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UN-UNP-TNA: The Penetrated State & The Northern “Government”

By Dayan Jayatilleka – 

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter Vll.”- UN Charter Chapter 1, Article 2

Did you think that as a unitary state, there is only one, single Government in Sri Lanka, though there are a number of Provincial Councils to which a measure of power has been devolved by that one single government? Well, not according to the United Nations and the current (unelected) Sri Lankan Government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe! Did you know that there is a “Northern Provincial Government” in Sri Lanka, and not merely a Northern Provincial Council and its administration/Cabinet? Did you know that the United Nations will be assisting that “Northern Provincial Government”? Have you ever heard of a Southern Provincial Government or a Wayamba or Western Provincial Government in Sri Lanka– and if not, why (only) a Northern Provincial Government?

When Varadarajaperumal’s administration placed an advertisement in the newspapers and signed as the North Eastern Provincial Government, a furious President President Premadasa and Minister Ranjan Wijeratne exclaimed that “there is only one government in Sri Lanka!” It is the self-perception of itself as a “Government” that led the NEPC to its threat of a UDI, and President Premadasa to dissolve it. What is worse today is that the UN refers to a “Northern Provincial Government” and the Government of Sri Lanka has gone along, not minding in the least!

If the United Nations refers to and assists a Northern Provincial “Government”, how long will it be before the latter regards itself as a proto state, and the former recognizes the latter as one?

The proof comes not from a source hostile to this government, these processes or to Sri Lanka but from an official statement by an affable friend of this country, UNDP Resident Representative Subinay Nandy, who says: “…Third, to provide technical support to the Northern Provincial Government to better plan and undertake development programs, generate revenue and reach out to communities, for consultation and feedback. This component is to be implemented by UNDP.”

Sri Lanka under ‘Yahapalanaya’ is a penetrated state.

The UN is now engaged in the deep and sensitive internal political processes of this country; processes which are not only deep but have the most wide ranging legal, constitutional, security and strategic implications. It is highly unlikely that President Sirisena is aware of this and it is almost certain that the Cabinet does not know or has not granted its assent. Certainly the parliament has neither been informed and still less has endorsed this dangerous new shift.

If the readers think that I am overdrawing the picture of UN involvement in Sri Lanka, let me merely quote from the UN Resident Representatives statement as authoritatively reproduced in the state’s flagship newspaper the Daily News:

“The UN is thus engaging comprehensively with the Government, by providing technical assistance and financial support to advance reconciliation and build sustainable peace. In particular, we are working with our counterparts – coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – and finalizing an initiative for support from the UN Peacebuilding Fund. The Peacebuilding Fund will support Sri Lanka, initially with $3 million, to establish and operationalize processes for building peace through reconciliation and accountability by addressing the critical core grievances of minorities in an inclusive and consultative manner. In particular, with the support of the Fund, the UN is looking at supporting the Government in four areas:

*First, technical support to establish an inclusive and credible domestic mechanism to address human rights violations and accountability and provide redress to victims and conflict affected groups, including families of the missing, in line with international standards. This component will be led by OHCHR.

*Second, to initiate inclusive, broad-based mechanisms for inter-ethnic trust building, reconciliation and social cohesion working with the recently established Office for National Unity and Reconciliation. This component will be implemented by UNDP with technical advice from the Reconciliation and Development Adviser based at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.

*Third, to provide technical support to the Northern Provincial Government to better plan and undertake development programs, generate revenue and reach out to communities, for consultation and feedback. This component is to be implemented by UNDP.

*And finally, to implement quick impact resettlement initiatives strategically targeting conflict affected and vulnerable internally displaced persons in the North and the East. This early implementation component will be done by UNHCR and UNICEF.

On this final point, support for resettlement of internally displaced persons, the UN will partner with the Ministry of Resettlement providing catalytic support to the return processes in Jaffna and Trincomalee, through a $1.2 million project.”

