16 December, 2018

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Deport Brigadier Fernando: TNA Joins Diaspora Furore

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has joined 10 foreign-based Tamil diaspora organizations in demanding that Boris Johnson, MP and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs ‘to declare the Sri Lankan military attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando a “Persona Non Grata” for committing serious offences under British Law, abusing diplomatic immunity in the UK and committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka and therefore to curtain his leave to remain in the UK.’

Leader of the TNA R. Sampanthan

The letter has been signed by representatives of the following diaspora organizations apart from the TNA: British Tamil Conservatives (BTC), British Tamil Forum (BTF), Global Tamil Forum (GTF), International Centre for the Prevention and Prosecution of Genocide (ICPPG), Tamils Coordinating Committee (TCC-UK), Tamils for Labour, Tamil Friends of the Liberal Democrats, Tamil Information Centre (TIC), Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and Tamil Solidarity.

This follows Fernando making a throat-slitting gesture towards protestors demonstrating outside the Sri Lanka mission in London on the country’s Independence Day.

While the UK High Commission in Colombo had lodged a protest with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon which the Government was to recall Fernando, President Maithripala Sirisena revoked the decision.

To read the full text of the letter click here

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    Sambandan, while holding the position of Leader of Opposition of Sri Lanka has all of a sudden trying to talk of the violation of British law in their territory. If Mr. Sambandan, like a gentleman, resigned his position in Parliament then his stand is clear cut. Then we can interpret that there was some wounding of Tamil pride and the British law is being made a scapegoat to make things even. In my view the Foreign Ministry was right from a tactical point of view and MY3’s conduct is explained by the considerations of his own life. But all this now has caused a tilt in the balance of the Yahapalana Government because Sambandan’s had a role in supporting the existence of this Government. Leave diplomatic protest notes aside. If the British Police failed to clear a blockade to our mission there what happens if there is a similar blockade of the British Mission here and the Sri Lankan Police fails to clear it? Long before there was a show of muscular strength or gesticulations on the part of the of a Defence attache the Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner too should have requested the British Authorities to clear the road. Obviously the British Police would fail to do so and from that point on wards to work on diplomatic and tit for tat tactics. Now the most sensible thing is to recall every staff member of the Sri Lankan Mission in UK to come back for consultations and be here in Sri Lanka for some time.

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      Good Sense

      I couldn’t make any sense of your typing.
      Bear with me I am bit thick.

      Is Sambandan guilty of projecting rude/threatening hand gesture while officially representing this island in the UK in his capacity as Defense Attache?

      If he is guilty then the parliament must meet immediately and impeach him. Why don’t you demand your local MP to prepare resolution to impeach Sam, like the one Dr Mahinda (LLD + PhD x 3) got his donkeys to pass against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake?

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        Dear Mr. NV,
        Oh! God! Do you expect me to deal with a set of politicians to make representations? The more you don’t meet them the better, because they only know to deliver for themselves. The sense of my typing is that Sambandan is enjoying every perk from Sri Lanka as the Leader of the Opposition (who enjoys the benefit of a Cabinet Minister) at the expense of the tax payer’s money and yet talk of implementing the laws of a Foreign Country to the extent creating a diplomatic row. If he is indeed representing the feelings of the Tamil people and even to the extent of giving up loyalty to Sri Lanka then first give up the perks that he is enjoying from Sri Lanka and be a true representative of the cause. What has happened is a game of politics. The Britishers have to pander to satisfy to the needs of their local politics. In the first place the Brigadier should have known the reality and kept quiet. Secondly having done that MY3 should not have stepped in. Instead he should have as usual appointed a judge to inquire (which he is now an expert at it). If the Britishers have given a protest note to the Foreign Ministry, then after an inquiry by a judge here the appropriate response can be made. The result now is almost breaking diplomatic relations between the two countries. As I said before the only course open is to summon the entire staff for consultations.

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          Good Sense

          Please address me as Native Vedda.

          “Sambandan is enjoying every perk from Sri Lanka as the Leader of the Opposition (who enjoys the benefit of a Cabinet Minister) at the expense of the tax payer’s money and yet talk of implementing the laws of a Foreign Country to the extent creating a diplomatic row.”

