Marilyn Monroe and the ‘Wigneswaran marriage’
Posted on November 3rd, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema

‚ -It is not clear whether the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Retired Supreme Court Justice C.V.Vigneswaran-â„¢s maiden speech on 25th October at the chamber of the ‚  Northern Provincial Council Assembly was an ultimatum or a challenge to the Central ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Government of Sri Lanka. -“Editor, Asiantribune

‚  -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).‚ ‚ 

13-A is a vessel with holes

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  After reading the Asiantribune editor-â„¢s 27 October report on the NPC inaugural speech by Wigneswaran (W), what came to my mind was what the American playwright Arthur Miller once told about his [failed] marriage to the American sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. He said, married to Marilyn was like living next to a live electric wire.‚  Miller by the way divorced his first wife of long years to get hooked up with Marilyn. ‚ With his decision to hold NPC elections MahindaR is now politically married to W. MR expected a young partner, but now he must be feeling like he is married to an old witch holding on to a live electric pole. Could MR who handled several of his political adversaries in an admirable fashion (the list includes Mrs. Chandrika, AnuraB, Mangala S, Sarath Fonseka and tons of UNP MPs) -tame- this W, so that his Vessantara kind of genuine offer will not end up as a Siri Sangabo type self-sacrifice? We know what had happened in the past with the world-â„¢s largest giveaway (ref. Englishman Paul Harris), the CFA of 2002 or RPremadas flirting with Balasingham, Paskaralingam and a barber/massager called Babu. MR is in a worse situation because his Unitary thing is not what W is talking about. W is for United and W-â„¢s biggest backer on this is none other than the American ambassador Ms. Sisson who openly said after meeting W in Jaffna that she will help W to work within an United Sri Lanka. In the past it was an American ambassador who told Saddam Hussein that her country will not intervene if Saddam invades Kuwait. Saddam ate the dead-rope and paved the way for a spilt in the Arab world that US wanted to happen so that Arab soil was used to destroy Saddam and Iraq.


‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Fortunately, because of a hurry to either intimidate or humiliate MR using CHOGM forum, W rushed to let the cat out of the bag, ignoring the advice of soft power local agents such as Dayan Jayatilleke or Jehan Perera to slow down, the standard procedure that soft power users follow all over the world.‚  W is not playing a double game to please the TNA separatist components. Actually, this TNA extremist agitation can be a strategy devised to fool MahindaR , that W is behaving this way because he has to respond to the internal pressure coming from the separatists in the NPC membership. Otherwise, how can a man, as Wimal Weerawansa said, who was born in Colombo, lived in Colombo, had two sons born in Colombo and got two Sinhala daughters-in-law from Colombo now act ‚ like a born again in Jaffna and say he wants Muslims to come back to Jaffna but not a word about the Sinhalese born in Jaffna?‚  Does this mean his sons can never live in Jaffna with their wives? ‚ As pointed out below, based on W-â„¢s maiden speech, W is no Kadiragamar or Jeyaraj Fernandopullai.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  It is said that a cancer (Tamil separatism) cannot be cured by feeding it. 13-A is itself a cancer for Sri Lanka, but W says 13-A is a vessel with hole and therefore useless for his NPC. GOSL must act using the Buddhist principle of the Middle Path and eradicate incentives separatists now have to thrive in their eternal game. One is the language. Sinhala and Tamil must be mandatory for all school children and in 10-15 years Sri Lanka will have no Tamil-Sinhala ethnic barrier other than those come illegally from Tamil Nadu. ‚ People who have an ability to speak at least broken Tamil and broken Sinhala could not be fooled by a few Tamil separatists.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  Separatism is based on SJVChelvayakam-â„¢s plan to use Eastern Province as part of a mythical Tamil homeland, and EP and all other provinces are artificial and arbitrary divisions created by the British for their colonial subjugation purposes. Therefore, this colonial provincial system coming from 1832 should be replaced by an ecology-based new province set up, if a province-level civil unit is needed. The seven river basin division is the only solution in this regard, because it an upward spatial unit that begins with GSN units based on ecology-hydrology. Now there are 14,008 GSN units, and by using hydrology-ecology criteria this number will come down to a number, not to 4,000 that was there because RPremadas increased it to 14,000, but to a rational, natural number. If people want a district-level unit then all what is needed is to include sufficient number of natural GSN units that would fit within the size of a present day district. There are 25 civil admin districts and there will be 25 or so river basins units.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  If the colonial nine-province demarcation is not removed, if one day a Kosovo plan is implemented with foreign help, what will happen in Sri Lanka by way of water wars can be understood from the maps below. For those who think a Kosovo plan is not possible all what they have to think is what will happen if a UNP government comes to power at a future date. All what is neede is to UNP to allow the merger of NP and EP and that is it. JRJ himself said in the parliament that Separatist threat extends to NCP and Uva P. In the CP already a Malayanadu talk is going on.

