Stanley Perera and Jayantha Liyanage two patriots whose attempts to stop TNA were foiled.
Posted on September 27th, 2013

‚ By Charles.S.Perera

‚ It is interesting to present the ‚ two patriots who dared tried to cross the threshold to legally remove TNA from the political scene in Sri Lanka.‚  Though their efforts were to end in frustration the efforts themselves were remarkable.‚  It is more the so when TNA is calling loud and clear for terrorism, when they are suppose to give the people they represent peace, security and happiness.‚  If tomorrow-â„¢s voting is going to be in their favour it would be a sad aftermath of a heroic effort of our soldiers, their sacrifice of lives and limbs to give the Tamil people in the North and East who suffered most from terrorism an existence of peace and security.

‚ It would certainly have been ideal if the PC elections were held ‚ with a legally eliminated TNA and a Constitution without the repugnant 13A.‚  When most of us wrote against the TNA and the necessity to remove the 13Amendment, both Stanley Perera and Jayantha Liyanage‚  wanted action and not words.

‚ Stanley Perera

‚ Stanley Perera is a retired Medical Researcher‚  from Australia. He loved his country above everything.‚  He was overjoyed when terrorists were finally eliminated, and Sri Lankans were able to live peacefully.‚ 

‚ But he was irritated that despite the elimination of thirty years of terror and bringing back peace, and the Government was taking vast strides in the development of the Country the Tamil National Alliance was doing everything possible to discredit the government ‚ here and abroad without contributing in any way for the improvement of the lives of the Tamil people in the North and East who suffered most under terrorism.‚ 

‚ Stanley sent‚  passionate articles‚  to the Lanka Web against those who irrationally downgraded the progressive work that had been undertaken by the President Mahinda Rajapakse and his Government.‚  He was irritated that the Tamils who should be more appreciative of the‚  President and the Government‚  were allowing the TNA ‚ to carry on its campaign of hatred.‚ 

‚ Stanley Perera was against the 13Amendment and thought it gave strength to TNA and their goons to pervert the truth and‚  put the International community against Sri Lanka.‚ ‚  He was angry that nobody was taking any action to stop the TNA following the destructive path of thwarting the governments progress for development and reconciliation.

‚ He hated to sit there in Australia while his‚  motherland‚  is being dragged in the muddy waters of disgrace and dishonour, and the heroic army accused for war crimes just because they eliminated ruthless terrorism. He decided to take some‚  positive action.‚ 

‚ The only way to stop the devastating propaganda that was being carried out against the government‚  by the TNA, is by filing legal action against TNA and legally ‚ disbanding it as a political party, for the breach of the Article 157 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka.‚  In early February,2012, ‚ Stanley Perera came to Sri Lanka, with the determination to file a‚  fundamental rights action against TNA. He had to contact appropriate people to find out how the case should be filed. He was prepared to finance his project. ‚ 

‚ Stanley Perera had a great respect to the President Mahinda Rajapakse, and did not want to file a case against TNA without first consulting the President.‚  But he had‚  no one to put him in contact with the President.‚  On his flight to Sri Lanka, he met Mr. K.T.Rajasingham. He told‚  Rajasingham of his project and his wish to have the President-â„¢s approval for such an action.‚ 

‚ Rajaratnam told him that he should meet the President and perhaps get his point of view on the subject.‚  He promised‚  Stanley Perera to put him in contact with the President. ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ But KTR did not contact him, and Stanley soon lost contact with him.‚  Stanley Perera thought it is right to inform ‚ the President or some members of his cabinet to have their views before ‚ filing a FR case against the TNA.

‚ He wrote to the Lankaweb and got some of the Contributors to the website to ‚ support him. Stanley was going to finance the case on his own , but‚  some of the contributors to ‚ Lankaweb came forward offering help if he were to go ahead with the case.

‚ Stanley Perera‚  began his preliminary fact finding mission, by contacting the leading lawyers of Sri Lanka to ‚ get their advice.‚  He met Gomin Dayasiri, who told him that filing a case against the TNA is a mind boggling matter.‚  He told him that it will take a long time, and advised him instead to petition the Election Commissioner to ban the TNA as a political party, which he said will not cost much.

‚ Thereafter he met another lawyer whose identity is kept back in his interest. He described ‚ the Sri Lanka Judiciary at the time -in February, 2012, as multicultural, dominated by fundamentalist Islamists, and Tamils. The Sinhala judges would do any thing for money.‚  Siri Pawan he had said is a better Sinhala than the Sinhala, but he would go along with the majority.‚  He had mentioned Shiranee Tilakawardhane (Booran)‚  appointed to high court by Lalith Athulathmudaly and later married to his assistant Tilakawardhane.‚  She is said to be a‚  fundamentalist Christian and anti Buddhist.‚ 

‚ He mentioned ‚ another Lawyer who demolished the Buddhist Statue in Trincomalee, ‚ who was later appointed as‚  the Chairman of a very powerful Commission which put Sri Lanka into a worst dilemma out of which it is unable to struggle out. Stanley Perera listening to all ‚ that depressive information ‚ about the Sri Lanka Judiciary ‚ was very much‚  discouraged.

