30 October, 2020

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A Letter Of Appreciation To Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka (II)

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Dear Mr. V (presumably, it stands for Vadukoddai) Kanthaiya,

I sincerely hope that you wouldn’t mind if I follow your example and request Colombo Telegraph to publish this letter on their website with the hope that you would read it. This is because, like you, I was not able to get the address. Other than your admission of haunting men’s rest room to pick up political gossip that titillates you, or the privacy of your room where you watch free porn – I hope the fly in your trousers is tightly zipped to keep the Peter Meter in check ! — there is nothing to indicate which part of the world you hang out.

Men’s rest rooms where you pick up political gossip indicate that it could be in Sri Lanka because that is where big knobs like Ranil Wickremesinghe, Mangala Samaraweera, Malick Samarawickrema, and their type hang out discussing Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s political theories. But then again I doubt whether it is in Sri Lanka because the Government has banned porn on the net, including TamilNet. But the tone and the thrust of your letter indicate that you are another “V” (Vadukoddian of the 1976 vintage) living in the Evil-laam of V. Prabhakaran, or in the fictitious land of your Prime Minister, V. Rudrakumaran, who can’t even issue a visa to you to enter the men’s rest rooms you talk of in your letter.

Unlike you I cannot say that I write this letter in appreciation of the great service rendered by you because you sound, despite your protestations, very much like one of those hired secretaries who had taken down dictation from a Managing Director/CEO of a night club of strippers that must have kept your Peter Meter ticking all night. Besides, the symptoms of frustrations are written all over and I was wondering whether the zip you talk of was open when you wrote what you wrote. I am sure you won’t be “disappointed”, as you say in your letter, if you start writing next time with your trousers up at the belly and not down below the knees, as you state, tempting you to let your hand fly frenetically like that of a one-armed bandit. .

Your exercise published in the Colombo Telegraph speaks a great deal about your bitterness caused by the beating that Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka gave you lot at UNHRC. Your mob couldn’t take that beating, coming shortly after the beating at Nandikadal. It was so stunning that the even the secret admirer of the Jaffna Tamil Boko Haram, Radhika Coomaraswamy, then acting as the mother of all children at the UN, sent an e-mail categorizing Dr. Jayatilleka’s winning speech at UNHRC as “obnoxious”. This reaction is typical of the so-called Tamil human rights activists who can give it to others but can’t take it when it is given back with interest to them. Like you they think that only Tamils have the right to follow any mass murderer as long as he/she takes them to Pee-lam. If the Sinhalese back an elected representative who had saved the Tamils like Mahinda Rajapaksa they see that as chauvinism, racism, majoritarianism etc. In fact, they believe that the Sinhalese, the Indians and the rest of the world exist to back the Jaffna Tamils all the way to their Pee-lam.

I must also confess that I am surprised by the way you sometimes hit the mark. For instance, you say that UNHRC is an NGO funded by CIA. Though it is blind shot in the dark it is 100% accurate because USA, a big funder of UNHRC, has big say in running its political agenda. After boycotting it for a long time US has come back to UNHRC to push its neo-imperialist agenda through the cover of human rights. Your statement is so accurate that it leads me to conclude that you must have written this at a time when your zip was closed. The rest must have been written with an open zip because you seem to have run riot with your imagination in those areas. I think you must, now and then, chill out!. They say that keeping the fly open too often makes you go blind. And the signs are there already.

Take, for instance, your remarks on president Mahinda Rajapaksa, the man who liberated the Tamils. You are crowing today because Mahinda Rajapaksa made it possible for your people to exercise freedoms at highest possible level. Make no mistake, CBKWickremesingheSirisena trio won because of one single dominant factor : Mahinda Rajapaksa defeated the Tamil Tiger fascism which suppressed and denied the Tamil people their fundamental freedoms of speech, association and, of course, voting rights, to mention only a few. Mahinda Rajapaksa not only liberated the Tamils from Tiger fascism but even gave them one off the fairest elections to elect their rulers without being hunted, incarcerated – may be even executed – for voting. It is the liberation of the Tamils of the north by Mahinda Rajapaksa which gave the freedom for the Tamils in the north to vote against him – something which they could have never done with their hero Prabhakaran. Nor could the TNA leaders exercise their fundamental rights and run a political campaign to vote for Ranil-CBK combination with Sirisena as their puppet if Mahinda Rajapaksa didn’t liquidate Prabhakaran. If your zip is closed you will certainly agree with this.

Mahinda Rajapaksa liberated the Tamils from centuries of serfdom. You and your lot had never tasted liberty, freedom or democracy except under “the Sinhala governments”, as you call it. First, you were under the tyranny of the likes of Sankili who massacred 600 Catholics in Mannar for owing allegiance to the Portuguese. Then, under all colonial masters, including the British, you were under oppressive Vellahla fascism that didn’t give your people a drop of water to drink from your wells, labeling them as untouchable pariahs. Then the Vadukoddai Resolution transferred Vellahla power to the worst political criminal produced by the Jaffna culture, V. Prabhakaran, who kept the old, the young, the male and the females and above all children under his fascist jackboot.

This historical sequence makes it amply clear that you enjoyed freedoms only under the “Sinhala governments” which, despite aberrations, fought for your rights under left, right and center regimes. You may not know that it was SWRD Bandaranaike who first moved to liberate the Tamils who were oppressed and reduced to slaves by the Vellahla caste fascists. His Prevention of Social Disabilities Act was hailed by sociologist as one the finest pieces of legislation ever to dismantle the entrenched caste system of the north which reduced the “Tamil pariahs” to slavery worse than those in the Bible belt of America, or the apartheid in S. Africa. You may also not know that it was Bandaranaike who elevated the Tamil language to its highest state level by enshrining the Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act of 1958 in the statute books. This is the first time that the Sri Lankan nation recognized Tamil as a language of the state.

