10 August, 2020

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Displaying “Tiger Flag”: Two London Tamils Arrested By Counter-Terrorism Police At Heathrow Airport

Two London based Tamil activists have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and released on bail on Monday.

Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit has arrested two Tamil activists at Heathrow airport while they were travelling to Geneva to participate in a demonstration at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), calling for Sri Lanka to be referred to the International Criminal Court, Morning Star reported.

According to Morning Star, on Monday around 5pm dozens of police officers raided one suspect’s home and seized his laptop, USBs, documents and clothing.

“Police were called at approximately 06:20hrs to a report that two men within terminal two departures were displaying a flag believed to be linked to a proscribed Sri Lankan group,” Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences following a call from a member of the public, police said.

“Officers subsequently removed two men, aged 31 and 36, from a plane due to depart for Geneva and they were initially detained under schedule 7. Following further enquiries, both men were arrested on suspicion of wearing, carrying or displaying an article as to arouse reasonable suspicion that they are a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation (contrary to section 13 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000) and membership of a proscribed organisation (contrary to section 11 TACT 2000).

They were taken to a West London police station, and have subsequently been released on police bail until a date in late March. Enquiries continue,” quoting a statement by Metropolitan Police, Tamil Guardian said.

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  • 61
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    It is about time these rascals get arrested, this nonsense needs to stop once and for all. The people have Sri Lanka have suffered enough. They flag waving hooligans need to be charged. At the same time this applies to the so called f’in war heroes of the Lankan government, they need to face trial as well.

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      When the GTF and the Tamils in Toronto heat up the pot, so far the Sinhala population has ignored it.
      But this precarious society can go back to the 1970s and 1980s when the Sinhala Mobs attacked us who lived in towns in the south. It was a UNP government which ignored the attacks and allowed matters to inflame , while the SLFP governments acted in the worst manner in the North. Many of those acts were retaliatory to silly acts by Eelam Zealots with their மக்கள் சக்தி groups.
      I live in Mount Lavinia and I have seen and lived through very painful events.

    • 11
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      why do you want to equate the acts of ‘war heroes’ with that of those waving the LTTE flags, which is an act of political expression? are they the same to you? this thought process is wrong on many levels.

    • 23
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      Well said. Enough is enough of all this separation. We need to be one, think as one, act as one, and live as one.

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        Luis

        “Enough is enough of all this separation. We need to be one, think as one, act as one, and live as one”

        How do we do it?
        Does it mean we tolerate when you grab our home, beat up our siblings, rape our women folks, force others to convert themselves to Sinhala/Buddhist Fascism, arson our properties, pay for costs of maintaining 300,000 unemployable war criminals, keeping quiet when the political crooks steal from public and state, impunity, ….?

        Please define the “one”.
        Is it like Kotamba Rotti (godamba roti – Flat bread) where one mixes different ingredients into something edible?

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          Luis/NV
          The ‘unemployable war criminals’ are given allowances for “good conduct” as well – allowed for in the annual budget – to keep them out of ‘mischief’ like raping women and teasing schoolgirls.
          Look for it in the budget details published by CT (Samaraweera’s speech) and you will find it.

      • 8
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        The general (decent) population in SL want to live in harmony. It is the criminal element of the locals and the diaspora that want to promote this nonsense.

    • 10
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      Two patriotic heros of Tamil eelam have been brutally and inhumanely arrested by Metropolitan police just because they displayed the flag of all patriotic tamils.
      Eelam Tamils in London should condemn this brutal act . As a patriotic Eelam Tamil i am ready to give guidence to Eelam Tamils in London.
      Tamils should never forget the leadership and teaching of eternal leader of all Tamils , Velupillai Pirabaharan. All Tamils are disciples of Thalaivar. Tamils should follow his teaching : quest for Eelam Tamils is Tamil eelam.

      • 14
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        Eelam Tamil Patriot Toronto

        Oh please!!!
        Give us a break.

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        ETPT,
        please continue eating your vaddais, and Thosais.
        Velupillai Piribaharan was a wanker and he wanked off good innocent Tamil youth until he got wanked of by the SL Army. You Tamils will never learn until you get wanked off in the same manner.

      • 5
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        Eelam Tamil Patriot Toronto
        This comment may have originated from Toronto lunatic asylum!!!
        We have no objection for you to fight for a Tamil Eelam in Toronto. Good luck.
        By the way, how many of you are left now?
        One of your buddies from the north has already changed colours after just two arrests. I think you are now abandoned by all other tigers.

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          @ Chompa the Coolie

          Then you are a London shanty lunatic asylum.
          When LTTE was at their peak ran away to London with fake Tamil identity and you got refugee status now cleaning toilets under an African.
          Cheers

      • 2
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        Sitting in Toronto or London you cannot fight for Eelam. Why dont you people fly down to Sri Lanka and go to North and help the real Sri Lankan Tamil community to build their lives. 10 years has passed and I have not seen one single so called “Eelam Tamil Patriot” who are fattening in Toronto, London etc. supporting anyone in North or East. You people are the most selfish lot

      • 1
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        Sitting in Toronto or London you cannot fight for Eelam. Why dont you people fly down to Sri Lanka and go to North and help the real Sri Lankan Tamil community to build their lives. 10 years has passed and I have not seen one single so called “Eelam Tamil Patriot” who are fattening in Toronto, London etc. supporting anyone in North or East. You people are the most selfish lot.

      • 2
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        Elam Tamil Patriot Toronto
        “Tamils should never forget the leadership and teaching of eternal leader of all Tamils , Velupillai Pirabaharan. All Tamils are disciples of Thalaivar. Tamils should follow his teaching : quest for Eelam Tamils is Tamil eelam.”

        These are the teachings of your barbaric leader:
        # Kill innocent children, women and men;
        # Cut open the bellies of pregnant women, pull out the babies, throw them to the sky and hold the point of a bayonet;
        # Hang cyanide capsules with a blade inside in the neck of LTTE cadres and send to fight while leaders trying to save their asses by waving white flags;
        # Grab children forcibly from mothers and recruit as child soldiers;
        # Sending low caste people to fight while high caste guys sitting comfortably in bunkers;
        # Blow up trains and busses using bombs;
        # Killing innocent people using suicide bombers.

