Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse
Posted on January 27th, 2015

From: Charles.S.Perera

Your Excellency,

 

We convey our deepest sadness at our failure to have mustered enough votes to retain you as the President of Sri Lanka for another fruitful period of development.  We miss you very much Your Excellency, we know that today we  breath as a free people without fear or constrain because of the  determination you had to eliminate terrorism despite  great risk to yourself.

 We are  therefore ever grateful to you for having unified Sri Lanka, part of which had been given to be kept under terrorist control under a CFA signed with the terrorists  by a former Prime Minister  Ranil Wickramasinghe, and for providing security with the a heroic  Armed Forces  strategically stationed from North to South and East to West of  Sri Lanka for us  to live without fear of another  resurgence of terrorism.

Your unexpected  defeat at the Presidential election, Your Excellency,  is a great loss to Mother Lanka which was making remarkable progress in development, and  stabilising the place it had carved under your leadership with the developing Nations of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Middle East and close friendship it had built with China, Russia, Iran,  Vietnam.  But now we begin to doubt the  sincerity of the relation India had with Sri Lanka under your leadership.  India perhaps on the advice of USA  wants to distance from us due to our very close friendship with China.

Your Excellency now it is quite evident that there was an unseen hand behind  the move to get the Tamils of the North, the Muslims of the East, and the Catholics to vote en mass to the common candidate of the opposition against you to assure your defeat at the election.

Nevertheless, various reasons are being adduced  by your antagonists with a view to create displeasure amoung the people against you, thus assuring their victory at the General elections.  They besides levelling accusations of corruption,  put your defeat at the elections to your  failure to have paid more attention to bring down the cost of living and neglected the poor. Your Excellency, in Sri Lanka there had never been a death by starvation during the 30 years of terrorism or ten years after that.

But this argument Your Excellency does not hold water, it is the result of an unintelligent perception of the situation.  Sri Lanka under your leadership was a fast developing country.  The standard of living  of the people was  improving. The poor were able to have electricity, pipe water, education facilities to their children.  They could improve their houses  cementing the floors  instead of  applying  mud and cow dung. 

Development always brings with it financial constraints as some facilities have to be sacrificed  to enjoy others. Water, electricity, transport etc. have to be paid for  which reduce the monthly family budget, forcing  reduction in food bills, and other every day needs. 

Of course the critics  refuse to understand that Sri Lanka was a poor country suffering under 30 years of terrorism, but being taken fast forward by a visionary leader ambitious to take Sri Lanka  further on the path of  development.  Given one more term Your Excellency, we are sure  you would have been able to  considerably reduce poverty and given the people more facilities to  improve further their standard of living, while reduing the cost of living.

Alas that was not to be, today the people of Sri Lanka are orphaned, except of course the Tamil people of the North.  Sampanthan, Sumanthiran, the TamilNadu and the Tamil Diaspora are gleeful.  They are getting everything they want beginning  with  the full  implementation of the 13th Amendment  as announced by the 100 day Prime Minister  Ranil Wickramasinghe,  while in the south there is still no Yahapalanay  but a  Vibhishanaya.

When you were there Your Excellency, every day we, the people get up to hear good news of  a new building or a School being opened ,  beginning the construction of high ways, opening a bridge  or a Mahindodaya building, or some such news of embellishment of Mother Lanka taking  her gradually to a future of hope and prosperity.

But today with the new Maitri Palanaya we open the news paper to see  some one of the previous government-that is your Government Your Excellency,  accused for some thing or another and  JVP marching up to the Bribery Commission  making allegations against  you Your Excellency, your children and now even  Ms. Rajapakse. 

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake , with a questionable back ground summoned to attend Courts for an alleged money laundering just on the day he is to present a Mini-budget to the Parliament, and  other questionable financial transactions, accused Gotabhaya Rajapakse for having kept  8 billion Rupee account in the BOC.  It was immediately proved wrong. But nevertheless he accuses him of irregularities.

Then there was another  accusation  against him for  running a floating armoury.  Then they raided Rakna Lanka Armoury at BMICH to pin it as well on your brother Gotabhaya Rajapakse .  The Maitri Palanaya is making  desperate attempts to find some fraud or criminal activity to  accuse Gotabhaya Rajapakse.  But to their chagrin they have found none.  Gotabhay Rajapakse Your Excellency is an excellent military officer, a man who selected Sarath Fonceka as the Army Commander when he organised the Armed Forces to begin their war against terrorism.  He would not have stooped to theft and misappropriation or engage in any activity that would  bring disrepute to himself and the Armed Forces. This some of these persons with tainted  hands would not understand.

The Maitri Palanaya has not given up, they  are still going on with an imagined  allegation that you were planning a military take over  of the government  to deny Maitripala Sirisena his presidency in a plan for you to stay in power.   They are involving every one including the Chief Justice, and G.L.Peiris as plotters of a military coup.   Unfortunately they have no proof, but that does not deter them.   All they want is News paper headlines and a media circus to bring disrepute to you, without allowing  you  media time to defend yourself or others around you.  Where is democracy ? Where is Yahapalanaya ?

They are doing that as it is the only way they can think of to make you unpopular amoung the people  and get them to vote against you,  and for  Ranil Wickramasinghe and the crowd at the coming general election. 

But none of these allegations have been proved, the UNP is only capable of this type of  mudslinging and character assassination.  In a resent interview the Sunday Leader (27.1.2015) had with M. Ganesh R.Dharmawardhane,  the Director General of the  Commission to Investigate  Bribery or Corruption, he was asked Why our country witness so much of corruption and bribery ? Mr. Dharmawardhane  had said ” I cannot provide an answer to that issue. According to international reports  in this field  Sri Lanka is better than others” 

In reality this temporary government of 100 day Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has done nothing for the benefit of the people and the country since its inception  on the 9th January, other than raking garbage in search of material to accuse some one or other of the previous government.

Your Excellency, we have nothing against the President Maitripala Sirisena, even though we do not appreciate how he worked his way to become the President of Sri Lanka.  Nevertheless, he was elected by a majority of the people and we salute that decision. 

However ,  the people of Sri Lanka the patriots  who sacrificed their children to save the country from being mutilated by a ruthless group of Tamil terrorists, are saddened that it was the vote of the Tamils  that tipped the scale in favour of   the President Maitripala Sirisena. It was the pre-arranged contribution of the Tamil National Alliance  for  the victory of the common candidate of the opposition. 

The  anti Rajapakse  Western hand that had been at work  is clearly seen now that a “regime  change” has taken place.  UE that imposed sanctions on grant of quotas for the apparel industry  is  now removing those  sanctions in favour of the changed pro western regime.

To-day the Tamil National Alliance which is the off shoot of Prabhakaran’s  terrorism  plays the tune  to which the temporary  Government of 100 day Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has begun to dance.  Though the President Maitripala Sirisena was sworn as the President  his voice has been muted by his Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and his Cabinet of Ministers-Mangala Samaraweera, Rajitha Senaratne.

Though much publicity is being given to Yahapalanaya and Maitri Palanaya, this  temporary100 day government has a super government  a Politburo called the NEC above it with a  “Gestapo” style investigating branch led by Anura Kumara Dissanayake of the JVP.

The Gestapo of Hitler’s Germany most often acted on information from “denouncers” to round up Jews and investigate their activities. Once the Gestapos get you they will go all out to condemn  you to Concentration camps , no amount of  evidence in your favour will be taken into consideration.  Anural Kumara Dissanayake’s JVP is not different-but he is a Gestapo who  alsoacts   like a bull in a China Shop. 

No wonder Anura Kumara Dissanayake of JVP is like that because cruelty is in his blood since  his JVP beginning they killed people in cold blood. They cut off heads  of  innocent people and stuck them on poles and planted them in front of the homes of the victims.  They  killed  any one without questioning .  Only crime  their victims had  committed more often was to have belonged either to the UNP or the SLFP.

Can we now expect any thing better from this uncouth individuals. JVP is now  going after the family members of the President  Mahinda Rajapakse.  Has JVP under the cover of Yahapalanaya  started their bloody revolution ?   It is strange that it is people with an unclean past that seek to accuse others

Some thought better of Champika Ranawaka but he  seems to be of the same mould as JVP Gestapo. Atureliye Ratana has gone a step forward.  He now says Your Excellency, that the credit for the elimination of terrorism does  not go to you alone , but to him as well.

Your Excellency  we will always remember you as  a dedicated patriot strong and determined not only to fearlessly hold yourself  against  your  local opponents,  but also against the  powerful Foreign forces  to protect your  country and your people.

But to-day  every thing you did to Mother Lanka to save her from the terrorists and lift her onto a higher pedestal of respect and global importance, with a strong armed force, to protect the country is being reversed. 

The UNP Ministers of the 100 day Government  even take credit   to vast development that has taken place in Sri Lanka.  Harsha de Sila a Deputy Minister says that the infrastructure projects were identified for implementation by Ranil Wickramasinghe.  But identifying  and taking the bold step to construct are two different   things.  Therefore the credit goes to the one who takes the bold step to construct and not to the one who identifies.

Your Excellency, your brother Gotabhaya Rajapakse  will be remembered for generations to come, for after the  heroic defeat of the terrorists freeing the country  and its people, he  used the heroic  soldiers of  our Armed Forces to make of them  the builders of the Nation. They were in the process of  changing the  landscape of Sri Lanka completely different from what it had been  before, to give it a scenic beauty in the midst of  economically prosperous cities in which the people are  united as a Nation. 

To make safe the country for generations to come even the young generation was in the process of being  trained in leadership  providing them with the ability to take up the role of protectors of the country in case of  dangers that would come to her from within and outside. In the process professions that were considered low were  re- evaluated and Armed Forces  were trained to take up the profession of builders and cleaners giving labour a respect hitherto unfound.  .

Even this great concepts are now in the process of change under Maitri Palanaya.  There is still a fundamental question which has not been broached in the calamitous situation we are faced with today.  The question is whether the Government which has been set up temporarily to fill the gap between the election of a new President  and the Parliamentary elections has the legal authority to make dramatic changes in  the administration of the country ? 

For instance Ranil  Wickramasinghe who has been named the Prime Minister by the President is not a Prime Minister of the people. Therefore he has no authority to announce that all parties have agreed to implement the 13th Amendement.  It is a very controversial issue and therefore the people have to be consulted  to have their consent.  It is true that you  Your Excellency had  announced once that you will implement  the 13th Amendment plus.   But you had left it at that without taking a decision surely as it  needs reflection, as it is not an Amendment prepared by Sri Lankans, but one written and presented by India to be introduced into our Constitution  in exchange for disarming the terrorists.

Hence it is not some thing that should be implemented in a hurry by a temporary government set up in exigence. This government also proposes to reduce its economic relations with China.

The Maithri Planaya or Yahapalanaya which is highly publicised is a  Dictatorsip, where they accuse persons without allowing them to defend themselves.  This Maitri Palanaya Government controls the media and no body is able to make any view contrary to that of the Government.  They take every possible occasion to accuse and ridicule every one connected with the Previous government. 

They accuse Gotabhaya Rajapakse for various  imagined activities. They want  the Chief Justice to step down.  They demand  the resignation of  the Chairperson of the UGC Kshanika Hirimburegama.  They complain against the Top Management of Titro Gaz . They have complained  against Wimal Weerawansa and Mrs.Weerawansa.  They have even raided the house of  Jackson Anthony as they say that he was connected to RajapakseThey have complaints against Yourself Your Excellency and your children.  Where is this going to end ?  

