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February 4th: Independence Day For Sinhalese & Black Day For Tamils In Sri Lanka

By Kumarathasan Rasingam

Kumarathasan Rasingam

Postcolonial Sri Lanka has become worse than it was during the colonial period. The sad history of February 4th – the day of independence to the Sinhalese has turned out to be a Black Day to the Tamils.

The Citizenship Act of 1948 – 49 and the state sponsored settlements of Sinhala people in the areas where Tamils were dominant are applied together as a tool of the “fear of extinction” by successive governments. The Tamils believed that the settlements were aimed at causing a demographic change and thus reducing the Tamil majority in the Northern and Eastern provinces that were considered as fundamental for their survival as an ethnic group.

February 4th is again a grim reminder to the Tamils that they lost their political freedom on this Black Day 72 years ago. It is the day Sinhala hegemonic rule was imposed on the unsuspecting Tamils by ungrateful Sinhalese leaders.

The hopes of the Tamil people that they would be treated on equal terms within a multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic, multi-religious and multi-cultural polity – in which they will find the political space to live in freedom and dignity – have been rudely shattered. Over the years, Tamils have been brutally reduced to the status of third class citizens by being deprived of their basic human rights. A million Hill country Tamils lost their citizenship and franchise rights in 1948/49.

Through systematic state-sponsored Sinhalese colonization of our traditional Tamil homeland, the demographic composition of the Northeast has been drastically altered in favour of the Sinhalese.  This process has been accelerated now as never before. The recent demerger of the Northeast province area is another move to complete the process of Sinhalization of the Northeast and to nullify Tamils of the concept of homeland. Tamils in the North and East continue to be oppressed under the jackboot of an occupation army.

For over 30 years, democratically elected Tamil leaders protested such oppression through non-violent, democratic, and peaceful means. The just demands of the Tamil people were answered with military repression and state terrorism. Promises were made, but never fulfilled; the agreements and pacts entered became dead letters.

The friction between the two peoples (the Sinhalese nation and the Tamil Eelam nation) finally emerged as a major conflict leading to the demand for secession at the 1977 Parliamentary elections. The Tamils overwhelmingly voted for a mandate to create the state of Tamil Eelam. The Sri Lankan Government, however, continued its repression, state terrorism and flagrant violations of human rights. It is this brutalisation that led the Tamils to take up arms to defend themselves during the war, the Sri Lanka government banned both domestic and foreign media from visiting the war zone and reporting independently. The world at large was kept in the dark with only the news put out by the Government, which was one sided and biased. This war was a war without witness.

In conclusion it is apt to mention that India is the regional super power and the closest neighbor and India has a Tamil constituency of over seventy million people. In addition to this India still houses tens of thousands of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees and therefore, India has legitimate reasons why she should encourage progress with all those issues.

The Tamils in Sri Lanka, India and all over the world [more than 85 million people] request the Tamil Nadu Government and the Central Government of India to consider the plight of the Eelam Tamils and consider taking up any one of the following actions to free the Eelam Tamils from the brutal and racist Sinhala Government.

1. Self-determination in the North and East – for the people of the land to decide their future as stipulated in the UN Charter.

2. Implement the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 fully with land and police powers and nullify the powers of the Governor who as the agent of the Government enjoys more powers than the elected Chief Minister and other Ministers.

3. A federal system of Government as practised in India, Canada, Scotland, Switzerland and other countries where there is multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multicultural countries.

4. For the protection of Tamils in the North and East and for the security of India’s south an independent state of Tamil Eelam is important to stop China’s influence in the North of Sri Lanka. Eelam Tamils are always with India and their strong religious, linguistic, cultural links are similar to India.

India as a neighbour and superpower in the south east Asia should and must give priority for its security due to the Chinese interests in setting up its establishments in the south is now moving steadily towards north – the backyard of India.

*Kumarathasan Rasingam – Secretary, Tamil Canadian Elders for Human Rights Org.

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    2. Implement the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 fully
    4. For the protection of Tamils in the North and East and for the security of India’s south an independent state of Tamil Eelam is important

    What a contradiction! I am fully supportive of extensive devolution but the above is ridiculous.

