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Common Letter From Seven Tamil Parties To Modi & The Proposed New Constitution

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Justice C. V. Wigneswaran MP

From this month I intend replying one question every month, selected from many posed to me. Sometimes the questions are posed in Tamil or Sinhala. But if I find them topical and current, I would answer them in English too. The question for this month posed in English to me, is as follows;

Question: Is there any connection between the sending of the common letter from seven Tamil Parties to Shri Modi and the proposed new Constitution?

Response: Most certainly yes. We do not expect any worthwhile changes in the new constitution vis a vis the Tamil speaking of the North and East. The Tamil Parliamentarians were only able to formally oppose and boycott the debate on the earlier two constitutions of 1972 and 1978. Nothing tangible was possible to prevent constitutions which did not recognize the right of self-determination of the Tamil speaking people of the North and East from being passed in Parliament. This time too, the Sinhala majority Government will carry through a constitution inimical to the interests of the Tamil speaking of the North and East without recognizing their right to internal self-determination.

The only feeble benefit the unitary 1978 constitution carries for the Tamil speaking today is the Thirteenth amendment. Though discussions took place between India and Sri Lanka to give some political benefits to the Tamil speaking of the North and East in 1987 by introducing the Provincial Council system, when it came to implementation President J.R. Jayewardene opted to make the Provincial Council system apply Island wide. Now they refer to the Provincial Councils as a white elephant. That may be so in the predominantly Sinhala areas.

But from the point of view of the Tamils of the North and East, Muslims and Upcountry Tamils throughout Sri Lanka the Provincial Council remains the only tangible legal institution they have, to reflect their individuality.

From the point of view of the Tamils of the North and East, take away the Provincial Council, we become just another minority in this Country. Actually, the Tamil speaking are the majority in the North and East. The majority in the seven provinces were able to make the majority in the two provinces become minorities in the whole Island.

The Tamils have a long history of over 3000 years, speak an ancient language, have determinable homelands, follow religions and cultures different from the majority Sinhalese whose language came into being only around the 6th or 7th century AD. The Tamils are entitled to self -determination in terms of the International Covenants. If you remove the Thirteenth amendment, without granting full-fledged devolution to the Tamil speaking people of the North and East, from the Unitary Constitution, we would be stranded without any tangible legal institution to call ours. As Chief Minister of the Northern Province I was able to prevent many attempts by undesirable elements to introduce pollutive schemes in the North though the Government on its side prevented and sabotaged worthwhile economic projects we were trying to introduce.

However much the Provincial Council remains feeble and ineffective as far as the people of the North and East are concerned, it still gives the people of the North and East a legal recognition as Tamil speaking as opposed to the majority Sinhala speaking elsewhere. Take away the Provincial Council and the Tamil speaking of the North and East could easily be controlled as minorities in the entire Country. The One Country One Law concept was a precursor to the jettisoning of the Provincial Councils, envisioned in the new constitution.

Though Ministers are now denying what has come out in a Sinhala Newspaper as being the content of the draft of the new constitution which envisages the scrapping of the Provincial Council system, we foresaw this when we sent our letter to Shri Modi. The whole purpose of a new constitution is to scrap the Thirteenth Amendment and prevent India having a voice in Sri Lankan affairs. If India did not help Sri Lanka at the time of the Indo-Lanka Agreement, anything could have happened prejudicial to the Government in Colombo. Sri Lanka at that time had no alternative but to ask for help from India (as it does now having understood China’s intentions). India on its part signed the Agreement on behalf of the Tamils. Representatives of the Tamils nor LTTE leaders did not sign the Agreement. Therefore, India has a legal right and moral obligation to intervene on behalf of the Tamil speaking of the North and East when the Sri Lankan Government is trying to usher in a Sinhala Buddhist majority Government throughout the Island.

We asked for the implementation of the Thirteenth amendment not because it gave us, the Tamils, adequate powers but because we would have become absolutely powerless if it was scrapped. Now we have India as a participant in the original discussions which introduced the Provincial Council system to question any matter proceeding unfavourably to the Tamil speaking people of the North and East. The Sri Lankan Government cannot scrap the Provincial Councils as far as the North and East are concerned unilaterally. We seek no permanent solution to our ethnic problem by asking for the implementation of the Thirteenth amendment. We seek to keep the Provincial Councils until a permanent solution is found. The permanent solution we envisage is a confederation, nothing less.

The International community too has a moral duty to work towards accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. It cannot be indifferent when the indigenous people of Sri Lanka are being bullied and discriminated against. The continuation of the PTA is indicative of the designs of the Government.

Under the circumstances we decided to send the letter to Shri Modi to indicate to him the secretive intentions of the Sri Lankan Government to bring in a new constitution to set up a Sinhala Buddhist Government devoid of safeguards for minorities under the slogan of One Country One Law!

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    Justice C. V. Wigneswaran MP,

    You play the same divisive politics the Sinhala politicians play ………..

    Both, the Sinhala and the Tamil politicians have played the same old same old divisive politics as far as the eye can see ……. for their own benefit and political survival; not for the benefit of their respective people.

    That’s the only trick you lazy pols know ………. the simplest, the quickest, the easiest game in town for votes ………

    You are two sides of the same coin ……… none better than the other …………

    It all ends up in misery for the Tamils, misery for the Sinhalese, misery for the in-betweens. ………… Misery for all. Misery for all Lankans.

    Dan Sapada?

    I’m sure, you have made sure, that it’s all Sapa for you and your loved ones. ……… Just like it’s all Sapa for the Sinhala leaders and their love ones.



    BTW ……. in the photo you look as smug as Mahinda. ………. two leaders, working for the same goal ……….. from different ends ………..

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      nimal fernando,
      You understand that both Sinhalese and Tamil political parties are playing divisive politics, what is the solution you have and how do you want solve the problems of the people? Can you highlight your in-divisive policy and political movement?

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        Hello Ajith,
        I agree with Nimal.
        If you have a reasonable command of the Sinhala language (It was not easy for me!), I urge you to listen to the interview below.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwfctECP460
        This is where Sri Lanka should go!

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        A
        I do not like the uncalled for provocative bits of NF’s text. But he has made a valid point about divisive politics.
        You seem to agree with it, but challenge him for a solution which he need not have.
        Hasn’t anyone the right to draw attention to an issue?
        Do you really have a solution under your hat each time you criticise anything?

