23 October, 2020

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Undiplomatic Diplomats In Colombo

By Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

A new trend seems to be emerging in the public statements and behavior of some foreign diplomats accredited to Sri Lanka. Such talk and behavior would have been unthinkable in the past. A onetime British High Commissioner in Colombo in late 1980s was almost declared Persona no grata due to some unacceptable remarks made by him. The only exception was during the tenure of onetime Indian High Commissioner JN Dixit during the turbulent days of 1985 to 1989. He was referred to as ‘Viceroy’ by some locals and local media.

The current Indian High Commissioner has been periodically commenting on matters not involving Indo – Sri Lanka relations. Whereas he cannot be found fault for promoting Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) which is part of his duties, he was totally out of order when he publicly criticized the Joint Opposition and other opponents of ETCA. He further stated, “I do not think we should let naysayers take all the public space on this issue without anyone else trying to put the facts”. It is not the remit of a foreign envoy to criticize Opposition groups, especially those in Parliament, in the country of his accreditation. He recently stated, former External Affairs Minister Prof. GL Peiris should not have taken to politics but should have remained an academic. As I predicted in these columns on March 31, 2016 he has been well rewarded by his government. He is due to proceed to London as India’s next High Commissioner to the Court of St.James.

As of late, the current US Ambassador has begun stuttering around Colombo, Jaffna and Trincomalee lecturing all and sundry on issues such as human rights, reconciliation, the need to abide by the Geneva Resolution which he never tires of reminding was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka etc. The Ambassador recently commented the “dark chapter of Sri Lanka’s decades old war could not be closed by its government walking alone”. In other words, it is the US contention it must hold hands and walk with Sri Lanka to ensure closure is as per US format for countries in which it has had no direct involvement (a totally different format is applicable for countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan in which US has / had direct involvement). He was the first to congratulate Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, immediately after the passage of the Office of Missing Persons Bill in Parliament, a totally unwarranted public display of arrogance and one-upmanship.

The latest would appear to be the outgoing European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives. He has stated, unless what happened recently during the last stages of the war between the military under the watch of previous Rajapaksa government and the LTTE was investigated independently and credibly, it would continue to haunt the country. One does wonder of the bias for investigating the ‘last stages of the war’ rather than from the beginning of the conflict. He has further stated, “history tells us that such issues do not go away, but rather return in some form or other later. The allegation of war crimes against both sides need to be tested against the truth”.

Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Optional Protocols state; ‘Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State’.

Such acts as publicly challenging and criticizing opponents of a proposed agreement, the public display of support for controversial local issues etc. does not fall within the ambit of ambassadorial duties. There is a tendency among the local polity to view with extreme suspicion, anything and everything with an Indian, US or Western European involvement. Such public utterances, besides being arrogant and undiplomatic also makes the task of the Sri Lankan government in winning the support of locals on contentious issues, doubly difficult.

It is relevant to question if any Sri Lankan Ambassador accredited to Delhi, Washington or any of the EU member state capitals making similar statements would be tolerated. Sri Lanka’s onetime High Commissioner to India was thrice summoned to the Indian External Affairs Ministry and upbraided for some remarks made in public even though they were not as half as undiplomatic as those of his counterpart in Colombo. One would also wonder of the outcome if our Ambassador in Washington was to make a public statement of the need to investigate civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan due to US drone strikes.

The main reason for this state of affairs is the appeasement at any cost policy followed by GoSL and the Foreign Ministry since January 2015. It remains silent in a docile and servile manner despite the undiplomatic remarks and unacceptable behaviour by some Colombo based diplomats. A few months ago, the Foreign Ministry lost no time in summoning the Acting British High Commissioner for the ridiculous reason of demanding an explanation for the rejection of visa applications by a group of friends accompanying President Sirisena’s offspring. The friends, not being holders of diplomatic or official passports, the British government is not obliged to provide any explanation for the rejection of their visa applications. On the other hand, the Foreign Ministry does not see it fit to seek explanation from foreign envoys for their acts and remarks which brazenly violate globally accepted diplomatic practices.

Our Foreign Office could learn a lesson from a recent development in Iraq. Despite its virtually destroyed economy and dependency on foreign aid, Iraq requested Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador in Baghdad for what it called ‘stoking sectarianism’.

Countries such as Sri Lanka undoubtedly cannot behave as super powers or even regional powers. That said, it should not allow nations and its envoys in Colombo to exceed boundaries of accepted diplomatic protocols which require countries to treat each other with mutual respect.

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    “A few months ago, the Foreign Ministry lost no time in summoning the Acting British High Commissioner for the ridiculous reason of demanding an explanation for the rejection of visa applications by a group of friends accompanying President Sirisena’s offspring.”

