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Chelvanayakam – Thanthai Who Pushed Tamil Children Over Vadukoddai Cliff To Nandikadal

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Tamil Theology Upgraded Prabhakaran & Downgraded Jesus: Part VI

Instead of emotional discussions as to our historic origins and glorious pasts, let us come into grips with what we during the last 68 years after Independence have lived and suffered. By reflecting on the past sufferings and our own mistakes, we all can learn a lot and prepare for the future.” – Fr. S. J. Emmanuel, (Comments, Colombo Telegraph, 24/1/2016)

S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, the ideological father (Thanthai) of Vadukoddian violence, escaped death at the hands of Velupillai Prabhakaran – the merciless killer of Tamils — only because he died of natural causes. Had he lived a little longer he would have been eliminated by the very forces of violent politics he fathered in his Vadukoddai Resolution. He would have been gunned down along with his loyal deputy, Appapillai Amirthalingam – the Tamil political leader who was the Godfather to the “boys”armed with the violence legitimised in the Vadukoddai Resolution. Chelvanayakam was lucky to have escaped the wrath of Prabhakaran and passed away with dignity without falling a victim to his own violence which he embedded in the Vadukoddai Resolution. The Vadukoddai Resolution was aimed at targeting the Sinhalese. But it boomeranged and decimated the Tamils. At Vadukoddai he uncorked the explosive racist bottle and let loose the violent Tamil genie lurking inside — and the rest, of course, is history that led the Tamils all the way to Nandikadal.

Chelvanayakam

Chelvanayakam

The collective responsibility of adopting a military solution in the Vadukoddai Resolution falls on the heads of the Vellahla leadership of Jaffna and not the Tamil people at the grass root level. Peninsular politics was always determined by the English-educated, Saivite, Jaffna Vellahlas (ESJVs). The lesser castes had neither the education nor the political and economic power to challenge the all-powerful ESJVs. Prof. A. J. Wilson states that the upper-caste Vellahlas dominated the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) and the Federal Party (FP). (p.138 – S. J. V. Chelvanayakam and the Crisis of Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism, 1947 – 1977, A Political Biography, A. J. Wilson, Lake House). The leadership that steered the Vadukoddai Resolution also came from the ESJVs. They were hoping to ride on the backs of the violent Vadukoddian “boys” – mostly low-caste — to the seats of power. But the “boys” born out of the Vadukoddai Resolution had plans of their own. They were planning to grab power for themselves, not to hand over the fruits of their sacrifices to a feudal ancien regime dominated by the Vellahla leadership.

When Chelvanayakam legitimised the use of guns and bombs, as per the Vadukoddai Resolution on May 14, 1976, it was his last and desperate bid to salvage his separatist politics. He went through every word of it before it went up for ratification at the first national Convention of the TULF held in Vadukoddai. ( p. 128 – Ibid) It was a critical document that was designed to achieve his ultimate ambition. And his ambition was to go down in Tamil history as either a Jinnah who created Pakistan or a Mujibir Rahman who created Bangladesh. But there were no signs, even in the distant horizon, of a separate state coming his way to justify his Apocalyptic politics.

Besides, his age had caught up with him. In a speech delivered in Batticoloa on May 11, 1975 he said : “I am seventy-seven years old now and even in this old age I am fighting for the liberation of the Tamils because I am aware of the dangers that are lurking for the Tamil community in the Eastern Province. There is no other alternative for the Tamils to live with self-respect other than fight to the end for a Tamil Nad (i.e., a Tamil state” ( p. 127 – Ibid, quoted from The Ceylon Daily News, May 12, 1975). The sum and substance embedded in the Vadukoddai Resolution was the “fight to the end for a Tamil Nad”. But he was 78 when he launched his ill-fated Vadukoddai Resolution. At this stage he was also feeble and his Parkinsons disease did not give him any hope of realising his separate state within the limited time available to him. He was in a desperate hurry to achieve his ambition. Vadukoddai Resolution was his “short, nasty and brutish” route to achieve his elusive Eelam. And he was fully aware that his desperate military solution would drag his people into a bloody war – a risky gamble with no guarantee of winning. It was a gamble that could go either way. Grimly warning that not even the most powerful government cannot control “ possible consequences” of separatism he said : “He is a brave man who can prophecy the the result.” ( p.67 – Ibid) Looking back, it is legitimate to ask whether he could have been “a father to the Tamils” when he had pushed all the Tamils children over the Vadukoddai cliff into the hell of Nandikadal.

The decision to go for a military solution was a mission dreamed up by Chelvanayakam and his Vellahla desperadoes who believed, mistakenly, that they could replicate what Jinnah did to India or Mujibir Rahman did to Pakistan. Blinded by his racist fanaticism Chelvanayakam failed to grasp that he was making the biggest blunder of his life. Not only was his decision to go for a military solution doomed he was also handing over the power in the peninsula, which was in the hands of the Vellahla elite even under colonial rulers, to the “boys” of his Vadukoddai Resolution. Tragically for the Tamils, the immature, power-crazy “boys” went berserk eliminating first the fathers of the Vadukoddai Resolution. The irony is that children of the Vadukoddai Resolution devoured the arrogant fathers who met in Vadukoddai. Jaffna would never be same again. The Vadukoddai decision to go for a military solution stands as a monument to Chelvanayakam’s folly.

The Tamil leadership paid with their lives for committing the crime against peace. “A crime against peace, in international law, refers to “planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing”. This definition of crimes against peace was first incorporated into the Nuremberg Principles and later included in the United Nations Charter.” (Wikipedia). The Vadukoddai Resolution comes within the definition of a crime against peace outlined in the quote above. It is comparable to Hitler rejecting peaceful alternatives and declaring war against peaceful nations. Excuses were manufacture to exculpate Hitler’s belligerency. But the Nuremberg trials dismissed those excuses as invalid. The initial act of committing the crime against peace and the subsequent war crimes and crimes against humanity that followed from the crime against peace reigned supreme at the Nuremberg watershed.

Without any compunction or concern for the consequences that would flow from their decision the Tamil Vellahla elite, led by Chelvanayakam, declared war when it urged “the Tamil youth to take up arms and never cease to fight until they achieve Eelam.” No other leadership in any other community has officially declared war as a political tool to achieve racist objectives. In pursuance of the Vadukoddai Resolution the Tamil leadership financed, directed, propagandized, aided, abetted, and lobbied in Western capitals. The plotting, planning, preparing, initiating action that led to the declaration of war question the capacity of the Tamil leadership to make viable, rational and peaceful decisions on behalf of the Tamil people. After committing the crime against peace it was rather comic to see them posing as non-violent Gandhians.

It is the Tamil leadership that should be held responsible for launching, prolonging and, finally, rejecting all peace offers guaranteed by the international community, which eventually perpetuated the longest running war in Asia. It was a futile war which killed the most number of Tamils by the violent forces legitimised in the Vadukoddai Resolution. The Tamils argue that it was the Sinhalese who hit them first. They say that it was the Sinhalese who created Prabhakaran. If so why didn’t the other two Tamil-speaking communities also produce their Prabhakarans? Why didn’t the other two Tamil-speaking communities pass resolutions similar to that of the violent Vadukoddai Resolution, or join the Thamil Makkal Payasoom – a pan-Tamil movement launched by Chelvanayakam to confront the Sinhalese collectively? Why was violence chosen as a political tool by the Jaffna Tamils only when non-violent democratic alternatives were available to resolve ethnic differences, as seen in the peaceful political strategies of the other two Tamil-speaking communities : the Muslims and the Indian Tamils?

From on overall perspective there was no valid rationale to commit a crime against peace. The cost of this arrogant decision to dictate terms to an elected government through violence was paid by the grass root Tamil people while the ESJV elite, flew out of the hell they created, to greener pastures in Western countries. Besides, the direct consequence of the ill-fated decision to wage was to create a cruel fascist regime headed by a racist megalomaniac. Power slipped almost imperceptibly from the ESJVs to a school drop out, Velupialli Prabhakaran. This “Tamil Pol Pot” (The New York Times) turned his neck of the woods into the most barbaric enclave of ruthless racism, complete with ethnic cleansing. It was the worst ever fascist regime to rule any part of the nation throughout its history. The only other instance was when Sankili marched down to Mannar and massacred 600 Tamil Catholics on the Christmas eve of 1544. The hate politics embedded in the Vadukoddai Resolution perverted national politics at all levels. It enthroned racist politics, legitimised Tamil violence, engendered Tamil fascism, enforced ethnic cleansing, and caused the most amount of Tamil deaths which left the Tamils as the helpless victims of their leaders’ folly. It is a political document that raised the hopes of the Tamils without producing any tangible or lasting results. Their crime against peace, like all crimes agaienst peace, did not pay any dividends to the Tamils or to the rest of the nation.

