Don`t disturb Kadir in his sleep!

  • 13 Jun 2007 12:25:41 GMT

    [ She cannot even influence the thinking of those who fashion the foreign policy of the neighbouring India]

    How is it possible when Rajapakse`s brother `Anything is fair` in dealing with a section of the citizentry, bombing, starvation, kidnapping, extra judicial killings and extortion are rampant in our midst specilly in the North and East.

    How can you persecute a community and expect the world even India to understand such inhuman acts?

    Don`t follow Pakistan whose preoccupation has been training terrorists and bomb her own province only to prompt separation. Now Pakistan gives us arms and bombs to kill our own people. Follow the civilised countries that resolved their problems by negotiations and learn from the mistaes of countries like Pakistan and Israel.

  • 13 Jun 2007 12:41:19 GMT

    Nirupam... i think gotabhaya said `anything`s fair when it comes to terrorism` and not a certain segment of the citizenry like you have said

  • 13 Jun 2007 12:56:17 GMT


    He was talking about busing Tamils with children and women to north nand East. There are terrorists, murderers and rapists in every society you cannot lump all those tamils who fled from the abductions and killings by Paramilitaries and SLAF.

  • 13 Jun 2007 13:04:56 GMT


    you have to take in it in context to the whole article...

    he had said that all is fair when it comes to fighting terror... which is the same strategy adopted by almost every country who has to deal with terrorism issues...

    having said that...i think how gosl treated those innocent tamil civilians in colombo was really bad..

    totally wrong move at the wrong time... bloody idiots

  • 14 Jun 2007 01:39:47 GMT

    [ICES (International Centre for Ethnic Studies)was the brainchild of the slain Dr Neelan Thiruchelvam. While it has a fabulous library (particularly after cronies in the Premadasa Govt. decided to burn down the Jaffna Library, I visted this place to conduct my own research into the ethnic conflict) it was also used as a meeting place for think-tanks who are a bunch of foreign-funded and recipients of foreign fellowships and scholarships. The funds were utilised within this elite group who accompanied Neelan everywhere not unlike Mahinda Rajapakse and his retinue of 95 to Jordan.

    Now Kadir`s baby, this new think-tank consortium is slowly but surely turning into Foreign Ministry`s private dachau.

    Politicans and think-tanks. Not much of a difference except the standards of the people who these think-tanks are meant to be helping after acquiring valuable knowledge and expertise have not improved due to donors spending such vast amounts of dollars, yens, deutsche marks and sterling pounds. Civilians are on the verge of starvation but our think-tanks will travel to discuss their poverty and return with designer labels and arangements to go on the next conflict resolution conference in Geneva and South Africa.]

  • 14 Jun 2007 03:02:00 GMT

    This ia the minister having a Western life style in one of the poorest countires (ie, Sri Lanka) on the planet at government expenses (ie, poor money earned by thousands of SL women in middle east).

    No wonder this guy looks like a pig (not a tanl) !, what a shame miniser, please eat your breakfast at home, not at the institture dedicated to Kadir ?. What do you eat for breakfast, parrippu and pan (dahl and bread) ? as other your coutrypersons do if they got a chance to eat anything.

    No wonder that the counrey is going down the drain when pigs like him running the show. Minsiter, don`t eat too much because you will ne burned in the hell when you go there. It would take time to burn you.

  • 18 Jun 2007 13:25:15 GMT

    This is the editorial of The Island on 13/06/2007.