    If this incident is true, it shows that there are ***king idiots in the Foreign Ministry.

    It looks like Sirisena’s offspring is trying to beat Rajapakse offspring. He may have forgotten the fact that his father came to power to establish ‘Yahapalanaya’. I am not surprised because father also has a short memory.

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    “Undiplomatic Diplomats In Colombo”

    Unemployed and unemployable, living in Colombo, praying for the return of former employer who sacked him and told Al Jazeera that this particular diplomat worked for NGO. It was the final insult, not for the war monger. ..

    Sorry, I am miles away.

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      You are perfectly right- independance was a mistake and ambassadors were misfits who travelled across with russia and china in mind then found fault with the American/English way of doing things while living off the western AID grants etc.
      This is the sinhala buddhist method- suddha te gahmu silvas.

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    may be dpl. from powerful countries it is perfectly diplomatic to interfere in internal matters as it serves their national interest to promote the ambition of superpower.
    -dayal

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      you are working class former colony boy??
      that is why they call it deepan pukka lokkate.

      diplomacy is cultivated from childhood – saying the nastiest things in the most pleasant way but not by lying or in denial like lankan diplomats have being doing from the day of closure of suez cannel by pan_arab terrorist Nasser admired by SriMao.

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    Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. .they still think we are one of their colonies! And Mangala thinks that it’s all good!! Bloody idiot!

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    A very good comment, Rajiva.
    One remembers how I was questioned by the Swiss President in 1984 when I went to present Credentials over my meeting the the only Opposition member in the Swiss Bundes (Parliament)and nearly 100 Swiss media outlets also came down heavily on me the following day.(The Sun newspaper carried the news here). The Swiss President even threatened to declare me persona non grata. My reply was that I thought that I had arrived in the country with most democratic institutions in the world and I had to revise that opinion.That silenced the objection. The Swiss leader of the opposition later called on President JRJayewardene.I had nothing to do with that.
    The incident shd show how other countries react. A senior French Diplomat remarking on that event, told me “Oh! Forget that small village!

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      So you lied. What’s the Big Deal? Swiss listen to American under treaty.
      In practice Beggars can never be choosers.
      Try telling off the Brits like you do with immigrant nation canada or australia.
      Especially Boris would let you colony boys back under the rock with you begging bowl all over the space.- F word for sure.

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      Bandu

      “A senior French Diplomat remarking on that event, told me “Oh! Forget that small village!”

      If Switzerland was a village for French, tell us what was their perception of this little island? …. a tree house.

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      Bandu did you hear the interview then Ambassador Nonis a billionaire in his own right had with BBC’s future hard talk woman. North Indian (pakistani doctors daughter in the UK from 60’s)
      Nonis lost his 2500 year feathers.
      She correctly uses the word ethnic not racial like most idiot comments.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs12I6am9kA

      Both of you (rajiva and Bandu) southern bigots are playing the age old poor fiddlers game socialist/communists like stalin/mao to milk the people of the world.

      Bob Rae return blow: Canada gave you the final diplomatic blow at the UNHCR voting using 2 other hindu nations and cambridge club to oust the SL oxford bogey.- keep enjoying monkey moon visit.

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    The country is run by Eunuchs and political rejects. What you can expect from them. Listen to the President, the Head of State, he can only lament about Rajapaksa to the country at each and every speech. This guy was supposed to stear the country. This works well for the LTTE diaspora. Sambanthan has already told Ban Moon he will make North East ungovernable. Wasn’t Sambanthan human face of LTTE shouldn’t he be prosecuted for aiding and abating a terrorist organisation.

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      Of course in the on coming’ accountability’ process along with Sampandan who promoted LTTE worldwide as the sole representatives of Tamils, the 12,000 terrorists released by Rajapaksha should be rearrested.

      Can any Tamil terrorist donkey here give us some reasons as to why it should not be so?

      Soma

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        He He He
        Just before 2009 May Sinhalase hide under the bed hugging their wives when they heard the name of LTTE and cardboard Sinhala army wet their pants.So who are donkeys?
        Can any Sinhalese has the gut to slap Karuna who is roaming on Colombo streets freely ‘?
        Cowards hiding in London are vomiting here
        What is the connection of comments of Diplomatic comments and released prisoners after giving virus injection ?Modayas even can’t see logic
        Cheers

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        somaaass

        “Of course in the on coming’ accountability’ process along with Sampandan who promoted LTTE worldwide as the sole representatives of Tamils, the 12,000 terrorists released by Rajapaksha should be rearrested.”

