25 August, 2019

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JVP Councillor Samantha Widyarathna Seeks UNHRC Intervention To Secure Compensation Over Uva Wellassa Rebellion In 1818

JVP Uva PC member Samantha Widyarathna has proposed to the council to submit a letter to the UN Human Rights Commission seeking its intervention to obtain compensation from Britain over the famous Uva-Wellassa rebellion in 2018.

Samantha Widyarathna

Widyarathna’s proposal has been approved and presented before the council by Uva Provincial Council Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dissanayake, a member of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

Widyaratna had proposed to present the letter to the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) to mark the 200th anniversary of the Uva-Wellassa battle in November, this year.

The Chief Minister, officially presenting opposition member Widyaratnna’s proposal to the council, had said the carnage that happened in 2018 was the main reason for severe poverty and lack of development still rampant in the area.

The proposal also says the British counter-attack on Uva-Wellassa riot was the worst military assault carried out by the British Army in its old empire.

Demanding compensation from Britain over its military assault on Uva-Wellassa in 1818 was a popular idea mooted by the ultra-nationalist political parties and organizations, from time to time.

However, this was the first time a member of the Marxist JVP acted on the idea, seeking the intervention of the global human rights body.

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    Unlikely this will be allowed to proceed. Given the intensity of bloodbath and mayham Brits laid there, they will have to sell part of London to pay reparations if they lose. Best of luck to our JVP comrades !

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      British will say that they killed those terrorists in order to save 300,000 Sinhalese.

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        Oh what a Moron. The JVP is a disaster on wheels.
        JVP is also now getting into the act of Weaponizing History, Culture and perhaps religion, just like the other intellectually corrupt and morally bankrupt political parties – UNP-SLFP/PP- TNA that weaponize religion to divide distract and Rule in Lanka.
        JVP is also now in the “Fake Reconciliation with a New Constitution” Corruption Racket funded by foreign donors that are playing games in Lanka today –as the Cold War between China and US hots up in the Indian Ocean. The weaponization of Culture and the fetish of

        New Constitution making is to distract everyone from the Big Problem – the need for a New Political Culture and the current massive corruption epidemic and money politics that has caused the Economic and Debt Crisis and crash of rupee..
        The weaponization of culture,, history and religion is of course an old Colonial strategy – to “Divide and Rule”, and also a core doctrine of Counter-terrorism manuals and CIA playbooks to destabilized and control countries. During Cold War Buddhism and Islam were weaponised in Middle east and Afghanistan Southeast Asia -against Russian and Chinese Communism.

        trying to abolish the Executive Presidency without which Prime Minister Bondscam Ranil and Arjuna Mahendran would have looted the Central Bank more and destroyed the economy even faster!

        • 0
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          Attractive Comment with out showing the way to the burning Issues?

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        Dear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
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        Here’s the proof that your comments are knee jerks with little awareness of what you are saying. Politicians manufacture issues to stay in the limelight; you should never make statements without knowing the significance of what you are saying.
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        This is the third or fourth comment that I’m making on this story. The 1818 scorched earth policies of Governor Robert Brownrigg have been well known, and handed down generation to generation in Uva ever since they took place. Please Google for details. Obviously I got to know the horrors gradually. Responsibility must be laid personally at the door of Brownrigg himself; however, I’m sure that these things have happened elsewhere as well, but you can’t now seek to right all wrongs.
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        This Samantha Widyarathna has a reputation for being a good orator in Sinhalese, and for many years the main issue he pedalled was one of contemporary significance: the havoc wreaked by the way in which the Uma Oya Scheme was implemented. That is now receding in significance. He’s got to think of something of significance – and this is the bi-centenary.
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        Please don’t allow this to become an issue for us today. Widyarathna has now teamed up with the Chief Minister of Uva, who should now be in jail. Please read this story before proceeding further:
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        http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/57395
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        Education everywhere in the world is a mess, but especially in Sri Lanka. In Uva, there is a good Provincial Director of Education, Piyadasa Ratnayake, who is prevented from working effectively by this uneducated thug of a Chief Minister. Do you really care about what is happening in the schools on the estates in this area. By now I know your obsessions: how good Royal College was when you attended it; how badly Tamils have been treated in Sri Lanka for a century; how well you are treated in England.

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          Dear Sinhala Man, you do not seem to appreciate sarcasm. If Veddhas demand for compensation for killing their people, even if you sell the entire Sri Lanka it will not be enough.

