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Wigneswaran Responds To President Gotabaya’s Policy Statement

Reply by Justice C.V. Wigneswaran – Leader, Thamizh Makkal Thesya Kootani in Parliament on 21st August, 2020 to the Policy statement made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the inauguration of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Justice C.V. Wigneswaran

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Honourable Deputy Chairman of Committees!

I am happy that I get a chance to speak when Your Honour is presiding. Let me congratulate you on your being  elected to this honoured post.

I am indeed privileged to take part in this discussion with regard to the Policy Statement of His Excellency.

I must say I carry no – isms that condition nor motivate me. I have no prejudices against the President on Party lines nor racial lines. My sole purpose in participating in this discussion is to investigate the effect the Policy Statement might have on the people of the North and East. I would find no difficulty in praising the President for the good statements of policy enunciated nor seek to point out adversely comments relating to prejudicial statements of policy enunciated in the Policy Statement.

The most glaring aspect of the Policy Statement is that it puts forward a centralized perspective of a Government of the Sinhala Buddhists, by the Sinhala Buddhists, for the Sinhala Buddhists. There is no reference to the decades’ old problems of the Tamil speaking denizens of the North and East. The North and East while being part of Sri Lanka is majority Tamil Speaking. It would have been ideal if His Excellency would have had a holistic attitude toward the Island keeping in mind the necessity to view the problems of the periphery from the stand point of subsidiarity. Sadly this is a glaring shortcoming in his Excellency’s Policy Statement.

Nevertheless let me refer to some of the salient features of the Policy Statement which we agree with, since they form the substratum of the policies of the Tamizh Makkal Thesya Kootani which I represent today.

Let me refer to them –

1. The statement says the prime responsibility of the People’s Representatives is to serve the public.  I am glad that His Excellency considers our positions as responsibilities and not privileges. That is our view too.

2. We are in total agreement with him in saying “our duty and responsibility is not to distribute job opportunities but to generate them”. Generation of job opportunities is the need of the hour.

3. We agree that our basic aim should be to strengthen the local economy and to increase export income. But on our part we believe strengthening of the local economy should be viewed from the subsidiarity point of view. The Tamil Speaking areas should be able to strengthen their economy from their perspectives as conditioned by their tradition, heritage, needs and ethos. We should not clamp outside values and methods on the local population.

4. We agree that we should assist local entrepreneurs to use modern technology for value addition, to encourage innovation and to explore new market opportunities in a creative manner.

5. We agree the production of toxin free foods and ensuring total organic farming in Sri Lanka is an urgent necessity. I remember Madam Chandrika’s vision in this regard when I met her in 1994 or there about, to provide toxin free vegetables and fruits to consumers in Urban areas at an increased price. I am not sure her vision materialized.

6. Modernisation of fisheries harbors to provide facilities for multi day fishing boats that fish in deep sea is to be welcomed. But again the principle of subsidiarity must be followed providing facilities for those in the local areas to participate in such processes. If fishermen were to come from outside the Northern and Eastern provinces to benefit by these processes it would affect the livelihood of the fishermen of the local areas. Hence modernisation and strengthening of the fisheries sector must consider local needs and conditions.

7. New technology to develop inland fresh water fisheries industry is to be welcomed. We desire de-silting of tanks in our Northern areas. Some tanks could be fitted with solar panels installed on their surfaces to produce electricity.

8. We welcome State Ministers being given monetary provisions required to implement development projects and financial responsibilities directly being placed with them. This in effect is a principle of subsidiarity.

9. We fully agree with the steps to be taken to completely eradicate waste and corruption in all Ministries and institutions.

10. We agree that Members of Parliament must visit their constituencies to understand People’s issues and find solution to them.

Let me now come to our reservations.

1. His Excellency says he will not violate the trust placed on him by his voters. That is an admirable sentiment. But while carrying out his responsibilities he must be aware of the checks and balances placed on him by Law and social expectations. Legally, let me point out an example of a constraining factor. When His Excellency brings an end to the existing constitution he must realize the 13th Amendment therein was inserted under an Agreement reached with another  Sovereign Country at that time representing the interests of an important section of our citizenry. Hence that Country viz. India, must be a party to any attempt to delete the 13th Amendment inserted consequent to an International Agreement. He cannot put away the 13th Amendment arbitrarily however feeble in content it may be vis a vis our people of the North and East.

2. Next His Excellency says he represents the aspirations of the majority. Does that mean he would take into account the aspirations of the majority of the North and East viz. the Tamil speaking people in dealing with our matters and affairs?  Otherwise it would amount to arbitrary hegemony of the majority of the country over the majority of the North and East,  ###

3. Next His Excellency speaks of preserving the archaeological remains  in  various parts of this Island. Would His Excellency let us know if he is aware of the existence of  Demala Baudayos or Buddhist Tamils at a certain period of our history? If so would his Presidential Task Force make mention that those archeological remains found in the North and East are of the period when Demala Baudayos  lived in those areas? Otherwise a wrong perception would emerge that those  Buddhist areas were Sinhala Buddhist.

