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Suspected EPDP goons assault 59 year old news editor of Jaffna newspaper

Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, News Editor of Tamil Daily”Uthayan” was attacked with iron rods in Jaffna by 2 thugs suspected to be from the EPDP

59 year old Kuhanathan was admitted to the Jaffna hospital&is undergoing intensive treatment for serious head injuries caused by the assault

The attack occurred around 7.30 pm on July 28th near the Manohara theatre when Kuhanathan was walking from office to his home for dinner

The 2 thugs waiting at the spot around 30 minutes had come behind Kuhanathan stealthily & struck him on the head first & then kept on hitting

Though several persons saw the assault none dared to intervene as the 2 thugs allegedly belonged to the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP)

As the thugs fled on a motor cycle,Kuhanathan bleeding profusely & shouting “Amma, amma” (mother, mother) ran into his house which was close by

Employees of “Uthayan” rushed to the house in vehicles after being informed of the incident & took the unconscious victim to Jaffna hospital

Although a complaint was lodged & Police are conducting “inquiries” no serious arrest is likely to be made as the EPDP was behind the attack

The EPDP has been systematically targetting the “Uthayan” newspaper as the party perceived it as being pro-LTTE & pro -TNA & anti – EPDP

2 workers were killed in May 2006 when 5 EPDP gunmen launched an attack on the newspaper premises. Later Grenades were hurled in March 2009

Currently the Uthayan is perceived as a mouthpiece of the Tamil National Alliance as the owner E.Saravanabavan is a TNA Jaffna district MP

While Saravanabavan has Police protection as a MP, the defenceless Uthayan journalists are being attacked by the cowardly EPDP Goon squad

On May 28th 2011,”Uthayan” staff reporter S.Kavitharan (31) was attacked by suspected EPDP goons near Jaffna Hindu College on his way to work

Kavitharan was hospitalised after the attack which happened at about 6.30 am in the presence of several persons who were afraid to testify

Jaffna People are afraid to testify against the EPDP as they do not trust the Police which is seen as being controlled by Douglas Devananda

(This is a bundle of tweets posted on Twitter by DBS Jeyaraj)

166 Comments

  1. Safa says:

    Once again we see the travesty of Justice and Impunity of the war lords which undermines the credibility of the Government. Political interference with rule of law in Sri Lanka is one of the signature tunes of this Govt. This lack of credibility undermines all the claims made with regard to war crimes etc.

  2. Chinnavan says:

    These incidents (attacking inocents and maiming journalists)show that current Rajapaksa regime and its cronies like EPDP are no different to any muderous regimes like Gadafi, Sadam Hussein, Idi Amin etc. They do not like descent in any form. I hope people who write in this web page if they care true democracy should stop supporting such regimes anywhere in the world. This is the only way Sri Lanka will realise peace one day

  3. Bruno Umbato says:

    In Tamilnet style (like sinhalese army) , the story goes like this …
    TAMIL journalist was attacked By a TAMIL paramilitary gang .. By the way, all paramilitary gangs are TAMILS …
    When this violence among TAMILS stop? Don’t Tamils understand that the problem is inside rather than outside .. When this community actually learn?
    Lies, thuggery, hatred are inherently inside the community and now they would blame Sinhalese government for this in Tamilnet style …

  4. infant says:

    ‘uthayan’ have been also accused of giving shelter to LTTE spies in the guise of ‘journalists’.
    anyway attackers need to be punished even if they are in the military.is this the way GOV is going to deliver its ‘promises’ on nothern people.

  5. Velu Balendran says:

    You have to belong to a really lowly species to commit such an atrocity of attacking an old man.

  6. Kanda says:

    Smarting under the recent debacle in the recent local council election which is considered a slap in the face of the mighty government is resorting to oppressive tactics which would seem very foolish and shortsighted to any rational people, considering the trouble brewing at international level.

    First a senior minister famous for his soft talk and winning elections, one way or the other, remarked that ‘after all it is an election to choose members to look after street lights and cleaning operations in the area’ implying that it is not politically important for the government. But he conveniently forgot to reflect on the fact that all the government resources, including the armed forces and powerful ministers were deployed with the view to win this unimportant election. None other than H.E. the President himself tried all the tricks in the book.

    Now the reprisals are beginning to come. First the Elections Commission came out with a gem. Since a large number of voters are missing according to 2010 census he had decided to reduce no less than four Parliamentary seats in the north and allot them to other districts! This is the first blow to democracy delivered after the elections.

    Now the EPDP has been deployed to do the rest and this will not be the end either!

  7. S.Thillaiambalam says:

    Very sorry to read this Mr.Jeyaraj

    As you have pointed out the sins of Saravanabavan are being visited upon Uthayan journalists.

    The proprietor has vehicles and bodyguards and is therefore immune from EPDP attacks. But the poor pedestrian journalists are so vulnerable

    The journalists have to follow a pro-TNA, anti-EPDP line due to Saravanabavan orders. Sadly they have to receive violence not Saravanabavan

  8. Thavaratnam says:

    Dear DBSJ,

    I am reiterating here that EPDP thugs should be removed from not only Jaffna also from in Sri Lnakan politics arena.

    I have observed that last week our former foreign minister and internatinally well respected person Mr. Georgeo was in Jaffna. Himself personally met Douglas and several Sri Lnakan ministers. I am not sure why the foermer ministerhimself damaging his image.I will write a letter to Mr. Georgeo on this.

    Best Regards,
    Ratnam.

  9. Dr.Rajasingham narendran says:

    The message that these politically empowered Paramilitary groups are a curse, is being heard very loud and clear. The people in Jaffna are also grumbling about this. Their vote at the recent Pradeshya Sabha elections was also largely influenced by the utter disgust with these groups. The UPFA wins in the Islands, were a clear reflection on how these groups can influence voting. These wins can not make the UPFA happy. The GOSL is very aware of the problem.

    It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in Sri Lanka, this problem, which is major irritant to the Tamils, is not being addressed. When will the government act? Will the government act only when the Tamils are totally alienated, because of how these groups operate? The commendable progress made by the government to address many problems in the north and east are being negated by the actions of these groups.

    What is it that these groups are doing that is more beneficial to the government than the good will of the people in the north and east. Are the armed forces and police incapable of containing any incipient militancy and terrorism? Should the ordinary people be terrorized and fleeced as payment for what ever services these groups render?

    Priorities have gone seriously wrong some where.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran.

  10. Anton says:

    It is the LTTE Goon Squad who were behind this attack to bring a bad name for EPDP. Now the attackers will be on their way either by a boat to Canada or habouring at the Norwegian embassy to be smuggled

  11. Samuel says:

    The ‘unofficial’ government thug and his goons have commited many crimes against jaffna citizens, journalists and state officers for past many decades.
    The goons classed as ‘armed paramilitaries’ commit robbery,abductions for ransom,
    extortion and rape lonely women at night.Police dare not disarm them.
    Magistrates have been threatened for remanding persons involved in abduction and killing of a boy and remanding those produced before them by police for suspected crime.
    The remedy was to transfer the magistrates out of the peninsula.
    All this is a part of the State Terrorism against tamils.Now it has intensified, after the elections.
    The Rajapakse Regime carries this out while pretending to practce democracy.

  12. shankar says:

    These guys should just transfer their office to tamilnadu.Once you are out of reach of these thugs you can write anything you want.All repressive regimes have had a load of trouble only from those who went abroad.People in the country hardly give any problems and have to grit their teeth and bear it.Those who stay in the country and try to fight pay the penalty like lasantha. The pen is mightier than the sword but first it must be out of reach of the sword.Aung sun suki also made that mistake by waiting in myanmar and rotting there for 25 years achieving nothing. If she had got out she could have done so much more,like the smart east timor guy did who is now the president.

  13. Punchinilame says:

    It is well know that DD is the Tamil equivalent of Meryn in the South and
    both serve as the hands of the “King” – so nothing surprising in SL
    white-van Democracy.

    Cannot the Media take up a Public Interest case in the Supreme Courts in
    accounting for the physical attack and killings on journalist as a pattern and seek a remedy???

  14. Denzil says:

    When LTTE killed EPDP cadres the Uthayan newspaper supported tigers. Now EPDP has power and taking revenge. IF elephant(yaanai)has good time the cat (poonai)will also have good time

  15. Sellam says:

    Douglas Devananda should have no place in the Tamil society. If the News Editor Gnanasundram Kuhanathan was attacked by Devananda’s men, Devananda is answerable for the assault. He cannot the he represents the Tamils and then threaten and harm them. He is trying to instil fear into those who opposed him. That is what Prabaharan did. This type of men should not be in the midst of the society. The Tamil people should rise againast him.

  16. Bhuvan says:

    EPDP started taking revenge for bad defeat in local elections. Uthayan news editor attack is the first . Many more attacks will follow

  17. jagan sriram says:

    *
    bruno seems to be exhibiting a streak of schadenfreude.let tamils attack each other but dont blame sinhalese for this.it has to bse kept in mind that epdp is a partner in upfa and its leader douglas is a minister hence srilankan government cant wash its hands.tamils of srilanka should stop supporting epdp becoz no longer it is protecting the rights and welfare of tamils rather its existence seems to be selfserving.

  18. M FERN says:

    Really?

  19. Dr Easwaran says:

    Can’t you see,Bruno Umbato, these lessons were taught by the Sinhalese goons and the government. There were no violence before 1956, All started with SWRD Banda and his goons pelting stones and using sticks to hit the Sathyagrae’s in 1956, Tamils did not retaliate, militency again by JVP 1971, since mid 1970′s Tamil militency rose due to state oppression and subjugation.Then in 1980′s Sinhala government used its goons 1881 &1983. following yhis by late 1980′s the Tamil paramilitary goons used by IPKF & SL forces. To date the two so called minsters paramilitary outfits helps the government to frighten the Tamils.Bruno Umbato, The Sinhala paramilitary are underworld gangs some ex-soldiers. Once the taste for thuggary comes in it is hard to let go it is the power. Srilanka needs a social upheaval to remove family governance and corrupt police and judiciary

  20. Dr Easwaran says:

    Anton, were you taught to suck eggs, get your grain tested

  21. Mythili says:

    Horrible incident. I hope the editor gets well.

    My heartiest congratulations to you Jeyaraj anna for getting an award

    I am your devoted reader and fan. I am so happy for you

    Thank you Mythily…………DBSJ

  22. athi says:

    DELETED……………..DBSJ

  23. ramprasath says:

    We jaffnaians are ready to teach with our own way these para military we dont need much time to wipe these bloody baskets out of north and east but who are behind this T thugs obviously S thugs, so what you are expecting Bruno

  24. Freevoice says:

    As far as we know Uthayan has always stood by the Tamil people. It is the editorial policy of the Uthayan. Anybody who is against the wellbeing of the Tamil people does find Uthayan distasteful. The continuous repression against any democratic voice has to be strongly condemned. It is a sin to tarnish democratic stand of the Uthayan journalists that they are being ‘forced’. Throwing mud on what they stood for, all their lives is morally wrong!

  25. ramprasath says:

    who is keeping Karuna, pillaiyan and Doubtless Devananda, GOSL. set them free and let them go their own way then you know their fate in our own tamil land. this is the tactics of GOSL using these culprits to divide our tamils.