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          Dear Sinhala Man, you are talking abut scorched earth policy of Uva by British. Do you know that Sri Lanka government in 1984 wanted to implement scorched earth policy in Vanni to destroy LTTE camps. Late Athulathmudali got down the formula of “Agent Orange” used by USA in Vietnam and got it developed in CISIR. It was not carried out because of advise from international backers of the then government. Even despite not using agent orange, successive governments destroyed houses and plantations in Tamil areas to cripple their economy. So please do not rush to condemn me when I expose Sinhala racist atrocities committed on Tamils. What is sauce for Uva is sauce for Vanni too.

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            Thanks, Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
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            I appreciate the tone in which you have responded. Yes, there is justification for the sarcasm, and you do have a case when you say that instead of rousing “Kandyan Sinhalese” passions for what happened two centuries ago, we should be concerned about the continuing suffering in our won life-time.
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            If the dangers posed by sarcasm are recognised, we’re getting somewhere. By warning about the dishonesty of this attempt to distract from current concerns, I think I have done my bit. I think that you’ve got to have an understanding of the Sinhalese mind-set – I’m not justifying it, but do be a bit more careful. The horrors of 1818 were real; we, Sinhalese, must come to terms with the realities of history. We can’t now simply put the clock back. Well, the average Sinhalese is not trying to do that, but he is goaded to by the dishonest politicians. We can’t, on the other hand, do without politicians of some sort.
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            This effort of mine has been the negative one, of identifying the crooks. I hope that you, too, will continue with the less confrontational line which you now pursue. Turn in to something, concilliatory, and finally something constructive.
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            I’ve just checked on”Agent Orange”; disgusting. Please, do you the like for some of the things that I’ve mentioned.
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            We, Sinhalese, too, have our problems; let’s not get in to egg and chicken arguments – they get us nowhere.
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      Janaka from Matara

      You are not demanding the former terrorist JVP to pay compensation for the death of people, policemen, professionals, members of armed forces, youth, ….. between 5th April 1971 and 5th April 2018.


      You should make a separate claim for the destruction of Lanka by the monkey army of South India and IPKF.

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        NV:
        One reason JVP has not got anywhere in politics is because they are a bunch of nut cases.
        These are the same guys that went around murdering people that were not involved in politics or a part of the military but as they were elected officials or as they saw as a part of the government establishment.
        These idiots sacrificed so much of young lives whom they have conveniently forgotten. Jarawansa at least jumped ship before making a fortune.

        Bunch of bloody idiots.

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          Burt

          In fact he should sue DIG Udugampola, Dr Go, Sarath Fonseka and their 6 member hit team, ……. and numerous other security men and his old comrades. He should pay compensation for the loss of life, income, ….. of innocent people and members of armed forces.

          I was told during 1987-90 and after many JVP supporters enlisted with armed forces in order to escape being targeted by home guard, green tiger, vigilantes, police, …………………? They would have rose up in ranks and become key members of armed forces and committed, and some of them would have fought in the war and established themselves being single handed commanders. Tamils should sue these single handed JVP sympathisers for compensation.

          Samantha Widyarathna should work with Navin Nayaka (Dutta Gamni’s son) who can type letters to the Brits in English.

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        Now we are truly back to the future with JVP populist jokers!
        This British Colonial history fetish is a form of Fake News in the current period of economic crisis is very interesting.

        Is it to spread nationalism again and to divert attention from the big power rivalry and militarization in the Indian Ocean at this time? If so, who is playing this JVP game?

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        NV,
        You beat me to it. You should not grab my lines before I think of them.

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        Native Vedda is suffering from ‘Selective Amnesia’. He forgot the destruction caused by Demala terrorists. Demalu should be asked to pay war reparations instead of paying compensation as planned by this Government.

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        Native Vedda;
        Do some reading on colonial rule in our country – especially in its early days. It would be great for JVP to pay me for killing my loku thaththa because he was an retired army officer – they wouldn’t have enough money. But my amma made me remember few versus of Dammapada by heart when I was little. “na hi verena verani..” is how one of them started.

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          Janaka from Matara

          “Do some reading on colonial rule in our country – especially in its early days.”

          I am sorry, which colonial are you talking about?
          Let us talk about all colonial rules of the past 2500 years, from North South Indian colonial rules to intermittent Tamil/Sinhala colonial rule to European colonial rule to the present day Sinhala/Buddhist fascist colonial rule.

