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By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

“I see, these books are probably law books, and it is an essential part of the justice dispensed here that you should be condemned not only in innocence but also in ignorance.” Franz Kafka in “The Trial”.

April is here and it’s spring time now. My thoughts turn to Paris . They say that the seasonal charm of Spring is best embraced during April in Paris . I remember the old Frank Sinatra song about Paris in April.

“I never knew the charm of spring
I never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace”

“Till April in Paris , chestnuts in blossom
Holiday tables under the trees
April in Paris , this is a feeling
That no one can ever reprise”

However much, the residents of Paris are to be envied during spring, there is one person there for whom these days of April seem to have no charms. For Sri Lanka ’s official representative in France, Dayan Jayatilleka , April has dawned in a rather cruel, unkind way.

Ambassador Jayatilleka in Paris was the recipient of an official missive dated March 30th 2012 from the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo . The five page letter signed by the Acting Director-General of the Overseas Administration Division Mr. W.G.S.Prasanna received in Paris on March 31st had been remitted by fax.

The letter outlined certain charges against Jayatilleka and called for his explanation.The letter or memo also had a veiled “warning” that the Ambassador’s actions amounting to breach of trust,corruption and fraud were punishable under the Penal code.

It was this writer who on April 1st “broke” the story about the External ministry threatening to charge Ambassador Jayatilleka under the penal code. Many people upon reading it thought it was an April fool’s joke because it sounded so silly and stupid. But it was no joke.The ministry was quite serious about it.

When media persons queried the Ambassador about the letter the frank and forthright Dayan Jayatilleka confirmed the story and made some spicy comments. The contents of the letter were not revealed. When this writer made a request Ambassador Jayatilleka refused to release the letter.
In a surprising move the full text of the letter soon appeared in a Colombo newspaper. The internal memorandum from the External ministry to an Ambassador was now public knowledge. The alleged misdemeanors of Colombo ’s envoy to Paris for which action was being threatened against him were now in the public domain.

It seemed blatantly clear upon perusal of the letter that deliberate moves were going on within the corridors of power in the External affairs ministry to target its envoy in Paris . The seemingly flimsy and trivial charges coupled by the unprecedented threat of indictment under the Penal code indicated that a witch –hunt was on. This official memo does seem to have shades of a “Kafkaesque false trial” about it and could be the forerunner of impending danger in removal from office.

WITCH –HUNT

A witch –hunt is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “a search for and the persecution of supposed witches or persons suspected of unpopular or unorthodox views”. Dayan Jayatilleka is certainly a wizard with words but he does not dabble in witchcraft, voodoo, hooniyam or black magic. However the independent,outspoken Ambassador often expresses views that are unpopular in certain quarters and appear unorthodox in some circles.

Being aware to a great extent of the background and context to this perceived witch –hunt against Jayatilleka, I devoted much time and energy into the issue. I was particularly interested in the merits or otherwise of the charges levelled against Dayan so I delved deep into the acts of omission and commission that Jayatilleka is being accused of.

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

After interacting with a wide range of contacts in Sri Lanka and France, I was able to piece together a rough sketch of what seems to have transpired.The information that I gathered seemed to suggest that in this matter, our Ambassador to France like Shakespeare’s King Lear is a “man more sinned against than sinning”. This further confirmed my impression of a witch-hunt being on.

Since the External affairs ministry letter required a response from Ambassador Jayatilleka, I assumed that he had compiled and submitted one to Colombo . I therefore requested him on Thursday by electronic mail to provide a copy of it if possible. He replied that it was not possible to do so as it had not yet been sent. Here is the response from him –

“I am sorry I cannot divulge my response to the five page fax sent to me that has been leaked to the media, as I have yet to send to the MEA the report prepared by my Mission staff with my accompanying letter”.

“I can however, say that I reject with utmost contempt, the references to fraud, corruption and the Penal Code, which I find utterly ironic as would the public”.
“I must also express grave dismay that some elements, probably going behind the back of the able Secretary to the Ministry, Mr Karunatilaka Amunugama, have leaked the Ministry’s communication to me, to the press”.

“ The original communication which was faxed to our Mission in Paris , carried the classification ‘Confidential’. I also noticed that the original fax had a spelling error which has been corrected in the newspaper version, so one can only assume either that the newspaper did the correction or that a person or persons who had possession of the soft copy — which this Mission does not, since it was faxed– leaked it to the media.”

It is against this backdrop that I decided to write this week’s column on the topic of charges against Dayan Jayatilleka. I felt that this was of current relevance and immediate importance. Although I was planning to write the continuation of last week’s column on Tamara Kunanayakam , I am substituting an article on our man in Paris in place of our woman in Geneva this time.

ESTABLISHMENT

Although there is much to write on the mess that is the Ministry of External affairs and also on why some elements in the ruling establishment are gunning for Dayan Jayatilleka , I would like to focus in this piece on the four main charges against the ambassador in Paris . I think the nation at large should know how our External ministry bureaucrats are using ,misusing or abusing their power to harass key diplomats at a critical time.

Let me begin with the first and most “ important” charge. I say important because Dayan Jayatilleka has been warned of action under the Penal code for “breach of trust, fraud and corruption”. This is about renovations and repainting of the Embassy building. The charge is reproduced in full because it is the most “serious”.Here it is –

1. 1. Renovation of the Chancery Building

Reference your letter dated 10 January 2012 in response to Ministry Fax No. 16 of 09 January 2012.

Regarding the renovation of the Chancery building you were requested by this Ministry to provide three quotations and a Technical Evaluation Committee Report (TEC) (Please see Ministry Fax No. 438 of 03/10/2011). However, the requested information was furnished with your letter No. SL/FRA/AA/10/03 dated 16 February 2012. It is noted from the annexure that the TEC report is dated 16 February 2012 and the information of the quotations are contained therein. As you would no doubt agree it is evident that the TEC Report has been compiled and submitted after the contract had been awarded and presumably after the work carried out as you had requested for funds to effect the payment by your Fax No. 467 of 30/9/2011.

As you are aware a TEC Report is a pre-requisite for contracts of this nature to be awarded. It may be noted that on receipt of a TEC report the Ministry Procurement Committee (MPC) evaluates tenders together with the recommendations of the TEC report before deciding on the suitable contractor. Therefore, the quotations and the TEC report should have reached the Ministry when you sought approval for renovations on 23 September 2011.

While observing the rationale in the TEC Report of not looking into registration details of contractors, it is noted that the second lowest quotation is from a registered contractor/company. The difference between the two quotations is Euros 301.50 and considering the fact that this contractor is registered, it would have been in order to seek that company’s service rather than an unregistered company, which would justify the slightly higher quotation. It must also be highlighted that the quote that was provided in this respect is a “purportedly forged document.” This is further strengthened by the fact that the Mission has not pursued this matter in seeking payment and has chosen to ignore the payment requirement despite the work been completed. A thorough perusal of the available relevant documents and sequence of events prima facie justify these assertions.

The Mission , without obtaining Ministry approval had commenced the renovation work which is a gross violation of the Government Procurement Guideline 2:14:1 (ii) b. Therefore, the awarding of this contract to S N T B Enterprise General De Batimante has failed to meet the stipulated practice. This action on your part is tantamount to a gross violation and disregard of the existing rules and regulations that governs your appointment and the conduct of an ambassador, actions punishable under the Penal Code of Sri Lanka leading to breach of trust, corruption and fraud as the case maybe.

The transparency on the award of this contract comes into question. Therefore, your explanation is requested with regard to the failure of not adhering to the aforementioned guidelines, which is a part of Government Financial Regulations System”.

CHANCERY

Before going into this “major”accusation against Ambassador Dayan ,there is a point to be emphasized. It is not the task of the Ambassador or High Commissioner to oversee or supervise matters of such mundane nature in their respective missions. This duty is left to the head of chancery who goes into all the knitty – gritty details. The Ambassador however holds overall responsibility and does have to authorize by signing relevant documents.

In this instance there does not seem to have been any wrong doing as alleged or suspected by the Ministry. Moreover there seems to be patent bias on the part of sections in the ministry to scapegoat Dayan Jayatilleka specifically. There is reason to believe that this is due to the hidden agenda of some in the External affairs establishment seeking to undermine Prof GL Peiris.

The Chancery was hastily repainted and renovated prior to the visit of External Affairs minister Professor GL Peiris to France in October last year. The work was done with a week’s deadline only.There were doubts whether the visit would materialize because vested interests in the ministry and outside who are opposed to Prof Peiris were engaged in efforts to scuttle or abort it.

Despite these efforts the visit did take place and was a success. Ambassador Jayatilleka with the support of his staff had arranged for an impressive itinerary. Prof Peiris met with his counterpart Alain Juppe the French foreign minister at Quay d’ Orsay. He also met French President Sarkozy’s senior diplomatic adviser Jean – David Levitte at Elysee.

The Minister also addressed an audience consisting of intellectuals, ambassadors and journalists at the Académie Diplomatique Internationale, a prestigious French think-tank. He received the Medal of the French National Assembly from Deputy Alain Rodet, President of the France-Sri Lanka Friendship Association, during a working lunch with French legislators. Prof. Peiris was also interviewed by French journalist Jacques Follorou of the prestigious French newspaper Le Monde

It is in the aftermath of the External affairs minister’s victorious visit that attempts are being made to rake up the issue again. Some of the points mentioned had been raised earlier and resolved. This letter purportedly signed by Mr. W.G.S Prasanna appears to be a clumsy exercise to resurrect a non –existing problem and a childish attempt to intimidate Dayan Jayatilleka.

The ponderous verbiage in bureaucratic jargon visible in the letter released to the media creates an overt impression that impropriety of a colossal scale has been done. The truth is that what amounts to a million in Sri Lankan rupees is only a pittance when converted to Euros. Thus some of the renovation contracts appearing to be huge in Sri Lanka are actually small ones in the West. It is difficult therefore to find good contractors at short notice because the cost is comparatively small and therefore the profit or gain minimal.

According to External ministry bureaucratic regulations or red tape any work costing more than a million rupees require approval of the ministry procurement committee. The estimated expenditure for renovation and repainting amounted to five figures in Euros thus exceeding a million in rupees. For this the procurement committee required a report from a Technical Evaluation committee(TEC). A three member TEC comprising the head of chancery, a first Secretary and a second secretary was set up and asked to furnish a report in two days.

EVALUATION

This was practically impossible. Meanwhile the deadline for Minister Peiris’s visit was approaching fast.So the ministry was informed that the mission was going ahead with the renovation work. The members of the TEC agreed to utilize the contractor with the lowest bid although a proper report was not compiled.Information available indicates that the renovation work was done without the report of the Technical evaluation committee.This was due to the urgency of the situation and not due to any financial impropriety as alleged.

Initially the mission in Paris had requested funds from the ministry for the renovation but when the ministry had emphasized the Technical Evaluation committee requirement the Embassy in France had not pursued the matter further. It had informed Colombo that it was going ahead with the work without going through the TEC procedure because of the situational urgency. The idea was to go ahead with the lowest bidder and furnish the report later for re-imbursement.

What seems to be missing in the ministry letter is the fact that it had at no stage objected to or prohibited the mission in Geneva from going ahead with the renovation work without a TEC report. It looks as if the Ministry had at that stage appreciated the need for urgency and tacitly concurred with the mission. The present indignation expressed in the official missive sent last week does seem contrived when seen in this light.

It is also a fact that reports from the Technical evaluation committee have not been insisted upon as a pre- requisite in matters of this nature in the past. According to informed sources some renovation work in the Ambassador’s residence has been done in 2011 amounting to around 14,000 Euros. Earlier in 2010 during the time of Ambassador Lionel Fernando the Kitchen in the Ambassadors residence had been modernized for a cost of about 7000 Euros. Both these contracts were in excess of one million rupees but no Technical evaluation committee report had been sought or insisted upon.It is only now that this ‘requirement” is being portrayed as inviolable.

