12 December, 2017

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Wigneswaran Coin Is Missing The Point

By Rasika Jayakody

Rasika Jayakody

Wigneswaran Coin is Missing the Point – Whither Tamil Politics in a Changing North?

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, who signed a disastrous ceasefire agreement with the LTTE in 2002, made an important remark this week at an election rally on claims over the re-merger of the North and East. The Opposition Leader in no uncertain terms said Tamils in the North had bigger problems than the re-merger of the two provinces, which were separated by a Supreme Court order, a few years back. While there are suspicions about the bona fides of Wickremesinghe’s remarks, this public statement clearly indicates that the United National Party is willing to re-position its policies on crucial matters with regard to the “Tamil Problem” in Sri Lanka. In other words, Wickremesinghe is saying that the UNP, the country’s main opposition party which earlier had a fateful tryst with the LTTE, is now in the process of acknowledging post-war realities.

It is in this context that the dialogue over the TNA’s controversial election manifesto needs to be assessed. The main characteristic of the election manifesto of the TNA is its inability to acknowledge post-war realities in a changing North that was freed from the clutches of the LTTE brutality. It is crystal clear that the TNA’s is not willing to give up its separatist inclinations even in the absence of the LTTE.  The TNA, apparently, wants ‘separatism’ to be at the core of its political strategy and this line of thinking  poses a serious threat to the future of ordinary Tamils in the North who are in dire need of immediate solutions to their socio-economic problems.  Fairy tales of “shared sovereignty” and “self-rule” will not mean much to the Tamils on the ground who grapple with endless socio-economic issues in the aftermath of a three decade long conflict. What they need from their provincial administration is not fairy tales or rhetoric, but an effective mechanism that can address their key problems.

When former Supreme Court Justice Wigneswaran was fielded as the CM candidate of the TNA for the Northern Provincial Council, many believed it would give a sense of realism to Tamil politics given his multilingual background and the proven track record as a highly respected Supreme Court judge. There was a strong speculation that Wigneswaran would be the Lakshman Kadirgarmar of the TNA who could act as a bridge connecting the North and the South.  Wigneswaran received his secondary education at Royal College Colombo and his son is married to the daughter of Vasudewa Nanayakkara, Minister of Social Integration and the vociferous leftist politician. As a Magistrate and a District Judge, he has served in Northern, Eastern, North Central, Uva and Western Provinces. This illustrious track record actually relieved him from the cage of petty communal politics and portrayed him as a political leader of national scale over the likes of Sampanthan, Sumanthiran or Suresh Premachandran Some assumed that Wigneswaran, with the grandeur of his character, would steer the TNA towards national politics, taking the party away from communal politics.

However, considering the present state of affairs with regard to the Northern PC election and the election manifesto on which Wigneswaran seeks a mandate, it is clear that the former Supreme Court Judge has failed to live up to the expectations and has entangled himself with unrealistic policies and principles of the TNA. On the other hand, it is quite obvious that the TNA is trying to sell old wine in the new Wigneswaran bottle, thinking the bottle will hoodwink the world!

Last week, Sundaram Divakalala, another Tamil politician, who contests the Northern PC election under the UPFA ticket, drew media’s attention by making some important remarks on the 13th amendment and development of the Northern Province. Product of Jaffna Hindu College and the University of Peradeniya, Divakalala is a former civil servant who headed the Education and Sports Ministry as its Secretary in the former North East Provincial Council.

“If we talk about the 13 th amendment or the 13 plus that people are talking now which is in the highlight in the media I can say I worked as a Secretary of a Ministry of a Province covering North and East under the same powers given. I felt and I feel and I think that the 13th amendment is a starting point for us to develop our province.

The Provincial Councils have adequate powers. There are about 13 subjects are devolved completely to the Provincial Council and 13 powers are concurrent powers which the central government and the provincial council share. With the powers exclusively with the provincial Council and then powers given in the concurrent list, if we can implement those powers correctly and effectively, I think we can develop the province socially and economically,” Divakalala said, in an interview with Sunday Observer.

Compared to the TNA’s unreal election manifesto, Divakalala offers a realistic approach towards resolving problems of the people and “developing the province socially and economically.”  He says that the 13th Amendment is s starting point for them to develop the province and that, in return, gives a sense of confidence to the voter. At the same time, this approach elevates Divakalala to the height of a national political leader rather than locking him up in communal politics or self-rule rhetoric. This is the slot to which Wigneswaran failed to fit in, in his run up to the Chief Minister’s position. Although he is not the ‘favourite’ at the moment to become the Chief Minister of the Northern provincial Council, he has created some value in the system and shown a moderate path to others. That is an important outcome of the Northern Provincial Council election as far as the shifting dynamics are concerned.

