7 July, 2020

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Attack On Ambassador Ansar & Tamil Islamophobic Racism

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

There are some very odd features about the recent attack on Ambassador Ansar at the Kuala Lumpur airport. It took place in a secured area of the airport, probably the result of a bona fide lapse on the part of the Malaysian authorities to which no particular significance should be attached. What is odd is that the attack took place at all. We can safely assume that for twenty five years and more our Embassy officials have been countering LTTE propaganda in all capitals where there is a heavy Tamil presence. There have been demonstrations galore against successive Sri Lankan Governments but – as far as I am aware – no Sri Lankan Ambassador or his officers have been beaten up by the LTTE or other Tamils. It appears therefore that the attack on Ambassador Ansar was odd, uniquely odd.

Had that got something to do with the fact that he is a Muslim? I believe that there have been very few Muslim Ambassadors in Sri Lankan Embassies in capitals where there is a heavy Tamil presence. There was Faiz Mustapha as a politically appointed Ambassador in London for a brief period, and there was Jawad – a career officer I believe – in Norway. Therefore, it is arguable, that one out of three Muslim Ambassadors was assaulted whereas with the Sinhalese Ambassadors it was none out of a great many. Of course it is quite possible that the assault at KL Airport was entirely fortuitous, something that occurred in the heat of the moment after angry words were exchanged. Let us bear in mind however that the assault was carried out not by a single irate Tamil: several Tamils joined in the assault enthusiastically. The assault therefore could have been the outcome of fortuitous circumstances or it could have been the expression of the intense Islamophobic hatred that prevails among a segment of the Tamils.

Another odd feature of the assault is the context in which it took place. The assailants were looking not for Ambassador Ansar but for former President Rajapaksa who had gone to Malaysia to attend a conference of political parties. It was an unimportant conference which was being attended by the former President – it is believed – only because he thought it politic to be out of Sri Lanka at that time. That conference apparently had no particular relevance to the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. Furthermore the former President is at present a has-been who has no realistic prospect of returning to power in the foreseeable future. We must bear in mind also that the present Sri Lanka Government is widely seen as seriously wanting to move towards a political solution and ethnic reconciliation in contrast to the previous one. We must note above all that it has established excellent rapport with the Global Tamil Forum which is regarded as the most representative of all the Tamil diaspora organizations. For all these reasons it does seem odd that a group of Tamils should have wanted to hold demonstrations against Rajapaksa. According to our Government those Tamils belonged to the Naam Tamilar Katchi, an extremist group based in South India and known for its steadfast support for the LTTE. My guess is that it is a lunatic fringe group, probably racist and Islamophobic.

Why do I think that the attack on Ambassador Ansar could have been the expression of the intense Islamophobic hatred that prevails among a segment of the Tamils? The evidence for that is to be found in ample measure in the “hysterical hatred and mad dog rage” – a formula that I have been using for quite some time – provoked by my weekly articles that have been appearing in the Island and the Colombo Telegraph. The attacks have been appearing only in the Colombo Telegraph as it provides ample space for readers’ replies. When my articles started appearing in the Island I had enthusiastic responses, particularly from Tamil readers including one from the head of the Global Tamil Forum. An expatriate Tamil paper in Canada published a couple of my articles in translation. According to a Muslim friend enthusiastic Tamil responses to my articles were far more than just that. It was something easily comprehensible because in my writings on the ethnic problem over several decades I had adopted positions distinctly favorable to the Tamils, and I had even acquired notoriety for inveighing against the grotesque Sinhalese racism of which I had been the victim.

Suddenly, and to practically everyone’s surprise, attacks on my articles started appearing in the Colombo Telegraph. It was not that one or other of my articles was found wanting over factual errors or fallacious arguments. Every one of them was treated as beneath contempt, tenth rate stuff that should never have been published. I noted after a little while that the attacks were predominantly from readers using nom-de-plumes that declared a Tamil identity. I asked the question why the hatred, and I referred to a “total annihilating hatred” because there seemed to be something like genocidal fury behind the attacks. Suddenly the attacks subsided for a while, but they were resumed until they stopped altogether. Obviously the attacks were co-ordinated. By whom? The obvious candidate for the role was the expatriate rump LTTE which could be expected to include many lunatic fringe racists. The reasonable surmise is that their idiocy was checked by sane expatriate Tamils.

But attacks in the Colombo Telegraph persisted with attacks by one to three Tamils each week, not by as many as seven to ten as happened earlier. One of them blurted out in an unguarded moment that he regretted having to read me at all – divulging thereby that he was acting as the agent of a group. Another used to describe every one of my articles as “verbal diarrhea”, meaning that they are no better than verbal excreta, but he showed a familiarity with my writings going back to a quarter century, even correcting me on details long forgotten by me. He too is obviously the agent of a group. It is known that apart from the Naam Tamilar Katchi – which carried out the attack on Ambassador Ansar – there are other Tamil groups affiliated to the LTTE, virtual clones except that they seem to be even more extremist. Some, not all, of the Tamil attacks on me are by devotees of such groups.

I must emphasize before concluding that the Tamil attacks on me are not purely personal: they betray hatred and contemptuousness towards the Muslims as a whole. That was very apparent by Tamil responses to a series of articles I wrote clearing up misconceptions about Islam and the Muslims, particularly about Wahabism and Islamic fundamentalism. There was a notable Tamil refusal to accept that the IS is an aberration. One Tamil has been yelling in the CT columns that the SL Muslims are the consequence of inter-marriage with low-caste Tamils, particularly the Sakkilis. Clearly for him the Muslims as a whole are an utterly degraded lot. I have asked him whether the offspring of Westerners who married low-caste Tamils are also a degraded lot. No reply. I have also asked him how did it happen that in traditionally caste conscious Sri Lanka the Sinhalese kings appointed Muslims to high office. No reply. It is not surprising that with such notions about the Muslims some Tamil racists have directed against me a burning murderous hatred. The explanation is this: I, a Muslim, have acquired a certain kind of positive reputation, and the Tamil racists, even more than the Sinhalese racists, find that unbearable.

Some time ago I wrote an article refuting the preposterous charge that I have long been notoriously anti-Tamil. I won’t repeat any of that material. Instead I will deal with a charge that has perplexed me and others, the charge that I have always been notoriously anti-Indian. As far as I am aware that charge was originally made by one K.Arvind in 2006. But I have always held, among other things, that there was no imperialist intent behind the Indian intervention in 1987. I have held that position even when the political culture of the white van prevailed in Sri Lanka. The only sense I can make of that charge would be along the following lines. The Tamil racists want Eelam, which they know would be possible only with Indian intervention. They have to offer a solid pro-Indian enclave in the North East, and that would require the total elimination of the Muslim presence in the Eastern Province. The Indians have to be persuaded therefore to drive the Muslims away on the ground that all Muslims are always anti-Indian. They should not be fooled by the pretensions of an IH.

I am open to other interpretations, including the one that it’s just that the Tamil racists are quite mad. Anyway I think it is time for the LTTE and its clones to be extirpated from off the face of the earth. The decent Tamil majority, who are not racist, must see to that. Alternatively they cannot blame our armed forces for wanting to maintain a substantial presence in the North on a permanent basis. If the tiger won’t change its stripes, you can’t expect the lion to shed its mane.

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    Tamils and muslims? I have to laugh at that since most muslims in Sri Lanka are Tamil. Tamil is a language and Muslim is a religious identity. Muslims only created this nonsensical division (Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim) to benefit from the Tamil vs Sinhala problem. But denying that they were Tamil they wanted to get benefits from the Sinhala powers.
    And yes many Tamil Hindus and Christians dislike muslims. But its safe to say this applies to non-muslims across the entire planet. fFor example in the UK the locals dislike muslims the most out of all the migrant communities

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      Izeth Hussain

      RE: Tamil Islamophobic Racism

      Racism by the Tamils is ingrained in Hinduism and Castism. They are the most cast and racism conscious. They have so many castes. This is the curse of the Hindus and Tamils in preventing Egalitarian societies. Read HLD Mahindapala’s writings. Very revealing.

      It is like in Judaism. it is Racism.

      Only True Buddhism, True Christianity and True Islam and Other other non-Racist faiths are free from this blatant inhumanity to the fellow Homo Sapiens.

      What is currently practiced are not not True religions, but corrupted religions.

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        marakal amera tribe, you are a paid protester communist bigot.

        Ceylon had `racism` when it had European rule especially with the Portuguese rule because they themselves were ruled by brute force Muslims for 800 years.

        after 1948 there was no racism except SriMao and President Nasser together bringing in `faith and ethnic conflict`.

        Has that marriage with Muslim given the island a stockpile of Oil??
        It has only created sex slave like the Muslims.

        Paid troll, should be in the Dehiwala zoo in ambude under lock and key stupid bigot- creating wars.

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      Ugk! Sri Lankan Muslims are different from SL Tamils because they perceive themselves to be so. They have a different history, culture & religion. Many of them are probably of Arab origin, too.

      Just because the Scots, English, Irish & Welsh all speak English today it doesn’t mean they are all English. The fact that most South Americans now speak Spanish or Portuguese doesn’t mean they belong to one ethnic group. In Africa, too, many ex-colonies speak English or French but they are not one people.

      How intolerant some Tamils are of Muslims wanting to define themselves separately. One wouldn’t believe that so many have died precisely to claim this right for themselves.

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        The many disagreements with my blog indicate to me just how strong ethnic chauvinism is in our country. It is a vet sad state of affairs such intolerance.

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          “”The many disagreements with my blog indicate to me just how “”

          You may be underground, outer space or in the sea still trying to come onto land surface.

          The is no `blog` of yours in the newsroom only CT carries the blog.
          Clue DBJ Canada is a blog.

          take a book and read before being chauvinistic. Perhaps then the readers may appreciate what you have to say.

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        @ Manel Fonseka

        Another crap because of your Sinhala medium education.

        Do you know there were no so called Muslims in North-East before the arrival of Portugese.

        If these Thoppies are Arab origin why the hell they speak Tamil at home all over the country and practice Tamil traditions ?

        Muslims here are all converted Tamil Hindus

        Do you know the first conversation was started in Puttalam by a Tamil Hindu prince?

        It is because of the generosity of our great grand fathers we Tamils are suffering today.

        During the occupation of IPKF indians wanted to raze down all Muslims villages in North-East it is the Tamils who have stopped this as a generosity according to koli Horan these ungrateful Muslims collaborated with Sinhala army and killed and looted Tamils .

        If you don’t know the events please keep quite.

        Cheers

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          I did not study in the Sinhala medium.

