19 May, 2024

Blog

Conspiracy There Was, In Enthroning Gota; Not In Dethroning Him!

By Mohamed Harees –

Lukman Harees

History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy” ― Zbigniew Brzezinski

A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that asserts the existence of a conspiracy by powerful and sinister groups, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable. In fact, there are a lot of books that attempt to understand the lure of conspiracy theories and their effect on our lives. The repetition of these conspiracy theories also brings another reward: power. The book by Gota appears to have been well timed, when talks of an impending elections this year in quest of power. The book appears to be more of a lament than matter as analysts point out.

In his book launched recently, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former President of Sri Lanka attributed his dramatic ouster by the ‘Aragalaya’ to a conspiracy hatched by ‘certain foreign and local parties’. In an excerpt from his self-published book, this widely discredited leader attempts to divert public attention away from his sheer inefficiency and failure to hold the flock together for his own downfall towards outside conspiracies hatched to oust him. In his book ,by framing his resignation within the context of geopolitical rivalries, particularly between China and other nations, he challenges prevailing narratives surrounding his departure. He tries to project himself as the champion of the majority community when he writes, “The Sinhalese and especially the Sinhala Buddhists are now once again on the back foot. Buddhist culture, history and traditions are once again a subject of derision […] Politicians are more interested in looking after the minorities in order to get their votes at elections than in ensuring the rights of Sinhalese and the Sinhala Buddhists”.

When we talk of Gota’s book, we  also remember war criminal Blair’s memoir’s in 2010. When Tony Blair called his much-awaited memoirs A Journey, there was public outcry and protest by thousands joining to relegate his book to the crime section in bookshops. Gota writing a book presumably to exonerate himself from the ‘crimes’ and policy blunders he committed also should receive similar responses. He was not dethroned due to a conspiracy; rather he was voted to power thanks to a great conspiracy hatched using anti Muslim hatred and Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism as political tools, in the wider background of Post Easter Sunday terror in Sri Lanka and Islamophobia gaining traction in the world at large.

It was his penchant for unchallenged power and his serious lack of accountability, his ability to listen to real experts on various critical issues and the political opportunism of the Rajapaksas using racism as a tool which led Sri Lanka to disaster and his un-ceremonial exit. Analysts also allude immaturity, megalomania, arrogance and corruption, as well, as the main causes for his ouster. However, his book reiterates his refusal to acknowledge any of these factors of accountability for the nation’s downfall, and continues to attribute his ousting to “conspiratorial forces.”

Sri Lanka, once known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” became a bankrupt state in South Asia. Commentators have asserted a wide range of perspectives about the reasons for its failure. Some blame external forces such as debt and geopolitics, while others point out internal factors such as government mismanagement and inefficiency. These analyses underappreciate another one of the core factors underlying this catastrophe: “familycracy,” or a system of government in which one or several families continuously or by turn hold all the political, economic, social, and military power of a state. Rajapaksa family once controlled 70 % of the State resources. Gota’s cabinet signified this aspect.

Gota was, before his election as President, dubbed as dictator/terminator! Well! It was during his time as Defence Secretary, as de facto head of the military, that Gota allegedly authorised torture, rape, extrajudicial killings, abductions and disappearances of Tamil separatists, journalists and opponents, by his own government-endorsed “death squads”. There has never been any accountability for the tens of thousands of disappearances that occurred in the final throes of the war. One particular case that has haunted Gotabaya was the murder of newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was killed by a death squad said to be acting on Gota’s orders. He was also accused of indulging in large-scale fraud during his time as Defence Secretary, including allegedly taking huge kickbacks from defence deals. MiG-jet fraud was one of them.

Speaking about Gota and books, reminds us of two books referring to him. In fact, a book released in Swedish language, based on journalist Johan Mikaelsson’s experiences, visiting Sri Lanka from 1997 quoted Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Head Ulf Henricsson, describing Gotabaya Rajapaksa as “mentally disturbed and the most awful and unpleasant person” The reason for writing the book, Mikaelsson said, was that impunity is unacceptable. Many journalists got in harm’s way in Sri Lanka. There was also the book, ‘Gota’s War: The Crushing of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka,’ written by C.A. Chandraprema, a journalist with Divaina, which also courted controversy well. Speaking in parliament, TNA’s Sumanthiran, then posed few uncomfortable questions: “Whose war? It says Gota’s War. And the subtitle says the ‘crushing of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka.’ Tamil equals Tiger equals Terrorists. That kind of mindset…you can write a book about the war. That is not what I am taking about. I am talking about the language used. You said Tamil Tiger Terrorists. That mindset will never advance any kind of reconciliation in this country”.

Sri Lanka’s economic and political crises seized headlines around the world. Gota acknowledged that he made mistakes that led to the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. During his disastrous tenure of office, from November 2019 to July 2022, Sri Lanka experienced its worst economic crisis since Independence in 1948. Sugar Scam, fertilizer import ban and Covid vaccination deals were among many such scandals. Holding his government led by a misfit cabinet, responsible for their suffering, people from diverse backgrounds took to the streets in a historic protest along Colombo’s seafront and in several other districts across the island. Even the Supreme Court held that Gota and his team including top officials in his government such as Cabraals, PB Jayasunderas , “demonstrably contributed” to the 2022 economic crisis and “violated public trust”. He also strengthened his powers through 20A amendment in the Constitution. He also misused his Presidential powers to pardon even criminals and also take political and economic decisions to the detriment of the country’s interests.    

However, taking no responsibility for the country’s financial collapse, Gota squarely blames in his book “conspiratorial forces” for his removal from office. The economic collapse has also demonstrated the perils of Sri Lanka’s Executive Presidency, as it vests overwhelming power in the office, which enabled the Rajapaksas to adopt autocratic, dictatorial and inept economic policies.

Charu Lata Hogg, a researcher On Sri Lanka at Chatham House in London in a report in 2019, stated Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s return would be a “step backwards” for justice and accountability. Year 2019 was a pivotal year for Sri Lanka. It was in October 2018 that the constitutional coup was engineered by then President Maithripala Sirisena by ousting then PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa. In April 2019, a major tragedy stuck Sri Lanka when an extremist group later identified as NTJ  launched a series of terror attacks on churches and hotels killing over 250 people, majority of them being worshippers at Easter Sunday services. Although later ‘found out’ to be an engineered project of the Rajapaksa camp to regain power, it was at that time looked like a perfect opportunity for an iron hand to take over the reigns of the government to tackle these security related challenges. It also exacerbated uncertainties and apprehension among many who felt national security and the economy needed to be prioritized. The rhetoric pushed by the Rajapaksa camp and their public relations machinery was able to meet the public appetite for a strong leader, feeding into ethno-nationalism and particular ideologies. Many fake stories were floated like Wanda Kothu, Muslim expansionism as well as Dr Shafi related Wanda Beheth. The stage was thus set for the emergence of a Diyasen Kumaraya. Many theme songs were sung to highlight this factor.

It was in this context, that immediately after Easter Sunday attacks, Gota announced himself as a Presidential candidate, projecting as a strongman who can tackle so called ‘Islamist’ extremism /terrorism. Once the election was called, and Rajapaksa formally launched his campaign, many believed that the past will probably matter little to the majority of voters, while Gota will portrayed himself as the man who can restore stability to a troubled island. Ranil Wickremesinghe too in a way helped Gota to be elected President in 2019, and also helped secure the SLPP a two-thirds majority in Parliament in 2020. In fact, as the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe facing a revolt within the party, refused to hand over all power over to Sajith Premeadasa, to launch the Presidential campaign and stay out of the way, like JRJ did then to pave the way to the populist Premadasa.

Gota announced at the inauguration of his tenure that he was elected by the Sinhala-Buddhist populace and instilled mutual fear among both the majority and the minority communities through his racist and majoritarian policies. Lanka’s current crisis is thus simply the tip of the iceberg: just below the surface is the hydra that is Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism, of which Rajapaksas, specially Mahinda and Gota have been the most virulent proponents, where other communities — notably, Tamils and Muslims — do not belong. Analysts stress Sinhalese-Buddhist nationalism explains why, just one year after independence in 1948, Sri Lanka stripped the citizenship of nearly 1 million Tamils; why Sri Lanka then passed the Sinhala Only Act in 1956 to make Sinhala the only official language; why the police stood by or actively participated in Sinhalese attacks against Tamils in 1956, 1958, and Black July in 1983; why the Constitution affords Buddhism the “foremost place”; why the Jaffna Public Library and its collection of 95,000 ancient Tamil manuscripts was burned to the ground in 1981; and, ultimately, why the majority Sinhalese electorate voted for the Rajapaksas in 2005 and 2019. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was only a symptom of a wider issue. Majority community was taken in for a ride by the opportunistic rulers using this as a power gaining tool.

Postwar years also witnessed the emergence of other extreme nationalist groups in all communities. Ethno-religious violence was witnessed in post war years, with increasing incitement and violence from extreme Sinhala-Buddhist groups including Buddhist clergy targeting both Tamil and Muslim communities, including places of worship and properties, reportedly with State support, evident during the presidencies of Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005–15) and Gotabaya Rajapaksa (2019–22).Racist undertones and sentiments were also evident in commercial, media and professional groups with close ties to the Rajapaksa family and the military; most prominently in the anti-Muslim campaigns in the post war period. Gota also appointed the hate monk Gnanasara as the chair of a controversial ‘One Country One Law’ commission notably to target Muslim personal law while his government began to cremate covid affected Muslim bodies on fake health risk claim, a myth debunked by Who and health experts.   