What Sri Lanka needs at the moment is not politicians who strangle themselves with communalism, but a new caliber of leaders who engage in politics with a broader approach with the aim of creating a ‘Sri Lankan Identity’. And that is the importance of being ‘Divakalala’ at this juncture where ‘Tamil politics’ in Sri Lanka is struggling hard to re-invent itself in post-war realities.

*Rasika Jayakody is a Sri Lankan journalist who may be contacted at rasikajayakody2@gmail.com 

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    wasn’t this the guy who blamed 83 riots on chelvanayakam who was dead by then? LOL

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      citizenSilva

      SJV Chelvanayakam burnt down the Jaffna library.

      SJV Chelvanayakam shot and killed SWRD Banda and J F Kennedy.

      SJV Chelvanayakam started the first world war.

      SJV Chelvanayakam was instrumental in passing the Sinhala only language policy.

      SJV Chelvanayakam instigated Middle East war.

      SJV Chelvanakam flew the plans which dropped nuclear bomb on Japan.

      ………..

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        “Wigneswaran Coin Is Missing The Point”

        What is the point he is talking about, going on in circles week after week?

        Can’t he earn a living in a more decent way? I forgot – he has to please the masters.

        Hail Godfather MARA!

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        Native Vedda,
        I think you are aware as to who was instrumental in burning the Jaffna Public Library. Prominent Tamil leaders such as A.Amirthalingam, M.Sivasithamparam, V.Yogeswaran, Kumar Ponnampalam, Motilal Nehru, etc were all aware that Gamini Dissanayake has no hand at all in burning the Jaffna Public Library. It is Ganeshalingam who took about JSS men (Cyril Mathew’s men about 80 in number) in two buses and they went on burning the Public Library with Cyril Mathew. Ganeshalingam quietly slipped from Jaffna after dispatching those JSS men. Had Ganeshalingam not transported these JSS men, Jaffna Library would not have got burnt. What was most astonishing after the killing of thousands of Tamils in Vanni, again Mrs.Y.Ganeshalingam contested the Western Provincial Council on Mahinda Party’s ticket and received only 900 votes when there were more than 125,000 Tamil voters in the Western province. Facts cannot be concealed. Sinhalese and the Tamils have become vigilant.

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          Citizen

          Who ever did burn the magnificent Jaffna Library with it rare collection of books and ola manuscripts were free to roam the streets of this island. The library belongs to humanity.

          The arsonist may remain nameless however the act itself tell the world not about the people who perpetrated cultural crime but about the entire stupid people who claim this island their.

          On my rare visits to Jaffna I never missed an opportunity to just pop in and pop out of this cultural centre.

          The sad part of this cultural genocide is that none of the perpetrator has been brought to justice, named nor shamed.

          The state had miserably failed in its duty to pursue the perpetrators whether Ganeshalingam, Cyril or S J V Chelvanayagam.

          I was told that some of the rare books and ola scripts were taken to Colombo and stored somewhere close to the city.

          You seemed to be aware of the circumstances therefore the least you could do is to find the books and ola and return to the rightful owners, the people.

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            Agreed. But the culprits should be exposed to the public. They may be dead, but their successors and supporters should be identified to ascertain whether they are patriotic. The burning of the Jaffna Public library was not only a loss to Jaffna, but to the entire Sri Lanka.

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      lol my exact comment, blame the Tamils for everything

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        lol my exact comment

        Oh dear Dev, it seems you forgot to change the email this time before replying to yourself :-( Now we know why you and “citizenSilva” seem to turn up in various places and rub each other’s backs :-D

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        too many people using my name now !!!

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          Cool story bro :D

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    Why is TNA manifesto not acceptable? They have spoken about three main points, “distinct race”, “Federalism”, and “self governance”. Distinct race well we already have in our constitution a distinct place given to Buddhism, so why cannot some one accept a distinct race? If you do not want to have a distinct race recognized in the constitution then take away the special status given to Buddhism as well.

    Federalism and self governance go hand in hand. In fact both refer to the same. Federalism is not a separate state its self governance of administration. Canada has Federal State, it has nothing to do with separate state.

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    It is about 9 more days for that long lost democratic opportunity of the Tamil people in the North to voice their choice – unless the scared regime thinks of something sinister to sabotage the elections using the oversized and willing Sinhala military machine. Sampanthan and the TNA are in record stating they are now agreeable to work for internal devolution in an undivided country – giving into the counselling of the international community. The TNA Manifesto is being twisted to poison Sinhala minds. Recent history shows it does not require much intellectual depth to mislead the excitable Sinhala passion that has been fed on a long and regular diet of anti-Tamil prejudice.

    Rasika Jayakody, in my humble view, should learn more before taking to teaching.

