17 November, 2017

Crisis, Coalition, Constitution

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“We can propose to the world that the word Aekeeya be entered into the English language just like the term tsunami…” ~ Prof Ashu Marasingha, UNP, Constitutional assembly debate, Nov8th 2017, 6:30 pm

Big Chief Wigneswaran has spoken. “Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran stated that the only way the freedom of the Tamil community can be protected is through a federal constitution. The Chief Minister made the above statement while addressing a press briefing yesterday (8), which was called to speak on the interim report of the constitutional steering committee. He further cited Canada and Scotland as nations that stand as examples of federal states that have not been divided through their constitution.” (Ada Derana)

Chief Minister Wigneswaran seems to be among those elitist Tamil ultra-nationalists who regard the Sinhalese as ignoramuses. Since neither he nor his ‘nation’ have been conspicuous successes in their political projects for several decades, perhaps she should rethink that assumption. His examples of “Canada and Scotland as nations that stand as examples of federal states that have not been divided through their constitution” are absurd. Neither Quebec nor Scotland are neighbours of a large landmass populated by their co-ethnics.

If France were Quebec’s neighbour, instead of being separated from it by the Atlantic Ocean, no less, Canada would have been far less liberal in its federalism.

If the English language were spoken only in the UK instead of worldwide and Britain had a larger continental neighbour with Scottish co-ethnics it too would have been more guarded as regards devolution.

In previous centuries when England felt that the Catholic powers of Europe would support Scotland, its response to Scottish aspirations was exceedingly harsh.

Sri Lanka’s geopolitical vulnerability – a small island, with a Tamil speaking periphery neighboring Tamil Nadu, itself embedded in the Indian subcontinent—makes federalism an impossibility for the Sinhalese to accept.

Geopolitics apart, there is an obvious situation which rules out any kind of new Constitution, and most, certainly a federal one. Chief Minister Wigneswaran, who should have been sent home for his outrageous political conduct over the past few years, had better put it in his pipe and smoke it. Here are the facts.

The UNP-TNA-JVP combine imperatively needs the SLFP but not the JO to garner a two thirds majority for a new Constitution. True, the JO cannot block it in parliament, but a new Constitution requires a referendum and the JO is much stronger than the Opposition was during the referendum of December 1982 (I know, I was on the platform in the campaign). The JO led by Mahinda Rajapaksa and supported by a Sangha army is quite sufficient to beat the Government at a referendum on a controversial new Constitution, at which people do not vote along party lines.

Public opinion trends are also such that there has been an irreversible tectonic shift in opinion against the Government. Given the presence of two coincident factors—(a) the JO which capable of a strong campaign for a NO vote and (b) a broad public which is likely to cast a protest vote—the new Constitution is doomed. 

A wealth of historical evidence reveals a pattern, the world over. Four factors prove causative in the rise of majoritarian ethnic/ethno-religious nationalism. One is economic pain and inequity generated by uneven and unequal economic development, often resulting in economic crisis. The second is a perceived threat to the nation or ethnic community concerned and/or an assault on the religio-cultural moorings and ethos of the people. The third is the closure or deferment of democratic openings and distortion of democratic representation. The fourth is the alienation of significant social or political power-centers/players at a time of transition, modernization or globalization. 

Sri Lanka has experienced all four factors since 2015. Now it is just past mid-term, and the electoral safety valves are opening up belatedly. This is to the good because the awful explosion of Black July ’83 took place after the shutting off and sealing of electoral safety valves a mere six months before, in December 1982, with the referendum that postponed the parliamentary elections scheduled for 1983.

The lack of social abhorrence at the utterly and unambiguously reprehensible rhetorical exhortations to lethal (murderous) violence against Parliament and “traitors” (audiences cheered, and a few parliamentarians themselves, from Opposition and Government echoed the rhetoric), reveals the seething anger in society against the cosmopolitan-liberal elite Establishment. A touch of TJ (‘Transitional Justice’) from Geneva or overt Indian intrusion into Constitution-making, and this joint is set to blow as in the late 1980s. The holding of Local Authorities elections in January 2018 will come not a day too soon and the belated opening may barely avoid a violent social explosion.

The petrol fiasco and the inability to manage a single shipment makes one wonder what the country’s fate would have been had this government been in office during the last war! The petrol stoppage and the radicalization of the SAITM struggle show that the government is dysfunctional, the System isn’t working, the System is broken. It is hard to imagine the government not taking a heavy electoral hit. The election will be a plebiscite on Yahapalana or the current UNP-driven Yahapalana model, and will probably see an indictment and rejection.

The impact will be felt on the Constitutional project, the morning after. Even UNP MPs will begin to demur, dissent and re-position, viewing the results as a precursor of national elections 2019-2020. It will be one straight run, a single belt of time, from local elections 2018 through Provincial elections, to the national elections of 2019-2020. The entire state system, i.e. officialdom, judiciary, law enforcement and the armed forces, will inch away from the Government.

The larger Chandrika’s campaign profile/role, the more her pathological asides at MR, the more alienated the SLFP organizers will be and the fewer SLFP votes the SLFP-MS will get. The latter’s best bet would be for President Sirisena to campaign while CBK goes back to London or Paris. Whether she is in or out, the official SLFP will be off balance as the results come in, either moving back into the Opposition and re-aligning (not reunifying through fusion) with the JO-SLPP as did the LSSP and CPSL rivals in 1968, or demanding a radical Yahapalana re-set through de-Ranilization (a la 2003) and a re-assertive realignment of forces by President Sirisena, with UNP dissidents and the JO.

