26 August, 2019

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Defying Confusing Magisterial Orders: Prabhakaran’s Birthday Celebrated Widely

Confusion reigns supreme in Jaffna and the North-East today as thousands of people came forward defying magisterial orders to celebrate the birthday of the LTTE Leader, the deceased Prabhakaran, using prohibited symbols of the LTTE. The North was a sea of red and yellow flags symbolizing the LTTE. Jaffna is at its noisiest today. 

The LTTE Graveyards (called Maaveerar Thuyilum Illam, or Great Heroes’ Sleeping House) in Kopay, Uduthurai and Chaati are all places of great celebration of the “Great Heroes of the LTTE”.  In addition 7 LTTE Graveyards in Mullaitivu, 2 in Kilinochchi, 2 in Mannar and 1 in Vavuniya are locations seeing a sea of people gathering to celebrate.

Celebrations at University of Jaffna

The University of Jaffna has been decorated as if it is a huge cemetery. Loudspeakers blaring LTTE songs are so noisy that they can be heard up to the Thinnaveli Market which is about 1.5 km away. 

Jaffna Hindu College is also celebrating, and the crowds are so huge that KKS Road where the school is located is almost impassable. All of the Passaiyoor Coast is blocked by the crowds celebrating. 

LTTE Flag at a School

Significantly, commemorative celebrations are also held by huge crowds gathering at the ITAK Office on Martyn Road, Jaffna which leads to the Jaffna Railway Station. 

The Jaffna Magistrate, S. Saseekaran, when the police applied for a ban on LTTE leader’s birthday celebrations, prohibited the use of LTTE symbols, but said that remembering dead persons cannot be stopped. The Kayts Magistrate, A. Judeson, when the police applied for a ban on LTTE Commemorations, banned LTTE symbols but strangely not commemorative songs which anyway always hold up the LTTE and it agenda. The Batticaloa Magistrate, when faced with a similar request for a ban from the police, banned everything that is an LTTE symbol, including commemorative songs.

Despite these magisterial bans, a school in Puthukudiyiruppu even put up an LTTE flag on a power line.

A university observer said that President Maithripala Sirsena’s lead in ignoring the highest law of the land, our constitution, has led to this total lack of law and order in the country as different magistrates give different rulings and even these are disobeyed in the confusion. (Jaffna Correspondent)

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  • 54
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    There were / are three terrorist organisations in the island. One, the JVP, conducted two insurrections in 1971 and 1988, yet;

    The family of the terrorist leader was spared and given government protection.

    The organization was allowed to conduct political activities using the same name and same set of symbols.

    Its candidate was allowed to even contest presidential elections within an year of its second insurrection.

    It quite openly remembers its ‘great heroes’.

    LTTE was the second terrorist organisation; yet it is not permitted to do any of the above. Why? The only difference I can think of is that one is Sinhalese, other is Tamil. Some will say that LTTE tried to divide the country, JVP did not. But terrorism is defined by crimes against the innocents, not by what political ideology drove it. Wishing to divide a country by itself is not a crime or should not be a crime. LTTE was terrorist only because of the means it used. Same with JVP.

    All this, while the third and biggest terrorist organisation, the state itself, which is responsible for the most number of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim deaths, is not being held to account and does as it pleases.

    Let the Tamils celebrate if they wish. Gagging people from expressing a political opinion will not do any good to anybody, including the Sinhalese, in the long term.

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      Hard Truth

      This is a hardcore stuff.
      This question of allowing one party to remember and glorify its fallen and banning the other simply shows how the state its armed forces, politicians and functionaries see events differently on racial basis. This cannot be solved as it benefits many, in terms of power, impunity, opportunities, wealth, …. .

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        This wide spread celebration defying orders is not for glorifying Prabaharan, but as a symbol of resistance to oppressive Sinhala racist rule. War ended nearly ten years ago but there is no sign of any reconciliation. Is the bravery shown by Tamils to violate Sinhala dictum, a result of backing given by a foreign power to teach Sri Lanka a bitter lesson for double crossing. We could see more such acts in the future if Sinhala racists continue in this manner to antagonise foreign powers. Sinhala racists will have to watch helplessly and if they try to let loose violence against Tamils for their boldness, then they will have to face foreign military intervention.

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          you try! you will see
          how foreigners going to Burn to death in their own countries.

          It will Be the “Tamil world war 1

          • 5
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            Did you hear that there was celebration in Saudi Arabia, which does not allow any other religious function.

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          Dear Mr Gnana Sankaralingham
          The LTTE was in one side and the rest of the Tamil armed factions with you in TNA+ GOSL+GOI+OTHER FOREIGN Nations on the other for the past 40 years mostly??
          Now having TNA worked with the GOSL and GOI for the past 40 years for their own survival (protected by the SL armed forces) until 2009 now allowed to be in the political scene just as JVP was treated talking the same that has led to the ‘status quo’ of the Tamil youth/entire country misled into this misery?
          Now you say VP birthday celebrations are not about him but about the Tamil cause/National question hoping you will get some political milage out this too.?? This confirms FP/TULF/Tamil Nadu politics have used the Tamil youth and the Sinhala youths (in the form of Armed forces) for their own agendas??? for this phantom National question……is the con-job…….consequence is what we are all living today?
          Having read your ‘non chronological’ soup of an arguments with no Head or Tail you have consistently wrote in CT with regard to our countries problems now looks even more absurd? the New Suthenthiran reigned by Mr Sumithiran will do the rest of the work? I had such high hopes from this young politician?? lost it all with this?
          You have now proven you will do or say anything for your own manifestos (killing all your opponents using the innocent Tamil youths in 70’s to date – they were my classmates most of them) now you sit in your comfort zones allowed to do the same now accusing the GOSL of double crossing too? further duping the foreign governments to be your saviours now the going got tougher?

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            I do not want to waste time with you who is the son of a scoundrel who sold the dignity of Tamils for mere selfish needs. Please remember the students of your father who cast their votes for him started hurling abuse at him when he betrayed their trust on him to safeguard their self respect. Naturally you are now trying to find fault with others coming out with your crap. For your information I never supported or will support anyone to kill non combatant or dissident. At the same time I will maintain my dignity at all cost unlike your dastardly father. In contrast to what your father did, I am sticking on to my principles and fighting against Sinhala racism while living in a comfort zone. Sadly due to your biased thinking you do not have the intellectual status to decipher what is happening around the world.

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              Dear Dr Sankaralingham

              Do you still think is the LTTE killed my Father? Now you want to comment on this article too?

              His students have all the right to be whoever they want to be their birth right?

              I have all the right to be who I want to be?

              Just as you are being whoever you want to be??

              Yet you eched on someone’s child to die for your believe is my problem? In the process you have made me loose my father just as so many other children also lost someone is the point from North to South, East to west ? ensure your actions/wish list are real and have no duplicity you be the marters yourself first? None of you shown up in the final phase of the war you all supported is the point? now you grief over the dead? how dare you all do that to my children/culture/language/Nation of people is the point? Now you warn SL of a bitter lesson is so sick hoping you will get some more s**** for more spin so you can continue to justify to yourself why are you not back home with your kids to do the real development work? It is not the armed youth but is your party responsible for all what took place in our country. Look for some articles on what your party wrote in Suthenthiran when their opponents were killed/ask them how many of them condone the killings/attended the funerals……..you may speak Tamil but the language does not belong to you. If you want remove the Tamil name from your party and fight for your causes we will see how that can sorted ok. Tell your local MP wherever you live what you did to the candidates who stood for elections in your ghettos wherever you come from? Show them what you wrote to me too.

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                Dear Dr Shankaralingham

                We now have clearly established who is principled and who is not, who is a scoundrel and who is not. Many more things you said but ashamed to repeat as it was my FATHER you have made such references etc. even for a scoundrels son I never realised I can feel hurt?