The contract for the renovation work was first given to a company that submitted the lowest bid. Subsequently that company bowed out saying it was unable to deliver within the limited deadline. Thereafter the company with the third lowest bid was given the contract. The company with the second lowest bid was not given the contract as some work done by it previously for the Embassy was not satisfactory. The difference between the bids of both companies was only 300 Euros. But even this additional cost was waived as the concerned company agreed to lower its estimate to that of the figure quoted by the earlier company with the lowest bid.

Moreover the company awarded the contract had agreed to do work in the evenings and also week-ends to meet the urgent deadline of one week. This had been accomplished to everyone’s satisfaction. Also some members of the Embassy staff had gone beyond the call of duty and graciously volunteered to be on the Embassy premises while work was on during evenings and week-ends. Thus questions of security as well as transparency had been addressed.

CONTRACTORS

Ambassador Jayatilleka is also being questioned on the matter of awarding contacts to registered and non – registered contractors although the matter is not under his specific purview. While it is being projected as some grave impropriety what is being missed is the fact that it has been the established practice in France and other Western capitals for missions in obtaining services of contractors regardless of whether they were registered or not. This has been the case in France for years and years. So for Jayatilleka to be queried on the matter suggests mala fide motives on the part of the ministry.

Where the Paris Mission is at fault seems to be in the relatively long delay in submitting the technical evaluation report.It was given only in February this year.One does not know the reasons for it but it does look more like bureaucratic lethargy as opposed to some ulterior motive. The mission has also not re-submitted its request for funds for renovation and this is being viewed suspiciously in Colombo . But this could have been simply because the TEC report was not ready for submission and request for payment.

Meanwhile a source in Paris said that full payment is yet to be made to the contractor because funds are yet to be released by Colombo . I was unable to confirm whether this was true or not at the time of writing this. There is also a reference to a “purportedly false document” in the ministry letter. I have not been able to find out what is meant by that reference in the ministry letter. My hunch is that it would turn out to be a damp squib!

The opinion I formed after researching the main charge that warns Ambassador Jayatilleka of action under the penal code seems to be that the ministry memo is “all gas and no solid”. Even if “irregularities” can be proved there is nothing to show they were fraudulent transactions or that improper financial gains were made by anyone least of all the Ambassador. I am forced to wonder whether Mr.Prasanna was pressured by powerful people to sign such a letter.

If that is the situation in respect to the premier charge what about the others? After probing the matter further the conclusion that I have arrived at is that they are flimsy and utterly without merit. Let me take up the issue of second secretary UA Razee next.

According to the ministry letter “U.A. Razee, Second Secretary had been accommodated on a temporary basis from 04 May to 22 November 2011 while a Second Secretary who was appointed subsequently found accommodation within two weeks. As per the practice that the Ministry has observed in the past and present an officer is only permitted to remain in “temporary accommodation” for a period not exceeding thirty days due to the exorbitant costs involved”.

An explanation is sought from Ambassador Jayatilleka for this colossal waste of funds and reimbursement of related expenditure exceeding a period of thirty days is sought. Again let me state the information I was able to gather on this matter.

ACCOMMODATION

In the first place the task of finding suitable accommodation for embassy staff is not the duty of the ambassador and for the ministry to hold Jayatilleka responsible is by itself wrong and possibly malicious. But the problem faced by Razee in finding accommodation on time is a humane issue and something which many people are faced with in the West.

According to sources close to Mr. Razee the second secretary with a family of a wife and two young children plus a domestic aide to look after the children required a fairly large furnished apartment. He was required to find a furnished apartment within the rent of 2500 Euros per month. This was a difficult task given the comparatively low rental ceiling.

It was also blatantly unfair as another second secretary George Cooke a bachelor had been given a rental allowance of 3280 Euros for an unfurnished apartment. After this discrepancy was pointed out Mr. Razee’s rental ceiling was increased to 3280 euros.

Thereafter Mr.Razee found a suitable apartment and just as he was ready to move in the owner refused to rent it out. This is attributed to the rise of anti-Muslim feelings among many Europeans in the current atmosphere. Finally after great difficulty and delay Mr. Razee found a suitable apartment and moved out from the Hotel.

Apparently all the problems faced by Mr. Razee on this account were duly conveyed to the ministry in Colombo and proffered explanations had been accepted.Everything was transparent. It does seem strange that the ministry should now imply “ignorance” of the matter and require an explanation from the ambassador as if some great impropriety has been done.

Besides the second secretary mentioned in the ministry letter who got an apartment within two weeks does not warrant comparison with Razee. That person apparently is a woman who knows Paris well and speaks fluent French as she had grown up and studied in France . Also she and her spouse were the only two members in her family as opposed to Razee with children. Also her finding an apartment in a short time was an exception as no other staff member has ever found accommodation within such a short time in Paris .

Moreover there have been precedents in France where Sri Lankan embassy personnel have been compelled to stay in Hotels for long periods due to inability in finding suitable accommodation. Former deputy head of mission Ranjith Jayasooriya has stayed in a Hotel for one whole year. Chandrika Weerasekara secretary to the ambassador has stayed in a Hotel for four months.

They were never questioned about the long stay in Hotels by the ministry. This was because it was seen as a humanitarian issue . Why then is the External affairs ministry making an issue out of Mr. Razee’s plight? Is this only a ruse to target Jayatilleka or a sign of increasing racism in the ministry? Is Razee going to be transferred out like many Tamil speaking officers in different countries in the past few months?

SOFA SETTEE

The third charge concerns the purchase of a Sofa settee. Here is an excerpt from the ministry letter relating to this –

“The cost of the Sofa Settee was quoted as Euro 8300/- (approx. Rs 1, 267,200 according to the parity rate which then prevailed). The Ministry Procurement Committee was of the view that an expenditure amounting to Euro 8,300 for a Sofa Settee was exorbitant and a gross disregard to curtailing such extravagant expenditure. The committee was further appalled at the reason given for such extravagant expenditure of public funds by stating that “the Minister of Foreign Affairs is visiting the residence of the Ambassador” and such a Sofa Settee therefore is required. With all due respect to the Hon. Minister of External Affairs, such a visit does not in the Ministry’s view justify an exorbitant expenditure of Euro 8,300 for a sofa settee and neither does the Hon. Minister wishes for such exuberance at public expense. Our records also indicate that the Hon. Minister never visited your residence to date”.

This charge so frivolous is actually double –edged as it seeks to target both Ambassador Jayatilleka as well as Minister GL Peiris. What is amusing about this charge is that it displays an utter ignorance of what has actually transpired.

What I learnt about the Sofa issue is that in the first place it does not apply to a single item but a three –piece sofa settee set. Sri Lankan residents in France who are familiar with the Ambassador’s residence say that much of the furniture there is somewhat soiled and stained and in need of a rapid overhaul.

In this case however there was a plan to hold a reception –dinner for the External Affairs minister at the Ambassadors residence for which many French Govt ministers and heads of diplomatic missions in Paris were to be invited. It was for this purpose that a Sofa set was ordered and 30 % paid in advance.

Subsequently there was a change of plan and the dinner was held at a Hotel. The order for the Sofa set was cancelled and the advance paid is being refunded to the Embassy. Thus it can be seen that the ministry in Colombo is either clueless or pretends to be clueless with the hidden agenda of victmising Jayatilleka.

DIPLOMATIC STAFF

The fourth charge stated in the letter alleges that Ambassador Jayatilleka has recruited local staff and assigned them sensitive duties while overlooking staff from the regular diplomatic service. Here are the relevant excerpts –

“Some members of the diplomatic staff have brought to the attention of this Ministry (in writing) that they are being overlooked and marginalized in the process of allocation of duties in the Mission, which directly comes under the purview of the Head of Mission and such responsibilities being handed over to non diplomatic locally recruited staff, thereby raising serious concerns on the aspect of responsibility and accountability vis a vis GOSL”.

“It is alleged that the Locally Recruited (LR) staff have been assigned work of a sensitive nature normally handled or attended by the diplomatic staff of the Mission . It is also alleged that due to their improper allocation of duties the Mission has not been able to achieve its objectives”.

“It may be noted that this Ministry would hold an inquiry into non adherence of Administrative Regulations and the wilful alienation of diplomatic staff who have been appointed by the Ministry taking into consideration the expertise that is required for the proper implementation of the policies of the Ministry in keeping to with the best interest of GOSL”.

When I pursued this matter I discovered that some (not all) members of the staff at our mission in Paris do seem to resent Ambassador Jayatilleka on this count. What has been happening is that Dayan Jayatilleka has been recruiting several youths of Sri Lankan origin who are long standing residents of France . These youths are highly qualified with excellent proficiency in French and are also very familiar with the French ethos and way of life

With their background and expertise these youths have better communication skills and widespread contacts. Though the Ambassador selected them, their appointments were approved by the ministry. But several members of the staff appointed through the ministry are resentful of these local recruits. Given the vast difference between the local recruits with academic credentials from Prestigious French universities and the staff from Sri Lanka , jealousy the green eyed monster is rearing its ugly head.

It is also learnt that ambassador Jayatilleka has not made changes in the duties allocated to staff by his predecessor except in one instance. This was in the case of the official whose duties included media relations and liaison. Jayatilleka has transferred the duty to the locally recruited Research and information officer who has two masters degrees from Sorbonne and a diploma from Science Po. This youngster has discharged duties very efficiently and established many media contacts even earning the praise of minister Peiris.

SENSITIVE

The allegation about sensitive work being allocated to the local recruits is only partially correct. While assignments of a sensitive nature have been occasionally handed out the local recruits have always been closely supervised by the Ambassador or senior diplomats.

This then is the background to the charge regarding local recruits.The recruitment of qualified young residents of Sri Lankan origin and deploying them in the mission by Jayatilleka is a pioneering model worthy of emulation by other missions in the West . However it cannot be denied that such practice is resented by a significant number of Embassy staff. This has made the Ambassador unpopular among these personnel.

Another cause for opposition to Jayatilleka is the ambassador’s efforts in transforming the mission into a multi –ethnic,multi –religious institution. This is resented by some members of the Sinhala Buddhist Diaspora in France . Chief among them is the prelate of a Buddhist place of worship in Paris . A vicious attack is being spearheaded against Jayatilleka.

This has led to even an anonymous threatening letter being sent to the Ambassador. When French police investigated they traced the letter to an embassy staffer in a sensitive post. Although Jayatilleka informed the ministry of this no action has been taken so far. It is this same ministry that displayed inertia on this serious breach of discipline that is now threatening disciplinary action against Dayan Jayatilleka.

It is obvious that the ministry letter sent to Ambassador Jayatilleka by Mr.Prasanna is not an isolated act. It is part of a more deep –seated conspiracy and is perhaps the opening gambit for more serious action in the future.

The ministry of External affairs is an Augean stables requiring a Herculean clean up. It is indeed tragic that at a time when greater unity and efficiency is needed to overcome international challenges the external affairs ministry is embroiled in internal dissension.

There is a lot more to be said about the Dayan Jayatilleka affair and about the prevalent state of external affairs. But as I said earlier I have concentrated on the four (in)famous charges against Dayan Jayatilleka in this column and will leave those matters for a future article on another occasion.

I began this column with references to Paris in April. Let me end by another reference to April days. The ” days of April ” (journees d’avril) is a name allocated in French history to a series of insurrections at Lyons, Paris and elsewhere, against the government of Louis Philippe in 18 34, which led to violent repressive measures, and to a famous trial known as the proces d’avril.

