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Cleansing Sri Lanka Of Ethnonationalism

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

The next chance for a change of regime, whether it occurs peacefully through the ballot box or bloodily through mass rallies and violent uprisings ending with military bullets, should mark the end of ethnonationalism of any shape and colour, which has ravaged peace and prosperity in this country for more than seven decades. Countries whose levels of economic and social development were far below that of Sri Lanka in 1950s are now far ahead of it while Sri Lanka is moving backwards towards a failed state. The ever-increasing demand from the young, educated and skilled for visas to migrate to foreign countries, which is shamelessly encouraged by government ministers, speaks eloquently about the socio-economic degradation of this once blessed island. How and why did this happen?

What started in 1950s as a language issue for equal official recognition between Sinhalese and Tamil, was opportunistically grabbed by vested political interests and promoted to grow into a state backed ethnonationalist ideology of Sinhala-Buddhist domination, which culminated in a majoritarian distorted democracy. As corollary to this dominance was the parallel relegation of minority communities to a subordinate status. Tyranny of majoritarianism ultimately disconnected nearly one-third of the country’s population from actively participating in and contributing to the development efforts of Sri Lanka. That disconnection reached its cruelest stage during the Presidency of Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR). In short, two years of aggressive Sinhala-Buddhist majoritarianism championed by GR, his Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) and their cabal has made Sri Lanka an international pariah. It was the injustices committed by the majoritarian regime that compelled UNHCR to put GR regime on the dock and demand accountability for its human rights misdemeanours and ethnonationalist excesses. It thus becomes an absolute imperative for any post-GR regime to cleanse this country of the scourge of ethnonationalism, if peace and prosperity were to return.

Ethnonationalism and authoritarianism are two characteristics that delineate GR’s presidency. He shines out as a two-in-one avatar of India’s Hindutva Narendra Modi and China’s authoritarian Xi Jinping. Modi demonstrated how political power could be snatched from the opponents by aggressively promoting ethnonationalism even if the economy were to perform badly as happened during his first term of government. Xi Jinping on the other hand showed how economic miracle could be achieved through authoritarian rule. GR emulated the two by welding together the ethnonationalist fervour of the first with authoritarianism of the second, and built his own image as an authoritarian Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist with a vision to lead the country towards “vistas of prosperity and splendour”. After two years of this dream, all what GR produced was economic and social dereliction. Facing economic and financial bankruptcy on one front, inter-communal discontent on another, international pressures on the third and the pandemic on yet another, the country is on the verge of anarchy. The welding of Sinhala-Buddhist ethnonationalism with authoritarianism has proven to be a dangerous cocktail that needs to be got rid of were peace and prosperity to return. What are the prospects of that happening?

Before answering that question a few observations on the marriage of ethnonationalism with authoritarianism deserve attention. Modi’s aggressive anti-Muslim Hindutva campaign in 2019 brought victory to him and his party for the second time, even though Indian economy started losing its robustness and was slowing down. In fact, long before Modi came into Indian national politics, Sri Lankan politicians learnt already that economic issues would pale into insignificance once ethnonationalism occupies the centre stage of election propaganda and party canvassing. MR government’s insouciance towards the travails of a sinking economy is both an illustration of past experience and the Modi effect.

Sinhala-Buddhist ethnonationalism governs every act of GR’s regime. For example, the recent destruction of the Jailani Mosque to make room for renovation and expansion of the adjacent Buddhist vihara in Kuragala closely resembles Hidutva destruction of Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh to construct a temple for Rama. Another was the construction of a Buddhist vihara in Hindu Kurunthoormalai in the north. Before these was the desecration of the Hindu Neeraviyadi Pillayar Kovil in Mullaitivu orchestrated by that notorious Gnanasara Thera, who disregarded a court order and cremated the dead body of a Buddhist priest in the precincts of that temple. There were several such incidents where Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism demonstrated its arrogance, but tolerated by governments to win the support of Buddhist masses. However, such outlandish acts of chauvinism could backfire on those who promote them as the Modi regime witnesses now.

In India, chinks have started appearing in Modi’s ethnonationalist wall. For example, when his government wanted to push Hindi as the official language the south revolted and voices of secession once again started echoing from federal corridors. That discontent grew stronger when the Central Government discriminated against the more developed south in the allocation of development funds. As the southern states continue to develop strongly in comparison to other states and become more affluent, whether a victorious Hindutva Modi-led regime in Delhi could hold together the Indian federation is a moot point. This is why Indian intellectuals and political activists are fighting to bring back the rule of civic nationalism as enshrined in the nation’s founding constitution. There are obvious lessons to learn from the Modi model by GR and his regime.

Similarly, Xi Jinping’s authoritarianism also cannot remain solid even if China’s economic miracle continues to grow strong. As benefits of development percolates through society and as peoples’ basic needs are met and satiated, demand for other benefits would naturally emerge, and one such demand would be for political participation and democratization. The rise of Hong Kong democracy movement is one clear example of this. Hong Kong was already a developed region before it was ceded by the British to China in 1997. Its greater economic affluence demanded greater freedom and autonomy from mainland China’s authoritarian control. Such demand for increased political autonomy and power sharing would also arise from within mainland China as economic affluence spreads. Like Xi Jinping, GR too believes that development would solve problems of power sharing. This seems to be the reasoning behind his objection to implement the 13th Amendment.