    “Those who cannot learn take to teaching” (Oscar Wilde)

    Senguttuvan

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      Dear sengutuvan,
      Tamils will show the world, what they believe in? landslide victory will be the answer, hope and definitely they will deliver this election. We tamils show the world we r united we need to rule our land and our own affairs. WE don’t want any brainless thugs ruling us.
      ENOUGH IS ENOUGH……

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        J.muthu

        “landslide victory will be the answer, hope and definitely they will deliver this election.”

        Are you sure about your landslide victory?

        The news reaching me in the jungle is mixed. At the Vavunnia hustings MR commanded a huge rally.

        The race may be a photo finish. Therefore it is too early for celebration,

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      Whatever spin people try, the TNA manifesto is separatist at it’s core and an extention to LTTE’s political idealogy.

      They are still stuck in the false paradigm that brought immense destruction to the Northern tamil community.

      It calls for no relaxation of the existing security measures if TNA wins.

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    ABC countries and USA are countries made up with immigrants. How do they have solved this minority ethnic groups asking their own political system ?

    How do they have even sidelined even the Aboriginal people in those countries ?

    All those countries have assimilated immigrants into their cultures. Even if a foreign culture exists in those countries it is a modified version which can fits to the country’s needs and not the way the immigrant community wants it.

    One mistake was modern Sri Lanka was born long after it was in Colonial hands. Even the Leaders took over the control were overseas educated and did not know much about the Sri Lankan history and the civilization.

    The second reason is since then we did not have proper leaders except the ones who are concerned about themselves.

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      Jim Nutty licks Fathima Fuckshima’s … ….

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      Good signs of being on change mode :) how come you say ?

      “The second reason is since then we did not have proper leaders except the ones who are concerned about themselves.”

      Able leaders were sadly murdered by the war or other means. This is common for both sinhala and tamil communities. Perhaps, more valid for tamils.

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      grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….Good signs of being on change mode :) how come you say ?

      “The second reason is since then we did not have proper leaders except the ones who are concerned about themselves.”

      Able leaders were sadly murdered by the war or other means. This is common for both sinhala and tamil communities. Perhaps, more valid for tamils.

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      JimNutty:
      Does your stupidity truly know no limits? Even your powers of expression seem to be adequate for you to COMPARE the settlement of the USA with the evolution of Sri Lanka to the ethnic make-up of today. the problem is that it is not a matter of COMPARISON between the US and Sri Lanka but one of CONTRAST.
      Only someone more stupid that the proverbial village idiot would try to compare those apples and divul-gedi!

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      Jim Softy,

      You have it backwards. All the immigrants have assimilated to the cultures of the Western countries. Even in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa. It is only in SL that the minorities want the country to adapt to their cultures.

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        You really are a Moron talking through your ass

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    Leave it to the Tamil people, mate. The TNA is their party and they are the best judges of the TNA’s manifesto. You know the TNA is going to win and you can’t stomach it so attack the TNA, it’s manifesto and Justice Wigneswaran.

    As a Rajapaksa worshipper waste your energy and concentrate on the state of the nation Rajapaksa has created for you, the corruption of his government, the criminals in positions of power in his government etc., etc……..

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      Mate,

      TNA win with it’s present manifesto means Tamils have not learned the lessons of Vadukkodai disaster.

      It gives the message to the Sinhalese to get ready for a long haul struggle to save country’s sovereignity and territorial integrity.

      Make no mistake, rest of the population will be ready to face the upcomming threat.

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        hela

        If people want let them vote for it.

        If they want to suffer for it, it is their problem and not yours.

        After all Sri Lanka is supposed to be a five star democracy.

        “It gives the message to the Sinhalese to get ready for a long haul struggle to save country’s sovereignity and territorial integrity.”

        When did Sri Lanka exercise its “sovereignity”? And would you tell us what you mean by Sri Lankan “sovereignity”?

        Just because you heard few words please stop dropping them here and there as if you really understood the meaning and practice of such concepts.

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          Exactly, this hela fella talks of Sri Lankan soverignity, it’s the people, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Veddas and other communities who possess it not an abstract entity Sri Lanka. The concept of Sri Lanka was created by the Sinhalese for the Sinhalese! Territorial Integrity, what is it? It’s the boundaries of a state; well we can have a new reality for that!

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        you seem to be scared of this wiggy chap why is that mate ? is it because you cannot arm-bend the legal eagle like the way you can with other jokers?

        take a chill pill enjoy a shot of gal with some hot hot kadalay then cuddle your missus ;-) and you will certainly feel better my pal!

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    Mr Kathirkamar never acted as a bridge between Tamils and Sinhalese. He is an opportunistic creature served for Sinhala masters like Karuna and Douglas. You cannot compare Justice Wigneswaran with slave Kathirkamar. It is shame that his lands were grabbed by Sinhala as expected.

