18 October, 2021

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Boycott Sri Lanka Till Tamils Get Justice

By Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy

A visiting football team sends out the superficial message: all is well in Sri Lanka. It does not reveal that 4,000 university teachers have been striking for the past two months demanding better wages and greater spending on education, or that the government ordered the closure of all universities last week. It conceals a genocide that claimed 1 lakh Tamil lives in 2009 and a structural racism that marginalises minorities. In enthusiastically supporting the sporting spirit, even sections of the media fail to note that the football team had no permission to play in Tamil Nadu.

Instead of mutely following the dictates of the Central government, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has stood up for the people of her state. When she sent the football team packing, she showed how far the autonomy of a state could offer resistance to the Indian government, which has repeatedly disgraced Tamil aspirations and sentiments. While we were smarting from the wounds of a genocide that wiped out Tamils in the Vanni, New Delhi added insult to injury by inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse as the chief guest for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The Tamil Nadu Assembly’s unanimous resolution last year demanding investigation of war crimes and imposing economic sanctions against Sri Lanka has been met with absolute inaction. The immediate trigger for Jayalalithaa’s stand-off with New Delhi has been the manner in which the Centre has handled the issue of military training.

In spite of her strong objections against the training of nine Sri Lankan defence personnel at the Tambaram Air Force Station and her request to send them back immediately, the Centre relocated them to Yelahanka near Bengaluru to complete their course. The Centre went a step further, and two more defence personnel were admitted to undergo 11 months training at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, near Ooty, a fact that Jayalalithaa states “has been mischievously concealed from my government, showing scant regard for the views of my government as well as for the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu”. Any self-respecting leader would not have behaved differently.

Those who lament the return of the Sri Lankan football team and the stray attacks on pilgrims maintain a guarded silence about the hundred-odd unarmed Tamil Nadu fishermen who have been shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy in the past decade. In fact, the first call for snapping cricket ties with the island came from the Tamil fishing community, which has faced increasing violence whenever Sri Lanka lost a match to India.

Perhaps, New Delhi has forgotten, as it often happens in the case of Kashmir, the Northeast, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, that the people of Tamil Nadu are Indian citizens. By failing to take into account the misery that has been systematically inflicted on the Tamil people by Sri Lanka for the past several decades, and by showing scant regard for the demands of the Tamil Nadu people and its democratically-elected government, India is sowing the seeds of its own disintegration.

If the people of Tamil Nadu begin to feel disenfranchised and disrespected by the Centre, it will not be because of an overnight reading of the Marxist-Leninist position that India is a prison-house of nationalities; it will not be because of any regional or linguistic chauvinism; it will not be because of any rebellious and irrevocable attraction to the Tamil Tigers. It will be the result of outrage that New Delhi treats Sri Lanka as a friendly neighbour while it treats the Tamil Nadu government like a suspicious enemy nation suppressing information and clandestinely imparting military training to trigger-happy Sri Lankan Navy officers within its own territory. The breaking away will arise from the heartbreaking awareness and realisation that they are being treated as second-class citizens in their own country.

In a classic twist, it is New Delhi’s mollycoddling of the 21st-century Hitler Rajapakse and his armed forces that is going to implant the idea of self-determination and the national question indelibly in the people of Tamil Nadu, much more decisively than the LTTE or its struggle for Tamil Eelam. If the Centre has any shred of belief in the parliamentary democracy that it espouses, it has to also believe the necessary corollary: the Jayalalithaa-led government and the Tamil Nadu MLAs represent the 60 million people of the state. Their unanimous demands reflect the demands of the people. India, already complicit in the mass killings of Tamils in the Vanni, should ideally restrain itself from doing further harm to the Eelam Tamils.

The Hindu, a staunch critic of anyone who criticises Sri Lanka, termed Jayalalithaa’s action “myopic” and went on to say in an editorial that she was asking for, and peremptorily imposing, a “virtual embargo on sporting and cultural ties” with Sri Lankans. On the contrary, such a boycott is one of the solutions to the continued oppression against Tamils by Sri Lanka. Statistics are being reeled out of the 2 lakh Indian tourists who visit Sri Lanka in a year, and Indian business elites and corporations are gloating over the fact that bilateral trade is expected to hit $10 billion by 2017. In this context, it must be remembered that even though India’s ruling establishment yearns for a privileged access to Sri Lanka’s markets in return for military training and other imperialist collaborations, any call for a cultural and academic boycott, coupled with economic sanctions, can prove to be a very costly affair for that island.

There is no denying the fact that massive international pressure alone can halt the ongoing cultural and structural genocide against the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Boycotts, divestment and sanctions successfully worked against the South African apartheid State. Those who seek to support the Palestinian State have enforced a cultural and intellectual boycott to expose Israel’s policies of exploitation. It is time to apply the same yardstick to the authoritarian Sri Lankan State, a country with a Constitution that explicitly treats Tamils as second-class citizens.

Politically, even as we stand in solidarity with the striking Sinhala students and teachers, activists and working class, the people of Tamil Nadu should make it clear that an all-out boycott is the only manner in which the rogue State, which butchered tens of thousands of its own Tamil citizens, can be challenged and its war criminals brought to book. Without encouraging a culture of intimidation and stone-throwing, and without degenerating into gimmicks that run the risk of being written away as electoral/political stunts, this position advocating a boycott of Sri Lanka should not merely be limited to military training or football matches. Not only should the people of Tamil Nadu press upon New Delhi to change India’s foreign policy with respect to Sri Lanka to sever all diplomatic relations with its island neighbour, but they should call upon foreign governments, international movements, cultural artists, intellectuals, universities, revolutionary organisations and ordinary citizens to boycott the genocidal Sri Lankan government and suspend interaction in every possible form until this failed State delivers justice to the Tamils.

The views expressed in the column are the writer’s own. Meena Kandasamy is the writer of a collection of poems Ms Militancy. meena84@gmail.com Courtesy Tehelka

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    An eye opener

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      Yes! Eye opener for India, I guess …
      Whole India would be in chaos and would soon become ungovernable … Thanks to Jayalalitha and LTTE rumps … People who know the world are much concerned …. Janatha party president Subramanian Swami asking to have a President’s rule over Tamilnadu if it does not abide by India’s constitution ….
      LTTE, the product of India to control SL is being backfired as predicted …. India has not many choices … It is almost brink of disintegration if it allows Tamilnadu to has their way … If it does not allow Tamilnadu to has it’s way, Tamilnadu would explode …. What a pathetic situation … Tamilnadu, where a prime minister material was blown to pieces and still Rajiv’s murderers have support across the state, is not a state inhibited by rational politicians or leaders … They never think about the future … For that matter, even the Indian government’s heads like Indira G who created the LTTE and fed never thought about the future of India …. Instead, they gave priorities to personal rivalries, their political ambitions and to oppose AMERICAN INFLUENCE of the region which now lovingly embrace even antogonising neighbour SL …. Is this a country aspiring to become a superpower?
      Luckily, SL is out of DIRECT LTTE danger …. But, it must think throughly about the situation emerging and should act accordingly …
      Dear Meena,
      Your thinking about hurting and destroying SL is not going to materialize …. But, you can not say the same for your motherland, India … By the way, many who were subjected to the terror in Tamilnadu, are Tamils … Isn’t it pity that Tamils vs tamils on the soil of MOTHERLAND …. Fireworks just started, Meena … Put some oil from a distance … Do not get closer to the event unfolding …..

