4 December, 2020

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A Holistic Approach To The Ethnic Problem

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

We Sri Lankans have hitherto tended to view the ethnic problem in terms of a stark dichotomy between the Sinhalese and the Tamils: the Sinhalese according to Tamil perceptions are stuck with an enduring Mahavamsa mindset that will never allow them to give fair and equal treatment to the Tamils; the Tamils according to Sinhalese perceptions want Eelam and will be satisfied with nothing less than a wide measure of devolution that will lead ineluctably to Eelam. Of course in the familiar Sri Lankan discourse on the ethnic problem other factors also figure, such as the Tamil Nadu and Delhi factors, but they figure as ancillaries not as factors that are integral to the problem. I hold that this is the main reason why we have failed up to now to find a way out of the ethnic imbroglio.

What is now required is that we should contextualize the stark dichotomy between Tamil and Sinhalese perceptions – seen as the core factor constituting the ethnic problem – to which I have pointed above. We have to do this by taking count of several other factors some of which can clearly be seen as integral parts of the problem. I list the following: the Tamil Nadu and Delhi factors; self-determination; ethno-nationalism; racism; and the new world order/new imperialism. The reader can substitute for that his own list of seemingly relevant factors without denting my argument because some of them will clearly be seen as integral, not ancillary, to the problem. I will be brief in dealing with my list of factors because in this article I am not doing much more than drawing conclusions from arguments developed in my earlier articles.

The crimes of July 1983 were a watershed for our country | pic by Chandraguptha Amarasingha - A Tamil boy stripped naked and later beaten to death by Sinhala youth in Boralla gustation - 1983 July

The crimes of July 1983 were a watershed for our country | pic by Chandraguptha Amarasingha – A Tamil boy stripped naked and later beaten to death by Sinhala youth in Boralla gustation – 1983 July

It would certainly be mistaken to give too much importance to the Tamil Nadu factor. The plight of the SL Tamils had no traction at the recent Tamil Nadu elections, nor had it traction at earlier Indian elections. But it would be perverse to deny that it could be of crucial importance. It was the problem of the fall-out in Tamil Nadu of the 1983 pogrom that incited Delhi to train and arm the Tamil militants, thereby starting the Eelam war. It was the Tamil Nadu factor that made Delhi insist on a political solution based on devolution, in duplication of the Indian model, leading to the imbroglio that has proved insurmountable up to now. If not for the insistence on devolution the SL Tamils would be in the same position as the Muslims whose problems can clearly be solved within a unitary state. We have on our hands therefore not a purely indigenous Tamil ethnic problem but an Indo-Sri Lanka problem. I am emphasizing this argument – which I have advanced before – because it is of crucial importance for what I will have to say later about the new world order/ new imperialism.

I have argued the case against the so-called right of self-determination in several articles, pointing out that the international community recognizes no such right outside a colonial context. It may be that the notion of that so-called right is too deeply ingrained in the Tamil political psyche for my argument to make much of an impact with most Tamils. It could help to shift the argument from a theoretical level to a practical one. The Tamil diasporas wield much political influence in several Western and other countries. They will certainly include many brilliant men some of whom are well qualified in international law. The LTTE has plenty of funds to promote Tamil interests. Nothing therefore precludes the Tamils waging a massive campaign to get at least one UN member state to promote a Resolution at Geneva or elsewhere asking the Sri Lanka Government to allow self-determination for the Tamils, inclusive of a right to set up a separate state or to have a wide measure of devolution. The Tamils will fail to find even one state that is willing to oblige. It seems pointless for the Tamils to insist on devolution on the basis of a non-existent right of self-determination. It makes better sense to opt for a solution without any devolution at all.

Why are the Tamils so insistent on a solution through a wide measure of devolution, amounting at least to federalism? I don’t think it is just cussedness on their part. At least part of the reason could be that they want to establish a nationalist claim to part of Sri Lankan territory in anticipation of the possibility that the huge asymmetry of power between the Tamils and the Sinhalese at the regional level will count in favor of Eelam someday. The Tamil aspiration to Eelam should be seen in the global perspective of the recent vogue of ethnonationalism. There are broadly speaking two kinds of nationalism. One is ethnonationalism in which the indigenous majority ethnic group is seen as entitled to a dominant position over the other ethnic groups. The other might be called citizen democracy in which all are seen as equal by virtue of being citizens of the same country. It is the second kind of democracy that has been behind the tremendous achievements of the West in recent centuries. But suddenly, rather unexpectedly, ethnonationalism has been coming into vogue even in the West, as shown by the nationalist drive in Scotland and elsewhere. There are complex reasons for this phenomenon which cannot be addressed here. What is important is that we should take count of what I have called the “situational factor”. The ethnonationalist drive among our Tamils demands if not Eelam at the least a wide measure of devolution. But allowing the latter would mean that our Tamils experience the strong gravitational pull of Tamil Nadu and of India as a whole, a gravitational pull that is going to become stronger as the process of globalization becomes stronger. That is not something that the Sinhalese majority should be expected to contemplate with equanimity.

That is one reason why a political solution on the basis of devolution should be regarded as anathema in Sri Lanka. Another is the intense racism that afflicts substantial proportions of both the Sinhalese and the Tamils. That ugly fact dictates that we should look for a political solution that downplays ethnicity, not one that emphasizes it: not devolution on the basis of ethnicity but the Western model in which the individual has a direct unmediated relationship with the State. We can learn from the example set by Lee Kwan Yew, the greatest genius of the last century in the field of pragmatic politics. He compelled the Chinese and the Malays to live side by side in Singapore housing estates, not in separate enclaves. The moral is that to counter racism you have to bring people together – so that they can interact on the basis of a recognized common humanity – not hold them apart.

The important point that we must recognize about devolution is that it may not prove to be successful everywhere. I am convinced that because of the intense racism on both sides of the ethnic fence in Sri Lanka any wide measure of devolution will prove to be disastrous. We should consider why devolution has been so successful in Switzerland. The gravitational pull of Germany and France among the German-speaking and the French-speaking Swiss during the Second World War did not lead to the disintegration of that country. Doubtless there were complex reasons behind that success story. Perhaps the most important was that the Swiss had nothing like the racism that is rampant in Sri Lanka. I think it rather comic that our Tamils – who have been busily producing some of the world’s worst racists – should have over several decades extolled Swiss federalism. They should accept that federalism or any wide measure of devolution is not suitable for racists.

The above is a brief sketch to show what is meant by a holistic approach to the ethnic problem. I believe that it has to be agreed, on any fair-minded reading, that the Tamil Nadu and Delhi factors are not of an ancillary order but an integral part of the problem. If not for those factors the position of our Tamils would be no different from that of the Muslims whose problems can be solved within a strictly unitary framework. We have to acknowledge that Delhi has a legitimate interest in the fate of the SL Tamils because of the fall-out factor in Tamil Nadu. But has Delhi a legitimate interest in how we solve the problem – whether it is through devolution or through the Western model? We have to ask what will India loose if 13 A is jettisoned and we try to solve the problem through the Western model. Such questions lead to the conclusion that Sri Lanka’s ethnic problem should be seen in terms of the problem of the new world order/ new imperialism.

