13 April, 2024

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Government Of The Sinhalese, By The Sinhalese & For The Sinhalese

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Justice C. V. Wigneswaran MP

Someone asked me; The President has said his Government was prepared to grant all the provisions in the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution barring Police powers. What have you to say?

My response was; I am amused! There is nothing for the Government to give. The Thirteenth Amendment is part of the Country’s Constitution. It is the Government’s duty to implement it. When he says he would give, it confirms that we have an ethnocratic Government in place in Sri Lanka from the time of Independence – Government of the Sinhalese, by the Sinhalese and for the Sinhalese.

This statement of His Excellency is directed to the UN deliberators who are about to congregate this month in Geneva. Sri Lankan Representatives could repeat his ‘’magnanimous statement”” in Geneva and get the sympathies and approval of a number of Countries who are unaware of the wiles of our politicians.

But most certainly His Excellency is not interested in parting with any powers usurped by the Centre so far from the periphery. He had a healthy discussion with us regarding identifying the powers of the Provincial Councils which in course of time have been usurped by the Centre and wanting to take steps to hand them back to the Provincial Councils.

The discussion never went beyond discussion only. No steps were taken to identify the usurped powers nor to hand them back to the Provincial Councils. In fact, he promised to appoint a Committee of Experts to do this work and also to draft the needed Statutes for the Provincial Council. They have to be drafted in Tamil. The first Western Provincial Council in its first year passed 22 Statutes while our first Northern Provincial Council when I was Chief Minister passed 23 Statutes. But we need another 100 Statutes or so. Only competent people could draft them.  Even though the Members of the Committee to handle this were identified His Excellency for reasons best known to him did not clothe the Committee with any official powers.

Thus the statement made by the President is political in nature. He is expecting support from certain sections of our people during the Presidential Election. After the Election he would simply forget his obligations if he wins. I am not blaming the present incumbent of the Presidency. Almost all previous incumbents did the same. They want the votes of the Tamil speaking. Beyond that they are not interested in fulfilling their obligations to the Tamils. I must say Chandrika was different. She brought out a plausible draft constitution, copies of which were burnt in Parliament by Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe’s Party who were in the Opposition then.

I am sure His Excellency expects the Tamils to divide among themselves on the issue of Police Powers. Limited Police Powers to the Provincial Councils is already there in the Law. The Law was the outcome of an Agreement between two sovereign Countries. I wonder how our President could bargain with the Provincial voters about what is already there in the Law.

To my mind, His Excellency’s statement is not genuine. In fact, he told me in open Parliament the other day after the Ceremonial Sitting of Parliament that the Government is prepared to hand over the concurrent powers in List III in the Thirteenth Amendment to the Provincial Councils. He also spoke of a Senate. I responded by email to his Statement made while going out from Parliament. No response. He wants to appease the International Community in Geneva. He wants the votes of the Tamils at the Presidential Election. Beyond that he will not grant any political rights to the Tamils with or without police powers.

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    Atleast no mentioning of Kumari Kanda and latest DNA studies this time.

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      Dear Ruchira,
      You have pointed out what is NOT mentioned in the Article.
      Could you point out what IS mentioned in the Article.
      Thank you.

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        Nathan – Can you not read the article yourself?

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          Ruchira, I could. It will be bring.
          When hearing what you pick it turns out to be interesting!!

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            Oh! The ‘o’ is missing. Sorry. Not boring, eh!

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            Nathan –
            .
            I wasn’t planning on commenting further than the first commment I made above, but since you insist, I object to Wigneswaran’s below characterization: “Government of the Sinhalese, by the Sinhalese and for the Sinhalese.”
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            It is more like a government of a certain ruling class, by the said ruling class and for the same ruling class. How else could you explain the economic crisis we have found ourselves in? If Wiggy were to be true, Sinhalese people would have been spared from the misery of banckruptcy.
            .
            But they aren’t. Governments and leaders over three successive generations all have been not only self-serving but inept also. We need to fix it b4 we get to anything else imv.
            .
            Let me also add Buddhists to the list of things Wiggy has NOT mentioned.
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            Is he finally absolving buddhists from being the racists and chauvunists they are said to be that have ruined the country while causing pain to the Tamil speaking people including alleged structural genocide of them?
            .
            Without that bit I find Wiggy’s piece a little boring. Less juicy.

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              Ruchira,
              Thank you.
              You earn a C on your second attempt!
              .
              Why just a C, you may wonder.
              … It is more like a government of a certain ruling class, by the said ruling class and for the same ruling class.
              You touch on the right class.
              But, it is the Sinhalese masses who keep them classy!

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                Oh Nathan – am I not glad to have earned a ‘C’ from you. Thank you.

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            ‘Mental capacity eludes’, that “if you read and relate the information the effective outcome is what that reader’s comprehension or understanding of the matter is? To obtain better perspective of communication received?? No! Doesn’t seem to work with ‘Bookworms’ who turnout as self-proclaimed problem solvers!!??? Snobby ‘SNOOTIES’, they are such inflexible Morons, to move away from their own line of Morbid, Moribund thoughts!!??

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        Nathan,
        “What is Mentioned!!??”
        That request imposes great stress on one’s ability to comprehend, and brings to surface, severe consequential Capability Imposition to respond effectively!!!??

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          Mahila, you’re absolutely right. How many attempts did it take , to know the difference between natural and created ??? one, two, three, four . . . . . . .difficult to keep track. Haven’t we heard enough of lame excuses ???

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            Mahila , don’t you think it’s now a pattern to commit without thinking ( like an impulsive child) and within hours retreat, back track, make abrupt U turns , deny, deflect, divert, blame it on others ( again childish called oppositional/ defiance) , bully, self pity , make veil threats, intimidate, provide senseless excuses , ganging up with alikes ….
            …….. come to think of it ” a typical Lankan rogue politician “

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      Ruchira,
      Why did you forget about latest Archeology and latest Mahawamsa ?

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        Ruchira is an out and out Sinhalese racist and hardliner and an apologist for state sponsored anti Tamil racism, war crimes and structural genocide being committed against the island’s Tamils. He is as bad and nasty as Lester and others but tries to hide his hatred and racism towards the island’s Tamils and justify it with all sorts of stupid pseudo intellectual arguments. Thinks we cannot see through this and are idiots and will fall for it. In my opinion a really nasty piece of work. At least Lester and the late Eagle Eye and others here openly show their hatred. Now they have a new partner in crime someone called Lanka Scott. Notice they are all very paly with our self-hating pseudo intellectual, all-knowing Tamil, who really does not know much, on this forum and constantly ask for his support, which he freely provides.

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          “In my opinion a really nasty piece of work.” – Can agree to that and believe me you still have seen nothing. It’s just the lightening before thunder. Thunder will come a little late. But lightening is evidence that it is due…..

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            lightening?
            Lightning and thunder are simultaneous, and not separate events. Light travels a little faster than sound.

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              SJ – “Lightning and thunder are simultaneous, and not separate events. Light travels a little faster than sound.”
              .
              I see that you know your physics. Infact how can you not!? Now apply that to what I have said and see or decide for yourself what it means….

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                It is for the benefit of those who separate the two events.
                “Thunder will come a little late. But lightening is evidence that it is due…..”
                *
                I find mostly thunder and no light of any kind before or after in most of your utterances.
                There is a separation in such instances.

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                  Well… why pay so much attention then…?

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                    Daft comments make me laugh and that is the attraction.
                    I share the fun.

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                      BTW
                      You missed something.
                      Can you explain what lightening is?

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                      Can see that finally you decided to join the bandwagon!
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                      Well, atleast you’ll have some company.
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                      I pitty the sources of your entertainment. .
                      Ever heard of Netflix?
                      .
                      But I guess those are paid services.
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                      And you are getting predicatable also.
                      .
                      But good job keep it up.

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                      This was my question:
                      Can you explain what lightening is?

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          Sankaran Sharma aka Rohan aka Pandi Kutti,

          Pot calling kettle black. You are the one using words like “chingkallam.”

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            You have been trying in vain for years to connect me with these two people to shut me up. Sorry I am neither of these two people and have never used the word Chingkallam only PK uses this ancient and correct Tamil word for Sinhalese. Good try.

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              Is there such a word in ancient Tamil? Certainly rotten spelling.

