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Vijayakala’s Suicide Bombing, Northern Nazism, The Tamil Hitler & North-South Politics 

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?’ –  WB Yeats, The Second Coming

Though that may change, this island has so far produced only one movement which qualifies as Fascist by international standards. When the LTTE was decisively defeated in May 2009, the prestigious journal The Economist (London) described it as “almost classically fascist”. This was not a journalistic flourish. In his 1999 book ‘The New Terrorism’, Emeritus Professor Walter Laqueur wrote that “in terms of its ruthlessness and fanaticism the only parallels for the Tamil Tigers I can think of are the European fascist movements of the 1920s and ’30s.” This of course meant Mussolini and Hitler. Prof Laqueur knew what he was talking about. When I was an undergraduate, the Penguin/Pelican Reader on Fascism was required reading. It was edited by Walter Laqueur. 

Now that the New York Times is all the rage in Sri Lanka, it is worth recalling that John F Burns, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, wrote in the NYT that Prabhakaran was “South Asia’s Pol Pot”.

So, Vijayakala Maheswaran has just called for a revival of a separatist movement, a terrorist movement and a totalitarian fascist movement. She is a member of the United National Party. She is a Minister of State. She was speaking at an official function. She is not a rehabilitated member of the LTTE Women’s Wing. The statement was not made in the Jaffna university canteen or in an off-campus boarding house after the shades of dusk had fallen. This was as open as it gets and Ms. Maheswaran is as mainstream as you get. Which tells us something about the Northern mainstream. As the late Izeth Hussein, literary critic and diplomat used to say, what do you do when the mainstream is a sewer? 

Let us see whether the North passes the basic moral-ethical test, as the South still barely manages to. When a senior Buddhist cleric called for “even a Hitler” and “military rule”, there was immediate negative reaction, just as there were those others, arguably more numerous, who tried to whitewash the reference and spin the statement. What is important is that there was a continuing debate; a critique and counter-critique. So far there has been no negative reaction in the North to Vijayakala’s statement, or the illumined Tamil Eelam map at a religious ceremony in Anaikottai. Let us await the critical voices, but I for one shan’t be holding my breath. Just as there was resistance in the South to the authoritarianism of the regime in the 1980s as well as to the JVP’s Pol Potism, there has been a critique of the Southern Alt-Right’s flirtation, witting or unwitting, conscious or unconscious, with Nazi fascism. This means that the pluralist democratic political culture in the South remains alive. However, the political culture of the North has long displayed an addiction to totalitarianism, and has been morally and ethically dead for quite a few decades.

It is quite clear that there is a large pro-LTTE constituency in the North, which regards Prabhakaran as a hero and leader. This means there is a large fascist or neo-fascist sentiment in the North. In any western society this would be correctly criticized as neo-Nazi sentiment. 

Vijayakala Maheswaran just did not care about the exquisite timing of her statement either. She called for a revival of the LTTE a week after a cache of Tiger weapons was intercepted in Oddusuddan and days after a festival at a Hindu temple in Anaikottai sported an illuminated map of Tamil Eelam as backdrop for the image of the deity. Something is rotten in the Northern Province. Something is sick in that society. The videoed glee at the slaying of the leopard was the smallest symptom, but symptom it was.

By her televised remarks, Vijayakala Maheswaran has suicide-bombed the UNP and the project for a new Constitution. The UNP will survive the bombing but has taken a heavy social hit. The new Constitution project which was highly unlikely anyway—as noted by that most intelligent and realistic of Tamil politicians, Dharmalingam Siddarthan—has just been blown to bits by this political suicide bomber, Vijayakala Maheswaran.

