26 October, 2020

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Equality = Handful Of Tigers Dominating A Land Full Of Lions

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Continuing review of Chandrika Kumaratunga’s talk on Chelvanayakam

The Senanayakes, who were the enlightened founders of the nation, continued the colonial administration without making any radical adjustments to meet the post-colonial realities. It was Bandaranaike who stepped in to adjust the fundamentals which, of course, meant ruffling the feathers of the English-educated ruling elite. His most controversial move was to pass the Sinhala Only Act. It was designed to overthrow English not Tamil. To begin with Tamil, like Sinhalese, was never a language recognized by any colonial regime. In restoring the lost rights of the majority to communicate with their elected government in their own mother tongue – a right granted in all democratic and non-democratic nations — Bandaranaike did not overthrow Tamil. In setting out to redress the imbalances Bandaranaike was the first to recognize and place Tamil as a language in the statue books.

The cry of the Tamils was that it was not given parity of status. Over a million Tamils live abroad under majoritarian rule where the minority language of the Tamil has not been recognized or given the status it has in Sri Lanka today. They accept the “second class” citizenship in those countries without a murmur. Even in India – the original homeland of the Tamils – they accept Hindi as the official language of India. Only in Sri Lanka do they whip up the language issue despite it being recognized in Parliament, government institutions, judiciary, academia, schools, provincial councils and all other key places including societal interactions. The state media, for instance, publishes and broadcasts in all three languages. Even the national anthem is now sung in Tamil. There are lapses, no doubt, but genuine efforts are made to rectify them. The bottom line is that there are no deliberate policies to deny Tamil their linguistic and cultural rights.

Besides, even after 60 years of Sinhala Only the legislature, the executive and the judiciary continue to run in English. Chandrika Kumaratunga, however, complains that English is not the link language. Technically she is right because it is officially not declared as the link language. But to all practical purposes it is the common language used at the highest levels. This reality contradicts her own experiences in her public and personal lives. As President she did not communicate with other communities in Sinhalese. Nor did she use Sinhalese even in her private life. Example: When Kumaratunga speaks to her dancing partner, Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu, she speaks in the link language English, not Tamil. So what’s her beef?

The English-educated minority still continues to rule at the top, as in colonial times. In the highest levels, from the President downwards, English operates as the link language. There isn’t a single individual at the top, either in the private or public sector, who does not communicate in English. English is indispensible for survival both at home and abroad. Example: Justice C. V. Wigneswaran did not pass sentence from the bench in the Supreme Court in Sinhala. He earned his crust through English. So where’s the discrimination? Sixty years after Sinhala Only M. A. Sumanthiran butters his bread not through Sinhala. He practices his law in English. So where’s the discrimination? So how is he disadvantaged? What are the special privileges that the Sinhala lawyers have which the Tamil lawyers don’t have, eh?

Out of the English-educated elite the Jaffna Tamils alone were in a privileged position. If they were talented and possessed a good command of the English language there were no obstacles for upward social mobility. The inherited colonial privileges remained intact. Consequently, the Tamil of the North obtained a disproportionate share of privileges, positions, perks and power. The irony in the cry of discrimination raised by the Tamils of the North is that it was raised by the most privileged community in Sri Lanka. They were comfortably ensconced under colonial patronage and protection.

When, however, the most privileged community cries discrimination there is something wrong either in their grasp of reality and/or their meaning of the word discrimination. Besides, those who cry discrimination have to explain first why they raised this cry in the 30s and the 40s when the Jaffna Tamils enjoyed the best living conditions under British patronage. Now they cry discrimination by the “Sinhala Governments”. But their cry of discrimination began when the British were ruling the nation. And when the British examined their complaints they found that the Tamils had no evidence to substantiate their claims.

This cry of discrimination was not picked up by the Muslims or the Indian Tamils because they were not competing for jobs in the public service. It was a cry confined only to the Jaffna Tamils who had a disproportionate share of jobs in the public service. And they dominated the public service through English – a medium they acquired through Christian missionary schools. Their fear was that if Sinhala replaced English then their preponderance in the public service would diminish. Fundamentally, Sinhala was not a threat to the Tamils but it was a threat to the English-educated elite holding a disproportionate share in the public service. Clerkship in government service was ingrained in the Tamils because it guaranteed a big dowry, pension and security. The Tamil elite opposed Sinhala not because it threatened their culture – it is still thriving as it was in pre-independence times — but because it went against the grain of the Jaffna Tamils who were brought up believe that even if their job was to rear chicken they should do it in the public service.