                You have also voluntarily stated it was the LTTE who killed my Father not the PLOTE who is part of the TNA today. Infact I am surprised you knew so much about my father and what a terrible traitor he was but seem not to know who killed my father but point to LTTE? Not knowing your identity nor your origins I can confirm from early 70’s till 2009 we have lost many non combatants to savagery killings (nothing to do with Sinhala/Muslim people, armed forces, later even the LTTE) by this TNA composition parties our armed children trained in Tamil Nadu appeared in our doorsteps and killed many Jaffna people …..do you know anything about this please? Infact the TNA composition armed groups never seen any combat most of their life and only function was to kill innocent Tamils in Jaffna unchallenged by Suthenthiran news paper. The security forces were too not so interested as it was beyond their capacity to deal with this at that time? just as what happened during riots you worked so hard to create in 1977 and 1983 too they were consistent according to you did not protect the Tamils.

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              Unfortunately, the so called dissidents are people who have been pandering to sinhala buddhist rulers at the centre, whether in the form of paramilitary role or using Tamil votes to give legitimacy to the Sinhalese government. The only thing Sinhala rulers have been interested in is co-opting their ‘tamil’ identity to suit their agenda. We need dissidents and critics, but those who can course correct and take tamil peoples’ struggle forward, not these who sit and dine with the sinhala buddhist establishment. The LTTE helped to radicalize tamil politics, nothing that the sinhalese ruling class or its bootlickers or better known as ‘liberals’ will like, lets hope it will pass on to future generations.

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                Dear Thamize
                I am not sure ‘dissidents’ meaning the TNA compositions who started out as Tamil liberators who worked hand in glove with the FP/TULF by eliminating their opponents? so they can be elected in ‘free and fair’ elections to represent Tamils with the mandate? the Sri Lankan law enforcement were unable to contain them in North and East in 1970’s just as people describe the security forces kept a blind eye/turn their faces when the Tamils got slaughtered during race riots who had nothing whatsoever to do with the TNA politics in the first place? The dissidents=liberals=boot lickers =TNA were killed by the LTTE for working with the GOI and GOSL against the LTTE/Tamil course? how you explain this? This activity of people killing each other/radicalised form of justice in the name of Tamil liberation is what you describe as taking the course further by any means? Now this course be assisted by Foreign Military Intervention as Dr Gana thinks? Did we not have this already when same Tamils were looted/savaged/killed/raped by the foreign boots? having created this armed elements in a developing country to solve its own problems un democratically in the first place? I am confused as to what you saying? We as people/non partisan majority of the Nation have the right to object to all this blunders and change course as deemed suitable? If anyone one of you want a separate something (extremism in Tamil/Sinhala/Muslim communities) then please keep wanting so without criminalising others/one Nation hood beliefs is a way forward for the radicalised thoughts and is respected? after all we are all Mother Lankan Children and they are all represented in the parliament too JVP/TNA speaks for the non partisan majorities inclusive nature itself.

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          Our nation is not for discussion as part of Chinese nor Indian security issues just as they are not part of our insecurities even though it is now proven beyond reasonable doubt how we have been played using your duplicity in all you did. I conclude your party has no place in Sri Lankan politics anymore? I guess the opposition position is the GOSL way of returning the love for you for the past 40 years of blunder? Once more kindly elaborate the 90% Tamils are supporting your policies to us all please when you know what your policies are please as now is apparent you have no policies in the interest of the country?? The supporters are the Tamils live in Jaffna? include the Tamils in the rest of country who refused to migrate back to Jaffna not wanting to live with your politics choose to live with the Sinhalese people? Sri Lankan (Indian) Tamils does want to have anything to do with you? Eastern tamils? Tamils in Tamil Nadu? rest of the world Tamil population(if you still do not know how we were all played for profit making by this lot think again I will help you)? Muslims? not so sure about your generalised statements any more please and forgive me for my limitations/ignorance too?.
          Kindly respond to all what I have written in response to your thoughts on the following CT article
          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/jvp-minorities-towards-a-third-way/
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Thiagarajah

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          Please note the in 1970’s several MP’s who joined the government/held ministerial positions from Tamils / Muslims/ Indian Tamils/ Jafnna Hon Mayor under Mrs SWRD facilitated the Jaffna University even with the stress from the JVP I would say is good governance. I was there when the University was opened next to the PM cutting the ribbon with my Father.

          MP’s scope were not about being stuck with one event (in your case Sinhala act/Citizens act etc) over the decades but to address this as part of a much larger scope of delivering justice to their consituents everyday. Infact this work was done by the government departments consistently even without any support base for them locally. Sorry to say you were all bunch of lawyers I guess you have treated this an another on going court case/scope and went about practicing law privately for the rest of your life time. The Suthenthiran daily news did the rest of the scope of hate mongering when these lawyers were not available for spitting venom about Sinhala people. That is why they did not even see the institutionalised racism that existed in the cast form in their own backyards for centuries perhaps? relevant development scope to diversify cottage industries/progress in agriculture, fisheries and so forth?

          It is time for you and your likes to find out what these MP’s did for their electrodes? start leaning from them the basics of Nation building is a way out always opened for you under the democratic path with no conflicts.

          For peace and Reconciliation no Sinhalese/Muslims are ever openly going to sit with you as they have made it clear no acceptable faces available for this activity in the minority representation?? Your actions are further delaying the release of the prisoners/land issues/missing people issues is a fact you need to tell yourself as we all know this already. Time for change Sir.

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          All the f..king Tamils try to say some bullshit, fact is that Ranil A.. hole & the crowd came to office from Tamil votes have been doing all , enabling prabakaran birthday to be celebrated. Ranil F..r won’t last long

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            Lankan,

            You are misunderstanding the elections or you are confused. All the F..King Tamils voted for New King. You, by mistake is thinking Tamils vote for Ranil. In 2015, TNA refused to support Ranil so Chandrika and Sobitha Thero came out with alternate – the New King. If Ranil was the CC in 2015, there would not have been any talk of JVP. They would have called it a quit. In Parliament elections, some Tamils, outside of North East vote to UNP. Last lime Vijayakala won but it is lot of story. Main one is she was below TNA Surest. But PR system knocked him off and install her.

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        JVP was created by the West to attack Sirimawo government and destroyed by the West. Elsewhere it’s mentioned that the early members of JVP involved in the failed Sirimawo kidnap plot.

    • 18
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      Absolutely spot on Hard Truth

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        Rajash

        Did you attend London Maveerar Thinam in London?
        If you haven’t aren’t afraid being treated as traitor?

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          Native I attended in spirit …Maveerar Thinam celebrated all over the world specially the one in Killinochi

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        There was a 5 minute coverage of war heroes remembrance celebration in Sri Lanka in Channel 4 7’oclock news today.

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          By that ex deportee Joniathan Miller…..sour grapes or merely carrying out c4 propaganda?

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            Senior nurse

            Obviously you have not seen the C4 news. Jonathan Miller never mentioned it was Prabakaran’s birthday celebration but said it was a commemoration of the dead. In fact, he stated that it was the LTTE who began the suicide bomber ‘concept’, the use of forced child soldiers in combat & intimidating the diaspora for contributions. It was balanced reporting & was up to the viewer to understand why the average Tamil in Jaffna supported a barbaric leader. In fact, C4 even showed the monument in remembrance of the bus load of Buddhist monks who were massacred by the LTTE, including a brief interview with a monk who survived.

            People of SL are so used to biased reporting that they fail to appreciate real journalism.

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              Somehow, the Western media has to insert this ‘both sides’ argument for the sake of appearing ‘neutral’ disregarding the asymmetry, as if the crimes committed by the state and the ltte are equal. I haven’t seen their news feature, but I hope at least they mention the word ‘Tamil’ to identify the people who are mourning. Other western media has even went to the extent of depoliticizing, de-racializing those who mourn by falling short of identifying them as Tamils but Sri Lankans. The very reason Tamil people are mourning for their dead is because they have rejected this ‘Sri Lankan’ identity imposed on them. Hundreds of thousands were killed for rejecting this identity.

