25 May, 2018

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UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group For Tamils Responds To Navin Dissanayake’s ‘Belligerence’

Joan Ryan and Siobhain McDonagh have written to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson in response to what they claim was ‘defamatory correspondence received from Navin Dissanayake,’ with regard to the controversy surrounding Sri Lanka’s Minister Counsellor (Defence) Brigadier Priyanka Fernando.

The two MPs, while taking objection to Dissanayake’s claims and his ‘belligerent tone’ which they believe ‘is deeply disrespectful towards UK citizens and Members of Parliament,’ have reiterated a demand for the withdrawal of Brigadier Fernando’s diplomatic papers and expel him.

The letter is as follows:

Minister Dissanayake’s letter:

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    I thought this fool would have got a better education with all that his father looted from the Mahaweli project. He just made a bad situation worse.

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      Burt

      “I thought this fool would have got a better education with all that his father looted from the Mahaweli project.”

      And the books he stole from Jaffna Library.

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        Gamini Dissanayake is a criminal. He is responsible for disrupting elections to Jaffna DDC and burning of Jaffna library to destroy valuable ola manuscripts. On black Friday 1983 he flew to Nuwara Eliya by helicopter and released Sinhala thugs who were taken for protective custody by police on the order of Renuka Herath, and instigated them to commit violence where the hitherto peaceful Nuwara Eliya went up in flames. He is responsible in forcibly rounding up of Indian Tamils who were settled in Trincomalee and transporting them in lorries and dumping them on the roads in up country. He is responsible for ethnic cleansing of Tamils in Manal Aru where Tamils who were living in 36 hamlets in the area for centuries were forced to quit the area in 48 hours. GD is also accused of siphoning Mahaveli funds to his account in foreign countries and buying valuable assets like apple farm in Australia. Therefore how can the son of such a person indicted for murder and ethnic cleansing of Tamils and destroying their properties attempt to find fault with anyone who is standing up for truth.

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      Well done Navin, You made a solid argument, These TWO MP talk about Protection of British Citizens,

      The British Citizens who are Supporting a INT Terrorist Group who have loyalty to another state apart from the UK, The same citizens who violate UK law?

      These MP’s seem to have not understood The letter or UK law.

      They like the rest of the fools dont have a leg to stand, but it really exposed the other Bogus Tamil Leadership preaching.

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        mahiya

        “Well done Navin, You made a solid argument, These TWO MP talk about Protection of British Citizens,”

        Could you find out from him what actually he did with the funds diverted from Mahweli diversion?

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        Mahiya:
        Can I send you an English language and grammar primer in the interest of making your outpourings comprehensible to those having your b.s. visited on them. Then, at least, we might understand what you are trying to say.
        P.S.
        You’ll have to crawl out from under the rock under which you hide and provide your name and address if we are to help you with your grammar, spelling and syntax, though

    • 39
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      “Deeply disrespectful towards UK citizens and Members of Parliament”. Barks the two shameless LTTE lapdogs Joan Ryan & Siobhain McDonagh. UTTERLY LAUGHABLE!

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        Ben Hurling

        Instead of you barking at the foreigners, you should seek an apology from Navin for his father’s many activities and demand him to repay the state coffer whatever his father embezzled plus interest, while he was a minister, and return all those remaining books his father’s thugs stole from Jaffna library.

        Please read the excerpts from Horror of a pogrom: Remembering “Black July” 1983
        on 24 July 2010, By D B S Jeyaraj:

        ” Lands and Mahaweli development minister warned Tamils that it would require 14 hours for Indian troops to come and rescue them but the Sinhalese could destroy them in 14 minutes if they wanted to.

        “When some decent UNP leaders like Shelton Ranarajah and Renuka Herath Ranasinghe got goons locked up by the Police in Kandy and Nuwara – Eliya respectively their release was secured by Cyril Mathew and Gamini Dissanayake. The role of Cyril Mathew and his political lackeys in the violence are well –known. Some of those involved are still in politics and holding high office.”