The post-Vadukoddai period, in particular, contained all the ingredients of Hitler’s fascist movement. It was loaded with hate politics, racism, fascist tyranny, lawlessness, loss of dignity and liberty to the Tamils, mob violence of armed youth, absence of rule of law, kangaroo courts, personality cult, deification of the Supreme Leader, forcible recruitment of young children, demonizing of perceived enemies, and above all, committing the crime against peace, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In other words, the Tamil leadership turned into a gang of war criminals. In some key respects the Tamil leadership began and ended like the Nazis of Germany. And the rag-tag remnants of the Vadukoddai Resolution left over are behaving very much like the neo-Nazis, wrapping themselves in the most obscene flag symbolizing only brutality and violence.

The unravelling of the violence endorsed in the Vadukoddai Resolution snaked its way to Nandikadal, deflating Tamil arrogance and reducing them to humiliating victims of their own folly. In the end, the Tamil collective leadership that drafted and legitimised violence in the Vadukoddai Resolution were fated to face the truth of the Biblical maxim which states that those who live by the sword shall die by the sword. The Tamil leadership dropped all pretence of being non-violent Gandhians and officially endorsed a violent military solution only to reap what they sowed. Chelvanayakam is responsible for closing down all possibilities of peaceful co-existence by deliberately opting for the military solution. He steered the Vadukoddai declaration of war to its climactic point of legitimising violence and committing the crime against peace. He opened the floodgates of violence. There were pressures on him no doubt. But he brought those pressures upon himself by garlanding the Tamil assassins and accepting the blood-red pottu placed on his forehead by a Tamil militant who drew the blood from his veins. (Wilson – p. 119). His alleged commitments to non-violence vanished at Vadukoddai when he went through the wording of the Vadukoddai Resolution with a fine comb and approved the text. (Ibid. – p. 128).

Leadership, in one sense, is all about knowing when to fire and when to withdraw and confine the troops to barracks. His political career indicates that he was a general who let loose his undisciplined forces to scatter bullets in all directions, particularly the Tamils. The firing of his forces missed the target and ricocheted to slaughter his own people.

In passing the Vadukoddai Resolution the traditional leadership of Jaffna lost its grip on peninsular politics. The Tamil youth who were asked to take up arms did just that and overthrew the fathers of the Vadukoddai Resolution as dodos of a pre-historic era. They were seen not only as doddering creatures from the Jurassic Park but also as inimical forces retarding the progress of the Vadukoddai Resolution. In their calculation the old guard had to be eliminated and the sons of the Vadukoddai Resolution had no compunction in decimating the fathers. Vadukoddai Resolution turned out to be a symbolic act. It represented the removal of the old feudal guard and radicalising Jaffna by breaking down the rigid caste structures. Jaffna has been hiding behind the cadjan curtain – the ubiquitous shield of casteism — for too long. It had to go. It was refusing doggedly to join the forces of modernity creeping into every nook corner of the 20th century. Not even S. W. R. D. Bandaranaiake’s radical legislation contained in the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act of 1957 was successful in breaking down the caste barriers. The ESJVs were well entrenched in strategic positions to undermine any threat to their casteist power and privileges.

It needed an internal explosive force to challenge and eradicate, if possible, the entrenched forces of Vellahalaism that had taken root in the casteist soil of Jaffna. The greatest positive role of Prabhakaran was in dismantling the casteist structure and radicalising Jaffna. Anecdotal evidence told tales of the low-caste LTTErs marching into Vellahla house, sitting in places where they were forbidden to sit earlier, and demanding that they be served with porichchi koli by the Vellahlas. But that seems to be short-lived. The recrudescence of the old Vellahla casteism is seen once again after the elimination of Prabhakaran. Confirming this new trend Daya Master, the English translator to the Vanni regime, told the Indian journalist Padma Rao Sundarji: “There is another thing. It is sad but interesting. If you remember, the LTTE liked to boast that it had done away with the caste system. In some ways, it had. But the former cadres of the LTTE, upon returning to the mainstream of Tamil society, are facing many problems, especially the women. They are being treated and shunned like outcastes. So, in a way, there is a rebirth of the caste system in Tamil society in the formerly LTTE-held areas. I hear that many of them are finding it very hard to handle.” – (Chapt 7, SRI LANKA, A NEW COUNTRY, Jaffna : A former Tiger is a TV producer.)

Irrespective of this set back, the Vadukoddai Resolution should be read as the starting point of the modern era in Jaffna. The unintended consequence of the violence endorsed in the Vadukoddai Resolution was to blow up the concretised layers of feudal casteism. Clearly, the Vadukoddai Resolution was meant to retain and consolidate the power of the ESJVs. But it didn’t work quite that way. With the Vadukoddai Resolution the Vellahla leadership not only dug the graves of the ESJVs and the fascist casteist system that oppressed and enslaved the dalits of Jaffna. In this respect Prabhakaran became more important than Chelvanayakam.

That trend continues to this day, though there are reports of the Vellahlas raising their heads again, now that Prabhakaran is no longer there to keep them in check. In the quirky world of Tamil politics, Chelvanayakam seems to be less relevant to contemporary Tamil politics than Prabhakaran – the first born child of the Vadukoddai declaration of war. The first son of the Vadukoddai Resolution has overtaken Thanthai (the father). The Tamils have moved away from Chelvanayakam as their iconic leader. He no longer inspires the post-Nandikadal generation of Tamil activists. Nor is he the ideal invoked for political action.

For one thing the Tamil movement abroad has been taken over by those who were close to Prabhakaran. Consequently, Chelvanayakam has come down several pegs in the living memory of Tamil activists. The walls of the sitting room pictures of Tamils in the Diaspora are covered with either portraits of Prabhakaran in heroic poses, or with one of the householders posing next to him to indicate their affinity and commitment to their avowed leader. In some houses they light the traditional oil lamps as pooja to images of Prabhakaran – lamps which are lit only for their gods. Public rallies fly the monstrous flag designed by a cheap Chennai street painter to the specifications of Prabhakaran. The face that flies in some flags is that of the biggest killer of Tamils and not that of Chelvanayakam, the Thanthai. Of course, they pay lip service to Chelvanyakam as a museum piece. But when it comes to realpolitik they have no qualms in opting for Prabhakaran.

There is a slight shift towards Chelvanayakam where the old guard is still in command in Jaffna. That is mainly because they are under pressure not to invoke the counter-productive image of Prabhakaran. Embracing Prabhakaran is not profitable for marketing Tamils internationally, particularly with India. A shift towards him is bound to provoke a backlash which will undermine the authority of the Old Guard, both nationally and internationally, in this age of anti-terrorism. So nominally they are obliged to recite the “Chelvanayakam mantra” but, in their heart of hearts, they too have a sneaking commitment to their ruthless killer, Prabhakaran. It was his power to kill that inflated his image into mythic proportions. Chelvanayakam only defined the ideology for Tamil violence. It was Prabhakaran who transformed the ideology into a ruthless force, though only for a brief while. So he shines over Chelvanayakam as the doer and not the theoretician.

The desperate attempt to regroup is also centred on Prabhakaran who is elevated to the level of a demi-god. In the absence of a worthy hero they hail Prabhakaran – the biggest killer of Tamils – as their greatest hero. Chelvanayakam is overshadowed by killer Prabhakaran. No other Tamil leader has received the kind of adulation that has been given to Prabhakaran. Clearly, the Tamils will not commemorate his birthday (November 27) , wrapped in his beastly Tiger flag, with such fervour, if they thought that their “dear leader” was also not their “greatest leader”. This leads to two critical questions : 1. Is Prabhakaran – the biggest killer of Tamils – the ultimate repository of Tamil greatness? And (2) if so, what does it say of the Tamil culture? He demanded so much from the Tamils and gave nothing back to them except pain, suffering, death and destruction. How can such a failed figure be hero-worshipped by the community which was whipped into total submission?

