23 April, 2024

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From King Elara To Narendra Modi, Evolution Of A Geopolitical Impasse

By Vishwamithra

“The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.” ~ Franz Kafka                     

Wickremesinghe | Photo Thisarana Perera

India has been our ‘enemy’, as most of Sinhalese intelligentsia portrays her to be. Treatment and evaluation of India in the geopolitical context, whether it’s in the ancient times or the twenty first century, and India’s geographical proximity to Sri Lanka has created a sense of fear amongst Sri Lankans. That evaluation is firstly based on the deferential between the size of population of each country and secondly on the belligerence shown every now and then by the Tamil Nadu State government. Yet the closeness between the indigenous Sri Lankan Sinhalese people and those who claim their birthplace in the Southern States of India, namely Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh And Telangana State is remarkable, not only in their cultural observations but also in cult-like devotion to religious practices and consumption of food and sweets.

Our history books are saturated with exaggerated enunciations of the ancient kings and their military victories over Tamilian kings and chieftains. Invasions into the land, specifically Northern Ceylon including our ancient Capital Anuradhapura, by Chola and Pandyan armies and subjugation of ancient Ceylonese have influenced the psyche of Sinhalese people and it continues to the present time. Massive globalization of the modern economy has played no part in this geopolitical dynamic. 

The Great Chronicle, Mahāvaṃsa covers it very picturesquely: ‘Sinhabahu is a legendary king of ancient India, mentioned in Sri Lankan texts. He was father of Vijaya of Sri Lanka and king of Sinhapura. He was the son of Suppadevi, a Vanga Kingdom princess. According to the Mahāvaṃsa Legend (the chronicled history of Sri Lanka), Sinhabahu’s father was a lion and his mother a princess of Vanga, who was kidnapped by the lion. His hands and feet were like a lion’s paws.

When Sinhabahu was sixteen, he escaped his father, Lion’s prison with his mother and sister Sinhasivalee, and arrived in the capital of Vanga. He later killed his father for a reward and was offered the throne of Vanga.

He refused the throne, instead founding the city of Sinhapura, in the country of Láta. He lived there with his sister Sinhasivalee, whom he made his consort. They had thirty-two children, of whom Vijaya (founder of the Sinhalese race) was the eldest and Sumitta the second’.

These fairy tales of Mahāvaṃsa, somewhat akin to the Bible, the Old Testament’s rendering of Moses and Jesus Christ, have not only influenced the Sinhalese mindset, they have underwritten unwavering loyalty to the miraculous yet totally unscientific narratives of things not yet explained or proven. In such an unbelievable context, these religious and metaphysical phenomena remain not only mystic, but wholly irrelevant in the major warfare of life and living. 

But things have moved on and humanity, in its vast and curvy journey, has arrived at the twenty first century CE (Common Era). Elara and Dutugamunu are no more and the contextual variances are unrecognizable. Advent of the twentieth century and the ‘Free India’ movement initiated by patriotic Indian leaders at the time still lacked a charismatic leader to lead them to that goal of sovereignty. But Gandhi’s entry into the Indian soil changed everything in India and the Nehrus, Patels and other great men and women showed the world that there is a way a change in the sociocultural patterns and practices could be achieved without violence. Although there were some violent clashes in India prior to her being declared a free country, India’s message to the world was universal, appealing and fair. Making her sheer numbers in population as a strong and sturdy platform for socioeconomic development, India made many strides which now, in the twenty first century look relevant and legitimate.

On the other hand, Ceylon, just about twenty five miles south of the Indian soil, was in a different mindset; her leaders whose prestige and credentials were sourced to the upper middle class of foreign-educated and subservient to the British Raj, did not have to sacrifice blood, sweat or tears to gain Independence. Ceylon then comprised of three very distinct segments of people, Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslims, failed to reap the benefits of being close to India, a potentially emerging super power. D S Senanayake, our first Prime minister, instead of embracing the ‘good’ from India managed to create an unjust and unfair state in the introduction of the Citizenship Act whereby Hill-Country Tamils who were employed as estate labor were disqualified in voting and making Ceylon overwhelming a Sinhalese electorate.

The long term repercussions were being felt, especially in the fifties, sixties and seventies. This grave state policy was rectified only after Saumyamoorthi Thondaman, the leader of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) into the Jayewardene government in 1977 and assumed a Ministership. Yet the Indian influence, specifically that of Tamil Nadu in the southern tip of India, continued to play a decisive role in shaping and defining the sociocultural milieu of the Hill-Country Tamil people and a more prolific exercise of the franchise in the following elections. 

Nevertheless, the caste-conscious Northern Tamils who chose to look down upon their Hill-Country brothers and sisters deliberately opted to play a nasty identity politics. They never took part in the national level political agitation activities. When the majority of Ceylon’s population was subjected to poverty and other economic hardships as one single entity, Northern Tamils, led firstly by Chelvanayakam and then followed by Amirthalingam and Sampanthan, still disregarded the significance of identifying themselves with the majority’s agitations spread throughout the country. M G Ramachandra’s appeal to the Tamil Nadu voters was exploited to the hilt and played out on Ceylon’s political platform. MGR’s screen-appeal may have played a vital part in influencing the Hill-Country vote but the deep entrenchment of that population in the South Indian politics cannot be just ignored nor could it be used as a plus point for the greater Sinhalese majority.

The southern Sinhalese electorate was not second to the larger Tamilian voters in regard to being swayed by populist state policies and as well as sociocultural leanings. Sinhalese Buddhists led by Monks whose beginnings could be traced to University or Pirivena-educated men in yellow robes rendered leadership to a misguided concept of patriotism and ended up in the now infamous 1983 July riots. ’83 July riots were a major watershed moment in the evolution of the current ethnic conflict that Si Lanka is facing today. Northern Tamils led by Vellala caste intelligentsia who considered caste discrimination as an integral part of the Tamilian psyche chose to adopt Velupillai Prabhakaran, a Velvetithurai Kaurawa youth as their supreme leader. Power emanating through the ‘barrel of the gun’ overwhelmed all miscellaneous divisions amongst Tamils.          

Yet now, after the ignominious demise of the Tigers and Prabhakaran, Jaffna Tamils seem to have gone back to their traditional fashion of politics. Their exclusive preoccupation with a Tamil homeland and the full implementation of the Thirteenth Amendment with Land and Police powers continue to dis-impress the majority Sinhalese folks in that their absence from the national platform of economic issues is greatly felt. The Sinhalese majority continues to look at India, as a whole, our enemy. Their suspicions of possible incursions into our shores have not evaporated. Yet they must realize that India is not being led by Indira or Rajiv Gandhi (Nehru-kind). Indian National Congress is not in power. In its place is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), one of the two major Indian political parties alongside the Indian National Congress. Since 2014, it has been the ruling political party in India under the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Gujarati man credited with the rise of Gujarati State as a major economic power within Federal India. Modi has no intentions of engaging in a military flirtation with Sri Lanka. Yet he might be tempted towards a different kind of dominion over the Island Lanka- as an economic colony.      

Given the circumstance of near-selling of the country to China during the Rajapaksa era, solely motivated by ravenousness and avarice of the then first family of the Mahinda-Gotabaya clan, one simply cannot disregard India’s upgraded interest in Sri Lanka’s economy. India’s position amongst other economic giants in the global marketplace is enviable. Buttressed by nearly 1.5 billion men women and children, India is making use of her numbers to advance her economic, cultural and social inroads into the global stage without any competition in the Subcontinent. Her international stances in varying scenarios have impressed many a pundit and her independent postures either in the Russia-Ukraine or Israel-Hamas issues have cut out an exemplary character for herself.

India’s journey from ancient times from the great Mauryan Empire of Chandragupta to the current democratic nation encompassing all states in a federal government led by a business-oriented Narendra Modi is remarkable. From Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru to Modi, India’s relentless advance has made each and every Indian proud of his or her country. Relative to such an overpowering context, where is Sri Lanka today? That is the question that has no answers. Lack of real patriotism, replacement of real patriotism by pseudo-patriotism displayed by saffron robed thugs has taken our land from one with stupendous Stupas and irrigation marvels to the begging bowl. 

