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October 30th, 2013

“Training Programme on Aluminum Fabrication”

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Lanka-â„¢s first workforce smartcard coming, packs NFC touch hi-tech power

October 30th, 2013

PRESS COMMUNIQUE -” MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE, SRI LANKA

-” OCTOBER 29, 2013

  • Only $7600+ outlay by the Govt!
  • -ËœGreat Work!-â„¢ -” Apparel Sector
  • Pranama Privilege Card will use Mobitel-â„¢s closed system NFC
  • -ËœLet us celebrate our workforce!-â„¢ - Rishad
  • 10,000 apparel workforce to start in mid-November

‚ The first ever smart card for a Sri Lankan workforce is fitted with no less than NFC touch technology-yet another new leap in electronic payments in Sri Lanka. And the state sector outlay for the initiative is a surprisingly minimal of $7600! -I am pleased that our hard work of past several months to finalise this smart card has shown good results, with the lowest costs! We thank our partners Channel 17 and Mobiltel. It is time we compensate our workforce well, and we are starting with the workforce that makes Sri Lanka a global brand- Sri Lanka apparel employees- said a satisfied Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka on 29 October in Colombo.

Minister Bathiudeen was addressing the special meeting held at his Ministry on 29 October with his top officials including Anura Siriwardena (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce), apparel sector reps and other stakeholders to acknowledge and inspect the -Pranama Smart Card--the Privilege card for Sri Lanka-â„¢s 350000 strong apparel workforce of all ranks, jointly by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Channel 17, and Mobitel.

The card initially will enlist 16 private merchants-such as Singer, Unilever, Cargills, Mobitel, DSI, Abans, Sampath Bank, NOLIMIT, Hutch, Delmege, TVS, MRF Tyres, Rainco, Anton and ICL, among others -to give special rates on their products and services to 350000 strong apparel workforce here.

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Upon producing the card at any of these merchant-â„¢s retail stores/sales points, the apparel employee becomes entitled to additional discounts and bargains (ranging from 2% to 15%) on top of the already declared/advertised discounts or rates by the merchant for the general consumer market.

For example, at Sampath Bank, card holding apparel employee would be given 1% extra interest on their savings in addition to the prevailing rates made available to regular customers, 10% additional discounts by Ceylinco Insurance in addition to rates of regular consumers, and 7.5% additional discount for shoes at DSI. The card will use the advanced closed system of‚  Near Field Communication (NFC) technology by Mobitel-“in that, the transactions takes‚  place as soon as the card touches the surface of Point of Sale (POS) Terminal of the vendor/supermarket! The closed system NFC platform for this card is provided by the Lankan telco Mobitel.

-We have secured agreement with the first 16 merchants for the next three years. And we will expand this number later on. The card can support the most frequent consumer need-the day-to-day shopping and FMCG needs of apparel employees. The benefits of the card are not limited to the card holding apparel employee only! It can be used by all members of his/her family. The pilot project involving 10000 apparel employees of all ranks is now scheduled to start in mid-November in five selected apparel firms in Kandy and Kurunegala Districts. After testing is over, we expect to equip the entire 350000 apparel workforce of the country with the final version of Pranama Privilege Card by November 2014. We thank the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Minister as well as Mobitel for their partnership in this-said an upbeat Jumar Preena, developer of the project -“who is also the CEO of Channel 17, a fully integrated mar-com agency in Colombo.

The apparel sector immediately lauded praise on Minister Bathiudeen. -We thank you for the on-going leadership and encouragement to finish this project and at this level of technology- said a beaming Secretary-General of JAAF Tuli Cooray, addressing Minister Bathiudeen. -As a result, today we are able to introduce the first workforce discount card in the country- Cooray stressed.

AHMADIYYA KHALIFA-â„¢S FAR EAST TOURS CONTINUES

October 30th, 2013

By A. Abdul Aziz. Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama-â„¢at -” Sri Lanka

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has travelled to inaugurate the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Auckland

The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama-â„¢at and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad arrived in Auckland, New Zealand late afternoon on 28 October 13 following a successful four week tour of Australia.

The Khalifa has travelled to New Zealand to inaugurate the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Auckland and to deliver the keynote addresses at the 25th‚ Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama-â„¢at in New Zealand which begins Friday, 1st‚ November 2013.

On 29 October 2013, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was welcomed by King Tuheitia at the Turangawaewae Marae in New Zealand and given a traditional welcome by the Maori community.

Upon arrival at‚ 10.30am, three members of the Maori community welcomed Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad with a traditional Maori warrior exhibition.

The Maoris began the exhibition at a far distance from His Holiness but advanced step by step whilst roaring in their native tongue, whilst female members of the Maori community chanted from the side.‚ As His Holiness proceeded through the Marae, dozens of Maori children and elders also partook in the welcome by chanting in the Maori language.

During the formal session, a number of Maori elders welcomed Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad with short speeches. The elders recognised His Holiness as‚ -an inspirational and strong leader who advocates for peace.-

The highlight of the event was when Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad presented King Tuheitia with a copy of the Holy Quran, recently translated into the Maori language by Mr Shaqeel Ahmad Munir.

During the presentation ceremony, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad addressed the tribal elders and thanked them for their traditional welcome.

Speaking about the Quran, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

-The Quran teaches people how to live together in peace and certainly today we need love, peace and reconciliation to spread far and wide – that is the message of the Quran.-

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad concluded his address by expressing his hope that the mutual friendship developed between the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama-â„¢at and the Maori Community would last forever.

Earlier, during his visit to Australia, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered the keynote address at a Special Reception held at the Princess Court Reception Centre in Melbourne recently.

The proceedings of the Event -” the link of which is:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOCtvT1u0W4&feature=youtu.be

Ahmadiyya head also inaugurated the Masroor Mosque in Brisbane on 25 October 2013. After unveiling a plaque to commemorate the opening, His Holiness led the‚ Friday‚ Prayers from the new Mosque. The construction of Masroor Mosque cost $4.5 million and was funded entirely by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Whilst praising the sacrifices made by the local Ahmadi Muslims, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad prayed that the spirit of sacrifice engendered would not be temporary but would ever increase and continue into the future generations of Ahmadi Muslims.

The English Translation of the Sermon, the video link of which is:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHOR3dWcqAc&feature=youtu.be

-This [paper] war is not winnable.-

October 29th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.

-It does not matter if there is or is not an after-world, but

It is better not to indulge in acts of sinful nature, because

Even if there is no after-world, non-sinful acts do no harm

But, if there is an after-world, sinners are sure to suffer in Hell.-

Subhasithaya

Wigneswaran: A young woman (Sinhala-Tamil Obama) or an old witch (Tamil Separatist)?

wije29‚ Starting with Anura B, Mrs. Chandrika and RanilW, a good percentage of Sri Lankan black-whites believed and propagated the slogan, -this war is not winnable- for a long time, before the song changed to -what is called Pettigala is only a jungle,- and -Any fool can fight wars if there is money.- ‚ Few people, such as Professor Nalin de Silva, and the Buddhist monks always believed that Prabakaran was only a paper tiger.‚  As revealed from the Wikileaks, Erik Solheim disclosed that -within the power circles, there was only one person, only one soul, one warm body, Gotabhaya R, who believed that the war was winnable.- But just like that America lost the Vietnam War in the streets of Washington, D.C., Gota, who won the Prabakaran war at the battle front, is not in a position to win the Wigneswaran war at the table. The signs are on the wall that the MahindaR-Wigneswaran honeymoon is about to be over, and lawyers will begin the paper war, not for separation, but for internal self-determination within a united Sri Lanka. The funny thing (or the death trap) is that nobody other than Dayan Jayatilleke (DJ) or Jehan Perera can tell the difference, the latter an FGO (foreign a.k.a NGO) mudalali.

The GOSL lobsters are in the cool water pot on the burner, and Dayan Jayatilleke (DJ) is at his best, trying to reduce the flame to as low as possible so that no lobsters can feel hot until the point of no return, the tipping point, is reached. ‚ ‚ While Wigneswaran (W) is willing to help rehabilitate army soldiers and find them UN Peace-keeping jobs, DJ says W should be used as a good-will ambassador to win over the foreign leaders to GOSL side! W says no more violence and conflict resolution only through negotiations, DJ says W should be endowed with powers within the constitution. The philosophical or the psychological framework within which this scheme will work is also explained by W. He said during the election campaign and at the NPC inaugural session that Prabakaran was a Tamil liberator comparable to Veera Keppetipola. He, then notes, that some people liked what he said about P and some did not. W says this is because -people view situations from different perspectives.- W-â„¢s and DJ-â„¢s mission rests on this foundation rock: between two (or even three) perspectives what will the international king makers group (politicians of the world rich) accept (side with)?

The formula is very simple. W does not want anything more than what MahindaR himself has promised to Ban Ki Moon, -power devolution building upon 13-A.- Now who is going to interpret this statement? UN Security Council, World Court, Geneva UNHRC, American ambassador Ms. Sisson, Canadian PM. Jayalalitha, Karnanidhi-â„¢s daughter or Manmohan Sing or Rahul Gandhi? Unfortunately GotabhayaR will not get a seat at the table crooked politicians take part in presenting their different perspectives as W has mentioned above.

With the NPC elections, what has happened was that the ultimate decision making power on 13-A is gone out of GOSL hands. Contrary to what so many in Sri Lanka want to believe, Sri Lankan Supreme Court no longer has the ultimate say on such matters. With the Shirani Bandaranayaka episode, where she was denied the right to defend her case (as a student of law I consider she is only one of the three guilty parties), at international forums, SL Supreme Court has lost its judicial respect, other than from the constitutional law expert‚  LJM Cooray living in Australia.‚  Courts can give decisions but there has to be a power behind them to enforce the decisions. So many orders of the American Supreme Court would have had no meaning if not for the gun power of federal troops or the national guards (state level).‚  So when a dispute arises between NPC and GOSL as to which side is constitutional or more constitutional than the other side which will be based on hair-splitting arguments, known to Buddhists as Atuva, Teeka and Tippini, the power now is not with GOSL because NPC represents the wish of the Tamil people in NPC. Take the following situations:

News item 1:‚  Sri Lanka Army Commander warns against attempts to separate country

Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 16, ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake today issued ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  a stern warning to any individuals or parties that try to divide the country again.

News item 2: The New Indo-US Military Axis: Could Sri Lanka Be Decapitated?

October 17, 2013 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph, Opinion | Posted by Dayan ‚  Jayatilleka.‚ The head of the island of Sri Lanka can be separated from the body of the island by overwhelming external force. Does such a force or combination of forces exist? Who, where and ‚ ‚  what are they? Does Sri Lanka have a credible capacity for deterrence or resistance?

Both are about decapitation: Daya R, the army commander, speaks of beheading the Tamil separatists, those who go against the local democratic legal framework. Dayan J, the father of the 13-A plus, responds with a new version of the old -this war is not winnable- song, arguing the possible beheading of the mother Lanka by way of the international democracy law of R2P, separating the merged NP and EP.

Then after the first meeting of the NPC, consider the following:

‚ News item 3:

‚ Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, clearly stated that maintaining law and order in ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  the Northern Province is the responsibility of the Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran, but ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  added that the Chief Minister has no power to issue orders to the police. He said the ‚ ‚ ‚  Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan, has to establish peace and ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  unity instead of making meaningless statements. Rajapaksa made these comments when ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  he met the editors of Tamil newspapers at the Defence Ministry on Wednesday ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  (10/25/2013).

News item 4:

Northern Province Chief Minister, C. V. Wigneswaran, said police and land powers will ‚ ‚  come under the purview of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), in due time, in ‚  accordance with the Constitution.

It is the duty of the Central Government to extend the necessary support and assistance to the NPC, he said, asserting that though the Central Government expects the NPC to ‚ ‚ ‚  support it, it is not prepared to devolve powers to the NPC. He made this announcement ‚ ‚ ‚  while addressing a meeting attended by representatives of the NPC, at the Rikko Hotel in ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Jaffna, yesterday (24).

The Central Government says the Provincial Council system, which is the basis for the ‚ ‚ ‚  devolution of power, should be abandoned, he pointed out, adding that the government ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  cannot escape from granting powers vested under the Constitution. “If the government is ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  taking that stance, it will be an index to the international community that the government ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  is not prepared to provide the opportunity to the minority races to progress.”

‚ Soft power path

So obviously, there is a dispute, irrespective of what the black-white advisors tell the GOSL. The dispute is not about how to get the River for Jaffna Project implemented or how to help war-widows. The dispute is about the item that should be the last in a long list of first looking after the Tamils in NP. Those -low caste- Tamils suffered for 500 years want toilets and access to water not police powers or war cemeteries. ‚ But Wigenswaran is trapped by his own mistake of using Prabakaran-â„¢s name as an election ploy so he is compelled to violate the usual way of using the -soft power- strategy: Get the target country/leader tamed first using law books (and R2P), and finish the job (for a separate country) when it/him is really cornered.‚  Or said in other words, let the cow move around until it reaches the end of the rope. Surprisingly, this was what SJVChelvanayagam preached; little now and more later. Ironically, Wigneswaran says he wants to complete the project SJVC began! As described at the end of this essay, paradoxically W has misunderstood the soft path that Dayan J has mastered so well.

Soft power is the use of democracy, the other side of democracy that destroyed Detroit (DDD), to achieve global politicians-â„¢ goals.‚  ‚ ‚ The American professor Joseph Nye promoted this strategy which is less costly than the hard power of using military means which can cost young American lives. ‚ After all the needed prerequisites are achieved by using soft power, may be some hard power have to be used as if removing a shaky tooth. Soft power is an ideal strategy when there are locals in support of the goal to be achieved by using it. For example, Dayan Jayatilleke has been a fan of this method, which he is realizing inch by inch with regard to his 13-A plus plan.‚  So he advices Wigneswaran to work with MahindaR, do not disturb the apple cart and be the tortoise in a race with a hare.‚  This is why Dayan is worried that Manmohan Singh-â„¢s boycotting of CHOGM is not a good idea in promoting the soft power path with regard to 13-A based NPC. He was writing in the Hindu newspaper thanking India for getting an election under 13-A in NPC and wants India to continue the soft power path. Already under this path India has an embassy in Jaffna. Earlier, in 1987 India got from JRJ, power over Trinco area thus overriding the sovereignty GOSL. It was in 1957 that SWRD removed British control over the Trinco harbor.

In is thus clear that this soft power is really not a soft power, but power with guns hidden as a final threat, if and when needed to achieve aims of the powerful countries in the world. In the case of Sri Lanka, in the past, this soft power idea took the form of a slogan, -this war is not winnable.- It was a psychological power to break the morale of the soldiers and the people supporting the war. Dayan J is using this same strategy now when he says that there is a northern foursome (uthuru satara) which can become fearsome four (uthuru saturu), (Ref. HLD Mahindapala), if MahindaR does not follow the path lay open under the soft power plan. The northern four are: Jaffnaƒ Tamil Nadƒ Indiaƒ UK-USA. Dayan warns India that there is a China-Pakistan twosome which can become a threesome with Sri Lanka, if India does not come to CHOGM and does not continue to follow the soft power path which is working so well so far, in getting MahindaR inside a tunnel.

Reasonableness doctrine

To do justice to Tamils there was no need for a 13-A. But the black-white politicians in Sri Lanka at least from the days of Dudely Senanayaka in the 1960s, Mrs. B in the 1970s this was no done. They did not act reasonably. ‚ After May 19, 2009, MahindaR did not use the power he had to abolish 13-A, because he did not want to get rid of the eight PCs in the south (If that was not the case, then we have to think that India forced him not to touch 13-A). These PCs have been a gold mine for southern politicians. It was the reverse of what JRJ did in 1987. JRJ thought he could derail Rajiv-Dixit N-E PC by creating seven other PCs. MahindaR thought by having a NPC election he can save the racket called the PC system. NPC has become a completely different kind of animal. It will be an albatross on the GOSL neck. The reason is, whether Wigneswaran-â„¢s demands are reasonable or not will be decided at a forum outside Sri Lanka.

At such a forum, unlike the previous Thimpu or Oslo meeting, Wigneswaran is sure to get India, USA and UK solidly behind him because of the fluidity of the reasonableness doctrine. Since Tamils in NP voted for his election manifesto his demands (1) police and land powers should be given to NPC (2) army should be removed from NP and (3) NP should have Tamil (not Tamil-speaking) policemen are well within the internal self-determination the entire world had been talking about since Lenin, Stalin and Roosevelt-â„¢s times. Vasudeva, Tissa Vitharana, Dew Gunasekera, Rajitha Senaratne, Dilan Perera and the UNP are also hundred percent behind it. Take for example, the local government unit at Chavakachcheri decided. It wants Prabakaran cemeteries restored. Since W says P is a Tamil liberator comparable to Veera Keppetipola how could GOSL oppose this? As W says it is the perspective: army says P is a cruel terrorist who killed more Tamils than the army. W and the Chavakachcheri local govt. unit say P is a martyr. What side the world forum will take if this dispute goes to it for a decision. Who will decide who is reasonable and what demand is reasonable? W or Dayan J could very well cite Tissa Vitharana-â„¢s APRC majority report (which had even a husband-wife team), which proposed a Tamil police man in each Sinhala village to protect Tamils in the south as justification for the third demand! And what if all NP local govt. units pass such resolutions? This is going to be a real tiger-â„¢s tail for the GOSL which will make Hasalaka Hero-â„¢s mother cry again.

The coming clash on Wigneswaran (W) and IGP can be compared to the clash between Sir D. B. Jayatilleke as Home Minister and the then IGP in the 1940s.‚  It was a domestic clash settled domestically.‚  The present clash is domestic but will be settled internationally, may be even by the white members of CHOGM.‚  Why W is impatiently creating a police issue, violating the order that soft path agents normally follow, can be explained from the paragraphs below from an essay I wrote in June 2009:

Tamil Nad police and IPKF (Island 22/6/2009)

Quoted below is a rare example of how a hostile provincial police can sabotage a larger ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  national plan, whether the plan is reasonable or not. One can imagine how grave the ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  situation will become in the case of Sri Lanka considering the fact that there will always ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  be separatist-minded Tamil elements in Colombo, Killinochchi, and Tamil Nadu, helped ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  with the money from the LTTE government in exile. There will also be a set of white politicians from the UK, the EU, Norway, Canada and the US helping them separately, ‚ ‚ ‚  jointly or using UN agencies as a veil. These politicians are not Mother Theresas ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  overflowing with humanitarian love for the Tamil IDPs but scheming persons who want to ‚  tap the Tamil block vote to win their local elections. Humiliation they are now suffering at ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  the hands of the Sri Lankan government by way of deportation etc. would therefore not ‚ ‚  stop their political behaviour.

“-¦The decision to wage a war against the LTTE was not an easy one for Rajiv Gandhi. Nor ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  was he oblivious to the cruel irony in being forced to crush the very elements he and ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Indira had nurtured with care and money-¦Rajiv could abandon neither the Tamils nor ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  could he support its chief representative, i. e. the LTTE-¦

-¦Confrontation with the LTTE had followed from the need to maintain relational control ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  and to restore balance of forces between the various actors in Indo-Lanka relations. That ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  the balance was in danger is clear from the account of the IPKF operations by Field ‚ ‚ ‚  Commander Sardeshpande:

-ËœWe gathered credible intelligence through smugglers, boatmen-¦ about exact bungalows, ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  lanes, hospitals, beds, towns, cities and helpers of the LTTE cadres, convalescing Tigers, ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  gunrunners and manufacturers of explosive devices and grenades and gave it to the Tamil ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Nadu police, only to be told that there were no such individuals and no such activities! ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  We told them that the LTTE cadres after enjoying India-â„¢s shelter and medical treatment ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  were returning to Sri Lanka and killing IPKF soldiers-¦ All this made no impression on the ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Tamil Nadu government and the police-¦.This was the tragicomedy played out on our own ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  country.-â„¢

-¦Facing an impasse in Tamil Nadu and fearing its deleterious impact on the IPKF role in ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Sri Lanka, the Central Government on January 1988 imposed President-â„¢s Rule in the ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  state.”

