21 October, 2017

Trust Takes Years To Build, Seconds To Break, Forever To Repair

By Suren Surendiran

Suren Surendiran

Suren Surendiran

“Don’t judge us by the broken promises, experiences and U-turns of the past…. My plea to you Ladies and Gentlemen, is trust us and join us to work together and create the momentum required to move forward and take progressive, meaningful and transformative steps to create a new Sri Lanka.” – Yet another remarkable speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in September 2015 and speech that all it was, it seems.

Barely four months since that speech and Government of Sri Lanka internationally committing by co-sponsoring Resolution A/HRC/30/L.29 in Geneva, the U-turn came in spectacular fashion from the highest authority in the country, the President himself. The President had said foreign judges and prosecutors should not be involved in an investigation into allegations of war crimes to the BBC Sinhala Service on 21 January 2015.

As if there wasn’t enough trust deficit between communities in Sri Lanka, this major let down, haemorrhaged the trust of Tamils in the new President and in his new coalition government.

Tamils were seeking an international independent investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both sides to the armed conflict that ended in May 2009.

The High Commissioner of the UNHRC said in September 2015, “The levels of mistrust in State authorities and institutions by broad segments of Sri Lankan society should not be underestimated. It is for this reason that the establishment of a hybrid special court, integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators, is so essential. A purely domestic court procedure will have no chance of overcoming widespread and justifiable suspicions fuelled by decades of violations, malpractice and broken promises.”

Item 93 of President Sirisena’s manifesto in January 2015 expressed the intention of the common candidate, if elected, to address issues of accountability through national independent judicial mechanisms.

Through a series of negotiations between the Core Group of Members at the UNHRC, Government of Sri Lanka and Representatives of Tamils a collectively agreed text of the resolution which was widely commented as a watered down, stated: “…affirms that a credible justice process should include independent judicial and prosecutorial institutions led by individuals known for their integrity and impartiality; and also affirms in this regard the importance of participation in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism, including the special counsel’s office, of Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers and authorized prosecutors and investigators”

As the Tamils negotiated down from their original position and by co-sponsoring the resolution the President and his government committed to all its conditions as stipulated, it will be inconceivable that the High Commissioner, The Core Group of Nations at the UNHRC and the rest of the members won’t publicly state in artful phrases that the text of the resolution is not for re-negotiation.

The lack of political will and courage demonstrated by the Sinhala leaders including the President and the Prime Minister to engage in discourse among the Sinhala people for the need to establish the truth of what happened and the importance of accountability for the wrongs that were done against another community of their own citizens is the main reason for this fickleness.

Expectations were set high especially within the minority communities and the Sinhalese when President Maithripala Sirisena was elected as President and the new coalition government won the general election in August 2015.

The majority community was led to believe that the new administration will be pristine clean without corruption, manage the economy with the best interest of the entire people in heart, charges will be brought against the corrupt politicians and civil servants of the previous regime, international relations will improve and in turn will bring investments and tourists will pour in from around the world which will result in better life for all and the future generations. Local human rights activists also believed the new government will investigate the Weliweriya shooting and prosecute the perpetrators of that crime.

The Muslims are still waiting for an independent investigation into the Aluthgama incident to establish who instigated that riots which resulted in massive collateral damage and brought the community relationship to rock bottom.

Tamils of North and East voted overwhelmingly to the President and almost made the biggest difference to bring him to power hoping, that the new government will publicly announce of zero tolerance of sexual violence and torture, particularly by the police and military and proactively investigate and prosecute any such allegations without denying, which had been the Rajapaksa attitude. Tamils believed that the occupied lands will all be released to lawful owners within months, resettlement of internally displaced people would be prioritised, political prisoners will be released or will be charged in a court of law, the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) will be repealed forthwith, government will give the war affected provinces a special priority status and create and facilitate investment opportunities to regenerate the areas to be economically at par with the rest of Sri Lanka.

The record over the past eighteen months is reflected in the disappointment and despair that these communities feel at present.

