25 June, 2021

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How Could You Compare The Chinese With The Tamils?

By C.V. Wigneswaran          

C. V. Wigneswaran MP

Someone asked me; Tamil Parliamentarians are equating Chinese investments with Tamil separatism. You too made such comments in Parliament. How could you compare the Chinese with the Tamils?

My response was; I am not comparing the Chinese with the Tamils. It was the Tamil Bodhidharman who introduced Kung Fu to China, just for the record. There had been trade relationships between Tamils and Chinese even before the birth of the Sinhala language and from pre- Buddhistic times.

What we have been pointing out in Parliament and elsewhere is that the Tamils who are indigenous to this Country had not been given a chance to invest here. In fact everything is done to chase us away and prevent us from prospering here. When I was Chief Minister we were denied a Chief Minister’s Fund to improve the conditions of our war affected people. But the Chinese from far are trusted and preferred to do business here.

While our traditional lands are being grabbed by the State in several ways, 15000 acres in Hambantota has been given on a platter to the Chinese. If not for the Supreme Court we would have completely parted with our hold on the Colombo Port City. Still there are certain provisions that may bring problems for us. Though the Members of the Commission are to be Sri Lankan citizens nothing prevents the Chinese getting Sri Lankan citizenship and finding places in the Commission!

Why is Sri Lanka in this impasse today? Lee Quan Yew in the fifties wanted to make Singapore as another Ceylon. Such was the prosperity and economic strength of this Country at the time of Independence. Singapore recognized the equality of its several denizens and made Chinese, English, Tamil and Malay as Official languages and they are prospering. WE were more interested in destroying the Tamils and their individuality and  trying to falsely portray this country as a Sinhala Buddhist Country forgetting that the  North and East and even Puttalam and Negombo have been the traditional homelands of the Tamils from pre Buddhistic times and long before the birth of the  Sinhala language.

What our Parliamentarians are asking is why do you not trust us Tamils but trust the Chinese when the whole world knows about Chinese expansionism in recent times. They have been able to get firm footholds in several African and Asian Countries by helping them financially and tightening the screws when these Countries could not pay back in time. We are not anti Chinese but certainly we are against our Country being mortgaged to the Chinese or for that matter any Country.

Successive Governments borrowed heavily to fight an unnecessary war and they are paying for their folly now. I say unnecessary because there was no need to make one language as the official language of this Country when discernible areas in the Country spoke two different languages for centuries. The Sinhalese politicians could easily have mended their fences with the Tamils when the late SWRD Bandaranaike showed a way in the right direction. But the Buddhist Priests who have been given unnecessary importance in political matters did not allow sanity to prevail. SWRD was killed by a Buddhist Priest.

Our debts have snowballed and brought us now to this predicament. The World has come to know what happened during the latter part of the War which was fought without witnesses. Soon the offenders would have to answer to the World. It would be quite difficult to face economic deterioration on the one side and World’s adverse public opinion on the other side. Knowing what is in store for them, the powers that be, have sought the help of a Big Power which is poised against the Democratic Countries. We have now jettisoned non alignment. We have fallen within the orbit of Chinese expansionism. As Honourable Sumanthiran, M.P. pointed out in Parliament when questions were raised why the name board at the opening of the Smart Library in the Attorney General’s Department was in Chinese, English and Sinhala only leaving out Tamil, an official language of the country, the response was not from the Government. It was from the Chinese Embassy!

What the Tamil Parliamentarians have been trying to say is why not mend fences with us, give up your anti Tamil stance, allow investments by the Tamil diaspora and the locals and bring prosperity to the Country. Why bring a Country from afar to invest here?

Even now it is not too late. All the problems of the Sinhalese politicians could be surmounted by recognizing Tamil rights and granting them their legitimate rights. After all, the Corona virus made no distinction between Tamils and Sinhalese. It attacked all equally. In the eyes of Nature we are all equal. It is the wrong perceptions among the humans which have brought such distinctions and divisions. We could together bring back sanity.

If a self independent unit could govern Colombo Port City why cannot a confederal unit govern the North and East? Former Minister Rajitha Senaratne who started politics, I believe, with the humane Vijaya Kumaratunga has asked this same question as per the Newspapers.

A Tamil from France has put forward an interesting suggestion. If the Rajapaksas want only material and financial benefits from China why not give back our lands to us and get such benefits from us? The Tamil diaspora is wealthy enough, he seems to infer.

He has suggested that there are major benefits in giving their lands to the Tamils rather than the Chinese. Firstly we can avoid future bloodshed, killings, disappearances in the North and East. Secondly, both ethnic groups, the Tamil and the Sinhalese can live in peace and harmony. Thirdly, if the powers that be want financial gain for themselves we Tamils could certainly give them three or four times more than what the Chinese are prepared to give. Fourthly, this will save the lives of soldiers who mostly come from poor working class families and remote villages to sacrifice their lives for the glorification of cardboard heroes. Fifthly if the Tamils are given their land back, they will not insist on the same conditions that China has put on Hambantota and Colombo Port City. The Tamils would continue to use the local currency.  

It is my observation that principles have not governed the minds of Sinhala politicians so far. Only money, authority and arrogance have. If the Government wants to think out of the box so to say like the Tamil from France, it could still work out something to shake hands with the Tamils and take the Country forward towards Peace and Prosperity with the wholehearted participation of all minorities. There would be no need to become handmaids of distant Countries!

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    I agree that you cannot compare the Chinese with Tamils.

    Chinese are the masters of their own national destiny (e.g. PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore) but Malay, Sinhala and Hindi speakers are the masters of Tamils’ national destiny.

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      No, you can’t compare Tamils with Chinese. If the Tamils were running this country, they would have taken a 99 year lease on Hong Kong. Even AliBaba sells Palmyrah Arrack. Remember the Trilingual inscription in Galle by Zheng He had Tamil on it but not Sinhala.

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        OC – I am surprised that Gota’s Archaeological hit men have not unearthed another inscription in Sinhala Only, closer to the Trilingual inscription in Galle and claim that inscription pre dates the Tri Lingual

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          Oldest port city in Sri Lanka is Mantai and not Colombo, Hambantota or Trincomalee. Ancient civilization was along Aruvi Aru (Malwattu Oya) which runs from Anuradhapura to Mannar. Recently two sites of Dravidian civilization were found accidentally in Chettikulam and around Giant’s tank by students of archaeology of Anuradhapura Buddhist university. If proper survey is done in Mantai area, connection of Tamils with Chinese may surface, as Mantai was part of Chinese sea silk route. Unfortunately Sinhala government will never allow any archaeological survey which will blow to pieces Sinhala racist propaganda.

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            Dravidian? Nonsense! Nothing points to any Dravidian connection. The only connection is to African.

            Unfortunately Tamil remnanats founds in the island all belong to Tamil Nadu or China. None indigenous. None.

