20 October, 2017

Jaffna Tamils Still Receive Police Summons In Sinhala Language

Sri Lanka’s police have given scant regard to a basic right of a Tamil journalist in Jaffna and have issued summons to him in Sinhala, a language he is not proficient in.

In a summon dated July 12, 2017, issued at 9.39 am, Jaffna based journalist has been summoned to be present at the Organized Crime Division Colombo over a media event he covered of Northern Provincial Council Member M.K. Sivajilingam.

The summon has been issued under the seal of the OIC of the Achchuveli police.

An observer pointed out that it was highly unethical for the police to issue such summons in the Sinhala language to a person who is not proficient in the language. He noted that as the Tamil language is considered an official language in the country, this summon should have been issued to the journalist in Tamil, so he can clearly understand what it said.

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    It should be given in Pali not in Sinhala, just to annoy those terrorists Tamils

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      Hey, Green avatar

      :D :D :D :D :D

      I expected this long time ago. Downright coward.

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        If we had SHARIA LAW in action, I would even join stoning to death him. I cant stand this bugger Champa anymore. I mean not really join them, my angers are as sua. Not at all a buddhist, but a back licker of any abusive leaders. To please them he would even sell himself.
        So, the kind of sodomites can never be buddhists of our country. This man is beocming an incurable wound to us here.
        I hate the kind of men becoming to represent the masses on this and other forums.

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          Simon
          Why are you taking him seriously. It is your blood pressure that goes up. There are all types of humans just as there are poisionous snakes and non poisonous ones. It is the former that provides the antidote,that way they are also useful.But both catch catch rats. Take your pick. All’s just a game. These are the pleasures of being alive.

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      champa

      i think it should have been sent in english,but unfortunately in the police force i don’t think even pujitha knows to communicate in english.

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      Pali is the official language of Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalists. This shows that Sinhalese are Kallathonies from India.Whether it is issued in Sinhala or Pali it doesn’t matter. This is the language of jungle law.

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        Ajith: You acknowledge that both Sinhalas and Tamils are basically Indian Yet, you want to be superior to Sinhala people. You don’t want to accept that you Tamils are migrents here from the neighbouring Tamil State.

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          Most of the ancestors of the Sri Lankan Tamils migrated to the island during prehistoric times, however the vast majority of the ancestors of the Sinhalese only migrated within the past few centuries , largely from neighbouring Tamil Nadu and even the rest during historic times .. Vast difference. The original language of the country was Elu it was old Tamil or a Tamil dialect. However Sinhalese only started to evolve in the south of the island after the arrival of Buddhism , with the corruption of the local Tamil dialect with the Prakrit of Buddhism. Why don’t you accept this truth, instead of keeping on repeating your Lankweb lies, where a nasty Karawa woman of recent South Indian origin , keeps of posting lies and twisted history and your Mahavamsa fairly tales? Just because due to a large number of low caste South Indian imports , who were imported into the island by the Dutch and Portuguese took on a Sinhalese identity and made the Sinhalese into a huge majority in the last few centuries or the fact that Sinhalese evolved in the south of the island and is only spoken in the island, does not negate the far older Tamil language and culture and the Saivite religion, that was continuously spoken and practised in the north and east of the island alien or outsider, just because it is also spoken by another 100 million in South India. More than 20 countries speak Arabic. as per your stupid logic a Syrian Arab is not native to his or her land as Arabic is spoken in the Gulf

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          History and DNA has proved it is not the Sri Lankan Tamils but the ancestors of the Sinhalese who largely migrated from Tamil Nadu . Sinhalese share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils . Sri Lankan Tamils only 17%. Even the so called Aryan North Indian migration theory is laid to rest as Sri Lankan Tamils share a higher percentage of DNA with the Bengali and than the Sinhalese who claim a Bengali/North Indian origin. Sri Lankan Tamil 28% compared to Sinhalese 25%. This proves this so called North Indian migration did not create the Sinhalese, then how come the population with a higher North Indian ancestry, remained Tamil? Everything about Jimmy Softly and the Sinhalese and Mahavamsa is myth.

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          Jim,
          It is good that you accept that Sinhalese and Tamils are origins of Indian ocean and both migrated from India. Tamils are fighting for equality, not for superiority.

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          Jim softy

          You know very well that both Sinhalas and Tamils are basically Indian Yet, you want to be superior to Tamil people. You don’t want to accept that you Sinhalese are Dalit migrants here from the neighbouring South India and Orrisa.

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      Champa, don’t be ignorant It’s high time it was in all three languages.

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        Silva, this particular Champa would even go eating kakka of Rajaakshe men. So, dont take anything coming from his cesspit seriously. He has no hearts at all. But behaves as if he was the right hand of Lord buddha. The kind of men are the curse for lanken nation.

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      Funny to see the kind of documents even after 30 long year war. It is really really irresponsible of the POLICEMAN…. anyway, the kind of police station masters should put in a kiln. The kind of acts betray entire sinhalayas.
      I hate to see the kind of acts still emerging from our totally ignorant sinahalyas.
      I am ashamed to be sinhalaya.

      Champo, I dont think you have the least know knowedge.even if tamils or sinhalayas have to learn the langague of migratiing countries, but they still consider them to issue in English too. They are no means idiots of your nature, not providing any common langagues upsetting the migrants.
      Ballige puthas of your nature would not know the least, but to add the kind of thoughts make me very angry. Lick the balls of Rajpaakshes, but leave us in PEACE. you buggers including this police master are shame for our community.

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      It is good to see Sinhalese females actively participating in these discussions. But unfortunately, most of those active females (Champa, Sarojini, Fathima Fukushima, etc) are disgrace to the intellectuality of average SL Women.. OR all Sinhalese women share same sort of aggressive & utter foolish “Sankara” (genetic inheritance, Karmic formations) ??

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        AVB: Don’t you think Sinhala women are advanced because, while Tamil women are busy holding placards and photos for disappeared people, Sinhala women are discussing politics

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          Jim,

          While Tamil women are busy holding placards, Sinhala women are busy slaving in the Arab houses and their Sinhala men are busy raping their own daughters.

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        AVB

        Joke of the Day!

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        AVB,
        Champa is not a woman, but a transvestite. Are you not aware of that?

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      Champa the dog is barking again.

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        This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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        Champas words are paid by Rajapakshe extremists.

        So no need to take them serious.

        Absolultely he has no heart at all. He does not know anything about migrating folks either.

        May all powers be with us to punish these rascals Rajapakshes. Their men like Champas would do anything for their perks.

        Srilankens should see it right today than had been in the past.

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          Simon de Silva

          Rajapaksas will never come back to power. 100% guaranteed.
          There is no need for your to panic.

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            Champa: like champuka the culturally insensitive,

            Yet Gotabaya alone without dynasty, can shine when Buddhism goes begging,

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              A man who betrayed the Army with KKS corruption case will never chosen by Sinhalese.

              How did government jailed Intelligence officers without even having proper investigations, unless acted on tip-offs? All this will come back.

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      He He He

      Modachi
      why not ask London police to give summon in Pali?
      Pali is a dead language don’t you know ..Sinhala has got more than 30,000 Tamil words full stop.

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      For you all tamils are terrorists, but you buggers in the same time, if others would call you all as sinhala racists, you get hurt. What an argument – who seems to know nothing beyond own nose. ? you are provably no good enough clean that Madamulana over flowing toilet pits. Rather let you sink in them.
      You are a good example to get married to drama queen school drop out Wimal Buruwasnse. You knowledge is fully comparable that of the kind of low lives.
      These days buruwasne is like a crab in hotwater.
      He bring really low arguments with bond scam issues reveals a lot about the high corruption of some authoriteis. But no doubt about this issue will surface lot mor ethings that can cost the lives of former men too. That is a catch 22 style scandal.
      Time will show you guys, ground realities of the complex issue; wait and see.

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      Just because one idiotic PC may have let it go, we can fully attack all the PCs not to have done their job properly. But these issues should be maintained properly LET alone today after 30 years of war.
      The world is watching. So, if a govt cant maintain their men to do the job properly as in terms of sending the message across the country, there do have a big problem.
      They do so many good things but as Dr Harsha Silva lately expressed, they really have a problem with marketing their good things.
      Earlier days, even MR let a fart, he drummed around saying that they are the masters. we perfectly know how the buggers et al wasted funds for having gone to open toilets for some schools.
      There had been fund abuses as no second to any time in thepast.

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    So what? They should learn the majority language if they live in Sri Lanka.

    Tamils who migrate to other countries are required to learn the majority language of that country, sing the national anthem in that language and respect the national flag. If they can do that in other countries, why can’t they do that in Sri Lanka???

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      You only became a majority in the whole island, thanks to the British in 1833 and 1948 , when they amalgamated the then separate Tamil lands of the north east and north west coast with the Sinhalese lands in 1833 to create a new colony called Ceylon and in 1948 left the island and gave the island , including the hapless Tamil population who at that time were around 26-28% of the population to the mercy of a racist Sinhalese population who were only around 66% of the population at that time, with no protection for the island’s Tamil speakers. Prior to 1948 the Sinhalese and their influence was only confined to the south not in the Tamil areas. The British had no right to have done this. They never asked the Tamil people . They should have left the country as they found it or created a federal state for the Tamils. They did neither. They divided India to suit their agenda but left the island’s Tamils in the lurch and the Sinhalese still say the British favoured the Tamils. The British in reality used the Tamils but favoured the Sinhalese. It was they who promoted this racist Aryan Mahavamsa myth, and Sinhalese as true natives., as it suited their colonial white agenda. Unlike the vast majority of the present day Sinhalese , the Tamils of the north and east are not immigrants and are indigenous to the island, descended from the island’s Dravidian Naga. There is no need for them to assimilate or be forced to learn an alien language in their own land.

