Why can’t the Government take a bold step and put an end to this never ending quarrel by these bankrupt communal Tamil politicians over a separate autonomous de-facto-EELAM in the North and East, before it goes again out of control?
Posted on January 6th, 2012

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara President, Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara 4.1.2012

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Although we have defeated the 30 year old LTTE curse, once again the agitation for a de-facto EEAM in the North and the East by the communal Tamil politicians appear to be raising its ugly head as the TNA and its allies are clamouring for land and police powers to the PCC and their agitation for a re-merger of the North and East. As its latest move the TNA has threatened to resort to civil disobedience movements if the government fails to devolve police and land powers to the north and East. Their claim is also supported by the Colombo based Democratic PeopleƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Front (DPF) leader Mano Ganeshan who has challenged the UNP dissident group to state its stand and yesterday accused the government of failing to address the legitimate grievances of Tamil speaking people. He also has said that the government has failed to devolve powers to the provinces in line with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. UNP and several other factions like WickramabahuƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s NLSSP and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress also support devolution under the13th A. The dream of the Muslim Congress is a separate autonomous Muslim unit (Kalisthan) in the eastern Province. They think by supporting Tamils for a separate unit in the north their own claim would be made easier.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Besides these external elements one has also to be mindful of the strong pro-devolution elements within the government itself. The bankrupt and senile leftists, the Muslim Congress and some of those who have migrated from the UNP for greener pastures including portfolios and privileges who continue to dig tunnels under the Presidents very feet are the most dangerous among them. The President may have to be even more careful of these elements who get their private agendas fulfilled on the sly by being in the government singing the Mahinda chintanaya song day and night. It would be advisable to be cautious of them more than the external forces, as they are invisible like snakes under grass.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Although none of these protagonists of devolution clearly say as to what they mean by legitimate grievances of Tamils are and what powers should be devolved, obviously they all agitate in unison for independent autonomous Tamil and Muslim political entities for these two provinces while claiming equal rights for them in all other parts of the Island. In short that is the substance of these vociferous arguments. Their number one priority for the establishment of the EELAM and Khalisthan is territory. That is why they ask for land power. The fact that land and police powers are devolved powers under the 1978 Constitution makes this claim stronger in legal terms as well as in international circles. President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a recent meeting with newspaper editors has said that the government was not willing to devolve land and police powers to the Provinces, in line with the 13 amendment to the constitution. Perhaps as a person who is concerned with territorial integrity for sustaining the Sri Lankan State he may be fully aware of the dangers and long term implications of giving these powers to any PC. Also it may be that he knows devolution of land and Police powers to N &E PCC is the first step for the EELAM. So far he is the only Head of any political party, even among the constituent parties within the government (may be with the exception of JHU) who had said no to such devolution. But one has to remember that it is a very moot point as it clearly contravenes the existing Constitution. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 
Under this scenario Jayalath Jayawardhanas challenge to the government to either devolve land and police powers to the Provincial Councils or abolish the 13th Amendment to the Constitution appears to make lot of sense.

As such I do not think his challenge could be so easily dismissed as a joke as Keheliya Rambukwella has lightly said. Jayawardanas comment also has to be taken more seriously as it comes from the Deputy Secretary General of the UNP that is supposed to be the main opposition party in Parliament. Meanwhile running contrary to Rambukwellas comment Nimal Siripala de Silva who leads the govtƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s delegation is reported to have said (ST Jan 1) that the govt is now ready to discuss with the TNA how to implement limited land powers enshrined in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. He also has further stated ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Not only land, but we will also discuss a number of other issues.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ Again the following news statement contradicts what he had said earlier. (Jan 2 BBC). ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Neither India nor other country can dictate how our country is governed,” he said in response to a question by BBC Sandesaya. This shows that none of these politicians know what they are talking about.

