30 October, 2020

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Distorting History To Promote Tamil Politics

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

One of the main obstacles standing in the way reconciliation, based on a reasonable and lasting solution, is the refusal of the Jaffna Tamils to face the realities of their history. By and large, the average Tamil knows only two kinds of history : 1. a distorted view of the Mahavamsa – the main target of the anti-Sinhala-Buddhist propaganda campaign launched by G. G. Ponnambalam in the thirties and 2. glorified tales of a Tamil kingdom and Tamil culture, which they claim preceded that of the Sinhala-Buddhists, and, therefore, entitled to a homeland consisting of the north and the east. Tamils know more about the demonised Mahavamsa than their own history. Hardly any of them had even heard of Yalapana Vaipava Malai, written by poet Mylvaganam. They are also surprised that there was a Vellahla betel seller called Moddeley Tambi, the Father of Vellahlas, who led a revolt against the Dutch. They believe in the Tesawalamai only because it is the Jaffna-centric Bible that protects the casteist rights of the Vellahlas.

They are also very sensitive about their history. It is partly because they don’t have a respectable history which can bring glory to them, despite their claim to antiquity. When the Jaffna Tamils boast of the Tamil culture they don’t mean a home-grown culture produced creatively by the migrant settlers who came from S. India in and around the 13th century. No. They mean the rich culture of S. India – the only historical homeland of the Tamils. Culturally, Jaffna is as dry as its land. Nor did they create a humane political culture. From Sankilli who killed 600 innocent Catholics in 1544 to Velupillai Prabhakaran their historical icons have been the worst killers and oppressors of Tamils. They hate to be reminded of their history that denied the basic human rights to their fellow-Tamils. After all, at the end of their so-called great Tamil history they are left with only one great hero : Velupillai Prabhakaran, the Tamil Pol Pot who killed more Tamils than all the others put together. He inherited and executed with ruthless commitment the fascist culture of Vellahlas, his political fathers, who never hesitated to kill their disobedient slaves. His DNA runs way back into the blood stream of Sankilli, the first mass killer of dissident Tamils. Hopefully, he will be the last Tamil to kill Tamils on a mass scale.

They are also sensitive about their history because they have mounted their claim for a separate state based on a fictitious geography and concocted history. They detest any counter-narratives as they tend to tear apart their political claims for a separate state. For instance, during the 33 years of the Vadukoddai War they put the lid on the war crimes and crimes against the Tamils by the Tamils claiming that it would undermine the war effort. They would kill (Mrs. Ragini Thiranagama) or beat within an inch of the last breath (D.B.S. Jeyaraj) anyone who dared to challenge their version of events. Now they rush to censor counter-narratives saying that it would hinder the current political process in which they are hoping to go beyond of 13A to a federal state, or to the nearest point of a separate state. However, in the post-Prabhakaran period new winds are blowing, opening up vistas for counter-narratives challenging the conventional and populist version of blaming the Sinhala-Buddhists.

If the current political process of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government is to go anywhere near peace then it has to go beyond the history manufactured by G. G. Ponnambalam and S. J. V. Chelvanayakam in the latter’s Vadukoddai Resolution. The hidden history of Jaffna must be revealed to the Tamils, warts and all. So far the Tamils have been taught a Talibanised history, sanitised to glorify its fascist past and demonise the Sinhala-Buddhists. That is a recipe for hate, not reconciliation. The latest chapter was written by Chief Minister, C. V. Wigneswaran who condemned all the Sinhala leaders, from the day of Independence, as genocidal killers of Tamils. When such hysteria is spewed out by a former Supreme Court judge it is difficult to understand how he managed to the balance the evidence before him and delivered an objective judgement. This is hate politics designed to take the Tamils down the road to Nandikadal.

This reflects the thinking of the Tamils at the apex. It is also aimed at bringing out of the poisonous venom that warps the narrow minds of bigoted Tamils. How has Wigneswaran’s distortion helped the understanding history? How has it helped reconciliation and peace? Wigneswaran is carrying on the hate politics promoted by Ponnambalams and Chelvanayakams.It is this pattern of distorting history for immediate political gain that contributed significantly to exacerbate the North – of South relations. Future reconciliation depends on revisiting the Tamil past and evaluating the pros and cons more rationally, objectively, based on historical evidence rather than mono-ethnic extremism that can lead to another bloody crawl to Nandikadal. .

They live in perpetual fear of their known/mythical universe crumbling under the scrutiny of testable evidence. Knowing the fallacies on which their politics is based, they give as much gas as they could to convince the world that they have been the victims of Sinhala-Buddhist majority. Simultaneously, they use every far-fetched strand of history to push their mono-ethnic political agenda. As stated by the brothers, Ratnajeevan and Rajan Hoole, the Vellahla intellectuals who dominate the Tamil ideology would not open up space for a counter-narrative. It is quite plain now that they would go to extreme lengths to cover-up their past like the way the cats claw the ground to cover-up their smelly stuff. They would come charging in, baring their claws, if anyone dared to put out a counter-narrative to the conventional one which blames only the Sinhala-Buddhists. They would exert maximum pressure to silence those presenting a counter-narrative.

Right now their political mythology is facing a challenge from the narrative of Mrs. Subramanium Sivagami, alias ‘Colonel’ Thamilini’s. Her book Oru Koorvaalin Nizhalil is exposing the lies propagated by the Prabhakaranists. Ben Bavinck’s diaries too are a severe blow to the sanitised account of the Tamil Pol Potist history. The pioneers in this field like the Hoole brothers, Rajan and Ratnajeevan, had to pay a heavy price for their beliefs. Others like Prof. K. Indrapala, who began his career in historiography by presenting the known facts, recanted under intense pressure, and went back to rewrite his own history to suit the Vadukoddai political agenda. So did Prof. A. J. Wilson, the son-in-law of the father of Tamil separatism. His first explanation for the success of democracy in Sri Lanka, despite all its infirmities, was the impact of Buddhism. Later, as he drew closer to his father-in-law’s separatist ideology, he veered to the anti-Sinhala-Buddhist ideology. Politicising history and sociology to serve the Tamil separatist agenda has been one of the primary causes that worsened the inter-ethnic relations.

