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Land Grabbing – The Real Pandemic For The Tamils In Sri Lanka

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Justice C.V. Wigneswaran MP

I am happy that we are able to conduct this continuation meeting of the Land Grab Conference held on 20th March 2021 though rather belatedly.

Covid-19 like the Sri Lankan Government would not like to allow us to thrive in a hurry. It would like to restrain us, control us and stifle us at all times! Despite the lockdowns and confinements, the fact that we have been able to gather together many luminaries for this Zoom meeting speaks well of my indefatigable young colleagues who have done everything possible to make this E conference a success.

Today is an important day. We are releasing a Documentary depicting authoritatively what has been taking place for the past 70 odd years in Sri Lanka. This is an on the spot description of how land grabbing takes place in the Tamil Homeland in the North and East of Sri Lanka. We should have attempted this long time ago. In fact, we should have released many more documentaries of this type by now. We had failed. Yet, I am happy at least belatedly we are able to bring out a Documentary of this nature today.

Also, we are glad that internationally reputed educationists and   luminaries have consented to address us on Sri Lanka’s Ethnocratic Land Grabs – Methods, Consequences and Tamil Land defense. I welcome all of them.

We have with us a very Senior Tamil Politician Mr.R. Sambandan who was the Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka. Presently the Leader of Tamil National Alliance and my colleague in Parliament who was instrumental in dragging me into Politics in 2013 and for whom I always had great regard and love for. He has consented to co-start this program with me. I thank him profusely for consenting to participate in this event despite his frail physical condition.

Mr. Sambandan who represents the capital of the Tamil Homeland, Trincomalee, in Parliament, has been privy to the land grabs that took place in the North and East from 1948 onwards by the successive Sri Lankan majority governments through violence and through government inspired irrigation scheme settlements. From 1956, Mr. Sambandan has been involved in saatvic ways of demonstration to get back lost lands. Having realized the importance of this meeting he has consented to participate in this event. Let me thank him again for consenting to be with us today.

We also have with us today a World-famous Researcher and authority on Land Grabbing Professor Oren Yiftachel from Israel who is to give the Keynote address. He is famous for his researches on Land Grabbing and his ability to confront the Governments who Land Grab wherever they may be. He is one who has courageously confronted his own Government of Israel for expropriating Palestinian lands. His researches have been published by world renowned University Presses like Stanford University Press and University of Pennsylvania Press. His researches have drawn attention globally. He happens to be the most highly cited Israeli scholar in geography and urban studies during the past decade or so. Professor Yiftachel formulated his theory of ethnocratic regimes about twenty years ago. It is still valid as a Theory. Having researched the Sinhala hegemonic activities in Sri Lanka against the Tamils and Muslims including land grabs, Professor has commented that Sri Lanka too is an ethnocratic regime like Israel. It is such a courageous world renowned figure who has consented to address us and we are indeed thankful to him.

Next we have amidst us an important Lady. Dr. Medha Patkar is an Indian Social Activist. She has fought for the political and social rights of indigenous people of India including Tribal Communities and the Dalits for over three decades. She had identified herself with the downtrodden people and had been a strong voice to them. Today she joins us to raise her voice in favour of our people who have been affected adversely by the activities of the Sinhala Majority Central Governments interested in land grabs in the traditional homelands of the Tamils.

Dr. Patkar founded a People’s Movement called Narmada Bachao Andolan  32 years ago and had fought for the rights of the People of Gujarat, Madya Pradesh and Maharashtra . She had brought together several People’s Movements functioning independently in India under one umbrella called the National Alliance of People’s Movements of which she is the head now. We know that Dr. Patkar had raised her concerns earlier with regard to the Tamils and their rights  in Sri Lanka. We are delighted to have her as a Panelist today. We whole heartedly welcome her and thank her for accepting our invitation.

Next, it gives me immense pleasure to also welcome Mrs. Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute, California, USA who from 2014 had been researching continuously on Land Grabs in Sri Lanka and releasing her findings to the World. When human rights’ violations reached a critical stage in late 2014, Anuradha undertook a very dangerous journey to Sri Lanka, visited many places in the North and East, collected a lot of information and published her Research Report called “The Long Shadow of War: The struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka” in early 2015.This Report was published in many important Journals in Britain, France, USA and Canada and in other Countries and created an awareness about the wrongs committed against us Tamils. Thereafter she brought out three more Reports of which the one brought out early this year in March titled Endless War: The destroyed Land, Life and Identity of the Tamil People in Sri Lanka pointed out Land Grabs in Tamil areas with startling evidence. Her Institution, the Oakland Institute, does not only research into Land Grabs in Sri Lanka but also Kashmir in India and several African Countries and is held in high esteem the World over. I am obliged to thank Mrs. Anuradha Mittal on behalf of the Tamil People for bringing out the injustices perpetrated against our People.