So the United Nations will play a role, through UN’s Peacebuilding Fund, which will initially allocate $3 million, “to establish and operationalize processes for building peace through reconciliation and accountability by addressing the critical core grievances of minorities in an inclusive and consultative manner.”

Furthermore, the so-called ‘domestic inquiry’ into accountability will be according to unspecified ‘international standards’ (decided by whom?) and have unspecified technical support from the UN, led by the OHCHR, i.e. the very Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, which is spearheading the international inquiry into Sri Lanka!

The UN is being drawn in to the search for a solution to the core problems of majority-minority relations on the island as well as the search for accountability and reconciliation.

This has deadly serious implications. If it can help it, no country allows the UN a role in such sensitive domestic processes. For instance India wouldn’t hear of any UN involvement in the Kashmir question.

UN involvement in domestic politico-legal processes in two exceptional sets of circumstances: the country concerned is a failed state or has been defeated in war and is put under de facto UN trusteeship or there has been a negotiated end to a civil war in which the UN has played a role or a UN role has been agreed upon as part of the peace settlement.

Sri Lanka fits neither of these categories.

If the UN gets involved in such domestic processes, especially in an ethno-lingual or ethno-regional context, it usually ends with one side using the UN as leverage to move towards independence or the West using the UN to do so. Kosovo is a case in point.

Our finest Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar famously quipped that the only role for the UN in Sri Lanka was to help in the eradication of Malaria by the spraying of DDT. As his parliamentary speech slicing and dicing Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Ceasefire Agreement (published in the Sunday Times) showed, the cornerstone of Kadirgamar’s foreign policy was a strenuous recommitment to national sovereignty. He was eliminated by an LTTE sniper ten years ago this August. Had he been buried rather than cremated he would have been rolling in his grave at the dangerously intrusive role that his successor and former cabinet colleague Mangala Samaraweera has arranged for the UN to play.

While we now know what to expect in terms of a UN role in Sri Lanka if Ranil Wickremesinghe is elected PM and Mangala Samaraweera and Chandrika Kumaratunga continue to hold crucial roles, we also know with no less clarity what we can expect from on the Northern and Eastern ethnic front. The TNA agenda has been laid bare in an interview given to the Daily Mirror, by Mr. Sumanthiran M.P. It has three points: (A) the immediate release of those he calls political prisoners, (B) the promulgation of a new Constitution to resolve the ethnic issue along the lines his party sees fit and (C) the recognition that genocide of some variety took place against Sri Lanka’s Tamils. Let Mr. Sumanthiran do the talking:

“The second issue of course is of the political prisoners. Some steps have been taken to release political prisoners but nobody has been released as yet. So we know that those steps have been taken. But we want to see the actual release taking place. The President recently said that there was no political prisoner and nobody would be called a political prisoner. That is unfortunate that he says that. The phrase political prisoner has a particular meaning. Those are the people who are involved in crimes perhaps, but not for their own benefit but to achieve political objectives. It is true that they are held under particular laws. All of these people are held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. And all of them were accused or suspected of having to have committed offences in achieving political objectives. So the President and the government must realise that they are political prisoners and the phrase has a meaning world over. Nelson Mandela was a political prisoner. If you had asked the white South African rulers, they would have said that there are no political prisoners. He was convicted under a section of that Act. But the world recognises that he was a political prisoner. So there are political prisoners and those are political related detentions. And the President also must use the right phrase and admit that there are political prisoners and release them now.”

Here Mr. Sumanthiran is engaging, as his party – and Tamil nationalism in general–usually does, in trickery and dishonesty. In his advocacy of the immediate release of hardcore Tigers, he shamelessly invokes the name of Nelson Mandela, who never consciously targeted or authorized the targeting of a single unarmed, innocent civilian in the liberation struggle—which incidentally was against a minority regime and for democratic majority rule (just the opposite of the LTTE’s struggle). By contrast the tigers engaged in the savage butchery of unarmed civilians; of innocents.

Mr. Sumanthiran cannot be unaware that Nelson Mandela was convicted by the courts of a regime internationally condemned as illegitimate; an apartheid regime of a white minority state, not a democratic State which represented the majority of its citizens as was and is the case in Sri Lanka.