  26. kc says:

    The pictures show that this editor has sustained very severe head injury.

    Under Mahinda’s rule, will there be any arrests? NO! Will anyone be charged? NO!

    When Prabaharan goons did this type of atrocities the international community quite rightly proscribed them. Now Mahinda cum Douglas goons are commiting the same horrible crimes – what would be the response of the international community?

  27. Kumar says:

    “When this violence among TAMILS stop?”
    It will not stop until the Devil’s (Mahinda’s) rule ends. Who Killed the Sunday leader editor? Aliens?

  28. Freevoice says:

    What did those EPDP guys do?
    Samuel up there has given some insight!

  29. Freevoice says:

    Do you approve this criminal attack on this editor?

  30. Priyanthi says:

    Jayaraj Aiye

    Congratz for getting columnist award

    All my family are your fans. My father has been reading you from your “Behind the cadjan curtain”column days in Sunday Island many years ago

    Our family is very happy for you

    Thank you Priyanthi……….DBSJ

  31. M.Sivananthan says:

    Dont shout too much. LTTE killed TAMIL media men and destroyed all the “free” medias in Jaffna long ago! Now the tables are changed. pro-LTTE style THUGGERY media cannot survive in Jaffna anymore. Just think about the destruction of EELAMURASU and EELANADU. Do you know how Myl Amirthalingam, owner of EELAMURASU and I.Shanmugalingam were killed by LTTE?

    I am sympathise with Kugan.

  32. muraly says:

    Denzil i Agree with you Bro…..

  33. M.Sivananthan says:

    UTHAYAN is still part of the LTTE propaganda unit. “Shabra” Saravanan cheaated the Jaffna Tamils with their life long savings amounting millions. His father was part of the Jaffna Library burning by UNP thugs. Jaffna Tamils do not bother much about the crimes of this Saravanan. If EPDP attack, why are you all howling in support of this criminal cheat?

    If Saravanan expect he can do a media “circus” all the time, he is wrong. Soon or later UTHAYAN may be closed for ever.

  34. Gavin says:

    Those who live by the sword also die from it. pro LTTE news paper in their hay day vanquished others. now it’s their time to get a beating. there is no evidence of any sort to prove it was devananda’s boys who did it. only speculation! it is quite easy to blame others.

    EPDP GOONS did it………….DBSJ

  35. [...] 59 year old Kuhanathan was admitted to the Jaffna hospital&is undergoing intensive treatment for serious head injuries caused by the assault………… read more [...]

  36. Expatriate says:

    “The journalists have to follow a pro-TNA, anti-EPDP line due to Saravanabavan orders. Sadly they have to receive violence not Saravanabavan.”

    So your position is that it is OK for the EPDP to be violeent just because the newspaper editorially takes a pro-TNA line?

  37. Uthungan says:

    Following the 1977 elections with JRJ becoming PM, saw the accleration of events that lead to the involvement of Tamil youth in mass political activity which has it’s roots in the standardisation of marks for Tamil students for university admission.

    Douglas Devananda is a creature of that generation.He dropped off school and soon got involved actively with the work of refugee rehabilitation that his uncle the late Mr.K.C.Nithyananthan.was doing.That eventually led to his coming into contact with the TULF.

    The EPRLF was one of the millitant groups amongst others like the TELO,PLOT,LTTE etc.,which split away from the TULF and came into existance following the events that led to the displacement of Tamils from the South and the burning of the Jaffna library.

    Douglas was with the EPRLF.It was a group with a left socialist credo and was lead by Padmanaba a sincere leader and a disciplinarian. Like the other groups it too had a Chennai link.It was there that Douglas got involved in a shooting incident at Choolaimedu where he is said to have caused the death of someone by using a firearm in spite of the strict prohibition for the millitant groups to possess weapons by the Chennai administration and the Central Government.The EPRLF’s Central Committee immediately expelled Douglas from the EPRLF.

    But he somehow evaded arrest and escaped to Sri Lanka and got in touch with Prime Minister Premadasa and surrendered to him. He was at the beck and call of the PM and did all his dirty work.In due time he earned the support and confidence of PM Premadasa and worked for the PM when he contested the Presidential elections.

    When the time for parliamentary elections came Douglas contested in Jaffna with the full support of Premadasa and the army and managed to win a seat with nine votes because no others contested due to the prohibition imposed by the LTTE which had by now fallen out with the President following the evacuation of the IPKF.

    Now Douglas leads a charmed life eliminating those Tamils who he considers dangerous to his welfare.He has continued in spite of the many attempts by the LTTE, escaping like the proverbial cat with nine lives.He has served the successor to Premadasa,then CBK and now MR.He has had a long innings as MP and Minister and is still batting applying the same snake oil to lubricate his progress.

  38. Anonymous says:

    now I know how ranting of a sychophant will sound like.

  39. Gbsganesan says:

    People who dont value a human life do this barbaric acts. Unfortunately and subtly,I think SL State encourages such acts; unless it stops nothing will change in SL

  40. Jacoob says:

    Ho Ho ..Siva

    usual rheotic LTTE killed journalists.. so we also have license .. while you exhibit your pathetic views in par with your sinhalese counterpart ( assuming you are a tamil) , rest of the world seems to have grown a liitle bit ..get real matey…

  41. colombaa says:

    Who told all the terrorists are wiped out in Sri Lanka.Douglas wlong with some other gang leadres are the real terrorists and real threat to not only to Tamil people but also to the whole Sri Lanka. These so called Thugs are hidden threat to our democratic institutions.
    In Tamil we call these shamless thugs,”ETTAPPER KOOTTAM”.Now that the terrorism is overcome in Sri Lanka,the authorities duty is to eliminaye these Thugs.

  42. samarasekara says:

    Uthungan says: July 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    Douglas contested in Jaffna with the full support of Premadasa and the army and managed to win a seat with nine votes because no others contested due to the prohibition imposed by the LTTE which had by now fallen out with the President following the evacuation of the IPKF.
    ———————————–
    Late Alfred Doraiappa who killed by Ltte was a former U.N.P suporter then he rendereded his suport to SLFP. Like wise Mr, Devananda too acting acordingly.
    So what’s wronge with that.

    At this movement in order to establish permenent peace in the country, the country needs more DD,Kumarasoorias to guiding tamils in north rather than TNL. (Anda Sangari would not fit to be this task because in the election campaign he too hide in TNA umbrella.)

    Why,

    T.N.A is playing same song again.
    But this time they did one good thing. They did not contested under the name of TNA but ILANKEI TAMIL ARASU KACHCHI. Therefore any one can imagine what will be the ultitatum.

    SJV who gave name in 1946 and wanted to hide its meaning from the rest of non tamil speaking community. He dressed it as FEDARAL. After passing 66 years more or less people in the country know the real meaning of ILENKEI TAMIL ARASU KACHCHI. SJV Planted the seed. Amitherlingam feeded it. VP compenseted.

    But what a price paid for entire country. by human and fisical nature.

    Who distroyed the fisical resources in North and East and as well as south?
    Who robed from the banks?
    Who stealed from prevailling electricity supply?
    Who collected a heave levy as the tax in A9 gates?

    Were they Sinhalees? NO BUT TAMILS who got the ideology of ILENKEI TAMIL ARASU KACHCHI.

    If we all sit together do praying CAN WE RE GAINE THE LOST LIVES? NO

    What TNA is trying to do is re- breathing the ideology of ILENKEI TAMIL ARASU KACHCHI.
    What will be the ultimatum?
    Did TNA donated even a water bottle to victimised people? NO

    We all know after year 1971 trial what was doing JVP . So what was the out come that took place in year 1967/88.
    DO WE ALL WISH TO LEARN IT AGAIN?
    Answar is YES
    We will face another riots as what ended in Nandikadaal in 2009.
    Answar is NO
    WE WILL PROMOTE MORE DAUGLAS DEVANANDAS.

    samarasekara

  43. jagan sriram says:

    sivananthan uthayan owner would have been a supporter of tigers and his father would have been part of the gang which burnt jaffna library.that does not mean that editor of uthayan should be attacked for no fault of his.any attack on a journalist unless it is borne out of personal rivalry is an attack on press freedom.sivananthan i have read many of your postings you remind me of reagan democrats in usa in 1980s.though they were democrats they supported the republican policies like wise though your name suggests that you are a tamil you sound more like a sinhalese chauvinist.

  44. GobiTiger says:

    EPDP killed my uncle MP Mahesweran. Still blood boiling.

  45. Bruno Umbato says:

    I know the fate ramprasath .. I remember what happened to SLFP mayor Duraiappa, sir .. That’s why I said the ‘problem’ is inside (the Tamil community) rather than outside …

  46. Bruno Umbato says:

    Could you remember the favorite song among LTTE’ers …. “sinhalaya modaya, kavun kanna dassaya’” …. It seems now these modayas are controlling the brighter Tamil community through EPDP … Interesting… Isn’t it?

  47. Rajah says:

    The news is for you Sir The Secy Deffence/ IGP/ Governer North/Army Commander North to consider the following.
    National Security
    Maintain law and order
    Freedom of free movement and ect….ect

  48. Bruno Umbato says:

    In 1983 July, IGP, the head of the Police was a Tamil (Rudra Rajasingham) …. The next level of the Police is DGI and there were 6 DGI’s all together … Do you believe that in 1983 , all these 6 DGI’s were Tamils …
    So, the ugly 83′ July incidents happened when all 7 top positions of the Police were occupied by Tamils? .. Any idea why these top Tamil policemen were silent or looked other way? Those days, civil service, police were relatively independent as far as I remember … Even if it was controlled, all these 7 top policeman should have guts to do something rather than keeping silence? Any idea what did they do?

  49. Malkanthi says:

    Sorry for late wishes but congratulations Mr.Jeyaraj for getting an award

    Thank You Malkanthi…………..DBSJ

  50. Bruno Umbato says:

    Yes sir, I agree … But, in Jaffna anything could happen .. Could you remember the caste system? There were times that some lower caste people were not allowed to walk along roads in day time .. They were allowed in night time only … Could you believe that happend few years ago?
    If you think about the very recent history of north, that Thambi who had not even passed ‘o’ level was given license to kill by the educated elders .. The Thambi sent almost all sane respectable leaders of the community to the grave … All other respectable educated elders of the community were cheering and supporting all the way until he went to swim in Nanthikdal lagoon .. Next phase is already started with TNA controlling Jaffna now … It’s just started … It has long way to go, guys … If you really want to see the big fire work, chief minister Pillayan in the East should be given the power to appoint the Chief of Police in the east ..

  51. C.Senthilan says:

    Of course it is the Sinhala political leaders who right throughout used some selfish Tamils to defeat the Tamils themselves. When you are in power you can easily do this. But you should know it is immoral. All these tactics will lead only lead to make Sri Lanka a failed nation. You will continue to waste your time writing this type of racist letters. Why not you all put your heads together, think and resolve the problem once and for all and help make this country livable.

  52. Rubini says:

    Thank you DBS annan for writing truth about Kuhanathan attack incident. All of Jaffna town knows EPDP did it but wont dare say it out. But you have told the truth about attack done by EPDP from Canada.

