20 November, 2019

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Do You Think The Tamil Ethnic Question Would Ever Be Solved?

By C.V. Wigneswaran

C.V. Wigneswaran

Someone asked: Do you think the Tamil Ethnic question would ever be solved and all Sri Lankans could travel along a common path to peace and prosperity? 

My response was: Yes of course! The time is ripe now for the resolving of the so called ethnic question. A mystic in Jaffna told me in the 1980s that the Bandaranaike name after SWRD Bandaranaike would last only for 50 years from 1956. By 2006 I believe the name lost its political significance. Chandrika is not Bandaranaike. She is Mrs.Kumaratunga. Similarly I believe the ethnic question is nearing resolution. It has had a 100 years’ run from 1919.

When the British Government was prepared to give self government to the Ceylonese in 1919 the Sinhala Leaders then conspired to take over political power into their hands for certain reasons. The reasons that seemed to have prompted them to do so could be identified as follows – 

1. Ceylon is the only Country for the Sinhalese in this world. Therefore we must take control of political power unto ourselves and keep all other communities under our control. They should be made to depend on us.

2. The Tamils have received disproportionate share in the Governmental Machinery due to the partiality of the British. We must now take the strangle hold unto our hands. The Tamils must be made powerless.

3. Unless we destabilize the Tamils in every possible way from now on we would not be able to take back the Country into our hands.

From then on the Sinhalese Political Leaders worked their conspiratorial scheme to perfection. Pan Sinhalese Cabinet, the dis-enfranchisement of Upcountry Tamils, State Colonisation of traditional Tamil areas with Sinhalese from elsewhere, Standardisation in education, planned pogroms and riots intermittently, description of Tamil freedom fighters as Terrorists and destroying them with International help and driving wedges between Tamil and other minority groups specially in the Eastern Province were all symptomatic of the basic thought processes that drove the minds of Sinhala Political Leaders so far. We could identify that hatred, fear, jealousy and many other negative feelings have got saturated in the minds of the Sinhala Political leaders in years gone by due to false and distorted history of Sinhalese being purveyed. When J.R said as Executive President he could do anything except to make a man a woman and vice versa my relative Justice V.Manicavasagar said “I beat JR at Royal in Studies, Cricket and other games but he has become all powerful today”. 1983 pogrom was during JR’s tenure of office.   

Until now Sinhala Political and Social leaders have been thinking only along the lines their conspiratorial predecessors thought 100 years ago. I believe JR was the live wire in keeping this process alive.

But the situation changed for the worse during the past few years. What started as a reaction to Tamil influence during British times have gone beyond limits. Not only have Tamils been chased out of the South and many from the Island itself except the Greater Colombo area, their businesses destroyed and their influence in the State Services negated and lands of the Tamils in the South expropriated but the vengeance and venom of Sinhala Leaders have now set up ethnic cleansing as their final goal. Colonisation and expropriation of traditionally Tamil homelands in the North and East are taking place at a brisk pace with State patronage with the help of the armed forces and with the help of the Mahaweli Authority, Forest Department, Archaeology Department, Wild Life Department, Mines and Minerals Department, Fisheries Department and so on. What started as a reaction to the Tamils influence has gone beyond its limits now. 

The influence that Tamils weilded during British times was not due to any favouritism or partiality towards the Tamils practiced by the British. On the contrary the Tamils were hard working and trust worthy. The Up Country Tamils were hardy and dependable. The Sri Lankan Tamils were studious getting good results in Public Examinations. The British practiced meritocracy and we Tamils did better. Even today the world over the Sri Lankan Tamils have done extremely well. Given opportunity they are capable of doing wonders like the Jews. Having got rid of the Tamils from the South now the idea has got into the heads of the Sinhala Politicians that Northern and Eastern Provinces must soon be made Sinhala majority. Just like how Tamil Brahmins from Madurai who came for the Coronation of King Dharmapala about four hundred years ago were given lands in Ambalangoda – Balapitiya area and their descendants came to be identified as Sinhalese the idea behind continued presence of the Armed forces 10 years after the war, intensive Colonisation of the buffer area between Northern and Eastern Provinces, sending of large scale Sinhala Officers to the North and East, continuing to have Sinhalese officers manning the Police Stations all over the North and East, building of Buddhist places of worship in the North and East where no Buddhists live, complete distortion of history to suit Sinhala political hegemony, attempted annexing of certain areas in the Vavuniya District to the Sinhala Districts in the vicinity, forcible taking over of fishing in the seas of the North and East by Sinhalese fisherman from the South are all directed towards Sinhalisation of the North and East and ultimate negation of the presence of the Tamils in their own traditional homelands. Already Sri Lankan Tamils are referred to as illegal immigrants during Chola times (10 Century AD) whereas strong archaeological and other evidence point to the fact Tamils lived here from pre Buddhistic times and the Sinhala Language came into being almost 9 Centuries after the introduction of Buddhism to Ceylon. That is why we say “Genocide” is being practiced. A scion of a powerful Sinhalese family sometime ago is credited to have stated to some friends with glee as follows – 

“I have done a three in one! I got these Tamils in the Vanni area to dispose of their hereditary lands to us to find money to pay for the transportation of them to Australia. Now they have lost their lands and money and the Australian Government has caught them and jailed them. They have lost their properties, money and their freedom”. How far this is true I do not know. But we are told many families who disposed of their lands and paid high prices to travel to Australia illegally were helped by elements close at that time to then governmental sources. These families are facing extradition from Australia. But if they came back they would have no lands nor money here in Sri Lanka. They would carry the stigma of illegal emigrants from here transported forcibly back.

Let me come to your question now. Even though everything looks helpless and gloomy from the Tamilian point of view there are streaks of sunshine emerging from the perspective of reconciliation. The economy of the Sri Lankan government is in dire straits. Spending 20% of the Budget on the Armed Forces for a small Country like ours looks ridiculous. Hitherto the security was directed against attacks by Tamil Militants. Now there seems to be possible Muslim attacks which can be more deadly and unforeseen specially among Sinhala areas. The Government is soon coming to realize they cannot continue to fight a two pronged war against its main minorities.

The need to solve the Tamil ethnic question has now become urgent. Sri Lankan Forces being recalled by UN is the first of the negatives which the Country is now facing. Soon the spectre of war crimes will loom large. Bribery and corruption have reached prohibitive levels. Many other realizations have made the Sinhala Politicians review their modus operandi so far. Could we continue to hurt and hound out the Tamils they ask. What if we make peace with them? After all they are only asking for rights which they lost to us since the British gave self government to us. The British expected fair treatment of the minorities when they gave full control to us. Self government to the Tamils in their areas would make this Country reverse its journey towards becoming a failed Country. 

I therefore expect the so called ethnic problem to be solved soon to enable all communities to travel together in the path of peace and prosperity.   

*Justice C.V. Wigneswaran – Former Chief Minister

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    “Do You Think The Tamil Ethnic Question Would Ever Be Solved?”

    Not While Tamil Nadu is waiting like a Cat to Pounce on the Mouse!

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      None of the Sinhala politicians will rise to the level of a statesman to grant justice to Tamils. Only international intervention like what happened in Bosnia, East Timor or South Sudan will result in a solution for Tamils to live in dignity and safety. Please refer to the BJP solution to Sri Lanka ethnic problem based on archaeology, which says that Sri Lanka was the land of Hindus where majority have become Buddhists and therefore there should be a Hindu majority state and a Buddhist majority state side by side as union territories. Did you hear that Chinese President said about the glorious trade links between China and Tamils dating back to 2000 years. Did you notice that Indian Prime Minister was wearing Tamil costume and greeted Chinese President in Tamil. Who knows whether they had come to an understanding about sharing Sri Lanka among themselves. History seems to repeat itself, where Tamil Nadu like a cat will pounce on the mouse. Anyhow it will not be difficult for most of Sinhalese to face, as they were used to hide under a bed when LTTE was active.

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      It is not an Ethnic Problem; it is a Language Problem, where People cannot understand Each Other!
      Bring Back English as a First Language, which is a Lingua Franca, as it was, before so-called ‘Independence’!
      Education in Sinhala and Tamil has made us a Nation of Frogs in a Well! Sri Lanka is too Small to afford the Luxury of two National Languages!

