29 September, 2020

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Vadamarachchi – Was President JR A Traitor? – Part III

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

History is bunk – Henry Ford

Why did President JR refuse to extend the Vadamarachchi operation and go all out for a military victory over the LTTE? I believe that the explanation is that he had already been engaged in a tripartite conspiracy with India and the US – a benign conspiracy with the best of intentions behind it – to solve the ethnic problem. The Peace Accords of 1987 and the coming of the IPKF troops were the consequences of that conspiracy. The dispatch of the flotilla and the air drop were parts of an elaborate charade meant to serve the purposes of that conspiracy.

My evidence pointing to that conspiracy has of course to be of a circumstantial order because it is hardly the kind of thing on which documentary evidence will be available. I begin with what happened some weeks before the air drop when things were hotting up to a potentially dangerous extent. Until then relations with India over the ethnic problem had been handled by – I believe – Ministers Lalith Athulathmudali and Gamini Dissanayake. Suddenly, on a Saturday morning, I was called to the Foreign Office by the then Foreign Minister Hameed. I helped in the drafting of some documents, and from that point onwards and until sometime after the Peace Accords were signed the Foreign Ministry played a central role in the external dimension of the ethnic problem. Why did that shift of functions take place? I believe that the reason was that Minister Athulathmudali was a “hardliner” who would have wanted to extend the Vadamarachchi victory. He would therefore have been deeply antipathetic to a program that led to the Peace Accords. Minister Hameed, on the other hand, would have obeyed every command of President JR without demur.

KobbakaduwaThe next significant occurrence took place on the morning after the Indian flotilla was turned back. US Ambassador Jim Spain sought a very early meeting with Foreign Minister Hameed to convey a message from his Government. The first part of the message was that by turning back the flotilla our Government had missed an excellent opportunity of defusing a dangerous situation. The second part of the message was that the Indians would on that day do something that we would find extremely displeasing. The US Government strongly advised that we should not over-react. That was a reference to the air drop that would take place that afternoon. I think we can safely assume that the US Ambassador was not merely passing on information gathered by the CIA. The message was rather a carefully considered policy statement of the US Government. The first part of the message was clearly sympathetic to the Indian side, and so was the second part of it, but equally clearly the message was not meant to be hostile to Sri Lanka: rather it was meant to ameliorate Indo-Sri Lankan relations that had become highly problematic. The crux of the message, however, was that Sri Lanka should not do anything foolhardy such as shooting down one of the planes engaged in the air drop. On that point I feel certain that the US was acting on the request of the Indian Government.

The most significant occurrence pointing to a tripartite conspiracy took place just after the signing of the Peace Accords. For some time before that the then Foreign Secretary W.T.Jayasinghe and I had been receiving hints from the Ambassadors in Colombo that some sort of Indo-Sri Lankan agreement was in the offing. I told WTJ that so abrupt a volte-face from hostility to agreement seemed to me most unlikely unless there was some third force, a powerful third force, in operation to bring the two sides together. He told me on the morning after the signing ceremony that my surmise was shown to be correct when just after the signing ceremony was over the US Ambassador walked up to President JR and handed him a letter. That clearly amounted to a deliberate ostentatious public display of US support for the Peace Accords. It was clear also that for the US to express that support in written form meant that it was already aware of every detail in the Peace Accords. It seems reasonable to think that the signing ceremony was the maturation of tripartite action that had been going on for weeks.

I told WTJ that it seemed worthwhile to establish who prepared the documents. Sometime later the Foreign Report of the London weekly the Economist reported that the documents had been prepared in a Western capital – if I remember rightly London. I mention this detail particularly because there was such a high degree of the clandestine in the lead up to the Peace Accords that my use of the term “conspiracy” seems quite appropriate. I must mention also that President JR is supposed to have asked for the IPKF troop to be sent here only when he met Rajiv Gandhi in Colombo. The lightening celerity with which scores of thousands of Indian troops came here is difficult to explain – pointing in fact to preparations of several days or weeks. There must be many other significant details known to others who have chosen so far to be reticent.

I will now conclude this article by making a few observations on the question, Was President JR a traitor? I must emphasize to the reader that in my title I was raising a question, not stating a conclusion, and here I am addressing the question briefly without providing anything by way of a definitive answer. My reason for doing this is that it seems to me extremely important in political analysis to raise questions even when in the present state of knowledge no definitive answer is possible. The answers can come later. I must add at this point that in JR’s case it is not sufficient to explain practically everything he did on the basis that he was an old fox.

I have grounded my argument in this article on the material provided in the first few paragraphs in K.M. de Silva’s book. It does seem very plausible that if the Vadamarachchi military operation had been extended the LTTE would have been defeated long before 2009. Certainly, it was not simply a matter of extending the military thrust into Jaffna because by 1987 the LTTE was well enough equipped to continue fighting a guerilla war. After the Rajiv Gandhi assassination the LTTE would have lost its Tamil Nadu hinterland, an essential requisite for waging successful guerilla warfare. My common sense tells me that ultimately what would have counted against the LTTE was the small extent of Sri Lankan territory, which would have enabled the Government troops to hunt out and confront the guerillas in positional warfare without too much difficulty. We must bear in mind that in 1987 the LTTE was nothing like the very redoubtable fighting force that it became in later years.