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    Rajash, Peter Pan, Somas, Nuisance, sachoo, max moron, ………

    “A Holistic Approach To The Ethnic Problem”

    How about deporting all the Tamil/Sinhala speaking descendants of Kallthonies back to their ancestral homeland in India?

    It would be a Holistic approach to whatever ethnic problem that had existed in the last 100 or so years.

    On an experimental basis could we invite IH as the first volunteer to leave in the interest of this island.

    Then, of course, Peter Pan, Somass, Nuisance, sachoo, KASmaalam, Ravi Perera, and the rest to continue.

    If IH needs company he could always invite HLD M, jim softy the dimwit and Roberts.

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      Native Vedda (aka fake genocide survivor,

      The Sinhala/Tamil problem has existed for a period far longer than the 100 years you have referred to. It has existed for some 2300 years. ie from the time your violent, pathological Tamil ancestors started attacking our Sinhala ancestors, their property, their Sinhala Buddhist capital Anuradhapura. In fact the Tamils having attacked it for about 1300 years finally (Raja Raja) plundered and wiped out Anuradhapura about AD 1000.

      When the Sinhalese established a new capital, Polonnaruwa, your psychopathic Tamil ancestors wiped that out as well. As these both constituted in destroying a whole civilisation it is genocide that your Tamil ancestors committed against the Sinhalese. Its not a fake genocide like the one you lot claim.
      The 1983 riots (which Prabhakaran provoked) were nothing compared to the violence your Tamil ancestors committed against us. The shit we had to put up with for 2300 years from the Tamils.

      The Tamil leaders TNA types (all Vellala. How come there are no low caste Tamil coolies, sudras, untouchables or out castes in the TNA? Answer is in Mahindapala’s excellent and revealing articles. No wonder you Tamils hate him for exposing your disgusting hypocrisy ie mass caste discrimination by the so called high caste Tamils against their low caste fellow Tamils)are asking for one third of the country when today the majority of Tamils live in the Sinhalese areas.

      And alarmingly Ranil and Mangala are bending over backwards to give to them, so that they can stay in power. Sirisena is too weak.

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        Sinhalese established Polonaruwa that is what most Sinhalese racists love to tell the outsiders then how come the Hindu and Buddhist ruins we see today at Polonnaruwa are a legacy the Cholas who ruled Lanka from 1003 A.D. to 1075 A.D. have bequeathed to us. In no other part of Lanka do we see such extensive ruins, as we see at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka is heavily indebted to the Cholas for their gift.
        The so called great ruler and king of Polonaruwa Parakramabahu is Pandian Tamil ancestry. The so called statue of King Parakrambahu is actually the Statue of the great Sage Agathiar the father of the Tamil language. Being an ethnic Tamil he built this statue to honour this sage. No one builds a statue of themselves when they are living. Sinhalese racists are now stating that this is the statue of King Parakramabahu in order to hide his real Tamil ancestry.
        Tamils will elect and accept non Vellalar as their leaders like Pirapakaran or non Hindus like Chelvanayagam who was a Christian, however all Sinhalese leaders have to be Govigamma BUddhists. Only aberration was Premadasa and he was bumped off. Sinhalese Christians like Bandaranaike. Jayawardene had to convert to Buddhism in order to lead the Sinhalese. Even Mahinda Rajapakse kept his wife’s Christian religion and the possibility that his children were all baptised as Christians very low key.
        No Tamil provoked the 1983 or any other anti Tamil pogrom do not try to lie and re write history to suit your Sinhalese Buddhist extremist agenda. All these riots were pre planned and organised by the government. How can they rioters were carrying electoral roles of where and where Tamils lived? A few months before the 1963 riots the JR Jayawardene government changed the laws so that riots and arson will not be covered by insurance. Just like the Nazis did in Germany.
        Tamils have every right to claim one third or two thirds or what ever is their ancient land. This is their land and not Sinhalese land. So who the heck are you or any other Sinhalese to deny them their land? They have lived here and ruled this land from time immemorial. This were never Sinhalese or Muslim lands until the British have the entire island to the Sinhalese racists on a plater in 1948. Tamils are claiming for what is rightfully their’s not Sinhalese lands in the south. It is the Sinhalese who are using their majority and government power to steal land from the Tamils. Scottish are only around 5 million of Uk’s population but own 30% of the land. You don’t hear English stating Scottish should only own 9% of British land? As Scotland has always been the land of the Scottish not the English. Similarly the North east and the north west coast of the island has always been the land of the Tamils and the rest Sinhalese.
        Karnataka has around 45 million and Tamil Nadu has around 80 million people. The size of Karnataka is 1.5 the size of Tamil Nadu so this means Tamil Nadu and Kerala should agitate for more land from Karnataka as they have large populations living in smaller area of land? Don’t be silly?
        If the British had not joined the Tamil and Sinhalese speaking parts of the island and created a new colony but had kept it as the same way the Portuguese and the Dutch colonials did, as two separate colonies. The Tamils would have had 1/3 or more of the island as theirs and it would not have been issue to Sinhalese racists. Just because the British united the Eelam Tamil nation with the Sinhalese nation and made the Eelam Tamils who until then were a majority in their own nation and lands a minority in the whole island and the Sinhalese who were only confined to the southern parts of the island a majority in the whole island and left it like that when they left in 1948, does not make the entire island Sinhalese and negate the Tamil claim for self determination in their own ancient lands. Understood.

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          Izeth Hussain,

          Can’t even solve Muslim’s problem of BBS Gnanasara thero and his dastardly actions against the Muslim community for a few years now.

          This shows how impotent he is, but talks about solving the ethnic problem.

          How impertinent he is!

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        Good Student with a very bad education

        Can I ask you to read complete history of this island and unlearn whatever was fed to you since you were born?

        “How come there are no low caste Tamil coolies, sudras, untouchables or out castes in the TNA?”

        Most of them have now converted to Sinhala/Buddhism. If you are too keen on having coolies, sudras, untouchables among the TNA, I suggest you and your fellow Sinhala/Buddhists bigots reconvert to whatever identities your Kallathonie ancestors had before settling down in this island.

        Then join the TNA and transform it into a secular party of human beings.

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        “When the Sinhalese established a new capital, Polonnaruwa, your psychopathic Tamil ancestors wiped that out as well.”

        Ha, ha, ha…LOL!
        Good student seems to be a very bad history student.

        Polonnaruwa was a capital built by the Cholas. In the 9th century AD, under Rajaraja Chola and his son Rajendra Chola, Sri Lanka became one of the nine provinces of the Chola Empire. When the Chola rule of Anuradhapura ended, Rajendra Chola moved (built) the capital to Polonawara and created the Polonawara kingdom.

        The Northern kingdom of Anuradapura and the Eastern kingdom of Polonnaruwa were NEVER known as Sinhala kingdoms. Not a single king of Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa called themselves Sinhala. Please tell us which chronicles, stone inscriptions, archaeological ruins talk about a Sinhala King or kingdom before the 13th century.

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      There is NO solution to the ethnic problem, holistic or otherwise.