Sumanthiran’s definition is characteristically deceitful. Even a Nazi fascist war criminal or a butcher of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge perpetrated his savagery, not for “their own benefit” but precisely for collective political purpose! That did not make them mere “political prisoners’ who should be released!

If there is anyone in a Sri Lankan jail, not because of an act of violence but because of his or her political views, then such a person is indubitably a political prisoner and should be released.

But if a person has been convicted by a duly constituted court of law, especially in an elected democracy, for lethally violent offenses, then they cannot be regarded as ‘political prisoners’ who should be immediately released!

Sri Lankan can, however, expect precisely such persons to be released back into society, if Ranil Wickremesinghe’s UNP wins the upcoming election.

That is not the only thing we can expect. Mr. Sumanthiran discloses that the UNP has promised a new constitution if elected; one that will finally resolve the ethnic issue.

“…But at the same time, there is a huge national issue that we are concerned about and that needs to be addressed. We agreed with this government that it need not be fully addressed until the general elections are over, but thereafter that issue must be given priority. The government has already spoken about the passage of 19th Amendment. The Prime Minister said it in Parliament, the Foreign Minister and Minister of Justice too had voiced that a new constitution would be enacted and the next Parliament should be converted in to a Constitutional Assembly. And the Foreign Minister specifically said in his speech that in that constitution the ethnic issue also would finally be resolved…”

Mr. Sumanthiran is disclosed at a ‘Managers meeting’ in Jaffna, a report of which appeared in the Thinakkural of May 18th, that there is already an agreement with the UNP, according to which a new Constitution which is non-unitary in character will be promulgated immediately after the election.

Finally, Mr. Sumanthiran seeks to legitimize and spin the term “genocide” and seeks recognition for its use. He says:

“The genocide issue is a political slogan. What I said that about NPC resolution was that it was an expression of the people. It doesn’t mean the crime of genocide is proved for the international crime of genocide. There must be a tribunal and there must be various ingredients of that offence that have to be proved. Now I don’t think that is what the NPC had said. The NPC says that from  1947 these things had happened and these all are intended to diminish the Tamil people’s states and Tamil people’s lives in this country either by driving them out of the country, killing a group of people, a periodic violence against the Tamil and so on, and they called it genocide. That may not fit with the international crime of genocide, it isn’t. In fact at the end of the resolution says the international community has not accepted this kind of events as genocide. Now you must recognize that this is also as genocide. So it must be seen in total context of people saying that the Tamil people were suffering for 60 years of protracted violence. And they are saying that is genocide.”

Given all these public disclosures, it seems to me that the single most important thing about the upcoming parliamentary election is the chance it provides to unplug the insidious project of the Ranil-Chandrika-Mangala troika and flush out the trio, thereby halting the enormous long term damage they are doing to the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka; to its future as a strong, independent, united nation.

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    By reading all comments DJs posts & articles full of critics, true his anti minority stance is ruining his reputation even I was his admirer not anymore he wishes his roguish boss Mahinda to re-emerge as a savior to Singhala Buddhist.

    Dayan very purpose of Provincial council is for northerner not for South its because no Govt was willing to re conciliate with Tamils, the UN or western nations poking their nose because Tamil lobby is 2nd only to Jewish lobby in the world ,Kashmiris dont have a lobby abroad, its because the Singhalese arrogant stance unwilling to compromise has led to this situation.
    No matter how much you bark the caravan will go on.

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      I am going to recap update information of the day:

      Key motto of Next general election will be either to vote for Pro Criminals or Anti criminals.

      a) MR is the leader for the Pro Criminal fractions (for this factions- DJ, Modapala, Burwanse, Wasidewa et al are supporting)

      b) RW/MY3/TNA/JVP/JHU are all against criminals getting elected by any means (All the social forces – that respect GOOD GOVERNANCE will back these gentlemen)

      This message will have to be promoted by all right thinking respect loving srilankens

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      The day, we will be able to see DJ – Dr. [Edited out]- with JOCKY DOWN are nearing.