Even in the most unlikely outcome of an economic miracle occurring at the expense of minorities, political stability is not guaranteed under the rule of GR’s ethnonationalism. Unlike the ancient monarchs who seem to have had an exceptional ability to manage Sri Lanka’s pluralism, their modern counterparts who are imbued with dictatorial aspirations have a tendency to destroy that plurality in search of a monocultural society. This may be why GR is selectively picking elements from Xi Jinping’s experiments to create a homogenous Sri Lanka out of its heterogenous ethnic makeup. Just as what Xi is experimenting with China’s Uyghur Muslims in trying to make them think and behave like the main Han community, GR too seems to be aspiring for the same as indicated by his One-Country-One-Law agenda. Like what Modi tried in India GR is also attempting to make Sinhalese the only official language through stealth. One could see this in the gradual disappearance of Tamil in public sign boards and in official letters received by Tamil speakers typed only in Sinhala. Recently, when GR went to open the Vavuniya University it was reported that security officers were busy removing Tamil writings on public sign boards.

This ethnonationalist carapace must be destroyed and the country should be rebuilt on a new foundation of civic nationalism with liberal democracy in which every Sri Lankan, be she/he Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher or whatever group or religion must have the same rights and obligations expected of any citizen. The biggest question facing the nation now is which political party or coalition of parties that are craving to wrest power from the ruling regime has the resolve and honesty to go before the people and say that it has the plan to do so and is prepared to show how it would be done.

Among the most important provisions in that plan should be (a) the abolition of executive presidency and re-empowering the parliament during the first year of the new government, (b) the removal of primacy for any religion in the national constitution while guaranteeing freedom of and from all religions, (c) bringing back English as one of the official languages, (d) guaranteeing independence of public institutions such as the Central Bank and Judiciary, which had been etiolated and emasculated, and turned into tools in the hands of governments, and (e) decentralizing power through regional councils. The ultimate objective of these changes is to allow civic nationalism to grow and unite the country and take on the struggle for development.

Which political party or coalition of parties in the opposition is prepared to take up the cudgel, rally the masses behind it and cleanse the country of ethnonationalist politics?

*Dr. Ameer Ali, School of Business and Governance, Murdoch University, Western Australia

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    Them sinhala beggars have screwed up the ceylon due to refusing to give minorities equal rights and killing raping and looting minorities and NOW these sinhala beggars are fleeing from their F#$%ed up land to other countries with the expectation of being treated equally with the natives and others in these other copuntries. Shows the inferior mental capacity of the sinhala beggars

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        Eagle Stupid Eye

        Please read this:
        Economy Next (https://economynext.com/) reported:
        Sri Lanka needs US$1,285mn for three months of oil, US$500mn from India: Minister
        Friday February 25, 2022 10:37 am

        Aren’t you ashamed of your Sinhala/Buddhist state is being helped by poor Hindians? Will Udaya Ganapathipillai stop complaining about Hindian involvement in this island?

        Any self-respecting beggar would have said no to Hindian aid.
        By the way do you know anything about SJ benefiting from Hindian aid, vaccine, gas, patrol, food stuff, …… ?

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          Hi buddy vedda…i am back….c u soon…..
          hope u missed me….

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            jamis muthu banda
            the Tamil speaking Sinhalam

            “hope u missed me….”

            Yes and no.
            However I have soman and Eagle Stupid Eye.

            Thanks.
            What do you think about the war in Ukraine.
            It appears Volodymyr Zelenskyy is following in the footstep of Velupillai Prabaharan.

            I spoke a few Tamils and Sinhalese about the war in Europe. Tamils and Sinhalese blame Ukraine. Both accuse Ukraine of selling arms to Sri Lanka and LTTE all at the same time.

            As far as I am concerned you can sell anything and everything to Tamils and Sinhalese. Both are so stupid they cannot weigh up the benefits to themselves and to the seller. So the Ukrainians made a killing.

            jamis Tamil speaking banda
            Take care.

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              Ameer Ali, every Muslim country is practicing ethno-nationalism, and you have not mentioned about it. Also how is that it has slipped your mind about two Hindu temples, destroyed by Muslims one in Sammanthurai where a mosque was built over it and other one in Ottamavadi where a shopping complex was built over it and given to Muslims. You are talking about Ayodya and Kuragala, but seem to have forgotten about orthodox churches being converted to mosques in Turkey. Land belongs to the first nation and to correct an injustice by removing those who had appropriated it and handing it over to legitimate owners in not wrong.

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                Dr. GS

                Part 1
                “Also how is that it has slipped your mind about two Hindu temples, destroyed by Muslims one in Sammanthurai where a mosque was built over it and other one in Ottamavadi where a shopping complex was built over it and given to Muslims.

                You made the BASELESS ALLEGATION about the temple in Sammanturai on August 05, 2021 in your comment to the article “Bloodshed Within Sacred Walls: In Memory Of That Bleak Day, August 3rd 1990”

                I replied on Sep. 05, 2021 in my comments to the article “Disappearances, Tamil Political Problem & Forgiveness” dated Sep. 02, 2021. Part of my reply below.

