12 November, 2018

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How Long Can Sri Lankan Government Hoodwink The UN & The International Community? 

By Kumarathasan Rasingam

Kumarathasan Rasingam

The Sri Lankan State runs on Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism, the Maha Sanga and the Buddhist Clergy. The Sri Lankan State has to obtain the blessings of these people to enact any laws regarding devolution of powers to the Tamils in the North and East of Sri Lanka and the participation of foreign judges to investigate the war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces. 

The President of Sri Lanka has openly said on several occasions that he will not allow anyone to punish any soldier who participated in the war. He also openly stated that he will never allow foreign judges or investigators to investigate the Sri Lankan soldiers.
The Government has shown no genuine interest in security sector reform. Pervasive militarization and the concomitant lack of accountability for past abuses have ensured that human rights violations in the country’s north and east remain widespread. 

It is to be noted what the Chief Minister of Northern Province Hon. C. Wigneswaran [Attorney at law and former Judge] said on the occasion of the Genocide Remembrance Day and remembering those dead during the war in Mullivakkal  on May 18th 2018

Wigneswaran accused the Sri Lankan State of being communal.

“Those in the highest echelons of power have been heard to say that they will not allow even a single Sinhalese soldier to go to jail. Does that mean criminality depends on one’s race and community?” he asked.

“We have no paucity for Sinhala politicians who consider any offence committed against the Tamils by a Soldier is no offence at all,” he pointed out.

Wigneswaran recalled that Sri Lanka had consented to install a hybrid Inquiry Panel before the world body and pointed out that now it refuses to abide by its promise.

“This would point out to the world the manner in which our successive governments for 70 years have deceived and fooled our Tamil people,” he said.

The culture of impunity still continues under this so call “Good Governance” The DRACONIAN PREVENTION OF TERRORISM ACT IS STILL IN FORCE.  The Government promised to repeal this Act to the United Nations. European Union long ago and was successful in obtaining its GSP + concessions from EU by making false promises and cheating and by persuading the EU Officials.

Sri Lanka has failed in its commitments to the UN and the International Community and has succeeded in hoodwinking in myriad ways so far and will continue to pursue these tactics in future also.

Sri Lanka having co-sponsored Resolution 30/1 in 2015 and 34/1 in 2017cannot go back on it now. Sri Lanka cannot dodge the implementation of the Resolutions fully.

It is shocking to note that the International Community and the United Nations giving time extensions to implement the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 ever after knowing the GOSL’s policy of promising everything and doing nothing,.

GOSL’s Lessons learnt and Reconciliation Commission:
Interim recommendations: GOSL failed to fulfill its own recommendations even after 8 Years?

In September 2010 the LLRC published its interim recommendations: 

  • A special mechanism should be created to examine the cases of long term detainees on a case-by-case basis;
  • A list of names of those in detention be published;
  • Released detainees should be issued with a certificate of discharge so that they are not taken into custody again;
  • Delays in the legal system should be looked into;
  • The government should issue a clear policy statement that private land will not be used for government backed settlements;
  • Illegal armed groups be disarmed (high priority);
  • Immediate steps be taken so that the public can communicate with officials and receive documents in a language that they understand;
  • Free movement on the A9 highway should be encouraged; and
  • There should be better coordination and communication between government agents and the security forces in normalising civil administration.

Sri Lanka is reluctant to speed up the judicial process regarding the long standing killings of the following due to the alleged involvement of Security Forces:

1. December 26, 2005 [Christmas day]
Mr. Pararajasingham, who was a senior Tamil National Alliance (TNA) figure, and the MP for Batticaloa district, was shot and killed by two gunmen whilst he was attending Christmas prayers at the St Mary’s church in Batticaloa town and his wife, Sugunam Pararajasingham was seriously wounded in the gunfire.

2. January 02, 2006
Five High School students were killed in Trincomalee  [alleged to be killed by Sri Lankan Special Task Force [STF] while they were playing in the beach.

3. January 08, 2009
Lasantha Wickrematunge, one of Sri Lanka’s leading journalists, a freelance reporter for TIME and an outspoken critic of the Sri Lankan government, was shot as he drove to work in Colombo, his country’s capital. He later died of his injuries.

4.August 4 & 5 2006:
17 Tamil Employees of the French NGO Action Against Hunger [ACF] were shot dead at close range in the city of Muttur near Trincomalee. Sri Lanka. Alleged killers are the Army & Police. 

5. April 28, 2005:
Taraki Sivaram or Dharmeratnam Sivaram was a popular Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka. He was kidnapped by four men in a white van on 28 April 2005, in front of the Bambalapitya police station. His body was found the next day in the district of Himbulala, near the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He had been beaten and shot in the head.

6. November 10, 2006:
Nadarajah Raviraj was a leading Tamil Lawyer and Member of Parliament in Sri Lanka representing Jaffna Electorate. Being a human rights activist he took active role in finding justice to the oppressed Tamils in Sri Lanka and he was shot dead in Colombo on 10th November 2005. 

Missing Journalist: [Since January 24, 2010
[Alleged to be abducted by pro Govt. Supporters:]
Prageeth Eknaligoda is a cartoonist, political analyst and journalist. He was reported missing on January 24, 2010 – Members of his family believe he has been abducted by pro-government supporters because he was investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons

In addition to these there are numerous similar killings and abduction by the infamous White Vans. [Alleged to be operated under the direction of the former Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksha [brother of former President of Sri Lanka – Mahinda Rajapaksha]

In conclusion it is now high time for the United Nations and the International Community to show its genuine concern towards human rights and rule of law. 

Tamils all over the world [90 Million] living in Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and those migrated in millions to Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand immediately after the pogrom against the Tamils in 1983 when the Tamils were killed in thousands and burnt alive, their  houses, shops, establishments and temples looted and set on fire.  

Unless, otherwise drastic actions like economic sanctions, diplomatic sanctions are implemented as requested by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva for Sri Lankan’s defiance and delaying tactics in implementing its own sponsored UN Resolution of 30/1 and 34/1, Sri Lanka will continue in its usual delaying tactics.

The |United Nations and the International Community are duty bound to consider the plea of the Tamils in Sri Lanka in the North and East for a United Nations supervised referendum for the people of the land in the North and East to decide their future. [As stipulated in UN Charter]

Tamils are demanding their lost Kingdom which existed before the arrival of European conquerors. 

The United Kingdom is responsible for the amalgamation of the Tamil Kingdom and Sinhalese Kingdom for the easy administrative purposes. They should have handed over the Tamils land [North and East to the Tamils]. Instead, United Kingdom handed over the entire Island to the majority Sinhalese which blunder caused all these miseries and losses of lives and land to the Tamil people in the North and East. 

It is not too late for United Kingdom, United Nations and other civilized democratic countries to consider the plight of the Tamils since independence from the British and right the wrongs without further delay.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

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    First Ahnd over Adele Balasingham, TGTE Officals and many AMrican Tamils hiding because they gave permission to explode certain suicide bombers. there a few hundred LTTE brigadiers who ran away to Europe. Then you can talk about a reasonable justice. Remember Many european countrie sdo not allow their soldiers to be touched as it was the govt order.

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      Jim softy Dimwit

      “First Ahnd over Adele Balasingham, TGTE Officals and many AMrican Tamils hiding because they gave permission to explode certain suicide bombers.”

      Why doesn’t the Sri Lankan state start the legal proceedings in those countries where you think your LTTE comrades are presently living and demand they are extradited to Sri Lanka?