This could even happen earlier, in December itself, as a preemptive prelude to January elections– a repositioning or pivot when the Bond scam report comes in and the UNP-SLFP accord hits its deadline.

It will be one straight run, a single belt of time, from local elections 2018 through Provincial elections, to the national elections of 2019-2020. The entire state system, i.e. officialdom, law enforcement and the armed forces, will begin to inch away from the Government. Constitutional change will drop off the agenda.

Even if a resurgent MR-JO-SLPP decides to work with a cowed UNP on Constitutional change, it will be limited to amendments flattening the executive Presidency so that the playing field is leveled for ex-President Rajapaksa to run for the country’s most powerful post, the Premiership, in 2020, rather than to accommodate non-unitary/quasi-federal devolution. As for the next elected government (2020), it will almost certainly be more majoritarian ethno-populist than this one. 

The terms that came up in the Constitutional Assembly debate as the least contentious were “13th amendment” and “13 Plus”. The calm, sagacious speech of Dr. Sarath Amunugama, a model of equanimity and the non-ideological, prudential approach to politics and problem-solving, was an exposition of the history and logic of the 13th amendment and a reasoned argument as to why the full implementation of the 13th amendment, perhaps stretched to 13 Plus as defined as “the 13th amendment plus a Senate, minus Police powers”, is all that is feasible.

But how long the two-thirds majority will be available, and for what? A contentious Constitutional Final Report will blow up the Coalition but an all-parties consensus is sufficiently safe and secure. Already, as the mid-term anti-incumbency mood, irresistible electoral compulsions and mounting three-way competition cut into consensus, threatening to capsize the governing coalition itself, the quantum of devolution that the official SLFP is willing to sign-off on as partners of the UNP–TNA, is shrinking, and the window of opportunity is starting to swing shut.   

With shockingly dangerous irresponsibility or sheer nihilism, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe wants the Constitutional Assembly to loosen the center’s ties with and hugely augment the autonomy of the Northern and Eastern provinces at the very same time that he wants an elephantine Indian footprint in Trincomalee (the oil tank farm, the Port and the Mannar-Trinco highway). While his Interim Report envisages exceeding the 13th amendment in the matter of the control of land by the Provincial Councils, his ‘Vision 2025’ wants to change the existing land ceiling so that corporate business can snap up large tracts. This would not only mean unrelieved landlessness (which has reappeared in the old ‘colonies’ through subdivision), it would mean that land in the North and East would be acquired by Tamil Nadu based and Tamil diaspora-driven front companies, apart from larger Indian ones with controlling Tamil Nadu –‘Kollywood’ capital–shareholding. Meanwhile anti-Indianism is rising on the streets over the fiasco of the IOC shipment.

India and the US view our island through the prism of its joint strategy in the vast zone that US strategic planners newly and openly term the “Indo-Pacific”, the theatre in which they hope to push back China in particular and the Eurasian alliance of China-Russia globally. They will carve out a Northeastern Tamil statelet if they see a need and sense an opportunity.

While our PM doesn’t care and has invited the Indo-US-Japan axis into Trincomalee, and India into our Deep South, Mattala, 99% of us do care. He represents the 1% that doesn’t. A unitary state, de jure and de facto, is a core strategic and security interest of the Sinhala majority, a red-line for which they must and will fight “by any means necessary”. (Malcolm X).

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    If U remember even JR said that he cannot protect da life prof Wilson, I think. So no body , no Sinhalese can protect Tamils. Only way is to fight n get a separate state.

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      Dr. DJ,

      The cronies of MaRa are very active. Is MaRa doling out the stolen loot at a very high rate?

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      Yes.

      And get out of Colombo and go to Vanni.

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    Separation under federalism in Sri Lanka is a pipe dream of those who request federalism and those who use federalism as a tool for fear mongering. Even if one day we have a vote, since most of the Tamils live outside the Northern and Eastern provinces the vote will fail. So Dayan you are a fear monger. By the way you advised the Northern Chief Minister to declare a separate state in the past, have you forgotten about it?

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      Federalism does not prevent people from North, living in South or vise versa. If the vote will fail why not hold a vote for the Srlankan Tamils living all over the world and get the results .After all they were forced to leave the country. Politicians don’t live in the past or present. The live only for the future making the best of present for their future. If the politicians keep to their past promises/ suggestions before elections , the world will be a better place to live. If the president/prime minister kept their promises made before the elections in arresting the culprits, Srilanka would be a better place to live without petrol crisis and Central bank bond scam. ‘Park’ has parked himself in the wrong place.

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        No Tamil was forced to leave the country. They all did it on their own accord citing Tamil Pogrom as the main cause to gain sympathy.

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          We have to excuse Shenal, she was clearly still in jungees when Cyril Mathew and his band of bastards ran amok. Btw, Shenal surely still remembers the day she was mistaken for a Tamil bird.

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        Most of the Sri Lankans living outside SL do not have SL citizenship. So they cannot vote. Only Tamils in SL, I mean all Tamils not just Northern and Eastern province Tamils should be allowed to vote. While most of the Northern and Eastern Tamils living out side these two provinces cannot ask for Federalism unless and until a vote is held as I have explained above.

