18 April, 2021

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A Resolution With Many Lessons For The Tamils

By Nimal Vinayagamoorthy

Nimal Vinayagamoorthy

On 23rd March 2021, the UNHRC passed a resolution against Sri Lanka with 22 countries led by the UK voting in favour, 11 countries voting against, and 14 countries abstaining. There is nothing new in this resolution and it is a weak one when compared to the previous ones passed in 2014 and 2015. The only welcome part is operational paragraph 6, which states:

Recognizes the importance of preserving and analysing evidence relating to violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes in Sri Lanka with a view to advancing accountability, and decides to strengthen in this regard the capacity of the Office of the High Commissioner to collect, consolidate, analyse and preserve information and evidence and to develop possible strategies for future accountability processes for gross violations of human rights or serious violations of international humanitarian law in Sri Lanka, to advocate for victims and survivors, and to support relevant judicial and other proceedings, including in Member States, with competent jurisdiction;

With the USA not being part of the UNHRC, it was the UK which took up the mantle of bringing this watered-down resolution. Today, if the Eelam Tamils are suffering, the British need to own up to their moral irresponsibility of handing over the Tamil areas to the Sinhalese and enslaving us under their rule. Britain has not done any favour by bringing this resolution and in the end, weak resolutions will only provide enough time for the Sinhala regimes to get off the hook and escape the noose.

There is no single word on war crimes and crimes against humanity, forget the use of genocide! The world knows that the Tamils suffered the worst genocide of this century, but everyone shies away from using this word and want to go soft on Sri Lanka respecting their so called “sovereignty”. Are human lives not sovereign?

Tamils who suffered this genocide feel betrayed, lost, frustrated and helpless as justice has been denied to us continuously in the name of geo politics. The UN failed to stop the war and acted against the Tamils by dereliction of duty by escaping from their responsibilities in 2008, when the Tamils needed their presence. Since then, despite all the evidences and proofs, the UN has failed to nail Sri Lanka, and has given them a long rope to walk at the expense of the cries of the Tamils for justice.

India and the resolution

Sri Lanka has always treated India with suspicion, yet one fails to understand how India, which sees Pakistan as enemy number one, has been so considerate with Sri Lanka. In 2009, they had sided with Pakistan and China to support Sri Lanka when the first resolution was passed. Subsequently in 2012 and 2013, they opposed Sri Lanka due to domestic compulsions from Tamilnadu. In 2014, they abstained after speaking for Sri Lanka.

At the 46th session, once again as Tamilnadu faces elections, India decided to abstain due to its domestic political compulsions! One fails to understand how India can be so casual and unconcerned about what is happening in its backyard? The Tamils always trusted India as their own motherland and we believed from the time of Mrs. Indira Gandhi that India would always be favourable to the Tamils because of our emotional connection. The Tamils have been India’s natural allies in Sri Lanka.

It is an open secret that the present regime is close to China and they prefer the Chinese investments and infrastructure over India’s. China has been controlling the Indian Ocean around Sri Lanka, how can India be so disconnected with the reality?

In the past India had intervened at Thimpu in 1985 and 1987 on behalf of the Tamil, even now the 13th amendment is the pet project of India, which has been long dumped by the Sinhala south. In this context in their own interest, the Indians must support and initiate securing Eelam Tamils a permanent political solution which is accepted by the Tamils who have trusted them and are their natural allies.

These betrayals by India time after time is hard for the Tamils to digest and we must realise that it is high time that we should stop imposing our blind faith in India.

Eelam Tamils world over need to unite as one entity and work towards securing justice and freedom by taking an unified common stand and also chart our own course of action rather than being dependent on any political party, state or grouping.

During the time of the armed civil war, it was the unity of Tamils all around the globe that was able to comply the international community to agree to and engage in peace talks with the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government. As such, Eelam Tamils need to unite as one entity and work towards securing justice and freedom.