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      No! Not because TN is going to pounce on anyone as TN has better things to do.

      Lets be honest. Sinhala Buddhist are a very insecure bunch and to make matters worse the majority of them are racists this includes monks that are supposed to be preaching tolerance and peace.

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        Burt; “TN has better things to do”
        Like trying to Separate from the Rest Of India?

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    All above is true. But Tamils have to wait and see who will be president. Only then can their future be envisaged.

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    Dream On, Mr. C.V. Wigneswaran !!!

    I am of the same vintage as yourself.
    I was Born in the South, studied in Jaffna thru A Levels, came to Colombo and worked in the professions and got the hell out of SL in 1977 when my family identified well in time that the country was spiraling down towards a hell hole.

    We are now in a hell hole!

    The Sinhalese were and are envious, jealous of the Tamils, their progress and their advancement in education, domination in the professions etc.

    The Tamils were an arrogant and a conceited lot – looked down on the Sinhalese looked down on fellow Tamils from Trinomalee, Batticaloa and hill country Tamils. These Tamils practiced the caste based discrimination on everyone around them preserving their own status quo.

    Then came the genius of swabhasha education. Both Sinhalese and Tamil student population have been pushed down to the lowest level on the scale in science and math education. Jaffna schools which were ranked among the top ten schools in the island are now pushed down to the bottom of the rung.

    In this context, not a dog cares if the Tamil ethnic problem will be solved.
    Every citizen is worried about where their next meal is going to come from. If you ask an average Sinhalese or a Tamil this question,:
    The Tamil Ethnic Question Would Ever Be Solved? – they will say in unison, “F**k the Tamil ethnic question – tell me where my next meal is going to come from”.

    The politicians, Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim would love to keep it that way – it is their own survival and their meal ticket.

    The burning issue at hand sir – is not the Tamil ethnic problem. It is the simple problem of how an average SL citizen can survive.

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      Ugly American,
      I do agree with your concluding sentence 100%.
      The jealousy towards Tamils may have subsided now but it is now directed against Muslims instead this time not only by Sinahalese but also by Tamils. The jealousy of Sinhalese towards Tamils was mainly due to Tamil dominance in bureaucracy but now that political gains via economic success has replaced the old factors of assumed threats. This shows that ethnic conflict is a dynamic political & social problem and therefore there cannot be permanent solutions.

      Division of power may be an attractive solution to Tamils but how the same criteria be applied to Muslims? Besides, does a separate rule guarantee basic HR to their own people? My personal opinion is that the demand for separate rule way outdated. In this world of instant communication what people need is not separation by political boundaries; rather the exact opposite. I advocate to eliminate the PC system; not empowering them more for three reasons: 1 SL is too small for a federal like system. 2. It is too expensive. 3 . Instead of eliminating minority problem it makes it even worse by turning the majority into minority in minority areas. The better solution: Make it compulsory for Gvt servants to be bilingual.

      I believe that the part of the problem is the still existing old fashioned land based rural economy. Once economy get improved & people become mobile, the need for separate rule will go away but it may bring new set challenges such as accommodating migrant laborers. I also can see a time when the current political dominance of Sinhalese will be balanced by minorities. That is b’cos, demographic majority alone is no longer the deciding factor of strength. Ethnic problems never will go away completely but its nature will keep changing all the time. The best solution is to look it as a HR issue; not as an ethnic issue.

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      Hello Ugly American, You are proud that you were able to read the writing on the wall, in 1977 itself. Smart of you. You who did not want to alert us of the impending danger then, in 1977, is claiming credit for that smartness, today. You are just not ugly, you are mean as well!

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        Thappu
        Why do you say Ugly American is mean? The warning that he took into heed was written in Tamil blood when the Sinhala only came in 1956 and repeated thereafter with vengeance in 1958,1977,1983.
        If the idiotic Vadducoddai Resolution of 1976 and what happened thereafter in 2009 which saw the ultimate defeat of Tamil mafia terrorism which lullabied Tamils like you hadn’t given you the sense to wake up and understand then the consequences where it would lead to you definitely have no right to point a finger and pose your silly question to Ugly American.

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          Uthungan, Not that answering your question is of any significance to the conversation, but, just to set the record straight, here is what Ugly American has said: “The Tamils were an arrogant and a conceited lot … …”.
          .
          And now, to let you have what you are asking for:
          The Vaddukoddai Resolution, was a response to the unilateral Constitution of 1972. This was said by none other than Nihal Jayawickrama, the Coordinator of the UN-sponsored Judicial Integrity Group comprised of 15 Chief Justices or Senior Justices representing the different legal systems of the world.

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            Thappu
            Just because Nihal Jayawickrema Cordinator of the UN sponsored Judicial Intergrity Group certified comprised of 15 CJ’s and jurists that the Vadukoddai Resolution was a response to the unilateral Constitution of 1972 what was the end result of that, please tell me.
            Wasn’t the said resolution an empty verbose rhetoric and nothing else which caused calamitous consequences for the NE
            Tamils?
            I can understand your problem about not being able to answer my question by diverting attention to Ugly American’s remark which has no bearing to the calamities that the NE Tamils had experienced in the recent past and will have to face depending on the future Presidential elections.

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              Correction
              Certified to the 15 CJ’s and jurists….

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              Uthungan, It is sheer stupidity to lump Vadukoddai Resolution with every calamity that befell Tamils.
              .
              What question of yours I had avoided? Your only question was, ‘Why do you say Ugly American is mean?’. My answer to you, straight from his own words, is there.
              (By the way, he has now accepted that he was being insensitive, inadvertently. There is a gentleman.)
              .
              You now know where you stand.

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        Thappu,
        sorry – didn’t mean to sound insensitive!!
        Here is how it happened..
        In 1977 – a wedding was fixed for my sister and the Hindu Temple in Colombo.
        On that fateful day some 17 soldiers got killed in the north in an operation and their bodies were brought to Colombo. All hell broke loose!
        Curfew was declared. Wedding was wrapped up in record breaking time of 45 minutes and all the food meant for the guests were sent to Saraswathy Hall where busloads of refugees were arriving from all parts of Colombo and suburbs.

        That was the writing on the wall!
        There was no turning back.
        The sad truth is, after forty years, nothing has changed!!
        My family was not the only one, several families like mine packed our bags and left.

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          Ugly American, Thank you. Please see my response to Uthungan, as well.

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            Ugly American you are a liar. The incident you are saying of killing of 13 soldiers happened in 1983 and not in 1977. Secondly the incident took place on Saturday in Jaffna and Colombo was peaceful on Sunday though under tension. It was only after the arranged funeral in Kanatte to incite Sinhalese that riots started at about 9pm. Riots on Sunday night was confined to Borella and punchi Borella part of Maradana. There was no problem around Saraswathy hall on Sunday and any wedding would have gone through as scheduled. On Monday morning there was no rioting and people were on the road though some properties in Borella and surrounding areas remained burnt. Rioting commenced only after 11am on Monday and curfew was declared at 2pm. I was an eye witness to all these being a resident in Borella. You cannot bluff me. In future if you want to lie, do it smartly without making a fool of yourself.

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      “The Sinhalese were and are envious, jealous of the Tamils, their progress and their advancement in education, domination in the professions etc.”

      This is another myth. Some Vellalars learned English and got cushy jobs in the civil service, that’s it. If you look at India, the most developed state is Kerala, not Tamil Nadu. Per capita income for TN is $1700 USD (with the poverty rate greater than 25%) whereas it is more than $52000 USD for Singapore or USA, so we can see clearly what 80 million Tamils are capable of. Some Indian Tamil Brahmins display a superior intelligence (IQ) yes, but the % is negligible. Similar to the Jews, in which a handful of Ashkenazi display an extraordinarily high IQ due to genetic disorders. But there are no Tamil Brahmins in Sri Lanka. The Vellalars, even in India, were low-caste.