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      Most of the Tamils( Both Indigenous and Indian origin) live within the North and East 52% and 70% of the Indigenous Tamils live within the North and East and most of the Tamils who live outside the North and East are Indian origin Tamils who have always lived in the south , as this is where the British largely settled them to work on the tea/rubber estates. Go and read statistics and please do not lie and even if 90% of the Tamils lived outside the north and east the North East is the homeland of the indigenous Tamils and has never been Muslim or Sinhalese lands. Both are recent arrivals who are now encouraged by the Sinhalese government to shout and demand lands to negate the just Tamil claim by the indigenous Tamils to their ancient lands where they had lived and ruled for thousands of years. Sinhalese only started to arrive in the north east in the past 60 years and most of them within the last 30 years and Muslims a few centuries ago as refugees fleeing Portuguese and then Sinhalese persecution, now they are in bed the very same Sinhalese racists who persecuted them. Most Scots in the UK live outside Scotland , this does not negate the just claim of the remaining Scots who still live in their ancient home land Scotland. Stop lying

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        Who says that Tamils lived and ruled in Sri Lanka for 1000 years? Where are the irrefutable evidance? Why did Cholas never acknowledged the Tamil presence? Why didn’t Pandyas never acknowledged it? Why didn’t Chinese never acknowledged it? Why? Why? Why?

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          The Mahavamsa says Tamils lived and ruled right from Pandu Vasudeva up to Parakrama Bahu for more than 1000 years. The Mahavamsa acknowledged the Tamil presence in the country.

          However, Nobody acknowledged the Sinhala presence in Sri Lanka until the Kandyan kingdom was established. Neither the Pali chronicles nor the Chinese. Why? Why? Why?

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            Mavahamsa don’t say they had a separate country. Learn the history. All of the Tamil usurpers ruled from the then capital city not from Jaffna.

            What else are there to acknowledge when the Mavahamsa say who is the Sinhalese. It was written in 5th century CE. Do you need more evidence mate? Learn history first.

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              Neither does the Mahavamsa talk about any Sinhala country. It says two Saivaite Tamils, Sena and Kuttaka (Damila horse merchant’s sons, none of the Pali chronicles describe them as invaders) defeated Sura Tissa in battle and conquered Anuradhapura and ruled it for 22 years. Anuradhapura was under Saivaite Tamil threat for the next 149 years ending in 88 BC. Eight Saivaite Tamil kings ruled Anuradhapura for a total of 82 years during that period. The Mahavamsa does not call any of them invaders or usurpers (other than Ellala). The history scholars who studied/analyzed the Pali chronicles and the historical records in Tamil Nadu for any reference to any invasion (either Chola or Pandyan) during the same period failed to find any evidence. They feel that these rulers were native Saivaite Dravidian/Tamil Vanni chieftains who rebelled against the imposition of Buddhism.

              Most of the rulers of the island Sri Lanka were either native Tamils/Vanni chieftains, or Dravidians tribes (Nagas), or Pandyans/Pandu or Cholas or at least half Tamils. Even the Pali chronicles do not call any of them as Sinhala Kings.

              You better learn the history.

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                Don’t bother with her this person is that anti Tamil Shenali from Lankaweb full of hate and venom towards the Tamils, despite having a recent immigrant Tamil origin. She will keep on denying and refuting the truth and asking why? why? like some imbecile, thinking that an often repeated lie become the truth. She has her ardent adoring racist imbecile fans in Lankaweb who swallow all the lies and misinformation she posts there is 100% accurate and expects the same sort of reception here. She has come here to prop up her standing with the Sinhalese racists here and create chaos

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                First of all, we cannot be certain about the religion of the Tamil invaders. They could be Buddhist or Jain or Hindu. However, it doesn’t have to mention specifically that invaders have come. Usurping the thrown by a foreigner is a good indication of an invasion.

                The chronicles specifically mentions that the Sena and Guttika were horse traders. Sri Lanka don’t have any horses, so the traders must obviously come from foreign land. Moreover, India don’t have a tradition of keeping chronicles just like Sinhalese did. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that these invasion invents were too small to be noted in any of the Tamil literature work.

                If there was a Tamil kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka it should have been noted by any of the contemporary rulers.

                On the side note, it is possible that Sinhalese evolved from Tamil people long time ago. But, the point is that Sinhalese transcribed to become a separate ethnicity altogether. That what makes us separate from rest of the Tamil people.

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              You are right, then capital city of Tamils and their rulers was Anuradapura, later it was shifted to Polanaruwa by the Cholas and finally to Jaffna.

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              If we are to believe in Mahavamsa then we have to accept that we Sinhalese are a breed from the sexual union between an animal and a human.

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              Shenali

              However Dutugamunu (Duttha-gamani) was the first Buddhist Jihadi whose war cry was “Not for Kingdom, But for Buddhism”. The war cry was so effective many bhikkhus left the order and joined the Buddhist Crusaders. Please refer:

              The influence of Buddhism on Sri Lanka’s Culture
              ZEN AND THE TAMING OF THE BULL 1978
              Walpola Rahula


              See how blood thirsty the monks were and still are.

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          Shenal,

          Could you please tell us why no Sinhala literature prior to the 8th-9th centuries AD has survived to the modern date whereas the Tamil Sangam poems/literature dating back to 300 BC have being preserved till today?

          Why only Pali and Tamil literature prior to the 8th-9th centuries AD? Why NO Sinhala?

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          Why why ? you like Soma will keep on asking and repeating the same stupid questions and think by repeating the same lies and nonsense it becomes the truth. Tell me why did your low caste Indian Tamil indentured slave ancestors who were imported into the island by the Portuguese become Sinhalese ? Tell me why you a recently Sinhalised person of immigrant Indian Tamil origin, is so racist bitter evil and hate your Tamil origin and post lies and misinformation at various sites? Why? Why? Answer me and then I will answer you. Have you visited your relatives in the fishing villages in southern Tamil Nadu? They eagerly await your visit and badly want to listen to your Lankaweb fairy tales.