Whenever these re-writers of history reach a point beyond which they can’t go to cook the books, they withdraw into a conspiracy of silence, particularly when it comes to hiding the seamy side of their past. However, a new trend is emerging to expose this cover-up. A more convincing counter-narrative is gaining momentum questioning the mono-causal theory of blaming the Sinhala-Buddhist. Bit by bit the one-sided Ponnambalam-Chelvanayakam narrative is coming apart at the seams. The political advantages they gained by maintaining a silence about their crimes against their own people are being demolished under the weight of the new evidence. Having washed their hands off any guilt by passing the buck to the Sinhala-Buddhists, the Tamil elite was sitting pretty as if they had noting to do with the events that dragged their people all the way to Nandikadal. But those who took refuge behind their calculated silence, knowing what happened in history, can no longer wash their hands off their guilt. There is no piety in silence any more. Their role is no longer be tenable. Foreign-funded research centres which never dared to peep over the cadjan curtain into the dark recesses of Jaffna society will have to invest more money to dig up new excuses to cover-up the brutal crimes of the Tamil leadership and their political failures. Blaming the Sinhala south for the historical failures of the Tamil leadership has run out of steam. No one is buying Wigneswaran’s resolution passed in the Northern Provincial Council like the way they bought the Vadukoddai Resolution.

International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) and Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) headed by Tamil political activists will have to revisit the past and revise the distortions of history they deliberately manufactured to promote the Tamil political agenda as defined in the Vadukoddai Resolution. Though they claimed to be human rights activists they did not actively pursue programmes to combat the fascist tyranny of the one-man regime run by Tamil Pol Pot. Their agenda was aimed at appeasing mono-ethnic Tamil extremism disguised as minority rights. They manufactured a political vocabulary, ideology and a doxology to praise and justify the evil Genie that came out of the Vadukoddai bottle. A remarkable coincidence is that the political agendas of ICES, CPA, National Peace Council etc., each scratching each other’s back except when they were fighting for the donor’s foreign funds, did not deviate one millimetre from the prescribed agenda in the Vadukoddai Resolution. On the contrary, they engaged in research to rewrite history in accordance with the claims of the Vadukoddai Resolution.

For instance, pundits like Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu (PS) who boasts of running a leading research center for good governance has never dared to look at the evil staring in his face. His labours have been to demonise the elected governments of the south ( a variation of the theme of Wigneswaran blaming all Sinhala leaders) and not the fascist regime / culture of the north.. He is the one-eyed jack who claims to hold a Ph.D from a Western university. He seems to be acting on the assumption that he is a latter day Moses who has gone up the mountain in the American embassy and brought down the commandments dictated to him by his Yankee Yahweh for the good of the natives. Besides, licking Western boots has made him act like the proverbial monkeys who never see any evil, hear no evil, or speak no evil about the thing happening on the other side of the cadjan curtain. “After such knowledge, what forgiveness”? Turning a blind eye to the side he favours politically and focusing sharply on the side he demonises is not the best route to find the truth. His partisan politics is demonstrated amply and shamefully in legal suits. He has repeatedly sued the Government of Sri Lanka and boasts of his successes. (Good on him!). But he never took Prabhakaran to court, not even to the kangaroo courts in the Vanni. Why?

Taking on the elected government is another way of accusing them publicly in the eyes of the international court of public opinion. But Prabhakaran was allowed to go scot free. Why? Was it because he considered Prabhakaran to be a milk-white baby that had to be protected from public scrutiny? Or was it because it was politically disadvantageous to expose the crimes of the Tamil Pol Pot in the Vannni? Of course, he could not plead ignorance of what was happening behind the cadjan curtain because the intrepid University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) was in the forefront exposing the grim realities on the ground. So what excuse was there for PS and his hired gangs to be silent? Their vociferous anger was directed only at the elected state and not at the unelected fascist regime of the Tamil Tigers. The total effect of their silence was to be the unacknowledged partners of Prabhakaran’s one-man regime pursuing inhuman rights. Their sham courage was in challenging the democratic state. But where was their courage in challenging Prabhakaran, committing war crimes and crimes against humanity?

Tamils massacring Tamils in the name of Tamils is the equivalent of Hitlerism, Stalinism and Pol Potism rolled into one. PS and his gang maintained a grim silence. They did not shed even crocodile tears for the victims of the Tamil tyranny. According to Shamindra Ferdinando, Deputy Editor of The Island. the “Pakias” in NGOs had collected 28 million dollars over the years. They were paid by their foreign masters to be the watchdogs of political morality. With $28 million all the “Pakias” could have monitored even the quality of the water in Velupillai’s swimming pool in the Vanni? They had the resources, they had the right, they had the ability. But they did nothing. Are they not guilt of Goebbelsian crimes when they fabricated excuses / arguments which amounted to justifying the violence of the Tamil Pol Pot? What was their morality worth if it could not identify the evil that was destroying the Tamils?

The hired human rights activists, serving the interests of the American Embassy more than the victims of the Tamil tyranny, knew the agony and the misery of the Tamils under the Tamil Pol Pot. The following snippet from Bavinck’s diary recorded on December 12, 1990 reveals the plight of the Tamils under Tamil fascism: ”In a long conversation with my friend Daya (Somasunderam), he remarked that there was increasing thought control by the Tigers. All news, which the people hear or read, is totally biased: for example, that it was the government which started the fighting in June, or that the attack on the mosque in Kattankudi was carried out by the army…..

On October 5, 1990, Bavinck wrote : “The attitude of the Tigers to people with different points of view is implacable. The whole of society is being watched by a network, composed of confidential committees in the villages, called sittooravai. These committees report on anyone who expresses himself carelessly or acts suspiciously. Complete families have been arrested. The Tigers’ torture practice, reportedly, is terrible. Many detainees have been killed. I heard a story where a Tiger cadre read out a list of 200 victims, after which, he himself burst into tears.”

The depressing picture drawn by Bavinck reveals that the chances of peace were remote because the necessary conditions for peace were not pursued by the Pol Potist state. The NGOs were holding seminars in the south to change the opinion of the Sinhala-Buddhist. But what programmes were they running to inform the Tamil electorate to change their mono-ethnic extremism?

