20 October, 2020

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TNA To Pick Professionals For Provincial Ministers

The tussle for ministerial portfolios in the newly elected Northern Provincial Council is set to end on Saturday with at least two positions on education and health set to go to winning candidates from the Vavuniya and Kilinochchi districts who are also professionals in the field, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Wigneswaran-with-Sambanthan

In addition to the Chief Minister position, four ministerial portfolios are available for Education, Health and two other subjects on the list of powers granted to the provincial councils by the constitution.

The NPC’s Health Ministry Portfolio is likely to go to Dr. Sathialingam from Vavuniya who topped the TNA’s preferential list in the District with some 20,000 votes.

Thambirajah Kurukularajah, a former director of Education in Kilinochchi is likely to be appointed Education Minister, TNA sources said. Kurukularajah who received 26,000 preferential votes was denied a routine extension despite his credentials as a good educationist in the area.  There is also speculation that an engineer from Mannar should get one of the ministries and that candidates from the Jaffna District should not get more than one. The tussle for the Jaffna portfolio is currently between C.V.K. Sivagnanam and PLOTE leader Dharmaralingam Siddharthan.

It is expected that oath taking ceremonies will take place by Monday. Meanwhile the newly elected council currently has no assembly hall and its budgets are not yet decided, sources said.

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    What a difference, when all the other Provincial Councils are filled with Criminals, Murderers, Rapists, Drug dealers and Terrorists. Hope the crazy Jokers will learn a lesson from this model.

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      Hope the Crazy Jokers in other Councils, who elected such crooks, will learn a lesson from this model and elect such a model in the future elections

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      The Northern Province local govt. run by professionals with the RIGHT expertise, qualifications, principles and integrity will set an example for the rest of the provinces and the country to follow..

      THE NPC will lead by example and show the Sinhalaya Modayas who are attacking the provincial council system what good provincial governance can do for the local people and country.

      Today the provincial councils in the rest of the country are filled with corrupt criminals who are looting public resources because the ROT STARTS AT THE TOP with Raja-fukse – in Colombo – and has tricked down with the corrupt and criminal Rajapassa brothers who have concentrated all power in their family, while picking their cronies for local and provincial govt, to keep up a FACADE of DEMOCRACY to hide the Rajafukse Military Dictatatorship. Even the poverty reduction program (divineguma)und the corrupt and uneducated Basil Rajapassa who knows nothing about economics or development, is a political patronage system, to benefit the Rajafukse family and military business..

      Good governance and development in the north will be a wake-up call and set the example for the corrupt south and Colombo’s rotten political culture. By the way where is that corrupt DICTATOR of the UNP Ranil Wickramasinghe hiding these days? He should be hounded out of the country for destroying democracy in Lanka with the Rajafucka bros and sons…

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      Just wait & see how many “Professional” Paul vaulters , High jumpers, Spin doctors, Moon shiners would appear in TNA ranks & disappear into thin air to find next day in Govt. side.
      Your guess is as good as mine , after all this is politics.Welcome boys.

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      ?? appoint terrorist supporters??

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      You mean appoint terrorist supporters?

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        hela

        “You mean appoint terrorist supporters?”

        No terrorist supporters please.

        How about appointing real terrorists, Weerawansa,Somawansa,Tilvin, KP, Pillayan, Karuna,……………..?

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        are you refering to the govt ministers Hela :-)

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      Very civilized nation. Good example to world.I hope south voters will learn how to vote preference.Pls telecast your in house debates.It good for school children.

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      Hats off to Wiggie. Though, I am a Sinhalese from the south.

      I admire his profesionalism and clean record.

      Wigge sets an example to all other PCs run by stooges of the courrupt Rajapassa family clan.

      Cheers!

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        The same “Tamil” professionals support the smugglers lead LTTE also!

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          Mokkan
          They are still looking for the Mokkan General post. Have any hope.If Doglas allows you.

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    The Tamil Nation and the TNA-dominated NPC finds itself in that enviable position in producing a Council of Ministers of a professional calibre outside the square-pegs-in-round-holes sickening
    reality that has dominated our politics for so long. The Sinhala South is carefully watching the progress to tell its own so-called leaders “this is what we should have done” If the new NPC functions
    successfully and free of the usual weaknesses associated with governance, it may influence for much change in the running of political affairs in the South. The same good sense that prevailed on the part of the Tamil politicians in the choice of CM must continue to prevail in the selection of Ministers – unanimously and in good spirit.

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan

      Good to hear from you.

      What is your assessment of your people’s progress since the war ended in 2009?

      Are you hopeful that under Sampandan/Vickneshwaran leadership the Tamils have great opportunity move forward? Would the state and its rulers allow NPC to become the flag ship of the country?

      With your vast experience in business NPC should seek your services to build on their political success.

      Where do you think TNA can go wrong?

      Indians have offered to support NPC in consultation with the chief minister. How do you think MR and his gang going to act or react?

      Sinhalese should demand more powers to their respective councils rather than focused on bulldozing the NPC.

      Already a number of organisation representing saffron clad thugs have made veil threat. Sangha is yet to make theirs.

      Those who actively seeking to derail NPC will find filmsy charges to get the council dissolved, therefore NPC needs to thread carefully to avoid the usual trappings of power.

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        very sensitive approach.