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                Dr. GS

                Part 2

                In your Comments on the Article captioned “Bloodshed Within Sacred Walls: In Memory Of August 3rd 1990”, you alleged, in reply to my post,
                “Muhandiram …………………but ones at Sammanthirai where a mosque has been built over the demolished Hindu temple”.
                Among other things, I replied, “I am trying to verify the facts. and if I can do so in time, I will respond”.
                It took some time for me to verify and here are the facts.
                In Sammanthurai, there were, and still are, 3 Hindu temples. One temple, near the Central College, Sammanthurai, with a few dozen Tamil families living in the neighbourhood. When the LTTE terrorists started attacking the Muslims in the East in 1990, these Tamils probably felt unsafe living there, and moved out. But, the temple remained and when the Tamils felt safe, they started using the temple for holding Poojas during their Festivals which is continuing todate.
                Near the other 2 temples, there was a larger Tamil population who remained there. There were NO attacks on the temples or the Tamils there and the temples are functioning as usual.

                Pls. STOP REPEATING LIES/

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                Dr. GS

                “and other one in Ottamavadi where a shopping complex was built over it and given to Muslims. “

                This is another BLATANT LIE/TWIST by the Frustrated eelamists which I Exposed in my reply to a comment by SSS to the article captioned “Bloodshed Within Sacred Walls: In Memory Of That Bleak Day, August 3rd 1990”. Let me repeat my reply.

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                ” Yesterday, I exposed your LIE about the Temple in Nintavur. Now, I will deal with the Temple in Ottamawadi.

                Before the Temple in Ottomawadi was attacked, the Tamils attacked a larger Mosque in nearby Union Colony, in Vaalaichenai. The attack on the Ottomawadi Temple was, obviously, a Retaliation for the preceding attack on the Mosque in Vaalaichenai. The Muslims who were living close to the Mosque were also forced to leave and the entire area has been taken over by the Tamils.

                The place where the Temple stood has NOT been converted to a Beef stall, but it is now a Market place.

                Ask yourself whether the Temple would have been attacked if the Mosque was NOT attacked before that.”

                Unquote

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          Native , Basil was about to rush to India pleading for more loans. But was stopped at the last moment by none other than J.Shankar. Who would have thought about the change in roles. Before Basil was a minister and was bossing around when JS was just a FS diplomat but now Basil is still a minister but ready to jump hoops.

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      The day Rajapakshes fall dead, the day of a new beginning for a better future.
      :
      How many of you would feel like that ? I think increasing numbers become clear that they were wrong to keep the faith on MEDAMULANA animals.

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        LM: “The day Rajapakse fall dead………..new beginning for a better future”. Can you tell me: (1) the Day (a forecast) Rajapakses fall dead. (2) When is the “New Beginning” (3) Who will LEAD the New Beginning.

        I ask these questions because the answers to those will be a “PRECURSOR” to the beginning of that “Better Future” you speak of. Thank you.

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      Hellow Gus
      Then you tell me why Tamils ( Tamil speaking people) consider Sinhala Buddhist society as more preferable for peaceful living than a Tamil only enclave.

      Soma

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        soman

        “Then you tell me why Tamils ( Tamil speaking people) consider Sinhala Buddhist society as more preferable for peaceful living than a Tamil only enclave.”

        Is that why millions of Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Buddhists, Christian, ….. have left this island since 1948?

        Learn, and grow up.

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          NV
          While so many left as you say NOT A SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY has changed residence to from Sinhala areas to a Tamil area despite all your unrelenting propaganda of discrimination, violence, loot, rape, murder or even genocide. Tell me why so?
          .
          NOTHING MAKES A TAMIL ON COLOMBO TELEGRAPH LIVID WITH ANGER THAN MY PROPOSAL TO ACCOMODATE AT LEAST 90% OF TAMILS IN A SOLUTION WHICH MAY REQUIRE RELOCATION OF TAMILS OUT OF SINHALA MAJORITY PROVINCES.
          Why so?

          Soma

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            Soma. I have told you how to accommodate 90% of Tamils without relocation. Carve out plantation areas with Tamil majority and link it to north east. Gampola and Nawalapitiya electorates of Kandy district. Nuwaraeliya district minus Hanguranketa electorate, Haputale, Bandarawela and Passara electorate of Badulla district to be carved out and linked to eastern province through a corridor along Badalkumbura to Medagama to Inginiyagala. Link Puttalam electorate to northern province. Mark my words, the final solution will be along this line for permanent peace.

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              SSS
              There you are.
              You have done something which I thought is impossible.
              Why didn’t you present it to Thalaivar when he was alive?
              Ask TNA and ask them to present your solution as the

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              “…the final solution will be along this line for permanent peace.

              Greedy camels!
              What about the remaining 10% who live in Colombo?
              Best solution for peace is to relocate all Tamils to their ancestral homeland across the Palk Strait.

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                Eagle Eye

                The best solution is to castrate all the sinhala beggars so that their criminal DNA cannot be reproduced and the others repatriated to their homeland in BENGAL!!!!!

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                EE,
                .
                HOW LONG WOULD YOU BE DEFEDING UNTRUTHS ? I know that you th ekind of idiots would not learn it in this life, however, I thought of adding it again.

                Only way out would be go for a permament and sustainable solution to our long standing ethnic problem. Just telling that tamil srilankens must accept your idiotic leaders have to say, can only hurt the wounds. Even if you would kick the bucket tomorrow, you should be able to shed your last breath peacefully. That can only be reached, if we would consider us all as ” equal”. Longer you hang on with RACIAL thoughts, your last breath would NOT be nearing to all worst. Get well ULTRA RACIST bp EE.