Liberals would of course say that Ms. Maheswaran’s statement shows the radicalization in the North and it is precisely to arrest (pun intended) such radicalization and revive the moderate TNA that a new Constitution is needed. Nice try, but it just won’t fly. Northern political behavior even under a politically permissive government at the Center has been utterly provocative, without even the excuse of resistance to repressive rule. It doesn’t get more liberal than this Government and it doesn’t get more precarious electorally than this government’s current perch and prospects, but the Chief Minister, the Northern Provincial Council, politicians like Ms. Maheswaran, the Jaffna university student movement and sundry civil society organizations have cared so little as to indulge in raucous proto-separatist political discourse and behavior. This has damaged the government and the UNP just as much as the LTTE’s behavior did in 2001-2004. 

The nature of Northern politics under a pro-Western liberal administration has resulted in a North-South trust deficit that cannot be bridged for years. It has generated a backlash just as the Gorbachev and Yeltsin years of weakness and appeasement generated one in Russian society.

Northern political behavior has created an atmosphere that is the least propitious imaginable for a new constitution. This is probably the worst time for such an experiment. It may not make it through the Cabinet leave alone obtain a two thirds majority in Parliament. In fact the attempt to move a new Constitution through Parliament may be the trigger for defections on nationalist grounds (or excuses) that can overturn the governmental apple cart. If it makes it to a referendum, that would turn out to be a Brexit or a Chile 1988 moment. Certainly after Vijayakala Maheswaran’s performance, a new Constitution has less of a chance than an entrapped leopard in Kilinochchi.      

The cross-party consensus among backbenchers against Vijayakala’s statement which included laudatory reference to the LTTE is a welcome development. Anything less from the UNP ranks and the party would have had a hole blown below its electoral waterline. The cross-party revulsion shows that there is zero-tolerance of the LTTE and para-LTTE sentiment even among parliamentarians who are not unsympathetic to the principle of devolution. Insofar as the Northern political mainstream has not renounced pro-LTTE sentiment, no real North-South consensus is possible, and without such a consensus, no Constitutional reform is imaginable. All that remains is the existing scheme of devolution. Even that is not a given. While there is still a sufficiently broad consensus to entrench existing devolution, a new Government is likely to respond swiftly and sharply to any continued manifestation of political militancy in the North. 

The liberal atmosphere should have been utilized to make the Northern Provincial Council work as it was meant to in 1987-88. That was a real chance because of the confluence of two factors—peacetime and a liberal dispensation, unambiguously sympathetic to devolution, in Colombo. This chance was quite deliberately ignored and passed up, in favor of a new Constitution which would be “ekeeya” but not “unitary”! 

Not only was the best the enemy of the good, the utopian was the enemy of the feasible and the imaginary of the real. Real gains in the now were passed up for a whole new Constitutional architecture in the supposedly near future. That is the narrative of Tamil politics: no notion of reforms as distinct from total transformation; no strategy of a “long march through the institutions”. 

Any push for a new Constitution while Northern politics remains exhibitionistic and militant, is only likely to generate a backlash even against the existing Northern Provincial Council. The only prudent posture currently is a defensive one which can safeguard existing Constitutional arrangements for power-sharing and not an offensive one that drives for a new Constitution.

The nasty negativism of Northern politics, capped by Vijayakala’s unpardonable theatrics, has and will continue to mightily aid the rise of the New Right in the Sinhala areas, shifting the balance between Populism and ultra-nationalism in favor of the latter.

The ideological atmosphere on the island as a whole has never been more foreboding. To return to Yeats, “The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity”. As blues guitarist Robert Cray sings, “The forecast calls for pain”.

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    When there are Nanasaras and other racists in Sinhala society they are condemned by Sinhala intellectuals. Sinhala chauvinism is rightly condemned by the Sinhala intellectuals. Even Muslims critique Islamic extremism. There is a problem of enormous linguistic nationalism in Tamils which is close to fascism. There is a HUGE problem in YOU Tamils.

