19 May, 2022

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UN Address: President Rajapaksa Tells The World To Mind Its Own Business

President Mahinda Rajapaksa effectively told the world to mind its own business and accused powerful nations of undue interference in the affairs on developing countries in the guise of being guardians of human rights and security, when he addressed the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday.

There was concern that there was disproportionate emphasis on Sri Lanka, and unequal treatment through the multilateral framework, the President told the world community.

He hailed the recently concluded Northern Provincial Council poll as being a crucially important measure in the context of political empowerment and reconciliation. “It is a matter of legitimate satisfaction to me that this was made possible after the lapse of almost a quarter of a century,” the President said, referring to the Northern elections.

Full text of the speech:

 

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I offer my condolences to the families whose loved ones died as a result of a terrorist attack in a shopping mall in Kenya. Having suffered from many terrorist attacks, for nearly three decades, we Sri Lankans condemn this cowardly act.

Mr. President,

The UN has consistently ensured cooperation between States, and provided a universal platform for discussions on a range of issues, contentious or otherwise. It is imperative that we jealously protect and abide by, the principle of equal treatment of countries, which has been the very basis of this global organization. Be it economic or political issues, equality must form the bedrock of all international interaction.

Reflecting on the work of the UN, matters of a political nature have over-ridden the most basic issues, which affect the under-privileged and marginalized, who dominate world society. The commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) brought a real sense of optimism. The theme for this session is timely, as progress in MDGs could be evaluated with its deadline fast approaching.

Appreciable progress has been made in the MDGs, with the results being uneven among and within countries. According to World Bank projections, by 2015, Sub Saharan Africa and Southern Asia will be home to approximately 40% of the developing world’s population, living in extreme poverty. This only diminishes the sense of our optimism.

It is fitting for the UN system to examine the causes for the failure in improving the lot of the deprived.

In the context of Sri Lanka, my vision has been to distribute the benefits of growth across all segments of the population and prevent inequalities, social exclusion and adverse environmental effects. Socio-economic achievements in my country are the results of people centric government policies.

Mr. President,

Despite contending with one of the most ruthless terrorist groups in the world, the 2004 tsunami and the global food, energy and financial crises, Sri Lanka’s attaining the MDGs is salutary. Statistics speak for themselves. Sri Lanka was ranked 92nd out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index in 2012. Absolute poverty in Sri Lanka declined to 6.5% in 2012 from 15.2%, over a period of five years, surpassing the MDG mid- term target.

The goal of universal primary education will be easily achieved by 2015. The key dividend from this strong educational infrastructure has been a drastic reduction in the unemployment level. Sri Lanka’s accomplishments in healthcare include the infant mortality rate of 9.4 per 1000 live births, highlighted by UNICEF as a success story.

The early recognition of the crucial role women play in political and socio-economic development amply warrants Sri Lanka’s sense of pride with the world has first elected woman Prime Minister, the late Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Sri Lanka has been rated 16th in the world Gender Parity Index.

Mr. President,

Sri Lanka has mainstreamed youth in its post 2015-development agenda, and is at the forefront of advocating internationally the interests of youth. Sri Lanka will be hosting the Commonwealth Youth Forum 2013, this November and the UN World Conference on Youth in May 2014.

I take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you all to join in celebrating youth at the World Conference. I also call upon the United Nations to declare an International Skills day as recognition of skills development of youth, paving the way for reduced poverty. An innovative development has been the establishment of a Youth Parliament to sharpen the awareness of democracy and skills of the new generation and prepare them to assume leadership.

It is of the foremost importance that Member states decide individually the means for achieving these MDGs. The unique socio-cultural practices and traditions of countries should be taken into account when designing these processes.

Mr. President,

The post 2015 Development Agenda needs to be an intergovernmental process, in line with the outcomes and agreed principles of Rio + 20. Centuries of growth in advanced economies have left little carbon space for the developing world, challenging their growth. The thin lines of balancing economic development and protection of the environment will remain a great challenge, in future development policy setting. It is therefore critical that developed countries honor their commitments and compensate damage to the environment, based on common but differentiated responsibilities.

Eradication of poverty must be the primary goal of the post 2015 Development Agenda, and promote accelerated economic growth in developing countries. Ensuring sustainable growth with social equity, demands a balanced approach towards development. High rates of investment, strengthening the quality of human capital, and technology transfers are crucial for sustainable growth.

Mr. President,

The mechanisms on financing and technology mandated by Rio + 20, need to be urgently implemented. The sustainable development financing strategy in its formulation, must seek to provide for enhanced predictable financial support to developing countries. Sri Lanka supports the establishment of a Technology Facilitation Mechanism under the UN, recommended in the UNSG’s report. The mighty advocates of the rights based approaches, should also honor their international commitments relating to development financing.

Calls for reforms in the current international financial institutions continue to be relevant. Their ad-hoc policies prove to be untenable in the long run. It is imperative for the international monetary and financial institutions, to give expression to the solid voice of the developing world. Also, those countries that are economically blessed must shed their practices of leveraging through these institutions. A comprehensive structural reform of the existing imperfect global economic order needs to be fully addressed to reflect current realities.

The world is in need of a fair international economic system to revitalize partnerships for development. This includes State and non-State actors and blue-chip companies, emerging as new partners. Moreover, South-South Cooperation is crucial due to the shift in economic power, which should be actively promoted to complement North-South Cooperation.

Mr. President,

It is disturbing to observe the growing trend in the international arena, of interference by some, in the internal matters of developing countries, in the guise of security, and guardians of human rights. Therefore, we continue to witness agitations the world over, leading to violence and forcing political change accompanied by turmoil.

