UNP & Tamils hijack Sirisena in London
Posted on March 17th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Practically every visiting Sri Lankan dignitary to UK – from the head of state downward – is honored  with an official reception accorded at the London High Commission. Following this time-tested tradition the reception for the visiting President Maithripala Sirisena to meet the Sri Lankan Diaspora should have been held at the High Commission. These receptions maintain dignity, decorum and diplomatic protocol fitting for the visiting dignitaries. But this time the reception to receive President Sirisena was not held at the High Commission. It was held at Lancaster Hotel.

Why?

The Tamil Diaspora in UK refused to attend the reception if it was going  to be held at the High Commission – the little bit of Sri Lanka in UK which they refuse to recognize. The Tamil diaspora was, as usual, taking their politics to the extreme. They were bluntly refusing to acknowledge the state that President Sirisena was representing. In other words, they were dictating terms to President Sirisena. They were telling him bluntly: You come to us because we are not going to come to you.  So the President of Sri Lanka went down to Lancaster Hotel abandoning Sri Lankan territory in London.

Of course, this was done with good intentions of appeasing the aggressive Tamil Diaspora in UK.  He was hoping to win over the intransigent Tamils in the Diaspora. But that was not forthcoming.

To begin with the reception itself was disorderly. Every Tom, Dick and Harry walked in without any security checks. It posed a serious security risk to the President. The neutral attendees, whether Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese, were puzzled by the unruly goings-on at the reception. They were served only fruit drinks and nuts which was quite appropriate for some who behaved as if they were in the simian section of a zoo. One Tamil participant described it as a veritable cattle market.”

But that can be overlooked. What is most significant are the political undercurrents that dominated the reception. The President, in his usual quiet  manner, was relegated to corner where he sat with a permanent smile on his face. The show was taken over D.M. Swaminathan, the UNP Cabinet Minister for Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs, who was babbling most of the time, with the President smiling in  his corner. Asath Sally was acting in a similar authoritative mode, running the show for the Muslims. The Sinhalese were most disappointed because they felt that they had no place in interacting with the President.

Swaminathan was virtually the master of ceremonies. He was trying  to boost the image of Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government as the next best thing for the Tamils since Prabhakaran went down Nandikadal. His message to the Tamils was essentially a vote-winning exercise. He promised the Tamils that they will get almost everything that is nearest to Eelam when the UNP comes into power. He promised Police powers, land, employment  and release of LTTE prisoners etc. Asath Sally, not to be outdone, echoed similar sentiments to the Muslims. There was none from the Sinhala community to voice their opinions.

President Sirisena sat in his corner smiling all the time without commenting, creating the impression that Swaminathan was not only right but will get everything that he wants. After the meeting the Tamils were cock-a-hoop. They were crowing that they got the President down to them instead of them going to him.

Mangala Samaraweera, the Foreign Minister, in the meantime,, had one-to-one meetings with Suren Surendran, the vociferous spokesperson for the Global Tamil Forum and its patron saint, Fr. S.J. Emmanuel.

Sinhalese and Tamil moderates who defy Tamil politics linked to Prabhakaranism are bitter with the manner in which Swaminathan and Asath Sally hijacked President Sirisena. They consider this event as the shape of things to come. They feel that President Sirisena has been pushed into an embarrassing corner by the UNPers. They argue that the future depends in getting President Sirisena  out of the clutches of the UNP.

The Tamils, as usual, are playing their game of pyromaniacs and fire fighters simultaneously. This has been their traditional duplicitous role. They pretend to be peace-loving fire fighters to the world at large while covertly and overtly lighting unmanageable fires in every little corner of the globe.  While one  section of the Tamil Diaspora was pressuring President Sirisena to give into their demands at Lancaster Hotel the other section took to the streets accusing  him of committing genocide”. They were reminding him that he was the Acting Defence Minister in the last stage of the war and he too is responsible for the genocide” of Tamils. In a conciliatory gesture President Sirisena waved to the protesters before he got into the car and drove away.

The Tamil Diaspora was confident that they had won the day by conveying their message to the President. The message was clear : Neither the President’s smile nor his presence was going to appease the Tamils who find their new anti-Sri Lankan politics in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) resolution that accuses all Sri Lankan leaders – including President Sirisena – of committing genocide”.

The Tamil Diaspora has been given another propaganda tool to reinforce their anti-Sri Lankan politics by the Chief Minister of NPC, C. V. Wigneswaran, who speaks in forked tongues. He told the President, with a broad smile, that the NPC resolution was not against him or his government though, in fact, President’s name is listed in black and white in the resolution as one of the leaders who had committed genocide”. .