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      Ugly American who does not have the courage to write on your name, I am also of your vintage, being born in Colombo, lived in Borella for 44 years, having had my entire education both school and university in Colombo, worked in all parts of the country, Matara, Polonnaruwa, Kalutara, Monaragala, Gampaha, Jaffna and the last 12 years in General Hospital Colombo. Therefore I have a better credential than you on this matter. I have witnessed all three major riots in 1958, 1977 and 1983 unleashed on Tamils by the government as well as terror unleashed on Tamils by security forces in Jaffna, where I am a medical witness to the atrocities. Every one in the world has dreams about their future, while it comes true to some, for others it does not. Both Mahatma Gandhi for over 50 years and Nelson Mandela for 30 years were dreaming of Independence. Did their dreams not come true. During this struggle every Indian and African was worried where their next meal is going to come from, and did they tell Gandhi and Mandela F-off or did they support them. Just because you are a person without any self respect, do not think that majority of Tamils are of your callibre. You may have discriminated against Tamils from east or those from Indian community, do not say this about others. In my class there were students from east as well as Indian community and we all moved together without any bias and we are still good friends. Whether you like it or not Tamil problem is going to be solved very soon with foreign intervention.

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      Ugly American… You nailed it, mate…
      =
      This Dude is a multi millionaire from Colombo 7 ,who presided over the highest Legal Institution of Lankawe and even got a CM post after retirement.
      And he reckons he has an Ethnic Question.

      Tamils have problems as Muththiah Muralitharan has pointed out.
      Those problems are not confined to the Tamils whom he and his Missus represent.

      Great majority of the Sinhala inhabitants have similar problems and I am sure some Muslims have them too.

      These are nothing to do with getting Homelands and Lands for themselves with their own dedicated Police Forces to guard their free hold Land and Territories.

      If that is the question which he is on about, I don’t think any politician will be able to answer that question, although Dr Ranil wasted 4 full years trying to do it while running the Country to the Ground as Dr W. A Wije from ex CB has pointed out in his latest posting…

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      I could identify with your sentiments. Should the people with Tamil names and could only function in Tamil learnt to assimilate, share, and live with the majority, we still would have had a beautiful homeland. SWRD sacrificed SriLanka for political gain. He was an opportunist and had no idea what he was doing and what it would do to the country. The elite Tamil politicians who were leading the Tamil masses mislead them and got most of them killed at the end. Meanwhile the politicians, the so called Sinhala lovers used the opportunity to make money misleading the masses, blaming everything on the war. We all have the same heritage. We are so intertwined it is hard to differentiate. There are no pure, anybody. Read our history to understand who we really are and how we have worked together. The opportunistic foreigners wants to split us apart, create chaos and exploit for what ever little we have. They have squandered our brain power to serve their lands. Sinhala & Tamil: just use your brains. There is NO Tamil ethnic Question. Just pure and simple desire of the politicians .to make money using the artificial issue…………TO MAKE MONEY

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    A bedtime story to Tamil children so they can be sent to battlefield with an AK47 they cannot even carry.

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      Helaya you have forgotten the past. These children may not have been able to carry AK47, but the mere sight of them in the horizon, made you to run for miles and hide under the bed. It is time that you start to teach your children that drill.

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        Great, a doctor threatening terrorism. Why don’t you join IS? They are short of racist nut cases.

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    Continued from above

    The cost of living has gone through the ceiling, real wages are down, corruption is at its peak, SL ruppee has depreciated to an extent that it is near worthless in the currency exchanges!

    The morons are blaming the US for ‘crashing’ the ruppee!
    Our morons are more than capable with their policies to flush the value of the ruppee down the toilet – they need no help from the US! – But they sincerely believe that the US has some hidden agenda to crash the ruppee.

    Economics-101 tells you why the ruppee is spiraling down towards becoming a worthless currency.

    There is no law and order, the politicians are corrupt, the Court system is corrupt, the medical profession has gone to the dogs, Chartered Accountants are opining on Financial Statements of corrupt public and private corporations, SEC has no teeth to round-up pump and dump stock manipulators, Buddhist priests are behaving like thugs in robes, bishops and Cardinals are sticking their necks into politics, alleged war criminals are heading the armed forces..and so on.

    In this context sir, do you really think even a dog would care – if the Tamil Ethnic problem will be solved?

    I THINK NOT !!

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    Some one asked will Tamil Ethnic question could ever be solved ??? My response was, yes of course. CVW, looks like you are naive and living in fantasy or else like most of the rest , in apparent denial and refusing to come out of it. After living, years with your relatives Vasu and MR , if you still answered YES then you should opt out for different post retirement career. As a judge you may know all about legalities but real life realities are not the same. CVW, in Lanka there is always light at the end of tunnel, but the tunnel never ends. You get it ???

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    CVW, you may have to take some classes , from Ugly American. A Lankan who dose not live in Lanka can easily, see through the truths/facts and hence live in reality.

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    Tamil ethnic problem is their headache.(Tamils’)

    When they struggle with that headache it impacts non-Tamil ethnic groups.(Especially in SL)

    It’s visible that their headache has been planted in them by foreign agents.

    Shall we destroy foreign agents or cure Tamil headache.

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    No one has so far presented a draft proposal for discussion on a credible ‘solution’ which encompasses at least 80% of minorities ( all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival scattered across the island) in Sri Lanka.
    If I am mistaken would a kind CT reader make the reference available to me for study.

    Soma

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      Soma

      There must be a marked problem for anybody to solve.

      There’s no such marked problem but to the best of our knowledge Tamils strongly say they have a different culture with a world of difference.

      Whether it’s right or wrong there’s no opposition from Sinhalese for them to have that belief.

      But what Sinhalese strongly believe is that Tamils don’t want a separated territory to enjoy that different culture.

      No obstacles from Sinhalese, they may even enjoy their least scientific rituals in Sinhala majority areas.

      Tamil Language, unlike Sinhala or Hindi, is very coarse so difficult to take Sinhalese to utter/learn; so it’s not Sinhalese’ fault.

      Tamils have to make their language smooth so as to make it acceptable to majority Sinhalese.

      What are the other problems for Tamils?

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        “Tamil language, unlike Sinhala or Hindi, is very coarse so difficult to take Sinhalese to utter/learn.” This demonstrates your ignorance. More than half the words in Sinhala are derived from Tamil, of which some are used with same meaning and the rest in different context. Sinhala grammar is derived from Tamil. Tamil has only 12 vowels and 18 consonants, while Sinhala has 14 vowels and many more consonants. I have passed O’level in Tamil and JSC level in Sinhala. I found that it was easier to learn Tamil than Sinhala. In my time Sinhala students learnt Latin which has conjugations and declensions which you have to memorize, unlike in English, and they never complained about it being difficult. Tamil is named as such for its sweetness and there is nothing more to make it smooth. No language alters its character to make it acceptable to others. It is the rank racism of people like you who are refusing to learn a language which is the oldest and richest among the languages of the world, while prepared to learn languages that are inferior. If Indian prime minister Modi can learn Tamil and greet Chinese president in Tamil, what difficulty do you have. Take an example from Mahinda Rajapakse, who with many negative features, is attempting to speak in Tamil and is improving in his attempt. Did you hear that last week a stone age civilization similar to that found in Tamil Nadu was discovered accidentally in Mankulam area. You are only insulting your ancestors who spoke Tamil and not Sinhala.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam:-
          “….last week a stone age civilization similar to that found in Tamil Nadu, was discovered accidentally in Mankulam area….”

          Are you claiming that the Stone Age Civilisation spoke the Tamil Language?
          Did the Stone Age People divide themselves into Ethnic Groups?
          Is there Tangible Proof that Stone Age people had any idea of Ethnicity!

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            Rationalist please make your comments in your own name. I never said anything about Stone age people speaking Tamil. What I want to point out is that there was a glorious civilization in Sri Lanka counter to the propaganda by Sinhala racists. Truth about Sri Lanka is lying buried in the Vanni area which need to be explored and the myth of the Sinhalese trashed. The fact that the artifacts found resembled those found in Tamil Nadu, demonstrates that the people who lived on either side of the divide are one and the same. The findings are of last part of stone age as tiles and bricks, were also found in addition to stone and iron utensils. Do not rush to give your stupid comments due to anti-Tamil thinking, and wait for further studies on it if government will allow.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam, your Statement:-
              ” You are only insulting your ancestors who spoke Tamil and not Sinhala.”

