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Wigneswaran Invites Indian PM To Jaffna; Manmohan Likely At CHOGM

As controversy over the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s attendance at the CHOGM in Colombo continues Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran invited the Indian head of government to visit Jaffna after the TNA’s victory in the provincial polls.

In a letter to Dr. Singh dated Monday (28) Chief Minister Wigneswaran thanked the Prime Minister and India for “persuading the Sri Lankan government” to hold the Northern Province elections under the 13th Amendment, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Manmohan Singh

The Chief Minister told the Indian Prime Minister that he had won the elections in the province by a “sizeable majority.”

“Basically, Mr. Wigneswaran would like Dr. Singh to engage both in Colombo and Jaffna. This also shows that Sri Lanka’s Tamil community wants India to remain engaged on issues important to them such as national reconciliation, political devolution of power and resettlement of the displaced,” The Hindu said quoting official sources.

Meanwhile another Indian newspaper reported this morning (31) that following a meeting of the Congress Party high officials last night a decision had been reached that the Indian PM would travel to Sri Lanka for the summit.

“In taking a bold decision to go to Colombo despite political sentiments in Tamil Nadu, the PM has prioritized the need to ensure India does not lose vital clout with the Sri Lankan government allow other powers like China to gain stronger leverage,” the Times of India newspaper reported from New Delhi.

The newspaper said that while not travelling to Sri Lanka will be read as a severe snub to the island nation and can harm India’s goodwill severely, the government is also leaning on the reported support of Chief minister C V Wigneswaran for the PM attending the CHOGM.

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    Has Vellala CM got any clout is the question?.

    Both Jayalaitha and Karuna are courting the Diaspora and its PM.

    It is a matter of when rather than whether Vaiko become a Senator . in PM Rudra’s International Eelaam.

    Then there is the Butcher from Gujarat, waiting with open arms for both Nadu leaders, to form the next Govt.

    Can Manmohan ignore this mighty alliance and jeopardize any chances the Congress may have at the next Election.

    If a first world leader like Harper ,succumbed to the power of few thousand Diaspora votes in Marginal seats, is it fair to expect Manmohan to get the whole Congress to commit Hara Kiri?..

    nd jeopa

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      Wigneshwaran was stupid to invite Manmohan to the Commonwealth of Clowns show in COlombo without an agreement for de-militarizaiton of the northern province. He should now tell Manmohan to stay in India and boycott CHOGM

      Rajapassa has a long track record of screwing people who are nice to him!

      Meanwhile The Clown Manmohan has once again fallen for Rajapassa’s bait, also because India a wanna be superpower wants to run the irrelevant and obsolete and post-colonial Commonwealth Circus to show it has global influence! What a joke!

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        You defeated Tamil terrorists are going through an extreme bad period.Nothing goes right.So in the end Mahinda has the last laugh.But pl do not be discouraged.Keep on trying.At least we would have you guys as our “bites” for our daily dose of Arrack!

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      You refer to a ‘Butcher from Gujarat’? Narendra Modi is a developmentalist chief minister who had considerable success in transforming Gujarat unlike his equivalents in the Congress Party.

      On a different note, it seems that Jaffna will be hive of activity during the CHOGM with the Prime Ministers of Britain, India and perhaps New Zealand visiting.

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      Butcher Family Rajapakse’s advisor,

      When is your next episode of massacring of cows to feed Sinhala Buddhist Lions?

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    Stay away clown

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    Inviting the Indian PM to Jaffna, while he is attending the CHOGM in Colombo is a very wise move by the CM of the Northern Province. I wonder why the Eastern province which is also war-affected is not being included for such visit?

    I pray the CM-Justice Wigneswaran- returns to his desk in good health. Considering his age, he should be spared the tedious ceremonial duties that are the norm in Sri Lanka. We expect him to do bigger things for the north and Sri Lanka.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      This would be his (Wigneswaran’s) greatest mistake. It is not clearly known whether his invitation to PM Singh is confined to Jaffna resulting from the resounding victory of the TNA and not the CHOGM meet. I once wrote of the adversarial fate of Karunanidhi for such similar acts and it has been proven in the subsequent state elections that saw both the DMK and State Congress almost wiped out. Te recent resolution the LA of TN was unanimous – even the Congress reps supported the resolution.

