20 October, 2017

To Daily News Pāla On “With Friends Like Wijesinha, President Didn’t Need Enemies”

By Rajiva Wijesinha –

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha MP

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha MP

The Editor

Daily News

Dear Sir

My attention has been drawn to a news item in your columns today under the heading ‘Al Jazeera program: With friends like Wijesinha, President didn’t need enemies’.

The writer, whilst obviously upset that I am not supporting the President in the forthcoming election, asserts that ‘What Wijesinha means of course is that our foreign policy should be more agreeable to the Tamil Tiger terrorist sympathizers such as Surendiran’. He also insinuates that I want the President to lose ‘so he can be taken before war crimes tribunals’.

This is absolute nonsense and ignores completely the altercations I had with Mr Surendiran during the programme. The writer also evidently missed my defence of the manner in which our forces fought the war, which led to the interviewer challenging me.

It is well known that I was one of the most effective defenders in international fora of our forces, and it is tragic that the writer should ignore the fact that the forces have lost the services of people like me – most recently Chris Nonis who drew particular ire from those who run our foreign policy after he ably defended us in an interview with CNN.

It is also shocking that the Daily News, whilst charging me with wanting policies more agreeable to ‘Tamil Tiger terrorist sympathizers’, has completely ignored the audit query prepared by senior Treasury officials who drew attention to transactions with suspected LTTE sympathizers.

A free Laptop from President to Daily News Editor Rajpal Abeynayake

A free Laptop from President to Daily News Editor Rajpal Abeynayake

Unfortunately the writer, and many of those who are leading the President astray, hope to win this election too by talking about the past. That may be desirable if winning elections were the sole purpose of having a President. On the contrary, the purpose of having elections is to elect a President who can govern the country and defend us against our enemies, a task at which the current regime has been singularly unsuccessful in recent years.

Typically, assuming the main opposition candidate would be Ranil Wickremesinghe, those with influence on the President have spent vast amounts of public funds on material to attack him, and they now want to move the election arguments back to the past so as to use the material they have prepared. They have still not understood that this election is about the present and the future, and once again the country has a candidate from the traditional Sri Lanka Freedom Party who will be able to bring about social revolution.

Mr Surendiran, like those surrounding the President, lives in the past, which is why I chided him. He is unable to get over the defeat of the Tigers, just like those who now make government policy, and do not understand that they should work towards reconciliation and a united country, rather than stressing divisions.

I am happy to say that I know that intelligent members of the forces agree with me. Recently, when I was critical of the decision to ban so many Tamil groups, the head of Military Intelligence sought me out to explain the reasons, because he said he was disappointed at my criticism, given that I had been such a staunch defender of the forces. I should note that Prof Rohan Guneratne, in proposing a meeting, said that ‘He regards you as an invaluable leader respected internationally.’ When the young man told me that there were still people abroad pursuing the Tiger agenda but added that it was just about 7% of the diaspora, I told him he had proved my point, since my despair was because nothing was being done about the more than 90% who were opposed to terrorism and believed in peace and reconciliation.

After some Socratic questioning, he granted that the reason for failure to move forward was the Foreign Ministry. He admitted that the LLRC, the action plan regarding which has been approved by Cabinet, noted the need for a policy to win over the diaspora, but that nothing had been done about this.

I told him that he could best serve his master, the Defence Secretary, by telling him that his brave forces would suffer unless something were done about the incompetence or inaction of the Ministry of External Affairs. I should note that, when the three Rajapaksa brothers were trying to persuade Vasantha Senanayake not to support anyone else, and Basil Rajapaksa complained that he had been critical of the Minister of External Affairs, the President had agreed with Vasantha’s categorical assertion that the Ministry was a mess.

But I fear the head of intelligence was not in a position to advise the Secretary of Defence, and things have gone from bad to worse. As I noted in writing to him a couple of weeks later –‘I agree that you need to be tough with terrorists, but history teaches us that this only succeeds if you have a conciliatory policy towards society as a whole. In particular I think your work will be unsuccessful unless, as suggested by the LLRC, there is a sensible strategy to win over the moderate elements in the diaspora. The response of the Australian government to the ban is indicative of the problems we will face unless we act with intelligent discrimination.’

Unlike the Ministry of External Affairs, which crawls and shouts in turn, my position has not changed. In 2009, when the British Foreign Office urged us to talk to the Tamils, I said that was of course a priority. But when they told me we should talk to the TGTE I was very firm in telling them that that was quite unacceptable. Our obligations are to our Tamil citizens, not to theirs, who had no excuse at all for their subservience to terrorists.