        -http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1545

        I understand your need to focus on your perceived enemies otherwise you will be emotionally drained and accused of not doing enough to protect this island from foreign conspiracy however your enemies are within.

        First comes first. Will you now seek apology from Navin for all that the Dutta Gamani said and did?
        Don’t tell me you didn’t know Dutta Gamani was that bad.

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          Native,
          I have no truck with either Navin or the highly bloated image of his corrupt, racist Daddy. However, I have noticed, while preaching to all others, you have categorically failed to condemn those LTTE scumbags who routed loud and clear for that FAT PIG, opposite our Embassy in London. Meanwhile, you have spared nothing in attacking that Brigadier, who succumbed to his emotions, faced with a pack of those noisy LTTE stray dogs.
          WHY?

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            Ben Hurling

            You check my track record all in CT, DBS Jeyaraj, Federal idea, Tamil Canadian, Sri Lanka Guardian , Lanka e news, ….. speaks for itself.

            I am a self confessed liberal. For me democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of movement, free media, …………… are more important than horrible animal flag, party, leaders, corrupt and racist institutions, and it is not my responsibility to defend any of them.

            I suppose you are disappointed with me as I don’t tend to fit into your expectation of a patriotic Sri Lankan. I am sorry about it.

            “Meanwhile, you have spared nothing in attacking that Brigadier, who succumbed to his emotions, faced with a pack of those noisy LTTE stray dogs.”

            I suppose the Sri Lankan High Commission is inside the building not outside on the road. As long as the the protesters don’t resort to violence they do have the right to protest of course with police permission. As much as I hate both animal flags I strongly believe people have the right to wave their chosen flags as long as those flags are not banned in any country. If there was a law and order problem it is for the British police to deal with it.

            My friend the old codger finds it difficult to believe as to why suddenly this super smart ass patriot suddenly got the urge to make the threatening gesture. This is the first time he has seen employees/diplomat of the embassy getting out of the building to confront protesters since mid 1980’s. I am told the Ugly Tiger flag has been a permanent feature of any protests since 1990s.

            I wonder why the flag has suddenly bothered/offended both you and the trained killer.

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            Continued

            Ben Hurling

            You fight for your principle not for your parochial reasons vacillating between your emotional attachment and rationality.

            “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,”
            – Evelyn Beatrice Hall or was it Voltaire?

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              The quote belongs to Evelyn Beatrice Hall. However is wrongly attributed to Voltaire.

              In a letter published in the journal “Modern Language Notes” (1939), Hall asserted that those were her’s and not Voltaire’s Nevertheless, the misunderstanding persists to this day.

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                Thappu

                Thanks.
                I included Voltaire in case if clever dicks found fault on my quote.
                Thanks again.

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        Hell burning what are the shameless lapdogs of Srilanka like lord Naseby and Ranil Jayawardena doing. They know that they will be looking like fools trying to defend a criminal like Brigadier Fernando and will be reprimanded by their party. I will take a safe bet that these rascals will lie low like dogs with their tails tucked between legs.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          Its not fair to bring Ranil Jayawardena into this discussion as he has not passed any judgement on this debacle on the part of Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.

          By the way as I understand he was born and brought up in the UK hence his world views could be completely different any Sri Lankan who was born, bred and conditioned to believe in certain stupid ways.

          I also understand Mother Theresa May has appointed him as the Trade envoy to Sri Lanka. In the mean time Ranil Jayawardena will be House Trained by the British Establishment, the bureaucracy, fellow parliamentarian, media, … and his own circle of friends/contacts.

          The Tamils so proud of their numerical strength in the UK how come you have failed to elect even one Tamil MP?

          Where is Jan Janani Jananayagam who was squeaking in London for quite some time? I believe she contested as a one issue European Parliamentary candidate? The issue was he promised to liberate Tamil Eelam.

