Mud Governance?
Posted on January 20th, 2015

By Dilrook Kannangara

Voters are already in for a great disappointment. Instead of promised good governance and “Maithri Palanaya” before the election what is delivered after the election is mud governance and “Vairi Palanaya”. Is it the natural response to the inability to deliver on the promises made during the election campaign? Where is the salary increase promised to public sector employees? Where is the price reduction of food items and petroleum products? Has president Sirisena taken his voters for a ride?
In short this is not good governance at all! At most it is mud governance – governance of the nation using mud slinging tactics. It is not sustainable. At some point the voters are going to demand the promises and there will be strikes, public demonstrations and other public display of anger. It is the task of the Opposition in parliament to agitate the public to get their demands.
No Constitution Change
However, there is a tactical plan at work in mud governance. It is to distance the UPFA. By distancing the UPFA, the UNP led government will be unable to pass promised Constitutional amendments. UNP was never keen on any of the constitutional amendments promised. Now they are looking for excuses not to do them. The best excuse is the non-co-operation of the UPFA. It can be achieved by antagonising the UPFA through hate tactics which are underway.
UPFA has the good opportunity to bring its own motions to parliament to abolish executive presidency altogether. It will have two thirds majority support and it will expose the UNP’s dishonesty. It will also elevate UPFA’s popularity helping them win the General Election.
Chandrika-Ranil War 3
On two previous occasions (2000 and 2003) when these two tried to cohabitate politically, they ended up falling out with disastrous political consequences for both. It is their war number 3 this time.
The brewing Chandrika-Ranil war is already getting out of hand. While Chandrika wants her UK educated son to win the election and become Prime Minister, UNP is opposed to it. UNP and Chandrika are also fighting over the credit for the election win. This is crucial for the upcoming General Election. Appointment of ministry secretaries displays this growing rift that can tear apart the fragile coalition. While most ministers are from the UNP, the President keeps a firm hand of all ministries by appointing ministry secretaries loyal to Chandrika.
March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015 is an important day. It marks 200 years of Sri Lanka losing its independence for the first time in history. Never did the island nation lose its independence completely in the past except in 1815. There is a bigger rift within the government over this. UNP wants to let it pass without a noise but the few nationalists within the government want people to remember this unfortunate event so that they learn a lesson from it.
UNP fears that if reminded, it will be electorally disadvantageous for it.
It is the task of nationalists in the UPFA to make a huge cry about the event and commemorate the unfortunate event on a national scale drawing parallels with the current state of the nation.
In 1810 King Rajasingha defeated British troops and stopped further attacks on the Kandyan Kingdom. Following the victory he built the iconic Kandy Lake. However, his disregard of locals and cruel conduct led to his betrayal in 1815. It didn’t take long for the people to realize the change they made (which was essential) was not that rosy. In 1818 people rebelled against the colonials and lost. It was a costly affair. A repetition must not be allowed. Democracy must always rule this island nation.

21 Responses to “Mud Governance?”

  1. Nimal Says:

    I would urge the present government of Sri Lanka to standby the former president Mr Rajapaksa and Gotabaya and the other officials of the arm forces with respect to the war crimes that will be brought by US in USA because Gotabaya is a US citizen.
    Latter should be given a permanent ministerial post that will perhaps give him immunity as a diplomat?
    We must leave the differences aside, standby our former leaders and former leaders must reciprocate by bringing back money stashed away and that could be done in a discreet manner.
    It was utterly foolish for them to have lived reckless lives with thugs, indulge themselves creating no favours of many people in the country and in the world.
    A person like Ranil.W could mediate an understanding with the Western countries that are hostile to our fight against our terrorists in our own back yard.
    GR could be used to lead a group of military men to educate the population to have a bit of discipline in our roads from driving recklessly and stupidly and carelessly walking pedestrians.
    He did a splendid job clearing the slums and finding new housing for the displaced, beautifying the city of Colombo and lastly eradicating the mosquito menace. So he is useful to get the country moving.
    Allow him to be perused by the yanks is to our own folly.US must remember their excesses in Japan and Vietnam.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    “Facebook” Lorenzo and his puppet Nanda, are both PREACHING Buddhism to the Patriots now, after having been CAUGHT RED HANDED helping to deliver the Motherland bound hand and foot to its ENEMIES.

    Both of you are DROHIYA’s INCARNATE, but Lorenzo is the GREATER DROHIYA as the knowing Leader, and Nandathe blind Follower, is the LESSER DROHIYA!

    Consider that already:

    1. There are WITCH HUNTS all over Sri Lanka against MR’s supporters in a TRUE REFLECTION of the Maithree Yahapalanaya coming home to ROOST!

    2. Tamil Eelamists are cock-a-hoop in SL and in Tamil Nadu, demanding devolution of land and police powers, and resettlement of fake refugees with land grants in SL.

    3. The US and the UK are already planning to RAMP UP War Crimes Charges against the leaders of the previous UPFA GOSL, and to FORCE the new Government to comply if they prove to be reluctant puppets. I posted a news article on this at LankaWeb.

    Avamangala Samaraweera is calling for War Crimes prosecutions against MR and others already. This is a DIRECT CONSEQUENCE of MS’s victory.

    4. Knowing that China will not offer loans as in the past, the new GOSL is looking for IMF loans. As in the past, IMF loans will come with ONEROUS STRINGS attached that will infringe on Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity! Neither the USA, nor other Western nations have the money to offer large loans (without attached strings) like China did. They want to acquire compliant puppets on a shoestring. Sri Lanka will not get 3 billion USD in loans from the USA like Israel does to REPLACE the loans we got from China! No way, Jose’!

    5. India is jumping on the bandwagon, demanding early resolution of the “Tamil Question” to placate Indian Tamils at SL’s expense, while seeking restrictions against future visits by Chinese Naval ships and submarines, and military alliances with China. This is an INFRINGEMENT on Sri

    Lanka’s sovereignty, to which the MS GOSL will abjectly agree!

    It will take another DECADE for SL to get back on the TRACK OF RAPID PROGRESS that we were on under MR’s GOSL, after the newly elected

    government supported by an unholy consortium of diametrically-opposed anti-national political forces comes CRASHING DOWN under the weight of its own putrifying flesh.