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      Jayasiri Samarakoon,
      You are right. Kumarathasan Rasingam is not sure what he wants.
      Kumarathasan Rasingam has been presenting logically sound and historically accurate essays until recently. When TGTE taught him how to put the cart before the horse, Kumarathasan Rasingam lost his senses. TGTE has been there for 13 years without achieving anything, but adamant on breaking doors if those are not opening. So, in its New Year message, its leader said that they didn’t do anything last year. Kumarathan shouts loudly that Tamils’ fate is in Tamils hand. I have been trying to explain to them that the current phase of fighting is diplomatic agitation, and that the international community has to provide us with justice for Tamils’ problem. First Phase was with SJV’s leadership, we were using Ahimsa protests for a reasonable devolution. Aanduwa abolished S 29 of the Soulbury constitution, based on which Tamils ministers consented to Soulbury Constitution. That action restored the Tamils’ sovereignty and they surrendered to the Sinhala -Tamil Cooperative government. This led to the Vaddukoddai resolution and armed fight under leader Prabhakaran. International community, about 32 nations, got together and defeated Tamils’ freedom fight with War Crime/Genocide.

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      So, now IC, who defeated the Tamil Army has the responsibility to get their land back for them. The UNHRC OISL report named 42 to Political and Military leaders as war criminals. Old Rowdy King said that he went against the British Prime minister’s advice, returned back SLMM one-sided, and won the war with war crimes. Mr. 40% said that he bought arms from NK with illegal money. So it is time for UNHRC – UNSC to declare the illegal war victory as null, put the War Criminals on UN Electric Chair and restore SLMM, which Old Rowdy King had sent back one sided, while Tamils had requested SLMM & and UN to stay back in Ceylon for their protection. After that IC needed to set up a 5-year Interim government for Tamils with peacekeepers’ (Like SLMM, NATO, American or UN) protection for Tamils. Thereafter Tamils can take care of themselves. Your “Extensive Devolution ” is also meaningless, which we have received too many of then from the Banda-Chelva pact. Now let us first get the Justice for War Crime at ICC. After that we can come back to all kinds of old stories of “extensive devolution”.

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      Extensive devolution with land and police powers is what most NE Tamils want, Full independence will spell disaster for bot h the Sinhalese and Tamils. However state-sponsored Sinhalese racism and triumphalism, coupled with the use of fake history, occupation, and other excuses by various government departments like forestry, Mahaveli, Archeological to steal thousands of acres of Tamil peoples lands and settle outside Sinhalese to deliberately change the demography, history, place names and make the Tamils a voiceless minority in their own lands, is fast pushing most Tamils, towards independence or the alternative merging their lands as another state of India, to save our identity, lands, history, heritage, and culture, which all Sinhalese led governments from the time of independence have been intent n destroying.

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        Siva Sankaran Sharma,
        “Extensive devolution with land and police powers is what most NE Tamils want,…”

        Only the descendants of Malabars who came as mercenaries to Yapanaya after 13th Century and occupied Sinhala land want extensive devolution with land and police powers so that they can continue to oppress Dalits in Yapanaya.
        Dalits in Yapanaya told the Sub-Committee on Power Sharing of the Constitution Drafting Committee appointed during ‘Yahapalana’ Government not to give land and police powers to NPC because they know the outcome.

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      No need for devolution or revolution in Sri Lanka (Heladiva) 74 years back SRI LANKA (Heladiva later Ceylon) 86% Sinhalese Aryans population. Go through the old statistics. According to the latest CIA
      report 74.9% Sinhalese, Tamils 11.2%, Moors 9.2%, Indian Tamils 4.2% other 0.5%. In Malaysia, Bumiputera(Malays) 57%, Chinese 22.9% Indian Tamils & Indians 6.6%, other 0.8% , Islam 61.3% Buddhism 19.8%, Christians 9.2% , Hinduism 3.4% , Chinese Folk 0.7% and Unknown 0.5%

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        Sinhalese Aryans! Must be joking, All recent DNA studies done by Sinhalese themselves have proven that the Sinhalese are definitely not Aryan but are Dravidians as the Tamils and are largely of Dravidian Tamil descent. This claim coming especially from someone like you with obvious recent immigrant South Indian Tamil origin is a joke. Hela is the Prakritized version of the ancient Tamil word for the island Eelam or Eezham. So what about the statistics? Scottish are 5% of the British population but have a separate parliament and own 30% of the landmass of Britain. Tamils were around 26% or more at the time of independence. Deliberately reduced their population by half within 70 years by making a million of them stateless and chasing another million largely to the west. Even if the Tamils are 1%, the Eelam Tamils have an ancient history on the island and had owned and ruled their land until European colonization and if not for the British , the Sinhalese would have no control of their land and would have been only confined to the south, like they were before the British arrived. They deserve the same rights and privileges as the Sinhalese. All this racist rubbish coming from a recently Sinhalized descendant of South Indian immigrants is the biggest joke.

