20 October, 2017

Godahewa’s Speech At UNHRC: Truth Or Myth

By K. Anaga

Dr. Nalaka Godahewa’s speech, delivered at the 36th secession, of the UNCHR in Geneva, on 27th September 2017, as reported in various newspapers contain half truth and untruth. In short it is devoid of facts.

I would like to refer to some matters stated there in and give my views and clarification there to.

The Prominent Tamils

Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar was considered a ‘good bat’ by the then government for defensive batting, to distort facts to the world with regard to the discrimination heaped on the minorities in general and the Tamils in particular. This he did well to the satisfaction of his masters. However, Kadirgamar would have been respected by the Tamils too if he brought to light the problems faced by the Tamils as well, in the hands of the successive Sinhala Governments. Instead he was keen to satisfy the Sinhala people only. In appreciation, suggestions were made by certain individuals in the government to ‘appoint’ him as the Prime Minister. He was never a contender. He was only an intended contender, but tenderly dissuaded from doing so, because he was a Tamil. Mr. Kadirgamar, never had the capacity to fight his way through or demand, for fear of hurting the government.

Mr. K. Sripavan was a Chief Justice of the Country by fortuitous circumstances. The President and Prime Minister had to take oath under him due to the unfortunate situation created by the Rajapaksa government. Mr. Sripavan was a good choice as he would never have gone against the government’s thinking.

Mr. Indrajit Coomarasway appears to be good choice but what about his predecessor Mr. Arjun Mahendran? Mr. Mahendran was appointed as governor of the Central Bank, but it appears that the reigns were held by his friend the Prime Minister, which resulted in a pathetic situation.

Bar Association is not a government institution to talk high of Mr. Geoffery Alagaratnam’s appointment as its President.

Muthaiah Muralitharan’s world record was not bestowed by the government. It was an achievement by him through his efforts, supported by his team mates, especially by Arjuna Ranatunga. However, according to recent press report, moves are a foot to remove his name from the Pallekelle Stadium. Why?

The opposition leader Mr. Sambanthan took this position not by right. He was appointed by the government to shield them from the onslaught from the joint opposition. True to the government’s expectation Sambanthan is flirting with them, forgetting the purpose of his election by the Tamil people. He has amplified his faithfulness by his actions including the failure to attend the recent UNHCR secessions’ in Geneva for fear of antagonizing the government. Mr. Sampanthan. would have been very comfortable with Mr. Godahewa in Geneva, if he had gone there. In effect he is not a trustworthy leader of the opposition even for the Sinhalese.

It will be waste of time to write about the private companies who have grown up on their own despite obstacles placed by the government. Most of these companies were remnants of the British Companies. Due to sheer hard work they have been able to continue successfully. Nevertheless it may be prudent for people like Mr. Godahewa to analyze and ascertain the ethnicity of the senior executive staff in these so called Tamil Companies.

One swallow doesn’t make a summer.

National Flag

In the national flag, the Sinhalese are not represented by the maroon back ground but by the Lion holding the sword and the four Bow Leaves in the four corners The Srilanka flag was originally designed only with a lion and the sword in the flag. However, when the Tamils and the Muslims protested, they were given two stripes (Popularly referred to as amude). You will note that the sword held by the Lion is pointed at the Strips as a warning to the Tamils and the Muslims. The need to give recognition to the minorities in the National flags of other countries did not arise as their National Flags did not depict any ethnic divide. In the recent past too there were moves to erase the strip and sing the national anthem in Sinhala only.

Thesavalamai

Thesavalami does not prevent any Srilankans buying land in Jaffna. This is deliberate misrepresentation of facts. Please refer the article written by Mr. Vivekanadan under the caption “The Myths and Misconception of the Thesawalmai Law” which appeared in the Sunday Times of 30th.January 2015. Notwithstanding this, Thesawalamai is a proof of an existence of a separate Kindom.

Further, please note that the Tamils are not opposed to Sinhalese buying properties in the North and East individually. But, they naturally fear the state aided colonization so as to change the texture of the existing population, which was the hallmark of DS. Senanayake. This was/is continued unabatedly by others, with the ulterior motive of reducing the Tamil representation in the Parliament and elsewhere. Even a part of the 75% of the population colonizing the 25% of population may result in completely destroying the identity of the Tamils.

Caste System

Caste system prevailed not only in Jaffna but almost all parts of Srilanka and Asia. Even among the Sinhalese caste system prevails. Karavas, Goviyas, Dhobis etc. Late Mr. CP de Silva, Mr. Colvin R de Silva and even the late President Premada suffered immensely because of their caste. In fact, subtle efforts were made by the so-called high caste MP’s to prevent Premadasa becoming the president. It is said that Premadas lived in constant fear of being ousted by his own party men, because of his caste. If you will go through the matrimonial pages in the press, you will see the caste being mentioned as Karawas, Goviyas, Bodu Govi etc. as a prerequisite.

Sinhala Only

Mr. SWRD.Bandaranaike, advocated Sinhala Only as the official language. This was the breaking point. This was the beginning of the end of the cordiality, between the Sinhala and Tamil people. The UNP too supported it. Even the LSSP stalwart Colvin R de Silva who once stated “two languages one nation and one language two nations” subsequently caved in and supported the Sinhala only act and Buddhism be given the foremost place. If the discrimination was a myth why was it necessary for Bandaranaike and Dudly to enter into pact with Chelvanayakam, at different times and later unilaterally abrogate the pact? Is it because the discrimination had ended?

Blood Donation

It is an outright lie to say that that the blood bank in Jaffna would have gone dry if not for the blood donation made by the Sinhala soldiers. It is another publicity stunt to artificially enhance value of the army to be stationed in Jaffna. It is a shame to say that the army donated blood during the war. Only the army was able to move about in Jaffna during the war freely. Naturally, they may have donated blood at the Jaffna hospitals, to assist the injured soldiers. Logically the injured terrorist would not have been there. The donation of blood by 200 soldiers was a good move, but it was not due to the refusal of Tamils to donate blood but due to the soldiers wishing to donate blood and publicize it for political reasons. The press report on this matter was clarified by the hospital.

