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Black July – Haunting Memories 

By Karikalan S. Navaratnam

Karikalan S. Navaratnam

“I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people… now we cannot think of them, not about  their lives or their opinion… the more you put  pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people  will be here… Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy.”President J.R. Jayewardene, Daily Telegraph (London) , 11 July 1983

Another July has just come and gone – 35th Anniversary of “Black July”. President J.R. made the egregious statement (cited above) in an interview to the “Daily Telegraph “ (which was reproduced in the Colombo “Sunday Observer” of 17 July 1983), just a few days before the July 1983 pogrom erupted. Not only that it foreshadowed the impending carnage and calamity, it had also been a  contributory factor engendering the pogrom.

Racial antipathy against ethnic Tamils was palpably evolving into an explosive situation. The political predator President J.R. had wilfully accelerated the process. 

The die is cast

Alea  iacta  est (“The die is cast”) is a phrase attributed to Julius Caesar as he led his legion across the Rubicon river in 49 B.C. while he set out to take over Rome and became embroiled in a civil war. In crossing the Rubicon, Caesar had made a major military commitment. “The die is cast“- the metaphorical phrase suggesting that an irrevocable choice had been made and the process was past the point of return. Anti-Tamil pogrom in July 1983 was an organized effort, as were the series of massacres  routinely carried out against Tamils in a medieval milieu. In 1983, it was organized on a larger scale. Spiritual and temporal  forces – sections of the clergy, state security agencies, the police, bigoted press  and ‘patriotic’ politicians – had ganged up with the  like-minded rabid rabble to wage  war on the Tamil people. President J.R.’s  bellicose rhetoric was a call to arms addressed to this bloodlusted  nationalist fascist forces. With  his clarion call, the die was cast and the ensuing ethnic war was inevitable.  

Orgy of violence

The  pogrom claimed the lives of several thousands of innocent Tamils. And the orgy of killing was complemented by a host of other acts of atrocity – maiming, rape, arson, looting and what not. Haunting memories of the horrors of Black July 1983 continue to cast  a shadow over ethnic relations in Sri Lanka and tend to define the Tamils’ political  agenda.  

Likewise, the genocidal  killings of 2009 and the post-Mullivaikal experiences have drastically changed our mindscape and pursuits..

Aide Memoires

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana, Philosopher/Poet). Lest we may forget, a brief review of the horrific events of July 1983, as recounted by discerning commentators/ observers may serve as a sort of aide memoires: “Acts of Genocide” – ICJ:

The crimes of July 1983 were a watershed for our country | pic by Chandraguptha Amarasingha – A Tamil boy stripped naked and later beaten to death by Sinhala youth in Boralla gustation – 1983 July

The evidence points clearly to the conclusion that the violence of the Sinhala rioters on the Tamils amounted to Acts of Genocide.” (The Review, International Commission of Jurists, December 1983)

Mobs of Sinhala youth rampaged through the streets, ransacking homes, shops and offices, looting them and setting them ablaze, as they sought out members of the Tamil ethnic minority.” 

“… a mob attacked a Tamil cyclist riding near Colombo’s eye hospital  ………..The cyclist was hauled from his bike, drenched with petrol and set alight. As he ran screaming down the street, the mob set on him and hacked him down with jungle knives…” 

Motorists were dragged from their cars to be stoned and beaten with sticks… Others were cut down with knives and axes.”  (London Daily Telegraph, 26 July 1983)

”All over the city by mid-morning lorries jammed with young men shouting anti Tamil slogans, were moving into Tamil areas and into shopping centres picking out Tamil shops… Petrol was siphoned from cars into  buckets and plastic bowls to speed the work of arson.. By noon Colombo resembled a city after a bombing raid. Smoke obscured the sun, Main roads were blocked by burnt out vehicles.. The rioting surged into the heart of the city. In area after area Sinhalese rioters systematically picked out Tamil homes and shops, whether occupied or empty, and looted and  destroyed them...” (Guardian, 26 July 1983)

“The rioters seeking out Tamil homes and burning them had a particularly detailed knowledge of who lived where and who owned

 what.”  (London Times, 8 August 1983)

The violence was vicious and bloody……..Troops and police (almost exclusively Sinhalese) either joined therioters or stood idly by.  The events were so well organised no one doubtsthat there was a master list of targets.” (Financial Times, 12 Aug. 1983 )

‘A tourist told yesterday how she watched in horror as a Sinhala mob deliberately burned alive a bus load of Tamils… Mrs.Eli Skarstein, back home in Stavanger, Norway, told how she and her 15 year old daughter, Kristin, witnessed one massacre. ‘A mini bus full of Tamils were forced to stop in front of us in Colombo’ she said. A Sinhalese mob poured petrol over the bus and set it on fire. They blocked the car door and prevented the Tamils from leaving the vehicle. ‘Hundreds of spectators watched as about 20 Tamils were burned to death’………….( London Daily Express, 29th August 1983)

Welikada Prison Massacre

Welikada  massacre was yet another grisly chapter in the Black July narrative. On Saturday, 16 July 1983 morning I visited prisoners Thangathurai, Kuttimany and Jegan at  Welikada prison. Senior lawyer M. Sivasithamparam and I had represented them (and some other political prisoners)  in the Colombo High Court. While leaving them, I promised to see them again the week after next. But, that was not to be !

TULF Convention

On Saturday, 23 July 1983, I was in Mannar to attend the TULF party Annual Convention. I was a Politburo member. The 1st day sessions were over and 2nd day sessions were scheduled  for Sunday, 24 July. Members of Parliament A. Amirthalingam, (TULF Secretary), M. Sivasithamparam (President), V. Yogeswaran, R.Sampanthan, Neelan Tiruchelvam and I were staying at Mannar Rest  House. In the early hours of 24th, there was a phone call from Jaffna M.P. Yogeswaran’s wife. She conveyed the grim message that a barrage of explosions were heard the previous night and that  army in Jaffna was  running amok on a shooting spree, killing civilians at sight. Follow-up calls  from different sources, ominously informed us that attacks on Tamil targets were spreading out. Because of menacing military movements in Mannar we were compelled to cancel the Sunday political sessions. 