      More he bring so called analyses, he will loose all the remaining respected if had sofar among the ones known to him. I heard from his family circles, they are all against him. I am not sure, his second wife would agree with him today. THis man s future is scattered. Sad – if he could see it right, with the experience he collected, could learn new Diplomats a lot. ANyways, the creature is reached no go levels – reasons should be either pathological or psychological

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      It seems DJ has nothing better to do so than bringing the kind of SO CALLED analysis of his sort. Why not the bugger can use his knowledge to the benefit of the masses ?
      Why cant his family kith an kin make him understand the need ?
      This man is fallen to the levels as nobody of us could predict it before. What made him becoming that low levels to go and attack personalities ? Who would ever keep the faith on the man ?Hatred, Malice, Jealousy, arrogance, stupidity, biaseness are what I can always read in his speechs/analyses. If SB, Mervin Kelaniya or any other low lives did the job, we could consider them not having enough education to do so – but so called Mr Proclaimed to fall to the levels – is really pathetic.

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    This lunatic DJ bugger does not know that Provincial Council and Provincial Government in effect mean the same thing and that Provincial Government better describes the intended purpose and function of the subject matter.

    I wonder what will happen to the fate and security of the island called Sri Lanka should something happens to the sorry life of DJ! Are we going to perish and succumb to all the aliens, enemies and forces around that are there to grab and swallows us lurking and stalking behind us all the time?

    Get lost stupid bugger!

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      Dayan’s views are as low leves as those of Kelaniya Mervin.

      So no longer people consider them as came from so called analyst.

      How many more days this bugger would go on supporting is a the question of the day. Either he is fully sick or totally malicious for personal hatreds against RW. Jealousy and malice are not curable if good psychologist would fail to rehabilitate the bugger DJ

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        Sapun J.

        You forgot that Dr. Dayan Silva and Dr. Mervin Silva are from the same school of thought! Dayan is keeping CT readers entertained.

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    Dayan,
    Please see below your cabinet.
    Mahinda (Actor _ Head of Anti-Buddha, Anti-srilanka, Anti-Humanity),
    Basil(Head of Corruption, 15% Commssion),
    Gota (Head of White Van , Chairman of BBS, Head of Horror & Murder, Head of Illegal passport),
    Karuna (Acting Head of Murder, abduction & ransom, rape), Douglus ( Acting Head of Corruption, Abduction, Murder, supply of women to Mahinda Family),
    Vasu (Filth vocabulary Advisor,Racism, Child abuser)
    Weerawanse (Head of Illegal identity card, Head of Hooligans arrangements),
    Dr. Dayan Jeyatilake (Senior advisor to Lord Mahinda & his Family, speciality:Racism,Anti-Buddhism,Anti Humanity, Dictatorship, Law of Jungle, Grease Yakka Advisor,Same sex Broker, Astrolger organiser).

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    Dayan is a racist who is proud to be called ‘Racist’ without shame. This convert always play the patriotic card to cover his and his old master MR & Co’s corruption track.

    The bad picture he is painting about the present govt is the propaganda for ‘Bring back Mahinda’. He never uttered a word about the MR govt atrocities of ‘white van’ abduction, MIG corruption, etc etc.

    Sri Lankans have more than average IQs to understand this guy’s ulterior motives.

