15 November, 2018

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I Am No Traitor And Will Not Allow Federalism, Says Sirisena

“I did not become the president to betray the jathiya and I am not ready to give in to the federal demand or devolve power in any way that might result in a fracture of the country” President Maithripala Sirisena told a gathering of Sri Lankans yesterday in Seoul, South Korea on the sidelines of an official visit to that country, President’s Media Unit said.

Maithripala

The word he used was ‘Jathiya’ and it is not clear if he was referring to ‘Sri Lankans’ or ‘Sinhalese’.

Sirisena said that historical mistakes should be corrected and that he was elected president to do this. He pointed out that in close to 70 years since Sri Lanka got Independence, successive governments neglected ‘the north’. He said that the majority of ministers in all post-independence Cabinets were from the Western Province and that there were no more than three from the Northern Province. Sirisena attributed the demand for separation (by Tamil nationalists) to this anomaly.

The President spoke at length about the government’s achievements and criticized unnamed opponents for misreading and misrepresenting the government’s foreign policy, in particular the UNHRC resolution co-sponsored with the USA.

“There won’t be electric chairs, international war crimes tribunals or foreign judges. That book is closed. They still bring up issues that we have already brought to a close,” Sirisena said.

“I did not obtain power to weaken the security forces or national security; my first priority was to win back the international community, which I did,” he claimed.

He also said that the government is committed to build solidarity and peace through a reconciliation programme while carrying out massive development.

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    was nehru a traitor?Was mahathir a traitor? Was jinnah traitor?

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      Shankar

      Learn, what’s valid 2 India & Pakistan isn’t valid 2 SL

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        Do not take much notice of what MS is uttering. He is in a confused state and is coming out to please the Sinhala gallery. What does he know about federalism to give his two cents worth. He is suffering from paranoid state on the belief that all around him are trying to harm him. MS was never a leader in his life time which is being glaringly exposed. There is allegations against him of demanding a bribe from an Australian firm in 2011 when he was a minister in MR cabinet for granting the contract for a sewage project. Also he was acting defence minister during the last two weeks of war and has command responsibility for war crimes that were committed during that period. He thinks his position is safe by bum sucking MR.

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        dear revolutionist

        why are you silent about mahathir?I’am an avid fan of the malaysian federal system and mahathir bhoomiputra policy of uplifting malays who can’t compete with the genetically superior chinese.

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      Yes, in a different perspective Nehru was a traitor, contributed 4 disintegration of India. Jinnah grabbed a peace & left, @ least traitor 4 India.

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        Real Fake Revolutionist

        Jinnah grabbed too much eventually Pakistan was forced to let go. What a pathetic analogy.

        If you take Kashmir and Islam out of Pakistan’s political narrative the country will collapse over night.

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        Real Revolutionist. The creation of Pakistan was a plot that was hatched by the USA and imperial Britain , as they thought this newly created Pakistan will be a western ally and a bulwark against Soviet expansion into the Indian ocean , as they thought then Independent and left leaning India will not be their ally. Jinna would have got his Pakistan , whatever Nehru or Gandhi stated or did. They put Jinnah up to it and had even drawn the Map of future Pakistan and were going to give large chunks of Hindu majority to lands to Islamic Pakistan, just like the Sinhalese led Sri Lankan government and certain foreign governments are trying to hand over large chunks of Tamil Hindu lands to the immigrant refugee migrants in the east, who only arrived in the east a few centuries ago. Lord Mountbatten realised this to late that this was a setup and he was taken for a ride . Finally all what the west calculated has now failed. India is their ally and Pakistan is a Islamic terrorist haven and a threat to the west and its break former east Pakistan now Bangladesh is another basket case that is fast becoming another Islamic terror haven. If the east is stolen from its real owners the Eelam Tamils and given to the recently migrated Dravidian Tamil Muslims , fast becoming Arabised , it will end the same way as Pakistan and Bangladesh. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states and Pakistan will see to this.

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          Sorry large chunks of Tamil Hindu land in the east to immigrant Muslim refugee migrants

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        It is frightening to read the comments of some, who cannot differentiate between a patriot and a traitor. Sadly, this country is getting over-crowded with such men and women who display acute signs of the need for urgent religious and racial “rehabilitation”.

        Unfortunately our sleeping rulers well fortified by their concrete walls and far removed from reality on the street, will or cannot see this plain writing on the wall.

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          J&F
          “….race and religious rehabilitation”?
          No way horsay in thrice blessed isle of opium saturated SL

    • 20
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      Then that is to be meant those who practise federalism to be traitors ?

      1) Switzerland
      2) Germany

      And all other countries the like minded models have been successful – are all according to Mr MS should be traitors ?

      • 1
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        So, does that mean it will work on Sri Lanka also?

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          Hi Shenal/Shenali. How all the relatives in South India?

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            Don’t know as I have no interest in South India.

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              Shenali that is because your ancestors were kicked out from South India like Bhikkhu Mahanama and you are carrying that hatred. If you have no interest in South India, please give up the dress, food and customs shamelessly copied.

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                Her Karawa ancestors were not kicked out but imported into the island as slave/indentured labour by the colonial Portuguese and Dutch and were forced to assimilate as Sinhalese. Just like the ancestors of the 50-60% of the present day Sinhalese. This is why she and many of the Karawa/Salagama .Durawa are so better against the indigenous Tamils from the north and east or even the Indian origin estate Tamils, as they have retained their Tamil identity, whereas their ancestors were forced to assimilate and now they want us also to assimilate.

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                Dr. Gnana,

                What is this? No one kicked my ancestors from India. Even if they did it was their failing not mine as now I am able to live in a beautiful land full of well educated nice people who follows equally wonderful religion. I am happy that my ancestors were able to come to this island and settle down. At least, my ancestors had the decency to recognize the native Sinhala population and assimilate well into their society. Unlike the Sri Lanka Tamils who are delusioned by ground breaking myth and refusing to assimilate into the main stream Sri Lankan society as a whole.

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                  Shenali, the original people of Srilanka are Veddhas. Did you recognise them and assimilate into their society. Geological, Archaeological, Linguistic and Genetic factors prove that the first immigrants were Tamils. There was no Sinhala ethnic group more than 2000 years ago. Therefore you are the ones who do not have the decency to recognise the native Tamil population and assimilate well into their society. Instead your ancestors created a separate identity and are disillusioned by myths and lies. If those historically recorded kallathonis did not land in Srilanka there would have been peace.

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                    aney for the nth time can you give those proofs? The name Tamil is a very recent one and Tamils dont have a culture but simply copied from rest of indian ethnicities. But Sinhalese developed their own civilisation in SL, they evolved here.

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                      Find out the decision of international linguists as to which is the oldest language in the world. Find out which is the oldest civilisation in the world and who are the heirs to this. After that it is better if you commit suicide. Are you joking when you say Sinhalese developed their own civilisation and not copying from others. Sinhala language is derived primarily from Tamil with Sanskrit and Pali input. Sinhala script is not original but copied from Malayalam. Sinhala Music is not original but Hindustani. Kandyan dance resembles Kathakali and low country dance is a mixture of various North Indian dances. Only Sinhala original food are Kola Kenda, Asmi, Ambul Thiyal and Konde Kevum, which have no culinary value. Low country Sinhala dress resemble Mundu dress of Malayalees. Saree is a Dravidian dress which Sinhalese have modified. Sinhala national dress for men is a copy of Tamil dress. Building of lakes by damning of rivers is copied from Tamil Nadu. So where is this talk of indigenous development of Sinhala culture, customs and language.

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                  Vast difference The Sri Lankan Tamils are an indigenous population native to the north and east of the island, where they had lived for thousands of years and ruled their land , just like the Sinhalese in the south did, until European colonisation. Whereas your ancestors and the ancestors of around 50% of the present day so called Sinhalese, were low caste Tamil South Indian imports who were imported as indentured or slave labour by the Portuguese and Dutch and settled in the south of the island, with hardly any rights, therefore forced to assimilate as Sinhalese to survive. They would not have even known that a native Tamil population was living a few hundred miles to the north and east. It is due to these recently Sinhalised low caste Indian Tamil imports, that the Sinhalese became a huge majority in the island, as they doubled their population. To this add the so called Sinhalese ruling/upper castes/classes Kandyan and low country, all Tamil speaking South Indian imports again, who decided to take on a Sinhalese identity, in order to safeguard their vast landholdings and wealth, when they realised that they cannot fall back on their South Indian homeland, for anything due to European colonial rule. The ruling Norman French adopted the same tactic in England and Wales.

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              Oh no ! Your cousins in South India have heard, that you write wonderful fairy tales in a site called Lankaweb , where it is avidly read by an adoring fan base who are also their cousins. All in the family. They are wondering if you will translate your fairy tales in Tamil and publish them in some South Indian magazine. Poor things they do not realize that Gothic fairy tales that you spin to your ardent moronic Lankaweb fans is full of hate against them ( the Tamils).

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                why have they stopped reading authentic tales like Jesus spoke Tamil in the cross?

