The Secret Why International Community will lineup against Sri Lanka in Geneva this March as usual.
Posted on February 9th, 2013

 By Charles.S.Perera

There is violation of human rights, war crimes, unaccounted number of civilian deaths by the

Wars against terrorism carried out by the Armed Forces of the USA and the Member States of the International Community.  There are tribal was in Africa, armed conflict in the countries of the Middle East where summary killings have taken place.  There is violations of the human rights of low caste Indians, the aborigines of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America.

But, the State Department of USA, the UN Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International or the International Crisis Group have not passed any resolutions against any of these Countries, nor do they demand a permanent Mission in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, or Darfur.

But Why ?

Probably because these places are dusty, dirty, hot, without clean drinking water, clean accommodation, and  the people are half naked or not wearing clean garment, therefore not pleasant to be posted for service or investigations. None of these countries are  like Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is a very pleasant place, people are very hospitable, it is cheap, and people in Sri Lanka  receives strangers very warmly and invite them to cocktail parties, the beaches are clean secure and enjoyable. The  ethnic problem which is   kept floating by pro terrorist TNA is  convenient, so that a foreigner posted in Sri Lanka can go to any place mix with all communities and  say nice things about the country but nevertheless pull up the government and say they will vote against the Government on USA Resolution against Sri Lanka to be presented by  USA,  like  Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office in UK said at the end of his visit. They are good powerful men though we may  wrongly assume they are utter hypocrites.

The Ministers of the Sri Lanka  Government are  always ready with a broad smile to listen to foreign diplomats and International Officials and they are well treated and even presented with gifts, even if the government is pulled up by them for violation of human rights or war crimes.

So why should any one of the members of the International Communities or their  agencies whose hobby is looking for violation of human rights of all sorts, bother about what happens to the human rights of those living   in  those godforsaken countries, where the life is hard, nauseating and not so pleasant and enjoyable as it is  in Sri Lanka ? 

Therefore Sri Lanka is the place  to come to demand accountability for past crimes even if they were in the elimination of a ruthless group of terrorists that made the life difficult for 30 years to the people of that country- Sri Lanka

That is the reason why  they look to Sri Lanka where there is enough to keep themselves occupied interviewing TNA Mps ,Sampanthans, Pakisothy Saravanamuttus , NGOs, Tamils in Jaffna, Muslims in Colombo, Sinhalese in the South.  The International Community will not have it  better anywhere else.

In addition to that the terrorists in Sri Lanka were good friends of the International Community.  In those good old days when Prabhakaran was living and the terrorism was in full swing,  most of the Ambassadors, and government representatives  from the International Community coming to inquire about ethnic problems, terrorist situation  and progress of after tsunami  reconstruction work went  to Killinochchi and stayed with  Thamilselvam  and his terrorists eating lobsters and sipping cold beer.

Even a woman member of the Monitoring Mission was said to have  been the girl friend of a terrorist one Pulendran  or such. The day she was leaving after her service with the SMM, she had insisted to go and see him before she leaves. They were therefore against a military solution to the terrorist problem in Sri Lanka, how can they promote any thing  so dangerous to their good friends !!!

They insisted on a political solution Robert Blake the then American Ambassador taking the lead.  Robert Blake went to a University in Tamil Nadu  during the height of the military offensive against the terrorists, and made a speech to say  why according to him the  Military Solution to terrorism resorted to by the Government of Sri Lanka was a wrong decision.

These Sri Lanka terrorists amassed a considerable amount of money   collecting well over millions of dollars every month from the expatriate Tamils.  They had bought Ships, planes and modern military and communication material;  some even  donated  by the Embassy of Netherland .

After the elimination of the terrorists this considerable sum of  money is in the hands of the  terrorist front agencies of the Tamil expatriates.  They have now even set up a Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam, and a Global Tamil Forum.

They are continuing to collect funds from the expatriate Tamils. The huge sums of money coming into their hands are not sent to Sri Lanka for the benefit of the Tamils who suffered under terrorism, but that money is being distributed freely  in the West amoung  Western politicians, the media, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Crisis Group, to campaign against the Government of Sri Lanka with the intention of setting up a Tamil Eelam State in  Sri Lanka.

They had even formed a group called the Tamils for Obama which had generously contributed to the President Barrack Obama’s election campaigns. Therefore American State Department takes advice  from the pro terrorist Tamil expatriates, even though none of them had visited Sri Lanka and  have first hand information  about Sri Lanka under  terrorism or Sri Lanka after  terrorism.