          Until about six months ago two years into his office as opposition leader he was not allocated an official residence fit for his job. He was living in a flat and in this ripe old age he had to climb up or down about 25 steps according to English news paper. Now tell me what perk was he enjoying at the age of 85. I suppose you know something I am not privy to. Have you seen a harem and a bar at his tiny flat?

          I am sure unlike other 224 donkeys he knows what he is talking about. What you mean by “yet talk of implementing the laws of a Foreign Country to the extent creating a diplomatic row”. Be honest, tell us did he ever invite foreigners to enforce their rule over this island? As a responsible opposition leader he knows his limits.

          “In the first place the Brigadier should have known the reality and kept quiet.”

          Aren’t you missing the point? The super smart ass patriot Brigadier should have been taught about the protocol he (or anyone) essential for diplomats was supposed to have observed.

          Cont

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          Conti-

          Good Sense

          If you and your fellow little islanders are still suffering from 150 years of colonial anger this is not the way “your” diplomat should behave. If you don’t like what the MPs and Brits did please demand the government to withdraw its diplomatic mission from UK and surround the British High Commission with battle harden troops, escort them to the Airport (initially built with foreign aid), put them on a plane, and kick them out of the country.

          Make sure you read British MP’s letter once again. They don’t want to rule from London while they want your donkeys to observe already established diplomatic protocol. There is no place for donkeys in Sri Lankan parliament nor in overseas diplomatic missions. Unfortunately donkeys are being elected to parliament and appointed to key state jobs.

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            Dear Native Vedda,
            I don’t think we should waste anymore time on this. I am amazed to hear that he was not allocated a residence. Of course the office is in Cambridge Terrace Col 7. Perhaps there was no urgency to be accommodated in a palatial villa. Don’t tell me that he did not get his ministerial limousine, the driver, the staff etc? No. There is a conflict of interest. Samba cannot eat the cake and have the cake.

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      GS:
      I see no reason why Sampanthan should resign. He doing the job of the opposition leader although a few days late by holding the state action or inaction accountable. Isn’t that the job of the opposition leader?

      There is no such thing as “Tamil Pride”, “Sinhala Pride” etc. Pride is a foolish state of mind that brings ones downfall.

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        Dear Mr. Burt,
        Your quotation “Pride is a foolish state of mind that brings ones downfall” refers. I fully agree. That is what is happening to all the actors in this play. As I commented in my reply to Mr. NV, Sambandan cannot have both ways. Like all politicians he is feathering his own nest. He is neither holding the state accountable in the true sense nor he is a true projector of a Tamil cause. But unlike others he is operating in a manner not exposing much of himself.

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        Thanks Burt, very true.

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      Tamils are wasting their time, even if they manage to get whole Europe to protest against the Sri Lankan government nothing will change. The Western dominant power is almost over. In fact we know who are behind this protest. It appears Tamils vs Sinhalese; but in reality, the West vs the almighty dragon. Tamils are shouting as their leader is Prabhakaran even though Prabhakaran is dead. China or India would not support for Eelam, therefore Tamils’ Eelam continue to be a daydream. The British parliament is becoming a comedy club; because it has been backing Tamil jokers. It is very obvious the West is in a panic mode, and it’s going berserk.

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        Sambanthan does not support LTTE nor he does want an ‘Eeelam’. He wants the constitution changed, devolution of power and abolish the ‘Executive Presidency’ . Those were 2015 election pledges/

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        You Pinnadi Eater (Scrounger), you are against western countries because they threw you out as an unwanted individual. British government is doing what is correct upholding law. Ask the bunch of jokers who call themselves all party parliamentary group for Srilanka why are they silent on this matter.

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      “British law is being made a scape goat to make things even” – a nonsense coming out from a bigoted mind. British law is not like SL law which can be manipulated. There is no case of protesters causing a blockade of SL High Commission for police to clear. If you see the photos you will find that police had allowed people to demonstrate at a point at least 25 yards from the SLHC premises. Do not come out with such crap if you are unware of what happened. This brigadier was inside the mission during the ceremony and came out after it was over. There are several pictures people known to me have taken with the brigadier during the day. He came out deliberately to create trouble. Unfortunately for him, people have videoed his criminal behaviour, if not for which the whole episode would have been denied.