‚ On the black and white maps the red line is the line Prabakaran used for his Eelam homeland.


  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


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‚ Wigneswaran speech- Key items of concern copied from the report by Asiantribune

It was a prepared speech for that occasion and he read almost 12 pages of his speech in the Tamil language.
As expected, he forcefully made the call to the Sri Lanka Government to withdraw the armed forces from the Northern soil.

He demanded the release forthwith of the all the private lands belonging to the civilians.

He told the Government to see the noninterference of the Army in the Provincial Government and in the civilian affairs.

The Chief Minister categorically said that the former army general who is at present the Governor of the Northern Province must go. He said that a civilian should be appointed as the Governor of the Northern Province.

He said that he will not underestimate the impartial support Tamils in Sri Lanka receives from the South Indian Tamils.

He told in no uncertain terms that Tamilakam and Northern Province have to work very cordially.

Thirteen Amendment

We have come here after triumphing in the election that was based on the 13th amendment. Anyhow the 13th amendment is something like a vessel with holes and appears useless. As my dearest people have accepted the election manifesto of the Tamil National Alliance during the election, it is becoming clear that the 13th amendment has full of lapses, and it has no ability to fulfill the aspirations of the people.

It is indeed regretful that the thirteenth amendment has not paved the way for the well-functioning of an independent Provincial Council. We expect the international countries, with the support of both parties, to offer job related advises, grant funds, and be supportive and I expect them to be the source of strength to us.

To Function according to the law of the land

Anyhow we have decided to function according to the law of the land. We are determined to go forward following the available mechanism and ways. (13-A has enough holes to create a Kosovo exit by law).

Quarter the Army in their Camps in the North

If it is to be action based on democratic principles, then they must include the following:

The Army has to be immediately confined and quartered in their camps ‚ As our people have overwhelming voted for us would clearly indicates that they agree with our policy of gradually sending the armed forces away from the Northern Province.

Even the Government is also telling about the gradual removal of the Army from the North. However so far we haven-â„¢t seen any move by the government on this regard, but this gives a degree of mental satisfaction.

After a due discussion, we the Northern Province Council, Government has to finalize a scheme for this. At that point of time, matters regarding security would be taken into consideration.

How those arrested internationally and those cadres who have surrendered themselves are subjected to surrendering of arms, relieving from the armed forces and involvement in social links, similarly, security reform aspects, reduction of armed forces, tends security institutions to function well. Regarding this aspects government can explore whether these cadres could be enlisted with the UN Peace keeping forces, also explore whether international assistance could be obtained to assist army men to leave for normal civil life.

I assure that our assistance and support will be rendered to the government in these spheres.

It is the duty of the Government to confirm the withdrawal of Army.