The people are given only the Maithjri Palanaya  version of news and there is absolutely no way of hearing the other side .  Their  news are mostly based on  vendetta,  on jealousy, hatred , anger and revenge.

The policy of this 100 day Yahapalanaya is to stop  all media access to the former President , his family and any one connected to them.  They should not be seen in the television, not heard in the radio, or should not be allowed to be read in the press.  If this is not a Dictatorship what is ?

Your Excellency people have enough of the Maitri Palanaya, please come back Mother Lanka needs you.

May the blessings of the triple Gem be with you and your family,

Thank you, Your Excellency,

 

Charles.S.Perera

80 Responses to “Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Charles,

    Thank you! You have MY GRATITUDE for writing this article, to demonstrate to President Mahinda Rajapaksa that MILLIONS of PATRIOTS support him, and will NEVER FORGET his SACRIFICES and ACHIEVEMENTS on our behalf, and will not WAVER from his side.

    Yes, INDEED, take a few days off, and then GIRD UP YOUR LOINS to LEAD US LIKE THE SINHALA LION YOU ARE in the coming STRUGGLE to recover the leadership of our country, and to CONTINUE its EXORABLE MARCH towards a BRIGHTER, SAFER WORLD for ALL of OUR PEOPLE!

  2. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Charles, I suggest you also mail this letter to President Srisena. I do not know where he lives. Hopefully he will respond satisfying me and Aanada-USA and thousands living abroad.

  3. Ratanapala Says:

    We want Your Excellency back without your family – Catholic wife and baptised children. After all people don’t vote for family members. They have been the bane of many more would have been people’s heroes – think of Marcos, Suharto, Gadaffi, Mubarak and the list goes on. Family was your undoing and major distraction for good governance. You will see what a difference it will make if you decide to comeback to politics – yet again to serve this ungrateful nation.

    Your four visits to the den of thieves and the sanctuary of pedophiles – also called the Vatican was a big mistake. In the end they wall voted en-block to oust you. Look at the map and you will see how the “ungrateful” voted!

    Country needs you and Gotabhaya back soon to finish off what you started in the development of the country.

  4. Dilrook Says:

    There is absolutely no way to bring back Mahinda and Gotabhaya, unfortunately. The 18A removed term limits for president and Chandrika is now eligible. She will not allow any Rajapaksa to contest from any SLFP led alliance. It was the fault of Mahinda who changed the SLFP constitution to make any president with memberships of SLFP should become the president of the party and the 18A. So they have only themselves to blame. Namal is incapable of making inroads to power unlike his father.

    However, I agree Gotabhaya would make a fine leader. Once again, he has come to the end of the road. The three massive hurdles are Ranil, Sirisena and Chandrika standing in their way.

  5. Dr.K Says:

    Your Excellency, Mahinda Rajapaksa

    You are not defeated or thrown away out of Sri Lanka, the country that belongs to Sinhala Bodhdhists.

    See the map of votes at the last Presidential Election. You have been accepted by all the Sinhala Budhdhist People especially the people live in villages who love peace and harmoney than anything else.

    We expect you to come back and lead the country but you need to follow what the grateful people say and not the way how your ungrateful advisors and suporteders say. Wish you a long life.

  6. stanley perera Says:

    My dear Charlws,
    MR became an authoritarian leader in the second term thereby even his cabinet became frustrated. This is the main reason for his down fall. The other reason was the corruption of the cabinet ministers, prime ministers and the ministers son’s dealing with the drugs and the PC members mafia tactics for which the president turned the blind eye.

  7. Nanda Says:

    Dear His Excellency Charles,
    To hell with the democracy, why not use your ( or your mother’s) power as the commonwealth head to re-install the man who won your heart.

  8. Nanda Says:

    දීප ව්‍යාප්ත 13 භංග කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපරයක් ගෙනඒමට දැනුයි කාලය​. මා හින්දා නැති නිසා මිනිසුන්ට වෙඩි නොකා, ලොකු විරෝධතාවයක් පලකිරීමට අවස්ථාව ලැබී ඇත​. බොදු සිංහලුන් මෝඩයින්සේව් රටහින් ද මා හින්දායාගේ නැට්ටේ එල්ලීම නවතා මේ උද්ඝෝෂණයට එකතුවන මෙන් අපි ඉල්ලා සිටිමු.

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Your excellency MR,

    We thank you for the role in winning the war and other good things. But your second term was useless. Only Tamils benefitted and they didn’t allow Sinhalese and Muslims to share the massive improvement in the north.

    You shot Sinhala protestors but NEVER harmed Tamil protestors after 2010.
    You gave pipe water to Jaffna but when Weliweriya people begged for it you shot them.
    You gave gold stolen by LTTE from Sinhala and Muslim people to Tamil people only.
    Your LLRC was ALL about Tamils. How about others?
    You forgot who stood by you from 2005 to 2010. Why?
    Casinos only in Sinhala areas and NOTHING in Tamil majority areas.
    You didn’t remove 13 amendment.

    IF you ever get another chance to be the leader of SL, PLEASE fix these problems.

  10. Ananda-USA Says:

    Look at the DUPLICITY of this EELAMIST, “Facebook” Lorenzo,

    “You didn’t remove the 13th Amendment” he cries INCONSOLABLY, so he campaigns to ELECT & SUPPORT Aiyooo Sirisenaaa, who PROMISED to implement the 13th Amendment in FULL, devolving Land and Police Powers to SEPARATISTS!

    Now you CLEARLY see the DEVIOUSNESS & HYPOCRISY in this EELAMIST REPROBATE don’t you? HE SAYS ONE THING and DOES THE EXACT OPPOSITE!

    He wails “I am a PATRIOT, I want the 13A REPEALED!” to CONFUSE & MISLEAD PATRIOTS, and then he SLIPS HISS KNIFE BETWEEN THE RIBS OF PATRIOTS!

    This is the KIND of MISINFORMATION, MISDIRECTION and OUTRIGHT LIES that Confused the Public to Engineer the REGIME CHANGE! It is TIME the “Kavum Kana Moda Sinhalaya” WISED UP!

  11. Ananda-USA Says:

    Therefore, if “Tamil Nationalism” does not accept FULL IMPLEMENTATION of the 13th Amendment as a Lasting Solution, what would satisfy “Tamil Nationalism”?

    The ANSWER TODAY is the SAME AS THE ANSWER I GAVE 30 years ago in my article “Devolution .. A Recipe for National Suicide”: What the EElamists want is FULL SOVEREIGNTY as a separate country followed by UNION with Tamil Nadu of India!

    In other words, the REALIZATION of the Greater Tamil Nadu Dream of Karunanidhi as shown in the MAPS he has already published!

    Therefore, whisper to me softly Effendi Aiyoooo Sirisenaaa if my lips do not UTTER THE TRUTH when I SAY you are ENABLING Karunanidhi’s Greater Tamil Nadu Dream with your promise to FULLY IMPLEMENT 13A INSTEAD of FULLY REPEALING IT?

    Aiyoooo Sirisenaaaa …. What are you DOING to our Motherland???

    ………………
    Tamil Nationalism has Never Accepted that a Lasting Solution Could be Arrived at Through Full Devolution Within a Unitary State.

    BY DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA

    DBSJeyaray.com
    January 27, 2015

    PRE-INDEPENDENCE DAY THOUGHTS 2015: THE FUTURE STATE OF THE NATION

    In the run-up to Independence Day 2015, we must thank God for Mr. Sumanthiran. He is indubitably a moderate and an intellectual. Let us give thanks also for the Sunday Observer, which is a state-run newspaper not given to running stories or distorting them in a manner inimical or embarrassing to the government of the day. Therefore, when Mr. Sumanthiran says something to the Sunday Observer, I take it seriously because I know I am on safe ground. Mr. Sumanthiran tells the newspaper that the TNA doesn’t expect much movement on addressing the Tamil political question during the Hundred Day program. That is realistic –and anyway, who’d want to affect the UNP’s chances at the General election by pressing home Tamil political demands? He also says that the full implementation of the 13th amendment would be a good first step. Then comes the bottom-line: “The PM said that devolution will now be given under the 13th Amendment which the previous government was blocking. But we have clearly said that the full implementation of the 13th Amendment is no lasting solution.” (‘Current political trend signals harmony among communities’ – M.A.Sumanthiran MP, by P.Krishnaswamy, Sunday Observer, January 25th 2015)
    MA Sumanthiran MP

    MA Sumanthiran MP

    There’s always that ‘but’ isn’t there? There’s always that ‘but’ even for a moderate Tamil nationalist intellectual. The truth as disclosed or rather, reiterated by the cosmopolitan, Colombo based Mr. Sumanthiran is that the proposed removal of the roadblocks to the full implementation of the 13th amendment just isn’t enough. This is because “full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution”.

    Some readers may think I am making something of a mountain out of a molehill, but interestingly and appropriately the caption of the interview when reproduced on the website of veteran (expatriate) journalist DBS Jeyaraj reflected what was most newsworthy about the story: “Full Implementation of the 13th Amendment is No Lasting Solution- MA Sumanthiran, MP”.

    Now this also goes some way in explaining why the 13th amendment was never fully implemented. That’s because successive Southern leaders understood that if it was fully implemented, matters would not stop there. That would not put a cap on it. The full implementation of the 13th amendment would be but a stepping stone for more. Why? Because “we have clearly said that the full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution” and therefore “we” would strive to push beyond it. Worse still, that “we” would not try our very best to make the 13th amendment work because if it did, “we” would not be able to prove “our” dogmatic, politically fundamentalist point that “the full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution”.

    This shows that even on the morning after a democratic renovation, the most moderate of Tamil nationalists isn’t willing to settle for what the most moderate Sinhalese political leader is willing to implement. The deficit or gap still exists as far as the desirable goal; the final status agreement goes. Why so? What is at the root of this?

    To answer this we have to ask ourselves what Sri Lanka would be if the 13th amendment were fully implemented under the existing system. To my mind it would be a unitary system with full devolution or, to put it slightly differently, it would amount to the maximum devolution possible within a unitary system at full stretch. Why then does the moderate Mr. Sumanthiran reiterate the consistent stand of democratic Tamil nationalism, namely that even “the full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution?”

    This is simply because Tamil nationalism has never accepted that a lasting solution could be arrived at through full devolution within a unitary state. It has always held that a lasting solution is not possible within a state that remains basically unitary. Even moderate Tamil nationalism holds the view that a lasting solution lies somewhere beyond the unitary state; even one endowed with the most generous devolution.

    Mr. Sumanthiran’s answer may be that Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to consider going beyond the 13th amendment. He did, but the distance he was willing to go even in theory was a quantitative, not a qualitative one; it was for a Second Chamber and another look at the concurrent list for the purpose of redistribution of powers between center and periphery. It would not have entailed a referendum. In any event, going quantitatively and incrementally beyond the 13th amendment within a strong Presidential system and explicitly unitary framework is drastically different from going qualitatively beyond the 13th amendment within a system divested of a strong executive Presidency.

