26 May, 2019

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Apith “Sinha Le”

By Nishthar Idroos

Nishthar Idroos

Nishthar Idroos

As a student of Marketing I have been pretty impressed at cost-effective Marketing solutions afforded by social media to burgeoning entrepreneurs, social reformers, political opportunists and those alike. For good or for worse online platforms have had the ability to trigger tremendous reach within short periods of time. Social media doubtless playing the role of a catalyst in revolutionizing the information age. How could a theme as “esoteric” as “Sinha le” reach vast audiences across nations and continents sans Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube?

When you are settled in a distant land it’s very rare you get intimate, detailed updates of happenings in Sri Lanka. Uncle Mohideen came on Skype from the blues. Last I met the elderly gentleman couple of decades ago as a teenager, he was a close friend of the family. It was a very emotional re-union. We discussed many things as you would imagine. It included his grand-daughter’s wedding to the absolute madness in Sri Lanka’s accident prone roads. Without prior warning Uncle Mohideen brought my attention to a supposed nationwide blood donation gathering momentum in Sri Lanka.

Sinha LeThe elderly septuagenarian went into minute detail. He said the campaign was supported by extensive propaganda. Uncle Mohideen by the way did not speak or read any Sinhala. He was referring to the plethora of three wheelers and other vehicles carrying the now famous “Sinha Le” sticker. He told me even Simon Ayya a three wheel owner in the neighborhood whose services the family sought daily to accomplish routine errands and chores had a sticker prominently displayed on his vehicle. Of late the affable Simon Ayya much to Uncle Mohideen’s chagrin had got a trifle indifferent.

I had to clarify matters to Uncle Mohideen. I told him it was not a blood donation. “Then what” he interjected. I told him it’s complicated and cannot to summed up in a couple of sentences. In short I told him, those involved did not know what they were doing. I told, it was remote control politicking – the unorthodox kind. Had nothing whatsoever to do with any blood or its donation. Uncle Mohideen was understandably perplexed “Why would you say that son” he interjected for the second time.

I clarified the matter further. I told these were ignorant and desperate strategies of a defeated, discredited, depraved, depleted and despondent group indefatigably employed to grab political power whenever an opportunity affords. They for sure will leave no stone unturned to ensure rift, division, confusion and pandemonium.

The buffoonery of Sinha le can only resonate with racists and those with similar predispositions. These are tactics of those who have lost every conceivable moral modus to realign and reintegrate with the people. Pride in unjustified and vacuous exceptionalism is downright ignorance. It only brings out the wrath in people. A course of action that’s assured of an expeditious political decline and oblivion. No amount of inscribed verbiage on their epitaphs will be able to obliterate the scoundrel they actually were.

True nationalism is sincerely addressing matters that actually matter to people. Issues that are directly connected to their wellbeing of people and sustainability of their aspirations. The male lion is indeed a lazy creature and it’s the lionesses that does everything.

I could see from a vantage point thousands of miles away and have a better grasp than those living closer. This mischievous campaign though well organized and funded are led by desperate people. Most prominently the yeoman services provided by a young MP strategically donning the expedient national attire. A darling of the segment he represents. The guy’s wardrobe strictly binary, either black or white. Don’t ask me the appalling levels he stoops to exhibit egregious demagoguery.

If ever someone ever needed blood it was these guys, their cohorts and their extremist sponsors. They surely have more than one reason to flush toxicity from their systems and reload with fresh ones. The ‘Sinha le’ campaign initially launched as a sticker campaign gathered momentum in social media platforms and had become virtually ubiquitous. Its chief architects doubtless trouble makers supportive of extremists’ elements like the Bodu Bala Sena and their financiers.

During the height of the raucous days of BBS militancy, when different shades of orange festooned city landscapes and rendered untold havoc. When Mahinda Rajapakse was at the helm pontificating chintanaya with aplomb. One issue that grabbed my attention and deeply etched my psyche was a bold proposal made by the most respected Gnanasara Thero. His proposal was for male Sinhala Buddhists to have atleast five wives in the backdrop of perceived disproportionate breeding of minorities.

In all honesty I consider this move pragathasheeli or immensely progressive. I truly value the perspicacity of the distinguished Thero. This is a brilliant idea atleast the only sensible to date from the Thero to effect something substantively meaningful. This is decisive thinking and doing something truly beneficial to the Sinhala race. Let’s face it, at the core of this very cacophonous campaign is an ill-founded fear that Sri Lanka would cease to be a majority Buddhist country in the future. A perceived demographic threat that has to be addressed sooner than later.

As a matter of fact even our new and energetic Minister in charge of Megapolis was once a mobile and well-tuned statistician trotting the globe and openly lamenting to the Sri Lankan diaspora in eloquent Sinhala the supposed pitiable predicament. Some even speak of the Jihadi terrorist threat .i.e. courageous duelers galloping on black stallions, brandishing diabolical weapons and chanting “Allahu Akbar” decapitating and proselytizing as they march through.

Regardless of the merit of these absurd claims, it’s my contention we must support whatever proposal the majority race considers useful to swell their numbers. It’s my contention the proposal for polygyny be considered favorably. I don’t see any reason why anyone would have to raise any objections.

Let’s give our majority brethren an opportunity. If the parliament can initiate a debate and get this ratified the Sinhala Buddhist, atleast those clamoring could immediately embrace plurality and immediately get on with the act to swell numbers. Such a strategy would no doubt prove immensely tangible over cosmetic and vacuous mobile displays of meaningless slogans gathering dust on pollution ridden roofs of three wheelers imported from India.

Whist getting on the bandwagon of procreation those Lion blood folks should also not lose sight of the already high rate of mortality arising from smoking and drinking in Sri Lanka. It pays to remain consistent in everything one does. They must work for a total ban on anything that’s proven to be debilitating in terms of injury. Almost six million people die from tobacco use and 2.5 million from harmful use of alcohol each year worldwide. The rate in Sri Lanka is particularly high. As someone said Sri Lanka is no longer the granary of the east but a brewery for the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco is expected to kill 7.5 million people worldwide by 2020. Alcohol-related deaths account for 3.8 percent of all deaths worldwide.

Additionally those with supposed lion blood must also urge the government to consider imposing a total ban on allowing Sri Lankan females to work as domestic helpers in the Middle East. Men don’t get pregnant. The lion blood folks will certainly have to preserve and protect their women to accomplish the task they were created and in the healthiest manner possible. The social impact of women leaving the family is indeed huge. Its true remittances from Sri Lankan expatriates working overseas forms a major part of the country’s economy and now reaching around $10bn but choices will have to be made regardless of the consequences..

Globally there is this alarming political shift to the right. Sri Lanka has many a capable politician with distinct qualification to be contributing agents to this pernicious shift. Donald Trump in the United States, Marine Le Pen in France are two notorious protagonists who are working hard to spread the tentacles of fear and hate for parochial political exploits. Stephan Harper of Canada and Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka had their fair share. Not forgetting Pauline Hanson and John Howard of Australia. The infamous Geert Wilders of the Netherlands another shinning heart throb with extreme potential.

Germany’s former foreign minister and vice chancellor Joschka Fischer said in one of his recent contributions “Like any extreme nationalism, the current one relies heavily on identity politics the realm of fundamentalism, not reasoned debate. As a result, its discourse takes an obsessive turn — usually sooner rather than later — in the direction of ethno-nationalism, racism and religious war.

The rise of extreme nationalism and fascism in the 1930s is usually explained in terms of the outcome of WWI, which killed millions of people and filled the heads of millions more with militaristic notions. The war also ruined Europe’s economy, leading to a global economic crisis and mass unemployment. Destitution, poverty, and misery primed publics for toxic politics”

Present day Spain was under the Islamic Umayyad Caliphate from 711 until 1492. The Crusaders joined the holy war to destroy Muslims and Islam. Their chief objective was to kill Muslims whom Pope Urban II described as “an accursed race” When the carnage was over there wasn’t an even a single person to make the “Adan” the Muslim call for prayer. This wasn’t the case when Muslims of utmost honesty and integrity came to this resplendent island of Sri Lanka for trade and married our Sinhala mothers. Remember “APITH SINHA LE”

*Writer is a Canadian citizen of Sri Lankan descent. He is a freelance journalist with a keen interest in PRIME – Politics, Religion, Islam, Marketing and Economics. He is a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK. Also holds a MBA from Vinayaka Missions Foundation University India. He is a committed lifelong learner.


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    At the moment, it’s very clear to me the most toxic form that religion takes is the Islamic form… The whole idea of wanting to end up with Sharia with a religion-governed state — a state of religious law — and the best means of getting there is Jihad, Holy War, that Muslims have a special right to feel aggrieved enough to demand this is absolute obscene wickedness and I think their religion is nonsense, in its entirety. The idea that God speaks to some illiterate merchant warlord in Arabia, and he’s able to write this down perfectly and it contains the answers to all — what rot. Also, the archangel Gabriel speaks only Arabic, it seems? All crap.

    Religion poisons everything. That is evident with Buddhism too today in Sri Lanka. However, Islam rather dangerously says, ‘Ours is the last and final one. There can’t be any more after this. This is God’s last word. That is straightaway a temptation to violence and intolerance and if you will note, it’s a temptation they seem quite willing to fall for.

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      Bagehot, with your little knowledge of Islam you try to distort facts. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Christianity says that is the true religion. Buddhists expect this philosophy should spread all over the world. Islam is no exception.

      The problems in the middle east is not Islam. it is oil. If Middle East is a mere sand desert there won’t be any problem. Who created IS? It is no secret. After killing Saddam, after killing Gaddaffi Western countries wanted to kill Bashar Al Asad through their puppets IS. what happened finally back fired and spilled all over middle east and beyond. Imam of Mecca has openly declared that IS is an enemy of Islam created by the enemies of Islam to destroy Muslims.

      What you call most toxic religion is the religion of peace. Whatever your rhetoric the fastest growing religion by any statistics is Islam.Don’t be jealous.Mind your own business without trying to create another chaos in the country.

      Not Sinha Le. It should be in other words Animal Le. Lion is an animal living in the jungle without any intelligence. Human is a superior being created by God. Muslims do not want any animal Les.

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        Patriat.

        Organized ‘Religion’ is for dummies! Don’t you see what it has done to mankind for eons with all the wars, bigotry, hatred, etc that it has been responsible for?

        The truly ‘religious’ don’t need a ‘God’ to go to churches, temples and the like to live decent, moral lives. The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path’ the Buddha espoused (or Christianity’s Ten Commandments) should suffice, if followed.