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            NV, Ranil Jayawardena as a government MP, should have supported the action of his government where the British High Commissioner to Srilanka met officials of SL Foreign Ministry and requested them to take action on the criminal behaviour of the Biig. Fernando. When his government is being attacked by Sinhala racists in an unfair manner, if he was honest, he should have condemned them. Instead he chooses to keep quiet when some of his fellow government MPS have come out against the actions of the brigadier. Ranil Jayawardena was born in UK to Sinhala father and British mother. He may have had enlightened views prior to becoming an MP, but not now. In a meeting when people asked him about war crimes investigations against SL armed forces which his government wants to be conducted, he bluffed it. Now that he has been appointed as joint chair of all party parliamentary group for Srilanka, he will never stand up for truth and justice against crimes committed by Srilanka whether in the past or in the future. Tamils are in large number, but not concentrated in any electorate to form a majority and hence do not get any nominations from political parties. But several Tamils have been mayors of local government bodies. In future there may be Tamil MPs like in Canada. As for Janani Jayanayagam, she contested for personal publicity and Tamils quite rightly ignored her, and now she has gone into oblivion.

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        You real fool tell your sinhala budhist get out from tamil lands a let tamil people live in their own home without fear of you sinhala budhist thugs. There is no ltte lapdogs in uk, they support tamils reasonable demands. Any how you still beleieve jaffna library burnt by LTTE.

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          Muthu Banda,
          Let me specufy 2 of your reasonable demands:
          1. Our homeland, ethnically cleansed, Tamil only PEALAM
          2. Our eternal leader FAT PIG aka Sun God.
          Very Good Luck Bro! You need it!

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      Burt,

      You said it. Navin DIssanayake has made a bad situation infinitely worse, over an issue he had no business to intervene.

      Shows us all that the calibre of those who form our cabinet, seriously lack the required sophistication.

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      Better that he tends apple orchards in Australia than visit his badly-written letters on a public that understands English.
      He is an incompetent member of this government whose actions have contributed to the debacle that the Sirisena/Ranil bunch experienced on the 10th. However, he will not be a loser in that scenario because he will join MR and live happily ever after.

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      In what capacity, is he authorised to write this letter. He has bypassed The president, The PM and the foreign minister

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      I suppose it was your mother who told you of these fairy tales! Time for Joan and Siobhan to mind their own business and not waste British tax payers money.

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        If UK deports the brigadier, they will save a lot of British tax payers money, because now the brigadier cannot come out on the road as there is some risk of him being harmed by some one. British government has to provide him security which will cost British tax payer. So the easiest thing is to ask him to get out. Even the jokers of all party parliamentary group for Srilanka cannot save this criminal.

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    CT

    Is he trying to impress his partner.
    Or is he positioning himself for the next presidential election or one after that?

    If he is, then we will be privilege to see more of his father’s antics, riots in up country, burning down libraries, racist tirades, on Radio or Television, ………………
    Are the Hindians listening to him carefully with loads of promises?

    Or is this man simply suffering from p****s envy?

    Ben Hurling

    Please help us decode his intentions

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      Burt,

      You said it. Navin DIssanayake has made a bad situation infinitely worse, over an issue he had no business to intervene.

      Shows us all that the calibre of those who form our cabinet, seriously lack the required sophistication.

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    Honourable xxxxxx
    I am the son of late Mr.Gamini Dissanayake, one time Minister in the Sri Lankan cabinet, and who in that capacity ordered the Sri Lankan army to set fire to the Jaffna Library and destroyed 1000s of old and irreplaceable Tamil manuscript, he also disrupted the World Tamil Congress in Jaffna by cutting the power cable and assaulting the renown Tamil dignitaries as well as the public attending the event.
    So I am a very important person in Sri Lanka ,so listen to me.
    …….as for the said Brigadier, he was only gesturing the act of “throat slitting”, he did not actually slit the throat. You see in Sri Lanka it is acceptable to slit the throat of Tamils. He could have carried this out to one of the protesters inside the Diplomatic Mission, which is in fact in side Sri Lanka.

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    Know the protester and know yourself

    The letter should be in loving spirit

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only the light can do that.
    Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.

    When you in your premises love your neighbors and also love our enemies
    because they are generally the same people.

