11 December, 2019

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Five Districts In The North Devastated By Rains: Will The Navy Block Compensation?

As a result of the showers received from Thursday evening to Saturday morning. streets are flooded and several thousands of families have had to take shelter in 12 refugee camps hosting 600 families. The road from Paranthan to Mullaitivu is impassable with three sections of road under as much as 3.5 feet of water.

In Viswamadu at the Manikkapillaiyar Temple, a cantor has disappeared having been carried away by the raging waters.

Kilinochchi has had 400 mm of rain. All reservoirs are overflowing – through Punnaineeraavi, Tharmapuram, Kandaavalai, Pannangkandiyai. Christmas Carol Services have been cancelled.  All houses at the centre of the Aananthapuram town are flooded. Iranaimadu tank with a capacity of 36 feet depth has 38 feet of water, and has had all gates opened, adding to rains that fell directly on these unfortunate villages.

Roads Inundated and Impassable

Extensive loss of livestock is reported as shown in the photographs from Mankulam.

In Mullaitivu water is being released from Muththaiyan Kulam, Vavunik Kulam and Udaiyaarkattuk Kulam, Two thousand four hundred families are affected.

In Mannar District 110 persons from 38 families are in shelters. Eleven fishing boats are damaged.

In Jaffna Peninsula several places are affected. Of note is that the 30 km stretch of road from Maruthang Kerni has been shut down. Likewise as a result of flooding in the Achchuveli, Thondamanaaru, Kopai and Vaatharawaththai areas, the flood gates at Thondamanaaru have been opened.

Livestock Lost in Mankulam

A fear of the refugees concerns the accuracy of official reporting. Following the last cyclone, the Gaja Cyclone of 16 Nov. 2018, GA Jaffna, N. Vethanayagan, reported that 978 houses were damaged. Going by regulations, he authorized 3 days of cooked food for each affected person and Rs 10,000 as first installment compensation for each house.

The regulations require additional compensation following detailed estimates of damages. Very mysteriously bypassing normal practice, the Disaster Relief Agency asked the Navy (rather than civil authorities) for the detailed estimates. The Navy responded that no house had been damaged by Gaja in Jaffna.

The naturally exasperated GA dropped the matter of final compensation saying “Go ask the Navy.”

“Will the Disaster Relief Agency and Navy join hands again to repeat their dirty tricks to practice their communalism against suffering people?” asked a worried official.

N. Logathayalan reporting from Jaffna

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  • 26
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    N. Logathayalan

    “The Navy responded that no house had been damaged by Gaja in Jaffna.”

    Please find out whether householders refused to please members of Navy whenever they come around to demand the usual goods and services, or good free chicken or baby goat for their weekend parties, lavish meal for their guests, …………….?

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      Hope the TV News channels cover this weather disaster and raise public awareness as Christmas is a season of giving to the less fortunate. News first is very good usually about organizing help and aid for disaster affected so hope they do so now..

      Now News First hope you focus less on Christmas glitter in Colombo at Baybook and Echelon sq, focus coverage on the marginalized and vulnerable and disaster affected in keeping with the spirit of Christ’s teachings on giving and simple living

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      ‘Please find out whether householders refused to please members of Navy whenever they come around to demand the usual goods and services, or good free chicken or baby goat for their weekend parties, lavish meal for their guests’

      In your Many Previous Post you consistently accused the navy of Running private farms and Animal husbandry in the north and stopping the development of the peoples industry.

      Today you accuse them of going to private houses demand the usual goods and services, or good free chicken or baby goat,

      Cant Keep up with your own BS.

      Now to N. Logathayalan PERSONAL opinion piece

      If any one bothered to actually check other Credible news sites you will see how the Navy actually helping civilians & Live stock (With actual video footage).

      I surprised N. Logathayalan did not blame the Navy for the rain and devastation caused, but this fortune teller has predicted the following, Will The Navy Block Compensation? shame he could not predict the rain

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        Do you know, between the time British left and I left the country (about 50 years minimum) there was never the drainages were re-excavated or earth cleaned? Many of them were filled with nearby earth dripping into them. Some of them got added to sidewalks. There were no NPC that time. I do not think if those have been done even now (May be within one or two miles of Jaffna, Chavakachcheri or Chunnakam towns- not outside). So for every rain those paths go flooded, even covering the regular sidewalks. In the rainy days (season) they remind the past history of that there were drainages, but in the summer they become sidewalks.

        When TNA won NPC, Younger Brother Prince said “they won’t be able even to change bulbs to light posts; then why did they win?”

        That is how the Appe Aanduwa ignored the North East.

        Northern flooding is the responsibility of Appe Aanduwa, Rapist army, Rapist Navy….. Even the cattle or poultry lived with Tamils are treated as Tamils by Sinhala Buddhism.
        A separate government to them is the only one can take care of Tamils.

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        Goc

        “In your Many Previous Post you consistently accused the navy of Running private farms and Animal husbandry in the north and stopping the development of the peoples industry.”

        I don’t remember writing armed forces being engaged in animal husbandry. They are engaged in vegetable farming, hospitality trade, fishing, operating barber shops, ….. Whale watching tours, ….

        They go to houses demanding various goods and services especially where young widows live.

        “or good free chicken or baby goat”

        Its free.

        “Cant Keep up with your own BS.”

        You don’t have to, by the way it’s free too.

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        Goc

        I didn’t know you are the General Officer Commanding the Sri Lankan Armed forces hence I was polite.

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        Here comes the mouth piece of the Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists. The only bullshit here is you denying what is really happening in the North and East and the part payed by the occupying Sinhalese armed forces police and government officials, all racist to the core. Most Sinhalese are also racist to the core, this is why all this is happening. Other than Colombo Telegraph this will not be reported anywhere, as the victims are Tamils. If the victims were Sinhalese there will be hue and a cry. To most Sinhalese (90%) even animals belonging to Tamils are branded as Tamil animals and are fair game to be tortured and killed. This is what Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and their politicians and elite have taught them. Even most Sinhalese Christians are not immune to this way of thinking.

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          @ ROHAN

          What about the RAIN that caused this devastation,

          SINHALA RACIST RAIN & FLOODS only targeting Tamils

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            Rains and floods do not discriminate but Sinhalese racists like you do. Short and Sweet. We are talking about the behaviour of the occupying Sinhalese armed forces/police government officials , the Sinhalese establishment and the general Sinhalese masses towards the Tamils and how they react to natural and manmade disasters in Tamil areas in contrast to Sinhalese areas. No one is talking about rains and floods , these occur naturally . Do not be confused or pretend to be confused.

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          Rohan
          If there was no Army or Navy, Tamils in the North would have died of starvation before becoming victims of natural disasters.
          You say, “Most Sinhalese are also racist to the core, this is why all this is happening.” Your stupidity is at its best. Natural calamities don’t happen based on racism.
          You say, “Other than Colombo Telegraph this will not be reported anywhere, as the victims are Tamils.” That is a big lie by someone who doesn’t watch News on TV or read newspapers.
          When Sinhalese are the victims and disasters happen in Sinhalese areas, it is Sinhalese who come forward en masse to help them, without waiting for the government.
          What can we do when Tamils and Muslims have no such unity and generosity?

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            Tamils and Muslims cannot help is the Sinhalese loot everything from them and this includes the armed forces in the north and east , that is holding thousands of acres of private Tamil land, on the false pretext of security and using these lands to farm, conduct tourist businesses by building hotels, deny the local population any form of employment. Like businesses fishing farming , as they are doing it themselves. Fishermen from South are being imported to do deep sea fishing , whilst Tamil fishermen are being denied this , in their own waters. Tamils are not allowed to open up shops by the armed forces and Sinhalese are encouraged to open shops in all strategic and important areas. Go to Station Street Jaffna and see the amount of Sinhalese owned shops mushrooming there with the blessing of the Sinhalese armed forces. Just like Budda statues and Buddhist Viharas mushrooming everywhere in the north and east. We all know who is behind all the violence and drug business in the north and east. A deliberate attempt to make the now unemployed and frustrated Tamil youth in the north and east drug addicts and damn the future generation of Tamils to eternal slavery. This is what white colonials did to the indigenous population in the Americas and Australia and Sinhalese racists are copying this. Sinhalese are generous and come forward en masse and help them! Don’t make me laugh, when have they every than this. They only came en masse to help themselves to looted Tamil and Muslim possessions during state sponsored pogroms against these people.