            The ancient Tamil burial grounds around Mannar are described in history during the time of Dutugemunu. His army found some 60,000 Tamils left in the island living there under Ellalan’s brother’s leadership. They were all massacred according to history.

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              GATAM, you are a typical Islamic bigot, displaying ignorance. In Archaeological circles it is accepted that urn burial sites are hallmarks of Dravidian civilization. Several of them have been found along north western region from Poonagary to Puttalam etc. Last two were at Ibbankatuwa near Kurunegala and Devalapola near Minuwangoda. If there was a cemetery, then there should be human settlement around, but Sinhala archaeologists never pursued to unearth it. In addition several potsherds were found in north similar to those found in Tamil Nadu at various sites like Anaicoddai, Poonagary, Mannar etc. Last two were at Nanattan school play ground in Mannar and Mallavi near Kilinochchi. These are all pre-Dutugemunu era.

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            Gnana

            “If proper survey is done in Mantai area, connection of Tamils with Chinese may surface, as Mantai was part of Chinese sea silk route.”

            You know how to amuse yourself man. Twilight years …

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              Ravi Perera, Sinhala archaeologists and historians are intellectually dishonest. Recently Raj Somadeva embarked on a mission to prove that Sinhalese descended from Veddhas. He found two caves in Kumana and Medagama near Bibile where both had inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi, suggesting that Veddahs who occupied those caves came under Tamil influence. He has since abandon his pursuit. Very soon they will bury Buddha statues around the caves and claim that they were used by Buddhist mendicants.

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                Gnana, do not worry about the Sinhala archeologists and their views. Take it up with the international community and press for an international inquiry to find out whose version of history is correct. (Similar to war crimes inquiry).

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                  Sinhala government which does not permit Tamil archaeologists to carry out work, will never permit foreigners. Recently German archaeologist discovered stone inscription in Tissamaharama in Tamil, describing Tamil settlements there. This was taken over by Sinhala archaeologists and has gone missing. This is how truth is destroyed. Since you have been boasting that you visit embassies in Colombo (? to clean toilets), you could initiate the process.

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            “Mantai was part of Chinese sea silk route.”
            *
            From Wikipedia:
            The Maritime Silk Road…refers to the maritime section of the historic Silk Road that connected China, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Arabian peninsula, Somalia, Egypt and Europe. It flourished between the 2nd century BC and 15th century AD.
            Despite its association with China in recent centuries, the Maritime Silk Road was primarily established and operated by Austronesian sailors in Southeast Asia, Tamil merchants in India and Southeast Asia, Greco-Roman merchants in East Africa, India, Ceylon and Indochina, and by Persian and Arab traders in the Arabian Sea and beyond.
            *
            When did a Chinese sea silk route exist?
            I know a likely answer: “Stupid so and so you cannot understand such things etc.”
            Try something more intelligent.

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              Sivasegaram the idiot, search for China maritime silk route for the details. If you cannot understand English, it is your problem. How can maritime refer to road.

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        OC,

        That’s because the island did not have any Tamil (Chinese and Persian) speakers to assist ships belonging to those countries.

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      Another rubbish comment from a fake Arab low caste converted immigrant Dravidian Tamil Arab wannabe. Malay and Hindi speakers are not trying to be masters of anyone and in India it is the Hindi speaking states that are derogatively called the beggar states by the rest of India. Bringing India’s standard of living down. Most of South India can be compared to Thailand in their standard of living and most of North India, other than Punjab and Gujarat can be compared to below sub Saharan African living standards. This is why millions of Hindi speakers are now flocking to south and western parts of India to do menial jobs and are treated like slaves by the local population.

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        Tamils have an ancient history in Malaysia. One of the origin for the word Melayu is thought to be derived from the Tamil work Malayur meaning the land of the mountains. Malayur – inscribed on the south wall of the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Tamil Nadu. It was described as a kingdom that had “a strong mountain for its rampart” in Malay peninsula, that fell to the Chola invaders during Rajendra Chola I’s campaign in the 11th century. The name for the northern Malay state Kedah originates from the ancient Tamil word Kedaram meaning utensils, as during ancient times it was a trading post where Tamil and Chinese traders used to meet to trade and barter. Around 40-60% of the present Malay language vocabulary is derived from Sanskrit and Tamil. Thanks the Chola and Kalinga influence. However, the present Tamil population in Malaysia are recent immigrants who only arrived during the British period and have no claim to anything and the Malays do not illtreat them, like the way the Sinhalese do. It is only in Sri Lanka thanks to the British that the Sinhalese are now using fake history and their majority to be the master’s of the island’s Tamils, when prior to European arrival, the Tamils were their masters. Now opportunistic, pathetic Arab wannabes low caste converted Tamil immigrants from South India, are also trying join this circus, thinking there is some benefit for their Fake Arab immigrant community.

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          Rohan25,
          What on earth are you talking? There were no Tamils in Sinhale before Europeans arrived to act as masters of Sinhalayo. There were Demala invaders from Hindusthan who occupied Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa for short periods but they were beaten and chased away by Sinhala Kings.
          Demalu (Tamils after 1911) who live in Sinhale are the descendants of slaves brought by colonial rulers from Hindusthan after Native Sinhalayo who have a long proud history refused to do donkey work for colonial rulers.
          —-
          “It is only in Sri Lanka thanks to the British that the Sinhalese are now using fake history and their majority to be the master’s of the island’s Tamils, when prior to European arrival, the Tamils were their masters.”

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            EE,

            Correct. There were no continuing Tamil presence in the island before the Europeans arrived.

            Unfortunately Tamils were then totally subjected to what is now called genocide when there was no UNHRC, no genocide law, no war crimes law. All history books clearly say this.

            However, modern Buddhists deliberately ignore these just to pretend that they were an exceptionally spiritual people! My foot! We saw how they behaved in 1983, 2009, etc. even with the UNHRC, genocide law and war crimes law!!

            Just imagine what would have happened without these.

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            EE,

            You are also right about the year 1911 when a new ethnic group called “Ceylon Tamils” was invented by a Tamil. It was never there before. Previously they were called Indians, Malabar coast people and Corramandal coast people.

            Please look at genuine census reports of 1881, 1891 and 1901. No “Ceylon Tamils” or “Indian Tamils”.

            Also read the Thesawalami Ordinance. It applies to Malabar coast people living in the north!

            But unfortunately for Tamils the Tamil nation of Tamilakam in South India was lost forever to a new country called “India” created by the British. Sinhalese must be grateful for India. If Tamils had their own nation, SL would have been invaded a few times by now!!!!

