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Wigneswaran Bids Adieu…

By Malinda Seneviratne –

Malinda-Seneviratne

If the TNA’s manifesto with its not-so-subtle separatist posturing dismays those who believe that the TNA has to be part of any discussion on post-conflict resolution, the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate C.V. Wigneswaran must leave them in tears.

First, because his inconsistency plays into the hands of those who harbor apprehensions about the TNA’s political will with respect to reconciliation.  He was, ab initio, a ‘problem’ for the hardliners in the TNA.  He was a living contradiction of the discrimination gripe. He was ‘Colombo’, an eminent symbol of the city’s cosmopolitan brag.

He also walked into, precipitated and is a symbol of party disunity.  The TNA’s constituent parties are not exactly ‘friendly’ to begin with, and Wigneswaran’s arrival, given his professional and public stature, has not exactly elicited cheer from the ‘lesser’ parties of the coalition.   He may have been cheered by section of the Sinhala politic for snubbing Tamil Nadu politicians revered by Tamil politicians, but this has clearly irked his detractors within the TNA.  Such division stumps the emergence of an authentic and united political voice that can articulate grievance and extract ‘solution’.

The second reason for dismay, clearly evident for example in the long lament of seasoned and well-informed commentator on Tamil politics, D.B.S. Jeyaraj where he refers to the how and why of Wigneswaran praising Prabhakaran.  Jeyaraj details a pandering to hawkishness which many believe detracts from rather than further the cause of reconciliation.

While a landslide win for the TNA would save some blushes, at least to enable the hawks to claim it won an overwhelming mandate to be ‘Eelamish’, a result which shows even the most marginal of gains for the ruling party would draw many pooh-poohs from many quarters.  Even a landslide win on a hardline platform promising the undeliverable will only harden counterpart hawks and ensure that the country as a whole remains at an impasse on the vexed issue of inter-communal harmony.  The shameless resurrection of Tigerish rhetoric shows that lessons have not only not been learned, but are being deliberately ignored for petty political gain.

When someone of Wigneswaran’s stature and reputation begins to mimic someone like Suresh Premachandran it only indicates the poverty of Tamil politics, a poverty which forces party and candidate to pander to the most chauvinistic of sentiments.

While all this can be brushed aside as ‘part and parcel of electoral politics,’ Wigneswaran’s flip-flopping on Velupillai Prabhakaran must upset those who believed he had the credentials to ‘bridge’ the so-called ethnic divide and that he was a man who the Sinhalese (for example) would be willing to listen to.  In politics, track record matters, but given the terrible blows to reconciliation dealt by the LTTE, no one who glorifies that terrorist organization can expect anything but derision by the majority community.

What is increasingly apparent is that Wigneswaran is just another Siva Pasupathy or worse, a closet Tiger.  That’s nothing new to those who distrust the TNA and have not forgotten that party’s shameless genuflection before terrorism and terrorists.  More disturbing to those who championed Wigneswaran or believed that the TNA was a credible outfit to discuss anything with, is Wigneswaran’s turn-around with respect to the LTTE and in particular its ruthless leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Wigneswaran stated in Prabhakaran’s home town, Velvettithurai, that the terrorist was ‘a great hero’ and one ‘who fought for the freedom of the Tamil people’.  Wigneswaran cannot pretend to be unaware of the horrors unleashed on the Tamil people in the name of liberation.  There were no caveats, no subtlety and no apology in his words.  He effectively downgraded himself to the level of Daya Master at the time the LTTE was a politico-military factor.

Snubbing the likes of Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi is one thing, but thumbing nose at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay is certainly not going to draw any cheers.  Pillay, a mass of contradiction herself and afflicted with partial myopia to boot, nevertheless stated, ‘those in the diaspora who continue to revere the memory of the LTTE must recognize that there should be no place for the glorification of such a ruthless organization’.

Perhaps Wigneswaran took refuge in the ‘Diaspora Clause’ and believes he will be spared a knuckle-rap, but he has clearly embarrassed the lady, who many in the ‘cause’ see as ally.  The next time she talks about reconciliation, negotiation and such, she could be asked, ‘with whom?’  She won’t be able to say ‘TNA’ because her statement could be thrown in her face, viz, ‘you mean with people who glorify a ruthless organization, who, in your book, “should have no place”?’