    Remember the DEBACLE of Western engineered REGIME CHANGE in Egypt? Long tiime President Mubarak was toppled by West supported Facebook

    Democrats, only to REAP the Muslim Brotherhood Govt of Mohammed Morsi hated by the West, and that in turn was toppled in favor of an OUTRIGHT

    MILITARY DICTATORSHIP under Sisi!

    Western REGIME CHANGE SPONSORS know not what they do, toppling GULLIBLE 3rd world nations from the frying pan into the fire, and LOSING WHAT

    LITTLE LEVERAGE they had in the beginning!

    So it shall be in Sri Lanka as well: IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME for that HISTORY WILL REPEAT itself in Sri Lanka, despite the best laid plans of Western REGIME CHANGE ARTISTES!

    ………..
    BTW, I will NEVER STOP MOURNING the abandonment of the UPFA government by enough Sinhala Buddhists to enable the REGIME CHANGE that took place,

    for it augurs an ENORMOUS SETBACK for Sri Lanka’s National Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity, Internal Peace and Future Prosperity.

    This will DELAY, even ENTIRELY STOP, Sri Lanka’s EMERGENCE as the New Wonder of Asia!

    Aiyoooo Sirisenaaaa …. What have you done to our Motherland!!!

  3. Vis8 Says:

    The very essence of ‘Maithri’ is being made a joke: This is nothing but a witch hunt to destroy Mahinda Rajapaksa by some whose hatred seem to have no limit. The ‘MY3’ govt seems to be 80% revenge and who knows what the other 20% will become.

    Hope MR will return in April as PM. But the ‘maithripalanaya’ may perform devious acts to prevent it.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    I have ALWAYS stood for, and STRONGLY ADVOCATED, ONE Sri Lankan Nation, of ONE Sri Lankan People, sharing ONE Sri Lankan Destiny, with EQUAL RIGHTS and EQUAL RESPONSIBILITIES for ALL citizens irrespective of Community.

    However, the OVERWHELMING SUPPORT for the Common Opposition of Minority Voters, Tamils, Muslims and Christians alike, in the recent Presidential Election DEMONSTRATES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that they do not share this unified vision of ONE Nation, and remain arrayed against the Sinhala Buddhist majority of Sri Lanka.

    Even with that OVERWHELMING MINORITY VOTE, the war-winning President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who reunified the nation and ushered in an era of enduring peace and astonishing economic progress to our Motherland, would not have been defeated had the Sinhala Buddhist majority not been MISLED by the SIREN SONG of Corruption and Abuse repeated like a mantra with the support of the Western Colonialists sponsoring a REGIME CHANGE to fit their WORLD HEGEMONIC China Containment Policy.

    That swing vote of the Sinhala Buddhists away from the UPFA GOSL was small, but it was ENOUGH to PRECIPITATE a disaster for the Nation.

    Not all who voted thus will come to grips with the MONUMENTAL STUPIDITY of their FLAWED decision, but they WILL SOON ENOUGH REALIZE THEIR ERROR, as our resplendent Motherland falls away from the path of PROGRESS and National REINTEGRATION it was on, into uncertainty, divisiveness, and economic stagnation.

    The Sinhala Buddhists of Sri Lanka MUST NOW RECOGNIZE that the 5 years that elapsed since the LIBERATION of our Motherland from terror was too little time to INCULCATE a Common Sri Lankan Identity free of Communal Divisions in the Social Fabric of the Nation.

    Accordingly, they must Firmly Resolve to Recapture the Presidency and the Parliament once again, and establish a new phase of National Government committed to the same IDEAL of ONE Nation of ONE People sharing ONE Destiny, that will SURVIVE for at least TWO MORE DECADES and IMPLEMENT CHANGES to FIRMLY and IRREVERSIBLY EMBED those CHARACTERISTICS in the Nation.

    That CANNOT BE DONE without the FULL and COMPLETE SUPPORT of the SINHALA BUDDHIST COMMUNITY guided by the Immortal Compassionate and Tolerant Message of the Lord Buddha. It CANNOT BE DONE with reliance on Minority Communities; such reliance will yield the same DESTRUCTIVE RESULT we now see in evidence.

    ONE Indivisible Nation, of ONE Indomitable People, sharing ONE Common Destiny, MUST BE OUR GOAL!

  5. jay-ran Says:

    Dilrook, the main ambition of my3(MAGEY 3″) IS TO GET BEST SATISFACTION for himself & enjoy it more and more!!! for ever and ever!!!
    MAGEY3 said b fore the elections HEHAD NO SECRET AGGREEMENTS WITH ANY PARTY.
    Now, one by one is coming out!!!
    TNA’s required fulfillments of:
    (1) Removal of Governor of NP,Mr.Chandrasiri, under whom NO ANTI Govt ACTIVITIES WERE IMPOSSIBLE!!!
    (2) Removal of the Secretary of North Provincial Counci!!!
    (3) Next will be Police & Land Powers to the NP Council???
    This will come very soon as already Sampandan the LTTE SUPPORTER HAS ALREADY RAISED HIS CONCERNS & MR HAS ALREADY PROMISSED TO GIVE MORE AUTONOMY TO TAMILS (AS PROMISED).

  6. Nanda Says:

    Dilrook,
    30000 complaints received by the new government in 12 days. Some of this complains are published in News Papers. Most were not. Complaints are not MUD but some media convert these to MUD. These media are not government media but from those people who are still angry with rajapaksas, because some of them have leave the country because of real death threats. You cannot expect the government to control this type of MUD. Why Basil Rajapaksa left Sri Lanka without handover his ministry, why Kabraal left without handing over .. and so on are not MUD.
    Only real MUD thrown at Gothabhaya was by Ravi Karunanayaka. I condemn this and this man should be asked to apologise or resign.

    During last two months, there were a lot of MUD thrown at My3. These were real MUD. I don’t know how many proceeded to become complaints. These were well organised MUD , most created by the government politicians. Governement resources were used to throw these MUD.

  7. Nanda Says:

    It is very unfair to call MUD governance only after 13 days
    Rajapakse was in the government for 11 years or so but you never called it Kudu Palanaya, Hora Palanaya, Ethanol Palanaya, Mara මැර​ Palanaya , Night Club Palanaya or Ganika Palanaya.