        Good idea, start with Karuna, KP, …. all those Pottu Amman’s employees who now work for military intelligence, Wimal Weerawansa the son of Weerasangilige Podineris, Somawansa, Dayan Jayatilleka who worked with EPRLF, ……. 20,000 members of JVP released few month after 1971 who were responsible for killing more than 50 members of armed forces or policemen, and injuring another 320, Rohana who was sentenced to 20 year imprisonment, but released in 1977, those who killed and maimed civilians as well as members of armed forces between 1987 and 1990 were released (within three years.) and where are they?

        If you really worry about the security situation, given that about 12,000 rehabilitated LTTE members are out there and scheming to take over the country, you should have q quiet word with the president, and heads of security forces.

        I see more threat coming from Sinhala/Buddhists nutters/bigots like you than JVP or LTTE.

        Fear sells arms. Are you one of the merchants of death?

        By the way could you help me to obtain the details of 12,000 LTTE members whom you are using to rake up fear and sell arms.

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          I am not worried about the security situation, I am talking about ‘accountability’. How can you hold anyone else accountable while leaving out Sampanthan and these 12,000 hard core terrorists?

          Soma

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            Stop barking from London..leave your cleaning job and come and join with SL cardboard Sinhala security forces and show your bravery .
            Full stop

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            somaasss

            ” How can you hold anyone else accountable while leaving out Sampanthan and these 12,000 hard core terrorists? “

            It’s not a bad idea.

            Take Sam, Sam’s mother in law, Wiggy, Wiggy’s grandchildren, …. all the way to ICC and charge them for whatever crime you think they have had committed in the past, crimes being committed at present and future crimes you think they might commit.

            What are you waiting for?

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      Patriot

      “The country is run by Eunuchs and political rejects.”

      Be careful, Admiral Cheng-Ho’s presence is still felt in Kotte and port city area. He might be hovering above your head.

      As for political rejects, true half of them are in the cabinet, rest of them are ministers have nothing better to do, most of them are awaiting police to knock their doors, some of them are still looking for right path, ……. and you are really pathetic.

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    “They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State’.”
    It is a laughing stock to say that it is an internal affairs. War crimes investigations are not an internal affair. It is an international affair. This is a simple fact which is understood by even a five year old child.

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      Ajith,

      I agree, war crimes should be an international affair. When Nazis massacred Jews, there was a war crimes tribunal. Nazi leaders who were responsible for massacring Jews were tried and punished. Some of them were hanged and some of them got jail sentences. Allied forces bombed Germany and killed thousands of civilians in order to defeat Nazis. None of the persons in the Allied forces who played a role in defeating Nazis were tried for war crimes. Taking that incident as an example, LTTE leaders and combatants who massacred Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim children, women and men should be tried for war crimes and should be punished. Ironically, in case of Sri Lanka, the Tamil politicians request the Government and UN to release the LTTE war criminals and charge the personnel in Armed Forces and those who gave the leadership to defeat LTTE terrorists for war crimes. Churchill gave leadership to defeat Nazis. He was not blamed or charged for war crimes. When JVP killed members of the Police, Armed Forces and innocent civilians during 1988-89, the then UNP Government killed about 60,000 youths. Some of the politicians in the UNP government are still around. They were not charged for war crimes. In case of LTTE there were several attempts to settle the matter peacefully but because of the arrogant behavior of Prabhakaran those attempts failed. Therefore, the Government of President Rajapakse had no choice other than to defeat LTTE militarily. There is absolutely nothing wrong with their decision. LTTE leaders and combatants are the war criminals.

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        He He He
        Another comedy crap for this year.
        Your card board army defeated LTTE? my foot
        It is because of the help of 36 countries and with the use of chemical weapons supplied by poverty India your Murderpakse was managed to silence them..other wise Sinhala cardboard army will fight with them for ages.
        Killing and Raping of own citizens by an elected government is a war crime worse than the massacre of Jews.
        In a war a government must respect international rules ….
        But not necessary for fighters who have been labelled as terrorists by big nose J R jayawardena .(he called the JVP butchers as extremists.
        It is your great grand father..grandfather..father and you are responsible for the creation of LTTE…they have not jumped from the sky on a day .
        If there will be a sinhala judge in any war crime inquiry he will give a opposite verdict .
        Do you know why Ban Ki Moon landed here last week ?
        Cheers

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        SLCitizen

        ” None of the persons in the Allied forces who played a role in defeating Nazis were tried for war crimes.”

        Does it absolve this island from it’s part in war crimes? This island should be a shining example of whatever is progressive and believes in right action.

        Please try not to hide behind the Sudda for wrongs being committed here.