      On my part as a Sinhalese (that I am a Sinhalese has been defined by those who call themselves Tamils) I will start worrying if and when I observe any tendency among the Tamil speaking people in areas outside North and East moving voluntarily into North and East. That day I will actively support for a separate political unit for the Tamils (Tamil speaking people)

      Soma

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      Native

      IH says and I quote

      “….in this article I am not doing much more than drawing conclusions from arguments developed in my earlier articles…”

      his new way of saying clarifying the previous articles.

      and in his previous articles I guess he was not doing much more than bla bla bla ?

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      Native Vedda

      “How about deporting all the Tamil/Sinhala speaking descendants of Kallthonies back to their ancestral homeland in India?”

      Yes. This will definitely solve the fricking Para problem in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      Can ask them to take back their Para-beliefs too, including the Saffron robed characters.

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    IH
    Why are you writing about bloody violence between Shite and Sunni Muslims in Iraq.
    Dont you have any holistic approach?
    Truth some times hurt?

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      correction

      “why are you NOT writing about the bloody violence between Shite and Sunni Muslims in Iraq. “

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        Rajash

        “why are you NOT writing about the bloody violence between Shite and Sunni Muslims in Iraq. “

        That was stated by the War Criminal Bush and Tony Blair along with their dogs.

        It was aggravated by the Satan, Devil, Iblis following Wahhabis, Salafis and their clones.

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          Amarasiri

          Shite and Sunnis are killing each other well before Blair and Bush era

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    Izeth,

    Regarding the Muslim problem in Sri Lanka, the solution is for Muslims to have lower birth rate and not to try to destroy the Sinhalese by underhand methods, like trying to put a mosque in every Sinhala Buddhist village, like trying to destroy Buddhist monuments in Eastern Province (eg Deegavapi),like making money out of Sinhalese and then trying to destroy the very Sinhala Buddhist culture from which they make their money. Economic control. Sadly Parasites. We have parasitical Islam. Ask any three wheel driver, they will tell you.They are well informed. Better informed than the Prime minister, Sinhala modaya Ranil W.

    Muslims are perceived as crafty and sneaky by the Sinhalese (and I think the Tamils perceive them similarly). I think the Tamils hate the Muslims more than the Sinhalese. See the ethnic cleansing of 60,000 Jaffna Muslims by the LTTE in Oct 1990. And they had to flee to the Sinhalese areas for safety and now grown to a shocking 120,000 destroying even Wilapatthu. Please don’t forget the Kattankudy mosque massacre of Muslims by Tamils, where even Muslim babies were hacked to death by the Tamil LTTE. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocxm8ucdPbA

    Also attempted suicide bombing of Minister Fauzie in March 2009 in Matara. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFVC1HXw2hQ

    I though I will mention them because Muslims also have very short memory only blaming BBS.

    [Native Vedda, please you must also watch its part of your education. You seem pretty ignorant to me! Sorry truth hurts I know!]

    Most Muslim families have at least five children, often more and Sri Lanka will end up as a mega over populated Islamic slum country like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan. Bangladesh where the original Sinhalese are said to have come from 2600 years ago, is now unfortunately no more than a sewer. 160 million people living in abject poverty. That’s what over population does. Poverty breeding machine. All the multinational vultures descend there to exploit the unfortunate and ignorant people with help of high class Bangladeshi Muslims.

    Keep the numbers down and don’t try to destroy us by underhand methods, then BBs will go away. (I am not fan of BBS). There are enough problems in Sri Lanka we don’t want another one by upsetting the ethnic balance or destroying the environment.

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      These SL Muslims (hat flippers) have a hidden agenda, first to take the Business & trade of the island into their hands in order to manipulate the economy of the country, second to multiply (breed like rabbits) in order to become the majority of the country in the future and thirdly to educate all their children to the highest position in business, law, medicine, etc. and plant their people in all the important places and positions in the country. They do not like to see the two old communities in Sri Lanka (Sinhalese & Tamils) becoming/getting together. We have seen, during the last 30 years of Sinhala-Tamil war, how the SL Muslims have taken advantage of the situation to progress in their hidden agenda. The crafty and sneaky hat flipping Muslims were making hay while the Sinhalese & Tamil fools are at war.

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        Good student & Good Teacher,
        You can add this also. Now China has given directives to quash Islam in their country.
        * Female head-coverings completely banned, threats of deportation apply if they refuse to comply.

        * No citizenship privileges granted to Muslims and very strict immigration laws are in place, every Muslim residing in China, even Muslim visitors are closely monitored.

        * No Mosques allowed to be built and strictly no praying on public streets or anywhere in public.

        Any Muslim caught hate-preaching in public or trying to poison the minds of the young will be deported immediately, that is if they are lucky to escape the death penalty or life in prison.

        * Muslim men are forbidden from growing long beards, the Chinese feel it is too intimidating.

        * Islamic restaurants must sell cigarettes and alcohol and they must display them prominently for all patrons to visibly see.

        * Strictly no sale of any Halal meats at all,

        * They must display a highly visible sign in their window, “Pork available if requested,”

        * Any business owner who does not follow this order.will lose their business registration and be closed down.

        * Any Muslims who commit any serious crimes like terrorist activity, murder or rape and the culprit faces execution by hanging or thrown in prison and never be seen again.

        * 27 Muslim male and females were executed by hanging in 2014-2015 for suspected terrorism while dozens are in prison awaiting their fate.

        * In China you are guilty until proven innocent, not innocent until proved guilty as practiced in Christian countries.

        * Chinese Lawyers are forbidden by the Government to defend a Muslim in a court of law because of their Islam belief which is not recognized in China, they must represent themselves. Chinese Judges are known for their contempt for Muslims and are very cold hearted and biased, very similar to how Indonesian Muslim Judges treated the Australian girl Shappelle Corby over her drug charges.

        * 2,127 Muslims left China in 2015 and returned home because of its very tough anti-Muslim laws and China completely ignores the anger of the United Nations Refugee Council.
        I think Sri Lanka and other western democratic countries should follow these directives.

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    Dispatch Tamils to Indian and Muslims to Saudi arabia.

    That is the only holistic approach.

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      Where do we dispatch the Sinhalese too? Hell or to the Dalit kupams in Tamil Nadu and Kerala from where most of the present day Sinhalese ancestors came from. The Bengali origin will not hold as the indigenous Eelam Tamils share a 28% DNA with the Bengalis compared to the Sinhalese 22% with Bengali. As per DNA the Sri Lankan Tamils are have more Bengali ancestry than most Sinhalese who are now largely descended from low caste Indian Tamil immigrants.

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      jim softy Dimwit

      “Dispatch Tamils to Indian and Muslims to Saudi arabia. “

      I would say lets send the Tamils to Tamilnadu, Sinhalese to Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Muslims to Kerala, Christians to Vatican, Protestant Buddhists to Orange, New Jersey, USA, Buddhists to Lumbini, Nepal, Hindus/Saivaites to Mohenjo-daro, Harappa both in Pakistan, Sinhala/Buddhists to South India (Erivirar Pattnum), …..

      I am yet to decide your final destination, perhaps North Korea.

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      Jim softy,

      Can you please tell us from which TN tribal area your Dalit ancestors were brought to the south of SL as coolie slaves to grow cinnamon who later got converted to Sinhala-Buddhists?

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    Native Vedda,

    Please don’t insult REAL Adhivasi people of Sri Lanka by espousing you NEO-LIBERAL strategies.

