அரசியல் பிரச்சாரத்தின் ஆதாரக் கோட்பாடு

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அரசியல் பிரச்சாரத்தின் ஆதாரக் கோட்பாடு.

'' நீதி, மதம், அரசியல், சமுதாயம் சம்பந்தமான எல்லாவித சொல்லடுக்குகளுக்கும் பிரகடனங்களுக்கும் வாக்குறுதிகளுக்கும் பின்னே ஏதாவதொரு வர்க்கத்தின் நலன்கள் ஒழிந்து நிற்பதைக் கண்டுகொள்ள மக்கள் தெரிந்துகொள்ளாத வரையில் அரசியலில் அவர்கள் முட்டாள்தனமான ஏமாளிகளாகவும் தம்மைத் தாமே ஏமாற்றிக்கொள்வோராகவும் இருந்தனர், எப்போதும் இருப்பார்கள். பழைய ஏற்பாடு ஒவ்வொன்றும் எவ்வளவுதான் காட்டு மிராண்டித் தனமாகவும் அழுகிப் போனதாகவும் தோன்றிய போதிலும் ஏதாவது ஒரு ஆளும்வர்க்கத்தின் சக்தியைக் கொண்டு அது நிலைநிறுத்தப்பட்டு வருகிறது. சீர்திருத்தங்கள், அபிவிருத்திகள் ஆகியவற்றின் ஆதரவாளர்கள் இதை உணராத வரையில் பழைய அமைப்பு முறையின் பாதுகாவலர்கள் அவர்களை என்றென்றும் முட்டாளாக்கிக் கொண்டே இருப்பார்கள். இந்த வர்க்கங்களின் எதிர்ப்பைத் தகர்த்து ஒழிப்பதற்கு ஒரே ஒரு வழிதான் உண்டு. அது என்ன?

பழைமையைத் துடைத்தெறியவும் புதுமையைச் சிருக்ஷ்டிக்கவும் திறன் பெற்றவையும், சமுதாயத்தில் தாங்கள் வகிக்கும் ஸ்தானத்தின் காரணமாக அப்படிச் சிருக்ஷ்டித்துக் தீரவேண்டிய நிர்ப்பந்தத்திலிருக்கிறவையுமான சக்திகளை, நம்மைச் சூழ்ந்துள்ள இதே சமுதாயத்துக்குள்ளேயே நாம் கண்டுபிடித்து, அந்தச் சக்திகளுக்கு ஞானமூட்டிப் போராட்டத்துக்கு ஸ்தாபன ரீதியாகத் திரட்ட வேண்டும். இது ஒன்றேதான் வழி. ''

மாமேதை தோழர் லெனின்
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

இறுதிக்கட்ட யுத்தத்தின் இனப்படுகொலையாளன் மைத்திரி!


Open to new approach in Geneva: Sri Lanka

Open to new approach in Geneva: Sri Lanka

SUHASINI HAIDAR


 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweerain New Delhi on Monday.— PHOTO: PTI

The new Sri Lankan government will take a different position from the Rajapaksa regime when it comes to dealing with the international community on allegations of human rights violations, visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has told the Indian government.

“Our government will take a new approach to the U.N. Human Rights Council process in Geneva. We will offer a domestic mechanism for this, which could be supported by international agencies,” he said.

Asked if President Maithripala Sirisena, who was the acting Defence Minister for a short period during the end of the LTTE war when most of the atrocities are believed to have occurred, would himself explain the Army’s actions, Mr. Samaraweera said: “My President will cooperate fully with a domestic investigation into the issue.” Speaking to a group of media organisations after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, Mr. Samaraweera said his meetings in Delhi had been “warm and fruitful,” even as the leaders announced a host of upcoming bilateral meetings.

Mr. Sirisena is expected to visit India in February, his first international visit after taking over. Mr. Modi will visit Colombo in March, which would be the first state visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka since 1987. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Sri Lanka ahead of that and also chair the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting at the time.

In the new Sri Lankan government’s most detailed explanation so far of its reconciliation policy for the Tamil-majority provinces, Mr. Samaraweera told Indian journalists that the government had already moved on two demands of the TNA government. To begin with, Mr. Sirisena replaced the military governor of the Northern Province with former U.N. official and diplomat H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, a promise the former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, had made but never delivered.

The government was also identifying people whose land had been in military use. It would reverse their relocation, he said. While ruling out an international inquiry of the kind pushed for by the U.S., and cleared by the UNHRC in 2014, Mr. Samaraweera hoped that some middle ground would be worked out during this year’s meeting in Geneva in March. Much of the acrimony towards Sri Lanka at the UNHRC was “brought upon Sri Lanka by the previous government’s position,” he said. He also said the government was committed to implementing the contentious “13th amendment” of the Constitution on devolution of powers to Tamil-majority areas, but would start discussions with all parties after the next parliamentary elections.