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            RSSS,

            To add to your research check out about ‘Rajapakses’ from Welimada’. Sometime ago ‘Kopay Kathirvetpillai’ made references to them in the Parliament. He claimed that just after the 1915 Sinhala/Muslim riots, the Governor General of Ceylon imposed a fine on all Sinhalese for the damage caused by them during the riots. ‘Rajapakses’ from Welimada apparently made an appeal that they be exempted from this tax as they proved that they were not Sinhalese but Tamils.

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            I ask you a simple question. But you have no answer to give. So accept you lied. The Tamils in modern Sri Lanka are recent arrivals from India. There are no ancient Tamils in Sri Lanka.

            I don’t hate the Dravida origin. Actually I’m proud of it. But, that doesn’t make it right to spew lies in order to gain a superiority over the Sinhalese people. Tamils in Sri Lanka should accept who they are and where they have come from. Then the national question will be over for good.

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    Take a break Dayan!

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    [Edited out] We are sorry, the comment language is English

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    Dayan got a kick of sorts when he was in a Tamil liberation movement. The time spent in Europe curtsy “other side” was even better.
    Dayan is bored and says “Let us have a circus. I will be the riot-ring master”

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    Dayan, whether you like it or not, there is going to be an independent Eelam one day. Not that I would wish for it but the recalcitrant attitude of the Sinhalese chauvinists like you would pave the way for it. No matter how hard you try to be naughty to deny the Tamils what they seek, history has amply shown that the two races will be at loggerheads if they continue to cohabit in the same room.

    I do pray that sense prevails and the Sinhalese realise the dire situation before it is too late. the mistaken belief that a huge army and other countries would not want a separate Eelam, may be that part on the army may be comforting but this comfort is not going to last and matters may turn to the dislike of the Sinhalese, sooner than later. If federalism is denied to the Tamils, it may mean Eelam. The resentment to give the Tamils Federalism is obvious but rather a silly posture, considering the country’s inability to get out of its doldrums. While there is still the opportunity to keep Sri Lanka together by considering a fair measure of autonomy to the Tamils, it will be wise to consider this option rather than living with the bogey that the proximity of Tamilnadu will sweep away Sri Lanka. Yet that may happen if the recalcitrant attitude continues.

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      jansen,

      There is no need to take this man for serious. He is completely devoid of convictions and decency! All his life it has always been about his egocentric me, me, and me attitude. He has no qualms about pandering to the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism as if he can switch on and off as he pleases. He is reckless and vindictive and as such egregious.

      Throughout the history of the post-independence sri lanka, there have always been people like this man. What is different now is that, the Sinhala public is more cognisant about the egalitarianism. One obstacle is their inherent insecurity; it is this that DJ has been trying to whip up. We should not aid him in any way.

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      LOL we have heard this threat for like 70 years and have seen how you fought! we know you very well..so keep your threats with you.

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    The Ultra-racist DJ is on a sleepless relentless rampage with the phobia that the Tamils might be even slightly benefited by any constitutional changes. For the rest of his life, his goal seems to be advocating to protect the current constitution with all of its flaws. He wants to make sure that the Tamils are third or fourth class citizens. For all the examples he is brining, he fails to grasp the reasons. He brings his contradicting irrational logics and arguments that only he can justify.

    The world is full of federalist countries; some countries have the federalism because it’s multi-ethnic while some others implemented it because of the geographical size of their countries. The multi-ethnic countries that have implemented Federalism are functioning well with their intended goals, and no other political structure is seen more appropriate for them, and certainly not the unitary that this DJ [Edited out]

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      RajanS

      Dayan does not sleep, Tamils in the far North and Sea in the South hence he does not have enough room to stretch his legs, places himself in a foetal position on the bed, … ……………..

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        The Sinhalese have a fear that, since Sri Lanka’s Tamil speaking North & East is separated only by a narrow strip of water from Tamil Nadu where 80 million Tamils live, a separate Tamil region in Sri Lanka may amalgamate with Tamil Nadu some day in the future to form a Tamil country where the Sinhalese will become a minority and get pushed to the south. It is a symptom that most Sinhalese suffer, ‘a majority with a minority complex’ and this kind of fear Psychosis was instilled in the minds of the Sinhalese by none other than the Mahavamsa. In the Dutugemunu story, it says he felt that he could not stretch himself because of the Tamils to the North and the deep sea to the South. It is a kind of unfounded fear or suspicion that many of them (Sinhalese) suffer irrespective of their status/background (both educated and uneducated). They do not realize that, if such a thing did not happen in the past (not even during the time of a separate Tamil Jaffna kingdom in the North), why should they fear that it will happen in the future?

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      What have Tamil in India got to do with the rights of Tamils from Sri Lanka. This is like some stupid person stating Palestinian Arabs do not deserve anything, as the Jews are surrounded by many Arab nations. Anyway it is the Sinhalese and not the Sri Lankan Tamils who are largely descended from Indian Tamils. This includes Dayan’s Salagama ancestors. Sinhalese share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils and Sri Lankan Tamils 17% with Indian Tamils. Sinhalese should be very comfortable with the Tamils from India as they and not the Bengali are their close relatives. Sri Lankan Tamils have a higher Bengali genetic input that the present day Sinhalese.

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        So where does the rest of 83% DNA compistion of Tamils come from? Aleins perhaps? Who did this DNA test? There should be a limit to lying.

        Sri Lanakan Tamils are now claming we Sinhalese are more closer to the Indian Tamils despite Sri Lankan Tamils are speaking the same Indian Tamil language and having the same culture.

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          Shenel
          Do you really take these DNA fibs seriously?