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        Hello! Native Veddah – My First Nation friend:

        (Q)What is your assessment of your people’s progress since the war ended in 2009?

        (A) Could have been faster and more substantial if the intention was to use the process as an instrument to unify

        (Q)Are you hopeful that under Sampandan/Vickneshwaran leadership the Tamils have great opportunity move forward?

        (A) Yes. Both are senior, experienced and highly literate men who have had many lessons for decades in seeing how a country, unity and people are destroyed. It is quite likely they have the goodwill and support of the international community – a vital asset. They will avoid mistakes made by others. Both are for Sinhala-Tamil reconciliation. They may be viewed more hopefully by the Sinhala Nation. Remember the President said “api hithuwe atiyata yaka kalu nemai” (the devil is not as black as we feared)

        (Q) Would the state and its rulers allow NPC to become the flag ship of the country?

        (A) It is in their and the country’s interest to provide the NPC muscle and blood – make it succeed asap. We must avoid the lessons of how the DDC was wrecked during JRJ’s by starving it of finances – the lifeblood of development.

        (Q)With your vast experience in business NPC should seek your services to build on their political success.

        (A) I have had some modest success both in business and government. There are several successful Tamil business persons and groups well established overseas that will come with investments if the Centre shows, by performance and example, seriousness to unity and reconciliation. Investment from India, in particular, will be large and will help the North to grow faster.

        (Q) Where do you think TNA can go wrong?
        (A) Let us wish them well – for the sake of the entire country. The fear they will be controlled by overseas imagined LTTE residue or the much feared Diaspora, in my view, is a misplaced fear.

        (Q)Indians have offered to support NPC in consultation with the chief minister. How do you think MR and his gang going to act or react?

        (A) Whatever assistance India provides will be sent via the Centre and in consultation with it. As such there should be little difficulty there. One of the priorities and diplomatic challenges of the Rajapakse Govt will be to make the SL-Tamilnadu political relationship much more warmer and friendlier.

        (Q)Sinhalese should demand more powers to their respective councils rather than focused on bulldozing the NPC.

        (A) The needs of the NPC’s in all Sinhala areas are different. They have all the flexibility they want. By the way, Do you think elections were necessary both in the CPC and NWP

        (Q)Already a number of organisation representing saffron clad thugs have made veil threat. Sangha is yet to make theirs.

        (A) This is to be expected and this is where a strong government must come in. This has been our problem from 1956. No Tamil opposes the religion, which has so much commonality with Hinduism, but it is the radical racial-centred political activism and the unnecessary “we” and “they” syndrome – all of which have proved to be both divisive and disastrous.

        The Sangha has the standing and influence to play the greatest role to unite the Nation. At this historical juncture I am hopeful they will come out to assist the country to come together and move forward to reconciliation and progress – both of which very much at hand. In due time I look forward to the CM/NPC receiving the Mahanayakas to Jaffna on a historic visit.

        Senguttuvan

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          Senguttuvan

          Thanks for your studied comments. Let me ponder over your observation for the next few days and if necessary let me come back to you for clarification.

          Thanks again.

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          Senguttuvan

          What do you have to say about Champika’s observations on Tamil’s overwhelmingly voting for TNA?

          Here is the Ravana’s descendant Arya Sinhala/Buddhist Champika Ranawaka’s verbal diarrhoea:

          JHU questions Northern Tamils (Audio)
          September 26, 2013

          The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) claims the Tamils in the North did not vote out of their own free will at the provincial council elections.

          JHU MP and government minister Champika Ranawaka said that the perception the Tamils did not get misled and voted democratically is misleading.

          He claims the Tamils in the North who were once directed by the gun of LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran had now been led by telephone calls they received from LTTE supporters overseas.

          “We know the Tamil community is not democratic. Tamils do not vote freely. There is no ideology among the Tamil community. They vote based on the telephone calls they get from Toronto or Paris,” he said.

          He also accused Mannar Bishop Ryappu Joseph of carrying out a campaign against the Sinhales during the elections.

          The Minister also accused India of creating communal divisions in Sri Lanka. He said Tamils had, soon after the war, not overwhelmingly backed the TNA.

          However now the TNA votes increased owing to the intervention of the Indian central government and Tamils Nadu, the Minister said.

          He also said the government must take part of the blame for the “dangerous” situation the country is now facing following the TNA win at the polls.

          The Minister said the government could have prevented the situation but had allowed elections to take place under the existing constitution without making the amendments proposed by several political parties. (Colombo Gazette)

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        Native
        Just watch what the NPC is doing and copy if you can. that is the way to progress the south. But some cannot be corrected you know. Only a complete rehabilitation of the south have some effect.

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      Extremely true and exemplary words by Senguttuvan! The anti regime fronts in the South must give every support and encouragement to North to pursue this kind of professional political measures and surly within a very short period of time North would be a resounding example in the South as well as internationally as to how to engage in real and scientific politics. This model would very well server as an eye opener and a catalyst for the morons in the South to imitate, regenerate and iealogize. It will teach them on how to elect real politicians to rule the country, instead of sending rogues and criminals to power.

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      Thank you for your reply Senguttuvan.

      No one should take this Vedda seriously. It seems he needs to don in an original Vedda costume to think straight. This PC will never be dissolved by the Central Government unless of cause its CM act stupid and follow its CM of yesteryear, Waratharaja.