    Be constructive or SHUT you stupid hands to a post and take some medicine for you mental problems.

    Either you are a Muslim or a Sinhala/Tamil -Christian or a Eurasian.

    SO DON’T DENY YOUR OWN ETHNICITY. ACKNOWLEDGE IT.

    In there you will find the solution.

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      sinhala_noice

      What is your point if there is one?

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    Listen you anti Tamil Salafist. Both the Sinhalese and the Eelam Tamils have an ancient history in the island had ruled and owned territories. All the history of the island only relates to these two people.
    Not to the Muslims. There is no ancient Muslim ruins or a history of owning or ruling lands. In fact the Muslims were not allowed to own land until the late 19th century, as they were considered foreign outsiders. It was the British who changed this law.
    The Muslim community in Sri Lanka is almost purely descended from largely low caste Dravidian Indian Tamil Hindu converts who migrated to the island around 400- 500 years ago from what is modern day Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala.
    A very small percentage of them may be descended from a few Arab and other western Asian Muslim traders who came to the island to trade a few centuries ago and had sex with some low caste Tamil harlots and produced some half castes who in turn married into other of these half castes or other local low caste Hindu Tamil coverts to Islam. However this small microscopic minority of half/quarter and three quarter castes got assimilated into the huge flood of Dravidian Tamil Muslims who migrated from then Tamil parts of India into the island a few centuries later.
    Remember the ancient Arab traders were not Muslim but Christian or belonged to other religions.
    Do not try to compare your immigrant Tamil Muslim community from South India that only has a recent history in the island and even a far recent history to be allowed to own land( thanks to the British) to the ancient Eelam Tamil nation in the island that has lived in the island from over 2300 years and until European colonisation had lived in their land continuously owned it and ruled it.
    Your story is like the South Asian and Caribbean immigrants to Britain who are now British citizens comparing themselves to the ancient Welsh and Scottish nations in the island. In fact these communities now outnumber the Welsh and Scottish in population.
    I know your game you do not want self determination for the island’s Tamils as you want to steal their lands, especially in the east for your Salafist heaven with the help of the occupying racist Sinhalese armed forces and the hardline illegal Sinhalese settlers that had arrived in the east in the past 40-50 years with the aid of Sinhalese led government resources. A federated north and east will dash your Salafist Islamic homeland dream, as your community will not be able to marginalise the Tamils in the east as you are doing now.
    Strange you howl against the same hardline Sinhalese Buddhist racist down south for harassing Muslims but join hands with them in the north and east to steal land from the indigenous Eelam Tamils. Remember the Muslims only arrived in the east 300 years ago fleeing first Portuguese persecution in the west and then Sinhalese persecution in the Kandyan areas, begging from refuge from the Hindu Tamis. Now the refugees want to steal the land from the people who gave them refuge.
    You people are Tamil by ethnicity culture and language but in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin do everything to destroy the Tamil people, language and culture in the island. Disgusting

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    After reading your Holistic Approach and while reading your previous articles on ethnic problem in Sri Lanka, I always felt your imagination riding high and you don’t seem to understand the real thinking of the majoritarian Governments of Sri Lanka. The politicians in Sri Lanka are like the Kings of the past and are very happy to appease the voters with racial and religious superiority over the minorities and come back to power again and again. You cannot find a single politician who shows responsibility for the Country and make a sacrifice for the good of the Country. On the ground, the supposed to be good Governance is backtracking into the same old bad Governance not caring for the rest of the world leave alone the minorities. You don’t have a chance to make Sri Lanka prosperous again. The world is watching closely until the time comes for another big showdown and the time for Federalism or devolution is long past. The foundation for the division is strong and is laid by none other than the Majoritarian misguided Governments. Misguiding the voters led to the Country to this situation and now where do you think cheating the World will lead to!

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    As usual our political Baba is interpreting the History on his way, behaving like he never got out of the country after all claiming that he is super diplomat.

    There is nothing as “the greatest genius of the last century in the field of pragmatic politics”. It is only a artificial title. Politics is not one single defined action. Politics is all actions about capturing the power and ruling the country. Opposition means, in all possible ways de-seat the government and capturing the government. So in politics end result counts rather than the path. Are ruling and toppling possible is not in question. But, “just do” is an answer exists for that non existent question. What is practically possible is something that is within one’s ability. For example India was badly beaten in 1963 by China. China is Pakistan’s best Friend. While China and America was watching, Mrs. Gandhi entered into East Pakistan and separated Bangladesh. In her case that mountaineering job was a pragmatic foreign policy. Rajive was beaten by JR on diplomatic deals and Indian Army was chased by LTTE. But, in Rajiv case, meddling with teeny weeny mouse, Lanka caused him everything he had. It was not a pragmatic job for him. But one must remember it was Mrs Gandhi gave arms to rebels and it was she preparing to invade Lanka. But Rajiv’s result in Lankawe need not to be have been the result of Mrs. Gandhi had she invaded Lankawe. “What is pragmatic” is only depending on the person’s ability. So the Izeth’s pragmatic politics only a theoretical politics. Napoleon considered the word impossible is not in his dictionary. Like Napoleon’s theory, Izeth’s “Pragmatic Politics” is also an undefined theoretical politics that does not practically exist. Pass or fail determines the “Pragmatic” and ability and talent decide about the pass of the hardest tests. But one must understand Izeth’s ill conceived “Pragmatic Politics” and Hakeem’s political prostitution are two different approaches but to achieve the same objectives. So While Izeth misunderstands his opportunistic politics as “Pragmatic Politics”, Hakeem-Bathiudeen people practice a scavenge politics by going to Geneva against Tamils and passing laws against Tamils’ education.

    Though this is just some simple things even the retarded political babas would understand, but, then why the self proclaimed strategist is behaving like he has not understood. Though as a Lankawayan his IQ is also defined by Commentator Amarasiri, still he too understand it; but he is testing his objects if they are also opportunistic. That is all. Eastern Province is taken from Tamils by Muslim Chief Ministers by helping the Old King on the genocide war. (Though Hakeem, Ahmad Nazeer.. are enjoying the fruit of genocide but not accused of genocide which the Sinhala Old King only is carrying.) Now consolidating that looting and legalizing the title for the property is their next step. Nazeer Ahamed showed his mind by ramming into a Tamil schools’ military ceremony, (just like the rapist army enter into Tamil Girls’ Sari ceremony) beat up a tiny Tamil girl, all just because American Ambassador Atul Keshap was there. So Izeth has been preaching his anti-Tamil Wahhabism against the Tamils and devolution of power for Tamils only to ensure that East will be remaining in Muslims hand in the future. Further, Izeth treat Gnasara like anti-Muslims as absolute modayas, so he would not mind East reaming in their hand if he fails to secure all out this time. But not in Tamils hands. Izeth, if he fails this time of securing East, is feeling confident that he can reclaim the East by fooling the Appe Aandus another time, but envisage Tamils as his problem to that. So he wants to preach against Tamils and their devolution. This is his opportunistic politics. This Lankawe Muslims’ opportunistic politics was not the one one practiced by Lee Kuan Yew, who penetrated even iron rocks to make tunnels if they stood in his path.