    Quite apart from the debate on desirability, there is one of feasibility. Any such “lasting solution”, indeed anything beyond the 13th amendment, would require an island-wide referendum. How does the TNA propose to win a referendum for a qualitative shift beyond the 13th amendment? Not even the help of its current political partners in the South would be able to secure such an outcome.

    So far, so bad– but it is about to get worse. There is a brand new element in the mix. While the old element remains, namely that the TNA envisages the full implementation of the 13th amendment only as a first step which it intends to push beyond in its striving for a lasting settlement, the new element that arises is the proposed downsizing and downshifting of the executive Presidency. So, while the Tamil nationalists hope to stretch the relationship between center and periphery by means of a settlement beyond the full implementation of 13A, the center itself is about to diminish.

    The TNA is not unaware of this. Indeed the TNA presented this as the main reason for its support for the common candidate of the Opposition. Now we have the hitherto un-contradicted Tamilnet report that the abolition of the executive Presidency and its replacement by a parliamentary system of government was agreed upon in 2013 at a meeting in Singapore, organized by a South African peace NGO and attended by, among others, Messrs. Mangala Samaraweera and MA Sumanthiran. The abolition of the executive Presidency was, according to the report, point 4 of the agreement. (‘Singapore Principles of 2013’, TamilNet, January 22, 2015).

    The story is prefaced in DBS Jeyaraj.com in the following manner:

    ‘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. 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.

    The Tamilnet report also outlines the ten ‘Singapore principles’ described as “hitherto unrevealed Singapore Principles of 2013” ’. (“Tamilnet Reveals Ten Point Accord for Regime Change and Executive Presidency abolition reached in 2013 at Meeting in Singapore Involving Mangala Samaraweera”, http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/37635)

    Mr. Sumanthiran is fully conscious of the relationship between the Executive Presidency and the issue of devolution. In his Sunday Observer interview he states as follows:

    “…the Governor is a chief executive officer possessing executive powers. This means that there is no power devolution. The governor is appointed by the President and holds powers during his tenure. The President in the centre nominates him and gives powers and says I have devolved powers. That is no devolution. Practically it is the President who is exercising power through the governor. We want that radically changed so that power is actually given to a body or people who have been elected by the people. So that is the arrangement that we will seek to go beyond the 13 th Amendment and make it meaningful.” (Ibid.)

    This brings us to the question–what is the TNA’s real problem with the 13th amendment? Is it the less than full implementation? No, because if that were the case, it would not take the view that full implementation is not a lasting solution. Is it perhaps that the concurrent list is too thick and that the provincial unit should have some of the powers listed therein? Not really because that is not mentioned. The real problem the TNA has is elsewhere—with the role and powers of the Governor, and inter alia, those of the executive president.

    What does the existing arrangement as critically described by TNA moderate Sumanthiran mean? It means that the executive Presidency, as that office which rests on the elected consent of a majority of voters on the island taken as a single unit, is the repository of the sovereign power of the citizenry and is the fount from which from which power is devolved to the periphery.

    Thus the TNA’s objection is to the fundamental principle that power is devolved to the periphery from a strong center resting upon the broadest possible basis; a presidency that represents the nation as a whole. The TNA’s problem is with the mediatory role of the Governor, who acts as the elevator between the devolved peripheral unit and the presidential apex of the system. The TNA objects to a strong presidency representing the totality of the nation, which is raised above the peripheral unit. The Tamil moderate, Mr. Sumanthiran’s underlying objection is to the very principle that the institution that represents the totality, the whole, should be raised above the part; that the center should be above the periphery and that power should be devolved, i.e. flow downward.

    In the TNA’s vision, power should flow from a center outward to the periphery, but not from an apex, downward to the unit. No wonder then that the TNA wants the Executive Presidency abolished. This means that the system is transformed—I would say debauched—from a pyramid to a flat circle, with the parliament at its center. This means the minority parties are able to influence government formation at the center, through coalitions in parliament, as well as push beyond the unitary framework which would have been weakened by the decapitation of the executive presidency and the severance of the “neck” that links the executive head with the devolved peripheral unit, i.e. the Governor.

    Who will appoint the Governor under the arrangement the TNA seeks: the Parliament, the Cabinet, the PM, or the enfeebled essentially non-executive President? Or will there be no Governor at all? Or will there only be a ceremonial Governor, representing a largely nominal presidency?

    With the TNA intent on moving beyond the full implementation of the 13th amendment, and pushing together with its Southern allies (now in power) for the abolition or radical weakening of the Executive Presidency, what will be the future power relations within Sri Lanka be like, especially between the weaker center and a stronger periphery historically and currently subject to the ideological and politico-strategic pulls and emotional-psychological osmosis from their 70 million co-ethnics across a narrow strip of water, in neighboring Tamil Nadu?

    The TNA is strategically very lucid about what it is about. It is pushing for something beyond even the full implementation of the 13th amendment while it has simultaneously advocated and agreed upon the abolition of the Executive Presidency and thereby the radical diminution of the strong center.

    The division of labor is clear: the governing Sinhala elite (fronted by a non-elite political leader) weakens the center by dismantling or eroding the centripetal executive Presidency, thereby loosening the systemic ties between center and periphery, while the Tamil elite for its part, presses on far beyond the parameters of the unitary state.

  12. Ananda-USA Says:

    BREAKING NEWS! ANOTHER CAMPAIGN PROMISE VIOLATED; Executive Presidency to CONTINUE together with an EXECUTIVE Prime Minister!!!

    When he CONFLICT arises between these two EXECUTIVES, who will have PRIORITY??

    If the President will have OVERRIDING AUTHORITY, how is this SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT from the previous system??

    In ANY CASE, Eliminating the Executive Presidency has gone the way of SMALL CABINET LIMITED to 25 Ministers. Also, don;t forget the much balleyhooed “Maithripalanaya” DITCHED in favor of the “VairaPalanaya”!!!

    However, we have to be somewhat reassured that the EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY will CONTINUE, as Aiyoooo Sirisenaaa moves ahead to EMPOWER the SEPARATISTS with Land and Police Powers under the 13A.

    Aiyoooo Sirisenaaaa …. DO YOU KNOW you are ENDANGERING OUR Motherland??

    …………………
    Sri Lanka’s government coalition reaches agreement on constitutional proposals

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 28, Colombo: The National Executive Council of Sri Lanka has reached an agreement on proposed constitutional amendments to be introduced during the 100 day programme.

    The proposed amendment will look at introducing a dual executive system of governance and re-establishment of the independent commissions.

    The proposals have been prepared by a special committee appointed by the National Executive Committee comprising President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and representatives of other parties including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).

    The proposals are expected to be presented in Parliament early next month.

    According to reports, the proposed reforms state that President Sirisena will remain as the Head of State with reduced powers while retaining the defence portfolio and the power to appointment provincial governors and on several other subjects including that of appointing the heads of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic missions abroad.

    The Prime Minister according to the latest proposals will be the Head of the Cabinet. Therefore the proposed system will be a dual executive system of governance.

  13. Ananda-USA Says:

    “VairaPalanaya” in FULL SWING: DOES PERMANENT TENURE on the Supreme Court STILL have any MEANING??

    Sounds like Henry the VIII’s CLAIM about his marriage to his barren first wife Catharine of Aragon; The appointment was NEVER legal in the eyes of God!

    Who is to say what God’s eyes see except his personification on earth: the sitting President?
    …………………….
    Chief Justice of Sri Lanka informed that his position is illegal

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 28, Colombo: The Chief Justice of Sri Lanka Mohan Peiris has been informed that his appointment as Chief Justice is illegal.

    The Office of President Maithripala Sirisena has informed Chief Justice Peiris that his appointment by the previous President is illegal.

    Sources say that the President’s Office had dispatched a letter to the Chief Justice’s residence last evening informing him of the illegality of his appointment.

    This morning Peiris had made a complaint to the police that several individuals including Central Provincial Councilor, Azath Salley, threatened him in his residence last evening demanding that he resign.

    Salley has denied the charges saying that he was invited over to the Chief Justice’s residence by the Chief Justice as they were old friends. He went on to explain that the Chief Justice and he discussed the conditions which would allow him to hand in his resignation.

    Meanwhile, the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) yesterday urged the Peiris to step down from the post of Chief Justice “willingly and in a dignified manner.”

    Convener of the NMSJ, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera said the current Chief Justice was appointed following an unfair impeachment of the 43rd Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake.

    “CJ Mohan Peiris’ appointment was a political appointment made by the previous regime. Therefore it is his responsibility to step down from his post willingly in a dignified manner,” the Thera said.

  14. ranjit Says:

    Thanks Charles as always. Nobody has anything bad to write about this great man except the enemies of our land. I compare JVPer’s to dog shit. They are smelly.I feel like vomiting when I see that black ass Kumar Dissanayake speaks on the T.V.about corruption. They were Gestapops before and now too they were going from building to building in search of any shit to put the blame on the previous Govt. in revenge. Bodu Bala Sena gave them a good answer yesterday on these witch hunters.

    We know it is little difficult for his excellency Mahinda to come back in this circumstances but if he planned well he can form a great team of true patriots and come back again to politics forming a new patriotic party to serve this great country. He has stamina,Courage and will power than any of the past and present leaders in Sri Lanka to take this country forward and make it the wonder of Asia.

    The Yahaplanaya traitors won’t last long. People are fed up with their lies and mud slinging. What Charles was telling is true.Those days every single day we used to see on the T.V that something was opened by his excellency Mahinda Rajapksa or by a Minister for example a house,a building,a bridge,a project or a road etc. Now what we see is just propaganda and lies of these Yahapalana group. They give some toffees,Chocolates and some Chewingum to our hungry ungrateful public to make them happy and do things behind our back which may bring harm to our sovereign nation with the cooperation of India,America Europe and Tamil Diaspora. We should be united to counter any threat to our beloved land and to it’s people. If our Excellency MR was there we never felt any fear of anything because we know he and Gota will protect our land and it’s people from any evil threat from outside or within. We slept very peacefully when he was the President but now fear is looming in the air again same like those dark days. People who supported the previous Govt has been threatened,assaulted,killed and even put in jail and now they were running behind His Excellency Mahinda Rajapksa like hound dogs to destroy him completely. It’s not be easy for them because there are millions who has faith on him still.

    They are afraid of this great leader that’s the reason they are trying to bury him alive. They will reduce many things these days only to cheat the people and get votes. People should not misled by these bogus promises because they will not be able to Govern the country with so many concessions. MR would have given more if it was possible. He thought of the future all the time. Yes there was corruption and some of his team mates were involved but overall he did a good job Governing the country well and peacefully. We have to salute this great man for job well done and defeating VELUPILLAI PRABAKARAN the butcher and his gang of marauders. Without party politics we all must appreciate what he did to our Motherland in a very short time of ten years. Thank you his Excellency Mahinda Rajapksa for freeing our land and giving us hope.

  15. Ananda-USA Says:

    Therefore, if “Tamil Nationalism” does not accept FULL IMPLEMENTATION of the 13th Amendment as a Lasting Solution, what would satisfy “Tamil Nationalism”?

    The ANSWER TODAY is the SAME AS THE ANSWER I GAVE 30 years ago in my article “Devolution .. A Recipe for National Suicide”: What the EElamists want is FULL SOVEREIGNTY as a separate country followed by UNION with Tamil Nadu of India!