Whatever justice, dignity and respect you enjoyed you got it from “the Sinhala governments” which you have never ceased to vilify. You demonized the Sinhalese to cover-up your obscene and dehumanizing fascism of the Vellahlas and the Tigers. If Bandaranaike took the first steps to liberate you from the caste fascism of the Vellahlas then Mahinda Rajapakse liberated you from the political fascism of the Tamil Pol Pot + Boko Haram. You no longer fear that the children will be hijacked by your Tamil Boko Haram, do you VK? Who did that for you, VK?

Tamils of the north went to the polling booths and voted en masse only because Mahinda Rajapakse made it possible for your people to exercise your rights without looking over your shoulder, like Rajani Tiranagama who was shot in the back when she was returning home from the University of Jaffna – another great gift from the Sinhala government to the people of Jaffna. Right, VK? It was Mahinda Rajapaksa who gave you the easy access to polling booths to vote en masse by building new highways and byways, right VK? Which Tamil leader ever gave you such opportunities to live and uplift the likes of you with basic human rights, eh VK?

Isn’t is because MR liberated the Tamils of the north that they became “freedom-fighters” for democracy which they enjoyed in full measure under Mahinda Rajapaksa, right VK? In fact, Mahinda Rajapakse gave the TNA Police protection from the taxes paid mainly by the Sinhalese, for Sampanthan & Co to survive against premeditated attacks of your V. Prabhakaran. Agreed, VK? Tell me, VK, where were these “freedom fighters” when Prabhakaran was ruling them with an iron fist? Under Prabhakaran Tamil leaders were quite happy to be co-fascist-oppressors of Prabhakaran’s Pol Potist regime without uttering a single word of protest. Today the Sampanthans, Wigneswarans and Sumanthirans have the opportunity to defy and pose as heroes only because Mahinda Rajapaksa created the liberal political culture free from Tamil fascism. Right VK? It is laughable when Sampanthan decries corruption and freedom under Mahinda Rajapaksa government after having gone along merrily, without a murmur, when Prabhakaran was swimming in pools in the dry Vanni with his children whilst inviting the children of other Tami parents only to serve them their last supper with a cyanide pill for dessert.

Like the way Mahinda Rajapaksa learnt that having hoppers with a long-standing friend can be the most dangerous thing the Tamils too were aware of the dangers of having dinner with Prabhakaran. Which Tamil activist in London, Melbourne, New York and Toronto would send their children to have last supper with Prabhakaran? They and their children came to Vanni only to take photos with Prabhakaran and display them on their mantelpiece in London, Melbourne, New York and Toronto. That is difference between Islamic fundamentalist fighting for a separate state and the Tamil fighting for their separate state. Muslims went from France, UK, USA in hundreds to fight for the ISL state. But the Tamil expats went only to take pictures with Prabhakaran. How many pictures posing with Prabhakaran do you have on display at home, VK?

I do not know whether you wear glasses or not but if you do please get them cleaned because you seemed to have missed the Tamil Tigers who fired heavy artillery at hospitals and other civilian centers. Tamils are also said to be very good at arithmetic. Their ability to count every cent is , as you know, is legendary. But somehow their arithmetic failed to add up when it came to counting human beings. Your calculations on the number dead seems to be based on the assumption that the Tiger guns and artillery were stuffed with pittu at Nandikadal. Only the guns of SL forces fired live bullets at Tamils.

Also when the Tamil teachers, government servants and other Tamil officials in the area went from house to house to count the Tamil dead they came up with a figure of around 10,000. But you quote a figure of 40,000. Who counted it for you, VK? You cite the UN? But who counted it for the UN? Gordon Weiss, the UN representative in Sri Lanka, put the figure at 7,000 when he was in Colombo. After he left he jacked up the figure to 40,000 as a sensational ploy to market his book. Like you he too gives the impression that the Tamil Tigers were non-violent Gandhians who ate va-days and meditated by the wayside, while the lethal bullets of the SL Forces were flying in and out of Tamil bodies.

Anyway, as eye-witnesses agree that both sides were firing, can you find out how many of the 40,000 Tamils killed were by bullets of SL Forces and how many by the firing of Tamil Tigers? As stated earlier, liberating the Tamils from the fascist oppression of the Tigers is a great humanitarian operation with the least civilian casualties. What is more, the general consensus is that it was a “just war”. Eliminating the subhuman killers was the lesser evil. Having failed in all other peaceful processes there was no alternative except the ineluctable process at Nandikadal. The peace that dawned and the lives saved in the post-Nandikadal phase alone proves that the liquidation of the Tamil fascists was the best thing that happened to the Tamils who suffered untold miseries for 33-year (from 1976 – 2009).

Removing the basic fears of the Tamils that haunted them daily and restoring normalcy for day-to-day living alone deserves praise for the Sri Lankan soldiers who risked their lives to save the fleeing Tamils. The Tamil IDPs were not only abandoning and running away from Prabhakaran but also ducking the bullets fired by Prabhakaran to keep them by force inside the human shield to protect him and his family. Remember how your “saviours” bombed the fleeing Tamils when they were in the queue waiting to be admitted into safety zone of the Army? Where were you VK during this phase? Guzzling whiskey? Or supplying cyanide to your dear leader? Like Sampanthan what right have you to moralize on the rest of the nation when the likes of Sampanthan and you were obediently licking the boots of a Tamil Pol Pot who dragged the Tamil people all the way to Nandikadal?