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            No we only take you and Shenal very seriously. Why don’t you also join her and post more fairy tales at Lankaweb? We all know you have a personal vendetta with Siva Sankaran and will even shamelessly side with this awful racist woman to gain a point. Shame on you

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            No we only take the imagined Arab origin of the Sri Lankan Muslims and the Aryan origin of the Sinhalese very seriously but not the scientifically proven analysis of the actual DNA of the Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Muslims seriously, as this does not confirm to their fairy tales. [Edited out]

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            No I don’t. But, these Tamil faggots keep repeating the DNA story over and over again without any rational scientific backing. This has got to stop.

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              Screeching in anger and frustration and using filthy words. Naughty and deserve a good spanking. Would you like it from a faggot? If Tamils are Faggot then who are you? After all you are a Karawa community is 100% descended from Indian Tamil migrants and so are most of the present day Sinhalese, low and high born. Then they are all Faggots. Is that the reason they ply their trade on the beaches with old white men?

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                Hey Piglet,

                Would a bitch wander on the road be a good candidate to teach Paththini Theyvam Kanagi’s story. It has to be a swan which lives with one mate the entire life. The Jaffnahistory.com editor SJ is only myth creator, not a Bill Nye who tells kids the scientific stories. He cannot care the DNA’s scientific relationship. The kids trained by SJ would not be good enough to carry even the dobbies cloth on their back. Their fate!

                Real has a point. Where is this superior SinhaLE get into human’s body, which a theory SJ supports to, gets Shenal’s attention. Real is not writing Jaffnahistory.com. His is not arguing the caste systems are good, and it has to stay. He is telling it is not the Superior SinhalLE in the Karawa ,Salagama, Govigama’s blood. It is just the usual Indian Coolie blood is there. What is wrong with that? Like Real, if somebody look at me and tells that there is only Indian Coolie blood in me, I will be proud of that, looking at the way TN is going up from 1960s and would be relieved form the way Lankaweyans going down from 1950s.

                Why can’t this Shenal became a woman and believe in science Real is talking, instead of –SJ who is editing the Jaffanahistory.com .

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                  All the comments regarding the DNA thing shows that the Tamils here have no valid sources to back up their argument. However, I don’t expect you people to drop that DNA story. But, at least keep in mind that it is not real.

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                    What is real? Fairy tales written by you at Lankaweb that are read avidly by your brain dead following?

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                    You make a lot of sense than a lot in this site Specially the PhDs. You moved lot when the learning and experience affect the thinking. It could be because you move to sites. I wish if I were you.
                    I don’t expect you people to drop that DNA story. Bravo for your early recognitions of which theory will survive and which will die out. You are intelligent and not an unrealistic Modi like that Modaya Brother Prince, who not knowing what the world means by DNA, declared that he have had checked Leader Pirapaharan’s DNA within 12 hours while in Vidya’s case it was not checked in even after three years. It has not been that hard to make you feel the un-deny-ability about strength of DNA evidences, unlike to make feel the Sinhala Buddhists the Genocide truth behind the Zero Casualty, until Yasmin Sooka told it to Jagath in her own way, which her team used to free the Black South Africans. .
                    But, at least keep in mind that it is not real Let it not ended be as Bye Bye message for us, the CT community from you. You are not just can remain in CT, but still can do your denial of Sinhalese’s DNA evidence of their TN connection, as that is the freedom to express opinion. Ask our colleague Amare, he will talk for length of those in the world still denying that Earth is orbiting the Sun, but living a well-accepted and accommodated life within the civilized societies. I feel really sorry for you for having lost the hope of taking any more forward the message of gospel truth the Jaffnahistory.com is propagating. But feel encouraged as most of the commentators in the CT are not “winning-losing” advocates, unlike the Sinhala Political Leaders who all are individually claiming they won the War against the Demelo Terrorist, but not courage enough to face war crime inquiry.

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                      This is not just about whether Sinhalese DNA contains Tamil genes. It is obvious that Sinhalese have a Tamil connection. No one can deny that. But, that does not mean Tamils had a independent home land in Sri Lanka which had existed for 1000 years. Which is a complete lie perpetuated by the Tamil separatist. It is this simple fact that negate the Sri Lankan Tamils their favourite term “The Federal Solution”. I’m trying to convince the Tamil sympathizers in CT about that.

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                    This type of quick turnaround was not the expectation existed in this site, other than a blind denial like it has been from others, in the past. It was easy the Zero Casualty theory has been put in one of the pit Brother Prince dug for the 146,000 Civilians, whom he killed and he buried it with them as he saw the IC was not really entertained with it. But Sinhalese believing on that 1500 years old theory of they are not Tamils, but lion cubs, is in no way comparable with Zero Casualty. When it was reinforced by the European rulers “Aryan Race” theory, it is has not been an easy goose to plug feathers out of it, but a bolder rock to peel fiber out of it. But, with the advent of more and more foreign employments seekers returning to country and bringing the science they saw in the lands they served, you those who are struck in the sermon of relentless brain washing of “Buddham hast infused the bestial blood into Sinhala Society to protect him” is now having chance to see lights. Soon the Sinhala children hear in their schools the word DNA will come back to home and explaining to the brainwashed parents by the baldheads, how impossible to use a relatively simple DNA of an animal to replace the highly complex human DNA in generation creating. Even some bald heads are going to feel ashamed to repeat Vijeya’s Grandma’s story, which, still Jaffanahistory.com insisting the Tamils Children have to read and propagate that foolishness to the world. The science invented DNA and Vijeya’s grandma are not acquainted friends; but in some way Tamils and Sinhalese. So there is no surprise Sinhalese hating DNA. But that can be changed.