      • 0
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        Eelam Tamil Patriot Toronto

        Thalaivar may have had many qualities, but he clearly wasn’t able to appreciate that 10,000 (with limited and diminishing resources) would be no match for an opposition of 250,000 (with all sorts of big toys to play with). If Thalaivar understood the odds, he would have taken a different path to winning something from the devious Sinhalese politicians. Sadly, his legacy is a broken community whose perfectly legitimate case has been set back at least a couple of generations. Sadly none of those commenting here will be around when the golden dawn comes.

    • 3
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      CT,

      The mean IQ of Sri Lankan Paras is 79. This was on display at London, where the mean IQ is 100.

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      Tamil from the north

      “t is about time these rascals get arrested, this nonsense needs to stop once and for all. “

      Do you think the European police forces are that stupid to let these crooks display horrible animal flag and their psychopathic dear leader VP’s portraits in their country?

      They need to know potential stupid volunteers, supporters, operatives, … who would carry out act of violence, fundraising and exercise control over finances, maintain contact with other terrorist organisations, arms dealers, ….
      This is an opportunity for the police to monitor, document ….. keep an eye on them and their activities.

      I am told the well known commission agents don’t participate in these flag waving events. I am also told these stupid shameless and brainless flag wavers are being manipulated by the commission agents and those who have direct link to Gota’s goons, military intelligence.

    • 11
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      To the flag carriers!
      There’s a limit for mischievous behaviour. What do they gain by flying the flag which is branded offensive and unlawful.?
      Stay within the limits and try to achieve something for the Tamil people if you’re concerned, not in this way.
      Don’t you people have a leader who can give you the Correct advise??
      Don’t behave as you have just come out of the jungle.
      Stick to the laws of GBritain , by doing so you can achieve much more with the help of the GB Democracy .
      Yes SLankan Democracy ? What democracy? It’s the worst jungle democracy. One can identify with what’s happening to Ruling party and the opposition party.
      Who is Who in the Parliament??
      The Oppositions are ruling the country with the silly? Were they elected by the people ? This is JUNGLE DEMOCRACY!! At present.
      Disgraceful, don’t behave as they do.

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      Tamil from north
      Ha ha ha ha only two tigers were arrested for the first time in Britain and your colour changed like that of a chameleon.
      Sri Lankan war heroes did the samething against terrorists what US, British, French Armies or any other national armies did.
      In order for national armies of any sovereignty country to face trial for defeating terrorism, the United Nations will have to LEGALIZE TERRORISM FIRST.
      About war crimes charges, Britain and LTTE both should be tried at ICJ for war crimes committed in Sri Lanka.

      • 13
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        Chimpa, you are a lunatic who cannot understand simple English language. I have never supported LTTE or separation of the country but vehemently opposed your racist tirades with nasty comments and attacks on a low life filth like you. My attacks on you will never cease and I am glad to continue. But there is a difference between you and me…………………I want peace and unity in Sri Lanka, because that is exactly what I enjoy here in absolutely beautiful, wonderful fantastic gorgeous Canada. I also see Sinhalese as humans just like the Tamils……………you on the other hand, an uneducated, racist, lowlife whore and a clown. In my life the LTTE has done more damage to the people I personally knew and loved than the Lankan army. But a racist whore like you see everything and anything as Tamils, Sinhalese, etc. So go and do us all a favor and hang yourself.

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          Tamil from the north
          I am not even a bit bothered about your “lame attacks.”
          Racists and LTTE sympathizers like you and Hindian Vedda may have thought at the sight of a few dirty words, I will run away.
          Well, I am a tough cookie, not sponge-bobs like you and Hindian Vedda.
          You both use slander and filth because you cannot counter my arguments.
          I made you helpless which shows in your every lame duck comment.

          • 3
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            Chimpi the whore, see even now you cannot understand simple English. I realize you are like this because you are so inbred and born in a brothel. We neutral people are not going to run away bi%ch. We will keep ripping you apart until you run away. You are a tough cookie? Yes, you are are a cookie alright, that is why you don’t have a brain. Filth is the only language that is reasonable to be used to speak to you. You are a lowlife scumbag.

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        @ Chompa the Coolie

        He He He

        Britain has legalized prostitution.
        This is why you make good money after toilet cleaning.

        Why don’t you file a case against LTTE at London court and present your discoveries?
        No money? ask Sinhala housemaids and Kudu salesmen in Dubai and M.E
        Don’t bark here ICC is not under Asgiriya Ayotullah who is living in stone age.OK?
        Every line pen by you prove that you have a weak gene and certainly still carry the DNA of donkey, not Lion as stated in Mahavmsa comic book
        All the best

        Cheers

    • 3
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      I made a lot of grammatical errors above, pardon me for that.

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        Tamil from the north
        You are only good in writing filth and slander. :D :D :D :D :D
        Everywhere else you make grammatical mistakes. :D :D :D :D :D
        So stick to what you are good at!

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          Chimpa for you anyday, I do not mind using filth and truth not slander. You are quite welcome.

  • 5
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    I thought Two Tamil Brigadiers cleaning the departure terminal while their only yellow signs they had were LTTE flags. They may have come to protest the Sinhala Army Brigadier who scared the British Tamil forum fund collectors. Paw Da Tamils.

  • 6
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    why is LTTE still banned, even after its military defeat? for the Tamils, the LTTE flag is a symbol of resistance but do they pose a threat? i doubt it. as for sri lanka, they need a ‘threat’ to justify the national security apparatus, militarization, and to bring laws that would curb political dissent. the west supports militarization to safeguard their interests in the region so one can understand why they prod along with this.

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      thamiz
      “…..for me the LTTE flag is a symbol of resistance “.
      To me it is a symbol of Facistic idiocy, stupidity and self defeating political insanity that play into the hands of Sinhala Buddhist hegemonic delusions of superiority and aggression.

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        Delusions of superiority? That is hardly Sinhala Buddhism, but Tamil nationalists have the delusions of superiority? Need sources, check Rajan Hoole’s memorial on history, Balasingham in To End a civil war by Mark Slater

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          sachooooooooooooooo the stupid

          “That is hardly Sinhala Buddhism,”

          What is Sinhala Buddhism?
          What are the differences between Buddhism and Sinhala Buddhism?

  • 11
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    What if they waved the ISIS flag? Would they have been given bail? If not, why the double standard?

