16 October, 2019

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Govt. Grabs Lakshman Kadir’s Land In Jaffna

The son of assassinated Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has filed legal action against Government moves to acquire his ancestral property in Maviddapuram in the Jaffna peninsula.

Sriraghavan Kadirgamar filed a writ application in the Court of Appeal today, seeking a Writ Certiorari to prevent Lands Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon from acquiring the property though his attorney, Lilanthi De Silva.

Lakshman Kadirgamar

The former Minister who inherited the land from his mother, was a strong critic of the LTTE and considered Sri Lanka’s best foreign minister of all time. Minister Kadirgamar’s brothers have also extended yeoman service to Sri Lanka, as military officers of rank and eminent lawyers.

His son’s petition against the Government’s acquisition of his personal property puts the eminently respected Minister’s family front and centre of an ongoing struggle for land rights in the formerly embattled Jaffna peninsula.

The case will join several other petitions filed by some 2000 land owners in the Northern Province alleging an acquisition of their traditional lands by the Government. The struggle for land is an emotive one in the north because it is perceived as being a root cause of the ethnic issue since the 1950s.

The former Minister’s property now owned by his son was exclusively allotted to him by a Jaffna District Court decree in May 1968, the petition says.

Sri Raghavan Kadirgamar is seeking interim relief from the courts, to prevent the respondents and their agents from taking any steps to act upon the acquisition notice until after the case is heard.  The Minister’s son is also seeking a mandate in the nature of a  writ of Certiorari quashing the purported acquisition notice published under Section 2 of the Land Acquisition Act. In his petition it is argued that the acquisition is arbitrary and unreasonable and serves no public purpose.

The petition claims that while the acquisition notice claims the land has been acquired for the regularising of a High Security Zone, the land had never been within such a lawful HSZ. Furthermore, the petition argues that with Emergency Regulations no longer in effect since 2011, High Security Zones all over the country have ceased to exist.

In his petition, he says he visited his land in August 2011 and was permitted to examine the property by security forces. He was informed that his land fell within the high security zone area but that the security perimeter was being rolled back and he would be utilise his land fully. Thereafter when Kadirgamar visited his land in May 2013 he was perturbed to find that construction had commenced in the vicinity of his property. “The Petitioner fears that the construction, which in his experience as an architect has progressed for about 9 – 12 months, may well extend to his property as well. The purpose of the construction is not ascertainable,” his petition filed in the Court of Appeal said. 

The petition argues that Kadirgamar is being unlawfully and wrongfully prevented from returning to enjoy his land including by the erection of barbed wire fences and barricades manned by armed forces personnel and by the unauthorised construction taking place in the vicinity of the property.

In his petition, Sri Raghavan Kadirgamar says his link to his land in the Northern Province is crucial to his family’s identity. “The Petitioners state that the said Tesawalamai applies to Tamil persons of the Province of Jaffna and their families, provided they have not given up links to their land in the Jaffna Province.” the petition states.

According to legal experts under Tesawalamai Law, first right of refusal to land in the Jaffna peninsula belongs to the traditional inhabitants of those properties.

Minister Kadirgamar’s land is allegedly being used to construct a palatial home for a VVIP, sources said.

Attorney at Law J.C. Weliamuna and others will be appear on behalf of the Minister’s son in the case.

Read the full petition here

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    The way these Jokers rob the Country, it look they are certain that they could take all the wealth they grab with them when they die.

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    Hoorayyyyyyyyyyy……Its call sinhala budhist democrazyyyyyyyyyy…

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    Lakshman who? Asked Rajapaksa when he heard about the case.

    Those Tamils who served the Sinhala governments of the past were used, abused and cast aside. The same fate has befallen Lakshman Kadirgamar also. Does Rajapaksa give two hoots about Kadirgamar’s ancestral properties? I don’t think so.

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      We have 2 problems.

      1. Corrupt ruling clan gone mad with too much power.
      2. Monkies such as “Piranha” who thinks Tamil Sri Lankans who serve their country with distinction are somehow being used by the state.

      There is a despicable land grab going on by the state. All over the country. Citizens of Sri Lanka must rise up against it.

      Fact that, much loved and admired Lakshman Kadirgamar’s family is affected by it as well. It is a blessing in disguise to the struggle against the land grab.

      It raises the awareness on this grave injustice by the state against people. It will galvanize Sri Lankans into action.