    God bless you for this

    Also we are proud you got an award. You deserve bigger award for writing truth about EPDP

    Thank you Rubini………….DBSJ

  53. ramprasath says:

    Mr DBSJ , thank you for telling the truth firmly that EPDP did it. yes EPDP did it, its well known, but most of the journerlists dont tell the truth they are still in fear, they are still following escaping news delivery, escaping policy is not going to stop this kind of thuggery attacks. please dont waste your time talking about LTTE did this and that, now no more LTTE.

    DBSJ has the courage and will to tell the truth and stand firm on thruth because DBSJ also had almost similar incident with LTTE thugs.

  54. Chatura says:

    Kanda is absolutly right.We sinhaleese never will learn.
    Rajapaksa & co was right in war, they got rid of the devil……….to replace him by themselves and their proxies.
    This is the beggining of a new era in punishing the Tamils who voted TNA to powar.
    If you look at the history of our country there have been Tamil militia working for our kings, against their own people, a good example is the stone inscription in Polonnaruwa.EPDP is todays Coolies of Rajapaksas, not the Sinhaleese.
    All Sinhaleese are NOT racists, just read Thisaranee Gunasekara, she sums up what a lot of Sinhaleese feel about the current situation.

  55. Radhakrishnan says:

    This is called “vadakkin vasantham”.

  56. M.Sivananthan says:

    Those who still support LTTE, are barking here against EPDP. EPDP has paid HIGH price with lives during the Norwegian peace days. 900 members of EPDP was killed by LTTE including their Sinna Bala, a journalist!

    You guys dont think the crimes of the LTTE. Dont try to fool around in the name of MEDIA FREEDOM which has no connection to the Jaffna Tamils!

  57. M.Sivananthan says:

    Where were you all when LTTE captured Tamil daily “EELAMURASU” and killed its owner/Publisher Myl Amirthalingam and the staff reporter I.Shanmugalingam who brought out the murder of a Jaffna university student Vijitharan?

    UNP under JRJ closed down all the medias critical of his party and government. M.D.Gunasena Publishing and “ATHTHA” news papers were vanished under UNP.

    LTTE killed journalists and muzzeled the press before UNP in Sri Lanka. Later they planted their “PROPAGANDA” men as journalists. Now those men are at the receiving ends!

    Not only LTTE but also their propaganda units too to be closed because they did more damge to the “FREEDOM of THINKING”.

  58. M.Sivananthan says:

    In Sri lanka or India no news paper has any independence to report.

    UTHAYAN is representing Saravanabhavan and his views.
    Journalist is not a cover for ghost writters or propagandists like Joe Goebels!

  59. M.Sivananthan says:

    Now no more LTTE goons to fulfill your request but LTTE rumps will be destroyed in Jaffna.

  60. M.Sivananthan says:

    When LTTE destroyed medias and killed Tamil jornalists, it is still acceptable to you all. In 1987 EELAMURASU was captured by LTTE and the owner/publisher Myl Amirthalingam was killed along with the staff reporter I.Shanmugalingam, Tamils never question the acts of LTTE or the so called FREEDOM of medias.

    Now some one is “suspected” as the EPDP and you are all crying at the EPDP. Douglas escaped 11 murder attempts by LTTE and a journalist Sinna Bala was killed by LTTE for supporting EPDP.

    For the destruction of the Tamil community by LTTE terrorists, no one is answerable. You better ask why LTTE destroyed Tamil medias in Jaffna. Then you better bark about EPDP.

  61. Fair Citizen says:

    Keep dreaming. Rajapakse is a product of the so called Good majority community. The politicians know well that the racial cards is the only thing that appeals to the influential majority community. The root of all these problems which require a clean up of the voting patterns. The recent local government elections clearly shows the current state of affairs which is a clear division between the Tamils and the Singhalese with overwhlming endorsements for their own objectves. Bruno in this blog and a Sivanathan claiming to be a Tamil are pathetic examples of those majority who claims and justifies these acts that LTTE had done similar or worse. Neither LTTE nor the EPDPs, Rajapakse and Pillayan groups have any credibilty to hold public offices.

  62. Nanthini says:

    I want to say I endorse all what Mythili akka has said about DBS annan.

    DBS anna! Congratulations. ay you keep on writing

    Thank You Nanthini………..DBSJ

  63. M.Sivananthan says:

    But his body guards shot and arrested LTTE men at the spot of the murder. How is that?

  64. Thavaratnam says:

    Dr. R. Narendran,

    Do you think that SL government act against the state terrorism?

    We all had bad experience, There are credible information from Colombo that GOSL planing to remove/eliminate few sounding prople from North because the result of the election.

    I am seriously worrying about the frontline tamil leaders.

    Regards
    Ratnam.

  65. Fair Citizen says:

    Dear Samarasekara
    The then JVP was a product of the way the nation was run since the independence. The pilticians wooed the voters with pitty racial politics rather than put forward election policies of substance that woud address the economics of the country to create more jobs. The country cannot hold its head high as it is fully dependent on aid, and now China is the new saviour and we are bashing the previous donors.

  66. M.Sivananthan says:

    Changing alliances is an act of democratic politics. But following terrorism and terrorist ideals are dangerous and will lead the destruction.

    Tamils in the Island and Diaspora have to learn from the past. DD is still a target of LTTE even after the 11 murder attempts at him by LTTE

    When LTTE killed Tamils, all the Diaspora Tamils kept silence and believed that the victims are “traitors” or unwanted.

    This incident is an “isolated” one compared to the crimes of LTTE against Tamil journalists in Sri lanka as well as in Canada!

    Those who support LTTE has no rights to bark at EPDP or JOURNALISM!

  67. Raja says:

    It’s all about the $$$$$$ !!!

  68. Annil says:

    in the famous salt sathyagraga also native policemen served in the colonial police force bruttally attacked the freedom fighters led by Ghandi? Dogs are dogs.
    Annil

  69. M.Sivananthan says:

    Ettappa Nayakkar was an ally of ENGLISH against Katta Bommu Nayakkar of Panchalankurichchi.

    In the case of Sri Lanka, LTTE is the ETTAPPAN KOOTTAM” because LTTE worked for the interest USA/British interests but Douglas arrested and identified two CIA operatives in Jaffna.

  70. Fair Citizen says:

    Dear Mr Thilliampalam
    Surely, you are not trying to justify the poor journalist working for a TNA MP’s paper desrves this. Why cannot have journalists or a papers have theier own view and let the readers make their judgement. I read DBSJ’s coloumns and I make my own judgement.

  71. M.Sivananthan says:

    Compare to the crimes of LTTE against Tamils, Douglas’s is “MINI” but his help as a Minister is still greater than any Tamil politician.

    What about the surrender of LTTE and its backstabbing of Premadasa?

  72. Anonymous says:

    here we go again;

    Uthayan editor hammered by EPDP – blame MR or the Sinhalese govt.

    Its unbeleivable that for every misfortune a tamil endures in this country even by a fellow tamil the blame always come to a sinhalese. – so who is a racist here?

    Let me throw a challenge; Prove that Kadirgaman was murdered MR – now that should not be that easy wouldnt it?

    Firstly lets brand him a non tamil – then its done.

    Please EPDP cannot be branded as a Tamil Party lets call it a bogus party created by MR to woo Gullible Tamils to thinking that they are voting for a tamil party and hence because its tamil its ok.

    The Biggets problem we have in this country are RACIST Political parties.!!!!

  73. C.Senthilan says:

    Yes, if a journal writes neutrally or air Tamil grievances it is racist. If you support the govt and sinhala racism it is national. This is what you all did to Suthanthiran, The Independent, Eelanadu etc. Now don’t start the same game with Uthayan. It is you guys who do these circuses. Pls stop these mudslinging campaign and start thinking in the interest of Tamils as a whole.

  74. C.Senthilan says:

    Well said.

  75. C.Senthilan says:

    Rightly said Dr.Naren. I know you are always forthright in your opinion. Your views were given prominence by the govt during Presidential election not for the reason that your views are genuine but because it was supportive of the govt. You believed that it was your responsibility by your community. I agree with you. But, if you talk about injustices to Tamils or solving Tamil problem, the govt will, no doubt, turn a deaf ear. Like the UTHR Jaffna, Anandasangaree etc. their opinions were prominently featured in govt media. You have more responsibilities now. People like you must now raise your voice against all injustices and discriminatory measures meted out to Tamils. Fathers, Mothers with children and thousands of youths are languishing in jail for years and years losing their valuable lives. Mothers are wandering from camp to camp looking for their sons; military intimidation in Tamil areas is rampant; lands are being encroached by govt. I hope you will speak louder on these matters.

  76. C.Senthilan says:

    Mr. Samarasekera, please stop expressing racist sentiments like this and use your energy rebuilding the nation as brothers. What you do now is nothing but a waste of time.

  77. Abey says:

    Hey we need enforcers in North too.

  78. 3d says:

    The proactive initiative of the President to bring the assailants to justice through his instruction issued to the IGP must be given due credit. Prevention is better than cure though. Implantation of hoodlums for the purpose of appropriating and extending political turf as a strategy may be hurriedly jettisoned.

    The correlation between Freedom of the press and promotion of democracy must be a matter of concern for all who earnestly yearn for transparency and peace.

  79. krsamu says:

    Bruno, This song you says is / was were unher in tamil circle only it is in youre head mate don’t bluf and try to prove youre self as the real modaya. werw you a member of LTTE so you knew the favorite song ?? Do you want us to believe LTTErs sang Sinhala songs mate ????

  80. krsamu says:

    Bruno so youre theory is that Tamil police organiced the 1983 porgam and killed scores of tamils including their relatives and friends. Yes mate your are proving by your statement that Sinhalas are modayas like you.!!!! which is unlikely xcept you.

  81. krsamu says:

    Colombaa,your presiden and his siblings has told us that.

  82. R Pathmanathan says:

    Dear Mr. DBSJ congratulations for winning the English columnist award. You very well deserved it and I am quite happy for you.

    About this attack; sickening!

    59 Years old man attacked by two youths and that’s from the behind, Wow, brave men indeed!

    The government should persecute the perpetrators or else all the good work being done by the government officials in the north will be in vain.

    Why do we need these para military still? to terrorize the civilians?

    Hope MR and Gota will get to the bottom of this and rein in DD.

    Thank You Mr.Pathmanathan…………DBSJ

  83. ramprasath says:

    EPDP goons should have organised GOSL white vans to pick up the Uthayan journalists before beating up like this! EPDP goons should be learned this from Gotta goons.

  84. athi says:

    why are you frothing at the mouth for the modern version of ‘Ali baba and 400 thieves’?

  85. dilshanf says:

    What is Racist in Senthilans comments?

  86. athi says:

    well, I am not holding my breath!

  87. Jacoob says:

    Puthe,

    LTTE is a foregone conclusion. Just because EPDP lost 900 carders including reverend “Sinna Bala” ( who is this guy .. should have been really important .. perhaps an LTTE drop out ?) we have now wait for EPDP to finish their return game with interset accumulated.
    In the same tone somebody has to wait for the return ganme of 40,000 butchered obviously with interset accumulated. Correct Matey Siva ??