The highest point in the Jaffna Tamil culture was reached when the children were taken forcibly – sometimes from the Churches – to sit for their last supper with the Tamil Boko Haram. Tamil morality is now struggling to reach another level by erecting a statue for this Tamil humanitarian whose obscenities were derived from Sankili who mercilessly massacred 600 Tamil Catholics one Christmas eve during the Portuguese period. As per usual you are attempting to sanitize the blood-thirsty brutalities of Tamil history by pointing a finger at the Sinhalese who gave you the essential freedoms that you never had, including protection from Prabhakaran to the beleaguered Tamil MPs.

It was Mahinda Rajapaksa who restored dignity, respect and decency to the Tamils who were treated like cattle by Prabhakaran and his predecessors. Ask Sampanthan what freedom he had to express his opinions in front of Prabhakaran? What is the dignity he had when he had to go on bended knees to protect his neck before that Tamil mass murderer? Compare the status of Sampanthan today and that of the time when he was under the rule of Prabhakaran and tell us which is better?

It was the vilified Sinhalese who protected and preserved democracy for all Sri Lankans. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory at Nandikadal was a landmark achievement for democracy because he crushed Tamil fascist dictatorship once and for all. In one sense, the Vadukoddai War was a pure and simple battle between democratic forces of south and the fascist tyrannical forces of the north. One of the greatest achievements of Mahinda Rajapaksa is that he defeated the Tamil fascism and restored democracy to the war-torn nation. The result of that was clearly demonstrated on January 8.

Of course, VK you will not hear about the details mentioned above in your frequent visits to men’s rest rooms. You have to read it in the Colombo Telegraph. And as a post script permit me to add that I am stopping at this point because I do not want to lengthen it any further. Besides, I do not want to keep you away from private porn shows. Have a nice day and keep your zip tight.

Yours sincerely
HLDM

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  • 45
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    Colombo Telegraph:
    Would you please purchase a garbage can large enough, if you don’t
    already have one to consign this “rubbish thambi” and the sycophantic garbage he persists in writing about his paymaster, Mahinda, who, one can only assume, has enough stolen Sri Lankan money stashed away in the Seychelles to continue paying him?
    Incidentally, isn’t it time that CT institutes a policy of NOT publishing paid advertisements for the MR thieves by such as this shill, Mahindapala?

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      Ohh H. L. D. Mahindapala – Mahinda Shill and Whitewasher,

      RE: A Letter Of Appreciation To Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka (II)

      What Happened to your Job description. I was under the impression that job required shilling and White-washing medamulana Mahinda Rajaapaksa?

      Now it looking like it has been extended to include the Shills and White Washers of Mahinda Rajapksas as well.

      Looks like $5 Billion, S5,000,000,000or Rs.650 Billion or Rs. 650,000,000,000 goes a long way…

      Mahindapala, just move on. Talk to Anura Jumara Dissanayaka and JVO. They know a lot about Mahinda Rajapasa and Company.

    • 13
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      This man says “your bitterness caused by the beating that Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka gave you lot at UNHRC.” How illogical or plainly foolish are you Mahandapala… If DJ or GLPereis like guys made any logical and realistic arguments, UNHRC wouldn’t have come after SL. Actually, LTTE hardcore supporters must have been very happy to see SL sending fools like Dayan/GL to UN.

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        AVB,
        DJ also proposed a ‘referendum’ on the Monarchy in Britain at the UNHRC!
        This shows how dumb he was!

    • 8
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      if a writer is insane only this kind of articles can be written. Unfortunately, these both DJ and Mahindapala seem to be miles away from getting it. Ane paw – so sad that so called Mr Interllectual (DJ) not to have have grasped it yet.

  • 16
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    Mahindapala has found a new master….birds of a feather flock together !

    Bunch of has beens and losers, with zero credibility !

  • 14
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    Mahindapaalaaaa! you wet the editor of the state run Sunday Observer, the article underneath you is from the former editor of same company runs “daily News” – Arjuna Ranavana. Look at the deference men!! You are such a garbage.

  • 34
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    I had to stop reading this puerile, racist, garbage halfway through, as not only was it boring, it was also the reflection of a tired old sexually retarded gutter-mouth who has to resort to crude sexual innuendo to get his view(s) across.

    His line, ” …the symptoms of frustrations are written all over..” is a most apt description of his state of being and hopefully he will stop boring CT readers with his futile defense of the most insidious administration this country has had the misfortune to experience.

    Mahindapala, you should take your own advice and “… start writing next time with your trousers up at the belly and not down below the knees, as you state, tempting you to let your hand fly frenetically like that of a one-armed bandit. .” Maybe that will ease your frustrations and spare us your bullshit.

    Get a life, [Edited out]

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      But he will need a blue pill.

  • 28
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    You are an old disgusting SOB who,is,probably,a porn watcher, otherwise how do you explain his fascination for porn.

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      Only those who watch porn and cant do anything with their Peter Meter entertain themselves with racist gibberish writing.

      Get your self a pack of Viagra please and you will realize that your Peter Meter will become a Hindu item of respect and worship.

      You can then write another article – “How St Peter Saved me ” and why I gave up being a frustrated Sinhalese Buddhist Racist. That will make much better reading.

  • 24
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    Such a pathetic effort. Stopped less than half way as it was an article of a sore loser.

    Mahinda-Daasa, you talk about free and fair election in North because of your hora MR. But you conveniently do not bring up 2005 Elections when MR pleaded and bribed VP to threaten the north east citizens and made them boycott.

    Just a reminder most of the others of your type have stopped “Kade yana eka” and packed up their laundry business.

  • 10
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    I would agree with you, however under the present climate support for MR is not permitted – in English, at least.

    • 6
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      Freespeech – Why would anyone want to support corruption, nepotism and bad governance in either English or Sinhala, unless the supporter is of the same ilk or stands to gain (like Mahin-the-Pala)?

  • 24
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    The great thing about articles from Mahindapala is that readers are conditioned not to read him, no sooner his name is appended to any text.