While India traveled from Elara to Modi in giant strides, Ceylon has ambled from Dutugamunu to Ranil Wickremesinghe as a degenerating economy and a rotting culture pregnant with criminals of all sorts, from plain beastly ones to white-collar parliamentarians and avaricious businessmen. Elara used his military powers while Modi is well armed to use his economic measures to overwhelm us. We have arrived at a geopolitical impasse. Courage or bravado to break it or go beyond seems an abnormality. 

*The writer can contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com          

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    It is difficult to understand why the Sinhalese are hostile to India. Most Sinhalese accept that their origins ( at least caste-wise) are in India. The Salagama people came as cinnamon peelers not very different from the Hill Country Tamils who came to work in the tea estates. Logic would require us to make a compact with India at this time of economic crisis rather than with the distant China with which we have no natural links. China’s global ambitions are based on self-interest as are India’s but in India’s case, the religious and cultural affinities are great. Every type of food that we eat, pittu, aapa and string hoppers came from India. Historical relations did show interventions but there are instances of Sinhala kings intervening in South Indian politics militarily. It is time to make a re-assessment of foreign policy more soberly while remaining conscious of the fact that no country is going to help us except for their own benefit.

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      Dear Cicero,
      .
      The time
      is 7:28 AM in Maharagama as I type this in. This is a quick observation on your comment before my head hits the pillow again. I intend adding more observations later.
      .
      Please listen to half a minute of this speech of more than an hour by the NPP Member of Parliament for the Gampaha District.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lRc1HBay98
      .
      Almost at the very end of the speech, at 1:02:43, Vijitha Herath used a bit of Tamil in a way which suggests he is fluent in the language. I don’t understand Tamil, but I can guess what he’s saying. He also debates in English. His command of English doesn’t seem great to me (and I have told him that!) but it’s good that he does so.
      .
      I shall say more about all this later.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe (usually of Bandarawela; NIC 483111444V)

      .

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        He has standards alright …….. but when he is in other countries …….ol’ president’s pristine standards …….. single, double and other ……… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96tegibOnf4


        Native, Does Ranil set standards when he is in other countries?

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          NF, OC, NV, Nathan and all,
          /
          Can any of you kind commenters explain to me why we are forced to read bedtimes of some CT commenters or their personal stuff?
          /
          I didn’t know, still don’t know, why on earth we are forced to display ID numbers on this forum… Please share with me too, I might be the idiot who doesn’t grasp it.

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      Cicero,
      “It is time to make a re-assessment of foreign policy more soberly while remaining conscious of the fact that no country is going to help us except for their own benefit.”
      Quite right, and we too should start acting in our own self-interest. India is no longer the economic backwater it was in the 80’s. Tamilnadu alone has a GDP close to Greece. The restoration of ferry service is a good start. A lot of Northern businessmen seem to be already using it. A recent video showed the ferry carrying luggage even in the passenger compartment!

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        Codger what makes Tamil Nadus so exceptional ? Is it their special genes, what they eat or their belief systems ?

        All over the world when they see a man from. Tamil land they say here is an absolute honest man and fantastic performer who should be our CEO !

        I don’t know why these Tamilians migrate all over the world, may be to help other nations !

        Do you agree ?

        Or, is it that modern economics( fashioned by Western thoughts) allows for countries with huge populations to mimic western models and have good GDP figures for a while. However soon their inherent dishonesty and deep incapabilities will bring them down.

        A million ants can build a large ant hill but they will not become the dominant race.

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          OC and other rational thinkers,
          .
          According to my meta-analyses, DS or similar behave inconsistently from time to time because of their mindset. The germs of this one-sided thinking are irreversibly set in their minds. She is self/proclaimed to be surrounded by English neighbors, but her thinking seems to be close to the behavior of her English neighbours’ pet dogs? We heard the same story forcefully from the extreme Sinhalese racists Nalinda de Silva who returned to this country for his benefit after completing his PhD in Mathematics at SOUTH Hampton Uni. Brutal racists is almost today voiceless. His is withered since he returned from Myanmar. THese men and women are born beasts in human disguise.
          /
          Even though this estranged woman, DS, lives in the Queen’s country, she must not be as unbalanced as the Bandarawela man who likes to abuse CT, thinking it’s his diary. Who on earth is thinking about him moving from the mountains to Maharagama? ???????? the truths as it is, We would be much happier if we were forced to hear about any good done to the poor. Also, DS, like the Bandarawela man, often dissipates her pleasures in her own thinking, regardless of the fact that Europeans keep warning not to hang on to past experience if it is a ragged one.

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            LM,
            DS doesn’t want to admit that she too, like Thakurartha Devadithya Guardiyawasam Lindamulage Nalin Kumara de Silva, is of South Indian origin herself. The biggest racists are the ones unaware of their own history.

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              Very True

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          DS,
          “I don’t know why these Tamilians migrate all over the world, may be to help other nations !”
          Perhaps you should ask yourself what you are doing in UK?
          Perhaps you have some Tamil genes?
          “A million ants can build a large ant hill but they will not become the dominant race.”
          Haven’t you heard that only insects will survive a nuclear war?

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            You need to acquire a very good mirror!!!???

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            Ha ha, should you not respect a person who is not promoting his own kind and also not showing off British influences on him, like the language. ?

            Yes I can see the comic qualities and lack of capabilities in the Sinhalese .After 70 years if I cannot see it, there has to be something wrong.

            I have always resisted taking the side of my own kind. In the developed countries I can see the gradual erosion due to endless migration from different cultures.

            OC, your attitude is since I am a Tamil or Sinhalese ,I must take that side and defend it at any cost. I don’t think like that. The truth is superior to what you were born as , your self-interests and biases.

            As to this Nalin Silva guy you people seem to hate, I don’t know who he is. However I can see that he uses his own name while all of you are hiding behind con names to talk big. Who is the better man ?

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              DS,
              “However soon their inherent dishonesty and deep incapabilities will bring them down.”
              Are you saying that applies only to Easterners? Haven’t you heard of Adolf Hitler, a Westerner whose ” inherent dishonesty and deep incapabilities ” got his country into deep trouble.
              Oh, by the way, I am glad to hear you’re 70 years old 🤯

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                Then she should agree with our marriage proposal about Dr Nalin De Silva.🤔🤔🤔
                Birds of a feather flock together. 😂😂😂

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                Oh Codger what a basic mind you have !

                You think any woman will reveal her age to an ugly South Asian, especially to a self-declared Perv ?

                It is 70 years since 1948 .

                Yes you may say 70 + and claim you are making debating points ( a trick often used by your idol-Ranil ) !

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                  DS,
                  So you’re 75 then? OKAYYYY..

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                    I dream of watching Nalin de Silva’s upcoming wedding ceremony with Deepti Silva from UK.
                    /
                    The crowd is sure to be full of vicious Sinhalese racists, MaRa and murderous Shiranthi will be the chief guests… …
                    /
                    Bhawathu Sabba Mangalam …..

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                      I say Leela man, aren’t tranquilizers available in Sri Lanka ?

                      Try that place in Angoda.

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              “As to this Nalin Silva guy you people seem to hate, I don’t know who he is. However I can see that he uses his own name while all of you are hiding behind con names to talk big. Who is the better man ?”
              /
              . I believe even 70 year olds should be able to find his name on the web. He was the one who brainwashed the other professor WHOSE racial spreads,caused Deeptis and Legers to be fed with Rajapakseism. My source confirms today that he is being held in a mental asylum, bugger was though against western medicine, now he is hung on it, not being able to stand against…… this is how some ur kind of beasts acts …. Venomous human beasts of man s nature are similar to that of cobras.

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          DS,
          “However soon their inherent dishonesty and deep incapabilities will bring them down.”
          You don’t even seem to know the colonial history of your own country. The Chettiars from TN were the only ones willing to lend money to Sinhalese until the Bank of Ceylon was formed. As for deep incapabilities, have you never heard of one S.Ramanujan?

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            OC,
            “As for deep in capabilities, have you never heard of one S. Ramanujan?”
            How could she see or have heard that before!!!??? She was busy with the ‘GLITTERING’ Vesak Lanterns for Next May!!! So unfortunately, overlooked!!!???

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            OC, thanks to some British guys in India you have heard of this so called Ramanujan said to be a genius. If the British were not there Mr.Ramu would have ended up as a priest in a kovil ! Since he died very young we really cannot say what he could have done had he lived.