It is sad that the Daily News too should follow the mould of Mr Surendiran and try to polarize. But I have no doubt that you are doing this sincerely, and do not have a terrorist agenda. The forces however know who their staunchest and most consistent defenders are, and I have no doubt they regret the manner in which you have fallen into the trap of those who wish to alienate the President from those who were effective in defending the country in the past. Hysterical denunciations are no substitute for intelligent argument, and the Sri Lankan people know that, as do the Generals who fought the war so bravely and who are now in danger of being hounded because of the incompetence of those who should have defended them sensibly.

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    and in the meantime K A Sumanasekera gets ready for his next posting but his mind is blank,hence let me help him,buddy use key words such as Vellala CM,Diasporians,TNA proxies,Ranil,a dollar a day,Dalits,erection,happy ending,sambandan,MP Abraham,dollars,dosh,posh,Vellalas,our way of life,TGTE,sira,my elders,chicks,how cool is that! gosh…..i have helped K A Sumanasekera to write his next piece of crap ;-)

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      Don’t worry professor or doctor or whatever.

      Sri Lankans will not be able to understand most of the things you say to these foreign media because your acquired “British” accent puts them off.

      MR gave you a place because your father was a Hambantota baiya who made it good in Colombo. But isn’t your grievence against MR based on his pointing out that you would not be able to make a dent in Sri Lankan politics without the ability to speak Sinhala properly?

      So you crossed over to make your cousin Ranil leader again!
      Very patriotic professor or doctor or whatever.

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      Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha MP

      Mahinda loses Chamal’s support?

      Even Mahinda Rajapaks’s brother, will not support thr dictator.

      MaRas tried to kill his son recently..

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7854:mahinda-loses-chamals-support&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      The Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has told his associates that he had decided not to take any side due to the crisis that has developed within the government.

      He has told his associates that he is disappointed regarding the wrong political policies followed by the present regime adding that they would be very harmful for the country.

      The Speaker is following a silent policy at present and according to sources he refrains from answering his mobile phone at present.

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    I was one who did criticise you continuously in these columns about your unethical stand of protecting a day time robber and mass murderer Ma-Ra a.k.a Medamulana Percy.

    For once I feel sorry for someone like you to keep with this morons and in the same time protecting a regime that is not fit to govern even a Banana republic in Africa.

    Not that I agree with the Eelamists, but there should be a mechanism to punish those few officers and cadre that was responsible for mass scale HR violations and if proven Go-Ra, Ma-Ra and guys like Shavendra de Silva should be tried in the ICC tribunal in the Hague no matter who will be the president in Sri Lanka, those are crimes against humanity.

    When coming back to the article., its pathetic that 3rd class govt ministers the gold-chain-snatching Abeygoonewarrdena, Bokku-Kata and paga chakrawarthi Mahindananda comes on TV and accuse that the common candidate is the brains of foreign govts and intelligence and all this is to take the regime to Hague and twist the news. Then again, you were also a part of this very same govt until last Friday and its a shame for someone like you to keep with those dogs for that long.

    Even in today Divaina newspaper was very critical of you Rajiva and please take extra measures not to met with an planned accident as you know Rajapaksas can resort to any low level.

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      Rajiva Wijesinha –

      “Unfortunately the writer, and many of those who are leading the President astray, hope to win this election too by talking about the past. “

      Rajiv, that is their job. They are called Shills and whitewashers, and they will lie..

      This is called MaRa Governance. Lying and deceiving.

      Why don’t you write the Common sense pamphlet, like Thomas Paine did in 1776, and expose MaRa? Then you can expose the shills at Daily Shill news and other places.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

      Common Sense (pamphlet)

      Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2]

      Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[3] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[4] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[5]

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        No no please. We have lined up Email van der Poorten to do that job on behalf of Chandrika.

        He is the (hymie) authority on the ‘common sense leaflet’ and he is the originaator of the idea.

        So Prof Wijesinha, one less task for you.

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          Rajiva Wijesinha –

          Lansi Ulama says

          “We have lined up Email van der Poorten to do that job on behalf of Chandrika.”

          So, take up some other task in order to free Lanka from the Rajapaksa Dynasty Dictatorship and bring democracy and Good governance to Lanka.

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            Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha MP,

            We do not know if you had a chance to listen to Anura K Dissanayaka in Parliament, In case you missed it,given below.

            Anura’s prediction that beat astrologers

            Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Anura Kumara Dissanayaka (Sinhala:අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක ) (born 24 November 1968) (known as Anura Kumara Dissanayaka) is a Sri Lankan politician, current Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna[1] and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He was the former Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Lands and Irrigation. Dissanayake was named the leader of JVP at the 7th national convention of the party held on 2 February 2014.