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        Patriat: I notice you haven’t refuted anything I said. You have also introduced red herring arguments in what seems like sheer desperation; completely aside the points I have raised. Yes, the world has never recovered from (and never will) the Catholic church’s dalliance with fascism in the 1930s. However, I am talking about TODAY.

        How many Christians, Buddhists, or Hindus do you see going around executing one’s own mother?:

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35260475

        Stop being sheeple, people. Open up your eyes and you will find the truth. Islam is the most toxic form of organized religion, based on bullshit mythology (like the rest, but in a manner only properly understood in Arabic and also in a manner that asserts itself as the final word). I’d like you to first address my points before coming up with more bullshit, like the ‘religion’ you so haplessly defend.

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          Bagehot, first of all you don’t believe in Allah. You say ‘However, Islam rather dangerously says, ‘Ours is the last and final one. There can’t be any more after this”. What you mean by “ours”.We never say ours is the final religion. Allah has said in the Quran Islam is his final religion. If you don’t believe in Allah why you are bothered about it.

          You have totally misunderstood jihad. In Islam it is only a self defence. If a Muslim is to be harmed or going to be put out of his house by anyone even if by another Muslim it is obligatory on him to take all precautions including if necessary to fight back.

          Prophet Mohamed during his life time was involved in partnership business with Jews. When he died he left a Date Fruit estate co owned with a Jew with the instructions that his share of harvest be given to his family for their expenditure. Quran clearly instruct the prophet to say “my religion is mine your religion is yours and there is no compulsion in Islam”. Islam is not a killing religion.
          Our problem is Palestine and Jerusalem with Israel. We don’t have any other problems with any other non Muslims.All the violence in the middle east started after the invasion of Iraq and killing of millions of Muslims there.The most developed Muslim country in Africa Libya has been totally destroyed. The west wanted to continue the same tactics in other Arab countries through IS. this has miserably back fired.

          Islam is a way of life.Muslims, if they want to be Muslims, have to strictly follow certain Islamic codes. They cannot strictly drink liquor, they cannot gamble, they cannot take interest, strictly no extra marital relationships, cannot lie, cannot steal etc. one single verse in the Quran has made billions of people to keep away from alcohol without army, navy or air force.The problem for some of the non Muslims is THIS WAY OF LIFE. In Sri Lanka clearly stipulated laws are there. If any body even Muslims violate the law the law should be enforced.
          Almost one third of the income of middle class non Muslims is spent on liquor. How can they look after their families? How can they have more children? Muslims do not have this liquor expenditure. They use this money on food clothing and housing. The jealousy starts here.

          Bagehot, please look before you leap and try to learn more about Islam.

          Bye

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          (Dear editor, I have a right to reply
          If you are not biased you have to publish my reply below}

          Bagehot, first of all you don’t believe in Allah. You say ‘However, Islam rather dangerously says, ‘Ours is the last and final one. There can’t be any more after this”. What you mean by “ours”.We never say ours is the final religion. Allah has said in the Quran Islam is his final religion. If you don’t believe in Allah why you are bothered about it.

          You have totally misunderstood jihad. In Islam it is only a self defence. If a Muslim is to be harmed or going to be put out of his house by anyone even if by another Muslim it is obligatory on him to take all precautions including if necessary to fight back.

          Prophet Mohamed during his life time was involved in partnership business with Jews. When he died he left a Date Fruit estate co owned with a Jew with the instructions that his share of harvest be given to his family for their expenditure. Quran clearly instruct the prophet to say “my religion is mine your religion is yours and there is no compulsion in Islam”. Islam is not a killing religion.
          Our problem is Palestine and Jerusalem with Israel. We don’t have any other problems with any other non Muslims.All the violence in the middle east started after the invasion of Iraq and killing of millions of Muslims there.The most developed Muslim country in Africa Libya has been totally destroyed. The west wanted to continue the same tactics in other Arab countries through IS. this has miserably back fired.

          Islam is a way of life.Muslims, if they want to be Muslims, have to strictly follow certain Islamic codes. They cannot strictly drink liquor, they cannot gamble, they cannot take interest, strictly no extra marital relationships, cannot lie, cannot steal etc. one single verse in the Quran has made billions of people to keep away from alcohol without army, navy or air force.The problem for some of the non Muslims is THIS WAY OF LIFE. In Sri Lanka clearly stipulated laws are there. If any body even Muslims violate the law the law should be enforced.
          Almost one third of the income of middle class non Muslims is spent on liquor. How can they look after their families? How can they have more children? Muslims do not have this liquor expenditure. They use this money on food clothing and housing. The jealousy starts here.

          Bagehot, please look before you leap and try to learn more about Islam.

          Bye

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      I read in Al Jazeera website that My3 met the ex Tamil Tiger who tried to kill him. He patted the ex Tamil Tiger on the back and pardoned him

      Why is this news kept under the blanket? Mahinda would have made miles and miles of PR out of this.

      This significant gesture is a great platform for reconciliation and changing the hearts and minds of racists among the Sinhalese.

      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/sri-lankan-leader-pardons-man-attempted-kill-160108132730506.html

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        What are you talking about? It’s all over the news. Sad he has had to resort to this level of publicity to combat his fast declining popularity.

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      Nishthar Idroos

      RE: Apith “Sinha Le”

      “Social media doubtless playing the role of a catalyst in revolutionizing the information age. How could a theme as “esoteric” as “Sinha le” reach vast audiences across nations and continents sans Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube?”

      There is no smoke without fire. Who is behind? Gotabaya Rajapaksa and those who want to White-wash the criminal murderer.

      [Edited out]

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    Sinha-le much more better than [Edited out]

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    I fear the sarcasm is wasted !

    5 wives when managing one is a lifetimes work, it has to come from an idiot with no experience in these matters.

    Amazing how most of us Buddhists think that the saffron robe gives complete authenticity to anything the wearer utters !

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    Nishthar Idroos

    RE: Apith “Sinha Le”

    Peop;le should say:

    Apith “Parayo”

    Para-Sinhalayo
    Para-Tami;s ( Para-Demalo)
    Para-Mudslimo
    Psara-Javo
    Para-Parangio (Para-Portugese)
    Para-Suddho

    in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

    Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

    Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

    http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

    Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

    The Veddah Tribe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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      You seem to a have a greater affinity with the words

      “Para” than anything else, may be the genetic region in yours overexpresses it.

      But Para or Para means anything going beyond…. this is factly right with Sinahalya (I betray my origin though).

      Going through all the happeneing during the last year, MR et al dare to say that nothing is done during 2015 – proves the level of parasinahalayas of the kind Rajapakshe.

      If I were one of the powerful authorities, I would not have taken aback doing the due to GOTA – the most barabic mind set of the nation – sorry, just second to pseduo monk Ghanasara the most known eunach with gentic composition of xyy (HIGHER criminals of the kind Guanthaname prison)

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    – The word “Ceylon” is a corruption of the word “Sinhalae”.
    – The word “Kandy” is a corruption of the word “Kande Uda Rata”.
    – The word “Colombo” is a corruption of the word “Kolom Thota”.

    So, if you once called yourself “Ceylonese”, then you should have no problem calling yourself a “Sinhalese” now.

    Its also interesting Sinhala people refer to Kolom Thota as “Colombo”.

    The only reason an Englishman say “Colombo” is because the guy cannot pronounce the word “Kolom Thota” properly.

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      Nonsense the word Ceylon is derived from the ancient Tamil work for the island Eelam or Eezham which means in ancient Tamil the land of toddy or metal. Even now the Tamil word for toddy is Era and the Sinhalese word is Ra( the e is dropped in Sinhalese Era> Ra), A sheaf of metal is called Iyam or Eeyam in Tamil and is Sinhalese a vein of metal is called Illama or Eelama. In Kerala the Eezhavas who now make up around 28% of present of the presents Kerala population are stated to have arrived from the island thousands of years ago and so still are called by their ancient name. They are strongly associated with toddy tapping. The word Sinhala has nothing to with a lion or Prince Vijaya. It is the Pali version of the another ancient Tamil word for the island Chingkalam which means the land of red or copper. Most of the island has reddish reddish brown or brown soil. Hence the word Chingkalam. The island’s population were called Chingkallavar. This ancient Tamil identity later was used and associated to the newly forming language and its speakers in the south of the island with the arrival of Buddhism, whilst the Eelam/Eezham identity began to be used to the remaining Tamil speakers in the north and east of the island. Eelam became Hela and Chingkalam became Sinhale or Sinhala in Pali.
      Colombo is derived from the Tamil word Kozhu in Tamil which means sharp end sudden curvature. Same derivative for Kollam or Quilon on Kerala. Kandi is derived from Kandi in Tamil. A small portion/section of land or Kandam meaning a piece or portion in classical Tami. like Murikandi in Killinochci district. The Sinhalese word Kandia is derived from this. Get your facts correct

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        Kerala, already hijacked by Muslims :/ same old trick!
        marry early.
        reproduce.
        if no kids in 01 year divorce, and re marry.
        increase the population.
        step by step bring in sharia.

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        [Edited out]

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        Paul,

        If you can substantiate your argument with scholarly research, then your analysis is valid.

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          Yes only the Mahavamsa fable that is substantiated by all biased racist Sinhalese governments is valid history for racist Sinhalese like you. Everything else that states to the contrary is all myths. Will kill rape commit genocide and war crimes to substantiate your Mahavamse fable and lies and make it a reality.
          Google and read the real origin and derivation of the word Ceylon Serendib and Sinhala. Instead of relying on racist Mahavamsa myths and lies

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          Saha N: Blood genetic markers in Sri Lankan populations – Reappraisal of the legend of Prince Vijaya. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 1988; 76: 217-225.

          Coningham R and Lewer N: The Vijayan colonization and the archaeology of identity in Sri Lanka. Antiquity, 2000; 74: 707-712.