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              Rohan
              Your comments are full of lies which are not worth replying.
              I posted a reply to “thamizh” below, which will apply to you, too.
              Our Army and Navy going out of the way to make the lives of Tamils in the North better. You guys don’t like it.
              You want Tamils in the North to be poor, unemployed and homeless so that you guys can collect funds by selling their misery to the world.
              People like you are a curse to Tamils.

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                Champa ……………..the

                “Your comments are full of lies which are not worth replying.”

                Look who’s talking!

                “Our Army and Navy going out of the way to make the lives of Tamils in the North better. “

                Have you ever been to North East and spoken to the ordinary people in their language? The people will tell you they are just fine without the presence of the war criminals in the North East as they have done for several decades before the army occupied areas.

                You are also suffering from a serious problem like the one ramona grandma therese fernando is suffering from, void of truth and serial lying.

                If you haven’t got the right information you don’t have to bull s**t, no one in this forum would look down on you. Please stop bull s******g.

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                  Native Vedda
                  Oh, yeah, Tamils always look down on Sinhalese when their lies are exposed. I don’t give a hoot about them.
                  You should go to North and East and talk to ordinary Tamils in your language. Then you will realize your comments are absolute lies.
                  Over 1000 Army soldiers are deployed to help Tamils in distress. They have sacrificed their holidays in the name of humanity while people like you hell bent on stopping Tamils being helped by our Army so that you can tell the world that Sinhalese are discriminating Tamils in the North.
                  Your time is over, Moda Vedda. The problem of Sinhalese were their silence when Tamils spread lies. Now Sinhalese are countering your lies and the world sees the truth.
                  Name one person who will rescue Tamils in the North when they face natural disasters, if our Army and Navy were not present? Over 73,000 are displaced. A good portion of them would have been died if they were not rescued by our military.
                  During 2016 floods in the South, over 300 people died including 50 school children. I am glad our Army and Navy saving Tamil people’s lives in the North.
                  I didn’t see a single comment by a Tamil here written in support or in sympathy of Tamils who are displaced in the North other than trying to take away the only support they have in the North, our military.
                  Shame on you Hindian Vedda.

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                Yes your occupying Sinhalese army and navy are going out of their way to make life miserable for the Tamils. In reality their for nothing else but pave way for the Sinhalisation of North and East. This is why they join with mad Buddhist monks and Sinhalese officials from the archeological department to erect Budda statues and Buddhist viharas everywhere, even on Hindu temple sites and even when the courts tells them to desist from this sort of activities. However they do not care for the courts as they are all above this , as thanks to India, the USA, UK and many other nations , the Tamils are now a defeated people and are slaves in their own land and the glorious occupying Sinhalese victorious armed forces are their new colonial masters, who have come to rule them and steal their lands for the Sinhalese and Buddhism. You are nothing but an out and out racist living in LA LA land. I want my own people to be homeless , unemployed and poor whilst the Sinhalese armed forces are doing everything for the Tamils to make their life comfortable! Doing what? Stealing their homes and lands? Settling out of area Sinhalese on Tamil lands? Denying them employment, business opportunities or even or even to produce food by stealing all the land and resources of the north/east for themselves and the Sinhalese? Erecting Budda statues and Buddhist Viharas everywhere and concocting fake history?

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                  Rohan
                  Another absolute lie.
                  Archaeological Department is there to preserve country’s heritage in the North.
                  I wish a “niyama” Sinhalese Buddhist will become the next President so that all invaded lands belonging to Buddhist temples along with all destroyed, partly destroyed and bulldozed Sinhala Buddhist heritage in North and East could be restored and protected.
                  Your accusation about Army building Viharas is racial.
                  North is also a part of Sri Lanka.
                  Why can’t Buddhists build Viharas and Buddha statues there? Then how come there are Kovils in the South?
                  Tamils and Muslims live all parts of Sri Lanka.
                  How do you deny the same right to Sinhalese, who are the majority?
                  Man, this country was built, protected and fostered by Sinhalese Kings.
                  Name one South Indian King who has done anything for Sri Lanka other than invading and destroying what Sinhalese Kings built?
                  There is absolutely no reason to “concoct” our history when we have a well written history in chronological order, one of the rarest and longest in the world, which boasts of 187 Kings and Queens from 543 BC to 1815 AC under 9 Kingdoms, namely; Tambapanni, Upatissa, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambadeniya, Gampola, Kotte, Sitawaka and Kandy.
                  Our Sinhalese indigenous monarchy only ended with Kandyan Convention in 1815.

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                    Stupid person all your kings are of South Indian origin and so are most of the Sinhalese , everything about you Sinhalese is South Indian. Sinhalese indigenous monarchy indeed! If you want to build viharas in the north or east , purchase lands legally obtain permission from the relevant authorities and build , just like Hindu temples are build down south, not steal Tamil peoples lands or destroy Hindu temples and create fake history to build Buddhist Viharas and settle Sinhalese on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands. This country was never fostered by Sinhalese kings , they were all South Indian. The north and east had never been part of any Sinhalese kingdoms or identity from ancient times until 1948. Go and thanks the British who openly favoured the Sinhalese but only used the Tamils , for giving the north and east to the Sinhalese on a platter. If the north and east is part of the island why is it treated like enemy occupied country that is full of Tamils/Tamil speakers , so should be treated like an occupied colony ? You are an out and out racist in denial

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                    Champa!
                    “The republic of Srilanka Shall give to Buddhism the foremost place” as stated in the constitution. What do mean by Buddhism a religion or a philosophy. If it is a religion why do you include statues of Hindu Gods like Pillaiyar (Ganadeio)Elatchchmi (Lakshmi) Saraswathi etc in your temples. Is it because Buddha was born to Hindu parents?. I will no say that Buddha was born a Hindu because babies are not born with a stamp of religion on their foreheads. If Buddhism is is a philosophy why do you want build temples?
                    Sinhala Kings never extended their rule beyond Anuradhapura and Polonaruwa. Thiruketheswaram (Mannar) Thirukoneswaram (Thirukonamalai) Muneswarm (Chilapham) all these temples were built by Tamil kings. unfortunately Sinhalese Buddhists always want to own famous Hindu Tamil temples. Therefore, initially they Construct a Vihare in the premises, then introduce a Buddha Statue and then quarters for hamudurus and then colonize the area with Sinhala Buddhist to feed the hamudurus and finalize the Tamil area as a Sinhala area supported by Archaeological Department. This is the order of the day. I feel sorry for lord Buddha who is being sent from pillar to post to satisfy the ego of a FEW SINHAL BUDDHISTS. PERSONALLY I DON’T SUPPORT ANY RELIGION- I AM AN AGNOSTIC. BUT NO RELIGION IS SUPERIOR OR INFERIOR TO ANOTHER.
                    Lord Muruga’s Kathirkamam is good example of Sinhal Buddhist Domination.

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                    @ Chompa

                    Your Mahavamsa is a comedy book if you still beleive Lion mate with princess go ahead.

                    After 500 years Mahavamsa will tell Modayas that Mahaweli ,Kotmale projects completed because of the engineering expertise of Sinhalese same comedy book will never mention that only after with the help of 134 countries LTTE was silenced not finished.

                    Idiot do you know once there were Tamil Buddhists in this country probably they have built all these Viharas and Dagobas.Ther are records that Chola kings constructed many Viharas in this cursed SL.