While downplaying concerns about the resurgence of the LTTE among the Tamil diaspora, Mr. Samaraweera said the new government would welcome back all Sri Lankans who had fled the country over the past few years.

Monday, 19 January 2015

வெளியுறவுக் கொள்கையில் இந்தியாவுக்கே முன்னுரிமை: மங்கள சமரவீர


வெளியுறவுக் கொள்கையில் இந்தியாவுக்கே முன்னுரிமை -  

சர்வதேச விவகார அமைச்சர் மங்கள சமரவீர 18 ஜனவரி 2015


இந்தியாவிற்கு விஜயம் மேற்கொண்டுள்ள இலங்கையின் புதிய வெளிவிவகார அமைச்சர் மங்கள சமரவீர அந்த நாட்டின் வெளிவிவகார அமைச்சர் சுஷ்மாசுவராஜை சந்தித்து பேச்சுவார்த்தைகளை மேற்கொண்டுள்ளதுடன் புதிய அரசாங்கத்தின் திட்டங்கள் குறித்து விபரித்துள்ளார்.

பிரதமர் நரேந்திர மோடியின் தலைமையிலான இந்தியாவை இலங்கை ஓரு வரப்பிரசாதமாக  கருதுவதாக மங்களசமரவீர குறிப்பிட்டார் என இந்திய வெளியுறவு பேச்சாளர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்

மேலும் பதவி ஏற்று ஐந்து நாட்களில் தான் இந்தியாவிற்கு விஜயம் மேற்கொண்டுள்ளமை இலங்கை வெளிவிவகார கொள்கைகளில் இந்தியாவிற்கே முன்னுரிமை அளிப்பதை புலப்படுத்துவதாகவும் மங்களசமரவீர தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

இன்றைய சந்திப்பின்போது மீனவர்கள் விவகாரம், தமிழர்கள் நல்வாழ்வு, வர்த்தகம் உள்ளிட்ட பல்வேறு விவகாரங்கள் குறித்து விவாதிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன.

அதே சமயத்தில் இலங்கையில் தெரிவாகியுள்ள புதிய ஜனாதிபதி மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேனவின் இந்தியப் பயணம் குறித்தும் அப்போது ஆலோசனைகள் நடைபெற்றதாகவும் கூறப்படுகிறது. 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sri Lanka Elections: Was India's RAW Behind Rajapaksa's Defeat?

Sri Lanka Elections: Was India's RAW Behind Rajapaksa's Defeat?
By Neha Singh January 18, 2015 12:22 IST
   
Sri Lanka has 'expelled' the Colombo station chief of India's spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) for allegedly plotting against former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 presidential elections that eventually led to his defeat.

Sri Lankan President
 Mahinda Rajapaksa. Reuters File
Though a spokesperson for India's external affairs ministry denied expulsion and preferred to call it a 'routine decision', political and intelligence sources in both countries said otherwise.

The sources said that in December last year, India was asked to recall the agent who allegedly was instrumental in encouraging the present Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to quit Rajapaksa's cabinet and defect from the Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP), Reuters reported.

The agent also played a pivotal role in putting up Sirisena as the joint opposition candidate, Reuters added.

A 28 December report in Sri Lanka's Sunday Times newspaper also said that the agent lost his job in Colombo due to his "links with the common opposition."

The agent was also accused of convincing former prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe not to enter the fray and instead support somebody who stood a good chance of defeating Rajapaksa, said an Indian official and a Sri Lankan lawmaker.

The agent was also keeping touch with the country's former president Chandrika Kumaratunga.
"They actively were involved, talking to Ranil, getting those things organised, talking to Chandrika," the lawmaker told Reuters and confirmed that the RAW agent was asked to leave.

Wickremasinghe's spokesperson said that he met the agent "two or three times" but was probably not aware of the agent's real identity. RAW agents are given diplomatic cover during their overseas assignments to enjoy immunity.

Rajapaksa preferred not to comment on RAW's role in his defeat and said "won't suspect anybody until I get my real facts."

"There are certain things you don't talk about... there were clear signs of a deep campaign by foreign elements," said a close associate of the Rajapaksa family. 

Rajapaksa's China tilt irked India

Analysts attribute India's manoeuvres against Rajapaksa's pro-China stance and India's perceived security concerns.

An Indian official said that matters reaching a flashpoint when Sri Lanka allowed Chinese submarines to dock in Sri Lankan waters twice last year without informing India, in violation of an agreed maritime pact.