From Ethnicity, security and separatism in India by Maya Chadda, 1997, p. 169

Follow the advice given in the Subhasithaya

Wigneswaran is on record in telling that the Northern Spring of Minister Basil was just a show using foreign donations. He did not give any recognition to the welfare work done by the army. Therefore, inviting W to a cabinet meeting on a monthly basis will not be like using a tame elephant to catch or trap a wild one. The other plan of appointing District ministers will be an international disaster with regard to the virginity of the 13-A. Instead of the Divi Neguma Law, a bureaucratic monster, GOSL should have extended the highly successful Gami Diriya program to NP, EP and to the entire country. The Gami Diriya removed the politician and the officer from decision-making by people at village level.‚  If this was introduced to the Jaffna or Kilinochchi Tamils they would have felt empowered as recommended by the LLRC report. Instead a false start of a Jana Sabha idea came and gone with a new Jana Sabha director general-â„¢s office in Colombo.

Sri Lanka does not have a Tamil racial problem. Sri Lanka has a spatial inequity problem. Not just Tamils, but all ethnic groups have socio-economic issues due to unequal distribution of resources and opportunities. Only about 10% of the people are enjoying the benefits of JRJ-â„¢s economic liberalization and the Mahinda Chinthanaya. Tamils in Sri Lanka has more rights than Tamils in Tamil Nadu or any other part in the world. ‚ After all the corrections/adjustments made, if complaints are continuing that means a group of Tamils who fight for a separate Tamil country on the world map thinks that Sri Lanka with its useless Sinhala politicians is an easy target for their plan. It is funny that in the Tamil source region, Tamil Nadu political jokers cannot talk about a separate Tamil country in India and they want to begin it first in Sri Lanka.

It is clear that a Vessantara path of putting all the eggs in the Wigneswaran basket with repeated presidential photo opportunities (with W attending a monthly cabinet meeting in Colombo) will not work. By putting the (police) cart before the horse W has provided a golden opportunity for ManindaR to not become a modern Siri Sanagabo. If W-â„¢s aim is a genuine Sinhala-Tamil marriage just like his two sons did he would not have begun what the Sinhala villagers say, pudana kotama kaapi yakaa (the devil swallowed the offering before the offering was even complete) path of confrontation. May be he thought to get it settled via CHOGM and therefore, ignored DayanJ advice of slow and slower inching, not what Dayan-â„¢s friend Vartharaja Perumal did. The soft path is such a cheating strategy, but by haste, W now stands as bad or as good as Vartharaja.

This is why MahindaR needs to consider, ignoring his black-white advisors, the demarcation of GSN units on hydrology-ecology-geography basis and create seven river basin regions in Sri Lanka. All over the -developed- world, due to environmental degradation that took place because of -development,- countries use natural boundary lines to demarcate their civil -administrative units. In New Zealand all local government units are based on river basin boundaries. Under seven river basins plan, each region will have a sea front. The nine-province division is an anachronism, a colonial device that began in 1832 to control the power of Kandyan chieftains after the 1818 Rebellion.‚  Ecological, environmental and geographical reasons require creating civil administration units to meet with the challenges of global warming and environmental degradation.

From what one hears on a daily basis of the inefficient and ineffective handling of basic daily affairs of people-”garbage disposal, water pollution, air pollution, forest removal, landslides, flooding, drought, farmers unable to sell produce, kidney failure, no schools, schools without toilets or water well, Dengue, prison congestion, road accidents, tuition mania, polluted fruits and vegetables, treasure hunting, sex crimes and other crimes, the big fish eating the small fish mentality-”it is very clear that the present model of governance that JRJ created is not working and a Sri Lankan Panchayathi system needs to be introduced sooner than later. Politicians ruined Sri Lanka and a GSN-level peoples committees, elected on non-political party basis should be empowered to handle most of the issues mentioned above.

If at least the nine-province system is removed and Tamil and Sinhala made a mandatory subject for school children then MahindaR will be following the Subahsithya advice and thus prove that the Sinhala Buddhist voters dowry he received from the late Ven Gangodavila Soma was not like the dowry Esmond Wickremasinghe received from the late D. R. Wijewardena or the dowry JRJ received from his wife which helped in his siblings education. Otherwise, we will have Wigneswaran with his beggar-â„¢s wound (of deceiving Jaffna Tamils of their socio-economic progress) that he cannot deliver because he has no police powers and GOSL with the old beggar-â„¢s wound in a new dress as W is a either a victim of the Tamil diaspora or an agent of the West.

If what has happened in Sri Lanka with Sinhala politicians had happened in any other place in the world, that place would have been shattered in to pieces. Sri Lanka has divine protection. Prabakaran could have got his Eelam if not for the fact that those gods who protect Sri Lanka made him go lunatic. On human scale, it is also clear that despite all the stupid things done by JRJ he saved Sri Lanka from breaking.‚  By accepting a race care-driving boy PM-â„¢s dictates he prevented Indian occupation of N-E provinces and creating the background for a Kosovo plan. He was like a bamboo tree bending and thus avoided uprooting by a cyclone. Similarly, MahindaR is trying an Indian Damanaya holding NPC elections and taking photos with W, giving a chance for W to be a Sri Lankan leader and not another Vartharaja.‚  Whatever role W is going to play, by implementing an ecology-based division of Sri Lanka MahindaR is in a position to do justice to Tamils in NP and to the Sinhalese in the south by removing their fears of a monster called Tamil separatism.

Seven River Basins

  1. Yalpanam
  2. Raja Rata
  3. Dambadeni
  4. Mahaveli
  5. Deegavaapi
  6. Kelani
  7. Ruhunu

 

(Compare this map with the nine-province

map which cuts all major rivers into artificial

pieces).

‚ wije292

 

cwije7@gmail.com

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

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, but many in other countries may say that such an item is worth peanuts!

One can only feel sorry for the people behind the petrol bomb: they are very poor learners. If they were protesting against the Commonwealth Games, they really have not learned anything. The international event that is to happen in Colombo in November is the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). But more importantly, the results achieved by the group, to say the least, are pathetic. If they are a pro-Tamil outfit protesting against anything in Sri Lanka, they did not have to go far. The darlings of the Tamil Nadu politicians, and of others in New Delhi who wished to curry favour with Jayalalitha, Nedumaran, Karunanidhi, had the LTTE that had shown the world how to cause mayhem and destruction of a massive scale. All that the group had to do was to get some help from the LTTE rump still operating in Tamil Nadu or Sri Lanka.

If Dravidar Viduthalai Kazahagam or any other group wanted to prove its point, the LTTE rump would have given them the technical knowhow and the finances: the LTTE, who were ostensibly fighting to deliver the Tamils of Sri Lanka from the professed oppression and the -Ëœdenial of their basic rights-â„¢, had mastered the techniques of blasting bombs that caused maximum destruction. Some of the handiwork of the LTTE led to the death of over one hundred civilians and destruction of billions rupees worth of infrastructure in Sri Lanka.

The groups in Tamil Nadu should get help from the LTTE. Blast all your bombs in Tamil Nadu, but leave innocent Sri Lanka alone.

What and which zone of agreement?

October 29th, 2013

‚ C. Wijeyawickrema

-If the Tamils-â„¢ cry for separatism is given up, the two communities could solve their problems and continue to live in amity and dignity.- M.C. Sansoni, CJ-”(Sessional Paper No. 7 of 1980)‚ ‚ 

-Sinhala people have no other land [place to go].-‚  Wigenswaran-CM, NP

‚ wije293

Where Tamils live (Source map: Tamilnation.org website 1/25/2010

Vessantara-traitor dilemma

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Between getting branded as a Tamil traitor (even GG Ponnambalam was once called a Tamil traitor) or a Sinhala Vessantara/Siri Sangabo, Wigneswaran and MahindaR, respectively, could find the zone of agreement that Dayan Jayatilleke is talking about, if both of them act honestly and reasonably. Beyond the picture-taking oath ceremony, and the prohibited word -unitary- (Dayan talks of a united not unitary), there are serious but simple questions one could ask.‚  When Vigneswaran (W) says that Sinhala people have no other land [except this island], then he accepts the history and geography of the country. But is this because the visiting Indian foreign minister told him to say so? ‚ ‚ If it was his own genuine realization, then is he ready to forget the Tamil homeland myth of SJV Chelvanayagma? ‚ Since nobody calls Tamils buying land in Colombo as Tamilisation would he stop using the word Sinhalisation when Colombo government does anything in NP or EP?‚  Then only one can think of W or one his granddaughters one day becoming a Tamil Obama in Sri Lanka or at least a reincarnation of Lakshman Kadiragamar or even a Jeyaraj Fernandopullai. More Tamils live outside NP like a scrambled egg.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  But if the day after the photo-taking if W says that it was because of India that he could become CM-NP what could one expect? Before the election he said Prabakaran was the greatest Tamil hero. He did not realize that by telling so to get Tamil votes the cheaper way he was slapping on the face of Sinhala Buddhists who had the Sri Maha Bodhi and the Dalada Maligawa attacked, and busloads of Buddhist monks massacred. ‚ Prabakaran cannot be a Tamil Kappettipola maha dissava, objectively speaking. One can understand W now has a difficult boat to row in balancing how to satisfy promoting the Prabakaran game versus how to promote a peace-loving Tamil culture without harming the Sinhala heritage. ‚ But, if his plan is to blackmail Mahinda Rajapakse (MR) using the Indian card or the Michele Sisson face, he will destroy his politics, larger Tamil dream of peace and the politics of MR. This is why all those former -this war was not winnable- agents are preaching to W to apply breaks and be diplomatic.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  On the other side of the picture-taking opportunity, when MahindaR (MR) says he has Sinhala extremists and religious extremists in his government, which words must be honey in the ears of the TNA, Vasudeva, Dew, TissaV, Bahu, Rajitha and Mano Ganeshan, as well as the Indian RAW, can he elaborate what Sinhala extremists and what religious extremists he has (Yes, there were Sinhala extremists in the past (1957) by the names of KMP and Kusuma Rajaratne)?‚  After his recent twin conversion to multiculturalism and the Interfaith Sect, both modern instruments of remote-controlled colonialism, embraced by the black-white crowds in the former colonies (but England and France now accept multiculturalism experiment has failed), it is possible that he could now see Sinhala extremists, but in the case of religion, a reasonable and impartial person could see only one religious extremist in his cabinet: Rauff Hakeem who fabricates stories that Buddhists are destroying mosques, his hurriedly erected make-shift tin sheds. The Rajiv-JRJ 1987 agreement accepts a Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka and 13-A added this to the JRJ bahubootha thing. As long as 13-A is there Sri Lanka cannot be a unitary state. Hence, either unitary must go or 13-A should go. This is not a matter that MR can try to escape from the loop by passing the buck to a parliament so well known as a shop full of crooks. JRJ kept them in a hotel and forced them to vote for 13-A.

‚ Reasonable solution

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  The reasonable thing is to erase the bahubootha thing and develop a constitution by the people. Such acts require selfless dedication to save one-â„¢s motherland. The reasonable thing is to accept that both UNP and SLFP Colombo politicians have failed to solve the Tamil issue with justifiable solutions. A real Buddhist leader can find these solutions within the Buddhist Jathaka stories and the Middle Path. Poor Christians and the Sinhala Buddhist villagers (not the Colombo black-white Sinhalese and the Christian establishment) would not object to doing justice to Tamils. The history has been that boru Vessantaras or Madri Devis messed up the issue because it was always their private benefit that was in their hidden agenda. For example, both RPremadas as well as Mrs. Chandrika thought NP as their private property and wanted to offer it secretly to Prabakaran on long-term lease! ‚ RanilW in 2002 offered NP and EP as well as the whole country (tiger cats were roaming all over the island, but army could not go to NP/EP) on a platter to Erick Solheim and Prabakaran.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Rajiv Gandhi did not want nine PCs in Sri Lanka. He wanted one PC for N-E provinces. It was JRJ-â„¢s plan thinking it will prevent the Rajiv plan. Now the biggest problem Sri Lanka has is not Tamils but the exploitation of the country by a horde of parasites known as PC members, their relatives and officers who thrive under the PC system. It has become a lucrative gold mine. Those who want 13-A are these Sinhala sharks. The perception is that MR also thrives under the 13-A system. MR is using the King Walagambahu method to use this PC system to keep the presidency maintained (isolate PCs and hold elections exerting full governmental force). So much so that Michele Sisson says elections does not [necessarily] mean democracy. She knows it is not true in USA, because every day there is elections in so many locations in USA.

Death of democracy

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Since the 1960s one could see how democracy was dying in Sri Lanka. What are some indications? The (1) structural democracy was dying due to tampering with the rule of law, independence of the judiciary, impartial civil service etc.‚  UNP and SLFP political black-whites did this by gradual politicization of everything they touched. The 1947 constitution became the scapegoat. Except for the removal of appeals to the Privy Council nothing was wrong with that system. Even the Clause 29 could have been handled if the concept of discrimination with reason was used (India, USA and Malaysia used it). For example, when GG Ponnambalam complained that allocating money for the preservation of the ancient city of Anuradhapura was discrimination, the Soulbury Commission flatly rejected such madness. The destruction of structural democracy was completed with the JRJ bahubootha thing in 1978.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Appointing active politicians (Jaya Pathirana) as SC judges began with Felix Dias. May Day rallies became so funny. In Colombo, blue and red rally participants throw stones at shops. In mid night when these people travel back to their remote villages green rally workers throw stones at their busses hiding behind rubber trees! The worst was in the 1970s when false answers were given for questions asked in the parliament.‚  Seetha Molamure who lost Ratnapura by-election sat in the Senate before the man who won took oath in the House. These are just a few examples of how structural democracy began to fall sick.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  The death of (2) territorial democracy was the next. Whatever one could salvage from the capitalist representative democracy that the American president George Bush was talking so highly about, who stole it from Al Gore in the first place, ended in Sri Lanka with JRJ-RPremadas election laws. Now MPs, PC members and Pradesheeyas are mostly thugs selected by party bosses in Colombo after an interview.‚  The whole system is a disgrace to democracy, whatever is meant by the word democracy. ‚ The election boss cannot even implement the law on declaration of assets on the candidates or the ones got elected!

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  After 1978, During RPremadas time, another (3) attack on civil administration took place by increasing the number GSN units from 4,000 to 14,004. There was no rationale behind this decision except providing jobs to UNP catchers.‚  Each GSN unit now has at least 3-5 full-time government officers.‚  If local school teachers are added to this list 50-100 government servants per GSN unit. No country can develop if these people are allowed to idle because they have political party connections.

Spatial inequity

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  With the governance system in such a mess for the past 50 years or more, it was not possible to expect anything better on the socio-economic side other than patch work here and there. Structural changes to a colonial open economy, reducing the gap between the rich and the poor, taking development work away from Colombo, all operated under the Colombo paradigm, which JVP described as -milk to Colombo and fodder to villages.- ‚ Some work was done but it was always government officers running the show fooling the politician. DS Senanayaka-â„¢s dry Zone land development schemes gave lots of jobs to Tamil technical officers, but were run very inefficiently. Dudley Senanayaka, Mrs. B and RPremadas had at least one major project always directed from Colombo. Now Basil Rajapakse has begun several projects also run by officers.‚  He decided not to copy the very successful Gami Diriya people-based project, and instead created a monster department to run his Divi Neguma plan. These can bring some results but unless people are deciding what they need to do, any officer-imposed plan cannot succeed. That is the history of such projects all over the world. The problem in Sri Lanka today is a problem of spatial inequality in not having equality of opportunity and equal access to opportunity. This is so all over the country worst affected being the border regions in the NP, NCP, EP and UP.

Degradation of morals (King Kosol-â„¢s Sixteen Dreams)

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  The open economy introduced by JRJ without reasonable restriction has destroyed the physical, human and moral resource base of the country. Big fish eating the small fish, greed to make money somehow, parents encouraging children to tell lies, tuition mafia, bribery, corruption, sex selling, one can write pages of such ill effects slowly destroying the society, especially the Sinhala Buddhist society. During the 30-year war people lived smiling with the fear of death underneath and two generations suffered from this mental condition, became so un-human like, suspicious of others, extremely selfish, willing to lie or steal. Unfortunately, only a visitor from abroad can see these traits and the whole country needs mental therapy of some sort. ‚ This can be identified as the Mervyn Silva syndrome, so openly abusive of all Buddhist norms of civility. ‚ Buddhist temples are failing in their traditional role as the whole country is in a rat race. This situation is not limited to Colombo areas alone.‚  Yes, there is a section of the people who make money and rich but the masses are bankrupt, materially and morally. ‚ Importing luxury cars using the money sent by village women who work in Arab homes cleaning toilets, and the tourism madness have already done massive societal damage.

Zone of agreement (curse of the JRJ bahubootha thing)

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  So Dayan Jayatilleke talks about the zone of agreement-”the fine line dividing an Eelam versus united federal state! His zone does not include a unitary Sri Lanka. He and other federalists want Wigneswarn to be cautious, not to be a case of pudana kotama kaapi yakaa (the devil swallowed it as if the offer was completed fully?) as if to give MR sometime to digest the rope. Dayan is so sure about a Bangladesh/Kosovo type R2P solution if W be patient. ‚ Hasty acts will be a reverse of what Prabakaran did, who refused all the good offers bestowed at his feet. ‚ This is all when MR is caught between the Canadian boycott of CHOGM and the British PM coming with -tough messages.-‚  May be another lucky UNP MP can become a new minister just to implement CHOMG decisions

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  The short descriptions in paragraphs above show that Wigneswaran, TNA, Indian RAW and Michele Sisson are just small disappointments that MR has to worry about. Dayan-â„¢s zone is a mental zone limited to a merged N-E zone; MR-â„¢s zone on the other hand is the whole country replete with mismanagement by black-whites. Just forget about the university mess, tuition mess, hospital mess, transportation mess; even the Sugala Devi-â„¢s tomb is dynamited and the archaeology boss says he will have an inquiry! There is a Ph.D. minister whose only allocated function is to protect such historical sites!

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  JRJ thought he was an Aristotle but ended like an Andare, the court jester. He preached for a system of government better than anywhere in the world, and with the help of A.J. Wilson erected a method which is now known as the bahubootha thing. With its other death trap, the new election method, this JRJ thing has become a curse for those who come to power under it. For example, we know from Mrs. B-â„¢s private secretary that she thought that -Chandrika [is] pissu kelinava.-‚  We know from RPremadas-â„¢ press secretary that -RP was suffering from severe mental (psychiatric) disease.- Fortunately, MR is free from all such problems but the curse affected him in a different way.‚  In order to overcome the most severe defect in the bahubootha thing (planted by AJ Wilson?) MR started using minister-â„¢s jobs as a bribe which is a politically wise thing to do. But in so doing he has violated a cardinal rule in management systems. It created a system of disintegration of functions that has become a malfunctioning of the whole system of governmental management. The divisions were such that no one can be identified as the party responsible for bad things. For example the function of agriculture which should under one minister is so divided that there is even a sugar minister. While this is happening on one end three or four ministers have all the key governmental functions taken out of other namesake ministries so that when things go wrong namesake ministers become the scapegoats. In a situation like this it is human nature to make hay when the sun is shining. The evil triangle operating for several decades is now at its zenith under this bribing method along with the PC white elephant. There is no Middle Path but extremism.

River for Jaffna

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  ‚ Despite all these problems from A-Z, there is no alternative for the Sinhala Buddhists and the poor Christians in Sri Lanka other than MR.‚  People have not forgotten what JRJ, RPremadas, RanilW, Ravi Karunanayaka and Mrs. Chandrika did to the country. The new movement Bodu Bala Sena is really the challenge that MR faces because it is exposing how Sinhala politicians have been playing a game of cheating Sinhala Buddhists for half a century. Therefore, if Wigneswaran and TNA becomes an albatross on MR-â„¢s neck, the country will again be in a total mess. War capital will be over. Golden brains (GLP, CBK-based federalist), copper brains (Sarath Amunugama, legalize kassippu) and sand brains (Vasu, two language national anthem) will be the first to jump ship when the right time comes.

‚  ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Therefore, if TNA is not for an Eelam, if they want to follow the law, if they learned anything from the good advice given by CJ Sansoni in 1980, then the first task before them on behalf of Tamils in Jaffna is to ask Colombo-â„¢s help to implement the river for Jaffna project, first presented by K Balasingham, member of the State Council in the 1930s and refined by S Arumugam in the 1950s and keeping it alive to date by DLO. Mendis. Since, Colombo itself should have undertaken this plan as part of the Mahaveli Project, a request from TNA, will be an eye opening cry of TNA. It would be the most beneficial, most reasonable Colombo-Jaffna joint project with least cost. In fact, this was something Douglas Devananda should have discussed with Basil Rajapakse and Bathirudeen if he was a wise man.