  88. ramprasath says:

    Mr Sivanathan, dont throw false facts. right after the killing Former EPDP member was arrested by MP Maheswaran’s body guards, who was a former body guard of Dogless Devanantha.
    But MP Maheswaren got injured and out of the politics for 6 months after the election, its believed to be done by LTTE, because LTTE told him not to contest the election in jaffna, but he contested in colombo and won there, then he said “i am popular everywhere” LTTE got angry because of this.

    obivously all know, MP Maheswaran killed by EPDP with GOSL support in Colombo Ponnampalavanesaram.

  89. ramprasath says:

    Mr Sivanathan, you have a good immagination EPDP never had or reached 900 members, then how come they lost 900 memebers. come on you better know to the reality instead of weaving here and there

  90. Jacoob says:

    Yeah Puthe,

    Indeed We are very happywith “mini” crimes or rather we have “got to”. BTW , in which world are you habituating. Does any of Newton’s Laws applicable in you patic.

    Cheers matey…

  91. shankar says:

    Anonymouse

    Uthayan editor hammered by EPDP – blame MR or the Sinhalese govt.

    The Biggets problem we have in this country are RACIST Political parties.!!!!
    ————————————————————
    Who is responsible for police powers in the north?

    Who is responsible for security in the north?

    Who is the master of the EPDP?

    What is the menial work that a servant does for the master?

    You are right about racist parties as the biggest problem. If the UPFA continues on its racist path the present and past problems will pale in comparision to the future ones. The past problems and the present ones affected less than 10 percent of the population directly.The future ones will engulf more than 20 percent at least.

  92. shankar says:

    3D

    If the IGP arrests the EPDP members who committed these crimes the following will happen

    1.pigs will start flying.
    2. Srilanka will become a singapore.
    3. sinhalese will love the tamils and vise versa.

    I thought people like you who are domiciled abroad are less naive. I remember how naive i was when i started living abroad.

  93. Yogesh Karayalar says:

    First take treatment for rabies and become a human being. Don’t always VOW,VOW, …. VOW at others.

  94. Yogesh Karayalar says:

    You are very brave in beating a dead snake.

    You are fit either to be a terrorist or to be a slave. When will you become an ordinary citizen?

  95. Yogesh Karayalar says:

    VOW,VOW,….VOW

  96. Yogesh Karayalar says:

    Even Ettappan had a lot of discretion and knowledge. But you know only VOW,VOW,…VOW.

  97. Dr.Rajasingham narendran says:

    Thavaratnam,

    They have to. However, I would like to make a subtle distinction between state terrorism and the terrorism being practiced by the State-sponsored Tamil Paramilitary groups. The latter is the most prevalent now and is not acceptable to even the armed forces. It is this misplaced ‘Gratitude’ that prevents the government from taking action against these groups. I wonder how long this ‘Gratitude’ can last.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

  98. Dr.Rajasingham narendran says:

    C.Senthilan,

    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I try to do what I can, on matters where the facts are verifiable. I also write on matters that I can perceive as important through interactions with people. I know of others in my circle, who are crusading on the issue of the imprisoned youth. Somethings have to be done quietly. In many interactions with the government and other political figures, my colleagues and I have not hesitated to be frank and bold to express our opinions.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

  99. Abey says:

    Time to learn is now my friend

  100. Bruno Umbato says:

    It was not a secret that LTTE never cared about the south Tamil community ….. It was only used to portray the Sinhalese as barbarians … This may be a one instant? I do not know … That’s why I asked the question
    “Even if it was controlled, all these 7 top policeman should have guts to do something rather than keeping silence? Any idea what did they do?”
    Fact is that in 1983, Sri Lanka’s 7 TOP MOST POLICE positions were occupied by the Tamils ..
    What does it say about the Tamils who served in those posts?
    What does it say about the huge cry about the DISCRIMINATION by Sinhala government?
    Huge propaganda to brainwash the world to achieve eeeelllam?

  101. Bruno Umbato says:

    So, you put all these 7 Tamils who occupied the top most police posts in 1983 july were in that category??

    I’m real curious why they were silent when that bloody inhuman brutality were played on the street?

  102. C.Senthilan says:

    What is the point in talking about and digging the past. Are you trying to justify the assult on Uthayan’s editor. For our own sake, please change your attitude. We have to go forward forgetting the past.

  103. M.Sivananthan says:

    What is the so called “interests of Tamils”? Crowning criminals like Prabhakaran and cheats like Saravanabhavan?

    FYI: EELANADU, EELAMURASU and SUTHANTHIRAN were destroyed by LTTE and their supporting goons like Saravanan and Vidhyadharan.

    Uthayan never be “independent” or “reasonable” in its reporting. “UTHAYAN” is a parasite and spreading germs only. It must change its policy or it should be closed for ever.

    Why are you guys silent over the involvement of Easwarapatham, father of Saravanan, in the Jaffna Library burning?

    Why are you all silent on the murders of Rajani Thiranagama or Myl Amirthalingam or I.Shamnmugaligam or Sinna Bala?

    Are you telling here all these murders for the interest of the Tamils or just to close the mouths of the Tamils?

  104. M.Sivananthan says:

    EPDP has a website and ask them. They will answer you!

  105. Fair Citizen says:

    How does it look if Lake House is bashed. Mate, let anyone to write anything within the media guidelines the readers, not the thugs,to make the judgement. You are patheticv with no subtance and wonder what suitability of yours inthis blog. Let me say onething, in a democracy where people have their freedom to say their opinon as long as within the guidelines.

  106. M.Sivananthan says:

    Now you lost your job as a smuggler. Better go to Marina and sell pattani, and sundal!

  107. M.Sivananthan says:

    “Para Military” is a funny word invented by LTTE propaganda. Important EPDP and other party officials have licensed GUNS to protect from LTTE criminals.EPDP is an ally of the Government and a partner of the UPFA.

    You are well aware of Para-Military and Para-medics and their relevant institutions.

  108. M.Sivananthan says:

    You dont know Sinna Bala but some Tamils know him and his family well. His great grand father was the YALPANAM SWAMY and GURU to the great Tamil poet Subramaniya Bharathy.

    This is not a TIT FOR TAT business. But why these people scream so much against EPDP whenever they see “SUSPECTED” person attacking a pro-LTTE person?

    No one proved that the attackers belong to EPDP. They know well that a pro-LTTE men attacked and they assume that the EPDP has the guts to do so.

    When a Canadian Tamil guy kidnapped his ex-wife in Chavakachcheri and killed her the “uthayan’ reported that EPDP is suspected because a WHITE van was used by this Canadian criminal. Later police recovered the van and the criminals involved. Spreading lies are easy to fol the people.

    But these people never open their mouths why the WHITE van fiasco vanished along with the demise of the LTTE in 2009. Because the LTTE propaganda always blamed the EPDP for the WHITE VAN kidnappings, but LTTE used WHITE vans to kidnap and kill people before their destruction.

    If EPDP did the WHITE VAN raids, how then it vanished along with the LTTE? EPDP is still there and why cannot they use the WHITE vans now?

  109. M.Sivananthan says:

    “Kerosene Maheswaran” partnered in looting the Jaffna people with LTTE. The “unfisnished” transactions” caused his murder by LTTE.

    The arrested person admitted that he is an LTTE cadre and not EPDP!

  110. M.Sivananthan says:

    When Sarojini Yogeswaran, V.Yogeswaran, A.Amirthalingam, Rajani Thiranagama, Maheswary velayutham and other unarmed people were killed by LTTE gunmen, the diaspora Tamil tigers praised them as “BRAVE” men!

  111. Fair Citizen says:

    Hello Mr Sivanathan
    The LTTE, which is rightlt log gone, is not an issue in this context. We are simply debating a simple democratic principle of freedom of speech and media.We haven’t been silent neither would in the future. You better wake up before the system gets in to your backyard.

  112. ramprasath says:

    Mr Sivanathan, don’t write a despicable comment about a deceased person.

    An attemped muder was happened by LTTE, right after he elected from Colombo, but the person who attemted to kill Maheswaran was his election campainer and he was believed to be a LTTE member, then Meheswaran went for treatment to India and being quite for a while.

    Maheswaran was shot while attending the New Year prayers at Kotahena, Sivan Kovil.

    obviously all known that MP Maheswaran killed by EPDP thugs.
    better not write a downright comments if you dont know the truth.

    we have a old saying, where ever through dog will raise the leg.(நாய்க்கு எங்க எறிஞ்சாலும் காலைத்தான் தூக்கும்)
    you always wanted to connect LTTE, eventhough you’ve being opaque.

  113. ramprasath says:

    then where did you get the number 900. is this the way you throwing vague comments here.

  114. Fair Citizen says:

    Caste system does and di exist in the Singhlese community too. It did exist among the Westen mass as well. The world has moved on and so too the Tamils.

  115. Fair Citizen says:

    denzil, Couldyou please provide us some evidence ?

  116. Robin says:

    DBSJ why you have deleted my comments from this site?

    Because they were inapropriate…………..DBSJ

  117. Thavaratnam says:

    Dear Mr. M.Sivananthan,

    The topic here is “Suspected EPDP goons assault 59 year old news editor of Jaffna newspaper”.

    You are going back the time and say that the Tiger terrorist actions against Journalist, EPDP members and Etc.

    We are here to say no violence in the North and East, LTTE has done all the unacceptable things and they have gone . Further more LTTE is not a political party, It is internationally recognized terrorist group. EPDP is claiming that they are in the political path. Obey the acceptable democratic means.

    What I am referring here is that with the mask of democratic label EPDP behave as government agent for demoralize the North people.

    EPDP members are responsible for the Prostitution business in North. They are threatening business people to pay lump sum like gangsters. The EPDP also preventing foreign people to enter the North (Not allow foreigners to do investment)

    I am not blame the EPDP group for the above actions, We all aware that the EPDP is doing what their bosses expecting.

    Again Coming to the Nedunthivu, All the criminals are staying there. Recently one of the Indian embassy officer visit Nedunthivu with “sam”. They had a party where there not only alcohol served there are girls also provided. May be the Island become “hot”spot as per Mr. Basil Rajapakshe plan.

    God only can save the Tamils at this juncture.

    Best Regards,
    Ratnam.

  118. Fair Citizen says:

    Neither we want YOu guys to bring back LTTE.

  119. Thavaratnam says:

    M.Sivananthan,

    You have right to express your view but have some limit.

    You want to put a cloud everyone here is LTTE. LTTE also would have used few right words in past.It does not mean that the word can not use by others.

    I am just start to follow you because you are just behaving like EPDP member (No different those are in LTTE propaganda) , not want to see the events in middle and also in constructive way.

    I agree with you that there are few events happend without EPDP knowledge because Douglas is not a only “Aragon” living there.. some more existing down the street.

    Regards,
    Ratnam.

  120. Fair Citizen says:

    Mini or minor, we don,t want a crime in any natue. I hail from Jaffna where we hadn’t experienced crimes of this nature iny time. Just for the record, my mum didn’t even let us to get to the gate during the JVP 70′s uprising. That is how Tamils were braught up.