The case for extending the Vadamarachchi operation was very strong, indeed irrefutable. But President JR chose an alternative path on the ground that there was a threat from India and the international community had abandoned Sri Lanka. I have already exposed all that as absolute nonsense. At this point I will pose just a few questions. There were certainly food shortages in Jaffna but nothing like famine conditions, and even if there were would it not have been possible, quite easily, to take corrective action by sending food supplies? Where was the need for an Indian invasion to prevent famine? Certainly there would have been atrocities committed during the Vadamarachchi operation, the kind of atrocities known as the “horrors of war” which have been a staple of warfare right down the ages. Was the IPKF fighting against the LTTE expected to be free of atrocities? I find it impossible to believe that India would have invaded Sri Lanka if President JR had stood his ground.

But instead of continuing the Vadamarachchi operation he chose an alternative path that led to disaster for Sri Lanka. It should be useful to bear in mind a distinction that Marxists make between one’s subjective intentions and what one’s actions amount to objectively. Whatever may have been JR’s subjective intentions, his choice of that alternative path was objectively that of a traitor. It should also be useful to bear in mind the following quotation from E.H. Carr’s What is History?: “Everyone knows today that human beings do not always, or perhaps even habitually, act from motives of which they are fully conscious or which they are willing to avow; and to exclude insight into unconscious or unavowed motives is surely a way of going about one’s work with one eye willfully shut”.

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    Hi any out there read this part3?
    Is he clarifying the clarification

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      Izeth Hussain has gone off the rocker!

      He is suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder to write something, which nowadays have turned into rubbish.

      Instead of gracefully retiring he is making a fool of himself in my humble opinion.

      Just because you held a government job doesn’t make you an expert in politics.

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        To the reader – this Thiru is one of the original Fringistas. He is making a reappearance after a long time. But no improvement. He has not refuted one fact or argument of mine. It’s just an outburst of racist hatred. Come off it, Thiru – you know my quality. – IH

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          “Come off it, Thiru – you know my quality” says this boastful Hus – [Edited out] who was exposed in these pages after many months of brazen denial on the “starve the Tamils” issue. Surely, hasn’t [Edited out]man an ounce of shame? Is it too much to expect the decency of an apology to the readership by this reckless “intellectual of a high order” as he claims he is.

          It is unfortunate the hitherto non-controversial and polite Bandu de Silva has degenerated to Hussain’s disgusting depths of depravity. Is De Silva contaminated with the virus by association with his friend Hus?

          As to Nesiah’s 90% becoming 99% and Hussain’s articles appearing in The Island and CT, this is trivia and does not deserve comment.
          Newspapers and Blogs are there to feature views of the readership, aren’t they? The anti-Tamil and anti-Indian Hussain has gone bonkers quite a while ago. What is his next contribution to the English Language – the sad sack who, like the village school master of yore, “punishes” those who do not agree with him?

          Kettikaran

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            Come off it Ketti, you know my quality as attested by others, not by myself. To other readers – I exposed the nonsense about my advocating starvation as a weapon of war by citing chapter and verse. I showed in fact that I advocated the opposite. But that makes no impression on Ketti and the likes of him. Their moral sense has been destroyed by their racism.
            What’s your name Ketti? You won’t divulge it because you were a mediocre journalist, I am told, and that’s at the root of your bestial racist rage. – IH

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    Izeth Hussain –

    RE: Vadamarachchi – Was President JR A Traitor? – Part III

    “Why did President JR refuse to extend the Vadamarachchi operation and go all out for a military victory over the LTTE? I believe that the explanation is that he had already been engaged in a tripartite conspiracy with India and the US – a benign conspiracy with the best of intentions behind it – to solve the ethnic problem. The Peace Accords of 1987 and the coming of the IPKF troops were the consequences of that conspiracy. The dispatch of the flotilla and the air drop were parts of an elaborate charade meant to serve the purposes of that conspiracy.”

    No. He was NOT a Traitor.

    He was a Realist, and Understood Realpolitik.

    Besides he tried India to do the Dirty work for him.

    Remember, India was funding LTTE and was supplying arms to LTTE.

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      I agree with you that JR understood the real politic and surrendered. I am surprised how two numbskulls Izeth Hussain and Bandu Silva cannot grasp it. Naturally with idiots like this the foreign office brought shame to the country. Best part is both are congratulating each other.

      When US wanted land base from Pakistan to fight Al-Quaida, initially Nawaz Sheriff refused permission. US did not take the no lightly. President Bush telephoned Nawaz Sheriff and told him, if you do not allow us in, we will bomb our way and establish the base. The message was understood by Nawaz sheriff who allowed US in. Is Nawaz Sheriff a traitor or is he a realist.