Thanks to Prabaharn the caste system in Jaffna has been kept at bay. Today no one is prevented from entering the Hindu temples, or restaurants or schools. In fairness to The Tamil Christians, it must be said that they never prevented any one from entering their Churches or schools.

Terrorism

Sri Lanka, you say has wiped out terrorism but who was responsible for its creation? A mass hysteria was created by the government by introducing the standardization of marks for the university entrant’s examination, which resulted in the Tamil boys/girls being pushed to the wall resulting in the younger generation taking up arms. Even the parents could not control their children. War may be over! But has the reason for the war eliminated?.

Public Documents

All public documents carry both Sinhala and Tamil Languages it is said. Please go to police stations and try to make an entry in Tamil. I was at the Traffic Court No7 recently to assist a friend. I was called upon to sign a bond in support of my friend. The bond document was in Sinhala only. Neither Tamil nor English documents were available. Hence I was reluctant to sign this document as I did not understand Sinhala. But, if I did not sign the bond my friend would have been in great difficulties. Hence, I had to sign the document to assist my friend; despite the fact my knowledge of Sinhala is questionable.

In the Sunday Times of 1st October 2017 carried a news item which states “the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week charged that the Ministry of Education (MOE) from the beginning of this year failed to issue circulars in Tamil language to schools”. This situation has been prevailing for quite some time.

Development Funds

The development funds diverted to the north and east are a drop in the ocean. It is an eye-wash, to cheat the north/east population and the world. If the government can release acres and acres of land held by the army, the people there can look after themselves and mitigate their sufferings to a great extent.

The JVP detainees were been released by JR without hesitation, but why not the Tamil detainees? Why is the government reluctant to allow free flow of funds from Diaspora through recognized Banks to organizations involved in helping the Tamils?

Discrimination in Dealing with the Dead

Even in death there is discrimination. When the beauty queen from Hambantota, Prema Manamperi was raped and murdered during the JVP ‘insurrection’, the army men responsible for it was taken to task and punished. Of course, the then CMU leader late Bala Tampoe sphere headed the agitation successfully to ensure justice, But what a about Isai Priya the TV presenter of the north during the war, who was raped and killed by the army at the end of the war. She was paraded naked like Premawathi Manamperi and tortured, but no action has been taken. Why?

Constitution

You may have enough and more constitutional provisions with regard to language rights, but is it being implemented?  Marriage certificates and death certificates are invariably issued in Sinhala and the Tamils have to go behind sworn translators for translations. Even when a few of the public documents are in Sinhala and Tamil there are no officers who understand Tamil in most places. Try your luck at the post offices to send registered letters addressed in Tamil and you will realize the difficulties.  Almost all the Commercial Banks both private and government has various different accounts titled in Sinhala only. No translation is provided- only transliteration is given. In Canada all public documents are in English and French.  All items put out for sale has to carry labels in both languages. What is the difficulty in doing so here?  The Canadian embassy in Srilanka greets you in both languages (English and French) when called .I understand that the Canadian government funds the implementation of the language policy to a certain extent in Srilanka.

Thank You.

Finally, Dr. Godaheva needs to be thanked for prompting a reply with observations/clarifications for the Sinhala people to understand the trials and tribulation under gone by the Tamils at every turn. Facts are sometimes stranger than fiction.

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    Excellant piece of truth!

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    This writer Discuss the Descrimination committed by Sinhalese. He may be not even born when Tamils dominated the country and the Sinhala people. What Godahewa said is absolute truth but he is late by few years.. If he had the guts like others to get permission from Mahindaand Gota to say all these few years back most accusation now directed at Sinhalese should have never surfaced.
    The write talk about Sinhala only billin 1956 but never mentioned why it was necessary to allow an official status to Sinhala Language. At the time SWRDagreed to make Sinhala as the Official language over 200,000 Sinhala youth who passed SSC (Sinhala) examination was unemployed as GOVERNMENT CLERICAL examination required a English SSC certificate, and 95% of the positions were occupied by Tamils as Jaffna had 13 High Schools teaching students in English. Colombo district had 12 High schools including Hindu College as well as other Christian schools teaching in English. But poor Sinhalese from the South had three Schools. Char Asoka, Mahinda and Richmond for over 4 million people. If Sinhala was not made theOfficial language the fight for descrimination should have taken place in 1958. Standardisation was created my then Muslim Education Minister when majority of Tamils had a better standard in Education.
    Royal, St Thomas, StPeters, St Geoseph and Hindu College were accomodating Tamils who lived in Colombo and 13 High Schools in Jaffna was providing English education, but in South not a SINGLE politician raised their voice against the inclusion of Galle District for this standardisation. In 1956 when I join the PWD 95% Engineers, Overseers and Clerkswere Tamils and we were treated as third class citizens.
    Before you accuse Sinhalese check who held the topmost positions in Health, Police, Army Navy and all other government departments to check how Tamils dominated the SL government. Sinhala only did the change as those who passed Sinhala SSC entered the government clerical examination and Tamil domination was curtailed. Till1972 Tamils dominated the public service (I left SL in 1972) and stillTO DAY Paskaralingam and the Tamil Daispora control this government.
    I thank Godahewa for raising these facts even though it is few years late for people to get some knowledge about Tamil discrimination of Sinhala people.

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      Dr Upasiri De Silva,

      Are you trying to say that Tamils governed the nation during the period of 1500 to 1947? It is true that there was a great gap in the proportion of people who had higher education and employment. That is not the fault of Tamils. British handed over the government to Sinhalese, not to the Tamils. The Sinhalese leadership who took the power are from rich, educated Sinhalese families and it is their failure to put the pressure on the British rulers and to encourage Sinhalese to study and get the employment on merit basis. It is Tamils discriminated Sinhalese, it is your Sinhalese masters discrimnated poor Sinhalese. I don’t know where did you learn discrimination and punishing Tamils is the only way to reduce the gap between poor and rich or uneducated and educated.

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        Is it a Sinhalese fault that British favoured the Tamils because they were the minority? Don’t Sinhalese have any right to remedy the injustice done to them by the British?