It is timely to contemplate whether such movements have led to better stability in these countries, or produced different results, due to inappropriate external factors. In fact, the positive outcomes envisaged by those responsible have not come to pass, but indeed contributed to making those countries unstable. Does this not erode the authority of the Security Council because of unilateral or group actions?

This trend needs to be arrested, as it has now extended into areas, detrimental to the well-being of populations. This turmoil results from attempts to impose a type of democracy, upon countries with significantly different cultures, values and history. The world needs no policing by a few States, particularly when the UN is mandated to ensure international security, through multi-lateral engagement. This engagement, to be complete in our time must ensure protection of the human race against the flagrant abuse of modern science in such forms as nuclear and chemical weapons.

Mr. President,

Deepening uncertainties in the Middle East are disturbing. We wait for Palestine and Israel to co-exist on the basis of pre – 1967 borders. Sri Lanka looks forward to welcoming Palestine as a full member of the UN.

We salute the people of Africa in their efforts to achieve better living conditions and economic prosperity. Sri Lanka continues to demonstrate solidarity with the African people, in their pursuit of further socio-economic growth.

Mr. President,

Unilateral measures such as embargoes and economic sanctions, imposed on countries are disturbing. Such initiatives bring suffering not only to those specifically targeted but also to a wide range of humanity without any justification. Yet again, I stand in support of the people of Cuba in overcoming economic hardships and full access to economic opportunity.

Mr. President,

Permit me to consider briefly the post-conflict developments in my own country. I am proud that Sri Lanka has eradicated separatist terrorism, spanning three decades, and is in the process of addressing the issues of development and reconciliation. Sri Lanka’s government, at all times responsive to the priorities reflected in public opinion, is engaged in all measures required for meaningful progress in these fields.

A significant event in this regard is the opportunity, which the people of the Northern Province enjoyed at the elections, held three days ago, to elect their representatives in the Provincial Council. It is a matter of legitimate satisfaction to me that this was made possible after the lapse of almost a quarter of a century. There can be no doubt regarding the crucial importance of this measure in the context of political empowerment and reconciliation. It is clearly the responsibility of the international community to assist with these efforts and to ensure their success for the benefit of all the people of Sri Lanka.

Mr. President,

In spite of the visible progress made, and consistent engagement with UN mechanisms, many countries are surprised at the disproportionate emphasis on Sri Lanka, and the unequal treatment through the multi-lateral framework. The basis for this relentless pursuit is also questioned. It is my conviction that the UN system should be astute to ensure the consistency of standards applied so that there is no room for suspicion of manipulation of the UN System by interested parties to fulfill their agendas.

By nature, human beings have the capacity to achieve the most challenging and noble goals in life, through strong commitment and dedication. I am confident that, by our own collective efforts these results would prove to be beneficial to all humanity. As Buddha, the Enlightened One said,

“Atta hi attano natho”

“Oneself is one’s own benefactor”

Let these timeless words of wisdom guide the destiny of the world.

May the Noble Triple Gem Bless you all.

තෙරුවන් සරණයි

Thank you.

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    THIS MAN MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE MUST BE SHOT POINT BLANK. THIS MAN MUST DIE SOON. THIS MAN IS A COWARD. THIS MAN CALLED MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES TO FIGHT LTTE. THIS MAN’S ARMY CANNOT FIGHT THE LTTE ALONE FOR 30 YEARS. A COWARD PRESIDENT.

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      Bloody hell,this dude Selvam has not yet come to terms with the untimely death of sun god Prabakaran.I can understand your pathetic situation.But what to do?Keep on crying Mama boy!

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        yes, Praba was a terrorist! no doubt & so are the Rajapakses.

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          UN World Conference on Youth in May 2014 in Sri Lanka should be aborted if de-militarizing of north, return to civilian control and governorship is not established and lands grabbed by Raja-fuksa brothers and sons and their military-business cronies is not returned.
          SO too should the Commonwealth circus (CHOGM show) in Colombo to boost the Raja-fuksa military dictatorship to aborted unless military is down sized and military businesses sold off.

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            Rajafucksa should mind his own business, stop preaching to the rest of the world, and rather focus on investigating the mass graves, murders and disappearances that his brother Gota the goon has organized in mother Lanka where Kuveni’s CURSE is alive and well.

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        What a bloody humbug and lying clown this Rajapassa is!

        Claiming ‘legitimate satisfaction’ for the northern province elections when he was forced to under threat from the international community to hold elections – 4 years too late!

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        The concept of “Sovereignty” is a fig leaf behind which the Rajapassa regime in Sri Lanka likes to hide..
        In an increasingly globalized, trans-nationally networked and inter-connected world “sovereignty” of nations is a myth and a legal FICTION, so Rajapakse telling the world to mind its business and then inviting them to the Commonwealth Circus and UN Youth summit in May 2014 is a big joke!
        There are no islands of pure culture in the modern world – only a moda Sinhala nationalist like Wimal Weerawansa will believe so. And there is little space for dictatorships today..In fact the miracle of Asia is going backwards and Rajapassa is dinsaeur.

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          Your comment clearly shows the skewed and disillusioned view that you have of the world.I really do pity your ineptitude and ignorance.

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      This is why CT is blocked by the SL government! CT is happy to publish this kind of bullshits!

      CT has no guts to come out with the number of deaths of LTTE or the death of Prabhakaran or the frauds of Sambanthan.

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        M.Sivanathan,First of all you were very smart to keep your name in block letters to attract everyone in this forum. Suddenly you vanished from the scene, and you are back to the future with your name descending gradually to simple letters. ( hope it won’t go down to the level of abbreviation !!?)