Blaming and making the Rajapaksa Demon as the main reason for the lack of progress in all or some of these concerns is by and large a false pretence. The joint opposition is now less than 50 in a 225 Members Parliament. In reality the joint opposition haven’t demonstrated in any significant manner as a threat in any form to the current regime, so far.

With such trust deficit within and between communities any conciliatory and complimentary commentary even compared to the times of Rajapaksa, that may be expected from the oral update from the High Commissioner on 29 June will be a drag.

*Suren Surendiran is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Spokesperson of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF). 

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    “Director of Strategic Initiatives”
    like the pakistanis born in the uk but no clout-
    left leaning one track strategist while we have 10 core processing.

    Hussein Obama is not with you neither is Trump.

    “”With such trust deficit within and between communities any conciliatory and complimentary commentary even compared to the times of Rajapaksa, that may be expected from the oral update from the High Commissioner on 29 June will be a drag.””

    If you can’t blame the economic system for failing to produce the goods, the only place left to look is inwards.

    Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
    ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

    go get dumped as no one from outside can be of help to conceive diaspora ideas.
    Lanka has already won over UN because it has a slot to donate and at present donating peacekeepers which is big budget.
    problem tamils of less than 5% never knew how to live with forbearance.

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      You sound like a sad and dejected person. Mmmm

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        dumb villager, – inside trader??
        you have no friends and that was sealed by EU banning.
        and what is against buddha will soon perish.
        sleep and don’t wake up because sovereignty is not there.
        Truman never gave it in the first place.

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      [Edited out]

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        Why edited?

        Suren will hard to digest?

        Sad indeed.

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    UNP London ally and Yahapalanan Partner, Tiger Surendran has cracked it big time.. Hasn’t he ?..

    He even dis Bedouin Prince by pre calling his much anticipated Oral to our gay FM as a drag..

    Bodhi Sira hasn’t fulfilled anything which he has put down in his MOU with the Diaspora, according to Surendran.

    No land has been released, Rapes are going on,

    And add insult to injury Suren says Bodhi Sira’s U Turn on Foreign Judges and H Courts is disgusting.

    Suren in his own words, expected Bodhi Sira to arrest the crooks, stop corruption, repeal the Prevention of Terrorist Act, bring tourists and lift the living standards.

    But nothing has been done in that front except blaming Rajapakasas.

    Suren is spot on here in that bit.

    But Suren’s assement of the joint opposition is way off the mark.

    Suren reckons the JO is piss weak with its 50 MPs .

    And he can’t understand why Bodhi Sira is running scared of them..

    May be Suren doesn’t think that 5.9 million inhabitants who are the great majority of the inhabitants are important.

    Fair enough , Batalanada Ranil and his mate [Edited out] FM are both on the same wave length.

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      “May be Suren doesn’t think that 5.9 million inhabitants who are the great majority of the inhabitants are important.”

      FYI

      21 Million – 5.9 Million = 15.1 Million > 5.9 Million

      5.9 Million < 21 Millions – 5.9 Million = 15.1 Million.

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        Dear Native,

        Did you learn your maths from the same Tutor who coached Galleon Ravi and that UNP Whiz Kid with the PhD, who couldn’t work out the 22 % growth rate in your future homeland NE..

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          KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

          Please refer to my comment above (Native Vedda June 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm) before you start typing your very very very stupid response.

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        TNA polled even less than JVP.

        Soma

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          Both are marxist terrorist and no funding except from the democratic world. Look at Russia or China or socialist France.- Salli no just thuggery- A microwave will clear the mess and the day of Robots is near even at China with 400 million unemployed.

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      Kas,

      You name calling each and every person kinda makes your comments a drag in all the threads. Make it more interesting pls.

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        Japwatch

        ” Make it more interesting pls. “

        Forget it.

