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ICPPG Questions The Queen Over Inviting Vishaka Dharmadasa To Buckingham Palace As Key Note Speaker At International Women’s Day Event

The International Centre for Prevention and Prosecution Genocide (ICPPG) has today expressed severe disappointment with the Buckingham Palace’s decision to invite Sri Lankan Sinhalese activist Vishaka Dhramadasa as the key note speaker at the International Women’s Day event at Buckingham Palace.

The organization, writing to the Queen, said, “the choice at this time of a Sinhalese mother of soldier who went missing 21 years ago to be so heavily promoted by the UK Government is controversial in the light of ongoing protests by thousands of Tamil mothers in NE Sri Lanka some of whose children disappeared in army custody more recently.”

“The 8 March event in the Palace was billed as both Women in Peace and Security and the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. Mrs. Dharmadasa has not worked on investigating or preventing sexual violence to our knowledge, but her organisation was strongly endorsed by Sri Lanka’s most controversial alleged war criminal, Shavendra Silva, in a speech to the UNGA in 2014,” the ICPPG said.

Vishaka Dharmadasa – Key note speaker at the International Women’s Day event at Buckingham Palace | Photo via @RoyalFamily

We publish below the letter in full:

TO:

Her Majesty the Queen

Buckingham Palace

London

SW1A 1AA

DECISION TO INVITE MRS. VISHAKA DHARMADASA TO BE THE SOLE KEY NOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Your Majesty,

We, the ICPPG, an International Non-Governmental Organisation and Independent Legal Body representing the victims of torture and sexual violence from Sri Lanka, write to question the decision to invite Mrs. Vishaka Dharmadasa to be the sole key note speaker at the International Women’s Day event at Buckingham Palace on 8th March with the Countess of Wessex and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon*.

In no way do we wish to diminish the important work Mrs. Dharmadasa has done in the past on behalf of missing soldiers’ families in Sri Lanka and we are deeply respectful of her own personal tragedy – the disappearance of her son when he was fighting in the war in 1998. Everyone has suffered in this conflict, including soldiers’ families.

However, the choice at this time of a Sinhalese mother of soldier who went missing 21 years ago to be so heavily promoted by the UK Government is controversial in the light of ongoing protests by thousands of Tamil mothers in NE Sri Lanka some of whose children disappeared in army custody more recently. It is also controversial to pick someone from an army family as on Friday the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released her latest report on Sri Lanka which found that torture and sexual violence by the police and army targeting Tamils continued throughout 2016-18**. The High Commissioner’s monitoring report is part of a Resolution for which the UK is the pen holder so it must take note of its findings.

Indeed, we understand Mrs. Dharmadasa’s eldest son is still in the army and was present at the frontline in 2009 receiving captured or surrendered Tamil fighters. Since he belongs to the Artillery Regiment there is also a chance his unit could have been involved in the indiscriminate shelling of civilian objects described in harrowing details in a succession of UN reports. This means he’d likely be barred from a UN peacekeeping job.

On one point of fact we also understand Mrs. Dharmadasa in her speech at the Palace claimed she had mediated the 2002 ceasefire in Sri Lanka – that was actually the Norwegian government.

The 8 March event in the Palace was billed as both Women in Peace and Security and the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative***. Mrs. Dharmadasa has not worked on investigating or preventing sexual violence to our knowledge, but her organisation was strongly endorsed by Sri Lanka’s most controversial alleged war criminal, Shavendra Silva, in a speech to the UNGA in 2014****.

We understand Mrs Dharmadasa’s position has been that sexual violence by the military is just the work of a few rotten apples rather than “systematic crimes”. We refer you to the 2015 UN investigation report (also backed by the UK Government) which shows this approach is a subtle form of denial:

“All of the information gathered by OISL indicates that incidents of sexual violence were not isolated acts but part of a deliberate policy to inflict torture (to obtain information, intimidate, humiliate, inflict fear). The practices followed similar patterns, using similar tools over a wide range of detention locations, time periods, and security forces, reinforcing the conclusion that it was part of an institutional policy within the security forces.” (para 591 A/HRC/30/CRP.2)

While there of course should be a role for women like Mrs Dharmadasa, who in 2000 led a delegation of mothers of soldiers to see the LTTE to try and find out what had happened to their sons, it does seem very odd not at least to balance her with a Tamil woman who is currently struggling to learn the truth about her son or daughter.

This choice also raises concern that in November’s PSVI meeting in London there will be a repeat of the 2014 situation where Tamil activists and victims were completely written out of the agenda. There are literally thousands of Tamil asylum seekers in London, many of whom suffered sexual violence at the hands of state forces. We hope, given the size and importance of the Tamil community in the UK’s political life, these victims will be given prominence at the PSVI event, along with the Tamil mothers still bravely protesting in the northeast of the island. Indeed, we would welcome Mrs Dharmadasa’s participation so she could be sensitised as to what the Tamil community has been through.

Please contact me if you require further clarification/information.

Your Majesty’s humble

Miss Ambihai Seevaratnam BSc, MSc, FCCA, MBA
Director, Country Co-ordinator and an Executive Member of ICPPG

* http://members4.boardhost.com/CronePrincess/msg/1551458659.html

** A/HRC/40/23

***https://mobile.twitter.com/FCOHumanRights – “”HRH the Countess of Wessex hosted an exclusive #InternationalWomensDay reception at Buckingham Palace today… announcing her commitment to championing the UK’s work on #WomenPeaceSecurity and #PSVI.” Read more here: (link: https://bit.ly/2EVUB8J) bit.ly/2EVUB8J”

****“A local NGO called the Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action and Association of War Affected Women educates soldiers, youth, and community leaders about international standards relating to war and promotes the economic and social development of women across conflict lines.” Statement by Ambassador Major General Shavendra Silva, Deputy Permanent Representative and Charge d’Affaires UN Security Council Open Debate “Women and peace and security” 25th April 2014, New York. http://www.innercitypress.com/srilanka1rapereporticp042514.pdf

CC:

1)  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon – Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) House of Lords, SW1A 0PW

2)  Preventing Sexual Violence InitiativeForeign and Commonwealth Office King Charles Street, London – SW1A 2AH

3)  The Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP – Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Foreign & Commonwealth Office

4)  The Rt. Hon Mark Field, MP – Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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  • 36
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    This is ULTRA Tamil racism as always

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      Sachoooooooooooooo

      Where is your head.
      Inside or outside?
      Pull it from wherever it is then you will see it differently.
      Tell HLD M to sit elsewhere.

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        The Queen should have invited a Choagossian from Indian Ocean Chagos Islands.

        The UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled last month that Britain and US which has its infamous Diego Garcia military base on ChagosIsland had forcibly displaced ALL the people of Chagos Island –which should be returned to Mauritius so that the Chagossian may return home

        The Sri Lankan and international Human Rights NGO industry has looked the other way at on going HR violations by Britain in the Indian Ocean Island.
        Human Rights is a game used to Divde, DISTRACT and Rule by US-UK- France- EU.

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          Don Stanley

          “The Sri Lankan and international Human Rights NGO industry has looked the other way at on going HR violations by Britain in the Indian Ocean Island.”

          Here is something for you to munch, chew, champ, grind, ….:

          UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms, (https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/03/1035541).

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          The British are complicit of the Genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Supplied banned heavy weapons, trained Sri Lankan troops,
          Before the British Rule Tamil Eelam was separate from Ceylon, British amalgamated Tamils Kingdom and Sinhalese Kingdom for their easy administrative purposes; Now Tamils are suffering against Sinhalese oppression and genocide; for more information please refer the links below:
          Sri Lanka: Justifying the Right of Tamils’ Self-Rule

          • 2
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            Okay! and who was your last king of your Tamil kingdom in the north?

      • 2
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        Faaaaaaaaa……..keeeeeeeeeeein………… Vedda,
        You are sitting on your brain

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      CT should check out this woman from Anniewatte, Kandy. She has gone from Rags to Riches thanks to the NGO idiots. May be His Worship the Mayor of Kandy will be able shed some light on the manner in which she has illegally constructed a House without proper Permits by encorchment of a large parcel of land in Anniewatte and is influencing the outcome of the court case of which there are so many against her….

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      Had LTTE not killed the innocent men, women and children on public places and public transportations, not committed any ethnic cleansing of Muslims, not used child soldiers & female bombs, and not killed Rajiv Gandhi, I am sure Queen would have taken these serious

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        Abdul Kader,

        LTTE was formed courtesy of Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” per lies and imaginations in the Mahawamsa..

