Author Archive for Asada M Erpini

Sri Lanka badly needs a few Karunas and Jayas to continuously propagate untruths and absurdities

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Asada M Erpini  Every now and then Karunanidhi of Tamil Nadu (TN) wakes up from his slumber (nidhi) and comes out with his favourite topic of the suffering of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. To compete with him there is the TN Chief Minister Jayalalitha harping on her pet theme of the grievance of the […]

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Invitation to President of Sri Lanka by Mr. Narendra Modi Stirs up a Hornet’s Nest in Tamil Nadu

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Asada M Erpini  According to reports in Hindu on 24th and 22nd May and in many other media, there is a cacophony of protests and howls by the leaders of Tamil political parties in India against the invitation extended to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka by the next Prime Minister of India to […]

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“Canada to Boycott Victory Day Parade”: Does the Move Surprise Sri Lankans?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Asada M Erpini The Island on 16th May reported a statement attributed to the Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka that she will not attend the Victory Day Parade, to be held on 18 May 2014. The stance adopted by Canada and the statement by its representative to Sri Lanka are exactly what peace-loving Sri […]

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TNA’s May Day rally call for self-determination for Tamils – A new Vadukkodai Resolution?

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Asada M Erpini Media reported on 23 April that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) – popularly referred by the media as the main Tamil Party although the group is not a registered political party in Sri Lanka – is to seek self-determination for Tamils. The reader cannot help getting reminded of the infamous Vadukkodai resolution […]

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Sri Lankans have every reason to be proud at their cricketers’ 2014 T20 win in Dhaka

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Asada M Erpini Sri Lanka’s win in the 2014 T20 World Cup is an apt response to the individuals, the groups and the countries that view the term Sri Lanka as being synonymous with war crimes, deprivation of human rights, lack of democracy, discrimination of Tamils and other minorities and the ‘dictatorship’ of one family […]

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TNA can do something positive for the Tamils of the North – for a change

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Asada M Erpini It is rarely, if ever, that one gets a chance to read the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) or those at the higher echelons of the TNA saying anything positive about what the Sri Lanka government is doing. Sumanthiran is now reported to have said that the Parliamentary Select Committee […]

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Alleged human rights violations is the biggest money-making industry for anti-Sri Lanka Tamils abroad

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Asada M Erpini The average junior doctor in Sri Lanka earns Rs. 50,000 to 60,000 per month as salary. The situation of university academics is worse: they get a much lower salary and receive no perks as is the case with parliamentarians and provincial council members. Of course the opportunity is there for university dons […]

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Downgrade diplomatic relations with Canada!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  There was a time, some decades ago, when Canada was viewed as a distant country, which gave aid to Sri Lanka, and not having any malicious intent towards the small island nation. There were Canadian railway engines that chugged along the age old rail tracks, assistance following the December 2004 tsunami and […]

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BBC’s never-stopping propagation of baseless lies: “UN reports 40,000 civilians killed by Sri Lanka”

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Asada M Erpini A report in the media, dated 14 November, quotes BBC as saying, “UN estimates 40,000 civilians were killed in the last five months of the war”. BBC is obviously referring to the war of liberation that culminated on 19 May 2009. The fact that there was never a UN report that gave […]

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No business in Sri Lanka for Indian business mission!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  A high level business mission is apparently in Colombo now, according to media reports dated 12 November. The gentlemen and the lady constituting the team should be given a plain and simple answer: “You have no business in Sri Lanka”.  The Prime Minister of India has already written to the President of […]

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Deporting the Australian Senator and the New Zealand MP is the correct move

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  The Sri Lankan Immigration authorities asking Australian Senator Lee Rhiannon and the New Zealand MP Jan Logie, as reported in the media on 10 November, to pack their bags and get out of Sri Lanka is the correct response to their engaging in activities not permitted under the conditions on which they […]

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Allegations vs. being guilty: Sri Lanka’s human rights violations as seen by the West and the human rights groups

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  Ever since the military arm of the LTTE based in Sri Lanka was vanquished by the valiant armed forces of the sovereign republic of Sri Lanka, there have been incessant cries of human rights violations by the political and military leadership of the island nation.  The noises made by Human Rights Watch, […]

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Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Asada M Erpini Never a day seems to pass without the Tamil actress turned politician, and now the Chief Minister (CM) of Tamil Nadu shedding bucketfuls of tears to highlight the plight of Tamil Nadu (TN) fishermen harassed, shot at or arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy. The latest in her never-ending lamentations on behalf […]

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“Sinhalese should be allowed to live in Jaffna”, says Tamil movement

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

 Asada M Erpini An interesting news item that appeared in the media on 06 November is that that was attributed to one Ravi Kumar: “Sinhalese who wish to live in the Jaffna peninsula should be allowed to do so”. The report is interesting from many angles. Firstly, it is heartening to note that there exists […]

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What a bleeding heart and compassionate soul we have in Karunanidhi!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Asada M Erpini ‘”We have been left wailing” over Britain’s Channel 4 video that shows a group of soldiers surrounding a half-naked Tamil lady,” DMK chief M Karunanidhi said’. That is how some Indian media, quoted by those in Sri Lanka, refer to Karunanidhi’s ‘desperation’ after Channel 4 of the UK aired its reportedly fake […]

