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An Internationally Supervised Referendum Needed To Bring An End To The Suffering Of The Tamil Speaking People

By C.V. Wigneswaran

C.V. Wigneswaran

It was a sad day in the year 2009 that we remember today. As far as we Sri Lankan Tamils of the North and East are concerned we have to face many obstacles even today. On one hand Covid 19 is playing havoc among us. On the other hand we face repression by the State in many ways. Personally, I would be called upon in a day or two to answer criminal charges for saying;

1. that the Tamil language was the language of the earliest inhabitants of this Island 2. that Mahawamsa is not a historical document

3. that the LTTE took up to arms because of repression and discrimination by the Sri Lankan State

4. that over a lakh of people were killed in Mullivaikal at the close of the War and

5. that the Armed Forces have taken over Civil functions and the North is kept under Army Rule, all of which are true but have been made out to be criminal. I am told by these statements I have propagated national and racial hatred that constitutes incitement to violence!

Thus repressive and reprehensible activities we face here in the North and East continuously.

It is amidst them that we remember our dead who passed away at Mullivaikal in May 2009.

The British and the Tamils were tricked by the Sinhalese leaders at the time of Independence. Many promises were given prior to Independence that minorities would not be discriminated against and they would be treated with fraternal feelings.

But within one year of Independence one million Tamils were deprived of their franchise.

We Tamil speaking are the majority in the North and East of Sri Lanka. But our individuality is at stake. There are steps being taken inter alia to grab our traditional home lands to introduce Buddhism forcibly into areas where there are no indigenous Buddhists living, with Military help, to have our Resources plundered, to colonise settlements with Sinhala Colonists who have been brought from elsewhere into Tamil speaking areas and to  have the demography of the area changed and to destroy war memorials.

It was to protect us from such genocidal acts on the part of the successive governments that our youth took up to arms. But due to the geo politics of Big Powers they were routed in 2009 together with over a lakh of innocents in Mullivaikal.

Justice to those, whose dear ones disappeared, eludes them even today. But those who committed, aided and abetted brutal criminal acts against our people are being given important Government positions and diplomatic postings.

Today we witness the sorry spectacle of Memorials erected in remembrance of those who died at the end of the war, 12 years ago, being broken and destroyed. The International Community is unable to do anything about it.

A government in power seems to be able to attack and harm our people in Sri Lanka but the International Community can do nothing about it!

In 2013 the then Conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain Hon’ David Cameron visited us in Jaffna. At that stage he promised us that Justice and Accountability for what happened in Mullivaikal would be ensured. But anything tangible are still to be done. Even now the Conservatives are in power in Great Britain.

When Independence from Britain to Ceylon was given, the Sinhala Leaders of that time deceived the British by saying that they would look after the interests of the minorities for certain. But as soon as Independence was obtained over a million Tamils from the Upcountry were denied their citizenship. Thereafter there had been periodical discriminatory steps taken to undermine the safety and well being of the Tamil speaking in Sri Lanka.

Britain failed to ensure that there would be safety and fair play as far as the minorities in Ceylon were concerned. The mistake made at the time of Independence wherein adequate safeguards against the hegemony of the majority were not ensured by giving a federal constitution to Ceylon, still has its adverse effects on Sri Lanka even today.

But I would say that it is time now for the Conservative Government of Britain to ensure justice and fair play to our people. The mistake made during the term of office of Prime Minister Hon’ Clement Atlee must now be corrected. I make this humble request on behalf of our people.

It is certainly heartening to see that the Democratic Party which worked hard in the UN to bring Resolutions against the Sri Lankan Government is now back in power in the US.

US together with Great Britain must ensure Justice and Accountability for the crimes perpetrated in Mullivaikal in May 2009.

Thus taking Sri Lanka before the International Criminal Court stands a priority for the US and UK and other Countries who value democracy and fair play.

It is high time an International body of Experts on Military Law be asked to inquire into the need for the Military which committed severe human rights violations during the war, to continue to prolong their stay for the past 12 years. The Government has publicly assured that the LTTE is no more. It has assured our Country that there are no semblance of any attempts at violence of any sort in the North and East up to now. If so why should the Armed Forces continue to be in the North and East. It is not enough to say in a Democracy for security reasons without spelling out what those security reasons are. We find the Military holding on to over 60000 acres of State Land and over 3000 acres of private land. We find them getting involved directly or indirectly in cultivation, fishing, trading, expropriation of our resources and so on. We find them helping those who are interested in land grabbing in the North and East coming from elsewhere. We find them aiding and abetting those who are trying to distort history. We find them trying to brainwash our people, especially the youngsters, by working on their poverty and indigent circumstances. Therefore security reasons cannot be the motive for the Military continuing to occupy our traditional homelands for twelve years after the war. We must be told the actual reasons and the reasons  must be  investigated  by  an International Panel of Military Law experts.

I had suggested when I was Chief Minister that if lack of space was the reason not to house the Military in Colombo and its suburbs, the Government could divide its Military into nine parts and establish their one ninth Military in each of the nine Provinces. Why should the Government garrison such a large contingent of the Military in the North and East alone? Does the Government intend placing an occupational Army in the North and East for ever curtailing, controlling, commanding and covering our people by spying on them under the cover of intelligence gathering? Are we not entitled to a free, democratic and un-interfered existence in our traditional homelands?

Surely the Police could now take over security since it is peace time now.

It is important in order to bring an end to the suffering of the Tamil speaking majority in the North and East of Sri Lanka that an internationally supervised Referendum be conducted in the North and East. That is the most democratic step that the International Community could take to ensure peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

This attempt to usher in a Referendum among the majority Tamil speaking people in the North and East must be ensured by not only US and the UK but also Canada, India, Australia, the European Union and many other Countries which value Democracy and Democratic institutions.

