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Do The Jaffna Tamils Have A Culture?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

The Tamils have a great culture. One of the best. But that is not found in Jaffna – the so-called heartland of the indigenous Tamils. Though they crow about their culture loudly and interminably, there is no significant evidence of great cultural achievements in Jaffna because they have been, at all times, merely mediocre imitators of S. Indian culture. To find the great Tamil culture one has to go across the Palk Straits to Tamil Nadu – the one and only homeland of all Tamils. The original and rich treasures of Tamil history and culture were forged in the creative anvil of Tamil Nadu. The Jaffna Tamils lacked the innovative genius to make their history shine with the splendour of any remarkable cultural icons to get anywhere near the magnificent achievements of Tamil Nadu in the north, or the Sinhala-Buddhist culture in the south. Unable to produce anything great, they were quite content to bask in the reflected glory of S. Indian culture. Focusing on the failure of the Sri Lankan Tamils to establish a cultural identity of their own, Prof. Sinnappah Arasaratnam, the Tamil historian, wrote: “No original artistic tradition grew in Tamil Ceylon. Culturally, the Tamils looked upon their arts as part of the Dravidian tradition of south India. When any major work was to be undertaken, craftsmen would be brought from Tamil Nadu. Geographic proximity and political relations made this possible.” (p.115 – CEYLON, S. Arasaratnam, Prenctice Hall Inc., New Jersey, USA).

As the nearest outpost of Tamil Nadu – the motherland of all Tamils wherever they may be — the Sri Lankan Tamils continued to use Tamil Nadu as their spiritual, geographical and historical homeland. That is one advantages that the other Tamils spread out in far-flung domains do not have. To be next door to the motherland instilled in the Sri Lankans an affinity which was missing in, for instance, the Tamils of Malaysia, S. Africa or the Caribbean. Their nearness made accessibility so easy that they did not even feel the need to establish a permanent settlement in Sri Lanka. After all, in the pre-TV era, it was the common practice among the Velvettiturai Tamils, to dash across to the other shore, see a post-prandial Tamil film and come back to have a good night’s rest. There was no necessity for them to establish another homeland in Sri Lanka when they had the genuine and only homeland just next door. How many homelands do the Tamils need to prove that they are Tamils? Or that they are somebodies and not nobodies?

The northern coastal belt of Sri Lanka was only a temporary base for their fishing or trading expeditions, mainly. Though they claim to have been inhabiting the island before anyone else they evinced no interest in making Sri Lanka their permanent home. It was nothing more than a transit point in the Indian Ocean. It took a long time for them to settle down in Sri Lanka as their new home. It is true that they came as brides, priests, traders, mercenaries, craftsmen, fishermen, invaders and marauders but not as permanent settlers initially. It took a long while for them to settle down as permanent stake holders in Sri Lanka. “What we can say with certainty is that by 1325 the Tamil kingdom had come onto the historical scene,” says Prof. Sinnappah Arasaratnam, (p.104 – Ibid).

Unlike the Sinhalese they neither acquired nor developed a sense of belonging to the land. The Sinhalese severed their connections with India and went their own way to develop a new identity of their own. The Jaffna Tamils, on the contrary, never cut off their umbilical cord. They remained tied to S. India with the primordial urge to go back into the womb. Their comfort zone was S. India and not an alien patch which was divorced from their motherland. With Tamil Nadu near at hand, there was no necessity either for them to uproot themselves from their homeland and transplant themselves in some alien land. Without sending their roots deep into Sri Lankan soil, they opted to live on the surface, as it were, as they derived their cultural/spiritual sustenance from the rich sources in S. India. This is natural. They were justifiably proud of their Tamil culture and it was there for them to claim without having to work for it.

There is no evidence of the Tamil culture rising to great heights outside Tamil Nadu either. Besides, being overwhelmed by the greatness of the S. Indian Tamil culture anything that the Jaffna Tamil could produce would have a been nothing more than a second-rate imitation. So Jaffna, which was held aloft as the heartland of the Tamils, remained as a pale imitation of the S. Indian culture without any notable achievements. But with the typical Jaffna Tamil predisposition to pose as being superior to everyone else, they had the brass to claim that their culture was of a higher grade, and therefore, superior to that of even Tamil Nadu simply because “(S)ome archaic forms that are lost on the mainland have been retained in Jaffna.” (p. 115 – Ibid). Example : “Om” (yes) is used in Jaffna for “Aaam” (yes) in Tamil Nadu. And they take great pride in this speech pattern to claim superiority over the Tamil Nadu Tamil. Their pride reached the peak when the purists of Jaffna pleaded with Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, when she was Prime Minister, to ban the import of Tamil pop culture from Tamil Nadu, particularly its cheap magazines, to save the superior quality / purity of the Tamil language in Jaffna.

Undoubtedly, one way of judging a culture is by the calibre of its icons. For instance, Shakespeare stands out as the unchallenged icon of the English culture/ language. He had the genius to borrow heavily from other sources and enrich his own culture. All cultures achieve their greatness by interacting with other. It is the openness of the Sinhala culture that let other cultures come in and mingle that made it great. The Jaffna Tamil culture was more like a billabong – a stagnant pond where no new waters flowed in. It was a closed society that was not open to fertilising forces from outside. Like the Aborigines of Australia, for instance, a closed society stagnates while an open society flourishes with the new and invigorating input of outsiders.

Consider, for instance, the great cultural icons of Jaffna. There are only two noteworthy figures recognised by the Tamils : Arumuka Navalar and C. W. Thamotherampillai. They are elevated to the highest rank because they are considered to be “revivalists” of the Tamil language. Note the word “revivalist”. It does not mean creative innovators. Both are known not for producing any original or classical works of art of their own but only for digging up the buried Tamil literature in S. India and reviving them. Thamotherampillai is known for going round houses in Madras, as it was known then, and virtually begging to get hold of the old texts buried in boxes. Arumuka Navalar brought the first printing press and introduced the text unknown to the wider Tamil public. This then is the extent of the great Tamil revivalist movement of Jaffna. None produced any original or outstanding works that could add to the glory of Tamil culture. The narrow field in which they worked too reveal the failure of the Jaffna to produce a worthy culture of their own.

The history of the Sinhalese and the Tamil began to diverge from the time the original settlers began to discover Sri Lanka. The critical point in the Sinhala settlers came when they severed the links to their land of origin. The tyranny of distance made sure that there was no going back to their homeland. Historical and geographical circumstances did not give the Sinhalese any option. They had either to make it in their new homeland or perish. Severing of the umbilical cord made all the difference. They had no fall back position like the Tamil settlers. Their was no neighbouring motherland to run to. This made all the difference to the two settlers. The Sinhalese were forced to toil on every grain of sand and channel every drop of water not only to survive but to turn it into a glorious civilisation. Above all, they fertilised the soil with their blood. This is why the bonds of the Sinhala people to the land are far more stronger than the latter-day claims to a homeland of the Tamils.

With or without the Mahavamsa the Sinhala-Buddhists had a rightful and historical claim to the land because it was they who made both the history and the land. History and the land belongs to those who make it and not to those who come to destroy it. The Mahavamsa is the literary embodiment of the spirit and the soul of the people who created the monumental history recorded in it. It has been a bonding agent, no doubt. It affirms that the destiny of the land and history is inextricably intertwined with that of the Sinhala-Buddhists who are its traditional and anointed caretakers. Eminent scholars read/study it with respect it deserves. Frustrated female canines who have no other way of letting off their pent up Freudian steam – and their male counterpart — bark at it like the way they bark at the moon that sheds benign light on all living beings. It records how the Sinhalese, driven by their creative energy, gave the world a new culture and a new civilisation.

On the contrary, the Tamils who migrated to the north were floating in an out of the island without a fixed permanent abode. The irony is that the Tamils whose claim to the land is based on the questionable assertion that they came here first never bothered to make it their home. If they came here first and if they were committed to make this their homeland why did they allow the Sinhalese to take over the island? They could have done it then quite easily without Chelvanayakam leading the Tamils to their death in Nandikadal! The tragedy is that each time they tried to take over it was not only late but beaten by the superior forces of the Sinhalese. This is not a triumphalist proclamation but only a simple clarification of known history.

Besides, what were their Mahalingams, Panchalingams, Pothalingams and all the others endowed with lingams doing to overcome the demographic dominance of the Sinhalese? Since they claim to have come first they had all the opportunities to flood the island with Tamils. But when the time came to go to bed they ran to S. India. It was quite late by the time they woke up to the fact that there was a land called Sri Lanka. “By the sixteenth century, the Tamils were established as a people of the island,” says Prof. Arasaratnam. “They had ceased looking to the original homeland except for cultural inspiration,” he added. (p.115 – Ibid). Clearly, they found it superfluous to create anything new of their own because everything that had to be made was already there in S. India. They were quite content to be second-rate imitators wearing the borrowed clothes handmade in S. India.

At one point Prof. Arasaratnam argues that the Tamils could not create a grand civilisation on the scale of the Sinhala-Buddhists because they lacked the natural resources gifted to the Sinhalese. But this is puerile argument for an historian. Had he not heard of the great Pharaohnic civilisation built on the burning sands of arid Sahara desert?

Influenced by third-rate imitators Jaffna bred a shallow Tamil psyche that took pride in illusions of grandeur and superiority. The Tamil Tiger flag is a typical product of the imitative and debased culture of Jaffna. Running parallel to the illusions of grandeur that haunt the Jaffna psyche (example: Radhika Coomaraswamy talks of Sir Muthu Coomaraswamy, one of her ancestors, parading as a prince of Ceylon in St. James Court in colonial London) is a more grim aspect to the Jaffna culture. It is a beastly culture that made Jaffna the darkest and bloodiest chapter in Sri Lankan history. Details can be read in the next article.