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                EE,
                Including the converted Indians from the Western Ghats, came in to this island 600 – 700 years ago!!
                Whether as mercenaries or Spice garden tenderers is immaterial along with the ‘Tea garden’ tenderers.
                It appears the “genuine” patriotic “indigenous” (so claimed by yourself) have woken up from their deep slumber and made up their mind to make up for the past lapses and inability to do the hard work (to get up in time for muster and pluck the ‘Bud and 2 leaves’ at Sunrise and not at bedtime, to maximise earnings) this resplendent isle to earn valuable foreign exchange
                Mission accomplished by the great Bhumi Putra strategist!!
                Problem solved and hopefully, your status remain undisturbed in this great land!!!
                May the triple gem bless you and shower you with all prosperity and eternal bliss?

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            soman

            “While so many left as you say NOT A SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY has changed residence to from Sinhala areas to a Tamil area …..”

            They are all readying to leave the country perhaps along with their Sinhala, Muslim, Christian, Buddhists, Hindu, …………………brethren. Ultimately they have realised they couldn’t live with Sinhala/Buddhists who suffer from multiple personality disorder.

            Don’t worry you could have lonely life with rest, mostly criminals, dumb assess, war criminals, crooks, ….. You can have Elle, Gota, Namal, …Wimal, … as your mating partners.
            I wish you well.
            Take care.

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              soman

              Grow up.

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        Hello Nona

        “peaceful living” or do you mean the “buddhist dharma” you mean periodical raping looting and killing of tamils in sinhala areas???
        The armed forces and police dont have the same impunity they have had against tamils in the tamil only enclaves ie North and East.

        The sinhala mindset is a frog in the well mindset and cannot comprehend their heinous thuggis behaviours against minorities until they flee from them F###ked up beggar land to other countries and then these beggars cry discrimination when their treatments is even million times better than what they dish out. Modai Sinhala

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        Hello Soma

        Them sinhala beggars are cunning beggars. The ceylon tamils who live in sinhala areas are merely being allowed to fatten themselves by their enterprise for the next sinhala (periodical) round of raping, thieving, looting, killing and arson.
        The upcountry tamils are exploited because without them (tea exports) the only export from beggar sinhala country are servants and labourers, thieves and crooks (like that experienced by my family with the sinhala gardener)
        Anyway may the buddha ensure the rajapakses continued regime because the buddha who was initially a hindu, want KARMA now happening to the beggar sinhalas and their beggar buddhist paedophile clergy!!!!!

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          Gus
          Get rid of your inferiority complex.

          Soma

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            Dear Soma

            When I come across a beggar sinhala and others I HAVE A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX!!! I am educated by a major Western university with higher qualifications and not with qualifications from a third world bankrupt country substandad uni. Mainly my experience of these sinhala beggars overseas is as low skilled untrusty crooked workers (one recently sacked for stealing petrol from cars in the car yard he worked) . Recently I had the pleasure of telling a europeon woman and these comments by me is are constant NOT TO TRUST her beggar sinhala cleaner that he would steal given the slightest opportunity. In addition the skilled ones I come across cannot even speak or articulate properly . in english language. In addition my recent personal involvement with a sinhala “professional” guy resulted in my advantage because he did not have a full comprehension of the issues he was addressing and opposing me, INFERIORITY COMPLEX JOKE! SUPERIORITY COMPLEX YES YES!!! ALL CEYLON TAMILS HAVE A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX VIS A V THE BARBARIC SINHALA BEGGARS

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              Gus
              “Recently I had the pleasure of telling a europeon woman ……”
              You recommended a Tamil cleaner in his place on the basis that they had experience in carrying shit buckets for generations in Sri Lanka?

              Soma

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                soman

                “You recommended a Tamil cleaner in his place on the basis that they had experience in carrying shit buckets for generations in Sri Lanka?”

                Do we still use human being as shit bucket carriers?
                Read Finance Minister:

                Sri Lanka’s toilet trouble: finance minister pledges millions to resolve a very dirty issue
                The finance minister has pledged $22 mln to provide people homes with toilets
                Sri Lanka has a serious shortage of toilets, forcing people defecate in public
                https://www.arabnews.com/node/1461736/world

                Is that why you are exporting people to clean Arab toilets?

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                HI Soma

                There are no ceylon tamil cleaners. Maybe some imdian cleaners carried shit buckets in the past. BUT Now these cleaners have moved up the ladder. Only come across beggars sinhala cleaners servants crooks and thieves outside sri lanka. .Best part even read an article in a major sri lankan news paper lauding how good a sinhala beggar woman was at WIPING THE ARSES of a chinese family in singapore. IT WAS A GREAT NEWSWORTHY ITEM IN BEGGAR SINHALA LAND AS TO THEIR SUPERIOR ABILITY IN WIPING ARSES!!!! ALSO THEM SINHALA BEGGARS ARE WELL KNOWN AS MAIDS / SEX SLAVES IN THE ME

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              Gus,
              “ALL CEYLON TAMILS HAVE A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX VIS A V THE BARBARIC SINHALA BEGGARS.”
              —-
              Yes they have a superiority complex and bragged that they cannot be defeated militarily but eventually ended up in Nandikadal lagoon failing to face Sinhala ‘Ranaviruwo’ of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces.