The Assistant Secretary of the State Department  for South and Central  Asian  Robert Blake – the friend of the  former Sri Lanka Terrorists  promotes the anti Sri Lanka government moves as a revenge for resorting to a Military Solution against terrorism,  against his advice.  He is supposed to be consulting  Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu, Jehan Perera and Ganeshan  among other anti government NGOs.

There is unlimited billions of Dollars available  with the anti-Sri Lanka  pro Terrorist Tamil Expatriate Front Agencies .

With that they Bribe Western Ministers, Senators, the Western Security Forces and thus are able to wave the Sri Lanka terrorist flag in any of the manifestations in UK, Canada, USA, Australia etc., with complete impunity despite the fact that  the LTTE is a banned terrorist  Group in all these countries.

This time in March, 2013,  their money will start flowing in Geneva , and the countries  in the West will plan their anti Sri Lanka Campaign.  UK TV Channel 4 is according to information already in the process of preparing their  false documentaries, with “doctored” photos of Army Soldiers shooting at seated blindfolded terrorist prisoners !!!

It is the smell of this  Blood Money of  the   Sri Lanka Terrorist that draws even head of states in some countries like Canada,  Desmond Tutu in South Africa,  and enable USA to draw up another resolution against Sri Lanka with the assurance of votes from a good number of States drawn by the “smell of blood money”.

This is the secret why Sri Lanka is a popular “playing field” for the Canadians, Australians, UK, USA and their Agencies the UK Channel 4, Navi Pillai, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Crisis Group, the media Colombo Telegraph, etc. to put up their tents and plan miseries for Sri Lanka, as if it is the only country in the world that  had violated human rights in eliminating terrorism.

31 Responses to “The Secret Why International Community will lineup against Sri Lanka in Geneva this March as usual.”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Absolutely!

    $300 million every year. Now no war. All this money goes to pay bribes to politicians, human rights jokers, Navi Nazi Pillai, etc.

    Pillai is also a Tamil racist.

    SL has no hope at UNHRC. Best to IGNORE their resolutions as Israel does. At the same time, settle Sinhalese in Jaffna, Vanni, Batticaloa in LARGE numbers. Tell them to MULTIPLY like Muslims. Pay them a “multiplying allowance” every month. Soon Tamils will be a minority in Jaffna, Vanni, Batticaloa. NO MORE autonomy demands!!

    Even if they get autonomy then, it will be a Sinhala Elam.

  2. stanley perera Says:

    Last year GULP and MS conflict made both of them not exerting well enough to defend SL. GL tried to supersede MS. Previously MS defended eel enough with the backing of China and Russsia. There is a rumour that RAW has a hand in influencing the politicians while US on the other hand influencing some other politicians and the monks. The situation is like match fixing. MR govt must understand that there are snakes under the grass.

  3. aloy Says:

    Well said Charles.
    Are we not in the same situation we were in 1815 when some people wanted a regime change and got caught?. SL is a priced catch as described above and all influential parties with militory and economic clout will want a slice of it.
    Our leaders need to be extra careful and take a decisive stand after UNHCR.

  4. Piyadigama Says:

    Well said Charles Perera and I agree with Lorenzo.

    The biggest shortcoming of this government it didn’t create Sinhala villages in Tamil areas. That was how we managed to stop LTTE advances and limit TNA winning seats in Trincomalee and Ampara. If Tamils think UNHRC puts pressure on the government they will never stop.

  5. cw Says:

    Thanks Charles for the eye opener, You quote

    But Why ?

    Probably because these places are dusty, dirty, hot, without clean drinking water, clean accommodation, and the people are half naked or not wearing clean garment, therefore not pleasant to be posted for service or investigations. None of these countries are like Sri Lanka.
    May I please add,

    More than anything else, SL have toilets.

  6. Kit Athul Says:

    There are problems with Sinhala, but they are waking up and in my opinion too slowly: problems:
    1. Charles (A dear friend of mine) wrote an excellent article on Navi Palli few years ago and published on Lankaweb. I wrot a the following comment. Navi Pillai was wiped by her father and mother reguarly. After the wippng her mother’s younger brother took to a separate room . This was when she was 8 years old. This was published on a right wing South African news paper. I also wrote that I have lost the original copy of this news paper. Charles got offend for my comment and sent me an e-mail stating that not to write such comments without solid proof. Well, I objliged, but after reading what Lorenzo wrote about Tamil custom of mothres youngest brother getting married to her daughter, what other proof do I need to write about Navi Pilla’s sex life. When she was 16 she started a society at her school to create a ELLAM in Sri Lanka and she wanted Tamils in South Africa to get contacts in Sri Lanka. For this she wanted men over 40 years join her party.

