17 November, 2018

Blog

We Cannot Let The Country Be Destroyed: Leader Of The Opposition

Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan addressing a star-studded line up of politicians, including Chandrika Kumartunga, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe noted that the country’s politicians always should give priority to “Democracy”.

Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan

Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan

The Tamil National Alliance leader, who has been in the limelight lately said the erosion of democracy will lead to the destruction of the country.

“Sri Lanka should always be a vibrant democracy. We cannot let the country be destroyed. So we should strengthen our democratic institutions and protect democracy as a whole” Sampanthan said.

He made these observation while speaking at the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of the Department of Elections held at the BMICH yesterday.

The event was a rare one in the sens it drew some of Sri Lanka’s key political leaders who have been at loggerheads more often than not.

Former President’s Chandrika Kumartunga, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, R. Sampanthan along with the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya occupied the front row.

“Although Ranil and Mahinda were seen to be chatting together for the most part of the event Chandrika remained silent and even avoided eye contact with her declared enemy Rajapaksa. Fortunately it was Wickremesinghe who was seated next to Rajapaksa followed by Kumaratunga.” an observer told Colombo Telegraph.

Sampanthan went on to say that the Department of Elections should at all times fully honour its commitments in ensuring free and fair elections.

The brooding faces of his front row colleagues showed that they were not impressed by Sampanthan’s sober comments.

Sampanthan undeterred went on to say that although there had been some issues from time to time with regards to election malpractices the Elections Department has conducted its duties in a commendable manner.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 38
    57

    Sampanthan is the spineless opportunist who colluded with Prabakaran in destroying even the semblance of democracy the Tamil people had enjoyed before the rise of the militants. In fact the TNA was formed for this very purpose. Sampanthan without any shame backed Prabakaran in ordering the Tamil people at gunpoint not to vote in the 2005 presidential elections. History will record for posterity that this unpardonable betrayal of the democratic right of Tamils by Sampanthan led to the tragedy of Nandikadal in 2009. First he must take accountability for his own grave violations of the democratic principles and norms before he preaches to the South. This is the only way to true reconciliation and a permanent settlement of the Tamil issue.

    • 53
      12

      OTW,

      Well, let the past be past. Will all the leading politicians take a vow to uphold democracy and strengthen it, wipe out all forms of nepotism and authoritarianism, build a sense of brotherhood among all people in the country and foster reconciliation and avoid hate speeches and rabble rousing from today? If that is done, the future of the country will be bright!
      Sengodan. M

      • 20
        8

        Sengodan

        Sampanthan should have apologised for his association with the undemocratic LTTE when they had the NE under their control. In 2002, Sampanthan did take orders from the LTTE and asked Tamils not to vote. This was a massive undemocratic act and the Tamils as a whole paid a huge price. The same guy can’t come to the stage and preach democracy to people like Chandrika and Ranil. It doesn’t make sense. Yes we should move on, but people who committed blunders and, as a result of this, caused pain to our people must apologise. This is how these guys can strengthen democracy.

        • 15
          10

          Before lecturing about Sambandan’s fault you should fault your Mahindmutta jarapssa for paying lakhs of rupees to Prabakaran to prevent the Tamils from voting by pointing the gun on Sambandan’s head ,so why should he apologise to any one when your hero was the destroyer of real peace.

        • 8
          11

          Real peace,

          LTTE was a necessity at that time and there is nothing to apologise. The apology should come from those who committed crimes and human rights violations on the Tamil civilians before LTTE was formed. Democracy is not about elections and voting. If you don’t listen to the people what they are voted for what is the purpose of voting. Did Sampanthan told you to drag the civilians out of their houses and burn them in a day light in the Capital of Colombo throwing petrol while the Military personal watching &laughing those cruel scenes?

          • 11
            2

            Ajith

            People like you are “discriminative human rights activists.” What you all say is: if the GOSL violates HR, it’s a crime, but on the other hand if the LTTE commits HR it’s not a crime!!

            Please grow up to call a spade a spade! You must be mature enough to condemn both war criminals – Mahinda and Prabaharan – though most crimes were committed by Mahinda, but it’s an undeniable fact that praba had also committed war crimes – read the UN report and grow up fast.