            Published on Oct 16, 2014

            On 8th September, 2010 Anura Dissanayaka of the JVP said in Parliament that even Mr. Basil Rajapaksa would be ill-treated due to the 18th amendment adopted to get more power for the executive President.

            He said serious crises would develop in the government in 2014 and it would politically harm not only Ministers such as John Seneviratna, Maithripala Sirisena, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Rajitha Senaratna but also their children.

            Mr. Dissanayaka’s speech: VIDEO

            Anura Dissanayake’s Speech on 18th Amendment in Parliament on 08.09.2010

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXljZYjAOfE

            Anura’s prediction that beat astrologers

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    Rajiva,

    You cannot protect the country, its President or its Generals from unfair or illegitimate foreign intervention by being merely obstructive. If there are credible allegations of war crimes, and you are confident that there were no planned, intentional war crimes, then the only way to protect the integrity and dignity of the Country, the President and the General is to facilitate credible, independent investigations. Not continue to obstruct them. What exactly have we gained by obstructing such fair investigation since 2009 (remember your empty proclamation of Dayan’s victory in Geneva?!)

    Diaspora intervention (90% of them not supportive of terrorism as you correctly point out, and perhaps that might even be an under-estimate) resulted only because of this irrational obstruction and unwillingness to accommodate fairness to a segment of the population that has every right to expect equal and fair treatment by its own Government.

    You now speak of your earnest desire for reconciliation. Where exactly were you when Dayan, very vociferously and staunchly justified Sinhala war victory celebrations proclaiming that “after all the protests against Apartheid was grounded in the aspirations for Majoritarian rule!” That was from an educated, internationally exposed, respected representative Political scientist from Sri Lanka, on behalf of its Government! Do you subscribe to that view? Do you earnestly believe that harbouring such sentiments are any indication of even the slightest desire for reconciliation?

    Again, I know you are too timid to answer any challenging questions – aside from showing your mettle against thuppahi-editors whose professionalism puts to shame only the professionalism of our Foreign Ministry!

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      This illiterate donkey misquotes me: I never said “MAJORITARIAN rule”; I said “MAJORITY rule”.

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        Dayan the Diplomat (obviously the “diplomutt” as he proves himself now, with the language his Ammi taught him! Thaththi must really be turning in his grave).

        In any case Dayan – I challenge you to cite your statement, with link. You will then see what you really wrote – and you will know who the Donkey’s ass is! You are a shameless imbecile– whom MR thought fit to describe as prostituting for an NGO, and you had no defense. (I am certainly hopeful CT with grant me the privilege of appropriate rebuttal-language, far short of the one CT allowed Dayan to use.)

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          First you stop hiding behind under the Kumar R name, you dishonest scoundrel.

          Kumar Rupesinghe does not write here.

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            Sorry Agnos.

            I meant to address “Pena Kiyanna” – my apologies to Agnos!

            Aney Pena Kiyanna – the rest belongs to you.

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          He must be under a lot of stress these days that people are deserting his master; that is what must be causing such outbursts.

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            Aney Agnos – an obvious DJ [Edited out].

            I will let you in on a secret that has eluded your raa-muttiya that obviously masquerades as a head. Kumar R can be a million other things, other than Kumar Rupasinghe, you dolt!

            Here you go – just for the benefit of imbeciles like you: I am not Kumar Rupasinghe. Period.

            And you are truly Agnos – right? Imbecile and a hypocrite rolled into one pathetic deadbeat.

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        WOW… Someone is a bit too sensitive I guess. Kumar is called ‘illiterate monkey’ for this minor thing? Dayan and Rajiva seem to think the people don’t understand the double game played by them. They wanted to show the intellectual world that they are against this despot, his family and his dictatorial ways. In the mean time, they are happily playing for supper. Even half-astute readers can see the pathetic game by the esteemed doctors! What do they think about the readers, morons who can’t understand their idiotic ways and means of Rajiva and Dayan?

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        Dayan,

        Here is precisely what you wrote, emphasis and all:

        “the protest against apartheid was rooted EXACTLY on the thirst for majoritarian domination of the minority.”

        Deny writing that explicitly, and I will send you the citation – or would you rather concede that by your action/response you have proved yourself to be worse than a Donkey’s ass?! Hope you educators in Political Science take note.

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          Dayan? Lost and not found?? Cooking up excuses???

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          I flatly deny that. Even the English is bad. I don’t use terms like ” thirst” in my political writing.