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            Manel I have no intention of humiliating you. But I reminded of a couple of epic stories.
            The Chinese Monkey Epic: Hsiyuchi ; finally when the monkey met the `Buddha`(wisdom) Buddha then opened one hand and asked him to smell his own urine at the base of the middle finger, and told him how all this time he had never left the palm. Then the monkey acquired humility, and after being chained to a rock for 500 years, was freed by the Abbot and joined him in his pilgrimage.. After all, this monkey, which is an image of ourselves, is an extremely lovable creature, in spite of his conceit and his mischief. So should we, too, be able to love humanity in spite of all its weakness and shortcomings. Your MR1 – MR2 may own the island and yet both still sleep upon a bed of King size
            H128 x W160 x L215cm like most simple folk- from padura , buru anda to bed.
            Chinese in the mainland have a sense of humour and do not believe in Buddha God (maximum Buddhist in the world live at China) Mao the man who slaughtered millions of his own people died and 30 years ago WTO opened the doors to stop them from dying of hunger (2 eggs per week for family of 8 and a small piece 100 grams of meat per week). The older folk of today like Lanka’s talk of the great days of Mao saying we have so much of meat but it taste bad. The younger say life is a paradox. What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood?
            Writer, Thinker the Bard Shakespeare the author of 7 tragedies was never very religious, or concerned with religion. Shakespeare was like Nature herself. He merely lived, observed life and went away.
            The spread of civilization to Middle East (after Bin Larden 9/11) by USA spin doctors with tanks and airplanes – all these proceed upon animal logic to which all mankind is heir. BTW not a hum for 70 years from a highly civilized society Japan and they are into R&D and selling their products worldwide. What industry does Lanka have? Does it manufacture a gun no but enjoy playing Croak-et and drinking Hot Croako.
            What is Buddha? Buddha means wisdom in English. Do you know the meaning of sculptures by Hind king HariSena at Ajanta caves, Hand gesture Abyamudra both hands generally raised to shoulder height with arm bent. The palm of the right hand faces outwards and the fingers are upright and joined. CALM AFTER STORM. You see the five fingers they are not equal like all humans. Each finger conveys the algebraic equation in words equating to wisdom. Why the hair? Why the bindu on forehead,sagging pierced ear lobes? etc.
            Clue: Reality+?+?+?+? = Wisdom
            QED to all Sinha le in the picture book island I was born but is now weeping.
            (this is not a question for Muslims because they don’t believe in human figures, so we see the ancient gladiator beheading sharia law)
            Mahawamse is book from animal kingdom which does not permit reason even in the 21st centenary.

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          Chilean it’s probably a waste of time trying contradicting your prejudiced intolerance but I suggest you try reading some of the scholars on this topic – Sirima Kiribamune for instance. She says that the earliest West Asian/Arab traders to settle here were around 7th c. AC. This is not to deny subsequent settlement by Muslims from South India. And the earliest dated Muslim tombstones here seem to be 9th or 10th c.

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            I don’t see logic in your statement.
            The religion of Islam began in the 7th century and yo behold they appeared at Ceylon for spices when there are better spice islands- the war for spices.
            The Jews were the first to arrive in the western part of region driven away by the romans.

            From the way of communication I infer Your mother tongue is not English so am I right?

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              Portugese slave traders brought Bandaranaike,and Ratwatte’s from nutmeg islands Banda Islands. Nutmeg the spice of aristocrats – golden balls wars of the europeans.
              Pepper in SL – India is the main destination absorbing more than 50% of total pepper exported from Sri Lanka, followed by Pakistan and Egypt.
              Cinnamon and Saffron are available in plenty at places like Morocco but pepper was rare.
              The Arabs came to Cochin in the latter part of the 7th centenary for Pepper which was the currency of Spain and Portugal that they ruled not gold or silver. Some of them lived there as headquarters and married into the locals.
              So perhaps they may have had an agent like M&S has today at Lanka. They had similar agents at Banda Islands.
              Getting a DNA is cheap and simple but the former diplomat is afraid because he has more Cochin DNA strand.- tea with froth while the English always wait for the froth to go down like the beer served at pubs.

              To believe him is to believe that the sun revolves around earth. Arabs never navigated west because the world was flat for them. So Izeth and Manel refuse to network with western history Arab is west of Ceylon.

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              Jai bolo!

              Unlike in your case, English IS my mother tongue.
              And don’t forget there were Arabs before some became Muslims. I have checked up Kiribamune’s assertion & find that there was a settled Arab community in SL some centuries before Islam even. And some early tombstones have a calligraphy identified with Morocco & others with those of
              Yemen or Ethiopia.

              I won’t go into how the Tamil language became the main language of most Muslims here. That’ll just set off another load of unpleasantness.

              But what, may I ask, is illogical in my earlier comment?

              What puzzles me most, though, is, on the one hand, many Tamils insist that the Muslims are really Tamil & should therefore join their struggle for some kind of self determination; yet on the other they insult and belittle them & one would think they have no respect for them at all. Not exactly guaranteed to win them over to one’s side.

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                Manel Fonseka
                “Unlike in your case, English IS my mother tongue. “

                what is `mother tongue` and what is `native speaker`??
                do you know what is etymology and encyclopedia?? that is where you find the answer.
                clue: Don’t you still say amme and she say duva? Why you cry you say amma too.

                Unlike you! I am a one man melting pot with genes to prove it.

                Your borrowed Portuguese name does not make you Portuguese either.Vast number of Portuguese are mixed to Arabs and Africans and some even have European DNA like 30% Hispanics with blond hair calling themselves white Americans

                fonny, `What puzzles me most,¬??
                You have not answered my question what is the `Concept of Buddha` then you would not kill a mocking bird that sings.
                You see the five fingers of the buddha are they equal?

                They say toads return to the pond of their birth to breed Do all humans with dignity do that??

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                Manel Fonseka

                Thanks for your comment. It is an IQ distribution problem.

                1. “I have checked up Kiribamune’s assertion & find that there was a settled Arab community in SL some centuries before Islam even. And some early tombstones have a calligraphy identified with Morocco & others with those of Yemen or Ethiopia”

                They were then called Yonaka, not Arabs or Muslims.

                2. “What puzzles me most, though, is, on the one hand, many Tamils insist that the Muslims are really Tamil & should therefore join their struggle for some kind of self determination; yet on the other they insult and belittle them & one would think they have no respect for them at all. Not exactly guaranteed to win them over to one’s side.”

                Tamil was the language spoken bty the Malabar Traders who were mostly Tamil and many were Muslims. So, Tamil became the language of the “Muslims”. However. This is fast changing in the South as Sinhala has become the mother tongue and Sinhala the medium of instruction. This is also the case with Malays as well.

                3. .”.yet on the other they insult and belittle them & one would think they have no respect for them at all.”

                Most Tamils are stupid. Many are even stupider, with their IQ’s much lower than the average 79. See the Tamil IQ distribution below.

                Manet, get a better understanding of the bimodal IQ distribution of the Tamils, as published in CT. The Story Of Two Graphs drawn by A Tamil Man: By Mahesan Niranjan

                Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions

                https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

                https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/

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              Jai bolo

              I’m really amused that you have decided English is not my mother tongue. Can you point to anything that indicates this?

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                “”I won’t go into how the Tamil language became the main language of most Muslims here. That’ll just set off another load of unpleasantness. “
                There was no Pakistan east or west before 1947- a stupid political smash up by `President Truman the settlers in USA` against the wishes of Churchill. That is the spin Trump would undo as he promised in November 2015- `America is in a spin`

                Take a bit of trouble open up your mind pls don’t be like the mahawamse- The day buddha `was` Vijaya landed at Ceylon.
                History of the Jews in India:Judaism was one of the first foreign religions to arrive in India in recorded history.[4] Indian Jews are a religious minority of India, but unlike many parts of the world, have historically lived in India without any instances of antisemitism from the local majority populace, the Hindus.[ The oldest of the Indian Jewish communities is in Cochin.[1][13] The traditional account is that traders from Judea arrived in the city of Cochin, Kerala, in 562 BCE, and that more Jews came as exiles from Israel in the year 70 CE. After the destruction of the Second Temple.[14] It is also believed that the Jews settled in India when King Solomon was in power. This was a time that teak, ivory, spices, and peacock were popular in trade in Cochin. There is no exact date or reason to why they arrived in India but scholars date it to around the early Middle Ages. Cochin is a group of small tropical islands filled with markets and many different cultures such as Dutch, Hindu, Jewish, Portuguse, and British.[15] The distinct Jewish community was called Anjuvannam. The still-functioning synagogue in Mattancherry belongs to the Paradesi Jews, the descendants of Sephardim that were expelled from Spain in 1492,[14] although the Jewish community in Mattancherry had only six remaining members as of 2015.

                Take the trouble to visit your dear supporter Kerala and observe once you have read.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_India.

                If only you understood what is Buddha as I know from late Powerinpoche Rinpoche Bhutan royalty. be a good student. I don’t kill a mocking bird because it sings too.

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                “I’m really amused that you have decided English is not my mother tongue. Can you point to anything that indicates this? “”

                Say HeeHaw, HeeHaw, to the Buddha, now please read who the English are:
                They are not watti ammas of 3rd world.

                Never has the bard defined a word but everything he says is in the body and that is the way Anglo Saxons aspire to write. So it is possible to say where you come from and your genes from the way you write- at least 60%. It’s like speaking to the oldest immigrants the West Indians with the local accent but when the conversation goes on the voice cracks and we know. The emerald with a flaw is natural.
                This has been confirmed to me by Anglo Saxon professors at UCL.
                It’s like what good old bankers knew from a signature.
                You said `blog` presuming you knew what it meant.
                If english as was your mother tongue then you would never have attempted it, but would go along describing the `follow up post`. In Sinhala it’s called Pandithaya.
                The body of your post too says it’s not your mother tongue.
                Whether you are Sinhalese (ethnic), Tamil (ethnic) or Muslim (faith) too much of nationalism is not good for any nation. I heard there were debates at Lanka university in the late 60’s as to how English should be spoken trying to monkey the white commonwealth and America.
                Why did Hussain not study at Zahira college but go to St Josephs and study for free?- it’s the crowd that came to Colombo while the Brits were still there but not before WW1.- I know the crowd better that you do.
                Here at UK idiots send in complaints to the government and when the response is negative they scream racist. They are just bigots who did not know the strength of the person who was going to read the complaint. Same at Lanka if one writes in Sinhala and does not have an idea of Sanskrit.
                The yakkos: School dropout watti amma SriMao and the Muslims became anti UK while living off exports to the west and ruined the picture book country the Brits left.
                Muslims love to live in the UK because there is honey, money and freedom which their sharia law nations don’t offer yet they kill us all because they are sub-human. Mecca- Saudi what life do the citizens live? The technology to drill for Oil and its patent rights belong to America so when Gaddafi was ousted the Arabs could extract more than 50% of what they extracted and had to call in the Italians once again. You know we had Gas pipe line come to our kitchens So where is it now? Why have the Sinhalese Muslim panditiyo not been able to give it?? You can’t run for ever Trump (unlike others like Hillary//Obama there is no waffle waffle) is winning ISIS and their supporters beware.- Lanka’s main export destination USA.
                Exports – partners:
                US 26.1%, UK 9%, India 7.2%, Germany 4.3% (2015)

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                  Jai bolo!
                  What a scream! English is my mother tongue in more ways than one but I Shant tell you why. I’m not a Burgher either, nor was I born here.

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                  So was one of your Anglo Saxon profs at UCL Randolph Quirk. He taught me Linguistics but I’m not sure if he did A-S as well. Did you do Beowulf?

                  Incidentally, I never called my mother ‘amma’ nor she me ‘duva’.
                  And look up the word ‘blog’ & you will learn something.

                  What on earth have you brought the Jews into this for? Now if you were going to say something about their appropriation of another people’s land I might be interested but the Jews in India being the oldest in the world doesn’t interest me right now.

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                    “So was one of your Anglo Saxon profs at UCL Randolph Quirk. He taught me Linguistics but I’m not sure if he did A-S as well. Did you do Beowulf? “
                    I thought as much . you are the typical mouse ran from my hand linguist(arts subject) with no idea of information technology and its language. I see many with MA at English literature from UCL too. So you are no surprise -playing hide and squeak.