‚ This same lawyer had told Stanley that he has a better chance filing a FR case against the 13 Amendment.‚  He had added, – -¦ we have to wait for the right time.‚  The right time is after we have formed pressure groups and made a public awareness campaign so that the GOSL will have to listen to the people-¦..-‚  This would take time and it means lot of organisation for which Stanley did not have the time and the necessary contacts.‚ 

The lawyers he contacted were ‚ however favourable to a case against TNA MP Sivajilingam who made a speech in the Parliamenrt suggesting to send 4000 plastic body bags to transport the Sinhala soldiers from the North.‚  The speech had been expunged from the Hansard, but a case is still possible.

‚ Thereafter he had met Udaya Gamanpila who had painted still ‚ more grim a picture of the situation when Stanley asked him what he thinks about an FR case against the 13Amendment. He had said, -In 1987 Supreme Court declared by 5-4 majority that 13A is constitutional.‚  Even if it is repealed by 2/3rd majority in the parliament, it is political and not constitutional.

-Furthermore under Indo Sri Lanka accord even the Trincomalee oil tanks cannot be leased out to America without India’s approval or Sri Lanka cannot be used by‚ America as a base without India’s approval.‚  Therefore SL is not a sovereign country and 13A cannot be repealed by the parliament.‚ But he had said a‚  High Court case against Sivajilingam and Adela Balasingham is a possibility, but MR is under enormous pressure from India to implement 13A and plus.-

Then Stanley had asked him about Jayantha Liyanage‚  who he had heard was preparing to file a case agains the TNA.‚  Gamanpila had said that he knows nothing about‚  either the Secretary Jayantha Liyanage nor Sinhala Jathika Peramuna involved in the National issues.‚  It was news to him.

By then Stanley was quite confused. In the meantime he had met the secretary of Basil Rajapakse and he had said that he will arrange a meeting with Basil Rajapakse , which raised his hopes a little.‚ 

Later he ‚ had an appointment to meet G.L.Gunasekara.‚  Gunasekara apparently had a vague idea of the Sinhala Jathika Peramuna which he had said was formed by R.G.Senanayake long time ago.‚  He had said a petition filed against the TNA will be an utter failure, as MR does not‚  want to upset India, and MR will surely ask the court to refuse to accept the petition.

But‚  when Stanley told S.L.Gunasekara about an action agains the 13A, he‚  told him just the opposite of what Udaya Gamanpila had said.

Stanley Perera says that, -‚ ‚  SL’s advise to me is totally different.‚  SL said that, ‚ If MR has the backbone to repeal 13A with the 2/3rd majority, that is all needed.‚  The UNP govt. was ten years in power since 13A, but never implemented 13A fully.‚  But MR does not want to upset the Indians as he has no back bone.‚ 

SL further says that MR govt. is so unpopular now, it could collapse anytime.‚  MR is also becoming more and more unpopular, but he will be in power for the next ten years at least as there is no suitable alternative leader.‚  Reluctantly though SL also will support MR.‚  If Ranil gains the power, the Tamil parties will play pugs with the Sinhala Government.‚  I said even now the North is getting by and by disintegrated from the South.-
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About‚  a case against Sivajilingam, S.L.Gunasekara had said that an action against him will make a hero- a martyr of him, and achieve nothing out of such an action and better drop it. He had also said‚  that an action against‚  Adela Balasingham had to be initiated in a Court in UK.
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-S.L’s advise to me is that this woman should be sued in UK court.‚  If you get a conviction in Sri Lanka’s court the UK will not take that so serious.‚  Then I said about Tony Blair’s conviction in Malaysian court on war crimes in Iraq.‚  He says what purpose is that going to be?‚  Simply humiliate Tony Blair.‚  So if we are interested in Adela Balasingam being sued it must be done in UK Court.-

G.L.Gunasekara had added that, – .. .. a still unknown person had imported thousands of cars and three wheelers from India.‚  I exposed the synthetic lawyer the invincible importer.‚  Before the imports the duty and taxes were dropped heavily, after the imports were completed duty and the rest increased by 30%.‚  So all these were forced on the car dealers to sell and pay.‚  This is the $500 million given by India as a credit facility.‚  So MR is under obligation to India.‚  Furthermore 500 busses and 500 land tractors given to North is also a bribe.‚  It must only be given to North.‚  The railway and the 50,000 houses are also to the Tamils only.‚  North is taken up by India with the Indian Consulate.-

Stanley ‚ heard from the Secretary of‚  Basil Rajapakse.‚  Basil had told him that it was an interesting project and that he would give him a date to meet him and discuss the matter after the New Year.‚ ‚  But the meeting was kept postponed and did not take place.

Stanley Perera had a very unpleasant meeting with the Minister of Construction‚  and Housing Wimal Weerawansa. When Stanley Perera went to see the Minister he was ushered into his room.‚  The Minister was busy signing letters.‚  Stanley Perera is an elderly gentlemen.‚  The Minister, ‚ Stanley says did not take his eyes off the letters he was signing.

Stanley was not even offered a seat, therefore he asked‚  the Minster whether he could sit down, the Minister ‚ made a sign for him to do so, and asked what he wanted, ‚ still reading his letters.‚ ‚  Stanley Perera said that he had come to Sri Lanka from Australia with the intention of filing an action against the TNA and so on.‚  The Minister continued to be busy and at the end he got up looked at his wrist watch and told Stanley that he is sorry he has an urgent appointment he cannot miss and walked away.

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At the end of it he says, – Frankly the politicians are not interested including Basil and MR.‚  I am returning with a lot of frustration.‚  I am doing a favour to MR govt. by not revealing the truth that I got from the horses mouths……. The Marxist politicians are the biggest enemy of the Sinhala-¦..-

Having come to Sri Lanka in February, 2012, Stanley‚  Perera went back to his family in Australia in April, 2012, a frustrated man, not wanting any more to waste his time trying to fight against the enemies of Sri Lanka.

