23 October, 2017

How Many Homelands Do The Jaffna Tamils Need?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Scholarly narratives tracing the brief history of the Tamils agree that the itinerant migrants from S. India turned into an organic and  distinct entity of their own in Sri Lanka only after they decided to be permanent  settlers in the northern region in the 13th and 14th centuries. “The establishment of an independent Tamil kingdom in Ceylon in the thirteenth century,” wrote historian S. Arasaratnam, “is a landmark in history of the Ceylon Tamils. No doubt it was helped by the weakness of Sinhalese political power…….What we can say with certainty is that by 1325 the Tamil kingdom had come onto the historical scene.” (p.103 – 104 – Ceylon, S. Arasaratnam, Prentice-Hall Inc., New Jersey, USA).

Prior to that the Tamil migrants drifted in and out of Sri Lanka as adventurers, traders, marauders, invaders, craftsmen, mercenaries, mostly for Sinhala kings, fishermen, explorers but never as permanent settlers with a commitment to make Sri Lanka their home. They always went back to their one and only homeland in S. India because they were instinctively drawn to  their roots. Even when they became  permanent settlers they were dependent primarily on the original S. Indian base that shaped their Tamil identity. The S. Indian umbilical cord was the sole source that sustained their spiritual, cultural and political needs. Their Freudian  urge to go into the womb in S. India was an innate part of their genetic makeup.

In short, when they left S. India they never abandoned their homeland. As legatees of the Dravidian cultural, spiritual and  historical heritage, which they carried religiously on their backs, they knew that they could never construct another homeland overseas to replace the original homeland they left behind. Any attempt to replicate the original homeland in foreign lands could only result in creating a “fake-land” and  not a genuine homeland. In any case, like all migrants the S. Indians who crossed the Palk Straits  regarded Jaffna only as a transit lounge until they could return to their roots in the S. Indian  homeland  sooner or later.

K. S. Sivakumaran, a Sri Lankan journalist, reflecting on his S. Indian roots, reveals his inner feelings when he said : “ Well, let me put it this way – as a Tamilian I felt proud to be in Tamilnadu. The Tamil consciousness reigns supreme there. Having lived in a cosmopolitan city like Colombo for over thirty years – most Sri Lankans are more westernized than most people in India – I’m used to the lack of an exclusively Tamil context. But in Tamilnadu – in Madras and other places – I could feel a cultural atmosphere springing from a Dravidian foundation…” (p.50 – Le Roy Robinson in Conversation with K.S. Sivakumaran on Aspects of Culture in Sri Lanka, Chamara Printers, Colombo 6, 1992). Mark you, he is writing this in 1992 and he is still yearning to go back to the “Dravidian foundation” even after living in cosmopolitan Colombo.

The cultural affinities that attaches him inseparably to his Dravidian homeland is the common experience of all Tamil migrants. The indelible feelings of Tamil exiled from S. India is expressed emphatically by Sivakumaran writing  in 1992. Undoubtedly, the gravitational pull of the Jaffnaites to Tamil Nadu is stronger than those who had migrated to distant parts of the globe. Their proximity to Tamil Nadu makes it their home away from home. Obviously, this means that though the Jaffna Tamils claim their migrant settlement in the North of Sri Lanka to be their homeland they know, in their heart of hearts, that their one and only homeland is in S. India, the birthplace of all Tamils who migrated to other lands. All other overseas settlements lack not only the genuine spirit of a homeland but also the substance of a history which can transform the alien geography into a homeland. In fact, in India there is a sacredness attached to the homeland. For instance, the Brahmins, who came from the  head  of Brahma, according to  classical Hindu caste system, were forbidden to cross the seas. Only the low-castes, like the Vellalas who belonged to the Sudra  caste that came from the feet of Brahma, ventured out. Those who crossed the seas lost their Brahmanical status and Gandhi, for instance, had to be re-baptised to be admitted into Indian society.