Tamils will not be involved in any acts threatening the national security

Similarly, even the armed cadres belonging to the other armed groups in North have to be removed of their weapons, and should be integrated within the society. Our people will not ever accept to have Army in the North in the name of security. Army as well the armed cadres may stage all types of dramas to have the army remain in the North. We cautioned that nobody should be duped by those dramas. We continuously emphasize as far the Tamil people are concerned that they will never get involved in any activities endangering the national security.

Land Rights

2. Emphasizing the land right of the people is the democratic way of life.

Therefore, by gradually withdrawing the Army would pave the way for democracy and good governance. Government must come forward to stop the acquisition of lands belonging to civilians. Not only that we urge that government has to set the time frame regarding the handing over the lands, but also Government must stop acquiring private lands for Army use. Not only that, I wish to emphasize that the Government should come up with a time frame to give back the private lands already acquired.

Police Force

3. Preparing the right environment for security to the people is vital in a democratic system. Regarding this, it is important to establish the Rule of Law. To establish this in the North, the present police force which is unable to understand the language of the common people in the North, their customs, culture remains a problem. Therefore, recruit locally personnel for the Police Force and provide them adequate training. We intend to take complete and necessary measures regarding the Polices powers mentioned in the 13th amendment. I also wish to mention that the regional Police reforms attract our attention.

Demand for a Civilian Governor

5. A civilian administration is not possible when we have someone as Governor, who came from the military. The country was fully aware how the present Governor functioned partially during the North Provincial Council election days.

Role of the Tamil Diaspora

Furthermore, we have an important duty to explore the type of planned human, economic resources and development we should identify. We have confidence that Tamil diaspora would provide us human and financial resources. It was an open secret that how in the past our kith and kin were forced to leave the country to foreign climes.

We are happy to learn that several of them have established fame and popularity by their good works abroad. We urgently needs your cooperation and help. We have no slightest doubt that we need your help and cooperation to restore our lost fame and pride. We expect them to negotiate with the Government to come up with a practical mechanism to assist the people who were affected by the prolonged armed conflict.

What we asked for is help that could allow us to stand in our own feet. We are urging them to identify resources that might provide income generation. We request our own blood and flesh to be with us at least for some time and get involved in the development works and then go back. We appeal to provide technical and financial assistance.

South Indian Tamils and their role

I wish to categorically state that we are not underestimating the role played by South Indian Tamils. Their assistances are required and link with us and guide us. It should be indeed mentioned that the nonpolitical, emotional approach of the youths of both sex in South India has induced us with encouragement. In the future, I wish to mention here that the Thamilakam and the Northern Province has to cooperate in so many ways.

Tamils have not accepted separation

In the long term prospective, the primary concern is the political solution. The Sinhalese masses should understand that we have not accepted separation. The Government and the Sinhala people should understand that internal self-determination will lead the country to be united without division. While we accept the country-â„¢s sovereignty, we are of the view that matters like the national security, international relation have to be directed by the central government.

But we opposed the autocratic aspects that are vested in the Constitution. Our opposition is in line with the principle of democracy.

Opposes Colonization in the North East

We strongly oppose the colonization carried out with the help of the armed forces. In the guise of rehabilitation we condemned bringing people who have never lived in the North and settling them in the Northern Province.

We strongly oppose the planned actions taken to change the demography of the North and East.

we are proud as joint owners and not as leaseholders. Regarding this I wish to remind the conversation present President had on 23rd May 2009 with the Secretary General of the UN, where he said to solve the problems of the Tamils he has decided to go beyond the thirteenth amendment.

I must bring it to the notice another important matter also. We will take all practical measures to resettle all those Muslims who have been in 1990 forcefully evicted from the North.

Prabhakaran & Kepitipola Disawe

Everybody should understand how the one word which I mentioned about Prabhakaran during election days brought about enthusiasm in the midst of some and amongst other people it brought about anger.

Knowing this well only, I spoke also about Kepitipola Disawe at that time. It has dawned that at present to understand these things depend on each person-â„¢s perspectives.