Lawyer Manouri’s Call

On 26 July morning some of us met at (Mannar MP) P. Soosaithasan’s residence. There was a call to Sivasithamparam (Siva) from lawyer Manouri Muttetuwegama (Communist M.P. Sarath’s wife and Dr. Colvin’s daughter). She informed Siva that some of his clients in Welikada jail had been killed, the previous day (25th  July). She could not give details. Thereupon, Siva telephoned the Deputy Commissioner of Prisons in Colombo and the latter confirmed that there was “some bad news”, but politely declined to give details. Mr. Amirthalingam, who arrived there a bit later, telephoned President Jayawardene. He confirmed that some Tamil prisoners were killed and added  that he was “not going to hush it up” and that the victims’ names would be broadcast over the radio that night. 

53 Prisoners  butchered

Black July 83 – Boralla | Photo – Chandraguptha Amarasingha

Even as army threats intensified in and around the neighbourhood, we moved out to the house of a party stalwart, V. Kayilayapillai in Iluppakadavai village. On the way we came across a group of local TULF functionaries, including Mannar DDC Chairman Sebamalai, with bleeding injuries. Army men lurking under a culvert had attacked them, damaged their vehicle and left them bleeding. After arranging for them to be taken to hospital, we proceeded to Iluppakkadavai. It was a spartan house of a farmer and there was no electricity. In the evening we all gathered in the front yard, with a battery-operated  radio, anxiously awaiting the broadcast.   

Those were agonizing moments. At 9.00 pm, names of 35 victims, including Kuttimany, Thangathurai and Jegan were announced. The government tried to make out it was a prison riot. Slaughter of further 18 Tamil prisoners on 27 July 1983 said it loud and clear that it was a pre-planned operation, organized and orchestrated by Sinhala prison officers. 

Official complicity

They had served alcohol to hardcore criminals in the jail, armed them with machetes, kitchen knives, clubs etc, opened the cells for them and set them upon the Tamil prisoners. In the two days of gory attacks, 53 Tamil prisoners were butchered to death and their bodies were piled up in front of a Buddha statue (within the prison complex) as an offering to Lord Buddha. 

There was a strong contingent of army on guard outside the Welikada jail. Responding to the clamour and commotion inside, they had rushed to the spot and figured out what was going on. Waving at the armed convicts, the soldiers continued to watch the “fun”apathetically. Perhaps, to them, the victims were not humans, but vermin.. 

(Incidentally, on 25 July 1983 Siva’s house at Colombo-Norris Canal Road was looted and razed to the ground , and my house at Cotta Road, Borella was attacked by a mob led by a saffron-robed  monk.).

Indian Foreign Minister calls 

Late in the night, a messenger from the local sub-post office showed up with an urgent  message : There was an important telephone call waiting for Mr. Amirthalingam. (In that village, the local  post-office cum dwelling only had the telephone facility). Taking care not to alert the restive army, we avoided using the vehicle headlight and instead using a torch light, gingerly proceeded to the post office. The call was from ‘India House’ (Indian High Commissioner’s residence) in Colombo. The caller at the other end was Indian Foreign Minister Mr. Narasimha  Rao. Mr. Rao expressed condolences on the loss of lives and his message to Amirthalingam was brief and poignant. He wanted Amirthalingam to travel to India early for “discussion”.

Watershed moment

Evidently, feelings were running high in Tamil Nadu over the killings of Tamils and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had dispatched her Foreign Minister with a strong message to President J.R. Though an impulsive small step that Mrs. Gandhi had taken, it was a watershed moment that had changed the course of Indo-Sri Lanka relations. J.R.’s response was sullen and subdued – a far cry from his earlier  grandstanding !

Mr. Amirthalingam arrived in India in 1st week of August 1983. I had left for India  before he did. In Colombo, my good friend Vasantha Obeysekera (the film director, who is no more) helped me at a moment of adversity and despair. On my way to Katunayake airport, I passed by the skeletal remains of burnt out houses, business places and charred remains of hundreds of vehicles  strewn all over. Mercifully, I did not come across any human remains. Probably, they were already removed. Nonetheless, the cruel scenes, conjured up images of brutal attacks on hundreds of Tamils who were hacked to death or burnt alive.

Conclusion

The legion of Sinhala nationalist forces had crossed the Rubicon long ago. The remorseless perpetrators of horrendous crimes against our people have lately started shouting  a sanctimonious slogan: Peace and  Reconciliation”. Reconciliation on whose terms and with whom? Not on the terms of the Rajapaksas, the Rasputins and the Ranaweerayo, the tribalists who call all the shots. Of course, there are sections of the Sinhala polity, with enlightened views. But, theirs is a tame and timid voice –  a voice crying in the wilderness.

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    Karikalan
    “Of course, there are sections of the Sinhala polity, with enlightened views. But, theirs is a tame and timid voice – a voice crying in the wilderness.”
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    Fair enough. But do the Tamils have even such a tame and timid voice of enlightenment? Or did the LTTE eliminate such voices as traitors? Do you consider your late leader Amirthalingam as an enlightened voice. He was loud, never tame or timid. But enlightened? Does ‘minority’ status grant special privilege to a community to indulge in racist politics. No doubt terrible injustices were committed against the Tamil people. But harping on the past is not about working towards a resolution of the conflict, but rather about playing the politics of victimhood to one’s advantage.

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      Ajay, you are a Sinhala Buddhist racist with a Mahavamsa mindset mentality. Don’t you know that only Tamils can be victims in Sri Lanka? That is why you never find the parents of Sinhala children slaughtered by Tamils, playing the politics of victimhood.

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      Ajay,

      “But harping on the past is not about working towards a resolution of the conflict, but rather about playing the politics of victimhood to one’s advantage.”
      You learn lessons from the past but Srilankan Sinhalese never learns lessons from the past. You have eliminated LTTE . Within an hour your brutality turned on against Muslims. Patriots of the so called victory started robbing the nation each and everyday from the end of the war. Billions were spent on buying people to deny the truth about war victory. Only a handful of Sinhalese affected by LTTE but now majority of Sinhalese suffer due to those robberies. Who benefitted and who lost? Mahinda Family benefited, Sirisena family benefited, Ranil family benefited, Weerawanse family benefited but 90% of the Sinhalese lost in the hands bloodthirsty Sinhala Politics. This country will never ever be in peace but it will be in pieces.

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      Ajay
      There are proportionately the same number (or perhaps more) of Tamils with enlightened views.
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      One has to search. These voices are heard more in Tamil where they matter.