Jayantha Liyanage

It is soon after Stanley Perera, that Jayantha‚ Liyanage came forward representing the Sinhala Jathika Peramuna (SJP) to take the challenge to take to courts the TNA which stands against unity among ‚ the Communities;‚ ‚  TNA‚  which is the stumbling block against all attempts to unite the Communities;‚  TNA with its only preoccupation of going round poisoning the minds of the Tamil people in the North and East of Sri Lanka against the President and the Government of Sri Lanka,‚  taking instructions from the pro-terrorist Tamil Expatriates abroad.

Jayantha too had his share of difficulties.‚  Nevertheless,‚ as a true patriot desirous of settling scores with an enemy of his motherland, decided to fight it out with available means. Therefore, with the consent of the Sinhala Jathika Peramuna,‚ Jayantha despite all the risks involved has come forward to appear before the Supreme Court presenting his case against the TNA, as he says –¦ ‚ we did not see any other way to bring the separatist issue into an open discussion-

Thereafter, Jayantha Liyanage was on his own, he has not appealed for contributions but has managed with available means and with the help of donations from some Sinhala expatriates. He had consulted lawyers he knew at that time but they would not appear for some unknown reason.‚  He decided to appear for the case himself having failed to get any ‚ lawyer to appear for the case on a ‚ voluntary basis.

He was determined to go ahead with the case.‚  He was not sure what the reaction of the government would be, but that was not his concern for the moment as he thought that it was very important‚ to rid the country of TNA the barrier to the unity of all‚ Communities and above all to‚ stop TNA‚ from all its efforts to divide Sri Lanka to set up a separate Eelam State.

There are many organisations that want to fight against the separatism of the TNA, but when Jayantha Liyanage sought their help they were apparently not willing to unite forces with Jayantha or the SJP.

Jayantha Liyanage cordially invited, the Savi Jana Ekamuthuwa,‚ and such other Associations to join hands with him to make a success of the fight against TNA, and create a public opinion against Separatism and the efforts of the TNA to set up a separate Tamil State.

Jayantha Liyanage says, – -¦. we the SJP,‚  are doing what ever little we can ‚ with the means we have -¦.-‚  The FR case was filed by him with the Supreme Court and it was to be heard on the 14th September 2012.

Jayantha says further‚ that , -‚  ‚ we of the SJP can do things only according to our resources. Our main disability is that we do not have a good vehicle to go about and organize conferences because public expect such people to come in good vehicles. If we have that and sufficient finances, we ‚ will be in a better ‚ position to give publicity to our -effort- and create a public opinion against the TNA.‚  Until then we simply have to wait for some one-¦-¦-¦to ‚ turn‚  attention towards us and the effort we are making for the cause of our motherland,-

‚ Jayantha says, it is not his political ambition that is at stake, it is the unity of a people and the attempt of the terrorist rump represented by TNA attempting to divide Sri Lanka to set up a separate Eelam State.‚ 

At the first hearing of the case it was postponed‚ for want of supporting documents. At the second hearing which was taken by the Supreme Court Judge Shiranee Tilakawardhane, The Judge Tilakawardhane , advised‚  Jayantha Liyanage that Sri Lanka is a multi ethnic society , therefore each community should make and effort to live in peace with each other and therefore she would ask the petitioner to withdraw the case as it hurts others. ‚ ‚ 

At that point Jayantha had said that it is the ‚ South‚  that says this is Sri Lanka, but it is the TNA that says that they are different and have nothing common with the Sinhala in the South. The Judge simply ignored what Jayantha said and went on to say that she does not like to entertain these types of cases in her ‚ Court House.‚  Jayantha‚ decided to withdraw the case instead of going into a clash with the Judge.

‚ Subsequently without‚ being discouraged by the Judicial indifference, and disappointed by the declaring of an election in the North by the President, without removing the clauses of the 13A that helps separatism.‚ Jayantha filed another Writ case demanding a restraining order to hold back the PC Elections in the North until the resettlement of the Sinhala and Muslim IDPs in‚ North and also to buy time for the government to do something about the 13A.

‚ The case was taken up by Judge Skanadaraja, the President of the Appeal Court and the verdict was that as the PC elections were ordered‚ by the President of Sri Lanka, the Courts cannot intervene to issue an interim order to stop the PC elections from being held.

Jayantha was disappointed and the result of the PC elections held on the 21 September 2013 could have been different if the elections were held after re-settling the Sinhala and Muslim IDPs who were evicted by the ruthless terrorists.

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26 Responses to “Stanley Perera and Jayantha Liyanage two patriots whose attempts to stop TNA were foiled.”

  1. Indrajith Says:

    Thank you, Charles for writing this article and exposing the true colours of SL politicians who we think are real patriots. Kudos should also go to Stanley, Jayantha and others for undertaking those noble initiatives to protect SL from the threats of separatist movements at great risks to their lives. However, what they’ve done so far have not gone wastes! Thousands and thousands of patriotic people in this country will remember them for ever in their lives. Long live Sri Lanka! Long live Sinhalese nation!

  2. Indrajith Says:

    We must also be grateful to Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera, Mr. Kapila Gamage and SL Support Group (Australia) for their valuable contributions towards legal initiatives against conducting recently concluded NPC elections.