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            There was no such palace called Chingkale before the Europeans or anyone arrived. The island was also called Chingkallam or Chingkalla Theevu in ancient Thamizh ( Land of the red /copper ) . Sinhala is a Prakritized form of this ancient Thamizh word. Polonaruwa was founded by the Thamizh Cholas and Anrudhapura was founded and ruled by Thamizh speaking Dravidian Naga Saivites long before a people called Chingkallams evolved largely from the converted Buddhist Dravidian semi Thamizh ELu speaking Yakkas and other Indian immigrants. Largely from then Thamizh South India and some from Bengal. The king who converted to Buddhism was a ThamiZh Saivite Naga named Thevanai Nambiya Theesan son of King Mootha Sivan. All pure Thamizh names. All the ancient kings who ruled there were all Thamizh including King Ellalan. Even your Mahavamsa fairy tale admits when converted Tamil Naga Dutta Kaimunu son of Thamizh Naga king Kakkai Vanna Theesan or Kaavan Theesan ( again all Thamizh names) had to capture Anuradhapuram , he had to capture 43 Thamil Chieftancies and many Thamizh villages and towns. surrounding the kingdom. Nothing about Chingkallams. Half your present Chingkalla population are purely descended from low caste South Indian imports, who were imported by the Portuguese and Dutch to do menial slave work and were settled along the western and southern coasts.

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              The original name for Polonarruwa was Pula Narri in Thamizh . google and read. Polonarruwa again like Sinhala is the Prakritized form of the this ancient Thamizh word.

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            EE
            You keep repeating the same nonsense…
            Bhuvanekabahu VI (Sapumal Kumaraya aka Chempaha Perumal) the adopted son of Parakrama Bahu VI captured the Jaffna Kingdom in 1450 (much before the Portuguese arrived). During his rule in Jaffna, he built the premier shrine of Hindu worship – the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil (he did not build any Buddhist temple) for the people of Jaffna peninsula. The Tamils of Jaffna are still invoking his name and singing thevarams to him in the Nallur Kovil before the temple procession of Lord Murukan.
            As per your argument, if the Europeans brought the Jaffna Tamils, then the people of Jaffna before the Europeans arrived should have been the Sinhalese. If the people of Jaffna during the 13th Century AD were Sinhalese, then Sapumal Kumaraya should have built a Buddhist temple and NOT a Hindu temple in the heart of Jaffna. Why did he build the Hindu Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil in the 13th Century AD for the so called ‘Sinhalese’ of Jaffna?
            In his book ‘Jaffna under the Portuguese’, Tikiri Abeyasinghe who was the Professor of Modern History at the University of Colombo till 1985 notes that in the period 1624-1626 (during Portuguese rule of Jaffna), the Franciscans converted 52,000 Jaffna Tamil Hindus into Catholics. Read “Jaffna under the Portuguese” by Prof Tikiri Abeyasinghe.

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          Rohan25,
          “Malays do not illtreat them, like the way the Sinhalese do.”
          “This is why millions of Hindi speakers are now flocking to south and western parts of India to do menial jobs and are treated like slaves by the local population.”
          —-
          Malays do not ill-treat Tamils but Tamils in India ill-treat Hindi speaking fellow Indians.

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          Rohan Thanbi,

          “Tamils have an ancient history in Malaysia”. What about Russia. You never know, certainly your women must be. You know it…

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            Rotten Pear what about Russia? So what about it ? Why don’t we come closer to home . The Cheris and Kuppams of ThamiZh Nadu from where the ancestors of half the so called present day Chingkallams, including yours, originate from . Brought here as low caste indentured labour to do menial service work and to work as slave labour in the southern spice estates. Now all converted to Chingkalla Aryan racists, beating the anti Thamizh drum. You are a very good example.

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              The descendants of Tamils who embraced Buddhism in 246 B.C. later claimed they were Arya Sinhalese. The coastal Tamils of the Western and Southern provinces (arrived during the colonial period) after adopting Sinhala as their mother tongue and Buddhism as their religion claim they are descendants of Duttu Gemunu. Most of these overnight converts who adopted the ‘Sinhala-Buddhist’ label to hide their low caste Tamil identity are the ones who claim ancient Sinhala-Buddhist heritage and pretend to be the so called ‘Nationalist patriots’ and champions of Sinhala-Buddhist (Anti-Tamil) chauvinism. Prof. K.M. de Silva, Dr. Paul E. Pieris, and Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere have very clearly elaborated in their publications that they are all South Indians who got converted to Buddhism and became Sinhalese. Also refer to the link below,
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMbhLoJWXs0

              Also this video says about the mixture, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8m5MNLkyqk

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                Lanka Canaya,

                The Sinhalese with south India origins that the professors talk about make up less than 9%. The groups concerned are the most anti tamil and the most enterprising people. Very likely these groups have Kerala ancentry. To say they are part of Tamils is another surangana katha

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                  Ravi Perera,
                  I think you missed the 6 in front, it is 69%. Within a few centuries after they came from (then) South India (mostly low caste Tamils) and got converted to Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Catholics, the Sinhala population in the Western and Southern parts of the country increased exponentially and that is how the Sinhalese became a majority.
                  Dr. Paul E. Pieris has published extracts from the Portuguese tombo records which gives the original names of the present day Sinhalese with Portuguese surnames before their conversion to Christianity and Buddhism. They adopted the Portuguese surnames to hide their original South Indian (low caste) identity (names).
                  Since your great grandfather may not be alive to tell you from which village in Tamil Nadu your ancestors came to SL and got converted into Sinhala-Buddhists but if you check either the Portuguese Tombo records or your DNA/genetics, it will definitely match the TN Tamils.

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                    RP,
                    Btw, Kerala (or Chera) was a part of the Tamil country at that time. They were known as Malayali or Malabars (Mountain Tamils). If you find it difficult to look for the Portuguese Tombo records or get your DNA/genetics tested, there is another method. If you go to any Arab country and do not mention your nationality/ethnicity as Sri Lankan/Sinhalese, the Arabs will very clearly identify you as either a Bangali or a Malabari. Since you are a Perera, the Arabs will definitely identify you as a Malabari.

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              Ugly Pandi Kutti thanbi, accept man you demalu are a defeated group of people.
              Tough luck man

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        After repeated unsuccessful protests I have to surrender.
        *
        Finally, I concede that CT is the ultimate place for civilized language as we may witness above.

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          Sorry Eagle
          The relevant comment was two above yours.

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            Sorry SJ Thattha, we all know that you are a self hating Thamizh, who fawns to Chingkalla racists and Thullkans

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        ‘a fake Arab low caste converted immigrant Dravidian Tamil Arab ‘
        .

        Wow! Talk about racism why don’t you.

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          Another Chingkalla racist coming out of the wood work. What is wrong with this statement. Jadam posts rubbish and the vast overwhelming majority of the Thullkans are indeed descended from converted low caste Thamizh from South India and the Arab or Camel element in them is very negligible, but they badly want to be Arab wannabes. The truth hurts. Jadam and the Chingkalla racist post rubbish and their comments are outright racist, calling Thamizh slaves to deport them and they do not belong but you do not find all this racist, most probably music to your ears but when a Thamizh replies, you and SJ thatha jump to their defence. Proving who is the racist.