      There would also be the accusation that Wigneswaran is related to Vasudeva Nanayakara, the Federal Minister, and his behavior could be seen as betraying the Tamils. Not that every possible opportunity should be suspended with suspicion or that the CM should engage in confrontational politics. It is a very thin line and there are concerns that PM Singh is hoping to work something out that would placate both the SL Tamils and also Tamilnadu. If Wigneswaran screws up, like how Prabhakaran did once, then the goodwill from Tamilnadu will dissipate and without Tamilnadu’s pressure, the SL Tamils will be at the mercy of SL and India and that is what both the Union Govt and SL are hoping for.

      It is the lack of the TN Govt support for the SL Tamils during the last phase of the war that the Congress and SL used to hilt that decimated Tamils in the thousands. Whether Wigneswaran is playing this game on purpose or otherwise, only time will tell but if this backfires, and there is all the likelihood that it will, then it will be end of politics for Wigneswaran, Sampanthan and Sumanthiran. Why, for a very simple reason – the SL regime has always been deceitful and will continue to do so. But the damage will be done by then.

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        Didn’t I tell you Viggi is a Tamil traitor?

        He has betrayed his voters on many counts now. Foolish Tamilians always dig their OWN GRAVE.

        Amirthalingam howled about Tamil Elam but ended up a Chingalam government lap dog.

        Same fate.

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        Jansee,
        Now you see Wigneswaran as a bad guy,eh?The problem with you guys is that you are struck to the fancy Ealam dream.Keep on dreaming!

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      Dr Rajasingham you are quite correct.

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    Seems like Wiganeswaran wants Indian PM to visit the CHOGM…. and to see the northern area ……..Jayalalitha what you say about this?

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      Both Jyalalitha and Karunanithi would be angry and disappointed that Lankan Tamils have not fallen for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly’s recent resolution urging the PM of India Manmohan Singh to not visit SL for CHOGM.For them both, the Lankan Tamil issue is just an excuse for their own political ends.
      Jayalalitha also may not know that Lankan Tamil politicians are not prone to fawning or prostrating at anyone’s feet like those AIADMK MP’s of hers do to bolster her ego.

      That said, going by the Hindu report, CM Wigneswaran has made a correct decision in inviting the Indian PM to Jaffna,and if CHOGM facilitates that visit,so what?

      The CM has made a clever move and shows he is getting into his stride and would become an astute Tamil political leader.He is mindful that the Tamils in SL need India’s continued engagement in so far as their right to remain as equal citizens with justice and dignity in the N&E of the island where they have lived with the majority Sinhalese for many centuries.
      The Congress Party’s high officials should be commended for the forthright position they have taken with regard to the PM’s visit.

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    This is India’s Central Government’s plot. They have made CV to make a statement like this. Now Delhi can tell TN that Srilankan Tamils are inviting and he should visit Colombo.

    As I said earlier C Vigneswaran is another GG ponnambalam who is going to betray Tamils again. GG acted against Indian origin Up-country Tamils. Now CV acting against TN tamils.

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    Wignesweran is even wiser than we thought. His invitation to the Indian PM will get the latter out of an embarassing hole. That is not all, he will get the goodwill of the South whilst also getting the Indians to engage positively in the Northern PC and the Sri Lankan government. Many racists in the South and North will criticize him, but his actions will benefit the poor Tamil people and the people of Sri Lanka in general. Though Sri Lanka has close relations with China, the relations with India are recognized as equally or more important. India has caused immense damage to Sri Lanka in the past and cannot expect subservience from the Sri Lankan people or their government but friendship they will give to India if reciprocated. After all blood is thicker than water.

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    This appears to be something pre-arranged. Well, if the Northern Tamils can really benefit something by way of de-militarisation, re-settlement in their own lands, the return of lands grabbed by the army in full peace time !( a daylight robbery), etc.etc., it may be worthwhile Dr. Manmohan Soingh going to Jaffna and even attending the CHOGM. But once again if the Indian PM and the TNA are taken for a ride, they will all look fools!

    Anyway we won’t have to wait long to know what happens!

    Sengodan. M

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    Wigneswaran has become a controversial figure in Sri Lankan politics. He seems to act like a maverick.

    It may be because he is an ex-judge, who is used to having his way in courts.

    His contrary opinions in several political matters make Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims, and outsiders too wonder what his policies are.

    Can anybody here decipher?