 Coming events have unmistakably and unequivocally cast their shadows at Lancaster Hotel.

20 Responses to “UNP & Tamils hijack Sirisena in London”

  1. SA Kumar Says:

    President Sirisena sat in his corner smiling all the time without commenting – This is call people president !!!
    In a conciliatory gesture President Sirisena waved to the protesters before he got into the car and drove away !
    UNP & Tamils hijack Sirisena – No one can hijack MS !!!

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SA K !!! MS HAS ALREADY BEEN HIJACKED. TAMILS HAVE DONE IT. UNP HAS DONE IT. SO PLEASE WAKE UP TO SEE REALITIES. MS WILL TOLERATE YOU TAMILS FOR A LITTLE WHILE MORE. Meanwhile, bask in the sunshine. Nothing is permanent. All things are transient.**LORD BUDDHA**

  3. SA Kumar Says:

    MS HAS ALREADY BEEN HIJACKED- Right & Wrong , Hijacked by Hindhustani !!!
    no point wake up now let us sleep in Nanthikadal for a while since May 2009 .

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SA K !! Good decision. Sleep baby sleep.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Whatever gatherings happen abroad, here are the real issues :

    All Peaace loving citizens of Lanka should shout with One Voice to REMOVE THE 13-A ! It is mainly the 13-A that gives fuel to all Separatists.

    Lankans of all hue should tell Tamil Nadu that Caste Problems of Tamils and TN fishermens problems are TAMIL NADU PROBLEMS, NOT Lanka problems. Lanka should never accept TN problems. It is dumb to accept TN problems as Lanka problems. Sinhala folk are being taken for a ride whilst the Tamil Diaspora do their Red Herring Dances to distract the foreigners from the REAL Tamil problems which begin in Tamil Nadu.

    Tamil Leaders of Lanka should realise that thinking people can see through them too, as Tamil leaders of Lanka play up to please foreign interests whilst keeping local Tamils down by not using govt provided funds for the North and not moving Tamil tea pluckers out of the Brit slave type line rooms even though the MR govt offered to do so. The Beggars Wounds story, ya’know !!

  6. jay-ran Says:

    This is the real nature of the BETRAYER JARA PALANAYA KING GONG SIRA!!! I think this idiot cannot speak a word of English.It was evident in all his visits abroad and here that HE ONLY SMILES THINKING THA HE CAN HOODWINK THE PUBLIC!Its a pity that RW withoput a mandate has become the KING of the Govt and Gong Sira JUST ANOTHER PUPPET as this idiot BETRAYED THE ENTIRE NATION!!!
    But, Sri Lanka being pre dominantly a Buddhist Majority country,”DITTA DHAMMA VEDANEEYA KARMA WILL GIVE PROPER PUNISHMENTS TO ALL THESE TRAOTORS INCLUDING RAJITHA WHOSE SON HAS ABDUCTE AN 17 YR SCHOOLGOING GIRL WITH THE SUPPORT OF POLICE THEY THINK THAT THEY SAFE!!
    Real nature of the SAKKILIYAS HAS BEEN EXPOSED!!!

  7. SA Kumar Says:

    Fran Diaz

    Our 67 Years ( since 1948) soon will be over really specking already kaputh.

    Modi Said ” He can see Rameswaram from Thalai Mannar “when he open New railway line in NPC .

    One can get a train ticket to travel from Jaffna to Rameswaram & vice versa soon , got it !!!

    No more Namo namo Thaye , ………., Now We need to learn Venthe Matharam ………….

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    SA Kumar,

    Anyone who does not want to live in Lanka without the 13-A, is welcome to a one way ticket to TN. No more illlegal migrants in Lanka.

  9. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    3 quotes to make my point:
    “He promised Police powers, land, employment and release of LTTE prisoners etc. Asath Sally, not to be outdone, echoed similar sentiments to the Muslims. There was none from the Sinhala community to voice their opinions.”

    and

    “Of course, this was done with good intentions of appeasing the aggressive Tamil Diaspora in UK. He was hoping to win over the intransigent Tamils in the Diaspora. But that was not forthcoming”

    and

    “The Tamil Diaspora was confident that they had won the day by conveying their message to the President. The message was clear : Neither the President’s smile nor his presence was going to appease the Tamils who find their new anti-Sri Lankan politics in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) resolution that accuses all Sri Lankan leaders – including President Sirisena – of committing genocide”.”

    NO THEY HAVE NOT WON THE DAY. NOT IN SRI LANKA!!!