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          Did Ch4 show the image of the fat hero lying in the mud staring at the sky in their 5 minute coverage? The terror queen Isipissi? Nandikal!!! Oh! Nandikal!!!

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            lal loo

            I have had no opportunity to watch C4 however did you watch the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist Duce and psychopath Rohana Wijeweera being tortured and then burned alive at Kanatte?

            I haven’t seen how Premawathi Manamperi was treated for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

            You should demand the state to provide body cameras to the uniformed torturers, rapists, murderers, ……………. so that you could buy those clips at a later date and watch and gratify yourself.

            Nandikadal!!!!!!!
            Cannot remember/forget Kalyani (Kelani) Red River.
            Celebrate that too or the Kanatte.
            Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice.

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          There was ….but it was an odd coverage….it said Rajapakse is back as the PM of Sri Lanka…..there was as yet no coverage of the Political chaos going in Sri Lanka

          …perhaps C4 is doing a special coverage on it?

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      Hard Truth,
      JVP leader was executed and cremated at Kanatte.
      LTTE leader, his family, his comrades – all were shot dead while bearing White Flags. Only his parents were spared.
      The LTTE leader’s body was mutilated and burned on the battle-field.

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        @justice, the JVP leader was not executed. He was shot in his chest but before he died of his wounds (while groaning in pain) they threw him alive in the chamber and burnt him alive. But what happened to his family versus what happened to VP’s family are two different things. Rohana was captured in his estate while living under somebody else’ identity by Hettiarachi and Janaka Perera. VP and family died when they were captured (during battle) by an army rowdy called Jagath Dias and another rowdy called Kamal Gunaratne. If my knowledge is correct, why did VP surrender? Wasn’t he the one who ordered all his cadres to fight and if capture was eminent to commit suicide by biting a cyanide vial? Wasn’t he wearing one? If yes, then why didn’t he use it? Was it one rule for him and one rule for the poor Tamil boys who died? I am asking a reasonable question. I like to read your thoughts on this.

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        justice,

        Don’t talk nonsense. Ask from a man who’s been at the forefront of both conflicts.

        Don’t even in your wildest imagination wish your people would be treated like the JVP was treated.

        To me, the treatment the LTTE received was like a walk in the park compared to what the JVP got.

        When it came to the JVP, we even put down anyone even faintly associated with the JVP. We killed their brothers, sisters, parents, grand parents. Everyone.

        We took their bodies to various crematoriums, woke up the caretaker at the middle of the night and burnt hundreds of bodies per night. One such caretaker, who could no longer bare to see it, gave up family life and ordained as a Buddhist monk.

        In the army we believed at one point that if we were ruthless with the JVP, we had a psychological edge over the LTTE at the Northern front. The message the Army top brass wanted to send was “If we can do this to our own, what can’t we do to you”. In a way, it worked. During the JVP riots, the Northern front was relatively quiet.

        Haven’t you heard of Thrima Vithana’s killing. If not, go ahead and read. Tell us, if any Tamils suffered a similar fate.

        Careful what you wish for. I todate think the LTTE got off lightly compared to the JVP.

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera, in other words we were non-discriminatory in the treatment of Terrorists. I do believe every word that you say. The story of Kataragama Rupasandari is still haunting my mind, especially how she was taken in a public procession totally naked and then shot.
          .
          Those who still remember what the JVP did will never vote for them. I am one of those who witnessed some of the horrors they unleashed on poor defenseless people and I will never support the JVP in any way. The forest may have changed but not the spots of the leopard.

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            But I guess you will vote for the parties (UNP and SLFP) which unleashed state-terrorism on poor defenseless Sinhalese and Tamils, a fact you clearly agree with since you believe ‘every word’ uttered by the Army officer :)

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera

          You have confirmed the allegations of human rights abuses by the army, not only on the LTTE but the JVP & innocent civilians. Your confirmation that the Army acted as the jury, judge & executioner shows the conduct of an undisciplined army right from the top. You lot are just vigilantes, not the security forces a country can be proud of. Your tough talk just reflects the stupidity.

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            “You have confirmed the allegations of human rights abuses by the army, not only on the LTTE but the JVP & innocent civilians.”

            This idiot Shamal Perera has his brains in his foot. He speaks very rudely with full display of his military title and now talking boastfully he has without his conscious knowledge left the secret out that the Sri Lankan military has committed serious human right abuses. He has exposed the military.
            I am sure an military officer is banned from speaking military their military actions with the public.

            He should be arrested by the military. He has muscle but has no brains. That is why he became a military officer otherwise if he had the brains he would have been an Engineer, doctor or a teacher.

            He belongs to the caliber of Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who is now arrested for killing 11 youths after taking ransom money. They are no different to underworld figures, thieves, Kappam gangs and only difference is the uniform.

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          What a human and budhdhist you are, your father should have wasted that dirty sprem down the drain.

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      @ Hard Truth

      Terroists ????
      He he he when someone failed after 50 years of democratic agitation they took up arms .
      You thought Tamils have to tolerate masscare by Sinhalease for generation?No way.

      In the past when your great-grandfather,grand father,father and you during 1983 when you all masscared Tamil your Sinhala Police and Army looked other side.

      LTTE was created by Sinhala Modayas they never jumped from the sky in a day got it?

      What today event show ?
      Still people are there to support their aim .

      When LTTE was at its peak you were hiding under bed hugging your nona ,now coward bark.

      Sinhala card board army couldnt touch them for 30 years but only silenced them with the help of 134 Nations he he he an aritificial ..fake ..borrowed victory but Modayas celebrate.

      East Timor became an independant nation after Indonesian army masscared half of Timor people , thirst for freedom never die today maaveera event is a prove .

      Jayawewa let us Modayas dance for free liquor.

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        Hahahahaha Cholan I was laughing so hard after reading your post it took me a while to settle down and post a coherent reply. Easy buddy, in your rush to attack me you did not seem to have even registered the fact that the gist of my message was that Tamils SHOULD be allowed to commemorate their dead, including LTTE combatants. Whose side are you on mate? If I had not come across Tamils like you before, I would have seriously thought that you are an agent of some hardline Sinhala group, because you are certainly harming the Tamil cause rather than helping it. But sadly, the football matches between the Tamils and Sinhalese have always been decided by who shoots the most same sided goals. Play on :)

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      Hard Truth,
      A great piece of analysis. Even after 9 years of end of war LTTE is the major factor that used to play election games by both SLFP (SLPP) and UNP. We never understand the impact of their game to this country. Devolution of Power is a very common strategy used to solve the problems of diversity (language, religion, race). Every country has adpoted different levels of devolution successfully and they have reached satisfactory development. Unfortunately, this is the only country with greater potenial development went downward. Why??? It is the country Sinhala politicians can easily cheat people with fear of LTTE, if not federalism, if not islamist fundamentalism. Even if Mahinda Rajapakse tells that Pirabharan is coming tomorrow with a big army, majority of the Sinhalese will vote to him today in millions. Will they ask the question that Mahinda said they killed Pirabharan and showed in TV just 9 years before, how can he come with the army? They will not ask this question never but go with the petrol to burn Tamils and butcher them! This is Srilanka!

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      IF the paksayas come, we will know what we can do with VP, LTTE etc etc. And serves us right.

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      Muslims di dnot die. Rishad Bathiuddin and Rauf Hakeem are ganged up this time as Three wheeler party Nationa list MPs need to organize. Because Crooked cnstitution allows it. So, they will fight for Nashirishthan when the next govt comes. Probably, Mangala’s Parent oprganization may provide weapons as the Chinese built colombo port jetty will be run by Ravi KArunanayake’s relative’s warehouse will receive those.

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      Hard Truth I do agree, gagging people can only fuel their sentiments towards whom they consider a person worth remembering.