4. Next His Excellency is interested in securing the lives of our Citizens. That is an admirable sentiment. But any attempt to arbitrarily target minorities to show them as anti -social elements under the cover of security would prove counter-productive.

5. His Excellency’s attempts to encourage our journey towards a self -reliant economy are appreciated and welcomed. But if such attempts were to debilitate certain weaker sections of our Community, then they must be investigated and any imbalance must be corrected.

6. With regard to deeds being not available to our people in respect of the lands they occupy, the reasons must be investigated impartially and corrective steps taken as found necessary  in terms of the Law.

7. Regarding preventive fences against elephants so far constructed, such fences have not helped to solve the problem. There is an innovation recently introduced which should be considered in earnest, where hanging fences are used  instead of fences constructed on Land.   

8. Next a process to desalinate sea water at cheap rates might be considered for villages affected by shortage of water. Such small scale desalination plants are used by Israel and India successfully.

9. Regarding His Excellency’s desire to provide employment we need to consider the necessity to make employment available to persons in local areas in consonance with the needs and aspirations of those local areas. Any attempt to ‘import’ labour of any sort from outside could be a source of irritation among the local people. 

10. Regarding His Excellency’s desire to make Human Resources’ development a priority, I am sure it would be welcomed. But we need to formulate a syllabus which includes the teaching of the true history and heritage of the people of this Country in their daily curriculum. Any lop sided pre- meditated wrong placement of historical data into our History Books would prove counter – productive.

May I therefore suggest a highly professional Committee of Historians consisting of Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim as well as foreign Historians qualified in South East Asian affairs be appointed, to rewrite the ancient History of this Island in the light of the latest historical evidence recovered. We might then be convinced of the presence of Demala Baudayos in our Country at some part of our History.

11. There is another matter regarding natural resources such as gems and minerals. We should make sure that expropriation of resources  in any local area by those from outside the areas of deposits must be curtailed and controlled. Local entrepreneurs must be given preference in the unearthing and processing of the resources in any area.

12. Let me next refer to His Excellency’s concept of One Country One Law for all the people in this Country. I am sure my colleagues here would deal with that concept in earnest. But let me say here that  that concept is very dangerous to say the least. It would be opposed by all sections of our society for good reasons.

Let me conclude by saying His Excellency’s vision must not be based on his conditioned background but be from a holistic background where His Excellency would empathise with the problems of all our people wherever they may be resident or living. Let me advise His Excellency with all due respect as follows – Please do not clamp down your ideas and your aspirations on our people – the people of the North and East of Sri Lanka. I thank you for the opportunity given to me to participate in this discussion.

*Reply by Justice C.V. Wigneswaran – Leader, Thamizh Makkal Thesya Kootani in Parliament on 21st August, 2020 to the Policy statement made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the inauguration of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament of Sri Lanka.

### – Due to lack of time only upto this point this script was used. The script was handed over to the Parliament Officials to be used for publication by the Hansard Department

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    Just playing his part of slavery in the Rajapaksa choreographed drama. He fools Tamils while Rajapaksas fool Sinhalese. They need each other to stay in business. Both camps are related too!!

    I pity poor Tamils and Sinhalese fooled by both of them.

    Divide and rule at its dirtiest.

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      Mr. GATAM,
      .
      I disagree.
      .
      This is democracy in action. Stop this…. end result is something like LTTE.
      .
      We should encourage people like Wigneswaran & Sumanthiran to prowl ahed.
      .
      And Tamil politicians must learn to speak to sinhalese masses. Not to Tamils.

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        ……prowl ahead.

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        how about the sinhala people learn to speak Tamil ? Tamil is a language that is spoken by a large number of people in this land. Maybe it is about time that people are taught this in their early education as they learn to speak English other languages they’d consider their ‘mother tongue’.

        It would be beneficial to be able to be communicate with those that speak another language; that way you can share knowledge and have a mutual benefit for each respective societies. This is in contrast to the ‘moda’ solution of the uneducated masses which is to become jealous of various aspects of others societies and go and set fire to their institutions (Eg. Jafna Library).

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          sitrep24

          How about making the ethnicity neutral, religious neutral, caste neutral …. “Esperando” as being the official language of this country?

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          “how about the sinhala people learn to speak Tamil ?”