Under Gota, impunity reined high and rule of law broke down. Many criminals and crooks were set free through Presidential commissions. Laws such as the PTA and the ICCPR Act continued to be in place despite evidence that the PTA has been largely used against both Tamil and Muslim minorities, and the ICCPR Act was weaponized against those critical of Buddhism. Meanwhile, those inciting violence against minorities remain untouched. The contents of the much talked about Easter Sunday attack report was suppressed by Gota which led to many stories about Gota’s ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ involvement in allowing the Easter tragedy to happen. The Channel 4 documentary reinforced this view further.   

It is thus important to realise that the island’s problems did not start (and will not end) with the Rajapaksas. A real reckoning with Sri Lanka’s past and a sustainable political solution that addresses the aspirations of all sections of the population I paramount to ensure the island as a whole will be more stable, prosperous, and peaceful. Also, without a dramatic shift in the thinking of Sinhala-Buddhist populace regarding the conspiracies of the likes of Rajapaksas to use them to gain their ends as well as Sri Lanka’s institutions, Sri Lanka’s history of crisis and conflict will repeat itself. Thanks to Ranil, still Rajapaksas are evading any penal punishment and impunity continues.

In the end, did we though learn lessons about dynastic politics? Did we realise that we cannot let our leaders treat the country like their personal property? Sri Lanka’s tragedy is a lesson to us all. It is painful to see the mess it is now in, brought to its knees by an economic crisis. If at all there is anything to learn from Gota’s book, it is that the Rajapaksas, and Sri Lanka, ended in tragedy. It ended because of their own doing. ‘One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” (Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel).

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 22
    3

    The lack-luster performance of the Yahpalanaya government that was elected in January 2015, made it possible for the Rajapaksas to return to power. This was underlined by then President Mithripala Sirisena sacking Ranil Wickremasinghe who was his ally in 2015, and appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister in 2018.
    .
    That we act as individuals, even when we are part of a crowd, is a truism. What were we saying when that happened? We wanted Ranil back as a matter of principle, but we also hoped there would be democracy within the UNP. I’ve been looking at some comments that we made towards the end of 2018:
    .
    We were not enamored with either Ranil or Sirisena:
    .
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/futa-seriously-alarmed-by-political-crisis-urges-immediate-reconvention-of-parliament/
    .
    Nor was anti-Muslim rioting by Sinhalese even conceivable:
    .
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/honorable-justices-of-the-supreme-court-its-not-a-slogan-make-sri-lanka-sane-again/
    .
    How was Easter 2019 possible without a clever conspiracy?
    .
    Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela (NIC 483111444V)

    • 29
      51

      Go back to sleep ……. it’s 3:37 am in Bandarawela ………… it’ll be best for everyone …….


      “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” —–> Leelage Malli from Columbia-Haus

    • 57
      45

      Panini,
      No more words need to be spent!!??
      Sri Lankans’ Unique Trait and Trademark quality, as if they have been “BRANDED WITH A ‘RED HOT’ IRON Stamp” is their ability to NEVER be ACCOUNTABLE for their actions, IN THEIR LIFETIME, except those considered RIGHT & LAUDABLE and endow them with Benefits!!!???
      Hence, in the absence of ACCOUNTABILITY, they are SIGNIFICANTLY termed as Nationalists and Patriots – because all their bad deeds, due to LACK of ACCOUNTABILITY is WHITE-WASHED or Cleansed, and Considered as People with Purity of Thought, when in Reality, THERE IS NONE TO GARNER, from the INEPT, CONVOLUTEDNESS – except “WILD CUNNINGNESS” – EXUDING in the EXPANSE of the FULL ‘extendable’, DEFINITION of THAT WORD, from each and every pore of their body!!!??? This is the country, of these beloved Natives, which has been THRICE BLESSED and considered Saviour’s of BUDDHISM, doctrine espoused by Prince Siddhartha – Gautama, The Buddha!!!??? Oouch!!!??? MY FOOT!!!???
      ENJOY THE NEXT BOUT!!! Heard by most influential Pohottuwa Party hack, NEXT TIME, instead of FULL-SCALE STARVATION, the Public would be assured of being provided, at least KARAVALLA and BUTH 3 TIMES A DAY!? Some consolation! Who said SMALL MERCIES should be greatly appreciated!?

    • 41
      44

      WHO DID IT?? WHO IS MM??? is the Major, critical question remains unanswered!!!?? Who Resolves!!??

  • 61
    45

    His supporters will believe him and his detractors won’t.

    I observe what happened firsthand: I believe myself.


    He is the biggest and the #1 conspirator to dethrone himself.

    His unbelievable stupidity and incompetence!

    Great competence in shameless lying and deception ……. does not amount to competence in governance.

    When did a Lankan (except Prabakaran – who was forced to accept) ever accept responsibility?


    The usual theme ………. things just happened on their own …….. I’m innocent ……..


    Now, yonder stands a man in this lonely crowd
    A man who swears he’s not to blame
    All day long I hear him shouting so loud
    Just crying out that he’s been framed
    .
    They say everything can be replaced
    They say every distance is not near
    So I remember every face
    Of every man who put me here
    .
    I see my light come shinin’
    From the west down to the east
    Any day now, any day now
    I shall be released


    He wants ……. to be released …… of responsibility!

    • 50
      47

      nimal fernando

      “He is the biggest and the #1 conspirator to dethrone himself.”

      I agree with you.
      Look at your hero Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan how he sacrificed himself to win the war for Rajapaksas and in the process he dethroned himself and died for Rajapaksas’ cause.

      • 44
        44

        Native,

        Rejoice, we are world-class: in the top 20!

        We are #17, my lucky number! …….. Ahead of Saudi Arabia, Colombia and Algeria! …….. https://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/20-largest-armed-forces-in-the-world-ranked-by-active-military-personnel-1272975/

        Look how my hero stumped your hero …… how ol’ VP is destroying the Sinhalese from beyond the grave.

        When is your hero, the great economic wizard, Ranil …….. going to offload the liability? :)))))))

        Native, did you take, even 101 Propaganda?

        Should I pity you ……. or Ranil? :)))

      • 44
        47

        And ironically by esteemed Rajapakse Agents!!???

  • 61
    46

    Hi all,
    Anyone of Significance or Insignificant status, claiming that he/she has been dealt a Bad Blow or Internationally sponsored action to “Bring him or their rule of the Land Down”, exceptionally regains stature as the discriminated Nationalistic Patriot deserving to be restored as Leader of the 2600+ Years old Sinhala Buddhist Civilisation!? Would not be surprised, if he wins next election “HANDS DOWN” – Majority 6.9+ Million! That is the ‘DUMBEST’ state of affairs as far as state of Sri Lanka!!?? No proof or Reason Rationale is required to convince the DUMB!!?? Mere statement, let alone Publications would do the TRICK!!???? Whither Sri Lanka!!!???

  • 63
    20

    Politics is relative, all these people- Mahinda,Chandrika,Gota,Sirisena,Sajith,Basil, Sarath fonseka look good relative to Ranil, a squeamish human being.

    If the UNP had a better person, a man who set better examples all these other characters would have found it hard to shine.

    His father is said to have been a deal maker, Esmund did not care with whom as long as he made money. That was the basic low family value of these Wickramasinghe crowd.

    Now by his low example Ranil is telling the others it does not matter how, the main thing is to come to power. ( no need to get a vote) , then travel the world enjoying the company of leaders who have been elected by their respective nations.

    And also the basic Ranil instinct is -making money is good, but do it through proxies-Mahendran,Aloysious, Ratnayake,

    No wonder all others can beat him at any election. Now 98% of the former UNP are now with Premadasa.

    This sleazy man has reached the end of a fraudulent career.

    In which country will he find refuge to enjoy the money he has hidden away ?

  • 63
    63

    What an accurate and well written article about the Rajapaksas and the state of affairs in the country. [edited out]

    • 55
      63

      PK, but Jester says Gotha was a extraordinarily talented system analyst in LA earning 135 K before he bankrupted the country and fled.Kaputa kak kak kee. ( it’s never a Rajapaksas mistake)

      • 54
        59

        chiv

        “( it’s never a Rajapaksas mistake)”

        It is true it’s not Rajapaksas mistake.
        Look at the series of man made catastrophes in this island since 1948 and tell us who accepted the responsibility for each one of them. Even SJ blissfully defends Banda and his Weeping Widow for all those disasters.

        Douglas Devananda also takes 64 positions (all at the same time) becomes closer to those who create disaster after disaster. Now look at the Northern Fisher Folks who are just-fully demanding their right to preserve their livelihood. Why doesn’t he act for them? As Fisherfolks they kept very close contacts with south Indian counter parts. Now both sides are at each others’ throat.

        While a Tamil is in charge of Fisheries in Sri Lanka some Machiavellies in Sri Lanka and/or in Hindia bent on destroying the ancestral relations among those men and women by some sort of machination.

