Rajapaksa blames Americans, Norwegians, Europeans and India for defeat
Posted on March 13th, 2015

Courtesy The Statesman

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed India, the US and European countries for his humiliating defeat in the January election.

“It was very open, Americans, the Norwegians, Europeans were openly working against me. And RAW (India’s Research Analysis Wing),” Rajapaksa told the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post in an interview.

“Both the US and India openly used their embassies to bring me down,” Rajapaksa said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country.

A media report from Colombo soon after Rajapaksa’s defeat in the January 8 election had said that a RAW official was instrumental in uniting rival political parties – the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) – against him during the polls.

According to the report, the unnamed official was also asked to leave the country.

India had rejected the report saying that all the normal tenure of an Indian diplomat in Sri lanka is three years and all officials who have been transferred during last year have completed that.

“It’s a normal transfer,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesman had said.

Rajapaksa, who was defeated by his ex-aide Maithripala Sirisena, at that time had said that he did not know all the facts.

In his interview to the Post yesterday Rajapaksa said “I asked the Indians, ‘Why are you doing this? It’s an open secret what you are doing’. I had assured them that I would never allow the Sri Lankan soil to be used against any friendly country, but they had other ideas,” he said.

He also defended Chinese infrastructure projects which were started in the country during his regime.

Asked if the docking of two Chinese submarines in Sri Lanka last year had raised India’s hackles, Rajapaksa said: “whenever Chinese submarines come to this part of the world, they always inform India.

“The Chinese president was here, so the subs were here.

Find out how many Indian submarines and warships came to our waters when the Indian prime minister came for the SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit [in 2008],” he said.

During a visit to Beijing last month, Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the docking of a Chinese submarine at Colombo harbour coincided with the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Sri Lankan capital and the new government will not allow foreign submarines to use the Island’s ports.

Rajapaksa also told the Post that Lanka’s new government is being unfair to China by unnecessarily dragging it into domestic politics.

“They should be thankful to China for the help they extended; instead these people are treating China like a criminal,” he said.
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33 Responses to “Rajapaksa blames Americans, Norwegians, Europeans and India for defeat”

  1. Charles Says:

    Ananda -USA You seem to have had the same fate of Mahinda Rajapakse.

    We see and cry for Sri Lanka which is being hanged by the neck until it is dead by the hangman Sirisena, with Ranil to check the strength of the rope and Champika to read the holy verses. I do not feel like writing any more we were never hypocrits we shed our own tears for the departure of the great leader and Statesman Mahinda Rajapakse our tears were not crocodile tears. Take ca

  2. Charles Says:

    Ananda-USA You had the same fate of Mahinda Rajapakse. We cry as Sri Lanka is being hanged by the neck until it is dead by the hangman Sirisena, with Ranil to check the strength of the rope and Champika to read the holy verses.

    We shed true tears (not that of crocodiles) for the departure of a great Leader a rare Statesmand Sri Lanka ever had -Mahinda Rajapakse.

    It is pointless writing. What good will it do ? Let us weep silently hoping that there would be a rising of the Pheonix. Take care Ananda and be well whereever you are.

  3. SA Kumar Says:

    Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed India, the US and European countries for his humiliating defeat – This is what our late Thesiya Thalaiver VP said as well for his humiliating defeat !!!

    Ondume Vilanghavila intha ulakanththile (do not understand what happing in this world ) ennovo Naddakkuthu Marmama urukkuthu (some thing happing but all in dark ) !

    Why UNP want election now but SLFP do not want now ??? Please any one have answer …..

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    CHARLES !!! I SHARE THE SAME SENTIMENTS WITH YOU. MANY STRONG WILLED PATRIOTS ARE NOW GOING MISSING, ON THE LANKA WEB. HOPE THERE WILL BE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

    RAVIS BROTHER-IN-LAW GIVEN A RS.600,000.00 per month JOB. NEPOTISM, THREATS AND INTIMIDATION, LIES AND DECEPTION ARE THE ORDER OF THE DAY.***Kaata kiyannada ?***Kiyala wedak nehe.***

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    I do not blame former President Mahinda Rajapakse if he sounds bitter about various external powers. I agree with what he says. Sri Lanka leader, MR, treated all according to the Dharma, as cordially as possible, the Tamil people included. He saved them from the LTTE. The past GoSL did a wonderful job considering the odds against them. The worst treatment came from Britain, the last Colonial power, with other colonists in tow. They are the great ‘divide & rule’ people.