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          Sunil Abeyratne, I watched the interview. Champika Ranawake is an outright racist. His family name is Patali which is Tamil word meaning peasant, which shows that his ancestors were Tamils. His economic analysis is correct, but his views on Tamils is putrid.
          He compares Sinhala with Hebrew which is laughable, saying that there are no other language of that calibre. Tamil is older than Sinhala or Hebrew. Original language of Srilanka is Elu (Sanskritised to Hela) which is Dravidian dialect termed proto-Tamil. Sinhala is mix of Elu, Tamil and Sanskrit and thus is not an original language. Sinhala script borrowed from Malayalam, Sinhala grammar adopted from Tamil and Sinhala words taken from Tamil and Sanskrit, prove that Sinhala language is lesser. Evidence has surfaced that original people are Veddhas in eastern parts south of Mahaveli, around slopes of central hills and southern parts east of Walawe and Dravidians in rest of the country. First religion practiced is Saivaism and not Buddhism. Thus Sinhala Buddhist claim for ownership and rule of entire island is racism. (CONTD)

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            (CONTD) His comment about Tamil Nadu shows his ignorance probably due to racism clouding his intellect. Indian constitution is quasi-federal and not unitary where central government does not interfere in policy making. When these are coupled, net effect is federal. In 1962 DMK dropped independence on the assurance by Nehru that English will continue as official language and that respective states can conduct business in their language. They also respected laws passed by the states and refrained from dismissing a state government arbitrarily. States can solicit foreign direct investments without getting permission from the center. Central government is involved only when foreign loans are sought to underwrite it, and until now there has not been any refusal. National funds and resources are distributed equitably without discrimination favouring northern states. In development same principle is followed for all states. This is not so in Srilanka where devolution has been sabotaged, firstly by refusing police and land powers and secondly by legislative and executive measures to strangle the institutions. (CONTD)

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              (CONTD) Tamils know that under unitary constitution, Sinhalese will interfere in the conduct of administration and therefore are demanding fedreral powers. If Sinhalese genuinely devolve powers under quasi-federal set up similar to those enjoyed by Sinhalese in the center and stop interfering like how it is working in India, demand for federalism may stop. Since Srilanka will never have adequate resources to distribute equitably, there will always be discrimination of Tamils under unitary state as what happened all these years after independence. Tamils need full economic independence to develop their lands according to their wish. Since Independence not a single mega project was done in the north and few in the east was solely for the purpose of settling Sinhalese to alter demographic pattern. As for war crimes charge, his statement that entire LTTE has to be taken into custody shows his ignorance again due to ethnic bias. War crimes charge is against few members of armed forces and those with command responsibility and not entire armed forces and police. Those of LTTE who committed war crimes are dead and their case is closed. It is despicable for anyone to shield those who committed crimes on Tamils and expect reconciliation. Going by his views, it is clear that he will not bring about peace with justice to Tamils.

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                Gnana,
                Thanks for the detailed response.
                I am impressed by Champika’s grasp of the critical issues facing Sri Lanka and the solutions he proposes.
                I have heard that he is an Electrical Engineer who ran the CEB well. Apart from that, I know very little of him.
                The only reason for providing the link is to allow readers to listen to Champika’s interview. Obviously, the readers of Colombo Telegraph will form their own opinions.
                Thank you very much for taking the trouble to present a different perspective that challenges Champika’s view on Sinhalese and Buddhism.
                There is a lot to digest in your comments and my current knowledge on the origins of the Sinhalese or the Tamils is not sufficient to respond to it. You have put in a lot of effort to elaborate upon such a perspective and I truly appreciate it.
                I will certainly make an effort to link what you have presented with the views others express.

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                  Sunil,
                  “.I have heard that he is an Electrical Engineer who ran the CEB well.”
                  Champika Ranawaka spent 8 years as an electrical engineering undergraduate at Moratuwa. Whether he qualified is not clear, and he certainly didn’t run the CEB. He does put up a show of being knowledgeable about technology, but his election stunt in 2010 , setting up a plant to produce petrol from waste polythene, failed predictably. I think the guy is just another ambitious charlatan.

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                    OC
                    A DM article mentioning his 8 years in the UoM also says that he graduated as an engineer.
                    A lot of people would have spent 8 years in the university if they entered university in or shortly after 1984.
                    Being a 1965 born, it is likely that he was a victim of the educational shut down of 1988-90.
                    Besides, I personally know several graduates who took a long time to graduate but made far better engineers than some with class honours.

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                      S.J,
                      “A DM article mentioning his 8 years in the UoM”
                      I suppose you are aware that the DM has/had a soft spot for CR. The former editor was his girlfriend. CR is known for “moral turpitude”. Not that I am judging anybody. Just an insight into the workings of the media.

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                      OC
                      There was no need for the DM to make up anything in regard to his degree.
                      According to my wife’s colleague at OU the man did qualify from Moratuwa.
                      The 8 years there match the 3 year lapse at the university.
                      To say that I do not admire him will be an understatement, but there is no need for him to cheat in this specific matter.

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                    OC,
                    Thanks for your comment about Champika not running the CEB.
                    Wonder if there are any other readers of the Colombo Telegraph who know what role Champika Ranawaka played in the performance of the CEB.

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                      Sunil,
                      I couldn’t find any mention of him being actually employed anywhere. As a student, he was a JVP member. I believe he was MR’s minister of Power and Energy before he jumped ship. Maybe that’s why he’s said to have run the CEB.
                      The problem is that many politicians like him may have a veneer of sophistication, but are woefully tribalist, as Dr.G points out. But, to his credit, he doesn’t hide it!

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            “His family name is Patali which is Tamil word meaning peasant, “
            What a joke!
            Patali derives from Paatalipura (with an ‘m’ in Tamil) now known as Patna. That city in Bihar has much historical significance for Buddhism.

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              SJ,
              This is what his Wikipedia page says about his other name:
              “His family name Achchige is of Malayalam origin, achchi being the feminine form (mother) of the Malayalam word achchan meaning father, and is a name associated with the Kerala origin Kuruppu clan indicating matrilineal inheritance.[5]”

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                OC
                I am not sure if achchige refers to mother in Malayalam.
                It is achchan for father and amma for mother I think. maathaa is used too.
                aachici is used in Tamil for grandmother and occasionally mother.
                It is possible that certain Malayali clans retain Tamil terms.
                The ge name is not necessarily indicative of origins.
                *
                My comment pertained to an amusing claim by an amateur etymologist.

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                  Sivasegaram, the all knowing professional etymologist, you are the biggest joker. The correct old name of Patna is Pataliputra and not Patalipura. Patali is the name of the queen, on whose name the city was built. Have you heard of a political party of Vanniars in Tamil Nadu of with Ramdas as head called Patali Makkal Kadchi where Patali Makkal is a reference to peasants of that community. Surely Champaka Ranawake with core genetic material south Indian and no typical genetic marker of Aryans could not have originated from Pataliputra. For your information my brother studied medicine in 150 year old Prince of Wales medical college in Patna, during which time I had visited Patna including Buddha Gaya once.

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                    Gnana,
                    I struggle to understand the relevance of a person’s ancestry to his/her professional skills.
                    If Champika is of South Indian origin, so be it.
                    There have been many mixed race marriages and nobody cares about the ancestry.
                    It may take another century or even longer but this is what would happen to residents of Colombo.
                    I would argue that tracing one’s ancestry or class only reinforces grounds for endless discrimination.

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                    This is for all-knowing SJ, who really knows nothing but just wants to pick up a fight with most Thamizh bloggers here

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

                    Paatali generally means someone of the working class. Peasants, farmers, laborers, workers, and the poor lower middle class. Nothing to do with Patna in North India. Paatali also can mean a songster( Paatu) . In this context, it means someone traditionally poor working class and downtrodden. When you say Paatali Makkal it does not mean songsters or people from Patna in Bihar but peasants, farmers, labourers, and the poor working class.

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                      Check your Tamil spelling:
                      pAtali (from pAtalipuram)
                      pAttALi (your PMK)
                      The word pAttALi entered Tamil vocabulary fairly recently. It is not in the classics
                      You really word hard to be pathetic, and hurray, you succeed.