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      sinhalese buddhist
      True!
      If anyone shows ISIS flag, the British Police will shot the man dead. Why didn’t they do the same to proscribed LTTE tiger flag carriers shows the double standard!

      • 2
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        Chimp, there is a difference, which you will never see as you are a wing nut. The difference is LTTE did not carry out international terrorism, but their targets were innocent civilians to the military of mainly people with a Lankan background within Lanka. On the other hand ISIS targeted not only Muslims but also innocent westerners in and outside of the Middle East. I hope that little pea sized brain of yours can mull over my response and grasp the difference. Every time I read your comments, it is so dumb I wonder why the creator manufactured a creature like you.

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          Tamil from the north
          I have been writing comments against LTTE since 2015. At the beginning someone here (not KA but there was another person like him. He doesn’t post comments anymore.) warned me to be careful as LTTE rump paid coolies are posting comments here.
          There was nobody in Sri Lanka who wrote against LTTE as much as I did.
          For the last 4 years, all Tamil commenters here promoted LTTE terrorism, martyred Prabhakran and posted absolutely false stories about our war heroes.
          Same like GTF, Tamil commenters and writers here tried to mislead and disorient UN, UNHRC, other world bodies and western countries from paying attention to their own countries which breed and accommodate exiled LTTE terrorists who promote their outfit freely.
          This is the first time I saw a Tamil writing against LTTE.
          Why? Because the British Police finally seeing LTTE as a terrorist outfit and arrested two terrorist supporters.
          Why is this sudden change?
          I think my comments are finally working!!!

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            Chimp, dumb arse I have been writing for many years on CT. Go through all my comments and show me one comment where I have supported LTTE Terrorism. The entire LTTE terrorism was your creation. LTTE did not suddenly blossom into action. Racist policies of consecutive GsOSL created this menace. Ultimately more than the Sinhalese, the Tamils have suffered in the hands of the LTTE. Every educated Tamil has been assassinated by the LTTE. One of the biggest and most ruthless LTTE killers (Karuna Amman) was given a Ministerial post by the biggest mass murderer among the Sinhalese by the name Mahinda Rajapaksa. Where were you when the Tamils were slaughtered in 1957/58/77/83? Where were you when Jaffna Library was burnt to the ground by Gamini Dissanayake and Cyril Matthew and 200 drunken cops, where were you when our entire Jaffna town was burnt to the ground and ransacked? Where were you, when the Tamil travelers on Jaffna – Colombo buses were pulled out and shot by the military? Are you going to call all this LTTE propaganda. I hate the LTTE more than the government as the Jaffna Tamils have suffered enough. You nasty b&tch, you sit here and write all these lies (war heroes my arse) and you want us to keep quiet? Then when we retort, you call us LTTE sympathisers, LTTE paid coolies……………………………..you appear to be a Rajapaksa paid coolie and whore, you know why, you support this murderer and thief a hero and you support him 100%. Show me one comment where I have defended the LTTE bi%ch????

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              Tamil from the north
              Your agitation when exposed is amply shown in your comment/comments.
              I pity weaklings like you.

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                Chimpi, you dumb witch explain why the Rajapaksa criminals employed the biggest serial killer of the LTTE in the government? You come here crowing away about Tamils, then can you provide an explanation to my question about Karuna Amman? Explain now!!!!

  • 7
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    My sources say, these men took the flags but forgot to take their valid passports ???? Just Kidding.

  • 5
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    Mr . Rajasingham , I hear these are your BTF members ??? Please confirm.

  • 13
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    It’s TIME for these youngsters to STOP stirring up the GoSL by waving the flag of an Organisation that has been brutally annihilated in 2009. It’s Time for them to concentrate on improving the livelihoods of their brethren living wherever in SL.
    It’s HIGH TIME that GoSL stop deceiving the UNHCR (&rest of the World) in bringing JUSTICE to victims on either side or the CIVIL WAR. A JUDCIAL inquiry by eminent Judges (Local & International) is needed.

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      UNHCR itself is UNJUST, what justice is expected from there?

  • 9
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    Time to ban the union jack in honour of the ICJ ruling and in solidarity with those expelled from Chagos Island. Those islanders were treated worse than animals. In my possession are research publications after the first of them were published in the Boston Globe many decades ago. Not only were the Islanders expelled, but were systematically suffocated to death in the guise of resettling them elsewhere. They were hauled onto cargo ships that carried bird poop. This cargo was converted to fertilizer after the ships docked in the mainland. The cargo loaded with poop had stench for miles. The noxious fumes had remained in the ships even after the cargo had been unloaded, thus, forcing the owners to decommission the ships from service unless they continued to carry bird poop or fertilizer or Chagos islanders. The islanders were showed into these ships with strong fumes (suspected to be sulfur), thereby forcing them to inhale these poisonous gases. The British knew in advance that their captors would succumb to respiratory illnesses even before their journey ended. What a convenient way to get rid of their human cargo. Justice for this British murders for this expulsion and ethnic cleansing is long overdue. I wish we could sponsor a resolution against the British in retaliation for their support against us in Geneva.

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    Tamil from North

    Appreciate 1st part but your 2nd part hurts people.

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    What does a flag with a roaring tiger’s head in a blood red background trying to tell us?

    More Terror – More Blood?

    This is not a video game – These are real people being affected in Sri Lanka

    Whether it is Jaffna, Trinco, Batticaloa, Welioya, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Colombo, Ampara, Mannar, Monaragala,

    The UN should not forget that – Atrocities that is not second to any other have been committed under the LTTE banner.

    What was the help and support given to the Sri Lanka government to protect innocent civilians from the notorious LTTE – by UN, USA, West?

    UN, US or any other western country has no right to talk about human rights in Sri Lanka

    First compensate victims of Guantanamo, northern Ireland, and middle east.

    And address human rights violations within the West

    Not to mention historical atrocities committed by various western countries in Sri Lanka and other African and Asian countries.

    Return stolen treasure from African and Asian countries.

    Then we could talk.

    • 6
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      Colombo man

      “What does a flag with a roaring tiger’s head in a blood red background trying to tell us?
      More Terror – More Blood?”

      It tells us Tamils and Sinhalese are stupid to their gene, Sinhalese for getting worked up and for being provoked, Tamils for being aroused with ugly animal flag. Isn’t it similar to the Sinha flag – Sinha Le?