    Does anyone know the outcome for Sri Lanka post Sirisena visit to Britain, apart from helping Sri Lanka with the “drug menace via the high seas” ? Is it a case of ‘Panina Rilawunta inimung bandinawa’ – we hope not.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dear President MR,
    Charles & Susantha, and all Concerned Others :

    Never give up, however down we are. Truth wins. This is the Universal Law. Events change and the Wheel of Dharma keeps on turning. Our turn for decent folk is coming to shine.

    We must all learn to make lemonaide out of lemons of Kali Yuga time.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Has Pres Sirisena copied MR’s Manifesto to cover Mr Modi’s visit ?

    http://www.adaderana.lk/news/30119/india-to-help-trincomalee-become-regional-energy-hub

  8. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN D !!! YOU REMIND ME OF CHURCHILLS FAMOUS SAYING***NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP***

    WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IS UTTERLY DESPOTIC, WITH RAMPANT NEPOTISM, INTIMIDATION, AND VEILED THREATS, TO THE VERY SRILANKANS WHO BROUGHT THESE BUGGERS TO POWER.

    BUGGERS ARE MAKING FOREIGN TRIPS GALORE. BUGGERS ARE PLAYING OUT THE **EXCHEQUER** LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE. IN MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, THESE BUGGERS WOULD HAVE GOT THE BULLET BY NOW, AND WOULD BE IN ASHES BY NOW.

    THE THREE HEADED HYDRA HAS BROUGHT SO MUCH FEAR TO THE SINHALESE. IT APPEARS THAT THE SINGHALESE WILL NEVER RISE AGAIN. THERE HAS TO BE A REVOLUTIONARY MIRACLE, TO CHANGE THE SITUATION. I FERVANTLY BELIEVE THAT THE GUARDIAN DIETIES OF SRI LANKA, WILL LOOK AFTER THE SINHALESE BUDDHISTS.

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    Susantha,

    Never, never, never, give up !

    Truth Wins ! That is true, however long it takes. That is the Law that governs the Universe.

  10. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Charles

    It’s true that We shed true tears (not that of crocodiles) for the departure of a great Leader a rare Statesmand Sri Lanka ever had -Mahinda Rajapakse.

    But on the other hand Mahinda himself is totally responsible for the mess up caused during campaign due to;
    1. Failure to understand the major allegations against him which were corruption and nepotism
    2. Failure to understand the effectiveness of the modern electronic propaganda based on internet and face book
    3. Handing over Presidential election campaign exclusively to Basil and Namal
    4. Campaign should have been taken aggressively offensive and convincingly defensive approach rather than taking a mild approach based on economic performance and the war victory

  11. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    NMY !!!

    CORRUPTION AND NEPOTISM ARE TWO DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASES, THAT THE PRESENT YAHAPALANAYA BIG WIGS ARE PRESENTLY AFFLICTED WITH. THEY HAVE TO BE GOT RID OF LIKE SMALL POX, WHERE THEY EVEN BURN THE BEDDING THEY SLEEP ON. THE DISEASE IS SPREADING FAST, UNSTOPPABLE.

    MR DID GIVE COMPUTERS TO THOUSANDS OF SCHOOLS. SO KNOWLEDGE ON THAT SPHERE WAS OPEN.

    YES NAMAL BOGGED THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN, WITH BASIL MAAMA.

    FRAN D. !!! SALE OF SRI LANKA TO THE MODIANS ARE GETTING ON AT APACE. ASS KISSING YASA PALANAYA IS REALLY BEING SERVILE TO THE INDIANS. AS S.AK SAID, WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR A PLACE TO HIDE, HIDE.

    CAMPAIGN MARKETING SLOGAN WAS NOT IN VOGUE WITH THE TREND. WRONG APPROACH.

  12. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    The evidence for me was Sirisena’s visit to London. David Cameron made sure there were no mobs of Tamils in London holding placards with LITE on them as in the visit when Rajapakse went to London. the stark difference shows the blatant support of these powers to oust Rajapakse and put in the Sirisena Coalition.