        You boasted about the development projects implemented by your criminal Lord Dougi Dogi in the North and claimed that no other members have done such miraculous things in the North since the inception of the mankind in the Universe to see your Dogi meeting a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Tamils.

        You boasted that he obtained the most number of preferential votes in the last general election in the peninsula, but you haven’t tell us the reason behind his withdrawal as Chief Ministerial candidate of the UPFA list (though he boasted that he would be the one). I still wonder that what made such a great favourite of the Jaffna people to withdraw from the NPC election !!?

        Now for a few days you have some inventions on CT’s ban in the wonderland of Asia !!

        These sort of things continue to take place in Great democracies like North Korea, China,Russia, Iran, Zimbabwe and Pakistan. You seem like an innocent kid that your Boss didn’t educate you about his Masters Friends.

        Don’t be too busy in collecting all the bones under the table. Learn at least some glorious names of your master’s friends and his master’s calibre !!?

        Now you seem to have grown up a step ahead to defend your dog’s boss as well !!? But why don’t you come out first, with a list of Tamils who were abducted for ransom money by your criminal Lord !!?

        Why don’t you submit an account to the number of extra judicial killings done by the Aththiyadi thug for money and to make Gen.Ponnasiri happy in Jaffna !!?

        (I call Gen.Chandrasri a ”Ponnasri” You know why !!? Moron Rajapaksas shamelessly claimed that it was Gen.Chandrasri who actually defeated the LTTE and…not De Fonseka !! Hahahaha…what a joke !!? Though an enemy …de Fonseka’s capabilities as a Commander should be appreciated. But this Ponnasiri…hahaha…as the chief Commandant of the Jaffna peninsula…how many time he was hammered by the ever brave ”Col.Deepan’s” men at the Muhamaalai battle fronts. Was he ever able to move a yard there !!? People of his calibre can only end up with the criminal braves like Dougi who comes to the Jaffna Secretariat to field his nomination papers in an Armoured car…Thooo !!?)

        Why don’t you come out with a number of girls and widows he kidnapped for prostitution in ”Tiger rim” countries !!?

        …and then ask others to give an account for their part of an issue (If there is anything)

        We easily understand your anger on CT, but we salute CT for bringing the dirtiest dark side of Dougi Dogi at the right time for the Tamils to teach him the right lesson.

        N:B – M.Sivanathan , Please don’t start your reply with your father’s name (M.Sivanathan means ”Modan Sivanathan…..that means Idiot Sivanathan)

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      SELVAN KUMAR:

      You Tamils are 80 million all over the world. But, he is the only one who talked in Tamil at the UN.

      You Tamils are at the same place since the times unknown because you people are so ungrateful barbarians.

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        Jim Softy , how many times I have advised you to go to a Gym to strengthen your physic which is the basement for a strong brain !!?

        Do you know that after the defeat of the pride French during the second world war Hitler addressed the french in French.

        After the defeat of the Russians in 1905, His Imperial Majesty of Japan sent a message to the Russians in Russian.

        Have you ever heard a name ”Kodeeswaran”- a Jaffna Tamil, and his speech at the UNO in New York in the 70s !!?

        I have no reasons at all to get a ”yes” answer from a shallow minded creature of your nature !!?

        You boot licking and bone collecting dog….ask MaRa to go to Bollywood Cinema…even those glittering uneducated creatures do the same thing there.

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          Ref:devil,

          “..You boot licking and bone collecting dog….ask MaRa to go to Bollywood Cinema…even those glittering uneducated creatures do the same thing there..”

          Hah…hah…hah…! Stupid Jim Softy bugger got sandblasted and dustified! Despicable parasite hanging on to the testicles of MARA!

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        Jim Softy appears very bitter that the Tamils in the North did not vote MR. Hence he accuses them as ungrateful barbarians. He seems elated that MR spoke in Tamil at the UN. The Humbug he is, just read the speeches prepared by someone and wonder whether he understood what he read in English and Tamil.

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      Another bloody coward tiger who is living in another country selling that country too. Get a life you foolish man.

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        sanath sirisena

        “Another bloody coward tiger who is living in another country selling that country too. Get a life you foolish man.”

        I am confused how does one sell his/her country they don’t own and he/she does not live in?

        However come to think of it MR clan [lives in his country, control the state institutions and thugs, his brother operates a fleet of white vans, another is a trader by profession (10%)] has a fat chance selling the country to China, India, Pakistan, UK, USA, Russia, …………

        Is it true?

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      Along with Wigneswaran, Sambanthan and Sumanthiran!

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    Yes, SL has got rid of Tiger terrorism. Good stuff. now when do we get rid of Rajapakse terrorism?

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    Well, at least he showed that we have a backbone which we can be proud of – only issue is that we are not in a situation to show that courage as yet. Anyways, the speech is not as bad as the headline say.

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      You see the Tamils regard in same way about VP; he made them walk with their head held high. MR had the backbone to beat VP but then became spineless when it comes to building a nation; all he did so far is that he built an empire with full of stooges!

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    He is a terrorist it’s just a matter of day’s he is going tofind his Waterloo .

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    “Excellencies,

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    At the outset, I offer my condolences to the thousands of families whose loved ones died as a result of state terrorism unleashed by the Rajapaksha Government of Sri Lanka. Having ordered and created suffering for Tamils and other minorities through many state sanctioned terrorist attacks, for nearly three decades, we Sri Lankans condemn this cowardly act of UN and other civilized countries of poking their fingers in our own sovereign killing sprees..”