By the time Bandaranaike introduced Sinhala the old colonial order had passed its use by date. Colonialists had balanced their imperial political equation by privileging the minority. The primary aim of new nations coming out of colonialism was to re-set the colonial calcifications and restructure the historical imbalances. The new leaders of new nations were also faced with grass root forces rising from their slumber to claim their rightful place in history. Restoring Sinhala – and also Tamil – was legitimate. It was opposed only by the English-educated privilegentsia.

Kumaratunga’s underlying theme of blaming the Sinhalese undercuts her father’s achievements to restructure the colonial past and establish a new order by balancing it with the restoration of the forces that were suppressed under colonialism. The initial decades of the post-independent era of the Senanayakes were the constructive phase of laying down the solid building blocks for a liberal-democratic society. There were hardly any radical changes under the Senanayakes that deviated from the colonial institutions, conventions and practices. And D. S. Senanayake the Father of the Nation, excelled with his native genius, in constructing a rainbow nation befitting a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious polity. Even G. G. Ponnambalam, the acknowledged leader of the Jaffna Tamils who was demanding 50% of power to 12% of Tamils, joined the Senanayake government.

But like all ex-colonies, the subterranean undercurrents that were lying low for centuries under colonialism were surfacing, seeking adjustments to the fossilized status quo. New indigenous forces rising from the ashes of colonialism were asserting their power. An ex-colony could no longer remain in the colonial mould without adjusting to the new post-independent realities. After the Senanayakes had laid down the foundations for the first phase, the second phase was introduced by S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike who boldly and daringly took the nation into a “period of transition”, as he called it. Removing privileges of the Westernized elite was a prime necessity to restore the rights of the people who lost it to colonial masters.

Removing English – the language of 6% of the English–educated elite – and restoring the mother tongue as the official language of the state was a historical necessity. It was not a political gimmick adopted by Bandaranaike to beat the UNP and come into power. The people had a moral, political and legitimate right to communicate with their government in their mother tongue. But any readjustment of the colonial legacy would invariably hit the hip pocket nerve of the English-educated elite. Chelvanayakam became the hero of the English-educated Tamils who dominated the public service when he opposed the Sinhala Only Bill because it was a move to retain the supremacy of the English-educated in the political and administrative hierarchy.

Power was concentrated in the hands of those had a command of the English language. The Saivite-Jaffna-Vellahlas rose to heights of power through English. It was the English-educated Saivite-Jaffna-Vellahlas who dominated the public service, professions and some sections of the private sector enterprises. English was the “sword” that kept the non-English speaking people under subjugation even after independence. The ruling elite dominated politics not on class hegemony but on linguistic supremacy. The English-educated elite, dominating the political, administrative and professional power bases, formed one solid block cutting across ethnic, religious, caste differences and Chelvanayakam’s cry of discrimination on language resonated with the English-educated professional class who wielded power.

It is this Westernized elite that resented Bandaranaike. This resulted in demonizing Bandaranaike and hero-worshipping his anti-thesis, Chelvanayakam. Kumaratunga is one of those who has eagerly embraced Chhelvanayakam. She thinks she is making a great intellectual contribution when she abandons her father and embraces S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, who was described by Bandaranaike as “one of the most dangerous types of human beings in the world…” He added these “dangerous people….are capable of deluding themselves completely, capable of deluding other too!” (Parliamentary Debates, Vol 31, May – June 1958, cols.244 -5). There is no doubt that if the father was living he would have dismissed his daughter as one of those deluded people. In any case, she just couldn’t defend Chelvanayakam, and Bandaranaike in the same breath. So she sides with Chelvanayakam giving just one line to her father.

Delusional or not, it is the pro-Tamil stance that sets the tone and the colour of her speech. What is most striking about her speech is the ease with she heaps blame on the Sinhalese. Quite bluntly she says that “the majority community in Sri Lanka established itself within the political power structures, claiming their rights in the economical, social and cultural spheres, setting up laws, institutions and practices to guarantee their privileges to the exclusion of the “other” that are the minorities. The ruling elite, comprised mainly of the majority community, arrogated an unequal share of opportunities to itself, while excluding the others.” Can she name one country where the majority has not held an unequal share of opportunities? Just by the law of averages it becomes the natural order of the day. It is only when the minority holds a disproportionate share of power and opportunities that eyebrows are raised. But her idea of equality is in giving a handful of tigers the command over a land full of lions.