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    “which were separated by a Supreme Court order, a few years back.”

    Separated by Sarath Silva, the eminent supreme court justice.

    “Tamil Problem”

    It is a Sinhala/Buddhist problem imposed on rest of the people.

    Fairy tales of “shared sovereignty” and “self-rule”

    Achieving, “shared sovereignty” and “self-rule” is plausible. The myth of absolute one nation sovereignty which never saw the light of the day is merely a myth and there are no takers, except the stupid Sinhala/Buddhists.

    Could anyone explain what “he has created some value in the system and shown a moderate path to others” means.

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      Why do these people grab the ‘western concepts’ of sovereignty and territorial integrity, when they can have home grown concepts of rata jathiya and what not?

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    From all what we hear,support for the EPDP is less than a fraction of the tip of the iceberg. Even that tip is visibly melting in the hot water it has got into.

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    What seems to be TNA’s empty bravado is the sweet music to the rats that follow them. On lookers are understandably bewildered by turn of evens. Think again. Why should anyone be bewildered? After all its only rats that will eventually find themselves at bottom of the river! Its the racket they make while on their journey that has become a nuisence.

    Why should Chelvanagam be any different to other Colombo based Pied Piper leading the rat population? Kabar Hashim, a Moslem leads a majority Sinhla electorate. Jeyraj Fernadopulle a Chetti used to do the same somwhere Negombo I think. The Tamil custom have evolved into something that only a Tamil can lead another Tamil. This is symptom of the primitive caste cuctoms. This is how even Tamil nadu operates. Neither Congress nor BMP cannot get a foothold in TN. The 2 local parites are constanly whipping up nationalism to keep themselves at the top.

    The Tamils at the top run other Tamils like union thugs preventing others from infiltrating their patch. It used to be the Vellalar. Why was Alfred Duriappah killed in 1974? The SLFP wanted to inflitrate Jaffna using him. If SLFP did not try to infiltrate Jaffna there probably would have not been LTTE nor a seperatist war.

    Common wisdom demads tweaking the system from the feedback one gets. The inputs must therefore constantly change until the desired output is realised. The Colombo absantee Vellalar want to evolve NE into something like Tamil Nadu. Although NE of Sri Lanka is not Tamil nadu. The conditions there will ensure they fail. I suggest give them what they want. Then sit back and enjoy watching them fail.

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    Lakshman Kadiragarmar was nothing but an “Uncle Tom” to the majority. It is true he was instrumental in getting the LTTE banned, but he did nothing about the Tamil civilians who were being abducted by white vans or being bombed by the air force in retaliation to bombs set off in the south by the LTTE.

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    Sundaram Divakalala and his then Chief Minister, Varatharajah Perumal of the then N-E Provinvial Council contested the election with a view of showing “a moderate path to others”, could not implement any development project or “develop the province socially and economically.”and the latter was ordered to be arrested when he did the only thing he could do.

    From Ponnampalam Arunachalam who worked tirelessly for ‘one nation sovereignty’ to EPDP’s Devananda who kept silent when dilution of lame-duck 13A was discussed in the cabinet cooperated with the successive governments. Rauf Hakkim contested the general election in a SLMC-UNP pact but joined the Rajapakse brothers only to see the Mosques were demolished and Muslim businesses burnt down. This is what cooperation means.

    TNA was supported and elected by Tamil electorate as SLMC by Muslims because of the extremist policies of Rajapaksas. Now the extremists or those pretend to be moderates accuse TNA of having “separatist inclinations”, working for “separatism” and “what LTTE could not get with bullets TNA try with ballots”. LTTE stood for separatism whereas TNA for Federalism which even an illiterate cannot deny.

    The ethnic minorities have experienced that no amount of cooperation with Colombo will ever get them anything except cabinet portfolios and therefore only UN can do something to resolve their destruction. TNA is trying just that which is the ground reality, post war or post-independence.

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      Iqbal,

      “LTTE stood for separatism whereas TNA for Federalism which even an illiterate cannot deny.”

      Seriously, you don’t believe that the TNA is going to stop at that? Federalism is only the starting point. I don’t need to be an illiterate to know where the end point is.

      Justice Wigneswaran is the poster child for “Sinhala discrimination”, don’t you think? Educated at Royal College, Justice in the supreme court, living in Colombo 7 with a GoSL pension. So much for Sinhala discrimination.

      That said, I expected better from Justice Wigneswaran. Never expected the man to praise Prabahkaran as a hero to the Tamil people. So much for that credibility. All lost in a few moments.

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        Rajiv Gandhi,

        You are damn bloody right. You are cleverer than you sound. Yes it is just the starting point and even you would admit that Modi & Jeyalalitha will calve out a separate state. Nothing in the World can stop it.