    2. Lorenzo, you brought out a good point, settle Sinhala in jaffna! few weeks ago I got this from Infolanka website. Brigadier B. Mark the military officer responsible for resettlement of this area (I cannot remember the name) gave an interview to Sunday Observer. Don’t forget military men take orders from above. He has settlled Tamils in houses then constructed Churches, Hindu Templs and Muslim Mosqus. Then he goes on to say the some of the property belongs to Tamils living aboard and is refusing to come and claim the property. Why can’t these properties be given to land less Sinhala? Lorenzo, you better answer this question since you want to settle Sinhala in Jaffna.

    3. The Oath taken for a member of the parliament Must Include “I WILL PROTECT THE EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY AND HENCE THE REPUBLIC’S CONSITITUTION’. This is in the Oath of the US Constitution. Every time Sobitha Thero states that he wants the Executive Presidecy Abolished he gets half a million ruppies to his soeciety through 4th parties (one that cannot be traced) from Tamils living in Bostan, USA. MR adminstration cannot do any thing to him for treason, but an private individual can file a brief against him, but there are plenty of Sinhala millionres they will not do so. (Sinhala has a problem) Another person who gets big money is DASEBANDU, (A TAMIL Disgusied as SINHALA) who publises articles to lankaweb. He wrote an article making fun of the constitution and publish few pages of it. I got to the internet and compared it with the down loded constitution. What he did was to edit it and mak it look like an idiot wrote the constitution. He was demanding a rewite of the costitution with the help of the UN. So is SOBITHA he wants UN to help rewrite the constitution.

    4. The Prime minister, MR wanted him to quit his job, but refused after signing that he will resign as soon as he gets back. So he came back after he could walk. This man has his vocal cords welded and how he sepaks is by a specialist from Thailand flys to Colombo every week and massages his throat and then he could only speak onle for an hour. Who foots his medical bill which goes on to tens of millions of dollars? The tax payer. Here Sinhala has a problem

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    1. “Tamil custom of mothres youngest brother getting married to her daughter”

    Yes. This is a Tamil practice in Jaffna, TN, South Africa.

    2. I recommend changing the law – only SL citizens can buy/hold land.
    Settle people in land owned by non resident Tamils. There is nothing they can do.
    Take over unused land for agriculture and settle people.
    Take over unused land for “development”. Then cancel development and grant the land to others.
    Cancel all LTTE land transfers.

  8. herman Says:

    Kit,

    The acquisition of private properties can easily be done by the SL government. Its been done in the USA / Philippiness, its called – Eminent domain. In the UK / NZ / Ireland, its – compulsory purchase. In Australia, its – resumption / compulsory acquisition. In S Africa and Canada, its – expropriation.

    It simply means that government has the power to take any property either for government use or delegated for public or private person or corporation authorized following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property.

    The Land Acquisition Act, adopted and practiced in Singapore is the model for the SL government to study and implement. In Singapore, during the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, “compensation” or “Ex-gratia Payments” to affected landowners for the Acquisition of their properties, in prime business districts can amount to anywhere between the princely sum of $l. Yes, just $l!

  9. S de Silva Says:

    Thank you Charles and others for identifying for the nth time what the Sinhalayas have to think, focus and act on. As I have commented many times, the utter incompetency of the GoSL decision makers and much of the ‘Diplo-Mutts’ on many of the matters needing attention gets ignored. Time its Legal Arm get their attention on the principle of “Eminent domain” and try and follow the historical example of the US etc – surely they could not possibly blame us for that. S de Silvs – London

  10. Nimal Says:

    Sadly SL is different from the other countries mentioned because we have refugees of Tamil origin settled in their constituencies and their diaspora has the money to exert pressure on those countries to speak against SL.

  11. Kit Athul Says:

    Why Sinhala have problems because they do not have a SUPPORT STRUCTURE like the Israelis do. Example Jantha Lyanage does not have a support structure; he and his party only. When he started, many sinhala living in UK did try to discredit him. One disinformation person from UK got very offended when I called Judge Weeramantry a British Colonial clown. Not very many knew that this PUNK Judge Weeramantry stayed at the Judge Tilakawradane’s house.Then in his speech he called MR a dictator. Every one knows what Judge Tilakawardena did to the Jayantha’s breif filed at the Supreme court.

    Instead of a support structure like Israelis have SINHALA have a disinformation network structure to support punks like Judge Weeramantery.

  12. Dilrook Says:

    I agree with Kit Athul that the biggest problem faced by native Sinhalese is they don’t have an external support structure. Tamils (South Indians) have South India and Muslims have Saudi Arabia. Sinhalese are by definition natives which means they don’t have any outside sponsors. However, I would not compare with Israel. Perpetual violence in the region is not something we can afford to have. A Chinese military presence in the island should be seriously considered. China would not safeguard or atatck Sinhala interests but their mere presence can prevent others (particularly South Indians from across the Palk Strait) interfering.