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        SJ
        I absolutely agree with you. I have several Tamil friends who can be variously described as moderate, democratic, left-leaning and so on. What they have in common is their staunch anti-fascism. They totally rejected the ethno-fascist LTTE and its cult of political violence. As a consequence, they faced death threats from Prabhakaran and had to flee the country. They have availed the freedom in the diaspora to develop alternate fora for Tamils to fight for their rights without succumbing to fascism or racism. They rejected armed struggle by a bunch of militants in preference to people-based democratic agitation. Through their websites, blogs, social media, little journals and cultural activities they created a space, in a society terrorized by the LTTE, for the marginalized and the silenced, at great personal cost. You’re exactly right, most of this work is available only in Tamil “where they matter.” What impressed me most was their conviction that two preconditions have to be met in order for the Tamil struggle to succeed. First, they believed the fight for Tamil rights vis-a-vis the Sri Lankan state should go hand in hand with the struggle for social justice within Tamil society. They were outraged by the oppression of Tamils by fellow Tamils based on caste, class, gender and sexual orientation. Second, they believed Tamils should defy Prabhakaran’s polarizing, isolating tactics and work together with the progressive forces in Sinhala society in a common struggle against the oppressive Sri Lankan state. Unfortunately Karikalan does not take such a nuanced approach and as a result his account of Black July is reduced to a simple story of “good guys Vs bad guys,” missing out on the complex dynamics of Sinhala-Tamil relations. Sinhala racists’ version of Black July will be the mirror opposite of Karikalan’s story – because both come from the same mould that is not conducive to enlightenment. Whereas the alternate voices among the Sinhalese and Tamils trying to reach out across the barriers of prejudice and hatred are on the right path.

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          Where were the voices moderates when people were burnt alive or 40000civilians surrendered to the army were butchered Anyone said sorry. LTTE was collection of victims who had nothing but their lives. Brothers and fathers killed sisters and mothers raped and killed

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      You bloody asshole when the president of the country leads the genocide with the support of murderous army you expect LTTE to say sadhu sadhu and wait

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    I think the Tamils would welcome a comprehensive process that includes atrocities against Sinhalese. It is essential to have a common account of all that went on.

    The bizarre fact is that the enlightened Sri Lankan state won’t consider such a process and certainly not without considerable international pressure.

    Paul would you advocate a transparent, independent process to uncover the crimes by and against Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese?

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    Carried out by UNP goon thug squads from BMC etc.,

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      What did he SLFP do in response?

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    Sir the seeds of “The Die Is Cast” were sown soon after independence and SWRD was the first to harvest. The cunning politician as he is JR improvised it further and the rest decided to continue the same until MR , who has now taken this to the next level. The irony is that The world/international bodies had recognized then and now after 25 years, but the loss of innocent lives and cleansing continues as usual.

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    True victims of Black July are monks. I heard Even Maha Ven Gnanasara’s concubine was raped by gang raped by the LTTE terrorists.

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      Jim,

      I am sure you will sleep soundly after writing this fabrication!

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      Jim,

      True culprits of Black July are monks.

      In July83, it was a Sunday, full moon poya day, the Sinhala Buddhists were gathered at the Buddhist temples, they took punsil, and while listening to the Bana, the racist Buddhist monks in each temple were told about the attack on the 13 soldiers.
      Immediately the tune of the Bana changed to Dutugemunu’s war against the Tamils, the temples changed into anti Tamil war schools, the monks gave all the necessary instructions to the Sinhala Buddhists on how to attack and kill those innocent Tamils. It was past mid night, early Monday morning, the Sinhala Buddhists came out of the Buddhist temples charging like wild buffalos and killed the innocent Tamils, burning them alive, and looted all their belongings and made them refugees.

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        83 victim

        The main true culprit was JR, the leader who failed to take the police for the task; irony was that the then police chief was a Tamil.

        Even today there’s a reluctance of identifying JR as a failed leader.

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        You admit that the most Rev Gnasara had a concubine. Is he then a Buddhist monk. Why do we call him a monk and a reverend etc.

        It was one Elle Gunawansa thero who had led the attack in Borella.

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        You are sick. So, the Buddhist monks and the people didn’t know that the Tamils had killed 13 soldiers 2 days ago, but had to be told one by one, just when they were saying the Bana? You are lying and also you are totally sick. Bana is where they teach about how to be good. Bana is not lessons on how to kill Tamils. Do you realize that your dates and the dates Mr.Navaratnam gives in the article do not tally? Also, full moon poya was on Monday 25th July, if what you say is correct then the poya should have been on Sunday 24th July. This kind of writings are only intended to demonize the Sinhalese. It is all hate speech against the innocent Sinhalese people.

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      Jim, You might say that your partner also raped by LTTE.

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    The process of history cannot be denied. Tamils from the North-East, recognised by several recent Sinhala-majority governments as their Homeland, came to Sri Lanka roughly 150 years ago enabled by the then British ruling authorities to help the administration of their Cash-Crop administration. From thence to about the 1960s the role of the Tamils contributed to all of Ceylon. The arrival of Buddhist Sinhala Nationalism in the 1950s gradually reduced the space in the South for the Tamils. 7/83 was the defining moment in Sinhala-Tamil relationship and since then the space has exponentially shrunk. The growing politicising of the Sinhala priesthood with an open anti-Tamil bias makes reconciliation and living together in peace virtually impossible – except for the occasional lip service by government leaders.

    Tamils, except the “Indian Tamils” in the hill country, can only survive in the Sinhala majority South only if they are ready to do so as insignificant, silent serfs – as in Yangon/Rangoon and other parts of Burma/Myanmar today. In brief, within the next 5 decades or so the pre-1515 history of Ceylon will be realised. In many ways this is just as well.

    The question is how will be Sinhala majority leadership ensure the peaceful transfer of the Tamil people and their valuable assets in the South.

    R. Varathan

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      Varathan,

      There was a Jaffna Kingdom long ago.

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

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        justice

        As a matter of fact

        Sapumal Kumaraya; a Sinhalse was a king.

        What should be mentioned is that it wasn’t a racially based kingdom. people lived in harmony without racial consideration. Tamils developed racial attitudes later to invite disharmony.