We have with us another Panelist who has done research into the conditions of the Tamils in Tamil Eelam, the Northern and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka, for several decades creating awareness the World over. He is none other than Professor Ramu Manivannan of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Madras, Chennai in India. He has always shown interest towards the Tamils of the North and East of Sri Lanka   following with keen interest their struggles towards self-determination within Sri Lanka. Professor Manivannan was a Lecturer at the Delhi University for 18 years and a Fellow of the United Nations University, Tokyo in Japan doing research. After the War ended in 2009 having seen genocide being perpetrated against the Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government he ventured to collect all evidences of what happened and wrote his book “Sri Lanka: Hiding the Elephant“ documenting War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in the said book consisting of 975 pages  and brought it out in 2014. Professor needs the heartfelt thanks of all Tamils.

I must not forget to congratulate and thank immensely Mr. Sritharan Somitharan who has been instrumental in bringing out the Documentary soon to be shown here. Mr. Somitharan has already produced three Documentaries concerning the plight of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. We hope he would bring forth more such documentaries to educate and create awareness among all people. We sincerely hope Mr. Somitharan would attain success after success in the field of Cinema as well as Documentaries.

Let me come on to another important person.

Born in Jaffna, early in his life Shan Vincent de Paul left the Country and emigrated to Canada where he has today made a name for himself as a Recording Artist and Director. We would be fortunate to listen to his musical programme for twenty minutes at the end of the Panel discussion. I am told he is a friend to all Tamils who go to Canada helping them in whatever way possible. Such genuine concern and interest on the part of our youngsters in Canada and elsewhere fills me with hope and courage.

We Seniors shall not be around in a few years. It would be our Youngsters who will carry the flame of freedom and hope. I have confidence in them. People like Shan Vincent de Paul would no doubt enlighten our people through music describing the injustices committed against our people and would fight for justice on behalf of our people. May he attain the acme of success in his musical journey!

The Youngsters who will participate in the discussion regarding the documentary need special mention. They are our hope for the future. I was no doubt impressed at the first meeting in March this year on their performance. Our people expect so much from you youngsters! If you could organize yourselves and indefatigably work towards the emancipation of our people success would be yours. Let me thank Karthikeyan from Thamil Nadu  and Sangeeth, Sayan and Dhivya from the United Kingdom for participating in this Conference.

Of course Abhirami Logeswaran who impressed us at the first meeting in March would be compering and coordinating proceedings this time. She would be coordinating with Thana Gnani. Of course I cannot forget my dear young friends Lorenzo and Sowjaya for being with me throughout the organization of this E conference helping me in all respects. A special thanks to both of them. My heartfelt blessings go out to each of my young friends and may I wish them all great success in all their ventures!

There are others who have done yeoman services in organizing this Conference. They prefer to remain unsung in the background. It is they who deserve plaudits for the services done and being done. But they prefer to remain anonymous. A big thank you to all those unsung heroes!

Finally a word about The Gate is an Institute for Research in Tamil affairs and Heritage which produced today’s documentary. They must bring out more and more documentaries and Research Reports hereafter too. I hope and pray this Research Organization will grow from strength to strength not only in our homeland but also in Tamil Nadu and among our diaspora attracting not only the intelligentsia from among the Tamils there but also from other Communities and by their peaceful research they shall bring out the truth about the causes for the sufferings our people are undergoing and delving into our History and Archaeology expose to the world the truth of our ancient heritage.   

Now let me call upon Mr. Sambandan to initiate this meeting with his  much awaited Talk. Thank you.

*Documentary Film Premiere and Our Nilam Campaign Launch Saturday 25th September 2021 – 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm Indian Standard Time (Jaffna & Trincomalee) 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (London) 8.00 am to 12.00 noon Eastern Standard Time (Toronto & New Jersey) Zoom Link – https://bit.ly/LandGrab2021 Webinar ID 84151545684   – Pass Code TH2021 – Convener Justice C.V. Wigneswaran’s Opening Address

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    Land grabs in Ceylon/ Srilanka commenced soon after Independence and has now reached levels to completely change the demographic composition in the North/East.

