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27th November; A Date To Remember For Thousands

By V. Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree

Is it wise on the part of the Government to prevent the people from holding small religious events to commemorate the Great Heros’ day also known as Maaveerar Naal in Tamil which was held first on the 27th of November 1989, a quarter century back. Since then where ever the Tamils lived all over the world the Great Heros’ day had been commemorated in a big or small way, depending on the size of the Tamil population. Mr. Prabhakaran’s birthday falls on the 26th of November. Yet he had decreed that it is the Heros’ Day that should be commemorated.

What the Government should take into the consideration is that several youths rightly or wrongly laid down their lives for a cause which they thought was a valuable one. Many didn’t get the approval of the elders in their respective families. As far as the kith and kin of these youths are concerned they had made great sacrifices for a worthy cause. They need not be branded as supports of the Tigers. Their feeling is that they have lost a life in their family and therefore have a moral duty to have some sort of religious ceremony in his or her remembrance and for that soul to rest in peace. This is the type of religious rites we perform for our dead ones each year. Since this is going on for over quarter of a century, it is nothing but fair that even the Government should not interfere with the rights of the people who live in this country.

Maveerar NaalAnother valid reason for the Government to allow this without interfering, is for the sake of the kith and kin of these martyrs some of whom still believe that Mr. Prabhakaran is till alive and on that basis large sums of money are held in trust by those who collected it to finance the requirements of the LTTE cadres. Ones the Government declares with proof that Mr. Prabhakaran is no more, it will be easy for those who hold large sums of money in trust for Prabhakaran to expend for some worthy causes.

I wish to conclude this appeal to the Government not to interfere in these matters now that Prabhakaran is no more the war is no more and only peace should survive.

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    Something very worthwhile this man has uttered for The first otime.
    Let people live peacefully and bury the ghosts forever.

    Let’s pray for the dead and let’s pray for Srilanka to move forward. Bury the ghosts now and move forward

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      V. Anandasangaree

      “Is it wise on the part of the Government to prevent the people from holding small religious events to commemorate the Great Heros’ day also known as Maaveerar Naal in Tamil which was held first on the 27th of November 1989, “

      It is not wise.

      The Govt Should rename it The Maha Mootal Madu Mootal Day, The Great Fools day, to keep King VP in Power just like King Mahinda Rajapaksa in Power.

      Let us call a spade a spade, and Mootals Mootals.

      You amply warned the Great Mootal, when there was time, and the Great Maha Mootal . Madu VP, did not listen you.

      The Maha Mootal, VP, is no more. why commemorate the Mootals?

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        No, so called Native Veddhas are the primitive and primary muttals and modayas.

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      V. Anandasangaree

      RE: 27th November; A Date To Remember For Thousands

      Many years ago when VP, “Thambi” was living and still was Maha Veeran, you wrote to his asking to reconsider his position.

      Can you reproduce that Letter to “Thambi” VP?

  • 5
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    Is it the ghost of V. Anandasangaree writing …?

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    Repeat of my posting from another blog here in CT
    The subject matter is the same:

    The Sinhala Govt celebrates the killing of the Tamils as defeat of Terrorism. They celebrate it by parading the might of their army and navy and air force personnel and military hardware. This show of their defence capability is not as a warning to a foreign enemy but believe me, as a warning/reminder to the two million Tamil minority citizens. Sri Lanka is the only country in the world to display its defence capability as a warning to its own citizens. The second objective of this victory parade is to satisfy the ego of the Sinhala politicians and to keep the Sinhala racism burning. Having said that, I am not in favour of Maaveerar Naal celebration and waving of the now defunct Tiger flag. I am definitely in favour of a day of mourning in remembrance of all the Tamils killed during the Sinhala racist riots, killed during the internecine war among Tamil Groups and killed during the war running up to the mass scale bombing in the No Fire Zone Perhaps it’s time to move forward. My suggestion is for the Sri Lanka govt to drop it’s Victory Day celebration, for the Tamils to drop it’s Maaveerar Naal celebration. Instead I suggest that there is a single day of remembrance of all Sri Lankans, Tamils, Muslims, Sinhalese etc who have lost their lives in search of their Sri Lanka. A sort of Sri Lanka poppy day. This will make a tremendous leap in reconciliation and contribute to perpetual unity and harmony.

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      Rajash

      Some of my Tamil acquaintance believe that it is an opportunity to continue VP’s birthday celebration over 7 days period under the pretext of martyred day.

      What do you think? Is it remembering martyred or simply VP’s extended Birthday celebration?

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        There are still a lot of disillusioned hard core VP fanatics as suggested by you.