      There is a rumour going round that when Mahinda Rajapakse lost the election and was trying to mobilise army to remain in power, the US ambassador at 3am, told Rajapakse, if you try to annul the election with support of the army, India is going to send the army to arrest you. Rajapakse got the message and quit to fight another day. Is Rajapakse a Traitor or is he a realist.

      Problem with Izeth Hussain and Bandu Silva is that both are egoistic and think that they know everything and that others are fools. They have an anti Tamil and anti Indian agenda, and are trying to get people to believe their cock eyed analysis. This seems to be endemic in Foreign Ministry officials, because in 2007, I told Shenuka Seneviratne off, when she tried to be funny with me.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

        “when she tried to be funny with me “

        Appear to be titillating, could you elaborate on the last bit.

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          In the Royal OBA dinner dance in 2007, I was proposing a Toast for the guests. At that time Shenuka Seneviratne, was the High Commissioner in UK. Royal OBA is strictly non political and does not invite High Commissioners for their dance. However, if a member of the association can pay for the High Commissioner and have him or her as his guest and not a special guest of the OBA. Shenuka was present at the dance as a guest of one member. In my Toast I said, since the High Commissioner is here with us, I would like to share with her some of the best teachings about international relations that I learnt at Royal. They are :
          1. When Poles invade Thais, certainly Greece will help.
          2. Arabs and Jews are at war as they do not have peace.
          Are these not brilliant quotes using pun in English language.
          I further said, perhaps the High Commissioner could take these examples back to Srilanka and educate her officials.
          She had told how can someone tell how to run the foreign office.
          I said, if you cannot understand English or not have a sense of humour, please keep your mouth shut.
          She did not stop at that, but tried to whip up the Sinhalese against me with anti Tamil propaganda, but miserably failed. I achieved the pinnacle in 2013, which she tried to prevent. Is this not a disgraceful practice for a High Commissioner.

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            Dr GS’s quote – When poles invade thighs, certainly grease will help – was surely hard to beat for sheer stinky obscene nastiness when addressed to a lady High Commissioner at a ball. This fellow is so far gone in mental derangement that he actually boasts that he successfully told her off when she tried to be funny with him. But it was he who gratuitously insulted her by that obscene quote!There has evidently been a sad decline in Royal elite standards. There was a time when he would have been horse-whipped for his disgusting misdemeanour. IH

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              You fool you cannot understand English. Read carefully, it is Thais (people of Thailand) and not thighs as what you are trying to make up.
              Simply it means If Poland invades Thailand, Greece will help. You have conveniently ignored the second one because you also do not have piece.

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                Doc Gnana – You fool, nobody will take your folly seriously. Do you expect anyone to take literally your proposition that “If the Poles invade Thailand, certainly Greece will help”? You are not man enough to own up to your own obscene stinkiness. In the old days you would have earned a sound horse-whipping. (To the Royal OBA – it’s not too late) – IH

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                Dear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

                You said this in a speech.
                Hence it was verbal.

                You were addressing a Woman in the presence of other women at a social gathering of men, women and children (I assume families were present).

                This did not come from your pen, it came from your Mouth. You can take refuge in the spelling if you wrote it but since it is a pun it would still be Vulgar.

                Therefore what you said was UTTERLY AND ABSOLUTELY VULGAR AND PERVERTED.

                Would you deliver that “JOKE” if you were invited to speak at a function at your daughter’s school?

                What is really sad about it is the way you are bragging and patting yourself on the back for using pun to deliver a Vulgar Perverted Sexual Message to a woman in PUBLIC.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  Such wit, right? As the saying goes, you can take the …. out of the …., but you can’t take …. out of the …. :D
                  I’m sure everyone can fill in the blanks as it applies to our Dr here :D

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                    You Swabasha type cannot understand these high flown English.
                    You appear to be a Kosattaya who is marauding as a Panankotai.

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                      Us mere (non Royal OBA) mortals can’t be expected to understand such sophisticated humour straight away. But I’ve armed myself with a “high flown English” to swabasha dictionary. So the Dr can now regale us with the tale of how he, as usual, skipped the clam and ate a large, tender cock at dinner that day :D

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                  Bravo Off the Cuff! “Perverted” is the right word. (To the Royal OBA – It’s not too late). – IH

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                    You[Edited out], Royal OBA is a leading top class organisation, into which you will never be admitted.
                    Royal dance is for elite intellectuals and [Edited out]
                    For your information, I am a life member of Royal OBA.
                    I have been honoured by my holding the post of President.
                    All these are sour grapes for you and your cronies.

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                      Dear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

                      You wrote “You Swabasha type cannot understand these high flown English”

                      Ha ha haa, High Flown English?

                      You verbally delivered the following perverted SEXUAL message to a Woman at a public gathering of Men, Women and Children.

                      “Poles invade Thighs certainly Grease will help”

                      “Pole” is slang for Penis among Lankans, just as Dick or willy is overseas.