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        real sivasankaran

        “The British had no right to have done this. They never asked the Tamil people . They should have left the country as they found it or created a federal state for the Tamils. They did neither. “
        don’t blame the british.they were never asked to do it by the tamil leaders ,unlike jinnah who tenaciously fought for pakistan.GG betrayed the tamils maybe thinking he can become the PM of the whole country one day.Tamils are in this mess because of that fucker.

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          I agree with you in that Shankar he deliberately brought the 50%-50% claim that was unfair as he knew it will not be granted to sabotage everything and then voted with the Sinhalese racists to make the Indian origin estate Tamils who had lived in the island for around 8 generations or 150 years and produced most of the island’s wealth stateless. It is Colombo based Tamil leaders with close family and other ties to the Sinhalese ruling elite, who also screwed the Tamils. However the British also knew this and only asked for their opinion, knowing they will affirm what the British wanted and never bothered to ask what the ordinary Tamils wanted, as they knew it will be something else. I say again the British used the hard work of the Jaffna Tamils for their benefit but in reality favoured the Sinhalese. They would have used the Sinhalese to run their bureaucracy but most of them were too lazy, so were forced to rely on the Tamils. The British also had to compensate the Tamils as they had merged their lands with the Sinhalese majority lands of the south and made them a minority. If you carefully notice , the British opened a lot of schools in the Sinhalese south however in the north and east most of the schools that imparted good education were opened by American missionaries and then by Hindu trusts.

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        real siva sanka

        ” the Tamils of the north and east are not immigrants and are indigenous to the island, descended from the island’s Dravidian Naga. There is no need for them to assimilate or be forced to learn an alien language in their own land.”

        if that is so then tamils also woul d have been an alien language woudn’t it ,cos the nagas would not have been speaking tamil before the chola invasions in the 10 th century.So what is wrong in now having tamil and also learning sinhala?By being multilingual you get ahead of others in this highly competitive world now.

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          The Naga in the island were Dravidian and has assimilated into the Tamil culture and were Tamil speaking not only in Sri Lanka but even in South India by the 3RD century BC. Many of the ancient Hindu and Buddhist Naga artefacts found in the island even in the south are in Tamil. Elu the native language of Sri Lanka was either old Tamil or a was a dialect of Tamil. Elu+ Prakrit= Hela or old Sinhalese. Yes it is good for Tamils to learn Sinhalese but it should be voluntary on need to know basis not humiliated and forced and assimilate. It is also good for Sinhalese to learn Tamil , as it is spoken by around 90-100 million either as their first of second language in South India. Around 80 million speak it as their first language, however many Telugu, Kannada and almost 80% of the Malayali know or understand Tamil. Tamil and not Sanskrit Pali or Prakrit contributed most to the formation of the Sinhalese language and the Sinhalese people. 40% of Sinhalese vocabulary is Tamil derived. Its grammar syntax lexicon and alphabet is purely derived from Tamil. Not from Pali or Sanskrit. Both people will benefit from learning each others language, however is should be voluntary and forced upon. Since both are official languages any public servant/police/ armed forces , be they Sinhalese or Tamil speaking should be forced to be fluent in both languages to deal with the 75% Sinhalese speaking and 25% Tamil speaking population

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        Real Siva Sankaran Sharma seems to be yet another pathetic results of the farce, “yaalpaanam waipavamalei”!

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          max

          “Real Siva Sankaran Sharma seems to be yet another pathetic results of the farce, “yaalpaanam waipavamalei”!”

          Whats about “yaalpaanam waipavamalei”?

          Is it the Tamil version/translation of Mahawamsa?

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      Champa, why can’t they do that in Sri Lanka??? That is because you are an idiot.

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        Tamil from the North – Idiot (self-introduction)

        Tamils have no problem in learning English, Italian, French, Norwegian, German, Romansh, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Irish, Swedish, Greek… when they migrate. Because otherwise they are not accepted. But they can’t learn Sinhala.

        They are not natives, that is why they can’t speak Sinhala. Good reason to treat them as immigrants.

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          Tamils learnt those languages in those European countries because they are immigrant there. But why would they learn have to learn Sinhalese in their own native country when that language entirely derived as an off shoot of Tamil like Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu in the adjoining Indian sub-continent from which we all originate from including yourself?

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          Dumb Champa, Tamils have no problem learning Sinhala. As a matter of fact idiot both my parents were fluent in Sinhala. My neighbour in Jaffna spoke, wrote and read Sinhala fluently. You cannot force people to learn the language. In Canada, no body is forced to learn English or French. The larger immigrant population don’t speak English that well. Some cannot even say one word in English mainly the Chinese population. The Canadian government does not force anything on anyone. This country bend over backwards to make immigrants happy. Even as an immigrant I feel it is ridiculous what this country does for immigrants. They change laws and enact new laws to suit immigrants and their way of life. That is why Canada is a leader and a great nation to live. SL is a fine country destroyed by dogs on both sides. Prime example of a filthy dog is you.

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      TNA Tamil Politicians talk big about reconciliation, but their people can’t speak the language spoken by the majority. They should start from the beginning not from the end.

      There are contrabutory factors for reconciliation. Learning Sinhalese tops the list. Tamil is a provincial language, they should learn the national language.

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        typo:

        There are ‘contributory’ factors ………

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          Typo:
          The entire comment

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        So the balliputhas of your nature should know as to why they the minorities cant speak the langauge of majority.
        Germanys turkish population and their older generation cant speak german, but today politciians admit that they could provide them lot more langauge course, then things would have ended up better. Even if everyone is not able to learn a langague.

        But you guys to put the blame on the victimized parties is absolutely no go.
        I really hate and ashamed to be me sinhala, when thinking about you nature is still leading nature.

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      Champa———— Thanks great typing however it is not worth the time you spent knocking it on your keyboard.

      Please note Chinese women are trying to corner the market for trade in flesh or the oldest profession of this island As a patriotic Sinhala/Buddhist Aryan woman/man/it you should do something to retain the market share, spread your wares out on the street making it as tough as possible to the Chinese to enter into and survive in the market place.

      Before you start competing with them, make sure you do the necessary tinkering work to your face, arse, … legs. I am not sure about what you are going to do to change your colour from pitch dark to near Chinese butter colour.

      Can you convince the punter that you are worth paying? Your selling point must be your slogan, “Cost Effective Sinhala/Buddhist Aryan Willing to Go to Any Length to Please you” ………………. Value for money, Bitter Taste of Paradise, ….. AIDS free medical certificates can be produced on demand, all kinky services available, Will bend over backwards to please you, …………………… Please contact Wimal Sangili Weera the sole agent (pimp) for further details.

      I think it is a serious issue. As a smart ass patriot I am confident you can singlehandedly stop Chinese menace.

      You should promote your business among the Indian tourists. Perhaps Wimal Sangili Karuppan can sing Indian National Anthem in Hindi at the airport in order to promote your trade.

      Lets not make this as a political issue.

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        Disgusting! Are you sick?
        What satisfaction do you get by writing trash like this?

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      Idiot Champa, as you know I live in Canada. Population breakdown in Canada: 36.6 Million.
      French speaking Canadians: 7.3 Million.
      English speaking Canadians: 18 million.
      Official languages: French and English

      Government jobs: If you speak French, then most times you will get a job. Lot of our great Prime Ministers are French. Current PM is French. This country has Charter of Rights to protect the weak. So fool, don’t talk crap through your filthy mouth. If you touch the French, there will be referendum to separate this country. The French has their own way of governing their province..ie; Quebec. Buddhist (thug) monks don’t rule Canada. This country is governed by people who know what civility is.

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        Tamil from the north

        The only way you can stop Champa being a stupid nasty racist is to make her happy. For the sake of peace in this country why don’t you sacrifice yourself by getting married to her? Will you do it for your people?

        Don’t you worry about the law and family. We can convert you to Islam in no time.

        A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
        Be a man.

        The entire forum will be right behind you.

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          Hey Keyboard Vedda

          What are you suggesting? An Enforced Marriage? The entire forum supports abduction and rape? I am sure Native Vedda, you can do better.

          Racist? Racist? Oh, I see, Tamils enjoy certain privileges. Only they can talk about their race. Other ethnicities are not allowed.

          If a Tamil talk about their race, they are NOT racists.
          If a Sinhalese talk about their race, they are racist. I get it.
          Call me a racist, I have no problem. In fact, I enjoy it and take pride of it.

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            Super stupid racist Champ

            I am only trying to help you find a suitable man who will make your life less miserable so that there may be a limited chance that you will see/feel happiness all around you.

            Why don’t you shut up for a second and follow our conversation in its entirety. Further you may not need male prostitutes to entertain you not that they are happy to associate with a Sinhala/Buddhist bigot.

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              Native Vedda

              Who are male prostitutes?

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        Tamil from the North

        As you know? How do I know you live in Canada? I have no interest in your comment as it doesn’t apply to Sri Lanka.

        Read my comment (not imposter’s) again and try to understand the point.

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          Champa

          “Read my comment (not imposter’s) again and try to understand the point.”

          Where is your comment? All what we see in this forum is meaningless typing which includes lies, praise for the most notorious crooked politician, hatred for others, intention to commit mass murder and ethnic cleansing, ……………………… Basically your typing shows your ignorance, bigotry, ………….. and qualified to be a Madam at a Sinhala/Buddhist brothel where fascist are likely to frequent. If you haven’t started one it is not too late to start a chain of brothels. Sashi can help you in the name of Jathika Nidahas Peramuna.

          Don’t worry too much about law and order, you know how to deal with them. You have the freedom to and impunity from anything and everything in the name of patriotism.

          Thank you Madam Champa for reading my comment.

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      Tamil language, the lingua franco of the Tamils, is not only a classical language but also one of the ancient/oldest living languages spoken by 80 million people around the world. It is spoken by a large number of Tamils in the West, in some parts of Africa, India, Sri Lanka and the Far-East. Even if you go to the mid-east without any knowledge of English, you can still survive if you know Tamil. In Sri Lanka, the Majority language in the North & East is Tamil.