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      Rajesh

      A very good suggestion very nicely put.
      Forget about the celebration of killing your own brothers and sisters of SL, it the show of the the Racists
      To the minorities. What’s the point of this pomp and pageantry and waste of state wealth. It’s not a war with an enemy a COUNTRY ? but your own fellow citizens.
      Shame on you Yahapalanaya to sing for the Racists Propaganda.
      You would not be in power if not for your own citizens of SRILANKAN Tamils who voted for you to be in power. Drop the racism and build a prosperous multicultural ! Multi lingual, multi national Srilanka.
      Fools continues with their arrogance which ruined the country to tatters.
      Only you can teach the intelligent folks these matters but not not to uneducated fools.

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      Rajash

      Very good.

      Keep it up.

      I love you.

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      I would support Rajash’s sensible suggestion as a foundation to build an edifice in memory of the common loss occasioned during the thirty year year old war to commemorate a ‘National day of Rememberance’ and Suriyamal sold to mark the occasion.
      A Common Trust consisting of apolitical individuals across the racial divide can be given the task to deal with it’s administration in the reconciliation effort.

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      Because it CERTAINLY is a defeat of terrorism…one day the defeat of ISIS will be a day of celebration. So certainly the day of terrorism’s defeat is a day of celebration.

      Anandasangaree forgets that the week of heroes as declared by Prabhakaran was specially used for terrorist attacks all over the country and the security forces of the country had to be on high alert.

      Are you asking us to allow such a thing to be celebrated?

      Did all the LTTE cadres die on the heoreos day?

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        sachooooooooo the stupid II

        “So certainly the day of terrorism’s defeat is a day of celebration. “

        Why did this island forget to celebrate defeat of JVP terrorism in 1971 and 1991?

        What is the difference between you and a knife?

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        Such

        The Sri Lankans, all citizen and political factions of all colours need a quantum leap in their thinking and perception of the future.

        Its not easy. So lets start with you Such.

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        Sach
        The Sinhala Govt’s Victory day celebration is, as I said, to keep the Sinhala racism burning.

        Ok they have defeated terrorism now lets move on…..
        …but the point is they dont want to move on…

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    Every tamils [Edited out]

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      Jamis Muthu Banda

      “Every tamils [Edited out]”

      Every Tamil is a stupid.

      Is that what you were trying to type?

      Isn’t it obvious?

      Aren’t you celebrating VP’s birthday today?

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    Without investigating even a small soldier, government is holding Pillaiyan, whose terrorism started only under UNP. It is blaming him for reviving LTTE. There is no even an atom of sincerity in the government. Government did the greatest dope in the last May after declaring no celebration and held a special parade in the south honer the Old King,specially. It is doing all it can to avoid investigation the army but had forcefully inserted a para only to investigate LTTE in the resolution.

    “Get along” or “now on go forward” is falling back to the same old antagonism. It come from the tired, old souls. But Senthuran like new souls have indicated Sivakumaran path is the only way to go. When Muthukumar like youngsters were committing suicide in TN, it was explained that kind on mentality comes when the Karunanidhi like leaders were ineffective in resolving their problems and forcefully control them. TN can not go blind to Senthuran. Some Tamils have problem in understanding, but government knows that Tamil do not have any other way but to restart the next show at the new Senthuran. Senthuran is an early warning to TNA, like Sivakumaran was to TULF. If they ignore and Sumanthiran like ones seek their own popularity instead of highlight these to international communities and resolve it, they are going to sacrifice more Palikada’s and will make Padaippu to the Kali.

    The two races going on their way is the one will bring an end to this. TNA has to tell that to IC.

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    We Thamizh also urge the German government not to interfere in Nazi commemorations and remembrances for SS maarveerars now that Hitler is no more and the war is no more :D

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    There are:
    Tamil-Hindus
    Tamil-Christians
    Muslims
    Sinhala-Buddhists
    Sinhala-Christians
    Eurasians
    Veddah people

    There are NO SRI LANKANS

    There are Sri Lanka(n) instituitions like government, courts, universities , schools, cricket teams, local government bodies, provincial government bodies…etc etc…the

    IF YOU UNDERSTAND THIS REALITY then WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AS A COUNTRY…

    OTHERWISE YOU ARE LYING TO YOURSELF and OTHERS…..

    THIS IS THE RIGHT APPROACH TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO THE COUNTRY’s problem..

    Rather than talking about mythical SRI LANKANS WHEN NONE EXIST.

    IF THESE PEOPLE WANT TO CELEBRATE THEIR DEAD LET THEM. IF THEY WANT TO GLORIFY DEATH LET THEM….

    LET’S BE VIGILANT THAT WE ARE ABOVE THAT..THAT’S ALL…..

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      Believe it or not, there are even Tamil Buddhists.

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        Manel Fonseka

        “Believe it or not, there are even Tamil Buddhists.”

