17 November, 2017

Army Has Other Options, Release Keppapulavu Land: Samapanthan Tells Sirisena

There is plenty of land available for the Army to use –if they so need, without the payment of any compensation whatever, Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan has told the President.

R. Sampanthan

Writing a letter, Sampanthan has today urged the President to return Keppapulavu land to the civilian people.

We publish below the letter sent to President Maithripala Sirisena by Sampanthan:

Your Excellency,

Land at Keppapulavu – Mullaitivu District belonging to displaced Tamil Civilians

1. I write further to my letters of 20th July 2017 and 11th August 2017 to your Excellency in regard to the above matter. Members of Parliament Mavai Senathirajah and M.A. Sumanthiran have met your Excellency and discussed this matter on 22nd August 2017

2. At the said meeting it was agreed that 132 Acres of Private Land would be released. The Army was confident that the Land could be released within 03 months of 22nd August 2017 – 23rd November 2017.

3. Additional Secretary Ministry of Defence has informed me by his letter dated 10th October 2017 that 133 Acres of Land will be released by the end of the year 2017.

4. People have been demonstrating at the entrance to this land braving the Sun and the Rain for over the past 250 days, that these lands be released to them at the earliest. I would earnestly urge that this extent of 133 acres referred to at (2) and (3) above –should be released at the earliest. The people are expecting that the land would be released to them by 23rd November 2017.

5. The balance Private land is in extent 73 Acres. This land was taken over without the consent of the people, the land has not been acquired as required for a public purpose the people have consistently asked, from the commencement of the Army’s occupation, that the land be returned to them, and I would state that the Army cannot justify, it’s continued occupation of the land. This is private land ancestrally owned by Tamil Civilians for generations to which they have a strong personal attachment. This is Land in which they and their ancestors have lived and used for generations for their social religious and occupational purposes. These Civilians are not interested in alternative land or compensation. Their attachment to their land is so intense, that no other alternative can ever satisfy them. I would earnestly urge that the wish of these Civilian people should be respected and not disregarded. They have undergone immense suffering to get back their land, and they should not be disappointed.

There is plenty of other land available for the Army to use –if they so need, without the payment of any compensation whatever.

In the context of the determination that these civilian people have shown to get back their land, denial of their legitimate right to their land would be immensely harmful to reconciliation. This would have an adverse impact generally on reconciliation.

I would earnestly urge that this extent of 73 Acres be returned to these Civilian people at the earliest.

I request Your Excellency’s intervention in this matter.

Yours Sincerely,

R Sampanthan

Member of Parliament, Leader of the Opposition Sri Lankan Parliament 

9th November2017

Copies to: –     

(1) Hon .Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister.

(2) Hon. D. M Swaminathan, Minister of Rehabilitation

(3) Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence

(4) General Mahesh Senanayake, Army Commander.

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  • 7
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    Somehow Sampanthan had awoken from his slumber. May be he has been dreaming all this while. Does he have any credibility left at all?

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    NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. An Army protecting the country need not to go for “other options.” People should be flexible to accept other options. What matters to a President/government is not take decisions as an incentive to fulfill political pledges of Tamil politicians, but think of the safety and security of the entire citizenry as a whole. It is sickening to hear these selfish, separatist Tamil politicians attach reconciliation to everything, because they have found that it is the easiest way to manipulate the President to take decisions that are detrimental to the country.

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      Champa:

      Why not tell or do this to your Sinhalese people? So, Tamil politicians are selfish but sinhalese politicians are angels? How long you donkeys will conduct your politics using Tamils? A shameless person like you should demand that Sinhalese politicians do not run to the Tamils begging for votes. Let them purely rely on Sinhalese votes only to conduct their politics. Lest you forget, the fate of Rajapakse should be a harsh reminder to you and the Sinhalese. How long ago the war ended? Isn’t it shameful for the parties to stand before the international community to seek solutions? Is the country that large like India, USA or Russia that you don’t have leaders who are able to resolve the problem based on their own promises? Who is actually running the country? Can you honestly answer that?

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        jansee
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        I can’t undo the past. But at the next major election, there will be new Sinhalese leaders who will not seek Tamil votes. Whoever who is the next President, that person will be elected from Sinhalese Buddhist votes. 100% guaranteed. Mark my word.

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          Champa donkey
          What will happen to the other non Buddhist voters? Are they going to lose their votes ??
          Going to sit at home . eat cow dung??
          Are you going to Steal their Votes??
          This we call Democracy Man Democracy. Every single Srilankan has votes and will vote.
          Please use your little Brain before you show your Ignorance here. Fool!!!