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                    You don’t even know tour Tamil
                    பாடலிபுரம்
                    பாட்டாளி
                    Do you know the difference between லி and ளி? Even a Sinhalese does.
                    Do yo know the difference between ட and டா?
                    பாடலிபுரம். pāṭali-puram n. pāṭalī-pura. The capital of Magadha near the confluence of the Šōṇ and the Ganges. (Wikipedia)
                    *
                    Even if your great grandfather was at Prince of Wales, that proves nothing.
                    You can visit the Bodhgaya a hundred more times, but you will learn nothing.

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                  S.J,
                  It does seem an unusual ge-name?
                  As to Kuruppu, that name is still in use in Kerala.

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                    OC
                    Kuruppu is the clan name of a sub caste of the Naayar, Pillai, Panikkar caste group.
                    Most Malayali settlers did not retain the caste name here. There are a lot here like the various Peruma(l)s, not caste name.

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                Pattali means peasant in Thamizh so when someone states Pattali Katchchci it means peasant’s party. Kurup is a Hindu caste/community in Kerala, associated with the traditional martial arts form Kalari Paiyattu. Hindus in Kerala generally call their father Achchan and Christians, especially the Syrian Christians address their father as Appachan for father, grandfather or an elderly person. Note Kandyan Sinhalese’s term for father Appachi is from this. Generally, Malayalis address their mother as Amma or Amme . It is a Dravidian language and branched off from Middle Thamizh , therefore most of the words have a Thamizh origin.

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                Malayalis were also part of the Thamizh identity a few centuries ago. If not for the British in 1820, making the present-day highly Sanskritised Grantha dialect, now cunningly named Malayalam after the native Chera Thamizh dialect, written in the Tulu based Tilgari script, that was then only spoken by around 10-15% of the population, who largely migrated into Kerala from Tulunadu, but were the rulers and allies of the British East India Company, as the official language of Kerala and banning the native Thamizh Malayalam or Malayalama( Malabar Thamizh) written in Tamil Vatteluthu script that was the mother tongue of 85-90% of native Dravidian masses, the vast majority of the population still would have identified themselves as Thamizh.

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                  When the British changed the official language of Kerala it did not matter as there was no large-scale education for the masses, who still kept on speaking and using their local Malayalam Thamizh dialect and it did not affect them. However in the latter part of the 19Th century or early 20Th century, when mass education came to Kerala. Children were forced to study in this new Gantha Bhasha of the Namboothiri’s and their half-caste offshoots, who ruled the state, now passing off as Malayalam, and there was a language change. Just like what happened in Ireland, Wales, and highland Scotland. English was taught in the local Celtic languages started to die. However, words like Achchan and Achchi, Appu, Appachan are also used by certain Thamizh communities. These are ancient Dravidian Thamizh words, which go out of usage in some areas but are retained in other areas. Like the classical Thamizh word for mother and father Thai and Thanthai is now hardly used in Thamizh but still commonly used in Kannada. Thamizh now tends to use Amma Appa.

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          SJ,
          It is not a matter whether I agree or disagree about the divisive policy of the political parties, there is nothing new about divisive policy for more than seven decades in this island. I am not criticising NF’s text or statement about CVs statement. It is applicable to you as well just criticising others as well.
          Sunil,
          I sorry I am not so fluent in Sinhala to understand what is in the youtube. So no comment on it.

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            Try hard, and you may come up with a solution.

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              I know what your solution is now!

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                Very good.
                Preserve your secret unless you want to make people laugh.

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            Ajith and SJ,
            It is high-flown Sinhalese – there are many Sinhalese words I have not heard before!

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        Ajith,

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/why-president-mahinda-rajapaksa-should-have-heeded-the-island/

        nimal fernando / November 22, 2016

        “I do not believe in the purity of race. It’s crazy to think that purity of “race” will be maintained when you put hot blooded men and women in a small island – I think of myself as a small speck of humanity floating in a vast universe.

        But one has to admit there are distinct camps/teams (cricket, if you will) that we have picked – some through birth and other by choice – and fight for. All the people in the “Sinhalese” camp/team may not be Sinhalese – Bandaranayakes, Rajapakses ….. – and vice versa with regards to the Tamils.”

        “The only way Sri Lanka can go forward is, not by everyone going in to their respective corners and fighting for their camp’s/team’s rights but by all citizens getting together and fighting for all the Lankans/citizens rights. It should not be based on race/ethnicity/religion/what-have-you.”



        Also ……… https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sajiths-galle-face-green-rally-live-telecast/

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          Nimal,
          Well said. I fully agree

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          “The only way Sri Lanka can go forward is, not by everyone going in to their respective corners and fighting for their camp’s/team’s rights but by all citizens getting together and fighting for all the Lankans/citizens rights. It should not be based on race/ethnicity/religion/what-have-you.”
          Nf,
          In theory you are absolute right but how can you justify the ethnic cleansing of minorities (Tamils) by the majority (Sinhala) over the decades in the name of country and religion. How long its going to unite all the people or all the Sri lankans get together to fight for all citizens?

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            “how can you justify the ethnic cleansing of minorities (Tamils) by the majority (Sinhala)”

            Ajith,


            I do not justify the discrimination of any person anywhere in the world.

            True, there’s some element of what’s happening to the Palestinians in what has happened to the Tamils in their areas of predominance (I’m chicken to call “their homelands.” ) No doubt, the Tamils and the other minorities feel they are second class citizens in their own country and independence from the majority Sinhalese will solve some of the issues. But third-world “independence” brings on another host of other issues.

            Do you honestly feel/think the Sinhalese are better off than the Tamils in the country today? All they have is an illusion (vista of splendour?) of being better off while having nothing but sand to eat.

            “Third-world independence/liberation” …….. is nothing but abrogating the right/ability to abuse citizens/people from foreigners/outsiders and handing/passing it on to one’s own kind.

            No one has abused my rights in my own country more than my own Sinhalese!

            Am I supposed to feel happy and thankful?

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              continued

              What sets me apart from many others is ……… at least I know what I’m not ………. a raving bloody masochist!

              Like many other Sinhalese who have “liberated” themselves to live in peace and prosperity among the Christians, I can’t live in my own blooming country! ……….. Am I better off than a Tamil?

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      nimal fernando

      Did you know he was the only Chief Minister who without fail returned the entire Development funds back to the state coffer every year. He refused to carry out any development work in the North, saving a lot of money for the tax payer.

      You should applaud him.

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        At least Douglas Devananda made development of fisheries by dumping buses into sea. It is reported that economically worst province is north followed by east. Tamils are in economic crisis being subjected to embargo for 30 years during war and no effort by government to rebuild the destroyed houses, resettle the displaced and return their lands occupied by security forces. Sumanthiran is not at all concerned about the economic crisis of Tamils, but wants to solve economic crisis faced by country. Who paid for the meeting held in Cinnamon Grand.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
          “Tamils are in economic crisis being subjected to embargo for 30 years during war and no effort by government to rebuild the destroyed houses,…”
          —-
          This is like Nazi Germans blaming allied forces who liberated Germans from Nazis for the destruction caused during the war.
          It was separatist Tamils who declared war against the Government of Sri Lanka and indigenous Sinhalayo and started the war. So, Tamils should take the responsibility for the problems faced by Tamils instead of blaming the Government that eliminated Tamil terrorists and liberated Tamils and Sinhalayo who were the victims of war.