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“India’s foreign policy is defined also by values very dear to the Indian people”, says PM of India

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

 Asada M Erpini A media report dated 04 November quotes the Indian Prime Minister as having said, “India’s foreign policy is not defined merely by its interests, but also by the values which are very dear to the Indian people”. That certainly is a profound truth and the gentleman needs to be applauded by all, […]

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India’s relationship with Sri Lanka very strong: typical gobbledygook from India’s External Affairs Ministry

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Asada M Erpini A spokesman of India’s Ministry of External Affairs has said, as reported on 31 October in the local media, that the “relationship between India and Sri Lanka is very strong and should not be characterized as usual”. The response had been given at a media briefing when the gentleman was asked whether […]

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“Removal of army camps from Sri Lanka’s north will not be a reality” – President of Sri Lanka

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Asada M Erpini His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka has given the apt response to the TNA separatists and their backers and instigators when he said “demands for removal of army camps from the North made by some elements will never be a reality”, as reported in the media on 29 October. And, His […]

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Petrol bomb in Chennai to protest against Sri Lanka event causes no major damage

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Asada M Erpini A group in Chennai, is reported on 29 October, to have thrown petrol bombs at Post Offices, damaging an air conditioner in one place. The police have arrested a person belonging to the “Dravidar Viduthalai Kazahagam” – whatever that group stands for. An air conditioner may be something valuable in Tamil Nadu, […]

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India’s Union Minister of Shipping, living in glass house, should not throw stones at Sri Lanka and its diplomats!

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Asada M Erpini A Union Minister of India has apparently said, as reported in the media on 26 October, that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India has overstepped his boundaries, when the latter allegedly said, “those who did not participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) would face isolation”. One does not know […]

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Tamil Nadu is not India and India is not Tamil Nadu: CM of Tamil Nadu and PM of India should go by that fact

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  Media report on 25 October that the Tamil Nadu Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution, “India should totally boycott the meeting in deference to the overwhelming feeling and sentiments of Tamils”. And, who, may I ask, is behind the resolution? It is none other than the Chief Minister (CM) of Tamil Nadu, […]

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India’s CHOGM dilemma: “Leave Sri Lanka alone”

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  A report in the Indian media dated 25 October, reproduced locally, talks of the Indian PM’s dilemma vis a vis attending the commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in November in Sri Lanka.  In a few places in the report, there is mention of the “human rights issues […]

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Indecision of Indian PM on attending CHOGM

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Asada M Erpini A number of reports have appeared in the Sri Lankan as well as in the Indian media that the Prime Minister of ‘mighty’ India is not yet decided whether or not he should attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in November in Sri Lanka, apparently because […]

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Restoring LTTE cemeteries is high treason: ITAK members aiming to do it need to be punished!

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  Media reported on 17 October that the Chavakachcheri Pradeshiya Sabha, controlled by ITAK, has passed a resolution that it wishes to restore the LTTE cemeteries that the armed forces of the legally elected government of the Sovereign Republic of Sri Lanka destroyed during (and after) the campaign that the latter launched to […]

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Honourable Indian Prime Minister, please give the CHOGM a miss: true Sri Lankans will not miss you

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  The poor Prime Minister of India is in a pathetic dilemma: he is reported to have said that he would take all factors into consideration before he makes a decision to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that is scheduled to be held in Colombo, in Sri Lanka, in November. He […]

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UNHCR’s visit to Sri Lanka: welcome to the Emerald Isle, if the lady comes with an open mind

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Asada M Erpini The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is to visit Sri Lanka from 25th of August. Sri Lanka had extended her an invitation to visit the country two years back, but she obviously had her reasons to accede to it only now. It has already been announced that ‘Civil Society’ representatives have […]

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UNHCR’s visit to Sri Lanka: welcome to the Emerald Isle if the lady comes with an open mind

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

 Asada M Erpini The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is reported to visit Sri Lanka from 25th of August, although the country had extended an invitation for a visit two years back. It is already announced that ‘Civil Society’ representatives have arranged meetings on 26th and 27th with the lady to brief her probably […]

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New Indian Envoy Keen to Improve Sri Lanka Ties

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Asada M Erpini A report attributed to the new High Commissioner of India to Si Lanka that appeared on 10 August under the title, “New Indian Envoy to Sri Lanka Keen to Improve Ties” mentions that he is “keen to build on existing ties between the two countries”. The issue of building upon ties that […]

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“Security forces grab land in the North and East”: Sampanthan

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  All land as well as water and mineral resources in the country should be viewed as technically belonging to the state. When the name of an individual appears on a deed, it merely means that the custodian of the relevant land at any given moment is that person, yet the state retains […]

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Tamil nationalism in Sri Lanka: Suryanarayan’s misinterpretations

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

 Asada M Erpini The local media reproduced a report that had appeared in the New Indian Express (NIE) on 08th August 2013 penned by V Suryanarayan, a former senior professor of University of Madras. When talking of Tamil nationalism in Sri Lanka, he points out, “Tamil political leaders (of Sri Lanka) in the early years […]

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