Indeed, given her special interest in Sri Lankan affairs, Pillay may want to say something about or to Wigneswaran.  As for Sri Lankans sick and tired of communalism and chauvinism, it would be hard for them to see Wigneswaran as anything but ‘obstacle’ and read whatever he says as ‘stuff out of Prabhakaran’s old hat’.

C.V. Wigneswaran has bid adieu not just to the institutions of justice, but decency, civilization, reconciliation and potential statesmanship.  The Tamil community is poorer.  Sri Lanka as a whole is poorer.

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

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    Vigneswaran, if all the statements attributed him are true (and that’s a big IF) has, at best been inconsisted, at worst a bit foolish. Maybe it’s because he is new to the cut and thrust of politics.

    Instead of trying to correct all that has been attributed to him, he should issue one clear and definitive statement on his position regarding Prabaharan, the LTTE, and Thamil Eelam.

    If anyone supports Thamil Eelam, that’s up to them and they have every right to say so. I don’t, but that’s beside the point. And FUCK the 6th Amendment; it’s bloody fascistic thought and speech control device that Sinhala chauvinists (including Dayan Jayatilleke) try to use to intimidate others!

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      FUCK the 13 amendment. It is bloody fascist and full with Tamil racism.

      Selective justice won’t work.

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        MS stop being a bigoted, UNBALANCED hypocrite and start doing some sociopolitical analysis – if you are capable of any analysis! RIOTS, RACISM and ELECTIONS GO TOGETHER IN SOUTH ASIA – check out India now preparing for its elections and riots season..

        So, come on folks stop squealing! What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander in a country where Barbarism rules at the TOP with the corrupt, uneducated, crude and vile leaders of the Sinhala Buddhist majority – the Rajapssa dictatorship. Gota the goon and MR with their racist cronies, Wimal Baluvansa and Pathala Champika of the JHU have been playing the ethno-nationalist racist card to get votes is the Sinhala Buddhist majority. This is their forte and political culture – DIVDE, DISTRACT and RULE the SInhalaya Modayas. So now the Tamil Modayas and minorities follow the Sinhala Barbarian leader!
        BUT when the minorities mimic the majority racist the likes of MS start squealing fowl RACISM!
        Spewing racism to get votes is an old past time indulged by the racist Rajapassa regime, and now minorities follow the example of the MAJORITY!
        Elections give rise to the worst ethno-nationalist rhetoric and RIOTS..
        JHU and Weerawansa have been constantly spewing Sinhala Buddhist adti -Tamil, Muslims, Christian venom to get votes, so now it is the turn of the Tamil parties. There is no possibility of a riot in the north except by the military terrorists who are occupying the land there..

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      These are just blatant lies that are being spread by state media institutions inclu. that of MS these days. It is easy to deceive srilankens, this we have been noticing since 2005.

      MS has never been impartial whatever the views he published on CT sofar.

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      What is Kumar David’s position on the LTTE? I think he has been either ambivalent, supportive and even an admirer of its technical exercise directed towardskilling people.

      Perhaps Prof. David can give a reference to any of his articles (prior to May 2009) where he wrote anything critical of the Tigers. I also remember a big argument in ground views(?) where Kumar david and the JVP-hit man Lionel Bopage were writing articles claiming that the LTTE is a necessary thing for
      the dignity of the Tamils, or some such thing. I have relatives who are strong supporters of the LTTE who also said that, and claimed that the LTTE is the
      only thing that can defend the Tamils.

      I strongly disagree. I think Tamils are now regarded in many parts of the world as being involved in human smuggling, terrorism and all kinds of rackets. This is all because of the LTTE. Wigneswaran, in touching the topic of the LTTE, has diminished himself and lost his dignity. WE TAMILS have LOST our dignity. This doesn’t matter to the top people or the rich Tamils of wealthy professionals (doctors, lawyers etc) as they have connections and are VIPS “who travel Business class”. But I hear from some ex-pat friends that the ordinary Tamil gets the full brunt of it when he goes looking for a job.

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        Manoharan is unaware of the reams I have written and said about the LTTE, nevertheless insists on erroneously defining my views!

        Even the Editor os the Daily News (see Editorial on 13 Sept) who is politically opposed to me, has managed to sumarise my position in two or three sentences better than this Manoharan. The rest of that editorial should be discarded, but that’s a separate matter.