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            Mahindapala, it was Sinhalese who declared war on Tamils in 1956 when Tamil Satyagrahis in Galle face were attacked by government sponsored mobs and when Tamil MPs came to parliament after completing Satyagraha with wounds bandaged, SWRD sarcastically said “Wounds of War”. Does this statement not prove that SWRD considered attacking unarmed people an act of war. It is after years of racial discrimination, state sponsored violence and appropriation of their lands, that Tamil youths took to weapons to safeguard the lives and land of Tamils from Sinhala racism and state terrorism. in 1977 after unleashing riots against Tamils, JR said “If you want war let us have war,my people are saying this”. Is this not clear that who were talking of waging war.

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        “Did you know he was the only Chief Minister who without fail returned the entire Development funds back to the state coffer every year.”


        Geeze Native! ……. when running for president, Sirisena also returned his gasoline vouchers on a political stage with a flourish ……. cameras running ……… :))

        Having not ever voted or lived in Lanka since childhood ……… how come I’m more attuned to Lanka’s pols tricks than you?

        Ye are still a growing boy ……… Native!

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          Some philosophy or political-science dude said ………. the struggles among the people in the world, more than anything, are class struggles.

          In Lanka pols keeps us divided along race, ethnic, religion ……… whatever they can find …….. lines ………

          But if one is capable of looking past all that.


          The struggle in Lanka, is between the political-class …….. and the rest ………….


          Ye are intelligent enough to elaborate it for yourself ………..

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            Native,

            Everything is constantly evolving ………… but looking in the rear-view mirror, we always fight the last decade’s ……… even the last century’s battles. ……… But what’s in store for us in the future?

            I haven’t even walked past a history or an economic class/lecture to overhear; let alone sat in one. …….. But, I try to think for myself with an open mind. A luxury you don’t have (but Buddha initially had): you are Buddhists. Your minds are not free to think.

            We always think, from the point of view, that the world/society is going to stay static (remain as is) for the rest of its existence.

            Look how the world evolved ……… in the not so distant past, the world was ruled by sovereigns/monarchs …….. then the French-revolution happened, which degenerated into an almighty free-for-all …….. from its ashes, Napoleon emerged and restored some order …… to keep people happy and consolidate his power/position (or to become an emperor to keep Joséphine happy?) he started wars all over Europe. The aftermath of that was, the European aristocracy was destroyed and the power was vested in the middle-class of which some evolved into “Capitalists.”

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              continued

              When that dude said, it’s a class struggle, he only envisaged capitalist-class and the working-class and whatever others ………… he never foresaw the political-class we have now: political-families, power transferring within the families ……… from the father to the son ……… brothers ……….

              Bushes, Clintons, Trumps, Trudeaus ……… Senanayakes, Bandaranayakes, Premadasas, Rajapakses …………


              If 6.9 million die of the pandemic ………. and by accident, only you and Old Codger are left as prospective leaders; we might have a chance ……….. then you might insult Old Codger’s love-interest …….. Or Old Codger would want to be an emperor to make you-know-who happy ……… then we are back to square one …….. unity-government gone south ………..

              Such is life …….. Such is the world ………..


              If you have time, read my ramblings where I think where the world is at now …………. https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-secular-state-is-best-for-sri-lanka-marxs-core-propositions-on-religion/comment-page-1/#comments

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          Maybe, that does not mean what he states is accurate, to the point, and the truth. Noticed all Sinhalese however liberal they claim to be, are really racists when it comes to the Tamils. They do not want anything substantial given to the Tamils, get very uncomfortable and agitated if someone speaks about Tamil rights, their ancient history on the island, and their right to self-determination, which the Sinhalese now enjoy.

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            They state history does not matter or who was here earlier but keep on boasting about their own history and the lies and myths to justify their exclusive claim to the island and use it as a tool to marginalize the island’s Tamil speakers( Indigenous, Indian origin and the Tamil Muslims or Moors). Also, the current economic condition of the country only matters but not Tamil rights or justice for them or redress for the horrific war crimes that were committed on them in the name of Sinhalese Buddhism. This is because the economic condition affects them ( also everyone else ) but the rest does not affect them and in fact, they had largely perpetuated it benefitted from it, and enjoyed and do not want it to end. Always keep the Tamil subservient to them and if possible destroy them.

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              They do not or want to realize, that the economic conditions and the country will never improve unless this ethnic issue is resolved and just Tamil rights for all Tamil speakers, not just the indigenous( the history and special status of the indigenous Eelam Tamils should be recognized, as well as their right to their land) but Indian origin and Muslim under a federal set up is granted, where the Tamil speakers are allowed to determine what is best for them in the areas. Not marginalized and their lands forcibly taken by the state under various excuses and government departments like Archeology, Forestry, Mahaveli, land development, and the armed forces and given to outside Sinhalese settlers. to deliberately the demography and make the Tamil speakers, especially the indigenous Eelam Tamils a minority in their own homelands in the north and east.

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          nimal fernando,
          “… when running for president, Sirisena also returned his gasoline vouchers on a political stage with a flourish ……. cameras running ……… :))

          Sirisena returned money meant for using gasoline but Vigneshwaran returned money meant to improve the living condition of Dalits in Yapanaya.

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        Native Vedda,
        “Did you know he was the only Chief Minister who without fail returned the entire Development funds back to the state coffer every year. “
        Hopefully Justice CV may discuss your concern as the nest question here.

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      Nimal Fernando,
      “You play the same divisive politics the Sinhala politicians play…”

      Sinhala politicians do not play divisive politics. They want Tamils and Muslims who were accommodated by indigenous Sinhala Buddhists in their country to accept Sinhale/Sri Lanka as a Unitary State and a Buddhist country and live in harmony with Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.
      Divisive politics was introduced to Sinhale by Brits. Tamil politicians in Yapanaya mastered it and used that for their political survival.
      G.G.Ponnambalam started divisive politics by delivering a racially charged speech at Nawalapitiya in 1939 ridiculing Mahawansha and denigrating the Sinhala-Buddhist culture, its history and the people. Vigi is following his footsteps.

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        “Sinhala politicians do not play divisive politics.”
        EE,
        How come that there has been post-election violence only in the South?

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    One country one law only for RAJAPAKSAS FAMILY.Once the case against BASIL MALWANA PLACE Which will be dismissed soon they do not need any courts or rule of law in srilanaka.ALL MOST ALL JUDGED DO NOT NEED TO GO THROUGH LAW VOLUMES.ATTORNEY GENERAL SIVA SAKILI RAJAPANTHAM RATNAM WILL SEND A NOTE TO JAUDGES AS TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.ONE FAMILY ONE RULE.

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      paragon,
      “ATTORNEY GENERAL SIVA SAKILI RAJAPANTHAM RATNAM”

      Isn’t he a Tamil?

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    /*
    The Tamils have a long history of over 3000 years, speak an ancient language, have determinable homelands, follow religions and cultures different from the majority Sinhalese whose language came into being only around the 6th or 7th century AD.
    */
    So here is the thing. The island has a pilgrim trail known as the අටමස්ථාන (8 locations). They are as follows.

    https://youtu.be/TraIa_41dV4

    The location where the Gothama Buddha was born, where he conducted the first sermon etc are all included in the 8 places. Tamils like you occupy these areas now not becuase you have a homeland. Tamils have been settled there deliberarly to cover-up the Buddhist history of these lands. You are a victim of an international conspiracy.