        Just for your information when Sambanthan tried to challenge the LTTE Supremo he got 7 votes so what do you expect Wigneswaran to say when he visits Valvettithurai. If it is a secret and fair election TNA will romp home.
        Are you telling us that MR from Weeraketiya, Hambantota appeals more to Jaffna Tamils than a Tamil who worked as a Magistrate at Mallakam. NO MATE Are you out of your mind.

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    the only people worse than the openly torch-bearing horde earning baksheesh from the Rajapassas are the Jayakody’s of this world applying their non-existent writing skills to pretending at “objectivity.” Why don’t you apply for a job at The Nation? I’m sure that Malinda Seneviratne would welcome another stooge!

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    Here is the diaper boy’s conclusion

    What Sri Lanka needs at the moment is not politicians who strangle themselves with communalism, but a new caliber of leaders who engage in politics with a broader approach with the aim of creating a ‘Sri Lankan Identity’. And that is the importance of being ‘Divakalala’ at this juncture where ‘Tamil politics’ in Sri Lanka is struggling hard to re-invent itself in post-war realities.
    Ok
    Now you have new caliber leaders
    BBS
    Ravanaaya
    Wimal
    Mervin
    Gota sorry he is not a leader he is everything

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    Pasel

    “Gota sorry he is not a leader he is everything”

    He is like VP.

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    a question to rasika jayakody

    was its wigneswarans coin which is missing the point or the grey matter in your brain thats refusing to get the point ,now thats the question raika aiya!

    from jimbo to K A Sumanasekeraya to Hela to Rasika all seem to be scared of this wigneswaran chap ……hmmmmmmmm reminds me of a song ‘winds of change’ by scorpion in the late 1980’s when the Berling Wall came tumbling down ;-)

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    The writer is misleading the public in mentioning that Ranil Wickremesinghe signed a disastrous ceasefire agreement with the LTTE in 2002. The ceasefire Agreement was signed by three parties – by V.Prabakaran, by the Army Commander and by the UNP official., but it was not signed in the presence of each other. All three were parties to the violation of human rights. After signing at different places, Ranil Wickremasinghe only waived the hands at Vavuniya. I think this is to divert the attention of the LTTE from concentrating on military activities. In fact, the LTTE was concentrating on collection of taxes from the Tamils.

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    Sunderam Divakalala- could someone give the meaning of Divakalala ?

    SL names have meanings.Whether,Christians,Hindhus,Budhists and muslims.

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    Never mind about Ranil waving his hand and LTTE collecting taxes.Everywhere taxes were collected.We also paid taxes for our radios etc to EPRLF and then again to the government.Everybody seemed to be happy to pay because they thought they were paying for a valid reason and the cause.!

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    It is well established that the author is another Malinga Senveratne. A Racist-Chauvinist -Buddhist Extremist.
    He should not be taken seriously and the best course of action is to ignore his stupid remarks and opinion.
    TNA will win hands down despite the massive voter fraud that is planned. The other parties will win some seats thanks to the PR system of the elections.

    The win for TNA will have nothing to do with Wigneswaran from Colombo 7 being the CM candidate. Tamil voters will show their unity and loyalty to the TNA. The memory of the LTTE is and will always be in their hearts, minds and souls. The Sinhala political parties are simply terrified with that strong loyalty to the LTTE and will try and rule the Tamils via the draconian PTA laws which Judge W never opposed virtually all his life. (Or the 35 year life of the PTA).

    The CFA was very good for the country and in hind sight LTTE should not have signed it and given the breathing space for the Sinhala state terrorist who always schemed against the Tamils. This would become a serious challenge in the future for the Tamils especially during the Presidential elections and a question of Trust.

    Donald Gnanakone.

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      But it is you who are replying to all his articles with much venom, while suggesting that everyone should ignore him! Seems like you are the one who has got badly hurt. lol

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        You are wrong Dominique…. I did not respond in detail to the author. But was forced to write something after seeing so many responses. It is for the record… FYI.

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    Good thought.I have heard that the canals built by the Dutch in Jaffna are many and very intricate.
    May be the rats are living down under waiting to rattle up the above over.
    Some said some canals also lead out into the northern seas.You think some rats escaped through these outlets.?
    If some have – good for them,probably found a better life.I have never heard them drown in murky or sea water.They are supposed to be great swimmers and will go with the tide.They may return and no one will know because they are not stamped for any DNA tests.