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    My dear ‘Professor Niganta’
    I’d like to ask you ask you three questions before I continue with future comments about your intelligence or state of mind. These questions were for a little girl by the ‘Enlightened One’
    1. Do you know who you are?
    2. Do you know where came from?
    3. Do you know where you are going to?

    Think about it……old fool!

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      WHAT CULTURE DOES THE SINHALESE HAVE TO CALL IT THEIR OWN???

      The Sinhala culture is 100% BORROWED!

      The Sinhalese are experts in importing or borrowing everything from others and then calling them their own.

      ‘Buddhism’ that the Sinhalese follow came from North India. Sinhala language is nothing but Sanskrit, Pali and Tamil (from North & South India). The Sinhala script was borrowed from the Indian Grantha script. The name of the country ‘Lanka’ was borrowed from the Indian epic Ramayana. The name of their race ‘Sinhala’ was borrowed from the Indian epic Mahabaratha.

      The Sinhalese men and women were topless until the arrival of Portuguese. The Sinhalese women were only wearing the reddha, the hatte was introduced by the Portuguese to cover their tops. The Sari was borrowed from India, and the style of wearing sari by the early Kerala women was exactly what the Sinhalese women wear now. The Osari/Osariya (sari that the Sinhalese women wear) came from Kerela.
      Even the so called Kandiyan traditional dress is not exactly the traditional cultural dress of Sinhalese but a borrowed, altered version of medieval Portuguese dress. Most part of the Kandiyan Costume has the Portuguese influence.

      Most of the food the Sinhalese cook/eat including the sweet meats such as the Kavum is Kerala’s cultural cuisines. The traditional food in Kerela is exactly similar to the Sinhalese food, pol sambol, aapa, idiappa, pittu, pol rotti and so on.

      The Elephant and other procession in Dalada Perahera is an exact copy of Pooram Festival of Kerala. Sinhala Religious practices such as the Pattini deity worship (as well as the worship of Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama, Saman and Vibhishana) were also introduced to Sri Lanka from Kerala. Sinhala classical poems such as the ‘Perakumba Sinha’ and ‘Kokila Sandesaya’ also bear the Kerala stamp.

      What the Sinhalese call Sinhala medicine is actually Ayurveda medicine brought to Sri Lanka from Kerela. Even today the Ayurvedic doctors (Wickramarachi, etc) in Sri Lanka used to go to Kerela for further higher studies.

      The hunchbacked, top-heavy women of Sigiriya, about which so many misplaced raves have been written, but copies unworthy of the prototypes of the cave paintings of Ajanta, Elora, Pappadakkal, and Sittannavasal in Tamil Nadu, South India and from which they were drawn.
      All the ancient structures (including the irrigation technology) is from South India (Tamil).

      All the well-known Sri Lankan musicians/singers (including Amaradeva) went to India to learn music. The so called Sinhala Baila music is borrowed from the Portuguese music and African Kaffiringa.

      I can keep on listing, even the British has introduced several, Sinhalese have nothing to call their own (original).

      It seems the Sinhalese are very good at either importing or borrowing everything from others and made a few modifications and called them as their own. A serious lack of originality in the so called Sinhala culture.

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        The Sinhalese are experts in importing or borrowing everything from others and then calling them their own.

        Tamils are jealous.

        People learn from others.

        Uniqueness is they watched others and developed their own.

        Tamils in Sri lanka are recent migrants and they did not have enough time to develop their own culture. Now, only they build libraries, statues and change all the local names to real – thamiz names.

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          Jim softy

          Can you please tell us from which TN tribal area your Dalit ancestors were brought to the south of SL as coolie slaves to grow cinnamon who later got converted to Sinhala-Buddhists?

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            Sri Lanka has its own indigenous scheme of traditional medicine (Ayurveda).[1][2] This system has been practised for many centuries in the island nation. The Sri Lankan Ayurvedic tradition is a mixture of the Sinhala traditional medicine, Ayurveda and Siddha systems of India, Unani medicine of Greece through the Arabs, and most importantly, the Desheeya Chikitsa, which is the indigenous medicine of Sri Lanka. – Wikipedia

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          Tamils are jealous – Jim Soft.
          ——————————–

          The Jaffna library, which was burnt
          by Sinhala hoodlums under the direction of a minister, was one
          of the oldest in Asia, which contained very valuable and rare
          books. This library served the poor students from Jaffna, who
          were able to enter universities without paying for tuitions.

          Now tell me who is jealous ?

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            @Lanka Watch, under the supervision of not one but two pariah ministers and 200 drunken cops from the south. I will list their names: Gamini Dissanayake and Cyril Matthew. Even Premadasa named them in the parliament.

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              Cyril Matthew is a great UNP politico unlike the present gay, children-less, pimp, impotent lot

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                You too must be a racist like Cyril Mathews. Your balls are showing with your gutter language.

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                  You must be similar to present UNP impotent lot

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                    Hey Ballah,

                    Is Rohan your Pup? If so give him a good kick from me.

                    He is a shame to all canines. Such a coward. Only bark. No bite.

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                ballah, I don’t know where you were in the seventies and eighties, but the odious Mathew disobeyed JR so much that JR was forced to sack him from the Cabinet and party.

                Cyril Mathew was a thoroughly obnoxious and disreputable creature. He was sub-human. His evil deeds are well known, and documented for history. There was NOTHING great about him.

                As for the Jaffna library, it was not just a shining jewel to our Tamil brethren, the Jaffna Library was a national treasure. All decent people shed a tear when it happened. It is just a shame that evil people were amongst us to carry out that dastardly act.

                NEVER let another library ever suffer that fate in this blessed land.

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                  Thanks Spring Koha !!

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                Balla, I cannot believe just 15% of the population scare the crap out of you. Insecure little vermin.

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          “…………….. Now, only they build libraries, statues and change all the local names to real – thamiz names.”

          Jim Softly, are you aware that under J.R.Jayewardena’s watch the Jaffna Library was completely burnt down to ashes, and are you also aware it was one of the BEST libraries in the EAST?

          Are you aware?

          Are you also aware that it was the Sinhalese mobs that did it?

          Are you also aware that there was widespread belief at the time that there was a government blessing attached to that act of arson?

          Are you aware that up to now no one has been apprehended for the destruction of this PUBLIC PROPERTY?

          Would you agree that it was much like cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face??

          That library belonged to ALL in Sri Lanka, not just Tamils.

          Tamils in Sri Lanka are recent migrants? Even if so, don’t ‘recent migrants’ enjoy the same rights as the rest?

          I am a Sinhalese and a Buddhist and am roundly ashamed of the senseless violence we perpetrated against the tamils since 1958.

          HOw many have heard of, or remember, the 1958 riots??

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          Jim Softly,

          Yours is just a shockingly pathetic post, clearly indicating your total ignorance of history, even as recent as 1983, and totally lacking in sensitivity.

          As a Sinhalese, I protest at its shabby contents.

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          More than 90’000 rare and unique ola/palmaryh leaves manuscripts related to History, Science, Poems and lyrics, Novels, Theology and Astrology were kept preserved in the Jaffna Library? Some of them that were translated by Arumuga Navalar, Thamotharam Pillai and Saminathaiyar were also waiting for a comprehensive translation.

          All gone in smoke, completely destroyed by our great genocidal Sinhala Nation who are still trying to deliberately and systematically erase all the evidences of the past Tamil presence in the island.

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            No right minded person would condone such actions. If I were there, I would have defended that library with my life.

            But you guys were scared shits and were hiding in your bunkers shaking like palmyrah leaves in the NE monsoon.

            On the philosophical side, we Buddhists call it Anicca. Everything good or bad, in fact all conditioned formations come to an end. The only thing that survives is the Dhamma.

            Anicca Vata Sankhara
            Uppada Vayadhammino
            Uppajithva Nirujjanthi

            Sorry I forget the last one. But you get the gist don’t you?

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        SU SU Envy

        The Messenger says: “The hunchbacked, top-heavy women of Sigiriya, about which so many misplaced raves have been written,….blah ….blah … blah”

        Oh My Gaban Atha, things are worse than I thought. These people are not only suffering from Mahavamsa Envy and Penis Envy but from “Su Su Envy” too. (Note: Su Su is the Philippino word for breasts).

        Here in UAE, the Sri Lankan women are famed for their well formed and shapely breasts, the envy of all Philippino ladies, who have small breasts. Even I have bigger breasts than an average Philippina and I am penis holder in my sixties. They may beat our girls in other departments such as skin color, smoothness and love techniques, but in the department of breasts – not a chance.

        Hunch back top heavy? Or man or man, if you know any sort of structural engineering, you will know that there is something called the buckling load for any vertical column. They stoop to avoid collapsing due to the weight of those wonderful globes – the results of many pinkamas done in this life as well as their past lives.

        It is the genes man – the genes. If some of your ladies become Buddhiists, we can pass over the required gene. This instant benefit is called Ditta Dhamma Vedaneeya Kamma. The Karma that gives instant results.

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        Messenger has delivered a very strong message. But, one has to have some brains and capacity to comprehend to learn. Mahindapala has nothing. If he has any shame, he should come here to challenge this feedback. It is not point challenging like likes of Samini Serasinghe, who are out of his league. His Excellency Mahindapala, *do you dare* responding to this article? Other defenders of pure Sinhala Buddhist cultures can also some to front this.

        I love the Sinhala idiom, ‘illang kanna parippu’!!