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          Paul
          Sick minds cannot be cured by debate, as reason never penetrates them.
          *
          I blame CT for passive encouragement of vile personal insult and racial abuse.
          I wonder why its moderators bother to censor some comments. Can any be worse?
          What disappoints me more is the selective silence of seemingly civilized participants on such obscene racist comments.

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      “Chinese are the masters of their own national destiny (e.g. PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore) but Malay, Sinhala and Hindi speakers are the masters of Tamils’ national destiny.”

      That is the point. Tamils should consider peaceful relocation to areas outside of Sri Lanka, rather than pursue than this impossible goal of a fake homeland. China does not try to take over other countries because there are millions of Chinese living outside of China. These Chinese live in peaceful co-habitation with the natives. Someone from China can visit these countries and enjoy the Chinese and Native culture simultaneously. 80 million Tamils should follow this strategy, rather than fight with Sinhala and Hindi speakers.

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        Is that why your parents located to Croydon UK and you were born there? Live in the UK claiming that you are British citizen by birth and therefore entitled to all the perks and opportunity there but preach racism, genocide and ethnic cleansing back home. The story of 90% of the so called Chingkalla diaspora.

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          Who said I was born in UK? I left for higher studies, as at that time JVP buggers closed the universities. Kalathonie refugees ran to the West on boats, used false claims of “genocide” to get petrol station jobs. Where is Eelam now?

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            Lester,
            Ah, so now you admit you were a refugee?

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    They have been able to get firm footholds in several African and Asian Countries by helping them financially and tightening the screws when these Countries could not pay back in time.

    Friend in need is friend indeed (supporter of your dreams and aspirations )

    Sri lank looks the development of china or its success and would follow its style like Lee Quan Yew in the fifties wanted to make Singapore Ceylon and Economic Corridor bears fruit amid 70th anniversary of ties Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a meeting with the country’s high-level officials reviewing progress on CHINA PAKISTAN ECCONOMIC CORRIDOR is a evidence/Verification to the and deep-rooted Pakistan-China friendship.

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      Couple of years ago, when there were talks about leasing out Hambantota to the Chinese , I suggested that the North East be leased out to the Tamils in the CT. With the help of the Diaspora, the Tamils could invest and engage themselves in a manner which will bring in the desired results to make North /East flow with unadulterated Milk and Honey. All excesses may be diverted to the South to enable the Sinhalese to live happily, without the intervention of the Buddhist Priests, who could concentrate in spreading lord Buddha’s Teachings, rather than flirting with politics/politicians, to their own detriment,

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        Kanapathy Varunan,
        “I suggested that the North East be leased out to the Tamils…”
        —-
        Ranil handed over almost one third of the country to Tamils on a platter assuming that it will ensure peace and prosperity to Tamils. But Tamils messed up the whole thing. Tamil Diaspora did not invest a single Dollar in NE. Instead of investing for development, Tamil Diaspora spent billions of Dollars to buy arms and ammunition to LTTE to kill Sinhalayo. So, Sinhalayo had no other choice other than to kick out Tamil leaders and bring NE under Sinhala rule. That brought peace and prosperity to Tamils in that area.

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          EE,

          And that was the biggest mistake of Rajapaksas. You have to look at things comparatively. Nothing is perfect. If war continued it would kill 1,300 Sinhalese annually and kill 2,600 Tamils annually.

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        “With the help of the Diaspora, the Tamils could invest and engage themselves in a manner which will bring in the desired results to make North /East flow with unadulterated Milk and Honey.”

        Last time the Diaspora tried to help, LTTE engaged in drug smuggling, child recruitment, suicide terrorism, arms smuggling, etc. Diaspora were enjoying the Western lifestyle while letting the poorer Tamils fight an impossible battle. Those Tamils in the North and East should be writing to Navi Pillay demanding “accountability and justice” from Diaspora Tamils who played with their lives: https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/london-universities-hold-%E2%80%98youth-maaveerar-naal%E2%80%99.

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        KV, good idea but for that to work all Tamils must be relocated to the north east. We surely do not want another Pakistan-Bangladesh 1971 taking place in the island where Bengalis in Pakistan and Urdu speakers in Bangladesh were all massacred! And you must allow Muslim Elam their separate territory too. Greed defeats all your plans.

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      LKY wanted to make Singapore into Ceylon in 1965 (not 1950s). By then Ceylon had passed the citizenship act, Sinhala Only act and many similar acts. That’s the Ceylon LKY wanted to copy. He was backed by China.

      Since independence China has been Singapore’s largest trading partner except a few years.

      Historically when Tamils had their own country, the Tamil country and China had excellent relations. Today the rulers of Tamils, Hindi speakers, Malay speakers and Sinhala speakers have kept Tamils against the Chinese for their own benefit.

      Tamils should strategically align themselves with China to gain independence. Otherwise Tamils will be ruled over by others.

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        Singapore made English the official, yes, but that is not the secret to their success. Those in mainland China can barely speak English. Koreans and Japanese also speak poor English .So you cannot single out “Sinhala-Only.” “Sinhala-Only” was never enacted at the university level, where the medium of instruction has always been English. The key to accelerated development is industrialization.

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    “Tamils who are indigenous to this Country…”
    —-
    According to the definition given in Collins English dictionary:
    “Indigenous people or things belong to the country in which they are found, rather than coming there or being brought there from another country.”
    There are no records of the existence of ‘Tamils’ in Sinhale>Ceylon>Sri Lanka which is the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Ehthto before colonial rule. However, there are documents that mention about a group called ‘Demala’ who came as invaders from 3rd Century BC and ‘Malabars’ brought to Sinhale from Hindusthan by colonial rulers. These people who are from Hindusthan spoke ‘Demala’ language.
    The term ‘Tamil’ appeared in records after a Demala person named Ponnambalam Arunachalam involved in preparing the Census Report in 1911 changed the term ‘Malabar’ to ‘Ceylon Tamils’ to refer to Demala people who lived in Yapanaya and ‘Indian Tamils’ to refer to Demala people who lived in Central Highlands. Although, Ponnambalam Arunachalam made this distinction, all Demala (Tamil) people are of Hindusthan origin and therefore cannot be considered as indigenous people in Sinhale. Mr. Vigneshwaran who has been in the legal field should study the history of Sinhale and his people before making this kind of statements.

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      Hello Eagle Eye how are ou?

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “According to the definition given in Collins English dictionary:
      “Indigenous people or things belong to the country in which they are found, rather than coming there or being brought there from another country.”-

      You are right however read this:

      Yes, the Sinhalese have their origins in Bengal, Odisha
      The “Mahavamsa”, arguably the greatest chronicle of Sri Lanka, narrates that the founder of the Sinhalese community had his roots among ancestors from East India.
      https://indianexpress.com/article/research/yes-the-sinhalese-have-their-origins-in-bengal-odisha/

      Doesn’t matter when are you leaving?