Extending the Hand of Cooperation

As far as we are concerned, the foundation stones which we wish to lay are – justice, good governance, confidence, equality and freedom.

Our measures will be based as mentioned in our election manifesto on security, education and employment.


‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚  If W is not a ghost of SJVC or Prabakaran, and genuinely interested in the plight of Tamils who suffered since 1948 due to Christian Tamil separatist Colombo politician, and equally useless Colombo Sinhala political families, he can do the following as his top priorities by selecting from a list like below:

(1) implement the River for Jaffna Project

(2) stop digging limestone for the KKS cement factory from its backyard and instead import limestone or clinker from India

(3) discuss with India about the threat from the nuclear power plant only 25 miles from Mannar

‚ (4) discuss with Tamil Nad about the fisherman poacher issue

(5) get Chandra Hassan to come back to Jaffna and do something about the war widow issue. Otherwise, he will get bog down with issues like statutes of Prabakaran, cemeteries for the dead Prabakarans and a situation that he cannot visit Colombo anymore.‚ 

If W-â„¢s throne speech is not a warning sign to MahindaR to re-think his strategy , then let god Vishnu help Sri Lanka.

22 Responses to “Marilyn Monroe and the ‘Wigneswaran marriage’”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    “The Eelam Peoples’ Democratic Party (EPDP), a coalition ally of the ruling Rajapaksa Government in a surprise move has called for an independent probe into the latest Channel 4 footage of the surrender of an LTTE propagandist to the Sri Lankan forces although the Defence Ministry has claimed she died in battle in May 2009.”

    So you thought you can trust EPDP Tamils!! Think again.

    They were the ONLY GOOD Tamils in the north. Now they too are against SL.

    ALL MP seats SLFP won in Jaffna are EPDP.
    2 out of 3 seats SLFP won in NORTH PC in 2013 are EPDP.

    So Tamils didn’t vote for anything other than TAMIL TERRORISTS after all. :)

    Continue to trust Tamils at your own risk.

    NO MORE divisions of SL no matter how imaginary. Fullstop.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    SL must NEVER do these. These are things to AVOID. IF done, these will attract a MILLION more TN illegals and SL is bust. SL can cook the goose if SL does any of these.

    (1) implement the River for Jaffna Project

    (2) stop digging limestone for the KKS cement factory from its backyard and instead import limestone or clinker from India

    (3) discuss with India about the threat from the nuclear power plant only 25 miles from Mannar

    (4) discuss with Tamil Nad about the fisherman poacher issue

    (5) get Chandra Hassan to come back to Jaffna and do something about the war widow issue.

  3. Nanda Says:

    My dear Lorenzo,
    It took so long for you to realise agenda of DD.
    This LTTE’r in another party name is always demanding 13A plus.
    (This means SLFP demanding for 13A plus.)
    What a mess !

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:





  5. Nanda Says:

    DId you forget MR also went asking for international support ? ( I don’t know whether he was the first to do so)

  6. Lorenzo Says:


    Yes I was WRONG on DD (apologies to Levins). I worked with him believe it or not. He was strong anti-LTTE at that time. No LTTE and all HIDDEN Tamil racists are coming out without fear. Jeyalalitha another case.

    I was also WRONG on GLP (apologies to Geeth).
    I was also WRONG on MR too.

    All these are TOTAL LIARS. They have done well to fool the people.

    But the fun is they each try to FOOL the others!!

    GLP is secretly trying to scrw MR. DD is trying to scrw MR. GLP is trying to scrw DD. MR is trying to scrw BOTH.


  7. Nanda Says:

    MR has a supporter called mohamed muzzamil who I think is a Saudi spy. He pretends to be a very good friend of Sinhalese and rare moderate tamils.
    I wonder whether MR has been bought over by USA. Actually MR is scrwing himself !

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    When Special Rights unavailable to other citizens can be had by BLACKMAILING the GOSL with the help of the Eelamist Diaspora and self-appointed Drone Deploying Western “Human Rights & Democracy” Champions, GREED takes over the GOOD SENSE of even the most “Moderate” Tamils.