  3. Charles Says:

    Jayantha has still not given up his determination to fight against the TNA, demand the resettlement of the Sinhala and Muslim IDPs in the North, and removal of the 13 Amendment.

    But Jayantha is in Sri Lanka. He is handicapped by the want of a vehicle. He sent me an e-mail in which he says:

    ” My immediate and urgent requirement is a vehicle worth about 15 laks to travel to organize our party branches in several districts and re – new connections with temples that we already have connections and to get more supporters to our party. Lot of traveling have to be done. So that would be sufficient for the time being and may be for a period of six months or little bit more depending on the progress we make and during that period we will make contact with other business people and I am sure they would help when news starts to appear about our activities. Actually, good vehicles are needed when we are organized enough to hold large conferences and meetings.”

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    I am willing to make a significant contribution towards the purchase of a vehicle for use by Jayantha’s movement to get the 13th Amendment REVOKED.

    Would you, Charles Perera, known to us all as a long time PATRIOT at LankaWeb, be willing to manage the collection and delivery of the funds to Jayantha? How much is sufficient and Who else is willing to contribute to this purpose? Surely …. Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty much be worth the cost of a used vehicle?

  5. Indrajith Says:

    Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty must be worth the cost of a used vehicle!

    Well said, Ananda. Thank you! An eye opener to all those who love their motherland!!

  6. stanley perera Says:

    As I did before, I will make a significant contribution towards the purchase of a vehicle. Whatever it is, my personal belief is we will never succeed unless MR takes the trouble to dismantle 13A. Please be informed, those politicos are funded by the INGOs, CIA AND THE raw. Our nationalistic politicians are bribed by those organisations. Henceforth all our efforts are going down the gurgler. At the rate iit is in another 20 years time North and East will be seperated from the South. GoSL is in deep slumber. Perhaps the don’t care. MR is only listening to India and terribly scared of the west and the Church. MR does’nt want to antoganise Malcolm Ranjith knowingly very well that Rayappu, Saundranayagam and Ranjith are anti-Sinhala buddhists. Sinhala patriots warned MR loud and clear to settle the displaced Sinhala and Muslims before the election. MR completely ignored the view of the Sri Lankans who put him in power. When the situation is that I will not waste my time on this national issue. The worst is yet to come. MR must wait and see. USA and the man in turban are telling MR to work with TNA. This is only the begining. In the next four years if Sinhala people 1:1 basis are not settled in the Nort and East we are sure to loose both North and East. Jayalalitha is now wanting to talk to the fishermen in the North. India’s main problem is Tamil Nadoo. Similarly Sri Lanka’s main problem is North. God saves my mother Lanka. I was present at the Court of Appeal when Jayantha presented his case before Justice Sri Skandaraja. The order is an example of what I have said before. It is the President who has the power and not the Supreme Court.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    I value the work done by all these good people. We must support them.

    I will be very unpopular for saying this.

    HOWEVER, let me caution against SJP promoting itself as a political group with organizers, etc. It is NOT the path to take. We have to use EXISTING political groups.

    Instead of financing a vehicle, finance expensive lawyers in a SPECIFIC CASE. That is the way to go.

    A vehicle DOES NOT lead to saving the motherland as much as lawyers’ fees in a SPECIFIC case. Jayantha argues his cases on his own because he cannot afford a lawyer. With money he would be able to.

    We came to know Jayantha because he filed cases against TNA, etc. NOT as a politician. Lets keep it that way.

    The victory by Gomin was achieved NOT through politics but though a court case which is the best CIVIANS can do.

  8. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    TNA, MP Sumenthiran said, addressing a media briefing convened at Tilco Hotel Jaffna, by TNA.

    Excerpts by what was said by those present.

    It is very sad to read the diatribe tirade against the Sinhalese and the Buddhists of Sri Lanka. I believe all this will be taken up at the next court hearing on October 2nd, against TNA.

    References to shameless Sinhalese of the South, and the unscrupulous Sinhalese of the North.

    The Tamil population of the North has taught an unforgettable lesson to the Sinhalese of the South.

    Culprits and crooks who betrayed the nation for Rs 250 million on the Hambanthota Port Project.

    these racists Buddhists scoundrels.

    Medamulana Chaurayas ( deceivers).

    The people of the North have given them the power of 4/5th majority, **** to expel the Governor of the Province.

    In case the Government does not give us a suitable answer, we shall be discussing with India, or somebody else.

    This is a shocking tirade against the majority Sinhalese Buddhist. We have truly asked for this language from Tamil Gentlemen of LEARNING.

    In school, we would refer to this type of tirade, as an “”INVITATION FOR A BRAWL “”

  9. mjaya Says:

    We must never rest until these TNA parasites are dealt with.

    We must never rest until the 13th Amendment is obliterated.

    We must never rest until Jihadis have been neutralized.

  10. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo,

    As I told Stanley Perera when he launched his legal effort, it cannot be done by a single man; it needs an legally registered organization and many people to share the work load. The required effort will simply overwhelm and discourage a single individual

    Also, it will needs lots of money … that can only come from many contributors working together. I advised Stanley to form an organization to undertake the job … but he felt at the time that it would take too long and would be too difficult, and whereas the need was urgent.

    I don’t know how concrete and effective an organization the Sinhala Jathika Peramuna (SJP) is … but at least Jayantha Liyanage has taken the correct essential step in forming an organization for the effort. Hopefully he has with many like minded supporters and coworkers in Sri Lanka to share the work load.