      Today Supreme Court has declared that ‘land’ is not a devolved power under 13A. Earlier it was decided an odd PC cannot withheld the authority of the parliament to pass laws into its domain. So, NP will have no more or no less powers than other PCs. It has to act in tandem with other provincial councils of Sri Lanka. If Tamils who seek new a road map for Eelam think neo-colonialist would deliver them ‘Police and Land’ powers in a platter, they are sadly mistaken.

      President MR said categorically that ‘Police and Land’ powers will not be devolved. However, lack of ‘Police and Land’ powers cannot be a detriment for CM to do the needful to uplift his voters’ living standard. The government support for PCs should be on equitable basis but strictly on population pro rate. Let’s see how the so-called educated group who rule NPC manage it efficiently.

      As Basil said, CM of NPC should take over all ongoing development projects except for those that come under the central government. At the end of the four year term, voter punters could gauge whether ‘the educated CM’ have delivered their aspirations, whatever their aspirations may have been. I am sure that’s what MR awaits to see.

      Diaspora Tamils have contributed billions of dollars to LTTE war coffers. Neo-colonialists backed NGOs and evangelists did their best to support LTTE destruction. LTTE is no more but various types of rump LTTE are collecting money and spending it lavishly to look for new roadmaps to Eelam. If these people genuinely wanted to help their kith and kin in the North they could help the new CM without making excuses.

      Talking about Vedda, I do not deny Vedda is a Bumiputra but they were not the original or the major race in Sri Lanka. I say, Vedda has become a show-piece for the Sri Lankans, today. I challenge anyone to prove otherwise. It was Yaksha, Naga, Deva and Raksha are the historical races of Sri Lanka not Vedda.

      Often we hear Tamils claim that they were the Naga. Sometime back, I read in ‘Irida Lankadeepa’ that the Madakalapuwa MP, Ariyanandan said; Tamil race in Sri Lanka is over 5000 years old. On the basis of that claim, Tamils who came from India recently and live in Sri Lanka are not in the Ariyanandan’s’ Tamil Nation’.
      Unfortunately for Tamils, they do not have rock edits or monuments or a chronicle in the calibre of Mahawamsa to prove such a historical connection to Lanka. Even Wikipedia couldn’t go beyond 1200AD. The only Sri Lankan Tamil chronicle available, Yalpana Vaipava Malai was written in 1736, but doesn’t say anything about Tamil connection to Naga.

      Nevertheless, Senguttuvan has explained us that his ‘Tamil Nation’ included Tamils who came from India recently but excluded Tamils of India who forms almost 95% of all Tamils. Is it not absurd then a group of less than 5% of Tamils in this world be called ‘Tamil Nation’? Regardless that euphemism, what puzzles me is that all Tamils of Sri Lanka speak the language of the Tamils of India and follow their culture. Perhaps Senguttuvan can give us an explanation for all that as well.

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        Thank you, dear Patriot. My comments were in the context of our Island where there were 2 Nations living in close proximity. When the British combined the two and gave us Independent as a single entity “for administrative convenience” Tamils went along in the hope they will not be denied their share of political power to develop their areas and to benefit all people throughout the island. But the Sinhala Only politics of 1956 and the violence at Galle Face Green in 1956/57, 1977, 1983 drove Tamils to re-think their future. The Sinhala dominated Govts of those years and even in the 2000s asking Tamils “to go to your (Tamil) areas” for safety were re-confirming this fact. Personally, I am prepared to forget the recent past and start afresh – if other Tamils agree. Sadly the Rajapakses have not conducted themselves since 2006 in a manner they could be relied upon for Tamils to be treated justly. They can still change currently in what appears to me to be the 12th hour.

        Most of the other matters you have raised, my friend, appear to be academic and can be settled through the passage of time. As to land, let us go by the doctrine of that brilliant lawyer and political leader Dr. Colvin R. de Silva priority of land allotments must go firstly to the people of the vicinity, then of the area, then of the District and if there are no claimants to the country. If the 13th Amendment is ambiguous in this regard let us then re-structure it to fall in line with present day realities. The Constitution, after all, must reflect the urgent needs of the people.

        But again, talking personally, I think Land, Police matters and other sensitive affairs should be gradually taken in after the new NPC administration settles in. The Sinhala South should begin to feel comfortable the new reality is not against them or for
        Separation. I am aware this is a highly incendiary issue in the South and presents dangers to the tottering regime. In a theatre where everyone seems to be having their own parochial agendas the Govt must be given time to come to grips with issues. The approach should be that wise lesson we were taught when we were in the lower classes “slow and steady wins the race” – but certainly not far too slow.