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          “Sapumal Kumaraya” in Sinhalese or “Chenpaka Perumal “in Tamil was only nominally Sinhalese . just like all the kings of Kandy. Nominally Sinhalese but Tamil by ethnicity. He was the adopted son of Parakrama Bahu VI. ( the title Bahu means they are of Pandian Tamil origin) He is an ethnic Tamil from the eastern part of the island or from the Malabar or Coramandel coast of Tamil Nadu. He definitely was not a Sinhalese. His greatest achievement was to capture the Tamil Jaffna kingdom for a very short period and ruled it only for 17 years and was then chased off. He was still a Tamil ruling Tamils and his rule was very brief, Jaffna then reverted back the Arya Chackravarthi kings from the Ganga dynasty. He only took on a nominal Sinhalese name to rule the Sinhalese. Stop posting lies. The racists are not Tamils but Sinhalese like you , who unfortunately distort history to suit your Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist agenda. Calling an oppressed people who are fighting for their just rights, as racists proves that you and most Sinhalese are racist. Most Sinhalese are racist that is why they want to oppress the Tamils and the Muslim Tamils and if they fight back, call them racist.

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            Ganga dynasty? Lol can you even pronounce or write “ganga” using Tamil script? Chakravarti is a common name in south India. The Arya Chakravarti you are talking of was a general in the Pandyan army, who was stationed here in the late 13th century by the Pandians who had invaded and occupied the northern part of the Sinhalese island. These Arya Chakravartis were not at all any royalty but just warlords. Nobdoy ever considered them as royalty nor did they consider themselves as royalty. In the late 19th century/early 20th century all these spurious claims about a Jaffna kingdom came up. The socalled Jaffna kingdom was nothing but an brutal Tamil occupation of the north of the Sinhalese island, this socalled Tamil kingdom was always under the control of Pandyans and when the Pandyans fell it came under the Vijayanagar empire. When the last Tamil ruler Sankili II was killed in 1620 by the Portuguese, Nayak ruler of Thanjavur tried to retake it, because it was part of his possessions. Jaffna kingdom came only briefly under Sinhalese rule, after the area was lost for the Sinhalese in the late 13th century, when Prince Sapumal took back control of the area from the Tamil invaders (Arya Chakravartis) in the 15th century. Prince Sapumal was the adopted son of king Parakramabahu VI and later became king under the throne name of Buvenakabahu VI (Sri Sangabodhi Buvanekabahu), even today he is praised in a devotional songs sung in the Nallur temple. We don’t care if Prince Sapumal was Tamil or Malayalee or Japanese or Chinese, he is Sinhalese as he has chosen to be so and proven amply by his actions and loyalty to the Sinhalese people that he was a Sinhalese.

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          Chenbaka Perumal alias Sapumal Kumaraya’s father was Mannika Thalaivar a Tamil Karaiyar( Karawe) Chief. The so called Sinhalese Karawe are all descended from the Tamil Karaiyars and other Tamil fisher castes like the Mukkuva, Thimilar. People should learn to research before posting half truths and distorted history. Unless they deliberately want to do this with an agenda.

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      R. Varathan, It is not harmful to be ignorant. It is, when you try to spread it. Take care.

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        Unreal

        War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
        George Orwell

        George Orwell was right probably he had future Sri Lanka in his mind when he said the above.

        Perhaps the Sri Lankan/Ceylonese mono ethnic fascist state understood the above early on in its nation building process. Now we see the fruits of the process how the ignorant believe in that they are strong in objecting to every liberal, progressive, …. changes in this island.

        For the stupid noisy minority, Freedom is slavery, War is peace, even the monks too believe in it.

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      Varthan, Tamils from the north and east are indigenous to the island and have been living there for thousands of years. Read about the Tamil Jaffna kingdom that encompassed the entire northern province, parts of the north central province , the district of Trincomalee north of the Mahaveli river and along the north west coast, the Puttalam and Chilaw areas. The east was ruled by Tamil Vanimmai chieftains. From time to time parts of the east came under the loose control of the Tamil /Sinhalese kings of Kandy. 99% of the Tamils who were imported from South India by the European colonisers, to work in the service industries and the plantations , got assimilated into the Sinhalese identity. It is these recently Sinhalised Tamils Eg. Karawa , Durawa, Salagama, Hunu, Hali, Berewa, and many Kandyan and low country Sinhalese upper castes, who doubled the island’s Sinhalese population. Only the Tamil population who were imported during the British era , to work in the tea and rubber estates in the central highlands , have maintained their Tamil identity. All other immigrants/invaders from South India from ancient to modern times have assimilated into the Sinhalese identity and DNA proves this fact. The Sinhalese share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils, whereas the Sri Lankan Tamils only share a 17% DNA with Indian Tamils, proving who are the descendants of immigrants and invaders. You can lie but DNA will not lie. Sri Lankan Tamils are far more indigenous to the island than most of the so called Sinhalese . This is why they are genetically closer to the Kandyan Sinhalese and share a 55% DNA with the original Sinhalese , proving both people evolved from a common semi/proto Tamil(Elu) speaking Dravidian stock.

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        RSSS – As usual, you have done your home-work well. The well informed and learned research of the calibre of Shiran Deraniyigala and Sudarshan Seneviratne’s is in support. As the decades pass
        hard-core Sinhalese, of the variety that believes Buddhism is a Sinhala product and so is Princeling Gauthama, will fall in line in accord with history.

        Varathan

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        Here he goes again with his fictitious DNA B888 S***.

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        Tamils most certainly are not indigenous to anywhere else than Tamil Nadu. Stop falsifying published genetic studies. Elu Sinhala is the name given to Sinhalese without any foreign loans, i.e “clean or pure” Sinhalese, contra Mishra Sinhala, i.e mixed Sinhala, which has a lot of Sanskrit loans. There is a whole corpus of ancient Sinhalese literature written in the Elu form. Tamils heard of Elu Sinhala for the first time in the 19th century and started making all these nonsense theories about Elu, some decades later. Surely for you to claim that some language existed with a name and all, you must have some references to it – why don’t you give the reference to where this mysterious language is mentioned? You can’t give any references to it, since no such language existed. Anyways your imaginary language most certainly is not the Elu known from the history of this island.

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      Justice – Tku. Lankan Tamils have a rock solid historically supported case to separate. But for many reasons I am willing to live together – separately.

      Unreal – Tell me where I am wrong. I am ready to learn from you. The hard fact is after all this blood-letting we cannot stop the parting of the ways. Remember what the wise and well informed Tarzie Vittachi sagaciously speculated in Emergency ’58. The day of reckoning is with us, my friend.

      R. Varathan

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        R. Varathan, Read the very first sentence from Real Siva Sankaran Sharma on his response to you. justice complements.
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        When in a storm if the wind doesn’t blow your way, you adjust your sails.