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        Native Vedda,
        “Yes, the Sinhalese have their origins in Bengal, Odisha
        The “Mahavamsa”, arguably the greatest chronicle of Sri Lanka, narrates that the founder of the Sinhalese community had his roots among ancestors from East India.”
        —–
        That story has been discarded based on latest findings from archeological research. According to these findings, Sinhalayo have evolved in this island from Homo-sapiens lived about 125,000 years ago in the South. At the time Vijaya and his bandits came this country was inhabited by Sinhalayo. History text books have been revised by the Ministry of Education based on the latest research findings. Sinhale is the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.
        If you are interested to know about latest research findings go to YouTube and watch ‘Unlimited History’ videos.

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      Neither the Mahavamsa nor the Bhrami Prakrit stone/cave inscriptions say anything about a Sinhala country (Sinhale) or a Sinhala kingdom or a Sinhala king or a Sinhala civilization or a Sinhala nation. The early foreign traders (before the 12th century) from Arabia, Persia, Rome, China and so on called Sri Lanka by many different names but NOT ‘Sinhale’ and NONE of them mentioned about the existence of a Sinhala Kingdom/King or a Sinhala nation. All who declare ownership of this island for millennia, based on claims of some mythological fiction, are blabbering nonsense. The island Lanka may have been a peninsular extension of the South Indian land mass around a few thousand years ago. Since humanity did not originate in this region, all ethnic groups would be immigrants. It was found that the Vedda Eththo had a certain percentage of admixture with the pre-historic mankind in Sri Lanka whereas the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims had ZERO admixture proving that Only Vedda Eththo had been here much earlier than all others (immigrants). All other claims are based on some mythological fiction and wrong interpretations.

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        LC
        May I know what the earliest mention of Tamil in any ancient inscription?

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          (correction)
          May I know what the earliest mention of Tamil in any ancient inscription is?

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            SJ
            I did not know that you were soooo ignorant. There are enough of ancient archaeological evidence in Sri Lanka such as Brahmi stone inscriptions, cave writings, Pali chronicles, etc where the terms ‘Dameda’, ‘Damela’, ‘Damila’, ‘Demel’ are mentioned as a group of people living in the island. Even in the Jataka stories such as Akitti Jataka, there is a reference to Tamil country (Damila-rattha), whereas there is NO archeological evidence what so ever about the terms ‘Hela’, ‘Sihala’, ‘Sinhala’ before and even a few centuries after the Pali chronicles were written. Please read Dr. Indrapala’s book…

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        Lanka Canuck,
        “All who declare ownership of this island for millennia, based on claims of some mythological fiction, are blabbering nonsense.”
        —-
        Sinhalayo make their claim that they evolved in this country based on scientifically verified evidences but Demalu who came from Hindusthan make their claim based on mythological fiction.
        Prof. K. Indrapala, the first Professor of history in Jaffna University acknowledged in his Doctoral dissertation that Demalu in Yapanaya arrived in 12 – 13th centuries from S. India. This was not acceptable to Vellala Demala politicians who claimed in the Vadukoddai Resolution that they were there from the dawn of time. He was virtually chased out of the Jaffna University.
        Demalu do not have any scientifically verified archeological evidences to support their claim that they are indigenous people in Sinhale and they lived in this country before Sinhalayo came. Few Demala historians and archeologists are trying hard to cook up evidences by distorting the truth but they will fail the test.

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          EE
          There is NO scientific evidence what so ever. Read Prof. K. Indrapala’s book instead of blabbering nonsense. Please mention the chapter in the Mahavamsa or tell us in which Bhrami Prakrit stone/cave inscriptions a Sinhala country (Sinhale) or a Sinhala kingdom or a Sinhala king or a Sinhala civilization or a Sinhala nation is mentioned before the 12th Century AD. Sinhala and Tamil kingdoms came into existence only after 12 CE.

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        90% of world Tamils live in India under the rule of Hindi speakers.
        4% of world Tamils live in SL under the jackboot of Sinhala chauvinists leaders.
        3% of world Tamils live in Malaysia under the rule of Malay speakers.
        3% of world Tamils live in many countries around the world under the rule of other ethnic groups.

        What happened? Why live under others everywhere? Please answer. Thank you.

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          99% of the Thullkans are descended from converted low caste Indian Thamizh . Now claiming an imagined Arab descent, to make them feel and look good and as proof show itzy bitzy Arab DNA found amongst a few Thulluka family , courtesy of a hanky panky by a few Arab sailors and low caste Thamizh harlots. All for a bag of rice. No wonder Jadam is also selling himself for another bag of rice. Ancestral habits are hard to get rid of.

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      Mahindapala, ask your charlatan Raj Somadeva, why he abandoned his journey to prove that Sinhalese descended from Veddhas, after discovering caves in Kumana and Medagama which had Tamil Brahmi inscriptions, denoting that Veddas who lived in those caves came under Tamil influence. According to archaeological and genetic evidence only Veddahs and Dravidians similar to those in Tamil Nadu lived in Sri Lanka. If you say Sinhalese lived you must prove it by getting buried bones carbon dated and genetically matched with Sinhalese. Your empty claim will only receive plaudits among bigoted Sinhalese and not erudite people.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
        Archeologists have already done those things and have provided scientific evidences unlike Tamils who base their claims on fabricated evidences.
        On several occasions, I have provided sources and some of the evidences in this forum. I can not keep on repeating them for the sake of guys suffering from amnesia.

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          Eagle,
          “can not keep on repeating them for the sake of guys suffering from amnesia.’
          Then , how come you keep repeating this rubbish:”There were no Tamils in Sinhale before Europeans arrived to act as masters of Sinhalayo. There were Demala invaders from Hindusthan who occupied Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa for short periods “

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            How Sinhala-Buddhism started…
            During the Buddhist revivalist period instigated by Don Niculas Gunawardhana aka Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala along with a few others including Anagarika Dharmapala’s father Don Carolis Hewavitharane, they formed societies and centers of learning (Pirivena) to propagate Buddhism. Many of the coastal Catholics from the Western and Southern areas (Sinhalese and Sinhalised Tamils including those with Portuguese surnames and titles) belonging to the Karavar, Duravar and Salagama castes converted enmass to Buddhism, and even created their own Buddhist organizations (Ramanna Nikaya) because the traditional upper Govi caste-oriented prelates (Asgiri, Malwathu) refused entry of these newly converted Buddhists of dubious caste origins into their organizations.
            Don David Hewavitarana who was born into a Catholic Salagama family later became known as Anagarika Dharmapala, a Sinhala-Buddhist supremacist who was responsible for yoking Sinhala and Buddhism together and calling Sri Lanka a Sinhala-Buddhist country. He was the father of Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism (Buddhist nationalism has its roots in the Dīpavamsa and Mahāvamsa but not Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism). He desperately needed the Aryan myth to distinguish the Sinhala-Buddhists from the rest of the population in Ceylon. Since Buddha was a North Indian and as per the Mahavamsa, Vijaya and his men were also North Indians and Sinhala also was an Indo-Aryan language, it became very convenient for him to label the Sinhala-Buddhists as ‘Aryans’ (North Indian).
            Continued…