                    I studied at IIT Delhi and Leuven.

                    “Incidentally, I never called my mother ‘amma’ nor she me ‘duva’. “

                    Now I cannot believe you and do think you work for an employment agency sending women to the medieval middle east.

                    “And look up the word ‘blog’ & you will learn something. “

                    Please remember,I never used the word `promise` in any of my follow up post to you.

                    Weblog or weblog or web log n. A Web site that has regularly updated content reflecting the interests of the site’s host. Often, but not always, the content is in journal form, has highlights of news and information from other Web sites, and is presented from a personal point of view. On some sites, the Weblog is a collaboration between visitors to the site. The high-tech-oriented Slashdot.org is frequently cited as being among the best-known Weblogs.

                    A newsgroup consists of articles and follow-up posts. An article with all of its follow-up posts—which are (supposed to be) related to the specific subject named in the original article’s subject line—constitutes a thread.

                    Follow up post is my input like everyone else in this newsroom.

                    There is nothing i have to learn from you when it comes to technology i am onto 3D printing manufacturing this is subsequent to Computer-aided manufacturing by extruding. Even (dot) net. is known to me.

                    “What on earth have you brought the Jews into this for? Now if you were going to say something about their appropriation of another people’s land I might be interested but the Jews in India being the oldest in the world doesn’t interest me right now. “

                    You know what is benchmark? When we feel we have made a mistake we always go back to benchmark. That is the benchmark for anyone. But the final is DNA and carbon test, software 3D to recreate.

                    You are political animal while I am 3rd generation professional and its taboo for us to involve in politics.If you try that with me I do the cosmic dance and you would regret. Politicians come and go we are there to stay they belong to the humbug category of Buddhism- wealth, fame power- we buy and throw them in the garbage bin a the right time.

                    Politician is one who speaks the truth and sandwiches them with lies- Bernard Shaw close to British library where I have conversational evening tea with Prof and they are not my teachers- we don’t discuss politics.

                    I am a lucky person in this life, unlike you from 3rd world I have traveled 10 years India and 10 years China, reading and observing.

                    you have no Anglo Saxon genes – aren’t you an old woman ramona therese `fernando` she belongs to your class isn’t it??
                    When you are wrong you do not have the humility to say you are wrong- that exhibits character.Am I right?

                    (Lord Byron) — ‘Those who will not reason, are bigots,
                    those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.’
                    lets see which category you belong to.
                    Reread it please and use your head as it has nothing to do whether they are jews or palestanians, or isis or the devil himself.

                    I am sufficient as I am.

                    Tell me please, what is the `concept` of sinhalese,
                    and what is the concept of buddha not definition.

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                      Jan bolo – u are obviously a youngster compared with me. In the time I was at UCL information technology was yet to be born – the description, anyway.
                      Do you realize that lots of your sentences are confusing? Perhaps you should have studied English a little longer.

                      My mother is blond & blue-eyed & brought me safely thru the last 3 years of World War 2 despite bombs falling even in our street. I never called for ‘amma’ then either.

                      But we’ve moved a long way from the subject of the article here.

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                      “”Jan bolo – u are obviously a youngster compared with me. In the time I was at UCL information technology was yet to be born – the description, anyway.””

                      You are so uninformed. when man went to the moon july 69 an accountant named Dr Furkan came back from USA and conducted classes at colombo – PERT, IBM RPG for private students.I remember tea traders children doing O/l at that attending classes.

                      Meanwhile, England had to because the first monster comp was made here- PERT,IBM was taught at schools, an Anglo Saxon GP friend of mine now 70 years old and from Manchester told me that he did it as a hobby so in 2010 he taught himself HTML C++ (within 30 days flat by shutting self in room and he is a musician. then he joined BMA to help the doctors provide personalized medicine for all NHS patients as we are all different. His wife a doctor clueless like you but was head of primary care plus for 3 boroughs.(she was a dermo specialist)

                      Shape shape shape is a lankan mentality like zero casualty.

                      “”Do you realize that lots of your sentences are confusing? Perhaps you should have studied English a little longer.””

                      I am conversant with many languages and do not call myself a linguist as its not my subject.
                      Your comment is very common with labour class voters of UK and democrats of US. Folk who look for spelling mistakes and grammar in newsrooms need to get a life.- they all got many things to hide like Hillary Billary e-mail. You need a report in English pay me please and I write better than you in your presence- just to prove it.

                      So you are granny please stick to newspapers for it makes life easy than `blog`
                      Till around 2005 men and women with kids all over the world did not even have an e-mail account. please wait for my kids they have interest while the kids were on game boy. Here at London even big organizations did not have e-mail account of own until 2000- sic. While i have been on paperless fax’s since 1990 and making internet purchases from around 1995.IT was never my main subject. Too many folk in the world from arts only and spinning because they fear maths. Anyway we are going into robotics.

                      “My mother is blond & blue-eyed & brought me safely thru the last 3 years of World War 2 despite bombs falling even in our street. I never called for ‘amma’ then either. “

                      We have contact lens if you need violet and dye psychedelic too and high cheek bones are even carried out by dentist at Harley St.
                      So did your mum do the michael jackson skin graft too??

                      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.!

                      `But we’ve moved a long way from the subject of the article here.¬

                      He is in his dotage and has a personal problem ,
                      Most folk think he should be in the zoo.
                      you mean the attack – well wrong place wrong time. they have assaulted under provocation- like the Airline that went missing this would be hushed by Malaysia as they do not need others crap.
                      First principal in newsrooms, we don’t believe any one on the internet.
                      I am on this site for fun I have no left baggage whatsoever at Ceylon.
                      So are you ramona too?

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                      Jai bolo
                      My mother is Anglo Saxon & I was born in England. And Ramona wotsit is not my other pseudonym

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                      Manel Fonseka,
                      Manel in Spanish : Emanuela,the coming Messias!!
                      මානෙල්?? Anglo saxon??
                      since you call yourself a `linguist` who got into a brawl where angles dare not because the anglo saxon in you is working class I presume.

                      words , words words that lead to >>>learn a bit of philosophy.

                      tomorrow is the day of the golden mean.

                      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.- Bertrand Russel.

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        They were deliberately brainwashed by their anti Tamil southern Muslim elite like this author and their ilk to perceive themselves as different from their fellow Christian and Hindu Tamils in the island. They were told that they are descended from Arabs and Moors and they were not Tamils and were encouraged to discard every vestige of their Tamil culture and real South India heritage and look down on it and worship every thing remotely connected to the Arabs and the Middle east. They have been brain washed so much that could not see the obvious even in their mirror reflection that was staring back at them. They are Dravidians and Tamils and there was nothing Arab.
        The reality is far from their perception. More that 95% of them are purely descended from largely low caste Indian Tamil Hindus who converted to Islam and only migrated to the island between 600-100 centuries ago, either fleeing persecution in their South Indian homeland or for trading. They came in shallow wooden boats called in Tamil Marrakallam meaning the wooden boat or vessel. This is why the Sinhalese still call the Sri Lankan Muslims as ” Marrakalayo or Marrakalla minissu” literally meaning the people from the wooden boats. Just like many in the west now call most asylum seekers or refugees as boat people, as the vast majority arrive on boats.
        The remaining 5% have some distant Arab or other western Asian ancestry but even they are predominantly of Tamil Dravidian heritage. You can say that they are 90& to 95% Tamil in heritage and the rest Arab or Western Asian. Many of them largely belong to their southern elite trading families.
        Due to this little bit of Arab mixture and also due to their wealth, over generations they had used selective breeding. By selecting only pretty light or white skinned Tamil Muslim women or at times white Muslim women from other communities as their partners, many of them had largely bred out the darker skin and are now become quite light skinned.
        When challenged to provide proof of Arab origin for the Sri Lankan Muslims. The Moors Islamic council were only able to provide some sort of proof of a very distant male Arab ancestor for only a few 100 Muslims families in the island. This means than a distant male Arab ancestor for around 50000 Sri Lankan Muslims if I am generous, out of a population of 2 million. The rest had no Arab or any other western Asian ancestor amongst them. Even these few hundred families could only provide one distant male Arab ancestor, the rest of their ancestors were all Tamil and Dravidian. A little bit of Arab amongst a few hundred families does not make you Arab. You are still Tamil. We all have a little bit of something. That little bit is not everything.
        DNA analysis of the Sri Lankan Muslims, shows that have very little Arab and they are genetically no different from the island’s Sinhalese or Tamil population and they all genetically cluster with the South Indian population and with the South Indian Muslims from whom they originated from. You can lie and perceive a lot of things but DNA will never lie. I also can perceive and imagine that I am descended from Julius Caesar or Genghis Khan but perception and reality are two different things. Even the Arabs do not recognised the Sri Lankan Muslims as of Arab descent but have classified them as South Asian converts, that they really are. Largely low caste immigrant Indian Tamil Hindu converts to Islam.
        All their former surnames prove this Tamil origin. Marrikar, Lebbai, Rawther, Thambi, Kutti ETC. These are all Tamil Muslim caste names You do not find these names amongst other Indian Muslims communities. Until a generation ago everything about them reeked of Tamil, their names dress culture even their form of Islam. The 1000 year old very tolerant Tamil sufi Islam that is still largely practised in South India. Now all this has been deliberately discarded to be some form of pathetic clone of the Gulf Arabs just in the name of Islam.
        This has been deliberately done by their southern elite like this author, who have this miniscule amount Arab blood in them. Like I have stated before this like the part European Burgher community that is just a microscopic minority (of around 20000 now)amongst the island’s Christians, taking power and then brain washing the 2 million Sinhalese and Tamil Christians to think that they are not Sinhalese or Tamil but are descended from White Europeans and to hate their Sinhalese and Tamil heritage and origin and worship everything European.
        This is what this 5% southern Muslim Arab worshipping ,rabidly anti Tamil, elite that has around 5% Arab and 95% Tamil heritage like the author of this article have done to the 95% purely Tamil origin Muslim masses. It was done for their own selfish and power hungry gains. It was quite easy for them to this as they spoke the same language as the Muslims masses. Tamil. Looked like them only slightly fairer, dressed like them followed the same traditions and customs. Moreover like the Christian Sinhalese and Tamils the Tamil Muslim masses at that time were largely illiterate and gullible.
        The part European Burghers could not do this, as they were not interested in this and did not want to identify them selves the so called native Sinhalese and Tamil Christians. They also looked,spoke and behaved different. So that even the Sinhalese and Tamil Christians would have never identified themselves with them. Many of them looked quite European, spoke English, dressed like Europeans and followed European customs and culture.
        Trying to compare the Tamil Muslims to the now English speaking Scots Welsh and Irish or the now Spanish or Portuguese speaking Latin Americans is like comparing chalk with cheese. The Muslims of Sri Lanka are Tamil speaking and ethnically Tamils. They are low caste Tamils from South India who converted to Islam. There is no history of Arabs coming on a large scale and settling in the island or in South India. A few hundred stray Arab traders over a period of a few centuries taking local Tamil women in the island or in South India and producing a few thousand half caste bastards does not make them Arab. They are still Tamils with a few families having a distant Arab ancestor. DNA also proves this
        On the other hand there is enough and more evidence that the Scots Welsh and Irish are a different people with a different language and origin who adopted English or the many of the Latin Americans adopting Spanish. Their History and DNA proved this and their original old languages still linger and live on. Welsh and the Scottish and Irish forms of Gaelic are still spoken and in Latin American many of the original Indian languages too.
        Muslims in Sri Lanka have no history of speaking Arabic or any other language not even Sinhalese until recently. Just Tamil They were and are Tamils who are Muslims now for politics and power are trying to create a new artificial identity using a religion and a miniscule amount of Arab blood that a few hundred families have.
        Lots of Sinhalese and Tamils too have Portuguese Dutch British Arab and other blood in small doses. Then are they Portuguese Dutch or English? Or do the Sinhalese and Tamil Christians call or perceive themselves to be European or Jewish. In no other part of the world being Muslims means you belong to e different ethnicity or being associated with being Arab. Most Muslims in the world are not Arabs. In fact most of them are from the Indian subcontinent Indonesia and from Sub Saharan Africa.