    Freedom of expression allows the like of him to write, demean and expose himself. Much like Dayan Jayatilleke, Mahindapala enjoys vast popularity in the reverse. The fact that they pay no heed to public sentiment shows us that they share a value structure where self respect pays no part.

    What a pair!

    • 15
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      Justice & Fairplay

      “Freedom of expression allows the like of him to write, demean and expose himself. Much like Dayan Jayatilleke, Mahindapala enjoys vast popularity in the reverse.”

      You have done justice to readers.

      Thanks a lot.

      Keep an eye on these dirty old men who type to amuse themselves. They thrive on readers’ dissatisfaction, abuse, condemnation, ridicule, …. disgust, for they are into masochism. This is the only way they could achieve “self actualization” as most of their partners probably would have already abandoned them. How could they share their bed with the most vile and repugnant men?

      Please use the following words to describe these men:

      foul, nasty, unpleasant, bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, abominable, atrocious, offensive, obnoxious, odious, unsavoury, repulsive, off-putting, repellent, revolting, repugnant, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, hateful, nauseating, sickening; base, low, mean, wretched, disgraceful, appalling, shocking, ugly, vulgar, sorry, shabby, shameful, dishonourable, execrable, heinous, abhorrent, deplorable, monstrous, wicked, evil, dark, dirty, vicious, iniquitous, sinful, corrupt, sordid, depraved, perverted, debased, reprobate, degenerate, debauched, dissolute, contemptible, despicable, reprehensible, diabolical, diabolic, devilish, fiendish, hellish, damnable; informalyucky, sick-making, gut-churning, icky, gross, God-awful, low-down, rotten, sick; lousy, vomitous; shitty; scurvy, disgustful, egregious, flagitious

      abhorrent, revolting, repulsive, repellent, disgusting, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, nasty, loathsome, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, monstrous, appalling, reprehensible, deplorable, insufferable, intolerable, unacceptable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, unspeakable, noxious, obscene, base, hideous, grisly, gruesome, horrendous, heinous, atrocious, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, obnoxious, unsavoury, unpalatable, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, dislikeable, off-putting, displeasing; informalghastly, horrible, horrid, gross, putrid, sick-making, yucky, God-awful; beastly, skanky; noisome; disgustful, scurvy, loathly; rebarbative

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        Native Vedda

        Thanks for the word selection from the English Language.

        Can one pick words from other languages as well? CT says the Language id English.

        Like Dritt, Fy Faen, å faen ( oh shit ) etc in Norwegian?

        “DRITT” ENGLISH TRANSLATION
        shit (excrements) {noun} [coll.]
        Hvis du er en som fører regnskap og krysser av bokser er det eneste du kan gjøre under disse omstendighetene å kjøpe billigere dritt.
        If you’re an accountant, and a box-ticker, the only thing you can do in these circumstances is buy cheaper shit.

  • 7
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    M…..pala is a known crony of MR and he has come now in support of another one of the same breed.
    He should realise from the comments of the readers as to how much they appreciate his points of view.

    He would do a service for himself by nit writing in the CT.

  • 5
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    HLD Mahindapala’s allegiance to MR and that he was a beneficiary of the System was a well known to a discerning reader. His job was to sing for the Master. With this letter in defence of DJ, he has indirectly shown us that DJ is also from the same clan and hence this response from HLDM. It also exposes the racial leanings of the man.

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    To all commentators above

    Though HLD and DJ don’t align themselves with Colombo Telegraph agenda CT allocates 1% of space for this category just to be “fair”.

  • 4
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    Thanks Mahinda, great to see you haven’t lost your ability to take a journalistic blowtorch to hypocrisy and humbug.

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      Not a smart idea Dayan to take out that blow torch out in a cesspit. The Methane gass in the pit will do Mahindapala Down under.

      Please spare Mahindapala such a traumatic end – that you brought about to Premadasa – when you in your advisory capacity made him buddies with LTTE.

      Mahnhdapala noxious gas effects no body in down under and he knows that, but it the Sinhalese Buddhist pit – it adds to the fumes.

    • 7
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      Birds of a feather flock together <—- both of you have made it clear.
      Thanks

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        In older days in the country, personalities similar to Rajano were surrounded by serpina men, ones to massage or ones who recited songs of his favourites – and even pleased by any means Rajano thought was of his interest.
        I believe these two men – Mahindapala and Dayan Jayathilaka could do the job now better than had been before by going to Medamulana. Else, I cant get why these men hang on with a man who looted the nation to core

    • 14
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      Dr Dayan Jayatilleka

      “your ability to take a journalistic blowtorch to hypocrisy and humbug.”

      This is bit rich coming from a humbug, hypocrite, war monger, war crimine denier, ……………… a homophobic typist,

    • 3
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      Humbug,….,…

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-new-governments-real-agenda/comment-page-2/#comments-1753581
      Comment by Ranjan January 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm
      An extract from Dayan’s article in Lanka Guardian back in 1982, “The steady, selective liquidation of Tamil militants is accompanied by the parallel process of a deliberate attempt to ‘de-legitimize’ and ‘criminalize’ the political-military struggle in the North” “The armed actions in the North are not terroristic and alien to Marxism-Leninism but are in fact typical of an early stage of a protracted peoples war of national liberation” “The sudden, spectacular and successful military actions by the urban guerillas against definable sources of repression and visible institutions of the State, begin to convince broader and broader layers of the populace that armed struggle is possible as well as morally justifiable and absolutely necessary to break free from oppression” This guy is the worst opportunist in the island, much worse than Mervin Silva

    • 4
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      It is now war between racist, opporunistic, corrupted Sinhala fundamentalists versus liberal, peace loving, incorrupt people of Srilanka.