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              Continuation form above…
              Armed with the Mahavamsa-inspired ideology as the Orthodox Theravada Buddhist doctrine of the Sinhala Buddhists, he declared, “This bright and beautiful Island was made into a paradise by Aryan Sinhalese (Arya-Sinhala)”. He preached that Sinhalese – the Lion Race – are a superior people descended from pure Aryan stock. His exhortations brought about a fanatical Sinhala-Buddhist national consciousness. The new wave of Sinhala-Buddhist awakening (Political Buddhism) began to turn against non-Buddhists in general, and against non-Singhalese in particular. He stated explicitly that Lanka belongs to the Sinhalese Buddhists and for the Tamils there is South India.
              Publications such as the ‘Sinhala Bauddhaya’, ‘Sinhala Jatiya’, ‘Mahabodhi Journal’ and so on during his period propagated Anagarika Dharmapala’s Sinhala-Buddhism instead of Buddha’s philosophy. Some of his followers were Munidasa Kumarathunga (writer), Piyadasa Sirisena (editor: Sinhala Jathiya), A. E. Goonesinghc (trade union leader and publisher of Viraya), and a section of the Buddhist clergy. Later the working classes too had become involved in propagating the racist notions advocated by Dharmapala. It did not take long for SWRD Bandaranayake (a follower of Anagarika Dharmapala) to come up with ‘Sinhala Only’ as official language and give foremost place to Buddhism. Today we see its consequences, the bright and beautiful Island is doomed.

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    It is a very good article. Buddhist Sinhalese Politicians who were trained by divide and rule British masters divided their political life. One group thinks that they should be on the side of USA (Capitalist) and other group thinks they should be on the side of China (Communist). Both groups think they have to use other communities as their “mantra” to get their vote banks to cheat Buddhist Sinhala community. Buddhist Sinhala politicians confuse the ordinary Buddhist Sinhala community by creating environments that confuse and create fear about other communities. For example, many of the Buddhist Sinhala commentators in this forum try to prove That Tamils were brought by British and the country was a 100 percent Sinhala only country. They don’t tell people the rulers like “nayakes”, “Paksas” are brought from India and Buddhism is brought from India. If the Sinhala Buddhist understands the truth, most of the problems will be solved and you don’t need to sell this land to China or USA.

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      The rulers and the ruled.

      Let’s keep it that way shall we? Otherwise there will be 1983, 2009. Why invite trouble!

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        GATAM,

        The erudite scholar from Puttalam, Mudaliyar Simon Cassie Chitty (1807- 1860) has written numerous articles at the Royal Asiatic Society of Ceylon. In one article, he wrote of the origins of the Sinhalese and, quoting from Lord Valentia’s Travels and from an article of Joinville which was published by the Royal Asiatic Society of Ceylon, he penned, “The Singhalese, though forming a distinct nation, and differing in their religion, language and manners from Tamuls, had no kings of their own race, but of the latter, and according to Lord Valentia and Joinville ‘a Singhalese cannot be a king of Ceylon; that is every person born of a Singhalese father or mother is excluded from the throne’.”

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          ” “The Singhalese, though forming a distinct nation, and differing in their religion, language and manners from Tamuls, had no kings of their own race,”

          Who believes this rubbish? Go to Anuradhapura or someplace, you can see where the king did morning job, evening job, etc. At this time, Westerners did not know basic hygiene; meanwhile, Sinhalese had advanced irrigation. Chola buggers tried to burn everything, we chased them out.

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            Lester,
            “had no kings of their own race,”
            The truth is the truth whether you believe it or not. Name 10 kings who didn’t have Indian parentage or ancestors?

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        Gatam,

        “Otherwise there will be 1983, 2009. Why invite trouble!”

        No need for 1983 anymore as entire North and East are under permanent military occupation. Military intelligence is keeping track of all terror buggers day and night. Sri Lanka bought drones from Israel, the same ones used against Gaza. Thala thel smell can now be extinguished from 35,000 ft in the air.

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          Lester,
          Keeping track with drones from Israel….. My FOOT!!!
          Lester, you sound like a very good Jester…..LOL!
          The UN is also keeping track with satellites from US.
          Where were the drones when the P2P march happened recently, all the way from extreme East to the extreme North?

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            Your hero Thamilselvan was killed based on intelligence gathered from drones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._P._Thamilselvan. That was 2007. The 181 kg Sun God would have been taken out the same way once he came out of his hole in Mullaitheevu. Regarding Easter, the GOSL knew about the attacks. Ranil did nothing as he had bribed the Muslim ministers for votes.

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            LC,
            Saddest reality s Lester is sitting in UK/Mother of Democracy. His idiosyncratic behaviour is related to our sinhala genetics. These men are born to betray our youth and their future.

            Lester’s beloved President is fallen to all depth todays. There are speculations, the bugger would have only wayout – which is selfmord- committing suicide as führer did it.

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    Talking so much why didn’t Wigneswaran vote against the Chinese Port City Bill?

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    As monks from Vietnam/China/Cambodia etc. have been visiting S. Lanka for thousands of years, one can easily see that Tamils were not the early inhabitants of the island. The author says, “What our Parliamentarians are asking is why do you not trust us Tamils but trust the Chinese…” He answers his own question when he says, “Our debts have snowballed and brought us now to this predicament.” Debts have snowballed because of the heavy borrowing costs associated with war. Who started the war? Author should look in the mirror. The author thinks giving Tamils exclusive rights to 1/3 of the land is the optimal solution. Tamils had their chance, with 30 years of guerilla warfare and suicide terrorism. If they had won, Sinhalese would have been driven off the island, as the real goal of the LTTE was to capture the whole island. Tamils are stuck now, as LTTE assassinated the moderate Tamil politicians. But that is their fault.

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      Lester,
      Why do you guys not want to grant absolute equality to ALL Sri Lankans?
      Isn’t it because you know that the minorities are smarter than you?

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        Jesters from Croydon UK , claiming equality with the native white British population, just because they were born to Chingkalla immigrant parents , who ran away opportunistically from the sinking ship, like rats, have now become armchair Chingkalla patriots, living in the comfort of far away UK and post genocidal racist rubbish . This fellow should be deported.

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        Less smart. That’s why they don’t have a nation to rule.

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        “Isn’t it because you know that the minorities are smarter than you?”