Diaspora Tamils also need to strengthen the domestic organic struggles of our brethren in Tamil Eelam not just economically, but also supporting their advocacy and lobbying. The struggles of the mothers of the disappeared, the five day march from Pothuvil to Polikandy for justice held across the North and East clearly prove that our people are gearing for a non-violent struggle and are willing to mend fences with the Muslim community. Such initiatives must be encouraged and tapped.

This resolution has once again given Sri Lanka another eighteen months of time to relax and come out with some absurd excuses. Britain, India, the UN, and the rest of the world can wait. Do the victims who have waited for more than twelve long years for justice have the luxury of time to wait? It has also given us enough time to think that we should frame and shape our own destiny and future.

We need to work out strategies outside the purview of the UN as time and again we have been disappointed by the lack lustre approach of the UN and its defunct mechanisms which favour state structures than the victims.

It is time for us to work on improving international diplomacy by taking into account the geopolitical changes and creating strategies comprising of clearly established goals of our demands and expectations accordingly, to procure a long-term political solution.

In future, the Tamils should be well off by preparing their own strategies with a firm belief in consultations, consensus and standing together as one single Tamil community with the strengthened support of global Tamils. Our strength is in unity and we have proved it in the past.  Let us not forget that we speak the world’s oldest living language and practise the oldest culture. Our clarion call should be unity, at all cost.

*The Author is a Member of the TGTE and seeks a peaceful political solution to the Tamil Right to Self Determination.

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    I am dismayed at your pomposity.
    UNHRC has its set of rules and limitations. It has a guideline to abide by.
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    UNHRC has worked methodically to establish that Sri Lanka was unwilling to use the opportunity it was given to make amends for the harm and hardships it caused its civil population. Now, they have progressed to the follow-up step.
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    The argument that the British need to own up to their moral irresponsibility of handing over Tamil areas to the Sinhalese is a truly irresponsible statement. Tamil leadership agreed to live under one roof with the Sinhalese.
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    I could add on. But, you don’t deserve that courtesy.

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      Nimal Vinayagamoorthy types:

      “China has been controlling the Indian Ocean around Sri Lanka, how can India be so disconnected with the reality?”

      How does China control the Indian Ocean around Sri Lanka? Please cite some evidence. Are you implying that since the demise of VP/LTTE Hindia is exposed to Chinese interference, or comes under Chinese control?

      “even now the 13th amendment is the pet project of India, “

      13A is Hindia’s only foreign policy political tool, linking directly to Indo Lanka agreement. The project may look petty, however it underpins Hindia’s foreign policy reach.

      “In the past India had intervened at Thimpu in 1985 and 1987 on behalf of the Tamil, “

      Hindia intervened in Sri Lanka in its own interest, not out of goodness of its heart. Hindian intervention is essentially in its own interest, in order to put the American out of its area of influence or its backyard.

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      Nathan,
      “Sri Lanka was unwilling to use the opportunity it was given to make amends for the harm and hardships it caused its civil population.”

      Are you joking? Sri Lanka did not cause harm and hardships to civil population. It was LTTE Tamil terrorists that caused hardships to civil population in Sri Lanka for three decades. Instead of punishing them UNHRC want to punish Sinhalayo who are the victims of LTTE Tamil terrorism.

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      “Tamil leadership agreed to live under one roof with the Sinhalese.”
      —-
      When did they agree?

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      Nimal V,
      “One fails to understand how India can be so casual and unconcerned about what is happening in its backyard? “
      India quite rightly looks after its own citizens and interests. Sri Lanka does neither. It abandoned its own citizens in the Gulf and shot itself in the foot at the UNHRC.
      Now, you are not an Indian citizen, perhaps not even Sri Lankan. If Indian interests coincided with yours, you’d get some action. But clearly they don’t.

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      These nut cases and extremist, instead of thanking and working with the west the UN and also India for the Eelam Tamil cause and advance it are only derailing it with their silly extremists views and working for the Sinhalese.

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      During the war, there was LTTE propaganda :
      1. There are 15 countries waiting to recognize Tamil Eelam.
      2. There are 10 planes parked in Eritrea ready to bomb Colombo.
      What happened to those claims. Has number of countries increased to 22.
      Ask Eritrea to return those 10 planes, now that they voted against resolution.