    In other words, the REALIZATION of the Greater Tamil Nadu Dream of Karunanidhi as shown in the MAPS he has already published!

    Therefore, whisper to me softly Effendi Aiyoooo Sirisenaaa if my lips do not UTTER THE TRUTH when I SAY you are ENABLING Karunanidhi’s

    Greater Tamil Nadu Dream with your promise to FULLY IMPLEMENT 13A INSTEAD of FULLY REPEALING IT?

    Aiyoooo Sirisenaaaa …. What are you DOING to our Motherland???

    ………………
    Tamil Nationalism has Never Accepted that a Lasting Solution Could be Arrived at Through Full Devolution Within a Unitary State.

    BY DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA

    DBSJeyaray.com
    January 27, 2015

    PRE-INDEPENDENCE DAY THOUGHTS 2015: THE FUTURE STATE OF THE NATION

    In the run-up to Independence Day 2015, we must thank God for Mr. Sumanthiran. He is indubitably a moderate and an intellectual. Let us give thanks also for the Sunday Observer, which is a state-run newspaper not given to running stories or distorting them in a manner inimical or embarrassing to the government of the day. Therefore, when Mr. Sumanthiran says something to the Sunday Observer, I take it seriously because I know I am on safe ground. Mr. Sumanthiran tells the newspaper that the TNA doesn’t expect much movement on addressing the Tamil political question during the Hundred Day program. That is realistic –and anyway, who’d want to affect the UNP’s chances at the General election by pressing home Tamil political demands? He also says that the full implementation of the 13th amendment would be a good first step. Then comes the bottom-line: “The PM said that devolution will now be given under the 13th Amendment which the previous government was blocking. But we have clearly said that the full implementation of the 13th Amendment is no lasting solution.” (‘Current political trend signals harmony among communities’ – M.A.Sumanthiran MP, by P.Krishnaswamy, Sunday Observer, January 25th 2015)
    MA Sumanthiran MP

    MA Sumanthiran MP

    There’s always that ‘but’ isn’t there? There’s always that ‘but’ even for a moderate Tamil nationalist intellectual. The truth as disclosed or rather, reiterated by the cosmopolitan, Colombo based Mr. Sumanthiran is that the proposed removal of the roadblocks to the full implementation of the 13th amendment just isn’t enough. This is because “full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution”.

    Some readers may think I am making something of a mountain out of a molehill, but interestingly and appropriately the caption of the interview when reproduced on the website of veteran (expatriate) journalist DBS Jeyaraj reflected what was most newsworthy about the story: “Full Implementation of the 13th Amendment is No Lasting Solution- MA Sumanthiran, MP”.

    Now this also goes some way in explaining why the 13th amendment was never fully implemented. That’s because successive Southern leaders understood that if it was fully implemented, matters would not stop there. That would not put a cap on it. The full implementation of the 13th amendment would be but a stepping stone for more. Why? Because “we have clearly said that the full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution” and therefore “we” would strive to push beyond it. Worse still, that “we” would not try our very best to make the 13th amendment work because if it did, “we” would not be able to prove “our” dogmatic, politically fundamentalist point that “the full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution”.

    This shows that even on the morning after a democratic renovation, the most moderate of Tamil nationalists isn’t willing to settle for what the most moderate Sinhalese political leader is willing to implement. The deficit or gap still exists as far as the desirable goal; the final status agreement goes. Why so? What is at the root of this?

    To answer this we have to ask ourselves what Sri Lanka would be if the 13th amendment were fully implemented under the existing system. To my mind it would be a unitary system with full devolution or, to put it slightly differently, it would amount to the maximum devolution possible within a unitary system at full stretch. Why then does the moderate Mr. Sumanthiran reiterate the consistent stand of democratic Tamil nationalism, namely that even “the full implementation of the 13th amendment is no lasting solution?”

    This is simply because Tamil nationalism has never accepted that a lasting solution could be arrived at through full devolution within a unitary state. It has always held that a lasting solution is not possible within a state that remains basically unitary. Even moderate Tamil nationalism holds the view that a lasting solution lies somewhere beyond the unitary state; even one endowed with the most generous devolution.

    Mr. Sumanthiran’s answer may be that Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to consider going beyond the 13th amendment. He did, but the distance he was willing to go even in theory was a quantitative, not a qualitative one; it was for a Second Chamber and another look at the concurrent list for the purpose of redistribution of powers between center and periphery. It would not have entailed a referendum. In any event, going quantitatively and incrementally beyond the 13th amendment within a strong Presidential system and explicitly unitary framework is drastically different from going qualitatively beyond the 13th amendment within a system divested of a strong executive Presidency.

    Quite apart from the debate on desirability, there is one of feasibility. Any such “lasting solution”, indeed anything beyond the 13th amendment, would require an island-wide referendum. How does the TNA propose to win a referendum for a qualitative shift beyond the 13th amendment? Not even the help of its current political partners in the South would be able to secure such an outcome.

    So far, so bad– but it is about to get worse. There is a brand new element in the mix. While the old element remains, namely that the TNA envisages the full implementation of the 13th amendment only as a first step which it intends to push beyond in its striving for a lasting settlement, the new element that arises is the proposed downsizing and downshifting of the executive Presidency. So, while the Tamil nationalists hope to stretch the relationship between center and periphery by means of a settlement beyond the full implementation of 13A, the center itself is about to diminish.

    The TNA is not unaware of this. Indeed the TNA presented this as the main reason for its support for the common candidate of the Opposition. Now we have the hitherto un-contradicted Tamilnet report that the abolition of the executive Presidency and its replacement by a parliamentary system of government was agreed upon in 2013 at a meeting in Singapore, organized by a South African peace NGO and attended by, among others, Messrs. Mangala Samaraweera and MA Sumanthiran. The abolition of the executive Presidency was, according to the report, point 4 of the agreement. (‘Singapore Principles of 2013’, TamilNet, January 22, 2015).

    The story is prefaced in DBS Jeyaraj.com in the following manner:

    ‘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. 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.

    The Tamilnet report also outlines the ten ‘Singapore principles’ described as “hitherto unrevealed Singapore Principles of 2013” ’. (“Tamilnet Reveals Ten Point Accord for Regime Change and Executive Presidency abolition reached in 2013 at Meeting in Singapore Involving Mangala Samaraweera”)

    Mr. Sumanthiran is fully conscious of the relationship between the Executive Presidency and the issue of devolution. In his Sunday Observer interview he states as follows:

    “…the Governor is a chief executive officer possessing executive powers. This means that there is no power devolution. The governor is appointed by the President and holds powers during his tenure. The President in the centre nominates him and gives powers and says I have devolved powers.

    That is no devolution. Practically it is the President who is exercising power through the governor. We want that radically changed so that power is actually given to a body or people who have been elected by the people. So that is the arrangement that we will seek to go beyond the 13th Amendment and make it meaningful.” (Ibid.)

    This brings us to the question–what is the TNA’s real problem with the 13th amendment? Is it the less than full implementation? No, because if that were the case, it would not take the view that full implementation is not a lasting solution. Is it perhaps that the concurrent list is too thick and that the provincial unit should have some of the powers listed therein? Not really because that is not mentioned. The real problem the TNA has is elsewhere—with the role and powers of the Governor, and inter alia, those of the executive president.

    What does the existing arrangement as critically described by TNA moderate Sumanthiran mean? It means that the executive Presidency, as that office which rests on the elected consent of a majority of voters on the island taken as a single unit, is the repository of the sovereign power of the citizenry and is the fount from which from which power is devolved to the periphery.

    Thus the TNA’s objection is to the fundamental principle that power is devolved to the periphery from a strong center resting upon the broadest possible basis; a presidency that represents the nation as a whole. The TNA’s problem is with the mediatory role of the Governor, who acts as the elevator between the devolved peripheral unit and the presidential apex of the system. The TNA objects to a strong presidency representing the totality of the nation, which is raised above the peripheral unit. The Tamil moderate, Mr. Sumanthiran’s underlying objection is to the very principle that the institution that represents the totality, the whole, should be raised above the part; that the center should be above the periphery and that power should be devolved, i.e. flow downward.

    In the TNA’s vision, power should flow from a center outward to the periphery, but not from an apex, downward to the unit. No wonder then that the TNA wants the Executive Presidency abolished. This means that the system is transformed—I would say debauched—from a pyramid to a flat circle, with the parliament at its center. This means the minority parties are able to influence government formation at the center, through coalitions in parliament, as well as push beyond the unitary framework which would have been weakened by the decapitation of the executive presidency and the severance of the “neck” that links the executive head with the devolved peripheral unit, i.e. the Governor.

    Who will appoint the Governor under the arrangement the TNA seeks: the Parliament, the Cabinet, the PM, or the enfeebled essentially non-executive President? Or will there be no Governor at all? Or will there only be a ceremonial Governor, representing a largely nominal presidency?

    With the TNA intent on moving beyond the full implementation of the 13th amendment, and pushing together with its Southern allies (now in power) for the abolition or radical weakening of the Executive Presidency, what will be the future power relations within Sri Lanka be like, especially between the weaker center and a stronger periphery historically and currently subject to the ideological and politico-strategic pulls and emotional-psychological osmosis from their 70 million co-ethnics across a narrow strip of water, in neighboring Tamil Nadu?

    The TNA is strategically very lucid about what it is about. It is pushing for something beyond even the full implementation of the 13th amendment while it has simultaneously advocated and agreed upon the abolition of the Executive Presidency and thereby the radical diminution of the strong center.

    The division of labor is clear: the governing Sinhala elite (fronted by a non-elite political leader) weakens the center by dismantling or eroding the centripetal executive Presidency, thereby loosening the systemic ties between center and periphery, while the Tamil elite for its part, presses on far beyond the parameters of the unitary state.

  16. Wickrama Says:

    Dilrook,

    Rajapakse do not have to contest from SLFP, or any other party for that matter, to win a presidential election. It is the votes of the people that matter. Sirisena did not contest from SLFP or any “party”, by won due to total votes of the people.

    Ranil, Sirisena and Chandrika standing together or alone is no hurdle for the people, if they decide.

  17. Nanda Says:

    Wickrama,

    If Sirisena contested independent, even with the support of JVP and JHU and UNP fielded a candidate, UNP would have won 37% votes, Maha Raja 40 % and Sirisena 22%., so no result.

    Just imagine if Greedy Raja + Sirisena + JHU . HE could still win at least 60%. Excessive greed killed him.

    He can never come back, don’t be silly.

  18. AnuD Says:

    Mahinda Rajapakse had got only 1.4% above Ranil wickramasinghe.

    but, Maithri had got 3.7% above mahinda Rajapakse.

    Both in 2010, and in 2014, Tamils voted to the common candidate.

  19. SA Kumar Says:

    AnuD- no correct calculation

    We-Tamils voted to the common candidate.- so we can ignore their in 2010 & 2014
    UNP voted to the common candidate.- So we can ignore their in 2010 & 2014
    Part of SLFP vote for the common candidate in 2014 not 2010 – Why MR lost 2014 because SLFP vote.

    end of the day MR &GR complete their job to united mother lanka until next Eelam war V, Velu where are you?

    Be happy !!!

  20. Nanda Says:

    Andy,
    Sometimes you are very smart ! Excellent explanation why MR lost. It is simply SLFP vote was split.

    Velu is the PM now.