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                EE

                Defeated militarily by the force of other countries and their intelligence given to the barbaric sri lanka. eg Indian RAW infor re tiger arm shipments. NOT defeated in man to man warfare.

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                EE

                You say:

                “Yes they have a superiority complex and bragged that they cannot be defeated militarily but eventually ended up in Nandikadal lagoon failing to face Sinhala ‘Ranaviruwo’ of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces”

                Again the inhetent thuggush menatlity of the sinhal beggars in LAUDING THEIR BEHAVIOUR IN ATTACKING AND KILLING innocent tamil civilians also contributed by international intelligence to sinhalas re tiger arm shipments.

                As I have previously said that the sinhals won the battle. The Ceylon tamisl won the War with the current ongoing destruction of the beggar sinhala land and its peoples.

                IN Addition we will see how the beggar thuggush sinhala armed forces whose leaders are banned from many western countries as war criminals will reat to an INDIAN invasion which is inevitable. Expect unlike ykraine it will be a walk over!!!

                Then we will see military superiority!!!!!

                Wonder HOW these brave sinhala

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            Dear Soma

            You mean that its is the superiority complex of them sinhala beggars that results in their periodic raping killing looting and arson against ceylon minorities?

            No it is the inferiority complex of them barbaric beggar sinhalas the reason for these barbaric atrocities periodically against the ceylon minorities

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              Gus
              There is no such thing as a superiority complex.
              There is only inferiority complex .
              What is generally referred to as superiority complex is inferiority complex on the part of the one who complains that the other guy has superiority complex.
              .
              Your complex is rather complicated.
              European psycologists are unable to decode it as they are unaware that some guys from India have a family trait developed as a result of carrying shit buckets for generations.
              ,-
              Soma

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                Dear Soma

                Thank you you have explained clearly why them sinhala beggars periodically rape murder loot and arson minorities. Made absolutely clear. That the begali / now bangladesh origin sinhalas thugs from have a family DNA trait developed as a result of carrying shit buckets for generations that results in their periodical rape murder and arson atrocities on minorities and their crooked thieving mentality when in other countries.

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                Soma

                There is ONLY a beggar sinhala inferiority complex .

                The beggar sinhalas complex is rather complicated.

                European psycologists are unable to decode it as they are unaware that some THUGS guys descended from THUGS KICKED OUT from Bengal / now Bangladesh have an inherent family trait developed as a result of carrying shit buckets for generations tat is inherently thuggish crooked murderous evil such that manifested by even sinhala buddhist monks involved in atrocities against minorities!

                THIS INFERIORITY COMPLEX IS WHY THESE SINHALA BEGGARS BURNT A LIBRARY IN JAFFNA THAT HAD ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS because of these sinhala beggars INFERIORITY COMPLEX. In addition to the sinhala police shooting killing and disrupting a world tamil conference in Jaffna.

                Note that culturally ceylon tamils were taught NOT EVEN to let their leg touch any printed book or material!

                Soma, I really appreciate and thank you for your clarification of the sinhala races INFERIORITY COMPLEX!!!!

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                soman

                “There is no such thing as a superiority complex.
                There is only inferiority complex .”

                All in all you have complex hence we can sympathise with you.

                Tell us all your tangible and intangible achievements since the advent of Sinhala/Buddhism about 100 years ago.

                Do you consider the following years as your memorable years of achievements:

                1915, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1987-1991, 2013,
                26 October 2018 – 16 December 2018, 2020 to date, …..are years of achievements that should remembered as your superiority.

                Where are your Single handed generals Shavendra and Kamala?

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      Gus, while there is absolute truth in the content, you branding all Sinhalese as ‘sinhala beggars’ loses the power of your message. Not all Sinhalese are against Tamils, in fact majority of Sinhalese in this forum support the Tamils, support the course you highlight and always severely attack the Rajapaksha regime for escalating ethnic disharmony in the country. I hope you take note of that and lose at least some of your fury towards all Sinhalese people when you write your next comment.

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        Dear Jit
        My apologies, unfortunately my personal experience of sinhalas has been mainly only very negative or bullshit words or wanting to kill me like when I visited ceylon once. I have RARELY come across a decent sinhalese. The “decent” ones I have have no choice to be because unlike sri lanka their jobs are immediately at risk by negative behaviours. My ceylon tamil friend told me that in the early 1970s he went from an overseas country to study in Royal College Colombo and within first week he was being assaulted by sinhala boys and did not know why because he never experienced this sort of behaviour in his parents adopted country where he was in school with a number of other ethnics and that country’s majority community. Another friend told me that in the overseas country that he lived another ex sinhala army officer who was a council parking inspector supervisor took him to court over a $50 fine and was strutting around during the three hearings and when the judge found for my tamil friend RUSHED OUT OF THE COURT ROOM AKA DOG WITH TAIL BETWEEN LEGS! Cost the council over USD $10000 in legal costs and my friend represented himself and argued law and WON!!!!!!!!

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      Srilanka s Judiciary is blind and deaf.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY4N7Z88A6w
      .
      But srilankens assured that they could handle those war crime allegations by using local legal bodies.
      .
      Can we still assure UNHRC that our judiciary is impartial. Sensitive citizens over to you, please question this yourself. Tomorrow will be too late.