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                Seehala( adjective) Found written in a Prakrit inscription dateable to 2nd or 3rd century CE. This is the earliest known evidence for the prevalence of this name for the island now called Sri Lanka (Nagarjunakonda inscription, Epigraphia Indica XX p 1-37); Chaiy-a’lan: Probably a person from Chaiy-a’lam (See-a’lam / Chingka’lam), Tamil Brahmi inscription, dated to c. 1st century CE, found at Muththuppaddi, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu (Mahadevan 2003, p 396); Saimha’la: Name of the island in a Sanskrit inscription of 4th century CE (Corpus Inscriptions Indicarum III, 1888 p 8); Simha’la: Sanskrit form of the name for the island found in Mahabharata, an 8th century CE inscription found in Java and some 9th century CE Sanskrit literature; Chingka’lam: Equated with Eezham (Tamil, Cheanthan Thivaakaram Nika’ndu 5:128, C. 8th century CE); listed as a place along with other places (Tamil inscription 921CE, Glossary of Tamil Inscriptions); Chingka’la Meykaappaan: The bodyguard came from Chingka’lam, Ulalur inscription of Pallava Nandivarman II, 8th century CE (T.V.Mahalingam, 1988 p 330); Chingka’lar: People of Chingkalam.(Tamil, Kalingkaththup-para’ni, 12th century CE);

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                  Salike: (Ptolemy, Greek, 2nd century CE, comes as a place name probably meaning ‘the island of Salai); Sele, Siele: Sele-diba and Siele-diba come as variants of place name for the island (Greek, Cosmas Indicopleustes, 6th Century CE); Seren-dib: Arab version of Sele-diba (L / R interchange, 8th century CE); Seilan: Italian traveller Marcopolo’s reference to the island (1292 CE); Seyllao, Ceilao, Ceylao: Portuguese versions of the name for the island (16th century CE); Ceilon, Ceylon: Name of the island in Dutch, the latter was continued by the British; Si / Chi, Che, Chea, Chey, Cheyya: Adjective forms and root word, meaning red, red-coloured etc. (Tamil and Dravidian languages, Dravidian Etymological Dictionary 1931); A’lam: (noun, A’la adjective) Tract of land, coastal land (Tamil, other Dravidian languages, Dravidian Etymological Dictionary 299); A’lakkar: Coastal tract of land (A’la+ekkar; A’la: coastal; Ekkar: dunes; Tamil, Dravidian Etymological Dictionary 299, 770); A’lavan, A’laththi: Masculine and feminine terms for a person hailing from A’lam (maritime tract)

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                    Kera’la: Adjective of Keara’lam, found in Asoka’s inscription dated to 3rd century BCE, for the Cheara country or today’s Keara’laa. Cheara /Chaaral+a’lam, meaning ‘the hilly tract’, synonym of Malai-a’lam > Malayaa’lam. Almost everybody seems to have taken it for granted that the word Sinhala stands for a particular ethnicity in the island and for the language they speak. An irrational mythology fabricated at a later time when the original etymology was lost, that Sinhala means descendants of a lion (Siṅha) and thus means the ‘lion race’ has pervaded the minds and hearts of the people for centuries. Most of the ethno-national identities of South Asia have in fact originated primarily from geographical identities. Such identities later stood for whoever inhabited those lands and eventually stood for the languages evolved in those lands. (Identities of classical languages don’t come under this pattern)

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                      For examples note terms like Paagnchaala /Panjab (land in between five rivers), Karu-naadu / Karnāṭakā / Kannada (country of black tract of land); Malayaa’lam / Malai-a’lam (hilly tract of land) etc. The Sinhala identity is not an exception and there is no unambiguous evidence that the word either stood for ethnicity or language in the early usages of the word.

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            Hi Jester from London. How is life Kunju? I love naughty evil Chingkallams like you. You need lots of discipline to be a good boy. At the moment visiting my close relatives in Kerala and will soon return to keep you in your place. I was there for this festival watch and enjoy.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_9CPLbFeH4
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbqAwjcWmvs
            You must also visit

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            Lester

            “You are the one using words like “chingkallam.”

            It is rude to call you that, though I do not know the meaning of “chingkallam.”

            The better polite phrase is Sinhala/Buddhists.
            This is how the public racist Annagarica Homeless Dharmapala branded Sinhalese who happened to practice Buddhism, a new identity avoiding all kind of affinity with Christians, Tamil Christians, Hindus, Muslims, ….

            Now that I have explained Annagarica’s motive you will not object to us calling you a Sinhala/Buddhist racist, usually racists are stupid as well.

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          “Now they have a new partner in crime someone called Lanka Scott.”
          His crime? Not endorsing any racist nonsense

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            Oh, he does, subtly endorsing his Buddhist Kandyan Sinhalese wife’s and her family’s racist anti Tamil views. Of course, it is not racist and nonsense for you and makes sense for you, no surprise at all. Although I admit he has recently toned downed these anti Tamil views.

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              This is fantasy playing havoc.

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                Red faces

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              Hello Siva,
              Genetics is a science and like all sciences can be disproved, supplemented, improved etc. It is the interpretation that can be used for racist purposes. Francis Galton Darwin’s cousin was one of the first with Eugenic theories which Darwin disagreed with – “While Darwin supported Galton’s early research on heredity, he reportedly became increasingly uneasy about Galton’s advocacy for eugenics, which Darwin saw as promoting dangerous and discriminatory practices.”
              There are people in India that claim that their civilisation goes back hundreds of thousands of years and use the term “Out of India” for the idea that they gave civilisation to the rest of the world.
              I have no confidence in either the Sri Lankan or the Indian Departments of Archaeology however this does not negate all Archaeology. In a new book The Indo-European Puzzle Revisited the authors say “One of the most destructive political misuses of the past has been in constructing nationalist narratives of exclusion”.
              There is a racist denial of Science as being Western. They champion Ayurvedic medicine and dismissively call western medicine Allopathy. Science only asks that you examine the evidence and continually test it.
              Best regards

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                LS – that sounds like an interesting book that one must read. TY for bringing it up.

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                LS
                Science is the worst enemy of stubborn prejudice.
                That should not stop you from making wake-up calls.

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              BTW
              Thank you for confirming my opinion of you.

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          The general view of the public in Sri Lanka is that in the next election, JVP/NPP has a very good chance of winning the election. It should be noted that the JVP is totally against devolution of power. Forget federalism, not even the 13th, the first thing they will do after coming to power is to abolish the provincial councils. The JVP government will be a Government of the Sinhalese by the Sinhalese and for the Sinhalese. Wonder what kind of strategy are the Tamil politicians thinking of in case if the JVP comes to power?

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            The same as always.
            And you know what.

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            Lanka Canuck
            The same thing what we are going to do when the party which killed 165,000 and explained that it was zero casualty Humanitarian rescue mission and the Party which deported 1/2 of the Estate Tamils and brought three pogroms all of them together killed more than 4,000 Tamils and defeated the Resolution 30/1, and refused to sign for Rome accord, which keep saving the war/genocide criminals.
            You expect us to be fearful of the NPP winning the election. In that, you sound like a person employed by somebody from outside, so you lack local knowledge to evaluate all what happened so far. Federal solution, 13A, Secret Solution, District council ……all are solutions for what UNP-SLFP union did to Tamils, up to now. None of them for anything NPP, (if it is going to do something beyond these), did in the past. So just for one example, until NPP kills another 165. 000 Tamils and fool the India, America, China, Britain, EU…. act all it as nothing, why should Tamils fear about NPP more than they have to fear for UNP-SLFP union.

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            13A for Tamils is nothing more than Rice from Moon to Sinhalese. Sinhalese now are one of the poorest in the world after eating the rice from the Moon. Did any of the Western countries advance to Sinhalese that the rice from Moon would mean for Sinhalese? So then why now for Tamils about the NPP dismissing 13A. If the 13A is nothing more than a mirage, why do you worry about NPP canceling it? Is that because people like you believe if Tamils survive the onslaught of the NPP going to them, then they may help you better than Sinhalese in fighting with the Chinese?
            You are dying so hard to bring back Evil. But can you tell what he is going to do that he did not do in the Yahapalanaya government, this time to Sinhalese? Anything coming out of the Central bank is a bloody lie. There is nothing they did better other than they spent the $4.5 B loan India gave them. It is only America that is holding HBB from debt collection action. ⅔ of the Sinhalese

            Do you too wear sari? Down below, the backbone less Sadampi got scared of your nincompoop question and looked to hide in your Thavani! Can you save his soul too as you are saving the soul of Evil?

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          Hello Siva,
          Since when have I ever said anything derogatory about the Tamils? I may disagree with your opinions (as I have with Ruchira, SJ and others), but I try not to insult people or their Intelligence. I have no doubt that the Channel 4 Documentary (which I have seen) regarding the War Crimes committed at the end of the Civil War is pretty accurate and I have said so in this Forum. I was present in London around May 2009 near the Houses of Parliament, and spoke to a number of Sri Lankan Tamils at a large Demonstration. You have a strange idea of “partner in crime”. When people assert something that I don’t understand or disagree with I ask for their evidence. In Lester’s defence I had not seen any Israeli weapons during my time in the Middle East (I spent 11 years in Qatar), but he provided evidence of clandestine (and not so clandestine) sales to UAE and others. The Catholics/Republicans in Northern Ireland were subject to Apartheid treatment by the UK Government and the Protestants resulting in a Civil War in the 1970s and 80s. Check-out the Good Friday Agreement for a way forward

          Best regards

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          SSS, SJ has no hatred for anyone, he is fair and evenhanded. Most Tamils in this forum seem to take the position of ‘those who are not with us are against us’. They cannot stand the slightest criticism and are as racist and bigoted as the Sinhalese they condemn.

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            Thanks Paul. You are entitled to your own opinion, and I respect that, but he is not. He is neither fair or even handed. He constantly goes through the comments of nearly every Tamil blogger here and then viciously starts to criticize and attack them and 90% of the time he is proved to be incorrect and then slinks away. He hardly does to the Sinhalese or Muslim bloggers and even he criticizes them it is a very mild, very different to the way he viciously attacks the Tamil bloggers, with the main motive to shut them up. Notice he also pounces and defends the Sinhalese racists hardliners and Islamic extremists and most of his supporters and defenders are these people. If he was neutral and evenhanded, he should have some support at least from some Tamils but there is none and even many Sinhalese criticize him and the stances he takes.