        “aking that incident as an example, LTTE leaders and combatants who massacred Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim children, women and men should be tried for war crimes and should be punished.”

        Forget about what the Tamil politicians and the West say. It is for the state to act in a morally right way.

        The state should have appointed an independent commission to investigate all war crimes being committed from 5th April 1971 to January 2015, including war crimes attributable to JVP (1971, 1987-90), IPKF, LTTE since 1976, Sri Lankan police and armed forces from 1971 to 2015, Muslim Home Guards, and other vigilantes, UNP and SLFP murderers, other Tamil groups that killed civilians, …….

        Is it a problem for you?

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          The state should have appointed an independent commission to investigate all war crimes being committed from 5th April 1971 to January 2015, including war crimes attributable to JVP (1971, 1987-90), IPKF, LTTE since 1976, Sri Lankan police and armed forces from 1971 to 2015, Muslim Home Guards, and other vigilantes, UNP and SLFP murderers, other Tamil groups that killed civilians,

          Native, for once you have said something sensible.

          What is your opinion about Rajapaksha releasing 12,000 LTTE cadres?

          Soma

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            ” IPKF,”

            if N.V. the stupid who is afraid of the mountain range of the deccan because the marathas ruled Thanjavur or you try any investigation the full wrath of IAF will befall the island- In 3 days the island would be off the map- vengeance, please try for yours is not the only story , they have a story too when they had to be humiliated with one hand tied peace keepers and sinhalese+muslim tamil against them and headed by Premadasa.

            the release of 12k to work for Rajapakse and his crony when called upon.

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            somaasss

            “Native, for once you have said something sensible.”

            This is not my first attempt to being sensible. Only now the message has sunk into your bigoted head.

            Please revisit Transcurrent, D B S Jeyaraj, Tamil Canadian, CT ,,,, for further confirmation of my principled position on the issue of war crimes and crime against humanity.

            I have been sensible all along (since my birth) while you have been spewing hatred towards all people during your short presence in this forum.

            Once in a while pull your head out of wherever it is now and to the world as it is, ….. It needs a structural correction, don’t sit on your brain and stand on your head. I suggest you take up yoga and meditation and travel around the island to see what is happening since you chose to live in your own bunker/ghetto.

            “What is your opinion about Rajapaksha releasing 12,000 LTTE cadres?”

            What evidence do you have to support the claim he released 12,000? Do you know exactly how many “LTTE terrorists” surrendered to the armed forces? How many innocent people civilian surrendered, kept in camps and released by the army?

            Simple arithmetic somasss.

            I doubt you counted them in and counted them out.

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              N.V.

              “What evidence do you have to support the claim he released 12,000?”

              Don’t try to bamboozle readers.

              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/bouquets-for-rajapaksa-brickbats-for-maithri-ranil-over-tamil-prisoners-issue/

              // Bouquets For Rajapaksa, Brickbats For Maithri-Ranil Over Tamil Prisoners Issue

              By R. Sampanthan

              Even the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government released over 11,000 persons in custody. They gave them rehabilitation and released them. But this Government in the course of the past almost 18 months or more than that has not been acting in this matter as expeditiously as we expected them to.

              Speech made by Hon. R. Sampanthan on Tuesday in Parliament on the issue of political prisoners and their release://

              Next time you will ask me to show evidence that Tamils ever tried to destroy the sacred Dalada Tooth Relic and killed pilgrims at Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhi.

              Soma

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                somaaass

                “Don’t try to bamboozle readers.”

                Do you have evidence or not that is the question.

                Do you know exactly how many of them surrendered? Please let me have details.

                Do you know how many civilian were kept in open prison and how many of them were released? Please let me have a detailed list.

                “By R. Sampanthan,

                Even the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government released over 11,000 persons in custody.”

                Your claim 12,000

                Same admits 11,000

                Margin of error = (12,000 – 11,000) X 1/12,000 X 100 = 8.33%

                You couldn’t tally your own claim to that of Sampandan’s, the margin of error is 8.33%, which statistically speaking way-way out. Aren’t you lying of course statistically speaking?

                Why should I take Sam’s word for it? Why should you trust him on these numbers and you don’t trust him on other important issues he says. For example, he insisted that there is no more a demand for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka, January 2016.

                Do you trust him on his words? As a matter of routine, you pick and chose from whatever he says to suit your state of mind.

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                  When Sam says ‘over 11,000’ everyone knows it should be at least 12,000.

                  Soma

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                somaaass

                “Next time you will ask me to show evidence that Tamils ever tried to destroy the sacred Dalada Tooth Relic and killed pilgrims at Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhi”

                No, I won’t because I know for sure those two unfortunates incidents did happen, many innocent people were butchered.

