Global Tamil Forum says death of Dr. JJ a great loss
Posted on June 3rd, 2013

Courtesy The Island

June 2, 2013, 10:12 pm

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The UK based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has said that sudden passing away of UNP MP Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana is a great loss to Tamil speaking people, whose plight received the attention of the Gampaha District politician. The GTF said that Jayawardana was a genuine Christian politician who served people of all faith unreservedly.

 The following is the full text of a statement issued by Rev. Father S. J. Emmanuel, GTF leader based in Germany: “With the passing away of Dr. Jaylath, so early in life, Sri Lanka loses a genuine courageous politician who combined his humanitarian and religious values in serving the people “”…” especially those affected by discriminations and violence. As a Tamil catholic priest, who had known him for many years for his interest and services to people of Wanni as well as for his keen interest in restoring the human rights of all, I bear witness to his good Christian life and service. Even recently, in the company of Bishop R. Joseph of Mannar, he was visiting victims of war in the prisons.

 Here was a man who besides suffering false accusations, threats and even man-handling from his own politicians, went out of his way to travel to war-torn areas to serve the people. He was so altruistic that he was more interested in serving others than his own self or family. He did not possess great wealth to get the necessary medical services in the western world. In his agonising hours of suffering false accusations, he had called on me to get the help of human rights organisations in Geneva.

 He had a deep devotion to Our Lady of Madhu and contributed much in improving conditions at Madhu. His religious practice as a catholic layman extended beyond pilgrimages and feasts. He crossed religious and ethnic boundaries to bend down to give solace and comfort, aid and medicine to the needy.

 Tamils in Sri Lanka, especially in Wanni, as well as those in Diaspora, do appreciate the human and religious qualities of this rare politician. At a time when we need more politicians from the South, from among the majority Sinhala community, to stand up for genuine democratic and humanitarian values, which can build up a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and peaceful country, his passing away is a big loss for the future of Sri Lanka.

 I express my prayerful condolence to the members of his family, to the members of the United National Party and pray God to reward him with Eternal Life.”

7 Responses to “Global Tamil Forum says death of Dr. JJ a great loss”

  1. jay-ran Says:

    Cat is out of the bag!!!
    Lorenzo, U R 1000%correct to say that “LTTE JJ DIED”
    Right thru out his life JJ hads been a TRAITOR SINHALESE & BUDDHISTS ALTHOUGH SOME BUDDHIST PRIESTS WERE AROUND HIM FOR VARIOUS PERKS.
    TRUTH IS BITTER FOR SOME! But its the nature of the TRUTH!!!

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    I wish DJ and KJ follow JJ.

    (KJ is Kasippu Joseph)

    Now Tamil terrorists will LOOK FOR his replacement. We have to be a step ahead of them.

  3. Senevirath Says:

    may be these are good signs—–
    L.T.T.T J.J DIED AND SAJITH PREMADASA IS AGAINST 13 A

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    “With the passing away of Dr. Jaylath, so early in life, Sri Lanka loses a genuine courageous politician who combined his humanitarian and religious values in serving the people – especially those affected by discriminations and violence.”

    Sri Lanka?

    What rubbish. It was TAMILS losing him. Sri Lanka is HAPPY and FORTUNATE he is DEAD at least now.

    “At a time when we need more politicians from the South, from among the majority Sinhala community, to stand up for genuine democratic and humanitarian values, which can build up a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and peaceful country, his passing away is a big loss for the future of Sri Lanka.”

    Sri Lanka?

    What rubbish. It was TAMILS losing him. Sri Lanka is HAPPY and FORTUNATE he is DEAD at least now.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    HERE IS AN EXAMPLE of how sub-national local governments in Sri Lanka, in the CONTROL of SEPARATIST Groups, can UNDERMINE the AUTHORITY OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT by entering into agreements with Foreign Governments and Entities inimical to Sri Lanka.

    In this way, the Role of the National Government, having the RESPONSIBILITY to DEFEND and PROTECT the Nation accorded to it by the citizens of the country, is slowly ERODED away, inch by inch.

    This kind of Anti-National Activity would greatly increase if Provincial Councils are handed over to SEPARATIST GROUPS in the Future. Little by little, they will establish irreversible direct relationships with Foreign Powers to cement and ease their way towards their DECLARED GOAL of an Eelam OUTSIDE the current Unitary State of Sri Lanka.

    OPEN YOUR EYES and Rise Up!…. O Patriots of Mother Lanka…. to DEFEND the Nation from ENCROACHING SEPARATISM!

    REPEAL the 13th Amendment and DEMOLISH the Provincial Council System at its ROOT.

    …………..
    Trincomalee Urban Council in Sri Lanka suspends MoU with US Embassy – report

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jun 02, Colombo: The Trincomalee Urban Council in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province has decided to suspend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) it signed recently with the US Embassy in Colombo to establish a public information and activity center known as a American Corner in Trincomalee, a local newspaper reported.

    The Sri Lankan Government expressed concern over the signing of the MoU between the US Embassy and the Trincomalee Urban Council on May 22 to jointly establish the American Corner without the knowledge of the External Affairs Ministry.

    A local government entering into an agreement with a foreign mission without the approval of the External Affairs Ministry is a clear breach of protocol, according to the Ministry.

    According to a report in the local English weekly Sunday Leader, the Secretary of the Urban Council Abdul Latif Mohammad Nafeel has said that the External Affairs Ministry had informed the Council that the deal was unacceptable and the Council needs to obtain clearance to continue with the MOU.

    The US Embassy has said that it had signed similar agreements when it opened American corners in Kandy and Jaffna.

    However, the Secretary of the External Affairs Ministry Karunatilaka Amunugama said that a special investigation has been launched into the MOU and the investigation will also cover the American corners opened in Kandy and Jaffna.

    “The Ministry will seek information from the local Council about the deals they had signed with the US Embassy. We have not sought information from the US Embassy as yet,” Amunugama was quoted as saying.

    The Secretary has said that an official from the Ministry has been appointed to investigate the MOU signed with the local councils and a report will be submitted on the findings.

    US embassy spokesman and Director of Press Cultural and Educational Affairs Christopher Teal has said that the purpose of setting up of the information center is to provide vital information to the people particularly, the student population in the East.

  6. dingiri bandara Says:

    Why is the Global Tamil Forum based in the UK.Should it not be based in the real Tamil homeland the Tamil Nadu? LTTE is a proscribed Tamil terrorists group. How and why is that so many countries still support and help them. These countries should tell the Tamils to ask for Tamil Nadu as their Eelam and tell India to give it to them. That would be the logical and fair thing to do.

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    dingiri bandara !! The Global Tamil “our souls ” Forum has the Finances to bribe the highest Governing Official of any Country, GLOBALLY. The Tamil LTTE Treasury is constantly replenished by the Tamil LTTE Di-as-pariahs.

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