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    There is lot to do for the betterment of the war ravaged people. Carrying the flags and banners alone of a proscribed organisation has become a challenge for the civil society and is wasting the resources of the police in the current depressive economic conditions.

    The cost of the trip and stay of the arrested two in Geneva would go a long way to help the war victims, i.e., the war widows and the disabled.

    I experienced the violent conduct of the banner carrying chaps inviting troubles for themselves and sadly they are undermining the very democratic freedom of the others by their unlawful conduct.

    Flag of a group cannot be the flag of the nation of people. These guys are trying very hard to impose their will on the silent majority.

    • 14
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      As far as Rajasingham Jayadevan is concerned he was earlier an LTTE supporter but changed his support to Mahinda when international arm dealer of LTTE KP was joined with Mahinda. We all know a group of Tamils including Rajasingham brothers from UK and one Nadesan from Australia. Since then they become anti-LTTE and anti-Tamil propaganda for Mahinda nationally and internationally.
      Arrest of two Tamils having LTTE flag or whatever flag is up to those individuals and their organization. LTTE flag was raised in public places in UK and UNHRC for many years. This is not excuse for Srilanka to commit its promises on accountability at the UNHRC resolution. War crimes and Human rights violation committed by Srilankan govt and military and LTTE and other Paramilitary groups should be investigated and those committed crimes should brought under justice.
      Mr Jayadevan,
      Don’t worry two much and spend your time writing comment to this article. You must be earning lot during the period from 2009. Within the 10 year period if you have saved £100 a month for those people who were affected by war it would have given £50000. If 100 of your group contributed to that, it would be £5000000. Have you done that?

  • 8
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    There is no ” tiger flag ” . There are two flags, one is Tamil Eelam national flag and the other one is of liberation tigers of Tamil Eelam. The difference is LTTE flag contains its name in Tamil and English on it whereas national flag does not have any wordings. Holding LTTE flag could be punishable under the Act but not the national flag, as far as I am aware.

  • 12
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    Yes it was a more serious offence than the throat cutting signs of the brigadier.

    Deport those suspects to immediately to Vavuniya Joseph Camp or to 4th floor for further investigation and rehabilitation by the SL. Govt.

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    There was a small parcel bomb threat to two of the airports on the same day. (not sure about timings). That may be the reasons these guys were taken into, as a precaution. I see some of the CT readers getting excited and start scribbling the same old crap and excuses, to justify war crimes. LTTE and Lankan government are not same (but of course our government actions are much worse than a militant outfit) . The government bullshit was in place way before LTTE got into the picture. The same Lankan shit continues even in the absence of LTTE (eleven kids kidnapped for ransom and murder). This governmental violations has been against all communities , more so with Tamils. There were annual government orchestrated pogroms before LTTE. To my knowledge youth were taken into custody from early 70,s and tortured by intelligence/police. So try not using two flag waving youth to justify the government/war crimes. International bodies are tired of your lies, cover ups and deceptions.

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    Looks like the British Government has more guts than the ever frieightned Sinhala government to arrest terrorists. Hats off to British Government for the courageous act.

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      Bollocks. These arrests quickly followed the conviction of Brigadier Fernando on 4th March. There have been Tiger flags flown at Heathrow many times before and the Police have done nothing. The British Government is trying to show that it is even handed and is playing politics.

      • 0
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        Exactly this is the reason

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    Anybody starting a fund to pay for Cholan’s defence lawyer?
    Cheers

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      @ Paul

      Machchan but in other countries, even Tamil guys fix LTTE flags on Police van during the procession and everyone carries this flag.
      When they book special trains engine carry these flags.
      Some panicked Modayas called the police.
      During Murderpakse visit to London (Butcher was compelled to escape from Airport behind) 1000 s carried the same flags…no action.????
      THE QUESTION REALLY FOR WHAT REASON POLICE HAVE ARRESTED THESE GUYS.?
      Certainly not for this flags.
      Cheers

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      Paul

      “Anybody starting a fund to pay for Cholan’s defence lawyer?”

      let he who is without sin drop the first donation.
      How about you?

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    Does even a flag send a shiver to Modayas ?????
    CERTAINLY NOT A PRODUCT OF LION SPERM BUT A DONKEY ONE.
    It seems an error occurred when translating Parli Mahavamsa Comic book into Sinhala.
    Cheers

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      cholan
      Don’t talk about things that you don’t know.
      What do you know about Mahawamsa, Cholan????
      In 1806, the Pali text of Mahawamsa was translated into Roman and around 1820s, it was translated into Latin. The English translation was done around 1833 by a Britisher with his own imaginations.
      Then George Turnover in 1830s had done another translation in English correcting errors done in 1833 translation.
      The Pali text of Mahawamsa was translated into German in 1912 by Prof. Wilhelm Geiger which was then translated into English by Mabel Haynes Bode under the supervision of Geiger.
      Why did they do it? Because the British government wanted to publish a new and a revised edition of Mahawamsa translated by Turnover.
      None of these scholars translated Mahawamsa from Sinhala. They used the Pali text.
      There are a large number of very valuable Pali texts which were stolen from us by the British and taken to Britain. Some were translated into English. Some were not.
      Our ancestors believed that Sri Lanka’s destiny was written a very long time ago in these Pali texts. Rogue British colonial masters stole them.

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        Champass

        “In 1806, the Pali text of Mahawamsa was translated into Roman”

        Where do you find “”Roman”” or who spoke “”Roman””?
        Why was Mahawamsa not written in Sinhala in the first place?

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          Hindian Vedda
          Roman is ancient mixed Latin. Converting other languages into phonetic romanized script was common during that era which is a written language.
          Mahawamsa was written in Pali as it was the second widely known language, next to Sanskrit.

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            Champa, I studied both Latin and Greek at Royal College. There was no language called Roman, otherwise it would have been taught in schools. Both Latin and Greek are dead languages. Italian that is now spoken was derived from Latin, but is different and those who studied Latin cannot understand it fully. Similarly modern Greek is different from the ancient Greek which I studied. English language uses Latin script. Please remember that Tamil is older than Sanskrit or Pali, which were unkown when Tamil was in vogue.