    Politics is object oriented. The question of whose benefit to be taken care is the one decide if one is good political leader or bad political leader. Lee did not wait to international countries to certify that Singapore can be separated. His object was to find a better life to Chinese. That he achieved by separating the Singapore, economically develop it and creating racial harmony. Muslim country Malaysia could have sold its Port City to China and fought a war with Lee Kuan Yew. Malaysian politicians thought allowing Singapore to go alone would provide better satisfaction to the remaining Malaysians in the Main Land. Fighting with Lee was not impossible to Malay Muslims. So it was not “Not Pragmatic” for them. But they considered what is better rather than what is possible. In fact, when lee was asking for separation, in agreeing with him on that, Malay Muslims were more pragmatic than Lee. So, if the “pragmatic” exists, then Malaysians are better Pragmatic politicians than Izeth artificial designating “the greatest genius of the last century in the field of pragmatic politics”.

    I had written in my earlier comments to him that why Singapore is thriving without Federalism and Swiss thieving with Federalism. The guy bit the tip of it and today mixing up all in his way. I had clearly indicated that any systems will suitable only for the people who are civilized to the level of being bounded by systems controlling them. I had indicated that these Lankawe guys, with in born criminal tendencies, has no flair for systems control. It is not British whites, Even Portuguese and Dutch people has been importing labor after seeing managing the Lankawayan is not a practically possible solution. So, racist Izeth Grandma, telling to Izeth political baba a story of rehabilitating the Lankawayan to democratic systems is practically possible, but Tamils’ self ruling is not practically possible. He, further failed, why swiss went to Federal system but not Singapore. Unlike Singapore, Swiss has territories where people like seperately. It is said in Swiss even villages practice their own self rule in languages policies. That is one village is purely Germain one would be talian and another French. Here Izeth is conceding why Lee did not attempt that in Singapore where Chinese and Malays are intermixed: “He compelled the Chinese and the Malays to live side by side in Singapore housing estates, not in separate enclaves.”(Compelling is not practising pragmatic politics -if Izeth can understand anything)

    First of all, the Baba in the heat of spreading Izeth Wahhabism, cannot understand whom Lee Kuan Yew is. “We can learn from the example set by Lee Kwan Yew, the greatest genius of the last century in the field of pragmatic politics. He compelled the Chinese and the Malays to live side by side in Singapore housing estates, not in separate enclaves.” This opportunistic political theorist is purposefully hiding the fact Lee separated the Singapore from racist Malays. But the the situation of chinese are different from Tamils. Chinese are immigrants to Singapore. Malay muslims are not ISIS or Modayas, but not progressive like Chinese. So the Practical Political Genius Lee decided to have the Singapore separated. Second thing, having separated the country, he did not play the Pakistan game of Jinahism. He did not swindle like Sinhala leaders either. Lee’s these honest and sincere traits have nothing to do with Izeth’s artifical title of “genius of practical politics” to lee, but contributed everything to him to uplift the Singapore in the world arena. He simply set the economical ball to roll. After the second world war Japan and recently Hong Kong and South Korea all have done this economical miracle. Unlike Modayas, lazy Malays too became industrious. But lee’s economic miracle is intertwined to his third achievement. That is racial harmony. In total Lee did and show to every country (other than those pested with ISIS or Modayas) all what they only dreams of. That is, 1.) securing their sovereignty, 2.)Internal Peace and 3.)economic prosperity. This is not something shovelling the boat on the flow of the river that is what our political baba’s artificial designation “the Genius of practical politics” is denoting. This not scavenging or political prostitution Hakeem practicing like sleeping with aids patients thee Old Royals and sleeping with UNP, the foreign tourist for dollar exchange. Lee is a known dictator. A dictator is not the one does things that are kown as possible. Lee peels threads from rock. He challenged the giants all who challenged him, like America, China, Malaysia.. India. When it came to law and order, he punished Chinese, Westerners and Malays inside Singapore. This brought many threats to him from the countries concerned. He was not a naive to give up and follow only what is practically possible.

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    There is no ethnic problem, only selective injustice.
    If equality of every citizen in all spheres of life is protected and enforced, all can live in harmony.

    But, I fear that the new constitution will be even worse for minorities than the present one.

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    The undesirable IH again with another load of generally meaningless garbage. Much of it, in his own words, repeats. Readers have the only choice of falling back on the old adage what cannot be cured must be endured.

    “(Tamils) will be satisfied with nothing less than a wide measure of devolution that will lead ineluctably to Eelam” is false – his usual mischief to set the Sinhalese against the Tamils. The country and the world knows the TNA, speaking legitimately for the majority of Lankan Tamils, is in record of having given up the Separate State notion and awaits the assured acceptable alternative – within an undivided island.

    Hussain’s assertion, repeated once again, “the international community recognizes no such right outside a colonial context” is wrong, if calculated to mislead, or is made in ignorance. Sudan was colonized by the British and in recent years the UN sanctioned a Separate State for South Sudan. And that State is now alive and functioning.

    Hussain, once again annoys the Lankan Tamil Nation, with sheer ignorance when he concludes “the Tamils waging a massive campaign to get at least one UN member state to promote a Resolution at Geneva or elsewhere asking the Sri Lanka Government to allow self-determination for the Tamils”…… “Tamils will fail to find even one state that is willing to oblige” The latter statement only goes out to display his adequate supply of venom against the Lankan Tamil Nation blinds his rational capacity. The discriminating reader is aware there are at least 3 countries willing to promote such a Resolution – now placed in abeyance since GoSL has assured the UN it will soon provide an acceptable alternative. How come our local Plato is unaware of this.

    Hussain’s extreme prejudice against Tamils continues to be betrayed with such statements as “Why are the Tamils so insistent on a solution through a wide measure of devolution, amounting at least to federalism? I don’t think it is just cussedness on their part…….. At least part of the reason could be that they want to establish a nationalist claim to part of Sri Lankan territory” Hussain knows all too well it is not the Tamils who want to establish a false claim to part of Lankan territory. The Tamil positionat has been accepted by all sections of Sinhala society. The country knows who are these new claimants to Lankan territory with such untruths as they have been here for 300 years, 400 years and now 1,000 years.

    “… a political solution on the basis of devolution should be regarded as anathema in Sri Lanka” is the warped view of Izeth Hussain that he has repeated times many a number. The current administration does not concur. The man will be proven, once again, wrong very soon.

    Readers will note in the matter of India and Tamilnadu Hussain has contradicted himself far too much and too long. On occasions he maintains the Tamilnadu factor has little fallout in Delhi. Yet in others he maintains Delhi is pressurised by electoral factors because of insistence from Tamilnadu to help settle the Sri Lankan question. Neither GoSL nor Delhi has time for our local Don Quixote, whose weekly
    unwelcome sermons usually find their way to the usual outlet – the WPB.

    BTW, of late, one notices Hussain speaking less and less on behalf of local Muslims. Why? Has he been disciplined by the Muslim leadership not to pontificate on a subject in which he lacks depth as well authority.

    Backlash

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    Another comic gem from our recluse Izeth. An article on ethnic reconciliation with lines such as …

    “I think it rather comic that our Tamils – who have been busily producing some of the world’s worst racists …”

    Not that any one would ever suggest Izeth is racist in anyway. Izeth, you keep delivering your sermons. meanwhile the world is dealing with the real problem. At least Izeth’s work is amusing, if one isn’t silly enough to take it seriously!