      In the mean time arrest Karuna, members of the Pottu Amman department who are currently with the armed forces but loyal to Dr Gota) Pillayan, KP, …………….. whoever supplied arms, ammunition, cash, medicines, diplomatic cover, passports to VP’s wife and children who were living in Sweden during Hindian invasion in order fly them back to Sri Lanka during Ranathunge’s presidency. Please ask for Lieutenant General D S Attygalle’s diaries to see what was happening when VP and RP were having an affair.

      Then of course we all know VP’s services to Dr Mahinda for Rs 185 millions. Aren’t you going to charge those who were dealing with VP?

      Then of course members of armed forces who ……………………………………..

      Please note if you really want to charge LTTE supporters who are living outside the island the government could have demanded the extradition of all of them on 20 May 2009.

      Please go away and come back in another 10 years time and give us the same old excuse why the LTTE supporters should be arrested. You have loads and loads of war criminals and other criminals in the island arrest all them and charge them for respective crime. .
      Go Jimmy go.

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      First Ahnd over Adele Balasingham,

      What did you do with KP? He was given to you for about 10 years! Now let him to travel to India. India needs him too. Are finished with Pillaiyan? He said he was hired by Old King to target New King. Why did you send Karuna to UK?

      Before you attempt to answers to those take a night sleep so your brain will start to function normal!

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        Mallaiyuran,

        What do you suggest? Should KP, Karuna or Pillaiyan be killed?

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          What do you suggest? Should KP, Karuna or Pillaiyan be killed?

          If that is for what you are asking Adele?

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            Mallaiyuran,

            What do you think we should do with these terrorists?

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              Have them investigated with the instruction given to you by UNHRC and the agreement you signed with them. Beyond that, I am not a legal expert to consult on International Legal Issues. You(Shanel) can call them as Terrorists. But they are respectable ministers and Chief Ministers & Financial Consultants of Chitanta Goverment, whom you are obligated to respect by the patriotic heroism they did for your Lanakawe.

              (Sorry Shanel, as I earlier told you, not all the Chandi Queens turned out to be Drama Queens too. )

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          They should be tried the way suspects of serious crime should be.

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            Absolutely, SJ.
            .
            Taraki, below, refers to Wernher von Braun who was essentially a scientist working for what was then the government (a horrible one it is true). I’ve only just now read up a bit about him owing to the Taraki comment. Let me confess that I have a problem of my own, since I’ve tried to live life as a “Pacifist” – not always an easy stance to maintain!
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            Karuna and Pillaiyan present special problems because they defected before the end of the War, and actually helped defeat Prabhakaran. Prabhakaran himself probably had to be bumped off – these are dilemmas. War is dirty, not heroic. He started off as a great orgniser and military leader, but ended up ruthlessly sacrificing innocents. On the other hand there can be no justification for killing his son, but that is where Tamils should understand that not all facts once revealed can lead to punishment of perpetrators.
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            I get tied up in knots when I imagine that I must answer every query. Leave that to an independent Judiciary. Something we don’t have!
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            Our business should be to agitate for that accountability – not going in to all the details.
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            Some things, surely are clear – start with where the evidence is clear. KP is one; I feel that there’s more than enough evidence in the cases involving Wasim Thajudeen, Ekneligoda, Lasantha, – and a host of excesses in the fighting of the war. Also the Bond scam.
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            It cannot be my business to decide what must come first, but I think a start has to be made at the top. Our fury is because NOTHING is being done.
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            So, yes, all this debate should not exist: back to the sound statement by SJ.
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              Sinhala_man,
              Karuna and Pillaiyan present special problems because they defected before the end of the War, and actually helped defeat Prabhakaran. Prabhakaran himself probably had to be bumped off – these are dilemmas.

              War becomes dirty if Pirapaharan tries to protect Tamils from unstoppable annual ceremonies of 1956,1958,1971,1977,1983…Pogroms which tries to establish and confirm Sinhala hegemony can slip through the loopholes in your comments.

              Pillaiyan and Karuna, you define, turned out to be problem. You left the “Problem” for us define as worthy of the government protection because Karuna fell victim of Thailand prostitutes, whom the government arranged. The definition of the “Problem” is losing hold when Karuna was deported to UK and Pillai is only one kept in prison, not in Hospital Hotel. That is the time Appe Aanduwa willing them to consider nothing more that the curry leaves, i.e. it is no more worth to protect them.
              The worthiness to protection emanates from their traitor deed of tuning into government thugs. (Remember, even one year ago, US Annual report listed Deva and EPDP as paramilitary terrorist, not like you as “problem”. UNECO Radhika publicly worked with Karuna to clean his image of drafting Child soldiers.)
              You understand when one writes a comment one cannot cover all angles. It is not book. It may be ours being not very clear Karuna and Pillaiyan have to be dealt with on war crime, if that is established on LTTE only. But Karuna and Pillaiyan carried out all looting Tamils properties and raping and shooting for the government, only after leaving LTTE. You “problem”, that is by our definition deserve government protection is applicable for them both because Rapist Army too being protected only for having done those to Tamils.
              Sorry man, we are so disappointed with you!

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                Sorry Malli.
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                Now I’m in a bus. So this may be even less coherent.
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                Yes l admit the shortcomings in my comment. I hope they make you realise how important it is to work out solutions before we actually give up trying.
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                I know that life is probably tougher for you, and thanks for educating me.

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            SJ,

            Even Karuna and Pillaiyan? Who had supported us during the war?

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              I guess the reality is that it is something like a plea bargain in a criminal case involving other sorts of crime.
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              I agree that there can be no moral justification for Karuna being allowed to lead such a successful life today. Wasn’t he guilty of murdering 600 policeman who had surrendered to him – or something like that? I’m not sure of all the facts, but this guy, Karuna, is a ruthless smiling assassin, isn’t he?
              .
              The sooner we face up to the fact that War is always an Evil, the better.

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          Shenal,
          You decide! because you can’t kill them because you are afraid to them. Did you ask before when you killed Pirabhaharan’s 10 year old child Or the News reader girl or those who surrendered with white flags?

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        Why should all captured LTTE leaders have to be treated equally?

        After WW2 the USA gave immunity (and US citizenship) to some German scientists and engineers while prosecuting others. One such was Wernher von Braun, the father of US rocket development.

        You were saying about brains?

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          Taraki

          Are you trying to build rockets with Pillayan’s brain, ability, knowledge, experience, research, …………. in intercontinental ballistic missiles and space travel?

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      Jimba Shitty, why are you so bloody dumb? Arsehole, when you have captives you arrest them and charge them. If they are convicted then you put them in jail. This is a war crime you dumb fu&ker………..go and get your head checked whether you were ever born with a brain!!!! Conviction in SL at the time the Mahindaraju was running the state was 100% except if he was able to use you for his criminal activities. Oh my, what a clown Jimba you are!!!!!

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      Kumarathasan Rasingam

      “Tamils are demanding their lost Kingdom which existed before the arrival of European conquerors. “

      You are being bit naive and silly.
      If Tamils are demanding their lost kingdoms then of course the descendants of Pandyas, Cholas, Mahada’s, Bengalis, Portuguese, Dutch, the Brits and above all my people too have a claim over this island. I do not think when Sinhalese and Tamils begged/asked/requested/demanded the Brits to return their land/country they didn’t really wanted their various old kingdoms.

      Tamils/Sinhalese begged/asked/requested/demanded the Brits to restore their newly heard democratic rights to rule the island. The elites demanded the right to rule the island by their democratically elected representatives.

      If you or your Sinhala brethren ever demand the right to rule this country because both stupid people had kingdoms one time or another is doomed to fail.

