18 October, 2017

July: Indelibly Implanted In The History And Memory Of Eelam Tamils

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar –

Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

July 1983 witnessed one of the worst ethnic cleansing programme methodically planned and meticulously executed by the then JR government and its hoodlums ably assisted by the security forces and some ministers. The whole country was immersed with flames of fire and hatred towards the helpless and hapless innocent Tamils. The killing of thirteen soldiers on 23rd July 1983 by the LTTE in Jaffna provided the government with an excuse to embark on a killing and looting spree after the burials of the soldiers in Kanatte.

Innocent Tamils seen on roads or travelling in buses were dragged, killed and/or set on fire alive. Tamil business and establishments were looted and burnt.  Tamil homes were identified with the help of voter’s lists, and were looted and burnt. All these inhuman and uncivilised acts sponsored by the JR government went on unhindered for a week. Once the dirty mission was accomplished Jr. justified the mayhem by saying that “this is the natural response of the  Sinhalese against Tamils”. The previous state sponsored riots in 1956, 58, 77 and 81 enthused and acted as incentives for the 1983 progrom.

1983 pic by Chandraguptha Amarasingha - A Tamil boy stripped naked and later beaten to death by Sinhala youth in Boralla bustation

1983 pic by Chandraguptha Amarasingha – A Tamil boy stripped naked and later beaten to death by Sinhala youth in Boralla bustation

July also unfolded the most daring and distressing events for the Eelam Tamils. The daring suicide attack by Miller destroyed the army camp located at Nelliadi Central College. The brutal massacre of 53 persons including Kutimani, Thangathurai, Jegan and Dr. Rajasundaram and in the Wlikade prison with the blessing of JR government horrified the world. The subsequent mayhem unleashed by pre-arranged UNP thugs went on for one week with security forces standing and enjoying the lootings and killings.

The Tamils all over the island except those in the North and East became instant refugees with nothing in their possession except their lives. They were then transported to North and East, the homeland of  Tamils to ensure their safety.

The writer of this article would like to state that the Tamils took refuge in the Tamil Eelam areas whether be Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar, Batticaloa or  Trincomalee. But the 1983 genocide told us in a telling language that we are not safe even in our traditional Tamil homelands. The writer would like to quote late Lamented Vanniyasingam of his warnings following the 1958 racial ritots to us that “a stage may come, that we may not be safe even in our homelands and we may be dumped in the Indian Ocean. He was charged as a prophet of gloom but his prophesy had been proved right, that’s why we, Tamils, are a nation of refugees without a land of our own.

This ethnic cleansing awakened the Tamils to a new phase of self-recognition and defiant methods to face and resist the  Sinhala brutalism. The battered Tamil youths in thousands joined the militant movements to fight the Sinhala security forces militarily. LTTE became the most dominant and aggressive force which for thirty yeaars spread, panic and fear among the Sinhalese and also to the governments which ruled until 2009 May when international complicity spearheaded by India lead to its defeat.

The current Tamil political situation is fluid and volatile. Tamils and their political leaders are searching for solutions and a viable political agenda to salvage the Eelam Tamils who are now being suffocated with the security forces their basic fundamental rights being trampled, their safety being threatened by government stooges and state sponsored thugs.

The  Eelam Tamils and Diaspora should rise to the occasion and stop the sinister schemes of Rajapakses. A united front is the need of the hour and co-ordinated joint action involving the public with mass agitations, demonstrations and civil disobediance campaigns are the legitimate weapons which have to be resorted. Undoubtedly, the international community has realised the hyprocrisy of Sri Lankan governemnt and has put the Sri Lanka in dock to answer many questions which remain unresponded. So far the Tamils worldwide have to exploit this opportunity fast and not to allow this momentum to slip away as an opportunity once lost is lost forever.

*M.K. Eelaventhan – Former Member of Parliament – Sri Lanka  and Member of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Representing Canada

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    Mr Eelaventhan is right. The gory picture of a Tamil boy naked and possibly about to be killed by the mad Sinhala thugs dancing in derision around him is one which every Tamil carries with him . No Sinhalese has expressed his regret at what has happened or sought to remedy the successive acts of violence unleashed on the Tamils from independence. What is Sinhala Buddhism practiced by these thugs? It will be good if Sinhalese will stop insulting Buddhism and go back to the animism of the kattadiyas-their true religion. The kattadiaya kills the occasional chicken. The SInhalayas have killed Tamils in their thousands.

    The Tamils will ensure the prosecution of those associated with these genocides. The world has started war crimes investigations. But, the Diaspora has branded what happened as successive genocides starting from 1948 when Sinhalese embarked on a course of eliminating the Tamils progressively through a course of conduct that clearly amounts to genocide. We support the OHCHR’s war crimes investigations but will campaign ceaselessly for the recognition of the fact that Sinhala animism and chauvinism resulted in the massive atrocities of Tamils throughout the period since independence and that as a result, the only solution for the Tamils is to pursue their right to self determination so that they can live in their traditional homelands.

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      On July 22 the JOINT OPPOSITION with the JVP, TNA, DNA, Muslims and UNP should organize a massive rally in Colombo for UNITY amidst DIVERSITY. CBK Should address the rally and come forward as Joint opposition candidate to get rid of the Mahinda Jarpassa regime.

      All Sri Lankans PATRIOTS and civil society groups, Sinhala, Tamil Muslims and Christians need to stand together and rally to TAKE BACK SRI LANKA from the HATE SPEECH and violence of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime that is spreading racism and hate speech to distract people from the regimes’ corrupt and crimes.

      Gota the goon is now cracking down on NGOs to prevent the truth being told and further eroding the RIGHT TO INFORMATION and FREE SPEECH in the county by spreading FAKE SINHLA BUDDHIST nationalism and HATE SPEECH against minorities.

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        The protest will be banned by G O T A for sure, using Mohans Court
        set up. This is Colombo Sinhala Democracy in control. (Home-grown)

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          Good Idea, Dinuk.

          Ranil Wickramasinghe and UNP which were responsible for the July 1983 pogrom should organize a massive rally for MULTICUTURALISM and unity amidst diversity and should apologize to the Tamil People in July 2014.

          The clown Vasudeva Nanayakkara is planning to fly kites on July 19, with the Bill on the Prevention of Hate Speech that should have been presented and passed in the Parliament of Morons in the Miracle of Modaya – what a joker this Minister of social integration!

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        Naming the joint candidate in a rally for peace and unity will ensure the candidate will never win.

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      This shocking and horrifying picture should be carried in the front page of every newspaper for the whole month of July with the Caption NEVER AGAIN!

      SInhala Modayas need to face up to the truth of their own barbarity since we all know about the barbarism of the LTTE.

      Sinhala Modayas have been in denial for a long time – hiding behind BORU BUDDHISM!

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      The only Singhalese who publicly apologized for state sponsored killing of the innocent Tamils in Colombo was
      Bishop Wickremasinghe
      Unfortunate he passed away at a young age.

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        Leon: Correction, President Chandrika apologized openly. This crime against humanity was most vile and despicable. All it did was add willing recruits to a then still not very potent Tamil Tiger army becasue more and more tamils joined them to protect and to seek revenge. Rest is history. This was the most evil crime in recent Sri lanka and it was Ranil’s UNP that was responsible for it. He is yet to issue an unconditional apology. JR let his JSS goons run amok.

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          What % were of the folk effected were JT’s who are the sole tigers??

          The fatty vp cunning school drop out and fake doctor journalist anton b used the death of other tamils for their cause and have brought the island to almost its knees isn’t it?

          The no of false certificates issued at Kirulapone police by IP who was later fatty ‘s police chief.
          The number of false birth certificates issued by ex GA (tiger)to refugees etc.