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    The danger of Ethno – nationalism, religious fundamentalism and authoritarianism to a country are well presented in this article. But there is not a single political party in this country exempted from these policies but the major factor that contributed to this is political opportunism of the majority community. It is sad that the higher education of this country couldn’t produce enough professionals to understand the need for rule of law, justice and peace. They are the real enemies of the country.

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        Eagle Eye

        Please show some backbone and AGITATE stop your thuggish buddhist “dharma” BEGGING BOWL aid from Hindustan.

        However, I expect that your mental capacity is one that BITES THE HAND THAT FEEDS IT!!!!!!

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      Ajith: It is no secret that the so-called “Professionals” are the biggest culprits who have “Abrogated” all tenets of law, justice, and peace for the acquisition of “Power” and lust and greed for “Wealth”. That is how all politicians (including Professionals in the political field) play the “GAME” of throwing “DICE” of “Ethnicity”, “Religiosity”, “Majority” and “Minority” to “CAPTURE” power that leads to their “OWN” well-Being.

      It is somewhat heartening today to find that people of all walks of life have begun to understand this trend. Now the problem is to “SHIEVER” the “Whole” and select the most “Beneficial” to the country and the people. It is no doubt a daunting task. Yet we have to try if not all will perish.

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    …….What started in 1950s as a language issue for equal official recognition between Sinhalese and Tamil, was opportunistically grabbed by vested political interests and promoted to grow into a state backed ethnonationalist ideology of Sinhala-Buddhist domination……
    Yes started in 1950 and yet practised :
    Rupavahini has removed the Tamil and English “Rupavahini” language of the television logo. (2022/02/24).
    https://thesinhalanews.lk/2022/02/24/rupavahini-identity-jeopardized-by-chairman-drops-tamil-english-breaking-news/

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    Dunno about ol’ Ethnonationalism ……… but can say with utmost certainty that none of the scum of the earth shameless bastards in the photograph are true Buddhists – mostly looters, swindlers, freeloaders, murderers, serial-killers. ……… Perhaps some may have a little Sinhalese blood (whatever that is!)

    Ethnonationalism is just a beedi ……… a puff of smoke ……..

    Looking down, Buddha is out-somersaulting Nadia Comăneci ………. 11/10

    Am I the only one left to protect Buddha’s honour?

    Where have all the Buddhists gone?

    In Lanka, sense sounds like nonsense ………. nonsense sounds like sense ……… crazy but true!

    Only in the sunny isle of paradise!

    Someday ……. someday …….. I’m gonna sit down and write a book ……… 2500 Years of Crap ……… and …….. One Hundred Years of Solitude and Exile ………….

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      Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Gotabaya Rajapakse was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

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      NF,
      “I’m gonna sit down and write a book ……… 2500 Years of Crap..”

      Are you planning to write a history book for Tamils who do not have a book similar to Mahawansa.

      Jane Russel said:
      “The Ceylon Tamils had no written document on the lines of the Mahavamsa to authenticate their singular and separate historical authority in Sri Lanka, a fact which Ceylon Tamil communalists found very irksome”. (Russel, Jane: Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, Tisara Prakasakayo, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, 1982. p.131)

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        “Jane Russel said:”

        Jane Russel? Sex Symbol? ………… One of your childhood crushes? …….. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Russell

        Your eagle eye is turning into a Kaputu eye! ………Is Basil lusting after her as well?

        Birds of a feather flock together! :))

        Too late for you, Buddy! ……. Better luck in your next rebirth.

        Anyway keep your eyes open ………. don’t hit the plane. ……… Poor Basil will cry his eyes out! :))

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          NF, very funny. It’s almost midnight here and I am rolling in bed uncontrollably laughing, reading some of your comments.

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        Eagle Dumbo Eye

        “Are you planning to write a history book for Tamils who do not have a book similar to Mahawansa.”

        What is your question?
        Stupid man, People of Harappa, Mohanjadaro, Australian Aborigines, American Natives, my people in this island, ….. and many others do not have written history. Does it mean these people didn’t live in their respective land?

        Mahawansa was written in Pali. Why didn’t Mahanama record it in Sinhala?
        The story contains incidents of bestiality, patricide, and incest. Is that why you still practice all three abhorrent acts?

        Jane Russel published her book “Communal politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, 1931-1947” in 1982.
        Its been 40 years since her book was published. Have you looked into her debate on “Sinhala Mindset” in 2013.

        Has she updated her knowledge of Sri Lankan history, with genetic studies, archaeological dig, …. Has she ever taken the time to spend more time talking to people than racist one sided historians?

        Has she defined what she considered to be “Ceylon Tamil communalists”?

        Did the professors who taught her explained what happened in 1915, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1983, 2013, …… ?

        did she defimne

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    In an environment where even the logo of a government-owned corporation is changed to have only the Sinhala alphabet, to expect anything but racist behavior is a wasted effort. It is also sad to see the failure of the respective Minister, PM, and the President who do not take any action, even when the Constitution clearly states that Tamil and Sinhala are official languages. This clearly displays the mentality of this racist government and its leaders.

    If a person has lived abroad in a developed free country, as the President and the Finance Minister have done and as the children of the PM have from time to time have done, that person’s mind would have been exposed to a democratic equality-based way of life and doctrine. Unfortunately, these individuals do not display such a trait. This begs the question do these individuals have a mental capacity that is way below an average person’s mental capacity?