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            Analyst
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            What a stupid comment. Non-Buddhist voters can vote for anybody. Who cares? Did I ever say a word about them? I can see that many people are terrified of the idea of Sinhalese Buddhists being united. Although we are the majority religion, the tragic truth is, we have to fight non-stop to exercise our right to protect Buddhism, Temples and Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka. If the country is divided to 9 Provinces, that is the end of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Therefore, protecting our land is our first and foremost responsibility in both ways. The unity of the Buddhists is the most crucial factor at the next major election.
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            Venerable Buddhist Theros have a great responsibility in uniting Buddhists through their Dhamma sermons. It’s time be a lamp to one’s motherland that lighten the path for others.

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              Although we are the majority religion, the tragic truth is, we have to fight non-stop to exercise our right to protect Buddhism,
              Why are you crying Champawati? Didn’t your Old Boss give you for a piece of cloth called sil reddi to tie your mouth and eyes to have the Buddhism stay protected? Please don’t use it to wipe your eyes.
              Buddha seems to be dirtier than the Lankawe politicians. Otherwise would he have thought of flying to Lankawe and prison the Sinhala Buddhist Modayas in dark away from the Sun shining world ling outside?

              Too sad! even you are getting out protecting Buddha and Buddhism?

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          How would that work Chumpo!
          You believe Sinhala Buddhists are 100 % Racists??
          Have they all have had enough of the minorities??
          What will happen to the Non Buddhists and the Minorities.??
          Line them up and Shoot them all??
          That will bring you and the others to ICC the international criminal court to answer without fail.
          What sort of morons we have here on this CT ??
          This is the effect of inbreed combined with lack of Grey matter.

          Feel sorry for these people like Chumpa.
          No common sense just continue with their Racial Verbal Diorrhoea.

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            Analyst
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            This is a democratic country. Minorities can vote for anybody they want. I have no objection. In fact, I love to contest for Jaffna District.
            How could all Sinhalese Buddhists voting for one Sinhalese Buddhist leader be racism? They are only exercising their democratic right peacefully.
            I know, our unity will send shivers through all racists, separatists, extremists and terrorists. I think I should abandon writing and start talking to people on the street.

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          Champa, you are a low life trash b&*&*h. You are not even worthy of a human life. Even a disgusting rat is more precious than filth like you.

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          Champa:

          I am glad that you wish to change history. If this indeed becomes true, it will certainly be a new chapter and may pave the way for a different Sri Lanka. It is just the lingering doubt – no Sinhalese had even kept his/her word. Even written agreements signed by a Sinhalese cannot be trusted. Worse still, even the Sinhalese leaders who went to the extent of co-sponsoring an international resolution shamed and dishonoured themselves in not keeping to their promises. It is a well-known fact that no Sinhalese can be trusted with any of their promises. So, what or which face do you wear?

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            Jansee

            I am not a politician. Therefore, your comment doesn’t applicable to me. Cheers!

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          “…But at the next elections will be new Sinhalese leaders who will not seek Tamil votes.”
          How is the JO going to disfranchise the Tamil voters?
          Good.
          Then no power on earth will be able to prevent or dare stop the birth of Eelam the NE of the island.

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            Uthungan
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            I am not a part of JO. In fact, who talked about JO? The Jackal O’Pack who work totally against people’s mandate given to them in August 2015, to block Ranil in the Parliament from betraying and selling the country, can do whatever they want. I don’t care. The President, whom we didn’t vote and treated as an arch enemy in 2015, happens to be more reliable, trustworthy and patriotic than MR and JOp in terms of protecting our country, our nation and our Army.
            .
            My comment, you referred to, was in reply to Jansee who said: “A shameless person like you should demand that Sinhalese politicians do not run to the Tamils begging for votes.” So I accepted her challenge and declared that there would be future Sinhalese leaders who would not seek Tamil votes. When you sow wind, you get whirlwind. It is not my fault. We are in this predicament today entirely due to our tendency to divide our Sinhalese votes in various political parties and contestants. I am sure every Sinhalese Patriot is ready to be united in the name of our motherland to correct the blunders we made for the last 7 decades.
            .
            Tamils are free to vote for anybody. Isn’t that what they want? The future Sinhalese Buddhist leaders will rule the country not based on ethnic votes or their demands but based on humanity, generosity, loving kindness and compassion which will encompass all citizens equally.

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          It will be same as how USA people voted for Donald Trump for President. See the long history of Sri Lanka . Entire country ruled by Sinhalese Kings. See how Indian People voted for Hindu Indians

    • 7
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      Champa, who released you from your job? Weren’t you busy servicing Wimal Buruwansa?