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          All I asked for was just ONE reference of a CLEAR DENUNCIATION of the LTTE by prof. David from the “reams” that Prof. Kumar David claims to have written prior to May 2009. Instead of giving such a reference, he sends us to a recent Daily News editorial written by someone else. If he openly criticized the LTTE he will find it hard to meet up with his buddies in Britain and elsewhere. That is the rub.

          I think he, like many other frequent writes and Tamil leaders, failed us and the thinking public of this country miserably because of their social class and their associates who determine their thinking. Of course, we cannot blame them, because THEY TOO HAVE BEEN POLITICALLY SHORT SIGHTED for at least 30-40 years. They may pretend to be political “pundits”, but they are NOT.

          They loved the on-going attacks on the government (that they have been, and are, hostile to), by the Tamil leadership. But they did not bother to note that the means used to achieve this attack were the lives of the poor Vanni Tamils who could not move even to the South, let alone going abroad to seek safety and prosperity.

          I too could be hostile to many aspects of this government, but I could not EVER support the LTTE at ANY Level, even though I had to put up with it from even some of my relatives mesmerized by our nationalist political ideology. Tamil nationalism (or Sinhala nationalism which is the other side of the coin) is what our leaders used as the drug our people send them to fight a majority 10 times larger than us. Wigneswaran is now pressing the same buttons that fit in with his Colombo-7 Tamil-lawyer class that is ever prepared to use the Vanni tamils as the disposable “பந்து”, i.e., pantu’. .

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        Manoharan has correctly identified the madness that is once again taking hold of Sri Lanka. Our politicians and those in vociferous influence, especially in the media, opt for the confrontational politics of not so long ago that only led us to violence and bloodshed. Meanwhile, the ordinary man bears the brunt of this return to business as ‘usual’.
        Tamils in SL have lost their dignity, are disoriented and hurting. The young put on a brave face and do their best with innocent hope but beneath this veneer one senses the despair and frustration. In the Diaspora, Tamils are increasingly looked at askance by their adopted communities; taken initially as erudite, resourceful and hardworking, they are now seen as vengeful and vexatious and determined to pursue a lost and violent cause.
        The world has also now woken up to the true colours of the Sinhalese; seeing them as racist, intolerant, dominating and ungenerous among other things.
        When we go abroad, an introduction as Sri Lankan usually elicits the question ‘Sinhalese’ or ‘Tamil’ perhaps so that we can be placed appropriately.
        What a fine mess we Sri Lankans have got ourselves into.

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    Coming soon after Kumaran Pathmanathan’s demoltion job on vellala Wigneshwaran,in the the international media on the eve of the NPC election, Milinda has dynamited any pieces of credibility that remained of this supposed to be eminent ex Judge.

    Here is what KP said.

    “Wiggy as judge gave harsher penalties to LTTE suspects than the Sinhala Judges”,

    ( Obivously to get brownies the same way as he is now praising Praba to please the Diaspora).

    As for his handler LTTE proxy Sambandan, this is what KP said,

    “Sambandan doesn’t want the Govt to release the ex LTTE leaders who are in custody desite my efforts to free them after a fair trial.”

    Sambandan is afraid that his TNA activists can’t operate freely in ex LTTE territory to hoodwink the poor people.”

    Interesting times ahead one would think.

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      That is not the real reason.

      LTTE always wanted Tamil Elam. They died for it, got fcuked for it, lost relatives for it, sacrificed dignity for it. HARD CORE LTTE cadres in custody still want it.

      They are violently AGAINST anything less like a provincial council nonsense.

      So if they come out, they kill TNA as they did to Amirthalingam, Thiruchelvam, Uma Maheswaran, etc.

      That is why TNA want harsher punishments on hard core LTTE cadres and want them to REMAIN in jail.

      MR should release them and PIT them against TNA. There is no bigger fun than Tamils killing, aborting, etc., etc. fellow Tamils.

      Remember the TMVP-LTTE fun?

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      K.A.Sumanasekera:
      What your rhetoric and that of your tutor, Malinda (NOT “Milinda” as you have stated, though the Freudian slip is very understandable!) expresses is that you are really disturbed that Wigneswaran is going to be a dangerous enemy, one who cannot be bought as have the Tamil mercenaries such as Pillayan, Karuna, KP etc. etc.
      What all of your hoodlums cannot comprehend is someone of principle because that word does not exist in your vocabulary or that of those who pay you to mouth b.s.