An internationally supervised referendum among the people of the North and East would no doubt ensure Democracy, Peace and preserve Human Rights in this region. May I appeal to Congresswoman Deborah K. Ross, Congresswoman Kathy Manning, State Senator Wiley Nickel and State Senator Jeff Jackson, who are all attending this event, to work towards an internationally supervised referendum in the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka to find a permanent solution to the 70 year old Tamil question as well as to fully co-operate in our efforts to bring Sri Lanka before the ICC.

May we all Tamils the World over take an oath on this day, that despite all obstacles, we would in unison work for Justice and Accountability for the Genocide committed at Mullivaikal in 2009? I thank you.

*Address by Justice C.V. Wigneswaran at the event organised by the Tamil Americans United Political Action Committee  on “Tamil Genocide Day” May 18th 2021 – Online via Zoom webinar

*Justice C.V.Wigneswaran – Member of Parliament, Jaffna District

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    The past cannot be changed and include justice for the Muslims that the LTTE forcibly expelled Muslim population from the Northern Province

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      We do not want mischief maker to deliberately create rifts between the island’s Tamil Muslims, especially from the north and east and other Tamils, so that Sinhalese racists and their opportunistic Muslim allies down south can benefit. The LTTE expelled Muslims from the north, for their treachery. However from the time of independence the island’s Muslims who are ethnically Tamils have been betraying the Tamils backstabbing them and harmed them immensely, for petty benefits, all in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin, that they hardly have. Especially in the Tamil east, where they arrived a few centuries ago as refugees, fleeing Portuguese and then Sinhalese persecution. The so called Muslim home guards in the east, who were armed by the Sri Lankan state , killed raped and ethnically cleansed thousands of Hindu Tamils who are the real owners of the east. Their numbers were far higher that the Muslims who were expelled from the north. The northern Muslims have been allowed to return but not the Tamil Hindus who were expelled by these Islamic Home guards in the east. You are very quiet about this

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    In this country, people who speak truth to power are targeted and harassed badly by bringing charges against them under various laws like the obnoxious PTA or even under certain well-meaning provisions of the ICCPR act that are invoked selectively and applied too rigidly. All these things are happening because the criminals have hijacked the administration of justice. Now the pigs (à la Orwell) have taken over!

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      CM,
      have to agree with you.
      But it is too late to cry.

      Look they dont care about the grave situation of people being caught by anxities without medicine against COVID 19. Those 0.9 mio of people that are already injected with first dose though have 50% of immunity, however, they should not be treated with another jab just because of ballige puthas failed to get them the second dose. THat will then be comparable to ” Nurenberg trials”,which hitler led Germany then did.
      .
      This was not overlooked.
      :
      You call pigs.. it is just an insult pigs. These men in power (top leadership today) are real high criminals. Uurujuwa was gunned down few days ago by police orders. That is to the eyes of all civilized – extra judicial killings on broad day light.
      .
      Irony is, the extra judicial killings could not work on RAJAPAKSHES, whose crime records are multiple times greater than all together of all high criminals already in prisons in this country.
      :

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      Captain Morgan,
      “In this country, people who speak truth to power are targeted and harassed badly by bringing charges against them under various laws like the obnoxious PTA…”

      In this country no one is charged under PTA for telling the truth. PTA was introduced to charge Tamils who engaged in terrorism and slaughtered Sinhalayo.

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    A referendum for what he doesn’t say.
    If it is for establishment of a separate Homeland for all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island I fully support.

    Soma

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      soman

      “A referendum for what he doesn’t say.”

      Does it matter?
      Had you noticed his peaches in parliament, interviews to Sinhala Media, and his various writings in English media Wiggy is trying to historically, legally and theoretically define what is EELAM, why Tamil Speaking people are entitled to their own nation, ………………….

      The way things are, he might end up persuading the International Community to explore the possibility of a establishing a separate state eventually recognising it.

      Don’t argue with me.
      Go collect everything he has said since his election victory, read and discuss it among your friends, …….

      It appears not if but when.
      I have started thinking how to stop it from happening, while your Sinhala/Buddhist politicians, Saffron Raging Bulls, Army Dimwits, …… your media are working very hard to relinquish ownership of part of the island.

      What shall we do?
      It appears Hindia is sitting on the fence.
      Modi is not very happy with his Hindian belt therefore he might consider making non-Hindians happy.

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        NV
        Sure, I have been following his agenda from the day he said Prabakaran was a hero.
        The proposal is totally silent on +50% Tamils living OUTSIDE North East.
        Is he aware (or can you inform him if he is not) that with the formation of Ealam in NE Sinhalese do not want a SINGLE Tamil in areas outside Ealam. This includes all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival ( Some Tamils practise Hinduism, some Christianity , others Islam, some are as ancient as the Sinhalese, others arrived during the colonials.)
        That is why I keep on begging the Tamils to choose the option of right to live anywhere.

        Soma

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      Referendum for what is not answered by TGTE, whose plea the senior Justice has now adopted to propagate. TGTE saying that the referendum will include many options & it is not a YES-NO referendum Tamil Eelam. Say that all TGTE’s options are listed, then one for them is current unitary government where Sinhala Chauvinist dominates government will continue to rule Tamils. Until North East can freely vote, IC supervision in elections is nothing. TGTE has no idea that almost all elections in Lankawe is these days supervised by international monitoring agents. They always certify the elections as fair. So far, no international committee has found fault enough in the elections conducted in Lankawe to reject them. Even in the North, in last election, Sumanthiran’s gang oppressed Mrs. Raviraj and stole the election. That was agreeable for EU agents supervised the election. Soon Sampanthar Aiya will be quitting soon and Sumanthiran will take over. Many Tamils’ enemy wolves are praying this to happen sooner than latter. The wolves’ fault Sumanthiran on all but praise on election victory. Bottom line is : “Tamils’ opinion must be obtained for a separate country or only the privilege of self-determination only under Interim North East government, not under any other circumstances. Period.”