    After years of indecision China has finally taken control of the Pakistani port of Gwadar. Although there is no military involvement, nothing stops it from supplying for military needs.

    The recent decision of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to buy fuel needs from PetroChina inks major economic relations between the two countries. China Development Bank can replace IMF and China can easily replace USA as our biggest export destination with relatively small structural adjustments.

  13. herman Says:

    SL do not need external support, how can outsiders help when the SL government is NOT focussed on this issue? WE need Strong and Capable Leaders.

    There should not be any Sinhala, tamil or muslim Ghettoes anywhere in SL and this is not too difficult to achieve provided MR, the Rajapaksa brothers and their advisors are focussed. They should just ignore the international community just like the resettlement of jews in Israel, Singapore resettled the chinese, malay and indian communities in the 60’s and still have racial quotas for each housing estate. Malaysia did likewise with the import of illegal muslims to boost its muslim population.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Ms Navi Pillai, who is dragging along the International Community to go against Sri Lanka, declared on her being appointed to the post of Head of UNHRC, that her aim is to eradicate ‘Institutionalised Discrimination’ (ID). Now, ID exists in Tamil Nadu, homeland of Tamil people, NOT in Sri Lanka. She ought to take a look at the Source of ID for Tamils i.e. Tamil Nadu.

    Sri Lanka fought a just war against Terrorism by the ltte. No one can deny that. As the ltte fought its Caste Wars using Terrorism on the back of the Cold War, let us now take the case to the Source of the Tamil Caste War, Tamil Nadu.

    I am reproducing below an extract from the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, in order that clarity is brought to the reading public about the prevailing conditions for Tamils of lower castes & those of Dalit origin, in Tamil Nadu. We do this only with the wish to save Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and integrity, and no wish to harm India or Tamils. The problem must be solved within Tamil Nadu in a realistic way, with harm to none.

    Ms Navi Pillai, take your problem to the Source ! Also, take Canada & the UN to the Source of the Problem for Tamils.

    ———–

    FROM THE IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD OF CANADA
    RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS (RIRs)

    13 December 2005
    IND100898.E

    India: Castes for Tamils living in the State of Tamil Nadu; whether Tamils belong to a specific caste; whether they are related to the untouchables (Harijans or Dalits); whether they face any problems with other castes or with the authorities because they belong to a particular caste (2003 – December 2005)
    Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa
    The magazine New Internationalist explains the caste system as follows: “[T]he Indian caste system is probably the oldest social hierarchy in the world. It is difficult to place a firm date on its origin as the system evolved over time into a rigid social hierarchy. … A person remains in the same caste from birth to death and caste is handed down from generation to generation” (July 2005). There are four principal groups in the Indian caste system: the Brahmins (priests and teachers), the Kshatriyas or Ksyatriyas (rulers and soldiers), the Vaishyas or Vais (merchants and traders) and the Sudras or Shudras (labourers and artisans) (New Internationalist July 2005; HRW Sept. 2001). “A fifth category, now often called Dalits, is outside the system; at the bottom of the hierarchy. It consists of those popularly known as ‘Untouchables’, and officially known as ‘scheduled castes'” (New Internationalist July 2005). According to an Indian newspaper, Dalits or Untouchables are also known as “Depressed Class or Oppressed Class, Harijans, Scheduled Castes or the Broken People” (The Hindu 28 March 2004).

    The following information was provided by a lecturer at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India, who has published extensively on issues pertaining to Dalits (TISS n.d.), including one publication specific to Tamil villages (see attachment, Ramaiah 1999):

    There is no specific and separate caste for Tamil people or people of Tamil Nadu (People whose mother tongue is Tamil). Caste as a social institution divides the Hindus vertically as inferior and superior castes and [forces] them to strictly adhere to certain [arbitrary] rules which are in violation of human rights. Caste prevents marriages between castes. The so-called superior or upper caste people prevent marriages between the lower and higher castes by even going to the extent of killing such couples. The higher caste people treat the lower caste people as untouchables and do not allow them to engage in decent jobs to earn their living. The lower castes are often forced to do only menial and demeaning jobs like scavenging and sweeping. They subject the lower castes to inhuman treatments like the raping the lower caste (Dalit) women and parading them naked and sometimes even forcing them to eat human excreta for minor faults. Centuries of such inhuman practices have created an unpardonable enmity in the minds of the lower castes (Dalits) against the higher castes. Thus the relationship between castes has never been cordial. They often fight against each other, one to prove his caste superiority and the other to protect his basic human dignity. So, the Tamil speaking people as a whole cannot be considered always as one single goup since they belong to different caste groups which are diverse and mutually exclusive caste groups placed one over the other vertically and thus traditionally antogonistic towards each other. Thus, the Tamils do have problems among themselves.