        Senguttuvan

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        Something on Tamil history –
        Ancient Tamils from the time of their migration, probably from the Indus valley, to the south of India did not keep chronological records of their history. All available evidence of our past had been gathered from anthropological evidence and other artefacts left behind. Even at the height of Tamil civilisation, the Chola period, detailed records were not kept. Most of the history has been reconstructed from stone inscriptions.
        In contrast when the motive for record keeping is driven by Religious fanaticism detailed chronological records were kept by many civilisations. There are a number of examples. Jews kept detailed records and these survive as the old testament of the bible. Similarly the Buddhist priests in Ealam kept their version of the history in the form of Mahavamsa and Culavamsa. Like the Bible there is evidence to suggest that these were written long after the events described took place. Therefore these cannot be considered as accurate records of the events. These were written by priests who mainly tried to convey a religious message using the events to illustrate the importance of the Buddhist religion, hence a very biased version. The description of the events had a very heavy religious flavour and the history was modified to glorify those kings who patronised and supported Buddhism and those who did not were portrayed as “bad kings”. There was also a tendency to remain silent on the issues which did not portray Buddhism or the Sinhalese race in a favourable light.
        Tamils who were inhabitants of Ealam from the ancient times and the Tamil invaders from Tamil Nadu in South India were despised, and were always portrayed in the most unfavourable light possible. De Silva expresses the same sentiments when he states “The Mahavamsa and its continuation Culavamsa were the work of Bhikkus and, naturally enough were permeated by a strong religious bias, and encrusted with miracle and invention. The central theme was the historic role of the Island as a bulwark of Buddhist civilisation, and in a deliberate attempt to underline this, it contrives to synchronise the advent of Vijaya with the parinabbana (the passing away) of Buddha.”[1]
        In spite of this silence, Mahavamsa and its continuation Culavamsa provides adequate clues to a strong Tamil presence in the Island of Ealam from the ancient times probably well before the arrival of the Sinhalese race. The aim of this paper is to reconstruct the history of Tamils in Ealam and to outline the origin of the Jaffna Kingdom. It can only be a brief summary which will give a glimpse of the glorious past. The discussions have to be left for further work as space does not favour a detailed analysis here.
        Ancient History
        Presence of Tamils in ancient Ealam has to be surmised as Mahavamsa, although does not mention it, gives clues in that it refers to the ministers of King Vijaya went to the City of Madura to woo the daughter of the Pandu King for their Lord[2]. Not only this indicates a strong suggestion of links between the Sinhala race and Tamils at a very early stage, but the Buddhist chronicle even goes as far as to suggest that the first king of the Sinhala had a Tamil wife. In addition in the earlier years where Mahavamsa is vague and the details probably not accurate there was evidence of Tamil Kings ruling the Sinhala race. There is evidence that in 177BC Two Tamil Kings usurped power at Anuradhapura and ruled for twenty two years to be followed ten years later by another, Elara who maintained himself in power for a much longer period – forty four years[3]. Mudaliyar Rasanayagam[4] following detailed research into ancient history including analysing the ancient Tamil Literature concluded that a Naga Kingdom existed in Jaffna in fifteenth century BC, the period generally allotted to the events described in the Mahavamsa. He also in his conclusions stated “in spite of the reticence of the Mahavamsa, very probably intentional, it will be clearly seen that for a thousand years after the advent of Vijaya, the principality in the North existed undisturbed, while the central power at Anuradhapura passed through several changes of dynasties and several storms of conquest”.
        There is evidence from archeological investigations conducted at Pomparippu in the North West of the Island in 1956 and 1957 of a culture which bears some resemblance to the South Indian Megalithic culture[5]; the similarities are most noticeable in the Adichchanallur site across the water in South India. The Adichchanallur site is considered to belong to Tamil culture. There fore there is strong archeological evidence for the presence of Tamils in Ealam in 300 B.C in the North West of the Island.
        De Silva recognises that several Kingdoms existed at that period in Ealam and the dynasty at Anuradhapura being one of them. He states[6] “The account of these events in the Mahavamsa is at once too bold in its outlines and too simplistic in narration. While Mahavamsa treats all kings of Sri Lanka since the mythical Vijaya as rulers of the whole Island, the inscriptional evidence points to a quite different situation, with the Anuradhapura kingdom – tradition attributes its foundation to Pandukabhaya, the third king of the Vijayan dynasty – merely the strongest, if that, among several in the Northern plain and in the Malaya and Rohana regions, as well as in other parts of the country”.
        It could be concluded that Tamils were a well established race in Ancient Ealam at least by 300 B.C. They probably had their own kingdom as research appear to indicate. It is regrettable that they did not leave a permanent record to prove this fact.

        http://www.nakkeran.com/Thamileezhameast.htm

        [1] De Silva K M, A History of Srilanka, UK 1981.
        [2] The Mahavamsa. Geiger W 1912.
        [3] The Mahavamsa. Geiger W 1912.
        [4] Mudaliyar C Rasanayagam. Ancient Jaffna. New Delhi 1926
        [5] Senaratne S P F. Prehistoric Archaeology in Ceylon. Colombo 1969.
        [6] De Silva K M, A History of Srilanka, UK 1981.

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          Buddhist scriptures suggest that the people of Lanka at the time of Wijaya were Yaksha, Deva, Naga and Raksha. Mahawamsa doesn’t suggest Wijaya is a Sinhala. It is Pandukabhaya, the half Yaksha king that assimilated other races to start the evolution of the Sinhala race.

          Sinhala folklore says that Naga people were there in Nagadeepa and Kelaniya but it never suggests that the Nagas were Tamils. Who knows Nagas may have been connected to Dravidians or Nagas of India. However, the Tamils’ claim that they [one part of Senguttuvan’s ‘Tamil Nation’] are the decedents of the said Nagas cannot be accepted as true. Tamils should tell us how and why Naga would have dropped all their heritage and become a mold of Madras Tamils in every way. I say it is logical that Nagas may have been assimilated to Sinhala race just like the other three ancient races of Lanka.