              I was replying to the Your Comment Above, in your Previous Post!
              I am not a Racist like you, with a Loyalty Only to the Origins of the Tamil Language and its Speakers!
              It is People like you who persist in Claiming Superiority for the Tamil Language and the People who speak it, that has Created the Need to Counteract those Claims!
              Language Evolved, as Stone Age People moved from Africa to Lands Further East: The Tamil language is part of that Evolution!
              It is not a Static Concept! That is Your Problem!

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                Rationalist the coward, Buddha has said one becomes superior by his nature and not by his birth. Tamil has attained superior status by its nature and not by its origin. No one is contesting that languages were part of an evolution, but Tamil started its evolutionary process before several other languages. This is not my conclusion but that of the linguists of the world who have researched all languages in the world including Sinhala. Do you know that in the welcome program for London Olympics, the first language used was Tamil followed by Sanskrit, Chinese and others. Ask UK why they did that, if not that Tamil was the oldest living language in the world. By not accepting the exalted position of Tamil, you are confirming your racist mind set.

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    It will be never solved. I participated in the apartheid in S. Africa by demonstrations and sit ins. The west decide the fate of other countries. 1956, 1958, 1960 And 1983 we did not have Tamil voice in the west. Now Tamil voice is very powerful and we can make significan impact in the west . My two children are married to whites and they are sympathize to our plight. My daughter in law is a Jews and she learns the Tamils. She can draw her family and friends into our support. One million Tamils can draw 10 millions non Tamis support.

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      Joseph rajah

      What a sinful man you’re.

      Children marry & they’re expected to enjoy life with love; not sympathy.

      You should know that what people say is that Tamil voice is foolish in the west, what a shame.

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        You will have the most diluted Tamil Race Joeseph.

        I love it. A multi Coloured Tamil Family. Will you be still fighting for a Tamil Homeland then and where?

        JP – USA

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        Joseph Rajah, God help your children and Grandchildren brainwashed with half-truths and downright lies. You should be ashamed of yourself for warping their minds. Upright Tamils expect more than this. You have lowered yourself to the standards of Sinhala Buddhist racists.

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      Joseph Rajah,

      Whatever your in-laws tell you, they cannot do anything to help the Tamils in Sri Lanka find peace or defend themselves from atrocities by SL armed forces.
      There are only two ways a solution can happen, but the probability of either is too small.
      1) Sinhalese themselves realize the error of their ways and provide enhanced devolution and sufficient rights for the Tamils to be equal citizens of Sri Lanka.
      2) Indian intervention, with Sri Lanka becoming a part of greater India, and the Tamils in SL getting a statelet like Pondicherry within India.

      Sagacious Tamil leaders should recognize that they are looking at such low probability solutions and try to detect which solution has the higher probability and is in the long term interest of the people living in SL.

      Tamil Diaspora in the West should recognize that India has far greater power on Sri Lankan issues than the West. Countries where a large number of Tamil live, like Canada, UK, Australia and Norway., are relatively powerless. In the US, Sri Lanka generates little interest. People might have looked up at the news when there was a tsunami, or when the LTTE attacked the Colombo airport, but it is all a remote issue, with little emotional connection for Americans.

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      Joseph rajah

      I am sure Tamil problem will be solved according to your way. I wish you good luck thinking how foolish these Tamils are.

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    Tamils ethnic issue will not be resolved in peaceful manner by any one of the major political parties in SL. Because this is their political survival mantra from pre-independence to today. The issue has to resolved by internal or external force. The internal force is out now, at least temporarily. The external forces are major donors europeans, americans, chinese and indians. These have their own vested interest. So, what is left is a election political game for tamil parties, they do have their own vested interest. For me it looks though the SL Tamils are a helpless pathetic lot, even god can not help them.

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    Racism or opportunism? Tamil politicians are playing the same game in India. In the 1950’s, they rejected any teaching of Hindi (national language of India) in TN schools. They are still protesting against learning Hindi. Beyond language, there are certain Tamil factions who want a homeland for Tamils. For example, In 1958, S. P. Adithanar founded the “We Tamils” party who wanted the creation of a homogeneous Greater Tamil Nadu incorporating Tamil speaking areas of India and Sri Lanka. In 1960, the party organized a statewide protest who demanded the establishment of sovereign Tamil Nadu. Prabhakaran was well aware of these movements; they had a significant influence on his thinking. As the author points out, the British favored Tamils over Sinhalese in the civil service. This led to disproportionate minority representation in the Parliament. After 1948, when the imbalance was corrected, the Tamil politicians started their separatist agenda.

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      Lester Modem,

      Whether Britain favored or not Tamils, Tamil Nadu is most quickly developing State in India at this time. If it keeps that phase in 30,40 years it can surpass Maharashtra. Cash and Coolie, two words went to English from Tamil. The TN coolies went world over, introduced those word to British Masters. Gandhi started his freedom fight in South Africa because of Coolie named Subramanian was beaten to bleed all over his back by his boss. Now the target of Tamil Nadu is to surpass Britain in economy.
      I don’t know if ever Hindi will be imposed in TN. I don’t have any tool to do that kind of analysis. Europeans ruled South Asia for 500 years. But their birth languages are still there. I do not believe TN ever going to become another Hindi Province. But I am sure Tamil is being heard in all states in India because of the lorry drivers, who travel to other state in large fleets to deliver industrial goods manufactured in TN. I was told these guys sow the Tamil there and bring back AIDS to Tamils. Further, now, when they go on the upscale on employments, the steering wheels being handed over to other states’ drivers. It is being those drivers’ turn to take AIDS & Tamil from TN with them. At their homes, for petting children or for a joke with their wives, instead of “Achcha”, they would be telling “Nallathu”.
      You have no way now but to sell Lankawe part by Part to China, America. The history of Korea and Germany is going to repeat in Lankawe. Tamil will have to stick on the Democratic part and with good heartedly, offer the Lester Modem the China Communism part. So no more Ayubowan Lester Modem , it is Tzao Aun. So don’t worry to solve Tamils, problem, first start on yours.

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        Mallayuran
        No one has so far presented a draft proposal for discussion on a credible ‘solution’ which encompasses at least 80% of minorities ( all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival scattered across the island) in Sri Lanka.
        If I am mistaken would you kindly make the reference available to me for study.

        Soma

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        As I have explained elsewhere, India (whether North or South) will never reach the same level as China. This is because of the caste and language barriers. India has a few achievements: Nobel Prize winners, nuclear energy, satellite in space, etc. But the caste is a real issue. Millions are still in poverty. Secondly, there is no Indian language that is adequate for mathematics or science. All of the Indian Nobel Prize winners were educated in English. Even Ramanujan, the famous mathematician, did his best work at Cambridge, in the English-speaking environment. Indians are too proud of their useless languages to understand the adverse impact. China is the exact opposite. China developed very quickly because the people are atheist and the vast majority are Han Chinese. China understands the importance of English, English teaching is a multi-billion dollar business in China. Now what is interesting, Sri Lanka is very similar to China. Buddhism is inherently atheist, there is no caste or cultural barriers to learning English. Theoretically, Sri Lanka should be able to overtake India easily and reach the level of China in the future. So far the only delay has been Tiger terrorism.

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          Lester
          Aren’t you patronising China when you say Sri Lankan is similar to China since Sinhala Buddhism is atheistic to the extent that all Sinhala Only leaders like Rajapakse’s, My3’s and Ranil W’s run to Lord Venkateswara the Seven Hill God to seek solace and succour.?
          Does the Chinese leader ever do that?

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    Lester it is not just the Tamils who are protesting against Hindi, being forced in pretext of “one nation one language”. Then again people do not have issues in studying Hindi or any language, as 2nd or 3rd language. Where as we all are aware, why a racist like SWRD tried to bring Sinhala has only official language, not out of love for his mother tongue , because of his hidden racist mind set which has continued until now. Why dont you mention about western countries recognizing Tamil language (as in Canada, Malaysia, Singapore) instead of forcing theirs as the only language. In Quebec people recognize French as official Language. In US Spanish is recognized because of diversity. The difference is they can think where as Lankans are retarded.