    I would like to know whether the SJP is a political party, or other any organization, legally registered in Sri Lanka, whether it has has setup a party website specifying its program and identifying its officers, and whether it has the ability to collect donations online.

    No sane person, however much he/she loves Sri Lanka, would give funds to an unknown outfit which is not legally registered in Sri Lanka, and whose goals and activities are not defined in official registration documents. It is simply not safe to do so; you can get into a lot of trouble of the funds are misused. We all know how DEVIOUS Sri Lanka’s enemies really are.

    Jayantha says the lack of a 15 lakh vehicle to get about is hindering his work and that of his organization. This is not a large sum for a group of contributors to raise, but it is TOTALLY INADEQUATE for funding lawyer’s and litigation fees in the long term. How can someone, who does not even have a vehicle to get about, undertake this work?

    Provided SJP is a bona fide legal organization, let us buy Jayantha/SJP the vehicle that he says he needs for the work. Let Charles Perera, who is knowledgeable about these efforts, manage the raising of funds, and enforce due diligence by putting the appropriate safeguards in place for the disbursement of the funds raised from contributors. If appropriate and prudent, let the SJP website show the party accounts online.

  11. Ananda-USA Says:

    LankaWeb: please delete the previous version with typographical errors.

    Lorenzo,

    As I told Stanley Perera when he launched his legal effort, it cannot be done by a single man; it needs an legally registered organization and many people to share the work load. The required effort will simply overwhelm and discourage a single individual

    Also, it will need lots of money … that can only come from many contributors working together. I advised Stanley to form an organization to undertake the job … but at that time he felt it would take too long and would be too difficult, whereas the need was urgent.

    I don’t know how concrete and effective an organization the Sinhala Jathika Peramuna (SJP) is … but at least Jayantha Liyanage has taken the correct essential step in forming an organization to undertake the effort. Hopefully he has many like-minded supporters and coworkers in Sri Lanka to share the work load.

    I would like to know whether the SJP is a political party, or any other type of legal entity legally registered in Sri Lanka, whether it has has setup a party website specifying its program and identifying its officers, and whether it has the ability to collect donations online.

    No sane person, however much he/she loves Sri Lanka, would give funds to an unknown outfit which is not legally registered in Sri Lanka, and whose goals and activities are not defined in official registration documents. It is simply not safe to do so; you can get into an awful lot of trouble if the funds are misused. We all know how DEVIOUS Sri Lanka’s enemies really are.

    Jayantha says the lack of a 15 lakh vehicle to get about is hindering his work and that of his organization. This is not a large sum for a group of patriotic contributors to raise, but it is TOTALLY INADEQUATE for funding lawyer’s and litigation fees in the long term. How can someone, who does not even have a vehicle to get about, undertake this work?

    Provided SJP is a bona fide legal organization, let us buy Jayantha/SJP the vehicle that he says he needs for the work. Let Charles Perera, who is in contact with Jayantha and seems to be knowledgeable about these efforts, manage the raising of funds, and enforce due diligence by putting the appropriate safeguards in place for the disbursement of the funds raised from contributors. If appropriate and prudent, let the SJP website show the party accounts online.

  12. Charles Says:

    Dear Ananda,

    I asked Jayantha to open a personal ,account to which payments could be made directly, instead to a Political Party account:

    Please find below his e-mail: We may pay the money into his Rupee account:

    ____________________________________________
    Dear Charles,

    Thank you so much for your effort.

    Now, there is some hope for us to launch our political program that we have been planning for years, which is already late.

    My personal accounts.

    Rupee Account

    Name – Jayantha Liyanage

    Account Number – 012 100100417024

    Bank – People’s Bank, Main Branch, Kurunegala

    NRFC Account

    Name – Jayantha Liyanage

    Account Number – 012 409150417024

    Types of currency – British Pounds

    Bank – People’s Bank, Main Branch, Kurunegala

    The amount I stated was for a Toyota Corolla Model – Elephant Back model. (Rupees 3 to 4 million)

    The vehicle must be something that I should be able to go to Colombo fast and be back and to travel within Kurunegala, Gampha and Puttleum districts and also in Matale and Anuradhapura districts, where our party already have some connections. Recent developments after we filed the case are that now we have connections in Jaffna and in Mullaitive. Jaffna may be a bit too far for a vehicle of that category. I went to Jaffna in a hired vehicle to get affidavits from Sinhala IDPs. With the available short time I had to drive very fast and got caught speeding twice and had to pay once. A total of 705 Km distance in two days.