    Sir Hugh Cleghorn colonial Secretary had this to say in 1879.
    ……………Two different Nations ,from a VERY ANCIENT PERIOD, have divided between them the possession of the island: The Sinhalese inhabiting the interior in its southern and western parts from the river Walluwe to Chilaw and the Malabars[Tamils] who possess the Northern and Eastern districts. These two Nations differ entirely in their religion Language and manners………………………

    Just the other day, the American Congress too by their Resolution 413 has resolved that the North/ East region is the historical habitat of the Tamils of Srilanka.

    Thus Land grabs are for the purpose of changing this History.

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      “Sir Hugh Cleghorn colonial Secretary had this to say in 1879.”
      —-
      This is what happens when guys from other side of the world who do not know the history of Sinhale come and try to become historians.
      This guy either did not know or pretended that he did not know the existence of Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura (377 BC to 1017 AD) and Polonnaruwa (1070 to 1232) in North East of the country called Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo and those Kingdoms were destroyed by Chola invaders from Hindusthan forcing Sinhalayo to retreat to safer areas.
      If he visited that area, probably Tamils who guided him might have told that all the ruins are related to Tamil Buddhist heritage and the massive artificial water bodies (Wewa) and the irrigation systems were the work of Tamils.

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        Mr Wiggie, your chief funder, the US Govt. is the biggest land-grabber on the planet for 800 military bases.
        US and UK have land grabbed the entire Chagos Islands for a US military base and forcibly evicted the Chagossian people. Chagos Islands is not too far from the Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.
        Now US, Israeli and various EU front companies with local partners are land grabbing prime coastal lands, lands in Colombo and lands with minerals after scanning the earth. US consideres Lanka very valuable real estate as Alice G. Wells said. So now the US citizen Rajapakse brothers are doing the dirty work of their Principal – the US GOvernment – and selling of Kerawlapitya power plant for the US base on the West Coast of Sri Lanka.

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      The Land-grabbing pandemic certainly is part of the Covid-19 plandemic to colonize the Global South.
      Land-grabbing and asset stripping with a Covid-19 mask by US Hedge Funds Black Rock and Black Stone is ongoing. These Hedge funds and their local front companies like Adani and Ambani (PPPs) were given billions of Covid-19 Bailouts by the US Government to asset strip and land grab in India and Sri Lanka and Global South as Covid-19 crashed economies due to lockdowns and NOT the virus.

      The USAID and other EU funders of this conference on Land grabbing should recognize that Land-grabbing is a problem all over Sri Lanka and stop ethnicizing the problem, because the US citizen Rajapakse brothers are corrupt and bailing out their home country – USA.
      US is the biggest debtor nation on the planet having money printed USD 9 trillion in the last 2 years – to asset strip around the world and make America Great Again using the USD priviledge of being the GLobal Reserve Currency. Soon the dollar will crash! Alice Wells called Sri Lanka “very valuable real estate”!
      However, USAID and EU ethnicize general problems like Covid-19 asset stripping and land grabbing in ALL parts of Sri Lanka, and act as if its only a Tamil problem are part of the large project.
      The Covid-19 pandemic is really a plan to to divide, distract and LOOT all communities in the global south and make Euro-America great again. Do not fall for this Plandemic!

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        The Land-grabbing pandemic certainly is part of the Covid-19 plandemic to colonize the Global South
        ————
        Sinhala politicians steal tamil lands in the NE.
        Foreign powers buy land in the south, especially the chinese.
        Sinhala leaders are selling the land to foreign powers.

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      The Israelis and MOSSAD do land grabbing and Ethnicizing the problem to distract from their activities. Israelis have land grabbed in Trincomallee DIstrict and have large farms there, and along the east coast in Arugam Bay where there is a so-called MOSSAD surf colony.
      Trincomalee is a very important Deep sea strategic port for surveillance of the Indian Ocean.
      The Easter attacks 2019 were staged by the CIA- Mossad and Saudi- who are behind the ISIS terror project to try set up US lily-pad military bases in Strategic Sri Lanka under the guise of fighting ISIS.
      Mossad working out of the US embassy was behind the weaponization of the Tamil-Muslim split in the Easter province during the war years.
      Mr. Wiggie, Please read Phil MIller’s books: “Keenie Meenie: The British Mercernaries who got away with War Crimes” and Also the Book “ISIS is US: the Shocking Truth behind the Army of Terror” by Wayen Madson et al.