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      Thiru,

      One has to be balanced like a ‘Saman seiythu seer thookum koel’ ( A weighing scale with two pans)in many matters. A judge has to be more so. A ‘Saandrone'( a man of great character) has to be even more so. When a person finds this balance, his actions become the precious adornments.

      Justice Wigneswaran may be such a person and his judgements must be viewed with respect, unless he fails to deliver the result the people of the North expect.

      He should be be given the benefit of all doubts and the space to pursue his course, as he deems fit. I am sure he understands the mandate given by the people.

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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        Doctor:

        Being a judge and being a politician are entirely two different spheres. When a case is argued in a court of law, usually (though not necessarily always) there is a winner and a loser but in politics, the strive is always for a win-win situation. Wigneswaran did not stand and win on his own platform. He stood on a collective platform and the endorsement he received was from the people. It looks like he is looking the other way instead of being the voice of those who elected him. Of course, as you say, he should still be given the benefit of doubt but contradictory statements by Sumanthiran in Colombo, Sampanthan in India and Wigneswaran in Jaffna hardly appears assuring. His latest statement that he will toe the TNA line seems reassuring but talk is rife that, like Sharma, he is doing the bidding of the Indian Govt. That does not bode well.

        One is poised to ask – the war ended some four years ago. Krishna, Shiva Shankar Menon and even Salman Khurshid had visited SL to make “overtures” to the regime to talk of devolution of powers, or so it seems. From the time the East was “severed” from the North, which incidentally transgressed viciously the Indo SL initiated Agreement, and hence the 13A, India didn’t even lift a finger. The fact that the NP elections have been held, contrary to the oft parroted claim that the Indian pressure made that possible, now looks like that that was a back-door entrance tactic devised by Delhi to stake its CHOGM attendance but unfortunately for Delhi, subsequent events in Tamilnadu including the passing of the resolution in LA, had caught it off-balance. It is clear as crystal water that it has always been Delhi’s, and that includes PM Dr Singh’s, desire to attend CHOGM. It will be foolish to assume otherwise. Why all this suspense drama that he will “announce at the appropriate time”?

        Today the Congress’s policy towards SL has not changed from the days of the Mullaivaikal massacre. Standing in the way is Tamilnadu and it is only the votes from there that has constrained it to openly declare its unflinching support for the SL regime. Wigneswaran, it now appears, is just part of that modus. Surely, no one is expecting Dr Singh that he is travelling to Colombo to tell the regime off of its recalcitrant attitude and ways. That sounds like a joke. Salman Khurshid visited SL just in October and he now tells the story that he has to be in Colombo to tell off the SL regime for its failures. Whom are they trying to hoodwink?

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          Jansee,

          How does one understand what the voice of the Tamils is or was? Living mostly in Jaffna, I interpret this voice as demanding a stable peace, tangible progress economically and help for the war-affected. Others may interpret the voice differently, depending on where they live and their political preconceptions and goals.

          I think the overwhelming voter turnout and the votes for the TNA was because of the Wigneswaran factor. The TNA would have won anyway, but the Wigneswaran factor added a passion to the vote and increased margins.

          Let us see how things work out amidst all the factors at play. In my opinion the signs point that Justice Wigneswaran is navigating difficult waters quite well. Solomonic wisdom is very much needed and as an educated and cultures person , and a judge who had an unimpeachable reputation, he seems to be well endowed with it.

          Dr.RN

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            Keep justifying treason. Who loses? Tamils.

            Who gets DIVIDED? Tamilians!

            Isn’t it lovely?

            Karunanidhi and Jeyalalitha have sacrificed their lives to stop Manmohon going to CHOGM then Viggi comes along and invites him!!!

            Viggi is going to get a slapping from Jeya. (In addition to MR slapping him every day).

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            Dr R. Narendran,

            Being connected with the people of North and living throughout the liberation struggle, I interpret that the voice of the people has not changed since 1976, that is demanding self determination rights for Tamils. The economic development, help for the war affected people are secondary issues. If people wanted that over the former, they would have gone with Douglas Devananda/Rajapakse group. There was relative peace, substantial development and even war affected people would have benefitted if they voted Rajapakse during his Presidential/Parliamentary elections. Wigneswaran factor did not help to increase the voter turn out or TNA votes. Wigneswran’s acceptance that LTTE leader Pirabhakaran as a hero contributed lot to gather large number of preferential votes. Mawai Senathirajah would have got the same level of support from the people. Unknown Ananthi received second largest preferential vote highlights the LTTE factor. People of North and East whole heatedly accept that LTTE truly represented their aspirations.