                      You have made that very clear when you clarified the 2nd “Brilliant quote” (your words) that you learned at Royal.

                      Addressing IH you wrote, “You have conveniently ignored the second one because you also do not have piece”

                      Peace and Piece sounds the same. But the fact is you replaced the word Peace in your “Brilliant” high flown English quote with the word piece when attacking IH.

                      Thus what you meant by your second “Brilliant” high flown English quote was “Arabs and Jews are at war as they do not have piece”. Now what is this piece that the Jews and Arabs don’t have that you have?

                      I am sorry to say that trying to use spelling as a defense to the sexual, vulgar, perverted message you delivered VERBALLY is IDIOTIC.

                      A man with Honour would have apologised.
                      A man with Intelligence but no Honour would have been silent.
                      An Idiot without Honour would have tried to defend.

                      You decided on the Foolish approach, unfortunately.

                      BTW why are you falling back on “Swabasha”?
                      Do you believe that “Kosattaya” and “Panankotai” are English words?

                      Ha ha haa, what intellect!

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

                      BTW

                      You wrote “You[Edited out], Royal OBA is a leading top class organisation, into which you will never be admitted. Royal dance is for elite intellectuals and [Edited out] For your information, I am a life member of Royal OBA. I have been honoured by my holding the post of President. All these are sour grapes for you and your cronies”

                      Most Top Class Organisations have Perverts lurking within.

                      Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
                      IMF chief Strauss-Kahn attempted rape of hotel maid
                      John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe

                      and many more.

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                  If you cannot understand English, it is not my fault.
                  This is not my original work. It had been coined by some brilliant minds and passed down the line for several years.
                  There is nothing vulgar in that. If you have a perverted mind like that of Iseth Hussain to interpret it as vulgar, then I am sorry about both of you.
                  Read carefully – If Poland invades Thailand, Greece will help.
                  It is well known that there is no peace between Arabs and Jews.
                  What is vulgar in these. It is all in your dirty minds.
                  Looks like both of you have not been educated in a top English speaking school like Royal. If you had been, then you would have appreciated it.
                  I was applauded for my speech as a very witty one, (It included other top class jokes and high flown phrases).
                  Moreover High Commissioner did not complain about the jokes. She did not like my suggestion about educating her foreign office people in international affairs using these examples.
                  Typical of her egoistic arrogance.
                  This is Royal OBA event and not that of any girls school.
                  For your information, I was a President of Royal OBA, and I gave another better Toast in 2013.

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                    This poor fellow is now practically certifiable. Unbelievable though it may seem to sane minds, he actually takes the following quote literally: “If Poland invades Thailand, Greece will help”. Can any sane person take seriously the hypothesis that Poland in East Europe could invade a country in South East Asia, Thailand, with which it has had no quarrel, and that in that eventuality Greece in Western Europe will help? The hypothesis is totally meaningless and cannot be taken seriously by any sane mind.
                    But it does have a meaning in its original version quoted by Dr Gna in his response of June 7: “When Poles invade Thais, certainly Greece will help”. There the puns were obvious and the obvious meaning is this: When poles invade thighs, certainly grease will help.Dr Gna has deliberately distorted his own earlier quote in order to mislead the reader. The fellow has no moral scruples at all. He has been dehumanised by his racism. Dr Gna has to be a bestial fellow to hurl that quote at a lady on the occasion of a ball – IH

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                    Dear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

                    You claim “There is nothing vulgar in that. If you have a perverted mind like that of Iseth Hussain to interpret it as vulgar, then I am sorry about both of you. Read carefully – If Poland invades Thailand, Greece will help”

                    Yes there is nothing vulgar in the MODIFIED version above though it may be idiotic as there is no reason (historical or current) for Poland to invade distant Thailand.

                    But that was not in your speech.

                    You said “Are these not brilliant quotes using pun in English language.”

                    Since you claim it is a PUN can you tell the CT readership what the HIDDEN message that you were delivering in that “Brilliant” speech of yours?

                    A PUN is the use of words with more than one meaning or words that sound the same to deliver a different message.

                    “When Poles invade Thais, certainly Greece will help”

                    Thais sounds like thighs
                    Greece sounds like grease
                    Poles in Lankan slang means Penis. (like Dick, Willey etc)

                    Thus what you meant is very clear.

                    This was a SPEECH that you delivered.
                    Ask you daughter to read it to you and LISTEN carefully.

                    I am sure you did not SPELL the sentence in your Speech!!

                    You say “I was applauded for my speech as a very witty one,”

                    OK, try explaining the WIT to the CT readership.
                    Let us share in the FUN.

                    You say “Moreover High Commissioner did not complain about the jokes”

                    I am not writing about the High Commissioner. I am writing about you insinuating to a WOMAN about a Penis violating her Thighs and using grease as a lubricant, in front of other men women and children.

                    Can ANY woman complain about what you said without making the audience understand that she understood the hidden Sexual affront?