Tamil politicians talk loud to deceive the Tamil people; leftists and intruders within the government talk and sing the Mahinda chintanaya song to deceive the President and the SLFP politicians also do the same thing in order safeguard their own positions. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ They all know that survival in their positions is entirely dependent on the Presidents pleasure. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

One thing I note in JayalathƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s challenge is the confidence with which he had thrown the gauntlet. I think he must be harping on the constitutional provision under the 13th A. Knowing the man as he is, he will next take it to the international forum and perhaps even to the court, which will makes things still more complicated. Further responding to Rambukwella, according to Shamindra Ferdinando, UNP Deputy General Secretary, says that UPFA spokesman Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwelle is obviously ignorant of a recent statement issued by India reiterating its commitment for the implementation of the 13th Amendment to Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Constitution and the responsibility on the part of the government of Sri Lanka to go even beyond that. This also confirms what I guess on his thinking. He appears to talk on the presumption as if Sri Lanka has already ceased to be an independent, sovereign State. Meanwhile the Indian Foreign Minister is also due to be in the Island this week for negotiations. Is it not a classical ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Antojata bahijataƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ situation in the IslandƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s political climate?

In all these arguments and cross arguments there are few common and prominent words that surface above all others. For example Devolution of power to the Northern and Eastern Provinces, granting legitimate grievances of Tamil speaking people, the 13th Amendment, a political solution/settlement, reconciliation, pressing needs of the people in the North and the East, land and police powers to the North and East Provincial councils and re-merger of the North and East. Further it should be clearly noted that in all these instances the geographical unit of proposed devolution is the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ re-merged N&E Province; the legal basis ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ highlighted is the 13th amendment, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the ethnic basis is Tamil and finally the political basis is a separate Independent self governing Tamil ethnic unit that will finally lead to separation from the Sri Lankan State which will ultimately merge with the Tamilnadu in south India that will take away 1/3 of the total land area and 2/3 of the coastal and marine territory of this Island nation. This is the stepping stone to their dream EELAM which Pirapaharan andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Chelvanayakam fought for and Sampandan, Mano Ganeshan and all other ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ communal Tamil politicians, both here and across the Palk Straight in South India are dreaming. This is exactly for what the LTTE had been fighting for 30 years. From this you will see that although Prabhakaran and most of his local lieutenants are gone the Tami Communalists both at home and abroad, like venomous snakes under grass are still active as a dangerous separatist force.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Meanwhile the recently concluded LLRC has further complicated this issue by making generalized and sweeping statements like ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-that the present situation provides a great window of opportunity to forge a consensual way forward towards reconciliation through a political settlement based on devolution of power. We recognize that is imperative to addressing the root cause of the conflict and notes that the Government should provide leadership to a political process which must be pursued for the purpose of establishing a framework for ensuring sustainable peace and security in the post-conflict environmentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚. I hold the view that the LLRC has exceeded its mandate by making this kind of unwanted sweeping statements outside their mandate and thereby added more fuel to the burning communal fire.

On the other hand although the President had said that he will not devolve these two powers to the PCC, it is highly debatable as it forms a part of the existing law. Therefore in my view as a first step, the government should amend the Constitution removing these powers as devolved subjects if it intends to not to devolve land and police powers before it make such public statements.

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who are conversant with the far reaching disastrous implications of the 13th A will know that lad and police powers are only the tip of the ice berg that is destined to wreck and sink the Sri Lankan ship. Although one can argue that the 13th A is already a defunct document in view of non-implementation of some of its provisions like those pertaining to devolution, merger of north and east and setting up of PCC in all other Provinces outside its mandate, we should not forget that it still forms a part of the Sri Lankan Constitution.

Under this scenario it is futile to expect to reach consensus by all stakeholders at the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC). Therefore appointing a PSC comprising the above elements with extremely divergent views on this issue will only be a waste of time. The PSC will only die a natural death like the proverbial kendaheliya of the seven Andis. Therefore as we have consistently reiterated over the past 30 odd years that use of military force is the only way to defeat the LTTE and no negotiation will ever take us anywhere, similarly the only way to get over the present political impasse and to eliminate the remnants of Tamil Communal and separatist politics is the removal of the root cause and mattes connected therewith or incidental thereto communal politics from the soil of this country. Neither negotiations nor 1000 PSC will be able to solve this problem.