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      chiv, what’s your point? That “official” recognition you speak of is just a a goodwill gesture. No Chinese or Malay will learn to speak Tamil, you can be assured of that. Neither will any Canadian. First of all, Tamil is not an aesthetically pleasing language, unlike French or Hindi, which is world famous in the context of Bollywood. Secondly, no government anywhere except in Tamil Nadu conducts its official business in Tamil.Last point: the Sinhala-Only language act was good for Tamils. Had they learned Sinhala, they could have integrated very easily into society, similar to Muslims. Muslims have been speaking fluent Sinhala for a long time, that is why they are economically well off.

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        Lester
        “No Chinese or Malay will learn to speak Tamil, you can be assured of that”.
        That shows what a Stupid Sinhala Buddhist frog in the well you are who knows nothing about Malaysia or its people.
        Anyway why are you hiding under an English pseudonym instead of a good Sinhala name ’buruwa’?

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    ‘Do you think the Tamil ethnic Question can ever be solved?’
    This is what Mr. Wigneshwaran is asking.

    Is there a real ethnic question? this is what most people are asking.
    True, there have been ethnic disharmony in the past. Those were the handiwork of politicians meddling in the lives of the citizens. If such political manipulations were not there we would have had peaceful coexistence among the people.
    Rather than highlighting and propagating the so called ethnic question, efforts should be diverted to bring together such groups.
    Mr Wigneshwaran is doing exactly the opposite; fomenting ethic distrust disharmony and hatred.
    Of course Mr W. needs to have a platform and a purpose to stay ‘relevant’ among the tamil people.
    The answer to the ‘ethnic question’ was not achieved by terrorism, nor by banging heads with the majority.
    Why not change course and try something else which could work? For a start, stop being negative.

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      horizon, You know that the article started, ‘Some one asked’. Now, tell me who asked? Was it Justice Wigneswaran who asked, or was he answering a question that he was asked?
      .
      It is easy to blame others. Look inward first. Thank you.

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    Deep inside tamils know sri lanka is not their country and its clearly belongs to the sinhalese buddhists. The only way the tamil can remain is the westminister voting system in sri lanka. Mainly Tamils came to sri lanka as slaves taken over by ancient sinhalese kings and then again as slaves during the colonial era. They remain even after the freedom 1948 solely because economic gain. Hence sri lanka had the second highest per capita in asia in 1950’s. I think sri lanka government should do two things. Take a fresh oath from tamils emphasizing on acceptance of the reality of the country. People who refuse to do so should be sent back to Tamilnadu.

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      Moderator why is this person constantly allowed to troll and allowed to post hate messages lies and racist garbage? A piece of garbage posting garbage

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        I have no hate in my mind. I only cater to the truth. The word garbage you use is a word of hatriotism my friend.

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        This cunning scheming Tamil does not object to Tamil racist posts by Cholan, J Muthu and others. Typical. If he shakes your hand make sure you count your fingers afterwards.

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          Only thing cunning and scheming are Muslims like you. Claiming fake imagined Arab origins , when your actual origin is from Tamil Nadu. 90% of you migrated to the island from the shores of Tamil Nadu/Kerala, during the Dutch and early British era to do petty trade and spread throught the island. Now for political and economic advantages , claiming all sorts of origins, especially from the Arabian Gulf and a 1000 year fake history , to hide your actual largely low caste , converted Dravidian Tamil origin from Tamil Nadu /Kerala. This is why you constantly side the Sinhalese racists as, you can easily identify yourselves with them . You both concoct history to steal lands from Tamils. Both people largely descended from recent low caste immigrants from South India , one lot now claiming to by truly indigenous and of Aryan origin , the other an imagined 1000 year history and an Arab origin. People of Arab origin speaking an Indian Tamil Muslim dialect and until very recently following Tamil customs and culture strange and the so called North Indian origin Aryans speaking a language that has a 40% Tamil derived vocabulary and its grammar, syntax, lexicon and alphabet 100 derived from Tamil . Proving that their ancestors were Tamil or semi Tamil speaking Dravidians who converted to Buddhism and corrupted their Tamil.

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            Rohan Ha Ha Ha what makes you think I am a Muslim? You have fallen for mistaking a pen name for a real one. What a moron.

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              The only moron here is you not me, if you are deliberately using a Muslim pen name , to post your anti Tamil venom and create mischief . People with integrity or sense will not do this. Use a pen name that reflects your actual identity and not someone else’s . You are a Muslim as you constantly rundown Tamils ( just like most of them do to prove a point , that they are not Tamils) and at times Sinhalese but never Muslims.

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                Rohan you also use a pen name that reflects your actual identity. I heard, in Australia Tamils change their names & get English names because they are shy of their Tamil names.

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                  Please improve your hearing by using hearing aids . Thank you

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    The cunning and scheming SWRD – in cohorts with un-buddhistic Sinhala priests and the then emerging Sinhala extremists – helped in the rupture of the delicate racial-religious balance – merely to capture political power. In the words of the wise Dr. LKY of Singapore – the Sinhala majority let the genie out of the bottle. It is not easy to bring it back. The Tamils – here or elsewhere – cannot be deracinated entirely – the fond dream of that Catholic turned Buddhist fraud Anagarika Dharmapala, to be followed by DSS, RG, FR Jayasuriya, TU de Silva and other racists. Yes. The Sinhala Buddhist extreme have reduced the Tamil Nation, her influences and power by half to date. The Sinhala extreme gathered the support of the local Muslims to weaken the Tamils. Parts of the EP is the price they (Ahraff’s boys) received for their “collaboration” But now they have no place to run. They are the enemies of both Sinhalese and Tamils.

    Within a hundred years from now the Tamils will get their dues – their justice, their lands, their temples. The armed forces, quarelling for power, will split into factions. The country will be no less than today’s Syria. The Sinhala majority – forced by a destroyed economy, probably worse than Zimbabwe, will voluntarily hand the country over to the Indians (Remember JRJ, Gamini D tried this in 1987 with Indian War ships outside the Galle Face coast?). The leading Sinhala political families of today would have by then bled the country blue and will bolt to Australasia, Canada, UK and even India. Some of them have already invested their stolen loot in these countries. The one equation that is outside my analysis are the powerful Chinese.

    God only knows what their plans are. Will history repeat the Alakeswara kidnapping of centuries ago?

    Backlash

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      Blacklash

      This is exactly what happened to the Tamils In Sri Lanka. For 30 years of destruction & killing by Tamil you could’t shake an inch of our strength. Go for another 100 years it is same.

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      Backlash
      Wasn’t it Don Carolis Hevawitharane a Catholic who later morphed to become as Anagarika Dharmapala a Sinhala Buddhist?

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        Uthungan

        Yes. He studied at St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena – as most Catholics do. This pseudo Buddhist first stabbed his “Mentor and Boss” Col. Olcott in the back. He thereafter pleaded for refuge in India. He created trouble, I believe, in the Buddha Gaya area. Eventually, unwept, unsung – he died there. Bitterness and prejudice was in his blood. He was one of the first to spread the anti-Indian-Malayali agitation in the 1930s -the forerunner to the anti-Tamil prejudice of the 1950s, which is the chief cause of our present politico-economic ruin. His grandson was the late UNP Minister Gamini Jayasuriya – known by insiders for his anti-Indianism. By the way, Anagarka – the so-called Homeless One – owned many homes in Sri Lanka including several super rich ones in the Colombo 7 area!!!!.

        Backlash

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    There are so many ethnicities in this world that do not command a majority in the country where they live in and particularly in such instances, in most cases, there is some form or the other of an “ethnic question”. Wiggi chooses to talk of the Tamil Ethnic question. Incidentally Tamils do live in other parts of the world, notably in South India and there is no question of a Tamil Ethnic question ever raised in any of those territories other than in Sri Lanka. Tamils are not the only ethnicity in Sri Lanka but there are others. Neither is there a Muslim ethnic question nor a Burgher ethnic question raised in Sri Lanka. While Wiggi claims that the British favored the Sinhala there are many who claim that the colonial master in fact favored minorities. There is no point going through Wiggi’s harangue point by point. The need of the hour is unity among its people. There is no need for this business of North South East West divisions. One country, One people. Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans. That should be the watchword. Singapore too has a considerable Tamil speaking population. Its law and sometime ago the foreign minister is a Tamil. His account is that all Singaporeans are happy under one banner and attributes to the far sighted policies of the founding fathers of the nation. In fact he was choking when he was speaking about the death of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. There is a lot to learn from there where people of diverse backgrounds were forged into one Nation and one Society.