Naturally, all Tamils who  migrated from S. India had “the Dravidian foundation” tattooed in the back of their minds.It was permanently located in their memory as the dependable and homely “backyard” – the first and last resort from which they could derive strength in  times of need. It was,above all, a historical haven to lift them up from the cultural desert in Jaffna. This apart, the Jaffna Tamils would know that there is a hollowness and a contradiction in claiming Jaffna as their homeland while sitting next door to their one and only homeland in Tamil Nadu. Those who claim Jaffna as their homeland, in addition to that of Tamil Nadu, are confused, with one leg planted in both territories. As seen  in the case of Sivakumaran, they are confused in their divided minds, not knowing whether they belong to Tamil Nadu or Jaffna. Their heart strings pulling strongly in the direction of a Dravidian homeland make them feel that they belong to Tamil Nadu primarily because of the glories of its history. Jaffna has nothing to offer in comparison to the monumental achievements of their ancestors in Tamil Nadu.  In fact, in revealing his  heart, Sivakumaran makes it clear that he is just not speaking at the end of a sentimental journey into his past. No. He was affirming that he was back in his ancestral homeland – the place where the Tamils originated and later fanned out to occupy various  parts of foreign lands. Sivakumaran’s experiences in Tamil Nadu comes out as if he had regained his paradise after living in exile in Jaffna. It is a natural and genuine feeling which the migrant Tamils cannot escape.

Once they  go back to their roots in Tamil Nadu the old atavistic feelings, buried deep within, rise to  bond  with  their homeland – a feeling that is  not evoked in the minds of Tamils returning to their domiciled homes in alien lands abroad. So if their hearts and minds are in Tamil Nadu and only their body is in Jaffna where is their  homeland? What is more, when they stare across the Palk Straits doesn’t it make amockery of their claim to have two homelands, one sitting next to another on  the shores of the Indian Ocean? When the same people claim two homelands, one next another, won’t they be in two minds not knowing to which land they belong, particularly because all what they claim to be Tamil culture exist only in Tamil Nadu?

And this leads to a more serious question : If the autochthonous Tamils of Tamil Nadu have not being given a state of  their own to make it their homeland after reigning over great and independent kingdoms recorded in their glorious  history, on what basis can the migrant settlers in Jaffna, with a dubious and a Lilliputian history, claim to have a separate state of their own in Sri Lanka? This does not mean that the Tamils are incapable of creatively manufacturing history to claim a homeland wherever they are located, west, east, north or south. Not surprisingly, in 1983, the Tamils circulated a spurious claim in Australia saying that they were the first to greet Captain Cook, with thosai, vadai, poomalai and  nagasalam, when he first landed in Botany Bay in Sydney! Of course, no one  took it seriously, except some nutty Tamil fanatics. This claim was based on historian Manning  Clark’s theory  that the Veddahs of Sri Lanka were among the first wave of migrants to Australia. (p.1 Chapter 1, Short History of Australia, Manning Clark).

A critical look at the post-independent Sri Lanka will reveal that the mainstream political trajectory spiralled downward into violence, and finally to Nandikadal, because the Tamils, in their obsession with a history that exists only in their minds, refused to face the hard realities of their superficial past. Their sudden urge to establish a separate state forced them to create a history that warped the minds of the Tamils. The best they could produce as history was a hastily written political tract to boost the claims to a separate state in the Battekotte (Vadukoddai) Resolution. But a homeland needs a sacred and undisputed history. It can only come out of the hands of those who make history with their innate genius to transform a  land built in their own image. Their labour of love for the land leaves a proud legacy which their successors can call it their  own. For instance, the American created a unique culture which they could proudly claim to be their own. They surpassed the European culture from which they borrowed to make a new civilisation of their own. All civilisations are built on borrowings. The genius is in putting their indelible stamp of identity as they marched into history. So have the Tamils of Jaffna come anywhere near to a level which would qualify them to be that of innovative homemakers like those in Tamil Nadu or in Sri Lanka? Where is the genius in physically transporting  everything from S. India and transplanting them  in Jaffna? Besides, a homeland is made at home not overseas. Everything  in Jaffna was made across the Palk Straits. So where is their homeland?