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      Dear Champa,
      Thanks for showing your anti-Tamil racism vividly to all of us. Do you know what the army is protecting the Kepapulavu people’s land or its people from? Please let us know more in detail. Thanks!

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        Richard
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        How could it be anti-Tamil? If, thousands and thousands of Tamils in the North relocated in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka post-war, why can’t these Tamils accept alternate lands in the same Northern Province, a few kms away? During Prabhakaran’s 30 year terror period, Tamils even relocated overseas displacing all attachments, didn’t they? Many Army camps were already removed, therefore the rest should not be removed under any reason.
        .
        TNA has done absolutely nothing to improve the lives of ordinary Tamil people but constantly engages in matters that are politically important to themselves at the expense of ordinary Tamils. If not for TNA’s selfish motives, many Tamils would have been settled in alternate lands and engage in some kind of livelihood or gain benefits from a number of projects commenced by the President that would eventually help them to lead a decent life.

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          Dear Champa,
          Tamils!, Tamils, and Tamils! We understand you very well. Please let me know if your house and land is occupied by the army and there is absolutely no protection necessary for you and your land from the army, and you are suffering in refuge camps and just loitering wasting your precious life and you need your property back for obvious reasons what will you do? I don’t see you giving a valid reason why the people of Kepapulavu need army protection? Yes you are right Tamil people are living in all other provinces too. But they are not connected to the Kepapulavu people who got displaced due to armed conflict. Don’t you feel any sympathy for victimized people? Why?

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            Richard
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            My comment is relevant to the subject.
            You should talk to your leader Sampanthan and tell him to STOP DEPRIVING TAMILS of their right to settle down in a land given by the government and lead a peaceful life at least now. They suffered 30 years under savageous Prabhakarana, while Sampathan and many Tamil politicians took refuge in India. Tell him to allow ordinary Tamils to live in peace without abusing them further.

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              Champa

              Let Sampanthan do the worrying for the Tamils and you mind your own business. Is Weerawansa the potential bomber doing his job to your satisfaction as your pimp and are you practicing your chosen profession to the utter most satisfaction of your customers?

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                Keyboard Vedda
                Man, go and find a woman and marry her. Your every comment shows that your life is empty and worthless.

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                  Champa

                  “Your every comment shows that your life is empty and worthless”

                  Unlike you I am trying to empty my bagages so as to attain Nibbana soon while you attempt to achieve Nirvana is to collect more money from your clients.

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              Dear Champa,
              I appreciate you taking part in this forum and you are able to write your thoughts for the whole world to understand the confusion between humanity consideration and that of greed and fear among people of your category and the expectation by the suffering victims of war. Thanks for your input.

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                Richard
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                Ha ha ha…. If I was not here there will only be tales of lies, half truths and fabrications against Sinhalese, by Tamils and Muslims.

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                  Champa,
                  Sirimavo, the first Woman Prime Minister, banned all Tamils’ foods imported from India. She even banned serving Rice in Colombo Restaurant in Fridays. She sent back Tamils kids were in the high school to home with Standardization. Whether you write truth or false, we are the witnesses of Sirimavo’s products. Then she deployed in North- East army saying Tamils are illegally bringing (smuggling) food items into the country. In that harsh condition North created an agricultural revolution in home gardening and became self-sufficient in food. Like a due month pregnant woman rushing to hospital, lorry after lorry, fully loaded with farm products, would be hissing in the entire night on the Jaffna-Kandy road, to reach Sothern markets for early morning deliver. It was an epic story those Lorries were way laid, looted, burned, the drivers and cleaners tortured and murdered in the Holy town Anuradhapura and its neighborhood in 1977. Not weeks, we were witnessing, but for months those young wives were waiting hoping from their hiding places their husbands would be retuning with their lorries, for which those women would not know how to pay the lease. Sirimavo sent the Tamils kids to home; JR sent them even out homes by 1977 & 1983. On national Radio, Lankawe president JR declared that if he could starve more the Tamils during the Black July, Sinhalese would be happier. He starved more and Tamils had to leave the country to do washing jobs in the restaurant leaving the Lankawe jobs to Sinhala youths. Sadly Appe Aanduwa Modayas’ kids could not find proper jobs in their land, but thinking they are protecting the Buddhism, kids like you, doing washing to Old Royals and Wimal.