          Strathern A: The Vijaya origin myth of Sri Lanka and the strangeness of kingship. Past and Present, 2009; no.203: 3-28.
          In letters 25 to 30, Samuel Livingstone reiterates the message: “In spite of all the evidence, if the Sinhalese still persist in saying that Sinhalese is an Aryan language, or an Indo-Aryan language, as they prefer to call it, just for the honour of it, they are at liberty to do so. They may thereby be able to hoodwink some Europeans who do not know Tamil, but certainly not those who know both the Sinhalese and the Tamil languages. Theirs was a Dravidian language and continues to be so. ”

          He proposed an ‘alternate hypothesis’, the pillars of which are as follows:

          •No Vijaya came to Ceylon at any time, nor any Aryans from any part of India.
          •The present Sinhalese population of Ceylon are the direct descendants of the Yakkas and the Nagas, who were Dravidians, occupying Ceylon in ancient times and of a few immigrants who might have come from India from time to time.
          •The Yakkas and the Nagas, who did not become Buddhist or who after becoming Buddhist became Saivites again, spoke the Tamil language throughout and the present Ceylon Tamils are their descendants.
          •The Sinhalese language of today is the product of evolution from Elu, the early Dravidian dialect spoken in Ceylon, when the latter came into contact with Pali.
          •The word ‘Sinhalam’ was derived from the Tamil word ‘Sri Ilam’, which became in course of time Sihalam and later Sinhalam.
          •The knowledge of the scientific system of irrigation found in Ceylon was not imported from abroad but was already in the possession of the people of the island from very early times.
          •The civilization of Ceylon, except for the introduction of Buddhism, is a branch of the old Dravidian civilization of India in almost all its aspects.

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            WAS THERE NO INVASIONS FROM THE PRESENT DAY SOUTH INDIA to present day SRI LANKA ???????

            WHY DO TAMILS IN TAMIL NADU AND TAMILS (ALL) IN SRI LANKA SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE ????????

            WHY IS THERE NO SINHALA IN INDIA ???? (OR the present day India)….????

            The planned BRIDGE TO INDIA AND BI LATERAL AGREEMENTS ARE TO DESTROY THE SINHALA.BUDDHIST CULTURE WE HAVE IN SRI LANKA…

            YAKSHA, NAGA, DEVA

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              Sinhala voice,

              “WAS THERE NO INVASIONS FROM THE PRESENT DAY SOUTH INDIA to present day SRI LANKA ???????”

              The invasion theory that was mentioned in the Mahavamsa (anybody other than a Mahavihara/Theravada Buddhist is considered invaders) 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 Northern/Anuradapura kingdom by either a Chola or a Pandya king. The Tamil people were already living irrespective of who the king was.

              If the Tamil kings (eg: Elara) are called invaders, then the Sinhala kings like Vijay and his 700 men were also invaders who came from India to the Vedda country and annihilated most of the aboriginals.

              “WHY DO TAMILS IN TAMIL NADU AND TAMILS (ALL) IN SRI LANKA SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE ????????”

              You are saying that the Tamil language in Tamil Nadu and Jaffna are the same. You are neither a Tamil Language expert nor a Tamil scholar and you have not quoted any such scholar who has done research to find the similarities and differences between the Tamil language in Tamil Nadu and Jaffna. What credibility do you have to comment about the Tamil language?

              WHY IS THERE NO SINHALA IN INDIA ???? (OR the present day India)….????

              You have to read your own history book ‘The Mahavamsa’. It says the Sinhalese (Sinhabahu’s grandson Vijay and his men) are criminal convicts who were exiled from India, Sinhapura (Magadh/Bengal). Their boat came and landed in the Veddha country called Lanka.

              There have been many civilizations in this region and most of them disappeared over time. Why there is no Sinhala in the present day India is because it must be one of the many lost civilizations of North India.

              The planned BRIDGE TO INDIA AND BI LATERAL AGREEMENTS ARE TO DESTROY THE SINHALA.BUDDHIST CULTURE WE HAVE IN SRI LANKA…

              There was a natural bridge known as Rama Setu that existed during the ancient period from South India to Sri Lanka (now submerged by the rising sea but still visible in the satellite pictures taken by NASA). Not only the Sinhala but even Buddhism came to Sri Lanka via this ancient bridge. What is wrong in restoring the old bridge with a new one?

              “YAKSHA, NAGA, DEVA”

              Are you referring to Yaksha, Naga, Deva (the so called ‘Hela’ tribes)? If you read all the ancient Indian (Hindu, Buddhist & Jain) texts such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabaratha, Jataka stories, Bagawath Geetha, etc, etc, you will find that in every text (both North and South Indian) the tribes Yaksha, Naga, Deva and many more are mentioned not as Sri Lankans but as Indians. In Tamil Nadu you will find even place names such as Nagakovil, Nagapatinam, etc. How did the Indian Yaksha, Naga, Deva get into the Mahavamsa? The Mahavamsa author has done a copy-and-paste job. He has taken the Indian Yaksha, Naga, Deva tribes and converted them into native Sri Lankans (Hela). The only tribe original to Sri Lanka is the Veddas. Till today, nobody has found any archeological evidence in Sri Lanka to prove Yaksha, Naga, Deva (Hela tribe) existed in the ancient past. The Sinhalese are nothing but Indians and most of them are South Indian converts.

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              So what if various dialects of Tamil are spoken in South India and in the north east and many other parts of Sri Lanka?
              It shows that Tamils are indigenous and native to both lands. The Tamil areas of Sri Lanka and South India are only separated by a very narrow sea not even a distance of 20 Miles. Prehistorically it was a land bridge. If your so called mythical Vijaya can come all the way from North India to the island to found the Sinhalese race, it would have been a cakewalk for the ancient Tamils who were well known seafarers to cross this extremely narrow sea.
              At one time native Tamil speakers were once spread even over a larger area. Kerala a few centuries ago was also Tamil. So were large parts of what is modern Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Even the entire island of Sri Lanka at one time spoke a dialect of Tamil called Elu. It is only after the arrival of Buddhism and the large scale conversion of the native Tamil/Elu speaking Nagas and Yakkas in the south central and western parts of the island and these people corrupting their Tamil with the Pali and Sanskrit of Buddhism to form Sinhalese that Tamil died of in the south of the island. Just like various invasions and migrations created new languages like Telugu Kannada and Malayalam from Old Tamil/proto Dravidian in South India.
              German is spoken in Germany,Austria, Switzerland parts of Belgium and even Poland. SO does this mean the Germans are only native to Germany and not in the other lands? The German speaking population in these lands denied their language and rights since millions speak German in Germany? French is also spoken in France, parts of Switzerland,Belgium so again is it the same story and the native French speakers indigenous to Switzerland and Belgium do not get any rights and the right to their land because millions speak French in France?
              This argument of Sinhalese racists/ politicians and many of their so called elite and Buddhist clergy,is so stupid, to justify their racism and genocide on the island’s Tamils. Dialects of Arabic are spoken in twenty countries from North Africa to the Middle East or Western Asia. So what is the big deal? Tamil speakers of South India are native to that land and the Tamil speakers of in the island are native and indigenous to Eelam ( the Tamil parts of the island the north and east). Stating that millions of people speak Tamil in India or that Sinhalese is only spoken in the island so need extra special protection, to justify and deny the Tamils in the island their rights and then commit genocide and war crimes on them quoting this excuse is stupid and can never be accepted.
              Tamils have the same right to their lands in the island as much as the Sinhalese have to theirs. It is not the fault of the Tamils that Sinhalese is only spoken in the island. If the Sinhalese suffer from an inferiority minority complex regarding this, get over this and deal with it. Don’t go around killing murdering and committing genocide on others to feel good and powerful and alleviate your insecurity.
              Remember the Tamils were living in their own lands in the island as a majority and were ruling themselves. Not living as a minority in Sinhalese lands and ruled by them.
              It was the British who merged their lands with the Sinhalese lands in the south of the island for their own convenience and made them a minority in this new colony called Ceylon. The British at one time made the island part of the Madras presidency and then decided to make the island a separate colony. What is the British had left it that way? You would have now been a part of the Republic of Indian republic and part of Tamil Nadu or the Sinhalese areas in the island, made a small little Sinhalese state in the Indian federation. How would you have liked this? If the Tamils then had used the same argument to deny the Sinhalese the same rights and commit ethnic cleansing genocide rape and war crimes,stating they are the majority in Hindu India and you just a Buddhist minority alien to the land and can jump on a boat and run away to some Buddhist land if you did not like it, just like you now tell the island’s Tamils.” If you don’t like it jump on a boat and run away to India or to some other land. as this now Sinhalese Buddhist majority land.” It could have happened to you and the Sinhalese. it was just your luck the British decided this a different way and bad luck for the island’s Tamils to be lugged with a racist insecure genocidal Sinhalese majority.
              The Portuguese and the Dutch decided and kept the Sinhalese and Tamil parts of in the island as different colonies and if they had ruled it would have ended up as such. You would have had your Sinhale and we our Eezham. Countries and boundaries can change. This does not mean the right of people to their land language and culture changes.

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        What’s wrong, Paul? Still can’t stomach the fact that even tests published in the prestigious Nature journal prove that the Sinhalese didn’t originate from South India?

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          Which study and which journal the study done in Colombo during the Rajapakse regime? It is a very well known and historically substantiated fact that around 50% of the present day Sinhalese are descended from largely low caste recent immigrants from the Tamil country in India. The so called Sinhalese aristocracy is from South India. The rest of the Sinhalese even as per your Mahavamsa fairy tale were already half Tamil from the time of inception. Even your Mahavamsa fable states of large scale immigration from the Tamil country in South India during ancient and medieval times to the Sinhalese country in the island. Then what about all the hundreds of thousands of people who were already in the island speaking a Semi Tamil Dravidian dialect called Elu? They never came from North India. All the ancient inscriptions by the Buddhist and Hindu Nagas in the island are all in Tamil and not in any other language. Say even if the ( unsubstantiated) Vijaya fairy tale is true, the so called half Tamil half North Indian descendants of him and his 500 followers would not have made any dent in the DNA or genetic makeup the culture or the language of people in the island. They would have just got assimilated into the already existing Tamil/semi Tamil Dravidian culture and religion. Especially if they had Tamil mothers. Most probably the mythical Vijaya and his so called 500 friends already were fluent in Tamil, otherwise the Pandians would not have given their solely Tamil speaking daughters to strange men who could not speak their language. Whom are you and trying to fool? People are not stupid. Sinhalese are purely from North India when it is proven and a kwon historical fact that more than half of them are purely descended recently migrated low caste Tamil immigrants and the balance also have hardly any North Indian blood and look like Tamil/Dravidian clones. If you are descended from a North Indian you like one, behave like one and not look like a Tamil and behave like a Tamil. It is like someone insisting A is my father but everything indicates that B is the father. If it was a real and prestigious research all this would have come out.

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            Paul

            I agree the mahawamsa is a fairy tale and i have not defended it anywhere. You must have confused it with someone else. Yet your love of tamil nadu blinds you to the fact that prestigious peer reviewed journals like Nature are not going to be influenced by bankrupt politicos like Rajapassa. I also note that none of the articles you have quoted from your ‘scholarly’ sources are peer reviewed, which means even muppets like you could have written them.

            70% of the sinhala bloodline is of north indian origin, and there is evidence to prove t that i have provided you with on two previous occasions.