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    From the day the Tamils lost their rights to the Sinhalese at independence (via British in 1948) they had been negotiating with the Sri Lanka government/Sinhalese leaders (Peacefully) for nearly 30 years to solve the Tamil issue (country’s National problem). The Sinhalese leaders came up with several pacts and promises but finally broke their promises and gave nothing to the Tamils other than cheating them and unleashing violence on their non-violent/peaceful campaigns. When the government in power proposes a solution, either the opposition rejects it to gain cheap political advantage or some minor Nationalist/chauvinist party along with the Buddhist monks opposes it making the government in power to go back on its promises. This forced the Tamils to seek for separation to form a separate country for Tamils which ended up in a 30 years’ war. Unfortunately, the history keeps repeating, the Sinhalese have not learnt any lessons. Even after the war ended, the Sinhalese are not willing to give the Tamils their due rights. After the war ended, the Rajapakshe regime promised to implement LLRC, 13A+, human rights issues, etc. but did nothing.

    The Tamil speaking people of Sri Lanka have a clearly defined (Tamil speaking) territory, their historic habitat (formally Jaffna kingdom) in the North & East of Sri Lanka as their traditional homeland where they lived for several centuries with their own language, religion and culture. As the citizens of a specific Tamil speaking territory (traditional land area), the Tamils of Sri Lanka have all the rights to decide what is good for them.

    The Tamils may have lost the war but they have not lost their rights to self-determination and devolution of power. Federalism is NOT separation and it is the rights of North & East Tamils who live as a majority in a separate Tamil speaking territory. The principle and fundamental right to self-determination is firmly established under international law and during the past several years, the Tamils’ right to self-determination has received recognition at sessions of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. The Sinhala leaders and right thinking people should educate the Sinhalese by drawing examples from other countries on the goodness of federalism for the country as a whole. Instead, if the Sinhalese continue to deny the rights of Tamils and insist that the whole of Sri Lanka belongs to them, it will only push the Tamil leadership to come up with new resolutions like what happened in Vaddukottai.

    Devolution/Federalism is the rights of North & East Tamils and only its continuous denial forced them to seek separation. If there is a perceived risk that devolving power by applying the principle of self-determination leads to the fragmentation of states/provinces, then the government should have a clause in the constitution that any states/provinces that tries to separate the country will be taken over under the administration of the central government. So far (after independence), Tamil Nadu had never been a major threat except for their politicians playing internal politics with the Sri Lankan Tamil issue to gain political advantage. If there is a perceived threat from Tamil Nadu, strengthen the Sri Lankan naval force/border security to make sure there are no intrusions.

    From the past history, the Tamils know very well (it is more than clear) that the Sinhalese will not easily give anything (devolution). It is naïve if the Tamils believe that the present government is different from any other Sinhala leadership? TAMIL UNITY is very urgent and important if we are to achieve anything. The Sri Lanka government/Sinhalese leadership knows how to take advantage of the SL Tamil disunity to divide them and rule. The SL Tamils will NEVER EVER achieve anything unless they unite as one Tamil voice. The Tamil leaders should be ready to mobilize large masses, if not all of the Tamil people (Sri Lanka & abroad), for a Non-violent campaign with Direct Action if the government fails in solving the Tamil issue (country’s National problem) and also should involve a powerful country like US as the mediator. The 80 million Tamils around the world should be able to be influence/lobby the International Community (US, EU, UN, India, etc.) to help solve the Tamil issue.

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      James,

      I agree with you.

      “TAMIL UNITY is very urgent and important if we are to achieve anything. ” Sadly GTF is not doing anything towards this unity.

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      James

      “TAMIL UNITY”

      You must be kidding.

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        Native,

        Spot on. Tamil unity is the problem, not the Sinhalese. As an outsider, I see that very clearly.

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          Japwatch

          ” Tamil unity is the problem, not the Sinhalese.”

          Yes true.

          When it comes to dealing the all important national question Sinhalese are united. Though they compete each other, their ultimate objective has been how best to scuttle all initiatives, and make it worse for the minorities and the country.

          We have witnessed it from 1956 Sinhala Only and Sinhala Only within 24 hours, ………. Kelani Kandy march, ….. hybrid war crime investigation, pulling the armed forces out of North East, common opposition, ……… the Sangha’s collective determination to stop all initiatives towards reconciliation, devolution and progress to build a secular democratic political entity.

          They are united but race each other to hit the bottom.