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                    You have kept moving a lot from your stand and now have come to accept that you are a Dravidian. They are the natives of India and living in there for the past 11,000 years; they are the creators of the Indus Valley Civilization. About two years ago, Iravatham Madhvan has accepted to BBC that it was Tamils who lived there and it was the Tamil which was spoken there. This tells even the Sanskrit, Pali all are children of Tamil. In other worlds, Sinhala is nothing but Tamil and the Sinhalese are nobody but Tamils.
                    Your caste system matching with Jaffna system, but not of anywhere of India’s, and the attribute that your society doesn’t have Brahmins like Jaffna Society, is telling you are not anyway different from Jaffna Society. Your Language grammar is Tamil based, not Pali or Sanskrit. Your writing is based on Tamil Brahmi. Your Language is using Tamil words. Your Buddhism is one unique in the world; it is the only Hindu Buddhism, which prays all Tamil Nadu Gods; none discarded. Load Muruha a strictly Tamil God and He is available only in TN and Ceylon. Beyond that, your practice of praying Tamil Kannagi is only available in Ceylon; Kannagi is only a Ceylonese Hindu God. You did not have a way to bring Her even from TN. Interestingly, you did not adopt Her from Ceylon Tamils, but you are just sharing Her with them for two millenniums. Then who these Sinhalese are, you think? Ceylon’s Sinhalese and Tamils are the mirror reflection of TN’s Cherar and Cholar.

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                      The origin of Sinhalese does not make them essentially Tamils. Sinhalese have a distinct civilization which has existed for 2500 years with proven archaeological record. Moreover, the Tamil influence of the Sinhalese society and the language is because of the Tamilization of the Sinhalese kingdom right up to 1815. It has got nothing to do with ancient Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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                    Even now you did not introduce anything to Tamils, but you learned from Tamils the Kottu Roti and Bollywood Movies.
                    You are still a society evolving from Tamils. Still the Tamils are the trend setters. Malaysian’s “Ceylon Tamil” through London Mapillai to Middle East construction jobs all are Tamils invented foreign jobs. You wear “Chera Tamil Reda Hetti” when you sell Thamili, but you walk into office with Tamil Sari, which Tamils introduced as official dress when they were doing the office work for English. Have you seen SWRD’s old photos, in which he gracefully putting Saalvai around his back-neck to hang in front – unlike Old Royals who noose a red cloth around their throats? SWRD showed how the Sinhalese are aligned with the elegant Tamils culture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandaranaike_family#/media/File:Official_Photographic_Portrait_of_S.W.R.D.Bandaranayaka_(1899-1959).jpg
                    Sivan (Red one), Eswaran, Iswarm, all these are the Tamil remain of ancient living of Tamils in this land. This is a 5000 years old Ceylon customs and culture. First Century Tamil books like Chilapathikaram and Manimekala are talking about Buddhism, Hinduism and Tamil; but no Sinhala. 6th century Mahavamsa is talking extensively about Buddhism, Hinduism and Tamil; but no Sinhala. In North America they call it truck. In Europe and Ceylon they call it lorry. But it is only one road hauling vehicle with a small difference in frontal look. In Southern Ceylon, they call something as Sinhala. But for 11,000 years, the entire South Asia had only the Dravidian race living and speaking Tamil language.

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                      If there are so much of Tamil influence in Sri Lanka why can’t the Tamils accept Sinhalese are their brothers? Why can’t they become Sinhalese? Won’t that end this stupid blood feud?

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          At least we know that 100% of your Karawa DNA is from South India( largely from Tamil Nadu) and 100% of Dayan’s Salagama DNA is also from Tamil Nadu.

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    Rajash,
    You wants DJ to take break.
    Actually he did. It happened in my dream. I had a worrying dream last night.
    In that Donald Trump and his wife and Chinese presiden Xi Jin Peng and wife were havinig a tea at the forbidden city in China.
    Guess who were there. DJ and Tamara were working as guest tea boy and tea lady. I could not see who & who were in the kitchen. But I was told Cuban Ambassador was working from the kitchen on a info gathering mission.

    I’m wondering what is going to happen to DJ’s cuban socialism ?

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      What’s happening in DJ’s Cuban socialism????? I’ll tell you..

      Every time I take a taxi during visits to Havana, the driver is a doctor, lawyer, engineer or professor. They all tell me they earn more as taxi drivers than professionals. That is the future that awaits our professionals if DJ and his buggers get their chance.

      Abandon ye all hope…..

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        Spring Koha,

        You may want to read what Anne Applebaum, a well-known journalist-historian with Polish-American connections, recently wrote about Bolshevism and thuggery. She argues that today’s white nationalist populism is in the same mold. It seems to me that Sinhala nationalism is Sri Lanka’s version of Bolshevism, and the alliance of Sri Lanka’s muddled Marxists with the Rajapaksas, is not surprising.

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        Wouldn’t you love a country in which doctors are unemployed, because good effort has been put into prevention of diseases; lawyers are unemployed because disputes are settled amicably instead of by lengthy court proceedings; engineers stay unemployed instead of building mega structures that stay incomplete (remember that most expensive bill board near Kelani bridge); professors stay unemployed instead of dictating out-dated notes that they copied down from the black board when they themselves were undergraduates? Fidel was authoritarian and did make mistakes, but he left a country that did not massacre 65,000 of 75% and 200,000 of 12% of its population, in the face of extreme interference and crippling economic blockade from the big bully next door. Neither DJ’s admiration for Cuba nor his opportunistic and utterly dishonest political posturing should be held against what they, Cubans, could — and we Sri Lankans couldn’t — achieve. But you travel there, you might observe more.