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      Ladies and Gentlemen,

      “At the outset, I offer my condolences to the Kenyan families whose loved ones died as a result of terrorism – similar to a megalomaniac who killed his own people and democratically elected Tamil politicians with the support of misguided economic refugees who now we call the Tamil diaspora. His use of children in the frontline and bombing of the innocent seemed to give him immense pleasure – but thankful no more.

      If Kenya needs any help, we will be happy to assist in removing these elements – our success rate is our legacy’

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        “If Kenya needs any help, we will be happy to assist in removing these elements – our success rate is our legacy’”
        Oh No Haiti – Kenya does not need SL army rapist because its Obama land.
        “Oneself is one’s own benefactor” – the begging bowl culture.
        means all funds must go to his pocket like the Tsunami funds.

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      Good.one, sad as it is.

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      Yes Harsha

      For tamil terrorist , Rajapaske is terrorist , because he terrorised the elam dream

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        One terrorist recognises another- How Rajapaksa could be turned into the pragmatic politician that Prabhakaran said he saw in Rajapaksa (Read VP’s 2005 Maavir Day speech).

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        krish modaya

        for Sinhala racists, Tamils are terrorists since they terrorised Rajapaksa’s london and North province dream

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          Ravi Modoyo

          Tamil LTTE terrorist are ruthless terrorist for the entire civilised world including innocent tamil child solders

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        kris,

        “Excellencies,

        Ladies and Gentlemen,

        At the outset, I offer my condolences to the thousands of families whose loved ones died as a result of state terrorism unleashed by the Rajapaksha Government of Sri Lanka. Having ordered and created suffering for Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and other minorities including the tourists like in the case of Tangalle killing through many Rajapaksha’s state sanctioned terrorist attacks, white vaning and disappearance culture perfected and perpetrated by military and underworld mercenaries serving in my so called Presidential Security Squad, shooting down poor fishermen seeking redress for unbearable prices of kerosene, also shooting and killing protestors demanding to protect the EPF fund maintained through the sweat of the poor labour force of the country and heartlessly ordering and massacring innocent protestors and schoolchildren who demanded pure water for drinking, I Madamulana Rajapaksha hailing from a poor penniless loincloth-clad peasant family in a remote village in the south have for nearly two decades plundered, robbed, cheated, waylaid, adulterated, raped and fornicated this country and the questioning of my dastardly, bastardly and notorious acts by UN and other civilized countries in the world is an act of poking their fingers in our own sovereign killing sprees..”

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          Harsha

          Are you the bankrupt UNP advisor (Dr Harsha)

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            kris,

            Whose bankruptcy are you talking about? Surely it is not of UNP but of your own pimp party called SLFP! Look at all the elected members in your political mockery party: most of them are runaways from UNP! You do not have people to form a government, so you steel them from others! How you won the last election has now been revealed from the surfacing of ballot papers at Puttalam. By 3.00 p.m only 30% had casted their votes. But by 4.00 p.m. 66.74%, a rate of 8 voters per minute! It was not an election but a fast-forward Charlie Chaplin comedy! You ill-bred fool, go and tell this type of bankrupt talks to your parents who are culpable for begetting a bastard like you!

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          UNP got less than 1,000 seats in the entire northern province.

          L

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    Who ever Wrote this speech for him done a good job,

    But those words are not from his bottom of the heart.

    He just preached what some body wrote for him.

    Any way,
    May the Noble Triple Gem Bless you all the Rajapassa clan and
    hope, give the knowledge for them to understand the how Poor Sri Lankan lives.

    තෙරුවන් සරණයි

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      Is it the same guy who went to Geneva with Vasudeva in the 80s?

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        Yes. He is an actor…

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      I do not think that he even understood most part of this speech. He must have hired someone (paid a big sum) to write this speech. He is an expert in reading it loud from the paper.

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    Thank you President Rajapakse for your excellent speech at UN. We would like to expect the same in Sri Lanka. At this juncture, we would like to remind you of the atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan military headed by you in the no fire zone. We offer our condolences to the families whose loved ones died as a result of a state terrorist attack in the no fire zone in Sri Lanka. Having suffered from many state terror attacks, for nearly six decades, we Tamils condemn this cowardly act.

    Mr. President,

    It is disturbing to observe the growing trend in the South arena, of interference by some, in the internal matters of North East of Sri Lanka, in the guise of security, and sovereignty. Therefore, we continue to witness agitations throughout the country over, leading to violence and forcing political change accompanied by turmoil.

    It is timely to contemplate whether such movements have led to better stability in these parts, or produced different results, due to inappropriate interference by your government and military. In fact, the positive outcomes envisaged by those responsible have not come to pass, but indeed contributed to making those provinces unstable. Does this not erode the authority of the rule of law because of unilateral or group actions?

    This trend needs to be arrested, as it has now extended into areas, detrimental to the well-being of populations. This turmoil results from attempts to impose a type of democracy, upon regions with significantly different cultures, values and history. The Sinhala government needs no policing by a military, particularly when the North East is mandated to ensure international security, through multi-lateral engagement. This engagement, to be complete in our time must ensure protection of the Tamil race against the flagrant abuse of modern science in such forms as cluster and chemical weapons.

    Mr. President,

    Permit us to consider briefly the post-conflict developments in our own provinces. We are not proud that Sri Lanka has not eradicated state terrorism, spanning six decades, and is in the process of eliminating the Tamils by militarization and forced settlements of Sinhalese by grabbing lands from Tamils. Sri Lanka’s government, at all times not responsive to the priorities reflected in public opinion in the North East, is not engaged in all measures required for meaningful progress in the fields democracy and devolving powers to North East people though it was agreed time and time by Sinhala dominated state.