If we go on talking indefinitely like this one can vouch that it will finally end up with the setting up of de-facto EELAM in these two Provinces by these communal elements with the assistance of the so-called Tamil Diaspora, Tamilnadu and the pro-LTTE international lobbies Therefore the need of the hour is quick action before it is too late and definitely not time wasting talks.

If you carefully analyze all these ramifications you will find that the root cause of this mess is the anachronistic colonial political division of the country, the 179 year old Provincial system, introduced by the British to keep the nation divided and eternally quarrelling. This artificial division facilitated ethnic segregation and polarization. Added to this is the 13th Amendment (1987) imposed on us by the Indian government. These two banes together provide the fertile ground for communal politicians and international conspirators and their agents to sow the seeds of separatism and communal politics in this country. So if these two causes are removed their effects too will cease to exist. Had we gone back to the pre-1815 position of the political map (the Tun Rata) that was there from 427 BC and re-established that time tested geopolitical map along with appropriate constitutional measures in 1948, I think none of the present day communal and ethnic problems would have ever emerged.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

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The following factors I think have set the favourable environment in support of my above argument.

1 The incumbent President has clearly declared that he is committed to safeguard the territorial integrity and sovereignty this Island nation at any cost on the basis of one country one nation concept. He also has said he is committed to a no devolution stance to PCC on land and police powers.

2 He also enjoys enough executive power to t implement such changes

3 He has the 2/3 majority in Parliament

4 He also has public support to make such far reaching changes

It is very unlikely that a combination of all these powers and positive factors will ever be present in any foreseeable future date as it had never been there even before, since the fall of the Rajarata civilization in the 13th century.

Such a historic decision taken at this time will also help him to mend any lapses on the part of his government during the immediate past and he will definitely go down in history as a leaderƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  who ushered in a turning point in the history of this country.

Until such concrete measures are taken, first I think the President should not allow every Dick, Tom and Harry to make irresponsible statements and give interviews to the media at home or abroad on this issue. It is advisable to have one official spokesman who knows the subject and the government policy to do so. Second amend the constitution removing land and police powers and then go for removing all the other undesirable elements like the PR system, the provinces and Provincial Councils that constitute a white elephant and a dead weight and replace them with ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ District as the basic administrative units in the periphery in order to effectively implement and consolidate this ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ new system and thereafter finally go for a new Constitution and install the Tun Rata as the basic administrative structure of this country.

After all I do not know whether there is a 1978 Constitution at all to be amended or replaced as it exists today.

It has already been now amended 18 times, starting with the Rajadurei (1) and Pilapitya (2) amendments and ending with the 18th Amendment in 2011. The 1978 Constitution as many people see now is virtually a dead letter. In my opinion as a layman, it has ceased to function as an instrument of public good in practice. High sounding words like sovereignty of the people, rule of law, independence of the judiciary and representative democracy, fundamental rights and free elections and good governance also have ceased to have any conceivable meaning. A Constitution of a country is supposed to be the supreme document that embodies the highest law of the land that upholds and guarantees these high principles and rights and makes the government ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”a form of governmentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  by the people, for the people and of the peopleƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢. In this country today both the Constitution and the government have virtually become ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”things of the politicians, by the politicians and of the politiciansƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢. A total reversion of this situation for the good of the people and the good of the country is what the people want today.

It is my considered opinion that this ground plan is the most suitable basis for Sri Lanka for managing all its physical as well as human resources most effectively and economically. The new system will also drastically reduce the political and administrative costs almost by 2/3 as a result of reduced number of politicians, and public servant and allied institutions as I have pointed out many a time before in these columns.

Incidentally ours is the only country in the world that has sustained a single geopolitical map of this nature for such a long period in history. (I have written more than 10-15 articles giving full details on this proposal over the past 15 years though no politician has taken it up seriously at any forum) Once the Tun Rata is adopted, the terms North and East like the West and the South will connote only a geographical meaning that connotes a given location or direction. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ No one can then claim exclusive rights over any region in this Island on an ethnic basis thereafter.


35 Responses to “Why can’t the Government take a bold step and put an end to this never ending quarrel by these bankrupt communal Tamil politicians over a separate autonomous de-facto-EELAM in the North and East, before it goes again out of control?”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    People fast losing patience over this RACIST Tamil nonsense even after the war.