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    ” The world knows that the Tamils suffered the worst genocide of this century”

    If it was genocide, there would be no Tamils left on the island. Genocide is a clear intention to wipe out a specific demographic. For example, the Muslims in former Yugoslavia. During the entire civil war, more Tamils chose to live in government controlled (Sinhala majority) areas than in LTTE areas. Even during the “final days”, Tamil civilians were trying to run to the government side and getting shot in the legs by LTTE. The real war crime here is that LTTE took 30,000 civilians as human shields, so the leadership could create a humanitarian crisis and get a ceasefire. SLA was only saving these people from their terrorist masters.

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      Lester

      “f it was genocide, there would be no Tamils left on the island. Genocide is a clear intention to wipe out a specific demographic. “

      We know you are also a Sinhala/Buddhist convert.
      As far as Prof Obeyesekere is concerned the recent coverts are the problem. Have you ever thought about it?

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        Vedda,

        Has Rudrakumaran thought about a strategy for you Tamils to break your 70 year losing streak? Rajapakse family keeps batting sixes. Those expensive White lawyers paid by Diaspora can’t even get the support of India at UNHRC.

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          Lester

          “Has Rudrakumaran thought about a strategy for you Tamils to break your 70 year losing streak?”

          As a Sinhala speaking Demela convert you have close affinity with your Tamil brethren Rudra, genetically, linguistically, religiously, socially, anthropologically, ….. You have all right in this world to ask him all your questions.

          Like his fellow Sinhala/Buddhist politicians he too talk about his nonexistent sovereignty.

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      Lester,
      These guys who use the word ‘Genocide’ do not know the meaning of that word. They simply keep on repeating it because someone used it to mislead the International Community.
      Anyway, now the terms ‘War crimes’, ‘40,000 Tamils Killed’ are slowly disappearing at UNHRC because they do not have evidences to prove. Instead of that they focus on human rights violations now and in future.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “These guys who use the word ‘Genocide’ do not know the meaning of that word. “

        Could you explain what is the meaning of the word ‘Genocide’?

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      Tamil population at the time of independence was around 26% of slightly more . Withing seventy years of independence reduced to 15.6% and may reduce further as more are still fleeing , forced to assimilate to avoid persecution or being killed. Sinhalese and Muslims have increased from 66% at the time of independence to 75% and from around 6% to almost 10% respectively. If this is not planned structural genocide , ethnic cleansing then what is it. Tamil lands . Tamils were the outright majority in all the eight districts in the north and east at the time of independence , now due to planned and systematic colonisation of out of area Sinhalese , by the state , on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands, to deliberately change the demography of the Tamil majority areas. The Tamils have now become a minority in two of these districts , their own homeland. Trincomalee and Amparai. Around 1/3 of historic Tamil lands have been grabbed by the Sinhalese state for this purpose , using the resources of the state , the armed forces illegally and now is taking place in other Tamil areas , especially in the rest of the east and Vanni. Fake concocted history manufactured by the so called Archeological and Forestry departments , acting as hand maidens for the racist Sinhalese state.

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        The final method to erase the history of the Tamils and their claim to their land is to Sinhaize or give Sinhalese names to many Tamil towns villages, rivers Etc , especially after they have been ethnically cleansed from their lands and outside Sinhalese have been settled

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          S.S.S.
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          Despite intense, unrelenting propaganda of discrimination, violence, loot, rape, murder or even genocide not a SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY who lived among the Sinhalese in the South during or after the war has relocated the residence to Jaffna.
          2)
          During the period Prabakaran was ruling Jaffna the only desire of a Tamil mother was to send her children down to South.
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          Your politicos who promoted LTTE as the sole representative of Tamils carried out their political activities while living within the enemy.
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          When arrangements were made for the estate Tamils to relocate themselves back to India so that they can live as equal citizens among their own kith and kin in an environment of their own language, religion and culture they protested and demanded to continue that pathetic life in Sri Lanka. To this day they are happy here than going back to super power India.
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          Soma

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      Lester
      Genocide was committed against the Jews, Gypsies, Armenians and several others.
      Have they vanished?