    A significant event in this regard is the opportunity, which the people of the Northern Province enjoyed at the elections, held three days ago due to the effort of international community, to elect their representatives in the Provincial Council after consistent resistant from your Sinhala state. It is a matter of legitimate satisfaction to us that this was made possible after the lapse of almost four years after end of war and continued resistance from State terror and unlawful activities through military intervention during the election process. You yourself committed crime against democracy and constitution by creating en environment that is conducive for free and fair election. There can be no doubt regarding the crucial importance of this measure in the context of political empowerment and reconciliation. It is clearly the responsibility of the international community and the Government of Sri Lanka to assist with these efforts and to ensure their success for the benefit of all the people of the North East Sri Lanka and rest of the country. we call upon you President sir, please give up your terror activities, let law and order to be independent and allow people and media to express their opinion freely and democratically. Let allow the justice system to work free from your authority. It is good for the Nation and People.

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    The same old rhetoric ! Unimpressive !!

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      I think CBK could have done it better.

      This man ^s speeches are only good for lankens from Villages. lankens like Jim softyy, Leela and the ilk. Lankens that support Dayasiri to count more votes… these people are the problem rather than Rajaspaskehs… If people would grasp the gravity of the problems, we would be able to elect an educated person to lead the nation. He or she must not have records of experience in Politics but vision and wisdom. My wish Sobitha thero to take over..

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    The heading for this article is misleading. The text of the speech is not confrontational at all, and is actually quite subdued. Most of the speech is consistent with that of a member state that values very much its membership in the UN. There is nothing in the speech that suggests that the GOSL will not comply with anything it is mandated to do by the UN.

    Of course he is not happy about how things are going and is making that known. This is like a child complaining about how bad the medicine tastes. It’s to be expected, but does not need to be taken seriously, so long as the child swallows the medicine.

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      Patriot,

      You screech like a parrot and spread your legs for Rajapaksha to park in … after he arrives after ending his stupid tour of lies! Poor baby, suck his senile jewels when he comes!

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      Patriot Herold Leela
      Its on another foot
      I recall in 1990 the then Sec of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights one Mahinda Rajapakse being detained at the Airport en route to Geneva with documents and photographs in his possession with a view to appealing to the International Committee at the special hearing of UNHRC complaining of HR violations.

      He did take his medicine but it appears it has had severe side effects!

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    Brilliant speech Mr President!!

    You have balls!

    However, I urge you to stay on this high moral ground when you preside over your country as well and maintain rule of law which has fast deteriorating.

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      He has no balls, they removed it two years ago.

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        Really! Then Patriot would be in terrible trouble and may need to look for alternative lollypops!

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      Stop glorifying this BBS leader if you are a true Muslim.

      Otherwise stop misusing Muslim names.

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        “Stop glorifying this BBS leader if you are a true Muslim.”

        Otherwise stop misusing Muslim names

        To whom are you telling Fathima Fukushima?

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      those balls are halal certified ah?

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    It is now clear the Wigneswaran-Sumanthiran-Sampanthan trio is bent upon hijacking Tamil peoples’ verdict (Tamil Elam) to serve the genocidal agenda of New Delhi, Washington and Colombo.

    They talked about Tamil Elam before the election but now they are in bed with the Rajafucksas!!

    Tamils have been fooled YET AGAIN!! :)

    Very easy to fool Tamils. DSS, SWRDB, Dudley, Sirima, JR, Premathasa, CBK, Runnil, MR all fooled Tamils.

    Typical politicians.

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      go and tell this to lankaweb cesspit lorenso!

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      Fathima,
      You have not understood what CVW-Sumanthiran and Sampanthan stand for. Their stand on Federalism unmoved. Try to learn about Federalism in Canada, India, Switzerland, etc. The time will come for Southerners to realize about the benefits of Federalism.

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      look at you in the mirror, you fool

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      it’s just over 60years since Sri Lanka got independence from British rule.

      During those 60 years ; 30 years of armed civil war with Tamils about 5 years of armed civil war with Sinhal Youth JVP and the rest civil wars and riots with the Tamils and Muslims

      This is the legacy of DSS, SWRDB, Dudley, Sirima, JR, Premathasa, CBK, Runnil, MR all fooling Tamils and the Sinhala alike.

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        This is the reason I think if we were under Britains, I could have developed the country and nation better.. as it is the case in Hongkong and Maccau… At least few more decades after 48.

        Our people are just abusive ones who have done not much – being unable to tame the volks easily. For our people only social democracy could work.

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    “President Rajapaksa Tells The World To Mind Its Own Business”

    Was he drunk?

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    Well Said president , your speech at UN is not what the tamil diaspora asylam seekers expected , this may hurt them than they seen axe mark on their god praba

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      kris,

      Hay blockhead, didn’t you also listen to what Ban Ki Moon said in the next speech….eh!? Bloody MARA was slapped and ass-drilled by Ban in his speech! Stay tuned, better things are in the pipeline!

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      Kris the axe mark you saw was on the lookalike in span cloth, but the real VP died with the the white flag massacre. See VP’s body dressed in battle fatigue in the film where Isapriya’s body is shown on Ch.4.

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    ” in the guise of being guardians of human rights and security “

    The Anglo-Saxon world does like to pat itself on the back as the guardians of human rights, and have created, funded and let loose multiple ‘NGOs’ in order to propagandize that falsehood amongst the third worlders. Their actions across the world does NOT lend any credibility to the claim. Let us NOT be taken in.

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      ram

      “The Anglo-Saxon world does like to pat itself on the back as the guardians of human rights, and have created, funded and let loose multiple ‘NGOs’ in order to propagandize that falsehood amongst the third worlders.”

