Tamara Kunanayakam
Posted on June 12th, 2012

L. Jayasooriya

Anybody who has watched Tamara speak at the UN body in Geneva could not have failed to notice the genuine sincerity with which she defended our country and with such high emotion. With that she also proved the possibility of the existence of at least one Tamil person who considers this land that belongs to all of us together be our common home. Her emotion reflects her young blood and her forthrightness in what she had to say at these meetings showed America that she has self respect and is not prepared to take anything from America the way America expects previous colonial nations to behave in front of the greatest nation on earth. Germans described their country to be above all other nations but that is not insulting to others. Even so America did not like it and after the German defeat in world-war II America got those words removed from the German national anthem but America continues to call herself the “greatest nation on earth” which means contempt for all other nations.

It is very likely that Hillary Clinton may have asked GL Peiris to remove Tamara. Tamara is a public servant and the public has the right to know from GL Peiris why she is being removed. He is obliged to answer that question.

In reply to Hillary Clinton’s order to MR through GL. Peiris to remove troops from the North and East MR promptly said that they will not be removed. By saying so he made us a proud nation with self respect.

What will MR’s reply to removing Tamara be? We eagerly await the decision.

 


18 Responses to “Tamara Kunanayakam”

  1. dhane Says:

    Remove GL. Then problem solved.

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    THIS IS A GEM OF A TAMIL LADY. SRI LANKA SHOULD BE PROUD TO HAVE HER, SPEAKING FOR HER COUNTRY OF BIRTH, IN A MUDDY INTERNATIONAL SITUATION. LET US ALL SRI LANKANS GET TOGETHER AND PRAY, TO BRING HER THE BLESSINGS OF THE NOBLE TRIPLE GEM, IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVOURS. LET HER ASCEND TO A HIGHER REALM IN HER PROFESSION.

    Iam, with great deference, requesting His Excellency the President, Maninda Rajapakse, to treat her with a profound feeling of awe and respect, and restore her status quo in the ascendant.

    THIS IS WHAT RECONCILLIATION IS ALL ABOUT.

  3. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    Well said again Jayasooriya – the value of having a Tamil in a world forum our fools do not realise. We certainly can project ourselves as a nation of rational minds and goodwill. She did a yeoman service to our nation – imagine GLP in that position!
    We didn’t buckle down to American pressure when we nationalised big oil companies (people have forgoten our firm stances of yesteryear), faced US sanctions and eventually US calmed down. Indians defied US pressure during their Nulcear testing and faced sanctions and eventually US calmed down. Why should a single nation dictate terms to others committing themselves heinous crimes against humanity? Why won’t the whole world unite and begin IGNORING US and UK and that willl be some solution to conteract their hegemony. Probably corrupt leaders of other countries could be the major problem.
    China and Russia exited from UNHCR recently as they found US was pressuring other nations. Soon others too will follow. We need to follow that path. It seems fair to some to go along with US and UK and be dependent on IMF and World Bank, be gentlemen and not engage in harsh talk on forums like these. When will we ever take a stance and be independent and show some unity and strength as a nation? The whole world is under the yolk of US and UK and that should not go on forever.

  4. AnuD Says:

    It looks that SL President at present, for some reason, does not trust even External affairs Minister G. L. Peiris. I suspect that because President confidential person Sajin Vass guy is working as the unofficial External Affairs minister and he is tailing every where G.L.Peiris is visiting.

    Along the same lines of logics, I suspect President may have similar thoughts with Madam Tamara Kunanayakam too.

    Besides, remember 70 politicians visited and less than a handful contributed something. All others were having a vacation there. Who knows how many of these guys just snakes there.

  5. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    However much I admire President Rajapakse for being a patriot who put the country before self to restore human rights of 20million sriLankans, I’m baffled the way the SL Govt is handling Tamara Kunanayakam, also a patriot who we can clearly see has placed the country above self interest. I believe GL Peries is really not a politician, but a brilliant academic and an asset to the nation and a Public Servant Loyal to the regime in power. Tomorrow if Fonseka or Ranil W comes to power, GL is capable of peddling their policies and messages, as if he never served under Mahinda R.
    Therefore, it is my belief the President himself might be behind this move to shift Tamara to a less confrontational position, as she seems too hot to handle, because of her lack of fear to call a spade a spade. Probably Tamara is making life too uncomfortable for Navi Pillai and her team who are extremely biased against Srilanka. Navi Pillai is the darling angel of the US Govt, as she is ever willing to release any unsubstantiated adverse statement on “human rights” to undermine regimes targeted by the US, such as Syria, SriLanka and Iran at this moment, whilst ignoring the glaring ongoing violations by the US and Nato in Iraq, Afganistan and Libya.
    However, the President with his experience must be knowing what he is doing and I hooe he has got it right. However, he must not lose a patriotic and energetic person like Tamara Kunanayakam, who is willing defend the interests of SriLanka.

