27 October, 2020

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Keppettipola Disawe Was A Prabakaran

By C. Wijeyawickrema

“If Sir D.B. Jayatilleke became the first PM of Ceylon, the island’s fate would have been so different.” – Ven. Balangoda Anandamaitreeya Mahanayaka Thero

“UNP and SLFP destroyed Sri Lanka.” – Ven. Walpola Rahula (at a public meeting attended by both JRJ and Mrs. B)

Snakes wondering yonder!

It looks like president Rajapakse (MR) is getting what he has asked for even before the Wigneswaran election on the 21st. Like every other previous president or PM, he has become a prisoner in the hands of the Colombo black-white establishment, Marxists remnants and the owner-families and officers of the gold mine called the PC white elephant.  He did not want to remove 13-A because of these southern PC catchers. Rajiv Gandhi and Dixit wanted only one PC—the merged N-E province, the traditional Tamil homeland recognized in the Rajiv-JRJ 1987 agreement.  But JRJ thought he could outsmart the young race car driving pilot by extending the agreement to the other seven provinces also. Now in an ironical twist, MR has taken a decision to hold an NP election, to save the gold diggers of the southern PCs.

The day after May 19, 2009, any statesman who has seen the dark history during the period 1978-2005, would have removed the 13-A disaster by a military order (proclamation). Instead, the politician MR placated Ban ki-Moon and Manmohan Singh. If a Buddhist president wants to help Tamil refugees he does not need 13-A or Robert Blake’s help.  Because his Mahinda Chinthanaya Program (MCP-election manifesto) was based on the Middle Path (reasonableness doctrine) in Buddhism—Ask things reasonable; do not deny things reasonable; but do not be a stick in the mud when unreasonable demands made by minorities—MR could have done wonders. Thus, give us what Colombo gets is a reasonable non-racial demand made by Col. Karuna. MR could have done any number of home-grown things: (1) he could have resurrected the Gamsabhava as recommended by the Abhayewardhana Report on Local Government Reforms (Sessional Paper No. 1 of 1999) (2) he could have copied what Sarvodaya is doing to empower villagers (3) he could have rekindled the Rural Reconstruction and Crime Eradication Movement started by the late Ven. Kalukondayawe Pragnarama Mahanayaka Thero in the 1940s, since most of his (Ven. K’s) 99 point program is still valid today (Autobiography by him in 1970 pages 245-281).

Buddhist politics    

As part of MCP, and as the person who rescued Sri Lanka, after the King Parakramabahu VI, he could have started the next “this war is not winnable” war: getting rid of the country of its evil triangle—politician, officer, NGO.  For this, the dumping of the bahubootha JRJ thing of 1978 and the JRJ-RPremdas electoral jilmart were needed. But more importantly, as a Buddhist president there was a need to remove incentives that promote separatism: (1) Teaching Sinhala and Tamil in schools from grade I level, and (2) the demarcation of administrative unit boundaries on a language-blind basis. This means MR could have done another miracle of getting rid of the nine-province colonial setup which was done for colonial purposes. One purpose was to remove any influence, the once gotten cheated Kandyan feudal leaders had in the Kandyan regions who tried to be smart in 1818 (thus the five-province division of the island in 1832 by the Colebrooke Commission reduced the central province to look like a starving scare-crow.

It was OK for the colonial masters to ignore the fact that the island is a central highland mass with 103 rivers running radially toward the surrounding coastal plains, but the Euro-centric (Europe has superior solutions), black-white class in power since 1931 never thought of adjusting these administrative boundary demarcations to fit with country’s geography.  Because of physical geography, climatology and hydrology of Sri Lanka, river basins provide the best solution to spatial decentralization of power. This could have begun from the GSN unit level.  R Premdasa increased them from 4,000 to 14,000, god knows on what basis, but it was lunacy. If these GSN units are re-arranged to fit in with the ecology of the area based on geography and hydrology it will be an ecology-based system going upward from village-level to larger river basin-level allowing several Muslim and Tamil regional units demarcated not by language but by economic and environmental geography. With this approach, if a province-level unit is needed, then the river basin-based seven-unit demarcation proposed by the geographer Madduma Bandara in 1987 provides an ideal solution (Chapter 4 in Fifty years of Sri Lanka’s Independence: a socio economic review, edited by A.V. de S. Indraratna, 1998, p.83).