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      The man and the woman in the video are distancing them from the scene with some prior knowledge of what was about to happen. Apparently they were not with the Goon. MFA suspended him. MFA was not with the goon. Lame Duck New King overruled. He was not with MFA. Then he denied it. So, he is not even with him. But he did not deny wrongdoing or withdraw his order after the denial. Now UNP Navin’s letter overrules Lame Duck New King. Navin’s letter is exonerating the goon, without any inquiry, over the MFA and Lame Duck New King. Entire Lankawe Aanduwa machine is an incohesive somersaults.

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    The question has to address is, what is fair and what is justifiable. The UK government should totally ban the LTTE and any such remnant. They should not be allowed to provoke the GOSL in any way. IF that was done, this problem would not have arisen. On the other hand, this Brigadier is a military man who has had battle-field experience. We do not know his mind-set. He of course acted harshly, in a manner others may not have done. But, the British Parliamentarians cannot expect respect if they are unable to in turn respect their counter-parts in other countries! Remember what happened to the U.K High Commissioner who was declared a ‘Persona Non Grata’ by the late President Premadasa?

    Now we come to the next problem. What will we do IF the U.K government does like-wise to this Brigadier?! Interesting predicament!! I know what I would do but what are your comments? The Tamils all over will seek vengeance and the Sinhalese will dig their heels in. But what is the clever thing to do?!

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      Soysa . This means you are from the Sinhalese Salagama community and your ancestors originated from ,what is now Southern Tamil Nadu. Low castes and Dalits who were imported by the Dutch to work as indentured/slave labour in the huge cinnamon estates in the South of the island. Now like many in his community just like many Sinhalese Karawa/Durawa Hali Hunu Berewa all recent low caste imports from Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala, now beating the anti Tamil drum, to hide their own recent immigrant Indian Tamil origin. This Brigadier who was busy slitting the throats of Tamils in May 2009, and now threatening to slit the throats of British Tamil demonstrators belongs to this group. So was the homeless one ( Anagarika) the father of Sinhalese Aryan theory. Sic Sinhalese Aryan indeed. All these recently Sinhalised South Indian immigrants from Tamil Nadu both low and high born are now the biggest anti Tamils. The Bandaranaickes, Jayawardenes, Ratwattes, Wickremasinghes. The list goes own. Have you been to kuppams and cheris of Tamil Nadu to visit your close relatives

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        RSS you are wrong. Karawes spell it as Soysa and Salagamas spell it as Zoysa. He is a Karawe a recent immigrant from Tamil Nadu fishing in troubled waters.

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        Sharma,

        If you do not know the origins of Sinhala names you should not speak about them.

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      Soysa you are quite right that UK government should request LTTE to disband itself. Since EU has lifted proscription of LTTE, UK cannot ban it. These LTTE sycophants are doing more disservice to Tamils than any good by their acts. Due to their bigoted thinking they become irrational. I have told them to ditch LTTE flag and develop a true Tamil national flag which will be acceptable to international community. LTTE is not only a tainted organisation but also a doomed one. They have to take a new step with a new flag and name to take forward the demand for Tamil rights. If one treasures democracy he cannot say protests by Tamils is provocation of Srilanka As what you have stated if Premadasa can expel David Gladstone then UK High Commissioner to SL which was only a civil offence, then it is not wrong for UK to expel this puny diplomat who has committed a criminal offence.

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      K.Soysa:
      Because you claim to have been at TCK in 1956 certainly doesn’t give you licence to write such unmitigated nonsense. Ah, but then 1956 was the year that the SWRD of Lanka paved the way for an ignorant, xenophobic and racist nation and you appear to be one of the beneficiaries.
      P.S.
      Did you happen to be a classmate of the esteemed Navin Dissanayake’s father and were you one of the beneficiaries of his time “developing” the Mahaveli?