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        The Messenger

        Do you mean

        Copy Cat
        Ever Nut
        Konda Deke
        Balu Net?

        After all, all are Paras from India.

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        The Messenger

        Seriously do you have to respond this Chappy in a detailed comment. Remember he is in cognitive decline.

        May I ask you simple question?

        Would you ever physically beat up a 90 year old man? In similar way would you ever take a 90 year old feeble man so seriously and challenge him intellectually?

        Treat him gently.

        Probably he is typing here to impress his wife, if he has one. As a child he might have been abused, as a young man he might have missed a fulfilling sex life, in his middle ages his peers might have ignored him, ….. This is his last attempt to prove his manhood.

        He needs little bit of sympathy.

        By the way, HLD M types

        “as they derived their cultural/spiritual sustenance from the rich sources in S. India.”

        So do the Sinhalese. Here is the evidence:

        Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Tirupati for pilgrimage

        Published Dec 10, 2014,

        Rajapaksa was given a guard of honour on his arrival

        Tirupati: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the temple city on a two-day pilgrimage starting on Tuesday amidst tight security.

        The visiting Sri Lankan dignitary was given a guard of honour on his arrival here.

        The temple town has been fortified reportedly in view of the likely protests by Tamil Nadu based activists and political parties who are against Rajapaksa’s visit.

        deccanchronicle.com/141209/

        Wickramasinghe visits Guruvayur
        GURUVAYUR, April 18, 2015

        He visited the sanctum sanctorum and subsidiary shrines dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and Goddess Bhagavathy.

        Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe visited the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple on Saturday.

        His wife Maitree Wickramasinghe and Sri Lankan Minister for Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs D. M. Swaminathan accompanied him.

        The Messenger

        Now tell me, why do you think this old man who is in cognitive decline deserves a prompt and detailed response, when MR, RW, and others are great devotees of South Indian temples and culture which HLD M says “cultural/spiritual sustenance from the rich sources in S. India.”?

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        The Messenger,

        You missed the Sinhala New Year that the Sinhalese borrowed from the Tamil Hindus.

        THE SINHALESE PEOPLE HAVE ADOPTED THE SOUTH INDIAN CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS WHOLESALE.

        The Theravada Buddhist calendar is a lunar one. Each month starts with the new moon, peaks at the full moon and then wanes until the next new moon which signifies the start of the succeeding month. The first month of the Buddhist lunar year is `Bak`. The first day of the lunar month of Bak never falls on the 14th of April.

        On the other hand, the Tamil Hindu solar calendar by contrast follows the signs of the traditional zodiac and commences when the sun enters the sign of Mesha or Aries on the 14th of April each year. It is ironic that the Sinhalese now observe the Tamil Hindu solar calendar where the first day of the first solar month i.e. `Chitterai` falls each year on 14 April. This is the Tamil New Year!

        The Tamil Hindu calendar is a solar one. This explains the auspicious times, the punya kala, the precise time that the traditional new year dawns, the head annointing ceremony with herbal oil, the ganu-denu/kaivishesham, etc. which have more to do with Hindu tradition than Buddhism. Buddhism has no concept of auspicious times – all times in fact are auspicious for the Dhamma.

        14 April is also observed as the traditional New Year in Assam, Bengal, Orissa, Kerala, Nepal and Punjab. This is in keeping with their solar Hindu traditions.

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          “You missed the Sinhala New Year that the Sinhalese borrowed from the Tamil Hindus.”

          Kumar:-

          You seem to forget that the Sinhalese arrived in Lanka from India and brought with them their Religions, which were the various forms of Hinduism, with their many Gods, and their Customs.

          The Tamils also arrived from various locations in South India and brought with them their Customs, Religions etc.

          It was only after Mahinda Thero introduced the Teaching of the Buddha, that Sri Lanka became Buddhist.

          But the Customs and Beliefs of India were still entrenched in the Minds of the Sinhalese and Tamil People, who were not Wise enough to Understand the Dhamma, in its Entirety.

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        Sinhala language is nothing but Sanskrit, Pali and Tamil

        Well, I disagree. See here.

        http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/brah11.gif

        Sihala broke away from the common Brhami trunk in CE. No one can distinguish Tamil vs Malayalee even in 12 ce. This is when all South Indians were known as “Malabar”.

        The “Tamil” identity not even born 900 years after Sinhala came onto its own.

        So how can Sinhala learn anything from Tamil when there is nothing to take? Its Tamil who adopt from Sinhala – not the other way around.

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          Vibhushana

          Your basic knowledge seems to be worse than a 9 years old child. Why are you are still remaining so ignorant?

          “Sihala broke away from the common Brhami trunk in CE.”

          When I said Sinhala language is Sanskrit, Pali and Tamil, you are talking about Brhami which tells us that you have no knowledge to differentiate a language from a script. Sanskrit, Pali and Tamil are languages whereas Brhami is a script used to write these languages during the ancient period.

          “No one can distinguish Tamil vs Malayalee even in 12 ce.”

          Both Tamil and Malayalam were the same during the Chera/sera kingdom. Malayalam is also another dialect of Tamil before the Chera/sera kingdom turned into Kerala.

          “This is when all South Indians were known as “Malabar”.
          Malabar is a place name in Kerala, the northern Kerala (Mountain area) is known as Malabar where the Portuguese Vas god agama first landed. The Portuguese followed by Dutch mistakenly called the people in South India as Malabars because for them the language was similar everywhere.

          “The “Tamil” identity not even born 900 years after Sinhala came onto its own. “

          This is nothing but a joke. Sinhala came into existence as a nation only after the 13th century AD. 1900 years before Sinhala came into existence. Tamil literature will tell you it’s age.

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        The Messenger,

        I consider the ability to borrow, assimilate and use, an adeptness that is the hallmark of a progressive people. The English language demonstrates this ability and reflects in terms of its widespread use and significance in the world. The Sinhala language and culture have been enriched by this ability. Unfortunately, the Tamils in Sri Lanka lack this ability to accept, adapt , change and progress. It takes a lot of convincing and force to make them accept something new. The number of ancient Austin and Morris cars that yet ply the roads in Jaffna, is one symptom of this problem. Time will tell whether this resistance to change to improve is a virtue or a curse.

        However, what is ugly in Sri Lanka among the movers and shakers among the Sinhalese is the xenophobia that has accompanied this ability. It is like the ‘Chosen People’ concept among the Jews! A somewhat frog in the well attitude that has been politically entrenched and is difficult to root out.

        Dr.RN

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        sinhala medicine is not ayurveda..it was destroyed by so called ayurveda brought from india

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          If not Ayurveda then what and why was it destroyed, was inferior?

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        According to the Mahavamsa, the ancient chronicle of Sinhalese royalty, written in the sixth century A.D., King Pandukabhaya of Sri Lanka (reigned 437 BC to 367 BC) had lying-in-homes and hospitals (Sivikasotthi-Sala) built in various parts of the country. This is the earliest documentary evidence we have of institutions specifically dedicated to the care of the sick anywhere in the world.[8][9] Mihintale Hospital is the oldest in the world.[10] – Wikipedia

        History of Hospitals – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hospitals

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      Mahindapala says,
      “It is true that they came as brides, priests, traders, mercenaries, craftsmen, fishermen, invaders and marauders but not as permanent settlers initially. It took a long time for them (Tamils) to settle down in Sri Lanka as their new home.”

      With the archaeological findings, the historians believe that the permanent Tamil settlement in the North & East and the permanent Sinhalese settlement in South, West and Central started taking place only after the 10th century AD. Until then, there was nothing called a Sinhala or a Tamil kingdom or civilization even though today the Sinhalese are trying to claim it as Sinhala civilization. Until the 10th century AD, the people in the island irrespective of their racial background were scattered all over the island with the Tamil settlements (Demel-gam-bim) more towards Rajarata (North of Anuradapura) and close to Polonnaruva.

      Since, there was neither a separate Tamil Nation/kingdom nor a separate Sinhala Nation/kingdom in Sri Lanka (neither North nor South) before the 13th Century AD; it is meaningless to talk about a continuous existence of Sinhalese/Tamils or a separate ‘Sinhalese-Buddhist’ or ‘Tamil-Hindu’ identity in Sri Lanka in the pre-12-13th century AD period.

      According to the historian Dr. M. Gunasingham, from around 10th to 13th century A.D, (Subsequent to the Cola domination of Sri Lanka in the 10th century A.D), people who identified themselves as Buddhists and Sinhala shifted their seats of rule from the ancient kingdoms of Anuradapura/ Polonnaruva towards South, West and Central Sri Lanka and established the Kotte and Kandy kingdoms while the people who identified themselves as Saiva and Demela moved their ruling structures from these same regions to the North and East of the island and established the Jaffna kingdom.

      The Sinhalese Nampota dated in its present form to the 14th century AD suggests that the whole of the Tamil Kingdom, including parts of the modern Trincomalee district, was recognized as a Tamil region by the name Demala-pattanama (Tamil city). In this work, a number of villages that are now situated in the Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee districts are mentioned as places in Demala-pattanama.

      However, in the Dutugemunu-Elara episode, the Mahavamsa says, Dutugemunu had to conquer not just one Tamil king (Elara) but 32 Tamil Chieftains around the Anuradhapura principality alone. He also killed around sixty thousand Tamils in the war. How could there be 32 Tamil chieftains and sixty thousand Tamils in the area of Anuradhapura alone if there were no Tamil settlements? Similarly, King Valgambha had to fight seven Tamil chieftains to reassume sovereignty at Anuradhapura.