  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    BW,

    I agree with you that Britain has played a key role in Tamil affairs in Lanka. Sir Ranil is the Agency House in Lanka !

    ——–

    Re India : Lanka will have to give and take with India. But there is no need to abjectly give into all their wishes. Re Trinco : I think Mr Sirisena has copied MR’s vision to see Trinco harbor as an Industrial Harbor. The Indians have agreed on that line of thinking.

  14. Christie Says:

    Namaste: The Hindu published a similar interview and my comment ;”The former President called an early election. The Indian imperialists (India) were ready to correct its mistake in 2005 when it backed Mahinda Rajapaksa over Ranil Wickramasinge. Indian imperialists advised Indian block vote in the island to abstain from voting. The reason for the preference was Indian imperialists thought it will be easier to negotiate with Mahinda an unknown matter for India. Unfortunately for India, Mahinda did not follow Indian directions as former Sri Lankan leaders did since 1956. In 2010 India enrolled General Sarath Fonseka as a presidential candidate against Mahinda and failed. So behind the scene as Indian imperialist always do they were planning for years and got former governor Chandrika to do the job and succeeded with doing a repeat of what India did with her father SWRD 1951. India did not have to wait for four year this time. India managed to divide the non-Indian vote and got the Indian block vote for Sirisena the new governor of Sri Lanka.” Jai Hind

  15. Davis Says:

    Not only Rajapaksa but VP also blaming those countries from the right start for his defeat. It is undeniable fact that LTTE was overpowered because of USA and India. If those 10 Ships were not been destroyed (Thanks for the USA intelligence) in the mid high seas there were no chance of winning this war. According to the Defence Secretary of USA and SL former Defence Secretary has once acknowledged too. Now what needs to done is Lets start all over again. Mahinda should collaborate with VP or his rep(if he is not in alive) and work together as he did in 2010 and also R Premadasa did in his era. but this time must work together genuinely. AYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Lanka Mathaaaaaaa. You are always in strive since independence 1948. No point in crying over the spilled milk now. Damage is already been made by successive Government of SL.

  16. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Fran Diaz:
    when it comes to “give and take” India too will have to submit. It is not an edict that in the past, presently or in the future such a basket case as India who has a massive corruption problem should be setting the terms to anyone about who should be giving and taking.

    Sri Lanka has had ENOUGH of India’s role in that 30 year long war, a war that was one third a century long and equals the European 30 year war of the Roses in length. Sri Lanka BEAT THE ODDS AGAINST INDIA AND WON THAT WAR. THAT WAS ONLY 5 YEARS AGO. NOW INDIA ASSUMES SHE CAN AGAIN PLAY THE IMPERIAL POWER WITH SRI LANKA WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES? I expect more from our movement than to give into some Hindu nationalist Thugs.

  17. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Fran Diaz: one more issue and I will put it in caps

    SINCE INDIA HAD A DIRECT HAND IN THE OUSTER OF RAJAPAKSE BECAUSE OF THE PERCEIVED THREAT OF 2 CHINESE SUBMARINES. AND INDIA THEN WENT ABOUT USING THE EXCUSE OF DEMOCRACY TO REPLACE RAJAPAKSE WITH THIS COALTION OF SIRISENA AND NOW THAT

    SIRISENA IS DOING INDIA’S BIDDING IN SUSPENDING A KEY ECONOMIC ISSUE SUCH AS THE COLOMBO PORT DEAL BASED ON A FLIMSY EXCUSE OF AN “ENVIRONMENT IMPACT” REPORT.

    Sri Lanka must DEMAND MORE FROM INDIA THAN WHAT CHINA CAN OFFER FOR THIS MALICIOUS CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT, FOR COW TOWING TO

    NARENDRA MODI WHO IS GENOCIDAL MURDEROUS HINDU THUG WHO SAW TO THE GENOCIDE OF 1500 GUJARATI MUSLIMS WHEN HE WAS CHIEF MINISTER OF GUJARAT. SIDE NOTE: ALI JINNAH THE FATHER OF PAKISTAN WAS A GUJARATI MUSLIM AS WELL AS THE MAHATMA WHO WAS A GUJARATI HINDU. THIS THUG NOW THINKS HE CAN SET THE TERMS FOR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEW DELHI AND COLOMBO

    IN THIS CASE IT IS COLOMBO THAT SHOULD DEMAND FROM INDIA FAR MORE THAN THE FRACTURED RELATIONSHIP SRI LANKA HAD TO DO WITH CHINA IN ORDER TO PLEASE THIS HINDU THUG.