      Sinhala is ONLY spoken in some parts of Sri Lanka (not the whole country) by 70% of the Sri Lankan population (Sinhalese). In Sri Lanka, the Majority language may be Sinhala but if you take the world, Sinhala is an unknown language (not known to many), somewhat similar to tribal languages.

      When SWRD tried to replace the English language with ‘Sinhala Only’ to gather some cheap Sinhala votes, he did not realize that there was another superior language (Tamil) spoken in one third part of the country (North & East). The Tamils refused to learn Sinhala because it was forced on to them. Otherwise they would have learned and mastered the Sinhala language, like Sir Mutthukumaraswamy who translated and saved so many centuries’ old Sinhala literatures. How will the Tamils accept a good for nothing language (only spoken in some parts of Sri Lanka) as their official language?

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      I am so sorry.

      I made a big mistake. Had I abortioned following the instructions given to me. Nothing like Champa would have been available to diatribe you today.
      It is so disgusting the manner Champa has turned out to be by today.
      No matter, if he intends to please anyone, he would even go eating Kakka of them.
      Best example, as you know e all hate that school drop out WIMAL BURUWANSE who deserves to be a in a jail.. for all high crimes his mouth allowed over the recent years, but for some reasons he escapes.

      So please watch out… this Champa s reactions are so pathetic.

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        Champageamma

        Did you also give birth to others, for example sach, nuisance, Jim Softy, Johnny Baby, Punchi Willi Pointless, sarojini, K A Sumanasekera, HLD M, Shenali, Rajeewa Jayaweera, ramona grandma therese fernando, ……………………………..?

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          Native Vedda

          Thank you.

          Eureka!!!!!!

          Now I know all those third class slanders and attacks on Wimal for nearly a month had actually been originated from Rajapaksa clan!!!

          This explains everything. When I read some of the words they used (actually one person using so many names) against Wimal, I actually thought whether there could be CT readers who could stoop to such a low level. No wonder it was Rajapaksa clan who posted those comments against Wimal!!!

          Anyway it turned out to be really beneficial to Wimal. My comments about him clarifying the absurdity of their calumny against Wimal made him popular as some of the articles were published in InfoLanka. It did greater good to Wimal.

          It was Rajapaksa’s another misfiring. Thank you Native Vedda.

          I am not going to talk about the pathetic imposter anymore. I don’t care at all. Because now everybody knows I have become the biggest threat to Rajapaksa clan and I am someone they couldn’t ignore. I will make everybody like me. This is free publicity to me. It made me popular actually, as mine is the most talked after name in town now.

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        My reaction seem to have hit the nail on the head. I feel good.

        When MR was at the peak of his popularity following “his defeat”, Ranil wanted to stop him. So, he used Basil. MR fell for their trap. I feel sorry for him. I still adore him, but I love my country much more than that. If they come back to power, there will be untold miseries and pain, even bloodbath. I can’t let that happen. I love my country. Therefore, I only do what is best for the country.

        What made you to think I am a “he”? I pity you, loser.

        CT is the only forum for everybody. Even in 2015, when none of the newspapers published my comments as they were bias and scared, CT gave me opportunity for alternative views. This forum was 99% against MR at the time. I remember KAS and one other commenter who wrote in support of MR. Yet, CT gave me the opportunity. Rajapaksa clan will never be able to “buy” CT.

        Today, I am on the other side, as I saw by myself, who they are. They can betray anybody, even their most closest political ally, even the tri forces. I not only saw, but I personally experienced their dark side also. If they come back to power, lot of people will be in pain. I am here to stop that.

        If this forum is not enough, I will go to the open stage and make them feel very sorry.

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          what a balancing act ?

          You the bugger few weeks ago added that Wimal Weerawanse would almost see things the very same manner as you do. As proofs clear them Wimal Buurwas would stay tuned to the drums of Rajapakshes for the moment. Not an ounce of his loyality seem to have diminished. But his ziamesian twin you to come and fool the CT readership this way, that Rajapakshes are rascals… etc. simply paradoxal or who are you going to make fool this time Champa ?

          You have made me as I cant think even from what end you bubble this way ?

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            Punchiburampi

            Give me one good reason why should I care what you think of me?

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          “” I love my country.”” But you are Hora Oru like cyril mathew!!
          ass licker for the moment then turn around like any other libtard and say No I used viper to be back in power. Palyan Yakoooo nedi kumbo!
          You would do better by being shot like a commie culturally insensitive champuka.

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    Tamil Language was granted official language status in 1987 under Indo-Srilanka agreement. If after 30 years of that, the government is sending notices in Sinhalese to Tamils or not having Tamil wording in government documents means that there is something radically wrong with Srilanka especially the Sinhalese. Compare this to Singapore where Tamil language appears correctly in all government documents and notices. If Singapore can do it, why cannot Srilanka, where there are more Tamils numerically and proportionately. The answer to that is, in Singapore, official language status to Tamil was granted voluntarily and in Srilanka it was forced from outside.

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      Police stations must have suffiient translation facilities propotionate to the requirements in the area.

      Intereting hear that Tamils in Singapore receive their communications from police in Tamil.

      Soma

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        somass ji—-

        Your message is loud and clear. You will not campaign the state to appoint more Tamil Speaking Policeman, preferably from the local area. ……………You are truly a smart ass patriotic Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto builder. I envy your patriotic credentials.

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      Dr. Gnana,
      Tamil language wasn’t “granted” the official language status in 1987 under Indo-Sri lanka agreement. It was forced upon weak leader JR Jayawardane and his government, hence, it shouldn’t be valid. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Singapore should be Malay people’s country but Singapore is ruled by ethnic Chinese. Tamils are only playing a minor part in governing.
      Tamils in Singapore must learn Malay.
      Tamils must speak Tamil only in Tamil Nadu, it’s because your very own state is a hell-hole, don’t go to other countries and make native people’s lives a hell, be grateful to your adoptees.

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        john

        “Tamils are only playing a minor part in governing.”

        http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/53976

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          another kos atta from the poyaaa village is world authority. he built his site on demala terror now he has nothing more but to ride the tiger once more.

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        @ John

        Another dud from planet Mars.

        Tamil is an official language in Singapore.
        Even Punjabi..Hindi..Malayali ..Sinhala people live in Singapore must study Tamil at school… do some research before writing your rubbish.

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        Dear John, If Tamil as official language was forced on you, then Sinhala as official language was forced on Tamils, and hence it is also invalid. I pity your ignorance about Singapore. For your information the rightful owners of peninsular Malysia are “Orang Asli” or ancient men who are dark skinned with curly hair, genetically similar to aborigines of Andaman, veddhas of Srilanka and Adi Vasis or ancient inhabitants of Tamil Nadu. Malays are the first immigrants from neighbouring Malay archipelago. Singapore was a Malay farming village called Temasek. These parts were once ruled by Pallavas who changed the name to Singapura. Tamils may be playing minor part in ruling Singapore, but there is absolute racial equality, and therefore there is no fuss about who rules it. In Singapore, there are four equal official languages and you can choose any one of them for your education. There is a requirement that everyone must study a second language and Tamils choose English. So there is no necessity to study Malay as in Malaysia. In Srilanka the first immigrants are Dravidians, and since Tamil is a Dravidian language, has the right to call itself a native tongue like Sinhala. It is racists like you who are denying this despite several archaeological evidence to prove that Tamil existed in Srilanka much before Sinhala evolved, probably in the 7th century AD.

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      Gnana,
      You need to look at the reality. The police in SL are mostly Sinhalese and it is true even in the north. The reasons for this to happen are numerous. 1) Inadequate qualified Tamil applicants for Police jobs. 2) Tamil resentment of being part of a Sinhalese security force 3) Requirement of of Sinhalese (reading and writing), as they must be ready to serve in any part of SL. 3) Police mistrust of Tamil recruitment due to waging a terrorist war against the country.

      This shows why a real reconciliation is needed in SL before issues like these are corrected. Unfortunately, many Tamils are hell bent on taking revenge from the gov. for their lose in the terror war. Their activities against SL in the world stage and continued pressure on UNHRC etc. for revenge will cultivate further mistrust. I am yet to see any signs leading to a real reconciliation from the Tamils who roam this site either. The Gov. has been defending their stand for over 8 years while the diaspora and separatist Tamils are on the offence. What reconciliation can you expect under these conditions?

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        Eusence, please do not come out with lame excuses. Police powers for provincial councils is a devolved subject under Indo-Srilanka accord which is entrenched in the constitution. This right has been denied to provincial councils for the past 30 years. If successive governments were honest to implement the provisions in the constitution fully, this problem will not be there. Under a Tamil government there would have been a Tamil police force proficient in Tamil. Even if there are Sinhala policemen, they should have been proficient in Tamil after joining police force to be able to work in Tamil areas. Forcing Tamil public servants to learn Sinhala and not forcing Sinhala public servants to learn Tamil especially when the constitution says that Sinhala and Tamil are official languages is racial discrimination. The first step for reconciliation is justice. In South Africa reconciliation started only after white rule ended and black rule started, with white policemen disbanded and brought under black administration. This has not been done and there is no signs of empowering Tamils to rule their land. How can you expect one to sleep in peace in his house when he knows that those who killed his family are roaming freely in his back garden. Remove the Sinhala police and armed forces out and until such time Tamils are able to have their own police force, bring the area under UN control with UN peace keepers. Tamils want to live as first class citizens in dignity and safety without any interference from Sinhalese, and these Sinhala policemen and armed services with supremacist mind set are a stumbling block for peace. The UN official has reported that abduction and violence on Tamils is still continuing even under this regime, which shows that this behaviour is endemic in Sinhala psyche.