I conclude by extending my wishes and support to Dayan Jayatilleka as he faces a witch –hunt akin to a Kafkaesque trial as chestnuts blossom with the charm of spring during these days of April in Paris

DBS Jeyaraj can be reached at djeyaraj2005@yahoo.com

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115 Comments

  1. Dayan is an astute analyst but hopeless diplomat. secret of success in Rajapaksa regime is to suck up to the hawks not try to talk sense

  2. Good work DBS. You have really delved deep into the matter.

    I dont approve of Dayan J but in this matter he seems to be victim of a witch hunt.

  3. Well done DBS. Good article. I am living in Paris and know lot of things on this subject. The real culprit is the Buddhist priest. He only is working up Colombo against Dayan. For your information he was in Colombo some days ago

  4. Very well researched article with so much of detail. Congratulations Mr.Jeyaraj.

    Keep it up.

    I think you should continue to support Dayan J.

  5. One thing I note in DBS anna is that he always supports those in trouble and challenges powerful people on their side. I saw that lots of times earlier. Now I see it with Dayan also

  6. I SAW THE interview given by DJ to a woman journalist in the transcurrents. It was a masterpiece.

    The basic reason that Sri Lanka faces today is its not pursuing the political solution.

    The Tamils have not fought for the roads, buses, trains, stadiums etc.

    They fought for their political rights.

    This UN is a trap laid for the Sri lanka. This DJ understands but Cho doesn’t.

    Interestingly the Cho Ramasamy the eternal LTTE basher and unflinching Sinhala supporter as soon as the unhrc report came said that this will achieve nothing and ridiculed it. this will only cause resentment between the tamils and the sinhalese.

    in this issue of the thuglaq he has toned a little.

    let us see how far he goes. he is acting like a clown in the real life even.

    I thought he was a neutral person. but he seems to be bent towards the sinhalese.

    i would like to engage with him in a blog like this.

    in his weekly he has the freedom to edit the questions that he wants to answer to or he may not answer some questions at all.

    if he has the courage as dbsj let him start a blog like this and i will surely engage him.

    I hope dbsj you will post this message in full.

  7. In this hour of crisis I stand by Dr. Dayan Jayatillke, and I wish sane counsel prevails.

    I have criticized him a number of times for being incoherent etc etc.

    But he was defending his govt with all his might.

    He is an asset to his govt and nation. let them not lose him.

    I envy sri lanka for having diplomats like DJ, GLP and Tamara.

    Sri Lanka should know that China is not a true friend of hers.

    China wants to dismember India.

    Already DJ has said that Russia wants to do something about the LLRC.

    If you lose Russia then in the security council you are left with only China.

    At a crucial time China may also want to dump you, because it will yield more political dividend for them.

    Suppose you don’t implement LLRC and inquire war crimes, then UNHRC will revisit you.

    This matter will be taken up by the security council.

    Then may be a plebicite will be ordered by UN in the liNES of south sudan, sreberenica etc etc.

    China being a permanent member of the Security council can exercise its veto.

    What are the benefits for China in voting for you and saving your country.

    By voting for your country it would have saved you ….and this cannot be a permanent one, it would have saved you only temporarily.

    Let us assume that China a good and true friend of yours and they will stand by you. Then they continue to get Colombo and Hambantota.

    You get their support in the un security council and you can go on treating tamils as second class citizens.

    This scenario cannot be for ever, though.

    The next scenario is what will China get by dumping you in Un.

    Still they will be getting their Colombo and Hambanthota because you are neck deep in debt with them and you are a tiny nation against a giant. Your options are limited.

    What does China get in extra for this dumping Sri Lanka.

    If the Sri Lanka is divided it may sow seeds of separation in India.

    That is a big prize. China will want to get that one.

    Therefore I say India is your best friend.

    India should also plan for such an eventuality. May be it should think of controlling Tamil areas in that eventuality, which i hope will not arise in future.

    SO SINHALESE DON’T TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED.

  8. Thank you DBS for very detail article. Now we can see what is happening. Our sympathy is for Dayan

  9. These are similar to those charges levelled against Sarath Fonseka for which he was found guilty by a military tribunal and now serving jail sentences. A penal code may be less stringent than the military tribunal.
    However, the intention is very clear in both cases – witch hunt.

  10. This is what you get when you talk your mind and remimd a dictator and his corrupt/rogue family members to accept Human Rights or remind them of the Burmese Junta. The present day Sri Lanka is controlled by the Medamulana white van junta and for one thing – you are indeed very lucky Dayan – they cannot send a white van to Paris in the spring or any other season.

    just move on and there will be no future for folks who talk truth in this present day white van regime of Rajapakshas.

    FYI – we can see the silver lining of democracy coming into Burma and we in Sri Lanka will have this MA-RAJA curse for years to come.

  11. Pirapakaran had been the witch of the Tamil community. Everybody comes under Satan’s control three times in every-body’s live time. Each time it last for 7.5 years. For the Tamils in Sri Lanka all three times came together. From mid of 1986 to May of 2009. That comes exactly 22.5 years, ie 7.5 x 3 = 22.5 . The witch power over Tamils is over since May18, 2009. Witch chooses to reside on a person who sinned extra-ordinarily. Definitely Dr.Dayan is not qualified for that but he could protect the Sinhalese from the Witch occupying them.

  12. This is a very pathetic & worrying trend where the individuals who serve our country in an honest and dignified manner are victimized by the “Un-educated”, selfish individuals who are incapable of progressive thought!!!

  13. the cleaning has to start from the top down and not bottom up. The rot starts all the way from MR.

    While he is there and surrounds himself with dogs like Mervin, nothing will change.

    This whole government needs kicking out, and a fresh start is required.

    If only we had a competent opposition.

  14. This is a problem between political Intelectuals and Political henchmen. This is not a problem exist in Sri lanka but exist in India, Pakistan and in many other countries.

    Sri Lankan Foreign Service always filled with Political henchmen. Manytimes some political appointees try to ‘over rule’ our ambassodor/High Commissioner. It is better to close down many of our missions in Europe because many political appointees try to make a good life instead of learning or understanding the history/problems of those countries.

    Dayan did good things to country but we dont know those “pettitioners” or ‘Panthang Karayas” and their deeds sofar!

  15. irrespective of Dayan being target of a witch hunt DBSJ maybe a victim of a kade yama..how about an actual analysis of the great harm done by this joker to Sri Lanka in the international arena by alienating many friends such as the US, Britain,Israel, Canada etc. Time to do your job DBSJ rather than blowing trumpets of friends.

    Why are you calling Gota a joker?………..DBSJ

  16. ….this is what they did to Gen Fonseka( the man who almost laid his life three times )…..and will do for many more to come… Dr.jayatilleke should re think of his future…..is it worthwhile to receive notes running into pages from hooligans calling for explanations on menial matters ? besides citing the AR of the Country when the corrupt Head of the Hooligans do not what is AR & FR. ….Time up to pack up your bags and go on a retreat….there will be much more things to do in the future …wait patiently for the right time because we have lost too many valuable and able people due to their inability to wait patiently..this country has very few able & knowledgable precious people…they will target everyone.

  17. Why are you calling Gota a joker?………..DBSJ
    Yanne koheda malle pol..why should you defend any joker? These are the people who are standing in the way to real reconciliation and peace in Sri lanka..they are dragging SL into the embrace of rogue nations rather than accept democracy…

    So you are saying Gota is standing in the way to real peace and reconciiation in Sri Lanka and dragging SL into embrace of rogue nations?…………….DBSJ

  18. DBSJ,

    I don’t get you man…

    You hail the LTTE cadres who sacrificed themselves in the war and at the same time vilify the extreme Tamil expatriates.

    You now try to bring out the witch-hunt against Dayan knowing this man was part of cabal trying to cover up the war crimes committed by the State.

    Dayan might be educated and a good political analyst, but hate the way he trumps up his credentials and know how knowledge. The guy is a self prophesised guru of political whiz… What an ego the guy has.

    I’m waiting for Part 2 of Tamara.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    I doubt whether you or those of your ilk will ever understand me.But keep trying if you wish………..

  19. It is a serious lesson for those who play double standards in politics and act against their conscience. People like well educated professionals like Prof GL Peries and Dr Dayan should have known well that the dangers of joining hands with a political leadership that is associated with racisism, thuggerism, and under world criminals. Not only these two but also those left bound politicians like Vasydeva to Vitharana also applies the same. These people supported the massacre of tamil civilians and defended the wrongs of a dictator. These professionals should take the responsiblity the current status of the nation.

  20. Dear Sir, I am of the view that an internal matter has now become a matter for the newspapers and websites such as yours.

    Sir, now you have openly extended your support to the Doctor. As a respected editor I was of the view that you would only present facts. You also have defended Mr Rajapaksa.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Sir,

    This article was written for the “Daily Mirror” in Colombo and also posted on my blog http://www.dbsjeyaraj.com

    It was written to because “leaks” allegedly “inspired” by the External affairs ministry were appearing in the Colombo media.

    It was necessary to present another perspective to the public. The position of the “Daily Mirror” is articulated clearly through its recent editorial on the subject.

    Most Govt ministries, departments, corporations and even private sector establishments and NGO institutions would not like their deficiencies and wrong doings exposed to the public. They would always say they are “internal” matters but it is the duty and task of Journalists to focus on such acts in the public interest.

    The perceived witch – hunt against Dayan Jayatilleka is only a flashpoint of simmering tension in the External affairs ministry.Things have been rotten there for quite some time but the recent happenings in Geneva and the “action” against Dayan Jayatilleka demonstrate that it has assumed serious proportions.

    This is a time when the External affairs minister and ministry should function efficiently to face international pressure . But that is not happening. Instead internal dissension, petty jealousies, intrigues,conspiracies,”kumanthranayas” by ambitious power hungry elements etc are wreaking havoc and undermining the national interest.

    I think that is why some newspapers and websites are focusing on the matter.

    I have delved into the issue and have presented the facts I unearthed in this article. I concentrated mainly on the four charges against Dayan Jayatilleka that were published in a Colombo newspaper in detail.I have presented the facts here

    I have found that there is no merit in those charges and stated the reasons for it.I feel a witch – hunt is on against Dayan Jayatilleka

    As such I have openly stated my support and extended my wishes.

    “Facts are sacred but opinion is free”. I have presented facts and on the basis of such facts expressed an opinion in sympathy and in solidarity with Dayan Jayatilleka.

    This is not the first time I have taken up the cause of the underdog and it wont be the last either.

    Sir, I do not know what you mean by saying “you have defended Mr.Rajapaksa” in the current context.

    Yes I have defended, supported, criticised and condemned Mr. Rajapaksa on different occasions in the past. These depend on the issues concerned.

    I shall continue to do so

  21. M.Sivananthan says:

    “Dayan did good things to country but we dont know those “pettitioners” or ‘Panthang Karayas” and their deeds sofar!”

    Could you list all good things that Dayan did to the country.

  22. DBS,

    Wait and see Mahinda’s next target is our Tamara Kunanayagam. After that he is going to stay with an uneducated Modaiyass.

    His modaiyas Gang don’t want any well educated people around Mahinda.

    My adivice to Hon G.l.Peris Please leave these Modaiyas and leave this bloody Country now.

  23. Rodney:
    I believe Rodney raised a very good point! Although your defense of DJ is no doubt is for noble reasons, the point raised by Rodney that DJ has been a running dog for this regime all these years enabling them to get scot free in Geneava in 2009 must surly cross your mind as you try to salvage the reputation of DJ. Rescue from witchhunt will not eliminate the permanent stains of defending genocide of civilians.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Have you read the Geneva resolution of May 2009? where does it allow the SL Govt to go “scot free”?

  24. Is there any activity in which the Sangha does not have a role? The pervasive influence of the Sangha on anything and everything is distasteful. Unfortunately, diplomats serving states that border on theocracy cannot be unmindful of the undue influence of the clergy in matters on which the clergy in secular states would remain unassociated. Bad problems go hand in hand with bad company. Hopefully, when the dust settles Dr.Dayan would be exonerated.