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      Jambu,
      What C.V.Wigneswaran said regarding the Tamils are correct. In the 3rd century AD, Sri Lankan Buddhists came to the point of wanting a separate language for Buddhism. A group of monks are invited from Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) to create a new language. They were all Tamils but proficient in many languages. The group of monks mixed “Pali, Tamil, Sanskrit” and began to design a different language. They named the language “Sinhala”. They designed and completed the Sinhala language for about 400 years. All Sri Lankans who converted to Buddhism adopted Sinhala as their mother tongue. Hindus adopted Tamil as their mother tongue. Today, more than 60 percent of the population identified as Sinhalese are of Tamil descent. For that reason, the Global Genetic Survey states that 55 percent of the genetics of Sri Lankan Tamils are compatible with that of Sinhalese. There is a Sinhalese population called Salegama, who make up about 20 percent of the Sinhalese population (according to the report of this population). These are the people who came to Sri Lanka from Sally village in Tamil Nadu. When they converted to Buddhism, they adopted Sinhala as their mother tongue and became Sinhalese. Many Tamils like Salegamah became Sinhalese. Many tribes like Cholankaratchi, Vanniyaratchi, Karava, Thurava, Kovi have become Sinhalese.

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        AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM.
        “Today, more than 60 percent of the population identified as Sinhalese are of Tamil descent.

        BS from a guy who has no idea about the history of indigenous Sinhalayo in Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.

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          Eagle Thaatha, please listen to this beautiful Thamizh love song and sing this to your Thamizh wife, when she visits you at the aged care home. Love is better than hate.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWlsbVfEnII

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          Eagle Eye,
          The Bandaranaike dynasty that ruled Sri Lanka is a dynasty derived from the Tamil dynasty “Neelapperumal”. It is also recorded in the Parliamentary Genealogical Note. J.R. Jayawardena’s lineage also has a Tamil lineage tradition. Their dynasty begins with Thampi Mudaliar. The histories are very deep. No level of society can be changed by those who do not know history.

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            Thampi, Thampu( Thampoe), Thambar, the latter two still used as family names amongst Jaffna Thamizh are all shortened forms of the ancient Thamizh title for the lord ” Thampiran or Thambiran ” Still commonly used in Kerala for a big landowner. The first book to be printed in an Indian language was in Malabar Tamul or MalayalaThamizh by the Portuguese in the late 1578 and it was called Thampiran Vannakam ( also known as Doctrina Christam en Lingua Malabar Tamul ). A Catholic Catechism. At Quilon in Kerala. This was when Kerala was still speaking Thamizh or their version of Thamizh. Malabar Thamizh or Malayalama. Thampi is a sub-caste of the Nairs in Kerala. The common Muslim name Thampi or Thambi is also derived from this root. Thampiran or Thambiran meaning my lord. Now a word commonly used largely by Malayali and some Thamizh Christians to address Lord Jesus Christ. Just trivia.

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        You are correct. The original Sinhalese have descended from converted native Tamil Dravidian Buddhist tribes largely Yakka and some Naga mixed with some immigrants from North East India. This North-East Indian migration was minor and did not create the Sinhalese, they came and got assimilated into the local population, this is why even Sri Lankan Tamils have a 55% DNA compatible with the original Sinhalese and are the closest to the Kandyan Sinhalese, especially the ones from Purana villages. They also share 30% DNA with Bengali. In fact higher than the 25% DNA that the present-day Sinhalese share with North Indians, despite claiming a North Indian origin, as most of the present-day Sinhalese like the Salagama, Karawa, Durawa, Hunu, Hali, Berewa, and many other castes are all descended from South Indian immigrants who migrated to the island a few centuries ago, from then Tamil Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Many of the Sinhalese ruling upper castes and aristocrats, especially from the Kandyan areas are of South Indian descent. Tamil or Telugu origin Tamil Naickers from Madurai and Thanjavur. The higher you go in Kandyan society the more Tamil you are. Just like many of the British aristocrats and royals during the early 1900s were German.

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          The Sinhalese language evolved with the native Tamil or Tamil dialect getting mixed up with the Pali and Sanskrit of Buddhism and as you stated was deliberately encouraged to create a separate identity for the converted Tamil Buddhists on the island, in order to protect Buddhism on the island when it was disappearing in the rest of India. In the north and east of the island the ancient Tamil largely Naga Dravidian tribes did not convert to Buddhism on a large scale or converted and reconverted back to Hinduism like the rest of India, therefore retaining their ancient Tamil identity. Invasions and proximity to Tamil South India strengthened this identity. Later when Tamil kingdoms and chiefdoms formed in the north and east of the island it protected this ancient Tamil identity in this region now under great threat after independence due to state-sponsored Sinhalese racism

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          “You are correct. The original Sinhalese have descended from converted native Tamil Dravidian Buddhist tribes largely Yakka and some Naga mixed with some immigrants from North East India.”
          This is a masterpiece of anthropological fiction!
          You forgot something: the ‘low caste’ bit of your standard narrative.

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            Yes, as per you every other Thamizh comment is incorrect other than yours. As you are all-knowing and superior to the rest of us and we need to be disciplined and corrected by you. Until as usual you are proved wrong and slink away as usual with your tail between your legs. A self-hating Thamizh who defends every Chingkalla racist and Muslim opportunist and find all their comments enjoyable and accurate.

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              There are only a few Tamils who indulge in such parochial nonsense like the three headed creature and one or two others.
              I make mistakes, but I am sorry that I cannot make any to your delight.

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        “In the 3rd century AD, Sri Lankan Buddhists came to the point of wanting a separate language for Buddhism. A group of monks are invited from Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) to create a new language. They were all Tamils but proficient in many languages.”
        AR, you are a gold mine for historical fiction. Do you dig during the day or night?

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          “AR, you are a gold mine for historical fiction. Do you dig during the day or night? “
          Moda Sadampi Savam,
          Gold mine doesn’t dig itself day or night unlike you the Gold Dougie of Private Label Deva Badu, dig yourself day and night, by the hallucination posses you relentlessly hammer out you.
          Even if you are posses that much, try hard, because still there is some space to be meaningful.

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    I think when it comes to politics, our SL Tamils are the most Childish and clueless of all.
    You all just can’t seem wait to pick a decent time to drive home your point. You don’t seem to understand the dynamics of SL politics at all.
    You couldn’t have chosen a worst time to run to Modi for help.
    What the hell is he going to do?
    This is the time you could have waited patiently and seen sided with the guys who are going to kick the Rajapaksas out first.
    Anyone will be better than the Mara clan for you, then on the basis of a political win, you can bargain for what you want.
    Now you ran to Modi, the Rajapaksas will use that to shore up Sinhala sentiments and try to make you the Tamils the bad guys for looking for external help.
    The whole race sentiment will play out again. Worst of all Modi cannot do anything, you just threw a dud on the table.
    How unfortunate. You all think you got it all, but sadly you are so clueless that you are always left holding the short end of the stick.
    What is wrong with you people, don’t you have thinkers amongst you all?
    It is incomprehensible to see a ethnic group fall face flat over and over.

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      Monkey touch
      “What is wrong with you people, don’t you have thinkers amongst you all?”
      They are cleverer than stinking dumb fucks like you.

      Soma

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        soman

        “They are cleverer than stinking dumb fucks like you.”

        I am really glad to hear this good news though surprised.
        Could you name them and provide us with their profile or a list of their contribution.

        Hope the list does not contain Gnanasara, HLD M, Wimal, Gota, Kamala Gunaratne, Udaya, …………… Elle, Ambitya, ….. Fonseka, ….