    If TNA is allowed to continue with their racism there will definitely be riots AGAIN. Unfortunately race riots have been a regular curse in this country. That is exactly what they are trying to do.

    The better option is to target and politically and militarily eliminate these terrorists before they set the country on fire.

    War was the RIGHT response to the LTTE. Then why not for LTTE proxies?

    That will terrorise these dirt and no one will ever tread their path again.

    The other danger is people might take matters into their own hands against TNA RACISTS.

    Why leave room for all this nonsense?

    Ban them NOW!
    Bang them NOW!

  2. stanley perera Says:

    With the 2/3rd majority if MR does not take firm action to exterminate the LTTE Terrorist remnants with the amendements to the constitution to protect the country against Tamil Racist threats, when is he going to do what. Atleast MR should stop talking and mollycoddling the Racist Tamil pests and show some genuine and sincere moves to fulfil the Sri Lankan people’s aspirations. To hell with the Racist TNA and Indians. TNA opposed to the census in the North, re-habilitation of the displaced Muslim and Sinhala people in the North, LLRC report, colonising the North and East and demands after demands. That is all they did since annihilating the racist Terrorists and going round the world and pleading to the west to help them lay a foundation for the Eelam State for the Tamils. Now or never MR should put his foot down and tame the RACIST TAMIL TNA.
    Stanley Perera.

  3. Ben_silva Says:

    Mono ethnic Tamil area is a serious threat to Sri Lanka.Sinhalse appear to be docile and passive to allow this to happen. Tamils are all over Sri Lanka and this is fine as they are citizens and they contribute to the economy.. What is not acceptable is to claim areas only for themselves. If Sinhalese are to survive in Sri Lanka, then these mono etnic Tamil areas need to be dismantled. What is to be observed is that the living space of Sinhalese have shrunk. The reason for this could be lack of competitiveness. The reasons need to be found and the cause eliminated to prevent further decline.

  4. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Are you all asking to cut the heads of the people who ask EELAM or any other non-sense because of the 2/3 majority?

    Where are you all living? I think you guys ask a 1983 communal riots once more!

  5. gamunu6 Says:

    Dear Dr. Sudath Gunasekera!

    VERY HAPPY that you challenged our President HE Mahinda Rajapaksa to TAKE CHARGE, without ENDLESS negotiations & affording LEGITIMACY a few LTTE discards. They want to get prominence, and drag all of us into another conflict.

    Judging by the articles by Charles Perera, and MASSIVE POSITIVE response by expatriates and Sri lankans who live & work in Sri Lanka, ALL are of the OPINION that RACIAL & religious connotations, terms like SEPERATION & DEMANDS which NO govt: or country will grant, should be BANNED by passing an ACT in the Parliament. With the present Govt. having 2/3 majority THIS CAN be achieved without MUCH delay.

    Intelectuals, Reporters and leaders of all political parties SHOULD BE MADE to take OATH of ALLEGANCE and UPHOLD the UNITY of Sri Lanka, as ONE NATION,UNDER ONE FLAG from here to Eternity.

    Its time people like SHENALI WADUGE & many others both in Sri lanka & abroad FEEL that we Sinhalese & other Sri Lankans including SOME Tamils beleive that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It is TIME we CLAW back EQUALITY CLAUSE because 10% or less in popultaion these remtants of years gone by, STILL claim to have & promote the IDEA of Seperation.

    IT should be an ACT OF TERROR to go against the aspirations of the majority & any further CONCESSIONS, even discussions must be curtailed.

    If our President can DEFEAT & Carry out a HUMANITARIAN operation succesfully, CAN easily undertake to adddress this growing problem of separatist tendencies. General Tamil public wants peace, a job, a shelter, education, Health care MORE than never ending WASTE of tax payers money on TRIVIAL pursuits of TNA & its supporters in abroad.

    So as a retired Engineer, Sinhalese & BUDDHIST, YET FIRST A SRI LANKAN will be happy if you other learned individuals who contribute by writing articles, should GET TOGETHER and prsent their ADVICE to the President Rajapaksa.