                    2000 year old Tamil epics Manimekalai and Seevaga Chinthamani all written by Tamil Buddhist monks thus Tamils know better about Buddhism unfortunately no such Buddhism exist to day in this cursed SL.

                    Countries follow Buddhism today flooded with blood Vietnam,Cambodia ,Thailand,Burma ,Laos plus this cursed SL

                    Ready for a vertical excavation around all Buddhist temples in this cursed SL this will expose the truth.?

                    Even there ae doubts whether Deva nampiya Tissa(n) was a Sinhalese.Recent excacation in Tamil Nadu unearthed 5000 objects all identified over 2000 years old by carbon dating including clay pots marked TISSAN.

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                      Chompa does not know or pretends not to know that that Polonarruwa was funded by the Tamil Cholas and has the best ruins in the island and all these Hindu and Buddhist ruins were all built by the Cholas but the Sinhalese falsely portray these to the world , as ancient ruins built by the great Sinhalese civilisation . All their great kings including the king who converted to Buddhism and the great Dutgemunu were all Dravidian Tamil Nagas. Their great king Prakramabahu was of Tamil Pandian heritage , this is why he built a statue in honour of the Tamil sage Agathiar , as he was a Tamil himself. The Sinhalese and Sri Lankan government tell gullible foreigners, that this statue is king Parakramabahu’s statue and they believe this lie. Go to any part of South India and see the statues in honour of sage Agathiar , it is exactly the same as the so called statue of king Prakramabahu. No one builds a statue of themselves when they are alive. The title Bahu it self gives away his Tamil Pandian heritage. Any so called Sinhalese king with the title Bahu or Pandu is of Tamil Pandian origin.

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                      This Chompa probably is not aware that when a buddhist ayotullah visited Polanaruwa during early 40 s then a thick jungle ,he met people interior wearing leaves but spoke in Tamil.
                      These are Polanaruwa Tamils isolated when Polonaruwa declined its glory and lived without any outside contacts.
                      During the later part of 18th century when British officials went to Anuradhapura they have recorded that people here are speaking Tamil.
                      Not even a word about modays .
                      Comic book Mahavamsa was written by a fanatic buddhist Ayotullah how can one expect neutrality when even today buddhist ayotullahs say killing Tamils is correct and they encourage and participate in attacks .?
                      Cheers

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        Goc,

        “Cant Keep up with your own BS.”

        I cannot claim to be a faithful follower of Native Vedda nor do I read his numerous comments. Based on what I have read he suffers from lack of objectivity regarding Jaffna in the same way as the writer of this article. In addition to that we can safely assume that Native Vedda has no direct contact with the areas or people suffering from the rain.

        “Now to N. Logathayalan PERSONAL opinion piece

        If any one bothered to actually check other Credible news sites you will see how the Navy actually helping civilians & Live stock (With actual video footage). “

        I suggest that Logathayalan investigates who is doing what to help the victims and then submits an objective follow up report.

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          Dr Dolittle

          “If any one bothered to actually check other Credible news sites you will see how the Navy actually helping civilians & Live stock (With actual video footage). “

          Please let us have details of the actual video footage.

          “In addition to that we can safely assume that Native Vedda has no direct contact with the areas or people suffering from the rain.”

          Physicists never been to “Black Hole” however over a period of time they have acquired reasonable level of knowledge about it. My advice don’t visit the Black Hole.

          By the way one needs acknowledge the problem if one wants to deal with it, here is the five step approach:

          Stay calm
          Listen well
          Acknowledge the problem
          Get the facts
          Offer a solution
          trainingmag.com

          You should reread the piece above before defending the Navy, state, …………. attacking their critics.

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      Hindian Vedda
      Another absolutely disgusting comment by a racist.

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        Champa ….. the profession

        “Another absolutely disgusting comment by a racist.”

        You need to visit your local optician.

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      Shame on you Veddah. In your eyes the Sinhalese Buddhist can do nothing right.

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        Paul

        “Shame on you Veddah. In your eyes the Sinhalese Buddhist can do nothing right.”

        Give me an example or two where the Sinhala/Buddhist got anything right.
        Don’t confuse yourself with Sinhala/Buddhists and Sinhalese and Buddhists.
        Sinhala/Buddhists are driven by hatred, rage, racism, bigotry, greed, violence, ….. while Sinhalese and Buddhists are mostly known for their stupidity.

        If you want to discuss this please follow up with some smart questions. Before you do come back, revisit history since 1900.

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      Logathyan

      You are publishing fake photos. They are like the infamous Channel 4 Doctored Videos

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    The Lankan Navy is there to implement the language/religion-divide.
    In this case to stress that people of the North, (predominantly ‘them minorities’), need no compensation.
    .
    Why the hell did the Disaster Relief Aency ask the Navy to asses damage?
    Was it to hear what they want to hear?
    .
    The exasperated GA saying “Go ask the Navy.”
    This says it all.

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      K. Pillai,

      “Why the hell did the Disaster Relief Aency ask the Navy to asses damage?”

      Can we be certain that DRA really requested Navy to asses damages? Why? After all Navy is active only on the Islands and coast not all of the affected area.

      “The exasperated GA saying “Go ask the Navy.”

      Should it not be the duty of the GA to demand Navy and DRA to do their work properly? GA is a Tamil and I assume that the Head of DRA in NP is Tamil also. Instead of the Navy I mostly blame GA and other leading Tamil government servants in the North for what happened. Not that I trust information provided by the writer behind this article. He is not objective.

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        Dr Dolittle Knows Little

        “Should it not be the duty of the GA to demand Navy and DRA to do their work properly? “

        Oh yeah.
        GA is not the commander in chief of NAVY.

        “GA is a Tamil and I assume that the Head of DRA in NP is Tamil also. “

        The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council is a Tamil too.
        He has been demanding the occupying armed forces (a source of drain on resources) to vacate land belonging to Civilians since 2013. Please let us know why the armed forces are refusing leave the land they do not need, but belongs to the internally displaced poor people, …………….

        “Instead of the Navy I mostly blame GA and other leading Tamil government servants in the North for what happened.”

        Brilliant observation, discovery, finding, ………… its good to blame the victim, then no one needs to deal with the actual problem, and the army commander would be rewarded/promoted for standing up to the annoying Demelas.

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          Native Vedda,

          “The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council is a Tamil too.”

          Feel free to correct me but is he not a former judge, former Chief Minister and former member of Northern Provincial Council? I hope that we agree on him being (Colombo) Tamil and politician.

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    Will Shitsena or Ranil take a helicopter flight to visit and inspect the damages themselves.
    They wont..because it’s a Tamil area. Whenever there is heavy floods or landslides in the Sinhalese south…it gets widespread coverage in the news media….

    I wont be surprised if Namal and Mahinda make a dashing visit to upstage Ranil

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      Rajesh,

      ShitSena and RanilShit are on to the third round of shitting at each other. So they are busy and don’t have time for helicopter tours. Helicopters are better used for dropping supplies,

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      rajash

      I hear UK Gatwick airport has been closed or disrupted in the last few days on and off due to Drones flown by enthusiasts, the modern day DroneArchariars. Can’t the army shoot them down?

      If you have problem get your Minister of Defence to speak to Dr Gota.

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        I understand that there was no Drone and its a diversion to cover u some thing more sinister ….like No Deal Brexit :)

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        There were no drones at Gatwick. That possibility has been discounted recently by the police in UK.

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    Is there a war ‘on’ in the northeast?
    Why are the army and navy still there?

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      Why are the army and navy still there?

      they are there to hold on to the dead tiger’s tail….in case the Tiger is resurrected

      even politicians like Mahinda, Ranil, et el now and then get feel of the dead tiger’s Tail as is evident in the utterance they make now and then

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        Rajash, you know why they are there. I can remind you. They are there so that all the crap will not cross over from TN, the drugs, the weapons, the illegals, the people who want to incite hatred in the Tamil people. If we had a land border don’t you think they should be there? This is just a fraction of a military that would have been needed for a land border. but they are needed.