Fascist tyrants who had driven their people to death, destruction, defeat and humiliation have been rejected by civilised societies after the political victims had recovered from their traumatic experiences. Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot and their ilk have gone down with their fascism into the dustbins history as the scum of civilised societies. But Prabhakaran, the Tamil fascist killer, seems to be the exception. This questions the bruited values of the Jaffna culture more than Prabhakaran who came out of the womb of Jaffna.

The question that haunts the living who came out of his fascist nightmare is : why do the Jaffnaites, particularly those in the Tamil Diaspora, hero- worship Prabhakaran to whom they gave everything and got nothing in return? Are the Tamils a bunch of dehumanised, sado-masochists with a pathetic penchant for wallowing in their own misery?

To be continued

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    Who Pushed Tamil Children Over Vadukoddai Cliff To Nandikadal

    you Did

    is your Tami wife your slave?

    or you her slave

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      Dear Mr Mahindapala,

      You are the one champion of truth that we, the Sinhalese, have. Some Tamils have repeatedly thrown this story at me. Is there any truth in all this? How do we counter these lies?

      http://transcurrents.com/tamiliana/archives/546

      There are 108 comments on this story.

      Please respond.

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        I’m disappointed that HLDM doesn’t provide responses to questions asked of him.

        This story is extremely embarassing to us Sinhalese. It begins like this:

        “In truth, Nethmi Lavanya Yogendra should have attained fame when the Year 5 scholarship results for 2007 were released late last year. Nethmi was placed second in the Colombo District after securing 190 marks at the scholarship exam held in August last year.

        Instead, the little 10-year old seems fated to become a household name because the government has denied her access into Vishaka Vidyalaya on grounds of nothing more than her ethnicity. Nethmi Yogendra is a Tamil. And a Buddhist. Her father, also a Tamil Buddhist, schooled at Ananda College Colombo. During her short life as a student at President’s College, Nawala, Nethmi has studied in the Sinhalese medium.”

        This is the link to the story, already given in the comment above:

        http://transcurrents.com/tamiliana/archives/546

        Could somebody please tell me how this all ended?

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    the more people ignore CT the better
    bye bye CT

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      Rajash

      “the more people ignore CT the better bye bye CT”

      Are you going to stop washing your bum just because you are angry with tap (pipe) in your bathroom?

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        [Edited out]

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          Rajash

          “[Edited out]”

          Thanks for keeping it brief.

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        Native Vedda

        Very pointed response.

        This Rajash is not listening to me.

        You are the right person to keep him on tab.

        CT don’t say bye bye to Rajash. [Edited out]

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        Native Veddah,Only Veddahs need water to wash! Don’t you know that toilet paper is an alternative?! But you as a self proclaimed Veddah is excused.After all, you live in the jungle, don’t. You?

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    H. L. D. Mahindapala

    RE: Chelvanayakam – Thanthai Who Pushed Tamil Children Over Vadukoddai Cliff To Nandikadal

    RE: Tamil Theology Upgraded Prabhakaran & Downgraded Jesus: Part VI

    1. “By reflecting on the past sufferings and our own mistakes, we all can learn a lot and prepare for the future.” – Fr. S. J. Emmanuel, (Comments, Colombo Telegraph, 24/1/2016)”

    Yes. Learn from the mistakes, and move on. Even the Catholic Church and the Greeks now accept that the Earth does go around the Sun.

    2. “S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, the ideological father (Thanthai) of Vadukoddian violence, escaped death at the hands of Velupillai Prabhakaran – the merciless killer of Tamils — only because he died of natural causes.”

    Very profound statement, but true. However, S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, spawned Velupillai Prabhakaran with considerable help from the Sinhala “Srimavo Bandaranaika and J R Jayawardana Sinhala “Buddhists”.

    A Military solution was the only option left for the Tamils, because the Sinhala “Buddhists” did not allow for any other solution, and S J V Chelvanayagam wanted his dream Land, where the Tamils could live unmolested from the Sinhala “Buddhists”.

    3. “The collective responsibility of adopting a military solution in the Vadukoddai Resolution falls on the heads of the Vellahla leadership of Jaffna and not the Tamil people at the grass root level. “

    “The question that haunts the living who came out of his fascist nightmare is : why do the Jaffnaites, particularly those in the Tamil Diaspora, hero- worship Prabhakaran to whom they gave everything and got nothing in return? Are the Tamils a bunch of dehumanised, sado-masochists with a pathetic penchant for wallowing in their own misery?”

    Partly Yes, and Partly they have turned Maha Mootal Velupillai Prabakanran into a God.

    Now what is next in the saga of the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, People?

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    Bloody Hell!

    Mahindapala is back,notwithstanding the Whipping he had received on his insult of Ms.Sharmini Serasinghe.

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      Plato, there are many things in this world which we will never understand.

      To be a good journo, one needs to be – above all – sensitive. Especially sensitive to the prevalent public mood. This is totally absent in this man’s case, which is why he can never be a true journalist.

      After that double century hiding, any man with an iota of self respect would have gone into purgatory for a long time. The fact that he hasn’t, says a lot about him.

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      Plato,

      The man is a thick-skinned racist, and shameless.

      CT publishes his thinly veiled rants so that we can see what depths the misled rump of the Sinhalese will plumb.

      I can assure you that NOT all Sinhalese think his way; and therein lies hope.

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    Dear H. L. D. Mahindapala!

    You have asked a very important question about Prabakaran indeed.Thank you for raising the question!

    To find the correct answer:

    Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Qaddafi of Libya and Bin Laden who tried to dislodge “the New World Order” of the US and the Industrialized nations were killed. Bit the whole word know why, how, when by whom these three were killed.

    In the case of destruction of LTTE and Killing of Prabakaran,all the countries that fought among themselves. US. West European nations and Russia; India, Pakistan and China etc. joined hand and provided all sorts of assistance to the Sri Lankan Government and its forces to destroy the LTTE and kill Prabakaran.

    But Why the world is not informed officially with evidence when, where and how Prabakaran was killed and what happened to his body?

    TNA or Tamil organizations or a country or international organizations has demanded the answers for this question!

    The last Report of the UNHCR also failed to raise this question!

    Mahindapala! Even you who write much about Prabakaran have not asked this question.

    If you find the correct answer to this question,then you will know why do the Jaffnaites, particularly those in the Tamil Diaspora, hero- worship Prabhakaran to whom they gave everything and got nothing in return.

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    Go back to the Sinhala racist forum: Lankaweb.

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    Writers in general should bring the kind of articles that would not cause divisions within the war torn nation. Just a folk such as ours- are now weary of all kind of disharmony- having faced the war for over 3 decades; having lost lives and properties due to the war. Current and recent articles of this creature can only form or add new conflicts wave rather not helping to work on peace and recocilation.
    HLDM should finally be clear not as sinhala ULTRA nationalist, but as aN AVERAGER human being, all what he and everyone should do is to work on peace not any attempts that could work for the destruction of any moves to the peace.

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    Thathi giw some milky to this baby

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    [Edited out]

    It is Sinhala Buddhism caused all these troubles, deaths,…..

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rein-in-the-clowns/

    Learn from people like Sharmini Serasinghe

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    [Edited out]

    Have you read this https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/arrogant-sirisena-insults-judiciary/ ?

    It is not too late to learn.

    Is he following the past PMs and Presidents?

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    Lapsed Buddhist HLDM,

    SinhaLe theology upgraded the Rajapakses,Gnanasaras,HLDMs, De Silvas alias Jayatillekes and downgraded Buddhism.

    Pancha Bla Vegaya fathered by SWRD upgraded SinhaLe s downgraded Mother Lanka.

    Timely correction through BC pact upgraded SWRD downgraded Buddhism because of Rouge Sangha members like Buddharahitas and Somaramas.

    HLDM you are harping on Tamil underclass but forgetting about the SinhaLe underclass (as maids, workers overseas ) whose numbers increased during Rajapakses regime and still growing.

    Have you learned anything useful from the Aussie National Animal KANGAROO to become a civilised Aussie and lapsed SinhaLe Lankan ?

    May I remind you that Lakshman Kadirgamar’s and your wife’s ancestral homeland or rather the village is the same.