  25. I have not been an admirer of Dayan for various stands he took from time to time that are contradictory to each other. Nevertheless,he cannot be made a write-off in terms of his knowledge and ability – not to mention his qualifications. One flaw I noticed in his character was that he shoots from the hip as he thinks fit at a given circumstance notwithstanding a certain position he adopted on the same subject earlier when circumstances change and as his conscience dictates at the time without a second thought of political consequences. Ironically that can even be intepreted as a form of ‘honesty’, that does not suit the regime.

    Moreover, Dayan was always considered an expendable factor from the beginning in spite of his abilities and qualification. He served only a decorative purpose occasionally when it suited them. The really qualified, honest people who have the intolerable traits of talking out of turn are not tolerated and considered disposable in this regime. Real qualifications, if one reflects on, to be the favourite are based on the number crimes committed by them and who can be deployed to commit more without asking questions. Mervyn’s doctorate suits the requirement to perfection if one needs an example. Even Dr.G.L. Pieris has already got the half axe and it will only be a matter of time.

    I am sure Dayan who is capable of defending himself would take care of himself. But it could not be done under the current judicial administration of GoSL.

  26. To be honest I would have preferred the continuation of about our woman in Geneva than about DJ in France.

    However I do agree with you on the statement below.

    ‘The ministry of External affairs is an Augean stables requiring a Herculean clean up. It is indeed tragic that at a time when greater unity and efficiency is needed to overcome international challenges the external affairs ministry is embroiled in internal dissension.’

    Not only the external affairs, almost all public services are being politicised and are becoming an utter failure to the public interests.

  27. let the intelligents people who work for the interests of the nation, in a critical and difficult period abroad, think you can make a quarter of that fact by DJ. so please stop being stupid

    laisser les gens intelligents qui travaillent pour les intérêts de la nation, dans une période critique et difficile à l’étranger, pensez que vous pouvez faire un quart de ce que fait par DJ. donc s’il vous plaît arrêter d’être stupide

    from paris

    “bien exprimé”!………DBSJ

  28. let the smart people who work for the interests of the nation, in a critical and difficult period abroad, think you can make a quarter of that fact by DJ. so please stop being stupid

  29. Poor fellow
    If he is smart he should get refugee status in France rather than going to Srilanka to face the prison sentence like our Hero Sarath Fonseka
    What is happening in Srilanka is too scary for all Srilankans

  30. Maheash syas:
    Sri Lanka should know that China is not a true friend of hers.

    Really? What do you know about that?

    Do you know that the modern relations between Communist China and Sri Lanka started in early 50s when most of the world’s nations shunned China?

    Do you know that Sri Lanka started trading with Communist China (rubber – rice pact) in the early 50s against vehement opposition of the countries like US and UK?

    Do you know that China is one country that has never tried to interfere in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs unlike other countries – especially India?

    So in your mind a true fried is a country that since antiquity has invaded Sri Lanka many times, and in the modern times trained and housed militants that openly stated their intention of dismembering Sri Lanka and at every turn bullied and harassed Sri Lanka????

    We Sri Lankans will have to tolerate India because of the geo-political realities and economies of scale. We have no choice, that all. You may dictate terms to Sri Lanka because of your power, but you cannot force us to be your friends. That is reserved to people and nations that respect each other.

    As for China trying to dismember India, who in Sri Lanka would cares two hoots? Till Brits unified your country, India was never a single entity, it is an artificial construct of a Colonial power that needed a unified administrative unit so that they could control the land easily. Just as easy as it was put together, if the conditions are right, it will disintegrate also. Remember Soviet Union, remember Yugoslovia.

  31. Srilanka is reaping the fruits of Standardsisation in stead of merrit in university/higher education in the 70s and after.

  32. Dear Dayan,

    You must have realized the nature of the leaders at the beginning. I have noticed in the past that you totally agree with the 13th amendment and support devolution of power to the North and East in Sri Lanka.However the regime associated with extremist and sear nationalist is totally against it. In this contest I am(Singhala buddhist), too, on your side. The majority Sighala Budhist will never have a future unless SL government devolve adequate powers to the North East. In fact at the begining you have realized the facts and would have found some other job untill the time comes.

  33. Yes…write anything for a ltte sympathiser such as dayan

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Your Intellect is flabbergasting! Tell me is it inherited or acquired or both?

  34. Cant find a House for rent for four months ,
    Thats says a lot about the efficiency of our French Mission

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    LLRC Interim report not implemented yet. Does it say a lot about the efficiency of our Govt?

  35. Dayan Jayatilleke has defended the actions of the Rajapaksa regime inside and outside Sri Lanka on many occasions going as far as to engineer a resolution congratulating the regime for defeating the LTTE at the UNHRC in 2009 knowing full well that the cost of the so called victory was the lives of many thousands of tamil civilians. At the interview on “Connections” he questions the validity of the mass civilian deaths by saying: “where is the evidence?”. He appears to toe the regime’s line that the evidence provided by Channel 4 and others are all fakes.

    Dayan Jayatilleke is a clever man who has been a faithful apologist for the Rajapaksa regime for many years. But at the same time he is struggling with his conscience that says the Rajapaksa brothers are continuing to do wrong to the tamils and also the feeling that they are taking the country to the edge of a flaming abyss. I applaud him for speaking up and questioning the wisdom of the Rajapaksa regime in the light of the UNHRC resolution. The regime is increasingly intolerant of any opposition, especially from within its support group, and I suspect Dayan has stepped too hard on the big toe of Rajapaksa which is already very sore from the UNHRC debacle.Anyway, I wish him good luck because he has been consistent in advocating a resolution of the tamil people’s grievances.

  36. This man is not suitable to be a diplomat of a country…

    If not a Country then of a Continent perhaps………..DBSJ

  37. DBS J and Galbanis

    There were hundreds of commissions appointed by the state since 1948. Most of the recommendations were carried through.

    In the Early 1990s President Chandrika appointed three commissions to investigate all disappearances from 1st January 1988. Please note not from July 1987.

    All three commissions were abruptly dissolved. With limited resources and time it recorded nearly 30,000 disappearances and in many cases the perpetrators were identified. The state and Anurutha Ratwatte refused to charge them. The list included the names of ruling politicians, armed forces, police and paramilitary. Non of the reports was published and if anyone needs a copy they may have to apply to the national archives.

    Please refer to

    STILL SEEKING JUSTICE IN SRI LANKA
    RULE OF LAW, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
    AND COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY SINCE 1977
    K I S H A L I P I N TO – JAYAWA R D E N A

    2010

    http://www.nipsa.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Sri-Lanka_final_3.pdf

    The book/report gives details of all commissions since 1977 and the death of all commissions.

    Further:

    Written statement submitted by the International Commission of Jurists, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status

    This report was submitted to Human Rights Council Nineteenth session on 22 February 2012

    In Sri Lanka, a review of NCOIs established between 1977 and 2006 highlighted the
    systemic and institutionalized impunity within the criminal justice system, and the
    ineffectiveness of NCOIs in ensuring accountability. Of nine commissions examined, few
    recommendations led to prosecutions and even fewer yielded convictions. For example, the
    Sansoni Commission only recommended that a few police officers be held accountable, and
    no State authorities were prosecuted for the deaths of the nine civilians.
    3
    The Kokkadicholai
    Commission, which investigated 18 Singhalese military officers for their alleged roles in the death of approximately 152 Tamil civilians in Batticaloa, recommended against civilian prosecutions. When the matter went before a military court, 17 of the 18 military officers were acquitted.
    4
    In the NCOIs on enforced disappearances between 1994 and 1998, thousands of cases heard before the Commissions yielded a shockingly low number of prosecutions and even fewer convictions

    http://documents.icj.org/AHRC19NGO74_ICJ_written_statement_item3_torture.pdf

    It is not so much about state’s inefficiency but about its intentions.

  38. Ranjan, Toronto says:

    Why should India cares two hoots about dismembering Sri Lanka which was never a single entity, it is an artificial construct of a Colonial power that needed a unified administrative unit so that they could control the island easily.

    I don’t give two hoots about the final war between India and China. It is up to those two countries to decide whether both want peaceful rise or war for peace.

    I only know that India is only 20 miles away from the island whereas China is 4500 far from Sri Lanka.

    I also know most people land grabbing Tamils and Sinhalese came from India particularly from the South on Kallathonies. Both Tamils and Sinhalese share South Indian Tamil DNA and brought almost everything including religion, technology, culture, ……….etc from India.

    As a distant relative of Tamils in South India you should be worrying the “imminent war” between Titans, India and China.

  39. This is a remarkable composition by Mr DBS Jeyaraj which will shake many top politicians in Sri Lanka to the cores of their consciences and very existences.
    It is fervently hoped that the concept about Dayan stepping on the President’s toes is inaccurate as that could have reprisals for Dayan who is an astute, clever, sensitive and classy individual whose intellect by far supercedes many of his fellow diplomats in the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Core which despite all of these may not be sufficient to quell the wrath of an irked President who however is more pragmatic and just than exactiong over petty issues it is hoped.The issues outlined here are not only petty but ridiculous relative to the protocols governing the duties of an Ambassador although interpretations may be vague. There are many who question the need for Dayan to be in this office with great risks to his integrity and person and maybe in the near futute sense and sensibility will prevail over patriotism which could imperil his future and he might choose to serves in circumstances and sources who will appreciate him for his insight and integrity. Indeed this seems to be a witchhunt where it needs also to be mentioned that Dayan has enemies because of his views on the 13th Amendment as well as concerns for the displaced Tamils and other minorities in his Motherland which does not go down well with certain powerful politicians with their own agendas.Hopefully the Nation will never forget the roles Dayan has played towards redeeming Sri Lanka from many dicey situations particularly the one in Geneva when he was resident UN rep there.

  40. Dr Dayan introduced to us the best seller – Indignez.
    May be he will have time to translate it to Sinhalese now

  41. Corrected and edited version

    This is a remarkable composition by Mr DBS Jeyaraj which will shake many top politicians in Sri Lanka to the cores of their consciences and very existences.
    It is fervently hoped that the concept about Dayan stepping on the President’s toes is inaccurate as that could have reprisals for Dayan who is an astute, clever, sensitive and classy individual whose intellect by far supercedes many of his fellow diplomats in the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Coros. which despite all of these may not be sufficient to quell the wrath of an irked President if this be the case. It may be a conforting thought however that the President is more pragmatic, understanding and just rather than exacting over petty issues,it is hoped.The issues outlined here are not only petty but ridiculous, relative to the protocols governing the duties of an Ambassador although interpretations may be vague or definitive depending on whose it is. There are many who question the need for Dayan to be in this office with great risks to his integrity and person and maybe in the near futute sense and sensibility will prevail over patriotism which could imperil his future and he might choose to serves in circumstances and sources who will appreciate him for his insight and integrity, not denigrate him. Indeed this seems to be a witchhunt where it needs also to be mentioned that Dayan has enemies because of his views on the 13th Amendment as well as concerns for the displaced Tamils and other minorities in his Motherland which does not go down well with certain powerful politicians with their own agendas.Hopefully the Nation will never forget the roles Dayan has played towards redeeming Sri Lanka from many dicey situations particularly the one in Geneva when he was resident UN rep there.
    Thank You Mr Jeyaraj for your insight.

  42. Hi,

    Look at this comment where a cowardly Tamil is hidden in his fake Muslim name of “Abdul Nasem” to call those who are surrounded Malhnda as Modaayaas.

    DBS ! beware of these guys who drags Muslims into trouble. Ii is said that the fake guy Abdul Nasem is from London and notorious for his malicious writings in Muslim names with anti Muslim agenda. Here DBS and Dayan have nothing to do with this guy who call those with Mahinda are Modaayaas. Generally racist Tamils call Sinhalese as Modaiyaas. I know you are fair and will publish this and make the cowardly Modaiyaa to be ashamed of himself.