  6. Sarath W Says:

    We need more Tamaras in our foreign service to protect the good name of Sri Lanka. It is time the government groom her to take the place of great foreign ministers like Rajan Kadiragama and A.C.S. Hameed. The president no doubt is the only great and courageous leader we had since independence, but he has made too many blunders when appointing political goons and incompetent persons to key diplomatic posts.Tamara was very effective, capable and showed her loyalty to Sri Lanka. So why she was treated like a traitor?

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Russia selling attack helicopters to Syria.

    Mad Hillary has gone berserk. Witch begging Russia not to but Russia ignores the dirt.

    Good show of strength.

    Retaining Syria ESSENTIAL to avoid a major war in the middle east. The moment Syria falls, USA and Israel are going to bomb Iran into dust.

    If Syria escapes this, bloody Saudi Arabia is going to get it back BIG TIME. It is time Shiites rise up against Sunni violence and you know the rest. Let them lock horns in war! Americans selling weapons to one camp, Russia selling weapons to the other and the fools pay for both with oil revenue.

  8. LankaLover Says:

    Hilary has not yet recovered from her Monica Lewinsky days, and keep bashing peaceful nations for bribes and fame. She took LTTE bribes and is hell bent on subduing Sri Lanka with bogus accusations.

    Tamara is a gem indeed, and she should be in the UN.

    I supported both Hilary and Obama in her election days out of compassion for both. Not anymore!!!

    Hilary lives in paranoya on Sri Lanka.. She is so scared that Sri Lanka will set precedence to others by ignoring US dominance, cozying up to China. So, she wants to come and teach these little brown people a lesson!!!

    She is misusing the US State Department resources to please her LTTE friends, and go on personal adventures on vilifying Sri Lanka!!

  9. Marco Says:

    I’m not sure if anyone has grasped what exactly TK is saying in her most recent statements and pronouncements.
    Like “tube lights” we will be “enlighten”
    As i have commented in the past on this very issue, TK is far better off to maintain her stance without compromising her own credibility.

  10. Naram Says:

    I cannot believe Americans at Secretary of State level will bring pressure to remove a Sri Lankan government officer from funtioning in a office in Geneve, because she is brilliant in the way she presents her arguments and conductsherself among the representatives of many nations. More likely she has attracted jealosyof the folks of her own home country, for being a more junior upstart without the indulgences of expense accounts, and contract fiddling that other seem to be doing on the side.

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    “”I am ready to die after that (birth of Tamil Eelam.) I will be relieved. And if I had to die to ensure the creation of Eelam, I am prepared to do that,” he said.

    On the lines of countries like East Timor and Montenegro, a UN-sponsored referendum must be held for creation of Tamil Eelam and expatriate Lankan Tamils also must be allowed to vote and this issue among others will be taken up at the TESO conference, he added.”

    Mad Karu-nai-nidhi.

    If SL govt gives into everything, they might give in to this nonsense too.

  12. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    There is a good possibility the Three Pussy Cat Dolls are behind this move. Navam, Hillary and Jayalalitha persuading GOSL meaning GLP to remove Tamara. Imagine yourself being in this position and how badly you will feel letting down by your own nation. Hillary was put into shame when her husband turned Oval office to Oral office. She was humiliated at nominations. So now she is on vengence and playing the ‘tough’ role and at the receiving end is Sri Lanka, obliging the LTTE scum who funded her campaign. People have faith in Mahinda to do everything right but he too is inclined to UK and hence US wishes. If someone else was in Gotabayas position, by now he/she would have been replaced by Mahinda for the bold statement he makes. He shows the type of leadership we need in SL RELATIVE to foreign policy (well if ever we have a foreign policy)

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    SL always had a foreign policy.

    UNP foreign policy – ar** lick the west and boast about the taste (at least they were honest)
    SLFP foreign policy – ar** lick the west and boast about kicking their ar**

    This govt is the WORST ar** lickers AFTER 2010. Hillary drags MR by his ear to the loo for the ar** licking. While doing so, MR kicks the door HARD and tells people “Hey, I’m kicking their ar**”. Some dumbos clap, “Hooray!”. Then he gets down to the stinky task again.

    1. Lalith Weeratunga now announces SL will implement 33 MORE LLRC recommendations!!
    2. Tamara sacked.
    3. GLP was sent on a ar** mission to Hillary where he agreed to MORE favours to Jayalalitha crowd.
    4. Demilitarized the Jaffna penisular by 60%. Only 15,000 soldiers remain. This is a GRAVE danger to security.
    5. 13 PLUS!!
    6. Indian illegal immigrants arriving like Diahrea.
    7. Gonseka released
    8. Next is war crimes investigations. VERY SOON the govt will allow that too. They have forgotten what happened with Darusman in 2006. Bugger was given to report on one incident ultimately he did 2 reports.
    9. True friends of SL are humiliated.