        Had the Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims etc. not illegally landed in the pristine land of Native Veddah Aethho, none of the Para-atrocities would have happened.

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        You are no Muslim but a Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist deliberately posting all these inciting post to further widen the rift between the island’s Tamils and Muslim Tamils , so that Sinhalese Buddhist fascists like you will benefit the most. Carefully read what you posts, on the surface it looks very pro Muslim but in reality it is furthering the Sinhalese Buddhist cause , fake history and agenda. This is what the JR Jayawardene government did in 1985 . Got minister Mohammed who is ironically of recent Tamil Nadu origin , to send Muslim Thugs and criminals to Kalmunai, to attack Tamil homes and properties , that started this wedge. He did this as many Tamil Muslim youths in the east were joining the LTTE and wanted to stop this by creating Tamil /Muslim friction. The Muslim population in the North and East and North West coast, were even more Tamil in their culture , than the southern Muslims . In the east they were still following the eastern Tamil Kudi system and the Mukkuva customs and laws of the dominant eastern Mukkuva Tamils. In order to wean then away from their Tamil origin and culture , corrupt power hungry eastern Muslim politicians , individuals and clergy , were encouraged to form Muslim only parties for the eastern Muslims and steps were taken to heavily Arabise and Islamise the eastern Tamil Muslim population and wean them away from their Tamil heritage and culture and form some sort of Arab based Salafist Islamic culture for them , creating a new distinct identity. These corrupt politicians and parties/party were encouraged to obtain funds from certain Gulf and other Islamic countries , to build huge mosques and madrasas that were spreading the Wahhabi Arab culture at the expense of the once tolerant Tamil Sufi Islam that these Tamil Muslims brought from their South Indian homeland.

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          Siva Dhankaran Rama,

          The truth hurts the Paras, the Para-Sinhala, the Para-Tamils, the Para-Muslims and other Paras, because it shatters the Worldview of the Paras in the pristine land of Native Veddah Aethho, and exposes the racism of the Paras, and the castism racism within their societies.

          The Paras, despite claiming that they follow the great religions of the world, have failed to respect human rights.

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            I know you repeat the same thing like a parrot but it still does not excuse what these Tamil Sri Lankan Muslims did to the non Muslim Tamils nor what the Sri Lankan government and the Singhalese establishment did . If all are Paras why are they behaving in this despicable manner , when they all have a South Indian Dravidian origin?

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          Siva Sankaran Sharma,

          Let Abdul Kader be a Muslim, a Sinhalese, a Christian or a Tamil, has he lied above?

          Since you talked about M.H. Mohamed and JRJ period, tell me why the Muslims did not support your post-independence 50-50 demands?

          Plus, the Muslims or Sri Lankan Moors never had Tamil origins except for very small number of converts from Tamils. The language and the Tamil culture they picked up due to the influence of the areas (mostly coastal areas) where the Arab traders settled and married native women who could be Tamils or Sinhalese. When Portuguese persecuted the Muslims, they moved to interior parts of the island, notably Kandy that is when king Senarat gave refuge to some of the Muslims. Muslims have the talent of picking a language so fast, that is why you see Muslims in Kandy, Colombo or any other non-Tamil areas speak Sinhala so fluent.

          Just because of the language, you can’t claim that Muslims are Tamils. Since Muslims realized that the Tamils were trying to take advantage of foolishly adapting their language and culture, organizations like Tablighi Jamaat and thawheed jamath are trying to change that.

          So there is no concept of Tamil Muslims, but Tamil speaking Muslims is true. It is the Tamils very largely, were brought in from Tamil Nadu by the Dutch for tobacco plantations, and forcefully grabbed the lands from Sinhalese farmers and given to these new comers in the north – they are Vellarlar land owners now. So the large portion of Tamils who claim “indigenous” in the north are descendants of these recently transported TN Tamils in reality.

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            Stop lying very pathetic. Everyone in this island other than the Vedda , Malay or Burgher is of South Indian Dravidian origin and this includes the Sri Lankan Muslims. Everything points out a recent South Indian immigrant Tamil Dravidian origin. DNA history , original family names customs culture even the dialect of Tamil spoken. A little bit of Arab or other western Asian/North Indian. or other blood in a few hundred families , that make up most around 40000 out of a population of around 2 million does not make the Sri Lankan Muslims nor them Arab Moor or anything else. This is like the Sinhalese and Tamil Christians claiming a European origin and as proof of this , pointing out the 40000 strong part European Burgher community. This is what Sri Lankan Muslims like you are pathetically doing. Even the Arabs have openly stated that Sri Lankan Muslims are South Asian converts to Islam , meaning their ancestors were Hindu Tamils who converted to Islam. When I was in the Middle East the local Arabs used to laugh derisively when the Sri Lankan Muslims claimed an Arab origin. They used to politely listed and then when they left they laugh what Arab all Malabari converts now claiming to be Arab, may some Arab had fun with the Malabari converts. You and the rest of the Sri Lankan Muslims pathetically clinging onto the incorrect name given by the Portuguese to all South Asian Muslims ” Moors” which had nothing to do with race or ethnicity but a religious classification , for political and economic benefits for your immigrant converted Dravidian Tamil community from South India at the expense of the local indigenous Tamils is pathetic and laughable. If you want claim a new identity based on your religion that is fine but it should be based on the truth and not on a lies and myth.

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              Siva Sankaran Sharma,

              Brother, there is no need to get infuriated with the facts that can’t be changed at your whim or for your convenience sake, even if you put your utmost efforts or hang upside down whole rest of your life :-)

              But in your case, your facial and bodily features, attitudes – for example, being servile to white supremacy historically, pre & post independence population percentage, several DNA studies, 99% of borrowed TN culture & tradition, Thesavalamai law, Dutch history etc.- all support that you were brought in under Dutch rule of Ceylon from TN for supporting tobacco plantation.

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                ghk

                “But in your case, your facial and bodily features, attitudes “

                Seriously, are you a physical anthropology or a behavioural scientist or both?

                I understand physical anthropologists can measure human heads and confirm their origin. Perhaps you can confirm my Veddah status by measuring the circumference of my head, assuming its a circle.

                ” all support that you were brought in under Dutch rule of Ceylon from TN for supporting tobacco plantation.”

                Please don’t let HLD M sit on your head.

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                  Native Vedda:

                  “Seriously, are you a physical anthropology or a behavioural scientist or both?” – Very seriously, but does someone need to be an anthropologist to say Jaffna Tamils look like Tamil Nadu people?

                  “Please don’t let HLD M sit on your head” – What is HLDM anyway? It is a recorded history that Dutch brought tons of people from TN to work in their tobacco plantations, and the reason they brought these people was Sinhala farmers didn’t have the irrigation expertise that was found among TN farmers.

                  Can you explain why the Dutch created Thesavalamai law in the first place?

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                    ghk

                    “Can you explain why the Dutch created Thesavalamai law in the first place?”

                    Please go away and read your history not from your Mahawamsa, Mahindawamsa, Weerawansa, ………………. from authentic Thesawalamai book and ordinance.

                    Tesawalamai was collected and compiled by Governor Simons to be in force. Dutch created nothing of that sort. Stop being a spoiled brat go find books on Thesawalamai and keep reading:

                    Tesawalamai: The Laws & Customs of the Inhabitants of the Province of Jaffna.
                    By T Sri Ramanathan

                    Tesawalamai ; Protection of Community Rights or Discrimination of Women
                    By Ambika Satkunanathan

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                      Native Vedda,

                      “Tesawalamai was collected and compiled by Governor Simons to be in force. Dutch created nothing of that sort. Stop being a spoiled brat go find books on Thesawalamai and keep reading”

                      Of course compiled by Governor Simons, but does that change its intention? Thesawalamai, in its origin, was intended to serve the agricultural community or the large number of slaver plantation workers brought in by Dutch from TN and Malabar. One of its accomplishments was to register the grabbed lands from the original owners to these slave workers. Where are those workers now? Present day ‘Vellarlars”!!!

                      BTW, I never read SL history written by a Tamil, reasons are obvious as you know ;-)

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                      ghk

                      “BTW, I never read SL history written by a Tamil, reasons are obvious as you know ;-)”

                      I am sorry the books relating to Thesawalamai were written in English.
                      Well I understand your dilemma, as far as I know those books do not have Pali version.

                      “Thesawalamai, in its origin, was intended to serve the agricultural community or the large number of slaver plantation workers brought in by Dutch from TN and Malabar.”