Her Quixotic arguments questions her claim to be a “political scientist”. She also accuses the Sinhala majority community of “excluding the others”. So how many “others” did she exclude during her reign as President when her “ruling elite, compris(ing) mainly of the majority community, arrogated an unequal share of opportunities to itself…?” Is she aware that Karuna Amman, the man from Batticoloa, broke away from the LTTE accusing the Jaffna-centric leadership of arrogating an unequal share of plum jobs for the Jaffna boys? Neither the evidence adduced by Kumaratunga nor her arguments correspond to her claim of a being a “political scientist”. How can she be a political scientist when she can’t get her basics right?

Her arguments confirm only her hidden anti-Sinhala-Buddhist agenda. Even the choice of words indicate her attitude towards the majority. The “Sinhala groups” are labeled as “extremists”, some of whom are allied to “chauvinist” parties, she says. On the other hand, the Tamils who led “the world’s deadliest terror group” are referred to as “some factions of the Tamil citizenry” – not extremists – that led a “violent and destructive civil war waged against the State….”. These quotes from her speech should give a taste of the pro-Chelvanayakam flavour contained in her talk.

Of course, in saying all this she is posing as the champion of the Tamils. In other words, she is saying that she is quite happy to stand on her father’s coffin that brought her all the votes to make her president and kick the historic Sinhala-Buddhist legacy left behind by her father’s historic role all the way to the Antarctic. Her phrases and attitudes echo the time when, as President, she was obsessed with P-TOMS and was ready to hand over the North and the East on a platter to Velupillai Prabhakaran for ten years without an election (TIME). Her latest speech indicates that she is still stuck in the ideological phase of the P-TOMS which went down Mavil Aru.

Her failed politics and her latest attempt to revive her defeated agenda confirms her own conclusion: “It is truly sad that people of some intelligence and knowledge adopt such attitudes knowing full well how dangerous and destructive they can be to the Nation’s progress.”

*To be continued

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    Anybody care to read this guys silly arguments, I don’t. I know one thing. This man and his followers were prominent spokespersons for Sinhalese against Tamils at UN and UNHRC for at least 20 years.. When UN experts read this guy’s silly arguments, they become more suspicious about SL Gov & military actions and more convinced of doing further investigation. Diaspora Tamils did their part, I agree, but these ModaPala guys actually helped proving Lanka Tamil arguments at UN… This fool and his fellow 18th century patriots haven’t stopped destroying the country.

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      H. L. D. Mahindapala –Mahinda Rajapaksa Shill and White-Washer

      RE: Equality = Handful Of Tigers Dominating A Land Full Of Lions

      Well, is it, Equality = Handful Of Modayas and Mootals Dominating A Land Full Of Common Sense People?

      The Average IQ of Para-sinhala and Para-Tamil is 79, whereas the average IQ of Para-English is 100.

      http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      United Kingdom 100
      Sri Lanka 79

      Sri Lanka People with common sense Who voted for Maitripala Srirsena, IQ Approximately 93

      Sri Lanka People Modayas and Mootals Who voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa , IQ Approximately 65 ( Example Wimal Modawansa, 2/2 =0 Fame)

      “Besides, even after 60 years of Sinhala Only the legislature, the executive and the judiciary continue to run in English”.

      Besides, even after 2,500 years of, Off and On Sinhala Only in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, The Para-legislature, the Para-executive and the Para-judiciary continue to run in Para-English.

      Test the DNA of the Paras. Para-Sinhala = Para-Demala = Para -Indians= Same DNA

      The Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

      So, what is so special about Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil, if the Paras do not want to use their two Para-languages, and opt to use Para-English?

      It is called efficiency, communicability, precision, and widespread use. Language is a medium of communication. Para-English is a better medium of Communication than the other two Para-Languages, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil.

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        All the lop sided arguments of Sinhala racists like Mahindapola become invalid if one looks at the status quo in the island before 1932: Two Sinhala states and a Tamil state existed then. There was no question of Tamils as minority and Sinhalese as majority.

        All these Sinhala racist bull shit came about because Britain annexed the Tamil state to the Sinhala states and called it Ceylon and left the power in the hands of the Sinhala racists. The oppression of Tamils and the bloodshed followed.

        Sinhala racists always put forward crooked arguments forgetting the historic reality I mentioned above.

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        Amarasiri,

        After generations of inbreeding between members of the same vegetarian subcaste in the village my IQ is extremely low.

        How about you?

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    Thank god the kangaroo has hopped off for greener pastures.

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      He ain’t no kangaroo, Simon. This is a [Edited out] with a one-track mind.