    ” Abdul Nesam says:
    April 7, 2012 at 9:30 am

    DBS,

    Wait and see Mahinda’s next target is our Tamara Kunanayagam. After that he is going to stay with an uneducated Modaiyass.

    His modaiyas Gang don’t want any well educated people around Mahinda.

    My adivice to Hon G.l.Peris Please leave these Modaiyas and leave this bloody Country now. A Tamil who used a fake name Abdul Nesam to criticism Mahinda’s “

  43. If your employer publicly disgraces you the way GoSL has done with Dr. Jatatilleke, would you continue to stay in your job?

    Dr. Jatatilleke should immediately quit and preserve his self respect and dignity. A resignation accompanied by a strong public statement will open many new doors for him, as his abilities are well recognized by many. Inside or outside, he can be influential and continue to make contributions towards our common goal of creating a truly peaceful nation. His ability to be influential from the inside has now been severely weakened – he should consider the alternative. No matter his decision, I wish Dr. Jatatilleke all the best – in aggregate, he a positive influence.

  44. Reading this article, reading comments make me feel democracy at the heart of all sri lankans.

    what the current generation have not (and will never) learn, will eventually taught by the dynamic, vibrant, fair minded, well informed, tolerant, intelligent, outspoken and well networked sri lankan youth, belonging to all communities and religions, with their flourishing thoughts. history of the world has no evidence about preventing such social tides.

    when the blame game of adults stop, 2,500 year old history would unearth, that, the roots of all evil in sri lanka is firmly originating – under almost all – buddha’s temples, and certainly not hindu kovils !!!. ironically buddha wanted his followers to follow his dhamma – not him. practice what you preach (ahem!). i am sure there will be a lot of democratic responses to this particular statement.

    at present, all sri lankans are left with nothing but, to pray and hope, when they are looking down the barrel of future.

    4th estate, with the blessing of technology has the ability to create global democracy, which cannot be subdued at whims and fancy of the idiotic rulers. when war lords are elected (!!) by votes, only options for the youth is to take up arms, albeit literally.

    DBSJ, i may not necessarily agree or disagree to your views, however, with your skills and exposure, please initiate and offer guidance to a global (sri lankan) youth forum.

    wish you all the best.

  45. DBSJ tells that contrary to Frank Sinatra song, these days of April seem to have no charms for Dr. DJ. But I feel it is a blessing in disguise for Dr. DJ. He can set himself free from an unpatriotic regime and assert his intellectual freedom. He must face the charges forthrightly and leave.

    At this rate one would not even wonder if belated charges similar to the following are brought against Dr. DJ:
    Why you should not be dealt with under section ——- —– or otherwise punished for willfully introducing unauthorized lines – “Welcoming also the recent reassurance given by the President of Sri Lanka that he does not regard a military solution as a final solution, as well as his commitment to a political solution with implementation of the thirteenth amendment to bring about lasting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka” into the 2009 UNHCR resolution and bringing disrepute to the government.

    I was aware of an instance where an engineer working in a jungle area with his team of technical assistants and other employees got a specified area cleaned for his team mates for sports activities and built a temporary hut to house their sports equipments without sanction from the Head Office. When the matter was reported, the engineer’s immediate superior citing violation of FR recommended in his submission to surcharge the engineer. After going through the file, the Dept. Head minuted thus: “Right thing done in a wrong way. Expenditure Rs. ….. approved.” Similar Ministry/Dept Heads are very rare to find in the Govt. culture these days.

  46. Ranjan, Toronto

    Ranjan if you want to believe in China believe in them for your own peril. In politics there is no permanent friends or permanent enemies. I was only painting one scenario.

    If the Brits have united and created a concept called India so have they done the sri lanka for their administrative purposes.

    If India breaks then Sri Lanka also will break.

    Yes I agree for thousands of years we have invaded you. And therefore you have every reason to feel animosity towards us.

    You have been killing the Tamils since the early part of the previous century and have been doing the very same thing in accelerated pace since your independence.

    Then the Tamils have more reason in seeing your island dismembered.

    You say the concept of India was artificial and by that do you mean to say the concept of sri lanka is real.

    Inspite of being your so called artificiality, scale etc etc we have not witnessed violence anywhere near your scale.

    Does it not mean that there is some natural adhesion between Indians.

    You say china is your friend and India is not.

    Ask your own President. He will say that India is own relative and others are friends, or he will say India is like our very own sister and others are only relatives.

    Why are you shooting at your own feet here. I pity you in this blog.

    Better luck next time.

  47. Dear Mahesh

    Inspite of being your so called artificiality, scale etc etc we have not witnessed violence anywhere near your scale.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India

    “The partition of India was set forth in the Indian Independence Act 1947 and resulted in the dissolution of the British Raj. It resulted in a struggle between the new states of India and Pakistan and displaced up to 12.5 million people in the former British Indian Empire, with estimates of loss of life varying from several hundred thousand to a million.”

    http://in.reuters.com/article/2008/11/21/idINIndia-36624520081121

    “Indian authorities revised up on Friday the death toll from nearly two decades of insurgency in Kashmir to more than 47,000 people.”

    http://www.punjabjustice.org/background.htm

    “The decade-long police crackdown of the insurgency after Operation Bluestar led to the deaths of at least 40,000 people in Punjab.”

  48. Dear Ranjan

    As for China trying to dismember India, who in Sri Lanka would cares two hoots?

    If India is dismembered (on its own or with help from other countries) and an independent Tamil Nadu emerges, then Sri Lanka will have a permanent enemy to the north instead of the vacillating and indecisive neighbor that is undivided India.

  49. Wije,

    Yes that would probably true if an independent Tamil Nadu emerges. However, why wait for others countries to make trouble for us rather than resolve the issues in our country by ourselves?

  50. Mahesh, you say : we have not witnessed violence anywhere near your scale.

    Oh come on man, who are you trying to kid?

    How many millions were killed during the partition?

    How many thousands have your government killed in Kashimir?

    How many did you kill in the Punjabi villages in the 80’s?

    How many did your politicians killed in Gujarat?

    How many did your glorious IPKF kiled in Jaffna?

    How many natives will your government plan to kill in the name of development in the Tribal areas in the coming years?

    Are you going to listen to UN and repel Armed Forces Special Powers act??????

  51. Ranjan

    Are you going to listen to UN and repel Armed Forces Special Powers act??????

    Nothing wrong in amending AFSPA. Our Home Minister himself has said it so.

    India is a big country and there are bound to be problems here and there. But you are a tiny, puny, small, little island nation having mainly two ethnic groups in some numbers.

    compared to our diversity yours is very very minimal.

    Even with this minimal of diversity you are fighting endlessly. While with all our multivarious divisions we are living relatively in peace.

    If you don’t want to see the broad picture you don’t see it. Keep on hating India. It makes no difference to us.

  52. Ranjan

    India didn’t enact a Law like the Sinhala only. It didn’t burn any library. It didn’t kill its prison inmates, I mean political prisoners. It didn’t deprive the citizenship rights of any of its people…like this one can go on and on.

    India fought the insurgency only with the same people it was fighting. For example KPS Gill a Sikh was used in bringing down the insurgency in Punjab. Operation Bluestar was spear headed by Generals like Deepinder Singh, Brar etc etc. These are Sikhs.

    In India many of the ethnic people have occupied the high seats of power like Prime Minister, President, Home Minister etc etc.

    For this they need not be like your Kadirgamar to disown his own people or like the DD or Karuna etc.

    They can be Kashmiri and yet they can be the Home Minister of India. No need to shed their Kashmiri identity or placate the Hindu majority to become the Home Minister of India.

    I am seeing the white board and you are seeing a black spot there.

    You people will never live in peace with your own selves.

    Even if the ordinary Sinhala wants to be in peace with the Tamils your idle clergy(idle man’s brain is devils workshop) will not let you do that.

    Your Mahavamsa mentality will make you argue who came first the egg or the chick kind of question to your tamil brethren.

    It is good for the Tamils that some solution even if it is out of the box is attempted to.

  53. There is no place for any fair minded honest person in the Rajapaksha regime. Either they get removed or bumped-off. Would there be a bigger insult to war heroes other than running the country this way. Most corrupt two MPs were put in charge as supervisory MPs of two extremly important ministries. One in the defence the other one in the external affairs.

  54. Re: Ranjan’s comment, “How many did your glorious IPKF kiled in Jaffna?”

    Why did the “Sinhalese Government” keep quite, when IPKF were killing a section of its own citizens?
    Is it because they thought that it is a different country!!!
    Or is it because they thought no matter by whom, let the Tamils die!!
    Now they are crying “foul” just because the resolution was passed in UNHCR requesting the TERRORIST GOVERNMENT to carry out the recommendations by its own selected people!!!
    The simple explanation is that basically the willingness for reconciliation, or establishing rule of law in the country is not there!!!

  55. Ranjan,

    Your questions have to be asked before independent and after independent of India. Logically, your questions are just your counter attack on India and Indians. There is no value in it.

    1. Millions were killed during partition: Direct your question to British then rulers?
    2. Kashmir, Punjab, and Gujarat are recognized Indian States and functioning as described in legislation. Central governemnt involves when there is request from Chief Ministers to control law and order in crisis/ National security concerns.
    3. SL is an exception, JRJ had invited IPKF to control insurrgents from NE.
    4. There were more such incidents between India, itself, and other neighbours that you did not list in your blog.

    These all incidents had surpassed what happened in SL. It is/was true that there is/was lots of cover ups to hide the facts during these incidents but India still continue to follow the international norms.

    In post independent SL, Tamil issue was raised right after the independent. The issue is still continuing even after a brutal face 3 years ago. This simply tells that SL governemnts is not following international standards.

    Ranjan, I thought you are a gentleman analyzing the issue by putting you in a neutral position. Your fakeness is identified when you tried to compare apples and oranges together. Further, How long you can isolate the your own problem by bringing somebody else’s?

  56. sam says:

    “Why did the “Sinhalese Government” keep quite, when IPKF were killing a section of its own citizens”

    The state institutions and armed forces were actively hiding behind their women folks and one time cuddly “terrorist” LTTE.

    India wanted to teach the Yankee dicks in the South by hitting hard with Tamil hammer. Yankee Dick wanted to hit Tamils with Indian sledge hammer.

    All in all for stupid reasons the Tamils and Sinhalese got hammered by India.

    What is the matter with both stupid people?

  57. debate seem good.

    however, we cant see the light at the end of this dark political tunnel. in such a a hopeless situation, all sri lankans need to provide space and time for the next the generation to be the agents of real change. that is the responsibility of all fighting adults.

    see what happened in russia and china? rulers tried to shape the society based on world war experiences and cultural evolution. not for long, isn’t it? sri lanka is not the center of the world. we all are passionate, emotional but fair minded and in my view, sri lankan communities are at each other’s throat – as much as media trying to portray.

    creator of critical communal political ills – SWRD (now MR)and selfish JRJ who’s sole aim is to protect himself, left a legacy of curses for the 30’s to 40’s generation to dabble. now the cancer has spread to some of 50’s to 60’s generations. sadly 70’s to 90’s generations have suffered the most. lets focus on children of all communities – born after 2010. let us reason and not leave room for them to have any truck on this. that is where the change is going to happen. this the reality. lets accept it.