          In which country does the majority learn to speak the minoritys langauge.
          This is the land of the sinhalayas. Thought Tamil is officially an offiocial language it is not in practical sense.
          There are many Tamils who do not want to speak in Tamil in public

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            What does this have anything to do with one group being from a marginally majority group ?? This pitiful ideology you have (which clearly comes across from your comment) that ‘just because you’re born a certain race you automatically have superiority over other groups of people’ is the definition of racism.
            When I think about the future of this country of what it could have been to the cesspool of corruption and filth it is diving into I am some what saddened, but that sadness goes away when I am reminded that those that will suffer the most from the current leadership are the insecure majority.
            No man has superiority over another except through piety and God consciousness.
            Don’t bother replying, I’m not interest in what you have to say because I do not consider as people those who think they’re superior to others because of their race. Adieu.

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            Stop talking through your rear end Perera. Tamil is an official language in Srilanka as well as a recognised language in use in many other countries. Tamil is the 17 th most spoken language in the world with about 100 million speakers. This is not the Land of the Sinhalayas this is the Land of the Tamils the Ravana’s people. Sinhalam don’t belong here , the fact that it is not spoken else where doesn’t make it indigenous to Srilanka. Sinhalam is Pali mixed with Tamil with a bit of Portuguese thanks to your fore fathers who did some cross breeding ( fucking ) with Sinhala women.

            No Tamil will learn an under developed jungle language like Sinhalam. You are a ridiculous joker “

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              You are a ridiculous joker when you say :”There are many Tamils who do not want to speak in Tamil in public” you make me laugh Perera, when you pull these jokes out of your arse.

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                RAVI PERERA the Sinhala Speaking Demela

                Brilliant
                Thanks for keeping it brief.
                Keep up your good work.
                This is not comedy script.
                You do not have to laugh in case if you have mistaken.

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                  Dear Native,
                  I have been searching for Mr Sinhala Man I have not see him for the last few days on this or other forums. Do you know where he could be ?

                  I am bit worried of him, migh be abducted and sent missing. I told him several times no to be that naive exposing unncessary pvt info on this CT forum.
                  :
                  Today the situation back in my home country – is almsot no difference to the days incumbent president brother Mahindaya made this country no different to that Sentinelese
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7BNwmVvk6g

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              “No Tamil will learn an under developed jungle language like Sinhalam”

              Reality is different. Grudgingly you have and more will for your existence in Sinhale

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                RAVI PERERA Sinhala Speaking Demela

                “Reality is different. Grudgingly you have and more will for your existence in Sinhale”

                Existence does not mean people have to be cowed down, bend over backwards to please the Sinhale (whatever that is).
                Any decent democratic country which want to progress would make sure in its fundamental document, not Mahawamsa but a constitution that would establish a framework of rights and responsibility, guarantees their existence.

                You dumasses should read, learn and civilise yourself by reading a portion of Japanese constitution:

                We, the Japanese people, desire peace for all time and are deeply conscious of the high ideals controlling human relationship, and we have determined to preserve our security and existence, trusting in the justice and faith of the peace-loving peoples of the world. We desire to occupy an honored place in an international society striving for the preservation of peace, and the banishment of tyranny and slavery, oppression and intolerance for all time from the earth. We recognize that all peoples of the world have the right to live in peace, free from fear and want.

                We believe that no nation is responsible to itself alone, but that laws of political morality are universal; and that obedience to such laws is incumbent upon all nations who would sustain their own sovereignty and justify their sovereign relationship with other nations.

                https://japan.kantei.go.jp/constitution_and_government_of_japan/constitution_e.html

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                  Hello Macho,

                  Was wondering where you were all this time. Knew it was only a matter of time before you appeared. Starving for attention ?

                  Cherio

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                    RAVI PERERA Sinhala Speaking Demela

                    “Knew it was only a matter of time before you appeared. Starving for attention ?”

                    No really he Roared, the Public Racists Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala ran away to his ancestral homeland and he passed away on 29 April 1933, Sarnath, Varanasi, India.

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                      Great entertainment as always

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                Perera

                Let us see how long Sinhale is going to be on the world map as it is today. What is left of
                what Indians and Chinese take of Sinhale will be pretty shitty won’t it.

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                  “what Indians and Chinese take of Sinhale will be pretty shitty won’t it.”

                  So nothing for Tamils ?
                  Yes lets see, Dont mind giving the whole country away to Chinese and Indians(Hindi) if we can stop you filthy fellows from owning an inch of our land.

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                    RAVI PERERA Dumbass Sinhala Speaking Kallathonie Demela

                    “Yes lets see, Dont mind giving the whole country away to Chinese and Indians(Hindi) if we can stop you filthy fellows from owning an inch of our land.”

                    Have you forgotten Demelas the filthy fellows are part and partial of India or are you suffering from Sinhala/Buddhists myopia?

                    When are you going to run away from this island like your mythical lion, roaring Aryan Anagarika back to your ancestral homeland? Sooner the better.