Contractor path to Maslow’s hierarchy of basic human needs

Instead of taking the Buddhist Middle Path of reasonableness MR allowed his black-white agents to follow the bribery path, bribing Tamils with material things. No one denies the need for strategic roads and bridges but people needed things done so that their individual and family wellbeing is uplifted. A carpet road is OK to see but a home on the side without water or a toilet is not a happy home. They should have been given a feeling of empowerment, that they are part of the decision-making apparatus at village level. This was the best answer to Robert Blake, Ban ki-Moon or Manmohan Singh. Hundreds or thousands of contractors invaded the area for big development projects with lucrative deals (Wars and after wars are good times to make money). What is the certificate GOSL got?  See what this approach has brought back by way of gratitude in the words of the candidate Wigneswaran, who lived in Colombo luxury with his two Sinhala daughters-in-law:

“Roads and other infrastructure projects are just showpieces (cost Rs. 393 billion).The roads have been put up with the help of foreign collaborations and donations. They have been most beneficial for the army to keep the electorate under control,”

One cannot blame W using such words, because he must have seen in Dehiwala how a large notice board lists what projects GOSL is doing at what cost in the Dehiwala area. This is so all over in the South boards with Rajapakse photos along with local political crooks’. This is cheap popularity using people’s own money as these are not private funds of politicians. UNP is using such bill boards as a sign of how much commission these crooks get.

Unfortunately even Abraham Maslow is against this Jaffna approach. Once people have their basic needs they think of higher needs like Kumar Ponnambalam’s aspiration idea. Tamils in Sri Lanka enjoy more rights than Tamils in Tamil Nadu or Canada or Australia or Europe. Now they have a basic human need satisfied, security. Now if one can come and tell them Prabakaran was the greatest Tamil hero, they can get foreign help to liberate the homeland, they must be ready to fight again, which Tamil will ignore it? Material things cannot override ideological intoxication. In USA poor people vote to rich Republican Party candidates, who remove their welfare and other benefits, because rich candidates tell the poor about how Democratic Party supports abortion, gay marriages, gun control and against Christian fundamentalism. None of these are true and when they come to power they do not touch these issues but for the past 30 years or so the country was going in that direction. The book, “What is the matter with Kansas: how conservatives won the heart of America” (2004) describes this phenomenon using the state of Kansas as an example.

Humans born form a mother’s womb gets their Jathikathvaya (national identity) from their mothers and grandmothers. A person with strong Jathikathvaya does not become a Jaathivaadiya (racist). Even those animals coming out of an egg has this tendency. That is why a kaputa ejects a baby koha. World Tamils are badly in need of a country with a UN seat. Most Tamils work as janitors etc. in white countries and for them even a dream of a Tamil country is important. If it is possible in Sri Lanka why not try it. With their voting power in western capitals and the miserable failure of Sri Lankan foreign service to counter Tamil propaganda they have a new hope. In order to control Chins USA has joined with India’s 300 million middle class and USA is behind in dividing Sri Lanka into two. This is not what the American people know or want but it is the American establishment, Corporate America which is behind it with the World Christian Organizations also taking an active role. Instead of the bible, sword or bottle those days now they use R2P.

Noriega and Saddam Hussein

When MahindaR roared from election platforms that as long as he is the president he will not allow a division of the island, one can think of what Panama’s Noriega and Saddam did in the past. One waived a sword in the air and ended up in a US jail. The other who shot a rifle in the air as defiance against George Bush was hanged in a most humiliating way.  American establishment was waiting for an opportunity to get a moral foot hold into the Tamil issue and MR is no match for it. America is the only country in the world which will drop food parcels and medicines into one part of a country and drop bombs or cluster bombs to another part of the same country. They drop friends like peanuts and select friends like butter depending on their countries long term interest. The Shah of Iran, Marcos, Din Diem, Mubarak and even Saddam and Gadhafi were US friends. Simply because American military gave intelligence information does not mean they will remain friends when larger geopolitical considerations require new solutions. JRJ learned this hard way when Ronald Regan refused help against Indira and Rajiv.

If Navanethem Pillay was that bad MR can imagine how bad it is going to be when a US-backed UN Security Council Resolution knocks at his door. He will not have Vasu, Rajitha, GL Peiris or even a Dilan Perera in the kitchen. But can it happen? Yes, because using its humanistic-moralistic face USA can get China and Russia neutralized in justifying to the world and the US Congress that GOSL is acting in an unreasonable manner. The law is an ass or those who use law make it an ass.  R2P law is an ass in the hands of USA and the white imperialist west.

Law is an ass

Wigneswaran (W) is using 13-A election as a Tamil referendum against GOSL. He is using 13-A to kill 13-A, a kind of cutting pork using a pork log. W has made it very clear that he wants self-determination, he will get foreign help. The more others say W and TNA manifesto violates the Bahubootha JRJ thing the better for the TNA cause. Ironically the court case just filed against it for violating the 6th and the 7th Amendments of the bahubootha thing is a blessing in disguise for W. TNA will show the world that their vote was a vote against the entire bahubootha thing. The president and his black-white yes men crowd are all in a pot warming up slowly, His federalist and separatist friends are massaging his ego to act bravely to do justice.

What is MahindaR doing?  He is running to catch a mirage. He does not know law is an ass or can be made an ass. One day very soon, a UN agency will ask him to implement the constitution that he says he is following. He said he has to hold elections because constitution says so. What does this constitution (13-A) say?