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      Plato,
      “…and the Malabars[Tamils]
      —-
      Sir Hugh Cleghorn wrote this account in 1879. British did not use the term ‘Tamils’ in their documents until 1911. They used the term ‘Malabars’ to refer to Dravidians who came from Hindusthan. In 1911, a Demala person Ponnambalam Arunachalam who worked in the Census Department has introduced the term ‘Tamils’ removing the term ‘Malabars’.
      Are you sure the word Tamils within brackets ( [Tamils] ) exist in the original text?

      Furthermore, I doubt very much an Englishman used Brackets [ ] in a place where Parenthesis ( ) should be used.

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    As long as SL remains one nation, these and far more disgusting things will continue.

    The only solution is to split the island into 3 nations equitably and relocate people.

    If British India could do it, Yugoslavia could do it, old Sweden could do it, old Malaysia could do it, why not SL? All of them are way better today than they were one nation. SL is going backwards.

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      The obstacle to any ‘solution’ is +51% of Tamils consider Sinhala Buddhist society is superior to any Tamil only enclave:
      .
      Despite intense, unrelenting propaganda of discrimination, violence, loot, rape, murder or even genocide not a SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY who lived among the Sinhalese in the South during or after the war has relocated the residence to Jaffna.

      Sinhalese should agree for a Tamil Homeland for all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island and refuse at all costs the HOLIDAY RESORT MODEL OF TAMIL EALAM promoted by Tamil political class.

      Soma

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      GATAM,
      The best solution is returning the descendants of foreigners who settled down in Sinhale to their ancestral homelands leaving Sinhalayo alone if they have problems living with Native Sinhalayo.
      If the country is divided, still people will fight and kill for boarder disputes.

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    Plato,
    Changing History and Demography has been is the pastime/hobby, going on for a long time, in a subtle manner from the late 1920’s. however the tempo increased as years past, During the Donoughmore constitution, it increased under the guise of Land Development (LDD) alienating land to the landless and ‘Chena’ cultivation by settling people from the Deep South and Southwest SL to Eastern and NE SL – Gal Oya Development Board. (GODB and RVDB 1965)
    LTTE war acquired private houses/properties with good agricultural prospects under the guise of Security concerns and military deployment and operational needs.
    2009 the operational needs and essential military deployment ended, but the military remained for securing the dance and circus of the religious prelates, transforming Buddha statues to various properties including religious sites commenced in earnest and is ongoing, notwithstanding protests and government efforts to stop it.
    The only thing clear is the ‘Futile and Stupid’ attempt to change historical facts to suit once dream!
    They are fervently addressing the any and all shortcomings and mistreatment of Minorities in the country – that is the repeated “Parroting” by all in the government of SL, in response to UNHRC concerns on HR violations.
    SWEET DREAMS!!

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      Mahila,
      “Changing History and Demography has been is the pastime/hobby,…”
      —-
      Changing the history has been the pastime/hobby of Dravidians (Tamils). Dravidians who started settling down in Sinhale after 12th Century AD want to change the history to show that they were in this country since the ‘Dawn of Time’. Tamils did not have to bother about changing the demographic composition because colonial rulers did that for them by bringing millions of Dravida coolies to Sinhale.
      So far Muslims have not made a serious attempt to change the history but changing the demographic composition has been the pastime/hobby of Muslims by using Rapid B^^^^ing technique.

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    At the time of independence the Eezham Thamizh were the majority in what is all the eight districts of the north and east. Now only a majority in 6 of the 8 eight districts of the north and east and hae become a minority in Trincomalee and Amparai districts. even until the 1970s , Trincomalee district used to elect two Thamizh members of parliament and one Thamizh Muslim .Now due to large scale ethnic cleansing and land grabbing the Sri Lankan state armed forces and establishment. Instead of two Thamizh members of parliament only one and very soon none. The same has happened on Amparai, where the Thamizh have been now reduced to a mere 20% of the district due to land grabbing not only the Sri Lankan state and the Chingkallams but also by the Thullukans. Very few people even Thamizh do not realize the original name for GalOya was Pattipalai Aru, this name was deliberately changed soon after independence to Gal Oya and the Thamizh living there chased away and Chingkallams from outside settled Just like what was done to Thamizh Manal Aru in the 1990s. Thamizh chased away, outside Chingkallams settled and name changed to Weli Oya which is a littoral translation of the original Thamizh name Manal Aru( Sandy river). Other name changes. Amparai to Ampara, Kantalai to Kantale. Chervil or villu to Seruvila. The list goes on.