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        SJ,

        “Genocide was committed against the Jews, Gypsies, Armenians and several others.
        Have they vanished?”

        The point is not that they all vanish, but that there is a systematic attempt by the State to kill them off in very large numbers using resources such as the military or para-military. If you observe the Nuremberg Trials, the defendants were all abetted by the State. Because of the scale, genocide is probably impossible without the State. There was no genocide in Sri Lanka for three reasons: (1) it would have been easy to bomb the civilians from the air, as they were clustered together. Therefore, the casualty count should have been much higher and the war would have ended much sooner. (2) Once the government won the war, it did not start killing off Tamils in large numbers, rather, coordinated with the UN to settle people in camps, (3) there is no satellite imagery indicating the presence of large graves. If thousands of people are being executed and being thrown into mass pits, it will show up on some satellite image.
        As I said, what really happened is that LTTE hid behind civilians and fired rockets/mortars at the Army. Army was very careful with retaliation, that is why the war took longer than expected to finish.

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        SJ
        Talk about extinction?
        Climb up a telecommunications tower in Jaffna and look northwards, don’t need even binoculars.
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        We will preserve your Tamil heredity, don’t worry.
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        Let me reproduce a previous comment of mine:
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        Despite intense, unrelenting propaganda of discrimination, violence, loot, rape, murder or even genocide not a SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY who lived among the Sinhalese in the South during or after the war has relocated the residence to Jaffna.
        2)
        During the period Prabakaran was ruling Jaffna the only desire of a Tamil mother was to send her children down to South.
        3)
        Your politicos who promoted LTTE as the sole representative of Tamils carried out their political activities while living within the enemy.
        4)
        When arrangements were made for the estate Tamils to relocate themselves back to India so that they can live as equal citizens among their own kith and kin in an environment of their own language, religion and culture they protested and demanded to continue that pathetic life in Sri Lanka. To this day they are happy here than going back to super power India.
        /

        Soma

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    Nimal Vinayagamoorthy you are putting the blame on India!

    but what has TGTE achieved?

    can you please write what you guys have achieved ,,,,,instead of waiting till the next UN convention and blame every one except TGTE

    in fact what does TGTE do?

    please enlighten me?

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    Part 1:
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    @Author NV – Your association with TGTE and assessments & arguments are not fundamentally correct

    UNHRC passed a resolution against Sri Lanka
    It is not against the country Sri Lanka, but rather requesting the govt to investigate against individuals may have committed war crimes and provide redress to the affected individuals.
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    Today, if the Eelam Tamils are suffering, the British need to own up to their moral irresponsibility of handing over the Tamil areas to the Sinhalese and enslaving us under their rule.
    It is the Tamil political leadership agree to live with Sinhalese and not UK. Also asking an invader i.e. UK not proving solution to a particular community is a laughable argument. You forgot the basic that people fight for independence from their rule and not impose or leave their proxies behind for us.

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      Part 2:
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      The world knows that the Tamils suffered the worst genocide of this century
      I doubt you even knows the meaning of genocide. Take a look at current crisis all around the world starting with China. The Govt & arms forces during the last phase of the war use its full throttle of force against a militant group to crush at any cost but not took adequate measures to reduce the civilian casualty. As a result, high civilian casualties took place. But, please note there is no point-blank shooting on civilian at mass scale or post war systematic elimination of an ethnic group strategies implemented. Those who surrendered not treated in par with international war treaties. That is also from certain individuals from the higher up. Not every soldier in the field spray bullets on each and every Tamil they came across.

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    Part 3:
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    The UN failed to stop the war and acted against the Tamils by dereliction of duty by escaping from their responsibilities in 2008
    How can UN request a legitimate govt to stop a war when the militant group refuse to hand over the weapons or surrender. On the other hand, militant group using the people by blocking their movement as their shield and protection for themselves. We are talking about a 40K-60K causality during the final days of the war. If UN stop the war and giving breathing space for LTTE, can LTTE stop the terror tactics deployed on civilian places on request of UN thereafter? The destructions will be massive than your numbers. Please come to reality.
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    The Tamils always trusted India as their own motherland>/q>
    Seriously! You trusted Indian and IPKF. But later at the hands of them don’t you humiliated, raped, tortured, point blank shooting, etc happen to your own people. As a result, entire Sri Lanka want to send the IPKF out of this island for different reasons from both majority and minority communities. Don’t you realise this?