      Piranha, quit abusing the race “cliche” at every possible juncture. Fight injustice. But, move on as well.

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        Mr Hurling,

        Me a monkey? Your adoration of Kadirgamar appears not to have waned despite the passage of time but Rajapaksa and Gota appear to have already forgotten him and they want to even take over and destroy his ancestral land and property.

        Don’t resort to name-calling if you can’t accept the fact that Kadirgamar is considered by most tamils – both pro and anti LTTE – as an enemy. He was an apologist par excellence for the Sinhala state’s atrocities against the tamils. What did he do to save the tamils from the excesses of the government forces? He defended the bombing of the Navali church full of civilians – he went to such extremes to defend the brutal regime he was part of.

        Even after all that support he gave, at the end, the Buddhist monkey party opposed his appointment as Prime Minister. That’s the extent to which Sri Lanka was grateful to him. Now they are taking over his ancestral lands also.

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          Piranha,

          Don’t you ever get tired of playinng endless “Cry Baby”?

          If you feel, you have been treated so unfairly, get up and fight back buddy. I am on your side.

          Leave essentially decent Sri Lankans like Kadirgamar out of it. We have a lot of such people, from all races in Sri Lanka. Though not invloved in corrupt or race based politics. And hated for that reason by racists. Sure Tamils with obvious or hidden Tamil only racist agendas hated Kadirgamar.

          That is not Sri Lanka’s problem mate. Most Sri Lankans love the guy. Many including myself would have been very happy to have seen him as the President of our country.

          Cheers!

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    Lakshman Kadirgamar gathered international support to eradicate LTTE menace only to find his son’s land had been grabbed by his masters.

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      veddha,Laksman did his duty by his country.A true Srilankan.We do our duties and die,duty by country,employer,parents,wife,children,friends etc etc.If they are ungrateful or grateful does not matter.

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        shankar

        “If they are ungrateful or grateful does not matter.”

        Ponnabalam Ramanathan did his duty to save Sinhala/Buddhists ar… from British for the riots against Muslims in 1915.

        Tamils as patriotic islanders were also in the forefront fighting colonialism. Duty came first.

        G G Ponna helped the Sinhala/Buddhists to expatriate hard working up country Tamils, this was considered a patriotic duty of all Ceylonese.

        Even VP fought the Indian invaders with the support of Sinhalese thinking that he was true son of the land.

        Douglas, Karuna, Pillayan, …. and others have been performing their patriotic duties.

        The only problem is that the Sinhala/buddhists do not acknowledge nor recognise all these contribution. You know why, they don’t believe in sharing the land with others.

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          Shankar and Native Vedda,

          “You know why, they don’t believe in sharing the land with others.”

          1. This is called racism.

          2. LTTE also followed Racism

          3. Sinhala and Tamils share the Southern Indian Gene pool, despite the Myths by Monk Mahanama,aboyt Vijaya’s grandfather being a Lion.

          4. Buddhism Virus is the curse of Sinhala Buddhists, and they need to expunge the Buddhist Monks to India, where they came from.

          5. The Monks are using the Sinhala to maintain their hegemony, Govigama Caste Hegemony.

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          Sengu, why are you insulting the Sinhala Buddhists, when the culprits are Olcott/Anagarika Buddhists. It is these buggers who have no gratitude. Now let them learn the hard way like in Weliweriya. Now it is not ‘Api wenuwen Api’, but ‘Api wenuwen Thopi’. The Ranaviruwas have turned out to be ‘Alugosuwas’.

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            gamini

            “Sengu, why are you insulting the Sinhala Buddhists, when the culprits are Olcott/Anagarika Buddhists.”

            Good question.

            For me at least Sinhala/Buddhism represents a nasty cocktail of language and religion. This has been a regressive inward looking political force for many years. It is very much portent, alive and kicking. You may like to call them as Olcott/Anagarika Buddhists but I prefer Sinhala/Buddhist.

            Language riding on the back of religion and religion riding on the back of language can only produce nasty political forces.

            The equivalent to Sinhala/buddhism is the Tamil/Saivaism.

            These lot deserve insult on a regular basis.

            Did you actually aim your comment at Senguttuvan?