            Codger you sound so intellectually arrogant like your president ! may be you are qualified for a nobel prize. Like your president Ranil why don’t you start talking about every topic under the sun while being a total ass. ! That is very Sri Lankan high class ! Listen to even that Tiran Alles , so cock sure, he is presidential like Ranil, don’t you think ?

            Also Codger aren’t you very sexist, a chauvinist pig, however unlike proper men of the world, a weak, slithery character like Ranil W ! If a woman argues with you, you resort to sexual issues, without meeting her arguments.

            I hope those countries stop producing unwholesome rascals at least in the future

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              DS,
              “the British were not there Mr.Ramu would have ended up as a priest in a kovil !”
              Why oh why do you insist on displaying your ignorance in public. Do you even know who invented zero, long before the British came?
              Have you ever heard of Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, or Bhaskara?
              It isn’t about arguing with women, it’s about arguing with idiots.
              Now, tell me what the arguments are.

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              Ramanujan had already worked out a lot of numerical issues even before he went to Cambridge. Not for help by some suddah in India but an eminent mathematician in Cambridge with whom he communicated.
              He would have shone in a different way if he remained in India.
              The other few eminent Tamil Brahmins like Raman and Krishnan did all their research in India. Even Subramaniam Chandrasekar the great astronomic theorist was moulded in India.
              *
              I sense some racist bigotry oozing through.

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                SJ, One Billion people and so easily conquered ! Everybody wants to go to Cambridge or USA and speak in English !

                Why is the country so dirty and messy ? In the corruption index India is very bad.

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                  You said something unacceptable about Ramanujan.
                  Do not try to wriggle out of it with some other nonsense.
                  One has to be true to one’s self in one’s utterances.

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                SJ,
                This looks more like reverse racism. Stockholm syndrome?

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          “A million ants can build a large anthill, but they will not become the dominant race”
          /
          This woman, by name Deepthi DE Silva should have married the “ultra-Sinhala racist DR Nalin De Silva” who was sent to his own mental asylum since he returned from his mission to the state of Myanmar under the Gotabaya government.
          /
          NO doubt, both have a lot in common, such as the lock and key theory.

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          DS,
          “All over the world when they see a man from. Tamil land they say here is an absolute honest man and fantastic performer”
          Well, I have no idea. You’ll have to marry one to check his performance.

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            “You’ll have to marry one to check his performance”.
            .
            Then world will be like shortly after Tsunami hit the world. This combination will be a disaster 😫 😩 😪

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            Codger you are so full of unfulfilled sexuality ! Very sick !

            To get women you must spend . You can be a stingy Tamil and hope to get women.

    • 9
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      Dear Cicero,
      /
      “Most Sinhalese accept that their origins ( at least caste-wise) are in India. The Salagama people came as cinnamon peelers not very different from the Hill Country Tamils who came to work in the tea estates. Logic would require us to make a compact with India at this time of economic crisis rather than with the distant China with which we have no natural links”
      /
      Thank you for your critical point, I find it very important in a critical period more than ever, when our people are making the same mistake. They are largely rooted in the “frog in a well” mentality. Whether they have a college education or not makes a big difference. Oxford-educated former law professor GLP, the laughter stock of the academics of the earth, argues it today again…. this man was the Goespel to MAHARAJA until shortly. So what about the general public? GLP acts today as if he was born yesterday..I don’t know why.?
      /
      Btw, this is unique not only to the Sinhalese but also to many natives of this naturally beautiful island. If our people were freed from their malice, envy, and all others inherited from jathaka stories , I would call it a more beautiful country. They should many go in front of a mirror and see who we are.

      tbc

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        cont.
        Of course, Europeans are well aware that a significant majority of Indians live in poverty, however, their media do not allow to issue more about that could damage diplomatic relations between India and europe.their cultural difference, which appears to be sky/earth gaps and caste and other discriminations are not even thinkable to some europeans though. However, they focus on how to create more solidarity with India’s 350 million rich and middle class.
        /
        Many pharmaceutical and other companies and their workplaces are now located in India for example.Radiologists are working with them in india for their work day life. They agree to bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that Sri Lankans can only dream of

        Especially in this era where information technology has become revolutionary, many people in our hell cannot even pay attention to their common ancestry. I think it’s anyways secondary, we should better trying to improve our economic achievements rather than getting hung up on origins and races. That is the basic issue that should be the gateway for our people to raise their heads.Vietnam and Ethiopia will overtake us sooner than later. Both are said to be doing well with their economies as of today.
        /

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    Look at the finger! Words are redundant!!

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      It is dangerous to draw conclusions based on a single image.
      I am sure that many of us know of selected snapshots that give an impression that is contradictory to the real event.
      A photo of Neelan Thiruchelkvam with Chandrika K made the rounds before and after his assassination that suggested that he as bowng and scraping before CBK. The LTTE made great capital of it to ridicule Neelan.
      Have you seen the short clip that showed President Xi ticking off Trudeau?
      He did it with a smile although he was annoyed with Trudeau’s conduct. Watch
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEMWYOa7nJg

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        ” President Xi ticking off Trudeau”

        What does that means to readers ? “Vethalam Meendum Murunkaiyilai? (Vampire climbed back on the drumstick tree) ?

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          You have not seen it?
          I will not educate you to provoke another spell of diarrhoea.

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    “M G Ramachandra’s appeal to the Tamil Nadu voters was exploited to the hilt and played out on Ceylon’s political platform.”
    The author is mixing up things.
    Unlike in Tamilnadu, politics of this country was not wedded to the silver screen.
    MGR once had many more Sinhalese fans than Tamils, he was still liked even after the Sinhala cinema matured in the 1960s.

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    Our relations with Bharat are far better now than they ever were considering both she and Lanka worked together (in the end) to wipe out the ethno-terrorists.

    It is not that the Sinhala see Bharatians as an enemy; they are well aware that Buddha – spiritual father of Lanka – chose to bless Lanka following enlightenment in Bharat. The Sinhala who believe in mahavamsa are also aware that all non-Lankans (for the most part) come from TN, Odia, Bengal, Gujarat.

    Both Bharat and Lanka are more focused on Dravidian-secessionist movements and ltte-diaspora racial-segregationist movements, respectively.

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      Liger,
      “also aware that all non-Lankans (for the most part) come from TN, Odia, Bengal, Gujarat.”
      Wow, how amazingly brilliant you are!

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      Dear Readers,
      /
      Hegemonic myths rule the world even more brutally today. Europe bid farewell to the Middle Ages with the Industrial Revolution. However, much of the rest of the world is still more engrossed in myth than truth.
      /
      Sinhala/Buddhism based on “Mahanama’s Mahavansa/Deepatvansa” or “Theodor Herzl’s Zionism of 1897” have much in common than its opposite.
      /
      All of them together do more damage to humanity than anyone else. Today the United Nations considers the number of dead and wounded from the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian crisis to be igonred . I think any sane person would agree, we need to keep things unbiased and not biased towards religious fundamentalism.
      /
      Sinhalese/racists like “LEGERS” rabblerouse being against the truth no matter what they say, truths should be respected now or later. However, these people are very primitive and their brainwashed heads will never die easily due to the bad fate of humans.
      /
      I wonder how these people can close their eyes in comfort. Darwinian evolution is full of unanswered gaps for modern researchers, however, seeing how they work today in politics, sports, health or anything else, I believe that the hypothesized tail extinction of the Sinhalese/race is impossible. they behave akin to ones owning subhuman traits.
      /
      A srilanken immigrant from Australia is addressing the world today with ultra obsene sinhala, being, unable to digest the defeats in the ongoing cricket tournaments.

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    Nathan, what do these people use their left hand for ?

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      deepthi silva,
      It depends on whether one is left-handed or right-handed.

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      d s ,

      Not rocket science , abstain from eating and you won’t need your
      left hand that much and I have seen some guys eating with left
      hand .

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        Simple Mr. Watson!!!???
        These guys who do are lacking in Minerals and other Nutrients, which they find hard to find to replace!!!??? Existential Need of the hour for likelihood of Humans as much as any Mammals, in habiting this world!!??So they supplement!!!???

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        What do people do with the left hand outside South Asia?
        Even here toilet paper is making an impact.

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    “Sinhabahu killed his father for a reward”… since the Sinhala Race came about from Sinhabahu and Vijaya, does our DNA have a murderous gene? Is that the reason why the 1983 riots happened in SL? Are we brutes due to our DNA composition?