    IN SRI LANKA THE SINGHALESE MAJORITY ARE IN POWER. IF SIRISENA IS SO WEAK AND THIS COALITION WILL GIVE EVEN ONE INCH TO THE TAMILS AFTER 30 YEARS OF WAR, A VICTORY AND 5 YEARS OF GROWTH UNDER RAJAPAKSE

    THEN THE SINGHALESE IN SRI LANKA…….HAVE THE LAST WORD. THE SINGHALESE CAN BRING HELL DOWN ON THE TAMIL COMMUNITY TILL THEY RELENT OR GET OUT. IF COLOMBO SENDS THE MILITARY OR POLICE THEN TARGET THEIR FAMILIES. TARGET ANY POWER TILL SIRISENA COMES TO THE SINGHALESE NATIONALISTS IN THE SAME MANNER THE TAMILS IN THE UK HAVE FORCED HIM. ONE OF THE BIG DIFFERENCES IS THAT

    THE PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA VOTED, NOT THE TAMILS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. SRI LANKA CAN PURGE THE TAMILS OUT AND THERE IS LITTLE THE WORLD CAN DO. AN EMBARGO BY THE US OR INDIA WILL BE WELCOME NEWS FOR CHINA WHO HAS BEEN PUSHED ASIDE BY THIS COALITION. THEY WILL BEG CHINA IF INDIA OR THE US OR THE UK PUT SANCTIONS ON SRI LANKA

    RIGHT NOW BURMA (MYANMAR) IS PURGING THE MUSLIMS OUT OF HER LAND AND THE WORLD CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT.
    SO IS RUSSIA IN TAKING EAST UKRAINE IN SPIT OF ALL THE SANCTIONS.
    SO IS ISIS IN DOING WHAT THEY WANT.

    THE SINGHALESE NATIONALISTS HAVE A FAR GREATER REASON TO PUT THE TAMILS IN THEIR PLACE OR BURN THEIR WORLD TO THE GROUND IF THEY MISBEHAVE IN SRI LANKA. LET THESE MONKEYS GO TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OR INDIA . IT WILL FINALLY END THE TAMIL PROBLEM. WHEN THE MUSLIMS SEE WHAT THE SINGHALESE CAN DO IN SRI LANKA TO THE TAMILS THEY WILL WATCH THEIR STEP OR THEY WILL BE NEXT.

    THEN THE TAMILS IN INDIA TO THE WEST CAN CRY, SCREAM THEIR HEADS OFF OR EVEN IMMOLATE THEMSELVES IN PROTEST AND THERE WILL NOT BE A SINGLE TAMIL MONUMENT IN SRI LANKA FOP THEM TO CALL THAT NATION THEIR HOME. THAT IS THE WAY TO USE POWER FOR THAT IS HOW THE TAMILS ARE CONTROLLING COLOMBO. BY BRUTE FORCE.

  10. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Non Indians of the island nation has to stand up to Indian colonialism and imperialism. Jai Hind.

  11. Amila Says:

    A rare opportunity to congratulate the Tamil Diaspora. The problem of Gramasevakaya becoming a president. He will keep smiling for the next 6 years and good luck to mother Lanka.

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    AMILA !! I SEE WHAT YOU SEE. THAT IS NOT A SMILE. IT IS A bohoma bagapath (servile) grin. Yes, there is a possibility that we will have to physically and mentally bear the grin for SIX LONG YEARS.

    WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY FOR THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER TO TELL MR. KERRY AND PRESIDENT OBAMA, THAT LTTE IS GOING TO TOWN IN NEW YORK, WAVING LTTE FLAGS AND CREATING A DIN. THESE ARE TERRORISTS. WILL THEY EVER ALLOW BIN LADENS FLAGS TO BE WAVED ANYWHERE IN THE US ? NO. They will end up in GITMO.

    IF THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER HAVE BACK BONES, THEY SHOULD GET LTTE STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS IN USA, PERIOD. LET US SEE WHETHER THEY WILL MOVE ATLEAST ONE INCH.

  13. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One more issue that the Buddhist Sanga must keep in mind.

    LAWSUITS!!!!!!!

    When the Badu Bala Sena were physically attacked in Kandy by the police in the Dalada Maligawa. they are open to a LAWSUIT FOR POLICE HARASSMENT.