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      “Here is what KP said.

      “Wiggy as judge gave harsher penalties to LTTE suspects than the Sinhala Judges”,

      Does’nt that say that he respected the rule of law and threw the book aat them when the so called deshapremi hero’s with no balls wanted to cut deals.

      ““Sambandan doesn’t want the Govt to release the ex LTTE leaders who are in custody desite my efforts to free them after a fair trial.”
      So how can the idiots in parliament and deshapremi of Rajapakstan call them the LTTE proxies.

      ‘Interesting times ahead one would think’
      Interesting indeed. Reading the crap you write is better than listning to Russell Peters.

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      K.A.Sumanaskera:
      Is there LITERALLY no end to the racist crap that you keep producing (and CT keeps reproducing)?
      However, you are but a slightly crasser version of that unmentionable, Malinda Seneviratne, who will say and do anything to earn his daily bread from his employers, the Rajapassas.
      You and MS were obviously conceived before an enlightened time when pregnancies were terminated if the mother-to-be was found to be carrying some seriously deformed creature!

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    It is time the Chingalams and Muslims take up arms against Tamils.

    Why always Tamils take up arms against the rest of the people?

    Others are also entitled to an armed struggle against Tamil racism.

    As Hindustan Times said ONLY state actors are responsible for war crimes. Non state actors are not responsible for war crimes.

    An anti-Tamil non state actor can do wonders in SL.

    Their activities will be self financing too! :)

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      Leela, why this hatred? Why can’t you write as Leela? Why do you want take a Muslim and pretend that you cannot spell Sinhalese? Why purposely mistake it to Chingalams?

      When the truth is that you are a JHU racist, please be that way without covering behind other ethnicities to propagate your dirty racism.

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        well Leela needs psychiatric treatment for sure

        also he is scared to use his own name due to the Lee Potter scam he was involved in!

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      A good point to ponder……

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      Leela,

      Right now if anybody wants to take up arms it is the Muslims against the Sinhala-Buddhists. There are possibilities of Tamils and Muslims uniting together but not the other way.

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      Fuka Simba,[ Leea, jin sotty, KAS].

      KP is a Wanted criminal and a Killer, like your Other Contracted Prostitutes,
      like Ex Saints of LTTE, Pileyan, Karuna, Raghu, Chandran, Muthur Sudaha, Thunukkai Selvam.

      All Of you are Hiding under the Rajapassa Satakaya, with Patronage of Gothaya Who use your gang to do all Shit washing Jobs.

      And Jarapassas are feeding those Snakes With Milk.

      We know that White vans are ready and
      any time they will go for our Innocent Sinhalese, Who do not like to pay ransoms,
      What happened to Gold and Money taken from LTTE Coffers.

      Any Clue who used them like “Helping Myself HAMBATHOTA”.

      And All Sri Lankan Knows that Indians also responsible for war crimes done in sri lanka.
      We did not forget that they [ IPKF] killed our Buddhist priests in Trincomalee and looted the North and east.

      You all who engage in the Prostitution with Jarapassa Clan and loot the country with Ex LTTEers.
      You all can tell your handlers, the Jarapassa clan,
      The respected People of Sri Lanka, now knows Who are The TRAITORS,
      Who are the Patriots Are.

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    First when I read ” Wigneswaran Bids Adieu…” I was very happy. But later realized it is not true, yet. Sigh! :(

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      Its ok. Some people take more time to understand. You can get some help. Try Mervine Karuna Pillaiyan. they may be able to help you.

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      Fathima Fukushima:
      WHY have you not replaced the “c” in your last name?

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        “Interesting times ahead one would think”
        Because Douglase is organizing enough of that for her/him.

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          The quoted portion should read.
          “WHY have you not replaced the “c” in your last name?”

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      Fuke SimbaS.
      some WHO Sit on their Brains canot understand any thing,

      You proved that you all are belongs to them.

      We come to know before hands that, you
      “Gona Hearenakota Pol pale kanda haddanne kiyala”.

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      Lie, lie, lie till you die…. The latest version is:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5skvIvPr28#t=736

      Enjoy.

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    Malinda has bid adieu to reason and fairness in reporting what Wigneswaran said.
    Meanwhile,Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema has bid adieu to sri lanka after many threats due to her reporting the fact that the five who invaded her home were looking for documents and were not real robbers.