  21. Nanda Says:

    If Velu joined UNP and became the leader, My3 would still have won by 50.1 % !
    If Velu joined MR ( like Karuna) and became his friend My3 would have won by 54 %

  22. SA Kumar Says:

    The ANSWER TODAY is the SAME AS THE ANSWER I GAVE 30 years ago in my article “Devolution .. A Recipe for National Suicide”: What the EElamists want is FULL SOVEREIGNTY as a separate country followed by UNION with Tamil Nadu of India!

    Ananda-USA- I will partly accept your argument When TN get sovereignty from from India TE will joint with it.
    but in feasible future that is not possible so why we worry too much now.
    We all know 13A (& 6A) can be use both way ( united & divide) all depend how we use them .
    We need get balance right .

    to unit make sure NEP need Sinhala Lanka(main land) like Yaldevi & Mahaveli two way economy connect each other .

    but you know We-Tamils open secret lasting solution ,Naalai pirakkum TE ,Velu where are you???

  23. SA Kumar Says:

    Velu Joint mmmmmmmmm (:-( ….

    if UNP joint Velu Velu get TE
    If MR joint Velu , Velu get TE

    Karuna / KP/ Pillan is Not Velu , Velu is Velu (Appan Murugan, Thamil gadavul, Kathikama Kanthan Velu )
    anyway where are Velu ???

  24. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Indian imperialists are already in action. Chandrika at the India house in an Indian sari. Jai Hind

  25. Wickrama Says:

    SA(****) Kumar,

    Velu is at the bottom of Nandikaadal lagoon. No chance of him coming up !

  26. SA Kumar Says:

    Wickrama
    Velu will back (Velan Varuvan) ,
    We-Tamil need to keep this threat(believe) until We find another 7th grade dropped out become self declare Thesiya Thalaivar !!!

    you mod…… !!!

  27. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SAK !!!

    GRRRrrrrrrr, IAM VELU. Why are you constantly disturbing me while I am in perpetual peaceful sleep at Nandikadal. ????

    Grrrrr, don’t wake me up. I will bring another army of Tamil Youth to Nandikadal, if you don’t listen to me.

    Grrrr, Huh ! that will be your EELLAAMM War V.

  28. SA Kumar Says:

    Senior Supreme Court Justice K. Sripavan is expected to be appointed as the next Chief Justice.
    What happing in mother lanka -another Hela-Demilaya

    oh man….I can not give up my 33 years day dream in 100 days time, Please Hon MY3 give me more time ,Velu where are you ? wake up velu, wake up do not sleep at Nanthi Kadal , we need you sorry I need you .!!!

  29. Marco Says:

    I’m disappointed with the way Mohan Peiris has been ousted.
    Irrespective of the fact that Shirani B was illegally impeached and MP was illegally appointed, I was expecting a better course of action that follows the laws of the land.
    One does not want to be seen to be acting in the same low levels the way MR acted.
    Interesting I note the politicians have distance themselves and allowed the Legal fraternity to initiate the process.
    I assume RW stood firm with Mohan Peiris did not barter and now doing the same with Tissa A.

    If the CJ does not command the respect of the Legal fraternity including the Judges he should have resigned gracefully.

  30. nilwala Says:

    The BASL is behaving like a bunch of thugs and have used trade union strength to oust Chief Justice 44. If the lawyers are unhappy with the CJ, there is a procedure laid out in the Constitution which is still a viable document on how to remove an unacceptable Justice of the High Court. If these are the lawyers who are expected to uphold the law, what can we expected of ordinary folks? These lawyers have lowered standards to an all time low.

    Even Justice Shirani B. should not have accepted the BASL call to return to Court until procedures were properly followed. There seems to be a clear double standard here…for if it is good enough for the present lot to flout the law, they should not complain about any previous lack to compliance with procedure. It looks as the whole legal profession has gone out of control.
    Isn’t it about time that President Sirisena called for Order and got existing Constitutional procedures to be adhered to in bringing about whatever changes are planned? This has happened without stricture in so many matters that the new president has acted on, like for example the appointment of the PM itself, which went unchallenged. Are there no lawyers with the character to stand up and say it like it is…that everything is being done topsy turvy?
    It is instead pure and simple anarchy where anything goes!
    And this after all the complaints about the previous regime? Come on, People!
    Is Sri Lanka regressing back to something akin to Kangaroo Courts?

  31. SA Kumar Says:

    Are We following VP’S Kilinochchi Kangaroo Courts ???

    Mohan Peiris, Shirani B, K. Sripavan – Only Three Chief Justice ,We need six more for all 9 Provincial councils.

    We are real United Mother Lanka now !

    Thalaya suththu thada, Swamy ( My head is spinning, my god) , where are you velu??? Thalaiva please rest in peace do not come back .

  32. Indrajith Says:

    January 28, 2015 at 9:41 am | lanka C news

    නඩු පැවරීමක් නොකර බන්ධනාගාරවල සහ රැඳවුම් මධ්‍යස්ථානවල රඳවා සිටින දෙමළ දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් වසරක් ඇතුළත නිදහස් කිරීමට මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා එකඟත්වය පළ කළ බව මන්නාරම රදගුරු රායප්පු ජෝෂප් පියතුමන් පවසති.

    පසුගිය විසිපස් වනදා කොළඹ පැවති හමුවකදී ජනාධිපතිවරයා එම පොරොන්දුව දුන් බව, රදගුරු හිමියන් පවසයි.

    බොහෝ දෙනෙකු ඉල්ලා සිටින පරිදි දෙමළ දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් පිරිස මාස තුනකින් නිදහස් කිරීම අසීරු බැවින් වසරක් ඇතුළත ඔවුන් නිදහස් කිරීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා එකඟ වූ බව රදගුරු තුමන් සඳහන් කළහ.

    ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන්ට අවස්ථා දෙකකදී පොදු සමාවක් ලබා දුන් ආකාරයට දෙමළ දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන්ටද පොදු සමාවක් ලබා දෙන මෙන් තමා ජනාධිපතිවරයාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටි බවත් මන්නාරම රදගුරු තුමන් පැවසූහ.

    පන්සීයකට ආසන්න දෙමළ දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් පිරිසක් දිවයින පුරා පිහිටි බන්ධනාගාර සහ රැඳවුම් මධ්‍යස්ථානවල රඳවා සිටින බව මන්නාරම රදගුරු රායප්පු ජෝෂප් වැඩිදුරටත් කියා සිටියහ.

    – BBC

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  33. Ananda-USA Says:

    SA Kumar said ” Why worry about it now?”

    NOT WORRYING about the FUTURE IMPACTS of what you are setting into MOTION NOW, IS WHAT IS WRONG with the proposed COOKING of the Constitution, the DECISIONS of those who voted to elect the Common Opposition, and even the FAILURE of the MR-UPFA government to REPEAL the 13th Amendment when they could.

    Some CALL what is WRONG, a LACK OF FORESIGHT, others call it LACK of VISION!

    Without VISION or FORESIGHT, when you REAP the UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES of what you have SOWN, it is TOO LATE to CHANGE the RESULT.

    That could very well happen on GLOBAL WARMING too, as Leaders pander to PLEASING their constituents in the SHORT TERM IGNORING its LONG TERM consequences.

    We see that RIGHT NOW in Sri Lanka, as a MOTLEY CREW of BACK STABBERS, DROHIYAS and plain JACKASSES set about JURY-RIGGING a NEW CONSTITUTION to PANDER to their SEPARATE & CONTRARY AGENDAS without GIVING MUCH THOUGHT to the LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES to the Nation!

    We are seeing CHAOS being BREWED in a WITCHES CAULDRON!

    My POOR Motherland; My POOR STUPID Countrymen! STUPIDITY has a PRICE: The Voters, now being HERDED by the puppeteers of the Foreign Regime Change sponsors, WILL BE DRIVEN OVER A CLIFF into the CHASM BELOW!

  34. Ananda-USA Says:

    Marco,

    The BASL does not constitute the “Legal Fraternity” as you have termed it.

    The BASL, belying its “National” name and exploiting it to the full, is a TOOL of the UNP and the SEPARATISTS, completely dominate them, and working in CAHOOTS WITH and FUNDED BY the REGIME CHANGE SPONSORS of the West!

    The NEXT GOSL must CLEANSE the BASL, or disband it for ENGAGING IN Anti-National Activities, ALTOGETHER!

  35. Ananda-USA Says:

    HERE WE GO AGAIN as the NGO Jackals are UNLEASHED to dance the “NGO Kolama” AGAIN in Sri Lanka!

    “Bandagaththu Yahapalanaya Berey Dan Gahapan Srisenaaaa”

    I have NO DOUBT that as the drums of the “NGO Kolama” increases in VOLUME, and his GOSL is STEADILY UNDERMINED by them, Aiyoooo Sirisenaaa will come to RUE HIS STUPID “Yahapalanaya” promises inmical to the Stability and Safety of Sri Lanka!

    The NGOs will not leave him ANY PEACE OF MIND to Govern!

    ………………………………..
    Sri Lanka’s NGOs test limits of new freedoms

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 28 2015 (IRIN) MANNAR- Less than three weeks since Sri Lanka voted in a new president, rights activists and other NGOs say there are already encouraging signs that they may have more freedom to work under the new administration, including in the former conflict zone in the north.

    Six days after the 8 January election, around 300 families of those still missing as a result of Sri Lanka’s two and half decade long civil war attended a prayer service led by Pope Francis at the Madhu Shrine in the northwestern district of Mannar. Some held pictures of missing relatives; others held small signs calling for justice. But in a marked departure from the pattern of recent years, security forces prevented no one from protesting or entering the shrine compound.

    Uthayachandra Manuel, a community activist in Mannar who heads the Association of Families Searching for their Disappeared Relatives, recalls quite a different reaction from the authorities during visits by former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and British Prime Minister David Cameron in August and November 2013.

    “There was a lot of harassment then. People were stopped from coming out; police would interview them and ask them to come to the station; one or two have been detained as well,” Manuel told IRIN. Her own activism began in 2008 when her eldest son was arrested. He has not been heard of since.

    “The Criminal Investigation Department kept close tabs on me to find out what I was doing. They will visit families after each protest. That has been usual in the last five years,” she said.

    When Pope Francis visited Sri Lanka earlier this month, Manuel and others in her group were able to hand him a letter containing the details of more than 3,300 missing persons and asking for his assistance in investigating their disappearance.

    “This time no one came to look for me; no one blocked us from getting into the church compound, or holding up pictures of the missing family members,” she said.

    Change in the air?

    NGOs faced extreme scrutiny under the previous long-term President Mahinda Rajapaksa, particularly those working on human rights or issues related to the legacy of the conflict in the north. But optimists within the humanitarian community in Sri Lanka believe the early signs auger well for improvements under the new government of Maithripala Sirisena, who promised during the election campaign to arrest the nation’s drift towards dictatorship.

    “There has been a marked change since the elections. Activists are more free to express themselves and talk in public,” Keerthi Teenakoon, the executive director of the national advocacy body Centre for Human Rights and Research (CHR), said.

    CHR felt sufficiently confident in the apparent easing of restrictions to launch a public campaign to reopen an investigation into a 2012 prison riot in the capital Colombo that left 27 people dead. In the past, lawyers who spoke out in public about the incident received death threats.