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        The important question is not what is going to be in the referendum, “but why a referendum” is! Until TGTE or the Justice CV answer to that question in a way UN or other international organizations can accept, it is only a political campaign but nothing serious. Though no government has named that they reject TGTE, TGTE has not done anything to make international government accept it. So, instead of it pressing the International government directly to go for one “Genocide / War Crime inquiry”, it seems like it is trying cunning short cuts to boost is popularity. Though many time TGTE claimed that even Catalonia has had its referendum, Catalonia referendum is not acceptable to International governments. By that referendum Catalonia politicians forced to run out the country. Those same Catalonia politicians said in TGTE’s meeting, to TGTE leaders that their type of referendum is not suitable for Eelam Tamils. Same time, the problem with asking for referendum is it “Putting the Cart Before the Horse” thus disturbing war crime investigation. International governments can call for a referendum only if TGTE or Justice CV have answered the question “Why a Referendum” by a proper methodology. They will not be able to accept Chief Justice’s or TGTE’s affidavit of long list of complaint against Appe Aanduwa.

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        TGTE & Justice CV need to know, at least now, IC governments has much longer list of complaint against Tamils from Appe Aanduwa. Proving Genocide/War Crime is the only way to make them to accept the Tamils complaints. If TGTE is not wedging the INGO who are fighting along Tamils for their justice, the job of proving the Genocide/War crime is ABC, in an International court. Even Appe Aanduwa feel so and it is against any international organization who is participating with Tamils. America, Britain, EU & Canada’s governments know the people directly addressing to them and their agents try to keep in contact with the people. Tamil politicians should respect this process of people communicating with the IC governments and should not try to use the people to push through their political agenda. This will make them to abandon the people too. Yet that is not a big deal because they are experts in international matters, and they have knowledge of who are people suffering and what their needs are. Instead TGTE playing politics, they must make their organization a real democratic organization, not another Appe Aanduwa. Sad part of diaspora is that TGTE is the only organization has set up and constitution to elect members democratically. TGTE must implement their constitution honestly and sincerely.

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        TGTE must upgrade them and make IC to accept them as the diaspora’s authentic elected organization. They should not imitate a government in exile and mess up in Thayaga politics. That is the job for Sampanthar Ayya, Justice CV & Ponnampalam. They three should work together on all Tamils political solution. We know how difficult to work together. The self interest groups cannot be 100% pushed out of their political organizations. So, getting along with other parties is not that easy as saying it. But the object of the Tamil political parties must be is to keep their organizations as clean as possible and take unified solution on Tamils’ political solution matters. That does not mean that they should abandon their individual political philosophies all together. If Justice CV cannot make TNA, the main representative of North East, to call for Referendum, then his call for referendum is assumed as not coming from Tamils. So, he needs to take these decisions with other two elected Tamils representative parties. If he makes his decisions alone in that of important matters and declare it, then unifying for decisions will be a nightmare. Genocide/ War crime is first. No political cunning techniques to miniscule it, please!

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      Soma,
      .
      Almost everyone of the nation would get ready to through asuchi on Rajapakshes in the days to come. Reminded me Lenin Rathnayaka s face off in that rape case.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDvHKL34Fwk

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      Are you so stupid not to understand that governance is based on geographic area and no race or religion?

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      soma,

      Wiggy says it is time for Britain (who created this mess) along with US and the International Organizations such as UN and other states/countries (where Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora lives) to call for a referendum for the North & East Tamils of Sri Lanka. Not sure if he is talking about United Nations intervention and referendum similar to ‘Kosovo’, ‘South Sudan’, ‘East Timor’ and ‘Montenegro’.

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        Soma
        Good. What do they say about +50% of Tamils who live OUTSIDE North East? Are they aware that once the Ealam is created Sinhalese do not want a SINGLE Tamil in areas outside Ealam?
        Are those Tamils aware that they have to relocate to Ealam?

        Soma

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    Justice C.V.Wigneswaran says,

    “We Tamil speaking are the majority in the North and East of Sri Lanka”

    . Does this means that just being majority you have special rights?.

    This is majoritarian democracy which all democrats condemn unreservedly.

    Even minorities have equal rights.

    Majority, minority is issue based, not race based

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    Now after 70 years of suppression, subjugation, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and now under military occupation, to change the demography with colonisation, Sinhalanization and to spread Buddhism, there is only ONE OPTION for the Tamils – An Independent Separate State of Tamil Eelam for our Homeland, from this failed nation of Sinhala majoritarian chauvinistic regime.

    Only Tamil Eelam will provide us to live in peace with security and dignity, to protect our land, our culture, our heritage, our language, our religions, our environment, to develop and prosper as People in our Tamil Homeland, and for regional safety and security.

    People’s choice via a Referendum will decide the future destiny of the Tamils in the island, for a peaceful permanent political solution, and all stakeholders will have to accept it.

    The thirst of the Tamils is Tamil Eelam.

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      How do you go about it? What chance in hell would you have, Manicka Vasagar?

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      MV
      “The thirst of the Tamils is Tamil Eelam.”
      I would have thought that it was the thirst of the dead and gone Tigers!

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        “I would have thought it was the thirst of the dead and gone tiger”
        What a revolutionary finding of the 21st century sleepless Lion’s Archimedes’?
        Your thirst is ………….