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        Soma
        .
        Aha there you go again getting fired up like a Rabid dog.
        I can see the foam falling off the sides of your mouth.
        .
        There is no need to panic just because a letter has been written to Modi, he is not coming to dictate anything.
        .
        Unwanted excitement will only draw you closer to the grave. Tic toc tic toc tic toc…

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          HT
          “Unwanted excitement will only draw you closer to the grave.”
          Good advice, but it applies more urgently to several others.
          *
          I think that CT should prominently display it under its banner, the way it is done on cigarette packets.

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          Monkey touch
          Who panicked when you forgot your shit bucket carrying past and called me ‘dumb fuck’and asked me to get out of your lane.
          You stinky bastard have forgotten that there are no reserved lanes for swollen headed sobs like you here and I told you how to get there where you have them. Remember,?

          Soma

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        Showing your true racist Sinhalese Buddhist colours. They say scratch a Sinhalese and outcomes the anti-Tamil venom. It is true in your case.

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          R25
          You know well what venom spills when you are scratched.
          People living in g**** h***** etc…

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      Similarly, I think Chingkallams including you are very racist as well as very childish suffering from a lot of inferiority and minority complex, despite being the majority and creating all these problems. It is they and their racism that are the root cause of all these problems that have arisen and including the 30-year-old war. Not the Muslims, not the LTTE not the TULF, TNA, or Vigneswaran, who is stating the truth and the facts and Chingkallams do not like this, including the ones who state they are very liberal and have lots of inhuman touches. They have been so brainwashed by the Mahavamsa myth that they cannot acknowledge or do not want to acknowledge the truth, about the ancient Thamizh history on the island and the Thamizh right to their land and to rule themselves in dignity. Using the golden opportunity that the British gave them, they want the entire island for the Chingkallas and to destroy the Thamizh. This is the reason they do not want federalism and sec 13a or want to hear or acknowledge the real Thamizh Dravidian origin of the vast majority of the Chingkallams and the actual origin of the Chingkalla language and attack anyone, especially a Thamizh who dares to state the truth.

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      It is irrelevant what you think but the fact is Tamils are facing human rights abuse marginalization and war crimes in their own land where they had lived and ruled for thousands of years, at the hands of the Sinhalese states, thanks to Britain. Tamils and the Tamil areas are the ones facing more of the food shortage and economic pain than the Sinhalese, as all Sinhalese-led governments since independence have always looked after the Sinhalese first. As Tamils we want our land dignity and sovereignty back and who are you to decide what we want and what we need. Typical Sinhalese racist

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      “What is wrong with you people, don’t you have thinkers amongst you all?”
      *
      HT, if one limits the search to CT, you may prove right.
      The problem is narrow nationalist attitude. Nationalism invariably forbids open minds.
      Be one a Tamil or a Sinhala or a Muslim narrow nationalist, he/she denies himself/herself the ability to see problems from another point of view.

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    The new draft Constitution is a calculated move by Sri Lanka to scrap the operation of the 13th Amendment which highlighted the nucleus of the right of self-determination of the Tamil speaking people of the North and East as well as to keep India out of Sri Lankan domestic affairs. But when the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed between India & Sri Lanka, it is binding for all purposes and cannot be abrogated unilaterally. It signalled a great achievement of the diplomacy of G.Parthasarathy on behalf India. India taught Sri Lanka that a Constitution should be a living document and not a bulletin. It is meaningless to call that the Provincial Councils have not achieved their desired results without giving its powers and allocating the due funds to which they are entitled. The Provincial Councils can at least prevent injustices caused to the Tamil community as well as other crimes that are happening today, if they are empowered and what have the Sri Lanka’s ruling politicians lost in empowering it. It will also remain as a checkmate to the threats caused by China.

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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM.
      “Today, more than 60 percent of the population identified as Sinhalese are of Tamil descent.

      BS from a guy who has no idea about the history of indigenous Sinhalayo in Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.

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    While agreeing to most of what’s written here, we must not forget that Chief Minister Wigneswaran did not even use the money given to his PC for any development work. He is part of the FAILED PCSs.

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    TNA is seeking a political solution for Hindu Christian community in Jaffna.
    .
    India should not get involved in divisions among Tamils on religious and date of arrival grounds and demand TNA that any ‘solution’ they propose should encompass at least 90% of Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival.
    .
    If India does intend to get involved they should undertake to treat both parties equally and ensure that a potential Rohingya problem will not be left behind.
    .
    India should understand that Tamil political class who are agitating for self determination for Hindu/Christian community in Jaffna have two options :
    A separate Homeland for all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island
    OR
    the right to live anywhere as at present.
    and DEFINITELY NOT BOTH.

    Soma

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      Soma,
      India will not listen to you or your Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentalist only Sri Lanka. This island is now not your Sinhalese. It is governed by India. Even though you are one of the arrivals of India, you have no say in this island or in India.

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        Cheers!

        Soma

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        “Even though … you have no say in this island or in India.”
        A, do you?

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          SJ
          They had their say when Sun God was alive.

          Soma

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            Sorry S
            Nobody had a say at the time except the boss.

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          SJ,
          No, I don’t. Do you have?

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            A
            I have as much say as any ordinary citizen has in any country.

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    Dear Hon. Wigneswaran
    Yes it’s sounds good. But where is the carrot for India ONE ASKS?

    Sri-Lankan political parties thrive on double game. They pretend to support one bloc to another for cheap and short term benefits and loose the plot in the long term.
    They pit west vs socialists etc.
    What we need a Lee Kuwan for Sri-Lanka
    Who would bite the bullet and delever the goods.
    Modiji has his internal problems. He is is good man but his cabinet is rotten
    To start with Shaw is a sheer opportunist. See how he side lined Subramaniam Swamy a brilliant economist and a true patriot

    Yes the Tamils or the whole of the minority groups should have a common agenda to demand same citizinary rights as the majority.

    ONE COUNTRY ONE RIGHT SHOULD BE THE MANTRA. NO SECOND OR THIRD CLASS CITIZENSHIP STATUS

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      “But where is the carrot for India ONE ASKS?”
      RN, the carrot has been there on offer or very long. So they may have not bothered to re-offer it.
      But Sumanthiran has offered it more than once namely that they will not let the Chinese set foot in the N&E.
      Interstingly he avoided involvement with the petition to Modi, as did Mano G, Gajendrakumar P Rauf H, and several others. Do you think that it was because the carrot was not mentioned.
      Or is it because the carrot has passed its sell by date since the Chinese ambassador had a happy holiday in Jaffna recently.

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        SJ
        That Sumanthiran was not involved in this is news to me.
        What percentage of Tamil speaking people are represented in this?

        Soma

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        Dear SJ
        Our parasites are the worst . They are so self-centred and shamless human beings.
        Why can’t the old man rest in peace
        I have nothing to add other than to say ” we are where are is ” due to these good for nothing people
        Don’t blame the sinhalese people
        They are by and large very kind hearted souls in my experience

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          RN
          I wish that there were a few more sane Tamil voices like yours here.

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        SJ,
        “But Sumanthiran has offered it more than once namely that they will not let the Chinese set foot in the N&E.”

        Do Tamils or Sumanthiran own N&E of this country?

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          EE, do not ask me.
          Tamils seem to have welcomed the Chinese wherever they went.
          No black flags for them for certain.
          Sadly I cannot say that for Sumanthiran, even when he had said the right thing.