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    Originally, only the elite English educated (non-Sinhala speaking), High Class (not only by wealth but also by birth – uda ratta, Walauwa etc. ), single or double converts (from Buddhism to Christianity during British rule and back to Buddhism after the independence) and whose forefathers were holding high positions (Maha Mudaliyar, Mudaliyar etc. ) in the govt. under the colonial rule were the ones used this “Sinhala cum Buddhist patriotic” flavour marketing secret after the independence from Great Britain. Notably, Don Stephen Senanayake, Sir John Lionel Kotelawala, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, Dudley (Shelton) Senanayake and Junius Richard Jayewardene were all used this ‘Buddhist cum Sinhala patriotic flavour’ marketing technique to a great extent to fool the South masses (customers) and sold their food (for thoughts) products very successfully to achieve their personal ambitions. I should mention here that Dudley Senanayake was an exceptional PM (gentleman & decent politician) who resisted the shortcut ‘patriotic flavour marketing’ politics.
    As Solomon knew he will never get to the top in UNP and & Co., Solomon WRD Banda left the UNP & Co and founded the SLFP & Co. in 1951. Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, the Oxford University educated elite, was the pioneer to sell the food product by using this “Sinhala cum Buddhist patriotic flavour” marketing technique that appealed to South taste’ by introducing the “Sinhala Only Act” and became the champion of the South and a successful PM. You all can see from their names and backgrounds, Who? sold What? and Where? and How? and Why?. All of the above mentioned leaders became PMs (achieved their ultimate aim – name and fame, power and wealth) and ruled the country for some time. Now you can guess what DJ (a covert) is doing, and why? and How?

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    As much as there is Article 2 (7) in the UN Charter which the man cites, there is also Article 55 which I cut and paste for the edification of all idiots.

    Article 55

    “With a view to the creation of conditions of stability and well-being which are necessary for peaceful and friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, the United Nations shall promote:

    higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development;
    solutions of international economic, social, health, and related problems; and international cultural and educational cooperation; and
    universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.”

    It is now well known that the great progress in the UN is that it has competence to pronounce on human rights violations like the ones which have taken place in Sri Lanka against Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims under the Rajapakse regime and before.

    Such competence is necessary in Sri Lanka to restore the rule of law which Rajapakse did all he can to dismantle. With war crimes, white vans, dismantling the judiciary, killing of journalists, spiriting away the money of the people, permitting the lechery of relatives etc., etc. Rajapakse and his fawning henchmen did all they could to ruin the rule of law in Sri Lanka.

    It is good that the UN intervenes to restore sanity in the country. The acts of successive governments have led to the emergence, as Colvin R de Silva pointed out, of two nations. There are three now with the Muslims, as a result of Gothapaiya and his BBS. So why not three governments for the three nations? If that is what it takes to restore peace in the country, it must be so. Enough of this ethnic chauvinism. Let the people have some rest from this bloodthirsty group of utter idiots who sojourn in foreign lands bending bananas and feed the poor with narrow nationalisms and jobs in the army.

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    Dayan once in a while prove he is learned man with leaking knowledge leading the way forward for srilanka to be strong independent united nation. If you put your heart to that united nation of Social Democratic Republic of Srilanka you will see United Nation is on your side only trying to help your cause. You can be part of it with integrity and intelligence to lead a honest humanity with love and kindness to be an exemplary to UN further endeavours. Regards,

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    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      CT..were is the Freedom of speech. .freedom of expression. .

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    Dayan’s observation is very good.

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    The headline of the Sunday Observer declares “Mangala to meet GTF Reps in UK” and Rasika Jayakody goes onto report that:

    “Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera will meet representatives of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) for a special meeting in London tomorrow. This is the first formal meeting between a high-profile representative of the Sri Lankan Government and a leading Tamil Diaspora activist organization …The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), established in 2009 by a number of Tamil groups, is the largest Tamil diaspora organisation with members drawn from across five continents. Rev. Dr. S.J. Emmanuel is the current President of the GTF…” (Sunday Observer June 7, 2015)

    Even more shockingly the Sunday Times discloses that TNA MP, MA Sumanthiran and Norway’s Erik Solheim were also present!

    “Minister Samaraweera was in London this week and held talks with Tamil diaspora groups, including the Global Tamil Forum…TNA Parliamentarian M. Sumanthiran and other Tamil diaspora groups are reported to have participated. Erik Solheim, a former Norwegian Government negotiator in the Sri Lankan peace process, and a representative of the South African Government were also present.” (http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150607/news/alleged-war-crimes-domestic-probe-after-talks-with-all-152105.html)

    What is Mangala Samaraweera doing, and do the Parliament, the Cabinet and the President know and approve?