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        Tamils do not have any support in history for a separate state here. This island is the island of the Sinhalese. Tamils are a diaspora of Tamil Nadu. Whether the Tamils came here to pluck tea in the 19th century or whether they came to invade and occupy us or pluck something else, all Tamils are from Tamilnadu. There is already a Tamil state there. Nobody can break up Sri Lanka to make a separate Tamil state on historical grounds. The Tamil homeland is in Tamil Nadu.

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          Punchi Point with punchi brain, very punchi willi

          “Tamils do not have any support in history for a separate state here. “

          What sort of evidence are you looking for before you granted them a separate state?
          By the way the island is not yours to be divided and handed over to your equally stupid Tamil brethren.

          When and how did you kallathonies from South India begin believe this country is the island of the Sinhalese?

          “Nobody can break up Sri Lanka to make a separate Tamil state on historical grounds.”

          Neither you nor your equally stupid Tamils brethren can break up this island however as a descendant of kallathonie you can go back to your ancestral homeland in South India. When you go take your Tamil brethren with you.

          Bye, adieu, ……………. get lost and don’t come back.

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          Punchi Point

          Archeologists and historians appear to agree prior to about 9,000 years ago the Southern tip of present Tamilnadu and the Northern tip of Sri Lanka remained a single land mass i.e. undivided by the sea. It, therefore, follows the people in this island are of the same stock as those across the Straits. There is much genetic evidence of this.

          I might add that it is claimed the much venerated Parakrama Bahu
          is but a Pandyan prince (Wikipedia) Friend, let’s not break our heads over trivia.

          Will come the time soon when Sinhalese in sizeable numbers will forcibly emigrate to Tamilnadu – fastly growing up to be a highly industrialised and agriculturally developed rich state – looking for work and a living. Kallathoni sailing in the reverse??? This is not mischievous speculation but reality. It is already happening – in small doses. Tamilnadu is running short of man (woman) power. Some Lankans are already moving there.

          R. Varathan

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            R. Varathan

            ” looking for work and a living. Kallathoni sailing in the reverse???”

            I am looking forward to seeing the day all descendants of Kallthonies are returned to their ancestral homeland.

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              To facilitate the journey those in the south and hill country should first be moved to North, only a 20 mile hop from there.
              Soma

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                soma

                “To facilitate the journey those in the south and hill country should first be moved to North, only a 20 mile hop from there.”

                No need.
                Sri Lanka Navy has a few ships and there are fishing boats capable of crossing the straight or confiscate state supporting Drug baron’s trawlers and ships.
                We want you to hop in the first boat available and the rest will follow.

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          Punchi Brain,

          “This island is the island of the Sinhalese.”

          Where is the evidence?
          Just because today there are no Sinhalese in Baratha (India), that does not mean that the Sinhalese did not come from there (Sinhapura). Just because the Sinhalese are a majority does not mean that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhalese.

          Both Tamil Nadu (South India) and Tamil Eelam (North Sri Lanka) are Tamil Homelands.

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      R. Varathan

      “The process of history cannot be denied. Tamils from the North-East, recognised by several recent Sinhala-majority governments as their Homeland, came to Sri Lanka roughly 150 years ago enabled by the then British ruling authorities to help the administration of their Cash-Crop administration.”

      Could you clarify.

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        Native V,

        It should read “came to Southern Ceylon” – not Sri Lanka. My apologies.

        Varathan

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          R. Varathan

          Fine Thanks.

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      You must be someone masquerading as the original R. Varathan in these forums. The real R.Varathan would never have said that Tamils of the N-E came to administer cash crops. That is the version of history peddled by the Jathika Chinthanaya racists like Nalin de Silva.

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    July 1983 riots were indeed a shameful event in SL history. I was a student at a technical college in South of England at the time & being the only Asian at the College, I was known to everyone, at least by sight. It was most embarrassing & shameful for me to face fellow students & lecturers after the headline news of the barbaric crimes that occurred in the country. The college pastor, who went out of his way to ensure the welfare of foreign students, being aware that I was a Buddhist, often discussed Buddhism with me in our regular encounters. He was more knowledgeable than me on the subject & was shocked how Buddhists in general were so intolerant in SL. Having witnessed the 2nd world war first hand, he told me bow the Nazis were able to turn average law abiding citizens against the Jewish community & he saw similarities in SL as well.

    Thirty five years later, SL is still has an intolerant society, yet, boasts of it’s proud Buddhist heritage. I still have to explain, this time to work colleagues & my neighbours in UK, that we are not all racists but it’s only a misguided & misinformed few, just like the European fascists & neo Nazis, who are giving us all Sri Lankans a bad name. In truth, unfortunately, even among the professional SL community in UK, whilst enjoying a comfortable lifestyle as a minority, some have bigoted views.

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    I pray that those from the top to the bottom who took part in the riots of ‘July 1983’ would die a very very painful and miserable death and rot and burn in hell forever. Definitely it’s the blood of those innocent souls in the soil which prevents this land from prospering, rather heading to the worse.

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      Curse has already fallen upon them in 2009. Now SL is free of terror. I wonder how the writer of this article escaped from LTTE killing machine. Most of the political leaders he has mentioned is killed by the LTTE.

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    Demalu are haunted with ‘Black July’ carried out by UNP thugs but Sinhalayo are haunted with ‘Black 26 Years’ carried out by LTTE Demala terrorists.

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    Karikalan, now I heard, that your mentor was Amirthalingam. How about Amirthalingam’s wife saying in Vavnia, That Sinhala people should be skinned alice at Galle face and on the same day come to Colombo and go toa Party which sinhala people organized in a five star or seven start hotel.

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    Well, it is kind of sad innocent Tamils had to undergo some hardship during Black July for what was caused by their leaders and the LTTE.[Edited out]

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      Retarded ………….. women sniffing boots shine boy Shameless,

      “Well, it is kind of sad innocent Tamils had to undergo some hardship during Black July “

      Instead of looting and killing the innocents why didn’t you decide to stand in front of fast moving Yarl Devi? You could have done lot of good for yourself and the country. Even your immediate family would have appreciated your decision.

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        Native,

        We protected many a Tamils. No Village monkey would come inside our Walau watta to touch our tamils. We also allowed many to hide their Gold stash inside our house.

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          Retarded ………….. women sniffing boots shine boy Shameless,

          You never protected Sinhala women folks in times of conflicts let alone Tamil or Muslim. Women folks are being harrased by the a*******s who returned to the South demanding sexual favours from village girls/women as gratitude for the services they rendered in the North (raping, killing, …………..).