        Why couldn’t he travel to South India particularly Tamilnadu ( Lester’s ancestral homeland) and deal with Stalin? Instead he continues to create disaster ………………….

        • 49
          58

          Native, only 64 positions ??. Douglas, can go to South India, but not sure whether there are any open cases against him. He says none.

          • 48
            57

            chiv

            “…………… but not sure whether there are any open cases against him.”

            Subramaniyam Swamy invited him in 2018/19. He was able to go to Sultanate of New Delhi but not Tamilnadu.

            I read somewhere something about Choolaimedu incident.

            • 48
              60

              Native , it’s just an excuse. None of these rogues really care. DD may want to continue fishing conflicts so that his vote base is contact. Same way as the guy at the other end.

              • 37
                59

                sorry , so that his vote base is INTACT.

  • 55
    1

    Maniac psychopaths who come to power on the backs of staged disasters against a minority depicted as the enemy are war criminals. People who abuse their power and assume royal and autocratic personas due to their maniacal tendencies are guilty of crimes against humanity. People who make national policy decisions on whim, and on advise from sycophantic acolytes against expert opinion thus destroying the economy are guilty of economic crimes. All these crimes deserve appropriate punishment under existing laws. The sooner these criminals are rounded up and summarily delivered justice, the better for the long-suffering millions of poor people, not to mention the thousands upon thousands who had to die unnecessarily as a direct result of the above crimes.

    • 71
      61

      Lasantha P,

      Rajapakses did what they had to do. If the LTTE had achieved its objective, 1/3 of the island would be a fascist, apartheid entity, meaning you or I would be banned. I don’t know how that place would function with international restrictions and all. Gandhi’s are still very powerful in India. A good parallel is South Korea. A lot of money and other resources are spent on preparing to defend against N. Korea.

      And these Tamil diaspora people who talk about human rights – keep in mind they supported the LTTE for 26 years. LTTE was not a charity.

      • 60
        52

        “And these Tamil diaspora people who talk about human rights – keep in mind they supported the LTTE for 26 years. LTTE was not a charity.”
        .
        Also the money raised from illegal activity like human smuggling, credit card fraud etc. These people were never brought to justice and are still roaming freely while supporting federalist anti Sinhala Buddhist propaganda poisoning the minds of the young generations of Tamils with fake theories and history. They need investigation before any reconciliation or political solution is discussed.

        • 60
          50

          “. These people were never brought to justice and are still roaming freely while supporting federalist anti Sinhala Buddhist propaganda poisoning the minds of the young generations of Tamils with fake theories and history. They need investigation before any reconciliation or political solution is discussed.”

          Correct. This is the real barrier to devolution/federalism. The Tamil Diaspora will take it a sign of weakness and demand more concessions until they achieve a separate state. And who will be there to stop them, Ranil? It’s just like the Taliban taking advantage of Biden. That guy folded like a cheap suit.

        • 38
          60

          “They need investigation before any reconciliation or political solution is discussed.”
          You are absolutely right on the Money!!??
          Similarly, before voting on ‘Election 2024’, to our Favourite Party, we should make sure, the
          People – meaning, The Voters – before CASTING their votes to elect “favourite progressives”, that due Apology is ‘PROFFERED’ with DISPLAYED REMORSE for uncivilised actions 1971, & 1987 /88

      • 49
        57

        Lester,
        How come your usually talkative pal has nothing to say? Perhaps Gota’s claimed Indian support has screwed his world- view?

      • 46
        59

        Lester

        “If the LTTE had achieved its objective, 1/3 of the island would be a fascist, apartheid entity, meaning you or I would be banned.

        Maybe, however hadn’t Aragalaya chased Gota out of office, …….., ……, …… out of Sri Lanka this entire island would have turned into a fully fledged Nazi state (the kind of state the public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala and Vendaruwe Upali of Asgiria dreamt of. According to him, “If They Call You A Hitler, Then Be A Hitler And Build This Country”).

        Remember it was Vellupillai Prabaharan who with the support of Hindians won the war for Mahinda & co. Else people would have been butchered and eaten alive.

        “LTTE was not a charity.”

        If not why would Hindia, Premadasa, Mahinda, the west, …. sought his services at various point in time?

  • 58
    53

    Mohamed Dude, There was a conspiracy BOTH to enthrone and de-throne Gota by the American Deepstate. Delivering system shocks to advance US interests is the name of the Game..
    Gota, remember was a US citizen at the time and could be controlled, Also CIA had 500 page dossiar on Gota’s war crimes.. but he did not deliver fast enough! The ISIS claimed Easter op. was an CIA, Israel, Sauid Op. Remember the Zion church in Batticlao , bombed to gain sympathy for Zionists…
    BTW who set up and funds the Zion Church in Batti?!
    So, he was dethroned to enable puppet Ranil Rajapakse in.
    The US game is : ” heads I win, tails you lose”. All sides, i.e. factions within ALL political parties, are controlled and gamed to de-stabilize the country and get the NATO war machine’s job done!
    Surely you Muslims must know this by now with all the US puppets in the Mideast watching the horror show in Gaza and doing nothing, particularly Egypt’s US puppet Sisi, who should being down the wall and let the staving and dying Palestinians in..
    and then bomb the shit out of Israel…

    • 44
      50

      “Remember the Zion church in Batticlao , bombed to gain sympathy for Zionists…”
      The Zion church was not the initial target. It was when the targetted Catholic church finished service a little too early for the bomber, that the fellow went to the next best he could think of.
      One can tie one’s self in awkward knots when one tries to make every loose wire fit snug into the conspiracy circuit board.

      • 40
        61

        SJ,
        What next from the Princeton alumnus?
        That Israelis are secret Christians?

    • 31
      0

      Dinuk, You say to remember the Zion church bombing in Batti. He missed the meant RC church and tried his hand at bombing what was availble nearby. The bomber that went to St. Theresas met the lane people walking about on the sunday holiday, panicked and went away in a 3wheeler. Missed the Dehiwala church timing and went further to hotel and blew up. The funding did not change. It is unethical to make up our own stories about events.

  • 49
    59

    Chiv: you wrote, Jester says Gotha was a extraordinarily talented system analyst in LA earning 135 K……
    I would say Gotha is extraordinarily talented in sending death squads to anyone who is opposed to him, pardoning dearth row criminals, then appointing them as Chiefs or CEOs of govt enterprises, sending army units to shoot and kill women and children and rape Tamil girls/ladies, getting advise for managing country’s economy from GCE O/L drop outs.
    Seven-eleven wouldn’t have paid him even US$13K/yr, forget about the number you have provided. Does he know/aware of what a computer system analyst? 7-11 doesn’t need a system analyst to operate a gas station teller machine, mind you they are not that stupids unlike the 6.9+ million who voted for him.

    • 47
      63

      Velu , I too was thinking on the same lines. Thanks for confirming.. A dumb a… who couldn’t even hold his position for a year being a system analist is a joke. I suspect Viyathmaga and those psudo religious bigots connived with kapputas together in staging Easter Mayhem. Financed by intellectually bankrupt Viyathmaga, planned by Sally , followed by pre -planned violence against Muslims,
      organized by thug Ganasara lead religious bigots. Kapputas even arranged some of their followers to turn false witnesses to frame Shaffi so much so even postmenopausal women were claiming, they were pregnant.

      • 49
        62

        Viyathmaga mafia recovered their money back through scams. Bigots got what they wanted. But no one expected Gotha to be an incompetent president and impotent fugitive.

    • 47
      58

      Velu

      Are you saying Gota’s appointment of Thadi Priyantha to Geneva was wrong?

      • 44
        62

        NV,
        That’s good. Nothing materialised except hissing Gas Noise!!?? Puswedilla!!??

  • 37
    59

    GOTHAPAIYA WOULD GOT THE BLESSING FROM SEMI GOD(GOAT) GANA ACCA BEFORE RELEASING THIS BOOK.VERY SOON NAMAL BABY ALSO WILL RELEASE A BOOK TO SHOW THAT HE IS NOT INVOLVED IN UNDERHAND FINANCIAL DEALING AND HIS HANDS ARE CLEAN AND WILL RELEASE HIS BOOK AFTER GET THE BLESSING FROM LORD KATHIRGAMAM TEMPLE.

    • 52
      64

      Yes, they all go to get blessings from Thamizh Lord Murugan in Kathirkamam, that has now been converted to a Chingkalla Buddhist temple like the way they are trying their best to convert every ancient Hindu temple in the north and east to a Chingkalla Buddhist place of worship by using the Archeological department as a weapon to create lots of new Jataka stories about ancient Chingkalla civilization in the Thamizh north and east, that even their Mahavamsa fairy tale did not.

      • 52
        64

        The Chingkalla armed forces and Police stationed in the north and east are they to help with this Chingkalizaton and Buddhizitation process and to destroy the livelihood of the local Thamizh there, by using their lands to farm, cultivate, build Buddhist monuments, Viharas (many now called ancient) and open shops, restaurants and tourist hotels. They say they are there to keep law and order, which is biggest joke as everyone know who is behind all the narcotics/drug trade there. Thamizh Lord Murugan is good to go and get blessings from, but Thamizh people are not. This is why most probably their books are not published in Thamizh the mother tongue of 25% of the island as Thamizh people do not matter to them and they do not matter to the Thamizh too.