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        [Just because the Scots, English, Irish & Welsh all speak English today it doesn’t mean they are all English. ]

        Irish language is the mother tongue of Irish

        Welsh language is the mother tongue of Welsh.

        Scottish language is the mother tongue of Scottish.

        what is the mother tongue of unclassified Sri Lankan Muslims?

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        Ms Manel Fonseka

        Your analogy of Lankan Muslims needs to be contested. “Many of them are probably of Arab origin, too” you innocently speculate. While there were a handful of ship-wrecked Arabs in the island in the pre-Portugese period the very vast majority of them came to the island during the British period – from the South Indian littoral. During times of ethnic tension here when Muslim political delegations took off to plead with Tamilnadu leaders for their safety – beginning from Badiu-din-Mahmud in the post-1983 period to Ashraff in the 1980s to Rauf Hakim in recent times
        their central prayer was they need protection because they are of South Indian stock, which is, of course, in harmony with historical accuracy.

        Their language, dress, customs, names were all South Indian (present Tamilnadu) There were a few hundreds during the Portugese time who were here in connection with the Spices trade. They were those helped by King Senarath and settled in Tamil-speaking EP as the Kandyan people did not want them settled in the highlands.

        This present day claim of Arab and Moorish origin by them is calculated to deceive. At your age, you will remember in the pre-1970s most Muslim men wore the Turkish head-gear – Red hat and tail. That was because they then preferred to identify themselves with the earlier successful Ottoman Empire. They gave this up when the Arabs struck oil in the early 1970s and switched to the Arab/Jewish skull cap since.

        Deception and changing sides quickly comes naturally to them. This is a universally acknowledged fact where followers of the faith are concerned.

        Good Lady! I appreciate your peaceful and good intentions. But don’t be mislead by pre-meditated perfidious plots.

        The Dravidian

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          Dravidian

          Bear with me for I am bit thick.

          What are you really saying?

          How does your history though not corroborated with evidence differ from Manel’s version?

          Please take your time.

          Where did you copy the name Dravidian? Did Max Muller Baptise you or are you related to him?

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    The LTTE is often accused of driving muslims out. But few realise that muslims stole lands of Tamil Hindus and Christian long before the LTTE came into existence. This was by giving assistance to Sinhala rioters, not by participating directly in the riots, but giving intelligence and other forms of logistical help. This happened throughout the 50s,60s and 70s. A muslim once confessed to my grandfather about this.

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      The LOOT came into the Cambridge dictionary from the invading Islamist Nawabs of the sub-continent.
      Finally in 1947 unelected president of USA Harry Truman gave away
      1 million sq kilometers of Hindu land to the Islamist – Pakistan east and west.
      Where did Bin larden hide pakistan and that is the problem only Trump can solve.
      Hussein also comes from Pakistan so he is eyeing the whole island as islamistan.

      his ambassador would have used foul language expecting them not to understand or else the Malaysian guards would have booked them at the scene than say simply enough stop it. remember this ambassador has served only in muslim countries so his arrogance.
      Muslim attackers always carry knives in the west too.

      hussain in his dotage at dehiwala zoo.

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      UGK

      This happened in Colombo, Western Province, Kandy and other places as well. Muslims were the larger beneficiaries of valuable houses, businesses, industries of Tamils in July ’83. Most of this they happened to buy at give-away prizes. Tamils also suffered in the State services, where you hardly see a Tamil now. Whereas, earlier it was not only in larger numbers but they also were efficient and competent as Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, journalists and other professionals.

      Kettikaran

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    Hello Nanaa tell us what is the qualification of this Thoppi High Commissioner in Malaysia ?
    This Thoppi HC was attacked because of his foul mouth he thought he is living in Sri Lanka ..
    Do you know there are 1.5 Tamil Malaysian nationals live there and have 7 Tamil dailies which give regular coverage of massacre of Tamils in this country ..blood is thicker than water.

    In Malaysia Muslims have lot of constitutional protection …and why they should care about this Thoppi HC ?

    Can you tell Why there are more Thoppies at foreign ministry than Tamils ?

    What about Thoppies attack and loot Hindu temples in North-East? This is not a problem.???

    Thoppies today are being attacked all over the world because of their stone age faith ..yestreday in Germany there was attack …Germany anti immigrant party is getting popular and warned if they come to power they will stop all Thoppies enter Germany.

    Another party in Holland already made it clear when they come to power their country will be out of bounds to Thoppies.

    US next president will seal the fate of Thoppies there.

    Tell us why your Thoppies all over the world like to go to west the land of infidels who practice haram ?
    Why not your stone age minded Mullahs can’t declare fatwa on this migration.
    Why guardian of Islam fanatic Saudies can’t absorb all thoppies inside their country and show how milk and honey flow when they pray 5 times daily?

    Cheers

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      Cholan!
      Ambassador Ansar has been in the Foreign Service since 1985 – over 30 years. During that time he served in the UK & Indonesia & was Ambassador in 3 or 4 other countries. He has also been Chief of Protocol & has qualified as a lawyer. He is is therefore a qualified & experience diplomat.

      Read the account of the assault that DB Jeyaraj has given in today’s Daily Mirror.

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        Probably planted by Hameed Naanaa then Foreign Minister there are many Muslims with postal education are being served as Diplomates/ ambassadors in overseas.

        Ever heard a dentist served as a Consular General on behalf of any country ? This can happen only here….even poor African countries and Bangladesh have strict rules about selecting foreign envoys

        BTW envoys who are serving in Commonwealth countries are being described as High Commissioner not Ambassador.

        Cheers

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        “Manel Fonseka”

        Who cares about DBS the opportunist, yet another boxed up journalist from north.

        In every hierarchy there is a level of incompetency.

        JR believed in that universal principal only when he got knocked out.

        “Foreign Service since 1985 – over 30 years””

        You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

        If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.

        But he refused to learn- “30 years”. when one stops learning he becomes vegetable.

        What is the difference between 1 year experience and 30 years experience??
        He proved just time not good or bad until it caught up on him

        Diplomacy is saying the nastiest thing in the most pleasant way.

        stupid man lost his cool and abused poor folk.

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      CHolan

      “Can you tell Why there are more Thoppies at foreign ministry than Tamils ? “

      Interesting Comment, but not factual on the High Commissioner.

      The Paras, Para-Sinhala do not trust the Para-Tamils because most are LTTE ans Separatist agents, who wants to divide the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      This incident, the expulsion of Para-Muslims and Para- Sinhala from the North by the Para-Tamils and shows that the Para-Tamils are quite racist. This was also indicated by the attack on the Para-Sinhala Students at the Jaffna University by the Para-Tamil Students.

      CHolan, give up your Para-Hinduism, racism, cast-ism, and become and become a True Buddhist, Not Para-Sinha;a Buddhist. Agnostic or even an Atheist.

      This will certainly cure your Para-ailments.

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        American settlers are not called para, para-anglo saxons or
        para-Scottish, nor are the immigrants to the west given the prefix para.

        you have to be `Harami`(Hindi:from a low bred basted family) to use prefix Para Sinhalese or Para Tamil or Para Muslim.
        There is a hindi word called `paradeshi` means foreigner. you never knew it till you found the word on CT comments.
        FOREIGNER= परदेशी (pr. {paradeshi} )(Noun)

        You are on purpose using the abusive form of the sinhala word paraya.
        Race (noun) SA had racism blacks vs whites but not ethnic or faith.
        So you are from animal kingdom to denounce all when even Veddha does not use such derogatory terms of new arrivals?? Even Red Indian used the term pale face.
        Because Lanka problems is faith and ethnic (folk of same race)
        Said it before UN does not use race from 1950 arbitrarily because there is scientific and biological proof.
        Aren’t you a member of ISIS??

        *************
        CT please give us a ruling and it would be accepted because Veddhas came 35,000 years ago and do not have the privileges that Gitano (gypsy) who came to Europe from North India 50,000 years ago- Gypsy (white) does not need to stand in any queue they go right in front at any government department or embassy etc.
        Amarasir is a repeating record on every thread with outdated IQ as if he is omniscient with a bell curve score of 210 surpassing Shakespeare, Descartes. Race and this para prefix – thks.

        In Sri Lanka the people who performed such a task were viewed at low esteem and the word Para is commonly used in a demeaning context.

        September 5, 2013
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/para-dhemala-on-the-meaning-of-the-word-para-by-professors-sarvan-and-roberts/

        **************
        English Dictonary
        para-1
        Word Origin
        1.
        a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, most often attached to verbs and verbal derivatives, with the meanings “at or to one side of, beside, side by side” ( parabola; paragraph; parallel; paralysis), “beyond, past, by” ( paradox; paragogue); by extension from these senses, this prefix came to designate objects or activities auxiliary to or derivative of that denoted by the base word ( parody; paronomasia), and hence abnormal or defective ( paranoia), a sense now common in modern scientific coinages ( parageusia; paralexia). As an English prefix, para- 1, may have any of these senses; it is also productive in the naming of occupational roles considered ancillary or subsidiary to roles requiring more training, or of a higher status, on such models as paramedical, and paraprofessional: paralegal; paralibrarian; parapolice.
        2.
        Chemistry. a combining form designating the para (1, 4) position in the benzene ring.
        Abbreviation: p-.
        Compare meta- (def 4b), ortho- (def 2b).
        Expand
        Also, especially before a vowel, par-.
        Origin of para-1 Expand
        Greek< Greek para-, combining form representing pará (preposition) beside, alongside of, by, beyond
        para-2
        1.
        a combining form meaning “guard against,” occurring in loanwords from French, or, via French, from Italian: parachute; parasol.
        Origin Expand
        < French < Italian para, 3rd singular present of parare to prepare against, ward off < Latin parāre to prepare
        para-3
        1.
        a combining form extracted from parachute, forming compounds denoting persons or things utilizing parachutes or landed by parachute: paradrop; paradoctor; paraglider; paratrooper.
        Dictionary.com Unabridged
        Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
        Cite This Source
        British Dictionary definitions for para- Expand
        para-1
        prefix
        1.
        beside; near: parameter, parathyroid
        2.
        beyond: parapsychology
        3.
        resembling: paramnesia
        4.
        defective; abnormal: paraesthesia
        5.
        subsidiary to: paraphysis
        6.
        (usually in italics) denoting that an organic compound contains a benzene ring with substituents attached to atoms that are directly opposite across the ring (the 1,4- positions): paradinitrobenzene, para-cresol, p- Compare ortho- (sense 4), meta- (sense 4)
        7.
        denoting an isomer, polymer, or compound related to a specified compound: paraldehyde, paracasein
        8.
        denoting the form of a diatomic substance in which the spins of the two constituent atoms are antiparallel: parahydrogen Compare ortho- (sense 6)
        Word Origin
        from Greek para (prep) alongside, beyond

        para-2
        combining form
        1.
        indicating an object that acts as a protection against something: parachute, parasol
        Word Origin
        via French from Italian para-, from parare to defend, shield against, ultimately from Latin parāre to prepare
        Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
        © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
        Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
        Cite This Source
        Word Origin and History for para- Expand
        before vowels, par-, word-forming element meaning "alongside, beyond; altered; contrary; irregular, abnormal," from Greek para- from para (prep.) "beside, near, issuing from, against, contrary to," from PIE *prea, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per ). Cognate with Old English for- "off, away."

        word-forming element meaning "defense, protection against; that which protects from," from Italian para, imperative of parare "to ward off," from Latin parare "make ready" (see pare ).

        Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
        Cite This Source
        para- in Medicine Expand
        para- or par-
        pref.

        Beside; near; alongside: paranucleus.

        Beyond: parapsychology.

        Incorrect; abnormal: paradipsia.

        Similar to; resembling: paratyphoid.

        Subsidiary; assistant: paramedical.

        Isomeric; polymeric: paraldehyde.

        A diatomic molecule in which the nuclei have opposite spin directions: parahydrogen.

        Abbr. p- Of or relating to one of three possible isomers of a benzene ring with two attached chemical groups in which the carbon atoms with attached groups are separated by two unsubstituted carbon atoms. Usually in italic: para- bromoiodobenzene.

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          Jai_Bolo , Dimwit

          “you have to be `Harami`(Hindi:from a low bred basted family) to use prefix Para Sinhalese or Para Tamil or Para Muslim.”

          Dimwit, read below for your own edification.

          The Use of the Term Para for Sinhala, Tamils, Muslims, Portuguese, and others is the correct usage of the term. Para-Deshis, Strangers, foreigners in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, accurately describe the Paras.

          Take for example the word Micron. Ti is usually refereed to as millionth of a meter. How do you know that it is a millionth of a mete or a foot ot a pound or a kilogram. After all a millionth of a kilogram is called mill–gram.

          So the micron should be reffed to as a Micro-meter. Only Morons calls the micrometer a micron.

          Similarly, most Sinhala, Tamils, Muslims etc. in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho are morons. with average IQ of 79. They should be correctly referred to as Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims, Para-Portuguese, etc.

          After All, Paradesi Synagogue in India.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradesi_Synagogue

          The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is “foreigners”, applied to the synagogue because it was built by Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue.

          National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

          Spanish Simplified Chinese French German Russian Hindi Arabic Portuguese
          The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

          http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

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            Amera Tribe ,the ISIS rep at lanka who thinks his mind is bigger than Samuel Johnson.

            “”The Use of the Term Para for Sinhala, Tamils, Muslims, Portuguese, and others is the correct usage of the term. Para-Deshis, Strangers, foreigners in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, accurately describe the Paras.””

            5-H-1-T – polite medical term for shit.

            Yours is derogatory term or foul language and does not fall in any encyclopedia of the world.

            Animal Being = Reality – Dream. thats you

            Sloth stay on the tree with your kind and be happy.

            In the world of mortals you know how matters are settled in a pub or coffee shop??

            You are no Galileo neither are you Gotabaya when he was the power with the gun. Sub-Human Piece of Sh*t.

            The clergy and the gentlemen of the period were determined to have a showdown with Galileo. the fact that Galileo was convinced that he was wrong strengthened the belief of the clergy of that period they were right. That settled the matter neatly.

            Why do Americans Say give me Hi5 ?? If you have a mind and IQ above 50What does it mean,

            Stupid paradesi in the land.

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            “Take for example the word Micron. Ti is usually refereed to as millionth of a meter. How do you know that it is a millionth of a mete or a foot ot a pound or a kilogram. After all a millionth of a kilogram is called mill–gram. So the micron should be reffed to as a Micro-meter. Only Morons calls the micrometer a micron. “

            slippery slitherer, I never asked you
            why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?

            Almost all your `follow up posts` on CT are like an Islamist fixed answer – there is no God but Allah.

            You understand English grammar then reread my post from

            English Dictionary para-1 Word Origin……

            Now try to fit `para` to Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, and show me sense.

            What I like about Gotabaya is he would empty a magazine on folk like you – not that I wish.

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              Jai_Bolo , Dimwit,

              “English Dictionary para-1 Word Origin…”

              The Word Para-deshi, Stranger is of Indian Origin , and was and is used in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. to refers to foreigners and strangers for at least 2,500 to 3,00 years. During that period, the English were living in caves, and were Germanic.

              The Para-Sinhala used to refer to Tamils, as Para-Demala, Tamil-Foreigners, Tamil-Strangers. The Portuguese were refereed to as Parangios, Foreigners. The Indians called the Westerners Farangi.

              The word para has also other meaning from other cultures, but are not related to the meaning of the Indian root, Para = Foreigner, Stranger.

              Para, Turkish, from Persian pāra ‘piece, portion.’

              Para, a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, most often attached to verbs and verbal derivatives, with the meanings “at or to one side of, beside, side by side”,. Examples are Para-formaldehyde, Para-Chloro Benzoic acid etc.

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                Garbage from a bigot!
                You just proved you are not human but from the animal kingdom like mahawamse – distorted mind.
                Sanskrit still supersedes All other languages in India.
                You are clueless like the Muslim bigots about Sanskrit but one shot language ex_pert product of sub standard peradeniya education with entry from back door thans to Bada udin.

                Remember Fatima Fukushima your favourite ISIS soldier and the inventor of My3 that all the stupids in the land loved.

                Sanskrit has a rich vocabulary for almost everything subjective, and sex is no exception!

                `maithuna` -n. union , connection – sexual intercourse.

                Aren’t you enjoying MR1 to MR2???

                modayas in the borrowed ambude of the Native Veddha.

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                Amara Tribe ISIS, Rump.

                “”National IQ Scores – Country Rankings Spanish Simplified Chinese French German Russian Hindi Arabic Portuguese The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.””

                “”Jai_Bolo , Dimwit,”

                You are evading the questions put forth on my follow up post and playing the classic zero casualty game of Lankan’s.

                First I must `expose` `expose` as you have always insisted.

                You have no mind but are a `banana` (patient with jaundice addicted to sex) you definitely have no idea of the concept of dim or wit but you borrowed the word from N.V post.

                Noticeably, has excluded ` Amara Tribe ISIS, Rump` as you are sucking into his spoils,- political spin doctor.

                Internet English – troll, means what most on CT are, but you are one step higher known as `pook` please refer the correct English dictionary where you find both words
                (as kids we always refer a dictionary/encyclopedia even when reading a novel and never asked anyone for meaning, in this age CT posters don’t even google to find out the concept of the word they use but are interested in typo, spelling, and grammar- just 3rd world socialist/communist Buddha bums, who have no life of their own)

                Copy paste grunt, grunt grunt the hump ISIS atop the minaret in the hill areas of Lanka.
                You cannot be wise because your weakness is sex. (You have proved it on CT post)
                You cannot reason because you are a bigot. (You have proved it on CT post)
                You never knew Iceland its democracy and their faith. (You have proved it on CT post)

                You were given years to update your information but your backup squad of sub humans are a rotten failure so the recurring garbage. Your response was I will copy and paste the same till I bore all follow up post on CT. Why does CT tolerate?? You hoodwinked CT when they stopped you from using the prefix `para` once before??

                Sumanasekera, Jim Softy that NV calls dimwit copy and paste same old tripe for years. Every post of theirs is different though they are trolls.

                How can 21 million have the same IQ?? You must have 5 fingers all of the same size like a Toad. Speaking to `Head-Hunter’s` (for the top most positions in the world) they say – Human Resources Departments in the west have stopped using IQ test criteria for employment because it is faulty. So it’s not a criterion for even an individual because as any psychiatrist would say man/woman is unpredictable. Men usually say woman is unpredictable because it’s a man-made world for men only and men don’t admit that they are unpredictable and don’t listen too while woman are good listeners.

                Placed in the dock and if you are cross-examined you would make tea in your Muslim gown within ½ hour. You have never passed an exam with ancillary `statistics` as a subject to know that your five fingers are unequal (averages) even without sight. Only toads think otherwise and toads generally go back to their place of birth to breed.

                You have no sense of shame stupid tripe. You are mirroring your own image in all your follow up post throughout the years. You are hiding behind Native Veddha who is the most informative follow up poster on CT.

                He never says I don’t know but shall be back soon and the information he gives about Lanka is 99% right.

                Why don’t you say in the sewer than scream from a minaret or explode self in the mosque?

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    why not your are not barking at KL high commission officers who have done nothing to save the High Commissioner instead one diplomat is filming the attack ?

    This shows the Sinhalese Diplomates at SL high commission in Malaysia are happy to see this Thoppi get kicks ..

    it seems this was a Sinhala -Tamil combine attack on this Thoppi HC… wonder what is his qualification.

    Cheers

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      This article is crying and weeping for his writings of the past nothing of any substance and in the process had whelped out the hate he has been holding insinuate against Sri Lankan Tamils by willfully dropping the real description of attackers of the High commissioner. Despite mentioning it who the real culprits were, wherever necessitated dragged the whole Tamils into this canard while whelping out.
      This even after Mahinda Rajapaksha himself and the Parliament it self have clearly stated the real crooks of those attack!

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    Tamil casteist racism is so overt, crude and limitless. But then this is how they have treated their own lower castes.

    The projection of hate to others is simply and extension of the hatred they display towards their own internally.

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      “Tamil casteist racism is so overt, crude and limitless. But then this is how they have treated their own lower castes. The projection of hate to others is simply and extension of the hatred they display towards their own internally.”

      Did you know that most Tamils in Malaysia are lower caste Tamils from Tamil Nadu? These attackers were probably them. Did you also know that LTTE was mostly made of lower caste Tamils and most of those massacred by the genocidal Sri Lankan army were also from lower castes?
      So here are lower caste Tamils are fighting for other lower caste Tamils. How are you going to twist this to scapegoat the entire community for casteism?

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        he is a bigot and low class southern sinhala buddhist jvp terrorist.

        he does not know what is race and what is ethnic.
        the noun race was abolished by UN in 1950.
        he just uses words like most in the newsroom without studying what that word means- English as 2nd language and can’t be bothered. But assist begging from the western world.

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        The attack in Malaysian embassy is planned by Mahinda group and the amsaador was Mahinda’s man. It is not difficult for Mahinda to buy some Tamils in Malysia for his drama. Even yesterday there were attacks on Muslim mosques in Kandy by Sinhalese. This Islamic State fundaentalist do not worry about that because he wants to turn the Sinhalese attention towards Tamils in order to create or convert Srilanka into a islamic state. Unless Sinhalese leadership realise this fact, the birth of Islamic state is inevitable.

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    Mr. Izeth,
    Why have you been silent all these years when you were criticized? You have all the chance to respond with a reply then and there. If you didn’t they assumed you deserve their comments. Now this article is another foolishness of you to invite rivalry from all over the world. It is okay to show your racial stigma, or anti religious writing. But it is not okay for a writer to invite rivalry like what you are doing. Are you not going to be travelling anywhere or show up in public places? Don’t be foolish please.