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          The Vaddukoddai Resolution was adopted on 14 May 1976 in Pannakam near Vaddukoddai, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It called for the creation of an independent Tamil Eelam by the Tamil United Liberation Front under the leadership of S. J. V. Chelvanayakam.

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          A
          Can you get me a glass of clean cool (not iced) water please.

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            We need to import from China.

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      “Now after 70 years of suppression, subjugation, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and now under military occupation, to change the demography with colonisation, Sinhalanization and to spread Buddhism”

      That is what you Tamils did when you had your Eelam for 15 years. Chased the Muslims and Sinhalese out, thereby changing the demography. Full occupation by LTTE, children were forcibly recruited. Spread Tiger propaganda and rubbish homeland theories. Anyone who dissented was hung from a lamppost. Meanwhile, in democratic Southern Sri Lanka, TNA separatists were allowed to bark in the Parliament.

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        The Tamil leaders of Sri Lanka will wipe out entire Tamils of Sri Lanka same as LTTE leader did for ex-Tamil Politicians and democratically elected MPS also. Google and see how many Sri Lanka Tamil leaders massacred by LTTE. The majority of Sinhalese Aryans(75.9%) no need to worry at all. The whole world knows Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese Aryans. TNA survived with the help of Sinhalese soldiers, given and still giving guard to all the TNA MPS and other Tamil leaders. We all know how LTTE killed Alfred Duraiappa, Amirthalingam, NeelamTiruchellam, Gopalswamy Mahendran, Uma Maheswaran, S. Nadarajah, Sarojini Yogeswaran, M. Canagarathnam etc.

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        “spread Buddhism”

        You mean to say the North/East too is going to be Fu d in the near future like the rest of the Sinhala bauda rata.

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      Manicka Vasagar
      .
      “Now after 70 years of suppression, subjugation, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and now under military occupation, to change the demography with colonisation, Sinhalanization and to spread Buddhism, there is only ONE OPTION for the Tamils – An Independent Separate State of Tamil Eelam for our Homeland, from this failed nation of Sinhala majoritarian chauvinistic regime.”
      .
      Try to convince the Tamils (Tamil speaking people).

      Soma

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        Manicka Vasagar
        +51% of Tamils consider Sinhala Buddhist society is superior to any Tamil only enclave:
        1)
        Despite intense, unrelenting propaganda of discrimination, violence, loot, rape, murder or even genocide not a SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY who lived among the Sinhalese in the South during or after the war has relocated the residence to Jaffna.
        2)
        Tamil politicos who promoted LTTE as the sole representative of Tamils carried out their political activities while living within the enemy.
        3)
        When arrangements were made for the Tamils in the upcountry to relocate themselves to India so that they can live as equal citizens among their own kith and kin in an environment of their own language, religion and culture they protested and demanded to continue that pathetic life in Sri Lanka. To this day they are happy here than going back to super power India.

        Soma

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      Manicka Vasagar,
      “The thirst of the Tamils is Tamil Eelam.”
      —-
      The thirst of Vellala Tamils is Tamil Eelam but not the thirst of non-Vellala Tamils (Dalits) in Yapanaya and Tamils who live in rest of the country. What percentage are these separatists out of the total Tamil population in Sinhale?

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    “When Independence from Britain to Ceylon was given, the Sinhala Leaders of that time deceived the British by saying that they would look after the interests of the minorities for certain.”
    —-
    On the condition that they behave properly.

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      Mahindapala, can you explain the following Sinhala behaviour:
      1. Inability to stop P2P march, after several attempts.
      2 Agreeing to rebuild Memorial in Jaffna university.
      3 Inability to stop remembrance of dead fighters.
      4 Army denying breaking of Mullivaikal memorial.

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        There you go, you tamils have won something

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          Ravi Perera, Prabaharan played the game all wrong despite being advised by Tamil civil society about correct way, while Sinhalese played the game correctly and won, by pretending to go along with the world and not doing so. Now Sinhalese are playing the game wrongly, and if Tamils play it properly, they will win. First of all, Tamils forge unity among themselves by getting rid of self seeking trouble makers like Sumanthiran and Gajendrakumar. Secondly youths must take the lead, not trusting the politicians who are continuing to hood wink Tamils. Youths must chart their progress by listening to Tamil civil society who had always been correct, giving guidance without any selfish agendas. Start a new organisation with new flag Tri-colour which should be secular (Purple for Christians, Orange for Hindus and Buddhists and Green for Muslims) with dharma chakra in the center, which cannot be objected to by Sinhala nationalists. Also a national anthem probably one of Barathiyar’s freedom songs. This will bring victory for sure.

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            Gnana,

            The whole international community accepts that historically Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese. (I have interacted extensively with the embassies in Colombo to confirm this)But they also are of the view that Tamils in Sri Lanka have lived for a long time and should be given some sort of devolution. Now no body is telling us to give federalism and they all think the clamour for North East merger is not reasonable.
            So as long as the Tamils keep harping on federaism and North east merger, we will be safe.