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        Forget about Subramaniam Swamy who according to a West Bengal MP always wants to be a bridegroom in every wedding and a corpse in every funeral

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      Dear Meena K,
      Here is a another for you to ponder …
      From Times of India oday under “Tamil outfit protests against hotel employing Lankans
      TNN | Sep 7, 2012, 06.19AM IST
      …. The protestors also attempted to barge into the hotel but were arrested by the police. Meanwhile, the hotel authorities had clarified that only one Sri Lankan was employed by them and he was a Tamil and not a Sinhala. “Neranjan Moraes, working in Heritage Madurai hotel as general manager is a Tamil from Sri Lanka. He is not a Sinhala. There is no other Sri Lankan working in our property,” said Rukmini Thiagarajan, executive director of Heritage Madurai in a statement. But the protest left the hotel authorities perturbed….”
      See how they defend employees in a hotel in that great country called India …
      Authorities of the hotel says to the effect … ” no Sinhalese working here … Only Tamils from SL work here … So, please do not disturb us ” …
      You must be very very happy … Isn’t it Meena? You must be …. Throw some more oil, madam …. Make it big ….

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      Thanks for this article and for pointing out the fact that it is no longer possible to do BUSINESS AS USUAL with the rogue regime in Lanka.
      Fair point! Time has run out for the Rajapassa rouge regime. Rajapassa was given the rope and time by the international community and has hung himself — with Chinese Aid! He is not wanted anywhere in the civilized world – in Britain or India where he is booed and hounded.

      Rajapass and his uneducated brothers and sons are an embarrassment to Lanka and a downright dead weight to Lanka’s development and MUST GO! Time for regime change do not Worry meena it is ON THE WAY the people of Lanka are fed up too!

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        Does the author live in Tamil Nadu ? If not why not? if she feels so strongly for jayalaltha and co .that is where she should live . What is this justice she is on about ? can she even make one example where Justice has been denied ? That will be very informative for the readers of this column.Hope she accepts the challege .

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      Eye opener to ones who see one sided not to leave this kind of articles any more … writers sounds to be sympathiser to Jayalalitha but not INDIAN state.

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    When dog barks mountain will not collaps

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      Kk

      I think you have missed one of your initials.

      Ku Klux Klan

      If you continue to chip away, there won’t be a mountain for you to bark.

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        Native please do not bother as you can never straighten a dog’s tail.

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          DOGS KNOW IT!!!!!!!

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    These kind of writings are the worst of all. They are close minded and refuse to see that Sinhalese and not only Tamils deserve justice in Sri Lanka. Also they hurt feelings between communities. What can visiting footbal team or visiting crickeers or visiting pigrims have to do with the actions of a racist government?

    The more there are Eelamist Tamils like this, the more the Rajapakse government will crow and say ‘we told you so.’!

    Shame on you, Ms Militancy!

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      Pandukabaya, it is about time Sri Lanka dropped this LTTE, Tamil Terrorists, Tamil Diaspora, Tigers etc stories and addressed the issues concerning the Sri Lankan society as a whole. I find it is utterly disgustiing that when there are attempts to draw the Sri Lankan Govt’s attention, on matters concerning the Tamils, the defence forwarded by some as that the Sinhalese also have grievences. Obviously as the present FUTA issue has been allowed to drag by the govt. for too long. It is not the fault of the Tamils that the Sinhalese govts have for the last sixty years been vascilating on their issues. Whose fault? I believe all Countries should forthwith abandon all Sporting activities with Sri Lanka and boycot participation. The Sinhalese have had it too good for too long, doing nothing we Sinhalese are suffering as well.Meena Kandasamy your article is very opportune considering the intransigence of the Sinhalese MR Govt. More and more countries should follow and the Tamil diaspora should canvass support in every field of sport.

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        @Gamini, you miss the point and frankly I am not that bothered by your disgist or the lack of it. My problem is that ultra nationalist Tamils and ultra nationalist Sinhakese have the same problem – they both whine about what affects them only.

        Do you find that fair? I do not. Ths article was criticised by me for the reason that though it opens with a token reference to the FUTA strike and promises a tokeb sympathy with the disafffected in Sri Lanka, the rest of it goes to justify what is happening in Tamil Nadu now.

        THAT is what I find disgusting!I am surprised that you do not. But then again, perhaps I should not be.

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          Pandukabaya, we have had enough Rhetoric. If as long as the Sinhalese can not see beyond their noses, this problem between the Sinhalese and the Tamils will simmer like a pot on fire till all the liquid evaporates, signifying the end of this country with further blood shed and murder, with the onle difference, this time round with the involvement of Tamil Nadu as well justifiably, more openly than before I presume.

          Pandukabaya I well understand why you and a few others support someone else to Ranil Wickremasinghe as the replacement to MR, who will continue to toe the same line, installing the likes of you in position in place of the present lot and for the Carnival to continue. Sri Lanka I truely weep for thee.

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    THANKS MEENA! GOD WILL HELP THE TAMILS GET JUSTICE,FREEDOM,SAFETY,EQUALITY,HR AND PROGRESS!
    JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING SOON TO INHUMANS WHO RUINED
    FELLOW CITIZENS AND STIL COMPLAINING!KARMA NEVER STOP
    FOLLOWING DEMONS!

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      SHAN NALLIAH GANDHIYIST –

      How come the GOD HELP TAMILS ONLY, WHEN THE TAMIL NAADU TAMILS ATTACKED PILGRIMS WHO WENT TO WORSHIP A GOD’S ABODE IN INDIA.
      DO you asking from a Tamil christian god or Indian christian god to help and take your revenge.

      calling your Gandhiyist.[ Is this Gandhian or Ghandoo].

      In Sri Lanka all ethnicities are in the same boat.
      not only tamils.
      THE words JUSTICE,FREEDOM,SAFETY,EQUALITY,HUMAN RIGHTS, PROGRESS, are use by all but nothing in sight to implementation.

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        No,not all ethnicities are in the same boat, one ethnicity is in a sinking boat while the other enjoys a ride in a cruise liner.
        When muslim shrines are demolished and hindu beliefs are challenged, buddhists are entertained by ancient relics.