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      Dayan,

      What is wrong with meeting GTF? Reconciliation is a process of discussions, not White van abduction and murders as advised by people. It is not about selling Srilanka to China? It is Mahinda who made false promise to go beyond 13+ to International community but Mahnala is save Srilanka?

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        GTF is a terrorist funder and not a polity in SL politics. There is TNA to talk with for the government.

        Actually GTF guys should face trials in SL for funding LTTE

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          Actually Mahinda should have jailed for life for bribing LTTE and funding JVP terrorism. Should be hanged for killing thousands of Sinhalese military in 1989 and 40,000 civilians in 2009.

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            All the ltte funders in europe and their white supporters should be publicly hanged in SL against terrorism in SL including you..

            If MR gave money to LTTE that means MR had royally deceived and [Edited out] the LTTE hard…we are happy abt it….

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              Sach the racist, let us first hang the LTTE bastards working for MR. Then we can catch the other buggers.

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          sach,

          So are the war criminals Rajapakshas who are responsible also for bombing hospitals and no-fire zones! Actually they should face trials in Hague for committing war crimes!

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            No, because terrorists hid inside people and hospitals….

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          sach

          What do you think we should do

          When a presidential candidate pays a terrorist group?

          Where did he find the colossal amount, from drug trade, protection racket, from another country, …. money laundering mean anything to you.

          Is it a criminal offence to rig an election?

          Are you still sitting on your brain? Maybe a brain surgeon could help you.

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            If a presidential candidate had paid for terrorists and killed them all that simply means he has deceived the terrorists and royally fuked them up

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              sach,

              What the fuck are you talking? As you say when the terrorists hide inside the hospital you advocate blasting the whole thing into pieces together with the patients in it! Now when the Sinhalese terrorist Mahinda Rajapaksha bribes the Northern Terrorist Pirabaharan and hides himself inside Tiger’s loin cloth will you not recommend blasting the Mara fucker into pieces applying your own former logic?

              Applying your same buffalo theory, why the fuck did MARA bribe the Tiger because as you say MARA could “fuck them up” after bribing meaning what fucking difference does it make between fucking up the Tiger after bring and fucking up the Tiger without bribing at all? Do you get my fucking point?

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              sach – still sitting on your brain

              Of course MR deceived the terrorists,

              However he not only deceived terrorists but also the stupid people.

              Where did he get the money to deceive VP?

              From Kappang, Tsunami day light robbery, Kudu money, earnings from smuggling, 10%, 20%, 30% payment on advance for services provided later, ………..

              Was the money taxed?

              Money laundering?

              Stolen from ministries?

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      Dayan is infected by Billa philosopy introduced by Rajapakshe and Buruwanse.

      As Ajith raises it – what is wrong with meeting up with GTF ?

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      Avamanagala takes great pride in consorting with the enemies of the State, ‘friends’ he’d made while learning flower arranging in London.

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    This is how Tamilnut sees di-ass-pora groups

    ” Edifying Tamil leadership to face South Africa succeeding Norway in deception

    The UK-based British Tamil Forum (BTF) and the so-called Global Tamil Forum (GTF), which are locked in a sectarian conflict with each other, have dragged almost all the Eezham Tamil diaspora outfits from the USA, Canada, Australia and several European countries into a two-pronged South Africa based discourse which the new Sri Lankan regime wants to exploit to its advantage to counter the internationalisation of the national question of Eezham Tamils, informed Tamil diaspora activists told TamilNet supplying documentary evidences of the interactions that have taken place in May and June 2015. It is historic duty of the Tamil diaspora to produce an appropriate leadership to advance the Tamil cause without diluting the fundamentals and falling prey to the ultimate culprits, the activists told TamilNet.

    The Tamil diaspora groups are easily trapped into deceptive engagements as they were fooled into the Geneva discourse that systematically deviated from the demand of international investigations into the genocide.

    The people should be prepared to create a new wave of capable activists to advance the democratic aspirations of the Eezham Tamil nation.

