Forgive us, Kadir!

  • 12 Aug 2009 04:56:28 GMT

    Today we have people saying that Ranil also deserve some credit for ending the LTTE. But nobody has even mentioned the hard work done by Kadiragarmer. He was the greatest politician this country ever had. Even the JVP was willing to accept him as Prime minister.

  • 12 Aug 2009 09:55:14 GMT

    [He pitted himself against the well-oiled LTTE propaganda machine successfully and prevented Sri Lanka`s isolation internationally.]

    great article.... the very reason for the LTTE to hate him and fear him... thus him being a top priority target for the LTTE..... his life should have been protected more...:(....

    [Although President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake and the whole caboodle of ministers are busy unveiling hurriedly put up war memorials even in schools, the Kadirgamar statue is still lying in a crate exposed to the elements in the backyard of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute. What a shame!]

    I hope MR will at least realize the service Mr.Kadirgamar did to the country and at least build a proper memorial..... it is a shame indeed!!that nobody is taking care of this matter......

    May you Rest in Peace Sir!!

  • 12 Aug 2009 13:23:59 GMT

    If there was a true Sri Lankan son in our living memory, that is sir Lakshman Kadiragamar..A wonderful human being...We are so unfortunate to loose you in this time of peace..

  • 12 Aug 2009 19:22:22 GMT

    A brilliant man and one that Sri Lanka truly misses. Lakshman Kadiragamar.

  • 13 Aug 2009 03:37:05 GMT

    He would have been so happy now :(

  • 13 Aug 2009 10:08:58 GMT

    Lakshman Kadiragamar is undoubtedly the most patriotic Sri Lankan Politician ever grace the political hierachy following independence from British in my view. Being a Tamil, it is extraordinarily special as up to now all tamil politicians are still showing their genetic allegiance to where they have come from as remnants of invaders, smugglers and as slaves to work in tea plantation under British occupation. This community always keep one leg in Sri Lanka and one leg in the place where they have come from and therefore, never ever able to be patriotic. That is why they talk about aspirations and they never talk about special grievances as there are no such thing in existence. Because of this genetic allegiance, the Tamils never wholeheartedly love Sri Lanka and therfore no patriotism from them as well. In the midst of that, people like Kadir is extraordinarily inspirational to any true patriotic Sri Lankan who genuinely love Sri Lanka and consider Sri Lanaka as Motherland.

    Since Rohitha Boggolagam s name is mentioned, I would like to mention that there is no comparison between Lakshman Kadiargamar and Bogollagama as Foreign Ministers or any other way as everybody knows the Brilliance, Intelectual Power, Oratority, and articulate manner of his presentations during his daunting task of reparing the damage to Sri Lanka done by LTTE in the international arena, which he succeded finally, which paved the way for the others to follow in Foreign policy. So, in this respect, Bogolloagama is a mere passenger in my view.

    Kadir s importance is more felt in the presence of poiliticans such as CBK and Ranil as everybody knows that as stooges of foreing powers CBK has tried to divide Sri Lanka in to five provinces with a federal structure and Ranil virtually given the North & East to terrorist by an agreement.

    Similarly, it is very unfortunate that even the present government specifically person like President Mahinda Rajapakse being a patriot of highest calibre among the politicians in recent history of Sri Lanka has not made any comments about the yeoman services rendered by Hon. late Lakhsman Kadiragamar as true son of Sri Lanka.

    Finally, I hope that Tamils in Sri Lanka with the inspiration of people like great Kadir may begin to think of Sri Lanka as their Motherland and Loving as their country rather than thinking of Tamil CHAUVINISM, which is dated back to 1930 s.

    By: Nimal Tissa Wijetunga on August 13, 2009

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