Colonial administrative divisions

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Whether or not Wigneswaran is honest MR has a duty to make sure that incentives promoting separatism are removed.‚  One cannot depend on Supreme Court or goodwill of Ms. Sission. America is the only country in the world where one part of a target country is bombed while parcels of food and medicine air dropped in another part of the same target country! Not only friendships are temporary but friendships can be different depending on the location-”Jaffna, Trinco or Hambantota. There are forces that W or MR cannot control. Tamils all over the world are dreaming for a Tamil state with a UN seat.‚  USA is joining with 300-million Indian middle class to control China and Trinco harbor is so valuable in this regard (it is already under Indian control). Christianization of Asia is easier if the Sinhala Buddhist society is in chaos with interfaith junk evangelical-Taliban intrusions. ‚ Steps taken to remove germs of separatism must be such that they could not be sabotaged using the R2P trick. This is why some actions suggested by Susantha Goonetilleke to introduce what Germany did to de-Nazify German minds after the end of Hitler cannot be implemented in the case of Prabakaranism in NP. Instead there are rational, reasonable, scientific Buddhist methods that can be justifiably applied in Sri Lanka.

  1. Making sure that children in NP are taught Sinhala as part of the national plan to teach Tamil and Sinhala to all school children in the island;
  2. Taking steps to demarcate GSN boundaries on the basis of natural-ecology (hydrology) and geography-based criteria;
  3. Surface or underground water resource based GSN units will fit within the 103 river basins running radially from a central mountain mass, making it possible to agglomerate‚  GSN units as electorates, districts and provinces as needed;
  4. If provinces are needed so that Tamil in the north wants a larger area all GSN units can be divided as seven river basins;
  5. River basin approach is the scientific method used in a world of global warming, environmental degradation, soil erosion, deforestation, flooding, drought, landslides, waste management, and land and air pollution.

‚ Seven River Basins

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  1. Yalpanam
  2. Raja Rata
  3. Dambadeni
  4. Mahaveli
  5. Deegavaapi
  6. Kelani
  7. Ruhunu

(Compare this map with the nine-province
map which cuts all major rivers into artificial
pieces).

With this simple change it will become obvious that the nine-province division of the island done by the British for colonial reasons has no reason to exist other than the inability of the Eurocentric black-white thinking of the UNP, LSSP, CP and SLFP politicians. With the realization that NP is depending on the Mahaveli water and that there will not be an EP, the thinking that a Tamil country could be carved out of Sri Lanka instead of from India will face a natural death. With GSN units based on natural boundaries there will be hundreds of 100% Tamil, Muslim units but there basis is not language or ethnicity but hydrology-ecology. Divisions based on river basins will not be perceived as a Tamil separatist threat by the Sinhala villagers.

Evil triangle

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Tamil separatism is only a small problem compared to the wholesale destruction taking place in the island due partisan politics. An evil triangle (politician-officer-NGO) has enveloped the villages, towns, urban areas and the whole island making people-â„¢s lives so miserable which does not appear on surface but deep within. This why the administrative boundary modification proposed above becomes more relevant in salvaging the country from the present mess.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  LLRC recommended devolution of power to the lowest possible unit of government as opposed to Tissa Vitharana-â„¢s APRC idea of having a Tamil police station in Sinhala villages. If Sri Lanka is to be protected from inevitable destruction it is necessary to create GSN-level people-â„¢s civic administrative units where 10 members are selected on non-political party basis. This is how empowerment of people can take place. This is what India is trying to do under the Panchayathi Raj law. ‚ Our situation is not as complex as India-â„¢s. All local civil administrative functions need to be handed over to these committees. They will take the decisions with the advice of officer experts and the implementation of these policy decisions to be handled by local officers responsible to the GSN committee. At present local knowledge is ignored or erased by some officer answerable to party politicians. Issues people face on a daily basis, drinking water, garbage disposal, elementary education, floods, landslides, religious harmony, agriculture, water and air pollution, basic health, NGO exploitation must be tackled by local people at local level. The Divi Neguma law needs modification and used as an instrument to create this kind of GSN level civil administrative units.‚  It is true that politicians at all levels who created a mess in the first place will not willingly give up their power and perks.‚  But this is a war for the politician MR, unlike the military war won by the soldier GR. Imagine a situation that the Bodu Bala Sena taking a booklet developed on the basis of this essay and distributing it to villagers!

Eelamist. Leena Manivekaali visits Sri Lanka and completes anti-Sri Lankan propaganda film – White Van-

October 29th, 2013

By KEERTHI WARNAKULASURIYA

The majority in the country has forgotten that a continuous plan is in operation to disrupt the CHOGM and to take our military leaders before the international criminal courts to take revenge against the defeat of the LTTE. As a link in this treacherous drive an extreme Eeelamist , Leena Manivelkalai visited Sri Lanka recently and directed an anti- government film called White Van.

She came to Sri Lanka under the pretext of participating at 41st Ilakaiya Santipuu literary festival by having mentioned to the authorities as a poetess and a writer. Rani Manivelkalai -Ëœs arrival in Sri Lanka or her stay in Jaffna was not scrutinized by our intelligence services.‚  She was received with honour and was driven ‚ to Jaffna by a well-‚  known ‚ Sinhala ‚ NGO activist.

After her arrival in Jaffna she did not participate at the literary festival. She was engaged in directing and producing a film on the persons who were made to disappear -by the SL Government-. Her effort was not only to help form‚  anti-Government views but also to arouse anti -“Sinhala‚  feelings in Tamilnadu.

After naming the film as -White Van- she commented ..- They will snatch your lives. They come hiding behind nightly dark clouds in Army uniforms. Sometimes they are in civil clothing. They will not give any reason after snatching you by your throat. You will be taken away without any warrant and sans your consent ‚ -

Pro-LTTE Tamilnadu resident, Manivelkali attempt in directing the -ËœWhite Van-â„¢ is to depict that SL Government and the army is ceaselessly kidnapping people using white vans. In her film the mention is made of the so called media person, Prageeth Eaknaligoda.

This is not the first time she made a film spreading anti Sri Lanka propaganda. In 2011 she directed a video film called Sengadal. In this film she accused Sri Lankan Navy‚  of attacking‚  Tamilnadu fishermen and Sri Lanka government-â„¢s war was not against the Tamil Tiger but against the Dravidians.

How is that this notorious film maker Manivelkali was allowed in SrI Lanka? She was free to roam around in Jaffna even though she was warned that she will be made to -Ëœdisappear-â„¢ by the Sri Lankan government.‚  She completed the film and left Sri Lanka safely.‚  Her plans are to screen the White Van before and during the CHOGM. ‚ 

(From the Defence column in Sunday Divaina of 27th Oct)

In calling cattle slaughter a -ËœGava Gathana Pinkama-â„¢ Governor Moulana has deeply hurt Buddhist sensitivities

October 28th, 2013

Shenali Waduge

-ËœDamned if you do, damned if you don-â„¢t-â„¢ seems the challenge posed to Buddhists and an increasing number of indigenous people in different corners of the world as they face new cult type incursions. Not only is the new cult enveloping victims among the Muslims but by penetrating the hyped liberal notion of -Ëœsecular multiculturalism-â„¢ the demands of Muslims take center stage pushing indigenous cultures not only to the background but ring alarm bells to the possible extinction, annihilation of not only the indigenous culture but the possible conversion of the people of an entire country to Islam in time to come e.g. Maldives.‚ 

‚ When a longstanding Muslim Governor of the Western Province in Sri Lanka suddenly issues on a State letterhead carrying at the top of the letterhead the representation of the Buddhist -ËœDharma cakra-â„¢ a request for public officials, majority of whom are Buddhist to take part and provide support to a -Ëœgava gathana pinkama-â„¢ (cattle slaughter / sacrifice meritorious act), one begins to wonder in which direction this country is now heading. ‚ In officially requesting Buddhists to violate their Buddhist first precept of venerating life by aiding and abetting cattle slaughter for the Hadj festival the Muslim Governor has crossed the boundary of respect and courtesy due to the indigenous religion and culture.

‚ Humanistic Religions

Buddhism and Jainism are the only two religions in the world to treat both human and non – human sentient beings with a high sense of reverence for life, compassion and gratitude for services rendered to humans by animals such as the cow. There is no place in Buddhism for destruction of life of animals to appease gods. The Buddha condemned such practices unreservedly. It is these Buddhist values that form the core of the civilization of this country and prevail to this day. The Buddhist public expect these values to be respected by the descendants of those who arrived in this country much later bringing a form of culture and attitude to the life of non -” human sentient beings as anything but intolerant and deplorable, and a defective code of ethics in respect to the treatment of animals.

‚ Dhammapada

The Dhammapada encapsulates the attitude of Buddhism and its reverence for life as follows:

‚ Verse 129 – Of Others Think Of As Your Own Self

All tremble at force,
of death are all afraid.
Likening others to oneself
kill not nor cause to kill.

Explanation: All tremble at violence, all fear death. Comparing oneself with others do not harm, do not kill.

‚ Verse 130 -To All Life Is Dear

All tremble at force,
dear is life to all.
Likening others to oneself
kill not nor cause to kill.

‚ Explanation: All are frightened of being hurt or any threat to one-â„¢s life. To all life is dear. Seeing that others feel the same way as oneself, equating others to oneself, refrain from harming or killing.

‚ An inexcusable request

Therefore, the act of issuing a letter by a Governor who had been holding the post for numerous years to suddenly request Buddhist public servants to take part and provide assistance to animal sacrifice and cattle slaughter and view it as a -˜ pinkama-™ (meritorious deed) is tantamount to a perversion of Buddhist values well entrenched in this country. It is a trespass on the Buddhist ethos and brings to the level of humiliation all that the Buddhists are fighting to save in a world where Buddhists wish to co-exist peacefully with Muslims in spite of being well aware of the historical reality that Muslim nations have all been created by conquest and conversion making inroads even to this day of what constitutes traditional Buddhist space and territory.

‚ The cries for mercy and agony of animals awaiting death and their behavior in the last moments of their precious lives including urinating and defecating unfortunately have no impact on those who are desensitized to suffering of other living beings, and who believe that shedding of blood and sacrificing the lives of others is the way to earn points from -ËœGod-â„¢ and one-â„¢s -Ëœreward in heaven-â„¢.

‚ To be asked to view cattle slaughter as humane and meritorious is a huge insult to Buddhists.The only real pinkama associated with cattle slaughter is the granting of freedom to the animal from slaughter by paying the Butcher or the owner of the animal destined for slaughter. This is practiced heavily in Sri Lanka by lay Buddhists, monks and Buddhist organisations. This is true religion.

‚ The state machinery of a Buddhist country (Article 9) should be associated with granting freedom to animals. Arahant Mahinda recommended it to King Devanampiyatissa and it led to the establishment of the world-â„¢s first wild life sanctuary in Mihintale 2300 years ago, and a resolve on the part of succeeding Buddhist Kings of Sri Lanka to follow suit in extending state protection to animals.

Moral conscience

Buddhist public servants have a moral conscience and they must be allowed the right to exercise their moral conscience and refuse to carry out orders which are repulsive and violate their fundamental Buddhist religious beliefs. If it is in order for the Muslims to claim the right to conduct themselves according to their religious beliefs (special Friday prayers, dress code or unwillingness to serve alcohol or pork), likewise such rights should also be extended and recognised among Buddhists. ‚ 

The conduct of a former Muslim minister and present Governor in brazenly calling upon Buddhist public servants to support -Ëœgava gathana-â„¢ (cattle slaughter) as it is a -Ëœpinkama-â„¢ (meritorious act) shows the extent to which Islamic values are rapidly replacing Buddhist values and the contempt some of these people have for Buddhist ethics and our ways of living. It is also an indication of the extent to which Islamic influence has grown to now be demanding from 74% Buddhists to view cattle slaughter as meritorious act completely slapping the doctrine with which Buddhism rests and bringing up exactly how (in)tolerant and (dis)respectful Islam and Muslims are of the indigenous Sinhala Buddhist race while accusing Buddhists.

‚ Peaceful co-existence between communities can be achieved only when those who came later with different beliefs and cultures are prepared to respect the original foundational ethos of a country long observed for more than two millennia, and not by disregarding them,‚ manipulating them, bypassing them and overruling them.

SHOULD MAMOHAN SINGH WERE TO PARTICIPATE IN CHOGEM; THEN HE SHOULD BID ADIEU TO THE UNIFIED INDIAN NATION!!!

October 28th, 2013

Mahinda Weerasinghe

Curiously enough, that old gambit of Jaffna Tamils Catholics has been rekindled again. Frustrated by their incapability of getting hold the pearl of the Indian Ocean, they have reverted back to plan B.

This new plan really is the ancient one, dusted up and presented in a new garb. ‚ It is being exploited as a lever to ply Tamil Nadu out from Indian union. Then they could exploit TN as a battering ram to dash Lankans with!

Under the circumstances, what options are open for Mamohan Singh to manure? Let us consider some basic options!

1.)‚ ‚ ‚  If Mamohan Singh has a back bone, then he can act as a statesman, and partake in the common wealth conference.

But he obviously is no Statesman!

Indeed if he were to materialize in Colombo; he would be offering Catholic Jaffna Tamils the unique opportunity they have being waiting for!‚  They would hammer in the final nail into the coffin of an amalgamated Indian union!

As far as Sri Lankans are concerned they are not looking forward to his (patholaya-â„¢s) arrival rather they would wish for is; GROBR.

2.)‚ ‚ ‚  Obviously Mamohan Singh can abscond; thus taking the uncomplicated route out!

What would be the status of India then?

Far worse than one can envisage!

It would end the regional power that India is! Practically his big brother status in Lanka; would be kaput. The surrounding nabours will look at India-â„¢s indecisiveness and take its leader to be weak. In fact such an act would be taken as fickleness and vacillation? Sri Lana without consideration would levy an extra tax for their products entering the country and boycott its products where possible!

3.) He can declare that he is sick and hence unable to attend the conference!

In fact such an ambiguity is not a bad choice, thus shirking the responsibility, and placing the region in limbo! ‚ Indeed, thus relegating the Tamil pigheadedness to be dealt by a more decisive leader! In which case the b.) Consideration will still apply

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3.)‚ ‚ ‚  Within that process Lanka would ascend as a regional power. And Mahinda be the rising star. Indeed he would evolve as the new power broker, manipulator and a wheeler dealer!

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‚ All these have come to past, because the Indian clowns did not think ahead! Definitely Mamohan Singh is no Mahatma Gandhi; the man who through his iron will broke British Coolie slave exploiting and trading empire, sometimes also called the enlightened empire for its subtle manipulations!

What these Indian jokers do not grasp is, (and here I had to used Sarath Fonske-â„¢s indispensable phase; to define such dolts) if TN is get out of the union then India itself will be, a third rate power , and infantile nation of Tamil Nadu WILL BE nation of beggars.

How so?

Here I will outline the basic factors the nascent nation of Tamil Nadu should surmount!

1.)‚ ‚  Like Individuals nations need to water to survive, indeed lots of water!

Tamil Nadu dependent on Punjab for its water. Punjab as the name implies; the land of the five rivers also is the main source of water to Tamil Nadu.

In 1966 the international law association adopted Helsinki rules on international river waters. These rules were adopted in the United Nation-â„¢s Convention in 1986 and were accepted by the international Community as part and partial of international law. This would say if TN sede from India there is no power on earth which can persuade them to give water to the newly born nation of Tamil Nadu.

2.) Catholic\Christians will dominate this nation of indentured laborers, and continue to keep TN in bondage as hand maidens of the white man!

- B R Haran acrimoniously informs that; -ËœJust as it divided the Tamil people through the bogus -ËœAryan (Brahmin) -” Dravidian (Non-Brahmin) Theory,-â„¢ to alienate non-Brahmins from the -ËœHindu-â„¢ folds along linguistic lines (Aryan Sanskrit -” Dravidian Tamil); the Church similarly divided the Sri Lankan people along linguistic (Sinhala-Tamil) lines. On the one hand, it backed the LTTE fully against the government, and on the other, it successfully infiltrated the Sri Lankan establishment and influenced the government through Sinhala Christian leadership.-â„¢
Indeed he informs -ËœThe first Sri Lankan Tamil leader who started the demand for separatism was a Christian -” Samuel James Velupillai Chelvanayakam; he also called for a -Greater Dravidic Nadu- on both sides of the Palk Straits.

It can be said that LTTE just followed his footsteps, backed by the Church and missionaries. Ever since ethnic riots took place in 1983, Anton Balasingham, a Roman Catholic, assumed the mantle of LTTE-â„¢s political leadership and was second only to Prabhakaran, also a Christian.

Ironically, the 85% Hindu majority of Sri Lankan Tamils came totally under the control of a Christian minority leadership, thanks to the Machiavellian machinations of the Church and missionaries.

Jayalalitha-â„¢s lack of insight is legendary. She is showing the Sinhalese Bogy as a diversion.

‚ Sinhalese are not answerable for years of mismanagement and absurd leadership TN has chosen! The impending obliteration of Hinduism should be placed on this aging actress and that grand dad Karunanidhi! Indians should look within and look without, for answers to their situation and mental anguish!

-Indeed, Church finally succeeded in influencing Jayalalitha after her party-â„¢s rout in the 2004 parliament elections, resulting in two telling actions. First, she repealed the anti-conversion law, enacted by her own government, to appease the Christian community; secondly, she went to the extent of denigrating and destroying the sanctity of a 2500-year-old institution established by Adi Sankara and flawlessly maintained by his order of disciples as -ËœJagath Gurus-â„¢ for millions of Hindus.-

Since then, this aging actress (Jayalalitha) has clearly sided with the Christian clergy the results were evident. Last year, while reacting to the spontaneous -Ëœretaliatory-â„¢ attacks on Christians in Kandhamal, Orissa, she called it as a -disgrace- to the nation. In fact the real disgrace I feel is; how she keeps passing the buck!

3.) ‚ Naturally the jobs in the Northern India peninsular for Tamils will dry up.

4.) ‚ Indeed Racism, prejudice and xenophobia are rampant in India. It-â„¢s a strange mixture of prejudice, ignorance and centuries-old discriminatory practices, when communities kept to themselves and segregation practices based on caste taboos raged.

Like the leopard which has fallen into a well, India is a nation in deep frustration. Obsolete strategies and mismanagement of resources is the resultant. Corruption is a huge second economy.

One can clearly perceive where all this is leading to. And who are leading the Tamil Nadu flock by their nose up the garden path!‚  In fact is this actress\leader has been mesmerized by Jaffna Catholics so much so, that she has disregarded the Tamil Hindus, which is her real power base.

apparently their plan B was put on hold waiting an opportunity such as Catholic inspired 1983 incident of Sri Lanka; which galvanized Catholic-Buddhist war in Lanka(naturally with Tamil Hindus as scrape goats). ‚ Mamohan Singh arrival in Colombo may evolve into that opportunity!

Are the Sinhalese worried? Not by a long shot as Jaffna Catholics are predictably transparent!

Soon Jaffna Tamil Catholics will find that their design has backfired yet again! The cunning Sinhalese will naturally be bringing it round to their advantage! Indeed within that process TN Hindus will be burnt as they were in a deep slumber.

Jaffna Tamil Catholics hatefulness of the Sinhalese is well-known. It is historical and deep seated inferiority complex. Even if whole of Sri Lanka is given them still it would not quench their thirst of vengeance. Strangely enough, something always come to the Sinhalese aid! If Prakakaren had got his Eelam; he would still would want to subjugate the Sinhalese. He would have gone on to do this by exploiting the Indian Tamil Hindus as cannon fodder to get whole of Sri Lanka and enslave the Sinhalese. His blind fury, new no bounds. Perhaps Gotabaya understood this and acted with impunity.

If these jokers assume that if they were to emerge as a nation, then they could invade Lanka and live happily ever after! Well they are in for a surprise! As soon as they break away from the Indian union, the India left behind will be Aryan dominated, would become rabidly anti Tamil Nadu and pro Sinhalese! A typical catch 22 situation.

