Video: India tight-lipped as US wedging into region: Wimal

9 May 2013 06:00 pm - 40     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


National Freedom Front (NFF) MP and Minister Wimal Weerawansa said today that the United States was making its way into the region and India had become powerless in this backdrop.

Expressing concerns over the reports on the US plan to sign a contract with the Maldivian Government to establish a military base, he said, India was paving the way for it.
Video by Sanath Desmond

“The US is trying to breach the region with their power. India is also silent on the issue. There was a time when Indian authorities objected to the setting up of Voice of America (VOA) service in Iranawila. It seems present rulers of India are powerless,” he said.

He said recent attacks on Sri Lankans and protests against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu were a result of a contract given by former US State Secretary Hilary Clinton to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyalalitha Jayaram.

Speaking about the northern provincial election, he said, holding this election without removing police and land powers mentioned in the 13 amendment would endanger the unitary status of the country.  

If the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) wins the northern election it will use police and land power to the maximum and take out the Sinhalese and Muslim people from the north along with the military camps, he said.

“So far, a provincial council has never used its all land and police powers. But if the TNA wins the northern election they will most likely use all the power to remove Sinhalese and Muslims from the North. The TNA is trying to divide the country constitutionally as the LTTE couldn’t do it through terrorism,” he said. (Sanath Desmond and Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 40

  • Douglas Thursday, 09 May 2013 06:40 PM

    Well said sir.

    Grace Friday, 10 May 2013 01:58 AM

    Fast to death in the vicinity of the Indian High Commission with a lemon puff.

    true footpath Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Total rubbish, you never talk anything in sanity. via DM Android App

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 09 May 2013 06:57 PM

    Ah! Once again opened the mouth. Where was he all this time?

    Sarath Jay Thursday, 09 May 2013 07:26 PM

    Here come again , card board hero . Man who is good at talk the talk but no walk the walk. He will get more preferential votes next time.
    Long live our voters

    sri lankan Friday, 10 May 2013 07:29 AM

    Lal what a fool you are... I feel sorry for you

    Wasanthi Mala Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Weerawansa is a gutless and clueless moron to blame indian government to not have backbone. He does not know that India has been really enjoying the support of USA after soviet Russia collapsed.

    gamini samarasinghe Saturday, 11 May 2013 05:33 AM

    Leaders are men! Technology is God's.
    God gives technology when he decides!

    SAI Friday, 10 May 2013 04:25 AM


    Canadian Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:14 PM

    He is back, my great entertainer

    Real Peace Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:32 PM

    ho...ha..miow....rrr..peee...dum...cree...sss...vol......Do you understand what I am talking...??!!

    Bandula Abeysekera Friday, 10 May 2013 02:30 AM

    India is frightened because you are a tough guy. America must be coming to apologise to you, dear Spit bowl. Don't worry about them. They are just dust when you open your mouth.

    dee Friday, 10 May 2013 02:33 AM

    yes, USA is a top friend of India, and they like America here them because they live with enemy countries, Pakistan and china. so they like Americans here.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 10 May 2013 04:34 AM

    Looks like he is having doubts about securing the Northern Provincial Council through "computer jilmart" as they had been doing all along.

    John Friday, 10 May 2013 07:51 AM

    .....more ignorant arrogance and of course the wealth that comes with it?

    Nishan Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Very funny.The Governor of the province is appointed by the central government. He has the power to remove the provincial government. via DM Android App

    Dhammika Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00 AM

    King of comedies! How many such contracts did he get to protest opposite the embassies? via DM Android App

    Kota Uda Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:32 PM

    so what

    dass Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:40 PM

    Wow he knows better than wiki leaks !

    Shivapriyan Friday, 10 May 2013 06:16 AM

    Anyone please tell... what this Wima has achieved from the time he has bee swarn as minister

    Renaka Friday, 10 May 2013 04:43 AM

    kiyana eva kavuda ganan ganne

    crow Friday, 10 May 2013 02:55 AM


    Mason Friday, 10 May 2013 06:16 AM

    You were silent when it was reported that Chinese submarines have been spotted in close proximity - Why ??

    kasi Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:43 PM

    USA we need a base in Srilanka

    raviraj Friday, 10 May 2013 06:21 AM

    what a highly intelligent man, knows all about world affairs and who gives what contract to whom and why, except what is happening in his own backyard.

    Mr Retort Friday, 10 May 2013 03:01 AM

    To slash tentacles of Chinease medusa this is a necessacity. Male should do this straightaway.

    kahanth Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:03 PM

    Poor powerless India and powerfull Mahinda with Wimal......

    NF Friday, 10 May 2013 08:19 AM

    Modawansa. if u have guts u shd come out of the govt and rally the people against amercan imperialism...staying in the govt it is useless open yr dirty mouth

    k.kingsanakye Saturday, 11 May 2013 04:39 PM

    I am disappointed with some readers negative comments. Must be local arrack bottle. Minister Wimal Weerawansa should be the next President of our country. He is most honest and straight thinking. God please help him

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 10 May 2013 05:00 AM

    It is necessary USA should be around when people like you are playing around with China.

    Powerless Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:45 PM

    One time, you are correct.

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 10 May 2013 03:16 AM

    Minister of International Conspiracies.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 10 May 2013 05:02 AM

    A man like this cannot understand global politics. Does he expect India to keep quiet when the Chinese dragon is extending its tentacles in South Asia,

    Had Enough Friday, 10 May 2013 12:35 AM

    Ithin bola bota rudhawada?

    Jayantha Friday, 10 May 2013 01:04 AM


    Cobra Friday, 10 May 2013 01:05 AM

    Not everyone has a loose tongue like his! Wimal is one person who doesn't have any scruples about putting his foot in the mouth-he probably likes the taste!!!

    lal Friday, 10 May 2013 03:40 AM

    Wimal has correctly pointed out dangers. If Ranil becomes the president he will grant police and land powers to NCPC even before they ask, to please India and/or US will demand. He is also correct that India is gutless to challenge US. Indians liked being colonised by Moguls and British unlike Sinhalese who fought courageously all foreign invaders. Even now India enjoys and worships an Italian as their leader.

    Cobra Friday, 10 May 2013 01:25 AM

    And Wimal is tight lipped about the Chinese encroaching into the region.So funny!

    Panikkiya Friday, 10 May 2013 09:32 AM

    "USA wedging in to the region"??? WHAT WORLD ARE YOU IN?

    Canadian Friday, 10 May 2013 08:27 PM

    Was eating Balaya fish to gain brain power

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