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              Dr.Gnana Sankaralingam
              Of course there was.
              As I said, Romanized Phonetic was a written language and converting any language into Roman was called Romanized Transliteration which is based on the sound. For example; music notes are converted into English words so that people can pronounce it.
              You may have learnt Latin-Greek, but clearly, you haven’t learnt the history of languages.
              .
              Tamil is NOT older than Sanskrit.
              Tell me one ancient book written in Tamil.
              What is the oldest book in the world?
              It is Rig Veda.
              Is Rig Veda in Tamil? Nope.
              The Mantraas chanted in Rig Veda are in Sanskrit.
              Rig Veda is believed to be 7,500 years old!
              (Rig Veda says King Rawana’s rule was based on Buddhist-ethics, “Ten Heads of Regents.”)
              The other Indian ancient literature like Ramayanaya and Puranaya which are believed to be written about 5000 years ago, were also originally from Sanskrit.
              .
              The language spoken by Lord Buddha was Prakit (Pali) which is the second old language next to Sanskrit.
              If Tamil was older than Pali, then Arhat Mihindu Thero could have called King DevanampitaTissa “Tissa, Tissa, Vaangaa, Veru enta mamparamalam illai?”
              But the Mihindu Thero addressed the King in Pali.
              Pali is now only used in Sri Lanka (Gaathaa).
              .
              Let’s see Tamil literature.
              The oldest Tamil literature is Sangam.
              The oldest Tamil “grammar” literature is Tholkaappiyaam, which is believed to be written around 2nd Century CE.
              Tamil is NOT derived from any Indian languages, but Sumerian and Egyptian.
              Being the oldest “spoken” language, Sanskrit is considered as the Mother of All Languages.
              Sinhalese language is derived from Brahmi Scripts, which is the oldest “written code” in ancient India.
              Brahmi scripts, which was dated 400 BCE was found in Anuradhapura while in India, it was found in Emperor Ashoka’s era (268-232 BCE.)

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            Chimpa, take your fairy tale and stick it!!!

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              Champa how can you say that Sanskrit is older than Tamil when international linguists say the opposite. This shows your hatred to Tamil and allegiance to anything that is Aryan despite the DNA studies in Sinhlaese show that their core genetic material is Dravidian. Do you know that in the London Olympics of 2012, the program to welcome guests the first first language used was Tamil, Sanskrit second and Chinese third and so on. British government did this in the order of antiquity of the languages. Indus valley civilization considered to be one of the oldest belongs to Dravidians and not to Aryans. Just because Ramayana and Mahabaratha were written in Sanskrit does not mean that Sanskrit is older than Tamil. The language of the people of Maurya kingdom was Magadhi and Buddha which shows that Pali was not used even then. Yes Tamils may be genetically connected to Coptic Egyptians, Sumerians and even Elamites, whose languages are older, but those languages used Hieroglyphics (picture forms) and not script. When urn burial sites the hall mark of Dravidian civilization and Potsherds similar to those found in Tamil Nadu and two sites of over 10,000 year old civilization are discovered, why is government not embarked to find out the truth unless they are frightened that truth comes out and Mahavamsa fibs are blown to pieces.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
                I said Sanskrit is older than Tamil with proof.
                Now you tell me on what basis international linguistics claim the opposite.
                I told you, name any Tamil book older than Rid Veda.
                Indus Valley Civilization proved to be belonging to modern Pakistanis and North Indians. Dravidians (what do you mean by Dravidians, Tamils?) have no place there. Again, I challenge you to prove your point.
                For your information, Magadha Pakit language used by Lord Buddha is Pali.
                Where was this Dravidian civilization located?
                According to the Research Book written by Rajasevasakta Dewan Bahadur and S. Krishnasvami Aiyangar of the University of Calcutta, “Ceylon is as ancient as South India itself or even earlier than that in Buddha tradition with the mention of Eamayana.”
                Sinhalese civilization is the oldest hydraulic civilization connected to agriculture which is in existence even to-date. The other ancient hydraulic systems in the world were more of architectural with aqueducts, wells, vessels, tunnels and pools. We are the first to introduce a well developed and systematic rainwater harvesting system to the world, among many other such very first inventions..

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        @ Chompa the London Coolie

        All over Asia ancient books were translated during British rule.
        This doesn’t mean Mohavamsa comic book is true.
        This book was written by a fanatic Buddhist Ayotullah to distort the true history of this land.
        A clear vertical archaeological survey must be done when there were Tamil Buddhists they also built many temples all distorted.
        Probably inside many pagodas, there are ruined Hindu temples.
        He He He this comic book Mahavamsa is not giving single historical evidence of the arrival of deported criminal Wijaya funny he has missed many south Indian coasts even Danusgodi but reached Mannar using latest GPS.
        U.S ..Australia and New Zealand all today ruled by English immigrants real sons of soils are all eclipsed ..same goes to this cursed land.
        Tamils were living since historical times in the southern parts of India probably when there was a land mass bridge but comedy book Mahavamsa talk about Sinhala race.
        Criminal Vijaya and his 699 thugs were responsible for todays Modayas population even a child will not believe.
        Mahavamsa is a fabricated comedy book suitable for children story.
        ROGUE BRITISH why the hell you lick them and clean their toilets.?

        Cheers

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      Cholan,
      Anything to do with LTTE and its ideology of Tamil national liberation is anathema to the Sinhalese and their quislings. Any political expression, such as the display of LTTE symbols, associated with it is criminalised – you can see some here equating acts of Ranaviruwas with that of those waving the LTTE flags, criminalising the latter at the same time. Had it not involved Tamils, many modayas here would be shouting ‘democracy’ from the back of their throat – one should ask if JVP is treated the same way. Unfortunately, democracy is not for Tamils. They are here to lecture the Tamils how to protest in an ‘acceptable’ manner to those in power.

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        thamizh
        What? “One should ask if JVP is treated the same way?”
        .
        Of course yes. Both the governments in power perished JVP members in 1971/72 and again in 1988/89.
        — In their armed revolt in 1971, JVP attacked 74 police stations within 24 hours and captured control of over 50 cities.
        — I don’t know the exact number of rebels that were killed in 1971/72, but it is estimated about 5000 while close to 10,000 civilians (?) were killed by rebels including 50 servicemen.
        — JVP leader was killed in 1989 and over 60,000 JVP activists were killed while over 60 servicemen and around 150 civilians were killed by the rebels.
        Finally, JVP abandoned their armed struggle and embraced mainstream politics.
        .
        — In defeating LTTE terrorism that plagued the country for over 34 years, it is estimated around 4000 terrorists were killed, while 29,000 servicemen and close to 100,000 civlians were killed by LTTE terrorists. Moreover 40,000 servicemen were wounded in defending the country, out of which, 29,000 were wounded during the last phase of war. (The number of civilians wounded by LTTE bombs, mortars and shells, I don’t know.)
        — Before finally perishing terrorists, the LTTE were given many opportunities to give up their armed struggle, though (as far as I know) JVP was not given a single opportunity for negotiations in 1971 or in 1988 before attacking them.