    NOT TOO LATE AT ALL. ONE CAN EXCUSE THE LAPSE OF TIME BECAUSE OF MENTAL ANGUISH AND GETTING A GOOD LAWYER. THEN SUE THEM. TAKE THEM TO COURT AND LET MAKE ANY PHYSICAL ATTACK ON THE BUDDHIST SANGA A CASE OF THE COURTS. IT WILL THEN MAKE HEADLINE NEWS ACROSS SRI LANKA AND INDIA.

    WHETHER THE BUDDHIST SANGA WINS OR NOT A LAW SUIT WILL FORCE THE POLICE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES. IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE, VERY PUBLIC AND AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE COALITION IN COLOMBO.

    JUST DEPOSING THEM WITH LAWYERS COULD UNCOVER OTHER SUCH GRIEVANCES. IT IS COMMON HERE IN THE US OF USING THE COURTS TO DEAL WITH POLICE BRUTALITY.

  14. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One more comment”

    One may not be able to sue the office of any government official but you can sue the person. If one cannot use any other method then sue.

    the consequences of even losing the case can be seen here in the US after the “FERGUSON RIOTS” when the black suing the police LOST. THE CONSEQUENCES WAS A CITY IN FLAMES.

    Lawsuits can ignite the collective anger of the Singhalese people when it has been suppressed for so long.
    A Lawsuit give legitimacy that the aggrieved party (Buddhist Sanga) is seeking the legal way for redress. If they win great. the lesson has been taught. But if the Buddhist order loses to a corrupt judge it could ignite a nation against ALL THE INJUSTICE THE SINGHALESE FACE. GOVERNMENT TO TAMILS.

  15. ranjit Says:

    OH MY LORD why these stupid Sinhalese cannot understand what will happen to our nation if we have these traitors rule this land for more five years? What has happened to Sinhalese cowards? Are they going to allow ungrateful Tamils & Muslims to have their dreamland’s without a fight just over the table? Come on Sinhalese cowards just think what you are doing to your country of birth? Sira is a Pambaya without any knowledge or Charisma and Ranil is a traitor who had close relations with Prabakaran during the war. Do you allow such weak leaders to ruin our country? Do you like giving all powers to Tamils and allow people like Mcray and LTTE Diaspora to come back as they pleased and do things against the country? Sira is a disgrace to our country. How can we trust a man like that to keep our nation safe from outside interferences and traitors within. Rally behind Nugegoda Man and stand up to this evil Regime of corrupt rulers MY3/Ranil/CBK. Participate in Protests all over the country against this disgraceful regime.

  16. SA Kumar Says:

    No more – Namo Namo Thaye, Nam oli pirasura Nee Nalangal Navin Nirai Sri Lanka ….. , you Sinhalase not allowed us Tamil to sing in Tamil

    but now We do not need your permisation to sing our new national anthem — Thaye Vanakkam (Venthe Matharam)…………

  17. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    SA Kumar: You are right NO MORE

    NO MORE SINGHALESE ON THE DEFENSE. SINGHALESE BUDDHISM HAS A RIGHTFUL PLACE IN TAMIL NADU. FOR BUDDHISM THRIVED THERE FOR CENTURIES. THE AMARAVATI STUPA IS BUT ONE EXAMPLE OF A LONG BUDDHIST HISTORY IN SOUTH INDIA. NOW THE SINGHALESE DEMAND THAT THE SINGHALESE BUDDHIST CULTURE IS FULLY HONORED AND RESPECTED IN TAMIL NADU IN THE SAME MANNER TAMILS DEMAND THAT HINDU TAMIL CULTURE IS HONORED AND RESPECTED IN SRI LANKA. TAMILS WILL NOT GET AN INCH TILL TAMIL NADU BOWS TO THE AGE OLD RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BUDDHIST SRI LANKA AND HINDU/BUDDHIST SOUTH INDIA.

  18. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SA K !! What was your English Masters name in College ? Just curious.

  19. SA Kumar Says:

    SA K !! What was your English Masters name in College ? Sorry not know long time ago
    Mr Susantha Wijesinghe I studied in Tamil all 8 subject O/L & 4 subject in A/L (before 1983) only got S (ordinary pass- I was expecting F , thanks God to multiple question ) in English.

  20. SA Kumar Says:

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
    A RIGHTFUL PLACE IN TAMIL NADU- We-Eelam Tamils have nothing to do with TN or India We are Hela Demilya ( Eelath Thamilar) realy specking We are Not Thamilar at all We are Eelaver !!!

    as Mr Susantha Wijesinghe We-Tamil are not going any where as he said We may bring more Tamil from TN to file up for 1M (800k Left & 200K dead) as you know 100K TN camp already packed up (Modi ordered) to come back they may bring one more Zero (100,0K).

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