        Further, if Tamils were able to learn and work in English; why can’t they learn Sinhala instead? Tamils inablity to learn Sinhala is not a problem of Sinhalese people.

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          During the British colonial rule, they preferred the English educated Jaffna Tamils not only in the Ceylon Civil Service but also in British held Malaysia and Singapore due to their hard work (their work ethic ‘Work is Worship’), discipline, and loyalty. English was the administrative language of the country before 1956 and those who excelled in English (Ceylon Tamils) occupied high positions in the Ceylon Civil Service and in British held Malaysia and Singapore.

          Even today everybody need English, each and every Sri Lankan will learn English if he/she can afford. Tamil is also a language spoken in several parts of the world from West to East. Tamil is not only one of the ancient languages in the world but it is also a classical language spoken by 80 million people around the world. It is spoken by a large number of Tamils in the West, in some parts of Africa, India, Sri Lanka and the Far-East. Even if you go to the mid-east without any knowledge of English, you can still survive if you know Tamil.

          In Sri Lanka, the Majority language spoken by Tamils & Muslims in the North & East (former Tamil kingdom) is Tamil. Sinhala is ONLY spoken in some parts of Sri Lanka (not the whole country) by 70% of the Sri Lankan population (Sinhalese). In Sri Lanka, the Majority language in the South, West and Central is Sinhala but if we take the world, Sinhala is a minority language not known to many (somewhat similar to a tribal language). How will anybody expect the Tamil speaking North & East to accept/learn a good for nothing Sinhala language (only spoken in some parts of Sri Lanka) as their official language?

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          Now, Tamils have no jobs, 99% of military force, police force are Sinhalese. So, now it is time to make Tamil only Srilanka. At least 25% of the high ranking military officers should be a Tamil or Muslim. 25% of Ministers, Head of Departments etc.etc should be Tamil. How about this arrangement?
          The govt must have a right to eliminate the gap between poor and rich. Policies should have developed for both poor Sinhala and Tamil people to get education and employment opportunities rather than language and race based discriminative policies. If Tamils can study English, Why couldn’t Sinhalese study English. If DS senanayake familiy, SWRD Family, JR Jeyawardena Family can study English, why can’t other Sinhalese study English? British ruled this country since 1833 to 1947. Sinhalese ruled this country for just 70 years and how can you expect Tamils to study Sinhala within a year compared to Sinhalese couldn’t study English or Tamil over 100 years? Is it anything to do with IQ?

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            Ajith,
            Soon there won’t be a language call Tamil in Tamil Nadu, because Hindi medium schools are mushrooming all over Tamil Nadu.

            Why would Sinhalese learn Tamils??? they don’t seek employment in Tamil Nadu.

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              Johnny English Baby

              “Why would Sinhalese learn Tamils??? they don’t seek employment in Tamil Nadu.”

              Are you stupid or what? Any intellectual exercise should also include learning other languages as many as possible. You think the minorities should have learnt Sinhala why? Simply you are too stupid to learn Sinhala language you want others to learn it for you.

              You will never know when you are going back to your ancestral homeland in South India, looking for greener pastures. There are a few Sinhala speaking people who have already sought employment in India. There has been lots of migration from North of India to the South.

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                NV,
                “There are a few Sinhala speaking people who have already sought employment in India. “
                It is more like a few hundred, and growing.

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                  old codger

                  “It is more like a few hundred, and growing.”

                  True.
                  However the Seemans, Sathiarajs, Vaiko, ….. copy cat Tamil nationalists, are active in attacking individual civilian Sinhalese travelling in Tamil Nadu.

                  When you see them again could you ask them to shut up as Chief Minister justice C V Wigneshwaran demanded a few years ago.

                  If they were genuinely concerned about the war and their brethren they should have left their shores in millions and reached here to kick the s**t out of every war criminal.

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                “You will never know when you are going back to your ancestral homeland in South India, looking for greener pastures.”

                The way India/Tamil Nadu is developing (with IT technology and big industries for car manufacturing, etc.) and turning into an economic boom, I am sure very soon India/Tamil Nadu will start recruiting Sinhala women as House maids and cleaners and pay a better wage than the Arabs. Don’t you think it is better for Sinhala-Buddhist women to work as cleaners in Buddha’s land for a better wage than in Arab land?

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                  no we will send our estate sellamas and war widows in North

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            ” At least 25% of the high ranking military officers should be a Tamil or Muslim. 25% of Ministers, Head of Departments etc.etc should be Tamil. How about this arrangement?”
            No, quotas are not necessary. Any qualified SRI LANKAN able to do the job should be hired. Ethnic ratios will work themselves out according to ability.

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          Shenal,
          No, of course there was never any discrimination against Tamils . That is why there was no war and no suicide bombers or refugees. It was all disinformation by the Tamil-owned media.
          From 1948 to 1956, when Tamils and Burghers were running the administration, Police, Forces, plantations, Railways, etc, we can remember how bad the situation was. There were thousands of graduates without jobs , millions of Sinhala Buddhist women in Saudi Arabia, 300,000 idling in the armed forces, a million able-bodied three wheeler drivers ,and bread was more expensive than cigarettes.
          So the great SWRD had to usher in a Sangha-veda- guru revolution.
          Yes, yes, dear Shenal, how much better off we are now, eh?
          I am so happy there is at least one person of your calibre on this forum!

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            Why should Tamils and Burghers run the administration in a country where 80% is more than Sinhalese? Why? Is not that minority rule over majority?

            The Sinhalese took the correct decision to solve it. The rest of the problems and economic issues resulted due to UNP policies with lack of foresight

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              Sachoo,
              If all had the same abilities, that would be OK. But, given a level playing field, the minorities are better at everything than the Sinhalese. That’s why you took away the level playing field.
              Look at the West . Tamil immigrants are all over the BBC, CNN, Pepsi Cola, Google, etc. Any Sinhalese?