      Third world India too created Mukti Bahini and LTTE numerous other organisation, funded and let loose these armed men and women against other states including Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

      Premadasa president of Sri Lanka a third world country let loose LTTE against IPKF.

      This is not unique to Anglo-Saxons nor is to first world countries.

      Might is right, so believed third world little islanders of Sri Lanka.

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    Selvam,I know you are a bloody idiot.otherwise you never ever tell this type of thing to any one.Please go to some clinic and ask to check your brain.Your think how many countries in the world help to this bloody LTTE.
    yes ,of course it was more than 30 countries help for them (LTTE)to destroy our Country.But our Army(3 Forces) without help of any army of the developing world ,destroy world deadliest terrorist group and their leaders.Saved innocent young youths of Northern and Eastern part of our Sri Lanka.Come and See ,How happy them today.Do, you think these people wanted to killed Mahinda Rajapksha our President.Never ,Ever, No.No.No.After 30 years they cast their votes last week and selected their own people to rule this area.Please brush up your knowledge.Come back to your country live like king and not like slaves in the Western World.

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      ” without help of any army of “

      ROFL

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    Perhaps the person who wrote his speech also wrote Ban ki Moon’s delivered a few days ago on the NPC elections. The question is whether they meant or understood what they read out. Bensen

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    in the mirror everybody sees his or her true face?

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    Mahinda ‘reading it loud from the paper’?

    I thought not. But how the Dickens did he manage.
    Please give the devil its due.

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    Mr President of the UN session-

    Addresessed the great Mahinda as RAJAPASKE ! not once not twice but all times.
    The last he staggered and said Rajapasika.

    It would have been appropriate but missed saying – Rajapissa.

    Mahinda is right – west keep away we don’t need anything from you. He forgot to check his paper and missed saying – because we have the Chinese,Kenya,Belarus etc.

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    Much as he pretends he is outraged that other nations are “interfering” in his dictatorship by asking for accountability and responsibility, he has forgotten to thank those he now attacks, for all the support, logistical help, and most of all the aid that keeps coming from those countries, to fight terrorism that plagued this land, and that has helped rebuild this country. For without international help, Sri Lanka will be in dire straits. It is ironic that he and his wife made sure they posed for pictures with some of the leaders he now criticizes. This man is a hypocrite among other things.

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    He did what all the dictators do in his country and in the UN. He will continue to do so until he is stopped. Many Sri Lankans still think that he is the best President to rule this country. Please forgive them, until they realize the facts and how Rajapakayas are destroying the people and nation.

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      What President Rajapakse’s plan is to Isolate Sri Lanka from West who are always Pressing him on Minority and Human Rights issues.

      He wants to distance Sri Lanka from West and align it with China and other Dictatorship like governing countries.

      This will seal Rajapakse’s long term dynastic and dictatorial ambitions of Governing Sri Lanka in the long term ruling of the country.

      Rajapakse’s plan of isolating West will bring economic catastrophe to Sri Lanka

      Beware of the Wolf talking sheep.

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    Any speaker can tell anything in the general assembly and the purpose of having presentations is that. But the speaker should also be able to face the music that comes after that. UN forum is not a forum which can be controlled by military or paramilitary groups. Further Sri Lanka should understand clearly we are an export oriented country and our survival depends on the developed countries importing our products and services. We start attacking the Muslims then there is a strong possibility our workers form the Middle East will be kicked out killing the foreign currency we earn. EU has already deprived us of the GSP Plus tax concession and we have seen the negative impact of it, so many garment companies closed. Now with this speech if the west shuts down then we only have China. Yes the latest China-Sri Lanka free trade agreement is good. But did we pause and think for a minute, why would a Chinese buy a product from Sri Lanka where they can buy a better or similar quality product made in China by the Chinese? Chinese labor costs are the lowest today and above all the quality is excellent. If they buy their own products they also save on the ever increasing transportation costs. China did not grow its economy by selling to third world or developing countries, they grew by selling to developed countries. We should learn from it and not get bogged down by the Chinese ideas. The main reason why China signed the free trade agreement with Sri Lanka is to block Sri Lanka from selling to developed countries competing with the Chinese products. This is also a reason for all the aid China is giving us and thereby controlling the policies of the government. We are today a state of China. When we are worried about giving the ruling powers that is in the constitution of Sri Lanka to a provincial council, we are closing our eyes and at a terrific speed becoming a slave nation of China.

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    Lest we forget..Prabhakaran ensured that MR would come to power by expressly forbidding Northern Tamils from voting. What followed was a case of ‘thieves falling out’, there is no honour among thieves, both MR and Prabhakaran were just that.

    I must question though where all the BBS like groups were when the LTTE was running circles around all of us.

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    Yes….Yes…..Yes….

    “Atta hi attano natho”

    “Oneself is one’s own benefactor”

    Let these timeless words of wisdom guide the destiny of the world.

    May the Noble Triple Gem Bless you all.

    තෙරුවන් සරණයි

    TNA and Tamil Men selected the most qualified and and most experienced Professional ex. Chief Justice Mr. Wigneswaran as their Nothern State Chief Minister when Sri Lanka’s most qualified and in Sri Lanka history’s only woman Sinhala CJ Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake was fraudulently impeached and are now keeping under house arrest.

    What a Joker’s country this is. Talking Bullshit at UN about women’s rights while fraudulently suppressing both sexually, physically, mentally and Politically in Sri Lanka while exporting them to ME to bring in Foreign Exchange.

    Talking Parrot hijacking Lord Buddha at UN talking “Pissu Bana” at UN helps nobody.