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      With blowtorch, self blowjob? Yes he had narrated his porn fascination, but on whose face?? May be you know it!

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      Sad to see Dayan – a man who never towed the hate-the-Tamil line – acknowledging help from an internationally known racist. No wonder that you have to wake up with fleas when you go to bed with dogs.

      Watch out Dayan. In your frustration you are walking straight to the precipice. Time to turn back.

      In my opinion, you are too good to be lost to the sane world.

  • 4
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    CT should stick to more professional writers. This one is amateurish, childish, and the content fit for adolescent youth, who might giggle at the sexual innuendos and ugly words. It is a waste of space and time.

  • 1
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    Forget for a few moments the fact that this piece has been written by a person quite obviously obsessed with what he does with what lies below his belt. Then read what has been written.

    He describes very well the way in which the Tamils grovelled at the feet of fascism the same way in which the Sinhalese did.

  • 5
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    Mahindapala,

    Dayan is writing from the Sinhala Buddhist Communal Cesspit – does it matter where others are ? unless you are with him down under ?

  • 1
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    Wow, well said Mr Mahindapala. As for the frustrated Tamils and their porn ……. [Edited out]

  • 8
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    Mahindapala,

    You are idiot.
    You are boot licker of Rajapaksa family.
    You must shutup now.
    If you still praise your Rajapaksa family definitely [Edited out]

  • 5
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    Dear HDLM,

    Unlike the sarcastic but amusing article about Dayan Jayatilleke that elicited this angry response, your contribution lacks wit and is not as pleasant to read as that of Mr Kanthaiya. Dayan himself responded to this parodying article with good humour. Your intent may not have been to amuse, however, rather to inform (despite your lame attempts at toilet humour).

    If so, it is true that everyone in the areas controlled by the LTTE were deprived of their basic human rights by the LTTE, and that the much criticised Rajapakse government was responsible for giving Tamils back their voting rights, enabling the Tamils to play a key role in voting the Rajapakses out of office.

    It is also true that the Vellaha caste has had a long history of oppression of the “lower” castes – this continued during the war with the LTTE. The Tigers claimed to disregard caste prejudice, attracting the so-called lower castes into the organization as fighters. These “lower caste” youth were regarded as expendable by the “upper caste” Vellalas who funded the war from the safety of the West.

    I did not know about SWRD Bandaranaike opposing caste discrimination. The situation in Sri Lanka regarding caste prejudice has a history of being worse in Tamil Hindu culture and Tamil Christian culture than in Sinhalese Buddhist culture, but I believe most of the Sinhalese political leaders have belonged to the Govigama caste. Unlike in India, though, there is not a problem of “untouchability” in Sri Lanka any more, as far as I know. I may be wrong – I’m sure it was practiced in the Hindu kingdom of the Aryachakravartis.

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      Romesh
      The topic of discussion is about Dr DJ (disc Jockey of baila/ Daddy DJ). I appreciate your comment that DJ took the criticism in the right spirit. However there was no need to talk about caste system and in other forms of discrimination.

      I can sling mud at any community from their past deeds. Let put a full stop to it.As far as HLDM is concerned ignoring what he says and going to comments section is the best form of insult

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        Thank Ken.
        Well said

    • 4
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      Romesh,

      You just regurgitate other chauvinist materials without eruditely substantiating whether they were true or not! You write:

      “These “lower caste” youth were regarded as expendable by the “upper caste” Vellalas who funded the war from the safety of the West.”

      Nonsense! I welcome you to criticise the LTTE for all their shortcomings including them recruiting child soldiers but accusing them of caste bias is completely preposterous and you know it! Have you any idea as to the death toll on the Jaffna families regardless of their caste affiliations? Do you know as to how many inter-caste marriages took place within the LTTE ranks?

      One good thing that the LTTE should be credited with is to bridge the caste barriers. You are a cheap and spurious individual writing complete fibs on public forums; it is a disgrace to your erudite father!

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        Dear Burning Issue,

        I agree that the LTTE stood against caste division, which is why many young people of the so-called lower castes were attracted to the organization. As you know, Prabakaran was not a member of the Vellala caste.

        This opposition to caste divisions is commendable (and I’m sure there were marriages between caste in the LTTE, once VP allowed cadres to get married in the first place), but different from the reality of the overall situation considering the Tamil diaspora that funded the war from afar. These were the Tamils with professional jobs in the West, who were indeed disproportionately Vellala. Hence my statement that the upper caste Vellahas funded the war being fought on the ground by the so-called “lower castes” (though I agree that the LTTE did not discriminate on the basis of caste, which is why so many lower caste youths were attracted to the organization in the first place).

        You tell me that I am free to criticise the LTTE for its use (and abuse) of child soldiers. There are many things to criticise besides this. This includes the way the so-called lower castes were manipulated to join a militaristic cult that was claiming to be fighting for freedom but was a despotic oppressor of the Tamil people and a terroriser of all Sri Lanka’s people. In short, the Vellalas paid and the Dalits sacrificed themselves, thinking they were fighting for an organization that would emancipate the ‘lower’ castes.

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          Disproportionate discrimination of lower castes.

          Romesh
          Common sense tells me that when a war is fought the oppressed gets the short end of the stick. I feel it just the same as far as sinhalese are concerned. Field marshall Sarath Fonseka is from the karawe caste for example.

          There are mistakes made out on both sides and harping on vellala caste is not the way forward. Caste system is probably deeply embeded in sinhalese as tamils.

          Vitriolitic comments from HLDM are nothing new and they do more harm than your obsession with vellalas. Infact I think I begin to believe it is jealousy which fuels this discourse.

          Sinhalese needs to be thankful for what their tamil brethren done by electing what looks like a less corrupted leader.
          Please visit jaffna and see for yourself of the presumed superiority of vellala!.