              Look at India. The number of Sikhs in the Army is out of proportion to the population. The diplomatic service is full of Keralites.
              Go even to Pettah and see. Why are all the rice and onion merchants Tamils /Sindhis, etc even after Mrs.B’s effort to wipe them out? Sheer ability, Mr.Sach, sheer ability.
              Please tell your lazy relatives to do what they are best at. That will definitely solve the coconut crisis.

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        Dr. Upasiri,
        When non-Sinhalese, due to their inborn abilities, were a majority in government service, the country was run much better than today. There was an economic surplus, and there were no idle freeloaders in govt. departments.
        Different races have different abilities, due to genetics and the way they are trained from infancy.
        Tamils are thrifty and good at business and routine office work.
        Indian Tamils are very good plantation labour.
        Muslims are VERY good at business. They don’t look for govt. jobs.
        Burghers are educated,straightforward incorrupt characters.
        Sinhala Buddhists are …………….?

        Please tell us, doctor.

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          The non Sinhalese were not a majority in government service..why should they form a majority in a country where Sinhalese are 75%? What is this need of yours to control others?
          Sinhala Buddhists did every other job..There was no economic prosperity ever when Tamils were part of our government. what we did was transfer our prosperity to Brits….And tamils did the accounting task for that.

          At independance Sinhalese held 96% of the business power in SL. it was the open economy policies of JR that created a Muslim business class ( depended on imports)

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            Sachoo,
            ‘The non Sinhalese were not a majority in government service.”
            Dr. Upasiri himself says that Tamils were the majority in the PWD where he worked in the 50’s. Were you even born then to know better?
            Your problem is that you can’t admit that they ran the country better.
            “There was no economic prosperity ever when Tamils were part of our government. “
            If a positive balance of payments is not economic prosperity, then what is, in your opinion?
            There were no Sri Lankan slaves in ME in the 50’s.
            MP’s were not allowed to bloat the govt. service with idiots.
            There was no CPC, but petrol was cheap.
            Food was cheap even though it was imported.
            Air Ceylon was a local airline and didn’t lose billions.
            What more do you want??????

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      Well said Dr . Upasiri. Sinhalese are discriminated in their own country by recently arrived minorities with the help of colonial masters.

      Tamil elites tried to over throw Sirimawo’s government and attempted assassinate Sirimawo.

      What indigenous Sinhalese are unaware is that Tamils and Muslims govern Sri Lanka from BEHIND the curtains.

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        Johnny English baby

        “Sinhalese are discriminated in their own country by recently arrived minorities with the help of colonial masters.”

        Sometimes you type sense and sometimes you live in a parallel Utopian universe. Of course Sinhalese are being discriminated by their own people especially those arrived here recently and converted to Sinhala Buddhism. According to some reports the Rajapaksa clan came to this island only a few hundred years ago. Not only the clan converted to Sinhala/Buddhism but also captured absolute power.

        Did Rajapaksa clan share their wealth with rest of the Sinhalese? Incidentally it would be many months before the whole truth would be discovered as to how they accumulated so much wealth.

        You should invite the clan to share their ill gotten wealth with Sinhalese.

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        You are admitting that Tamils. And Muslims are far more inteligent than the sinhalese as we. govern the country behind the curtains.

        Why then should the Tamils ask for a separate state or devolution and why should the Muslims live in fear if we do govern the country

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          I am not questioning any one intelligence. what I am saying is since 1956, Sinhala politicians are braindead chicken. they do not have vision. they just bend for votes. Muslims are asking for their own country every where in the world. Tamils were subservient to english. they got rights from sinhala politicians who bend for votes. Muslims are there to islamize the country. Ve, Ghanasara is talking the visible truth. Youy muslims may scare him now. but, there will be a time, sinhala people go against you wahabis.

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            Jimsofty.

            I did not respond to you. My response was to John. Unless you are John as well.

            I am also not questioning any ones intelligence. But when some one comments like:
            “What indigenous Sinhalese are unaware is that Tamils and Muslims govern Sri Lanka from BEHIND the curtains”

            Then we have to assume that the commentator willingly , unwillingly or in pure stupidity is praising the Tamils and Muslims for their intelligence to govern the country behind the curtains.

            Your response further re enforces the same thing. You yourself are admitting that “Sinhala politicians are braindead chicken” . So these braindead chicken would have received the majority of votes from whom? The braindead voters?

            I agree they don’t have vision similar to the majority of voters themselves. “They just bend for votes” Yes an intelligent politician does not have to bend to anyone to get votes.

            “Tamils were subservient to English”. Not only Tamils but Sinhalese and Muslims were too subservient to English.

            I don’t know how Muslims are Islamizing the country but I know you would have a lot theories.

            Ve Ghanasara was the one who said that Muslims are selling underpants which miraculously was preventing Sinhalese women having children or the free sweets that were being distributed were doing the same.

            “Sinhala people go against you wahabis” Once again it raises the question of intelligence here. How did you assume that I was a Wahhabi?

            As you have correctly stated that the Sinhala politicians are braindead chicken,they don’t have vision they will bend themselves to get votes. So they would do any thing and say anything to get the majority of votes and the easiest way to get votes is to play the race and religious card to braindead voters

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      The so called “divide-and-rule policy of the British” did not favour any Tamils. It only favoured the Sinhalese who were collaborating with the British (known as Kalu Suddo). You do not need any education and research capability to understand the behaviours and cultural differences of two different races in a country. Just by living with both of them for a certain amount of period (few years) and some intelligence/common sense is more than enough. For example, it did not take mush time for the Colonial rulers to identify the Sinhalese as foolish and lazy people only good at eating Kavum. They did not say the same to Tamils or Muslims because the Tamils were clever, ready to learn, industrious, honest and hardworking (the Tamil work ethics – work is worship). The Muslims were also honest and very good at business and trading. On the other hand, the Sinhala race was very lazy, violent, racist, hateful, jealous and mean spirited. This is the reason why, when it came to white collar jobs in the Ceylon Civil Service the colonials gave preference to Ceylon Tamils of North and East. The Tamils were holding top positions in the government service whereas the Sinhalese were working as peons and drivers. Like what Soulbury says, the English were jealous of the Scots, the lazy Sinhalese were jealous of the hardworking Tamils and Muslims. The so called Sinhala leaders (the Sinhala Kalu Suddhas) such as Senanayakes, Jayawardanes, Bandaranakakes, Wijayawardenas, Kothalawelas and many others licked the bottoms of the British Suddas and got the whole country including the Tamil homeland as one unit (on a platter) without sheding any blood, sweat or tears. In 1948, the British handed over the entire country to the Sinhalese with the second highest GNP per capita in Asia and where is Sri Lanka today? It is like giving a beautiful flower garland to a group of monkeys.