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          Veddha,gratitude does not matter.That is the point i’am making.One has to do one’s duties irrespective of whether there will be gratitude or not.Gratitude is but a passing cloud anyway,because it is a universal human trait to remember the bad things done to us but forgetting the good things.I have also noticed this where events occur to people,they always remember the hard times but don’t seem to remember the good times they had,grumbling about how unfair life has treated them without realising it was a mixed bag.

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        Laksman Kathirkamar did everything for his own benefit serving to corrupted racist regimes.Hundreds of Tamils were massacred during his period and he kept silence. Lakshman Kathirkamar was treated and used by Sinhala rulers as they treated like criminals Karuna and Douglas. The fact is it is a racist corrupted nation.

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          Ajith

          I am sure you could have had a super fantastic nation under Sun God VP. But, that was a dream.

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            Of course you are right. Don’t worry, Dream’s can become real one day.

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      Native

      It is only so far you could strech the race wire.

      Gota’s rule does not discriminate. Just takes what ever that suits his plans. No asking. Ignores the law.

      National hero Kadirgamar’s ancestral land was not grabbed coz’ he was a Tamil Sri Lankan. Or to be ungrateful.

      But, because we live in lawless land. Under Rajapassa clan dictatorship.

      It affects all. Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim does not matter. All are suffering.

      If you play the race card at all times, no matter what, nobody will pay attention, when it really matters.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        Lets face it, the race card was a useful tool when Sinhala/Buddhists use it to their advantage in order to consolidate their economic and political power in a centralised state since independence.

        The centralisation process was only possible in a race hate environment. From 1948 on wards race politics worked and still continue to bear fruit.

        The stupid people are sadly facing the fall out.

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          Well put Vedda. The opposition is trying to gloss over and deny this perennial problem race in the Sinhala psyche rather than bravely acknowledge and attempt to excise it.

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    Kadirgamar’s son is also reaping the benefit of his father’s deeds.

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    The Hambanthota so called Sinhala Buddhist Lord Buddha’s blood relative cheap Bast…d who even robbed poor peoples donated Tsunami Money now trying to steal their property. This greedy villege cheap begger will streal anything he could get a handle of.

    The greedy pig bast…d even prepared to lick the a..s of a Buffalo if could grab other peoples belongings. This is the sickness of this villege thug Medamulana pig eating sh…t.

    It is a disgrace to all our Sinhala race to see this kind of cheap, uneducated, uncivilised bast….d doing as the President, who even don’t spare Jaffna peoples property and who does not know what self respect is.

    It’s hi-time to send this cheap begger with a bowl to collect cow dung every morning.

    The ever so called Sri Lanka’s Sinhala Buddhist dirty cheap begger bast…d is a shame to all of us.

    This is the Alibaba who even robbed nothern Tamil war refugees Gold, silver, currency and house hold property.

    These are the types who will even prosti…tes their wi..ves to others for money and prestige.

    There is ample land available in the wellampitiya municipalty goo bokkuwa “shit pit” to grab and suitable for him to sleep on.

    Shame to Alibaba family.

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      [Edited out]

      We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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      There is no need to attack Buddha….

      Rajapakses hated Lakshman Kadirgamar, as Chandrika tried her best with the support of the JVP/leftist to appoint Kadirgamar as the Prime Minister in April 2004. Rajapakses were very happy that someone got rid of this Kadirgamar. None of the Rajapakses including Mahinda attended the funeral in August 2005, or was Mahinda there the previous day. Chandrika visited the house several times.

      BTW, I was there for the funeral.
      None of these buggers who write so much crap attended the funeral.

      I support the kids including Mrs, Ajita (Edited out) court case/litigation to “reclaim” their father’s property in Jaffna which they would anyway sell to some Muslim or Sinhalese business guy.

      Since the military is building around that area, the kids are very lucky that there are “NO SQUATTERS” which would take a decade to get rid of. Military will definitely leave and the kadirgamars will have to wait till Gota is not the Defense Secretary. (Perm Sec for MOD). I mean Retd. Lt Rajapakse who ran away from the army and now has forged retirement/discharge papers. (Bogus) Thanks to Ranjan Wijeratne.
      Just ask Fonseka. LMAO.

      Donald Gnanakone.

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    Our dear patriots in the South who love the country and its citizens irrespective of ethnicity can now see what has happened to the son of one one of your ex-celebrities, what will be the fate of the ordinary Tamils living in the grave! The late Kadirgamar must now be turning in his grave perhaps repenting to the injustice he meted out to his own community!