                    It was a completely Perverted Sexual affront to ANY woman. Would you tell that to your wife or your daughter in Public?

                    You ask “It is well known that there is no peace between Arabs and Jews. What is vulgar in these”

                    Vulgarity is in the PUN.

                    You INDICATED what that PUN was when you subsequently taunted IH by asking “You have conveniently ignored the second one because you also do not have piece”

                    Notice that you REPLACED peace with piece in your taunt.

                    What is this “PIECE” that you are taunting IH about? Something that you have BUT IH and Jews and Arabs don’t have?

                    If you decide to write again Don’t fail to inform the readership what the HIDDEN message that you were delivering, in those “Brilliantly Witty” PUNS of yours.

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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                  Off the cuff, do not be a coward. If you have guts please write in your own name, without hiding under assumed name.

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                    Dear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

                    You wrote “Off the cuff, do not be a coward. If you have guts please write in your own name, without hiding under assumed name”

                    What is in question is that perverted PUN of yours, not my guts.

                    Did you or did you not direct a SEXUALLY LOADED PERVERTED PUN at a woman, in the presence of many other Women, Children and Men insinuating about a Greased Penis invading her Thighs?

                    Are you lost for words in that High flown English of yours even after getting “educated in a top English speaking school like Royal?” (your own words within the quotes)

                    Even if you were Educated at Eaton you would still be a pervert to address a woman at a public function in the manner you addressed her, insinuating about a Penis violating her Thighs and using grease as a lubricant, in front of other women, men and children.

                    Kindly explain the Meaning of that PUN.

                    While you are at it, please also explain why you changed the SPELLING of peace to PIECE in your subsequent taunt directed to IH. What is that “PIECE” that you have and IH does not have?

                    If you were not alluding to CIRCUMCISION, please explain what?

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC
                    (MNIN Perera)

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                      Firstly you are unaware about the facility that English language provides to make use of pun.
                      Secondly you are a person who seems to be having no sense of humour.

                      PUN means play on words alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning, or upon words with more than one meaning.
                      The words “Poles”, “Thais” and “Greece” fit into this.

                      This is not a public function, but a private one. If you show this to a person who has a sense of humour, he will never behave like you.

                      It is up to a person to interpret in whatever way he thinks fit.
                      Problem is people like you start commenting without knowing.
                      There is no perversion in this, other than your dirty mind.

                      Hussain chose to attack the first statement and not the second for obvious reason, and hence I had to expose his bias.

                      Shenuka Seneviratne had a bad habit of interfering. In 2006, She was invited for the Old Josephian’s Dance, and found fault with the speech of their President, who also happened to be a Tamil.

                      She had the audacity to tell them that in future the text of the speech should be sent to her for approval. Since then they did not invite her.

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                      OTC/ MNIM Perera – thanks for your excellent comment. Dr Gna in addition to all his other defects is a copy cat. I dared Kettikaran to divulge his name. So he dared you to divulge your name. I am his model. He like the other Fringistas feels inferior to me. That’s at the root of his mad dog racist rage.
                      It is time to take punitive action against Dr Gna. He has committed two unpardonable offenses. The first is that he blatantly distorted his original quote. He showed two things thereby: his shocking dishonesty, and his utter folly in imagining that his distortion would go undetected.You detected it and so did I.
                      His second unpardonable offense was the utter stinking obscene nastiness of his original quote, unpardonably directed at a lady. He claims that his audience was delighted by his wit. I am a hundred percent certain that the vast majority of his audience did not understand his puns which were too gross for belief.
                      We must hope that the above indictment will be brought to the notice of the office bearers and others of the Royal OBA and any medical association of which he is a member. I have not the slightest doubt that the vast majority of them – with a very few eccentric exceptions – will agree that the obscene quote should never have been directed at a lady, and that the perpetrator richly merits horse- whipping – IH

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                      Dear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

                      You have been going around the Mulberry Bush trying to cover your nudity,

                      You wrote “Firstly you are unaware about the facility that English language provides to make use of pun”

                      You have a very short memory.
                      I defined “PUN” for you on June 11, 2015 at 12:07 am.
                      here is the relevant part.
                      A PUN is the use of words with more than one meaning or words that sound the same to deliver a different message.

                      You wrote “Secondly you are a person who seems to be having no sense of humour”

                      A perverted sexual message targeting a woman in the presence of other women, children and Men is not a joke to be laughed at.

                      You wrote “If you show this to a person who has a sense of humour, he will never behave like you”

                      A pervert like you might enjoy it, when directed at a woman. A decent person won’t.

                      You wrote “Problem is people like you start commenting without knowing. There is no perversion in this, other than your dirty mind.”

                      Your Target was a Woman.
                      This was delivered VERBALLY.
                      It is HEARD not READ.

                      Hence attempting to hide behind spelling is childishly foolish.
                      The Dirty mind is yours.
                      Let us put it to the test.