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    Isnt there a Tamil inside your house whom I’d NOT call a Tiger just coz she is a Tamil…? YES ur wife… I wonder how you can share food and a bed with a woman and then talk BS about her community…You aint a Lion but a Hyena…

    At this ripe age you should be enjoying your retirement rather than spew hatred. Its People like you that made a 3 decade old war to happen in SL…

    YOU lived your sorry life, now let the generations to come enjoy whatever they can without hatred…

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    You all know when a person gets old gets senile That is his symptom, please find a help for him or rest of his life
    He will write some silly irrelevant articles.

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    What gets often overlooked is Citizenship Act and Language Act were both endorsed by the Privy council chaired by the Queen of England. Tamil leadership were essentially disagreeing with the Queen until 1972.

    GGP as well as SJV idea’s were rejected first by the British even though they went to town screaming “Sinhala chavounism”.

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      Privy council did not approve Sinhala only. In fact they gave decision in favour of Kodeeswaran and Colvin decided to remove privy council juridicstion from Sri Lanka in 1972 constitution

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      and grade 8 qualified rubber control department clerk was elected as a PM……while qualified barristers were dumped in the dustbin …

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    Alternatively you could have titled your article with the age old quote majority with a minority complex

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    Mr Mahindapala, making Sinhala the official language of SL was a ” political gimmick”. When SWRD realized that the UNP was not giving him his rightful place in the Uncle Nephew Party, he gave up his Oxfordian ways, commenced wearing the national dress and found a short cut to power by promising that the Singala language would be made the official language within 24 hours. SWRD’ s intention was not to address the imbalance of power.Unfortunately he did not profit by this political gimmick as he was gunned down by a Buddhist monk.
    Mr M please do not rewrite history as there are still people in SL who know the real facts.

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    When Chandrika said that “It is truly sad that people of some intelligence and knowledge adopt such attitudes knowing full well how dangerous and destructive they can be to the Nation’s progress”, she hits the nail on the head in describing racists like Mahindapala and Dayan.

    Will these guys never give up trying to stir racial tensions in their efforts to get the most corrupt regime in our history back in power?

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    Mahinda-Pala, didn’t your knowledge of English help you move Down Under?

    Despite your threat, please don’t continue with this garbled garbage!

    A` la the my My Fair Lady song, my exhortation to the patriotic Sri Lankans in Oz: “For God’s take this guy to the Asylum in time”!!

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    M… …pala, back again with his venomous anti Tamil, anti Chandrika essay. Understand he does not like to stay in his mother country and therefore residing in Aust/NZ with a Tamil wife. What language he speaks at home?

    What a waste of time reading his B…It.

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      dcn
      Can you understand how many times a day we Sinhalese have to stomach anti Sinhala Buddhist venom? Please understand that in order to maintain some free press credentials CT is obliged to allocate some space (one hundredth) to Dayan and Mahindapala.

      “What a waste of time reading his B…It. ” . I bet they are the most read authors on CT. You are insulting CT readers as shit eaters.

      Soma

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        Soma

        Racial or religious hatred practices by any person, commumity, political party or whoever should be condemned and cannot be tolerated in the interest of our country any further.
        M……..pala is no exception.

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    SMALL BAND OF BEASTS DEFY GLOBAL NORMS OF CIVILIZATION

    Sri lanka is not a land of animals. The major portion of the Sinhalese belong to the species Homo sapiens. The major portion of the Tamils also belong to the species Homo sapiens. The major portion of the Muslims also belong to the species Homo sapiens. The major portion of all other ethnic communities on the island also belong to the species Homo sapiens. The species Homo sapiens is engaged in the task of constantly improving its global civilization and rendering it more sustainable, more resilient and more meaningful by bringing it into closer and closer synchronicity with its ever increasing and changing understanding of the cosmos and its life.

    This “land full” of animals is constructed by a few cynical, nasty, unintelligent, uneducated and barbaric people who wish to dominate the people who live on this island, deny them their right to realize the islands developmental potential and prevent them from becoming part of and enjoying the benefits and comforts and security of the global civilization of the species Homo sapiens as it interacts with its cosmic environment and changes in response to these interactions.

    This small band of barbarians wants to dominate the island and prevent the realization of its potential that will be of benefit to the whole of the species. Instead this band of barbarians wants to install a feudal dictatorship, subvert the rule of law and generate a climate of impunity that generated fear and terrorizes the people into submission, isolate the island from the species Homo sapiens and turn it into the rogue state of a barbarian outpost that they wish to make into a home for rogues and criminals of all sorts that roars defiance and abuse and challenges at the global civilization of the species homo sapiens that nurtures the species and facilitates its expression in all its beautifully varied ethnic and cultural forms and self perceptions.