      Every person should demand the the state and the governments to restore their individual as well as collective democratic rights.

      Therefore rather than pleading for new kings to be crowned for the old imaginary kingdoms a genuine demand for the restoration of democratic rights to all people should be the urgent rallying call. The democratic rights include safety, security, habitat, livelihood, dignity, ……………………………….. is well presented/summed up by the Telangana protests of of 2010s, Maadi maaku kaavaale (“we want what is ours”).

      If the demand is based on old kingdoms then the danger is that Dr Gota is lurking in the wings to crown himself the first emperor of three Sinhala Desa and beyond. And there have been hundreds of Tamils tracing their ancestry to thug Sangilian dynasty.

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      Kumarathasan Rasingam,
      “How Long Can Sri Lankan Government Hoodwink The UN & The International Community?”
      If GOSL takes a page from the LTTE backing ethnic Tamil nationalist racist playbook, lies and deceptive propaganda will come naturally. Then GOSL will be able to hoodwink The UN & The International Community for all eternity, NO? Just like you guys do. Oh, so well.
      Cheers!

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        You dumb idiot, go back and learn history of u r country. who cheated UN & the international community since 1948….
        Hope you remember today anniversary of jaffna library burnt by u r blood thirsty sinhala Buddhist headed by asshole gamini dissanayake….or sorry r u still believe LTTE responsible for the crime…..

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          Muthu Banda,
          Jaffna Library is a national treasure. Thankfully it has now been rebuilt. SL has learned her lessons. Except YOU rot in your own cesspit of hate.
          MOVE ON!

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            Ben Hurling, I yearn for the day when people of SL will live as bothers and sisters. Man it is sickening to see people identifying themselves as Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, etc.

            Anyway respect to your comment. Yes, Jaffna library was and still is a national treasure.

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            Ben Hurling

            Library is a treasure not because of its magnificent building but because of its contents.
            My Elders who visited the library have used its rare collections of books and manuscripts. Over the past 30 years some of them have passed away and rest of them only remember the joy of using it but not the content.

            Anyhow, according sources some of the books and ola manuscripts are being kept somewhere in Hettipola by Dutta Gamani/Cyril Mathew’s co arsonists. If anyone worth one’s salt would pursue this matter as a religious duty.

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            Move on buddy, u sinhla saying….what a joke, at least did u learn any thing from last 9 yrs. Did u find route cause of the ethnic problem.. or even why Tamils choose violent struggle against sinhala Buddhist rule against my land…learn it come back to me….tamil ealam only solution for tamils….good for u sinhala and tamils….

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            Rebuilt very impressively, Ben. I’ve been to Jaffna only thrice. The last time, the party I was with, went in to the very impressive building.
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            But all the old manuscripts – gone for ever. Irreplaceable.
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            Many years ago, I had heard the contents disparagingly referred to as “old stuff, worth nothing”. I’m gradually coming to understand just why this vandalism took place.
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            The education that even I received (in a “mission school” with plenty of Tamil friends) didn’t allow me to grow up with a proper knowledge of the history of my country. Despite the composition of the school, I was able to grow up imagining that I, as a Sinhalese, was an Aryan, and my Tamil friends (yes, they really were friends) were Dravidians. I obviously did not think any the worse of them for that.
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            It is only now that I realise the damage that this Aryan Myth has done to us all. I now realise that I, too, am essentially Dravidian. It’s just that the Sinhalese language was classified by 19th Century scholars as Aryan. Aryan means noble: how wonderful for us!
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            Yes, we’ve got to teach History differently in schools.
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            The arson was probably the Mathew-Dissanayake contribution to maintaining the Aryan Myth.
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            I’m glad that at least a fine building was put up. The least that could be done. Sorry, people of Jaffna.

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    Kumarathasan Rasingam,

    Where were you when the LTTE was killing people with impunity? Did you ever object to that at the time it was happening? I don’t think so because you thought your utopia state of Eelam was achievable and everything done in the name of Eelam was justified.

    Living the good life in Pickering, Ontario in Canada and pontificating to Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka is not the way to go. Why don’t you go to Sri Lanka and help our people improve their lives that you helped destroy from your comfortable surroundings in Canada? Now that the war has been over for over nine years, are you upset that you can’t promote migration to Canada on false pretenses?

    Most people get on their high horse when it affects their pocketbook.

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      RAJIV: That area had some GOVT moles too.

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      Where were you when the LTTE was killing people with impunity? Didn’t you see him running for the 1983 while LTTE was killing? Probably you were not Lanakwe when 1956, 1958, 1961, 1977,1983 taking place.
      Take a good bath man! Then we can talk.

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    The only option is a two-state solution, sooner the better. A Sinhala nation and an independent Tamil Eelam, to live and let live, in peace with dignity and to develop and prosper together.
    A rogue state would not survive under international norms and standards.

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      MV
      I have been always supportive of this idea. A separate Tamil Homeland (demarcated in proportion to the ethnic division) for all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival. Those who promote this proposal should begin by necessary negotiations on physical relocation of all Tamils (Tamil speaking people) into the envisaged Tamil Homeland. By the time the Homeland is established there should not be a single Tamil living in Sinhala majority areas. We don’t want a Rohingia type situation in this country.
      Soma

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        somass

        “I have been always supportive of this idea.”

        It is another of your clever ploy.
        You are only interested in a country where you want a noisy minority to own and operate a Fascist state.

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          NV
          As I have been always stating on this column Sinhalese should support A separate Tamil Homeland for all Tamils (Tamil speaking people ) ‘OR’ the right to live anywhere and vehemently oppose a separate Tamil Homeland AND the right to live anywhere. Tamil racists must be made to realise that they have to choose between the two.
          Can you give me a single reason why would the majority of Tamils prefer to live in Sinhala majority areas while appealing to the International community to help create a separate homeland. Why would the Sinhalese accomodate this hypocratic desire of the Tamils? Have you noticed that not a single Tamil racist on this column wishes the Tamils to leave Sinhala reas but always argue like hell against it. Don’t you realise that they are creating a Rohingia type situation the moment International community steps in.
          Native, take a firm stand – a separate Homeland ‘OR’ the right to live anywhere.
          Making preparations for the 10th anniversary?
          Soma

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            somass

            “Making preparations for the 10th anniversary?”

            You may think you are a supper stud because you believe you are making your partner contented. What you may not know is the fact that your partner may be faking orgasm just to please you and make you feel somebody, probably a compassionate lady.

            By the way as I advised you earlier if you want to rearrange/restructure this island you should beg the Hindians for permission. They may have other ideas.

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        Soma
        “A separate Tamil Homeland (demarcated in proportion to the ethnic division)”

        Is that something you have hired China to reclaim in the tsunami ocean? I, all these time, was thinking that you were prepared to let us alone with our own homeland, where we all were born and bread and owning our unmolested private properties by the Sinhala Buddhist.

