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All Ceylon Hindu Congress Urges Public Say No To Ongoing Communal Hatred Propaganda

All Ceylon Hindu Congress has condemned the ongoing communal hatred propaganda.

Certain politicians and religious leaders have misinterpreted the Northern Province Chief Minster C.V. Wigneswaran‘s speech at ‘Rise Thamilz’ on last Saturday, the congress said in a statement.

C. V. Wigneswaran Worships at Naga Vihara, the Buddhist Shrine | File photo

C. V. Wigneswaran Worships at Naga Vihara, the Buddhist Shrine | File photo

We publish below the statement in full:

Citing the speech made by Sathyaviththagar Hon. Justice C.V. Wigneswaran at ‘Rise Thamilz’ on last Saturday 24th September 2016 in the North, a few Politicians and Religious Leaders have been making statements through the Media on the basis of communal hatred. All Ceylon Hindu Congress expresses its strong condemnation of and regret on those statements.

His Excellency the President has been repeatedly recalling in his speeches, the considerable support given by Thamilz speaking people to enable a government of good governance (Yahapalanaya). Having chosen to forget or ignore that, a few extreme communal minded politicians and religious leaders are taking forward a communal hatred propaganda through the media. This must be halted forthwith.

However, one of the important Cabinet Ministers, Hon. Vajira Abeywardene, Minister of Home Affairs, has looked at Hon. Chief Minister’s speech in the correct perspective and presented the truthful position through newspapers stating that Hon. Northern Province Chief Minister has echoed the views of the people of his Province.

One columnist in an English newspaper has rightly pointed out, that the protesting people had read only the front headlines in the media and had not bothered to read the entire text of the Chief Minister’s speech.

The Chief Minister has clearly declared that he is not acting against Sinhalese or Buddhist or any other race or religion.

In these circumstances, we consider it as an act of sin to insult the Chief Minister as a racist. We believe that efforts are being made to prepare a constitution with a view to create a reconciliation and mutual trust among and to grant equal rights to all the races. The majority of the people should not think that a constitution should be thrust by them on the minorities. That is not the real democracy.

Racists should please cease to make efforts to deprive the Tamil speaking people of seeing the dawn of an era to satisfy their aspirations.

It was the late Mr. S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike who first proposed a political solution by way of federalism in this country. Federalism is not a division of the country. Federalism will pave way, by way of devolution of power for the people of all the communities to live in harmony with equal rights within one country. When His Excellency the President, Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. Leader of the Opposition say that there will be a political solution by way of devolution of power, certain racist elements are carrying out misleading propaganda to incite communalism. We vehemently criticize this attitude and appeal to them to desist from doing that.

We regret to hear that an organization which claims to be propagating the ideas preached by Lord Buddha, has been shouting that all the Tamils should be sent to India.

All Ceylon Hindu Congress is a non-political institution. However, taking into consideration the apprehensions expressed by minorities (in particular the Tamil speaking people, most of whom are Hindus) we are making this appeal.

While appealing that no one should create any hindrance to the present opportunity of creating an atmosphere of equal rights and peaceful co-existence to all the people of this country we urge all the Political Leaders and the Religions Leaders co-operate to make and implement a constitution in that direction and to guide all the people in that correct path.

We make this appeal with prayers for the Divine blessings on the country and its peoples.

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  • 10
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    The damage done by the media in highlighting only a part of the speech is one problem. That can happen to anyone but that does not mean that it should happen.

    The other problem is what is the role of any Chief Minister of a province? What has any one of them done something substantial to their people in the province using the provisions of authority that they have instead of making statements?

    In my opinion, if there is any issue that has to be dealt at a national level, such as human rights, equality, non-discrimination, use of language, devolution of authority etc. it is a matter to be raised at the national level by the elected representatives in the National Parliament and not a Chief Minister. If and when Mr. Wigneswaran speaks of these matters, he conveys two things clearly but indirectly. One is that the members of Parliament representing the same people of the area are not doing their duty. Second is that he is assuming the role of the only leader of the area and having had a mandate to represent an area and creates the impression of the need to separate as no attention is given to the isues raised. In other words the Chief Minister is getting bigger than his boots.

    However, if a Chief Minister were to produce a record of achievements and say that he/she has performed to the best of his/her ability within the the authority provided and that he/she could have done more had more authority were given, then that is a very legitimate representation of a Chief Minister, which any reasonable man should pay attention.

    • 21
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      When all other options for grabbing the power did not work out, the Rajapakshes and their cohorts (joint opposition) are now engaged in bringing the government down by inciting racism on both sides.

      This is all family politics, racists from both sides are relatives helping each other. The Rajapakshes got their man Vasudeva Nanayakkara’s in-law Wigneswaran to put up a show in the North (to get more recognition for Wigneswaran and therefore more voters to support him form his own party and challenge TNA).

      Then the Rajapakshes got hold of Gota’s lap dog Ganasara (Bodu Balu Sena) to put another counter show to arouse the Sinhala-Buddhists in the South.

      The masses on both sides (North and South) are stupid asses (forgotten the 30 years of suffering) who can still be easily fed with racist punnakku and the Rajapakshes are taking the maximum advantage.

      The poor government (UNP/SLFP) and the opposition (TNA) are in a dilemma, curelessly wondering what action to be taken.

      • 11
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        “The poor government (UNP/SLFP) and the opposition (TNA) are in a dilemma, curelessly wondering what action to be taken.”

        The answer is simple, a will to change is foremost important. Is it
        difficult with so many State Fronts, Task Forces etc. to implement
        all that was promised for the North/East, based on which they garnerd the
        Votes? e.g. look at the flop in the Housing Scheme even with a TAMIL
        UNP Minster at the helm. Leaders must lead and that is what CV did,
        irrespective what the Opposing forces think or do. Change is needed
        for humanity sake.

        • 6
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          Stop blaming Tamils for what is happening. Eluga Tamil is an effect and not the cause. CBK/RW/MS promised Tamils several things in return for their vote to MS in the presidential election to defeat MR. Now it appears that the government is either unable or more correctly unwilling to keep the pledge. The racists in government and opposition were looking out for an escape route and now they seem to have found that. It is agreed that a just political solution is hard to achieve due to inherent Sinhlala racism. But what about other things which even UN has asked the present government to carry out.Has the government been sincere in the process of reconciliation. The answer to that is NO, though some token gestures were made.

          A. Measures to achieve reconciliation
          1. Release of Tamil political prisoners – almost all of them are in prison for more than 15 years which is the upper limit for a life sentence. Some of them did not commit any offence at all, but have been forced to sign confession and falsely implicated. There are others who have commited small offences such as giving food to LTTE fighters or putting up LTTE posters. These people should have been released once this government came to power, or if that is not possible cases should have been filed against them, but none of these have happened. To put the blame on Attorney General’s department that there are racists who are blocking action cannot be accepted. In contrast to this Sinhala and Muslim murderers of Tamils are roaming free without being brought to trial or sentenced.
          2. Return of lands appropriated – During the war lands belonging to Tamils have been appropriated not only by security forces, but also by Sinhala and Muslim civilians. Except a few lands most of which are uninhabitable, rest have not been returned. In some cases despite court order the government or Police are not taking action to evict Sinhala and Muslim usurpers and hand them back to Tamils. To complicate matters further, Sinhalese and Muslims from outside the province are being settled to change the demographic pattern to take away the majority status of Tamils in these provinces. Security forces while preventing Tamil fishermen from carrying on with their vocation, are actively settling Sinhala migrant fishermen and providing them with security. Army is refusing to withdraw not because of security concerns but to settle Sinhalese in these lands and to interfere with functioning of these provincial councils.
          3. Turning a blind eye to Sinhala racism – Several Buddha statues and Viharas have been built in Tamil areas where is hardly any Sinhala population. The correct place for Buddha statue is inside a Vihara and not along junctions. Viharas should be constructed according to laws existing in the country where they should apply to local council and get permission. This is not being followed with some construction done by tresspassing into private lands and others in the compounds of Hindu temples. For the government to claim that they are helpless about the actions of members of security forces to prevent these is unacceptable. May I chalange Buddhist racist if you are brave go and plant Budhdha statues in Kattankudi and build viharas in lands belonging to Mosques.

        • 2
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          Quite right. Leaders must lead. I have interviewed many who have nothing to do with Northern Province. They are of the opinion that in the guise of giving leadership Wigi is trying to look better than say Sampanthan. They say that the latter is more moderate and can worth listening to whatever problems there can be. If Wigi wants to do some talking instead of doing then he should quit the CM position and enter the National Parliament and let some one who can do take the job of CM.

          • 4
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            “”They say that the latter is more moderate and can worth listening to whatever problems there can be.”2

            M&M are smarties. dream stories man, of a man in the vestibule doing the kavedi beating his hard rock all in vain- shock and awe for sinha_le??

            short sighted sinha_le you have to count elephants before you go to sleep.

            try your kannadi kuttama and swim you can’t win 50/50.

          • 3
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            “”If Wigi wants to do some talking instead of doing then he should quit the CM position and enter the National Parliament and let some one who can do take the job of CM. “”

            Peeyak, peeyak, what patronising, ethnic rubbish. cheater cheetahs.
            Syrian Social Nationalist Party- Sink_A_Le.

            Difficulty getting out of bed and putting clothes on the right way round.

            Scots Naitional Pairtie)_ Its leader, Nicola Sturgeon, is the current First Minister of Scotland directs Westminster parliament and the world.(56 swings with her bagpipers)- They eat chips. They speak frankly. They expose the arcane and the ridiculous.

            Well, yes, sometimes, it can be a bit of a challenge.