    ~ Gamunu Alahakkone. P.Eng – Canada, C.Eng UK.( retd)

  6. dhane Says:

    If President MR with the 2/3rd majority could not take firm action to exterminate the remnants Tamils & Others with amendements to the constitution to protect the country then there will be nobody in future could do it. Hence its time to brign necessary bill into the Parliament QUICKLY and see what UNP, JJ & Wicramabahu are going to do.

  7. Christie Says:

    Indian imperialists want to keep the priviledges enjoyed by the Tamils and other Indians in the island.

    The elected government should look after the majority, but a powerful minority supported by a powerful neighbour is a problem for any one in power.

    First the majority should unite, the unity that was destroyed in 1951 by Indian interest.

    The majority should boycott Indian goods and Indian (Tamils included) businesses.

    How many Tamils and Indians patronise Sinhala businesses or buy goods or services from Sinhalese.

    Just see how much wealth from the island nation goes in to India and has gone to India from 1792.

    The successive governments since 1956 has destroyed the Sinhalese and added to the priviledges enjoyed by Indians.

  8. callistus Says:

    Obviously LTTE diaspora is behind the TNA. Rohan Gunaratne says TNA is divided 50:50. The governement should talk to the favourable faction and ignore Sambanthan and the lot. So called ‘political solution’ is merely another term for ‘give us ealam’. Bring in a bill and move on as others have suggested.

  9. ranjit Says:

    Why this President make our blood pressure high by allowing his dumb suckers to utter stupid statements regarding 13th amendment? Did our heros sacrificed their lives to give TNA what they were dreaming all these years? As majority says the Government should and must BAN TNA at once and put them behind bars for treason. No need to talk or dream of talking with these traitors. When the whole country is fast moving with peace around no need to get worried about thinking that there maybe another bloodshed in the near future.

    Mr.President the whole country is behind you so better listen to the majority rather than pleasing few terrorists and our bulling neighbour India. When you have the 2/3 majority why you worry just amend the constitution as per the wishes of the majority SRI LANKANS. No need to waste time and make us mad by entertaining these traitors who were going behind white suckers in the International community asking for help. They have done immense damage and shamed our country so my view is stop talking or having any connections with TNA terrorists. Let them go and live in Tamil NADU in India with JAYALALITHA AND THE TAMIL CLOWNS who were sympathizers of PRABAKARAN and his LTTE terror outfit. Scrap the 13th Amendment and give them straight forward answer to their demands without baby feeding them with sweet talks. We are watching you Sir do not make us MAD,MAD WORLD. We Sinhalese wont give or ready to give an inch or any powers to the Tamils as this country belongs to all SRI LANKANS irrespective of Race,Colour OR Religion. ONE COUNTRY, ONE LAW, ONE FLAG, ONE NATIONAL ANTHEM, ONE WHOLE FAMILY OF SINHALES,TAMILS,MUSLIMS,BURGERS AND MALAYS. We say in one voice NO to 13th amendment so be it.

  10. Lorenzo Says:


    It is YOU and TNA begging for another 1983 so that you jokers can go as refugees to greener pastures free. But you will be disappointed because there will not be such foolish nonsense again.

    Try doing TNA tactics in your Scarborough slums or even in Tamil Nadu and see what happens. SL will be no different.

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    Banning TNA and other racist parties, scrapping the 13 amendment will MOSTLY benefit Tamils!

    Otherwise Tamils will be slain like animals by TNA/LTTE once again. Diaspora will not be affected. That is why they support TNA/LTTE nonsense.

  12. Naram Says:

    Thanks Sudath for hitting the nail on the head with force and velocity.

    It is our own brothers in the Jaffna district who will welcome your stance more than the rest of us in Sri Lanka. If MRisvacillating they have to face the music of a caste seggregated postal order economy of a primitive mono ethinic caste ridden state. TNA and Sambanthan would dearly love to continue the GGP / SJVC / VP stand of the past 90 years for eternity. Nasty shadow of Sankili reign has cast its shadow with ever more ferocious mass killings and religious and ethnic cleansing for over four hundred years now.