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          gnana
          What I gave are not lame excuses. They are real. Take one at a time and explain how they are lame excuses.
          Get rid of the idea that Tamils will be empowered with ruling any part of the country after waging a terrorist war killing over 100,000 innocent civilians. Sinhalese are stupid. But not that stupid to give power to a group that were terrorists. This stigma will be carried by Tamils for generations. As I wrote, reconciliation has to come from the Tamils and has to be genuine, should win the trust of the Sinhalese before anything good to happen. Hostile posts are not going to help.

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            Eusense your racist mind set will never allow you to be fair. In South Africa, it is the whites who started the process of reconciliation by relinquishing their rule. If Sinhalese are not willing to do the same, then forget about reconciliation. Even at the new constitution making process, Tamils have accepted to consider a solution within an undivided Srilanka and also to consider devolution under unitary state provided that substantial powers are devolved and that there will be no interference by Sinhalese. Are these not sufficient gestures. It is the Sinhalese and Muslims who are refusing to move away from their entrenched positions. So please stop blaming Tamils for everything. For your information Security forces have killed more civilians than all Tamil armed groups put together. International community have accepted as fair the Tamil demand to share power and territory with Sinhalese. Look what happened to other countries which refused to come to a settlement with minorities. The same fate will befall Srilanka if it does not settle Tamil demand for autonomy within a reasonable time. From what is happening due to opposition from racists like you, stick is going to be used against Srilanka, sooner or later.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          When you responded to this racist moron’s typing did you really believe she had the best interest of the people at heart? The many typing of moron over the period should have informed you racists don’t change their stripes. The moron is is trying to have the racist cake and eat it.

          Do you really think this moron does not know what has really been going on in this island since 1948? Morons think they are even winning their case/argument because some of you are vainly/patiently trying to explain the issues that your people continue to endure in the country.

          I would rather plant a tree and wait until it bear fruits. The tree won’t fail.

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    Shows the victor-phobia obtaining in Lanka.
    In any case, does it make any difference? The verdict is already decided and written down.
    Singapore for example recognizes four languages but strangely they have been going up up up.
    Russia in court cases, provides translators to non-Russian speakers.

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    This is why the Tamils should press for a separate state in the UN. No amount of legislation or new constitutions are going to make any difference. The Sinhalese will never learn Tamil. The Tamils should get some working knowledge of Sinhalese for the sake of peaceful coexistence and out of respect for the Sinhalese island, or ask for separation. Going back to Tamil Nadu is also an option. Another option is ofcourse getting on a boat and going to Germany or France or Italy and learning, German, French or Italian. Whatever the solution(s) Tamils choose, the Sinhalese will never ever learn Tamil nor will the language policies be implemented. Its just too costly to operate with two languages. We hardly have enough money to implement anything in one language, let alone two languages. Sorry.

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    Traffic tickets are also in Sinhalese. I raised this in my LLRC testimony in 2011. Nothing has changed.

    I challenged a cooked up speeding ticket issued to me in Sinhalese on 26.06.2017. The system is pay Rs. 200 to the policeman OR pay Rs. 1000 as fine pleading guilty OR challenge and spend thousands in court. It is set up to allow policemen earn.

    At the Mullaitivu Court on 13.07.2017 the ticketing police officer spoke at length in Sinhalese. I objected that the language of court in the Northern Province is Tamil (vide Section 24(1) of the Constitution), and that I would not know what falsehoods, if any, the policeman is stating. The judge responded that the problem is that Tamils do not join the police and that I must send Tamils to join. I replied it is difficult for a Tamil to work with a corrupt police force. The judge said that then we would have no police; and I in turn said we could live happily without corrupt policemen. At this point, several policemen in court shouted various things at me in Sinhalese. In the end, I was released on Rs. 40,000 bail.

    As I left court, a police court official followed me out, politely asked me what my name is and where I work and then handled my pectoral Election Commission identity card and read it carefully. Up to that point, he seemed friendly. However, as he was leaving, he looked me in the eye, forcibly jabbed his index finger on my chest in a threatening manner, and went off without further words.

    Trial is set for the 20.07.2017. I will return to court to conduct my own defence. I expect to report the incident to the judge if that policeman is in court there.

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      S.R.H. Hoole,
      You, as a middle aged man, don’t you think that you should have learned the native language ‘Sinhala’ by now?????? Your bigotry and racism have got you in trouble.

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        Mr John,
        Tamil is the official language and a policeman should have learned Tamil before joining police force. Tamil and Sinhala are native languages of this island and Tamil is the one of the oldest and cultured language in the world. You are a bloodthirsty racist.

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          kallathoni ajith,
          10 % demalas can never have bilingual that the 59% Flemish can’t have from the 40% French.

          Demalas of Tamil Nadu even invited judges are not allowed to enter Gymkhana club Chennai in national costume and the language is strictly English.

          It is Tamil Diasspoyaaa who clamour for militancy, violence and Eelam or dam the sri Lankan state.
          demlas Still the terrorist of the world.

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          I find that there is an anomaly with regard to the thump up and down score sign in the CT which the moderator seems to have not noticed.
          When one is touched to indicate preference the opposite one too shows the same.
          Why is that?

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      S.R.H. Hoole—–

      “I challenged a cooked up speeding ticket issued to me in Sinhalese on 26.06.2017. The system is pay Rs. 200 to the policeman OR pay Rs. 1000 as fine pleading guilty OR challenge and spend thousands in court. “

      Many van drivers are being victimised by the crooked police from whom there is no recourse to justice. One young driver put it to me like this, “I spent most of the time driving, at the end of the month my father pays for my living out of his meagre pension. Most months I borrow to maintain my vehicle. I have to pay the crooks first before I see/collect my fare.”

      They place themselves in strategic places along the roads where the drivers are bound to pay the kappang. I regretted I didn’t join the police force however my Elders advised me against it. One told me police department was a place for crooks, chantiyas, thieves, brutes, ………………….. Now I know why.

      One cannot sue the police as they are connected to crooks network.

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        honest sergeant kandiah,
        “”One cannot sue the police as they are connected to crooks network.””
        there is nothing like that but
        Win a lawsuit and lose your wealth.
        Justice is for the noble.

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      “The judge responded that the problem is that Tamils do not join the police and that I must send Tamils to join.”

      “I replied it is difficult for a Tamil to work with a corrupt police force.”

      All Tamils should be proud of your statement whether it is correct or not !
      But I, even being a Sinhalese, wouldn’t (or nobody in their right mind will) make such a foolish statement in the presence of Police. For one thing, not all Policemen are corrupt. Now I know why some Tamils have problems with security forces.

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        Eusense,

        Try driving on the A9.

        Read Rajasingam Jeyadevan’s “A9 — the Bribery Road to the North”

        Sunday Times: “Lankans say our cops are corrupt,” July 21, 2013

        With cops taking bribes in such large numbers, it is impossible that even the “clean cops” and their bosses are unaware. Surely they all acquiesce to the corruption and all are guilty.

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          A9
          Do you also agree that Tamils are not joining the Police force because of this type of corruption?

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            Pay the cops a decent salary and people will join. In Canada, a corporal after 4-5 years of service in the police makes about $90,000-110,000/year. This reduces bribe taking and corruption. You cannot pay a cop measly salaries and expect them to put food on their tables.

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          A9 Traveller

          Some super stupids in this forum believe corruption in police force is imagined one by the separatist and non existence as if the force has clean records since 1948.

          Some of the super stupids also believe Tamils are not willing to join the Police force out of their loyalty to Tamil Nationalism. Is it possible for you to find some evidence to support super stupids’ claim.

          The police department and Armed forces deliberately stop recruiting minorities in the mid 1960s.

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      There is provision for translation. A litigant has the right to demand it.

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        that is the law but passion rules even in the uk tribunals- don’t understand has lost its validity!!

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        I have seen summaries when translations are requested. Besides, when your summons is translated and you understand it, there will be an openwarrant for you.

        You I understand sucked up for a Senior Professorship. Is that not enough?

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        SJ

        How many of the litigant know the fact that they have right to demand translation and how many of the officers really oblige them. In fact do you realise if any of them demanded their right be respected that would be the end of peaceful existence for them.

        It appears you are trying to blame the victims as usual. When are you going to realise life for the ordinary citizen is not a bed of roses. You are amazingly finding it difficult to adversely comment on the state and its functionaries.

        I think you should blame the TNA for all these administrative and racist mess.

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      S.R.H.Hoole””Trial is set for the 20.07.2017. I will return to court to conduct my own defence. I expect to report the incident to the judge if that policeman is in court there.””

      If I were to prosecute you I would ridicule you very much then make you pee in your pants and wind it up in your mother tongue so you may faint and never return to a court house ever again.

      You are the hearsay involved in character assassination of professionals who made a name for themselves in the island. Hoole’s Hansard vs GG Ponna CT comments dialogue.

      Man’s love for words in his first step toward ignorance, and his love of definitions the second. The more he analyses, the more he has need to define, and the more he defines, the more he aims at an impossible logical perfection, for the effort of aiming at logical perfection is only a sign of ignorance…….the real danger is that we would have a class of words which then define other words, there is a distinction between busy words and idle words, words that do duty in workday life so that in the end they become the main preoccupation of philosophers…… whence it’s all about a speeding ticket.

      Patchwork Sinhala is the common language of over 80%. Curiosity: Patchwork English language does not have official status in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Present day UK we all survive without any form of translators because it’s a patchwork language easily understood except for `thickheads` with an ulterior motive stressing for Queen’s English.

      Like at most nations where there are humans at Lanka when none Sinhalese speaks Sinhala he is loved by the very people you despise

      Victory is by nature superb and insulting. None are born without faults.

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      What is the name of this judge?
      He appears to be “on the side” of the police.
      It appears that Hoole escaped “summary punishment” as he is a member of the Election Commission.

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    There are worse things that can happen to a human than not getting a parking ticket in Tamil. Really! Isn’t 30 years of war and death and destruction enough?