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    Navin Dissanayake is wrong when he states that Brig Fernando was within SL High Commission premises when he made the criminal gesture, and therefore cannot be questioned. This act was committed under the porch and not within the building of SLHC. Anyone who has visited SLHC would have found that the porch in front of SLHC building is built over the pavement which is public domain where SLHC cannot prevent anyone using it. In the photo you could see that the next building also has its porch over the pavement. NV due to his racist mind set derived from his ancestors has rushed into an unknown territory making a fool of himself. Therefore anyone who is concerned about this dastardly behaviour has the right to question it, and NV has no right to find fault with it unless he is insane. What the MPs did was in order and that is the reason why jokers in all party parliamentary group for Srilanka are keeping quiet. Again he is wrong to say that the demonstrators made abusive and vituperative comments, as everything is in record. Does he mean that Tamils cannot demand justice against crimes being committed against Tamils, which is still being carried on with impunity. His accusation that acts of LTTE is fuelling ethnic hatred is wrong because it is racists like him by denying legitimate rights of Tamils to live in dignity and safety in Srilanka, who are igniting the flames of ethnic hatred. As a politician he seems to be unaware that the listing of LTTE as a terrorist organisation has been taken off by EU and therefore what they have done is legal. He says flying of LTTE flag is provocative without realising that on the 4th LTTE flags were flown 25 yards away from SLHC premises, while on 9th it was flown directly in front of SLHC premises. If people like him do not stop their barking who knows, next time LTTE flags may be flown inside SLHC premises. He is saying that only few Tamils took part in the demonstration, and that is because majority of Tamils do not want to associate with LTTE. If any demonstration independent of LTTE is organised on a week end, I am sure the crowd will be over 10,000.

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

      You mentioned NV twice.
      Who is or what is this NV?

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        Sorry for using your initials the true son of the soil, to indicate that stupid fellow who is a Sinhalised Tamil Nadu kallathoni Vellala & Karayar crossbred offspring .

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          Dr.,

          God, you racism is so terribly apparent! Sad to see the true nature of too many of our Tamils.

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            Ramona, reminding anyone of his true roots is not racism. As your name suggests, you are a Sinhalised Karawe Tamil Nadu recent immigrant. If you stop claiming that you are pure Aryan descendant of 2500 years, no one will say anything.

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              Dr., what you think of as “true roots” is what a Vellela Hindu Tamil like yourself, use to degrade you own Tamilian people. In Sri Lanka, we have quite a different understanding of our diverse heritage. In our Sinhala Buddhist culture we respect and honor all where we have come from. Let’s face it, the Sinhalese, Karawas and all, do like to acknowledge how our race began with the Bengali component that gave us the Sinhala language and the Buddhist heritage. If we have any south Indian fishing blood, that too we respect and assimilate within the Sinhalese to form a more vibrant Sinhalese society. We don’t go screaming about Kallatonies etc. like you scream at your 91% low-castes.

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                Nonsense the Karawa are 100% South Indian origin( Tamil) . The Sinhalese are more of South Indian origin than the Sri Lankan Tamils 70% compared to the 17% of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Even the so called Bengali or North Indian element amongst the Sri Lankan Tamils is marginally higher than the Sinhalese 28% compared to the 25% for Sinhalese and goes the Aryan origin theory. Anyway the Bangla are not Aryan but largely a Dravidian or Dravidian Mongol people , especially the ones from the east( Modern day Bangla Desh) . All Dravidians originally were speaking Tamil or proto Tamil. The original Sinhalese( not modern Sinhalese as most of them are assimilated South Indians/Indian Tamils) and Sri Lankan Tamils are closely related , as both are descended from the same people . The Dravidian Naga and Yakka who spoke the semi or proto Tamil dialect Elu. ( hence the word Eelam/Eezhan in Tamil) . Elu+ Prakrit = Hela or old Sinhalese that was still very close to its Tamil mother in structure and pronunciation than modern Sinhalese. Go and tell your fairy tales to someone else. Karwa of recent South Indian ( Tamil ) origin.

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                  Well RSSS, none of it matters in the United Sri Lanka under the Buddha. Oh, and I completely agree with you about the Dravidian Aryan thing.

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                ramona Grandma therese fernando

                Oh no here we go again.

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                  Yep Native Vedda…..sad thing indeed.

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                    ramona therese fernando:
                    You are not “sad,” you are pathetic.

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                      What’s this got to do with you EVDP? Oh, I see…..securing the right to own slaves for the plantation owners, is it!