                Don’t confuse me with another unknown person.

                By the way, I’m not sure you remember this, actually, JVP attacked Dalada Maligawa (mostly a Hindu temple) first followed by LTTE. Do you condemn the JVP for attacking the temple and killing two people?

                Did you charge Somawansa for the attack? Why haven’t you? Is it because Sinhala terrorism is better than Tamil terrorism?

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          Native,you have a T in the middle of your name which shouldn’t be there.
          Which government is going to do as you say? SLFP was responsible for 71 and UNP for 89 and they did what any government would do.

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            NAK

            “Which government is going to do as you say? SLFP was responsible for 71 and UNP for 89 and they did what any government would do.”

            You mean killing innocent people without mercy or without the due process of law.

            If you believe that any government ought to kill people just because the armed forces believed them to be something that they are not you are the most dangerous person than the war criminals.

            Then of course as fellow islanders, we are duty bound to stop you and the actual war criminals. You pose more danger to humanity than the person who actually pull the trigger.

            We owe it to the innocent people who perished because the government and the war criminals did what they did.

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        “” None of the persons in the Allied forces who played a role in defeating Nazis were tried for war crimes.””

        WW2- September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945

        The United Nations is an international organization founded in 24 October.1945.

        there was no UN during the WW2 but it was there during the last 30 years of tamil genocide.

        There is no kangaroo court for asia but africa as yet but now with Boris as FM you can expect a monkey court for Sri lanka. I heard him on BBC once where he said its not necessary for ICC but can be dealt with.

        your days of using the western measuring glass during 9/11 and after to cover genocide is coming to an end by november 2016.

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        SLCitizen,
        You are right that there was no investigations for war crimes when JVP, SLFP (1970), JVP, UNP (1989) massacred thousands of Sinhalese citizens. Unfortunately, former President who agitated the UN to investigate war crimes in 1989. Unfortunately, UN investigated and found both Srilanka and LTTE committed war crimes and violated human rights. It has happened already and now full investigation has been ordered and Srilanka accepted that order. Whether right or wrong and who is right or who is wrong is no matter for us now. You are not the judge. It is now UN.

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        You see citizen,
        88-89 it was not international!It was national-national. chingala-chingala,so no war crimes, but this time it was different. This time it was Chingala-thamiz ,international!…..war crime,genocide….oh yes all that .

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          NAK

          “88-89 it was not international!It was national-national.”

          If so why did MR and his friends go to UNHRC?

          Possible reason, to have some appa and kattu sambol, wash it down with a good cup of plain tea.

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          NAK

          “88-89 it was not international!It was national-national.”

          Stop – Nursing At Keyboard
          We have heard the sinhala cry for relief but no sinhalese had the balls to take the matter to the UN except finding refuge and glory in the west.

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        SLCitizen

        “I agree, war crimes should be an international affair.”

        It is not. Eg, Bangladesh.

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    “”The current Indian High Commissioner has been periodically commenting on matters not involving Indo – Sri Lanka relations. Whereas he cannot be found fault for promoting Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) which is part of his duties, he was totally out of order when he publicly criticized the Joint Opposition and other opponents of ETCA. He further stated, “I do not think we should let naysayers take all the public space on this issue without anyone else trying to put the facts”.””

    False pride of Beggar with receiving bowl.

    Indian High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha (left) said he was “surprised” to come across criticism of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) as it was the latter’s government that negotiated with India an earlier trade agreement.

    Lanka’s main import partner is India. Lanka’s main money lender is India not USA.

    India like any other banker has the right to question when their money is at state.

    Puddhu sinhalese killed the affection had with lies and lies.

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    The Indian American first generation Immigrant US Ambassador is singing for his supper. He is loving his first ever ambassadorship, the tax payer paid perks, servants, massive house and other benefits. He is definitely overstepping his boundaries. They are putting pressure on the weak pansy GOSL UNP government to get a base and have a military presence in SL.

    This time, India is supporting US because they both have to worry about China. If you notice India just signed a 500million dollar Credit agreement with Vietnam for Vietnam to buy weapons. It was a military line of credit that India gave Vietnam. Vietnam is trying to upgrade their obsolete Soviet Era equipment to face China. Vietnam has oil and has taken steps to rapidly normalize and expand relations with USA. India also is setting up a 1.5billion dollar technology park in Vietnam to improve their export potential.

    I thought it was queer too how Keshap keeps running to Jaffna and focusing their USAID projects(USAID has been used by the CIA many times) only in Jaffna. He is running amok because of the US wing of the UNP which includes A gay man, a Gay VVIP and the Depy FM too. They will just obey and bow. That is what the US wants.