    Why are the Tamils sabotaging and hijacking the whole political scene of this country with this nonsense about the Tamil language? They have totally destroyed this country and shown total disregard for the well being of the country or national interests. These people should really get their own damned Tamil state, and let the Sinhalese people be. Lets sit back and watch what excuses they will find to complain, nag and whine about and in the process kill each other.

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      Nonsense about the language? No it is about reading and understanding a traffic ticket to know the last date for appeal, which court to go to, etc. When we miss those crucial things, we soon have an open warrant out for our arrest. In contrast, a Sinhalese person would not face these issues.

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        Be happy that the socalled Sinhalese govt has made it possible for the people of this country to have a literacy rate of over 90%, whereas our closest neighbor has a literacy rate of only 65%.

        A good 10% of the Sinhalese population would also face the same problem, for them it would be the same if the traffic ticket was written in Sinhalese or Tamil or Chinese or Russian.

        Yes. The fuss and the whole issue about the language issue is nothing but nonsense, when it has made such a problem for the country and now when we such big problems from all sides, the Tamils continue with these idiotic language issues. Isn’t there anybody who can translate the document or isn’t it time we implement some computer system where translations can be made, both ways.

        The piece of paper in the photo is an living example that the language policies are not followed. It is printed only in Sinhalese and English. It is actually against the law and language rights of the Tamils. But Mr. Hoole, should we start another war or should we try to fix the country from top to bottom, rather than start at the bottom and stir up more problems?

        In my opinion, the Tamil language will not suffer the tiniest bit, if the Tamils learnt just a bit of Sinhalese in grade school, as was planned before independence. All that was stopped, because the Tamil politicians wanted to avenge the Sinhalese politicians. Who suffered? If the problems in the country become bigger, a whole lot more than just 10% of us will not be able to read and write, and to an ever increasing number of us it wouldn’t matter which language the traffic tickets were written.

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          In my opinion you are bigot and if Tamils can learn Sinhalese Sinhalese also can learn Tamil. After all 40% of Sinhalese vocabulary is derived from Tamil and most of the present day Sinhalese who are now baying for Tamil blood are descended from recently migrated Tamil immigrants from what is modern day Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Lastly the Eelam Tamils from the north and east of the island are not immigrants , they have lived in the island far longer than many of the present day Sinhalese whose ancestors only recently migrated from South India. They are largely descended from original Naga inhabitants of the island and have lived in their lands from more than 2300 years and ruled them until European colonisation. They do not need to learn Sinhalese Chinese or Hindi to transact their day to day business in their own lands. This is arrogance for Sinhalese racists bigots like you to say they must learn Sinhalese the language of the illegal occupying Sinhalese armed forces and Police. It is they who should learn Tamil to deal with the native Tamils and Tamil Muslims in these areas not the other way around. They are in their own land the Sinhalese police , government officers and armed forces are not. Tamil is also an official language and every public servant should be made to learn both languages. Understood.

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            R. S. Sankaran Sharma, you are seriously a droll when it comes to the subject, “history”, “language” etc. ! Go on. We need some laughter too!

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              max——–

              You have made a point.

              Lets come back to the main story. What do you think about the behaviour of the state and its institutions even 69 years after independence from your colonial masters?

              Do you agree the Sinhala/Buddhists are running a colony in the North East?

              If you are too busy with the saffron clad thug, you can just ignore me.

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            Real Siva Sankaran Sharma,
            From the time of malabari MGR the mediocre, the tamil language of Lanka have proved to be a threat to the integrity of India as much as Pali the non classical language.
            50 years ago at Madras Airport the tamil immigration officer told me ceylon tamil is sweet can you say something I said I don’t know then he told me Bengali is sweeter so do you know I said I don’t know but i do know Marāṭhīcī bhāṣā gōḍa āṇi khamaṅga āhē. (marathi language is sweet and sour) The last maharaja of thanjavur was Shivaji 11- he had no heir so in 1855 the EEIC ruled.
            Classical Basque respected by Julius Caesar are the smartest of the freedom fighters.- they know who they are unlike the Ravana demalas, sinhalyas and marakelays.
            For 100 years the kings of England did not speak patchwork english language but Latin which is not a standalone. the english are smart and the sinhalese follow them- shape shape shape- why demalas are doing jackpot fraud.

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        S.R.H. Hoole
        Nonsense about the language? Don’t make a scapegoat of people living in today’s world.
        In practice it’s almost the same in the UK at present and to top it Uk has cut down on legal aid. (local councils send literature in english it means you go get it translated. you can access a web site of a council with embedded translator) The rest of europe can be worse even for the British.

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        Hoole
        Do you have children? If so have you told them not to learn Sinhalese?

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      punchi point

      “They have totally destroyed this country and shown total disregard for the well being of the country or national interests”

      how come the same people have contributed so much for what present day singapore is today?read the following article
      http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/53976

      it depends a lot on how people are handled.The chinese are as hardworking as the tamils and instead of being jealous of each others sucess and trying to bring each other down,they compete with each other and try to better their prospects.There is a joke that when the devil was showing all the pits of each country,there was no guard in the srilankan pit only.When asked why devil replied ,no need to waste a guard there because whenever one srilankan tries to climb out the other ones will pull him down.Continous bashing and looting and destroying the wealth of the tamils resulted in them also becoming destroyers themselves.Also sinhala leaders too have plundered the country and contributed to destroying the economy,not only tamils.

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      Punchi Willi Pointless

      Why haven’t you got your own unique avatar on the left of your name?

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    I dont know what to say that except for that the history seems to want to repeat itself and its looking like another armed struggle against the shinhala peoples reps. And this time it will take a lot of dead bodies on both sides and almost all tamils are likely to be displaced

    Shame they cant even give us a basic recognition of our language when we were the 1st to there in the island

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      1st to be in the island? Get real. Sinhala Brahmi inscriptions carbon dated to 6th century B.C have been found in Anuradhapura in 1989/1990, and later by Conningham in 1995, carbon dated to latest 4th cent B.C. NOTHING TAMIL has been found that old.

      The Tamil language was not even formed in 6th century BC. The proto-dravidian root language just in the stages of spreading to the far south of India, and the people who presently speak, spoke a pre-Tamil stage of the proto-south dravidian at that time. Simply put -> there was no Tamil language or Tamils at that time.

      Its not a question of giving recognition for the Tamil language. But a question of being practical and the capacity to implement the language policies. Sri Lanka simply does not have the money to feed its people, we cannot waste resources on operating every single thing in two languages. Its not possible to have one person speak Tamil while the other can’t understand it, and vice versa.

      The Tamil people’s love for the Tamil language is very evident when you see how many out of the 1.2 to 1.5 million Tamils who have socalled fled Sri Lanka actually went to Tamilnadu, where they can cultivate Tamil and live proudly as Tamils.

      Please make your Tamilpeelam and separate from the Sinhalese people. Make your Tamil dream come true. Lets see how well it goes.

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        Stop lying Sinhalese racist. Everything about you Sinhalese reeks of Tamil. If no Tamil people Tamil language or culture there will be no Sinhalese. Nasty racist creatures like you are lying and misinterpreting history to suit your racist agenda.

        The Hindu and Buddhist ruins we see today at Polonnaruwa are a legacy the Cholas who ruled Lanka from 1003 A.D. to 1075 A.D. have bequeathed to us. In no other part of Lanka do we see such extensive ruins, as we see at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka is heavily indebted to the Cholas for their gift.

        The eminent Sinhala civilian and historian, the late Dr. Paul E. Peiris, following his excavations of a part of the site of Kantharodai, the earliest capital of the kings of Jaffna, notes, “It stands to reason that a country which is only about 20 miles from South India, would have been seen by Indian fishermen every morning as they sailed out to catch fish.

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        It may not be incorrect to assume that in the hoary past, Lanka was, from North to South, East to West and the Central highlands the homeland of Tamils of the Hindu faith. With the arrival of Arahat Mahinda, thousands of Tamils of the Hindu faith embraced Buddhism. Though 80 generations have rolled by, these converts have not given up their Tamil Hindu culture and practices. They still indulge in prayers and rituals. As even as late as the 6th century A.D., there was no Sinhala language, the Great Chronicles were written in the Pali language. Monk Maha Nama hatched the Vijaya myth to dub the Buddhist converts as Aryans, projecting them as descendants of Bengalis. How then can the populace claim that they are Aryans? With the mixture of Tamil, Pali and Sanskrit languages, evolved that Sinhala language during 8 A.D. It was not Pali or Sanskrit, but the Tamil language that helped in the formation of the Sinhala alphabets. The alphabets of the Sinhala language are round in shape like the alphabets of the other Dravidian languages. Telugue, Malayalam, Kannadam and proto-Tamil. In the 10th century. Tamils changed the shape of their alphabets to the square shape. According to Dr. C.E. Godakmubara, the Sinhala Grammar Sidathsangarawa was based on the Tamil Grammar Virasolium in the 11th A.D. The term ‘Sihala (Lion in Pali) is seen for the first time in Sri Lankan sources in the Dipa Vamsa (4-5 A.D.) and in that chronicle, that term occurs only once, and in that cryptic verse it is stated that the Island was known as ‘Sinhala’ on account of the Lion – “Lanka Dipo Ayam ahu sihena sihalaitu”. In the maha Vamsa the term ‘Sihala’ – occurs only twice. In the epic Ramayana 420 B.C., this island was known as Lanka much earlier. Rev. S. Gnanapiragasam – “There are more than 4.000 Tamil words in the Sinhala vocabulary. If the Sinhala vocabulary is stripped of all the Tamil words there will be no Sinhala language.”
        Maha Nama did not know that the Bengalis were Mongoloid Dravidians. There were no Sinhalese in Lanka or in any part of the world until the Dipa Vamsa for the first time, referred to the descendants of Tamil (Hindus) who embraced Buddhism in 246 B.C. as Sihala on account of the Lion (no relevance). There is no culture called Sinhala culture. It is the Tamil culture that is projected as Sinhala culture. The 14th day of April is observed as New Year, day only by the Tamils and Sinhala people throughout the world. .