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          Yes Malla, I am proposing a mutual arrangement where each group lives separately with no interference from the other. At present +50% of Tamils (Tamil speaking people ) occupy Sinhala majority areas. They must be relocated into the envisaged Tamil Homeland. An integral part of formation of the Homeland must be this physical relocation. Negotiations must start now to avoid any potential Rohingia situation.
          Soma

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    , There is no district called Himbulala. Correct name of this place is “Kimbulawala”. It is a village. This is a fine example for how Tamils distort Sinhalese village names. Some other examples: Mallagama – Mallakam, Hunugama – Chunnakam, Udupitiya – Uduppidy, Wadugoda- Waddukkoddei, Gantalawa-Kantale, Gal-Amuna – Kalmunei,

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      Ile,
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      So what? Who is to decide whether the Sinhalese name or the Tamil name is right? This island belongs to persons speaking both those languages – and NOT yet to those speaking Chinese.
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      However, let the World call us “Ceylon” – what does it matter? Actually, I believe the French used to say “Ceylan”. Of course, common sense must prevail, and we will not allow anybody to INSULT us.
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      “Yalpanam” “Yapanaya”, “Jaffna” : no problem for me.
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      Correcting “Kimbulawala” is generous help: there seem to be at least three places by that name – all in Sinhalese areas: one near Mutwal in Colombo, another near Elpitiya, etc.
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      But let us not interfere with Kalmunei and Waddukkoddei.
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      You would have been too young; but I wonder if your parents were among those who asked Tamils to pronounce the Sinhalese word for “bucket” in 1958 – and July 1983?

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      lle,

      You certainly have been devouring the Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalist materials very well! You poor thing totally blinkered to the core. Know your own history as to when the Sinhala language came into being!

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-evolution-of-the-sinhala-language-an-important-reference/

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        There is a pioneering linguistic who has done research on Sinhala language called James Gair. I think we both can agree a linguistic has more knowledge on evolution of Sinhala language than a simple vet. Just search. Learn more on Sinhala language and its evolution!

        Tamils need to come out of history revisionism mindset to help their political agendas.

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          Such,

          Paradoxically I wish the Sinhala predate the Tamils or even the indus civilisation! Such a situation would have made the Sinhala mentally and socially stronger allowing them to embrace diversity.

          Instead the records since independence demonstrate the weakness of the Sinhala! The 1948 constitution was devised in the hope for plural Ceylon that was singlehandedly jettisoned by the Sinhala. This shows fundamental weakness in their psyche that stems from what?

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      Once I read an article on Tamil net a recent one. They were talking about some Tamil chap arrested for war crimes and held by the authorities. Tamilnet article mentioned the Tamil terrorist was from Navalapiddy. I checked what this Navalapiddy was. It was Navalapitiya in Kandy. The extent these buggers go to Tamilise Sinhala place names is amazing.
      All places ending with ‘-piddy’ were actually ‘-pitiya’ in Sinhala

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        Stupid person Piddi means high ground in Sri Lankan Tamil. If you look at the Sinhalese south there are thousands of place name that are of Tamil or South Indian origin now Sinhalised , proving at one time these areas were Tamil/Semi Tamil speaking . 40% of the modern day Sinhalese vocabulary is derived from Tamil, which means almost half. Because of this thousands of Sinhalese words will be similar and many times not that similar now to their Tamil origin. EG: Aelagoda meaning the mound with the fast running rivulet in Sinhalese.. Ali means a fast running water or whirlpool in Tamil. Khoad or Koadu means the mound in Tamil it from this the Sinhalese word Goda ( mound is derived) . Varrakapola Varraka is ripe jack fruit in Sinhalese and even now in Tamil Nadu Varakai means certain types of wild Jack fruit. Pola means market place in Sinhalese derived from Tamil word Palli or Pallai meaning market place Eg Pallai in Jaffna Trichchinapalli in India. Yatawara meaning the border or edge at the bottom. The Sinhalese word Yata or Yati is derived from the Tamil word Adi or Yadi meaning the bottom or foot. Wara the border or limit is derived from the Tamil word Varai. meaning the edge border or limit. In the late 1990s 19 Tamil villages called Manal Aru ( the Sandy River) at the border of Trincomalee in the east and Mullaiheevu in the north were ethnically cleansed by the Sri Lankan armed forces to deliberately break the continuity of the Tamil areas and Sinhalese from the south were settled here. This area was renamed Welioya( Sandy River) in Sinhalese a littoral translation of Manal Aru However what these Sinhalese idiots did not know was both Weli( sand) Oya ( river/rivulet) are words that are purely derived from Tamil. Weli is derived from the Tamil word Veli meaning and open place or an open sandy place, Like Nilaveli.

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      Ile

      What are you trying to prove?

      ………… Paththar Moolai – Battaramulla – Goldsmith Corner in Tamil……………..

      ——- Ilanku Thivu – Ilankai – Lanka – Sri Lanka, …………..(ilanku – to shine or to glitter)

      ——- Kattu Nayaka – Katunayake – (Kattu – Large House, build, boundary, border,
      limits, … Nayake -guide, leader, chief, lord, a general, commander)- House of
      the chief, commander, …. )

      Aracci-kaṭṭuva – (Aracci – an high official in Mummuṭi Cōḻa administration ,
      Kattuava – boundary, border, limits, ………………….)

      There are hundreds of thousands of place names origin of which can be traced to Tamil/South India. Don’t waste your time silly little islander with little knowledge. For once get out of your Utopia and observe the real world and the real island. There is so much to learn cherish and live your life to the fullest.

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    Kumarathasan Rasingam starts with ~ “The Sri Lankan State runs on Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism, the Maha Sanga and the Buddhist Clergy…….”.
    We thought so too but it has been established that the Lankan State runs on corruption/nepotism/impunity. The corrupt do NOT have this language/religion-divide.
    Rasingam concludes ~ “It is not too late for United Kingdom, United Nations and other civilized democratic countries to consider the plight of the Tamils since independence from the British and right the wrongs without further delay”.
    UN is watching the genocide of Rohingyas by the Burmese Junta.
    Recently British government destroyed files on liberation movements in the then Ceylon and Sri Lanka now.
    The mindset of Lankans must change. It took seventy years to realise we are all into the gurgler.

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    —————–Tamils are demanding their lost Kingdom which existed before the arrival of European conquerors.————————-

    Loosers don’t demand anything. Loosers just take what they are given and be thankful about it.

    LTTE started the war. You don’t start a fight and expect to walkaway without a bloody nose. You don’t underestimate your enemy either. If the LTTE and the Tamil mumbo-jumbo leaders like Amirthalingam who wanted to skin the Sinhalese alive thought one bit about the well being of the Tamils, they would have never thought of fighting a war you couldn’t withstand.

    You don’t come to our villages bash our children against walls and expect us to use cotton wool on your rear-ends. You’re damn right, we used something much stronger than cotton wool.

    You don’t kill our pilgrims at A’pura (mostly elderly women) and even in your wildest imagination think we’d let your women go scott free. We’d pulverize them when we get the chance. One after another.

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      Reginald Shamal Perera

      “Loosers don’t demand anything. Loosers just take what they are given and be thankful about it.”.

      So if this happens to you will you too gracefully accept what you said?

      Thank you for your reply.

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        “So if this happens to you will you too gracefully accept what you said?”

        Of course. During the course of the war, we did have our bad days. There were instances when our entire platoons were wiped out. But we didn’t go crying “Mommy LTTE boys killed our soldiers”. Instead, it made us even more determined to succeed.

        Man up and stop crying like bloody cry babies. You are a bloody disgrace to the entire Tamil race. And especially crying in front of those buggers. Don’t for a moment think they respect you more when you do that. They just blow their ego at your expense.

        And more importantly what have they done to the Tamil people after all this crying. In mean since Tamils started migrating to the West, you people may have cried over 1 million Gallons of tears. Has it taken even one soldier in front of a military tribunal? NONE.

        Instead why not gather Sinhalese support back in Sri Lanka and you’d probably have a better chance.

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera, I love you, man.

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            Donkey from Mathugama is upto that again. Not a surprise for a person who make it big being just passed out from Pera thanks to licking the balls of his gurus.