Since the Tamils of Jaffna remained as mediocre copy cats, imitating the superior culture of Tamil Nadu, can they be considered to be innovative creators who laid the foundations for a homeland of  their own in Sri Lanka? Or should they be categorised as mere carters who transported readymade products from Tamil Nadu imagining that they were a part of their creative genius? Their best achievement was in transporting slaves from Malabar, or in denying the low-castes their basic rights even to walk in daylight. Under the fascist Vellala rulers Jaffna was turned into an abominable gulag divided into upper caste priviligentsia and the outcasts who were treated as sub-humans. Velupillai Prabhakaran who inherited this fascist Vellala culture took it to the extreme and eliminated all Tamils who refused to pay pooja to the “sole representative of the Tamils.” As usual, it is the Sinhala south that had to  move in and save the Tamils from their  barbaric oppressors.

Jaffna was a haven for the Vellala upper-caste but a suffocating hell-hole for the oppressed low-castes. Even the upper-caste had to either go to S. India or to the Sinhala south to get a breath of fresh air and breathe easily. With nothing much to claim as their own contribution to the Tamil culture they invariably had to fall back on the history and culture of Tamil Nadu. Before the anti-Sinhala-Buddhist vitriolic was injected into Jaffna politics by G. G. Ponnambalam, the Jaffna aristocracy headed by Arunachalam and Ramanathan brothers, were invariably singing  the  praises of the ancient Sinhala-Buddhist culture. Those who know their history are aware that the brief history in the miniscule geography of the north is not a patch on the magnificent achievements of Tamil Nadu, or the Sinhala south.

It is the overwhelming Tamil Nadu culture that reigns supreme in their minds, as stated by Sivakumaran. His spiritual / mental / cultural affinities with Tamil Nadu culture reveal the underlying factors that go to make a Tamil. The Tamilness that he felt in Tamil Nadu is a unique force that is confined exclusively to its historical borders. The “cultural atmosphere springing from a Dravidian foundation” could not be found in Jaffna. Sivakumaran’s confession makes  it clear that the pristine Tamilness that moved him in Tamil Nadu is missing in Jaffna. Though  he does not say it specifically, his statement acknowledges that his spiritual homeland is in Tamil Nadu.  Period. Jaffna, to all intents and purposes, is a mere arid geographical strip hanging like a tail from the main body of Tamil Nadu. It could not – and has not – produced the culture of Tamil Nadu which makes it the only homeland of the Tamils. Jaffna can be considered the first post of the Tamil migrants moving out to occupy foreign lands in the Tamil diaspora. Jaffna has been a homeland for the Tamil settlers only to establish a legal claim for a bit real estate from the Sinhalese.

Feeling the pervasive weight of Tamil cultural  heritage Sivakumaran asserted that he was proud to be a Tamilian in Tamil Nadu. That is natural and understandable. But  how many Tamil Naduans can look around Jaffna and feel proud of the Jaffna culture? What is there inspiring in the imitative and mediocre culture of Jaffna? In  contrast, take the case of an American who can justifiably take pride in the achievements of his/her homeland by putting the distinct stamp  of American identity on every inch of land and making it their own  from valley to mountain peak. Today the distinction between England and America is as wide as the Atlantic Ocean that keeps them  apart.  Winston Churchill who was sharp enough to notice the difference said that America and England are two countries divided by one language! Well, in comparison what is it  that the Jaffnaites have achieved on their own which the Tamil Naduans had not achieved? The Jaffnaites are still playing second fiddle to the Tamil Naduans and they feel that the Tamil Nadu Dravidians are still their superior masters. The Jaffnaites, however, take some  pride in preserving the purity of Tamil language. Apart from  this, both Tamil Naduans and Jaffnaites know that there can  only be one homeland and that is in Tamil Nadu and not in Jaffna. Tamils from Jaffna must be the only community in the world who claim to have two homelands in one ocean – one filled with the originals and the other filled with the flotsam and jetsam that went ashore as unintended consequences of accidental history.

