18 September, 2018

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Kanakarayankulam OIC Assaults And Hospitalizes Children

A father, mother and two of their three children were mercilessly attacked by police who went to inquire about a Muslim man’s land lease and the dispute arising with a Tamil man named Vasanthakumar over that. The two children, Vasanthakumar Kirubaharan aged 16 years and Vasanthakumar Kiriya aged 13 years have been admitted to the Mankulam hospital this evening (9 Sept.).

The mother, Vasanthakumar Sharmila, stated that “the land in Kanakarayankulam where the Dhas hotel stands belongs to us. And of the two acres we gave only an acre on lease for two years in 2010 to a Muslim man. The lease has been renewed again and came to an end in August 2017. Even though we have given in writing for lessee to leave the place he is running a shop there against the law and is supported by the police.”  

Continuing, she told this reporter, “We have complained many times to the Kanakarayankulam police but to no avail. In this situation, we started planting coconut trees in the remaining one acre for our livelihood. This morning while we were watering the trees the shop owner deliberately came to fight with us. The police came, had a look and went away but did not tell us anything. Then this evening, with the police hiding in the shop, the shop owner called us to come out. When my husband went there the Officer-in-Charge of the Kanakarayankulam Police severely attacked him. When I saw that, I ran to the place to help my husband. But the OIC attacked me too severely in spite of my being a woman, and also pulled my dress till the two sides tore. I was standing thus in the middle of the road.  When my 16 year-old son saw that, he tugged me away from the OIC and shouted ‘Let my mother go.’ Upon this the OIC twisted his neck so hard. That he was badly injured and had to be admitted to the hospital with a swollen neck.”

Amid tears streaming down her face, she went on, “At the same time the OIC punched my thirteen year old daughter hard in the stomach without any mercy. She is badly hurt and she too has been hospitalized. We have been threatened saying that my husband was once a member of the militancy. Unlike the shop owner, we have no money to heavily bribe the police with.”.

Five separate witnesses confirmed that it was the OIC who perpetrated the assault.

A resident interviewed for this story said, “The police can be bought. Kanakarayankulam is just North of Puliyankulam. The state is trying to settle the place with Sinhalese. The Police are the driving force against Tamils. The Omanthai Police Station is now called Omantha Police Station. Every police station in a Tamil place named after a Kulam (pond) is now the Police Station of such and such  Kulama. The state’s colonization project is going on at full speed even under our new government. Even Jaffna has not been spared. Kantharodai has been successfully renamed Kadurugoda.”

A Jaffna-based academic asked “How can such a police force offer us protection?” He continued, “I expected a lot more after the Police Commission was established. But the Commission is quite public in saying they cannot rein in the IGP. The IGP himself has been videoed assaulting a staff member for not attending a religious service he had arranged. The Police Commission did nothing. I venture that they are powerless to save this Kanakarayankulam family.”

Added another person in Jaffna who has worked for reconciliation, “We are all supposed to talk peace. However, I get the feeling that doing that just buys time for these rogues to do more of their dirty work without being restrained. For example, when our TNA talks peace, it is unable to raise the heinous crime of renaming Kantharodai as Kadurugoda. I say heinous because uprooting us from our culture, destroying our culture, is one dimension of Genocide. Isn’t it so? Here we have the sad, even terrorizing spectacle of the police trying to make a Tamil family lose its land and move out to depopulate the place of Tamils. I challenge the Police Commission to make real peace by acting decisively against this OIC. It is then that Tamils can be expected to talk peace.” (Reporting by N. Logathayalan from Jaffna)

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    This is turning out to be anti–Muslim. Hate Speech it is!!

    That is wrong and sad.

    I am now dealing with a Tamil friend, an ex-friend really, a doctor and the son of widelly respected A-grade school principal from Skanda, who refuses to leave my house which I leased to him, and refuses to pay even the nominal rent of RS. 25000 in Bambalapitiya long after the lease expired.

    That does not make Tamil doctors or the children of Skanda principals cheats. Only this particular ex-friend is a rotten cheat

    Every community has scumbags. It is important not to generalize. Perhaps some communities have more cheats But to generize is to be very unfair to those members of a community who do not fit the generalization.