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    It would certainly be mistaken to give too much importance to the Tamil Nadu factor. The fool who wrote five essays for a series as “Tamil Nadu is the Problem, Tamils Eelam has no Problem” and went ahead to ask where the Tamils problem as show it to him, has taken a U turn now.

    It was the problem of the fall-out in Tamil Nadu of the 1983 pogrom that incited Delhi to train and arm the Tamil militants, thereby starting the Eelam war. 1983 is the way JR conducted his Mullivaaikkaal for Tamil Eelam War. Izeth has no idea of Ceylon history. Putting the Cart before the horse.

    When Izeth is repeating his masters voice of “With Federal Government, on day Tamil will have their Tamil Eelam Archived” , his Brian seems to be have stopped and the self-proclaimed strategist has become not a parrot but an old Gramophone record. He is having had time the Federal Statius is only to stop the harassment and give a warning to majority if they continue, two races will go apart. It is not an extension of Unitary Government for loot and eats opportunity.

    It seems pointless for the Tamils to insist on devolution on the basis of a non-existent right of self-determination. It makes better sense to opt for a solution without any devolution at all. Self Determination is not something of Izeth’s handout to Tamils him to deny it. All ethnicities member of ruling of multi-community have it. Referendums conducted by UN in that past are to confirm if the deprived ethnicity wants to enforce its self-determination. That is why Scotland had it referendum conducted approved by British government.

    “The important point that we must recognize about devolution is that it may not prove to be successful everywhere. I am convinced that because of the intense racism on both sides of the ethnic fence in Sri Lanka any wide measure of devolution will prove to be disastrous. We should consider why devolution has been so successful in Switzerland. The gravitational pull of Germany and France among the German-speaking and the French-speaking Swiss during the Second World War did not lead to the disintegration of that country. Doubtless there were complex reasons behind that success story. Perhaps the most important was that the Swiss had nothing like the racism that is rampant in Sri Lanka.” The whole paragraph is self-assumed dichotomies. Utter rubbish. It is absolutely retarded by Alzheimer to suggest that in Swiss people does not have consciousness of their race. World war did separate Germany as East and West and World War II couldn’t unify the Pakistan either. Why the part of Tamils the Kerala because a separate state is different argument. Telangana has gone from Andhra. Why there are counties coming out are not in Izeth Explanation. He is just proposing theories like forcing ISIS Caliphate by unifying all sorts of countries by Sharia rule. Swiss people are no different from any other Caucasian race living in the West. Further they are not practicing ad-hoc opportunistic politics either. They respect each other’s race, they live separately in their quarters and they recognize selling Port City to Chinese and suppressing Tamils is not worth something they do within themselves. The outstanding truth Izeth failed to hide is the pumpkin ns rice is Swiss people avoided Germany –France fight in their country by living in their quarters while respecting each other. They understand the geographical boundaries. They did not put together East Pakistan West Pakistan by religious extremism of Jinnah. So they did not split their country and have not proposed to merge into Germany, France or Italy. They want their country and Individual Languages. Germany could not be forced to stay separate. Tamils in North and East also cannot be forced to stay separate. These are against Izeth’s own theory of pragmatism. Put the things right, the answer for to the Izeth secret question of why Swiss did not get split in Second World War is why it become a separate country in the first palace is the answer. It has nothing to do with their racial consciousness.

    “One is ethnonationalism in which the indigenous majority ethnic group is seen as entitled to a dominant position over the other ethnic groups. The other might be called citizen democracy in which all are seen as equal by virtue of being citizens of the same country….The Tamil aspiration to Eelam should be seen in the global perspective of the recent vogue of ethnonationalism. It is not happening anywhere “the recent vogue of ethno nationalism”. That is not true at all. That is another “Tamil Nadu the Problem” story. The example Izeth citing are also, as usual the matters misunderstood by him. The West is leading the political civilization. There the recent vague is the EU. ISIS and Izeth are trying to drum up the Britain’s separation from it as nationalism. Britain did not have a referendum like this to join EU. Britain never enjoyed the EU membership. It purposefully had its pound dominate in UK for this possible day. Beyond that, any other explanation Izeth giving is own grandma stories to the political Baba Izeth. But the fact that Scotland did not go separate is disproving the “the recent vogue of ethnonationalism”. Izeth is stealthily attempting to quote it on the opposite side. Europe which fought two World Wars on racial lines has shown extremely graceful sympathy for the ISIS refugees coming from Middle East. These beggar crowds are not allowed to even to peep a look for a rest in Middle East towns like Dubai. But the EU is paying its own money, taking risk of terrorism and rehabilitating this crowd. That contradicts Izeth. Refugees leaving Middle East are same ethnicity of ISIS. Middle East refugee crisis is wider problem for UK people, involving their bread and butter, not an indicator of non-existing global spread of ethno nationalism.

    As I said earlier the West is the leader in political progressiveness. They learned all it by paying their price too. Nowhere there is recognition of “One is ethnonationalism “<in which the indigenous majority ethnic group is seen as entitled to a dominant position over the other ethnic groups." America and Canada do their best to recognize their Natives and first nations. Canada and Swiss has solved their race relations by Federal governments.(Canada's Federal government is not to solve the race problem; rather, it is as appearing usual all over in the West, to ensure their democracy is reinforced by devolving the power and allowing people to come close to the ruling institutions. Canada went beyond Federal and solved the racial problems.)

    UN has accommodated for membership some clownish governments from Middle East. This is not legitimizing the ethnic majority humiliating minorities as democratic ruling of Ethno Majority. Though UN has allowed membership for clownish, clumsy Middle East governments, its rule on Human Rights are exempted to Middle Eastern Sharia Governments to humiliate the minority religions by Majority Muslims. As all the UN memberships are voluntary, UN's enforcement has been very shaky. But historically in the "recent Vogue" it has improved much better than its birth time in 1940 and 1950s. So all what Wahhabi Hussain saying are grandma stories. Here, South Africa turned to be best example and it made Mandela as the modern Lincoln. South Africa had democracy for long time. But it remained in minorities hand and did not reach majority. To maintain this kind of Topsy Turvy, democracy- but minority ruled government the majority was suppressed in an unbelievable way. On the other extreme there was thirst brewing to return the kind to minority when the power shift takes place. But Mandela, during the changeover, steered the wheel properly and made it as democratic government for all, but not a Black Majority government. This is another "recent Vogue " proves that all what Izeth saying is what he see filtered through green chameleon color glasses. Izeth is taking example from Lee only but not from Mandela because it will hurt all the Sharia government members in the UN.

    Other than Pakistan and Lankawe, just to analyze the East, all counties in the Recent Vogue are forward moving in political, social and economic progress. Lankawe is, from the freedom time, spiraling downward in all important aspects and have earned the name "failed countries". Pakistan lost Bangladesh because of it brutal Sharia racist policies. India used the troubled water to fish. The same way, the Hakeem, Ahamed Nazeer and Ashar like Muslims leaders have been practicing the opportunistic politics in Lankawe and fishing the troubled waters. To fish more, the trouble should continue for Izeth. That is why he does not want to have the power devolved and the problem solved. That is why he openly insisting that when the devolution take place the races will go and mind their developments rather than meddling into other business. By suggesting that from now on we should newly start to look for a unified government and give up the past federal system he is proving that he was in comma in the past 70 years unless he accepts his intentions to falsify the history and secretly prolonging the unified government is only to opportunistically fish in the troubled water. His new Einstein- Newton invention here is proving that.