    If we are to believe in what Mahawamsa reads, then we have to either believe in everything it reads or ignore everything, but there cannot be a fair choice of a path between these two stances.

    Mahawamsa has been a curse to Sri Lanka rather than being a storybook that gives strength to Sri Lanka.

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      B1
      “does our DNA have a murderous gene? “
      If there is one, it’s probably of human origin. Lions don’t murder other lions, normally.
      More interesting is why the Sinha-le crowd don’t have tails.

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        HI OC and B1,
        Gene expression can be homicidal, but genes cannot be homicidal. However, since
        what is known as of today from research is not enough, I believe that repetitive gene segements of the human genome may reveal lot more to scientists in the future.
        /
        My point is that many of the inhumane behaviors that still exist among “homo sapiens” emerge from populations around the world for those reasons. Looking at some ULTRA radicals like “Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Zimbabwean Mugabe” and their supporters Leger or such scumbags, I feel that Darwinian selectionism has not revealed much of the rest of human CRUELTIES.
        Further to this, I couldn’t understand why the focus was more prominent than focusing on the topic or comment, to the issue being addressed by commenter or author, “Bandarawela man is equally famous to the world levels of Balangoda man” behave more irrelivant in many of his ludicrous comments. He or the like senior men are real kalakaniyas *time wasters* in lanken society. thE KIND OF navel gazers abuse our valuable web space on CT.
        /
        Such traits must be extincted if we are to thrive in many areas. i do believe we sinhala race dominated srilankens should march a long journey to get rid of these evil habits.

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        OC,
        “More interesting is WHY the Sinha-le crowd DON’T HAVE TAILS”???
        Because, that would IMPEDE QUICK DISPENSATION OF THE FAMOUS “TURN-AROUNDS”, THEY MAKE IN WHATEVER THEY DO!!!???
        Tails OMITTED deliberately, when crating the species, KNOWING WELL THEIR INHERENT NATURE!? The Great ARCHITECT of HUMANITY KNOWS very well how each “living specimen’s attribute and their STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS”!!!!??
        NO SURPRISES THERE!!! WELL DESIGNED SUPERSTRUCTURE – PURPOSE BUILT DELIBERATELY!!?? (EP ONLY 2 TERMS, SEPERATION OF POWERS, REMOVE CJ, 17TH, 18TH, 19TH 20TH AND 21ST AMANEDMENT, many more indeed – HOW MANY REVERSALS)!? Police and land Powers-in for PC’s, Land powers out, Police Powers in and then Both out!!!??? Kindergarten stuff for amusement of all!!!???
        Otherwise, it would have been DISASTER, and they may have to ‘GO-AFTER their own TAILS’ in MOUTH ERNESTLY, which some PECULIAR ‘varieties of mammals’ are GOOD AT, perform noticeably WELL!!!?

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          Errata, “NOT CRATING”, INSTEAD TO READ AS “CREATING”!!!??? S_M may fault my English, especially SPELLING!!!???

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            Mahila,
            /
            Don’t worry comic SM is hiding Maharagama now for obvious reasons, based on his future god AKD’s evasive and silly explanations to audiences on his round robin tours across the US.
            AKD has now been given the opportunity to respond to some of our long-standing unanswered questions, however, all of which are similar to Abitur learners who know economics and have future goals. Not at all somewhat similar to doeble projects. SRilanken people are about to be starved, he talks about island nation being self sufficient in Agro/based econmy.
            . To tell you, Mahila, finally I had the chance to engage SM and his time on the term “ferment” and according to him it was inappropriately used by me. However, after I added links opening his eyes on its figurative use, he became as usual speechless. Saddest reality is he would not grow up ….. nor would he ever use the basics in ENglish ” i am sorry for the confusion or the like manner”.

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        OC
        There is too much racism that is passing for wit here.
        I think that CT is to blame for part of it.

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      B1,
      History of SL is replete with Fratricide, Patricide, Matricide et all!!!??? If we are to believe History, that seems to be the case, without any exception??? Count the number of such changeover of Power, since atleast dawn of Christian era, one would be astounded!!!???
      Further Elaboration may tend to be hurtful and hence avoided!!!??? YOU MAY BE RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!??? Damned good, very well and Impeccably Done!!????

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    This is one of the most anti-Tamil venomous essays ever appeared in CT. The author is portraying BJP and Sinhala Buddhists as social conscious souls, but Jaffna Tamils are caste conscious aristocrats. The only religion in Langkang can separate prayer places as per their caste is Sinhala Buddhist’s temples. The author is venomously twisting the truth and writing lies. He is attacking Leader Piraba as a fisherman. I do not see any justification in the whole essay why he had been necessitated to refer to Leader Piraba’s caste while all Jaffna Vellalar caste men & women have been calling him as Thambi. Culturally Thambi can be equated to the Thurai of upcountry languages. The other one is Kamakaran. That is explicitly “Feudal Lord”. It has lost its customary use for the last 50 years. In all three Langkang language newspapers, people advertise for caste segregated marriage proposals for all Langkang communities. All over India daily many young couples are set on fire by relatives because of engaging in out of caste marriages. It is a common incident in North India where the BJP & VHP racists beat to death Muslims for carrying beef. Mr. Modi was also accused of war crimes and was barred from going to some countries because he was accused of being with the gangs that killed and destroyed the properties of Muslims in Gujarat. But now they have diplomatic immunity.

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    Langkang and India are two extremists’ countries infusing their majority community languages with minority communities. Thondaman joined SJV in forming TULF and convened Vaddukoddai Convention. Thondaman, in those meetings said he accepted SJV’s solution for Ceylon Tamils, but the Indian Origin would remain in the Hill Country. But during Leader Pirapaharan’s time, substantial Indian Origin Tamils went to Vanni and settled there. There was a larger project of moving all up-country Tamils to the North. It was not fulfilled by LTTE, because of losing the war. Thondaman’s corrupted type of politics was never accepted in the north, where politics have the least corruption, other than few paramilitary leaders in the government, like Deva, Pillaiyan, Karuna…. Other than these few Ceylon Tamil community leaders in North & East, the entire political leaders in Sinhalese and Muslim community are utterly corrupted to the hilt and they are the reason for the country to this state. Arumugam Thondaman, Nadesan Rajapakse like crooks were beaten up in Tamil Nadu, in places like Chennai Airport and Temples because their fame of enslaving to corrupted Muslim Sinhala Politics are now world over known. Many Langkang’s Rapist Army and political leaders are war mongers & cannot go to many countries in the world because they are already have been named there as War/Genocide criminals.

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    The only true incident the author mentioned in the entire essay is Black July pogrom. Even that he smoked it in his venom and renamed it as “1983 riots”. The man sounds like he doesn’t know the meaning of the word “riots”. All other events he mentioned are just opinionated venom but never happened as they are described in the essay. It is not sure what the author is trying to convey by showing his extreme hate towards Jaffna Tamils. When there are so many things to mention on the subjects the author talked about, but he ignored, he is struggling to call Leaders Pirapaharan as “Kariyan” is showing what kind of Venom filled pressure pump, head to toe pangs laid snake he is.

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    Elara was a Chola King who ruled the Anuradhapura Kingdom, said to be a couple of centuries before the Cristian Era. Modi is the PM of modern India. So the framing of “While India traveled from Elara to Modi in giant strides…” doesn’t make much sense to me.

    “…to dis-impress the majority Sinhalese folks in that their absence from the national platform of economic issues is greatly felt.”

    How can SL Tamil leaders engage on economic issues when the fact is that the Sinhalese consensus on prosecuting the war, no matter the cost – in blood and treasure -, was a major factor that led to the current predicament of the country? The Tamils remain a traumatized community nearly 15 years after the end of the war, with no justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and no reparations.

    If you want the engagement of Tamils on national economic issues, then address their political grievances first and accord them the dignity they deserve. It is no use for the Sinhalese majority to shed crocodile tears for the Palestinian victims of Israel when they can’t show any empathy for the plights of Tamil and Muslim citizens of Sri Lanka.

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      Agnos,
      “It is no use for the Sinhalese majority to shed crocodile tears for the Palestinian victims of Israel when they can’t show any empathy for the plights of Tamil and Muslim citizens of Sri Lanka.”
      .
      Do hypocrites have any other alternative 🤔 🙄 😐 😒?
      .