          Although Tamils argue that they have a long history within Sri Lanka history, only in 1215AD, a Tamil kingdom came in to being and that too as extension of the invader Magha. It became a tribute paying feudatory of the Pandyan Empire for its protection. Only with the fragmentation of the Pandyan Empire in 1323 Jaffna become an independent kingdom. Once again all them went back home when Portuguese captured and taken Cankili 11 to Goa in 1619.

          True Mahawamsa was compiled into a single document only in the 5th century by Mahavihara monks. But it refers to the royal dynasties of Indian subcontinent a well. Indian excavations in Sanchi and other locations, confirm the Mahavamsa account of the Empire of Asoka True, every chapter of the Mahavamsa ends by stating that it is written for the “serene joy of the pious”.

          Mahawamsa confirms that Tamils had ruled whole and parts of Sri Lanka at very many instances since Vijaya. It also imply that whenever Sinhalas defeated the invaders (Tamils), they’ve gone back to India. It is obvious then each time the left over Tamil were assimilated to Sinhala race. That must be true for no scholar has produced an acceptable alternative story about what had happened to the remaining people.

          It is the British Raj that created the present animosity between Sinhala and Tamils by treating Tamil Velalas as special. British thought Tamils English and gave them a disproportionate share of jobs in the government as a part of their divide and rule tactic. When Sinhala was made the official language, Tamils feared they would lose their monopoly. And politicians used it for their electoral advantage. Today, Tamil is also an official language of Sri Lanka. No Tamil could say, he or she is handicapped because he is a Tamil.

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            Patriot

            “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel – Samuel Johnson”

            Please stop defining who we are – according to Mahawamsa.

            We know who we are, therefore we do not need myth of origin to prove it as Sinhala/Buddhist have been trying so hard in the last hundred or so years.

            Tamils too want to catch up with you.

            You need some sort of Myth of Origin to manufacture your history and justify land grab.

            We do not need such things as we go back 26,000 years or more.

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            Patriotism is an emotion like religion.

            500 years after the death of Gautama the “serene joy of the pious” wrote the Mahawamse. You don’t even know what your grandfather was thinking when he was a live. It also means only I saw- we all know what paedophiles write. Your Benchmark is a romantic story to keep the Schedule caste of India content and not be converted to Islam as during the Mughal invasion. Go to Bihar Ravana there are stone inscriptions that Vijaya was a bandit who was driven away.

            From the Portuguese to the British Raj the Parses (Indo Europeans) refuges from present Iran were given first preference over the natives why? Because they did not display caste creed etc So your contention that tamils were favoured is a myth- first the burghers then the Sinhalese then the tamils to fend. It is because you were so favoured that they bought in the estate labour from India.

            BTW have you visited Andaman Island go then you would realise that you are kallathoni like vijaya the bandit now a bigot preaching the gospel.

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            Sinhalese and Tamils twist historical facts for advantage of their current politics.

            Sinhalese bark that they came from North India and Aryan. No Sinhalese came fro North India according to the same Buddhist stories.

            No Sinhala king ever married in the north Indian Royal families. Kings fought for their property rights and not based on the stupid language theories of today! The Author of MAHAVAMSA Bhikku Mahanama came from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu and from the Pallava Royals

            In Jaffna, no vellala caste existed during the rule of Arya Chakravarthis. The TAMIL “Vaiya Padal” is the proof. The majority caste of Jaffna “Madapally”[Magadha Paali), came with Kalinga(Orrissa) Magha] vanished in 150 years.

            Vellala caste appears after the Christian rule only!

            “Naga” are every where. A state of Nagaland in North eastern India but they look like CHINESE and not like Sinhalese or Tamils.

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      1.”TNA To Pick Professionals For Provincial Ministers”

      2.”There is also speculation that an engineer from Mannar should get one of the ministries”

      3.”The tussle for the Jaffna portfolio is currently between C.V.K. Sivagnanam and PLOTE leader Dharmaralingam Siddharthan”.

      Sengutuvan, look at the title of this news item !! Do you think that it has anything to do with item No. 3 I have pointed out here !!? (let me come back with some recollection on item No.3 a few lines below)

      Item No.2. An engineer contested from Mannar on UPFA list. He is one Mr.Robert Pieris from Pesalai – A Government servant posted by Rizard Badiyurdeen and later threatened by him to contest on UPFA list to split Tamil Votes in Mannar. This poor guy lost the battle and his job as well….don’t know what he’s going to do next!!? I wonder whether Rizard could accommodate too many people like his Master MaRa , as ”Advisors” !!?
      On the other hand , I doubt, the TNA has had any Engineers from Mannar in it’s list !!?
      The LTTE enjoyed many battle field success under the illiterate Mannar Commander Marusaleen Fuseless ( what a name !!?) Victor Oscar and found it’s first ever women regime in Mannar but never entertained the Catholic dominated District to maintain their own identity under any circumstances.
      Selvam Adaikalanathan from Mannar also an illiterate and an accidental leader of a Militant group and Political party, outside Jaffna serves the TNA for more than two decades for nothing. His election manifesto usually carries an A4 sized photograph of Our Lady of Madhu, which collects him more votes than his manifesto- proclaiming the nature of Mannar hamlets !!?

      The LTTE respected ”Thirukketheeswaram than the Madhu shrine , where they had their gun on the alter to fire at the undisciplined Military of Gota and who in return shelled the shine to kill deities is history now.
      I still wonder that who is the invisible Engineer from Mannar !!?