    While it does do good work, this new round of commenting and even saying US will help SL draw up a constitution are way out of line. Typical Indian talk spewed by Keshap.

    They must be thinking SL is like Post WWII Japan where the US drafted their constitution as the occupying force that defeated Japan and had an occupying government. This little chubby Indian American is probably more pro Indian too and has probably got an Indian bias. They are working in Tandem. They want to get SL involved in their military strategies. They want a base and by 2018 they will have a base there right on Galle Road opposite Temple Trees with an expanded Marine corps presence. It is all about China containment for them and dumping US goods which they are unable to sell in a competitive market using their new puppets in the GOSL. Did you notice even on CT how the man posed for LGBT photos? I support LGBT rights and their right to exist and be happy and have the same rights; but what the US is trying to do is force SL to adapt their marriage laws which Obama and Hillary are pushing. But yet you think they will have the guts to go to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and tell them to give women rights and to give LGBT rights? Fuck no. It is because SL is a small weak nation. He wants to show his grinning mug on every goddamned issue in SL now. It will get worse if Hillary Clinton wins and it seems she might still win barring a terrorist attack or wikileaks. Eelam will happen under Hillary and there will be military intervention after a series of set up incidents and clashes. Remember Gulf of Tonkin?

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      “”The Indian American first generation Immigrant US Ambassador is singing for his supper. He is loving his first ever ambassadorship, the tax payer paid perks, servants, massive house and other benefits. He is definitely overstepping his boundaries. They are putting pressure on the weak pansy GOSL UNP government to get a base and have a military presence in SL.”

      What are arab camels good at – belch and fart??

      Desi American Athul is a career diplomat and a former Chief of USAID (ministry of defence) He is below political appointee Desai and she got him to be her right hand. When Trump wins things world change for the better of USA.

      “”This time, India is supporting US because they both have to worry about China…..””
      Foresight on the part of USA. Like the essential rare earths silica that China has 98% of the worlds raw to manufacture TV screens etc. China tried but failed to use it like Terrorist Nasser Suez Canal (postboys son Pan_arab nasser died of stroke when he realised he was a lie) The monarchy can solve problems not by voter majority decisive policy.

      “”They must be thinking SL is like Post WWII Japan where the US drafted their constitution as the occupying force that defeated Japan and had an occupying government.””

      2 constitutions by settlers and crying for more. You never passed any quality test except Badudi lifting your ass via standardisation.

      Ideally the job of drafting must to the authors of democracy not the beheading Sharia law animals of mecca.

      The west does not need anymore bases as Trump outlined. It has mastered the sky and send drones to pakistan, afghanistan from European destinations.

      muslims can coo for all they like along with social workers but families would be wiped out- the uncivilized fanatics of islam.

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      In USA all staff of foreign origin have to work according the law…
      Do you think they have to follow your stone age koli kuran?
      Why don’t you ask Ulamahs in Saudi who are living in stone age to advice SL PM?
      when Kathnkudu become Republic you can send staff dressed like Arabs ..look like clowns.

      Why Muslims are not prepared to expose terrorists in their own society ?
      Cheers

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    May be undiplomatic but what he said makes sense!

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    Ah SO ! Now we are after a diplomatic appointment ? Airlines not working ??!!

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    Native.
    Is it because everyone overseas thinks we are worse than a village that their diplomats behave like that here? Does one forget that Rajiv Gandhi used the analogy of “Pea-Nut” held in his hand?No wonder that Indian diplomats, Dixit et al behave like this?

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      Bandu de Silva

      “No wonder that Indian diplomats, Dixit et al behave like this?”

      Of course protocol is important.

      Now I can see why Wijemuni the ex-Naval rating swung his rifle at Rajiv and later said “I Intended to Kill Rajiv Gandhi”.

      JR justified the incident by blaming the heat and never apologized to Rajiv in public. I am not sure what happened behind locked door.

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    “” Does one forget that Rajiv Gandhi used the analogy of “Pea-Nut” held in his hand?No wonder that Indian diplomats, Dixit et al behave like this? “

    Mahabharat it’s a well known to all indians and at campus they do tease SL’s as India’s sewer and the sarong karayas.

    What SL’s show is mainly a sense of britishness which the indians do not think after the partition but American dream. They are indeed now the american dream with 1% of the population and 77% graduates etc right next to the jewish and going strong. So much so that israel has befriended India and modi.

    As Indian foreign secretary S. Jaishankar remarked last year when he was serving as Delhi’s ambassador in Washington: “[The] India-U.S. relationship has changed dramatically. When one thinks about the transformation of our ties, it is natural to attribute it to some good diplomacy on both sides…but to me, the basis for transformation of this relationship is the Indian-American community.”