  58. Mahesh,
    Even if the ordinary Hindu Indians want live in harmony with other religious groups, your Hindu supremist and racist BJP and its Shiv Sena thugs will not allow that. They periodically kill Muslims, burn their houses and destroy their places of worship. So stop preaching to others, look in the mirror and make right what is wrong in your country first. You have many things to do in your country. Your cities are the filthiest in the world. You caste system is a form of apartheid that keeps millions and millions of people in abject poverty without any hope. Your businesses are killing and ethnically cleaning vast areas of your country so that they can steal the natural resources. Your corrupt politicians are making billions and billions through shady deals. As someone who has travelled through your country, I know that your country is corrupt from top to bottom, at every single level in the government that surpasses anything that we may see in Sri Lanka.

    I am not claiming that Sri Lanka or any other country for that matter are perfect and has no problems. But you, just like most Indians, like preaching to others while pretending that everything is OK in your country. Go and put your house in order before commenting about your neighbour’s house. You are seeing a white board because you are delusional and blinded by a myth.

  59. I feel pity for Dr.DJ. Bad Company brings bad in deed.

    Ranjan – Toronto;

    You reminds me new convert syndrome

  60. Native Vedda:
    “As a distant relative of Tamils in South India you should be worrying the “imminent war” between Titans, India and China.”

    First of all, I am a close relative of Keralites from where my ancestors came to Southern Sri Lanka about 6 generations ago. So I am more Kallathoni that you ever imagined. If someone tested my DNA I am sure that we will find that I have a very large percentage of ‘Tamil” genes, just like any average Sinhala on the road. Now I am fully Canadian, then Sri Lankan, and then Sinhalese. I am proud of my heritage and I can wear comfortably any of those hats.

    As for “imminent war” between India and China, that will not happen. Chinese are not fools, although one may argue that Indians are. If China dominates the world, it will be through trade and finances rather than through force. Already US is debt to China to tune or more than a trillion dollars. Europe is begging for Chinese loans to bail out its bankrupt economies. why would they want to fight a war? They have already won the war. Their goods are on sale in every country in the world. Go to a Canadian supermarket and 80% of the stuff is made in China. Financially they own the world. Commercially their companies are buying up Western companies. They are already in the UN Security Council. Aren’t these the things that counties fight wars for?

    As for war between India and China, who cares? May be India will disintegrate and may be Tamil Nadu will beg to be a part of Sri Lanka! That will solve most of our problems!!!!

  61. Re: “As for war between India and China, who cares? May be India will disintegrate and may be Tamil Nadu will beg to be a part of Sri Lanka! That will solve most of our problems!!!!”

    Keep dreaming!
    Sri Lanka surely will become leaders in the technique for murder, rape, torture, abductions, disappearing, tyranny, robbery, arson, jungle law, etc. etc. the list will be endless!!!

  62. Ranjan, Toronto

    So you are a Tamil, Keralite, Sinhalese, Canadian, Sri Lankan …..etc. You have an identity crisis just like any average Sinhala on the road. At least you are honest. I appreciate your honesty as not many Sinhala Kalathonies would accept their identity crisis. When you are in Canada you behave like Canadian. My worry is if you are in Sri Lanka would you behave differently?

    Look up the history starting from Persians to recent Japan for some lessons can be learned. In the 1980s Japan did everything what China is doing now. These cycles many countries had already gone through and other countries definitely going to go through.

    If you wish India to divide into several states, Sri Lanka will be the first country to suffer from the Indian fall out. Please remember 64 four years of collective anger will be difficult to control and South India is only 20 miles from Sri Lanka with 70 Million Tamil population.

    Please pray to Mahinda for he alone can prevent Indian state’s division.

  63. Dear Allan

    It is/was true that there is/was lots of cover ups to hide the facts during these incidents but India still continue to follow the international norms.

    If there were lots of coverups, then how do you know that India is following international norms?

    In post independent SL, Tamil issue was raised right after the independent. The issue is still continuing even after a brutal face 3 years ago. This simply tells that SL governemnts is not following international standards.

    Your argument does not make sense. How does having a “Tamil issue” tell that SL governments are not following “international standards?” What are “international standards” when confronted by “Tamil issue?”

    JRJ had invited IPKF to control insurrgents from NE.

    That was AFTER Indian Air Force illegally sent planes over Sri Lankan airspace for the Parippu Drop. India was more or less threatening to bomb Sri Lanka if the war continued. How would you have felt if US aircraft flew over Calcutta during 1971 war?

  64. Allan,

    Can you explain to me what international norms have India followed? Example Kashmir – Has India ever kept the promise that she gave to the world that there will be free elections and a plebiscite?

    Do you know what India is doing in the Tribal lands of NE? Go ask Arundathi Roy and she will be happy to explain.

    JR did not invite IPKF. That decision was forced on him by India. If India had allowed SL army to capture Prabhakaran in Vadamarachhi in 86 when he and his leadership was cornered, the bloody years that until 2009 may never have occurred and Rajiv will still be alive.

    I do not have a neutral position regarding Sri Lanka. My only position is that Sri Lanka should be a country where everyone is treated equally regardless of his or her race, religion, caste, colour, height, or any other categorization. There should not be second class citizens in the country. That is the way I was brought up by my parents and that is the way I treat everyone that I associate with. Will I ever see that in my lifetime? one can only hope.

    My response on India was directed at specifically at a Indian poster whose continuous sanctimonious ramblings without really understanding anything about Sri Lanka leaves a very bad taste about India and Indians in general.

  65. Native Vedda,
    We all have our own identity crises don’t we? We have all wondered about who we really are and where we really came from. The important thing is that one has to be comfortable in ones’s skin regardless of what others say or think about you. I know where my ancestors came from, I know my Sinhalese roots, I know what my cultural outlook is based on and I know where I have lived for the last 30 years thus forming my latest living experiences. I have been very fortunate to have been able to travel all over the world and see and experience how different cultures live. No one can tell me that I am inferior to them and I know that I am not superior to anyone.

    The last sentence in my last post about Tamil Nadu being part of Sri Lanka after India disintegrate was sarcasm. Too bad no one picked up the tone!!

  66. Ranjan, Toronto

    RE : First of all, I am a close relative of Keralites from where my ancestors came to Southern Sri Lanka about 6 generations ago.

    The time period coincides with the migration period of Kerala toddy tappers to the island. Historical accounts claim Kerala tappers of that era were the best in the profession. Even today, they are second to none in this line of work. The remarkable aptitude for climbing trees could have helped.

  67. Ranjan

    You spew hatred towards India and Indians to cover up your own shortcomings.

    It is said a person having beautiful wife is looked upon with envy by others. Like so the one who has lot of money is viewed with envy. Like wise an idiot feels envy towards a learned person.

    A failure views the successful with envy.

    You also seem to have envy towards India when you look at your own failed state of Sri Lanka where your forefathers arrived via Kallathoni.

    India has a lot of things to look into and set right to. But that didn’t or doesn’t deter it or any other country to feel anxious about the happenings in other countries.

    If you felt that way then tell me why did the UN come into being.

    You are saying that the Hindu supremist BJP and Shiv sena are killing Muslims.

    There is not a person who is investigated or persecuted in the name of investigation more than the Narendra Modi. Commission after commission have been constituted against him and yet no case has been proved beyond reasonable doubt in his case.

    There was an article few years back about the Hindu terrorists and about how some ex RSS people may be behind some attacks against the muslims.

    This was just in the realm of talk and no conclusive proof was given so far.

    Yet it sent shiver down the spine for the RSS. It thought that if the public found out such a case then they will be shunned by the people, read Hindus here, all over the country.

    Our country may be full of filth in the outside but unlike you we still retain some fragrance inside us.

    Needles to say your country smells filth inside out.

    You people seem to be fools who will sit in the tip of a branch and cut the base of the branch.

    How could one explain your visceral hatred towards India other than this.

    If India is broken then mind you, YOU SINHALESE HAVE TO PAY FOR THE COLLECTIVE SINS THAT YOU PEOPLE HAVE COMMITTED TOWARDS TAMILS SINCE THE TIME OF 1948. YOUR SINS WILL BE VISITED WITH VENGEANCE.

  68. Sukumar,

    My ancestors were fishermen from Kerala. Their story of migration to Sri Lanka is documented in the land deeds that are preserved in Galle courts which are written in Dutch (or they were there 30 years ago – I don’t know if the documents are there now). But you are correct, most of the Toddy tappers on the Southern coast have Kelara roots. When the present day Keralites see both my fathers and mothers “ge” names, they can even pinpoint which areas of Kerela that their origins are. I have been to these places in Kerala and the similarities of the people, the food, the way they dress and even the vegetation, to Western and Southern Sri Lankan coast is uncanny. You see these places and people and you don’t need any documents to convince that your people came from there. So you see, I am a proud Kallathoni from 6 generations ago!

  69. Dear Mahesh, I think you missed my previous comment to you.

    Needles to say your country smells filth inside out.

    Are you including the areas such as Jaffna where Tamils live?

    Like so the one who has lot of money is viewed with envy.

    The GDP (PPP) per capita in Sri Lanka is $7,900. In India it is only $3,700. 🙁

    Like wise an idiot feels envy towards a learned person.

    Sri Lanka has a literacy rate of 92%, with negligible difference between men and women. India’s literacy rate is 75%, with over 15% difference between men and women.

  70. wije

    You are selectively quoting. Quote me fully and then come back.
    This may be called penny wise and pound foolish.

  71. Wije,

    My comments were the continuation of blogging between Mahesh and Ranjan, Toronto. It means that I presumed that all bloggers know about the subject what they are commenting at the point. I need not to explain fundamental matters happening around the world.

    Besides, my comments were very narrow towards SL and the current political climate. By reading Ranjan’s comments in this blog, I understand that he is one of Sinhalese who understand the root course of the problem in SL.

    I think that there is no need further explanation for what I meant. And, I can not wake up a man who pretend to be sleeping. All bloggers in the forum know what is going in SL and the reactions from world.

    Tamils know very well that America’s decision to bring a motion against SL is not to support SL Tamil. America and allies feel that SL is slipping away from her responsiblities. Because, they provided man and material support to finish Tigers off from the world. They are never going to ask whether you killed Tigers or Dynasores if you finish Tigers on your own.

    SL might have promised something to the countries who supplied arms ammunitions which is/will be always secret to public. But, SL can not escape from the countries to whom she promised. That is the tag of war is going on in UN now. I am sure that America and allies will withdraw from thier stance even if SL satisfy a small percentage of thier demand.

    By the way, I googled up and find what is the meaning of English word “NORM” for you;

    Definition of NORM:
    1: an authoritative standard : model
    2: a principle of right action binding upon the members of a group and serving to guide, control, or regulate proper and acceptable behavior
    ————-

    Ranjan,
    I have heard/seen discussing about so many commisions and reports in Indian local television by Indians which is transparent to the world.

  72. Mahesh says:
    April 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    Ranjan

    You spew hatred towards India and Indians to cover up your own shortcomings.

    It is said a person having beautiful wife is looked upon with envy by others. Like so the one who has lot of money is viewed with envy. Like wise an idiot feels envy towards a learned person.

    A failure views the successful with envy.

    You also seem to have envy towards India when you look at your own failed state of Sri Lanka where your forefathers arrived via Kallathoni.
    ==========
    Dear friend Mahesh,

    It is not good to pointing out Ranjan as a KALLATHONI. He stands for nothing but proving my arguinment that SINHALA IT SELF A MIXED COMMUNITY.

    When aperson/group mixed into the sinhala community, others are not treating him as a second citision.

    But tamils here are weeping that they don’t have equal rights and considering them as second class citisions. Thaat is the problem what we are facing.

    I do repeat my question

    WHY TAMILS COULDN’T BE SINHALISE OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY?