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          Shenali

          In the absence of people with creative ideas and intellectually honest thinkers then of course you may have to copy whatever is tried and tested elsewhere. Have you heard of “Win Win Situation”? Haven’t you copied almost 99.999999999% of Indian civilisation including, technology, religion, fashion, language, religion, music, national anthem, food, fashion, deities, police brutality, corruption, war crimes, …………… and enjoy political, diplomatic, at time physical, ….. protection why not the rest?

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            We should copy atleast something worthwhile. Not worthless pieces of garbage just because they are from the White man’s land.

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            This lunatic who suffers from inferiority complex akin to what GG Ponna had do not understand when civilizations evolve and associate each other, civilizations influence each other.
            Sinhalese are vastly different from their attitudes. We have a very happy go lucky and liberal attitude which is different from others. Tamils generally think they are superior to others and abhor any different culture. So whenever any immigrant comes to SL we make these people our own. We share their culture as well. It is how normal liberal societies evolve as opposed to the tribal racist Tamils

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              …”tribal racist Tamils”?

              or is it Tribal, Racist, Castist Tamils?

              Are the others are also Tribal, Racist, Castist, Sinhala?

              Is it a matter of degree only?

              One thing they do have in common is that they all are Paras, Para-Tamils, Para-Sinhala etc. in the Land of native Veddah Aethho.

              Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

              https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

              Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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          shenal

          especially in sri lanka cos the country is full of idiots and country bumpkins.Other than a brain transplant i can’t think of anything else other than to transplant some good systems that countries with intelligent people have adopted, into our modaya country and then hope for the best that even without the required IQ ,country can become a part the developed world such as switzerland and germany one day.

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            shankar

            Actually transplanting brain or head is a good idea, however being Lankies their body would reject any good replacement, especially new functioning brain, head, clever artificial intelligence and interface, ………………….

            Its like Dr Strangelove’s hand lankys’ stupidity pop up all the time.

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      If India is so good for Tamils, why not 3 million Tamils in SL go to TN and join 75 million Tamils in India?

      Then everyone will be happy. No war. No ethnic problem. No discrimination. No human rights violation. No riots.

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        Yes the Sinhalese can also join them , as the vast majority of the Sinhalese are descended from immigrants from Tamil Nadu. Even according to your Mahvamsa fable from the very inception were half Tamil and this Tamil percentage increased over the years due to invasions and migrations from the Tamil country in India. Every one will be happy as we all return to the bosom of Mother Tamil Nadu.

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          By the time Sinhalese left India there was NOTHING called Tamil existed. What was there were some violent competing dynasties. When was the first time the word ‘Tamil’ appears?

          We do not give rat’s a$$ whether we came from TN or North India, we are a people who evolved in this island to create a unique ethnic conciousness. We have long long severed our relationship with India. We dont care for that place. It is here our place, our homeland and the place we care. It is OUR LEGITIMATE RIGHT

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          Then give one third of TN for us

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          Dear ThanthaiChelva and Rohan,

          Yes, the solution is to send the Para-Tamils and Para-Sinhala, back to their Homeland, South India, join their cousins, and leave the Land of Native Veddah Aethho(Aetto), to the Vedda Aethho.

          https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

          Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: Their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

          https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258335458_Mitochondrial_DNA_history_of_Sri_Lankan_ethnic_people_Their_relations_within_the_island_and_with_the_Indian_subcontinental_populations

          Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka

          Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: Their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations (PDF Download Available). Available from:

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        You are a [Edited out] retarded. Why would Tamils go to India. Just because those people in India speak Tamil that doesn’t mean Tamils in Sri Lanka is part of them. Tamils in north and east leaving in Sri Lanka since the beginning of civiliazation. I think the Sinhalese who came from the northern Indian should join the Indians. We will have our freedom and live peacefully in Eelam. Racist Sri Lanka’s think Tamils will be happy as long as they leave the island. Would you join Myanmar just because those people are share same religion as the Sinhalese?

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        ThanthaiChelva:

        Don’t be a silly donkey. Going by your argument, if Sri Lanka is so good, all Sinhalese who left the shores of the country should return to their motherland. Can you make them do that? In fact, I have abetter idea, due to the crowded Tamilnadu and the fact that this is the beloved Buddha country, may be 20% of the Tamils in Tamilnadu croos over to Sri Lanka? How about that?

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          Most of the present day Sinhalese are not from North India but from recent migrants from Tamil Nadu and Kerala( recently Tamil) . The rest a mixture of Yakka and ancient/medieval immigrants from Bengal/Orissa and Tamil Nadu. This means 70% of the Sinhalese should be deported to Tamil Nadu/Kerala and the rest of the Yakka should be made to do menial work. Just like in ancient times when these lowly converted Buddhist Yakka were ruled by local or South Indian origin Tamil speaking overlords and aristocracy .

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            It doesn’t matter where they came from. That is not the point.

            It is for Tamils’ own safety and dignity. Ever heard about dignity and self respect?

            If Tamils like to be lied to, fooled, cheated, killed, abused, robbed, etc., etc. Srilanka is the place to be! Isn’t that true?

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        Dear Thanthai Chelva,

        Tamils cannot go to Tamil Nadu. Tamil brethren in Tamil Nadu consider Lankan Tamils to be low caste. TN still has caste discrimination. Have you seen a TN birth certificate? You have to specify your caste. If you state a high caste and others don’t agree with you then you face violence (possibly death).

        Tamils are foolish. They always make wrong political choices. Sirisena was elected by Tamils! Even Chandrikka was elected by Tamils but she killed many Tamils in war.

        Where is the federal solution he promised?
        Where is punishment for war criminals?
        Where is punishment for killing TNA MPs?
        Where is justice for Tamils?

        Foolish Tamils beg water from sun! I agree. Tamils have been begging federal since 1947. Now 70 years and Tamils keep begging. Well, Tamils will keep begging until cows come home.

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          Specifying caste is not only in Tamil Nadu but in all Indian state
          There is far less caste discrimination in Tamil Nadu. thanks to the Dravidian parties, compared to the North Indian states , especially the Hindi belt. This is also one of the reasons there is a huge Muslim population in this region, around 20% . Caste discrimination and Mughal rule. The same happened in the neighbouring Kerala state which was a caste hell hole resulting in a 30% Muslim population and around 20% Christian. Until the 1930s , the immigrant upper caste Namboothiri Brahmin , who together with their British allies were instrumental in destroying the native Tamil Malayalama language, was able to enter any Nair household or even other caste homes and have sexual relations with any woman he wanted, even if the woman was married. The husband father or brother could not say anything. In fact they thought this abomination was a gift from god. Old lecherous men were raping young girls as young as 13. This even extended to the royal families. This practice was called Samabandham and was only outlawed in the 1930s. The children of these unions were legitimate and belonged to the mother’s family. This how the Nairs over generations became white/light skinned, as their women were constantly having sex with these lecherous Namboothiri Brahmins. Kerala was a caste hellhole resulting in large scale conversion to Islam and Christianity. Sri Lankan Tamils largely belong to the upper and middle castes, whereas the low backward caste population amongst Indian Tamils are in the majority. It is also the same in the Hindi belt and most Indian states. Caste discrimination has never been cruel in Sri Lankan Tamil areas. Get your facts correct.

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        ThanthaiChelva

        In fact India has been very good for Sinhalese, however Hindia has been very very very good for Sinhala/Buddhists over the years .

        Why not you go back to your ancestral homeland, Tamil Nadu? The violations, riots will stop the moment you step out of this island. When you go take your fellow racists Hela, soma, Dayan, Wimal, ………………. with you.

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        How come the pseudonym Thanthai Chelva is good for you?

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      President Sirisena,

      You are not a traitor and you do not know Fedaralism is, a s you are clueless, a characteristic of the Para-Sinhala, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      So, what is your solution? Just mark time?

      Only Mahinda Rajapaksa may call you a “traitor”, because you ate his hoppers and stabbed him in the back for a very good reason, We all thank you for that,because we don’t care for MaRa, the crook.

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      If anyone would not agree with Federalism or the like models .. they have to come with theiir alternative proposals …

      Just adding two cts worth of the kind can only mislead masses.

      These have been nature of lanken or developing country leaders.
      Ours have been the worst sofar.

      I think People have lost their hopes to day, I really ont htink people would choose any of you both, I mean neither Rajapakshe nor Sirisena.

      THey will like to see it happening the way France made it. A civil society leader to be the next president.
      Basta.

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      “I did not become the president to betray the jathiya and I am not ready to give in to the federal demand or devolve power in any way that might result in a fracture of the country”

      Dear Mr President Maithripala Sirisena when you use the word “Jathiya”(race) you automatically become a racist and have marginalized a significant potion of Sri Lankan citizens!

      You are a representative of all Sri Lankans so please choose your words carefully in future.

      I believe the objective is to make all Sri Lankans feel welcome and have them treated as equal citizens of this country.

      These little careless mistakes can make an existing problem worse and instead of defusing racial divisions and replaces them with one that celebrates diversity and unites us as a multicultural multiethnic Sri Lanka.