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          The shame of entire TAMILS including Kamala Harris. No nation for Tamils in this world. More than 74 million Tamils in this world also. Tamils will never ever get a separate country.

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            Chingkallams should always thank the British, as they only got a state and the power to torment and marginalize the hapless Eezham Thamizh and steal their lands, because of them. Prior to their arrival, the so-called nominal Chingkalla kingdoms were ruled by largely kings and aristocracy from Thamizh South India. Chingkallams had no control or say on the Thamizh lands to the north and east of the island. Chingkallams had hardly ruled the Thamizh or their lands. Most times it was the opposite until European colonization, especially the British. Run down the British and the west but if not for them, no state or Chingkalla power. European colonization saved the Chingkallams and increased their population and power but damned the Eezham Thamizh now leading to their destruction. Chingkallams now will not have a state or this power over the island’s Thamizh.

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              Please also thank the Portuguese and Dutch for importing your low caste or untouchable ancestors from then Thamizh South India, to work as slaves or indentured labour, or to do menial service work in the southern and western parts of the island, thereby doubling the present-day Chingkalla population. . If not you may not have been born or now living in some low caste or untouchable village in Thamizh Nadu or Southern Kerala, doing some menial work and speaking Thamizh or Malayalam. Instead of speaking Chingkallam, calling yourself a Chingkalla Aryan and beating the anti-Thamizh drum, and running down your own Thamizh ancestors.

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            Mr. N Perera. It does not matter if the Tamils do not have a nation, as 99% of the Tamils live in India and 95% of this 99% in Tamil Nadu where they are first rated and have the same rights and privileges as the rest of the Indians. The current Indian foreign minister and finance minister are both very important positions are Tamils. Tamil Nadu is a rich industrious and economically vibrant state in India. the Sinhalese only have control of a small island nation, that they have now run to the ground and bankrupted, due to their blind racism and incompetence, thanks to the British and not through their own endeavors and even independence came to the island, not because of local struggle but thanks to the struggle in India against British rule and the sacrifice the Indian people and their then leaders made, whilst the local Sri Lankan leaders and elite at that time, especially the Sinhalese were conniving and colluding the British colonial regime. The British were forced to give India independence and Ceylon got it automatically.

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              The Tamils of North EastSri Lanka have as ancient as the Sinhalese on the island and are as indigenous as them and have also had ruled their kingdoms and lands that were hardly under the control of the Sinhalese and it does not matter whether they are now 1% 20% or 2% it is their land, where they had solely lived and ruled prior to the arrival of the European colonials and if not for the British the Sinhalese would have not gained any control of these lands. Now illegally using their majority and the opportunity the British gave them the Sinhalese are concocting history, erasing ancient Tamil history or claiming it as theirs and are trying to claim the whole island for the Sinhalese and destroy the Tamils. The British have a lot of explaining. to do. Please refrain from posting racist rubbish and nonsense.

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          Rohan25,
          “Tamils were around 26% or more at the time of independence.”

          History of Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo did not start on 04 February 1948. There were hardly any Tamils in Sinhale before Europeans colonized this country. During colonial rule they brought millions of Dravidians from Hindusthan as coolies and left them in Sinhale changing the demographic composition of this country.
          There was no ethnic group called ‘Tamils’ in Sinhale until a Malabar person named Ponnambalam Arunachalam who worked in the Census Department changed the term ‘Malabar’ to ‘Ceylon Tamils’ in 1911. Europeans called the Dravidians in Yapanaya ‘Malabars’ because they came from Malabar region in Hindusthan. Sinhalayo called them ‘Demalu’.

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            Eagle,
            Europeans called you Aryans and you have become Aryans. Europeans called Tamils as Malabaris, so Tamils have become Malabaris. But for more than a decade Europeans and Americans have passes many resolutions calling you as War Criminals, but why that is not coming forth? Can you tell to Lemon Puff Veraya to bring a resolution for that and Ganapathipillai to second that?
            Thanks.

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          Rohan25,
          “…the Sinhalese would have no control of their land and would have been only confined to the south, like they were before the British arrived.”