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      If you look at the map of Sri Lanka or Ceylon prior to 1948, other than a few border villages, every place name, be it a city, town, village, river, hill, hillock was Thamizh . The percentage of Chingkallams in the north around 1.2% and in the east around 4.5% now in the east they are 23% and around 5% in the north and growing. The master plan is to convert the Thamizh east and the northern mainland other than Killinochchi and Jaffna to Chingkalla majority areas, hence this well planned lands grabs , using the Sri Lankan state resources and armed forces and forced convertion of ancient Hindu temples in the north and east to Chingkalla Buddhis places of worship, using concocted and fake history.

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        Pandi Kutti,
        “If you look at the map of Sri Lanka or Ceylon prior to 1948, other than a few border villages, every place name, be it a city, town, village, river, hill, hillock was Thamizh .”
        —-
        You are looking at maps prepared during British rule. By that time Dravidians who came to work for Portuguese and Dutch had Tamilized Sinhala place names because they had difficulty in pronouncing Sinhala names. Check the reports and maps prepared by Portuguese and Dutch. According to them, with few exceptions all the place names in North and East were Sinhala.

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        Eagle,
        You reckon the original Tamil homeland was on the West coast, because Dutch maps show Tamil place names down to Matara? So the Tamils must have migrated to Tamil Nadu from there in Ravana’s Dandumonara?

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      “At the time of independence the Eezham Thamizh were the majority in what is all the eight districts of the north and east.”
      —-
      History of Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo did not start in 1948. Once upon a time almost 100% who inhabited Northern and Eastern part of the country were Sinhalayo that evolved in this country over thousands of years. Before Europeans colonized Sinhale, there were few Dravidians who are the remnants of invaders scattered in the North but by bringing millions of Dravidians from Hindusthan by Portuguese, Dutch and British to North and Central highlands to work as laborers, the demographic composition of Sinhale changed drastically. So, do not talk about the situation prevailed at the time Sinhalayo gained Independence.
      —-
      The history of Dravidians in Sinhale/Sri Lanka is very short compared with the history of Native Sinhalayo.

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    A single minute written by a foreigner in 1799 is the basis of your stupid claim. Grow up. You can’t even fool the Westerners all of the time. They will use you for Tamil votes in their elections, that’s all.

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      Svenson

      “A single minute written by a foreigner in 1799 is the basis of your stupid claim. Grow up. “

      Where can I access the minute and what does it deal with?

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      Mr S,
      I am not making any claims (it doesn’t matter to me), but in the interest of full disclosure, please read this Mahavamsa page:

      http://mahavamsa.org/mahavamsa/original-version/37-king-mahasena/

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    Mr. Wigneshwaran,
    How about returning the land grabbed by Tamils and Muslims after chasing away Sinhalayo from NE by Tamil terrorists.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “How about returning the land grabbed by Tamils and Muslims after chasing away Sinhalayo from NE by Tamil terrorists.”

      Could you let us have the detailed list of the names of those who lost their land and address of the land so that I can demand the land thieves to return the land to the legal owners, irrespective of their race, region, religion, sexual or political orientation, ………………….

      If you haven’t got it, then go back and sit on your head.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        I guess you are sitting on your head.

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      There is no history of ancient Sinhalese settlements anywhere in the north and east and Tamils migrating from South India on a mass scale and chasing Sinhalese away. This is a story and lie now being concocted by Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists and encouraged by the Sri Lankan state and establishment Even your Mahavamsa fairytale that constantly derides Tamils and called them alien and outsiders, speaks of Tamil kings and chieftains and Tamil lands to the north and east. By constantly stying to prove that Tamils did not belong, it only proved the opposite, that the Tamils have been living in the island from ancient times.

      https://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Tamils-have-valid-claim-for-homeland-Prof-Pathmanathan-126359.html

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    The armed movement of Tamils, LTTE, temporarily halted land grabs and imperialist footing on the island, particularly in the north and east. However, land grabs and demographic engineering has accelerated post 2009 and perhaps Sambandan will get to see in his life time with Trinco.