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                    Mallaiyuran
                    I am not a kid, first of all but I accept I have no idea about what Sirimavo did. It is not only Tamils but Sinhalese also became poor in early 70’s as I know that although we had no problem of food (rice), my family had planted Magngnokka (manioc-cassava) in the land to feed poor villagers who came asking for food and also distributed excess jack fruit, coconuts and paddy among them free. As I said before, nobody can undo what previous rulers did but should learn lessons from the past not to repeat them. I never approve depriving people from anything, food, education, employment, healthcare…..

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                    Mallung
                    Did not the Sinhalese eat very much the same food as the Tamils?
                    *
                    It was the ban on import of certain agricultural produce that made the Jaffna middle peasant ‘rich’. That was why Hector Kobbekaduwa secured far more votes than JRJ in the Jaffna district in the Presidential Election of 1982.
                    *
                    Stationing of armed forces in Jaffna in camps was a post-1977 phenomenon.

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                  To protect the Buddhism, the job you have stolen from Tamils is not making you much different from what they are doing, the washing, other than they are forced to do that by you, but you have undertaken this foolishness voluntarily.
                  Your idiocy that has built up in your head by eating the free rice earned by Up Country Tamils for you is making you to think sheepishly that you are beating all in the world with your foolish talks. The Chinese, Indian and American arms that made you to win the war have made almost you to behave like a man in dope all 24 hours. A bunch of Hooligans Priyasad, Mangalarama, Gnanam, you like are hooting protecting Buddhism while the world is bewildered in the Buddhism you all are protecting by celebrating one pogrom day to everyone Poya day.
                  Whether you are really fighting out lies spread out on you, but you are foolishly hiding, thinking other would not know if don’t accept that while you protecting Buddhism, your lands has been purchased by Chinese. The entire world saw your bravery when you were protecting the Buddhism what happened to 50 Computers of Lankawe Government departments, including the defense department’s media central computer. Everyone knows how China blocked Nuraicholai being fixed by India, and how it had got signed the Colombo Pong Ching deed from Old Royals. Don’t think if you hide your head in the sand nobody did know why the Yahapalanaya went against Ex State Sectary John Kerry who seated them and surrendered Hangbangtota to China.

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                    Malliyuran
                    Tamils have a habit of finding faults with Sinhalese rather than their own politicians who didn’t lift a finger to make their lives better. There is so much a Sinhalese President could do in the North but always he was/is blocked and distracted by Tamil politicians without letting him address socio-economic issues.

                    Like many other Tamils I can see that you are also an American boot-licker. That is why you lament about John Kerry. Do you know what happened to John Kerry/Barrack Obama/Hilary Clinton? It was Karma. All the world leaders who tried to ruin Sri Lanka are no longer in their positions now, including David Cameron. See, it took only two years.

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                  You can brag that you are saving the Buddhism against Tamils, but you know you are not able to deny that what else of the country already pledged for the Genocide war is standing in line to be taken over by the International countries. Army may be chasing Tamils out of Keppapilavu in the name of protecting Buddhism. But you are being chased out of Hangbangtota by China, which you feel ashamedly indigestible to accept. Those who went to stop deed signing to hand over five villages land to China were chased by your army & police. Even the UN is now hesitant to accept your Rapist army to serve in its team. Because they are not seen as protectors of Buddhism by IC, but as plunders of basin of Human civilization. You may want to team up, but there is no way Tamils can sit and watch while the White Flag Murderer, without any qualm, challenging in every stage in the South of the Country to protect the Genocide army from any inquiry on their crime. You get teamed up, but Tamil cannot disperse without seeking justice from those countries who gave free arms to destroy Tamils in the name of protecting the Buddhism.

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                  Dear Champa,
                  It is a bad forum for Sri Lanka’s image. Why can,t the top executives learn to be more respectable? You always keep your own house bad, but you don’t fail to condemn your neighbor’s house as bad!

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                    Dear Richard
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                    Because they are politicians. They are made like that. Alas, what we can see they can’t see. The next leader of the country should be an ordinary non-politician elected by ordinary citizens who could show these politicians how to run the country.

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      Champa, there is plenty of land for Sinhala need, but there will never be enough land for Sinhala greed. Please do not come out with lame excuses to deny Tamils their land.

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        They have already planned with world bank help to colonise the Paduvankulam area in Batticalloa the pastoral lands of the Tamils with Sinhalese, under their fake Mahaveli scheme. Tamils are landless in these areas but land is not given to them or even to the Muslim Tamils. These world organisations are also helping the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Tamils from their lands. Some one should make representation to them.