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                      “Have you forgotten Demelas the filthy fellows are part and partial of India or are you suffering from Sinhala/Buddhists myopia?”

                      Did you get hurt macho

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                      RAVI PERERA Dumbass Sinhala Speaking Kallathonie Demela

                      “Did you get hurt macho”

                      Why? Should anyone get hurt?
                      Lot of the people with bit of the Grey matter are seriously worried as this country is being driven to ground by a dumbass, surrounded and supported by dumbasses, cheered by dumbasses like you, …. Hence I am too.

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                    Foolish Perera

                    What have you lot got to do with the Hindians ? You truly suffer from an inferiority complex , don’t you ? Tamils hold Hindi in contempt. By the way before the Hindi wallahs arrive to Eelam they have to pass the 500 million Dravidians in the Dravidanadu otherwise known as South India starting from the South of the Vindya mountains. In any case the Hindians don’t care a Donkey’s piss about you kalu pakeyas. You Sinhalese can have wet dreams of North Indian connection but Modi will fart on your kalu Sinhala face for even thinking about it.

                    You have a better chance at convincing the Portuguese of your Prangi ancestry than convincing Indians of your North Indian ancestry. One look at you kalu Modayas the north Indians will spit on your ugly monkey looking Sinhala barbaric faces. Think before you post more bull shit.

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                      Hello Thanbi,

                      “Foolish Perera”

                      Thanks for letting me know that I am a fool. Professors of three countries could not work that out.

                      “You truly suffer from an inferiority complex”

                      When it comes to Tamils we Sinhalayas have a huge superioirty complex. When the word Tamil is mentioned
                      a thich, dark, ugly picture come to our minds. Infact sinhalays look down on the tamils, that is shown by our dealing with you tamils over the last 70 yrs.

                      Wet dreams of North Indian connection is due to bad experience with the ugly Tamils.

                      “In any case the Hindians don’t care a Donkey’s piss about you kalu pakeyas”

                      They probably don’t but don’t dislike us in the same way they dislike you. Ugly women are disparagingly refered to as Madrasis in Delhi. So your talk of Hindi being treated with contempt is …. hina hina hina wenna hina.

                      “One look at you kalu Modayas the north Indians will spit on your ugly monkey looking Sinhala barbaric faces”

                      Look who is calling the sinhalayas ugly. You Tamils are the ugliest race in the world. You also must be dark and ugly.Not only that you guys are a cursed race.

                      Anyway Time for action. Accept man you buggers have been defeated.

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                      Perera the Karawa Portuguese hybrid

                      “Thanks for letting me know that I am a fool. Professors of three countries could not work that out. ”

                      I have belly ache laughing at your antics. Even the Principals in 3 Mahavidyalayas in your village wouldn’t have said that you are an intelligent person from what you have been writing here.

                      Sinhala superiority complex this is another joke coming out of your arse. All my servants in my house hold were Sinhalese when I was growing up as my father was a DMO (district Medical officer).My father graduated from Colombo medical college in 1953 when I believe DR. Milroy Paul was the dean of the faculty. My father who is 95 is still alive. You are an ignorant fool when you say all the Tamils are dark and ugly, I am often mistaken for a north Indian or a Pakistani where I live and By no definition I am dark despite I am a full blooded Tamil from the North of Eelam.

                      One look at the Srilankan Cricket team should tell you how many monkey looking dark Sinhalayas are there. Once some one termed the Srilankan team as the darkest Cricket players in the world even darker than the west Indians.

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                      cont—

                      I am not ugly Perera I am quite handsome , I am married to a very nice white woman.
                      “There is one Vengupolan writting in this forum too. You also must be one such person. where as almost all of the sinhala migrant in the west are professionals.So there you go.”
                      Sadly once again you are wrong I am a professional who live in London and my Children went to Eton college. I have travelled all over the world and I can tell you with absolute certainty that Sinhalese are the modern Toilet cleaners all over the world and the modern slaves living in servitude.
                      Go to Italy, Lebanon, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe you will see how your ethnic cousins are working as domestic workers the modern toilet cleaning slaves of the world despite the fact that you buggers have a so called state and occupy other people’s land as well.
                      Your father must be either a fisher man at home or a Toilet cleaner in Italy who has illegally migrated their by boat from Negombo or Wennapuwa.
                      Shut the fuck up you inferior clot. Even Gorillas will look down on you Sinhala Mass murderers, Child rapists, Pedophiles and scums who practice incest and bestiality. Read your Mahavansa which confirms that your race came out of bestiality and incestuous bastardy.