The Rajiv-JRJ agreement upon which 13-A was based will be relevant document in any international judicial/adjudication forum. China or Russia cannot stop this procedure. According to it a Tamil homeland in the East and the North is recognized. Rajiv said in Tamil Nad on his return after signing the agreement that he got for Tamils more than what Tamils had asked for. JRJ in turn said in the parliament that it is possible that Tamil 13-A area could extend to NCP and Uva P also. The manner that JRJ was humiliated and forced to sign the agreement by Dixit, how JRJ herded MPs in a hotel and kept even the cabinet in the dark, will all be irrelevant because law is an ass.

Simply because PC jokers in the south did not use 13-A power is no reason to deny it to Wigneswaran. Vasudeva is talking b.s. Law has no power unless it is backed by the gun. This time a Vartharaja Perumal will not come because W is no fool. W will invite American embassy officials and Canadian PM to Jaffna and they will ask MR to implement the constitution. 13-A is based on the 1935 Government of India Act which introduced the communal representation in India which culminated in a Pakistan. 13-A has all what is needed for W to take the Kosovo-Sudan-Scotland path. Was it for this that the Hasalaka Hero’s mother shed her tears?

With all the cards in his favor W is getting emboldened  and even delusional. First he said Prabakaran was the greatest Tamil hero. Then came the comparison of a killer of Tamils to Keppettipola Dissawe who was treated as a hero even by the British colonial government. His brain was taken to London for further research. W even went on to say that he is ready to use weapons to fight for Tamil freedom. This was what Tamil Gandhi or Tamil Moses SJVC said when he garlanded Siva Kumar, suicide bomber’s statute.  According to SWRD, SJVC was an honest man but delusional. W has so many other delusional agents to help him.

Because Sri Lanka is protected by gods, there is still time to come out of this international king maker’s mess. If MahindaR implements what LLRC recommended, empowerment of people at the lowest possible level (GSN) with non-political party people’s committees elected by each GSN unit with ecology-based political boundaries he can meet any challenge from any UN agency backed by USA. China and Russia can come forward then because the question then becomes Wigneswaran kind of Tamil politicians operating from Colombo getting jobs versus Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim people getting empowered to run their day to day affairs.  There is no Tamil problem in Sri Lanka. There is a spatial inequity problem affecting all ethnic groups and communities. The evil triangle thrives exploiting all the people except the rich and the powerful and the crook politicians. A plan on how to implement this system was presented to LLRC as evidence and Lalith Weeratunga agreed to study it. As a former Marga Institute director one cannot expect him to genuinely support a project of this nature other than paying lip service to fool all concerned.

*C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. Email – cwije7@gmail.com

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    Not true.

    Keppettipola Disawe didn’t surrender with white flags (SHAME even to think of it).

    Keppettipola Disawe didn’t die with SUCH HUMILIATION as VP.

    Keppettipola Disawe’s naked dead body was not shown around the world.

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      But surely he would have lied kidnapped and raped. After all he is a Sinhalease isnt it

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        Sinhalese neednt rape and kidnap women. There are tamils whowould join queus to sell their women. It may be a cultural tradition of lankan tamils where the jaffna tamils will take their women folk to serve vellala tamils after they return from colombo

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          Sach

          [Edited out]

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      FUKE SIMBAS;
      Don’t foget that
      Keppetipola Disawe Did not have Walki Talkis to call London.
      Keppetipola Disawe did not have A Swimming pool to enjoy with his family.
      But Keppetpola Disawe was back Stabbed by his Own people.
      Like to Killer Pirapaharan back stabbed by Karuna Pilleyan K P, And Bribing, False Promising by Malabari Jarapassa.

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        Julam Pitiye Amaraya:

        You are a backbone less AH and you don’t know what you are talking.

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      Both Keppetipola Disawa and Prabaharan died as a result of their ruthlessness. But Prabaharan did not fight his last battle without clothes to be naked when he died. It was the Sri Lankan army which removed his clothes after he died. May be the army wanted to see if he was created differently than them,”curiosity”. By doing this act alone the army has shamed the dignity of a disciplined army. Do not forget all those video clips, how the female LTTE solidiers bodies were treated after they were killed (and some voice clips also tell stories how these female soldiers were treated when they were captured and alive).

      The author is trying to give a solution where the reality on the ground is that the regime cannot even read and understand what Federalism means. Its not separate state. Just because the Provincial Councils in the south does not have a leadership like the Nothern PC which will be elected after the election, it is not correct for the regime to bring false accusations and for the southern majority to follow the regime’s version blindly.

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        I think Lankan is correct SLA stripped his clothes after they found the dead body as all these boys admired his balls. I think many men will be proud to have the balls he had. Creating an army from nothing and almost getting a country for his people.

        You might not like what he did but you have to respect the person, what he stood for and how much he achieved with how little. I still think he would have achieved his objective if over 20 countries did not help SL and mostly India an USA.