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        Bishop Wickremasinghe did not kneel before JR like the present cardinal Malcom who enjoys MR’s blessings even not condeming the Aluthgama and Beruwala atrocities by the Govt.against the Muslims and also showing a blind eye of the genocide carried aginst the Innocent Tamils during 2009. Malcom it is a shame on you.

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          Haven’t you seen(on ct) the pope Loves Goo`ta and family.
          Money power talks.
          Where does ambitious Malcolm come in??

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        Leon

        My Elders asked me to pass this news item to you.

        We must search for unity in diversity – President

        President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Friday made an emotional and unqualified apology to the Tamil people of Sri Lanka on behalf of the State of Sri Lanka and the Government on the 21st Anniversary of ‘Black July’.

        President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga hands over compensation to a victim of ethnic violence between 1981 and 1984 at the Presidential Secretariat on Friday. Picture by Tilak Perera

        At a simple ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat attended by religious leaders, the Prime Minister and senior members of the Cabinet, 30 Tamil people were awarded a symbolic compensation by the President herself.

        The Presidential Truth Commission she appointed in 2001 had recommended that 937 cases be compensated for their sufferings at the hands of Sinhala mobs during the pogrom against their Community in July 1983. The Commission in its report said, ‘The victims, their dependants or heirs should be compensated as a matter of right and not as a matter of charity.’

        All recipients who are resident in Sri Lanka will receive their compensation by the end of August 2004. The Ministry of Rehabilitation is in the process of contacting persons now domiciled overseas.

        The full text of the President’s address:

        “I would like to first welcome all of you here today on this occasion when we commemorate one of the most shameful crimes ever perpetrated on this nation. Today is the 21st anniversary of what we commonly call ‘Black July’ of 1983. We know what occurred on that day and I don’t think I need to remind anyone of you here of the details of that day and the week that followed. Twenty one years is a long time, but I’m happy that at least today I have the opportunity to correct, even in a small way the tragedy that was perpetrated upon some of the Tamil people of this country.

        Many years after 1983, my Government had the occasion to appoint the Truth Commission under the distinguished chairmanship of former Chief Justice, Mr. S Sharvananda and two other distinguished members, Mr. M M Zuhair and Mr. S S Sahabandu, both legal luminaries; and that we were able even to some extent to elucidate the details of the incidents that occurred on those days. I dare say much of the facts were not available to the Commission because of the long period that had ensued between ’83 and the appointment of the Commission in the year 2001.

        Whatever representations and facts that were made available to them, I am aware the Commissioners went into in great detail and took much trouble to investigate these complaints placed before them. And as you know they have been able to find evidence of what was nearly a 1000 killings during that period and I believe 18,000 properties were destroyed, mainly by fire, and thousands of others were injured in incidents of violence. We suppose that there must have been many more incidents that have not been reported to the Commission, simply because there is nobody to report them anymore, either in this world or in this country.

        The Commission has recommended certain amounts of monetary compensation to these victims of the various forms of violence. I must hasten to say that we do not believe that these small amounts of monetary compensation will in any way make up for the suffering undergone by those people. It is only symbolic of what the State wishes to do or say to those people, it is only symbolic of the apology that we wish to make to all those victims who have been identified and whose who may never be identified. The consequences of those incidents are horrendous. I don’t think I need to elaborate, those of you who are here are only too well aware of it. Over 700,000 Tamil people out of a total of about 1.2 million Tamil people living in this country at the time had to run away and find homes in other countries. Amongst these we count some of the best qualified professionals of Sri Lanka; committed qualified professionals and decent people. In addition these incidents of 21 years ago have radically changed the entire fabric of Sri Lankan society.

        From the top, right down to the bottom, vertically, horizontally and entirely. Violence became a major tool of socio-political behaviour in this country since then. Violence has rulers, leaders and those who govern; and thereafter in consequence many others have learned to use this tool of violence as a form of resolution of all problems. Sri Lanka has thereby become famous or rather infamous as one of the world’s most violent countries; All this in 21 years. As we know all nations have great achievements which they are proud of, they also have moments in their history which they need to be ashamed of. Only very few nations seem to have had the courage or the right leadership to accept the blame for their moments of shame. Some nations have done this and have been able to put their past behind them and move forward to becoming the world’s most developed nations. Many others like us have failed to look truth in the face, they have failed for some reason which I do not comprehend; maybe the sociologists and other types of researchers could tell us, tell us how to honestly and truthfully look at what happened on that fateful day in Black July 1983, the reasons that led up to this and the consequences of that day.

        I believe at 21 years, one is supposed to come of age, human beings are said to come of age at 21 years. At least now I believe that we as a nation & especially the Sri Lankan State should come of age, look the truth in the face and make a national apology, first to all the victims of that day in Black July and then beyond them to the entire Nation.

        Perhaps it is the responsibility of the State and the Government to engage in that exercise first and foremost, and then all of us as the Nation, every citizen in this country should collectively accept the blame and make that apology to all of you here who are the representatives or the direct victims of that violence, and through you to all the other tens of thousands who suffered by those incidents. I would like to assign to myself the necessary task on behalf of the State of Sri Lanka, the Government and on behalf of all of us; all the citizens of Sri Lanka to extend that apology. It is late but I think it is still not too late.

        There is one other country… well there are several others, but I will only mention one, Germany, which also engaged in pogroms of this type, though on a much more massive scale. There was one man in that country who 61 years ago believed that he could annihilate a whole community of people in order to resolve the problems of his nation and the rest of the world. He is today called a mad man, but he managed to annihilate six million Jewish people before he could be stopped. I thank God that it did not go that far in this little Island of ours, also we don’t have so many people, but I believe honestly that what happened in 1983, the attitudes that led up to it, and the consequences are similar to what Germany suffered in the 1930’s and 40’s.

        We are still suffering the consequences of that day, 21 years later. Germany managed to resolve it very soon after that particular regime was done away with, and today they are marching forward as one of the worlds fiercest most democratic and developed nations.

        Maybe if all of us can collectively put behind us all the little pettiness that has bound us in shackles, free ourselves from those many and numerous hatreds, jealousies that make of us little men and women, then I’m sure we could move forward towards working, living as one nation in harmony, in a search for that very necessary unity within the diversity that is Sri Lanka, the diverse ethnic communities, the diverse religious communities, and various other social groups that live together in this country.

        Sri Lanka is not a new nation, we speak of a history of 2500 years, but now we know that it goes back to more than 5000 years according to recent archaeological discoveries, maybe even more. We are proud we have a civilization, one of the world’s most developed civilizations, that we have had a technology that was one of the most advanced the world knew at that time, we can boast of the flourishing of the arts that had been stupendous; but somewhere down the line we lost our way and meandered off into all kinds of paths of conflict, without a vision, without knowing where we want to go, and I believe the cut-off point was the moment of Independence. We fought for our Independence together; we had great Sinhala leaders, great Tamil leaders, Muslim, Malay and Burgher leaders. Leaders of all the religions who worked and fought together, cried and laughed together, to achieve that freedom from the shackles of colonialism.

        I do not venture to explain the whys and wherefores, the reasons and causes of what divided us and how we became divided, I shall leave that to the researchers and the scholars. I have also attempted to write many things about this, but this is not the moment to make exposes.

        All I wish is that we can all do collectively; all I would like to ask you at this moment is that we put that unpleasant past of about 50 years or a little bit more behind us and attempt to move forward. I honestly believe we can do this successfully, but for that once again I would like to appeal to this entire nation. We cannot forget, we cannot blind ourselves to the mistakes we have made; we will have to accept collective guilt for the wrongs, and then move forward.