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    so why are you not asking for the 13th amendment to be fully implemented wiggie?

    government can knock down police powers citing security,but how are they going to knock back land powers.They are getting away with it because you have been always advocating for the 13th amendment to be abolished just like prabhaharan did.You and prabha worked against the tamils interest and for your own selfish interest of an unatainable goal of eelam.Now stop whining about land because you really don’t care do you?What you want is all or nothing like prabha and nothing it is now.

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      What a sad state of affairs!
      Those who defended the military solution did so on the grounds of promising 13++ to pacify the Tamils.
      Today they are left to chase Prabhakaran’s ghost for the failure to implement what is already there in indo-lanka accord.

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    The biggest ethnocratic land grabbers in history are the Europeans. They grabbed entire continents, countries, and islands across the globe from the original inhabitants. In most cases they wiped out the aboriginal populations through genocide and turned their lands into settler colonies. In some of the countries they had captured they turned the entire local populations into slaves. Today these European land and people grabbers are in the forefront of the struggle for justice for the world’s indigenous peoples, and are global leaders in the fight for human rights and democracy – even organizing Land Grab Conferences in their former colonies. And today they are known variously as the British, French, Dutch, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, etc etc.

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      Never come across an actual indigenous Eezham Thamizh with the name Ajay Sundara Devan. In fact, there is no caste called Thavars or Devar amongst Eezham Thamizh. You must be one of these Vadukathaiyans supporting the Chingkalla racists, for reasons known only to you or a Chingkallam pretending to be an Indian origin Thamizh.

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        Sorry Thevars or Devar

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        😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

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      ajay

      god sent those europeans to those countries because there was no progress at all by the natives.Today US,canada,australia and nz won’t be the same if still aboroginals were only there.Same for the aztecs who were sacrificing humans day and night if the spanish had not come.The hindu custom of the wife burning herself on the pyre was abolished in india only after the british came in.The english language has become the business language of the world because the british had spread it far and wide and we have all benefited by it.When the british left in 1947 we were known as the pearl of the indian ocean.After locals took it over for 70 years, we are behind singapore,macau,HK,taiwan,japan,israel,malaysia,mauritius,maldives,kazakstan,turkmenistan,china and thailand.God must be thinking of making some changes now to srilanka after seeing that the locals just cannot stop messing it further and further.

      don’t be bitter about colonialism.The natives never owned the land,they only inhabited it. humans never created land unlike cars and other goods.land was created by the supreme being who created the universe and as such has the right to decide who lives where in this world.You can be sure the decisions with respect to that will be in the interest overall of humanity.

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        cont

        don’t be bitter about colonialism.The natives never owned the land,they only inhabited it. humans never created land unlike cars and other goods.land was created by the supreme being who created the universe and as such has the right to decide who lives where in this world.You can be sure the decisions with respect to that will be in the interest overall of humanity.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

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          🤔 🤔 🤔

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        shankar,
        “After locals took it over for 70 years, we are behind….”
        —-
        After British gave Independence to Sinhalayo, V Tamils who lost their privileged position gained by licking the boots of Brits came out with separatism and promoted terrorism that ruined the economy and the country.

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          eagle

          when the war was going on every ill in the country was blamed on the war.The war ended in 2009.For the last 10 years our economy was teetering on bankruptcy whereas during the war it was not.So who is to blame now.tamil scapegoats?

          Btw what do you think of the management of the country for 36 years from independence in 1947 to 1983 when the war began.superb?as good as the british who when they left a lunch packet cost 10 cents?

          “After British gave Independence to Sinhalayo, V Tamils who lost their privileged position”

          when the tamils were in key positions under the british ceylon was known as the pearl of the indian ocean.There was meritocracy and hard work and honesty was recognised then.Instead of getting jeolous of the so called priviledged positions{it is not priviledge,but meritocracy} the tamils had you should have focused on what the tamils were contributing,Look at what the tamils contributed to singapore.The grateful chinese revered tamils like rajaratnam deputy to lee kuan yew and looked after him for life with 24/7 nurses until his death.

          Now look at what sri lanka is minus the tamils in key positions,substituted by your very own sinhala bhuddhists.Are you happy now ,the nationalist that you are?patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels who don’t mind their country being run to the ground as long as it is done by their own sinhala bhuddhists.

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