    What I don’t like are the DAMN lies, “we will not implement the UNHRC resolution”, “no 13 plus” and other BS.

  14. Dham Says:

    His excellency Lorenzo the king of Lanka Web,

    “Russia selling attack helicopters to Syria.” Are you the speaker of ar** killary Hinton’s hol* ?
    Russia says they are just delivering orders mad long time ago.
    But, like you , I too want Russia to be more active to stop this Zionist taking over of the world.

  15. Lorenzo Says:

    Dham,

    There is no offence in what I wrote.

    In 1956 (after the election defeat?) the former HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER SIR John Kotalawala made the following statement to PRESTIGEOUS English newspapers.

    “Ar**lickers have not changed, only the ar**s have changed!”

    Well said Sir.

    This is the PATHETIC state of affairs of the country we LOVE and LIVE.

    We should NOT hesitate to admit it.

    I sincerely hope others too will understand the FRUSTRATION patriotic Sri Lankans feel about this series of NATIONAL PLUNDER and HUMILIATION.

  16. Dilrook Says:

    I share Mr Lorenzo’s frustration. Totally. I’m pretty sure that’s how most people would feel.

    However, as mentioned previously we cannot have a hot headed approach to this problem especially when diplomacy is involved. Tamara is an exceptional diplomat but her approach is inconsistent with the foreign policy approach the government is currently taking in Geneva.

    Her noble efforts to bring transparency to UNHRC finances would obviously go against major financiers, connected NGOs and even the top officials who want it all hush-hushed. That is not what the outcome the government is after now. Fixing UN problems needs the participation of the big players. It is another mini episode of the Ban Ki Moon affair. After hunger strikes and other antics, finally the government backed down.

    GL Pieris and Sajin Vas Gunawardena may have played politics but ultimately it was the President’s call. What we now see an integrated approach with the Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Defence, the parliament, the President and the ministry in charge of reconciliation all working together to face challenges posed by the UNHRC.

    I’m pretty sure the President and his highly ambitious relatives understand the consequences of fooling the people. It will be election time in another 3 years. Most provincial elections are due next year. It will be impossible to reverse any trend created at the provincial elections.

    Unpopular political solutions and unfair advantages to the Tamil community will not be forgiven by UPFA voters. They never did. The fate of Senanayake (1970) and Kumaratunga (2005) clans and Ranil (2004) following their attempts to please Tamils at the expense of others awaits the Rajapaksha clan if the President does anything of that sort. Once ousted from office, their entire clan faces war crimes charges initiated jointly by the UNP led government, JVP, TNA, UN, NGOs, USA, India and others. Stakes are very high. UNHRC war crimes allegations cannot do anything because of lack of consensus at the UN and Security Council. That is not the case if the country initiates an “independent” investigation with the participation of all colonial vile elements. It has no limits or challenges. It will be used to punish progressive forces and keep western stooges in power for a long time. Very high inflation and corruption are not helping things either.

  17. Leela Says:

    Dilrook, I must say, I cannot agree with you more. But… but, do you think, Rajpakses do not know all that or is it that he has something in his sleeve.
    Leela

  18. Dilrook Says:

    Leela:

    It seems they have a plan up their sleeve. Not a dramatic one like winning the war but one that will minimise the damage.

    USA is our biggest export destination with the largest favourable surplus of $1.8 billion last year. Every year as long as I can go, USA always created a trade surplus for Sri Lanka. We should not be dependent on USA so much but this is the reality. Politically and militarily too we cannot live without USA in the current climate. Compromise is essential.

    India is hell bent on creating Tamil Elam (a separate nation for Tamils) to defuse growing resentment from Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Diaspora. India is also intent on total exploitation of the island. It is fair to say the trade surplus we earn from USA is eaten up by India (our biggest import partner).

    Facing all these challenges is not easy. It is not one enemy at a time but many.

    This is not to say we have to do everything USA says. People should stay awake to point out extreme action and inaction. We should not stop pointing out the evils of USA.

    With 20 years in the opposition and only 8 years as Prime Minister and President I’m sure the ruling family knows what it is like to go back to the opposition. They cannot be unaware of many quarters gunning for their blood. Their only protection is their 2005 vote bank. Lose that and that’s the end of their family. Vengefulness of USA, etc. can be seen from happenings around the world how their hit men treated ousted rulers who went against US interests. They have a matching set of local contract killers ready to pounce.

    Everything got to be done through a corrupt, inefficient, incompetent and financially poor set of ministries including the foreign ministry that cannot match the financial clout of the Tamil Diaspora channelling $300 million a year with volunteers working from their homes in the west for no salary for legal, propaganda and political motivations.

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