            You sound like a drowning man son. Quit clutching at straw men you set up and knocking them down.

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              Oh yes 50% of Sinhalese directly descended from low caste indentured Indian Tamil slave labour that was imported into the island by the Portuguese and the Dutch the rest largely a mixture of the indigenous semi Tamil ELU speaking Dravidian Naga( the elite) and Yakka( the masses) tribes and other immigrants from the Indian mainland mainly from the Tamil country in South India. A few stray Prakrit speaking North Indian immigrants would have hardly made a dent in the Sinhalese DNA. Yet as per your study they contributed 70% of the present day Sinhalese DNA. So what happened to all the other DNA ? Vanished into the thin air? or selectively destroyed by this so called biased research?
              You forgot to state something else the very same DNA markers that connects the Sinhalese to Roma people of Europe and to the people of Bengal East India, are largely found in very low caste/untouchable North Indians and not amongst caste Hindus both in the north and south of India. The gypsy Romas are descended from low castes and untouchables of North India. Bandits thieves and meat/carrion eating murderers. These people again have been found to be very closely related to low castes and tribal in Tamil Nadu. When they did a DNA research on the poor Tamil estate labourers in Malaysia, they also shared these same markers with the very same people. This proves 1)that even if the Vijaya story is true, he was no prince but a lowly low caste thief and a bandit who was creating a lot of problems, so he and his bandit companions were put on a boat and packed off, by the authorities, most probably to perish in the sea but unfortunately the boat landed in the island to create chaos for the thousands of years. From the stories of what he and his companions did it looks like this is the real story not of a prince banished but of a dangerous outlaw thief and murderer banished from the land with his companions. 2) The Sinhalese are largely descended from low caste South Indians. As they share the same DNA and markers common to the Roma and the low castes and untouchables of Northern India. This makes sense as around 50% of the present day Sinhalese are definitely descended from them and the pedigree of the rest is a mixture of many, mainly Dravidian and South Indian

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              Whites misunderstood the genetics of India. They noticed a connection of Sanskrit with the European languages. Then they identified the North Indians with them. Then Hitler claimed Germans are Aryans. If you take moment to think, you will understand that this another Mahavamsa story rather than nature- Science.

              It was said Tamil came from Sanskrit. They gave one funny explanation for that, that is:Tamil adopted the words from Sanskrit. So it came from Sanskrit. But accepted themselves Sanskrit took the grammar from Tamil. A language lacked grammar is a crude language. It has serviced until then because it did not have jungle of words that needed to be organized and bound by a systematic grammer. So it is hidden in their notion that the Sanskrit came from Tamil. It was the junior Language. When “Piraamanan” is in Tamil and Brahmin is in Sanskrit they think the original word is Sanskrit. Brahmin is the learned men lived in Hindus Valley. Brahmin did not come from west because that culture is nowhere in West. It is available only in India. So there is no chance ever an Indo-european language had the word Brahmin as its original and that word descended to Tamil as Piraamanan. It is funny notion that an Indo European Languages which did not needed a word but created only to loan another Language. The words Brahmin-Piraamanan are ending with “N”. That is not natural to Sanskrit. The Tamil word Periya went to Sanskrit as Bhirama. “Paariya, Periya, Peruththa, Pirathaana all are pure Tamils words for big. Only one out of them “Birhma” was re loaned to Tamil as Piramaa. The Periyavan, the learned man is the Indus Valley Brahmin. “Nature” has to learn a lot of science. If India open up the Indus Valley for international research, now the whites will come out with truth. So, India has closed it.

              When the Aryan who was coming from Northwest chased the Dravidians, they went to South and East. At the Mahavamsa mentioning period, that is 500 BCE, there was no aryans in the East, the Orissa and Bengal. Now their Languages are Aryanic, that was imposed on them, most probably after the invasion of Asoka, but it was not so at the time of 500 BCE. Because of the devastating war, there is a chance that some of the Bengalis and Orissa people left their land just like the Tamil diaspora have left now. But they thoroughly mixed with the Lankan Tamils of that time. Pali came to Lanka long after, almost a 1000 years and gave birth to Sinhala. When Sinhala was being conceived, the Bhati Marka was cleaning up Tamil Nadu’s Buddhism and Jainism. This was the time Tamils Nadu was ejecting out the Buddhist monks from Kanchi. Mahanama, a Telegu monk, living in Kanchi, before he left Tamil Nadu. He has said a lot about the “one thousand years old” incident, the Vijaya’s arrival, before he came to Lanka. 2000 years old Manimeha story is a clear evidence of how the Buddhism was coming to Lanka. There are lot of similarities of Sangamita and Manimehala. It is the same old story like, Krishna and Jesus are identical, Siva and Zeos are identical.

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                Mallaiyuran ,
                You say “Whites misunderstood the genetics of India.”
                Since you are a black and crazy monkey, what monkey genetics you inherited? Perhaps from an AIDS monkey?

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            Paul,

            According to the latest genetic study, even Jaffna Tamils are not South Indian. The Jaffna Tamils also have the same Sinhala genes. That explains why the whole of Jaffna has Sinhala place names. The Arya-Chakravati Tamil kings who ruled the Jaffna kingdom have converted the Sinhalese living in Jaffna into Tamils (a replacement of language and culture).

            Mudliar Rasanayagam in his book ‘ANCIENT JAFFNA’ says the Tamils of Jaffna are descendants of Sinhalese.

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              Hello Nimal” According the latest genetic studies the Jaffna Tamils are not South Indian but share the same genes as the Sinhalese.” Thinking that you are refuting what I stated you are only confirming what I have been stating all along. Both the original Sinhalese and the Jaffna Tamils (which also encompasses the eastern Tamils) are descended from the ancient semi Tamil Elu speaking Dravidian Nagas and Yakkas of the island and not from South Indian invaders or Tamil imports from South India during the Dutch period ( like most Sinhalese extremists try to lie) or North Indian immigrants. The Nagas were the sophisticated elite and largely the ruling classes and the Yakkas were their boorish/simple rural country cousins,the masses. This is the reason even now in Sinhalese you call someone who is a bit slow boorish or simple a Yakko. However both these people were basically the same Dravidian Semi Tamil Elu speakers with proper Tamil used for administrative purposes. Later many immigrants from South India increased the Sinhalese population, especially when the Portuguese and Dutch started settled low caste Indentured /Slave labour from the then Tamil country in South India along the western and southern littorals who descendants are the present day Sinhalese Karawa, Salagama, Durawa,Hali,Hunu ETC. It these recently Sinhalised low caste immigrant Tamils from Kerala and Tamil Nadu who increased the Sinhalese population in the country by two times and made them the overall majority. It is these recently Sinhalised immigrant Indian Tamils both low/highborn and very high born like the Kandyan Radalas, that have now become the biggest Aryan Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalists and anti Tamil racists. Just done to hide their original lowly immigrant Indian Tamil origin. Look at most the members/leaders of the Sinhalese extremist parties like the JVP/JHU or the Sinhalese extremists sites like the Lankaweb or Spur. They all largely belong to come from these people.
              Anyway my origins are completely different. I Am a Brahmin ( I Am the real Siva Sankaran Sarma not these idiots who posting crap under my stolen identity) Now coming to place names in Jaffna and the Jaffna Tamils are converted Sinhalese.
              Mudaliar Rasanayagam has been misquoted by many Sinhalese bigots and racists. Like many religious extremists and bigots who quote certain select religious texts out of context to emphasize their extremist views and to create chaos. Many Sinhalese racists are doing the same with what Mudaliar Rasanayagam stated. Just to justify their bigoted racist genocidal agenda against the island’s Tamils.
              The Jaffna/Eezham Tamils from the north and east and the north west coast are not Sinhalese who became Tamils but the descendants of the Saivite Hindu semi Tamil speaking Nagas and Yakkas who did not convert to Buddhism or converted and reconverted back to their ancient Saivite Hindu faith. Therefor they still kept their old language religion and customs. The only thing is their language changed from Semi Tamil Elu dialect to proper Tamil. This was due to South Indian invasions and later the rule by Jaffna Kingdom in the north and Trincomalee area and the Tamil Vannmanai chieftans in the east. However realise even in ancient times Elu was only a spoken dialect. Proper Tamil was used for written and administrative purposes. It was the Nagas and Yakkas who converted to Buddhism who not only changed their religion but also corrupted their ancient indigenous Tamil dialect ELU with the Pali and Sanskrit or Buddhism to form the modern Sinhalese identity. It was the other way around. You like the daughter who states her mother and grandmother resemble her and look like her, when it the other way around.
              Now when the Mudaliar Rasanayagam refers to the Sinhalese in Jaffna, he is not referring to the modern day Sinhalese or their language and culture, Just like if someone refers to ancient Macedonians they do not refer to modern day Slavic Macedonians but to the Hellenic Greek Macedonians. When people talk about ancient Egypt they do not refer to modern day Islamic Arab Egypt. The Indus Valley civilisation is not modern day Islamic Pakistan but would have been Dravidian and Saivite. Capice. SO when Mudaliar Rasanayagam referred to the ancient Sinhalese or Chingkallavar in Jaffna, he was referring to the semi Tamil Elu Speaking Nagas and Yakkas who were collectively called in ancient Tamil Chingkallavar or Eezhavas ( People from the land of the red/cooper soil or the land of toddy/metal) and not to modern day Sinhalese. Many of the place names in Jaffna are from Elu and not modern day Sinhalese. Elu( or Hela Bhasha as it is called in modern Sinhalese) is a Dravidian dialect that was semi Tamil and was the forerunner of ancient Sinhalese. It was very simple in structure. The Veddah language Elu and its daughter old Sinhalese were all very close to proper Tamil, than modern Sinhalese. Got it. Even now modern Sinhalese vocabulary is around 40% Tamil based, old Sinhalese more so. SO of course many place names will sound Sinhalese, as even modern Sinhalese is more or less half Tamil based in Vocabulary. This like the modern daughter languages speakers of old Tamil/Proto Dravidian, like Telugu Kannada Malayalam, stating many place names in Tamil Nadu sound Malayalam, Kannada or Telugu do modern day Tamils are their descendants. Your and the Sinhalese Bigots arguments sound as stupid as this

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                Paul,

                For a change let me agree with you that the Mahawamsa is a historical fairy tale (Myth) and everything said in it is not true. Now, let me ask you,

                There is archeological evidence (stone inscriptions) to prove that Sena & Guttika, Elara, and many others ruled the Anuradapura kingdom but NONE of them says that these kings were Tamils. If the Mahavamsa did not mention them as Tamils, nobody will ever come to know.