    That is one reason why a political solution on the basis of devolution should be regarded as anathema in Sri Lanka. Another is the intense racism that afflicts substantial proportions of both the Sinhalese and the Tamils. That ugly fact dictates that we should look for a political solution that downplays ethnicity, not one that emphasizes it: He is saying Federal System Induce a racial tension and Unified system is the only medicine to that. I have heard people arguing the Middle East women are covering head to toe, that is why the raping is rampant in ISIS administration. They say when the satisfaction of seeing is removed, only source for satisfaction is violent behaviour. It is the same theory Izeth putting forward a theory of Federal Goverment system induced 1958-1983 like Pogroms. The entire thing he says is only concoction. Ceylon started with Democratic unitary system and ended up Genocide war so changing is the is simple notion out of it. There are many indications to that. As Ramanathan and others foresight talk becoming true,the Universal franchise democracy is not working in Lankawe. Neither Unitary too. Further Izeth has attempted to argue earlier that decentralized 13A as a federal system. Now he is telling that Federal system is the one causing the Racism in Lanka. He does not want to say why the decentralized control of 13A was brought in. He denies the truth that allowing the races to take their own path and maintaining a space in between them for a buffer when they attempt to hurt each other will minimize the loss that would occur to them. So he wants them tied together. Muslims started Racial riots in 1915 in Ceylon to use the British’s support to them and take the control of the country. This is the exact behavior Ahamed Nazeer did when American Ambassador Atul Keshap was in a Tamil school podium, which Ahamed never did know existed in Sampoor. When Muslims failed on that, now Izeth’s and Hakeem’s fishing in troubled water is being considered as the Pragmatic Politics.

    There was no this type of continuous intense racial tension between Sinhalese and Tamils in the past history because they were ruled by separate Kings. So he wants them forcefully kept together. As Izeth fully understands that only he is arguing a three step theory, that is Muslims are not Tamils, Tamils are just another immigrants like Muslims and their problem is no different from Muslim problems and UN and IC accepts and welcome the ethno nationalistic majority ruling, brutal governments in Middle East and lankawe. Then he claims this as the recent vague.

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      Mr Mallirium
      I really appreciate your attempt to counter Izeth Husain by addressing his stance point by point rather than resorting to personal vilification like most of the donkeys here do.

      Soma

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        somassssssssssss

        “I really appreciate your attempt to counter Izeth Husain by addressing his stance point by point rather than resorting to personal vilification like most of the donkeys here do. “

        Do you think IH has points?

        What is your hidden agenda?

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        Soma – thanks for trying to be fair-minded.But I don’t think you are right about Mullaiyuran’s contribution.I glanced at it only here and there. Seems to be the usual Tamil racist drivel.
        The Tamil racists have found it unbearable that I get published in the Island and the Colombo Telegraph.I find that the present article and the two previous ones have been published in the Sri Lanka Guardian also. – IH

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          Izeth

          “Soma – thanks for trying to be fair-minded.But I don’t think you are right about Mullaiyuran’s contribution………….”

          Just because you had your articles published in “The Island” does not make them any more credible. Adverse comments on your commercial writings are not drivel but your thinking is.

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          Island has a record of long history in its anti-Tamil campaign. Your contribution fits in very well in that slot. CT opens up essays for contribution. You yet have to have one commentator to favorably comment constantly on your essays in CT. I have always found and pointed out your inferior reasoning, arguing, establishing, proving-s and your unrelenting convulsion to convolute the facts. But almost all Commentators are unanimously agreeing about your inferior knowledge, aside of your extraordinary tendency to explicitly show the racism without any attempt to hide it. When you could not reply for my first comment to your essay, you tried discount me and designated me as only an anti-Sinhala racist as I had used the word “Moadaya”. You attempted explain the reason for your designation of me as an anti-Sinhala racist is because the use of the word “Modaya”, one commonly used in CT by many commentators, as one exclusive of mine so that I am only anti Sinhala racist. When I explained to you that “Modaya” is Sinhala word and “Sinhala Modaya” was a phrase coined by Sinhala wisemen, you backed off without answering to that and stayed away from answering to any of my comments in the past. Today you are just wagging your tail to Soma claiming that I am just another Tamil racist. Even today you are not contesting Soma on the words he put out there. All what the reasoning, establishing, proving you did is just simply denied and showed off your jealous of somebody favorably commenting for my comments but while everybody opposes your writings.

          Further you think if you claim that you only glanced my comments here and there, your convolutions will be cleaned. What kinds of a shameless writer are you to comment on a comment without reading it? You not a writer, you are clown!

          Are you claiming, in addition to your super-diplomat title, you are an enlightened rebirth of prophet Mohamed to comment on a comment without reading it? Could write in Island or CT something for first time in your life, for Allah’s sake, after properly reading of it? Is that ok with you, instead of you just glancing it, properly read it and come back with any comments or if you have question on any of them for any clarification you might want? Don’t you thinks if you do that you do not have to wag your tail and beg Soma to tell that you are greatest writer in CT and Island, instead of Soma telling that I have answered to you point by point. Let me tell you one thing; if you do that, Soma may comment this in his words. “Instead being the usual racist donkey, Izeth this time has dismissed point by point all Mallaiyuran’s comments to his essay”. Instead being a ruthless racist, be graceful considering your age; respect others; Work hard and wait for a favorable comment and respect from a commentator instead being an ugly monkey praising its own tail. Don’t show off your jealous by calling me a jealous person.

          Don’t try to steal the name I earned from a commentator. Earn your food by work; don’t try to be loot and eat Muslim when Sinhalabuddists break a Tamils’ homes in pogroms.
          Don’t just be cowardice racist Izeth. Instead of babbling after just glancing on it, come back Izeth after reading it. Let see you courage Izeth! Come on Izeth!

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          Dear Izeth,
          Did you read in Colombo Telegraph about a Sinhala doctor insulting Muslims. This shows that not only Muslims but even others who appear like Muslims are not safe. So your laborious attempts to sow discard between Tamils and Sinhalese, to prevent this happening is not going to work. Please get lost and be comfortable among the promised 72 virgins.

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    Izeth progressed in various Lankan civil/public service positions by projecting himself as Sinhala Hussein. He did that so well that he was rewarded with diplomatic posts as well. This Sinhala Hussain thingy has got into his blood now.

    Izeth: “We Sri Lankans have hitherto tended to view the ethnic problem in terms of a stark dichotomy between the Sinhalese and the Tamils”
    Izeth brackets the Muslims with Sinhalese which is OK but why mention Mahawamsa here?

    Dichotomy is a pedantic word. The problem started with SWRD B’s PM-ship ambition. This was exploited by economic pirates and some have got very very rich. Lankans have lost out overall. By the way be weary of the impending economic piracy of Muslims.