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    Part 4:
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    If you treat India as your own motherland then there is no moral right to hold on to Sri Lanka isn’t it? It’s quite difficult to travel in two boats.
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    China has been controlling the Indian Ocean around Sri Lanka
    That is their vision and not the present-day reality. They already start the process but not yet there. It is a false statement to the present condition.
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    Indians must support and initiate securing Eelam Tamils a permanent political solution
    When India help to create a new country Bangladesh from Pakistan. They never intend the same in Sri Lanka. Indians wants a more stable and secure lands around them for their stability. The govt of India always fear Tamils are not a distinct ethnic group from their country. There is a possibility Tamils will form a wider nation merging both Tamil Nadu and part of Sri Lanka as single country if opportunity given. If that happen several other states with distinct ethnic groups also part ways as it happened in former USSR. Therefore, to your contrary India won’t support a separate state for Tamils in this century.

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    Part 5:
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    unity of Tamils all around the globe that was able to comply the international community to agree to and engage in peace talks with the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government
    There are more countries put LTTE into terrorist list and considerate towards the SL Govt when time moves on. If there is a unity of Tamil, there won’t be any killing of your own brothers and sisters from different militant group. Also, would have put pressure on LTTE leadership to gave up terror tactics on civilians, aging leadership, resource constraint due to minority group and not recognised by any country, etc to work toward a more practical solution for the right issues. You never had one and not going to have in future too.

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      Part 6:
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      our people are gearing for a non-violent struggle and are willing to mend fences with the Muslim community.
      There are two-fold issues to your own imagination. Muslims always wanted to identify themselves as a distinguish group based on religion and not on culture and language. Also it is non other than LTTE who alienated the Muslim community and lost their support from the early days due to poor decision making. To build the trust may have take several years for Muslim community to trust Tamils. But there is no harm keep trying isn’t it?
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      the lack lustre approach of the UN and its defunct mechanisms which favour state structures than the victims
      The UN stands for United Nations. It is for nations aka countries and not for individual ethnic groups. It works towards international peace by preventing world wars and addressing HR concerns is not it’s primary objective for various reasons. Not just Tamils rather any ethnic group cannot rely on UN.
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      Hope you can read this and come to term with the reality.

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    “The Tamils always trusted India as their own motherland…”


    If Tamils trusted India as their motherland why did they massacred Sinhalayo to create Eelam inside Sinhale which is the motherland of Sinhala people?

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      Where is this place called Sinhale, dumb Eagle?

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        It is the Prakitized or Pali version of the ancient Tamil word Chingkallam another ancient name of the island. Just like Keralam or Cheralam, Puttalam. Meaning the land of red or copper coloured soil. Chem or Chepu ( red or copper) + Alam( land or sliver of land) = Chingkallam. In ancient times a Tamil speaking person from Chingkallam was called Chingkallavan and a female was called Chingkallathi. This term is still used by Eelam Tamils( This from the ancient Tamil words Alavan and Alathi). Later with the arrival of Buddism and the Pali language that came with it and the large scale conversion of the Tamil Dravidian tribes ( Yakka and some Naga) down south to Buddhism , a new language and identity started to evolve there , with the mixing of the local Tamil dialect Elu with the Pali of Buddhism and Tamil Chingkallam became Sinhala in Pali . Tamil Elu + Prakrit( Pali) became Hela or old Sinhalese , a language very close to its Tamil mother , just like Hale Kannada or old Kannada is very close to Tamil.