                      I also recognise your stupidity.
                      You can continue to pratt whatever you want to, unless you pull your head from wherever it is now, you won’t be able to substantiate your claims.

                      Well being an ignorant moron is virtue for you lot.

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                    ghk
                    “…..It is recoded history that Dutch brought tons of people from TN to work in their tobacco plantations, and the reso for that is Sinhala farmers didn’t have the irrigation expertise that Tamil farmers had”.
                    That means that process of Sinhalese farmers depending on Tamil irrigation expertise went on from the time of king Prakrama Bahu who built the Prakrama Samudra is it not?
                    Why are the Sinhalese distorting history in the Mahavamsa claiming that the said King was not a Tamil and that
                    it was Sinhalese built when in fact there is plenty of evidence that Tamils colonised that region of Polonaruwa ?

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                      Uthungan

                      You are rest assured, ghk will raise the same question in about 3 months time.
                      ghk, sach, somass, Eagle Blind Eye, Punchi point, …… visit this forum to relieve themselves of noises they hear in their head. We could do nothing to help them.

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                      Uthungan,

                      Love that tuk-tuk trick, wherever there is a gap to squeeze in (to fake the history)…ha..ha.

                      That was the opinion of Dutch, not necessarily the reality.

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          S S Sharma ,

          Even Jayawardana and Bandaranayake are supposed to be names that
          are borrowed and not belonging to them according to some information.
          Back to your incessant claim that Muslims belong to Tamil community
          for the reasons that you argue. Well , the reality is , it’s the politics that
          creates these divisions among people on the basis of tribes,castes,colour
          language and religion etc; for their advantage and so people must be free
          from any blames whatsoever . Politics divide the people into blocks and
          own them . You seem to be trying your best to prove your point and in the
          process you dig deep into Salafi , Wahabi and Sufism to unearth how these
          developments contribute to further and further rifts between The two
          communities . But the truth doesn’t stop here ! It has developed into a global
          phenomenon that Wahabism is being propagated like wild fire with a good
          or bad reason that is beyond anybody’s imagination . It has created fierce
          rifts among Muslims themselves , let alone Muslims and Tamils ! Remember
          there are about 1500 Christian groups that follow Christianity in different
          ways and it is more or less same with all other religions . I recently saw one
          report that 90% of cinema tickets are going to Saudis who fly to Bahrain to
          watch movies while Wahabism takes root everywhere else ! Muslims in the
          third world don’t believe that Saudis are religious but do accept they are
          central to Islam ! That is mainly because of Mecca.

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            whywhy,

            “I recently saw one
            report that 90% of cinema tickets are going to Saudis who fly to Bahrain to
            watch movies while Wahabism takes root everywhere else !”

            In the Middle-east, tiny Bahrain is Saudi’s bar. Saudis are just 20 mints drive away from Manama, which has freedom that you don’t see anywhere else among Muslim countries including Dubai. Night clubs, bars, jungle bars, prostitution, WOW, you get anything in Bahrain, and it’s a lovely country. Who believes Saudis are religious? A side note, even alcohol, prostitution are available in Saudi Arabia through the right contact, but not many know it.

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    This woman is a crook of the highest order. A little chat with her neighbourhood will reveal who she really is…A fake…. She lives on Riverdale Road in Kandy and has forcibly acquired a portion of a valuable land belonging to a friend of mine in Anniewatte by distorting facts. She technically owns a 8 Perch block of land with a 4 Story Building on it but has attached a large portion in extent of 60 Perches to this little block illegally which belongs to a 4th generation resident of Anniewatte. The poor chap is in court for over 20 years his case not even reaching the Trail stage. Even the Kandy Municipal Council is unable to pursue their case in court wherein she has been charged for constructing an unauthorised structure with out a building permit. Thanks to some unscrupulous Ministers who must be eating crumbs form her table she has managed to Lay-by the KMC Case.. As to how this person with no proper income few years ago is today flying here and there distorting the facts is a good reason to believe that the NGO organisation she is purported to run is hoodwinking all and sundry including HM The Queen of England!

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      Rohan,

      You are quite right. Her husband was an Indian Tamil who died in Kandy a few years ago. None knew exactly what he was up to as he was not employed anywhere. Smuggling was suspected. True her son joined the Army and the story that went around that he was missing is a hoax as the son has reappeared now I am told. Her farther was a Hearse driver at Pilimathalawa undertakers. HLD Mahindapala has something common with her in that respect.

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        Most interesting, Ranjan.

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        Ranjan,
        Gamini Dullewe threw them out of his rented house in Anniewatte, when this woman tried to force them to part with the premises on an archaic Rent Control law! She was having more than one husband obviously, the Indian was the last… How he managed to stay in SL on a Resident Visa being a notorious smuggler of no means is well known in Kandy.

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          GihanWsinha,

          Only thing you buggers forgot was to call this lady a “pros”. Even if you guys can’t be happy about a Sri Lankan woman getting that rare opportunity, at least behave like men.

          Do her personal life, social status or how many husbands she has really matter at this moment? Cheap buggers!

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      Rohan,
      Very disappointed to hear what has happened to your friend. This woman is an ideal role model for her son, as she could teach him land-grabbing techniques to forcibly acquire Tamil lands in the north.

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      Rohan
      “As to how this person with no proper income a few years ago is today flying here and distorting facts is a good reason to believe that the NGO organisation she is purported to run is hoodwinking all and sundry including The Queen of England”.
      May be, Lord Nasty probably can answer if he has a hand in the running of said NGO!

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    These racist Demalu will never allow Sinhala people to live in peace.
    ———–
    [edited out]

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      Eagle eye,

      Shut up you rabid racist dog!😠😠😠

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        Well said, SL kolla.
        .
        By the way, are you the same as plain “Kolla”?
        .
        I used to have problems owing to people calling themselves something very close to my pseudonym.
        .
        I had to direct the attention of readers to the “gravatar”. If even that failed, I used to reveal my name, and even give a link which included a photograph as well.
        .
        This happens much less often – which probably spells trouble for the Racist Rajapaksas.
        .
        Our country abounds in rogues, making it very difficult to discriminate between the genuine and the bogus. Since I’m a nonentity it doesn’t matter much. Could that be said about you as well?

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      Eagle Eye.

      If people live in peace there will be no race

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      Eagle Blind Eye With Birds Brain

      “These racist Demalu will never allow Sinhala people to live in peace.
      ———–”

      The objective is mutual isn’t it?

      “[edited out]”

      Brilliant.

      Keep it up.

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    Sad. A mother is a mother. If the Tamil mothers united with the sinhalese mothers to protests, they would be so much stronger as a political force.

    But, yet again, racism thwarts progress!

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      What a valuable and positive thought, dear sinhalese buddhist.

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    Dear Miss Ambihai Seevaratnam,
    .
    There are some things that I find a bit puzzling in your letter. For instance:
    .
    “. . . there is also a chance his unit could have been involved in the indiscriminate shelling . . .”
    .
    Now that is pure speculation, and it vitiates your protest. I myself believe that there must have been indiscriminate killing at the end of the War in May 2009. It is, unfortunately, true of every war that was ever fought. Our Sinhalese army is not perfect. There were credible accounts of their disgraceful behaviour in Haiti. You spoilt your case by speculating on things of the sort that you have quoted. I myself feel that all of that ought to have been properly investigated so that we Sinhalese are not subject to the opprobrium of the world.
    .
    However, at a more mundane level, you have a man and a woman in the photograph that is displayed above. You have clearly stated that this said MRS. VISHAKA DHARMADASA is the Sinhalese mother of a soldier who went missing. Well, the woman in the photograph doesn’t look Sinhalese at all. We Sinhalese are dark, and look exactly the same as Tamils. I’m convinced that we are the same people, speaking different languages.
    .
    Is the man “Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon”? He looks more Asian than the woman. Anyway, if he too was a speaker, how could the said Vishaka have been the sole speaker?
    .
    I’m sorry; I don’t wish to create more problems than we all have, but some of these things are puzzling.
.


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      Sinhala_Man,

      Your Sinhala Buddhist racism is something never sleeps. You put the cart before the horse because of your racist mentality of associating race with colors and your temptation to find fault on Tamils words. If you don’t understand the letter or Photo, please leave it to better interpreters of your racist Kumpal. Now you have shown your true colors once more. Relax man!