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      A
      You are correct to criticize the wilful distortion of history to justify a badly built essay title.
      *
      “How can SL Tamil leaders engage on economic issues “
      The FP refused to get involved in economic matters for long for rather silly reasons. But the leader made notable exception when he strongly protested that the nationalisation of the petroleum products businesses as ‘immoral’.
      The FP also objected to the nationalisation of the port in 1958, the Paddy Lands Act etc. There are hidden interests that are not always clear to an observer.

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    A king named Ellara only appears in Mahawamsa and not in any Indian chronicles. Does this mean that Ellara was an imagination of the authors of Mahawamsa, the same way they can mate a lion with women?

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      Buddhist1,
      To give the Mahavamsa due credit (you know I am not a great fan),
      its chronology of kings is pretty accurate. I think even the great
      Indian emperor Asoka was identified through the Mahavamsa. Many of his inscriptions were found, but nobody could figure out who he was.
      But that apart, its fanciful descriptions of Sinhalese origins and the Buddha’s alleged visits to the Island, among other things, need to be taken with a few kilos of salt. Curiously enough, the Mahavamsa mentions the Damilas, but apparently not the Sinhalese by that name.
      Apparently, ethnicity was a fluid thing at the time, and religion was the important factor.

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        Dear OC,
        /
        Several monks introduced with prefixes including Medagoda Abethissa Mudalali, Kelaniya Rajamahavihara, etc., have completed written theses to obtain those titles. Why did these yellow pets fail to work on long due revisions of the Mahavamsa so that the poor people misled by the old version of MAHANVANSAYA could finally be freed from their myths?
        Instead, they walked behind Medamulana Dogs to misuse the money of the poor people to bring their V8 vehicle/dream in to reality______… what kind of nation… what kind of country?

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          LM,
          The Mahavamsa can’t be revised, but it shouldn’t be taught as history to impressionable children. It promotes hatred towards Damila “invaders”.
          A religious book of similar vintage, the Vinaya Pitakaya, is unfamiliar even to adults, probably because it refers to sexual deviations among monks. The Mahavamsa too should be used only by people who understand its context.

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            OC,
            “The Mahavamsa can’t be revised, but it shouldn’t be taught as history to impressionable children”
            /
            My mother once said to me: “Nothing is impossible if you really want to achieve something.”
            /
            Decoding the human genome and getting everything from the inside out was a long-term and impossible project for world researchers some time ago, but a decade ago researchers succeeded.
            With today’s IT and sophistiacated DNA sequencing technologies we can make many things a reality. When we were still working on theses, we were compelled to publications beforehand and wait a few days, today a mouse click on Pubmed or other databases is enough to clear up doubts.See how lucky today s students are…… !!

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              “but it shouldn’t be taught as history to impressionable children”
              /
              Not only such fictions, but also scary lies fed to young children should be avoided. I was told by my elders that the dark waters would be filled with devils and other beasts, and even today I am afraid to visit Madol Duwa *an island about which Martin W described a lot in his novel*, for example. SImilarly, some of my European colleagues were fully fed wtih some biblical stories in middle age, which sickened them for the rest of their lives. Some of them are too scary to go on a plane. Can you imagine _?

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        “I think even the great Indian emperor Asoka was identified through the Mahavamsa. “
        OC, I doubt if you intended what this could imply to some.
        Some of us could claim that without our great chronicle the emperor would have gone unnoticed.

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        The ‘Simhala’ are mentioned four times in the Mahavamsa.

        Good on you for attempting to enlighten yourself! Hurrah!

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          Readers,,
          /
          who on earth would trust /hearsays of a monk by name MAHANAMA to have penned 2 milleniums ago _? Racism promoting sons of bitches garnered their votes by making “LEGERS or the like” real PINGONAS so that they could reign this stagant country.
          /
          only donkeys of LEGERA Nature, who are entwined with the narrations like a bark and tree would not remain stupid forever.
          /
          . Millenials, Z genzers and alpha genzers woudl surely throw stone at “LEGERS” to death in upcoming years. Wait and see …. bravooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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            apologies
            /
            Only donkeys of LEGER Nature, who are entwined with the MAHAVAMSA narrations would remain like a bark and tree. THe kind of SINHALAYAs are no different to jewish zionists.

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            pissa/leelagefailure,

            calling for my death isnt going to change the truth of everything ive being correct. sorry not sorry.

            calling for my death puts on full display the kind of terrorist-rat you are.

            take note

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              LEGER and the like beasts in human disguise,
              .
              The truth is , I doubt even your death will bring some peace to this misguided nation. The ghosts of those racists would stroll on the island nation, decades to come, not leaving them in any kind of mental peace.

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          Liger,
          Wow!! So you have come back to life!
          “The ‘Simhala’ are mentioned four times in the Mahavamsa.”
          OK, give us the links, please. I read the whole Mahavamsa yesterday…
          And, pray don’t give us the one written in 1930.

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            OC,
            .
            Can u provide me with the link for “Mahawansa” if available in pdf?
            .
            Thank u 😊

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            OC,
            .
            Can u provide me with the link for “Mahawansa” if available in pdf?
            .
            Thank u 😊 xx

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              Dear OC,
              Thanks for the link. I thought there was another link besides this one. I picked this up a few years back. I would never go after this old script, which I don’t think is full of factual information rather than mythical additions.
              Stupid people of leger nature *amu gawayek* may believe that Somavatiya Vehera works wonders, however, Indian researchers have proved that it is nothing but “reflection and refraction of light” as taught in “school physics”.
              /
              https://youtu.be/0LPC1neeu20?si=4xNFV67ZnhPS2okJ
              /
              In Philadelphia, Basel, Cologne, Zurich, and several other cities I have observed on similar effects while natural lights fell on them.
              . None of the observers fell to the conclusion that it was formed through some magical power or some invisible force because the average person in the developed world is not as stupid as our Punnakku Kannans who dominated South Asia.

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                LM
                This is the original translation, and quite accurate. Though it was written in 600 AD or so, it is full of un-Buddhistic rants.

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                  OC,
                  Thanks again, a friend of mine *a dutch * from the Netherlands asked me to read another version, you may be right. Frankly speaking I don’t want to waste time reading the old script.
                  Some here really don’t know, however they insist. Some behave like our joker “Sinhala Man” who appears to be the sathyaguru to CT readers.

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            old boi

            terror-rats like you pray?? to what?

            see the version from 1912 (Google is free, use your brain and im sure the copy will see itself right into your grubby meathooks)

            are you and the rest of the rats going to erase all copies of the mahavamsa now?

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              Liger,
              “see the version from 1912 “
              So, give me the page numbers, verses, or links. I won’t ask again, for obvious reasons.
              So, now you claim you can read German? How cute!
              “terror-rats like you pray?? to what?”
              Even though you can’t understand English yet?🤣🤣🤣

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              LEGER the curse of humanity,
              .
              Your comments are not worth commenting on. Nevertheless I add this here. Get well soon, or go to the MADAMULANA bps and become their toilet paper. Rumor has it that they need any help to save their souls today more than ever. The day BPS *MaRa et al* will end up their JATHIWADAYA racism led journeys in the drains, to the same manner, we were forced to see enjoy in the city of Tripoli and Harare are nearing.
              /
              Good luck to my motherland !

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            OC,
            /
            LEGER or the like LINGEMBOS will never change their spots. That is the cancer of our nation. Those who point fingers at Zionists should study more about Sinhalese racists. it is obvious, that most of these idiots are not open to the truth. They conformed to the character of Unawatune Kadamandiya people.
            /
            They will make every effort to pretend to be Buddhists and live out their hidden tendencies. If one spends time with these beasts, researchers will be able to better read their minds.
            The Sadhu Sadhu effect must have knocked them out of their mood forever. These people do not want to take current drugs, because their primitive thinking naturally frames them

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        Old Codger,

        What about Ellala, there is no mention of a king Ellala in any chronicle other than Mahawamsa, should I call it Mahaboruamsa?

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          Buddhist1,
          “What about Ellala, there is no mention of a king Ellala in any chronicle other than Mahawamsa,”
          Well, there aren’t any comparable Indian chronicles, plus Elara/Ellala lived mostly in Sri Lanka.
          But there is a mural of the arrival of Vijaya in the Ajantha caves in India.
          Since Elara arrived not that long after Vijaya, if he had survived, perhaps his descendants would call themselves Sinhala now?