  • 52
    63

    We have always blamed foreign powers for all our woes, calling them as Western Conspiracy attempts to de-stabilze SL, therefore, GR’s feeble attempt to gain some credibility citing conspiracies, is best described as a joke, which, I am sure, even hard core GR fans would agree, if not, in private. MR is also desperately trying to convince the public that we were on the path to milk & honey during his tenure but it is GR who desperately needs to absolve himself to come out from his home self exile & show his face in public again. If narcissistic Trump can make a comeback spewing racial hatred, GR must have thought why not, but obviously, needed to explain his utter incompetence & stupidity to test the waters.
    Cont.

  • 49
    62

    Cont.
    Sometime ago, Slimy Sirisena’s daughter, had her old man’s biography, probably ghost written by a crony journalist, to glorify his leadership characteristics (or whatever she wanted to imply) So, it seems, the objectives of these ‘memoires’ is to convey non existent characteristics or facts to boost the ego, masking the incompetence but I would be surprised if they top the best sellers in SL. Anybody actually wanting to read them would be for entertainment, certainly not for strategic study purposes.

    It would have been better for GR to return to the US & live in oblivion than living in SL with all that shame but I suppose all the perks & privileges he is entitled to even after bankrupting the country, the joke is on the poor tax payer & he is laughing. Afterall, as an IT consultant in the US, life wouldn’t be that good, even if only a handful being aware of his stupidity. Then again, there are the kickbacks from all those deals to make life sweeter. In that case, wouldn’t life be better in the US, at least, he need not write fiction to convince people, unless, of course, he is innocent of all the charges or dumb enough not to launder the ill gotten wealth effectively. .

    • 54
      63

      I thought he tried his best to return to the USA where he ran away at the beginning during the height of the war and worked at a 7/11 store. However, they refused to restore his residency and was forced to remain here, still fighting to return to USA. Still having a very good life here, after creating chaos and bankrupting the country to Chingkalla Buddhist only paradise

    • 50
      63

      Raj,
      “It would have been better for GR to return to the US & live in oblivion than living in SL with all that shame but I suppose all the perks & privileges he is entitled to …..”
      Gota did give up his US citizenship, unlike Basil. That’s why he was unable to run away to California. Nor was he granted a visa.
      He probably thought his Presidency would cover him in so much glory that he would be a permanent National Hero. What a conceited idiot.

      • 43
        64

        OC, I too was thinking the same. This guy must be the dumbest among Kapputas. He was used by all and left out at the end, to find a place to hide. He then needed Ranil to assure a safety return.

        • 45
          64

          chiv

          “He was used by all and left out at the end, to find a place to hide. He then needed Ranil to assure a safety return.”

          As an intergalactic idiot he still does not know how to value his self, where he belongs to, why he is an idiot, …. what is his future hold, where to park his bump, why he should not seek high profile status, if he is bored he should visit LTTE’s cemetery very often, tidy up areas, ….. Lester, Wimal, Kamala, …. should be told to assist him, …. ………….

  • 72
    73

    The article is quite comedic. Simple minds will enjoy the usual talking points – war crimes, extrajudicial killings, abductions and disappearances – most of which are unproven and unsubstantiated. Ex: no one knows who really killed LW or who gave the orders to execute the white flag buggers. Also, it doesn’t matter if Gotha’s clan robbed $5M or $5B. This is the main point: having eradicated Tamil Tiger terrorism permanently from Sri Lankan soil, the *demographics* of that region do not favor Tamils in the least. They will be overtaken by the Muslims at some point. So the Diaspora, including the beggar in India, can whine indefinitely, but Northern and Eastern Tamils will become demographically obsolete, however long it takes. That will be the final “nail on the coffin” to this separatist rubbish, which was only perpetuated by CBK’s incompetency.

    https://thefederal.com/exclusive/once-in-majority-tamils-reduced-to-minority-in-eastern-sri-lanka/?infinitescroll=1

    • 55
      66

      Hi, Jester, how is your miserable hate ridden life in London. Please listen to these Thamizh Muslims singing beautifully and enjoy. They may be Muslim by religion but they are still Thamizh, by culture and ethnicity especially in the north and east and what makes you think they will want Chingkallam or Chingkalla culture. It was the Muslims in Amparai district who demanded a separate Thamizh speaking district for the 60% Thamizh speakers of Amparai district. They may fight with the Hindu and Christian Thamizh but does not mean they will give up Thamizh, especially in the North and East. Dont worry coastal Trincomalee the city and the heart of the Eastern Province Batticaloa is all predominantly Thamizh. But please enjoy songs
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUmNTr-xBzY
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6pF-uY0VGc
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WexkvTHhsWE
      Please listen and enjoy. Rajapakses love to watch Thamizh movies. You also should. Lester Kunju, Lester Kunju dont worry my racist Kunju,. I will always be there to discipline you. Day by day day by day take your racist thoughts of you and make you nicer happy little Kunju.

      • 65
        54

        Pandi Kutti aka Siva Sankaran aka Rohan (the triple reincarnation),

        It’s all a game to you and Vedda and the supermarket clerk/wannabe doc in India. Do you think the Muslims have forgotten?

        “The LTTE threw grenades into mosques killing around 40 people and slaughtered another more with machetes and guns. Forty-five children were among the victims as were pregnant women and their unborn babies. The LTTE called off the massacre at 8 o’clock when army helicopters arrived.[1] Female LTTE cadres and child soldiers were also involved in this attack.[4]

        Pitchathambi Ishabdeen, a local shopkeeper who survived the massacre recounted the massacre as follows:[1]

        “We saw the Tamil Tigers armed with guns and knives (machetes). I heard them say ‘we will kill everyone and then celebrate in your mosque’… I was lying among six bodies. Lying in their blood.” “

        This is why the LTTE leadership had to be eliminated. They do not abide by any laws, other than law of the jungle. No difference between LTTE and ISIS.

        • 50
          63

          Hello again Jester Kunju. The sad and bad Chingkallam from London, still feeling miserable and down, due to your racist bigoted views and spreading lies and misinformation. Please stop having all these miserable racist thoughts and start having pleasant dreams when you go to sleep and end up having a very happy ending. Dream about me dancing like this and you gyrating. A much happier pursuit. All this racism is making our Lester Kunju a very sad bad boy. Love from the animal world. Or we both can sing a love duet like this, to show Chingkalla Thamizh unity. The racist and the lovely Thamizh piglet. Hope you also look cute like the male singer. AR the very patriotic Thamizh Muslim music producer, who won an Oscar award and spoke in Thamizh.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCyC1LoFzTU
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-4sWVW77tw

          • 49
            63

            Hope Pitchaithambi( what a lovely Thamizh name) the local shopkeeper was aptly compensated for telling his fairy tale, was he also part of the Islamic home guards, that was setup the Sri Lankan state in the east, and heavily armed by them to kill raid loot and ethnically cleanse Thamizh Hindu villages. Strangely after the LTTE attacked their headquarters the Kattankudi Mosque, all their activities stopped.

            • 49
              63

              Yes you, most of the Chingkallams and the Sri Lankan state would love that isn’t it? Deliberately create a rift between the island’s Muslim Thamizh and the Hindu/Christian Thamizh, using various self-serving politicians and individuals from both people and also encouraging the lie/myth of a blanket fake Arab/Western Asian origin for the entire Thamizh Muslim community when in reality other than a few hundred families amongst them, who have distant male Arab ancestor, the rest of them are pure Thamizh Dravidian converts to Islam from South India. Even the ones with the little bit of Arab are or predominant Dravidian Thamizh ancestry. Whilst you Chingkallams and the Sri Lankan state make the Muslim Thamizh and the rest of the Thamizh squabble and kill each other, all in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin, especially in the east, you Chingkallams will sweep down and take over all the Thamizh lands, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, especially in the east. Will be far more difficult in the north with 93% Sri Lankan Thamizh majority and a more than 80% Hindu Majority but east ripe for divide and take over everything.

              • 44
                63

                Indeed, the Muslim ethnic label in Sri Lanka (a religious label in all other countries in the world) is a somewhat empty category, a product of the struggle against its denial, against the counter image that Muslims are none other than Islamic Tamils (for a discussion see Ismail Reference Ismail, Jeganathan and Ismail1995; McGilvray and Raheem Reference McGilvray and Raheem2007). Soon after the 1983 Anti Thamizh pogrom down south. The then President JR Jayawardene sometime in 1984 or 1985 requested his senior minister Mohammed, who ironically is from a family of Thamizh Muslims, who migrated from South India only in the late 19Th century or early 20Th century, to send Muslim thugs and criminal elements to Kalmunai a Muslim majority town in eastern Sri Lanka to deliberately attack create problems and bring about a rift between the local Thamizh and Muslim Thamizh by attacking Thamizh homes and businesses there, as many Muslims in the eastern province were also joining the LTTE and he complied and they were fed and housed there by the local UNP Muslim politicians.