            The current political environment require changes in tactics and strategy to meet the challenges and Wigneswaran’s arrival to provincial politics is good. However, CM Wigneswaran should focus on the provincial matters and should not interfere with those matters relevant to national TNA politics. For example, CHOGM is a matter for TNA, not for the CM. He don’t need to put his head on that matter. As a CM, he can invite the Prime Minister and other heads of governments to visit North with the approval of TNA,not linking to CHOGM. He should not contradict with the TNA’s core principles and objectives.

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            Doctor:

            The overwhelming voter turnout was not because of Wigneswaran the person, but what he said. When he justified Prabhakaran as a hero, when he insisted the army has no place in civilian lives and activities, the insistence of the full implementation of the 13A and more were some of the reasons that people wanted to give him the opportunity.

            Incidentally, he has clarified that his invitation to PM Dr Singh was in the ordinary course of business, a courtesy extended as CM and had nothing to do with CHOGM.

            Of course, time will tell what his chosen path will be and as I mentioned earlier, he is walking on thin ice. I, too, personally want him to succeed and hope he would not deviate from the cause of getting the Tamils to live and mind their own affairs.

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      Didn’t I tell the slow learners Viggi is a Tamil traitor?

      He has betrayed his voters on many counts now. Foolish modaya Tamilians always dig their OWN GRAVE.

      Amirthalingam howled about Tamil Elam TO GET VOTES but AFTER GETTING VOTES and becoming the opposition leader ended up a Chingalam government lap dog.

      Same fate.

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    Ha Ha Ha, Wiggie will join the government , Singh will join MR at GHOGM

    What will happen to Jayalalitha, Karuna nighi, viko (TN Jokers) and Tamil diaspora GOING NO WARE

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      hey kris (as in rodrigo) didnt see you for a while in CT?

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      Tamils lose, AGAIN!

      CHOGM party to celebrate Tamil genocide. :)

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    Indian Congress Party high command has made a wise decision in endorsing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s participation in Colombo CHOGM. They should be commended for rejecting the stupd call from the Tamil Nadu Dravida party leaders to boycott the Colombo conference. Boycotting the Colombo conference is not going to do any good to the Sri Lankan Tamils.

    The invitation to Manmohan Singh to visit the North extended by NP Chief Minister Wigneswaran is a good move. India’s Minister of State for Industries Dr Natchiappan was the first person to openely call for Manmohan Singh’s vist to North when he goes to Colombo to attend the CHOGM. In an interview to a leading Indian newsapaper recently he said that their PM should not only attend the Colombo meeting but should take that opportunity to visit North and personally meet with the Tamils. As if on cue, Mr Wigneswaran has now extended an invitation to Mr Manmohan Singh to visit the North.

    Those SL Tamils who are opposed Indian PM’s participation at the Colombo CHOGM should realize that SL Tamils will not gain anything by Man Monhan Singh’s boycott. Mr Wigneswaran himself has said that it was India that compelled President Mahanda Rajapakse to conduct the Northern Provincial Council election and he had openly thanked the Indian government. Only India is in a position to get Mahinda Rajapakse to devolve more powers to the Tamils. India can achieve that goal only by persuasion not by boycotting a conference that the Sri Lankan Government sees as a great achievement and recognition for the country. After the Non Aligned Summit held in Colombo in the early seventies no major summit meeting attended by world leaders had been held in Sri Lanka.

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      In the light of what happened to Rajiv Gandhi (1987), in the very compound of the most guarded place in the country, India has to think many times of a Dr. MMS visit to Jaffna – in the event of his making to
      CHOGM this time. If the security situation in those better days of a more disciplined army/tri-forces was so lax, it certainly is a far higer risk today where the Army’s loyalty is not guaranteed. In the event of an inside job on the life of the Indian PM the blame will be placed on “the LTTE and diaspora sources”

      Nachiappan is a small fry in the Congress Party and does not carry any weight. The regime uses him to show the Congress is also doing something for SL Tamils. His disadvantage is he has to compete with
      P. Chidambaram in the Sivaganga area.