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                    Foolish Perera

                    What have you lot got to do with the Hindians ? You truly suffer from an inferiority complex , don’t you ? Tamils hold Hindi in contempt. By the way before the Hindi wallahs arrive to Eelam they have to pass the 500 million Dravidians in the Dravidanadu otherwise known as South India starting from the South of the Vindya mountains. In any case the Hindians don’t care a Donkey’s piss about you kalu pakeyas. You Sinhalese can have wet dreams of North Indian connection but Modi will fart on your kalu Sinhala face for even thinking about it.

                    You have a better chance at convincing the Portuguese of your Prangi ancestry than convincing Indians of your North Indian ancestry. One look at you kalu Modayas the north Indians will spit on your ugly monkey looking Sinhala barbaric faces. Think before you post more bull shit.

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                      “Perera the Karawa Portuguese hybrid”

                      Wether I am Karawe or something else is none of your business. Karawe is very much a part of the sinhala community. It is most of the karawes who gave you the final punch , you would have seen your brethren dead like flies in Nanthikadal. Try to fix us for war crimes, you clowns can not even do that.

                      “Even the Principals in 3 Mahavidyalayas in your village wouldn’t have said that you are an intelligent person from what you have been writing here.”

                      I do not need your approval to display my intelligence, I ahve been approved by professors of 3 countries.

                      “Sadly once again you are wrong I am a professional who live in London and my Children went to Eton college.”

                      From your language can clearly say that you have been to Eton. You mean Eton of Jaffna – Mahajana College?
                      You are a taxi driver in Toronto aren’t you.

                      “I have travelled all over the world and I can tell you with absolute certainty that Sinhalese are the modern Toilet cleaners all over the world and the modern slaves living in servitude.”

                      You demalu can say whatever you want. You fellow are smarting from defeat. All the toliet cleaners in the western World are Tamils.

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                      Dumb Perera

                      I know you are illiterate, I never said that I went to Eton, I went to St’ John’s college Jaffna and St’Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia. come and see how well the Tamils are doing all over the world and how your Sinhala toilet cleaners are working as modern slaves in the west.

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                      Hi Thanbi,

                      “come and see how well the Tamils are doing all over the world and how your Sinhala toilet cleaners are working as modern slaves in the west.”

                      My professional qualifications and work have taken me to the western world. Some of my batch mates are lecturers in London and rest of the world. Most Sinhalese in the west had to migrate using their qualifications. Most Sinhalese in the west are professionals. Most Tamils are refugees. You are one such person.

                      You were at S Thomas ? I too had a few cousins who went there and are kalu suddas. My Father put me to Ananda and hence became an ardent nationalist. Most of the top generals (War criminals for you) during the final stage were Anandians.

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                    What a Shame? 68 Million, there is no sperate country for Tamils. South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Australia TAMILS are 2nd or 3rd class citizens. Most doing maniac jobs, streets cleaning, toilets cleaning, paper distributing, tea plucking, rubber estates workers, toddy tappers, sugar cane workers, barbers, etc. In Sri Lanka, British brought Tamils from MAD-RAS(CALS) to clean toilets also. These Tamils put their imagination homeland called PEELAM , PEE mean in Tamil shit

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        From the beginning, I said that CVW should be in parliament as he is a knowledgeable person to counter Sinhala racists. We must thank the voters who gave him the chance to do so. He wasted his time in provincial council and was a failure as he did not have organizational skills. Now he is in the correct track and will deliver. He will bravely take the fight to the opponents without bartering his self respect. This should be a blow to that cowardly crook who tried to be a darling of the Sinhalese by condemning the sacrifices made by Tamil youths and took Tamils for a ride during the last five years.

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        S. C. Passqual

        “And Tamil politicians must learn to speak to sinhalese masses. Not to Tamils.”

        How
        Gotam Sharanam Gacchami
        Mahindam Sharanam Gacchami
        Sangham Sharanam Gacchami

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    ‘A holistic attitude towards Srilanka”? How can you expect a holistic attitude from the president when he claims that he has been elected by the Sinhal Only people. Even if it is otherwise, his heart and mind are embedded with Sinhala Buddhist only way and one cannot expect him to be a president of the whole of Srilanka. Of course, he would like to rule Srilanka as’ a monarch of all he surveys.’ with no care and concern for the Tamils and Muslims and even the Buddhists. Buddhism by itself is not bad, but Buddhism in hands of the Sinhalese as a weapon, will be dangerous and ill-suited for Srilanka as a whole and more so to Hindus from where Buddhism originated, not as a religion. but as a philosophy. As far as the Muslims are concerned they may change their Tactics to accommodate for personal reasons with the Justice Minister’s guidance similar to that of Kadirgamar, for the Tamils, which never materialized.

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    Thanks for CV’s dedicated hard work. Our children cannot taught to go dumbfound that their master are children of lion, while Tamil were the one wrote the first book of Ceylon history, called now as Deepawamsa. It is the Tamil nuns who were taught by Manimehala another Tamil Nun, wrote Deepawamsa.