    The characteristics of caste [are] same throughout India and wherever the Hindus are present. [The] [c]aste system in Tamil Nadu is the same as it is elsewhere. If the Tamil Officer belongs to a superior or upper caste, it is likely that he will discriminate [against] the lower caste Tamil officer and lower caste people in general. Generally such problems are addressed here by making the lower caste person [an] officer who cannot afford to ignore or ill-treat the higher caste Tamils (9 Dec. 2005).

    One source states that “[i]n Tamil Nadu, as in the rest of the country, the caste system is still strong” (India Travelogue n.d.) and an Internet encyclopedia indicates that “[t]he particular features of the caste system vary considerably from community to community and across regions. Small geographical areas have their own group-specific caste hierarchies. There are thus thousands of castes in India” (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia n.d.). One Indian Website reports that in Tamil Nadu “[t]here is an established caste system, and the traditional differentiations here are a lot more pronounced than in many other parts of the country” (Webindia123.com n.d.). The Website Asha for Education reports that the “caste system is well rooted in society” and that untouchability is still a problem in Tamil Nadu (n.d.).

    According to the Indian magazine Frontline, 25 per cent of the population in rural Tamil Nadu are Dalits who live separately from other castes throughout the state (7 – 20 May 2005). The Statistical Handbook 2004 of the Government of Tamil Nadu gives the following statistics for population of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in Tamil Nadu based on their 2001 census: out of a population of 62,405,679, there is a total of 11,857,504 belonging to scheduled castes; 8,308,890 for rural scheduled castes and 3,548,614 for urban scheduled castes (2004). Of the total population, 19 per cent belong to scheduled castes (Tamil Nadu 2004).

    Many sources reported inter-caste violence in India and discrimination against Dalits or lower castes (Country Reports 2004 28 Feb. 2005, Intro.; HRWMay 2005; ibid. Jan. 2005; Freedom House 11 Aug. 2005, 291; ALRC 11 Feb. 2005, 2; The Indian Express 12 Jan. 2005; The Hindu 28 March 2004). More specifically, the United States Department of State reports “[i]ntercaste violence … was especially pronounced in … Tamil Nadu” (Country Reports 2004 28 Feb. 2005, Sec. 5) and Freedom House states that “members of the lower castes … continue to routinely face unofficial discrimination and violence. The worst abuse is experienced by the 160 million dalits” (11 Aug. 2005, 291). In its yearly report for 2005, Human Rights Watch (HRW) indicated that

    Dalits, or so-called untouchables, continue to face violence and discrimination in nearly every sphere of their lives. Abuses against Dalits range from harassment and use of excessive force by security forces in routine matters, to mutilations and killings by members of other castes for attempting to cross caste barriers. Not only do authorities regularly tolerate such discrimination and violence, in some instances they actively encourage it (Jan. 2005).

    Many sources reported that Dalits faced discrimination with regard to access to aid following the tsunami disaster in December 2004 (ALRC 11 Feb. 2005; The Indian Express 12 Jan. 2005; HRW May 2005; MRG 13 Jan. 2005). A written statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) to the United Nations indicated that some districts in Tamil Nadu received no relief because they are populated by Dalits (ALRC 11 Feb. 2005, Para. 2). It also reports that legislation and commissions implemented to address caste-based discrimination are essentially failures and do not provide adequate compensation or remedy to victims of such discrimination (ibid., Para. 6-9). The Indian Express states that “most of the Dalits have not been allowed to share the relief material like food, shelter, medicine, toilets and others” and that “the government initiated separate camps for Dalits and others” (12 Jan. 2005).

    On 16 May 2004, a Dalit settlement in the village of Kalapatti in Tamil Nadu was attacked by upper-caste members (Country Reports 2004 28 Feb. 2005; UN 23Feb. 2005; DHRM n.d.; Frontline 19 June – 2 July 2004). According to the sources, approximately 100 houses were burnt down by a group of 200 people and Dalits trying to escape were assaulted, including reports of sexual assault of women (Country Reports 2004 28 Feb. 2005; UN 23 Feb. 2005; DHRM n.d.; Frontline 19 June – 2 July 2004). The attack was perpetrated by members of the dominant caste, called Gounder, of that region (ibid.; DHRM n.d.).