                • 44
                  63

                  The Israeli Mossad was involved with the Sri Lankan state in its dirty way against the Thamizh/LTTE and supplied the Sri Lankan state arms boats ammunition and intelligence, including the settling up of heavily armed Islamic home Guards in the east, to attack Thamizh Hindu villages, to kill, rape loot and ethnically cleanse the native Thamizh population, especially in the Trincomalee( to chase out Thamizh as much as possible from this Thamizh majority district and it worked) and Amparai districts.

                  Indeed, the Muslim ethnic label in Sri Lanka (a religious label in all other countries in the world) is a somewhat empty category, a product of the struggle against its denial, against the counter image that Muslims are none other than Islamic Tamils (for a discussion see Ismail Reference Ismail, Jeganathan and Ismail1995; McGilvray and Raheem Reference McGilvray and Raheem2007). Soon after the 1983 Anti Thamizh pogrom down south.

                  • 42
                    63

                    The then President JR Jayawardene sometime in 1984 or 1985 requested his senior minister Mohammed, who ironically is from a family of Thamizh Muslims, who migrated from South India only in the late 19Th century or early 20Th century, to send Muslim thugs and criminal elements to Kalmunai a Muslim majority town in eastern Sri Lanka to deliberately attack create problems and bring about a rift between the local Thamizh and Muslim Thamizh by attacking Thamizh homes and businesses there, as many Muslims in the eastern province were also joining the LTTE and he complied and they were fed and housed there by the local UNP Muslim politicians

                    The Israeli Mossad was involved with the Sri Lankan state in its dirty way against the Thamizh/LTTE and supplied the Sri Lankan state arms boats ammunition and intelligence, including the settling up of heavily armed Islamic home Guards in the east, to attack Thamizh Hindu villages, to kill, rape loot and ethnically cleanse the native Thamizh population, especially in the Trincomalee( to chase out Thamizh as much as possible from this Thamizh majority district and it worked) and Amparai districts.

                    • 41
                      64

                      Now all these Sri Lankan Muslim and Chingkalla columnists posting one article after another running down Israel and its dirty tactics but kept quiet and were happy to use them when it was used against the island’s Thamizh is the big joke and proves what bunch of hypocrites these people are.

                      Even the Indian intelligence funded Islamic parties in eastern Sri Lanka to create a rift between the Thamizh and the Muslim Thamizh after the LTTE went against them. Like the Chingkalla Sri Lankan state, they wanted the Muslims of Sri Lanka to distance themselves from their actual identity, by radically Islamizing and Arabizing them in order to muddy the waters, deny the native Thamizh and Thamil Vedda in the east who are the real indigenous population there justice and to use them as tool, until the fake Arab Wahhabi/Salafist Islamic monster they created to contain the Thamizh outgrew itself and even started to threaten the same people who encouraged its creation.

            • 64
              69

              More lies. How can Tamils make any claim to a “traditional homeland” when the census data shows there were only about 530K on the island in 1911?

              1911 528,000
              1921 517,300
              1931 598,900
              1946 733,700

              Tamils (excluding Indian) were never a majority in the North and East of the island until the 20th century.

              • 47
                62

                Lester the CONVOLUTER!!??
                Your presentation of statistics, fails because the South Indian Workers to Maintain the Spice Industry and the Indentured labour (who were Tamil, Malayalam or Telugu speaking), who came in Jut before the western Colonial Invasion 16th century, were accounted as Sinhalese, – Karawe, Salagama, Buthgama Castes of the Sri Lankan Sinhalese – because they were predominantly in the Southern part of the Island – Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western Provinces – and assimilated into Sri Lankan Population as Sinhalese, being the language of the inhabitants in those 4 provinces, except the later inflow in 18th Century – Coffee Plantations to Central and Uva, remained retained attached to their original Mother tongue – Tamil!!! If you wish to seek further proof, please refer the History of the ” Sri Lankan Karawas”!!??
                So you will find the Sinhalese population numbers rising exponentially around 1505 -1525!! Not because SINHALESE were FORNICATING MORE SUCCESSFULLY during the “times of Yore”, then something sinister happened, like what the Athana, Methana, Nattana, Rathana, – Death fast on Park Bench in Kurunegala, unsuccessfully try to proclaim and demonstrate in 2019, supported by “Channa, the Winning Sumanas” to increase the voting for our famous “AUTO BIOGRAPHY WRITING”, ‘Run-Away President’!???

                • 44
                  62

                  ALL F–T, Flatulence, WITHOUT producing any material SUBSTANCE (even S–T) of ANY or NO VALUE!!!??? UTTER DISMAY!!??? That was the 6.9 M DELIVERED PRESIDENCY, WITHOUT DOUBT!!??

                  • 42
                    60

                    Mahila Lester is lying. This is from the Sri Lanka Daily Miror the link was first given here by NV.
                    https://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Tamils-have-valid-claim-for-homeland-Prof-Pathmanathan-126359.html

                    • 41
                      61

                      Mahila the Portuguese and the Dutch brought in hundreds of thousands of low caste South Indian Tamil immigrants from what is now largely modern Tamil Nadu but many even from Kerala and southern Andhra. At that time Kerala was still speaking a form of Tamil and most of Southern Andhra Tirupathi, Nellore and many other areas were also Tamil, the Telugus only started to migrate to these areas and flood in from the north, after the British created the Madras presidency and became the majority there. Even in the 1950s, when the state of Andhra was created, most of the lands owned in these areas were by the original Tamil owners, despite the fact the Telugus were now in the majority in these once Tamil areas.

                    • 41
                      63

                      Now coming to these low caste South Indian immigrants imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch, they were never or hardly settled anywhere in the north or east, but were settled in the southern areas like Matara, Galle, Kalutara and most of the southern and western littorals, like you stated to maintain the spice industry and to do menial service work. Their Sinhalised descendants are the Sinhalese Karawa, Salagama, Durawa, Hunu, Bathgama and many other service castes. Now Sinhalese extremists, ironically many descended from these low caste Tamil post 15Th century South Indian immigrants are lying and trying to mislead and state the ancient Tamil population from the north and east are descended from these Tamil immigrants from South India by the Dutch but have no explanation as to the northern Tamil Jaffna kingdom or eastern Vannimai chiefdoms. Most probably these Tamil kings and chiefs were ruling ghosts.

                    • 34
                      48

                      “Now coming to these low caste South Indian immigrants”
                      Can this person be cured of his obsession?

                    • 63
                      48

                      “the Portuguese and the Dutch brought in hundreds of thousands of low caste South Indian Tamil immigrants from what is now largely modern Tamil Nadu but many even from Kerala and southern Andhra.”

                      So even you, despite your psychotic delusions of grandeur, admit there is no historical basis for a “traditional Tamil homeland.” Many of these South Indian immigrants became residents of Jaffna and other areas. Vellalars, for example, were brought over by the Dutch to cultivate tobacco. Cholas tried many times to capture Sri Lanka. They could not capture the whole island (Rohana Kingdom). They did not retain anything for more than a century. Chola Empire had up to 20 million inhabitants in 1000 AD. If Cholas had conquered and retained the whole of Sri Lanka, it follows that Tamils, and not Sinhalese, should easily be the majority.

                    • 45
                      62

                      Sorry, SJ it was not meant to offend but they were and was just stating facts. If they were descended from high castes like in the case of most of the Kandyan Radala and many Kandyan and low country upper caste Sinhalese, I would have stated descended from high castes. I did not mean to insult, was just stating historical facts as they were.

                    • 44
                      60

                      Lester,
                      The book says clearly that the “hundreds of thousands of South Indian Tamil immigrants from what is now largely modern Tamil Nadu but many even from Kerala ” were settled in the South, not Jaffna. Can’t you read.?

                    • 38
                      62

                      SSS,
                      Thanks for the link and other information.

                    • 64
                      41

                      Old Codger,

                      “The book says clearly that the “hundreds of thousands of South Indian Tamil immigrants from what is now largely modern Tamil Nadu but many even from Kerala ” were settled in the South, not Jaffna.”

                      You are lying again. Where does the book say that? Why don’t you quote exactly what the books says?

                      You are also missing the larger point. The main point is that Sinhalese were always the majority until colonialists brought over Indians. There is no such thing as a “traditional Tamil homeland”, which makes the idea of “colonization” nonsense.

                    • 41
                      62

                      Lester,
                      It is clearly stated on page 11. What is the point of telling you the page number? You won’t read it anyway.
                      “The main point is that Sinhalese were always the majority until colonialists brought over Indians”
                      The census of 1827 shows about 25% of Tamils in the island. Also mentioned in the book.
                      In 1827: 195000 Tamils IN THEIR DISTRICTS , from a total Total 800000 (25%)
                      You are simply twisting SSS’s comment when he clearly states that the oIndian immigrants were settled in the South.

              • 55
                72

                Lester cunningly leaves out the fact that this amounts to more than 12% of the total population of 4 million
                Those who want to know the truth can read the 1911 census report themselves:
                https://wellcomecollection.org/works/jpxsktzh
                Very interesting reading, which includes descriptions of major towns, and caste divisions among the population.

                In 1827: 195000 Tamils . Total 800000 (25%)

                • 73
                  51

                  Old Codger,

                  Why don’t you give the exact numbers for each demographic in 1911 rather than just some link?