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          wannihami

          “They are there so that all the crap will not cross over from TN, the drugs, the weapons, the illegals, the people who want to incite hatred in the Tamil people.”

          With all the might of the armed forces drugs and Kerala Kanja are flooding the streets of this land. People including some members of the armed forces (the honest few) believe there is a cartel operating in this island, comprising top officials of the armed forces, police, politicians, customs, ………….. One policeman (a rare breed) from South asked me how come the smugglers who were caught red handed get freed within a day or two together with their billion rupees worth of contrabands.

          Of course weapons will arrive only when Hindians of Delhi Sultanate decides to send them. If and when they decide to send them your punny navy has no means of preventing consignment.

          You must be still living in your old 1960/70 Mahawamsa mindset. People don’t cross the palk strait to spread hatred. It is in your head, in your believe, time to time you let it out with a big bang, riots against the people you consider crap irrespective of how long they have lived in this island or were born here. It seems some (about 150,000) of the crap have gone back to TN and sought refuge since 1983. Do you know why?

          By the way you seem to have missed development of social media.

          You can ask childish question but it should not verge on stupidity. But then one should not expect reasonable thoughts, words and actions from a Sinhala/Buddhist fascist.

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          wanniham: the crap is in down south……56 days of fake government!
          are you not aware of it …or have you buried your head in the sand down south

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            rajash

            ” have you buried your head in the sand down south”

            No, H L D Mahindapala is sitting and s******g on wannihami’s equally racist head.

            He also conveniently forgotten former DIG Udugampola and thousands of JVP terrorists including their leader Somawansa Amarasinghe sought refuge in India during the and after the peak of conflict in 1988/89.

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          @ Wannihami

          Pray there is no land boarder bewteen poverty India and cursed SL.
          If it exists Tamil Nadu people would have halved your modaya population .
          Do you think they would have watched silently when your great-grand-father,grand-father and father and you all masscared innocent Tamils since 1956 to 2009.
          No idea how long your luck run certainly not forever.
          He He He half of this cursed SL now run by Chinese already rumours Podimenikes are giving birth kids look like Chinese in the Southern hospitals.
          Cheers

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        “Why are the army and navy still there in the NE?
        They still there in the N&E because Mahinda and Ranil are holding on to it’s tail hoping it will resurrect to safeguard them from all the troubles they are facing now.
        Both MaRa and Ranil must be cursing and kicking themselves for killing the tiger saviour especially the former.

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          Uthungan

          ““Why are the army and navy still there in the NE?”

          Also if they are not in the armed forces where would they find jobs? If politicians are determined to keep them stupid, unemployable, … either they would be in the prison or armed forces. KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera is an exception.

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      THere is NO war. But these are occupied territories, only way to suppress the minorities and deny their rights, is to have army and navy in theses areas. It is very clear to any sensible person that the Disaster Relief Agency of Srilanka is a racist organisation. They would not have second thought of compensating had the victims be sinhalese. Where is the civil society ???

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      Justice

      Is there a war /the UK?

      No

      Why do they have military?

      The same applied to Sri Lanka.

      Do you want the forces to be kept in Colombo?

      If yes, place everything in Colombo; hospitals, schools, shops, public toilets etc.

      You can come to Colombo & do the thing & go back.

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        Real Revolutionist!
        UK is not ‘Colonizing’ Wales and Scotland with army and their families. They are not doing business thus depriving the citizens of their right to do business. They have not taken over their lands for cultivation- interfere/intervene in their day to day activities. They are not promoting Kerala Ganga and Heroin. They are not turning a blind eye to sword attacks promoted by them to continue their stay
        if at all -in Scotland and Wales. Both beautiful places. They are not constructing Viharas and planting statues of Lord Buddhas and the likes alongside Hindu deities or others.
        As suggested by Justice Wigneswaran spread out the army to nine provinces. If your an army has to attack their own citizens there is something radically wrong some where?
        You Call yourself a REVOLUTIONIST? it is an insult to the real revolutionists.
        Provincial councils are being deprived of their elections and the little powers they have, slowly but steadily.

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      Justice, they are there to help the poor Tamil civilians who have been abandoned by their politicians and the diaspora. Take a trip to the North and see for yourself.

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    Minister for Disaster Management have you been to the Northern Province or sitting in the comfort of your office in Colombo ?

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    I feel sad for the people in the North. First they get bashed by the war. Now the weather. The North has been kept in isolation for too long after Independence. The North should have been connected to the South with a super highway reducing the distance to be covered by three and half hours the most. This would have brought the people together and the mobility of goods and services on a better perspective that would have benefited both sides of the divide. Mixing of the society will bring the desired results of equal recognition to all, rather than being left in isolation for the Politicians to negotiate.

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      Thank you my brother Gamini. Wonderful comment from a decent human! I don’t understand why Tamils and Sinhalese cannot marry and be happy. Enough of this ethnic divide.

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      what a disillusioned comment by gamini as if ‘mixing of the society’ and building highways will solve the problem. don’t forget it is the tamils who lived among the sinhalese who were targeted by various ethnic pogroms and it is the sinhalese stationed in jaffna, along with the mobs brought in from the south, who were complicit in burning the jaffna library. it is the sinhala buddhist chauvinism, the idea of this island belonging to sinhala buddhist, the root of all the problems in this island. if they have accepted tamils as equal stake holders, there wouldn’t have been much bloodshed.

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        Yes their idea of mixing society is not Sinhalese coming in peace and amicably living amongst the Tamils in Tamil areas , purchasing lands and opening businesses and contributing to the local economy and wellbeing , like what the Tamils and Muslims do in Sinhalese areas. On the contrary their idea of mixing is Sinhalese forcibly entering Tamil areas, settled on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands and dominating them in every way that the Tamil identity ceases to exist . Like you can see that in large areas in the east , Eg. Amparai , Kantalai, Seruvil, where the Sinhalese have arrived through state sponsored colonisation and ethnic cleansing activities , have chased the entire Tamil population from these regions, changed places names and even the history and marginalised the Tamils who are still the largest population in the east to serfs in their own land. They do not want Tamils , the Tamil language, culture and identity to dominate in any part of the island and want everything to be Sinhalese and Buddhist and will go to any lengths to achieve this, even if this will ruin their country , as Mahavamsa had told them this land is theirs and British made this possible in 1948.

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          SSS, the sinhalese possess the insecure settler colony complex in the north and east with full military protection just like the Israeli in occupied Palestine. I would say even the free movement of Sinhalese into north and east would be unfair competition to Tamils in a free market society as the local Tamil population has been economically disadvantaged and do not have the same capital to compete. Only way this free movement would be fair is when the status of both the people are paired equally, for which power sharing would be a requisite.

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            …which is why this ‘mixing of society’ only furthers the status quo when the underlying power structures are not tackled.

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            100% correct.

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    Tamils have shed enough and more floods of tears for the past 10 years. Hence this flood is nothing.

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    Don’t worry Sambantham and Sumanthiran will go to courts to fight for your constitutional rights. Sure win.

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      Edward

      “Don’t worry Sambantham and Sumanthiran will go to courts to fight for your constitutional rights. Sure win.”.

      If it is a sure win, they also must buy mega power lottery ticket.

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    It has to be accepted that the Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Navy and the Police) are committing sins after sins in Sri Lanka to which the politicians are instrumental. Hope Ranil will take some reasonable & justifiable measures.Even after the Atom bomb was dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the wives of those pilots refused to see them. Here in Sri Lanka, after absorbing in Buddhist teachings and carrying the pinnacle, it is common that the Armed Forces still will maintain that the North was not devastated. Civil authorities has no say on such matters. Perhaps that is why Maithiripala and Mahinda are also facing utter disgrace in the eyes of the international community.