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        Mahavamsa written in 5AD referred to Sihala people.
        Sigiri graffiti in 8 AD has sinhala
        The cholas ( not tamils) invaded parts of SL and fought with sinhalese. Their inscriptions and sources talk about Sinhala.

        Your ( sorry other’s actually) Mahabharat talk about Sinhala SL.

        The evidence in SL in ancient cities is the same as the sinhala culture that we have today…

        There is every evidence to say the island has been Sinhala…

        Suresh thought not read very much knows one thing unlike other tamil cry babies here. That is there is some truth in what Mahindapala says.

        So what he tries to do it attempting to say there was no sinhala identity which is again a failure

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        In Mahavamsa Demala does not mean Tamil. It means invader. That is why even Portugese were called Demala

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          sachoooooo the stupid II

          “In Mahavamsa Demala does not mean Tamil.”

          Could you cite chapter and page.

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          Sach

          “In Mahavamsa Demala does not mean Tamil. It means invader. That is why even Portugese were called Demala”

          Damedas (Tamils) came all the time right from Vijay’s time whereas the Portuguese came ONLY ONCE and landed in Sri Lankan shore. Some people went and told the King of Kotte that the Demelas (Tamils) have landed because nobody other than the Demelas (Tamils) land in Sri Lankan shore. This mistaken identity happened only once and it is mentioned only once in the Rajavali.

          Saying Mahavamsa Demala does not mean Tamil, it means invader is your ignorance. None of the renowned historians say so.

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      YOU BUFFALO OF A COWARD YOU ESSENTIALLY HAVE TO REMAIN “ANONYMOUS”.
      YUR STARK IDIOCY PROMPTED YOU TO POSE THREE EXCRETA STINKING QUESTIONS.
      ARE YOU HAPPY WITH ANY REPLIES OU WOULD RECEIVE.THE REST WHO POSE SIMILAR QUESTIOMS ARE ALSO “MEE HARAK” TIED TO THSAME YOKE.

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      YOU BUFFALO OF A COWARD YOU ESSENTIALLY HAVE TO REMAIN “ANONYMOUS”.
      YUR STARK IDIOCY PROMPTED YOU TO POSE THREE EXCRETA STINKING QUESTIONS.
      ARE ARE YOU HAPPY WITH ANY REPLIES YYOU WOULD RECEIVE.THE REST WHO POSE SIMILAR QUESTIONS ARE ALSO “MEE HARAK” TIED TO THS HME YOKE. OGOMA YAMU!!!

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    Write up on “Do the Jaffna Tamils have a culture” by Dr H L D Mahindapala came as a shock. Especially from a responsible person of his calibre having a doctorate living among the Australians (He bought the Australian Citizenship). Is it an abuse or an attack on a community at a crucial time when the dust is just started settling. Dr H L D Mahindapala is expected to behave on a highly noble status than going so low by venting vicious spleen on a community. Shame for humanity.

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    Jaffna Tamils…Batticalo Tamils..Indian Tamils ..Malaysian Tamils …Guyana Tamils (current Guyana PM is a Tamil)..Mauritius Tamils (Tamil is there in the Mauritius currency notes) South african Tamils…
    .Malacca Chettiars ( who can’t speak Tamil)…etc., etc., all have same roots and culture date back to 3,000 years….

    After all Sinhalese came from present Kerala (then Tamil Sera Kingdom)…

    Ever heard about Rev.Thaniyayagam who was proficient in 15 languages once head of Tamil Department in Malaysian University ?

    Ever heard about Prof.Thurairajah ..Prof.Eliyezer ( who was teaching in Australia) theorems are being taught in Universities all over the World in their name ….

    .Prof Suntaharlingam gave tuition to British Royal family members

    ..Do you know all are from Jaffna ..??

    Dont parade your ignorance in this public forum

    Dirt why the hell you have married a Tamil woman if you don’t like Tamils..??

    Cheers

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      Cholan,

      Nice one. I like the way you said it.

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      Professor Thurairajah

      Prof.Thurairajah? Yeah of course I know him. He was our lecturer in structural engineering at Peradeniya. Very intelligent, very decent and very handsome. Looked like one of those Hindi film actors. I think it was Dharmendra. A gem of a man and a wonderful lecturer too. I still remember how he taught the relaxation operators to calculate stresses. That has now been taken over by computer packages. No one knows how to do it manually. Sorry for the digression. Dr. Thurai simply inspires me.

      As I said he was very intelligent but not very smart. He designed the bunker of Prabha. That enabled Prabha to continue for many years without soiling his fatigues whenever he hears the sound of a helicopter.

      If he was really smart, he would have designed it with a weak point through which the SL Air Force could have put a laser guided bomb. That way he could have saved a great many Tamil lives including that 40,000 in the last 4 days.

      Intelligence is not the same as Smartness

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        Edwin,
        I am an admirer of Prof. Thurei like you. But I want to tell you about our third grade journalism and our “Guppy” fish like mentality of just following these propaganda in the mass media.
        In 2011, I spent 3 days in Nadunkani and visited those Praba’s so called luxury bungalow with underground bunkers, tunnel, black tiger fleet of boats, etc. Praba house was an average SL house wth 3 bedrooms and there were 12×6 & 8×4 small rooms underneath it. There was single light in each bunker rooms and square hole for air conditioner (need fresh air below ground, air conditioners were stolen??). They don;t think they need Prof Thureiraja to design it, any competent BassUnnehe with Civil 3rd year student could have built it. Then the tunnel, it was just 1 meter diameter hole, just dug 2-3 meters. No reinforcement could be seen their. Again I don;t think they need Prof Thurei like guy to design that.. Our patriotic journalists paint those big pictures and we all “Guppies” believe them….
        One possible true information I read about the Prof was that he bicycled 15km each day to go to Uni in Killinochchi (Jaffna??) to teach student in his last period of life… This is possible real Prof Thureiraja I know..

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          Thanks for your comment. Do you mean Prabha did not have a bunker? If not in Jaffna in the Vanni?

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        Thanks for demonstrating the readers what kind of a lier you are!

        //Prof.Thurairajah? Yeah of course I know him. He was our lecturer in structural engineering at Peradeniya. //

        Heh! Prof Thurai wouldn’t have lectured structural engineering. He was a well-known expert in Soil Mechanics. He taught Foundation as part of his geotechnical engineering, NOT the structural side of foundation.

        //Very intelligent, very decent and very handsome. Looked like one of those Hindi film actors. Dr. Thurai simply inspires me. As I said he was very intelligent but not very smart. He designed the bunker of Prabha. That enabled Prabha to continue for many years without soiling his fatigues whenever he hears the sound of a helicopter.//

        Those who close to Thurai knows that he interacted with the LTTE at a higher level, but he wouldn’t have the technical background to design the bunker for the Supremo. His students would have done that in their sleep for him, if he had asked. The ‘Sinhala propaganda’ comes out in a new package.

        I can bet you. The most favourite lecturer for most of the Sinhala civil engineering students from Peradeniya was, one and only, Prof. Thurai.

        When the JVP’s Samajavadee Sishya Sangamaya led demonstration caught Professor Dias and kept him at the top of Student Senate foyer, only one person was allowed to go and meet him by the Union. It was Prof. Thurai.

        Actually one may have to have some basic pre-qualification to talk about Prof Thurai, and Edwin Rodrigo doesn’t seem to have that.

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          A $ 1000 Bet

          Rohan, you say “Thanks for demonstrating the readers what kind of a lier you are!” At least try to learn how to spell liar before call others liars. OK?

          Well here is the deal. I bet $ 1000 if it is proven that I am lying as you have claimed and you will pay me the same amount if you are found wrong. CT shall be the referee. Retired Prof of Civil Engineering M. P. Ranaweera can verify whether this is true or not. He was my batch mate and attended the same classes with me during Part 1 for which Structures was a subject.

          How about it? I don’t think you have the guts. You call yourself a Civil engineer but you are not a civil person.

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          Hey Puppy, how about it. Lost your nerve. Don’t you want to earn US$ 1,000?

          You said: “I love the Sinhala idiom, ‘illang kanna parippu’!!” Isn’t this one such case of asking and eating dhal?

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          Hey you puppy, still could not collect enough guts to face my challenge? Or is it because you are having fear diarrhea?

          I knew that your bark was worse than your bite.

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    So you want the Jaffna Tamils to go to Tamilnadu??

    Singhalese and Tamils a have lot of common social values. More than Tamilnadu Tamils and Jaffna Tamils.

    If not for racists like you, we can live happily in this beautiful Island.

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      If not for racists like you, we can live happily in this beautiful Island.

      For over 100 years, Tamils have proved, it is stupid for sinhala people to think to live in harmony with Tamils.

      Tamils are Tribal – racists, inferior feeling among them, so they try to show they are superior than Sinhala people, and they are very greedy. Would sell every thing theirs’ for money.

      IF Tamils are not Triblists, why do they talk always about tamil in a others’ country where they are the minority. It is the same in Tamilnadu where they are the majority.

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        Laughter is the Medicine

        Come on Jim, don’t say that. If we did not have these clowns, we would loose 90% of the prescribed daily dose of laughter.

        When I read what these jokers write I laugh from both ends. Not very comfortable for me as well as those around me. But then without that I would be dead.

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          You are better of dead, Edwin, given your Buddhist IQ of minus zero. Buddhists are sooo dumb and ugly.Kandyan dancing is a graceless copy of Kerala’s Kathakali. Buddhist monks are pedophiles.

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        Nothing – coming from you – surprises me any more.

        If you wish to see a racist – I mean the genuine article – just go in front of a mirror.