    But others remain cautious. Ruki Fernando, a prominent human rights activist who works in the north, believes it is too early to judge the intentions of the new political leadership.

    “There are signs that the changes visible in the capital are yet to manifest themselves in the north,” he told IRIN. Fernando said he knew of two activists in the north who were still in hiding for fear of state sponsored reprisals. Another young man, released in November after seven years in detention, was questioned by police soon after the recent election for no discernable reason.

    But Fernando acknowledged that, in time, restrictions on advocacy work in the north could be eased if activists engage the new administration early. “I think we should push the boundaries of what we have been doing and seek answers to issues like the missing.”

    Thorny issues remain

    The issue of those still missing after the end of the war in 2009 has been vexed. A presidential commission set up under the previous government has so far received details of more than 20,000 cases, including at least 5,000 members of the Sri Lankan defence forces.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has more than 16,000 cases reported by relatives of people missing since 1990. Meanwhile a report by the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Panel on Sri Lanka said the figure could be as high as 40,000.

  36. jay-ran Says:

    Charles ,Thank you sir,
    I tried to mention my feelings on the Hon President’s complain appeared in DM, above.But DM has BARRED ME FROM MAKING COMMENTS!!!b YAHAPALANAYA!!!!!
    Here it is”
    Dear Mr President Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa!!!

    U R the Liberator of Sri Lanka FROM THE MOST ARROGANT,TAMIL TERRORISTS LTTE!!! and also UNP TERRORISTS!!!

    We the Sri Lankans will never BETRAY U & THE FAMILY LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO HON PM SIRIMAOA BANDARANAYAKE BY THAT BASTERED JRJ!

    I am living in USA, BUT I SALUTE U SIR FOR YR STRAIGHTFORWARDNES,ABILITY TO DEFEND S L AND CHASE AWAY BLOODY BASTEREDS LIKE, UK’s bMinister(I forgot that bloody idiots name-Sorry)Frennch fool etc,etc who tried to FRIGHTEN MR TO RELEASE THE MURDERER PRABHAKARAN!!! But U Sir Stood up like GREAT HERO,KING AND SAID V R NOT THEIR COLONY!!!!

    Great Sir!!! U & THE R FAMILY WILL BE PROTECTED BY THE THRIVIDA RATHNAYA AND MAGE3,My3 WILL GO TO GALLORES”
    VERY SOON DITTA DHAMMA VEDANEEYA KARUMAYA WILL BEFALL ON Mage 3-My3 VERY SOON!!!

  37. Ananda-USA Says:

    Will the NEW Chief Justice #45 RUBBER STAMP ANY & ALL Constitutional Amendments to PERMANENTLY EMPOWER the SEPARATISTS?

    I,I>YOU be the JUDGE!

    The FOX has been gHANDED the KEYS to the HENHOUSE!

    Aiyoooo Sirisenaaaa ….. What are you DOING to our Motherland??

    ……………………….
    Sri Lanka’s impeached Chief Justice returns to Supreme Court to resume duties

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake returned to the Supreme Court complex today two years after she was unjustly impeached by the previous government.

    The 43rd Chief Justice arrived at the court complex in Hultsdorf this morning amid a grand welcome from the President of Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Upul Jayasuriya.

    Dr. Bandaranayke who was unceremoniously removed from the Supreme Court in 2013 says she was still the “legal” Chief Justice of the country.

    The President and the Cabinet have reportedly acknowledged that her removal was “illegal” and “flawed.”

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister meanwhile have informed the 44th Chief Justice Mohan Peiris as the top judge to the apex court by the previous government was illegal and asked him to resign gracefully to pave the way for an independent judiciary, Convener of the Lawyers’ Collective attorney-at-law J.C. Weliamuna said.

    The Bar Association of Sri Lanka maintains that Dr. Bandaranayake does not need to take oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena as she was removed from office through a flawed impeachment process.

    It has been reported that Peiris has agreed to step down. However, he has still not handed over his resignation from the post of Chief Justice as yet.

    Highly placed legal sources said that Dr. Bandaranayke will sit in courts tomorrow and resign paving the way for the appointment of a new Chief Justice. Senior Supreme Court Justice K. Sripavan is expected to be appointed as the next Chief Justice.

  38. AnuD Says:

    ANANDA-USA

    you can not move on from the death of the Sri Lankan -Ferdinand Marcos.

  39. Ananda-USA Says:

    Off topic, but nevertheless interesting: Hillary Clinton is the UNCONTESTED (so far) leader for the Democratic Party nomination for US President in 2016.

    One critic of dear old Billary volunteered the following “Top 10 Hillary campaign slogans”:

    10. Read My Lips…No New Interns.

    9. Reward Me For Putting Up With Bill’s #$%$ For So Long.

    8. Despite What You Might Have Heard…I Didn’t Have Sex With That Woman Either.

    7. Isn’t It Time You Were Disappointed By A Different Clinton?

    6. I Can Get Your Daughter A Job At Revlon.

    5. Vote For Me…Or My Husband Will Nail Your Wife.

    4. Still Not Indicted As Of 2015.

    3. From Perjury To Albany.

    2. Building A Bridge To The 21st Century…And Pushing My Husband Over It.

    1. What difference does it make?

  40. Ananda-USA Says:

    AnuD,

    It not the death of THAT one Sri Lankan that I am MOSTLY concerned about, but the revival of DEATH & DESTRUCTION in Sri Lanka, the homeland of ALL of our people, that we put to rest in 2009!

  41. Marco Says:

    Ananda
    BASL is the legal fraternity whether it is headed by a UNP’er or not.
    There are more lawyers belonging to the BASL than any other association, hence my reference to the legal fraternity.
    The officials of the BASL were democratically elected.
    Pardon my french- so tough shit! Get over it

    We are now not living in the MR Govt era where judgements were manipulated.
    Think you got too accustomed to the MR era of doing things- devious, manipulative and cunning.

    Let the Judiciary have its independence and get back the credibility it lost during MR regime.

  42. Lorenzo Says:

    Well said AnuD! I made the comparison FIRST.

    Unfortunately some MR supporters are still in the “VP is not dead” phase of mourning. They will soon realize. The longer it takes for them to realize, the funnier it is!!

  43. Marco Says:

    Ananda
    The last time I looked at this page it said -LANKAWEB
    It does not say AMERICANWEB.

    If you were so interested in Lankan affairs being a US citizen why did you not write and complain to NYT on the op-ed written by Goodman and defacing the Sri Lankan flag.

  44. Ananda-USA Says:

    Marco,

    BASL is indeed a partisan lelynch mob masquerading under the guise of a “National’ name as a National Body.

    They should be STRIPPED of any standards setting responsibilities for legal professional in Sri Lanka, and barred from using that “National” name for engaging in PARTISAN largely anti-national activities.

    Once the standards setting responsibility is STRIPPED OFF and assigned to a new organization BANNED from engaging in Politics, their membership will SOON FALL OFF reducing the BASL to a few die-hard anti-national activists.

    This should be HIGH on the PRIORITIES of NEXT GOSL.

    Oh, BTW, tough shit to you too …er, Pardon my French old man!

  45. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    “Your Excellency now it is quite evident that there was an unseen hand behind the move to get the Tamils of the North, the Muslims of the East, and the Catholics to vote en mass to the common candidate of the opposition against you to assure your defeat at the election.”

    THE ‘UNSEEN HAND’ IS INDIA AND THE US. IN AN ARTICLE IN THE ASIA TIMES TITLED “INDIA V CHINA: BORDER GAMES” 1/28/15 I COPY THE FOLLOWING:

    Indian spy expelled, accused of helping oust Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Colombo/New Delhi: Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India’s spy agency in the run-up to this month’s presidential election, political and intelligence sources said, accusing him of helping the opposition oust Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
    An Indian foreign ministry spokesman denied any expulsion and said transfers were routine decisions. Mr Rajapaksa, voted out of office in the January 8 election, said he did not know all the facts, and the new government in Colombo has said it is aware of the reports but cannot confirm them.

    But several sources in both Colombo and Delhi said India was asked to recall the agent in December for helping gather support for joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena after persuading him to ditch Mr Rajapaksa’s cabinet.

    A sketchy report in Sri Lanka’s Sunday Times newspaper on December 28 said “links with the common opposition” had cost India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) station chief his job in Colombo.

    India has often been involved in the internal politics of the small island nation off its southern coast – it sent troops there in 1987 in a botched effort to broker peace between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels.

    Mr Rajapaksa’s unexpected defeat after two terms in office coincided with growing concern in India that it was losing influence in Sri Lanka because of the former president’s tilt toward regional rival China.

    The concern turned to alarm late last year when Mr Rajapaksa allowed two Chinese submarines to dock in Sri Lanka without warning New Delhi as he should have under a standing agreement, the sources said.

    Mr Sirisena, the new president, has said he will visit Delhi on his first foreign trip next month and has said India is the “first, main concern” of his foreign policy.

    An Indian official said the RAW agent was recalled after complaints he had worked with Sri Lanka’s usually fractious opposition parties to agree on a joint contender for the election. Then, he was accused of facilitating meetings to encourage several lawmakers, among them Mr Sirisena, to defect from Mr Rajapaksa’s party, the official said.

    The agent was accused of playing a role in convincing the main leader of the opposition and former prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe not to contest against Mr Rajapaksa in the election, and stand aside for someone who could be sure of winning, said the officer and a Sri Lankan lawmaker who also maintains close contacts with India.

    The agent was also in touch with former president Chandrika Kumaratunga, who was a key player in convincing Mr Sirisena to stand, said the officer and the lawmaker, who also confirmed the agent had been asked to leave.

    “They actively were involved, talking to Ranil, getting those things organised, talking to Chandrika,” the lawmaker said.

    Mr Wickremasinghe, who is now Prime Minister again in Mr Sirisena’s government, met “two or three times” with the man identified as the agent in the months before the vote, as well as with the Indian high commissioner, or ambassador, the prime minister’s spokesman said.

    “They discussed the current political situation,” Mr Wickremasinghe’s spokesman said, but he denied that the Indians had advised him. “He does not know if he advised other politicians.”

    It was not clear if Mr Wickremasinghe was aware at the time that he was meeting with an intelligence official. India’s RAW officers are usually given diplomatic posts when assigned to foreign missions.

    Former president Mr Kumaratunga did not respond to requests for comment. Mr Rajapaksa declined to confirm the involvement of India in the campaign against him.

    “I don’t know, I won’t suspect anybody until I get my real facts,” he said at his party headquarters.

    “There are certain things you don’t talk about,” a close associate of the Rajapaksa family said, but added that “there were clear signs of a deep campaign by foreign elements.”

    Sri Lanka’s then defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – a brother of the former president – complained about the agent’s activities to Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in November when Doval was visiting the island nation for a defence seminar, the Indian official said.

    Another Indian official, who monitors the region for security threats, said Delhi had been watching Beijing’s growing influence and heavy investments in Sri Lanka under Rajapaksa, who visited China seven times since becoming president in 2005.

    But India was stunned and angry last year when the Chinese submarines docked in Sri Lanka on two separate occasions, a step Delhi saw as part of Beijing’s “string of pearls” strategy to secure a foothold in South Asia and maritime access through the Indian Ocean.

    “The turning point in the relationship was the submarines. There was real anger,” the Indian security official said.