      • 0
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        racist

        “opposition (TNA) are in a dilemma, curelessly wondering what action to be taken.”

        don’t be too sure.They are going to kick him out.can’t have 2 leaders.

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        I can’t put it better, “racist punnakku”. The politricking of the masses by all politicians is one matter and “racist punnakku” one of the tools. One of the measures to get out of the 30 years of suffering that Chief Ministers must do their job within the given framework and show results and make it clear that had they got more authority they would produce better results, instead of making statements. I hope this commentator would not find some relationship or sinister trick that makes the rest of the members of parliament relatively silent than the Chief Minister.

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          “”I hope this commentator would not find some relationship or sinister trick that makes the rest of the members of parliament relatively silent than the Chief Minister. “”

          Hawaii have I, Mubai merai hai- come from england, come from scotland, come from any land,…dani dani doni danni.danni danni deyo sakke..

          Always be an islander- a breath of fresh air is better than bombs from all you scum.

    • 13
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      THE entire nation SAW THE SLOGANS carried by the MOB. There was no difference between the BBS and the BBS Wiggy. We all saw the communal nature of this ‘RISING’. Lets not try and do damage control here. If there was a Sinhalese or a Muslim around the ‘RISING’ that would have been lights out for them. Call a spade a spade. We all know BBS Wiggy was testing the political waters in the North, He did this by raising the Communal element in Tamil Society. Yet there are cretin people in denial that the Tamils are More Communal and Racist in nature (small section). Just like the early 80’s, and we all saw what happened after.

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        malik

        “THE entire nation SAW THE SLOGANS carried by the MOB.”

        Could you translate those slogans into English which I hope would benefit our forum sharers.

        Please give us the Tamil/Sinhala/English versions of the slogans and then the translations please.

        Is it similar to Nugegoda Rising and Kelaniya to Kandy Padha Yathra (20 Million attended according to UPFA Member of parliament Geetha Kumarasinghe)?

        Please clarify.

    • 13
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      Firstly, the ACHC must condemn Mr Vigneswaran for giving the title of “Rise Tamil” for this large scale demonstration. As a CM of NP, he is supposed to take care of Tamil and Sinhalese speaking people in the NP, hence, this title is irresponsible, racist, inflammatory and counter productive. Can Ranil W lead a campaign in the South under the banner of “Rise Sinhala?” This act alone shows how stupid and shortsighted our CM is! An appropriate title for the agitation could have been “the pain of my people”

      I certainly agree with the objectives of this campaign but these objectives need to be achieved through delicate political initiatives – as an educated person the CM should know this or is he behaving like an “educated fool?”

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        Chandra – In fact, ACHC should be thanked for defending Mr.Wigs.
        CM,NPC as TNA will never come out in defence of CM as recent popularity of Mr. Wigs bothers them but Tamils feel that they should have come out defending, at least his speech in the right perspective as they feel that Tamils should speak with one voice.

        One should not read the headings on a news item and form a wrong opinion without reading through the whole article. The majority community always took what ever said by the Tamil politicians(Translated versions)as anti Sinhala propaganda but it is not so
        The English translation of “Rise Tamil” should not be construed as “Tamils revolt” and what he really meant in Tamil was “Tamils wake up ” as Tamils helped voting this Govt. into power almost two years back and what have they achieved so far in return and TNA maintains absolute silence with 20 members in parliament and put the people in deep slumber, hence this cry from CM,NPC .If JVP had this amount of MPs in parliament,they would have achieved much more for the working poor.As you know, even the lands force
        fully taken over by chasing the owners to the streets during the war, are not handed back to them yet,except a few arid lands, even
        after the war ended 7 years back. Land grab still goes on in the name of religion, under the current Govt. where prime lands in Jaffna town are taken over to erect Lord Buddha statues and temples, without people to pray.

        You have also said that CM,NPC should take care of the Sinhala
        people living in NP which is true and that is his job but if the
        Sinhala politicians followed the same principle, in other parts of the country, sure you will agree,1983 pogrom and other communal
        riots since 1956 would not have happened and scores of people would not have got killed brutally and properties worth millions destroyed in vain.

        FYI – Mr.Wig’s two children are married to two Sinhalese people and their young children speak Sinhala & Tamil at home. In fact,
        reconciliation efforts started in this political family and in
        contrast,vengeance brews in some political families in the South.
        Your comment about Rise Sinhala is laughable as Tamils are not
        building temples and illegally occupying private or state lands
        in the South and in fact you cannot find a Tamil person engaged
        in private business in some of these areas except those who are govt. servants like doctors, teachers and technical staff, some living with their families and some without, for fear of retaliation.

      • 3
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        Chandradeva,
        Independence?? was against Churchill but american arrogance.

        “” Can Ranil W lead a campaign in the South under the banner of “Rise Sinhala?”

        The majority and wise English don’t think like former colony slave- not even a flag. May on March Brexit takes effect. reinforce your underpants or its the electric shock.

        “An appropriate title for the agitation could have been “the pain of my people””

        Along with Mulla Bhai, Interfering majority of maggots holding hands to stop the shit house collapsing.

        “the CM should know this or is he behaving like an “educated fool?” “

        he is a wise old owl from our borough kuruduwatte –
        Aren’t you Pinguttharaya ??

    • 2
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      What Wigneswaran and Tamils doing are asking all they lost because LTTE could not get those.

      Ranil Wickramsinghe, CBK and Mangala samaraweera gang are giving everything and Maithripala sirisena is the Pawn there.

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        [Edited out]

      • 2
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        “”Maithripala sirisena is the Pawn there.”

        Paving they way for a future DSS iskole president??
        (death squad syndicate)
        AtkinS or Roving Mr Bean??

    • 3
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      If anybody close to Viggie please advise for what he was then elected ?

      Perhaps, old pumpkin Vasudewa being close to Viggie as close relatives, could do the job for the sake of SRILANKENs, not being divided to Ekabadda malabaddaya or any others.

      Some just forget for whatthey have been appointed within couple of months. This was common Rajapakshe too. That almost caused his rein to collapse as a glass wall snapped into pieces.

    • 4
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      “The other problem is what is the role of any Chief Minister of a province?”

      The most important problem is not about the role a Chief Minister, it is about what is the purpose of the Provincial council system. Why the Provincial Council System introduced in SriLanka? Is it because all the provincial council people asked for it? No, It was created to resolve the problems between Sinhalese led Government and Tamil speaking people of the island who were traditionally living in the North East. What are those problems.
      A) Discrimination against Tamils in education, and empolyment,
      B) Continued violence and Terror against Tamils targeting their economy and State sponsored Colonization in the areas where Tamils were majority with the intention of changing the demography.
      C)Complete Sinhalization of institutions such as Military.
      Are these problems real?
      We all know that the Sinhalese leadership understood these problems and they agreed to overcome these problems with some form of devolution/autonomy to North East. Their decision did not come by any external force or armed revolution but it is through negotiations and both leadership believed this is good for the nation. Unfortunately, they couldn’t succeed because of the same tactics played by Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism. Again those forces are active now and Tamils are afraid that it might happen again and what guarantee that is not going to happen again. Any reasonable man should pay attention to what the chief Minister wants to be resolved.

      1. Stop military occupying private lands of the people.
      2. Stop military cultivating the lands of the people and selling their products in the market. Farmers are unable to compete in the market.
      3. Stop building in areas where No Sinhalese people live.
      4. Take actions against those military and police forces who rape women and when they go to make complaint, arrest them with false charges.
      5. Find out the fate those who surrended to the military.
      6. Make arrangements to documents in their own language.
      7. Employ more Tamil speaking police.

      Any one with common sense should tell me if you are a Sinhalese and if your land is forcefully occupied by LTTE, What will you do? If your daughter or Sister is raped by an LTTE or even by a Sinhalese Police, will you say it is ok?
      Ask questions assuming yourself as a Tamil person living in the North surrounded by Sinhala military and Sinhala Police?

      Keep your military inside barracks, employ at least 50-50% Tamil, Sinhala Police force, relaese all the prisoners who were kept for long without charge (if you want give them accomodation and employment to them in Colombo or Kandy). Be friendly, rather than be a occupier or dictator?

    • 1
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      CT and Readers,

      I give below the link to in-depth and in my opinion a balanced article on what I would call the ‘Rise and Potential Fall’ of C.V.Wigeswaran, the CM of the northern province, by Dharisha Bastians. She has justified every award and accolade received in her career. Her analysis has exposed the undercurrents/ underpinnings of what is being staged by rejected political elements in the north, the ‘Yet Tiger Advocates’ and a ‘ low-grade media. Are the Tamils being dragged into another ‘Hell’ again on the basis of genuine problems/ grievances and ‘Imagined/ concocted issues? Does CVW know what he is doing in trying to become the next ‘Messiah’ of the Tamils? We have been led into hell by such Messiahs before- some very sincere, others very logical, some brilliant and yet some armed to the teeth. All left us worse off than we were before their advent.

      Will he briing down the Tamils, with him? Will he ever learn that in his position and in the context of the times that he has to make new friends and not more enemies? His words and actions definitely belie his appearence and the position he held.

      He has claimed that he has become a ‘Jaffna Man now! -an incredible, but honest admission. New converts have a need to prove themselves and as a consequence become overzealous.

      Other accompanying stories in dbsj.com , including that on the debunking of the accusation the rehabitated LTTE cadres were poisoned while in custody, definitely point to the propensity of the CVW to open his gab before he thinks. I hope age is not taking its inevitable toll.