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    Wahabist Islamists are hated not just by the Tamils but by the rest of humanity as much as the Wahabists hate the rest of humanity. Mr Hussein must write about the phobia against his fellow muslims and their murderous tendencies rather than about a few Tamils assaulting a fence sitting Islamic ambassador sending off opposition MPs so that his future could be assured in the unlikely event that they could come back into power. The fellow Sinhalese officers perhaps enjoyed the assault and would probably have joined in if they could. They ran away, watched and returned after the event. Such is the high regard that Thopi turners are held in by the rest of Sri Lanka.

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      Mama Sinhalam

      “Wahabist Islamists are hated not just by the Tamils but by the rest of humanity as much as the Wahabists hate the rest of humanity. Mr Hussein must write about the phobia against his fellow muslims and their murderous tendencies rather than ..”

      You need to be factual here.

      If you do a search on the CT archives, you will see that Izeth Hussein has written well over 12 articles on Wahhabies and Wahhabi Terrorism, very critical of them, and exposing their Satanic, Iblisic Ideology.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/?s=Izeth+Hussein&x=0&y=0

      Wahhabis No. 1 targets are other Muslims, especially Shia, Sufi and Ahmaedia, Muslims.

      Then they are after other Suni Muslims who are not Wahhabies.,

      Then they are after all non-Muslims, but they will accept them as non-Muslim, infidels.

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    Izeth

    why don’t you have the courage and own up to the civil war that is taking place within Islam globally.

    Your futile attempt to sweep under the carpet the internal civil war within Islam as an external Islamaphobia is giving credibility to the ISIS terrorist.

    Perhaps it is intentional and perhaps You are part of the international net work of Islamic terrorist.

    You want to take cover behind so called and non existent Tamil Islamic phobia to promote ISIS in Sri Lanka.

    TO be honest CT readers of all colour and race and religion are fed up of your ranting of Tamil Islamaphobia.

    You have so far failed to condemn ISIS and their terrorism

    You are Haram and not Halal

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    There you go..

    Suren Surendra is a the main cog, and as important as Bodhi Sira for Batanalada Ranil’s Yahapalanaya .

    While the latter was hired to keep the Sinhala Buddhist majority quiet, Suren Surendran was supposed to force the Diaspora to get together and keep them under control.

    Looks like it has back fired big time on both sides.

    Bodhi Sira’s emissaries, Musthafa, who got a mention here, and Bodhi Sir’s own kind Minister Kalu Aiyya, were sort of booted out from their latest Meet the Press, by the journalists themselves.

    I don’t blame them, I mean the new generation of electronic journos do not suck up to the Elite and the Anglicans unlike the old hats.

    Because they are from normal mum and dad families, where there are no poodles to play with.

    Has Suren Surendran got Diaspora under control?.

    Obviously not. It seems to be divided between the Haves and the Have nots, exactly like among our Sinhala Buddhists majority under Yahapalanaya.

    The significance is the similarity, which is the majority of both are the Have nots.

    Federal Eelaam for Vellala Sambandan which is the main theme of Batalanada Ranil’s Yahapalanaya is not going to help the majority of the Diaspora either, for many reasons.

    Perhaps I should touch on them separately because these are too important to be discussed wholesale..

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      “Federal Eelaam for Vellala Sambandan which is the main theme of Batalanada Ranil’s “

      MS, RW and CBK are unable to provide official residence for the opposition Leader, leave alone Federal Eelaam.

      Could you help old Trinco Sam find a house suitable for an opposition leader. Or one from Wimal Sangili Karrupan Weerawansa’s investment portfolio.

      You love Trinco Sam, don’t you?

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    The Tamil youth who wanted to protest against the visit of Rajapakse were gathered at the airport . They were asking several people including the ambassador “where is Rajapakse?”. The ambassador Ansar had answered them with some insulting remarks. This ended up in an argument and subsequent assault. I am NOT condoning this act of violence. It was wrong for those Tamil youth to assault the ambassador.
    But this lunatic Izeth Hussain is spinning a theory about “Islamaphobia”

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      The Tamil youth who wanted to protest against the visit of Rajapakse were gathered at the airport .

      Two of the thugs caught were one 26 and the the other 35.

      Are they youth ?

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        @ Jim Softy

        Next time when Murderpaksa visit Malaysia you can go as his personal security and challenged Tamil there …have guts?????

        For 30 years you were hiding under bed hugging your wife now writing here..

        When poverty Indian forces invade here it was the Tamils who have challenged them and taught a lesson..where were you…your Malwatta and Asgiriya Ayotullahs.. card board Sinhala army at that time

        Cowards have only mouth.

        Cheers

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          Where were the tough talking Tamils when the SL forces obliterated the Tamil Terrorists? Did they go to Nandhikadal to fight with their Terrorist brothers and sisters or hide under their beds in London and elsewhere? Ah! I remember now; they had fast unto death parties in London eating Hamburghers. Eat, Drink and be Merry and, try to forget the HUMILIAITING DEFEAT!

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            lal loo

            “Ah! I remember now; they had fast unto death parties in London eating Hamburghers.

            So you read this in updated Mahawansa. It is interesting the facts tell different story:

            Daily Mail and Sun pay out to Tamil hunger striker
            Papers apologise to Parameswaran Subramanyam after falsely claiming he sustained himself with hamburgers during fast

            A Tamil refugee who went on a 23-day hunger strike in Parliament Square last year has received an apology and almost £80,000 in damages from the Daily Mail and the Sun over false allegations that he secretly sustained himself with hamburgers.

            Parameswaran Subramanyam, 29, became the public face of the 73-day Tamil protests in Westminster after he decided to stop eating in the hope of drawing the world’s attention to what was happening to his people in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war.

            He gave up his hunger strike on 30 April after the then foreign secretary, David Miliband, wrote him a letter explaining the “strenuous efforts” the government was making to bring about a ceasefire on the island. He then spent five days recovering in hospital.

            Although his actions won him the support and admiration of many Tamils, their affection turned to animosity in October 2009 after the Daily Mail ran a story falsely claiming Subramanyam had broken the strike by eating burgers and had been caught doing so by a Metropolitan police surveillance team. The allegations were then repeated in a story published on the Sun’s website, headlined “Hunger Striker Was Lovin’ it”.

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            Today, Subramanyam’s solicitor, Magnus Boyd, told the high court that the articles had “[struck] at the heart of the claimant’s integrity, undermining the single achievement for which he became known and respected”.

            He added: “As a direct result of the defendants’ publications, the claimant was ostracised by the Tamil community and its supporters who believed that the claimant had betrayed them and that the claimant had in fact undermined the Tamil struggle globally.”

            Not only were the allegations false, said Boyd, the Met superintendent in charge of the policing operation had also confirmed that no video evidence existed because there had been no police surveillance team using the “specialist monitoring equipment” alluded to in the Daily Mail article.

            Victoria Jolliffe, counsel for Associated Newspapers and News Group newspapers, told the court that both organisations had withdrawn the allegations and apologised “sincerely and unreservedly” to Subramanyam for the distress that had been caused.

            He is understood to have accepted damages of £30,000 from the Sun and £47,500 from the Daily Mail. The newspapers will also pay his legal costs.

            Subramanyam said he felt both organisations should have done more to check the story with the Met before running it. Had they done so, he said, “it would have become clear to them that the allegations they intended to publish were false”.

            He said he was still angry at his treatment by the Mail – and particularly its claim in court today that it had published the article “in good faith based on information that, at the time, was understood to be reliable”.

            Today’s apology, he said, did not go far enough in repairing the damage done to his reputation.

            “I have been shunned, publicly abused and received numerous extremely distressing and frightening telephone calls and text messages,” he said. “I have received death threats and on occasions felt unable to leave my home for fear that I may be attacked.”

            “Ultimately, I feel the Daily Mail has used my apology and the court statement as an opportunity for it to absolve itself of any responsibility for publishing the false claims.”

            Siobhain McDonagh, the Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, which is home to many Tamils, welcomed the news.

            “Fasting was the sacrifice [Subramanyam] was making to bring the UK’s attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of Tamils being killed and injured by the Sri Lankan government,” she said.

            “To suggest that he had broken his fast in secret, at the height of the civil war was an insult to him, to his community and to those victims.”

            Boyd, a partner at solicitors’ firm Carter-Ruck, said that the case showed how important an individual’s reputation was.

            “It’s not just a concept,” he said. “It has real meaning in people’s lives. When someone’s reputation is damaged, something very fundamental to them as people is damaged and I have seen it with Parameswaran. He has turned inside himself with this case.”

            https://www.theguardian.com/
            media/2010/jul/29/daily-mail-sun-
            parameswaran-subramanyam

            Eat, Drink and be Merry and, try to forget your lies

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              Dear Native,

              I didn’t realize you are the Public Relations Officer for the Tigers of the Diaspora Eelaam – TDE..

              BTW who picks up the Tab.. Suren or Rudrakumaran?..

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                KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

                Joke apart, when one sees uninformed ignorant like you rant in this pages, its comic relief for all of us.

                When one sees blatant lies, one is duty bound to challenge it whether its about Gota’s USA jobs or Chola empire in South East Asia.

                I am only obeying my Wise Elders’ Edict.

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            “when the SL forces obliterated the Tamil Terrorists?”

            With the help of terrorist countries like Pakistan. Nothing to be proud of. An out-manned and out-powered rebel group kicked your ass for decades proving how inept bunch of cowards you all are even with the help of UK, U.S., Pakistan, China and India. Shame shame.

            “Ah! I remember now; they had fast unto death parties in London eating Hamburghers.”
            A lie spread by trashy tabloid junk like Daily Mail which was successfully sued for libel. But it’s a appropriate source for Sinhala modayas to get their info from.

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            @ Lal
            @ lal

            A group of 100 people even can kill an elephant with stones and sticks

            Sinhala card board army with the help of 34 countries and with chemical weapons ignoring all norms and rules of war massacred Tamil

            Even in many world wars they have never killed surrendered people ..

            Only fools will celebrate this borrowed…artificial ..fake victory…

            Cowards 30 years you were all hiding under beds ..shivering and wet pants when heard the name Tigers now bark

            Can you go in front of Karuna and slap him who is roaming in Colombo freely ?

            Cheers

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        how old was ranil as minister of youth?

        Moron it takes long to be young.

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    As a Tamil, I condemn the attack.

    Regarding this article, I leave it to the Muslim readers to response.

    :-)

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      Humpty Dumpty back again and seated on the wall as always.

      I don’t because unlike you I reason out.

      diplomacy is saying the nastiest things in the most pleasant way.

      he proved he had over 30 years of bad experience and refused to learn.

      Anyone working in human resources or factory etc would never abuse a poor man- he would beat you because that is the language they know.
      To top it he knows law too- any defense criminal lawyer will say the same – never abuse the poor.

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    Prof. Dr. Ramasamy, Penang Deputy Chief Minister, issued a statement after his press conference in Komtar, Penang in which he alleged that all was not as clear as was being made out to be. In fact, he alleged that while he will not stand by the violence yet, there were reliable reports that claimed that the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ibrahim Sahib Ansar, has provoked the young protesting men.

    Why is he doing it?

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      Why is he doing it?

      How do they provoke ?

      Were these Tamils animals and did not have a brain to think ?

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        @ Jim softy ( Sinhala name?)

        This Thoppi HC would have arrogant in relying to the Malaysian Tamil guys ….the same way many Thoppies behave here.So what you expect kiss’?.