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          You are absolutely 100% correct there. [Edited out]

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        I think armies step search bodies of enemies for hidden documents

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      Leela,

      Keppettipola was considered as a dangerous criminal (terrorist) by the then Sri Lankan government (under the British). But today the Sinhalese consider him as a Hero.
      Similarly, Prabakaran is considered as a dangerous criminal (terrorist) by the present Sri Lankan (Sinhala) government, but the Tamils consider him as a Hero.

      Prabakaran did not surrender with white flags, he died in the war as a Martyr. The uncivilized Sinhala army stripped him after they found his dead body unlike the British who were highly civilized.

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        Who ever kepetopia dispole I never heard of the guy until today. And who said VP surrendered with a white flag? And even if he did why did the Pussilese Army killed him? There is no evidence that VP held a white flag to surrender. VP is a brave soldier, a true warrior VP is. He made the SL army run leaving their jangi’s and lingi’s behind for 30 years. He did it without any International back like the Pussified Shitilese Army. Velupillai Prabaharan is a Maveeran, and he’s still alive in the minds and souls of every Tamilan. Srilankan Army or none of the sinhala mugs can match the strength of VP.

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          If Prabhakaran was brave why did he hide behind women? I ask this from every prabha fan but they flee when this qn is asked. But we can understand they must be immitating their sun God.

          After all kappetipola is warrior who died for his people and country. He never attacked civilians aand only fought with brits. If you haven’t heard of him, u re so ignorant of the country u were born in.

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            You make no sense dude. What if ii ask you that why did your mother marry a sheep? Would you be able to answer my question? Where and when did VP hide behind a woman? Stop with your bullshit dude. VP is a brave soldier , a true warrior and a legend unlike Walpola . Now tell me Sach why did you make curry out of your dad? Can you answer me? Stop with your idiotic silly questions.

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              I didnt ask you a question like that. I hope you have the grey matter to understand it.
              It is admitted in the whole world even UN which criticises SLG, that LTTE did took human shield!
              Also there are videos of IDENTIFIED Ltte cardes holding women and chidren by a gun to form a human shield. :D

              There are witnesses who said LTTE fired at them when tried to flee. :D
              what is the point of holding so many civilians? :D
              The reason was creating a humanitarian crisis and ultimately saving sun goat. also why didnt he use the cyanide? He wanted to live even if civilians were killed in cross fire.

              Ultimately LTTE especially prabha hid behind women. LTTE had done that before (If you refer memoirs by IPKF). Hiding behind women is an art mastered by sun goat and his company. :D

              I didnt ask you silly questions. I ask you why it happened based on a true incident. :D got it ?

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      Who ever kepetopia dispole I never heard of the guy until today. And who said VP surrendered with a white flag? And even if he did why did the Pussilese Army killed him? There is no evidence that VP held a white flag to surrender. VP is a brave soldier, a true warrior VP is. He made the SL army run leaving their jangi’s and lingi’s behind for 30 years without any International back like the Pussified Shitilese Army. Velupillai Prabaharan is a Maveeran, and he’s still alive in the minds and souls of every Tamilan. Srilankan Army or none of the sinhala mugs can match the strength of VP.

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    Keppettipola Disawe never killed his own people( Sinhala)

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    13-A has all what is needed for W to take the Kosovo-Sudan-Scotland path.

    Its like pouring milk into a bucket full of cow dung isn’ it? Some predicted cosmopolitan polish might rub off on the delusional Tamils. Instead the cosmopolitan Winges became a village idiot as the rest of them. The pull of the delustional Tamil is too strong for a Winges type fellow to overcome. What can he do now? Rather, what can the delusional Tamil do using Winges as a front?

    A good read would be Justice Sansoni report over TULF hartal period 1972-1977. I suspect something simialar to those lines are in the pipeline . A series of political assasinations, bank robberies and arson took place in Jaffna ending in Jaffna library burning and riots that followed. A team of lawyers drew up “Voddokkodai resolution” essentially declaring war on SL. The Jaffna population is hardly ready for a recurrence of such scenario. Although in the longer term anything is possible.

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      Don’t insult cow dung. Some people burn cow dung and put on their foreheads.

      That is why their thinking is all BS.

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        Fathima Fukushima

        Hindus worship cow and you married one or your husband married one.

        Could you confirm

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      This election is actually a referendum for the Tamil people to show the world that the SL Tamils are a separate nation and if they are not granted the right to self-determination, they have all the rights to take the Kosovo-Sudan-Scotland path.

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    Mr. Wigneswaran

    Where were you when your beloved podian Preba was running a muck in SL for last 30 odd years. Surely you must have hidden behind your Pombule with wet underpants (Amude). Do not be another laughing stock to us. YOu are just another Tamil racist like other idiots that we have seen before.