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          Jegath precisely. This is the kind of felony committed by all these Political Leaders to help each other to stay in Power. This Goon MR in order to distract the masses, sometimes arranges Cricket Matches. Then you arrange Relic disposition to a Moda Sinhalese Buddhists in the country as you have rightly pointed out. Then they arrange English Literary Society workshops. Arrange night car races, wasting scarce electricity and soon afterwards ask the consumers to use electricity spareringly. Then get a Buddhist monk to attack an age old small Muslim Mosque in the area that has been there for quite some time. Get a Minister to stone the Judgs and attack Court Houses. Get a Pet Chairman from a PC to rape a young child. Get another Chairman of a PC to kill a Tourist and molest the Girl Friend. Get yet another Chairman to fiddle funds to the tune of millions or billions. We FOOLS read all this and do nothing about it, but put the blame on the Opposition for not doing anything at all. The game is, ‘Me Sir. Yes you Sir. Not I Sir. Who then Sir. You Sir.
          ‘.

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          Mr jdegath,mR K-Gamini
          Canot agree with your comments,
          as per the present situation and condition in sri lanka, there is a de facto government also governing.
          So you can see the problems are pacing by all ethnicities in Srilanka. all are in a rough ride but governing looters and their goons are well off.
          But , I have to ask why this woman Meena Kandasamy and gamini aka Kamini a tamil himself did not ask Their Mother India to BOYCOTT AND STOP GIVING SUPPORT TO LTTE TERRORISTS SINCE 1976. IF THEY DO THAT AT THAT TIME THERE WILL NOT BE A DISASTER TO SRI LANKA. SPECIALLY TO SRI LANKAN TAMILS.

          THIS WOMAN SAYS;
          ## Politically, even as we stand in solidarity with the striking Sinhala students and teachers, activists and working class, the people of Tamil Nadu should make it clear that an all-out boycott is the only manner TO be challenged sri lankan ##.

          BUT THEY HAVE ATTACKED TO SRI LANKAN TAMIL PILGRIMS LIKE YOU PEOPLE.
          IS IT FAIR J-D-EGATH AND K-GAMINI?.

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          Mr jdegath,mR K-Gamini
          Canot agree with your comments,
          as per the present situation and condition in sri lanka, there is a de facto government also governing.
          So you can see the problems are pacing by all ethnicities in Srilanka. all are in a rough ride but governing looters and their goons are well off.
          But , I have to ask why this woman Meena Kandasamy and gamini aka Kamini a tamil himself did not ask Their Mother India to BOYCOTT AND STOP GIVING SUPPORT TO LTTE TERRORISTS SINCE 1976. IF THEY DO THAT AT THAT TIME THERE WILL NOT BE A DISASTER TO SRI LANKA. SPECIALLY TO SRI LANKAN TAMILS.

          THIS WOMAN SAYS;
          ## Politically, even as we stand in solidarity with the striking Sinhala students and teachers, activists and working class, the people of Tamil Nadu should make it clear that an all-out boycott is the only manner TO be challenged sri lankan ##.

          BUT THEY HAVE ATTACKED TO SRI LANKAN TAMIL PILGRIMS LIKE YOU PEOPLE.
          IS IT FAIR J[D]EGATH AND K[G]AMINI?.

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          Mr D[J]egath,MR K[G]amini
          Canot agree with your comments,
          as per the present situation and condition in sri lanka, there is a de facto government also governing.
          So you can see the problems are pacing by all ethnicities in Srilanka. all are in a rough ride but governing looters and their goons are well off.
          But , I have to ask why this woman Meena Kandasamy and gamini aka Kamini a tamil himself did not ask Their Mother India to BOYCOTT AND STOP GIVING SUPPORT TO LTTE TERRORISTS SINCE 1976. IF THEY DO THAT AT THAT TIME, THERE WILL NOT BE A DISASTER TO SRI LANKA. SPECIALLY TO SRI LANKAN TAMILS.

          THIS WOMAN SAYS;
          ## Politically, even as we stand in solidarity with the striking Sinhala students and teachers, activists and working class, the people of Tamil Nadu should make it clear that an all-out boycott is the only manner TO be challenged sri lankan ##.

          BUT THEY HAVE ATTACKED TO SRI LANKAN TAMIL PILGRIMS LIKE YOU PEOPLE.
          IS IT FAIR J[D]EGATH AND K[G]AMINI?.

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    Politacally economially and socially Tamis cameTO SRI LANKA as Invaders form South Indian reagion.Several centuries these proxy troops subject govern our Island under the Tamil,Chola and Pandi ruthlees and merceles rule by South Indian invaders.They try evey ways and menas to eliminiated Sinhalese Race from this island by genosided by Tamil racisim.But Totally fail,Modern Eelam is ongoing new project had been created by jiontly Tamil Nadu Chavinist and SJV Myth of Tamil Eelam first step to eleiminated Sinhalese race from this island.
    This so-called new project carry out by LTTE and Other Terrorist outfits in Sri Lankan and Indian soil.Ans diaspore in EURPOEN UK AND USA.
    Under SJV Fedreal Party ,TULF under Allvapilla Amthtaliagam and TNA under Sapamatam are local-Tamil ecourging Eelam political outfit.
    Ther are not any secular democarcy,in US UK EU or India,they seek by hook or crook to be created ROUGE TAMIL EELAM STATE IN ISLAND OF SRI LANKAN.TIME BEING TAMIL NADU EELAM STATE OF ORIGING AND BIRTH PLACE SO-CALLED EELAMIST SKIPPED.

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      Nawas Dawood, why is it that the Sinhalese take pride of Vijaya’s arrival as the beginning of the Sinhala Race, claiming relationship to the Aryans? As usual fishing in trouble waters, to establish from a foot hold to a larger grab, after the forefathers came here for trading and marrying from the local community or is it that your lot brought your spouses as well?

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      @Nawas Most people cannot prove the stuff they choose to speak of..Forget Vijaya, forget Chola and that nonsense, those who claim Tamils are outsiders are the very people who have DNA that is borrowed from the people of Bengal..a staggering 80%.

      Sinhalese come forward with your DNA, but be prepared, you are in for a shock,a shameful one.

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        Jegath’s

        sweeping comment is mind boggling.

        “those who claim Tamils are outsiders are the very people who have DNA that is borrowed from the people of Bengal..a staggering 80%.”

        Could you cite your source.

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          Wikipedia or google is your friend..But do you understand complex scientific facts?

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      Nawas Dawood

      What is your message?

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      It is proven history that the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka are yakkas and nagas. All others, including the Sinhala race with the arrival of Vijaya, came to Sri Lanka from various parts of the world. Forgetting that, it is hypocrisy to say that the Tamils only came from India. Some Sinhala Buddhist extremists are demanding that the Tamils should go back to India. There are also murmurs from the same extremists that Muslims too should go back to the countries they came from. So Brother Nawas keep your bags ready for the journey to the unknown destination.