        • 2
          4

          First apologia to Tamils what you..your father..and Grand Father have done to them since 1956 ..to 1983 …

          Hello this is the reason for the birth of LTTE…understand ???

          No race will be at receiving end always when majority thugs butcher ..got ir?

          Cheers

      • 5
        14

        Sambandan talking about Sri Lanka and its democracy???

        Is he becoming a Tamil Traitor???

        Is he going to betray the Tamils knowing very well that there is no threat to his life anymore???

        Or, by making him the opposition leader, has My3 and Ranil made him a fool, can they take Sambandan for a ride like what the Sinhala politicians did to the Tamil moderate politicians’ right from independence???

        • 8
          17

          Sambandan was elected by the Tamils of NE for the Tamils and not for Sri Lanka. He should not have accepted the opposition leader post in the first place. The Sinhala politicians always cheated the Tamils, now by giving him a piece of bone (opposition leader), once again the two cunning politicians (My3 & Ranil) are trying to cheat the Tamils. Sambandan should avoid talking nonsense and work for the Tamils who elected him for a specific purpose.

    • 45
      24

      Hey, you are an idiot talking out of your bottom end. Sambandan had no choice unlike your saviour Rajapaksa who led his military to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity. Read the UNHRC report and the Secretary General’s report to see who committed the worst crimes in Sri Lanka during the war. No wonder the Rajapaksa regime and the present regime want a domestic investigation only to hide the evidence and protect the mass murderers.

    • 10
      5

      Off The Wall!
      You are totally failed to understand the ‘Time-geographic realities’ of the past. If you accept the LTTE was a dangerous and undemocratic armed group, what was the option Sampanthan aiya had?? The only option he had to follow what the LTTE said at that time. Also you should accept the fact that the LTTE was politically represented the Tamil grassroots in NE and the ideology of a large part of TNA members. So he practiced a complex democracy in that period and also he was well aware about the consequences if you didn’t follow the LTTE or just think what has happened to Nilan and Amirthalingham. He was warned many times by the LTTE. As far as his speeches are concerned after the end of war in May 19, 2009, he is one of the matured politicians in the present-day parliament and a great leader.
      If you did aware these realities, please do not comment on. This gives wrong interpretations to new young generation.

    • 2
      2

      WHO IS SPINELESS? The one who is afraid to be truthful or an untruthful people pleaser? One who grabs the rights of others or the one who speaks out6 for it?

    • 5
      5

      OTW:

      When SWRDB introduced the Sinhala Only Act, he started the treacherous path of division of Ceylon. Could he be termed a spineless creep who simply tore up the agreement he had with Chelvanayagam because of the pressure from the Sinhalese and he was eventually murdered by a monk?

      You see, the Tamils had always trusted the sinhalese spineless creeps. Even after having been back-stabbed by SWRDB, the Tamils followed Chelva who signed an agreement along similar lines with Dudley Senanayake in 1965. What a spineless creep Dudley was. As if to prove that Sinhalese leaders belong to a long line of back-stabbing traitors, Dudley was spineless enough to succumb to the pressure from the sinhalese and abrogated the agreement. There are enough instances on why Tamils resorted to defend themselves and if you donkeys want to call it militancy, so be it.

      If you take exception to Sampanthan’s support to Prabhakaran, you must be a spineless creep to conveniently forget that never ever Sampanthan gave arms and money to the Prabhakaran and the LTTE. It was one of your sinhalese heroes, President Premadasa, who shamelessly poured money and guns on the laps of Prabhakaran. Is this unpardonable betrayal of a sinhalese leader against the sinhalese people ever graced your tiny brain?

      The tragedy of Nandikadal in 2009 happened thanks to the heroes who carried the human rights charter in one hand and the gun in the other hand. Spineless creeps like you and the majority sinhalese remained dumbs when thousands were massacred, raped and dismembered. Of course, the victims were of a different race and a brutal and blood-thirsty tyrant whom you people shamelessly supported to annihilate thousands. If Prabhakaran stands accused for his deeds, it is a mirror reflection of the adversaries he faced. What is, then the difference between him and you rascals?