    The kind of aid from European imperial powers that buttressed the nasty Vellala fiefdom in the past is no longer possible. In place of the Kandy Kingdom lacking ressolve, or fire power riven by internal disputes ruled by despots of Nayakkar clan we have politically astute democratic government with a 2/3 majority in Sri Lanka today.

    Today Mahinda Rajapakse reigns supreme with total control over the Parliament. India is not going to entertain the mad facist theoreticians of Jaffna whatever lip service they may pay on surface as the price on their own staehood is at stake.

  13. mjaya Says:

    Well said Dr. Gunasekara, straight to the point! We put an end to the LTTE now its time to put an end to all demands for special privileges by racist Tamils.

  14. nandimitra Says:

    Pakistanification of Sri Lanka for geopolitical advantage of the west is the motive. Divide Sri Lanka and promote ethnic cleansing as Prabahakaran did will precipitate a never ending conflict that will destabilise the whole region. If the future of SL is to be ensured the illegal 13 amendment forced on this countryby India ( its provincial council system that has turned out to be more detrimental to the interests of the people) and its advocates TNA must be banned. Any one promoting separation must be charged for treason. Thesavalam Law must be banned. All Sri Lankans must have the right to live anywhere in SL. It is immoral for the Tamils to have that option but not the Sinhalese or Muslims.

  15. Christie Says:

    The real threat to majority (Sinhala, Muslim, Burgher and Malay) comes from India. British Imperialists are gone but Indian imperialists are still here getting Westerners involved.

    It is India that forced 13th Amendment on the people of the island.

    If it comes to force as intended by India almost more than half of the country will be under the Tamils.

    There will be more Tamils in the plantations areas (Kandu Rata, Malai Nadu) and all that areas will be under Tamil control due to the 13th amendment.

    India and Tamils want total control over the Island nation. The JVP and other leftists will control the Sinhala areas and India will totally control the island nation.

    Take a lesson from Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Kashmir.

  16. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Parangiya Lorenzo:
    Your Nazi Pope want an EAST TIMOR in Sri Lanka. That is why Ranil carved out an area to LTTE. Catholic Church is the handler of LTTE and still do the same. Tell your Malcom Ranjith, to talk truth.

    Scarborough is the home for many Sinhalese too. Why are the Sinhalese running out from Sri lanka? Problems of Lanciawatte or Panchikawatte?

    Christie another LUNATIC:
    Is it OK for your POPE to control Sri Lanka?

  17. Lorenzo Says:


    Your language is typical Dalit! There is a Tamil saying that says it takes seven generations to change the caste related behaviour. I don’t believe that but you may well believe it!

    Good work.

    There are more Tamil Nadu language speaking people in Scarborough than Sinhalese. Am I right?

  18. Raj Says:

    We trust Mahinda Rajapakse not to give in to LTTE diaspora and TNA. There should be a bill to ban all political parties with racist connotations in their name.

  19. Christie Says:

    When you look at facts and events as they are you get a different picture.

    Indian interests are hell bent on dividing the non Indians of the island nation on religious lines ans racialo lines.

    Before the arrival of Indians and Tamils on the back of the British Raj all people in the island nation lived in harmony and were prosperous.

    It is the Indians who destroyed and are distroying the locals.

    Noi Indians should unite and stand up to Indian hedgemony. (Indiyanu jadawadaya)

  20. Kit Athul Says:

    Dr. Sudath is unaware, is that Jayalth Jayawardena has two web sites. CeylonToday.com in English and MauBima.com for the Sinhala. This man has no love for the country or for the costitution. What he is doing is to get the attention off him for going and getting an arrest warrant for KP. Which is a treasonable act.

  21. stanley perera Says:

    JJ is a traitor. Skin alive the bastard. The chappie owned a telecommunications unit next door to jayalath cinema at Seeduwa during Premadasa’s time and never allowed another communications unit anywhere near to it with the power of Premadasa. The chappie is a traitor licks the bums of the racists TNA. Neither patriotic nor he is pro-Sinhalese. Hang the basturd from his ears.

  22. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Lorenzo the Tamil low caste convert:
    Did you pass the seven generations? I think you dont. You struck in the middle with the NAZI POPE. That is the worst.