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        Lanka Muslim

        “Some Sinhala Buddhist extremists are demanding that the Tamils should go back to India.”

        Sinhala/Buddhist are right in their demand. However when they go back to India I want the Tamils to take the Sinhala/Buddhists with them. Both can comfortably continue their war in their ancestral home land which is India.

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          “Ancestral Homeland” interesting…In that case, Veddas should leave back to East Africa..

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          BOTH SINHALESE AND TAMILS CAME FROM INDIA
          GET BACK TO INDIA AND LIVE IN PEACE OR “PIECES”- ITS YOUR CHOICE
          THIS LAND BELONGS TO YAKKAS NAGAS AND VEDDAHS.
          BUT NOW THE “YAKKOS” ARE IN CONTROL!!!!!!!!!!

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      [Edited out], which is your land. your land is tamil nadu and not shit lanka. you dalit tamils converted to thullukism due to discrimination by hindu tamils and landed in shit lanka by banana boats. now you are talking about muy country.dai [Edited out], don’t talk rubbish.

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        Rama:

        “don’t talk rubbish.”

        Are you having a conversation with yourself?

        You say:

        “now you are talking about muy country”

        Who are you and please name your country bearing in mind ancestors of both the stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese came to my ancestral island by Kallathoni?

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    Jayalaitha’s clear, and utterly misplaced, position appears to be Delhi has to consult her with regard to ALL the Centre’s policy events and decisions re. Sri Lanka. This is taking matters too far – even for a swollen-headed woman of suspect virtues. Cancelling the visit of a school-boy soccer team is nothing short of infantile behaviour. Sri Lanka may be a small country but it requires to be given the regard and respect of a sovereign State – an elementary diplomatic courtesy the TN/CM apparently is not familiar with. The irony of it all is her
    nemesis former CM Karunanidhi blames her for the present cold-war between the two sides.

    It is the duty of both Govts to ensure ordinary citizens from both sides should be enabled free, safe and unfettered visiting facilities to either side as guaranteed in the message of both Govts incorporated in the Passport document itself. It is equally the duty of both to restore the warm relations between the two peoples and countries.

    Senguttuvan

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      Completely Senguttuvan. At last a voice of sanity. Thank you!

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      As a democratically elected president if Mahinda Rajapakse has the license for a killing spree in Mullivaikal, Jeyalaltha who is elected in the same way will reflect the sentiments of her people, deal with it..

      Cuba played Russian card in the 1960’s, America was aggressive not soft to Cuba, it was a successful policy, now Lanka plays China card, what will a nation which envy to be a super power do?Be soft and subtle?

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        Jegath says:

        “As a democratically elected president if Mahinda Rajapakse”

        Really?

        MR won the election thanks to VP’s huge support from Vanni.

        You make a stupid statement:

        “Jeyalaltha who is elected in the same way will reflect the sentiments of her people, deal with it.”

        She would be very well advised to up hold law not to break it.

        You say:

        ” now Lanka plays China card, what will a nation which envy to be a super power do”

        It is similar to what Chanakkya VP did in the past 30 years. He over played Delhi card, played a Colombo card, played a Washington card, eventually he played against himself.

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          Vedda is getting old, cannot remember that MR won a second term also what law did Jeya break?Attackers have been arrested and a request from a chief minister to central government to boycott a nation is well within the law..

          VP was a soldier they are born to die,his survival for 30 years is a surprise,he played all cards for the betterment of the Tamils not for his survival, if otherwise he could have accepted the bribe from Rajiv and the Americans and lived happily ever after.

          Rajapakses play the cards for their own survival and they big difference…

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      Senguttuvan,
      Your comment “even for a swollen-headed woman of suspect virtues”
      is unwarranted.
      If you want to please the SL government, please do, but without hinting about some leader’s chararactor. Similar hint can be made by others about you too!

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    WHEN A NATION IS STARVED THEN THE NATION WILL OPEN ALL THEIR FACULTIES.
    THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD BRING ABOUT EMBARGO AND SANCTIONS AGAINST SRI LANKA AND MAKE THE REGIME AND THEIR BOOTLICKERS OPEN ALL THEIR FACULTIES.
    THAT IS IF THEY HAVE ANY FACULTIES.

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    She herself said that it is tragedy that she writes in English though she is a Tamil. Listening to her interview in Tamil reminds us what the Tamil Diaspora parents are experiencing in their adopted country. The young lady’s passion and articulation in the interview on many subjects including Eelam Tamils will make an impact, if one has about three quarter of an hour to listen to the interview. We need to encourage our young people to listen to the interview, which will make a positive impression on them.

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    I appreciate her revolutionary thoughts at the same time I want to highlight certain important matters regarding Indian Govt-Srilankan Govt-Ealam Tamils-Tamilnaadu Tamils.
    1)The history of Ealam Tamils in NortEast Srilanka and Tamilnaadu Tamils in India are contemprory.The geography and the fishermen problems are self-explaining.2)The Indian central Government and the Srilankan government are both anti-Tamils.They both have a good understanding and agenda that no Tamil movement can intervene.They both want to break the link and relationship between Tamilnaadu Tamils and Ealam Tamils.The first move for that was the giving of the Katchathivu to Srilanka by the Indian government.3)The Tamil Naadu CMs are cheating the Tamil people.The only aim of the CMs are to be the CM.They do not do anything to Ealam Tamils when they are in power.But they speak of Ealam Tamils when they are not in power to come to power.

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    Meena thank you for your contribution. It is not just penning an opinion, the pen itself becomes a weapon, mooting a rational intercourse with non-compliant options available for Tamils of Tamil Nad against a failed state that hides behind electocracy.
    Indeed you have to tolerate the anti-Tamil Sinhala chauvinism exiting in the form vomit and diahorrea. It is what the Tamils have to put up with in Sri Lanka in the white van or through the barrel of a gun.
    The Sinhalese oligarchy believe that they have the right to everything if not they will either eliminate them physically or politically.
    Thank God, we have a real Tamil leader, representing the Tamil mood willing to adopt everything possible to bring about a dirable political solution to the Tamil People whether in India or Ceylon.
    I am always intrigued by comments in Colombo Telegraph. Thank you CT.

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    @Senguttavan.. You are totally turned off on CM of TN? How come?
    All the protest demonstrations in TN are legitimate except violence on the pilgrims buses, although surprisingly not a single pilgrim in Tanjore or Vellankani were hurt. Not an injury liken what happened in 1983 to the Indian tourist and property which you yourself witnessed.

    Jayalalitha is reflecting the general opinion of the people of Tamil Nadu, and it does not matter whether DMK leader approves it or not. He or the DMK is not a factor in Tamil Nadu.

    Meena is right and truthful. There needs to be justice to the Tamils in Sri Lanka as well as Tamils in the diaspora who have complaints and bitter experiences for 30 years. War crimes have been committed and so far the war criminals have been rewarded to plunder the $60 Billion dollars and invited to India (If he dares to turn up), and visiting the UN provoking the Tamils.