            When the apartheid was on in South Africa the whole world came to the rescue of the blacks. Now the blacks are subjecting the whites to untold sufferings (Farmers). The world is not showing the same sort of concern for the whites.
            The whole world unanimously agrees the land historically belongs to Blacks.
            Sri Lankan situation is looked at similarly when it comes to Sinhalese vs Tamils.
            The world will punish the sinhala governments for all the undemocratic things they are doing to their own population and they certainly will not take land from us and give it to you demalu (Certainly not a large chunk like North East)

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              Ravi Perera, can you show a single document where the whole international community has accepted that historically Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese. In contrast there are documents which state that northern and eastern provinces are areas of historical habitation of Tamil speaking people.
              1. Indo-Sri Lanka accord of 1897
              2. Oslo accord of 2002.
              Both these have international acceptance, from which Sinhalese cannot escape.
              Recent archaeological findings shows that people who inhabited the island in pre-historic times are Veddhas (for over 70,000 years in eastern, central and south eastern parts) and Dravidians with similar language and civilization to those in Tamil Nadu (for over 20,000 years in north eastern, northern, western and south western parts). Genetic finding shows that both Sinhalese and Tamils are mixture of Dravidians, Bengalis and Veddhas with varying proportion. This demonstrates that Sinhalese are as foreigners as Tamils and Tamils are as indigenous as Sinhalese.
              It is due to these facts that international community has asked Sinhalese to share power and land with Tamils in just and effective manner.

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                All who declare ownership of this island for millennia, based on claims of some mythological fiction, are blabbering nonsense. The island Lanka may have been a peninsular extension of the South Indian land mass around a few thousand years ago. Since humanity did not originate in this region, all ethnic groups would be immigrants. It was found that the Vedda Eththo had a certain percentage of admixture with the pre-historic mankind in Sri Lanka whereas the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims had ZERO admixture proving that Only Vedda Eththo had been here much earlier than all others (immigrants). All other claims are based on some mythological fiction and wrong interpretations.

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              RAVI PERERA

              Sinhala speaking Demela,

              “(I have interacted extensively with the embassies in Colombo to confirm this)”

              I am not surprised that you too are carrying your family begging bowl, knocking every door, ……………….

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                Veddo,

                Are you still cleaning kitchens in Toronto?

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              “I have interacted extensively with the embassies in Colombo to confirm this”
              He is talking about Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Myanmar embassies…LOL!

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    “May we all Tamils the World over take an oath on this day,”

    There are 74 million Tamils in the world, yet only a maximum of 3 million SL Tamils actively supported the fake freedom fight. Despite 30 odds of civil war, most SL Tamils chose to live in Sinhala-majority areas. Since the issue was raised elsewhere on CT, there is no comparison to the Jews or Palestinians, as the Jews are much better organized. All Jews support the existence of the State of Israel, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with Israeli government’s policies. The IC will not come to the rescue of Tamils, as they did for the Jews. Jews began buying land and settling in Palestine (large numbers) during the time of the Ottomans. They then used terrorism (Lavon Affair, King David Hotel bombing, etc.) against the British to force them into the Balfour Declaration. Although Tamils used similar means, they were crushed very quickly by Rajapakse, with no possibility of reviving the fake freedom fight, other than through Internet propaganda.

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      Lester

      “May we all Tamils the World over take an oath on this day”

      He is appealing to you too, the South Indian descendant of Kallathonie Sinhala/Buddhist converts.

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        Tiger Vedda,

        “He is appealing to you too, the South Indian descendant of Kallathonie Sinhala/Buddhist converts.”

        Sorry man, Wiggy is obviously not a pure Dravidian going by the complexion, neither am I. I know you are frustrated because Dravidian ladies cannot win the beauty contest due to Aryan cheating. I hear that plastic surgery is good these days, fair and lovely thala thel version. GL.

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      Wiggy wants all the Tamils around the world to appeal to the international community.

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    All sufferings are due to their leaders who are a minority, while enjoying luxurious lives living among other communities, exploit the suffering of the majority for their (leaders) own benefit.

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    When talking about Genocide, we have to talk about the racial attack of 1983 which again was organized by the then Government, and not Mullaivaikal, although the Mullaivaikal attack by the Govt forces also resulted in civilian killings. I do not deny that Mullaivaikal deaths need not be addressed it should, but its not a Genocide. However, attacking innocent civilians in their homes all over Sri Lanka which was not a battle field is true Genocide.

    There is no need for a referendum. What is needed is an independent high powered Truth and Reconciliation Commission with powers to propose changes to the Constitution and also should have international observers. We are all Sri Lankans and we have to settle our differences among us, let the foreign observers confirm that we have been fair.

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    It is very very sad that the GoSL does not allow the Tamils to grieve over the massacre of innocent civilians and over the killing of war surrenderers. The west does not care at all about the Tamils plight. Will they get relief through the 20th Constitution is a million Dollar question. Can C.V.W. produce a draft of it as soon as possible. We can put that to a national referendum supprvised by the International community. India is NOT playing its Super Power role in the Indian Ocean where Chinese have already INFILTRATED.

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    Nothing will happen. If a referundam is to take place, it should be for an Indepedent Territory within the Union of India. LTTE had missed a number of golden opportunities. We had to bear in mind that there is a SAARC which is mainly for India’s interests. SAARC is quite different from European Union. European Union has a Parliament, but not SAARC. Time and again I wish to remind that Sri Lanka will be divided into two Independent Territories and annex to the Union of India. Moreover, Pakistan will be split into three Regions. It is a mater of time. No sooner Pakistan-controlled Kashmir is annexed, one can guess what will happen to Bangladesh and Myanmar. Western democratic countries will support India on this subject. Human rights abuses in these countries are of much concern. Indian constitution will guarantee hum rights to all these countries.

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      “If a referundam is to take place, it should be for an Indepedent Territory within the Union of India.”
      Like for Kashmir may I say?

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        Like Pondicherry.

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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM
      .
      Any possibility of Tamil Nadu breaking away from India?
      When will the inferiority complex of Dravidian people will end?

      Soma

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        Soma,

        Not Dravidian, it is the Tamil inferiority complex

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          RAVI PERERA

          “Not Dravidian, it is the Tamil inferiority complex”

          You are eight, we can see it from your typing. Is that why you distant yourself from your distant cousins in Tamil Nadu while keeping a close relationship with Hindians in Colombo?