          Which of the above that interests you?

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    JVP Uva PC member Samantha Widyarathna,

    RE: JVP Councillor Samantha Widyarathna Seeks UNHRC Intervention To Secure Compensation Over Uva Wellassa Rebellion In 1818.

    Yes, absolutely, should ask for compensation for damages and injustices.

    Now, on Behalf of the Native Veddah Aethho, Amarasiri makes a request for compensation from the Para- Sinhala ( Paradeshi Sinhala ) , Para-Tamils ( Paradeshi-Tamils) and other Paras, currently in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, for the atrocities and Land Grab of the Native Veddah Aethho, by:

    Getting back to the Para-homeland, South India, West India, East India and other Para-Lands

    .Original Article | Published: 07 November 2013

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

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

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

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      “Getting back to the para homeland, South India, West India, East India & other paralands”

      Oh dear, once banished Vijaya with the crowd, will they have access with the enhanced crowd back.

      Good to make an attempt to pave the way for native aththos but a study must be made to see whether the so called native aththo are dependents of Vijaya & Kuveni or Kuveni & her previous polygamists.

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        Real Revolutionist ,

        “but a study must be made to see whether the so called native aththo are dependents of Vijaya & Kuveni or Kuveni & her previous polygamists.”

        A study has already been made on the Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people. The Sinhala, Tamils, Muslims, Portuguese, Dutch, English , Chinese etc. are all Paras ( Paradeshis) in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho per modern genetics studies.

        Original Article | Published: 07 November 2013

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

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

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

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    IT IS A VERY GOOD PROPOSAL. NOW MUSLIM CAN CLAIM COMPENSATION FROM UK FOR MUSLIM SINGALASE RIOT IN 1917.AND FURTHER MORE SRI LANKAN RATHER CEYLONESE TAMILS HAVE ALL THE RIGHT TO CLAIM FOR THE SUFFERING THEY STILL UNDERGO UNDER SINGALESE GOVERNMENTS BECAUSE THEY GRANTED INDEPENTAND TO SINGALESE IN 1948 NOT TO TAMILS.

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      Paragon,
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      You’ve come up with the first idiotic comment. My initial comment, made a few minutes ago, will appear below yours.

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    I was born in Uva. All my ancestors were from the South. In that sense I have no right to “pooh, pooh,” this talk.
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    Brownrigg was hardly a human being. There are are lots of accounts of his being a psychopath. This was colonialism at its worst. Few residents of Uva are 100% descendants of those who lived here before 1815. The middle and educated classes are dominated by “outsiders”.
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    But seeing this report I begin to lose all respect for Widyarathne and the JVP. Note whom he has teamed up with. The Chief Minister who got that lady Principal to kneel. These are people who should be hounded out of politics.
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    Readers, please don’t try to find excuses for the Butcher Robert Brownrigg. By doing so we will be playing into the hands of these villains. This is the sort politics we should combat; unfortunately this sort of thing often snowballs. More often they distract from current events that are more pressing.

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      Dear Sinhala_Man,
      Reading your comments, one could not miss the logic that you apply to call a spade a spade. As I am a big fan you, your balanced approach is always appreciated. JVP is a total garbage. They are complicit in much bigger crimes committed in this land leaving thousand of innocents dead. Sri Lankans cannot think of a 3rd force to change the status quo to save this nation. Because, the ruling system installed by the British is so deceptive, you cannot make it to work to benefit the TAX PAYING citizens. With all the acrobatics with the elements of the system, at the end of the day, a CROOK will emerge victorious to steer the sinking ship. The Ruling Elite cabal will not allow anything to move in the right direction. Because, there is a crisis in their CAMP to find the NEXT LEADER to take over the reign, a person who could be SOLD to the public as a CREDIBLE LEADER. The public are growing smarter as they are not ready to buy the NEXT CROOK to lead them.

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    Although the Dates are mixed up a bit here, both have great significance ………
    Pommies , who were the British Colonials then, did Uva Walassa on Us. in 1818.
    Their stooge and loyal Westminster trained Servant Dr Ranil is doing Yahapalanya on our inhabitants in 2018…..

    The damage to our inhabitants- 70% of them from this Yahapalanay is far worse than Uva Wallassa.’
    Colonials killed the inhabitants but left behind their National Assets.