    Can you blame them … we have enabled them to have a CAKE of their own, and a EQUAL SHARE of OUR CAKE too …. who can resist the temptation with a deal like that?

    That is why ALL DOORS to EXTRA RIGHTS in Sri Lanka must be SHUT & SEALED not only to the Eelamists but to ALL Communal Groups in Sri Lanka demanding Special Privileges, unavailable EQUALLY to ALL Sri Lankan citizens.

    Douglas Devananda, hoping to get a piece of power in the Tamils-only PIE in the newly empowered Northern Provincial Council, is now TRYING HARD to prove his Eelamist credentials to the TNA, and is making Separatist noises. After all, the name of his EPDP Party stands for EELAM Democratic People’s Party … does it not? He too sees the GOSL giving ground to the TNA; and he is getting ready to JUMP SHIP to the other side at the opportune moment.

    That is why I say, the more you APPEASE these Racist Separatists, the MORE YOU ENCOURAGE their TREASON and DISLOYALTY. WEAKNESS BEGETS AGGRESSION & TREASON!

    The solution is to take the BULL BY THE HORNS, and do what is NECESSARY before it is TOO LATE. For example,

    …. REVOKING the foreign Imposed 13th Amendment and REPEALING the Provincial Council System, and replacing it with a District Administration System with GOSL Appointed Government Agents, and Municipal and Village Councils for administration of population centers,

    …. INSTITUTING a National Policy of Ethnic Integration, starting with SETTLING Sinhala People in the North & East; first by INCREASING the presence of the Armed Forces in those Provinces, and settling their Families PERMANENTLY on Crown & Legally Purchased Privately Owned lands, with ALL the FACILITIES necessary for the settlers to THRIVE and sink permanent ROOTS in those areas

    …. BANNING all Separatist and Communal political organizations with “Eelam”, “Tamil”, “Muslim” and “Sinhala” in their organizational names and constitutions. No party advocating a separate existence for any community … political, ethnic, linguistic or religious should be allowed.

    …. EXPELLING all foreign NGOs meddling in Sri Lanka’s internal matters under the guise of “democracy building”, “charitable assistance”, “human rights assistance”, “religious missionary activities” ad infinitum, ad nauseam

    …. CLOSING DOWN all Indian Embassies in Sri Lanka except the Colombo Embassy, taking back all military and strategic economic installations controlled by India (eg., Palaly airport, Trincomalee Oil Storage Tanks, Sampur Power Plant), and taking steps to LIMIT India’s ECONOMIC and PERSONNEL footprint in Sri Lanka

    ….. INSTALLING a Security System to protect, defend Sri Lanka’s Coastline, and ELIMINATE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION from Tamil Nadu and elssewhere, with Coast Guard and Naval bases located within EYESIGHT of each other. Also, the 2012 Census data should be reviewed, and the citizenship status of all citizens INVESTIGATED in depth. The released data shows that INSTEAD of the Tamil population of Sri Lanka being reduced by the LEGAL and ILLEGAL emigration of over 1.2 million Tamils to other countries, there are over 1.6 million more Tamils in Sri Lanka. They could not have come from anywhere else but ILLEGALLY from Tamil Nadu during the years the LTTE controlled the Northern and Eastern Provinces. They must be IDENTIFIED & SUMMARILY DEPORTED back to Tamil Nadu. This is an URGENT High Priority matter that the GOSL MUST Address. The Tamils who formed Prabhakaran’s “Human shield”may have done so, BECAUSE they are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from Tamil Nadu who feared being DEPORTED to Tamil Nadu without Prabhakaran’s protection

    As Lorenzo intones like a Prophet Lost in the Wilderness …. Make the Eelamists FEEL HOPELESS!