    There will be protest in Geneva and NY.

    As for Chennai, it will get worse and lead to Trade Union action in Ports and Air Ports. Royal College Football team can go and play pandu in Hambantota in the future. There is a $100 million dollar stadium and soon they will be planting cactus and dry zone vegetables there. This is also a psychological war in India and now Sinhala Buddhist who have been visiting India as pilgrims are fearful of going there. But Tamil pilgrims and tourist will ignore the travel advisory of the State terrorist GOSL. This will also affect the flights of Sri Lankan airlines and Mihin Air. It is not business as usual after 40 months.

    As long as rapes, molestations, torture and state terrorism exist in the North and East, the visible and even violent protest will take place in TN. BTW, most of the pilgrims were Tamils, and that is why none of them so far have been interviewed by Rupavahini, in case you did not know.

    There is overwhelming support in the Tamil diaspora for Jayalalitha on this matter, and the centre need to placate the wishes of the people of TN and their CM. Especially regarding training of the Sinhala Military.

    The UN, US and the IC are interested in the Sinhala war criminals and are not even showing any interest even in KP, who is alleged to have violated all rules on weapons and terrorism? Why are the Rajapakses protecting him if all the allegations GOSL made previously were not lies? Did KP buy their silence? How about Pillaiyan and Karuna who are both busy canvassing hard for the Rajapakses in the EP!!!!

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      Donald J Gnanakone says:

      “There will be protest in Geneva and NY”

      Will there be any protest in China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, Singapore, North Korea,Cuba, …………?

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        Will it make a difference?Half of the countries are entertained by dictators, forget the right to protest..

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      Donald, to quote, ‘The UN, US and the IC are interested in the Sinhala war criminals and are not even showing any interest even in KP, who is alleged to have violated all rules on weapons and terrorism? Why are the Rajapakses protecting him if all the allegations GOSL made previously were not lies? Did KP buy their silence? How about Pillaiyan and Karuna who are both busy canvassing hard for the Rajapakses in the EP!!!!

      At least now do you understand the Conspiracy hatched by the Americans and the Indians with MR and VP? They have dispensed VP, but MR is still the lap dog, not only of the Americans and the Indians but the whole of EU, Australia and many other important countries where retired Sri Lankan Forces personnel accused of War Crimes, are either posted on Diplomatic Missions or as emigrants with Residence Visas issued by the host countries at the request of the MR govt secretively?

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    @Native. Other than Singapore, the other countries does not have Tamils as resident.

    The protest in Geneva and NY around 22nd of September are related to the UN visit of President Rajapakse.

    Meena Kandasamy’s interview in Tamil is very interesting as she seems to be giving voice to the Tamil view point in an intellectual manner, with her respectful association with Kasiananthan the former Batticaloa poet now resident living in India since 1983.

    Too bad it is not in English, where she is quite eloquent than in Tamil. Similar to the other Tamil poetess Thamarai, who is fiery, Meena comes out strongly on the Tamil issues in a soft manner. I have seen her being interviewed on TV talk shows in India but due to her youthfulness she is not given much airtime. But even then she has spoken rather eloquently and sensibly compared to the Indian or Tamil Nadu politicians.

    I am certain she will be heard on international TV on Tamil issues in the future. Sri Lankan TV like MTV and ITN should interview her and put forward her views and the SL embassy in Delhi and Chennai should engage such authors without ignoring people like her with an ostrich like attitude.

    Well done Meena Kandasamy and we all will hear from you much more both on Tamil and women rights.

    Donald Gnanakone
    Tamils For Justice

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      Dear Donald,
      Please organise a protest in Norway to protest against “Childcare Genocide”

      Urgent appeal for Bruce Fein Anna’s Services to Tamils in Norway to halt “Language Genocide” and “Childcare Genocide”

      These damned Genocidal Norwegians, not understanding Sri Lankan cultural practices, have torn Tamil children away from their parents and put them into genocidal Norwegian welfare/custody.

      “In my case, they accused us of sexually abusing our kids, all because we hug and mollycoddle them, which Norwegians are not used to. In one particular case, they took the children away from the family because they used to sleep in the same room with the parents,” Mahatmajothi, who was originally from Jaffna said.”
      http://www.ceylontoday.lk/27-11926-news-detail-norwegian-excess.html

      Even more shocking: “They also claim their children have been prohibited from conversing in their mother tongue, Tamil, or any other language, apart from the Norwegian language.”

      Donald, this is unacceptable “language genocide”, no?

      These poor people deserve your help. First they escape Sri Lanka to hide from the LTTE’s child recruitment teams and GoSL white vans. They get to Norway, thinking their kids are safe and now, this disaster.

      And you know the worst thing about this story (if its true)? These distraught Tamil parents are asking ‘genocidal’ Sri Lanka’s Gotabya for help!

      Why didn’t they come to “Tamils for Justice”? Perhaps they can’t afford Bruce Anna’s fees?

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    @Senguttavan and other friends. Please re read what Meena has written, which is very sensible, truthful and realistic.

    Quote ” Instead of mutely following the dictates of the Central government, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has stood up for the people of her state. When she sent the football team packing, she showed how far the autonomy of a state could offer resistance to the Indian government, which has repeatedly disgraced Tamil aspirations and sentiments. While we were smarting from the wounds of a genocide that wiped out Tamils in the Vanni, New Delhi added insult to injury by inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse as the chief guest for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The Tamil Nadu Assembly’s unanimous resolution last year demanding investigation of war crimes and imposing economic sanctions against Sri Lanka has been met with absolute inaction. The immediate trigger for Jayalalithaa’s stand-off with New Delhi has been the manner in which the Centre has handled the issue of military training. -Unquote”

    She has also written, Quote ” Not only should the people of Tamil Nadu press upon New Delhi to change India’s foreign policy with respect to Sri Lanka to sever all diplomatic relations with its island neighbour, but they should call upon foreign governments, international movements, cultural artists, intellectuals, universities, revolutionary organisations and ordinary citizens to boycott the genocidal Sri Lankan government and suspend interaction in every possible form until this failed State delivers justice to the Tamils. Unquote”

    I echo the sentiments she and others who had criticized your irrational comments about Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha who is challenging the central government on Tamil issues like no other. Just see what happens in the Parliamentary elections where both DMK and Congress including powerful minister Chidambaram will struggle to win even one or two seats out of 40 odd in Tamil Nadu. That swing alone will bring a change in government in the next elections and as you know the Congress (I) – I For Italian, have their own struggles and scandals in other states.

    Immaterial of Indian politics, Truth, Justice and Accountability will always prevail, although the wheels of justice sometimes turns very slowly.