    Aare you not taking sides ?

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    NOW those faithless Sinhala Buddhists who VOTED against MR can CRY A RIVER OF TEARS as their Motherland is SLICED & DICED into ETHNO-RELIGIOUS BANTUSTANS!

    Aiyooooo Sirisenaaaaa …… What have you DONE to our Motherland!

    …………………
    Will implement 13th Amendment within a unitary state: Ranil

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 21 (Hindu) The Sri Lankan government will implement the 13th Amendment to its Constitution within a unitary state, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said.

    Implementation of the 13th Amendment — born out of the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 — has remained a long-pending demand of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the main party representing the island’s Northern Tamils. The Amendment envisages substantive devolution of political powers to the provinces.

    In his first parliamentary address after assuming charge as Prime Minister — following the Sri Lanka’s January 8 presidential elections — Mr. Wickramasinghe said: “We will implement the 13th Amendment within a unitary state.”

    Given that the TNA backed President Sirisena in the elections, the Northern Tamils — who voted against President Rajapaksa in large numbers — would expect the new government to be sensitive to their demands.
    Civilian Governor

    In a gesture that sections perceive as President Maithripala Sirisena’s willingness to engage with the Tamils’ demands, he recently replaced the former Northern Province Governor, a military man, with a seasoned diplomat.

    It is also learnt that orders have been passed to transfer the Chief Secretary of the Province who was on a collision course with Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.

    Mr. Wickramasinghe also outlined the newly-formed government’s plan for the first 100 days. The government would set up independent commissions to run the police, the public service, the judiciary and the elections department, he said.

    The new government had presented its 100-day plan ahead of the elections promising a host of measures, including the abolition of executive presidency, which former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s critics saw as being a huge impediment to democracy during his two terms. Mr. Wickramasinghe, appointed Prime Minister by President Sirisena, said the new government would also pass a Right to Information Act.
    Rajapaksa’s home raided

    Meanwhile Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday asked the new government to stop “revenge”, a day after police raided his country-side home in the southern district of Hambantota.

    “Our family has been in politics since 1931. But never our homes came to be searched. I ask them to stop this political revenge,” local media quoted Mr. Rajapaksa as saying. The police were reportedly looking for a Lamborghini sports car and launched a raid following a court warrant, but the search drew a blank.

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    ONE MORE “Yahapalanaya” ALLEGATION proved FALSE!

    Aiyooooo Sirisenaaaa …. What are you DOING to our Motherland?
    …………………..
    Police withdraw accusations against floating armoury

    By Harischandra Gunaratna
    Island.lk
    January 21, 2015

    The floating armoury MV Mahanuwara detained on Sunday at the Galle Harbour was performing a bonafide operation with Ministry of Defence clearance, but they were trying to ascertain whether all the arms and ammunition found in the vessel were legal and if it contained arms exceeding the amount mentioned in the permit issued to the private company handling the operation, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said on Monday.

    At a hurriedly summoned press conference, SSP Ajith Rohana said that there were 3,154 automatic and semi-automatic weapons and 747,000 rounds of ammunition on the floating armoury according to the permit issued by the MoD.

    “This operation had been going for some time handled by the navy and since September 18, 2012 the job had been handed over to a private company with MoD approval, but yet the security for the operation is provided by the Navy,” he said.

    Responding to a query raised by The Island as to how the Galle Habour police was not aware of the operation if it was legal, the senior police officer said with the change of government there had been a communication breakdown between those concerned.

    Asked whether a former Navy Commander had a hand in the private shipping company which handled the operation, the police spokesman said he had not received any news to that effect.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    Police has started to act IMPARTIALLY for the first time in SL history!

    1. After investigations floating armory case closed.
    2. UNP Thevarapperumal arrested for violence
    3. NO POST ELECTION murders
    4. Wele Suda has been ACTUALLY interrogated.

  11. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    “Democracy must always rule this island nation.”

    So ends the article. if not for the British which the article spends a good deal condemning Democracy as we know it in Sri Lanka would not have existed.

    the GOLDEN AGE OF SRI LANKA WAS DONE UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE BUDDHIST SANGA AND THE RULING MONARCH. IT IS DUE TO THAT
    -SRI LANKA GAVE TO THE BUDDHIST WORLD THE WRITTEN BUDDHIST BIBLE OR THE TIPITAKA
    -SRI LANKA EMERGED AS ONE OF THE OLDEST HYDRAULIC CIVILIZATIONS IN THE WORLD
    -SRI LANKA EMERGED AS ONE OF ONLY TWO ANCIENT NATIONS WITH AN UNBROKEN WRITTEN HISTORY

    AND LET ME CUT AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING:

    But in Sri Lanka here are some facts:”Sri Lanka has the distinction of having the world’s oldest recorded wildlife preserve. More than 2000 years ago, in the 3rd century BC, a region in north central Sri Lanka was set aside by royal decree to be free of all hunting. Today, more than 8% of the land is preserved as national park or nature preserve.” and “Wildlife of Sri Lanka includes its flora and fauna and their natural habitats. Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism (16% of the fauna and 23% of flowering plants are endemic[1]) in the world even though it is relatively small.”

    THE ABOVE HAPPENED UNDER BUDDHIST PATRONAGE. NOT UNDER A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM

    IN THE 21ST CENTURY SRI LANKANS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE BEST OF DEMOCRACY AND BUDDHISM TO FORM A NEW FUTURE.

  12. Ananda-USA Says:

    “THE ABOVE HAPPENED UNDER BUDDHIST PATRONAGE. NOT UNDER A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM”

    Bravo, BW … Well said! Indeed, the Tolerance and Social Progress engendered by the MAJORITY Buddhist Religion is why Sri Lanka leads South Asia in the Human Development Index!

    BRAVO!

  13. Ananda-USA Says:

    “Maithreepalanaya” has ALREADY BECOME “Vairapalanaya” with SYSTEMATIC attacks on the defeated UPFA leaders and supporters!

    “Yahapalanaya” has become “Borupalanaya” with the NUMBER OF MINISTERS, now 52, VASTLY EXCEEDED the PROMISED LIMIT of 251

    “Maithreepalanaya” has become the “Kotipalanaya” with the REMOVAL of the Military Governor of the FORMER WAR ZONE inundated with UNREPENTANT SEPARATISTS, and soon to become EELAM in all but name when Land & Police Powers are DEVOLVED to the SEPARATISTS as PROMISED to gain their support to topple President Mahinda Rajapaksa!