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              Dr Gana,

              The Sinhala Fernandos are Karawas from Tutucorin/Thootukudy brought to Sri Lanka for fishing and pearl diving. Today they have become hard-core Sinhala-Buddhists. Most of these overnight converts are the ones who claim ancient Sinhala-Buddhist heritage and pretend to be the so called ‘Nationalist patriots’ and champions of Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism.

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                Jamis Panda,

                Pearl diving has been an occupation of the coastal Sinhalese for 1000’s of years.

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                  Fishing and pearl diving have been occupations of the coastal Sinhalese for 1000’s of years *

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                    ramona grandma therese fernando

                    “Fishing and pearl diving have been occupations of the coastal Sinhalese for 1000’s of years *”

                    Yet the fact remains they were/are the descendants of Kallathonies from South India.

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                      Where’s your proof? Proof lies on the Sinhalese side. Sinhalese pearl divers, like all other Sinhalese occupations, refused to work for British. They worked for Portuguese and were converted to Portuguese names, but not for the British (British paid far less, and preferred slaves). Sinhalese kept their clan names. Therefore, British set up in Tamil areas like Mannar for pearl fishing.

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    Belligerence = a nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognised by International Law. So a terrorist group and it’s supporters are not belligerent. Is it because they are constituents of these two MPs seeking re-election? Or so called ‘International Law’ has no capacity for dealing with terrorist! Would they (two MPs) responded same way if ISIS stood in middle of London waving their flags?

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      Lush

      Whatever the cause and effect of this continuing saga, Navin should realise he has no right to represent the people of this island until he returned state fund his father looted and invested in and outside this island.

      Secondly he should own up his father’s part in burning and looting the Jaffna library, say sorry and beg mercy from all people of this island. Then return all those rare books and ola manuscripts looted by his father’s thugs.

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    Navin Dissanayake can be better replied by Lalith Athulathmudali’s descents, rather than British MPs. It was the time UNP was planting the seeds for eventual Old Royals corruption, nepotisms and all other sort of malfunction government with UNP’s PR system. Garmini stood on the top step of the ladder. Chandrika out did mommy and was able to pause the fast growing red trees for few years, but they quickly out throw her with Buffoon De Silva and Old King. Navin might have been travelling to school by palanquin, failed see the street of the UNP’s most disgraceful administration of that time where the Sinhala Boys & Girls bodies were lying around. He should ask Old King for the copies he took to UNHRC. Only a time machine can help Navin to learn which Meethotamulla he germ out from.

    That fool may now understand, after second letter to British Foreign Secretary, when the British MPs followed diplomatic channel to lodge their complaints on the first place, this Modaya lawyer directly wrote to British MPs, which exactly what the rowdy on the uniform did in London. –Heroism- These idiots has been represented by Kshenuka, Thamara, Thero de Silva, Sajin Vass, Chris Norris, Udayanga, Jalia…. they lack the sense of what “Diplomatic Dealings” are. Army rowdy showed his fingers from London Roads, but Navin rowdy is showing his finger only from Lankawe. The other crook, Tilak, who was fired and rehired, has no guts to talk with Navin rowdy to leave the diplomatic dealing go through his ministry.
    These rogues are holding high commission and embassies only to enjoy foreign bar and restaurant at the expense of Modaya crowd. Beyond that, if somebody calls all these are diplomatic action, they are calling the black as white.
    Yet my feeling is Navin might have treated the British MPs better than Ranil treated the American Ambassador in December. “Those who saw may reap”- a Tamil Saying.

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    these Dumb asses write comments to these melo drama. These politicians were solcind gMahinda Rajapakse for using Military gains fir his oersonal gains. Now thes guys, just make one statement that helps them to hang on get lucrative, benefits and perks for the next five years. Probably Navin dissanayake phoned some on ein the palrimanet group asking to write this letter. Dumb Tamils come and protest here. Don’t you see the hypocrisy and the stupidity here.

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      Jim softy dimwit

      Navin should repay what his father stole from the state coffer and return the remaining books that were looted from Jaffna Library.