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      The Sinhala Racists are misinterpreting what Vijayakala said totally out of context and making a mountain out of a molehill. Unlike during the time of LTTE Prabakaran, today the Northern Province is infested with thieves, rapists, drug addicts and murderers. What Vijayakala meant was, the high rate of crimes, including sexual crimes against women and children and cruel murders of the innocent civilians in the North would not have happened if the LTTE was in control because they never tolerated such crimes/criminals. Other than that, she has no intention of recreating or bringing the LTTE back. The opportunist Sinhala politicians (JO & the Rajapakshe camp) are taking full advantage of this misinterpretation to bring the government down.

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      Yes Sach,

      Tamils have a huge language based problem. Unless world’s eye open, it is unlikely to go away.
      Vijayakala did not ask for war. She did ask for Leader Pirapaharan. Thero proved in UNHRC that it was Zero Casualty and Rapist Army liberated Tamils with Humanitarian Rescue Mission Operation. But the truth was, for unarmed 5000 boys and girls Rapist Army killed 150,000 civilians. Rupavahini, Colombo Media helped Thero to achieve his object. But every Tamil woman’s and Child’s mind has recorded different scenery of that period in their mind. It was Golden Period of peace and security for Tamils, even beyond British time. Thero’s false concocted propagandist Fascism is only going to divide the country. One has to remember Sampanthar’s speech in the Parliament, right after the LG election. It is Old King and Thero like racist are dividing the country to deliver Tamil Eelam.
      Vijayakala is UNP minister. She is business woman. She likes larger opportunities to profit. She is not living in the wine bottle, hoping to get an ambassador for a Kleptocracy country. This guy is from Varathar, JR, Richard. P, Chandrika, Old Royals, Ranil, New Royals …even from those would come in the future… begging for ambassador life.
      It is hard to hide now a UNP minister saying that there is no security for Tamils. Tamils have a problem. Kathirgamar’s period is over. Mahendran got his reward. Only Radhika family still wants to be dedicated to their Sinhala Masters. That life is not possible for a Tamil politician who expects votes from Tamils.

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        Vijayakala did not ask for war. She did ask for Leader Pirapaharan. //

        Exactly Tamils inability to condemn what should be condemn even when it is brutal terrorism says a lot about Tamils in general

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          Sach

          Why did you not condemn when the Asgiriya Prelate said for Gothapaya to be a Hitler?

          Such statements hurt lots of Tamils and minorities as Hitler is associated with holocaust with an attempt to make a ‘pure Germany’ by extermination of the minorities the Jews in a cruel way. The Jews incarcerated in concentration camps and got themselves to dig their own graves and they we packed in trainloads and sent through gas chambers got them killed and dumped them in the mass graves forced to dig by his victims.

          We know the prelate dreams of a pure Sinhala state wants to do what Hitler did for the Jewish minorities. This was his preaching to Gotabaya from the very temple of Buddha.

          The prelate told Gotabaya to be a Hitler and develop the country? Did Hitler develop his country as suggested by this Buddha faith? I am sorry Hitler did not develop Germany he destroyed his country. But he got a country for the stateless Jews called Israel when his country was divided into two! So this is what the fake monk wants Gotabaya to do?

          Nothing happened to this prelate. What is the difference between Prabaharan and Hitler? Mrs. Maheswaran was forced to resign; all the work of this shameless bank robber who did not have the decency to vacate his post, but forced her to resign. Sack this monk. You can’t have the cake and eat the cake, if not we are made to believe this prelate has done nothing wrong for him to be sacked as that was in keeping with the teachings of you know whom!

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            How do you know whether I condemned it or not? The Hitler comment received the condemnation it should have received. But LTTE and Hitler are different. No matter what a murderous cult Hitler has been he was not terrorizing people of this country. The LTTE killed people in SL and killed many of its leaders including Tamils. I cannot understand how Tamils find it difficult to see (or deliberately ignore) what sort of an irresponsible statement Vijeykala made.

            The real problem is NOT Vijeykala. There is a problem in Tamil Nationalism. Sack monk from what? Is he a minister in the government?

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              Sach

              “Hitler has been he was not terrorizing people of this country”

              What do you mean. He terrorized people of his country and he wanted a pure Germany and killed the Jewish minorities. Why should he terrorize ‘this’ country – you mean Sri Lanka? Prabaharan did not terrorize Germany!