                Since Mahavamsa is a Myth, let me tell you that none of these kings were Tamils, Elara must have come from Bengal, North India. Mahavamsa is simply lying. There is no evidence that Elara is Tamil.

                If Tamil is one of the ancient Dravidian language, then why should the ancient Sri Lankans speak ELU? Why not Tamil?

                There is NO archeological evidence what so ever until now to prove that Nagas (the elite) and Yakkas (the masses) existed in Sri Lanka or India. Only the Mahabaratha and the Mahavamsa says there were Nagas and Yakkas in North India and Sri Lanka respectively. It is well known that Mahabaratha is a myth and according to you even the Mahavamsa is a myth. Based on what do you harp on Dravidian Naga and Yakka Tribes of ancient Sri Lanka? No archeological evidence but only mentioned in the Mahavamsa. Is there any historic archeological evidence that Naga and Yakka Tribes lived in South India? NONE! Can you quote any kind of historic research either in India or Sri Lanka to prove that Naga and Yakka Tribes really existed?

                You are saying the Mahavamsa is a myth/fairy tale but you are believing as truth what it says about Tamil kings (Sena & Guttika, Elara) and Dravidian tribes (Nagas and Yakkas).
                Don’t you think you are a hypocrite?

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                  They were not a myth, they definitely existed. The Nāka people were snake-worshippers, a Dravidian custom, and spoke Tamil as their mother tongue based on Ptolemy’s description of the Nāka people. They also likely spoke Prakrit, a language of the school of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh with which the early Tamils of Jaffna had strong cultural relations during the classical period. The Nākas were an offshoot of the Kerala Nair community, at that time the Chera kingdom of ancient Tamilakam. The interchangeable names Nāyar and Nāka or Naga, meaning Cobra or Serpent were applied to and self described by these snake-worshiping people from classical antiquity. The word Nāka was sometimes written in early inscriptions as Nāya, as in Nāyanika – this occurs in the Nanaghat inscription of 150 BCE. Archaeological excavations and studies provide evidence of palaeolithic inhabitation in the Jaffna and Kerala region. The findings include Nāka idols and suggest that serpent worship was widely practised in the Kerala region during the megalithic period.
                  The Nākas lived among the Yakkha, Raksha and Deva in Ceylon according to the Tamil classic Manimekhalai and Mahavamsa. Cobra worship, Tamil speech and Keralan cuisine extant in Jaffna Tamil culture from the classical period attests to the Nāka’s Tamil heritage.
                  The Oliyar, Parathavar( modern day Barathas in Sri Lanka), Maravar and Eyinar( Aiyanar in Tamil and Ayanayake in Sinhalese) who are widespread across South India and North-East Sri Lanka are all Naga tribes.
                  The Ezhavas are a community in South Kerala and are related to the people of the Jaffna peninsula] Ezhavar and Nairs share the same heritage and practice the serpent culture The palaeolithic excavations in Jaffna and Kerala region show similarities]
                  Early Tamil literary works such as Kaliththokai mention that many Naga tribes such as Maravar, Eyinar, Oliar, Oviar, Aruvalur and Parathavar migrated to the Pandyan dynasty and started living there in the Third Sangam period 2000 years ago
                  Sangam literature details how the ancient Tamil people were divided into five clans (Kudi) based on their profession during the Sangam period, where the Nāka clan, who were incharge of border security guarding the city wall and distant fortresses, inhabited the Coromandel Coast – South Tamil Nadu, East Tamil Nadu and North Sri Lanka. The name Nāka as either a corrupted version of the word Nayanar or Nainar or may have been applied to this community due to their head covering being the shape of a hydra-headed cobra in reverence to their serpentine deities. The rulers and society of Nāka-Tivu and Nāka-Nadu, meaning Nāka island (Tivu) or country (Nadu) are described in the Vallipuram gold plate inscriptions and the Manimekalai for many centuries.
                  H. Parker, a British historian and author of “Ancient Ceylon” considers the Nāka to be an offshoot of the Nayars of Kerala Ancient Sri Lankan history book Mahavamsa mentions a dispute between two Naga kings in northern Sri Lanka. The Manimekhalai and archaeological inscriptions refer to the Chola-Naka alliance and intermarriange being the progenitor of the Pallava Dynasty of Tamilakam.
                  The Nagas are likely to have lost their identity over time, due to their loss of power and the formation of alliances with the new settlers and other tribes like Raksha, Yaksha, Deva, and the assimilation to Buddhism. It is believed the original populations control over the island declined and they moved to their stronghold in the North of Sri Lanka.
                  Nainativu being called Nayanairtheevu and Nagadeepa since ancient time attest to this. The Sri Lankan Tamil people of Nainativu, are descendants of the Naga people. They continue to worship their patron Nayanair deity within the sanctum sanctorum of the Nainativu Sri Nagapooshani Amman Temple. Historical records show that this temple was established by the Kerala Nairs who travelled between the Chera Kingdom and the early Jaffna Kingdom. The temple continues to be a major pilgrimage location for Kerala Nairs, neighbouring Sri Lankan Tamils, and some Indian Tamils of Southern coastal regions of Tamil Nadu despite the decline of the Naga identity.
                  There are many Naga temples in India and many Hindu families are descended from Nagavanshis. The Nairs, Nayaks( Nayakas or Naickers), Bunts are all snake worshipping people. Nair families have sarpa kavus in their Theravadu (ancestral house), the same applies for Bunts and most of the royal families of Kerala and Tulu Nadu.
                  Similarly, Sri Lankan Tamil Hindus since ancient times have regard the Cobra as a divine being by the passing down of Naga traditions and believes. Further cobra can be found entwining itself round the neck of the supreme Hindu god Shiva as serpent king Vasuki. Cobras can also be found in images of Lord Vishnu.
                  The Naga used to have kingdoms and temples in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist Nagas built a temple in Medawattha, Mathara called Nagavila today. It used to hold a statue of Lord Buddha sitting on the Muchalinda, the Cobra. Naga maidens used to perform dances there
                  It is also believed they were great irrigation engineers who built water storages. The Giant’s Tank dam and reservoir system in Mannar, Sri Lanka is considered by some (Such as Author, Mudaliyar C. Rajanayagam) to have been built by the Nagas based on the extensive ruins and the presence of villages with surrounding the port with Naga name (e.g. Nagarkulam, Nagathazhvu and Sirunagarkulam.
                  In Tamil Nadu place names like Nagar Kovil Naga pattinam ETC still attest to the presence of the ancient Nagas in this area. Even now the distant Naga influence is felt in modern names like Nagarajah,Naganathan,Nagavalli.
                  Recently they excavated an ancient Tamil inscription dated 200BC from a well of an ancient Naga Hindu Temple in Batticaloa. Many ancient Buddhist inscriptions in Tamil had been excavated from Naga Buddhist temples in the deep south of the island.
                  Many of the ancient kings like Devanambiyatissa Duttugemuni were all nagas. Devanambiyatisa’s actual name/title was Thevanai Nambiya Theesan in Tamil which means the king or great man who loved or believed in god. His father was king MuttaSivan. This a pure Tamil word. meaning the venerated or Great Siva. Duttugemunu was a Buddhist Naga. His father’s name was Kakkai Vanna Theesan again it is a pure Tamil name meaning the king or great man the colour of the crow. Basically meaning the Black king.

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                    Paul,

                    Knowingly or unknowingly more than 50% of what you have said above is ONLY, I repeat ONLY, found in the Mahavamsa and NOT anywhere else.

                    “The Nāka people were snake-worshippers, a Dravidian custom, and spoke Tamil as their mother tongue based on Ptolemy’s description of the Nāka people.”

                    This is absolute lies, Ptolemy’s NEVER mentioned the above. Can you please give us a reliable link to verify the above, otherwise you are a blatant liar.

                    Even today there are snake-worshiping people in India but they are NOT Naga tribes. There are place names and people’s personal names like NagaPattinam, Nagalingam, etc but there NEVER existed a tribe/race called Naga/Naka, neither in South India nor in Sri Lanka. There is NO evidence what so ever to prove.
                    ONLY Mahavamsa says, Nagas, Yakkhas, Rakshas and Devas lived in Ceylon and since there is no archeological evidence to prove, what is said in the Mahavamsa is a myth. Do not believe the Mahavamsa.

                    Nanaghat inscription is North Indian. Both the Mahabaratha and the Buddhist scriptures talk about all these tribes living in North India. These are all North Indian tribes.

                    Let us say Nagas were there in ancient Ceylon, how you can prove they are Tamils, they could have come from prakit speaking Nagaland in North India.

                    Devanampiyatissa, Duttugemuni, MuttaSivan, Kakkai Vanna Theesa are all found only in the Mahavamsa, but Mahavamsa is a myth so why are you believing in all these? The Mahavamsa also says Sena & Guttika, Elara are all Tamils but don’t believe it, they are all North Indians, they are not Tamils. It is not mentioned in any inscriptions that these are Tamils. Mahavamsa is not telling the truth.

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                      Paul,

                      If you want to know more about Nagas, you should read Professor Vogel’s book on Naga mythology

                      http://www.scribd.com/doc/227412152/Indian-Serpent-Lore-OrThe-Nagas-In-Hindu-Legend-And-Art

                      (Jean Philippe Vogel, former Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Archaeology in the University of Leyden, Holland and late Superintendent, Archaeological Survey of India.)

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                      You are Sinhalese racist extremist and a bigot so no point debating with you as you will keep on denying/challenging anything and stating everything is a lie other than your fake Buddhist Sinhalese Aryan theory. When form of evidence is provided you will state that is not true show me some more evidence and more proof, as you pathetically want to believe in your Sinhalese Aryan lie and that the Sihalese are truly indigenous to the land and not the others. Tell me how can a language that is a mixture of Tamil Pali Sanskrit with almost half its vocabulary borrowed from Tamil and 100% of its grammas lexicon culture and alphabet from Tamils be truly indigenous? Tamil belongs to the area and land but Sanskrit and Pali are definitely not. So Sinhalese and Sinhalese people are truly indigenous but the Tamil language and the Tamil/Dravidian people from whom they originated are not and you want to keep on challenging this ? What sort of stupid argument and debate. You are like the horse that is taken to the water but will refuse to drink.
                      As for your Mahavamsa.
                      The Mahavamsa was written hundreds of years after some of the events it describes. Alongside passages that seemed factual.the name of the king or location of his court, with such obviously nonfactual accounts as the story of a person zooming through the air. The Mahavamsa and other chronicles sometimes contradicted one another, with different accounts of Vijaya and his origins, for example. The biggest problem was that the chronicles were written mainly to glorify Buddhism in Sri Lanka, not to record objectively what happened.

