21 September, 2020

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Wiggie And Mavai Have A Word-Brawl

By Malinda Seneviratne –

Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

Meanwhile in a parallel universe ..

It is not uncommon for two people in the same family to have widely divergent opinions.  Brothers, after all, have set upon one another from time immemorial.  There’s nothing wrong then about two individuals belonging to the same political party quarreling.  Politicians quarrel over all kinds of things.  There’s the infamous preferential-vote dadi-bidis, the ‘manaapa poraya’ that is.  These days we see more intra-party rivalry than inter-party clashes.  So when C.V. Wigneswaran contradicts R. Sampanthan or Mavai Senathirajah about this, that and the other, it’s just normal.  ‘News,’ yes, but still normal.  Fun, though.

The two chit-chatted over a cup of tea outside a kiosk called Reality along a street that ran parallel to that on which fellow TNA members met to discuss policy, strategy, bitch about Douglas and Mahinda, praise and blame India, whisper about what they called ‘Diaspora’, squirm and keep straight faces [by the way on other streets, inside other houses and offices, people belonging to other political parties and subscribing to other ideologies do pretty much the same].  Anyway, there was conversation.

‘Wiggy Annai you really should watch your mouth!’ Mavai started.

‘I do.  Once in the morning, once each time I have a meal and once at night,’ Wigneswaran was surprised at Mavai’s concern and deep inside told himself, ‘I have judged him too harshly!’ and added a post-script, ‘I forget that I am no longer a judge, damn!’

‘Watch, not wash! Watch, watch, watch, like wrist-watch watch!’ Mavia said sternly.

‘Oh really, are you saying I put my foot in my mouth or something?’ Wiggy was not happy.

‘You did worse.  You are making me feel that Prabhakaran was right about you Colombo people.  Docile.  Gullible. Ever ready to submit to the Sinhalese.’

‘Oh, yeah?  And where is he now, do you know?’

‘That’s not the point.  You don’t know anything about politics.  The moment you say you are willing to go with what is practically possible, you get bulldozed!’

‘But is politics not about the art of the possible?’

‘We have to play brinkmanship to get to Possible!’

‘That brinkmanship adorned Tamil children with cyanide capsules and saw 40,000 people being killed in the last days of the war!’

‘One hundred and seventy five thousand!’

‘Well, I thought we agreed to go with the 40,000 lie.’

‘It doesn’t matter.  We have to inflate the problem.’

‘So that the slightest scratch with a fingernail will burst the bubble?’

‘You are playing word games now.’

‘But that’s what it has always been, hasn’t it?  From Chelva and GG through Amirthaligam and Sampantha to you and I, we’ve done the word-thing.  The only one who didn’t was Prabharakaran.  Where is he now by the way?’

‘You are starting to get on my nerves!’

‘You have any?’

‘What? Words?’

‘No, nerves.’

‘Come on, let’s be serious.  You know we had to stick to Eelam so that we could get away with Federalism, right?’

‘Yes, now that we are not getting federalism, shouldn’t we go for what is realistically possible?’

‘No!  That’s the wrong way.  You don’t know the first thing about politics.  We really don’t have a problem.  From the beginning we only had aspirations, not real grievances.  We crafted grievances to justify aspirations.  We’ve already got much more than any other minority in any other country with equivalencies have.  We’ve been fighting for a bonus all these years.’

‘I know, I know.  I am aware of all that. I wasn’t born yesterday.  But you know, I am Old School. I subscribe to Old School Wisdom: A little now, more later.  You up the stakes and fail and you don’t get to “Consolation”, you get to “Zilch”.  Your buddy Prabhakaran took us Tamils down the road to that destination.  He went with “All or nothing” and now we are struggling with “Something is better than nothing”.’

‘Watch your mouth!’

‘I did. This morning.  And also, after lunch.’

‘#$%@&&+@#%$#!’

The invective was too much for the universe to suffer. The parallels melted away.  Words dried up. Stares remained.

*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com

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    Malinda tries to play same tactics he learned from his Buddhist Sinhala boss Rajapakse. We Tamils fully aware the aspiration of Buddhist Sinhala which is Mono ethnic (Sinhala Buddhist) land by eliminating other races and religions. You cannot divide Tamils by your poisonous words from the free laptop. Tamils understands well who should be their leadership and what is their aspirations. You may be proud of killing Pirabaharan and eliminating over hundred thousands of Tamils. Truth is truth. You massacred Tamils intentionally and you Sinhala Buddhists have to face the justice and your joy cannot last for long.