    Indian military officials said Delhi reminded Sri Lanka it was obliged to inform its neighbours about such port calls under a maritime pact, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue with Mr Rajapaksa at a meeting in New York.

    In a possible sign of shifting allegiances, India’s top envoy in Colombo, High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha, presented Mr Sirisena with a large bouquet of flowers just hours after the results were announced on January 9. China’s ambassador was only able to meet the new president six days later.

    PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE, GO INTO THE “BLUE OUTLINED” ARTICLES REGARDING SRI LANKA COPY AND SAVE THEM. COPY THE ARTICLE ITSELF AND SAVE IT IN YOUR E-MAIL OR FILE. IT IS THAT IMPORTANT THAT WE USE THIS AS A REFERENCE IN THE COMING DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS AND MAYBE EVEN YEARS.

  46. Marco Says:

    It’s laughable that Mahinda Rajapakse is now complaining that he and his family are being hounded by the press and Govt politicians on various allegations.
    Think we all know how he treated the last PE losing candidate- Sarath Fonseka and spurious charges and even dragged in his son-laws mother. Incidentally didn’t Danuka with the help of Hashan give himself up? What happened thereafter?

    His brother Basil could’nt take the heat and ran away to the US (returning on 22 Feb). His other US citizen brother Gota is hesitant to visit US – why? Because of the 3 private suits filed are still outstanding?

    Mahinda is lucky that Maithripala is not vindictive as him.
    If the roles were reversed I’m fairly certain that Maithripala Sirisena will be in jail on some spurious charge.
    Evidence of Mahinda Rajapakse past behaviour has proved that.

  47. Ananda-USA Says:

    Marco,

    You are now joining “Facebook” Lorenzo and the IDIOT Nanda, to BUTT into PRIVATE MATTERS that are NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, like my citizenship status … on which there are many options available … as you well know.

    Who in his right mind would give PRIVATE information to POTENTIAL Eelamists? Let them FLAIL ABOUT in EXQUISITE FRUSTRATION …. not KNOWING … that is my POLICY!

    Since, you don’t seem to mind, please feel to DISCLOSE HERE your own information, including your street address and other contact details.

    I also URGE “Facebook” Lorenzo and the IDIOT Nanda to follow suit! But, don’t expect me to join the PARADE!

    BTW, Marco, why does “Facebook” Lorenzo habitually refer to you as “Micro” at LankaWeb?? Any particular reason??

    We are all AGOG with anticipation to hear why!! Or, is that a PRIVATE matter between you and “Facebook” Lorenzo??

  48. Marco Says:

    Ananda

    You may have an opinion on BASL which matters very very little to the members of BASL and the legal fraternity.
    You can keep bashing away at the keyboard but unlikely to make an iota of difference to the credibility of BASL or the Judiciary.

    ps- I’m pleased you are commenting instead of spamming from Colombo Pages rather selectively.
    Perhaps broadening your horizon in your reading on Sri Lankan affairs would not go a miss.

  49. Ananda-USA Says:

    Marco, old man,

    My horizon is BROAD ENOUGH on Sri Lankan affairs to drown you with content!

    Is it YOUR NARROW VISION that earned you the LABEL of “Miro” from “Facebook” Lorenzo??? Don’t preach to the choir!

  50. Ananda-USA Says:

    BW,

    You made a very IMPORTANT contribution posting this article EXPOSING India’s in Sri Lanka’s internal politics AGAIN to the DETRIMENT of Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity.

    “But several sources in both Colombo and Delhi said India was asked to recall the agent in December for helping gather support for joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena after persuading him to ditch Mr Rajapaksa’s cabinet.”

    Not only MS, but CBK and RW were corralled into overturning the GOSL by this man. At least the GOSL detected this and DEPORTED him. The CLUELESS present “Yahapalanaya” GOSL will let Indian agents SUBVERT Sri Lanka TOTALLY without even being aware of it!

    Aiyooooo Srisenaaaa …. What HAVE YOU DONE to OUR Motherland, 200 years after Pilimathalawa’s head was chopped off for TREASON!

  51. Marco Says:

    Ananda

    Typically you are taking a “raised sarong” approach.

    Firstly, I have already reminded you that we have actually met. I was one of the guest speakers at an Expat Investor Forum held at GFH back in 2009 or 2010. Not sure of the year. I recall you bitterly complained about the treatment you had from a Minister.

    Again, may I remind you, that it was you who fell hook line and sinker to Lorenzo. To this date I have never responded nor will I give credence to any comments made by him and i dont intend to start now.
    I think I was the only one who has never responded to any of his comments. Colombo Telegraph quickly identified him with his aliases. Fathima Fukshima & Tamodaya. I was quite happy (and smiling) to read you and many others to sing high praises of Lorenzo. I knew exactly what he was up to.
    You will have to ask Lorenzo about “Micro”- It does not bother me. Perhaps a keyboard malfunction?

    Ananda- Did I ask for your name? Why should I? I know it. I merely inquired of your interest in Lankan affairs whilst living in US and you are in a better position to protect the interest of Sri Lanka in the US from scandalous stories in US newspapers and the the propaganda from LTTE diaspora.
    We could have saved alot of $$$ instead of the expensive lobby firms.

    I have divulged my name in the past in this forum and to you. If you were not paying attention its not my fault.

  52. Marco Says:

    Ananda,
    Your “broad” horizon on Sri Lankan and grass root electorate was quite evident from your prediction of 62% victory for MR.
    Equally, evident from falling into a false sense. re Lorenzo.

    May I respectfully ask that we don’t get too personal from here on.
    We debate, discuss issues at hand. We may agree on some and disagree on many but we move on.

  53. Ananda-USA Says:

    Marco,

    OK. This is the first decent response I have had from you.

    You should not disclose anything about yourself here; it is not safe, and I don’t want you to get hurt in any way. I don’t need to know your real name.

    “Facebook” Lorrenzo’s aliases you gave don’t include his real name; but I will not disclose it, or in which country he resides, which he disclosed to me in confidence. I don’t kiss and tell!

    I will not ask you about his labelling you “Micro” either; that is his “raised sarong” attack dog style; which I am now trying to mimic because of the enormity of what he has done, and is doing to my Motherland. We must FIGHT FIRE with FIRE in defence of our Motherland, or DIE LIKE SHEEP!

    Of course, “Facebook” Lorenzo has of late become a hypocritical man of “Maithree” to be consistent with his new affiliation with MS to help undermine Sri Lanka; this is a just another temporary sheepskin for him to hide under until it suits him to cast it off, once again!

    Thanks for your message … let us try to live and let live.

  54. Nanda Says:

    Well done Marco and thanks for the Golden ( mosquito attracting) summary which is worth repeating with your approval.

    It’s laughable that Mahinda Rajapakse is now complaining that he and his family are being hounded by the press and Govt politicians on various allegations.
    Think we all know how he treated the last PE losing candidate- Sarath Fonseka and spurious charges and even dragged in his son-laws mother. Incidentally didn’t Danuka with the help of Hashan give himself up? What happened thereafter?

    His brother Basil could’nt take the heat and ran away to the US (returning on 22 Feb). His other US citizen brother Gota is hesitant to visit US – why? Because of the 3 private suits filed are still outstanding?

    Mahinda is lucky that Maithripala is not vindictive as him.
    If the roles were reversed I’m fairly certain that Maithripala Sirisena will be in jail on some spurious charge.
    Evidence of Mahinda Rajapakse past behaviour has proved that.

  55. Lorenzo Says:

    Nanda,

    I have a friend by the name Anopheles Walkeri who does NOT comment here. Anopheles Walkeri has forgotten that ALL those who HELPED MR ended up SACKED, DEMOTED OR KILLED!

    1. Mangala was MR’s campaign manager in 2005. SACKED after a few months later!

    2. SF was MR’s army commander. SACKED and DEMOTED!

    3. Lasantha was MR’s confidente during CBK’s time. Ended up DEAD (no one knows WHO killed him but he DIED.)

    4. Shitrani B and Sarath Silva helped him SO MUCH. Ended up getting sacked.

    5. The navy commander and General Nanda Mallawarachchi (savior of the east) ended up just ministry secretaries.

    Some have very SHORT memories, etc.

  56. SA Kumar Says:

    Ananda-USA
    I can understand your feeling but do not get too personal as you know VP’S 33 years international network is untouched. who know who are we chating with ???

  57. charithsls Says:

    History is going to repeat itself,so to waken up our patriots we need another Velu to come out from some hole so we will get a new Gamini. Whatever MR was unable to complete the new leader will finish off the job! ‘Thanks’ to velu we got a superb army,expressways & a good growth & what not. Let’s the things go from bad to worse to see the dawn of a new star if MR will not be eligible (Gota!!).

  58. Nanda Says:

    Charith,
    Agree with you. But we don’t need both thieves, let us look for another, real Sinhalaya, not those whose ancestors came from Malaya (Babas). We should not trust citizens of USA – or even commentators who have throw away Lankan citizenship and passports to “feel good”.

  59. Lorenzo Says:

    Agree with Nanda.

    We don’t need ANY US CITIZEN for the reason the US OATH says this. EVERYONE who has taken this oath has either “absolutely and entirely renounced and abjured all allegiance and fidelity to Sri Lanka” or is a dishonest person who has not “absolutely and entirely renounced and abjured all allegiance and fidelity to Sri Lanka” despite the oath!

    I refused to take this oath because I CANNOT “absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to Sri Lanka my Motherland”. How can I?

    But how many SLs will REFUSE? Some called me a JINOISTIC MODAYA when I refused!

    “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

    IF a US citizen legally and officially with notice to the US government declares, on oath, that he or she absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to USA and become a SL citizen, then it is OK. IF GR does this, we accept him for presidency.

    Dear Patriots, don’t be fooled by TALK from people who have absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to Sri Lanka.

  60. Lorenzo Says:

    Dear Ananda-USA,

    ““Facebook” Lorrenzo’s aliases you gave don’t include his real name; but I will not disclose it, or in which country he resides, which he disclosed to me in confidence. I don’t kiss and tell!”

    I have your FILE with me!!

    “Oya kaage kaageth FILE mage lanka thiyenawaa. e unaada mama ewa eliyata thaanne na.”

  61. Nanda Says:

    Lorenzo,

    So, giving the oath is not compulsory ? So why the hell ANY mosquito want to take it ? Just to “feel good ” ?

    One thing good with out buzzing friend is he appears like “avoiding lying”. Which is a good quality, I appreciate very much. He is innocent like a kid.

  62. Dilrook Says:

    The manner in which Mohan Pieris the Chief Justice was removed is most disgusting. He was threatened physically, then threatened with corruption charges and even the president demanded him to resign. When none worked, the government played a game of checkers. There is no legal issue invalidating his appointment. That is total hogwash. The government wants a Yes man Chief Justice so that it can bypass the parliament and enact laws detrimental to the country without the people knowing them (Article 122(1)).

    All these smoke and mirror tactics just to fulfil the Singapore Principles of 2013 of division and secularisation of Sri Lanka into the Balkan of the East.

    I stood up against the impeachment of Bandaranayaka which ha no basis. Her judgement which triggered the impeachment was perfect. Instead of removing 13A, the then government took it on her which is wrong.

    However, the Sirisena government is far worse. Now Sri Lanka is under a complete despotic dictatorship.