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              Most Tamil comments may sound harsh, but they speak the truth and as they are victims of individual and state sponsored Sinhalese racism marginalization and state sponsored violence and pogroms, with many like me forced to leave the country to the west. It may sound hardline and extremist to you and many Sinhalese (not all) as they do not like the truth to be told. Most Tamils are more informed and also provide correct historical information, which most Sinhalese and Muslims do not and just keep on quoting myths. lies and state sponsored propaganda. You will read lots of Sinhalese bloggers here openly supporting the structural genocide/marginalization of the island’s Tamils and condoning and trivializing what happened to the island’s Tamils but crying about the plight of Palestinian Arabs and other people. It is the same with these imagined Arab South Indian origin Tamil Muslims. however, even the most hardliner Tamil does not come here and advocate the marginalization of Sinhalese or anyone. The only nut case who did that for some time was a Tamil from Malaysia who now has strangely disappeared. Thanks again for contacting me.

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      Dear Author,
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      As a former judge, with all due respect, I believe this is not the time for such inflammatory articles. There is a saying in the Sinhala language, “Don’t add fuel to a burning fire”.
      .
      A more comforting discourse is needed to open the eyes of all the stupid people (not nly sinhalese) who have allowed cunning politicians to take away universal suffrage from time to time. I believe that the regular nature of talk shows on European TV will create speedy awareness about the people who are repeatedly abused by political crooks.
      .
      Instead of helping the peaceful discourses that have sunk deep into our motherland due to the apathy and repeated failure of the people and their political representatives, the writer as a CT author is stirring up bees. He usually enjoys it… but what has he done to his community given that he is given a chance ?
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      I have seen crime and racism in this country rise to record levels today, for no other reason than the unaffordable cost of living. People are like living bombs in places of injustice. But we must not allow the nation to be divided any further.. There was a war against the insurgents and the state, now is the time to hold proper talks and do our best to resolve our communal issues.

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        Dear Friend LM: Well said. I expected a lot from this retired SC Judge. But unfortunately, he turned out to be a racist who would exploit the communal issue to ascend to power. He laid that foundation from the time he became a Chief Minister who even did not do the developmental work with allocated funds to PC but instead left a huge balance unspent. Like most of the Sinhala/Buddhist politicos, he too used the racist/religious slogan to maximum benefit to enter Parliament

        Has he got involved in any National Issues, such as the economy, education, health, and many others that affect the daily life of our people? However, I am glad, that he divulged what “sweet” talk a President would engage in the Parliament lobby (refer to last para of the article}. That shows how concerned he and others are about our dwindling capacity for survival from day to day. Their, agenda is to make hay while the sun shines” but when the “Sun is setting”.

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          Douglas Appu (appu was used to respect seniors then)@
          .
          This is why I respect you for your keen observations.

          When the whole village is caught in the same fire, why on earth do you expect so much? Also, as a former judge, I thought he would consider things a little more nuanced.. His articles to CT received a lot of comments, most of them more provocative than peace and harmony.
          I think that harmful verbal attacks should be avoided, either verbally or in a written form. That is the norm in civilized countries. It is governed by law and order.
          I think the writer himself, a Sinhala speaker, has no proper pulse about his people in the north and east, because he and his family live in Colombo.

          Not only the Sri Lankan government but also the Tamil politicians should be complicit in not doing enough during their tenure. The above persons are also responsible for not giving money to the needy during their ministerial tenure. The people of the North are suffering because their own politicians are unable to understand the real grievances of their communities. Arun, a moderate youth political activist, made this very clear. to srilanken TV, several times.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk-UYLfkm4A&t=252s

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    Most of us fully aware of the UNP lead by Jeyawarena was responsible for the 1958 riots after the march to Colobo to Kandy, buring of Jaffna library 1981, massacre of Tamils in 1983. Ranil wickremasinga was in politics along with his uncle JR Jeyawardena. UNP always on the side USA and its allies. We should not forget that Ranil Wickremasingha appointed an all party group to find a solution in 2015 but finally it was put under the soil and he doesn’t talk at all about it.
    Similar approach also followed by SWRD family, followed by Rajapaksa family. They are initially with Russia and now with China. Both UNP and SLFP should be erased from the history.

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      “Most of us fully aware of the UNP lead by Jeyawarena was responsible for the 1958 riots”
      Does the FP leadership fall within this ‘most of us’?
      Ask the loyalists.

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    We can see the unleashing of the Himalayan Blunder and the Commission on Missing Persons come the UNHRC sessions and an election. The first was a secretive document done by a group of virtual unknowns to the Tamil public and the second was a repeat of several other commissions which never produced any result. Why waste public money at this time of bankruptcy? Ranil’s past is soiled with hypocrisy against the Tamils. Why absolve Chandrika? She is the war criminal who bombed the Navali Church. Her family is the one that brought so much misery to the country. Chandrika’s pursuit of power is recorded in Ivan’s book. The Maha Sangha is against the implementation of the 13th Amendment. So, why talk about the Himalayan Blunder.

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    Both Sinhalaese and Tamils are getting sick of ethnic politics. There is no future in it. We have had it for seventy five years. It has brought us nothing but ruin. The Sinhalese realise that they were taken for a ride by their politicians who raised this bogey of Tamil/Muslim dominance but the result was that the Sinhalese had to beloved in their ancient greatness. They lost access to education in new technology while their leaders were sending their idiot kids to schools abroad so that they could come back and be leaders. The same thing has happened among the Tamils. It is all about who will be the leader of the Federal Party, not about the plight of the Tamils. It is best to forget about these politicians and seek to find means of contributing to the economy of the country. One important thing to do is to throw out the political rascals with a past record in corruption and ensure that their ill=gotten wealth is recovered. Let us choose new leaders who keep away from ethnoreligious politics.

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    “Government Of The Sinhalese, By The Sinhalese & For The Sinhalese”

    To shine light on human behaviour …….. Will a government by the higher caste Tamils include all the other castes?

    I believe Prabakaran destroyed the caste system …….. and if were successful, would have established somewhat of a casteless all-inclusive Eelam.

    Difficult questions need to be met head-on.

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      PS ………. on the contrary …….. the current government only represent 113 Sinhala MPs.

      Wish a “Government Of The Sinhalese, By The Sinhalese & For The Sinhalese” ……… represented more Sinhalease!

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      nimal fernando

      “I believe Prabakaran destroyed the caste system …….. and if were successful, would have established somewhat of a casteless all-inclusive Eelam.”

      Eelam, I guess you meant the entire island.

      He didn’t destroy caste system among Tamils, he destroyed people, their livelihood, their habitat, their dignity, …..
      He couldn’t … caste system is something that deeply rooted among people, look at matrimonial section of southern news papers full of caste requirements, that is a sh*t in people’s head, violence cannot surgically remove it, …..

      One example immediately after the end of war at a temple in the north during a chariot festival, the chariot was pulled by a automated digger while men and women were watching chariot from the opposite side.

      The temple admin refused permission for the men and women to participate in the festival simply because they were from Dalit community.

      This is because every caste conscious person has been planted a ball of sh*t in their head. One cannot surgically remove it using violence.

      By the way VP forced a non Dalit (?) women to marry him.

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        “he destroyed people, their livelihood, their habitat, their dignity, …..”

        Oh boy, Native! ……. For a moment I thought you were talking about Ranil!!

        Forget the Tamils …….. please give me one reason ……. just one reason ……… for me to be proud about my fellow Sinhalese. ……… Now, that shouldn’t be that difficult; would it? :)))))

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          nimal fernando

          “please give me one reason ……. just one reason ……… for me to be proud about my fellow Sinhalese.”

          Free Education for all, despite great opposition from “Father of Nation” D S Senanayake.

          Please don’t confuse it with free rice from moon, SJ is proud about it simply because that “great idea” was introduced by his old flame/crush the weeping widow.

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            “Free Education for all”

            Native,

            You saved my life! Yes, that’s one thing we all could be proud of! But is that an exclusive achievement of the Sinhalese or the entire nation? ……. Should we be “selective” here? :)))

            I know many people who have escaped poverty and helplessness through free education ……. by their own efforts.

            I didn’t know much about D S Senanayake …….. but learning about him by listening to old clips of Lee Kwan Yew et al …… it seems he wasn’t all that fatherly to the nation …….. disenfranchising upcountry Tamils overnight …….. what a prick ……. if purely the contribution to the nation’s economy is considered, all the Sinhalese should be disenfranchised before them! ……. Especially the ones who beat so hard on their chests …… about their Sinhalese-ness ! :)))

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    HOW CAN YOU CALL GOVERNMENT OF SINGHALESE FOR SINGHALEASE?
    IT IS SINGALA POWER FULL FAMILIES FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OR SELECTED SINGALA FAMILIES ELECTED WITH THE SUPPORT OF SINGALA THUS AND UNDERWORLD GANGS FOR THE BENEFIT OF SELECTED FAMILIES AND SINGALA THUGS AND UNDERWORLD GANGS.