              “Sack monk from what?”

              Oh Yes, Sorry he should not be sacked (from the Sasana) because I am made to understand he did not hurt his principles. He mainly practiced religion to the letter. Hitler and religion mixed very well.

              It was very clear when Mrs. Maheswaran had to resign because she had done wrong. My understanding is the Prelate had not done any wrong and certainly why the highest body did not utter a word and that shows they all agree and comfortable with what was said. The noise that was made for Maheswaran from the Parliament and and the deadly silence by the Sasana for the statement made by the Prelate shows the difference that Maheswaran is wrong in what she did by breaking the constitution and Prelate is right in what he did he, did not break rules of the Sasana.
              So he should be promoted not sacked. He is a great man and a great Buddhist.

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                You have problem in comprehension. It is not rocket science to understand that in Sri Lankan context Prabhakaran is a bigger villain than Hitler.

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            Prelates dream of a pure Sinhala state? Sorry we are not lucky like the Tamils in Tamil Nadu who committed cultural genocide on Telegu population in TN. And except the most extremist factions no one in Sinhala community do not wish like that. One reason why the prelates from ancient times stood behind non sinhala monarchs when they needed strength.

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    Monks are ordering to be like Hitler
    Minister are siding with the LTTE

    Taking Task force for continues peace movement vital.

    Picking a war decision is taking a decision to create a hell

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      Reinforce the Defence Forces in the North and East.

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        thrishu

        “Reinforce the Defence Forces in the North and East.”

        Good idea.
        Will you spit polish and shine their boots?

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    @Sach ,in Hindi means true , so yes true ,you are defining your own self.

    Other humans instantly become mirrors of our true selves whenever we start judging them .

    (I think its best you take treatment first.,The Tamils are anyways doing so due to life’s trauma)

    By the way all cultures evolved through imagination ,that is why we connect it with myths.

    For you it could be imagination, for them it could mean sacred.

    Unless you have walked a mile in their shoes , do not utter another word .

    I give you a real life example ,this is something you can check out yourself
    Online .

    Onetime Iraqis went in as refugees to Syria ,lot of them were top professionals , they were very badly exploited and they suffered a lot ,today look at the situation of Syrians .

    Be careful of your arrogance , retribution is non stoppable , today you may be feeling high and mighty ,Who knows what life could throw at you tomorrow.

    Humble yourself before life does it to you .

    Tamils have had there share of great miseries that has lead them to whatever you see them as .

    It is the duty of every Citizen to cooperate to undo all the past wrongs and unite as one.

    There is only one thing ,everything boils down to ,Religion ,Race ,cast , Nationalism……..,

    What matters above all is Humanity .

    Religion or Nationalism that can not digest Humanity is of no use and has no value to honour .

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      How is questioning Tamil Nationalism and chauvinism that has troubled the country I was born in is arrogance? How many times has rags like CT insult Sinhalese and their beliefs to appease Tamil nationalism? Is it fine to talk about Sinhala nationalism while giving a free pass to Tamil nationalism?

      Is Tamil Nationalism some holy F***?

      I cant understand how one can term a rational and logical statement that calls for studying Tamil nationalism and chauvinism as mere arrogance. Tamils are not the only one who suffered. Dont you remember how Muslims were chased away from North? They were given shelter by the arrogant Sinhalese and the NPC still blocks their return. Do these Tamils have even a sense of regret on the suffering they incurred on others?

      Yes Tamils suffered. They wanted others to suffer and they suffered most as a result. That is karma or god’s or allahs’ punishment.

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    Daysn ,your article whilst is hilarious and at the same time as usual bias to the core .

    You forget ,what these people have been through since Independence, following the black July 25/07/1983 how can I ever forget it , I use to live and work overseas ,and I had cone down for a vacation, what I saw I am unable to describe in words ,never in my life I ever thought it was possible for one human being to harm .another in such ruthlessness , ,I do not wish to go into details , it gives me a deep sense of suicidal thoughts to remember The. details.