The migrant Tamils who settled down overseas knew for certain that there could never be another homeland outside Tamil Nadu. As a result they were quite content, once they settled down in Sri Lanka, to be mere imitators basking  in the glory of the S. Indian culture. Surveying the past of the North, Arasaratnam wrote: “No original artistic tradition grew   in Tamil Ceylon. Culturally, the Tamils looked upon their arts as part of the Dravidian tradition of south India.” (p.115 – Ibid). There was nothing noteworthy in the Jaffna Tamil culture. This  could be one reason why the  great cultural  savant of South Asia, Dr. Ananda Coomarasawamy, wrote his classic monograph on Medieval Sinhala Art. If there were any outstanding cultural achievements worth protecting he couldn’t have missed it because he came from Jaffna.

(To be continued)

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    Mr Mahindapala knows me pesonally ,He has quoted me and also mentioned my name several times. .His quotation is correct, but not his interpretaion on the Dravidians, particularly on Thamils fromYaalpaanam.He has the right to comment on any thing.But unfortunately he is not familiar with the actualities of Lankan History with latest updates. I rcommend the book – Facts of Sri Lankan History and Culture written by Prof.S Patmanathan. Then , I believe he will discard his hatred towards Thamilians and be enlightened. He is a veteran journalist, but is heavily biased with the ideas of a handful of ignorant and ididiotic racists from all quarters.

    Soon after the infamous July 1983, I visited Chennai for the first time and was very happy that being a Thamilian, Thamil is given the rightful place in the world inThamilnadu. Later in 1992 when Leroy Robinson intviewed mr as a casual saying Imentioned to him of my Dravidian identity. That doesn’t mean that I disown my motherland which is Lanka. I may dislike militancy but Ilove the humankind with all my friends belonging to various communities.

    It is high time we shed partisan nationalismand think as Lankans with equalrights under th eRule of Law. Iwould request Mahindapala toread my shot review that appeared in theTown and Country section of the Lankan Daily News dated May31 ,2017.

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      K S Sivakumaran, ————HLD M is part of the revisionist pseudo gang of historians who has neither the necessary training nor learning in History. Since the 1970s and 80s there have been many such pretenders, mushroomed in the aftermath of the advent of LTTE the worse among them are Kamalika Pieris, Darshanie Ratnawalli, Ranawaka Arachchige Patali Champika Ranawaka, …………… The issue here is not whether HLD M knows history or not but he seems not to know when to retire gracefully. Since you known him personally, hope you would be able to persuade him to quit for his own good. We do care about grumpy old men and men who have gone ga ga. However, HLD M has gone beyond the point of no return. ———————-Could you provide more details of Facts of Sri Lankan History and Culture written by Prof.S Patmanathan.

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        Thank you Native Vedda for your reponse to my comment on Mahindpala’s statements that border towards total hatred of the LankanThamilians.You are right about some of antagonistic people, though few in number, who wrote in English newspapes, Apart fromthe people you mentioned above d there were others like the late S L Gunaekera, Gunadasa Amarasekea, ,Susantha Goonathileke, Nalin Silva, Waduge, Gomin,Rohan Gunaratne and others who seemed to have some grudges against the Thamils for some reasonon or the other.Their animosity,however, against the ruthless miliants thatterrorized many are understandable. Later on Rohan Guneratne realizedhisfollyand became a little balanced in his views.ironically Mahindapala is married to aThamil lady.Perhaps these hatemonges might have had some connections with the Thamilan genes and masquraded t hemselves as real patriots of the country.
        I knew Mahindapala as a journalist and Editor of SundayObserver I had met him in Melbourne a couple of year sago and hadfriendly chats with him.Beyond that I have no power to convince him against racism.
        Prof.S.Pathmanathan’s latest book titles “Facets ofSri Lankan History and Culture” is published by the Kumaran Book House, Colombo and pricedatRs 2000/- per copy..
        As the late James Rutnam once said both the Sinhalese and Tamilians belong to the same ethnicity but speak different languages, May be allof us are really Dravidians.Om Shanthi.

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          Did you actually read Prof.S.Pathmanathan’s book? cos I am reading it these days. For a tamil he is very knowledgable on Sri Lanka’s history and has not devalued his book by adding tamil mytho history.
          For example he writes the history of Sinhala monarchy and how Sinhala kings had control over the island. No where does he talks about the millennia old Tamil Jaffna kingdom that many ignorant fools among Tamils imagine.