What shines through Bavinck’s account is his moral clarity, his ability to cut out the theoretical cant and assess events as objectively as possible to reflect the grim realities faced by the Tamil people caught in the cross-fire. It is the Tamils of Jaffna who had to face the brunt of the exploding violence. On top of the violence the people of Jaffna also had live under the most trying conditions imposed b by the one-man regime of Prabhakaran. They even siphoned off the food and medicine sent by the Sri Lankan government – the only government that supplied essentials to a rebel-held territory, according to David Feng of UN – to the Tamil civilians. Their lack of honesty and integrity make them the intellectual scums bags thriving on the misery of the Tamil people. Bavinck, on the contrary, displays consistently a genuine concern for the victims of a needless war. He doesn’t hide behind hypocritical morality of saving peace by saving Prabhakaran. That was totally unrealistic.

Peace was unattainable as long as Prabhakaran was allowed to hold the kalashnikov in one hand and a hand grenade in the other. Prabhakaran was committed to fight until death to achieve his Eelam. He has told his lieutenants to kill him if he settles for anything less. So how was PS going to establish peace with a megalomaniac like Prabhakaran who was using violence as a bargaining chip at the negotiating table? PS knew that the final outcome of stopping the war would result only in saving Prabhakaran to fight another day. Besides, Prabhakaran had killed all the peace-makers – Rajiv Gandhi, President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Neelan Tiruchelvam, and nearly got Chandrika Kumaratunga. He had also shot to pieces all peace formulas, from Indo-Lanka Agreement, Norway brokered international agreement signed in 2002, the subsequent P-TOMS, etc.

As stated by Bavinck, Prabhakaran had missed all the opportunities that came his way. So how was PS going to get a solution that would usher in lasting peace through talks? For all practical purpose, there was only one morality available for peace-lovers : get rid of Prabhakaran. It was immoral to stop the war in the last stage when Prabhakaran was on his last legs. Would the Allies have stopped the World War II when they were at the gates of Berlin? Where is the morality in that? It was when the Vadukoddai War had reached the last stage that PS staged a comic drama of trying to stop the war. He was jumping from one Western capital to another hoping to stop the war. What was PS hoping to save by stopping the war? It couldn’t have been peace because Prabhakaran had killed all the peace-makers. PS’s argument of saving lives by stopping the war a figment of his sick imagination. Besides, he knew that Prabhakaran used all ceasefire deals to recoup, recruit, rearm, and renew his fire-power to kill more and more.

Besides, PS never ran around to stop the war and the killing when Prabhakaran was winning in the early stages – a military exercise achieved at the cost of thousands of lives. He discovered the morality of saving lives by stopping the war only when Prabhakaran was losing. In any case, common sense would have dictated to him that the only beneficiary of the stopping the war would be Prabhakaran and if PS did not know that he should not be in the business of peace-making.

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    Mahindapala,

    You and people like you are the one distorting the history.

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      This article is nothing but Vellahlas bashing and Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu bashing. Looks like he is having a chip on his shoulder. [Edited out]

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        Look at Mahidapala’s eyes, dont they look like Omar Mateen’s, the mass murderer who killed 50 people in the US recently.

        Something psychologically wrong with Maindapala too.

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      Anpu

      Mahindapala is displaying his distorted mind

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      where darling where?

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      Distorting History? Now there is something Mahindapala knows well about. Dammit, he can write a book about it, the old contortionist.

  • 19
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    The one and only person who is concocting new stories and distorting History to the maximum is none other than H. L. D. Mahindapala.

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    /Tamils massacring Tamils in the name of Tamils is the equivalent of Hitlerism, Stalinism and Pol Potism rolled into one. /

    Can someone tell whether this idiot ever listed JVP’s killings, cleansing the country from the JVP menace, Premadasa’s killing and a host of Rajapakse killings in the same breadth?

    It is unbelievable that Colombo Telegraph still provides him a platform.

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      Ranjo

      “Can someone tell whether this idiot ever listed JVP’s killings, cleansing the country from the JVP menace, Premadasa’s killing and a host of Rajapakse killings in the same breadth?”

      Come on, you should know he is a very old man who cannot be expected to remember everything and his memory is so blurred he is free to type anything he wants to which pleases a few.

      “It is unbelievable that Colombo Telegraph still provides him a platform.”

      CT would be cruel to him if it deprives this fading old man a space to contemplate his unattained fantasies.

      Please be kind to old people who cannot say anything good about or see in humanity. Probably he was deprived of a healthy and happy childhood or may have been abused.

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        [Edited out]

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          Jamis Muthu Bannda the Tamil-speaking Sinhalam

          “[Edited out]”

          Brilliant

          Thanks for keeping it brief.

          Your friend and soul mate Ben Hurling was looking for you.

  • 18
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    Here’s a more appropriate title that applies to this article:

    Distorting History To Promote Myself – Mahindapala

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    THE [Edited out] AUTHOR SPITS OUT RACIST VENOM. HE DOES NOT REALIZE THAT UNLESS THERE IS RECONCILIATION THE COUNTRY WILL GO DOWN . ALL ETHNIC GROUPS WILL GO DOWN WITH THE COUNTRY. THE [Edited out] AUTHOR IS BENT ON DRIVING A WEDGE BETWEEN COMMUNITIES, ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS. I DO NOT DEFEND LTTE. BUT THE SINHALA DISCRIMINATION OF TAMILS SINCE THE BANDARANAYAKE ERA IS WHAT GAVE RISE TO TAMIL EXTREMISM.

    LEGISLATION DEMANDING MORE MARKS FOR TAMILS FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSION, BURNING OF JAFFNA LIBRARY, LOSS OF JOBS FOLLOWING SNIHALA-ONLY POLICY AND MULTIPLE ANTI-TAMIL POGROMS ARE MAIN REASONS.

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    HLD,
    I don’t really want to comment about your “great” knowledge of SL Tamil history or your “stupi..ty” of Sinhalese history. But…..
    According to your single historic doc, half cast Indian prince landed near Manar or Chliaw with 700 so called Aryans in 500BC and 350 years later, that is around 150BC, you get great civilisation around present Hambantota (complete opposite end of Manar) .. This DutuGamunu had farther King, grandfather King .. in Hambantota area.. How possible is this except in fiction…
    700 bandits in present Chilaw in 500BC evolved to great civilisation in opposite side of the country who knew to build great Stupas, big armies… in 200~300 years..