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    “ He wants to appease the International Community in Geneva. He wants the votes of the Tamils at the Presidential Election. Beyond that he will not grant any political rights to the Tamils with or without police powers.”
    The above statement is 100% true. Why don’t the other Tamil politicians say so. Time to disband the ITAK TNA etc and let them join the National parties such as NPP/UNP/SLFP/SJB etc.What everyone should request is to have the law and order applied EQUALLY

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    “Government Of The Sinhalese, By The Sinhalese & For The Sinhalese “
    Just for some debates of Langkang contemporary politics, the heading can be accepted as it is. But There is no in -depth perception on it. I don’t want to spend too much time on countering the heading, because that was not my purpose here. In an attempt to look at the heading, in the way Justice C.V. is trying to present, Sinhalese have a cause in running the country this way and they are enjoying the reward as the Sinhala Human-Animal hybrid Race. The heading apparently comes from the American Freedom War. American intellectuals kept stimulating the people to take interest in the freedom war and in the following country formation. Still, there the election system is under the state level. But the starting wording “We the people ” eventually paid off even though there was a Civil War in American History too. We are not enlightened to predict the future, but America has done many things right & in the past and led the world to move toward democracy, though yet the wind blowing browsing the current(coming) election campaign is echoing the American law firms advertisements exemption clause that “Past results are no guarantee to future Success”. The Langkang Appe Aanduwa is the Government for ruling kleptocracy families by the Modayas. Country is bankrupt, rulers have billion-dollar deposits.

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    Like all the previous UNHRC High Commissioners, the current one, Volker Türk has severely censured the government’s irresponsible behavior. He clearly indicated the people’s peaceful life cannot be restored by passing the draconian act, which Evil is endeavoring to pass.
    “Sustainable peace and reconciliation will not be achieved in Sri Lanka with regressive laws and authoritarian approaches, which will only serve to perpetuate the human rights concerns of the past. It is clear evidence he was talking beyond the Tamils’ suffering under Sinhala Buddhist or minorities’ despair; he was talking about the majority community Sinhalese too, who are hypnotized (feed the dog to guard the house), taken for a ride by manipulative Sinhala Intellectuals. One after another, in a year, a long list of four draconian acts, in spite of all known democratic countries and organizations’ condemnation, Evil’s administration is yoking them on people with its fascistic approach. Further, UNHRC HC said the minorities are not convinced with his proposed TRO legislation. The prices continuously keep increasing. Imports are not filling the local shortages. Yet the Trading Account balance plunged further down. CB comedians are cooking up the numbers on their computers and telling the people that the Rupee value is up and inflation is down. But the High Commissioner has said that almost 1/3 of the population is below the poverty line. What cursed rulers!

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    When introducing the Universal Franchise and unitary “one country constitution”, British Colonialists thought that the Sinhala Majority community will make the country more prosperous and peaceful not just for them but may provide an umbrella protection on the international level to the minority communities too. But the Sinhala Buddhists acted like the monkey who grabbed the flower garland, “tore it off into flower petals”, bragging with conspicuous patriotism. The bottom line is there is no point in calling this government as Sinhalese government or even as Sinhala Buddhists’ government. It is a government only for Kleptocracy Sinhala Buddhist Intellectuals (the Viyathmaga) engineered into power by the con artist Sinhala Intellectuals. It was not elected by Sinhala Buddhists. Rather from 1948, Sinhala Buddhist Modayas were manipulated to hand over the government between the UNP-SLFP Union. In the start of 1950s, when Solomon West Ridgeway Dias noticed that the UNP brethren would not share the authority with him, he devised a new technique to gain authority, that is overt, powerful Anti-Tamil Campaign. Then Junius Richard copied that and used it to take power from the SLFP. But soon, the UNP-SLFP reunited as one party, one policy but two different names and two different Elitists members, exchanging their party label like in Musical chair – the kids’ game.

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    The current government is only a devil that is possessing the country, inevitable for Sinhalese too. Evil never had an accent from Sinhalese but is something 100% rejected by Sinhalese. It is not this time; he was never elected by Sinhalese. Sinhalese protested and exorcized Hitler government. But they could not do that with Evil’s administration. Now the Evil who is unwanted to Sinhalese is pretending to give alms to Sampanthan Aiya’s Tamils by mutilating and implementing 13A 37 years constitutional obligation.
    This is no Sinhalese government. It will be a serious mistake for minority communities to misunderstand as this was what the Sinhalese elected for them resigning to action less.
    Here, there will be no harm happening to Tamils, if they join any Sinhala class community, who has the will & the blessing to oust this devil and free the country.

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    Well, done Justice Wigeswaran. Thanks for this article

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      Justice Wingeshwaran lacks knowledge about demographics related to distribution of Tamil speaking people across the island.
      .
      Less than 10% of Tamil speaking people scattered across the island desire any form of autonomy.
      ,-
      Soma

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        “Less than 10% of Tamil speaking people scattered across the island desire any form of autonomy.”
        Who conducted this survey?
        Let those who want it have it.

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          SJ
          Naturally, you might be wondering how did I come by this figure. UNANIMOUS protest in this column against my proposal to conduct a survey (referendum) among the Tamil speaking people left me dumbfounded. This incredible reluctance led me to believe that these guys know what would be the outcome.
          I guess the percentage of people that would be influenced by the upper caste political elite in Jaffna should be around 10%.
          I could be totally wrong.
          You are asking who conducted the survey
          Let us conduct a referendum among the Tamil speaking people before seeking a solution to this most fundamental question of autonomy.
          Why fear?
          .
          Soma

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            S
            I asked a simple question about a sweeping statement.
            Speculation does not add credibility to speculation.

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              SJ
              Still you seem to fear a referendum.
              Why?
              .
              Soma

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                I am more concerned about the intention of the suggestion than the suggestion itself.

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                  SJ
                  Intention is to give Tamil speaking majority a choice rather than being dictated by upper caste political elite in Jaffna
                  .
                  Soma

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        Choma stop lying keep on providing your fake statistics thinking a lie often told becomes the truth. Even as per your own government statistics 70% of the native Eezham Thamizh live in their historical homeland in the north and east and over 90% of the rest live in the greater Colombo area, where they are residing for generations due to employment prospects. This 70% will further increase as thousands also live along the northwest of Chilapam /Puttalam, that was once part of the Jaffna kingdom and the Thamizh homeland but now considered Chingkallam.

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          Most of the Thamizh living amongst the Chingkallams are the Indian origin estate Thamizh, mainly in the central highlands where they have lived for the past two centuries and mind you the Indian origin Thamizh are the majority in the Nuwara Eliya district almost 57% and not the Chingkallams. Stop lying. It does not matter even if 5% of the island’s Thamizh live in the north and east as they are the majority there and it is their ancient homeland, where they have lived continuously for around 3000 years and ruled these lands until European colonization. The Chingkallams and Muslims here are only recent arrivals. The former only arrived after independence most in the last 40 years benefit of state sponsored colonization activities and ethnic cleansing and the latter arrived a few centuries ago as refugees, fleeing Portuguese along the northwest coast and later Chingkalla persecution in the central highlands, where they first ran for refuge, they arrived in the east seeking refuge claiming to the ethnic Thamizh and were given refuge and Mukkuva Thamizh Hindu women to marry settle down and start a family and now denying all this and claiming to be Arab.

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            Both have no claim to the north and east. Especially the Chingkallams who are beneficiaries of state sponsored ethnic cleansing and colonization. Everything in the north and east from ancient to recent is all Thamizh, the place names, the history, the rulers, even the ancient Hindu and Buddhist ruins. Scotland has only 5% of UK’ s population and most of the Scottish live outside Scotland, including one now claiming to be a Lankan Scott. However, this does not negate the just claim for a Scottish homeland. as this is their ancient historical homeland, where they still continuously live and are in a majority. This is the reason the racist bankrupt Chingkalla state is sending Chingkalla colonizers to the north and east using the might of the state and fake history to make the Thamizh there minority to destroy the Thamizh homeland, just like what is happening to the Palestinian Arabs, and using the fake Arab, immigrant South Indian Thamizh Muslims, who arrives in the east as refugees claiming to be Thamizh, now as another to tool to stir trouble and muddy the waters to deny the island’s native Thamizh any justice, in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin. Divide and rule.

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              Pundi Kutti
              Let us conduct a referendum.
              Why fear?
              .
              Soma

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                Yes of course, we can but it should be only confined to the ethnic Sri Lankan Thamizh or Eezzham Thamizh living on the island and overseas(just like the way it was done for Scotland and Southern Sudan) and the Muslim Thamizh who live in the north and east and not for anyone else, as this is their land. Chingkallams currently living in the north and east, all beneficiaries of Chingkalla state sponsored ethnic cleansing and colonization , most of whom only arrived in the last 40 years will be excluded from this referendum ,

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                  Including them will be rewarding colonization and ethnic cleansing both of which are war crimes, unless they can prove that they had been living in the north and east, prior to the so-called independence as Bona Fida residents. Happy

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                  Pandi K
                  Of course all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island.
                  Needless to say Sinhala speaking people are excluded.
                  .
                  Soma

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                    Cunning, crafty and racist Choma it will only be Thamizh and Thamizh speakers whose ancestry and origin is from the north and the east. Living throughout the island or overseas. People belonging to that area not outsiders. Meaning the native Eezham Thamizh and the Muslim Thamizh who have lived there now for the past few centuries. No one else not the Indian origin Thamizh or the Southern Thamizh Muslims who have no connection to the north and east but have always lived in the Chingkalla south and have far more roots and connections there.

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                      They may be Thamizh/Thamizh speaking but they are not native to this area nor belong there, just like the Chingkallams who arrived there in the last 75 years, due to deliberate, state sponsored ethnic cleansing activities. You know that these two groups will deliberately vote no, as their interests lie in the Chingkalla south and they have no connection to the north or east of the island but have far more closer connections to their ancestral South India. so like all Chingkalla extremists cunningly want to include them and the recently arrived Chingkalla colonists, good try but we can see through it and it will not work. Nest why don’t you request the Thamizh from Thamizh Nadu and Malaysia/Singapore also to take part in the Eezham referendum?