If they could mot obliterate the Sinhalese race the last 2000 years how in the world can they achieve it now?

Indian Hindu Tamils should appreciate that Sinhalese live with the Indentured slave labor brought over to Ceylon by British slavers. In fact they were not tolerated by Jaffna Tamils and they never put out the red carpet in Jaffna them.

Jaffna Tamil Catholics are of the opinion they are specially created and unique, unlike the Indian riff raff. In their eyes plantation Tamils are low of the lowest and treated as pariahs. In other words it would mean that; Jaffna Tamils have not come from India originally but descended from heaven. ‚ In fact that-â„¢s why they are so special! According to the Catholic judgment they are Gods anointed lot.‚  Such bizarre myth of theirs is equal to their Holy Catholic mother-â„¢s virginity; remains unconfirmed!

Forgetting history does not mean the facts can be expunged. It is the Sinhalese Buddhist who polished the Jaffna Tamil Catholics subsequent to their arrival from India. Sinhalese got them reconditioned them from their old mind set, and taught them about hygiene, education, and polished them. And above all, got them to desist from sitting on the road side and doing number 2, as their distant cousin still practice. No wonder the inferiority complex! The Indian plantation Tamils will also be given the same polish and reconditioned similarly!

Jaffna Tamil Catholics are lucky to have got cohabitate with tolerant Sinhalese Buddhists and to live amongst them. If they have cohabited with German Aryans they would have ended in Gas chambers as Gypsies did! As Jews and gypsies found after living hundreds of years that there are no traditional home lands in Europe for them!

It is time that these Jaffna Catholics face reality!

 

Tamil Nadu’s Campaign against Sri Lanka Supported by Indian Central Government

October 28th, 2013

Ira de Silva Canada

‚ Tamil Nadu has unanimously adopted a resolution that India should boycott the CHOGM. It has now been supported by some members of the Central Government as well as the Opposition. According to Ms. Jayalalitha, even “token” representation should “not be allowed”. The question is who is going to “not allow”. Has the Central Government been replaced by Tamil Nadu? Is Tamil Nadu now governing India and is it the sole representative of India?

It would be good if India immediately communicates it’s decision to Sri Lanka. If Mr. Singh is not attending it will confirm to Sri Lankans that India has once again acted true to form and shown it’s true feelings for Sri Lanka which has been constant harassment, terrorism, invasion and interference namely the ugly face of India towards it’s neighbours.

Regarding suspending Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth, once again Tamil Nadu is showing it’s ignorance and contempt for the values of democracy and values of the Commonwealth. India has a vote, not a veto. That should be made clear to Ms. Jayalalitha by her Indian counterparts at the Centre, as they must know the protocol. As for the rights of the Tamils to be on par with the Sinhalese, she once again displays her ignorance of Sri Lanka because all Sri Lankans have the same rights. Her hypocrisy in trying to champion Tamil rights in Sri Lanka is clearly illustrated by the fact that while calling for rights of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, she makes every attempt to deprive these same Tamils of their livelihood by encouraging Tamil Nadu fisherman to poach in Sri Lankan waters. This attitude also illustrates her complete disregard for international law but reinforces the Indian attitude towards not only Sri Lanka but other countries in the region.

Regarding “the assembly also wants India to abstain from using the term friendly nation while making any reference to Sri Lanka”. Finally, Ms. Jayalalitha speaking on behalf of the Government of India, has admitted that it is not a friendly nation. Sri Lankans should accept this reality and would welcome it’s government categorising India as “unfriendly” and acting accordingly. Politicians in Sri Lanka should realise that despite their constant trips to India and Indians visiting Sri Lanka, the claims that India is a friend etc. ring hollow. Ordinary Sri Lankans know that India is not just unfriendly but an enemy that is willing to terrorise, invade, dictate and subjugate the country for India’s benefit.

It it is hoped that the Government of Sri Lanka, even at this late stage, will realise that it can not depend on India, that India by it’s own admission is no friend, that India has repeatedly acted against Sri Lanka just to secure Indian votes and economic gains, that the India that created and promoted LTTE terrorism to harass Sri Lanka has not changed and that India is willing to sacrifice Sri Lanka for political expediency. Therefore, Sri Lanka should clearly indicate to India that it will not tolerate any further interference by India, that while it is India’s decision to attend or not to attend, Sri Lanka will not tolerate any further insults or unjustified votes against it, and that it will not be subservient to India. It is once again time for the President of Sri Lanka to defend the country against external aggression because this resolution is clearly that. Sri Lanka should make it clear that non-attendance will be considered as an unfriendly, subversive act and that it will take all measures to protect the country against Indian ambitions both political and economic because that is what the Sri Lankan government is elected to do. In short, it is time to tell India that if they want to stay home to do just that in every sense of the word. Ordinary Sri Lankans are fed up with India’s bullying and interference. It is time to officially communicate Sri Lankans distrust and disgust of India.
Yours truly,
Ira de Silva
Canada

WHO IS THIS VIGNESWARAN? DOGS BARK BUT MOON NEVER COMES DOWN

October 28th, 2013

By Stanley Perera -” Melbourne

Vigneswaran I knew was from the time he became a Supreme Court Judge.‚  But the writer does not know anything about Vigneswaran before becoming a judge.‚  The writer is of the view that Vigneswaran lived in Colombo amongst his Sinhalese brethren all his life bludging the Sri Lankan Government.‚ 

Justice Vigneswaran after taking his oath as a Judge of the Supreme Court, made a controversial speech on aspirations of the Tamil people.‚  Justice Vigneswaran wore the silk burrowed from a retired Sinhalese Supreme Court Judge who happened to be a relation of his.‚  Until his retirement Justice Vigneswaran wore this borrowed silk.‚  Silk is the cloak worn by the Supreme Court judges.‚  He was one of the two judges of the bench presided by Justice Mark Fernando.‚  But never been a presiding judge.‚  If Justice Vigneswaran went against the order of the majority, he must write his own order reasoning out as to why he was opposed to the majority order.‚  So what a lazy judge does is, he agrees with the majority order.‚  Justice Vigneswaran was not only a lazy judge often he asked dumb questions from the defence counsel.‚  When asked to elaborate on the question he asked, he has forgotten what the question he asked.‚  Juctice Vigneswaran was notorious to be an unreliable judge as he frequently been sick or going to India for medical treatment.‚  Soon he retired on medical reasons.‚  THIS IS A VERY VALUABLE POINT THAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE AUTHORIES.‚  IF JUSTICE VIGNESWARAN WAS NOT FIT ENOUGH TO PERFORM AS A SUPREME COURT JUDGE DUE TO HIS POOR HELTH CONDITION, HOW COME HE FUNCTION AS A CHIEF MINISTER OF THE NORTHERN PROVINCIAL COUNCIL?

Question number two:‚  When Vigneswaran was nominated to contest as the Chief Minister there were some allegations that Vigneswaran lived all his life in Colombo and he was not a registered voter in the North.‚  THIS IS THE SECOND POINT THAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE AUTHORITIES TO ASCERTAIN IF VIGNESWARAN IS REGISTERED AS A VOTER IN BOTH COLOMBO AND NORTH OR ONLY REGISTERED IN COLOMBO.‚  The GoSL must appoint a commission to investigate the above allegations together with his speeches made since becoming the CM on the basis of communal feelings that brings disharmony amongst the Sri Lankan communities.‚  His affiliations with the Indian sponsored anti Sinhalese and pro-terrorist ideology.‚  Vigneswaran is not a clever judge.‚  The man-â„¢s utterances are not that of an educated person. ‚ ‚ This man has more Sinhalese friends and relations than Tamils.‚  He has selected cheap and racist ideology for quick fame.

Since Vigneswaran became a politician he becomes a servant to the voters.‚  So he must Sir the constituents.‚  Vigneswaran must realise that he is only the CM.‚  Above him are: GA, Governor, Basil Rajapakse, Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Prime Minister and the President.‚  Therefore Vigneswaran is only the bottom of the heap.‚  At the rate he is uttering anti Sri Lankan slogans copied from the filthy Nadoos, Vigneswaran is already branded as a trash together with stinking TNAI.‚  Dogs bark.‚  Moon never comes down.‚  It is only fools make a noise.‚  Empty vessels make a noise too.

If one respects others, others will respect you in return.‚  While Vigneswaran disrespects Sinhalese, this fool cannot expect the Sinhala people to return him the respect.‚  Respect is something that one has to earn through his behaviour and the attitude.‚  This fellow is sponsored by Indians, funded by the RAW, manipulated by anti Sri Lankan mistress and Karunasleeping and elected by racist Tamils, practicing megalomaniac-â„¢s ideology.‚  Having lived all his life amongst the Sinhala brethren and bludging the Sri Lankan Government, no sooner the chappie becoming the CM showing his true colours is no surprise for a racist Tamil.

Could Vigneswaran have become a Supreme Court judge in India or in Tamil Nadoo?‚  NO.‚  Could Vignesvaran have become a Chief Minister in any State in India, let alone in Tamil Nadoo?‚  NO.‚  It is only in Sri Lanka that this racist Vigneswaran rose up to the top ladder in the judiciary and in local politics. So where is the discrimination you racist Vigneswaran?‚  Didn-â„¢t you achieve the Tamil people-â„¢s aspirations?‚  Where is the patriotism to the country that gave you everything that you asked for?‚  You are an undesirable, ungrateful and untrustworthy son of a gun.‚  You possess all the pre-requisites to be a parasite.‚  Megalomaniac has been replaced by a Megalomaniac.‚  This chap received a free education at the expense of the Sri Lankan government.‚  Man you are insulting the moderate Tamil people.

Sri Lanka is for all Sri Lankans.‚  Tamil people live all over the island.‚  Vigneswaran wants all Sinhalese leave north.‚  This chap wants the Sinhala Governor out of North.‚  The chappie wants separate Tamil Police force in the North.‚  This idiot wants the SL Army leave north.‚  Did this man say any of these during the 30 years of terror by his predecessor the Megalomaniac?‚  The chappie is blowing hot and cold.‚  Very injurious indeed.

More than half of the Tamils in the North are KALLATHONIS including Rayappu, Saundranayagam, Sampanthan and Sivajilingam.‚  They are thriving at the expense of the Sri Lankan Government.‚  Those starving Nadoos who do not know what a toilet is or how to use a toilet, an uncivilised Indians demanding the Tamil people-â„¢s aspirations.‚  It is a joke.‚  These Kallathonis demand from a country they do not belong to a separate state.‚  Now at this point the writer reminds the lecture by SL Army Commander Daya Rathnayake, -that if anyone tries to separate the country, their heads will be separated from the bodies like what happened to the Megalomaniac.‚  The above named racist Kallathonis including the successor to the Megalomanic‚  must take this lecture as a warning.‚  Take my humble advice you racist Tamils:‚  Live and let live like the moderate Tamil people.‚  Don-â„¢t insult the moderate Tamils like Thurai and Rajasinham.

Retired Major General Chandrasiri has better right to be Governor of Northern Province than Retired Judge Vigneswaran to be the Chief Minister.

October 28th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera

Tamil Terrorists of Sri Lanka were a group ‚ ‚  apart, who had not accepted Sri Lanka as their motherland.‚  They had also not accepted that they belonged to the‚  larger Community of Sri Lankan people.‚  They wanted therefore to break away to form ‚ their own Tamil fatherland, exclusively for the Tamils.

From about 2001 TNA were the spokesmen for the terrorists, and had no interest in Sri Lanka other than to break it up to realise posthumously ‚ their leader -“the terrorist Prabhakaran-â„¢s dream of a separate Tamil Eelam State.

Even today TNA would go all the way to India, Canada or any other distant place, to discuss the rights of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka, overlooking more appropriate persons to consult such as the President of Sri Lanka, and his government.‚  The Sinhala people are distasteful to TNA. TNA remains ‚ a‚  part of the terrorist outfit-its rump. When they say they do not want to participate in the CHOGM one sees how disconnected they are from reality.

TNA are not acting as Sri Lankans, but more like the Tamil Nadu supporters of ‚ Jayalalitha.‚  Their place is in Tamil Nadu and certainly not in Sri Lanka, perhaps their agenda is to finally join up with TamilNadu to make a larger Tamil Eelam.

Now after the elimination of the Tamil terrorists we find that not only were the Tamil terrorists of Sri Lanka, but all Tamils in Sri Lanka think as the eliminated terrorists.‚  They want a separate Tamil Fatherland exclusively for the Tamils,‚  and ‚ they do not seek to have any affinity with the rest of the non-Tamil‚  population of Sri Lanka. Reconciliation is a meaningless word for them.

This became more apparent when the TNA Candidates won the PC elections in the North and formed the North PC with Vigneswaran as the Chief Minister.

Vigneswaran a Tamil from Colombo is a retired Judge.‚  A judge is appointed from among the lawyers.‚  He is not necessarily an intellectual nor an exceptionally intelligent person.‚  Vigneswaran represents the Tamils living outside the North and East.

One expected that the Tamils coming from the South, think differently from the Tamils in the North or East and are more tolerant, learned and not down right hardcore Tamils with a leaning towards‚  the Tamil terrorist way of thinking.

Vigneswaran was a Judge by profession, but his mentality is similar to that of the uneducated criminal terrorist Prabhakaran. Vigneswaran speaks the same language of his hero Prabhakaran, whom he equates to Keppetipola Mahadisawa,‚  showing his utter lack of the knowledge of the history of Sri Lanka.

He said in his maiden speech as the‚  Chief Minister of NPC, -We must try to diffuse our anger by learning how a single man called Kepitipola Disawe brought about anger in the midst of the Britishers and enthusiasm in the midst of the present day Sinhalese. War and competitions are those factors that would be working against us, but mutual understanding would bring about unity in our midst.-

With such foolish pronouncements Vigneswaran has kicked‚  reconciliation on the -back-.‚  No reconciliation is possible with a man like Vigneshwaran as the Chief Minister of NPC, he simply does not want it, and UNHRC Pillay should take note.

The myth the educated Tamils in Colombo and elsewhere in the South are different to those in Jaffna was busted when the Chief Minister of the North PC made his maiden speech .‚  Vigneswaran enjoyed the peace, all the‚  liberties, respect and opportunities the South provided‚  for him; ‚ but the ungrateful man he is, he‚  has turned out to be a‚  Tamil politician like Sampanthan and the rest admiring and hero worshipping ‚ the‚  Tamil terrorists, aspiring to do differently what his Talaivar Prabhakaran wanted to do through terrorism-to ‚ carve out a separate territory to the Tamils.

In his Maiden speech as the Chief Minister he talks as if he were the anointed King of the North. His maiden speech as CM of NPC was not in keeping with what is expected of ‚ a Chief Minister.‚  He cannot be any different from the eight other Chief Minsters of Sri Lanka, and claim additional rights and privileges.

He says he does not condone the presence of the Army in the North for the reason of such presence based on National Security.‚  He does not want the Army to acquire land and says the land should be returned to the rightful owners and – mechanisms must be in place to ensure that it happens.-

He has also said , –¦-¦..that ‚ it was wrong to act without understanding the language, culture and civilization of the Tamil community while he added that police had become an obstacle to the people of the North in their daily affairs. He added that it would therefore be wise to recruit people of the North to the police force in the area.-

Vigneswaran as the CM of the NPC should carry out the duties allocated to his Office, without giving instructions to the government as to what it has to do for the Northern Provincial Council.

When he said that, -Our people will not work in a way which makes it necessary for the army to remain in full strength in the North,” , he seems to have really lost his – mental balance- .‚  He is not wise, forward looking, and‚  human.‚  He demonstrated‚  that he is not the man through whom ‚ peace, happiness, and progress ‚ would come to the people of the North. He does no seem to know that peace and prosperity will come to north only in uniting forces with the rest of the country.

Vigneswaran is certainly out of place in the ‚ North as Chief Minister. He does not speak as a wise man,‚  a retired Judge at the ripe age of Seventy, but as a man in his dotage, who loved the terrorist leader who without even a proper education built a great terrorist fighting force. He now wants to take ‚ up the reins to realize his hero-â„¢s dream in ‚ a more acceptable way as an educated person and a retired judge.

Vigneswaran has become a sleepwalker. His main preoccupation is the Army. He does not want the Army in the North. Poor man is amnesic. He has ‚ forgotten that it is after all the Army that brought peace to the people of the North who gave him an – over whelming- support.‚  He seems to have forgotten that his making the Maiden Speech as the Chief Minister of the Provincial Council of the North after a democratic election, was made possible by none other than the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka that he now wants to send away.

Vigneswartan is no better than‚  his political leaders the Sampanthan and the click, he says in his maiden speech ‚ not of things that he proposes to do for the upliftment of the living conditions of the people , how he proposes to make the North prosperous, and the people happy, but he speaks of separation, removing the Army, and changing the Governor.

He goes a bit too far‚  in‚  saying that the Governor of the Northern Province should be removed.‚  He‚  added, -If the President is really interested in a civil administration, we urge him to appoint a person, not a military person, but a civilian as the Governor. I wish to inform that the Northern Province people expects a Governor who has experience in the post conflict period, who has the experience in rehabilitation, reconstruction, resettlement, development and a person who has the interest in the affairs and welfare of women, children, elders, youths and in the former armed cadres.- (emphasis mine)

What an ignorant man ?

What does Vigneshwaran who praises Prabhakaran comparing him to Keppetipola Dissawa, know about Major General G.A.Chandrasiri ?

The people of the North if they have any sense of gratitude and knows at what cost the peace that they enjoy today ‚ has been brought to them, should consider it a great privilege to have Major General G.A.Chandrasiri as their governor.‚  He is the symbol of peace that is now prevailing in the North, which Vigneswaran, Sampanthan and his TNA cohorts are trying to upset and create disorder.

Major General Chandrasiri‚  as the Governor in the North is not representing the Army, but he is a retired civilian appointed to the office of ‚ Governor by the President of Sri Lanka, as much as Vigneswaran does not represent the Judiciary,‚  but a retired civilian appointed the Chief Minister of the NPC by the Governor G.A.Chandrasiri‚  following the PC elections in the North.

Major General G.A.Chandrasiri is however a National war hero. He had a brilliant past‚  before his retirement.‚  Vigneswaran was only a Judge, listening to cases in a clean and neat courtroom, and living a comfortable life in Colombo, in peace and security.‚  Nevertheless Vigneswaran cannot hold a candle to Major General Chandrasiri who in his military service was risking his life to keep people like Vigneswaran safe and in comfort.

Major General G.A.Chandrasiri was the Commander of the Security forces in Jaffna.‚  He joined the army in 1974 when he was only 20 years of age.‚  He was the Brigade Commander Armoured Brigade and Commander of the Area Head Quarters in ‚ Mannar.‚  As the Commander of the Security forces in Jaffna he resisted several attacks against Jaffna by the terrorists.‚  Later after a successful offensive he pushed the terrorists out of Jaffna, and recaptured Elephant Pass.‚  After elimination of the terrorists he was the Competent Authority for approximately 3,000,000 internally displaced personnel and was in charge of the resettlement process.‚  He retired from the Army in 2009 and was appointed the Governor of Northern Province.

What better man is there to be the Governor of Northern Province other than the retired Major General G.A.Chandrasiri.‚  He is better than a civil administrator could ever be.‚  He saved Jaffna from being mutilated by the Tamil terrorists, and helped in the resettlement of the IDPs.‚  He risked his life to save the Jaffna Peninsular. Not only the Tamils in the North, but also the present Chief Minister of the NPC should‚  be grateful to‚  G.A.Chandrasiri and be proud to have him as the Governor.

The retired Major General G.A.Chandrasiri has a greater right to be the Governor of the Northern Province , than the‚  retired judge Vigneswaran to be the Chief Minister. Perhaps Anandasangaree would have been a better choice.

Vigneswaran came from Colombo, lived, studied, and worked in Colombo.‚  He was invited by the former spokesmen for the terrorists the TNA , who are not patriots of‚  Sri Lanka , who never risked their lives to keep the North secure and out of danger from the terrorists, to be their CM Candidate for the North Provincial Council elections.

The Tamil people of the North perhaps voted for him as they thought he is different from‚  the unclean TNA politicians, (who may have frightened them as they have faces that made them fearful), and hoped that Vigneswaran will be‚  more respectable and ‚ create for them a gentle and a peaceful political environment than the egoist TNA the shadow of the terrorists.

