6 December, 2019

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Video: The Newshour Debate On Balachandran Killing: Dr. Subramanian Swamy And Dr.Ezhilan Naganathan

By Colombo Telegraph

In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists — Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President, Janta party and Dr.Ezhilan Naganathan, Founder, Youth.org — discuss why, when there is photographic proof that the Sri Lankan Army killed Prabhakaran’s son, can’t President Rajapaksa apologise and if a 12-year-old is killed pointblank for being the LTTE chief’s son, can the Lankan Army be allowed to get away.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-eZpuxL1hI

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    WOW! This guy Swami has a PhD in something, and had something to do with Harvard? Amazing!!!

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      Rohan

      He is no Dr Mervyn Silva PhD but fondly dismissed as a loose cannon.

      However his past relationship with LTTE was neither platonic nor enviable.

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    Dear CT,
    he is a clown of indian politics. Very good in economics. no body in indai take him seriously…

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    As much as Subramanian Swamy, Manamohan Singhe is a Havard graduate. These connections are used to the hilt by the Americans in running countries to carry the US agendas.

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      gamini

      “As much as Subramanian Swamy, Manamohan Singhe is a Havard graduate”

      P Chithamparam was at Havard, not Singh: Please see his academic profile below:

      DR. MANMOHAN SINGH
      PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
      ACADEMIC RECORD
      1962 D. Phil., Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
      Topic: India’s Export Trends and Prospects for SelfSustained Growth. [Published by Clarendon Press,
      Oxford, 1964]
      1957 Economic Tripos [First Class honours], University of
      Cambridge
      1954 M.A. Economics, Panjab University – First Class with
      first position in the University
      1952 B.A. Economics(Hons.), Panjab University – Second
      Class with first position in the University
      1950 Intermediate Panjab University – First Class with first
      position in the University
      1948 Matriculation, Panjab University – First class

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        Great, Native – this is the evidence that many of the commendators add their arbitory views deceiving them could be the facts.

        See, Gamini thought he could easily switch it with his postulations :)

        I believe there were large scale civilian casualties occured in the last phase of the brutal war against Ltters. But the stories connected to the pics of Bala murdered – can only be proved if they can prove Balchandren was in the millitary custody. There are numbers of pics manipulated by tamil Diasphora and easily found in the web. So long much closer evidences to prove the authetification of the pic are available, nobody would be easy to categorically say this boy was deliberately shot. Everyone can bring forensic specialists but their views are sofar very subjective

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          Native thanks for the correction. Yet the scenario of using such connections of individuals continue. There is nothing for some to feel elated. As for Jayantha’s comment that China has over 300 Billionaires, I wonder how this is possible in a country that did away with Capitalists and Capitalism where everything was State owned? It is those Poor Politicians who came forward to eradicate poverty that have become Billionaires just like in this country. No wonder our rogue Politicians are trying to copy the Chinese system by trying to militarise this society also.

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            gamini

            You have several points in your comment.

            Rag to riches stories are common in former communists countries. Right political connections help these people to attain capitalist Nibbana.

            India’s social problems are out in the open and since it is sham democracy people work around the problem, bribe is socialised therefore people know exactly how much they need to pay as rent to access everything. The Indians accept it as part of their Karma and put up with it. Any mass movement that has popular support eventually fizzles out not because it is a wrong cause but the establishment uses good old British tactics divide and rule. Therefore India will survive.

            China has huge socio economic issues ready for next revolution. Knowing Chinese party’s hold on the people, I am afraid if and when Chinese spring dawns it would be a bloody one.

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            There is a News item in today’s Daily Mirror, 2nd March, page A 11 refering to a land grabbing incident in China by the Corrupt Chinese Leadership as done here by the Rajapaksas and a clash with the angry Chinese villagers and the Police. What Benefactors we have as Guardians in the new World Order. These are the buggers who are Billionaires today, who volunteered to eradicate poverty in society. Rajapaksas are no different, as fifty years ago the family had no wealth. Today the Rajapaksa family is the richest in this country.

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          Jaya

          If you don’t trust the science to verify the authenticity of the photographs hang on for a while let natural justice poetically take care of all alleged war crimes.

          It will take time.

          In Bangladesh justice is catching up with war criminals even though crimes were committed 40 years ago.

          Cambodia and other African countries are complying with ICC’s demand.

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        Thank you Native for the info. What I want to say is……how qualified these Indian politicians are. No wonder India is doing well with a Billion people to feed every day and night.