      If we as a nation do so we might not have people asking for any federal system.

      We expect higher standards from you in the future.

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    Well said sir,

    hope it’s not because of elections.

    Tell those who want federalism 2 go & live in those countries. we don’t want federalism, we don’t want forcefully given PCs .

    Merge PCs on non-racial basis to make just 3 or 4 PCs with a view to abolish them altogether in the future

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      RR

      Yes Sir! Yes Sir! Well said Sir. [Edited out]
      What the hell did he say? He said without hesitation that he is a tribalist “Jathiya” should disqualify him as a President of a democracy.

      Just accepted the recommendations of the review committee at the UN.

      Federalism is suggested by the working committee created by him.

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    Sinhala and Sinhale are in our day to day language. Because the Name was changed to Sri lanka in 1948, does CT wants us Sinhala people to change their vocabulary because that makes Monorities upset ?

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      Sinhale is derived from the ancient Tamil word Chingkalam meaning the land of red /copper or copper coloured and has nothing to do with a lion. Later when a new bastardised language started to evolve in the south of the island ; due to the large scale conversion to Buddhism in the south of the island. The Monks who wrote Mahavamsa Prakritised Tamil Chingkalam to Sinhale and created this Vijaya myth to justify it. A lion can never mate with a human and produce offspring. It is genetically impossible and absurd and the thought of this makes you sick. What sort of perverted mindset did this people have?

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        Land of red? Where is the red land? Tamilnadu has some reddish colour lands but not Sri Lanka. See, this is what happens when you lie through your teeth. The word Sinhala has two implications. One is that the name of four Helas. Hence, the name Siv-Hela then Seehala then Sinhala. The other is of course the land of Sinhalese. Sinhala – Le (Le implies the location or place). It has got nothing to do with reddish colour land.

        As you rightly said the monks who wrote Mahavansa got things mixed up and created a fairy tale which people like you still believes. That is Sinhalese came from India. Please stop believing this nonsense. Sinhalese originated in this island itself as an indigenous population. Tamils came from India and settled. Specifically after the 17th century in Jaffna peninsula under the Dutch patronage.

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          Dear Shenal,

          “Sinhalese originated in this island itself as an indigenous population”- Incorrect!

          Amarasiri respectfully DISAGREES with the above statement, because the historical, scientific i.e. human genetics data, conclusively confirms that the Sinhala, Tamils and other offspring such as Muslims originated from India, mostly South India, then East India and West India, and that they All are Paradeshis, Paras, Foreigners, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

          Remember, the Greeks and the Catholic Church, finally accepted, based on the data, that the Earth spins on its own axis and orbits the Sun. You better accept that, despite the Sun rising from the East, and the lies and imaginations in the Mahawamsa. Why not get your DNA and genetics tested to confirm or discredit your South Indian origins and genetics.

          Repeating a lies, non-facts, over the centuries, like the Greeks, the Catholic Church or the Mahawamsa, do not make the lies true. Only data and observations, the scientific method, will sort out the truth from the lie. .

          https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

          Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: Their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

          https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258335458_Mitochondrial_DNA_history_of_Sri_Lankan_ethnic_people_Their_relations_within_the_island_and_with_the_Indian_subcontinental_populations

          • Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36 (2014)
          • Lanka Ranaweera
          • , Supannee Kaewsutthi
          • , Aung Win Tun
          • , Hathaichanoke Boonyarit
          • , Samerchai Poolsuwan
          • & Patcharee Lertrit

          Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka

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            How are these historical, scientific and genetic data confirms that Sinhalese originated from India? Please explain in detail.

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              Dear Shenal,

              Amarasiri will give you several references, and if available, URL links.

              Ceylon: an account of the island, Volume 1

              Sir James Emerson Tennent
              Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860 – History

              What the references tell you need to be interpreted using the modern molecular biology and genetics data, that shows that ONLY the Native Veddha Aethho (Aetto) are natives in the land of native Beddha Aethho, and ALL others are Praradeshis, Paras, foreigners. Genetics data is most definitive. The bulk of the Para-Sinhala, just like the Para-Tamils are from South India. Any subsequent beliefs , such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity or Islam, do not change this fact, just the same way whatever the Greeks or the Church believed in the Geocentric, Earth centric Solar System model.

              A rational person, a person with common senses, must accept the truth, if supported by observation and repeatable confirmed data, however bitter it may be to their beliefs, myths or hypothesis.

              https://books.google.com/books/about/Ceylon.html?id=1ptHAAAAMAAJ

              Singhalese

              https://books.google.com/books?id=1ptHAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA327&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

              Mahawamso

              https://books.google.com/books?id=1ptHAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA314&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

              Mahawamsa –An Insult o the Buddha
              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

              Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: Their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

              https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258335458_Mitochondrial_DNA_history_of_Sri_Lankan_ethnic_people_Their_relations_within_the_island_and_with_the_Indian_subcontinental_populations

              Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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              Shenali, if you are honest, please get your DNA tested and published. You will find that you are genetically connected more to Tamils in Tamil Nadu than Tamils in Srilanka and not connected at all to Veddhas, the indigenous people. In the two genetic studies on people of Srilanka carried by Sinhala scholars, it was found that the core genetic material of Sinhalese is south Indian with 26% Bengali and 6% Veddha with no Aryan genetic markers. Sinhala dress and food habits are similar to Keralites. and Sinhala script resembles Malayalam.Most of the Sinhala words are derived from Tamil with Sanskrit and Pali input. You are unable to accept this because of your bigoted mind about your origin.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

                ” Shinali, …………You are unable to accept this because of your bigoted mind about your origin”

                This is a general phenomena.

                1. Para-Sinhala do not want to accept the fact, based on scientifically confirmed data and observations, that they they are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

                2. The ignorant do not want to accept the fact, based on scientifically confirmed data and observations, that the Earth spins on its own axis and orbits the Sun, and still believes that the Sun goes around the Earth, like 25% Americans, 33% of Europeans and 50% of Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

                https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

                3. . The ignorant Abrahamic religion believers do not want to accept the fact, based on scientifically confirmed data and observations, that they evolved by evolution.

                4. Add your own examples….

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          Shenali, you are ignorant about lands with reddish soil in Jaffna peninsular, the area bounded by Ambanai through Tellipalai to Achuveli to the north, Kopai to Urumpirai to the east, Kondavil and Kokkuvil to the south and Alaveddi through Chunnakam to Inuvil in the west. This is a highly fertile area, most of which are deliberately retained by Army to settle Sinhalese in the future.

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            Well that is no reason to called the entire island “The reddish soil land”. Only a retard can name something like that.

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              There is lots of reddish soil not only in the Jaffna district but throughout the entire island. You just cannot admit to the truth. Racist to the core. The irony is most of the ardent anti Tamils amongst the Sinhalese both low and high born , all have a very recent Tamil origin. You. Muthukarrupan Buruwansa, Nalin. SWRD, JR, Sirimavo. the list goes on.

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          Elu and the Vedda dialect are the native languages. The Vedda dialect, was identical to Elu which was the spoken dialect ancient Sri Lanka and a semi Tamil language. As to the grammatical structure it is essentially simple and Dravidian. The Vedda dialect as well as old Sinhalese ( Hela) approaches far closer to Tamil, than modern Sinhalese in pronunciation. Elu+ Prakrit= Hela( old Sinhalese ) . There is no recorded history anywhere of Sinhalese leaving on mass the north and east and moving to the south and Tamis from South India moving and occupying these lands. On the contrary there are records of Tamils living in the southern parts of the island from ancient times. Just like the 2300 year old Tamil Brahmi inscription found in the deep south. If you ask the present day Sinhalese living in the north or east, they will always state their Vasagama( ancestral homeland) is in the south. Never the north and east. As they are recent state settled illegal immigrants. Even your Mahavamsa fable constantly refers to the Tamil lands in the north and east of the island. It is not the ancestors of Sri Lankan Tamils but the ancestors of most of the present day Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Muslims who are recent migrants from South India. Just like you Karawa ancestors. This is why the Sinhalese now share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils and the Sri Lankan Tamils only 17%. You keep on lying but DNA will never lie. Sri Lankan Tamils and the original Sinhalese share a 55% DNA as they are basically descended from the same people. The former from the largely elite Naga and latter from the peasant Yakka. Even the so called North Indian input is marginally higher amongst the Sri Lankan Tamils 30% compared to the 25% for the Sinhalese. Proving migration from North India, never created the Sinhalese.

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            I don’t know how Veddha language is similar to the Tamil language. Hope you would draw parallels between the two. The Mahavansa clearly states that Sinhalese migrated enmass to the South after the Kalinga invasion. This fact is also reinforced by later archaelogical finds. No one can deny that fact. It is this reason which made the isolation of Jaffna peninsula from the rest of the country.