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          All the ancient words that was used to describe the island are of Tamil origin. Eezham/Eelam meaning the land of metal or toddy and any one from Eelam or Eezham was called an Eelavan or Eezhava . Tamil Eelam is now means what is left of the ancient Eelam that still speaks Tamil. Hela is the Pali or Prakrit corruption of this ancient Tamil word. CheranTheevu meaning the island of the Chera or Naga in Tamil. Chera is another word in old Tamil to describe the Naga or Nairs their modern descendants. Even the Naicker or Naiks are a Dravidian Naga tribe. Cheran Theevu later became Serendib in Latin. Quintus Horatius Flaccus aka Horace (65 – 8 BC) from Odes and Epodes book I, no. XII
          lle seu Parthos Latio imminentis
          Egerit iusto domitos triumpho,
          Sive subiectos Orientis orae
          Seras et Indos,’ (line 53-56).
          In these four lines Latin words such as, Parthos (= the Bharathas, ancient name of India), Orientis (=the East), Seras (= the Cheras) and Indos (=India) indicate the historical link Rome had to India and the Cheras, who commanded the trade route in the Arabian and the Red Seas, during the reign of Augustus Caesar.

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          Thank SSS.
          Could you please tell us where do get these information? When I did a search I found this https://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=98&artid=30919

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            Si / Chi, Che, Chea, Chey, Cheyya: Adjective forms and root word, meaning red, red-coloured etc. (Tamil and Dravidian languages).A’lam: (noun, A’la adjective) Tract of land, coastal land (Tamil, other Dravidian languages); A’lakkar: Coastal tract of land (A’la+ekkar; A’la: coastal; Ekkar: dunes; Tamil ); A’lavan, A’laththi: Masculine and feminine terms for a person hailing from A’lam (maritime tract), DED 299; Kera’la: Adjective of Keara’lam, found in Asoka’s inscription dated to 3rd century BCE, for the Cheara country or today’s Keara’laa. Cheara /Chaaral+alam, meaning ‘the hilly tract’, synonym of Malai-a’lam > Malayaa’lam.
            Everyone today now things this word stands for a certain ethnicity , with an certain fabricated irrational mythology fabricated at a later time when the original etymology was lost, that Sinhala means descendants of a lion (Siṅha) and thus means the ‘lion race’ has pervaded the minds and hearts of the people for centuries. Most of the ethno-national identities of South Asia have in fact originated primarily from geographical identities. Such identities later stood for who ever inhabited those lands and eventually stood for the languages evolved in those lands. Identities of classical languages .like Tamil and Sanskrit, don’t come under this pattern. For examples note terms like Paagnchaala /Panjab (land in between five rivers), Karu-naadu / Karnāṭakā / Kannada (country of black tract of land); Malayaa’lam / Malai-a’lam (hilly tract of land).

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              The Sinhala identity is not an exception and there is no unambiguous evidence that the word either stood for ethnicity or language in the early usages of the word. On the contrary, early evidences of usage and etymology strongly suggest that the term was geographical in origin
              Everyone today now things this word stands for a certain ethnicity , with an certain fabricated irrational mythology fabricated at a later time when the original etymology was lost, that Sinhala means descendants of a lion (Siṅha) and thus means the ‘lion race’ has pervaded the minds and hearts of the people for centuries. Most of the ethno-national identities of South Asia have in fact originated primarily from geographical identities. Such identities later stood for who ever inhabited those lands and eventually stood for the languages evolved in those lands. Identities of classical languages .like Tamil and Sanskrit, don’t come under this pattern. For examples note terms like Paagnchaala /Panjab (land in between five rivers), Karu-naadu / Karnāṭakā / Kannada (country of black tract of land); Malayaa’lam / Malai-a’lam (hilly tract of land). The Sinhala identity is not an exception and there is no unambiguous evidence that the word either stood for ethnicity or language in the early usages of the word. On the contrary, early evidences of usage and etymology strongly suggest that the term was geographical in origin

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            “In ancient times a Tamil speaking person from Chingkallam was called Chingkallavan and a female was called Chingkallathi.”
            *
            These words were probably used in the few missing poems of the early Changam anthologies.
            Ola leaves bearing these poems were certainly stolen by low caste Malayali converts to Chinkallam.
            It is time that SSS (or Cha Cha Cha?) told us us where he found them.
            *
            Chiva perumaan thunai