      He should have apologised for his dad’s heinous crimes , racist attacks by his words and deeds. Once he has cleansed himself let him traverse into the foreign domain.

      Crooks have their own way of protecting their loot and their seat and perk. And you are willing aid and abet them.

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    I mean, this issue is entirely for the SL High Commissioner’s office to handle. They might or mightn’t decide to reprimand the brigadier, or even dismiss him. That the British government is actively taking the part of the these terrorist LTTE groups that caused much death and destruction in Sri Lanka, is a matter of grave concern for our sovereign nation. But we have known this of the British for a long time . Why are we entertaining on our soil, this country of known hostility to our interests, is the shameful question.

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      ramona grandma therese fernando

      Well it was only a chin flick gesture meaning “GET LOST”. Was it?
      May be the brigadier was wearing a mechanical arm over which he had no control.
      Now tell me why are so interested in defending his a**e?

      Sovereign nation? What is it? Why Sri Lanka is a Sovereign Nation?
      By the way LTTE as an organisation banned in more than 40 countries, including UK.

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      Ramona the stupid, who asked you to entertain British in your soil. 200 years ago they came by force and kept you as slaves for 150 years. Now they are dictating to you from outside. If you have guts ask them to go and sever all relations. Do you want the people to go searching for food in dust bins like what happened during 1970 to 1977.

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        Dr., I think now is a very ripe time indeed, for severing ties with the Brits.

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    Undiplomatic conduct, even if it happened within the compounds of a foreign embassy, is enough reason for making someone persona non grata.

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    This is not a persona non grata issue.
    It’s election time in PARADISE.
    This is an election “GUNDU.”
    It might help the SLPP.
    Strange things happen in SL.

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    Cue in our “tough” politicians, who pretend they are sons of Lanka, who fighting the good fight, and trying to insert themselves in a delicate situation.

    What is this man trying to do? Show the UK how tough he is? Another Sri Lankan trying to bite the hands that feed us. Diplomacy seems to be a strange word for our arrogant politicians.

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      The two british pros and idiotic tamils have done a good job giving Pohottuwa a landslide victory. Very soon the two will be coming here for a jolly, in the pretence of fact finding, to lick mahinda’s boots and eat appa. hahaha! I hope the raw nerves here will get irritated .LOL!

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    Thankfully to the voters of Sri Lanka who have sent a devastating message to traitors Sirisena and Ranil, the polarisation That has occurred in Sri Lanka remains permanent. The views of non Sinhalese do not matter. It is going to be majoritarian rule now. No bloody appeasement to ungrateful Tamils living off the bounty of the Sinhala people. All those racist Tamil commentators here writing under various Sinhalese names take notice that the Sinhalese people will not trust the UNP again. Some of these effing pandithayas were predicting the split of the non UNP vote that will enable a UNP victory. All that was proved nothing but bullshit as the vote that was split was that of the UNP. Ranil has managed to explode the myth of a”block UNP vote”

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      There is a Tamil saying, whether Raman rules or Ravanan rules we have no issues. Whether Yahapalana rules or any palana rules, the Tamils don’t care. The Tamils have seen and experienced all these rulers. For the last two thousand odd years they had been fighting with the Demalas, and it is still not over. Elaras, Dutugemunus, Prabakarans and Rajapakshes will come and go but the Sinhalayas and the Demalas will stay forever and keep fighting.

      If the Sinhalayas want Sri Lanka to be a poor begging third world pariah state forever with continuous Tamil uprising which means political instability, economic shrinkage/crisis and international interference (India, UK, US, EU, UN, etc.) forever, you can have it. Don’t worry, if the Tamils are going down the pallam, they will take the Sinhalese also along with them. When there is no peace for Demalas, there won’t be any peace for the Sinhalayas either. If you Sinhalese deprive the Tamil rights, you also will continue to suffer along with the Tamils. If the Sinhalese do not solve the Tamil issue, do not expect the Tamils to keep quite. The history will continue to repeat until the issue is solved. The Sinhalese must understand this basic law.

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    Navin ready to jump!