            Why Edwin ? Are you too suffering from ALzheimer or any other diseases of that nature. Not long ago, your cesspit droped down all loads being very against Shamal Perera, but today just because the man has added it racially.. you agree with him.
            How would you the kind of septagenarians teach your second and third generations how they have to treat the fellow citizens.

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            edwin are you gay? Not that there is anything wrong with it but this is not the forum to come out of the closet.

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              No burt.. he is in his 80tie snow. How can he practise his gay life.. Some sources say he should have been abused by Arabs for such along time. Poor sodomite would do anything to be good books of Rajaakshe clan. That is what i got to knwo from the latest news. This man is disgusting by every means. If he would open his cesspit, only good about Rajapakshes. Just not thinking twice but to attack us the commenters on CT. Just to leave him until he iwll join that late IH.. would be the best way us to make our mind up.

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            Retarded Shemale Paraya,

            Obviously, shemales love men only…

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            edwin rodrigo

            Retarded ……………….. Shameless …………….. is still alive how could a necrophile like you love a living being? Are you luring him to be killed and be with his corpse?
            Get some advice from Black & Decker patriot, who used to toss around dead bodies.

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              Yeah. Like many of my associates, you expect me to die soon. But I have attended the funerals of many of those.

              My cylinders are still firing without a miss and the engine is purring away like a song. Okay, kalaveddah, I will attend your Vedi funeral too and give an eulogy. With Gota coming back that day cannot be far.

              The problem is that you are a Kakka Vedda. My engine is purring smoothly. But the air intake may get clogged with your stink.

              P.S. What do you do when a Vedda dies: You eat up his flesh?

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          REtARDEd. LAtE. Reginald ShEmal PereHEra – when you entire platoon got wiped, how did you survive? Entire means, all. But a coward like is still alive?

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            I think our Mathru Bhumi is still a democratic country and I have the freedom to express or change my opinion as long as I keep within certain norms. So, if any of those commentators who are always full of shit do not like my comments, you know what to do.

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              Please Edwin, get your English right.

              Commentators are different to Commenters.
              So please you criticise everyone on CT. Now it is high time you to correct yourself.
              You would never sense anything since you are made blind by [edited out] Rajapakshe et al for ever.

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                Commentator vs. commenter:
                A commenter is someone who makes isolated comments. These days, the word most often refers to people who post comments on blogs and news websites. A commentator is someone who provides commentary. The term usually applies to professionals in sports broadcasting or television news. Commentators don’t just make one comment; commenting is what they do.

                The difference between these words corresponds to the difference between a comment and commentary. A comment is an isolated remark, while a commentary is a series of remarks, explanations, and interpretations.

                Thanks Burampi. I admit that I have used the word in an incorrect manner.

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera, as a great soldier with extensive combat experience in destroying terrorists, perhaps you can clear up some thing that is puzzling me.

          Why do living Tigers stink more that their dead counterparts? Is it due to Thala Thel or long distance swimming in salty waters or some other reason?

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      You don’t underestimate your enemy either. If the LTTE and the Tamil mumbo-jumbo leaders like Amirthalingam who wanted to skin the Sinhalese alive thought

      Rapist Army Rear Admirable, I know if I ask you to produce an evidence of ever Amirthalingam having said that, you are not going to come back. You, as the Rapist army trained, you are only taught the history as a woman sleeping with a lion. Let me give you a real history of what you are talking of. K. M. P. Rajaratne was the only one ever said what you are quoting. He said 10,000 Sinhala policemen had to be shot and killed to reach Tamil victims so he can kill them. (1958). He was imprisoned for that. He took a mob with the support of SWRD and beat Satyagrahis in Galle Face Green (1956). He was put out of Parliament for that. He said Tamils has to be killed and slippers need to made for him. (1961). But Sirimavo didn’t do anything for that
      Let us just assumes for a fun that he said that. There is only one country in the World whose Army pushed down an Opposition Leaders and beat him up(JR refused to take any action for that); and that country’s 8th graders brought a No Confidence motion and impeached an opposition leader. Then, doesn’t he deserve to call to skin that kind of wild animals of Wildlife Sanctuary SinhaLE Lankawe?

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        Dear Mallaiyuran,
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        You sometimes go overboard
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        There are three paragraphs above. The first two are fine; the third should not have been written. Let me explain:
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        You have quoted this Reginald Shamal Perera guy – in italics. Fine.
        .
        In the Second Paragraph you have written the truth. Good. I have seen this K.M.P. Rajaratne at close quarters when he was a well-known old man, looking quite distinguished and soft-spoken in a spotless white national suit. You might say that I have met him. Yes, he had been M.P. for Welimada; I think that his wife, Kusuma, was, for some time, M.P. for Uva-Paranagama which is North of Welimada. I’ve lived all my life in Bandarawela which is South West of Welimada. Quiet, he may have looked, but we knew Rajaratne to be an unscrupulous and ambitious man who had been peddling racism. What you report of his actions is correct, although I haven’t got it written down or researched it.
        .
        Rajaratne was a fiery public speaker in Sinhalese, and knew his English, too. His UNP counterpart in Welimada was Percy Samaraweera – also a strange man. The current Minister, Ravi Samaraweera, is a nephew – a pretty decent guy. Rajaratne was the worst racist of the times – before Cyril Mathew took over.
        .
        “Somehow”, what Rajaratne said got attributed to Amirthalingam and Amirthlingam’s wife.
        .
        By the way, you usually write too much. It is good that you’re now using italics, and bold – things I also learnt only recently; space the Paragraphs – using full stops.
        .
        The Third Paragraph is the problem. Guys like you say things “for fun”. That’s how the “somehow” comes about. Don’t say things in fun to scum like Reginald Shamal.

        .
        Sellama lellama wenawa

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          Sri Lanka: At least have some respect for the country that fed you without a break while you were trying to destroy us the Good Retired Lt. so eloquently stated above. at least call it Sri Lankawe if you are reluctant to call it Sri Lanka.

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            Stop stop… i am sinhalaya. but I dont want you to put th eblame on one side.
            We are both wrong doers.. I mean majority and minority as well. Today ballige putha has led into all hell ends. I hate Rajakshes for all the mess done to this country.

            Have not we had racial based leaders in the country ?
            Even today ballige putha Rajaapskeh would not get it that we are all the same srilankens.

            So Edwin please get your facts right before droping down anything from your cesspit.

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            Dear “edwin”,
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            I was wondering at whom you had directed that request – possibly me?
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            As school boys we called the country “Lankawa” when speaking Sinhala, and “Ceylon” when speaking English. In Sinhala the word has not changed, but in English it’s become “Sri Lanka”, ALWAYS. I don’t know Tamil.
            .
            “Ceylon” has disappeared from our vocabulary, except when talking about tea.
            .
            Let’s not make an issue of such things.
            .
            “Navalapiddy” quoted above sounds hilarious to me, but don’t you think that it was just an ignorant Tamil’s way of saying it? Just let it be. The fact is that place names have meanings; after some time, however, they become irrelevant. Perhaps the area for which “Nawalapitiya” was named had a large flat field dominating it. Now the town is bound to have expanded, but I know the town, and it is indeed quite a flat area. I’m a bit hazy about what “Nawala” means – there are dozens of little places so named in the country. If set it as a meaningful task, I could do some exploring of the meaning.
            .
            You would have already noted that I have used the letter “w” instead of “v”. We were taught the former, but really neither English letter quite fits. I think it quite O.K. for you to make the substitution, and for you to write up the history of the area giving interesting tit-bits, but don’t let it cause strife. Now comes Google. What does it recognise?
            .
            Could say more, but this is boring, isn’t it?