    Dr Ranil is not only killing any prospects of prosperity of our great majority through his “Privatise All” Policy..
    And selling the Harbors, Airports Roads Hospitals, Banks , Highways . and Hotels to the same Colonials and their mats including the Hindians and the Chinese at bargain basement prices.

    Mattala for example was sold for 1.5 Billion,
    Just imagine what Mattala will be worth in 2118?…..
    That is the magnitude of the financial damage which Dr Ranil has done to our Nation.

    And the JVP boss Aunura helped Dr Ranil all the way to this Crime of selling one of the most Valuable Assets of our Nation. for a lousy Santhosam of LKR 25 Lakhs fron Srikotha.
    If the Yahapalanista don’t bellieve me, ask Dr UNP Wije in Maharagama

    .This councilor must meet Big Boss of the JVP Anura and tell him to sue Dr Ranil , not the Pommies who are dead……

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      We are fortunate that we were able to relieve ourselves of the burden of repaying the cost of Mattala- an airport in the midst of nowhere where only a fool would have built an airport. MR did not have any economic sense when he carried out those projects.
      This country cannot afford any more populist fools to govern us. Unfortunately we are left with little choice. It is not that we lack intelligent and competent persons but they shy from the turbulent politics we have inherited. This is the price of democracy where the majority voting are fools . Refer Plato.

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    How about starting off by paying compensation to all the damage done by your goons in 1971 and 1987?! For the many murders, lost work days, good men chased away from the country, property damaged and burnt? Blood nonsense!!!~

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    As so often with History, it depends on how you present something.
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    Please listen to this. It is sung beautifully.
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    https://www.google.lk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DD7DNoPsMWL4&ved=2ahUKEwinifPM14beAhWKOo8KHVGoDYA4ChCjtAEwAnoECAEQBw&usg=AOvVaw3gIJFbQ1O_oMSeHhGx__7L
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    Two days ago, a very intelligent neighbour appreciated the point I was making. I was trying to explain how the Maldivians have only one word for “idol”. It is “Bodu”. Obviously derived from “Buddha statue”.
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    He didn’t himself know what an idol was. I played him this. He liked the singing, but then came the meaning! Didn’t like it at all. I persuaded him to see it in its context. He appreciated Bishop Heber’s sincerity and commitment.
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    If we wish to educate, we must treat the other guy as being sensible and intelligent.

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    It is a good idea.. but do we have statistics about people who died.. How many were killed? how many people lost properties? how many were taken as slaves? how many people were banished? how much is lost ? We should visit British Museum to find facts about it all..Luckily they would have preserved all document .. During the time of Queen Victoria they might have had all documents protected ? so, why not do a field research before politicians talk about this .. MS and Ranil will never do this.

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    First get the debts that Mahinda owes to the JVP and for loaning JVP’rs for protests, campaigns and labour union incited strikes and thuggery. Let me share a wise quote from Vasudewa, “PISSU P*KAYA”!

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    However the way JVP is going to get compensation is up to theirs strategy. But those guys came down to accept that they were true terrorist and no need for any compensation for them For the two brutal suppression from Appe Aanduwa, but they want to claim only for Uva Rebels. The other side is, once more, a Southern leaders, Samantha Widyarathna agrees LTTE is the Tamils’ Wellissa Uva Rebels and they asking reparation is and a precedent for Uva too. This reinstates the Tamils claims of, Like Ceylon and UK, Lankawe and Tamil Eelam are two different countries. But to come to reality, if still there are some Weerawansas left in JVP not ousted out yet, JVP too going to join the two main parties in these stupid talks in the next election.

    The halfhearted reparation bill is the latest one Yahapalanaya bringing in to fool TNA and IC. It was recognized by Tamils as a bill to pay the missing soldiers compensation, which Old Royals dodged. But still one may wonder if Samantha Widyarathna is picking on failed New King’s UNGA trip.

    Last visit of Old King to UN has stirred up South it seems. Ranil, the Western baby, delivered tearing off speech of West in Oxford. He mentioned nothing about countries current situation or rectification plans of Minority issues, Economy, Law and Order, Environmental disasters….. or his mega white elephant projects or even his 2025 plan. Ranil’s part there is black and white West bashing and soon or latter Colombo Media is going to analyze his fallen apart Capitalistic Economy Policy.