          “rooted exactly on”??? You can’t root something on, you moron. “On the thirst for the majoritarian domination of the minority?” That’s strictly Tamil eelam discourse: ” Thamileela thayaham”– rememeber? I challenge you to quote the text, the title, the date and the source, you liar…

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            “That’s strictly Tamil eelam discourse”

            Dayan Jayatilleka was a Minister in Varatharajaperumal government, right? Eelam People Revolutionary Liberation Front…?

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            Hey Dayan,

            Three observations:

            First, this is not the first time you flatly denied, or challenged “when did I say that” or ‘can you prove it”. However, when the proof is provided you just slither away, crawling back to your black hole to reappear from a different hole after some cooling-off period! What a scum-bag strategy?! So, let me repeat what I suggested. You claim now that that all what you said was that the protest against apartheid was for MAJORITY rule. Can you cite that with the link and the date? That will then prove exactly what you said – right? If you are so confident, why don’t you do that?

            Second, you obviously then concede that your view is that the protest against apartheid was indeed for MAJORITY rule – it is just the term “MAJORITARIAN” that you have an issue with. This is again your vile strategy of distraction, not unlike your response to MR’s allegation about your prostituting for an NGO. Your only response then was “let MR name the NGO!” The issue much bigger than just naming the NGO. The issues was that MR thought fit to “out” you as capable of prostituting your skills. And, the other obvious implication was that you had done similar “duty” for him when you were under his pay!

            So, tell us now, as a Political scientist, is it your opinion that the protest against apartheid was prompted (I will come to the “rooted on” issue below) by aspirations for MAJORITY rule, rather than to dismantle the “segregated political system: a political system in South Africa from 1948 to the early 1990s that separated the different peoples living there and gave privileges to those of European origin.“ Was it not about eliminating a system that reserved select privileges unfairly to a specific class, namely those of European origin at the exclusion of the rest of the population? Can you get one of the well published academic from a respected institution (with whom you regularly had tea in the past, and let all of us know about it regularly) to agree publicly on your interpretation – that the protest against apartheid was rooted “in” aspirations for MAJORITY rule?

            Third, your trying to knit-pick on the “rooted on” is again just a vile attempt at baseless distraction. Here are two links to book titles that hopefully (a) convinces you of the right and wrong of the usage of “rooted on” and (b) proves who the true moron is! Seems like, even when you write correctly, it is only by accident and not by intent!

            Link 1:

            “Rooted on Blue Stone Hill: A History of James Madison University” Hardcover– December 30, 2004, by Nancy Bondurant Jones
            http://www.amazon.com/Rooted-Blue-Stone-Hill-University/dp/1930066171
            Link 2:
            Rooted on the River’s Edge Paperback– July 1, 2014. By Kimberly Murray.
            http://kimberlymurray.net/rooted-on-the-rivers-edge/

            Dayan, it is not without great restraint, despite enormous temptation otherwise, that I stayed away from crossing communication etiquettes. It is not too late for you to reform even though the parentage and tutelage over the last five (or is it six) decades have miserably failed you. So I hope to see some civility in your response.

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            Dayan,

            You state “I don’t use terms like ”thirst” in my political writing.… that’s strictly Tamil eelam discourse: ” Thamileela thayaham”– remember? (Actually “Thaham” not “Thayaham” you literacy challenged goof, just half-baked in any language you choose to use)

            A simple Google search alone will quickly establish the fallacy of your stupid “strictly Tamil” assertion, moronic-abilities not withstanding.

            “Thirst for Freedom, Paperback, by David A. Stewart(Author)– January 4, 2012”

            “The Thirst For Freedom By: Pastor Matthew Hagee, John Hagee Ministries”

            “Martin Luther King Jr quotes: Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

            You just prove what a shameful apology you are for an “educated” one let alone a “diplomatic” one!

            You are indeed a uniquely miserable excuse for an academic who thinks the protest against Apartheid was “rooted on (or even in) the thirst for MAJORITARIAN (or even MAJORITY) domination! “

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        Dayan,

        I’ll show you how wrong you were with the simplest of lessens in global politics:

        First: The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM), was a British organization that was at the centre of the international movement opposing South Africa’s system of apartheid.
        Second: What exactly is Apartheid? Definition of apartheid (n): [ ə páart h̄̀t ] – “segregated political system: a political system in South Africa from 1948 to the early 1990s that separated the different peoples living there and gave privileges to those of European origin “

        Consequently, the protest against Apartheid was to remove the undue privileges enjoyed by the minority, the privileges that were explicitly denied to the majority – it was for equal treatment, or democracy . It was neither for majoritarian, nor even for majority control!

        So you were wrong, if not vilely dishonest, even if you had said “majority” and not “majoritarian”. But indeed you said “majoritarian” as I have very explicitly cited your own words.