      LTTE didn’t kill even 1,000 civilians. (JVP killed 12,000 civilians on the second rise alone; Rapist Army killed almost 300,000 in the war. Tamil War Widows alone 90,000 –show some heart and sympathy for the massive destruction the Rapist army has done to Tamils). Almost all LTTE targets had Military value. Missing Soldiers are, if shot by LTTE, Appe Aanduwa don’t want say that or didn’t wanted say that. Everybody knows that Aanduwa wants to keep it missing and deny pension for them. Now the crooks are trying to give compensation though OMP. That is the extreme dirty trick of Appe Aanduwa. Paranagama’s CID commission was forced to close and OMP was forced to be opened by UNHRC Resolutions, which almost even all gentlemen and ladies in the Sinhala Community are opposing (note, not just Sinhala Buddhists like you). Tell that woman to stop pretentious activism for the commission from Appe Aanduwa.

      (What happened to you man; you can identify Lord Ahamed, but not the Sinhala Woman in the picture?
      Man, just become a gentleman by saying sorry for M/s Seevaratnam. Otherwise let your racism flourishes by writing racist comments. )

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        Dear Mallung,
        .
        This is “koheda yanne, malle pol” as we say in Sinhalese.
        .
        I have said that:
        .
        “(we) look exactly the same as Tamils. I’m convinced that we are the same people, speaking different languages.”
        .
        And yet you call me a racist.
        .
        No, I cannot identify the Sinhala Woman in the picture. Actually, I feel that the woman there is the “Countess of Wessex”.
        .
        Fortunately for all Sri Lankans, nobody takes you seriously.

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          Singala_Man,

          Even Ranil said UNHRC didn’t pass resolution, but only made some recommendations for him. I know who you are man. I know you are not the one to accept the truth and apologize. So I had finished my sentence, Otherwise let your racism flourishes by writing racist comments.

          Any way how many of you are in the ” Fortunately for all Sri Lankans, nobody takes you seriously “ Arignsavan Ariya Veenum Ariyalai Pinaadduthaddai” . And do you seriously think that it is so important some you have to take me seriously. I write the needed things. The one can who see the Sinhala Woman in the picture can see the points in my comments. (Only tested ones knows how the Ariyali Palmyra Palm Fruit’s Dried Jam.)

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          Sinhala Man

          Next time when you see a person from Maldives say him ” your colour is just like Dravidian, by looking at you I’m convinced you are Dravidian. Tamils can even apply once one land mass theory to Maldives & claim it comparing skin colour.

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            latha

            I am sorry I never understood the term Dravidians and related colour of their skin. Will you please take this opportunity to enlighten us through various disciplines known to mankind and particularly you, for example, Anthropology, Genetics, Mortuary Archaeology, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Anthrozoology, Physical Anthropology ……………….

            I am sorry I am dropping some names.

            Looking forward to your own thesis.

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              Dear NV,
              .
              I’m sure that I’m getting old, and my eyes don’t focus well. Funny that nobody pointed out to me that there are THREE people in the photograph. Sorry. I didn’t see the woman at the lectern.
              .
              Bunjappu, thanks for mounting that spirited defence of me. As you say, you know from the many comments I make, that I’m no racist. Even as a schoolboy, fifty five years ago, I had memorised this English translation of a German poem:
              .
              http://www.ukmagic.co.uk/song_anthems/european_union_national_anthem.html
              .
              There are many other translations now, and I had begun to forget bits of what was for me “the original”. Thanks, Mallaiyuran, owing to your diatribe I searched for, and found, this version. Bunjappu, is it the original Schiller version that you sing? Yes, after all, it is sung so often. It has now become the European National Anthem. As you say, Bunjappu, I’m essentially agnostic, because I realise that the concept that most have of God is fashioned after themselves.
              .
              How did I learn the European National Anthem many years before there was a European Union? Because my early heroes were people like Beethoven and Shelly.
              .
              How did such a man start calling himself “Sinhala_Man”. about six years ago? I wanted to convey the message to Tamils that not all Sinhalese are racists. I didn’t call myself “Sri Lankan_Man” because I don’t know any Tamil, and I don’t want to convey the message that a guy who is totally ignorant of Tamil can claim to be a Sri Lankan.
              .
              Listen to this; see the German and the English words displayed. Only two minutes of this:
              .
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORdSU0Yp_6g
              .
              Better still listen to the entire seventy minutes of music that the deaf man heroically wrote for us all – Dravidian and Aryan. The irony that he was never able to hear the symphony more than matches the irony of you calling me a racist!

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                Sinhala Man,
                .
                Thanks. And just ignore this particular MALLEIURINE… He seems to have no basis about what he has been repeating. Besides, his comments on NK is wrong. If anyone criticises someone, he or she should have constructive arguments to do so… Malleurine seems to have nothing, but just stand on our way, … adding his exaggeratingly lengthy comments. More of them we have met in this country. We are fed of them today.
                :
                I respect more ARUN SIDDHARTHA kind of personlities from Nothern SL. He sounds to be honest. May be I dont know him well yet. But what I heard about him … sound him to be neutral..Obviously, he is no biased to any race, religion or any other barriers that our notherners suffer lot more than us the sinhala SRILLANKENS.
                .
                I have listened to ARUN’s dialogues several times on YT. He criticises almsot every politician in the country today. But i am not sure, if he realizes incumbent president’s politics yet.
                :
                Did you listen to what SILLYSENA pleaded today ? As if an immature TEAM MEMBER ( of a team work) would stand up and challenge, ” I am the one who gave you guys the proposition and the written speech”, he has been trying to be the laughing stock again. See, be it his men or PM’s men, the issue with GENEVA is a national issue. There he should not behave the way he has been trying to stand out these days. .. As for me, SORRYSENA is the silliest among the all leaders i have ever seen in entire south asian countries.

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                  Thanks, Bunjappu, for that explanation of how conscious today’s Germans are of the dangers of racism. We must know not to exploit their goodness.
                  .
                  I’m hoping that many readers will read the translation of Schiller’s Ode to Joy; we have to do so in English since we don’t know German. Unfortunately, I’m too old and poor to tour the world, but one can do some “mind travelling” and appreciate what is good in other places, without being envious of what those people have achieved through hard work.
                  .
                  Life is full of paradoxes. Beethoven, personally is said to have been a not very easy man to get on with. Well, imagine the most gifted musician being cursed with deafness for the last 25 years of his life. I don’t know much of Schiller. But that anthem is one that could serve as an anthem for the whole world, replacing all National Anthems.
                  .
                  See what a mess we have made of Ananda Samarakone’s own noble efforts. He was happy to have a Tamil translation, but committed suicide when his Sinhalese words were tampered with by the superstitious. And yet, some of our racists objected to our National Anthem being sung in Tamil.
                  .
                  I may be over-simplifying, and this is more passing on information than commenting in the hope that readers will listen to the music and do some thinking.

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                My Dear Sinhala Man,
                .
                those who live in this part of the world today are not that interested in singing their national anthem the way our people are used to yet today. Besides, I dont think their hoisting flag- related thinking is not at all comparable to that of our lanken people. THis you guys should experience, by visiting the country.
                :
                It is just symbolic to them. .Until 2006, IF MY MEMORY IS RIGHT, they the indigenous Germans would have the guts to raise their national flags, let alone, in soccer tournaments. That has lot to do with the hollocaust and the aftermath of the WWs. Anyways, I think TODAY our people are much more racial than the average Germans. In 2006, national soccer team captain came forward and made a plea to the nation asking as to why ” we the Germans cant start raising the national flag and enjoy sport activties today after 60 years of the brutal WW”. Since then I got to see, some germans come forward to use their raising flag events…. But I dont think, many are into that yet today.
                Today, as I experience, not many in Germany are nationalistic. Had they been that nationalistic, Dr Merkel would not be easy to let an 1-million refugees into the country 3 years ago. Of course as is the case also in UK and the states, with their WHITE SUPREMACISTS, there are minorities that would not agree with asylum politics.
                :
                As for me, I do believe, our SRILANKEN people are more nationalitic than modern day germans.

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                I hope that readers will also look at this article written by another nice man of Sri Lankan origins, married to a woman of German origins (who writes poetry in the German language).
                .
                https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-curse-of-caste/
                .
                Yes, this is what we must all aspire to be: human beings. Charles Ponnathurai Saravan uses the name that he inherited, which is total honesty. Yet, too many of our people, as exemplified by their comments, cannot understand the universality of his outlook. They think of him only as a Tamil.
                .
                He wished to return to Jaffna to teach English soon after the end of our War in 2009, but “we” did not respond positively. He is a distinguished scholar, and I know that the English Department of the University of Peradeniya would have liked him to deliver the annual Ludowyke Lecture, but now his health is too poor. I’m sure that he would have liked to oblige.
                .
                Bunjappu, read his articles if you have the time. Thanks for yourself allocating so much time to thinking of the country that first nurtured you.