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        wannihami

        “Hard Truth I do agree, gagging people can only fuel their sentiments towards whom they consider a person worth remembering.”

        Does your dictum apply only to JVP mourners, because they are supposed to be Sinhala/Buddhists?

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      Right now Prabakaran is the least of our problems.

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        Paddy

        “Right now Prabakaran is the least of our problems.”

        However Mahinda needs VP in order to stir up the situation so that he could save his bum by diverting the attention of the people.

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      LTTE Kallathoni terrorists are not Sri Lankans. They are Indians who tried to invade Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka. JVP are native Sri Lankans.
      /
      LTTE was created by MGR, Indira, and then the defense minister of India who was a Tamil.

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        Johnny Baby

        Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka.
        ??
        Why is it Sinhala-Buddhist?

        “then the defense minister of India who was a Tamil.”

        Could you name him or her and the year of their office.

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      Hard Truth
      “Some will say that LTTE tried to divide the country, JVP did not. “
      NO JVP wanted to rule whole country but LTTE wanted to rule only a small part of the country. So LTTE is much much milder in its desires

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      I have plenty of Tamil friends because we all went to school together and played together.

      The knowledgeable and refined Tamils don’t support LTTE.

      They know how LTTE is only a pawn of international public. They have the best shipping network to transport illegal weapons.

      They were created by Indira Gandhi and trained by RAW to defuse the economic threat we had to India at the time. The plan definitely worked.

      With a lot of influence Rajiv Gandhi stopped supporting the LTTE. Now you know why he was killed by LTTE.

      By supporting LTTE you are trying to mislead the young. There will definitely be more bloodshed.

      Learn to atleast respect democracy and the constitution of the country you live in.

      Democracy is designed to support nonviolence and constitution definitely protects the rights of humanity and certain privileges of minorities.

      In the final analysis it’s not between you and them but between you and God.

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        Suranga,
        Sorry, but this dilution is the reason why the problems in the island will never be solved. I do not care about the poorly educated backwater racists from any community, but people like you are obviously cosmopolitan and educated, and think you are being reasonable, but still have fundamental misunderstandings about the ethnic issue.
        First of all, whatever your Tamil friends told you does not reflect what Tamil people think overall because (1) They are presumably Colombo Tamils who have a different set of interests from North-East Tamils (2) more importantly, they probably did not feel they had the space to freely voice their opinion. You might have developed personal rapport with them, but they would not have felt comfortable telling you what they really felt about the ethnic issue. They may have been indeed truthful when they said that they do not like the LTTE, but they might have avoided telling you that they dislike the atrocities of Sri Lankan government even more, and thus agree with what the LTTE fought for, because they cannot live in Colombo after saying such a thing.
        The same applies to the opinions of diaspora Tamils. Many Sinhalese say diaspora Tamils create problems when local Tamils want to live in peace, but the reality is that local Tamils do not feel they have the space to voice their true opinions, whereas diaspora Tamils feel free to say what they really think. It is important for Sinhala intellectuals to understand this aspect.
        The LTTE was definitely trained by Indira who certainly wanted to use them to achieve India’s own goals, but the LTTE was not created by them. It was created by the discriminatory policies of the state, a fact accepted by even Sinhala leaders like Chandrika. Indeed, the eventual rift between India and LTTE happened because India realised LTTE was not amenable to be used as India’s tool.

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      Isn’t the appointment of Mahinda as prime minister a subtle terrorism?

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    can i know who is your jaffna correspondence? come on
    we know your motive CT

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      SEN

      This must have been written by one of anti LTTE anti Hindu ” correspondents” from Jaffna. Can you guess now ?

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        SEN, This is no place to vent your religious hatreds.

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        Sadhu,

        The anti-Hindu and anti-LTTE writing is so hidden that I do not find it. This is objective.

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    Racist Balu Sena, Velusamy Weerawansa, Gammanpillai, Gotler et al. cannot open their filthy mouths as their Mafia leader Mahinda is running the government.

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    These are just symbolic gestures of defiance, which provide an outlet for the frustrations of people who have suffered much and been deprived of justice in many areas; e.g. private lands taken over for commercial activities by the military, military competition in livelihood matters, perpetual political prisoners languishing in prisons purely on suspicion, silence of the government on the issue of missing persons etc. So these people must have some way of protesting no? Some donkeys don’t understand that!

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      If MR had done what he should have done after the war, the people of Jaffna would have been celebrating him instead of VP.

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        Tamil will celebrate when Murderpakse is in international criminal court prison .
        He will have many African head of states as companian inside prison.
        Cheers

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          That will never happen.

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        Taraki

        “If MR had done what he should have done after the war, the people of Jaffna would have been celebrating him instead of VP.”

        That is Sinhala/Buddhism with fascist twist. Every opportunity is being turned into conflict.

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          The Sinhala Buddhists are not fascists, any more than the Tamils are terrorists. Making blanket statements about a race like Cholan, Ajith and other diaspora Tamils do, just diminishes the serious point you are raising.

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            Taraki

            “Making blanket statements about a race like Cholan, Ajith and other diaspora Tamils do, just diminishes the serious point you are raising.”

            Would you kindly revisit your own comments/typing which appeared on CT in the past 5 years.

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              Vedda,

              Skillfully dodged, you should be a politician. But here’s the thing, I can admit hypocrisy, you can’t.

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        Absolute bull shit. NOTHING would have reconciled the Tamils with Rajapaksa.

        Soma

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          somass

          “Absolute bull shit. NOTHING would have reconciled the Tamils with Rajapaksa.”

          Ask MR to accept investigation by independent authority on war crimes, own up, apologize/say sorry/beg mercy, ………. and move on. Has he tried this long route to Nibbana?

          Tell him he cannot posphone Karma indefinitely.
          Also tell him “The Truth Will Set Him Free, But First It Will Piss Him Off”
          – Gloria Steinem? Joe Klaas?
          – Anne Kristine Stuart?
          -David Icke? Bill Cosby?
          -Erin Brockovich?
          -Anonymous?

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    What I gather is that this year the commemorative celebration is has been widespread and void any reluctance seen in the previous occasions – people have just expressed their frustration towards the Srisena’s behavior, – at their best level – commemorating a person who brought all the rulers of this country – to talk to them……..after series of repeated deceiving, and it had happened yet again for minorities!

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    Govt and its armed forces could arrest anyone , detain in unknown undergrounds, torture, assault sexually, rape and throw grenade into victims vagina, drop bombs on schools hospitals markets, and kill murder and bury in unknown mass graves. But the hard truth is ” seeing a sea of people gathering to celebrate” will go on forever because the ideals and urge for their rights cannot be killed by state terrorism.

    These ” English educated correspondents ” were once accusing the LTTE when it was alive and active, that people were attending their meetings and other gatherings in thousands OUT OF FEAR. Now LTTE is no more yet ” a sea of people are gathering” . How is that possible correspondents ?

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      First it was a bash on anti-Hindus. Now it is on the English Educated by someone who reads English.
      Venting frustrations.

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    What it tells is people die, but their thirst in the heart for liberation doesn’t die. It lives general after generation.
    The Sinhala Government’s upheaval today is about the liberation of Tamils. On Feb,4th 1948, by mistake Don Stephen understood, under the name of “Soulbury Constitution” British Government had written a Deed of Slavery of Tamils to him and had handed them over to him. After getting freedom, it seems his very first deed was maneuvering of deporting Tamils; Second was wedging between Tamils and Muslims with MMDA. From that on ward Sinhala governments didn’t have time to improve the social standing of the people, economic wellbeing of the people, but all the 70 years they have spent on slavering, subjugating and denying justice for Tamils. Then they justified all their crimes as there was a reason for that and triumphantly sought impunity locally and out of the country. In 2009 a war criminal and his acolytes made genocide on Tamils with the name of eliminating Terrorism. In fact he thought he is becoming a modern Sinhala Emperor by committing unlimited murders against a deprived race’s protest and agitations for liberty. From 1948, by refusing to provide the needed social growth Island’s citizen needed, they converted people into racial beasts and made them to believe these praying are true means of living and the manifestation of civilization which was gifted to their land permanently by the virtue of Buddhism.