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                      Pandi Kutti
                      I thought all of us are Indian origin.
                      Where are the Chinese origin Thamizh?

                      Soma
                      (Cunning, crafty and racist Choma)

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                      Yes, all our ancestor arrived from various parts of what is called modern India, from prehistoric to modern times and this includes the Vedda and also the ancestors of the Sri Lankan Moors or Muslims (not from happy Arabia or Morocco). Before that from Africa and even before that from a single cell in the ocean. Happy. It all depends on when they arrived, where they settled and the history and identity, they created to these specific parts of the island and their connection to it. Understood, cunning. This means as per your stupid argument we can invite all the Indians, modern Africans and creatures from the ocean also to take part in this referendum as at one time in our history all our ancestors arrived from these parts of the world or the ocean.

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                      Do not try to be smartars-, The referendum is about an Eezham Thamizh homeland and has nothing to do with India, Africa or the ocean or the Chingkallams. This identity and homeland was created on the island and not in India, Africa or the ocean, just like the way the Chingkalla homeland and language was created from immigrants from both south and northern India. So was there a referendum for that? The British gave back your homeland to in 1948 but did not give ours but gave it on a platter to the Chingkallams, when they had no right to do so and we want it back and only people connected and associated with this homeland and ethnic identity should vote simple and stop bringing up silly stupid arguments.

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        soma

        “Less than 10% of Tamil speaking people scattered across the island desire any form of autonomy.”

        If you seriously care about the 10% give them Federal solution, if you very seriously worry about the res of the Tamil speaking people scattered around the world give them separate state I believe the Sinhala speaking people will benefit immensely.

        However I am not hopeful, it is not in your (Sinhala/Buddhist) nature to see benefits from afar, digging non stop, … there is noway you are going to get out the pit you have been digging for the past 75 years, …..

        If you are clever enough you would be in Tamil Nadu ….. with your family asking your cousin Stalin for forgiveness and food, a place to live, and a good job.

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          NV
          The day Tamil speaking people presently living in Sinhala majority provinces start moving towards North (not being able to put up with the discrimination by the Sinhala speaking people any further) I will be the most vocal supporter for a separate state for them.
          .
          The day Tamil speaking people start moving further North across Palk Strait I will follow them with my family.
          .
          Soma

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            soma

            I always said the Sinhalese and Buddhists and their brothers Tamils can stay in the island. However I always told the trouble making bigoted Tamil/Saivaites to leave on one condition when they go they must take their brothers the bigoted Sinhala/Buddhists with them.

            If you want to remain in this island you have to make a fresh application for permanent residence Visa. Since we have known you for a long time your Visa would be granted on one condition, that is you guarantee you wouldn’t associate yourself physically or emotionally either with Saffron clad thugs or with Wimal Weerawansa click I am not sure if I am making a mistake by promising you something that I may not be able to deliver.

            I think you should go away and settle in Tamilnadu.
            Russians are coming, they are already here, about 200000.

            What is Savendra doing to stop those new wave of Kallathonies?
            Does Sarath Weerasekera aware of these numbers?

            After a few generation your descendants will become Aryan white.

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              NV
              //I think you should go away and settle in Tamilnadu.
              Russians are coming, they are already here, about 200000.//
              .
              As I said the day Tamil speaking people start moving further North across Palk Strait I will follow them with my family.
              .
              Soma

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      Does not company tell us something about us?

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    Ex judge Wigi is clever in exploiting racism to get votes and get elected to Parliament again. I am sorry he is not clever but a coward.

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      J
      Yes.
      But is he an exception?

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      And you and the Chingkallam are not. It is not Wiggie the Thamizh or the Thamizh Muslims who started all this, but the Chingkalla political and ruling classes who started all this, aided and abetted by the Chingkalla Buddhist and Christian clergy and the brainwashed Chingkalla masses with the Mahavamsa mindset.

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        Nice of you to exempt the Muslims.
        One is thankful for small mercies.

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          SJ Thaatha Nandri. Please enjoy.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBR0uteMkns

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            No maamaa to your rescue this time?

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              SJ Thaatha I am quite capable of defending myself and do not need Maamaas and Annas coming to my rescue but if they do, I am grateful. :-). Hope you like this traditional Kerala dance, was there last week. Hope to dance this with Jester Kunju next year.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD-jL9K8PZo
              Or he can accompany me in December and his wife can dance like this with my aunties.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba_3PUwKcCg

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                Convey my sympathies to maamaa/annaa while you dance to his tune, often out of step.

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                  Mmmm I may but only on one condition Thaatha, if you post a video of you dancing to this tune and not out of step. Instead of dancing out of step to the tunes of Chingkalla racists and local fake Arab South Indian immigrant origin Islamic extremists. :-) Nandri.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEmaVhUm_0c

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      KP
      “You are confusing me”
      Is not that the idea?

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      No confusion. Mr Wigneswaran like every one in politics slants to the side the wind blows. Occasionally, he has to show to be a Tamil Extremist to fool the Tamil people.

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        Cicero – You say: “No confusion. Mr Wigneswaran like everyone in politics slants to the side the wind blows. Occasionally, he has to show to be a Tamil Extremist to fool the Tamil people.”
        ~
        Surely not, he was an Honourable Judge!

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          He did an honest job as a judge.
          But that does not mean that his thinking was rational or balanced in all other matters.
          He is still superstitious and, worse, he repeats falsehoods on matters of history and language in which he is not competent.

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            “But that does not mean that
            his thinking was rational or balanced in all other matters.
            He is still superstitious and, worse, he repeats falsehoods on matters of history and language…”
            ..
            I wonder with such qualities how could one have been an honest judge?

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      Vigneswaran is the worse power hungry opportunities politician among Tamils

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    “The Law was the outcome of an Agreement between two sovereign Countries.” – says Wiggy.

    We wish it were an agreement between two sovereign countries, one of them Tamil.
    The Tamils have never had a “government of their own”.
    Even during the LTTE, it was a government imposed on Tamils by terror. The leaders of the TULF were killed, Sivasiththamparam of Udupiddy managed to survive the attack. So, the LTTE had no democratic legitimacy. The LTTE gained acceptance only because of state terror from Colombo..
    So, what were these two sovereign governments?
    Colombo government and the LTTE government?
    Colombo Government and India with Prabhakaran rejecting the Indo-Lanka agreement on behalf of the Tamils and going to war with the IPKF. Where is the agreement, and with whom?
    Today 13th amendment may be part of the constitution, but the whole parliament, and its MPs have been revealed to be various sorts of crooks whose sole purpose is to hang onto power.
    When we had the Northern PC under Wigneswaran, what did it do, albeit with limited powers? The funds given to it were not spent. Internal strife, corruption, rule using cabals, and all the usual problems of Tamil politics that we again see in the new TNA that has had a still birth.

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      Sebastian, I think he meant the agreement was signed by the sovereign states of Sri Lanka and India, but the rest of what you state is the truth.

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    “When we had the Northern PC under Wigneswaran, what did it do, albeit with limited powers? The funds given to it were not spent. Internal strife, corruption, rule using cabals, and all the usual problems of Tamil politics that we again see in the new TNA that has had a still birth.”
    .
    – SebastianSR, March 4, 2024.
    .
    That’s why I think the best way to destroy Jaffna or the North and East would be to give more power to the Tamil leaders. Sinhalese just have to sit back and watch the show.

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      Ruchira,
      Sinhalese have already knew how their leaders destroyed the whole country inluding North and East after they give powers to their Political and Relegious leaders but don’t expect the same to happen in the North East.

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        I am not expecting anything to happen in the North and East at all, unless someone wants to make something happen. What should we made happen? Is rhe question.

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      Ruchira

      ” Sinhalese just have to sit back and watch the show.”

      The people have been watching the show for the past 75 years, which clearly show how the Sinhala/Buddhists have been destroying it without the interference outsiders.

      In Judge Wigneswaran’s case he refused to do any development work in the north saying he was lacking any power, even to buy a desk.

      You once wanted to see evidences in support of war crimes in North East.
      Court informed skeletal remains found over 10 metres
      By Rasadi Gamage – Vavuniya -March 6, 2024
      https://ceylontoday.lk/2024/03/06/court-informed-skeletal-remains-found-over-10-metres/#:~:text=Officers%20involved%20in%20excavation%20work,10%20metres%20at%20the%20site.

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        “You once wanted to see evidences in support of war crimes in North East.”
        .
        No I wasn’t.
        .
        You are mistaken – like in many other instances too.
        .
        What powers under the law was Wigneswaran lacking?

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        Native,

        How do you know those skeletal remains are not dead LTTE?

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          Lester

          “How do you know those skeletal remains are not dead LTTE?”

          Hang on.
          The state functionaries would appoint a Professor of Archaeology to find the ancientness of the skeletal remains and the expert archaeologist would be pleased to confirm the remains are of Chola forces who ILLEGALLY invaded this island about 2200 years ago.

          Please await for the breaking news.

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          Good question, Lester. Native is NOT a forensic anthropologist!

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    I fully agree with C.V.Wigneswaran. Ranil Wickremasinghe is trying to divide the Tamils. But everyone should remember that 13th Amendment is a part of the Constitution. What will happen if North-East Province happens to be in control of India (which is in process – for instance Sri Lankan Air Ports & even Harbours and Sri Lankan Airlines are to be taken over by India) or if Kachchativu is retrieved by India in a way that Sri Lanka comes forward to handover Kachchativu. We do not know what is in mind with India since the Lok Sabha election will take place within two months.