        I was listenening to India’s Budget speech yesterday and was shocked to hear how knowledgeable their Minister of finance is. I don’t know his name….but he is a wizard both in facts and figurs and forecasting.

        I felt ashamed to compare…………both countries…..our neighbor.

        I believe in order to develop one has to follow and learn from these developped countries. China developped only after following western economies and now have over 300 Billioners (in US $)

        Everbody cannot be Doctors, or Engineers or Lawyers. Give the business and trade to to the people who are qualified in that field………like the West….and East.

        Let the Govt.take care of service sector sharing with private sector.

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          Jayantha

          Union finance minister is P Chidambaram, a Tamil from Taminadu.

          As Minister of Commerce he assisted then Finance Minister Dr Manmohan Singh liberalise Indian economy in the early 90s.

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    Swami is a stupid guy and wants to be in the media and uses this platform to defend Sri Lankan government. He is one of those who is paid by the Sri Lankan government. Are Indians so stupid to follow a guy of this nature. If he is a honest person at least he can ask for an independent inquiry or even send an Indian team to investigate the so called crimes.

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    A debate no one won. A debate that diminished Dr. Subramaniam Swamy. A debate in which Dr Naganathan was made a prompter to Arnab Goswami, the chair. A debate which Goswami ,the chair, was trying to steer in the direction he wanted, using an emotive tone, tenor and words. There was excessive theatrics from Goswami. It was a debate where Goswami decided to be on the side of one debater. It was on the whole a lost opportunity to present a clear, clinically analysed case by both sides.

    It in effect proved that it is a case that cannot debated sensibly or proven beyond reasonable doubt.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran.

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      You wish it was a draw, like you, Subramanian Swamy is finding it harder and harder to defend your patron !

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        Come on Dev dont u know he is just another laughing stock…brought up slave ….never respect his own one. coward or c***…

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          R.KOVIAN

          Swamy is no joke. He plays a crucial role in Indian internal and International affairs.

          Many many moons ago Subramanian Swamy boasted that he arranged under water commando training to the LTTE in Israel. Indian media merrily reported their wheeler dealer’s networking ability.

          Mosad provided under water commando training to Indian, Sri Lankan and LTTE simultaneously in Israel according to former agent.

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      U getting mad, get some damn help…

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      You with your wistful thinking and he are not as interested in the truth however relative a process it may at times be; as both of you are a kindred spirit more interested in your partisan politicking.

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      At least Goswami did not make a fool out of himself, claiming that the soldier in Balachandran photos was a lady with a sudhidhar!

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      THIS CLOWN GOSWANI CONDUCTED THE INTERVIEW BY HIMSELF , NOT ALLOWING DR SUBRAMANIUM TO SPEAK . IS THIS THE STANDARD OF JOURNALISTS IN INDIA . PATHETIC PERFORMANCE.EVERYTIME DR SUBRAMANIUM SPEAKS HE INTERRUPTS HIM AND INFORMS HIM OF A TOTALLY DIFFERENT STORY WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS .IN THE END NOT ONE QUESTION COULD BE ANSWERED.WELL DONE GOSWANI FOR A FAILED INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION WHICH WAS VERY ONE SIDED. DR SUBRAMANIUM SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SO SHOCKED THE WAY HE WAS HOUNDED.SHAME SHAME SHAME GOSWANI.

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      while arnab goswami has a penchant for loud talking that does not diminish the debate.i atill wonder why swamy is taking cudgels on behalf of srilankan government or rajapakshe.swamy’s contention that balachandar could have been a child soldier and hence he needs to be treated as a combatant instead of civillian does not pass the muster.no doubt that ltte conscripted children and it also committed gross human rights violation.but tamil tigers are different from srilankan army latter has more responsibility than an armed group.hence i feel that if srilankan government thinks that it has nothing to hide should accept international enquiry may be in the process even tamil tigers image will get tarnished due to its forced conscription of children and its killing of tamil civvies who tried to cross over to army side.;ets hope for the best.

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      true very true……………

      forget about the debate..it was even disturbing even to watch the conduct of the man who called himself ‘the moderator’

      may be he thought by been loud he could get what he wanted ….but proved otherwise…….

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    Only Dr.Swami ran short to tell was……may be the boy took a gun and shot himself.

    Now I see how politicians always win. It’s like The Kelaniya case, where the guy took a rope and tied himself to the tree…….or Kangetta robbed the Museum…….or Baratha Luxman was shot by his own driver……or DIG son Asela got drunk and broke his arm and head…….