    Kajan (Ponnampalam ) too did an excellent job. Tamil Nation’s right to International Investigation and cannot be overshadowed with the Sinhala Buddhist’s sovereignty.

    TNA senior members seems to be hiding under the “Secret Solution”, which was thrown into back burner by Yahapalanaya. If the TNA members are not talking in the parliament anymore, that means they want the history to repeat, i.e. Chelva- Ponnampalam part. Thanks to Royals, who placed so many candidates in North in many colors & shapes, thus made chance for CV and Kajan to come to parliament. Thanks for Sumanthiran too who has given equal opportunity in parliament for his Tamil opponents. .

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    Mr C.V.Wigneswaran in his speech uses the term “subsidiarity” loosely to mean various things to various people.

    But “Subsidiarity principle” has a precise well-defined meaning used in any discourse on sub national democracy.

    It was extensively dealt in the constitution of the Swiss federation for the first time when defining powers to the cantons. The cantons have high levels of autonomy.

    The principle of subsidiarity is laid down in the Treaty on European Union also.

    In Sri Lankan context we have three tiers of governance.

    • Pradesha Sabha/Municipal Councils,
    • Provincial Councils
    • Government at the centre.

    .the principle of subsidiary defines that any function should be carried out at the lowest possible level. If it cannot be carried out at that level effectively then it will be passed on to the next higher level and so on to the next higher level.

    This principle is the reverse of devolution where powers and functions are transferred from the higher to lower levels.

    The principle of subsidiarirty is much more democratic and effective than devolution and could be successfully practiced under any circumstances and lead to real participatory democracy.

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    The ancient History of Sri Lanka, began with the traditional king of Sri Lanka mentioned in Pali chronicles including Mahavamsa. Accordingly Vijaya is recorded as King of Sri Lanka. His reign is traditionally dated to 543 – 505 BCE. The date of Gautamais birth & death are uncertain. Most historians in the early 20th century dated his lifetime as c.563 to 583 BCE. However, the traditional date of the Buddha was 949 BC according to China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. Prince Vijaya & his 700 followers founded the Kingdom of Tambapani after landing at Mantai, after leaving Suppraka. It is recorded that Vijaya made his landing on the day of Buddha’s death. Vijaya claimed Tambapani his capital and soon the island came under this name. Tambapani was originally inhabited & governed by Yakkas with their queen Kuveni having their capital at Sirisvattu. According to Samyutta commentary, Tambapani was one hundred leagues in extent. After landing at Tambapani, Vijaya met Kuveni who was disguised as a beautiful woman. She was really a Yakkini named Sesapathi. During the end of Vijaya’s reign, he sent message to the city of his ancestors at Sinhapura inviting his brother Sumitta to take over the throne. But Vijaya died before the message reached his brother. So the people elected Upatissa as the Chief Minister.

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      The word Tambapani or Taprobane as the ancient Greeks called the island, is derived from the river Thamirabarani or Tamraparni or Porunai that flows in Southern Tamil Nadu , Thirunelveli district and empties in the Gulf of Mannar, just on the other side of the ancient port of Mannar. The ancient Greeks used to trade extensively with the Tamils from both side of the sea and mistook on which side the river empties and called the island Taprobane or Tambapani
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thamirabarani_River#:~:text=The%20Thamirabarani%20or%20Tamraparni%20or%20Porunai%20is%20a,of%20southern%20I

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        “mistook on which side the river empties and called the island Taprobane or Tambapani”

        How long will it take for a River in Canada to be mistaken ?

        You thalayas and your complexes

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    What bloody ‘DEMALA BAUDAYOS’? This descendant of a Dravida slave from Hindusthan is trying to carry forward the project started by K-thoni racist Chelavanayakam to distort the history of Sinhale to justify their bogus claim ‘Traditional Homeland’.
    If those archeological remains found in the North and East are of the period when Demala Baudayos lived in those areas, why the hell ‘Para’ Demalu destroy those archeological remains and build Kovils on top of them.
    Ven. Ellawala Medhananda has documented most of the Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites in his book ‘The Sinhala Buddhist Heritage in the East and North of Sri Lanka’ and mentions the damage done by Tamils and Muslims to these places.
    Mr. Cyril Mathew submitted a report in 1983 entitled ‘An Appeal to UNESCO to Safeguard and Preserve the Cultural Property in Sri Lanka Endangered by Racial Prejudice, Unlawful Occupation, or Willful Destruction’
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    “If so would his Presidential Task Force make mention that those archeological remains found in the North and East are of the period when Demala Baudayos lived in those areas? Otherwise a wrong perception would emerge that those Buddhist areas were Sinhala Buddhist.”

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      Blind eye
      You belong to salagama, karava or durava ? Where did they come from?