      Dr,Rajasingham Narendran

  • 6
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    Why are certain segments in this country provoking and inciting naive people? It is easy to turn these people who are racists to believe anything demonizing against other races, and these rabble rousers must be severely dealt with. Haven’t’ we learnt our lessons as yet? How much more blood must be spilled for ethnic wars, and why isn’t the present regime playing a bigger role in curbing this nonsense. It is always the innocent that suffers or gets killed over this. The majority must restrain themselves, and not get caught up in these efforts to cause problems in this country. The minority must make a big effort to cooperate and adjust, so that there is harmony in our Island. No problem is too big that it cannot be solved by well meaning peace makers.
    Let us not be fools again.

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      “”The minority must make a “big effort ” to co-operate and adjust so that there is harmony in our island.”
      In other words what you imply is no mutual effort or reciprocation is required of the majority, but the minority should give up, lie on it’s back, play dead and give up it’s ghost?
      Bright idea.

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        You certainly are good at jumping to the wrong conclusion. Stop with the dramatic words which are yours not mine. The minority has the bigger burden of making sure the minority is included and given the security they deserve, the minority must cooperate in making sure they can adjust enough to show good faith and keep the peace. Both sides must not play stupid games.

    • 16
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      I agree with the statement made by the Hon. chief Minister Wigneswaran and I did no note see any racial statements in it.

      1.The war is over and according to the UN the Military should vacate the Northern Province and allow the civilians to live in normal conditions.
      2. Buddha statues been erected over night by the Military in Tamil areas where there are no Buddhists live.
      3. Over 2000 surrendered Tamil youths languishing in Sri Lankan prisons without any charges laid against them some are over 20 years.

      4. Sinhala civilians from the South with the help of the Military stealing the fishing boats in the Northern Province and building Wadiyas in the Tamil fishermen’s area.

      the “YAHAPALANA GOVT.” PROMISED TO UNDO ALL THESE WHEN THEY COME TO POWER.

      The Govt. failed what they promised to the UN and the Tamil people living in the North.

      The Media twisted the CM’s speech and gave a racial tone for it.

      May God bless the CM and grant him a healthy and safe life to highlight the Tamils plight after the war.

  • 17
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    While Wigneswaran pays his respects to Lord Buddha, a disciple of the Enlightened One, has set fire to a Hindu Temple.

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      distressing consequences goes on both ways when anyone dominates over the other.
      from Aristotle to He who keeps half keeps laughing like – Fat Chow Buddha.

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      “a disciple of the Enlightened One, has set fire to a Hindu Temple.”

      the 2 crusaders – tamil catholic/christian, muslim
      must be saying
      Our man he man!
      consequences of repatriation, and son of a gun meenkarans.VVT.

      Scots earned the trust unlike Irish
      Now lankan majority is taking full advantage.
      Pride before fall and it has begun…let it pass.

  • 25
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    The Hon. Wigneswaren as Chief Minister/NPC peacefully called for, inter alia,

    (1) the return of houses, agricultural lands, fishing rights of the Tamil-speaking people of the North-East Province/s confiscated by the military authorities for many decades and illegally held

    (2) the right of the people in the Province to rule themselves, as done in all other 7 Provinces

    (3) the reduction of the military to numbers consistent with earlier pre-war levels

    (4) the release of all politically-held prisoners languishing in jail for many years against due process and the guarantee of physical safety of Tamil prisoners held – particularly in Sinhala-majority areas

    (5) the State/Armed forces from desisting to erect Buddha Statues in areas in the Province where there live Sinhala Buddhists in significant numbers

    (6) cease surreptitious action taken by the army/the State to radically change the demographic pattern of Tamil areas –

    and other such issues that has in no way challenged the integrity of the State.

    The highly publicised and provocative response of politically active Priest Gnassara Thero and the BBS is uncalled for and goes only to increase tensions between the communities. It is up to the State restrain this notorious thug in priestly garb.

    R. Varathan

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    Do not gloss over stubborn facts. The actions of the CM over the last three years have culminated in the present situation in what is happening. He has continuously played upto the whistling gallery. Wisdom has been totally lacking in everything he has done. His tenure has seen very little action, but plenty of actions. He has gathered around him political elements and ideas rejected by the people.

    He has not heard the voice of the people, but is instead amplifying sentiments of the rabble.

    Why did the Nallai Artheena Kartha participate in this rally? Can you explain? Is a new dimension being added to Tamil politically, in a vicicious scheme hatched by sinister elements?

    Dr.Rajasingham a Narendran

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      Correction: His tenure has seen very little action, but plenty of foolish and mean verbosity.

      Dr.RN

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        I agree with you!

        Sampanthar could have stopped breaking and enter the army camp so the EPDP could shared the lands with army under false witness.

        Or Sritharan could read the Tamilini named book and stayed calling IC support to produce witness in the court.

        Swamynathan could have been allowed to go with the Iron Homes so the Northern rowdies’ slacking income from the time after Old King might have improved.

        How is the Colombo water cut? Can we put a project to export from Iranamadu Accelerated program?

        By the way, can I ask my PhD a question? I know it is hard to be dedicated to any gang as political gangs droop and fall off once the honey is sucked out, but still ,Could you write two or three lines about EPDP too who participated in Ezhuga Tamil without being invited?

        Two people have not achieved anything in the last three years may you and CV. (Of chase CV was not elected to rebuild the Northern roads for Army to be deployed fast. His appointment was to stop TNA’s split and he had diverted the pressure to split as TPC and saved the TNA.

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      Can you please say specifically as to which part of his (CVW’s) speech could be considered as rabble rousing? Can you please quote that section, verbatim?
      Sengodan. M

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        Rajasingham[Edited out]

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        Slogans such as “Rise Thamilz”, “Rise Sinhalese”, “Rise Muslims” are considered as rabble rousing by civilised people. He should have used a slogan like “Rise Srilankans” because as soon as one labels a demonstration as “Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslims, etc.” one creates a division in the society hence racial tension.
        Chief Minister may be a clever judge. But being clever one cannot solve all the problems. One needs to develop WISDOM to solve complex issues. It appears that the CM of NPC lacks WISDOM and POLITICAL MATURITY.
        These Rabble Rousers from the NORTH and the SOUTH must grow up.
        Gamini

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          Afterall he grew up and lived in colombo.

          such a man to come with the kind of slogans – is beyond understanding.

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            “is beyond understanding”. constipated constitution l

            when in doubt take a kolukuttu -Lee ky

            un is promoting dhal protin- preek preek no leaks.

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          Gamini,
          when you Romance which language would you use??
          yours or your partners language for maximum impact.?
          (the essence is loss when a poem is translated from one language to another) dancing Matilda dancing!
          it’s soul brother soul and the music hits the chord.

          Love is something different.

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          Gamini

          “He should have used a slogan like “Rise Srilankans” because as soon as one labels a demonstration as “Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslims, etc.” one creates a division in the society hence racial tension.”

          When the mighty leftist of the past failed to accentuate and betrayed the idea of one country what chance Wigneshwaran has?

          Even in this forum you would have noticed the Sinhala/Buddhist bigots appropriating the entire land to themselves.

          Even if he calls for Rise of Sri Lankans who is going to listen to him?

          It is the responsibility of the state and the government to encourage him (by their deeds and not by their words)to live like a Sri Lankan.

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            Dear Mr. Mallaiyuran,
            Though you have labelled me as a “Cow Skin clad lion” I do not have any animosity towards you because it is your anger and ignorance which have led you to write such things. It appears that there is no difference between you and the extreme Sinhalese elements in the South.

            It is internationally recognized that the current government has done a tremendous amount of work during the last twenty months towards reconciliation between the Tamils and the Sinhalese after the 30-year-old bloody war. The issues are complex and it takes time to find lasting solutions to the problems. There is lot more to be done and the current regime’s efforts in the direction of reconciliation must be applauded by all parties. It is the responsibility of all political leaders to work very close consultation with the national government to negotiate a lasting solution acceptable to all parties.

            “Hartals”, demonstrations, and attempts to alienating the communities on racial and religious grounds are not the solutions. Patience and compromises are the order of the day.

            The irresponsible “Rabble-Rousers” in the North and the South must grow up. It is time to move on.

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              Ha ha ha.. Here comes our peace angel friend Gamini.

              “It appears that there is no difference between you and the extreme Sinhalese elements in the South.” I am not sure what kind of difference Gamini was looking between Tamils and Sinhalese. But do you know what is thing this reminded me? Old King called one of his minister as a land thief. “Being blessed by Vashistha to be Vishvamitra”. If I am a Sinhala extremist’s equivalent, whom do you know you match Gamini? In his recent articles Thero De Silva has started to call somebody as “Sinhala Buddhist Extremist”. I was never even could dream whom could be called by Thero De Silva as Sinhala Buddhist extremist, but after this now I am wondering if that is you? You can see these Sinhala Buddhist extremist, without responsibility or Vivasthai (settled principle) calling anybody anything and walking away.

              You wrote Tamil should have named the rally “Ezhuga Sri Lanaka”. Then you blamed me it is your anger and ignorance which have led you to write such things. I don’t know what calm and composed coolness induced you to write that the Ezhuga Tamil should have been named in Sinhala. There is history in Lankawe that Sampanthar’s Federal Party opposed the forceful usage of the Sinhala Sri on Tamils products and lost the bid. That is for Just the Sri. Then Sirimavo bought the “Sri Lanka” name. This was again protested. But officially it was agreed Tamils can use Illankai. It was agreed because Ilankai is not a Tamil word, but was used in colonial period. Sinhala Buddhist agreed for this because the Tamils were going to use Non Tamil word not the pure Tamil word Eelam. I may have anger or ignorance, but I doubt you too is in the same basket. So, it is unlikely you did not know the above history. But, before we proceed, you still have a chance to prove your innocent by telling that you were ignorant of that history or denying that history as Tamil never opposed the Sinhala Sri or the “Sri Lanka” name.