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          Tee Twenty

          Could you respond to my comment/request of November 10, 2017 under Sri Lanka does not tolerate any form of torture: Letter to the New York Times.

          My comment is fairly large and unique hence I am unable to type everything in this box once again.

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    Spring Koha

    You have given a good reason for the state to deport Dayan the public racist to Cuba. Before he goes he may need to pass driving test, which is very simple Dayan should know how to fix it. He has the other qualification, remember he is a Doctor too.

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    If France were Quebec’s neighbour, instead of being separated from it by the Atlantic Ocean, no less, Canada would have been far less liberal in its federalism. Meaning : “ Canada is being that much of liberal in federalism as no fear to France which is though inducing Quebec separation, but as being away separated by Atlantic Ocean, Quebec could not draw energy from France to leave Canada.” This is extremely poor assessments of Canadian (world) politics. This is one of worst imbecile talk by a man claim he is a political analyst. This is a thought from a brain burned out by foreign Label bottles. Showing their crooked nature nakedly, not showing regards to if any political scholar of outside world happened to read this would opine of Lankawe’s scholarly systems channeling the thoughts of schools to convolute rather to construct, the racist Sinhala intellectuals engaging into this type shameless of inferior intelligent debates openly is to maximize the inflict of pain they and their bosses did to Tamils in 2009. He is dying to cover and guard the darkness he and his boss covered Tamils with in 2009, not being torn a line to leak faint ray of light. A real satanic sermon, presenting and portraying the entire world – not just France- as filled with sinister, so ever struggling restlessly to inflict maximum damage on weak and poor in every opportunity would be present as political solutions or maneuverings!
    How much motive hidden in France to split Quebec, how much of Quebec and France connected culturally or politically and how much new of it can be nurtured by nearness can be turned to political separation? Where are Australia and New Zeeland’s political and cultural separation standing? How close Myanmar‘s or Philippine’s ISIS to Middle East?

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    One category knows better about Canadian liberal (not just political) culture is Tamil refugees. They are one of the groups know what a narrow assessment to tell Canadians are showing liberal policies only on Federalism. Obviously, it is the all-inclusive liberal policies of Canada stopped Quebec separating.
    Before we come to that in detail, let see why Thero is turning on CV from Secret Solution. India and anti-Bush feeling, present in 2000s, defeated the Canadian sponsored resolution at UNHRC in 2009. Thero has been taking that credit for himself. Now, Yahapalanaya, after the heat of Yasmin Sooka start to fade, moving out of Secret Solution, which is, after all only a project to build world’s largest Army Camp with the blessing of TNA. As Yahapalanaya moves away from Secret Solution, once more Thero is starting to feel victory, one more victory like how Thero destroyed Tamils in Geneva. On the other side, claiming he is a moderate and recommending 13- as best, practical, Majority offered solution. Thero expects Tamils to take it and thank The Sinhala Buddhists as they the most Generous & intelligent society who has shown grace for Tamil people who keep failing in finding a solution. After the victory of cementing to the Secret Solution progress, now he is galvanizing the cement with tar for any possible leaks from crack on the cement. That is why he wants to shut up CV’s and the likes’ mouths on Federal Solution.
    Thero, who panicked by sudden outburst of Yasmin Sooka syndrome, happened to see mist covering his town. He immediately jumped into action. Day and night, he worked hard. He covered the entire town with a cement dome. Feeling saved the Sinhala Mahajan from poisonous Chernobyl like atomic smoke, Thero now is out for sealing his dome with Tar too.

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    What Thero saw was only mist and if Sun light was allowed to come in, mirage of Secret Solution would have cleared. But now he has sunk the entire town under his cement dome. Now, to tar it he is going after, CV, Kumar, Sivaji, Suresh….. It is for that he is bring out his logic that Quebec did not go alone because it was far away from France. Comedy Thamai! Readers have been always counting on Thero to crack jokes like that, time to time.
    Let’s start where CV stopped. Recently Thero argued Tamils asking for self-Determination like Catalonian or Kurtis people, seeing them. Tamils have no similarity with them, and it is absurd talk. Other than Thero, even a nursery child will understand that CV was telling neither Quebec’s French citizens nor the Scottish overwhelmingly voted to separation. They both have their people as more than 50% in their claimed own domiciles. Neither Quebec French nor Scottish are feelings under their Federal system the way Tamil or Kurdish feeling under their systems. So, not all of their native sons voted yes to referendum and so, the separation did not take place. Staying under their Federal system is more beneficial to French and Scottish people rather the enjoying the left out minor elements of their sovereignty by exercising self-Determination. Though CV had expected Lankawe to bring Federal System and enact the British and Canadian Democracy, he did not go to compare the notorious Appe Aanduwa’s hopeless situation with the world’ two finest democracies. Yet Thero do know where Chitanta and Yahapalanaya stand in front of any Western democracies. That is why he is inviting France to relocate near to Quebec to separate from Canada. This is not even an artificial explanation for Quebec’s failure on referendum; this talk has nothing to do with of any state or group of peoples’ UN defined Self Determination.