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            Dear Ken,

            I appreciate your comment about the oppressed getting the short end of the stick. In this case the lower castes (both Sinhalese and Tamil) may well have been the greatest victims of the conflict.

            I assure you that I am neither obsessed by caste nor jealous of Vellalas. My mother’s family are Vellala and claim descent from the King of Jaffna. I was not brought up to be caste-conscious though, and have always been opposed to discrimination based on caste (or class).

            I just thought it was a facet of the war that has not been discussed adequately – what was the role of caste in the war, and if the lower castes were the greatest victims, what have we to learn from this? The subject of the Vellalas was raised by the author, which is why I explored it further.

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              Romesh
              thank you for your reply
              ken

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          Romesh,

          I do not want to have a beef with you for sake of having one. However, I do detest people publicly make inaccurate statements. I do agree that the Caste Systems in Sri Lanka have been bane of the societies regardless of communal divide. One may argue that the caste system in Jaffna was profound than in other areas; there might be credence for one to espouse such thoughts. As it stands now, casteism in Jaffna is barely noticeable as the lower caste people are fully cognisant of their due rights and take no nonsense form anyone. One should owe it to the LTTE greatly for advancing that situation as a byproduct.

          You say:

          “I agree that the LTTE stood against caste division, which is why many young people of the so-called lower castes were attracted to the organization. As you know, Prabakaran was not a member of the Vellala caste.”

          So this statement of yours above is directly contradicting your earlier statement as shown below:

          “It is also true that the Vellaha caste has had a long history of oppression of the “lower” castes – this continued during the war with the LTTE. The Tigers claimed to disregard caste prejudice, attracting the so-called lower castes into the organization as fighters. These “lower caste” youth were regarded as expendable by the “upper caste” Vellalas who funded the war from the safety of the West.”

          You explicitly stated that the LTTE knowingly expended the fighters from the lower caste. This is profoundly inaccurate and extremely preposterous.

          You also state that only the Vellala caste who funded the LTTE! You have no idea mate; the Sinhala authorities oppressed the Tamils regardless of their caste affiliations. The Sinhala who attacked the Tamils during the 1983 pogrom did not process the Tamils in terms they were Wellala or not! All those Tamils who were identified were targets. The Tamils left Sri Lanka in draws and many ended up in prosperous Switzerland. How many Wellala do you think ended up there? Swiss Tamils were the ones who were contributing to the LTTE coffers exponentially. This is just one example. So I would advice you that, before you make ill-judged comments on public forums, you do some simple research.

          You further say:

          “You tell me that I am free to criticise the LTTE for its use (and abuse) of child soldiers. There are many things to criticise besides this.”

          Have you read my post properly? I said:

          “I welcome you to criticise the LTTE for all their shortcomings including them recruiting child soldiers….”

          I said that you can criticise all their shortcomings; I did not restrict to just recruiting child solders! I had been extremely critical of the LTTE for a long while. Many people who participated on debates on Groundviews would attest to it.

          Here is another preposterous statement of your:

          “In short, the Vellalas paid and the Dalits sacrificed themselves, thinking they were fighting for and organization that would emancipate the ‘lower’ castes.”

          The LTTE despite their many deplorable antics did not entice the lower caste people exclusively into their organisation. There were many senior ranked people who belonged to the lower castes. You inculcate that the Wellala used the lower caste people to fight their war, which is simply pigment of your imagination. You really need to get out their and talk to the Tamil people; you will get a shock of your life!

          Please do not hide behind the caste system of Jaffna; you need to accept that the Sinhala collectively oppressed the Tamils that precipitated the rise of the LTTE and other militant organisations. LTTE was a product of the Sinhala Hegemony that disproportionately discriminated the Tamils reducing them as worthless and invaders. This is precisely why, your farther stand for justice for the minorities.

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            Well said BI.
            In my opinion Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam is simply rebelling against his father Dr Brian Senewiratne.

            RSA – not only you have Tamil connection rest of the Sinhalese also have Tamil connection. Not sure they also have Jaffna Royal connection.

            RSA has found enough time to find his connection to Vellala caste and Jaffna Royal family. Could not find the time to read enough to understand how successive PMs and presidents committed GENOCIDE.

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    Mahindapala as usual is washing dirty linen in public!

    I wonder how much he was paid by MARA for this gutter essay. MARA knows whom to hire for his dirty work.Mahindapala,being the son of an Ambulance driver was consistently reckless!

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      In older days in the country, personalities similar to Rajano were surrounded by serpina men, ones to massage or ones who recited songs of his favourites – and even pleased by any means Rajano thought was of his interest.
      I believe these two men – Mahindapala and Dayan Jayathilaka could do the job now better than had been before by going to Medamulana. Else, I cant get why these men hang on with a man who looted the nation to core

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    Now I know. People, please look at the language.

    Mahindapala is no other than K. A. Sumanasekera.

    Problem solved.

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    Maybe he thinks he looks good in his fancy dress ?

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    I am surprised that CT a reputable paper publishes low articles
    like this one. Really Boring and obviously funded from people’s money
    stolen by MR. The loose cash Mahinda forgetfully left at temple trees
    amounted to such a huge amount, one can imagine how much he
    would have paid this idiot who cannot even write a decent article.

    Sorry, you filthy minded lowly man (HLDM) MR has already been dumped
    by the people of SriLanka and you are still canvassing for him.

    The M in “HLDM” presumably stands for Modaya.

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    Wow Mahindapala, you are a homophobic, conservative right wing sinhalaya who don’t believe in the rights of other people whether it be LBGT, Tamil, Muslim, black or anything different from what your your mother and father produced, basically a jackass. Wonder if you did laundry work and pimp work for the Rajapakses besides being the pimp boy for Jayatilleka. Keep waiting for the ruthless Rajapakses to come back so you can again do laundry work for them, Your laundry caste sure does fit the bill!