  121. Thavaratnam says:

    Dear Dr.R. Narendran,

    We are expecting the day that government should impose “law and order” to all island.

    I am also aware that it is not easy in North such fast because the weapons are delivered so many people to government to succeed the LTTE. At least now itself GOSL can behave as a “government”

    I am also appreciate your comments seems more professional rather just to say …keep on going.

    Best of luck,

    Regards,
    Ratnam.

  122. ramprasath says:

    yea! you’ve been proud of this, this what world calls Sri Lanka is a a “FAILED NATION”

  123. Fair Citizen says:

    I have read reasoably and have not come across your pinciple. Apologies for my ignorence. My understanding of the democractic principles we are debating is within the national system. Why don’t we also adopt the communism which will come with mega bucks ?

  124. Thavaratnam says:

    Ramprasath,

    I like the phrase that you have used in Tamil ” நாய்க்கு எங்க எறிஞ்சாலும் காலைத்தான் தூக்கும்” .

    Well said to Mr. Sivananthan.

    I would say Mr. Maheswaran MP murder was planed by top official from Government.

    Mr. Gothabaya Rajapakshe is fully responsible person for this. Interesting think was LTTE also happy about his murder. The person who have involved in the murder was trained by LTTE and later he worked with EPDP and Army intelligent division.

    Regards
    Ratnam.

  125. Fair Citizen says:

    One morething. don’t underestimae the people with no paper qualifications.I have read and liased with numerous peple who have developed skills that matters. It is again your discrimination against a plumber against an engineer.

  126. samarasekara says:

    C.Senthilan says:
    July 31, 2011 at 10:41 am
    Mr. Samarasekera, please stop expressing racist sentiments like this and use your energy rebuilding the nation as brothers. What you do now is nothing but a waste of time.
    ——————
    Dear, Sen,

    Be a rational man. What wronge to re- read SJV.

    If SJV wronged all ciecumstanses are nothing but wronged. Will have to eliminate it at all.

    If SJV rite, we will get together and discuss, how to make it a success.

    Whether you believe or not I herewith quote a good experience of mine.
    More or less tamils got sacastic approach into MAHAWANSA.
    So I read MAHAWANSA which I didn’t touch before. Then I realised how important book it is.

    Now these days I am trying to learn PALI language.
    Why
    I want to read orginal Mahawansa.

    samarasekara

  127. Fair Citizen says:

    Dear Dr Naren
    I was part of a previous blog where I advocated that the voting should simply be left with the people currently living there. I did think that the UPFA may have had an edge with the freebies, understandably by the long suffering my brethren. But they spoke out loud and cler.My million dollor question is how on earth the UPFA were wanting to win given the international attention on the human rights violations and the impact on the Tamils living there.

  128. samarasekara says:

    Bruno Umbato says:
    July 31, 2011 at 12:55 am
    Could you remember the favorite song among LTTE’ers …. “sinhalaya modaya, kavun kanna dassaya’” …
    ———————————–
    Dear Bruno,

    This proclamation arose nothing but since Poortugies miunderstood the behaviour partten of sinhalees soldiers. When they captured rival sinhala soldiers, they found Keum in their rucksack. They were amaizing becauee they only knew that keum is an item where displayeing in function table.

    They didn’t know the entire usage of keum. So they though because of foolisness sinhalees soldiers they brought keum into battle area.
    Then they called SINHALAYA MODAYA KEUM KANNA YODAYA.

    The mere reason was the solders are not paid for and king was not responsible to supplying weapons too. Normally king didn’t maintaine a wast regular army but a very few. Normally people engaged with their day to day works.

    When king summened a person for battle feild, it was his duty to responce immediately. That’s why the wepon and rucksack being ready for immediate call at any time.

    You may wonder Why the people acting like this manner.

    Were they slave ? NO

    They were the membe of republic state.

    The freture of Sinhalees republic ruling patten is a long story.

    samarasekara

  129. Fair Citizen says:

    You are ajoke.

  130. Fair Citizen says:

    It is because the winner takes it all as he planted him and safeguards him.

  131. IFS says:

    “It should also be taken into consideration that there were tragedies in Sri Lanka.”
    IFS

  132. Aia says:

    Should not you condemn both-this one and the ones you mentioned in your comment- are cowardice acts of worst kind by these creeps, instead of tossing tit-for-tat nullifiers, giving an impression to the perpetrators of this crime of late that we’ve also got people to bat on, on our behalf in a learned forum like this? Bad deeds are bad, does not matter who does. The past, of course with all the hurtfulness and despair, can move on, but it is responsibility of all to see our actions are not ruining the present and future. Send a clear message what was committed is not acceptable in any measure. Your comparing the acts committed by a terrorist group during the dark days to an act committed in a librated land by a political party now does not make much sense. Would not surprise even if you point out that the mere fact this elderly fellow left alive by the attackers is a sign of thriving democracy in this sacred land. I feel sorry for the victim and his family, as I did in the past when those who cited and but not were killed mercilessly. It is sad, and too bad that the gun culture continues.

  133. Rajah says:

    “Could you remember the favorite song among LTTE’ers …. “sinhalaya modaya, kavun kanna dassaya’” …. It seems now these modayas are controlling the brighter Tamil community through EPDP … Interesting… Isn’t it?”

    Controlling the brighter Tamil community through assaults and thuggery – true modaya style – what’s so interesting about it?

  134. Rajah says:

    “If EPDP did the WHITE VAN raids, how then it vanished along with the LTTE? EPDP is still there and why cannot they use the WHITE vans now?”

    Who told you that White Van raids do not occur now? They are still a part and parcel of NE life. That’s why the EPDP were crushed in the last elections.

  135. Rajah says:

    Media Freedom has no connection to Jaffna Tamils? What in the world does that mean? Did you forget to take your medication today?

  136. Rajah says:

    “When LTTE destroyed medias and killed Tamil jornalists,”

    “Now some one is “suspected” as the EPDP and you are all crying at the EPDP.”

    So you 100% sure that the LTTE destroyed media and killed tamil journalists but this EPDP attack is “suspected” as EPDP. Stop lieing to yourself and making a fool out of yourself.

    “You better ask why LTTE destroyed Tamil medias in Jaffna. Then you better bark about EPDP.”

    The LTTE is gone in the NE. Asking them anything is not going to help the journalists getting repeatedly assaulted by the EPDP NOW. The EPDP are there now and are causing problems NOW. Get your head out of Douglas’s behind and think rationally. The people in the NE gave their verdict on Douglas and the EPDP loud and clear – it is they who matter, not you.

  137. Rajah says:

    “Uthayan editor hammered by EPDP – blame MR or the Sinhalese govt.”

    Well, let’ see. Which party did the EPDP run for elections under in the last elections? Well gosh and darn, the UPFA!!! Now who is the leader of that party? Well gosh and darn, MR!!! Whose photo is plastered all over Jaffna with MR’s photo in the posters for the last elections? Well gosh and darn, Douglas!!!. Who sat on every stage with Mahinda and Basil during the rallies for the last elections? Well gosh and darn, Douglas and his EPDP goons!! And you wonder why MR is blamed for the EPDP’s transgressions? Did you pass the 2nd grade yet?

    “Its unbeleivable that for every misfortune a tamil endures in this country even by a fellow tamil the blame always come to a sinhalese. – so who is a racist here?”

    Who said it was the Sinhalese? The blame is on the Sri-Lankan ruling regime which controls the entire security situation in the North and has the EPDP as its consitutent.

  138. M.Sivananthan says:

    Kerosine Maheswaran or மண்ணெண்ணெய் மகேஸ்வரன் became a MILLIONAIRE through backdoor deals with UNP and LTTE. Dead persons are not SAINTS. Crooks are crooks always.

    The “fault” of the EPDP and other movements were the “TIGER INFILTRATION”. The killer was trained by LTTE to do espionage in the army. He then joined EPDP but working for LTTE.

    Maheswaran himself a fraud and an ally of LTTE in swindling millions from the Jaffna people. He was killed by LTTE for not giving the “share” of the loot.

    The shameless Maheswaran families cries against EPDP for the political and other benefits.

    Blaming EPDP is the norm of the Jaffna people because they cannot tell the truth or follow the truths.

    “நாய்க்கு எங்க எறிஞ்சாலும் காலைத்தான் தூக்கும்”. That is true. Jaffna frauds always blame EPDP because it is the scape goat in Jaffna. If you guys cry “LTTE killed Maheswaran”, then you have to explain the “deals” with LTTE.

    “ஒரு கல்லிலே இரண்டு மாங்காய்” (Two birds with one stone)this is the one is now done by the heirs of fraud Maheswaran.
    1. Able to hide their ‘connections” with the LTTE terrorists.
    2. Political benefit has gained by the demise of மண்ணெண்ணெய் மகேஸ்வரன்.

  139. M.Sivananthan says:

    UTHAYAN survived and how? Did you read UTHAYAN for the last 30 years? Uthayan is the legacy of LTTE terror like the destruction of lives of Tamils.

    You just wrote some illusions of yours.

    You cannot reply any of the issues I raised.

    Prostitution is not NEW to Jaffna..After the LTTE culture, Jaffna teenagers not bother much about the culture. Sometime back a teenage girl had records of he SEX affairs with more than SIXTY people in Jaffna.

    Do you know what happened to the girls in the LTTE? They were asked to sleep with army men and other influential people in the name of Tamil liberation.

    In Singapore prostitution is legalised. That is one of the business thriving idea there.

    Neduntheevu is not the HUB of HINDU/Tamil culture. It is already a rotten area from the days of Portugeuse.

    Dont single out EPDP for the ILLS of Jaffna because the ILLS of Jaffna are the creation of Jaffna people through TAMIL liberation instead of thinking/talking about JOBS or Ecconomy.

    People of Jaffna elected and selected TNA. But you tell the government must provide everything to TNA and Tamil people. Blaming the government for everything and expecting everything from the same government cannot go together.

  140. M.Sivananthan says:

    If EPDP can get THREE MPs from Jaffna, how can you bark so foolishely? I think you never followed any news reports in the past ten years or you have a promblem of amnesia.

  141. M.Sivananthan says:

    The said FREEDOM was vanished under UNP and LTTE long ago. Are you denying it? You seem to be a person with “no touch” with the affairs of Sri lanka.

    Dont cry about democracy because it is not the subject of the Tamils or Sinhalese now.

  142. M.Sivananthan says:

    LTTE destroyed all the civilized norms and created new criminal culture and many other germs in the society. They are the current thinking and following of the society.

    LTTE vanished but their criminal culture not vanished. It will take long time than you anticipate.

    Freedom of speech never followed by any TAMIL champion. Even the so called GANDHIANS of S.J.V.Chelvanayakam era never followed freedom of speech. If they respected the freedom of speech, Alfred Duraiappah would have survived for a long time.

    Continued erosion of all civilised norms in the society in the name of Tamil/Sinhala is now at a new phase.

    Democracy is not just voting every four or five years. You cannot talk about the democratic norms while you refuse to listen others.

  143. M.Sivananthan says:

    I am not an EPDP member or sympathiser of any political party in Sri lanka now. But I follow the incidents there.