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          Hi Sinhala Man,

          what do you think about lanken future `?
          Why people of Edwin nature stay so stupid as no other?
          Why the kind of men would believe in Wimal Buruwanse ?
          Why people have no hearts to do good things ?
          Why MR has that much of interest to come back ?
          Why Thadjudeen killers were not caught ?
          Why Lasantha Killer were not caught ?
          Why ballige putha Rajapakshe behave like a saint today ?

          Why DO the media men avoiding publishing the facts ?
          Why people believe in Astrology even if many believe that to be introdcued to fool the nation ?

          And and .. I want your answers Mr Sinhala Man.

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            Dear Hatharabirikatharina,
            .
            Please don’t put the onus on me to answer all those questions.
            .
            Quite simply all of US also are to blame for accepting the specious explanations put before us. Obviously it is “they” who are guilty of the most heinous crimes; we are the sheep who are putting up with all this.
            .
            The question is how about fifteen million adults in this country are to get together to defeat this handful of crooks. Part of the problem is that many of us who are made to suffer are not perfect ourselves; individuals among us will settle for little personal rewards.
            .
            So, really, I have no panacea for all this.

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      I give you a hint too if you want fix yourself. You are first one I see attempting create a lie like that on Amirthalingam. But Sinhala Media, to hide K. M. P. Rajaratne’s record, has been putting it on Mangayarkarasi. Don’t be so idiot even not being able to earn from Sinhala Medeia’s lessons. (Read about K. M. P. Rajaratne to know who the Sinhala extremist are-you rapist is nothing in front of his wild barbaric image.)

      Let’s get Serious for a second the Rapist Army Rear Admirable: Amirthalingam became the FP’s youth wing leader at 22 years. That alone tells his talent. SJV speaks only about 5 minutes on stages, always just what is next plan is. He lets Amirthalingam to explain political intricacies to Tamils. It is his marvelous eloquence guided the Tamils to behave differently when the Universal Franchise failed complete in South. Talk to a man or Woman (A Sinhalese) who had listened to his speech in English. When he went to Parliament he was youngest of that time. When he starts to speak in English, 8th graders as well educated leave the parliament not being able to bear his talent. Orator SWRD calls them back and advises them to sit and listen to his marvelous speeches. He did know the languages. He did carry subject with him. He established record in Lankawe parliament and it is recorded in Lankawe Hansards. Read them to see what he said instead of bring the hearsays in the wrong way of Rapist Army.

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        Is that why Amirthalingam was eliminated by LTTE?

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          “Is that why Amirthalingam was eliminated by LTTE?”

          Do you mean Amirthalingam was standing with Kathigamar?

          Still I would like both of their human right violations investigated separately by ICC.

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          Helass

          “Is that why Amirthalingam was eliminated by LTTE?”

          Unlike VP Amirthalingam refused to accept bribe from Premadasa, your thamby Thiruvengadam Vellupillai Prabaharan bumped him off.

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            what bribe? what was the bribe Premadasa offered to Amirthalingam?

            whitewashing LTTE terrorism arent we NV?

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      You be careful Retd. Lt. My benefactor NV from Halgolla is going to write thousand replies to you under thousand bogus names if you don’t stop.

      I received Rs 20 a month allowance from the Halgolla clan for my uni studies and I am ever loyal to them for that reason, doing the dirty work for them. OK?

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      CT, can we really let this nut-loose fellow (who will “loses” every argument) be allowed to say the sort of thing that he does.
      .
      I hang my head in shame that he and I are both classified as “Sinhalese”.
      .
      I think we worked on the exoneration of Amirthalingam form the “skinning alive charges” a few days ago.

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    Gotabaya will be the next president and he will make sure none of the forces will be prosecuted.

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      If he is elected, his government would be functioning inside Lanakwe. Tamils are calling ICC to investigate.

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      Rohan Gunaratne

      “Gotabaya will be the next president and he will make sure none of the forces will be prosecuted.”

      As usual you are talking b*******s.
      Tell us an occasion when a single member of armed forces has been prosecuted found guilty, sentenced and spent time in prison.

      Be realistic, Dr Gota is not invincible nor is his victory.
      Are you applying for a job as the next chief b***s carrier to Dr Gota? There is quite a long queue.

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    O, Kumarathasan Rasingam,
    .
    I have not read the entire article, but must you show us those horrible pictures again – graphically showing us again how out “Ranaviruwas” executed naked Tamils? Don’t you realise that those pictures are horrible to behold?
    .
    Yes, you are right to DEMAND investigation. We should have done that nine years ago, even if we punished nobody. You had a right to know; a right to mourn even Prabhakaran, whose dispatch I’m not so unhappy about.
    .
    May I reveal what I was doing when the news came in? I was teaching a group of teachers drawn from all parts of the country at the NIE, Maharagama: afternoon. All communities. The Sinhalese wanted to stop discussing pedagogics, and watch it all on T.V. Five minutes, I allowed; confirmed Prabha dead, said we had to stop there, since the Tamils there would have feelings different from ours. Besides, working hours – and we had gathered from all parts of the country to discuss the teaching of English. For two hours I was firm.
    .
    I was not allowed to teach again there.
    .
    I’m a poor man.
    .
    Don’t imagine that we, the victors would ever have allowed severe punishment of the soldiers. But we shouldn’t have desecrated LTTE graves.
    .

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      Sinhala Man,
      Yes we need to show these pictures again and again till we get justice.
      If rest of the Sinhalese are like you and other fair minded Sinhalese we will not be in this situation.

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    Kumaradasa,

    The UN resolution is based on Kallathoni Eelamists’ lies. The international judges won’t come because Sinhalese have forgiven Tamils for their crimes on innocent Sinhalese. Your ‘Eelam wild goose chase’ is over and you Tamils are now at the mercy of Sinhalese.
    /
    According to British officials in the late 1700s, there were native Sinhalese and some foreign tribes such as Cholayars, Chettiyars, Mapillars, and some Malays in Jaffna.
    /
    Just get the hell out Sri Lanka-back to Tamil Nadu. Sinhala-Buddhists are the soul owner of Sri Lanka. Dutch and British brought you people as slaves to Sri Lanka, and REMEMBER, it’s Sinhalese who freed you from slavery.
    /
    Tamil Nadu is the Country of Tamils, so go back to Tamil Nadu and fight for secession from Indian union. The problem is, the genuine Tamils of Tamil Nadu don’t consider you people who are actually of Malabari descent as Tamils. If you want to remain in Sri Lanka, you must integrate with boomiputra-native-Sinhalese.

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    Kumarathasan Rasingam,
    .
    We, too have suffered. My forehead has not bled. I contributed nothing to the “War Effort”. I was critical of it.
    .
    Relating how I have suffered is not going to be read. It is not dramatic. It has meant a gradual sliding in to relative poverty for my entire family, because I didn’t go with the herd. I was an “extremist” in this.
    .
    But many Sinhalese who sadly shake their head in disapproval of indiscriminate killings. Let us establish the Truth, teach the same (as far as possible) objective History to our children. Yes, kids of a certain age must be shown those horrible pictures. We must reconcile, but that will only be possible if we never forget the lessons of 1956, of 1983, and 2009.
    …………………………………………….
    Face it man: for some problems there will be no answers!
    .

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      Sinhala_MAn YOu are a specific kind of IDot. SO what happened since 1983 until 2009. Nothing happened. Have you heard that one Tamil govt Agent got army to shoot at innocent Sinhala civilains, farmers and showed those bodies to silence in other areas to stop any other uprisings. Theh way you talk you should be At least half Tamil or you are related a Lot to Tamils because everyting you are biased.