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          Real Siva Sankaran Sharma
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          How could Sinhalese living in the North or East be colonization? Don’t they have a right to live anywhere in the country without being subject to discrimination?
          How about Colombo? According to your logic Colombo is colonized with Tamils and Muslims as they are the majority in Colombo.
          Sinhalese should be settled in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces according to the ethnic ratio in the country.
          .
          About Batticaloa, I don’t understand the reason for you to say Tamils are landless when the statics can prove, it is not. Look at this. According to 2012 Census in Batticaloa District, there are:
          • Sri Lankan Tamils 381,285 (72.61%)
          • Muslims 133,844 (25.49%)
          • Sinhalese 6,127 (1.17%)
          According to 1953 Census, there had been 31,174 (11.52%) Sinhalese in Batticaloa, while there had been only 130,381 (48.20%) Tamils. According to 2012 Census, it is pretty obvious that it was Tamils who chased Sinhalese and robbed their lands in Batticaloa reducing their presence to a mere 1.17%.
          .
          Same thing with Jaffna District. There had been 20,402 Sinhalese in Jaffna District according to 1971 Census. But according to 2012 Census, there are only 3,366 Sinhalese.
          This made anybody realize as to what extent Sinhalese are discriminated in their own country. A true Sinhalese Buddhist leader in future may have to correct all unjust and prejudicial treatment to Sinhalese in the North and the East.

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            Champa, your statement about Batticaloa district is misleading. In 1953, there were only Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts. It was only in 1956 that Amparai district was created. So the figures for Batticaloa district in 1953 includes both Batticaloa and Amparai districts. In 1956 to create a Sinhala majority Amparai district, the racist Srilanka government linked Padiyatalawa and Mahaoya revenue districts of UVA to eastern province and carved out the Amparai district. In the first delimitation commission, there was no Amparai electorate which was created only in 1960. This is why you are being called a racist for making false allegations against Tamils. Law only allows free movement of people on their own accord and not planned settlements by the state to alter demographic pattern for political purposes. If you go through history starting from Kondavattuwan in 1956, to various areas in Trincomalee district, it was these Sinhala settlers who have committed murder and ethnic cleansing of Tamils. Kantalai which was a Tamil majority town is now devoid of Tamils.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
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              My statement about Batticaloa is misleading? How so? I quoted figures from the official Census. You need to maintain consistency in your comments. I very clearly quoted that my reply was to your statement; “Tamils are landless in Batticaloa”. There was nothing misleading in my comment. Ampara District was created in 1961 and the first Census was conducted in 1963.
              .
              How could telling the truth be racism? It is you who is the racist who used words such as; “colonization” “Sinhala settlers” “racist SL Government” as if Sinhalese have come to Sri Lanka from another planet. This is our land. I can prove that every inch of this land is ours. We have a right to live anywhere in Sri Lanka. What made you to think Sinhalese should not live in the North and the East but only other parts of Sri Lanka?
              .
              About Kantale – you say Kantale was a “Tamil majority town” which is now devoid of Tamils. This is a grossly false statement.
              .
              The “Kantale Tank” (original name was Ganthalawa Wewa) which was one of the oldest Tanks in Sri Lanka, was built in the 7th Century by King Aggabodhi II (606-618 Anuradhapura), which was later expanded by King Parakramabahu, the Great (1153-1186 Polonnaruwa). Sinhalese began to move from North and East as our Sinhalese Kings started to retreat to South from Anuradhapura/ Polonnaruwa, since 13th Century. The Tamilization (took a leaf from you) began only in the 19th Century, when Ganthalawa (Kantale) was devoid of Sinhalese. Only in or around 1956, the name “Ganthalawa” was changed to the Tamil name “Kantale” (Kantalai). Sinhalese started returning to their ancestral Ganthalawa land as from 20th Century. Kantale was originally our “Ganthalawa land” taken over by Tamils. What’s wrong with Sinhalese claiming their original land from invaders?