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    Correction [Edited out] Mahindapala,

    “One of the main obstacles standing in the way reconciliation, based on a reasonable and lasting solution, is the refusal of the Jaffna Tamils to face the realities of their history” and secondly and most importantly the Southern Sinhalese people’s refusal to face realities of their own history.

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    An eye opening read for those who doxology to Tamil racism and thrash on Sinhala Buddhists as the “main” course to “all” the problems in Sri Lanka!

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      max moron

      “An eye opening read”

      Only if you are standing on your head and sitting on your brain.

      What do you know about Rodia, apart from old colonial nude photos of these people?

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        Native, day by day, your becoming not only a stupid but a real wild buffalo too. I do not think I should response to a maniac like you who falls on the category that I have mention in my small comment above. Doxology towards Tamil racism. You idiot and similar minded suckers are the virus to SL, mainly to Tamils. Just like SJV Chelva, A.J. Wilson, C. Sundaralinkam, Amirthalinkam, Sampanthan, Sumanthiran – the theoreticians of Tamil racism and finally the militant arm of them, the late barbarian VP. (I am not skipping the Sinhala counter parts of Tamil racism but responded only to one key board guerilla).

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          max moron

          What do you know about Rodia, apart from old colonial nude photos of these people?

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            Native the stupid,

            What do you know about “Yaksha”, “Naga” tribes (not in the definition of west) that were here in “Heladiva” in the pre historic days?

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    Here we go again.

    What do you mean by culture? Sri Lankan Tamils have a lot in common with Singhalese than with South Indian Tamils.Sri Lankan Tamils lived happily among Singhalese and mixed marriages were common.Only SWRD’s Singhala only split us apart.

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      Mixed marriages were only common.
      Like hell.
      The caste has to be matched, the dowry has to be good before the jaffna tamil marries anyone.
      Once everything is carefully selected, how many mixed marriages did you have?

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        Boring
        Are you referring to HMLD”s mixed marriage where all what you mention got matched?

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    His-Storian Liar D Mahindapala

    Part of real history. It all started with this.

    In 1928, in the course of the discussion on the Donoughmore Commission proposals in the State Council, D.S.Senanayake famously said:

    “We do not want to get rid of anyone from this Island. Let us live together; let us be citizens of this country and not citizens of any other…. We want the Indians in Ceylon to be Ceylonese; to be domiciled here…. We do not deny them citizenship…. We would welcome the Indians as Ceylonese, but if they have no permanent interests in Ceylon, then let them be Indians; let them look after themselves. They must be either citizens of India or Ceylon…. We do not want to differentiate. We do not want to discriminate. We do not consider Indians as aliens…. We tell them ‘Become part of ourselves, become Ceylonese, and then share in the Government’…. That is our position, and I hope that our friends will not for their own purposes misinterpret us, but will appreciate our real attitude in this matter”.

    But in a matter of months after becoming a dominion, the same Senanayake, now the Prime Minister of the country, turned his guns towards the most exploited and oppressed community in the island, the plantation Tamils, who lived segregated in line house in tea estates, away from the general trend of life without being allowed to settle down in nearby villages. Through Ceylon Citizenship Act no. 18 of 1948 and Indian and Pakistani Residents (Citizenship) Act of 1949, they were stripped of their citizenship rights which were followed by a third act, Ceylon (Parliamentary Elections) Amendment Act, no. 48 of 1949, legalising the denial of their voting rights.

    The bills were blatant violations of Article 29 (2) of the Island’s Constitution drafted by British Soulbury Commission before granting Dominion status. The flimsy provision barred the state from making ‘persons of any community or religion liable to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of other communities or religions are not made liable.’2 Despite the rhetoric, the British Empire let the Senanayke’s Dominion Government act in the way they did, since the colonialists had their own reasons to do so. For an example, from a ‘Top Secret Report’, dated 09th June 1947, sent to the Cabinet jointly by the Chief of the Air Staff Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Chief of the Imperial General Staff and Vice Chief of the Naval Staff concerning ‘Defence Requirements in Ceylon’ stated:

    “There is always a danger of India (especially Congress India) interfering in Ceylonese internal politics and promoting discontent among the powerful Indian minority….Such disorders, however provoked, would have a serious effect upon the working of our service establishments. Although the Ceylon Government should be responsible for internal security, in the event of the situation becoming beyond her capacity to control and our defence interests being threatened, we should reserve the right to introduce forces, and to take action as necessary to protect our interests.”

    As a consequence of the citizenship bills, over 700,000 Tamils became stateless overnight. It was, in fact, the hard labour of the Tamil plantation workers that made a large welfare state possible in the first place. For example, according to official statistical records, the tea production rose to an average 120,000 metric tons in the war years and had peaked in 1948 at137,000 metric tons. ‘….about 40 per cent of gross national income of Ceylon in 1950 was derived from exports and about 30 per cent of gross national expenditure was on imported consumption goods. Nearly 95 per cent of export earnings were from tea, rubber and coconut products’ while tea remained as the major export crop. The Sri Lankan state generously spent the revenues to launch massive peasant colonisation schemes while providing free education, free health care, free milk feeding, free meals for school children and subsidies on essential goods, whereas the people who generated the revenues were left out as aliens who were denied even the
    fundamental democratic right of voting. Instead, they were presented as ‘parasites’ intending to oust the ‘Sinhalese out of their traditional areas’ by way of expansion.

    Shocked by the openly racist character of the citizenship bills, one of the leading Tamil politicians at the time, S.J.V.Chelvanayagam, said in the State Council, in 1948: “You are now hitting at the weakest section of the Tamils. You are hitting at the innocent and the meek that are labouring in the chill and the cold of the hill-country plantation regions producing your wealth. We will know where we stand when our turn comes next, we will know when the next piece of legislation in this series comes, the one dealing with our language.’

    Many believed that he was carried away by his anger triggered by the discriminatory nature of the Citizenship Bills. But in point of fact, his words reflected a prophetic truth than emotional outrage.