    I am not blaming all the people are LTTE. But they easily bark at EPDP. Even after the demise of the LTTE, many still afraid to open their mouths against LTTE.

    In that regard, EPDP and Douglas Deva are survivors of the brutality of the LTTE.

    If people get hurt for defending EPDP, they must admit the worst crimes of the LTTE. These diaspora guys still not admitting the death of Prabhakaran even today.

    You expect the “legacy” of LTTE to survive. That is why you bark at EPDP which was the target of the LTTE too.

  144. Nerudal says:

    So M. Siva, what is your point? what are you trying to say? Rest here, with DBSJ, complaining about this thuggery unleashed on media and asking for appropriate legal action. But you seem to be okay with this incident because it has happened in the past and many journalists were killed and tortured by successive regimes in Sri Lanka as well as terrorist outfits. Just because LTTE and SL regimes did it, this incident is okay and acceptable? I think you need help, go get some real help before it gets contagious stage. I am sure I am not the only person on this blog to think this way.

  145. Sellam says:

    Of course what the LTTE did was inhumane acts against their own people. The two men who assaulted the Editor were not simply individuals without any motive. It was set up by individual in the heirachy to harm the Editor. Prompt police action is necessary to establish who the culprits are. There were people watching the incident. Through fear they did not come forward to identify the assailants. The people of the North have to live without fear, have the right to voice in the future as they have have suffered enough.

  146. 3d says:

    It was not meant to be a compliment. Sorry, if the the way it was phrased conveyed the wrong message. Fully agree with your viewpoint.

  147. Yogesh Karayalar says:

    better to sell sundal than to clean the toilet of Mahinda and DD

  148. M.Sivananthan says:

    But no one tell anything about the legal action but barked against EPDP only!

    But UTHAYAN is part of the destruction of Jaffna medias and involved in the murders of many people.

    Beating is not worse than killing. When the LTTE killed people these MEDIA MEN kept silence and they continue their propaganda in the same manner even after the demise of the LTTE!

    First ask Uthayan to change their mentality.

  149. M.Sivananthan says:

    Only “suspected” EPDP goons….. get it? Dont start to believe in your own brain washed style!

  150. M.Sivananthan says:

    Are you living in MOON?

  151. athi says:

    if you are takingn any medicine ,it is not working. Get a second opinion.

  152. Nerudal says:

    Thank you DBSJ! Finally you said it and put an end to this “suspected” and “speculation”. I am sure many here are very aware of this incident and who was behind it and where did the order come from but still fighting hard to cover up is a real concern. My personal opinion, ALL THE PARAMILITARY SHOULD BE WIPED OUT OF NORTH & EAST JUST LIKE HOW LTTE WAS FINISHED OFF. I am sure if LTTE CADRES CAN BE REHABILITATED, REST OF THE PARAMILITARY GROUPS CAN BE EASILY REHABILITATED AS WELL. When LTTE was eliminated, many expected better future and spring for Tamils in North & East but arm culture is being unleashed into the already hurting people again. Deeply concerning, what happened to the reconciliation? Why are these paramilitary groups still in public intimidating civilians and public servants? Makes one wonder if the governing body of SL is really interested in bettering the life of minority tamils? Only time will speak, but 2 years have already gone by……..

  153. Athi, whoever u are, and Pathma ….

    Nor am I holding my breath, or anyone else with an iota of commonsense, for that matter. No one needs the paramilitary groups, no one but the people who gain from their actions.Heck, in this country even indictments against killers are thrown out by the kept judicial system. What the hell do you expect ? And yet, we have shameless apologists holding verbose defense briefs for the killers.What a bloody shame ! To our shame, some of them get wide publicity in the press and websites.

    Chum,it does not take bravery to do some vile thing when you’ve got a gun in your hand or if you’re physically stronger and more capable than your victim.I’ve been throttled almost to death a mere 4 hours after returning to work after being discharged from hospital after a fourth serious heart attack and my attacker was lauded for his ‘masculinity’.
    I now take precautions to ensure I can equal the scales, so to say, should I be ever again confronted with a similar situation .

    I have the right to protect my life, the greatest of all rights in my thinking. Sure, we all need to be good men, but in my book I don’t believe anymore in being good ” for nothing”.No casting pearls before swine anymore as far as I am concerned.I think we have had enough, and more, of instances which have proved that the snuffing out of our lives is nothing for those who deem it necessary to do so. When are the good people in this country going to understand that one deals in principles and ethics only with those who appreciate such things instead of those who see them as threats to their lust for power? Killer hawks care not for the gentility of the doves they prey on. I wonder if I am being clear.

    Let me give you some good counsel : Don’t make the mistake of lying down before those who have killed and have sponsored killings before or have given protection to killers of good men.They will not blink an eyelid before giving the order for your own killing should you become a thorn in their side.That’s part of the price of exercising your obligation, not merely your right, to speak the truth with no punches pulled.People talk of anarchy in the context of society rising up against the establishment in a total breakdown of civil law and order. e don’t have that kind of anarchy and I pray we never will have it. But what do we have in this country except the measured, deliberate, premeditated anarchy practiced by goons under the total consent and patronage of the establishment? I ask you this: FROM WHERE DO THE PARAMILITARY COWARDS GET THEIR WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION ? WHOSE MONEY BUYS THE FUEL FOR THEIR MOTOR CYCLES AND WHITE VANS? pATHMA, IT IS SAID THAT NOE ARE SO BLIND THAT HAVING EYES, DO NOT YET SEE!lOOK, MAN, LOOK DEEPLY AND ANALYSE.

  154. SIVANANTHAN, I’m surprised DBS has not let you have it….yet! We’re not talking of LTTE or any other crimes in this specific instance.Let me get this straight : Are you of such low degree that you actually hold a brief for a killer, if he happens to be a “..minister [who is] still greater than any Tamil politician” ? Do you realize that you have actually admitted THAT DD is the perpetrator of this crime? I quote you ” Compared to the crimes of the LTTE….Dougla’s IS MINI..” ! You’ve delivered the verdict yourself !

    yOU ARE IN FACT LENDING LEGITIMACY TO WHAT IS CLEARLY A BLATANT ATTEMPT TO KILL A GOOD MAN [ THANK GOD HE DID NOT SUCCUMB TO HIS INJURIES] WHO STANDS FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE ?

    HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT TRAITORS TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE ? IT’S OBVIOUSLY ALL NONSENSE TO YOUR ILK.

    BELIEVE ME, I’D LOVE TO KNOW WHERE YOUR BIRTH WAS REGISTERED. See, I’m always interested in digging into the DNA of maggots, especially of the traitorous kind.

  155. M.Sivananthan says:

    Deva has been elected by the people and a minister now. Elected person has more voice than the non-elected LTTE hooligans.

    Traitors always hide in some other names. You check your DNA and it will endup somewhere in Africa!

  156. WINSTON DE VALLIERE says:

    “Deva has been elected by the people and a minister now. Elected person has more voice than the non-elected LTTE hooligans.” Hey matey, you’re not even talking through the right aperture, which is why you’re stinking up cyberspace.
    Can’t waste valuable time casting pearls before swine.But do
    read the links given below.I’ve made it easier by copying them down for you.They will show you the vacuous and stupid defenses you come up with for cold-blooded killers: FROM THE TOPIX WEBSITE:[SEE LINK BELOW]This is on Maheswaran’s killing.

    Tamil MP was Killed by Sri Lankan Military to stop him from revealing details of Abductions and Killing by Government forces.

    Yesterday in his latest interviews to Tamil News paper he[ Maheswaran] said that he would reveal details on how Abductions and Killings in Jaffna are managed by the Sri Lankan establishment through the EPDP paramilitary, from Colombo

    He had told Shakti TV’s popular ‘Minnal program’ that he would come up with in-depth details of the Terror campaign when the parliament resumes its sittings on January 08.

    Colombo district Tamil parliamentarian of the opposition United National Party, T. Maheswaran, was shot at Ponnambala Va’neasvarar temple at Kochchikkadai in Colombo Tuesday around 10:00 a.m., while he was paying homage at the shrine, and succumbed to his injuries at Colombo hospital. The shooting, which also claimed the live of his bodyguard, comes a few hours after the parliamentarian had said that he would reveal details on how abductions and killings in Jaffna are managed by the Sri Lankan establishment through the EPDP paramilitary, from Colombo.

    Eleven days ago, the government of Sri Lanka had reduced the Ministerial Security Division guards provided to the MP from Eighteen to two.

    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php

    ALSO READ THIS ON THE tAMILWEEK.COM WEBSITE OF jAN.1.2008:

    Bottom Line, the Colombo based midweek newspaper, quoting reliable sources says that the slain ex-Jaffna MP Maheswaran was to expose the paramilitaries backed by very powerful quarters, who were running amok in Jaffna, carrying out scores of killing and abductions apart from other forms of harassment including large scale extortion. The MP was killed on 1st of January 2008.

    The cold blooded assassination of Tamil parliamentarian Thyagaraja Maheswaran in Colombo as he stepped out of a renowned Lord Shiva temple near the Colombo port is being condemned around the globe.

    The temple, Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar was originally built in 1856 out of brick and mortar. In 1906, today’s splendid granite temple with delicately carved rockstone pillars and images was reconstructed between 1907 and 1912.

    The MP slain on the first day of 2008 was a member of the Sri Lanka’s main Opposition, The United National Party (UNP.) The other two parlamentarians murdred in Sri lanka high security zones recently, N.Raviraj and J. Pararajasingham were members of the Tamil National Alliance. (TNA)

    “The gunning down of an opposition Parliamentarian takes added significance as it is seen as an attempt to stifle moderate Tamil opinion”, said The Bottom Line, in its first editorial for the year on January 2, 2008.

    “Amidst allegations of Majoritarian Rule, this Government must afford greater protection for parliamentarians from the minority community”.

    The newspaper says that THE KILLERS” NO DOUBT ESCAPED AMIDST HIGH SECURITY” [ AS THEY'VE DONE EVERYWHERE ELSE] but urges follow up if the government wants to get “to the bottom of this killing” since a wounded suspect is in custody.

    Maheswaran was the third Tamil parliamentarian to be murdered after the present regime assumed office.

    NOW READ WHAT HARIM PEIRIS HAD TO SAY RECENTLY:

    The TNA have demonstrated through several elections now that they are the democratically elected and politically legitimate representatives of the Tamil people of the North and East and hence credible interlocutors with the government regarding the issues of the North and East. Accordingly the structured dialogue between the Government and the TNA should make progress.

    The democratic process in the Tamil areas demonstrates the post war polarization of Sri Lankan society along ethnic lines, with the Sinhala majority South being staunchly pro government while the Tamil majority North is equally staunchly anti government. Bridging this ethnic based political polarization is the challenge of reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

    Good men are gunned down in their places of worship for defending truth and dignity, for exercising their democratic rights.Who is getting votes by holding a gun to the voter’s head ? Who is getting votes sans any duress?