    In pursuit of this goal this band of barbarian beasts refuses to allow the articulation of the fundamental principles of the global civilization of the species Homo sapiens in all the languages used on the island and ensure that these fundamental principles are recognized, enshrined in then islands state and legal system and processes and instilled within the minds of its people through the education system and pedagogical processes and content. Instead these barbarians are busily engaged in the task of turning the people against these principles and convincing them that the global civilization of the species is something that must be rejected.

    1. They try their best to deny access to the English language which is ONE – not the ONLY one – that gives access to an understanding of the global civilization of the species Homo sapiens.

    2. They turn the people against the rule of law by equating freedom with lawlessness.

    3. They try to hold people captive to the ideology of MAJORITARIANISM according to which the strong and the mighty have a right to dominate the weak.

    4. They whip up hatred against and opposition to the global doctrine of human rights and the practice of international law, which sets out minimum standards of security for all individual Homo sapiens.

    5. They seek to dictate how individual Homo sapiens can live their lives by insisting that they conform to various behavioral limitations that include stringent restrictions on how they may dress, what type of appearance they may cultivate, what they may believe, how they may perceive the cosmos, how they may express their sexuality and what kind of mental content they may express.

    It is of course possible that these Barbarians are suffering from some kind of mental affliction. However what ever the case may be they cannot be allowed to lead the people of this island astray. This can only be prevented by ALL those who wish to be part of the global civilization of the species Homo sapiens actively participate within its processes as it responds to the cosmos on the basis of the increasing perceptual capacities of the species and in accordance with its increasing perceptual capacities transforms its global civilization into a more sustainable, more resilient and more meaningful one. Thos who wish to participate in this global civlization of their species MUST work hard towards the realization of the potential of this island to play a vital role in global governance of the planet.

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      Dear Mr. Crazyoldman!

      You are absolutely right in your analysis. Can’t agree with you more.
      Rational reasoning is our only hope for progress.
      Sadly most people still continue to stew in false sentiments and feelings, in the face of reality which is simply ignored.

      Lasith

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    Keep writing more [Edited out]. The comments are more interesting to read than what you write.

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    Mr.Mahindapala,

    Personal attack against Mm.Chandrika and using Tamil language as an excuse to build your argument. How poor? Literally it looks like you are stalking her, that reminds me, how developed is the law in Sri Lanka regarding stalking?

    You know what, time you along with Dayan Jayatilleke , Izzeth hussein and the like just move out and give way to forward thinking younger people to bring a solution to co-exist in Sri Lanka. If you can contribute in a positive way, do it. Else, your silence is appreciated.

    Did you not feel disgusted and hopeless after reading what you have written? Reading the comments to your article made me sympathize with your situation. Seriously, learn to grow old gracefully.

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    What can you expect of Mr. Mahindapala, an ardent supporter of MahindaRajapakse, other than this. He has been a popular racist commentator for decades. One cannot expect any useful contribution from him. I wonder how Colombo Telegraph chose to publish this filth!

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    He he he Mahindapala if you search your ancestors it will end up in a todays Tamil Nadu village …in India..

    So why your Lions couldn’t beat Tigers for last 30 years ..???

    Waited for the help of 36 countries and chemical weapons from poverty India to silence them ….???

    Your army has no brain or muscle and they have approved this again and again…….since 1983….

    Why don’t you come back SL and started employment agency to send more and more Sinhala girls to Middle East Arabs as slaves thus you can also increase Sinhala diaspora… …

    you and your people in Sri Lanka will live with fear for tigers from cradle to grave ….for many many generations…to come …

    Soon kids in North-East are going to ask where is my father? what happened to my sister? and they will get very good answer from their guardians with fool prove evidence ……

    Banadaranayaka & Co., have destroyed the fabric of this country for their own political greed…and Buddhist Ayatullahs contributed a lot for this …Murderpakse & Co:,massacred his own citizens …and now his fate is at UN.

    Next stop for Murderpakse & Co., is ICC at The Hague then prison …you can give him company there and write few more Mahavamsa comedy book chapters

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      Cholan,

      Tks mate for the brilliant piece. :)))

      Come on, forgive this [Edited out]guy.

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    H. L. D. Mahindapala – please stop.

    You have no credibility while you choose to live in the Sinhala-only, non-federal Australia.