    Although no information could be found as to the specific names of the various castes found in Tamil Nadu, some sources indicated that “Meenavar” is an upper caste (HRW May 2005; The Indian Express 12 Jan. 2005) while “Arunthathiyar”, “Pallars” and “Parayars” are considered to be dalits or casteless (Frontline 19 June – 2 July 2004; Ford Foundation 28 Apr. 2004). According to India Travelogue, in Tamil Nadu, “the poorest low-caste villagers live in segregated areas called ceri” (n.d.).

    The police department of the State of Tamil Nadu indicated, in their policy note for 2005-2006, that “[n]o major caste clash was reported in the State during the year 2004 … [and] [o]nly 15 isolated incidents of caste clashes involving two deaths were reported in 2004,” and that there were no deaths related to caste clashes and two reports of incidents as of the end of February 2005 (Tamil Nadun.d.).

    This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request”.

  15. nilwala Says:

    The internationals are able to unreasonably exploit to their own advantage a situation that they must know only too well is absolutely false. If Britain or the US had been threatened with an internal guerrilla uprising that called for secession, especially through terror tactics, they would have smashed it up much earlier than the 30yr that Sri Lankans endured before it was brought to an end. The Civil War in the US lasted but 4 years!
    The difference in the treatment of Sri Lanka for achieving this victory is because the internationals wanted only that the LTTE be temporarily stalled so another cycle of war could recur. Having lost the opportunity for flexing military muscle in Sri Lanka, thpse adept at “divide and rule” are using political muscle to rein in Sri Lanka in the hope that the current political animosities can be transformed into another military confrontation if things do not proceed the way they wish.
    It is our own Sinhala people upon whom the blame rests squarely for not standing together and asserting the TRUTH about the country, notwithstanding those who wish create strife.
    Never in the 60 years since Independence has the country looked more beautiful or so prosperous, or have the opportunities for people’s economic progress been so clearly visible. And yet, it is only crime and hate which seem to find their way into the mainstream media. And the media are being used to the purposes of enemies and the internationals, contributing to the image of a lawless country where anarchy reigns, and human rights are abused by all and sundry. Negativity is all that is reported except for Appreciations of people who have passed on. The Truth is being effectively obscured and clouded by propaganda, and the voices of those who can assert the Truth are muffled by those intent on division.

  16. Nimal Says:

    Nilwala
    Said; Never in the 60 years since Independence has the country looked more beautiful or so prosperous, or have the opportunities for people’s ec………………
    Perhaps you are not living there or invested money there like us to see the difficulties?If that is so then one can do a business without any obstacles and prosper.One can’t move forward that country without doing things underhand.Obstacles are mainly created using religion and cultural factors.They use this to strangle free enterprise.I can’t explain every thing but other patriots should contribute if the too are having the same problem as I do.I am so fed up I will not attend any function to help SL.This is the reason the Sinhalese abroad wouldn’t get involved.All my investments are on a limbo at present,held back by too many bureaucratic and legal restrictions. After 60 years achieved relatively little.Much of the good appearance is due to borrowed money from loans etc.That’s not progress.What ever I earn from my business is heavily taxed and the municipality is demanding a room tax from hoteliers though they have to pay a turnover tax,Vat etc.They strangle enterprise and the businesses are operated under severe restrictions.Nobody but the dishonest could survive the conditions there.I am not allowed to put a brick on my valuable land due to restrictions imposed,bought that land to devolop in 1987.They find new laws to restrict ones activities,I am sure that is illegal.What message will it give a potential investor when you are stopped 7 times coming from Anuradapura to Kandy,wasting the valuable time,stopped me 7 times going from Colombo to Chilaw.That can’t be right? A Young Sinhalese patriot invested almost a billion on an old house in Kandy to put a guest house,but he couldn’t develop that house as the local authorities stopped his renovation work.This poor chap worked his life abroad saving the money to settle in SL and his predicament is same as mine.After 60 years we should have developed so well,wouldn’t have maids sent to middle East to make a living,leaving our shores in boats to make a living abroad.They would have naturally stayed at home and made a living,just as in Singapore,Malaysia and Thailand.So don’t boast about our post independence prosperity.it’s there for a very few.

  17. Fran Diaz Says:

    Nilwala has written the truth about the Sri Lankan Security situation. Nilwala is addressing the SECURITY situation primarily, and not the investment climate.

    We have to first get the Security right for the Investment Climate to succeed, although the latter is also attempted.