          I do not see any difference in his historical narration on the early history of SL with likes of KM De Silva.

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            Sach—You are right about what Prof.S.Pathmanathansays.

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          It is Tamils, every time they write different stuff. When they talk about a homeland in Northenr Sinhale, Tamils had lived even before Africans, dinosaurs, Tamil Language had lived even before India. etc., etc. then some other times, they say Tamils and Sinhala peole are the same. Again they say, sinhala people came from India, but they don’t say where the sinhala language exists, where the sinhala culture, culture exists. On ther other hand, they always talk about bhrathanatuyam, and all about south Indian stuff. It is not a secret that Wethamiz Tamilnut now only starts rewriting tamil names with the introduction of the Z letter. Anyway, Tamils behave like clowns. but, they don’t like if anyone criticizes them for their doings. Both Tamils and Muslims are trying to overpower sinhala people because of their laid back – mahavamsa mindset. At least Pabakaran and LTTE learned that it is not so.

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            Jim Softy the Dimwit ————————-Could you elucidate us with, some related question:When, where, how the idea of Sinhala Sinhala people come about? Who originally or first thought about creating Sinhalese people and their origin myth? Do you subscribe to the idea that Sinhala language is the oldest of all languages in fact mother all languages and the Sinhalese Aryabhata discovered Zero and built the pyramids ?

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          K S Sivakumaran ———Thanks for your information on Prof Pathmanathan’s book. I am aware of those pseudo Historians. The Sinhala/Buddhist middle and upper middle classes claim to have liberal and secular ideals they love reading those pseudo historians. That is where the problem lies. ————- I always suspected those who expounded extreme Sinhala/Buddhist fascism have/had something to hide, a family secret perhaps. ———“”Mahindapala is married to aThamil lady.”” ———- Perhaps he was inadequate and unable to satisfy his Tamil wife or her expectations causing him to develop some sort of obsession and inferiority complex against Tamils. I think she should worry about her own safety. ….. Several genetics studies have clearly showed the close relationship between Sinhala and Tamil speaking people. Only the born stupid can challenge the scientific discoveries, of genetic affiliation of Tamils and Sinhalese.——- In the early 1990s the LTTE supporting Tamils too went onto distant their close affinity with Tamil Nadu Tamils in order to prove their uniqueness hence the entitlement for a separate state. ——————————- I think both people need time to recover from their collective madness, myth and from self destructing traite.

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        LOL …pseudo gangs of historians came from tamil community. Especially the history lessons given by the likes of GG Ponnambalam, C Suntheralingams was what caused disaster and mayhem in SL. These people simply point that out .

        Some of resident historians here are dentists, vets and electrical engineers. They are the ones giving history lessons and questioning already established historical facts just for ethnic ego.
        I remember reading a history book by some tamil medical doctor recently where he had talked about Kadurugoda like Buddhist structures in South India. And guess what it had a picture from Boro Budur in Indonesia : D :D

        —-
        I am reading Prof.S.Pathmanathan’s book these days. For a tamil he is very knowledgable on Sri Lanka’s history and has not devalued his book by adding tamil mytho history.
        For example he writes the history of Sinhala monarchy and how Sinhala kings had control over the island. No where does he talks about the millennia old Tamil Jaffna kingdom that many ignorant fools among Tamils imagine.

        I do not see any difference in his historical narration on the early history of SL with likes of KM De Silva.