                  • 46
                    72

                    The demographics are in the 600 page online document. You can read it. It can’t be copy-pasted.

                    • 44
                      60

                      oc
                      I remember reading some of the statistics long ago.
                      Buddhist presence in the Eastern province was extremely small at the time.
                      It was a Tamil—Muslim mix predominantly.
                      When Sinhalese settlement began it was not state imposed and was driven by trade and many traders in towns like Trincomalee were Sinhalese.
                      at my ‘Hindu’ school, I had a few Sinhalese class mates who dropped out after JSC (Gr. 8) because the parents wanted a helping hand at work.
                      There was no communal tension there even in 1958 when there were riots in the rest of the country.
                      When the FP MP passed away in 1963, the Sinhalese trader community insisted that they undertook all expenses at the crematorium.
                      Things began to change in the late 1970s and got really bad by 1983.

                    • 40
                      62

                      The reason – Can’t read and understand Engirisi – so pestering others!!!???

                  • 40
                    62

                    You want others to do your Homework!!! Why don’t you do the study??

                • 39
                  62

                  Cunning Swine, picks only what supports his claim?? Lying Bigot!!!

              • 52
                61

                In 1911, the total population of Sri Lanka was 4,106,000 (~4 million). The 528,000 Sri Lankan Tamils made up about 13% of the population, right?

                Now, what’s the confusion for you about the North and East populations having been predominantly Tamils? Did you take a look at the regional census data?

                And what do the census data for 1911 and on wards have to do with the North and East having been the traditional homeland of Sri Lankan Tamils?

                • 50
                  61

                  Sugandh,
                  “And what do the census data for 1911 and on wards have to do with the North and East having been the traditional homeland of Sri Lankan Tamils?”
                  Lester is the master of ” koheda yanne malle pol” statistics.

                • 50
                  63

                  S
                  The demography of the Eastern Province began to change after DSS’s colonization schemes.
                  Things were at least legal, even if intentions were not honourable.
                  What has gone on since escalation of conflict is mostly illegal and violently mischievous.

                  • 63
                    56

                    “The demography of the Eastern Province began to change after DSS’s colonization schemes.”

                    First define colonization. What is the metric? Also define the metric for a “traditional homeland.” So-called “colonization” does not make sense if it’s not in the context of a “traditional homeland.” 530K inhabitants is a rather low figure for a traditional homeland, if we are assuming such people have lived on the island for 2000 odd years. There are Veddas and such people who have lived on the island for even longer, but they were confined to jungles.

                    • 44
                      64

                      Lester,
                      “First define colonization. What is the metric?”
                      There is only so much of pointless blabbering you can do. You got caught lying. Be a man.
                      “530K inhabitants is a rather low figure for a traditional homeland,”
                      In 1910, the population of Cyprus was 271000. It is an independent country.
                      So what is your point?

                    • 42
                      64

                      (Part I)
                      BS EXPERT!!!???
                      “First define colonization. What is the metric? Also define the metric for a “traditional homeland.” So-called “colonization” does not make sense if it’s not in the context of a “traditional homeland.” 530K inhabitants is a rather low figure for a traditional homeland, if we are assuming such people have lived on the island for 2000 odd years”
                      You must be watching the developing News in the Middle East, especially Israel vis-à-vis Israel occupied Land of Palestine – Gaza and West Jerusalem!!???, which Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 Conflict as “SPOILS OF WAR”!!!?? Israel has been doing and operation akin to Sinhala Buddhist COLONISATION of the South-Eastern (SE) and North-Eastern (NE) flanks of Sri Lanka, initiated by the Father of the nation as Agricultural sect Development since 1949!!?? DO YOU SEE THE SIMILARITIES OF THE SL COLONISATION AND ISRAELI “KIBBUTS” operation, for you to understand COLONISATION, WHICH YOU ARE CLAIMING NOT TO UNDERSATND!! STILL CAN’T?? BEYOND HELP!?
                      So has Israel doing a similar operation, Initiating Jewish Kibbutz in Palestinian Land equally, “surreptitiously” from 1967, as the Sinhala Buddhists (SB)’s in Sri Lanka perfected the art of colonisation – the art of
                      (TBC)

                    • 44
                      64

                      (Part II)
                      Bringing outsiders or aliens into and area under guise of Development, denying those benefits to the original people domiciled in the area of development!!?? SL aiding and abetting, sending SL rural, Uneducated SL Villagers to be employed in the Kibbutz under the Guise as “Farmers cum Security Administrators” – Ill-Trained in conflict as “Cannon-Fodder”, being started against wishes of the Palestinians who are the original citizens of domicile in the area!!!
                      The net result is the current war and deprivation of rights of Palestinians!!??
                      The final outcome of this policy, is what they (all concerned) Palestinians, Israelis who want to peacefully Company-exist with the original of this land, before the “BALFOUR DECLARATION” (BD) – 1946!!? “TWO STATE SOLUTION”, – THE SO-CALLED LAND OF ISRAAEL CUM PALESTINE IN THE OCCUPIED LAND!!!??? MELTING POT of disaster!?
                      My take is, time to come, SL maturing to that, much as we want OTHERWISE!!??
                      The point, “WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH JEWISH INFLUX” OF ‘KIBBUTZ IN PALESTINE’ (GAZA and WEST JERUSALEM) AKIN TO “COLONISATION OF NE and SE BY SB” IN Sri Lanka!!??
                      The final result couldn’t be different, to proposed “ISRAEL AND OCCUPIED PALESTINE” status post BD and present Outcome!!?? DILEAMA!!

                    • 64
                      50

                      And SJ is still unable to give a metric for “colonization.” The ones who did the most colonization were the British, who brought over more than a million Tamils and dumped them in Kandy. Later on, SJ’s comrade GG Ponnambalam was against giving them voting rights and citizenship so as to preserve the status quo for Vellalar. But SJ would rather focus on some Sinhalese opening a tobacco shop in Trinco.

                    • 38
                      65

                      Stop bullshitting about “metrics”
                      You lied and got caught period.

                • 65
                  55

                  “Did you take a look at the regional census data?”

                  Why don’t you provide us with a demographic breakdown of the regional census data?

                  • 41
                    55

                    It can be checked out on the Internet.
                    What difference will it make to you?

                  • 40
                    58

                    Lester
                    Why don’t you stop your pointless yapping and READ the document, particularly page 197?
                    It clearly shows large Tamil majorities in the Northern and Eastern provinces.

                    • 58
                      40

                      Old Codger,

                      You don’t know how to argue or what? If you go to a debate, you can’t tell the opponent to read page xyz. Either post the exact numbers HERE or admit you have no argument (as usual).

                      “It clearly shows large Tamil majorities in the Northern and Eastern provinces”

                      Looks like you don’t know how to read. I clearly said Tamils were a majority in the 20th century. 20th century = 1900’s. Your English ability fails again.

                      “In 1910, the population of Cyprus was 271000. It is an independent country.”

                      Are you a fool or what? Cyprus is composed of people from Turkey and Greece. They are SETTLERS.

                    • 36
                      57

                      Lester,
                      “Cyprus is composed of people from Turkey and Greece. They are SETTLERS.”
                      Haven’t you been always saying that the Tamils are settlers from TN too?
                      So what’s your point?

                    • 36
                      57

                      Lester,
                      “The 1881 census shows a total population of 2.8 million, consisting of 1.8 million Sinhalese; 687,000 Ceylon and Indian Tamils; 185,000 Moors; as well as 4,800 Europeans; 17,900 Burghers and Eurasians; 8,900 Malays; 2,200 Veddhas; and 7,500 other.[17]”
                      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ceylon
                      Now stop your pointless yapping.

                  • 41
                    55

                    Lester
                    All the details are in the link I posted.
                    Why don’t you stop your pointless yapping and READ the document, particularly page 197 ?
                    It clearly shows large Tamil majorities in the Northern and Eastern provinces
                    You got caught lying. So sad.

                  • 39
                    57

                    Lester

                    ” There are Veddas ………………. island for even longer, but they were confined to jungles..”

                    Let’s start at the very beginning
                    A very good place to start
                    When you read, you begin with A-B-C
                    When you sing, you begin with Do-Re-Mi

                    …..
                    …..
                    …..
                    Well how would count your ancestors who came to this island on Kallthonies from South India and converted to Sinhala/Buddhism ……?

                    Please check your DNA.

                  • 34
                    57

                    Lester the Court Jester,
                    “Did you take a look at the regional census data?”
                    THAT’s TOTALLY IRRELEVANT AND IMMATERIAL!!!???
                    GO TO MAHAWAMSA – THE CHRONICLE OF THE SB’S!!??
                    Quote,
                    IT IS REMARKABLE THAT THE MAHAVAMSA REFERS TO 32 DAMILA ’KINGS’, IN ITS ACCOUNT OF ‘DUTTHAGAMINI ABHAYA’. THESE WERE FOUND IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE ISLAND.
                    Unquote
                    If you don’t know who “Dutthagamini Abhaya” is, then you don’t know who was instrumental or architect of Ruwan Weli Seya in Anuradhapura Era history of this thrice blessed land!!?? Go back to school, and if you don’t have one to the Pirivena – you went and learnt to tell Lies, Utter Lies, and Damned Lies for your survival!!
                    What a scam of a Sinhala Buddhist, who doesn’t respect the MAHAWAMSA!!!??? Disowning your own history!!???
                    Dutthagamini Abhaya was more than 1800 years before the British did carry out any Census and Statistics!! You Lie through your teeth!!!???
                    AT LEAST NOW, IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A MAN OF MERIT AND GOOD REPUTE, PLEASE TENDER UNRESERVED PUBLIC APOLOGY AFTER WIDHRAWING YOUR STATEMENT OF SCAM!!?? IF NOT YOU AREN’T WORTHY OF THE GROUND YOU ARE STANDING-ON!!!