    Do not insult Kappitipola Diyya by comparing him with your mass-murder, blood-sucking lunatic Preba.

    People with such endemic view had very short life in SL.

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      Who is this Kappitipolola did he wear under pants. It doesn’t look like.

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        He was a Sinhala terrorist. He was wearing an Amude. He was captured by the then government of SL (British) and executed.

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        I never heard of this Kapatigoda walpora.

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          reading the comments, it seems our sinhala forefathers ridennama deela thiena bawa!

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    Long live the USA! Americawata jaya way waa! :-D

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    Author is a fucking joker

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    “Sri Lanka is protected by gods”

    “If MahindaR implements what LLRC recommended”

    I wonder who is delusional here.

    It is certainly not Justice Wigneswaran!

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      Yes it is protected . But is ruled by KP Karuna and Pillaiyan. It is all master plan by VP to destroy Sri Lanka by Sri Lankans. that is why he put MR in power. Now he is getting it done free of charge well ahead of his plan. A real master.

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        [But is ruled by KP Karuna and Pillaiyan.]
        That should be the new version of the triple jem. :)

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      Sri Lanka is protected by Gods.(ii) Lord Buddha visited Sri lanka thrice Lies by Mahweera Mahanama of mahawansa fame.Was he a relative of shitwansa of lemon puff fame

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        “Lord Buddha visited Sri lanka thrice”
        And he gave up after three tries as he saw that there was no hope for the people cursed by the gods.

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    Wijeyawickrema is another Sinhala extremist coming out with his ideas.

    “Most Tamils work as janitors etc. in white countries and for them even a dream of a Tamil country is important. If it is possible in Sri Lanka why not try it.”

    I am surprised this educated man has such false view above. Hasn’t he heard of Sri Lankan Tamil billionaires in the world? Tamils are in key positions all over the world. They are all not working as janitors! Doesn’t he know Tamils had their own kingdom in North-East before the Europeans took over?

    “America is the only country in the world which will drop food parcels and medicines into one part of a country and drop bombs or cluster bombs to another part of the same country.”

    Doesn’t he know that Sri Lanka used cluster bombs in the war?

    He has many delusions, despite his education: He says SWRD said SJVC had delusions; doesn’t he know SWRD advocated federalism before independence and before SJVC?

    This man is the father of all Sinhala Buddhist extremists
    .
    But, one thing he indirectly suspects is that the Hague is probably where Rajapakse eventually will find a home.

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      “Most Tamils work as janitors etc. in white countries and for them even a dream of a Tamil country is important.”

      Before the Sinhala only policy was brought in, Sri Lanka was tapped by the western world for professionals — doctors, engineers, accountants. After that, Sri Lanka begs around to send mothers, daughters, sisters and wives as coolies to the Arab Masters, to wash their baby-bottoms, and perhaps more, so that SL can earn some foreign currency for the prince-lings to buy their Maseraties ! That is the Sinhala long-term policy.

      Wijewickrama is obviously quite contend with his occasional shot of arrakku he is able to afford from the remittance his wife/mother/sister/daughter sends home from under the Arab skirts.

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      Wijeyawickrema

      Tens of thousands of Sinhala women are working as janitors in the middle east (most probably even your relatives). Why don’t you talk about them?

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        Yeah, let’s talk about them:


        “Thangarasa Jeyanthi, 20 and emaciated, had arrived at the shelter from Lebanon one morning. She had a face as purple and puffy as a plum, eyes swollen shut, burn marks on her body and dried blood still around her ears.

        The husband and wife she worked for had assaulted her daily, she said, speaking in the high, anguished voice of a little girl who cannot understand what she has done wrong. They had cut her with a knife, kicked and stomped on her, tied her hands with rope and denied her food.”

        “A Sri Lankan maid, in transit on her way home from Kuwait to see her children for the first time in three years, hanged herself in a toilet at Dubai airport, an Emirati daily said on Thursday.

        Kala Sangarapillai, 30, from the Batticaloa district of eastern Sri Lanka took her own life three weeks ago, the English-language Al-Khaleej Times newspaper said, citing a forensics officer from Dubai police.”

        “RIYADH: A Sri Lankan maid who completed her two-year contract in Saudi Arabia was murdered by her Saudi sponsor in Al-Jouf province, said the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh.

        Pavani Devi Sinnaiyah, 36, who was working in Al-Qurayat in Al-Jouf province, some 1,200 km from Riyadh, died under mysterious circumstances on Jan. 19. Police have arrested her Saudi sponsor in connection to her death.”

        “Selladorai Pushpavalli (36), had made a promise to her four children that she will bring them each a box of chocolates when she returned home, after completing two years in Dhamman, Saudi Arabia. In the coming week, Pushpavalli will return to her makeshift home in Harispathuwa — in a box.”