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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM

      “I fully agree with C.V.Wigneswaran. Ranil Wickremasinghe is trying to divide the Tamils.”

      You don’t need any outsider to divide the Tamils, they themselves are doing a good job of it. How did the stupid Tamils flourished from one Tamil party in 1948 to countless Tamil Parties that exist now, in addition a few parties in Tamil Nadu thrive on VP’s appearance in silly battle fatigue and a pistol on his fat belly?

      I hear lot of “Thesiam” (nationalism?) among Sritharan’s supporters. Shanthan an accused in Raliv’s assassination, who spent 30 odd years in prison and detention died in Tamilnadu whose body was brought to North and the cortege was taken around Killinochi area in an open truck, decorated with various flags, … .

      I wonder what his contribution was to Tamils, Tamil Struggle, ……. Eelam, Sri Lanka, Asia, the world, …..

      Why the Cry Baby Admiral Sarath is keeping himself to himself. Has he forgotten to sound the paranoid alarm?

      “…. if Kachchativu is retrieved by India in a way that Sri Lanka comes forward to handover Kachchativu.”

      As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is their Sinhala state and North East is part of Tamil Nadu. Does it matter if Kachchative is part of Sri Lanka or part of Tamil Nadu.

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        NV
        //As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is their Sinhala state and North East is part of Tamil Nadu. Does it matter if Kachchative is part of Sri Lanka or part of Tamil Nadu.//
        .
        So much reassuring. That’s why I love Hindia.
        .
        Soma

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          soma

          “So much reassuring. That’s why I love Hindia.”

          Not so fast.
          Hindians may consider two sate solution in their own interest.
          You must always remember the dates from 26 Mar 1971 to 16 Dec 1971 in Indo/Bangla calendar.

          Your Tamil brothers and Sinhala/Buddhist siblings must mind their language when they comment on serious matters relating to Indo/Sri Lankan affairs.

          Recently your distant Tamil cousin the Indian External Affairs Minister
          S Jaishanker told his audience they should visit Sri Lanka more often, to boost Sri Lanka’s tourism trade.
          What is the catch?
          What is his intention?
          Is he helping Sri Lanka?

          In the meantime Ranil wants Tamils to build more temples in the North. If indeed you are a businessman you should invest in more new temples in the North.

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            NV
            I hope clever Jaisankar will finally be able to formulate a solution which may satisfy at least 75% of Tamil speaking people scattered across the island which no one has attempted so far..
            .
            Soma

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          Soma,
          North-East Province will not be a part of Tamil Nadu. It will be an Independent Territory within the Indian Union like Pondicherry in accordance with the Indian Constitution. Foreign Afairs, Finance and Defence will be with India while others will be left with the North-East Province.

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            “It will be an Independent Territory within the Indian Union like Pondicherry”
            AR
            Are you privy to all these secret plans of the Sultans of Delhi I wonder.

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              Dreams have wings.
              .
              Soma

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        A R
        Tamil speaking people should unite.
        (They face insurmountable difficulties in dealing with the Sinhala language based state machinery.)
        Let Ranil Wickramasinghe go to hell.
        .
        Soma

        .

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          soma

          “Let Ranil Wickramasinghe go to hell.”

          Bring back clan rule and send the people to hell again.

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      AR
      Tamils do not need anybody’s help to divide them.
      Even an amoeba should learn from them.

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        Don’t know in which world AR is living 1) Chance of Lanka recovering is much more than Lankan Tamils uniting. 2)Take a look at the party affairs and legal tussles 3) As already mentioned, Lankan Tamils do not need any outsiders to divide them 4) For all the talk about 13 A,B,C . . . . , India has clearly stated that they can only support and diplomatically pressurize but cannot implement them selves. 5) There are big corporations which built and maintain infra like ports, airports, malls . . . . . in various countries , Adani is just one of them. Doesn’t mean Adani / India will hold ownership. in many of their ventures. Some of these big giants are public where anyone can buy or hold stocks. ( for example check Macquarie infrastructure holding airports, and tolled highways, another is Westfield , Australian company with largest shopping center portfolio ( more than 100) maintaining 23,000 retail outlets, all over the world (including in India) . For India , 13 A is more of a political strategy than implementation.

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          chiv,
          What will happen if Indians are colonized on the pretext of running the Airports, Harbours, Malls and even if Little India Centre is established, etc. Remember there three Indian Banks have been opened in Trincomalee and Jaffna and Indian currency is been allowed to use. Also remember during Srimavao’s regime about 640,000 hill country Tamils were deported to India. India is not stupid to watch this. They will somehow or other send Indian citizens who will outnumber the Tamils in North-East and the Siva Temples will be protected from the extremist Buddhist Bhikkus and Buddhists and even the Armed Forces. In the long run or with the passage of time, the hill country Tamils will join hands with the Tamils in the North-East Province. You have to think deeply.

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            Hmmm
            Day dreams know no end!

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            AR, I understand that many will disagree with my comment. But living in India for a long time, I believe Tamils should look for realistic and meaningful strategies to get some where, instead of blindly believing in things which are not true. If not there will be no difference from the rest, in not learning from past experiences. (75 years of deep thinking).

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              AR, you seems to have ( already forgotten) the long standing prisoner who returned home in a body bag.

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                AR lives in a cuckoo land and so do many other members of the Thamizh diaspora. They will be vainly hoping for India and Thamizh Nadu to come to their rescue but India and Thamizh Nadu will never come to the rescue of the Eezham Thamizh. They are hell bent on pleasing the Chingkalla Sri Lankan state and will do anything to keep it going as it serves their purpose and strategy and the Eezham Thamizh be damned. This is irrespective of any Indian party ruling India or any party ruling Thamizh Nadu. have not

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                  These people still have not learnt their lesson. Who was behind the 2009 war crimes and genocide of the Eezham Thamizh and the biggest supporter of the Sri Lankan state and the Rajapaksas? It was the then Indian Federal government and the Karunanidhi ( DMK) ruling Thamizh Nadu. Whilst pretending to cry about the plight of the Eezham Thamizh not only the DMK but the ADMK and all political parties behind the scenes help the Sri Lankan State . India will never want self-rule for the Thamizh and want sec 13A to be implemented. It will scuttle it. It will either want to rule the north and east directly of the Chingkallams be under thumb and rule the Eezham Thamizh. The Indian Thamizh elite and upper/middle classes do not care two hoots about the Eezham, only certain fringe elements and the poor peasants may care.

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                    They do not care about the northern Thamizh fishermen but want the Thamizh Nadu fishermen to come and poach. Similarly, they are seeking more opportunities and recourses for the population of Thamizh Nadu and India from neighboring states and want to use them. See how the IPKF was sent to tame the Thamizh by Rajiv. Sikh killed an Indian prime minister, Indira Ghandhi, the LTTE killed Rajiv and ex-prime minister, because of the atrocities committed by the IPKF, however other than the anti-Sikh riots soon after, see how the Sikhs are now treated in India and compare it to the way Eezham Thamizh are now treated in India. Many are locked in high security prisons and even after living more than 30 years in India as refugees, they are the only group denied citizenship,

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                      The million Eezham Thamizh who ran to the west have now become very prosperous and full-fledged citizens, now electing MPS and many are now millionaires. Compare this to the 100000 Eezham Thamizh population who fled to India and the state of Thamizh Nadu. Most of them still languishing in refugee camps denied permanent residency/citizenship, or even proper employment prospects and living in poverty and handouts. However, all non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh including some Muslims have been given citizenship and all sorts of privileges. The Thamizh Nadu state can force Indian central government to act but they will not but just talk.

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                      This was their final insult to Eezham Thamizh. I am not justifying what he did, but he served his time, had a very sad life and finally what happened to him. India and the state of Thamizh Nadu will shed lots of crocodile tears about the plight of Eezham Thamizh but overtly and covertly help the Chingkalla Sri Lankan state to commit structural genocide on them and ultimately destroy them as they think it serves their long-term aim, their aim is to control the entire island and not to give self-rule to the EezhamThamizh or separate Thamizh state. This is my opinion and observations.

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                    When Sri Lanka went bankrupt, it was the central Indian government and the state of Thamizh Nadu that immediately came the aid of the Chingkalla state with no questions asked or with no demands that or stipulations with regards to the island’s Thamizh and their rights. No other Indian state came to the Chingkallam’s aid , despite the Chingkallam crying about their imagined North Indian connection, just like the way the Muslims here cry about their imagined Arab origin. Neither the North Indians or Arabs care two hoots about these people, as they know that these people did not originate from them, but the state of Thamizh Nadu is aware than 99% of the island’s population originate from South India and migrated to the island at various times in history. The central Indian goverment and state of Thamizh Nadu will keep on heaping more and more insults on the Eezham Thamizh as they think they can do so and it benefits them, as the Chingkallams will be pleased. See what happened to Shanthan who was locked up in a high security camp, when he was released. He was allowed to live as long he lived his miserable life in India but when he wanted return, everything was delayed, and he came in a body bag.

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    Let the GoSL be totally for Singhalese who are law abiding as well as good PRACTICING Buddhists & NOT standing by corrupt plundering murderous, hatred spreading ones.
    Tamils too could live with/along with peacefully and bring the country out of the rut.