  13. Nimal Says:

    I am not surprised at all about the treatment you get from our politicians.I was with them during the recent elections which you guys couldn’t do.I am not almost a big brick wall is that Mr Weerawansa was preoccupied with the letters. That the sad reality of our pathetic people who expect the politicians do every thing for nothing.I am still here to be of some help to the country.
    Last year I had lunch with Mr Basil R,along with the CM and the commander of the camp.He(B.R) had a very busy schedule to keep attending to various projects in the country. In spite of the lunch that was arranged at the camp,nearly 100 hangers on kept vigil and as soon as he came out to get into his Heli,these guys clung onto his vehicle,almost suffocating him,asking various favors,that YOU AND I WILL EVER APPROACH A POLITICIAN IN A WESTERN COUNTRY, OUR POLITICIANS HAVE MUCH MORE THINGS TO DO.HE HAD TO ESCAPE AFTER A FEW WORDS AND LEFT THAT JOB TO THE MINISTER MR KEHALLIYA RAMBUKWELLA TO DEAL WITH THE MOB.If I or anyone had this type of pressure one would go mad.
    10 days ago when the CM met me, my security man at my business premises and our cook jumped out of nowhere to ask a favor or two.Security man wants a job for his grand son and my cook wants the minister repair the cracks on their steps to two houses.I went to the defense of the Chief Minister saying that he is not a job agent or a mason.They both are very well paid with lots of benefits from me in UK,should be the last person to pester the CM.
    So they are preoccupied with this never ending nonsense of the beggar culture.They(people) want money for nothing and we the hard working have to pay high taxes for these useless and shameless people.So the politicians have to please them to be in power and hardly have time to think of separatist issues,that you guys have so much time living in the West.So let us celebrate that members of the Rajapakse’s party came victorious and the moderate Wignasveran came to be elected the CM.He has Sinhalese relatives and friends,unlike the majority of the racist Tamils,where I suffered their racist treatment since 1953,it’s a long story.We have just pushed the clock back from the day of a separate state by the recent election results.
    Our country is facing enormous big brick wall with much odds against us ie The powerful diaspora,conniving Western countries and the pressure on the Indian Central government from the TN.
    First of all all the Southern political parties must speak with on voice over this and find ways to separate the Tamils living in SL from the diaspora,without harming the rights of the Tamils in SL.We have to reach out to them and make them feel at ease with us,the majority though they were not ease with us at the best of times in year like in 1949 where they had almost a big positions in the country.They are basically introverted and insecure d and their conniving politicians exploited that and that why we have no electoral support from them.I was there 2 weeks ago and this is what I found.
    Having the military camps are a must and the land powers should never be given to them.
    Taking them to courts in a western countries brings no success as they are the ‘guests of these countries’ for a global sinister reason.You will never win and that’s a sad fact.You will have the support of the enforcement people but ultimate power is with conniving politicians.
    My suggestion is to get into partnership with them and set up ventures there and it will be gradual process.We had a solution,where MR Kadiragamar would have been the PM or even the President one day,knowing this the tiger terrorist put an end to this.
    Also there must be a law in the land that those who left the island saying that they were prosecuted politically should not be allowed to board a plane to this island and we must have our own patriot act,where two can play the same game.Please forgive my grammar as I have to dash out keep an eye on my lazy workers who seems to be wasting time without doing a day’s work,very common these days.

  14. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda,

    I fully agree we MUST help JL. I posted his SJP bank account details (based on his website) in LW more than a year ago.

    However, 3 – 4 million rupees = around $25,000 is not easy to raise. That is a very good sum of money for a lawyer even here in Canada to fight multiple cases of this sort!!

    JL LOST all his cases for one reason or the other.

    Lets FACE it. WHY?

    Because he did everything himself without going through a good lawyer.

    Thikalawardana cannot get away saying things she said to a good lawyer.

    What is the use of the vehicle to change this outcome? Nothing. He will be travelling differently but losing cases. Raising ADDITIONAL money for lawyers on top of this $25,000 will be IMPOSSIBLE.

  15. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    Thanks for the info. I thought the amount was 15 lakhs = 1.5 million, not 3-4 million as it now transpires! Also, any information on the registration of the SJP and it’s website, if any?

    Lorenzo,

    3-4 million (now more than doubled from the previous 1.5 million) is indeed a hefty sum.

    Also, I agree with you that Judge Thilakawardena would not have treated a lawyer so cavalierly. Even judges have to exist in the sea of the Legal Profession … and news gets around very fast and can kill careers.

    The problem Jayantha faced was two fold: 1. he had limited funds, 2. he had to find a lawyer willing to risk his career for a relatively unknown client. Obviously, even lawyers have to tread very carefully on National issues where big cats roam the legal jungle.

    All the more reason why an organization, with a good support base, is needed for Jayantha to pursue this.

  16. Ananda-USA Says:

    Nimal,

    Very interesting comments based on your personal experience, with which I mostly agree.

    1. In particular, you said “First of all all the Southern political parties must speak with ONE VOICE over this and find ways to separate the Tamils living in SL from the diaspora,without harming the rights of the Tamils in SL.”

    Speaking with ONE VOICE is what Fran Diaz was also saying when he referred to a National Government. It would be good if that happens, but I don’t think it will. Nevertheless, we should try hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

    Second, we should treat the Tamils well just as we treat other citizens, but NOT IOTA LESS, not ONE IOTA MORE! That is, Eelamist Tamils should not get extra benefits they are demanding on the basis of their ethnicity, that other citizens don’t get. If we do that just to placate them into becoming “our friends” what we will be doing is to create a permanent Eelamist Tamil culture of UNDESERVED ENTITLEMENT, that would be emulated by all other communities. That would inevitably lead to communal balkanization of the country.

    I agree with Lorenzo, that NOTHING can be done to change the jaundiced mindset (due to 30 years of Eelamist BRAINWASHING) of the present generation of Eelamist Tamils in the Northern Province. We have to CONTAIN THEM and WAIT until this BRAINWASHED generation dies out with their prejudices and intolerance intact.

    Instead, what has to be done is to give them NOTHING they demand that other citizens of Sri Lanka do not get, but to give them and especially their children EVERYTHING that every other citizen gets. We have to ignore their unreasonable demands while treating them fairly and kindly as equal, but self-traumatized and misguided, citizens of Sri Lanka, regardless of their ingratitude and enmity.