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      It is important not to generalize. Perhaps some communities have more cheats

      You are confused. You are telling “Perhaps some communities have more cheats”. Then you are blaming other commentators as anti-Muslims. Come on! Come out open man! Which community in your opinion perhaps cheating more? Don’t cook it up hidden in your mind against a community, but spit out and get it over! Be an outspoken plain one like other commentators.

      You are saying a Hindu holding your house and not releasing it. You are generalizing Hindus are stealing Christians property.
      You house is in Colombo and a Hindu is leasing. Don’t be such naive to hide the truth. In all over South, until 1983,(After that I heard ordinary Sinhalese were scared to rent to Tamils because of Sinhala rowdies retaliation) the most preferred tenants had been Tamils. If it was a Sinhalese property, the most preferred tenants next to Colombo Diplomats were Jaffna Tamils- Period. If you tell them you were Tamil, they will ask you if you are from North. You rented to Hindu Tamil, because your selected the cream to rent it out. Your mind said Hindus are best tenants, until you got into UOJ trouble with VC Vasanthi. Your luck everywhere, just like in UOJ, here too it is gone wrong. So you are saying “Perhaps some communities have more cheats”.
      Please unplug your brain and clean it in high pressure car washing station. It has gathered lot of grease. Thar was war going in Lankawe because Sinhalese oppressing Tamils. Here is Sinhala Police Rowdy was bought a Muslim trader. Please come to know that.

      I am having a doubt now. Why did you get into this? Are you telling though you are not able to get along with Hindus, your Hindu tenant did not hire Rapist Police rowdy to beat up your wife, daughter and Son? Thanks man to exonerating a Hindu man.”Kilingchalum Pattu”. (Torn off, but it is a Silk, still)

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        I do not see Prof. Hoole even once mentioning that the tenant is a Hindu.

        Mallaiyuran has gone off at a tangent. This is typical of those CT Goebbelses who always write against Prof. Hoole and whatever he writes. Such a long rant, and out of thin air too! Now the anti-Hoole crowd will read Mallaiyuran and be satisfied assuming that he wrote against Hindus.

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          rich
          i think he has mentioned skanda school.So he must be a hindu.Hoole is a fool to give to a hindu.Since he is so anti hindu,he should have given to a christian or catholic.Chances are better that they will leave when asked because they are the most decent among sri lankans by far from my experience.

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            Dear Hoole, this is a conflict between one Muslim and a Tamil and to say that what is being said as anti-Muslim. Not only you, I have also been a victim of an unscrupulous tenant this time a Muslim person. After 1983 riots, though not being affected thought of moving away to a safer area for two years, and at that time a Muslim neighbour of mine recommended his brother to be given my house on rent and that he will guarantee that after two years he will see that he will vacate the house. I gave the major part of the house on rent keeping the annexe for me to stay whenever I come to Colombo. After two years when I asked him to leave, he refused to go and stopped paying any rent which was reasonable at that time. Not only that he made an entry to the police that I am creating trouble to him. Police favoured him and filed a case in courts to prevent me from entering the property. The magistrate visited the property and found for herself the truth, but made a racist decision barring me from me from going to my property. I had no option than to file a civil case to eject him, which my tenant knows that it will take a long time to finish, and he could stay without paying any rent. I did not stop with the case, but with help of my Sinhalese friends arranged thugs to hammer him. That is the way I got my property back. The brother of the tenant who gave me assurance turned his back saying that he could do nothing. Because I had money and influence with Sinhala neighbours that I was able to get my house in Borella in 30 perches land. There are several people who have faced such problem, not only you. For you to bring your case up, shows that you have a hidden agenda.

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              are you sure you had a muslim neighbour?

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                His name is Saleh, originally from Hultsdorf, moved into the neighbourhood in late 70s having bought that property from a Sinhala widow. His wife is Indian Tamil Hindu from Kotahena, converted to Islam after marriage. I trusted him because I knew him in school as a year junior having come to Royal for his A’level after his earlier education in Zahira. When I was having problem with his brother, he and the family migrated to USA where they are at present.

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        “After that I heard ordinary Sinhalese were scared to rent to Tamils because of Sinhala rowdies retaliation) the most preferred tenants had been Tamils. If it was a Sinhalese property, the most preferred tenants next to Colombo Diplomats were Jaffna Tamils- Period.”