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    THere is NO war. But these are occupied territories, only way to suppress the minorities and deny their rights, is to have army and navy in theses areas. It is very clear to any sensible person that the Disaster Relief Agency of Srilanka is a racist organisation. They would not have second thought of compensating had the victims be sinhalese. Where is the civil society ???

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    No there is no war in the north or east but these are occupied territories and to deny the rights of the people in the occupied area we need the army and the navy. The Disaster Relief Agency of Lanka is full of racists who are enthralled to see the suffering of these minority communities. They know that Lankan Navy will support the refusal of compensation, that is they went to them.

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      Umberto

      “No there is no war in the north or east but these are occupied territories and to deny the rights of the people in the occupied area we need the army and the navy.”.

      No.
      There is a war going on inside the heads of Mahanayakes, Dr Mahinda, Dr Gota, Wimal windbag Weerawansa, Udhaya Gamanpilla, Sarath Weerasekera, Lieutenant General N U M M W Senanayake RWP RSP VSV USP USACGSC, Shamindra Ferdinando, Michael Roberts, Kamal Gunaratna, C A Chandraprema (author Gota’s b***s) ……. Lord Naseby, Priyankara Fernando, H D L M, Shenali unhappy Waduge, Sisira Mendis, somass, wannihami, Taraki, Eagle Blind Eye, ………………………………………….. Dayan Paranoid Jayatilleke, …. for their own respective reasons.

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    We are blessed with a good government that will brush this otf as a trivial issue . TNA has an international problem to deal with China and the West and has no time to spare crow on roof tops. All will get naturally solved as time passes. Let the traitorous Media keep silent until all is swept under the carpet.

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    Just promoting hatred.

    Soma

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      somass

      “Just promoting hatred”

      Yes we know.
      You have been at it for many years and this forum recognise your contribution towards this end.

      “The Mahinda Rajapaksa ‘Chilli Powder Group’, which vandalized Parliament in November, was now trying to recapture power by resorting to racism, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.”
      Island.lk
      December 22, 2018

      Did Ranil have you and your gang in mind when he said the above?
      Ranil is bit thick because it took him 50 days to recognise what was happening among people(?) like you.

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        Natiive
        In a democracy when a particular ethnic group bands together THAT is called racism.

        Soma

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          somass

          Happy secular holidays.

          “In a democracy when a particular ethnic group bands together THAT is called racism.”

          Of course under manufactured identity “Sinhala/Buddhists” bordering onto fascism, the entire island witnessed noisy minorities ganging up together in 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1983, over 30 years, ……… and of course 1915.

          You missed another opportunity to create another 1983 just after MR was democratically unseated from his short lived sham premiership.

          Wish you well in all your future endeavours.

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          somass

          Happy secular holidays again.

          Please ask your mighty armed forces to be ready to fight and stop next tsunami.

          The waves could reach 650 Metres high according to forecaste.
          You must prepare yourself to evacuate all those Mahasanghas who are far more important to your agenda than any ordinary person’s life.

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    Logathayalan,

    Lohathayalan has taken some nice pictures of the recent floods that can be found on Sunday Times of today. They are thankfully not like your morbid pictures on CT.

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      Do Little, Apparently you and your Appe Aanduwa has not done even a little, but did nothing.
      Yes there are videos showing the how the New Chinese built bridges are surging back the floods into the residential areas.

      The Chinese had their contracts. Politicians had commissions. People, their feet deep in inundated debts and the pouring rain on their heads from the open sky, were standing on the roads.

      Are those engineers designed these bridges registered with SL Engineering Council to practice in Lankawe?

      Unless a separate country, they would not be able to build bridges to international standards.

      Disastrous!

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    Who is the navy in this matter? Navy is kept informed so that they can get (loot) a share of the relief items the suffering people get.

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      Bingo
      Your comment is absolutely disgusting.
      Watch News and see from your own eyes how Navy is helping flood victims, without fabricating stories against them.

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        Chimpi, are you looking at the Navy.lk website? Idiot !!!!!!!!

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    I am reminded of the tsunami time. The massive tsunami damage in the North and some Tamil areas was hidden from donors even from Tara de Mel’s committee overseeing assessment of tsunami damage and distribution of relief. It was a national shame.

    It would be nice if the government officials can overcome their tribal identities in times of disaster.

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      During the second world war the Nazis were taking propaganda photographs and showing it to the world ,of how well they were treating the Jewish intimates in the concentration camps . Theresienstadt camp was famous for this. The same thing in the north and east. The occupying Sinhalese armed forces , aided by the establishment , steals the lands, employment and business opportunities of the Tamils and deny them a living , which puts them in dire poverty and misery , to live on marginal lands, whilst the Sinhalese settlers and armed forces enjoy all the fruits , benefits and the resources of the north and east , that should go to the local Tamil population . They then use these natural disasters, as a propaganda tool and a photo opportunity, to deceive the world as to how much they do for the Tamil population, when in reality they do nothing but contribute immensely to their misery.

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    I condemn writer’s unfair accusation against Navy. They are the people who evacuate flood victims. It is the writer who tried to bring racism into an unfortunate natural calamity. Navy in the Northern Province doesn’t act on their own. They follow procedures that are in place to analyse a situation. If they are to go beyond, then they should receive an order from the Governor or the political leadership in Colombo.
    .
    My question is, where is the Governor of the Northern Province? Why didn’t he take prompt action to provide relief to the affected people?
    .
    When similar natural disasters happen in the South, Sinhalese promptly provide food, clothes, medicine and other basic necessities to victims without waiting for the government.
    Northern Tamils are not that lucky as their fellow wealthy Tamils in Colombo never spend a penny for helpless Tamils in the North.
    .
    I don’t know what the stupid government is doing.
    Therefore, I wish to make a request to our Sinhalese people to show their overwhelming generosity once again for our fellow Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese victims in the North by donating cooked meals, dry rations, clothes (all types), medicines, towels, and actually some supply kits including toothpaste, brushes, soaps, etc.
    .
    Later, once the situation reaches normalcy, if the government is still delay in providing compensation, (still there are people in the South who didn’t receive the relief promised years ago) goodhearted Sinhalese can even donate cattle, goats and chickens so that Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese whose livestock is affected can restart their livelihood.
    At a time Christmas season is on the doorstep, donations to our fellow citizens in the Northern Province will help them get out of frustration.

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      I saw a news item published on a Sinhala Daily (“Ada”) as to how Army and Navy rescued flood victims in the Northern Province.

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        Champa ….. the profession and Dr Dolittle Knows Little

        The Navy has a public relation officer whose job is to limit Navy’s public relation disasters, therefore you would have seen a lot of photo opportunities to enhance its image.

        The issue we are discussing here is the Navy’s lies about the state of houses, red the excerpts:

        “The regulations require additional compensation following detailed estimates of damages. Very mysteriously bypassing normal practice, the Disaster Relief Agency asked the Navy (rather than civil authorities) for the detailed estimates. The Navy responded that no house had been damaged by Gaja in Jaffna

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          Keyboard Vedda
          Re: para 1 of your comment. I feel sorry for your general knowledge. Throw the keyboard, take the bow and arrow and go back to jungle.
          I don’t believe this story about the Navy.
          First of all, why did Disaster Relief Agency ask Navy for estimates? You should ask them the reason for bypassing civil authorities. They should be held responsible, not the Navy, which is not officially entrusted to give estimates.

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          Native Vedda,

          While we all apparently agree you choose not to understand and continue to disagree.

          Why have DRA/GA/Governor allowed or even worse asked the Navy to interfere with something that is not for them? Is there documentary evidence of what DRA requested from the Navy? This matter should be investigated and compensation provided for the victims of Gaja. BTW did not Gaja hit more than just Jaffna District?