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        Malle_Urine,
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        Please dont attack SINHALA man, sans facts.
        :
        First of all he is not SINHALA buddhist. He is agnostic.
        :
        i think you as usually join the thread with LENTHY comments, but seem to have not much valuble in it.
        :
        SINHALA man is the only COMMENTer I consider as REAL HUMAN being. He would not care about you being sinhala tamil or whatever, so long you remain homo sapiens.
        :
        I have the feeling, you guys not having studied it first, to attack decent personlities this way makes it worse on this platform.
        :
        I know you also add good comments, but you are totally BARAKING on the wrong tree regarding SINHALA man: I am sinhalaaya but I would not even call me sinhalaya since what matters to me is SRILANKENESS… else, we woul dnot have fought it the way we have constantly been upto.
        :
        There are Rajakspskhe supporters in this and other chats, that would only LIVE up their hatreds by posting EXTREMISM and RACISM based comments.
        Sinhala Man is no means one of them that would ever pass a word hurting any ethnic groups.
        Thanks if you got it !
        Srilankens Living in Germany (Bunjappu)

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          “you are totally BARAKING on the wrong tree regarding SINHALA man: I am sinhalaaya but I would not even call me sinhalaya since what matters to me is SRILANKENESS… else, we woul dnot have fought it the way we have constantly been upto.
          ……………..
          Sinhala Man is no means one of them that would ever pass a word hurting any ethnic groups.”

          Who cares who you or Sinhala_man are? We too are entitled to make our judgements & evaluation, as the way you want to do for yourself.
          The first notoriety of racism is, it is a condition of pouted mind. Saying bad is no different from refusing to accept a good. One who display one or both of the conditions can fall into “Racist” category (as you have defined.)
          A violent racist create havocs, physical harm; a naive racist distorts facts and pollute perceptions of many.
          The effect to an individual from those two category racists may vary, but for a whole society, the damage they inflict is same.
          SWRD did more damage to Tamils than Cyril Mathew, who managed the pogroms for JR. When HLDM, Champawati or Sinhala_man distort the history and facts, it hurts Tamils.
          The same way, Nagananda is a ultra-racist because he thought Jayampathy wrote the New Constitution and he called Jayampathy as traitor, in CT because Nagananda feel the constitution had divided the country. The Points:
          1). Nagananda is lawyer; bound to respect SC. SC had ruled devolving under Federal principle is not separatism.
          2).Drafting the constitution is not Jayampathy’s job. It is a joint effort of the Committee. Blaming Jayampathy is only an ostensible behavior when the entire parliament is functioning as Constitutional council.
          3).Nobody has seen even a draft constitution yet. But Nagananda did it when he saw the recommendation- sketches the individual political parties did to the committee.
          Sinhala_man is Spearheading to make Sinhalese to believe that Nagananda is a harmless soul.

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        The genocide commenced slowly in 1965 when the newly established STF slaughtered Tamils whose bodies started floating in Beira Lake and other waterways around Colombo.

        State prosecutors failed to appear in the case filed against 22 STF men on successive occasions, and the judge took it off the roll.
        “Commissions” came long after.

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    Tamils should have asked ADELE BALASINGHAM or that TGTE – Senator woman USHA SKANDHA RAJA to talk about Tamil women at least how brave they were when they were blowing. Adel Balasingham would talked about how Tamil women were tasting the CYANIDE capsule with the blade. Are there any other Feminist views respecting Tamil women except they are seen but not heard.

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    Queens for fathers committed GENOCIDE in all parts of the world (Australia, New Zeeland, America,……

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      “This year we had plans to promote my forthcoming book and film about British complicity in Sri Lanka’s war crimes, which was to be the culmination of the last four years work. It pains me immeasurably that he is no longer alive to see that project come to fruition.”
      https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/obituary-vairamuttu-varadakumar-1949-2019

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        Anpu, Is it true that there was an allegation against Varadakumar of financial misappropriation when he was a member of TRAG (Tamil Refugees Action Group). Did he leave TRAG on his own or was he expelled from it. Could you enlighten us.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          “Is it true that there was an allegation against Varadakumar of financial misappropriation when he was a member of TRAG (Tamil Refugees Action Group)”

          Tamilwin.com front page published a coffin wrapped in Tiger Flag being carried away by a few, while inside pages reported Varadakumar’s funeral and published a few photographs of the day.
          Was he a Tiger supporter?

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            NV,
            Tiger flag is banned UK.

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              Anpu

              I am aware of it.
              I saw his coffin being covered by a Tiger Flag in Tamilwin.
              It could be a mistake in selecting the photograph, messed up with another funeral.

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            V did not support any particular liberation organisation. He mixed with everyone and his main concern was to bring relief to affected Tamil and Muslim communities. That does not mean he disliked Sinhalese. There were several Sinhalese activists, one is Jehan Perera, with whom he associated. He was living in UK for more than forty years but never owned a house or a car. He lived in a rented room. I don’t think his bank balance would have been in four figures at anytime. Whenever he arranged meetings seminars he asked his friends to pay the hall charges and for food for the invitees from abroad. TIC was financially in bad shape always. When he was in TRAG in 1990s , he worked tirelessly for the welfare of Tamil refugees, with minimum wages. TRAG too was financially poor. Dr Gnana being an educated elderly person, should stop listening gossips and put it in writing. I know Tamils specially Jaffnese are very good in gossiping.

            Tamil web pages like Tamilwin are not trustworthy. There was no tiger flag at the funeral, I learnt it from my friends who were there.

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              Mayan a coward hiding behind a false name, there is no smoke without fire. This is not a gossip to be swept under the carpet.

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          Dr Gnana Sankaralingam,
          I am not aware of his connection with TRAG. My introduction to him was via email and my communication with Mr Varathakumar via email. Sorry I cant enlighten you.

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          Varadakumar was cremated two days ago and his soul would not have rested yet. I wonder what sort of inhumane person you are to create a suspicion of financial misappropriation on a dead person within two days of his cremation. If you had suspicion why didn’t you raise it earlier when V was alive. I believe you were an ex President of Festival of Cricket that organises cricket matches in London with the support of srilankan embassy in London, and by living in London for a long time, you had ample time to walk into V’ s office or phoned him and enlightened yourself by raising your doubts direct to him. Your action is deplorable. Surely Anpu will say the same ad confirm that V was a gentleman which view I hold without any doubt.

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            Mayan

            I agree with you.
            However I am at loss to see the opening pages of Tamilwin where (https://www.tamilwin.com/page/3/uk) a coffin is being rapped in a Tiger flag and was being carried by a few men, and a member of a band is seen walking beside the coffin.
            I suspect this photograph relates to another person’s funeral and not late Varadakumar.
            You should take up the issue with Tamilwin.

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              NV

              I had a look at the photograph. As you said it must be someone else’s funeral. Some of these Tamil websites are operated with ulterior motives by hidden hands and I am sure Tamilwin won’t even reply if I raise this matter with them.

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                Mayan
                I came to know late Mr. Varadakumar in the 1981/82 era when he was involved with the late Mr.K.Kandasamy (Attorney-at-Law )
                from the time the Tamil Information Centre (TIC ) was inaugurated.
                A committee of professionals from the Tamil community were involved with the management of it’s affairs under the guidance of Mr.Kandasamy.
                The Tamil Refugee Action Group (TRAG ) was set up following the July 1983 holocaust for purpose of refugee relief in SL.

                A few years after 1987 following the IPKF’s involvement in SL Mr.Kandsamy returned to SL and the TIC continued functioning for a short period with Mr.Varadakumar
                under the guidance of the aforesaid committee.

                The TRAG wound up after sometime with the said committe becoming defunct, with a section metamorphosing as Tamil Refugee Rehabilitation Organisation (TRRO) under the LTTE following the killing of Mr. Kandasamy in SL which was by not the SL army but a Tamil terrorist militia group.
                No one knows about the monies if any with the TRAG .

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                  A great tribute to Varathar from Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn appears in twitter.

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            Please write in your name without being a coward. Yes I was the president of Festival of Cricket in the prestigious silver jubilee year. I defeated a Sinhala person in the contest for the post with the support of fair minded people. I have always stood up against racism in FOC. I had the courage to report FOC to racial discrimination commission UK, who acknowledged it and wanted affected parties to take action. None of the Jaffna school OBAs were willing to support it, as I was not the one who was affected. I need not go to ask anyone whether he had played out money. It is up to him either to admit it or prove that he did not do it. Do not try to cover up a crime. How can you call one a gentleman when there is a criminal charge against him. See above, Anpu has dodged the issue.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

              “Please write in your name without being a coward.”