                      The greatest importance of the Mahavamsa is not as History but as a Symbol.- and as a motivating force behind Sinhalese nationalism. A Sinhalese politician speaking in public is likely to mention incidents from Mahavamsa as evidence of the long and distinguished history the Sinhalese have in Sri Lanka. But Sinhalese political and religious leaders also use Mahavamsa stories as evidence that the whole island should be ruled by Sinhalese Buddhists.` The Sinhalese like to quote the unpublished thesis of Indrapala, but Professor Indrapala in his recently published scholarly book titled The Evolution of an Ethnic Identity ? The Tamils of Sri Lanka C.300 BCE to C.1200 CE has this to say about the Mahavamsa
                      “The Mahavamsa may be described as a chronicle of that famous Buddhist Institution Mahavihara. It tells us about its foundation and the rulers who patronized this institution. It chronicles some of the main events in the kingdom of these patrons, the domain they controlled from Anuradhapura. The domain was, in the period covered by the Mahavamsa never the whole country now known as Sri Lanka. Whatever we glean about the other matters from the Mahavamsa is incidental – about other Buddhist and non-Buddhist institutions, other religions ( like Jainism)and other kingdoms in the island.
                      Using the Mahavamsa as their main source, most historians of Sri Lanka tend to consider this work as chronicle of the whole island. That they do this is not the fault of Mahanama.
                      The author is quite clear as to his purpose and audience He wrote the chronicle for ?the serene joy and emotion of the pious?. He was not an official scribe recording the monarch`s reign for the benefit of posterity”
                      The Mahavamsa mindset of the Sinhalese
                      The international community is becoming increasingly aware of the impact the Pali chronicle, the Mahavamsa, has on Sinhala Buddhist ethnic nationalism. The Mahavamsa covers events from the supposed arrival of prince Vijaya up to 300 AD. It was written in the fifth century AD by a Buddhist Monk named Mahanama whose aim was to glorify Buddhism and the Buddhist kings who ruled in Anuradhapura.

                      It was translated into Sinhalese with updates in 1877 by the British colonial rulers. The Sinhalese language version is called the Chulavamsa. Historians are cautious about using the Mahavamsa as a source of history because it has stories that are obvious mythology such as Prince Vijaya`s father being born from the union between a lion and a princess.

                      It also claims that Emperor Asoka`s son was carried through the air to Ceylon. The Mahavamsa contains many other similar myths, but it seems to have some elements of fact about the ancient kings of Anuradhapura. :)

                      The Mahavamsa encouraged the renewed belief that Ceylon has a special Buddhist destiny. In the nineteenth century, after the Mahavamsa was translated into English and Sinhalese, it became much more widely known. The Mahavamsa`s legends about the ancient heroes and kings encouraged a feeling among the Sinhala Buddhists that `to be truly Sri Lankan was to be a Sinhalese and to be true Sinhalese was to be a Buddhist.` This led to the belief that Tamils, Muslims, Sinhala Christians and others could never be fully Sri Lankan.

                      This belief is the essence of Sinhala Nationalism today.
                      In the book titled Sri Lanka: War-Torn Island, published as part of a `World in Conflict` series, the author Lawrence J Swie,r when discussing the root cause of the conflict in Sri Lanka, had this to say about the Mahavamsa:

                      `British officials in the early 1800s discovered that Sri Lanka has a written history going back to nearly 500 BC recorded by Buddhist monks in various chronicles. The most important of these works is Mahavamsa, the first installment of which was written in the fifth century AD by a monk called Mahanama. This first part of the Mahavamsa, written in Pali, covers events from the supposed arrival of Prince Vijaya up to about 300 A.D. In 1877 came the Culavamsa, a Sinhalese language translation of the original Mahavamsa plus updates that brought the account up to 1815, the beginning of the British era. The narrative would later be updated in 1935 and again in 1978.
                      Because the Mahavamsa was written in Pali, few Sinhalese could read it until its translation. It was the British who made the Mahavamsa a widely distributed work, publishing an English translation of the first part of the Mahavamsa in 1837. The British governor also commissioned the Sinhalese translation of the original and its updates.
                      On the basis of the Mahavamsa legend, the present day Sinhalese claim that they are the first settlers and are of Aryan origin. The foremost propagandist of the Sinhala Buddhist `revival`, the portuguese mixed blooded karava Sinhala Anagarika Dharmapala, wrote in 1902 on the origin of the Sinhalese:

                      Two thousand four hundred and forty six years ago a colony of Aryans from the city of Sinhapura in Bengal . . . sailed in a vessel in search of fresh pastures . . . The descendants of the Aryan colonists were called Sinhala after their city Sinhapura, which was founded by Sinhabahu the lion armed king. The lion armed descendants are the present Sinhalese.

                      The chronicles introduce the mythical Vijaya and his men as the first settlers and proceed to misrepresent the settled Tamil Naga and Yaksha people as non humans. The former are described as `snakes` and the latter as `demons`. This has also been uncritically repeated by modern historians according to whom the Nagas and Yaksha are non humans of prehistoric times .

                      But it is an undeniable fact that, in the proto historic period of the island to (c.1000-100 BC), there were two Naga kingdoms, one in the north called Naga Tivu in Tamil, and called Naga Dipa in the Indian Sanskrit works, and the other in the south west, in Kelaniya.

                      According to tradition,The Tamils of India and Sri Lanka are the lineal descendants of the Naga and Yaksha people. The aboriginal Nagas, called Nakar in Tamil had the cobra (Nakam, in Tamil) as their totem. The Hindu Tamils, to this day, continue to worship the cobra as a NAGA THAMBIRAN subordinate deity in the Hindu pantheon and there are many temples for the cobra deity all over north Sri Lanka.
                      Equally, the Yakshas were not demons but worshippers of demons, as shown by the still prevalent practice among the Hindu Tamils of propitiating the demons, which arose out of primitive fear and belief in the destructive power of demons.
                      Ptolemy describes the Tamil Yaksha people:
                      The ears of both men and women are very large, in which they wear earrings ornamented with precious stones.`
                      The wearing of ear rings by both men and women is a custom still extant among the Tamils in the villages of north/east Sri Lanka and in south India, and the poor, unable to purchase gold ear rings, wear rolled palmyrah leaves instead.
                      That the ancestors of the present day Tamils were the original inhabitants of Lanka is well brought out by the historian Harry Williams:
                      Naga Dipa in the north of Sri Lanka was an actual kingdom known to historians` and `the people who occupied it were all part of an immigrant tribe from South India Tamil people called Nagars.
                      Another writer states: `
                      long before the coming of the Sinhalese there would have been long periods when the island was inhabited by the ancestors of the present Tamil community.
                      Recent archaeological excavations of burial mounds in the old Naga Dipa area, which covered a region from Chilaw up to Trincomalee through Anuradhapura, have shown skeletal remains of a people of megalithic culture who practised inhumation as a mode of burial in the proto historic period. The artefacts found within, such as rouletted pottery with graffiti symbols, iron nails, bronze seal rings, arrow heads, spears and daggers, show that those people had a settled and civilized life. The Sangam literature (lst- 4th Century AD), reflecting the indigenous cultural tradition of the Tamils of south India, mentions inhumation as a custom then prevalent. These finds have, on paleographical reckoning, been dated to not later than the 4th Century BC 10 and the skeletal remains classified as those of south Indian type.The north western urn burial site (Pomparippu) is said to offer many parallels with those found on the Coromandel coast of Tamil Nadu, south India.

                      Ptolemy refers to Naga kingdoms on the Coromandel coast, and towns with toponyms like NAGAR KOVIL(Tamil Eelam) and NAGA PATINAM(Tamil Nadu), appearing from the earliest times, confirm that Naga people of the same origin occupied the Tamil areas of south India and Sri Lanka. The latter may have migrated from south India in early times, when Sri Lanka was certainly joined to mainland India through the shallow ridge of sandbanks called Adam`s (or Rama`s) Bridge in the Gulf of Mannar. Furthermore, the important find of a statuette of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of good fortune, in the Anaikoddai(Jaffna) excavation (1982) confirms other evidence that the Naga people were Hindus and that Hinduism was the religion of the people of Sri Lanka before the introduction of Buddhism.
                      The conclusions that could validly be drawn from the new historical data clearly establish that the ancestors of the present day Tamils were the original occupiers of the island, long before 543 BC, which the Pali chronicles date as the earliest human habitation of Sri Lanka.

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                      Paul,

                      When you are unable to argue with facts and when you cannot give evidence to all your wild imaginations, what you do is, first personally attack the opponent with words like racist, extremist, bigot and so on. LOL! Secondly, you copy and paste a whole lot of non-relevant information to cover up your weakness. You know very well that if you copy and paste huge paragraphs that are not relevant, nobody will read it and you will say I have given you enough evidence. LOL!

                      Fake Buddhist Sinhalese Aryan theory is a Mahavamsa theory and I am telling you I don’t believe the Mahavamsa. It is you, not me who is believing in the Mahavamsa. Mahavamsa says Sena, Guttika, Elara are all Tamil kings, I do not believe it but you are believing it. ONLY Mahavamsa says, Nagas, Yakkhas, Rakshas and Devas tribes lived in Ceylon but there is no archeological evidence to prove, but you still believe it whereas I don’t. You are criticizing the Mahavamsa and at the same time believing most of what is said in it that is favorable to you. What a hypocrite!

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                      Paul,

                      Your way of argument very clearly indicates that you are not matured, you need to grow up. The exchanges should be short and simple and to the point with all possible sources for cross reference. You must learn to argue on substances in a civilized manner rather than hide behind slogans such as racist, bigot, etc. and personally attack the opponent. Arguments should be intellectual/academic and copy and paste should be taken from scholarly sources.

                      In your case, when someone argue about say a mango tree, you will copy and paste everything related to trees in very long paragraphs that nobody, not a single person will bother to read (even you may have not read it) and you think you have done a good job, LOL!

                      The whole lot of garbage that you take from some bankrupt websites and paste here, do you think anybody will bother to read? Look above in this same thread, people have argued to every point in short and clear and in a civilized manner. First of all, read some scholarly articles and books about the subject concerned and then argue to the point quoting them instead of wasting the cyber space with a whole lot of rubbish and making yourself a laughing stock and a disgrace to your own people.

                      Grow up Paul, grow up and act in a matured and civilized manner.

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                      Nimal,

                      To a certain extent, I also agree with what you are saying. Also see my response to Sinhala voice (above) where I mentioned about these tribes.