          I find it interesting that while Logathayalan writes a biased article on CT with morbid pictures other pictures taken by Lohathayalan showing members of the security forces participating in the rescue effort are published by Sunday Times. Are not Logathayalan and Lohathayalan very likely not the same person?

          My main question at the moment is who will decide on compensation for the victims of the current floods. DRA/GA in the respective districts should do their work. Security forces are meant to rescue and do nothing more in an emergency like this.

          I will stop repeating things since I have better things to do. If you still do not understand that is your problem.

          Merry Christmas!

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        Champa, the allegation against the navy is not about what they are doing for the floods. It is about their action about the gale that hit northern province earlier. As it is there is a discrepancy between the assessment of GA Jaffna who said that about 900 houses have been damaged and the report by Navy that not a single house has been damaged. The correct thing is for an independent verification as to which one is correct. This is where Sinhala civil society has to move in, if they honestly want justice to be meted to Tamils. Find out why Disaster Management Agency asked for the damage from Navy instead of asking for it from Jaffna Social service department or GA Jaffna. Therefore it is natural for anyone to think that there is some hidden agenda by Sinhala dominated Disaster Management Agency. As for Governor of NP, he will dare say anything against security forces, but jump to attack any Tamil speaking the truth. You cannot deny that there is institutional racism in all walks of life in Sri Lanka – Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Security forces and general populace. Please correct it before trying to defend culprits.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
          I will post a short reply.
          There is ABSOLUTELY NO INSTITUTIONAL RACISM in Sri Lanka.
          I invite you to check the ethnic ratio in Sri Lanka.
          Sinhalese are the dominant race as 76% of the population are Sinhalese.
          Tamils are only 11% of the population.
          Therefore, your “accusation” about Sinhalese dominating every sector is childish.
          Sinhalese dominance in their own country is a fact. It is not racism.
          Learn to think within 11% circumference, ok, because beyond 11%, it is Sinhalese.

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            This comment itself oozes of racism and shows the typical Sinhalese mindset. Sinhalese 74% not 76% of the island’s population and should own everything and everything belongs to them including the lands resources and wealth of the native Tamils, who now make up 11% of the population , due to large scale killings and ethnic cleansing of them from the time of independence. Around 300000 of them have been deliberately killed by all Sri Lankan governments from the time of independence , 145000 in May 2009. 1-1.2 million of them were forced to leave the country and their lands , due to state sponsored Sinhalese discrimination , ethnic cleansing and war crimes. The Sinhalese were only 66% at the time of independence now increased to 74% due the racist policies of the Sri Lankan state , the Tamils who were around 26-28% at the time of independence now reduced to 16% , due to all Sri Lankan government racist policies. The north east and north western coast have always been Tamil land and Sinhalese had never had any hold or say on these lands , until the British who were supposed to have favoured the Tamils but in reality used them and always favoured the Sinhalese gave the entire island to the Sinhalese on a platter in 1948. They had no right to have done this and are still not acknowledging , their mistake , which I think was deliberately done. Just because you are 74% does not mean everything belongs to you and nothing belongs to the Tamils and others. Especially the indigenous Tamil lands of the North East. This is not yours but theirs.

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              SivaSankaranSharma
              How could statistics be racial?
              In 2012, population was 20.43 million and Sinhalese were 74.9%. In 2018, it is 21.45 million. Wait until 2022 before rejecting 76% ratio.
              .
              Another lie about pre-independence statics of Tamils.
              According to 1942 statistics, Tamils were ONLY 11.02% while in 1881, the ratio was 24.9% during which period British ruled the country. Sinhalese have nothing to do with it. Most probably Tamils have returned to their homeland in South India.
              .
              About your other accusation, none of the Tamils were killed by State willfully. You may be ashamed to admit that they were killed by LTTE.
              Over 400,000 Tamils have migrated to UK, Canada, Australia and many other countries between 2007 and 2012. Western Embassies should be asked to reveal true statistics of Tamils migration in their countries during that period.
              No matter how much you lie about ethnic cleansing, Western countries know the truth about Tamil migration.
              .
              Before 2009, when they were under LTTE, Northern Tamils were in rags.
              Since then, starting from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sinhalese leaders have taken many steps to uplift their lives helping Tamils to overcome extreme poverty. Vellalar racists are mad to see the transformation in lifestyles of low-caste Tamils in the North.
              .

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                You are a Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist and an out and out extremist/racist and there is no point in debating with you or arguing with you , as you keep on repeating the same lies , Sinhalese state propaganda to defend Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and the discrimination and marginalisation of the island’s Tamils and other Tamil speakers like the Indian origin Tamils and Muslim Tamils. Remember over 70% of the present day Sinhalese are largely descended from Indian Tamil immigrants and invaders . Ancient to fairly recent. Indian Tamil and South Indian immigrants hardly assimilated into the Sri Lankan Tamil identity , as their invasions and migrations were not geared to the Tamil areas but to southern Sinhalese areas . It is where they settled over the centuries and got assimilated. The latest in this line are the Tamil Paravans from Thootukudi area now settled along the western coast calling themselves Bharata and the Colombo Chetties , who migrated to the island during the medieval era from the Tirunelveli area in Tamil Nadu, now claiming that they originated from North India , to deny their actual Tamil origin , as a prelude to them becoming Sinhalese. Tamil Chetties who became Sinhalese long ago are called Heti and the head of their clan is called Hettiarachchi. The Sinhalese DNA is 70% Indian Tamil. However much you screech you cannot deny this truth. Sri Lankan Tamil DNA is only 17% in common with Indian Tamils , despite sharing a common language, religion and culture proving who is a migrant and who is indigenous. Most of the present day Sinhalese baying for Tamil blood are in fact assimilated South Indian Tamils . This may even you. The rest a mixture of ancient Tamil speaking indigenous Dravidian tribes like the Naga and Yakka and immigrants from NE India.

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                  Siva Sankaran Sharma
                  Ha ha ha Of course, I am a Sinhalese Buddhist and my comment was based on my right to talk about the history of my country..
                  When I enjoyed the same rights enjoyed by you, how come you label me as a fascist, a racist and an extremist?
                  Tamils are not marginalized/discriminated at all. They live, travel, study, work, practice their religion and engage in businesses in all parts of Sri Lanka. There are 28 Tamil MPs in the Parliament. Tamils had a Provincial Council exclusive for them. Tamil children are enrolled in any school. Show me when and where Tamils are discriminated?
                  Contrary to your assertion, I don’t have any Tamil blood in me and I am definitely not a descendant of Vijaya Hora or Kallathoni.
                  Yakkha, Naga, Deva, Raksha were main indigenous tribes with many sub-tribes, were the original inhabitants in Lanka.
                  Before Vijaya Hora’s arrival, there had been Yakkha dynasties in ancient Lanka.
                  Your ASSUMPTION that 70% Sinhalese are descendant of Indian Tamils is a blatant lie as Vijaya Hora and his Indian bride DID NOT HAVE CHILDREN.
                  King Pandukabhaya was the first true Sri Lankan King who had Yakkha blood from his fraternal side and who was protected by two Yakkha commanders since his birth.
                  Sinhalese have their own history supported by archaeology, monuments, hydraulic systems which do even exist today and ancient coins. Whatever history Tamils have is in South India, not in Sri Lanka.
                  While Mohenjo daro-Harappa is considered as an archaeological civilization, Sinhalese civilization is one of the ancient hydraulic civilizations which promoted cultural ecology.
                  Egyptian civilization had only one Nile River, while we had a well developed irrigation and agricultural civilization involving a large number of rivers.
                  Machang Sharma, your knowledge about Sri Lanka’s history is extremely poor.