                  • 33
                    57

                    Lester the Court Jester,
                    “Did you take a look at the regional census data?”
                    THAT’s TOTALLY IRRELEVANT AND IMMATERIAL!!!???
                    GO TO MAHAWAMSA – THE CHRONICLE OF THE SB’S!!??
                    Quote,
                    IT IS REMARKABLE THAT THE MAHAVAMSA REFERS TO 32 DAMILA ’KINGS’, IN ITS ACCOUNT OF ‘DUTTHAGAMINI ABHAYA’. THESE WERE FOUND IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE ISLAND.
                    Unquote
                    If you don’t know who “Dutthagamini Abhaya” is, then you don’t know who was instrumental or architect of Ruwan Weli Seya in Anuradhapura Era history of this thrice blessed land!!?? Go back to school, and if you don’t have one to the Pirivena – you went and learnt to tell Lies, Utter Lies, and Damned Lies for your survival!!
                    What a scam of a Sinhala Buddhist, who doesn’t respect the MAHAWAMSA!!!??? Disowning your own history!!???
                    Dutthagamini Abhaya was more than 1800 years before the British did carry out any Census and Statistics!! You Lie through your teeth!!!???
                    AT LEAST NOW, IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A MAN OF MERIT AND GOOD REPUTE, PLEASE TENDER UNRESERVED PUBLIC APOLOGY AFTER WIDHRAWING YOUR STATEMENT OF SCAM!!?? IF NOT YOU AREN’T WORTHY OF THE GROUND, YOU ARE STANDING-ON!!!

              • 47
                57

                Stop lying the north and east are the ancient homeland of the native Eezham Thamizh and Thamilized Veddha. It had always been ruled by Thamizh kings and chiefs after the common era. Most of Northern province and even northern Anuradhapura district were part of the ancient Thamizh Jaffna kingdom and so was most of modern Trincomalee district north of the Mahaveli river. The rest of the north and east were ruled by Thamizh Vannimai Chieftains who paid tribute the Thamizh king of Jaffna, until the fall of the Thamizh Jaffna kingdom to the Portuguese, then the eastern Thamizh Vannimai chiefs sought the protection of the Thamizh/Chingkalla kings of Kandy until the Portuguese and Dutch captured the east too. It was during this era these South Indian origin Muslims Thamizh from the western littorals fleeing Portuguese and then Chingkalla persecution were settled in the east, seeking asylum as ethnic Thamizh Muslims (not Arabs as now they want to claim)

                • 46
                  57

                  The North and East always had a Thamizh majority and even now does, the Muslims here who only arrived a few centuries ago are Thamizh speaking and are ethnic Thamizh. Every district in the north and east is predominantly Thamizh speaking. Even Trincomalee is 72% Thamizh speaking and Amparai 60% Thamizh speaking. In the north every district is over 90% Thamizh speaking. The north from ancient times and even now has 94% Eezham Thamizh majority and most of the Chingkallams here only arrived after independence. Muslims a few centuries ago. 95% of its area was part of the Thamizh Jaffna kingdom. The east was also 100% Thamizh other than in few border Chingkalla villages. Even after the Muslims arrived there Thamizh were still in a majority until independence. As you can see from the population the Muslim Thamizh population percentage has not changed much but the Thamizh still the largest population despite all the killings and large-scale ethnic cleansing has drastically changed in proportion to state sponsored Chingkalla colonization and ethnic cleansing activities. You can lie but statistics do not. If the Thamizh refugees from India, the Thamizh percentage in the east will increase as many are from the Trincomalee region.
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Province,_Sri_Lanka
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Sri_Lanka

                • 37
                  56

                  Lester

                  “South Indian does not necessarily mean “Dravidian.” ……………………………………………………. Does the author look “Dravidian” to you? Consult your elders and get back to us.”

                  What is your point if you have one?

                  • 56
                    37

                    Native,

                    Another one of your amateur talking points has been refuted.

            • 1
              31

              Forgot Sundar Pichai CEO Google?
              Ask maamaaa if the word pichchai has connotations linked to Lord Shiva himself?

              • 3
                24

                Sorry that I forgot that you do not know Hindu mythology.
                Is maamaa offline?

        • 36
          18

          L
          Why do you repeat a falsehood?
          Certainly PK and SSS are not the same person.

          • 38
            53

            SJ Thaatha don’t worry, when my Jester Kunju comes to sing a Thamizh love duet with me, he will soon realize that I am not some middle aged Thamizh Brahmin Maama, but a pretty Thamizh piglet, that squeals beautifully. ;-). Hope he looks cute and sing well otherwise it will not be a love duet with racist Jester Kunju from London, but I will snort and disgust and return to my farm. No bacon for Jester. You think this is a nice song?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQuXcKFpt4Q&list=RDMM&start_radio=1&rv=usiEVGB_0Dc

          • 55
            39

            Absolutely the same. Same paragraph structure, same sentence structure, etc.

            • 40
              48

              Have you really checked the grammar and syntax?
              With some extrapolation a similar claim could be made about you and a recent follower.

              • 38
                54

                Don’t bother, has been made to look like a fool and got caught out. Therefore, angry and lashing out. Jester Kunju chill baba, you and I can meet and dance at a disco in London and then we can sing a song together, only if you are cute and can sing. We can sing and dance to breakup dance song like this.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd5KqlmcHNo

                • 36
                  53

                  Most probably you are a short fat dark ugly unlike my Punjabi boyfriend. :-)

              • 55
                35

                SJ,

                I thought it was obvious. Look at the very long paragraphs. Since you are asking for proof:

                Siva says:: “why do Sinhalese racists and backstabbing low life .pretend Arab converted low caste immigrant Indian Tamil Muslims in the island , now calling themselves Sri Lankan Muslims , want to migrate to the west badly?”

                PK says: ” As you can see from the population the Muslim Thamizh population percentage has not changed much but the Thamizh still the largest population despite all the killings and large-scale ethnic cleansing has drastically changed in proportion to state sponsored Chingkalla colonization and ethnic cleansing activities.”

                If you cannot see the similarity between the two, try a little harder. What is the probability two distinct people can have such a similar thought process and writing style?

                No, I am not Ruchira. That guy still lives in SL. I left many moons ago.

                • 35
                  54

                  Lester,
                  SSS is as different from PK as you are from Ruchira. You make up lies and statistics to prove points. Ruchira believes them. You get him into arguments he can’t win. He is thin-skinned and runs to Mummy, you carry on regardless.

                  • 34
                    53

                    Lester,
                    PK talks about :”the rest of them are pure Thamizh Dravidian converts to Islam from South India. Even the ones with the little bit of Arab are or predominant Dravidian Thamizh “
                    SSS says:”:Now coming to these low caste South Indian immigrants imported into the island…..”
                    Even you can see the difference.

                  • 56
                    35

                    Old Codger,

                    You have lost all your arguments with me. That doesn’t make me a liar, it just shows your lack of education. By your own admission, you cleared mines for the STF. That’s no different than a three-wheeler driver in terms of “accomplishment.”

                    • 25
                      12

                      Hello Lester,
                      I worked with Navy Divers (Clearance Divers) that removed/rendered safe explosives from sunken ships. They had a level of bravery and cool-headedness that I couldn’t ever attain.

                      Best regards

                    • 18
                      9

                      Hello Lester
                      As we are on the conspiracy article,
                      For OC and SJ as well. One of those divers that I knew reckons that they removed ammunition from the wreck of the Lusitania that was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915 off the coast of Ireland.
                      Best regards

                    • 31
                      50

                      Lester,
                      I don’t like to talk about my accomplishments, but both Lanka Scot and I worked for the largest corporation in the world, It had, among other things, 25 sewage mills like the one you scrape clean every morning.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                    • 56
                      32

                      Hello LankaScot,

                      “I worked with Navy Divers (Clearance Divers) that removed/rendered safe explosives from sunken ships. They had a level of bravery and cool-headedness that I couldn’t ever attain.”

                      The same thing with underwater welders. Unfortunately if you mention “Navy” on this forum, you will be mocked and ridiculed by stateless chameleons who are outspoken cheerleaders for a terrorist organization banned by 33 countries. By the way, Old Codger claims to have worked with you in the past. Which is clearly another lie.

                    • 57
                      29

                      Old Codger,

                      “I don’t like to talk about my accomplishments,”

                      Does that include insider trading?

                    • 25
                      55

                      LS , for Jester clearing mines are no different from three wheeler driver in terms of accomplishment. Sure, it’s an argument, not discussion. Even tenth grader can do better, than a guy who meditated all the way, to become a Lawyer / Doctor. There are clearance divers (explosives ) , and then , there are S…. divers who scrape for living.