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        “When the British gave the country to the Sinhalese in 1948, Sri Lanka was the second highest GNP per capita in Asia”

        But today it is one of the worst, the Sinhala-Buddhist leaders have brought down Sri Lanka to a 3rd world poor begging nation and a pariah state.

        If not for the British who built the highways, railways, schools, universities, hospitals and so on, the great Sinhala-Buddhist nation will be wearing amude, chewing bulath (betal) and travelling in Gon Karatte (Bullock Carts), gobbling Veda-Mahathaya’s guli, studying at the Pirivena (temple schools), and holding a Pandama.(Koppara Lamp) in the night.

        If not for our stupid Sinhala-Buddhist politicians who got rid of English and brought ‘Sinhala Only’, most of our men and women would have gone to Europe, USA, Canada or Australia as Professionals such as Nurses, school teachers, and so on but with no proper English education (Sinhala only) the majority of them have no choice other than Middle East for menial jobs, and they are our main foreign exchange earners. The economy (earnings) of Sri Lanka depends mainly on this slave trade, exporting the Sri Lankan women (mostly Sinhalese) as House Maids, Janitors/Cleaners and Nannies to the Arab world, selling them for just a few hundred US dollars a month, to be exploited, abused, raped and humiliated.

        Instead of being proud, the Sinhala-Buddhist should feel greatly embarrassed and deeply humiliated. What is there to be proud of claiming to be a sub-human (semi- beast), a product of bestiality? There is nothing to be brave of being a Lion. The male lion is a lazy animal, it is the lioness who goes hunting, risking its life to bring home the food. No wonder the Sinhala men do the same, send their women to the Mid-East to earn the daily bread.

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        The Tamils were selected for civil service by the Brits the same way they were taken from TN as slaves around the world, be it SL, Mauritios or Fiji…Tamils were good slaves to the Brits…

        Sinhalese did not want to become slaves to others in their own country. Tamils did not have such honor..understandable given this is not their country.

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      Dear Dr. Upasiri De Silva

      It is disappointing when educated individuals try to justify the racist policies of our country no less than by individuals who have left these shores for greener pastures to other countries.
      First and foremost, I would like to know, were the Tamils given Jobs because they were Tamils or did they merit those Jobs?
      You have given us reasons why the Sinhala Only was necessary. You mention that “200,000 Sinhala youth who passed SSC (Sinhala) examination was unemployed as GOVERNMENT CLERICAL examination required a English SSC certificate”. Here you do not mention the unemployed in other races at that time and further when the GOVERNMENT CLERICAL examination required an English SSC certificate what prevented these youths in obtaining an English SSC certificate? You do mention that there were only 3 English schools in the south so why weren’t the other schools teaching in English?
      But even with the introduction of Sinhala Only giving the Sinhalese an easy path to gain higher education and government employment the Sinhalese youth staged and insurgency against the then government. Why was that?
      Sinhala Only created a situation where the government had to provide jobs to the Sinhalese forcing the government to overemploy in the government service and further come up with various institutions which did not provide any long term economic benefit to the country but to provide employment.
      This has led to a situation where today we have 15 government servants per citizen. But the service provided is plagued with ineptitude, inefficiencies, corruption, and huge losses to the country.

      Continued……..

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          Dr. Upasiri de Silva

          Brilliant
          Thanks
          Keep up your good work.

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        The issue was not Sinhala only policy ( swabhasha policy) but the governments coming to power kept on giving the foremost place to English.

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      Who is going to pay for these losses? 70% of these losses will be borne by the Sinhalese and the rest by the minorities.
      Sinhala Only was implemented as a racist and chauvinist policy but it is my opinion that the biggest losers of this policy were the Sinhalese themselves. The Majority of Sinhalese would rather have education in English which would allow them more flexibility and more opportunities.
      If we compare our situation with Singapore, Singapore had more problems than Sri Lanka at the time of independence.
      Singapore implement a meritocracy system, continued with English and implemented policies and programs which helped it to become a 1st world country in a matter of 10 years from independence. Policies were implemented, even if it was not popular with the public based on long term vision and what benefitted the country as a whole rather than what would benefit the Majority.

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      Dr. Upasiri De Silva

      “He may be not even born when Tamils dominated the country and the Sinhala people.”

      Good doctor, could you tell us about how the Tamils dominated the country and the Sinhalese people?

      Even the Public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala recommended Pon Ramanathan represented Sinhalese leaders who committed crime against Muslims in 1915.

      Look at it this way if you are indeed a medical doctor, I wouldn’t consult you even if I am seriously unwell, not because you are Sinhalese but for the simple reason you are not telling the truth.

      “The write talk about Sinhala only billin 1956 but never mentioned why it was necessary to allow an official status to Sinhala Language. “

      You have big problems yourself. I very much worry as to how you managed to get your qualification with limited ability to rationally think. There is something known as right and wrong.

      Upasiri man

      Let’s start at the very beginning
      A very good place to start
      When you read you begin with
      අ, ආ, ඇ, ඈ, ඉ, ඊ……………………….
      A-B-C-D-………………………………
      அ, ஆ, இ, ஈ, ………………
      अ, आ, इ, ई, उ, ऊ……………..
      I am sorry I am unable to show you the earliest Brahmi alphabets.

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    Shouldn’t Nalaka Godahewa be behind bars for misappropriation of SEC funds?? He authorized transfer of funds from the fess fund for political activities similar to Sil clothes case.

    Also Colombo businessmen had a field day under his watch during his term at SEC.