            It is not important that who migrated from where. But the important fact is that Sinhalese people originated in this small island. Can you deny that? Tamils on the other hand cannot say the same as they are no different to the Tamils who lives in Tamilnadu. This is a crucial fact to denote the recent arrival of Tamils to the Jaffna peninsula then to the Wanni region and then to the East coast. If Tamils lived in this island for more than 1000s of years, they should have developed their own civilization independent from Tamilnadu.

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              Shenali the stupid sach nuisance

              “I don’t know how Veddha language is similar to the Tamil Language.”

              In fact type everything you know it won’t take more than two sentences.

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            Real Siva Shankaran Sharma,

            (276 Words)

            Part 1: Who are the Native Veddah Aethho, Nagas, Yakkas, Sinhala, Sri Lankan Tamils and the Bengali-Kalingas?

            Thanks. Your narrative and arguments make sense, because it is generally supported by the geological, historical, linguistic and DNA, genetic studies.
            Amarasiri’s understanding and interpretation is as given below.

            1. The Native Veddah Aethho (Aetto) walked to claim the Land, called the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, between 8,000 and 30,000 years ago, when the sea levels were low during the last ice age, and they were travelers through India. They have a different genetic markers compared to the others, the Paras, in the Land. All others are referred to as Paras, because they came AFTER the Aethho, and came illegally, weather by walking, wading through the water or by boats.

            2. The question of the ORIGIN of NAGAS, cobra worshippers, who were mostly in the North and the YAKKAS, the devil worshippers, who were in the other parts of the Land, can be ascertained, ASSUMING THAT they came from South India, AFTER THE VEDDAH AETHHO, and comprised the “Natives” at the time of the arrival of the Bengali-Kalingas.

            This ASSUMPTION IS CORRECT, because, modern DNA-Genetic studies confirm that Sinhala and Sri Lankan Tamils are of the same generic stock, and resembles South Indians.

            https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

            Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

            The Veddah Tribe

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U&t=59s

            Tamil-speaking Veddas of Vaharai await war recovery support

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

            See Part 2,

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            Real Siva Shankaran Sharma,

            (292 words)

            Part 2: (Continued) Who are the Native Veddah Aethho, Nagas, Yakkas, Sinhala, Sri Lankan Tamils and the Bengali-Kalingas?

            3. The DNA and genetics od Native Veddah Aethho is different and distanced from that of Sinhala and Sri Lankan Tamils. Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

            4. The arrival of the Bengalis around 500 BC, brought with them agriculture and farming techniques. However, they were the overloads, and the kings had to come from the Bengali or Royal South Indian stock, as the Nagas and Yakkas were considered primitive.

            5. The arrival of the Bengalis, and the subjugation od the Nagas and Yakkas, further pushed the Naïve Veddah Aethho into remote areas, and lived in isolation, with very little mixing with the Nagas and the Yakkas.

            The alternative hypothesis is that the Nagas and Yakkas are in fact Native Veddah Aethho, who were decimated by the Bengali invaders just like the Spanish did to the natives in the New World. It is the DNA Genetics data, that is definitive in answering this question.

            Please also see the references given under Dec 1, 2017under Dear Shenal, on this thread.

            It is the DNA-Generics, that definitely proved that Homo Sapiens with 46 chromosomes evolved from primates with 48 chromosomes. Similarly, Para-Sinhala and Para-Sri Lankan Tamils are of the same generic stocked South Indians, and South India is their homeland.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8FfMBYCkk&t=3s

            Dr. Ken Miller talks about the relationship between Homo sapiens and the other primates. Let’s talk about South Indians, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils, generically.

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        ancient tamil word chinkalam? Where was that ancient Tamil word mentioned idiot. And why did Ancient Tamils talk about chinkalam?

        As Tamil is a very poor and least developed langauge, you cannot pronounce a name properly. So Sinhala becomes Singala to you. That is the problem here.

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          sach

          The great Tamil poet Subbra mentions the word Cingalam in one of his body of work.

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          sach the stupid

          Some of you have evolved back into apes/monkeys who appear in these columns and elsewhere like the monkey that goes berserk with a razzor in its hands (Wandurata Deli Pihiya Dunna Wage), worse in your case a drunken monkey with a Piha Kaetta (billhook knife/dagger) of course made in the good old pattal-hatara.

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            why do you get hurt when I comment here? Whether it is evolved back or forward, it is in our OWN HOMELAND

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        Real Siva Sankaran,

        “It is genetically impossible and absurd and the thought of this makes you sick. What sort of perverted mindset did this people have?”

        Interesting comment and observation. When the IQs are low, it makes it easy.

        What about Academics? University Professors? Professor Ediriwera Sarathchandra, and Sinhabahu? It was a Drama Nadagama, a real Nadagama, for low IQs. Did the Prof. know about the low IQs of the masses?

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

        Gallena bindala

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la-YgCabVlA

        Sinhabahu (Sinha = Lion, Bahu = Hands) is a legendary king of ancient India, mentioned in Sri Lankan texts. He was father of Vijaya of Sri Lanka and king of Sinhapura. Son of Supadevi too. According to the Mahavamsa’s folklore (the chronicled history of Sri Lanka), Sinhabahu’s father was a lion and his mother a princess of Vanga Kingdom. His hands and feet were like a lion’s paws.

        When Sinhabahu was sixteen, he escaped with his mother and sister, Sinhasivali, and arrived in the capital of Vanga. He later killed his father for a reward and was offered the throne of Vanga.

        He refused the throne, instead founding the city of Sinhapura, in the country of Lála. He lived there with his sister Sinhasivali, whom he made his consort. They had thirty-two children, of whom Vijaya was the eldest and Sumitta the second.

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    You wont be a traitor to the Sinhala nation but you will be a Villon to the Tamil nation who elected you as president. If not for the Tamil votes, you will not be speaking from S.Korea.
    ” 70 years since Sri Lanka got independence , successive governments neglected North”. You too do not understand the demands the Tamils are asking for. They are not asking for separation but a federal form of Government where wherein each provinces could administer themselves thereby lessening the powers of the centre The Sinhala leaders always twist the demand of the Tamils for separation and the Sinhala people gulp it. I have not heard of one single Sinhala politician supporting the Federal policy.
    Will the Sinhalese for once give the presidency or the post of PM of Sri Lanka to a Tamil?

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      what is active in sri lanka, democracy or not ?. why tamils do not respect democracy ?

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        Dumbo Jimbo Shitty, we saw fantastic democracy through racial riots in the country before the creation of the LTTE and many other atrocities against the people of this country orchestrated by the govts., of SL.

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        Are you serious about saying that democracy is active in Srilanka. Democracy is far more than mere holding of elections time to time. It involves rule of law to live without fear, freedom of expression both verbal and writing, freedom of protecting their lands and culture without interference from the state. Do Tamils in Srilanka have these to say that democracy in Srilanka is flourishing. It is under democracy that Tamils were subjected to ethnic cleansing, it is under democracy that all discriminatory laws were enacted and discriminatory practices were enforced on Tamils, it is under democracy that violence were let loose on Tamils and Sinhala perpetrators of this violence were allowed to go free. When this is so, do you expect Tamils to respect the type of democracy that is found in Srilanka.

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      There is no Tamil nation.

      Tamil Nadu is part of India. They can never get independence.

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        Yes no Tamil nation but only Sinhalese garbage like you that is posting your anti Tamil vomit under a Tamil identity

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      This country is not a Sinhalese or Tamil nation…
      Stop seeing it that way and the root cause that led to the ethic conflict will no longer exist.

      1. Strength the rights of the individual citizen of Sri Lanka.

      2. The administration of the country should be changed to English with opportunities to engage the state in English, Sinhala or Tamil.
      (This will also help Sri Lanka relate to, interact and compete with the rest of the world) every citizen is free to practice and preserve their culture and speak their mother tongue with pride.

      3. All police stations in the country should be able to take complaints in all 3 languages. Giving the citizens the chance and freedom to use and communicate with the state in the language of their choice.

      4. No special place for Sinhalese, Tamils or Muslims or any Religion.
      All are equal citizens of Sri Lanka that enjoy the same rights and freedom in keeping with international law.

      5. Have more Tamil and Muslims in the police, army, navy, Air Force and in other government. Also have a good gender balance as well.

      6. The legal system is way below standard. It should be brought up to international standards. Ideally drawing inspiration from developed Europe countries.

      7. Lear to celebrate the diversity and multicultural Sri Lanka that is the Nations true identity. We have our differences but are all equally and respect each other and work and grow together taking our nation to new heights.

      8. No room for impunity and nepotism nominations of politicians, government jobs or to any critical post should be purely determined by the skill set and experience of the individual.

      If we can get onto this track we can show the world we are serious about reconciliation and building a united Sri Lanka that respects the rights of each and every individual and treats everyone as an equal we might not need a federal system.

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        Sunil
        Without bashing the Tamils no Sinhala dominated Sri Lankan government will survive in the long run. That’s the only option available for the SinhLese.
        They can survive only by badgering and-slowly keep culling the Tamils over time with the help of Muslims.
        Your pipe dream will not materialise ever.