        Shockingly pathetic, but the real you is now seen. Pity on you.

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        @Jim softy,

        “Tamils are Tribal”

        Is that why it did not take mush time for the Colonial rulers to identify the Sinhalese as foolish and lazy people only good at eating Kavum?

        Is that the reason why, when it came to white collar jobs in the Ceylon Civil Service the colonials gave preference to Ceylon Tamils of North and East. The Tamils were holding top positions in the government service whereas the Sinhalese were working as peons and drivers.

        “Would sell everything theirs’ for money”
        You seem confused, the Sinhalese sold their women folk to the Portuguese for a bottle of wine. That is how you became a Silva or a RODRIGO. Now also the Sinhalese are doing the same but Portuguese replaced by Arabs and wine replaced by petrol dollars.

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    [Edited out]

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      [Edited out]

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        CT wants sensationalism like the , remember , News of The World in UK…it was a presstitute news paper.

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          I agree with you. There is so much crap flying about isn’t it? But its so joyful. I am really enjoying the reconciliation process!

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        If CT can publish racially and personally insulting articles , they should allow strong criticism of that article as well.

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      Rajash

      You don’t need this.

      Be careful my dear. You must think before you write. Hope you will think from now onward.

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    My two cents to all his blah, blah, blah.

    He writes, “If they came here first and if they were committed to make this their homeland why did they allow the Sinhalese to take over the island?”

    Why did the Sinhalese allow the Portuguese, the Dutch and then the British to take over the island from them?

    So, one can see a mischievous monkey chattering garbage for nothing that will be of any relevance to the turmoil that is shattering Sri Lanka now. He is still trapped in a time warp in an unnecessary waffling. The two local adversaries have already defined what is on the table and the govt had given its undertaking to honour its promises. Not that the previous regime did not sing the same tune, but just that it wanted to bluff its way through but was caught with its pants down. What is important and necessary is to disregard their tantrums and move on with the businesses of the day, and as if anyone on the table is taking notice of this jungle piece.

    Well, the grouse troubling a few on why CT allowed publication – as much as I have a right to air mine, so does Mahindapala. I suppose that those who have aired their grouses have not been prevented by CT to send in their thoughts.

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    Mahindapala is the epitome of the culture he values and defends the most; his Sinhala-Buddhist culture.

    What a disgrace he is to the Sinhalese, Buddhists and all of humanity!

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      DR. MAHINDAPALA, IS A TRUE SON OF SRI LANKA, AND ONE WHO LOVES HIS
      SINHALA RACE AND BUDDHIST RELIGION, FOR THE SAFETY OF WHICH HE WILL NOT HESITATE TO SACRIFICE ANYTHING.HE IS NEVER A HATER OF THE TAMILS, BUT A FRIEND OF THEIRS, SO LONG AS THEY DO NOT BOASTFULLY AND BUFFALO LIKE CLAIM
      TO BE SUPERIOR TO THE SINHALESE.IF SO WHY SHOULD THEY BE SUFFERING HERE AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS, WHEN THEY CAN BE THE FIRST CLAASS IN NEIGHBOURING TAMIL NADU. THEY ARE NOT ARIYANS, BUT INFERIOR KARNATAKS. SOME STUPID PERSON WAS SPEAKING ABOUT HOW THE ILL CLAD ANCIENT CEYLONESE MEN AND WOMEN DRESSED, WHERE THE CONTEMORARY TAMILS DIFFERENTLY DRESSED DURING THAT PERIOD.GO TO S/INDIA TODAY. SEE HOW MANY TAMILS LIVE STARK NAKED,SANS ANY LAVATORIES OR DECENT BATHING FACILITIES EVEN TODATE WITHOUT BEING ABLE A AFFORD A SQUARE MEAL.ISN’T SRI LANKA PARADISE??? WY SPEAK MORE?

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    The Mahavamsa Envy Syndrome (MES)

    Thanks for a very good article giving the discerning reader a new point of view. It is certainly not racial as the usual crowd says. Some say your articles should be banned. That certainly shows how good they are. Congratulations. The Taamil hatred index is the same as our effectiveness index. And we are doing quite well. Thank you so very much.

    I say, keep them coming. There are many who like them though they do not comment here. Let those who do not like them just leave them unread. But they should not try to stop all from reading them and failing that stopping the article itself.

    You write something realistic about Tamils and they are against it because, as they say, it is racial.

    You write something realistic about the Sinhalese or Mahavamsa and they are against it because that too is racial.

    That is how the extremist mind works. Just like the ISIS. Whatever you do you are the enemy.

    They say Mahavamsa should be burnt.

    Some women and even very young girls suffer from what is called ‘penis envy’ arising from the fact that they do not have that particular organ in their body. Most unmarried women have acute penis envy that and make them horrible bosses for male subordinates.

    Sometimes a whole community can have a similar envy. This is one such case. I call it Mahavamsa Envy Syndrome (MES). They envy the fact that they do not have a great book like ours. In fact no other nation has. It is therefore a matter for envy of all, not only Tamils. They are all suffer from MES.

    Added to that is the fact that the Sinhalese have their own country and all the fantastic perks that come with it while they, with a numerical strength many times that of the Sinhalese, have none. But then there are many such groups who do not have that privilege. Naturally, that makes them frustrated and such frustrations lead to things such as pyromania, mainly directed at books because books cannot hit back.

    We understand all that. And that is why Mahindapala has shown you the path. Of course there are other options. For instance, you can all become Buddhists, do good deeds as Tamils in this birth and hope (we don’t pray like you guys – it is called Prarthana) to be born as Sinhalese Buddhists in your next birth. You are welcome to try that. In fact I recommend that highly. I can personally assure you success with a money back guarantee. (Note: Terms & Conditions Apply)

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      Edwin Rodrigo,

      As expected, you have contributed your BS,MS AND PhD
      to defend the indefensible. Bravo.

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        Old Maidens and the Enemies of Sinhala

        That is the great thing about us. We have something worth defending and we have been doing that with flying colors for the last 2500 years. Tamils have nothing worth defending. So they attack. The Sinhalese have been a ready and close enough target to vent their frustrations and envy.

        But just like those old maidens, who will never grow a penis by attacking males, the Tamils will never get any thing worthwhile by attacks.

        Just as for the old maidens, improving the next birth is the best way out.

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          Mongrel Sinhalese Buddhist with a Christian name. Come back to Sri Lanka and do something useful, will you? Or at least convert to Islam in the Gulf and get a life!

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          Edwin:

          Defending what? A majority troubled by a minority syndrome? Don’t be a fool. There is nothing for SL to defend. A majority devoid of shame and incapable of in handling its own affairs that now sadly have to contend with cosponsoring a resolution by pointing fingers at a previous regime.

          “But just like those old maidens, who will never grow a penis by attacking males”

          Hm, interesting that you still remember the maiden monks but the twist is they flashed their penis. A wonder that only happens in SL and Sinhalese Buddisht monks?? Are you implying whether they are straight? I am wondering whether you are one too.

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            What Do We Defend?

            Defending the Dhamma, Mahavamsa and the Sinhalese race from an army of idiots who worship monkeys riding donkeys as their Gods. That is what we are doing and have been doing for many thousands of years.

            Remember the beating you got from Dutu Gemunu? More recently, do you remember the beating you guys got from our boys and girls in Nanthikadal? What happened to the God of all Gods Prabha? He was too scared to go and pee on a bush even for the fun of it. Always hiding in the bunker that Thurai designed for him and shaking like a leaf on the sound of a helicopter.

            Finally he got the mammoty treatment from our boys. One blow to expose the brain matter. It was most unceremonious. I do not like what our boys did. But then, one has to admit that it was all for the advancement of neuroscience.

            They found a small lump more like monkey excreta than brain cells. That explains it all. You were, lemming like, blindly following a brainless zombie.

            Again I ask, what more can we expect from idiots who worship monkeys riding donkeys as Gods? Or is it donkeys riding monkeys, I am not sure. But idiots all the same.

            But you know something, if we were also stupid God believing types, we would consider Prabha as our God of God. Because he is the one who so kindly provided us with the excuse to get rid of the many thousands of our present and future enemies. He did his part too by killing so many in his own inimitable style.

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              Edwin:

              For a race where a princess (no less) that cohabited with a lion is already very bad. Do you call that beastiality? But the worse was yet to follow. If that was already bad, this animistic cohabitation produced to illicit offsprings and both went on to copulate, and the worshippers of such incestuous and horrible beasts want to lecture us.

              Prabhakaran was but one cog in the wheel and if you are stupid enough to believe so, that is your dilemma. From Chelva and the present pursuit, your tiny brain will defy your logic that the Tamils have not and will never give up. Even your Mahinda mama didn’t have the balls to touch the NPC when it declared that it was genocide that the SL regime committed. He who laughs last laughs best. The Sinhlaese are on each others throats .

              Yes, the Tamils have paid a heavy price for standing for their rights and beliefs but that has paved the way for the UN and other international players to bypass the regime in dealing with the Tamils on their grievances. Your Mahinda mama has to sneak through the back door with his army guy and flee UK. There is a lot more to come and the Tamils will never let the Sinhalese live in peace. The monkey play between your uncle and the present regime is at its pitch. We will see who emerge as the monkeys and donkeys- the Tamils or the Sinhalese. Your Mahimda mama thought he can dupe the Tamils. It is he who was dumped. Remember this, SL will continue to be in turmoil until the Sinhalese give the Tamils what they want. I would not call you as much of a donkey because if you care to observe,it is the Sinhalese who are now monkeys and donkeys. When will be the next slide-show on flashing the dick by Buddhist monks?