    ONE ISSUE SRI LANKA CAN DEMAND IS MILITARY AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM INDIA

    INDIA GOT HER NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FOR FREE FROM THE USSR
    INDIA GOT MOST OF HER SPACE TECHNOLOGY FREE FROM THE USSR AND THE US
    INDIA ROUTINELY DEMANDS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS WITH ANY MILITARY DEALS SHE DOES.

    IF SO IT IS TIME THAT COLOMBO ASK OF INDIA FAR MORE THAN WHAT COLOMBO HAD WITH BEIJING OR THE WHOLE REASON FOR THE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT IS INVALID.

  18. ranjit Says:

    India & Norway both for what they did to my country cannot be forgotten so easily. In my eyes and millions of Sri Lankan eyes these two shit countries were always will be NO #1 enemy. India for making a suicide Bomber to destroy my country and Norway for aiding and abetting LTTE terrorists to break the country to pieces. So I will never talk about these two gangsters whether they are good or bad. It’s a shame that we have a President and a Prime Minister who bent their backs to these two big shits again to destroy the unity and the development progress we had under the great leader Mahinda Rajapksa.

    Sirisena is an amateur and a coward who hasn’t any charisma or knowledge of foreign affairs to be a President of Sri Lanka. CBK & Ranil both were cunning foxes who have managed to get the power back in to their hands thru a coup which was orchestrated by foreign hands.This the truth no one can deny. Biggest corrupter s are with this Yahapalana clique as you all know. With two major corruption cases behind Ravi the MAHA HORA got the Finance Minister’s post was a big farce. Uneducated young novice got the Education Minister’s post was another joke. How can these jokers Govern a country without any education or experience? If these jokers want to run a clean Govt they should first investigate their own thieves and clean it up then they should do is not to go behind the old regiment but continue what ever the good they have done and scrap the bad and Govern as per the wishes of the Majority Sinhalese without giving more concessions to ungrateful Tamils & Muslims. No one can push the Sinhalese to a side.First priority in every business concern the country should be given to the Sinhalese not Tamils or Muslims although they are too our citizens. This is the Sinhala country which was here for two thousand six hundred years living side by side with every race,color and religion in harmony and in peace so it should be like that way in the future too not to break and give piece by piece to any group. No one can dictate us what to do.Foreign Govt’s must mind their own business and hands off my country if not we can expect another blood bath for sure in the future.

  19. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Todays news in the Hindu Daily Digest is that Sirisena is seekint Modi’s assistance in “uncovering” the “massive corruption” of Rajapakse. Soon, very soon there will an inquiry as to how and why Sirisena and Wickremeingha were found dead. Is it an accident or was it an assassination?

  20. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    I want to share a historical event:

    Caesar asked Cleopatra “How long will the Roman soldiers last in Alexandria?” Cleopatra replied “Only a day to take down the Roman soldiers Caesar, only a day. From the rooftops to the brothels, from the bars to every corner of the city the Roman soldiers will be picked out and none will remain. It will take only a day”.

    After Caesar died Mark Anthony developed a close relationship with Cleopatra. They loved to debate strategy. In one of them Mark Anthony told Cleopatra “A garrison of my Roman soldiers fully armed could easily defeat a regiment of your Egyptian soldiers”. Cleopatra, her back to Mark Anthony stated in a deliberate voice “only when they are armed. When they are in civilian clothing or naked of their weapons even a child could take each of them down”. Mark Anthony immediately replied. “their deaths would be avenged a hundred fold by the Roman legions”. Cleopatra turned to Mark Anthony and asked “don’t your soldiers have family in Alexandria? How long will your legions be loyal to the great Roman Empire when they see that their families and loved ones, friends, business partners, their wives, mothers, children and even babies are killed? How long will the next Roman legion fear their acts would lead to the death of their loved ones over their loyalty to Rome. How long?

    The strange thing about Roman power in ancient Egypt was that the men in power were most vulnerable when those that they loved were targeted since they were too well protected.