      Now , let me comment on item No.3.

      When Rasa Visvanathan (Father of Ruthrakumaran – the prime Minister of TNGT) completed his term as Mayor of Jaffna in the first half of the 80s, the council was left out in desert without a Mayor for more than a decade.
      Mr.C V K Sivagnanam as Commissioner ran the council with a policy that could comfort Mr.VP!!? He first moved the Council’s premises from the Catholic majority city to hindu dominated Nallur – claiming that it should be kept at ”Sankiliyan’s” Capital !!?
      Later CVK was shot at by the assailants sent by VP for his natural gift of ”Tami double game” while bathing inside a banana garden in the premises of his residence.

      My question is:- How long the traditional Vellala high cast Hindu dominated TNA could hide it’s traditional arrogant dirty face behind the Modest CVW !!?

      On the other hand Mr.Sidhdardan as leader of the PLOTE after Uma Maheswaran has lots of feathers on his cap with regards to crimes on his own people.He has a long list of criminal history, right from the time of the IPKF and then with the SL military in Vavuniya. His deputy Mr.Maanikkathasan was notorious for torturing Tamil youth suspected to be loyal to the LTTE. The natural gift of sadism took him to the level of burning men alive by the side of their burial grounds in Vavuniya. pulling their nails and injecting safety pins into the fingers, inserting barbed wires into the anus were his favourites.

      In the second half of the 90 – a cruelly tortured young man managed to escape the death grip of Manikkathasan to surrender to the then Parish priest of Vavuniya Fr.Navaratnam,at the alter of St.Anthoy’s church while the Sunday mass was on !!

      The cruel animals of Manikkathasan’s threatened Fr.Navaratnam to hand the dying boy to them or to face death at their hands. Usually a bold person, Fr.Nava chased the animals from the church premises to find safty the boy.
      Mr. Sidhdarden never opened his mouth against Manikkathasan, instead he has been defending him against all accusation of the local and International Human Rights Bodies. Amnesty International continuously condemned the POLTE for criminal offences and human rights violations especially in Vavuniya.

      Sidhdardan ran away from Vanni to find the votes of his father’s kith and kin in Jaffna -hiding his criminal face.

      Now, which of the two professionalism that the TNA is going to make use of !!?`The sleeping high cast arrogant Hindu devil professionalism in CVK or the cruel bloody sadistic professionalism of Dharmalingham’s Son Sidhdardan !!?

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        Dear Rev. Devil:

        Was it Jesus Christ who said “let him, who has not sinned,
        cast the first stone” So I suppose the 30 years of man’s
        inhumanity to man in the NEP has left hardly anyone unscarred.
        As to the tussle for positions in the future NPC, I am your
        student. You know far much more. But If I am permitted an
        opinion since there are many who deserve to be appointed but
        there are only two slots for the Appointed category the rotational
        choice appears to be useful – though clearly not ideal.

        Senguttuvan

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        Why did your Catholic Church join LTTE in bank robberies and supported all the murders of LTTE? Are you and your catholic church try to bring back the Portuguese rule in jaffna?

        In Jaffna Municipal area HINDUS are majority and no Catholics or Christians.

        CVW is not a “VELLALA” but a MADAPALLY. CVKS is from Agampadiya caste.

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    Well done CM sir,Hope you will bring a new political culture to this be-sieged country represented by politicians cum thugs at the central level.Wish the southern people will wake up one day from the dream they are in at present to follow the standards set by our Nothern brethen to elect a decent parliament with some educational background to govern this country which has already gone to dogs sadly.

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    The Tamils have suffered long enough to allow their council to be run by criminals, reprobates and dishonest people. I am sure CV will not tolerate any such people in his government.

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    TNA picks professionals for PC ministers, while Rajapakse appoint low level unqualified candidates from Parliament to Pradeshiya sabas.

    In this case, TNA is clever while idiotic Rajapskses shows their abilities.

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      Weak Leaders are always afraid of such Educated, Efficient Professional’s as they always suffer from inferiority complex.

      R.Premadasa appointed D.B Wijetunga as prime minister leaving capable politicians aside.

      Mahinda Rajapaksha appointed D.M Jayaratna as Prime Minister as he is afraid of others as they will be future threats for him and his Family. He also appointed uneducated thugs as Cabinet ministers to keep his power un-challenged.

      Ranil W. also doing the same by sidelining capable politicians as he wants to be the life time Opposition Leader.

      Only JR was not afraid for that as he was a true educated leader.

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    Isn’t Ananthi Sasitharan “forman material” for a seat on this Vellala Professionals Club?.

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      That woman won’t look at you now. Sumane velle gihila nanda. Naughty boy.

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      K.A.Sumana,
      In jaffna every one is vellala now. No low cast man. every one economically well off, only benefit tamils achieved after 30yrs of war. You sinhala modayas never going to upbring your poor people, you know why? You elect all sort of criminals running your people. Look and learn from tamils.

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      My vote if for Ananthi.

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      KAS’s diatribe is an expression of frustration coupled with low grade mentality.

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      enna machan Leela ( KA Suman’wathie) looks like your frustrated anney paw!

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      TNA manifesto asks to initiate inquiries on the former LTTE cadres for war crimes even though they were rehabilitated by Mahinda.