  • 29
    7

    “The brooding faces of his front row colleagues showed that they were not impressed by Sampanthan’s sober comments” This is an irresponsible, judgemental and mischievous comment calculated to sharpen the knives by the Sinhala extreme on Sampanthan in his future role as LoO. What the commentator calls as “brooding faces” was something that he saw in a photograph representing a few seconds.
    The response of the distinguished audience, taken as a whole, was different. Constructive criticism is what is expected from the LoO particularly in a sharply divided society. And to that extent Sampanthan came out well.

    Backlash

  • 15
    27

    Ha Ha Ha
    Sampanthan talking about democracy. First he should practice democracy within TNA . Let the democrats worry about democracy.

    • 6
      2

      Then who can talk?????? MR / RW /CBK / MS for a lesser deree – supported the impeachment of Shirani B/ JVP; HA HA HA!!! All have skeletons in their wardrobes.

    • 3
      10

      Shut up maggot. I wonder if you even know the meaning of democracy.

    • 2
      2

      ha ha ha ..only MURDERPAKSE can talk about democracy… Jayawewa let us dance for free liquor

  • 6
    7

    Hey Piranha,
    LTTE terrorist and bloody pig Prabakaran killed so many Sinhala villages do you idiots talk about those killings therefore looked who has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    In any war civilians get killed did you see the drones clips showed live on TV during the final battle how LTTE firing at Tamil civilians for escaping from them to wards the government held areas, did you see when people trying to escape by boats how LTTE firing at them. You guys can not stomach that the fat pig got killed.

    Last 27 years you guys were jumping up and down when innocent villages got killed or when a bomb blast in bus,train or building. Who killed the surrendered soldiers and policeman what happened to them.

    Its time to arrest the supporters of LTTE in Sri Lanka and abroad and bring them to justice for supporting an terror group.

    • 1
      2

      How many innocent Tamils were killed from 1956 to 1983 ….???

      Remember big noses JR speech …while Tamils in the South were running for life ???

      …if they want war I will give war ….

      this was repeated on TV and Radio to encourage Sinhalese to slaughter Tamils ..yes or no?

      only for Sinhalese it is blood for Tamils it is tomato juice ..jAYAWEEWA

      Cheers

  • 2
    2

    LTTE practiced democracy with Sambandan Aiyar in 2005 and made sure RW lost to MR. End result? Democracy wiped out tiger fascist tamil terrorist scourge at a heavy price including innocent tamil deaths. Who is to blame for not forcing an intransigent undemocratic fascist force to stop the war and surrender in January of 2009? TULF and TNA democratic forces who should have told the megalomaniac chubby boy VP to surrender before it was too late. It was too late in May 2009. Too late to say sorry now. choice? They had a choice to seek protection and speak out from India if they wanted to. They thought US and India will bail out their leaders. Who is to blame for tamil innocent deaths. The god damned LTTE and their choir boys in TNA. No more checkpoints, no more suicide bombers, no more fear of death, booming economy from Point Pedro to Devundara Tuduwa.

  • 1
    3

    MR. safe guard the democracy and human rights.Thats why he was defeted by you.Now where is the demacrasy .Those who defeted by eletion become Ministers of this goveroment .Child abouse every where.The real opposition does not have opposition leader. Is this the democracy.

  • 2
    6

    Sambandan taking about democracy.If he talk about dimocracy during LTTE Prabakaran what happen to him ?

    • 0
      1

      During LTTE time there was no drugs sale..liquor sales…thuggery…kidnapping..rapes..murder ..slaughter..prostitution in N.E Sri Lanka got it?

      Cheers

      • 0
        0

        cholan,

        “During LTTE time there was no drugs sale..liquor sales…thuggery…kidnapping..rapes..murder ..slaughter..prostitution in N.E Sri Lanka got it?”

        First you should define what you mean with “LTTE time”. When and where in the NE?

        Any statistics to back your claims? The LTTE courts and LTTE police had nothing to do because there was no crime?

        Alcohol was available in Jaffna and even in the Vanni and provided an income for the LTTE.