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      ” In fact he was choking when he was speaking about the death of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. “

      So you want CV to start to weep for SWRD in all political stages like Sirimavo, when asked for the vote from Sinhala Buddhist? Or is that for Don Stephen?

      What are you talking about? Can you answer these question please!
      1). Do you want Old Royals return to power? Why?
      2). Can you explain by doing what they have gained so much power in Lanakwe?

      You talk about LKY but reluctant to read above when somebody have quoted what he said about Lanakwe politics. If you have concluded that those are foolish talk of LKY, then tell to those who cry on LKY’s death, that they too fare fools.

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        Please don’t display your intellectual capacity by twisting that I want CV to cry for SWRD or for DS. My conscience is clear that I am not for ethnic divisions. My English is crystal clear that Mr. K. Shanmugam of Singapore indeed choked when he was describing the passing away of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew because he felt that he too rose to that position from an ordinary family entirely due to policies of LKY and other fellow leaders. What we want is amity not division and certainly not another 1983 Pogrom or a 1956 disturbance.

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    “given opportunity they are capable of doing wonders like Jews”

    Let’s hope, the things could’t do for more than 2500 years, they will do one day.

    I like to know what are the things Tamils have to envy by Sinhalese. Don’t say one is their sweet language.

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      ‘Don’t say one is their sweet language.’

      Ha Ha Ha good one Latha.

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    Dear Wiggy,

    Do You Think The Tamil Ethnic Question Would Ever Be Solved?

    *** The answer is yes. I like to narate the story of Late Mr.Amirthalingams audience with ” Sivaperuman ” but word cap forbids me.

    How are we going to see the ethnic problem solved and that is by making our representation to the only Country and the leader who matter India & Mr.Modi. I have just read that there was further violence at the same temple where you staged a protest. This is going be the theme under Gotha. BBS will be rampant and more temples damaged and desecrted to make way for Bhuddist Viharas.
    You me and all of us have to try and impress upon Mr.Modi that Indian Jurisdiction is the only one that matters in Sri Lanka and the buffer zone for Indias Security to be preserved against the rising tide of China is a Tamil Jurisdiction under a Federeral Structre where India can have a permanent presence under the guise of development giving a clear ignal to the South that it is a stone throw away if the Chinese were to ever re enter Sri Lanka ( who have been kept out for the last 18 months ) much to the annoyance of Rambukawell, Mad Proff Peris and no doubt Gotha. Palaly is already under the control of India and MR understands what Indian pressure can bring to bear.

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      Keep Dreaming Kali,

      The worst thing that can happen is that the North (May be only Jaffna Peninsula) will come under India. Indians will not be foolish to grant a federal structure to Tamil areas in Sri lanka when they themselves have not done with Toilet Nadu. By the way Rajiv Gandhis Ghost will kepp Haunting you for another 50 yrs.

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        Ravi Perera

        You ignorant you are in a Coma. I am not dreaming and even if I am can you answer the following.

        1) So you accept that North & East will become part of India priced away from Sinhala Lanka the shit hole of Asia. Then you say North & East alrough will be assimilated into India but will be adminitered under Presidential Rule and do you know why that is and it to keep Gotha and Mahintha guessing as to when their turn will be next.
        2) Can you tell me how India forced MR to have Provincial Elections and then forced a Consul General Office to be opened. Do you know the last Indian Independence day was celebrated in Jaffna the Tamil Capitol with Pomp and Ceremony.. We dont even cellebrate your Independence.
        3) Can you tell me how India booted out Cheenavedi. If you dont know ask Rambukawella the Chimp.
        4) Can you tell me how India converted Palaly into an International Airport and barred Sri Lankan Airlines from lnading there.
        5) For your information you ignorant the only people flying ( upto now) in the Sri Lankan Airlines are Tamils and that revenune will be earned by Alliance. So you will have to close Kattunayaka and turn it into a Museum.
        6) Can you tell me when Gotha is going to allow the Cheenaved back in .

        Answers quick please . I have a plane to catch at Palaly.

        Sweet Dreams ” Padariyen Padipariyen Pallikudam Nanariyen”

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          Yako Kali,

          1. I never said North and East will become part of India. I said north and Jaffna peninsula in particular. I would now say It will be Jaffna peninsular.

          2. Of course India may have forced MR to have provincial elections, not only that they forced us to sign the Indo Lanka accord too. Ofcourse by doing this, you thalayas ended up investing in rajiv Gandhis Ghost. Not only the last independence day of India was celebrated in Jaffna, Modi infact spoke in Hindi In Jaffna where as in the rest of the country he spoke in English.. I personally do not mind if we can cut the peninsula and kick the bloody thing towards Toliet nadu.
          3.??
          4. India converted the Palaly international airport to a small interrnational airport to travel to other parts of India in relatively small airplanes used for domestic flying. India did not barre Sri lankan air lines from flying to Palaly, It is more beneficail for us to fly small domestic planes , which we do to this even to this day.

          5. Thanks for informing that I am ignorant. When there are thalayas like you who belive you have the knowladge to make a nuclear bomb , what rubbish can you not belive. Very few thalayas fly Sri lankan air lines, since your popular method of travel is fishing boats

          6. Wether Gotha or Sajith or any one , none of them will be able to take any unilateral decisions without the blessings of the Maha Sanga – Nationalists or in your words racists.

          Just accept you have been beaten well and trulely. Smarting from defeat?

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            Ravi Perara

            Finally you have accepetd defeat. Man there is only one Jurisdiction that matters and that is the Indian Jurisdiction..
            You are right India has the smallest plnes and they use it to go to toilet and you and Gotha fly JUmbo Jets.

            Man it is a small world.

            So Maha Sangha ( who are they Chimpanzies I have never heard) will take the Decisions. You ae better off asking Ayatollah Khomeni instead of waiting for “Modi” the Hndu Nationalist to push it down your throat

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              Ado Kalli,

              Tried to go after west and thought they would save Thalayas. Now going behind India again. It would be pretty hard to ignore Rajiv’s Ghost. If Modhi decided to show anything down our thoat that would still not be Tamil, if at allit would be Hindi. To our ears Hindi is a beatutful musical language, most sinhala homes watch Bollywood movies and listen to Hindi Songs. As long as it is not ugly Tamil, it should be all good.

              Paradai Paradai, demalu paradai

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                Ravi Perera

                Not only Bollywood movies and Hindi songs, you have a shameless fetish for Indian names too – to start with your own. Sinhalese women would die for Indian fashion sarees and Punjabi dresses. They often curse India and take anti-Indian attitudes but rush to wear pottu in their foreheads.

                Ugly Tamil!!!! Ignorant man – the Sinhala language is dominated by Tamil and Sanskrit words – in case you didn’t know. If not for Tamil words, the Sinhala language will be meaningless.

                Kettikaran

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            Ravi Perera

            Have you read the news. An Indian Air Line JUMBO JET Has landed a on a test flight at JAFFNA INTERNATIONAL Airport. Hooray Keep Dreaming. man ” Chinna Chinna Asai. Siraku Vaikum Asai”

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        ravi perera

        “The worst thing that can happen is that the North (May be only Jaffna Peninsula) will come under India.”

        Don’t be stupid.
        As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is a Sinhala state of Hindia (Full stop) and North East is part of Tamil Nadu (Full Stop) which will solve the question of federalism.

        “Indians will not be foolish to grant a federal structure to Tamil areas in Sri lanka when they themselves have not done with Toilet Nadu.”

        Is that why Modi recently invited Xi Jinping to wash all those toilets in Tamil Nadu while your mother, wife, daughters, aunts, ….. are being sent to Medieval Middle East kingdom to wash Arab bums?