        You would seriously consider a huge apology, if only you were not born of uncouth circumstances – Donkey’s or their assess for parental guidance for civility in communication! You shame your educators as well as your parentage, both in one shot!

        The only upside I see is that you have become quite nervous and vividly shamed of your own past “pearls of wisdom” that you so generously doled out while in the safety of the womb of the current regime that you and your pals have now come to loathe, jointly.

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          Ouch!
          Dayan that’s a serious wedgie.

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          Furthermore, whenever I have used the term majority or even majoritarian in my references to South Africa, the sentence has always run on and included the qualifier “not of course in the ethnic or ethno-religious sense”. So, quote the whole sentence, with source, title and date, or stop lying.

          By the way, its the discourse of folk like you and the others on this thread who will guarantee that the people will finally opt for MR this time around too. It just reminds all of us who is on the other side: if it is you lot, we’ll stick with MR.

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            Your endless efforts at obfuscation boil down to,” It just reminds all of us who is on the other side: if it is you lot, we’ll stick with MR.’ You didn’t need anyone displaying their ignorance of the English language for you and that other huge pachaya, Wijesinha, to leave room to crawl back to where the money and stuff is. That’s where you belong you shameless …!

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            “It just reminds all of us who is on the other side: if it is you lot, we’ll stick with MR”

            Is it a threat, comrade? Like Dirty Harry says, “Make my day, punk!”. You are irrelevant and your ramblings do not have any influence on anyone! How many votes can you change from one side to another?

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            Dayan,

            Stop whining, and stop trying to pass-the-buck.

            You stuck with MR even after, on global TV, MR accused you of prostitution!

            You stuck with him even after he jettisoned you out of NY office after which the only option available to you was to get holed up as an interim, temporary, assistant, … junior teaching assistant, and that 20 years after a PhD!

            You stuck with him even after he overlooked you as a Political scientist of any worth (and Rajiva the English prof of any not worth) in soliciting Pottinger’s high-schooler for a political speech in English for delivery down under!

            You stuck with him after calling him an utterly impotent leader (after Weliwerya) – and then prostrating at his feet following the stern warning at the Temple tree tete-a-tete

            It is you who wrote “MR is the best President the country could have hoped for” as a pay-back for extracting you from the Teaching Assistant post and elevating you to the “wine & roses” post in Europe – that proved rather short-sighted (as MR and many others quickly realized) and short-lived.

            So, for you to stick to MR you don’t need a reason – except the most remotest possibility of another “employment opportunity.” You will get un-stuck from MR only the day you finally realize MR has become incapable of giving you another job, however menial!

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        This is an interesting split.

        Rajiv left Dayan in the MR camp and crossed over!

        How can they lead their separate lives in opposing camps.

        What language is that Dayan!

        Shame.

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        tsk! tsk!
        Language Dayan!!- Did you graduate from Gotabhaya School of Diplomacy?

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        Ha ha HA!!

        Gota will not be happy with you if you start changing the tunes like this. You are another serious witness risk.
        You know very well what a snake Ranil is. All those baseless allegations for cheap mileage makes that option of hanging on in case your United Sates of America gets Ranil in.

        Where will you run I wonder- surely not to Cuba. Bolivia is a security risk. Venezuela is not happy with you.

        Take your secret boy Sanjana with you when you flee.
        No political power means there will be no more women to be treated as sex objects.

        Being totally aware of the genocidal war crimes you made big mistakes abusing the global human rights mechanisms.

        Ha ha ha ha ha ha

        I want to keep lau

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        Dayan,

        Are there any literate ones there?.

        May be our Defector Professor is targeting them.

        Like the one he had in that gig on Aljezeera .

        But it was a true snapshot of the Current Opposition .. Isn’t it?..

        UNP Whizz Kid , Diaspora Surendran and the Professor representing Sira.

        Wonder why Abraham wasn’t there.

        But them dudes are lot smarter than the UNP ..Right..

        Now the Whizz Kid says he thought it was Mr Rambukwella.ex member of the Party of the Intelligentsia.

        How… Bizarre….

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          wow K A sumanasekera has used my words as a guideline and writen his piece ….now how cool is that!

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    Bloody crap!. Whom you defended? The rapsists in uniform? Not knowing that they would attempt one day someone in your family too?? Blind patriotism is a poision one would love to consume last and the least!

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    It is heartening to know that the likes of Surendiran and Rudhrakumar are barking at the moon and have on the whole failed even to convince more than 90% of the diasporan Tamils. What is sad and disappointing though is that the TNA is still in the clutches of their acolytes.