        “A woman resident of Vakarai was severely tortured in Saudi Arabia by her employer that left her seriously maimed. She was handed over to her relatives at the Foreign Employment Bureau Office, on Monday. The Victim is Manohary Bawani, a mother of two children who went to Saudi Arabia in June 2003 to work as a housemaid in Damam.”

        Take it away, Ravi :-)

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          Siva Sankaran Sarma

          If you can pick around 4 or 5 Tamil women, I can show you 10 or 15 such cases with Sinhala women. The majority of the women working in the middle-east are Sinhalese. You can get the statistics from the foreign employment bureau. The following was a news paper report published a few years ago. Someone posted it to a blog. Please read and take it away.

          Why do so many Sri Lankan women end up in the Gulf as menial labor/modern slaves?

          The awful economic situation in the country and corruption has caused unemployment and extreme poverty among a large part of the population forcing our poor young women to seek employment in the Middle East.

          Today, the economy (earnings) of our country depends mainly on this slave trade, exporting the Sri Lankan women as House Maids, Janitors/Cleaners and Nannies to the Arab world, selling them for just two hundred US dollars a month, to be exploited, abused, raped and humiliated. Back home, their families are left in shambles, children go astray.

          More than 12 lakhs (12,000,000) Sri Lankan women (78 % of them Sinhalese) now work in the Middle East (800,000 in Saudi Arabia alone) as house maids, cleaners and nannies, some of them working 18 hours a day for a mere salary of US$ 200 per month.

          In Saudi Arabia, the most common destination, they call Sri Lanka as “the Country of Housemaids.” The Kuwaitis have gone to the extent of saying that “the Sri Lankan women are born to serve us as nannies and maids.”

          If you happen to visit the major cities in the Middle East such as Dubai, Riyadh, Doha, and so on, it can be noticed that in most of the public institutions such as the Airports, Hospitals, Schools, and other major institutions where multi nationals from all over the world live and work, the toilets and floors are cleaned by none other than the Sri Lankan women. Sri Lankan women are the only Janitors found in the Middle-east.

          Also, if you go to the big hypermarkets or shopping malls in the gulf countries, most of the cashiers and sales girls are either from Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal or India where as the Janitors (floor/toilet cleaners) are only Sri Lankan women.

          15 to 20 percent of the Sri Lankan women who leave each year for the gulf return prematurely, face abuse or nonpayment of salary, or get drawn into illicit people trafficking schemes or prostitution. Hundreds of housemaids have become pregnant, often after rapes, producing children who, until Sri Lanka’s Constitution was recently amended, were stateless because their fathers were foreigners (Arabs, Pakistanis, Indians, etc). More than 100 women come home dead each year.

          This slave trade, exporting the poor Sri Lankan women to the Arab world are more lucrative and a highly profitable business for the job agents/politicians in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan foreign employment bureau also earns millions on insurance. The poor women are harassed at the airport if they had not paid the insurance fee to the government. These women are one of the top foreign exchange earners for the country but the country/government has done nothing to them.
          It is very pathetic but, the Government, politicians and the so-called ‘elites’ who happily sit in luxury, do not care a damn about these poor women who are being pushed into slavery in the Middle East.

          It is high time that this practice of exporting our women as slaves should be stopped. We should follow our neighboring countries like India, Bangladesh, etc who have banned this kind of slavery long time ago.

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            My tak on gove inaction on sending women to these countries are quite similar. As much as there are abuses, many people who go there later get developed here. It is only the abuses that get heard. As I have not been to any gulf countries, I dont know what you say is true or not.

            Also there is nothing wrong in one becoming a janitor cos it is a legal job and much honorable than doing a job and funding terrorism. Also south is not rural anymore, the only rural areas in SL are in north, whatever the circumsatnces are south has been developed. So do not shed crocodile tears. The reason majority of women, going there is because majority of Lankan women are sinhalesee. Other wise lechchamies and Rizanas are an abused lot in mid east.

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          Siva Sankaran Sarma

          Looks like you have sent all your women folk (mother, wife, daughters, aunties, in-laws, etc) to the middle-east.
          Not bad eh, whack Kassippu, go to a thosey kade (btw, more Sinhalese go to thosey kade) and gobble some masala vade, and screw the neighboring women while your women folk clean the Arab toilets and get screwed from them just for a few dollars a month.

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            12,000,000, LOL! If you’re going to make up stats, Ravi, have someone who has at least some basic intelligence do a sense check first. That’s also something to keep in mind for the future, you know, when you’re making up things like casualty numbers – try to keep it below the entire population of Sri Lanka.