    The people should be aware of the real intentions of the ultimate culprits and should not be easily misguided by the deviators of BTF, GTF, ICET, TGTE, US-TPAC, CTC, ATC & co.”

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    Dayan,

    “What is Mangala Samaraweera doing, and do the Parliament, the Cabinet and the President know and approve?”

    You very well know that MR & Co including you gave (false) promise to International community (UN Banki Moon), India, Japan and many others to solve the “Tamils Problem” once the LTTE is eliminated from north and east. But even after eliminating the Tigers, MR held on to dead tiger’s tail and cried wolf from 2009 May until the end of his term. MR & co cheated everybody and did not want to solve the Tamils/country’s problems. The people of Sri Lanka gave the verdict for MR’s actions on Jan 8 election.

    People wanted to live peacefully for ever and give the Tamils their basic rights by electing Mathiripala Sirisena. Although all west nations banned LTTE, they never wanted to ban GTF and other similar forums as they are peaceful and democratic organisations but fighting for the Tamils right. Unlike Sri Lanka (until 8th of January 2015), the freedom of speech and expression is well respected by law in all western countries. They all are well functioning democracies with respect for rule of law and independent judiciary and does not have the family & cronies (white van abduction) rule like Sri Lanka.

    Do you know that a Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka need not get permission from parliament or cabinet to meet anybody including GTF, which is a democratic and peaceful organisation to find a lasting solution for the problems the country is facing? Of course he will update the cabinet and the parliament about the meeting at the earliest opportunity.

    You are clearly still holding to the dead tiger’s tail and crying wolf (rather kotti). You think this is the only way your master MR can come to power again. It is simply the old trick of “Divide and rule”.

    People will teach you and MR & Co another lesson in the forthcoming election. You and MR & Co do not want peace and prosperity for the country. Simply you are fishing in the troubled waters.

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      “GTF, which is a democratic and peaceful organisation to find a lasting solution for the problems the country is facing?”

      Good to know. Sri Lanka has a lot of problems including foreing interference. Maybe they can help?

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    UN is US. In other words what everybody is made to believe as the UN is in fact US wielding power behind it, dictating terms to the rest of the world. Remember Iraq, and more recently Libya? All the other countries are like reeds in the marsh, except Russia and China who wake up to veto when it is hotting up to hurt them. US sees SL as a strategic port in the Indian ocean. It tried several times before to put down roots here to acquire a base. Fortunately, the SLFP governments thwarted those attempts. So now they have found a cause(‘Tamil problem’) and the ideal government put in place by the CIA/M15/RAW, it is time for them to take a hold. Tamils don’t care. They are dreaming of pie in the sky. So the rest of the country beware !!!

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      mel

      “It tried several times before to put down roots here to acquire a base. the SLFP governments thwarted those attempts.”

      Seriously, when US tried to put down roots in this island it was Hindians who used “Tamil Problem” to keep them out of these shores. In the past MR brought US forces to these several times. If US wants to put down roots here you should blame MR and ask Hindians to deal with the imminent threat.

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      Mel,

      Who are you trying to scare? The rest of the country? Hahaha!
      This trick used to work some time back. You scare the “rest of the country” and while they remain scared you rob and loot them?

      So UN is the Wolf?

      Isn’t this what the ex-president and his family did?

      Anyway nice try.

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    Keep going Dayan as the election is not over yet and your dream of becoming the ambassador to Zimbawe, may become a reality. In the
    meantime, keep filling the valuable space in CT and the hacking you
    get by way of comments, you should compile it into a book captioned
    “Poor journalism” and try and market it.

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    Dayan! Welcome back.

    It is sad fact that someone who is of the view that we should be
    ‘halting the enormous long term damage they are doing to the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka; to its future as a strong, independent, united nation.’ etc

    is called all sorts of names.

    Undoubtedly you are very concerned about the situation. However maybe you concern is misplaced, but in case you are right, it will be too late to reverse the situation. Is it already too late?

    Oh by the way, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon wants the 20th amendement implemented.