    Yet, all this is besides the point at issue here: It’s about using the gun to thwart exposure of crime, just as in a different dimension Lasantha was also gunned down for exposing corruption. You are defending what is being allegedly done[ and by your own admission too!] by the eelam people’s DEMOCRATIC party ? That’s sick!.All logic has fled eh? Is this the democracy the Tamil people can expect ? being bludgeoned for daring to live as free men? The EELAM PEOPLE HAVE VOTED ! BUT NOT FOR THE PARTY THAT CLAIMS TO BE THE EELAMM PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY, NOT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SOLD OUT TO THE ENEMY. COULDN’T STOMACH THE REJECTION I GUESS. AND THE BACKLASH IS MURDER ! WHICH YOU DEFEND ? YOU’RE SICK, MORE THAN SICK!

  157. Siva, since when, according to your logic, did two wrongs make a right? The ‘incident’ was a blatant attempt to kill a man for exercising a human right!. Since when did murder get watered down to being just an ‘ incident’? And ‘ isolated’ ? Short memory I guess.

  158. samarasekara says:

    Fair Citizen says: July 31, 2011 at 9:28 am Dear SamarasekaraThe then JVP was a product of the way the nation was run since the independence. The pilticians wooed the voters with pitty racial politics rather than put forward election policies of substance that woud address the economics of the country to create more jobs. The country cannot hold its head high as it is fully dependent on aid, and now China is the new saviour and we are bashing the previous donors.
    ——————–
    Dear friend,

    Yoyr coment was not an excuss for RE-READING SJV.

    samarasekara

  159. samarasekara says:

    shankar says: July 31, 2011 at 11:03 pm 3DIf the IGP arrests the EPDP members who committed these crimes the following will happen1.pigs will start flying.2. Srilanka will become a singapore.3. sinhalese will love the tamils and vise versa.
    ———–
    Didn’t police arested persons who planned Eastern bank robbery that took place recently?

    samarasekara

  160. Ratnam,

    Well said my friend, you’ve got the thing in good focus.But don’t forget that God also had to use a Joshua. Our chappie seems to be wallowing in hatred against the wrong forces…. and keeps missing the point altogether.Not good for a happy wedded life I can tell you.

  161. M.Sivananthan says:

    You barked like a stoned dog for nothing. Paper reports cannot become any document of validity.

    Do you know how Maheswaran become Kerosene Maheswaran?

    The LTTE gun man in custody is an “infiltrator” from LTTE. That is the only point is there to consider. He tried to spy the EPDP/army by joining EPDP and was chased out by EPDP later when they found his activities are not in line with the instructions of the EPDP.

    When LTTE did all the crimes, you guys accepted it as “DEMOCRACY” or what else?

    Why cannot widow of Maheswaran, an MP now, cannot move the courts in favour of her if she is sure that EPDP killed her husband?

  162. M.Sivananthan says:

    There was a Malayalam movie about how news-men suffer and fight against the wealthy criminals/police/politicians.

    Watch “PATHRAM” (News Paper).

    Actors: Murali, Suresh Gopi, Manju Wariar,Biju Menon, Cochin Hanifa, N.F.Vargese,Spadigam George and Jeganatha Varma!

    I hope you can see some “Parallels” of the Sri lankan affairs in that movie!

    Tamils never make such a movie in this century!

  163. INCORRIGIBLY ONE-EYED EH! AND ULTRA CRUDE TO BOOT. WASTING TIME EXCHANGING THESE PLEASANTRIES WITH YOU.ONE THING’S CLEAR THOUGH: YOUR KIND BACKS THE KIND OF TAMIL YOU LIKE TO BACK AND NOT THE ENTIRE TAMIL RACE AND ITS COMMON GRIEVANCES AND RIGHT TO DIGNITY.NO ONE’S TALKING OF THE LTTE’S WRONGS AND RIGHTS AND DOUGLAS’S WRONGS AND RIGHTS. YOUR PROBLEM IS THAT YOU ARE DEFENDING A WRONG BY QUOTING A PRECEDENT WRING COMMITTED BY SOMEONE PERCEIVED TO BE OPPOSED TO YOUR LEADER’S POLITICAL OBJECTIVES.THE LTTE FOUGHT FOR THE TAMIL RACE.IT MADE MISTAKES.IT WAS EVEN DRIVEN INTO MISTAKES. DOES THAT JUSTIFY OTHER CRIMES? WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT IS THE NEED TO HAVE AN END TO ALL THESE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUNDRY ABUSES.CAN’T UNDERSTAND TI WON’T BE DRAGGED SO LOW AS TO RETALIATE BY CALLING YOU A HOWLING STONED DOG, BUT WHY SHOVE YOUR STINKING COAT OVER MY SHOULDERS? MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE.BY THE WAY, YOUR DEFENSE OF EPDP/DD MAKES IT QUITE CLEAR THAT YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUBSCRIBE TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.THE LTTE’S COLLECTIVE PSYCHE AND PRABHA’S PSYCHE ARE MATTERS WHICH NEED EXTREMELY IN-DEPTH STUDY AND ANALYSIS. BUT WE MUST NOT, I REPEAT “NOT”, ALLOW POST-WAR INTELLECTUAL PROBES TO BE USED AS A WEAPON TO DIVIDE THE RACE ANYMORE. UNITED WE STAND. TRUE THERE IS THIS HUGE PERSONAL EGO PROBLEM.BUT IN THE ULTIMATE ESSAY IT IS ONLY THOSE LEADERS WHO SINCERELY SEEK TO DEFEND AND UPLIFT THE DIGNITY OF THE ENTIRE TAMIL RACE AND ENHANCE ITS DIGNITY OF ‘NATIONHOOD’ WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THE LARGER MASS OF TAMILS HERE AND IN THE DIASPORA.THAT SENSE OF NATIONHOOD IS WHAT PRABHA DIED FOR AND AS MANY ARE NOW REALISING, THAT DESTRUCTION CAME ABOUT NOT WITHOUT HELP FROM MOLES WHO LATER DESERTED TO THE ENEMY.ON WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU? DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE YOUR CONCERN IS FOR THE TAMIL RACE.IT COULD BE, IN SOME MORPHED FORM, BUT AS IT IS IT STANDS OPEN TO CONJECTURE. THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPROMISE IN POLITICS THAT EXTENDS THE ENEMY’S HEGEMONY THAT ONLY SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT THE TAMIL RACE REMAINS A COLLECTIVE SECOND CLASS CITIZENRY AND A COMPROIMISE THAT SEEKS TO ENHANCE THE DIGNITY AND STANDING, LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY, OF THE TAMILS EVERYWHERE.

    I ASK YOU THIS : DO THE TAMILS OF SRI LANKA HAVE A SNOWFLAKE’S CHANCE IN HELL OF WINNING FOR THEMSELVES THE DIGNITY OF NATIONHOOD THAT THE TAMILS OF TAMIL NADU ENJOY IN THE INDIAN SCHEME OF THINGS?

    THE 13TH AMENDMENT DIED NOT WHEN MR CAME INTO POWER BUT WHEN THE UNP MADE THE MISTAKE OF RETURNING THE EFFEMINATE RANIL WICKREMESINGHE TO ITS LEADERSHIP. WHAT A BONANZA FOR MR! MANY ARE THOSE WHO NOW FEEL THERE HAS BEEN A SECRET AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO[ YES, PREPOSTEROUS YOU'D SAY? NOT SO VERY PREPOSTEROUS WHEN YOU TRACE HISTORY OVER THE PAST 6 YEARS] THE TALK NOW IS THAT MR IS HELPING KEEP RANIL AT THE TOP IN THE UNP BECAUSE IT GUARANTEES THE DEMISE OF THAT PARTY AS AN EFFECTIVE OPPOSITION.THIS FACT WILL SOON BE EXPOSED IN A SHATTERING MANNER.] SO WHAT ARE YOU BACKING ? PLANS TO ENHANCE YOUR PEOPLE’S DIGNITY OR PLANS TO EXTEND THE SUBTLE POLITICAL REPRESSION TO ENSURE THE TAMILS WILL BE DEPRIVED OF THEIR TRADITIONAL HOMELANDS[ ALREADY BEING GIVEN OUT TO MILITARY AND OTHER FAMILIES]AND TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF WIPING OUT THE ETHNIC RATIO IN THE HOMELANDS? HOW COME SO MANY ARE SOP BLIND ? WHAT OFFER OF WHAT PETTY PERSONAL BENEFIT HAS CREATED SO MANY TAMIL TRAITORS? MUSLIM POLITICIANS WILL LOVE THIS BECAUSE THEY WILL STAND TO GAIN WITH MORE LAND AND SUNDRY OPPORTUNITIES COMING THEIR WAY THROUGH THIS FORM OF ETHNIC CLEANSING.THAT PROCESS ENSURES THAT THIS GOVERNMENT WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY POPULAR WITH THE SINHALA MASSES BECAUSE WHAT BELONGED TO THE TAMILS IS BEING RIPPED OUT OF THEIR POSSESSION AND GIVEN TO THE SINHALESE AND MUSLIMS. GOOD GOD MAN, HOW BLIND CAN YOU PEOPLE BE.NO WONDER THAT PRABHA WENT ON THE RAMPAGE AT THIS STUPIDITY WHICH WAS A DE FACTO TREACHEROUS SELL OUT OF TAMIL BIRTHRIGHTS! I BELIEVE IN SAYING WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. REASON MUST PREVAIL. REALITY, NOT WISHFUL THINKING, NEEDS TO BE FACED.

    HAVEN’T YOU BEEN NOURISHED BY MILK FROM THE BREAST OF A TAMIL MOTHER ? WHOSE ANCESTORS TILLED STONE HARD LAND FOR CENTURIES, MADE IT FERTILE, PANTE4D SEED, PRODUCED FOOD THAT ALSO NOURISHED YOU ? LAND THAT NO ONE EVER WANTED FOR MULTIPLE CENTURIES?YOU SHOULD HAVE A LONG TALK WITH pROF. VADIVEL i GUESS TO LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR ROOTS.DON’T LET TOO MUCH OF SUFFERING MAKE YOU ABANDON HIGHER THINGS FOR YOUR PEOPLE. I WILL HENCEFORTH NOT ARGUE THIS POINT WITH YOU.EACH MAN MUST ANSWER AND HISTORY WILL BE THE ULTIMATE JUDGE WHO WILL ACQUIT THE INNOCENT AND CONVICT THE TRAITOR.BUT AS YOU WALK THE SPOIL OF YOUR MOTHERLAND, DON’T FORGET THAT UNDER YOUR FEET WILL BE THE DRIED BLOOD OF THOUSANDS OF YOUR SLAIN BROTHERS AND SISTERS, YES, MANY OF THEM, PATHETICALLY, OF KIDNAPPED CHILD SOLDIERS THAT WILL ALSO BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES. WHEN YOU WALK THE NOW LUSH PADDY FIELDS, LOOK CLOSELY AND YOU MIGHT SEE THE RED EARTH DISCOLOURED WITH THEIR BLOOD. pERHAPS YOU WILL NOW AND THEN COME ACROSS A BONE OR TWO THAT HELD UP THE BODY OF A SON OR DAUGHTER THAT A TAMIL MOTHER BREAST FED.,PAUSE AND THINK. DID THEY DIE TO DRAG YOU DOWN ? OR TO GIVE YOU DIGNITY ? DON’T LET ANY CONSIDERATION DETRACT FROM THAT FACT.