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            oc
            DONT SAY THAT YOU WERE NOT WARNED
            “Some of us could claim that without our great chronicle the emperor would have gone unnoticed”

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              SJ,
              You might have noticed that I enjoy bigot-bashing.

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                OC
                But that escapes the bigots and the fun is lost.

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            Old Codger, are you joking by saying that there is a comparable Indian chronicle to Mahawamsa?

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              Buddhist1,
              “Well, there aren’t any comparable Indian chronicles, “

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    “It is no use for the Sinhalese majority to shed crocodile tears for the Palestinian “
    Nobody sheds any tears for Palestinians from Langkang. No extensive narration is needed on that point, because in Langkang, every Sinhala Buddhist Intellectual follows a bastardized politics, never thinking of humanity. They support the Palestinian side only because they want to show their naive anti-West feeling. Why does a community want to fight with the West now, at times while the West is extending a friendly hand, while they were not prepared to fight with the Colonialist, at the time they enslaved Langkang? Why when IMF like Western organizations are begging to grant free loans, GSP+, Millennium Funds….. but the Sinhala Buddhist are drawing their swords on the West, not accepting the offers? What is the interest rate of Chinese loans (Some as high as 12%)? What is the rate of the IMF? (.25% almost free). Every Sinhalese (Not just the extremist, the so-called lion cups) has a dream that is migrating to one of the Western democracies, do even menial work, build one Mawlana Bangalow, buy a Benz or BMW, circle around the town looking for fun parties. This hollow nature is interpreted as Smart Patriotism….., true Patriotism by the extremely corrupted intellectuals like Thero De Silva, Rohan Gunaratne, Rear Admirable, Lemon Puff…….. who are the shapes of the sins walking on earth.

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    A true government that exist for people might have hanged in timely manner the rascal like Old Rowdy Royals, Evil Emperor, and their acolytes when they are doing more damage to country by joining the side of China and selling the properties and depositing the proceeds in Western banks, and after all protecting each other, which is more than the uncle and nephew pair did in 1883, in Kandy. Who else in the world rebelled against their own government(king), fought on the side of the colonialists, and wrote a slavery document called “Kandyan Accord” and surrendered the country for colonialists? When Evil was selling Hangbangtota port, he kept everything secret. During that time, Evil’s Yahapalanaya fooled PM Modi by inviting him to open a hospital and negotiating with EU the GSP+ in exchange for humanizing the woman’s rights in Langkang, and with US many military contracts and Millennium Challenge funds. Once he successfully (sheepishly?) sold & lost the port to China, he stood up and cried Hurry, only because he wanted to teach America a lesson. In December 2017, Evil called American Ambassador Athul Keshap to his office and kicked on the butt for President Trump to move the Israel embassy to Jerusalem. Then, overnight, Evil invented that all his bastardized techniques had turned around & paralyzed his government and he could not make it move further even an inch.

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    He started to negotiate with Old Rowdy King and Hitler King to take over the government. He partnered in planning and executing the 4/21 with other terrorist Jihadi leaders. He dismissed the Yahapalanaya one year early, leaving the government in the hands of an ultimate idiot ever born anytime on the earth, the Hitler King. That person has no feeling for the Financial Terminologies, declared the country as “Bankrupt”. Now Evil is back on the chair for the second round to continue his games, wherever left. Why? If Protestors had won their rebellion, there was a high possibility Tamil would have escaped the Sinhala Buddhist hegemony! That situation was described by the Viyathmaga as Anarchy! So that Anarchy had to be stopped!! They did it. The entire post freedom era the, Muslim-Sinhala Governments operated was/is on one single object: ‘‘annihilate Tamils” . How the 1978 constitution locked Langkang in a rigid, frozen stature with its destructive presidential position from which the country never can wish away in future, it is so deep or even more than that Langkang is entrenched in the anti-Tamil process. Country is completely bankrupt; but the leaders are ready to sign trade contracts only if they will preserve, protect, and enhance its anti-Tamils standing. Sinhala Buddhists are a group of clowns, cutting their noses just to cast a bad omen to Tamils.

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    Western Modayas, by mistake, thought for a long time that Langkang was/is a democratic country and wanted to keep it on their side. That is a wrong illusion or bad dream Western Modayas got during the height of the campaign days of Kadirgamar and Rohan Gunaratne. That time it was incomprehensible for the West to think that Langkang, in every faculty, is an Evil concoction put together only to wish & wow death to Tamils, but not to partner with anybody to work on promoting democracy and building lasting peace for the world. Evil very eloquently demonstrated that in the Interview with the German Public TV Channel. He asked the anchor “Who are you to question me? I have more experience in the game of the media (he meant biased propaganda on which he was trained in Lakehouse) better than you”. Transparency is not part of Langkang’s corrupted governmental activity. Especially not with the “Inventor of Secret Solution for Tamils”. No openness & frank discussion are approved in the media by the age-old culture of the Wild Life Sanctuary of SinhaLE. In fact, it is not just Sinhala Buddhists, no Ceylonese can talk about a subject with open mindedness or without overloading his biased opinion and twisted conspiracy theories. That is what the author demonstrated here; his entire essay to achieve his objectives of hard hitting the Tamils without points.

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    There is no principle in the essay other than he is portraying his overt anti-Tamils nature. Watch on the TV news videos the Sumana Rathinam and Anuratha pair carrying the Buddha statue with some high criminal gang following them? It is this how Buddha wanted his devoted drug addicts, sex addicts, commission fetching gangs parade his statue and cry “Buddham Saranam Gacchami?” What a joke! That was the woman the government appointed as the Governor, the head of the body that was agreed to devolve ruling power to Hindu Tamils. During the war, in the North East 2700 temples were demolished by the Rapist Army. Not one temple the government rebuilt on those. Can somebody tell me who the barbarian allowed that woman even into a political office, when she was such an extremist against Tamils rights? 13A, of which she was the leader for East, says Tamils will have their control over the land. Then what is happening to the land rights of Tamils, when this woman is cloning the Tamils’ Now Ali Sabre. The Amita Bachchan minister is thawing the IMF and UNHRC saying that he is bringing a bill to TRO. Should Tamils wait for Ali to bring a resolution for the Sinhalese honestly accept that they killed more than 150,000 Tamils in Mullivaikkal, and they are sorry for that? What is this Drama?

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    Can Ali set up a target for this new money waste- What will it have achieved at the end and on what date and time that would happen? Utter non tiring dupe!
    Tamils are fighting for their self-determination rights as they are Tamils. This author wanted Tamils labeled as Hindus so he can bring caste here. That is completely irrelevant to the subject he took to write. King Elara captured Ceylon in a war. Does he call that a “Geopolitical passe” so there was no impasse at that time, but now the impasse has evolved into? What kind of a confusing thinkin the author is suffering with? What role does the Tamils’ caste play in that impasse? Does the author suggest that when the Indian troops came to Ceylon, they must have stayed like King Ellarla and have set up an Indian state in Langkang? After the Kandyan Accord was signed, the British took it as their authority to bring Indian Tamil workers to Mountain country. Workers have been coming from Tamil Nadu and Kerala throughout history. It is not correct when the author describes that all southern states were sending massive numbers of laborers. That is a twist the author is using to prove his flawed theories. Before British rule, the workers came unprotected, and they were coerced to become low caste Sinhala Buddhists.

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    In British times, it was the companies that brought the workers, so they kept the workers under their supervision and Sinhala Buddhists could not change their religion or language so easily like in the earlier occasions. This was the matter that created the migrated Royal Telugu Nayakars families so as to show their hardness towards the migrated Tamils workers and the jealous Nayakas swore to deport the Tamil workers. This is Similar to the Telugu Pundit Mahanama brought the south Indian Telugu- Tamil kings’ rivalry to Ceylon, the new migrants Telegas once more brought their hatred from South India. Don’t you see the author is showing his hatred against Ceylon Tamils? These all are imported from India. Author is trying maximum to wedge between upcountry Tamils and Ceylon Tamils, so he is designating the upcountry Tamils as low castes and so Jaffna Vellalar are not accepting. It is simply him dragging one more group in his nasty racketeering; he is showing one more group of people his hatredness by regarding them as low caste. This is unbelievably a low class of journalism. As I had mentioned that he called Piraba as Karaiyan, so he explicitly rated all upcountry Tamils as below that, other than his mates of Telugu Nayakars.

