Mahinda Rajapaksa Is A Sinhalese Extremist – Lee Kuan Yew

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa Is A Sinhalese Extremist – Lee Kuan Yew


    Lee Kuan Yew, the Father of Singapore and father of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore has described Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a Sinhalese Extremist and what happened in Sri Lanka in 2009 as ethnic cleansing.


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    This statement of Lee is a matter with great import. All these years criticism from outside was dismissed by the Sri Lankan government as by colonialists. But this is by a respected Asian leader. After Singapore’s Senior Minister has spoken thus, will Singapore feel free to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November?

    These comments were made during lengthy conversations with the author of the book

    Prof. Thomas Plate, Citizen Singapore: How To Build A Nation – Conversations with Lee Kwan Yew, Marshall Cavendish, 2011.

    Surprisingly such comments of great import in a 2011 book are making it into the public domain only 2 years later.

    Author Thomas Gordon Plate is an American journalist, internationally syndicated columnist and a Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA as its Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies.

    Specifically Lee Kuan Yew has said of President Rajapaka and Sri Lanka, “[Sri Lanka] is not a happy, united country. Yes, they have beaten the Tamil Tigers this time, but the Sinhalese who are less capable are putting down a minority of Jaffna Tamils who are more capable. They were squeezing them out. That’s why the Tamils rebelled. But I do not see them ethnic cleansing all two million-plus Jaffna Tamils. The Jaffna Tamils have been in Sri Lanka as long as the Sinhalese.”

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahinda-rajapaksa-is-a-sinhalese-extremist-lee-kuan-yew/
     
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  3. Kito

    Kito Regular Member

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    Lee Kuan Yew considered as a strict ruler when he started to develop Singapore.
    Thanks to MR there is no Tamil tiger terrorists in SL now.
     
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    As long as you resist impartial trial of Sri Lankan army of human rights voilation and killings of civilians, the chance for Tamil resurgence will always be there...
     
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    Impartial by whose standards?
     
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    Chineese standards !!
     
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    Lee Kuan Yew is a very outspoken man.

    He has displayed greater vision than many world leaders.

    He is right when he feels the Tamils are more productive and competent that the Sri Lankese.

    That is why the British brought Tamils to grow and cultivate and activate the tea industry of SL as SL labour were lazy and unimaginative.

    Will the Tamils once again get into the mood to rebel?

    It appears so and it is again going to be because of the shortsightedness of Rajapakse since he is planning to abrogate the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

    SL fears that in the event of the Tamil National Alliance being elected to rule the proposed NPC it could pave the way for a Tamil Eelam state since the TNA was allegedly notorious as an LTTE proxy during the hey days of the latter and SL feels that the victory gained by defeating the LTTE could be reversed. Elections to the NPC would be conducted in the predominantly Tamil majority districts of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar.
     
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    What is there to be told ? We all know it.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    One requires to be reminded since human memory is short.

    And in the interim, lies, damned lies and statistics are pushed in by those who are fascinated by statistics!
     
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    No chance again. Even there is no single bomb blast since 2009. I expected some random bomb blasts until few years... Tamils percentage is getting reduce and Moors percentage on rise. so with in next decade Moors will become the Sri Lanka's second ethnic.
     
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    Kito.......U r an Empty Vessel making more noise...Check the History of TAMILS....and the present strength and future of Tamils....Note this..One day Tamils will be having their own Home land in Sri Lanka...Where Tamils are the original Species and u murderers are migrators.

    Twenty Five Years a group of Tamils screwed you and you guys (Racist, Murderers) slept with Chinese and Indians, Pakis and many allies who want to have their interest succeed and ganged and demolished them and now you see very soon...all the Tamils will be screwing you and oneday will achieve the independence through GANDHIAN way of Non Violent Movements....U watch and the WHole world will acknowledge...
     
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    By Moor are you implying the Muslims?

    Are you suggesting that they are prolific breeders?

    Is that the reason why you all are wetting your pants and going hell for leather against them and burning up their mosques?

    Good that the Moors will overtake the Tamils.

    They you will understand which side of the bread is buttered!

    And hopefully you will be made to fast during Ramazan to understand the importance of self cleansing and sacrifice!

    You need to learn both!
     
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    Sometimes it is difficult to accept the truth for some people.
    what they got after 25 yrs? they got reduced their percentage now SL Tamil percentage is around 11%. SL Moors percentage is around 9%.
     
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    And as per you the Muslims are dipping their wick in frenzied fury to become the second largest population in SL.

    How more insensitive can you be?
     
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    SL Moors is a official ethnic group in SL. Yep, they are Muslims.

    Mosque incident is happened due to new mosque in wrong place. RDA has allowed to keep their mosque in their old location and resolved the matter.
    Sinhalese have no issue with dealing with moderate people. Colombo Meyer and Western Province Governor are Moors.
     
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    it will depend on whether the tamil community and global diaspora can form an economy

    if they can - it will make a heck of a difference to their cause
     
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    You thought the same some 35 years back and were over confident in subjugating & killing of Tamils which lead to Tamil rebellions against you… You may not be lucky this time...

    BTW going by the current Sinhala onslaughts on Moors, there is all likelihood of Moors & Tamils combine against Sinhala’s racisms... Too much confidence thats what we want from you
     
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    Lee was not wishy washy at all towards ethnical clashes.

    SL has a good chance to grow into another Singapore thanks to your strategic location. Like Singapore which is a mega shipping hub for the region SL is steadily building your world class port facilities; Like Singapore of 70+ï¼… Chinese SL is consisting of probably 80ï¼… Sinhalese well dominant to steer the country.

    Of course SL has to stay clear of ethnic extremists (TNA) or religious frenzies so as to steam ahead.

    Sent from my 5910 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Lee has got afraid that Sri Lanka will steal the economical opportunities of Singapore. We all know that Lee has openly acknowledge that mistakes done by Sri Lanka is what made the way for the Singapore miracle.

    Sri Lanka`s mistakes taught Singapore to do different: Lee Kwan Yew - Sri Lanka

    In the above statement he has not disclosed the real mistakes Sri Lanka has done. Those mistakes are the economical mistakes such as delaying the Hamabantota port project. Therefore it is easy to understand why Lee is calling the MR a bad person.
     
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    Brilliant!! Well said...
     
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    what we saw so far is military action against a terrorist group. There wasn't a conflict between SL Tamils and Sinhalese even during the war.
     

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