        Rubbish. Long time ago, Jaffna Tamils had some advantage speaking English. Now they have no advantage. British created special schools to recruit future coolies and convert them, these days an international school is much better.

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          Lester

          “Rubbish. Long time ago, Jaffna Tamils had some advantage speaking English. Now they have no advantage. “

          Please explain with evidence.

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            Dear Native,
            .
            Lester would not come back to you with facts or any supporting links so that we can discuss it here. He should be very much related to Eagle Eye. These both would not care anything about what they repeat on this PLATFORM. May be they feel that almsot everyone in SL are simialar 6.9 millions that paved the way Weeraketiya cattle thieves to come back and ruin this nation from where they were stopped by 2015.
            From what Lester has been repeating,… … we can judge… Lester should be another idiot being hired by RAJAPAKSHE kalliya.

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          Lester,
          “Rubbish. Long time ago, Jaffna Tamils had some advantage”
          Living in UK, you must have heard of Romesh Ranganathan, George Alagaiah, MIA, ..and many more Tamil media personalities. Given a level playing field, the Tamils do much better. Otherwise, why aren’t there any Sinhalayo in the media?

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            Sorry to disappointment to you, Sir, but I have to say that Romesh Ranganathan’s jokes are not funny.
            Standards of comedy set on British television by programmes such as Yes Minister, Two Ronnies, Spitting Images, Fawlty Towers, Bremner, Bird and Fortune are way higher than what Rangnathan has managed.

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              SAV,
              Personally, my all-time favourite is Basil Fawlty, but those days have passed. I don’t find Charlie Chaplin or Romesh that funny, but both are undeniably popular.
              I suppose Romesh appeals to a dumbed-down audience.

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              Assuming what you say have sizeable takers, yet, old codger’s point still holds (with qualification) that as to why aren’t there any Sinhalayo in the media at the least extent to that of Tamils (the qualification) because it is Sinhalese (aided by the British bastards) who are still adamant that Tamils had advantage in British colonial time, though British had ignored not only ignored Tamils but also joined Tamil areas adjacent to Sinhala areas with Sinhala local administrations.

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              SAV
              Tamil humor has long lost subtlety since it was brutalized by Tamil movie slapstick.
              *
              However, one cannot exempt British humor from charges of racism.
              When Fawlty Towers is re-aired by the BBC later this month, racist remarks will be edited out of the classic comedy.
              Even the less offensive Two Ronnies got pulled up over two years ago for racist content.
              “Till death do us part” takes the cake for British racism.
              *
              Despite ingrained racism in British society, the system is commendably responsive to criticism.
              However, British media lies are getting worse to offset that.

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              Singar A. Velan
              Romesh Ranganathan is more of a stand-up comedian than an actor. You are right if you compare him with a few other British stand-up comedians like Jimmy Carr or Ricky Gervais. However, what OC was trying to convey was something entirely different.

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          L
          British created special schools to recruit future coolies.
          Most Jaffna Protestant Christian schools were established by American missionaries whom the British did not want in the South.
          British investment in education was more in the South. What kind of coolies were they targetting?

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          Lester the eternal diehard sympathiser of Nandasini aka WEDABERI TARZON, please add your thought to the following link.. if you think you can still remain as a mercy cow.
          .
          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/arundathie-sangakkara-25-may-2021/

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          Lester is not only totally ignorant but also a very good Jester.
          The British did not create any school in Jaffna. They only created schools in Colombo, Kandy, Galle and several other places in the South to create ‘Sinhala Kalu Sudhas’ (who behaved like coolies to the British). The schools in Jaffna were created by the American Mission.

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            LC@
            Kalu suddas were not that harmful as the new hybrid prototype Sinhala Buddhists racists. Look at Rajapakshes. Please study it. If Rani W and CBK dressed using Satakaya, they could better fool the very same mercy cow- dominated nation. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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        Oc@
        .
        “Isn’t it because you know that the minorities are smarter than you?,.
        .
        This is exactly the truth. ND NOT OVERLOOKED..
        .
        Lester is an insult to mother of democracy. But the kind of birth failure s have the audacity to come with silly arguments as those 6.9 millions of voters did. ☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

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        L
        “As monks from Vietnam/China/Cambodia etc. have been visiting S. Lanka for thousands of years…”
        I know of Chinese Buddhist visitors to South Asia. Not many though.
        When did Vietnamese and Cambodian monks set foot in this country?
        *
        BTW, when was Hinayana Buddhism established in Myanmar and Thailand?

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          SJ,
          It just occurred to me that Lester is anti-Israeli because the Jews aren’t “Aryans”.

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      You claim to be a graduate. Please come with facts. If you just attack the srilanken minorities, why not you try to provide the readers with due links ? I DONT see any difference in you compared to those uneducated POHOTTUWA voters that thought, former petrol shed assistant, Gotabaya/Nandasini would make wonders to srilanken nation.
      Lester -if you or anyone with some knowledge lived or living in UK, should have learnt the basics from them. Would you support if those ghetto pakis would be attacked by white skins just because they became part of UK through migrations ?

      Please come out your SLAVE mentality- let alone today… enough is enough… Any srilankens regardless of their race, regligion or whatever other barriers should be treated with the same spoon. That is what I believe having lived in civlized countries. Btw, what if UK govt treated you as second class citizens ?

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        Leela,

        I know your plan. You want Sri Lanka to fall apart so your hero Ranil and his beachboy Cabinet will come back. Maybe you are even willing to divide the country to do that. You will not succeed, as voters are too smart. Country did not go through 30 yrs civil war/suicide terrorism just to let a modaya/po–aya lick the Western backside. Westerners are trying to use economic leverage to divide the country, so they can exploit the natural resources. Once they come with their military, they will never leave. Look at Japan, Korea, Iraq, or Syria. Gotha is on the right path supporting China, as Western power is declining.

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          Not me, to the eyes of all with some sanity it is public secret that Rajapakshes want srilanka to fall apart. So long srialnka remains like- beggars wound, uncultured rascals born to medamulana cave could fool you the guys on and on.
          :
          Look… these are only facts. Astrazenecca jabs are relatively cost effective to poor countries of our nature, neverthless ballige puthas to decide for SINOPHARM ?

          I really dont know how many more times to repeat this to you and the THANAKOLA eaters ? Please wake up.
          .
          While entire nation is under all time high anxities not being able to face COVID crisis, but your beloved criminals mercilessly decide to go for purchase of luxury jeeps instead of loads of vaccines for all.
          :
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kGkjXyVuco

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          Lester,
          “Westerners are trying to use economic leverage to divide the country, “
          Technically, aren’t you a Westerner yourself?
          What’s wrong with dividing the country? If your wife wants to divorce you, would you murder her to prevent it?
          Please explain your logic.