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      If only a Tamil show that he is capable of running this country. So far no Tamil has shown that skills except for Mr. Kadiragamar.

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        That is why your hero assassinated him and we all know Sinhalese love Tamil traitors like Kadirkottai and Karuna Boman. Especially the recently Sinhalised immigrant South Indian variety like you.

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          Pandi Kutti – There is more evidence pointing to Kadir’s murder to the Rajapaksas than the LTTE. He was shot at close range with bullets fired from a pistol, not a sniper rifle. Also there was no cordon and search for 2 hours after the killing. I wonder why? Goat Parapaksa was a born killer. It was easy for the government to involve the LTTE in this particular incident. Now they have linked everything to the Tamil diaspora.

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        Shenali

        Even Kathir didn’t stand a chance leave alone others. Why was not he appointed as prime minister? Simply because no party in this island would dare appoint a Tamil/Muslim to a highest political office and confined to political wilderness forever.

        Please take a couple of weeks holiday from your hectic schedule in this forum repeatedly confirming your stupidity and paranoia.

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          That’s because he wasn’t the right man to lead the country in 2005. It has got nothing to do with his ethnicity.

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            OH dear, there never has been a right man among Tamils to lead the country, in the 70 odd years since Independence. Kindly confirm.

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            Shenali

            Why wasn’t he the right man to lead the country in 2005?

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        Uthungan, it is not a pipe dream it can become a reality if we want it to.

        Shenal,
        We need a human being to run this country regardless of him/her being Tamil, Sinhalese or Muslim.
        As long as they stop looking through the this narrow racial lense and focus on strengthening the rights of all Sri Lankan citizens and give no special preference for any race or religion.

        If we do so there will be no ethic conflict at all…

        Only then can we progress and become a developed nation that is an inspiration to the whole world.
        And become something that even the Buddha would be proud.

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          Except for Mr. Kadiragamar, no Tamil has shown any statesmanship towards running a country. If a Tamil needs to lead this country he or she must first shed their Tamil nationalist tendencies.

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            Shenali the stupid

            Could you give us some evidence of statesmanship of the following Sinhala/Buddhists:

            D S Senanayake
            Dudley Senanayake
            John Kotelawala
            S W R D Bandaranayake
            W Dahanayake
            Siri Mao Bandaranayake
            J R Jayawardane
            R Premadasa
            Dingiri Banda Wijetunghe
            Ranil Wickremasinghe
            Chandrika Kumaratunghe
            Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
            Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa (LLD)
            D M Jayaratne
            Maithiripala Sirisena
            Dr Mervyn Silva (PhD)

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              What are your definition of statesmanship? Let us first clarify that.

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                Shenal

                You typed ” Except for Mr. Kadiragamar no Tamil has shown any statesmanship towards running a country.”

                What exactly did you mean by statesmanship in your typing. Perhaps you don’t remember typing the word.

                By the way if you respect the person you would have typed his name correctly as “Kadirgamar”.

                You should avoid typing the things you have no knowledge of instead start reciting nursery rhymes.

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                  NV, according to Shenal, a statesman is a thug racist from the Sinhala race. NV, remember Shenal has his own dictionary. So his views and interpretations are quite different from you and others like me.

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                    Tamil from the north

                    The word/classification race has been losing currency for about 50 or so years. I thing we should avoid describing people by the old term race.

                    The reason we may have to challenge all stereo type bigots is that others who we consider closet “racist” hopefully will have the opportunity learn bit of humanism, facts, history, science, rationality, right and wrong, ……. compassion, ………………..

                    You should continue to challenge all stereo type assumptions, ignorance, lies, ……………………. in order to educate others.

                    I also enjoy reading the most stupid typing by Eagle Blind Eye, sach, Champa, Nuisance, Shanali, Johnny Baby, somass, Jim softy the dimwit, KASmaalam KA Sumanasekere (is missing for a couple of weeks), Hela ….. and others and the full length typing of HLD M, Rajeewa, Bandu de Silva, Irathinavalli, …………..

                    When you have people like the above you do not need enemies.

                    These are the people who form part of the stupid noisy minority Sinhala/Buddhist racist support group.

                    Any sane minded person will laugh at their stupidity and tend to dismiss them being ignorant. The danger is their constant articulation of racism/fascism leads to the loss of many lives, destruction of property and businesses, library, ……………..

                    Sinhalese/Tamils/Muslims tend to blame the persons who commit actual crimes but they ignore these noisy racists/fascist minority who instigate/motivate/celebrate/glorify/justify….. crimes against the whole country either by state or a group/gang particularly against hapless minorities.

                    Our readership while telling them to their face should endeavour to make it funny and educational so that others who read these comments would benefit.
                    I make my comment rude because I am bit thick.

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        Shenali, I am capable of running the country. Before I take over all Sinhala policemen and security personnel have to be disarmed and UN peace keeping force brought down and deployed to maintain law and order. All Sinhala raist judges will be sacked and replaced by internationally reputed judges. Firstly you have to arrest all Sinhala extremists and secondly all fraudsters both within the public service as well as others. If the jails in Srilanka is not enough send them to Andaman Island and kept under guard by Tamil jailors. I successfully controlled Sinhala racists in the UK, and I know how to rein them in Srilanka. All racist laws and practices will be eliminated and injustices done to Tamils since independence will be corrected. I will ensure safety and dignity to all and equal opportunity in education, employment and economic development. This way I will turn Srilanka into a Singapore. If you are genuine about it, I should be given a chance.

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          What you saying has some arpathaid outlook. What racist laws and practices would you repel if you were ever to come into power?

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            Shenali, first learn to spell the word Apartheid correctly. It is a word in Afrikans which means separateness derived from Dutch (apart=separate + heid=hood), So what I am proposing is not that. I will enumerate what I will repel:

            1. Language – In Singapore constitution Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English are equal official languages, and they are enforcing it totally. In Srilanka the official language as per 1978 constitution is Sinhala and in 1987 Tamil was added to it only as an amendment, and this provision is also adhered to in the breach.
            2. Religion – India with a 84% Hindu population is a secular state, but Srilanka with only 70% Buddhist has declared it a state religion. Hinduism is the original religion of Srilanka and not Buddhism. There is no need to bring religion in.
            3. Education – Merit will be the only criteria for selection to universities and this media wise and area wise discrimination will be stopped. Each electoral district will have a super level school with all facilities and good students will get scholarships as well hostel accommodation in top schools.
            4. Employment – Merit will be the only criteria. No favouritism in recruitment or promotions in public service on ethnic lines as at present. All employees in the central government jobs must be competent in all three languages while those in the regional governments only the language of their choice.
            4. Unauthorised construction – All unauthorised buildings will be demolished including the mushrooming Buddhist temples.
            5. Appropriation of lands – All those occupying lands granted by government to alter the demographic pattern in each district will be evicted and resettled in lands of their original district. anyone occupying lands illegally whether it has been authorised subsequently due to political pressure will face the same.

            I can go on and on to completely change the system to bring about justice and equality. If you have any other areas to consider, please feel free to let me know.

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              Well thank you for the correction. Though, don’t bring examples of other countries here. Sri Lanka is not a city state like Singapore or a quasi-federation of several different states like India. Sri Lanka has a rich culture and tradition and don’t think to uproot them by introducing fancy ideologies.

              1) There is no problem in granting Tamil the official language states. English should also be made a National language and the practice of English should be encourage through out the island.

              2) Please remember that Buddhism has a special place in Sri Lankan culture and there are age old tradition entwined with it. Buddhism should be given the foremost place at least on a constitutional clause. Sri Lanka is a secular country in all forms even though the constitution says Buddhism must be given a foremost place.

              3) The whole education system must be overhauled and the monopoly of the state universities must be broken. It should be noted that more mundane regular field subjects like Engineering and Medicine should be proliferated either through government institutions or private institutions.

              4) It is unfair of you to request every government employee to learn Tamil. It is more suitable for the Tamil people to learn Sinhalese other than vise versa. Though the competency in Tamil must be encouraged among the civil servants and only the people who are capable of handling all three languages must be utilized in Tamil dominated areas.

              5) There are no occupied lands in Sri Lanka. Government is the sole owner of every land in Sri Lanka and government has a right to use what ever land they think is necessary to ensure public safety and well being. Land should not be used on ethnic basis.

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                Shenali the stupid

                5. Since you seem to cleverly think government has the right to destroy the livelihood and habitats for security reasons, the state also has paramount duty to replace what they have lost.

                I am told the security forces completely destroyed 700 houses in KKS area and occupied it for more than 32 years. The people, most were daily wage earners lost their houses, became internally displaced, lost their income, … dependent on the goodwill of their relatives and friends, …………………………… The debris/masonry were used to reclaim sea and built a luxury hotel there. The government refuses to pay compensation though the land have been returned to the owners.

                Actually this piece of news is not meant for you, sach, nuisance, somass, Hela, …………….. Jimmy, Eagle blind Eye, Johnny baby, ………………….

                You deserve a holiday from CT for at least two weeks.