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      M,
      Probably, there must have been lot many, may be millions of “PERVES” around the country, when the ‘Menarches’, who came during the height of the SPICE TRADE PEAK, to be enticed by those ‘PERVES’ of that time to be sought after and betrothed to them and become legitimate, Toddy Tapper ancestry, or ‘Kurundu’ plantation employees to be propagated as Minions!!!
      SO, OUR MODERN-DAY PERVE, WHO SPECIALISES IN SUBJUGATING, Samurdhi workers to all sorts of misdeeds, w/o impunity, must have had connection to that sort of genealogy/ancestors, to “PROPOSE MARRIAGE” to the SOUTH AFRICAN LADY, WORKING FOR THE UNHRC, post war victory!? Incorrectly thinking that SHE too would ‘FALL’ to the trickery, these Vampires dealt to those 500 to 600 years before!!!!??? That befell, those whoever attempted before to Visit Hela land!!!???

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    There are times Tamils were called in the foreign media news as Hindus and the war with Sinhala Buddhist was described as a religious fight. Author is not sure if he wants to paint India as the agents of Hindu Tamils of Ceylon. In the whole essay, he is not sure what point to discuss, what path to take, what is the contemporary need of Langkang, what to suggest as a method to achieve it. He himself is an identity lost person. He is not a Hindu, he is not a Buddhist, he is not a Christian, He is not a Muslim, not a Tamil, not a Sinhalese, not an Indian, not even a colonialists’ left over. Herein CT, our late friend Izeth Hussain wrote, “Hybrids are hardest racists”. The author is trying to make readers wonder how true Izeth was in his prophecy. The only association author can claim for himself is VHP. This identity lost person, in order to seek the favor of the Sinhala Buddhist, who in turn were let down by Mahanama by tying them into a hybrid class of scientifically impossible SinhaLE, now acting like a headless chicken find a hat for them, by wondering if they are RavanaLE, AriyanLE, BalangodamanLE…..is attacking Tamils as caste extremist.

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    If one claims him/her as Sinhalese, don’t they claim their caste? Otherwise, what is the specialty in being a Sinhalese? When a person wants to claim a racial pride, but they invent that they are “only nothing” in this land where they have just woken up, the only survival technique they can cling to is, clinging to their inferiority complex and trying to label Tamils as below them by birth. What a rascal idea! The option was for him to have gone to India, at the time when Siri Ma O was deporting Tamils, to hop into one of the boats. Though he is not Tamils and not a Ceylonese nor even an Indian, doesn’t deserve a trip on a government boat that crossed the Palk Strait, it was the only appropriate option for such racist like him.

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      Correct it was the Sinhalese thanks to the British and the Indian origin estate Tamils being made stateless soon after independence got control of the parliament and have been ruling the island and have brought the island to this level and should take 100% responsibility and not the Tamils, as he is trying to imply. The Sinhalese are as caste conscious as the island’s Tamils or even more in my opinion as the nominate MPS, elect them on a caste basis and only accept upper caste Sinhalese Buddhists as their leaders. Tamils do not do this. They will elect their MPS and leaders on the basis of capability and merit and do not use caste or religion as a criterion. Just look at the marriage columns to see how caste conscious the Sinhalese are and their Buddhist religious orders are based on caste.

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    In my opinion a very biased essay trying to lay equal blame on the island’s Tamils for what happened, when it was the Sinhalese only who were ruling the island from independence and created all this mess with their opportunistic Sinhalese Buddhist majoritarian racism and fundamentalism. When the Dravidian tribes, who are largely the ancestors of the present-day Sinhalese and Eelam Tamils arrived prehistorically from South India, there was no Karnataka, Andhra, Telangana, Kerala or Tamil Nadu. They arrived from an area that was known as ancient Tamilakam( the land of the Tamils), where various dialects of the Tamil language was spoken, low, high, semi and proto. This is the reason the native dialect of the Dravidian Naga and Yakka was Elu a simple semi or proto-Tamil dialect, that was closely related to its proper Tamil mother. The more elite Naga who largely lived along the north, east and northwest coast, and were trading with the rest of the then known world, who are largely the ancestors of the Sri Lankan Tamil, adopted proper Tamil as their language around 3000 years ago. However, the Yakka who were considered to be more boorish and peasant, largely living in the south centra and western parts of the island, largely the ancestors of the present-day Sinhalese, still kept on speaking the semi-Tamil Elu dialect, which with the arrival of Buddhism got corrupted with the Pali/Prakrit.

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      Elu+Prakrit=Hela (old Sinhalese, still very close to proper Tamil like Elu than modern Sinhalese) and Hela became modern Sinhalese. Wherever the Naga predominated North East the ancient Hindu religion and the Tamil language/identity survived, even the ancient Naga Buddhist in these areas remained as Tamils. However wherever the Yakka predominated there was mass conversion to the new religion Buddhism and the ancient Tamil or semi Tamil Elu language died out and evolved into a new language and identity called Sinhalese or Sinhala a corruption or Prakritised version of one of the ancient Tamil words for the island Chingkallam( the red or copper coloured land) Tamil Chingkallam got Prakritised to Sinhala, hence the lion myth to explain it and Tamil Eelam/Eezham got Prakritised to Hela. Tamil Illankai {from old Tamil lllanku or Illankuthal meaning to ), shine, resplendent} got Prakritised to Lanka

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    The Portuguese, the Dutch and the British may have called the South Indian origin Tamil Muslims on the island called Moors and the British may have given them a separate identity from the rest of the Tamils in the late 19Th century but never considered them a separate ethnicity from the rest of the Tamils, definitely not the Portuguese and the Dutch, they regarded them as Tamil Muslims or Mohammedans, even the British never took their Arab or partial Arab origin seriously at all but always lumped them with the rest of the Tamil for all intents and purposes as this what they really are. They are not a different ethnicity from the rest of the Tamils but Tamils who converted to Islam in South India starting from the 12Th century and with the fall of the Madurai Delhi Sultanate, forced to flee to the then Tamil parts of the island , in shallow wooden boats called Marrakallams, this the reason the Sinhalese still call them Marrakallayo, Markala miniss8 ( wooden boat people)

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      Half of them or the coastal Moors only migrated from the southern Coromandel coast in modern-day Tamil Nadu during the British era and even until the early 1960 had very close contacts and marital relationships with their Muslim Tamil relatives in South India. Contrary to what they state there is hardly any Arab or any other origin in them and if there is it happened so long ago and is only confined to a few hundred families on their paternal line and this too so many centuries ago and very watered down that is hardly registers on their DNA. All genetic studies done on them confirms this and the latest DNA studies also confirms this and states genetically they are the same as the island’s Sinhalese and Tamils and their origin is not from western Asia but from South India. When the British left the only two people, they spoke about were the Sinhalese and Tamils and all the discussions were about the Sinhalese and Tamils, and their rights and homelands nothing about the Muslims, who were then only around 5.6% and were considered as part of the Tamil group and of nonnative immigrants. Even SWRD only proposed federated homelands for the Sinhalese and Tamils.

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        One for the low country, Kandyan and the NE Tamils. It was only after independence the Sinhalese and the power-hungry Muslim elite and politicians, started to talk about an artificial Muslim ethnicity, deliberately to divide and rule the Tamils and muddy waters for the Tamils, to deny them their homeland, especially in the east. A religion that is followed by many races, became an ethnicity on the island, nowhere else in the world has a world religion become an ethnicity and to justify Arab origin myth, that only a few hardly have , was c

        This is still posting before I can divide. May be pressing a wrong button accidentally. That a few hardly have was made a blanket origin for the entire community and to further distance them from their Tamil root and heritage Arabization of the community earnestly began and in the southern areas the Tamil Muslims are still encouraged to discard the Tamil language and their Tamil Islamic culture and adopt Sinhalese or other languages as their languages and Arabize their culture. Calling only the Tamil as casteist but not the Sinhalese is the biggest joke the Sinhalese are as much casteist or even worse than the Tamils.