          Have you got any idea where the Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura (377 BC to 1017 AD) and Polonnaruwa (1056–1232 AD) that were destroyed by Dravida invaders from Hindusthan existed and who were the inhabitants in those Kingdoms?
          It is good if you study the history of Sinhale before you write these rubbish.

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          Bro R25,
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          Term “Aryans” is a taboo word in europe yet today.
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          Our fools to use it again and again – hints us everything about the level of sensitivities in our people.

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      Mr. Rasingham
      I am totally opposed to HOLIDAY RESORT MODEL OF TAMIL EALAM.
      A Homeland for ALL Tamil speaking people should be your aim.
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      If I were a Tamil I would strongly oppose full 13A as that entails Police and Land powers to Sinhala majority provinces where +50% of Tamils live but minority in each. Under local politicos with land and police powers these Tamil minoritis will face severe discrimination far worse than under a unitary setup.
      .
      As for the security of India ( which has never been an issue for 2500 years) they should be watchful of macinations of Sri Lankan Tamils who will most certainly ignite the separatist sentiment of Tamil Nadu again.

      Soma

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      JS
      None of the Tamil or Sinhalese politicians recognizes that the Muslims and Hill Country Tamils do not enter tg=he equation of devolution, federation or secession.

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        SJ,
        It is your lie and agenda to divide people.

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      Tamils do not ask for an Independent separate state. Even LTTE did not ask for a separate state. Tamils want extensive devolution of power to the traditional homeland (North East Provinces) including police and land and law making powers which cannot be changed by the Central administration. The important purpose is the security and safety of the Tamil speaking people and to avoid further demographic change in this Region by the Centre. If the Central administration continue with demographic change policy and to ethnic cleansing of Tamil speaking people of North East Region then separate state becomes unavoidable.

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    Only solution is to divide the island into 3 mono ethnic nations and relocate people based on ethnicity. Each ethnic group will have their own exclusive nation. All problems will be resolved.

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      Keep on repeating the same rubbish again and again everywhere, desperate to get another Islamic nation somewhere, most probably as the one in western Asia failed miserably. There have only been two ethnicities and nations on the island from ancient times. Sinhalese and Eelam Tamil. The other is a religious identity practiced by a people who are of immigrant South Indian Tamil ethnicity, who only arrived on the island, a few centuries ago and have no history or valid claim for any nation or land but have a right to live in dignity and peace, as well as to practice their religion freely and without hindrance. Now opportunists political and economic and religious hardliners are trying to desperately pass off this religious identity, as an ethnic identity, using religion and a minuscule amount of Arab and others found amongst a small section of this population to justify a different ethnicity and to make their case stronger deliberately Arabizing themselves to prove they are different from the rest of the Tamils. Strange 72% of them live amongst the Sinhalese and there are many Muslim majority areas in the Sinhalese south but they only claim a homeland in the Tamil areas, especially in the east, where only 28% of them live and arrived as refugees fleeing persecution, a few centuries ago and share the same language and ethnicity as the rest of the Tamils.

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        This is a deliberate move by a certain section of the population, to throw a spanner in the works and deny the island’s Tamils any justice by muddying the waters and claiming for an Islamic nation only in the Tamil areas, thinking the Tamils are weak and they can get away with this demand. Trying to legalize and justify the large-scale ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Tamils in the Amparai and Trincomalee districts. Arrive as refugees a few centuries ago, and were given refuge as fellow Tamils now in the name of Islam trying to claim large sections of the Tamil east as theirs above the head of the indigenous Eelam Tamils who have been living there for more than 2000 years and took pity and gave them refuge.

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    Hello Native Veddah, where are you?
    What do you think of the mental health of this gentleman Mr.  Kumarathasan Rasingam?

    Soma

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      Soma,
      It is better than Psychopath ____.

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    Independence my foot. We are IN dependence. Just another opportunity for politicians to throw money on pompous meaningless celebration. For Rajapaksas it is borrowed money for extravagant spending. Lanka is begging Pakistan for $ 500 million loan and rice to feed empty stomachs.

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      Chiv,
      “Independence my foot.”

      Independence has no relevance to the guys who scratched the back of Brits and became the most privileged group and oppressed indigenous Sinhala Buddhists.

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        I guess now you’re scratching Chinese, Indians, Americans and soon Pakistsnis , Bangladeshis and many more. At your age you cannot service all better get most privileged and oppressed indigenous SB trained.