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        Native, if
        “TAMIL UNITY” means unity among Hindu and Christian Tamils irrespective of their cast differences then the numbers are insignificant and it it means unity among all Tamil speaking people in the island irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival(including those who practice Islam as their religion and those Tamils who arrived during the British) then the numbers are significant but the majority live outside North and East.

        Either way you are kaput.

        Soma

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          somaassssssss

          “Either way you are kaput.”

          We were kaput when the asylum seeking criminals came looking for refuge and greener pastures. That is not new. We have survived and will survive.

          Sinhala/Buddhists have been trying their best to hit the bottom in the past 100 or so years. They took rest of the people with them. So did the Tamils in the past 30 years.

          The moral of the story:

          Don’t pull when everyone’s b***s are tied tightly together, it will hurt everyone.

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      Hoe did Jaffna Kingdom become North & East?

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        Getafix

        “Hoe did Jaffna Kingdom become North & East?”

        How did land of Veddahs become

        EELAM
        LANKADEEPA
        LAKDIVA
        LAKBIMA
        TAMBAPANNI
        SIHALADEEPA
        PARASAMUDRA
        PALAESIMOUNDU
        SIMOUNDU
        TAPROBANE
        SIELADIBA
        SALIIKE
        SILEKE
        ILANKAI
        SINGALDIP
        SERENDIP
        SERENDIVU
        ILAMANDALAM
        SAHEELAN
        ZEYLAN
        SEYLAN
        CEYLON
        SRI LANKA?

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          Really? Get a primary school geography lesson Mr.Veddah. A bit of history at the same level will no doubt help

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    Can you explain the role of the ‘Director of Strategic Initiatives’? Why not call yourself the ‘Director of Initiatives’?

    This strategic role is why the average Singhalese dont trust us Tamils?

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      Thamilan be smart-

      This author [Edited out]

      Some think that his organisation is a huge one with hundreds of members.

      To tell you the fact, he is managing everything alone but his self-promotion has been taken highly by the present SL government.

      One of the reasons was that the present government has no diaspora support. So they think with this one man army they can manage.[Edited out]

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        Thiru,

        “”To tell you the fact, he is managing everything alone but his self-promotion has been taken highly by the present SL government.””

        “One of the reasons was that the present government has no diaspora support. “

        Locking people out was a VP specialty so one needs ingenuity to get the message across as in the west.

        As you are aware UK parliamentarians speak to anyone who is organised.
        The same way Cameron wrote a reply to that temple keeper.
        How they take it from their is their will.
        Ideally make your own than focus bad vibes on an inside trader type.

        How do folk organise protest from bicycle to personal gathering- they are different culture of nomads and festival people.
        New Labour Lib Dem they all start this way.

        But time has run out for any future control from now on.

        Former LTTE point man : Dr Subramanian Swamy shoots Arun Jaitley over Modi’s shoulder. Now will he shoot Modi because the dragon swallowed the NSG hopes hurting Hillary.
        Tamil Diplomacy needs depth and seriousness and not public spectacle

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    The director needs to explain what sort of negotiations took place with the GoSL and who were the so called “representatives of the Tamils”, who collectively agreed on a text for the watered down resolution.

    Why it is inconceivable and the frustrations now, knowing very well that the GoSL will never deliver, based on our 66 year history of mistrust, broken promises and deceit.

    Did a promise of a new regime change with a united face, fooled us again?

    Will the director now publicly accept in his artful phrases, that politics of appeasement, and negotiations with the oppressor over a cup of “Ceylon” tea will takes us nowhere?

    The “false pretences, blaming and the treat of the military” is only an AGENDA to change the demography and to complete the structural genocide of the Tamil homeland. Are we playing into it?

    Will he now publicly agree that a home grown political solution is never going to be ever possible, but to unite with a collective Tamil voice and support and call for a UN conducted referendum to resolve this long drawn ethnic issue?

    Play to win, not to entertain, victims are not interested in your cricket. Yes it’s strategy – Exit.

    Manicka Vasagar

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      Vaddukottai started as a caste crusade and Suren represents the crusade while the Cardinal is not for your crusade or foreign judiciary.