              Hope you are not targeting me with your comment.
              However I will stick to the principle of substance over form. Does it matter if I wrote as Native Vedda or as Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam or even H L D Mahindapala as long as I discuss the issues with a view to dig out truth?

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              Dr G S
              ” It is up to him either to admit it or prove that he did not do it”

              How could you expect a dead man to answer to the above. He could have answered to you if this was raised by you while he was alive. Why didn’t you do it ? What prevented you? Varadakumar worked at TRAG in 1990s and as far as I am aware no one ever accused him like you did now. What made you to wait nearly 25 to 30 years to make this allegation?

              ” How can you call one a gentleman when there is a criminal charge against him”

              Who made this CRIMINAL charge? When was it? In which Court? Have you got any evidence? Any entry made in a police station? Surely to make a criminal charge someone should have reported this matter to the police. Please provide details.

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                Please give your full name and contact details, I will provide the details. I do not want to have anything to do with anonymous requests. This allegation was made against him when he was alive. It is your stupidity to say that for anyone to expect a dead man to answer it. Could you contact the people at TRAG at that time and produce a letter stating that their allegation against him was not true. You have failed to answer whether he left TRAG on his own or was expelled.

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                  Dr GS
                  You made your allegations printed in CT , so provide the criminal charge details in the same space, so that everyone could read the same. I don’t want you to write to me personally and thus hide it from public view , halfway through. Do it in CT if you can.

                  See Vijay’s comments appearing below re your financial allegation and leaving TRAG.

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              Dr Sankaralingam ,

              “Please write in your name without being a coward.” First of all ,
              why you want the name ? Secondly , is anyone after you asking
              for your real name , if in doubt ?When you read something what
              strikes your mind , substance or the name ? Third and the real
              answer to your mock , who is Mark Twain ? Finally , I thought I
              should involve myself with you because you challenge more than
              95% of commentators here while nobody knows who you really
              are , making it a nonsense ! President Sirisena on October 26th
              behaved like a bull in the china shop , not with a pen name and
              all three involved are either cowards or Heroes in your
              assessment ? Come on Dr Sankaralingam , read the lines , not the
              portrait !

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            Agree with you Mayan.
            I never heard anything bad about Mr Varadakumar only praise.

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    UK should stop shedding crocodile tears, (a.k.a. double game)

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    ICPPG should have recommended Mrs Adele Balasingham for her yeoman service , not only for the Srilankan Nation, but also Nation of the Two Million Tamil Diaspora .-

    Yahapalana PM is now totally under the US and UK Ambassadors for Policy and Foreign Affairs although the Chinese still look after Dr Ranil’s Loan Book..
    -..
    How did the they miss this Once in a Life Time Meet The Queen in Buckinham Palace ..
    I mean it is no Picnic in the Park.

    Even the Dear Queen could have understood if Adele gave a speech..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “ICPPG should have recommended Mrs Adele Balasingham for her yeoman service , not only for the Srilankan Nation, but also Nation of the Two Million Tamil Diaspora .-“

      When did you discover not only Sri Lanka (whatever that is) is a nation but also Nation of the Two Million Tamil Diaspora?
      I never got around to learn about the idea of nation simply because it is a western notion. As you very often tell us anything related to Suddha is unacceptable to our Mahawamsa/Mahindawamsa inhabitants.
      Please define and explain the idea of Nation.

      Have you ever been a guest of the queen of Great Britain at Buck House?
      By the way has there ever been a “Minor Britain” anywhere in the world?

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    For 150 years British Whites ruled Ceylon. Other than the Tamil Prince organized an immediate attempt to retake the lost Kingdom, Sinhalese, as the population-mass- never rebelled against the Whites. Whited ruled acceptable to local Sinhalese. There was some Kandyan terrorist were engaged in some terrors and British government captured them and punished. Sinhalese were very cordial to the government officials and were sending the women to work as house maids. There is a chance Champawati‘s neighbor’s great grandma would have worked like that. New King’s Thathi was a British Mercy too.

    But Appe Aandu, within taking 23 years of taking over the government from British Whites, managed to create Lankawe Che Guevara rebels through its only education outlet, in Kandy. In 30 Years, almost 32 Tamil Rebel groups were created by Aanduwa’s hard effort. One million slave laborers have left the country to Middle East; one million refugees have left country permanently to West. Korea, Japan Singapore & Others might be having another one hundred thousand odd job workers. This is how the Appe Aanduwa managed its labor. But British Whites had to bring in 1.2M Tamil workers from TN to allocate work to manage labor shortage.
    That time Jaffna schools were sending from excess management trainees, to CEOs, to senior executives to Borneo, Malaysia, Singapore………. Now government employees are leaving as Brian Drain to Australia.

    In 1950s Lankawe had excess cash; now one of the most indebted countries in the world. Now China is holding the Colombo Pong Cing and Hangbangtota. Many more land will be going soon. There is high chance there is China-Indian-American atomic “Hot War” would be fought in Lankawe. 2.3 Rupee dollar in 1948 has gone to 180 rupees.
    The Comedian PM Ranil is saying he did not sign a resolution but only recommendation and that is how he has saved sovereignty of the country. Still is manipulating the international opinion, but not managing the local education or economy.

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      Tell me a single instance Tamils rebelled against colonials? Sinhala history is filled with rebellions against colonials.

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      Tell me a single instance Tamils rebelled against colonials? Sinhala history is filled with rebellions against colonials.8

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        Sach,
        You mean Don Juan fought too hard or Ehelepola fought too hard with Colonialists or Don Stephen fought too refusing Trinco to Britain and they refused to give the Unitary government he wanted?

        Ask Ranil he will say that he followed Don Stephen when he gave out Hangbangtota to China because he follows Don to oppress Tamil by giving harbors to other countries. Ranil wants China’s veto!

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          Is Don Juan the only one you know about? Mayadunne, Rajasinghe, Weediyebandara, Wimaladharmasuriya, Rajasinghe 11, Senarath, and the long list of rebels. We had an Ehelepola at least, whom did you have? MY3 gov recently declared Kandyan rebel leaders as heroes, where are your ones?

          The Sinhalese fought with the Portugese, Dutch and the English to protect their country. Whom did Tamils fight with? Jaffna rose against Portugese only 3 times, all three came from outside, either from South India or Kandy. There is NOT a single Tamil who rebelled against the colonials. You have nothing to celebrate here.

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            Man Sorry man, I am confused,

            Man which one is the Sinhala name out of these Kings’ names?

            ” Mayadunne, Rajasinghe, Weediyebandara, Wimaladharmasuriya, Rajasinghe 11, Senarath, “

            Even the Kotte was created by Azhahakoon (Handsome Prince). Jaffna, Kandy and Kotte were ruled by Tamils Royals. Don Juan also had Tamil connections. But Sinhala Niladharis made him to marry portuguese servant girls,(to get sales commission) named Dona Catherina. She wouldn’t sleep with him to have children so the properties would go to her country. That is how he lost the Kingdom. Which king was the Sinhalese to fight with foreigners?

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    Mindset, is the biggest hindrance to the Tamil Diaspora which is impeding their dream for a political settlement in Sri Lanka.

    Only when this is cast off, the Dream will become reality. One Sri Lanka for all Sri Lankans.

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      Soam

      ” One Sri Lanka for all Sri Lankans.”

      What is Sri Lanka?
      What is one Sri Lanka?
      Why one Sri Lanka (whatever that may be) doesn’t work for the people now?

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    The international center knows the invitee records, as per the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices,
    representation attendees Face expression the key note has some questionable presentations, and open to debate.

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    Tamils are discriminated in England. BTF was absolved and now the Tamil Legend, Adele Balasingham was not allowed to talk about Feminist views. Her English was good in comparison to this Sinhala woman.

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    ICPPG Questions The Queen Over Inviting Vishaka Dharmadasa To Buckingham Palace As Key Note Speaker At International Women’s Day Event
    If the comments here about Vishaka Dharmadasa, are something to go by: The Buckingham Palace’s choice of Vishaka as “Key Note Speaker At International Women’s Day Event” is spot on.
    She is indeed a good reflection of successive GoSL.