    It was NOT NECESSARY to topple the EXISTING war-winning PATRIOTIC government, the SOLE BARRIER to disintegration of Sri Lanka, to KNOW that this would be the RESULT of that TREACHEROUS ACT by a motley gang of ANTI-NATIONALISTS!!

    The STUPID Sinhala Buddhists who fell into the “Maithreepalanaya” TRAP can now RETURN HOME to the Patritic Fold, crying “Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa, Mea MAXIMA Culpa!

    However, the TREACHEROUS DROHIYAS who ORCHESTRATED the Regime Change, like that HYPOCRITE “Facebook” Lorenzo and his LAPDOG Nanda, will not be accepted into the PATRIOT fold!

    Their FURIOUS BACK PEDALLING after the DIRTY DEED is done, that we see now DOES NOT ABSOLVE THEM of their TREACHERY! WE KNOW, that is all a DEVIOUS STRATEGY to hide among the PATRIOTS until it is TIME TO STAB THE MOTHERLAND in the back, AGAIN!

  14. Ananda-USA Says:

    OOPS! Here is the CORRECTED version!

    ………………..
    “Maithreepalanaya” has ALREADY BECOME “Vairapalanaya” with SYSTEMATIC attacks on the defeated UPFA leaders and supporters!

    “Yahapalanaya” has become “Borupalanaya” with the NUMBER OF MINISTERS, now 52, MORE THAN DOUBLE and VASTLY EXCEEDING the PROMISED LIMIT of 25!

    “Maithreepalanaya” has become the “Kotipalanaya” with the REMOVAL of the Military Governor of the FORMER WAR ZONE flodded with UNREPENTANT SEPARATISTS, and soon to become EELAM in all but name when Land & Police Powers are DEVOLVED to the SEPARATISTS as PROMISED to gain their support to topple President Mahinda Rajapaksa!

    It was NOT NECESSARY to topple the EXISTING war-winning PATRIOTIC government, the SOLE BARRIER to disintegration of Sri Lanka, to KNOW that this would be the RESULT of that TREACHEROUS ACT by a motley gang of ANTI-NATIONALISTS!! HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE??

    The STUPID Sinhala Buddhists who fell into the “Maithreepalanaya” TRAP can now RETURN HOME to the Patriotic Fold, crying “Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa, Mea MAXIMA Culpa!

    However, the TREACHEROUS DROHIYAS who ORCHESTRATED the Regime Change, like that HYPOCRITE “Facebook” Lorenzo and his LAPDOG Nanda, both hidden Eelamists, will not be accepted into the PATRIOT fold!

    Their FURIOUS BACK-PEDALLING after the DIRTY DEED is done, that we see now, DOES NOT ABSOLVE THEM of their TREACHERY! WE KNOW, that is all a DEVIOUS STRATEGY to hide among the PATRIOTS until it is TIME TO STAB THE MOTHERLAND in the back, ONCE AGAIN!

    BEGONE … DROHIYAS! BEGONE!

  15. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    ANANDA-USA:
    Thank you and I will state again what must be understood.

    -Most of mankind’s Golden ages, her greatest achievements, the best flowering of the arts happened under systems that were either run by Monarch or Emperors. .That is true of ancient Egypt. the Roman Empire to the Renaissance Europe.
    and equally true of most of Asia including Sri Lanka, India, China and Japan to name a few

    – Most of the greatest Democracies ever known to man happened in the city states of ancient Greece be it Athens and Ionia or in the US when the United States only consisted of the 13 states (or colonies).

    Since then the use of the word “Democracy” has lost most of its meaning in the 21st century. Both the US and India who claim to be “functioning Democracies” are far from that.

  16. Nanda Says:

    Dilrook,

    Following is an example of KUDU governance. I am disappointed, as a prominent and sensible writer you never wrote ONE article on KUDU governance by Maha Raja but resorted to MUD within 12 days.

    ‍පොලිස්පති-මන්ත්‍රී ළඟදීම අත්අඩංගුවට වෙ‍ලේ සුදාගේ කුඩු විකුණූ හිටපු ‍පොලිස්පති-මන්ත්‍රී ළඟදීම අත්අඩංගුවට 2015 ජනවාරි 22 11.13 p.m

    (ගයාන් කුමාර වීරසිංහ)