          “We also allowed many to hide their Gold stash inside our house.”

          After looting them from the hapless people.

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    Two days back Dayan Jayatilleka in “Api Kavuruda? – The Constitutional Gamble & The Idea Of Sri Lanka” claimed that the term “Black July” was coined by his father the late Mervyn de Silva” (For the uninitiated, Dayan was born a ‘de Silva’). Of course Dayan does not say as to whether he is proud of the claim or not.
    .
    For decades Tamils protested peacefully against a lower status “Ceylonese (now Lankans”). The 1983 pogrom was the mother of all pogroms to force Tamils to accept second class citizenship.
    .
    On 28 September 2008, Sarath Fonseka told Stewart Bell of the Canadian Daily ‘National Post’, “Non Buddhists may be allowed to live provided they do not demand anything”. This received lemma status till Sarath was dislodged.
    .
    Now doing the rounds is the lemma “Non-Sinhala Buddhists: Prostrate or be damned”.

    These fanatics fail to see us getting into the damned gurgler vortex.

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    Mr. Navaratnam

    I was a small 10 year-old boy then. But as a Sinhalese, I will say I am sorry. It (and all the prior pogroms) should never have happened and should not in the future.

    There are many sinhalese, like my family, who supported Tamils during those times and will continue to speak out for a multi-ethnic Sri Lanka. We do need Tamils who want to work together with us though for the same goal. Violence is not the answer – regardless of whether it is for liberation or suppression.

    I hope our people (who are much closer to each other ethnically and culturally than to any other ethnic group) will find a productive way to solve the problems of sharing this island in peace one day.

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      Sinhalese Buddhist,

      I salute you. The essence of what the Buddha preached is within you.
      I am happy there are many decent, humane Sinhalese amongst us – then and now.

      R. Varathan

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    Black July is haunting because it has been the ticket to go asylum shopping in the west for all the Tamils. Otherwise worse episodes than Black July has happened before and after in many countries including our neighbour India especially the Tamil homeland aka Tamilnadu, and nobody is talking about them and they are not haunting. The funny thing is the Tamils didn’t go back to Tamilnadu, where they can live as Tamils and bring up their children in a Tamil society, they rushed to western countries, in many cases they paid human smugglers all they have, and some even boarded boats risking their lives. Really Tamils, get over with Black July, it is old news. The criminals behind Black July should have been punished, but unfortunately for Sri Lanka and especially the Tamils, everybody is busy making other claims (like reasons for asylum or separation) using Black July and all the other riots, that they didn’t push to punish the killers and the looters who hurt so many people.

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      Punchi Point, punchi brain, punchi willi

      “Black July is haunting because it has been the ticket to go asylum shopping in the west for all the Tamils.”

      When you personally committed all those crimes against the innocent Tamils such as raping the women folks, killing their husbands and children, destroying their properties, robbing their valuables, …. beating them up on the streets, buses, …………. you had one thing in your heart and mind, the best interest of the Tamils, giving them the opportunity to make good on their aspirations by leaving the country.

      Actually you wished them well even while you were hurting them during your state instigated pogrom. The Tamils should be eternally grateful to you for the great help and the opportunity you gave them.

      Their future generations would not have to suffer competing with your corrupt future generation. I understand they are relatively safe, educated, doing good jobs, … plenty of opportunities, shy is the limit, ………………………. rich, ……..

      You should demand every Tamil who went abroad and made it pay you an annual fees for your great help in the 1983 pogrom otherwise they would have stuck in the Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto become a Sinhala/Buddhist fascist convert.

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      Punchi,

      The Sri Lankan Tamils’ homeland is Sri Lanka and nowhere else; get this fact in your thick scull first and foremost. July 83 along with torching the Jaffna Library is an indelible blemish on the part of the Sinhala Buddhists and nothing will absolve them from that!

      By the way, not just the Tamils but countless Muslims and Sinhala took advantage of the July 83 and migrated to the West as refugees!

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        So Malaysian Tamils homeland is Malaysia and Singapur Tamils, South African Tamils, Fiji Island Tamils, Canadian Tamils there homelands are these respective countries

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        Burning Issue,
        Balls! Sinhalayo did not go to west as asylum seekers. They migrated to West as professionals.

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          Eagle Eye

          “They migrated to West as professionals.”

          I trust you.

          Is that why they are working in super markets, laundries, old people homes, Petrol stations, …………. ?
          How come a Tamil Asylum lawyer in the UK is very fond of Sinhalese?

          According to a Tamil Asylum Lawyer, all of clients have claimed asylum on the basis that they helped Tamils during the war.

          Some headlines:

          Sinhalese asylum seekers’ on-water claims accepted by UN
          Saturday 31 January 2015
          swinburne.edu.au

          No place to go for asylum seekers in Australia
          12.07.2014
          http://www.dw.com

          Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing criminal investigation after being handed back by Australian authorities
          By correspondent Stephanie March, staff
          Updated 7 Jul 2014, 10:27am
          abc.net.au

          The Sri Lankan Civil War and Australia’s Migration Policy Response: A Historical Case Study with Contemporary Implications
          Judith Betts Claire Higgins
          First published: 16 May 2017
          onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

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          Eagle Eye – Balls!!!!! Your pseudo-Nationalism as a Sinhala Buddhist clouds your capacity to think straight and rationally. In the Gulf (Arab) countries the Sinhalayo are identified with the lowest menial jobs. In Italy where they went mostly as Asylum-seekers they are watchers, security guards and low paid labourers. In Australia, most of them are in the lower menial jobs while some of them masqueraded as Tamil asylum-seekers.

          What you say was true prior to the coming of the Sinhala Only in 1956.

          BTW, I am not mocking these people who have gone out unwillingly in search of a livelihood. They are, after all, our own people – despite our quarrels. The hard truth is there simply aren’t enough jobs to support a decent living for their families here. Tamils, as well as Sinhalese are in the same predicament while the Sinhala political leaders are lining up their sons and daughters to take over the plum political positions. Remember the much despite night car-races in residential Colombo for the
          raththaran kollo? Where do your BALLS fit in now???

          Kettikaran

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            Kettikaran

            Its been a long time since you posted any comments.
            You are not seen in this forum mostly since the demise of Ambassador Izeth Hussain. It was good fun when he was around.