    But the hidden part is the meeting of Old King and New King on the widely advertised Interim Government at SB’s house. SB denied of any meeting having taken place though CT and Colombo Media standing behind their story. That is fine; because God is recognizing that He wouldn’t be able create another liar like SB.

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    But they seem to be so successful on distracting the people on the main topic they discussed. It seems to be New King failed bid on UNGA, where he went to demand to stop war crime investigation. The Colombo Media simply reported that Colombo Diplomats objected his proposed speech before he left and he had changed his rhetoric. It doesn’t look like that is what all. New King appears to be told at NYC that what will be the result of not getting along with IC.
    Now the Russia said on the appointment of Thero De Silva that:” As a permanent member of the Security Council, Russia defends the basic principles stipulated in the UN Charter: sovereignty and equality of states and non-interference in their domestic affairs. We stand against using politically motivated protectionism measures and sidestepping the norms of international law,” But it is this Russia’s Ambassador was withdrawn by Lankawe last year because Russia shut off import of Lankawe tea falsely cooking up a story that rice beetle was in Lankawe tea. That is an apparent case of Lankawe surrendering to Russia and China. But Why?

    So one have to think how much of the warning on War Crime Denial was talked at the last two surprise meetings took place between the two Kings. How much of the New King’s experience at NYC was inductive to New King to tell Old King that: “Lets us drop the interim government for the time being”.
    Old King had arranged with Hakeem and Rishard and Colombo Media published that story. Hakeem had told in Eastern stages that he would be ready to leave UNP coalition. But now SLMC General Secretary has said that they would never join an interim government. One day one of the Colombo Media may break out that what was the strong message New King received in NYC for all partners in Interim government to do this 180 degree somersaults and JVP to demand reparation from UNHRC for Wellissa Uva?

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    What about compensation for those killed in 1971 and 1983-89 , both sides ? This unreal mind set likes to live in make believe world !

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    What a joke. These Sinhalese racist wankers want all sorts of compensations from the British and others for real and perceived discriminations and massacres that happened 200 years ago on a small scale in some remote corner of the island but do not want to acknowledge, compensate, or even provide justice for the island’s Tamils, who have suffered untold atrocities, discrimination , war crimes and genocide at the hands of all Sinhalese governments , armed forces and establishments , since independence. Many of these Sinhalese politicians now demanding compensation from the British , including this man openly support the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the island’s Tamils. We all know the part played by this man in the humiliation of the Tamil school principal. From the time of independence to date. the island’s Tamil population have been reduced from 28% to 16% , by forced Sinhalisation of poor Tamil Catholic fishermen living along the western coast in the 1950/1960s. Making over 1 million Indian origin estate Tamils who had lived in the island from more than eight generations and earned most of the foreign exchange, stateless and many forcibly deported to South India, a strange land for them, on the basis that they are recent immigrants ( sic) to the island and have no right , when over 50% of the present day Sinhalese population themselves are descended from recent immigrants from South India. the only difference was they now speak Sinhalese and these people spoke Tamil. In the last 30 years they deliberately chased out more than a 1 million indigenous Eelam Tamils out of the island and killed over 300000 , 145000 in May 2009. However all Sinhalese governments , politicians , and most Sinhalese refuse to acknowledge all these atrocities and call the war criminals who perpetrated these atrocities on the Tamis , as golden heroes and do not want them to be prosecuted by the UN . Yet claim all sorts of compensation for so called petty massacres that happened 200 years ago .

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      I agree with all points made by you, SSS. These guys are just playing politics. I agree that we have to do much more for those Tamils who are eking out a subsistence because of what has been done during our life-time.
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      However, please don’t play down the horrors of 1818 – what Brownrigg did was really bad. You provide ammunition to the racists by doing that. I hope that you understand. Yours is not an unbalanced one by itself, but remember that these guys are looking for just anything to stir trouble.

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    Chingkallams commit ethnic cleansing , war crimes and genocide on the island’s Thamizh in the name of Mahavamsam and still continue to do so but want damages from Britain for an incident that hardly anyone heard of , that happened approximately around two centuries ago. Are these people for real? Do they think that either Britain or the world will take them seriously? Only the stupid Chingkallam will . This man desperately wants to be re elected.

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    Which Era is this Joker living? There is no doubt with politicians of this caliber there is no way JVP will ever become a popular party in Sri Lanka. This Joker is killing the popular votes that Handunatti , Dr Jayatissa and Anura Kumar can get from independent voter base.