    Meena, has left out the Trade Union action which is being contemplated on the Tamil Nadu airports and Ports against Sri Lanka. Only then the Rajapakses will see “stars”, and Delhi or Beijing would not be able to do anything. All other actions, and boycotts would be very trivial compared to Trade Union action which will have serious ramification and consequences on Colombo Port, Airport, and Sri Lankan Airlines.

    Only then those who attack Chief Minister Jayalalitha, and the supporters of the State Terrorist/War Criminals, will realize what Meena Kandasamy has said” SRI-BOYCOTT LANKA-TILL TAMILS GET JUSTICE.

    As for the Tamil diaspora, they are still struggling to boycott the Rajapakse airline, hotels and groceries, but want the Americans, British and Europeans not to wear “underwear” made in Sri Lanka by the Juki Girls. There is no logic to that campaign.

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    Correction:
    SRI-BOYCOTT LANKA-TILL TAMILS GET JUSTICE.

    It is BOYCOTT SRI-LANKA- TILL TAMILS GET JUSTICE BY MEENA KANDASAMY.

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    Mahathanamutta – I try to be responsible and objective in my comments.
    It is rarely I speak of the personal traits of public figures. You apparently don’t know much about JayLolita or TN politics. Paul .. Pandiyan, who I believe was a former MLA Speaker, once told an election audience “if Jayalalitha thinks her claim to be CM is because she was the kept-mistress of …. people will prove her wrong” Friend, it is not I that is saying this.

    You are clearly a Tamil mis-spelling Mahadenamutta. Your misreading I want to “please” the Rajapakse Govt is totally the opposite of most
    pro-Rajapakse Govt readers in this blog -who usually call me their stern critic. I am. I am opposed to wrong coming from the Sinhalese, the Tamils, the Muslims, the Rajapakses, Ranil W or anyone else. And, surely, when I see something good I write accordingly.

    Senguttuvan

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    Donald, my friend

    Visiting and living in Tamilnadu since the 70s; inter-acting with leaders in many aspects of its society – including many sections of the intellegentsia – makes me bold to declare Tamilnadu/Madras has not had a CM of the sublime reputation and integrity of Shri Bhaktavatsalam and CN Annadurai. The 3 that followed were unfit, dishonest and seriously lacking in moral rectitude. My learned friends there lament “what a fate for this talented State to be in” I cannot but disagree fully. That is not to take away my gratitude for all three for their voice and support for the suffering Tamils in Sri Lanka.But then each issue has to be viewed by its own merits, right?

    Senguttuvan

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    Correction – Pls read as “agree fully”

    Senguttuvan

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    My dear Gamini, the “Reply’ option is not available on your comment so I am posting here….

    It is truly I who weep for the likes of you supporting pathetic losers like Ranil W. who has brought a once tremendous party like the UNP down to its knees. I consider him a bigger disaster than MR who is, at least, nothing more than what he can be, a yakko from the village who has never learnt the norms of civilised behaviour apart from a superficial charm. Ranil W. is a disgusting degraded example of his kind and I condemn him.

    And as for your rant against the Sinhalese, you are also one sided in your views. It is not only the Sinhalese but the Tamils who need to work together if this country is to recover. If this approach is not taken, you may rant all you wish but what you say will have no meaning among ordinary people.

    Lastly, let me make it plain that I do not support a single poliitcal alternative on the stage currently. For straregic purposes and purely in the interests of denting MR’s power, I may look with interest at the more viable options on a short term basis.But all these options are far better than that cretin and your hero Ranil W. who cannot even articulate a powerful message to ordinary people any more. He will not be able to win even if he competes against himself!

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      Pandukabaya you are entitled to your own opinion. You claim that RW as responsible to have ruined the UNP according to your convoluted Logic. For your ilk, it is not the UNPers who crossed over the day after RW was Officially invited by MR for discussions to work jointly who ruined the UNP?. Why? All of them had issues who were probed by the COPE earlier, while they were holding office as Ministers under a UNP govt. from December 2002 to July 2004. Now Ranil had to work with a set of Corrupt under the very UNP. He was unable to deal with them straight away as then there would not have been any members left to run a govt. This is the Truth. Therefore before he cleansed the party UNP, he had to turn the Country’s Economy around and also bring a settlement to the Ethnic War. With all this damage done to the UNP by the those who deserted, trotting out various excuses, the remaining novices like Sajith thereafter started to destabilise the UNP untill they found they had no overall support within the UNP. Pandukabaya you very clearly have displayed your allegence to this so called reformist group. What is the Position you aspire under the new management of the UNP? Or what have they promised you? It is not RW who has ruined the UNP but people of your ilk that are responsible. Remember that!

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        Certainly it is RW who is responsible for cravenly weak leadership of the party when it should be surging against MR. His apologists – including you – will like to blame the cross overs eternally for ruining the party but that is only part of the problem. That is a convenient excuse. It only makes those who hold that position, somewhat silly.

        For the record, I hate politics and am only somewhat surprised to see that you also succumb to this practice of trying to say that a particular point of view is expressed only for ulterior motives, ie; in this case, your ridiculous hypothetical allegation that I am being offered positions by the opposition political forces.

        Get out of that trap. Remind yourself that an individual can have genuine views, honestly held. The art of civilisation is the ability to engage with those views. Somethines though we submit only to our baser instincts.

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    And by the way, it is ironic that your response does not even address the substance of my comment which was disgust at the tone and tenor of this Ms Militancy’s writings amounting to a justification of the attacks on sportsmen and pilgrims in TN. You have merely embarked on your favourite defence of Ranil W. That tells a lot eh?

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      Pandukabaya, you are nothing but a Sinhalese Chauvinist. Although you may boast of your Human Kindness, which the Sinhalese Buddhists even extends to all living beings, you want the Tamils to be subservient to Moda Sinhalese like you. No wonder there are Lawyers and Lawyers. Be frank and truthful, had you been born as a Tamil, would you not mind being treated in the manner, what you propose now? Then try to understand Democracy means, not only the Rule of the Majority but equality to all in a society. Little learning is indeed dangerous.

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        @gamini, again you miss the point and in your annoyance, is now freely discarding even the little niceties that you observed.

        Why do you engage in pointless character slander? Do you think that you – some anonymous clown – can disturb me? Why do you not respond to the main point that I raised – that Ms Militancy’s article justifying the attacks on Sinhalse pilgrims, boycott of sportsmen is plain wring. And here you go into a blather about equality and all that. Horse shit! Hilarious!

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    This remind me of one lady with similar name [Edited out]
    Tamilnadu should fix its toilet issues before they comment on others… 52% of the population does not have toilets and it also explain why they want to crap on others toilets…

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      [Edited out]

      Now, she is crying again.

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    @Senguttavan. I have been visiting Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai from 1958 as our family was the guest of M N Nambiar family for 2 months soon after the riots.

    Our family have had very strong connections with the film crowd from that time, and that was the future of the Tamil Nadu politics from MGR, MK, DMK and JJ who was classmate of Mr. Nambiar’s son late Sugu Nambiar national treasurer of the BJP.