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      Chiv,
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      Truth is HINDIANs fought for their independece but not srilankens.
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      Thanks to HINDIANs only we the srilankens were given freedom.
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      If this is not the case, anyone that talk high about our so called power – should come with proofs provding with corresponding links.

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    “The Need For A New Beginning: One Of Self-Reflection & Correction “
    As usual Lionel has tried to stay relevant & connected to his topic. Still nothing mentioned here for Tamils that how to stop the uncontrollable Genocide taking place in Ceylon. Cheating intention of Sinhala Leadership showed itself right in the same year Ceylon received Freedom. It named the disenfranchising laws of Tamils as Indian Pakistani Citizenship Acts. While Tamils were being stripped of their citizenship by the same government they voted for, they came up with this dodging name to slip through the S29 of the constitution. When it was time they completely removed the minority protection section 29.
    Intentionally or inadvertently, Lionel has followed Hitler King’s footstep on inviting the country for a new start. After a long illegal closure of Parliament Hitler opened it with the Speech of the throne, this year. There was long expectation within Tamil parties that the Hitler would invite them for negotiations for the Devolution of Power. But he ordered to the Tamils parties to abandon the mandate they received from Tamils for negotiate Self Determination, but to ratify his development programs, which are very skillfully coined to continue the genocide while pulling wool on the IC’s eye as “developments”. Interestingly, the Tamil Nationalistic political parties who suffers by disunity, unanimously renounced Hitler’s call for work for him.

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    Lionel is talking about a new beginning but staying away from mentioning the start which has to do with the War Crime Investigation. Why do people need a government? Where is the government for the Tamils when the government Tamils voted is refusing to serve them? There is quite a number is thinking that the government first duty is to nurse the Buddhism, Islam or Hinduism and others. Governments are there for the wellbeing of the people under it, treating them as one single unit. Governments leave an obligation with the authorities to mind that matter. But the religions insert them into the ruling process, infusing millennia old ethics as better laws, stealing government employees’ authority to their priests, but undertaking no obligation, responsibility or accountability. As a result of these inserted personalities enjoying the state’s impunity, they spread corruption, violence, sextual predation, jealousy, and other destructive behaviors. The American constitution, as a model of its time, explicitly started in a different direction, that is the constitution was for people, so it said religion is out of its perspective. The Legislative Council and State Council which started self-ruling of Ceylon, started it with 1915 communal violence. This galvanized the majority community leaders to cunningly secure the power and stage planned genocide of the minorities.

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    So, for more than a century, the country is fast rolling downhill on genocide of Tamils, by devising the justifying and hiding techniques of these crime, in way that can work locally and internationally. Using Tamils against Tamils, the government had collected 32 nations’ support to launch a War without witness and held the War Crime Investigation for more than 13 years. The International NFP informed of their study that the Appe Aanduwa while continuing its genocide, using delay tactics to investigate its past crimes, but still UNHRC is not able to break the ice in its office.

    The gargantuan hunger of the Sinhala Nation to genocide Tamils is showing up in Langkang, even on every freshly budding grass blades too. From the entire compendium of legal texts though temple preaching to school study textbook materials the anti-Tamil campaign is present. The Tamil children, at schools, in their tender age, being forcefully infused with the anti-Tamil, Sinhala venom through the racist governments’ class textbooks. This is very difficult to explain to International leaders who read in their class the science and math & history. IJC described the Standardization, 6A, PTA, like draconian acts enforced on Tamils by Appe Aanduwa were nowhere else found in the world. These were not available even in Pretoria, South African system.

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    In Langkang, Buddhism is clandestinely renamed, after its unique interpretation of legacy Buddhism against Tamils, as Sinhala Buddhism. There is no parallel to this in the world in any Buddhist countries. There is no Rangoon (Burma) Buddhism. But in Langkang the Buddhists’ anti-Tamils activities collectively get named as Sinhala Buddhism. Langkang is, to an unbelievable level, deep entrenched in anti-Tamil feeling. Last Yahapalanaya government lost after borrowing additional loans, not being able to increase exports and manage foreign exchange crises, but shamefully selling the country’s assets to predator governments. Ranil tactfully attempted to prevent anybody from UNP standing for the EP position, in 2019. In 2020, He dissolved his parliament one year early, realizing that the country could not be managed for one more year. While the country’s economic condition was in that state, in 2019, the man elected by the Sinhala Masses is a Hitler, in their own referral. The majority community’s priority was not rejuvenating the failed economy, nor they were looking for an economics expert to rule them. but they urgently needed a Hitler to keep minorities under check & punished. Those who oppose the cancellation of the EP position from constitution argue that if there is an elected dictator like the Langkang EP only can efficiently suppress any minority uprising against the cruelty imposed on them by majority.