        Probably this hardware salesman HC doesn’t know Malaysia is another country with different laws ..

        Murderpakse was hiding in KL … Tamils there were searching all hotels and Viaharas ..lucky ..this blood thirsty has escaped …otherwise..

        Animals ??? Sinhalese who have burned Tamils alive from 1956-1983 .are suitable for this word.

        Cheers

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        jim softy Dimwit

        “Were these Tamils animals and did not have a brain to think ?”

        You should be happy that Ansar is alive. Luckily those hoodlums didn’t have Sinha Le in their brain, otherwise they would have burnt him alive.

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    Dear Izeth,

    Your unnecessary anti-Tamil rants have been getting worse.

    “……….Hysterical hatred and mad dog rage………………………”
    Sure.
    Your rants have been identified by yourself, correctly.

    Now you are saying that Tamils abroad had no reason to attack Mahinda Rajapakse.
    This confirms that you yourself are part of the ‘lunatic fringe’.
    In which world are you living?

    Islamaphobia now exists all over the world – read European and American news.

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    Mr. Izeth Hussain is rambling a lot of nonsense. These people who attacked Ansar were people of Indian origin. South Indians are angry with Rajapakse for his ant-Tamil violence and extrajudicial killings. I cannot believe that how Izeth Hussain thinks this was done by LTTE. He says”. If the tiger won’t change its stripes, you can’t expect the lion to shed its mane” He goes on to justify military control of North and East as if Tamil people deserve it. Who is the racist now, is it Izeth Hussain or the thugs who attacked the ambassador?
    Just like these Tamil hooligans who attacked the ambassador, Sinhala thugs including university students have attacked Tamils on numerous occasions. Is Izeth going to explain all these conflicts with his Tiger-Lion metaphor?

    He also theorizes that Indians are always anti-Muslim. India hosts almost the largest Muslim population in the world,over 200 million. The most peaceful coexistence of Muslims compared to any country in the world,is found in India. The former Indian Governor was Muslim. Can such a think happen in Srilanka?. There is enough and more Islamaphobia in this universe. There are enough reasons for that and Izeth knows it. Certainly a sporadic event of Tamil boys attacking Ansar does not represent Islamaphobia.

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    Well, the Tamil culture has certain negative attributes. These attributes were ingrained perhaps culturally or via the Hindu faith.

    Christianity was introduced – that did not help. Prabakaran came and introduced Atheism – that did not work either.

    I think Tamils have a spiritual needs not adequately met by these faiths. I am going to pitch the Dhamma or the teachings of the Buddha at them to see if that makes a difference.

    So if you are Tamil and want a new beginning where do you begin? Well, there are 2 kinds of Dhamma. The words taught directly by the Buddha himself – the Pali Suttas (discourses).

    Then there are the commentaries. I would learn the Pali Suttas as its the purest form the Dhamma. I am attaching an excerpt from a Sutta as an introduction.

    This great earth, Ananda, is established upon liquid, the liquid upon the atmosphere, and the atmosphere upon space. And when, Ananda, mighty atmospheric disturbances take place, the liquid is agitated. And with the agitation of the liquid, tremors of the earth arise. This is the first reason, the first cause for the arising of mighty earthquakes. – Maha-parinibbana Sutta: Last Days of the Buddha DN 16 PTS: D ii 72

    This the Buddha explaining earth tremors to his dear friend Venerable Ananada.

    So where would you go to learn Buddha teachings? Go here https://suttacentral.net -> Select Sutta -> Pali.

    The Sanskrit, Tibeten, Prākrit and Gāndhārī were added later. Its still useful however I would begin with the earliest Pali Sutta where scholars have assessed to be the purest form of the Dhamma.

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      DeSilva,

      There is s desperate need that Buddhism be safeguarded and not be identified with Sinhalese Culture if Buddhism has to keep its good name. As you may know that majority of the Sinhalese can be traced back to having had roots in Tamil Nadu therefore must have inherited some of the culture prevalent there and brought it along here.
      I am sure you would agree Lord Buddha has advocated owning up the reality. Hope Mr. Izeth could explain why there is so much Turmoil in Muslim dominated countries is it the Culture or the Religion or combination of both. Does he want to claim Islamophobia is without a valid reason and just a paranoia created by racists.

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        Cinnamon peeling Salagama De Silva’s low caste Indian Tamil slave ancestors were imported into the island by the Dutch a few centuries ago from the Coramandel coast, what is now modern day Tamil Nadu. That is why he is howling and screaming here and wanting to prove his Sinhalese Buddhist credentials to the Sinhalese upper castes just like Karawa Ramona and many other South Indian origin Sinhalese low castes do here

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      @ De Silva

      First teach your dhamma to Sinhalese who enjoy Sunday SIL Monday KILL understand ?

      2nd -11th century there were Tamil Buddhists in this land and South India –at that time Kancheepuram Buddhist University was world renowned ….

      Why Tamils suddenly dropped Buddhism because this philosophy teach and practice blood bath …need example look what happened and happening in myanmar..vietnam..thailand..laos ..cambodia

      Do you know once Banladesh was also a Buddhist country ?

      Buddhism has been prostituted here .

      Cheers

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      “Well, the Tamil culture has certain negative attributes. These attributes were ingrained perhaps culturally or via the Hindu faith.”

      Tamil folk “Hinduism” as practiced by the common man is more ritualistic than doctrinal. Average Tamil “Hindus” don’t concern themselves with theories about Karma, afterlife, reincarnation, etc. They follow silly rituals out of respect for tradition than be concerned with doctrines like Christians and Muslims are.

      Tamils do have Jain and Buddhist roots from ancient time. Some of their treasured literature like Manimekalai and Silappatikaram come from Jain and Buddhist Tamil authors.

      One bad feature of Tamil culture is caste prejudice. Many blame “Hinduism” for caste system but it’s observed by most south Asians despite their religious affiliation. Vedic Indo-Aryan Hinduism is racist against indigenous Indians but Tamils are not followers of it.

      As for a Sinhala Buddhist giving advice on how to have a better culture, I find that funny coming from a person whose culture is steeped in the racist Mahavamsa mentality that claims the entire island of Lanka as a promised land of the Sinhalese to preserve Buddhism by any means necessary even by wars.
      According to Mahavamsa “Buddhism”, non-Buddhists are subhuman beasts thus killing them is of no moral concern.

      Tamil treatise on ethic and morality like Thirukkuṛaḷ, on the other hand, completely denounces violence and upholds the importance of compassion, charity and hospitality.

      Perhaps it’s Tamils who should give you cultural advice. Not the other way round. Even today, Tamils value their ancient saying, “Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir” which means “To us all towns are one, all men our kin”.

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      ” I would begin with the earliest Pali Sutta where scholars have assessed to be the purest form of the Dhamma. “

      Higanno Ehema Thama,!!

      Pali is the 21st centenary weapon of Buddha God to destroy India .
      India (author of the spoken language) has refused to recognize it as a classical language- now go lick the lions ass Sinha Le.

      Gautama was not a Brahman to know Sanskrit.
      de silva is a borrowed Portuguese name by coconut tree climbers of Lanka (says portugese folk of EU)

      when slaves get power they behave like monkey with hand grenade.

      Slot stay on the tree and you would never have problems as buddu means wisdom not buddha god.

      pol kuddu silva.

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      Well, I must say I am thoroughly disappointed by the Tamil rejection of Dhamma.

      Nevertheless, I shall remain in hope the Tamil position changes sooner than later.

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        “”Nevertheless, I shall remain in hope the Tamil position changes sooner than later”

        Religion is an emotion, as opposed to a rational thought process.
        From Hindu Dharma, Buddhist Dhamma evolved.
        Hinayana evolved to Mahayana (see works of King HariSena) and Tamils have been Mahayana Buddhist.
        When Dalai Lama (a man who does not touch money) says there are no Buddhist at Lanka the world listens but komiss kakka Sinhala Buddhist do not.
        It is your prerogative.

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    He seems to have tried to present a far-fetched story piecing together certain sporadic incidents- circumstantial and coincidental. He could better have told this hypothesis to the marines.

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    Dear Izeth,
    I need your advice. Reliable Buddhist monk told me that there are 700 ISIS members hiding in SL among SL Muslims. They are training locals and collecting money. Monk has proves and he said Gov intelligence know all details. Should I pressure Gov to put STF and armed Army in all Muslim concentrated areas? Near your house too.. That Muslim Ambassordor has donated lot of money to ISIS according to my friend monk, that attack was organized by Gov intelligence services. Do you agree?
    Do you agree that ugly hump of Camals are the same in Middle Easten terrorists and Sri Lankan ones? If lions couldn’t see this similarity of Camal hump, they should shed thier mane, agree?
    I guess i sound very similar to my dear Izeth….

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      “”Reliable Buddhist monk told me that there are 700 ISIS members hiding in SL among SL Muslims.”

      Start with troll Amarasiri operating from hill country.

      A couple of years ago – You would have noticed his comments towards a Sinhalese professor of music performing a charity concert at St martins in the Fields London.
      Then his transition by picking up the Hindi word paradesi from this site and conveniently hiding behind Native Veddha and his people.

      When he was questioned about Icelandic faith he refused to respond.

      he is the danger man who conversed with friendly sinhala_man st Thomas school teacher and said he studied at peradeniya etc.

      he is troll/pook, 24/7/53 for several years non stop even beats Native Veddha who is very informative.He is on every thread of CT.

      He says everyone is racist so he must be from the animal kingdom I_slam humanity.

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        Jai bolo

        I welcome your comments on Amarasiri. He can do better on Tamil Muslim relations than this sxxxxx Izeth.

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          Thanks, We must explain to them the Sanskrit word Buddha
          via the sculptures of Buddha by King Harisena.
          for calm after storm- Abyamudra both hands

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    Izeth you must be an idiot have written this piece attributing Islamophobia for the assault on High Commissioner Ansar in Kuala Lumpur.

    How stupid you are to imagine that this was a reaction of the Tamils all over the world to the racist articles you have been writing with full of hatred for the Tamils in various journals in the past.

    Do you think that Tamils all over the world take you seriously?

    You are an unknown quantity of no great significance venting your petty ill-feelings towards the Tamils through the media such as Colombo Telegraph. How do you think that these Naam Thamilar guys who are equally stupid were reacting to your racist articles by this attack on High Commissioner Ansar? I do not think any of these guys are regular newspaper readers.

    These Naam Tamilar guys are all LTTE sympathisers. They are anti-Sri Lanka but not anti-Muslim. Their leader Seeman is a bastard known to be in the pay of the LTTE elements. Seeman is a leader of a fringe party who is portraying himself as a pure Tamil leader to prop up his image in Tamil Nadu. He cleverly uses the image of LTTE and Prabaharan to boost up his image. Former Tamil Nadu Congress leader Elangovan rightly described Seeman as “Parathesi” (meaning “man without a home or means”). When Seeman contested the last Tamil Nadu State Election he and all his party candidates lost their deposits. Such is his popularity. He is a rabble-rouser who is now trying to inflame the Tamil Nadu Tamils over the Kaveri water issue.