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    But the unearned victory & and the seeing of their leaders pompous, Lamborghini living style has aroused a different Buddhism, in the minds of the people, the ultimate greed. People are demanding more than their land can provide. The extravagant leaders are not able to enjoy their swindled wealth and go ahead with dream life because the demand from the people who had formed hope of receiving a share on the swindled wealth and on the opposite side by the demand for the justice on the crimes they committed to the oppressed ones.
    The earlier leaders’, like Don Stephen or Solomon West Dias Ridgeways, minuscule mentality and their backward selfish nature prevented them from understanding the world they were living has now allured the Sinhala nation into this quagmire. Entrenching into this deep, as we said earlier, has taken them 70 years. Beyond the complex cocoon the leaders have woven over them, their successful mind training of the people has prevented a genuine, strong demand from people to come to leaders to exit out of this. Yahapalanaya government, which was helped to form by the International Community to release it out of this morass, for the last four year, thinking it is acting smarter than past smart leaders, but dug deeper into the cave.
    Ranil Wickremesinghe & Maithripala Sirisena, on whom the International Community and the oppressed minorities had put their last hopes, while were behind the walls secretly quarrelling within them in troubled butterfly life marriage, they from the beginning jointly planned and deceived the entire world who put faith on these traitors. When Ranil visited to North, the missing person mothers fell on his feet and begged to help them find their loved ones. That is last form of begging known to Tamils. Falling on the feet! But when they returned to South them gleefully declared that they had defeated the international justice mechanisms and celebrated each other victory on stage after stage.

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    March 2019 is around the corner. They need to submit an account of all their reconciliation activity in Geneva. They are struggling to wake up from their butterfly life and trying to wipe the eyes to wade off the 70 years long slumped. In their blurred eyes they are seeing their false promises of “I saved you & you saved me” are evaporating. They are confused whether they should turn on each other and war for the disappointment or again collaborate and launch a war on IC. Ranil is no longer sure he can save the war criminals. Opposition trying to pushing him away thinking if they grab the power they can save themselves with the help of China. Time is running out- that is their feeling for the rush they are exhibiting.
    One month has passed on the attempted coup. They appear to be united again and they appear to be divided more than ever too. The two ways – a disoriented, tumult cooptation among them to save them and strong feeling of competition of never dying greed for the power- are besetting their minds. But the Tamils plight originated in the Middle of Mountain by the biggest betrayal of notorious Don Stephen is still burring in North East. The parents and relatives lost their loved ones lighting lamps with tears dripping from melting hearts, sans oil, are hoping the justice will come in the form of their guardian goddess Kannagi and knock on the tyrant Kingdom’s door hooting loud:
    வாயி லோயே வாயி லோயே
    அறிவறை போகிய பொறியறு நெஞ்சத்து
    இறைமுறை பிழைத்தோன் வாயி லோயே
    இணையரிச் சிலம்பொன் றேந்திய கையள்
    கணவனை யிழந்தாள் கடையகத் தாளென்று
    அறிவிப் பாயே அறிவிப் பாயே, என
    (Guard of the thoughtless, heartless, injustice king, inform the king that the widow of the murdered innocent have come seeking justice for her beloved husband)

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    Hopefully the Tamil people in Jaffna do not require another war and a different country.
    I’m sure they are more intelligent than that and they only want to be pure Sri Lankan and one day they want a Tamil person to be the president of this great country.

    I would like to see a Tamil person to be the first astronaut in Sri Lanka and I heard the people in Jaffna are very educated.

    Hope they only need education and success and good living.

    If some one asks for war in this island he will definitely get it immediately.
    Cos we are third world and extremely violent and currepted and isolated and low bending.
    Tamil Sinhala Muslim every one here.
    So behave your self and be safe.

    What I would suggest is read a book whenever you have a free time. Instead of wasting time on celebrating terrorism.

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      nuke war heads Badly needed, and it is long overdue

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      If you Sinhalese can go around celebrating genocide and ethnic cleaning of Tamils by the Sinhalese state and armed forces , the worst form of terrorism , holding military parades, lighting fireworks and holding street parties, why cannot Tamils celebrate their war heroes who tried to defend us from Sinhalese state terrorism? Fernando? This means you are so called Sinhalese who is of recent South Indian Tamil origin now calling Tamils terrorist? Muslim in Sri Lanka, other than the Malay and Borah are all Tamils by ethnicity , pretending to be of Arab/Moor ethnicity for political and economic benefits. They are traitors and backstabbers , especially their politicians and elite, using their religion and a fake origin and history , to destroy their own ethnicity , language and culture, What has religion got to do with ethnicity? Only in Sri Lanka due to dirty politics and to divide and rule the island’s Tamils on the basis of religion, origin, region and caste has a religion practiced by certain sections of the island’s Tamils has become an ethnicity and to justify this a fake Arab/Moor origin has been created , that they hardly have. in neighbouring India Bengali Muslims are called Bengali, Tamil Muslims the ancestors of these Sri Lankan Muslims are called Tamils, Malayalee Muslims Malayalee

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        SIVA
        I don’t know mate. Your brain process all rubbish it seems.

        You talk about arabs moors and Malay.
        Please tell me wtf.

        One word for you homie
        The power of turning a backstabber to a back massager is the kindness.
        Be kind to everyone and see how it goes.

        Stop pointing fingers.

        Do something to improve your people and our people and bring food to all our plates.
        Bring success and good living.

        I know Siva you can do it.

        Come to Colombo and be the chief of our central bank because foreigners taking your place and robbing it.

        I see you have very good knowledge about people and religions.
        But do you know about your self and what you can do to improve all of us.

        Develop Sri Lanka

        Support please .

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        Dear SSS I asked one clarity a while ago when you kindly made comments on whatever I said then. I am still waiting for a very simple loving answer for a very simile loving question – how many Sri Lankan refugees are given Indian Citiuzenship / Permanent Residency since they landed in Tamil Nadu since late 70’s as refugees please. We know they were looked after well by the TN state government thank you. However I really love to know how many Indian politicians / TNA politicians have campaigned for this funadamental human rights issue? I have never read or heard anything on this critical matter and forgive my ignorance?

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      Please Fornando when you say please read people will opt out to read more of the New Suthenthiran we are all doomed Bro. Is a must some undergraduate student in journalism from one of our universities/psychiatrist/social studies experts should review this paper from inception and make some recommendation to Mr Sumanthiran how to be progressive in reporting even the party politics…. to positively impact the young minds…..please do not encourage reading this until then for god sake:). Please pick up the 1972/1974/1981 publications and see the vile stuff/celebrations when Hon Jaffna Mayor was killed/My Father was killed in cold blood. This is not my Culture/Language/Religion/Heritage & mercy pls. TQ

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    What is terrorism? LTTE, JVP and the like who fight for common interest against abuse of authority by the people in power called the terrorist. Then what you call the Honourable men in Power using their authority for personal ends? Even the UN does not define what is terrorism. It is only a”Brand Name” You take it or leave it as you like.

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      “Terrorism is killing, maiming, destroing property belonging to innocent third party civilians in furtherance of a political objective.”

      Soma

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        somass

        Thank you for your clarification however will you now define State Terrorism and state sponsored riots.

        When would it be convenient for you to start the next large scale riot? Rajapaksa needs one immediately to save his bum.

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          NV

          “Thank you for your clarification however will you now define State Terrorism and state sponsored riots.”

          Terrorism is terrorism. whoever is the perporator. Fullstop.

          Reminds me of 1983, Jaffna Library and 1989. The reason why Tamils and JVP always defend UNP.

          Soma

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            somass

            So you conveniently forgot 1956, 1958, 1961, 1971, 1972, 1974, …………………………

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              Dear NV

              What are 1961, 1971, 1972, 1974???? Love to learn.