    The GUIDING PRINCIPLE should be to make them LOSE MORE, the MORE they attempt to UNDERMINE and DESTROY Sri Lanka! Every TREASONOUS ACTIVITY, should EARN them ANOTHER PENALTY!.

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Make the Eelamists FEEL HOPELESS!

    Make Tamil Elamists’ life MOST MISERABLE in SL by,

    1. Banning racist parties. Tamils will HOWL and cry.

    2. Banning all caste discrimination in schools, hospitals, etc. Tamils will crack coconuts against it.

    3. Banning seperatism. Tamils will WEEP LOUDLY if done.

    4. Helping all Tamils learn Sinhala. Tamils will self immolate.

    (This actually happened. When 28 out of 29 Endian states start learning HINDI, Tamils self immolated against it.)

    What seems GOOD for SANE human beings is TOTALLY FRUSTRATING to Tamilians. Like sunlight to a house.

    e.g. In an old closed house, spider ghettos, cockroach ghettos THRIVE. Sunlight that gives good health to humans is BAD for these spiders and cockroaches. BREAK OPEN its doors and windows. Let sunlight FLOOD IN. These spiders will run to the next closed house or die.

  10. Nanda Says:

    A golden statement from Lorenzo. 100% true that once 1 -4 are implemented “Tamil Wickedness” will disappear, like a Teflon coated non-stick pan, easy to for those who are cooking.
    What stupid sinhala political parasites are doing is supplying more and more sticking pans to the cooks !
    The war was “hingannage thuwaale” before MR. Now the Hinganna has got cancer, worst than the thuwwale.

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    Teaching of Tamil to all school children in Sri Lanka will have dire repercussions. For Sri Lankans, learning Tamil would be a waste of time. It is not akin to Sinhala language or English.

    It will bring in the Tamil caste bound culture to spread all over Lanka plus the worship of Hindu mini-gods. The Tamil language is of no use in Lanka, does not bring in jobs etc. It will bring more and more Tamil Kallathonis, resulting in loss of land and jobs for indigenous people of Lanka.

    Learning English as a LINK language is of great use. It will create job opportunities, vast store of knowledge accessibility from books and media, ability to communicate with others anywhere in the world, the language of the computer accessible, etc. etc.

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:



  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sinhalayas should REFUSE to learn Tamil as it is a pointless and useless exercise.

    No more forcing stuff down the throats of People of Lanka. This is a Democracy and the People have to be consulted first on all important matters such as use of Language.

  14. Lorenzo Says:

    Agree with Fran.

    If Tamil is taught to Sinhalese, SL will become Tamil Nadu-2.

    It is USELESS. Instead teach Sinhalese Hindi and Mandarin in addition to ENGLISH.

  15. Nanda Says:

    Colombo is like Tamil nadu already

  16. Lorenzo Says:


    ONLY Colombo and few other places.

    IF Tamil is widely used the ENTIRE SL will be Tamil Nadu-2.

  17. Nanda Says:

    Actually, no LINK LANGUAGE is necessary. Sinhala is the LINK LANGUAGE for Tamils if they want any linkage with Sinhalese. If not they can only LINK with Tamilians in Tamil Nadoo.

    Whether we like it or not English in the LINK to the current world. Mandarin in the LINK to Chinese who will soon become the No.1 super power.

    Likewise, Tamil is the LINK to Nadoo of the troubled race ! This link is useful to compassionately educate them, teach them Buddhism.

  18. SA Kumar Says:

    Make Tamil Elamists’ life MOST MISERABLE in SL – Do good think make Tamil Elamists’ life MOST USEFULL to SL in SL

    1. Helping all Tamils learn Sinhala.
    2. Banning seperatism.
    3 Banning all caste discrimination in schools, hospitals, etc.
    4. Banning racist parties.

    United Mother Lanka , No short cut , Unity in diversity !!!

  19. Fran Diaz Says:


    English as a Link language is very useful. It will link ALL to the rest of Lanka and the World through computers.