              If you are not willing to take one of those defenses let’s proceed.

              Somebody had, with ill will, accused CV as had arranged racially divisive Placard to be carried in the “Ezhuga Tamil” rally. Another one had challenged that was only a false accusation and if that is true prove it with translating one them. You defended the first false accusation by telling Tamils to rename it with a pure Sinhala Word against which from 1956 Tamils have sacrificed their precise lives with at least two times. After all the purpose of the parade was to bring out specifically the Tamils plight. Tell me please was it your ignorance or the arrogance that Sinhalese have won Tamils every plight with the suppression of the Rapist Army made you to write like that?

              You are telling that I do not know how much the current government has done! What the mountainous great deeds a government of a man who was accused as a war criminal can do to undo another accused war criminal’s government’s criminal deeds? They both are claiming they have file on each other. Further one is claiming the other one as an unpatriotic traitor and the other one is claiming that he is the one saved other criminal from the UN Electric Chair. That all!

              CV asked to release the falsely accused prisoners. Yahapalanaya Appe Andu is showing so many runarounds for that. Releasing 1% or 2% of the prisoners every time when they want to go to UN for a meeting or meet UNSG or a Senior Western Diplomat like Nisha Biswal. Then they had a man to self confess that he tried on a War criminal’s life, imprisoned him and pardoned him then released him. Here Let’s stop for a minute! If the one who attempted on the EP, the Lankawe’s leader, can be excused, could you list for me couple of other crimes that could not be excused so that they are keeping the others still in prison? Could you tell me for what other crimes the Sinhala Buddhist are objecting to the release when they had not opposed the man who attempted on the president? After all there were news that Pillaiyan had said that he sent hitmen on New King as per the order of Old King, but his statement is still not investigated and report released to public consumption. What is the big deal for the Appe Andu to beat Pillaiyan and take him to a court and have denied that he never said anything like that? Isn’t then that type of hearsays should supposed to go away?

              When CV tried to question why the prisoners arrested with false accusations are not released, you are comparing the Ezhuga Tamil with BBS because it has the Tamil in that and you want to have it switched over to Sinhala. You appear to earnestly believe that if that word from Tamil to Sinhala takes place then only it is multiRacial or multiethnic. I wonder if that were not you whom else Thero De Silva could have called”Sinhala Buddhist Extremist”?

              Now lets us come back to the original false accusation and my question.

              Gamini, can you put here a slogan appeared in one of the placard of the parade and explain why do you think it was racially divisive? If you did not jump in to defend that false claim and accepts that you do not find that claim is right, please say so, I will say a sorry to you for misunderstanding you.

              Thanks in advance for coming forward and clarify the murky situation, if you think that is what it is.

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                Dear Mallaiyuran,
                Thanks for your non-abusive response.

                Thanks also for your history lessons. I do not know whether your statements are true or fault but it is immaterial because we cannot live in the past.

                We need to accept the natural law which is “everything is impermanent and changing.”
                We need to adapt ourselves to the changes to be successful.
                As Charles Darwin said “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

                We need to find solutions to a genuine problem. But we need to be patient and use the accepted method of “give & take” during the negotiations to come up with a solution acceptable to all parties.
                As I said previously “Hartals”, “Agitations”, “Demonstrations”, “Rise Tamils”, “Rise Sinhalese”, etc. will not help to resolve the issues on the contrary it will create more racial tensions and mis-trust.

                I conclude this discussion with the following quote from “Dhammapada”:

                “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love: this is the eternal rule.”

                May you have a peace of mind and enjoy good health always.

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                  You are not committing to anything; a nature of the cowskin clad lions.

                  If you do not know that the “Sri Lanka” word is used in 1972 constitution only to suppress Tamil, then accept the defense you put forward is also wrong. Be a gentleman to accept your mistake. Don’t be a silppery fox while being a cowskin clad lion too.

                  You jumped in to save a ultra racist by quoting unrelated topic. When your topic turned to be more racist than the other one, you compared me to your racists.

                  You accepts you don’t know the history of Tamils opposing the Sinhala usage in their land. Then such an ignorant attempted to call me ignorant.

                  The rogue leader of the country told at UN two weeks ago that they were giving lands to Tamils but the TNA threatening to them to accept it. You are pretending like peace maker to the racist government which designing methods for two years to destroy Tamils, who seated it against old King, at the IC level. Did any one of you discussed this cheating of your leader in this website? that is past for you.

                  But you are not ready to let CV’s rally to go(there is nothing wrong in the speech). Like the all cowskin clad thero Phds preaching you bringing Dhammapada here.

                  You can only quote from Sinhala Buddhism. I saw something better than that from other areas. Jesus said if one beat on one cheek show him the other one too. Valluvar, who out stood any philosopher born in this world so far and kept his talks in secular nature said- Not simple show the other cheek, but do that one a favour too.
                  See! We can quote three times better than you but we don’t know to write aggressive racism and lies than you.

                  Bye bye

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          “Sri Lanaka” is a pure Sinhala word. There is no Tamil equivalent. The meaning clearly and unequivocally denotes the Sinhala Buddhist’s land. This was developed by the Sinhala Buddhist extremist Family in 1950s,1960s and 1970. It is wrong the name was legally used to cover whole Ceylon, including the parts of Non Sinhala Buddhists, in 1972. The Tamils consider “Rise Sri Lanka” as rise Sinhala Buddhist.

          Eelam is a name historically used to cover the whole Island of Ceylon. The organisers could have “Used Ezhuga Eelam”. It is in pure Tamils and means what the Cow skin clad lion Gamini is meaning to camouflage him as racially neutral. Asking to free the imprisoned Tamil innocents and stop infiltrating Tamil lands with the Greek statues under the name of Ezhuga Tamils is angering the De Silvas and Fonseka’s. Had the Organizers used the pure Tamils version of Gamini’s Sinhala version “Ezhuka Eelam”, by now Hanuman is not needed Gamini to lead and set the entire Lankawe and Tamil Eelam on fire.

          Rise Eelam was only to rais the enslaved Tamils problem. Cow Skin clad lion Gamini still have not translated any placard those carried racially charged messages.

          Try once more Gamini.

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            Dear Mr. Mallaiyuran,
            Though you have labelled me as a “Cow Skin clad lion” I do not have any animosity towards you because it is your anger and ignorance which have led you to write such things. It appears that there is no difference between you and the extreme Sinhalese elements in the South.

            It is internationally recognized that the current government has done a tremendous amount of work during the last twenty months towards reconciliation between the Tamils and the Sinhalese after the 30-year-old bloody war. The issues are complex and it takes time to find lasting solutions to the problems. There is lot more to be done and the current regime’s efforts in the direction of reconciliation must be applauded by all parties. It is the responsibility of all political leaders to work very close consultation with the national government to negotiate a lasting solution acceptable to all parties.

            “Hartals”, demonstrations, and attempts to alienating the communities on racial and religious grounds are not the solutions. Patience and compromises are the order of the day.

            The irresponsible “Rabble-Rousers” in the North and the South must grow up. It is time to move on.

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        Sengodan
        The NPC CM should never have taken part in a rally with “Ezuga Tamil” theme as it is an equivalent of LTTE’s ‘”Pongu Tamil”.
        That is where the whole thing went wrong for him. It gave an opening for the majority community extremists an opportunity to go to town painting the country red.
        This is what another commutator R. Varathan has said in his said elsewhere in thie se columns.
        As an former SC judge Mr. Wigneswaran should have not let him be led by those who were rejected by the Tamil people.
        He should have been careful. He is the CM for the entire NP where people of all communities live. He is not CM only for Tamils. He fell for the ruse of the extremist Tamils because he is inexperienced in politics. That is his only fault.

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          Correction
          Pl. read commentator for commutator and this for thies.

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      What I have listed is not the creation of CM Wigneswaren but of the
      Tamil people in the NEP. The problem today is Ranil cannot stand the sight of Wiggie and wants to bring him down by starving the NPC of
      developmental resources. This is one of characteristic failings from the beginning of Ranil’s political career (remember his prejudice against
      Tiran Alles’ father?) If Jaffna is developed substantially the State and the Sinhalese will have nothing to fear of Separation or the return of the LTTE.

      R. Varathan

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      I agree with Varathan but Dr. Rajasingam you forgot how your son and 5 other students was shot by the Army point blank in Trincomalee but Justice was not done.

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        Benedict Joseph.

        Where did you hear this story. Get your facts right, before expressing yourself. CT is not a forum to create fiction,

        Dr.RN

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        Joseph and Justice,

        C.V.Wigneswaran is proving the ‘ Peter Principle’ in economics- ” Every man rises to his level of his incompetence”. He is without doubt a text book example.

        Dr.RN

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      RN,
      You criticise the CM on every occasion, to keep on the ‘good side’ of the military regime.

      Catholic clergy have been participating in protests against actions of the regime for a long time.
      Nalli Artheena Kartha participating in a rally calling on Tamils “to arise” against injustice is quite in order.

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        Years on all demala folk CT have cheered Dr(Vet) the son of a villager who received experience at Wahabi land his photo shows hi5 clean puli padde- with an inferiority complex like fatty VP- enjoy the stay.

        Dr(Vet) is qualified to shove the rod in the bum and check temp- IPKF missed the bas***d thanks to folk like hindu nurse anpu TGTE.
        Only kumar.r has challenged the low caste vellaha.
        .
        “Catholic clergy have been participating in protests”
        The Sinhalese Catholic Cardinal had the final say and he intends contesting as Papa doc at Rome.