    If The Northern Tamil and their leader were fascists , then a segment of the majority (a very small proportion)
    of cause created by wicked and sick politicians were responsible for it. .

    If they are sick society , The sickness overtook them they were defeated and surrendered.
    The sickness should have been treated and healed .

    You don’t kill Patients nor deny treatment ,nor make a mockery out of their illness ,

    From .the creation of LTTE and its leader to all its ruthlessness (I never condone any Terrorism ,but to deny the cause of it is to only suppress it and not eliminate it forever) evolved by the denial of Tamil’s rights and continued bullying and persecution by politics and politicians.

    To find a lasting solution and peace ,
    this country must come up with a power sharing solution ,not just the northern Tamils ,many others also will move towards the same direction (,I sincerely pray not ) we will end up very much like Myanmar .

    Look at Myanmar ,how many fractions ,The Protestants in Kachin ,The Catholics in Karen ,the Buddhist in Rakine (I am talking of Buddhist rebels fighting the government) then the tiny units of other races .

    What is the guarantee it can not happen in Sri Lanka ,with open racism ,bigotry, drug dealing , contract killing , robbing of the nations wealth unaccounted and the entire mass not bothered.

    Don’t live in denial nor be bias Dayan ,you can do better ,please write promoting positive solutions for peace ,justice,equality and be unbiased.

    Be candid no harm, but be judicious in expressing your assertions

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      Tamils faced misery thanks to their own actions. They themselves created circumstances where they became a victim. They haven’t stopped that

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        sachoooooooooooooooooooo

        “Tamils faced misery thanks to their own actions.”

        For a change I agree with you. Pon Ramanathan should not have saved the asses on many Sinhala Buddhist leaders when the public racist Aryan Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala and the psychopath VP should not have fought the Hindians on behalf of all people of this island.

        Both should have left the problem to the Sinhala/Buddhists.

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          Learn history properly. Your Ramananthan did not help Dharmapala. He was in India at the time saving Bodhgaya. And I know if Tamils like you were in place of Ramanathan then, the Sinhalese would not have received any support. So dont try to hide your fanaticism and fascism behind Ramanathan. You lot have a problem in general. Excessive linguistic nationalism based on revised history to suit Tamil nationalist aims is nothing new in Tamil politics.

          And at last, I hope NOT only Ramanathan, but NO co-ethnics of Ramanathans were NEVER present in our island. They are such a fascist fanatic racist bunch to share our island with.

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          Both should have left the problem to the Sinhala/Buddhists.///

          Exactly machan if the Dutch did not bring slaves, we Sinhalese wont have many problems in our homeland, the land where Sinhala nation was born.

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    She hopes to resign and step down .

    She is a Tamil ,She will not let down her people for financial benefits like The Muslim puppets ,who could not even raise their voice .

    Dsyan has completely taken bit and pieces out of context of her speech and twisted the entire speech unfairly and demonized her and driven fear into the society .

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      Unlike Dayan who got sacked, Vijayakala resigned with dignity…

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    Dr.Ameer Ali’s article contextualizing Mrs. Mahashweran’s emotional outburst is highly appreciated and as usual he never avoids to condemn what deserves to be condemned but he is not bias ,that is what is important.

    People are not aware what hell they are going through in Jaffna.

    I know a (tea estate worker)father & Son who fooled an underage Jaffna girl , took her away from .her helpless family got her pregnant and then was planning to abort the child ,and as far as I know the father is hiding in a stores somewhere of a businessman who has given him shelter .

    One must walk in others shoes to know the pangs.

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    She should join the TNA now .

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    I always knew the names putha ,I always knew the faces also putha ,everyday its the same names and faces putha .

    What to do ,I can not stoop to their level and turn in vengeance.

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    What do we do with mad bitches. Send out the dog catchers!