        There were 12,000 Tamil Buddhists living though out the island in 1881 census.

        Where had all the Tamil Buddhists gone?

        Had they all converted to Tamil/Saivaism or into Sinhala/Buddhism?

        It would be an interesting area of investigation.

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        Manel Fonseka

        “Believe it or not, there are even Tamil Buddhists.”

        In Tamil Nadu?

        Are there any in Para-Nadu, the Nadu of Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils?

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      sinhala_voice

      “There are NO SRI LANKANS”

      Agree.

      Even the change of name from Ceylon to Sri Lanka was not put to a referendum.

      “There are Sri Lanka(n) instituitions like government, courts, universities , schools, cricket teams, local government bodies, provincial government bodies…etc etc…the”

      Those state institutions you mentioned are not really state institutions but part of Sinhala/Buddhist arm of oppression. Irrespective of one’s race religion region, etc can the ordinary people get anything done at these institutions without using the right connection political or otherwise?

      “IF THESE PEOPLE WANT TO CELEBRATE THEIR DEAD LET THEM. IF THEY WANT TO GLORIFY DEATH LET THEM….”

      Its more than glorification of the death or dead. Its part of grieving. Those who lost their sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, friends, etc need space, time and togetherness to mourn, grieve which mean some kind of therapy which was denied to many just after the conclusion of war.

      I had known an old lady in the deep south. She lost all her sons, two were killed by police and one was by JVP. She had an elderly bed ridden husband to care for. She had bottled up all her emotions. She refused to discuss her problems at first. After a month or so she opened up. She also feared for her life for she didn’t want police/JVP to visit her because there would be no one to look after her husband.

      There are numerous cases where the kith and kin are being denied the opportunity to remember, grieve and return back to normal life.

  • 3
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    This man arunthasagari suddenly got up from his sleep to write this article.He may have had few shots of wiskey what is left over to him from LATE LUXMAN KADIRGAMER his partner to whom he carried tales about LTTE leader to get his FREE WISKEY SHOTS before writing this piece of writing.

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    Mr.Anandasangari I thank Lord Buddha for his blessings on you. Majority of the peace loving Singhalese,Tamils, Muslims and others will appreciate your enlightened views which you have articulated well.
    Rajasingham Jeyadevan in his recent article ” Ven Sobitha In 1970s” never appreciated the change for the better by Ven Sobitha.
    Now that you have become a SMART PATRIOT, a practising Hindu and a The ravada Buddhist, I hope you will follow your pal Mahinda whenever he visits Buddhist Temples and Vihares and preach Dharma so that Mother Lanka ‘s children can live united and in peace and prosperity for generations to come.

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    anyone who remembers terrorists [Edited out]

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    Had Kurchner been allowed to escort the great Thamil Hero Pirahaparan from Nanthikadal.Miss Samantha Power would have had an audience with him not as the CM, but as the PM of Eelaam.

    Even now it is not whether but when Eelaam will come.

    It will be just a matter for Vellalas to decide whether they call it the Republic of, or a Westminster Eelaam.

    With the Elite , Anglican and Boru Sira faction agreeing to punish the real War Heroes, and release the 200 Tiger Hierarchy from detention. we are well on the way to two separate Nations.

    Geographically it was a bit difficult until Jan 2015,

    Because most of the Vellalas were living outside Eelaam and mainly in Colombo with the Elite , and the Anglicans.

    Now that they are all one group, it is not an issue.

    But the great majority of the inhabitants have to move South and make their own Government , unless they want to live on crumbs thrown at them by the Elite .

    The current Budget is a good indication how the great majority will be stripped off any chances they have to break away from poverty.

    More schools, more Unis , more Hospitals and more jobs for the Dalits can only be created by a Government which really cares for their welfare and wellbeing.

    Boru Sira, Whisky Madam and one time pretend custodians of Dalits have their own agendas to fulfil after the White Court dishes out Western justice to the War Heroes.

    Which will deliver the total control of the Armed forces to Ranil’s Elite mates.

    As one UNP heavy in Parliament said the other day , they are going to stay in Power for 20 years not 20 months.

    I bet he wasn’t joking…

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      KASmaalam K.A Sumanasekera

      “Boru Sira, Whisky Madam and one time pretend custodians of Dalits have their own agendas to fulfil after the White Court dishes out Western justice to the War Heroes.”

      Have ever enjoyed a drink or two with Whisky Madam? If you have please tell us your shared experience.

      Next time around take a bottle of “Devil’s Share single malt whiskey” with you. It would be most appropriate for Chandrika to share it with you.

      PS

      Devil Share is distilled in California, USA.

      The ingredient includes our own cinnamon and cardamom produced by your own Dalits. Remember your consumption of Devil Share would not only improve our balance of payment but help Dalits’s living standards.