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                  So they should be properly compensated for their trouble. This is not an issue to take pitch forks and torches. These issues can be settled amicably without any trouble. Why then make unnecessary issues out of it?

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                    Shenali the stupid

                    Stupid is as stupid types.

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                There are only three languages spoken in the island and the Sinhalese can jolly well learn Tamil as 40% of Sinhalese vocabulary is Tamil based and its grammar syntax lexicon and alphabet is pure Tamils. The state land belonging to each district or province belongs to the people of the district and province first and should be used for their benefit, not do deliberately change the demography of an area by the state. Moreover many of the confiscated lands do not belong to individuals and not to the state. The army has confiscated over 75000 acres of private Tamil lands in the north and east and many of them fertile lands and is refusing to had it back , despite promising India the West and the UN it will do so. You do not find the Indian government using the excuse of state land to settle millions of Hindi speakers in Tamil Nadu , West Bengal or Kerala of Swiss government setting German speaking Swiss in the French and Italian speaking areas. Only China does this in Tibet . Stop posting racist garbage. Land in the Tamil areas should be vested with the local provinces and be used for the good of the local population. Many Tamils in these areas are landless but land is being distributed to out of area Sinhalese, who have lots of land in their own district. Individuals within a country have right to move on their own accord but not the state to deliberately ethnically cleanse and change demography in Tamil areas.

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                  So it must be easy for to Tamils also to learn Sinhalese and Tamils will benefit from it vehemently more than Sinhalese. You have to remember that there are 7 provinces where the overwhelming majority is Sinhalese. Tamils are not confined to the 2 Tamil speaking provinces and they have to deal with the Sinhalese people ultimately. Learning Sinhala must be utterly important for them. It will create new opportunities for the Tamil people. They will no longer be confined to the North and East provinces there after.

                  If the government cannot release the 75000 acres of land, then the government must compensate for the damages. This is what we push the government to do rather than asking the military to vacate the land. Military is in there for a reason. It should not be foreshadowed by petty issues like who owns what.

                  Don’t talk about forced demographic changes without the State Tamil people. Were they settled on their own accord? What about the demographic balance of the Sinhalese people of the upcountry?

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                    Your suggestion is “Tamils better learn Sinhalese and move to South. Let the army to occupy the North East! “.

                    There is no Program against Tamils recently because there is no matured crops to harvest? is that why the encouragement to Tamils to learn Sinhala and move to the 7 Provinces where the Sinhala can be easily imposed. Is that what your Philosophy is ?

                    We have opposed the constitutional draft as the Sinhalese has the this mind and the idea under that draft is to make two largest army camps in the world. You can read it in the thread in CT.

                    When Ranil came to power this time, his proposal was to start a free trade with the Indian Southern provinces, because they are growing faster and needs more labour. This can be a better synergy for culturally and linguistically connected Ceylon than the North India. Please learn the world’s oldest and oldest classical Language and enjoy the greatest culture the that people showed to the world and reap the potential economic benefits. .

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                      Yeah what is wrong with Tamils moving South and learning Sinhalese. There lives will be better. You expect them to live on merger basis in arid Northern areas and continue to harbour the anti-Sinhala hatred altogether?

                      There is no imposition of Sinhala. If you live in a Sinhala land then you must learn the language. Otherwise how can you expect them to survive? Do Tamils continue to speak Tamil other than English in Aussi or England or in Canada? This is as simple as that.

                      I find your argument of Tamilnadu requires more labour because they are grow pretty fast, very hilarious. Tamilnadu alone home to 80 million people altogether. Do you think they need labour force from a country whose entire population is just 20 million? The real situation is other way around. Indian people are willing to move down to Sri Lanka for a better paying jobs.

                      I don’t believe your claim that Tamil is the world’s oldest classical language. This shows your ignorance and apartheid racism towards the others.

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                      Shenali

                      I suggest you pull your head once in a while from where it is now to see, read, learn, grasp, ……………….. what is happening around the world.
                      Is HLD M sitting on your head?
                      I am beginning to understand how the myth that ostriches bury their heads to avoid predators originated, a Sinhala/Buddhist racist hiding from himself/herself.

                      The public racist Champika Ranawake claims Sinhala language is the oldest language of the universe and his Sinhala Buddhist ancestors discovered Zero before Buddha was born.

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                    Shenali

                    Why should the Tamils about 85 million save Sinhala language from extinction. The noisy Sinhala/Buddhist noisy fascist minority believe they are a mighty people hence let the fascists save Sinhala language by themselves without forcing the Tamils to save it for them.

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                “There is no problem in granting Tamil the official language states. “

                Shenal,

                Thanks for the generous Ladyship response of allowing us to us to use our language for our day to day business. Unfortunately, I don’t think that you have that authority tell us where we can use our language and where we cannot. Because some countries want the Lankawe ports to their future fights and your government people are selling those and getting commission, we need not to be surrendered to you. Our status is recognized as “self-determinable” by UN. We need to have implemented that. You have great culture of hiding the criminals under the haystack. You may not like others referring the political structures outside your cocoon. That is not our problem. The government’s’ war criminals must face ICC. That is the world order. Whether you like the world or not, whether your great culture or not, the 42 criminals accused in the original OICL report, which the American Ex. State Secretary Suppressed, must come out of Lankawe and face war crime investigation. Otherwise the countries subscribing to the Universal Jurisdiction have to search for them through INTERPOL and bring them out. Without delay, UN has to send the Peacekeepers to protect the Tamils from the 150,000 rapist army who is White Vanning the youths, if they are not cooperating with to drug smugglings, on a daily basis. We cannot accept the great culture of guard of Land using kids for their smuggling destroying their education and future. As you want the Sinhalese not to rest until the Sinhala hegemony stabilized for the future to come, Tamils should not rest UN Peace Keepers coming into the land to protect them from your hegemony. There are no other solutions to Tamils other than pushing your hegemony back to you.

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                  Then you also have have no authority to dictate when and where Sinhalese should use their language. You can have you self determination in Tamilnadu or in Canada or in Australia. Don’t try to push that garbage on us.

                  Who are ICC? Who gave them the holy right to dictate who is right and who is wrong. Don’t talk nonsense. ICC can shove the war criminal charges where ever they choose.

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                    Neither have the Sinhalese the authority to dictate to the Tamils where to use their language or to steal lands in their area and settle out of area Sinhalese to deliberately make the Tamils a minority in their own lands. We have every right for self determination in our land. Who the hell are you to and the rest of the Sinhalese to deny this right to us? Especially when the vast majority of them like you are descended from recently migrated low caste Indian Tamils from South India. You are nasty racist and very offensive to the core and keep on repeating the same racist anti Tamil vomit again and again

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                      Tamils can have the self determination in Tamilnadu. Not in Sri Lanka. We deny the Tamils that right because Sri Lankan Tamils don’t deserve it. If you dare say otherwise, you have to prove us Historically that you were independent kingdom which of course no Tamil can do without fabricating.

                      BTW, I don’t mind being labeled as racist because I speak out against the historically prejudiced Sinhalese people.

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                      LOL Sinhalese have the same right that Tamils in TN have

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                    Who are ICC? Who gave them the holy right to dictate who is right and who is wrong. Don’t talk nonsense. ICC can shove the war criminal charges wherever they choose.

                    I wonder before you write “Who are ICC” if you have been reading Colombo media. If Jagath had the back bone you have, he would stood in Brasilia and asked “Who are ICC”. He ran to airport with one leg shoe and got back to hide in his haven SinhaLE Lankawe.

                    Shenal you are refusing to wash the dirty back side by the anger with the pond. Read this. https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/renegotiating-unhrc-resolution-301/.
                    But this guy is pleading Tilak to go back to UNHRC and beg again. I don’t know what the result of that would be, if Tilak listen to this guy. But as you have self-respect and shame, can you stop this guy writing any more essays like this. Please go to replay to this essay.

                    If you don’t stop him, but just explain, people will know all what is left in you is your ignorance, no SinhaLE or self-respect. If you don’t try to stop him, people know you are not doing anything different from the Sinhala intellectuals’ Appa diplomacy, where the mouth bark, but the tail wags.

                    You seem to be kept in dark by your paymasters. Unless your paymasters get out of UN, our self-determination right is supposed to be imposed by UN. If you withdraw from UN, it is only a matter for Security Council. Remember, Even North Korea is not willing to get of UN.

                    I never asked Sinhalese to speak Tamil, until you did the other way.

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                      BTW, I don’t mind being labeled as racist because I speak out against the historically prejudiced Sinhalese people.

                      Shenal,
                      Beyond that you are a racist, a normal condition of the Sinhala writers and leaders – which doesn’t need an Angoda treatment, your writing suggests that there are something more in that. You remember the time KP used to give out choking interviews and Dubious brought some of them out? . The Tamil doctor who gave out interview in “Lies Agreed Upon” came out and told to IC how the Sinhala Army machinery successfully releasing these interviews. This completely shut off the chance of KP coming out of Lankawe and telling what was going to him during those highly aling interviews he used to give out. It was suggested many guns may have been pointing at him, while the chair he was sitting was activated some kind of electrical functions. If somebody over powering you and typing the Keyboard for you, you always have Janze decision, I guess. You don’t have to go through this for evever like KP. Think of it.