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    Clearly, Surendran fared far better than Rajiva W in the interview.
    Rajiva, was so generous with the word “nonsense” several times in his response to Surendran but did not insist the regime’s then claim of “zero casualty” is nothing short of laughable. Predictably, the regime, notorious for lying in global diplomatic issues, went back on this comical claim. Let Rajiva be aware the regime has got caught on its conflicting figures of casualties provided to UN and the global community. While claiming lower than figures of actual casualties, when questioned by the world community when it comes to funding for food and other needs of those held in “Concentration camps” the Govt has got caught inflating figures.

    The moral here is absent-minded Professors usually are on the losing side when they align with crooked regimes.

    Kettikaran

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    Rajpala
    Why dont you roll this up and stick it where the sun dont shine.

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    “With Friends Like Wijesinha, President Didn’t Need Enemies”

    Rajiv I think the opposite is alos true. “With enemies like Wijesinha, President Didn’t Need friends”

    so its a win win situation for Mahinda. You are the mole in the opposition camp?

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    Dear Rajiva,

    Many of us understand your grief and your pain at these “undeserved” criticisms, accusations, blatant lies and cover-ups by the regime-rumps and party-hacks lacking even the least of moral fiber or civility.

    The funny thing is, you yourself were on that “other” side, that is, up until now! How ironic?! Any remorse, whatsoever?

    Doesn’t this re-remind us all, including you, of Martin Niemöller warning about “when they finally come for you… ?!”

    Tragic, indeed. The tragedy is not that they are after you now. The true tragedy is that even educated ones like you fail to pay heed to Niemöller’s profound wisdom, repeatedly proven right umpteen times! This is umpteen plus 1 for you!!

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      Professori has been cutting and pasting another long essay and leaving it in many places in Lasantha style.

      “When I am dead you know who killed me but I’m still petrified I wont tell who it is boo hoo ………”

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    As you are outraged think of all the times you
    Kept quiet while the vile editor of daily noise
    Poured similar scorn on others…. Guess you
    Know how they felt now

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    Rajpala is another one milking the Cash Cow but wait- what happened to Rajpala’s credit card in Geneva

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    “It is well known that I was one of the most effective defenders in international fora of our forces…”

    Heh… In the international fora, Rajiv is trying to say that a lot of bad things happened, but President has nothing to be blamed about. Even in this interview, he played very ‘intelligently’ that he had nothing to do with any bad things that happened. Surendiran specifically asked whether the significant number of the unaccounted people, death of young and old, sexual violations of women (he mentioned the photographs and videos) and point blank shooting of young adults. He asked if this is not serious then what is. Rajiv had no defence. His body language and sweaty face demonstrated that he was trying to defend the indefensible.

    “it is tragic that the writer should ignore the fact that the forces have lost the services of people like me….”

    Bloody misleading statement! Rajiva is worried about the fact that he has become irrelevant. He has NO votes to change from one side to the other. His supporters meeting does not need more than a school classroom.

    When BBC crossed him with a question to name those who were punished for their actions during the final phase. He said one Bharathy was punished. Those who are aware of things know that Rajiva tried to implicate Iniya Bharathy (otherwise he has to expand on which Bharathy was punished). Iniya Bharathy was Karuna’s deputy and was accused of atrocities against Muslims and Buddhists (and later against Tamils). But, Rajiva’s government proudly awarded him with Deshamanya (a well-respected title). He was made to a Presidential Advisor (poor Rajiv, he is not there anymore). He contested under UPFA ticket in the local government election as well.

    “Typically, assuming the main opposition candidate would be Ranil Wickremesinghe, those with influence on the President have spent vast amounts of public funds on material to attack him”

    Huh, Rajpal is correct with ‘With Friends Like Wijesinha, President Didn’t Need Enemies’. Can you expand Rajiva on your assertion that vast amount of public funds are spent to attack Ranil? Who spends this funds and who approves such expenditure??

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    In 2005 after talking to the bar keeper at Hambantota Rest House Rajal predicted ( In the Sunday Times) that Ranil will defeat Mahinda. Now after attending posh cocktail parties ( as editor of a government owned propaganda tool)he is predicting a Mahinda victory! Good career progress from arrack to whiskey, but the same insignificant little fart !

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    UNP’s Economic Whizz Kid, Dr Harsha said he didn’t know that LTTE Suren was on the panel.

    Harsha thought it was going to be the Govt Media Minister .

    How dumb is that?.

    Obviously this “Defector” didn’t tell the new partner Dr Harsha ..

    Is stupidity an excuse in Law?..

    This Professor has been in the US, UK ,Diaspora camp all along.

    The ex President, and this Professor did all the planning ,and execution to bag Sirisena, hoping to break up the SLFP and activate regime change..