            Isn’t it also odd that in each manifestation of that “report” trotted out the the numbers seem to vary according to the mood of the poster – almost as if they were pulled out of their behinds :-D

            More than 12 lakhs (12,000,000) Sri Lankan women (78 % of them Sinhalese) now work in the Middle East (800,000 in Saudi Arabia alone)
            More than 12 lakhs (12,000,000) Sri Lankan women (80 % of them Sinhalese) now work in the Middle East (800,000 in Saudi Arabia alone)
            More than 10 lakhs (10,000,000) Sri Lankan women (92 % of them Sinhalese) now work in the Middle East (600,000 in Saudi Arabia alone)

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            Are you trying to say middle east is filled with some uncultured men who are ready to do anything with any woman that land on their lands? And when you were funding terrorists, many Tamil women had to work as janitors either in middle east or in houses in colombo. :D

            More interestingly, it was these Tamil women’s children who were sent to the front lines by LTTE when ppl like you can live in some safe houses counting the scores of deaths by LTTE. of course ppl like you have a lot to be proud of. :D

            And of course we eat masala vadai, even a chicken buriyani at nana’s and even a lamprais at DBU. We sinhalese as a whole are not a narrow minded bunch where we stick to only sinhala things.

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        what is wrong in working as janitors? Isnt that better than doing a job and funding terrorism?
        It is with these janitors money we fed the poor in North. It is with these janitors money,we sent medicine, educated the people in north. :D These janitors are more honourable and have dignity than you.

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      Sri Lankan Tamils who were rich people in the USA and now they all are in jails.

      A few more married to white women survives. they only gave money to the cause.

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        Singalis young men fleeing from their own country due to poverty and washing toilets in Britain, USA and Arabia.

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      By Tamils if you mean only a certian section of Jaffna Tamils you could be true. But overall the Tamils in SL did many low level jobs. Actually still poorest of the labourers come from Tamils. It is nothing to ve ashamed of. Doing labour work is not bad. Any job is decent and respectable as long as it is legal.

      I understand this must be the mentality that made low caste Tamils to be trampled upon by high caste tamils. But majority of the ppl in this world do not live in the narrow world high caste Tamils in SL live.

      About extremist sinhalese, undoubtedly this man is a racist. As a Lankan and a sinhalese I am happy with the Northern PC results. BUt sinhala extremists are not the only racists. If one can see the comment section here, it is quite clear which ethnicity have most racists.

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        sach

        You sound like you do not know anything about Tamils in Sri Lanka. The native Sri Lankan Tamils of NE worked in the South (rural & semi-urban areas) as doctors, Public work oversears, post masters, police inspectors, planters, and so on (white color jobs) and the Sinhalese worked under them as peons and drivers. Even in Jaffna Tamil houses in Colombo, the Sinhalese worked as servants.

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    “Simply because PC jokers did not use 13-A power is no reason to deny it to Wigneswaran”
    This is crux of the problem – the other PCs did not use 13-A as their governers did not interfere and they ran their provinces by majority consensus – FOR 25 YEARS!!!
    Now suddenly MR woke up as CHOGM is near and decided to show ‘democracy in action’ in the north too.
    But,the army is against – as they are well esconced in the north and east.
    But,MR cannot survive without the army.
    So he decided to win the election by any means.
    Tomorrow we will know.
    If TNA gets a majority,the governor is there to ensure that MR’s rule continues.

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      justice

      “FOR 25 YEARS!!!” the Sangha never uttered a word against Provincial Councils existence, they are desperate to abolish it.

      Suddenly all three prelates woke up one morning and found themselves opposing the provincial council system. This opposition to provincial council system was strangely orchestrated just after the announcement of elections to the NPC.

      It took the Sangha 25 years to study Provincial Councils.

      In case if Wigneshwaran decides to contest presidential elections in the future I am sure Sangha will have no hesitation in opposing presidential system.

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    To Thiru.You want to remind us of Tamil Billionaires? Not necessary.Do you think we have forgotten billionaires like Raj Rajaratnam and Emil Soundranayagam? You have yet to learn your history, Thaka Thiru!

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    The article refers to many countries as an example, and compare what happened over there to what is happening in Sri Lanka. But don’t forget that Sri Lanka is a democracy where the majority of the people give power to individuals. If they are not good for them they kick them out.

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    what did this keooppoyttilva do. did he chase the british out of sri lanka. as fas i know british left of their own accord. when they quit india their prize colony they didn’t want sri lanka a sh*thole. kapprottialda didn’t do anything else except sucking dry fish the sinhala delicacy. in short he was a sinhala modaya wa**er.

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      there is no surprise for u not having heard of him. About Great men like keppetipola was not taught inside refugee camps.

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    Wigneswaran is falling from supreme court judge’s chair to the $hit pit.

    Keppitipola dissawe never trained suicide bombers or did nothang Cyanide capsules in children’s neck.

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    Once the author mentioned “most Tamils work as Janitors” I stopped reading the article. While there is honor in working any job as long as you support yourself and your family, this small racist mentality of this author is the bane of Sri Lanka. Both Tamil and Sinhalese whether they be the professional class or the working class have had to leave the country of their birth to either escape violence or make a decent living to help their families. As a Tamil I respect the Sinhalese maids who leave the rural south and work in very bad conditions in the middle east to support their families. I also respect Tamils who left rural areas worked in restaurants in the West and are educating their children to have a better future. The tragedy is that if Sri Lanka took advantage of its multi ethnic diversity and strived to build a common identity that celebrates diversity, its citizens would not have to flee to other countries. It is sad to see this author waste his phd and expounding hate vs. hope.