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    Mr.Mahindapala can you please name of a historian who accepted Mahavamsa as a proper history book? There are so many archeological evidences and historical evidences against Mahavamsa still you claims it as an acceptable historical evidence. That implies your understanding of SriLankan History.If you have ever read Mahavamsa you could have understood it is mixture of historical facts and fiction.I am aware of Long history of Ancient Kingdoms of SriLanka but Mahavamsa cannot be considered as a reliable source (How can anyone with common sense and historical knowledge accept a book which is based on fictional and Unscientific “Sinhabhu – Singaseevali” story?)
    I have never listened to GG’s or SJV’s speeches so I don’t want comment on those.Though Kingdom of Jaffna was established in 13th Century but there are evidences for existence of small kingdoms and Kings in Jaffna.I am really happy at least you heard about “Yarlpana Vaibava malai” and I’m pretty sure you haven’t read it.There are so many history books like “Kailyamaalai”,” Segaraja sekara maalai” which were written before the birth of SJV and GG.If you have ever read any of these book you wouldn’t have mentioned your delusional beliefs on Tamil culture.I am not saying those books are 100% correct they give an idea of Ancient Jaffna.
    I am from Jaffna as far I know almost all Jaffna people are concerned about current problems not about ancient history of Jaffna and I don’t think
    boasting about Ancient history will have an impact on reconciliation.

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    It is a pity that CT under the misguided notion of press freedom allow such garbage to be published. Can the editors seriously think allowing TAMIL BASHING is good for the country.I accuse the CT of racially biased publication can they answer me other than just edit me out. COME ON CT WAKE UP.

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      I was expecting a reply from the editor for his reason to publish race hate article by mahindapala. Where are you ?It appears you justify race hate by your silence .

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        PROUDMAN

        “I was expecting a reply from the editor for his reason to publish race hate article by mahindapala.”

        Tell us truthfully, do you read his typing?

        Most of us enjoy reading the comment section under his typings, some of them are brilliant and more of the readers should jump straight into the orgy of comedy.

        Don’t spoil our fun days.

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          Hello Native Vedda
          If reading the comments give you a degree of entertainment i will not spoil it.
          But my main concern is this type of thing get posted from one web to another and some people take it as true and form wrong opinion which is detementel to the reconciliation process.
          you think i should let it go. i respect your wisdom

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            PROUDMAN

            Even the most bigoted racists know when they read lies, damn lies and bloody lies.

            Please read this quote:

            “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

            ― Abraham Lincoln

            HLD M could write anything he wants to impress his partner if he has one, isn’t it up to us to chose our friends and what we read?

            “History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

            ― Napoléon Bonaparte

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      You mean CT should totally devote itself for Sinhala Buddhist bashing?

      SLDM is one against thousand.

      Soma

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    This guy is outright racist and this article is a crap.

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    I seriously believe HLDM is [Edited out]this garbage about Sri Lankan Tamils regularly . It’s time to bury the hatchet and unite . There’s more to unite us than there is to divide us .

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      Nosy Parker

      “There’s more to unite us than there is to divide us .”

      Therefore, let us unite by having more fun with HLD M’s typing and ignore the division/segregation of mind.

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    Mr. Mahindapala,

    Thank you very much for exposing the realities in Tamil society. Some Tamils will definitely find it difficult to face the truth. The problem is not people being uneducated. The problem is that they are educated just enough to believe what they have been taught, and not educated enough to question what they have been taught.

    For those who like to hang on to the notion of traditional homeland, I would like to suggest that they read:

    “An Appraisal of the Concept of a Traditional Tamil Homeland in Sri Lanka” by Gerald E. Peiris
    https://thuppahi.worldpress.com/?s=myth+of+traditional

    According to Report on Public Representation on Constitutional Reforms marginalized low caste people in Jaffna have opposed to giving police powers (pp. 55-56) and land rights (p.60) to the Northern Provincial Council dominated by high caste Tamils. Tamils in Jaffna bashing Wellala Tamils!

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      Untouchable Sudda

      “Thank you very much for exposing the realities in Tamil society.”

      Pardon me.

      I am not anti-intellectual I am only anti-bulls**t.

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    Mahindapala go and post this garbage article full of warped distorted history at some Sinhalese extremist site like Lankaweb SPUR, where it will be lapped up by it patrons, most of whom funnily enough are descended from largely low caste recently Sinhalised Indian Tamil indentured slave labour imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch colonials. Most probably you also may be one of them, that is why you are so bitter against the largely upper and middle caste indigenous Tamils

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    Thanks for this Mahindapala. You have understood the real nature of what we call an ethnic conflict.

    First as a young Sinhalese who was new to sites like GV, DBSJ and learnt the tamil point of view with the advent of social media, I was surprised with the tamils’ preoccupation of MVs while Sinhala people hardly valued it.
    Any sensible person first think a minority takes weapons due to discrimination or due to any legitimate reason. I too was the same. But with time I too could understand the what we are really facing.

    My tip to fellow sinhalese, research into the issue more because you will be surprised like me.

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      ‘Sach’ithanandam: “My tip to fellow sinhalese, research into the issue more because you will be surprised like me”.

      TFN: Hahaha……………..that is because you are one dumb clown. Keep entertaining us with your eternal stupidity.

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      Sachi boy, your fellow Sinhalese are not here anymore. They were born with intelligence and the boat left the shore long ago. Poor Sachi boy, did they leave you behind?

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    sachooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

    “My tip to fellow sinhalese, research into the issue more because you will be surprised like me.”

    We are already surprised with your ability to research and awed by the vastness of your stupidity.

    No more surprises please.

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      NV you are one immature idiot thinking you are very clever commenting on all CT articles and cheered on by smug fellow CT readers who think the same.

      Your immaturity is seen by the personal insults and stupid debating points which even primary school students would not attempt.

      Get a life.

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      Instead of littering the space with your stupid jokes and meaningless insults , try for once to counter what the author says..

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    HLD Mahindapala is a [Edited out] writer. He exploits the baser instincts. His mission is to instil feel-good among his narrow minded followers. Goebbelsian reference to caste system among non-Sinhalese 500 years back makes his followers feel that Sinhalese are advanced society because (among other things) Sinhalese society was (and is?) devoid of the evil caste system – they follow Buddha’s teaching. In this article he invents a Father of Vellahlas – betel seller called Moddeley Tambi who led a rebellion against Dutch. Says a lot about HLD M’s handle on history – 500 years ago there were no betel sellers! Pathetic man.