  • 6
    5

    Sambanthan is definitely a better politician in our corrupt political landscape. I would like to remind those critical of him to go back to the era when JVP declared curfew why majority complied and stayed indoors. It was due to the fear of reprisals!!!!. Similarly, this was the reason TNA had to be silent. TNA lost many a leaders who did not comply with LTTE. Those who criticize him are those who think this country belongs only to one ethno religious group. This country belongs to all Sinhalese , Tamils , Muslims, Burgers, Malays and others who hold the certificate of citizenship irrespective of faiths they belong to. Those who aspire to make this a Sinhalese Buddhist nation ONLY alienate Lord Buddha who is not a Sinhalese and King Vijaya a Bengali. DO NOT SELL THE PATRONAGE OF YOUR FAITH AND YOU PARENTAGE!!!!!!!

  • 5
    6

    This guy is becoming a true opposition leader. He talks sense, talks truth, talks future appropriately.

  • 2
    8

    Off The Wall.

    Your Line…..
    Sampanthan without any shame backed Prabaharan in ordering the Tamil people at Gunpoint not to vote in the 2005 Presidential elections….

    Factually,it was MaRa who bribed Prabaharan to prevent the Tamil voter from casting his vote.This as every Tom,Dick and Harry knows was executed Prabaharan style – At Gunpoint.
    Sampanthan,had no say in the matter; The ground situation was controlled by the LTTE!

  • 2
    2

    “We Cannot Let The Country Be Destroyed: Leader Of The Opposition”.

    That is to make the Western Countries happy. In other words only Local Inquiry. In other words the only way is not to go for International Inquiry and a solution out of it.

    Great idea Sampanthar!

    Long live Sampanthar, but the party going to be eaten by vultures tonight. Tomorrow there is nothing going to be left.

    We can not save Tamils… we have to save the country.

  • 5
    4

    how did this great democrat sambandan support the great non democrat prabha?

  • 3
    1

    ——to save his skin of course.

    main thing is he survived through that bloody butchers period unlike many other democratic tamils.

  • 4
    0

    If we want to harp on the past mistakes, wrongdoings and grudges between the Sinhalese and Tamils we can start from the times of Elara – Dutugemunu and this could go on and on with no end in sight. We have to admit everybody made mistakes and bury our past and look forward for the future. As Mr Sambanthan says the future of this country will be prosperous for every citizen if we bring in true democracy first. The ordinary people of both nationalities want to bear the fruits of true democracy and look forward to live free and happy with basic needs such as housing, food, education, employement and freedom of speech and movement.Only the power hungry politicians are fostering racial hatred in both communities. The era of Maithree – Ranil – Sambanthan could pave the way for us to achieve true peace and prosperity. People of all communities should rise against these self centered power hungry politicians and leaders spreading racial hatred and walk together for a greater Sri Lanka for one and all.

    • 8
      4

      There were no Sinhalese or Sinhalese language at the time of Elara and Dutugemunu.
      Dutugumenu was a Naga and Nagas were Tamil speaking Dravidians. Dutugumenu’s father was Kakkai Vanna Theesan which means in Tamil the king or great man the colour of the crow. Basically the Black king. So how can a Tamil Naga father have a Sinhalese son? There was no Sinhalese language at that time, Even his mother was from a renown Buddhist Naga Family. This was between the Nagas/Tamils who converted to Buddhism and the Nagas/Tamils who were Hindus and were the establishment that was ruling Anuradhapura. The descendants of these converted Buddhist Nagas and Yakkas later evolved into the Sinhalese by mixing their Tamil dialect heavily with the Pali and Sanskrit of Buddhism, whilst the Hindus remained Tamils.
      Even now you can many ancient Buddhist Naga sites down south and in the rest of country with Tamil inscriptions.

      • 4
        3

        Paul,
        You are correct.
        When Arahat Mahinda preached his famous sermon to King Devanapiyatissa – also called Theva Nampiya Theesan, son of Muttasiva – also called Mootha Sivan, he did so in his native language spoken by his royal family & inhabitants of Kapilawasthu of modern day Nepal, and was totally understood, and the king and all his subjects converted to Buddhism almost overnight.

        If so, the king and his subjects spoke the language of Kapilawasthu, which also must have been Tamil.