    When are we going to hold public officials accountable for their actions?

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    I do not know the motives of Nalaka Godaheva. IT looks he sold himself for some money. there is another side to everything he has said. I know how the western countries maintain the White hegemony all over their society, how everything else shared by the immigrents who hold the pillars of their economy. Nalaka godaheva simply should not be allowed to become a parliamentarian if this is some cncerted effort by some group or if simply he sold himself to some special-interest groups.

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    What a load of bullshit. Isipriya was a terrorist. Terrorists don’t get the privilages of the citizens. This is the norm all around the world.

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      Rubbish. In a democracy, everybody, even terrorists, rapists & murders are entitled to a fair hearing & punishment according to the laws of the land. Kangaroo courts & vigilantism exist only in lawless societies, dictatorships & terror organizations.

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        Raj,
        Democracy is the biggest bullsh1t in 21st century, it is proven unpractical.

        Americans have a saying in regard to terrorism- “You don’t negotiate with terrorists, you put them out of business, period.”

        Sri Lanka didn’t have laws to deal with absolutely barbaric LTTE kallathoni terrorists, so they had to make- on the spot instant laws as they went along :)

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        Raj: It is funny. In a democracy terrorists, rapists, murderers (are you talking about that vithya girl killing ?) gets a fair hearing. ………….. but, in the same democracy those who got rid of terrorists should be prosecuted. Politicians who saved that girl killing are still outside. Is that the Tamil human rights and democracy.

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      Shenali the very stupid

      “Terrorists don’t get the privilages of the citizens. “

      Oh no, some get best state treatment and some don’t.

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        if the terrorists dance to our tune and terrorise our enemies…yes we treat them well….:D prob with that? we dont care!

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    Excellent piece: exposing each and every acts against the Tamils: It is a shame to Sri Lanka even the educated Sinhalese intellectuals are racist and does support the genocide of Tamils. But this will come to and end. Every action [good or bad] will have a reaction soon.
    Now Sri Lanka is on UN/International radar for it war crimes, crimes against humanity etc.
    The lists goes long and reports mounting; Now the Genocide of Tamils is exposed to the world.
    here are some GENOCIDE OF TAMILS IN SRI LANKA
    https://www.academia.edu/29486541/Importance_of_an_Independent_Homeland_for_Tamils_in_Sri_Lanka_Genocide_of_Tamils_in_Sri_Lanka
    https://www.academia.edu/30862240/UN_SYSTEM_OWES_SRI_LANKAN_TAMILS_REMEDIAL_JUSTICE
    https://www.academia.edu/34151481/SRI_LANKAS_CREDIBILITY_AND_UNS_RESPONSIBILITIES
    https://www.academia.edu/34202740/SRI_LANKAS_GENOCIDE_OF_TAMILS
    https://www.academia.edu/28419263/chemical_weapons_used_to_wipe_out_the_Tamils_in_Sri_Lanka

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      Sri Lanka has asked for tue names of the genocided Tamil people. Why has not anyone came forward to answer that question?

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        Shenali

        The state had at least three investigation in which victims kith and kin gave detailed evidence.

        When innocent civilians surrendered the state’s terror outfits recorded all those people’s details.

        If you genuinely want the details please contact those who were sitting on all those three commissions.

        Otherwise why don’t you try and pull your head wherever it is now, and see a world out side your universe?

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          No you are wrong. It is people like you who accuse the then Sri Lankan government with genocide that should produce the evidance for your allegations.

          Otherwise, we have to assume that you are lying.

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            Shenal,
            No, of course there was never any discrimination against Tamils . That is why there was no war and no suicide bombers or refugees. It was all disinformation by the Tamil-owned media.
            From 1948 to 1956, when Tamils and Burghers were running the administration, Police, Forces, plantations, Railways, etc, we can remember how bad the situation was. There were thousands of graduates without jobs ,a million Sinhala women in Saudi Arabia, 300,000 idling in the armed forces, a million able-bodied three wheeler drivers ,and bread was more expensive than cigarettes.
            So the great SWRD had to usher in a Sangha-veda- guru revolution.
            Yes, yes, dear Shenal, how much better off we are now, eh?
            I am so happy there is at least one person of your calibre on this forum!

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              Dear OC

              The uncompromising, half-wit Sinhala Buddhist extremists in this thread are either ignorant or avoid that seminal development where millions of Tamil people of this country – close to
              1/3rd of the entire population – were denied even a single Cabinet position in the Governments of SWRD, Mrs.B and others for nearly 10 years (1956-1965) by the Pan-Sinhala Govts of the time. This was calculated and deliberate communal politics with the blessings of the Mahanayakas. That is telling the Tamil people “to go to hell. We don’t care about you or what happens to you” It was left to the Dudley-JRJ Coalition regime of 1965 to appease the Tamil people and ensure India and the world there is at least a semblance of “political fairness” in them by appointing Senator M. Tiruchelvam QC of the FP in their Cabinet. Both, as you know, were established anti-Tamil men – one certainly much more than the other. VP and the lot were to come decades later by which time the anti-Tamil baggage had grown to shiploads level. That hatred and anti-Tamil venom was carried in a much larger measure by succeeding Sinhala generations till today.

              One hopes that the Sinhala Buddhist nation, controlled by the narrow Buddhist clergy, will at least now set right the wrong they influenced to commit 60 years ago. Of course, to this cabal one must also now include, like in the fastly disintegrating Pakistan, the Armed forces (and indeed the Sinhala-dominated Police) both of whose hands are soiled by the blood of multiple-thousands of innocent Tamils civilians from 1983/2009 onwards.

              R. Varathan

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                we are not sorry to shed the blood of our invaders. every nation should do that to protect their people…..

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                  Dear Kuveni,

                  You should have shed the blood of your invaders. Then your descendants would have ruled this country.

                  Nevertheless your curse is still working. No peace here.

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        Shenal

        Ask the Sri Lankan armed forces and three commissions which met and recorded evidence from victims and their kith and kin.

        If you desperately need the list please move your bum and do something about it.