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      Ajith,
      simply usual modaya sitting on his brain, or u can say never used….time will tell this monkey use it or loose it…

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      Ajith,
      You are misguided, no Sinhalese is proud of killing Parayabakaran because he was a Tamil but for the only reason he was a ruthless terrorist and a suicide murderer. I have spoken to many Sinhalese none so far showed any resentment toward Tamils. But people like you in your writings are spouting hatred on all Sinhalese. My gut feeling is you do not live in Sri Lanka. I have met many Tamils who live in Sri Lanka none of them have any concerns. You need to use your common sense to understand that the Sinhalese did not intentionally eliminate “over hundred thousands of Tamils”. When the dust settles you will find the true number and that won’t come close to what you claim. You seem to disregard the fact that Parayabakaran used children as soldiers and used Tamil civilians as human shields. You also need to grasp the difficulty of fighting a terrorist war by a conventional army. The enemy is unseen and unidentifiable. For a soldier any one could be an enemy at any time. However, the bottom line is if you raise arms against a legitimately elected government you need to face the consequences. Sadly, people like you never voiced any opposition to Tamil LTTE terrorism while it was going on for 30 years but now seems to be looking for “justice”!

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        @eusense

        Nice name. You need to only change it to Nonsense and that will be more appropriate for you. Your comment ” No Sinhalese is proud of killing Parayabakaran because he was a Tamil” is really nonsense. Dont forget what happened in 1958 even before Prabhakaran. See whats happening to the Rohingya muslims in Burma today. Simple get out of you delusional stupor.

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          Mr. Gune,
          Do you know what happened in the seventies to Sinhalese insurgents of the JVP when they unleashed violence against the country? Where are they now? Remember there is no race barrier if one resort to violence against a nation, they will be facing the consequences!

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        Eusence,

        I don’t know who is misguided in this subject. You are trying to imitate yourself as an honest middle man but your writings clearly shows that you are a Sinhala. Whether I am in Sri Lanka or not I have enough experience and knowledge about this problem. Pirabhaharan did not emerge from the moon or Neptune. He is a son of Sri Lankan soil. He did not born with the intention of terror. He became as a terrorist to defend his people from the terrorist state which is elected by Sinhalese people. Tamil people were systematically eliminated since independence long before the birth of Pirabharan. I don’t preach hatred against Sinhalese. Unlike your Sinhala leaders, Pirabhaharan or any other Tamil leader did not preached hatred against Sinhalese. They were against State terrorism towards Tamils, They were asking the equal rights of the Tamils. Do you know what is the proportion of Sri lanka military is Sinhalese and can you explain why? Do you know what happened in 1983 when 13 soldiers were ambushed and how your military and Sinhala people responded? Don’t talk rubbish.

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          Ajith,
          I am a Sinhalese with commonsense, you don’t need to have doubts about that! I have no animosity with Tamils and I have more Tamils as friends than Sinhalese. The only Tamils I have a problem is the ones who resort to violence and the ones who support such activity.
          As you say for what ever reason if Parayabakaran became a terrorist that is his prerogative. No one can stop him and no one can complain either but you saw how things ended. Would you dedicate yourself for initiating violence, suicide bombing etc. for such a cause? What percentage of humans you think will do so?

          You say “Tamil people were systematically eliminated since independence long before the birth of Pirabharan”. Why don’t you publicize the names and information of all those Tamils so that there is authenticity to what you say. This is also one reason I support a UNHRC investigation on every aspect of your complaints since 1948 until today. I can’t understand why most Tamils wants an investigation specifically for end of the terror war in 2009?

          With regard to equal rights for Tamils, give me a list of rights that only the Sinhalese enjoy but not Tamils.

          Ajith, for the past 30 years most Tamil youth were engaged in terrorist activities. Do you think Parayabakaran will allow them to join the SL Army? This is a terrorist who took children as his soldiers. And now you say there are no Tamils in the SL Army??

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            eusense
            Good reference http://tamilnation.co/indictment/index.htm

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            Once again you talk rubbish.You may think you are talking with common sense but I am very confident you talk nonsense. You may have more Tamil friends than Sinhalese but do you know how many Sinhalese friends I have? It is not about individual relationships, it is about community and its representation in the decision making process of the administration. According to you are only against to those Tamils who resort to violence against Sinhalese but you are not against to those Sinhalese resort to violence. You think the massacre of Tamils in Colombo street by Sinhalese in 1958, 1962, 1977 and 1983 are not violence. What a common sense you have? You don’t think burning of Jaffna library as violent because it is done by Sinhalese.What actions you took to those criminals who committed crimes until 1983? What a joke you ask for the name of persons you Sinhalese killed and butchered? The whole world knows what you Sinhalese did to Tamils. You Sinhalese have the right to kill Tamils with the support of law whereas Tamils have no right to even decide what they want to eat. For 65 years Sinhala state engaged with terror activities against Tamils. Your terrorist state killed number of Tamil children and pregnant mothers. This is the reason Tamil children took up arms to defend their security. I asked one question about how your sinhala army and sinhalese responded to 1983 attack on a military army vechile but you couldn’t answer that why? Because you are part of that terror.