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    How about deporting Sambathan to India.? India can have this sacred baboon back. We can organise a special hand over ceremony. Sri Lanka can do well without this kind of ape.

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      Dear Percy,

      Mr Sambandan is neither a baboon nor any ape. Suggest you stand in front of a mirror so that you may know what both those animals look like.

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      Percy

      Did you check your DNA/genes?

      During the colonial rule (Portuguese & Dutch), tens of thousands of Dalit (untouchables) South Indians were brought to Sri Lanka as slaves and settled in the Southern parts of the island right from the eastern coast Chilaw, all the way up to the Deep South Matara as menial laborers/coolies (for growing/peeling cinnamon, planting/plucking coconut, toddy tapping, and for many other jobs). Within a few centuries, the Sinhala population increased exponentially when these people changed their religion to Buddhism and Christianity to hide their Dalit caste and eventually assimilated with the local Sinhala population (Sinhalized) by adopting the Sinhala language/culture and getting converted to Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Catholics. Some of them even adopted the Portuguese surnames to hide their original South Indian (low caste) identity.

      So Percy, if you check your DNA, it will definitely indicate beyond any doubts that your ancestors (Dalit/untouchables) came to Sri Lanka from South India and got converted into Sinhala-Buddhists? What is their surname now, Perera, De Silva, Fernando? What was your ancestor’s names then, Parama Cutti, Nila Cutti? The extracts from the Portuguese Tombo records gives the original names of the present day Sinhalese with Portuguese surnames (and many others) before their conversion to Christianity and Buddhism. You can trace from which South Indian Dalit village your ancestors came here.

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      Percy the dated, disturbed and pathetic.

      “Sri Lanka can do well without this kind of ape.”

      Well apes too need mates. Well why don’t you deport yourself back to your ancestral mother land along with Sambandan.

      He will remember to bring enough free food to feed you.

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        Chikay chikay very childish. He he
        The point has hit the target! Hehe

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      Percy the stupid, ancestors of Sambanthan came to Srilanka over 2000 years ago and in fact ruled Trincomalee. Your ancestors were brought by Portuguese as slaves to fish about 400 years ago. Now that it has been proved that your core genetic material is south Indian, it is you who should be deported first to India.

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    Sambandan,

    Always you are showing your roots of has come to Sri Lanka as one of the plunderer, smuggler, invader, Kallathoni etc to Sri Lanka as usual to all critical situations.

    You also can deport or leave yourselves to India or Tamilnadu if you like as without people like you and TNA Bunch of terrorist supporters, Sri Lanka is definitely a better place.
    If you are trying to support Terrorists LTTE, you will get the same fate of Amirthalingam and company and Prabhakaran.

    So called serious offence committed here by LTTE Supporters, People like you supporting terrorist and UK Government allowing demonstrations for LTTE, which is being proscribed world over including UK.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijetunga

      My above post to Percy also applies to you…

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      NTW,
      I feel sorry for you man. I think you are another racist, blinkered and ignorant native with DNA of the mythical lion/human mixture.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijetunga

      “Always you are showing your roots of has come to Sri Lanka as one of the plunderer, smuggler, invader, Kallathoni etc to Sri Lanka as usual to all critical situations.”

      If you are describing your poor self to Sambandan, you missed one or two crucial points. You haven’t mentioned your ancestors’ series of conversion into Chritianity, Buddhism, Sinhala/Buddhism, and probably into Sinhala/Buddhist Fascism.

      You also missed how you little islanders are genetically related to Sambandan and your long lost cousins in South India.

  • 1
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    The sad outcome of all this is that it will become very difficult to win the support of the South to make any changes to status quo. No political party will commit suicide.

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    Tamils have no clue whatsoever when it comes to politics; that is why they are still worshiping Prabhakran who has eliminated most of the talented Tamil leaders. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London behaving offensively. His actions have nothing to do with diplomacy at all. I blame the High Commissioner; the High Commissioner has failed to set up a protocol to handle the pro LTTE protest. South Asians created terrorism, supported child suicide bombings, carry terrorists’ flags and behaving foolishly while standing tall at the High Commission. This shows the status of South Asia, thanks to corrupt Indian big brothers who created terrorism in Sri Lanka.