 

The TNA Are Mere Smalltime Political Representation With A Single Northern District Council Win, Not Heads Of Nations To Decline Attending The CHOGM Summit Which Is Laughable!

October 28th, 2013

Insight By Sunil Kumar

October 27th 2013

It is no blow for the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit to be held in Colombo which some myopics seem to believe is troubled~ far from it ~‚ that Sri Lanka-â„¢s main Tamil party the TNA has said it would boycott the event. “Main Tamil Party” in this respect seems indicative of many factions within the Tamil Community and the only Tamil party with a miniscule representation in Parliament which does not really entitle them to the high faluting attitude they seemed to have adopted of late and the arrogance somewhat reminiscent of their onetime champions the deposed Tamil Tigers.

While the “troubled” caption comes as a result of declination by a few of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger sympathetic Diaspora supportive adversaries who have been misled by the cooked up innuendo and false portrayals of what transpired in Sri Lanka in the decades long anti insurgent campaign by the Armed Forces, there has also been no mandate for the TNA to participate in the CHOGM as they are not heads of any State by any stretch of the imagination. It seems wishful thinking on their part.

On this basis‚  even if they attempted to participate, they should be prevented on the basis that they are Tamil Tiger sympathisers~ formerly very boldly and openly ‚ and today somewhat low key for very obvious reasons yet‚ continuing to carry out secessionist objectives where, now that they have gained a victory in a Nothern‚ Provincial Council Election that has no real‚ bearing on relativities linked to governance of the Nation‚ they still attempt to show a clout to which they are far from being entitled to.

It almost seems high handed that utterances such as quote~ -We will not take part in CHOGM. But our staying away does not mean we are protesting against the participating nations. We will be eager to meet them,- Mavai Senathirajah, a senior Tamil National Alliance (TNA) legislator has said on Saturday.So what gives them the right to be so bold in their rhetoric or is this some kind of ignorance linked apathy?

As it stands today they should realise that they are being closely watched by an Administration that hardly wants any recurrences of past secessionist based problems linkable to Tamil Tiger dogma and conscious of the direction of the TNA which shows ‚ signs that they seem to want to persist in what they call “the Tamil struggle” which should not be acceptable to a multi ethnic environment in Sri Lanka albeit with a strong Majority Sinhalese head count within the ruling party which is impartial and fair towards addressing the needs of all minorities particularly Tamils.
Something the Administration has done admirably well and continues to do so which the TNA hardly wants to admit or recognize but continue to present obstacles at every turn which could lead to an eventual unacceptable perception by the Nation’s lawmakers that could land them in hot water.

In response to‚  what TNA sources have‚ said that “during the inaugural meeting of the Northern Provincial Council, the TNA group had resolved that Chief Minister of the Tamil-dominated northern province C.V. WigneswarIan must shun the CHOGM in Colombo‚ due to be held this‚ November .” But who invited him? as once again he is no head of Government nor has he the mandate to attend by the simplest of definitions.There also seems to be a matter of interpretation of Plain English about what CHOGM stands for.

It is almost as though the TNA are attempting to force themselves into the CHOGM which is what makes it laughable as they seem to be taking too much for granted over a single Provincial Council win ‚ while also presenting themselves as the overall representation of all Sri Lankan Tamils which seems the furthest from the truth as there are many within their community who would much rather give them a wide berth based on their pro Tamil Tiger stance‚ and pledge their allegiances to the Government of Sri lanka who has prioritised their needs today‚ despite opinions to the contrary stemming from deplorable and unacceptable sources.

Malala Fever in the Western media: David Milliband trying score some points.

October 28th, 2013

By U.B.Gunasinghe PhD

Few weeks ago American media outlets were very excited by the news that Malala has been nominated for the Noble Peace price and eventually same media outlets were very disappointed that she did not receive the Nobel peace prize.‚  I was surprised to see David Milliband appeared on one Sunday talk show with some agent from a private firm helping with Malala foundation.‚  This guy knows where to go for his personal gain.‚  He may be involved with the foundation.‚  This is the guy who was helping LTTE who were dragging young girls from schools and their homes and sending to war front and eventually die for nothing.‚  His country (UK) is presently harboring terrorist aunty Adel Balasingham who was acting as a leader of the LTTE baby brigade and distributing cyanide capsules to young ladies who were deprived of their right to go to school and have a good free education provided by the Sri Lankan government.

Fact about Nobel Peace Prize:

Usually Nobel committee awards the prize to who deserves in the field of Science and medicine.‚  But some time peace prize is politicized and given to who has done nothing for the world peace.‚  One good example is giving Nobel peace prize to President Obama.‚  This year-â„¢s peace went to the organization who is trying to eliminate chemical weapons from the world.‚  I think this is reasonable instead of giving it to Malala.‚  No doubt that this young girl is outspoken and survived assassination attempt by notorious terrorist group Al-Qaida. In the Western media they depicted that many developing countries are not allowing women to have a good education.‚  Contrary this problem prevails only in some Muslim countries and the problem is not universal.‚  Therefore she did not deserve the Nobel peace prize at this juncture.

In Sri Lanka, President Rajapaksa-â„¢s government deserve more credit for saving many young girls and boys rescued from the LTTE clutches and giving them the chance to rehabilitate and integrated into the society.‚  They were deprived of their childhood, good education and live free as normal citizens.‚  Sri Lanka should be extolled by the international community for her good work on these misguided children.‚  But what is really happening?‚  Every year in March at UNHRC headed by the Nazi, racist HR commissioner trying to castigate Sri Lanka based upon unproven charges mostly fabricated by Tamil net and BBC.

I think it time for our foreign ministry to take up the Adel Balasingham matter with the appropriate forum and even try to extradite her to Sri Lanka to face justice for her crimes against humanity.‚  Her video showing distributing cyanide capsules to children is enough to convict her even in International criminal Courts.‚  ‚ As expatriates we must investigate the possibilities (possibly by good layers) of take this matter to ICC.

Sri Lanka assumes leadership of the Colombo Process

October 28th, 2013

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva

The Chairmanship of the Colombo Process was transferred from the Government of Bangladesh to the Government of Sri Lanka during a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva on 21 October 2013.

The Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origin in Asia, which was initiated at Ministerial Consultations for Asian Labour Sending Countries held in 2003 in Colombo. The group includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, and has met in Manila (2004), Bali (2005) and Dhaka (2011) to review and monitor the implementation of previous recommendations and identify areas for future actions. The Geneva headquartered International Organization for Migration (IOM) serves as the secretariat for the Colombo Process.

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Speaking on the occasion Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha said with 21% of its working population working overseas and 46% of them women Sri Lanka takes the issue of labour migration very seriously and will bring to bear Sri Lanka’s experience on the Colombo Process. Noting that while the Colombo Process countries are in some instances competitors, Ambassador Aryasinha said Sri Lanka believed that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and that their collective voice will be stronger than any individual voices. He said building on the accomplishments of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka in consultation with the membership of the Colombo Process, will evolve a road map on action to be undertake in the course of their chairmanship where member countries can optimize their mutual benefit. He saw the sharing of best practices, a qualification recognition process, minimum wages as well as improvement of working conditions in countries of destination, and assistance to migrant workers in crisis situations as priority areas. He also emphasized the importance for the Colombo Process to engage with greater vigour and credibility with countries of labour destination through the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) and other similar processes, as well as to pursue the interests of Colombo Process countries in ensuring that due recognition is given to migration as one of the priority areas of the post-2015 development agenda.

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Abdul Hannan, said he was pleased with what his government-â„¢s chairmanship had accomplished, and was happy to be handing over the chairmanship to Sri Lanka, the birthplace of the Colombo Process. He thanked Ambassadors of all Colombo Process countries in Geneva and the IOM in the region and HQs for their support during the Bangladeshi chairmanship, which included the hosting of the Ministerial Meeting and Senior Officials meeting in 2011, the endorsement of the operating modalities, a Research Study on Labour Migration in Colombo Process countries and the recent Colombo Process statement delivered at the UN High Level Dialogue (HLD) on migration.

Director General of the IOM Ambassador William Lacy Swing who thanked Bangladesh for its very able leadership of the Colombo Process, said he considered it fitting that the Colombo Process should, after ten years of existence, be returning to its birthplace. He reassured the incoming chair that IOM would remain engaged with the Colombo Process and would explore new ways of securing funding for the process, thereby enhancing the regularity with which it meets. The timing of the handing over was opportune as there is much to be done following the HLD and in view of the other ongoing processes. He underlined the possible benefits of the Colombo Process engagement with other processes, with the global Regional Consultative Process (RCP) meetings being a prime opportunity for such interaction. He also suggested that the Colombo Process may also wish to consider how it might engage with other RCPs in their region, in addition to the ADD.

Geneva

25 October 2013

TN politicians-â„¢ call for CHOGM boycott

October 28th, 2013

Ira de Silva Canada

‚ Tamil Nadu has unanimously adopted a resolution that India should boycott the CHOGM. It has now been supported by some members of the Central Government as well as the Opposition. According to Ms. Jayalalitha, even “token” representation should “not be allowed”. The question is who is going to “not allow”. Has the Central Government been replaced by Tamil Nadu? Is Tamil Nadu now governing India and is it the sole representative of India?

It would be good if India immediately communicates it’s decision to Sri Lanka. If Mr. Singh is not attending it will confirm to Sri Lankans that India has once again acted true to form and shown it’s true feelings for Sri Lanka which has been constant harassment, terrorism, invasion and interference namely the ugly face of India towards it’s neighbours.

Regarding suspending Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth, once again Tamil Nadu is showing it’s ignorance and contempt for the values of democracy and values of the Commonwealth. India has a vote, not a veto. That should be made clear to Ms. Jayalalitha by her Indian counterparts at the Centre, as they must know the protocol. As for the rights of the Tamils to be on par with the Sinhalese, she once again displays her ignorance of Sri Lanka because all Sri Lankans have the same rights. Her hypocrisy in trying to champion Tamil rights in Sri Lanka is clearly illustrated by the fact that while calling for rights of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, she makes every attempt to deprive these same Tamils of their livelihood by encouraging Tamil Nadu fisherman to poach in Sri Lankan waters. This attitude also illustrates her complete disregard for international law but reinforces the Indian attitude towards not only Sri Lanka but other countries in the region.

Regarding “the assembly also wants India to abstain from using the term friendly nation while making any reference to Sri Lanka”. Finally, Ms. Jayalalitha speaking on behalf of the Government of India, has admitted that it is not a friendly nation. Sri Lankans should accept this reality and would welcome it’s government categorising India as “unfriendly” and acting accordingly. Politicians in Sri Lanka should realise that despite their constant trips to India and Indians visiting Sri Lanka, the claims that India is a friend etc. ring hollow. Ordinary Sri Lankans know that India is not just unfriendly but an enemy that is willing to terrorise, invade, dictate and subjugate the country for India’s benefit.

‚ It it is hoped that the Government of Sri Lanka, even at this late stage, will realise that it can not depend on India, that India by it’s own admission is no friend, that India has repeatedly acted against Sri Lanka just to secure Indian votes and economic gains, that the India that created and promoted LTTE terrorism to harass Sri Lanka has not changed and that India is willing to sacrifice Sri Lanka for political expediency. Therefore, Sri Lanka should clearly indicate to India that it will not tolerate any further interference by India, that while it is India’s decision to attend or not to attend, Sri Lanka will not tolerate any further insults or unjustified votes against it, and that it will not be subservient to India. It is once again time for the President of Sri Lanka to defend the country against external aggression because this resolution is clearly that. Sri Lanka should make it clear that non-attendance will be considered as an unfriendly, subversive act and that it will take all measures to protect the country against Indian ambitions both political and economic because that is what the Sri Lankan government is elected to do. In short, it is time to tell India that if they want to stay home to do just that in every sense of the word. Ordinary Sri Lankans are fed up with India’s bullying and interference. It is time to officially communicate Sri Lankans distrust and disgust of India.
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Yours truly,
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Ira de Silva

Canada‚ ‚ 

Chief Minister Wigneswaran -” So you want the Sri Lankan Army in barracks but you have no issues with the army building houses for Tamils?

October 27th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge‚ 

What can we deduce when a former Supreme Court judge now turned Chief Minister of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka in the presence of the Governor of the North delivers a speech and tells the Governor in no uncertain terms that he is not welcome and must go because the Province is ONLY for Tamils? It is nothing but childish for a man in his 70s to behave as he has knowing that being the Chief Minister does not give him ANY mandate to remove or even request to remove the Governor who by status is superior to the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister-â„¢s behaviour is a perfect example of the discourtesy and ingratitude that a lot of people are now beginning to notice and take note of.

‚ We thought the Tamil people were deprived of their freedoms and rights under the LTTE, when Tamils were computerized and had to contribute a monthly -Ëœdonation-â„¢ to the LTTE.

‚ We thought the Tamil people had no freedom of movement because under LTTE every vehicle and person going to and from Omanthai checkpoint was taxed, family members had to leave their deeds or even a person as assurance of their return. Even a child from every home had to be -Ëœdonated-â„¢ but Tamils saw to it that the high castes were never part of that -Ëœdonation-â„¢.

‚ We thought the Tamil people were scared because under LTTE defacto rule, even TNA members dared not put a foot into LTTE territory as Prabakaran-â„¢s actions could never be predicted. We wonder exactly how many times Chief Minister Wigneswaran actually entered Jaffna under LTTE rule? The Chief Minister was like all TNA members happily living amongst Sinhalese in Colombo and most often guarded by -ËœSinhalese-â„¢ to keep them alive from LTTE bullets if they were to in any way enrage megalomaniac Prabakaran. Scores of Tamils and Tamil politicians have perished as a result.

‚ We thought the Tamil people were relieved when they were appealing to be saved from the clutches of the LTTE. Our brave soldiers sacrificed their lives and some their limbs to bring close to 300,000 of these Tamil civilians to safety. When they came running towards the army our soldiers thought they wanted to be saved, our soldiers gave food and water because they had not had anything proper to eat for days, our soldiers dressed their wounds -” wounds inflicted by the LTTE and our brave men virtually carried them to safety. The army did not act like Chief Minister Wigneswaran is now doing.

‚ Let the Chief Minister, TNA and Tamils wherever they live be reminded that it is the Sri Lankan Army who are building houses for Tamils to live in. The Army are also building roads, infrastructure and they have changed the North that had never even seen a proper concrete road in 30 odd years. None of the NGOs or LTTE with USD300million paved a single road. The Tamils must be appreciative of this at least. In a country with 2/3 population Sinhalese is it not they who are footing the bills for these mass scale development for which the Government is taking so much of loans even diverting funds meant for the South to be used in the North? Is there no gratitude?

‚ The state has allocated 40 perches of land, dry rations for 6months, access to hospitals, school and ability to carry out a livelihood without fear to all IPDs. The 40 perch land area will have a house built by the Sri Lankan military which will comprise 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and living room and these houses will take 3 weeks to complete and the Tamils recipients of these homes were people who were living in cadjan huts. In the village of Keppapilau where these houses were being built by the army it was easy to observe how the Tamil men chose to simply watch without even coming to help carry a brick -” such was the mentality of the people. Were they not aware that some of these soldiers did not have proper homes of their own, some of these soldier brothers who had died for the nation could not even have their caskets taken inside because there was no proper door. These were the men who despite not having a home were building homes for people who possible even had been helping the LTTE at one time or the other. Chief Minister Wigneswaran does not deserve to treat our brave soldiers as he is doing.

‚ The Chief Minister and others of the TNA are asking the Sinhalese to leave the North, has the Chief Minister forgotten that 2/3 of his life was spent amongst the Sinhalese? Did the Sinhalese tell him that he was not welcome in the South and demand that he leave? How did Chief Minister Wigneswaran rise up the judicial system if he was discriminated? How did he take orders from a Sinhalese Chief Justice if he cannot now work alongside the Northern Governor because he is Sinhalese and a former military person? If so why did Chief Minister take oaths twice from the President of Sri Lanka who also happens to be the overall Commander of the Armed Forces? Did he give up his legal practice because he had to take orders from a Sinhalese Chief Justice? Did he leave Colombo to live in the North with the LTTE because LTTE was representative of the Tamils and he could not live with the Sinhalese? Did he send his daughters to fight on behalf of the LTTE and against the Sinhalese if he hates the Sinhalese so much?

‚ Why is it that there is so much hatred spewing, when Tamil politicians address the Tamil populace but when these Tamil politicians are invited to meet the President they are all smiles and handshakes? Are we all privy to just a charade where all politicians are taking the people for a jolly ride pretending they hate each other?

‚ In commercial business, no businessmen would dare close the door to people because of their ethnicity or religion. Businessmen always put profits first. Therefore, whether his customer is Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim they would always be courteous. Politicians likewise end up doing the same. They would try their best to garner support and extract the best profits for themselves. The TNA is calling for Tamils to buy only from Tamils, sell only to Tamils what would that realistically mean? Is it something practical and for the Chief Minister whose daughter is now married to a Sinhalese what would that mean too! These actions of the Chief Minister and TNA appear attempts to replicate the celluloid politics that prevail in Tamil Nadu but it is a good time for Chief Minister to change the film reel for it is getting a bit tiresome listening to the same tape. We have had enough of satires.

‚ If the people have given the TNA a mandate, two independent surveys have also given a mandate of confidence in the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil people clearly say that they want the army to stay. What the Chief Minister, the TNA or the Tamil people wish or does not wish is irrelevant for the Army is not deployed to win popularity contests or their garlands of approval. The Sri Lankan Army is placed in the North because the Army has to protect the strategic interests of Sri Lanka. These areas were one time LTTE dens and terrorist logistics took place from North to Tamil Nadu. Illegal immigration has become a contentious issue but a factor that cannot be ignored. Fishing factor is connected to these same fishermen carrying arms and ammunition at one time on behalf of the LTTE. The reasons that the Sri Lankan Army must remain is nothing that needs to be laid out for consent or approval from any citizen or political party. It is within the right of every elected Government to deploy its troops wherever it sees fit.

‚ The Army is deployed by orders of the President to ensure that terrorism of any kind does not emerge AGAIN. Terrorism emerged from the North. The Army cannot accept assurances from the TNA, a mouthpiece of the LTTE that simply because it has won an election they will not encourage terrorism like it had in the past. As for the appointment of a former military head as the Governor, it is the choice of the President of Sri Lanka -” how can one of 9 Chief Ministers question his appointment and demand him to vacate? These childish behaviors must cease.

All that these actions are showing is that the Chief Minister and TNA are finding it difficult to govern the North and so are picking at whatever straws they can find to build excuses for not getting on with governing the North. All these years they had been promising this that and the other and now when they have been given the mantle to develop the North all they can think of doing is to find excuses for not being able to do so without looking at the prevailing issues like rise in domestic violence, men drunk and abusing wives, youth unable to handle their new freedoms, upliftment of the health systems, ensuring all children receive education, ensuring Tamil teachers return to Jaffna to teach instead of wanting to remain in Colombo, the liberated Tamil women and their livelihood issues, ensuring that the 40 perches of land given the areas are used to cultivate and to facilitate agriculture etc.

These are the things that the Chief Minister and TNA should ideally be concentrating on not things that are weak attempts to hide their incompetence and inefficiency and the real fact that they don-â„¢t want some Tamils to really rise to reach their full potential. For those aware of the caste factor, they would know how true this is.

Part of the main problem is that the Chief Minister and the TNA have dislocated themselves from thinking as citizens of Sri Lanka. Part of the politicians problem is that they have fallen for a false -Ëœreconciliation-â„¢ slogan when what should have been argued is that Sri Lanka-â„¢s Army took on a TERRORIST MOVEMENT that challenged the peace of Sri Lanka and the peaceful existence of its people and these terrorists were given ample occasions to lay down their arms and surrender but they chose not to and so a JUST WAR was declared.

On what grounds is there any need for Sri Lanka to agree for a dumbfounded notion of reconciliation when the Sri Lankan Army eliminated TERRORISTS and not Tamils? What is there is to RECONCILE with TERRORISTS?

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

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-â„¢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 whether one should laugh or cry as regards the attitude of the Indian Union Minister.