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        The word Sinhala is a corruption of on of the ancient Tamil word for the island. ” Chingkalam” meaning the land of red or copper . Che/Chemai/Chikappu means red. Cheppu/Chembu means copper. Alam means sliver of land that is generally surrounded by sea. Like Keralam, Puttalam, Che orCheppu=Alam= Chingkalam. The semi Tamil Elu Naga and Yakka Dravidian population in the island were called Chingkallavar or Eelavar or Eezhavar, from another Tamil word for the island Eelam/Eezham . Meaning the land of metal or toddy. In Kerala the Eelavar or Eezhava community now making up around 30% of the present day Kerala population(Would have been more as many of them have now converted to Islam and Christianity ) , who are supposed to have migrated from the island thousands of years ago, are still closely associated with toddy tapping. No one called them Helavar but by the ancient Tamil word Eelam/Eezham and Elu. Even Sinhalese names are Eela Peruma or Illa Perumma from the ancient Tamil name Eelathu Perumal( meaning lord of Eelam) no one is called Hela Perumal. Hela or old Sinhalese is Elu+ Prakrit . Even now in modern Tamil Era means toddy and in Sinhalese the E is dropped and it becomes Ra. It is ironic two ancient Tamil words for the island and its people are now used separately two describe the two ethnic groups that evolved in the island. Chingkallam now Sinhala for the people who converted to Buddhism and mixed their Tamil and created a new language in the south and Eelam/Eezham or Eelam Tamils for the people who retained their ancient Tamil identity and Saivaite religion in the north and east of the island. Now one group that is numerous is now telling the other group that they do not belong. This is like the English telling the Scots and Welsh they do not belong.

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    I am appalled at what is shown in the article. While strides have been made in other agencies of Government to go tri-lingual, it seems that Police have miserably failed in that regard. I know of a public servant who is in the verge of retirement took the trouble to learn Tamil, not merely spoken Tamil but even to read and write. If a 59 year old can do that why not younger folk? After all learning a language is not a punishment but an asset. For starters why not that the print of that form be tri-lingual? I cannot condone the print being in Sinhala and English only. The increase in space is marginal if the form is made Tri-lingual. This is bad news for those wish for One Sri Lanka.

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    Why don’t Tamils learn Sinhala to make their lives easy, even during a visit out of Jaffna, when they had proven giving up their religion for English?

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      Tamils or for that matter the Tamil Muslims do not have to learn any language or forced to learn any language in their own land. If Tamils have to learn Sinhalese the Sinhalese should learn Tamil. For your information it is not just Jaffna but 9 out of the 24 districts in the island are predominantly Tamil speaking. where more than 70% of the population in these districts speak Tamil as their only language and or their mother tongue. Other than that there is a significant Tamil speaking population that lives along the North Western coast from Puttalam to Negombo. The city of Colombo is predominantly Tamil speaking and the city of Kandy also has very large percentage that speak Tamil. Not just Jaffna do not try to lie you Sinhalese extremist posting as a Muslim. 25% of the island’s population speak Tamil . It is not only Tamils who became Christians but Sinhalese too and Sinhalese also learn English not just Tamils. What a stupid comment with no relevance. If Sinhalese can learn English they can learn Tamil too. What is good for the Tamils is good for the Sinhalese too.

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    Look at the form it is only printed in Sinhalese and English nothing in Tamil ,despite being an official language, let alone communicating, nothing is printed in Tamil, the other official language but they go around falsely crowing to the world that Tamil is also an official language and in par with Sinhalese., then insult the Tamils and Tamil Muslims living in the north and east by refusing to communicate in Tamil and issuing documents and summons only in Sinhalese in their own lands. How will someone from Kerala Tamil Nadu Bengal or Maharashtra feel if an government official refuse to communicate to them in Malyalam, Tamil, Bengali or Marathi and only barks at them in Hindi and provides documents to them only in Hindi in their own lands? These Sinhalese immigrants in the west demand Sinhalese language interpreters and every single legal document translated to them in Sinhalese ( if they cannot understand the language of the country ) and it is provided to them but refuse the use of Tamil language to the Tamils and Tamil Muslims in the north and east in their own land. Tamil is as native and indigenous to the island as Sinhalese. Just because Sinhalese evolved in the south of the island , due to the arrival of Buddhism and is only spoken in the island, does not negate the ancient history of the Tamil language and the Tamil people in the island. Especially in the north and east and Tamil and Tamil Muslims in these regions treated like dirt, as many Sinhalese bigots are trying to do. Tamil is the first language and mother tongue of 25% of the island’s population

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    All Police stations must have suffiient translation facilities propotionate to the requirements in the area.
    ——-
    Soma

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    Tamils in Canada, Briton, US, etc get their summons in English.
    Tamils in France get their summons in French.
    Tamils in Sri Lanka (Sinhalé ) get their summons in Sinhala. So, what’s the problem???????????
    It’s time to carry out door to door search, and send those non-Sinhala speaking illegal immigrants/ kallathonies back to Tamil Nadu. The reason why these spoiled kallathoni prats protest is to antagonize and provoke the native Sinhalese and test their patience. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Elesewhere, Bin Emmerson the trouble making liar (who gets paid by Tamil Eelamist diaspora with their ill-gotten money), got told off by Honorable minister Wijedasa for going on about never happened ‘war crimes’.
    It was LTTE terrorist invaders who committed the war crimes.

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      Tamils in Canada and Britain are not native to these lands but recent immigrants. Even the Sinhalese there get their correspondence in English. Tamils in the island are indigenous to the island and have lived in their land and ruled it for thousands of years. Not just the Sinhalese who are largely descended from South Indian immigrants most of them recent and speak a language that is largely derived from Tamil with a 40% vocabulary derived from Tamil. What is your problem? Do not try to muddy the waters with irrelevant stupid arguments and cunningly try portray that Tamil in the island do not belong. Nasty piece of goods

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        Real Siva,
        Stop lying. So called Tamils in Sri Lanka are not ethnic Tamils, they are largley Malabaris and Theligu people, so called Tamils were known as either Malabari or Dravida. It was Sinhalese who gave them the Tamil identity. Malabaris were seasonla fishermen. Besides, these so called Tamils are not the direct descendants of early South Indian immigrants. Who we know as Tamils now were brought by Dutch and then British colonialists and bred them for their plantations as indentured slaves. After British colonialists abandoned them inhumanely, Sinhalese adopted the so called Tamils , have made their lives grate.
        Just by speaking Tamil , you are not ethnic Tamil, before English, Tamil language used as common language among Southern Indians and some part of the South East Asia. ————————————————————————————————————————————— Real Siva, It’s you who makes stupid and false claims to Sinhalese’ Island, based on; lies, myths, and fantasies. People like you, should be held responsible for all the mayhem that Sri Lanka is facing right now.

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          Johnny Baby

          Is the above typing your own work of fiction or is it plagiarised from Kamalika Pieris? She writes good fictions set in historical background.

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      John,
      Sinhalese in Canada, US, UK, Australia also get their summons in English, not in Sinhala. Sinhalese in Srilanka also wear trousers and shirts in Srilanka. Why don’t you give up trousers and shirts and go with Kowanam like your ancestors?

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      “It was LTTE terrorist invaders who committed the war crimes ” Speaking of war-crimes,
      this matter was revealed in the media yesterday and summed up as follows – alleged accused of criminal activity by GG:
      Wasantha Karannagoda Com. Navy during the war. Missing youth in 2008 – 2009.
      Kapila Hendawitharana, ex.Chief of National Intelligence. re a Jaffna-based satellite TV Group.
      Jagath Jayasuriya, ex- Army (Vanni) Commander re. disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda.
      Donald Perera, ex-Air Force Commander/Chief of Defence Staff re the 2006 MiG deal.
      Roshan Goonetillake ex.Air force Commander. Questioned by the FCID regarding the MiG deal.
      Daya Ratnayake ex. Army Commander re Serious Acts of Fraud in EP and Corruption about the removal of scrap iron from the Kankesanturai Cement factory.
      Jayanath Colombage . ex Commander of the Navy charged over the Avant Guard case.
      Somatilleke Dissanayake ex Commander of the Navy charged over the Avant Guard case.
      Jayantha Perera ex. Commander of the Navy charged over the Avant Guard case.
      Police DIG K. L. M. Sarathchandra arrested for the misappropriation of a vehicle.
      Police DIG Anura Senanayake – remand for allegedly covering up Thajudeen’s alleged murder.
      Major Gen. (Rtd) Mahinda Hathurusinghe:re Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption re the removal of scrap iron from the Kankesanturai Cement factory.
      Major Gen. (Rtd) Udaya Perera & Director Operations of the Army re Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption about the removal of scrap iron from the Kankesanturai Cement factory.
      Navy Commodore D.K.P.Dassanayake. re Missing youth 2008-09
      Directors of Military Intelligence Amal Karunasekera and Major Gen. Suresh Sallay. Questioned. Three Navy officers were arrested and tried for the assassination of parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj but all of them were acquitted.
      F.M. Sarath Fonseka – and ex-DS Gotabaya Rajapakse are also liked to the Forces

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    Earliest epigraphic records namely Brahmi inscriptions dateable from 3RD Century B.C numbering more than thousand are scattered in most parts of the Dry Zone and are often quoted as concrete archaeological evidence for the early colonisation of the Island by early Aryan settlers. However the study of these inscriptions during the last few decades had necessitated a revision of this view. Firstly, as mentioned earlier, they are in close proximity to Megalithic cultural sites. Secondly, non-Brahmi symbols found on them offer a close similarity to that of the graffiti marks found in the Megalithic pottery. Thirdly, the study of the paleographical features of the Brahmi script, which is the mother of later Sinhala–Tamil script, exhibit two layers. 29. The earlier layer has forms similar to that of forms of Thamilakam such as a, i, ma, !a, la, l, ra, na which are designated as Tamil–Brahmi. Viewing the peculiarity of these forms in vogue in Thamilakam from those of North India as evident from inscriptions of Asoka, Buhler has classified this as Southern Brahmi. It was named as Dravidi or Tamili. 30 P. E. Fernando 31 while concurring with Buhler and Karunaratne, has argued for an existence of an earlier form of script in both Thamilakam and Sri Lanka before the introduction of North Indian Brahmi probably associated with Buddhism during the middle of the 3 RD century B.C.