        A self-congratulatory, self-affirming generalization.

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      hoole

      this is also what i said.This has nothing to do with race really.It is happening everywhere because of the flaw in the law.Good that you showed what happened to you before some more racists start to go on and on about muslims.

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        Where is it happening everywhere? It is only happening in the north and east on a large scale the systematic appropriation and stealing of Tamil lands with impunity , by . certain Muslim establishments, politicians and opportunists, the Sinhalese Sri Lankan government , armed forces/police and government departments like Forestry and Archaeological , that seems to be run by Buddhist monks. If you do not want to admit this or recognise this or want to be an apologist for reasons only known to as , I have noticed you post under a Tamil identity but your comments are very pro Sinhalese , this is your problem not ours. Stating the truth or fighting for your just rights is not racism , however oppressing another person or condoning it like you is racism. Being a Muslim has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. It is a religious identity not a racial or ethnic identity . Only in Sri Lanka it has become an ethnic identity , done deliberately to divide and rule the island’s Tamils and weaken them. Therefore Tamils are divided into Sri Lankan Tamils , Indian origin Tamils, Muslims. Colombo Chetties, Barathas. Divide all into little sections , make them disunited and fight with one another and ultimately destroy the whole lot. The Sinhalese used the Muslims who are Tamils in their fight and oppression against the island’s Tamils , with lies( not Tamils but Arabs/Moors) and various little perks to their elite and politicians, and after they had defeated the Tamils , turned against them. Sinhalese and Tamils are ethnicities but still not different races, as they both belong to the ancient Dravidian/Proto Tamil race. Muslims are a religious group not a race or ethnicity. Their ethnicity is Tamil not Moor. They arrived from South India not from Morocco or the Arabian Gulf.

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          rohan

          “Where is it happening everywhere? It is only happening in the north and east on a large scale the systematic appropriation and stealing of Tamil lands with impunity ,”

          you seem to be a shrewd guy twisting what i said.When i mentioned happening everywhere readers know very well it is in the context of where you willingly give your property as hoole and the man in the article did on rent and then the tenant or lessee refuses to quit.I have mentioned it is a loophole in the law whre they can’t be ejected easily that makes them do it in the first place.

          What you are doing is bringing out systematic appropriation and stealing which does not cover these two cases.For that you should take it up with sampanthan of the east and wiggie of the north and ask them why especially sampanthan who has parliamentary privilege and access not taking it up there.Also kindly ask them since for the last three years why they have not asked even once for the 13th amendment to be fully implemented and land and police powers be devolved,if as you say these tamil lands are being lost the tamils would have been in a better position to fight against it if they had these powers under them.

          On a different note humans created most of everything on this planet but not land.Therefore they cannot claim ownership to lands.The supreme being who created the land will decide who lives and where,which race has to die off etc.

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      S.R.H Hoole it is important not to generalise , however there is a concerted effort by certain Muslim politicians and organisations to use any method , lies, false propaganda, coercion ,Sinhalese racism , funds obtained from the Arabian Gulf to grab as much as lands from the Tamils in the north and east , for their Islamisation programme. I can name at least two Muslim politicians one from Mannar and the other from the east but they are all in this. There was one prominent Muslim activist , who used to post articles here , openly lying to many western embassies that around 200000-300000 Muslims must be settled and returned to the north as this is the number with natural increase that the LTTE chased out. It was a blatant lie, to settle as much as Muslims in the sparely populated Vanni and Mannar regions and make them Muslim majority. The LTTE chased out around 60000 Muslim from the whole north and , after 20 years , even if they were producing like mice , their natural increase would not have amounted to 200000-300000 and most of these Muslims now settled in Muslim majority Puttalam do not want to return. Leave the Muslims, the Sri Lankan government the Sinhalese armed forces/Police in cohorts with Forestry and Archaeological department and extremists Buddhist monks are running amok in the Vanni , claiming Tamil lands on all sorts of bogus pretences to settle Sinhalese . This is the truth and this has nothing to do with prejudice or anti Muslim bias. There are lots of good Muslims and bad Tamils but this fact does not hide this truth.