    Sadu….Sadu…..SSSSSSAAAAAADDDDDUUUUUUUU

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      Today in the country, i have heard even criminals leaving to do their jobs after saying – BUDUSARNAI… That has become like just a saying to them.. no meaning at all. Even if Duminda, Mervin or other high crime doers being on their way heading to do most harm – but are used to say, … budu saranai…. :(

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        “..Today in the country, i have heard even criminals leaving to do their jobs after saying – BUDUSARNAI… That has become like just a saying to them.. no meaning at all. Even if Duminda, Mervin or other high crime doers being on their way heading to do most harm – but are used to say, … budu saranai…. :( …”!!!!

        Hah..hah….haaaaa….! Leelage[Edited out]!!!!

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    President Mahinda is the only head of state spoke Tamil in the UN. I always respect his achievements.

    TNA never supported the 13th Amendment but contested the PCs created under the 13th Amendment. Now CVW and Sambanthan declared they support FEDERALISM. If LTTE accepted it in 1987, we never had the losses of lives and properties.

    Dayan Jayatilake and other LEFT thinkers are best for the SL politics.

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    President at UN General Assembgly.

    “Atta hi attano natho”

    “Oneself is one’s own benefactor”

    Yes “Oneself is one’s own benefactor” …and saviour. why not….

    10%, 20% 40% 50% 100% Commission, “Paga” Bribery, “Allas” Theft,illegal contracts, illegal land sale, unqualified and unfit goons Governing the country, oppression and suppression of opponents,Selling the country to China for illegal commissions, Casino, smuggling, drugs, Kasippu, Brothel mafia, White vans, grease yakkas, family napotism, Mega cleaning of the CB and Treasury.

    Yes, appropriate to say….“Oneself is one’s own benefactor” suits Rajapakses well.

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      Mahela,

      Well said!

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    FOR ALL YOU YO YOs WHO HAVE ALZHEIMER SINCE 2009!!!! WHERE THE FUCK WHERE YOUR’LL FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS WHEN THIS COUNTRY WAS BEING FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET????
    I DON’T AGREE WITH WHAT THE RAJAPAKSES ARE DOING TODAY BUT, WHEN IT COMES TO THE WAR AND WHAT THIS COUNTRY HAD TO DO TO FINISH THE WAR …. JUST LIKE WHEN ONCE THE MIGHTY NATION OF USA SAID WHEN IT KILLED OVER 200000 PEOPLE WITHING JUST SECONDS AFTER THE A-BOMB. IT WAS CALLED COLLATERAL DAMAGE. WE LANKANS HAD TO DO WHAT WE HAD TO DO. BY HOOK OR CROOK CRUSH THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL. BUT EVEN AFTER THE WAR THERE IS A TENDENCY OF SUCH STUPID IDEOLOGICAL ASSHOLES GETTING RE-ARMED AND BRINING ON THE TERROR IN TO THE COUNTRY AGAIN. SO NORTH WILL HAVE A STRONG MILITARY JUST BECAUSE OF THE TOILET-NADU THAT IS THERE 30 KM OFF OF LANKA AND TRYING TO FUCK WITH US.
    LETS SAY THIS- IF THE LTTE OR EVEN BETTER A SINHALESE MILITANT GROUP RISES JUST LIKE WAY BACK IN THE 70S TO GET HOLD OF THE COUNTRY THE ARMY THAT WE HAVE NOW WILL DO WHAT EVER IT HAS TO CRUSH THEM ALL. AND ALSO DEPENDING ON THE AREAS THAT THEY ROSE THEY WILL STRENGTHEN THEIR PRESENCE JUST SO THAT THERE WONT BE ANY STUPID IDIOTIC RETARDS LIKE THE LTTE WILL EVER RISE. THERE ARE MORE TAMILS LIVING IN COLOMBO AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY SURROUNDED BY ARMY CAMPS I DON’T HEAR ANY OF THEM WORRYING ABOUT ANYTHING?????? SO WHY NOT JAFFNA THEN? ISN’T JAFFNA A PART OF THIS COUNTRY? LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL U FUCKED UP SHORT-TIME MEMORY LOSS LTTE SYMPATHIZES OUT THERE.. IF YOU FUCKERS RISE UP AGAIN, WE AS A COUNTRY WILL GO TO HELL AND BACK TO CRUSH THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL. WE AS LANKAN WON’T DO THE SAME MISTAKE WE DID 2O YEARS AGO. SO DEAL WITH IT. PPL LIVING IN JAFFNA ARE A PART OF SRI LANKA THEY ARE BORN IN SRI LANKA AND SRI LANKAN SECURITY ISSUES ARE FOR HER OWN SAFETY. THE GOV. SHOULD SETTLE MORE SINHALESE AND MUSLIMS FOLKS IN THE NORTH AND MAKE IT JUST LIKE IN COLOMBO WHERE ALL ETHNICE GROUPS LIVE IN TOGETHER. !!!!! AND END THIS FUCKING ELAAAM CRAP ONCE AND FOR ALL..

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      RAJA ATHA,

      Ratakajja, what fucking CAPITAL crap is this? You can capitalize, inflate, shake or summersault but it is the same old hackneyed stereotyped sell-the-war and live-by-war crap used to hoodwink the stupid racists! Who gives a hoot about this shitty war victory story now? It is 4 years old now! People are facing tremendous problems of Rajapaksha origin now. For example Colombo harbor is now owned by Chinese! And the Chinese prostitutes have replaced Lankan bitches now! And you stupid fucker comes along and sells this shitty war story to us! Are you fucking made or what?

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      First of all, go and learn the English language since you are killing the Queen. After you have improved your English, then I can give you a good reply.