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      Modayas are you donkeys that sported the bloody LTTE
      even now you cannot come to your proper senses

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      When the flag waver himself was brutally killed why should anyone fear the flag? For us Sinhalese your LTTE flag is very useful. Brits are strangely after your flag after the affair with Brigadier to show they are even handed.

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        sachooooooooooooo

        “When the flag waver himself was brutally killed why should anyone fear the flag?”

        Who was the flag waver?
        When was he killed?
        Why was he/she killed?
        Where was he killed?
        Who killed the flag waver?
        Did you witness the killing?
        Did you cli**x when you saw or heard the killing?
        Are you being a*****d when you hear about or see the killing?
        If the answer is yes, then you have a very good potential to become a serial killer.
        Are you going to take up serial killing as your night job?

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    London getting jittery ?
    Parliamentarians blowing hot & cold with the same breath.
    On the one hand, they vying for their votes and there is struggle between Labour & Theresa May’s. With these arrest the balance tilt in favour of Labour.
    Then, London have uncovered bombs at Heathrow, Waterloo and at another location. Then the BREXIT halabaloo and these flag wavers will vote for anything that enables for visa free travel to Europe.
    Jayadevan of Wembly Kovil fame who brought santhosam in pounds to Annai had a brief stay in one of their Rest Houses in Mullaitivu by the courtesy of the LTTE Overseas Finance handler. It was London that came to his rescue. So he is a T… . in sheeps clothing.

    It is unfortunate, Sri Lankans as whole here or abroad are unable to let go and leave bygones as bygone and move on. IT IS VERY EVIDENT IN CT COLUMN GOING BY THE INPUTS. Its almost became a past time spewing never ending venom.

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      thondamany

      “London getting jittery ?”

      Why has Navin Nayakka written letters in English to the lords, ladies, and MPs?
      That will do the trick.
      I wish Navin Nayakka well.
      Please ask him where has he hidden all the wealth and books (from Jaffna library) stolen by his dad Dutta Gamani.

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    Hoooooray!!!!!!!
    Finally, something happened, though lame.
    How about LTTE supporters who displaced proscribed LTTE flags and others who wore T-shirts with LTTE symbol at a protest against Sri Lanka’s independence day last year, in front of Sri Lanka High Commission in London?
    How about exiled LTTE cadre who publicly declared at that rally that barbarian Prabhakran was their leader?

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      Champass

      “How about exiled LTTE cadre who publicly declared at that rally that barbarian Prabhakran was their leader?”

      What about your pimp Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa declaring Mahinda was not just a name but a country in a public rally in Nugegoda?

      Was it a statement from highly sophisticated and civilised person?
      He needs to be fed a lot of lemon puffs to shut his mouth from passing verbal diarrhoea.

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        Hindian Vedda
        Your comments are getting bland day by day.

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      Champa,
      Do you know Srilanka government sit and talked with proscribed LTTE for many years? Were you not ashamed to talk barbarian Prabhaharan? West considerd your Sinhala Buddhist state leaders are worst barberic Sinhala Fundamentalists. This is the barberic creatures dragged women and children from their houses and burnt in the Colombo streets in 1958. Do you know how a prisoners eye was drilled by your barberic animals? Do you know how many barberic Sinhala forces raped hundreds of Tamil and Sinhala girls? You are a disgraced Buddhist!

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        Ajith
        You are repeating the same to which I already answered when you first posted this comment.
        Check archives and stop repeating same comments. It is boring.
        You Tamils do the same. Eg: Cholan, Tamil from the north, Hindian Vedda.

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      @ Chompa the London Coolie

      All over Asia ancient books were translated during British rule.
      This doesn’t mean Mohavamsa comic book is true.
      This book was written by a fanatic Buddhist Ayotullah to distort the true history of this land.
      A clear vertical archaeological survey must be done when there were Tamil Buddhists they also built many temples all distorted.
      Probably inside many pagodas, there are ruined Hindu temples.
      He He He this comic book Mahavamsa is not giving single historical evidence of the arrival of deported criminal Wijaya funny he has missed many south Indian coasts even Danusgodi but reached Mannar using latest GPS.
      U.S ..Australia and New Zealand all today ruled by English immigrants real sons of soils are all eclipsed ..same goes to this cursed land.
      Tamils were living since historical times in the southern parts of India probably when there was a land mass bridge but comedy book Mahavamsa talk about Sinhala race.
      Criminal Vijaya and his 699 thugs were responsible for todays Modayas population even a child will not believe.
      Mahavamsa is a fabricated comedy book suitable for children story.
      ROGUE BRITISH why the hell you lick them and clean their toilets.?

      Cheers

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    I ask my Canadian friend “Will Justin Trudeau have the b@11$ to do this?”. And he questions me back. “But does Justin have b@11$?” Good point.

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      wannihami, the police at all levels in Canada/secret services CSIS/CSE and the PM’s office are structured in Canada to function independently of each other. At times there has been some interference from the PM’s office case in point the recent fiasco of SNC-Lavalin. Majority of the time they function the way they are structured. SL on the other hand is one corrupt nation run by the Rajapaksa goons. If anyone found breaking the law in Canada will be arrested. So, to answer your question, yes he/she/they will be arrested.

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    Discretion is the better part of valour. If the two men had not displayed the flag nothing would have happened. By all means, carry the national flag of Tamil Eelam. I am not sure whether displaying the LTTE flag is an offence under the anti-Terrorism Act in the UK. As far as Canada is concerned the LTTE remains a banned organization, but it is not an offence to display the LTTE Tiger flag. The flag is just a symbol. Those who claim that the Sri Lankan army has defeated the LTTE terrorists should think again. The quest for autonomy continues since the government has made the Tamils its enemies. President Sirisena has decided to commemorate the 10th year of defeating the LTTE.