  21. SA Kumar Says:

    Soon, very soon there will an inquiry as to how and why Sirisena and Wickremeingha were found dead. Is it an accident or was it an assassination?- reminded me our 33 years time Eelam war I to V.

  22. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    “The weakest link in any power is the ones he loves. Be it king or soldier the millions thousands of those who live among the population assuming they are safe pay for the deeds of their relatives and loved ones who as leaders or as soldiers cannot be taken down.

    But once a leader and his soldiers realize that their loved ones who are among the populace are paying the price for what they have done they will be stripped of their power.

  23. AnuD Says:

    I think. Eliminate the Executive presidency. Eventually, there will be no other way except removing the 13th amendment.

    Just watch what I say.

    Because, removing the executive presidency will ruin the country. the solution will be to remove the 13th amendment.

  24. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    AnuD !!! MODI TOYYA HAS SEALED THE 13TH. PRESIDENT IS NOW LIKE AN UGUDUWA, AFTER EATING KITUL ATA. HE WILL SUFFER THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE IN CONSTIPATION. IT WILL BE A TERMINAL ILLNESS FOR HIM. OTHER TOYYAS TOO WILL SUFFER THE SAME FATE.

    Just an old joke with new actors.:- President has not had bowel movements for a long time after eating Kitul Ata. Jackal-i Champaka was sent post haste to Dr. Kapatish Narendra, and he conveyed to Dr. **BIG CHIEF SIRISENA, NO SHIT**.
    Dr.Kapatish Narendra new the symptoms, and said, “”I will come”” He collected his medical bag with a large dose of 13th, and came to the Big Chief’s room, and saw him under closed doors. He made the Big Chief swallow the large dose of 13th, and returned home.

    Next day Jackal-i ran back to Dr. Kapatish and told him***BEEEG SHIT… No Chief***

  25. Fran Diaz Says:

    BW,

    You misunderstand my intent. Since India is our closest neighbor, it augurs well for Lanka to have some ‘give & take’ with India. I totally agree with you that Lanka has to use more clout at the bargaining table not only with India but with all other nations Lanka deals with economically and otherwise. To date, others ‘take’ and Lanka ‘gives in’.
    ——–
    A perceived guilt is pasted on Lanka re the Tamils of Lanka – this point of view being nurtured constantly by the Tamil Diaspora and kept alive by western media and churches. Any Govt. of Lanka need not feel guilty about Tamils of Lanka at all. All games against the ordinary Hindu Tamil are conceived by Tamil leaders who are games players playing with the west and Tamil Nadu, drawing in the west and Delhi govt as well. The west, Britain in particular, is using this to their own advantage.

    Btw, Scotland has started growing TEA there, although in small quantity – and it costs some 10 Pds St per pot ! Hallelujah ! British self sufficiency by any means the rest of the world is safer.

  26. Fran Diaz Says:

    Also let us bear in mind that it was the Congress Party of India, during the Cold War times, that trained the LTTE in Tamil Nadu. It was not the Modi Govt that did that.

    India trained the LTTE to counter the Communist JVP.

    The JVP was/is composed of Sinhala/Buddhist villagers mostly. It is the JVP youth who were massacred by then govts of Lanka. The JVP youth have suffered immensely. It is they, however difficult, who must be upgraded through discipline and job oriented education. MR was doing that through the Army before the new illegal govt came in.

    Mr Modi, Lanka will be ever grateful to you if you take back all the Tamil illegal migrants in Lanka. Please put them all to work in the Smart Cities you have in mind for Tamil Nadu area. Also, please do keep the Tamils in so called Refugee Camps in Tamil Nadu and put them to work in the Smart Cities too.

  27. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Fran Diaz

    We both seem to be missing each others point. NOW Sri Lanka must demand MORE from India for helping oust Rajapakse and damage the relationship with China.

    If CHINA OFFERS SRI LANKA A BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF INVESTMENT, INDIA MUST OFFER 2 BILLION. THAT IS THE PRICE OF OUSTING A LEADER
    AND
    DAMAGING A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE.