    WHAT TIME IS THE NEXT POLITICAL JOKE SHOW BEGINS………..

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      I THUINK IT IS EXTRAODINARY TO HAVE A GUN SHOT WOUND WITHOUT ANY BLOOD TO BE SEEN.FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

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        Kumudini

        Didn’t it occur to you the boy was in Sri Lankan army custody and the army was in the business of wipe cleaning the crime scenes and evidences?

        Your comments is yet another proof of Sinhala/Tamil stupididty. Keep it up.

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    There are witnesses out there to certify all went on however they are
    all constrained due to other local factors. Only if a legally constituted
    body is available such and more serious evidence will be forthcoming for necessary investigation. Until then all can have a say to suit their own
    agenda – like this maverick Swamy.
    Truth WILL win one day – the silent majority is waiting that moment.

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    This is brilliant , Dr Swamy is correct and that says, south indians know nothing about ltte?

    Presenter, is absolute moron.. Typical of these uneducated cheap morons..

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      Watcher

      Many many moons ago Subramanian Swamy boasted that he arranged under water commando training to the LTTE in Israel. Indian media merrily reported their wheeler dealer’s networking ability.

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    Well said, Dr Rajasingha it is cleary visible

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    What a joker for a moderator we had. There was nothing moderate about this fellow. If anything, he was disgustingly im-moderate, so openly biased and one sided.

    It was not so much a debate as a debacle.

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    Go…. Swamy

    He should decide whether he wants to host or debate first.
    This guy should be nominated for an Oscar.

    India.. Wahat a country.

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    This is simply the standard of Indian TV interviews.

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    Dr. Swamy rushed to meet President Rajapakse yesterday………most probably after the interview.

    dailynews.lk/2013/03/01/main_News.asp

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      Jayantha

      Swamy is one of the back channel diplomat in the service of Indian state. There are others, for example Hindu Ram played a crucial role in the 1980s and after.

      They work for India not Sri Lanka.

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    Swamy’s bona fides are well known. Whenever he opens his mouth or writes opens his mouth he proves himself to be a lier and hypocrite.Even his tone of speaking btetrays this. He visited Sri Lanka to get his latest inmstalment of the of the payment in cash and provision of other comforts.
    Bensen

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    A pathetic debate where the moderator was one sided and bashed Subramanium Swami out of site. typical Indian drama! There were too many assumptions like the boy was killed just after he ate the biscuits! what is the proof? just because he was waring the same shorts? forensic evidence carried out by channel 4? Give us a break! digital photography is in such and advance state that any of those pictures could be created! Channel 4 should give those pictures to the Sri Lankan experts to give their views and then we could have a good debate! with a unbiased moderator!!!

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    Swamiyee $$$$uppah. India needs some more swamies like this. This swamy is a a true Swamy of Sri Lanka. Swami SubramaniyaSriLankaNandaji. According to him you can go to heaven by lying, you can get peace of mind by killing. Attain Nirwana by stripping girls naked and raping. May the blessings of the triple Gem (Lie Gem Rape Gem Kidnap Gem) be bestowed on you.

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    Swami you have a condition called $blindness.

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    swamy is human?
    if his grandchild kiled in such manner will he still back up sl?

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    Thank God MRs hired Dr.Swamy Gee, Good choice, Keep up Swamy Gee, Keep Up. We like your performance so far, Please dont Change , Please. Sawmy Gee How about Kallan Karunanithy, Swaamy Gee what part he palyed?

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    Excuse me…who is that moron who was sitting between the two and shouting….?

    may be that moron is too young to be an editor ..He cannot simply control himself…..

    forget about the debate

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    May God bless Editor in Chief Hon.Amal Goswami who spoke the truth.He seems to have a good knowledge of the subject.Subramania Swamy is going on the wrong track and he wont get anywhere.If things are wrong why dont they have a International panel of experts to examine this killing.

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    Looks like the Lawyers Association in Madurai have called for
    physical attacks on Swamy – in addition to calling upon the TN Govt not
    to permit him to enter Tamilnadu soil. How the latter can be implemented is not known because Swamy is a Tamilnadu man with legal grounds for a presence in Madurai as well. Lawyers asking for the riff-raff to attack a political leader, lawyer to boot, is utterly irresponsible.

    There is speculation Swamy has managed to mitigate the potential tough stand against the Rajapakse Govt in Geneva, in which case the Rajapakse’s also depending on him may pay off.

    Senguttuvan

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