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      SRH H please note that the news item clearly says “Reporting by N. Logathayalan from Jaffna”. The reporter mentions the word ‘Muslims’ once and the victims just once. SRH H has the heart to say “……anti–Muslim. Hate Speech it is!!”.
      The man does not see the trauma the two children are going through and the baby girl unable to understand why her parents were beaten up.
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      A hallmark of SRH Hoole is to attract attention of readers and lead them into his own agenda he is really interested in ramming. In this case it is his stoush with one of his ex-friend-tenants . Is it ethical to do so? This man needs help.
      Carlos Carlos Carlos Fonseka: You were (are?) his only friend. Please step in. We forgive you for the U-turn on the burning down of Jaffna Library.
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      Carlos please read the recent SRH H article
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/electoral-justice-rule-of-law-undermined-by-social-hierarchies/
      Prof SRH Hoole mentions his experience as an observer at the recent election in Pakistan. He discussed delays in our court system with ‘my fellow observer from Britain, Judge Shamim Qureshi’. He then goes on ~ “I told him of my failure to eject an nonpaying doctor to whom I had leased my house in Bambalapitiya without a single hearing nearly a year after filing because those serving papers asked to be “looked after”. My lawyer will not complain because if she does her cases will never move”.
      Positively unethical to discuss personal matters in an international forum and worse write about it.

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        I think Prof. Hoole’s comment on hate speech was about the anti-Muslim comments here and not the article. That should he clear to most intelligent people who have understood him correctly in commenting on his comment. You, K. Pillai, do not seem to see the hate speech in the comments to make you comment.

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          Rich: My comments were on the article and not on other comments.
          However I apologise to SRH H for the first sentence. The way I interpreted appeared to be the obvious.
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          The second sentence stands exactly as is where is.
          The rest of my comments stand.
          Ask SRH H about ethics.

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        Seems like K. Pillai is twisting what is obviously a private conversation on the sidelines of a conference to a discussion at an international forum.

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          Mrs. Siva: If you look at the link, SRH H has not stated that the discussion with his fellow observer from Britain, Judge Shamim Qureshi was private. Where is the twist you speak of?

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      It is not Tamil Sinhalese, or Muslim that matters here. It is the Kanakarayankulm OIC who should be dealt with. It is not known as to what race the OIC is. The situation has deteriorated so much that no news can be mentioned without mentioning the race of the people involved. What a pity?
      Let it be any one who is at fault take appropriate action immediately.
      “Netri Kannai Kaddinalum Kuttram Kutrame” (Meaning a fault is a fault even if committed by god- in this case Lord Shiva))

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    This is what community policing in the time of liberation looks like. Too many stories like this.

    Impartial is a non-existent word to our Police. From top to bottom, rank and money talks. Tough titties if you are at the bottom of the heap. Worse, if you are at the bottom of the heap, and with assets that someone else wants. In this warped new liberated world, brute force triumphs. Justice and the judiciary be buggered. The law of the jungle prevails.

    Woe is life for the poor man. No chance of inheriting this shitty old world.

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    Issue here is might is money. Money can’t buy love but certainly the law in this country. Police force has been manipulated using money and power. Act of punching a girl child is gruesome and inhuman. Every police station is having a division to protect women and children. Day by Day standards are detoriarating where have the patriots and the nationalist gone.

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      You are right.Chmpas and Sumanes keep silence when something like happening in the North East Srilanka. For them, these poloicemen are war hero’s. In recent article, someone highlighted about the massive expenditure on keeping the military. But, they found a place to keep the military and to earn their wages using the lands of Tamils, bribe from tamils. If you analyse, most of the Sinhalese population earn more from the Tamils than they earn from government funds.

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    The Oppression Continues.
    Early this morning (13 Sept. at 3:00 am) two soldiers intruded into a household to either steal or sexually harass the womenfolk. This was in Poonari Kariyaalainaahapaduvan Ganesh Settlement (பூநகரி கரியாலைநாகபடுவன் கணேஸ் குடியிருப்பு).

    Fortunately when members of the household shouted, neighbours came to their aid and captured the two soldiers who have been handed over to the Mulankaavil Police.

    This is based on information from Mr. Logathayalan.

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