        When I say collective guilt I mean first the State of Sri Lanka for the horrors they perpetrated upon one section of our peoples, 21 years ago and at other lesser moments, but I also mean all the others on the other side of the divide who have also used young children as suicide bombers, and killed hundreds of people and caused much suffering to other people. They will have all kinds of justifications, they will say, we have been wronged so therefore we must do the same thing. I do not think any of the religious leaders here or anyone of us would accept those excuses. Those who use violence as a response to violence will have to understand as Lord Buddha has said and many others, Jesus Christ and all the other religious leaders, violence begets violence, it will never resolve the problem.

        It is only through understanding, love for each other, friendship and most of all understanding of each other’s problems and limitations that we can understand what has bedeviled this nation for many decades. We will have to move beyond the frontiers of our needs and our selfish requirements of what we think we should have as leaders, we will have to learn to think of our peoples, to forget ourselves, specially as leaders before anybody else, and think what the majority of our people need, even if we lose our positions of leadership, we will have to resolve this problem for our peoples.

        I hope on this day, and I know that all of you here would hope and pray with me that all those who call themselves leaders, amongst the Sinhalese, the Tamils, the Muslims, the Hindus and everybody else would be able to reach at least for a brief moment that level of greatness that is required of us mere humans, those of us who pretend to be leaders to reach that greatness in order that we resolve this problem for our peoples.

        We are willing to do that, I hope all the others are also ready to do that. I’m sure the Government will receive the support from all the citizens of this country, irrespective of who they are, or to what community they belong, in this enterprise which is the most difficult, the most challenging and the most dangerous any Government of this country has undertaken.

        Finally I would like to thank the religious leaders who have agreed to participate in this simple ceremony with us today at short notice, to give us their blessing and their advice and their counsel. I would like mostly to thank all of you who have travelled from afar to come here today at our invitation and to be part of this occasion that we have organized. And lastly all the members of my Cabinet and the Government, the officials, the secretaries, and all the rest of you for being present here today. I would like to thank the officers of the Ministry of ‘Triple R’ for accepting to organize this function together with my officers of the President’s Office at very short notice.

        Today we are compensating just a handful of the victims, because we could not get together all the others, but from Monday onwards my office will be ready to undertake the task of distributing the relevant compensations to all those who would wish to present themselves, all those who have been identified in the Truth Commission Report. I would also like to take this opportunity to express my deep and sincere gratitude to Justice Sharvananda and the members and the Secretary of the Truth Commission for having painstakingly gone into all the details and the complaints that were presented to you and for having done this gigantic job with great success.”

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        http://archives.dailynews.lk/2004/07/26/fea01.html

        President praised for apology to Tamils for ’83 pogrom

        by E.Weerapperuma and Chamikara Weerasinghe

        A cross section of society praised President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga for her decision to apologise to the Tamil Community for the atrocities committed during the July 1983 riots.

        President Kumaratunga, in her address on Friday at a special ceremony to pay compensation to the victims of Black July riots, noted that there should be a public apology for the pogrom if the country is to move forward. (Full text)

        Those interviewed by the Daily News favoured such an apology and said it was a gracious act on the part of everyone concerned to say “we are sorry”.

        It would go a long way to heal the wounds present in the victims of the brutal massacre which occurred 21 years ago.Here are excerpts of the comments:

        General Secretary of Jathika Hela Urumaya Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera said the President in her address had indicated the importance of being able to accept one’s misdeeds as a means to bring about peace between one another. “President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had been exemplary. She went on to make a public apology at the 50th Independence Day Celebrations about what had happened in 1983. However, the question remains whether the LTTE also accepts their misdeeds. The Government-LTTE talks would be fruitless if they do not show equal commitment for a peaceful solution acceptable to all. It was a shame that political leaders fuelled a communal war at the ’83 riots to gain meagre political ambitions,” he said.

        Ven. Prof Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thera: “It is true that there should be a public apology. But I think such an apology should be mutual.

        Whilst the Sinhalese apologise for the July ’83 incidents, the LTTE should also make an apology for incidents like attacking the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and the slaying of Buddhist monks at Arantalawa.

        “The President’s statement is significant but at the same time we must remember that the July ’83 riots did not spring up suddenly, but as a result of the breach of confidence between the Sinhala and Tamil communities.”

        Rev. Fr. Anslem Silva OMI, Director, Centre for Society and Religion: “If we are to proceed with the peace process, reconciliation with all communities is a must.

        It is the politicians who should take the lead in apologising to the community for creating animosity among communities to realise their petty political goals.

        “It might be very late to tender an apology as the President has suggested. But it is still worth and it is the politicians who should say they are sorry for what they have done. Who set the people of this country against the Tamils ? It is the politicians. It was a politically motivated attack against the Tamils. The ordinary people were living in harmony. The politicians pulled them up against each other and the end result was looting, massacre and barbarian acts. Innocent people were burnt alive.”

        “We in Sri Lanka have been stressing the need to reconcile with all to make peace a reality. The Catholic Church welcomes the President’s statement at a time when the country is clamouring for peace. Peace is possible only with reconciliation.”

        National Left Front politburo member Vallippuram Thirunavukkarasu said it is commendable that President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had urged political leaders responsible for perpetrating violence in 1983 against the Tamils, to make a public apology for their actions.

        “The UNP was in power then. It was very clear that UNP perpetrated violence against the Tamils in July 1983. The President had set a fine example in keeping with her words.” Thirunavukkarasu commended President Kumaratunga for financially compensating the affected Tamil public.

        “As the President mentioned in her address, we too believe that it was necessary to move the country forward. Apologies and compensations mean a very little if the country was not moving forward.”

        Kingsley Rodrigo, the Executive Director People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL): “We hail the call of the President as one of the best features of her Presidency. The call comes after many years of the massacre and crime committed against the Tamils of this country. But it is never too late. Her call is one of the best acts of the politicians of the present day. It is a very good move and we welcome and support her.”

        Nimalka Fernando, Attorney-at-Law: “In my view, it is very commendable that the President made this public statement. Furthermore, as much as the Government should apologise for the riots, I think the Sinhala people also owe an apology to the Tamils because it is they (Sinhalese) who elect Governments.”

        The President should take action against those who led and participated in the riots, without stopping at an apology. “The Truth Commission appointed by the President has revealed and documented the persons responsible for this incident and she must now take steps to make indictment against them.”

        The Executive Director Transparency International J.C. Weliamuna: “The apology seems to generate some political openness to the events of the Black July.

        What happened was a very pathetic social event to which all the politicians from the President should tender an apology. She as President tendered an apology. Not only the President, all politicians responsible for what happened in July ’83 should apologise.”

        http://archives.dailynews.lk/2004/07/26/new02.html

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          Dear Native Vedda,

          Thanks for reminding all of us, the greatest act of the Chandrika Kumaratunge presidency. This apology was epochal and was a landmark in the post-independence history of Sri Lanka. She did many other important things to bring about communal harmony in this country. These were laudable efforts, which failed to reach fruition because of the stupidity of the Tamil political and armed leaderships, and the shameful political chicanery of the UNP and the JVP.

          The Tamils have also chosen to ignore this apology, in their mindless effort to paint all Sinhalese black. VP paid the ultimate price for his folly and made the Tamils pay a price they could ill-afford. Her words reflect the thoughts of a vast majority of Sinhalese. Unfortunately, Mahinda Rajapakse and his government in their post- war drunken stupor have undermined the efforts of the Chandrika Kumaratunge. We are back to square one because of the dastardliness of this government. Shame on MR and his pack of mindless lunatics and cads.

          Let the Tamils also learn to appreciate such efforts from the Sinhalese. I repeat, the Sinhla people at large are not the enemies of the Tamils and Muslims. We should make the effort to reach out to them. They are our greatest allies, in our misfortunes. Gnanasara, the thug in robes- is not the face of the Sinhalese. Neither are the likes of Champika Ranawake ,Wimal Weerawanse and their ilk. They are an anomaly and aberration among the Sinhalese. The Sinhala people are also trapped in the web spun by such predators.

          Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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            Apology under international pressure/isolation is one thing but the action thereof is what matters- Who received insurance payments?? Just a couple of politically connected to businessmen of Colombo.
            So who cares what the wattie amma had to say.
            The present predicament of Lankians is an alternative and with all that talk sic folk can only look back- then y o u select the daughter of the devil himself who did not mind sacrificing a star to come to power and then had another kadirgamam.
            You folk seem to live inside a petticoat.
            O u r days a good spanking cleared the head so what y o u need is a good bombing till then relax and enjoy Goo`ta peace.

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          NV,

          “Sri Lanka is not a new nation, we speak of a history of 2500 years, but now we know that it goes back to more than 5000 years according to recent archaeological discoveries, maybe even more.

          We are never short of Buru presidents and that too with AngloFrench Uni qualifications ( was it purchased via video?)

          International pressure evaders immatate themselves.
          So they condoned the hambantota Sepala the international hijacker, prison rioter and present day jeep mudalali

          Noting like a clean slate after a good bombing raid like Libya.

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar –

    “July 1983 witnessed one of the worst ethnic cleansing programme methodically planned and meticulously executed by the then JR government and its hoodlums ably assisted by the security forces and some ministers. The whole country was immersed with flames of fire and hatred towards the helpless and hapless innocent Tamils. The killing of thirteen soldiers on 23rd July 1983 by the LTTE in Jaffna provided the government with an excuse to embark on a killing and looting spree after the burials of the soldiers in Kanatte.”

    This B;ack July 83 was state Sponsored Terrorism on a Large scale. It Killed Innocent Tamils.

    Black Hune, Aluthgama was a state assisted Terrorism of a limited but focused scale, Sponsored Terrorism on a Large scale. It Killed Innocent Muslims, by Sinhala Buddhist racists.

    One Common Factor in Both Cases is Sinhalese or Sinhala Maras.

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    Tamils are allowed to spread ethnic hatred.

    Muslims are allowed to spread religious hatred.

    Sinhala -buddhists should stay SILENT Buddhists when all – Joseph Rayappu, Muslims and LTTE Tamils spread hatred.

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      Jim softy

      “Sinhala -buddhists should stay SILENT Buddhists when all – Joseph Rayappu, Muslims and LTTE Tamils spread hatred.”

      Once the Sinhala/Buddhists have converted to Buddhism and followed Buddha’s teaching they will realise the minorities are not so much of hate figures.

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        Native, why don’t the LTTE Tamils convert to Hinduism and follow ahimsa?

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          Paul,

          You could not help yourself could you? The Tamils have not tried to build a Hindu Sri Lanka have they?

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            They have certainly tried to build a Hindu Eelam but they were defeated weren’t they?

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              paul

              “They have certainly tried to build a Hindu Eelam but they were defeated weren’t they?”

              The LTTE was certainly not defeated by the Sinhala/Buddhists but by Hindians, most of them are supposed to be Hindus. Hindus defeating Hindus, thats alright isn’t it.

              But then the Sinhala/Buddhist have been following large parts of Hindu practices for centuries.

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              Paul,

              This shows as to how much you know about the LTTE! You can criticise LTTE all you like; there are plenty there to mention; suicide bombings; various massacres; child solders and so on. However, you cannot certainly criticise LTTE for trying to build a Hindu state! LTTE was a secular organisation; despite expelling Jaffna Muslims, there were Muslims fighters in their ranks.

              The Tamils do not have what is equivalent to Mahavamsa mindset. So you go back to the drawing board.

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          Hey Paul, why don’t you try an experiment to see whether your great Dutegemunu can convert the LTTE members who are working for him. If that works, please let us know.

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            Tamil from the north

            Paul like many other Sinhala/buddhists in this forum a Sinhala speaking Demela, a descendant of South Indian Kallathoni.

            He/She has to be actively zealous in order to hide their original identities.

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              ‘He/She has to be actively zealous in order to hide their original identities’.

              We all notice your shameless hypocrisy ‘Veddah’

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                paul

                “We all notice your shameless hypocrisy ‘Veddah’”

                Please tell me what that shameless hypocrisy might be?

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          Paul

          “Native, why don’t the LTTE Tamils convert to Hinduism and follow ahimsa?”

          I have said this in many of my previous comments and will say it again, Tamil/Saivaites should liberate themselves from Tamil/Saivam.

          Please copy, paste and save it on your computer, in case you ask me the same question again. Since you have selective amnesia you tend to forget what we discuss here.

          Now what seems to be your problem?

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      And you, JimNutty are allowed to spread RACISM!

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      Jim,

      Let’s not prevaricate; it has been the Sinhala who singlehandedly bastardised the constitution since the independence. The Sinhala who elected the successive governments, and the minorities had no hand in this. Hence, the Sinhala singlehandedly have been endeavouring to build a Sinhala Buddhist state with Sinhala as the state language and Buddhism is elevated to a foremost place with little or no consultation with the minorities. The Sinhala use the fabricated history to justify their unscrupulous and reckless activities that brought about the ethnic disharmony. You have not stopped there; you organised and attacked the minorities with state patronage with impunity.

      Then you have the audacity to say that the Tamils and Muslims spread hatred. You are one hell of an individual; your logic is only acceptable to you and to the many like-minded bigots!

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    Losers of 1983 were the losers of 2009 as well!

    Had Tamils a drop of intelligence they should have learnt the lesson of 1983 and avoided 2009.

    Good they didn’t.

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      Tamils might have not got the message hope your getting the message with mosques, businesses and houses going up in flames. So shut-up and put up before more things go up in flames.

      That your logic? IDIOT

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      Well! Tamils may not have learned their lesson, at least as per you Fathima. You want to insult Tamils; you want insult Tamils so you quip.

      But, it appears not to be the case with Robert Blake, America and the 22 other Western countries said to be have assist the Royal Government in 2009 in its ethnic cleansing. Blake, who blamed that the LTTE had appointed the King as the president of Lanka, last year accepted at Congress that Sri Lanka had cheated America. We can go with our meaning of the word “Cheated” leaving aside the reason was given by Blake at Congress, for his conclusion to use that word. When one use the word “cheated”, you mean you completed the part you obligated to your partner in something you two associated to do and your partner deceived you by not doing his side. But, as that was the experience of SJV with his pacts with Sinhala governments and that is what Tamils tried make Blake understand. Blake’s another complain of LTTE was not taking government’s terms making peace with it. He wanted to show other how easy it is to deal with GOSL. So, he easily fell on the feet of the Royals and did that to prove that LTTE was wrong for not negotiating and at the end proved it to him and congress that he was the one wrong. Clearly Blake has got his lesson.

      Elsewhere there are news that America is on its’ way to recruit 5000 Web activists, train them and use them to topple the government. I may not have to tell you a lot of this news of who’s is behind this. Everybody knows last week’s tug-of-war between the American embassy and the Brother Prince. Here we can go little detailed. Not Deep; superfluously.