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    Beacause of the SINHALA ONLY majority of Sinhalease can’t speak English…and only foreign work they can do is Slave House Maid work to Arabs in Middle East…..

    Restore the right of Sinhala people to communicate with elected government ..????

    So to restore the hidden talent of Sinhala students Srimavo with Badi udeen Mohamad brought standardization and threw world class education into toilet???

    After independence there were ONLY 3 ENCYCLOPEDIAS IN SINHALA …this was the state of this language which has got more than 30,000 TAMIL words…

    Last Kandy King Mr.Kannusaamy alias Wickrama Raja Singhan ( A Tamil Name) has signed the pact with british in TAMIL ….so he should have conducted his affaires in TAMIL too..after all the people who have colonized Kandy are Hindu Manawadus from South India..

    If a particular community is backward in education they must get schools..teachers and facilities …to improve ..not showing short cut…..to enter university ….

    Who is paying today for ignoring English ? It is your Sinhala people right?

    Look at Phillippines where they have MEDIA OF INSTRUCTION IN ENGLISH a remote village girl can write speak English and they work all over the world …bring 6 BILLION USD tp country annually …

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    H. L. D. Mahindapala, be honest to your heart.

    During Premadasa’s period you ran away from the country and sought asylum in Australia.

    If I remember well, when Kumar Ponnambalam was supposed to cross examine you in the courts, you escaped from your mother lanka. Now what you write and talk is hypocritical.

    Whoever knows about you will never consider you as neither Sinhalese nor a Lion.

    During Premadasa’s period you were not even a cat, may be an insect!

    Today, you try to portrait you like saviour of your mother lanka.

    If you have your grand-children, can’t entertain them by telling a few fairy tales!

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    dear Mahindapala
    In the next paper you should write about the singular contribution you made towards the race riots while at the Lake House. Bensen

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    I see the usual personal and racist attacks against the author and Sinhalese but nothing actually challenging any of his points – the typical We Thamizh MO :D

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      Wee Thamihz Senior Journalist D:Siva Sankaran Sarma

      You are spot on.

      Still running around like a headless chicken driven from pillar to post, always going round in circles, pedantically.

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    Mr M.F.K.R. Mahindapala, I confess I read only the headline. I have a question: Are you sure that your great grt grt grt grandma copulated with a lion?

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      Good one Navin

      These are the kind of stupid notions our people hold on to.
      Sentiments and feelings only make things worse.
      We are not in Alice’s wonderland. But people like Mahindapala are talking through their hats.
      According to his article, his children should be Ligers and Ligresses!
      LOL

      Lasith

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      Navin

      “Are you sure that your great grt grt grt grandma copulated with a lion?”

      No.

      His ancestors were the pioneering geneticists who mastered the technology of cross breeding and cloning. Cloning has not only has produced large number of Jaya wewa crowd but numerous members of rent a mob thugs at times they regenerate, invade this island like Daleks.

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    HLD. You represent a handful of Sls with a racist sick mindset. I am ashamed that you call yourself Sinhalaya. Such a disgrace to my race.

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    Mahinda talking about Lions and tigers – there is no better person to talk about animals. He even has a personal Tamil vet.

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    Dear Readers and Commentators,

    Please read carefully and in between lines what Mr Mahindapala has written. His point is cogent and he has said the British denied GGP and SJV what they were asking and they blamed it on Sinhalese, unfortunately.

    It is better to comment about the article without commenting about Mr Mahindapla’s allegiances; his private life; his current residence and his views. We must respect anyone’s idea but when critiquing that idea, we should not downgrade the originator. Those who have done so should be ashamed. What kind of crap are these people writing as comments.

    Tamils were taken for a ride by Prabhakaran and now they are going to be taken for another ride by Chandrika Kumaratunge patronizing them. I hope they take her comments/ideas with a grain of salt and keep her at their arm’s length.

    Her only wish is to defeat and eliminate the Rajapakse clan from the Sri Lanka’s political landscape and she is canvassing for the Tamil vote for Ranil Wickremasinghe.

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      MaxxHeadd

      “Her only wish is to defeat and eliminate the Rajapakse clan from the Sri Lanka’s political landscape and she is canvassing for the Tamil vote for Ranil Wickremasinghe.”

      Whatever Chandrika’s short coming is she is only canvassing the Tamils for vote, which I consider within her democratic rights, unlike MR paying psychopath to deliver a favourable outcome.

      “We must respect anyone’s idea but when critiquing that idea,”

      What was the idea? Please remind me again.

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