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              Ajith,
              I think your brain is beyond repair. Who said having Tamil/Sinhalese friends is the most important? Sri Lanka is a democracy, the decision making process of the administration will happen according to the majority vote and that is what happen in any democratic country and Sri Lanka is not an exception! Did I say I am not against the Sinhalese who instigate or carryout violence? In fact I was glad that the GOSL crushed the violent JVP movement. Who said anything about nonviolence of what happened in the years you list. Are you crazy? All those attacks on Tamils were instigated by various people for political advantages. Even some Tamil politicians are responsible for “harthal”, “Satyagraha”, “Civil disobedience” etc. which instigated. 1983 Massacre of soldiers by the terror group did the same. Didn’t the LTTE know the consequences of such activity? I am not saying it is easy being a minority. Discrimination happens and that is universal for all minorities including in the so called developed countries. If you are living in the west I am sure you experience it the same way I do. But do I break the law of this country because of discrimination? NO
              By the way you should have evidence of all the Tamils you claim were killed by the gov.. Information of all close to 100,000 killed by the LTTE is readily available.
              Your ranting of Sinhalese killing Tamils for no reason has no validity. If you can give proof of all I will respond.
              I don’t think you are a person with whom a rational discussion could be had. Sorry, this would be my last response to you.

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                Eusense,

                I think your brain is rusted with Sinhala racism. Read carefully what you said “I have more Tamils as friends than Sinhalese.” You don’t understand the meaning of democracy. Democracy is not having an election only. Yes, Sadam Hussain also had democracy having an election with 99% voting for him. Democracy is about recognising the importance of rule of law, freedom of speech, independent unbiased law, order and justice system. Do you know who burnt Jaffna Library? What action the country’s law, order and justice system took against those criminals?

                You say you support government actions against JVP violence? Do you know how many innocent civilians were massacred by the Sinhala military? Do you support the massacre of innocent civilians by Sinhala military? Do you support the massacre of Tamil civilians by Sinhala military? Do you think that the peaceful protest (Harthal, satyagraha civil dis obediance) by Tamils are violent? Do you think that crushing the public protest by state violence is right? So justify the massacre of innocent civilians by Sinhala thugs and military are the correct way of dealing with pubic protest? You justify that 1983 violence against innocent Tamils is justifiable. In simple terms, if a terrorist attack a military person, the military should wipe out the Tamil community, not the terrorist.
                Dear Brother
                Keep that the list of evidences of 100,000 Sinhalese killed by LTTE in your safe custody. Do you have any intention of publishing that evidence in this site or you want to provide them when you face the international investigation?

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                  “Do you know how many innocent civilians were massacred by the Sinhala military? “

                  If you want to get “credible” figures on alleged Tamil civilian killings by the SL military, visit the archives of your own ‘voice of the LTTE’ the TamilNet and you will get a figure less than 8000. This may include the deaths of LTTE Cadres as well.

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      You are mistaken.
      This Idiot Malinda of Wander land is trying make Tamils and Sinhalese against each other enemies,
      Like his Masters Jarapassa Clan do,
      and to please his masters writing some Bullshit and showing to Dhaja JArapassa clan and saying that
      ” SEE what I wrote and how they response”.
      Please, Please, give me an another chance to go to Geneva,
      I also like to Enjoy Free Swiss Brothel Nights, like Jarapal and Bandula,
      I will not be like Kehelmuwa in Australia,
      and give me a new lap top and a car permit also.
      I will be your Arse liking Lap Dog forever”.
      These are the Type of people called Hyenas and Vultures.

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      Ajith, you are a no. 1 chauvinist who is no second to late Prabha the murderer. Only difference is you are an unarmed (as I wish to believe) chauvinist. Just because you have good no. of likes from the like minded people among the CT readership, that does not mean your good-for-nothing comment has a anything valuable. It is no point of putting a counter argument here for you because you are someone who never learns anything or ready to accept a different opinion. God or (whoever your spiritual leader for that matter) bless you!

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      Ajith, you are a chauvinist, similar to the late murderer Prabha. Only difference is you are unarmed (as I wish to believe). It is no point to counter argue with you, as you are blind with anti Sinhalese mentality of which Im sure will not bring you anything. (Or to the tamil community for that matter). Just because you have got a good no. of ‘likes’ from the like minded Tamil chauvinists among CT readership, that does not mean you have build up a nice story. If you go through (with a clear, unbiased mind) the very well written history of Sri Lanka, you can find answers to all of your no-facts-but-only-bullshit comment.

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    Malinda’s articles should be limited to “The Nation” bringing it to TC is waste of time and space.

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      That is right he belongs to the Nation paper which supports the liars, cheaters and thieves of the Rajapakses.