    I worked with MK on the million signature petition to the UN in 1983 and arranged the delivery to the UNSG, and I have the original Airway Bills etc. I would not discuss any of the other political, shipping or aviation work I had done in India and we also had a shipping agency office in Chennai from 1977 to 1983 with the head office in Singapore.

    Everyone is aware of my work on the SSCP and KKNP protest etc, both in India and Sri Lanka from 2004. I proved to Delhi that it was a fraudulent project with my shipping and aviation experience and I had documented it before any of the admirals of the navy could make silly arguments. Lasantha questioned the IHC in December 2004 about the KKNP days before the Tsunami and on December 16 there was a front page article. Then every body forgot about it, but Lakshman Kadirgamar was well briefed, but he died in August 2005. LK was an intelligent attorney and understood international law unlike Chandrika who knew only her wines and brandy well.

    So I know the whole crowd very well and inside out at the levels you are not aware of.

    As far as the Chief Ministers in TN are concerned for the past 30 years it was a choice of MGR, MK and JJ. I am only commenting on JJ’s current term of office as CM and not her life story and her morals as a film star and politician the last 50 years. Even so she was never married, and as far as I know she did not have more than 1 boy friend, which many of our Tamil women/wives cannot boast of, leave alone film stars.

    I agree there are issues about her wealth on her previous terms, no doubt, but tell me how many virtuous Indian politicians that you as a businessman from Colombo or the other intelligentsia in South India you talk about can name.

    Anyway, I do not want to be the judge on their morals, character, integrity and reputation. I will be a judge of mine, and I am very proud of mine, and that is why I had and still have the trust of both the Tamil and at least one half the Sinhalese leadership.

    The issue here and this wonderful lady Meena Kandasamy’s article is about Boycott of Sri Lanka until Tamils get justice. JJ has made giant strides despite the central government undermining her efforts, but the pressure she has put on the GOI keeps them on their toes, and in turn they have an hobson’s choice on matters pertaining to Sri Lanka. She needs to do more to help the Tamils, both the 150,000 Tamil refugees in India,and students as well as the long suffering Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    I disagree with your disparaging remarks on CM JJ, and like the majority of the Tamil diaspora and Meena Kandasamy I support her actions. But this is just the beginning of the end and not the end of the beginning. JJ and TN trade unions including the petty politicians have a long way to go regarding, full boycott, sanctions, and trade union actions. It is certainly unfortunate that some pilgrims and most of them Tamils to Thanjavur and Vallankerni have been harassed but thankfully there has been no injuries. The psychological effect on the Sinhala Buddhist pilgrims, tourist and students have been huge.

    The foreign ministry is bloody confused, and this is the latest.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/21729-sl-to-remove-travel-advisory-soon.html

    India threatened their own advisory to their citizens and other commercial pressures. Sri Lanka cannot afford a showdown with India, and GOI will not compromise their security under any circumstances although they can afford to sacrifice some trade. It is Sri Lanka which has hell of a lot to lose, because without Indian competition, spare parts, and oil including operating the petrol station Sri Lanka will go down the economic precipice before we say “Jack shit”

    All prices will go through the ceiling even if there is a slow down on trade, and Sri Lankan Airlines, and Colombo Port will face serious crisis. With all running smoothly Sri Lankan economy is on pins and needles.

    75% of the container cargo handled is to or from India, and without Indian transshipment containers the big shipping lines will withdraw very quickly and most will be forced to call Chennai, Kochi, and Mumbai directly or transshipment via Singapore, Dubai and Salalah will increase.

    Don’t be thinking like your business friends from Sea Street and Pettah who went on protest to the IHC today closing shop at 1 PM. They are either stupid or were obeying the orders from the Rajapakses. You can check on the reasons by phone and respond on this forum as it is related
    to this article. So you don’t have to email me.

    Anyway, Mr S, you should reveal your real identity to every body without fear of any kind of fallout as your views are very moderate even on Rajapakses and Fonsekas. Ranil is not a vengeful man. But god forbid if Premadasa comes to lead the UNP they will be in the opposition for the next 20-30 years. That is exactly what the Rajapakses want… Hope the stupid Sinhalese do not fall into that trap, but in some way it might be good for the Tamils as the IC will be more sick of the Rajapakses in a few years, than what they are now. lol.

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      As Donala Ghankone had involved in shipping and aviation, he may know how they established fake passport offices in Yapapatuna and shipped Tamils overseas well before 1983.

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        Thalaiver, no wonder you have more brawn than brain, thanks to ‘Power World’. Did Gota get a Passport to Karuna Amman, in the name of Kokila Gunawardene from the Yapapatuna Office?

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    God! get a life Gnanakone. Whom are you trying to fool by this crap?

    Do you cry everyday because your Wanni Sun God who killed his own people as much as hundreds of innocent Sinhalese civilians,is dead?

    I bet you do!

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      @Pandu.. WTF? You buggers are trying to rewrite history?
      Hambantota Horas killed 100,000 Tamils in 2009. That is why the Sinhalese are so terrified of Prabhaharan’s name..(Ghost)in the Island and rest of the world.
      You Sinhalese can destroy cemeteries and desecrate dead fighters and be perverse and sick. But you all cannot destroy what is in the Tamil heart and mind not only in the island but the whole world. It is people like you who motivate the Tamils and build their resoluteness.
      The UN, US, and IC are only investigating Sinhala war criminals.
      Remember that very clearly!!!
      Do not forget how Rajapakse was chased out of Oxford, London and the commonwealth and also the Olympics. There is more to come in the future including legal action against the US citizens. These crimes cannot be covered up.
      Now the poor Sinhala pilgrims and tourist have to face the music in Tamil Nadu and Thirukumar faced the slippers.
      Getting Justice for the Tamils who died and also survived the concentration camps and rape is my life, Silva.
      Donald Gnanakone
      Tamils For Justice.

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        Mate cool down, these Sinhalese cannot stomach the fact that they are directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of children,pregnant women,infants,elders,etc..The thought of how history is to be written makes them panic, so they start the blame game like nursery kids..

        Some people don’t deserve your anger…

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        Hic! look at how this guy Tiger Gnanakone gets mad!What a joke! As long as jokers like you exist, the Rajapaksas also will thrive. You are their biggest asset.

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      Pandukabaya, why don’t you see the mole in your eyes, rather than the speck in Donald’s? I believe that not only Donald, even you have to get a life, seriously.

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        Oh! so you are rushing to the tiger Gnanakone’s defence also eh? Now your spots are fully revealed. And so is your defence of that fool Ranil W. Talk about moles and specks. Bibilical terms are very useful here

        Good luck mate. Good that you were exposed in this forum. Thats the end of my dialogues’ with you hereafter. I was under a misapprehension all this time that it was worth it to be engaged with you, whoever you are. Now adopt a different name and join in the conversation!