    There is only one way out, all decent democracy and equal rights loving citizens, irrespective of their religious beliefs and race to join hands together and campaign against any politician who has shown racist or religious bias. Government should be above religion, race, caste, or creed. The new constitution must ensure this. There should be no mention of any race or religion in the constitution other than the words “religion” with equal rights to all “Sri Lankans”.

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      Dear Buddhist1
      You must realize that these cheap stunts are played in order to deceive, an equally, idiotic portion of the public who are crude just like, the beast in power.
      This primal attitude where we celebrate taking away the rights and privileges of others has always been the card the low IQ leaders played on the pathetic majority.
      The bottom line is that such negative thinking lead to where we are now.
      Why are we so afraid of the minorities?
      Yes, most of our older generation buggers are dead scared/intimidated by Tamils, Muslims, Bergers, and all others. Are we a majority of pheasants?
      Is it some weakness that we subconsciously harbor? Why are we, such shameless cowards?
      What’s worse is that we are not even ashamed of showing our mass fear.
      Instead of bridging the gap, mara and co are exploiting this weakness to hell.

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        So correct Human touch

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    OK mr Amir Ali
    Now give us an example of a Muslim country free from ethonationalism to follow.
    Give us another word for Wahabism which created a visibly identifiable community and destroyed a main stay of our economy.
    Which is worse – Islamic terror or Sinhala nationalism?

    Soma

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    Tamil separatism, Islamic fundamentalism and Sinhala Buddist nationalism all stand side by side in equal measure.

    Soma

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      soman

      “Tamil separatism, Islamic fundamentalism and Sinhala Buddist nationalism all stand side by side in equal measure.”

      How about the exceptionalism of Sinhala/Buddhist toxic leadership, racism, sadism, nepotism, paranoia, narcissism, masochism (electing corrupt, psychopaths to lead them again and again), …………… kakistocracy (government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state) , hierocracy by Saffronistas, ………………..

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    Buddhist1.
    “Unfortunately, these individuals do not display such a trait. This begs the question do these individuals have a mental capacity that is way below an average person’s mental capacity?”
    Gas station and Supermarket attendants, do not normally have wide exposure to lifestyles and other modalities as they would have been more involved in their own day to day survival.
    Hence, exposure to equality, democratic ideals and such fanfare is limited, if not non-existent!!.
    Be that as it may!
    Most certainly, would assure you that these individuals would have not noticed the change in the Rupavahini Logo!!
    The million dollar question that begs the answer, is that now brought out to their notice, what action they will take??
    That is ‘litmus test’ to the issue, as the benefit of the doubt should be given to them!!!

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    Russia has set a precedent invade outher countries to protect russian speaking peoples. India should invade sinhala land and take over and protect its tamil speaking peoples

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      Correction the island is not Chingkalla only land. This is what all ruling governments have been incorrectly trying to portray to the world and you are confirming this with your post. It is the land of everyone who lives here and calls it their home, where the Chingkallas are now a majority. You should have stated Chingkalla majority land and not Chingkalla land. This means only the Chingkallams belong and it’s their land and the Thamizh speakers do not belong. Be very careful with your words when you post.

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    All this from the 1950’s was to stay in power. Where are these guys now ? – may be rotting in hell. The Rajapaksa family care no hoots for the people or country. They are stepping up with cheap stuff like the destruction of religious places, Rupavahini name etc etc thing that the masses could be fooled again and again. For them to think that the masses who voted for them have no brains will have a big surprise next time. When you analyze their achievements it has always been about depriving others and not doing anything for them – to cover up their failures . Depriving others is sadly the majority mind which they should get rid of to come to real terms if they wish to and enjoy their lives.

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      Yes, this racist Ethno nationalist religious rot, of the island only belonging to one ethnic-religious group and others are all outsiders and do not belong, started soon after independence in the 1950s and the majority of the population have now been brainwashed to believe in this. myth. Each successive government has been more virulent in imposing and carrying out this myth and doctrine. The current one is the worst. This has only resulted in a lot of misery, a 30-year-old war. large scale displacement of the island’s Thamizh population ( Indian origin and native Eezham) and the country becoming bankrupt and going backward in everything. Including human rights. Other than a small privileged group amongst the Chingkallams, what have the rest gained from the racist Ethnomationalist ideology? The answer is nothing. Most of them are still poor and impoverished, as well as making the once-thriving Eezham Thamizh population also impoverished. Instead of trying to improve the lot of the majority of the population, it has only brought down a section of a population to the level of the impoverished majority, due to a policy of envy and racism.

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    Dr. Ameer Ali
    Your article proposes a cultural cleansing of the Sinhalese Buddhists. Paragraph 10 of your article says it all! You cannot stand the word ‘Buddhism’ in the Constitution. Therefore, you propose to eliminate it. You cannot stand the ‘Sinhala language’. Therefore, you propose to bring back English with the hope that it will kill the majority speaking native Sinhala language. Well, you are not the only one who wanted it. Soon after the 2020 Parliamentary election, Gotabhaya, Mahinda and Ali Sabri tried to delete 18 sections of the Sri Lankan Birth Certificate to erase all traces of the Sinhala nation and Buddhism. Had they succeeded, your main wish would have come true.
    Gotabhaya is all out to eradicate the Sinhala language from our education system by introducing English as the first language for elementary and secondary schools. This is in addition to his gazette notification mandating final law exams be held only in English. You say, Gotabhaya is a Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist. But, you very well know he is not.
    How about minority ethnonationalism displayed in the national flag, ethnicity based political parties and marriage laws? “When you point one finger, there are three fingers pointing back to you.”