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    It will be more productive to the discussion if all you people meet Mahindapala’s arguments instead of simply attacking him for some bitter truths, historical and otherwise, regarding the Tamil people.

    The world has had a gutful of the Tamil narrative of oppression, deprivation and hard-done-by stories spread by the TGTE, GTF and other LTTE kingpins who have done absolutely nothing to help their kith and kin in Sri Lanka but spend the vast sums collected from war taxes in finding ways to destabilise the land of their birth.

    Give them a little time and watch how their poisonous fangs will be trained on Sirisena.

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      Observer – What “productive discussion” can one have in reference to a piece of garbage replete with insulting verbiage with ridiculous content that only serves to display the character of the well known panderer to the powers that were?

      Get real!

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        Mr Jango

        As I said, meet and counter his argument. Of course his is a hard-hitting account supported with chapter and verse. It seems to have hit the sensitive spots of a lot of people like you who peddle fairy tales of Tamil oppression etc.
        Slinging mud is not discussion and debate. Display YOUR character and integrity with the quality of YOUR response. Do you think vilifying and denigrating people for what they have said is civilised discourse?

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          Observer – Pray tell me what exactly is “civilized” about Mahindapala’s diatribe? And I, for one, will have nothing to do with panderers who have ‘not so hidden’ agendas fueling their actions – leave alone dignify their filth with serious responses. Do you remember his views when Premadasa was in power?

          And tell me where I “peddle fairy tales of Tamil oppression etc.” – even once will do. Otherwise do not try to bolster your defense of this foul-mouth with obvious lies. And also explain if the corruption, nepotism and total breakdown of law under the Rajapakse’s deserve defense. Or are you also part of the problem?

          A turd by any other name will smell as foul!

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            Mr Jango

            It is quite evident that you and other dissenters lack the resources to meet Mahindapala’s argument.
            Come up with YOUR facts and figures. You haven’t any.
            So you stoop to vilify and insult. That says a lot about you and others with similar views on this thread.

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          Observer, you sound suspiciously like a mahindapala clone. Are you?

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    “Mahinda Rajapaksa not only liberated the Tamils from Tiger fascism but even gave them one off the fairest elections to elect their rulers without being hunted, incarcerated – may be even executed – for voting. It is the liberation of the Tamils of the north by Mahinda Rajapaksa which gave the freedom for the Tamils in the north to vote against him”

    Ado Mahindapala,

    Elections are meant to be run fair and clean anyway.

    Did not your darling saintly leader Mahinda pay (from Tsunami funds) Prabhakaran to stop people from voting in the 2005 elections to win the election then?

    Tamils or Muslims or Burghers or Sinhalese have the right to vote for whomever they prefer. If the Tamils or Muslims did not vote for Mahinda, what is the damn effing problem you see in that? Are you going mad?

    What you say is factually incorrect. A major portion of the Sinhalese also voted against Mahinda which was the major factor for the big rogue’s loss. (If all Sinhalese had voted for the rogue he would have won a third term, wouldn’t he?). The issue at this election was not human rights violations, people including Sinhalese voted against Mahinda a) to abolish executive presidency and b) to chase away the Rajapakse family rogues who are/were plundering the whole country. Out and out racists like you and Dayan are completely silent on the corruption of Rajapakse family. Are you two too so corrupt. Both you and Dayan are a disgrace to journalism. MJA

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    What a loser?
    HLD M! You coughed and vomited for MR! You pretend to be a patriot, although you are an obedient servant of another country! Serve this blessed country with your feet on the blessed land not down under!!! You try to hack people on gender preference! A thing of the past? Ultimate paraiha tactic hit people below the belt! I am not one of that kind although I respect human rights as long as they don’t use a child!

    I the CT is making a mistake by giving space for hate talk that kindles racism when we need now is reconciliation,. There are many from both sides who want racism to keep their importance. But by giving space for both groups only makes things worse.

    CT WHY NOT INCLUDING IN YOUR POLICY/NORMS NOT TO PUBLIC ARTICLES PROMOTING RACISM, GENDER attacks etc?????

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    After getting a thrashing at pen-point from Izzeth Hussain for what he said were ‘racist’ comments of this author, now he has found one ‘Kanthaiya’ to spew venom on. That he has done this appearing to defend DJ gives it the worth of a toilet paper which he often pulls out of his head. This is what comes out – from your bowels- when you try to defend the indefensibles: MR, DJ and their ilk. When, for a person of your age, will there be a ‘real’ change in your thinking, HLDM? Your pieces will prove to be what they are destined to be, when DJ changes sides in the course of time, or comes out with another written out in toilet papers! Until then, let me say WOW – that means “wedding of witches”!

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    Mahidapala’s salacious verbiage answers the riddle why most of the Rajapaksa loyalists had their Peter Meters ticking most of the time as evidenced by many criminal charges brought against them.

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    Dear Dr. Romesh Senewiratne Alagaratnam,
    Thanks for your perceptive comments which were relevant to the subject discussed in my piece. You were also spot on when you said that my intent was more to inform than to amuse. I was using what you call “toilet humour” merely to play on the “toilet humour” introduced initially by Mr. V. Kanthiah.

    Re. S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike: Very few are aware of the positive role played by him in dealing with the minority communities. Practically everyone see him as the author of communal tensions/divisions caused by the Sinhala Only Act. But how many are aware that he was the first to introduce constitutional provisions to safeguard individual rights that would over-ride any discriminatory provision in legislation? In his brilliant autobiography, B. P. Peiris, the Cabinet Secretary to DS and SWRD, records the very first move to guarantee fundamental rights by introducing amendments to the Soulbury Constitution.