    But the war the Sri Lankan army fought was not against any foreign enemy. It was against fellow citizens of the country and with the help of almost 22 countries. India, Pakistan, UK, China all provided arms, ammunition, intelligence, surveillance etc.

    Peace is not the absence of war. There cannot be real peace until and unless the festering/simmering ethnic conflict is solved amicably.

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      Thanga
      How could displaying the LTTE flag is not an offence?
      The symbol depicted in the LTTE flag is the symbol of a Terrorist outfit.
      If the terrorist outfit is proscribed, how could their symbolic flag is legal?
      When a terrorist organization is banned under Anti-Terrorism Laws, everything else belonging to that outfit is illegal.
      Sri Lankan Army didn’t wage a war against “fellow citizens.” They only fought against terrorists. Terrorists are nobody’s friends. They are not even citizens, as they don’t have a country.
      What ethnic conflict are you talking about? There was no ethnic conflict. There was only terrorism.
      How about other similar terrorist outfits such as; ISIS, Jihad and Hamas? Do Muslims in other countries embrace them as “Brothers” or consider them as “fellow citizens?”
      There is nothing called “Tamil Eelam.” It was only an attempt to divide a sovereign country through terrorism.
      Your advice to overseas LTTE terrorists to carry the LTTE flag as National Flag is despicable.
      You are promoting LTTE terrorism.
      What is your full name? You should be blacklisted.
      Are you getting Sri Lankan Government pension? If so, it should to stopped forthwith.
      Furthermore, you say, “discretion is the better part of valour” which was a joke in the Play, when coward Falsaff pretended to be dead. Terrorism is engaging in guerrilla warfare and their attack will come from nowhere. I hope our Army will pay attention to this.

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    All Tamil Organizations agree that they all are in diplomatic agitation. Then it is not clear why they have not advised their activists to refrain from displaying banned objects in public places.
    The news says the activists houses were searched by 5:00PM and there were complain at 6:33 about the objects they were carrying at the Airport. This could indicate the hyper activeness of Lankawe’ British Embassy. Still there is chance British police might have been on the lookout as Britain is sponsoring the new Resolution. Other than that there is nothing extraordinary.
    So far only two Tamils, Sampanthar and Sumanthiran, have not expressed their opinion on Britain is bringing in rollover resolution. Even Mavai had said his disbelief of it is working in any direction. Probably Britain, Germany and other three sponsors of this resolution are with us on this. They may not be expecting this extension bear any fruit. So it is pointless we talk further on what the new resolution can or cannot do.
    But the local developments have been, as usual, glamorous and interesting. China’s funding is now drying out on politicians. So no Cinema actresses are to Geneva. But the Tamil Buddhist is replacing Hakeem, Karuna… Class Company. The original Leader Mahinda Samarasinghe replacing the GLP, once again. UNP side’s Mangala. Tilak, Harsha’s …. names are still not there. Colombo Media suggesting that is another split between Ranil and New King. But there is new talk of patching the Yahapalanaya again, in the Colombo Media.

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    We are one of the few who originally suggested if Old King Splits SLFP, he will be killing the election entertainment in Lankawe. Old King already fears if he had killed that. Old Brother Prince will want to stand in election to save him. He visibly saw New King and Old King threatening of Ranil arresting him and forced him to leave to USA couple of times in the short past. So He cannot take as granted anyone of them coming as presidents and saving him. He, further, as an American Citizen, needs to keep America happy too. So he is inserting him as a candidate. This provided to Old King an excuse why he cannot endorsed New King standing back in the election. So the SLFP – Slap Party Union is in jeopardy. Here Auvai is telling an example of some people’s relationship. “அற்ற குளத்தில் அறுநீர்ப் பறவைபோல் “. The birds came to pond from different directions to fish together, fly back septate for the direction they came, when the water goes dried. So Old King here after doesn’t want to send Old Brother Prince to USA, to cheat him and New King is looking for new relationship with the Old Butterfly.
    Here are so many variables. Our so many variables guide us nowhere. We can predict nothing out of these. “Yahapalanaya” name says that it is to bring justice to people from the murderous, war criminal gang. It promised in 2015, within 100 days a new constitution had to be installed, abolishing EP. The greedy started to chase the Sinhala Buddhists. Yahapalanayist abandoned their 2015 promises, made deals to stand in EP elections with murderers and saved them from International gallows and UN Electric Chairs. Ranil supported the Un-Constitutional Coup and offered Old King to take over the PM position. Things are now other way, as said by Colombo Media.

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    Old Brother Prince was New King’s hand in Old Royals’ camp. But, New Brother Prince lately said if his brother is not getting justice from Old Royals, he too would jump in EP election. That was said to meaning if Old Brother Prince seeking candidacy. Now Colombo media is saying New King dusting the Yahapalanaya National Unity’s “abolition of EP” aligning with Ranil, after 4 years of abandoning its promises. New King may be thinking he may not win but his enemy Ranil may win. Ranil is may be thinking that if he win, he has no idea where will the new Rolled over Resolution. So he is not willing to undertake same burden of saving all internationally notorious criminals. I don’t know if these are about coming EP election or convincing Britain and its group before the Resolution extended. So First time, in power hungry Colombo Politicians’ circle, no one willing to take up Super King job, the EP. Let’s see what comes after the resolution extension.

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    Again to the Lankan retards , go save your shit hole instead exploring others.

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    The world is finally getting better as many countries are finally seeing terrorists as terrorists.
    .
    1. The British Police has set a world record by arresting two Tamil LTTE terrorists after allowing LTTE’s Theoretician and British terrorists (late) Anton Balasinham and Adela Balasinham and exiled LTTE and GTF to operate LTTE’s international arm from London for 45 years (from 1974 to 2019).
    .
    2. Under Pakistan Prime Minister’s direct orders, 44 Islamic terrorists were arrested. This was on top of releasing Indian Pilot Abhivandan after treating him like a VIP, which is also a world record as it diffused the tension between India and Pakistan, avoiding a possible bloodbath. (I wonder why Imran Khan turned down his colleagues’ attempt to recommend his name for the next Nobel Peace Prize. He fully deserves it. These two actions are more than enough to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.)
    .
    3. The French Counter-terrorism Police has shot dead the pregnant wife of a Jihad terrorist in the prison when they tried to stab jail guards. UNHRC, Yasmin Sooka, Navanethem Pillay and INGOs are silent as they know the French Police have a right to anticipatory self defence, though the same right is denied for our Army. Jihad terrorism in Europe is now rare thanks to stringent counter terrorism laws in those countries.