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      Pakistan learned the lesson the hard way that the US used them and threw them like a used condom. That is what the US is good at. Stupid Modi is now holding the candle to the Murderous US hoping that they will protect him from the Chinese is all but wishful thinking.
      To learn the lesson what hypocrites the US’s are, he only has take a look at the way the us treated him and the Indian judiciary.

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        Naughty At Keyboard,

        “Pakistan learned the lesson the hard way that the US used them and threw them like a used condom.”

        Pak was formed in 47 at the `earnest request from` the all rich all powerful american economy.After Pearl Truman who was fresh and the big_smal boy bomber saw pak people as creepy incl creepy sarema-though churchill understood but was shattered and needed 60 year loan to rebuild uk, same for germany and japan and a host of other countries- single handed rebuilt(financed) the ravages of war.
        (even today usaid is defence related)
        America the giant refused to partake in the war until pearl.
        An aristocrat and disabled (wheelchaired) Roosevelt offered financial help to russia, china, britain on their request, to defend themselves. Japan’s aircraft carriers had landed east of russia and bombarded a defenceless poor russia- just like china.london was bombed but the giant kept off others affiars(content in R&D prosperity etc) but the christian value charity made them give at a time of calamity.(lanka is hora buddha puddhu)
        USA is SL ‘s largest export market. You tin pot_vadura want to bite the hand that feeds the nation with the best of prices that others don’t offer?? How would citizens accept from the heart?? daggers is the word.
        I assume you appreciate exports feed a nation. If you work then you feed family.
        Exports:
        $11.28 billion (2015 est.)
        $11.13 billion (2014 est.)
        country comparison to the world: 85
        Exports – commodities:
        textiles and apparel, tea and spices; rubber manufactures; precious stones; coconut products, fish
        Exports – partners:
        US 26.1%, UK 9%, India 7.2%, Germany 4.3% (2015)

        LIVE LIFE BY NEGOTIATION…HUMANS WITH DIGNITY DO NOT BITE
        Remember UNCTAD Sec.Gen Corea?

        ___
        “Stupid Modi is now holding the candle to the Murderous US hoping that they will protect him from the Chinese is all but wishful thinking.”

        You kaput square tin pot oluva.

        The fresher got jolted when he was CM then PM it’s experience. brahmin tamil jaishankar Foreign secretary born New Delhi was super class diplomat at china speaking in fluent mandarin. It’s a romance because private imports from china (Ambani imports only in 10’s of billions from china) China is india’s main import partner.All chinese and especially, Xi won’t let money go away its called win-win or 1/2 and 1/2 philosophy of china- grandson confucius Tsesse. .he wouldn’t fight.
        WTO created 350 million jobs in 30 years. another 400 million jobless. grads have over grown and jobless, tianamen sq?? india is going to have same graduate in excess problem so it needs the business from usa.USA invites India to Vietnam and that is their business.
        money is not a criteria for a 1/2 trillion reserve foreign exchange at disposal. safeguarding patents & copyrights laws.purchase of patents comes in 10’s of billions. Chinese drugs are banned while almost all the new billionaires of india are pharma manufactures with patent rights. Chinese are begging for pharma from india which is private enterprises- that is trade policy, not Polly put the kettle on and she gets a fuzzy pop.
        So aren’t you being kakka puta knowingly??

        “To learn the lesson what hypocrites the US’s are, he only has take a look at the way the us treated him and the Indian judiciary.”

        diplomacy has no friends but events and interest. US is superior to all so incidentally chicago industrialist`Shalli`Kumar is Trumps main single biggest funder.
        friends come friends go we know the show.-

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    AN UNPRECEDENTED EVENT HAPPENED. LTTE THUG TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS attacked Sri Lanka’s top Diplomat/High Commissioner to Malaysia and got away. This is a world first. Wonder what LTTE appeasers like the FM will say now. And what will Jehan Repugnant NPC say now. It was just some boys letting off steam? It was in the spirit of reconciliation. PROTECTION granted to diplomats is SACROSANCT. Otherwisew nations will be at war. Even during war Diplomats are protected and considered VVIPS. Shame on Malay police but above all SHAME on LTTE thugs in Malaysia and we need to find out if they are illegal immigrants or Malaysian citizens. This is a barbaric act and FM should not be such an appeaser and condemn this attack. So should CBK and RW and My3. Shame shame.