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      Dear K S Sivakumaran- thanks for your clarification that puts MLD on the docks.
      we all know about his anti Tamil racist ranting…. He will never >

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    Latest update in history? ! LOL. Can someone explain how history can be updated? Can we update the fact that Tamil homeland is Tamilakam, present day Tamil Nadu? Can we update the fact that the territory of Tamilakam is described and solidified in all of ancient Tamil literature spanning one and a half millennia as the land between Thirupathi hills and Cape Comorin? Mr. Sivakumaran, please understand that the Sinhalese do not hate the Tamils, it is the Tamils who keep constantly agitating the Sinhalese by trying to distort history and laying claims on not on almost half of the land mass and 3/4ths of the coastal line of this island, but also the Tamils is laying claims Sinhalese cultural heritage. No people will tolerate a relatively recent diaspora community from a neighboring state laying such claims. Tamils are using the remnants of artifacts of what the different Tamil invaders, mercenaries, traders, scholars etc left here throughout history to claim a homeland here. Please understand that just because the Cholas built some temples or a Tamil trader lost his coins here, it doesn’t mean that the Tamils have a homeland here. Until the beginning of the 20th century Tamils always maintained that they came from the opposite coast and settled here. It was in the only in the early years of the 20th century Tamils started dissociating themselves from Tamil Nadu, claiming that they had been here from time immemorial. Tamils even started claiming that they are the aboriginals of this island, trying to displace even the Veddas from their position of being the only truly aboriginal indigenous people of this island. Tamils should stop trying to distort history and laying claims on the Sinhalese cultural heritage.

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      Pea Brain ( Punchi Brain )

      ” It was in the only in the early years of the 20th century Tamils started dissociating themselves from Tamil Nadu, claiming that they had been here from time immemorial. Tamils even started claiming that they are the aboriginals of “

      Then are you saying Elara didn’t rule Anurathapura ? what about Sena and kuthikka ? I don’t believe in your fairy tale Mahavansa still even that biased bull – shit accepts the existence of Tamils in Eelam from before birth of Christ. You vandals who were thrown out of your native la la land Bangal must go there and Leave Eelam for its legitimate owners the Tamil Dravidians.

      Although you fools have by accepting all and sundry in to the ranks ( until recently Tamils were being absorbed in to the So – called Sinhala race) have increased the numbers of your community ( I don’t believe Sinhalese are a separate race per se from the Native Tamils ) you are still not the indigenous population of this country,

      If I draw an analogy here , If in 100 years the Muslims multiply like pigs and out number the Sinhalese and Tamils can they then distort the history to suit their community by saying Mohamed also visited Srilanka from mecca. No wonder we call you fools Sinhala modayas.

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        Who said anything about the Mahavamsa? Why are Tamils so hung up on the Mahavamsa? With or without the Mahavamsa, the Tamils in Sri Lanka are a diaspora of Tamilnadu and what the Mahavamsa says is more than very well confirmed in ALL of the Tamil literature.

        Please leave race out of this. Tamils and Sinhalese are absolutely the same race. The dispute is not about race, but about territory of nations. Even identical twins can found two highly differentiated nations, if an adequate number of generations pass.

        Read what is here, they are all from Tamil sources:
        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/References_for_Sinhala_-_Eelam_-_Ilam.png

        We can take one by one and discuss, if u like. No. 6 looks very interesting.

        No. 8 looks interesting too.
        ஈழம் = சிங்கள தேசம்
        LOL. So, much for Eelam.

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          Please read and educated yourself before coming to the facts.

          We had sinhalaya and tamils as well at the time colonial masters brought indian tamils to the country.

          We must not hang on with the kin dof lies – we wont succeed even if we would stay spreading lies further.

          Punchi, you should start thinking that we are all SRILNAKENS.. even if we are sinhalse, tamils, or any others.

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          Punchi, just ignore Sam. He lives in Germany and works as a (edited out by Edwin, hey, that sounds cool), and is being paid by the Tiger (not Tiger) Rump to make these comments. I will point out others. well not exactly others but about 7 in 1. (Edwin is watching a movie called ‘gifted’ about a 7year old girl who proves the Navier-Stokes theorem in hydraulics. Edwin says, if he can understand that proof, he will solve the flooding problem in SL. Fat chance!)

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            Buran Appu, Ergon, Edwin Rodrigo are all from Rajapakshe apologist/Padikama who is being open prisoned in Baharaine.