    SECONDLY THE SUPPORT FROM INDIA TO THE TAMIL TIGERS IS FROM NEW DELHI. IT WAS THE CONGRESS BUT THE CAPITAL, THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY RAW AND TAMIL NADU STILL SUPPORTS THE MOVEMENT. ONE EXAMPLE IF MODI’S VISIT TO JAFFNA WHILE AVOIDING SINGHALESE CENTERS LIKE KANDY OR GALLE.

    NOW THE TAMILS OW AN APOLOGY TO THE SINGHALESE. TAMIL NADU OWES AN APOLOGY FOR SUPPORTING TERRORISM AGAINST THE SINGHALESE
    JAFFNA OWES AN APOLOGY TO THE SINGHALESE AND SO DOES THE TAMILS IN SRI LANKA AND ABROAD IF THERE IS GOING TO BE ANY KIND OF RECONCILIATION.

    KUMAR. i AM GLAD YOU QUOTED ME. OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU TAMILS CAN DO WHAT YOU PLEASE WITH THE SINGHALESE LEADERSHIP THEN COME UP WITH A CONVENIENT EXCUSE WHY YOU DID IT.

    NOW YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SINGHALESE CAN DO THE SAME. PUSH TOO HARD TAMIL MAN AND WE SINGHALESE WILL PUSH BACK.

  28. Sooriarachi Says:

    India and USA found a weak leader to defeat Rajapakse with the help of minority votes, including the Indian Tamils in the hill country, obviously manipulated by the Indian RAW. They also created the BBS to antagonise unsuspecting Muslims, who too got sucked in and voted against Rajapakse. Before these conspiracies comes to light and before the people discover the new leaders gave bogus promises, and before the President’s powers are reduced, there is a strong push by India and the West to get this weak President to implement the Indian forced 13 A and then have early elections, whilst the people are still in a confused state. Hopefully, Sirisena might wake up realising he is being taken for a sucker and decide not to cave in to India’s wishes.

  29. Fran Diaz Says:

    BW,

    All these countries & organisations mentioned below owe Lanka an apology as well compensation for immense damage done to the country and the People of Lanka for two centuries in time :

    1. Because of British Colonisation of Lanka and bringing over a million Tamil people to Lanka – certainly Britain owes Lanka an apology and compensation. There is a list of atrocities committed by the British when they colonised Lanka, including the Uva Wellassa massacres. Also, sending liquor to the last King of Kandy, Sri Wickrema Rajasingha, and the King in drunken rages ordered the killing of his powerful Dissawas, which in turn brought his downfall.

    2. The Portuguese also owe at least an apology for ransacking ancient sites of Buddhist education in the South of Lanka and using the stones from those buildings to build their Forts. Also, for forced conversions and favors to those converted. Introduction of liquor into the country.

    3. The Dutch did the least damage but they too brought in Tamil labor from Tamil Nadu and introduced tobacco to Lanka.

    4. India owes Lanka for LTTE terrorism (during Cold War times). Immense damage done to Lanka there with loss of Sinhala/Buddhist leaders and lives, also loss of property and lives of minorities too.

    5. The west and churches & NGOs in general for supporting Tamil Tigers (LTTE).

    ———–

    I do agree with Soori that the People of Lanka are confused, and sooner we have proper elections (not rigged as last time) the better for all in Lanka. A strong and properly functioning Government that earns the respect of the entire world a must. At present the new illegal govt seems like a weird circus/pirate performance, to do some kind of horror show and plunder …. ? All that we value in life seems upside down.

  30. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    BW, Ranil found dead? Yes So many people cursing him it will happen soon. Now what about Fran Diaz’s OBAMA?? No one is talking about him. What about The punk Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya? When did JVP punk, murderer joined the election department? Who appointed him? It is OBAMA. What about this Dr. Mendis? he works inside the white house. Like CHARLES SAYS, he is crying, but I say DON”T CRY FOR SRI LANKA. Hathara Warma Devathavo will request the Huniam Devathava to KILL these sub-humans, RANIL AND CHANDRIKA. Read carefully what MR said do not misinterpret Statesman, the facts. MR said that it was INDIAN RAW AND CIA UNDER CONTROL OF OBAMA DID IT. OBAMA IS NOT AN AMWERICAN, why because RUDI said it and Bobby Dingel seconded it they have not apologized for it.