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        Justice,

        Please list me ten achievents of CVW, since elected as CM, that have made a major difference to the lives of the war-effected people of the north?

        He should be dismissed for non-performance, inefficiency and ineptitude.

        Dr.RN

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      Dear Dr. Narendran,

      Do you deny any of his statements wrong?
      Do you think Nallai Arthena Kartha participation in a people event is wrong? Do you want only Buddhist Monks should attend in public events?
      Do you know that the Chief Minister belongs to TNA and TNA leader is Sampanthan? It is up to Sampanthan to take action against CV. Why do you think Sampanthan keep silence on this matter?
      It is upto the people to assess his performance. Don’t divide the people and don’t try to create an image that Tamils are against to Sinhalese or MUslims. You may have personaly hate him because you always try to be good to others. You hate LTTE, You hate Wigneswarn. So, you supported Mahinda and now you support Ranil. Ranil is trying to play divide and rule game. Trying to divide TNA.

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        Ajith,

        Have you forgotten the fundamentals of Hinduism / Saivaism?
        Nallai Athssena Kartha has to be above the dualities of the mundane world, as a person who is expected to have reached the state of ‘Reconciliation of the opposites ( Irruvinai Oppu)’.This is a fundamental requirement for the office he holds.

        Dr. RN

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          There was no dualities. The meeting was about people’s concern & problems faced by the people. It was not a political meeting or gathering. Saivaism as about equality and against to unjustice.

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    Misinterpretation ?? Now does the CM or AC HC expect the general population to interpret speeches ? Take the Northern Harthal with a pinch of salt. Does speeches of ministers be ambiguous and when understood wrongly play a blame game . People do not need propaganda to get uneasy with such speeches or acts . Definitely negative propaganda will take over once someone ignites such events . ACHC’s approach is like take snake which minds its own business , put it in your pants and then scream that it’s bit you.

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    A well reasoned and passionately explicit request to all extremists in the country to desist and refrain from indulging in and propagandising communal hatred.

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    It’s not the some politicians or extremist groups (need to interpret correctly including the Tamil extremists) misinterpret what the CM has expressed. Whoever, read the full text of CM’s speech could clearly understand that he wanted all Buddhist temples, Buddha statues, and Sinhalese removed from Northern part of the country. Now what do you call this? Why didn’t you publish the full text? You’ve quoted one section of his speech saying that it was not said against Buddhists or Sinhalese. Then why did he want all of them removed from Northern part of Sri Lanka? Similarly, does he expect all kovils, statues of Hindu and Tamil Gods and goddesses, Tamil people to be removed from rest of the parts of Sri Lanka? If you are a balanced journalist, you should talk about these as well. I strongly feel that this article is trying to misled the public to save the image of the CM by going an extra mile showing a picture CM in front of a Buddha statue which doesn’t show him worshiping. Therefore, strongly suggest you to publish investigative journalism rather than trying to safeguard politicians.

    Hope this will be published and given similar publicity.

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    The main problem with Sri Lanka is the irresponsibility of the leading politicians to foster and spread racism as a platform to come to power again and again. This has been practiced by politicians for a long time. A slight provocation is enough to call for violence against Tamils and it has been the practice at regular intervals prior to Tamil youth countering with counter violence. After the Tamils took refuge in their native North and East, the majoritarian Sinhalese brought violence into the North and East grabbing the natives’ lands, committing genocide during the war and antagonizing the victims building Buddhist temples and stealing their meager livelihood. The forces occupying the North and East were trained with motivation to destroy Tamils and change the demography of the North from Hindu and Christian Tamil domination to Sinhala Buddhist domination. This is happening after the new Regime cosigning the UNHRC agreement!!
    Committing crimes against Tamils has become the norm for a long time, it is now difficult for the Sinhalese forces to accept crimes against Tamils as a crime. The same mental frame exists among Sinhalese because the Government never allows Sinhalese criminals taken to courts by Tamils. It is converted as the victimized Tamil causing a backlash from the majority Sinhalese and any attempt by a Tamil taking a Sinhalese criminal to courts ends up with a violent subjugation of the Tamil victim. This is home grown Sinhala superiority enjoyed by the majority, primarily by the armed forces.
    There has been no Majoritarian Government that dealt with all criminals swiftly. The reason Sri Lanka Government ardently prevents International inquiry for the war criminals is because they are their heroes because they killed Tamils!! they cannot be incriminated!!
    How will they understand Tamil victims also need humanitarian assistance?!!
    If they accept any outside assistance coming for Tamil victims, the help will not be allowed to reach the deserving.
    How will they understand what the victims do is a projection of their own reality?.
    This is the very reason the powerless TNA is being taken to task as a creator of Sinhala backlash. Like in the 70s and 80s, there is so far no mob violence against Tamils because there is suppression and victimization already in progress in the North and East.

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    As the CM the move he took was a very untimely and wrong one and when there is already a tension between the communities his action was adding fuel to fire . His extremist slogans are now creating unwanted backlash among the southerners. The results were clear with BBS presence in Vavuniya . He’s call resulted in the violence in Kokavil. (Government should be very vigilant and take stern action against the perpetrators before things spill out of hand) . Nobody is going to deliver the demands on a golden plate to his feet just because a reconciliation process is going on . Everything will be systematic , discussed and only on a win win situation. He is now damaged the reputation and its time the Tamil leaders in Jaffna take a prudent decision . He slogans has created uneasiness and tension even among the moderate Sinhalese and Muslims.

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    Ethnic and religious identity is destructive to people and the country and finally to the whole world.

    Everlasting peace will be achieved only after destroying differences.

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      sr

      “Ethnic and religious identity is destructive to people and the country and finally to the whole world.”

      So, when are you planning to start the destruction of

      Viharas, Temples, Mosques, Churches, Monastries, Madrasas, Matts, Seminaries, Boe Trees, Statues, religious symbols,

      ban Sinhala/Tamil languages,

      abolish Sinhala/Tamil political parties, …… ?

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        HIndu Congress or Tamils haved imported Staues of Indian – god non-existing in Sri lanka. Already Tamils have started destroying buddhist Statues located in front of some the old army camps.

        govt was wrong to have two national languages ? what they will do, in another few years they will make Arabic langauge a national language ?

        Tamils are only Tamil language only, Tamil people only, Tamil student only university, Tamil speaking govt employees only, Tamil only road signs culture which they call equality, no discrimination north. BBS can not protest when Tamils destroy buddhist sings.

        Now enemy of Tamils, Tamils voted against him, Mahinda Rajapakse is also accused because Tamil leaders are Tribalists, Anti-Sinhala buddhists. Because, Wgneswaran wants muslims to rally behind them.

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          Mahabodhi Jimsofty,

          “”what they will do, in another few years they will make Arabic langauge a national language ? “
          from the minaret – walla o wackabar Boom!! BBS gets no sleep

          Sculpture came before words.Do you know what it means?/

          But is there anything else we should be looking out for besides Kim Kardashian’s next Carl’s Jr. commercial?

          There are positives and negatives to everything in life: sex, singlehood, driving a car, being in a relationship, and working. We have to make sure the good outweighs the bad to find happiness, that’s all.

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          jim softy “Tamils have started destroying buddhist Statues located in front of some the old army camps.”

          Jim Softly
          which came first
          “some old army camp”
          or
          “Buddhist statues”

          you didn’t say old Buddhist statues in front of the army camp?

          so basically you are admitting that the army is building Buddhist Statues in front of their army camp
          or
          the army is building army camps in front of Buddhist statues

          which one?

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    Let the world know why LTTE was born….

    Mohavamsa Modayas started this in 1956 and still behaving in the same way ….joke is they are giving threat to Tamils he he he

    Where were these jokers till 2009 May ….??

    Mr. Wineswaran is 100% right

    This country is going to be divided sooner or later.

    Cheers

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      And all Tamils relocated to the North.

      Soma

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        @ Soma

        All Sinhalease planted in North-East and Polanaruwa and Anuradapura must relocate to South ?

        End of 18 th century when British took censes in Anuradapura it is clearly mentioned that people living here area Tamils .

        After Independence when a buddhist monk visited Polanaruwa then a jungle he met people inside who spoke Tamil .

        Cheers

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          Cholan

          You are demanding Ealam AND right to live anywhere.

          I am insisting Ealam OR right to live anywhere.

          Good luck

          Soma

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            @ Soma

            No problem

            Sinhalese can come an work in Eelam like Malaysians cross Johore Bahru daily in hundred thousands to work in Singapore and return in the evening.

            Cheers

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      The Tamils and the Sinhalese lived peacefully unto 1956. The Racist SWRD to get power unleashed the “SINHALA ONLY IN 24 HRS. while sendin his children abroad to study in English. Anura to Oxford and Chandrika to Sorbone University.

      In the 1958 riots the Sinhalese thugs burnt over 5000 houses belonged to the Tamil minority through out the island and again in 1977 and 1983 JR unleashed violence against the Tamils and finally MR final solution ended by killing over 75, 000 innocent Tamils according to UN reports at Mullivaikkal in the Mullaitivu District of Sri Lanka.

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      Read How LTTE was born:

      After World War II ended in 1949, several countries got together to debate the issue of war. This gave them the opportunity to outlaw war and create agencies to settle future conflicts peacefully through negotiation. Instead of doing this, they `legalized` warfare through the `Geneva conventions.` Armies could shoot and kill each other These countries then enlarged the scope of lawful war to include wars within states (civil wars). They announced that `national-liberation-movements-fighting-against-alien-occupation-and-racist-regimes-in-the-exercise-of-their-right-of-self-determination` were entitled to take arms and use force. This gave the green light to both genuine and bogus liberation movements.