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    I was in the funeral of Late V.Varadakumar and the coffin was rapped with a TIC flag and not with a Tiger flag.
    When he was in TRAC he was working for the TIC as well. As people in the TRAC didn’t like this, he came out of TRAC and got fully involved in TIC. This financial story never came up. He is very clean on financial matters.

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      vijay

      “I was in the funeral of Late V.Varadakumar and the coffin was rapped with a TIC flag and not with a Tiger flag.”

      I can only go by what I saw in Tamilwin.
      Why have you let Tamilwin continue with the wrong funeral photo on its page 3?

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        Native Veddha, I have never seen or heard about a TIC flag.How does it look like.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          TIC has a logo which I have seen on ticonline.org.
          My concern is not about the existence of TIC flag but the Tamilwin picture which shows a Tiger flag being wrapped around the the coffin. As far as I heard Varadhar was never been a supporter of any of the militant organisation. My friend the Old Codger in London confirms Varadhar always approached others with same level of respect and was determined to maintain impartiality.

          Why aren’t you interested in finding out what had happened to the millions of £ collected by commission agents which were never accounted for?

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            NV

            I fully agree with you and Vijay above. Thanks.

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            NV
            You’re right.
            As far.as I knew, late Mr. Varadar was never a supporter of any militant organisation.
            In fact I have heard him express his anguish about the said Tamil fascist militant organisation’s intransigence.
            You can then know for yourself, about the fact on the rumours about the flag draped over his coffin. I was unable to attend his funeral.
            Varadar RIP.

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      Apparently Dr Ranil said there is no UN Resolution on Srilanka …
      I nearly fell off my chair.

      Why the hell all those delegates go there every year, just before our Sinhala Tamil New year .
      And try to argue in English on all those Side Shows ..

      Can our Swabasha Deshapremis argue with those cutting Edge English Debaters, whom the Diaspora send along to those UN Sessions ,accompanied by high powered Lawyers and Lobbyists,.
      Like that old gentleman who left one of the Debates, when our side tried to show that LTTE is not that squeaky clean as the UN Bosses have portrayed in their Reports..
      That is another story

      What attracted my attention is Mr Pirahaparn’s BIL and TNA heavy, Sivajilingam’s threat to one of the Srilankan Delegation lead by a youngish sounding woman.

      Siva threatened that they , the TNA ( obviously) will Divide it in to 4 if they do not allow their demand to Divide it into 9, as Dr Ranil’s New Constitution wants…

      Coincidentally, TNA second boss Abraham has already started lobbying his mates in the West to send Foreign Judges and Surveyors I suppose to force Appa Sira to release the Hand Brake on Dr Ranil’s….

      I must thank Siva for his “Threat”
      In fact that is what I have always advocated..
      I am no fan of Dr Ranil’s Nine .
      For the simple reason that I do not want our great majority which in fact is over 70 % of the Inhabitant Population to be Robbed, Pillaged, Molested , Stood Over and even Raped by 7 CMs their Minsters, and their henchmen.
      Look what the PS Members, one in fact who is a Chairman, have done in the recent past.

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        KASmaalam

        ” For the simple reason that I do not want our great majority which in fact is over 70 % of the Inhabitant Population to be Robbed, Pillaged, Molested , Stood Over and even Raped by 7 CMs their Minsters, and their henchmen.”

        You should have thought about it just before the LTTE was bribed to rig 2005 elections.

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        KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

        “What attracted my attention is Mr Pirahaparn’s BIL and TNA heavy, Sivajilingam’s threat to one of the Srilankan Delegation lead by a youngish sounding woman.”

        According to TELO General Secretary SriKantha Dilan Perera has threaten the Tamils with another 1983. I am sure you would have missed it. Are you together with somass and his fellow bigots readying for a Maha/Mega 1983 because it is overdue for sometimes?

        Please let me know in good time so that I can be there as an independent observer.

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    International Centre for Prevention and Prosecution Genocide (ICPPG) though an impressive name is just an fly by night diaspora company.

    http://icppg.org/team/

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09146977/officers

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    In the US, the most respected anti-war activists are those like Cindy Sheehan who had families in the military or served in the military themselves, but the consciousness of some collectives is so fanatically racist and ideologically fundamentalist that a prominent anti-war activist is taboo if he or she happens to be related to a Sinhala soldier– even a dead one. Now that’s what I call a humanistic, progressive liberalism conducive to postwar reconciliation!

    Between this type of thing and the recent threat by a politician to push for Sri Lanka to be taken before international tribunals, we are in for a tranquil time indeed…

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      May 2009 was accepted as super-duper smart cheating and UNHRC’s own resolution was defeated and Lankawe resolution was passed, instead. Mangala did his best to force OHCHR to remove its own investigation (OISL ) report accused 42 leaders and army commanders of war crime. Thus he saved Old King from UN Electric Chair for ever. The crown of the Jewel is how a puny, IQ 79 country defeated International atomic scientists and their radioactive isotopes dating techniques at a UNHRC sitting. In UNHRC, the Tamil Buddhist stood above Kathirgamar, Thuraiappah, Thiyakar, Kumarasuriyar……This time the Tamil Buddhist has established that International Expert doesn’t know to draft a report without error. He complained to UNHRC HC on this and she censured the officials, as per him.(But officially, she has regretted to Tamils Buddhist’s radical interview at Colombo) Isn’t this better many times than Ranil failed to have removed the UN Expert Panel report in New York? The important point, as claimed by Tamils Buddhist, UNHRC officials erroneously, in hurry included Rapist Army’s Manna Mass Murder Grave. (Or the rapporteurs) After seeing this digging going to five years without any conclusion of who did it, this time they included it in their report.

      Everybody is suspecting the five years old project of grave digging as a game of Yahapalanaya. But now appears to be some clues the Tamil Buddhist released after his visit to UNHRC to open this knot. It is talk of the Carbon dating report!
      Sumanthiran MP had predicted this result few days before the samples were sent to Florida. Almost all Tamil Web news questioned how Sumanthiran can predict it before even the sample goes the lab. It could be possibility of TNA’s thirst for Secret Solution that it might have worked with Appe Aanduwa to defeat the UNHRC HC’s report and HC’s strong demands for an IC investigation.

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        Why this parrot repeating Tamil Buddhist to him while he is not a Buddhist.

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          ” Why this parrot repeating ”

          “latha”! Nice name!.

          I started to like it after hearing the Nightingale voice of Latha in two- three of her Hindi songs.

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      Samples were sent though hand delivery, by private Individuals appointed by Aanduwa. But the results of testing were not released to public until it was officially delivered to Court. Results were officially delivered others first, but Court only had the role to release that to public. By releasing the report to Court as last, Aanduwa’s people were able to confirm the desirability of the report for public consumption. This drama was to make it to appear the Court was on the Top, but they pulled the carpet underneath it. But one must note that Court didn’t have the ability to send the sample independently to a lab of its own selection and receive the test results exclusively.
      The Court would not have taken the matter simple as “Uprooting some Manjoca plants and bullockcartting the yams to Chavakachcheri Market”. Apparently how to send samples and who is responsible for what all would have been in the testing contract. But Florida Lab took too long to work with the sample 6th. The 6th sample was not in conformity with others and there was no DNA-Carbon acquired organic substance from the living thing – the needed material for carbon C12/C14 ratio testing. The carbon 14 has a funny behavior, it deteriorate when left naturally, but not in the living thing. 5700 years is half-life of C14. One carbon 14 atom exists in nature for every 1,000,000,000,000 C12. So if you have carbon sample and it has 1 C14, 5700 years ago it had 2 C14 and 11400 years go it had 4 c14. So by counting how many atoms left now in an organic substance, it can be told when it started to decay 2nd time, the dead date of organic compound.
      It is not easy, but many methods developed to approximate and make it accurate. The good way is using the radiometric method to confirm the conventional dating methods, but not as 100 % exclusive method.

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      As a matter of procedure, UNHRC rapporteurs inform Appe Aanduwa what matters will be included in the final report presented in UHRC sittings. This is where Aanduwa developed its novel idea of beating the report on the mass grave. Though this fooled the Tamil organizations barking at UNHRC, it was only a byproduct and Aanduwa’s target in this game was UNHRC rapporteurs. It appears Aanduwa put together some archeology department’s collections and send it to Florida. This made an urgent need to Aanduwa close the site so not others can collect samples secretly and play foul. So it has already closed the site promptly, but announced it as temporary. So Aanduwa did not order the lab to send individual reports on samples to the Court. If the samples are not same site, this can confuse the judge. Thus the combined samples report dated the Time deviation level more than 300 years. Rapist Army’s mass graves are only 30 years old. Then error level alone will take the graves into Dutch period. Then what is the point of testing a current sample to determine its period, because any founding is going to go into Dutch period. This is clearly telling the samples the lab received is polluted. It is confirmed by the 6th sample not confirming the collection methods of others.
      Aanduwa played this game od testing its own samples only after seeing the Mannar mass grave in the report. By proving that the inclusion of Mannar Mass Grave in the final report is wrong, Aanduwa has established the entire world had worked against it, though it had honestly did a Humanitarian Rescue Mission Operation in Mullivaaikkaal. In 2009, Thero used Sonia and OIC countries to turn around the Western Resolution. But Tamil Buddhist used American Scientist to prove that UNHRC rapporteurs are biased against Lankawe.