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    I wonder how many Tamil voters actually hear anything other than TNA rhetoric …. poor souls.

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    ” As for Sri Lankans sick and tired of communalism and chauvinism, it would be hard for them to see …” not only “..Wigneswaran as anything but ‘obstacle’ and read whatever he says as ‘stuff…” , but also guys like you, the BBS and those who support them, who are also “obstacles” with their “communalism and Chauvinism” displayed for all to see.

    So pots should stop calling kettles black (even if they are not)!

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    /* He was a living contradiction of the discrimination gripe. */
    In south MR have few brothers to play the good guy and bad guy roles to buddhists and muslims.

    Gota play the good guy role to extreme buddhists and MR plays the good guy role to muslims.

    This guy Wigneswaran don’t have good guys and bad guys. He had to do it all by himself. He had to win the tamil hardliners (ex-LTTE supporter) votes while he also need to win moderate tamil votes.

    So he is sending all these different messages to different voter segment.

    Meanwhile UPFA released Former LTTE leader Paduman and getting KP more active to win tamil hardliner votes.

    It is typical politics that all political parties play except UNP. (UNP is stupid not to play this game to woo hardliner votes)

    And Milinda is just trying help UPFA in this election. -:)

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      ///* He was a living contradiction of the discrimination gripe. */
      In south MR have few brothers to play the good guy and bad guy roles to buddhists and muslims.

      Gota play the good guy role to extreme buddhists and MR plays the good guy role to muslims.

      This guy Wigneswaran don’t have good guys and bad guys. He had to do it all by himself. He had to win the tamil hardliners (ex-LTTE supporter) votes while he also need to win moderate tamil votes.

      So he is sending all these different messages to different voter segment.

      Meanwhile UPFA released Former LTTE leader Paduman and getting KP more active to win tamil hardliner votes.

      It is typical politics that all political parties play except UNP. (UNP is stupid not to play this game to woo hardliner votes)//

      My thoughts exactly !! As dirty as ever !!

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    C.V.Wigneswaran has really entered the political arena to mend the bonds between the Sinhalese and the Tamils. There can be extremists in both the Tamils and the Sinhalese. It is utterly absurd to state that Wigneswaran is closer to LTTE. He has clearly stated that Federalism is the most suitable solution for the present crisis. Any educated person should know the distinction between separation and Federalism. Briefly Federalism is an advanced state of Unitary form of government. It has the force of bringing everyone together by promoting mutual understanding towards each other. First of all experience the taste of Federalism. The Sinhalese in Canada has experienced the finer taste of Federalism having enjoyed the benefits of Federalism. One should not forget history. Has not the Germans and the Japanese bounced back after the Second World War. Sri Lanka has an opportunity to build itself from the 13th Amendment by adding more powers to the Provincial Councils. Sri Lanka blundered itself at the Thimpu Talks for failure to expose the diplomacy as well as the LTTE. If one knows why 13th Amendment was brought, no one would have criticized. Those critics will only realize if the IAF drops another ten food parcels in the North. One should not forget how JR was dictated when signing the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord, which is a reminder to the Sinhala extremists.

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    Why does he call himself editor-in-chief of ‘The Nation’? Are there other editors in the Nation newspaper? Who are they? Or is it within the nation of Rajapakses he is the editor-in-chief? Perhaps. Who else? Who wants to read the convoluted English Rajapal writes sans any interesitng ideas. Chandraprema still writes collated stuff from various documents like he wrote books on the JVP from police reports given by Ravi J. etc. Shamindra of course nothing but the by-line of his master Gota. I suppsoe Malinda has managed to dupe the ordinary reader with his claim to be a poet. Sure there have been great nationalist poets like Seamus Heaney. Did you ever hear that Heaney did the dirty work for the regime he would have politically sided with? And the Irish were involved in a much fiercer war of course and they were the oppressed, unlike Malinda’s Sinhala Buddhist regime.

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      This Malinda S and His Co have an Incurable Cough.

      They are always Coughing for Mahinda Jarapassa and Clan of looters.

      But For fee or Santhosam.

      What a Shame for their so called higher Education and respects of their Families.
      If they all read these comments??.