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    executive brief of his speech : mage jathiya: -.please please please I want to remain president”. anith jathiya – just ignore this is an eyewash to mage jathiya.

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    Each provincial unit of a Federal State is delegated a sphere of power and authority only it can exercise while other powers are held by the Central authority. Shouldn’t proposing a federal arrangement to address the ills plaguing our nation make one a patriot. How does advocating federalism makes one a traitor?!

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      Not if your counting on the ignorant Sinhala Buddhists to be in power.

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    What might cause the fracture of the country is not Federalism but the opposition to it. The President might do well to consult men of authority on this subject.

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    Such ignorance about Federalism. If that’s the case, USA, Canada, Switzerland etc. would have all been fractured and failed. SL needs a leader with a brain and a back bone.

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      “SL needs a leader with a brain and back bone”

      What you need and what you can have are two different things. Unfortunately Sri Lanka is cursed with politicians corrupted to the core and only two things that can keep them in power: Sinhala and Buddhism and they use this to be in power.

      After this guy leaves office we will have the same problems there were when he took office and the country will be worse off. Only thing that would have happened is a new set of politicians would have accumulated enough wealth for 7 generations.

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      USA does not have a federal system based on ethnicity. SL’s context is vastly different to those countries

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        sach the stupid

        People of all kind, Sinhala/Tamil speaking live in North East. What is your problem?

        Being a clever dick are you trying to be smart ass patriot too? Is Dayan too looking for a Padikkam carrier?

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    This guy is not capable of being a leader or leading the country. He does not have a vision for the future. His concern is here, now and how to hold unto the presidency.

    It easy for him to reject federalism and that’s fine provided he can spell out his vision, his own committees are discussing federalism and wasting time if its off the table. He says the book is closed on on war crimes they why on earth did you spend public funds and send people for the UN review and accept the recommendation there of.

    Was he speaking to a bunch fools or did he make himself a fool in Korea?

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      Burt – tell me a single politician either Tamil or Sinhala who has or had a vision for this country. Except perhaps Wiggie the current CM of NP.

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      You voted for him. Not shut up and suck it up.

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      Burt.
      Spot on.
      This guy is completely confused; has no vision for the country. His coalition partners have taken him for a complete ride. He likes foreign travel and visiting temples; that’s about it..

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      Burt

      “This guy is not capable of being a leader or leading the country.”

      Please name one who can. Even if there are, they will not come to the fore or not allowed to come to the fore or will not be elected simply because they are capable, honest, compassionate, abide by rule of law, ………………….
      Basically they are not fit for the purpose of the present state of affairs.

      The Sinhala/Buddhist corrupt establishment cannot afford to have a honest law abiding person at the top.

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    When he is in North SRI Lanka he sings a different tune. Absolutely no integrity this gamarala.No leader at all.

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      Peryc “when he is North Sri Lanka he sings a different tune” you just shot yourself in the foot.”

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    The need of the hour is for our leaders at the very top to understand the merits to the divided nation of the benefits of Federalism – and to educate the hierarchy of the Buddhist priesthood of same. After all the priests control the political strings of the country. The Supreme Court – comprising of educated Sinhalese – has ruled Federalism is good for the country. The trouble is over half century of racially-inspired falsehood has poisoned the minds of the ordinary Sinhalese. The answer is to change the mind of the Sinhala man in the street of what is good for him and for the country’s political and economic future. Until this is achieved, the country will suffer in various ways.

    Pandaranayagam

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    People, when they talk, think of the visible audience in front of them. But whenever a President of a country talks, he talks to the whole world. This our Maru Sira has forgotten. The need of the hour is amity among the people and then winning the International Community. But if Mr. President were to use such language and tone that causes polarization, then he alienates people in the first place and secondly through that he will lose the International Community which he claims to have won. But there is some merit in his statement to say that representation of minorities in the Cabinet is under proportionate but then it is he who can settle that now with one stroke of the pen. The reality is that devolution is a must, for smooth functioning of the country and it must be felt by the people not merely constitutional words. An ordinary citizen should be able to get things done out of the “Government” with the least amount of travelling and that is the acid test of devolution. But if it is done on ethnic lines then it becomes a pain in the neck. Quebec, Basque, Catalonia, the former republics of USSR, the republics of Yugoslavia are examples of devolution that lead either to a break up or a potential break up. On the other hand States of the US, States of Australia, States of Malaysia are examples of a successful devolution where ethnicity has nothing to do with the devolution. We must definitely address the concerns of all the people of Sri Lanka, particularly if there cultural or ethnic pride has been harmed.

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    Muhajir! Just because one voted for him (often it’s the better of the two devils) they don’t need to shut up and suck it up. This mentality is a sign of poor self image and sub servient attitude.

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    if we have genuine representatives of the tamils in the cabinet we don’t need prov councls or senates. . devolution must be at the centre

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    Who is asking for Federalism. ? Things have moved on to Eelam. My3 is still living in old age or he is really fooling the jathiga.

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    This gamaya bugger is a spineless coward.

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    TNA was sued for Election Manifesto and Supreme Court said that Federal is not division. New King is over ruling Supreme Court that Federal is dividing and he would not accept that. Practically he is rejecting the Supreme Court Verdict.

    “Federal Government” and “investigating the war criminals” are different question. Sumanthiran in North has said that New Constitution will eliminate EP and Concurrent List. That will boost even the current 13A because no longer the governors are directly drawing this dictatorship authority from country’s overall dictator.

    Thero De Silva’s this sentence is practically contesting Sumanthiran that 13A can become Federal without such arrangements. He cited China.
    It is one thing to argue, correctly, that the abolition of the executive presidency and/or the abolition of the concurrent list would turn even the existing 13th amendment into federalism, but quite another to say that the full implementation of 13A within the present system– unitary, Executive Presidential and with a Concurrent list—would still be federalism! Federal even without removing EP. Thero has asked Alt-Right Old King to stick on to the Promise he gave to Ambassador Blake. That was a call for Old. For New, Thero may put a different one that is “is a Gentleman like Nehru or Tunku Abdul Rahman”.

    Our question to New King is did he promise only one term or Not in the January 2015election? Is he leaving the High Chair with this term or after 2025, he is bring the 21st amendment to eliminate 19A. Is he supporting elimination of EP or not? Is he revering his talk, when he said that Banda -Chelva pact was destroyed by extremist and he would become SWRD, Gandhi or Lincoln by implementing another one? Is that a real sacrificial talk or Wimal’s’ Lemon Puff talk?

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    Paddy power president , you were elected in January 2005, only for one reason, that is to get rid of MARA the looter . Everyone knows that you were so naive then , and now its time for you to depart .
    If you listen to your colleagues and try cunning politricks it won’t work, it will be suicidal . so its time for you to find a successor who can walk the walk ,and talk the talk. It will be a blessing ,for the citizens of Srilanka.

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    SL need proper judicial system first with check and balances that take away political inference on judiciary, police and public service. Minorities using discrimination as tactics which is not acceptable and dishonest. Problem is SL does not have proper judicial or legal system.
    Next item is trying to get different district to identify how to progress their regions, based on district and national need and not based on race or religion as some idiots that are agitating here for their own benefit. Country comes first and districts economy and lack of infrastructure need to allocate proper funding. So far colombo clan has robbed the countries treasury and that apply to both major and minor parties. Zero tolerance on corruption will fix most of these robbery and corruption body that is independent and answerable to the parliament is a start.
    If minorities agitate this separate identity, they are doomed and progress of the country will be nil and also it gives these rogues all the excuses for their bad behaviour.
    Tamils need to create nationalist leaders like Kadiragrama and any Sinhalese will support incorruptible leader if he is Sinhalese or not.
    Muslims are now in no mans land and they need to pull back from wahibism and need to look for the future and not create rogues like Ashraff that start to smuggle weapons when he was a port minister and got bumped off by the military.

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      minorities need not agitate to safeguard their identity if the majority like you were not so chauvinistic and racist, wanting to steal everything from the Tamils from the time of independence. If you want your Sinhalese Buddhist identity then what is wrong with the Tamils wanting to keep their identity language and religion in the portion of the land where they had ruled and lived for thousands of years. One rule for you and another for others. Go and take a hike

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        Kathirkammar was a nasty selfish self centred traitor to the Tamils and is only a hero to Sinhalese racist like you as he lied and did great damage to the Tamil cause in the international arena. The Sinhalese used him and them discarded him, after this traitor passed his use by date and then tried to blame his assassination on the Tamils. No self respecting Tamil regards him as leader of any sort. The only emotion we show towards him is scorn and disgust. If wanted a good nationalist leader you could have mention Ramanathan and not this nasty egoistic quisling.

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    Cannot understand the criticism of President’s speech.

    He says that Tamil areas have hitherto been neglected and poorly represented in the cabinet requesting more involvement of Tamils in the decision making process.