      The day you shot the respectable educated Tamils of Colombo you sealed your freedom.

      if the tamils of the estates can live by selves without all this self determination crap what is your difference? the terrorist of the world like jihadi?
      Now enjoy Obama’s Jaffna and become muslim crusader.

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        Marrikar
        Gnanasara is your answer.People like you are the creaters of Gnanasaras.

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          “proudman; Waran,
          to both you godayas- a bird in the hand is worth 2 on the bush.

          There is the wisdom of the foolish- ask Ranil.

          How many muslims are cabinet ministers??
          VVIP travel and accommodation – what more do most look for??
          what is this prick on article asking for like the naked [Edited out]

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        Hi Marrikar know your facts before you type your comment. Irrelevant to this article. Ignorance is foolish!

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        Marrikar

        “Vaddukottai started as a caste crusade and Suren represents the crusade while the Cardinal is not for your crusade or foreign judiciary.”

        Was it a caste crusade?

        Then could you give us a summary of events leading to Vattukkottai.

        You must be a brave man/woman who is rushing in where angels fear to tread.

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          wasn’t he a catholic from dr mahathir ideology?
          Why is his son reluctant and reclusive?

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    Thamilan, moot point. Better still, why have ‘Tamil’ mentioned at all? What we see is that in the mainstream political parties only the Tamils and Muslims have this ID stated, not the mainstream political parties !!

    Real integration comes only when we ignore our ethnicity.

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      “Real integration comes only when we ignore our ethnicity. “

      you always tuck the muslim in your ambude for a glorious religious jihad?

      Integration of humans starts with language not ethnicity because there is no purity of ethnicity. see Anglo Saxon where it come to england from? North Indian where he come from even if he is hindu today?

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    “Don’t judge us by the broken promises, experiences and U-turns of the past…. My plea to you Ladies and Gentlemen..”

    All rhetoric and that is how we all judge from the SL Government’s past broken promises, U turns and in spite of the Minister’s misleading assurances that past still continued and again a big U turn and broken promises.

    The tiger can never change its stripes and so we cannot expect anything better from Sri Lankan Government except the usual rhetoric.

    This speech should be recorded and played back whenever the Sri Lankan side goes to ‘reassure’ the International community. Should be told to stop talking and show in action.

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      “”whenever the Sri Lankan side goes to ‘reassure’ the International community. Should be told to stop talking and show in action. “”

      you are talking of stone dead Obama and American Administration.
      there is a club called IC like IMF sand the USA is its founder and sole decision maker. London has no say.

      While Obama was in office May 2009 nandikadal So where was secretary of state Hillary? Remember Our PM retorting back to Hillary- go care for Bill Monica?

      I>C. is a war machine not a peace maker.See how and when Iran was let off the hook? When the price of Brent crude went down from US$155 a barrel to US$30. Now both Iran and Saudi are pumping to glory to have a viable a budget for development . Now with Brexit the price should stay low.

      Jaffna Tamils have never shown guts at Economic Warfare like the Chinese or Europeans. Jaffna Tamils can’t because it’s a perennial problem like the Portuguese.US$ 8 billion??
      But JT’s have been ruthlessly employing placard carriers at departmental stores who have buying offices and sinhalese staff in the west too.- Just to show off like empty vessels.- the breed counts!

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    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ARTICLE IS THE TRUST DEFECIT BETWEEN THE MAJORITY CONTROLLED GOVERNMENT AND THE MINORITIES. UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT REASSURES THE MINORITIES THAT THEY HONESTLY WANT TO CARE FOR THE MINORITIES AND GIVE EQUAL RIGHTS AND PROTECTION FROM POGROMS, LANKA WILL GO DOWN THE SLOPE.

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      “”THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ARTICLE IS THE TRUST DEFECIT BETWEEN THE MAJORITY CONTROLLED GOVERNMENT AND THE MINORITIES.””

      nothing new its was always there and not an issue to ponder.
      Present situation arose because:
      Article tries to promote the diaspora as the source of all peace.
      But `ambition BTF/GTF` went to bed with Matara Mangala 2 days before Sirisena election and advised the northerners to vote Sira which was against advice of Wiggie, or GG.
      Or the situation would be different- french/tamil journo at paris/un.Kirubakaran on CT.