    මෙරට අංක එකේ මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ජාවාරම්කරුවන වෙ‍ලේ සුදා සමග සමීප ලෙස සම්බන්ධකම් පවත්වමින් මිලියන ගණනින් මුදල් සහ දේ‍පොළ ඔහුගෙන් ලබාගෙන ආරක්ෂාව හා රැකවරණය සැලසූ බව හෙළිවන කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙක්,හිටපු ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයෙක් ඇතුළු ‍පොලිස් කණ්ඩායමක් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සූදානමින් සිටියි.
    පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයා එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් ආසන සංවිධායකවරයෙකි. ඉදිරි සති දෙක ඇතුළත ඔහුව අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට හැකි වෙතැයි ‍පොලීසිය විශ්වාසය පළ කරයි. එම මන්ත්‍රීවරයගේ, ‍ලේකම්වරයෙකු ඇතුළු 06 දෙනෙකුගෙන් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව ප්‍රශ්න කොට මේ වන විට ප්‍රකාශද සටහන් කරගෙන තිබේ.
    අදාළ විශ්‍රාමික ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයා මේ වන විට පවුල පිටින් රටින් පිටව ගොස් ඇති බව ‍පොලිස් මූලස්ථානයේදී ඊයේ (22) පැවැති විශේෂ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී අනාවරණය විය. ඔහු රටින් පිටව යාමට දින දෙකක් ප්‍රමාදවූයේ නම් එම ගමන වළක්වන්නට තිබුණු බව එම ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවේදී ‍පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක ‍‍‍ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ ‍පොලිස් අධිකාරී නීතිඥ අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.
    අදාළ විශ්‍රාමික ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයාට බස්නාහිර පළාත තුළ සුවිසල් නිවසක් ඇති බවත් මාලිගාවක් බදු එම නිවස ලැබි ඇත්තේ වෙ‍ලේ සුදාගෙන් ත්‍යාගයක් ලෙස බවත් සඳහන්ය. එම නිවස රුපියල් ලක්ෂ 300 කට අධික වටිනාකමක් ඇති එකක් බව පැවසේ. ඒ ගැන ‍පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශකවරයාගෙන් මාධ්‍යවේදීන් කළ විමසුමකදී ඔහු සඳහන් කරනු ලැබුවේ ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් තමාට කිසිවක් ප්‍රකාශ කළ නොහැකි බවය. එහෙත් දේ‍පොළ සම්බන්ධයක් හිටපු ‍පොලිස්පති සහ වෙ‍ලේ සුදා අතර අනාවරණය වන බව ඔහු කීය.
    මේ වන විට එම හිටපු ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයා පවුල් පිටින් මෙරටින් පිටව ගොස් ඇති බැවින් ඉදිරියේදී ඔහුව අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට හැකියාවක් තිබේදැයි මාධ්‍යවේදීන් අජිත් රෝහණ මහතාගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කළේය. අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ඔහු අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නාබව එහිදී අජිත් රෝහණ මහතාගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කළේය. අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ඔහු අත් අඩංගුවට ගන්නා බව එහිදී අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.
    අදාළ දේශපාලනඥයා සහ විශ්‍රාමික ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයා හැරුණු කොට උප ‍පොලිස් පරීක්ෂකවරුන් දෙදෙනෙක්ද සැරයන්වරයෙක් ගැනද කරුණු අනාවරණය වන බව අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා කීය.
    ඒ අය වෙ‍ලේ සුදාගෙන් මුදල් ප්‍රතිලාභ ලබාගෙන ඇති බව අනාවරණය වී තිබේ. අදාළ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයා මාසිකව වෙ‍ලේ සුදාගෙන් ලක්ෂ 25බැගින් මුදල් ලබාගෙන ඇති බව අනාවරණය වී තිබෙන බවද අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.
    ‍පොලිස් විශේෂ කාර්ය බළකාය කැලණියේදී අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් හෙරොයින් කිලෝ 84 සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද වෙ‍ලේ සුදා තොරතුරු හෙළි කරන බවත් එම වැටලීම සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද ප්‍රශ්න ගත තත්ත්වයක් ඇති වන බවත් අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා කීය.
    වෙ‍ලේ සුදාගෙන් මාසිකව වැටුප් ගත් නිලධාරීන් අතර සිටින උප ‍පොලිස් පරීක්ෂකවරයෙකු විශේෂ කාර්ය බළකායේද සිටින බව ‍පොලිස් ආරංචි මාර්ග අනාවරණය කළේය. වෙ‍ලේ සුදාගෙන් මාසිකව වැටුප් ගත් බව සඳහන් සෙසු ‍පොලිස් නිලධාරීන් දෙදෙනා මේ වන විට ‍පොලිස් සේවයේ නැති බවත් වැඩ තහනමකට ලක්ව ඇති බවත් ‍පොලිස් තොරතුරු අනාවරණය කළේය.
    වෙ‍ලේ සුදාගේ මත්කුඩු මුදල්වලින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයා අදාළ විශ්‍රාමික ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයාට පිට රටක අධ්‍යාපනය ලබන්නට ආධාර ලබදී ඇති බවට තොරතුරු තිබේ.
    එම මන්ත්‍රීවරයා මත්කුඩු ජාවාරමේ නිරතව සිටින බව පසුගිය රජයේ ප්‍රබලයන් දැන සිටියත් ඔහුට එරෙහිව කිසිදු ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයක් ගැනීමට ‍පොලීසියට අවස්ථාව ලබාදී නැත. පාතාලයේ ප්‍රබලයෙක්වූ ඕල්කට් නැමැත්තාව කුරුණෑගල ප්‍රදේශයේදී ‍පොලිස් විශේෂ කාර්ය බළකාය මෙයට වසර කිහිපයකට පෙර අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමෙන් පසු කළ ප්‍රශ්න කිරීම්වලදීද අදාළ මන්ත්‍රීවරයා හෙරොයින් ජාවරෙමේ නිරතව සිටින බව හෙළිකර තිබේ. සුදු ලූනු කන්ටේනර් තුළ සඟවා තමාගේ සහය ඇතුව ඔහු හෙරොයින් තොග වශයෙන් මෙරටට ගෙන ආ බව ඕල්කට් විසින් විශේෂ කාර්ය බළකා නිලධාරීන් හමුවේ පවසා ඇතැයි ‍පොලිස් තොරතුරු අනාවරණය කළේය. කුරුණෑගල සිට ඕල්කට්ව කොළඹ ගෙන එන අතරතුරදී ‍පොලිස් වෙඩි ප්‍රහාරයකින් ඔහු මරුමුවටද පත්විය.
    අදාළ දේශපාලනඥයා සමග වෙ‍ලේ සුදා කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන පෙළේ ගොඩනැගිල්ලකදී පසුගිය කාලයේ හමු වී ඇති බවත් ඒ එක් හමුවකදී විශ්‍රාමික ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයාගේ මාර්ගයෙන් ඔහුව ‍පොලීසියට භාර කිරීමටද දේශපාලනඥයා සූදානම් වී ඇති බවත් ‍පොලිස් තොරතුරු අනාවරණය කළේය. එකළ ‍පොලිස්පතිධුරය දරා ඇත්තේ එම විශ්‍රාමික ‍පොලිස්පතිවරයාය.
    වෙ‍ලේ සුදා පාකිස්තානයේ සිටියදී එරට සිට මෙරටට එවන ලද හෙරොයින් භාරගත් නියෝජිතයන් ලෙස මරදාන සහ කොට්ටාව යන ප්‍රදේශවල සිටි දෙදෙනෙක් කටයුතු කරන බවත් ඔවුන් යටතේ නියෝජිතයන් සිව්දෙනෙක් සිටින බවත් අනාවරණය වී ඇතැයි ‍පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.
    ප්‍රධාන එක් නියෝජිතයෙක් මේ වන විට රටින් පලා ගොස් මලයාසියාවේ සිටින බවට තොරතුරු ඇතැයිද අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.
    පාකිස්තානයේ සිට මෙරටට ට්‍රැක්ටර් කිහපයක් එවීමට වෙ‍ලේ සුදා සූදානමින් සිට ඇති බවත් එම ට්‍රැක්ටර් කිහිපයක රෝදවල අසුරා තිබි හෙරොයින් කිලෝ 185ක් පාකිස්තාන මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය අංශය මගින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබෙන බවත් අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය. එරට මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය අංශයට වෙ‍ලේ සුදා කොටුවන්නේ එම මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය සමග බවද අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා කීය.
    1993 වසරේ සිට වෙ‍ලේ සුදා මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ජාවාරමේ නිරතව සිටින බවත්2011 වසරේදී ඉන්දියාවට පළාගොස් කිඹුලා ඇළ ගුනා නැමැති මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ජාවාරම්කරු සමග එහි ගතකර ඇති බවත් අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා කීය. කිඹුලා ඇළ ගුනා එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ.ය සමග සම්බන්ධකම් පවත්වන ලද පුද්ගලයෙක් බවද ඔහු කීය.
    අනතුරුව 2012 වසරේදී ඉන්දියාවෙන් සිංගප්පූරුවටත් එතැනින් පාකිස්තානයටත් පලාගොස් පාකිස්තාන්, ඩුබායි, සිංගප්පූරුව, ඉන්දියාව කේන්ද්‍ර කරගෙන මත්කුඩු ජාවාරමේ නිරතව සිට ඇති බවද අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.
    මත්කුඩු ජාවාරමට අමතරව ත්‍රස්තවාදීන් සහ මිනිස් ජාවාරම්වලටද වෙ‍ලේ සුදා සම්බන්ධ බවත් එක්සත් අරාබි එමීර් රාජ්‍යයේ වීසා ව්‍යාජ ලෙස සකස් කරලීමේ ජාවාරමකද ඔහු නිරතව සිට ඇති බවත් අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.
    ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනතින් මේ වන විට වෙ‍ලේ සුදාව මාස 03ක් රඳවා ගෙන පරීක්ෂණ පැවැත්වීමට අවසර ලබාගෙන ඇති බවද අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් සඳහන් කළේය.