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    I think both side failed miserably
    I remember a lesson I learned during my elementary school day
    “Good and bad don’t come from others”
    1st ~30 years both sides politicians
    Pretended solving national problems
    and miserably failed
    Next ~30 years military solution was tried by both sides
    After~60 years back again getting ready to start the next cycle
    I hope these fools learn from their own mistakes
    Self determination can not be given
    By someone to anyone
    It is a way of life that can’t be stopped by any one either
    First try to define what you want to be
    And develop your own education ,language ,,economy and culture
    Become self sufficient, don’t depend on others .It may take some time to reach but not 30years definitely not 60 years
    Active obstacles to these programs to be removed by equal and opposite reactions not excess or inadequate methods
    Fools learn from their own experiences and the wise from others’

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    Dear Author and all participants,
    Sri Lanka has been famous for terrorism more than any other Country in the world. Why? You all will understand how the Parliamentarians are supposed to behave. While all other Asian Countries endeavored to advance and develop their Countrymen, Sri Lankan Leaders were notoriously ruining their own Country. The result is now they have come under scrutiny and getting divided by the international community! Do they worry at all? As long as the politicians benefit with the competition created by them among other opportunist Countries they still continue to be notorious even inside the main center for Constitution making! So how will their Parliament define terrorism?

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    PAbakaran we miss you.

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      We understand why you celebrate prabakaran and we sorry about what happened.

      As a singhalese we promise that we will be there for you for everything and support you.
      We really want all of you.

      I went to Jaffna last week and was in tears when I saw how nice they were to me and treated me with kindness and respect.

      Bless them all.

      For your information I’m a person without paresnts or relatives or a wife or a house.
      Have a small business and I make little money and I really like some one treating me kind and nice.

      I’m all human

      We are so sorry if we did bad to our Tamil brothers and sisters.
      Cos you are my people and I will be next prabakaran if someone try to take the piss again.

      Wish you all the best
      And thank you for being nice.

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        Fernando,

        A really heart warming message, buddy.

        However, not all Sinhalese are like you. Not all Tamils are like the people who treated you nicely, either.

        In 1983, the absolute majority of the Sinhalese did not like the Tamils being attacked. Many of them in fact risked their own lives to help the Tamils. Only a very small number of Sinhalese, often thugs or those with political motives attacked Tamils. Nevertheless, the end result was that many Tamils got killed, raped, looted. The majority of the Sinhalese who are well meaning could not save Tamils (or could not save many of the Tamils).

        Because, most Sinhalese would not become ‘Prabakaran’, as you say you will, to protect Tamils. Most humans know right from wrong, but will not risk themselves on behalf of what is right. They will shake their heads, sigh, criticize the perpetrators in the local coffee shop, eat rice and go to bed. As they are doing right now with regards to the constitutional crisis.

        So what, do you think, is the solution?

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      JD

      “PAbakaran we miss you.”

      If you want to be with him all you have do is ask the National Hangman Dr Go.

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    Sinhalese no problems with tamils. Majority of tamils wants to have a peaceful life. The celebration of birth day of Praba was done by few. They done that to create problems against Sinhalese. Every body knows what LTTE done to SL for 30 years. The LTTE supporters have taken the advantage of current SL political situation. . They know MR not going to do anything at moment. Do not worry , it will change soon. Any way remind you the difference between LTTE and JVP. The LTTE was the most the feared terorriset outfit in the world ( suicide bombers, well trained people with latest weapons, etc).. JVP was there to capture government with few weapons and lasted only few months.. Do not compare damage done by LTTE and JVP. It will be joke.
    No body in SL wants JVP now and there will not be LTTE again. SL government will not let it happen again. Every body who writes for LTTE ,you can day dream .

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      Yes, you had no problems with the Tamils that from the time of independence you discriminated them , made half of them stateless and forcibly deported them to India , a strange land to them on the basis that they are of recent Indian origin, strange when half the so called Sinhalese population itself is of recent South Indian origin , the only difference was these people spoke Tamil and the other Sinhalese. You then turned on the indigenous Tamils from the north and east and stole their lands, denied them language rights , education and employment and when they peacefully protested , the Sinhalese state , armed forces, police , thugs and criminals unleashed violence on them , destroyed their homes, businesses, lives , killed and raped them with impunity . This is why the LTTE was born to fight state sponsored Sinhalese terrorism on the island’s Tamils that was conducted by the Sinhalese state , brain washed Sinhalese people, establishment, armed forces and police. Tamil fighting against a racist Sinhalese state that was killing them , committing genocide , ethnic cleansing and all sorts of atrocities on them like raping torturing and using chemical weapons on them , to defend Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and a Mahavamsa story that is largely a myth is not terrorism for you but Tamils fighting against it is . Shows your racist mindset. Sinhalese have no problems against Tamils! They had no problems against Tamils that they commited genocide , ethnic cleansing and war crimes on them with impunity , whilst the world watched and got away with it. They have reduced the island’s Tamil population from around 28% in 1948 to 16% . No problems indeed. Seems you are suffering from some form of amnesia or denial.

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      charly

      “Every body knows what LTTE done to SL for 30 years. “

      Do they also know what the undemocratic state and its crooked/racist politicians have done to the country and its people over the last 70 years?

      “Do not compare damage done by LTTE and JVP.”

      I take it JVP never killed people nor it destroyed economy, livelihood, peace, …………………… never terrorised the entire country. Good If true now our historians have to rewrite the history and add this piece to Mahawamsa.

      ” and there will not be LTTE again. SL government will not let it happen again. “

      Do you think Sri Lankan state could or is able to stop similar organisations popping up in this island without outside support, given the situation where 225 MPs (or whatever) cannot keep peace inside the parliament.

      Before reaching out to this forum with your advice, speculation, warning perverted perceived selective history I suggest you better have a few words with the hooligans who ransacked the parliament dragging the country into a unnecessary conflict.
      Do you have any sane words for them?

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      Dear Charles, What you said is cool. Tamil youths are same as Sinhala youths this is self evident since 70’s as they were misused by the national and international players -Easily manipulated and is the same world over.

      Sinhala masses same as the Tamil Masses because the daily need to survive is very challenging and we deliver nothing to change that as you have described so well.

      For example It is the TNA rather the FP, TULF is flawed and allowed all this to happen as the excuses were plenty provided by the GOSL over time. They have indeed capitalised on that…….nothing whatsoever to do with the Tamil rights. it is just a vehicle…….the 1977, 1983 riots how these people exposed innocent Tamils to thugs are just a good example….plenty more we know.

      As long as we allow parties with race/religion/language names/agendas we are doomed. We can not discuss anything known to human intelligent normally……..anything others do I do not agree I will kill is the interpretation of the democracy for this parties….who have no business in a democratic country. Got to go.

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    all these Tamil threats come from Western countries. We know these threats made in the West. We know who they are. They are seeking their own end

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      jayt

      “We know these threats made in the West. We know who they are. “

      Did you mean neck slicing Major Priyankara Fernando, Channa Masala Jayasumana, HLD M, ……………. ?

      Of course the threat always comes from within not from outside.
      Look at the parliament, a remanence of colonial rule, which could not quietly run its own businesses, it is threatened by your own bogus war hero, not Western Countries, nor LTTE.

      Are you a descendant of mythical Kumbakarna?

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    If the events in the north and east vs. the south doesn’t tell you anything about how divided this island is, then I don’t know what else does. People have gathered, not for upholding the ‘constitution’ of the country, but to remember those who have fought against this very state. The north and east is like a different country under military occupation. This is an act of resilience despite intimidation from the military and law enforcement arm of the state.