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      R.N.
      I fear full implementation of 13A with land and police powers to Sinhala majority provinces will reduce those Tamils (Tamil speaking people) presently living there to second class status.

      Soma

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    Dear Justice C. V. Wigneswaran MP,
    .
    I’m glad to see this openness from you. Your theme here is the need to retain the Provincial Councils, and I understand your point of view. It is true that Tamil speakers are in many senses second class citizens in Lanka. This time I have read you entire article.
    .
    When you wrote your earlier article I was initially careless, but then apologised.
    .
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/our-beloved-president-wants-us-to-forget-our-people/
    .
    Quite apart from what many racist Sinhalese are saying about proposed devolution to Tamil areas, most of us see these Councils as redundancies, adding to the political bureaucracy which saps the economy, etc. Please try to keep us in the South also in mind.
    .
    As for ridiculous talk about who came first, I have concluded from this review of Professor Indrapala’s book that we should be teaching History on the lines suggested by him.
    .
    https://tamilnation.org/books/eelam/indrapala
    .
    I have not had access to his book, but for me, a layman, that summary is sufficient.
    .
    Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela

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      Sinhala man
      After Thalaivar these guys are now talking history to bamboozle the Sinhalese, mislead India, brainwash their next generation for another fight and most cunningly TO TAKE THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE ‘E X I S T I N G’ DEMOGRAPHIC. DISTRIBUTION.

      Soma

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    Self determination as North and East separately or Northeast as one unit?

    Soma

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      What if majority in one is not interested?

      Soma

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        Soma what justice is it when Sinhalese most of whom are there less than 100 years and Muslims all of whom are there less than 400 years stand in the way of Tamils who have archaeological proof of residence in eastern province for 2000 years. Legitimate owners of east are Veddhas who on the coastal areas have become Tamilized and who in interior areas have become Sinhalized. If merger of north and east is unfair to Muslims and Sinhalese, non merger is unfair to Tamils and I have suggested a way out. Redraw the boundary by removing revenue districts of Padiyatalawa, Mahaoya, Inginiyagala, Amparai and Lahugala from Amparai district and link them to UVA province, and Gomarankadawela AGA division from Trincomalee and link it to North Central province and link the rest of east to north. For loss of land, remove coastal Puttalam area called Demala Hatpattu, and cradle of Dravidian civilization from north western province and link to north. Grant a sub unit under this merged areas to Muslims like Pondichery non contiguous model.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
          “Tamils who have archaeological proof of residence in eastern province for 2000 years.”

          May be according to the manufactured history presented in Vaddukkodai Resolution prepared by separatist Tamil politicians to justify their bogus claim ‘Traditional Homeland’.

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          Soma and 99% of the Sinhalese know what you state makes sense but will not like this, as their aim is the whole island for the Sinhalese, especially the Sinhalese Buddhists. In my opinion, Soma is very diabolic. lots of pretend concern for the Tamils but read carefully through the lines full of anti-Tamil venom.

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    Mr. Wigneswaran
    My Sinhala friends say we don’t want Tamils ( Tamil speaking people) living in Sinhala majority provinces.
    How should I respond to them?

    Soma

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      Dear Soma
      What’s your take on the same question?. The CT readers are interest to know your candid view
      It’s pointless and worthless to be thorn all the time
      Please show abit of Rose
      Don’t be a pessimist all the time.
      Its not good for your wellbeing is my sincere advise

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        Dear Ratnam
        I am taking Ealamists further along their own logic.

        Soma

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          OK it’s a free world
          I respect your views, though its not palatable it shouldn’t prejudice your argument
          No issues Soma
          RN

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          soman

          “I am taking Ealamists further along their own logic.”

          It appears you too want to end up in Mullivaaikkal?
          Maybe Kalyani river?
          Death wish perhaps.

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      soman

      “My Sinhala friends say we don’t want Tamils ( Tamil speaking people) living in Sinhala majority provinces.”

      If true(?) then your Sinhala(/Buddhist) friends should catch the next Kallthonie and go back to South India where the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has already allocated a lot of funds for refugees from Sri Lanka. Please refer to The New Indian Express 27th August 2021:

      CM Stalin announces Rs 317 crore package for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees
      Making a suo motu statement under Rule 110, the Chief Minister said his government would ensure decent and better livelihood opportunities for the Lankan Tamil refugees.
      https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/aug/27/cm-stalin-announces-rs-317

      Don’t worry CM Stalin knows the Sinhalese share the same DNA with Tamils.

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      Tell them that this is still a free country

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        SJ
        Hope it will remain so.
        I advise my Tamil brothers and sisters to retain the option of right to live anywhere though I advise my Sinhala counterparts to agree for the Tamil wish for a separate Homeland.
        A very difficult choice for genuine Tamils baring hypocritical humbug.

        Soma

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          soman

          “Hope it will remain so.”

          No not for ever, since 1948 most liberal ideals have been removed or reversed by Anagarika’s illegitimate children. Final nail may.

          “I advise my Tamil brothers and sisters to retain the option of right to live anywhere though I advise my Sinhala counterparts to agree for the Tamil wish for a separate Homeland.”

          My advise to Sinhala and Tamil speaking people (united by their gene, divided by their stupid brain) is that they do not have a future in this island, catch the next boat back to their ancestral homeland.

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    The link given by our Sinhala-Man above relating to Dr.Indrapala is a must read for all those reflecting on our eternal political issue- The Sinhala Tamil conflict.
    The line quoted below from the book of Dr.Indrapala is very much valid in the present context.
    ……………………..Anyone turning such a fascinating story of interaction in a hospitable island with an exceptionally long record of Human habitation into a woeful tale of communal conflict and confrontation is surely misinterpreting history fro whatever purposes it be………………..

    The purpose of-course is to divert attention and hang on to power! is my take on this issue.

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    soman

    “My Sinhala friends say we don’t want Tamils ( Tamil speaking people) living in Sinhala majority provinces.”

    If true(?) then your Sinhala(/Buddhist) friends should catch the next Kallthonie and go back to South India where the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has already allocated a lot of funds for refugees from Sri Lanka. Please refer to The New Indian Express 27th August 2021:

    CM Stalin announces Rs 317 crore package for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees
    Making a suo motu statement under Rule 110, the Chief Minister said his government would ensure decent and better livelihood opportunities for the Lankan Tamil refugees.
    https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/aug/27/cm-stalin-announces-rs-317

    Don’t worry CM Stalin knows the Sinhalese share the same DNA with Tamils.

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    The seven parties never bothered to accuse/condemn India for supporting Srilanka with regard to the war against the Tamils, resulting in the death of lacks of innocent people. If not for India, Srilanaka would never have won the war. India always plays a double game. That is why they are soft peddling the issue of war crimes committed by Srilanka with the supported of India. Even to day Mody doesn’t love the Tamils but they hate the Chinese more than the Tamils and fear them too. That is why India is showing carrot to the Tamil politicians, but will never allow them to bite it.
    FROM THE PEACE KEEPING FORCE TO THE WAR PROMOTING FORCE THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME.

