A patriot guillotined!

  • 20 Jul 2009 17:19:51 GMT

    This whole Article is useless in one sense.

    See below.

    [ Dayan may not be a diplomatic role model. He is said to lack diplomatic finesse. Yes, he is not well versed in diplomatic double-speak. His weakness is that he more often than not lets his intellectual prowess get the better of the diplomat that he is required to be and calls a spade a spade. ]

    It explains why Dayan is not suitable for a Diplomatic job.

    He was given a very responsible position. He used it to describe his personal view. So, he thought the Sri Lankan govt is the Person Called Dayan Jayathilake.

    So, do you get why I say that this whole article is useless.

    Dayan is self-sabotaging him. He is emotional, Irresponsible, idiotic.

    In politics, there are no SPADES. there is more than one way. So calling spade is a spade again just CRAP.

    I say, EVEN the ISALND NEWS PAPER is useless. they try to maintain the so called middle ground at whose expense. You people are stupid and die for money. The pen has a greater role. But, Island is not doing that.

    DO you get any other TAMIL - EDITOR run newspapers whether it is in English or in Tamil, they talk within a middle ground. For them, it is always the Tamils Political Grievance as aspirations and Sinhalas are BAD to worse people.

  • 20 Jul 2009 17:27:35 GMT

    AnuD,

    In fact it is a well written article and promotes the Sinhala cause as well.

    There are many professional foreign service officers but they are incapable of doing a job as Dayan did. The Government should have waited until his turn is over.

  • 20 Jul 2009 18:57:39 GMT

    If some one says Dayan was lacking in his role as a diplomat, s/he is not aware of what he has achieved in last two years. that also amidst all the disruptions from a UNP foreign minister.

    Dayan was respected and listened to by all decent diplomats there, even though some of them were trying to reverse his work.

    Recent positive events in UN would not have been possible if not for him. End of the day, countries voted for Sri Lanks despite UK, US and whole Europe pressing for a vote against. That was a collective effort and Dayan`s contribution in it was enormous. Educated diplomats from various countries who personally did not condone US, UK World order, silently admired Dayan and his views. And that was reflected in UN voting.

    If Sri Lanks get rid of him for his personal views,that is their lost. The guy can have a much better life out side of this political mess.

    And if you doubt who has `personal views` that harms the country, it is non other that FM himself. He will not tolerate who ever tries to do a decnt job in foreign ministry. Just ask Palitha Kohane.

  • 20 Jul 2009 19:19:27 GMT

    I think it`s your government that needs a course in diplomacy, not Dayan.

    I am realy getting flabbergasted by all the stupid reactions and interactions of your government while they are begging for yet another loan.

  • 20 Jul 2009 22:05:17 GMT

    [used to pull heavy loads or kota adina ali and those maintained at a huge cost to be paraded in processions or perahere yana ali. And kota adina ali never get either caparisoned or fairly treated.]

    Perahere yana samahara ali kotath adinawa!. Apart for the temple elephant or the dewala elephants who take the `karanduwa` most of the other elephants who parade in any perahera are working elephants. The author of the article does not seem to known that fact!

  • 21 Jul 2009 00:18:43 GMT

    The elephant that heaved logs in Geneva!!

  • 21 Jul 2009 16:07:12 GMT

    [ In fact it is a well written article and promotes the Sinhala cause as well. ]

    A agree, I should have put it in a different way.

    IT is very well written article for a useless theme.