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      WT hell are you talking about Kadirgamar’s grave??????????????????
      He has no grave… Mrs Kadirgamar the second, cremated the body and did not give the ashes to even the kids, Mrs. Ajita ………..)(Edited out])and Ragavan K.

      That was inhuman by Mrs K the 2nd. A Sinhala Buddhist.
      BTW Kadirgamar was a Christian until his last breadth.

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        Wrong. I saw him after his operation and he told me he was a Buddhist. His liver transplant came about because of a Buddhist monk’s donation. Many of the good Buddhists people we meet make changes in our lives. You have to stop keeping company with pimps and drug dealers if you want to cure your madness future President of Dreamland.

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          Peter never saw him after the operation.
          My brother saw him regularly at his home until he died.

          His children Mrs. Ajita [Edited out], and Ragavan Kadirgamar can confirm that he was a Christian until his last breadth. Mrs Kadirgamar the second converted him to a Sinhala Buddhist after he was assassinated by Non LTTE forces while Mrs K’s own brother Sarath Jayawardene got a lucrative contract to protect him as a private businessman.

          Foreign ministry paid for that “Blood Money”.

          Sarath’s brother was holding Gota’s position as MOD Secretary. lol.

          I was at the funeral, and then I left. I have known the Kadirgamar family much before the kids were born….. That includes Lakshaman and his wonderful Indian wife Angie….. I won’t say more about private matters of the former/late FM..

          Donald Gnanakone.

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    Ironic that even Lakshman Kadirgamar is not spared. How ungrateful and insensitive can the Rajapakses get.

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    A very important case that is bound to create greater awareness of the problem. I am also glad to learn that Kadirgamar’s personal name was Luxmananathan and his son’s Sri Raghavan. This shows that he was a Tamil Sri Lankan to the very end. His son wanting to retain the Jaffna link is also significant. This too at a time that the Tamils are giving up their traditional names and adopting strange North Indianianized names! I hope more Tamils will return to claim thrir ancestral properties, either to develop and reside or to gift it those who have paid a heavy price for having chosen to live there and become victims of a very cruel war.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      “I hope more Tamils will return to claim thrir ancestral properties,”

      I would also like to reclaim my ancestral land, the whole island from both the Tamils and Sinhalese.

      Where do I start?

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      What a Joke by Vet Narendran.
      Son wanting to retain a non existent link to Jaffna by Lakshman Kadirgamar. What bloody link?

      I doubt and I know that the kids do not speak Tamil and they do not know anybody in Jaffna personally. When did lLakshaman ever go to Jaffna in the last 60 years of his life?
      LMAO!~

      Vet naren what do you know on this subject????

      Donald Gnanakone
      Tamils For Justice-USA.

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        Apparently this supreme vet looks at the teeth of these people and devines all these insights unavailable to the lesser-hummans.

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      “This too at a time that the Tamils are giving up their traditional names and adopting strange North Indianianized names!”

      er!what nonsense.Can you show one example at least.

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        How many Hindu Tamils of the younger generation carry names like Perampalam, Siitampalam, etc. How many carry names like. Dineshkumar, Sureshkumar, etc? Many of the present names cannot be written using the Tamil alphabet and harsh sounds which are absent in Senthamil.

        We are losing traditional names that lasted millennia and are adopting names that are not in our tradition. Only some Christian families yer retain their traditional names in addition to their baptismal names.

        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran.

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          How many Sinhalese you know want to retain their traditional Appuhami’s and Menike’s? Do you really know the trend in Sinhala names? Does that reflect in any way that Sinhalese are starting to abandon their roots?

          I don’t think they taught or trained you on these issues in your “assets for life” training. Don’t make ludicrous assertions that merely reflect how myopic your views are.

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            Why do you want to be like the Sinhalese? Further, most Sinhalese have reverted to their traditional names. There are very few Siva’s, Perera,s and Fernando’s left. they slso adopted on Sinhala names like Asela, Gamini , Tissa, etc., with alacrity. They have names like Appuhahamilage and punchsinhalage as part of their string of names. They have their family and root identity yet. Where is ours? Let us admit that we are ashamed of our traditional names! It is you who are myopic by refusing to accept facts that you do not like to admit or unaware of.

            I even call my dogs by Tamil names- Valli, Tharman, Veeman, Karnan, Veeran, etc., because I want to keep a tradition alive.

            Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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              Rajasingham,

              Your delusions see no bounds. What a preposterous thought that one needs to name one’s dogs in Tamil, or else we lose our roots!
              Here is what is obvious. You have burnt a lot of bridges among the Tamils by being hoodwinked into joining the Rajapaksa band wagon in the last four years. Having abysmally failed to bring in the anticipated “loot” from the Diaspora, now you find yourself thrown out of the Royal carriage, and friendless in the home grounds as well. So this is just a masquerade trying to win some sympathy, faking eternal love for Tamil. Right on the mark as the saying goes “patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.”

              If you are sincere, and all your past condemning and berating of the Diaspora was only because you were duped, the right way to mend fences is to come clean and apologize, rather than trying out these devious means.

              As an aside, when I point out that Sinhalese giving up the traditional names such as Appuhamy and Manike is by no means evidence that they want to give up their roots, how does that result in your conclusion that I want to be like Sinhalese?! I guess, being buried in the world of cats and dogs, one gets logic-challenged in written communications! You are pardoned on that account.

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          I agree, my first name is English since I am a Christian by birth but my middle name and surnames are more Tamil than many Hindu’s who seem to embrace “Kollywood” and “Bollywood”

          At this rate, asked to name the 5 great epics of Tamil language we might hear 5 super hit movies of the super star!!!!

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            Dev,

            Thanks for confirming a reality. Readers should the names of the candidates the the NPC elections to see a simple of this reality.

            Dr.RN

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      “I am also glad to learn that Kadirgamar’s personal name was Luxmananathan and his son’s Sri Raghavan. This shows that he was a Tamil Sri Lankan to the very end”

      Dr.narendran,are you saying that karunanithi who named his son stalin,is not a tamil indian to the very end?Is he a russian indian?

      I also read about a tamil in mannar who named his son hitler.Is he a german tamil srilankan?Apparently hitler had joined the LTTE and after the war underwent rehabilitation and was released.However the army took him in again and father was frantically trying to find where hitler was being held and was being sent from pillar to post.Probably hitler has been packed off to israel at the bequest of the Simon weisenthal’s people who must be thinking hitler has spawned someone here and another holocaust could happen one day.

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    Soon Kadirgamar will be labeled a traitor (like SF) and allegations of corruptions will emerge. his name will be tarnished and all assets will be confiscated.

    that is the way things are done in this “DEMOCRACY”

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      Symbian,

      ‘Soon Kadirgamar will be labeled a traitor (like SF) and allegations of corruptions will emerge. his name will be tarnished’ – I don’t know about his son but Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar was an exceptional human being who did so much for the betterment of the country. If such allegations were made I’m sure many would not believe it including me.

      Let’s hope his son gets the land back. Curious to know who this VVIP person is.

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        Suranee

        “Let’s hope his son gets the land back.”

        Do you think we too can get our ancestral land?

        By the way why should the Tamils be allowed to have their own ghetto in the North?

        Whats wrong with Sinhala/Buddhist VVIP’s grabbing land from the Tamils while Tamils are allowed to own properties in the South?

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          Native Vedda,

          Of course your people should get their land back. But the question is will that day ever come to be. The last time I checked there were barely two thousand of your people left in the country. Is this figure right and if it is what is the reason for the existence of such a low number in your community?

          It’s truly sad that countries who claim they value democracy and care about all ethnic groups tend to ignore the First inhabitants of the land. Just as for the Veddha community, the same has happened to the First Nation people of America.

          There was a very nice article written on Hubpages about the Vedda people. You can read it here: http://heikewinnig.hubpages.com/hub/srilanka-chronicle-of-the-pearl-of-the-indian-ocean-partI

          “By the way why should the Tamils be allowed to have their own ghetto in the North?” Good question. You know what I think Native Vedda, I think and firmly believe it should be the First Nation people of Sri Lanka a.k.a the Veddhas who should be entitled to have their own land. I have a strong feeling if you and your people were allowed to live freely in your land all of you would put the rest of us to shame. The reason why I say this is because your people value life, nature, the environment, etc and only take what is required to exist unlike the rest of us who tend to do the opposite.

          “Whats wrong with Sinhala/Buddhist VVIP’s grabbing land from the Tamils while Tamils are allowed to own properties in the South?’ Because that’s called stealing Native Vedda, which is wrong in so many levels.