                      Most of the mythical/supernatural stories and legends in the Mahavamsa were derived either from the Jataka Tales or from the Indian Epics and Puranas written in Sanskrit. For example, stories with names/terms such as Pandu, Vasudeva , Simhala, Sinhala, Lanka, Yaksha, Naga, Deva, Raksaha, etc are found/mentioned for the very first time only in the Indian epics/mythology Mahabaratha, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, etc. and the historians are not sure if they were true. Very much later, the Mahavamsa has also adopted it (from Indian epics) but with a different twist by including a new (Lion) story. The beginning chapters of the Mahavamsa stories which includes the names Sinhala, Lanka, and the four Deva, Naga, Yaksha, Rakshasa, tribes has NO archeological/epigraphic evidence in Sri Lanka and the present day historians do not accept any of them as true. The island was named ‘Lanka’ (influenced by Ramayana), the people were named ‘Sinhala’ (influenced by Mahabaratha), and the four tribes Deva, Naga, Yaksha, Rakshasa is nothing but a copy and paste from the Mahabaratha. Mahanama Thero who authored the Mahavamsa seems to be an expert on copy & paste. Historically it is from the Mahavamsa depiction the Sinhala race was originated.

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        Paul:-

        Did you get your ‘FACTS’ from Kuppathambi’s Encyclopedia, or are they a figment of your own Imagination?

        I agree that the Mahavamsa is a Fairy Tale, but your Version of Lanka’s ‘HISTORY’ is even more UNBELIEVABLE!!!

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          No from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Full of murder lies intrigue and treachery. Why don’t you read it. You will be enthralled by it

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            Paul I studied Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Macbeth’ at school in Colombo, in 1950. So I know all about the ‘murder lies intrigue and treachery’.

            But I don’t see the connection with your ‘Rant’ which you are pleased to call ‘History’!

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          Hamlet,
          almost every one is clear that Mahawansa is a fairy tale.
          But Paul or the like to stay believing those Nagaya the related story is a real joke. If these theories should have 0.00000000000000000000% of truth, the theories of scientists that brought new ideas about the origin of human beings should be right. THat is us the human beings are an hybrid of URA (Swine) and Chimpansees based on the physiological, biochemical, genetic similaries found in all three beings. Anyways, our people are the most vulnerable folk group on the earth to get caught by any kind of Jathaka katha. Even today, many among the buddhists have diverse kind of beliefs on death of someone. I dont think that we the human beings could be reborn again. Life is ajust a reaction only. As it is the case for animals, human death has nothing beyond that. But it is upto anyone to believe their theirories.
          Even Mahinda Rajapakshe believed to get elected and loot the nation on a stretch, having being cheated by his uneducated fortunesteller. So depending on the capacities of one met with problems, their beliefs can vary.

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            Missss Kitchibithci or bitchch i bitchchi /Nimal, I never stated the Nagas belong to different species but they were a Tamil speaking Dravidian people who did exist and there is ample evidence and proof of this in South India and in Sri Lanka. Many historical inscriptions both Buddhist and Hindu in Tamil Brahmi regarding them have been unearthed. Many in the island even very recently in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka. It was found in well of a Hindu temple by accident. It in Naga inscription in Tamil Brahmi that dates 200BCE. Google and go and read even from the BBC site, You can state anything I don’t care, as many learned people know that I am posting the truth. Only biased racist Sinhalese bigots do not want to admit this, as they want the island for the Sinhalese only, by admitting to this, they will have to admit to the ancient and just claims of the island’s indigenous Tamis to their rights and their land. So they resort to this bullying. Very good at this ” this is not the truth’ Show me evidence the no Show me more evidence” ETC. They have to now reluctantly admit that a lot of what was in the Mahavamsa is a myth because this has been proven beyond doubt. By admitting to this very obvious face then denying the ancient historical existence of the island’s Tamils they think they can cunningly fool everyone as to how unbiased and just they are in their judgements.

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              Paul,

              Nagas, Yakkhas, Rakshas and Devas are North Indian tribes that appeared for the very first time in the Mahabaratha. The Mahavamsa must have adopted it from the Mahabaratha. The place names and people’s names relating to Nagas is found all over North and South India and Sri Lanka. The reason for this must be the Mahabaratha. Until today, NOBODY has found any Naga inscriptions or any physical evidence related to Naga tribes, neither in India nor in Sri Lanka.

              If you had found any reliable evidence or any scholarly research that proves that a tribe known as Nagas really existed in Sri Lanka, please give us the link without hallucinating.

              Prof. Jean Philippe Vogel, former Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Archaeology in the University of Leyden, Holland and late Superintendent, Archaeological Survey of India has done an extensive research of this so called “Nagas” and he calls it a MYTH.

              You can read Prof. Vogel’s book on Naga mythology for free at http://www.scribd.com/doc/227412152/Indian-Serpent-Lore-OrThe-Nagas-In-Hindu-Legend-And-Art

              Give us some reliable evidence to prove what you are saying if it is true.

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              May be you are hybridised with a lion or a bitch but not us or the ancient Nagas. That is why your always thing of of hybridisation or may be your brain is bybridised

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                Trust me, if you go after Naga or Yaka theories, why not us as natural scientists believe the boston theory on Hybridization ?

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      The word vibushana is the corruption of the words “Sri Lanka sinhal Budhhist racist” it’s a mouthful to say . So the word Vibushana was coined

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        Rajash RE: Vibushana

        Your name, Vibushana, has made you philosophical and studious. You are naturally curious about the deeper reasons for life and enjoy exploring new avenues of thought. Delighting in mystery, you are drawn toward occult sciences. Theoretical work that requires planning, concentration, and close attention to detail interests you. You can be analytical and logical in your thinking, accomplishing almost anything upon which your mind is centred. The ability to concentrate intensely for a short time enables you to accomplish quickly whatever you undertake. Either you may live an idea night and day, or lose interest completely. Being energetic and restless, you require outlets in creative accomplishment; otherwise you experience moods and depression when faced with monotony or inactivity. You work best alone, preferably outdoors.

        You can be extremely independent and aloof. If people do not treat you with courtesy, you balk completely, becoming quite stubborn. Yet, despite your strong-willed qualities, you are very sensitive and high-strung. You sense far more than you understand or can put into words, and often respond to your intuitive feelings.

        You dislike crowds and prefer solitude, or experiences shared with only a few close friends. Very private and somewhat set in your ideas, you do not appreciate others prying into your life or being inquisitive. You would sooner remain silent than get involved in arguments and turmoil. Sometimes pent-up emotions, however, cause you to lose your temper.

        This name restricts your verbal expression, making you secretive and withdrawn. You struggle to be understood in order to receive the encouragement and the support of close friends who mean a great deal to you, as well as gestures of appreciation and thoughtfulness. You would give anything to be outgoing, expressive, and spontaneous, instead of serious and taciturn. This lack of communication creates unhappiness and moods of depression. It is much easier for you to share your deeper thoughts and feelings through writing rather than orally.

        The outdoors often acts as a panacea for times when you feel distraught and pressured. You revere the vastness and wonderment of nature and can find a measure of peace and harmony when active outdoors. You love the sense of freedom. Yet, even out in nature, you cannot just stop and relax, but need to be active in some way such as canoeing, hiking, fishing, climbing, in order to provide an outlet for your restless energy. It is a struggle, for there are times when you would like to stop and be peaceful and to while away the hours, but then you start thinking of the time being wasted without accomplishing anything. If you are active you feel as if you are making progress.

        Sometimes you must fight to control your mental state and nervous system against morbid, turbulent thoughts resulting from your psychic sensitivities. Otherwise, your nervous tension could cause breakdowns, heart problems, or lung trouble.

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    Oh this is one of horrible Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s plans.Earler the bugger was the godfather of the smelly Ghandassaras BBS.The rouge and thug from Medamulana should be put behind bars….FAST.

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      Siva Shankaran Rama is [Edited out]

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        Jim softy – dimwit

        This is not the authentic Wee Thamihz Siva Sankaran Sarma, if anything this is an impostor who is bent on taking the Mickey out of our wee Thamihz senior journalist.

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          Native veddha the demala is gone nuts.

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          [Edited out]

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    “Apith “Sinha Le”?

    Yes “Idroos”, we know. Every thing of ours is now yours.

    You can add Kollupitiya, bambalapitiya, Wella watta, Dehiwela,beruwal, Aluthgama, Galle Matara, Kandy, Kurunegala, Akurana, matale to “yours” list.

    Does Maaru – Sira know this?

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    Nishthar:

    Those days, amidst scuffles here and there, Sinhale People, whether buddhist or muslims, lived OK.

    Now, muslims are busy in expansion.

    Should sinhala Buddhists feel insecure or not ?

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      Okay… If insecure, they will hit Muslims? Is that why when Gota’s BBS boys went around to hit Mosques, you all thought it was all right?

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        It is not only in Sri lanka, in other countries too, muslims convert civilian places to mosques and that is how they expand. In Sri lanka also they do that.

        Muslims use, courtesy of others to their advantage.

        IF some one believes that humans are saints and not are humans, then shake your head and come to reality.

        If Sinhala buddhists are also stupid, if they allow their culture/civlization is to be destroyed by other religions and

        when muslim ask us to behave as buddhists until they finish it.job, there should be something else there.

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      Should sinhala Buddhists feel insecure or not ?

      If “Buddhists” feel insecure then he/she is not a Buddhist isn’t it? WTF you call yourself Buddhist I am not sure.

      Buddhism is universal. Everyone including Moslems can benefit if shown by example.

      Behaving like a donkey is hardly a setting a good example.

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    to put matters in the perspective Crusades started not because the primary desire was to destroy Islam but to free up Holy Land where Christian pilgrims were harassed – doubtlessly there was religious fanaticism and atrocities in the part of Christians – but this was mirrored by Muslims too –

    And Spain was subjected to the ravages of militant Islam for a long time – Reconquista was the payback time – not that I agree with it –

    And further regarding Sinhale campaign – one cannot state unambiguously that blame lays at the door of the more vociferous nationalists of MR camp – it was stated by Ashoka Abeygunawardena – an important member of JHU in running the affairs at the Presdential Election campaign ,no less- that BBS was created by JHU with the the help and funds from UNP – but Gota was thrown in to a corner to defend it and hence the blame falls on him too – Present Sinha Le campaign too might be an effort by Yahapalanaya govt big wigs to keep Muslims firmly with them while making the moderate anti Govt Sinhalese to despise the Opposition – so you have to analyze all the angles

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    I am surprised to hear this Mr. Idroos. By claiming “Apith Sinhalei”, is this a submission of your community’s insanity as well? If you or any other fair thinking ‘marketing professional’ should do better to unleash a marketing slogan to oppose this, I suggest appending a few more words to this phrase “Sinhalei + NATTHA MOLLAY” (No Brains). Now, isn’t this the indisputable truth?