    We should not try to earn their friendship by doing things that will undermine the nation. Period.

    2. You also said “My suggestion is to get into partnership with them and set up ventures there and it will be gradual process.”

    Indeed, partnering with Eelamist Tamils to draw them out of their insularity is a good thing. There are many well integrated and patriotic Colombo Tamils who can be the bridge to doing that.

    But I think that this is a long term problem, that will take another 30 years to go away with the passing of the current generation of Eelamists, and the birth of a new generation of their offspring. It is the offspring that the GOSL must make sure are well integrated into the Sri Lankan society as a whole. To do this, the GOSL must adopt policies to HOMOGENIZE the ethnic demographics of the country, and to breakdown the ISOLATED INSULAR NATURE of the Northern population that the Eelamists wwant to preserve under the guise of protecting their “Culture”, by ACTIVELY ENCOURAGING the settlement of Sinhala people in those areas.

    If Tamils can settle in Colombo, as is their right as Sri Lankan citizens, there is no reason why Sinhalese cannot settle in Jaffna; it is their also as Sri Lankan citizens. This is why land powers are SO IMPORTANT … to prevent the Eelamists from continuing to ISOLATE & ALIENATE the Northern Tamils from Sinhala people and disrupting the creation of ONE PEOPLE seamlessly sharing ONE NATION, and ONE DESTINY.

    Until that is accomplished, the PATRIOTS of Sri Lanka will have to shut every door in the face of the Eelamists, Guard the Passes, and Hold the Forts, in defence of our Motherland.

  17. Ananda-USA Says:

    MAVAI SUMMONED OVER MANIFESTO, Asked to show cause in respect of PC election manifesto: Petitioner states TNA manifesto aims to divide country

    By Jayantha de Silva
    DailyNews.lk
    September 29, 2013

    The Supreme Court issued notice yesterday on Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Secretary General Mavai Senadhirajah to appear in court on October 2 to show cause in respect of the TNA election manifesto circulated during the recently concluded Provincial Council elections.

    The Supreme Court issued this notice after considering an application filed in Court against the TNA manifesto by Attorney at Law Unawatuna Thotawattege Aruna Laksiri Handapangoda.

    The respondent cited in the petition is TNA Secretary General Mavai Senathirajah.

    The petition was taken up before a three Judge Bench comprising Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justices Sathya Hettige and Rohini Marasinghe of the Supreme Court. It was supported in the Supreme Court by the petitioner himself, when the case was called yesterday.

    The petitioner had sought a court declaration that the TNA manifesto seeks to promote ‘self government’ with the end view of dividing the country.

    He also drew the attention of the Courts to the fact that the manifesto reflects the views expressed by the Illangei Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK). The petitioner in his submissions stated that by virtue of being a Member of Parliament, the respondent himself had sworn allegiance to the Constitution.

    The TNA manifesto is in violation of Articles 1 to 8 of the Constitution. The SC has the jurisdiction to inquire into the matter, he submitted. The next call date was fixed for October 2.

  18. Ananda-USA Says:

    Fran Diaz,

    As you pointed out, the GOSL seems to be way ahead of me on PUNISHING POACHERS in Sri Lankan waters. Jayawewa!

    Sri Lanka recently changed its policy on the Indian fishermen invading country’s waters. Instead of the earlier method of ‘catch and release’ now the poaching fishermen will be detained and produced in court. The fishermen will be released after they plead guilty and their boats will be confiscated.

    ………….
    41 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka return home

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Sept 28, Colombo: A group of 41 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for crossing the International maritime Boundary Line and fishing in Sri Lankan waters illegally has returned home Saturday after they were released by the court.

    The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 20 of the fishermen on August 03 and seized five boats. The other 21 fishermen were arrested on July 06 along with 5 trawlers in the waters north of Mannar.

    The Mannar Magistrate’s Court Wednesday (September 25) ordered to release the Indian fishermen but declared their boats as property of the Sri Lankan government and ordered to confiscate them.

    Two Sri Lankan Naval vessels attached to the North Central Naval Command handed over the fishermen to the Indian Coastal Guard Ship “Raj Tharang” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Thalaimannar Friday (September 27).

    Sri Lanka recently changed its policy on the Indian fishermen invading country’s waters. Instead of the earlier method of ‘catch and release’ now the poaching fishermen will be detained and produced in court. The fishermen will be released after they plead guilty and their boats will be confiscated.

  19. Lorenzo Says:

    NP’s trip was strategically planned. She was doing TNA publicity work!!

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda,

    “The problem Jayantha faced was two fold: 1. he had limited funds, 2. he had to find a lawyer willing to risk his career for a relatively unknown client.

    All the more reason why an organization, with a good support base, is needed for Jayantha to pursue this.”

    But the CONCLUSION doesn’t match the 2 problems.

    The 2 problems can be resolved by FINANCING good lawyers NOT a vehicle. Anyway one corolla car cannot do anything to build a party!

    We must put money where it has the BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK that is in LAWYERS. Otherwise our good friend JL will be travelling to court in a car but losing cases as before!!

  21. Nimal Says:

    Ananda,
    My two good friends Kevin and Nihal reads your comments in the defense blog with great interest. Do keep up the good work.
    Hats off to our President and others close to him attending so many meetings in a day. I doubt that a workaholic like me could do that and what he or them eats for breakfast?I noticed there’s a sizable Indian Tamil business population among us and we must find a way to rally them and find a way to appeal to their folks in Tamil Nadu that the Tamils like them are very contended and happy with us and the people of TN should not fall to the false propaganda of their politicians. Our Indian Tamils also could expose the racist altitudes of the Jaffna Tamils on Indian Tamils in SL.GOSL must bring this fact to the notice of the people of TN.