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        Suranee,

        Kadisgamer did his duty as honest and ever best foreign minister in Sri lankan history. He is highly educated and talented person who was much suitable to be the President of this country. The country would have been developed long ago if he would have come as president of Sri lanka………not like the corrupted racist Buddhists Presidents, Prime ministers ever had on this island.

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          Alan,

          Your absolutely right, Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar was an honest and highly educated and talented person. He had all the qualities to make a great President and I agree, the country would have developed a great deal under him.

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            Suranee

            Your Sinhala/Buddhists within SLFP had already rejected him being appointed as the Prime minister.

            What chance did he have being elected as the President given that Sinhala/Buddhists are a racist lot?

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              Native Vedda,

              To be a President Democratic republic of Sri Lanka, the candidate should be a Buddhist. As per constitution made by JR. How can you call it is Democracy????????? It’s a bloody shit………
              You can se the democracy in india……3% of the total population became a Prime minister of India. It is call Democracy………..In Sri Lanka monk hegemony that is the reason this country is day by day facing to the hell…..

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              Native Vedda,

              “What chance did he have being elected as the President given that Sinhala/Buddhists are a racist lot?'” I don’t consider all Sinhala/Buddhists to be a racist lot. Their just misinformed about so many things including where they originated from.

              I’m a Sinhalese but not a Buddhist and I don’t hold onto the belief that we originated from a Lion or that this country belongs to the Sinhalese Buddhists because they make up the majority. But I do consider the country has strong ties to Lord Buddha for it keeps his Tooth Relic but unfortunately some of these people do not keep to his teachings. At least that’s how I see it.

              Alan,

              Could you please share with us the excerpt from the constitution that states “To be a President Democratic republic of Sri Lanka, the candidate should be a Buddhist.”

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              Suranee

              “Their just misinformed about so many things including where they originated from.”

              Then they are irredeemably stupid just like their Tamil brethren.

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            Suranee, in the house deal which Lakshman Kadir bought from John Bostock, his Lawyer Mahinda Ellepola a class mate of his gave a completely different picture reference his financial propriety.

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              Gamini,

              If what you say is true then it should be exposed.

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              Suranee, I have no personal grouse with LK. Mahanda Ellepola’s article was published in the Leader at that time it was public reading. I am sure some of the readership here would have definitely read it. Besides LK is no more and what purpose would it achieve now.

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          Alan

          “To be a President Democratic republic of Sri Lanka, the candidate should be a Buddhist. As per constitution made by JR.”

          According to my elders who have looked into the JR’s 1978 constitution, there is no such provision that bar members of other religious denominations contesting in presidential elections.

          This is a misconception deliberately put out by the failed Tamil spin doctors.

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            Native Vedda,

            Then why they are not giving the chance to other religious persons to be at least the prime minister?
            They would have made Lakshman Kadirgamar as Prime minister of Sri Lanka if the country has real Democracy. In Sri Lanka there is no Democracy now it is all monks hegemony……..Completely against the teaching of Load Buddha.

            You should read the constitution and see……….

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              Alan

              Not appointing a Tamil as prime minister has nothing to do with constitution. Its to do with parochial/Sinhala Buddhist nationalism.

              Kumar Ponnambalam contested the 1982 presidential elections as a Tamil Congress candidate and lost.

              It is all to do with numbers and nothing to do with constitution.

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        “Let’s hope his son gets the land back.”
        On what grounds? If taking this piece of land is unjust then so are the thousand others.
        I hope this goes right upto the SC and he wins it not for his sake but for the others. If this act is illeagle then so are all the others too.

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      The Kadirgamar family had their links to Jaffna and Luxmananathan ( Luxshman )himself had toyed with the idea at one time of contesting in Jaffna. The Irishman in the USA yet identify themselves with the mother country. Why are you denigrating the right of the Kadirgamar family to cherish their roots? You may have disliked Kadirgamar for various reasons, but you need not question their natural instincts. How many Tamils know Tamil today in the sense that it has three aspects- Iyal, Isai and Nadaham? Does this failure deny them their identity?

      Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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    These buggers will rot in hell ! Hope I will live to see the downfall of the entire family. We have seen it with Gadafi and Saddam families and it will sure to happen.

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      Point of View

      “These buggers will rot in hell ! Hope I will live to see the downfall of the entire family.”

      The clan is an incidental and insignificant part of this island’s history.

      Land grabbing did not start with the clan nor would it stop after them.