"The turning point in the relationship was the submarines. There was real anger," the Indian security official said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also raised the issue with Rajapaksa at a meeting in New York.

India moves quickly

India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha met Sirisena to greet him after the results were announced on 9 January, indicating signs of shifting allegiances. It is worth highlighting here that the China's ambassador was only able to meet the new president six days later.

Sirisena has already said that India is the first, main concern" of his foreign policy and that his first foreign visit next month will be to his country's largest neighbour in South Asia.

Insight: Indian spy's role alleged in Sri Lankan president's election defeat - Reuters

Insight: Indian spy's role alleged in Sri Lankan president's election defeat

BY JOHN CHALMERS AND SANJEEV MIGLANI
COLOMBO/NEW DELHI Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:22am IST

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa reacts during his final rally ahead of presidential election in Piliyandala January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanaw
(Reuters) - Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India's spy agency in the run-up to this month's presidential election, political and intelligence sources said, accusing him of helping the opposition oust President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

An Indian foreign ministry spokesman denied any expulsion and said that transfers were routine decisions. Rajapaksa, voted out of office in the Jan 8 election, told Reuters he did not know all the facts while the new government in Colombo has said it is aware of the reports but cannot confirm them.

But several sources in both Colombo and New Delhi said India was asked to recall the agent in December for helping gather support for joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena after persuading him to ditch Rajapaksa's cabinet.

A sketchy report in Sri Lanka's Sunday Times newspaper on December 28 said that "links with the common opposition" had cost India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) station chief his job in Colombo.

India has often been involved in the internal politics of the small island nation off its southern coast - it sent troops there in 1987 in a botched effort to broker peace between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels.

Rajapaksa's unexpected defeat after two terms in office coincided with growing concern in India that it was losing influence in Sri Lanka because of the former president's tilt toward regional rival China.

The concern turned to alarm late last year when Rajapaksa allowed two Chinese submarines to dock in Sri Lanka without warning New Delhi as he should have under a standing agreement, the sources said.

Sirisena, the new president, has said he will visit New Delhi on his first foreign trip next month and has said India is the "first, main concern" of his foreign policy.

An Indian official said the RAW agent was recalled after complaints that he had worked with Sri Lanka's usually fractious opposition parties to agree on a joint contender for the election. Then, he was accused of facilitating meetings to encourage several lawmakers, among them Sirisena, to defect from Rajapaksa's party, the official said.

The agent was accused of playing a role in convincing the main leader of the opposition and former prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe not to contest against Rajapaksa in the election and stand aside for someone who could be sure of winning, said the officer and a Sri Lankan lawmaker who also maintains close contacts with India.

The agent was also in touch with former president Chandrika Kumaratunga, who was a key player in convincing Sirisena to stand, said the officer and the lawmaker, who also confirmed that the agent had been asked to leave.

"They actively were involved, talking to Ranil, getting those things organised, talking to Chandrika," the lawmaker told Reuters.

"CERTAIN THINGS YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT"

Wickremasinghe, who is now prime minister again in Sirisena's government, met "two or three times" with the man identified as the agent in the months before the vote, as well as with the Indian high commissioner, or ambassador, the prime minister's spokesman said.

"They discussed the current political situation," Wickremasinghe's spokesman said, but he denied that the Indians had advised him. "He does not know if he advised other politicians."It was not clear if Wickremasinghe was aware at the time that he was meeting with an intelligence official. India's RAW officers are usually given diplomatic posts when assigned to foreign missions.

Former president Kumaratunga did not respond to requests for comment.

Rajapaksa declined to confirm the involvement of India in the campaign against him.

"I don't know, I won't suspect anybody until I get my real facts," he said at his party headquarters.

"There are certain things you don't talk about," a close associate of the Rajapaksa family said, but added that "there were clear signs of a deep campaign by foreign elements."

Sri Lanka's then defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa - a brother of the former president - complained about the agent's activities to Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in November when Doval was visiting the island nation for a defence seminar, the Indian official said.

Another Indian official, who monitors the region for security threats, said New Delhi had been watching Beijing's growing influence and heavy investments in Sri Lanka under Rajapaksa, who visited China seven times since becoming president in 2005.

But India was stunned and angry last year when the Chinese submarines docked in Sri Lanka on two separate occasions, a step New Delhi saw as part of Beijing's "string of pearls" strategy to secure a foothold in South Asia and maritime access through the Indian Ocean.

"The turning point in the relationship was the submarines. There was real anger," the Indian security official said.

Indian military officials said that New Delhi reminded Sri Lanka it was obliged to inform its neighbours about such port calls under a maritime pact, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue with Rajapaksa at a meeting in New York.