    “United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in a telephone conversation with President Maithripala Sirisena, said he looked forward to the enactment of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. ” -Daily Mirror

    Better do it then.

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    what he advocates is the return of robber barons, death squads. Of course going for a new constitution is a non-stater, it will mean more turmoil.

    It is nearly 20 years after devolution. we dont have an institution on devolutionary studies.

    See what happened to carlo. same is true of DJ.

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    “The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) continued their informal dialogue over the last two days in London with various stakeholders to enhance confidence building measures between all communities within and outside Sri Lanka.” say TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran and GTF spokesperson Suren Surendiran. Issuing a joint statement today they said; “The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Mangala Samaraweera was also present.”

    So, does Mangala belong to the TNA or the GTF?

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      Dayan,

      Take a sedative. Get rest and tomorrow you can figure out where the Hon. Foreign minister belongs to.

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      Of course he is the Gofer for both..

      If not sure just check with [Edited out]….

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      Dear Dayan

      “confidence building measures”

      “between all communities within and outside Sri Lanka.”

      Is your confidence being built up? I think they need to speak to you first to build up your ‘confidence’.

      Confidence in what, though, is not stated. Confidence in the Prime Minister, presumably since there was some acitivity in that area recently.

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    DJ forgets that he was close to becoming a political prisoner. He escaped for some reason. The armed conflict is over. cant we look sympathetically to those prisoners , tortured and languishing in jail. Take the case of sheperd from batticaloa.

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    Having read through DJ’s (might I respectfully call him that for short) article, I can find nothing in it that is racist, ‘anti minority’, “Hatred, Malice, Jealousy, arrogance, stupidity, biaseness ” Jealousy? of whom?

    First, he writes of the Nothern Government. After all the UN has made mistakes before, maybe they are unaware of the exact political setup here?

    Then he says

    “The UN is now engaged in the deep and sensitive internal political processes of this country”

    and

    “If the UN gets involved in such domestic processes, especially in an ethno-lingual or ethno-regional context, it usually ends with one side using the UN as leverage to move towards independence or the West using the UN to do so. Kosovo is a case in point.”

    Then he makes some negative remarks about “Mr. Sumanthiran is engaging, as his party ..” After all he is commenting on a specific statement, not on the any group at all. He is entitled to do that.

    He also thoughfully mentions former Minister Basil :

    “If there is anyone in a Sri Lankan jail, not because of an act of violence but because of his or her political views, then such a person is indubitably a political prisoner and should be released.”

    The only somewhat disparaging remark (not Jealousy, I think) is to refer to the ” Ranil-Chandrika-Mangala troika ” , since these persons were leaders of this country or high officials at one time, I think they deserve to be treated with respect, always, as is DJ.

    More astute readers are either reading between the lines, or, not content with reading his erudite schorlaship, are mind – reading, getting into Dayan’s mind , (no matter how distasteful that must be) and telling it like it is. My only hope is that being inside Dayan’s mind has not polluted their own.

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    Dayan,

    I can tell you without deception, Tamil strategy relies only on building national identity using the provincial government as a vehicle. So this is just inevitable and can not be stopped at the moment. Also it is bloodless.

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    Dayan’s article is with facts and quotations from respective charters of UNO and other organizations and the constitution of Sri Lanka. However, the people who criticized it are without any substance or any valid arguments and just mailiciously put across.

    There is only one government in Sri Lanka and it is Sri Lanka Government. When UN OR ANYBODY Refers as Northern Government it is wrong and people must have the intellect and wisdom to understand and accept it.

    Tamil political parties are started as racist parties as per the history and they are racist and therefore it is the biggest obstacle for reconciliation after destrcution for 30 long years.

    They shall have the intellect and the wisdom to understand and recognize that there are no special problems to tamil people in Sri Lanka to ask for separate state whereas the problems of Tamil people are as same as problems of any other ethnic group including Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.

    If somebody can put down reasons for tamil people to ask for separate state or even Self-determination, I would be really grateful.

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