      The Indian PM gracing the occasion is dependent on :-

      1. The Rajapakses honouring the concessions laid out in the 13th Amendment. The reported invite to GR is probably centred around this because Delhi recognises he is competing for the top job and represents the unpredictable Sinhala hawks in the clergy, the army and the country

      2. A solution to the Fishermen’s issue acceptable to both JJ and Karunanidhi’s parties upon which is dependent the reduction of the heat generated by pro-Eelam parties in Tamilnadu. The Indian PM cannot make it to Colombo unless both TN leaders give their nod.

      3. A Guarantee that finances to the NPC will not dry up and neither will action taken by the Rajapakses to undermine Viggy’s administration.

      4. The Quid Pro Quo, in addition to coming to CHOGM, is usage of the substantial influence of India in the global arena that will help in keeping the noose away from the Rajapakses neck at the ICJ – at least momentarily.

      Varathan

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    DAY 18 NOVEMBER 2013
    ON THE 17TH MR WILL BE CROWNED AS HEAD OF COMMONWEALTH THAT WILL END THE CREDIBILITY OF COMMONWEALTH ! AND END THE COMMONWEALTH CREDIBILITY AND MR WILL WORK TO BREAK UP COMMONWEALTH UNDER THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM CHINA.

    THE NORTHERN ELECTIONS WILL BE CALLED NULL AND VOID AS IT WAS FOUGHT ON PRINCIPALS WHICH WAS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AFTER A PETITION TO HIGH COURT BY THE MR ALLIES. MR FRIEND IN SUPREME COURT WILL DO THAT!

    THE 13 AMENDMENT WILL BE DILUTED EQUAL VILLAGE COUNCIL POWERS !

    CURRENT CM WILL RETIRE IN COLOMBO FOLLOWING ILL HEALTH!

    MILITARISATION, SINHALISATION AND TAMIL GENOCIDE WILL CONTINUE ACCORDING TO MR SINTHANA!

    INDIA WILL BE SHOWN TWO FINGERS TO MIND ITS OWN BUSINESS!

    THIS IS THE SHOWDOWN WHICH WE ARE ALL MOVING TOWARDS !

    GOD KNOWS WHO CAN STOP THIS !

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      November 18th?

      That is the loser’s birthday!!

      This will be a HUGE TRIUMPHALISM for him defeating Tamils again and again. Viggi is his new lap dog.

      MR puppeteer Viggi through Vasuthvan (govt. MP) and genocidal governor.

      Tamils are DIVIDED and digging their own grave again. Please give them a spade!!

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      There is also a view gaining ground it is too late to stop CHOGM in Sri Lanka. But to demonstrate the near unanimous decision to take
      exception to the questionable behaviour of the Rajapakses against
      global censure, to keep the Chairmanship of CHOGM in abeyance until
      the next meeting. This will be a delicate move but one that will
      deter other future despots of violating Commonwealth Principles,
      Lattimer declarations and what have you. Now that David Cameron has
      promised “very tough action” it is he who should be moving this motion.

      Backlash

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    Whether Indian PM Manmohan Singh attends CHOGM or not, the voice of Tamil Nadu really work well in putting pressure on Sri Lanka at international level. Sri Lanka, its war crimes and crimes against humanity and its path towards dictatorship which is a threat to democracy is clearly and undoubtedly get the attention of international community. The current regime in power is well under trap. They can’t escape from international investigation unless they agree for a political solution with Tamils. It is not only Rajapakse family but also those who joined them will also have to face the justice one day or another.

    TNA should continue to follow the current strategy of participating in the democratic process and exposing the true nature of the Sinhala oppression against Tamils and other minorities. Tamils all over the world should continue to put their pressure at the centre and I am sure one day India will forced to intervene in Sri Lanka because Sinhala Buddhists do not understand human values.

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    By attending CHOGM, Manmohan Singh and India are doing a great disservice to the opposition and NGOs in Sri Lanka, not to mention our great friend the USA.

    India has done progressives like us at the Sunday Leader also great disservice.

    We have to now plan a new strategy to sow that Sri Lank is isolated internationally.

    Bugger India.

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    C.V.Wigneswaran made a wise decision to invite Manmohan Singh. Manmohan Singh cannot be blamed because India has an obligation to prevent the collapse of SAARC, though there is flaw in the constitution of the SAARC. Manmohan Singh should apply pressure on Sri Lanka to fulfil the aspirations of the 13th Amendment and to abide by the Commonwealth values.