    Sri Lanka has just emerged out of a 30 year war with ltte terrorism. Sri Lanka has done very well when we look at the negative events the country faced through the ltte Tamil Caste Wars for Separatism, the Cold War & the Indian involvement in Sri Lanka’s internal matters, and of course, the some 500 yrs of Colonisation etc. Sri Lanka has had to face. Playing neighbor to Tamil Nadu where simmering Caste/Poverty issues of 3,000 yrs still go on, is no joke. Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand are not neighbors of Tamil Nadu, are they ? Did any of these countries face extreme terrorism from any quarter ? No.

    It is best for Sri Lanka to impose strong Laws to protect the Nation, and see that they are implemented without fear or favor. In the future, extreme acts against the Nation should receive extreme punishments too. Job creation should also receive top priority here.

    Going into any type of business/investmentis not an easy matter anywhere in the world. It is possible that the law regarding business and investments in Sri Lanka is still not clear to the potential investor. It is best check and double check the facts and laws before investing anywhere. Making bad investments and regretting later should be avoided. In any unstable situation, any country with act with caution and the Law re Security arrangements can cause changes in other fields too.

    I doubt if Sri Lanka can ever go back to the nice & easy ways of the past. If we want the nice & easy days again, then everyone in Sri Lanka must sincerely desire peace and do whatever is necessary to bring about such ease.

  18. Fran Diaz Says:

    error correction : read ” …. any country with …” as “any country will”.

  19. Lorenzo Says:

    “President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to Jaffna directed the release of Jaffna University students who were recently arrested in reply to several appeals made by their parents”

    – adaderana.

    Who damn foolish!

    Now there will be more terrorists.

    GOSL is controlled by Tamil Madu!!

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    “Since Monday, a delegation led by DMK leader M K Stalin, including senior members of Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), visited a number of foreign embassies to lobby in support of the US sponsored draft resolution. They have reportedly held talks with diplomats from Italy, Malaysia and Montenegro.

    The delegation also met the US embassy officials and Russian diplomats. Last year, Russia had voted against the resolution and asked Sri Lanka to launch a probe into war crime allegations. On Friday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had demanded India to take initiative in introducing a resolution in the UN council to impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka, till it agreed for a political settlement, providing equal rights to the Sri Lankan Tamils.

    The pressure is likely to mount on the Centre, with both the AIADMK and DMK expected to outdo each other during the Parliamentary session, which begins from February 21.

    According to sources, the DMK is likely to press for a calling attention motion in both the Houses, while the AIADMK is expected to demand a half-an-hour discussion on the subject, where it would refer to the status of rehabilitation of Sri Lankan Tamils and the progress made on political settlement.”

    -indiannewsexpress

  21. Lorenzo Says:

    Simple. India will ALWAYS be SL’s enemy.

    So Russia too has asked SL for a war crimes probe. Did SL ignore the Russians?

  22. Kit Athul Says:

    What Tamils are doing in their offices in Honslow, London, England and Boston USA (Boston Tamil Sangham) is ignored by MR administration. Tamils protested in front of major retailars in USA who is selling Sri Lanken products. It was not successful, but now they are ready at the above locations with Cyber Attacks to SL businesses, in Sri Lanka. Is the Sri Lanka Government ready to counter this? or they don’t care? This why I say that Sinhala needs a support network.

  23. Kit Athul Says:

    Why I say Sinhala has a problem? Read “Infolanka.com” Rajive Wijayasinha’s article. This dummy (EX Civil Servant in British Colonial Times) He states that the SL constitution is NOT a Constitution because, the constitution does not allow Tamils to have the upper hand in politcs. Tamils only have the upper hand with the judiciary system and that it is not enough. He blames JR and the creation of Executive Presidency. Who pays this clown to be in the parliament? The tax payer. Transcurrents would have paid a big sum of money to him may be in Dollars?

  24. Lorenzo Says:

    Kit,

    Isn’t he a good guy?

    (Looks like he’s on crac though.) He LOST the election. Back door to parliament.

  25. Kit Athul Says:

    Lorenzo, thanks, Yes this good guy was chosen to interface with the UNHCR. I hope MR will close this back door soon. He can be charged with treason, because he took an Oath to become a MP to protect the Constitution. Is there any Sinhala to say this publicly

  26. nilwala Says:

    To Nimal:

    I AM living here, and I HAVE invested money here….perhaps not in the ways that you have. Every single one of our projects have been a success. We have not looked for big monetary returns, but have invested in the people. That may account for the differences in the ways you and I look at Sri Lanka.