    Tamils request for federalism or a seperate state is primarily due to lack of their participation in the decision making process of the country.

    Such inclusion would provide confidence in the minds of Tamils and we as a nation could harness their hardwork and entrepreneurship towards developing the country.

    More importantly that will enhance acceptance of Tamils as Sri Lankans without a need for a demand of federalism or seperation.

    That is the essence of the Presidents speech.

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      Yes you cannot understand because you are simple Gamarala whose Yakka ancestors converted to Buddism 2300 years ago. Only can understand how to plow , steal rape. loot, discriminate in the name of Sinhala and Buddhism. Tamils want their identity language and land preserved with police and land rights , We can then develop our lands. We know your formula for developing Tamil lands. Open factories and other forms of employment and then use this as an excuse import thousands of out area Sinhalese and Muslims , to these areas to change demography. Whom are you trying to fool Yakka?

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    Attained ENLIGHTENMENT IN SOUTH KOREA.

    SWRD said federal system was best for Ceylon later he was enlightened by the Buddhist monks.and and became the PM of Sri Lanka.
    Had the Tamils had not voted for him at the last Presidential elections, MR would have branded him as a Traitor, either would have killed him or put him behind bars as he did to Field Marshal. It took 3 years for the President to say this. In the meantime our MPP went to many federal states funded by foreign governments to study about the federal system,. They too were not convinced or had forgotten?.

    Will Sambanthan or Sumeantiran enlighten the Tamils?

    .

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    Hello Sira

    You are speaking and making utturence in a part of a Country by your definition are 100% traitors because the divided The contry alled Korea into 2 Countries North Korea & South Korea. Be Careful when you make these speaches. Pl ensure you are in the correct plae to make a correct Steatement.

    Now as to defending the Nation. Whole trouble with the Sinhal Buddhist Soiety is that it is So Myopic as to not ensure they do not their heritage that this island wlcomed Mahinda the Son of Asoka through a Tamil King a Son of Muttha Sivan Devanambiyatheesan.

    In fact Your Budhissm was saven from extinsion by Tamils who safeguarded it against the Northern invasion of Ariyan Who ame from beyond Indus Valley. The Sinhal Geama was Codified by a Buddhist Tamil Monk Fron Madras. South ndia.

    Pl Remember Sri Lanka Had a Civilised Societ and History Long before Buddha was Born. The Myth of His Visit to Sri Lanka To Make peae between two fighting kings speaks by itself. If a country Had Two Kings Fighting for Soverinity means that the life in that ountry was already codified. If they were Babari they would have made a uperb meal out of aby one trying arbitor and make peae.

    cheers and remember we have a history dating far far beyond the Buddhist era in this Country.

    Levi

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    Federalism unfortunately has come to mean dividing the country to the majority of Sinhalese.
    That has to be corrected. But it needs patient dialogue.
    Making federalism the issue does not help.
    *
    What is needed is devolution and power sharing.
    Is it not something that many Sinhalese will object to. But again things need explaining to prevent distortion by mischief makers.

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      SJ

      Here we go again.

      A proper explaining was done by Sudhu Nelum movement which visited every village in the South in mid ninties. The 62.28% of the voters voted for UP in the ensuing presidential elections. What more do you want?

      How long do you think you need to keep the voters reminded/educated on the same subject? Like you they tend to forget the key, relevant and useful messages.

      Is there anyone who can do the explaining to you?

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    Federalism to the majority of Sinhalese, unfortunately, has come to mean dividing the country.
    That has to be corrected. But it needs patient dialogue.
    Making federalism the issue does not help.
    *
    What is really needed is devolution and power sharing.
    It is not something that many Sinhalese will object to.
    But again things need explaining to prevent distortion by mischief makers.

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      The only person distorting facts here is you. Now run and cry to mummy and say I am Siva Sankaran abusing you and you cannot stand it. To SJ/Silva/Siva Jothy love from the pig sty

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    And with that statement, MR joins a long list of Sinhala leaders who have repeatedly betrayed their own Tamil citizens who voted for them. Congratulations Mr President in showing that you are a typical Sri Lankan politician, consistent and predictable, none of that visionary thinking to resolve age-old issues, stay the course, keep the majority ignorant and happy to get re-elected, no risks. Well done.

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    My dear Sinhala_Man, I was waiting to hear your view on this topic. I hear none. Here is a discussion on two pet subject of yours and mine. 1) Which arrangement of governance is a fit for our country. 2) Is it time for us to abandon our faith in our President (his quandaries notwithstanding).

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      Dear Unreal,

      I’ve only just seen this story. No electricity here – for perhaps another 3 days. Mustn’t exaggerate though!

      Last night the storm was bad, but got to town in the morning. Big Telecom place here, got phone charged. Found out numbers of sims from phone, reloaded two tablets that have charge right now, but had no data – Etisalat and Abans-Dialog places had no generators, but reloads from Communications places. Weather much better now, I think the storm is past.

      *

      As for Maithri’s statements, you’re right, he doesn’t know what line to take. I hope that Chandrika will force him to display more courage. Wasn’t there talk of new Constitution? I hope Tamils will not force the word “Federal” into it. It is that word that many have begun to fear. Met a UNP regular, unsuccessful, candidate. He won’t contest this time; fed up with Ranil.

      *

      So, just don’ know where we are heading.

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        Dear Sinhala_Man, Despite the difficulties you faced, you have taken the pain to respond to my prodding. How kind of you. You would have noticed that there are two comments made by me previously, reflecting my thoughts on the suitability of Federalism for the ills we face. I strongly feel that a federal set up is the answer for the current political impasse. The ‘fear’ in the minds of the average Sinhalese is a curse deliberately planted by operatives with an agenda. We ought to fight against that brainwashing, in the interest of the peoples.

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    From the time you were elected as the PRESIDENT you lost your spine despite the fact you were elected because of Tamil/Muslim votes . You were concerned about your future due to the fear that the Sinhalese will call you a traitor as you were elected with the Tamil/Muslim votes. Not withstanding the Sinhala Tamil issue you are a Traitor to the Sinhalese too for failure to take action against those who swindled large sums of monies.Forget the killing of the Tamil civilians by the army, but what action have you taken against those who murdered the prominent news paper personalities, sports personalities and others who were not involved in the Civil War. Since of late you have started shouting on the stages of your capabilities but it seemed to have been aborted some where down the tunnel. A single deed is better than a thousand words sir!

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    CBK [Chandrika] had recently told a meeting that President Sirisena was spineless.
    Now,it appears that not only is he spineless but also clueless.
    All in All he is useless!

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      Plato

      If the politicians want “more of the same” why would they want to “rock the boat” ? If leaders not just in politics but other fields as well had spine and ideas this country would have excelled in development, science, technology……………… long ago and the people would have been given opportunities to realise their full potential.

      Sirisena is assuring the converts, the Sinhala/Buddhists.

      soma, Rama, Hela, Shenali, Waduge, Grant Dukes of Mahasangha, Jimmy, Dayan, Wimal …………………….. will continue to maintain the pressure on the politicians in order to keep status quo unchanged.

      These are the people who benefit from a closed political system.

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      Plato,

      By no means is Sira Cash-less. He, brother Dudley and others are
      actually Cashful for quite sometime now. Long gone are the days
      they went in broken bikes in Bata slippers in the muddy paddy
      fields of Polonnaruwa. Now it is foreign tours every two months – tagging raththaran putha or duwa along in full 5-star style. What for the telling!! Good times have come
      to the Gamarala clan – thanks to over 10 million Sinhala idiots.

      Liyanamahathaya

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    There goes another SL politician, Countrymen this is called DEMOCRAZY. This dark tunnel( the future) ends in a cul- de- sac.People are happily ignorant and unaware of the failure. GREAT !!!, Way to go,

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    President Sirisena is blowing hot and cold. It reminds one of the donkeys that will not change its voice however much you try to preach to its ears. Sirisena having brought up on a steady diet of Sinhala Only, Buddhist Only political culture will not give up his archaic political thinking. Those who oppose federalism are ignorant of political systems.
    On August 4, 2017 the Supreme Court in the case filed by Petitioner Hikkadu Koralalage Don Chandrasoma Vs.. Respondent Mawai S. Senathirajah, Secretary, llankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi ruled as follows:
    “The labelling of states as unitary and federal sometimes may be misleading. There could be unitary states with features or attributes of a federal state and vice versa. In a unitary state if more powers are given to the units it could be considered as a federal state. Similarly in a federal state if the centre is powerful and the power is concentrated in the centre it could be considered as a unitary state. Therefore sharing of sovereignty, devolution of power and decentralization will pave the way for a federal form of government within a unitary state. The Thirteen Amendment to the Constitution devolved powers on the provinces. The ITAK is advocating for a federalist form of government by devolving more powers to the provinces within the framework of a unitary state. Advocating for a federal form of government within the existing state could not be considered as advocating separatism.”
    The Tamils are asking for a federal form of government in an undivided and indivisible country and not a federal state per se. 1/2
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