                  • 35
                    55

                    OC, boom, you nailed it. Didn’t I say , you should have been a criminal Psychologist. When Ruchira, finally realizes and seek new company, Jester may still manage to befriend , using different names. Jester is thick skinned and doesn’t care , how many times he is caught lying or renting thumbs.

                    • 30
                      55

                      Chiv,
                      please don’t waste your precious time on ACTORS like Ruchira and Lesters. These people have no knowledge. They are just hired men. I’d rather play with my indoor pets instead.

                • 33
                  57

                  Yes, try a little harder. I have already openly admitted and make it no secret, that I plagiarize and posting a lot from what Siva Sankaran Maama has commented and this is not a crime as most probably Siva Sankaran also has taken these facts from somewhere. Knowledge is to be shared and then I check ,research on Google and add my own version or points. Even SJ Thaatha is aware of it and I do not care and as I for the thought process 99% of the Thamizh also have the same thoughts as me and consider Chingkallams at least most racist and Thullukans or Sri Lankan Muslims low life backstabbing and fake Arabs and they are largely descended from low caste converted Indian Thamizh immigrants and this is a fact, which everyone is aware of not just me, even the Chingkallams..

                  • 34
                    56

                    Even an USA government agency publication once posted most Thamizh on the island consider the Sri Lankan Moor have these traits and do not trust them and further stated that despite the fact that the Sri Lankan Muslims are of predominant Tamil descent at least 75% but most probably far more, they never acknowledge this truth and keep on harping on an Arab origin that only a few of them partially have. I think it was on an FBI site. The blanket Arab origin is a myth and a lie deliberately created to divide and rule, first by the British and then by the Chingkallams. Even a Muslims( Bohra) has written about this on CT.

                    • 33
                      56

                      Good try, keep on trying Jester. Even all the Chingkalla racists/hardliners, post the same things as you and have the same thought processes. Keep on repeating and posting the same, this means like SJ Thaatha stated, you, Ruchira and many others more or less posting the same, are one and the same person. Facts are facts irrespective of who posts and myths are myth irrespective of who posts too,

                  • 15
                    34

                    “for the thought process 99% of the Thamizh also have the same thoughts as me”
                    Are you saying that 99% of the Tamils are absolute bigots?

                • 35
                  28

                  Did I say that you are R?
                  If PK ans SS are the same then you and R could be the same.
                  PK does pick the brains of SSS quite a bit, like R tending to do with you.
                  What does it go to prove?

                  • 55
                    33

                    You are naive, what else can I say? Now PK just admitted he’s SSS.

                    What does it go to prove? That you lack something called “street smarts.”

                    • 33
                      55

                      Hi Jester Kunju now coming to serious business, would you like to join me and my befriend and attend a London urban desi event and dance Bhangra the whole night? Please Kunju you can be the Jester there. Please learn to dance like this and my B/F will love you. MMMM so sweet.
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j13NJebXiM

                    • 12
                      6

                      Hello Lester,
                      I could be wrong but I thought Pandi Kutti was a woman!
                      Best regards

                    • 32
                      11

                      “PK just admitted he’s SSS”
                      WHERE?

                    • 14
                      10

                      Hello Lester,
                      OC and I worked in Saudi Arabia for Aramco (me as a Contractor) in the Eastern Province. Both of us worked in Ras Tanura, Al Khobar, Dammam etc. I used to drive every day (when I wasn’t offshore on our Diving Ships) from Rahima to Ras Tanura past the refinery to the Port.
                      Best regards

                    • 56
                      35

                      Hello LankaScot,

                      Are you familiar with Merton’s “self-fulfilling prophecy?”

                      ““The self-fulfilling prophecy is, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the original false conception come true. This specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error. For the prophet will cite the actual course of events as proof that he was right from the very beginning.”

                      Because the civil war in Sri Lanka lasted 26 years, some interested parties began to believe a separate state is possible and created a fake history to justify it. After 2009, the myth was shattered. That’s why you see a lot of hostility on CT. The supermarket clerk was suggesting to go “straight to Geneva.” Rajapakse is Enemy #1 for them.

                      The guy called “OC” thinks insider trading is okay because the money can be made back quickly. This is not the sign of a higher intellect. Neither could he understand that Ashkenazim Jews are 22% higher than the general populace to contract a mental illness. I wonder if there is an upper bound for comprehension, when it comes to stupid people. That seems to be the logical implication.

                    • 54
                      35

                      *22% more likely

                    • 30
                      54

                      Lester,
                      “Old Codger claims to have worked with you in the past. Which is clearly another lie.”
                      Why not ask for my ID details?
                      You can’t even lie effectively…🤣🤣🤣
                      What is it with guys (loosely speaking) who keep questioning other people’s credentials? Your Afghan supervisor isn’t satisfied?

                    • 28
                      53

                      LS,
                      Thanks. I owe you one.🙂

              • 29
                54

                SJ,
                “Have you really checked the
                (A) GRAMMAR, and
                (B) SYNTAX”
                Though now living possibly in some part of the UK, he wasn’t fortunate enough to be taught those complex things!!!???
                You must also, ensure that when questions are posed only questions possible to be answered are directed at the “SINGLISH”!?
                To maintain the concept of “Manufactured Truth”, you don’t need those things, especially, when it is used for the consumption of “POL BOOR—S”, as it is irrelevant and immaterial and they don’t know as well as myself!!!???
                So what the Great Noise and “Hullaballoo” about!!!???
                Sure Panini, wouldn’t have a GRIPE about it too, right now, as he is too busy otherwise!!!???

    • 40
      54

      Lester

      ” Simple minds will enjoy the usual talking points – war crimes, extrajudicial killings, abductions and disappearances … “

      What else is there to talk about Gota perhaps,
      his contribution to Quantum Mechanics,
      new researches in Quantum Materials,
      his ability to use tip-scan high-speed atomic force microscopy combined with an optical microscope to observe light-induced deformation of azo-polymer films or
      his contribution to develop quantum computers and networks,
      ….
      ….

      • 22
        0

        Native Vedda, You speak of the usual talking points. In this land, it is possible to include the special phenomenon of aragalaya, people getting together in extreme hardship without food, gas, diesel, money for daily use, all robbed and hidden, leading to a severely bankrupt nation in which it became impossible to live and educate children. After effects included the burning of houses of leaders who themselves had to hide. Never happened before.

        • 1
          17

          dtg
          “people getting together in extreme hardship without food, gas, diesel,”
          There were people all over the country who suffered, but Aragalaya was dominated by the Colombo middle class, which gladly settled for the ending of petrol queues..
          Many are nostalgic about an imagined revolution. But it was more of a seaside tea party to many.
          By the time that some groups sought to get more serious than the single slogan ‘Gota go home’, it got (willfully?) deflected along a suicidal path.

  • 3
    21

    “History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy” ― Zbigniew Brzezinski
    That surely was how the US was trying to make history since WWII, and ZB did his fair share.

    • 8
      9

      Hello SJ,
      Zbigniew Brzezinski was a War Criminal and was instrumental in the finance and arming of Al Qaeda. And as you can see from the quote he was a consummate liar.

      Best regards

      • 3
        17

        Thanks LS
        He was, and Blair and Bush were. But all escaped punishment.
        What amused me was that an article by a person who writes much on injustice to Palestinians which touches on sensitive subjects starts with a quote from ZB.

        • 14
          51

          SJ,
          That’s RESULT of the ‘MUTABILITY’ of the HUMAN BRAIN!!!???

      • 17
        50

        Hi, Lanka Scott, I worked in Oman for a few years Mainly in Muscat but also for a few months in the oil field areas. It is a very interesting, beautiful country with a lot of history. I still can speak basic Arabic and learnt to speak Hindi/Urdu there. I have been to most of these places shown. Especially to the Dhofar coast, Nizwa many times and eaten the traditional way in a Arab home, seated on the floor (friends) been to Wadi, an oasis, date palm grove and seen how the ancient falajs work. The Dhofar mountains during the rainy season become very green, as if you are in some hill station. Remember walking next to nice friendly Camels, at Salalah at the beach and when walking to work from my portable cabin in the oil field areas. The Oman is famous for Halwa. The south Asian/Sri Lanan Greek Halwa/Alwa or even Muscat sweets originate from this Omani Halwa. Omani culture has a lot of Indian influence, in fact the people there are racially mixed Arab. Indian and African. When I was there in addition to Arabic, Hindi/Urdu especially in the large cities was very widely used and Hindi movies are very popular with the locals. Most cinemas used to screen Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil movies.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y3RCSIYv44

        • 12
          8

          Hello SSS,
          Ramadan Kareem to all,
          My wife worked in Oman, she said the same sort of things and a few of my friends in Doha visited the mountains. They had expected Oman to be like the Saudi Empty Quarter. I remember sitting on the floor with a group of Qatari, Pakistani and Omani Border Guards, near the Saudi Border during the blockade, eating their version of Chicken Biriyani (Makloubeh). These meals are accompanied by much laughing, joking and loud (friendly) argument.
          Best regards

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 5 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.