    The title: “A Holistic Approach To The Ethnic Problem”
    This holistic approach is taken by those bankrupted of ideas. Izeth has only one idea – no devolution because of Tamil Nadu. He should think of “A Realistic Approach to the Language Divide”.

    Izeth: “The plight of the SL Tamils had no traction at the recent Tamil Nadu elections”
    Eelam Tamil issues were raised at hustings and so was the anti-Muslim Aluthgama pogrom of 2014. Please be informed that in Tamil Nadu the Muslims consider themselves Tamils.

    What the hell has that photograph to do with devolution? Has his business partner HLD Mahindapala not told him yet that “Democratic Sinhalese (several) are using gentle persuasion on (a single) Fascistic Tamil”.

    Try lateral thinking for a change Izeth.

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    Izeth progressed in various Lankan civil/public service positions by projecting himself as Sinhala Hussein. He did that so well that he was rewarded with diplomatic posts as well. This Sinhala Hussain thingy has got into his blood now.

    Izeth: “We Sri Lankans have hitherto tended to view the ethnic problem in terms of a stark dichotomy between the Sinhalese and the Tamils”
    Izeth brackets the Muslims with Sinhalese which is OK but why mention Mahawamsa here?
    Dichotomy is a pedantic word. The problem started with SWRD B’s PM-ship ambition. This was exploited by economic pirates and some have got very very rich. Lankans have lost out overall. By the way be weary of the impending economic piracy of Muslims.

    The title: “A Holistic Approach To The Ethnic Problem”
    This holistic approach is taken by those bankrupted of ideas. Izeth has only one idea – no devolution because of Tamil Nadu. He should think of “A Realistic Approach to the Language Divide”.

    Izeth: “The plight of the SL Tamils had no traction at the recent Tamil Nadu elections”
    Eelam Tamil issues were raised at hustings and so was the anti-Muslim Aluthgama pogrom of 2014. Please be informed that in Tamil Nadu the Muslims consider themselves Tamils.

    What the hell has that photograph to do with devolution? Has his business partner HLD Mahindapala not told him yet that “Democratic Sinhalese (several) are using gentle persuasion on (a single) Fascistic Tamil”.

    Try lateral thinking for a change Izeth.

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    Hussein in order to divide the Sri lankan Sinhalese and the Tamils likes to mischievously draw in the Tamil Nadu factor into the Sri Lankan national question within Sri lanka which is purely an internal matter. Perhaps, he is being influenced by Mahindapala whom he described as a Malay –perhaps the birds of the similar feather bent on bringing about a cleavage between the Sinhalese and the Tamils. In demanding devolution the Tamils want “Internal” self determination as opposed to separation. The recognition of internal self determination will indeed ensure lasting peace with no threat to the amicable relations between the main nationalities as envisioned in the Bandaranaike –Chelvanayagam pact of 1957, Bensen

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    Good that we have Gnanasar and Bodu Bala Sena to counter rabid islamics like Hussein.

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    Mamath Sinhalam wishes that the biceps of Gnanasara will grow and that he would counter people like the Iseth Hussein.

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    The thing with Sri Lankan Muslim politics, that this Tamil hating Izeth is part of, is that it has been hijacked by a small microscopic minority of Selfish power hungry southern elite Muslim families from Colombo, Kandy and Galle who are part Arab/Western Asian but still predominantly Dravidian/Tamil in heritage and origin.

    This minority has taken hold of the island’s Muslim politics and have brainwashed the island’s Indian origin Dravidian Muslim Tamil masses who make up around 96% of the island’s Muslim population, that they are all purely descended from Arabs and to hate everything Tamil and even their actual Tamil heritage and if they get a chance to destroy it.

    This is really a form of genocide by brainwashing and not allowing a people to acknowledge/ appreciated their actual real heritage culture and language. As a reward for this dividing and ruling the island’s Tamils, the Sinhalese establishment has given them ministerships and other perks.

    This is like the 20000-30000 part European Burgher minority taking power of the island’s two million Sinhalese and Tamil Christian population and brainwashing them to thing that because of their Christian religion they are of European heritage and origin,to hate everything Sinhalese or Tamil and to destroy it.

    This never happened as the Sinhalese and Tamil Christians were too educated and powerful and the Burgher population did not have it in them. However until very recently the Tamil Muslim masses were very backward and uneducated and this microscopic part Arab predominantly Tamil elite were very rich educated and powerful but did not have the numbers for any political or powerbase. as they were less than 5% of the island’s Muslim population. They needed the Dravidian Tamil Muslim masses for their selfish economic and power base. Therefore brainwashed them to hate their real Dravidian Tamil origin and heritage and worship everything Arab. Now the damage has been done and these people have been do brainwashed, that they will stubbornly not accept the obvious truth that more than 95% of the island’s Muslims are descended from low caste Indian origin Hindu Tamil coverts. Only a very small percentage have some Arab blood and even these are predominantly Tamil.

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    Sir,

    You write these columns- mostly of same contents but of different dressings-mainly for the broad sheet “The Island” which is anti-tamil, because of which pro-“muslim” that have many people of Islam religion among it’s journalists, and pro-SLFP of Rajapakse faction; and where one cannot rebut as it does not allow the opinion of readership (as in CT) in it’s internet edition. Also your opinion of devolution of power to Tamils is invariably similar to sinhala nationalists whose articles the said newspaper often carry. Hence you writings are to pacify those nationalists and many Sinhala-buddhists, although once in a while hit below their belts by labelling them racists but not as racists as Tamils, and implying people of Islam religion are holy.

    Also you cunningly insert in your last edition (last para, last sentence) and in this edition (para 3, sentence 5) about descrimination againt “Muslims” and implying minority rights should be safe guarded thereby get the benifts off Tamils struggle. Please note Moors were differentiated into “Ceylon Moors” and “Indian Moors” before independence in two censuses (mentioned in one of last week’s “The Island”) and you Sir, you belong to the latter one I am sure, and in this country only for few generations. You should first of all write about the descriminations, or in your words “problems”, faced by the “Muslims” in the hands of Sinhalese.

    Because of your attack on Tamils aspirations some commentators write against your thinkings and you categorize them as Islamaphobes. But it is fair game as you criticize Tamils from the pedestal of Islam

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      EnAG

      Please don’t waste time, energy and print on an ageing “Comic” – to use his language. Tasteless “drivel” is what he produces in large and regular quantity – this laced with untruths, innuendo and what else have you – to fool The Island to make his articles “fit” for publication. Quality, content and substance are rarely there. The regular and harsh criticism IH attracts from CT readership does not seem to bother the English daily – allegedly infiltrated by Islamists. However, responsible and influential Muslims in the public domain appear to have warned him in recent times to restrain his seditious and irresponsible writing. He is, therefore, less noisy but the element of congenital mischief continues.

      Backlash

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    These Muslims first benefited by the marginalisation of the island’s Tamils. They overtly and covertly connived with the Sinhalese to discriminate marginalise the island’s Tamils and to commit war crimes on them. Now they want to cash in on the back of immense Tamil sacrifice and struggle to gain immense advantages and benefits for their immigrant community from South India as the expense of the Tamils and their sacrifice, with all sorts of concocted false claims and history. Everything about them is a lie and a fake. Fake history fake Arab origin. No wonder no one trusts them

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