    Izeth, you better go and read the article written by DBS Jeyaraj appearing in Friday’s Daily Mirror where he is clearly describing the background to the attack on High Commissioner Ansar. In fact, according to Jeyaraj, High Commissioner Ansar is well known in Malaysian Tamil circles and well liked. This is what Jeyaraj writes about High Commissioner Ansar:

    “The attack on High Commissioner Ansar sent shock waves down the Tamil- speaking community in Malaysia. The envoy had interacted very closely with all concerned and had been immensely helpful to both Sri Lankans in Malaysia as well as Malaysian nationals of Sri Lankan origin. Being fluent in Tamil, as a Northern Province Muslim, High Commissioner Ansar had moved with the larger Tamil population of Malaysia consisting predominantly of Tamils from India. He maintained friendly links with the Malaysian Indian Congress a constituent of the ruling “Barisan Nasional” coalition Govt led by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak. Ansar had been invited as an honoured guest of Datuk Murugan Saravanan the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports in the special screening of the movie “Kabali” organized by the Malaysian Indian Congress. The movie starring superstar Rajnikanth is about a Tamil gang leader in Malaysia. Ansar has also participated in Tamil literary meetings and delivered the keynote speech at a “Thirukkural” research conference.

    Against this backdrop, the attack on Ibrahim Sahib Ansar was not welcomed by the larger Tamil community in Malaysia.”

    Most of the Tamils are not anti-Muslim. Most of the ordinary Muslims too are not anti-Tamil. Anti-Tamil feelings are spread only by some opportunistic Sri Lankan Muslim politicians like Rizard Bathudeen, Ameer Ali and Hisbullah and by some so-called educated Muslims like yourself.

    I have many good Muslim friends. I have one pleasant Sri Lankan diplomat friend by the name Azeez who until last year served as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Vienna. He is now attached to the Foreign Ministry and has been put in charge of the European Affairs. He is also a Tamil poet.

    When such good Muslims like Azeez represented Sri Lanka, how come that a racist like you happened to represent Sri Lanka as its diplomat?

    And now in retirement you are coming out with your flying racist colours. How strange for a former diplomat to spew racist venom against the Tamils who are mostly cultured except for the likes of Prabaharans and Seemans.

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      Naga

      “Izeth you must be an idiot have written this piece attributing Islamophobia for the assault on High Commissioner Ansar in Kuala Lumpur.”

      “How stupid you are to imagine that this was a reaction of the Tamils all over the world to the racist articles you have been writing with full of hatred for the Tamils in various journals in the past.”

      How long did it take you to come to these conclusions?

      Apart from the above I agree with your comment.

      By the way how many Muslims would agree with his “freaking out”?

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      @Naga

      Do you know the background of this Malaysian Deputy Minister Murugan Saravanan do some home work if you don’t know .

      So it is not surprising that this Muslim HC moved with him …profit..profit ..profit (not haram)

      Cheers

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    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of SL needs a smart policy to engage the Global Tamil diaspora and should recruit qualified Tamils into Senior Diplomatic posts.

    Tamils are grossly under-represented in MFA as in all Govt sectors at senior level.

    Country needs an affirmative action or Equal Opportunities recruitment program for Women and Minorities.

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      Ministry of Foreign Affairs of SL needs a smart policy to engage the Global Tamil diaspora and should recruit qualified Tamils into Senior Diplomatic posts. Tamils are grossly under-represented in MFA as in all Govt sectors at senior level.

      Tamils are Racists as wigneswaran is and Tamils are thugs as these people have behaved.

      So, appoint more Tamils.

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        Tamils are Racists as much as Jim the dimwit is and Tamils are thugs as much as the Sinhalese have behaved. Don’t you agree It is a much more of a proven statement.
        Readers here know how much of a Racist you yourself are. Don’t throw rocks at a glass house.

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        @ Jim softy

        Go to Ministry of foreign affaires and you can see ex-hardware stores salesmen..old newspaper collectors ..weavers …waiters all Muslims …

        Messengers working at SL missions overseas are all Muslims …

        This is the standard of your Sinhala government always

        They only can do good service to the cursed SL

        Why not include some vedhas ???

        Cheers

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    There he goes again: I think he is suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; about Islamaphobia and so-called Tamil racism.

    This man needs treatment for OCD!

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    Problem is that Sinhala and a few Muslim cronies who do not have qualifications of various Ayahapalanaya politicians are in all govt. posts.
    Meanwhile Tamils are completely under-represented and in some places Muslims over represented in Govt. posts.
    This is because Muslims were used to substitute for Tamils in the war time as a Divide and Rule policy of Goon Gota the white van man and this mind set of using Muslims to fight Tamils is still there in govt.

    Govt. needs a new and TRANSPARENT recruitment policy in all Ministries based on:
    1. Meritocracy- Qualifications and expertise
    2. Equal opportunities for all and affirmative action for under-represented groups and women.

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      Tamils are completely under-represented

      Muslims are doing therjob and they try to integrate with the majority.

      Tamils are busy making it Tamils only.

      the evidence is Sinhala speaking employees are not welcome beyond Vavniya. Even a medical doctor is not allowed.

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      Dodo
      Read my blog to Cholan which says how qualified & experienced Ambassador Ansar is.

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    Anybody have handkerchief? Facial Tissue?

    One of them blurted out in an unguarded moment that he regretted having to read me at all – divulging thereby that he was acting as the agent of a group. Another used to describe every one of my articles as “verbal diarrhea”, meaning that they are no better than verbal excreta Who did this? Native did you do that? Raja, Sam, Softy? Who was that culprit?

    ” The evidence for that is to be found in ample measure in the “hysterical hatred and mad dog rage” – a formula that I have been using for quite some time – provoked by my weekly articles that have been appearing in the Island and the Colombo Telegraph. ” This what you call “Summa Kidantha chankai Oothikkuththaanaam Pandaaram”. There is a believe- I don’t know the truth- a conch has to be constantly blown to maintain its melody. Here is a story of a professional blower, he had blown it that hard and the conch was damaged. So sad………… Izeth was too successful (at least on his assessment).Did Izeth was paying attention to anybody’s talk?

    Here are some complex matters he writes, I don’t understand. Demonstrators were looking for Old King, asked Ansar. Ansar was sending off somebody else. Demonstrators misunderstood that. If the demonstrators had asked innocent Ansar whom he was sending off, he might have answered it was not Old King. But the demonstrators asked him where Old King was. That was a complicated question for a political appointee, the qualified diplomat; he undiplomatically got entangled with the crowd. The others with him ran away. “The snake sitting on the neck of the Siva asked Eagle “How do you do my friend”. The idiot was so blind of thinking that he was in Malaysia, a country deported all genuine refugees as terrorist, but has lost two planes and one whole airline for terrorism within last one or two years, but not ready fix the real terrorism sitting on its backyard. So, the arrogant, uneducated fellow exchanged words with angry crowd, challenged the crowd and was beaten up at the end. I don’t know. but Izeth claims that the crowed did know beforehand that he was Muslims. In the Lankawe’s communal pogroms, Sinhala thugs, before they beat the Tamils, pull out the pants or sarongs and make sure they are not beating Muslims. Some or how, this ISIS rump had exposed him to the angry crowd and received the arrow on his head while it was about to go with his turban.

    Hakeem went toVanni- Pirapaharan to negotiate Thani Alahu for Sammanthurai. LTTE-SLMC relationship was at that point. One time Ashraf told “if Amirthalingam back offs, he will take over the leadership and fight for minority rights”. He wanted show that closeness on TULF and his SLMC’s policies. Jobless Izeth had hard time to enjoy his retirement. Never had a logical or informative subject to discuss or analyze. Poured Oil of hatredness between Tamils and Muslims and now earnestly believes that he was too successful so that Naam Thamilar read the Colombo telegraph and went and hit Ansar. This is what you call absolute idiocy. In a serious state of mental problem. This guy is living in different dream world, not attached to earth.

    “If the tiger won’t change its stripes, you can’t expect the lion to shed its mane.” How about the Arabian horse? Does it shed its mane?

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    LTTE apologists in overdrive. A 35 year old is a youth. They were not Tamil they were Indian. The Muslims are Tamils. No doubt it is all a diabolical plan by the ‘Singala-Buddhist Government and their Mahavamsa mindset’ to embarrass innocent Tamil men, sorry, youth.

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      Tarava,

      A muslim is a muslim and a muslim- blasphemy laws – period.That is how they live even in infidel they love because of the milk honey and plenty- ungrateful animals.

      Their nationality Malaysian.

      The word Tamil does not arise at all.

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      @ Taraki

      Again you are parading your ignorance here..poor guy this is the result of Sinhala medium education.

      He He He ..they are not Tamils but Indians what a joke ..

      Can you tell who is an Indian ?

      Cheers

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        He He He ..the donkey is braying, an Indian cannot be a Tamil.

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    Instead of seeing this as an anti-Sri Lankan government attack you cry Islamophobia. How convenient! LTTE’s attack on Muslims had nothing to do with the fact they worship Allah and read the Quran. It had everything to do with the fact Muslims opposed the formation of Tamil Eelam and Muslim paramilitaries collaborated with the Sri Lankan government to terrorize Tamil people. It’s also noteworthy that it’s Muslim diplomats who convinced Muslim countries to ban LTTE as terrorist organization. The irony is that extremist elements of the Sinhala community (Bodu Bala Sena and their ilk) are very anti-Muslim when terrorist Muslim countries like Pakistan that helped Sinhala Lanka to win its genocidal war against Tamils.

    It’s odd Muslims in Sri Lanka don’t see themselves Tamils despite having Tamil as their mother tongue which is unlike the Muslims in Tamil Nadu.
    As for racism, what race are Muslims?

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    Sinhalese and terrorist Muslim countries are the best of allies! Who said Sinhalese hate terrorists? After all, their best friend is the terrorist state Pakistan which helped SL terrorists to defeat Tamil freedom fighters. Tamils are true warriors, who had no friends and had to fund their war themselves unlike Sinhalese who went begging the entire world some of whom have a lot of innocent blood on their hands. Sinhalese would even let Saudi Arabia and Pakistan promote Wahhabism in Lanka in exchange for aid defeating Tamil freedom fighters.

    Tamils have nothing against Muslims this is why majority of Tamils including ardent LTTE supporters I know sympathize with Palestinians and the Rohingya (victims of genocide brought to you by another peace loving Buddhist race).

    We only have problem with terrorist Muslims who collude with the terrorist state of Sri Lanka to terrorize innocent people.

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      SinhalaPropaganda, Muslim Persecution Complex, how many names does this Tamil want to use?

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        taraki,

        you feel guilty of your borrowed Tamil name.

        get flushed in the European made sewers of colombo for a clean flush.

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    Muz Slime scientists invented a time travel machine that can turn a whole country into 6th century shit hole …they called it Islam.

    Cheers

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    …”Hysterical hatred mad dog rage”….. this is how western press describe the MUSLIMS who went on rampage in western cities shouting ALLA KOO AKBAR ..and killing 100s of people

    There Thopiies are living infidel countries which practice harms in life …and accept these Muslims mad dogs with open arm and provide shelter..food..education a,d job ..

    So Islam teach well how a Muslims should be grateful who have saved their life what a religion ????

    Soon not a single Muslims won’t be able to walk on western streets …because of this fanatic like Izzeth a Tamil Hindu convert.

    Cheers

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      Wow your rank hatred will give you heart failure.

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        Taraki the stupid bigot,
        he is mirroring you i suppose so.

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    Let him take off his ‘tinted’ glass to see the actual things rather than seeing factual. Don’t allow this type of lunatic writers to write on your esteem publication.

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