    I will concede that much of the good appearance maybe due to borrowed money…but then, does not that account for the good appearance of all other countries as well? Does not borrowed money wisely invested bring returns? What I have seen of this country in recent months is a resurgence of prosperity that had been denied for so long. The towns are clean, the buildings are undergoing refurbishing, the Resthouses all over have been remodeled and are a terrific incentive for local tourists also to see the country and experience the reawakening and the potential. If some people and places are still not able to make use of the sense of hope and possibilities, it is in the mindset of the people, and their leaders/managers that prevents them from participating, largely due to political hang-ups.

    I have travelled in recent months all the way to Jaffna in our own car, and also to Kandy as well as to may places in the South, and except for the stop at Omanthai during the Jaffna trip, we were NEVER stopped!! How come you were stopped so many times?? Maybe your vehicle was being driven too fast or some other road rules were being ignored.
    All I can say is that everywhere I saw a country with roads, houses and towns that are better cared for than ever before. It is not to say we have no room for improvement, but things are much better here than I have seen in the many decades of my own lifetime. In my neighborhood, as well as in other areas I see public spaces already developed and being developed, and above all, being ENJOYED by the people…and the ordinary people too, NOT JUST THE ELITE! This is a very significant difference in my opinion.

    Sad to say, there is a segment of our Lankan population that is not committed to the country and see everything with a jaundiced eye. It is they who add to the false image of Sri Lanka as a country at the door to disaster, rather than the reality of the beauty of what this country is in so many facets of it scenic diversity and cultural aspects including the charm, hospitality and kindness of its people.

  27. nilwala Says:

    To Nimal -2
    And with regard to your complaints about enterprise being strangled and building work not being possible due to new laws and regulations.. This is natural when regularization is introduced such as Zoning laws, Environmental Laws etc.. which bring in restrictions to land usage and development. Earlier, people were able to use their lands in any old way they thought fit, as long as they held Title, but this has led to haphazard and unplanned land utilization. It is good that this is not so today, and there is greater consciousness regarding land use. It is too bad that some people will have to modify their building plans, but that is the result of bad luck in having invested in the wrong place. Likewise, others have lost money by selling cheap at the wrong time, and when the area later appreciates highly due to some growth-associated reason, regret follows and whatsoever govt. is in place might be blamed.
    Furthermore to say that govts. should have directed development in a way that “maids” should not have had to go to the ME, completely ignores the fact that this country has just come out of a 30yr terrorist war that sapped a good part of the economy. We should be thankful that it is behind us, but be mindful that security is as yet a factor to be vigilant about. Let us not become a nation of grumblers who only see the half-empty aspects.
    LOOK AROUND you with a positive mindset and seek constructive solutions.

  28. Fran Diaz Says:

    Prof. Rajiv Wijesinghe has used his talents to serve Sri Lanka for many years for which we thank him. Those people who are interested in the subject of his services to the Nation should first read carefully what he has to say re the Constitution before passing any judgment on the matter. His style of writing and nuances used with good English (Rajiv is a Professor of the English language), may misinterpret his message which has generally always been for the good of the country.

    Sinhala people : Awake ! Unite and prosper. Divide and fall !

  29. Fran Diaz Says:

    Each of us has some talent, whatever ethnicity or religion, with good in us to help others uplift themselves (like Nilwala has said). Let’s use our strengths to uplift our beautiful Motherland, Lanka.
    Then all are winners ! No enemies. Our only enemy is/remains : Ignorance of our true nature, which is divine.

  30. Charles Says:

    Fran Diaz,

    I agree with you.

    Rajiva Wijesinghe is a tower of strength for the country. He speaks well and a good debator. We cannot use people when we need them and later drop them because we disagree with some of their ideas. The government should have sent him to Geneva this time. He is ideal to put the American and the International Community in their place, as he knows what he talks about.

    We can certainly disagree on the Constitution of Sri Lanka for many reasons. But it is the one we have now and should make do with it. It is better make amendments to it rather than replace it with another. We should have one constitutions what ever government come into power. Otherwise there would be no end of making Constitutions.

    We can criticise people for some of what they say but we cannot condemn them out right, other than of course the UNP Ghouls and those of the JVP- but Somaweera Amarasinghe of JVP spoke a little sense the other day. But Anura Dissanayake Tilvin and Lal Kantha are down right unpatriotic goons who have no sense of what is politically correct when Sri Lanka stands to suffer from foreign enemies, it will be too late when they wake upto reality.

  31. Voice123 Says:

    I dont know about the factual background but those are very positive comments from Nilwala. Rare to see but healthy for the country. Most rapidly developing countries need to borrow money to bridge the savings-investment gap. We shouldnt be too worried about that provided it is in productive investment and is able to be paid back in the near future. Heck, the most debt is in the most developed countries because they became addicted to spending on consumer items and the welfare state.

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