      The western powers saw civil war as a useful political tool for intervening in sovereign states, partitioning them and controlling the segment useful to them, such as the east of Sri Lanka with access to the Bay of Bengal. These internal wars were therefore labeled `conflicts between sovereign states`, making the existing government an aggressor instead of the legitimate ruler. The `liberation movement` was permitted to engage in terrorism. Terrorists were `lawful combatants`. International law said terrorism was outside its scope and wriggled out of the issue. Thanks to all this, rogue secessionist groups could now seize territory by force and get it recognized as a separate state in the UN, using `friendly countries`

      It is now suspected that the Eelam war was not a home grown war. It was masterminded by outside forces. A group of Jaffna boys who had never left Jaffna and who did not know English styled themselves `Liberation Tigers` and said they were seeking `self determination` for their `nation`. They went to war with little training but somehow managed to get territory and hold it. How did they do it?

      The LTTE did receive some sporadic training. India trained them in the 1980s. Norway had provided training at the Special Forces training camp in Rena on weapons tactics and military strategy (2003). Norwegian ex -Special Forces had trained Sea tigers in underwater demolition in Thailand. Instruction on conducting the war could have come from abroad. The VSAT high frequency equipment acquired by the LTTE in 2002 could transmit voice, pictures, video without any interception from anybody.

      But the main reason LTTE was able to defeat the army was because they had superior weapons and explosives. They had a continuous supply . of highly sophisticated weapons sent by a weapons procurement network operating from a foreign country. They were able to procure armaments from all over the world and transfer them across borders without any difficulty.

      LTTE had a formidable array of weapons, far superior to those owned by the Sri Lanka army. They had at least 30 pieces of heavy artillery. Also assault rifles, self loading rifles, light machine guns, sub- machine guns rocket propelled grenades, anti aircraft weapons, such as surface to air missiles and peddle guns. A four barreled air defense gun with a range of 2000 meters was found by the Sri Lanka army. This was a formidable acquisition and the army wanted to know where it came from.

      LTTE was not a lawful army, therefore they smuggled in the weapons, including heavy items, by carrying out mid sea transfers, 200 nautical miles off Sri Lanka. They used special semi submersible submarines, capable of carrying 10 tons of equipment. Other items such as power generators also came in. LTTE had a fleet of 50 ships, and was managing two dozen ships at any given time. Sri Lanka wanted the International Maritime Organization to investigate how the LTTE managed to operate this fleet when it was a proscribed organization. They also wanted the countries which provided flags of convenience investigated.

      Large hauls of arms was recovered from Mullaitivu, Vakarai, Vishvamadu, Wellamulliwaikal beach, Panichchankerni jungle and Alanchipotha. Arms were also found in Kumana National Park. Troops found six boats laden with 996 kilos of explosives at Puthukkudiyiruppu, 1004 kilograms of C4 plastic explosives at Mollikulam, over 80 varieties of bombs at Iranamadu and two other stocks of explosives, elsewhere, weighing 2500 kilos and 3900 kilos. `The amount of weapons found is unbelievable,` said the army `and much still remains to be recovered. These could not have been only for Sri Lanka.`

      There was a `navy` containing fast attack craft fitted with powerful outboard motors, radar and communication equipment. These had been smuggled in. `Indumathi`, a 16 metre long wave rider class boat, had a mounted twin-barrel anti-aircraft weapon and multi purpose machine guns. LTTE also had pedal type suicide boats and stealth craft laden with explosives. They had also tried to mine the sea, using limpet mines, pressure mines and closed circuit diving equipment,

      Certain findings indicate that LTTE was preparing for a massive sea battle. Two huge torpedoes with launchers were recovered from Puthukudiyiruppu, ready to attack a ship. The navy wanted to know who purchased these and how were they brought into Sri Lanka? Under international law only governments can purchase torpedoes. Four submarines were found in an ultra secret factory there. Interpol was asked to find out how advanced equipment from Switzerland and Norway came to be fitted into these submarines.

      LTTE started an `air force` of small, fixed wing aircraft. `Air Tigers` were added to `Sea Tigers `and `Sea Pigeons`. Three Czech built Zlin 143 planes came secretly from South Africa These arrived by ship in knocked down condition and were brought ashore in large trawlers. Of the seven airstrips built by the LTTE, Mullativu could accommodate large aircraft. The military wanted to know where the heavy machinery needed for its construction had come from

      The Army Commander was asked on `Thulawa` how did the LTTE acquire the knowledge to run this war? Were they helped by foreign countries and NGOs? This was a frequently asked question. His answer was `yes.` Sri Lanka army said fforeign military experts had come in and provided training and advice on weapons. The heavily fortified defenses of deep ditches and strong bunds behind which the LTTE hid in Eelam war IV, could never have been constructed without external help, Ukrainian specialists came and trained LTTE in sea warfare. Japanese experts came, developed submersibles and built a camouflaged tunnel for launching these in a high security zone in Puthukkudiyiruppu area. Sri Lanka Air force stated that foreigners came and trained the LTTE in using planes. South African pilots are expert in night air raids and its mercenaries could be easily hired as trainers..

      It is suspected that NGOs, who had worked with LTTE, had helped in the war. Equipment belonged to Oxfam and Save the Children were found in a high tech satellite communication facility at Puthumathalan. Troops found 20,000 litres of petrol in Iranamadu and Puthumathalan area also a massive stock of diesel and kerosene oil in Dharmapuram, in plastic barrels which could hold 225 liters of fuel each. Only NGOs had the authority to transport fuel to LTTE areas.

      Western countries had refused to help the government win the war. Britain had refused to provide spare parts for army`s aging Saladin and Daimler armoured cars. US and NATO also refused. Army then bought Cadillac armored cars from USA. But USA did not provide the number agreed and only gave six, without the turret and gun, `though we had paid for them.` Britain provided ten 30 mm guns with 6000 rounds of ammunition but refused to deliver 2000 more rounds which had been agreed. Certain countries had not allowed aircraft carrying war items to fly over their airspace. The government had to search for a country which would ship the Bushmaster guns bought from Russia. Finally Poland agreed to allow the use of its port.

      When it became clear that the government was going to win the war and the LTTE was going to lose, President Rajapakse came under heavy pressure from western powers, to suspend the offensive and resume `peace talks` with the LTTE. When Kilinochchi was taken, (January, 2009) US, Norway, UK and France exerted pressure. India, UK, France wanted the war stopped in April 2009. There was also an appeal from Japan. These countries were trying to save the badly cornered LTTE.

      USA has also worked behind the scenes to get the LTTE leadership to surrender to a third party. About two months before the final battle US had offered to evacuate the top LTTE leaders and their families. There were secret negotiations to take away Prabhakaran, Sea Tiger wing leader, Soosai, intelligence wing leader Pottu Amman and their families, numbering over 100. The US Pacific command sent a team of experts to look into this. USA feared that if Prabhakaran was arrested by the government he would tell them how the west helped him in the war.

      LTTE committed serious war crimes throughout out the Eelam wars. USA, UK, European Union, Japan India and the UN did nothing to stop them and never censured their actions. However, according to a report filed by Times Online, the US military has used satellites to spy on Sri Lanka during the final stages of its battle against the LTTE. India too deployed air craft fitted with sophisticated equipment to monitor the war. US sought to justify its action on the ground that it was looking for evidence of war crimes.

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        jim softy
        the shameless dimwit and prolific plagiarist,

        The above typing by KAMALIKA PIERIS (former librarian who turned Sinhala/Buddhist historian) was published in the Island under the title WHO PLANNED THE EELAM WAR on September 7, 2013.

        Are you too proud to quote the author or are you too ashamed to quote her?

        Stop plagiarism.

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    somaaasss

    “And all Tamils relocated to the North.”

    And their Sinhala/Buddhist brethren be relocated to North South India.

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    all ceylon hindu congress should condemn wiggi’s call tha bhuddhist shrines should not be built in north.It should note that even the vel cart is taken on galle road here giving considerable inconvenienence to motorists.Hindu temples are all over the place and hindus are allowed to worship peacefully.

    No point in showing him in naga vihara when he is against bhuddhist shrines.

    another point to be taken up by the all ceylon hindu congress is how come when tamils are living all over the country wiggie says sinhalese can’t live in the north.If this is not racism what is.

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      Shankar

      Please grow up, ok?

      No Hindu Temple is built illegally in any private land in the South. Military has not built a single hindu/Muslim/Chritian temple in the South. In the North military is building Buddhists shrines in private lands where there are no Buddhists. This is what the CM is complaining about.

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        real peace

        don’t nitpick.Look at the big picture.we can put our dick in here but they can’t put their dick in there.

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        real peace

        with regard to the private lands you mention,wherein has he mentioned it.he just says they should not have bhuddhist shrines where there are no bhuddhists.The shrines are no in any way inconveniencing the people other than maybe they have to go to the toilet more often which is good health.

        health is wealth.

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    Shenali D Waduge

    We must owe a lot of gratitude to the Northern Provincial Chief Minister for his racism which has helped wake up quite a lot of Sinhalese from their slumber. We must confess that the Chief Minister has achieved what many of us have been trying to do. With the recently concluded Jaffna protests coupled with the attacks on the Sathosa retail outlet and Jaffna university students openly commemorating a dead LTTE cadre (Thileepan), the Sinhalese are taking out their history books and questioning the legitimacy of what Wigneswaran and other Tamil racists are now demanding.