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    The selection for the ministerial posts looks good.With Mr.Sivagnanam as the other Minister and Sitharthan, the Speaker it should be a fine team. Mr.Sivagnanam with his seniority,experience and expertise definitely deserves a place and for gender balance, to look after the Women,Children and the Humanitarian affairs and to respect the wish of the people who gave more than 87000 votes to her, Ananthi Sasitharan deserves a position in the Cabinet instead of the Member from Mannar. Srithar Theatre can be used as the Assembly Hall after cleaning the rubbish there and I am sure its owner who lives abroad will gladly give it on a nominal rent.

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      LOL where will “Hon” Douglas go then?

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    I don’t think the TNA or the Coucil Members are looking for an ASSEMBLY Hall.Will be the last on their thoughts.
    Buisness at hand is more important than a palacial setting.
    A suggestion.
    There is no necessity to have a governor of the north now that the Chief Minister is above this position.MR should now send Chandrasiri on a ambasodorial position, vacate the palacial building for himself at Old Park and hand it over to CJ Wigneswaran.
    There will be a great room,one of them to hold meetings.
    We have not heard any Tamamshas,Paal choru,horns blaring and newly elected members garlanded and taken in a procession.

    They are always busy planning what is best for the future of the Tamils.

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      I hope they nominate you Hannah. After all you have soft spot for ‘learned’ people.

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        She does not need legal aid.

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      I hope you have no knowledge of the provisions of the provincial councils. President rep has more powers than the elected CM!

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    Will there be a separate building for the NP Provincial Council. The question is who should provide. Will MR drag on this issue or provide a dilapidated building or even if a building is provided by concerned Tamil citizens, will that be acquired by the SL Army? Navi Pillai should have raised this issue also as it is also inter-woven with the Tamil issue. The international community should be aware of this and about the steps of suppressing the Tamils by all means.
    Experienced educated people in the NPPC versus criminals in the other Provincial Councils – Will those criminals understand what the NPPC members are discussing.

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    Hi Barney,thanks for the kind comment.Don’t you want a better life for the Tamils and see people at the top rung to understand and give the Tamil masses a better life? They have been ‘chosen’ by the masses and expected in the democratic process the right of the masses is to expect the voted candidates to listen and act.
    Lets us hope it will run well.

    No Barney,I am mostly with the people who have gone through trauma of all sorts.Seeing and experiencing is believing and it stays with you forever.It also makes you rise up and help them and stand for justice.

    When news reached me of the sufferings in the vanni,and government news said otherwise I went into the vanni in 2010 and saw the disaster.Not only of the people but of the environment.It was devastating.
    In 2012,I drove towards Manik Farm to find out for myself whether news from the government was believable.I found row upon row of tents and people languishing outside.They lookes shell shocked,immaciated,worn out and tired.
    I do expect TNA and CJW to do their very best.The best they can.

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    In all honesty. The Tamil nation is not short of educated people. What they ought to do is get some trade union people involved. Good negotiators. Not the usual firebrands, who delivered on nothing. The problem is the diaspora and Tamil Nadu will not except moderates. Even the students in TN were against wiggie cuz he was perceived as moderate.

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    It is good that the NPC is getting about business without waiting for the Govt to provide facilities. This is were the the delay can be. Govt red tape, bureaucracy and indifference should not be allowed to hinder the activities of the council.

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    Rubbish. Ministers must be found from among the elected criminals. You cannot introduce outsiders.

    Ananthi won 2nd highest number of votes. She is not educated. She is a war widow. But she should be a minister.

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      I agree with you.

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    We are in the South are raped by broad day light by the utterly corrupt useless politicos. Most of the fellows are either criminals who should have been held behind bars.

    But we are forced to live with it. just see the way these idiots use the public road. The way they use it with no respect or regard of the other road users is an utter contempt to the other road users. See the way President Rajapakse use the road. He needs dozens of security vehicles including two ambulances. What a waste of public funds in a country where a substantial populations struggling for living.

    See the other leaders use the public roads. Watch the following and see how the UK Prime Minister use the road with due respect to the traffic laws.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV5iwyiyb5I&feature=share

    Please set an example to the rubbish senseless politicos in the south as how to respect the rule of law. The most obvious ones first the traffic laws. By doing that not only you perform your office with due respect to the rule of law but send clear message to the rubbish lot in the South as well.

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    Never mind the election win, why do you have to rub it in ? Surely you can find people less educated, with criminal popularity as practiced in the South. At least you will have a meeting of minds. Phew!

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    The magnificent Town Hall that was destroyed during the freedom struggle should be rebuilt with facilities to accommodate a Council Meeting room. The building should be called the Town Hall and not by any other name. Definitely not MR Hall.

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    Unlike puppet governments of war ravaged countries by the neo-colonialist, Sri Lanka government had brought about a total peace and progressive development to the war affected areas. Not just all Tamils that blasted human bombs and fired at government forces are released to the society but rehabilitated and offered them loans to start a business of their own and join the development effort by the government. To expect every Tamil in the North to have a three bed-semi with all the amenities as some people here expect is nice but it is just unrealistic.

    There are at least half a million Tamils who live in estates and worked hard for generations in Sri Lanka? They have not declared war against Sri Lanka but have contributed to its economy generation after generation. I am ashamed that many of those Tamils are still live in one room terrace like houses with shared toilets. Now that the people of NP elected ‘educated people’ of TNA to lead them, government must ought to turn its full attention to what I wrote above.