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          As far as I can remember, the Sinhala people are ruling the Tamils ONLY after the 4th February 1948.

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      //They say Mahavamsa should be burnt.

      Some women and even very young girls suffer from what is called ‘penis envy’ arising from the fact that they do not have that particular organ in their body. Most unmarried women have acute penis envy that and make them horrible bosses for male subordinates. Sometimes a whole community can have a similar envy. This is one such case. I call it Mahavamsa Envy Syndrome (MES). They envy the fact that they do not have a great book like ours.//

      Wow… Hope, this is not a Tamil, who pretends to be a Sinhalese to bring disrepute for Sinhalese!

      Why would Tamils want to burn Mahavamsa?

      Mahavamsa says Vijaya was born from a lion and out of incest.

      Mahavamsa says Vijaya’s father killed his own father so that he could mate his sister to have children.

      Mahavamsa says that Vijaya betrayed the tribal queen who facilitated his safety and comfort. Vijaya drove his own children away to jungles.

      Mahavamsa says that Vijaya and his naughty friends went Pandya Kingdom to marry Tamil girls, who in turn produced Sinhala people. In other words, the forefathers of Sinhala ‘race’ is a mixed blood with 50% Tamil origin.

      Mahavamsa concedes that the first generation fo Sinhalese people spoke Tamil. Naturally, mothers speak to their children in their own language. Also, the Pandya kingdom sent a load of child-minders, who all were Tamil women, to help their women with babies.

      Mahavamsa chronicles the Kalinga connection of Parakramabahu and many other tribal kings.

      Mahavamsa confirms that Buddha WAS in the Island. When he landed on Sripadha he planted his giant foot? Buddha was a preacher, not a super human. Go have a look at the foot step to confirm how ‘real’ is Mahavamsa.

      Go have a look at the relics of Buddha in Dalada Maligawa. If you believe that massive piece was from Buddha’s mouth, then YES, believe Mahavamsa.

      Actually, Sinhala Buddhist should burn Mahavamsa to save their race from any shame.

      Yeah! Mahavamsa is a great book.

      //(Note: Terms & Conditions Apply)//

      You seem to have that mate. Stupidity!!

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        mahavamsa is a great book..but tamils hate mahavamsa because it records sinhalese history which they cant bear

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          sachoooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

          “mahavamsa is a great book”

          Yes of course it is a great book which explains copulation of beast and an exotic beauty, incest and parricide. If made into a film it could make the greatest video nasty of the century.

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          Sach

          “mahavamsa is a great book..but tamils hate mahavamsa because it records sinhalese history which they cant bear”

          Man, I love the mahavamsa because it deeply humiliates the Sinhalese.

          It says, the Sinhalese are the descendants of Vijaya, the banished profligate son of an incestuous marriage between (Sihabahu) and sister (Sihasivali) whose mother was so exceedingly lustful that only a real lion could satisfy her sexually. Moreover, Sihabahu killed his leonine father, the king of the brutes […] Thus, according to the Mahavamsa, brutishness, bestiality, incest, patricide and profligacy, were the stuff of our genesis […] of the 54 rulers recounted in the Mahavamsa, 22 were murdered by their successors; 11 were overthrown; 13 killed were killed in battle and 6 were assassinated”

          Indeed, mahavamsa is a great book. I love it.

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            All ancient nations have mythical genesis stories from Ancient romans to Sinhalese..what does tamils have?

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      Edwin Rodrigo:-

      “Some women and even very young girls suffer from what is called ‘penis envy’ arising from the fact that they do not have that particular organ in their body. Most unmarried women have acute penis envy that and make them horrible bosses for male subordinates”

      Where on Earth did you find this phrase, ‘Penis Envy’?

      Did you learn this at your Mother’s Knee?

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    The “culture” of tamils is sadly eroded by the ‘caste’ system.

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      … and the culture of the Sinhalese is happily not eroded by the caste system I suppose.

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      WOW…

      Please read Sharmini Serasinghe, who wrote a while ago in CT under the title, “Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!”

      She stated:
      The Curse of the Caste System

      What made all those Sinhalese who were originally Buddhists, turn to other religions?

      The caste system, denounced by the Buddha, has been fostered by none other, than the Buddhist clergy of the Mahavamsa, themselves. They divided themselves between Nikayas, based on caste, and banned those Buddhists, they called ‘low caste’, from entering the temples, they administered.

      She says further:

      So, author Mahanama, designed the Mahavamsa to be, instead of a historical record of the Sinhalese and Tamils of Lanka, as a Buddhist canonical text, for the descendants of a Lion!

      He took ‘bits’ and ‘pieces’ from Hinduism viz the caste system, idol worshiping, astrology, superstition etc., and projected the Buddha as a superhuman, or a God. This made it more appealing, to the average human psyche; as a religion is far easier to deal with, than a complex philosophy like Buddhism.

      So today, we have Sinhala-Buddhists running around in circles, when facing a crisis, between, temples, kovils, churches, mosques and ‘others’ such, as Sai Baba.

      Though the author intended the Mahavamsa to be, for the “serene joy of the pious” it contradicts itself, by condoning and equating the killing of human “invaders”, with “sinners, and wild beasts”.

      He, Mahanama, in his Mahavamsa justifies, and glorifies the murder by Dutugemunu, of thousands of Tamils he called “invaders”, by equating them with “sinners, and wild beasts”. So, where is Buddhism in that? Thus, how can one regard the Mahavamsa, as a Buddhist guide?

      If the Maha Sangha had been sincere, and honest from the outset, they would have disassociated the Mahavamsa, from Buddhism. Had they done so, Buddhism in Sri Lanka today, might have been practiced as the Buddha meant it to be; as per the Dhamma.

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    Dear H. L. D. Mahindapala you should talk about history culture before burning destroying jaffna library

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    You are keeping your idol MaRa alive by giving an oxygen mask & a cylinder of oxygen, and Saline water packets from Rhunu, with the hope MaRa will come back again as the leader of Sri Lanka.
    Your oxygen is religion.Your saline water is racial supremacy and hatred.
    Are you initiating blood transfusion too.Do you have Sinha Le or Kangaroo Le
    or Mahinda Le ? Is your wife has the same blood group of Kadirgamars, Ponnampalams,Ramanathans, Arunachalams and Hooles ?

    “Sathya Usas Dharmaya”

    Buddha Saranai!

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    With the modern day science it is not any more impossible to explore the origin of the singhala race. genetics make it possible. And the same thing should be done to the srilankan Tamils to get a clue of their origin. Hopefully they dont find the “Lion genes” in the singhala DNA structures? Would the Singhalese dare to do that or would they say that the results are manipulated by the jelous and inferior european races and NGOs. Conspiracy theories! Mahinda why dont you initiate a project to this regard?

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    Edwin Rodrigo,

    You don’t have the guts to write your own article cos you cannot bear the rejection. So you are leaning on another useless writer’s whining about the culture of Tamils. Is it the culture of the Tamils that is repulsive to you guys that you cannot co-exist with them? So you prefer to be third grade citizens in another country, working like slaves in that country and contributing to the development of that country?

    Rather come back, work hard and contribute to your own country’s economy. Or you would still leave it to the poor women to do that work for you by working as housemaids, and you prefer to come on vacation to your country to enjoy the murunga crab curry, dosa, chicken palandy from pillawoos – all coming from the MINOROTIES’ culture?

    Awwww what a convenient arrangement for the Buddhist patriots…

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      Japswatch,

      Look man (I call you man assuming that you have that organ),

      To you Tamils, I may appear to be an unprincipled and dirty old man. But let me tell you, even I have my own standards and principles. You think I will stoop to the level of writing articles for a site that would accept articles from me? No way – Hosey.

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      Q & A

      So you prefer to be a third grade citizens in another country: I am not a citizen of UAE only a resident expatriate. I am proud to be a Sri Lankan Sinhalese Buddhist and I will never give that up.

      Working like slaves in that country: Ha! Ha! I get a salary in excess of $ 5,000 + free housing (a 3 roomed villa) + free air tickets. I work from 08:00 AM to 2:30 PM. I drive a 2015 BMW to work. I have a live-in Philippina housemaid, who tends to all my needs. If that is slavery then I thank my God Gaban for making me a slave.

      and contributing to the development of that country?: Of course I do. I am nearly 70 and they want me here as long as I can. I have to make a contribution for the salary and perks I get, don’t you think.
      Look buddy, why don’t you come over here for a vacation and see for yourself. All except the ticket will be on me.

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    HLDM is a sufficiently well educated, well informed, senior journalist who writes remarkably well. He had to flee Sri Lanka because he jettisoned what was expected of him as a neutral journalist and sold his soul to twenty pieces of silver – to Premadasa, Marusira and Paskaralingam in the false belief Premadasa was to have a very, very long innings.

    In recent times he has taken over a super-patriot Sinhala Buddhist posture and attacked Tamils, moderate Sinhalese, India and others. Why?
    If I am allowed to speculate HLDM suffers a complex of not really belonging to as a Sinhala Buddhist. A Malay fatherfrom the lower middle class and a Tamil wife – sure reasons to be treated as some sort of a cultural leper by Sinhala supremacists. So he choses to outdo even those dozens of pseudo-patriot Sinhala Buddhist outfits – BBS, JHU, Sihala Ravaya, the different types of Urumayas floating around – in the hope he will gain acceptance. The net result is – he is deplored by the minorities and the majority. He is, in the title of that once popular song – A Nobody’s Child. What a pity!