  31. Sunil Mahattaya Says:

    All the viewpoints about the whys and wherefores leading to the Rajapaksa defeat seem plausible in a very abstract sense only.All the external sources which contributed towards it were very real but the bottom line is that it was the general voting public that really defeated Prez MR. The masses who were disgruntled and frustrated about their sufferings at consumer level, the patronage of the Rajapaksa clan who at times overstepped metes and bounds towards maintaining the equilibrium of the Sinhala nation as they overlooked many crying issues relative to the needs of the people regardless of the implications and the gross neglect involved where the Rajapaksa clan despite the vast beneficial changes to the countru in many perspectives also made huge mistakes which angered the voting public.Now the monsters of the UNP and all the deadbeat politicos of the coalition who have no right to govern have been let loose and are on a virtual rampage~ hopefully for a brief sojourn only until MR learns quickly from his mistakes and makes a comeback through rweaching out to the very people who somewhat misguidedly defeated him and win their hearts. It was their vote that brought the Rajapaksa regime down rather than the influences of America, Norway, Europe and India if one looks at it realistically and a lame excuse as the MR Administration previously was rock solid and indefatigable from many perspectives but in the end became very fallible based on idealogies that were unacceptable to the people of Sri Lanka as they indicated autocracy and irresponsibility!It was a fall from grace and popularity that was unprecedented in the history of Sri Lanka politics given the adulation he had in the aftermath of the LTTE defeat and the love and respect he enjoyed then! He now has a lot of soul searching and bridge building between himself and the Sinhala Nation to accomplish.

  32. SA Kumar Says:

    NOW YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SINGHALESE CAN DO THE SAME. PUSH TOO HARD TAMIL MAN AND WE SINGHALESE WILL PUSH BACK- My Chinhala Brother We were doing this push & push back since 1948 .

    I still laugh your song Modi coming Modaya going ….. let’s write a Tamil/Sinhala baila like those our old golden days
    (AE manoharan ,Nigal lension, M S Fenando Paramesh & Konesh many more …. )

    NB/ if any one talk about 13A Please read this fact , Thanks SW
    MODI TOYYA HAS SEALED THE 13TH. PRESIDENT IS NOW LIKE AN UGUDUWA, AFTER EATING KITUL ATA. HE WILL SUFFER THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE IN CONSTIPATION. IT WILL BE A TERMINAL ILLNESS FOR HIM. OTHER TOYYAS TOO WILL SUFFER THE SAME FATE.

    Modi said in Jaffna He can see Rameswaran from Thallai Mannar when he open new railway line .
    You know Why We kicked out IPKF even though they offered NEP in gold plate !!!

  33. Nimal Says:

    Fran
    I would like to disagree with you about British bringing drinks to Kandy. Even before their times there were terrible indulgences by our rulers of the past.It was everywhere in the world that included England.
    England came out of their generations old sufferings and out of pity people like John O,doyle,a philanthropist wanted the same good life for our people who were suffering just like their people suffered under their own chieftains and church. Kandyan convention was an arrangement to rid of one tyrant by the others wanted his place.
    This exactly the misinformation that the diaspora is peddling that at the end of our recent conflict that are troops massacred 40,000 people which is not true like the vallasa massacre.These leaders after the King wanted the same style of suppressive rule as the ousted king.
    Just think for your self. What did our former rulers ever did for the people? Did they build hospitals,schools,court houses government administrative structure,rail,tea estates etc.
    People are also critical of Indian labour that is doing the vital tea plucking though the natives will never do.This goes for the western countries to where the natives will never do some type of work and happily get foreigners to do. Even the 1848 was another attempt by the elite to grab power using a pretext and the country flourished ever since. There were excesses by the colonials but it was corrected and put right by the same people, not out of fear but out of moral obligation to the human race.
    I don’t want to be personal but you have a posh name like Diaz and the reason seems obvious that your ancestors identified with people of the colonial type that did good and we are sadly in self denial.
    I just can’t understand how people living in the western countries have the stupidity to write silly comments, thus denying our people the same comforts that they are enjoying in the West. They wouldn’t write all this rubbish, if they have a true interest in SL,invest there.
    Moderator seems to delete my comments as the truth hurts and I too wasting my valuable time here though I will peruse directly with the people there to persuade them to do the right thing.No time to correct.

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