    People like you want un brocken egg and cook the omlet, Could it be materialis?

    samarasekara

  73. Mahesh says:
    April 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm If India is broken then mind you, YOU SINHALESE HAVE TO PAY FOR THE COLLECTIVE SINS THAT YOU PEOPLE HAVE COMMITTED TOWARDS TAMILS SINCE THE TIME OF 1948. YOUR SINS WILL BE VISITED WITH VENGEANCE.
    ——————
    Dear friend Mahesh,

    In the present indian enviornment, there are no national leaders like JAVAHAL LAL NERU,who managed to bring down MADRAS PRESIDENCY converting as independent tamil nadu state.

    Therefore, near future independent tamil nadu state will be breathing in Indian continental.

    samarasekara

  74. Ranjan:
    After 1949 only the “Kallathoni” was born. Kallathonis is word created by Jaffna Tamils in the Police who handled the illegal immigration from Tamils Nadu and Kerala.

  75. “….I do repeat my question

    WHY TAMILS COULDN’T BE SINHALISE OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY?

    People like you want un brocken egg and cook the omlet, Could it be materialis?

    samarasekara……”

    Dear Samare,

    I exchange the words tamils to sinhala and vice versa in your statement and re-write here;

    “WHY SINHALISE COULDN’T BE TAMILS OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY?”

    SAmare, I know your answer but I just make fun out of your statement to the bloggers who are now very serious about finding who is Kallaththonni.

    A clue to researchers, weather Ranjan may proclaim himself as Kallaththonni or somebody say him as Kallaththonni but he is not the first Kallaththoni to island.

  76. wije says to Ranjan on April 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    “As for China trying to dismember India, who in Sri Lanka would cares two hoots?”

    “If India is dismembered (on its own or with help from other countries) and an independent Tamil Nadu emerges, then Sri Lanka will have a permanent enemy to the north instead of the vacillating and indecisive neighbor that is undivided India.”

    Dear Wije!
    It is not the way you think. If India is dismembered and an independent Tamil Nadu emerges, then there will only be two options;
    Option 1. Your immediate enemy will be Tamil-Ealam and not Tamil-Nadu as you suggest.
    Option 2. There will be no Srilanka left. Srilanka will be slowed into Tamil Nadu and it will be called greater Tamil-Madu with a Sinhala minority, will be living (existing) there.

    Therefore, my friend, even when you wish, do not wish stupidly according your knowledge. I know your hatred for India, and your wish for it to brake up, but once someone said, be careful about what you wish for because sometimes your wish may become true.

  77. M. Sivanathan!
    In your every utterance, I smell your hatred for the Jaffna Tamils and your ambition to prove your thinking is more correct, even at the expense of the Tamils justifiable expectations. I am not shy to say, compare to people like you, Prabaharan who, rightly or wrongly believed Tamil-Eelam was a possibility and stood for that purpose steadfastly until his death, is a 100% pure gold. I want you to go back to your earlier comments and check how many of your predictions have come true all this time. Yes, true, you have a wealth of knowledge but simply, you are a poor thinker.

  78. M.Sivananthan says:

    “Kallathonis is word created by Jaffna Tamils in the Police who handled the illegal immigration from Tamils Nadu and Kerala”.

    It may or may not be true, however the Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryans made use of “Kallathony” very effectively against the Tamils as if Sinhalese came to the island with indefinite leave to remain visas endorsed in their passports.

    Don’t you think it is funny, ” pot calling the kettle black”.

  79. wije says:

    “Sri Lanka has a literacy rate of 92%, with negligible difference between men and women. India’s literacy rate is 75%, with over 15% difference between men and women”

    Yet you have 20 Million stupid people in Sri Lanka.

    Literacy rate is a measure of what % of people who are able to read and write.

    It does not measure IQ nor wisdom.

    What good is it to people without wisdom?

    If I could give you examples Weerawansa, Somawansa, Mervyn Silva, Champika, Gota, Prabaharan, Tamil Selvan, Douglas, ……………I suppose were/are able to read and write.

  80. w.m.k.samarasekara says:

    “WHY TAMILS COULDN’T BE SINHALISE OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY?”

    Why couldn’t both stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese who arrived here by Kallathonies leave my ancestral land and go back to their mother country Sinhapura in Lata land and Tamilnadu (South India)?

    We can negotiate with your mother India to accept you as refugees and rehabilitate both in respective camps.

    There were precedent in India accepting Tamils from Burma and Ceylon.I see no reason why India could not accept both of you in the future.

  81. Native Vedda says:
    April 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    w.m.k.samarasekara says:

    “WHY TAMILS COULDN’T BE SINHALISE OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY?”

    Why couldn’t both stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese who arrived here by Kallathonies leave my ancestral land and go back to their mother country Sinhapura in Lata land and Tamilnadu (South India)?

    We can negotiate with your mother India to accept you as refugees and rehabilitate both in respective camps.

    There were precedent in India accepting Tamils from Burma and Ceylon.I see no reason why India could not accept both of you in the future.

    Hello Bloggers,

    Native Vedda’s comment here reflects the sentiment that Veddahs are the inhabitants of the Island. Is it true that Veddahs are only inhabitants? Can anyone enlight the true picture of ancient island to all blogger?

  82. Native Vedda says:
    April 9,

    Why couldn’t stupid Sinhalese who arrived here by Kallathonies leave my ancestral land and go back to their mother country Sinhapura in Lata land We can negotiate with your mother India to accept you as refugees and rehabilitate both in respective camps.
    ———–

    Do you think you are too smart being providing boguest factor about SINHALA.

    YOU MUST KNOW THAT SINHALEES NOT CAME HERE FORM INDIS, BUT SINHA TRIBUTE.
    Otherwise study the history properly.

    samarasekara

  83. “YOU MUST KNOW THAT SINHALEES NOT CAME HERE FORM INDIS, BUT SINHA TRIBUTE.”

    Oh you mean that bestiality story???? 🙂

  84. “If I could give you examples Weerawansa, Somawansa, Mervyn Silva, Champika, Gota, Prabaharan, Tamil Selvan, Douglas, ……………I suppose were/are able to read and write.”

    You missed our dearest DR.D.J, Dr.Kadu Wijesinghe, Dr.G.L.P and Dr.MR in that list N.V
    🙂

  85. w.m.k.samarasekara

    You have manufactured something that I didn’t write. Please refer to what you quoted as I wrote and what I wrote about both stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese.

    You wrote:
    “Why couldn’t stupid Sinhalese who arrived here by Kallathonies leave my ancestral land and go ………………….”

    My original sentence was

    Why couldn’t both stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese who arrived here by Kallathonies leave my ancestral land and go back to their mother country Sinhapura in Lata land and Tamilnadu (South India)?

    You say:

    “Do you think you are too smart being providing boguest factor about SINHALA.”

    You can kick, scream and run around like mad men/women however the facts remain both stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese were Kallathonies from South or North India.

    Please check your genetics and you will find M20 with two important attributes. One you will find both Siinhalese and Tamils have close affinity with South Indians. Second I deduced that those who possess M20 are stupid people.

    Historically both Sinhalese and Tamils have out done each other in every possible way to self destruct. This alone is the necessary and sufficient evidence to reaffirm your stupidity.

    You say:

    “Do you think you are too smart being providing boguest factor about SINHALA.”

    I have always said I am bit thick. I never claimed to be “smart a..e” like you.

    Please do tell us about your Sinhala history and lets see if we can find irrefutable evidence to support your version of myth as history.

    You say:

    “YOU MUST KNOW THAT SINHALEES NOT CAME HERE FORM INDIS, BUT SINHA TRIBUTE.
    Otherwise study the history properly”

    Your sentences are mutilated. Could you form proper sentence in an calm and cool manner.

    Please don’t sit on your brain let your brain sit in your head. It is too difficult a request for you to oblige.

  86. Allan says:

    You have to find your own answer to your own question.

    So please start searching as I don’t want to condition your virgin mind.

  87. Allan says:
    April 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    Native Vedda’s comment here reflects the sentiment that Veddahs are the inhabitants of the Island. Is it true that Veddahs are only inhabitants? Can anyone enlight the true picture of ancient island to all blogger?
    ———————————-

    I have posted in this blog previously (I think in justice Vigeshwaran’s article). I will post a link here again about pre-historic Lanka.

    http://www.lankalibrary.com/geo/dera1.html

    http://www.scenicsrilanka.com/history-of-sri-lanka.html

    Please read the above web sites.

  88. “Option 1. Your immediate enemy will be Tamil-Ealam and not Tamil-Nadu as you suggest.
    Option 2. There will be no Srilanka left. Srilanka will be slowed into Tamil Nadu and it will be called greater Tamil-Madu with a Sinhala minority, will be living (existing) there.”

    Hak hak hak. You’ve been trying for thousands of years- what makes you think you’ll prevail over Sri Lanka next time when even your great emperors from all conquering dynasities ended up havng to scoot back over to Tamil Nadu to lick their wounds?

  89. Hikz!

    To answer your comment, I can write a 3rd option, if Tamil-Nadu became an independent state, and this option is an important one. If Tamil-Nadu became an independent country, you will have no enemy neighbor because, we Srilankan Tamils will capture the whole Island, with the help of Tamil Nadu and rule you like the former Sunni rulers of Iraq. How??? Because, we know you waring capacity for the past 30 years. For a 25,000 mostly, school going poorly equipped marginalized boys and girls fighters, your entire nation’s fighting force of over 300,000 personals with all the international countries arms and assistance were needed to win, the war. Which other best evidence you needed to prove your Sinhala bravery??????

    I did not say the above for a joke, because we know who we are and who you are.

  90. TRN

    Your choice of web scenicsrilanka to educate Allan is in bad taste.

    Just google Vedda, Veddah, indigenous people of Sri Lanka, …etc. You will get good sites.

    If you are keen there are few research papers published by Prof Gananath Obeysekere. There are few papers on JStor.

  91. Dear Native Vedda

    Second I deduced that those who possess M20 are stupid people.

    But don’t Vanniyalatto possess M20 as well?

  92. Dear afool

    If Tamil-Nadu became an independent country, you will have no enemy neighbor because, we Srilankan Tamils will capture the whole Island, with the help of Tamil Nadu and rule you like the former Sunni rulers of Iraq.

    Then it’s a good thing that Tamil Nadu will never become an independent country, isn’t it!

    I don’t think Sri Lankan Tamils will be bad rulers like former Sunni rulers of Iraq. You are calling yourself “Srilankan” instead of “Eelam” Tamil, so I have all the faith in you.

  93. wije says:

    “But don’t Vanniyalatto possess M20 as well?”

    There have been five or more research papers on Sri Lankan Genetics. Why cannot you access and confirm it by yourself.

    Being a lazy and stupid Tamil/Sinhalese does not help you.

  94. Yes afool, because we all know hiding and fighting from behind skirts and children is exactly the same as fighting a conventional war of conquest. Just like your forefathers from Tamil Nadu found out back in the day – wait, where are they now? Oh…
    …And just like you LTTE boys and girls found out from 2006 to 2008, until they decided to revert to the skirts and children strategy (which, in the end, also didn’t work out so great). Oh well. We’re all allowed to dream I suppose, but don’t kid yourself: we know of your ‘warring capacity’ from the past er 2000 or so years. Hak hak hak.

  95. Hikz!

    “we all know hiding and fighting from behind skirts and children is exactly,,,,..”

    Yes Hikz, you are right. This where I also disagreed with the LTTE and warn them since long time, about the consequences. Because, since I was 4 – 5 years of age, my grand mother used to narrate to me many true incidents about our Tamil struggle and described to me how she was once grabbed by her saree by a Srilankan security though in the year 1956 or 1958, in-front of Jaffna Secretariat, for peacefully protesting, for the Tamil-rights, and how she had to take her saree off to escape the hands of the thugs agents of the Sinhala regime, and ran from the scene with her inner wares(skirt and blouse). She described to me which kind of animals you people are and told me your tribe do not have human values or behave like human beings. It was the mistake of the LTTE to take the people with them in anticipation, that the international community would pressurize the Srilankan government to stop the war with the consideration for the peoples safety and their lives. That is the time the international community also realized, the Sinhala tribe came directly from the lion animal and not from a human ancestors. Instead, of protecting its own population, the Srilankan government, gave a free hand to its security animals to torture, rape and kill, as they pleased. Now, SF is saying it was not him and it was others and the state. Funny, criminals are fighting each other. All you tribesmen are barbaric criminals.
    Coming to your point of waring capacity,,, What I will say is, 99.999% of you sinhalese have no brains at all and that is why you are all so bias. Ask any expert in the art of warfare. He/she will second what I said earlier.