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      Naman

      A Tamil friend asked me if he too were to convert to Sinhala/Buddhism would the state treat him as an equal, provides him and his family with adequate security, guarantee all the rights the Sinhala/Buddhists enjoy (including impunity, corruption,…), protection during anti minority riots/war, stops land grabbing, ….

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        Hello Native Vedda,
        Living in a village between Gampola and Kandy I see the treatment of Buddhists and Tamils by the state. The state as far as I can tell doesn’t help them in the slightest. People are poor, there is very little work, many small groceries have closed down and the children are increasingly suffering a lack of protein and calcium in their diet. Many men from the villages have left for work in Colombo, Negombo and even the Maldives. Some of the luckier ones have put themselves in debt and obtained work in the Middle East, but that seems to have dried up. Some of the older men have a small state pension but can barely afford the Electric and Water Bills. So here it makes no difference if you are Tamil or Sinhala, poverty brings equality.
        Best regards

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          LankaScot – A reality that unfortunately many can’t see. You should visit the North and East if you still haven’t. The priority is to uplift their living standards. Anyone who thinks otherwise would be disingenuous.

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            The state’s priority hasn’t been to uplift the living standards in the North and East but to stifle progress while advancing SB encroachment and colonization.

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              Sugandh –
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              The state hasn’t been able to uplift the living stadards of people in other areas either. Any apparent upliftment may have occurred despite the state.
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              True, the North & East were affected more for reasons unique to them. I do not know if the state has been actively stifling the progress.
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              Below is an excerpt from a comment made by SebastianSR above on the March 4th:
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              “When we had the Northern PC under Wigneswaran, what did it do, albeit with limited powers? The funds given to it were not spent. Internal strife, corruption, rule using cabals, and all the usual problems of Tamil politics that we again see in the new TNA that has had a still birth.”
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              Well… what do yiu think? It looks like even the Tamil politicians haven’t been doing much to uplift the living standards in the North and East?
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              But some seem to think Sinhala Buddhists are the problem.
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              Does the SB encroachment alsobhappen in predominantly Tamil areas outside the North and East?

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              “The state’s priority hasn’t been to uplift the living standards in the North and East but to stifle progress while advancing SB encroachment and colonization.”

              What about the British who colonized the upcountry with 1 million Indian Tamils? The “racist” SB had to give them citizenship because India wouldn’t take them back.

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                How dare you Lester the racist!
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                Such matters should not be openely stated on Colombo Telegraph. It is a site “of the exiles, by the exiles for the benefit of the exiles”.
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                To challenge their idealogy is racist and fascist.

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            Yes, Chingkalla Poutha racists are very ingenuous with their lies and fake propaganda with regards to the island’s Thamizh and you are one of them. Using your own words, “Anyone who thinks otherwise would be disingenuous.”

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              Thank you. We try, but are nowhere near the Terrorist Tamils at it.

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          LS
          Thanks for this bit of sobering news that is more of an eye opener than all big debates here.

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          LankaScot

          I agree with you however my Tamil friend wants assurances from the state, the political crooks, racist politicians, Asgiria and Malwattu, state functionaries, the armed forces, …… Saffron thugs, that his family would be treated as others, … What kind of assurances can the Sinhala/Buddhists give the minorities apart from the usual poverty, violence, …… ?

          My Tamil friend wants to know would his conversion into Sinhala/Buddhism guarantee his right to life, protection from random violent attacks, right to property, protection from land grabbing, right to livelihood, …….. …. protection from state armed forces and police, …. and many other rights the Sinhala/Buddhists take it for granted?

          In the case of converted Tamil Sinhala/Buddhists how does the practice of Nepotism work?

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          LankaScot,
          It is best that the Tamils of whichever area/villages between Kandy and Gampola speak of their experiences in terms of treatment by the state; not all inequities that others experience are easily observed/deciphered by outsiders unless that outsider is the one inflicting it.

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            Hello Sugandh,
            You are right “not all inequities that others experience are easily observed/deciphered by outsiders”. I was brought up in a poor working class area of Aberdeen (what would now be called a Sink Estate by the Sociologists) in the 1950s. The middle class teachers in our Primary School had no conception of how we lived or the extent of Poverty in “Austerity Britain”. Nursery rhymes like “Little Miss Muffet eating her curds and whey” were baffling. I asked the teacher what is “curds and whey” – she answered “Yogurt”. I had no idea what yogurt was. We had a cup of tea for breakfast and the school provided our Lunchtime meal (only for the poor children). All children at Primary school were given a small bottle of milk at around 10 am. Sometimes one of the more perceptive teachers would quietly take you aside and give you some item of clothing. There were no fat children and some were malnourished.
            My sister, back in Scotland, works in helping people in deprived areas sort out some of their problems. She maintains that poverty in the UK is returning and they are going back to the 1950s
            TBC

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              Continued,
              My point in talking about real poverty in the Central Province was to highlight that Sri Lanka’s Economic problems have a direct effect on the people who voted for Ranil and the Rajapkses. Most people in our village historically voted UNP (a minority were SLPP) and are now completely disillusioned with all politicians. I have never been further North than Anuradhapura and when I tried (around 2013), we were advised that because of the Channel 4 documentary British were not allowed into the North. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka%27s_Killing_Fields
              There are a few Tamil families in houses beside ours and farther up the path is a Kovil and some old Elpitya Tea Estate houses with Tamil families. They are all friendly and speak to me in English and Sinhala. I have been in a few of their houses and they are definitely poorer than most of the local Sinhalese. They are reticent to talk about politics (understandably) but share the desire to throw all 225 into the Mahawelli Ganga.
              Many older people here have a deep mistrust of the JVP. My brother in Law saw, first-hand, the JVP supporters abduct his father’s friend – he was found dead later.
              Best regards

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                LankaScot,

                The Channel 4 documentary lacks any factual basis. It doesn’t mention that Tamil civilians who tried to go to the government side during the final days and weeks of the war were shot in the legs by the LTTE. Neither does it mention that despite its diminishing prospects, the top LTTE leadership preferred to hide behind civilians to try and create a humanitarian crisis to garner a ceasefire, rather than surrender.

                There are volumes of pro-LTTE propaganda all over the Internet. Fantastic tales of mayhem and malice. The fact is that the majority of this propaganda was conjured up by people who spent minimal time, if any, in the war zone. There were massive lobbying efforts by the Tamil Diaspora in places like Canada to try and force their governments to sanction Sri Lanka. All the while, the same Diaspora were the ones funding terror on the island.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_assassinated_by_the_Liberation_Tigers_of_Tamil_Eelam

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            “not all inequities that others experience are easily observed/deciphered by outsiders unless that outsider is the one inflicting it”
            .
            What an insightful comment. Strange that it is only applied to the context of grievances of Tamils.

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          Lanka Scot that may be true in some way but there is a vast difference in the root cause of poverty and deprivation in the Thamizh north and east, compared to the rest of the island. It is state sponsored Chingkalla racism and corruption, from the time of independence, by all Chingkalla led governments that caused this poverty and deprivation in the entire island but remember the Chingkallams caused their own poverty and misery and still continue to do so due to their racism and constantly electing useless corrupt racist leaders, the Thamizh did not. You have not been here long to realize that they used to elect the politicians and leaders who promised the most to marginalize and discriminate the Thamizh and still do so. This is the reason they elected the war criminal coward racist Gothabaya who ran away from the island during the height of the war and thanks to the Maharajah’s found refuge in the USA and became a citizen there. They are still brainwashed even their elite.

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            The Chingkallams are now facing poverty that was created by them, the Thamizh have all so to face this, thanks this but also other obstacles. The racist occupying Chingkalla armed forces and police still occupying thousands of acres of their lands, farms and running farms, businesses, tourist hotels and building Buddhist temples and monuments on their lands and denying them a livelihood. Thamizh fishermen not only have to face illegal poaching from Indian fishermen in their historic fishing grounds but also from Chingkalla fishermen from the south, who have now been settled in Thamizh areas by the racist occupying Chingkalla armed force, again deliberately denying them a living. Thamizh cattle/dairy farmers in the east and even pars of north have to face illegal encroachments and killings of their cattle by Chingkalla peasants, thugs and criminals aided and abetted by Buddhist monks and Chingkalla politicians and officials.

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              Then you get the fake Archeological, forestry and Mahaweli departments all largely run by Chingkalla Buddhist Fascists running around strategic border areas in the north and east, claiming hundreds of acres of private and public lands in these areas, as Archeological sites, forest lands and earmarked for Mahaweli meaning to build Buddhist temples and for future Chingkalla colonization. Do the Chingkallams and Indian origin Thamizh in Kandy Gampola and other areas, face all these problems that the Thamizh and in some instances the Muslim Thamizh in the north and east face? The answer is no. However, Chingkallams and their supporters like you try to deny these and minimize what the Thamizh suffer, The Chingkalla poverty is caused by their own racism and mismanagement, but Thamizh poverty, despair and dispossession is largely caused by state sponsored Chingkalla racism and mismanagement.

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                Further the Chingkallams are not facing dispossession, which most Thamizh and even many Muslim Thamizh in the north and east face. Stop trying to minimize what is happening to us , due to your inbuilt racism towards us. Cry for Palestinian poverty, despair and dispossession but condone and justify ours, just because you are a Scotsman married to a Chingkalla woman, you should know better.