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    I haven’t been following events closely, but I think the TNA’s position is being misinterpreted.

    I don’t think there was anything in The Hindu article to say that Justice W invited Indian PM to attend CHOGM. It was not something for a provincial CM to do. The TNA has said that they wouldn’t participate in the CHOGM, but would want to meet leaders who planned to come to SL to attend it. The TNA doesn’t want their opposition or boycott of the CHOGM to be interpreted as against world leaders who decide to attend for reasons of their own.

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    India is getting closer to Check mateing.

    To checkmate you have to crown the king So Mara is going to be made a King on 17th Nov. Thereafter Manmohan will call the leader to uphold the Commonwealth and other human values. Which call MARA cannot stay without answering as the head of Commonwealth.

    He cannot refuse international media their Visa to the Temporary head quarters of Commonwealth.

    The fun begins after the 17th. Numerical satanic day. Which start lucky and end unlucky.

    So let’s welcome Manmohan.

    levi.

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    Wigneswaran has once again proved how a law abiding politician of a superior type should behave. All the politicians in Sri Lanka should take a lesson from how Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran is acting in his capacity. This is a lesson even for the President.

    Wigneswaran should invite all the heads of governments to visit the North. Manmohnan may visit North on his way back to India after attending in the opening ceremony.

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    This is absolutely a pre-meditate plan organized by the “South Block” to hoodwink the TN politician as well as the whole world. The following dates clearly show the manipulative agenda;
    Wige’s invitation to Indian PM published in ‘The Hindu’ on 28th October 2013 (tight-lipped to any other media)
    MR’s rhetoric and justification of militarization of North- SL Defense Academy- 29th October 31, 2013
    Congress party decision to attend the CHOGM on 30th October 2013
    Gota’s visit to New Delhi- (This week) November 2013
    So there is a 4 months gap to reverse process at Geneva again –March 2014 (voting against SL to win the TN voters)
    The “South Block” engineered and coordinated with SL during the genocide in 2009 and supported the first Geneva resolution and even commended SL. TN strong objection forced India to vote against successive 2 resolutions reluctantly (and watered down it in behind the scene). We can’t forget the trio’s (Shiva Shankar Menan, Nirupama Rao & Narayanan) shuttle diplomacy to cover up the war crime. MR rewarded them publicly, Nirupama WC charge and confronted with press and defended SL.
    On the ground; in terms of politico/economic/reconciliation no realistic change will happen to Tamisl; by the PM visit, merely accomplishes another joint opening ceremony of Indian aided Housing Scheme by PM & Wige.
    Sadly; another ride on Tamils (both side of Parke strait)by the Indian establishment.

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      Siva,

      Your assessment of the situation appears to be realistic.

      Sengodan. M

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        Aye aye sirs,

        Tail doesn’t wag unless the dog’s head sends a signal to the tail.

        Another deceptive saga may be unfolding in the fate of the Sri Lankan Tamils quest for dignity and freedom.

        India might attend the CHOGM and boost Sri Lanka’s image from being branded as war criminals and genocidaires to be glorified as the leader of the Commonwealth showing the way to go. This CHOGM exercise may be designed to undermine the Geneva process in March 2014.

        Tamils however must relentlessly pursue the need to bring justice to the 147,000 innocent Tamils mercilessly killed by the Sri Lankan forces on the instructions from president Rajapakse.

        Time is smarter than all of us put together, including the Congress party; let time deliver its verdict. Next year may bring important changes both to India and Sri Lanka. Why do we labor when time is working at its own pace to deliver justice?

        But, we shall overcome, come what may: Tamils worldwide stay united to uphold freedom and justice for Tamils.

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      I thought the same–that the article in The Hindu was an ‘inspired leak’ by the South Block. But the TNA, having transitioned into holding power, albeit at the provincial level, cannot use the same tactics it used as a protest movement. It has to be more diplomatic with India and other countries. So, at least for the near future, Tamils should just leave it to Justice W and the TNA leadership to make the decisions.

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      This problem will be settled only when TN people starting to demand for separate country from India for acting against its intersest as in 1962. Till then, it seems problems will continue to presist for SL tamils.