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    Donald.G’Kone need to visit Thondamanaru to experience the current oulese.
    All I could say is that donald spewing some venom to bring upon us Tamils more hardships.
    We have had enough of it.
    We need to decipline our children and get them back to their books. Neither TNA nor Donald Gnanakone will help us to do it. The Catholic church is wooing our sons and daughters with Martyrship.
    You people are a curse to the Northern Tamils. Leave us alone. Go find another place for Eelam.
    Let the military or anyone be, we need to get on with what we have to do. We have suffered enough while you guys live in luxury.
    Enoughy is enough.
    If even a TNA win, Wigneshwaran will return to Colombo.

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      The diaspora should leave the Tamil people alone. While they are living and educating their children abroad, they are egging the children of the poor people to take up arms again and to die for their wet dream. Now, they want Justice Wigneshwaran as the CM of the NPC. The man lives in Colombo 7 and that’s where he has been living for the past 30+ years and he is going to run the NPC? From Colombo?

      The Tamil Diaspora along with the TN politicians should descend on SL with their families and fight for what they want. Instead of getting the poor Tamils to do their dirty work. We are still waiting on the TNA to take a stand on the fishing issue. The silence is deafening. Are these the people that want to protect us? God help.

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        Blood is thicker than water!

        Blood relatives of Tamils in SL are the Tamil Diaspora and Tamil Nadu people. NOT Chingalam people.

        When did Chingalam people start doing animal husbandry with Tamil cattle people?

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      What do you care about Tamils?

      Hatred should be fought with hatred, not cowardice.

      e.g. Pearl Harbour verses Hiroshima, Nagasaki

      Look how to make use of Wigneswaran and TNA to disrupt Tamil expansion in SL. See how to pit SL Tamils against each other.

      e.g. TMVP verses LTTE

      Look at the opportunities TNA northern PC demanding police powers offers. There should be a stalemate between the government and TNA in having police powers in the north. That should break down policing in the north allowing drug dealers a free reign.

      Same for education, irrigation, development, etc. Make use of the disagreements to disrupt.

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        Fat “Mama” Fuk U Shima

        You have no self respect left in you as you are making a fool of yourself. It doesn’t matter how much people laugh at you and how much they ridicule you you don’t care as you have an animal skin.

        Your comment above doesn’t make a bloody sense but for your information your Chingalam People Started Animal Husbandry when
        Sinhabahu was born when Vanga Princess Matedd with a Lion.

        The following link will help.

        Sinhabahu or (“Lion-arms”), was the son of a Vanga princess and a lion. He killed his father and became king of Vanga. His son Vijaya would emigrate to Lanka and become the progenitor of the Sinhala people.

        Just to help to copy and paste in the future . use the following LINK

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        This will last you a life time.We will wait for any new words to add to your Vocabulary and help with another link and you will find the above useful.

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    “What Sri Lanka needs at the moment is not politicians who strangle themselves with communalism, but a new caliber of leaders who engage in politics with a broader approach with the aim of creating a ‘Sri Lankan Identity’”

    What Sri Lanka needs at the moment is not politicians who strangle themselves with communalism…
    plenty of them ….

    “new calibre of leaders…”
    theere is no leaders in this country only followers and boot lickers of the Rajapakses

    “with the aim of creating a ‘Sri Lankan Identity’”….

    you fail to define Sri Lankan identiy?
    Sinhala Budhhist Country I presume is your definition.

    “…but a new caliber of leaders who engage in politics with a broader approach …”

    “if you are out there please come out wth a white flag…”
    the author gurantee a safe passage for you to the Temple Trees

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    Stop deceiving your fellow countrymen and the international community. The brutal war is over, all the hardcore LTTE members are in prison. Why you can’t bring the police to manage civil affairs? Gota has dual citizenship, but denying dual citizenship for Tamils. What does these two actions are telling the Tamils? You are ignorant and racist. You really want to keep the Tamils at your feet. Suing the TNA in the banana republic court will not serve the interests of the people, but will only serve the racist hardcore Sinhala politicians’ interests. Your government’s inability work with diaspora and Tamils at home will divide the country. Don’t tell me the TNA is getting majority of the votes for nothing. Most of the Tamils don’t trust you. Therefore, stop fooling yourselves, but address the issues promptly, or the country will be divided in your lifetime.

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    For those who want a separate state within Sri Lanka, I must tell you; very clearly that it is not a sound idea. Of course a majority of Tamil people in Sri Lanka may want an Eelam for one reason or another especially over how they were treated in the past. However it is not a good idea. Sri Lanka basically is too small to be fragmented. TNA must give up any idea of dividing the country if they are serious about long term peace. It is quite naive for people to believe that peace will descend if the country is divided. I say, that the communal problems that at times decimated this country will become apocalyptic if divided. There will be new skirmishes, all out border wars, ethnic cleansings, new passports and visas, new restrictions on travel, new taxes and you name it, it will all happen. It is better for the country to be ruled as a single entity and for the ethnic minorities to work out how best to coexist with us. There are far too many advantages to be united than to be divided.