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    By Sinhala only act Solomon Dias Bandaranayaka pushed this country and Sinhalese into toilet pit….

    BTW no Sinhala parents were not prepared to give their daughters to this Dutch burger…..

    Can you slap Karuna Coward? or any Sinhalese can do this ?
    At least can you stand in front of him without wetting your pants ?

    Till 2009 May this joker was hiding under bed hugging your wife now writing rubbish..

    Thanthai Chelva `s Eelam is a reality ….things are moving in right direction….

    Nadikadal kids are growing asking where is my father..brother and sister ..can you stop this Tsunami ?

    Cheers

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      Cholan,

      “Thantha Chelva `s Eelam is a reality ….things are moving in right direction…. “

      Your investment in killing Rajiv certainly will help expedite moving in the right direction

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    H. L. D. Mahindapala

    Chelvanayakam – Thanthai Who Pushed Tamil Children Over Vadukoddai Cliff To Nandikadal

    *** You really are a Pig in the middle.I can smell a bad ODOUR even from a distance which amonts to stench.
    Forget the past which has been dealt with at the UN. Eventhough MS & RW are trying to fool the World by trying to go back on their words it is no ging to work. UN chief is coming and Sinhala Lanka will be called to account. You can run but you cant hide.

    But after Nanthikadal look what you have lost.

    SOVEREIGNTY.

    Port City dead in its tacks.
    Cheenavedi booted out.
    No more Submaries except those from the New Colonial Master.
    No dodgy Jets from Pakis
    Forced to Sign ECTA

    Tunnel & Bridge are taking shape. Loan agreed

    When are you going to push your kids to reclaim your SOVEREIGNTY. Soon I hope.

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    There are usually many sides to a story and what HLDM has written is his. While he seems to pack the blame on Chelva, what he has conveniently forgotten is the traitorous and animistic history and events that Tamils of the North had to endure, continuously inflicted by a rogue regime hell-bent on using the numbers to impose their will on the Tamils.He seems to put his foot in his mouth when he declares how a “democratically” elected govt was being challenged by the Tamils.

    Thanthai Chelva tried not once, but twice officially to reach an amicable settlement with the sinhalese. As a testament of their consensus, there were two agreements, one with SWRD and the other with Dudley. One would assume the importance of maintaining the integrity in honouring such agreements. My dear HLDM, both reneged their written ndertaking and promise. It was not Chelva who went back on his part of the bargain but two rascals who as they were to prove that the sinhalese know only the law of the jungle and proved to be just that – barbarians who lack any credibility whatsoever. Can we expect you any better, sprouting from the same stock.

    Thanthai Chelva was exasperated – not only because he was being cheated by the so-called learned sinhalese monkeys but how his promise to the Tamils that the sinhalese can be trusted with their promises and that they will honour them. After the unilateral broken promises, it was very distressing to continue telling the Tamils that the sinhalese are angels. In fact, he would be lying. So, there you are, you slime please don’t distort history.

    When a regime that is supposed to protect its citizens brutalises them, and loses credibility, the natural course will be defend itself. The cheek of you to mention “when non-violent democratic alternatives were available to resolve ethnic differences” as if your faculties have somewhat failed you. Prior to the taking up of arms, the non-violent, including passive resistance, was employed but the regime used thuggery and brutally beat those who participated in the sit-in.

    That the “boys” turned against their own race is a twist HLDM wants us to bait on. Murdering more than 70,000 of their own race, many still not accounted for to this day and the missing have not even been investigated, please turn your guns to your own race before poking your nose in the affairs of Tamils.

    With hindsight,what Chelva decided was right under the circumstances. This joker need not have to blow his trumpet. Without US, China and India, Prabhakaran and the Tamils may have got their wish of a separate nation by now. Without the backing by the foreign powers, both morally and materially, there was not even the slightest chance of a victory by the regime.

    HLDM is talking as if the Up-country Tamils are living in paradise. Look at the stolid conditions they are living even now under their “charming” leader Thondaman who forever seems to be under the spell of whoever reigns in Colombo, all for a few pennies. And this joker is lecturing us instead of washing his own backside.

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    If Sampanthar reads these only will realize how much of him was Kathirgamar when giving a hand to Old King escape out of Temple Tree House and saving him from USA army not coming and taking him the way it did to Manuel Noriega.

    If he was taken and put in American Prison and questioned his drug sources and illegal international trades, would Mahindapala jumps up and down like this? War crime is a side.Everybody has to learn.

    First Communal trouble in Sri Lanka is Muslims-Sinhalese. Tamil Ramanathan helped to go down. The first political leader went to prison for the crimes of racial activities is Don Stephen.Again Tamil Tamil Ramanathan took him out.(From that day to until Aluthgama, it is only Tamils polices police, others shoot to murder,loot and rape)

    First Political murder is SWRD because of illegal trades and women issues. Committed by Monks and punishes two.

    First Armed struggle is JVP. Sirima put it together to capture power in 1970. But when she won, she could not shut off the machine she started. Tamils police protected the Sinhala political leaders.

    From Don Stepen to until Albert’s son none of them are real Buddhists but none of them failed milk out of the barbaric religion, the Sinhala Buddhism.

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      Autonomous lunatic Mallaiyuran[Edited out]

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    Jansee

    “Without US, China and India, Prabhakaran and the Tamils may have got their wish of a separate nation by now. Without the backing by the foreign powers, both morally and materially, there was not even the slightest chance of a victory by the regime. “

    Without the support of West and India , you would not have been able to start a war with Sri Lanka. In the end the same forces which once created this monster, helped Sri Lanka destroy it as well

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      ravi:

      Neither Prabhakaran nor the Tamils were cocky in claiming victory over the Sinhalese. Their interest was to safeguard their land and their people. If your Sinhala leaders had honoured their agreements and left the Tamils in peace, there would be any necessity for the Tamils to take up arms. Even the initial training India gave was for the sole purpose of defending themselves from a ruthless race and regime. Most of the infrastructure for the defence were initiated and deployed by the Tamils. There were no advisers of other nations up in the North to help them.

      With swelling and phony tears, the Sinhalese regime ran to every nook and corner begging for help. As a minority group it did gave a “good chase”, didn’t it? I say it again, the Sinhalese regime could not have dreamt of ever entering Killinochi with the overwhelming help from China, Pakistan, India and the US. Shameful isn’t it, that it took so many countries to defeat a minority group? Where does SL feature in this?

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        jan,
        “Their interest was to safeguard their land and their people.”
        So, they wanted to do this by suicide murdering innocent civilians (both Sinhalese and Tamil), destroying air crafts and Air ports, bombing Banks etc. etc. in the south?
        What kind of safeguarding is that??

        Do you think taking up arms was a wise thing the Tamils did?
        If the answer is “yes” you should not be complaining now because that was a decision taken by you.
        It appears that you are proud of the destruction, killings and the ultimate lose you had while other Tamils are whining of collateral damage. Are you planning another episode of terrorism? Go ahead, but stop whining about consequences.

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          eusense:

          “Do you think taking up arms was a wise thing the Tamils did?”

          Let us see some of the recorded writings that show the violent streak of Sinhalese the Tamils have to put up with:

          “… a mob attacked a Tamil cyclist riding near Colombo’s eye hospital, a few hundred yards from the home of Junius Jayawardene, the nation’s 76 year old President. 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…”
          – London Daily Telegraph; 26 July 1983

          “”A tourist told yesterday how she watched in horror as a Sinhala mob deliberately burned alive a bus load of Tamils… ‘A mini bus full of Tamils were forced to stop in front of us in Colombo’ she [Mrs.Eli Skarstein] 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

          “The violence was vicious and bloody. But what distinguished it from many other communal Asian riots was the way that the mob singled out specific business premises…groups of rioters hit only at shops and factories, as well as homes owned by Tamils. Their careful selectivity is apparent now…Troops and police (almost exclusively Sinhalese) either joined the rioters or stood idly by. The events were so well organised no one doubts that there was a master list of targets.”
          – Financial Times, 12 August 1983

          ” The evidence points clearly to the conclusion that the violence of the Sinhala rioters on the Tamils amounted to Acts of Genocide.”