        I am still trying to obtain copies of three commission reports which included 30,000 victims of state terrorism between 1987/90 and contains names of the victims as well as the perpetrators.

        Can you please get me copies of all three reports.

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    This NalaKA Godahewa is a full blood guy for Gotabaya camp. Whatever he has been uttering is supportive to them. But in many areas he can argue as to why for example srilanken airlines was made that bankrupt by Rajapakshe family. He talks high about Rajapakshe development projects, but never has been able to response as to why Rajapakshes abused that collossal sums of state funds for their OWN extravaganzas.
    I wonder the kind of men how they have worked for a doctorate ? Funny ?
    No matter entire nation would have been ruined, but to lick the balls of Rajaakshes is his stance. The kind of rural majority are those 5.8 millions of voters that voted for Rajapkshes.
    So, according to RTI, people should have the right to know how Rajapkshe men financed last MAY DAY Rally.
    There are thousands of allegations levelled at Rajapakshe of all kind sofar, keep calling them each to FCID or an yother investigative bodies, but these men would never ever raise the question why ? Their only way is to attack the current rulers for bond scam, which is one of the complicated issues in current context, and a speciall prez committiee is investigating it, while those billions of gaps that Rajapakshes created by not having proper management are still far from investigations.
    Media men dance to the tune of Rajapkshes else, they would have been caught by thuggery and revenges.
    All in all, so long Rajapakshe controll over the thugs and all kind of criminals in this country, which is one another world mediocrites have more place than any one else, this country the nation would not have the chance to raise thei rhead. That is the bitter reality.

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    More myth than the truth.

    Srilankens are fed with lies but blatant lies so long PVT media men would dance to the tunes of thugs.

    Who are these thugs – Rajaakshe led groups.

    Not just single one person, but Rajaapshe siblings are connected to any rural corners where the density of thugs are the highest. The uneducated rascals can sabotage anything in a country whose majority folks are the highly vulnerable target for the kind of vicious politicians. Those poor people would not have the knowledge to differentiate the good from bad- they just become easy prey if they would have been offered few roof sheets, sewing machines, sil cloths or even a bottle of arrack with a rice packet. Today the culture has been twisted in favour of thugs .
    In a country whose majority are proved to have the highest literacy rate and other social indicators being that high, to become easy prey of most abusive politicians can also be explaned by the believes on MYTHS by the majority of people. People are made to believe astrology and sorcery tricks even if they would have been offered many other options like going to psychologists or good doctors when they are sick. But they have been made vulnerable by poltiicians, having fed them with lies and wrong believes.
    Hakkediya and some others objects have been tooled to abuse the average mind set, the law and order seems to be not focusing on the issues.
    There are also ones who would go after any kind of MYTHS easily.
    Where there are such weaknesses, cruel politicians can score easily.

    THIS COUNTRY HAS MADE A SOMALIA WITHIN THE COUNTRY BY RAJAPAKSHE DYNASTIC POLITICS: THOSE MEN SUCH AS GODAHEWA ARE THE MAJORITY IN THIS COUNTRY: SADLY THEIR EYES ARE TURNED TO BLIND WITH THE FACTS AND FIGURES:

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    What a load of crap music to suit different situations. Competency is not discrimination. Today’s situation displays the quality of society produced as a result of giving the power to abuse the rights to rule as donkeys.

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    This moron Godaya should have been behind bars by now! Ranil is protecting the all the thieves of the former regime. Namal baba threatened a FCID Officer still no investigations. Again Baba defied a court order hambantota protest.

    This is a banana republic

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    Warning to K Anaga

    Government has provided translation in Tamil in certain cases. Do you know how ? Go to Homagama Courts premises and look for “men ” toilet but for god sake do not enter because it is a “ladies ” toilet but the translation in Tamil says “men”.

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      In fact the same situation prevails in the Colombo Law Society part of lawyers cloak room toilets.
      A lawyer from the North or East who may not be familiar with the Official Language risks accidentally opening the wrong door.

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        Uthungan,
        Those of who can’t speak the native language Sinhala are not Sri Lankans.

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          John

          When did the native Tamils of Tamil Eelam (North & East) call themselves Sri Lankans? The native Tamils who were once known as Ceylon Tamils never call themselves Sri Lankans because they have their own native Tamil land known as Tamil Eelam where Sinhala is NEVER spoken. They Only speak their native language Tamil in their native North & East.

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            And why does so called Tamil eelam has had no history? Why is its most venerated kovil built by a Sinhalese king? Why do place names of Jaffna have Sinhala origin? ………..You did not have anything..you are dead poor when it comes to heritage in SL

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              Sach,
              What Sinhala heritage are you talking about? Is it because you have so much culture that you send your wives and daughters to be laid by Arabs? Then you spend all your time bashing the Muslims who pay your women?
              Ha ha ha what a great culture!!!!!!!

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          John
          Who complained about speaking native languages ?
          Impossible to deal with with illiteracy and idiocy!

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          Johnny English Baby

          “Those of who can’t speak the native language Sinhala are not Sri Lankans.”

          Those of who can’t speak the native Veddah language don’t belong to this island. Please go away, back to South India.

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    This guy Godahewa is a fraud.He is already charged for siphoning out something like Rs:5 million during his Securities and Exchange Commission days.
    His written presentation at Geneva is a Textbook case of suppressing the Truth and Projecting the False.
    The last resort of a Humbug [or is it Scoundrel?] is to pose off as a Nationalist!

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      He is no BETTER to that Gewindu Kumarasinghe. These men have been vaccinated by extremism from childhood on.
      Who on the earth would say, Rajapakshe woudl have been the best leader, but these men do.
      What kind of doctorates these men to earned is a greater question tom e.
      That man with a BED PAN STYLE mouth piece – Bandula Gunawardhana too belong to the very category.
      All these men pollute lanken society more than those garbage dumps would do.
      I think if the police would not be able to control the actions of the kind of men, even putting them in jails forever, can relieve the nation for sure.

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        Bandula Gunawardhana was seen as one another nitwit at the time Rajathuma was in power. So wasudewas turning out to be vasidewa. All in all, they had just been enjoying their perks only. Today bunch of them are so virulent to utter lies and spread them not being able to digest the progress.