    I will write an article on this extremely important matter of which most are not aware.

  63. Wickrama Says:

    Lorenzo,

    ““Oya kaage kaageth FILE mage lanka thiyenawaa. e unaada mama ewa eliyata thaanne na.”

    More non-Tiger Tamil spellings ??

    Kathawak thiyenawa nodanna demaleta gihilla warige naha gattha wage kiyala !

    There must be a Tamil equivalent of it?

  64. Wickrama Says:

    Nanda,

    You completely missed my point. What I said was to win a Presidential election you NEED NOT contest from a party. Anybody can win provided people vote for him/her. SIMPLE.

    Next,

    “…….UNP would have won 37% votes, Maha Raja 40 % and Sirisena 22%., so no result.”

    NO RESULT ??
    Are you forgetting the Second (and maybe) the Third preferences??

  65. Ananda-USA Says:

    “Facebook” Lorenzo,

    You said “I have your FILE with me!!”

    OK. SO, … Publish it here at LankaWeb, I DON’T care!

    And then, I would be free to do WHATEVER I like TOO!

    BLOODY EELAMIST HYPOCRITE!

  66. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda-USA,

    That file is NOT for publishing!! No way!

    It is marked CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET.

    Elam, bloody and hypocricy are closer to the losing camp than the winning camp.

  67. SA Kumar Says:

    Ananda-USA / Lorenzo

    You both are not Eelamist so please leave Eealm alone We have Three Eelam & Three CM (tAMIL , Muslim & Sinhala for Malayaham).

    No more Hela-Demilaya (Eelath Thamilar) problem in Sinhala Lanka .

    “I have your FILE with me!!”- Please do not copy MR & JRJ style.

    “I have dream “, Day dream Naalai pirakkum TE , velu where are you ???

  68. SA Kumar Says:

    Elam, bloody and hypocricy are closer to the losing camp than the winning camp.- VP’s man Sampanthan is in MY3 camp.

    so MY3 is losing camp ??? or Sampanthan give up TE day dream for United Mother Lanka , ooo no no no , Velu where are you??

  69. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Ananda:

    Thank you for your response. Of the many things I have observed about Mahinda Rajapakse is that he is a strategist.

    I believe he may have left without questioning the coalition is because sooner or later the military, the Sinhalese nationalists or the Buddhist Sanga will not put up with Sirisena

    THE BIGGEST WEAKNESS OF SIRISENA IS THAT HE HAS TO WORK WITH A MULTI PARTY COALITION WITH DIVERGING INTERESTS.

    Sooner or later they will clash (as in the DMK with the Congress party in India). It would be easier to destabilize his government than that of Rajapakse.. only if he works in the interest of New Delhi and NOT in the interest of the Sinhalese…which BTW he already seems to be doing.
    He has put on hold major Chinese investments
    Immediately opened up dialogue with the Hindu Nationalist party BJP and Modi
    willing to resurrect amendment 13 for the next step to a federal system which then will lead to Elam.

    If the above takes root then Rajapakse knew the “nature of his opponent” and the “nature of his strength within Sri Lanka” India, the Tamils and the Muslims may have just bitten more than they can chew.

  70. Ananda-USA Says:

    BW,

    Yes … I agree with you … the MAIN WEAKNESS of the GOSL of Maitripala Sirisena is INDEED that he has to work with a Multi-Party Coalition with Divergent, often OPPOSING, interests hellbent on their own devious agendas.

    For this reason, I agree with your second conclusion also: MS will be STABBED in the back in the same way he stabbed MR in the BACK … it is only a matter of time.

    I also have TRUST DEFICIT in MS who has shown himself to be a man without HONOR and therefore UNTRUSTWORTHY.

    How can I TRUST someone with the KEYS to the Motherland, who has connived against his leader for MONTHS, prayed at the Dalada Maligawa and ate hoppers with him, and then STABBED him in the back the next day? Yuk!

  71. Ananda-USA Says:

    “Facebook” Lorenzo intones PIOUSLY “That file is NOT for publishing!! No way!”

    WHAT A COPOUT from a DEVIOUS EELAMIST who HAS NOTHING to REVEAL!

    He knows my real name, my professional qualifications, and some work background, nothing else!

    Anyone who knows my real name, that includes the LankaWeb Editors, can do a Google Scholar search and find all there is to know about me from my lifetime of published scientific and engineering professional documents! Furthermore, if you really care, you can pay a company to do a credit check. So, what is the BIG SECRET?

    I challenge this EELAMIST REPROBATE to DIG UP and PUBLISH anything I have done in my ENTIRE LIFE that is unseemly, criminal or dishonorable. As a son of Lanka, my life has been strictly law-abiding and is that of a person who has striven very hard to build upon the early education and training I received in Sri Lanka, to become a productive member of society, and a help to others less fortunate than me.

    With the blessings of the Noble Triple Gem of my Buddhist faith, I have achieved all that I really set out to accomplish in my life. I no longer need to work for a living and I have no need to earn any more money, by means fair or foul. Among those I have helped along the way are mainly deserving people in Sri Lanka, my Motherland that I want to protect and defend, as I am DOING NOW, to the end of my days!

    SO, “Facebook” Lorenzo, Please PUBLISH at LankaWeb and be DAMNED!

    Oh, BTW, I CHALLENGED you to REVEAL ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION, as FULL DISCLOSURE is nothing but proper in one who wants to pry into other people’s knickers; but LO and BEHOLD, we are STILL WAITING … WAITING … and WAITING!

    Those who propose examining other peoples privates MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE! This is the time to EMERGE from under those multiple SHEEPSKINS and PUBLISH YOUR OWN INFORMATION at LankaWeb!

    Over to you “Facebook” Lorenzo, the self declared Deep-Throated WAR GAMES Expert!!! Let’s see how you stand up uto SCRUTINY … with my ENTHUSIASTIC help to SEPARATE the TRUTH from the FALSEHOODS!

    Come on NOW, don’t be bashful now ….TELL ALL to US at LankaWeb …. we are ALL EARS!!

  72. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    WICKREMA !! You are absolutely correct. You don’t have to be in a party to win. Very True. I have written something on this, awaiting publication.

    BTW*** Who is Nickolas ?

    NANDA !! ***He will never come back, don’t be silly.*** REALLY ??? Wait for the Election please. No hurry.

    SAK, You are a real Jester. I have a smile, every time I read your comments. GGRRrrrrr.
    Sinha machan seru seru
    Ko bang ape Velu Velu
    Indiappan Thattu Thattu
    Pol sambal seru seru.

  73. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    A Buddhist Priest says that this government is instilling fear in people, and the Yasapalanaya has already been breached. I hope I understood his sinhala correct.

    Former CJ Sarath Nanda Silva says that the Government has brought the Judiciary to a very low ebb, in the manner that the CJ Mohan Peiris is being treated. It is a vilification of the Judiciary. He say that he does not concur with such action.

    OH YASA !! why disconnect the PALANAYA so soon ? Atleast make it ***PALANAYA YASAY

  74. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda-USA,

    People’s private data should NOT be revealed in PUBLIC forums. That is basic civility!! So I will NOT reveal anything of you and not mine either. Given my military association it can endanger me and my collegues including some people YOU admire.

    Now you seem to have gone totally crazy going dangerously close to committing a criminal offence.

    Anyway without going into specifics, am I wrong in saying that you TOOK THE US OATH because you pride your US citizenship (public information). Am I wrong?

  75. Nanda Says:

    Susantha,
    How come you Trinitian’s remember better Sinhala than us ?
    “Sinha machan seru seru” OMG after very long long time I hear this phrase ! Thank you Sir. Nice one.
    This Any Lingam bugger has been here for long time. I think he can speak Sinhala and write good English but he is pretending.

  76. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ado “Facebook” Lorenzo, “going dangerously close to committing a criminal offence” did you say??!!!

    More BULLSHIT!! Pray tell me what that “criminal offence is” and I’ll EDUCATE you on it!!

    You have no “military connections” to speak of other than Membership in the Tamil Tigers, and FOND HOPES of a connection to the SLDF! You ALWAYS were an EXTRAORDINARY LIAR with inflated EGO! Bah!

    EXPOSING you for the EELAMIST HYPOCRITE that you are is NO CRMINAL OFFENCE in any court of law! You own ACTIVITIES at LankaWeb ALONE is sufficient PROOF!

    ……………………..
    “People’s private data should NOT be revealed in PUBLIC forums. That is basic civility” you say!!

    YES, INDEED … TOOK you SOME TIME TO FIGURE THAT GEM OUT … didn’t it?? Perhaps AIDED by the POTENTIAL EXPOSURE of your own Private Parts to the general Public?? Oh My God, What a BLOODY HYPOCRITE YOU ARE!!

    But, that DOES NOT STOP YOU from TRYING to insert your fingers in my PERSONAL KNICKERS, asking “am I wrong in saying that you TOOK THE US OATH because you pride your US citizenship”??

    You just don’t seem to UNDERSTAND the PRINCIPLE of PRIVACY, do you?? Besides, if it is PUBLIC information … get it and PUBLISH it HERE yourself …. why do you need my assistance??

    BLOODY EELAMIST HYPOCRITE … to the VERY END!!

  77. Ananda-USA Says:

    Susantha,

    It was never “Yasapalanaya” but “VasaPalanaya”!

    I love the poem you wrote to SAK!

  78. SA Kumar Says:

    Sinha machan seru seru – seru seru?
    Ko bang ape Velu Velu- Ko bang ape? -ape mean mine
    Indiappan Thattu Thattu- understod
    Pol sambal seru seru.- Pol samal ok , what to mean by seru seru you mean join joint?

    Please translate for me Sorry I only know dika dika chinhalam

    SAK, You are a real Jester. I have a smile, every time I read your comments. GGRRrrrrr.
    Thanks Susantha, at least we all are laughing now after long time (33 +5 years). all thanks goes to MR & Family
    even though he killed my Thesiya Thalavar VP.

  79. Ananda-USA Says:

    WOW … it is for the RICH only! Rs 500,000 payment for a former Sri Lankan to get Dual Citizenship is VERY HIGH!

    On the other hand, people not of Sri Lankan origin should not get citizenship for ANY PRICE, unless they are SPOUSES of former Sri Lankans who apply for Dual Citizenship for whom the payment should be the same as for the spouse!
    ………………………..
    Dual citizenship potentially available to all Lankans

    DailyMirror.lk
    January 29, 2015

    Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake presenting the interim budget 2015 today said that the option of dual citizenship would be available to all persons of Sri Lankan origin and granted after due evaluation. A payment of Rs. 500,000 will have to precede each individual request.

    Furthermore, provision will be made for foreigners seeking resident status in Sri Lanka who are in a position to invest US$ 10 million in the country. All such applications would be subject to the approval of Defence Ministry, and would need to be renewed every 5 years. The visa fee for such persons will be Rs. 2.5 million.

  80. SA Kumar Says:

    Dual citizenship potentially available to all Lankans-very clever move no one can complien because no one can afford.
    Golden three (MS RW CBK) also now We-Tamil have nothing to cray.

    We Velu very soon ,Where are you velu ( last found his underwear(kovanam) at Nanthi kaddal on 19th May 2009).

    Modi will visit Saiva TE (NP) on 19th of March 2015,

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