    Let the ‘educated people’ of TNA manage NP and make it the showcase of our PCs. As minister Basil says, the new CM should take over all ongoing projects but those that come under the central Government. ‘Police and Land’ powers cannot be held as an excuse to continue those projects meaning to put people out of poverty. NP is another provincial council of Sri Lanka, hence the government support for PCs must be strictly on pro rate population basis.

    Diaspora Tamils have contributed billions of dollars to LTTE war machine who fought a vicious war for thirty years to realize their pipe dream. Neo-colonialists backed NGOs and evangelists and other anarchists did their best to support LTTE destruction. Now that LTTE is drowned in Nanthikadal, various types of rump LTTE are collecting money and spending it lavishly on new roadmaps to Eelam. They should have been held responsible to finance and uplift the lives of the people they have kept in misery for so long.

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    I am sure that they will do well.
    But watch out for the scheming of the Rajapaksa clan.

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    The TNA needs to be vigilant. The RajaPoxsa crooks will be out for revenge after CHOGM. They might try their usual dirty tricks trying to bribe or intimidate TNA PC candidates, and they could use the army to sabotage development work started by the TNA. Nothing is beyond this crooked family.

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    I don’t think that TNA has enough experience in selecting suitable ministers to run the provincial council. In my opinion TNA should get an advise from our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthu before selecting suitable persons as Ministers.

    TNA should select Ministers only studied up to Grade 9. if it is not possible even Grade 8 also no problem. They don’t need highly educated persons as Ministers to run Provincial council as our Cabinet Ministers such as Wimal Weerawansa, Housing minister – Grade 9, Jhonston Fernando, Trade minister- Grade 9 – and even the President, Finance minister passed only O/L and Speaker, Chamal Rajapaksha O/L, Basil Rajapaksha, economic minister O/L failed, Mervin Silva – Grade 5 etc. etc.

    Also TNA should consider to appoint all the Provincial council members as ministers to break the record of our Central Govt. Jumbo Cabinet.

    If these Ministers can run the Country and economy why only Northern provincial council need highly educated, professional people run the council.

    Some people can argue that this also may be an International Conspiracy to tarnish the Image of our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi by appointing highly educated professional people to run the council and Definitely Tamil Diaspora behind this.

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    “Ananthi was knocked back by the TNA Board, becuasue she does’t speak English”, says the Australian from Sydney

    Why would a a Minister for War Widows Welfare need English when the President of the country who she / he will ultimately report to, speak Tamil?.

    Unless of course the Minister’s mother tongue is not much chop when it comes to communication at the Vellala dominated Cabinet Level.

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      still hanging on to the vellala word huh……..poor poor sumansekera dont cry baba dont cry ok

      be a good boy and try to sell non existent houses to people in the south ok pattiya

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      Typical uppish vellalah attitude.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      Touch Me Not caste classification makes you an incubator for wars.The world needs no more.

      Love yourself like Dr Ambedkar the schedule caste who suffered immensely and finally became the father of India’s constitution.
      Do ours bottom up please giving individual rights to all then Rajapassa would kiss your butt and you don’t need to troll no more for him. Even your Mr Putin recently said god made us all equal and we should not forget that while making a request.
      Listen to Imagine by John Lennon

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    When person get caught in flood they even try to hang on to grass for save the life

    Same thing happened to LTTE terrorist , if they thing winning local council election enough to survive

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      still smarting that UPFA didnt win are we ;-)

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    CVK Sivagnanm is a man of experience unlike the corrupt Siddharthan. let Siddharthan retire from politics. Mavai, Adaikalanathan & Co follow Siddhrathan.
    Same with Ananthi. She might have got votes but her hands are tainted. She is going to be like Mavai crowd. Just political dead weights. Bring back educated people into politics and let us set an example in Sri Lanka.

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      Dr Vincent –
      “her hands are tainted” Rajapaksa’s whole body is tainted.

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    All the high hopes may be dashed if the MR & cabals proposal in circulation materializes viz. the creation of 25 District Ministers from
    the 67 Cabinet Ministers – a political wrench in the works! Imagine
    D.Douglas over-riding the NPC CM as the DM? Laws may be framed anew to
    subjugate PC not under the Govt.Politics.

    Things may take a bad turn after the CW Mtg. which will be boycotted by
    Indian PM – he has his own perogatives to cater.

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    Sumanasekere- every thread I see you on CT you are still beating the ‘vellar caste drum’.
    You do have a great chip on your shoulder.are you mad at the Kandyan sighalese who call themselves the upper caste and elite of the singhalese.
    leave the Tamils alone.You are a jealous man.

    Give up the ‘caste’ drum for your own sanity.your riling will not bother the Tamils.They have gone past this many years a go.
    where were you?

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    Mr. T. Kurukularajah is the ideal candidate for the post of Education Minister in the NPC. Apart from been a teacher, principal and Director of Education, he is also voracious reader( both in Tamil and English)keen follower of contemporary history, great sports fan and a musician. He has high quality leadership skills.Even during LTTE’s regime he never failed to call a spade a spade. Been a Christian and was able to poll over 26000 votes in a Hindu dominated area speaks volumes of his popularity. If he were to be appointed as the Education minister there is no doubt Northern Province will be greatly benefited.

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