    Peiris, a product of Oxford like SWRD, wrote: “With all the troubles he was carrying on his head at this time, the Prime Minister took on the additional task of being the chairman of the Joint Select Committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives which had been appointed to consider the revision of the Constitution with particular references to the establishment of a Republic and the guaranteeing of fundamental rights……It was an unwieldy committee and consisted of Philip Gunawardena, Edmund Cooray,Colvin R. de Silva, N.U. Jayawardene, Pieter Keuneman, S. Nadesan, N. M. Perera and R. S.V. Pulier, belonging to different political parties. With such a motley crowd, it was almost impossible to arrive at a unanimous report, but SWRD told me that was determined to steer the proceedings in such a way as to have a report without dissent. He was prepared to compromise and succeeded in achieving unanimity on Chapter 1, which was all that the Committee could do, before Parliament was prorogued and the Joint Select Committee was automatically dissolved.(pp.197 –198, Memoirs of a Cabinet Secretary).
    Chapter 1 dealt with the fundamental rights of citizens and it outlined in an exemplary manner the political, social and economic rights of individuals which addressed most of the explosive issues. Due to procedural difficulties SWRD could not proceed any further. On September 25th, 1959 he was shot by a man who was dressed in yellow robes.

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      Hambantota L D Mahinda pala

      SWRD – oxford educated racist.

      His for fathers changed from Nayakar to Nayake Sinhalease

      Romesh Seniviratne Alagartnam (Algaratnam recent addition – for what ???)

      Then Nayake changed religion from Buddhism to Christianity to get favours from British.

      Then swapped the English clothes to national dress and Buddhism to get into power.

      “But how many are aware that he was the first to introduce constitutional provisions to safeguard individual rights that would over-ride any discriminatory provision in legislation?”

      Who removed the safeguard to start with?

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      Sinhala Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike…
      · Enactment of Sinhala Only Law – 1956 http://tamilnation.co/indictment/indict004.htm
      · Tamil Parliamentarians attacked & 150 Tamils killed – 1956 http://tamilnation.co/indictment/indict005.htm
      · Genocide – Genocide ’58 http://tamilnation.co/indictment/indict006.htm
      “What are we left with (in 1958)? A nation in ruins, some grim lessons which we cannot afford to forget and a momentous question: Have the Sinhalese and Tamils reached the parting of ways?” Tarzie Vittachi: Emergency 1958 http://tamilnation.co/books/Eelam/vitachi.htm

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        Anpu

        What came first?

        Sinhala Only or Fifty Fifty?

        Study history carefully.

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      H.L.D.M,
      “On September 25th,1959 he was shot by a man dressed in yellow robes”.
      This shows the whitewashing of BPPeris, approved now by you.
      Somarama Thero was recruited and trained in firing a handgun by Buddharakkita Thero.
      Both were sentenced to death later.

      Peris was being kind to a fellow Oxonian.

      SWRD changed his dress, religion, language and political party as the quickest way to power.
      He is the man who commenced the religious/language oppression of minorities which led to the rot of the Soulbury regime left us by the british, replaced by the Sinhala Buddhist state.
      His wife and daughter completed the job.

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      HLDM,

      Infiltrating CT after finding that all your racist muck on LankaWeb is not producing any result on the ground, and your Godfather is out of power?

      We remember how dastardly you and Dayan Jayatilleka were in your writings in praise of Premadasa back in the late eighties, and how you ran back to Australia as soon as power changed.

      Your spewing of venom against Tamils, particularly Jaffna Tamils, despite your Tamil wife probably being one, is evidence of a serious mental disorder. Maybe even in your old age, you can see a shrink in Australia, just as the person you replied to above is doing already.

      You have an autistic fixation with Jaffna’s discarded caste system, while you deceptively suppress the truth about the caste system within Sinhalese catering to different castes, and matrimonials still advertise caste.

      And while you ramble on about the violent struggle by the LTTE, the fact is that both Premadasa and Rajapaksa were political thugs and murderers, plain and simple; you and DJ, birds of the same feather, had no compunction in supporting murder, abduction, rape, thuggery and corruption. The current loss of patronage, delirium and dementia of old age shall be your just desserts.

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    “It is the liberation of the Tamils of the north by Mahinda Rajapaksa which gave the freedom for the Tamils in the north to vote against him – something which they could have never done with their hero Prabhakaran.”

    Wrong. Absolute nonsense.

    Your statement is based on the false assumption that Mahinda Rajapakse alone was responsible for defeating LTTE terrorism. Where was General Sarath Fonseka when MR was ‘liberating the Tamils’ all by himself? Would you like to answer that question, please?

    Come on Mr Mahindapala, it is time to realise that you were wrong all along.

    Your statement should be corrected as:

    “It is the liberation of the Tamils of the north by the Sri Lanka armed forces, under the leadership of General Sarath Fonseka, which gave the freedom for the Tamils in the north to vote against Mahinda Rajapakse in 2014 – something which they could not have done in 2005 with their oppressor Prabhakaran acting in collusion with Mahinda Rajapakse.”

    We all know that Prabhakaran was your hero in 2005 when he was manipulated, some say financed, by Rajapakse to deny the Tamils their right, as Sri Lankans, to vote at the Presidential election, allowing Rajapakse to win the election.

    You have done enough damage to Sri Lanka with your anti-Tamil garbage. What right do you have to say that Prabhakaran was their hero? How many Tamils of the North were killed by Prabhakaran and his cronies? You know the numbers very well. But your hatred of the Tamils has been reignited by the massive confidence shown by the Tamils in the Sirisena-Wickramasinghe-Kumaranatunge combine. Any you throw up filth.

    Which Sri Lankan would proclaim that Prabhakaran was the hero of the Tamils of the North?

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