    As you say, whether we like it or not, English is the Link language.

    SA Kumar/Andy,

    Learning Sinhela & English will automatically help erase Caste. The various Bans you suggest are good – send your suggestions into CHOGM via your MPs.

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    SL needs this. Fantastic. If they don’t have the money jail them until they find the money.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill that forces relatives of terrorists to pay for damages caused by their attacks. It also boosts penalties for launching, participating, or financing militant or terrorist groups.

    Under the law, all damages – including moral damage – should be compensated “at the expense of the means of the person committing the terrorist act and also at the expense of the means of his [or her] family, relatives and close people.”

    The term “close people” refers to those whose lives, health, and well-being are valued by the terrorist, due to the terrorist’s personal relationships with the individuals.”

    – RT

  21. Ananda-USA Says:


    Vladimir Putin’s new law indeed should be enacted in Sri Lanka as well.

    Please copy the entire article here, with the links, so that any GOSL leaders can read how this Russian Patriot moves to defend his country, by making sure ALL enablers of terrorism die by the same sword they weild against others!

  22. Ananda-USA Says:

    Someone had previously commented at LankaWeb that Sri Lankans living in Sri Lanka RESENT their compatriots working abroad when they come to Sri Lanka to setup new enterprises, for “not having shared the burden” during the war years. Nothing could be further from the truth: Expatriate patriots have not only done their best to turn back the tide of Eelamist Propaganda, but have also contributed MASSIVELY to Sri Lanka’s foreign income helping to keep the economy afloat.


    Investment in enterprises by Expatriates PALES in comparison to their MASSIVE CONTRIBUTION to Sri Lanka’s economy and finances, by the funds sent to support their families, build homes etc in Sri Lanka. This INFUSION of hard currencies by 26% of Sri Lanka’s working citizens employed abroad is the LARGEST SINGLE foreign exchange earner for Sri Lanka!

    Without that INCOME in hard currencies, NONE of the INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS transforming Sri Lanka today into the New Wonder of Asia would be possible. Those programs, and the interest due on construction loans, are ultimately financed by the remittances of patriotic expatriates.

    Sri Lankans should be GRATEFUL to these worker bees who REFUSE TO FORGET their kith and kin in Mother Lanka!

    US$10 billion target for 2020; Expat remittances to hit $7 b. mark

    By Rasika Somarathna
    November 6, 2013

    Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera while noting that present trends indicate migrant worker remittances will hit the US$ 7 billion mark for the first time this year, said his ministry targets US$ 10 billion in remittances by 2020.

    Current figures show with over 1.7 million Sri Lankans working abroad, migrant workers constitute 17 percent of Sri Lanka’s working population.

    Remittances by the country’s migrant workers has shown a 10.9 percent increase in the first eight months in comparison to figures for the same period last year. Minister Perera expects remittances will surge to over an unprecedented US$ 7 billion at the end of 2013.

    He said if the foreign worker remittances go past the US$ 7 billion mark for 2013, it would be an increase of at least US$ 1 billion from the previous year. The minister said in 2012, migrant worker remittances rose to US$ 6.1 billion, the highest contribution from a single sector to the country’s foreign revenue. The workers’ remittances was 10 percent of the country’s GDP in 2012.

    He said in the first eight months of 2013, remittances rose from US$ 3.9 billion to US$ 4.4 billion. He said remittances for August alone had shown an increase of 16.3 percent.

    Meanwhile, the number of workers who went abroad for employment increased by 11,721 in the first eight months in comparison to figures last year. A significant feature is that the number of women migrants, especially domestic workers, has seen a sharp decline this year while the number of male skilled worker migrants increased significantly. In comparison to last year, there is a 12 percent reduction in females going abroad for jobs while males have shown a 29 percent increase.

    Minister Perera attributed the surge in worker remittances to the thrust adopted by his ministry to increase the migration of skilled manpower for better salaries and perks rather than unskilled female domestic workers.

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