    There is no point crying foul over things past. We need to look forward to better times and work towards that. All that we at BBS are asking for is pride of place based on majority Sinhala Buddhist aspirations. If in a democracy we can accept majority rule why not accept the culture and religious sentiments of the majority as well. If you, meaning Tamils, Muslims, Christians and others can respect this and not start rocking the boat by imposition of “halal everything” or outbuild Buddhist temples and Buddha statues with confronting mosques and churches or start converting Buddhists by stealth by inducements and promises, I am sure we can coexist easily.

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      Read my following concerns and answer appropriately, instead of writing nonsense.

      Stop deceiving your fellow countrymen and the international community. The brutal war is over, all the hardcore LTTE members are in prison. Why you can’t bring the police to manage civil affairs? Gota has dual citizenship, but denying dual citizenship for Tamils. What does these two actions are telling the Tamils? You are ignorant and racist. You really want to keep the Tamils at your feet. Suing the TNA in the banana republic court will not serve the interests of the people, but will only serve the racist hardcore Sinhala politicians’ interests. Your government’s inability work with diaspora and Tamils at home will divide the country. Don’t tell me the TNA is getting majority of the votes for nothing. Most of the Tamils don’t trust you. Therefore, stop fooling yourselves, but address the issues promptly, or the country will be divided in your lifetime.

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        Hello Antany Peter,

        I do have sympathy for you for the way you feel. I agree with you that TNA will get the majority vote. Unfortunately it is due to the hate and vengeance that is still in the minds of the Tamil people. Just take a moment to reflect. If Karuna and Gotabhaya can embrace each other and forget the past and move together to forge a new future I am sure the rest of the Tamil populace can also do the same thing. War is a not a pleasant business. Almost always when the leaders lead the country to war it is the innocent civilians and bystanders who bear the brunt of devastation that war will unleash. There is still a lot of hate and feeling of vengeance in the minds of Tamil people. Just read what people are commenting here. The war is over like you say. Let us move forward in unity as one people. The changes you are craving for is already occurring.

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    Wigneswaran Coin is Missing the Point – Whither Tamil Politics in a Changing North?

    Jayakodi,

    Now we know why you wanted the ban on CT to be lifted and that was to convey your brand of Communalism.

    Stop talking rubbish about Ranil. He is history and we are entering a New Phase in our Struggle for Freedom which in my view will culminate with the Merger of North & East. But we have to be patient and when conditions are right this will happen.

    I am sure even a Racist like you would admit that you never expected MR to fold so quickly from his position of Intransigence and call the election to the Northern Assembly.

    1)I have maintained all along that the Nation which holds the Key to Tamil fortunes in Sri Lanka is India because India has total Jurisdiction over Sinhala Lanka and that is a fact. Before the elections were announced Basil was summoned to Delhi and was told in no uncertain terms what needed to be done to satisfy Tamil Aspirations and he duly complied.

    The election of BJP for me will be the icing on the cake and the Merger of North & East will happen whether you like it or not SO LEARN TO COME TO TERMS WITH IT.

    2)The following is history
    Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, who signed a disastrous ceasefire agreement with the LTTE in 2002, made an important remark this week at an election rally on claims over the re-merger of the North and East. The Opposition Leader in no uncertain terms said Tamils in the North had bigger problems than the re-merger of the two provinces, which were separated by a Supreme Court order, a few years back. While there are suspicions about the bona fides of Wickremesinghe’s remarks, this public statement clearly indicates that the United National Party is willing to re-position its policies on crucial matters with regard to the “Tamil Problem” in Sri Lanka. In other words, Wickremesinghe is saying that the UNP, the country’s main opposition party which earlier had a fateful tryst with the LTTE, is now in the process of acknowledging post-war realities.

    3)For your information Ranil doesn’t decide the course of destiny for Tamils any more so the above is all semantics and you lot can discuss it either in the Café or in your study room or in the bed room.

    It is in this context that the dialogue over the TNA’s controversial election manifesto needs to be assessed. The main characteristic of the election manifesto of the TNA is its inability to acknowledge post-war realities in a changing North that was freed from the clutches of the LTTE brutality. It is crystal clear that the TNA’s is not willing to give up its separatist inclinations even in the absence of the LTTE. The TNA, apparently, wants ‘separatism’ to be at the core of its political strategy and this line of thinking poses a serious threat to the future of ordinary Tamils in the North who are in dire need of immediate solutions to their socio-economic problems. Fairy tales of “shared sovereignty” and “self-rule” will not mean much to the Tamils on the ground who grapple with endless socio-economic issues in the aftermath of a three decade long conflict. What they need from their provincial administration is not fairy tales or rhetoric, but an effective mechanism that can address their key problems.