            The pain in his own neck Eagle Blind Eye knows what was really happening within the asylum industry.

            The very stupid fellow Eagle Blind Eye wants us to believe the Sinhalese were invited as professionals all over the world to serve respective countries. The idiot does not even ask himself a pertinent question why the so called professionals are leaving in draws in the first place, if they are indeed professionals.

            The ignorant Eagle Blind Eye either believes in what types or believe he is winding up the rest of the sensible commentators.

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      Punchi Point

      Over a hundred thousand Lankan Tamils are still in Tamlinadu camps.
      In 7/83 it was double that number. As to bogus asylum seekers, note there are many Sinhalese too – then and now. Favourite destination – Australia.

      Pandaranayagam

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    Sinhalese Buddhist, I salute you, Because of very few like minded people (like you) the sanity prevails. I too take this opportunity to say sorry and will pray for innocent affected victims of Lanka.

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    Ethnic and religious riots are endemic in our country where every prospect pleases but man himself is vile. No amount of Buddhist teachings seems to have had sufficient influence to civilize our people.

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      RMB,

      The Sinhala Buddhist religious hierarchy does not have the advantage of the Catholic/Christian religions. The latter has an ancient tradition
      of chosing talented, young recruits to enter the religion. They are exposed to the wealth of their religious training, tradition, cultures from a young age. By the time they grow up to be Fathers they are
      intellectually sound and mature of the ways of the world. In the Lankan Buddhist tradition – as I believe the same in Burma, Thailand and so on – most of the young enter the monkhood due to poverty. Except for the occasional few, most are far from suitable to guide their flock towards peace during times of stress and conflict. That is, arguably, why we see Sinhala Buddhist monks leading mobs out to commit murder, mayhem and pillage. There was a video of a group of monk-mobs in a predominantly Muslim area recently where they were chanting “Onna api enawa” This was clearly to intimidate and terrorise the innocent Muslims in the area under attack to the effect
      “we, the terrorising killers, are coming for you” Where is the religious element here. Please let me not be misunderstood for undermining Buddhism as a religion here. I am only pointing out
      the undesirables in the Order using Buddhism as a tool for torture.

      Vanangamudi

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    Punchi is that name indicates your brain/thinking faculty, There is Sinhalese too who have claimed refugee status in western world. Ignorance is worse than imbecile.

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    Raja Senanayake

    “No amount of Buddhist teachings seems to have had sufficient influence to civilize our people.”

    What you learned was not Buddha’s authentic teaching its been known as Sinhala/Buddhism, which is of course Anagarika brand of Buddhism based on hatred for “others”.

    Please be clear about concepts.

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    Jaffna library and 83 converted all Tamils to be the foremost supporters of UNP and 89 Bheeshanaya coverterted JVP to be the guardian angles of UNP. Chiildren of those converted to Islam by sword are the main sword bearers to convert others.. This is life.
    Soma

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      Soma,

      Your father-Mother peeled Cinnamon. You have well understood the theorem of Cinnamon Peeling. But as, expected, you apply the Theorem of Cinnamon Peeling on all others, but gracefully give exemption to you from it. An Austrian SS.

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      somass

      “Jaffna library and 83 converted all Tamils to be the foremost supporters of UNP and 89 Bheeshanaya coverterted JVP to be the guardian angles of UNP.”

      Could you explain what you are blabbering?

      “Chiildren of those converted to Islam by sword are the main sword bearers to convert others.. This is life.”

      True this what we have been witnessing in this island in the last few years. Those who converted to Sinhala/Buddhist fascism recently have become the most zealous and hate mongers.

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    According to a perceived imaginary line from Tirunelveli to Middle East, Ceylon is falling on it. It was suggested so, there should be hydrocarbon sediments be available. Commercial projects have not been viable yet. But from Sirimavo times, this concept was used to political racketeering, willingly or not willingly, forcing foreign Companies into this. It was famous it was Norway Engineers broke out the fact that it was used Oil poured on sand to gimmick in Colombo as oil was discovered in Mannar. In 2011, October Colombo Sinhala News Media was in a stampede of declaring that Cairn India limited had discovered Gas in Mannar and in Contract with Lankawe to drill it.
    Just few Months ago for this drama, Old Royals had accused India for not undertaking a lucrative commercial project of Hangbangtota. So it was a suspicion in the people minds that if the Cairn had found gas under Mannar Sea Bed or has found the gas above the sea bed. But entire rest of 2011 Colombo Media was digging lot of Gas for Old Royals, after that there was no smell of it even on the buttock of the Old Royals. What was felt on that is, a tighter Modi had counterblow a Lankawe strategy to bring China to North, with another White Elephant. This time, unlike using a White Elephant to enter in Hangbangtota, Oil Drilling didn’t materialize to China to enter North. But this Oil exploration is still open and always threat to North and East. Recently, for some time, there is talk about Palali and KKS, but there is some talk of India also having its projects in those.

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    But this time,(one months ago) , there is a powerful new opening to China, that is 40,000 homes in North. This is giving access of every nook and cranny in North for China. TNA should remember that Colombo Media reported in December 2016, that Ranil had contracted with Chinese for 1 Million Visas for them. If China manages to build these 40,000 houses it will take over all them sooner or later.
    Not just getting it out, but even curbing China in Ceylon is only a historically past talk. But if China had entered North with such expeditious speed, then it is only a cyclone warning in the North. Sampanthar is said to mediate with India to make it to quote same price for 40,000 houses which China undertook to build them. Tamil Media reported that it would be successful block of Chinese entry to North if it goes through. But North has to take it to its attention the Al Qaeda said “They have be to successful always to protect them. But we have to be successful only one time to destroy them.” Dtetering China on 40,000 houses may be nothing, practically. North East is cordoned by 150,000 soldiers’ strong army. India doing 40,000 houses one time will not protect Tamils forever. If Mannar is gone, if Kantalai is gone, if KKS is gone, if Trico is gone, If Palali is gone, China still will be constantly devising mechanism to bring North and East under its control.

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    Fortunately Lord Buddha was cremated after his death according to hindu tradition. How-ever if he was buried his skeletons would have been turning in his grave to come out and stop the genocide (JR BRAND) in 1983.