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      No, he is not a Chingkalla Buddhist nationalist but in my opinion, a virulent racist and a Chingkalla Buddhist supremacist, who really believes in this ideology and is surrounded and ardently supported by similar. Most probably you are blind to this racism, as you yourself support this racist ideology and see nothing wrong with this and think it is patriotic when in reality it is not. It is racism draped in the flag of patriotism. Ruining everything, everyone it touches, and the country. Dr. Ameer Ali is correct.

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    “Countries whose levels of economic and social development were far below that of Sri Lanka in 1950s are now far ahead of it while Sri Lanka is moving backwards towards a failed state.”
    *
    Because of ‘ethno-nationalism’?
    There will be no ethno-nationalism when minority nationalism is mowed down.
    *
    Is there no ethno-nationalism in Australia?
    What do we hear these days about anti East Asian attacks?
    I wonder what the aboriginal people have to say!
    They are a little assertive now, but a little too late.

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    Ajith says “It is sad that the higher education of this country couldn’t produce enough professionals to understand the need for rule of law, justice and peace. They are the real enemies of the country”.
    Well said; the educated professionals have not been enlightened sufficiently to see the vital need of this foundation. Our minds are dim when it comes to understanding social justice, respect for the rule of law and peace and harmony among the people.
    The citizens, irrespective of language spoken or religion practiced, have paid for their education; they may have acquired knowledge in their field of expertise but their hearts and minds are blurred by superstition and practices of exclusion and greed for power and wealth.
    In the face of these the educated have been absorbed into this vicious circle of injustice to the masses and certain sectors of the citizenry.

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    SSS
    Some mishap- I got truncated.
    Now present it to TNA to be adopted as their proposal for a final solution.
    Basically I am agreeable to any proposal that encompasses 90% of Tamil speaking people scattered across the island.
    Time for a referendum based on that.
    Thanks.

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      soman

      Grow up.

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    Dear Soma

    Thank you you have explained clearly why them sinhala beggars periodically rape murder loot and arson minorities. Made absolutely clear. That the begali / now bangladesh origin sinhalas thugs from have a family DNA trait developed as a result of carrying shit buckets for generations that results in their periodical rape murder and arson atrocities on minorities and their crooked thieving mentality when in other countries.

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    EE

    The ceylon tamils may have lost the battle but they have WON!!! the war.

    AIDED by the KLEPTO Rajapakes with their inherent INFERIORITY complex that results in their corruption and looting of the sinhala government treasury including by personal KICKBACKS from weapons purchases (and using the dumb beggar sinhalas as CANNON FODDER to facilitate this looting evidenced by the Panama papers) the CURRENT & INEVITABLE destruction of the sinhalas and their lands.

    One of my friends told me that he was walking in Colombo with his father in the 70s and a man came up to his father and asked him are you Mr? He said yes. That man then told his father( this is in the 70s) go back to your adopted land. This country is DOOMED. It was obvious that he knew the inferiority complex mentality of them beggar sinhalas and what was to eventuate.

    I have seen disgusting OBSEQUISOUS BEHAVIORS by beggar sinhalas overseas when dealing with other ethnicities overseas.

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    Soma and EE

    I have decided to consider NOT to make any more posts to Colombo Telegraph. I am just going to watch the daily news on youtube and read the papers and take pleasure in the constant KARMA befouling the sinhala land and its inferiority complex thugs sinhala peoples.

    Ukrainian pilots flew the MIGs that bombed and killed tamils. NOW SEE THE KARMA that is happening there !!!!!!! Same will eventuate in sinhala land!!!!!

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    Gotapaya and Basil will not be able settle down in the U.S.A once their blunders and crimes committed
    in Sri lanka are over . U.S.A will not accept registered citizens of the U.S.A. ; because committing crimes and financial frauds elsewhere are also punishable in that country. If cases are filed aganist them in that country they would not only be punished but also lose their citizenship.

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    EE and Soma

    I was not wanting to post any further but cannot help as a friend sent me this link which manifests the dna of the Bengal THUG descendants the beggar sinhalas and their inferiority and EVIL mentality that they take with them to other countries that cant only be remedied by FULL CASTRATION and deportation back to Bengal / Bangladesh the whole beggar sinhala race :. It is WASTED SPACE them singala beggars taking up space in the world!!!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10567239/Clean-cut-student-trick-young-girls-sending-lewd-photos-demanding-MORE.html

    How clean-cut [SINHAL} student, 24, tricked young girls into sending him lewd photos and videos as the sex monster is finally jailed over ‘inhumane’ sextortion: ‘I am ruining your life and don’t give a s**t’

    A ‘depraved’ and ‘inhumane’ child sex monster who tricked and tormented young girls into sending him nude photos will spend more than eight years behind bars. Ranpati Amarasinghe, 24, was arrested by Australian Federal Police at his home in Melbourne in September 2020, after two years of his cruel sextortion scheme. The student convinced multiple young girls as young as 11 to send him nude photos or videos after striking up conversations online.

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