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    Sri Lanka is facing a crisis triggered by decades of communal Politics.It is high time to rethink and unite to build our country .Else we will face the fate of Zimbabwe.Look at Singapore and Malaysia how they parted and doing well .Look at federal states world over how they are able to prosper on the foundation of unity in diversity. Unless there is unity of all racial religious and linguistic groups Sri Lanka will never regain its paradise lost.Politicians have ruined the country due to wrong people with hidden agendas getting into Parliament.Let us wake up to build Sri Lanka finding a solution to the problems that causes disunity.It can be under any name you may call it but the need of the hour is united we stand divided we fall adhering to Buddhist teachings – Buddham Sharanam Gachcham

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    he must be watching from above and enjoying all this.

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    Both, the JVP and LTTE insurrections were really bad. It took the country back many decades of meaningful development and fanaticism creeping in at all levels. To curtail means to give more credence to the event and likely to become bigger.
    What were the causes for these insurrections? Lack of visionary leadership across the races and bad policies and politics were the primary reasons. Even to date, this barely understood. See what is happening with the President, the PMs, the Constitution and the Parliament. The mass need to wake up and chuck the hooligan politicians out ; elect learned person into politics. Otherwise be in the wilderness for many decades to come.

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      The real problem is not learned politicians in the parliament – some of the biggest blunders were made by these learned politicians – but sinhala buddhist hegemonic chauvinism. Please call a spade a spade instead of beating around the bush – this is the problem with liberals. The Tamils have been calling ever since independence to share/decentralize power but all ruling sinhala classes have been interested in consolidating their power instead and they have been wooing on the sinhala masses to do so – hence, all these years of ethnic violence. The JVP was born out of neoliberal policies of sinhala ruling class and sinhala chauvinism helped to mask the underlying issues. It won’t be too long before this national security state that they nurtured will crush them – the PTA/CTA along with deep militarization will be used against dissidents. In short, this Sinhala Buddhist hegemonic state will always have crisis brewing and will not be sustainable – it will use force, like it does in North and East, to assert itself over the people.

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    Killing Pabakaran is a War crime. LTTE, Cluster bombs and multi-barrels were the solution to the Tamil national question.

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    Sri Lankan govt discrminates Tamils. Tamils should be allowed to self-immolate and their love to Pabakaran

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    Tamils may see VP as a hero.

    But the reality is he is seen as a terrorist who led a terrorist movement

    VP paved the way for the total rejection of the separatist campaign nationally and internationally.

    except for some thrill seekers such as Channel 4 uk

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      Colombo Man

      Millions of voters supported Mahinda, another bogus war hero.

      Why not a few who have lost their kith and kin to this stupid war which nobody won except the merchant of death, politicians, state functionaries, agents of war economy, ….. of course the clan?

      The people who remember their kith and kin who fought for LTTE need to openly grieve their losses. They knew them only by an identity which was given to their sons, husbands, brothers, fathers, …. friends by the LTTE/VP.

      “except for some thrill seekers such as Channel 4 uk”

      Have you ever met or spoken to the mothers who lost their sons, husbands, ……between 1987 and 1990 who are still grieving in the south? I don’t think they are thrill seekers.

      Your perversion stops you from thinking about and empathising with the victims and their families.

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        Dear Vedda,
        Can any body disagree that VP had a part for the grievances of Tamil Mothers and Fathers, sisters and brothers who lost their kith and kin?

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          Colombo Man

          Your hypocrisy is shining through even brighter than your perversion.

          Reread my comment.

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            VP is the Hypocrite and Pervert not me
            Thanks
            It is a pity that you people cannot comprehend that

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              Colombo Man

              I am not going to antagonise you with your own hypocrisy and unmitigated guilt.

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      You may see VP as terrorist , like all Sinhalese racists do but Tamils do not. To us he tried to liberate from Sinhalese state terrorism and failed due to bad policies We see the Sri Lankan state, Rajapakse and all Sinhalese politicians , Sinhalese people , the Sri Lankan armed forces . police and government as terrorist, that has openly taken part in the discrimination , genocide, ethnic cleansing and war crimes on the island’s Tamil population from the time of independence. Tamils should file a case against Britain for leaving them in such a position at the hands of Sinhalese racists and war criminals in 1948. When the British arrived the Tamil lands were separate from the Sinhalese lands and were even ruled separately as different colonies by the Portuguese and the Dutch. The British for their own convenience united the Tamil lands with the Sinhalese lands in 1833 and created a new colony called Ceylon and the capital Colombo. They later gave the western and north western coast north of Colombo . large parts of Puttalam district and parts of east ThambanKadavai now called Tamankaduwa and north east the Padavi Kulam area now called Padaviya that was all Tamil then to the Sinhalese . Anything that the Sinhalese claimed as theirs was given to them. What was later declared as the Tamil North and East were the lands that the Sinhalese had no claim whatsoever. In 1948 when the British left , they should have divided the country as they found or created a federal setup with Tamil rights protected. They did nothing of this sort but created some law by Lord Soulbury that did not have adequate protection , and this little protection for the Tamil minorities was immediately removed by the Sinhalese . The British left the Tamils at the mercy of the Sinhalese racists and gave the hapless Tamils and their lands on platter to the Sinhalese racists. Yet these Sinhalese racist keep on repeating the lie that the British favoured the Tamils.

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    That is why I always say a federal Sri Lanka will need huge military resources to keep it federal.
    What I see in the flags is the picture of Perumal , not of Prabakaran.
    Prabakaran is dead and gone but Perumal is alive and kicking.
    _
    Soma

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      somass

      “That is why I always say a federal Sri Lanka will need huge military resources to keep it federal.”

      Let Hindia do the worrying.
      The country should be worrying about how to stop hooligans, running and ruining the Parliament.

      You should be worrying about planning and starting the next ethnic riot and plans should be put in place to blame the victims, the minorities.
      Perhaps your family need to go for a huge shopping trip. This could be the next big shopping since 1983 for your wife and family.

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    So far not even a single Sinhalese blogger has commentated or condemned the state sponsored Sinhalese racism and war crimes that was committed on the island’s Tamil population, that is still continuing unhindered , that gave birth to the LTTE , when all other forms of civil and non violent forms of protest against Sri Lankan state racism and discrimination against the Tamils and to obtain just Tamil rights failed. The state sponsored pogrom in 1983 and the deliberate burning of the Jaffna library by the Sinhalese state that was the oldest and largest in Asia at that time and had ancient ola documents proving the antiquity of the Tamil people in the island , was the last straw. To add insult to injury the then racist president JR Jayawardene , whose Tamil ancestors migrated from South India in 1700s , came just like the Badnaranicke’s and AthulathMudali’s came on the national Television and openly sympathised with the Sinhalese for the inconvenience caused to them by these riots but not a single word of sympathy or empathy towards the island’s Tamils whose homes and businesses were burnt, looted by Sinhalese/Muslim backstabber thugs and criminals, The Sri Lankan Armed forces and Police whom the state organised to do commit all these atrocities. What do they expect the Tamils to do, not rise up against all these atrocities that the Sinhalese state and people have committed on them from independence and are still continuing? The Sinhalese are silent about these acts, as most of them are happy and agree with this and are angry that the Tamils are reacting to this , as in their minds , this what the Tamils deserve and this is their place , so why are they reacting , protesting and fighting for their rights , as they are receiving just what they deserve. Just like what most whites thought in Apartheid South Africa.

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      Mr. Rohan
      Once I was in the audience of Lakshman Kadiragamer where he repeatedly emphasised that nothing , absolutely nothing , WHATEVER is the injustice you are faced with , to gain a country or to defend your motherland no one is entitled to resort to TERRORISM for terrorism is killing and maiming INNOCENT THIRD PARTY CIVILIANS.
      You may remember that FBI classified LTTE as the most ruthless terrorist organisation ever. What you are celebrating in Jaffna is killing and maiming Sinhala civilians , border area poorest of poor villagers totally unmindful of the innocent Tamil civilians, Tamil political leaders and Tamil intellectuals killed by LTTE.
      This is Tamil mentality in full naked display.
      This is an instructive event for the Sinhalese.
      Mr Rohan , as one commentator said, for every Prabakaran there will be a Rajapaksa.