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        Dravidian parties are a curse for Tamil Nadu. I am only telling the fact.

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          Who is a blessing?
          Fascist Modi?

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          AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM
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          Tamils and Dravidian are the same I thought.
          Could you enlighten us a bit?

          Soma

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            Tamils have been fooled by EVR Periyar and DMK stalwarts like CN Annadurai and M.Karunanithy. Periyar is from Karnataka where he couldn’t thrive and started the so-called Sravidian concept. CN Annadurai is a mixture of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu who followed EVR Periyar. M.Karunanithy is from Andhra Pradesh (now known as Telungu) who also followed Dravidian concept. The Dravidian concept was rejected by Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh including the Telungu region. Even in Sangam literature Dravidian concept was never mentioned or never given due importance. These Dravidian leaders mesmerized the Tamils with their emotional speeches and monopolized the Film Industry. Eventually plundered the wealth of Tamil Nadu. When Stalin won the election a village in Andhra Pradesh celebrated his victory because they were his relatives.

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              Annathurai, Karunanidhi and Stalin belonged to the Telugu state. Annathurai, Karunanidhi and Stalin including EVR Periyar, ignore what they preach and impose their views? They have lived by exploiting Tamil Nadu with the illusion of ‘Tamil Nadu will entertain anyone who made Tamil Nadu their home’. Stalin also used the word Dravidam when taking the oath of allegiance. Karunanidhi’s ancestors are still celebrating Stalin’s inauguration in Andhra Pradesh by erecting banners and poles in the village of Cheruvu Gompalayam near Ongole in Prakasam district. Commenting on this, Venkateswarulu from Cheruvu Gompalayam village said: At a time when Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu were all together, many kings ruled the region. Ancestors of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Karunanidhi, whose grandfather was a native Telugu speaker, worked with scholars in the court of the Vijayanagara kings during this period. From there their ancestors worked for the king of Venkatagiri as Nataswara scholars in the kingdom of Bellur near Ongole. At that time, a total of 150 acres of land was given to their descendants as a grant of 30 acres each to 5 families on behalf of the Pelluru principality. One of the families was Karunanidhi’s ancestral family in which they farmed. During the drought, they sold their lands and moved to Thanjavur in extreme poverty.

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                AR
                If not for Periyar, Tamil thinking will still stagnate in the stone age.
                He did so much to rationalize thinking, call for liberation of women and expose the hypocrisy of the Congress that upheld caste.
                He is celebrated on par with Ambedkar by Dalits.
                If not for him, Tamils will still cling on to their primitive caste-based surnames (such as Mudaliyar, Pillai, Chettiyaar, Gownder, Nadar etc.) like people in other states.
                *
                Read SV Rajadurai and S. Geetha’s biography of Periyar before insulting the greatest liberator of the Tamil mind.

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                AR
                It seems that, with the sole exception of Kamaraj, affairs of Tamilnadu has been dominated by non-Tamils: MG Ramachandran, Karunanidhi (and according to you Annandurai as well), Jayalalitha and Rajagopalachari.
                It was the non-Tamil Karunanidhi who worked to make Tamil a classical language of India on par with Sanskrit.
                *
                Are you sure that you have “pure Tamil ancestry” before you try to deny it to others?

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                  Yes. BJP & Congress leaders in Tamil Nadu are with pure Tamil ancestry. Though Jayalalitha is from Karnataka, she had connection with Trichy. It is Film Industry through which these non-Tamils dominated he Tamil Nadu with money-power. Actually Sanskrit had helped Tamil and Tamil had help Sanskrit. Annadurai & Karunanithi with EVR Periyar created an impression that Sanskrit was foreign to Tamil Nadu. The great sage who hailed from Tamil Nadu was well versed both in Sanskrit and Tamil. In Korea, Koreans use some Tamil words since immemmorial time. Likewise in South-East Asian countries both Sanskrit & Tamil are in use today. The words Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, etc, have Sanskrit roots. Likewise in Indonesia and Malaysia there are also some Tamil words in use.

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                Periyar was a Kannada Naicker. Just like Vaiko is a Tamil Naicker. However Annathurai , Karunanithi are Tamils. Karunanithi belonged to the Oothuvar or Isai Vellalar community . They are traditionally temple musicians and a Tamil caste. Jayalalitha and Rajagopal Chakravarthi were also Tamils . Both belonged to the Tamil Brahmin Vaishnavie Iyengar community. To Iyengars, especially the ones belonging to the Thengalai sect. Tamil is a sacred language. Some Iyers and Iyengars now speak Malayalam, Telugu or Kannada as their mother tongue, due to centuries of domicile in these regions but they are basically Tamil Brahmin castes. Mischief makers started to spread these rumours that Jayalalitha was a Kannadiga , just because she was born in Bangalore and many Iyengars are native to Southern Karnataka Hebbar region. They moved to this region during the 12th century, to escape persecution and now speak a peucliar Tamil dialect called Hebbar Tamil. She belongs to a Tamil Iyengar Brahmin family from Sri Rangam in Truchchi , Her actual name is Komalavalli. Similarly other mischief makers started to spread the rumour that Karunanithi was not actually a Tamil but of Telugu heritage. This is also a blatant lie. MGR is a Malayalee Menon. However he was more Tamil than most Tamils and did a lot for the people of Tamil Nadu. The people of Tamil Nadu are generally not racist or insecure and will elect leaders who are not ethnically Tamil, as long as they serve the people . They are more broad minded, unlike many other regions in India, who tend to be very racist and chauvinistic.