      We know LTTE did not commit to influence the outcome of the 2005 election results. So far Ranil has not blamed them for that either. They asked the Tamils to just boycott the election. This was done by them before too. TNA stayed off Eastern provincial election after eastern prince was taken over, also. So it was not an out of sequence action. They and government had exchanged money. This, too, is not new. They took money from India. They took money from Premadasa. These facts are always construed by propagandist or by half-baked pundits to establish their corny, skewed theories. The two previous elections were won by SLFP CBK. Tamils voted to her. Blake had better relationship with her than Ranil and handed over her the GPS locations of LTTE ships without Ranil knows it. This made Ranil to demand hand over him the Defense Ministry as it was creating road blocks to the way he wanted to deal with LTTE. CBK fired Ranil for having made a peace deal with LTTE. Out of North-East, Tamils constantly had supported UNP, but rarely a Tamil UNP come out of North-East. Nevertheless LTTE did know that Tamils votes would have a certain amount strain on UNP, if it asks Tamils to boycott the election. Further there was no actual prove, a change in the outcome would have happened, if the North and East Tamils voted in the election. As this this getting confusing, just to reiterate our object and to connect this middle path with our start and end, “we are trying to look at Blake’s action of is it worth for America to eliminate LTTE and then defeat UPFA just because it thought LTTE had worked with UPFA to get to the power? Was there no other better ways? “

      LTTE did know one more think. That is one they cared more. LTTE was receiving pressure from Blake, Yasushi Akashi, and Solheim like Joint leadership to go for an unconditional deal with GOSL. As the LTTE had the military advantage, it did not go with that demand. That is why the plan to wipe out LTTE’s advantage was drawn. It was a very badly formulated plan from inexperienced Blake and Company who had no idea of successive Sri Lankan governments, and not even in their wildest dream who the King was. Just few years ago, America had created and floated Teliban to remove the communist USSR. In contrast, Blake went to JVP’s office to prop up support to get help for his controversial plan of defeating the right centered Tamils to strengthen the left SLFP( Rather UPFA – it is a disorderly, radical left).Why did Blake went for this crazy idea? Because LTTE counted on America’s presence that was already there in locating its ships and if UPFA wanted continued help from America to counter its high tech with America’s satellite tech, America would push the government to right. As, with the known notorious track record of the King, LTTE may have expected America to not to continue that. Sometime, it may have put a calculation that America may even turn back and help them. But we all know exactly what happened. Here LTTE has failed to realize that, America, instead of using armed movements to topple (USSR) Communist governments, America was had come down to work with (Lanka- China) communist company to eliminate armed group.

      But here inexperienced diplomat Blake, it appears, unlike a scrupulous politician, got a discomfort feeling, that the group, technically and tactics-tically superior on the land war, the LTTE, was diplomatically trying to handle him too. It may have been pricking his pride. So he went to help UPFA unconditionally. When the politically novice Rajiv came to Colombo, even after Vijithamuni beat him up, he went smooth and polite with JR and had the Indo-Lanka Pact signed. They are still holding on to that, and time to time screwing up the Royal government when every time Lanka tries to cheat them, with the help of it. When Blake declared at the Congress that the Lanka had cheated America, he had left the Congress empty handed. The country, which uses 30 billion Dollars every year to spy on other countries, did not had a clued where the things will turn, because of Blake’s decision to a complete surrender to King. It did not happen before Blake with Lunstead or earlier than him and after Blake with the two new ambassadors either.

      Let’s look at one more time the events from the beginning, in the way Blake looked at them and see where his arithmetic was went wrong. Ranil lost because Tamil did not vote. Sinhalese liked King over Ranil and voted for him. Even the Mahavamsa Modaya crowed would not have voted to king just for his known notoriety (He had to be legally cleared by Sarth N-de Silva falsely. Now Sarth N-de Silva is preaching that King does not have moral grounds to stand for third time. That is a joke because he did not have legal ground to stand on the first one- that is still true). They voted because their perception on that time was, he would punish LTTE outright rather than the underhand techniques Ranil was using like splitting LTTE. So LTTE’s calculation was America will not feed SLFP on the detriment of UNP. This will only weaken the King. Blake did know this is the assumption LTTE was working on. He did not want him thought as a child by LTTE. To stop LTTE from thinking like that he took the same immature decision Gandhari did in Mahabharata, she heard that Kunthi has got her child (Beat her pregnant belly with a motor roller to her the child immediately down from her stomach). Blake destroyed, him, America, Tamil and pushed into the hell never can come out. Blake armed the King and brought a victory he badly needed to capture throne. This is how he closed and sealed UNP’s fate, the winning chance on the next election. If the war had dragged up to the next election, UNP would have been the automatic winner, because the marginal advantage, King had with the Mahavamsa Modaya crowd though the perception of he would punish LTTE more hard than UNP, would have evaporated. If the LTTE had finished the war to their advantage, UPFA would be there now. Only UNP and the JVP will be there. If the government had won with a slight advantage unlike this wipe out, then the Tamils still would have had their full compose and LTTE might have mass moved Tamils votes to defeat the King’s government. So what Blake did was exactly what Gandhari did in Mahabharata.

      These scenarios are clear for LTTE and GOSL, if the Blake had not involved with his unclear mind, the GOSL and LTTE must have come to negotiated settlement. Missing one term and dragging the war to the next election certainly would have made the people SLFP fatigue. LTTE would not have gone for a war on itself as on the other side of aisle, its arch enemy, Sonia Congress had come to power. It was said when LTTE had pushed up to Jaffna, Kathirkamar tried to negotiate for Indian Naval Transport to remove his tropes. But instead of providing transport, Vajpayee ordered LTTE to halt further advancing. This had put LTTE more awake for the other side activities. So, when the Sonia Congress was on the power, there was a chance LTTE negotiating with GOSL. To remove King at the second term, all Blake had to do was patiently wait, if his concern truly was that LTTE had brought their antagonist (The King) to power. But he wanted to revenge LTTE for that and after successfully doing that, on his own, he wanted negotiate with GOSL. But, that is not how the Lankan politics works.

      Now the Royal Government has blamed America as allocated a lot of money to overthrow it. Government’s stories can only be evaluated only with the usual discount percentage. And the other question is how much India will like America bring its enemy UNP to power. Further there is a question, are there any advantages to America having the LTTE completely wiped out and attempting with NGOs to topple the Royal Government? If America is expecting, with the looming threat of the OHCHR inquiry, the King to take the decision Marcus Fernando took, it appears like America still has not properly comprehended the Lanka style politics.

      We did not see any of the original records for predict 100% anything. We can watch only from outside. We have been watching from outside, many flames appearing from many sides, recently. 1). Why Royal Government hastily attacked Aluthgama. 2). Why Government hastily invited Cyril Ramaphosa 3). Why Royal Government constantly changing his schedule? 4)Why Royal Government’s Defense department suddenly cancelled American Embassy programs, which the embassy claiming that is has been doing for last four years.

      Tamils cannot go on for guessing forever. Tamils need to know something for sure. Otherwise there is nothing let for them to learn. Anything of uncertain is nothing of a learned lesson. “Katka kasadara”- learn beyond of doubts. Otherwise it is not learning.

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      This filthy dog FAT-SHIT-MA FUCK-U-SHIMA is back with her gutter talk. She was gone for a few days as she was busy cleaning Tamil toilets. Now her masters have given her a few days off and she is back in full swing.

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar –

    “July 1983 witnessed one of the worst ethnic cleansing programme methodically planned and meticulously executed by the then JR government and its hoodlums ably assisted by the security forces and some ministers. The whole country was immersed with flames of fire and hatred towards the helpless and hapless innocent Tamils. The killing of thirteen soldiers on 23rd July 1983 by the LTTE in Jaffna provided the government with an excuse to embark on a killing and looting spree after the burials of the soldiers in Kanatte.”

    This Black July 83 was state Sponsored Terrorism on a Large scale. It Killed Innocent Tamils. Black Hune, Aluthgama was a state assisted Terrorism of a limited but focused scale, Sponsored Terrorism on a Large scale. It Killed Innocent Muslims, by Sinhala Buddhist racists. One Common Factor in Both Cases is Sinhalese or Sinhala Maras.