          A Sinhala mob looting a Tamil shop, with uniformed policemen looking on
          “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 Review, International Commission of Jurists, December 1983

          “Clearly this was not a spontaneous upsurge of communal hatred among the Sinhala people – nor was it as has been suggested in some quarters, a popular response to the killing of 13 soldiers… It was a series of deliberate acts, executed in accordance with a concerted plan, conceived and organised well in advance.”
          – Paul Sieghart; ‘Sri Lanka: A mounting tragedy of errors’; International Commission of Jurists Report, March 1984

          You must be a real prick to think that Tamils are simply ignorant idiots. How many Sinhalese refugee camps do you have outside Sri Lanka? And you know how much of pain the Tamils in refugee camps in India undergo to escape from the heinous brutality of Sinhalese savages?

          What was there left for Tamils to destroy as you have claimed? They were continuously and consistently stripped of their dignity and life. How can you call leaders who behave worst than animals. This is what a President of a country said:

          “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.”

          It is indeed surprising that a subjugated, tortured and maimed minority held up so long before taking up arms to defend themselves. That destruction and killings you mention started at the very top of a heinous regime. If a donkey like you can become warped to insanity just because we merely state the facts, and snort terrorism, then you are even unfit to hang your cloth beneath your waist. You have to tell us better stories.

          Of course, it is sad that the British handed over the country to a bunch of barbarians who knew, believed and practised the law of the jungle. If anyone is to confront such animals, you have to be armed to shoot them.

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        Jansee,

        “If your Sinhala leaders had honoured their agreements and left the Tamils in peace, there would be any necessity for the Tamils to take up arms”

        Those agreement reached by the Sinhala leaders did not have the approval of the Sinhala people, this is why they had to dump those agreements. In the first place those agreements should never have been signed. According to those agreements, not only the North but the east was also to be ruled by the Tamils. These leaders probably did this an as election jilmat.

        If standardisation was not introduced, Sinhala only bill was not passed and worst of all the 83 riots had not happened, it is unlikely that the LTTE would have become a strong outfit, though you would have still kept troubling us, which is your nature.

        “With swelling and phony tears, the Sinhalese regime ran to every nook and corner begging for help. As a minority group it did gave a “good chase”, didn’t it? “

        Yes, if you had not run to some of the powerful western nations with with swelling and phony tears, we could have finished your tigers in 1987. You may be a minority in SL, but you had the support of your Tamil Nadu forefathers. If not for your forefathers even India would not have supported. Finally you showed India what a greatful race you are. Thank you very much.

        ” say it again, the Sinhalese regime could not have dreamt of ever entering Killinochi with the overwhelming help from China, Pakistan, India and the US. Shameful isn’t it, that it took so many countries to defeat a minority group? Where does SL feature in this? “

        Shame is not on the Sinhalese, it is on you mate. You thought your drug money and going behind western politicians would save you.With all your kivaru (Always trying to compare with the jews) you got hammered by the easy going Sinhalese.

        Though easy going, fun loving sinhalaya is always extra motivated when pitted against the Tamil.

        Good Luck for the next round.

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          ravi:

          Interesting. Do I need good luck for the “next round”? TQ

          Those who unilaterally don’t honour their part of the bargain in an agreement are nothing but cheats and liars. It doesn’t make it better if they do enter into agreements only to cheat the other party. One was an Oxford educated and surely he knew what he was entering into. This has been the pathetic history of successive sinhala regimes – cheats and liars. Hardly you can be an exception in supporting such cheats and liars. Now you are shedding crocodile tears that the sinhala leaders did not have the approval/consent of the sinhala people. Only duds talk like this. If there is a need to get the nod of the sinhala people, they need to do just that – either through a referendum or otherwise. Why are being such a nut telling us that? That’s your job isn’t it? Isn’t this a double whammy – cheating both the Sinhalese and the Tamils. What a graceful person you are that you can underwrite your leaders mischief dishonesty, even to your own people?

          You are quite right, the Tamils of Tamilnadu extended their hands to the displaced SL Tamils. And you ought to be ashamed of yourself in seeking such misplaced pride. These were citizens of your country but having been pushed to the edge had to seek refuge in neighbouring India, particularly Tamilnadu. Why should not they interfere when your citizens had to be taken care of by them?

          Ah, the gratitude part!! Tell that to your uncles Mahinda and Gotabaya. Openly declaring that it was with India’s help that the war was won and promised to fulfill their part of the deal by implementing the 13A in full. India ought to have known that it is not in any Sinhala’s blood to honour any agreements. When India started squeezing your uncles’ balls, they ran to China with the signature begging bowls. News made the rounds that India played a major role in dumping your uncles. Is that true? Anyway, yo should go through the speech PM Modi gave in the NPC in their august house if you haven’t.

          Fun loving sinhalaya – this is as honest as you can be. They are known the world over for dropping their pants when their dicks start tickling. The UN peacekeeping mission had to keep close tabs on your soldiers. Their appetite for boys backside is immeasurable. Have you, too, joined the party you slime?

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            Jansee kollo,

            “Interesting. Do I need good luck for the “next round”? TQ “

            Even good luck will not be enough mate.

            “Those who unilaterally don’t honour their part of the bargain in an agreement are nothing but cheats and liars. It doesn’t make it better if they do enter into agreements only to cheat the other party. One was an Oxford educated and surely he knew what he was entering into. This has been the pathetic history of successive sinhala regimes – cheats and liars. “

            Banda was an absolute fraud. I am in agreement with you here. Sinhala only was a gimmick to come into power. Once he realised the damage, he started the pact with Chelva. Dudley was not much better.
            D.S Senanayake and Mrs B are the most looked up to among the Sinhala leaders. Though not university educated D S Senanayake was a far seeing man. if not for him the Tamils would be claiming even Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

            “You are quite right, the Tamils of Tamilnadu extended their hands to the displaced SL Tamils. And you ought to be ashamed of yourself in seeking such misplaced pride.”

            Extending the hands to Tamils by Tamil Nadu was a very good thing especially after the barbaric acts of 1983. Creating the monster LTTE was also a good thing, isn’t it? Ask Sonya and she will say yes.

            “Ah, the gratitude part!! Tell that to your uncles Mahinda and Gotabaya. Openly declaring that it was with India’s help that the war was won and promised to fulfill their part of the deal by implementing the 13A in full. India ought to have known that it is not in any Sinhala’s blood to honour any agreements”

            Can you ever equate the Sinhalese not honouring an agreement with India, to Tamils killing Rajive. Besides it was not india helping Gota or Mahinda to defeat the LTTE. It was Soniya and Rajive’s Ghost taking revenge. Sinhalese who have been at the receiving end earlier, made full use of Indias new found love for Lanka.

            ” When India started squeezing your uncles’ balls, they ran to China with the signature begging bowls. News made the rounds that India played a major role in dumping your uncles. Is that true? “

            Oh the signature begging bowl. I have seen the begging bowls of your brothers and sisters, squeezing the money of the tax payers.

            By the way I am no fan of Mahinda (Gota to a certain extend). Mahinda is admired for doing what the colourful characters like Gamini and Lalith could not do.

            “Fun loving sinhalaya – this is as honest as you can be. They are known the world over for dropping their pants when their dicks start tickling. The UN peacekeeping mission had to keep close tabs on your soldiers. Their appetite for boys backside is immeasurable. Have you, too, joined the party you slime? “

            Sinhalaya’s at least drope their pants for their dick to have a bit of fun. I have seen on TV demalas pulling their pants as a mark of protest. What fuck are you talking about bugger

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              ravi:

              One with full of contradictions. Were you offering me the good luck in your previous message with goodwill or even that is phony, just like that that personifies typical sinhalese? Doubts aside, my acceptance was not as tainted as yours.

              That admission that sinhala leaders are rascals who duped both sides of the divide based on their greed for power is a well-known fact, very much beyond the grumpy admission that you would care to admit. Of course, SD and Mrs B will be heroes to the sinhalese but the cunning truth that emanated was their intent on playing such communal politics to boost their position in the eyes of the sinhalese, as you too have demonstrated. The race card was their trumpcard to jettison them into positions until some others figure out to inch further into the abyss to displace the existing crooks, all with the ever ready available Tamils as punchbags. Hard of wanting of leadership, Mrs B was ostracised by the same sinhalese. Add to this the stinking role of monks in the already stigmatised political culture.

              “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.”