    Let’s just logically assess the situation. For any ethnic group to be demanding that they were the historical inhabitants of an area they must forward historical proof and not propaganda. The island was invaded 17 times by South Indians and inspite of the destructions there still remains Buddhist sites in the North which further reveals that there would have been plenty of Buddhist sites in the North before they were destroyed by both Indian and the 3 colonial invaders. Finally, Sinhalese are also thinking on these lines.

    If Tamils were the original inhabitants how can there be Tamils in South India as well? The same ethnic group cannot evolve from 2 different countries? Lets not forget that Tamil Nadu has been claiming the self-determination rights before the Tamils in Sri Lanka. There cannot be 2 homelands for the same ethnic people. More and more Sinhalese are now asking this question too.

    The other important factor is that there is sufficient evidence historically to prove that Sinhalese were living and having a civilization in the North from 1st century AD. Thankfully the Sinhalese are waking up.

    The Tamils cannot plug a period that Tamil Nadu invaders ruled after the Sinhale kings and then say this was their homeland. By all logic the Sinhalese must say the North was the homeland of the Sinhalese as well and historical proof is ample to showcase this.

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      Funny Karawa Jenali Borukiyanage always talks about Tamils and South India and they do not belong to the island, when her own ancestors, as well as the ancestors of half the present day so called Sinhalese population ( may be even yours) were imported into the island from South India during the Portuguese/Dutch colonial era.

      Meaning of Waduge from the Telugu house. Vadugu is another name for Telugu and Tamils always called the Telugus Vadugan or dergatively Vaduvan. Jenali”s ancestors must have been fisher folk from what is Southern Andhra Pradesh, which was part of the Tamil country like Tirupathi/Thirumalai( Now part of Andhara just over the border) during Portuguese colonial era. Another version of Waduge amongst the southern Sinhalese Karwa is Baduge.

      Vigneswaran is 100% correct. A few days ago a rabid Buddhist monk destroyed and burnt a Hindu temple in the east. Along the border area in the Batticaloa district that Sinhalese are slowly encroaching with the help of the armed forces. What have the authorities done to this. Sinhalese armed forces erecting Buddhist temples and Budda statues every where on the north and east. Stealing thousands of acres of private Tamil lands under the guise of high security zones for futire Sinhalese colonisation. Sinhalese and Muslims destroying Hindu temples in the east with impunity. Tamils are getting fed up with this. We are the indigenous population of the north and east. These ungrateful Muslims and Sinhalese are recent arrivals and are now trying to steal our lands history and ethnically cleanse us

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        Thanks.

        Is Vaduva related to this Vaduvan?

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          Yes Vaduva or Vaduvan is the same

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      Shenali [Edited out]

      cc Jim Softy

      “The island was invaded 17 times by South Indians and inspite of the destructions there still remains Buddhist sites in the North which further reveals that there would have been plenty of Buddhist sites in the North before they were destroyed by both Indian and the 3 colonial invaders. Finally, Sinhalese are also thinking on these lines.”

      Even though today there are no Tamil Buddhists in Sri Lanka, the majority of the early Tamils of Sri Lanka (before the 10th century Chola invasion) were Buddhists. The ancient Buddhist remains in the North and East of Sri Lanka are the remnants left by the Tamil Buddhists and not anybody else. They are part of the heritage of Sri Lankan Tamils. Only the Buddhist temples, statues and structures build in the recent past and present in the North and East can be considered as Sinhala-Buddhist.

      “If Tamils were the original inhabitants how can there be Tamils in South India as well? The same ethnic group cannot evolve from 2 different countries? Lets not forget that Tamil Nadu has been claiming the self-determination rights before the Tamils in Sri Lanka. There cannot be 2 homelands for the same ethnic people. More and more Sinhalese are now asking this question too.”

      Tamil originated/evolved in what was known during the early period as South India – Sri Lanka region which was connected and considered as one region. There was a natural bridge known as Rama Setu that existed during the ancient period from Tamil Nadu to Tamil Eelam (now submerged by the rising sea but still visible in the satellite pictures taken by NASA).

      The Tamils are the sole occupants (natives) of both N&E Sri Lanka (Tamil Eelam) and South India (Tamil Nadu) when the colonials left. Just like the Arab nation has several countries in the middle-east and North Africa, the Tamil Nation had several countries (Chola Nadu, Pandya Nadu, Chera Nadu and Eela Nadu) in India and Sri Lanka and still have two regions/states in South Asia (Tamil Eelam and Tamil Nadu). Tamil Nadu belongs (Homeland) to the Tamils of India and Tamil Eelam belongs (Homeland) to the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

      “The other important factor is that there is sufficient evidence historically to prove that Sinhalese were living and having a civilization in the North from 1st century AD. Thankfully the Sinhalese are waking up. The Tamils cannot plug a period that Tamil Nadu invaders ruled after the Sinhale kings and then say this was their homeland. By all logic the Sinhalese must say the North was the homeland of the Sinhalese as well and historical proof is ample to showcase this.”

      There is no historic proof what so ever to prove that the Sinhalese lived in the North. The Buddhist sites belong to the Tamil Buddhists. The place names are not in Sinhala but Sanskrit. The invasion theory that was mentioned in the Mahavamsa was wrongly interpreted by the European (colonial) Orientalist scholars. Even today the majority including some historians wrongly believe that the NE Tamils are invaders from Tamil Nadu. The so called invasion was only the replacement of the king (not people) at the Anuradapura kingdom by either a Chola or a Pandya king. The Tamil people were already living irrespective of who the king was. In the recorded history of Sri Lanka, it is NOT known or mentioned anywhere that there was a mass influx/settlement of Tamils from South India to Sri Lanka during the Chola/Pandya rule. At the same time, in the recorded history of Sri Lanka, it is NOT known or mentioned anywhere that there was a mass exodus of Sinhalese from the North to the South.

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        “”majority of the early Tamils of Sri Lanka (before the 10th century Chola invasion) were Buddhists.”

        You are asking for wool from a stone by addressing a fascist.
        wool shrinks. Ask her why sheep don’t shrink when it rains??

        Weren’t they Mahayana Buddhist unlike the pedophiles at devils paradise?
        Enlightenment of Buddhism as seen in the caves built by Hindu King HariSena who finally overran a crooked Pala dynasty at Bengal.

        “Lanka, it is NOT known or mentioned anywhere that there was a mass exodus of Sinhalese from the North to the South. “

        The north India always wore pajama not sarema. The North Indians of today even use that as a weapon so neither Tamil or lying Sinhalese is respected. (this is fact of life)
        The more you talk to wadugas the more deaf they get.
        Love yourself : the island does belong to anyone’s pop or mum – it’s like Greece fell to marauding Romans.
        If you keep begging from bigots you will end up dying for them- like VP fighting India for Lanaka.
        Think out of the box.

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          ”majority of the early Tamils of Sri Lanka (before the 10th century Chola invasion) were Buddhists.”

          If so, why Raja cholan or some one had to modify a buddhist statue and convert it to his Statue ?

          where are the Tamil hisotry books talk about these things ?

          How Tamils became mostly Hindus, christians and Muslims while not many sinhala people became christians or muslim ?

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            jim softy Hora Oru,

            This is not the place for wogs to divide India with your limited education.

            Read Hindu King HariSena dynesty and why he conquered the Pala dynasty and links to Pallava sculpture comes from there.

            Chola is :
            Chhole Bhature the Talk of October 2, and the first thing that comes to one’s mind is that it is the day when two great leaders Gandhi ji and Lal Bahadur Shastri were born.
            But not many know that it is also the International Chhole Bhature Day.

            What ever Ananda Coomaraswamy, has said about Hindu culture is accepted by the highest institutions of EU- Leuven. CERN

            Buddhism among Tamils. Kanchipuram
            The land of silk sarees and 75% of textile exports today – with findings of roman artifacts 500BC- 72 km (45 mi) from Chennai
            The Chennai International Airport is located in Tirusulam in Kanchipuram district now under Greater Chennai Corporation Limit. In 2011, Kancheepuram district had a population of 3,998,252, with a sex-ratio of 986 females for every 1,000 males.
            Kanchipuram is one of the oldest cities in South India, and was a city of learning for Tamil, Sanskrit, and Pali and was believed to be visited by Xuanzang. He visited the city in the 7th century and said that this city was 6 miles in circumference and that its people were famous for bravery and piety as well as for their love of justice and veneration for learning. He further recorded that Gautama Buddha had visited the place. It was during the reign of the Pallava dynasty from the 4th to the 9th centuries that Kanchipuram attained its limelight. The city served as the Pallava capital, and many of the known temples were built during their reign. According to Tamil tradition, the founder of Zen, Bodhidharma was born here,[5][6][note 1] as was the famous Sanskrit writer Daṇḍin, who wrote the Dashakumaracharita. The Sanskrit poet Bharavi hailed from Kanchipuram and wrote the famous Kirātārjunīya here under the patronage of the Pallava king Simhavishnu. Great Buddhist scholars such as Dignāga, Buddhaghosa, and Dhammapala lived here too.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_amongst_Tamils

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            Jim Nitwit,

            “If so, why Raja cholan or some one had to modify a buddhist statue and convert it to his Statue ?”

            The answer is already in the statement, what anybody can do if you have a very small brain.

            ”majority of the early Tamils of Sri Lanka (before the 10th century Chola invasion) were Buddhists.”
            Raja cholan who invaded in the 10th century was not a Buddhist.

            “where are the Tamil hisotry books talk about these things’
            No need of history books (with fairy tales/mythology). There is enough proof on the ground including archaeological/epigraphic evidence. Please get your self-educated, learn a little about Tamil Buddhism.