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      Why Wijewickrama is not talking about thousands of Sinhalese women janitors in the Middle East? Adding insult to injury, many come home every month after being sexually abused (or raped) and with an unwanted pregnancy.

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        Please dont tell us your mama’s story

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    Present political leaders, because of greed do not allow better leaders to come to the top and they hang onto the same lot.

    they think they are the chosen ones.

    They don’t want to understand the threat for Sri Lanka as it is close to an important maritime route as well as it is a buddhist country.

    Now it is clear that Christians were behind pushing some buddhists against Muslims.

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      wht the [Edited out]

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    wonder why sinhala janitors are leaving sri lanka in droves to take up positions in the middle east, italy, cyprus, south korea, uk , us, canada. australia, new zealand etc. can’t the sinhala government find work for them in the sinhala sh*thole. majority of lanka toilet web contributors are all janitors. weerasinghe, mahindapala , waduge , lorenzo and all the others are janitors in various countries.

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      Because Ramas who were sent earlier, tried to live, eat inside toilets as they didn’t know what a toilet is. So we had to send ones who were knowlegable.

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    Wijewickrama:

    Westerners are rich, in our standards, and have good living standards. How much they they are worried about politics. voter attendance is at 55% or below. They always worry about to how to pay bills. Otherwise, they are in trouble.

    Tamils are very ambitious, they should be employed and should pay taxes too.

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    This writer seemed to be totally ignorant of the world toilet cleaning service league table where Sinhalese
    Women get the number one place. Sinhalese men I understand get the number one slot in rape including sex with female dead bodies. Sinhalese seemed to have acquired these bestial traits from their genetic inheritance of beastiality ( lion human sex)
    and incest ( sinhabahoo raping his sister) from their forebears who raped their own sisters. No wonder most of the writers in this forum like wijeyawicrama have this genetic per- disposition.

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      It seems you’ve confused the CT comments sections for your daily masturbation log, Piranha :)

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        It is absolutely true that your Sinhala race all began through incest sex.

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      So what is wrong in cleaning toilets? Don’t you do that at home?

      Between don’t hurt your egos from the author saying tamils came to clean toilets. Every job is decent as it serves ppl

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        Well the Sinhalese in UK doesn’t seem to be bothered with their profession cleaning toulets. I see this Sinhala waste man cleaning toilet listening to Eminem songs through his mp3 player.

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          I think because he wanted to do the job because you were singing bajans inside it. :D

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      Wijewickrama may be under the impression that the tens of thousands of Sinhalese women working in the middle-east are Rocket Scientists.
      Sinhalese women are cleaning the dirty Arab’s toilets, and sometimes losing the hands for stealing their used soap?
      I think the Sinhalese are the only retarded people who go to the Middle East and steal. The funny part is they know very well that the Arabs will cut their hands/heads off, if they ever get caught.

      I even heard the Arabs decapitated four Sinhalese and let their corpses to rot in the public square for everyone to see. Do you know what those Sinhalese did? They tried to rob a Bank in Saudi Arabia.

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        of course sinhalese are not smart thieves, not every one can forge credit cards and even slip their hands inside Ausie women while at refugee camps and still cry of torture and stay there.

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    This writer seemed to be totally ignorant of the world toilet cleaning service league table where Sinhalese
    Women get the number one place. Sinhalese men I understand get the number one slot in rape including sex with female dead bodies. Sinhalese seemed to have acquired these bestial traits from their genetic inheritance of beastiality ( lion human sex)
    and incest ( sinhabahoo raping his sister) from their forebears who raped their own sisters. No wonder most of the writers in this forum like wijeyawicrama have this genetic pre-disposition.

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    Wijeyawickrema

    President Rajapakse (MR) had enough time and reasons to removed the 13-A but he was greedy to become the Chair of the Commonwealth for the next two years by holding the CHOGM in SL. Unfortunately, now it is too late. The TNA (LTTE proxy) has won the NPC with a two-thirds majority and has shown to the world that the man (MR) and his party (UPFA) that liberated the Tamils from the grip of the LTTE terrorists have voted against him.

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      Dude shut the hell [Edited out]. MR didnt liberate Tamils, LTTE did. We tamils hail the LTTE and not the racist singhalese Politicians.

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        “Eelam” Tamils always seem to pick the most apt names for themselves :-)

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          [Edited out] Beside te Sinhalis race began through incest relationship between a brother and sister lol. How worse can you get?

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            And I say again: “Eelam” Tamils always seem to pick the most apt names for themselves :D

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            what is bad in it when all of us are adam and eve’s children?

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