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      “”This is a world first. Wonder what LTTE appeasers like the FM will say now…”
      You are an ISIS operative who should be at Syria beheading muslims.
      malaysia as we know had 2 planes belonging to Tony that went missing. Tony has gone back to indonesia where all the malays come from.
      Malaysian airport.
      KUALA LUMPUR: Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ibrahim Sahib Ansar, was assaulted by a group of people at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport this evening (Sunday). Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement tonight, condemned the act of violence “in the strongest terms.” “The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur is coordinating with local law enforcement authorities in Malaysia and other relevant local authorities to identify perpetrators and assist with investigations. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka is taking all necessary action in this regard through diplomatic channels,” read the statement. The High Commissioner has been given medical attention. Ibrahim was at KLIA to send off Sri Lankan Primary Industries Minister, Daya Gamage, who had attended the International Conference of Asian Political Parties, in Kuala Lumpur. Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had also attended the conference. His attendance had drawn protests and saw demonstrations held. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the assault. “Police are now tracking down the perpetrators,” he said.

      Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/09/170776/sri-lankan-high-commissioner-malaysia-assaulted-klia

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      Don’t be suprised if it was a government of lanka operation
      (sinhala buddhist+muslim). rajapaksa was there and KP the government’s pet has connections.- muslims are capable of doing anything at malaysia the islamic state.
      It’s a stunt to derail investigations of war criminals before New President of USA.

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      He He He
      here when Muslims thugs attack Tamils and looted their villages Sinhala security forces just watch.
      So what is the problem when Malaysian police watch when their own nationals attacked thoppi HC….
      and news came earlier that Murderpakse has to leave the places through back doors …
      Warnings was ent to buddhist temples in Kuala Lumpur not to allow Murderakse …
      Again Malaysian police just watch …
      FYI 3rd largest population in Malaysia are TAMILS and there are 7 Tamil Dailies more than SL.
      Blood is thicker than water ..
      When palestine people are killed you make big noise …but talk tamil at home .
      What is your relationship with Palestinians ..do they know about Kathankudi where jokers dress like Arabs?
      Cheers

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      Diplomats should behave properly towards the citizens of the host country. In this instance the Srilanka High commissioner has been arrogant when confronted by Tamil protestors against Mahinda’s visit. He has told “This is Kuala Lampur and not Colombo. We will eliminate LTTE in Malaysia just like how we elimninated LTTE in Srilanka.”. Is this how a High Commisioner should respond. Naturally the enraged people assaulted him, chasing him round and round. What happened to his bravery when he did not hand out a single blow on the attackers. If he thought that as a Muslim he could do anything in a Muslim country and get away with it, he was sadly mistaken. This should be a lesson to other Srilanka diplomats when meeting Tamil citizens in a foreign country. If they are not polite and act in a humble manner giving utmost respect to Tamils, they are bound to receive the same.

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    Gentlemen ,
    Don’t waste time . There is a precedent set to take care of this type of behavior by our own people. Treatment meted out to Ambassador Nonis by Sajin Vass. We can call it Srilankan way of handling misbehaving diplomats.

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    As the saying goes “even the goat comes to rub its beard when it see’s a coward”

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    It is always interesting to read Rajeewa. Part of the problem is that diplomatic practice keeps changing, so that what was unacceptable at one time becomes acceptable later.I recall that in 1985 Paul Wolfowitz who came to Manila as part of a US delegation told the press that the Marcos administration had entered into its twilight phase.I believe that that would have been unacceptable some years earlier. Standards about non-interference had become slack. The Indian HCs remark about Professor Peiris was certainly unacceptable. He should have been called to order by our Foreign Office.Was not that done? Why not? Because we are vulnerable. We must first put our economy in order to become less vulnerable. Look at Singapore. No one dare interfere there. – IH

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      Izeth hussain

      I am not sure how you, Bandu, another self hating Rajeewa, … or any other person would have reacted when the former Hindian Viceroy to Sri Lanka Dixit told you Hindia was going to violate Sri Lankan airspace within the next 45 minutes.

      Would you have ordered all your anti-aircraft batteries to shoot down Hindian Air Force or scrambled all your MIGs to engage in the shortest ever dogfight?

      “Look at Singapore. No one dare interfere there.”

      Not really though the majority population is the Chinese descendants, Singapore has close relation with USA, UK and India in terms of its national security, not with China.

      By the way, Singapore has been run by the able people of substance and vision, ….. unlike here in this island, crooks, murderers, racist, war criminals, for eg, look at the state of our external affairs ministry and former and present diplomats, pathetic.

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      Dear Izeth,
      Being a well known rabble rouser, why not come out with a rubbish article on “Tamil racists attack a Muslim dignatory”. What a shame this incident has brought to Islamic fanatics like you.

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