      Look at the 2,500 years old our history.

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      Do you mean the Kadirgama family or Rajapakse family?

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    These guys have no scruples, morals or ethics and would even take on a headache if it were free, to maintain with the ” Jones'” and to “keep up appearances”, thus, raping the country in the process ……

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    “What goes around will come around”. His father backstabbed his own people, helped the Sinhalese destroy the Tamils and their land. Remember he even justified the bombing of Navali Church, killings hundreds of innocent Tamil children. Now the Sinhalese grabbed his land and his son is fighting against the Sinhalese. ‘Rot in hell Kadigama, Rot in hell’ :)

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      thivya

      “His father backstabbed his own people, helped the Sinhalese destroy the Tamils and their land.”

      You don’t need Sinhalese to destroy Tamils and their land.

      Tamils were doing it to themselves splendidly.

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      thivya,

      Kadirgamar is from well respected, well educated and from a wellknown family.

      He was never a cheater or a bogus liar or a underhand cunning fox.

      He was an honest gentleman who stood by Sri Lanka’s constitution. He was against VP’s goal of dividing Sri Lanka, while stood by the 13th amendment to fulfill once the war was over.

      Also he fought for equal rights for Tamils and was Trusting the Sinhala leadership to fulfill their constitution obligations once the war was over.

      But it looks like the Rajapakse leadership is foregoing their promises to Tamil people and now letting down all of us the Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim Communities. This is a shame to us and to our country.

      Please double check who was the Honest Politician and who is the cunning Fox. Honesty, integrity and self respect comes through family roots and family upbringings only and you judge both.

      Sri Lanka would have been at a much better position today both Economically, socially, politically and internationally under Kadirgamar Leadership than Rajapakses.

      Please talk to ex. Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera to find the credibilities of both Rajapakses and Kadirgamar.

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        “Also he fought for equal rights for Tamils”
        When or how did he do that?

        Other than well presenting the govt line he did not do anything I could remember. Forget as a politician but even as a decent Tamil he never protested and cruelty towards civilians not even murder and rape while being well protected by the State.

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          Burt,

          I don’t know if you could remember, that during Mr.Kadirgamar’s reign as Foreign Minister it was VP and LTTE who had the upper hand in Eelam war.

          During the peak of the Eelam war until the final wanni operations, Sri Lankan troups were dare not harm, murder or rape any Tamil civilians knowing of VP’s decisive repercussions.

          Only after VP’s Mavil Aaru blundar and the subsequent Vanni operations that most of the absuses against Tamil people started cropping up.

          Kadirgamar was against VP warlord’s atrocities on both Tamil people, tamil political parties and on Sinhala people and the Governament.

          That’s why he wanted to be sure that VP is defeated first militarily before making a voice on Tamil people and their rights.
          His efforts made fruitful in the International community which paved way to win the war.

          Now it’s Rajapakse’s turn to fulfill his obligations, which if he fails may lead to another Drone air Parippu drop to Araliya house which could be nasty and ugly.

          There are neither “Vaulas” bats who change sides nor monkeys who do Joke political tricks in the International political arena.

          All in the hands of Rajapakses.

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    Karma is certainly a “Bitch”.
    Rajapakses are taking sweet revenge on Kadirgamar’s children. Even the LTTE never did anything to K’s lands/properties.

    Here is another piece of news:
    (FT) The controversial northern land rights issue took a high profile turn yesterday after it was revealed in court that the ancestral property belonging to former Foreign Minister and vehement LTTE critic Lakshman Kadirgamar in the Jaffna peninsula had been acquired by the Govt. The land situated in a picturesque spot in Keerimalai contains an elevated cliff with an ocean frontage and was exclusively allotted to Kadirgamar,
    end:

    I support the children’s petition in courts.
    The Rajapakse Justice system will be exposed now…..
    [Edited out]

    Donald Gnanakone

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    Shameful conduct. Get this taken up by the BBC, Callum Macrae and others to get justice! Rajapaksa delivers only when he is armtwisted. It is disgraceful that people have go before foreign organizations and countries to get justice in our own land.

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    Violence in Telagana and Andra Pradesh over division of a state.

    This is what we should do in SL.

    Break up Jaffna and Vanni districts into smaller parts.

    Divide and rule.

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      ado Muliya wrong thread mate.
      Give yourself a big “tokka” and get back to LW. You will be appreciated more at LW by the bigots.