        Today minister of education does his job
        Minister of defence does his job
        Minister of finance does his job
        Minister of religious affair does his job
        and and..
        But all these were taken over and made their famliy business at the time, Rajano was in power.

        Was that overlooked by PUNNAKKU EATERS. I think far poor Ethiopians should be doing well.

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    Muthaiah Muralitharan’s world record was not bestowed by the government. It was an achievement by him through his efforts, supported by his team mates, especially by Arjuna Ranatunga. However, according to recent press report, moves are a foot to remove his name from the Pallekelle Stadium. Why?

    Yes the shorties name should be removed from all over the world because he was a Rajapaksa lackey.
    Guess what he told the Journo at Channel 4 during CHOGM time.

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      What a logic everyone denies the supposedly genocide of the Tamils are liars. But the rest who beileves and accuse the government are telling the truth. Can you tell me the basis for your conclution?

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      Max,

      indulgency is incurable. Like 9 out of 10 would go after Hakkgediya thinking that would bring luck to them regardless of their abusive mindset, you would continue licking the balls of most abusive men, even as a senior man.
      Please listen to that 82 year old Buddhadasa the oldest lanken mayor in Kaduwela. Max he can teach you lot.
      He at once calls that Buruwanse is no good to this society. Wimal is proved to be daylight migel at night daniel type.
      He revealed the bugger is against SAITM or any other pvt colleges but has sent his own blood to CHINESE prestigous colleges for higher education.
      You guys have been abused as NEW YORKER prostitutes have been treated in that part of the world.

      You will never see it right man – I can t imagine how you go through as a senior man.

      We can tolerate UNLERNT men to back Rajapakshes, but you guys to be part of them is a curse to this nation. Shameless gene should have been inherited from your own people.
      These we see, as unforgivable.

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      max
      Have you gone mad again?
      Anyhow thanks, brilliant and keep up your good job.

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    K. Anaga reports ~ “Dr. Nalaka Godahewa’s speech, delivered at the 36th secession, of the UNCHR in Geneva, on 27th September 2017, ………….contain half truth and untruth. In short it is devoid of facts…..”,
    If “facts only” are presented, then it becomes 100% truth
    UN has always been a forum for part-truths. For example the genocide of Rohingyas is termed “text-book ethnic cleansing by UN!
    By now it should be clear that the language/religion divide was created and exploited by politicians to enhance their personal wealth. We were promised roads paved with gold nuggets – instead over a million Lankans are slaving in Mideast.
    Ananga has brought out some truths. Full truths cannot be listed in an article.

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    Germany’s Pogroms: Samuel Malli, According BBC, West Germany has thousands of hard core Tigers within the country posing as refugees, and they have become a big threat to its security. I sympathize with the Germans because we know how dangerous they are and how prone the are to the disease of biting the hands that feed them. They are very inventive too. Everyone knows that they developed the explosive kit for suicide bombers. Hope you and our other friends would be safe from these pogroms and the Tigers too.

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      Just because Germany fought wars, you cant brand them even today to be racists. I work with Germans, Americans, Japanese and several other EU countries in Europe. Germans are very blunt when it goes with their work. And also they are more sensitive and honest ( I am talking about today s Germans) than Amerians. I happened to travel to the US few weeks ago, there i got to know most of them talk to you but none of them can be serious. That is their culture up there. Taxi driver to prof, they talk a lot.
      And let me remind you few facts. At the time, Tsunami broke out, millions of Euro poured to the country from Germany.Even today, there are over 80 tamils living Germany whose second generations have been doing well as any other nationalites. My being is different, I got my education in Switzerland and moved to Germany early 2000 and have since then been living here for my employers want me to work with them.
      Earlier I thought with the dawn of an era Rajapakshe rascals are no longer there, the moon would have been permanently brighting in the country, but today I feel it is no politicians, average mind set needs to change if at all nation want to rise their head.

      You have no whatsoever idea about Germany Mr Rodrigo. In srilanka, we have lot more barbarians than in Germany. AFD is on a rise in the country with 13% of them have been elected by former east german electrorates. But majority vehemently stand against them.
      In current context, if AFD woudl have been tolerant enough they would have been easy candidates for the coalition build up, since they have become the 3 force in the country.
      But Dr Merkel or any other parties would not like to join hand with them.
      Is this the case in Srilanka ?
      Over 5.8 Million out of vote eligible people are pro Rajapakshes. Who are Rajaakshes ? They are born barbarians that would destroy even own folks if they are to strugle for power. Gotabaya s abusiveness is becoming today, as MR had been under threat of GR then. Like Idiamine, GR would even eat human flesh to prove his ablities. We remember the brutal riots in ALuthgama on Muslim SRILANKENs or not ?

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    Chelvanayagam was terrible casteist, he was offended when a LOW CASTE TAMIL AIR HOSTESS severed him on the plane.

    There are Tamil medium schools in Killinochchi district that ‘low caste Tamil children are forced to sit at the back of the class room , if there aren’t enough chairs to have to remain standing at the back of the class room.

    Eelam kallathoni diaspora are embraced about Tamils’ savage behavior.

    Thank you Godehewa and team for exposing Eelam kallathoni diaspora’s LIES to the world. You and your team did a great job by telling off that struggling-politician buffoon Vaiko the psycho who was paid and given an Eelam donkey diaspora written speech by kallathoni Eelam diaspora to read out at the UN.

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      Oh dear Johnny,
      “he was offended when a LOW CASTE TAMIL AIR HOSTESS severed him on the plane.”
      What did she sever ? Something in his pants? Johnny, wouldn’t YOU be upset if even a high caste hostess did that to you??? I assume you have one.

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      Johnny English Baby

      “Chelvanayagam was terrible casteist, he was offended when a LOW CASTE TAMIL AIR HOSTESS severed him on the plane.”

      Where did you find this interesting piece of trash? Were you cleaning HLD M’s padikkama or his male urinal.

      Were all Air Hostesses expected to wear their Caste Batches on their voluptuous bosoms?

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