        A Tamil man who probably never used a toilet in his life is in charge of entire Hindian space project. He sent a rocket to moon recently. It is still missing. Probably he has hidden the spacecraft somewhere, no one knows. Beware he could trigger the command and get the rocket started and send it up your a**e. You will enjoy the experience as you are obsessed with bums and toilets.

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          ravi perera

          I am sorry I have disrespected in my precious comment.
          I should have addressed you as

          ravi perera the Sinhala Speaking Demela
          instead of simply ravi perera.

          I apologize to you for my oversight that might have caused any pain to you and your family.

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          Ado Thalaya,

          “As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is a Sinhala state of Hindia (Full stop) and North East is part of Tamil Nadu (Full Stop) which will solve the question of federalism.”

          Wishful thinking by a defeated thalaya. Keep dreaming what else to do.

          “while your mother, wife, daughters, aunts, ….. are being sent to Medieval Middle East kingdom to wash Arab bums?”

          This includes yours too. But your ones ae involved in washing the sinhala toilets too. Sakkiliya is a tamil, so what else parayo

          “A Tamil man who probably never used a toilet in his life is in charge of entire Hindian space project.”

          Doing good work for his home country, without trying to grab foreign territory like what you thalayas are doing.

          Are you a jobless scavenger in Toronto

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            ravi perera,
            the Sinhala Speaking Demela

            “Doing good work for his home country, without trying to grab foreign territory like what you thalayas are doing.”

            Your ignorance dictates that Tamils are Sakkiliyas therefore they are fit only for cleaning toilets. He is a Tamil and who let him to head ISRO?
            By the way I do not know who cleans your toilet, the only thing which is obvious about you is being lazy you live off your women folks.

            “Are you a jobless scavenger in Toronto”
            -.
            This clearly shows how stupid ignorant old bigot you are.
            Go find a job.

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            Ravi Perera, fate of Sri Lanka depends on the whims and fancies of Indians, for which you cannot do anything. See what is happening to Kashmir, where Pakistan is helplessly watching with not much support form even Muslim countries. This is the reality you have to face which Prabaharan did not and paid the price. BJP is not like pussy footing Congress and will take decisive action. Both MR group and UNP group know this and will not dare to antagonize them. During the last visit when Modi asked to implement 13th amendment fully and go beyond none of them opened their mouths against it. Wait till the new President is elected. Do you know what happened to the Buddhist priest in Trincomalee who organised anti-IPKF protests. The same fate will befall to you mahasangha if they act funny. God makes people arrogant before bringing them down, and Sinhalese are not an exception to this divine phenomenon.

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              “Do you know what happened to the Buddhist priest in Trincomalee who organised anti-IPKF protests.”

              If you do not mind, please mention it in few words.

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              Gnana,

              There is some truth in what you say. It certainly won’t be in India’s Interest to have an autonomous Tamil State in The north and certainly not north and East. The actions of India will be based on furthering indian interests.

              If BJP wants they will annex part of Lanka with the mainland. Most probably it would be Jaffna Peninsula and at most the northern province. I personally prefer this to handing over any part of the country to you Tamils.

              If India wants they can easily capture us. Govt of Sri lanka will not decide to fight, but groups of Sri Lankan soldiers could create a situation like in Iraq. The war with LTTE was an expensive experiment for the Indian Army, (which in turn favoured us sinhalese). Apart from the monetary expenditure, the Pakistanis and China too made advances into Indian territory.India would be mindful of this.

              Besides India and China have both invested heavily in Sri lanka. They will be mindful of their commercial interests. It is far more beneficial for India to enter in to a tacit understanding with Sri Lanka (which they already seem to have) and maintain the present status quo than go to war with Sri Lanka.

              Having screwed up all your options now you Tamils seem to be pinning all your hopes in Modi. I think your biggest hurdle will be overcoming Rajiv Gandhi Ghost.

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                ravi perera,
                the Sinhala Speaking Demela

                “Apart from the monetary expenditure, the Pakistanis and China too made advances into Indian territory.”

                I am sorry are you saying China and Pakistan intervened or will intervene militarily in India for and on behalf of the little stupid islanders? If so did you get signed enforceable agreement from both countries? Those who have little brain and little willi dream like you.

                “It is far more beneficial for India to enter in to a tacit understanding with Sri Lanka (which they already seem to have) and maintain the present status quo than go to war with Sri Lanka.”

                It won’t be a war, it is just a walk over within 24 hours. Remember you do not have VP to fight the Hindians given that the lankies never fought a war with Hindia in the past 500 years.

                ” It certainly won’t be in India’s Interest to have an autonomous Tamil State in The north and certainly not north and East. “

                The situation under successive Sinhala/Buddhist fascists become so unbearable it would not be Hindia that would demand Sri Lanka be part of Hinidan Union but it would be the Sri Lankies who would beg the Hindians to annex this island of stupids and fascists.

                Hindians are awaiting for the appropriate time to rescue this island of failed state as they did in 2009.

                If your new army commander Shavendra Silva has b***s ask him if it is possible to stop Lankies demanding merger with Hindia with a preemptive strike on Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Chennai) and Parliament of India (New Delhi) simultaneously.

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                “the Pakistanis and China too made advances into Indian territory.”

                You are still in 1960 era.

                Doklam and Kashmir are recent examples how Hindia quietly turned adversaries’ plan upside down.

                The question is what China or Pakistan could do in or for Sori Chingalam that they could not do to bordering territory (Hindia) from their own territory.

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                “If India wants they can easily capture us. Govt of Sri lanka will not decide to fight, but groups of Sri Lankan soldiers could create a situation like in Iraq.”

                When did you ever fight on your own legs?

                All your history, even after supposed independence, you licked or expended your down trodden women, children and men.

                Why is it that you lot always appoint your women as guides to any foreign persons who deal at government level, especially foreign diplomats?

                The usual recitation is, “if you need anything ask her”, by naming woman or girl with the woman or girl giggling.

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            Sakkiliya earn his own living and protect his women.

            Why you lot are so penchant on washing your stomach by sending your own women to washing all Arabs and be washed by Arabs’ sexual fluids.

            Then you lot even promoted and developed (Sinhala) child sex as tourist industry in your own turf down south.

            Genetics?

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              Tamil women look like black cows. Who the hell wants to fck them? Pack your thala thel bags and go back to Nadu.

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    CVW, if you are reading these comments in CT, you would have got the answer by now. Which is NO. NO,NO. How come you never heard the same when you were around Vasu and “mother of all” MR.

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    Well done Vigneswaran what you say is 100% true. As proof just read 99% of the comments from the Sinhalese and from some of these opportunistic backstabbing Muslims. A people who constantly deny their actual Tamil ethnicity and origin and shamelessly , in the name of their religion and for perceived benefits, keep on claiming to be Arab and will keep on siding with anyone and destroy their own Tamil language , heritage , culture and ethnicity to prove a point, god only knows to whom.

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    Wig [edited out], the Tamil ethnic problem would be solved if the Tamils had an ethnic problem. They don’t. They have caste, inferiority, superiority and money grubbing problems.

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    Lester, my point is where ever there is diversity, there is no such shit heads as Senanayakas, Bandas, JR/RW, Premadasas and “mother of all ” Rajapaksas. GOT IT. Just google to find out the official language of Kerala,Karnataka and Andhra before you make such stupid generalizing sweeping statements which may sound good for Lankans , but actually exposes your ignorance and utter stupidity. Right now I am living and running a hospital with my friend, outside of South India, and you are telling me TN is the only state conducts official business in Tamil and not Hindi. Dude in India most of the states even have Law that allows a person to study and complete professional courses in their own mother tongue and by law ,such facilities should be made available for individuals who may wish to do so.. My comment was about promoting diversity and it is you who insist on “forcing some one” (Malay/Chinese ????) which is of typical Lankan mentality.As long rest of your comments are concerned it is not worth replying. More you say exposes your ignorance and stupidity.Anyway my whole point was for CVW, to read above comments including yours to realize he is not just wrong but unrealistic and naive.