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    There is enough blame to go around. That said, it is unfortunate that the minorities in this country have to live in fear. Fear that at sometime they would be the victims of mob violence and hate crimes, deliberately organized by certain fringe elements among the majority. That terrible day in July will always be a black mark in Sri Lanka’s history. Politicians with malicious intent organized these murderous mobs, to brutally attack the minority, destroying their businesses, loot and burn their properties, and kill them in the most violent ways. We should hang our heads in shame, that innocent people were killed because of sheer hatred, and because due to ignorance, racism, and the inability to differentiate between terrorists and innocent civilians.
    We should not forget that there were many decent Sinhalese people who risked their own lives to help those who were fleeing for their lives.

    We have seen this violence surface again and again in our country, thankfully not as that terrible July day, yet one can see that racism still prevails among certain factions in this country. The Sinhala people have no clue what it is like to be in the minority, and be fearful that thugs from the majority can one day attack, and kill you, for belonging to the minority group.

    No government since then, has done much to address the ethnic divide that plagues this country. Programs educating the public that all religions belong in this country and that all are equal, and to be accepted, should start at elementary school level.
    Look around at other nations that have successfully lived in unity despite their different ethnic groups, and learn from them.
    We have lost too much already.

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    Those faceless, sinister master planners from the time of the Anagarika and DS to ensure an entire Sinhala Buddhist monopoly of the Island – including much of the North East that is rightfully of the Tamils seem to have spoilt it for all Lankans. To quote a Sinhala friend “untath na, apitath na” situation. With the nearby sea lanes gaining greater primacy with the passage of years from now on, accentuated by China’s projected incredible industrial growth, the region will not only become one of contention between India and China but also of the Western industrial world – not excluding China and Japan. Another Suez in the region is inevitable with China’s BRI master-plan. This will bring some good to Sri Lanka but, arguably, more negatives.

    The Sinhala majority cabal – the apolitical clergy, the army, the political class, the commercial Czars who planned the destruction of the well developed Tamil enterprise – are in for deep disappointment.

    Vanangamudi

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    R Varathan ‘That it is claimed the much venerated Parakrama Bahu is but a Pandyan prince’
    You are 100% correct. His real name is Parahrama Vahu.Infact Ist to last kings Of Sri Lanka are tamils from Tamilnadu. Northern Province Chief Minster is in the process of correcting it using scholars (not pseudo ones) from North & East.

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      The Sinhalese and Tamils are close blood relatives . Let us accept the facts and carry on as a single united nation. the same situation prevails in practically every nation that I know of whether it is Britain of the Anglo-Saxons or the France of the Franks or the Germans .

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        Raja Senanayake

        “The Sinhalese and Tamils are close blood relatives .”

        Is it why they engage in periodic blood shedding?

        ” Let us accept the facts and carry on as a single united nation.”

        Could you elaborate on “as a single united nation”.

        “the same situation prevails in practically every nation that I know of whether it is Britain of the Anglo-Saxons or the France of the Franks or the Germans .”

        It is their problem. It doesn’t justify the way this island is being politically, socially and economically mismanaged.

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      Another fallacy the Sinhalese are made to believe is that larger than life image in the Perakum Condensed Milk tin and elsewhere is that of Parakrama Bahu. Whereas it is from the image of Agasthiya Muni – seen in many places in South India.

      R. Varathan

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    We also allowed many to hide their Gold stash inside our house.

    What about the library only interested to hide the Gold stash

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    Latha, Varathan and Lemuria/Kumari Kandam fans, here is something else which is Tamil:
    “Tamilan only teaches eyptian about architect, civilization, agriculture and all. building graveyards and firing death bodies is originated the tradition for the tamilans . from lumuria our tamil ancestors travelled to egypt to teach them. ie pyramid = periya veedu . even inside the pyramid our tamil kings dead bodies are there. “
    – நாம் தமிழர்கள்

     
    Here is another:
    “You brahmins are from isreal. Roman empire was invading your land then you were scared so you decided to leave and you came to iran. From iran you came to India. F@@ your sanatana dharma.. It was made by you brahmins. We don’t owe sanatan dharma. Tamils religion was aaseevaham. Tamils wrote the vedas and you brahmin cheap blooded people came and stole our books and re wrote them. “
    – Navin Kumar
     
    The above almost beat my all time favourites:
    – Jesus spoke Tamil
    – Buddhism is a Tamil creation (that’s ofcourse given when Buddha was Tamil)
    – English originated from Tamil
    – Sanskrit originated from Tamil
     
    When the Tamils are so crazy and claim such nonsense about such far away places as England and Egypt do the Sinhalese have even a slight chance against this Tamil assault? Is it so dangerous to let the crazy Tamil gangs keep mass producing history and leveling bogus historical claims? Afterall the people who write this stuff are either dumb and crazy or they know that they are lying.

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      Punchi Point, Punchi Brain, Punchi Willi

      “Is it so dangerous to let the crazy Tamil gangs keep mass producing history and leveling bogus historical claims?”

      So there isn’t much difference between the stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese, is there? This is what common DNA attributed to the Tamils of both side of the straight and Sinhalese.
      Even the myth grew larger and more ridiculous.
      From Buddha’s flight to this island, inventing Zero by Achchige Patali Champika Ranawaka ancestors some 50,000 years ago and his claim that the first Ape spoke Sinhala language and practiced Buddhism, the Aryan Ravana was a close relative of some of the saffronistas, the Marakala JR was a descendant of Aryans because he had a curved Aryan nose, Roman nose, hooked nose, ………………. and the silly claim that this is a Sinhala/Buddhist country, the Sri Lankan Armed forces won the war single handedly, … to ….. and the hyped idea that the the country had a unique hydraulic civilization, ….

      If you are ashamed of your exaggerated ridiculous claims, would you like to go back to your ancestral village in South India? Would you like to contemplate committing suicide? Please don’t do that.

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    In the two days of gory attacks, 53 Tamil prisoners were butchered to death and their bodies were piled up in front of a Buddha statue (within the prison complex) as an offering to Lord Buddha.
    What kind of sick people write this kind of macabre fables? And for what purpose? Just to stigmatize and demonize the the innocent Sinhalese people. I do not know whether the alleged murders or this kind of fake claims about offering the murdered victims to Buddha is more grotesque. Whatever it is, the fanatical Tamil man’s mind is sick that is why he is capable to make up such a grotesque story. Hope Colombo Telegraph will try to verify this part of the story from your sources. This is most repulsive and unbelievable.

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    He did not mention the story about what Kuttumani said at the courts is “one day Sinhalese become the minority of this country. So he wants to donates his eyes to a Sinhalese to see the plight they suffer through his own eyes.

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