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    Adding insult to injury…..shame on the greedy Rajapaksa’s, this is how a true son of Lanka, who was brutally killed, is rewarded. The family deserves their ancestral lands and property. Greed has no bounds, and the Rajapaksa’s have no class.

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    whats all this hoo ha over lands ha
    if you want land or a house all you need to do is contact Leela alias K A Sumansekera and give him the money for your dream land or dream house hahahaahahaaaaahah

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    Just Desserts. Now that the land has been taken,it would be most appropriate to put up a Buddhist temple on it. Bensen

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    We humans are the creation of One Supreme Creator, belongs to various tribes and nations. Our Creator Decree that the human should not despise each other but to extend friendship. All of us are not here to live forever. Our life is temporary no one can claim this land or that land belongs to Buddhists or other religious group. We do not take this land when we leave this world. The Almighty Creator has honored every human, so we should not degrade another group nor call names. Prophet has said the best among you is the one who is best in conduct and who treat his wife kindly. So each of us will stand in front of The Almighty Creator and have to answer to all our conduct good or bad and face the consequences. This is should not be taken as pure sport or fun. All our actions are recorded whether you believe or not. But we fear the standing on the Judgement day. Do not be deceived by this worldly attractions.

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    The property should go to their rightful owners. The government have to deal justly cannot throw its weight. Be just to all equally, the unjust rulers will face horrible consequences. What happened to many such rulers who had enormous wealth at their disposal which did not save their lives but the Justice of the One above prevailed. That is the reality. Take for example Pinochet, Gaddafi, Saddam what was their end? Look at the pathetic condition of once powerful Israeli PM Ariel Sharon? Since more than 6 years still in a life support, neither can come to life nor die. Just because Israel is a powerful country does not matter when God Almighty Take over the affairs of tyrannies. Can this not happen to our rulers? who can guarantee? never live in fool’s paradise and get deceived.

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    Dear Dr. Narendran,

    I have been following your writing since your articles in the Indian Express in 1987. I knew your son Murali.

    I found the following comment ridiculous:

    “A very important case that is bound to create greater awareness of the problem. I am also glad to learn that Kadirgamar’s personal name was Luxmananathan and his son’s Sri Raghavan. This shows that he was a Tamil Sri Lankan to the very end. His son wanting to retain the Jaffna link is also significant. This too at a time that the Tamils are giving up their traditional names and adopting strange North Indianianized names! I hope more Tamils will return to claim thrir ancestral properties, either to develop and reside or to gift it those who have paid a heavy price for having chosen to live there and become victims of a very cruel war.”

    You seem to be ignorant of the two ancient languages of India – Sanskrit and Tamil. Your name (Rajasingham Narendran) is a completely Sanskrit name. Sri Raghavan is not a Tamil name, it is a Sanskrit name. Sri Raghavan is an odd name for a Sri Lankan Tamil as it is a Vaishnavite name. Many of the Dravidian nationalists such as Karunanidhi and Prabhakaran are bearing Sanskrit names. South Indians have long cherished Sanskrit as the Vedas are written in Sanskrit. It is ridiculous for you to draw wedge within Indian civilisation.

    If you are proud of Tamil tradition, why did you name your son Murali? Murali is a Sanskrit name for Krishna meaning bearer of the magic flute.

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    Dr Narendran is an admirer of Gotabhaya Rajapakse. In his comment appeared in Lankaweb of 29th October 2012 under Gotabhaya: OPA also wants 13a abolished…….Dr N writes ” He ( Gotabhaya ) is a great asset to Sri lanka……If we had ten more men and women like him in Sri Lanka this country will make great strides”.

    Anyone wants to know more please read his entire comment.

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    Who is this Donald? he say kadirgamar land must be given to children and support it. sometime he say bad things about the children and kadirgamar. then he say he went to funeral. who cares? land was taken and that is the issue. not who was what when during past and who did what and when.this rubbish. just the issue is land belonging to someone else taken. sinhala, tamil, muslim or any other. land is land and not have race. issue is to give back land. not only kadirgamar land but all land taken illegaly. just bring public to know that and build presure to get done. not show sick colors and talk nonsens

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    The simple reason for grabing Mr Kadirgarmar’s ancestral property may be to readicate all historic places in Jaffna so that oneday sinhala/ buddhist extremits can claim that there was no trace to tamil origin in North.

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