                      Please explain the message you delivered to that woman, without the use of spelling, as you did not SPELL that part of your speech.

                      You say “Hussain chose to attack the first statement and not the second for obvious reason, and hence I had to expose his bias”

                      There was no BIAS. Hussain decided to IGNORE your oblique reference to Circumcision. You fell in to the TRAP and made the DIRTY meaning EXPLICIT by changing the spelling from Peace to Piece.

                      Dirty Mind?

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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        To the reader – It will hurt, but I have no alternative to punishing this Dr GS even though it will take up some of my precious time. He is among the stinkiest of the Fringistas – Tamil lunatic fringe anti-Muslim racists – one of whose defining characteristics is that whatever I write drives them to hysterical hatred and mad dog rage. It is customary for him to begin his attacks on me with expletives like numbskull, idiot, fool, imbecile.
        I have posed certain questions to him in the past – which he has failed to reply – and hope to add to them as we go along, to show that this Fringista is a psychopath of prime quality. Let him now answer the following questions: 1)If I am an imbecile, how is it that the Island and Colombo Telegraph continue to publish me? 2)Earlier he wrote that the CT publishes me because it believes in freedom of expression. Can he tell us where the CT has declared that it publishes the writings of an imbecile, week after week after week, because it believes in freedom of expression? 3)If I am an imbecile, how is it that Dr Devanesan Nesiah declares that he agrees with 99% of what I write? 4) If I am an imbecile, how is it that I gave the Kandasamy memorial lecture in the first half of the ‘nineties? 5)If I am an imbecile, how is it that I gave the Ludowyck memorial lecture during that period? Come on Doc, stand up like a man and answer. IH

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          IH – You are mad. For your information, I was honoured by the Muslim community only 02 days ago. Therefore your accusation does not hold water. You are trying to throw mud on those who are vehemently exposing your inadequacy and bias. Look at the content of your articles, are they not fit to be called as coming out of a fool or imbecile. You may have done several things in the past, but at present, you have gone out of your mind. If you are not prepared to accept the truth, there is no remedy.

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            Hear hear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam, IH is crazy, I agree.

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            To the reader. This fellow Dr GS is unique.Unlike the other Fringistas he is in addition a psychopath. He may be okay as a medical practitioner but part of him is a psychopath, a mentally deranged fellow. What other conclusion is possible on the facts? He says that I may have done several things in the past but that at present I am out of my mind.Several questions arise. 1) It is at present, not in the past, that the Island and the CT continue to publish me. Is it Dr SG’s position that they have failed to notice that I am out of my mind? 2) It is in the present, in an article of very recent vintage,that Dr Nesiah declared that he agrees with 99% of what I write.Is it that he too has failed to notice that I am out of my mind? 3)Dr SG must also answer the question I raised earlier: how does he know that the CT publishes me, an imbecile, because it believes in freedom of expression?
            Dr SG – don’t run away from those questions. Stand up like a man and answer them. In any case, I will keep on punishing you. – IH

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              Please do not use terms if you do not know their meanings.
              Psychopath clearly fits the behaviour of Gotabhaya Rajapakse.
              Sociopath clearly fits the behaviour of Dayan Jayatilleke.
              You are a person who cannot distinguish reality from unreality and hence fall into the category of a Schizophrenic.
              You are having anti Tamil and anti Indian paranoid delusions.
              You are exhibiting emotional instability in your outbursts.
              Please seek treatment from a psychiatrist immediately.

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                To the reader – this Dr GS is now so far gone in mental derangement that he won’t even accept the dictionary definition of psychopath. According to my Concise Oxford Dictionary psychopath means a mentally deranged person.This fellow is at least partly a psychopath. That’s why he can’t answer the three questions I have posed to him in my reply of June 7.He now says that I am a schizophrenic who cannot distinguish reality from unreality. I will therefore rephrase two of my three questions: How is it that the Island and the CT continue publishing the writings of a schizophrenic, and how is it that Dr Nesiah agrees with 99% of what I write? My third question arose out of his claim that the CT publishes me, an imbecile, because it believes in freedom of expression.How does he know that? He doesn’t. The truth is that he imagined it. It is he who is a schizophrenic who cannot distinguish reality from unreality.
                Come on Doc. Stand up like a man and answer. Don’t keep running away. But I wouldn’t mind if you run away in the direction of a psychiatrist. – IH

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    I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz … We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.
    The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.
    And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, some of whom brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.
    They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.
    Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.
    And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

    We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.
    What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.