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    People like M.SeneviRotten have bid adieu to their souls and sold their aaahsholes for a laptop and a few other perks. When this government is about to fall, rats like him will be the first to jump the sinking ship either to the winning side or seeking asylum abroad. Similar things happened just before Saddams and Gaddafis regimes disintegrated.
    Sri Lanka as a country will always be the poorer as long as there are people who write such sycophantic drivel and as long as there are idiots who read and digest such drivel.

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      Fully agree about the “idiots who read and digest such drivel” ! If your anti Mahinda sentiments are authentic just ignore writers of this kind and post no replies to what they write.

      Do it for just two weeks and watch the skittles fall !

      Also you can note the pseudonyms of the Government hacks who will be the only ones commenting.

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    If Malinda Seneviratne is writing this article only to his handful of Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists it is understandable. At least he needs some readers for his rag that has hardly any circulation. However, since it was published here on CT with a misleading title, I had no choice but to see what Malinda is trying to say.

    When C.V. Wigneswaran was a Supreme Court judge, he maintained his consistency, decency, stature and reputation to the highest level. As a Colombo Tamil, he did not favor anybody, he was very strict in is judgments even if it was Tamils or LTTE.

    Today, C.V. Wigneswaran is not a judge but a politician. When you engage in politics, you should be a politician. A politician cannot think of his/her stature and reputation. To win the Presidential election in 2005, Mahinda Rajapakshe went to the extent of bribing Prabhakaran to win the election by preventing the Tamil people from voting. Fortunately, Wigneswaran has still not gone to the extent of mimicking someone like Mahinda Rajapakshe but if the necessity arises, as a politician he may have to stoop to that level. At prabakaran’s home town Wigneswaran is praising him as a hero and at another place he says the idea of a separate state is dead and gone along with the LTTE. This shows that Wigneswaran is following the steps of successful Sinhala politicians like Mahinda Rajapakshe.

    As a politician who is campaigning to win the election, Wigneswaran has to win the hearts of the Tamil people who were suspicious (due to various reasons) about him right from the time he was selected by the TNA. Why should Wigneswaran win the hearts of the majority Sinhalese? It is not the Sinhalese but the Tamils who are going to vote for him. If he wants to get votes from Prabakaran’s village he has to praise Prabakaran. If this kind of politics works for the Sinhala politicians then it should work for the Tamils as well.

    Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Diaspora are worried that Wigneswaran with his Sinhala in-laws might lean towards the government and betray the Tamils (we have seen many such traitors). TGTE and GTF are worried that they will become irrelevant if Wigneswaran becomes the Chief Minister. The Sinhala politicians are calling him a Tamil terrorist supporter. Obviously, Wigneswaran has to turn into a competent politician to cope with all these and get the votes from the people. Definitely, he has bid adieu to his old institutions at least temporarily.

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    Malinda,

    Tamil community is not poorer. It is rich in culture, education, justice unlike corrupted, racist, unlawful Sinhala community.

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    The TNA Manifesto and the statements of Wigneswaran are driven by the objectives of the LTTE diaspora which is hell bent on an independent Tamil Eelam. This is clear from recent statement of Rudra Kaumaran of the TGTE, an extract of which is given below.

    “The Sinhala polity and its constituent parties are all bent on denying the Tamils their own Tamil national identity, and on submerging that identity into a greater Sri Lankan identity. Upholding the distinct nationhood of Eelam Tamils and expressing our desire to establish a State of our own are absolutely essential to protect our will to struggle for that freedom. We appeal to our voting public to solidly back the TNA also because it is of paramount importance at this juncture that the outcome of the PC elections becomes the clearest expression to the world of the Tamil people’s aspirations for their distinct nationhood, despite the very limited political space these people have in the island of Sri Lanka to exercise that right. Our position with regards to the PC elections expressed here is the outcome of a debate in the parliament of the TGTE”.

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      You don’t know or not willing to show that what lead to the birth of an independent Tamil Eelam. In Tamil politics TGTE, LTTE came to this country after long period of continuous destruction of Tamils, Tamils economy and existence of Tamils in this island. The concept came from its predecessor and father of Tamil politics SJV Chelvanayagam. Tamil Congress, then Federal Party, then TULF: 50:50, Federal state, Independent Tamil Eelam. You Sinhalese agreed to almost all concepts but failed to implement but continued the path of genocide. When that is your choice, only solution is an independent Tamil Eelam. Your leaders, your educated progressive groups all clearly stated that Federalism may lead to division and therefore we will massacre you as we did in “Nanthikadal”. You never showed an interest to discuss the things what you thought, you agreed over time and time. TNA put forward its proposal and your Government failed to sit and talk. Why you are reluctant to talk?