    UNHRC begins SL probe

    http://www.ceylontoday.lk/31-67073-news-detail-unhrc-begins-sl-probe.html

    A UN Panel of Experts (PoE) has begun investigations into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner’s (UNHRC) office told Ceylon Today.

    They have their work cut out for them.

    Have Your Ducks in a Row as to the Atrocities.

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    Once again as Black July comes around, we will relive the horrors that were visited on a helpless, defenceless community. Black July was a race riot too many, and it finally unleashed the pent up anger of the younger Tamils who repaid the Sinhalese for years of senseless violence – with interest. It is just a pity that many innocent victims were caught up in the mayhem. It became very clear that the Sinhalese didn’t like it up’em – to coin a popular phrase – and it took 26 years for our Sinhalese government to find the overwhelming numbers that were needed to overcome the doughty Tamil fighters. It took them a very long time to discover that they simply could not do it man to man.

    The Tamils who left Sri Lanka lived up to the age-old fear of every insecure Sinhalese – that the Tamils were really a smarter bunch. Their success in the countries that gave them refuge is well documented, and there is more to come in successive generations. Those in the Tamil Diaspora should keep their dignity, help their community in SL as best they can, and keep alive the memory of the atrocities that were visited on them by the machinations of the dishonourable and malevolent politicians and their evil supporters. The curse of those pogroms will be an indelible black mark for ever on the governments of Sri Lanka and the people who supported them.

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      Let me just add: In the coming weeks, we would do well to remember all those innocent people who lost their lives, those who lost their homes, those who lost their livelihoods and those who lost hope, and faith in their fellow citizens in that dark July. In spite of the several acts of bravery, we failed our Tamil brethren. It was the ultimate capitulation of an insecure people. The events of those dark days will remain a blot on our national psyche forever more and haunt our children and their children. As we reflect on all this, let us redouble our efforts to never let those events of 1983 ever be repeated – we are on a knife-edge today, and only a loose act or deed from once again unleashing forces that we shall have no control over. All good people should rally to the barriers forthwith!

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        It is good to know we still have amongst us humane Lankans like reader who goes as Spring Koha. Those like him/her are a pride
        to any society, anywhere. Thank you.

        R. Varathan

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    Yes, it was really terrible what has happened to the poor Tamils. However, it didn’t only happen to them. Sinhala youth were also killed in political pogroms of the 90’s. It is a deep shame for all Sinhala-Buddhist-majority governments. Sinhalese people are a disgrace to their race and country. Their shameful ways and talk show them up time and time again. The mocking bakamuna/kokha/moosala/vitriolic faces and ways, the imbecilic pride……..all lay shame on the Lion-Race.

    However, in the midst of all the shame and disgrace of this Lion-Race (of whatever religion caste or clan), one can’t get away from the fact that the Lion-Race is master of the Island by 80%, and that should be honored, respected, and obeyed. We hope they will civilize.

    (ps. other minorities have their own shame also e.g. Tamils tend to obsess with ethnicity and caste, and deriding others comes very naturally to them, Muslims tend to take it out on their women-folk and thus assuaged, turn very easily to money-making, Burghers, quite unlike any of the other 3 races, exact revenge in misogyny and perversion).

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      “all lay shame on the Lion-Race” the core problem is in your own words, ” Lion-race”, are you not a human race???

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        “are you not a human race??? “

        They are sort of human but appropriately the “Lying Race”.

        BTW have the J T,s you support(trans folk) at least apologised for Colombo July 83 attack on Indian Tamils (some high commission workers). If not for J T the Sihala would never have attacked because all were blended- secular Colombo.

        Borella Colombo 8 Jaffna news agent shops in a row were gutted with fire at around 2 am but by morning 8:30am on Flower road Colombo 7 almost all the Indian flats were gutted and Indian Tamil school girls were raped by a mob right next to a leading girls school CMS Ladies and Russian Embassy.

        Maggie Thatcher opened U K doors to the victims. J T’s were in the ai r ticketing business and flew away in 100k’s to fund their terror movement of suicide bombs. Were the JT’s attacked then No. This crookish mentality of the JT is what most Tamils even `The Hindu` and former
        J T’s but well established in Colombo 7 for 3 generations dislike about these villagers.
        Take care kalu kade pakkam poade.

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      As always, stay on the fense ramona without taking sides. Who knows, may be the spill-over buddhists, muslims and hindus who get tired of the shallow arguments on CT will fall for the peace-dove trap to foster your paymasters desires..

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        Hey!, no such thing as “paymaster” if one wants to be rational about things. You can’t fathom good argument, can you.

        And I am taking sides……….the Sinhala-Buddhist-Lion-Race side. And I am merely giving them good advice to Civilize themselves.

        As per Tamils,………..Tamil intelligence is of no use if it can’t be put into context of the majority race.

        Muslims…………they deserved the shock or two, to realize the majority race(pity it had to result in Aluthgama/Beruwela)

        Burghers…….get rid of sexual perversions and misogyny…..respect the majority race.

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      Ramona, your testy comments are in keeping with your mongrel Portuguese half-caste status. Vacuous swipes at every race is pathetic and your attributes laughable – clearly you pick a few words and throw them about hoping the fit. You reveal scant knowledge of the races you comment on. I suggest you submit your comments to the Sinhala papers for better effect.

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        Spring Koha,
        No vicious personal swipes from me. What I say is for whole groups, with the hope and wishes that the ethnicities of Sri Lanka will overcome their depravities and delusions and become good. They should become worthy of Lanka. However, much viciousness and personal abuse comes from you. It is of little use to attack me if you genuinely to find the truth that can secure our land with hope, love and peace.

        (ps. pssst…only for your ears Spring Koha :It is hoped that filth(very much like the Burgher literature) won’t ever be put again on the Internet to insult anyone who has the advantage in an argument.

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    This is an example of the enduring Tamil victim hood isn’t it really?

    I am not taking the blame for 83 riots at all. However, isn’t it because 83 you aided and abetted mass atrocities against Sinhala people?

    By the end of 1989 you had killed scores of Sinhalese. I recon you should have reduced your lust for blood significantly.

    By the end of 1999 Sinhala, Moslems deaths, ethnic cleansing keep mounting. Yet, you still wanted more blood isn’t it?

    2009 was the year we all said enough. Although after going full circle it appears no lessons have been learnt.

    If its too hard allow me to say it like I tell an infant. Leave your narrow minded ethnic homeland back in Tamil nadu. All of Ceylon shall remain one home for all.

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      Well said Vibhushana. 1983 is the only weapon left for the LTTE Tamils. While crying out ‘racism!’ they blame an entire race. I’m only responsible for my own actions.

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        paul

        “Well said Vibhushana”

        Bulls**t Paul

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          Whatever you fancy Veddah. It’s all on the LTTE menu.

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            paul

            “Whatever you fancy Veddah. It’s all on the LTTE menu.”

            You have already swollen Vibhushana’s just before I tried to warn you. Sorry I am late.

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      Vibhushana

      “By the end of 1989 you had killed scores of Sinhalese. I recon you should have reduced your lust for blood significantly.”

      All that was done with the weapons supplied by the Sinhala/Buddhist president, Sinhala/Buddhist state, and Sinhala/Buddhist armed forces.

      As often as in the past you are conveniently struck with selective amnesia. Between 1987 and 1991 Sinhala/Buddhists killing Sinhala/Buddhists estimated dead toll reached 130,000, most of them are innocent people.

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        Well gee! I don’t know … Tamils want to kill more is it?

        Is this a Hindu thing? Is the penis talking to you again? Why not find a goat to sacrifice?

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          Time to sacrifice Goat-A. Slowly slowly.

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          Vibhushana

          You are hearing voices in your head again.

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      Good point LTTE tamils fail to realize they do not have a higher moral ground (which they had after 1983) anymore. They have harmed others and themselves by tamil terrorism like none other.