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      What goes around – I repeat my question: What’s the relevance of your comment to my article? I hope you will have the grace to reply. – IH

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      What goes around – a friend of mine in London who knows far more about these matters than I do says that yours is a typical performance of a member of the European far right. He finds it richly ironic that you had your revelation while walking down a street in Barcelona: when the Jews were driven out under Ferdinand and Isabella they were given refuge in Muslim Granada where they occupied high positions in the state.
      You are mistaken about the reasons why Muslims were allowed entry into the European countries by the million. Their cheap labour was required for economic growth. That’s all. The Islamist extremists – whom I utterly detest – are in a minority and are mot the mainstream of Islam.They are a danger mainly to other Muslims, not to the West.
      I know the reason why you don’t have the grace to reply to my question, What’s the relevance of your response to my article? – IH

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    What goes around – I am intrigued by your comment. What’s the relevance to my article? – IH

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    The following hard facts verifiable from Indian official and other sources set down in sequence below might help understand the issue further:(1) December 1986: Narwar Singh-Chidambaram visit when the former put across the threat of a military intervention by India (a kite-flying using his usual brash manner)- a way of psychological war. (2)February 1987:Dixit handing over Rajiv’s message to JRJ, saying India not in position to resume[help] discussions as long as SLGov continues military operations against civilians and deprive them of food and essential things.(3)Four days later JRJ sends reply saying military operations could be ceased if LTTE ceases armed violence; and talks could commence if LTTE is ready,with India’s presence and goodoffices.(4) April 1987: contingency plans put in place in New Delhi to induct Indian troops, ostensibly, for the protection of President JRJ from an alleged Coup.(How the Coup theory emerged suddenly is interesting to probe. Was there a really such an attempt? The armed forces had to be involved. JRJ was Commander-in-Chief.General Nalin Seneviratne was the Commander of the Army over over whose credentials there was the least question.The Joint Operations Commander in the north was General Cyril Ranatunge,an officer with an impeccable record who successfully conducted military operations against the LTTE and saw it on the run. True. He was of the opinion that India forced the President to halt the military campaign against Jaffna and thought the LTTE could have been defeated, there is no way that this highly disciplined officer could be involved in any conspiracy. So were the other Officers.This leaves the NOCs but again there was no evidence. NOCs cannot lead a Coup. Who could then lead a Coup for India to be so exited and use it for contingency plans for a military intervention in case of a Coup, unless it could be construed as a political uprising? JVP insurrection had not assumed full force at this time. It then boils down to a hoax which was perpetrated by Indians themselves to bring pressure to bear on the aging President.
    (5) Notwihstanding the Contingency plan of April 1987,by June, 1987, Lt Gen.Dipender Singh, then COG in South Command, was given a directive by Chief of Staff appointing him as oVERALL fORCE cOMMANDER (OFC),of the forces to be inducted to Sri Lanka.A Joint Operations HQ was also set up at Southern Command and duplicated in Madras where it was planned to locate the HQ of OFC.
    Gen.Harikirat Singh was given just six hours notice to depart for Jaffna after Rajiv’s telephone call fro Colombo.
    Yes, it was made out that Indian forces were invited by Sri Lanka’s Prez.That was for the world at large to believe. As Mervyn de Silva stated with usual wit, “the invitation card was printed in India.” I may add: “It was given to Sri Lankan President to to write the address and despatch.”

    The moral of the whole episode is if the Sri Lankan President was coaxed/threatened to cease the military operation in the north when success was imminent.The excuse was that civilians were in danger and going through hardship.If one compares, no one raised such issues when three years later the US joint operations very much harmed the Iraqi civilians ans sanctions sent millions of children and mothers to death bed.
    There is the probability that JR had advice from the US embassy that India was readying for military intervention for sometime. the Accord and the so called request from JRJ to send Indian troops cleared India in the eyes of the international community.
    Later, when IPKF was to be depatched, that the following contingencies were taken into account, namely, A) Operations to reinstate the government in event of a Coup; B) operations against Sri Lankan security forces with the assistance of LTTE: C)operations against the LTTE to implement the Indo -SL accord with the assistance of the SLAF; point clearly that the induction of IPKF had motives other than pacifying the Tamil insurgency.That should silence all arguments about the benign nature of the Indian plan.

    Next, to come to he crucial point – how to describe JRJ’s role- whether it was traitorous, or if it was the application of least resistance in a situation Sri Lanka was weak, is a moot point.My friend Hussain has cast the die on the first proposition.It is for this forum to examine if he has brought up sufficient supporting evidence to maintain his claim; or if there are other strong evidence to support the alternative.I hope the debate would proceed rationally avoiding innuendos.
    Bandu de Silva

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    “The most significant occurrence pointing to a tripartite conspiracy took place just after the signing of the Peace Accords. For some time before that the then Foreign Secretary W.T.Jayasinghe and I had been receiving hints from the Ambassadors in Colombo that some sort of Indo-Sri Lankan agreement was in the offing.”
    I think IH is concealing the fact that G.Parthasarathy visited Colombo and met JR and other leaders including the Buddhist priests at Ratmalana to assess the situation. The Peace Accord has already been prepared and Gamini Dissanayake was appointed as the Minister in attendance while ignoring R.Premadasa. JR was not a traitor, but was helpless other than to obey India. Moreover, during Vadamaradchy operation, Lalith Athulathmudali was confined in a room for security purposes. R.Premadasa was stupid and was never given any significance, but he hatched a plot the result of which was the assault on Rajiv Gandhi by the Naval rating.
    Why is IZ not mentioning that Sri Lanka was not well equipped to tackle the Islamic terrorism in the East which had already began to germinate, but was suppressed by Tamil extremists. It was a complex situation. The naked truth was to see the amalgamation of North & East Provinces for India to monitor the activities of the Islamic terrorism targeting India.