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            Stop lying racist in 1901 the population statistics in the east was 56% Tamil 36%Tamil Muslim ( Tamil speakers)5% Sinhalese and the rest others. By 1961 due to large scale Sinhalese colonisation and addition of Sinhalese majority areas from neighbouring Sinhalese provinces like Uva into the southern Amparai district that was carved out of the former Batticaloa district that consisted of what is now modern Batticaloa and Amparai district the Sinhalese population rose to 19.1% and the percentage of Tamils fell to 45.3% . The rest largely Tamil Muslims. Now due to further Sinhalese colonisation and thousands of Tamils being ethnically cleansed from the Trincomallee and Amparai districts , the Sinhalese percentage has risen to around 23% and the Tamil percentage dropped to 40% and Tamil Muslims 37%. The former Batticaloa district consisted of what is now modern Amparai and Batticaloa districts. The population in the north of this district was largely Tamil ( modern Batticaloa district the heart of the eastern province) the population in the south of this former district was Tamil Muslim now modern Amparai district and a few Sinhalese areas on the peripheral either in the deep south or bordering the Uva areas. This is why the percentage of Tamils was around 49% in this former Batticaloa district and now 75% in the modern Batticalao district, as modern Batticaloa district is now only the northern part of the former Batticaloa district. The southern part is now Amparai. This was deliberately done to enable Sinhalisation of the original 90% Tamil speaking Southern Batticalao, by settling Sinhalese on a large scale in the former Pattipalai Aru area now renamed Galoya and adding Sinhalese areas from neighbouring Sinhalese districts. Amparai that was around 90-93% Tamil speaking in the early 1950s is now only 60% Tamil speaking now. Trincomallee district that was 95% Tamil speaking in the early 1950s is now 72% Tamil speaking. Now they want do the same in 100% Tamil speaking Batticaloa

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          RSS
          One more RS resulting from the usual superficiality?
          May the readers know where Paduvankulam is?

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            Everything is superfluous to you other than supporting Sinhalese racists like Shenali or Islamic Wahhabis in this forum against Tamils. You are annoyed that I was the one who first stated the truth in this forum, that Sri Lankan Muslims are not of Arab or of Moorish origin but largely a Dravidian people largely descended from low caste Hindu Tamil immigrants from South India. If there is any Arab in them it is negligible. I know the truth hurts and you have started a personal vendetta against my posts in this forum, shamelessly and openly taking supporting Sinhalese racists and Muslim Wahhabis against me to score some petty point. Shows what sort of person you really are.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
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        Who denied lands for Tamils?
        Ordinary Tamils are ready to accept a piece of land from the government anywhere and settle down with their families. It is the TNA which doesn’t allow them to do that by inciting them to demand the same lands where Army Camps are located. When Prabhakaran was alive, were they allowed to live in those lands? They were chased away by LTTE not by Army. It is Tamil politicians who lead lavish life styles in Colombo who deprive innocent Tamils acquiring a land and settle down.

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      Champa – “People should be flexible…” Champa obviously you do not mean Sinhala people should be flexible. Its always the Tamils who have to be flexible to the Sinhala Governments rigid attitude towards the Tamils.

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        Rajash

        Champa’s morals, body, mind, ……………… are too flexible else she would not chose to practice the world’s oldest profession. Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa is her pimp.

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      Chimpa, you are a racist bit&h. You have eaten Buruwansa feces for far too long your cranium is filled with crap.

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      Nobody should have a dialogue with this scumbag Chimpa. Anyone who opposes her racist gamaya views should shred her to pieces. She is nothing but a whore who works tirelessly for the Parayapaksa regime

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    Let us not blame Sampanthan for the wrong reasons. On this matter he has acted correctly by appealing to the law. That is how we demonstrate the justness of our cause. Our problems were created by governments being cavalier about our written law – 29 (2) of the Soulbury Constitution – to introduce the Citizenship and Sinhala Only Acts. No amount of rhetorical appeals to history would do us much good. Being law abiding and appealing to the law is our best chance. The world will respect that. On the matter of prisoners detained indefinitely, it is sheer foolishness on the part of the Sinhalese. There will be bitterness, but no renewal of armed insurgency.

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      RH
      Please do not make excuses for Sampanthan, who cannot find time to visit the people as he has more important things to do like covering up for the misdeeds of the government.
      *
      The people of Kepapulavu startted hunger strike nearly 20 months ago. In July 2016 they suspended the hunger strike following a pledge (over the telephone) by Sampanthan that he will find a solution.
      The people achieved a partial victory without any help from Tamil leaders; and the Army agreed to return the land some months ago. But the Army remains in possession.
      *
      Sampanthan cannot deliver on this matter or on the release of prisoners.
      You should know better than other apologists for the FP and its leaders.

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        SJ,

        “Sampanthan cannot deliver on this matter or on the release of prisoners.”

        The two problems you mention are important but there are larger problems that the Tamil politicians and wannabee politicians choose to neglect.

        There are some good ideas in the budget for the suffering masses of the North and East. Will they ever be implemented?

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          LW
          My observations about the TNA leadership is least about what are presented as alternatives.
          Factions within the TNA and other Tamil nationalist traditions are equally incapable of delivering the goods that they promise.
          All their promises are with seats in various elected bodies in mind.
          As for the budget, I am not convinced.
          You seem to know where the proof of the pudding lies.
          So let us wait— not a long wait I would say.