    But only 4 out ofthe 44 defected…

    They were aided and abetted by the US, UK , Candian and Norwegian Consulates.

    Calling himself the best mate of our brave .Armed forces is an insult to the thousands of young men who sacrificed their lives to eliminate Terrorists.

    LTTE Suren is one of the worst anti Srilankans in the Diaspora,

    Professor obviously must have forgotten how Surendran and the Reverend threatened the President and stopped him coming to London not once but twice.

    Betraying the country and the inhabitants by these opportunists is shameful.

    Our inhabitants must thank the Daily News Editor for exposing these dirty politicians.

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      ah athal sumanasekera has found some new key words in his vocabulary like ‘Whizz Kid’

      now how cool is that ;-)

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    I observed from the Video that Sure was emotional like the reborn Dutugemunu brother Go Ra.
    But as one of the illiterate asses I am appalled by many things the Prof is saying.
    Here are 5 inportant questions for Prof :
    1. When you talk about Diaspora, is it Sinhalese or Tamil or Muslim or Burgher or Veddah Diaspora ?
    2. You are proud to quote your claim to a British ” Our responsibilities are to our Tamil Citizens not to theirs. … “. How many of the pukka Sinhalese (ie. more proud to call themselves that, than SL citizens) who are PhD holders grey haired, long haired, bold headed, shaven headed and so on who are experts, are your xitizens or citizens of other countries or with dual citizenship ?
    3.How come such Sinhalese can from SL or from another country play important roles to suppress the minorities and labelling them, openly or from behind the scene from another country ?
    4. You talk about “acting with intelligent discrimination”. Isn’t it what the Sinhalese SL Leaders have been doing from 1947 / 1948 ?
    5.How come the non Citizen Sinhalese Diaspora can meet up with the GOSL Leader, Ministers, Clergies to defend their ex- motherland SL in the international arena
    to deny equal rights not second or 3rd class rights to the minorities ?
    In other words the majoritarian supremacy will prevail into the futre too but with the blessings of Asian Giants.
    So it looks like MaRa regime will continue by wooing the majority of the Sinhalese votes.

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    Like those surrounding the President, Rajiva says Suren Surendiran also “do not understand that they should work towards reconciliation and a united country, rather than stressing divisions.” I say Rajiva got the tiger only by the tail. ‘The day after MR loose elections he’ll be taken to Hague for war crimes’ is what I gather from what Surendiran said. And that’s what this election is all about.
    Abolition of the Presidency etc are not issues people are worried today; the main isues for Colombians. Average man is concerned about the cost of living and betterment of their life and the progress of the country.
    Talking about elections, Mahinada Rajapakse stands on one side to be elected as the Executive President in the present form and on the other side stands Maithreepala Sirisena who promises to appoint Ranil as Executive Prime Minister (EPM) in 100 days with the help of a coalition of all parties.

    Does this Maithree’s all party coalition has common policies agreeable to all parties? NO. Is JVP agreeable to appoint Ranil as EPM? NO. What are EPM Ranil’s policies? Is it that ‘Regaining Lanka’! Would EPM Ranil bestow police and land powers to North!! Would EPM Ranil order the removal of ‘Army camps’ and ‘Navy bases’ from the North and East!!! ONLY GOD KNOWS. We the villages, the majority voters like to hear what Rajiva, Rajapakse appointed but now defected MP says about these issues.

    Whatever it is we are certain that the hypothetical Maithree/Ranil government CANNOT bring about a ‘political stability’ to Sri Lanka. We also know that the JVP and the TNA would bring about chaos and mayhem to this country again the same way just like in the 1987-90 period. With nine police forces and no Defense Forces in the North and East Sri Lanka Sri Lanka we will be another Serbia soon. And that’s what the so-called International Community want. Under MR there is no chance for such things to happen. And that’s the reason why I support MR at this election.

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    Prof what happend to the “Blue eye children” that you spoke soon ater the war was over? I never thought you are such racist like Wimal Werawansa and other.

    Surenthiran is a modern Chalie Chaplin that bankrupt GTB has found. This man is for cheap publicity, good in self-promotion.

    He circulate all news where his names appear. He has paid bribe and give some gift to some journalinist in the Sunday Leader and the Island. So they give him a coverage.

    Suren Surenthiran is just publicity. He doesnt know politics and depend of some journalist for his publicity.

    These people just talk, no action.

    Suren must be very happy and proud to be on TV with Blue eye prof.

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    “Suren must be very happy and proud to be on TV with Blue eye prof”
    Blurry eye, you mean?

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    Prof I have a lot of respect for you but I take issue with a lot of facts which are incorrect and distorted and wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny.