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        Anpu,

        salagama, karava or durava have been the biggest gift from Malayalees. But completely assimilated. The mostly Rabidly anti tamils in the sinhala people come from these groups.

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          RAVI PERERA the Sinhala Speaking Demela

          “salagama, karava or durava have been the biggest gift from Malayalees.”

          Hence you must be the 6th generation descendant of Kallthonie South Indian convert that makes you a public racist, according to Prof Gananath Obeyesekere’s analogy.

          Keep typing we can learn why your lot are desperately wanting to fit in with the other lot. Why does the Sinhala Buddhists want to adapt new and weird identities every 100 or so years?

          Are they Ravana’s descendants now?

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            “Hence you must be the 6th generation descendant of Kallthonie South Indian convert that makes you a public racist, according to Prof Gananath Obeyesekere’s analogy.”

            As long as it is not filthy tamils, thats fine.

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            Rawana Original (Aborigin) of Sri Lanka (Heladiva), who kept Sita long time under him. Who knows Sita was pregnant with Rawana? Keeping a female for what purposes? To play “Ata Balls”. After the Pregnant Rama came with the help of Hanuma and took the Sita to India, same as Lord Mountbatten’s wife secretly had affair with Jawahal Neru

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          Idiotic racist. The ancestors of the Salagama and Durava originated from what is modern Tamil Nadu. The ancestors of the Karava originated from both southern states. Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A few centuries ago Kerala was also Tamil and the so called Malayali was part of the Tamil ethnicity and Malayalam was considered a regional variant of Tamil , just like Elu was . For all formal purposes proper Tamil was still used in Kerala . Got it. Your ancestors would have also originated from one of these ancient Tamil speaking lands

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            Rohan Thanbi,

            We are happy to be racist when it comes to you Tamils.

            :The ancestors of the Karava originated from both southern states. Kerala and Tamil Nadu”

            Ancestors of Karawa, Salagama and Durava originated from Kerala. Now you say Kerala. You fellows claim Koreana dn Japanese also evolved from Tamil. Some of you belove you Diaspora wealth is 5 times that of Sri Lanka. You can believ any rubbish , thats all that is left for you.You fellow have been defeated.

            “Your ancestors would have also originated from one of these ancient Tamil speaking lands”

            As far as I can remember all my ancestors thoughly dislike/hate you Tamils.

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              Perera

              “As far as I can remember all my ancestors thoroughly dislike/hate you Tamils”
              I don’t care a fuck what your prangi ancestors did or did not do. You Sinhala inferior race will hate Tamils an Intellectually superior race. Not that we like you Sinhala barbarians but some Tamils in this forum just write what is factually correct statements like the Karawa, Salagama and Durawe are from Tamilagam , the present day Tamilnadu and Kerala. This doesn’t mean that we Tamils a pure race want to have anything to with you Sinhala mongrels also known as Hybrids.

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                Hey appa,

                “You Sinhala inferior race will hate Tamils an Intellectually superior race”

                Interllectually superior race… hina hina wenna hina.
                You buggers are Suicide superiors. This is another story you propagate like Dutugemun was tamil, Tamil is oldest language. You tamils lived in North India. Most f the people doing menial wok in the western world are you tamils.

                “You Sinhala inferior”

                Far superior when it comes to Tamils. You had conclusive evidence in 2009.

                “Karawa, Salagama and Durawe are from Tamilagam”

                Karawa , Salagam and Durava people of Malayalam ancestry if at all and quite rightly hate you demalu.

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      Eagle,

      When did you leave from Malaysia to come to Lankawe; before it was turned into Islamic country or while it was still a Buddhist country? Cyril Mathew a Malaiyalee, Christian. Unlike you, Thero De Silva, or SWRD or JR or Don Stephen, he didn’t change his name to Malaiyalee Baudayos.

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      Mr. Cyril Mathew ( Malayali) kiss my ass. He is the biggest scoundrel who lived on this planet and went to hell. Did he also report the burning of Jaffna library to UNESCO in his appeal ? Sinhala morons make me laugh when they talk about about UNESCO.

      “Mr. Cyril Mathew submitted a report in 1983 entitled ‘An Appeal to UNESCO to Safeguard and Preserve the Cultural Property in Sri Lanka Endangered by Racial Prejudice, Unlawful Occupation, or Willful Destruction’” Are you talking about the man who burnt the Jaffna library here ? YOU lunatic.
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        “Mr. Cyril Mathew ( Malayali) kiss my ass.”

        How can he. You said that you only wipe. Filthy man.

        Great Cyril committed a great act of …. library.