In a possible sign of shifting allegiances, India's top envoy in Colombo, High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha, presented Sirisena with a large bouquet of flowers just hours after the results were announced on Jan 9. China's ambassador was only able to meet the new president six days later.

(Additional reporting by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Former Prisoner Fonseka claims: MR sent 2000 troops in an attempt to stage a coup.



Fonseka claims 2000 troops sent
January 16, 2015 18:44

Sarath fonseka Former army chief General Sarath Fonseka has claimed that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had moved 2000 troops into Colombo three days before the election results in an attempt to stage a coup.

In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Fonseka said that troops brought in from the Northern Command were deployed in and around Colombo in two circles – one in the metropolitan area around Temple Trees, Rajapaksa’s official residence; and an outer circle that covered the Election Commission office.

“If any security is needed the Inspector General of Police has to be informed by Election Commissioner,” said Fonseka. But no rules were followed in this case, he said.

Fonseka, who was arrested by Rajapaksa for sedition in 2010, says the new government has proof of this and that they ordered the troops back into their garrisons after the results came out.

Mangala Samaraweera, the Foreign Minister and a close aide to the new President told NDTV that Rajapaksa held a meeting at Temple Trees in the late hours of January 9, as votes were being counted, attended by his brother Gotabhaya, the Foreign Minister and the Chief Justice among others.

“At around 4 am, the Attorney General was summoned along with the army chief and IG of Police,” said Samaraweera.

But, the Attorney General refused, stating that this amounted to treason. The security chiefs were also reluctant to go ahead with the plan.

“It was because of their courage, that Sri Lanka’s democracy survived,” said Samaraveera.

The government has ordered the CID to conduct an inquiry into the incident. But many have been suspicious of its intentions after President Sirisena took over leadership of the SLFP, Rajapakse’s party, this morning, effectively making it an SLFP-led government.

Both Fonseka and Samaraweera have maintained that the inquiry will be fair and action taken.

“If there is sufficient evidence, then the law will take its course,” said Samaraweera at his office in the Ministry.

மைத்திரி ஆட்சிப்பாதை-சீன முதலீடு தொடரும்!


இருதரப்பு ஒப்பந்தங்களைத் தொடர்ந்தும் முன்னெடுக்கவுள்ளதாக இலங்கைக்கான சீனத் தூதரகம் தெரிவிப்பு
 Jan 16, 2015  Bella Dalima

இலங்கையுடன் காணப்படுகின்ற இருதரப்பு ஒப்பந்தங்களைத் தொடர்ந்தும் முன்னெடுக்கவுள்ளதாக இலங்கைக்கான சீனத் தூதரகம் தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

இலங்கைக்கான சீனத் தூதுவர் மற்றும் பிரதமர் ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்கவுடனான சந்திப்பின் பின்னர்  வெளியிட்டுள்ள அறிக்கையிலேயே இந்த விடயம் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

சீனத் தூதுவர் ஜீயெங்ஹோ  மற்றும் பிரதமர் ரணில்  விக்ரமசிங்க ஆகியோர் சந்தித்து  இருதரப்பு ஒத்துழைப்புகள் தொடர்பில் கலந்துரையாடியதாக  சீனத்தூதரகம் தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

இரு தரப்புகளுக்கு இடையில் மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டுள்ள அபிவிருத்தித் திட்டங்களுக்கான நிவாரணங்கள் மற்றும் ஒப்பந்தங்களைத் தொடர்ந்தும் முன்னெடுக்க இதன் போது  தீர்மானிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

அத்துடன், இரண்டு நாடுகளுக்கு இடையில் நிலவும்  நீண்டகால தொடர்புகளை மேலும் வலுப்படுத்தி பல துறைகளில் முதலீடுகளை மேற்கொள்ள பிரதமர் ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க உத்தேசித்துள்ளதாக சீனத் தூதரகம் வெளியிட்டுள்ள அறிக்கையில் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இதன் பிரகாரம்,  சீன முதலீட்டாளர்கள்  பலர் எதிர்வரும் காலங்களில்  இங்கு தமது வியாபார நடவடிக்கைகளை முன்னெடுக்கவுள்ளதால்  இரு நாடுகளுக்கும் நன்மை கிட்டும் எனவும் தூதரகம் வெளியிட்டுள்ள அறிக்கையில் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

M.I.A's Channel 4 Interview

Rapper M.I.A. tells Channel 4 News that though she still wants former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to face a war crimes trial, the priority is getting the country's Tamils their basic needs.
Maya Arulpragasam, the Sri Lankan Tamil recording artist, spoke to Channel 4 News following the defeat of Rajapaksa, a man accused of presiding over war crimes at the end of Sri Lanka's civil war, in Sri Lanka's election.