  17. Ananda-USA Says:

    Embala Sinhalayeni! NEVER FORGET the TRAITORS who BETRAYED our Resplendent Motherland to her ENEMIES!

    RESOLVE TODAY, NEVER AGAIN to Desert your PEOPLE and your Motherland!

    ……………………

    200 Years scince that DAY OF INFAMY on March 2, 1815, when our Motherland was BETRAYED to the British,
    I offer the following INDICTMENT of the TRAITORS of 2015:

    THE STAMPEDE OF THE SHIP-JUMPERS!

    Half-a-Jump, Half-a-Jump
    Half-a-Jump, Onward!
    Into the Valley of Treason
    Into the Jaws of Dishonor
    Jump the Ship-Jumpers!

    Bribes to the Left of them
    Jobs to the Right of Them
    Power in Front of Them
    Cudgels to the Rear of Them
    Jump the Ship-Jumpers!

    Half-a-Jump, Half-a-Jump
    Half-a-Jump, Onward!
    Into the Valley of Tears
    Driven by Nameless Fears
    Jump the Ship-Jumpers!

    Jostled from the Left of them
    Jostled from the Right of them
    Massed Asses to the Front of them
    Hoots of Rage to the Rear of them
    Jump the Ship-Jumpers!

    ……..TREASON MOST FOUL!……………….

    “Tamilnet” Reveals Ten Point Accord for Regime Change and Executive Presidency abolition reached in 2013 at Meeting in Singapore Involving Mangala Samaraweera

    Adaderana.lk
    January 23, 2015

    The “Tamilnet”website long regarded as the mouthpiece of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE)organization has in a news report revealed details of an alleged “understanding”involving among others the current Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera and Tamil National Alliance(TNA)national list parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran that was arrived at in Singapore in the year 2013.

    Mangala Samaraweera M.P.

    The “Tamilnet” website claims that the understanding reached in 2013 formulated a conceptual framework on abolishing the executive presidency based on ten basic principles described as the “Singapore principles”. The news report further states that current Presidential adviser Dr.Jayampathy Wickramaratne, Colombo University Law professor VT Thamilmaran and unnamed representatives of the Global Tamil Forum(GTF)along with a lawyer from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress also participated in the conclave.

    The conference was organized by South Africa and funded by two European countries alleges the “Tamilnet”.

    Quoting an unnamed participant in the meeting the “Tamilnet”says “Mangala Samaraweera came as a ‘beggar’ urging Tamil support for regime change and abolition of the executive presidency. It was 2013,”
    M.A.Sumanthiran M.P

    M.A.Sumanthiran M.P

    The Tamilnet report also outlines the ten « Singapore principles » described as “hitherto unrevealed Singapore Principles of 2013”

    The “Tamilnet” report of 22nd January 2015 is reproduced here in full –

    Singapore Principles of 2013: Tamil polity taken for ride from Oslo to Singapore

    [TamilNet, Thursday, 22 January 2015, 07:19 GMT]

    Right from the Indo-Lanka agreement of 1987 to Oslo Declaration of 2002 and to hitherto unrevealed Singapore Principles of 2013 that brought the Sampanthan polity into a conceptual framework for the recent regime change in Colombo, the external forces seeking to influence the affairs of the island have taken the Eezham Tamils for a ride to confine the Tamil polity into the unitary State of genocidal Sri Lanka without securing any concrete and descriptive guarantee from the Sinhala polity. By its latest move, the ITAK has pushed the Tamils back into the past, Tamil political observers in Jaffna said citing the so-called Singapore Principles from 2013. TamilNet brings out the text of the so-called Singapore Principles for the edification of global Tamils.

    All the clauses of the so-called Singapore principles are non-descriptive with regards to a principled approach in resolving the national question.

    Mr M.A. Sumanthiran, the non-elected national list ITAK parliamentarian and Mr V.T. Thamilmaran, the dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Colombo were the Tamil representatives from the island while representatives of the so-called Global Tamil Forum (GTF) were representing the Diaspora Tamils at a meeting in Singapore in 2013 when Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne came with his proposal points to agree upon a conceptual framework aimed at regime change, the removal of Executive Presidency and other arrangements targeting good governance. Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne was an adviser to Sri Lanka’s past two Presidents.