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      @ Chompa the London Coolie

      All over Asia ancient books were translated during British rule.
      This doesn’t mean Mohavamsa comic book is true.
      This book was written by a fanatic Buddhist Ayotullah to distort the true history of this land.
      A clear vertical archaeological survey must be done when there were Tamil Buddhists they also built many temples all distorted.
      Probably inside many pagodas, there are ruined Hindu temples.
      He He He this comic book Mahavamsa is not giving single historical evidence of the arrival of deported criminal Wijaya funny he has missed many south Indian coasts even Danusgodi but reached Mannar using latest GPS.
      U.S ..Australia and New Zealand all today ruled by English immigrants real sons of soils are all eclipsed ..same goes to this cursed land.
      Tamils were living since historical times in the southern parts of India probably when there was a land mass bridge but comedy book Mahavamsa talk about Sinhala race.
      Criminal Vijaya and his 699 thugs were responsible for todays Modayas population even a child will not believe.
      Mahavamsa is a fabricated comedy book suitable for children story.
      ROGUE BRITISH why the hell you lick them and clean their toilets.?

      Cheers

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        Cholan
        Give examples of other books which were translated by British with the names of authors.
        The truth is, the British were never expected to a see a Great Chronicle like Mahawamsa written in chronological order, in a small country like ours.
        Even the Chronicle of Kashmir was written 600 years after Mahawamsa.
        Tamil Buddhists have made temples????? Ha ha ha give one name!
        If Mahawamsa is a comic book to you, how would you explain the existence of a land mass bridge, the monkey-made one?
        I read somewhere it was actually a coral patch reef or a fringing reef, not a monkey-made bridge.
        It is possible for monkeys to place stones over the fringing reef between India and Lanka, rather than building a bridge on their own. When I have time I will look for Indian research articles about it.
        By the way, machang Cholan, watch out, as you will be hunted down in London soon.

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          Champa, Mahawamsa has now been proved wrong. Biologically a male lion cannot mate with a human female to produce human progeny. Aryan ancestry of Sinhalese has been blown off and even Bengali ancestry has been made questionable with recent DNA studies done on Sinhalese. Buddhas flying visit to Sri Lanka is merely a flight of fantasy. Cholan is right to call Mahawamsa a comic book due to all these stupid features. In all Mahawamsa is a cooked up story like Ramayana or Mahabaratha. It is your sheer bigotedness to say that no Buddhist temples were built by Tamils just as much to say that no Hindu temples were built by Sinhalese. Did you care to think why is that in remains of Buddhist temples that are in northern and eastern provinces there is no inscriptions in Sinhala. For your information the tallest Buddha statue in the world is found in Nagarjunakonda in Andra Pradesh.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
            Who says we are descendants of a lion?
            Even Mahawamsa doesn’t say it.
            According to Mahawamsa, the adult only part has happened in Sinhapura, Vanga Kingdom in India, NOT in Lanka.
            The Lion, according to Mahawamsa was Vijaya Hora’s grandfather.
            Vijaya Hora didn’t come to an isolated land.
            According to Mahawamsa, he came to Lankapuraya ruled by the last Yakkha King Maha Kaalasena.
            Then he met Kuweni, who believed to be the Commander-in-Chief of Maha Kaalasena.
            Then they killed the Yakkha king and his people.
            Mahawamsa NEVER says they “annihilated” the Yakkha Tribe.
            Then he married to Kuweni and had two children.
            Later he chased away Kuweni, but there is NO mention of the descendants of their children.
            (Vedda people are not the descendants of Kuweni’s children. I believe [for many reasons] Veddas are descendants of ancient Raaksha Tribe.)
            Then Vijaya Hora brought down a queen from India, but DIDN’T HAVE any children from her.
            Now you tell me how do you prove we are descendants of Vijaya Hora aka lion, without him having ANY CHILDREN?
            The history has clearly differentiated Vijaya Hora’s people as Vankars (Vanga) and Sinhalese Yakkha people as Cinkars.
            The name Sinha or Sinhalaya didn’t come from Vijaya Hora. We were Cinkars, (the original inhabitants,) even before he came.
            There can be descendants of Vankars (not directly from Vijaya Hora, but as descendants of 700 bandits who accompanied by him + his nephew), which may be “only about 1%” among Sinhalese, who can be easily recognized as ruffians, thieves, bandits, those who engage in domestic violence, rapists, child molesters and murderers.
            Finally, thank you, as you say (99% of) Sinhalese DON’T HAVE Aryan ancestry or Bengali ancestry.
            Sinhalese are proud descendants of ancient Lanka’s first inhabitants, Yakkhas and our first King was Rawana.

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    I have personally encountered the roudy behaviour of Tamil terrorists in London. As a fellow Tamil I am so glad that they have been brought before the books.

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    Eelam Tamil Patriot Toronto

    Thalaivar may have had many qualities, but he clearly wasn’t able to appreciate that 10,000 (with limited and diminishing resources) would be no match for an opposition of 250,000 (with all sorts of big toys to play with). If Thalaivar understood the odds, he would have taken a different path to winning something from the devious Sinhalese politicians. Sadly, his legacy is a broken community whose perfectly legitimate case has been set back at least a couple of generations.

    My mate Bala, a super mathematician, understood the impossible odds but held out hope right to the end, even after his lovely house in Valvetithurai (with foreign fixtures and fittings) was blow to smithereens by the rampant navy. Sometimes, hope and bravery is no match for the pragmatic realities of the situation.

    Never mind, thirty years of misery for all of Sri Lanka was perhaps some compensation for the unacceptable pogroms of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and finally 1983 that our Tamil community suffered.

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    Let the Idiots enjoy. The entire Universe saw the Ruthless Terrorist out fit Erased in Sri Lanka. The Countries that provided a safe haven for the Terrorists will sooner or later will pay for their mistakes.

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    Flag is just a piece of cloth like Ambudey in colours or salute it calling National Flag. Why should anybody worry whether who carries it or wears it?

    The LTTE flag is displayed publicly in CT page here as well. Why no action taken yet is a million dollar question to me. Has anyone an answer?

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