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                  Similarly other mischief makers started to spread the rumour that Karunanithi was not actually a Tamil but of Telugu heritage. This is also a blatant lie. MGR is a Malayalee Menon. However he was more Tamil than most Tamils and did a lot for the people of Tamil Nadu. The people of Tamil Nadu are generally not racist or insecure and will elect leaders who are not ethnically Tamil, as long as they serve the people . They are more broad minded, unlike many other regions in India, who tend to be very racist and chauvinistic.

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            Even now the family of their ancestor lives here. In 1960, Karunanidhi came to Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. Karunanidhi chaired a meeting of the Detective Novelists’ Association. Novelist Jalandhar Balakrishna says that at that time he heard about his hometown Cheruvu Gompalaiyam, his descendants and the people who now live in it, and his mother tongue was Telugu. Stalin, a native of Telugu and Andhra Pradesh, is proud to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Karunanidhi’s family is also part of our village history. It is an honor and a great pleasure for all of us to have one of them rule Tamil Nadu as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Soon we will come to Tamil Nadu and meet Stalin. Thus said Venka Daswarulu. Stalin’s assumption of the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was celebrated by the villagers of Cheruvu Kommapalayam near Ongole in Andhra Pradesh with a banner and a slogan in Telugu.

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              Isai Vellalar caste was introduced in 1960s when government decided to stop devdhasi system in TN.most of the music and art people of Tamil Nadu added to this newly created community .Devadhasi Community people were very respected people and they were responsible for temple and social art forms and music when Tamil kings were ruling Tamil Nadu. This community is great source of the music and arts in southern India. In 1960s when they introduced Isai Vellalar community all those people who were belong to different sub castes of Thevaradiyar are added to Isai Vellalar. Karunanithi have added their caste also in to it later but he wants to identify himself as Tamilian. He has done lot of reforms for the state. He is a Tamilian though his ancestors origin may differ.
              There is big misconception that all Isai Vellalar are Telugu people which is not true. Tamil communities like Nattuvanar Melakkarar Agamudayar and lot more are identified as Isai Vellalar these days Great musicians and classical dancers like MS Subbulakshmi Ammal Balasaraswathi Ammal T R Raja Kumari are belongs to these castes. Other famous Isai Vellalars are Arunagrinadar swamy, Silapathigaram’s Madhavi, Famous Tamil actor Siva Karthikeyan director Shanker and many.

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                if people have started tracing everyone’s roots we will end up saying most of us are migrants, when people are settled down and living here for ages it’s not fair to discriminate them by their roots. Mostly when someone become successful in society then they start doing this to take credit.
                There is big misconception that all Isai Vellalar are Telugu people which is not true. Tamil communities like Nattuvanar Melakkarar Agamudayar and lot more are identified as Isai Vellalar these days Great musicians and classical dancers like MS Subbulakshmi Ammal Balasaraswathi Ammal T R Raja Kumari are belongs to these castes. Other famous Isai Vellalars are Arunagrinadar swamy, Silapathigaram’s Madhavi, Famous Tamil actor Siva Karthikeyan director Shanker and many.
                if people have started tracing everyone’s roots we will end up saying most of us are migrants, when people are settled down and living here for ages it’s not fair to discriminate them by their roots. Mostly when someone become successful in society then they start doing this to take credit.

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                  A minority of the Isai Vellalar have a very distant Telugu origin as they were imported from the northern Telugu lands when the Brideshwar temple was built in Thanjavur during time of Raja Raja Cholan a thousand years ago and later during the Vijayanagar period, centuries ago . However this was a very long time ago and the vast majority of the Isai Vellalar have a pure Tamil origin. Even if some of Karunanithi’s ancestors are these Telugu Melakarar who migrated to the Tamil country a thousand to centuries ago , to consider him as a Telugu is absurd, as he was born in the core Tamil country and spoke nothing else but very beautiful pure high Tamil and worked hard most of his life for the upliftment of Tamil. Telugus and Tamils are basically the same people, and are very close to each other in a lot of ways . other than the language which is also similar in a lot of ways once you get to know it. They are basically the same people. Until the British arrived, large parts of coastal southern Andhra , including the Tirupathi area was all predominantly Tamil inhabited. With the growth of Chennai or then Madras, millions of Telugus started to migrate to these once Tamil majority areas, north of Chennai for opportunities and gradually became the majority there.

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          AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM

          “Dravidian parties are a curse for Tamil Nadu. I am only telling the fact.”

          When did you become member of Seeman/Hindutva fan club?

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            Native Vedda,
            Seeman’s real name is Simon. Another joker.

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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM ,
      Do not wake up. Keep on enjoying the sweet dream.
      By the time you wake up you will find India has been balkanized.
      —-

      “Time and again I wish to remind that Sri Lanka will be divided into two Independent Territories and annex to the Union of India.”

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        I think it is better to clarify matters with the BJP MLA Madam Vanathy who speaks sense. She is a lawyer and had won the election recently. She has a strong voice than the DMK & the AIDMK. She has defeated another joker Kamala Hassan.

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    Manicka Vasagar
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    “Now after 70 years of suppression, subjugation, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and now under military occupation, to change the demography with colonisation, Sinhalanization and to spread Buddhism, there is only ONE OPTION for the Tamils – An Independent Separate State of Tamil Eelam for our Homeland, from this failed nation of Sinhala majoritarian chauvinistic regime.”
    .
    Try to convince the Tamils (Tamil speaking people).

    Soma

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    This is Wigneswaran’s second career.

    Until he retired at 67 as a judge, an obsessively religious man with a mediocre mind , he served the Sri Lankan government , enjoyed all the perks that the government provided. He benefitted from the free education and health the government provided. He travelled overseas as judge, enjoyed all the privileges including cars, drivers, bungalows and bodyguards ( to guard him from the Tamil Tigers !).