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      Real Siva Sankaran Sharma,

      Please refer to Prof K Rajan’s (Pondicheri) latest work on Damili, Brahmi, … Tamil Brahmi is much older than Asokan’s Brahmi.

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        This is what I am stating, as according the latest research all this early Brahmi in Sri Lanka that was originally thought as Asokan Brahmi is not but the much older Tamil Brahmi or Damili/Tamil writing. These racists are still using outdated history and references that was encouraged by white British colonialists regarding Aryan superiority, to stake their fake Sinhala claim

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    Erliest epigraphic records namely Brahmi inscriptions dateable from 3 rdCentury B.C numbering more than thousand are scattered in most parts of the Dry Zone and are often quoted as concrete archaeological evidence for the early colonisation of the Island by early Aryan settlers. However the study of these inscriptions during the last few decades had necessitated a revision of this view. Firstly, as mentioned earlier, they are in close proximity to Megalithic cultural sites. Secondly, non-Brahmi symbols found on them offer a close similarity to that of the graffiti marks found in the Megalithic pottery. Thirdly, the study of the paleographical features of the Brahmi script, which is the mother of later Sinhala–Tamil script, exhibit two layers. 29. The earlier layer has forms similar to that of forms of Thamilakam such as a, i, ma, !a, la, l, ra, na which are designated as Tamil–Brahmi. Viewing the peculiarity of these forms in vogue in Thamilakam from those of North India as evident from inscriptions of Asoka, Buhler has classified this as Southern Brahmi. It was named as Dravidi or Tamili. 30 P. E. Fernando 31 while concurring with Buhler and Karunaratne, has argued for an existence of an earlier form of script in both Thamilakam and Sri Lanka before the introduction of North Indian Brahmi probably associated with Buddhism during the middle of the 3 rd century B.C. The Palk Straits were in the same cultural zone so much so that they adopted a common script during pre–Buddhist days.

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    Now coming to the origin of the word Parumaka, Paranavitana 40 and others derived it from the Sanskrit word Pramukha which was adopted in Pali as Pamukho/Pâmokkho and Sinhalese Pamok. A linguistic analysis shows that the above Pali and Sinhala forms are derivations from Sanskrit Pramukha and not Parumaka of the Brahmi inscriptions. Because Sanskrit Pra becomes Par or Para and not Paru in the Prakrit language as in the case of Sanskrit Priya becoming Piya. This only proves that the Sinhalese Pamok and the Pali Pamukho/Pâmukkho are derived from the Sanskrit Pramukha. Hence it is very likely that Parumaka is the derivation of the Dravidian word Parumakan or Perumakan. 41 The antiquity of this term is vouchsafed in the earliest Sangam literature of Thamilakam where it occurs as a title meaning ‘chief,’ a leader. The feminine form Parumakal also occurs in these inscriptions. However, it is noteworthy that this form persists as far as the 10 th century A.D. as Ma Parumaka or Maha Parumaka as the title of the Sinhalese King. Thus the addition of ma to Parumaka again shows that the King himself was originally the primus inter pares among Parumakas. Presence of the forms Vç!s 42 and Âys 43 is again a pointer to that as in Thamilakam, in Sri Lanka as well, a political hierarchy developed along similar lines. Similarly, as in Thamilakam, one would notice the presence of various clans such as Baratans, Utiyan, Cholas, Tiyan which occur in these inscriptions as Bata/Barata, Uti/Uttiya, Cuda, Tissa respectively. 44

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    Tamil identity is further evident in the study of place names of these inscriptions. Although many of the original Tamil forms were either Prakritised or got submerged in the development of the proto–Sinhala language, more than fifty percent of these place names in the Brahmi inscriptions point to their Tamil origin. 45 They are ati (place from where one hails), Kuþi (settlements), Kôþþai (fort), Maþai (stream), Pâþi (city/village), tiþþi/ piþþi (raised ground), Kâtu (place), Naþu (city/village), KÔþu (submit), Âvi/Vâvi (place with water resources), kam, kâmam (village), Karai (beach/boundary) kal (rock), kiri (hillock), kuþâ (territory surrounded by sea on three sides), kuïi (pit/water reservoir), vayal (field), maþu (pond), malai (mountain), talai(land/hilly region), toþuv~i (touch/reach), Nakar (town), paþþinam (city), Puram (Metropolis), Pa!!i (Buddhist/Jaina settlement), âr (human–settlement), Kaþavai (path/threshold), Vil (low shaped pond), pay (place), Kulam (tank), Kummi (cluster/heap), Tanai (pastures for cattle), Pukarani (water resources). Geiger 58 who studied the Sinhala language in depth. He has divided its development into three phases.

    They are: Sinhalese Prakrit (3 rd century B.C – 4 th century AD), proto–Sinhalese (4 th century AD – 8 th century A.D) Sinhalese proper (after 8 th century A.D). Elu, is the original language from which the later Sinhalese developed. However, data from the Brahmi inscriptions show that the Elu would have been either old Tamil or a dialect of Tamil. In the light of the evidence from the Brahmi inscriptions it is now evident that the proto–Sinhalese speakers, namely the Elu speakers came into contact with Prakrit, the language of Buddhism. This process of bilingualism gradually gave way to monolingualism, the development of the Sinhala language by 8 th century AD. This is corroborated by palaeographic features as well as the presence of Dravidian forms in these inscriptions as indicated above.

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    can some on translate the summons in English please…I am sure the summons issued is not for asking for a separate state?…. for that there wont be summons …but a gun shot…probably the summons is for some petty crime……meaning ” if you don’t understand the summons we don’t care either ….I am not sure why CT is concerned about it

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    That is what Sambanthan trio wanted. And it is being given to the Tamils.

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    It’s time to remove the official states of Tamil language and stop the education in Tamil medium . Why do Sri Lankan government provide FREE Tamil medium education, knowing well that those who study in Tamil medium can seek employment only in Tamil Nadu????? ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- One language brings people together, many languages in one country divide people and cause tension among communities. It’s time to bring back Sinhala letter ශ්‍රී (Sri) on vehicle number plates.

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      It is time to remove you and return you back either to the jungles of Odissha or to the slums of Tamil Nadu

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      Johnny Baby

      If you remove all the foreign language elements from Sri Lanka, Sinhla language has no alphabets, nor grammar, nor vocabulary (words) …………… to stand on. You might as well pack your bags and go back to your ancestral land, India.

      “One language brings people together”———

      You haven’t learnt anything from your past have you?

      Here is something you completely missed out. Read “Two languages, one nation,
      one language two nations” ——–Review: Professor Bertram Bastiampillai

      http://www.tamilweek.com/One_nation_two_nations_0212.html

      All you need is you have to pull your head from wherever it is now and read this book review. It might not help you but there are some points in it will help your kids to tell you off for being a complete stupid.

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        Native,
        One Language, One Nation, One People!!!!!!!!!!

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          Johnny Baby

          “One Language, One Nation, One People!!!!!!!!!!”, one religion, one brand of soap, one dress code, one child, one leader, one session of free sex for the leader with your partner, ………………………………

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            the beauty of the patchwork language english and sinhala is that it is there to stay .
            while yours is like putting a handful of stones in a tin and shaking it to find the sounds. bark.
            bawl.
            bay.
            bellow.
            bleat.
            cackle.
            call.
            caw. like a cow…..

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        and the english rule most of the world for over 250 years with one language without it even having official status.
        You and your extend troop of terrorist should be shot with your own sexshit.
        go back to africa where you can hunt and live with mugabe.

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      John must be an utter stupid idiot slaving in the white man’s land and writing rubbish when the white man is away. Already SWRD tried to do what John is suggesting and its consequences was a 30 years of brutal terrorism that all Sri Lankans suffered for 30 long years. John must be an imbecilic moron who is suggesting to repeat all what happened in the bloody past.

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        Silva, you buffoon,
        ’30 year war’ and SWRD’s decision are not related. Teaching Nandikadal Prabakaran the retard should have been 3 minute work that took 30 years. JR Jayawardena was a weak leader who was for himself, JR thought his biggest enemy was Sirima, and he was busy fighting with her. ———————————————————————————————————————————— JR had no idea who was behind LTTE terrorist organization and their true motives, now we know that MGR and other Tamil Nadu politicians were behind LTTE and their motive is/was to invade Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka.

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    TOTALLY AGREE. If you are identifiesd as a Tamil Speaker first language. You should receive the notification in Tamil and English.

    These are the problems that GoSL should solve EASILY and Effectively…aren’t there thousands of Tamil graduates looking for a job……

    Why can’t they be recruited to the Police Force in the Northern Province.

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    How dare the Tamils demand official documents in their mother tongue? how dare the Tamils demand equal rights as the Sinhalese? how dare do the Tamils demand not to be treated as second class citizens in their own country? How dare the Tamils harass the Sinhala government? right?

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      Richard Kaz———————– You are 100% right. I am with you on this. Even Sinhalese and Buddhists do not demand equal rights, dignity, human rights, justice, ….. how dare Tamils demand all these luxury treatments. Sinhalese and Buddhists just accept what is given to them. Tamils should learn to follow them.

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    Arent these the problems that should have been solved by TNA and this yahapalana government which was installed in power solely for ‘RECONCILIATION’?

    Cant this government and its TNA partner even get this correct?

    What is so called minister in reconciliation, Manoganesan doing other than vituperation against Sinhala poeple? Is not this what he should solve?