              That statement by President JJ pretty summarises the character of sinhala leaders, then and now. Unsurprisingly, your stand tallies with such obnoxious thought and behaviour.

              It may not be spoken in as many words but most Tamils will admit that most of what Prabhakaran did was right. The sinhalese regimes, in their dogfights to bitch around, alienated the moderate Tamils who had been pleading over and over again to path a middle ground to embark on an understanding of mutual co-existence but dogs lose complete sense when bitches go into heat, the frustrated and alienated Tamils saw their answer in Prabhakaran. Thee were no more rapes by sinhala police and soldiers in their area. For all the dastardly acts inflicted upon the Tamils, it won’t take a rocket scientist to understand when and how Prabhakaran emerged. And Prabhakaran was right – the sinhalese will always play the race card to their act of triumphalist politics. It is happening to this day. His stand was clear – let them fight and die among themselves in their race towards positions. Why should Tamils be made the scapegoat?

              The small begging bowls of Tamils were to get their next meal. The huge begging bowls of your uncle Mahinda were to dent the pockets of the commoners, you included. Don’t be such a naive fool, not even able to distinguish between such a simple difference.

              Looking at the price the Rajapakses paid, all in the hush-hush corridors of power as Indian initiated, you are a baby feigning innocence at the politics hammered by India to pit the sri lankans in a warring state, just that the sinhalese have made it a reality. If you are still sucking milk, I understand.

              I thought disrobing and flashing the dick is something of a perfected art of some monks in your graceful land? No/Yes??

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          LOL. ‘jansee’ just got owned. Again :D

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            SSS:

            The three Sss is sufficient to tell what an ass you are. Gnanasara is looking for someone like you to share his prison cell.

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    “Why do the Jaffnaites and, particularly those in the Tamil Deaspora hero-worship Prabhakaran?” my guess concerning the latter category is that they are grateful to him for enabling them the opportunity to settle in the affluent West. A thorough study is overdue about the society in the North and East after three decades of terrorism. Perhaps Mr.HLDM can undertake that task!

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      Chandra:

      The pot has been empty for some time and only now you are looking for the ladle. Ask one of of your universities to offer you a Phd scholarship to fool around the “next page” syndrome.

      HLDM has been jealously safeguarding his toilet washing tactics and is about time he needs some assistance. You can volunteer and surely your hero will consider it. It takes one to recognise the father stock.

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      Why do you Sinhalese worship all your genocidal racist leaders, especially war criminal Mahinda Rajapakse who killed more than 70000 Tamils in cold blood in May 2009?
      They systematically killed raped looted ethnically cleansed Tamils, stole their land for illegal Sinhalese colonisation, denied them education employment ETC and created all this mess but are still heroes to you Sinhalese. Piripakarn however misguided may have been only was trying as a last resort to save the Tamils from this nightmare. This Nightmare for the Tamils began from the time of independence 3o years before Pirapakaran and the LTTE came to the scene. It is now six years since the LTTE and Pirapkaran have gone but the nightmare for the Tamils still continues, even under the present government that just mouths nonsense but does not do anything concrete for the Tamils. Even recently a body of a 6 year old brutally raped boy has been found in Champoor Trincomalle, close to the Sri Lankan Military base. Shows who is the Problem. Not the Tamils not Thanthai Chelvanayagam or Pirapakaran but the Sinhalese racist establishment the occupying Sinhalese armed forces in the north and east and the largely racist Sinhalese population who overtly and covertly support this racism against the Tamils. You are a good example and the man who penned this article from the luxury and safely of Australia is another. Living there in comfort with his Tamil wife and was most probably sponsored to Australia by his wife’s Tamil relatives.

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        Cool story, bro :D

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      If you can hero worship Goata Karuna Mahinda … what is wrong in Tamils hero worshiping their heros.

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    Jansee.

    You pose the question..
    Can we expect you any better,sprouting from the same stock?

    Actually,Mahindapala is trying,trying,trying endlessly to be a Sinhala Buddhist!
    The poor chap is of Malay stock.There is nothing to feel ashamed of this though.
    In the process of trying to project himself as a SB,he is causing immense embarrassment to the Sinhala Buddhists!

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    Ask not what they did, ask what you would do, if your mother, sister, wife or daughter is raped, or your father, brother, son or husband shot point blank in front of you?

    Ask the victims, the mothers, the widows, the orphans and the elderly.

    You need to feel the pain to understand Why?

    Manicka Vasagar

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    Which world are you in Pala?

    Jan 10, 20160

    “President Maithripala Sirisena has lamented that if the country had honoured the program initiated by SWRD Bandaranaike had implemented, upon discussions with Dudley Senanayake and S.J.V. Chelvanayagam, there would not have been the possibility to create a ‘Prabhakaran’. Therefore we as Sri Lankans must strive to create the constitution that would strengthen national reconciliation, the President stressed.”

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    [Edited out] pala may be under severe stress from the control of his Tamil wife and he is trying to take all his venom by writing on communal issues and disturbing the peace amongst all races in Sri Lanka. If this man loves his race and religion why did he migrate to white country?

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    We Thamizh are screeching in agony again – how dare HLDM tell it as it is :D

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      Cat is celebrating, but the rat is taking the death pain. That is law of the nature.

      Mahindhapala is calibrating. But the reciprocating pain feeling of that has not reached yet to the due ones. That must go to the ones who committed genocide on Tamils to Mahindhapala’s celebration. The rats must feel the pain of the UN Electric Chair. If Tamils let go their rights permanently and do not agitate the IC to investigate the genocide, they not just deserve Mullivaikkal, but even more than that.

      If Mahindhapala like the ones who celebrate on 150,000 murder- Genocides and use it to teach lessons to expired SJV and make shout up other Eelam Tamils politicians and do the SinhaLE commands, like the Up Country Tamils, whose hands were broken by Don Stephen in 1948 and the Muslims whose leaders are indulged in political prostitution, then the only way to subdue this undue celebration is Eelam politicians like Sampanthan Ayya and Sumanthiran have to start to clearly think whom they are supporting. Time for them to realize that they lost on
      1. UNHRC Resolution at the time of passing and now having it implemented.
      2. Constitutional change as promised to North East Tamil from government. PM and EP has repeatedly told they are not for the Jan, 8th Election promises TNA gave to Tamils to get EP to power.
      3. No full release of occupied lands. So far in Vali-North only 1/5 has been released.
      4. No Army Withdrawals from North East.
      5. No full prisoners release. Only god knows how many in prisons and how many released. TNA does not care this because they are too busy in changing the Constitution on not changing power devolves.

      Will TNA get out the name of “a party in the government as opposition” and let the world know that are cheated again?

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    Is this topic conducive to anybody in Sri Lanka at a time like this? Alas for Sri Lanka these extremists can propagate more extremism pushing the Country further down. Looks like there is not much good thinking by good think tanks for Sri Lanka.

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    Mr Mahindapala

    Your following statement is 100% correct, which which I had first hand experienced when worked for three years on road project in North immediately after elimination of ruthless LTTE .
    ” The collective responsibility of adopting a military solution in the Vadukoddai Resolution falls on the heads of the Vellahla leadership of Jaffna and not the Tamil people at the grass root level. Peninsular politics was always determined by the English-educated, Saivite, Jaffna Vellahlas (ESJVs). The lesser castes had neither the education nor the political and economic power to challenge the all-powerful ESJVs.”

    It is the so called high caste people of Jaffna who wanted a separate state and not the common Tamil people ,they in fact prefer to work with or even for sinhalese knowing very well that they, “ordinary” Tamils will be better treated by vast majority of sinhalese unlike the so called elite tamils who treat them like shit.
    To tell a personal experience,When I was in charge of road project, all my supporting staff were tamils except driver but of course not from Jaffna but from mannar and Vavuniya.My cook happened to be a Estate Tamil and assistant happened to be a tamil boy ,a rehabilitated LTTE boy who in fact told how he was forcibly taken by LTTE at the age of 19.
    And in my staff there was an engineer from jaffna whose name ended with “Rajah”,and I guess he must be from upper class ,and it was further confirmed by the way he treated his fellows Tamils brothers from mannar area ),like dirt.
    In fact my cook ,indian tamil man hated Jaffna tamils because ,he has experienced and knew how they are treated by the so called ‘super” Tamils on whose behalf CHEva paved the way to give birth to LTTE.
    And ultimately, vast Majority of poor sons and daughters of oppressed classes of tamils were forced to fight to create separate state for elite Tamil to rule their second class brethen and had pay the price with life while vast majority of elite(so called high)Tamils made used of the opportunity to migrate to west saying sinhalese are killing them .
    these same fellows who have migrated and enjoying life only still clamouring for separate rule and not Ordinary Tamils.I Know fellow engineer (more fluent in sinhalese than in Tamil having studied in sinhala in a colombo school) put a bogus entry that his car was set on fire by sinhalese mobs (in nineteen ninetees)and went to UK as refugee (you all know if you have money you can do anything).
    Finally, my experience is vast majority of our tamil brothers and sisters would like to live with Sinhalese and we should not fight with each other.