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            My Dear OC,
            .
            The kind of blind souls would surely murder thier wives to prevent it.
            :
            This is the saddest reality in MERCY COWS dominated srilanka:
            :
            Wedabaeri Tarzon would not have become INCUMBENT president, if JUDGES, lawyers or any other professionals reacted in compliance with the law and order considering all the high crimes deliberately committed by GOTABAYA during 2005-2015.
            .
            If anyone would not agree, he or she should be LESTER-LIKE mercy cows.

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          Lester,
          .
          Middle path way of life මධ්‍යයම ප්‍රතිපදාව is in demand in order to rebuild the country and nation. That is what we smaller nations should follow. We must not be colonies of anyone. Buddhism (not buddhagama) is believed to be a philosophy to the eyes of science and engineering researchers. But as is the case in many so called buddhist countries, what they have been practisiing is far from true buddhism. Lord buddha never asked his adherents to go after MYTH sowers. He never asked to go after astrologists and their lies. He never asked to beleive in fictious jathaka stories. But our people being part of BUDDHAGAMA yet today, go after all all what lord buddha never asked them to do.
          :
          Best example is being displayed by Rajapakshes, that promoted THAKAKDI buddhagama promoters for their political survival. THat is very egostic. People line up to adulate him, and for his blatant lies spread by their own propaganda machines.

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            Leela,

            Those myths in SL are harmless compared to Pakistan and Saudi. In Pakistan, you can be hung for blasphemy. In Saudi, women are not allowed to drive because a 7th century genius decided they are the property of MEN. Of course, India is the worst. Prostrating before male PHALLUSES. A caste system that says one group of people is worthless through no fault of their own. Buddha understood most people cannot follow Buddhism 100%. That is why he created the Sangha. For others, he suggested a simpler method.

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              Lester,
              “In Saudi, women are not allowed to drive because a 7th century genius decided they are the property of MEN”
              Yes, but it’s perfectly safe for a woman to walk on the road in Dubai at midnight.
              On the other hand, there is a country where women can’t buy liquor, wouldn’t dare use the streets at midnight, and the people are prevented from eating or drinking what they like on some days, and are forced to listen to tedious sermons. Why don’t you admit that’s why you don’t want to come live here??

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          Only wayout to save srilanken nation and SL economy is to go to IMF. Greece had EU, but srilanka is left to be alone. It is high time to beg HAMBANTOTA criminals to bring back their huge deposits from foreign banks. Now or later IMF will be the only option. In September, how the bugger s et al would gap up the loans stallments.. is more than more than questionable. Now alone since last UNHRC session, high crime records are rapidly on a rise, also incl. police extra judicial killings. If Rajapkshes would have been caught by the kind of killings, people in this country would make thei rminds up,… but not even gods and divine forces seem to have forgotten… who to be punished…. may well be, now or later… karmic retribution will work… that is my hope for the sake of POOR portions in our motherland.

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          Lester the Jester

          “You want Sri Lanka to fall apart so your hero Ranil and his beachboy Cabinet will come back.”

          This island had had a long history of falling apart irrespective whoever ruled or was in power. –

          Now we have to plan for the imminent man made language disaster management as “Mandarin only” will be enforced as the official language policy of this island.

          Already China owns large areas of our land, Hambantota, Port city, Trincomalee (numerous hotels), ……………….

          Sri Lanka’s demography will change.

          Sinhalese will have fewer and fewer MPs in the parliament.

          Beijing will appoint, archbishop, Assgiria, Malawattu, …. Kathiragama Chief Kapurala, Nallur Temple Chief Priest, Chairman of PPB – Public Performances Board, ………………………………..

          Islanders will be compelled to observe Zero Children policy, accept China as being the mother country.

          Forced to amend the constitution to the effect that
          “The Special administrative region (SAR) of Sri Lanka shall give to Chinese including prostitutes the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Chinese prostitutes, while assuring to all other prostitutes the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).”[4]

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      Lester

      “As monks from Vietnam/China/Cambodia etc.”

      Name them.
      This island was only a transit point.
      Whoever visited this island they treated these ports as places of Rest and Recreation centers.

      JR in his time actually wanted to replicate the old culture of Kandyan Hospitality by catering US armed forces rest and recreation facilities. It does not mean Americans were planning to come for religious education.

      Any chance your family shares genetics of Vietnamese/Chinese/Cambodians?

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      Looks like Lester the Jester is also a big liar. When did monks from Vietnam/Cambodia visit Sri Lanka? Must have been one of his dreams…LOL!

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    Most People have been missing the mark completely and are too busy digging up dried excrement. The fact of the matter is the Sinhalese have never had a leader and the country has been suffering a leadership vacuum ever since independence.

    The current administration is at a total loss and is absolutely incapable of setting priorities. Though I agree with the author, I for one am pleased the Chinese are taking over. The Sinhalese who couldn’t keep a single agreement made with the Tamils going back to Bandaranayakes, Senanayakes, and now the Rajapaksas can’t hoodwink the Chinese.

    Imbeciles like Gatam and Eagle Eye are talking absolute garbage.

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      Same with Tamils. Only SJV Chelvanayagam and Prabaharan displayed leadership qualities. Wigneswaran was a miserable failure with incompetent advisors around. He came to UK asking expatriates money and went back with virtually nothing as they knew that it will be a waste. In contrast Bishop of Jaffna came to UK a few months later and went back with 135,000 pounds. This shows the difference in confidence that people had between both.

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    Why this fuss about the Chinese taking over Sri Lanka beginning with Port City? Chinese colonization will be a blessing in disguise. We can get rid of all stray dogs, cats, snakes both poisonous as well as non=poisonous, cockroaches, etc. Since these constitute the staple diet of the Chinese.

    China is a communist dictatorship. Its President Xi Jinping is president for life.

    China invaded and occupied Tibet in 1959, a country distinct from China. Tibetans live in their own country, they have their own language, culture, etc.

    China is destroying and erasing the Uighurs and their religion and culture. To justify the slow genocide of the Uighurs people China is trying to label the Uighurs as extremists and separatists. They (Uighurs) just want their rights.

    China is destroying the identity of the Yuhirs who are Muslims by imposing Chinese hegemony.

    China poses a threat to world peace. It has amassed its army in disputed border areas between China and India compelling India to spend billions on defence.

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      T
      Most amusing.
      Give us some more.

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        SJ,

        Are you a relative or a close associate of Maoist N. Shanmugathasan (former Chinese communist leader of SL)?

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          LC
          What is the pertinence of your question?
          If you want to research the matter I have no objection.
          Kindly avoid getting personal.
          *
          (I doubt if NS was either Chinese or leader of SL.)

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          LC

          Beware of SINO-LANKA agents. Rajapakshes have invested that much in and out of the country. ,

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            Leelagemalli
            I don’t think SJ is a Chinese agent. He genuinely loves China very similar to how the Biyas love the Rajapakshes. It’s a real love…

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      What about Corona?

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