        • 5
          2

          Mahinda entered the island through South India, where he has lives for years and preached and spread Buddhism. He then later came to the island and preached Buddhism. Therefore he would have been fluent in Tamil, and would have preached to the natives in the island in Tamil and not in Magadhi Parakrit, the language used by Lord Buddha.
          The earliest inscriptions in Tamil Nadu belong to the third century BC. They are written in the Brahmi character of the time, on the walls of the natural caves in the Tamil districts of Madura, Ramanadu and Tirnnelveli. They are of considerable interest to students of South Indian Buddhism. It is learnt from these Brahmi inscriptions, which paleographically belong to the 3rd century BC, that Buddhism had come into Tamil Nadu even then. It was to Asoka and his son Mahinda that the introduction of Buddhism into Tamil Nadu may be attributed. Epigraphical evidence seems to confirm this statement. In his Rock-Edict No. 3, Asoka says that his Dharma Vijaya prevailed in the border kingdoms of the Colas, Pandyans and at Tambapanni. But it was his son Mahinda who was responsible for the introduction of Buddhism in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.In this task, he was helped by Maha Aritta, a nephew of the Sri Lankan king Devanampiyatissa. Mahinda is said to have erected seven viharas at Kaveripattinum while he was on his way to Sri Lanka. Some Indian scholars are of the opinion that Aritta or Maha-Aritta might have lived in the caves of the village of Arittapatti in Madura, which is in Tamil Nadu. According to Dr. Hikosaka, Buddhism might have gone to Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu, contrary to the general impression.

          Buddhism might have gone to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from Tamil Nadu by sea-route, a route by which one can reach Ceylon (Sri Lanka) easily. Since there existed very close cultural affinities between Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and the Tamil country from time immemorial, the Buddhist activities in India could have easily influenced in some way or other the Buddhism of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), says Dr. Hikosaka.

          Although Buddhism has become almost extinct from Tamil Nadu, it has contributed a great deal to the enrichment of Tamil culture and has exerted a significant influence, both directly and indirectly, on the Tamil religious and spiritual consciousness, present as well as past.

          According to Historians, Buddhism began to make an impact on Tamil Nadu only in the 3rd century AD. During the period from 3rd Century AD to 6th Century AD, Buddhism had spread widely in Tamil Nadu and won the patronage of the rulers. The remains of a Buddhist monastery excavated at Kaveripattinum which could be assigned to the fourth century, are believed to be the earliest archaeological relics of Buddhism in Tamil Nadu. The major urban centers of Kanchi, Kaveripattinam, Uraiyur, and Madurai were not only centers of Buddhism, but these were also important centers of Pali learning.

          The Tamil Buddhist monks of South India used Pali languages in preference to Tamil in their writings. This is because the Buddha spoke in Magadi Prakrit (Pali) which was considered to be the sacred language of the Buddhists.

          It was at this time that Tamil Nadu gave some of its greatest scholars (both Theravada and Mahayana) to the Buddhist world. Tamil Nadu boasted of outstanding Buddhist monks, who had made remarkable contributions to Buddhism thought and learning. Three of the greatest Pali scholars of this period were Buddhaghosa, Buddhadatta, and Dhammapala and all three of them were associated with Buddhist establishments in the Tamil kingdoms.
          One of the greatest Tamil Buddhist monks was Bodhidharma. Bodhidharma is thought to have been born in Kanchipuram, near Chennai , India, the third son of a local king and therefore a member of the caste of warriors and rulers. At the age of seven he purportedly began making observations of precocious wisdom (e.g. “The mind is a jewel”). His teacher, Prajnatara, changed the boy’s name from Bodhitara to Bodhidharma. Following his father’s death, Bodhidharma served Prajnatara for many years spreading Buddhism. Upon Prajnatara’s death Bodhidharma left his monastery in India to follow his master’s last wish that he go to China and spread the teaching.
          The evolution of Asian martial arts as they are known today is thought to have originated around 500 A.D., when an Indian Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma arrived in China. Legend has it that he taught Indian fighting exercises to the Chinese monks in order to improve their physical condition. All kung-fu is thought to have evolved from this beginning, and from kung-fu came karate.
          Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery that led to the creation of Shaolin Kung Fu
          He is from the Tamil Pallava dynasty. The Pallavas are supposed to have Persian origin, However once they settled in the then northern Tamil country (now Northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh) They Originally propagated Prakrit, a language containing a much higher percentage of Indo-European words compared to Sanskrit as it represented a later, and hence purer, heliolatric Indo-European invasion. That they initially did not propagate Sanskrit or Tamil is significant as it rules out a Vedic or Dravidian origin for the Pallavas. However later they became fully Tamilised and became ardent Tamil Saivites.
          Evidence from toponyms (place-names) corroborates the Iranic origin of Pallavas. For instance, the Pallavas named a city in Tamil Nadu as Menmatura or Men-Matura, after Mithra, the ancient Iranic Sun-God, formed from tbe consonantal root MTR. The large town in southern Tamil Nadu, Madurai, is named after the Sun-temple city of Mathura in Oudh, which is also based on “Mithra”. Further, the Pallavas had a fondness for Iranic Prakrit personal names such as Ashoka . In the Kāśākuḍi plates, Aśōkavarman is referred to as the son of king Pallava. Here Aśōkavarman is evidently a reminiscence of the Maurya emperor Aśōka who lived long before the Pallavas . The Mauryans were also like the Pallavas of Iranian origin
          The Pallavas are first attested in the northern part of Tamil Nadu, precisely the geographical region expected for an invading group. This, together with the evident phonetic similarity between the words “Pallava” and “Pahlava”, has long led researchers to advocate a Parthian origin of the Pallavas