    It is some politicians who rouse the communal and other feelings in order to come to power.
    and this is what happened by Chelvanayagam’s action where more than sinhalese ordinary tamils had to suffer and continue to suffer.
    So my tamil brothers and sisters ,we have no problem with you but do not be deceived by elite diasopora who still clamour for separation and so called politicians who want to rouse your feelings so than they can create their separate dream state to rule and treat you like scavegers.
    then we as sinhalese left with no choice but will be forced to take up arms as we do not want this small land to be disintegrated to peices. this is nor canada (it is 150 times bigger than sri lanka, no India (more than 1000 million population) nor USA (which has more than 300 million population and of recent origin say less than 300 years).

    so friends let us live together peacefully and do not be misled by extremists.
    please remember simple family rule : we have a small house and this can not be divided into several units .let us live together as brothers and sisters of same parents without fighting with each other

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      Son of commoner,

      “It is the so called high caste people of Jaffna who wanted a separate state and not the common Tamil people…..”

      Velupillai Prabhakaran was no Vellahla. He was of the Karaiyar caste group whose traditional occupation was fishing.

      Are you implying, the Vellahlas hired the low caste Prabhakaran, to carve out a separate state for them?

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    son of commoner

    ” we have a small house and this can not be divided into several units .let us live together as brothers and sisters of same parents without fighting with each other”

    If you don’t treat your family well neighbours and strangers will grope your women folks. After a while, they too would enjoy the company of neighbours strangers.

    My Elders had been the eye-witness to the history of this island since 1948. They had seen the writing on the wall when the Citizenship Act and Sinhala Only Language Act were passed in the parliament.

    As a commoner, you would not have had the opportunity to know or read about Geopolitics in the Indian ocean.

    By the way, The Vattukottai resolution was dead on arrival.

    Have you ever thought of asking the Hindians what sort of country they would like to have in this island. Please do have a word.

    “Finally, my experience is vast majority of our tamil brothers and sisters would like to live with Sinhalese and we should not fight with each other.”

    Have you met the majority of your tamil brothers and sisters to form an opinion? Probably they want to live in their own habitat uninterrupted with their dignity intact and after justice being served as an equal citizen of this island in law and reality where constitutional secularism is guaranteed.

    By the way, how do you propose to remove chapter II of the constitution?

    You sound patronising.

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    It was not Thanthai Chelvanayakam, who pushed Tamil children over Vadukoddai Cliff To Nandikadal but Sinhalese racists like you and a largely racist Sinhalese population led by a racist Sinhalese establishment and armed forces egged on by an evil Sinhalese Buddhist clergy, who all believed in a fake Sinhalese Aryan origin and a gothic nightmare called Mahavamsa, who did it and are still doing it. This is why they found a brutally raped body of a six year old Tamil boy near a Sri Lankan military base in Champoor Trincomallee. Most probably you will accuse Thanthai Chelvanayakam and Pirapakaran of this atrocity too.

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      Cool story, bro :D

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        I do not consider a sudra who steal my name and identity to post rubbish as my brother.

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          Cool story, bro :D

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      Your name implies you very nationlistic Tamil. You did not any other name except a Tamil Name.

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        my actual name only identifies that I am a Tamil from the Brahmin caste that is all and does not imply anything.

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    To my Tamil brothers and sisters

    My dear mr Paul ,
    perhaps you might have misundertood me or may not be knowing the proper meaning of racist. racist means who unfairly treat or violently behaves towards people of other race.As a man who studied at E’ Fac ,peradeniya and graduated in latter part of nineteen seventees and who lived more than 4 years with my tamil batchmates at hostels,I have absolutely no issue with Tamils.And then recently,as engineer in charge of a north road project,even when there was choice, I recruited vast majority of supporting staff among tamils young boys and girls and two were rehabilitated LTTE from the area.my most trusted loyal staff were tamils, my secretary,peon, cook and clerk .so my Paul you may decide for your self whether i am a racist or not.
    Now I would like to deal with some of the issues raised by my Tamil brothers.
    you quote that army has raped/subject boy sexual abuse and killed and dumped near army camp. when somebody is sexually starved (like army fellows) it does not matter whether tamil or sinhala or burger,they will resort to any means to satisfy their desires.Do you know in sri lanka or that matter in India not a girl but a woman past 60 years can travel in a bus or train whether sinhala or tamil or woman of ant race without being subject to some kind of sexual harrassment.If you do not know,pl ask your wife/mother/daughter/girlfriend.

    Now you all say that “Sinhala” army brutally killed large number of innocent Tamils during last few days of war.

    I do not know which year you all were born, but during 1989- 1990 period this same army arrested more than 60,000 sinhalese youths, killed and burned on streets or thrown to rivers. so the sinhalese army arrrested and did all that things ,i do not know ,but govt of Sri lanka wanted to overcome the problems created by JVP led by Wijeweera who was later killed by burning alive at crematorium at Borella, as per news papers.
    Friends, whether you all accept it or not , LTTE was a much more ruthless organisation.In Fact I narrowly escaped death at Rajagiriya from the suicide bomber which targeted Deputy Minister Ratwatte but only killed innocent civilians ,more than 20.
    So whether you like it or not,govt of Sri lanka had to eliminate LTTE.
    If, Vast number of innocent tamils had not been forcibly kept as human shields but allowed them to leave or If LTTE leadership had allowed anybody to leave at latter stages or surrendered, deaths would certainly have been insignificant.
    so of significant number deaths and injures of civilians ,were caused largely due to action of LTTE.
    friends pl compare with killing of more than 60,000 sinhalese not in a war but after arresting and shooting by the same “sinhala”army/police in 1989.

    Hence, pl look at both situation dispassionately. JVP was waging a insurrection subjecting govt and public in to ransom and as a legitimate govt had to suppress it and in the process large number of sri Lankans (sinhale youths) arrested and shot ,killed and burnt.
    In the case of 2009 LTTE was waging a ruthless war subjecting all sri lankans into ransom. govt had a duty to eliminate LTTE and in the process of war not only LTTE but civilians who were forcibly kept as human shield were also died or perished in the process.I trust you would agree that those civilians died/killed not becuase they were tamils but they were there and no way to identify whether one was terrorist or innocent civilian.
    The very fact that about 300,000 people came out unharmed and two of them (LTTE rehabilited youths) work for three years under me and one at my quarters as assistant who have given detailed accounts, like you all, i also know the truth to very large extent.

    second point Bandaranaike cunning man, he was knew, he had to rouse sinhala buddhist communal and religious feeling to come to power.so he played politics like chevanayagm with tamils,and promised and made Sinhala only ACT and came to power and created problems among tamils and us.This problem was not created by sinhalese like me or Tamils like you ,both Banda and Cheva were politicians and to come to power they roused communal feelings.
    So friends do not be misled by politicians and priests who rouse communal and religious feelings to achieve their sometimes mean ends. God/Nature had given us a brain and use it and let us all live together peacefully.Fighting among us only further aggravate the problem.
    with live towards all and hate towards none.

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      You education, sadly gone wasted. Your comprehension is hopeless or you are another one hire by Sinhala Intellectual write stories, but remain hidden so that nobody knows who you are. Second one is the usual experience in CT.

      “As a man who studied at E’ Fac ,peradeniya and graduated in latter part of nineteen seventees and who lived more than 4 years with my tamil batchmates at hostels”
      Many of the past ministers who supported the extreme racism were boded and studied in Jaffna school. You failed to differentiate you from them. Why you are you not one of them?