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    “In future, the Tamils should be well off by preparing their own strategies with a firm belief in consultations, consensus and standing together as one single Tamil community with the strengthened support of global Tamils.”
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    The former CM, NP Council made a declaration shortly after election.
    He appealed to the Tamil Diaspora to keep off our political matters.
    I think that it was the wisest of utterances by him ever.
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    The biggest hindrance to any kind of solidarity among Tamils or for that between Tamils and other oppressed people are the Tamil Diaspora organizations.
    They should practice among themselves what they prescribe about unity to Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    They like to imagine that their lobbying got the resolution through. The idea of a resolution came about a matter of days after the war ended and for purposes other than dealing with war crimes and HR violations.
    The Tamil Diaspora organizations simply hitch a ride on that bandwagon, but have got nowhere.
    The way India voted is part of the lesson that is still clearly on the wall since 1987.

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      “The former CM, NP Council made a declaration shortly after election.
      He appealed to the Tamil Diaspora to keep off our political matters.
      I think that it was the wisest of utterances by him ever.”

      Is that as usual you could not understand his speech or are you willing to summit the proof for this & establish that at least one time in your life, what you said is correct?

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      “They like to imagine that their lobbying got the resolution through. The idea of a resolution came about a matter of days after the war ended and for purposes other than dealing with war crimes and HR violations.
      The Tamil Diaspora organizations simply hitch a ride on that bandwagon, but have got nowhere. “

      Did you live in Britain or in another Western country’s main towns during the final months of the war to see what was going in those streets?

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      We did not have Tamil diaspora when the Sinhalese colonization started in the N&E.
      We did not have Tamil diaspora when Banda-Chelva pact was signed.
      We did not have Tamil diaspora when Dudley-Chelva pact was signed.

      Yes. Tamil diaspora played a part in getting this resolution.

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    Before 1948 is past. Britain merged 50 or 60 communities in India. Does any Indian communitiesare crying like Nimal doing? Same case in Pakistan.
    Britain has responsibility only because it knows the case and Tamils has no representation in UN or UNHRC. So it is main 5 countries’ responsibility to represent the representation-less communities. Britain properly undertook that responsibility. Thanks Britain. Not fighting Britain, but getting the needed support to Britain in UNHRC is Tamils’ jobs. Anybody can find fault on anybody; but nobody did know how to make India to vote for the resolution. Then what is the point of bringing more tough resolution?
    TGTE only preach; but at the right movement walks away from others to corporate for a unified decision. Let TGTE start to talk with all Tamils concerned and get along with them, instead claiming “we did it, it is our Idea now all are following”. First lesson for TGTE is they need to start to explain Tamils why they have to cooperate with the international community to get this investigation go through.
    Nimal was looking for a word “War Crime” in the resolution and he didn’t find it. That is sad. Nimal didn’t understand the resolutions as whole though he too read the OP6. .All Nimal doing is trying hard to isolate Tamils from International Community. The same thing Aanduwa did to Buddhist Sinhalese. So, does Nimal’s object is congruent with Royals?

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    The resolution drops war crimes, genocide and Tamil aspirations!!

    Past resolutions had those.

    How can it be good for Tamilians?

    Going backwards?

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    What took Mr.Nimal.V to realize ????? You have enough of youe own to worry. Yesterday Mr. Gajan. P told parliament Sumanthiran works for China and Government.

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    Sorry, What took so long for Mr.Nimal.V to realize ???

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    Naki Blind Eage, have you ever thought as to why LTTE came into the scene. It is to fight the Sinhala terrorists led by buddhist priests. Why you wanted to destroy Tamils? It is because of your inherent jealousy and fear and phobia and inferiority complex. Have to listened to Sinhala scholars talking about the sinhala modakama led by a fool who is surrounded by a few baffons. Are you still counting the UN defeat or celeberating the victory with Dinesh joker. Come on man dont you think fools like Dinesh lead you fools. Why not light some crackers in melbourne. Fools like you are slowly but steadily sinking.

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