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    1.There was no fear of Islamic terrorism of international dimension at this time. Taliban was created by US to counter Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.Al-Queda rose later.
    2. Citizen is also mixing up Parthasarathy’s visit with later developments.Parthasarathy, the south India Brahmin, was known to me from my China days (1957) where he was India’s ambassador and through his days at UNESCO. He was disliked by JR and later ceased to be India’s mediator. India’s Joint Secretary, S.K,Bhutani who was a close adviser of Rajiv Gandhi,who came to supervise arrangements for Rajiv’s much publicised visit to Paris, called on me – we were also family friends – as soon as he arrived in Paris – to probe why Parthasarathy had become virtual ‘persona non grata’ with JR. Bhutani, Natwar Singh and I grew up under Parthasaraty’s tutelage.This may have been the reason for contacting me over this issue.
    Yes, Parthasarathy met Buddhist leaders.That was because JR asked him to meet them. Albert Edirisinghe, President of All Ceylon Buddhist Congress and Gamini Iriyagolla, President of BTS were two Buddhist leaders whom Parthasarat met.At the suggestion of Gamini, both of them came to see me for a briefing before meeting Parthasarathy. My advice to them was not to be too outspoken when they meet GP.I warned them that GP would not utter a word but would sum up at the end. Both Buddhist leaders told me that is exactly what happened. GP listened while a First Secy of the Indian High Commission took down notes. GP summed up. I knew GP’s ways after associating with him for long years.
    Bandu

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      If JR disliked GP, why should GP replied to the group of Buddhist priests at Ratmalana, “I did not come at your invitation, but at the invitation of JR” when the Buddhist priests told him that we do not want Borohithar’s advice. Was it happened at the instigation of R.Premadasa. Anyhow it has to be accepted that GP was the architect of the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord. It is GP who placed the Peace Accord before the UN General Assembly. I think JR was dictated.

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      Dear Bandu – thanks for your information and elucidations. Please consider writing some articles bringing out what you know about what really happened during that fateful period of our history. – IH

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    After writing my first comment in this forum, it is not right that I descend to the muck-raising level to which GSM, who ironically, claims himself belonging to an elite club, has reduced the debate. He is boasting of his membership of what he seems to presume as the “elite club of old Royalists”, to cover up his inadequacies to meet an argument direct. Who is interested in his boasts as a toast master at an after dinner speech? A sham toast-master does not represent intellectual stock. They are not to be taken seriously. They can create some immediate fun and humour in a non-intellectual environment. (GSM speaks of his ‘pun’ which only those competent in English language would appreciate) –what a vain man! In effect, GSM has brought discredit to and otherwise premier educational institute which had produced some notable worthies in the past, but rarely, in the elite Ceylon Civil Service, or later in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service. This has proved that brains and intelligence do not go together with elitism. Today, the elite school is known to produce even notorious drug-peddlers.

    GSM’s diatribe reflects also the truism of the old Mahayanist adage that “the dog runs after the clod of earth thrown at him but not at the thrower”. That ancient saying was used to explain a deep meaning attached to that saying. The analogy can aptly be applied to describe the pathetic way the way GSM is treating other’s writing by leaving out the substance of one’s arguments and rushing to attack the writer personally. This is an old trick in polemics. In another sense, he is running at the thrower, not at the contents of what is thrown. This is the tragedy.
    In this case, he is not only insulting others calling them “numb-brains”, but also assumes a superiority complex (actually an inferiority complex)by bragging about his credentials in an elite club, but in what capacity? -as a toast-master, whose words may have a quick impact as fun (not pun he speaks of)in a non-intellectual environment but not taken seriously thereafter!

    To cap-up, intellect and wisdom is no one’s monopoly. They can reside with the old as well as the young but necessarily with assumed eliticism. How is that Gandhian wisdom continued to dominate over that of others?
    Bandu de Silva

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      Bravo Bandu – Hus

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    Pl correct the penultimate sentence of the last post to read ” They can reside with the old as well as the young, NOT necessarily with assumed eliticism.”
    Bandu

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    Bandu de Silva,
    I can also remember that the late M.Ashroff called on prominent Muslims and had a meeting at Hotel Tapbrobane in Colombo and issued a warning to the Tamil militants that they too will take up arms if the IPKF continued its atrocities, after Kathankudy was razed. This was only a germinating point of Islamic terrorism. Even now there is a reported news item that a Sri Lanka Muslim (Zakir Hussain) was arrested in Malaysia & Malaysia has passed the information that they planned to attack Tamil Nadu. These are the after effects of the germination of Islamic extremism.

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