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        SJ

        Who is a better apologist, one who is an apologist for the weeping widow and her SLFP or FP and its leaders?

        Weeping Widow could do no wrong……….

        Did poor old Sampanthan promise to deliver anything at all?

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      It is good to be a law abiding citizen, but if the law itself is not justifiable?

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    The Lankan Armed services have evolved into a separate government (Stage 1 of the BBS Buddhist Sinhala state) and so has the police.
    MS/RW led GoSL have no control over the Army and they know this. The orders still go from…..guess who?
    Sampanthan pleads ~ “……….I would earnestly urge that the wishes of the Civilian population be respected and not disregarded…………”.
    GoSL may respect the wishes of the people but the Lankan Army will disregard it.
    So far the Army has only occupied lands/properties/businesses belonging to Tamils. The crunch will be felt when they forcibly occupy same elsewhere.

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      On the contrary the Lanka Armed services has been fertilised sheltered and watered by the BBS Buddhist Sinhala state to evolve as such. That is the only way any government can stay in power and it cannot let go the tiger’s tail. The LTTE is a cardboard tiger and is kept resurrected entirely for that purpose. By letting the army to occupy lands/properties/ business belonging to Tamils and earn it’s boodle and be preoccupied is to prevent it getting bright get ideas to rock the the government boat with mass protest due to raising prices, bad housing, lowering of living standards, food scarcities, bad schooling, poor health services, disease, hunger and common problems inclusive of judicial corruption that all people face across the racial and religious divide would all unite and rise up to counter. That’s the main worry of all those corrupt ones who hold the reins of power now.
      The PTA, is of utmost necessity to ensure that hold on power.

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    Justified arguement.

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    Will the army ever occupy lands in the south for their business or other purposes?
    They would not dare.
    This is pure persecution of Tamils in the north on the lame excuse of LTTE “resurgence”.
    They are having a very good time – enhanced ‘wartime pay’, millions from monthly food contracts, duty free liquor in the messes, slave labour and free ‘sex’.
    This is the worst ‘national army’ – other armies “serve and protect” – this one preys on, and deprives livelihoods of citizens.
    The pro-Sinhala state turns a blind eye and awards larger amounts for these with each annual budget.

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    I am supposed to be a Sinhalese because my mother tongue is Sinhala. But I consider myself mainly a HUMAN BEING. I try my best to live my life according to the teachings of Siddhaartha Gauthama, the Buddha because I believe him as the greatest teacher known to me. But I am not a Sihala-Buddhist. Most of these so called Sinhala Buddhists are definitely not Buddhists. They are following a religion modified by the corrupt Monks (Cheevaradhaariyas) to suit their own way of life. If these extremist fools like Champa think that all the Sinhalese are Sinhala Buddists they are sadly mistaken! An unbiased & efficient
    Tamil president will certainly be of better service for this country than a corrupt plundering murderous thug President?

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      Diogenes
      .
      100% sure you are NOT a Buddhist. A Buddhist never denigrate Buddhist monks. Certainly your malicious words against them instantly make you a non-Buddhist. Nice try, though.
      .
      Secondly, you have ASSUMED that I THINK “all Sinhalese are Sinhala Buddhists.” Quote and show me where did I say that. But one day, I do my best of the best and every effort to make almost all Buddhists who were converted to other religions embrace Buddhism again.
      .
      How could being a Sinhalese Buddhist become an extremist? Sinhala is may race and Buddhism is my religion. As a human being I have every right to be who I am.
      .
      Buddhism is the most discriminated religion in Sri Lanka. Hindus kill animals as a sacrifice ritual to their Gods. Until HC Judge Elancheliyan banned it in Jaffna which is commendable, it was practiced for centuries without even being questioned. However, Buddhist Temples were criticized and restricted in using elephants who are an integral part of Buddhist ritualistic processions to carry caskets with Sacred Relics. Nowhere in the world any other religion or its members or disciples or laymen or followers were slandered the way Buddhism, Buddhist monks and Buddhists were slandered in Sri Lanka. Although the majority which is 70.2% are Buddhists, today, a Temple has no freedom to chanting Pirith without being subject to a court case or being asked by the Police to stop reciting Pirith. Pirith is not something one can mumble. There are certain verses and scriptures that should be recited in a certain way to induce vibration in the air. Pirith is effective only if Lord Buddha’s words are chanted aloud so that the vibrating sound could mix with the air to give the desired protection through invocation of Blessings of Lord Buddha.