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      thrishu

      “Send out the dog catchers!”

      Nopes, send in the balls catchers, too many crooks are evading the long arm of the law, saffron clad thugs, crooks, mass murderers, and their b***s carriers, boot shine old boys like you ………………….

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    But what do you do with those trained like the dogs of apartheid South Africa to hate blacks ,been trained to hate fellow humans ?

    Prejudice dies hard.

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    @thrishu .

    I know the name putha ,I also know the face putha .
    Like father, like Hmm .hnmm.

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    Dayan is referring to those LTTE ex cadres who were apprehended by the Police carrying claymore mine, bombs, LTTE, flags etc. However, he conveniently failed to mention the fact that one of the suspects is a member of the army intelligence unit.
    Dayan, as usual, is indulging in verbal diarrhea using all available hyperbole to hide his own racism and majoritarian. He or anyone in the south cannot dictate to the Tamil people what they want or do not want. The obstacle to peace and reconciliation is the authoritarian and fascist attitude of southern politicians and rogue Buddhist monks. That might is right.
    Dayan must take cognize of the fact that not a single entity has condemned the speech made by Vijayakala. She spoke the truth but failed in articulating it in diplomatic language.
    The Tamil people are prepared to suffer indignity, discrimination and oppression for another half century, but do the Sinhalese south prepared to suffer like the Tamils?

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      Anyone who calls this Tamil nationalism and LTTE appeasing government as authoritarian and fascist must be high. What are you smoking?

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    Vijayakala is not an educated MP to take refuge under camouflages. She indulged in some plain speaking unmindful of the place and those on the stage. She was articulating the sentiments of the people of the North as seen from the applause she received from those present. That included government officials. What Vijayakala should have said has she reflected the opinion of the majority of the common people, though not personally not agreeing?
    LTTE is not a fascist organization as Dayan Jayatilleka wish to portray. The LTTE did commit excesses like carrying out suicide bombings against civilians, but that was not terrorism. Those are war crimes committed by the LTTE.
    According to Karen Parker, an eminent American constitutional lawyer, what distinguishes a terrorist organization and a freedom movement is popular support. Till the last, even today the LTTE enjoys popular support. Nine (9) after the war Tamil people feel frustrated. The Government has not been able to uplift the livelihood of the war victims. Fifty per cent of private land is still under occupation by the army. Tamil families are still in camps. There are over 65,000 Tamil refugees housed in camps in Tamil Nadu. Another 100,000 live outside the camps. The army in the north is running 5-star hotels, health resorts, golf courses, cricket grounds, coconut, cashew and vegetable cultivation. However, the presence of 150,000 strong army and over 20,000 police officers have failed to maintain law and order, failed to apprehend drug smugglers, gangsters, robbers etc. In fact, there is widespread perception that some police are helping the lawbreakers. It is widely believed the Ava group is a creation of military intelligence to ferment trouble and mayhem.

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      According to Karen Parker, an eminent American constitutional lawyer, what distinguishes a terrorist organization and a freedom movement is popular support. Till the last, even today the LTTE enjoys popular support.////
      Hitler had popular support. Nazi movements in europe had popular support. The populace that support such terrorist fascist movements or organisations are inherently racist and fascist. That is my point. The tamil population and specially Tamil nationalist movements ( chauvinism) in both India and Sri Lanka are fascist.

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      I take objection to the remark that Vijayakala is not an educated MP .
      *
      Any experience that contributes to gaining knowledge and understanding is Education. Have no doubt that Vijayakala Maheswaran has sufficient experience and exposure to be put in the class of the educated. You cannot hold a candle to her!

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    DJ QUOTES YEATS BUT I THINK THE RELEVANT QUOTATION IN THIS CONTEXT IS FROM ALLEN GINSBURG, WITH A SLIGHT ALTERATION:
    I HAVE SEEN THE BEST MINDS OF OUR GENERATION DRIVEN TO MADNESS BY ETHNIC HATRED
    ONLY ONE DRIVIN BY SUCH HATRED CAN MILK MS MAHESWARAN’S CRY OF DESPAIR, TAKE IT OUT OF CONTEXT AND TWIST IT TO RALLY AGAINST THE NEW CONSTITUTION!