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    Um…people, I don’t think the UNHRC has any jurisdiction over an event that happened 200 years ago. There was no UN back then. Off-course, the British will simply brand those killed as terrorists. Remember even George Washington was a terrorist. British committed countless atrocities during its rule in many, many countries around the world. During Bengal famine of 1943, millions of Indian died and Churchill’s policies were at least partly to blame. There were many factors to the famine but he made it worse. Commemorating the event in SL is one thing but what is the point of going to the UNHRC? You are only going to make a fool of yourselves. This will be seen by some as an attempt to deflect blame on our own bloody history since 1948.

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    The then coloniser Britain’s counter-attack on Uva-Wellassa riot in 1818 is said to be the worst military assault carried out by the British Army in its old empire. Demanding compensation from Britain is fair and reasonable but this must be done in steps.
    It is likely that many Lankans may not know about this and so need to be told/educated.
    Has Britain been presented with this grievance? Going over to UNHRC sounds trigger happy.
    Hard work, research and funding is needed to prepare the case. It must not appear to be a political stunt.

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      Thanks, K. Pillai.
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      This was more than I was hoping for, from a Tamil reader. Yes, 1818 was really bad:
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rebellion_of_1817%E2%80%9318
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      However, as a Sinhalese who has always lived in the area, although my parents were immigrants from the South, I’d say that this talk is rubbish.
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      In this case appearance and reality must merge: this is no more than a political stunt.

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    We should get hold of a Hollywood film producer to make a movie on atrocities committed by British ‘Awajathakayo’ at Wellassa.

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    JVP looking for funds to finance future elections ? Don’t be the laughing stock of the entire world.

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      Thanks god, JVP didn’t propose claiming reparation from India for what the indian Prince Vijaya did for Queen Kuveni, her kingdom and her people.

      More and more Sinhalese are turning away from Left. JVP’s hope is shuttered. Britain is pushed to take leadership on Resolution 30/1, because America quit UNHRC. When a conservative prime minister, who was seated on the chair by USA was blasting off West in that manner in Oxford, what else one can look from JVP sidelined by Sinhalese?

      All the worms are feeding the germs in the hope of keeping alive all of them.

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        That’s not a bad comment, Mallaiyuran.
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        Keep it up!

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    Good idea. But will they care ? UNHRC didn’t care about the human rights violations during 88-89. Because that goes against their agenda. LTTE was nothing but a Indian/western tool. They fed it.Until they organize another one similar to LTTE they will keep playing the Geneva human rights circus.

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    What a waste of time and effort. More hot air from the JVP.

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    Comrade Waidyaratna

    Your proposal is commendable in theory. We should not forget the atrocities committed in the past but before we go back all those years, are you prepared to at least acknowledge the murderous crimes committed against innocent civilians by your party?

    The Koreans wanted compensation for the women held in captivity as ‘comfort women’ by the Japanese army during world war 2, Stalin is responsible for the murder of thousands of Poles & other nationalities, the US military massacred thousands of native Indians, etc etc, the list goes on but so far, to my knowledge, it has been only the Japanese who at least apologised for the crimes. There are more pressing current human rights violations in SL, so concentrate on those instead of chasing pipe dreams.

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    The Rule of House of Hanover of that British Empire had been covered all world-wide massacres by power of mighty while applied in through world many White Man RULE by Rule Imperialist hegemons .
    High time to be address past War Crime by British in colonial governing Rules as earliest possible date relevant case that One by ONE!
    Indeed Up Rise of Uva and Wellsa in 1818 which is that 200 years of masses killing field : of that disappear and missing persons hundred thousands of Sinhalese Buddhist by British Rules in an Island 150 years .

    Despite of all differences line of theories that the key facts of issues has to be address by Human Right Commission of UN and International Court of Justice, that earliest possible date!

    In spite of all factors theses truth of claims of Massacre of Sinhalese- Buddhist majority killed in 1818 to be fully investigation are NOT that too late?

    Having said there was many historical factors and reasons behind claim was delay. Ongoing radical changes of Democratic operation having new wave has to be OPEN new platform and new corridor for to search past massacre human kind by 150 years of While Rule in Island of Sri lanka?

    Though we do not agreed with politics of JVP on principally ,but this demand was which that right claim by People of majority Sri Lankan….support for Just cause.

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    Can we ask for the 1848 MATALE REBELLION too, or disregard that as it was not led by KANDYANS ??

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