    POPE wants an EAST TIMOR to facilitate American Whites. How can you provide it? Some Sinhala modayas will cry “pope thuma” ask to screw hindus/buddhists to give a place to suddas. Bark against your tamils and support a nasty criminal POPE!

  23. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Christie the criminal follower of POPE:
    Sri lanka is part of the Indian culture. Have you any doubt? What the hell you try here? Sri lanka was prosperous because of India. That is why your Chiristian criminals came and screwd the country!

    Your Christian countries do nothing to Sri lanka but India and China help Lanka better than your criminal POPE who back the LTTE mongrals!

  24. jay-ran Says:


  25. Marco Says:

    I think the Tiger supporting Tamil Diaspora is willing and encouraging that to happen to tighten the “noose” around MR’s neck.
    However, MR is not that stupid to repeat the same mistake (whilst India and US are watching his every move) whilst China’s hands are tied on large development loans.
    MR is astute enough to disregard tittle-tattle comments on blogs- thankfully.

  26. stanley perera Says:

    Jay-ran, this is what MR government wants. This time it is Sinhala terrorism against the Tamil seperatist terrorists. If MR does not take immediate action to address the burning issue, MR is warned that the West will arm the Sinhala Terrorists to rebel against the corrupt politicians. Then the Sinhala liberation front will be formed like in Libya, Syria and etc. MR cannot see that danger as he is blind with his power and complacency.

  27. Lorenzo Says:


    You have proved me right about you.

  28. Lorenzo Says:


    That is what LTTE now wants. Another 1983.

    However, I don’t think people will fall into that tiger trap now.

    But the danger from targetted C four attacks is very high. In 1983 3,000 civilians were killed by terrorist mobs. Today a few C fours can do it. After that the others will be running away causing massive problems. Authorities should control this danger.

  29. Fran Diaz Says:

    The 13-A was imposed on Lanka during the time of the Cold War. Both Indian & Sri Lankan leaders of those times were caught up in Cold War much more than is obvious.

    The 13-A & the Prov.Cncls. are a take off imitation piece on the governance of the Indian States which are huge in land mass & population, each State being several times the size of Lanka in size & population and perhaps suited to Indian States, but grants too much power to tiny Provincial areas in small Sri Lanka under the Prov.Cncls. Or else the North will prove to be the break away area to form Eelam if too much power is ever given to Prov. Cncls. there. Northern politics will always be tied to Tamil Nadu Caste/Poverty issues which will continue quite some time into the future. It is imperative that Laws be set in such a way that break away areas are impossible in Lanka. Also, make the N&E multi-cultural areas.

    Also, since the 13-A was imposed under Duress, it is null & void under any legal system in the world, and can be removed by the People under a Democratic system such as in Sri Lanka.

    GoSL has been weakened by the onslaught by the Opposition (enemy within), onslaught by some in the international community & by some in the various churches which drags in the west (read Mario Perera’s article on this subject).

    It is time to support our Democratic institutions through PETITIONS to GoSL (via Speaker). That is how Democracy works. Our people have yet to learn to use the Democratic institutions to obtain peaceful development and other advantages.

    Let us dump the 13-A & the Prov.Cncl. system NOW. Demand that GoSL does this through massive campaign of PETITIONS to GoSL through the Speaker of the Parliament. PETITION GoSL by the Millions, through Citizens’ Committees, Associations, individuals, etc. This is how Democracy works in advanced Democracies around the world. We, the People of Lanka, must prevail. This is a crucial testing time for our Democracy. To save our Democratic way of governance, act NOW – better late than never !

  30. Fran Diaz Says:

    It is even more important that ‘We, the People’ assert ourselves NOW, as ‘Tamil Nadu Camp Refugees’ are coming in via courtesy UNHRC (Navi Pillai et al). There were supposed to be 200,000 such Tamil people, now stated as some 69,000. Why has the figure dropped ? Is it because of Tamil Nadu illegal migrants already in Lanka, amounting of hundreds of thousands 200,000 – 60,000 would roughly make 140,000 illegal migrants. Ltte rule of the North plus Lax attitudes by officials is to be blamed.