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        And you another kind of idiot!
        .
        Why should we subject the public to our personal rantings about the other? Look at this silly article:
        .
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/winning-the-battle-of-the-fifth-domain/
        .
        You have made as many as nine silly interventions. I have given both my name and my e-mail address because Percy also wanted to fix some label on me. Why don’t you email me; that can be followed by a Skype discussion. How else am I to convince you that not all Sinhalese are mischief-making racists?

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          Sorry Sinhala man
          If you gave your name I have not seen it. Can you give it again.. I have doubts about your Sinhala ness.
          My belief is that either you are a Tamil or married to one.in fact I have observed that Sinhalese married to Tamil women are more anti Sinhalese than the Tamils. Nothing personal here, just an observation.

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            Dear Percy,
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            Sinhala_Man’s name on the birth certificate is Panini Edirisinhe. the family has for about three generations been dropping the “g” in the surname. A bit silly.
            .
            My gmail address reflects my name: paniniedirisinhe@gmail.com. Sandwiched between your comment which I’m replying, and that by Jim softy beginning “Sinhala_MAn YOu are a specific kind of IDot.”, is a relatively brief comment by me giving you a link to where I have given both name and address.
            .
            Need to see my photograph? You’ll see it in this the last of three articles by me:
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            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-thomian-pharisees-are-unrepentant-why-this-matters-to-all-sri-lankans/
            .
            Actually, you will see me in two photographs, taken 68 years apart. Unless yo are absolutely computer IL-literate, you could easily navigate to the other two articles.
            .
            No, I’m not married to a a Tamil woman, nor are my siblings. One sister is married to a white Aussie; one first cousin to a Sri Lankan Malay.
            .
            Of course, I hold that if we go back far enough, the Sinhalese and Tamils did not exist as distinct races. Most of our DNA is Dravidian, but I think Sarachchandra’s Sinhabahu is good drama; and the Mahawamsa an interesting legend – with a grain of truth in it. Vijaya may have contributed a mite to the genetic make-up of both Percy and Panini. Insignificant.
            .
            I’m not anti-Sinhalese; I try to be pro-All-humans.

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            Percy,
            .
            I know that I wrote out a full response to you, but I wonder if I actually gave you a link to one of my articles:
            .
            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-thomian-pharisees-are-unrepentant-why-this-matters-to-all-sri-lankans/
            .
            The very title of the previous article will indicate to you how much against the establishment I have now become – nauseated by the corruption:
            .
            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-whited-thomian-sepulchres-the-pharisees-who-cheat/
            .
            Many comments by people who say they know me – and dislike my outspokenness.
            .
            Please write to me if you want anything else clarified.

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              Thank you Sinhala Man for the courtesy of your responses. You are entitled to your view of the world,and I do not wish to get into a debate with you on your current crusade against the Sinhalese. After all there are others of your ilk like Brian Seneviratne,Adrian Wijemanne and Neville Jayaweera who are similarly inclined. In fact when Lakshman Kadirgamar was assasinated Neville J came on BBC television to say that Kadirgamar was killed by the Sri Lankan Army. I happened to be in the UK at th time and I rang NJ to tell him that I could not believe that he could make such a stupid allegation.
              I skimmed through some of the ecorrespondence on STC Bandarawela and that is one big dog’s breakfast!

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        Jim Dumbo,
        YOu are a specific kind of IDot. You can’t even handle a keyboard.
        I hear there are night classes in Toronto for idiots.

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    All LTTE supportere. And Eelamist can stand on there heads and Cry .As long as patriotic Sri Lankans continue to guard and defend this great land from people like you will never never be able to justify your faked information and cause

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      Ashok Thangavelu

      “.As long as patriotic Sri Lankans continue to guard and defend this great land from people like you will never never be able to justify your faked information and cause”

      In the past 500 years history of this island it was only the psychopath Prabaharan who defended this island from invading forces while the local patriotic forces were hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bum.

      “this great land”.

      Why this is a great land? If you haven’t got a clue please ignore me.

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    How long the Tamil Diaspora can hoodwink the UN and International community with blatant lying. Sri Lankan Government should bring UN observers and ask Demalu to show where 40,000-200,000 dead bodies are buried. The problem is spineless guys in this Government do not have guts to challenge UNHRC dumbos who dance according to the tunes of their pay masters.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “How long the Tamil Diaspora can hoodwink the UN and International community with blatant lying.”

      If a Sinhala/Buddhist noisy minority could manage with 70 years blatant lies and more lies why not rest of the people?

      ” The problem is spineless guys in this Government do not have guts to challenge UNHRC dumbos who dance according to the tunes of their pay masters.”

      The war criminals and compulsive liars do not want to be exposed and caught out by their own lies.

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    Rasingam, why do you worry about these things? The Tamils representative MP Sampanthan and Sumanthiran are very happy with the government and supporting wholeheartedly without any conditions. You should follow their examples. They are the official leaders and not you.

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    //The United Kingdom is responsible for the amalgamation of the Tamil Kingdom and Sinhalese Kingdom for the easy administrative purposes. They should have handed over the Tamils land [North and East to the Tamils]. Instead, United Kingdom handed over the entire Island to the majority Sinhalese which blunder caused all these miseries and losses of lives and land to the Tamil people in the North and East. //

    What did Tamils do when British were governing Sri Lanka to acquire their so called kingdom back? What have they done?

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    “Tamils are demanding their lost Kingdom which existed before the arrival of European conquerors.”

    There is only One Kingdom now – Sri Lanka. All races, castes, and religions have to live and co-exist in this beautiful country. It is the people together who have to govern this country, not the politicians.

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    Rasingam

    In 2001 UK proscribed LTTE as a terrorist organisation under their 2000 Act, and some tamil activists in London made attempts to take action against it. LTTE’s political advisor late Anton Balasingam was in London at that time and for reasons known only to him he forced those activists to abandon their action. Subsequently he issued a statement stating that he is consulting leading lawyers in London to pursue an action for de proscription. No one knows what advice lawyers had given but what tamils know is that there was no action taken by him at all. LTTE still remain as a proscribed organisation in UK.

    What made Anton Balasingam, BTF, GTF, TNA london branch and other tamil organaisations to remain happy with the proscription is a million dollar question.

    As Ben Salam said above why do we worry about these things. Our leaders are happy so try to believe that their voters too are happy.

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    The real question is how long the separatist Tamil lobby can hoodwink the rest of the world with their lies and fabrications?

    No govt cant promise anything to anyone without a mandate from the people because if there’s no mandate nothing can be implemented/delivered. That is applicable to this govt too.

    The writer talks about a 90 million Tamils. They can have their separate state in Tamil Nadu which is their real home. Let’s see whether India agrees to it. Can we press IC to ask India?

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    Thank you Kumar. keep up the good work.

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    The problem is the UN war crime allegation ..killing of over 40,000 civilians that the Government is unable to tackle..The Govt of the day never had conducted a proper census in the North for over 25 years (1983-2009 ) as a result they were clueless about the total number of civilians trapped or living with the LTTE in Mulaitivu , Kilinochchi & Vavuniys Districts… This was evident with the contradictory reports emerged in the media the moment civilians started wading Nandikadal lagoon for safety due to merciless bombing & firing by both the LTTE & Army. The initial claim of the media ..Army of the total civilians trapped were approx 35,000 …but to the surprise of all there emerged 375,000 ….with this figure it can be easily conclude of civilian population of approx 400,00 -450,000 trapped or lived in the said areas….the Govt did not have any explanation to this….so on that basis it could be easily agree with the UN figure of 40,000 + civilian deaths. After 3 months of the conclusion of the conflict various sources reported of dumping all disembered ..charred bodies initially planned to bury …with burnt vehicles…in the deep mid sea off Mulaitivu. The proper way should have been to conduct a forensic examination and audit of Mulaitivu District…as was done with the Bond scam.. Because of the assurance given to the UN Sec Gen by the President MR…We as a Civilized Govt claimed to be miserably failed in that responsibility… Therefore the UN will never be able to conclude this case even for the next 50 years.