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          Hello Perera

          You are nether Sinhalese nor a Tamil but a mongrel with all the above and Parangi mixed. You and your race of people are good at two things wiping the arses of others and licking it at times otherwise how you son of a Portuguese parangi ended up amongst the Sinhala /Tamil on this resplendent Island. Now all the Toilet cleaners in the Middle east, Far east and Europe are Good House maids all belonging to the Sinhale. These Sinhala Toilet cleaners have gone there on Toilet cleaning visas other wise known as Domestic worker work permits.

          Now tell me my mongrel friend , who is a Filthy man ? You are truly a sad case.

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            Hello Thanbi,

            “You are nether Sinhalese nor a Tamil but a mongrel with all the above and Parangi mixed”

            CERTAINLY NOT a TAMIL.

            “Now all the Toilet cleaners in the Middle east, Far east and Europe are Good House maids all belonging to the Sinhale.”

            Most of them belong to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Big number from India actually are Tamilians from Tamil Nadu.
            We are far less than that. Anyway all the Toliet cleaners in the western World are Tamil Refugees.There is one Vengupolan writting in this forum too. You also must be one such person. where as almost all of the sinhala migrant in the west are professionals.

            So there you go.

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              Perera

              I live in the west My Toilet cleaner is a Sinhala gentleman. do you want me to introduce him to you. Tamils in the west are professionals and not house maids and toilet cleaners like Sinhalayas. Tamils are Taking over the world like the Jews. In Lebanon Sinhalese women are known as modern slaves. I work against modern slavery, Perera, facts speak for themselves. Sinhalese are known as Homosexuals, Pedophiles ( Srilanka is advertised in the west as a Homosexual paradise) and Barbaric killers of innocent people. Sinhalese are also ( mainly house maids ) known as modern slaves in Lebanon, Isreal and in some other middle eastern countries.

              Pereara, By the way my father is a Medical doctor.

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                Hey Thanbi,

                “I live in the west My Toilet cleaner is a Sinhala gentleman.”

                I do not think Tamil living in the west will get any one to work in their home. You guys are too stingy. Anyway you must be a refugee in Toronto

                “Tamils are Taking over the world like the Jews”

                Before comparing with Jews pls try to defeat the fun loving Sinhalese. 2009 is not that far ago….

                “In Lebanon Sinhalese women are known as modern slaves. I work against modern slavery, Perera, facts speak for themselves.”

                Thanbi, the biggest slaves are in Toronto. In Sri Lanka all servants are Tamils (Earleir used to be only Indian Tamils but now…..)

                “Sinhalese are known as Homosexuals, Pedophiles ( Srilanka is advertised in the west as a Homosexual paradise)”

                You Tamils are safe, due to your ugly looks

                “and Barbaric killers of innocent people”

                This should be changed to Barbaric killers of Ugly Tamils.

                “Pereara, By the way my father is a Medical doctor.”
                Can’t be . He must be taxi driver like you

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      Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

      ” What bloody ‘DEMALA BAUDAYOS’? “

      Dumass, here is one you don’t want notice or know:

      Demala Bauddaya by Prof Sunil Ariyarathna

      ISBN Number 9552098386
      Publisher S. Godage And Brothers
      No 661,
      P.D.S. kularathna Mawatha,
      Maradana Road,
      Colombo 10.
      +094.112 686 925
      Published Year 2006

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      Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

      Brilliant
      Thanks for keeping it brief.
      Keep up your good work.

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      ‘Eagle Eye’ is not only suffering from progressive ‘Glaucoma’ but also from ‘Broken Wings’. Thus he is unable to see beyond his nose or fly out to understand the world.

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    Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

    Brilliant
    Thanks for keeping it brief.
    Keep up your good work.

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    Wiggy’s braggadocio as CM, and now as a member of parliament, has the potential to relegate Tamil nationalism to the lunatic-fringe of Sri Lankan politics presently occupied by BBS and the rest of the Saffron Mafia, the Wahabis, and Malcolm Ranjith. That would be a positive development from the perspective of Sinhala-Buddhist authoritarianism. One wonders … who is egging him on? But as a matter of fact we also know he is quite capable of creating a hullabaloo all by himself.

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      I wish my retirement life was as good as Hon CM’s….very jealous indeed……Colombo is going to keep on exporting all the retirees to Jaffna to do this kind of political ambitions….means we will continue to export toilet washer like myself all around the world until the last man stand.

      What a great human resource supply chain. We fund it as well. Not even the white man would have ever thought about this for sure…..not a chance I can ever go home now too with the new visa requirements?

      Then again Hon CJ said he does not want anyone from south moving up North will cause problems between people in his inaugural speech/policy statement? He is excluded because TNA given the temp visa/permanent residency/citizenship not sure?.

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    this time around Christian Sinhalease have been marginalized by Gota. In presidential election got got less than 50% when considering people who did not vote. By alienating Christians this opposition will grow. MR and GR may be restricted by nature to continue for 5 years

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