  22. Ananda-USA Says:

    Looks like CONFISCATION of FISHING BOATS that were POACHING in Sri Lankan waters has FINALLY GOTTEN THE ATTENTION it deserves.

    Perhaps NOW the POACHING will STOP. The GOSL should NOT RELEASE these boats; AUCTION them off to offset the Navy’s operational costs.

    As ALWAYS, when dealing with these BUGGERS you have to hit them where it hurts the MOST: the WALLET!

    …………………..
    Fishermen meet Narayanasamy, seek early release of their boats

    TheHindu.com
    September 30, 2013

    Fishermen from Karaikal and Nagapattinam met Union Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy on Sunday to discuss the release of their boats and the remaining fishermen from Sri Lanka.

    Mr. Narayanasamy assured them that the Centre would take all steps necessary to release the fishermen and also secure their boats. He also urged the fishermen to come to New Delhi to discuss the issue. The External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid would be visiting Sri Lanka soon.

    Both Mr. Khurshid and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be back in New Delhi in a couple of days, after which a delegation of fishermen could come and meet them, he said.

    “Each boat costs at least Rs. 50 lakh, and without our boats, we have no livelihood. Unless the government recovers our boats, we have no way to support our families. Around 10 to 20 families rely on the income from one single boat,” one of the fishermen said.

    The fishermen groups had earlier met Union Minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan and other politicians in Chennai.

    They were also looking for an appointment with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the fishermen said.

    Mr. Narayanasamy said the Centre would have to take into consideration Rahul Gandhi’s opinion on ordinance regarding convicted MLAs and MPs.

  23. Charles Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I was without internet connection. I saw today your comment on Aanada-USA’s proposal to contribute for the purchase of a second hand vehicle for 15 lakhs to help Jayantha Liyanage for his anti TNA work. The 3 to 4 million he quoted was for a new vehicle.

    It may be that Jayantha’s is a small voice against TNA, against the 13 Amendment and for settling Sinhala IDPs in Jaffna and the North. Today it seems that it is the only voice we have against theses deadly issues.

    We heard of Wimal Weerawansa, Gunadasa Amarasekara, JHU, Ravaya all who wanted to take action against 13 A, and there was even a Parliamentary Special committee to decide on the 13 A- what has happened ? Nothing is heard about their activities.

    Kurshid is coming specially to discuss about the implementation of the 13 A and the Government of Sri Lanka will surely shelve the issue to help the Indian government to win the Lokh Sabha elections. The field is left free for TNA to go ahead with its plans to divide Sri Lanka, more and more Tamils are helping the cause, now it is the Tamil Lawyers openly supporting the TNA.

    Jayantha Liyanage is the only small voice that is heard from the South against TNA. Jayantha is the only David to take the TNA Goliath, but unfortunately he hasn’t even the catapult.

    We have decided Lorenzo that to help Jayantha is wastage of our means as without a lawyer he stands to loose. But Jayantha was the pioneer who dared file an FR action for what it is worth to show TNA which is growing in strength that Sinhala are not all asleep allowing the TNA to go on rampage.

    Jayantha is the only man still raising his voice against TNA and demanding the settlement of Sinhala in the North. He has only the will and great love for his country to raise his small voice against the “mighty” TNA, and we have ruled out Jayantha as an ineffective voice we cannot count upon.

    Are we right in doing so ? We talk, we write, but in his Small way Jayantha was the only one to take up arms against TNA.

    Lorenzo, Lance Corporal Gamini Kularatne-the Hasalaka veeraya was the only man who dared jump with two grenades in his hand in front of the terrorist bulldozer to save the army garrison at Elephant pass.
    And we in our great wisdom rule Jayantha out as the helpless voice of a small man against the TNA, against the 13 A and for the settlement of Sinhala IDPs.

  24. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    I fully agree with what you are saying. WE MUST HELP JL.

    BUT not to buy a car. We should help him FINANCE a GOOD LAWYER to achieve RESULTS.

    He needs a good lawyer. Otherwise he keeps losing ALL the cases he fights. We must fight cases to win. The good intention alone is not enough. One should have the means for it. The DIRE need of the moment for SJP is NOT a car but a GOOD lawyer who are very expensive. A car is even more expensive. A car and a good lawyer is unreachably expensive. We can buy him a car afterwards. In my humble view.

    I have full faith in Jayantha the patriot fighting court cases. I have LITTLE faith in Jayantha the politician.

  25. Charles Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I should write in fairness to Jayantha Liyanage whose patriotism is not confined to talking and writing but taking action within his means, that he had commenced his patriotic activities against TNA, and for the removal of the 13Amendment without asking anybody for contribution, he will hence continue to do so without our contributions.

    In the previous occasion a collection of contributions was suggested by Dilrook and in the second it was Ananda-USA who suggested making contributions, over which you laid a wet blanket.

    Jayantha Liyanage is a small man with a great patriotic heart and he will do what he is doing with or without our contributions.

  26. Lorenzo Says:

    Charles,

    All I want to say is we MUST SPECIFICALLY HELP JL do his patriotic work.

    His political party organizing work, in my view, NO. Buying a car at this stage, in my view, NO.

    I will help JL do his patriotic work.

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