‚ Sri Lanka is bombarded day in and day out with statements, advice, guidelines, pontifications, warnings, threats, etc. from every Tom, Dick and Harry in India, and more specifically in Tamil Nadu, as to how Sri Lanka should manage its affairs. The 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka-â„¢s constitution, which was rammed down the throat of a former president of the Island nation by Rajiv Gandhi, is being bandied about as manna from heaven: it is professed by India and its lackeys in Sri Lanka as the panacea for all ills of Sri Lanka-â„¢s Tamils, and by extrapolation, of all Sri Lankan nationals.

‚ Starting with the Prime Minister of India, through his Minister of External Affairs and ending up with the vociferous anti-Sri Lanka politicians of Tamil Nadu -” those in power as well as others long past their -Ëœsell by date-â„¢ -” obviously have no problems in India or Tamil Nadu on which they should spend their energies: all their working hours are spent on the desire for improving the welfare of Sri Lanka-â„¢s Tamils. In contrast, it obviously is in order for Indian politicians and their diplomats -” Dixit, the onetime Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka would be the best example -” to overstep their remit interfering in Sri Lanka-â„¢s affairs.

‚ There is clearly nothing inappropriate or incorrect in what the Sri Lanka-â„¢s High Commissioner to India has said. Out of the 53 Heads of State in the Commonwealth countries it is only the Prime Minister of Canada who wants to give the CHOGM a miss. Even a kindergarten kid knows that the move has nothing do with human rights issues or how Sri Lanka managed to get rid of the most ruthless terrorists in the world in May 2009: the PM of Canada would be salivating like one of Pavlov-â„¢s dogs when he thinks of the block vote of Sri Lanka Tamils now settled in the Greater Toronto area that he would receive with his much publicised anti-Sri Lanka action. As opposed to that stance, those of the calibre of the Prime Minister of Malaysia and other level-headed statesmen have indicated that they will be pleased to be in Sri Lanka in November at the summit in Colombo.

Tamil Nadu’ Resolution to Not attend the Commonwealth Summit

October 27th, 2013

Ira de Silva London, Canada

The Editor
The Hindu
Delhi, India

Dear Sir:

Reference your news report regarding the resolution passed in Tamil Nadu now supported by members of the Congress heading the UPA at the Centre as well as members of the Opposition in Delhi, it seems that anti-Sri Lanka behaviour is the only factor that unites Indian politicians who are generally at each other’s throats. Once again, they are critical of Sri Lanka for votes in India. This is the same situation in Canada, the other “high profile” country which is not boycotting but sending a second string delegation. Even the former Conservative Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. B. Mulroney has indicated that Canada’s diminished role is a mistake. For Mr. Singh to not attend is also a mistake as it indicates that he has abdicated responsibility for Indian foreign policy to regional authorities.

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It is no secret that successive Indian Governments have supported LTTE terrorism beginning with Mrs. I. Gandhi who provided them with military bases, money and political support. Not to be outdone, Tamil Nadu also voted funds for the LTTE, provided political sound bites and a safe home for their Tamil brethren from which they could attack Sri Lanka. This practice of supporting the LTTE and promoting anyone who wants the division of Sri Lanka to create Eelam, using any excuse to badger Sri Lanka continues and this latest resolution and support at the centre is a continuation of India’s harassment of Sri Lanka and it’s policy of being the neighbourhood thug to win elections and promote India’s imaginary belief that it has “sovereignty” in other countries of the region. In this regard, successive Canadian Governments have also contributed to LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka, politicians helped fund raising for LTTE terrorism and it was Canadian citizens who paid for the bombing of the Central Bank and other acts of terrorism. It was just to get Tamil votes in Canadian elections. The current Canadian decision is also based on Canadian domestic politics. This shows that India and Canada have the same attitudes. Both countries have supported Tamil terrorism in Sri Lanka and now they threaten to not attend just to appeal to their domestic vote bases. Both have no regard for principles or human rights and certainly no concern for the Sri Lankan Tamils.
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It is strange state that the “Deputy leader of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam Panruti S. Ramachandran (whatever that is) said the Tamils across the world expected such a resolution and there was no need for India to worry about Sri Lanka switching its loyalty to China and other countries”. Why should Sri Lanka be the scapegoat for “Tamils across the world”? If the Indian Government wants to satisfy the requirements of Tamils worldwide, it should ask them to return to their homeland in Tamil Nadu, India where they can reap the benefits of being Tamil, enjoy the poor economic conditions of the majority in Tamil Nadu as well as the oppression of the Tamil Nadu Government. When can Sri Lanka expect a resolution being passed in Tamil Nadu, supported by the Central Government, requesting all Tamils to return to the comfort of India? I am sure that most of the countries where Tamils are resident will welcome and endorse the return of the Tamils, especially Sri Lanka, as the country will not have to deal with Indian harassment, constant aggression and intrusive politics. As for his statement that -as per the United Nations charter, even military intervention is allowed to uphold human rights,- India tried military intervention in Sri Lanka without any UN sanction and paid the price with thousands of Indian soldiers being killed and wounded and the Indian forces went back to India to lick their wounds. Further, if it is question of “human rights” it is more likely that there will firstly be intervention in India for gross human rights violations in Kashmir as well as other Indian states.
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It seems that Tamil Nadu is dictating the foreign policy of India although according to the constitution it should be the Central Government taking into account the requirements of all of India not just Tamil Nadu. In this regard, If Mr. Singh does not go, it shows the inadequacy and short-sightedness of the Government of India. It broadcasts to the world how weak the Government of India is in contrast to the image that India wants to project to the world that it is a “leader” in the region. It is instead just a neighbourhood bully being bullied by it’s own state governments.
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As for Sri Lanka, it is hoped that the Government of Sri Lanka will realise that it can not depend on India, that India is no friend, that India has repeatedly acted against Sri Lanka just to secure Indian votes, that the India that promoted LTTE terrorism to harass Sri Lanka has not changed and that India is willing to sacrifice Sri Lanka for political expediency. Therefore, Sri Lanka should clearly indicate to India that it will not tolerate any further interference by India, that while it is India’s decision to attend or not to attend, Sri Lanka will not tolerate any further insults or votes against it , that it will not be subservient to India. It should make it clear that India is not considered a friend, that it will take all measures to protect the country against Indian ambitions and that it will not give any concessions to Indian business just because they are Indian. In short, it is time to tell India that if they want to stay home, to do just that in every sense of the word. Ordinary Sri Lankans are fed up with India’s bullying and interference. It is time to officially indicate Sri Lankans distrust and disgust of India.
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Yours truly,
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Ira de Silva
London, Canada

OPEN LETTER TO VISVANATHAN RUDRAKUMARAN-SRILANKA, TAMILS & TAMIL-â„¢S SEPARATIST MENTAL MAKE-UP & BEHAVIOURISM

October 27th, 2013

Kanthar Balanathan

Dear Mr V. Rudrakumaran,

SRILANKA, TAMILS & TAMIL-â„¢S SEPARATIST MENTAL MAKE-UP & BEHAVIOURISM

I have listened to most of your speeches, interviews, and read articles or your narrations, most of which are questionable. You may be an Attorney in USA, however, do you think you are qualified in social sciences, have a wider knowledge in Demography, Human Geography and Political Sciences. Wouldn-â„¢t you agree that SJV Chelvanayagam is the racist who launched the ethnic hatred and division in Srilanka for personal reasons, and wouldn-â„¢t you agree that subsequently the Tamil politicians used the DC pact and the racial slogan for personal political benefit(s), and remain in parliament? Wouldn-â„¢t you agree that the Vaddukoddai Resolution is a concealment and cover-up to redirect the minds of the Tamil mass to support them to remain in parliament? The reason is that -Tamil Manavar Peravai- (Sathiyaseelan) was gaining momentum among the Tamil masses, and the Federal Party wanted Amirthaligham-â„¢s status in politics to be redeemed.

I like to give quotes on Demography and Human Geography as follows:

Quote: Demography is the branch of social sciences concerned with the study of human populations, their structure and change (through births, deaths, and migration), and their relationship with the natural environment and with social and economic change. Demographic indicators could include population size, population growth rate, crude birth rate, crude death rate, total fertility rate, life expectancy and infant mortality. As well, it would include estimated and projected gender and age distributions according to medium, high, low and constant fertility variants. In short, demographic changes affect all areas of human activity: economic, social, cultural and political. (Ref: Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick)

To a large extent, the realities of population size and growth, and of population characteristics and distribution, govern, or at least set some broad outer limits upon, what is possible for the economy and for governments and the corporate world within the economy. Thomas Symons, Chair, British-North American Committee Working Group on Demographics.

‚ Quote: Human geography‚ is one of the two major sub-fields of the discipline of‚ geography. Human geography is a branch of the‚ social sciences‚ that studies the world, its people, communities and cultures [1]‚ with an emphasis on relations of and across space and place. Human geography differs from‚ physical geography‚ mainly in that it has a greater focus on studying human activities and is more receptive to‚ qualitative research methodologies. As a discipline, human geography is particularly diverse with respect to its‚ methods and theoretical approaches to study.

Quote: Cultural Geography is a subfield of Human Geography which focuses -upon the patterns and interactions of human culture, both material and non-material, in relation to the natural environment and the human organization of space- (Cosgrove 1994).

I will relate the above to Tamils demand later in this write-up to you.

First of all, a separative demand from your castle built in the stratosphere, you need to formally, on a qualitative and quantitative basis justify the needs. In the interview you gave to Inbathamil Radio, Mr. Balasingham Prabakaran, on the 16th September 2011, you stated as follows to a question raised by Mr. Sathiyaseelan.

-Our endeavour has been to consult a -Think-tank- body. The -Think-tank- body has directed us to expand on the terminology -Colonisation-. We have arrived at the following derivation.

Colonisation in our TE soil occurs as follows:

1. Land, 2. Language, 3. Employment, 4. Culture -

It will be prudent to read history and conclude who colonized SL, and who imposed the multi-dimensional colonization scheme in SL. TamilEalam as a country never ever existed in the island of SL. It is a concept created by some selfish, power hunger idiotic Tamils in the recent century. This assumption and creation of TE resulted by a study group called -Ealam Research Organization- in the 60s and 70s. This was a creation and never a historic evolution.

Invasion from the south of India and frequent assault by the Chola, Pandiya, and Pallavas Kingdom resulted in the killing of several hundreds of thousands of Sinhala people. Still, the bloody invasions by the South Indians could not conquer the country fully. Finally they were only able to settle in the North and establish a region called Jaffna in the 14th century. Even then, the North was occupied by Sinhalese and Sinhala was the language. The North was a tax paying region either to the -Rajarata- kingdom or the -Kotte- kingdom. During the monarchy, -Cankilian-, Sinhalese was a language and Budhdhism existed for several centuries. Cankilian killed and drove Buddhists out of the region.

Every time the bloody South Indian kingdoms invaded the island, the Sinhalese drove them out of the island within a short period. This is indicative of the uniqueness, unity and the top class warrior caliber of the Sinhalese people.

Subsequent to the establishment of the Jaffna region, significant number of Malayalis, Karnataka-â„¢s, Telugus, Chettis, Rajastanis, Indonesians, and Africans were able to settle in the Jaffna region. The different races settled in groups at different places in the North. For e.g.; Malayalis, in the west, east, Telugus in the North, Javanese in the South and so on colonized the North. My Dear Mr. Rudrakumaran please read history and comprehend that we in the North are not pure Tamil race but a composition of mixed caste race. Tamils in the North have Sinhala BLOOD flowing in their body. We are brothers and sisters from a common gene.

Another example, can you give the meaning of -Waligamam-. There is no pure meaning in Tamil, however, a meaning exists in Sinhala: i.e. -Waligama- sand village.

Most Sinhala people in the North carrying names like Gunaratnam, Navaratnam, Kulasingham, Gunasingham etc. are nothing but Sinhala people who turned to Tamils in the North. Added an -m- and converted to Tamils. -Gunaratna, Navaratna, Kulasingha, Gunasingha-. Chelvanayaka to Chelvanayagam is another example. Even in India the people in the North carrying names as Yadav, Nath, are known as Yathavan & Nathan in the South. You could see the pattern.

Why and how did this happen? An assumption is that during South Indian invasions, people thought that the island will be converted to Tamil areas and were drawn into identifying as Tamils. The same goes to religious converts.

The name change is like those converts from Budhdhism to Christianity, and Hinduism to Christianity. Those converts to Christianity can be considered as opportunists or buccaneers. Pure reason could be to gain preference for education, employment etc. or may be Christianity is a better philosophy than any other philosophy.

Whatever it is, the Sinhala people are a unique considerate people. It is the Tamils who distressed the equipoise because of some power hunger politicians. Further, more than half a million people from South India colonized the up country (SL) displacing the inhabitants Sinhalese people, depriving them of their jobs, land, education and health. Did the Sinhalese take up arms like LTTE to kill the settling colony?

Therefore, the colonization was carried out by the Tamils, Malayalis, etc. and not the Sinhalese. This mixed race had no right to enter into Sinhalese lands including the North. Therefore it is the South Indians who carried out multi-dimensional colonization in the areas of Land, Language, and Employment & Culture in SL.

It is not only the Tamils: Those passers by the Indian Ocean, Portuguese, Dutch, British, and French colonized the island and tried to distort the prevailing culture.

In a recent interview to GTV, you frequently stated: -SINGALAM, SINGALAM-. Don-â„¢t you think that this is a racial comment by an educated Attorney like you? Please think, are you able to manage to live in an English environment? Do you work in Tamil? Who are your neighbors? Don-â„¢t you think Tamils have colonized US, Scarborough, and UK?

As per the 2012 census:

Total population 20,263,723 100%
Sinhalese 15,173,820 74.88%
SL Tamils 2,270,924 11.21%
Indian Tamils 842,323 4.16%

‚ Distribution of SL Tamils in the North, East, and outside N&E

Province No % of SL Tamils % of total population
North 987,692 43.49% 4.87%
East 609,584 26.84% 3.01%
Outside of N&E 673,648 29.66% 3.32%

29.66% of the SL Tamils reside outside the N&E. Right from early centuries Tamils are trotters moving from place to place looking for greener pasture. Tamil-â„¢s moves are with strong focus on finance. Therefore Tamils have never ever been a Political Community, except Tamil Nadu. It-â„¢s because on the strength of the TN people, Tamils were able to invade and settle in SriLanka.

Today Tamils have invaded western countries by illegal means and are creating chaos. Tamils are speaking various languages in different parts of the world. Why not learn Sinhalese Language and live peacefully in SL? Why are Tamils travelling on illegal boats like -Kallathonies-?

Who are the Tamils who want separation and power?

  1. Educated Tamils who have avidity for power.
  2. Non-educated Tamils who have absolute lack of knowledge in social sciences, etc.
  3. Religious fanatics
  4. Language fanatics.

Tamils who have not seen the other side of Vavuniya, seems to be xenophobic. Religious fanatics who have absolute faith in their god seem to leave everything to their god and are xenophobic.

It is a known fact that Canada took most of the illiterate, illicit Tamils. Those Tamils seem to have a strong focus on Tamil Ealam, and are creating havoc in Canada. It is a credit to Canada to have absorbed hundreds of thousands of Illiterate Tamil coolies than the rest of the world. Canada will fly high with those illiterates. Issues could only be seen on a horizon of 30-50 years.

You floated the TGTE in 2009. What were you able to achieve from collecting money. Dinesh of GTV made a statement during an interview with you that most Tamils believe that TGTE is nothing but a lobby group. What have you got to say about this? Well, it-â„¢s true, isn-â„¢t it?

You absolutely fooled the rest of the world and US by creating a virtual image of a Transnational government which is nothing but a lobby group.

Please listen to this gentleman-â„¢s statement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtqKWwUoh18

Siva is challenging that TGTE is nothing but a fraudulent organization where Tamils are defrauding funds. It seems Tamils have named Mrs. Balambikai Murugadas as -Cattle bell Madam Balambikai Murugadas-. I.e.  ®® ®¾ ®Å¸ ¯ ®Å¸ ¯ ®”¢ ¯ ®”¢ ®¾ ®±  ®® ®£ ®¿ ®¯ ®® ¯ ®® ¯Ë†  ®ª ®¾ ®² ®¾ ®® ¯ ®ª ®¿ ®”¢ ¯Ë†  ®® ¯ ®° ¯ ®”¢ ®¤ ®¾ ®¸ ¯-.

Siva is accusing various Tamils of swindling money. Have you given an official reply to this Mr. Rudrakumaran?

During LTTE era, various Tamils swindled money and are now rich and hiding. LTTE was a vehicle for these Tamils to become rich. Now that LTTE is gone, TGTE is now a platform on a vehicle for Tamils to become rich. TGTE is creating precedence for terrorists in other western countries to organize their own TNG.

Tamils have a Provincial Council government in the North now, which is a waste. NPCG in SL cannot do well for the people, but only drive the province to poverty, while some politicians may become rich. NPC will quite soon make an effort to run to UN to complain that they have not been allocated adequate funds to run the PC. This is the issue. For 987, 692 Tamils among a total population of 20,263,723 people PC system is a waste and not economical and drive the country to bankruptcy.

What are Tamils embarked now all over the world.

  1. Build Hindu temples.
  2. Create some organizations allied to some political party and become friendly with local politicians.
  3. Enter in to local politics.
  4. Open spice shops.
  5. Open jewelry shops.
  6. Open various cheap businesses.
  7. Organize multitude of social events in the names of orphans in SriLanka. Collect money and send it to Vanni, which is doubtful.
  8. Stage films.
  9. Talk about 5th century stuff. -Aranaanuru, -Puranaanuru-.  ®… ®± ®¨ ®¾ ®£ ¯”š ®± ¯,  ®ª ¯ ®± ®¨ ®¾ ®£ ¯”š ®± ¯. Does this indicate that those Tamils will integrate with the citizens of the domiciled country? No
  10. In Sydney, Thiruvalluvar statue was erected in a hall. Well, Thirukural is an accepted set of verses. However, has anyone seen Valluvar? Can anyone imagine his features? Bharathiyar is a person who lived in our time. Why not a statue of Bharathiyar? This is the foolish thoughts of Tamils.

Considering the analysis above it could be concluded that -Demography- and -Human Geography- could well fit into -SriLanka- as a NATION, ONE COUNTRY, and NOT OTHERWISE.

Your continuation of TGTE is a waste of time and money. You are only allowing some Tamils to become rich and fraudulent.

Please review your thoughts on TGTE.

Kanthar Balanathan

John Key & Co must expose the wolf in sheep’s clothing – NZ Herald 24th October

October 27th, 2013

Dr. Chula NA Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Association NZ,

The Editor,

NZ Herald.
‚ Dear Editor,
‚ Amnesty International-â„¢s call to expose wolves in sheep-â„¢s clothing in relation to ‚ Sri Lanka, for alleged 40,000 civilian casualties in it-â„¢s war of liberation from three decades of Tiger terror., is welcome. However who the wolf is the question, given that AI is orchestrating this allegation that ‚ ‚ the Tiger Diaspora originated , after having received a grant of $50,000 from their war chest of billions in Jan 2012 in Canada.

The other ‚ ‚ orchestrator of these numbers, is ‚ Tamil‚ UNHR chief , sitting in judgment in a dispute between Sinhalese and‚  Tamis ‚ in Sri Lanka. How fair is that?

Support for these allegations have come mainly from Channel 4 films based on un-attributable,‚  uncorroborated videos, with muffled voices and blurred faces and Tiger diaspora posing as an‚  independent witness , held together by a biased commentary.

The diaspora motivation in this conspiracy, is that a peaceful‚  ‚ Sri Lanka would‚  end their comforts in the west, as refugees.

The journalist said to have‚ ‚  disappeared , has turned up comfortably in France and the impeachment of the CJ followed due process and has precedent.

Prime Minister Key has done New Zealand proud by not being‚ ‚  victim to this conspiracy .