            “How Tamils became mostly Hindus, christians and Muslims while not many sinhala people became christians or muslim ?”

            Regarding Hindus, please re-read the statement again. There are more Sinhala Christians than Tamil Christians. Muslims is a different story.

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        Tamil buddhist:

        You can write the history now, change the names in the North now and build the homeland.

        but, where the books which say that Tamils in the North were buddhists and they lived for ever there ?

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          “”You can write the history now, change the names in the North now and build the homeland.””

          Sinhala Buddhist cant bring Pali to the mode of classical languages of india!
          The ministry of culture has considered pali non entity and a danger to India like accepting palestine to UN and all its bodies.
          [Edited out]

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          Jim Nitwit,

          “where the books which say that Tamils in the North were buddhists’

          Are you talking about books/fairy tales like the Mahavamsa?
          History need not be only history books. They can be found in Archeology (ancient artifacts, ruins, potsherds, burials, coins, stone inscriptions, cave writings, rock edits, writings on Ola leaves, etc.), ancient literature, chronicles, cultural anthropology, folk stories, and so on. The well known early Tamil Buddhist epics were Manimekalai, Silappadhikaram, Valaiyapathi, Kundalakesi, and Jivaka Cintamani.

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    Is that the all lively hood is fine in the north apart from shrines

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    In a discussion witha newspaper, Wigneswaran is asking Sinhala people to bend as it is good for Sinhala ass.

    [ If there is open debate and discussion among the Sinhalese people about the feasibility of federalism for Sri Lanka I am sure the truth of federalism would be understood by the Southern polity. The negative reaction you refer to has come about by wrong understanding. The Buddha in the Kalama Sutra said do not accept because someone says so.Traditions are not to be followed simply because they are traditions. Reports (such as historical accounts or news) are not to be followed simply because the source seems reliable. One’s own preferences are not to be followed simply because they seem logical or resonate with one’s feelings. Find out for yourself the truth. If the Sinhalese take the trouble to find out the truth about federalism I am sure they would come by the truth which is that federalism is the only plausible solution to the problems of the Sinhalese and Tamils politically.

    Your reference to once again lead to division among the people is amusing. Don’t forget it was the war that came to an end in 2009. The conflict continues even now. Our problems still need attention and resolution. Our divisions have continued. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa kept it repressed. We thank His Excellency the present President for giving us the freedom to utter what we always wanted to utter. The truth lies in our utterances. ]

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    Religion is the latest refuge of scoundrels of human savagery ..over to Buddhist Ayotullahs in this country.

    Cheers

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      Cholan:

      Are you still Mourning that Pabakaran was floating in a muddy lagoon ?.

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        @ jim Softy

        Can you ask your Sinhala government to issue Prabaharan `s death certificate ?

        Can you ask the members of Sinhala card board army members who said they have killed him to say this in public?

        All Sinhala card board Generals and Marshall field are still unable to give a right explanation about this.

        BTW is is very easy to fool Modayas this is why every Sinhala governments take you for ride and you jokers dance for free liquor.

        Cheers

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    Now vellala Wigneswaran , the CM has the All of the Ceylon Hindu Congress also under his Wing.

    That gives him the unshakable , total Control of the Inhabitant Jaffna Tamil population in the North,plus the All Ceylon Hidus, PM Rudrakumran, the TNGTE ,and the Diaspora Hindus who are the Have nots in the Diaspora.

    A pretty formidable position to be in ..Isn’t it?.

    Specially going in to the first Federal Srilanka Tamil Eelaam in the History of Mahavamsa,

    It looks cool with the Yahapalana President who used to be a Mahavamsa supporter, announcing the 11 Page road map for the Mahavamsa inhabitants , where Federal Eelaam in the North will sit nicely side by side with the Rest where every thing and every one will be equal.

    My question is whether the 70 percent of the inhabitants, who are not Vellalals or Hindu Congress or Anglican or the Diaspora or the Elite , or English Speaking and last but not least, who do not have the dosh will be on equal footing with the rest, who are going to be Federals in the North, the East or the Chum Pachayas Megalpois ?.

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      Do you still suffer from castration anxiety?

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      KA Sumanasekera,

      “”who do not have the dosh will be on equal footing with the rest, “”

      unfortunately for them it’s not the ideal- North Korea,Russia, China.
      Minority of Sociopaths and Psychopaths rule. on top of it they are dependent on
      `faith hope and charity of the west.

      there isn’t anything called a free lunch at even london but there is social security for all because catholic charity is part of the ethic.

      Only in the western civilization is there social security.Ask your Japanese agents what is social security if someone becomes decapitated??

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    If the Sinhale govt is a cautious govt, govt will investigate all the Decisions that had gevin by Wigneswaran. If Wigneswaran is this Racist, that should have affected his judgement too as a Judge.

    Siva Pasupathi, was the LTTE – advisor. Now wigneswaran want to activate LTTE agenda.

    There will be one in the future.

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    Sunday Ille….சண்டை இல்லை

    On the road to Mandalay` Rudyard Kipling -(snippets)

    “Come you back, you British Soldier; come you back to Mandalay!”
    Come you back to Mandalay,
    Where the old Flotilla lay;
    Can’t you ‘ear their paddles clunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay?
    On the road to Mandalay,
    Where the flyin’-fishes play,
    An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay!

    An’ wastin’ Christian kisses on an ‘eathen idol’s foot:
    Bloomin’ idol made o’ mud–
    Wot they called the Great Gawd Budd–
    Plucky lot she cared for idols when I kissed ‘er where she stud!
    On the road to Mandalay …

    On the road to Mandalay,
    Where the old Flotilla lay,
    With our sick beneath the awnings when we went to Mandalay!
    O the road to Mandalay,
    Where the flyin’-fishes play,
    An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay!

    ****** ******* *********

    Similar to religion, patriotism is an emotion, as opposed to a rational thought process.
    Studies and surveys have consistently indicated that approximately 90% of persons in any given country have strong patriotic sentiments.
    This percentage is similar to the percentage of people involved in other faith-based activities, such as religion.

    Happily Pagan
    ******************

    It is plain that Kipling was struck by the beauty of the Burmese girls.
    He wrote at the time:
    I love the Burman with the blind favouritism born of first impression.
    When I die I will be a Burman … and I will always walk about with a pretty almond-coloured girl who shall laugh and jest too, as a young maiden ought. She shall not pull a sari over her head when a man looks at her and glare suggestively from behind it, nor shall she tramp behind me when I walk: for these are the customs of India.
    She shall look all the world between the eyes, in honesty and good fellowship, and I will teach her not to defile her pretty mouth with chopped tobacco in a cabbage leaf, but to inhale good cigarettes of Egypt’s best brand.

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    Rajasingham Narendran

    The Tamil race has produced guys like you who are always prepared to say things that would please the Sinhala leaders and Sinhala people. Though uncharitable, I would say you fit the term “boot licker”.

    Your pathetic statement above proves this once again.

    You are laying the blame for what is happening on the actions of CM Wigneswaran. Though he could have done better in administering his Northern Council, he has not done anything that bad to merit the name-calling that is happening in the South now.

    People like you have been harping that people around Wigneswaran are political elements rejected by the people. Yes, some or even most of those who are behind him might have lost at the last Parliamentary election. Tamils at that time believed that Sampanthan and TNA would deliver what they promised. Didn’t Sampanthan openly declare that the Tamil problem would be sorted out by the end of this year and seek their support? Remember that many Tamils believed this Sampanthan’s promise and that was the reason why leaders like Gajendrakumar Ponnamblam were rejected.

    Now the tide has turned against the TNA and Sampanthan. Proof was there at the Rise Tamil rally which attracted thousands of Tamils as was never seen since the defeat of LTTE. Tamils have now started realizing that as in the past these Tamil Arasu Katchi leaders are once again leading the Tamils down the same path where they got cheated by the Sinhala leaders.

    Tell me whether anything that Wigneswaran said was wrong or communal.

    What was the need for the continued presence of the Army and Navy in North East after the end of the war in 2009?

    Why cannot the Sri Lankan Army give up all the occupied private lands?

    What is the urgent need to put up Buddhist statues and Buddhist places of religious worship in places where there are no Buddhist civilians?

    Why are they continuing to illegally settle Sinhalese people in the North East as alleged by many Tamil politicians and people?

    Narendran, what is your problem in Nallai Arthena Kartha participating in the rally? If Galaboda Gnanasara Thera can lead a rally in the predominantly Tamil area like Vavuniya against Wigneswaran, why can’t this Hindu religious leader participate in a rally that was echoing the sentiments of the Tamils. Not just Nallai Arthena Kartha, but Tamil Catholic priests too attended this rally.

    What the hell are you talking about new dimension being added to the Tamil politics. If the Buddhist Bhikkus can be protectors of the Sinhalese why cannot the Hindu priests come forward to echo the views of the Tamils and take up the cause of the Tamils.

    All Ceylon Hindu Congress should be applauded for coming forward with this statement.

    There are Bhikkus to speak for the Sinhalese,and there are Mullahs to speak for the Muslims.

    And Narendran, did you ever condemn their role in speaking for their communities?

    Then why now are you shouting like a dog hit with stone when you see Nallai Atheena Kartha appearing at the Rise Tamil rally and when the All Ceylon Hindu Congress issues a statement in support of Wignesewaran?

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      Naga,

      Narendran has a warped mind.

      Some time ago, he said that many war widows in the north earn money by prostitution, and, that some go to Colombo for two weeks per month, to earn money by prostitution.

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    -After the Year Zero genocide in Cambodia, Saloth Saar (Pol Pot) said “I did not wish this . The Khemar Rouge misinterprited me” –

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