      ” I recruited vast majority of supporting staff among tamils young boys and girls and two were rehabilitated LTTE from the area.my most trusted loyal staff were tamils, my secretary,peon, cook and clerk .”
      75% of the government sector was Tamils. All racist in Sinhala Intellectuals have had Tamils as their bosses to many other jobs. (Rarely a Tamil had gone to a peon job from North or East South, those days.) You failed to differentiate you from them. Why you are you not one of them?

      it does not matter whether tamil or sinhala or burger,they will resort to any means to satisfy their desires. First thing you are not educated. You have no idea why Tamils needs a government. You told about JVP. You told about killing. You did not talk about why no raping in the South. Because your only explanation is Tamils are not in the army so that is no rape took place in South. You accept that you know deliberately Tamils are kept out of army. That is your problem. But you have to accept Tamils needs a government that will recruit for their protection Tamils so that in their region also there will be no rape.

      Second there are about 200 countries in the world. UN categorized Wildlife Sanctuary, Lankave as a country deliberately use rape as weapon. You are not willing to let UNHRC in and clear your shameful name. So, certainly you are a hired story teller for propaganda purpose.

      Friends, whether you all accept it or not , LTTE was a much more ruthless organisation
      That is your eavaluation. In Mullivakkal end alone army killed 1500,000 civilians. The entire civilian killed by LTTE is valued below 1,000. With in that, many cases are when a military target was selected, the civilians were inadvertent killed. JVP killing are more than 15,000 civilians. You are reluctant to go for IC inquiry when real inquiry comes, Government figures will much higher.

      second point Bandaranaike cunning man, Some of you, the goverment employees or the Govigama Sinhala Intellectuals try to put the blame on Salomon West Ridgway. But it was started by Don Stephen who used the election process to isolate Tamils.

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      Sinhala racist you are no brother of this Tamil Brahmin

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        Cool story, bro :D

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      Son of commoner,

      Thank you for your input. Yes, the governments had to act. However, it has not acknowledged that it was its failures- bad governance- that led to the JVP and LTTE phenomenon. THE JVP AND LTTE WERE NASTY SYMPTOMS ONLY. The politicians and the government that took us down that path. THE STATE WAS THE MALIGNANT CAUSE. The JVP and the LTTE were monsters created by the State. The bigger and parental monster was the State. If we do not understand this and do not take the present opportunity to reconstruct the Sri Lankan State, it will give birth to more baby monsters in the future. Some monsters like the BBS and Sinha Le, are already born and are being nurtured. They too need to be slain. On the Tamil and Muslim sides too, there are incipient possibilities of monsters being born.

      We should not waste time dealing with symptoms, without acknowledging that major and immediate surgery is required.

      Dr.RN

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        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

        I agree with your above comment and have been saying it for many years.

        The state has to be restructured, bureaucracy and the armed forces reformed/purged, majoritarian mindset needs a good spring cleaning, minorities need to be told people should be allowed to live wherever they want to as long as they pay for the land, crooks should be made to realise that there are laws, JVP has to learn this island is part of the globalised world, the state should learn to say sorry for its past mistakes, …………… and politicians should be sent on a sabbatical to North Korea at least for a year, and Dayan permanently,…….

        son of commoner may be a do gooder however all these good people think that by being nice to individuals alone can they build peace and harmony in this island. What they forget to understand is how democracy has been subverted, nationalistic forces were unleashed, powers centralised, abused by the state institutions, eventually one family profitted from centralised power and ordinary people have been abused.

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          Native Vedda,

          Well stated. The Tamil side too should keep their eyes on the road ahead and not keep turning their head frequently behind to see what was behind. We are very likely to meet with a major accident again. The blame game by the Sinhalese and Tamils cannot go on forever. We can argue, debate and score points, even with invented facts, but what we have to soon find is a permanent solution to the problems that beset us. As I had said before, we should stop pouring fuel on dying embers.

          Dr.RN

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      Dear young “son of commoner”,

      Your comment, taken in conjunction with the next seven comments, are most significant.

      I know that you no longer think of yourself as “young”, but I’m at least a few years older, and by all sorts of quirks of fate, I may be able to continue your Peradeniya “E-fac” stories from my four years at Pera which came later.

      “Dr.Rajasingham Narendran” is, like you and me and “innocent”; by that I mean, that we write directly, and spontaneously from our own experience and insights. The comments by “Dr. R.N” are very pertinent and honest always – and this section of the discussion is one that should be brought to the notice of the rest of the country because it contains both the diagnosis and the good doctors prescription. For this, we should work out a strategy.

      There isn’t the time for me to tie up all the threads; it may take a day or two, but for now, thanks “s. of a c.”, and “Mallaiyuran”, and “Siva Sankaran Sarma” and, more than all others, “Dr.Rajasingham Narendran”, who has so consistently been making constructive comments.

      Two other things: “young son of commoner”, you may be a bit puzzled by the chronology of relating to you, me, and our Pera experiences. Tell me, how many batches junior were you to this man who has been writing so much that is useful?

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rule-of-law-first-step-to-invigorate-democratic-institutions-advance-nation-building/

      I mean Rajan Hoole, now happily in Jaffna, as much at peace and harmony with those around him as is possible in this anguished and lacerated land of ours. In this particular article, the picture that appears is one of Kopalasingam Sritharan with whom he has collaborated. The latter is still in a colder country. My question is, how many years junior to them, and to Rajani Thiranagama, were you, at Pera?

      There’s still one thing left: “Native Vedda” and “Amarasiri” keep a benign and watchful eye from above, on all that we little guys are doing below. They supply an amazing wealth of knowledge, wisdom and insights. We do not know who they are: they seem god-like. Yet we can be sure that they, too, are ultimately like us, with mortal capacities an life-times: we must all, together, do what we can in the next few years to transform the way this country ticks so that future generations will turn this in to the heaven on earth that it ought to be.

      Ouch! a mosquito bite!!

      http://news.yahoo.com/says-zika-virus-spreads-explosively-four-million-cases-062922366.html

      We plan, but there’s something, you can be sure, that the gods send to plague us with! The Zika virus may be on its way here – literally!

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    I think it was also the struggle for freedom that pushed a million Tamils into the West where their GDP is now greater than all of Sri Lanka? Good things come to those who will not accept subservience – something this racist author will never understand.

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      Alex,

      Is it true that,

      1. All the Tamils who left Sri Lanka did so to seek freedom?
      2. All the Tamils who left Sri Lanks, refused to be subservient.

      I suggest we tone down our myth making and deal with facts. Most left to seek better economic opportunities, which was denied to them or were not available in Sri Lanka. They have found these opportunities and have prospered.

      Dr.RN

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    I am certainly no fan of HDLM but let me say that in the mid-1970s, I was involved in the management of the two large tea estates owned by SJVC and family, namely Galkandawatte and Pettiyagala. When it came to labour welfare, SJVC was not very generous!! I also agree that it is political expediency of BOTH ethnic extremists that brought this nation to its knees. And with all the strident calls now for “vengeance” by the Diaspora, and the UN etc., I cannot see the economy (WHICH IS THE THING) getting any better.

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      kumaran

      The rot set in when D S Senanayake passed two citizenship Acts which punished the hard working people of this island despite their immense contribution to this island under most difficult circumstances.

      Then the Sinhala only Language policy was enforced on through out the island depriving people of level playing field in an increasingly globalising world.

      The rest is history.

      Please stick to timeline.

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        I fully agree that it was the ‘Sinhala Only’ act that started the ball rolling. But two wrongs are not going to add to one ‘right’.

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          kumaran

          “But two wrongs are not going to add to one ‘right’.”

          Peaceful protests against Sinhala only act was met with violence followed by riots.

          It is too boring to list all those atrocities either committed by the state or committed with state connivance.

          The march organised by JR from Kelaniaya to Kandy, destruction of Jaffna library, …… state paralysis when it came to development in areas where Tamil speaking people were populated, even a mild protest was met with state brutality, …. I am told a Tamil heritage conference in 1974 was brutally dispersed and 11 innocent civilians were massacred in Jaffna.

          These are some examples of how the state treated the minorities, all of them took place before the advent of LTTE.

          You seem to enjoy blaming the victims, go find the perpetrators and tell them what has to be done, if you really want peace and reconciliation.

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