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    How Long Can Sri Lankan Government Hoodwink The UN & The International Community?…………………………….

    The short answer will be, Forever.

    Given that:

    1 the ‘war’ is over, so no more killings, and most don’t care anymore

    2 the UN is toothless in these matters, and can really do nothing

    3 NO SL Sinhalese political leader will ever agree to any ‘outside’ involvement.

    So all that remains is for those affected by the catastrophic events of the last fifty years to get down their stories/experiences, etc, and leave it for history to judge the perpetrators of the horrendous events that affected us all.

    If we are fated, we will build a better Sri Lanka in spite of the divisive efforts of the current crop of politicians, including the many racist elements. But if the events of the past are not resolved, and reconciled, the stench and stigma will forever haunt our future generations to come.

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      Spring Koha

      How come I do not have any other opinion/option but to agree to your comment?

      If necessary someone somewhere will engineer another regime change to bring in acceptable faces in the mean time, like the role played by Mangala in the first two years of this government making the right kind of noises to please whomsoever needed to be pleased at the right time.

      Sambandan has made a veiled threat to the general public and government today when he met a delegation of US congress. I have yet to access the full content of the message.

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    In addition towards the last few weeks the Govt lost the control of the Military…all were in a rage. Perhaps would have been worried of a possible backlash if intervened…so now any Govt comes into power will continue to hoodwink the UN….What else…very sad and pathetic.

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    The best thing that happened to India and Sri Lanka is the arrival of the Europeans, for their own benefits they unified the divided kingdoms and ethnicities to one whole country and when they left they made the majority as the owners of the new country, hence every Hindu and Sinhalese household in both the countries should hang the Union Jack and a photo of the queen and revere them daily as if not for them today there wouldn’t have been an India or a Sri Lanka but fragmented different kingdoms on ethnic lines as it was before the arrival of the Europeans.

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      How can you assume this? How do you know that Ruhunu wouldn’t have taken over the other kingdoms? Or that the Tamil kingdom would not have taken over Ruhunu?
      Just remember that Asoka united most of India long before the Europeans arrived to exploit it.

      In any case, why should you be grateful for an accident of history? Surely intention is what matters, not result. And the intention was to exploit.

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        Absolutely. The strong exploit the weak.
        .
        Animals do it only when it is necessary; homo sapiens early developed perversions. At this level there is no morality.
        .
        Since we aspire to being considered more worthwhile, we have developed a system of ethics which holds good only within our domain. Religions draw on those “values” but mainly exist because some want to substitute (superstitious) certainties for logic.
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        Science happened to get developed in Europe, gave rise to technology – and so we had colonialism. We have as great a talent for exploitation.
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        Among the Europeans, as among us, there were the very good. We should stop looking for excuses and put Sri Lanka right.
        .
        Concerned citizen, please see how this regular contributor of CT articles regards a Britisher whose “goodness” is beyond question:
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        http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=174369
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        Written only six months ago about a Brit I also knew and revered.

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      CONCERNED CITIZEN: IF Europeans were not there, Arabs still would be eating Dates, Drinking Camle Milk and would fight for the desert laands. Kidnap the next door neighbour Tribe women and children. the culture you parctice is that.

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        Jim softy the Dimwit

        Agricultural civilisation emerged in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt as early as 10,000 years ago when there was no island called Sri Lanka.

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    All LTTE supporteres And Eelamist can stand on there heads and Cry .As long as patriotic Sri Lankans Tamils ,Sinhalese Muslims,Burgers,Sindis,Bohras,Chinese,Malays,and Veddas who will continue to guard and defend this great land from people like you and from most of your false claims .You can influence Colonial masters but you will never never be able to justify your faked information and cause disharmony and punish SRi Lanka .
    Don’t forget that restraint shown by Majority Buddist Sinhalese saved this nation from the genocidal ruthless LTTE and ruthless Eelamists.

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    Sri Lanka is a savage country ruled by savages and worship savagery …in everything there is savagery .(සිරි ලංකාව වනාහි ම්ලෙච්ජත්වයෙන් පිරුණු ..ම්ලේච්ජයන් විසින් පාලනය කරන ..ම්ලේච්ජත්වය වන්දනා කොරන රටකි….එහි සෑමදේම සිදුවන්නේ ම්ලේච්ජ ආකාරයටයි…)

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      Lion,
      Why make so much fuss? Please leave the savages and f-off. Sinhalayo did not invite you.

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      Lion,

      this is very right.

      Even among COMMENTERS like Edwin, whenever I read his comments, I get hurt.
      Ballige putha would not sense the least but just adds his thoughts. He as a 70 year old would praise Rajpakshe for his selfish gains.
      That is the best exmaple we have here.

      Dreaming of becoming another Spore can just limit to DREAMS of future generaions. THey think that they are very intelligent people, but not the least they the masses can get.
      Media parasites stand ont he way, not allowing people to get the facts but facts.
      I hate lanken MEDIA men forever.

      President attacks DAILY mirror, but if what is being pointed out him is right, why CANT he himself take actions against FALSHHOOD being spread by ABUSIVE media institutaion. We should have some provision in lanken media laws to tame the kind of men – they work for Rajakshes or any high criminals that pump millions to them.

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    How long?
    During the 2nd Gulf War, when Bush was asked how long it will take to for the US troops withdraw from Iraq, his answer was ‘As long as it takes’. That is my answer for this question. .

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    All arguments, no discussion to correct the problem. Both sides takes pleasure in accusing each other. Who created it, who benefited out of this crisis. Make another,and who will benefit, who will live peacefully far away , who will not.

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    At least 90% of the so called “missing Tamils” are in USA, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, India and Malaysia under different names; the rest were used as cannon fodder by the cowardly Prabhakaran to protect himself and his dream of Eelam!

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    Linkedin Message to President Maithripala Sirisena

    Hi Your Excellency,

    I have a proposal that Sri Lanka be renamed, formally, from the ‘Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’ to the ‘Sovereign Nation of Sri Lanka’.

    I have several reasons for this proposal:
    1. The UN mandates for the prosperity and security of sovereign nations.
    2. It may help unite Sri Lankans.
    3. Emphasising Sri Lankan nationality detracts from the long-standing rivalry between Singhalese, Tamil and Muslim nationalism.
    4. Starting (or restarting) a war against a sovereign nation is a war crime and against International Law.

    I have initiated a modest campaign on Facebook to suggest and discuss my idea. I sought the opinion of people from 13-65+ all over Sri Lanka and the response has been encouraging.

    I am seeking support for this name change from all the political parties in Sri Lanka and hope it has your support.

    Best wishes

    Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

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    Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

    Thanks for your intervention after a long time.
    How are you?
    By merely changing the name to ‘Sovereign Nation of Sri Lanka’ do you believe every problem including large scale theft by insiders can be solved once and for all? Is there any Numerological significance in changing names?

    Of course we should try your solution in the Middle East, Kashmir, Baluchistan, Burma, Maldives, Afghanistan, ……………

    Thanks.

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