    IT’S TIME FOR HEALING, YES, BUT AT WHAT PRICE MY FRIEND? YOU PERHAPOS KNOW THE STORY OF HOW ABEL OFFERED BLOOD AND HOW CAIN SPILLED HIS BROTHER’\S BLOOD IN ANGER BECAUSE HIS WAS A BETTER OFFERING.

    WHEN BLOOD HAS BEEN OFFERED, DON’T BELITTLE IT, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT MISTAKES IN JUDGEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE COURSE OF THAT OFFERING.IT’S A BROTHER’S BLOOD.IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO FORGIVE YOUR OWN WHEN YOU FIND IT SO EASY TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO ARE NOT ? AND THAT MY FRIEND IS WHAT THE ENEMY BANKS ON TO ENSURE THAT THE TAMIL NATION IS KEPT DIVIDED.

    THEY WON THE WAR.TO GET CONTROL OF THE LAND.

  164. Fair Citizen,

    “You better wake up before the system gets in to your backyard.”
    Heck, it’s already not merely in their backyards [ the delft and abutting islands] but the operation is planned from inside their homes and they’re the collaborators. They’ve helped ensure its in ALL OUR BACKYARDS and they’re helping out in OPERATION ETHNIC CLEANSING. SHOULD THEY SUCCEED, THERE WILL PROGRESSIVELY BE LESSER TAMILS IN THE NORTH AND EAST THAN THERE ARE IN LENINGRAD. BUT THESE SELFISH OPPORTUNISTS CONTINUE SELLING OUT THE HOMELAND. I’M PERSONALLY DISCOVERING THAT , AS THE BIBLE SAYS ” A MAN’S ENEMIES ARE THOSE OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD”.

    THE RAJAPAKSAS ARE ENGINEERIGN A BREAK-UP OF THE HOMELAND BY THE OLD DIVIDE AND RULE POLICY, IN THE SAME MANNER THAT THEY BOUGHT UP WICKREMESINGHE, vASUDEVA, tHONDAMAN, pRABHA gANESAN, wIMAL wEERAWANSA AND OTHERS TO BREAK UP ALL OPPOSITION POLITICAL THREATS, INCLUDING POTENTIAL THREATS FROM THE JHU ITSELF.. iN THAT WAY, VOTES CAST FOR THOSE WHO JOINED THEM WENT TO THE GOVERNING PARTY JUST AS VOTES FOR THE EPDP WENT TO THE GOVERNING PARTY. tAKE A GOOD LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE UNP’S CONTINUING POWER STRUGGLE. WHO’S BEHIND IT ALL? WHO ELSE BUT THE GOVERNMENT ALONE THAT BENEFITS FROM IT ALL? SO ON WHOSE SIDE DOES THAT PUT THE SLIMY RANIL WICKREMESINGHE? THAT’S MY ANALYSIS AFTER MONITORING POLITICAL TRENDS IN THIS COUNTRY FOR 55 YEARS TO DATE. AND TODAY, THE STRATEGY CONTINUES SUCCESSFULLY WITH DD, KARUNA,KP ET AL also SAFELY IN GOVERNMENT’S POCKETS. A MOST SUBTLE AND DEVILISH BRAND OF POLITICAL SCIENCE IS AT WORK HERE. MANY TAMILS MAY BE TAKEN FOR A RIDE. BUT CLEARLY, THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THE US, ARE NOT SO NAIVE.I’D SAY THAT THERE WILL BE A CONCERTED GLOBAL MOVE AGAINST SRI LANKA BEFORE THE NEXT 3 TO 4 YEARS ARE OUT, AND I DON’T SEE INDIA BEING ABLE TO STAND AGAINST THAT SORT OF A GROUNDSWELL GLOBAL POLITICAL CHANGE AGAINST SRI LANKA. CHINA WILL CERTAINLY NOT WANT TO GET INVOLVED EITHER AND WILL SACRIFICE THE RAJAPAKSAS IN CHINA’S OVERARCHING LONGER TERM IMNTERESTS.

    WHEN ALL OF THIS TRANSPIRES… AND THEY WILL..[I STAKE MY REPUTATION ON THAT[....THE TAMILS CAUGHT IN THE ENEMY CAMP AND THE PRO-GOVERNMENT POLITICAL APOLOGISTS [ I DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN APOLOGISTS AND OBJECTIVE ANALYSTS WHO DEAL WITH REALITIES INSTEAD OF WISHFUL THINKING and a base form of journalism that makes me puke] WILL NOT BE LOOKING SO GOOD THEN. YOU SEE, THE DEMOCRATIC WEST IS SICK AND TIRED OF SEEING POST-USSR NEO-COMMUNIST SATELLITE STATES SPRINGING UP HERE AND THERE WHICH POSE A THREAT TO EVErY KNOWN HUMAN FREEDOM WE HAVE EVER ENJOYED. WAKE UP, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA HAS LONG BEEN DEAD. WE’RE UNDER AN ANTI-DEMOCRATIC CABAL WHOSE JACKBOOTS ARE STOMPING ON EVERY HUMAN RIGHT AND FREEDOM. WHAT APPEARED TO BE THE PRESENCE OF CIVILIZED NORMS , PRINCIPLES, CULTURE AND WHATEVER WERE, AND ARE, CAREFULLY CULTIVATED PSEUDO-CHARACTERISTICS MEANT TO DECEIVE IDIOTS. BUT FEW ARE BEING DECEIVED. THE ELECTORATE THAT VOTES FOR THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT DECEIVED. THAT ELECTORATE FULLY SUBSCRIBES TO THESE VILE POLICIES, THIS RAPACIOUS POLITICAL PUTSCH!

    Everything that can be shaken in this country will be shaken. but those with tried and tested integrity, men and women of honour , principled and with their heads held high even in defeat, will ultimately taste victory. the chaff will be blown away with the dried dung of traitorous politics and vainglorious self-seeking. believe me even contemporary history has already passed judgement …..and the world will move, much sooner than tyrants and traitors can even dream it would.

  165. nallavan says:

    you are correct man.

  166. KC,

    CAN I ASK YOU A COUPLE OF QUESTION, THE ANSWERS TO WHICH WILL SUFFICE AS INDIRECT ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOVE. JULY 30 POST].

    IF FONSEKA WAS A MINOR ARMY OFFICER WOULD THE GOVERNMENT HAVE APPOINTED A MILITARY TRIBUNAL TO TRY HIM UNDER THE PENAL CODE AND THE FOREX CONTROL ACT AS WELL AS THROWING THE WHOLE ARMY ACT AT HIM?HE WOULD MOST PROBABLY HAVE MET WITH AN ‘ACCIDENT’ AND ISSUES SUCH AS THE HiCORP AFFAIR WOULD PROBABLY HAVE NEVER EVEN BEEN CONSIDERED. BUT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WAS WATCHING KEENLY BECAUSE HERE WAS A WAR TIME GENERAL, A HERO, BEING DRAGGED LIKE SOME COMMON DOG BY MEN APPARENTLY SPECIALLY CHOSEN FOE THE JOB BECAUSE THE ONE THING THEY HAD IN COMMON WAS A DEEP GRIEVANCE AGAINST FONSEKA.

    WILL FONSEKA, THEIR WAR-WINING HERO, EVER COME OUT OF JAIL? I THINK WE CAN ALL HAZARD A PRETTY POSITIVE GUESS ON THAT ONE. AND JUST IN CASE NO ONE HAS AS YET GUESSED IT, HERE’S SOMETHING YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR THINKING CAP ON FOR A WHILE: FONSEKA’S CONTINUING INCARCERATION RAISES INTENSE SPECULATION IN GLOBAL MILITARY, POLITICAL AND INTELLECTUAL CIRCLES BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT NAIL HIM ON THE WHITE FLAG CASE AND HAS TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE TO KEEP HIM OUR OF CIRCULATION WHEN HE COMPLETES SERVING HIS SENTENCE ON THE MILITARY TRIBUNAL CASES. THEN AGAIN, UNLESS THE ENTIRE CHANNEL 4 EXPOSURE IS PROVED BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT TO BE A TOTAL FABRICATION, THEY WILL ADD CREDENCE TO THE WHITE FLAG ISSUE. THAT FONSEKA LATER CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN MISQUOTED WILL NOW NEVER HAVE ANY RELEVANCE TO THE FACT THAT EXTRANEOUS EVIDENCE , ALLEGEDLY FABRICATED, HAS TO BE PROVED TO HAVE BEEN FABRICATED.THEORIES DON’T MEAN A THING, I’M AFRAID, GOING BY WORLD OPINIPON.

    SO, FONSEKA POTENTIALLY PROVES TO BE AN ENORMOUS THREAT TO THE VERY RAJAPAKSA CLAN BESIDES BEING THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE GOVERNMENT.

    HE THEREFORE HAS TO BE KEPT OUT OF CIRCULATION, COME HELL OR HIGHWATER.

    ALSO, VERY INTERESTINGLY, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY INTERESTINGLY, THE TNA SAYS NOT A WORD ABOUT CHANNEL 4. AFTER ALL, IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW ALLEGEDLY THEIR MILITARY WING WAS DECIMATED. AND APPARENTLY, [ I STAND CORRECTED] NO JOURNO HAS SEEN IT FIT TO INTERVIEW ANY OF THE TNA LEADERS ON THE SUBJECT. PERHAPS DBSJ SHOULD? AND ONE CANNOT HIDE BEHIND IT BEING SUB JUDICE BECAUSE EVRYONE FROM THE WHOLE GOVERNMENT, COLLECTIVELY AND INDIVIDUALLY, COMMENTATORS HERE AND ABROAD, WORLD LEADERS ET ALL ARE ALL HAVING THEIR SAY AND DEMANDING A TRANSPARENT DOMESTIC PROBE INTO THE CHANNEL 4 CONTENT AND THE US HAS GONE TO THE EXTENT OF OFFICIAL ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST SRI LANKA TO DRIVE ITS OWN PERSONAL DEMAND FOR SUCH A PROBE WITH MUCH.

    IN OTHER WORDS, WORLD OPINION, AND THE OPINION OF THE US GOVERNMENT, HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON THE CHANNEL 4 SCREENINGS!

    Do you get the picture ? Hope you’re not seriously expecting a sincere probe into such a comparatively insignificant issue such as the attempt to kill a journalist!

    Chum, we don’t need a probe. We know whodunnit! You’re the only guy in that country, at least, who does not seem to know.You’re asking Dr.Jekyll to squeal on Mr.Hyde. Heck, EVEN the EPDP can name the guy who wielded the iron rods on Kuhanathan’s head.

    MY FRIEND, EVIL COMES FROM EVIL, COUNTER-EVIL COMES FROM THE OPPRESSED. FROM WHERE I STAND, ANYTHING THAT STINKS ISSUES OUT FROM SOMETHING CORRUPT. WHERE DOES THE FINGER POINT?

    STILL WANT A PROBE ? HOW CAN THAT WHICH IS CORRUPT INCRIMINATE ITSELF ?

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