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    Sinhale is the nation that was stolen by the British under duress in 1815. Sinhale is the Nation and not Sinhala blood.

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      It was never called Sinhale but the kingdom of Kandy. The British did not steal but conquered it due to the treachery of many of its aristocrats. It was also not ruled by the Sinhalese but by Tamil speaking Naicker kings and aristocracy, many of their descendants now parading around as Kandyan Sinhalese aristocracy. It was not a Sinhalese kingdom its eastern parts had Tamil areas too. Its court languages were both Sinhalese and Tamil as the king many of the coutiers/aristocrats and the subjects, spoke only Tamil. Many of the so called Kandyan chiefs signed the Kandyan Convention handing power of the Kandyan kingdom to the British in 1815 in Tamil. SO get your facts correct before mouthing your racist Sinhale propaganda and lies. Don’t try to change history to suit your racist genocidal Sinhalese Buddhist agenda.

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    Api human ! Sri Lankan

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    Mr Vibhooshana, the word Colombo has been derived from the word Kolamba which is a `desheeya nishpanna`. It is found in the `Sidath Sangaraawa`. Any way that point is not relevant here.Some bloody fool has come out with a bloody problem about bloody blood of a bloody useless animal. We bloody humans have bloody human blood. If any bloody fool says that he has bloody `sinha le` running in his bloody veins he should be thought of as a bloody lunatic!

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      You mean a `Sinha-Le` without any ‘Mol-Le'(brainless).

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        All those people who claim to have lion blood ‘Sinha-Le’ needs to be examined by Veterinary doctors.

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    ‘………muslims of utmost honesty and integrity came to this resplendant island of Sri Lanka for trade and married our Sinhala mothers.’
    And thereafter, all their descendants somehow spoke Tamil as their mother tongue and as the main language of the Mosque.

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    muslims never talk how they have become a threat to the society, threat to the world, and to individuals in the society. Instead, they come and talk about what others do. there are idiots to listen to them too.

    What their Quran says, submit to go the god at all cost. So muslims do that. who ever does not submit, they kill them. They never reflect themselves on what they are doing. Instead, they try to fool devotees from other people.

    When ever Muslims get the opportunity, they have not been sympathetic or compassionate. The is how evidence is all over the world, even at the present moment.

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    Nishthar Idroos

    “Arabs came to this resplendent island of Sri Lanka for trade and married our Sinhala mothers”

    This statement of yours is not true. If Arabs came and married Sinhala mothers, your mother tounge should have been either Sinhala or Arabic. However, if you take the Muslims (Moors) living in the Southern & Western province or Northern & Eastern province or the Central province, they all speak Tamil as their mother tongue. Have you come across any Muslim (Moor) family in Sri Lanka speaking Sinhala as their mother tongue or even Arabic as their mother tongue? Even those Muslim (Moors) who study in the Sinhala medium speak Tamil at home.

    Only a very small number of Sri Lankan Muslims, where the Father was Tamil speaking Muslim, and the mother Sinhala Buddhist or Sinhala Christian who converted to Muslim, but speak Sinhala at home because the mother did not know Tamil.

    This shows that the Sri Lankan Muslims (Moors) are South Indian immigrants, Tamil Muslims.

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      Most probably he does not have a mirror at home to see his face. Typical low caste Dravidian face structure. Even when they are getting kicked by the Arabs and the Sinhalese they still want to maintain this Arab/ Sinhalese origin myth. There were no Sinhalese living along the coasts of the islands when the Arabs arrived. They were all Tamils. It is all these coastal Tamils who lived along the western and southern littorals who became the coastal Sinhalese living along the western and southern littorals. The few hundred Arab traders who to the island over a span of hundreds of years and traded along the coast with the Tamils, must have been pretty desperate and weird to travel to the interior of the island to find a Sinhalese concubine. When they were thousands of Tamil women living along the coast. Who is this man trying to tell all this fairy tales. Must be thinking everyone is dumb like him to fall these porkies

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    To all idol worshippers, your time is coming.
    Your stickers won’t protect u from the hell fire.
    Read the Quran translation,in the language that you know
    Read about Prophet Mohamed sallalu allaiwasallam.
    Buddhism,Hinduism,Christianity are no more after the revelation
    Of the Quran.
    There is no God but Allah and Prophet Mohamed is the messenger of Allah.

    To all who read this comment,ponder over what I have written,
    All idols are creation of man, which even cannot defend it self from a dog relieving itself,
    (I saw this in Kalutara).how can idols help when idols cannot defend itself.
    Think think think

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    Why waisting time being a monk, how can Buddhist increase
    By staying under a tree And meditating. Wrong strategy.
    Also frustration builds up because of no sex. Sex with prostitutes don’t count
    As too much Std in the monk hood.
    It’s easy being a hermit monk than working for living,paying school fees,house rent etc..
    So a working man with family he is looking after is far better than a monk begging with a
    Bowl. Sri Lanka is down because of this begging bowl attitude.
    Think of what I have written, you might find it offensive, but truth has to be told

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    The idiots who display “Sinha Le” as a badge of honour are also saying their ancestors were queers. If they had been straight, they would have fornicated with a lioness and not a lion, and procreated man with the alleged Sinha Le. Even as a myth it is raising much laughter as lions cannot reproduce. If this imaginary blood was to make the descendants courageous like a lion it raises even more laughter as the only courage we have seen from these lunatics is the beating up of defenceless thosay kadey boutique waiters.

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    Two weeks ago someone told me that the minorities do not like the lion holding the sword against the two strips that symbolize minorities. What if the lion turns his back to them with its tail up?

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      The Professional

      “What if the lion turns his back to them with its tail up?”

      It would be considered as poetic justice if lion did exactly that. The new lion posture would be seen by both minorities as well as majority.

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    Extremists like Jehan are bloody lunatics still living in the dark ages! Keep your religious faith to yourself. Don`t talk nonsense about things you do not know! We don`t care & have no regard at all to your Mohammed. Read:Robert Ingersol`s work for your guidance.Read history of Crusades.. learn how you people love your bloody Allah and hate humanity! May all extremists rot in hell! “The day the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last king, this world will be a better place to live in”

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    To dumb atheist , where is your destination in life, don’t quote books where few thousand had read,
    Where the Quran is read by billions on a daily basis. From East to West. Calling people extremist sounds like the in thing these days for people who don’t follow the western norm.
    Aithist your destination is Hell if you don’t repent and accept Islam.
    Learn about Islam,Mohamed sallahuallaiwasallam life, before quoting stupid books by stupid writers who are taking you to hell with them.
    Don’t regret ,and don’t tell I didn’t warn you.

    To all idol worshippers and aithist, Read the Quran translation in the language you know,
    You will be amazed by its beauty and simplicity.
    Islam is the most scientific religion in the world, nobody can deny this.

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      Jehan

      “Aithist your destination is Hell”

      You seem very confident as if you have been to hell and back. How was the experience? I am bit curious, how come you managed to come back?

      “Islam is the most scientific religion in the world, nobody can deny this.”

      Is it? By the way, what is science?

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    Do you have to go somewhere these days to know the place?

    Quran informs all idol worshippers and aithist are destined to Hell fire.

    Why? Not recognizing the creator who created you and me.

    Science is still far far back in comparison to the Quran, Quran is a book of guidance to
    Whole man kind, a way of life.

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    It is right to use SIN HELL (w)e

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    Lo and behold! Thy redeemer cometh! Jehan the saviour who seems to be the secretary general of the Mohammed & Co Ltd showeth a sheaf of tickets that promiseth entry to the one and only `one-party` heaven owned by none other than the agency he representeth!

    Jehan,You need not ask me to read the Quoran for I have already read two different translations of the book – 1) Penguin Classics Edition 2) Dar Al-kitab Al-masri Publication Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali. Sure, I enjoyed reading. Much better than Arabian Nights. You say it is scientific?

    “..Do not the unbelievers see that the heaven and the earth were joined together as one unit of creation , before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing….And we have set on the earth mountains standing firm lest it should shake with them…And we have made the heavens as a canopy well guarded..It is he who created the night and day , and the sun and the moon” (S xxi 30-31 section 3)
    Very scientific,eh? Seems to be an unscientific science. Good for you. It may be the only book you have ever read in your life. I have read the Bible – several versions. Many Hindu texts including parts of Rig Veda (in Samskrt,too) & Upanishads, and many of the Buddhist texts- not only in Sinhala & English but in Pali ,too.. To learn what the great teachers had to say but not to become a slave to any religion. Although I am not a religious fanatic or a `Sinhala Buddhist` I have my greatest respect to the Buddha and His teachings.
    Your religion is your private affair. Nobody cares even if you eat up your beautiful and scientific Quoran – with a suitable sauce you prefer – and digest it if it goes with you. But don`t try to impose your religious views on others in such a crude manner.

    We want to live in peace and harmony irrespective of our religious and racial differences. Please don`t try to disrupt that by trying to inculcate uncivilized barbaric ideas amongst the uneducated and gullible class of the society. I wonder if the majority of this country is ready to tolerate that kind of belligerence!

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    After reading the translation, and quoting the verse, sorry if Allah has not destined for you
    Islam.What you say unscientific, led a thousands of Scientist to enter the fold of Islam,
    Hell is your abode,

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    Jehan , You the gatekeeper of Heaven, You have yet to learn the meaning of the word `science`. Keep your Quoran aside for a moment and refer to a good dictionary.What can your allah or billah do to me? His license is valid only for Muslims. I say, Hell should be a much better place than a Heaven that admits bloody ignorant asses like you! Live and let live. If you really cannot civilize yourself get someone to take you to a good psychiatrist!

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    Hi Nishthar Indroos

    You and many of your ethnic muslim cousins in Srilanka seemed to peddle a lie to suck up to your Sinhala masters namely that your fore fathers came from Arabia and married Sinhala women and gave birth to you lot. But your above contention seemed to suggest that Arabic+ Sinhala = Tamil. How can you muslims in Srilanka where ever you live speak Tamil if arabic + sinhala is not equal to Tamil.Your above statement is devoid of any intellectual prowess.

    The truth is you are lying about your ethnic origin- in truth you are a Tamil muslim either originally from South India or a decendant of an Arab trader and a Tamil woman as most of the coastal people in Srilanka until recently were Tamils and the Arab traders primarily married among the Tamil community.

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