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      KV
      India knows that there is bugger all that any Tamil politician can do to kill Chinese influence in the country.
      Sumanthiran went on overdrive and declared in the US that they will not allow China a footprint in the N&E.
      Not long after, the Chinese ambassador visited Jaffna, worshipped at Nallur (shirt off), made a token gift to the rebuilt library with offer for more, offered fishers aid to develop their trade, and even had a long boat ride in the direction of India and laughingly said that Jaffna is not part of a country lying to its north.
      *
      There is the kuRaL
      யாகாவா ராயினும் நாகாக்க காவாக்கால்
      சோகாப்பர் சொல்லிழுக்குப் பட்டு
      (One should guard one’s tongue even if none else, for otherwise one will be sorrowed by faulty speech.)
      *
      India makes its choices in dealing with China and why is the TNA getting sucked in?

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        SJ

        “Sumanthiran went on overdrive and declared in the US that they will not allow China a footprint in the N&E.”

        Sumathiran on several occasions told local media TNA would not allow China a foothold in the North East, as well in once in the parliament. There are things happening elsewhere too. You were only aware about his declaration in the US. Wake up.

        Therefore beware:

        யாகாவா ராயினும் நாகாக்க காவாக்கால்
        சோகாப்பர் சொல்லிழுக்குப் பட்டு
        (One should guard one’s tongue even if none else, for otherwise one will be sorrowed by faulty speech.)

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        SJ

        “Not long after, the Chinese ambassador visited Jaffna, ……………………..of India and laughingly said that Jaffna is not part of a country lying to its north.”

        Don’t you love it?
        Reminiscing the whole two days event.
        Well you might get a job as ….. .. his …. carrier.
        You will enjoy it too.

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          I am just amused that an arrogant declaration bit the dust so fast.
          *
          Polishing that glass ball may help — no guarantee though.

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      Kanapathy Varunan

      “That is why they are soft peddling the issue of war crimes committed by Srilanka with the supported of India. “

      VP won the war for Mahinda, with some support from Hindia and Uncle Sam.
      Had Hindia fought the war against LTTE it would have simply been a walk over for VP as in 1991. VP won the 4th largest Army in the world then. You should be blaming VP for prolonging the war.

      LTTE had already lost the war when on May 14, 1985 VP sent his goons to carry out a massacre at Anuradhapura Bus Station and at the Sri Maha Bodhi shrine. Innocent people were killed.

      Actually I can’t remember anything VP did that promoted Tamil speaking people’s legitimate struggle, restoring their democratic rights.

      “Even to day Mody doesn’t love the Tamils but they hate the Chinese more than the Tamils and fear them too.”

      Do the Tamils love anyone else?
      Do the Tamils respect anyone?

      Do the political Tamils have any genuine friends in HIGH PLACES?
      Do they have collective vision, road map to achieve it, ……
      The Tamils must soon start stock taking.
      Some of your Patriotic Tamils still believe they have a huge armed forces therefore Sambandan should use it to establish Tamil Eelam tomorrow.

      Like our friend soman you too have to grow up.

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        NV
        Will my ability to see the truth in the face fade when I grow up?
        Will my ability to sense Tamil hypocrisy from 100 miles fade when I grow up?

        Soma

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          soman

          “Will my ability to see the truth in the face fade when I grow up?”

          Nopes.
          When you grow up you will feel good about yourself.
          You will stop being a paranoid Sinhala/Buddhist racist bull s***tter having good chance of becoming a good Sinhalese or converting to Buddhism.

          “Will my ability to sense Tamil hypocrisy from 100 miles fade when I grow up?”

          Nopes.
          Instead you will stop asking stupid questions. You will also stop carrying Gota’s …… ….

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      Sadly I have to agree with you

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        I mean KV

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    “This time too, the Sinhala majority Government will carry through a constitution inimical to the interests of the Tamil speaking of the North and East without recognizing their right to internal self-determination.”
    —-
    Most certainly. People who came to Yapanaya from Hindusthan as invaders and coolies after 13th century are not entitled to claim self-determination in Sinhale.

    Before Dravidians occupied North and East of Sinhale, indigenous Sinhalayo inhabited North and East for thousands of years and had their first Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa in NE. These Kingdoms were destroyed by Dravida invaders.

    Manufactured history presented in Vaddukkodei Resolution cannot change the true history of indigenous Sinhalayo.

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    History is for our understanding of the various civilizations. Extending and extrapolating it to resolve / settle our present day issues will lead to perennial misery, to all of us. The World is moving on; We too have to.
    .
    Both communities in our beloved land are backed by sufficient history to be eligible for equal status. We need not delve into too much of the past.
    .
    It is with this belief in mind that our leaders agreed to be under one roof, when the Britishers left our shores. We messed up in running our own affairs.
    .
    Artificial manipulation of demography / history to suit a particular community over the other is the root cause of our current situation.
    .
    We ceased to embrace members of our fellow community. It is that that has brought us the present predicament. Sooner we learn to accept each other in good faith, the better for all of us.

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      “It is with this belief in mind that our leaders agreed to be under one roof, when the Britishers left our shores. We messed up in running our own affairs.”
      *
      Check with the Tamil leaders of the time, and check on what they had to say about the Soulbury Constitution.
      Did “we” together deprive the plantation workers of their citizenship?
      We cannot live by pretense.

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    Kanapathy Varunan

    “That is why they are soft peddling the issue of war crimes committed by Srilanka with the supported of India. “

    VP won the war for Mahinda, with some support from Hindia and Uncle Sam.
    Had Hindia fought the war against LTTE it would have simply been a walk over for VP as in 1991. VP won the 4th largest Army in the world then. You should be blaming VP for prolonging the war.

    LTTE had already lost the war when on May 14, 1985 VP sent his goons to carry out a massacre at Anuradhapura Bus Station and at the Sri Maha Bodhi shrine. Innocent people were killed.

    Actually I can’t remember anything VP did that promoted Tamil speaking people’s legitimate struggle, restoring their democratic rights.

    “Even to day Mody doesn’t love the Tamils but they hate the Chinese more than the Tamils and fear them too.”

    Do the Tamils love anyone else?
    Do the Tamils respect anyone?

    Do the political Tamils have any genuine friends in HIGH PLACES?
    Do they have collective vision, road map to achieve it, ……
    The Tamils must soon start stock taking.
    Some of your Patriotic Tamils still believe they have a huge armed forces therefore Sambandan should use it to establish Tamil Eelam tomorrow.

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    SJ

    “Not long after, the Chinese ambassador visited Jaffna, ……………………..of India and laughingly said that Jaffna is not part of a country lying to its north.”

    Don’t you love it?
    Reminiscing the whole two days event.
    Well you might get a job as ….. .. his …. carrier.
    You will enjoy it too.

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      Watch it.
      Your glass ball is overheating.

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        Neat job of defending a pathetic performance.
        Have you got the job as his …. carrier?

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        SJ
        Here is a link for those Tamil humbugs who protested Chinese built wind generators in the North.
        https://youtu.be/ylyubAClZbw

        Soma

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          Soma,
          China is the world’s workshop, even India’s.

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            Old codger
            Is Sumathitharan unaware of that fact?
            Are people in Jaffna boycoting Chinese made mobile phones which should not be charged by power comming from Chinese made generators?
            Only Sri Lankan Tamils are unashamed of displaying this kind of naked hypocrisy.

            Soma

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      NV
      Here is a link for those Tamil humbugs who protested Chinese built wind generators in the North.
      https://youtu.be/ylyubAClZbw

      Soma

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        soman

        While being a poor country (its so poor it couldn’t afford to build their own toilets) why does Hindia look after or support Sri Lanka?

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