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    The IMF has many times informed that it is ready to help Langkang get out of the current dollar shortage problem. But Langkang leaders are not ready to accept that offer because they are fearing the conditions that IMF attach may insist on a fair treatment to minorities. That will damage the Hitler’s name within the Sinhala Majority.
    I can write much more here. But the fact Lionel knows more than what I can write. He very well knows that in Langkang nobody is ready to accept that the cruel treatment metered out to Tamils is the fundamental cause of economic, cultural, impunity, lack of a government to rule by law, international relationship, and other problems. Lionel called Tamils to unite with Sinhalese to fight the failure the country is facing. But Lionel also knows that the government has armed itself with two canine teeth, one 6A and the other is PTA, only to use on Tamils if they act on any way that insult their Hitler, Dutugemunu images. In the North even fishermen protesting calling for justice for their members murders is declared as illegal. The unity of the communities is fertilized with reconciliation within them. The reconciliation is the child of Mother Justice. Without a mother there will be no child.

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    Unless Sinhala community accepts that the 150,000 massacre in Mullaitivu is only Genocide the Chitanta government committed on Tamils and accept the responsibility for that, from where Lionel expects the reconciliation to come, and communities work together on future problems? Even a cultured man like Lionel would not come for an agreement on that. Then where one can search for reconciliation & unity. There won’t be any reconciliation or unity between Tamils and Sinhalese with the current set up of the Unitary dictator government. Here unity under unitary is not possible. But unity and peace can be built in the future between the two communities if they are separated, before Tamils are annihilated by Appe Aanduwa. Further, the Malaysia-Singapore division will not create two enemies like India & Pakistan. Tamils and Sinhalese are only one race. Hinduism & Buddhism are two religions but based on the same doctrines. They both eat Tamil Nadu, Kerala mixed food items. Women wear Sari-Blouse. They both observe the same holidays including the moon phases.
    One third of Sinhala words are Tamil. All Tamils understand a lot of Sanskrit and Pali words which are the rest of the Sinhala Language.

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    For a century Tamils were willingly & easily studying Sinhalese and serving all over the South until politicians launched Pogrom in 1958 to loot Tamil properties and send them back to the North East. This good intention of shared living was interpreted by racist Sinhala leaders as “Colonialists’ favoritism”. Now even the foreign medias have snarled at the Sinhala Buddhist s’ ugly face of unlimited favoritism, nepotism & crony business deals. What a shame and cheep mentality! This is telling that Sinhalese don’t care about Tamils living in out of their area (North East), but not among them. So, dividing the land on the borders on the line of Tamil & Sinhala will not create any newer animosities among them. Economic, cultural, linguistic, religious exchanges will continue to flow on a laissez faire model, instead of the Government forceful conversion of Tamils into Sinhala Buddhists. Singapore – Malaysia is the solution for Tamils & Sinhalese for both races’ s peace and prosperity. Sinhalese, taking Lionel like serious politician- erudite person’s advices & will turn their attention to improve their life instead of continue spending another $400 B and their useful life on genocide Tamils.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      “So, dividing the land on the borders on the line of Tamil & Sinhala will not create any newer animosities among them.”

      Tamils are in few pockets; Yapanaya, Tirikunamale, Madakalapuwa, Central Highlands and Colombo. More than 50% of Tamils live in Sinhala majority areas. Can you please tell us how to draw the border on the lines of Tamil and Sinhala.

      Be realistic and let the Tamils recognize Sinhale is the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo, a Unitary State and a Buddhist country and live in harmony with indigenous Sinhalayo who accommodated them in their country. Throw Vaddukkodai Resolution that contains a manufactured history of Sinhale that misled Tamils to the dust bin.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      “For a century Tamils were willingly & easily studying Sinhalese and serving all over the South until politicians launched Pogrom in 1958.”