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    Dayan,
    Please go and live in Jaffna and understand what the ordinary people are undergoing. They are treated as second class citizen.Tamil people need freedom/ liberation. Tamil people supported liberation movements to get this. LTTE fought for that. You can call their path with different terminologies. We are not interested on these terminologies. War ended in 2009. So far nothing done to rehabilitate the region. Please write why Vijayakala referred LTTE administration, rather than analysing what LTTE did. Please write what government should do to stop Tamils supporting extremist elements. Journalist has to do this to educate every one in the country, especially the ordinary people in the South.

    Aran

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      You have an elected provincial government that is pathetically inept. You elect your NPC based on racism. Now they do not yield results. This is the problem

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    History teaches us some starling lessons .

    Those who betray their own should never be trusted ,especially to have eaten from .the same plate .

    Beloved Jesus Christ (May peace and blessing be upon him)

    Thought that to us Abrahamites through Judas .

    Who knows what is in their minds of the likes of Judas .

    May God protect Sri Lanka .

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    🛴: very heart broken and sad over the deaths of three heroes

    🛴: Two young Saudi students who died trying to save children playing in a river in. USA and one Thai Navy man in Thailand trying to save the trapped boys .these are real heroes ,these are heavenly saints walking on earth

    Let’s remember them in pur prayers and continue to pray for the safety of the boys still trapped.

    This is how. we should think ,humanity .matters

    I don’t cares of their religion or race ,they are someone’s children and besides humans that matters

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    There are only 2 dictatorships in the world. One is the dictatorship of the Capitalists. The other is the dictatorship of the Proletariat. Former is represented by Hitler, Mussolini, Trump and many others. Latter is represented by Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse Dong, Castro and Ho Chi Ming. What we need is the second category of dictatorship in this country. That dictatorship would nationalize all banks, would not repay the loans taken from IMF and world bank, would nationalize all the lands (except Tea, Rubber and Coconut
    plantations) exceeding 1 Hectare and grant these to poor peasants for cultivation; shall acquire all houses exceeding the value of 20 Million Rupees and distribute them among the workers; shall acquire all the car sales agencies and form a car sales institute run by the government; will confiscate all the rice mills and lorry services that have lorries exceeding 2 in number and form a State Transport Agency so that the price of paddy and vegetables would be reduced; all private bus companies shall be abolished and buses incorporated to CTB under workers control.

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    The one and only question requires answering is how we continue to have crime in SL ever since the war is over. The crimes such as rape/killing/intimidation/drugs….thuggery in general…….basically our human dignity is being challenged and all the civil liberties are being eroded…. specially after the end of the war should mean peace and prosperity for all with a mindful future. This type of crime was an issue “Nation wide” before the war (since independence) and is the burning issue to date too. Please speak to the citizens throughout the land they will tell you beyond all the “Tamil/Sinhala rhetoric” lies the real issue of failed “law and order”problem that has prevented people from expressing their rights ever since independence. The entire land should have security coverage for every square mile by the police/armed forces/secret services 24/7 such they can become the eyes/ears for the nations security problems in a holistic manner. Once we provide this then we will hear the people speak their minds as to what the future should look like for them and their children in a beautiful “One Sri Lanka”. The entire nation is trapped in an island being
    raped/terrorised/traumatised by the same “politics” that has brought the country to her knees since independence. Please talk to the Judges in the respective areas “throughout the land” and publish crime statistics regularly……..we miss every opportunity to make us discuss nations issues productively……..I do not care nor want to qualify “what” our Minister said but I do care “why” she said that and is related to crime that is taking place “through out the land” under the watch of “our own children” who are the security forces who’s responsibility is to uphold the law? Then we need to answer the question as to why this is happening?

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