    The London police is looking for an opportunity to arrest Julian Assange who had exposed the killings in Iraq and Afghanistan by the West; at the same time London police is allowing pro LTTE criminals to protest freely in London. This shows politically the West is bankrupt. Clearly, the British allowed pro LTTE Tamils to protest to keep the division among Tamils and Sinhalese. There was a time Tamils were representing the majority Sinhalese under the British rule; this was done to divide Tamils and Sinhalese. The British rulers gave wrong ideas to Tamils. This is the reason Tamils never went for a solution, even though they had opportunities to find a solution well before the independence. The British love Tamils, because Tamils wholeheartedly follow the foreign powers. The British continue to spoil Tamils for the Western interests.

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    Jamis Panda,

    My above comment applicable to you as well.

    I am not surprised that Jamis Panda has no clue about the history of Sri Lanka being a plunderer, smuggler, invader, kallathony or work in Tea Estates as slaves.

    If they want to live peacefully in Sri Lanka with other communities, they must know that not to challenge intergrity of the country, Sinhalese Buddhist structure. Hoe that anda can understand the majority of Tamils living out side Northern province among the majority sinhalese without any problem under usual circumstances.

    All the problems that so called Tamil leaders always creating situations giving the impression among the majority threatening their culture traditions, integrity of the country and its Sinhalese Buddhist character.

    In this situation also, not a single Tamil Leader mention that allowing demonstration by a proscribed Terrorist organisation such as LTTE was wrong as TNA and Sambandan were proxies of LTTE before annihilation and even today it seems.

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      NTW, what history of Srilanka that you are talking about. A group of Aryans with the blessing of Lord Buddha landed in Srilanka on the same day on which Buddha attained parinirvana, set up their kingdom, produced their progeny and developed a 2500 year old Sinhala Buddhist civilisation. Do you want anyone living in this modern world to accept this crap. First kallathonies, plunderers and invaders were Vijaya and his criminal gang whom you shamelessly call your ancestors. None of the Sinhalese whose DNA tested had Aryan gene which debunked your claim. In fact the core genetic material in all Sinhalese tested was south Indian. In contrast to Sinhala myths and lies, Tamil belief of an ancient homeland of Kumari Kandam which included Srilanka, most of which land mass was submerged by sea more than 10,000 years ago is coming true due to findings of NASA and Indian Institute of Oceanology. In the future with modern equipment this Tamil civilisation lying submerged between Srilanka and Tamil Nadu will be brought out. Thus Srilanka as part of this ancient Tamil homeland of Kumari Kandam rightfully belongs to Tamils contradicting the claim of Sinhalese who are the usurpers of the land.

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        So where are the 4000 Hindu temples under AnurAdahapura. If we scratch the ground there could we see them? Any other fairy tales to keep us entertained. If you are a medical doctor I wonder what medications you give your patients. What is the mortality rate of your patients ?. One of your colleagues told me that 80 % ofyour patients end up in the morgue within two weeks of your contact with them. Either your medical education is limited or you are thinking of those Hindu temples under Anuradhapura all the time. Wake up from your slumber you communalist.

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    Sambandhan has some identity issues. He looks like a baboon but acts like an ape with its tail on fire. A throwback from the Ramayana ? Is he Hanuman reincarnated or hanuman himself back in Lanka to seek revenge?
    We should either cage him and drop him in the middle of Palk Strait. We know he can’t even poke straight.So my preference is to release him in Tamil Nadu where he can roam as he pleases and do what comes naturally to him – some well earned self pleasure!

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    Anybody aligning with TGTE is committing treason. Should be impeached.

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    Sankaralingam,

    My comments above applicable to you as well. It is very clear that people who have come to Sri Lanka as plunderers, smugglers, kallathonies, estate workers brought as slaves to work by British do not know their roots and the history of Sri Lanka.
    It is proved beyond any doubt that Sri Lanka history is more than 125,000 thousand years.

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    It is high time that the State of Sri Lanka uses all its resources to attack and destroy TGTE as it is a high national security risk. That should be the top priority for a Mahinda led govt.