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      Chiv, I know India very well. Hindi is a compulsory language in Kerala schools, it is not compulsory in Tamil Nadu schools. Kerala people have no problem with Hindi. TN has a totally different attitude to Hindi, they have been rejecting it since 1937. In 1965, there were riots in Madurai lasting for 2 months over the Indian government (Centre) making Hindi the sole official language. Karnatka people (those who speak Kannada) do not get along with TN people. There was a big riot in 1991 against Tamils in Karnatka due to some water issue. Karnatka and AP people have no problem with Hindi either, TN people are the ones having the big problem. What I am saying is that the Tamil supremacist attitude displayed by certain factions in Sri Lanka has its origins in India. It has nothing to do with Sinhalese. These factions will never settle for anything less than a Tamil homeland.

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    I just cant beleive how come this tamil people think that they have a homeland in sri lanka, when they know that it is not true and that their homeland is tamilnadu. How many fantacise stories they buildup to lie to themselves. Will it help them? It is obvious the answer was given vellamullivaikal. Do they want another one? I mean come on stop all these nonsencense.Face the reality, if you cant live here pack your bags and getout. The peace loving tamils will remain in Sri Lanka and will live in hatmony with the rest. The very people who is trying to demark sri lanka as elam should be born in hell.

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      Udesh the Paradesh

      “when they know that it is not true and that their homeland is tamilnadu.”

      Did Hindians tell you that “their homeland is tamilnadu”.
      Sinhala/Buddhists came from South India and converted themselves into Sinhala/Buddhism. So are you.

      “Face the reality, if you cant live here pack your bags and getout. “

      True. They should get out of this island. However when they go they should take you lot with them.

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        As mentioned before we never came from tamilnadu nor our language does not carry any similarities. Why dont you pack your bags and get out without creating another vellamullivaikal.

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          Udesh the Paradesh

          You never came from Tamil Nadu but your ancestors did.
          Time you left.
          Go please before we decide to deport you.

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            Thats in your dreams. We the sinhalese were born here and we build up this country. Anyone who wants to distort our heritage , we have given the answer in vellamullivaikal, where the mass murderer died like pig in the mud begging for mercy. If there is another one coming refer to the same place.

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      We are not interested in your beliefs , as you have amply proven that you are nothing but a bigoted moron, with all your stupid comments. There are many nice and fair minded Sinhalese but you are definitely not one of them. You belong to the bigoted majority

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        We also dont care about your beliefs of trying to create a fantacy land called elam. If you cant live here why dont you go back to your own country.

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          Udesh the Paradesh

          You are really a dumb ass.
          This entire island was known as Eelam before your fellow kallathonies came here from the west.
          Please go back to your ancestral homeland Tamil Nadu.

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            Ask for elam and the answer will be delivered to your door stop soon. Learn to live ethically in this land of freedom. If not refer to the pig who died in mud in vellamullivaikal

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    I agree with the following comment:
    (1) There is no law and order.
    The other day Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero took the law into his hands went on a rampage at Neeraviyadi in Mullaitheevu district when he defied a Court order that barred cremating the remains of Medalankarakirthi at the Hindu temple premises. The Sinhalese Police simply look the other way and allowed the Bhikkus to go on a rampage. Gnanasara Thero who was sentenced to 6 years hard labour for contempt of court was given a presidential pardon by a maverick President Sirisena.
    (2) The politicians are corrupt.
    (a) The probe into the Bond Scam revealed that politicians both the Government and Opposition were on the payroll of Treasury Perpetual Ltd. Ravi Karuna Nayake, Finance Minister occupied a luxury apartment belonging to Treasury Perpetual Ltd free of rent.
    (b) CPC incurred a loss of Rs. 700 million in 2017/2018, after Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, cancelled three long term tenders and procured oil using spot tender method, Bandula Saman Kumara, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Nidahas Sewaka Sangamaya told the Presidential Commission last week.
    (c) Gotabaya Rajapaksa misused state resources to construct the Memorial and Museum of his late father DA Rajapaksa at Medamulana. A sum of Rs 47.9 million is owed to the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLRDC) or the construction of the ‘D A Rajapaksa Memorial and Museum’ at Medamulana. The project was approved when Gotabaya was the Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development. The original estimate was Rs.33.9 million but the final bill was for Rs.8.3 million. A sum of Rs.33.9 million was paid leaving Rs.47.4 million unpaid.

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    (d) Mahinda Rajapaksa left unpaid bills amounting to Rs.4.4 millions accrued during his tenure as President (2005 -2015). Among the unpaid bills are Rs. 2 billion due to the Customs for items imported by the Presidential Secretariat, Rs. 113 million also due by the Presidential Secretariat to Srilankan Airlines, Rs. 10 million to Ganga Catering Services for a function at Carlton House, Rs. 10 million due to Premasiri Stores for consumer items bought from the shop and various sums due for putting up of tents and temporary huts.
    (3) The Court system is corrupt.
    (a) Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva has confessed he saved Mahinda Rajapaksa going to jail over Helping Hambantota financial scandal.
    (b) Mohan Peiris, former Chief Justice told President Sirisena that he will write judgement the way he wishes.
    (c) The recent judgements of the Appeal Court giving stay orders in favour of Gotabaya have raised many eyebrows.
    (4) The medical profession has gone to the dogs
    (a) The Medical professionals are a pampered lot. Big salaries, permission for private practice, duty-free vehicles every 5 years, yet they go on strikes placing the lives of patients at great risk.
    (5) Chartered Accountants collude with clients in fudging Financial Statements of corrupt public and private corporations
    (6) SEC has no teeth to round-up pump and dumps stock manipulators,
    (7) Buddhist priests are behaving like thugs in robes,
    (8) Bishops and Cardinals are sticking their necks into politics,

    (9) Alleged war criminals are heading the armed forces and so on.

    (a) Sharvendra Silva present Army Commander is the most wanted person for war crimes and crimes against humanity. No one is owning responsibility for the summary execution of hundreds of LTTE cadres who surrendered to the 58th Division on May 18, 2019.

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    Dear Wiggy
    You are a high profile man and have contacts at the highest level Now the scene has been set and Gotha has thrown down the gauntlet at everyone who challenges him and has challenged the authorities who can keep him in check and make him comply.
    Can you use your “Sahalans” good offices and ask the following people some important questions as the Nation is going to enter the most dangerous phase and is about to be plunged into dark ages.
    The Characters in Question.
    Gotha
    Mahintha
    Basil
    Proof Peris
    There are many more but these are probably the most influential who will turn the Wheel of Fortune or light the Funeral Pyre.

    Gotha has stated that he will not abide by any UN Resolutions although Sri Lanka is a signatory.
    He has said that all those who surrendered have been accounted for and none are missing. So the missing persons list which was prepared was a fraudulent document just like his passport and Citizenship Document. Is he calling UN a liar and if so the next session will be the most challenging and with his track record he cant wriggle out of this.
    He has stated that he will not allow any foreign interference and if so how is he going to dislodge India who has spread her wings deep inside in getting China out , developing and running Jaffna International Air Port and the first Indian plane has arrived which is going to be the end of Kattunayaka Airport.

    The same questions to all the others please because they have all made statements to the effect that Gothas priority will be to get India out and bring China in. So if India doesn’t comply how is Gotha make India Comply. Will pit China against India the 4th biggest army in the World. If Gotha is elected Sri Lanka will face a doomsday scenario. Make or Break and in the process DO or DIE.

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    Is there any country in the world where they live where Tamils don’t have an issue?
    They have issues in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, India, SL, Mauritius, South Africa , Guyana, Réunion, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, UK, NZ, Australia, US, I believe there’s more.

    May be because Tamils are like the Jews before the creation of Israel – a distinct people without a country to call their own. Guess tiny SL became fair game.

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      Yonag

      No you are right . Only in barbaric Sti Lanka

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    No.As long as tamil politicians do not want to work with the Sinhala and muslim politicians. 90% of SL population of SL are poor. It includes Sinhala, tamil nd muslim. It looks like Ranil, Mongal and Chandrika era gone. Both Sajith and mahinda clan is for one country. With either them forget about federal.

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    No. It can never be. Tamil nationalism based on history revisionism and mythomania will never allow it.

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      Well said. It is based on selective memories and hunger for power. If history is interpreted and read correctly, most of the myth would be debunked. Some used the opportunity as excuse for economic migration to greener pastures.

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