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    srinathan.gunaratnam

    “Navin ready to jump!”

    It could mean many.
    Are you implying he is throwing a challenge to leadership of UNP?
    Are you implying he is going to jump ships?
    Are you asking him if he is ready to jump into Victoria so that you could tie a large rock to his ankle?
    Please clarify

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    british mps should not take navin seriously. he comes from a tamil haters’ family..gamini. it was he who said in 1980s..if india invades srilanka that will be the end of tamils in SL. his records pertaining to burning the libray and n’eliya pogram are well known. navin would like show that he is also a war hero or veeraya. you dont’ know about our people. if the army man returns to SL there will be millions to welcome him. he becomes qualified to contest presidential elections with the throat cutting footings.
    -dayal

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    The British Govt: funded the Mahaweli project,whereby the Minister in charge siphoned off some funds to his pocket! So much so Gamini Dissanayake, was also accused by JRJ of unjust enrichment!
    Now his son is defaming MPP of the British Parliament as LTTE supporters.
    Impertinence redefined!

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      British government funded only the construction of Victoria dam not as a loan but as an outright gift of £400 million. When it was completed in 1985, it was opened by the then UK PM Margaret Thatcher. This gift is because UK wanted to experiment a new concept of dam building in the shape of a curve rather than a straight line. The firm which constructed it was Balfour Beaty a leading civil engineering company in UK.

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    There is a darker side about this Navin Dissanayake which not many
    people know. When Mahinda Rajapaksa was the President, he was
    Ranil Wickremesinghe’s spy. When he joined Ranil’s Cabinet, he turned
    spy for Sirisena. He was feeding to Sirisena with all the embarrassing
    stuff about Ranil. He wrote the letter in question to curry favor with
    Sirisena and get his father-in-law Karu Jayasuriya Prime Minister. This
    depita Katuwa is madquerading as a patriot. His is no more than a wife
    beater and selfish crack. The late Gamini Dissanayake, a great man in
    his own way, will turn in his grave.

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    Apart from the deplorable grammar of the Minister, he also suffers from foot in mouth disease. In this missive he appears to be saying that since the Brig was on Sri Lankan soil, he is entitled to slit throats or make the threat to that effect with impunity and immunity. How sad. The British MP’s now cannot be faulted if they reach the conclusion that this is common practise in Sri Lanka. No wonder Viggi is a constant reminder and irritant to the Sinhala State.

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    The low politics of Sri Lanka goes on and on. Here is the progeny of one of our greatest crooks whose rise to power is based on communal politics shooting off so that he could keep his claims to leadership of the poor Sinhalayas so that he could steal more to add to the stolen wealth tucked away in Australia with the help probably of his uncle Wickreme Weerasooriya, made High Commissioner in Australia. Funny how the family circles of predators work. More stealing through more mayhem. Native Veddah accuses his father of stealing books from the Jaffna library. If he had, he would have got educated and educated his progeny as well. At least taught them how to write English. These fellows are just low life. Unfortunately, we are saddled with them. Voters keep alternating between predators. The fellow should be asked to cough out what his father stole from the people.

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    The letter sent by Mr. Navin Dissanayake carries the absolute truth and there is no any argument over it. Hopefully Her Majesty too realizes that “there is no smoke without fire”. It s because of the blood-thirsty LTTEers, this country has fallen to such a worst situation. We the upcountry Tamils are living well with all communities and we need to preserve this. If they really like this country, they should contribute to develop and not to destroy.

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    Parakrama Silva

    Navin Dissanayake is no less a coolie than
    plantation portfolio he holds. Any cheap
    gimmick when he wants to gain political
    advantage.

    If the SL High Commission is Sri Lankan
    territory, does that give one the right to
    strip his clothes and face the public on
    the road?

    What Rufus Perera has said is absolutely
    correct. Navin has a very dark past and is
    not trustworthy. See what he is doing now
    at Alfred House Gardens. Who gave him the
    money for his Alfred House Gardens high
    rise? Why is this not probed. Why only the
    bond scam? Is it because he is taking Sirisena
    on a ride?

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