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          Pandukabaya, Donald Gnanakone is a Tamil with means who lost everything in this country and had to take up residence out side the country, not because he loved it, but was compeled to. So naturally he fights for his rights as a citizen of this country. What do you do? Brand him a Tiger and turn a blind eye that he has no right to complain or protest. For all I know he may have contributed funds even to the LTTE. Tell me the Tamil who would not in his shoes? What has to be done is not to add insult to injury but to mend fences without being racist, be it Sinhalese or Tamil. if not even for the next thirty years we will be in the same position as now.

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    Tamils and Sinhalese live in harmony if this stupid woman care to come to the island and see for herself.With respect to justice,all communities suffer the same fate by the authorities.Their terrorist masters in Vanni created this situation in the island.She should stay put in the country where, perhaps she had claimed refugee status or go to TN and campaign for more public toilets and cleaner streets.Sri lanka is a paradise compared to native TN.She should let the law abiding communities live in peace in the island.Get a life woman!

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      “Their terrorist masters in Vanni created this situation in the island”.
      Nimal,
      Do you know WHO created the “terrorist masters in Vanni”????????

      “She should stay put in the country where, perhaps she had claimed refugee status or go to TN and campaign”

      You have not read well OR understood the post here.
      Meena Kandasamy is not a Sri Lankan Tamil.

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    Another eelam loser still hallucinating………..

    go get a life, moron.

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      “eelam loser” Eeelam in Tamil means Srilanka, she hold an Indian passport so how is she a srilankan?So who is the moron now?

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    Who Structural racism is that this woman is explaining.

    She accuses, apparaently. Sri Lanka for structural racism and then shee explains all the racist or tribalist things carried out by the Tamilnadu kingdom of modern apes.

    See, the United States, UK, or any other such powerful country did not become powerful by promoting various minority agendas. Therefore, Sri Lankan govt should also overcome this minority feeling of it’s people.

    So, she should have explained what this structural racism is. If that is causing the Tamils to lose their minority feeling that should be continued.

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      Thalaiver I told you that you have more brawn than brain. The US, UK and other powerful countries minimised discrimination. Minority rights were upheld. Hence they developped. The Blacks, who were taken as slaves were freed and allowed to come up in society, that for the first time a Black became the President of the US. Can a non Sinhala Buddhist aspire even to become the PM, leave alone the post of President for the next foreseeable future in this country?

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      Accusing others of racism but you spit the same venom..Contradicting statements is a symptom of a mind in chaos..Consult a psychiatrists, sooner the better…

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        Jegath says:

        “Accusing others of racism but you spit the same venom.”

        Tamils and Sinhalese are born racists. They do not know this because both are born stupid.

        You say:

        “Vedda is getting old,”

        Words of wisdom passed on to me:

        “Listen to your elder’s advice, not because they are always right but because they have more experiences of being wrong.”

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    Jegath

    “VP was a soldier”

    Really?

    When did he fight in the front line?

    He believed he was a born Field Marshal, from cradle to Field Marshal.

    A coward, even during the last leg of the war, he was hiding behind women, aged and children, surrendered and was hacked to dead. He forced the children to wear cyanide and swallowed it when caught but did not have the courage to commit suicide when he himself was caught. This is typical of all dictators, from Saddamed to Gaddafi.

    If he was a soldier he should have remained a soldier, a body guard to TULF political leader, Amirthalingam.

    Had he remained a bodyguard to Amirthalingam the Tamil people would not have suffered so much in the past 30 years.

    Don’t blame the Sinhalese (they too are stupid as you are) blame yourself for Tamils are very capable of self destruction, which has been proven without a shred of doubt. The only people who can match you is your brethren the Sinhalese, then the Tamilnadu Tamils, then Hindians, then rest of the South Asians.

    So where is the money that VP received from Rajiv, Premadasa, MR, and others? If he was a honest soldier he would not have worked for all these leaders for fees based on the work he did for them. VP received these fees for being Chanakya for which people paid a heavy price.

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    Jegath asks:

    “Wikipedia or google is your friend..But do you understand complex scientific facts?”

    Jegath wants to know whether Native Vedda is capable of understanding complex scientific facts.

    I am not going to pretend that I do. Only the Sinhalese and Tamils are capable of pretending what they are not.

    The simple answer is no I don’t.

    However I would like to help you pretend that you have done some reading on the subject and feel free to drop few names. Your wife/partner would be impressed if you quote the following research papers:

    The Legend if Prince Vijaya – a Study of Sinhalese Origins by R L Kirk
    American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Volume 45, Issue 1

    Blood Genetic Markers in Sri Lankan Populations – reappraisal of the legend of Prince Vijaya By N Saha.
    American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Volume 76, Issue 2

    Genetic Variations in Sri Lanka By S S Papiha, S S Mastana and R Jayasekara
    Human Biology October 1996

    Genetic Affinities of Sri Lankan Populations By Gautam Kumar Kshatria
    Human Biology December 1995 Volume 67 No 6

    Peoples and Cultures of Early Sri Lanka By Dr Siva Thiagarajah

    Peopling of Sri Lanka by S Vishan

    Jegath go on make your day.

    Now I have given you information please read those papers and let us know what you understood and tell us the story in simple day to day language. I must warn you there are no colour pictures in those four articles.

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    You have mentioned that 1 lakh Tamils have been killed in 2009 by the Sri Lankan troops and hundreds of Indian fishermen have been killed by the Sri Lankan navy. Can you please enlighten us as to what the sources that provided you these numbers are, so that we also can use them in our writings.

    The number of people killed during the last lap of the war in Sri Lanka, according to the report presented by the UN Secretary General’s experts panel was only 40,000. Can you please point out as to where the UN panel went wrong.

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    Hi Meena,
    I don’t know where you live and I assume in a comfortable country away from the North of Sri Lanka. People like you just like to stir the pot and create problem for both Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka and then cry “Foul”. You people never talk about the millions of Tamils living in the South and the West among the Sinhalese and have far better lifestyles than the majority Sinhalese. How about the Indians working in Sri Lanka? Aren’t those Tamils who you are talking about? How about the millions of Sihalese and Muslims who are suffereing in Sri Lanka? Are they marginalised by the rich Tamils and the Sinhalese governmet? Even when the Psychopath killer Prabha the coward who is famous for hiding behind children killed thousands of innocent Sinhalese children, women, old people and Monks over a period of 28 years, can you name how many Tamils were even hurt by the Sinhalese. During that period every Hindu Kovil in the south had their festivals without fail and well supported by the so called Sinhala government and the Sinhala people. It is only Psychopath Prabha killed Tamils during that period.

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    I admire your brave article not accounting the consequences faced by some journalists as the result of current regime.

    I hope you would continue to safe guard the rights of Ceylon Tamils.

    Take care.
    Krish

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