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    Thero may don’t know France is near to Swiss, though nothing has happened there. Same is with East and West Bengal. Panjabis and Sindhus are split in both boarders. Why USSR and Yugoslavia broke up is not explained by Thero though France is nearby, notably none of those races are French national. East Bengal did not count on West Bengal to split from Pakistan, but it counted on India, in turn counting on Pakistan’s Animosity towards India. English Iceland though near to England and Canada has not broken up from Denmark. Why nations break up depends on their need. It had nothing to do with Tamil Nadu near to Tamil Eelam, theorem. There was no Tamil Nadu or France or China near to Singapore when it broke up. Though Thero was purposefully hiding, the classic example is Florida’s Cuban Americans are a real threat to Cuba’s sovereignty, but not TN for Ceylon. When Clinton tried to implement an international law, they got mad at even Democratic Party has been defeated twice by Florida Cubans -AL Gore and Hillary in the elections. The reason is Thero’s 2nd master and Cuban counter part of Old King, Fidel Castro. That is why Thero hiding Florida Cubans’ threats to Cuba but artificially creating France threat to Canada. .

    If Thero’s argument that France should be near to Quebec then only it will have temptation to break up with Canada and merge with France is correct, Then Thero missed to see America is near to Western Canada. If a presence of big nation of their Origin near is an inducement to split from and merge with it, the English Canada, it is also under Federal Freedom, had never attempted break from the central government and go with America. In fact, it is English Canada which resists the American influence in Canada.

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    Thero further have not heard about Hong Kong which was unwilling to go under China, after the British lease expiration. In fact, many Hong Kong Chinese left to UK. As everybody aware, why Thero is struggling to tug down France to North America to split Quebec is to seek a hard explanation of his theory on Tamil Nadu is near to Tamil Eelam – an unsuitable situation for Federalism.

    Anybody claiming, mainly Thero too, the Federalism is separation because of India is there, has not explained how it would be.

    So let us assume our reasons and see their validities.
    1. India worked for Bangladesh separation: That really happened and not a myth likes other stories. But India did not save Bangladeshi Bengalis- only split Pakistan. Pakistan is with China and giving continuous threat to India. India faced substantial risk from Pakistan and China when it was in that war. America and other Western countries imposed their retractions. India took that risk because of the security concern it had. With all risk, still splitting Pakistan was beneficial for India. So it did it. Because, like Pakistan, Lankawe also working with China to undermine Indian security setups, Thero and others are expecting Lankawe also should be receiving same treatment from India. India in not seeing Wildlife Sanctuary Lankawe and Atomic power Pakistan as at same level threat, though they both are with China.
    2. “Nero asked from Britain to give Ceylon to them. India wants Lankawe as their 30th state. But Britain did not agree: It is said “LTTE fought with IPKF because India’s intention was to capture Lankawe, including Tamil Eelam.” We don’t know the background or real motive of these stories or if any one of these is true.

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    But the current India position is different. One time India jealously blocked others interfering in Lankawe as the Pakistan Military planes under civilian camouflage landed in Lankawe. Recently Shiva Shankar Menon had told India cannot stop others coming into Lankawe. Now India doesn’t show as much interests in Lankawe as China, America, Japan or even Russia. There was nothing in India’s Indian Ocean strategies suggesting India wants Ceylon have annex to it. India didn’t annex Bangladesh, one of its own provinces, will not take over Lankawe.
    3. Separating Eelam Tamils is as India or TN‘s intention: TN openly supports independent Tamil Eelam. Time and again it has not changed Delhi policy making. TN wants to have Tamil Eelam separated so that it can use it to go alone is only myth. This talk is available in Lankawe only, not in TN. After 1960s, there is no noticeable agitation for anytime to TN go separate. More and more TN’s economy is north dependent. When Lankawe politicians uses Tamils’ to their political advantage, then there is nothing can prevent Indian politicians using it for them too. This was open secret that Sonia, Chidambaram, Karunanidhi gang used Malayalee consultants to extract from China through Old Royals. All these Commission, Black Money, Investments are not anything against Lankawe from India, but a unified political action with Lankawe. If India wanted ever have Tamil Eelam separated, the best time was when Thero and Varathar declared Independence, India quickly recognize Tamil Eelam. As India had suppressed that EPRLF’s mountainous opportunity, India will never want that.
    4. TN and TE unification: If they both ever become independent, I would pray they become not Taiwan and China, but at least to be Britain and America.

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    Which caste do you belong to Dayan?

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      He belongs to the so called Sinhalese Salagamma community , a caste or people who were imported by the Dutch colonials to work as indentured/slave labour from the Corammendal coast of Tamil Nadu. Low castes or untouchables from Tamil Nadu. Now their Sinhalised descendants like Dayan and many others, just like many of the so Sinhalese Karawa , Durawa, Hunu, Hali, Berewa making up 50% of the present so called Sinhalese population, all descended from recently imported low caste Tamils from India, are the biggest supporters of the Aryan Sinhalese theory and also the biggest anti Tamils, to hide their actual low caste Indian Tamil migrant origin. The most famous of these was the low caste Durawe gay homeless Angarika. then comes Nalin Silva, Muttukarrupan Buruwansa, Karwa queen Jenali Borukiyanage. Add to these the descendants of upper caste Indian Tamil imports like the Kandyan Radala, and low country upper govigamma like Pandaranayakam, Jeyawardene , Athulathmudali( Mudali is from Tamil Mudaliar) , Now all beating the anti Tamil drum and asking the indigeonous Tamils to go to Tamils Nadu, from where their low and high born Tamil ancestors migrated a few centuries ago No wonder the present day Sinhalese DNA is 70% Indian Tamil. Now other Indian Tamil import like the Colombo Chetties and Paravans( Bharatha) are also joining this anti Tamil dance. Only the Indian origin estate Tamils who were imported by the British , have retained their Tamil identity. Otherwise all other migrants/Invaders from Tamil Nadu/Kerala have become Sinhalese and have become the bane of the Indigenous Tamils from the North East.

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