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                    Racist clown , Sinhalese are descended from Tamils and there is hardly any Aryan or any other blood in the genetic makeup of the Sinhalese. The so called Bengali DNA is 25% and Sri Lankan Tamils have a higher input from the Bengalis or North East Indians than the Sinhalese 28-30%. DNA definitely proves this. 90% or more of your kings are of native Tamil Dravidian Naga or of South Indian Pandian or other origin. Stop blabbering. The Yakka were also Dravidian semi Tamil Elu speakers. Any king with the title Pandu denotes to their Pandian Tamil origin. The hydraulic civilisation that is found in the island , is typical of the hydraulic civilisation found in South India in the ancient Tamil country. These kings copied this and imported labour from South India to build these tanks and bunds ,fairy tale Mahavamsa and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists now portraying these were build by ancient Sinhalese and part of a unique ancient Sinhalese civilisation invented by them. Stop being a fog in the well and go visit Tamil Nadu see traces of the ancient hydraulic civilisations there . South Indian craftsmen and artisans were imported into the island to build all monuments and even now they are imported and then portrayed to world as falsely as the handiwork of the Sinhalese. They will tell the world in future that the Kotmale and all other Mahaweli infrastructure that was build by foreigners ,as the great engineering feat of the Sinhalese. You are disgusting racist liar. You go and learn history properly instead of parroting the garbage and lies posted on that Sinhalese extremist site Lanka Lies

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            Dear Champa

            I differ as there was a number one issue the ‘Institutionalised Racism’ required solution by any elected in North and East were the cast system since Independence. TAK/FP set out to solve some thing beyond their control/capacity and not this in their backyard sums up all one need to know. Biting something you can not chew is the case resulted in the current scenario period.

            Tamil Cast system + Indian Upcountry Tamil children future so they can brake out of the slavery + the Sinhalese rural needs required a quota system to date to bring about the changes to date. Same as what is being done in India since independence to date too. SWRD killing /JVP was all about this we forget so easily……………most of the SL refugees who escaped to India mostly fishermen from the coastal villages too and they too are mostly lower cast people. Now they live in India for 50+ years without PR and Indian Citizenship too. No one cares.

            All the blunders now pushed under very many disguises/crafted grandma and folk stories TO SUIT THE NEEDS OF THE DAY.

            I also feel some of the commenters may well be foreigners/conspirators creating further havoc for the Nation through misinformation campaign. Regime change standard procedure being applied here.

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              Dear Thiagarajah Venugopal
              Yeah, I agree. There was always a deliberate misinformation campaign.
              The majority live in North are low caste Tamils. All the high caste Tamils live in Colombo and other areas in South doing nothing for their own people.

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              Thiagarajah Venugopal, as long as there are Tamils like you, there is still some hope for the country.

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                Dear Paul

                Tamils are never represented by the ‘Tamil Parties’ however they were allowed to offer solutions in a democracy. Little did we know that will turn into getting votes at gun point without being challenged by the Security forces. Then again we were limited in our resources to deal with all the issues as JVP was active down south too. A double whammy on a struggling /developing Nation during very many global wars….Cold War/Vietnam war/India-China war/India -Pakistan war where ‘non aligned’ movement provided breathing space for the governments to have some sense of normality in their respective countries.

                We allowed our children to be misused by others a parental responsibility lost to thuggery in a third world country struggling to survive……..a typical story for very many Nations too. All took place because TN gutter politics allowed in by the local thugs into our Nation. Even a GOI central government had no control over for decades…..we are not so lucky strategically.

                After the savages of war now is a different story as the entire Nation has lost some one in each household…………..prejudice breeding ground for the same divisional politics. Yet the issues presented to the Nation in 1948 is yet to be addressed by us all……build a Nation with the resources she has and to live within our means.

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          … the report by Navy that not a single house has been damaged…
          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam…we all have a short memory…

          ..remember in 2009 the Sri Lankan armed forces claimed that the not a single civilian died ……remember there was no carpet bombing of the “No Fire Zone…” by the Army

          floods in the NE ? ….what rubbish
          ..the Navy went around the flooded areas (towns and roads and villages) in their “dingy boats”……and sent a report back “there is no floods”… all is well….we can get around in dingy boats so what floods?..

          ha ha ha

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          Dear Dr GS,

          I am now in the UK and wondering if we can meet up to discuss issues as required please in the open forum cause. I need to know the people who killed my Father and so many other SL please. I think you have a lot information to resolve so many murder cases in Jaffna since 1970 and kindly provide me your contact details please.

          We can also go together to Sri Lanka and do the legal work to bring the criminals to book too with the assistance of the British Government as required as we will discuss all you wrote about my Father out in the open too.

          Based on all you wrote I did promise you our journey for 2019 together and wish you a very liberating and principled beginning for Justice a happy new year and the seasonal wishes too. Let us have a hands on approach to make that change together…..walk the talk etc.

          If you join me I am all ready to move back to SL for good together with you to fact check all you wrote and report back to the world.

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        As expected, these images of army/navy helping the flood victims will be used to build the PR of the military that stands accused of most heinous crimes, as if they are good Samaritans. This sinhalese military is responsible for the precarious situation many tamils are living in the north to begin with. The most affected by these natural calamities are the Tamils whose lands were taken and made to live in makeshift homes.

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          thamizh
          Oh yeah, Tamils are world famous for lying about our Army and Navy. That is how they got international support for the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization.
          Now they are upset, as the whole world sees from their own eyes what a great service our Army and Navy render to Tamils in the North.
          If Navy and Army were not there, name one person who would rescue Tamils when they face natural disasters?
          Did you visit Jaffna to help Tamils?
          It was the Sinhalese military who saved Tamils from the precarious situation they were i, due to LTTE’s brutality against their own people. Many Tamils have blood donated by our military, running in their veins.
          If you and Native Vedda think our Army and Navy do this for PR, do you know what I will do if I am the President? I will send all my Military, Navy and Air Force personnel based in the Northern Province on “Two Weeks’ Vacation to spend time with their families.” Then you can show me who would look after Tamils in the North.

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      Champa,

      Thank you for your comment. Let me first reiterate that I have doubts about the information provided in this biased “article”. If the GA was unable to deal with the Navy he should have asked his superior the Governor to help. The GA should never have requested the victims to approach the Navy. I fail to understand what the Navy has to do with the compensation of the victims. DRA in Jaffna is under the GA.

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    Dear Champa,
    .
    I have seen many comments by you on this story. I’m sure that all of them are sincere.
    .
    The comments fall in to two categories. Some are very concerned about the situation in the North and call for generous assistance. Of course, there are countless catastrophes rained upon us by nature; none of us can assist all those in need. Inevitably, this particular story also has a political aspect to it. That is not the case with all stories, and few of them are responded to by us, either materially or by comment. In the case of this story, I feel that almost all comments will carry a “political angle”. Sad, but true, and understandable.
    .
    The other category of your comments concern your efforts to counter “exaggerated Tamil anti-Navy” stories. These stories could have unfortunate and unjustified political fall out.
    .
    I saw many of the stories, and all the haunting last night, and thought I should make some inquiries from reliable persons in Jaffna at a time when it would be reasonable to call. Called at noon. Lots of rain in Jaffna, but not catastrophic. South of the peninsula, in the Kilinochchi area, the situation is really bad. I was told that there are many “seasonal rivers” (the word “Oya ” was assented to) that flow East and North-East in particular, to the sea. This catastrophic situation is in those areas.
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    I did not ask about the Navy and such other things. How can a civilian, however well-informed give authoritative answers to such queries?
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    I will not over-react. I’d expect you to be more sensitive to accusations, but let’s not say too many provocative things.
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      Dear readers All,
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      Please read this very objective and constructive report on the situation in the North by a Sinhalese, Mr Nanda Wanninayaka.

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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/us-them-flash-floods-in-the-northern-sri-lanka-aftermath/
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      I was amazed at this myself.