    HLD M says “One of the obstacles standing in the way of reconciliation………..is the refusal of the Jaffna Tamils to face the realities of their history”. Clearly intended to imply that Sinhalese are competent unbiased historians. Feeling good suckers?

    HLD M suggests that the 1958, 1977, 1983 pogroms against Tamils were justified because Tamil liberation movements will emerge very much later and Vigneswaran types in 2013. LTTE recruited child soldiers and so executing 12 year old Balachandran at close range is OK. HLD M’s concern is as to why it took four bullets. In 1554 Sankilli killed 600 Catholics and so it is OK in 2009 to corral emaciated Tamil civilians into a sliver of land designated no-fire-zone and bomb the hell out.

    The man indirectly implies “Disenfranchising a million Tamil speakers in 1948 and “Sinhala Only” in 1956 are OK”. The 1976 Vadducottai resolution is wrong but the Maharagama 2013 BBS call for Buddhist-Sinhala -Lanka is OK.

    For a whole week from 24 July 1983 Sinhala goons massacred Tamils in the streets because they were Tamils. The goons had HLD M mindset.

    HLD M is not daft but is an abjectly dishonest writer – as dishonest as the politicians who created and exploited the infamous Lankan language divide.

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    Another excellent article by Mr. Mahindapala!

    Mr. Mahindapala the writer is the one who is capable of chasing away the Great Mahavansa bashing NGO buffoons on CT.

    And than you very much for the article!

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      Correction:

      And thank you very much for the article!

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      David

      “Another excellent article by Mr. Mahindapala!”

      As long as his typing helps you to self-actualize that is fine with us.

      You do need relief.

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    Yes. Let us bury the hatchet……deep between the shoulder blades of HLD.
    Reconciliation will be possible….just maybe possible

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    Mahindapala:

    Many years ago, when you a little lad, you were running around without your pants, and with no shame at all. Surely you are not doing that today, or are you? Why simply talk about a subject hardly less than a hundred years ago. Talk about the period when our kind was jumping on trees. I don’t know where are you going with all what you write but one thing is sure – many of us have grown up but you have not. Your mind is trapped in a time tunnel and you seem to be at the door but simply do not want to open it. Just suck up to it and for all I may know, you will be simply rotting inside that tunnel forever. People have moved on, don’t you want to?

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    Dear H. L. D. Mahindapala!

    You are writing about the History of Sri Lanka without analyzing ancient Tamil literature and archaeological finds of Lanka and South India.

    Without having a sound knowledge on Tamil Language and Symbolization of Buddha and Buddhism, you will not be able to conduct a scientific study on the history of Lankan Singhalese. Tamils and Buddhism.

    It is better not to come out with baseless arguments.

    If you analyze what are said in the submission given below. I think, Lankans will be thankful to you! https://www.scribd.com/doc/304259097/CONSTITUTIONAL-CHANGES-TO-BE-MADE-pdf-SOME-IMPORTANT-CHANGES-TO-BE-MADE-IN-THE-LANKAN-pdf

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      /analyzing ancient Tamil literature and archaeological finds of Lanka and South India./

      care to enlighten us about this? :)

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      Abimanasingham Sitthawatthai Uthayakumar

      “You are writing about the History of Sri Lanka without analyzing ancient Tamil literature and archaeological finds of Lanka and South India.”

      What for?

      Who said he needs information, knowledge, evidence, wisdom, intellect ………… to type what he has been typing in this forum and elsewhere.

      Relax.

      Have fun, go to bed, come back tomorrow.

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    HLDM you miserable soul,
    You must be feeling proud that you have ‘researched’ and ‘found’ the reason for the problems in Sri Lanka. It is all purely the fault of Tamils isn’t? Or was it the Vellalahs? Have you found the reasons for the two extremely bloody JVP episodes that resulted in a large number of young Singhala men being brutally murdered outside of the law in the name of ‘fighting terrorism’. Your hero Mahida went to Geneva requesting sanctions against Sri Lanka. Now if you ‘research’ the JVP issue I am sure you will find Tamils to be the reason for all those issues as well.

    When the ‘Singhala Only’ was being born NP Perera famously said “..they are rousing race hatred in this country and I warn the government that those who sow the wind, will live to reap the whirlwind. The race hatred that is being roused now will end in racial disorder and bloodshed,make no mistake, you just cannot stop this when you start on this slippery slope. There is no end until you reach rock bottom. And you will end up by having only a ‘Govigama’ Buddhist or a fascist dictatorship. That is what is happening and this is what is coming, whether we like it or no”

    Colvin RD Silva said “Do we… want a single nation or do we want two nations? Do we want a single state or do we want two? Do we want one Ceylon or do we want two? And above all, do we want an independent Ceylon which must necessarily be united and single and single Ceylon, or two bleeding halves of Ceylon which can be gobbled up by every ravaging imperialist monster that may happen to range the Indian ocean? These are issues that in fact we have been discussing under the form and appearance of language issue.”

    These are prophetic words that predicted the problem before it developed.
    Now you must be thinking you are smarter than NP Perera and Colvin because you are the one you “figured out” the ‘true reason’ for all the issues. It is not racism that is the cause but it was the Tamils or vellalas who are pure evil. You remind me of a verse in Dammapada “..The fool who knows that he is a fool can, for that reason, be a wise man; but the fool who thinks that he is wise is, indeed, called a fool…” Written just for you isn’t it HLDM?

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      Sorry I got the name wrong. It was Dr N. M. Perera who said that in Parliament (Not NP Perera)

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    Liar Mhaindapala,

    Current news

    The Tamil National Alliance spokesperson MA Sumanthiran said the day to day lives of Tamils in the North-East are yet to change, stressing that the “people’s patience is running out” amidst militarisation and state sponsored changes in demography.

    Highlighting Sri Lanka’s failure to adhere to its commitment of returning land, Mr Sumanthiran said,

    “A lot of people are still not allowed to go back to their own land, and their land is still occupied by military. Sirisena’s government promised to release all private land within 100 days but 1 and a half years later 70% of private land is still occupied by the military. The Military still runs hotels, private farms.”