      Drink to Dalits.

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    Mr. Anandasangari,

    A counter question!

    Is it wise for some elements, including those in the TNA to rouse the Tamil rabble to commemorate the Tamil war-dead in public? Is this a humane or politically motivated gesture? One school boy, who when a war ended was a mere seven year old, has commuted suicide. Why could not they have organized a siramathanam/ shranadana over a few days to help the war-affected and now the flood affected? Why meaningless political gestures, when a soul refining and cleansing exercise could have been organized? Even the armed forces in the north and east could have joined in. I am sure members of the other communities from the South would have also participated. Have we learned anything from the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi?

    It is a shame !

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Mr.Anandasangari,

      As a continuation of comment sovereign:
      And from our own reactions, responses, actions and results of the past several decades?

      Dr.RN

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      Mr.Anandasangari,

      As a continuation of comment above:
      And from our own reactions, responses and actions, and results of the past several decades?

      Dr.RN

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      look at who is talking about shame. it is better to die like Kanaikkal irumporai than living like judas, ettappan, RN.

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      Dr Narendran,

      “I am sure members of the other communities from the South would have also participated.”

      Thank you.

      Can we not have a national day to together mourn all the people who died in the conflicts since independence?

      Why do many politicians continue to promote the idea of separate groups instead of trying to create a common identity?

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        Inspector Hari,

        We are everything else but human!

        Dr.RN

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    I think there is something special about these Tamils in the peninsula. It could be the isolation perhaps even in-breeding.

    This must be the 100th time the govt made allowances to these Tamils. Yet, soon afterwards another issue is created out of thin air.

    Why cannot these Tamils remember the fellow while sitting in the toilet while reading the newspapers in the morning?

    No one denied anyone remembering Prabakaran. Tamils did it last year too. Wingeswaran even went near the lagoon where Prabakran perished and held some kind of bizarre ritual. One of the NPC fellows jumped in the water and began weeping like a child.

    Wiggy has been commemorating Prabarakan the entire month in fact. He even involves school children.

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      Vibushana
      “Why cannot these Tamils remember the fellow while sitting in the toilet “

      I am sure in came naturally to you to link VP with toilet.
      thats what you do ..run to the toilet every time you think of VP

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    Nothing but Prabakaran was a natural creation of our Sri Lankan Buddhists ignorance as well as the Tamils who broke up their movement into several different sections. I was too once a racist but by after hardly seeking knowledge come to know that we have been fooled from the day one , CT helped a lot for me to cure. The problem goes way back since our birth, indoctrination. It’s the ego used by smart individuals who live by it has nothing to keep harvesting it. That’s why Dr. Wikramabahu ( the Sinhala kotiya ) who told about the rights to celebrate Maha Kotiya cant get thousand votes while the other Kotiyas who has contributed monies to real Kotiyas still win. We must educate our people to vote not on the religious social grounds but the far more activist who find real peoples necessities and work on developing the standards of a healthy living. Healthy by mean more tolerate modern think tanks. But those types are been stuck under cooperate mafia. The democrazy capitalist system has hijacked them to that same politicians level. So this is a hard task. But possible. We have to stop thinks like Barak’s “God bless America” to our politicians creeping into religious places.

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      well said

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    Sanjaya.

    You call BAHU a Sinhala Kotiya! Who bribed Prabaharan,in 2005 to prevent Tamils in North/East to exercise their franchise in the Presidential election?
    It is none other than MaRa!Therefore it is MaRa who is the Sinhala Kotiya and not Bahu!

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      Pyg,
      if what MR did was done by a white guy like Chrchil all you guys would say he is great strategist to win the war!
      Who was the final stupid guy here ? MR, VP or the tamil people?

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    How can the Tamils celebrate a war heroes day? According to Tamils who write here the only people who died or missing were innocent tamil civilians who were not any part of the terror war. And they want human right violations investigated by the UNHRC. According to them all terrorist surrendered and are missing. They are no heroes to commemorate for sure.

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    Worms are slowly, but surely, creating back into the yahapalanya woid work. The rot will be visible soon enough! It will be ‘bol’.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    HAIL Suicide bombers and black tigers some of whom pooed in pants while ending the struggle stinking the whole neighbourhood.

    Anandasangarees are people who sells tamils and live on that.

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    I feel that the writer is attempting to enable an issue that glorifies martyrdom even if the means chosen have been misguided and counter-productive. It is almost as if he yearns to romanticise a “cause” that is no longer fashionable to espouse. Otherwise, one does not need either a “victory” day or a “great heroes” day celebrated by the relevant parties to the war. If one wants reconciliation, one must embrace inclusivity rather than separatism. Private mourning of dead relatives on or about the days they died is perfectly ok.

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