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        Dear Sinhala Man, it is time that fair minded Sinhalese raise their voices to bring justice to Tamils. Both UNP and SLFP are packed with racists who will compete among themselves to prove to Sinhala masses as to who is more anti-Tamil. It appears that Sinhala civil society is only concerned about fighting among Sinhalese. There are several Sinhalese who feel that they have done grave injustice to Tamils and want it corrected. Unfortunately those in power do not want to listen to them as they either do not want to grant justice to Tamils or feel that any meting of justice to Tamils will bring downfall to them and will be discarded as traitors to Sinhalese.

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      Sinhala_Man
      Thank you, but I am of the opinion that every bogus accusation should be answered.
      If they don’t like to be replied, then they should stop posting lies.

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        Thanks to both Champa and Lone Wolf.
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        Lone Wolf, I’ve noticed that any comment from you is based on common sense, and is responsible.

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      Sinhala_Man
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      “Lots of rain in Jaffna, but not catastrophic.”
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      I consider the rain quite normal for the time of the year. Actually our wells are still half empty and I am afraid of having another year (third!)without proper rain in this area of Jaffna. We did not suffer from Gaja either and many children here were surprised when schools were closed due to the storm. In my village most welcome more rain.
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      “South of the peninsula, in the Kilinochchi area, the situation is really bad. I was told that there are many “seasonal rivers” (the word “Oya ” was assented to) that flow East and North-East in particular, to the sea. This catastrophic situation is in those areas.”
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      Will not comment since I have no first hand knowledge.
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      Fact is that poor low caste people live in the areas that flood with heavy rain. Most of them suffer every year during some months. Nothing new.

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        …Fact is that poor low caste people live in the areas…Most of them suffer every year during some months. Nothing new…..

        say no more …!!!!!

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    The Relief Agency must have by now established here are locals under very many disguise to extort the system hence rightfully approached the Navy? Under austerity no funds available for many things too therefore it is the appropriate action.

    Historically armed forced have provided an amazing service to help the needy? All the loitering thugs and the so called unelpoyed (not enough people? to do the normal demand/service sector in the first place………people bring required labour from down south for many scopes I personally know).

    Then the author choose to make a rather peculiar reporting dropping all kinds of insinuation out of the general public misery once more corrupting the help that was provided by the Navy kindly. The Navy has done this for decades…….as I come from Karainagar and they are indeed the peoples armed forces.

    Then everyone else jumped on the band wagon and come up with their own theories/ignorance/defaming/personal agendas living away from the disaster…………..it is amazing we survive as a Nation to date with this crime of dishonesty/disrespectful blunder passing on some kind of onus to someone else out of thin air?. Shocking.

    Not a constructive article on how we can improve as a Nation on such disasters Management efforts but a soup of a writeup focused on ‘where to find money and how that can change hands’…….in my village thousands of home empty only the snakes and the termite mounts…..this was true after war then and is true now 10 years on……….Mr Loganathan can contemplate on this for helping our people in the future by placing peoples in all the homes where no one is living for the past 50 years.

    Riotousness starts at home.

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    Raped victims and Dead animals photos now trigger a different response from the creators/initiators of the same…….fake everything……..do nothing to the people in need……..those who want to learn journalism and do good too humanity can learn something from this reporting please…………..for a better tomorrow.

    CT has to think about the article they published as to if they meet minimum investigative journalism or not is the difference between life and death to many of us…….this type of reporting is the crime against humanity we come to live by……….

    The folk story telling 70’s are long gone one may think……..every misfortune is taken for the same ride we are all to familair……….good governance given the ‘right of return’ for those want to physically help and be based in SL permanently too.

    Did the NPC disaster management plan kick into action? Can we find this in the website? who is maintaining this document? what is the procedure?? what is the document number/revision?

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/us-them-flash-floods-in-the-northern-sri-lanka-aftermath/comment-page-1/#comment-2238767

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    Natiive
    In a democracy when a particular ethnic group bands together THAT is called racism.

    Soma

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    Laxmi, News 1st will never do anything. They have not sent any relief supplies or reported the disaster properly.

    News 1st owner Rajandram ‘Killi’ Rajamahendran is busy making money and enjoying the season with his sweet heart family. He has forgotten the hard way his parents came from Kokuvil, Jaffna to Colombo for greener pastures and started from humble beginnings in the suburbs of Colombo from Fairline Road, Dehiwela. He has hardly done anything for the North, the birth place of his parents or for his father’s school, Jaffna Hindu College. People who never go through hardships in life can never visualise the sufferings of the downtrodden.

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    Dear President, Prime Minister and Minister for Disasters,

    Media has reported that you have ordered fast action and interim compensation for flood victims. Minister for Disasters visited flooded areas more than a week ago.

    Please follow up how your orders are implemented at local level in the villages. Harass government servants directly dealing with the flood victims. Do not trust reports from higher level government servants. Obtain information from the victims. Best of course is if you manage to visit some of the victims without any advance warning. I can almost guarantee that you will be surprised by what you find despite the clear orders you have given.

    Boots on the ground!

    Please investigate what happened to the victims of Gaja.

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    Champa !
    In your response to Rohan’s comment. of December 24, 2018, your following statement deserves special mention about your IQ which is much more than the often quoted 79%.

    You have said ‘ You want Tamils in the North to be poor, unemployed and homeless so that you guys can collect funds by selling their misery to the world. People like you are a curse to Tamils.’

    It looks you have lot of hatred for the Tamils in your upstairs and nothing but hatred. If you know the history of the past 70 years you will know who and how often robbed and looted all the wealth of the Tamils.

    How many millions worth of cash and jewelry been taken by 5the Army during and after the war that ended in 2009.? And are you not aware of the lands and properties forcibly taken from the Tamils?

    It looks you have no other permanent job other than sowing hatred in your hundreds of comments in CT. I pity your acumen and pray to God to show some mercy and give you some good thoughts. In your words the days of Tamils are over an Itoo share that feeling.

    Only two Tamils are left to your care and they say they have salvaged Sinhala Democracy from the Hoppers (Appa ) Group. If you appreciate their greatness give them a bouquet .If not give them with your boots.

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      Mano
      You made me laugh.
      I invite your to re-read Rohan’s comment FIRST AND THEN MY REPLY, not the other way, which shows your IQ, not mine.
      You have wrongly accused me. This is what you say – “It looks you have lot of hatred for the Tamils….” I challenge you to show me one sentence written by me which shows any hatred towards Tamils!!!!!!
      The rest in your comment which are common jargon repeated by some others too, have been replied by me umpteenth times.

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        Dear Champa

        Well said. I followed all your writings and fact sharing as a fellow Sri Lankan I agree with all you have written not just here everywhere else too.

        We need to stop generalising Tamils as to do with the TNA and find a more suitable word for this please.

        A grouping responsible for the destruction of the country and killed people to get their way to be elected in a democracy historically can not speak for our democracy unless they change is demonstrated. We did not go around and kill people because we do not agree with others? others are allowed to do so??wow.

        TNA mindfully given an opportunity just as we did with the JVP to be in the mainstream by having National policies ‘not’ National question in any form….then we discuss normal and natural Nation Building Programs to help all?.

        Most wired thing for me when you say you are against the methodology they adopt to problem solving (specially after all the misery for 50 years)the same will turn around and say you are the problem?? how dare they play this game in our land ‘too’??

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          Dear Thiagarajah Venugopal
          Thank you!!!!
          I agree with what you say. I am against TNA because of their separative agenda. Otherwise, I have no problem with Tamils, as ordinary Tamils don’t support federalism.
          I believe many questions faced by Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims could be EASILY solved by a genuine Sinhalese leader who could correctly understand core problems in the country and also have solutions.
          For an example, at the next Presidential Election, people are no longer under obligations to accept tailor-made contestants fielded by MAIN political parties.
          We must encourage APOLITICAL people who have their own vision to come forward and contest for Presidency so that they are not under obligation to carry out vote-based selective promises.

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