            This man Edwin always go after kakka bumps. He cant simply get on with civilized people, may well be, arabs may have abused him for such a long time.
            We perfectly know what Punchi has added is not the common feelings of the people in the country.
            Except Rajapakshe backlickers such as Edwin the red light roamer, all others will respect that we are all srilankens and we have no differences with minorities but with ultra extremists.
            Edwin, mind your own business man, we the CT readers that long to see peace for all, respecting all as srilankens would not respect you the kind of idiots.
            Get lost.
            I love all those that share their thougth to bring my wish into reality.
            We know that folks back in home country are blind folded by stupid extremists.
            But we will fight further for a country with permament peace and harmony for all.
            Hey guys, wish you all a happy long weekend ! With monday being a public holiday for us, I will be travelling (driving) to the Netherlands for the weekend (Amsterdam and Rotterdam for this time).
            Edwin, Buran Appu, Ergon, we know you are no easy guy, but to you too, have a great weekend with your numerous girl friends bb.

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            Buran,

            have you informed. I am not into Tiger or any other rumps.

            We are just human beings with hearts to all. Unlike you the kind of idiots brought up by various life style, we would not treat minorities the way you have been upto. What matters for me if he or she a good educated, manner person. Let buddhas teachings guide us all to peace and harmony.

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      Punchi——————- Man/Woman/It………I envy your typing. ———-“Mr. Sivakumaran, please understand that the Sinhalese do not hate the Tamils,”—————— Indeed Sinhalese are too stupid to hate their equally stupid Tamil brethren. —However the Tamils are grateful to their Sinhalese brethren for their periodically and overtly expressed love say in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1977, 1981, 1983 to 2015, ……. ————————————————————————————“Can someone explain how history can be updated?” —————I am bit concerned about you for there is no way one can upgrade your system. You keep playing the old record. There is one remedy available though, a head transplant which a team of Chinese surgeons believe is possible. ———-World’s first human head transplant to take place 2017, Posted: Mar 26, 2017 06:27 PM CDT, ——http://www.easttexasmatters.com————Excerpt: ———CBS News – The world’s first human head transplant is set to take place this year. Italian neuroscientist Dr. Sergio Canavero announced the plans in 2013 and has since then recruited a Chinese surgeon to help him. —————————————————
      ————————————————————————————————————————- You can be the first one to have head transplanted. Please contact Dr. Sergio Canavero. Your ancestors were the first to experiment with beauty and and beast genetic modification. Why not head transplant?

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        No need to take Punchi serious, not just his name, but also his head should be even more punchi (=little).

        They just drop their thoughts, wihtout knowing what they are talking about.

        Unfortunately, the masses living in the country regardless of the race belong to the category of Punchi. That is the saddest reality.

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      Dear Punch— Ineversaid that the Sinhalese hate Thamilpeople.On the contrary.except fora few people who try to spread hatred towards the Thamils,a vastmajorityof theSinhala people are lovable people. They are notinsular or parochuial. As for your othersayings ,I am not competent to comment as I am not a historian but a student of history and literature and th earts. Scientific understanding and acceptance of what might have beenthe past is desirable than gettingourselves involvedinsheer emotionalism, I grant that most of the Thamils andSinhalese are tooemotional.That has become partoftheir respective cultures.

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    Any homeland without the likes of you in it.

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      Medalankara de Choppe ————–Whom did you aim your typing at?

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    “How Many Homelands Do The Jaffna Tamils Need”? In my opinion there is no need for any Homelands based on ethnicity. Soon things will settle down and the Sinhalese and Tamils wil be able to live in one common homeland, just the way that high and low castes live together now. However, once Europe completes its sinking taking Germany with it, the Toilettenreiniger group will return back deserting once more. for them we have to provide a homeland because the neither the Sinhalese nor the Tamils are going to trust them. Once a traitor always a traitor.

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      Edwin Rodrgo: Zoophilia ————” In my opinion there is no need for any Homelands based on ethnicity.” ——————–Good point, however you don’t mind the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist noisy minority converting this island into Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist Ghetto?

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        Having got a taste for Zoophilia, I want all to be converted to kalaveddahs.

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    Let me answer the question “How many homelands do the Tamils want”. Tamils want only one traditional homeland and. It is the North-East of SL

    It is their historical and legitimate right. It will happen even if the Sinhalese do not like it.

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