      That is evident from the author and Malla aran

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        ltte is a jaffna base created by para sihala buddhist fascist.
        neither do the para sihala buddhist have a high moral ground to kill all tamils and minorities- your independence was an accident.

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    First we want complete disclosure of the human rights violations and war crimes of the LTTE so that the human rights violations and the war crimes of the government can be recognized accepted and acted upon. The issue now is not about Tamils or Sinhalese. The issue is to dismantle the culture of impunity and restore the checks and balances between the legislature the executive and the judiciary and to restore the rule of law and due democtratic process and the ensure the implementation of human rights.

    You Eelaventhan have always been a biased actor who thinks that only Tamils are entitled to these rights and privileges and it is time you got out of your blinkers unless you really are an ass or donkey.

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    We have to stop repeating the past and look forward now. How many innocent people got murdered during the partitioning of India and Pakistan ? How many innocent Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs have been murdered in Indian riots which happen periodically ? How many native Indians were killed in Canada during the settlement of white colonizers? How many Afgans and Vietnamese have Canadian forces killed when they sent their army there ? What about the German civilians killed during world war 2 ? And more recently how many innocent Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims did the LTTE butcher ?
    People like mannikasakar who come from a totally alien culture to that of Canada will eventually harm the adopting country. An attitude of getting every benefit and advantage from a rich country while having nothing to give in return except some airy philosophy will undermine countries based on western values.That harm in terms of integrity and decorum will not be easily corrected

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    There is little question JRJs goons – under the inspiring leadership of the low-caste former Keralite Cyril Mathew, R. Premadasa, Gamini D,
    Lalitha R, Ranil W et al – created history in the Island’s annals by collectively punishing innocent civilian Tamils – children, women and the old not excluded. To some Sinhala patriots then and now “Tamils in the South were taught a damned good lesson” – if you want to call it that. But I do not agree with the description. I think the Sinhalese harmed themselves more – as we see all over the world.

    All that is 3 decades ago. Now we have a new generation and we have a responsibility by them. Now we have a Sinhala Govt that helped to unearth hundreds of thousands of mines in Tamil land, is gradually employing Tamil youth into the Police and armed forces, reluctantly helping in the development of the North-East with Power, Water, employment opportunities and so on. They will be forced to empower the NPC soon. Without doubt, the excessive Sinhala army is in the ground insulting and harassing Tamil civilians, girls and women. Admittedly, they have stolen some of our valuable property for tourist homes, Buddhist viharasa, schools and so forth.
    But is it not time for us also to come half-way and allow the Sinhala Govt to offer peace, normality and a better life. Let us accept the fact that Sinhalese fear the Tamils too – whether real or imaginary being another matter. Let them continue their diabolic work and we will resist them – legally and morally supported by the global community. The despised Rajapakses are not going to be there always.
    The Sinhala mindset in the South, as you see from the language of CBK, Sobitha Thero, the JVP, Sarath Fonseka et all is changing towards coexistence.

    I have heard many responsible and senior Sinhalese insist Sinhala and Tamils must get together and start a new future. The climate is right – and it should be done now.

    R. Varathan

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      R. Varathan

      “under the inspiring leadership of the low-caste former Keralite Cyril Mathew, R. Premadasa, Gamini D, Lalitha R, Ranil W et al”

      Would you like to retract the adjective low-caste from your comment?

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        OK. With apologies. I meant more the low class behaviour than the accident of birth.

        R. Varathan

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          R. Varathan

          Thanks

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      “But is it not time for us also to come half-way and allow the Sinhala Govt to offer peace, normality and a better life.” Could you describe what the Tamils have to do for that? Like Muslims, get some Minister posts, get involved in bribes and women, fall on the Royal government feet and face our own Aluthgama?

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        Thank you, Mallaiyuran. This is the question all Lankan Tamils, within and outside, must ask ourselves at this point of time.
        To begin with the Rajapakse Family must respect the will of the Tamil Nation as democratically expressed in the last NPC Election and allow CM Wigneswaren to function effectively. To start with this policy of blocking sufficient resources to run the NPC must be given up. There should be a civilian Governor – even a respected Sinhala official; a Secretary of the NPC of his choice drawn from the Administrative Service. TNA has in record what they consider as the minimum to go forward the reconciliation path. When this is done – after an year or two of satisfactory movement, TNA should begin 1-to-1 negotiations with the 3 Rajapakse Bros – the de facto political power in the country. As the entire country knows Parliament now is irrelevant with the Opposition hardly mentioned in any significant manner. The House is now only identified as a market place for racketeering in Luxury car permits where MPs and Hon’ble Ministers hobnob with the underworld.

        The Rajapakse Brothers now know TNA will not fall into their ill-thought of attempt to go by a Parliamentary Select Committee packed with Rajapakse robots. At all times, the Rajapakses should be assured Lankan Tamils have no intention of linking up with Tamilnadu or to go separate – a delusionary fear created by Sinhala demagogues. Sinhala fears must be addressed – be they real or imagined. But our cultural connections with Tamilnadu must continue. Once Tamils get back their normal lives the Tamilnadu element in our political space will gradually wither away to India’s and Tamilnadu’s relief. There must be transparency in the discussions and the country fully kept informed of all details.

        I believe, at no stage will the TNA men and women ever join the Rajapakse Cabinet – in the foreseeable future. Tamil politicians (except the two – unohoo)have so far shown they have integrity and calibre and thus have won respect from the Sinhala South. They have suffered so much in the past 30 years and have won the respect of the Tamil Nation I doubt they will sell their souls for a mere pot of porridge. But, as I have left space here, there is nothing to stop them from being part of a future Cabinet after normalcy returns to the Tamil areas.

        I wish to see a greater participation by regular serious Tamil writers to these thoughts.

        R. Varathan

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        Mallaiyuran

        “get some Minister posts,get involved in bribes and women, fall on the Royal government feet and face our own Aluthgama?

        This is exactly like Tamil Nadu politics.

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    Who is this idiot Jim Softly. Does he want the Tamils and the Muslims to keep silent when the Sinhalese kill them,burn their homes and rob their properties. Not once several times this has happened with the connivance of Sinhalese politicians, the police and Buddhist monks.If it is anotrher country the perpetrators would be in jail. But here the criminals are regarded as heroes. It is the Sinhala- Buddhist culture.They will know soon about their self-destructive path.

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      Our friend Razeek may please take care of his community. Tamils took care of themselves, undergoing much suffering and also some double-crossing, for over 30 years and do not wish to be clubbed together with new “friends” or associates. That has been a long enough testing time for the Tamil Nation to realise who their friends are and who not.

      That is not to say Tamils will walk away when their neighbours’ house is on fire. That is not their culture – a tolerant, plural people whose traditions of living together with other communities goes back over 5 centuries. Even when floods and storms devastated the Sabaragamua the much despised LTTE sent several lorries with the message in all 3 languages printed in the trucks “We know what suffering and displacement is. A gift to our Sinhala Brothers” but the Sinhala media in the South ignored this early offer of friendship completely. As Charles Dana (1879) the great American journalist once said “it is not news when dog bites man; but it is sensational news when man bites dog”

      Kettikaran

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        Kettikaran

        ““it is not news when dog bites man; but it is sensational news when man bites dog”

        How about when Tiger bites Lion and Lion bites Tiger? Wouldn’t that make news? By the way this island has never been home to both animals.

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        ha ha LTTE sent food supplies to Sabaragamuwa as a propaganda. But Sinhala gover sent food to LTTE area, paid salaries of gov officials who worked for LTTE, and paid for eductaion of the children and healthcare for 30 years…

        That is ignoring the tamils in non ltte areas

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    “July: Indelibly Implanted In The History And Memory Of Eelam Tamils”

    It is indelibly planted in the history and memory of sinhalese too after the trouble they had with LTTE and diaspora.