      Clash between indigenous Sinhalayo and Tamils in 1958 was not launched by politicians (Sinhala) but by Tamils attacking Sinhalayo in Yapanaya forcing Sinhalayo to leave Yapanaya. When Sinhalayo made changes as an independent nation Tamils attacked Sinhalayo and put tar on Sinhala name boards. When Sinhalayo changed the English letters in car number plates to a Sinhala letter Tamils attacked Sinhalayo in Yapanaya. Tamils refused to use cars with ‘Sri’ number plates and continue to use cars with English number plates. What a dumb decision. Tell us what happened to about 100,000 Sinhalayo who lived in Yapanaya and who burnt the Sinhala school in Yapanaya.

      Do not try to clean blood-soaked hands by blaming the Government, Sinhala politicians and Buddhists.

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    An Independent State of Tamil Eelam as a protection for the Tamils in the North and East coupled with the security of India should be analyzed in the context of geo-politics. The writer has contradicted and has not realized that such an Independent State of Tamil Eelam is suicidal. But an Independent Territory of Tamil Eelam within the Union of India which is more secure for the Tamils in the North & East Provinces as well as for India. In an Independent Territory within the Indian Union, India itself will place its Defence on the borders of the Independent Territory which will be a checkmate for China’s infiltration with the assistance of Sri Lanka. As Sri Lanka had proved that it is not willing to implement the 13th Amendment in its true perspective and India witnessed its fishermen being arrested and the boats confiscated despite the loan being provided to Sri Lanka on humanitarian grounds, it is better to call and declare the NORTH & EAST Provinces as an Independent Territory of Tamil Eelam within the Union of India where the right to self-determination is assured. Moreover, the State machinery has activated the divisions between the Tamils & Muslims.

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      How will your ” Independent State of Tamil Eelam” protect the Muslims of the N&E?
      How will it protect the Hill Country Tamils and Tamils and Muslims living in the South.
      Will it also protect the fishing rights of South Indian bottom trawling fishing boat owners?

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        SJ,
        I hope this question is not for me. If it is an Independent Territory of Tamil Eelam within the Union of India in accordance with the Indian Constitution, it will guarantee all the rights of other communities. Muslim is not a race. They are Tamil speaking communities like the Christians. In an Independent Territory (not State) within the Indian Union, India will have its Defence Forces on the border of the Independent Territory to assure the safety of Hill country Tamils, Tamils in other Provinces and the people embracing other faiths. Only thing Islamic terrorism will find it difficult to rear its ugly head and so is China. There will be unity and mutual understanding between the fishermen of North Province and Tamil Nadu as the Tamil Nadu Coast Guard will continue to patrol those areas.

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        SJ,
        How did your Unitary system protect Tamils, Muslims and Hill Country in this island?
        What did your government do to protect South Indian bottom drawling fishing boat owners coming inside your border?
        Do you think that there is no Muslims in India or Tamil Nadu?
        What did you do to protect this island was occupied Indian army?

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    We can see what is in store for the Thamizh even in the historic Thamizh district’s homeland. Vavuniya district in the north which more than 80% Thamizh and more than 90% Thamizh speaking. During the official celebrations, under this racist government, that is intent on destroying Thamizh people, their culture, and heritage. Chingkalla culture and Buddhism were given prominence in a predominantly Thamizh Saivite Hindu district. Buddhist monks were given special chairs covered with special white cloth, in a very prominent position, whilst the Hindu, Christian, and Islamic clergy representing the predominantly more than 90% Thamizh speakers of the district were made to sit on ordinary chairs in a far less prominent position. When the cultural events started Chingkallams dances and culture was given the first place and prominence and then the second place was given to Islamic dances and culture and last and third place was given to Thamizh dances culture and Hinduism, like an afterthought, in a district that is more than 80% Eezham Thamizh and Hindu and in the heart of their homeland. Proving this is what this nasty racist war criminal and his large war criminal cabal have in mind for the island’s Thamizh.

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      Piglet,
      Congratulations.
      At last you concede that the Muslims are not part of the Tamil identity.
      I hope that the Tamil leaders will follow suit.

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        Definitely not self-hating Thamizh like you. Arabised Islamic dances and culture is not part of the Thamizh identity. They could have danced traditional Dravidian Thamizh dances with an Islamic theme, as they are Thamizh Dravidians and not Arab Semites. Glad to see you are still Nitpicking to prove to the Chingkallams and Muslims what a good self-hating Thamizh you are. Twist and turn everything to suit your anti Thamizh agenda

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        NOt very angry about what really happened to the Thamizh and the insult to them by the Chingkalla led government and officials and the occupying armed forces but as usual, trying to be a smart ar-e nitpick and find fault to feel important and bloat your silly ego.

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