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    Champa, you are entitled to your views. But, Sinhala Buddhists do not believe in animal sacrifice. They kill people who perhaps are in their eyes higher forms of animals. Over the years they have been killing people in hundreds. Prabhakaran did the same but he was not a Buddhist. Also, pirates does not create vibrations. That is something Hindus claim for their mantras. The Buddha did not claim that his words created vibrations. Pirith (when I write it Microsoft makes it pirates) may not even constitute Buddha’s words. When you say Buddham `Saranam Katchami it does not sound as if Buddha ever said that. He was not a proselytiser, a great point about Buddhism which has survived without the `sinhala Mahayakkas and people like you for over centuries and spread around the world. Please, Buddha, save Buddhism from people like Champa, the Chimp.

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      Mama Sinhalam

      There is no logic in what you say. It was our warrior Sinhalese Buddhist Kings who protected this land with life. If not for their historic victorious battles against merciless Cholas who invaded us, this country would have been taken over by Chola long time ago and nobody would even know what is Buddhism is. Same story with defeating Prabhakaran and eliminating LTTE. We Sinhalese fight a fight. We can’t carry meditating beads to the battle ground when the country is at the risk of being fallen onto the hands of a bloodthirsty barbarian terrorist leader and his merciless cadre who were all out to massacre innocent civilians including children, pregnant mothers, Buddhist priests and sacrilege temples and destroy economic centres, can we?
      .
      Who said Lord Buddha claimed his words create vibrations? I said the sound creates vibrations. Have you ever heard a word called “science”?

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        All noise creates vibrations not only pirith. Why make such loud noises for nothing? You guys are a violent lot, not fit at all to be Buddhists. The South of Sri Lanka continues to have the highest murder rates in the world. You should get the Mahayakkas to work on this so that it could be reduced instead of killing innocent Muslims. There is something really wrong with you fellows. Look inside first as the Buddha suggested. This business of Sinhala Buddhist domination will lead you into a bigger and bigger Mahavamsa mud hole. Keep digging it deeper. We will stay outside of it.

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    Sampanthar has praised all Yahapalanaya actions. Always, has substantiated Yahapalanaya. Always he voted for the Yahapalanaya budgets without protest. Now what? What is he grumbling about against his angelical Yahapalanaya government?

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    The endless result of that TNA has forcefully occupy leader of Opposition that violated all Democratic norms Parliamentary become few number his Party as leader of an alternative govt. of Sri lanka?
    Its power of Leader of Opposition has give picture into that world TNA seems to be that “Showed Cabinet” dark side of Democratic opposition according to Westminster system of Governances?
    In real political terms of TNA that Road map was/is concern that TNA-Tamil chauvinist buccaneer of cohort are anti-establishment political outfit intention of partition of island by not by ballot instated of bullet.
    Hence TNA was during 30 years war against democratic sovereignty nation of Sri lanka, by their political leadership and its class has side -line by blessing with politics of LTTE?
    It has no habit of working on participation of Democratic system of governess since their 70 years of their denied which Tamil Political class since successes TULF and Federal Party last several decades.

    Now, that TNA is demand for Eastern Province from security Forces the lands belongs to Security Forces to grant for Tamils?
    TNA is currently that aim of target is demobilization of security forces in East by weak central state in Colombo?

    By pave way for the path of” Homeland” for Tamil Chauvinist in Eastern Province.
    We totally an opposed this TNA political ulterior motive of undermined and destroy democratic foundation which an upsurge land of Eastern for Tamil gunmen rule politics in Part of Island?

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      Why does a Chauvanist Sinhalese like you have a name derived from Tamil? If you hate Tamils so much change your name. The Sinhalese word Yata or Yatti derived from the Tamil word Adi or Yadi meaning the bottom or foot . Wara meaning the edge/border or end is derived from the Tamil word Varai meaning the border the end the edge. Go and get a life

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    Dear Ravi Shainker Sharama !

    Tell me who killed Rajiva Gandhi? Who gave that 13 Amended to Tamils-terrorist of LTTE-TNA ?
    How is that Tamils Nationalist of Terrorist are disgraceful to Rajiv Gandhi?
    What was the reasons LTTE killed Rajiva Gandhi, but not that condemned by TNA leaders until now?
    What was the real reasons that Rajiva G… brought that Indian IPKF of so-called peace keepers into Island ?
    By Indian GUN-RULE -democracy has forced us grant for Police and Land power for Tamils, which lands belongs to Sinhalese People over 2600 years of tiny Island.

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