Dr. Chula NA Rajapakse MNZM

Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Association.,

Lower Hutt, NZ

26.10.13

‚ http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2012/February/international_February274.xml&section=international&col=

‚ http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20120228_03FEA_art

http://www.nation.lk/edition/latest-top-stories/item/557-ltte-arm-funds-amnesty-int%E2%80%99l.html

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/03/04/fea05.asp

Tamil Tiger supporters to gather in Ottawa to honour their Hero- Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper

October 27th, 2013

Mahinda Gunasekera, Canada

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, MP, PC
Prime Minister of Canada

Right Honorable Prime Minister,

Your fans from amongst the Tamil Tiger supporters who earlier funded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), their killing machine, in pursuit of a‚  racist, mono-ethnic separate state called “Eelam” to be carved out of Sri Lanka’s sovereign territory, are gathering in Ottawa on Sunday, October 28, 2013, to cheer and honour their great hero who kept his word which he solemnly gave to the Tamil Tiger rump in Toronto.

Congratulations on this great honour being bestowed on you by the supporters of the internationally designated terrorist group known as the LTTE, aka Tamil Tigers, to whom you promised that you will not attend the CHOGM in Colombo, the hosting of which meeting was granted to Sri Lanka by the Commonwealth body in 2007, and subsequently confirmed on two occasions in 2009 and 2011.‚  You calculatedly made a pledge to this group of terrorist supporters ( since deceptively transformed into human rights advocates ) in the hope that you will be able to garner their votes in the GTA to win a few additional ridings to gain a majority at the next general election.

Your politically motivated decision to back the terror supporters and thereby isolate Canada from the Commonwealth family is more likely to cost you the loss of support of other Canadians and get your party ousted at the polls when you next call a general election.‚  Your unprincipled stand to ingratiate the Tamil Tiger supporters who stuffed huge sums of Canadian dollars over two decades to arm their LTTE killing machine which conscripted child soldiers and blew up squadrons of suicide bombers, cannot be expected to result in good karma for your party.‚  You are no doubt aware that the LTTE were mainly responsible for killing more Tamils whom they considered to be dissenters and tens of thousands of Sri Lanka’s civilian population belonging to all ethnic communities.

Do enjoy the cheers and salutations of your hero worshipers while it lasts tomorrow, as this platform of support is shaky as it is built on the blood, sweat and tears of the Sri Lankan people of all ethnic groups that had to bear up with the Tamil Tiger violence which stretched over three decades, till they were militarily defeated in 2009.‚  Please read the message from Mr. Kanthar P. (Nathan) Balanathan, a distinguished Tamil gentleman from Melbourne, Australia on the planned celebrations due to take place in Ottawa on October 28, 2013.

Yours sincerely,

Mahinda Gunasekera

cc – Media

Message from Kanthar P. (Nathan) Balanathan of Melbourne, Australia:

For the last few days CTR is encouraging Tamils to take part in the gathering in Ottawa on the 28th October 2013 To thank the PM Canada for his decision on avoiding participation in the CHOGM. CTR is promoting this as a victory For Tamils.

Yes I agree that another round of violence will be terminal to the Tamils in SL.

Like history proves that Tamils were able to colonise the island only on the strength of the Tamil Nadu Tamils.

The culprits are the TN Tamils.

Even now all Tamil fools (diaspora), TNA and most locals in SL are depending on TamilNadu Tamils To help them for separation.

Recently I have noticed that most TN politicians are using these fools as trump card for their own politics.

There are fanatics who want Tamil Eelam so as to establish their own separate country (TN).

Inbathamil Radio was propagating separatism in Australia. Our High Commissioner has done an excellent task In Australia by crushing terrorist activities. You will agree that if not for the Naval Command, Vellupillai Prabakaran and his associate terrorists would have crawled through the Mullivaykal opening.

I have been monitoring this radio known as “Canadian Tamil Radio” for a while. CTR now has taken over the task.

Every day they promote Tamil Ealam, TE struggle etc. to the Canadian Tamils.

CTR interviews Tamil politicians.

For the last few days CTR is encouraging Tamils to take part in the gathering in Ottawa on the 28th October 2013 To thank the PM Canada for his decision on avoiding participation in the CHOGM. CTR is promoting this as a victory For Tamils.

‚ Believe me, Tamil’s activities in Canada should be mitigated or eliminated soon.

Details:

CTR is a 24hr radio on the internet. ATBC in Australia is a 24 hr. radio.

After 12:00 midnight ATBC switches onto CTR and relays CTR program Until 5:00am the following day. AT the same time we can listen to CTR on the internet also.

CTR web address: http://ctr247.com/clients/Crew.aspx

At the moment I am listening to a program of a campaign by Nehru and a girl in the radio asking people to participate on the 28th October 2013.

Tamils have arranged bus services from Toronto to Ottawa and Montreal to Ottawa.

From the radio. Rathika Sitsabesan the MP for Scarborough’s tel # is 613 996 9681. Rathika will also be participating in the gathering.

Today CTR is discussing about war crimes.

Thank you

Kind Regards,

Kanthar P (Nathan) Balanathan

DipEE(UK), GradCert(RelEng), DipBus&Adm(Finance), CEng, MIEE, MIE(Aust), CPEng.

Retired Director & Specialist Power Systems Engineer Rowville, Melbourne Australia

Web Address: http://www.nrnmind.blogspot.com

Publications:‚ ‚  http://www.calameo.com/subscriptions/1082493

Mobile: 0407 365 280

On 25/10/2013, at 10:11 PM, “Matrix” <pengsol@bigpond.net.au> wrote:

> From: Matrix [mailto:pengsol@bigpond.net.au]

> Sent: Friday, 25 October 2013 8:13 PM

> To: info@TGTE-US.org

> Subject: TGTE

> Dear Mr Rudrakumaran

> It is with regret I am sending this letter to you. I am a Tamil, but a

> strong patriotic SriLankan.

> From the day (i) the fanatic piercing avidity politician SJV

> Chelvanayagam started the FP in 1949, Tamils were subjected to

> distortion and retardation in progress, and could not live in peace,

> (ii) from the day the veteran bipolar disorder Vellupillai Prabakaran

> started the terrorist group LTTE, Tamil’s life became miserable in

> SriLanka, subject to torture and killing by the LTTE, (iii) and from

> the day LTTE was eliminated by SL, and the day TGTE was formed by you,

> Tamils are faced with another terror (economic) of syphoning money

> from Tamils, and have a fear that LTTE may regroup in Canada and give

birth to another round of destruction.

> What you speak in TVs and public platforms may be appreciated by

> fanatics who do not care for humanity, but what you speak is absolute

> garbage. You do not speak like an educated person.

> By now you should have learnt to coexist in a multicultural

> environment matey.

> May be without your knowledge, Tamils in TGTE are syphoning funds out

> to their coffer.

> The 24 hour Canadian Tamil Radio (CTR) radio relays political

> propaganda by way of inflicting separatist thoughts to Tamils in

> Canada. It conducts interviews with Tamil fanatics, politicians, and

> preaches separatism: “Tamil Elam”. The radio plays songs that are of

> racial nature and promoting separatism. This radio cannot be construed

> a community radio, but inciting and indoctrinating youths and old

> Tamils, leading to intoxication. A community radio should promote

> Tamils who have come to Canada to integrate with Canada and acquire a

> high living standard as a Canadian. The programs of the radio debar

> Tamils from integrating with Canada, but live with those Tamil

> thoughts of our own culture of that in SriLanka. It is my view that

> every Tamil migrant who migrates legally or illegally to Canada should

> attempt to study and acquire a reasonable standard in English Language

> and live like a Canadian.

> TGTE is causing significant storm in the minds of Tamils in the West.

> For god sake please give up the TGTE and allow Tamils to live in peace.

> Kind Regards,

> Kanthar P (Nathan) Balanathan

>

> DipEE(UK), GradCert(RelEng), DipBus&Adm(Finance), CEng, MIEE,

> MIE(Aust), CPEng.

>

> Retired Director & Specialist Power Systems Engineer

>

> Rowville, Melbourne

>

> Australia

 

> Web Address: http://www.nrnmind.blogspot.com

> <http://www.nrnmind.blogspot.com/>

>

> Publications:‚ ‚  http://www.calameo.com/subscriptions/1082493

> Mobile: 0407 365 280

> <letter to mr rudrakumaran.pdf>

 

 

Sri Lanka assumes leadership of the Colombo Process

October 27th, 2013

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva

The Chairmanship of the Colombo Process was transferred from the Government of Bangladesh to the Government of Sri Lanka during a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva on 21 October 2013.

The Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origin in Asia, which was initiated at Ministerial Consultations for Asian Labour Sending Countries held in 2003 in Colombo. The group includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, and has met in Manila (2004), Bali (2005) and Dhaka (2011) to review and monitor the implementation of previous recommendations and identify areas for future actions. The Geneva headquartered International Organization for Migration (IOM) serves as the secretariat for the Colombo Process.

Speaking on the occasion Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha said with 21% of its working population working overseas and 46% of them women Sri Lanka takes the issue of labour migration very seriously and will bring to bear Sri Lanka’s experience on the Colombo Process. Noting that while the Colombo Process countries are in some instances competitors, Ambassador Aryasinha said Sri Lanka believed that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and that their collective voice will be stronger than any individual voices. He said building on the accomplishments of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka in consultation with the membership of the Colombo Process, will evolve a road map on action to be undertake in the course of their chairmanship where member countries can optimize their mutual benefit. He saw the sharing of best practices, a qualification recognition process, minimum wages as well as improvement of working conditions in countries of destination, and assistance to migrant workers in crisis situations as priority areas. He also emphasized the importance for the Colombo Process to engage with greater vigour and credibility with countries of labour destination through the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) and other similar processes, as well as to pursue the interests of Colombo Process countries in ensuring that due recognition is given to migration as one of the priority areas of the post-2015 development agenda.

‚ Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Abdul Hannan, said he was pleased with what his government-â„¢s chairmanship had accomplished, and was happy to be handing over the chairmanship to Sri Lanka, the birthplace of the Colombo Process. He thanked Ambassadors of all Colombo Process countries in Geneva and the IOM in the region and HQs for their support during the Bangladeshi chairmanship, which included the hosting of the Ministerial Meeting and Senior Officials meeting in 2011, the endorsement of the operating modalities, a Research Study on Labour Migration in Colombo Process countries and the recent Colombo Process statement delivered at the UN High Level Dialogue (HLD) on migration.

‚ Director General of the IOM Ambassador William Lacy Swing who thanked Bangladesh for its very able leadership of the Colombo Process, said he considered it fitting that the Colombo Process should, after ten years of existence, be returning to its birthplace. He reassured the incoming chair that IOM would remain engaged with the Colombo Process and would explore new ways of securing funding for the process, thereby enhancing the regularity with which it meets. The timing of the handing over was opportune as there is much to be done following the HLD and in view of the other ongoing processes. He underlined the possible benefits of the Colombo Process engagement with other processes, with the global Regional Consultative Process (RCP) meetings being a prime opportunity for such interaction. He also suggested that the Colombo Process may also wish to consider how it might engage with other RCPs in their region, in addition to the ADD.

‚ Geneva

25 October 2013

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Indo-Lanka Accord

October 27th, 2013

G.R.Amarasooriya

 

  • In 1987, India undertook to disarm LTTE terrorist group in Sri Lanka and confer limited power for self-autonomy by establishing Provincial Councils.
  • However, India miserably failed to honor this so-called -peace agreement-.
  • While crushing Jammu-Kashmir separatist groups militarily, India masterminded the political (poly-trickal) gimmick of Indo-Lanka peace agreement to merely satisfy their political allies in Tamil Nadu.
  • Now that the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has successfully wiped out LTTE, India is again insisting that Sri Lanka implement the PCs acts to the letter.
  • We strongly believe that India should reimburse the total cost of war and other connected expenses before pressuring GoSL for power-sharing with LTTE remnants.

Cystine kidney stones

October 27th, 2013

By, Dr. Nishan Wijesinha (Specialist/Consultant), MIS Services, 107 St. Anthony-â„¢s road, Colombo 3.

Cystine kidney stones are due to the results of an excess of Cystine in the urine. Cystine which is considered a non-essential amino acid is the least soluble of all naturally occurring amino acids. As a result Cystine tends to precipitate out of urine and form stones (calculi) in the urinary tract.

Small stones are passed in the urine. However, big stones remain in the kidney (nephrolithiasis) impairing the outflow of urine while medium-size stones make their way from the kidney into the ureter and lodge there further blocking the flow of urine (urinary obstruction).

Obstruction of the urinary tract puts pressure back up on the ureter and kidneys causing the ureter to widen (dilate) and the kidneys to be compressed. Obstruction also causes the urine to be stagnant (not moving), which leads to repeated urinary tract infections. The pressure on the kidneys and the urinary infections results in damage to the kidneys. The damage can progress to renal insufficiency and end-stage kidney disease, requiring renal dialysis or a transplant.

The Cystine stones are responsible for all the signs and symptoms including:

  • Hematuria — blood in the urine.
  • Flank pain — pain in the side, due to kidney pain.
  • Renal colic – intense, cramping pain due to stones in the urinary tract.
  • Obstructive uropathy — urinary tract disease due to obstruction.
  • Urinary tract infections.

These crystals can adversely affect many body systems. The kidneys and eyes tend to suffer the most damage, with retinopathy and short statue and swelling under and around the eyes including black patches resulting from its effects.

Cystine is found in very large percentage in whey proteins from non-pasteurized milk; infant milk formulas, cereals, and in many other milk foods and vitamin supplements; which the Ministry of Health should bring in a quick banning to stop such products from entering the local consumer market.

-ËœIndia should continue supporting Burmese refugees-â„¢

October 27th, 2013

By NJ Thakuria

India, which supports hundred thousand refugees from Burma (also known as Myanmar) is urged to review its existing foreign policy for safeguarding the women asylum seekers in the country as -Ëœthey are more vulnerable and are easy target to sexual assault and other forms of exploitations-â„¢. A recent report on the plight of women refugees from the Chin province of Burma, who are taking shelter in New Delhi, also appealed to the Indian Union government to continue supporting the asylum seekers.

The report titled -ËœDoke Kha Bon-â„¢, which was launched at Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) office at Vikaspuri of New Delhi on 14 October 2013, reveals that 4,000 Burmese refugee women, who are taking shelter in the national capital city, faces numerous problems. Officially released by Pu Kim, the founding member of BCD, the report is expected to increase awareness about the atrocities & abuses going on the Burmese refugee women in their present host country India.

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-There are 8,306 Burmese refugees in Delhi as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New Delhi reports, out of which 3,924 are women. Persecution due to minority ethnic race, religion and political opinion are cited as the main reasons for their seeking asylum in neighbouring countries. The most frequent complaints reported to UNHCR include difficulty in communicating with local health and‚  education service providers and inaccessible public hospitals,- said the report.

Mr Kim pointed out that the refugee women from Chin have to struggle for basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter in the Indian capital city. In addition to this, they battle with constant fear of sexual assault and physical abuses, he added. Pann Nu Foundation (PNF) in collaboration with BCD has prepared the report with a number of case studies. The foundation interviewed 20 Chin refugee women in Delhi between January to April 2013, who had run away to India with hopes for a better life.

Most of the interviewed women refugees, who are residing in Janakpuri, Vikaspuri, Uttam Nagar, Dabri and Sitapuri areas of west Delhi, are ether widows or single mother and they shared their painful stories while living in Delhi as the refugees.

Dr Alana Golmei, founder president of Pann Nu Foundation expected that the report would draw the attention of the Indian Union government such that it adopt policies -Ëœto put a stop to all kinds of discrimination and harassment to the Chin women refugees in particular and marginalized women in general across New Delhi-â„¢.

Elaborating about the Chin women, who had arrived in India from their remote areas in Chin State of Burma, Dr Golmei described that they were dependent on Jhum (shifting) cultivation) or were otherwise living as daily wage earners. But due to the Burmese Army-â„¢s regular land confiscation practice, the village women have gradually lost their livelihood, she added.

-In addition to it, the continued harassment and tortures by the Burmese Army has emerged as one of the primary reasons to force them to flee their own country. Women and girls are compelled to serve the military personnel as their porters and labourers. They also face continuous sexual assaults by the Burmese Army,- said Dr Golmei.

But fleeing to India and particularly the capital city has not provided the refugee women, most of them are Christian, the solace. Life in Delhi seemingly turns another nightmare for these women refugees from Burma. In most of their statements, the refugee women revealed that they continued to live a fearful life due to the treatment meted out to them by the Indian locals.

-They alleged that they become victims of physical abuse, molestation, sexual assault and discriminations everywhere they go, be it at their rented apartments, workplaces, public spaces or even the roads for that matter. To add to their woes it is the trouble of finding jobs as they have to comply with the demands of the local employers,- stated the PNF founder president.

The refugee women have lamented that they donot see a better life in India. Moreover they cannot go back to Burma as they suspect that their land and properties might have been either confiscated or destroyed by the Burmese Army. Hence their hope rests on the resettlement in a third country, where they should get the opportunity to live a dignified life.

The report also urged the UNHCR and its implementing partners to -Ëœset up emergency helpline for women refugees in distress for timely intervention-â„¢ and make sure that the cases related to sexual assault and violence against women refugees are continuously followed up, the victims are given legal assistance and justice is ensured-â„¢.

Are Casinos Good or Bad to Sri Lanka? (part 2)

October 26th, 2013

‚ Herold Leelawardena

There is a lot of new oil money in the African continent. No wonder South Africa has 45 casinos and over 37,000 slots. Those numbers has made South Africa the biggest casino operator in the African continent. What I wanted to emphasize is, SA has been attracting all the high‚ heeled‚ gamblers of neighbouring countries and siphoning most of their corrupt money.

‚ Today, all most all countries in Africa wanted to follow that lead by SA. And over 40 African countries had legalized casinos‚ to date.‚  Every one of those countries compete with each other to grab each other-â„¢s corrupt money. But they have not agreed to put a stop to corruption. Every country started to look up to casinos as a‚ way to find‚ easy‚ money. Otherwise why would the Zambian Prime Minister called for casinos to be opened in all towns and cities in his country while opening a casino in Lusaka in 2012. 20 years back Zambia had only four casinos. Now it has 22 and 3 more are scheduled to be opened in 2014. Question is, has casinos help lift populace out of poverty? NO, Except for one or two African countries all others remain dirt poor and the populace continue to linger in AID infested abject poverty.

‚ As for the North African countries, gaming is allowed only in some and that also in restricted settings. Locals are not allowed to gamble in these venues which are usually located in tourist hotels. Before the regime changed in 2012 however, Egypt boasted the biggest casino operation in Africa after SA. But After the -ËœArab Spring-â„¢ Morsi government wanted to shut most of them down. In fact, Tunisia too had to close down its casinos.

‚ There is a saying that if a pair of Chinese see two flies landed on a wall, they would bet which one would and climb pass a certain point. To say it all in short, Chinese are born gamblers. They love baccarat. So, one could argue that the influx of Chinese to African continent of late may have accelerated the casino gambling in that continent.

‚ Of the 193 member countries of the UN, there operate casinos legally in more than 127 countries. There are no legal casinos in Japan up to now. Nor does Brazil, Turkey, Norway or Thailand support the casino business.‚ In mainland China too, casinos are illegal.‚ Although there are no legal casinos in Thailand, Thai citizens currently travel in considerable numbers to casinos located along the Thai border with Cambodia.‚ We have to agree then casino gambling today has become a thing that many humans cannot do without.

‚ It-â„¢s no surprise then, Japan is planning to join the now universal casino business in a big way. After a long debate,‚ a multi-party group of lawmakers have agreed to submit a bill to the current session of parliament to lift the ban on casinos in Japan. Pundits believe casino operators have targeted the 2020 Olympic and have achieved the said success after lobbying‚ for more than a decade.

‚ Macaw-â„¢s Melco crown entertainment boss, Lawrence Ho says, the market in Japan could easily be in excess of $10 billion to $15 billion or even more. Potentially it would be the second-largest in the world. No wonder, Ho is about to invest 5 billion on a casino resort in Japan. James Packer, the Australian casino mogul who plan to invest a measly $400 million in Sri Lanka prefers to join Lawrence‚ to‚ develop resorts in Tokyo and Osaka in a big way.