    “Mangala Samaraweera came as a ‘beggar’ urging Tamil support for regime change and abolition of the executive presidency. It was 2013,” said one of the participants, reflecting on the Singapore meeting.

    When Tamil aspirations came for discussion, M.A. Sumanthiran wanted to avoid the mentioning of terms such as Nation and Right to Self Determination in the document.

    Only the voice of a human rights defender, a Sinhalese, representing the civil society, was in favour of a formula based on the recognition of nationhood to Tamil people with their traditional homeland in the North-East.

    V.T. Thamilmaran, who was once respected for his principles on Tamil sovereignty, was silent and was talking only about good governance.

    Tamil aspirations went missing in the proposal. Instead, the document was drafted with the intention of being non-descript. But, a consensus was achieved on winning Tamil voters through the TNA for the regime change.

    A lawyer from Sri Lanka Muslim Congress was also represented at the meeting apart from several other representatives.

    The meeting was organised by South Africa and was funded by two European countries.

    The directors of South African ‘In Transformation Initiative’ Roelf Meyer, Ivor Jenkins and Mohammed Bhabha organised the meeting.

    Ironically, the ‘approach’ of the South African outfit, according to its website is “premised on the philosophy that any solution to differences or even conflict must be designed, must evolve, and must be developed and settled domestically; solutions cannot be prescribed from external actors.”

    The ‘Singapore principles’ was giving secondary status to religions other than the Buddhism.

    The 10-points agreed between the Sampanthan polity and the regime changers including the new SL Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, at Singapore in 2013 follow:

    Singapore Principles

    1. In describing the nature of the State what is important is the substance; the labels are secondary.

    2. The Constitution shall be based on basic constitutional principles and values including sovereignty of the people, participatory democracy and supremacy of the Constitution which shall form an unalterable basic structure.

    3. Power sharing shall be on the basis of self-rule and shared-rule within an undivided Sri Lanka.

    4. The Executive Presidency shall be abolished and the form of government shall be Parliamentary.

    5. The pluralist character of Sri Lankan society as well as identities and aspirations of the constituent peoples of Sri Lanka shall be constitutionally recognised.

    6. There shall be a strong and enforceable Bill of Rights consistent with universally accepted norms and standards.

    7. There shall be a separation of powers and an independence of judiciary which includes a Constitutional Court.

    8. Important institutions shall be independent and accountable. Appointments to these and High Posts shall be through a transparent mechanism that provides for a national consensus, example Constitutional Council.

    9. Institutions of the State shall reflect the pluralist character of Sri Lankan society.

    10. The Republic of Sri Lanka shall be a secular state. The Foremost place to Buddhism and equal status to other religions shall be assured.

    * * *

    The controversial paragraph of the so-called Oslo Declaration of December 2002 follows:
    Responding to a proposal by the leadership of the LTTE, the parties agreed to explore a solution founded on the principle of internal self-determination in areas of historical habitation of the Tamil-speaking peoples, based on a federal structure within a united Sri Lanka. The parties acknowledged that the solution has to be acceptable to all communities. [Related story with full text]

    * * *

    On 11 November 2011, Mr Erik Solheim was claiming that it was the UNP politician Mr Milinda Moragoda and himself, who were behind the drafting of what he termed as ‘Oslo Declaration’ in December 2002, which was signed by Mr Ranil Wickramasinge on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and by Mr Anton Balasingham on behalf of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

    “It was Milinda and myself who wrote that document at the […] restaurant here in Oslo and Balasingham accepted it and he took it to Prabhakaran and Prabhakaran refused. It was not public at that time, but it was clear he was furious because he was reluctant to federalism,” Solheim said during the evaluation of the Norwegian Peace Process [Video evidence].

    Mr Balasingam has recorded his version of the narrative on the subject in his book, “War and Peace: Armed Struggle and Peace Efforts of Liberation Tigers”: “[I]t must be stated that there was not any specific proclamation titled ‘Oslo Declaration’. The decision to explore federalism was included in the record of decisions at the Oslo talks and signed by the chief negotiators of both delegations and the head of the Norwegian facilitating team.” (page 403)

    He further explains LTTE leader’s position that Tamils were prepared to consider favourably a political framework that offers substantial regional autonomy and self-government from the part of the Sinhala side.

    But, failing the delivery of regional self-rule, the position of the LTTE leadership was that the Tamils have no alternative other than evoking the external right to self-determination. In an implied sense, Balasingham explains the objection by the LTTE leader to the exact phrasing of the paragraph in the so-called Oslo Declaration.

    It was after the LTTE submitting the ISGA framework, which stressed the external dimension of the right to self-determination in its preamble and after the publishing of the War and Peace book questioning the ‘Olso Declaration,’ Mr Balasingham was brought back into the negotiations as chief negotiator by the LTTE leadership in 2006 during the Norway facilitated talks between Mahinda Rajapaksa’s GoSL and the LTTE.

    While there was a leadership committed to principled political foundations, the Tamil polity had internal mechanisms to address the external manoeuvrings that sought the Tamils to abandon their principles.

    But, now, the Tamil polity claiming to represent the Eezham Tamils in the homeland has no such fundamental principles or mechanisms.

    The Tamil polity could be course-corrected and brought back to track only through the edification of the masses.

    Courtesy:Tamilnet

  18. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ranil Wickremasinghe IS GOING FULL SPEED AHEAD to deliver our Motherland bound hand and foot to the Eelamists by Implementing 13A in FULL before the General Election later this year!

    This is what those TREACHEROUS EELAMISTS “Facebook” Lorenzo and his servile LAPDOG Nanda were STRIVING to ACHIEVE ALL ALONG!

    Is it for THIS that Tens of Thousands of Patriotic Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Policemen sacrificed their lives as the FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION to their Motherland?

    Aiyoooo Sirisenaaaa …. What are YOU DOING in CAHOOTS with UNREPENTANT TRAITORS ENABLING the DESTRUCTION of our Motherland!