    As George Bush, Jr said of Michael Moore “Go find a job. Go do something useful” What a way to go in the evening of an illustrious journalistic life of a man so well endowed with the many crafts of his chosen profession.

    Pandaranayagam

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      I meant to include this in the last post – but somehow it did not happen. Here it is.

      A few years ago, just prior to 2009, a group of ladies from Chennai (Madras) came to Sri Lanka on a religious-cultural visit. One of them was a close friend of my daughter. We invited her for Dinner at our home – because we knew much of the family and have been their guests for years. They were a well-known Tamil Brahimin family from Chennai. An important street in the downtown part of the city was named after her grandfather. She and her group, thereafter, spent about a week in Jaffna, visiting temples and other places of historcal interest.
      A few months later my wife and I were visting Chennai during the annual Music festival and were invited for Dinner by the same young lady – a single mother was had lived in Switzerland – and her family. She is widely travelled in many cultural-religious places in India.

      She spent hlurs that evening speaking glowingly of her first ever visit to Jaffna. She was deeply impressed by the culture of Jaffna and her people – the pottu (tilak) in the forehead of most ladies – and, men. She noted despite the war and much suffering the people remained very religious, performing their regular Poojas and other cultural obligations remembering ancient history and the tribulations during wars then depicted in books. She was, in particular, impressed that almost every school-going boy or girl was able to recite several thevarams whereas, she regretted, this essential Hindu practise is on the wane in many parts of Tamilnadu. She was impressed most men and women in Jaffna went to the nearest temple almost daily and regularly performed an archanai. She was touched by the attachment of most people in Jaffna to their temple, schools and educational-cultural institutions. In brief, she felt the cultural and religious features of the Jaffna hindu was far more pronounced than in her own ancient city.

      I am afraid this challenges the contested version of HLDM, who sadly carries a grouse against Jaffna and her people. That is very unfortunate. Let us hope he liberates himself from his prejudice soon.

      Pandaranayagam

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    Sinhalese the Superior Race

    Look people there is no need to go in to DNA and all those complications. I can prove that the Sinhalese race, with their super concoction of Aryan, Ravana and Lion blood is the most superior race on Earth. Here is the proof:

    When Buddha wanted to find a country and a people to protect and continue propagating his Dhamma, did he select Bihar, where he normally lived? No. Did he select any Southern part of India? Again a loud No. The whole of India was excluded. Nepal, Burma and no other nearby country was good enough for him.

    Guys, he selected Lanka. A faraway place. Ask yourself why? Because only the people in Lanka were smart enough to understand it (Paccattam Veti Tabbo Vinnuhiti – understandable by the intelligent only) and brave enough to protect it from its enemies. He wanted to avoid the fate that Buddhism would face in India after his death. What can you expect from people who worship cows, monkeys, donkeys as Gods?

    Surely, when you look at those things, no one can say that Buddha was wrong.

    The Sinhalese were given this most noble assignment and we have seen it through for the last 2,600 years and will do so at least for another 2,400 years.

    SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN. SO IT SHALL BE DONE.

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      I am convinced. Rodrigo is a Tamil chap who pretends to be a Sinhala extremist to make Sinhala people a laughing stock… Or, he is nutcase!

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        I am convinced that, just the way you misspelt ‘liar’ as ‘lier’ you are misspelling your name. Are you sure it is not ‘Hora’?

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      Ed Rod,

      Why did you stop at 2,400 years more. Sure, this Island was used to retain the Compassionate One’s preachings in its pristine purity. It was not safe in his own home territory – nor anywhere near. Which is why he flew down thrice to Lankadweepa during his time. Kelaniya, Nagadipa and where else??? And now he is succeeded by Galabodda Gandassara Thera to take the programme forward. How fascinating.

      Horikadey

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        Horikadey, try to change your name. It is so disgusting that I had to force myself to reply. This is not an insult but a kind request.

        You ask: “Why did you stop at 2,400 years more?” Well, that is what the chronicles say, that the Dhamma will decline in 5000 years. I hope it is wrong. They usually are on predictions.

        When I say Dhamma will decline, I mean its usage, the books, number of followers, tachers etc. will gradually decline. And with the Tamil mob after our great Mahavamsa, it looks like that this is true. It is not only Mahavamsa that they are after but the Tripitaka and all of the Buddha Sasana. They will not succeed right away but the constant attacks will have some effect.

        I must emphasize that Dhamma strictly means the content of what Buddha taught. He was not a God and did not make the rules. Just as a scientist does, using his great analytical mind, he dwelt on the problem of Dukkha and then preached his theory and the conclusions.

        It was like Newton discovering the theory of gravitation. It is possible that all knowledge about it may disappear. But that does not mean that the gravitation itself will disappear from the universe.

        We have to protect the knowledge about Dhamma as long as possible so that as many people as possible would benefit from it.

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    We Thamizh pseudo historians are howling like mad dogs after being clean bowled by HLDM :D :D

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      Imposter Sarma,

      “Clean bowled by HLDM” :D

      He ran a long distance and approached the crease and attempted to bowl bouncer but only managed to bang the ball right between his legs; the ball shot back and hit his nose ending up with bloody nose! It is because you are completely obscured by bigotry and you do not see straight. :D

      This will seem like a cool story for you because you do not know any better :D

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      @Siva Sankaran Sarma

      Cool comment bro :D

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    Honestly,

    I always treat Mahindapala’s writings as racist, but this one is eye opener to Jaffna Srilankan Tamils.

    If you (J. Srilankan Tamils) deny the facts and don’t do self-introspection, you will be doomed to fail again and again.

    Otherwise, Tamilnadu politicians and cinema artists will continue to use you and you will never happy. You must create own identity like Sinhalese.

    Highlights from his article:

    The Jaffna Tamils lacked the innovative genius to make their history.
    They were quite content to bask in the reflected glory of S. Indian culture
    The Sri Lankan Tamils continued to use Tamil Nadu as their spiritual, geographical and historical homeland.
    They did not even feel the need to establish a permanent settlement in Sri Lanka
    They evinced no interest in making Sri Lanka their permanent home

    The Sinhalese severed their connections with India and went their own way to develop a new identity of their own.

    The Jaffna Tamils, on the contrary, never cut off their umbilical cord.
    They remained tied to S. India
    Without sending their roots deep into Sri Lankan soil, they opted to live on the surface, as it were, as they derived their cultural/spiritual sustenance from the rich sources in S. India

    The Jaffna Tamil culture was more like a billabong – a stagnant pond where no new waters flowed in. It was a closed society that was not open to fertilising forces from outside. Like the Aborigines of Australia, for instance, a closed society stagnates while an open society flourishes with the new and invigorating input of outsiders.
    The critical point in the Sinhala settlers came when they severed the links to their land of origin. The tyranny of distance made sure that there was no going back to their homeland. Historical and geographical circumstances did not give the Sinhalese any option. They had either to make it in their new homeland or perish. Severing of the umbilical cord made all the difference. They had no fall back position like the Tamil settlers. Their was no neighbouring motherland to run to. This made all the difference to the two settlers.

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      //The Jaffna Tamils, on the contrary, never cut off their umbilical cord. They remained tied to S. India Without sending their roots deep into Sri Lankan soil, they opted to live on the surface, as it were, as they derived their cultural/spiritual sustenance from the rich sources in S. India//

      When you have a mere 28 miles divides the dominant Tamil land, it is hard to have a distinct identity.

      But, if you have a look at the Tamils in Jaffna, you would find that,
      – the food habbits of South Indian Tamils and Jaffna Tamils are completely different
      – the temples in Jaffna and Tamil Nadu are completely different in terms of structure, poojas and practices
      – the farming practices in Tamil Nadu and Jaffna are different
      – the marriage system in Tamil Nadu and Jaffna are different
      – ….

      Jaffna Tamils are somewhat closer to Kerala practices than Tamil Nadu practices.

      It is only natural to be influenced heavily by your neighbours. Look at the Chinese people in Malaysia, Singapore, and USA/Canada (the very early arrivals hundreds of years ago). Although they left their base long long ago, they follow their traditions. What is wrong with that?

      The Tamils and Sinhalese, who moved to North America, Europe and Australia are still following their native traditions. What is wrong with that?

      Sinhalese people is a mixed race of mythical Vijaya origin, Malayalees, Portugese, Dutch and a range of others. Can you explain the differences in marriage practices between Kandyan Sinhalese and other Sinhalese? Tribals!!!

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        Rohan, you say, “When you have a mere 28 miles divides the dominant Tamil land, it is hard to have a distinct identity. “

        Sure it is. That is why you are still a stupid little pup.

        This is your Poorva Karma Rohan. Why look over the ocean. Surely a pup cannot swim 28 miles.

        come to us baby, we will teach you Buddhism and then in the next birth I assure you that you will be rid of that pup athma and be a real Sinhala Buddhist.

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      Sivas

      “The Sinhalese severed their connections with India and went their own way to develop a new identity of their own.”

      A manufactured/imagined history over the last hundred or so years perhaps.

      Chivas Regal is supposed to be a classy drink only if taken in moderation.