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              Hello Pandi Kutti,
              I disagree, the Sinhalese that are suffering the poverty did not create it, the corrupt hora politicians ( Rajapakses in the main) and their business friends did. Instead of castigating the poor labourers and agricultural workers, make an attempt to create an alignment with them. Religions should not be involved in politics and should be removed from interfering in Parliament or Local Government. The Armed forces and Police etc. are instruments of the state. Forming an alliance between the Tamils and Sinhalese is the only way to stop this apartheid. Of course there is a danger of a Coup d’Etat by those same forces that you may need international help against. Remember Myanmar is not that different from Sri Lanka.

              Best regards

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                However, it is these brainwashed racist brainwashed racist peasants and workers with their Mahavamsa mentality who vote for these corrupt racist rogue Chingkalla politicians and make these equally nasty racist Buddhist and even many Christian Chingkalla clergy very powerful. The funny part is most of these so called Chingkalla peasants and working classes, especially from the lowlands and the western and southern littorals, like the island’s Muslims, are largely descended from post 15Th century South Indian Thamizh immigrants, and just like the Muslims have been brainwashed now to think that they are of Arab or other Western Asian descent they have been brainwashed to think that they are all descended from North Indian Aryans, when even a very large proportion of North Indians themselves are not. Therefore, I have no sympathy for them, as even these so-called peasants and working class are literate enough to find out the truth but choose not to.

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                  Hello Pandi Kutti,
                  So how are you going to stop the apartheid?
                  Best regards

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                    LankaScot –
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                    You have asked:
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                    “Hello Pandi Kutti, So how are you going to stop the apartheid?
                    Best regards”
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                    I am sure you are familiar with the below:
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                    “Who cured you?”
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                    “Ex-Leper : Jesus did, sir. I was hopping along, minding my own business, all of a sudden, up he comes, cures me! One minute I’m a leper with a trade, next minute my livelihood’s gone.!”
                    .
                    You should not raise questions that make people unfomfortable.
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                    For that there are chauvunist racist Chinghlakkam Buddhists.

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                  “The Burghers and Muslims never had any issue with the majority community”
                  Really?
                  The Burghers have no problems as most of them are in far away Australia.
                  Muslims? You could check with friends in BBS.

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                    People migrate all the time for better economic opportunities, so what’s your point? The difference is they are not sponsoring terrorism in the home country.

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                LankaScot,

                “Forming an alliance between the Tamils and Sinhalese is the only way to stop this apartheid.”

                The Burghers and Muslims never had any issue with the majority community, with a few rare exceptions on the Muslim side. Neither group asked for a separate state, let alone “devolution”, “provincial councils” or any other nonsense. Instead of complaining about “Sinhala-Only”, Muslims learned the language and are now successful businessmen. Although I would say Kattankudy is a de-facto Islamic republic, I have no issue with that.

                Refer to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEaYex1MygM

                That beautiful mosque you see was built with Saudi money. Muslim women are allowed to wear niqab in public (not allowed in France). There is no ban on minarets (Switzerland). There are no restrictions on halal (Germany). Muslim men can have as many wives as they please under their own law.

                Overall, Muslims are a satisfied minority. If Muslims are satisfied but Tamils are not, one can’t blame the majority community.

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                  Lester,
                  “The Burghers and Muslims never had any issue with the majority community,”
                  I wonder why the Burghers were the first to leave?
                  LIAR! LIAR! LIAR, !LIAR! LIAR!

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                  Yes, the Burghers had no issue, this is the reason over 90% of them left the country and fled to Australia, when Sinhalese only started, from the late 1950s onwards and are now doing well there. Trying to compare the ancient Eelam Tamil nation that has an ancient history on the island at least from 200 BCE and had and still retain most of their homeland and their own kingdoms and chiefdoms on the island, until European colonization with the Eurasian Burghers now numbering less than 10000 the most and fast disappearing and getting assimilated as Sinhalese or the these immigrant South Indian Tamil origin Sri Lankan Muslims or Moors, who only arrived on the island a few centuries ago and largely live amongst the Sinhalese, now denying their actual South Indian Tamil origin and ethnicity and claiming a blanket Arab origin for the entire community, which only around a few hundred southern Muslim families partially have and that too a distant male Arab ancestor is the biggest joke . Like comparing apples to oranges.

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                    This is like some racist nationalist English person Britain’s native native Welsh and Scots and their rights/homeland and equating them with the West Indian, South Asian and other recent immigrants who arrived recently. You are cunningly and diabolically trying to do the same. Of course these South Indian origin Muslims now claiming an imagined Arab origin that even the Arabs have stated they do not have, will be satisfied with anything. They are also hoping to steal the ancient Tamil east, where they arrived a few centuries ago, fleeing persecution, when the Portuguese stared to kill them and the Sinhalese did not want them claiming to be Tamil, over the heads of the native Tamils, with the help of the Sinhalese. They live in vain hope as the Sinhalese want the entire island to themselves and are only using these imagined Arab, immigrant South Indian origin Muslims as a tool to muddy the waters, to deny the island’s Tamils their just rights. Until then throw crumbs from the Sinhalese table to them and these opportunistic selfish immigrants who deny their own heritage and ethnicity in the name of their religion and for political and economic benefits are happy and satisfied, as they have nothing to lose.

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                      The Eelam Tamils have everything to lose the north and east is their ancient homeland, where they evolved as a people and ruled it until European colonization. There is a real tie and love for this land for them, as it is part of them, and their history was forged here. This is the reason they fought to keep and preserve what was left of it from further Sinhalization, and gave up their lives, property and wealth and lost so much.

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                      These Muslims in the north and east or anywhere do not as they do not have an ancient history or tie, that binds them, to this land, they arrived here as immigrant refugees and are now trying to maximize their advantage by siding with the Sinhalese against their own fellow Tamils for their own selfish benefit and steal the land from the Tamils for them. They are like the fake mother in king Solomon’s story who did not really care about the life or welfare of the baby, even when he threatened to cut the baby into half, as it was not hers The north and east is not theirs nor is any part of the island so anything they get for their immigrant community is a bonus to them, so will dance to racist Sinhalese tunes. Just like immigrant you do in the UK.

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                  Hello again Pandi Kutti
                  You still have not answer the question ” How are you going to stop the apartheid?”
                  Best regards

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                    Sorry should be “answered”

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                    The apartheid was started by the Chingkallams and not by anyone else and still continuing in the north and east by them through their racist occupying armed forces, rabid Buddhist monks, Chingkalla politicians, and hardline Chingkalla Buddhist Fascists working for the Archeological, Forestry and Makaveli departments. Unless there is a change in their racist Mahavamsa mindset and most Chingkallams, like the way the English in the UK changed their attitude towards the Scots and Welsh or the whites in South Africa changed their way of thinking it will not end. Therefore, instead of asking me the victim of this apartheid please ask you Chingkalla Buddhist wife and relatives how this will end as they are the oppressors. Thanks to you British. They never had this power on the island’s Thamizh before the British arrived and created Ceylon in 1833 and left in 1948 giving the entire island to them, including the hapless Thamizh minorities, on a platter. The rest is history. Please go and ask her and demand an answer and most probably she may send you back to the Scottish wilds from where you originated from and to speak your low English Doric Scots.

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                  Hello Lester,
                  Have you been taking lessons from Rishi Sunak on “Divide and Rule” policies?
                  Best regards

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                    LankaScot,

                    The Aryans imposed their rigid caste dogma on Dravidians, including Tamils. Since then, Tamils have been discriminating among themselves for hundreds (if not thousands of years) before they came into contact with “Sinhalese.” Therefore, the “victimhood” complex is strong in this group, as it is for Jews (Finklestein: “there’s no business like Shoah business”). Regardless of political compromise, Tamils will continue to see themselves as a “persecuted people” similar to the Jews who silence everyone by uttering the word “Holocaust.” The historical record bears this out:

                    – GG Ponnambalam initially rejected SWRD’s offer of federalism
                    -SJV Chelvanayakem signed the “Vaddukoddai Resolution”, which is a declaration of secession using arms if necessary
                    – Velupillai Prabhakaran assassinated the top TULF leadership to seize power for himself
                    – The LTTE rejected India’s offer for federalism, choosing instead to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi
                    – Premadasa (former SL President) attempted to negotiate with the LTTE. He was assassinated
                    – CBK had plans for devolution. The LTTE attempted to assassinate her. The lawyer Neelan who drew up the constitutional proposals was assassinated
                    – Prabhakaran had plans to execute commander Karuna, which caused a schism in the ranks when the latter defected
                    – There were attempts to assassinate Mahinda Rajapakse and his brother Gothabaya

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                      (cont) And now at the present juncture, at the political level, the Tamil demand is for the 13th Amendment. They could have had more than this 76 years ago, without resorting to violence. But the point is, even if you give them the 13th Amendment, they won’t be satisfied. Look at the Jews, they are constantly fighting with all their neighbors and carrying out aggressive attacks against Iranian targets. I am not sure what the endgame is with such a group of people. Perhaps you can shed some clarity.

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    I am happy to note that Wigi, now as an MP playing politics. Alas! he did not perform the expected role as the CM of Northern Province but perform a political Kavadi dance (Quoting a Professor of Engineering) thus slipping a wonderful opportunity for greater devolution to the provinces. To say that the government is by the Sinhalese for the Sinhalese and for the Sinhalese is an admission that the government is by the majority of the majority and for the majority and therefore democratic. Pooh! The Government is not run through democratic principles but it is a plutocracy, that is by the one percent for the one percent and of the one percent. Today the country is run by financiers who have stashed their money in British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands and dressed in white. Does Wigi too invariably clad himself in white?

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