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    Will the Leaders hold one minute silence to remember the Ex Leader of the most populous country in CHOGM?.

    Will Manomohan be there to observe it?

    Will Cameron make a reference at least to their part in harbouring the LTTE Theory Chief Anton, who ,although apologizing privately, was equally responsible for this crime?.

    Have the TNA and its Leader Sambandan by declaring its boycott in advance , shrugged off their part?.

    Or are they showing solidarity with the Vaiko Nedu Emmanuel alliance who are now in full cnsort with the TN Leadership in both sides of politics?.

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    I like when Tamils lose. They justify it to save face. :)

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    Thank you CM Viggi for dividing Tamils. Now extremist Tamils will kill you.

    Where is Ananthi by the way?

    Didn’t she praise Jeya for taking a stand against CHOGM? :)

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    Thiru,
    “Tail doesn’t wag unless the dog’s head sends a signal to the tail”.
    Yes I totally agree with the statement, unfortunately for India those glory days were gone after Indra’s Era.
    The past 30 years Indian policy makers dominate over the weak Indian leadership and its diplomacy miserably failed in SL 1987, Pak border (Kargil 2001), Bombay 200?, China border(Arnunachal Pradesh) in 2013 and at present on its southern border.
    In the 21st century modern India; I wonder the Darwin’s Theory of Evolution transformed the tail send signals to (brainless) head?

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    Fukushima et.al: Take note of the following lessons repeatedly demonstrated by the President of SL:

    Lesson one: There is every freedom for any joker to to write any junk in any media.. Just read many articles and hundreds of readers comments appearing on Colombotelegraph if you need proof.

    President’s Lesson two: No matter how loud the dogs bark, the caravan will roll on.. Just count the number of countries that will actually boycott CHOGM if you need proof.

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    Paul – It is not the quantity that matters here but the quality. The Queen, the virtual Patron of CHOGM, has given it a reluctant miss. The official reason given by the Palace is laughable. Canada, the biggest and most prosperous in the group, refused to send its political head
    and calls the CW-SG “a Rajapakse stooge” amidst speculation of bribery. The Rajapakses have taken Sri Lanka into unnecessary notoriety. They are stained and suspect. They have divided the Organisation – and, that is their unenviable legacy.

    Backlash

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    News published by The Hindu should be read between the lines. After a brief interregnum N.Ram is back in the saddle as Chairman of the Hindu Newspapers group. So we can expect to see more mischievous reporting in days to come. Spin doctors on an overdrive to attribute insidious motive to an innocuous letter of invitation sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Chief Minister Wigneswaran. Wigneswaran wrote that letter of invitation soon after the first sitting of the NPC was over. He thanked the Prime Minister and India for “persuading the Sri Lankan government” to hold the Northern Province elections under the 13th Amendment. Then he adds that His Excellency the Prime Minister Manmohan should pay a visit to the North at A TIME CONVENIENT to him. He did not say the Prime Minister should pay a visit to the North when he attends the CHOGM. It is The Hindu newspaper that is massaging the news for its own selfish propaganda on behalf of the Sri Lankan government.

    Wigneswaran has himself denied that he had written to Singh urging him to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo in a few weeks.
    Issuing a statement, the Chief Minister’s private secretary A. Suntharalingam has said: “I write on the direction of Justice C V Wigneswaran, Chief Minister, and Northern Provincial Council. He wants me to inform you that the personal letter of thanks sent by him to the Prime Minister of India had nothing to do with CHOGM. He had no doubt invited the Honourable Prime Minister whenever he visits Sri Lanka, to visit Jaffna. Nowhere has the CHOGM been mentioned in the letter.” “It (the letter) was sent soon after the first sitting of the Members of the Provincial Council took place. It was common courtesy to thank those who helped you and to invite them to your area of influence. It was unfortunate that reference was made with statements made by Hon Kurshid in this regard.”
    Some bigots are trying to deny credit to Wigneswaran for the landside victory at the polls. The TNA would have won the elections anyway, but the entry of Wigneswaran galvanised the voters and gave them hope for the future. Ananthi’s 87,000 votes came out of sympathy for a mother of 3 children with a missing husband. The army’s continued harassment and the attack on her house on the night previous to the election date generated mass sympathy combined with the rage. There was the perception the army is after he blood. In general the ruling party lost votes because of the arrogance of the occupation army.

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