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        Absolututely right, Ajith,

        The Sinhala political elite is hell bent on destroying the Tamil nation that exists in the North-East of Sri Lanka for several millenniums. This is their goal since independence.

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    Malinda is going to be on Lasantha’s memorial lecture.
    “This Saturday, September 21, Sri Lankans Without Borders and the South Asian Journalists Association are hosting the Lasantha Wickrematunge Memorial Lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. At the lecture, Sri Lankan and Canadian journalists will discuss the troubled state of press freedom in Sri Lanka, four years after government forces defeated the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Those interested in registering to attend the event can find out more on the lecture’s web page.”
    http://theagenda.tvo.org/blog/agenda-blogs/agenda-plus-press-freedom-sri-lanka

    I am sure he will say something about Ms. Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema

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    Dear friends,

    please look at the vision and mission of EPDP which is exactly same as TNA manifesto in terms of devolution of powers for the merged North East Powers. Can we consider this as the Government’s vision and mission since both the Government and EPDP contest on the same vision and mission towards separation?
    Look at the terms: United Sri Lanka; Autonomy; Permanently merged North East Province as a single unit; asymmetric powers.

    Vision and Mission of the EPDP

    Peaceful coexistence of all ethnic groups in a united Sri Lanka
    Power sharing at the Centre for all, and autonomy for the Provinces
    Permanently merged North and East as a single Province
    Devolution of asymmetric powers to the North – East Province
    Internal autonomy for the Muslims of the North – East Province

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      Ajith and Dear friends,
      DO You Still Believe this E P D P And DuGIYA???????.

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    I think the whole issue is just another political panapoly. After all what is the UPFA manifesto that included the abolition of the ex.presidency. Will it ever happen- Not unlikely during this regime. It would definitely go some day after trimvirate power block is gone?
    mahen.siriwardena

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    Malinda I agree with you that this guy Vigneswaran has lost all credibility. At yet another TNA rally onthe 18th,he had gone and glorified Pirapaharan again as a “Great Hero” who succeeded in making the world to look at the SL Tamils many times.

    Sampanthan and Sumanthiran got him parachuted in as the TNA’s CM candidate much against the wish of other Tamil leaders. To get votes he is playing the LTTE card and had stooped down to describing this terrorist Pirapaharan as a great hero. Remember, this very same Vigneswaran when he was a judge handed down harshest sentences on LTTE suspects as correctly pointed out by KP. As I commented elsewhere in Colombo Telegraph, Vigneswaran has turned out to be yet another cheap Tamil politician after political office having joined TNA bandwagon, which is seen by many Tamils with political ambitions, as the best way to get political office in North East Sri Lanka. His flip-flopping over his statement to Hindu about Tamil Nadu leaders demonstrated that he has no strength of character.

    Vigneswaran and TNA are playing the tiger card and re-igniting communal hatred among the Tamils in order to capture power in the Northern Provincial Council. At a TNA rally held in Kilinochchi on 19th, the whole place was decorated by the yellow-red flag (the LTTE flag) sans the Tiger emblem ( see Tamilwin at http://news.lankawin.com/show-RUmryJSdMXmp7.html).

    Speaking at this rally Sritharan MP reminiscing the LTTE days referred to the yellow-red flag and said the only thing that was missing was in the flag was the symbol (Tiger emblem). Federal party’s flag is a tri-colour flag (red,yellow and green) but now they are exibiting the LTTE flag sans the Tiger emblem. This is the very same flag one would see in the pro-LTTE held in Canada and Europe. Even the pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora women wear sarees in yellow with red borders at these LTTE functions.

    Sritharan and TNA are opening resurrecting LTTE. Sritharan even said their “Thalavar” (meaning Pirapahana) will reappear again (you can access his speech from Tamilwin at http://news.lankawin.com/show-RUmryJSdMXmp7.html)

    TNA is leading the Tamils on yet another path of disaster. I wish for the good of the Tamils and Sri Lanka, TNA is proscribed and MPs like Sritharan are put behind bars.

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