    Aluthgama is also at the moment indelibly implanted in the history and memory of the muslims of srilanka.

    Wonder whether sinhalese with their short and sweet memories forget Aluthgama or will it be also be indelibly in their history and memory.

    Every action has a reaction they say in physics.

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    ” methodically planned and meticulously executed by the then JR government and its hoodlums “

    Hogwash. An ill organised semiliterate mainly Sinhala mob (or hoodlums as you say ) did far better than the well organised, dedicated, controlled and disciplined group (the LTTE) as you claim is beyond comprehension. As the man said ‘I don’t believe it’.

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    Quote-“July: Indelibly Implanted In The History And Memory Of Eelam Tamils”

    Aleventhan Manikkavasakar…You are absolutely correct. MONTH OF JULY NEED TO BE REMEMBERED ETERNALLY AS THE MONTH, OUTSOURCING OF AND THE DESTROYING OF THE INNOCENT TAMIL YOUTH & CHILDREN DELIVERED TO VELUPILLAI AND THE LTTE BY THE SELFISH DIASPORA ENDED.

    Rayappu & S.J.Emmanuel will have to prepare the list of suicide cadres who were elevated to Martyrdom by S.J.Emmanuel as promised.

    THE POPE HAS JUST TODAY APOLOGISED TO THOSE ABUSED CHILDREN BY THE CATHOLIC CLERGY WHOSE CHILDHOOD HAD BEEN SCARED & CASTIGATING THE BISHOPS WHO HAD BEEN SHIFTING AROUND THE PAEDEOPHILE PRIESTS TO PROTECT THEM.
    POPE HAS EXCOMMUNICATED THE ITALIAN MAFIA FOR THEIR ACTIVITIES.

    WONDER WHAT ACTION POPE IS GOING TO TAKE AGAINST THE CATHOLIC CLERGY WHO ENCOURAGED AND/OR OVERLOOKED & MISLED THE TAMIL YOUTH AND CHILDREN FOR OVER (30) YEAR PERIOD.

    Wonder how many time over the POPE will have to apologise when he visit Sri Lanka onbehalf of the Catholic Clergy & RanKNEEL Junior or senior a Cabinet Minister in July 1983 will have to apologise onbehalf onbehalf of the UNP & his Uncle for what happened in July 83.
    A TALL ORDER FOR THE POPE AND RANKNEEL…………

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    Mr.Manickavasagar,or easy

    The 1983 massacre was a spontaneous attack on innocent Tamils which is a hallmark of Sinhalese racism and hatred. They have it in their genes and the killing animal instinct comes naturally to them and if they dont start a race riots at frequent intervals they get a withdrawal symptom.
    If the Congress Government is in power they would started another race riot and kill more Tamils but with the advent of BJP they know that it will be death knell.
    So they look for easy prey and who better to pick on other than Muslims because Muslims in Sinhala Lanka have no countries to whom they can turn to for support as they are bedfellows of MR.
    As for your statement about 1983 being the worst ever massacre have you forgotten the 140,000 killed in Nanthikadal.

    I will tell the Sinhalese morons like

    ela kolla
    Fat Mamma Fuk U Shima
    Jim Sooty
    Sumanasekera

    and many others ” NO MORE TAMIL BLOOD” and I give you that Guarantee written in Tamil Blood ( Antru Sintiya Ratham). We dont care what you think or say any more as you are yesterdays men and future belongs to us.
    We have reached the shores of our PROMISED LAND.

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      kali moron,

      there is no pleasure in this world for me to remind you that your friends, relations and family were massacred in Nanthikadal lagoon. we’ll never let you forget it and we’ll remind you that time to time and we even have national scale celebrations to commemorate the victory of crushing tamils

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        ela kolla you idiot:

        For your inforamtion we would have parted company with you in a few months for you to remind us.
        Let me give yoy some facts and it is a biter pill for you to take. But what do you exepct from THUGS like you and the Hambanthotta THUG.

        Your boss the Hambanthota THUG was humliated by Modi.
        He then came back and unleashed attacks on MUSLIMS carried out by THUGS like you.
        The THUG made it possible for Pakis to come to Sinhala Lanka without the need for visa to recruit Muslim trerrorists to attack INDIA. So what has Modi done he has ordered MR the THUG to cancel the concessions given to Pakis and MR has simply obeyed the orders . WHERE Is you fredom you Moron. Whether you like it oe not You are an INDIAN COLONY.
        By the way MR the THUG was also ordered not to get too close to CHEENAVEDI.

        Lern to live with the new realities and tuck your tail between your legs if you have one IDIOT.

        Have you also noticed everytime you and your colleagues Fat Mama and Jim Sooty open your mouth you lose your deposit for popular votes. Why dont you hang your boots and go into VANAVASM.

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          kalistani

          “Why dont you hang your boots and go into VANAVASM.”

          We don’t want him/her/it in the jungle.

          Either keep him/her/it with you or send him/her/it to South India whence came his ancestors, like yours.

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        ela kolla the servant:

        The only thing you have on a National Scale ( I mean the 20 milllion of you) to celebrate is the day you lost your SOVEREIGNTY to master India under Modi. MR has been taking orders with humilty.

        SAMPUR
        CANCELLING VISAS TO PAKIS
        STOPPING CONCESSIONS TO CHINA. ( Cheenavedi)

        Many more in the pipe lines. The above was just a bulk ( small )issue.

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          kali the moron, you can remember your late friends, family, relations who were butchered in nandikadal by lighting a candle at home,if you have a home

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            ela kolla you fool and a SLAVE:

            Man you have run out of ideas to throw at All you can utter is Nanthikadal nothing else.
            The future is more important but it is obvious you dont have one.
            SLAVES dont have a future as we know from history ” Kunta Kinte ” never had one.
            Let me tell what a SLAVE is:

            A SLAVE is one who takes orders from a Master.
            In the case of the THUG from Hambanthotta he is now taking orders from the Master Modi.
            Instead of shouting from the hip about Nanthikadal answer the point man and if you have the Guts tell me why the THUG MR is not a Slave.

            We know all about Krishanthi . Isaipriya , and the horrors of Nanthikadal where you killed 140,000. They are all fresh in our mind and we dont need reminding as we will never forget it . I have got pictures of the Killing fields lining my wall to remind me every morning and evening of what you THUGS did in the name of humanity.

            You RACIST SCUM BAG I am going to follow you to the GRAVE. Make now mistake.

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              kali moron, there is no pleasure in this world for me to remind you that your friends, relations and family were massacred in Nanthikadal lagoon. we’ll never let you forget it and we’ll remind you that time to time and we even have national scale celebrations to commemorate the victory of crushing tamils

              would love to see you in hell

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    ex-MP left why he Sri Lankan because he denied Democracy of an Island. He more or less support politics of Terrorism Of Tamils by LTTE hidden agenda. Such man is negative move and undermine Canadian society democrat norms. Diaspora and Tamils in Oversees are encourage split Tamil Nadu from Republic of India. Needless to say that Tamil Ex-MP is one of them.

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    The writer of this article acts like tamilians are innocent. He forgot to mention that when the tamilians controlled the north and east, they comitted a severe genocide against innocent Muslims. The tamilians were far more brutal than sll of the Sinhala thugs combined.

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      Upasena

      “He forgot to mention that when the tamilians controlled the north and east, they comitted a severe genocide against innocent Muslims.”

      Could you define genocide and then explain how this relates to Muslims.

      “The tamilians were far more brutal than sll of the Sinhala thugs combined.”

      Can I see your comparative study on brutality.

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    How about May?

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    May is a better month than July.

    2009 was a better year than 1983.

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