    Your name will go down in BLACK LETTERS in Sri Lanka’s history as its GREATEST TRAITOR!
    ……………………
    Lanka reaches consensus to implement 13A: Wickremesinghe

    Zeenews.India.com
    January 24, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday said political parties have agreed to implement the thirteenth amendment as a solution to end the country’s over three-decade-old ethnic conflict involving the Tamil minority.

    “All parties have agreed to solve the ethnic problem within the framework of the thirteenth amendment. We are continuing our talks,” Wickremesinghe said while addressing a gathering at Deniyaya in the south.

    He further said that all provincial councils will have equal powers now that the Tamil National Alliance has said that they are for a solution within an undivided Sri Lanka.

    Provincial Councils became part of the Sri Lankan statute as a direct result of the landmark 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka accord, popularly known as the Rajiv-Jayewardene Accord, after its architects ? Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Lankan President J R Jayewardene.

    He also blamed the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for failing to resolve the thorny issues concerning the Tamil minority despite having ended the two-and-a-half decade-old civil war with the LTTE in 2009.

    On the UN’s human rights investigation on Sri Lanka, Wickremesinghe said it was the result of Rajapaksa’s mishandling of the issue.

    “They (the Rajapaksa government) agreed with the UN Secretary General to have an investigation after the war ended. Later confirmed it at the UN Human Rights Council. But the investigation did not happen, so came the appointment of an investigation panel,” Wickremesinghe said, referring to the March 2014 UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka.

    Rajapaksa government had resisted to cooperate with the investigation meant to probe the human rights abuses by both the LTTE and the government during the final days of the battle in May 2009.

    Wickremesinghe said the new government’s policy on the investigation is that all criminal charges will be probed through a local mechanism.

    “Only Sri Lankan courts will have jurisdiction for criminal investigations,” Wickremesinghe said.

    The new Maithripala Sirisena government which succeeded Rajapaksa rule was urged by a section of the international community to cooperate with the UNHRC investigation and resolve the issues concerning the country’s minorities.

  19. aloy Says:

    If Ranil tries to do this (ie. giving land and police powers) JHU should bring in a no confidence motion against him and that will be his end as PM.

  20. Ananda-USA Says:

    dingiri bandara said “13A will not bring peace. It will only give control to the separatists controlled by India”!

    HERE is MORE Indian INVASION into Sri Lanka to CEMENT & EXERT THAT CONTROL you FEAR!

    While WE DON’T WANT EXCESSIVE Indian Involvement, with tens of Thousands of Indians SETTLING in Sri Lanka, ASK WHY this MOVE FOCUSES on JAFFNA alone??

    BECAUSE, the THIN END OF THE WIDENING EDGE is USUALLY INSERTED into the EXISTING CRACK which is Tamil Eelamist dominated Jaffna … THAT IS WHY!

    There will be NO CONTROL, NO LIMITATION of these moves by the GOSL now!

    Aiyoooo Sirisenaaaa …. What are you DOING to our Motherland DELIVERING HER BOUND HAND & FOOT to her ENEMIES?

    ……………………..
    India to promote investment, joint ventures in Jaffna
    Sixth Edition of Jaffna International Trade Fair launched

    by Zacki Jabbar in Jaffna
    January 24, 2015, 6:45 pm

    With  around 50 percent of the  companies participating in the ongoing Jaffna International Trade Fair(JITF), being Indian affiliated, India says that  more of its industrialists and entrepreneurs  would participate  at next  years edition of the exhibition.

    Addressing the opening ceremony of the sixth edition of JITF at the Jaffna Library auditorium, India’s Consul General in Jaffna,  A.  Natarajan, Friday said that  he would  encourage more   businessman from his country to  individually or in partnership with their Sri Lankan counterparts, invest in the Northern Peninsula.

    The three day exhibition is being held at the Municipal Ground, which is in close proximity to the Jaffna Library.

    Natarajan said that they were also working towards strengthening the Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement which would be mutually beneficial for both countries.

     Commending the organizers of JITF, the Presidential award winning Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS), for hosting the event for the sixth consecutive year, he observed that it had become  a one stop shop for  servicing industries in sectors ranging from construction, hospitality, food and beverage, packing , automobile industry, ICT, financial services, apparel, agricultural ,consumer goods and many others.

     Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council  C. V. K. Sivagnanam said that he welcomed more manufacturing and  trading partnerships between the North and South of the country and even with India in the conducive environment that had been created by the installation of a new government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

     President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam, K. Vignesh urged the  northern industries and its people to make maximum use of the  vast opportunities that JITF had presented them with. 

    Managing Director of LECS, Arjun Dharmadasa said that JITF had made great strides since it was first launched six years ago. “We, are happy that this exhibition has contributed to the development of Jaffna and are working towards taking it to a higher level.”

    Founder Chairman of JITF, Kosala Wickremenayake, recalled that when they launched the exhibition, the infrastructure in the region including the main road leading to Jaffna was in a poor state. But it had since improved and one of the reasons for that was the demand caused by the large number of people and material that had to be transported the region.

    India, he noted, had at that time contributed Rs.100 million for initial infrastructural development.

    Chief Executive Officer of LECS Asim Mukthar said they were happy that many of the pioneer exhibitors at JITF continued to come back year after year, which indicated that they had received a good response.

    The Kalvi or Education Pavilion at the JITF had contributed to many campuses and educational institutes being established in Jaffna, he added.

    The exhibition had been organized with the prime objective of helping various industries to make inroads into the peninsula, Mukthar observed. “The doors are wide open for entrepreneurs and established businesses to operate in an environment which is conducive for long and short term investments.”

     With a clear mandate and a road map for development, there were many opportunities for a wide range of industries to thrive in the northernmost tip of the country , General Manager of LECS Husine Rauff noted, adding that the over 200 exhibitors offering their wares and services at JITF included around 100 Indian affiliated  businesses representing various sectors.

     The event is  being supported by the  Consulate General of India in Jaffna, Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka, Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, and the Jaffna Municipal Council. It has been endorsed by the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board.

  21. SA Kumar Says:

    Aiyoooo Aiyo Sirisenaaaa .
    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday said political parties have agreed to implement the thirteenth amendment – He means SLFP (MS) & UNP (him).
    Will Modi visit Saiva TE(NP) in March 20015 – I bet He will , first PR to visit to North in our history.

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