    If PETITIONS are sent to the Speaker, there are other matters of importance to be included pertaining to SECURITY, such as : * multi-ethnicity for the N&E.
    * An Oath of Allegiance to be taken by the returning Tamil Nadu people, plus MPs, armed forces, school children, govt employees, etc. I might add that each Voter takes this Oath prior to casting their vote as a Citizen of this country.

  31. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Fran Diaz:
    In Tamil Nadu, there are 114 refugee camps for SL Tamils. Where did you find this “69,000”? Can you give the source? Your Catholic morons are still with LTTE. Better tell POPE not screw Sri lanka!

  32. Fran Diaz Says:


    Refer LankaPage about 5-7 days ago for figure of 69,000.
    With 114 refugee camps (if what you say is correct) in Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu can keep sending their low caste poor to Lanka forever – provided UNHRC ‘s Navi Pillai lives forever too.

    The troubles in Tamil Nadu of Caste/Poverty have to fixed, or else Lanka’s troubles will never end.

    As things are, any practical person can see that Laws must be put in place to protect Lanka. Follow Singapore re Laws to be place. PETITION the Speaker on ways to protect Sri Lanka, foremost being to ban ethnic/religion based political parties. These political parties have a tendency toward separatism. Separatist ideas lead to terrorism and other acts of violence to constantly de-stabilise Sri Lanka. Why all peace loving Lankans have been putting up with this nonsense for so long beats me !

  33. Fran Diaz Says:

    Here is the brief note from the LankaPage referred to above :

    “Sri Lanka offers free passports to refugees returning from Tamil Nadu
    Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 01:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka has taken measures to provide passports to the refugees returning to the country from Tamil Nadu without levying any fees.

    Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a proposal put forward by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development to authorize the Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Chennai to issue passports to the returning refugees without levying a fee of Rs. 4,400.

    The measure has been taken to encourage the resettlement of 90,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps and residencies in their own home villages in Sri Lanka’s North and East.

    These refugees had fled to India and settled in Tamil Nadu to escape the war with the Tamil Tiger terrorists.

    Under Sri Lanka’s Immigration and Emigration Act, the refugees are required to have a valid passport to land in Sri Lanka.

    The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says since the conflict ended in May 2009, Sri Lankan refugees have been steadily returning back to their home country, mainly from India with a few from other countries.

    According to Indian Government figures, some 69,000 Sri Lankan refugees were living in 112 camps in the southern state of Tamil Nadu”.

  34. jimmy Says:

    Solution to Srilankan problem is to make Meditation mandatory for all Srilankans from age 5- 100
    Thoughts are important than words
    People should learn to replace bad evil thoughts with good thoughts
    I can tolerate any one but not racists
    when a person think he or she is superior to another human being he or she becoes a racist
    when a person thinks other person is inferior to him or her he or she becomes a racist
    When a person thinks good, he does good things , he becomes a good human being ( child of God)
    when a person thinks evil or bad he or she becomes an evil person ( child of Satan)
    The choice for All Srilankans is either to become a child of God or child of Satan

    I have a dream oneday All srilankans will live together without fear or intimidation as a family
    look after each other , help each other be kind to each other

  35. Fran Diaz Says:

    We hope Concerned Citizens & Associations in Sri Lanka are keeping a track of these ‘Tamil refugee’ numbers that return to Lanka and that they are true born Lankans or their children. Only two generations can be accounted for. Don’t go to sleep on this one, as Tamil Nadu will certainly use any laid back attitude from Lanka, both with the fisheries problem as well as with illegal migrants. GoSL should appoint a Committee to go into this problem properly, and have proper Laws to govern entry into Lanka from the camps as well as about the fisheries situation.

    What we like to know is, if these so called refugee camps go on indefinitely in Tamil Nadu, what happens to the children, grandchildren of these Tamil people who ‘stay on’ in Tamil Nadu camps instead of coming to Lanka now ? Will automatic Lankan citizenship be granted to them at any future date ? Where does it stop ? This is a Red Alert situation allowing Tamils to enter Lanka ad hoc, and these people plus illegal migrants will be absorbed by institutions inimical to Sri Lanka who will use it to their advantage, continuing to damage Sri Lanka forever.

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