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    This is f***ing ridiculous. You should show this in the news media in the South. Please give this more publicity to this. This shows the utter disregard by southern politicians. Northern province is over 95% native Tamil speakers. By the way myself being a native Sinhala speaker, I find it very hard to read this persons handwriting. Even the seal is in Sinhala and worse you get Sinhala and English labels printed on the form but not Tamil? WTF?!! I’ve been learning Tamil for the past few months and printing a simple form like this is all three languages is an easy task. Simple google translate will tell you an approximation to ‘Form’ would ‘ Pativam (padivam)’. WTF happened to the national trilingual language policy? PS- To all our native Tamil speakers- Will ‘Ceyti (Ceythi) Pativam (Padivam)’ convey the meaning of ‘Message Form’?

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    Jaffna Tamils learn majority language when they go to foreign countries, even though Tamil is not an official language there. In sri lanka Tamil is an official language, so why cant they learn the majority language sinhala.

    jaffna tamils are trouble wherever they go. Caadian government gave them permission to sing candaidn national anthem in Tamil. But why should we let them sing in Tamil because Tamil is already an official language?

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      Bogus Champa

      Copycat!!!! There is no logic in your comment. Hired gankabarayaa. Tell your master money can’t buy everything. There is a limit. What goes around that comes around.

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        Joke of the year !

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          Hey, Bogus Champa (Green Avatar)

          Rajapaksa traitors who try put all their crimes and corruption on Tri Forcers will never come back to power.

          Not a single Armed Forces personnel or their families vote for them again.

          If contested, President Sirisena, who is protecting Tri Forces by blocking ICPPED and OMP Bills which were supported by MR and JO (minus Wimal) will overwhelmingly elected President for the “Second Time” and that is the end of Rajapaksa dynasty.

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            Joke of the month

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      Champa,

      When we live in other countries we should learn to speak their languages but when we live in our traditional Tamil homeland in the NE of Sri Lanka why should we learn to speak a foreign (Sinhala) language which does not add any value to us?
      For the people in the North and East (Tamils & Muslims), Sinhala is an alien language, never spoken in their areas and not a requirement at all unless otherwise they need to go to the South for employment. Why should the people in the Tamil speaking North & East learn Sinhala? What is the advantage of learning a language that is good for nothing?

      Sinhala is ONLY spoken in some parts of Sri Lanka (not the whole country) by 70% of the Sri Lankan population (Sinhalese). In Sri Lanka, the Majority language may be Sinhala but if you take the world, Sinhala is an unknown language, somewhat similar to tribal languages. Tamil is a language spoken in several parts of the world from West to East. Tamil is not only one of the ancient languages in the world but it is also a classical language spoken by 80 million people around the world.

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    How sad to read so many angry,racist remarks. Fighting like kids in a Montessori.. after all the pain of the past. Is this the legacy we leave future generations,?

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    Sinhala women are involved in politics by talking about stuff. But stupid Tamil women are against their cultural norm involved in active politics by involving in demonstrations and holding pictures of missing people. Don’t they know that it is expensive for the army to detain them this long? They have to accept that the army killed those terrorists and move on with life. Why can’t they be like our Sinhala woman ?

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      ‘ they have to accept..move on with life..’. a mother can never..ever.. forget.never.ever. please do not rub salt in the wounds of these heartbroken mother’s, with callous comments.

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    I am not completely surprised, nevertheless sickened. Full implementation of the official language policy can go a long way in addressing reconciliation. Even otherwise, it is common sense not to issue the notice in Sinhala, unless it is done purposely. The Seal of the Achchuveli OIC is also in Sinhala! The Form is in Sinhala and English, no Tamil! This is a matter that the Police should formally apologise and reissue the summons. Other matters (seal and form) also should be rectified. This is only a tip of an iceberg. I also take note of what Prof. S. R. H. Hoole has reported on traffic tickets. I request the Governor of the Northern Province, my old friend, Reginald Cooray, in consultation with the NP Chief Minister, to take up this matter with the police and device a sustainable solution to the proper implementation of the official language policy.

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      Dr Laksiri Fernando

      I was not surprised at all as to why LTTE was able to sustain a brutal war for nearly 25 years. You would do well to remember that VP the psychopath was not a charismatic leader nor an orator yet he managed to recruit enough cadres to sustain a campaign that shook this island. I am sure you know who the recruiting sergeant was, it was the state and its Sinhala/Buddhist institutions. For the many in the South this may not be an issue however these incidents could spark another unrest in the North East.

      Please note whoever issued this warrant certainly knew the recipient was Tamil and most Tamils are not conversant/fluent in other languages. The message is loud and clear, this is a Sinhala/Buddhist fascist country, we will ruin it as we please, bugger off, ………………………

      Well I don’t think you thought about it when you proposed a honorary doctorate for Gota.

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      But Dr Fernando, dont you think that the police men avoided this pain issue ?

      Now the world would see it, they the rulers cant even provide their people information to be read in their langague …. that s no good as I see at all.
      If the rulers cant do the tiny issues such this, ho wcan they ever improve the level of reconciliation meeting with wounds of war torn people ?

      I think our people have no proper systems at all. Politicians and authoriteis should work so mutually not to make the kind of silly spreads.

      Besides, it is really unfair, those tamils srilankens cant read what PC has written in thatpeace of paper.

      Do you think that french speaking part of Switzerland would use the langauge of the german when adding their entries into the documents ? Never..

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    Don’t worry. The journalist who received that Police summons must be preserving it, thinking that it is a replica of “Sigiri Kurutu Gee” (the verses written on the walls of Sigiri Rock Palace) Hope he will not be issued with an “Arrest Warrant”.

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      In this one small example of calculated pettiness, it is made clear to the country and the world, disregarding what the laws and the Constitution says, as
      Sinhala nationalists insist today – “this is a Sinhala Buddhist country and we do what we want. The Laws, the world and the UN can go to
      wherever” That is the language of the Ven. Mahanayakas too, who have now come out of their cloistered safety to pronounce on what the Constitution should be. Tamils know that only too well. Despite the liberalism of Sampanthanar and the moderation of Sumanthiran, sooner than later, the Sinhalese will restore to the Tamil North-East what is long their due. This should not be taken as apocalypse
      but as a new beginning where the Sinhalese and Tamils can rule the island, as they did for millennia. Only this time, without periodic
      regional wars and quarrels.

      If this is allowed to happen, I have confidence the Tamils will be forced to build their own Nation. Needless to say, they will do this with great resolve, much dedication and vigorous objectivity with help from both the Tamil diaspora and the international community. The venal Rajapakses, Sirisenas, Ranawakas, Senaratnes, SBD’s and the lot will be at their throats fighting for the leftover meat in the decaying carcass of a land what was denied its place as the Pearl of the Orient by its own sons, kith and kin. Yes. I have left out Ranil, his Royalists and the Green Robbers. That’s because I know they tried to change course. Regretfully Sinhala Buddhism made their task impossible. The tragedy is there are many Sinhalese, not merely the Sinhala Christians, who regret the fate their country had to live with.

      Believe me, I am not wishing my Sinhala friends ill. I am stating facts as they appear to me and many others that includes Sinhalese as well..

      Kettikaran

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    KETTIKARAN………You Do Not Have To Build Up A Nation For The Tamils Here…………Tamils Are All Over The World Unlike The Sinhalese Who Have Only This TINY ISLAND Nation Of Sinhale To Live…….Where ever you Tamils Are We Have Observed You Are going to build up you a Nation For You ….WE Observed In Paris recently Tamils From This Country Celebrating A Religious Ceremony On The Road Disturbing the complete city Atmosphere In Which While Observing On TV To See How HORRIBLE IT IS to behave in such a manner in foreign soil …..What A Selfish Lot……It is that for a very small time we human beings are here in this world……….so do not be selfish ………….I am A Roman Catholic ,,,,,,But This Is A Country with Sinhalese Buddhist Culture where all of us should give respect…………Take A Look At The History…..Archeaology and The Cultural Heritage Of This Country and Be Proud To Be A Patriotic Citizen Of The Country That Is Your Mother Land Other Than Trying to Build Up Nations In OTHER PEOPLES LAND and go into another Dark Era That Only Belongs To that DIRTY THAMBI The BUTCHER ……Dont you think this is enough

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      “But This Is A Country with Sinhalese Buddhist Culture where all of us should give respect”

      What a load of crap this so called “Patriotic Citizen” is dishing out.
      If anybody look at the archaeology of Sri Lanka (visiting the museum is the first step) by going around the country from South to North and West to East, it is very clear that Sri Lanka is a country with a Hindu-Buddhist society/culture right from ancient time. Buddhism and Hinduism/Brahmanism are the two main religions that existed and flourished in Sri Lanka from the very early period. Buddhagama and Devagama can be considered the forerunner of present day Sinhalese and Tamils. Even today, if we visit any Buddhist temple (including the Dalada Maligawa) in Sri Lanka, there is always a Hindu Devale/Shrine with Hindu Gods within the Buddhist temples. If you go to the Hindu temples like Katharagama or Muneshwaram, the Sinhala-Buddhist devotees outnumber the Hindu Tamils. Hindu Religious practices such as the Pattini deity worship (as well as the worship of Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama, Saman, Vibhishana and Ganesha) were prevailing among the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka for thousands of years.

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      A Patriotic Citizen, or A descendant of Kallathonie,

      “Tamils Are All Over The World Unlike The Sinhalese Who Have Only This TINY ISLAND Nation Of Sinhale To Live”

      Your ancestral home is in South India where your long lost relatives (more than 350 million) are still living there.

      In fact my people have nowhere to go and have only this island which we call our ancestral homeland.

      Why do you make other people life miserable as well as yours especially ours by grabbing our land, destroying it, and abusing absolute which is given to thieving Sinhala/Buddhist fascists in every elections by the stupid majority.

      You should go back to your ancestral land and stop crying foul. When you go take your Tamil brethren with you.

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