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    Dayan types:
    “Now that’s what I call a humanistic, progressive liberalism conducive to postwar reconciliation!”

    Look who’s talking.
    A public racist, warmonger, war crime denier, a hypocrite, ………………………………

    He must be covered with a skin that is thicker than the American president’s state car’s door.

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      You the Tamil racists have distorted Sri Lankan history, deceived the international community with your blatant lies with no shame, supported a criminal gang of worst type of a terrorist outfit like the now extinguished LTTE, but still haunting this poor nation asking for the pound of flesh, when you enjoy everything at the expense of the majority Sinhalese taxpayers money. When is this agony of this nation going to end? This is a once flourishing nation in the past before your forefathers destroyed by invading not once but 24 times in the annals of our history destroying everything that the invaders came acrossed. Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura are two examples of the vandalism you caused on our nation.

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        Read History properly Polonarruwa was founded by the Tamil Cholas , look at all its architecture Hindu and Buddhist all very South Indian . All your greatest kings as well as 90% of your roalty and so called kings .including your king Parakramabahu were all Tamils. The King who converted to Buddhism was a Tamil Naga. This is why his father was called King Mutha Sivan. Your so called Sinhalese hero Dutugemunu’s ( sic .2300 years ago there were no Sinhalese nor was there a language called Sinhala) father’s name was Kakkai Vanna Theesan or Kaavan Thessan all Tamil names. Everthing about you Sinhalese reeks of Tamil , Tamils and South India. Nothing North Indian. 50% of the so called Sinhalese are descended from recent South Indian immigrants from South India. Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala. Yet they all do around beating the anti Tamil drums. 90% of the so called Tamil invasions from South India were not invasions but occurred due various so called local royal factions , inviting their close South Indian relatives to intercede on behalf of one faction or another in the matter of succession.

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        Ananda D

        “You the Tamil racists have distorted Sri Lankan history, deceived the international community with your blatant lies with no shame,”

        Assuming you are a member of the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist noisy minority please let us know the true history that you seem to be in the know.

        “This is a once flourishing nation in the past before your forefathers destroyed by invading not once but 24 times in the annals of our history destroying everything that the invaders came acrossed. “

        If true, I have not seen any evidence of their descendants returning to whence they came. Orriss Maha brought 24,000 Kerala mercenaries some in and around mid 12th century. There were constant flow of mercenaries being imported from South India through out the known/assumed history of this island, surprisingly by the reigning kings, such as Ilanga (34-44 AD), Abhayanaga (236-244 AD), Mahinda V (982-1029 AD), Vijayabahu (1055 – 1110 AD), Parakramabahu (1153 – 1186) ………………… and …..

        Those descendants of mercenaries who never went back to South India, converting themselves through many social and economic changes now claimed being a new and improved Sinhala/Buddhist noisy minority.

        You should join Sarath Weerasekera in Geneva for the bi annual human rights carnivals, and like Channa Masala Jeyasumana, present your thesis on the history of this island, ………… The stupid Tamil/Sinhala Diaspora can and will sponsor your trips to Switzerland, both have a lot to gain from your visits. Oh by the way make sure you also make it a sightseeing/shopping trip.

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    Mallung,
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    I have carefully read through the “article”, that is mainly made up of somebody’s letter to the Queen. I guess that I must apologise for making six comments, soon to be eight, without carefully reading the article.
    .
    I don’t usually do that.
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    Strange that Mallung who makes so many comments without reading anything has been making such a fuss. He was willing to lay wagers on my not being the guy I am:
    .
    “I know you are not the one to accept the truth and apologize. “, he said. My last comment has not yet come on our computers, but now it is Mallung who must apologise.
    .
    SJ spoke true when he said that
    .
    We know what happens at funerals.
    People do not attend funerals to pay their respects but to gossip and quarrel.
    This page unwittingly makes a pretty good satire of our funerals.
    Reply
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    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-tribute-to-a-true-legend/
    .
    Is that comment apposite here?

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      ” SJ spoke true when he said that
      .
      We know what happens at funerals.
      People do not attend funerals to pay their respects but to gossip and quarrel.”

      They say in Tamil “Muthal Maanaakar, Idai Maanaakar, and Kadai Maanaakar.” . The first class student, middle Student and the useless student. Swan, which fall into first class, if offered water mixed with milk, it will drink the milk separating out of water and leaves the water behind. The Palm tree fiber (Pannadai), if you pour palm juice over it with bucks and other garbage with it, It let the sweet juice to run away and will be holding only the garbage and bucks. I did not go the Funerals you and SJ attended. I have no idea whether you two drank milk or holding the bucks.

      My wonder is that if SJ has recruited you into the class of his UOJ or you are teaching to SJ in Bandarawela Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya. In any case, Kannadasan wrote a sentence: The proud -ness of Arjuna is, he is the disciple of Dronacharya The proud-ness of Dronacharya is , he is Guru of Arjuna. Long live you two the great teacher and the disciple.

      This page unwittingly makes a pretty good satire of our funerals.
      That is your talent Man! You the magician have created rabbit out the black hat! We just can’t discount it.
      (You are an absolute nonsense to take to directionless direction!)

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    After signing the resolutions three times at UNHRC, Ranil said first he will not implement them; then said they are only recommendation and he will select and implement what he likes. After killing 150,000 while UN & America were repeatedly warning that he might end up on war crime to use heavy artillery and killing, Old King did it and after that he said his Rapist Army was carrying UN Charter in one hand and other hand gun to do Humanitarian Rescue Mission so the casualty was Zero. For 70 years, Sinhala Buddists rapied, looted and murder all Tamils lived in the South and did ethnic cleansing in South and now holding all their lands free of charge, but then blaming LTTE. LTTE the terrorist movement they decree did not kill 1000 civilians. Just on the first pogrom alle Sinhala Buddhists killed 3000 civilians.

    Another Sinhala Buddhist on the same line telling:
    ” Strange that Mallung who makes so many comments without reading anything has been making such a fuss.” . Sorry man, if it is a Sinhala Buddhist, there is nowhere any fix.

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    ICPPG is just one of those Tamil organisations that pops up now an then promising alot of things that cannot be achieved. All these Tamil organisations fail because they are going against the truth and natural justice. They are trying to prove something that didn’t happen. ICPPG stands for International Centre for Prevention & Prosecution of Genocide is not at all International, but is just another Tamil organisation. The name of the organisation itself is a deception. Legality of calling this purely Tamil organisation as International should be questioned, in addition to legality of asserting a genocide that never happened.

    They have been trying to gather evidence for genocide. It doesn’t look like they collected any noteworthy evidence yet. Take a look at their site – almost all of the links on the menu-bar don’t work, except of course the DONATION link. There’s an Event Countdown which counts up! I can’t understand what the event is, but according to ICPPG’s countdown its been only 122 days since October 20th 2015! Lets hope they have more success and accuracy in counting the dead than days…. Really, Tamils should learn to accept that they lost their unjust war against the Sinhalese people and stop hating the Sinhalese people so much. There was this other Tamil organisation, called Tamils against genocide (TAG) and was going to do exactly the same thing as ICPPG namely prove that tens of thousands of Tamils were killed during the last phase of the war. TAG just stopped their project, after counting upto 70 or 80 dead. Tamils must stop this nonsense numbers game and concentrate on getting justice for the actual individuals who might have been killed, otherwise the real victims will be denied justice. Its been 10 years already with this numbers game.

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    I think the British govt has more bigger issues to deal with than this one. I hope things are resolved soon anyway.

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    Native Vedda,

    “I also recognise your stupidity.”

    Recognizing my stupidity won’t make you any smarter. I have discussed about the fact of Thesawalamai Law. If you are saying it is not what I have said, you need to prove it, not yell at someone. What are you going to do?

    ghk

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    Do these protesters even know the meaning of genocide? lol

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