  96. Dear afool

    She described to me which kind of animals you people are and told me your tribe do not have human values or behave like human beings.

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother. What did she tell you about the Tamil tribe?

  97. Poor afool, ranting and raving like the local drunk on his pay day.
    But no matter how much you howl and screech, it doesn’t change historical fact – which is that every time some highly intelligent, law abiding, civilised and militarily superior Tamil gets an idea about taking on the Sinhalese and Sri Lanka, they end up losing their head. The 2009 incident was just the latest manifestation of this unfailing pattern.

  98. w.m.k.samarasekara says:
    April 9, 2012 at 6:24 am

    “When aperson/group mixed into the sinhala community, others are not treating him as a second citision.”

    IS THAT SO?WHY YOU ARE NOT LETTING THE KARAWE JOIN YOUR MAIN BHUDDHIST MAHA SANGHA,AND INSTEAD HAVE A SEPERATE SANGHA?
    WHY DOES ONLY GOVIGAMA WHO ARE CONSIDERED THE ORIGINAL SINHALESE ALLOWED TO RULE THE COUNTRY?PREMEDASA BECAME PRESIDENT WITH THE UTMOST DIFFICULTY AFTER MANY YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE AND WORKING HIS ASS OFF FOR THE POOR.NOW HIS SON SAJITH IS HAVING TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY TO BECOME THE LEADER OF THE UNP,THOUGH RANIL HAS LED THE PARTY TO DEFEAT AFTER DEFEAT.
    WHY DID YOU KILL MORE THAN 50000 KARAWE YOUTH IN THE 1971 AND 1989 INSURGENCIES?
    WHY DID YOU PUT A KARAWE GENERAL WHO WON THE WAR FOR YOU IN JAIL,JUST BECAUSE HE WANTED TO BECOME YOUR PRESIDENT?
    WHY DON’T YOU MAKE A NON GOVIGAMA THE PRESIDENT AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT ONCE YOU BECOME A SINHALESE YOU ARE NOT A SECOND CITIZEN AS YOU CLAIM.IS IT BECAUSE YOU SAY THAT EVEN CAT WHO IS FROM THE SOUTH WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO YOUR HOUSE?
    WHY ARE YOU ABDUCTING KARAWE SUCH AS GUNARATHNAM AND DIMUTHU ATTYGALLA JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO START A NEW POLITICAL PARTY?
    SO DON’T YOU THINK THAT IS BETTER THAT THE KARAYAR CONTINUED TO BE KARAYAR INSTEAD OF BECOMING SECOND CITIZEN SINHALESE KARAWE,WHO DID NOT GET WAHT THEY THOUGHT THEY WILL BY BECOMING SINHALESE AND GOT PLAYED OUT EVEN AFTER THEIR VOCIFEROUS ANTI TAMIL HOLLERINGS TO PROVE THEIR SINHALA BHUDDHIST CREDENTIALS.

    SAMARESEKERA,YOU ALSO SAY “WHY TAMILS DON’T BECOME SINHALESE,OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY”.
    THAT IS WHY MORE THAN MILLION HAVE LEFT THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.NOW THEY ARE CALLED THE TAMIL DIASPORA AND NOW YOU CONTINUE TO SPEW VENOM AT THEM TOO THOUGH FORTUNATELY THEY ARE OUT OF REACH.
    LET ME ASK YOU DO YOU THINK SINHALESE ARE THE OWNERS OF THIS COUNTRY?ON WHAT BASIS YOU CLAIM THE OWNERSHIP?
    WHY DON’Y YOU LET THE TAMILS CONTINUE TO BE TAMILS,WITHOUT FORCING THEM TO BECOME SINHALESE?ESPECIALLY ATER THEY HAVE SEEN WHAT HAS HAPPENNED TO THE KARAWE,DURAWE AND SALAGAMA AFTER BECOMING SECOND CLASS SINHALESE.
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOMEONE WANTING TO MAINTAIN THEIR IDENTITY?WHY DO YOU WANT TO CHASE THEM AWAY OUT OF THE COUNTRY FOR THAT?IS THAT A CRIME TO RETAIN THE IDENTITY OF YOUR ANCESTORS?HAVEN’T YOU HEARD OF MULTICULTURALISM AND HOW TOLERANT SOCIETIES GREATLY BENEFIT FROM IT?

  99. shankar says:

    “LET ME ASK YOU DO YOU THINK SINHALESE ARE THE OWNERS OF THIS COUNTRY”

    Once again I want to emphasise the fact that the island is my ancestral homeland whatever maybe the Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryan claim is. They are simply the decentants of Kallathonies. w.m.k.samarasekara could be a recent arrival and a convert who would like to pretend he is more Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryan than the Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryan.

    More Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryans leaving the country than their Tamil bretheren, visiting Sri Lanka as tourists.

    The way things are soon my people will get their island back. Don’t you think it is a reasonable and realistic expectation?

  100. Wije:

    Dear Wije!
    Please, do not take any personal offense of my writing. It is my frustration and my anger making me take you people head on like that. Frustration and anger because of the thinking, why our just Tamil struggle is not paying off all this time even after all these dedications, destructions, losses and loss of precious lives. I do not want to and I do not believe in putting sugar in to my words to tell the same thing to others. Do not think, my grand mother just lived all her life in Jaffna. She lived much of her life among Sinhalese and she can talk good Sinhala and English also and my mom is a very fluent English and Sinhala speaker, unlike me, since she was educated in good English school in a Sinhala area.

    I do not usually like arguing with people, because,

    I do not believe in talking, I believe in action. (actions speak louder than words).

    Arguing with fools will make me also a fool.

  101. Dear afool

    Please, do not take any personal offense of my writing.

    Do not worry, I am ok but thank you for your concern. Also thank you for telling us about your grandmother and mother. They sound like nice ladies.

    why our just Tamil struggle is not paying off all this time even after all these dedications, destructions, losses and loss of precious lives.

    Because under the LTTE, the struggle lost the justice?

    I do not believe in talking, I believe in action. (actions speak louder than words).

    What action would you like to do?

  102. Dear Mr Jeyaraj!

    Your stout defence of Dayan Jayatilleka and praiseworthy efforts to reveal the truth are commendable. But I think his fate is sealed. Such a letter setting the scene for disciplinary action could not have been sent without the President approving. So in that context I see no hope for DJ. The loss is not his but the country would be poorer

  103. I WISH A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO DEAR DBSJ, AND ALL OTHER DEAR BLOG READERS.

    Most of New year functions finished,yet to be complete to seeing friends and relatives.

    Native Vedda says:
    April 10, 2012 at 2:07 am
    w.m.k.samarasekara

    You have manufactured something that I didn’t write
    ——-
    I got only the relavent portion to me.I am not qualified enough to write on behalf of stupit tamils. So it was not wronge.

    I want only point out you that SINHA and SINHALA has no same meaning.SINHA tributs lived in india.If you kind enough to swtich on google you could easly find it. It was sure that Prince WIJAYA and his 700 crue came here from India. some of them voluntary absorbed into prevailing inland tributs called YAKSHA,NAGA,DEVA and ASURA.

    According to MAHAWANSA Prince WIJAYA and KUVENI had two kids namely JEEWAHATHTHA and WISALA. In order to prevent from massecure that took place,both of them ran into the forest VEDDHAS ORIGIN FROM THEM.

    You may known king PANDUKABAYA story. Other wise better to read it. He was the son of DEEGAGAMINIE(a yakksha prince who married UNMADA CHITHTHRA) PrincePANDUKABAYA killed all WIJAYA’S PRESEHT RELATIVES EXCEPT ONE PRINCE.

    Remaining others fully absorbed into above mensioned four tributs. Here after SINHALA nation statted breathing. Therefore SINHALA ROOT IS HERE BUT NOT IN INDIA.

    Tamil people’s roots are in India. That’s why India is always interfering into their welbeing. Yearly most of SINHALEES visiting India, not to see their telatives but to worship to lord buddha.If you check their pilgrim plans, it is limil only buddhoist worship place.

    Tha last para in your comment was referring to siting on the brain. It is western word. But you may agree upon me that only brain it self couldn’t activate,there must be a component call MIND. The western philoshopy still in dark to describing the mind. They kno only know upper mind,lower mind and ID.

    In buddhist way It is some what deeper than western thought. MIND CAN BE ORIGINE IN EYE,EAR,NOCE,THONGUE,BODY AND MIND.

    I am sure that you unable to familler with them, neither I do not want to educate them because your coments stands for you are incapable to grab them.

    Finally what I want to mension to you before studying above mensioned paras don’t quote SINHALEES WERE COMMMING FROM INDIA. IF YOU WILL REPEATE IT AGAIN IT IS OBIOUSE THAT YOU HAVE PRESONAL AGENDA.

    samarasekara

  104. shankar says:
    April 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    WHY YOU ARE NOT LETTING THE KARAWE JOIN YOUR MAIN BHUDDHIST MAHA SANGHA,AND INSTEAD HAVE A SEPERATE SANGHA?
    —————
    You are trying to establish that KARAWE cast treats as a second class citisions. If you read KARAWA IN SRI LANKA book,(writen by a prominent tamil writer) it is sure that you will change your mind. I read this book. Before make futher coments in this regard read this book.

    The second arguemnet was SIYAM NIKAYA HAS LIMIT for only GOVIGAMA CAST.
    It is true,Theough buddhism is against with cast descrimination how it occured?
    It was due to king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe’s order.

    When the king came to see WELIWITA SHAHGA RAJA THERO, in MALWATTE, a samanera bikku roce from his seat. The king annoyed and verified the cause behind it,fund because of his inferear cast comples, he had no strengh to sitting as he stood.

    King SRI WISKRAMA RAJASINGHE ordered hear after not to allow those people to become the monk of siyam nikaya. that is the behind reason.

    If you want to continuing your arguinment in this regard,prior to that follow more orders of king SRI WICKRAMA RAJASINGHE.

    samarasekara

  105. Samarasekera,don’t talk the crap here.When did king wickreme rajasinghe die.yesterday?If you want to change these things you can easily do it.JRJ said except for changing a man into a woman or vise versa,now he can do anything.Even during the british times if you had asked the british to change that rule they would have done it,but as i said earlier when the up country sinhalese were saying that they would not even allow a cat from the south into their house,how do you expect them to allow monks.
    Anyway i don’t believe that rajasinghe changed anything.This mentality was there from time immemorial with the sinhalese who came first always looking down on those that came later from south india and assimiliated with them.Now it is easy to make a tamil nayakkar king the scapegoat.He was a chap who was brought down from tamilnadu because the sinhalese nobles did not have anyone of royal lineage.He was just a puppet and the real power lay with the sinhalese nobles.Why did they not protest at his order,if they felt it was unfair.They did not because as i told you they felt polluted even to bring a cat from the southinto their homes.

  106. shankar says:
    April 17, 2012 at 3:40 am
    Samarasekera,don’t talk the crap here
    ————-
    Why should I give all details a arogen person like you unless you provethat you are a genuinig gentleman.

    There were many king Rajasinghes in Kandy era. But I mensioned only LAST SINHALA KING.
    NO NAYAKKARA KINGS.

    So proceed will you,

    samarasekara

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