      These die ass pora, are no better than fatty VP or passa MR `control freaks` DJ comes to mind.

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    “you Ladies and Gentlemen, is trust us and join us to work together and create the momentum required to move forward and take progressive, meaningful and transformative steps to create a new Sri Lanka.”

    In future who will trust you and Fr Emmanuel?

    You both, your one man show GTF, letter pad organisation is folling the Tamils.

    You both had Breafirst with President Sirisena and Mangala Samaraweera in Apri 2015 in London and had secreat discussion-

    If it was a genuine discussion why it took Fr Emmanuel to accept it, only after nine months, especially after there was a news item in the Island about this breakfirst meeting-

    Who are you to talk about Tamil rights?

    You may be a diapora leader to Mangala Samaraweera but to the diaspora you are valueless coin.

    Fool the Singhala leaders and build up your personel friendship with them, but shut your mouth regard to Tamil rights.

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    *Suren Surendiran is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Spokesperson of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF).

    What a wonderufull designation-

    In an organisation which has only two members, he has the right to all sort of designations. Don’t be surprise, in future, if he says that he is the Patron, the President, the Secretary General, the Chief Executive Officer, the General Manager and so on.

    Fr Emmanuel can also say that he is the Pope of the GTF.

    There is nobody other them to question them. GTF is a carnival and these two clowns of the GTF.

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      Jayam:

      You see what a stupid donkey you are – instead of discussing or commenting on what the author has written, you are after the author. Why not I ask you a direct question – do you agree with what he has written and why? Perhaps with that answer, we can a lively debate.

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      Is he running the headquaters and his office from the car ?

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    The Tamils have lost their Homeland politically, Demographically and militarily since the war.What right is left for them to fight?

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      M.V.
      “…our 66 year history of mistrust, broken promises and deceit.”

      Who gave you those promises on critically non negotiable aspects of the state structure?

      Backroom horse deals during election times is no way to solve a “National Problem”. Neither arm twisting of rulers at a given time.

      The very same guys fooled us as well.

      ” unite with a collective Tamil voice and support and call for a UN conducted referendum.”

      You will have to tell the UN who are entitled to vote in the referendum. All those who speak Tamil irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival or only Hindu and Christian Tamils in the North excluding those Tamils who practice Islam as their religion and those Tamils who arrived during the British?

      Soma

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      That Tamils have long lost their rights “Demographically” is the main theme of all my comments. So long as majority of them occupy areas outside North and East there is no case for a Separate Homeland.

      Soma

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    ““Don’t judge us by the broken promises, experiences and U-turns of the past…. My plea to you Ladies and Gentlemen..”

    Mangala had the courage to tell it openly, not to judge them by their broken promises and U turns, and continue the same strategy. That is exactly what he will say every time and follow it with the same and goes in a cycle. He has shown the true Sri Lankan colours.

    We should change the well-known English axiom to “there are people who can fool all the people all the time”.

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    When a Navy officer was allegedly insulted by the EP Chief Minister, there was such an unnecessary hoo-ha about it.
    But when the Jaffna commander, Brig.Mahesh Senanayake, last week accused the TNA of making unreasonable demands, there was not a whimper.
    Who decides whether political demands are reasonable or not? Does the military have a right to make political statements? Why do they not go ahead and criticize the UNP or the JVP? Senanayake should have been transferred on the spot.
    We can’t have such double standards in a true democracy.

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      correcting minorities is a pleasurable national pastime.

      restructuring a ruptured structure is the necessity.

      But alas there is more passion than compassion.

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        Adams

        “restructuring a ruptured structure is the necessity.”

        If one wants to get out of the pit one must first stop digging.

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          If one wants to get out of the pit one must first stop digging.”

          Even pigs fly!

          passion is the name what a fruit?

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    Surendiran you are day dreaming. If you think you can build a better Sri Lanka from your exile overseas, you must be joking. We do not need you nor any of your warmongering, eelam seeking idiots in our land. Stay where you are. You got your asses whipped in 2009. Stay in your hole.

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