‚ However, it must be mentioned that Japanese lawmakers who favour casinos has outlined broad standards for licensing and regulating casino operators and their partners. According to them,‚ Japan‚ would establish an independent gaming regulator of Las Vegas and Singapore model at the outset.‚ Lawmakers‚ aim is to‚ control issuance of annual licenses and the policing of‚ gaming‚ operations.‚ They wanted to set the hurdles to enter the‚ casino‚ business‚ high and keep out the “yakuza” the organized crime syndicate.‚ 

‚ In all developed countries, there are‚ Gaming Control Boards that are responsible for promulgating rules and regulations that dictate how gaming activities are to be conducted within that country. These rules and regulations, passed by the legislature, provide detailed requirements that must be satisfied by a gaming establishment, its owners, employees, and‚ vendors. Such rules and regulations even cover‚ licensing,‚ accounting‚ systems, rules of‚ casino games, and‚ auditing. Licencing applicant must demonstrate that they possess good character, honesty and integrity. An applicant is typically required to provide details of his personal information. He is also required to disclose details regarding previous business relationships, employment history, criminal records, and financial stability.

‚ Are we ready to appoint such a Gaming Control Board?‚ (to be continued-¦.)

 

 

 

Chief Minister Wigneswaran says,”Remove Major Gen. Chandrasiri as Governor and withdraw army from the North”

October 26th, 2013

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

At the inaugural session of the Northern Provincial Council, Chief Minister Wignesvaran had called for the removal of Major Gen. Chandrasiri as Governor of the North. He had‚ said, “The people do not want a military official serving as Governor of Northern Province. They want a senior civil servant”. He had also said that the army should be confined to the barracks in order to continue the post-war development activities.

During the 30 year war, it was the army which saved the people of the North from atrocities committed by the terrorists. The LTTE treated the people in the‚ North like ‘sheep’ driving them from pillor to post and grabbed whatever rations sent by the govt to them. Towards the end of the war, it was because of the trust the people had in the army that more than 300,000 ran away from the LTTE, despite firing‚ and‚ using suicide squads at them. The army welcomed them with open arms. The old and the infirm who could not walk were carried to safety by army personnel. And they gave away their food packets to the starving people. While this was on, Wignesvaran and the TNA supporters were sitting comfortably and safely‚ in Colombo‚  watching the ‘Rescue Operation’ on TV !‚ Now‚ they‚ want the army confined to the barracks !

During the last 4 years it was the army which did all‚  the post-war development activities eg,‚ construction of roads, restoring facilities such as water and electricity, building houses,‚ bridges‚ and so on. The army had also saved people from bullying by the LTTE rump.‚ Now backed by the TNA, Wignesvaran had suddenly appeared from a Home for the Aged and wants to be the ‘saviour’‚ of the people.‚ Army Platoons are‚ stationed not only in the North but also in other parts of the country. Wignesvaran and his acolytes‚ seem to be imitating Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu. Wignesvaran should be firmly reminded‚ that ‚ Defence is a function of the Central Govt and not that of the Provincial Councils.

Are Casinos Good or Bad to Sri Lanka? (part 1)

October 25th, 2013

Herold Leelawardena

‚ “If Sri Lanka is to maintain the present growth, we need to attract investments”, so sermonize minister Yapa. I do not know of anyone who would argue against it. James Packer of Crown Investment says he is bringing 400 million dollars to Sri Lanka as a part of the much needed investment. What we cannot understand is; if Packer is paying no tax whatsoever for the next 10 +3 years, pray tell us, how the government intend to earn its share from casinos. We can understand the tax reliefs for the hotel part of the business but what about the usual tax on gambling income. Does not the government lose even what it collect now? Minister Yapa who appears to be in charge of casinos must tell us.

Rajapakse Government says, it has not issued any new casino licences. It only had made all the casinos to be in one place. That is well and good. It is amazing that the government doesn-â„¢t see that it will lose whatever it has been earning from casinos to date from this haphazardly cobbled new arrangement.

For one thing, Casinos are Gambling dens. But no Casino owner likes to call it by that name. The politically correct name today is: “Gaming and Leisure establishments”. Today Casino owners cover-up their main business with the hotel industry and etc.

‚ Gambling is equivalent to mild drugs. Mild may be, but some people get addicted to it. When that happens, the social cost is immense. ‚ If a casino takes in scarce money of the locals, that would wreak havoc on the social fabric in developing countries like Sri Lanka. Remember, when similar tragedy was taking place, President Premadasa had to destroy all the one arm bandits in one night. So, one way to avoid such unfortunate consequence is to prohibit Sri Lankan from gambling in the casinos in Sri Lanka.‚ But experience gathered in other countries teaches us that the local citizens will find ways around this type of prohibition.

‚ In spite of such serious are negative effects, the governments the world over think, casinos as a way to create employment and to enlarge the tax base. This is absurd and is not necessarily true. In spite of what our minister who promote casinos say, the job creation in the casino industry are minimal. In the US casinos, most of the jobs are menial. Besides they are temporary jobs without job security and without a career plan or future. Indeed, they are dead end jobs for desperate people.

‚ Perhaps that-â„¢s why in Israel, casino game is a state monopoly and the money earned is transferred to the Government’s annual development budget and is invested in the construction of schools, community centres and clinics. Amazingly, here in Sri Lanka, the government want to let casino moguls start their business tax free and carry on for 10 +3 years.

‚ There are things that casino lobbyist like minister Yapa do not talk. For instant, though casinos seemingly generate a steady flow of high end tourists, it also generates enormous direct and indirect costs to the government. It-â„¢s no secret that all types of criminal elements tend to gather around casinos. Many of them are gambling addicts. They commit crimes in a desperate attempt to obtain funds. Needless to say then a lot of money has to be expended in the police force and other law enforcement agencies to control such nefarious activities. There is also a social cost with the breakup of families and with gambling addictions.

‚ Casino owners may promise many things but generally they don-â„¢t come true. Taking all this into consideration, it is not at all clear that casinos are a net benefit to the economy and it is almost certain that they are not a net benefactor of society as a whole. (to be continued-¦.)

‚ Leela

Sri Lanka : Most of the 19 -ËœJournalists-â„¢ killed were LTTE or killed by LTTE

October 25th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists -” CPJ has released a list of 19 -Ëœjournalists-â„¢ it claims to have been killed since 1992 in Sri Lanka. CPJ includes 39 journalists killed worldwide in 2013 -” none reported in Sri Lanka since January 2009. In total 1007 journalists are said to have been killed worldwide since 1992, 595 of this number murdered with impunity, whatever that implies, meanwhile 456 journalists are said to live in exile since 2008. When terrorists do not have an internationally accepted definition and neither do journalists we arrive at a very tricky scenario of who and who are not terrorists/journalists. Despite terrorism not having a definition we are well aware that the LTTE has been identified by 32 nations as a terrorist outfit and if an organization is declared terrorist its members must be also terrorists. Therefore the majority of the -Ëœjournalists-â„¢ names featured by CPJ unfortunately belong to the category of -Ëœterrorist-â„¢ while a large number of others killed have been gunned down by the LTTE. How does this equate to murder with impunity and zero press free media in Sri Lanka?

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists is just one of the many organizations claiming to protect the freedoms of journalists. With no acceptable definition and the unlikelihood of one it is good to quote how North Carolina-â„¢s law defines a journalist –

Any person, company, or entity, or the employees, independent contractors, or agents of that person, company, or entity, engaged in the business of gathering, compiling, writing, editing, photographing, recording, or processing information for dissemination via any news medium.‚  When people are in the -Ëœbusiness-â„¢ it certainly raises on behalf of whom they write for all -Ëœjournalists-â„¢ working for a living have to comply to the rules and regulations of the employer. Therefore can there be an unbiased media or free media today?

With communication being the new battleground it is important how media in all its forms gains itself leverage as the watchdog of all that happens around the world and in one-â„¢s country. Thus, much effort is made to promoting media amongst the world public as indispensable. They are quick to come to each other-â„¢s defense, they offer awards amongst each other, they are aligned to the world-â„¢s powerful bodies and corporate entities -” in other words like the humanitarian organizations they become no different to foreign governmental organizations, with local entities ever ready to speak on behalf of foreign governments without backing their own nation.

CPJ we may well remember was quick to award J S Tissanayagam no sooner he was arrested for links with LTTE. Which goes to show that media entities quickly garner together in solidarity irrespective of the wrongs been done.

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The release of a list of 19 journalists killed is likely to be quoted during CHOGM and used against the Government and military forces as foundation to prove the already concluded notion that the nation is bordering -Ëœauthoritarian-â„¢ rule -” in Navi Pillay-â„¢s own words. Little merit is given to the fact that regular elections are held and politicians are voted in to office.

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The 19 -ËœJournalists-â„¢ named by CPJ according to their website categorized as MOTIVE CONFIRMED

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Name of -ËœJOURNALIST-â„¢ Date / Reason for Death
1.‚ ‚  Shoba

 

Other names Isaipriya or Isaippiriya

Member of LTTE

Sri Lanka-â„¢s Defense Ministry declares -ËœSHOBA-â„¢ as Lt. Col. Issei Piriya -” member of the LTTE.‚  She died during battle with 53 Division troops on May 18 May 18 or 19, 2009, in Mullivaikkal. She even appears in the annual sensationalized Channel 4 dramas on behalf of Tamil Diaspora.

She has undergone LTTE military training. Her LTTE Identity Card was 03424-T ESAYRUVI

She was married to senior Sea Tiger Trincomalee leader Siri Ram, who carried out many operations against the SL navy ‚ 

Yet CPJ quoting Tamilnet and Channel 4 describes SHOBA as a -Ëœjournalist-â„¢ -” CPJ even called for an international inquiry into her death!!!

WOULD CPJ describe Al Qaeda TV presenters as -ËœJournalists-â„¢ TOO and question US on drones that have killed them?

2.‚ ‚  Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy

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Supporter of LTTE

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CPJ describes him a -Ëœsupporter of the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)-â„¢ -¦ who -Ëœwrote‚ for many pro-Tamil publications and frequently contributed to official LTTE media-â„¢. He gave -Ëœlive commentaries from conflict zones-â„¢

He was killed in a Sri Lankan artillery barrage in the Mullaitheevu district on February 12, 2009,

3.‚ ‚  Lasantha Wickramatunga editor-in-chief of the weekly‚ The Sunday Leader, killed by unidentified gunman – 8 January 2009

Various sensationalism has resolved around the murder. The case remains unconcluded and investigations are continuing.

4.‚ ‚  Rashmi Mohamed

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Killed by LTTE

correspondent for Sirasa TV died on October 6, 2008 at UNP rally in Anuradhapura by a LTTE suicide bomber targeting Maj. Gen. Janaka Perera who also died alongside 27 others.

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5.‚ ‚  Paranirupasingham Devakumar

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Killed by LTTE

May 28, 2008, in Jaffna

Jaffna correspondent for the independent channel News 1st, was stabbed to death when he was attacked by supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to Sunanda Deshapriya, spokesman for local press freedom group the Free Media Movement

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6.‚ ‚  Suresh Linbiyo

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Member of LTTE

Voice of Tigers (LTTE run radio station) – November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi by a Sri Lankan Air Force air strike

Voice of Tigers-, (VOT),is a clandestine radio station operated by the LTTE

Tamilnet, the LTTE propaganda channel admitted the 3 VOT members were LTTE which again questions why CPJ would include them as -Ëœjournalists-â„¢.

7.‚ ‚  T. Tharmalingam

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Member of LTTE

Voice of Tigers (LTTE run radio station) – November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi by a Sri Lankan Air Force air strike

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8.‚ ‚  Isaivizhi Chempiyan

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Member of LTTE

Voice of Tigers (LTTE run radio station) – November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi by a Sri Lankan Air Force air strike

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9.‚ ‚  Selvarajah Rajeewarnam a journalist for the Uthayan newspaper, was shot dead on 29 April 2007 while on his bicycle by unidentified gunmen

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10. Subash Chandraboas editor of a small Tamil-language monthly magazine, Nilam (The Ground), was shot to death at around 7:30 p.m.

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11. Subramaniyam Sugitharajah a part-time reporter for Tamil-language daily Sudar Oli killed on January 24, 2006, in Trincomalee while his way to work

CPJ website states that The newspaper and its Jaffna-based sister publication Uthayan came under attack by both LTTE and anti-LTTE forces in political violence

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12. Relangi Selvarajah & husband

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Killed by LTTE

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp -” Gunned down on August 12, 2005, in Colombo by unidentified gunmen on the same day as Lakshman Kadiragamar assassination.

Selvarajah’s husband was affiliated with the formerly militant and now mainstream group, the People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE)

PLOTE is critical of LTTE

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13. Dharmeratnam Sivaram

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Known also as Taraki

A founding member and contributor to TamilNet and a military and political columnist for the English language Daily Mirror

April 29, 2005, in Colombo

Sivaram was a former member of PLOTE who defected to the LTTE. Rajan Hoole who was critical of Sivaram’s role as the Tamilnet.com’s editor, said he was involved in the murder of two PLOTE dissidents during his days as a Tamil militant.

Investigation continues and member of an armed gang has been arrested in this connection.

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14. Lanka Jayasundara

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Killed by LTTE

Wijeya Publications

December 11, 2004 by an LTTE grenade attack at a music concert

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15. Bala Nadarajah Iyer

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Killed by LTTE

Thinamurasu and Thinakaran

August 16, 2004, in Colombo

a journalist, writer, and political activist with the opposition Tamil group the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP)‚ 

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16. Aiyathurai Nadesan

pen name Nellai G. Nadesan

Virakesari

May 31, 2004, in Batticaloa

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17.‚ ‚ ‚  Mylvaganam Nimalarajan

BBC, Virakesari, Ravaya

October 19, 2000, in Jaffna

Six months after the murder of journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, RSF queries President Kumaratunga

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18.‚ ‚ ‚  Anura Priyantha

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Killed by LTTE

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Independent Television Network

December 18, 1999, in Colombo -” LTTE suicide bomb aimed at President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at an election rally in Colombo

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19.‚ ‚ ‚  Indika Pathinivasan

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Killed by LTTE

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Maharaja Television Network

December 18, 1999, in Colombo -” LTTE suicide bomb aimed at President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at an election rally in Colombo

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The above happens to be the list that will be infamously quoted as being the 19 reasons why the Government of Sri Lanka is guilty of MURDERING MEDIA, where NO MEDIA FREEDOM prevails. These will be quoted worldwide using whatever other terminologies in vogue amongst the same set of people making the reports, pointing fingers and coming up with solutions.

What has bypassed their attention is that out of the 19 MURDERED -Ëœjournalists-â„¢ how many are actually qualified to be called a journalist per se.

When 32 nations designate the LTTE as a terrorist organization, banned by their own country laws how is it remotely possible for members of the LTTE to become journalists when they are eliminated by the armed forces? If the US Navy Seals can uninformed to Pakistan Government enter Pakistan and eliminate unarmed Osama bin Laden and his son, on what grounds is it prohibited for the Sri Lankan armed forces to take action against a similarly categorized terrorist group inside Sri Lanka-â„¢s own territory?

If so, -Ëœjournalists-â„¢ categorized as No. 1, 6, 7, 8 are NOT journalists but members of the LTTE. Moreover, -Ëœjournalist-â„¢ No. 2 Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy by virtue of being a supporter of the LTTE puts him into the category of terrorist too. Thus, 5 out of the 19 -Ëœjournalists-â„¢ are not qualified in the least to belong to the list of -Ëœjournalists-â„¢ killed. CPJ needs to immediately remove these names from their listing.

Next, we come to the question of how these journalists died. Journalists featured under no. 4, 5, 12, 14, 15,18 and 19 were all killed by LTTE -” thus, 7 out of the 19 journalists listed by CPJ have been killed by the LTTE (which is almost half of the number being quoted)

In what is easily attempted to mislead the reading public the CPJ claims that since 1992 -” 19 journalists have been killed and the motive for their killing is given as confirmed. However, the motive is not explicitly given and no one is accused. Killed by -Ëœunidentified-â„¢ gunmen cannot be written off as being the responsibility of the Government. Most of these journalists had been members of armed groups, they had turned sides and tides, jumped from one group to another, written on behalf of one and then jumped ship and these situations are likely to have fostered various personal enemies over the years not necessarily from one. In the case of Lasantha Wickrematunga, the most high profile killing in the 19 named, we may well recall how the joint opposition Presidential candidate himself was accused of complicity in the murder. Speculations apart there is no hard evidence and in the absence of such we will simply be opportunities for turning stones and hurling stones.

We next come to the question of the lack of freedom of press and the -Ëœfear-â„¢ with which journalists write. If one writes lies, distorts truth and works to a malicious agenda it is one-â„¢s conscience that will always be pricking the nerves because the guilt of one-â„¢s actions will always shadow every thought and letter being penned.

Taking the statistics together it is easy to deduce the dates of these 19 murders

The last murder to have taken place was the killing of Lasantha Wickrematunga on 8 January 2009. We shall omit reference to Shoba, Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy and the 3 LTTE members of Voice of Tigers on account of them being LTTE and thus legally not entitled to be referred to as -Ëœjournalists-â„¢.

Taking the 19 killings, omitting members and supporters of the LTTE the last killing was in 2009 and not a single killing has taken place since January 2009 to date in October 2013. How can media personnel be living in fear?

The CPJ has also included a separate list of 6 other journalists and categorized the motive for their murder as -Ëœunconfirmed-â„¢

These -Ëœjournalists are:

1.‚ ‚ ‚  Sahadevan Nilakshan -” editor of Chaalaram magazine shot at by unidentified gunmen on 1 August 2007 in Jaffna

2.‚ ‚ ‚  Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah -” editor of Namathu Eelanadu killed outside home on 20 August 2006. He was a MP of the TULF and member of TNA.

3.‚ ‚ ‚  Sampath Lakmal -” reporter for Sathdina, killed on 1 July 2006

4.‚ ‚ ‚  Vasthian Anthony Mariyadas -” freelance reporter for Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation killed on 31 December 1999.

5.‚ ‚ ‚  Atputharajah Nadarajah – editor of Thinamurusu. EPDP Member of Parliament 02 November 1999, in Colombo

6.‚ ‚ ‚  Rohana Kumara -” editor of Satana (UNP financed) killed by unidentified men on 7 September 1999 in Colombo.

However, there are some accusations of attacks on media and of late we have the examples of 2 journalists to take note of.

‘Faraz Shauketaly‘ of the Sunday Leader was shot at on 15 February 2013. The Sunday Leader carried several articles on the attack -ËœLeader Journalist Shot -” Eswaran Ratnam, -ËœThe Shooting of ‘Faraz Shauketaly‘ by Emil Van de Poorten writing that -Ëœshooting of Faraz Shauketaly is being treated (and will be treated and could be treated) in the Debacle of Asia (DoA), members of the Opposition all rushed with the obvious insinuation that it was a -ËœGovt-â„¢ job.‚  The insinuation and implication will always remain because ethical journalism has not meant that none of the accusations were ever corrected when the real reasons for the attacks were disclosed. The personal nature of his relationship leading to a recurrent monetary dispute being the center of the issue was never disclosed and will never be because it serves a better agenda to have the incident remain an attack on -Ëœmedia-â„¢.

The next case of attack comes with the news of a robbery on 23 August 2013 at the home of Mandana Ismail Abeywickrama Co-editor of the Sunday Leader. A suspect was killed by police, 3 were arrested. The immediate reaction was to implicate the Government and the armed forces. The interrogation revealed that the robbers had decided to rob a house ad hoc after a drinking binge in Bambalapitiya. Contrary to the version being floated to insinuate a totally different version the robbers had robbed both cash and items which included 18 nos of Rs.2000 notes, bangles, bracelets, pendants, rings, earrings total number over 60 items all of which were recovered barring an earring.. ‚ It is also true that 2 army deserters were among the 5 member gang and the army disclosed full details of them. 3 of the 5 were brothers. One of the soldiers had been arrested in September 2009 while in service for theft. The suspects too have been produced in court. However, the co-editor is now living overseas thanks to the false accusation on a highly controversial and questionable accusation of -Ëœmedia attack-â„¢. This like Shauketaly-â„¢s case cannot be categorized as a media attack though despite placing the facts it has suited vested parties and groups to continue to maintain the former version of things with the likelihood of being coveted journalistic awards for unfettered media service when the entire incident is out of scope and nothing to do with any role in media.

Its just as well that despite being pressed against the wall the Government and military continues to desist from putting the garbage out of those accusing them but the public deserves the right to know exactly how angelic these media fraternity actually are and how man skeletons are hidden inside their own closets whilst pretending to be doing the public a service.


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