          The Pallava Empire was the largest and most powerful South Asian state in its time, ranking as one of the glorious empires of world history. At its height it covered an area larger than France, England and Germany combined. It encompassed all the present-day Dravidian nations, including the Tamil, Telugu, Malayali and Kannada tracts within its far-flung borders
          They had the typical Iranian features. Very light skinned long headed and sharp noses. Many with very light eyes. Bodhidharma ws a typical Tamil Pallava and did have this light eyes and was very Iraninan looking. Even now many their modern descendants the Tamil Vellalas of Northern TamilNadu and the Telugu Reddys of Southern Andhra have these Iranian sort of look and light eyes.

  • 1
    1

    hon.oppositon leader mr. sambandan.what type of vibrant democracy do you want.american democracy, create problems specielly in the developing countries so that to keep us dependent to further usa self interest.tamil nadu deocraccy,to discrimmnate the down t. m. and the low cast to exploite them to the hilt.even today the greeks are proud to say democracy was born because of them.democracy according to the greeks is the power of the masses and majority rule.in s.l. 69 p.c. are sinhale Buddhists,and if champika ranaweka a Buddhist sinhale nationalist goes by this principell the s.l. tamils will never see devolution of power.iam for a federal set up with police and land rights,without meger of the n.p. with the e.p.i believe the the s.l. tamils should also change their mindset.the first step hon.mr.sambandan is to declare the n.p. is open to all s.l.ans irrespective of race,releigon cast etc. etc.tesellami law has to be scrapped.i believe you will never do it.

  • 6
    2

    Sampanthan… Sampanthan…. were’nt you guys the TNA, the mouth piece of the LTTE ???
    Were you the guys who remained silent when OUR Youth & Children were abducted by the LTTE to fight for them against the GOSL Forces?

    Divisions created and the Country begun its destruction then.

    What destruction are you refferring to now??????????? It is already happening and disintergrating further.

  • 4
    4

    HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    • 4
      5

      sachoooooooooooooooooooo the stupid I

      Have you had an accident or a stroke?

      You poor thing.

      How are you now?

      We wish you a speedy recovery.

      • 4
        3

        No I just met the resident pain in the a** in CT

        • 3
          4

          @”Sach”ithanandam, time to get help for your mental illness. Ask NV and he might suggest one for you. You don’t need a regular shrink, you need a group of Harvard style scientists to fix you up. Even that might not work.

  • 1
    1

    This was an unusal Elections Dept. Celebrations, which could not have been undertaken at
    any time in the past decade, for reasons we all know. It did not persue the Declarations
    of Assets Form as required and I recall that the long letter from Mr. Kusala Perera has
    yet to be answered? The “House arrest” of the past of the Election Commissioner and his wife are part of their history and his Attorney turning against EC! Does anyone know
    his whereabouts – could not even reach an Embassy posting?