    Speaking on state sponsored Sinhala colonisation of the eastern province, Mr Sumanthiran said, the “Sinhala population has grown by 888% in the Eastern province due to state sponsored colonisation schemes to forcibly change the demography of the region.”

    Stressing the need to merge the Northern and Easter provinces to give the Tamil speaking people autonomy, Mr Sumanthiran added that there was a “serious issue of diluting the population and changing the demography which multiple Sri Lankan governments have admitted to.”

    Adding to questions on Sri Lanka’s rejection of international involvement in the accountability process, Mr Sumanithrian said,

    “That is not acceptable to us at all. We will insist every word and spirit of the UNHRC resolution is complied with by the Sri Lanka government.”

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    Wow what a fire cracker!! Dogs start to come out from their hide-outs and bark in fear of the absolute truth about “Sri Lanka-Sinhala-Buddhists” link. The anti Sinhala-Buddhist extremists of Sri Lanka have taken advantage of the infighting of the Sinhala-Buddhist community. Yet, the truth cannot be hidden any longer by attacking the messenger. Mr.Mahindapala; thank you. Your article is timely. I may add the ghosts of Chauvinist politicians such as S.J.V. Chelvanayagam and G.G.Ponnambalam have started to do their dirty rounds with concocted bravado again among unsuspecting innocent Tamil civilians. Anti Sinhala-Buddhist alliances must understand what happened to all those forces that attempted to wipe-out the “Sinhala-Buddhist” link, identity and our roots from Sri Lanka; that includes Chola Occupier Ellalan (205-161 BC), Portuguese, Dutch and British (1505-1948).

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      Ranabandu,

      You are another liar and twister.

      The late D. R. Wijewardene from his student days, was a friend and great admirer of Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam. On the occasion of Ceylon’s Independence, he rose from his sick bed whilst in retirement in 1948 and in his Ceylon Daily News, reflecting on events over 32 years earlier. he wrote: “In those days, the national consciousness was dormant and there was nothing in the spirit of the times to stir it to life and activity.

      Later, largely as a result of Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam’s work, the fire of the national soul was quickened. When he delivered his epoch making address on April 2, 1917 on “Our Political Needs” at the Masonic Hall, that leader of imperishable memory set in motion influences that were to change the history of this beloved country. It was both a starting point and a blueprint for the important constitutional changes that followed.

      “The immediate outcome of that meeting was the formation of the Ceylon National Congress. It was then that the national movement which has brought Ceylon to the threshold of Independence received its stimulus. Public opinion began to speak for the first time with a firm tone.”

      Remembering Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam
      by Sam Wijesinha, Retired Secretary-General of Parliament

      Ponnambalam Arunachalam, on whom I am privileged to collate a life sketch, was born on September 14, 1853 – the youngest of three brothers – sons of Gate Mudaliyar Ponnambalam.

      Arunachalam showed an interest in politics from his Cambridge days. In his self-effacing manner, he continued to forge ahead in agitating for reform. In response to growing demands, constitutional reforms were granted in 1912 during the governorship of Sir Henry MacCallum.

      The right to elect representatives was given, but the elections were to be conducted on a communal and not on a territorial basis as demanded. The membership of the Council was increased to 21, of which eleven were to be officials and the others were to be two Low country Sinhales, two Tamils, one Kandyan and One Muslim who were to be Nominated and two Europeans, one Burgher and one Educated Ceylonese who were to be Communally elected. The Educated Ceylonese seat was won by P. Ramanathan in 1912.

      Meanwhile, Arunachalam on his retirement from the Civil Service in 1913, was conferred a Knighthood.

      It was around this time that D. R. Wijewardene, who had recently returned from Cambridge with a Degree in Law and as a Barrister, persuaded Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam to resume his political activities.

      As a result, he delivered a memorable address on April 2, 1917 at the Masonic Hall in Colombo, presided over by E. J. Samerawickrema, President of the Ceylon Reform League, on “Our political needs”. It was a historic occasion at which, with remarkable lucidity and precision and in an orderly and methodical manner, he crystallized the arguments for self-government.

      The address bore the hallmarks of mathematical precision and of classical education. Sir James Pieris, President of the Ceylon National Association said: “Although there were several advocates for political reform in Ceylon, people awoke to the necessity of persistent and organized agitation only after Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam delivered his address.”

      Sir James asked young men who were studying politics to read this lecture and other cognate publications by Arunachalam and see for themselves his deep and sincere convictions. Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam’s words of exhortation on that occasion were coupled with words of caution. To a generation which was repudiating all spiritual values and sinking deeper in the mire of materialism, he proclaimed the contrary gospel that life finds fulfilment in service and that governmence is essentially a spiritual and moral activity. Transgressing that creed brings grief.

      In his “Message to the Country” published by his friend D. R. Wijewardene in the very first issue of the Ceylon Daily News of January 3, 1918, he declared:

      In our zeal for political reform, we must be on our guard against making it an end. We seek it not to win rights but to fulfil duties to ourselves and our country. People have a distinct task to perform. Our youth will seek their own well-being. They will work in unity so that all the intellectual forces diffused among men may obtain the highest development in thought and action. With our youth inspired by such ideals, I look to see our country rise with renewed splendour to be a beacon light to all lands.”

      Political organisations

      It was Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam who advised various political organisations like the Ceylon National Association, the Ceylon Reform League, the Chilaw Association, the Jaffna Youth Association to unite into one body and make a joint appeal for political reform. The Jaffna League alone joined the resultant Ceylon National Congress on a condition, namely, that in a reformed Legislative Council there should be a special seat for the Tamils in the Western Province.

      However, the reformed Legislative Council of 1921 did not have a seat for a Tamil. The Legislative Council was to consist of 37 members of whom 14 were officials and 23 non-officials. Thus for the first time the officials were, in theory at least, a minority while representatives of various interests constituted a majority.

      The bureaucratic form of government which had been in force from 1832 gave way in 1921 to representative government. The officials, however, still controlled the Executive although three non-officials were given places in it. Of the 23 non-official seats, 11 were elected on a territorial basis. The Western Province was given three seats, (Western Province Division A, Western Province Division B and the Town of Colombo) and each of the other provinces one.