    Now in his old age the man wants to push the young and uneducated youth of Jaffna to bloodshed.

    The Tamil Tiger State ( not in Bengal where Tigers roam !) will have Kamala Harris as a sponsor. She can get the new State strong backing from Israel which is her favourite country.

    The new state will have Wigneswaran as head of state, Rajaratnam ( now in a jail in California) as finance minister, Mahendran as Governor Reserve bank and Pottu Amma( or some one of that kind) as Police Commissioner.

    Will the new State be secular ? Will it be socialist or capitalist? Will it be honest or devious ? Will it be tolerant of minorities like Muslims or the untouchables ?

    And will all the Tamils now living in developed countries return to their homeland, including Wigneswaran’s children ?

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      CT
      Much of the personal abuse is uncalled for.

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      The fact is that there are number of serious problems which are affected all Sri Lankan people or citizens whether it is Sinhala or Tamil or Muslim or other in this land since 1948. Sri Lanka is now unable to move forward without selling our resources to outsiders. Over the seven decades, almost more than half period there was armed conflict which resulted over 100, 000 Sinhalese youths (JVP Insurgency, LTTE, PLOTE, EPRLF, TELO …..Insurgency, Government Military Insurgency were murdered in war/Insurgency and another 100000 civilians were murdered and thousands of businesses, properties, vehicles, were destroyed. Corruption is unstoppable from top to bottom, No rule of law, No justice system in this country.
      Who do you want to blame? Are you going to blame the people or are you going to blame who govern this land?
      Wigneswaran only highlighted one of the long running problem and the failure of those who govern this nation? Blaming Wigneswaran or blaming LTTE is not the solution. You can have the pleasure of having sex by put the blame on Wigneswaran and LTTE but they are not the problem. Those who govern this country need to find the solution for the problems of the people.

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        Ajith,
        People in this country faced a problem created by Tamils in Yapanaya who wanted to establish a separate State for the descendants of Dravida coolies brought by Portuguese and went on killing Sinhalayo to grab a part of Sinhale, which is the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo to achieve their objective. The Government found the solution to the problem by eliminating those trouble makers. Now all the people are happy.
        —-
        “Those who govern this country need to find the solution for the problems of the people.”

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    The real reason behind the Tamil racist seperatism is they especially the Tamil leaders have this really dumb idea that Tamils were somehow are the earliest inhabitants of Sri Lanka or there was a separate Tamil country. . Just don’t ask them to show evidence because there is none. Can Wigneswaran tell how many Tamil inscriptions are there in Sri Lanka ? Adam and Eve could be Tamils too if you want to believe Wigneswaran’s jokes. That’s why LTTE and other Tamil terror gangs needed to be destroyed at all costs. All the stories they keep telling us about injustices and discrimination faced by Tamils are bunch bullsh*t. Those stories were invented to cover up their true intentions. Only a fool will believe them If they thought Sinhalayo would sit back and hand over them a piece of land without giving a proper fight they were delusional. Since prabakaran is gone only hope now grandpa Wigneswaran and the rest can hold onto is a foreign invasion headed by England or India. Until then they can enjoy writing lies to Colombo turdgraph on a daily basis But the Tamil homeland myth is all but over.

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      Andare

      What evidence do the Sinhalayo have other than becoming a majority by mixing with everything/everyone that landed in the Sri Lankan shores? (There is enough of evidence to prove that the Sinhalese became a majority only after assimilating with the South Indians who were brought by the Portuguese and the Dutch).
      Please tell us where (in which chapter) does the Mahavamsa (or any Bhrami Prakrit cave/stone inscriptions) talk about a Sinhala country or a Sinhala kingdom or a Sinhala king or a Sinhala civilization or a Sinhala nation? The early foreign traders (before the 12th century) from Arabia, Persia, Rome, China and so on called Sri Lanka by many different names but NOT ‘Sinhale’ and NONE of them mentioned about the existence of a Sinhala Kingdom/King or a Sinhala nation. Show us evidence if you have any instead of assuming.

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    Voice of the people, particularly those of the North, is not necessarily synonymous with the voice of Wiggy. Come on! Show by example! Dispose your plush houses in Colombo 7 and live permanently in the Northern Province. In fact, there is a good example of an eminent person who is eligible to live in “any part of the world” living in the peninsula. Wiggy calls for a referendum. Fine! What is the question that must be put to those who vote in the referendum? He has conveniently omitted that. No question to answer “Yes” or “No” designated through symbols such as the “Lamp” and the “Pot” and he expects miracles out of it to ensure peace and reconciliation. What an abracadabra to turn out something out of nothing? I am saddened to see a person of the standing of Wiggy appearing as a humbug, consistent with those of his tribe in the middle of waters of Diyawanna, all of them being experts in shedding crocodile tears.

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    Ranil handed over almost one third of the country to Tamils on a platter assuming that it will ensure peace to both Sinhala and Tamil communities. But Tamils messed up the whole thing. There was no democracy, no peace, no respect for human rights in North and East. Because Tamils failed to ensure democracy, peace and preserve human rights, Sinhalayo kicked out Tamil leaders and restored democracy, peace and respect for human rights in the North and East. Now Vigi is talking about a referendum to ensure Democracy, Peace and preserve Human Rights in North and East. What a Joke!
    —-
    “An internationally supervised referendum among the people of the North and East would no doubt ensure Democracy, Peace and preserve Human Rights in this region.”

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    Wiggy,
    The Mad hatter of Sri Lanka.
    What bloody referndems at a time like this?

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