  • 3
    3

    Unfettered, Sampanthan must be allowed to have his say. Bensen

  • 5
    4

    Ask your self, would US let a politician who embrace or supported al-Qaida to the congress, let alone an opposition leader. Only with fools in SL.

    • 2
      2

      @Rohan, I don’t want to assume but if you are a supporter of MR, then I have a few questions for you;

      Ex-LTTE eastern commander Karuna murdered 600 surrendered policemen in cold blood and buried them in the east – how was he rewarded by MR?

      Ex-LTTE eastern deputy commander Pillayan assisted Karuna murder these above said policemen – how was he rewarded by MR?

      Douglas Devananda – murderer of so many civilians and also fought the SLA – how was he rewarded by MR?

      Duminda – drug trafficker- how was he rewarded by MR?

      Weerawansa ex-JVP killer – how was he rewarded by MR?

      Somawansa – ordered the killing of dear Vijaya Kumaratunge- how was he rewarded by MR?

      Gota Rajapaksa murdered so many civilians- how was he rewarded by MR?

      Now lets come to the USA;

      Osama Bin Ladin was USA’s lap dog during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan

      Saddam Husein was USA’s pet dog during the Iran – Iraq war

      Pinochet – got him to eliminate a democratically elected

      Hundreds more to list, but I will stop here. I suggest you ponder over these for now and lets reconvene later.

  • 4
    1

    The foolish voters take sides and fight with each other and develop lifelong enmities whilst Wickremasinghe and Rajapakse seem to be carrying on their public love affair.We can be sure of one thing the Rajapakses will all go scot free of all of their nepotistic and various alleged criminal activities as it is obvious that for some unknown reason Wickremasinghe does not display any enthusiasm to have justice done on behalf of the people.It will all turn out to be an absolute white-wash.Remember these words. It could all come back to haunt Wickremasinghe one day.It is disrespectful to the speaker and a display of gross arrogance and breach of rules of common decency to be having private conversations whilst a speaker as distinguished as the Leader of the Opposition is on his feet speaking.Wickremasinghe’s fire raged only until he got in the driving seat.It seems he is now happily reconciled to doing business with all the people he so vociferously accused of stealing,raping and drug dealing.What a world!

  • 4
    0

    TRUE TRUE TRUE!

    Young Sampanthan was acclaimed as the mouthpiece of the striped terror.
    Actually, some also named other tiger organs after Young Sampanthan.

    IF my ageing memory serves me right, young Mahinda Rajapussa (for it was H E) was then the Champion of our Human Rights movement. I remember his in-tray was full of cases that Young Mahinda so bravely championed.

    Time changes much, and that road to Damascus is long and winding.

    As grandma used to say, live long and laugh loud.

  • 1
    0

    There are two democracies, one is useful democracy and the other one is useless democracy. Singapore has useful democracy according to its culture and the knowledge of its people. Singapore is a dot in the world map, but the West can’t say to much against the Singapore’s policies. This is call governing. I have a lot of respect for late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, he is truly a master of politics in the 21st century in Asia. I don’t think you have the knowledge to understand my views, but you all are proud political elites of the country which has been fighting since the independence.

  • 3
    2

    WOW….

    Has Prince Zeid promised Vellala Sambandan something substantial !!!!!

    I don’t care as long as Zeid doesn’t drag our brave soldiers and the political leaders to the Hague . who not only rescued the country from Tamil Terrorists but also restored it to the current state for Sambandan to talk about protecting it.

    • 3
      2

      KASmaalam K.A Sumanasekera

      “I don’t care as long as Zeid doesn’t drag our brave soldiers and the political leaders to the Hague”

      No one is going to Hague.

      War doesn’t produce brave soldiers, on the contrary it produces cowards, murderers, rapists, looters, commission agents, merchants of death, …. The politicians, top brass of the armed forces, bureaucrats, suppliers, were being made filthy rich. Politicians enjoy attention and gloat. Professional B***s carrier like you continue to carry your masters’ clanging b***s.

      War criminals are war criminals who will have to account for what they did and what they should have done but didn’t do it simply because of their tribal loyalties.

      You don’t have to fear if you have nothing to hide.

      You have a duty to entertain us and we expect you to frequent this forum very often as before.

      By the way how are you? Take care.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.