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      When one’s History is limited to 700 to 900 years, then it becomes worthless for them to spend time learning their history!!!??? Add to that to ensure they cling to power; they get rid of 25K to 35K innocent youth revolting and occasioning an Uprising in the country almost 50+ years ago! The “Marakkala” Leader, who was then Education Minister conveniently removed the Teaching of History from the School Curriculum to produce a Population of ‘BUDDIES, “CHICKEN COOP DUDS”!!!??? almost a FEW Millions!!!??? It was percolating every Vein, Nerve and artery of the ERUDITE ELITE, so much so the High priest of all religious sects were ‘CHORUSING and CALLING for an ADOLF HITLER’ TO REIGN IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!???
      Net result, bringing forth a generation, SORRY two of Historical ‘INADEQUACY’, STUDENTS OR YOUTH, and “learned” priests in PIRIVENAS, who didn’t or wouldn’t want to know Herr HITLER, the grand Chancellor of Germany from 1936 to 1946 – End of 2nd World War???
      What a country??? What an emancipated People??? Calling on the “new electable” to RESORT TO REGRESSIVE GOVERNANCE!!!???
      WORLD having listened to this Cacophony – stupefying exclamation of UTTER IGNORANCE – our so-called Erudite Luminaries – of the world’s Leading religion – BUDDHISM!!!???

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    Other than one Colombo based Tamil politician who was very closely allied to the southern Sinhalese elite and political families but very unpopular in the north and east, no other Tamil politician ever preached or canvassed or won elections using caste or religion as a tool, but Sinhalese politicians constantly do this, even now. This politician in the late 50s and 1960s tried to use caste and reigion to gain power but failed miserably and I think he even lost his deposit. Only he his family and narrow circle of elitist friends largely from Colombo trying to preach caste religion and banning of temple entry to the low castes and untouchables but failed miserably but the southern Sinhalese papers went to town with this man’s clown antics, that the North East Tamils never took seriously and never voted for him or his party. Tamils will elect a non Hindu or even a low caste as a leader if they feel he or she has the correct qualities, but the Sinhalese will never.

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      This is still posting before I can divide. May be pressing a wrong button accidentally. That a few hardly have was made a blanket origin for the entire community and to further distance them from their Tamil root and heritage Arabization of the community earnestly began and in the southern areas the Tamil Muslims are still encouraged to discard the Tamil language and their Tamil Islamic culture and adopt Sinhalese or other languages as their languages and Arabize their culture. Calling only the Tamil as casteist but not the Sinhalese is the biggest joke the Sinhalese are as much casteist or even worse than the Tamils. Other than one Colombo based Tamil politician who was very closely allied to the southern Sinhalese elite and political families but very unpopular in the north and east, no other Tamil politician ever preached or canvassed or won elections using caste or religion as a tool, but Sinhalese politicians constantly do this, even now. This politician in the late 50s and 1960s tried to use caste and religion to gain power but failed miserably and I think he even lost his deposit.

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        There was no Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu or Telangana when the Dravidian Naga and Yakka tribes speaking semi or proto Tamil migrated to the island from South India. This area was called ancient Tamilakam or the land of the Tamils, where various Tamil dialects were spoken, some high, others low or proto-Tamil. The native dialect of Sri Lanka was Elu a simple semi or proto-Tamil dialect that these tribes spoke when they arrived from south India. The Nagas who are mainly the ancestors of the Sri Lankan Tamils adopted proper Tamil 3000 years ago whereas the Yakka who are largely the ancestors of the original Sinhalese continued with semi-Tamil Elu and this with the arrival of Buddhism and the Pali.Prakrit language associated with it got corrupted and gradually evolved as modern Sinhalese. Elu+ Prakrit= Hela or old Sinhalese which itself was quite close to proper Tamil like Elu than modern Sinhalese.

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        SSS,
        Bygones be bygones!!!??? True what you say!!!???
        However, One must never forget the GOOD even the Devil Incarnate did in its GLORY – defending the TULF leaders when they were committed to trial under CJC in the 1970’s!!!??? Appeared free-of-Charge!!!??? His going rate at that time was none less than Rs. 50,000 to mark his ‘presence’, let alone balance of the brief!!!???
        He was par-excellence in his presentation and destroying and demolishing the Prosecution’s Rationale, Arguments and Amalgam!!!??? His Theatrics and bringing forth of yet unrealised situations and perceived circumstances, which in effect ‘jolted the those considered the elite of Jurisprudence to hear his presentations very closely and sympathise or empathise with his thoughts!!!???
        Undeniable FACT!!!!

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    Where did this author get this idea that the Tamil upper castes and elite imposed Prapakaran from the lower Kariar caste, on the Tamil masses to achieve their goal? is he daydreaming or again trying to justify what the racist Sinhalese state did to the Tamils? The LTTE Prapakaran and other Tamil militant groups are not the creation of the Tamil elite or upper castes but a byproduct and result of decades of state sponsored Sinhalese racism and marginalization of the island’s Tamils, when the Tamils were driven to the wall with no other recourse, other than to take up arms to fight for their just rights in their own land and to safeguard what was left of it that was not grabbed illegally by the Sri Lankan state and Sinhalese colonization. The state sponsored anti Tamil July 1983 pogrom was the last straw. The Tamils political parties had failed or could not gain anything due majoritarian Sinhalese Buddhist racism and Prapakaran and the LTTE was the only option left. This was the reason he and the LTTE were embraced by Tamils belonging to all classes, castes and religions(Hindu and Christian) . It was a mass movement that spread upwards and not the other way around.

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      On the other hand it is the Sinhalese elite, government, armed forces, police and politicians from all walks of life who are spreading Sinhalese racism and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism. It us a racist fascist movement that is deliberately spreading from the Sinhalese elite and classes to the masses to deliberately to retain power political and economic and this is the one that is ruining the country. The former is a reaction to the later, that started from independence. Learn to analyze properly instead of distorting the truth.

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      Rohan 25,
      “is he is daydreaming or again trying to justify what the racist Sinhalese state did to the Tamils?”
      IT IS THE LATTER!!!???
      WHAT GAVE LIFE TO PRABHAKARAN and LTTE is NOT the persuasion of the Upper Caste Tamils!!!???
      1. It is essentially, Lack of Employment Opportunities (Like Sinhalese Revolt 1970)
      2. Lack of Higher Educational Facilities or specifically Deprivation of SUCH due to STANDARDISATION, SECURITY FORCES and POLICE HARRASSMENT, of Innocent youth!!!???
      The government was totally ineffective, spending beyond their limits!! If the UF government was re-elected in 1977, instead of JRJ (with all the attendant ill-bodings people of all “walks of life” claim was due to JRJ), we would have seen Bankruptcy, back then, if not 1977, latest by 1980, and with attendant Starvation, Malnutrition and Deprivation, which was averted then!!!??? Thanks JRJ!!!???

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    There was never the imposition of political authority or supremacy of one caste by another.

    What Sinhalese did and are doing basically creates the anxiety of existential survival as people.

    The Sinhalese undestanding of Tamil caste is by their own caste hierarcy in whole life sphere.

    Among tamils, caste is most inluential in (private) culture and customs, where as in public life claiming anythig by caste

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    sorry, I accidentally posted without completing the sentence.

    is usually not tolerated, and frowned upon and those who do that would usually end up with no address (in colloquial language), of their identity and into the dustbin (of history, even in personal life).

    There have been and are instances where caste is used in local (political) issues, and even that is fading away, although personal caste prejudices remain.

    However, caste is irrelevant to the genocide of Tamils that Sinhalese have been committing.

    The (cunning) Sinhalese are even stealing Tamil New Year as theirs by deliberately publishing Sinhala and Hindu New Year as opposed to Tamil and Sinhala New Year.

    (Without Tamil astrological auspicious time, there is no New Year for Sinhalese.)

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      KA
      How Tamil is the Tamil New Year?
      Have you checked the names of the years in the 60 year cycle?
      All Sanskrit!

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        This is I think due to Sankritasation.

        However, there are still a few village-based Vaakkiya Panchangam experts left.

        This practice is purely Tamil – all of my family horoscopes are in pure Tamil, and so are all neighbors at the time.

        The practice of following auspicious time following the fall of New Year for cooking, starting work, etc. has been vanishing among Tamils, however, taking auspicious shower is strictly followed by most.

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      KA,
      “The (cunning) Sinhalese are even stealing Tamil New Year as theirs by deliberately publishing Sinhala and Hindu New Year as opposed to Tamil and Sinhala New Year.”
      It looks like the Thais, Sikhs, Bengalis, Malayalees, Punjabis, have also stolen it. You must protest vigorously.

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