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    well said Thamilan,
    Most of the Sinhalease dont know, they were/are the immigrants of the 4 southern states of India. Those days it was called , Chola , Chera, paandya. Sathia Puthras. Their borders were shifting up & down as well as side ways depending on the who had the most power and who made a cunning arrangement with one another against their own brother. sinhala names ending with Thunge, Sekara, eg:Kula/jaya….. Are from south India. gunarathnam became Gunarathna, weeerasinham became weerasinghe after he was converted to a buddist, Sellia Perumal became Sellapperuma, So as the ponnamperuma.If you use your brain analytically one can see Kannangaras might have come from Kannan Nagar which is in present day Tamil Nadu.
    If you compare the two alphabets , its almost the same, “Ispili, paapili, kombu are the same, And the way letters are structured to construct a word is almost the same. I would like to have expert opinion on this does any of the other languages have this type of close relationship to written Sinhala language
    There is no reason for Tamils to claim separate land or Sinhalese to have a superiority complex over Tamils. ( Tamils who know about their culture does not give two hoots about this so called superiority complex its only the ignorant Sinhalese think “ Oh yeh we are the race “). All Buddhist are converted Hindus.
    “theysa valama “ ( Tamil right to buy the land in the north) should be abolished. If Tamils have a right to buy land in Colombo the same right should be given to the Sinhalese who are willing to live in Jaffna with the Tamils. Those are the people who feel comfortable to live with their own people. And for the Those who talk loudly about Ancient Sinhala kings should realise Those kings prefer to marry Kshatriya princesses from south India than the local girls .

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    The grandiose Sinhala Buddhist ‘culture’ defenders may want to look at the origins of ‘Sinhala names’, such as
    Alahaperuma
    Alahakoon
    Ilankakoon
    Thennakoon
    Kariyawasam
    etc.

    They have no Sanskrit root at all.

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      Hello there Rosh,

      Trying to protect the honor of your Tamil mother is it? I think that is so admirable!

      weeerasinham became weerasinghe

      I give you the process of evolution of Brahmi script over the centuries. There is one common trunk. Then it splits to north and southern scripts. The scripts further branch off as time passes and language scripts are formed.

      http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/brah11.gif

      The scripts that break away from the trunk towards the bottom took the longest to evolve to its present form.

      The Sinhala scripts breaks away on its own in 3rd ce. The Tamil and Malayalee scripts cannot still be distinguished even by 12 ce, or 900 years after Sinhala began evolving.

      This is where all Southern people were known as “Malabar”. The Tamil is a non-descript population that does not even have a name yet.

      In addition, what happened with the above example is Weerasinghe became Weeerasinham. The Sinhala names in the north became Tamilised similar to Gunarantam, Wijayaratnam etc.

      If it was the other way around you will find Weeerasinham in Tamil nadu – which you would not.

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    Buying a land in the north east in an honest manner have never been opposed.

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    Of course Jaffna Tamils have a culture. It is called ‘ghettoization’. Instead of integrating with the rest in their adoptive country they maintain a Master-Slave culture whereby the elite few (Vellalas) control the lives of the down trodden Dalits who are not even allowed to worship in their kovils even though of the same religion and speak the same language. Women cannot marry unless a dowry is offered to the man, even when a woman is well educated and is employed. There you have it – a very primitive culture.

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    The HDM Interface. Latest in Entertainment

    You Tamils are right. I just read HDM’s article and found that all of it is 100% rubbish. (Well I cannot say 100% for sure because I read only the first line but that was enough). He must have been under the influence of, only Gaban knows what, when he wrote it.

    Hold your horses, or donkeys or whatever you ride. You are still suffering from Mahavamsa Envy Syndrome, Su Su envy and a paraphernalia of other mental diseases. So I cannot yet discharge any of you from Angoda.

    The problem is that HDM praises the Tamil Nadu culture too much. “The Tamils have a great culture” he says. And I say Ha Ha! Let us examine what kind of culture they have? Take movies. The Tamils over there are so stupid that they were willing to kill themselves if any one of their heroes, like MGR, so much as sneezed. I remember that Nambiar the villain of MGR movies had to have bodyguards because those idiots were trying to attack him for being an enemy of their hero MGR in the movies. The Tamil Nadu guys cannot distinguish between reality and movies because they are so stupid.

    Take Jayalalitha. She is the leading politician over there. In Tamil Nadu the movie actors tell the politicians what to do while over here the politicians tell the movie actors (or more specifically actresses) what to do, what posture to hold etc. Did you see how Malini Fonseka waited over 30 minutes half bent to greet MR after he lost the election?

    Next take the Tamil Gods. There are supposed to be 330 million of them. That is roughly about 3.3 for each and every Tamil. That is not all. Those Gods are not at all God like in a Sinhala Buddhist sense. They are human and animal mixed mutants. A lot of gene mixing must have gone in to produce such Jurassic Park like creatures.

    The irony of all this cannot be lost on anyone. They are laughing at us for just one lousy lion who fathered Sinhabahu and then go and say Namaste to horrible mutants with elephant heads, multi limbed crab like things and monkeys riding donkeys.

    Come on HDM! Is that the culture and religion that you recommend for our Tamil brothers? OK. OK. I see that tongue in the cheek. Anyway brothers, don’t take HDM too seriously. Why do they refer to those small flat holes in the new TV’s as HDM interfaces? Because they offer superb entertainment. Our living HDM too offers the same to you guys. Don’t fall for that.

    My advice is that if you are looking for culture, religion and overall good sense, don’t look North. Look South at us, the Sinhala Buddhists. We will give you all that. You can be cultural and religious without sinking to the level of animals. And most importantly, if you are willing to become Buddhists, we can solve this vexing ethnic problem in a couple of Atma Bhavas (Future lives).

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    Mahinda Fala,

    AS usual, you have racked up a very fast century, mainly because people dislike what you write so much, they just want to let you know.

    You are not a journalist. Not by a long shot. However you may be a cricketer, capable of whacking sixes on one leg and scoring fast centuries.

    Suggestion: Why don’t you join our beleaguered T20 team?

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    Jaffna Tamils prefer ghettoization. Vellahlas keeping the Dalits down trodden. Women treated like second class citizens. So they remain primitive.

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    This question is so idiotic that it is not worth commenting on.But for the education of the readers I will state the following. It is well established that over ten thousand years ago before Mahanama decided to hijack our history this land it was connected to the mainland by a wide swath of land. In other words there was no island. The coastal regions all over the world got submerged due to a global cataclysm at the end of the last ice age ten thousand years ago severing this land bridge. Mahanama converts the civilisation that existed prior to the advent of Vijaya into non humans to justify his racist claims for the so called sinhalese identity. This claim is resoundingly debunked by many historical sources that prove that not only was this island populated but it had a high civilisation long before the advent of Vijaya and his band of thugs. The later Tamil kingdom in the north are new comers to a much older migration/settlement from India and makes these Sinhalese Tamil issues a laughing stock to those who know the truth.

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    Mahindapala commenting on Tamil culture?? what is next, Donald Trump commenting on Islamic culture?? Press the ignore button on clowns like this.

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    Jaffna Tamils have a culture or not, even their emotionally unusable souls never ever thought about burning a library in the South.

    But history books say; only Mad-ba2la’s learned Sinhala-Buddhist cousins in uniform burnt a historical library in the 70’s in Jaffna as a hate crime!

    What kind of society or culture would create animals even in state uniform that would burn a library?

    Have any central government of Sri Lanka ever officially apologized to the people of Jaffna?

    Oh, someone said that Sinhala-Buddhist culture never promote the word “Sorry”! How pathetic culture is that!

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      Yes instead We Thamizh just butchered entire villages and blew up school kids :D Such culture! What civilisation! How can the Sinhalams ever hope to reach such great heights :D

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        Wee Thamihz Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

        I get it.

        Those who butchered Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalese including in 1915, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1971, 1977, 1983, 1987 – 1990, ……. to 2009 weren’t Sinhalese but alien’s from defecating Tamil Nadu.

        It sounds about right.

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        @ Siva Sankaran Sarma

        Cool story/comment bro :D

        BTW, can you please tell us from which TN tribal area your Dalit ancestors were brought to the south of SL as coolie slaves to grow cinnamon who later got converted to Sinhala-Buddhists?

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    Mahindapala seems to be a heavily hen-pecked husband of a Tamil wife, totally under the control of her petticoat-government.

    His fear of his wife and his frustration of not having the backbone to stand up to her, has turned him into a bitter, old, frustrated man.

    So, his only avenue of release is, to write, write and write bilge about her kind- Tamils.

    This is a typical coward’s way of dealing with a problem; whack the opponent below-the-belt.

    Readers ought to take pity on this apology for a man- Mahindapala

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    Some of our Lankan monkeys are in such pitiable condition that the only way they can find self-worth is to create in their own minds an alternate, illusory universe.

    After all, they want to claim Aryan ancestry but when they look at the mirror every morning, the reality of their South Indian, Malay or whatever ancestry roars back; and they claim original “culture,” but the human heads of JVP sympathizers left in front of Peradeniya’s arts theater, during the Premadasa regime, which they were very much part of, remind them that the only culture they have is the art of murdering people, and then abusing, including sexually, the naked dead bodies of the victims.

    As if that was not enough, CH4 and other media have brought out such depravity in the war to a worldwide audience. So, faced with the shame of this bestiality, what else can they do?

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    Your article is total ignorance as the SL govt has always been. And its not a surprise. Great deal of our cultural records had been destroyed at the burning of Jaffna Library. Had they been available today you would not have written an article like this.

    You can not understand a culture from a distance, physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.

    After all your intention was something else. In that your article served well.

    Grow up Mr…

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      LOL. So most of the so called We Thamizh ‘culture’ was lost when the two ruled exercise books in Jaffna library caught fire and the rest will be gone when Tamilnut forgets to pay their hosting bill :D Cool story, bro :D

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        @ Siva Sankaran Sarma

        Cool story/comment bro :D

        BTW, can you please tell us from which TN tribal area your Dalit ancestors were brought to the south of SL as coolie slaves to grow cinnamon who later got converted to Sinhala-Buddhists?

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