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    Dear Readers,

    How is Mahinda Rajapakse a terrorist?! He stuck to his promises… He stated his promises before he was elected and we put our faith in him and elected him… He sticked to most of those promises according to the the ten year “Mahinda Chinthana”
    He boosted up srilanka’s GDP at an alarming rate, Decreased poverty from 15% to 6%, Eradicated the bloody terrorists, Made Harbours and Airports (which you say is for his benefit)They are capital investment… we take loans, and cover it up with the profit of the investment… and then its income for our children. Just a the use of srilankan land and effort, our own good.
    And yes anyone with power will use some of it for their own good! These people need something in return for all their efforts, and anyone with that power will use it, including you big mouthed dumb asses who seem to have no idea on basic psychology.

    Every country needs assistance from other countries.We just don’t bend down to the west like every other bloody country. Its like a monopoly for them! “Want our dollars?! Do a back flip and polish our shoes while your at it… Srilanka is fighting against that shit monopoly. Join hands.

    Srilankans just like any other group of humans will not be satisfied. Human wants are always growing and are definitely unattainable. He stuck to promises, at rate no other recent president has.

    This guy has to control a very whole country. A country full of very stubborn people, pretty pessimistic people. We cant blame the country for its inflation and small shit like that, we must manage, The whole world faces inflation, the whole world uses up the limited resources.

    Even though srilanka has a very high literacy rate the people are not practical enough. For example Srilanka has a VERY uneven distribution rate of Income. This is cause most of srilanka only rely on their monthly wages and salaries.

    For a country to grow we have to help it, Invest be a part of the growth, You grow we grow! Make the country grow! Wages, Salaries, Rent, Profits! Stop blaming everything on the president, He’s not a miracle maker, we should support him. In every possible way. As much as i know Comparatively with other people around, We’ve got one of the best people for the job.

    All you dimwits do is blame and whine, rich people here dont even give a shit about how the country moves, except for the income tax they have to pay, and the middle and lower incomed people should just shut their traps and use the efforts to rise higher.

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    Perhaps the Rajapasas family misunderstood Budha’s wods-

    ‘Oneself is ones own benefactor’.

    The family is just doing it the way they understood.Low IQ.

    What ever monies recieved by the country they will be the beneficiaries.Autmatically goes to
    Mahinda,Gota,Basil,Shrianti,Namal,Yositha etc etc.

    Then turning around – They will distribute part of the sqaundered money and bcome’benefacors’ to other poor people to get votes,kudu karayas and murderers.

    In ones life (theirs) they are the sqaundering beneficiaries and benefactors.
    Nothing we can do about this.He has given a hint to the western world.
    Give it to me and I will certainly be a benefactor of sorts.

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      President says…….

      ‘Oneself is ones own benefactor’

      May be dreaming for the next Tsunami Jack pot.

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    So much spent that could have benefited so many poor in the country for such little non-performance. Did he have to go all the way to the Big Apple to tell all these lies and get trapped for answers in the coming days. Of course, even 1/100th of this speech would not have made the pages of the global media that matters. Obviously, this is designed for local consumption. So be it.

    The UN was told MR and his clique overcame “the most ruthless terrorist organisation in the world’s history” But BKM, Mrs. Pillay and others in the UN are no fools. They know the man bribed and came to a deal with this “terrible terrorist” group (2006) to deny the people of the country a genuine verdict in the Presidential election that “he won”

    They also know this “distribution of the benefits of economic growth” in the country has gone only to the hands of the extended family, their preferred boot-lickers, their favourites in the Army” with the people consigned to multiplying misery.

    The IMF/World Bank will not think MR’s description of “ad-hoc policies of current international financial institutions” funny. It is them the Rajapakses regularly run and plead for oxygen to keep the badly-managed economy afload. It has been in the ICU for sometime now. Don’t blame them if they take off the lifeline for the unnecessary provocation.

    MR goes beyond his lines to be over-friendly to the Cubans. He cannot be faulted if he, with his known knowledge of world affairs, is unaware Cubans are kept in chains by Cubans themselves while the rest of the Carribbean and Latin America have moved forward. It is Raul Castro’s mafia regime that imposes “economics hardship and the denial of full access to opportunities” to the Cuban people. Why does not Rajapakse advise the Castro Brothers to allow Cubans the right of free travel. In 48 hours the Cuban population will be halved if this is done.

    The regime cannot take credit for “permitting democratic elections” in the NPC. It was done under extreme pressure from India and the international community after years of dilly-dallying by a regime fear of losing. Rajapakse kept Sri Lankans and the world on the “I will do, I won’t do” mode for months. Even the date of the election was played games with till the last moment.

    By all accounts the sliding credibility of the Rajapakses continues to
    plummet as they rule in their mendacious and venal ways with De Haag coming closer and closer.

    Punnakku

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      “Atta hi attano natho”

      “Oneself is one’s own benefactor”

      Let these timeless words of wisdom guide the destiny of the world.

      May the Noble Triple Gem Bless you all.

      තෙරුවන් සරණයි

      Most of the heads of states that represent at UN annual General assembly are mostly geared at looking to get more Businesses, Trade and Special concessions with other countries. Many heads of states spoke of their countries economic and trade progress at the UN.

      What is President Rajapakse spoke there. What was his priority in his speech. His speech was aimed at strengthening and holding his own power grip in Sri Lanka, and every head of state understood his message.

      Rajapakses are only concern of their own “Oneself is one’s own benefactor” theory and this is vet dangerous to our country and it’s future.

      Screwing the country while feeding on it is the norm of Blood sucking PARASITES and Rajapakses have mastered it well.

      Beware of the wolves preaching Bana at the UN.

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