      Communal election was retained and Europeans were allowed to elect two representatives and Burghers one. To vote at these elections, as well as at the territorial elections, two qualifications were necessary – viz. literacy in English, Sinhalese or Tamil and an income of at least Rs. 50 per month. The Low Country Products Association (largely a Ceylonese body) and the Chamber of Commerce (a European organisation) were to have one elected representative each. Four members were nominated to represent communities that could not elect their representatives, and the Governor was to nominate three members to represent special interests.

      At first sight these reforms will reveal that the non-official majority was more apparent than real. In an emergency, the Governor could count on the votes of the Burghers, Europeans and nominated non-officials. In addition to the 14 officials, the Government could depend on the support of the two European representatives, the Burgher members, the representative of the Chamber of Commerce and the seven nominated members.

      Thus the Government could muster 25 votes in the Council, leaving the Ceylonese a small minority of 12. The officials still dominated the Council and representative government was more apparent than real.

      The Low Country Products Association, with 11 voters, elected Sir Henry de Mel in 1921 while the Town of Colombo with an electorate of 4,325 elected Sir Henry de Mel’s brother-in-law Sir James Pieris, unopposed. A vast number of people felt this to be the cause of Sir Ponnambalam’s untimely resignation from being the first President of the newly formed Ceylon National Congress, to form which he had exerted so much effort, persuasion and energy for quite some time.

      They all expected Sir Ponnambalam to be elected the Member for Colombo Town and Sir James Pieris, who was a prominent member of the Low Country Products Association, to be elected by that body. After he resigned from the Presidency of the Ceylon National Congress, he formed the Ceylon Tamil League mainly as a cultural organization for Tamil speaking people. By then he was an exhausted and tired genius, perhaps very disillusioned, yet one who understood human nature and became more forgiving and gracious.

      Towards the end of 1923, he undertook a pilgrimage to visit the sacred shrines in India. In the midst of his devotions at Madurai in South India, he passed away on January 9, 1924, leaving behind him memories of a noble life well spent in the service of his country and its people.

      It was an irony of fate that on February 16, 1924, Governor Manning, by a Proclamation announced that there shall be constituted a Constitutional Council of 12 Official members and 37 Unofficial members, of whom 29 shall be elected”. Of the 29 Western Province got six (viz. the Colombo, Negombo and Kalutara Districts one each), Ceylon Tamils one and two for Colombo Town. The seats given to the Low Country Products Association and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 1921 were abolished.

      If this change of 16 elected in 1921 to 29 elected in 1923 was made known, Sir Ponnambalam may not have had an untimely death. that decision taken on December 19, 1923, when he was alive, was not dispatched and duly proclaimed by the Governor till February 16 1924.

      A decision taken by the King with the advice of the Privy Council in London 20 days before Sir Ponnambalam’s death was proclaimed in Ceylon at Nuwara Eliya 48 days after his death. It is tragic that his expectation of realizing his ideal was shattered. The disappointment may have been averted if not for this undue delay.

      The day after his death, the Ceylon Daily News described him in an Editorial as “the most powerful personality in Ceylon” and the Times of London described him as a “founder of modern Ceylon”.

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        Hi Anpu;

        You have quoted the some article written by Sam Wijesinghe. Let me tell you I don’t have any respect or regard to a man whose loyalty was to Church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury. This guy had a Sri Lankan name; that is all Sri Lankan about him so please do not quote guys like Sam Wijesinghe; At best he was a part of the locally produced “evil axis” consisting of alliances against the noble truth of “Sri Lanka –Sinhala-Buddhism link”. There are so many others like him. You have made an unsuccessful attempt to camouflage your poisonous message with what G.G.Ponnambalam did or did not do. G.G.Ponnambalam or any other like Chelvanayagam cannot be treated as persons responsible for playing any significant role in our glorious documented history; MAHAVAMSA. Hopefully two or three words will be inscribd to remind us that there was a handful of detractors bent on deceiving the people of Sri Lanka. These cynics have attempted through many sinister ploys including waging war to destroy the noble entity; SRI LANKA-SINHALA-BUDDHISM. Therefore in the absence of any evidence to challenge MAHAVAMSA, do not quote these trivial characters. Let Tamils have the freedom to read about Sri Lanka-Sinhala-Buddhism link and understand Sinhala people. Sinhala people are driven by noble teachings of Lord Buddha they are true believers of nonviolence (ahimṣā). Finall let me say , When dogs bark, I do not have a habit of throwing stones, but I will throw a piece of bread (roti) and continue my journey.

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    Dear MahindapalaN,

    Have you got some bloodline which was chased away by Vellala? Check, your family tree….

    Where were you in 1983? Where were you in 1989?

    Cheers mate, avoid gin & tonic!

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    if you are not believer in charle Darvin evoluation theory nobody has rights to talk on human history as they have to believe that so call Almighty like maha brakma as per hindus,Allah as per muslims and other almighty as per Christians done everything for human and all living being,if you are not believer in these creation theories you have every rights to talk on history as human are the ones who built civilizations that created history for us to talk.India is not a place where this evolution taken place. India too is inhabited by humans migrated from where human kind evolved.as such we must wash our mind with some detergent to erase out myths in our minds that India has been responsible all human civilization in our Island. socially, culturally and economically. minds is like machine that generate thoughts. thoughts spring ideas. when idea put into practice that make civilization.that was so in India and even in isolated south America. as such human who inhabited in this island few hundred thousand years ago could have done same thing. people inhabited south India did same.as such history must be talked after completion of civilization. even in 2500 BC Egyptians knew existence of cinnamon here that means local inhabitants did trading with outside world it implies that locals cultivated cinnamon in commercial scale.it is unique plant to this island. not found anywhere in the world.that means even in 2500 BC good civilization existed here.it means some kind of administration too was existed.like kingdom. Vijaya might be the one first ti invaded here though by accident. fallen in love with king;s daughter or nobility’s daughter u supered the kingship. that may be the story mentioned in Mahawanse.all and all one thing certain,that is our origin was not Indian.we have to get our brain washed on this issue.

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