    1) Tamil Tiger terrorist sympathizers such as Surendiran’.

    The writer should know that we are not terrorists and in my Book LTTE were freedom fighters to free our self from Sinhalese Tyranny and this has been recognised at last by the European Court lifting the ban.

    2) He also insinuates that I want the President to lose ‘so he can be taken before war crimes tribunals’.

    *** The above is important and if you have the interest of your people at heart unlike the writer you should not be ashamed to express your views openly. MR losing the election will save the Nation from a lot of pain.

    3)This is absolute nonsense and ignores completely the altercations I had with Mr Surendiran during the programme. The writer also evidently missed my defence of the manner in which our forces fought the war, which led to the interviewer challenging me.

    *** Come on Prof your armed forces didn’t fight an onerous war but a brutal war and killed thousands by herding them into safe havens and shelling them.

    MR can run but he cant hide and he will be jetted to the Hague win or lose.

    4) It is well known that I was one of the most effective defenders in international fora of our forces, and it is tragic that the writer should ignore the fact that the forces have lost the services of people like me.

    *** This is why you are a pariah in the eyes of the Tamils and I am sure you are comfortable with that lebel.

    5) Unfortunately the writer, and many of those who are leading the President astray, hope to win this election too by talking about the past. That may be desirable if winning elections were the sole purpose of having a President. On the contrary, the purpose of having elections is to elect a President who can govern the country and defend us against our enemies, a task at which the current regime has been singularly unsuccessful in recent years.

    *** It is natural reaction of anyone who tries to cling on to a life raft when he knows the ship is sinking. For sure MRs ship is sinking and too far adrift in the sea to reach the shores.

    6)They have still not understood that this election is about the present and the future, and once again the country has a candidate from the traditional Sri Lanka Freedom Party who will be able to bring about social revolution.

    *** For the vast majority of 20 million born Racist this is NOT about the future of equals but a continuation of the past with Unequals.

    7) Mr Surendiran, like those surrounding the President, lives in the past, which is why I chided him. He is unable to get over the defeat of the Tigers, just like those who now make government policy, and do not understand that they should work towards reconciliation and a united country, rather than stressing divisions.

    *** Prof my friend ACCOUNTABILITY is a Pre Requisite to RECONCILIATION and events at UNHCR have taken a momentum which is now unstoppable and Hague beckons for MR. We cannot move on until those who are responsible for the Genocide are behind bars.

    Our destiny lies at the hands of decent people from outside and not from inside as Sri Lanka is still a Racist Country as it has been for the last thousands of years.

    8) I told him he had proved my point, since my despair was because nothing was being done about the more than 90% who were opposed to terrorism and believed in peace and reconciliation.

    *** Don’t delude yourself and what you say above amounts to the following. ” The majority are prepared to reconcile but only a handful of Tamils are preventing the 90% Tamils from reconciling.

    If that is the case can you explain why ” Ananthi ” a former Tigress polled the second highest votes. Wake up Prof and you are beginning to annoy me.

    9) I agree that you need to be tough with terrorists, but history teaches us that this only succeeds if you have a conciliatory policy towards society as a whole.
    *** I hope your are referring to the State Terrorists headed by MR.

    10) Unlike the Ministry of External Affairs, which crawls and shouts in turn, my position has not changed. In 2009, when the British Foreign Office urged us to talk to the Tamils, I said that was of course a priority. But when they told me we should talk to the TGTE I was very firm in telling them that that was quite unacceptable. Our obligations are to our Tamil citizens, not to theirs, who had no excuse at all for their subservience to terrorists.

    *** There in lies the problem: MY WAY or NO WAY. TAKE it or LEAVE it.
    We are not prepared to take orders anymore.

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    Doesn’t this re-remind us all, including you, of Martin Niemöller warning about “when they finally come for you… ?!”

    Poor prof are those bad men from the Daily news calling you a terrorist

    you mean they just label anyone a terrorist gosh darn who would have thought the daily news just labelling anyone a terrorist

    I also always thought they clearly research things and only print the truth

    BTW you are not also part of any international conspiracy to bring down mahinda
    are you because I could have sworn some of your friends or former friends were saying something like that

    https://www.filterbypass.me/anonsurf.php?u=uZOadPjw2rQszT9%2BXDkAhPZ%2FlJtZcDFqehNMElvUlr%2BDxjw8dClvUXZ2Z3Scnzi70z4r0yYnhFQ19CXcwlkNglObK3PmAr2ULjfoWZtTNwv%2BRWRWIw5tjCRfr%2FePtQ%3D%3D&b=5

    Also does MR have a file on you too

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