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      I enjoyed this one really.I agree that his other ones were shit.

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      You dont have to worry about that Burt. The moderator knows his job.

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    It seems that it doesn’t take much to amuse this Sinhala fundamentalist, particularly anything that he sees as division within the TNA. He appears to have dedicated some considerable time to pen this piffle.

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    Is it “Watch your F…..g Mouth or I will shut it for you, You Vellala P…k.

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      This guy is preoccupied with the Vellala Caste. In every comment he brings this without any reference to caste issues!! I think he desperately needs to see a psychiatrist!!

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        A person wthout money is jealous at the guy who has. At least he has hope that he will be rich one day but what can a low cast person do he knows he will never belong to a higher cast so the only thing he can do is hate the higher cast.

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    Not as interesting as the parallel universe of Gamanpilla and Dimu.

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    This is sooo banal I just can’t get myself to read this bullshit anymore…

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    This man is now eligible for another free laptop, or perhaps car import license..

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    Seriously, Senathraja is a member of the LTTE wing of the TNA headed by Sambandan, Terror Sira and Diaspora Prema.

    They got a lot in common, and totally against any reconciliation with the rest of the inhabitant population.

    Even some Diasporians know the tactics of this pro LTTE faction..

    CM Vigneswaran does not carry any baggage of the LTTE.

    He has no obligations to the Diaspora unlike the rest of the TNA who were hand picked by Prabakaran and shoved into Parliament.

    They are now totally under the GTF, and the TNGTE.

    CM Wiggie seems to have realized that the agenda of the TNA is totally different.

    Wiggie’s recent statements indicate that he is torn between the TNA agenda and the needs and expectations of the inhabitants who elected him.

    Looking at the photo of the Kids from Kllinochchi in another column, any independent minded intelligent person would realize what these kids need is financial assistance to get at least two square meals a day, books , uniforms and freedom to attend school.

    Not a TNA Police force and Land Titles, because the parents of these Mullative, Killinochchi and other rural kids wouldn’t get any benefits from them.

    And the CM , who has lived all his life among his people, couldn’t be oblivious to this fact.

    But the TNA lot who lived in their comfy homes in Colombo under full STF protection and watched these kids become child soldiers, or starving drop outs wouldn’t have a bar of their current needs..

    What do they do now?.

    Travel to the Western Capitals with Tax Payers money, and beg the likes of Cameron , Harper and Obama to punish the Govt , impose trade sanctions, and Economic embargoes.

    And ask the inhabitants in the ex Captive Territory not to cooperate with the Govt, whenever the Govt try initiate programs to help the poor.

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    “Justice Wigneswaran is a newsmaker in a meaningful sense. Many people believe that he is someone who can make a difference. *****He entered one of most corrupt and deteriorated political systems pretending to be a democracy********. However, he remains enthusiastic and maintains his ideology in an effort to create something meaningful.” http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2014/02/life-has-to-be-designed-by-your.html

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    The fool again. In fact, I only read comments. This man is trying wider audience through CT. I am sure NATION sells well below 500 copies. However, it’s a means to measure this man’s depth and English. In fact, in the context of intellectual companionship, he is a poor loser. His only strength is his political affiliation it’s the reason for his survival.

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    Malinda does not understand that in a democracy even people within the same group can have opposite views and argue about a topic. Malinda like Palitha Kohona, Dayan Jayatilleke, Champika Ranwaka etc are blind and are paid servants of the Rajapakse regime and cannot understand true democracy. Recently I saw a news clip where Dayan J is saying that the killing of civilians by the army during the last days of the war was because Ranil did not kill Prabaharan before when he had a chance. What a stupid statement. These guys do not have self dignity.

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    .
    Is this what a Chief Editor of a newspaper writes?

    Shame on you Malinda…..

    :-)

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    Malinda,

    Welcome to your natural state. Obviously Mahinda Puja has not been too successful – doing more damage than good.So you back to please those in the gutter with imaginary conflicts between people whom they are paranoid about. You are well suited for this – though lacking in skills to do it really well.

    Sad to see you give up too early on the more civilized pretense that you attempted thorough articles like the “Muslim in me”. Obviously it has not worked out for you and you seem to have given up on it.

    Given your un-evolved Sinhala Buddhist mental condition – this it the kind of stuff that suits you well. It is a good start, but a poor job. You need to try harder.

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    The fight between Mavai Senathiraja and Wigneswaran seem to be like the one between Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha.

    One who is eating the pie is jealous with the one who wants to eat it.

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    Both are terrorist left overs.

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    what is the purpose of of this articel?
    what are you trying to say other than fooling the sinhala Modays

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    That’s the different.
    Mahinda either white van or buy the dissidents
    TNA debate openly

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    malinda needs to wash his face.[Edited out]

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    Ha! Ha! Good one Malinda.

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