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    NEVER EVER TRUST TAMIL, INDIAN PROVERB ‘IF YOU SEE TAMIL AND COBRA KILL TAMIL FIRST” AND SRI LANKANS PROVERBS ” TAMIL AND SHIT” SAME AND DON’T TRUST TAMIL IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR, TAMIL WHO DEAD AND TAMIL WHO GOING TO BORN”

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      Asoka, bloody learn the language first you arse. All you village gamayas speak the same language……………….completely broken English that is. Uneducated fool with a keyboard and a disconnected brain spews out complete money feces.

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    Tamils are the scum of the earth. Avoid them, abhor them, search and destroy them.They are like the blue bottle flies or shit flies. Use the flit gun on them.
    After all can’t they bugger off to South India. They can worship each other.’s Lingam s There.Leave peaceful Sri Lankan’s alone.
    Now there is Mahalingam or giant lingam, Sunderalingam or glorious lingam, jayalingam or victorious lingam. But what the hell is a Sakkaralingam ???

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      [Edited out], if we go to India, your black arse is coming with me. I will drop you off in Orissa you bloody filthy scoundrel. Sankaralingam means a bugger by the name Percy is a mongrel.

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        Tamil from the north
        Typical. Using all the filth he can muster. What is Orissa? Some kind of orifice into which your wife puts her tongue?
        If you are so scared of Percy go and offer a prayer at the nearest lingam. How about sakaralingam’s lingam?

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          TFN only writes in pariah language for a pariah. Because a pariah will only understand when spoken to in his pariah language. Orissa is where you fuc*&r came from. Why don’t you trace you roots you little dumb f*&k!!!!

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        Tamil from the North
        You seem tobe a brave chap. You are taking me by force tothis Orissa? Iam really scared.you know I am not like the normal Sinhalese who will thrash the shit out of you for making such a statement.iam just too cowardly for all that. I note you area tough,bold Tamil. Please would you publish your contact details here so I can come with you to Orissa. I know bold Tamils like you will not shirk on this. You are capable of taking on the whole world you faggotts. I await your address,phone no etc with some worry,but it is Ok T from the north I know I am safe with you.

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          Percy dated, disturbed and pathetic

          “You seem tobe a brave chap.”

          Probably he is, unlike your Weerayo, the Brigadier who is now hiding behind his women folks in London.

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      Sankaralingam is a very common name among Estate Tamils, almost every other Estate Tamil is a Sankaralingam. Jaffna Tamils have rarely have this name. Most probably the guy got out an estate and headed off to some western country seeking asylum, flying over his true homeland, Tamilnadu. But please do not say stuff like “Tamils are the scum of the earth”, because most Tamils are good people and when you use words like that you go down to their level. We only get to read about these nonsense people who make trouble.

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    Sankaralingam, Stop your stupid lies. I will inform NASA that you are spreading lies on the internet dragging in NASA to support your dumb Tamil claims and theories. NASA has never said anything about a civilisation, Tamil or otherwise, being buried between Tamilnadu and SriLanka. If they have why don’t you give any references?
     
    Kumari Kandam has never existed. It is a falsification of an hypothesis set forward by an English zoologist Philip Sclater by Tamil fanatics. In in 1864 Philip Sclater put forward the hypothesis of a submerged continent connecting India to Madagascar to explain the similarities between India, Madagascar and Africa. He called it Lemuria. The Tamils picked it up by the end of the 19th century and coined the name Kumari Kandam (which is a Sanskrit name!) and started fabricating myths and stories about this Kumari Kandam and a submerged imaginary Tamil civilisation. That the Lemuria hypothesis was referring to a time millions of years prior to humans came into being was only a minor detail for the fanatical Tamil minds. In addition to the enormous time mismatch of millions of years, there is no support for Kumari Kandam even in Tamil literature. With the continental drift theory, Lemuria hypothesis is completely discarded now, but that is not stopping the messed up minds of the Tamil fanatics teaching this nonsense to their children and producing Tamil fanatics generation after generation. A recently fabricated myth is now said to be an ancient myth and Kumari Kandam is referred to as the legendary lost Tamil continent. This is the typical way Tamils fabricate history – they just squeeze in adjectives and descriptions like legendary ancient proven scientifically a book has been released with new information new technology will prove etc. etc. to fool the readers.

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