    4)When former Supreme Court Justice Wigneswaran was fielded as the CM candidate of the TNA for the Northern Provincial Council, many believed it would give a sense of realism to Tamil politics given his multilingual background and the proven track record as a highly respected Supreme Court judge. There was a strong speculation that Wigneswaran would be the Lakshman Kadirgarmar of the TNA who could act as a bridge connecting the North and the South. Wigneswaran received his secondary education at Royal College Colombo and his son is married to the daughter of Vasudewa Nanayakkara, Minister of Social Integration and the vociferous leftist politician. As a Magistrate and a District Judge, he has served in Northern, Eastern, North Central, Uva and Western Provinces. This illustrious track record actually relieved him from the cage of petty communal politics and portrayed him as a political leader of national scale over the likes of Sampanthan, Sumanthiran or Suresh Premachandran Some assumed that Wigneswaran, with the grandeur of his character, would steer the TNA towards national politics, taking the party away from communal politics.

    NO MATE YOU ARE WRONG WITH THE FOLLOWING ANALYSIS

    However, considering the present state of affairs with regard to the Northern PC election and the election manifesto on which Wigneswaran seeks a mandate, it is clear that the former Supreme Court Judge has failed to live up to the expectations and has entangled himself with unrealistic policies and principles of the TNA. On the other hand, it is quite obvious that the TNA is trying to sell old wine in the new Wigneswaran bottle, thinking the bottle will hoodwink the world!

    He hasn’t failed to live up to expectation as everything is going according to plan and I can understand how desperate you are that your plan of ethnic cleaning has been foiled.

    5) Last week, Sundaram Divakalala, another Tamil politician, who contests the Northern PC election under the UPFA ticket, drew media’s attention by making some important remarks on the 13th amendment and development of the Northern Province. Product of Jaffna Hindu College and the University of Peradeniya, Divakalala is a former civil servant who headed the Education and Sports Ministry as its Secretary in the former North East Provincial Council.

    The above my friend is Grabage and you know it. She is a traitor.

    “If we talk about the 13 th amendment or the 13 plus that people are talking now which is in the highlight in the media I can say I worked as a Secretary of a Ministry of a Province covering North and East under the same powers given. I felt and I feel and I think that the 13th amendment is a starting point for us to develop our province.

    Which province are you trying to develop. Certainly not the North as we will not and cannot trust you. We want to be the masters of our own destiny.

    6)The Provincial Councils have adequate powers. There are about 13 subjects are devolved completely to the Provincial Council and 13 powers are concurrent powers which the central government and the provincial council share. With the powers exclusively with the provincial Council and then powers given in the concurrent list, if we can implement those powers correctly and effectively, I think we can develop the province socially and economically,” Divakalala said, in an interview with Sunday Observer.

    Compared to the TNA’s unreal election manifesto, Divakalala offers a realistic approach towards resolving problems of the people and “developing the province socially and economically.” He says that the 13th Amendment is s starting point for them to develop the province and that, in return, gives a sense of confidence to the voter. At the same time, this approach elevates Divakalala to the height of a national political leader rather than locking him up in communal politics or self-rule rhetoric. This is the slot to which Wigneswaran failed to fit in, in his run up to the Chief Minister’s position. Although he is not the ‘favourite’ at the moment to become the Chief Minister of the Northern provincial Council, he has created some value in the system and shown a moderate path to others. That is an important outcome of the Northern Provincial Council election as far as the shifting dynamics are concerned.

    DONT think we are fools. Economic Freedom is meaningless without political Freedom.

    MR is not an idiot and he is a Calculating nasty piece of work and that is why he tried in Vain to remove Police and Land Powers the CM but he totally failed as India wouldn’t budge.

    7) What Sri Lanka needs at the moment is not politicians who strangle themselves with communalism, but a new caliber of leaders who engage in politics with a broader approach with the aim of creating a ‘Sri Lankan Identity’. And that is the importance of being ‘Divakalala’ at this juncture where ‘Tamil politics’ in Sri Lanka is struggling hard to re-invent itself in post-war realities.

    What Sinhala Lanka and people like you need to understand is that Divided we Stand and United under Subjugation we fall.

    You can have ” Divakalala” Product of Jaffna Hindu College and the University of Peradeniya, Divakalala a former civil servant who headed the Education and Sports Ministry as its Secretary in the former North East Provincial Council with pleasure. You can treasure and cherish her as she doesn’t represent Tamil Aspirations.

    *Rasika Jayakody is a Sri Lankan journalist who may be contacted at rasikajayakody2@gmail.com

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    It should have read
    The above my friend is Grabage and you know it. he is a traitor

    You can treasure and cherish him as he doesn’t represent Tamil Aspirations.

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