      Soma
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        Soma,

        If the Tamils are killing Sinhalese, then why do you want to take their responsibility? Why don’t you let them go alone? You can be in peace. At least recommend to your government publicly in this web site the Federal Solution, which is Lankawe Supreme Court has ruled as well within the JR’s 6th amendment.

        After Old Royals killing Kathirgamar and Ranil have suppressed the family’s call to carry a sincere investigation, now you should go to hell and meet Kathirgamar there to see what his opinion is about LTTE and Old Royals. Do you know Ambassador Blake in his time had repeatedly pointed 5 murder cases and insisted that Lankawe government has to investigate? Isn’t one of them is Kathirgamar’s case? Even the GEPII failed to make it to go.

        “You may remember that FBI classified LTTE as the most ruthless terrorist organisation ever “ You can depend on FBI classification but CIA listed Old Royals, even very recently, in their yearly report as killing innocents, raping women and murdering journalists. Why don’t you want to take it seriously? After the man responsible of FBI rating of LTTE Rohan Gunaratna was punished by the Canadian Court, in 2016, the Brooklyn Federal Court Judge said “There is no point in keep these young social service kids in prison. Now we have come to know what has happened there.” Is that not something interesting for you. Leave that all, but America brought the Resolution to investigate the Old Royals governments War Crimes. Do you want to respect American call and the Resolution implemented. Tell your Sinhala Buddhist parliamentarians to stop bickering go back to work and prepare a report to submit in March 2019.

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        Yes you will love that Tamil quisling, traitor and the pet poodle of the Sinhalese. He had great aspirations of becoming the president of the country and lied to the international community about the plight of his own people and did immense damage to them and their just struggle for human rights. He was finally killed by his Sinhalese masters for whom he toiled hard for in the vain hope of being rewarded the presidency. His killing conveniently blamed on the LTTE. This Tamil traitor decrying the Tamil struggle for justice and calling it terrorism , would have sounded sweet to a Sinhalese racist for you. Did this traitor also acknowledge the truth about Sinhalese state terrorism and war crimes that has been committed on all the island’s Tamils and condemn it? As nothing justifies this Sinhalese state terror on the island’s Tamils quoting a Mahavamsa comic book. This Sinhalese state terror gave birth to the LTTE and the so called Tamil terror that you Sinhalese love to call, whilst being silent about your Sinhalese state sponsored terror that is still continuing on the Tamils , as you love this and condone it. What the LTTE did was child’s play and they were responsible for only around 5% or less of the killings and terror perpetuated on the civilians. 95% or more of the killings and terror was perpetuated by the Sri Lankan state and armed forces and 99% of their victims were and still are innocent Tamil civilians . You Sinhalese love to play the victim when you are the aggressors and started all this with your genocidal behaviour. Trying to quote what that third rate quisling will not wash. No Tamil respects that useless third rate man. Sinhalese love him as he was a quisling and their poodle who barking to their bidding.

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        Soma,

        Some thoughts on your comments. After all, you are a Sinhala Buddhist apologist and hardliner.

        FBI/USA deals with matters within the U.S. It was the State Dept
        that came about with this “ruthless terrorist organisation” tag.

        Kadirgamar – now a firm favourite of Sinhala nationalists for many years after he returned from Switzerland tried to enter politics in Jaffna. Problem was he had no base there. Besides he could neither speak or write Tamil. Neelan introduced him later to CBK and from then began his political career. As to “Terrorism” – as a brilliant lawyer, he knew the nuances of the terms and realised the State also can play the game with much deadly effect under this label. The much dreaded PTA, which was goldmine was thousands in the Police, Army and the Forces serving in Tamil ares is a product of the worst form of Terrorism. GoSL has pledged to international organisations to remove it from the Statute years ago. It has continued to renege on this pledge and has been severely censured for this in Geneva. Now even Sinhalese are beginning to see it is an instrument of oppression used against them as well.

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    Without the help of 14 countries, SLA would not have defeated LTTE. It is a world known fact If it was a one to one straight fight Everyone knows the outcome. The war helped Kamal to write a big book of rubbish and earn some money supported by Gota who shared the income. Even after 9 years after the war, Sri Lankan government is scared of LTTE. UN defines a Liberation movement and Terrorist organization

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      Why couldn’t the LTTE get international support?

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    Mr. Rohan
    Once I was in the audience of Lakshman Kadiragamer where he repeatedly emphasised that nothing , absolutely nothing , WHATEVER is the injustice you are faced with , to gain a country or to defend your motherland no one is entitled to resort to TERRORISM for terrorism is killing and maiming INNOCENT THIRD PARTY CIVILIANS.
    You may remember that FBI classified LTTE as the most ruthless terrorist organisation ever. What you are celebrating in Jaffna is killing and maiming Sinhala civilians , border area poorest of poor villagers totally unmindful of the innocent Tamil civilians, Tamil political leaders and Tamil intellectuals killed by LTTE.
    This is Tamil mentality in full naked display.
    This is an instructive event for the Sinhalese.
    Mr Rohan , as one commentator said, for every Prabakaran there will be a Rajapaksa.

    Soma
    .

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    NV

    “Thank you for your clarification however will you now define State Terrorism and state sponsored riots.”

    Terrorism is terrorism. whoever is the perporator. Fullstop.

    Reminds me of 1983, Jaffna Library and 1989. The reason why Tamils and JVP always defend UNP.

    Soma

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      somass

      So you conveniently forgot 1956, 1958, 1961, 1971, 1972, 1974, …………………………

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    What benefits have our inhabitants received from those Two Terrorist Campaigns ?..

    Mr Pirahaparan , although made 80.000 war Widows ( UN & Diaspora Estimtes) he also helped 1 Million Tamils to become residents in the West..

    Pirahaparan also made the TNA the most powerful political force in Srilnaka today.
    With the overseas Tamil Community who are some of the most wealthy and politically influential in the West among all ethnic communities specially from South Asia and Africa, TNA is on the verge of creating a Tamil Homeland in Srilanka.

    Mr Wij eweera didn’t produce any war widows because he only preyed on young Girls and Boys who weren’t that smart.
    He decimated a whole generation of them in Three tranches ,amounting to may be e 30 or 40 thousand young lives..
    They made those offerings to both SLFP and UNP..

    In return no one got Visas to settle in plum place in the world.
    Except some of Wijewwera’s war Comrades who took refuge in Hindia…
    Politically their Party never gained any clout, because they always wanted to take our poor naive Sinhala people to Cuba..
    It was Just opportunistic Politics to win seats .

    Now the Leader whom Wijeweera produced is a lackey of the UNP.
    after accepting a bundle of Ruppiahs from Dr Ranil..

    Mr Piraharan certainly worth remembering and holding celebrations on that basis.
    No wonder Wijeweera doesn’t get a mention even on his Birthday…
    Wonder whether JVP Prince organizes at least a Heal Dana ( Breakfast Offering ) to the Monks in Wijewwera’s old Village on his Birthday?……

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “What benefits have our inhabitants received from those Two Terrorist Campaigns ?..”

      You should be asking the defense secretaries, tri service chiefs, defense ministers, their functionaries an important question, how much commission/bribes/backhanders/santhosam have they received from suppliers since 1971 from running a war economy in addition to the income ransom market, …………..

      If there weren’t Two Terrorist Campaigns we would not have 1000 of generals, 10,000 Brigadiers, ……………………………. enjoying a colonial life style with feudal mindset.

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    its a non sense article
    tamil never celebrate their dead ones
    its part of their ritual , to grieve the dead/lost one (EX:aandu thuvasam – annual ritual tamils do every year to grieve ,and offer food and ritual to their deities)
    nothing to celebrate
    I think article has a motivation
    Every human being deserve to grieve for their lost one
    let them to do
    Resistance bring revolution
    we done it and now we all feel it

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