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Lies-Agreed-Upon Will Hinder National Reconciliation

By Rasika Jayakody

Rasika Jayakody

In response to my previous article, titled “Sinhala hooliganism’s partner in crime“, Kanthar Balanathan, a Tamil engineer and one of the close observers of the secessionist struggle in Sri Lanka, made following remarks on Facebook.

“The problem ( Balanathan was referring to the Tamil problem in Sri Lanka)  was created by SJVC ( S.J.V Chelvanayagam ) .

If we look at the sequence,

•        GGP (G.G. Ponnambalam ) elected to State Council in 1934

•        The ACTC ( All Ceylon Tamil Congress)  founded in 1944. GGP asked for 50-50% representation, which was an imprudent and thoughtless demand.

•        GGP became the Leader of ACTC on 29-08-1944

•        SJVC became the Deputy leader in 1944

•        SJVC elected to parliament in 1947 (first time)

•        Citizenship act passed on 20-08-1948

•        Citizenship act became law on 15-11-1948

•        FP (Federal Party – ITAK ) was formed on 18-12-1949

•        Tamil politicians defined the Tamils as a distinct Nation in 1951

•        SLFP formed by S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake  in 1951

It was speculated that SJVC left ACTC and formed his ITAK for power and popularity,over a portfolio issue. There was no reason to form a “Tamil Kingdom Party (TKP)”. If he did not like the system, he should have left politics and gone back to Malaysia.”

Balanathan also made some remarks over the Sinhala Only act. 

” Why can’t we study Sinhalese language, when Tamils elsewhere study Italian, Dutch, Hungarian, Indonesian, and Cambodian?

We want every citizen in Sri Lanka to realize that they are “SRI LANKAN” and that is the only race in Sri Lanka. Anyone else who claim they are ( distinctly) “Muslim” or “Tamil”, can go back to wherever they came from.

The British colonised the upcountry with almost more than half a million Tamils from India. This colonisation displaced the inhabitant Sinhalese after 2300 years of living in their own land. Who is going to answer these facts?

Let us forget the past and move forward as Sri Lankan,”

Some of his remarks are emphatic. Some remarks, one might say, are impracticable. Be that as it may, the crux of his argument was that Tamils never wanted a ‘Tamil problem’ in Sri Lanka. It was the politicians who wanted a problem in their quest to attain political power. If the much debated “Sinhala Only” act had some demerits, as I explained in my previous article, corrective measures could have been taken. But the ITAK, led by Chelvanayagam, was never interested in solutions or corrective measures. He only wanted problems and more problems, to be utilized to inflate his communal fire-power.

Chelvanayagam’s first public remark about secession was made even before the primary resolution of the ITAK, passed in 1949. His secessionist motives were clearly visible in the speech he made on the 26th November 1947, exactly seven years before the birth of Velupillai Prabhakaran. S.L. Gunasekera’s study ” Tigers, Moderates and Pandora’s Package” contains a statement by Chelvanayagam which he made moving an amendment to the first Address of Thanks to the ‘Throne Speech’ in the first house of representation. Chelvanayagam said,

“If Ceylon is fighting to secede from the British Empire why should not the Tamil people, if they feel like it, secede from the rest of the country?”

Chelvanayagam’s early remarks directly contradict the claims by LTTE sympathizers that the Tamil problem was created by ‘Sinhala Only Act‘ or subsequent anti-Tamil riots. They elucidate that Chelvanayagam planted the seeds of secession even before Sri Lanka attained independence from the British rule.

There were two factors that pushed Chelvanayagam towards secession. One was a fear that loomed large in his head about the plight of the Tamils in the “independent Ceylon”. Under the British rule, Tamils enjoyed a better position compared to the Sinhalese in the government service etc. Tamils who came from Jaffna had better educational facilities and the British considered them as honest and obedient workers. The percentage of Tamils in the government service was largely disproportionate to the percentage of Tamil population in Sri Lanka. With independence from the British rule, Chelvanayagam realized that the dynamics were shifting. He thought, much to the detriment of the future of Sri Lanka, that secession was the way forward!

He was also influenced by the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu which was in full swing towards the latter half of the 1930s. By this time, Dravidian movement called for a separate state in Tamil Nadu and even went on to urge the British government to govern their “state” as a separate entity, independent from India. Parallel to Chelvanayagam’s claims on secession in Sri Lanka in 1947, Dravida Kazagam movement was also waging their separatist political struggle in India.

This crystallizes the fact that Chelvanayagam, who was considered as the apostle of non violence, played a pivotal role in triggering a three decade long war that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.  However, at a point where Sri Lanka celebrates the fourth anniversary of the war victory, one might ask whether it is necessary to initiatea dialogue over the duplicitous conduct of Chelvanayagam who died more than three decades ago. But a better understanding of opportunistic moves and motives of communal politics will help Sri Lanka identify the key problems that hinder the process of national reconciliation in the long run.

One obstacle to national reconciliation at the moment is the dis-engagement policy spawned by communal politics. Many, who express their displeasure over the government’s “failure” to implement LLRC recommendations, turn a blind eye to the dis-engagement policy adopted by the Tamil chauvinism. As long as mythical concepts such as ‘distinct nationality’ and ‘traditional homeland’ rule the roost, it is an insurmountable task to create ‘national reconciliation’. If Sri Lanka is to achieve the much-needed national reconciliation, the only distinct nationality in Sri Lanka should be the ‘Sri Lankan nation’ and the only traditional homeland in Sri Lanka should be nothing but ‘Sri Lanka’. For instance, identification of Tamils as a distinct nationality is detrimental to Muslims as that would make the latter a less-significant nation. In the same way if North and East is identified as the traditional homeland of Tamils, despite myriad historical evidence to the contrary, that would make the Sinhalese and Muslims in the East, two communities that form a sizable proportion of the ethnic composition of the province, orphans in their own lands (not to mention the plight of the Tamils who live outside their ‘traditional homeland’). This line of thinking will certainly sabotage the process of natural reconciliation of which the creation of a Sri Lankan identity plays a role of great importance.

‘Tamil politics’ in Sri Lanka is still based on Thimphu Principles formulated by the Tamil militants in 1985. History has repeated proven that Thimphu principals do not hold any water.

Tamils, who were bruised and battered by the 30 year long war, do not need further complications. They need solutions. On the contrary, the TNA and the Tamil Diaspora at large do not want to see solutions because that will deprive them of their demands and slogans. That is why they are not willing to come out of the communal cage. While pledging that they would ensure self-determination and autonomy for the distinct Tamil nation in the ‘traditional homeland’, they, in the same breath, say that the government has not made any concrete effort towards national reconciliation in the aftermath of war!

Talk about hypocrisy, duplicity and opportunism!!

*Rasika Jayakody is a Sri Lankan journalist who may be contacted at rasikajayakody2@gmail.com 

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    More BS from Jayakody? Not worthy of further comment about this racist-chauvinist-extremist Sinhala Buddhist….

    Balanathan might be an engineer but nobody for the Tamils….

    Donald Gnanakone.
    Tamils For Justice.

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      I agree with Donald comments.
      Rasika Jayakody

      “The ACTC ( All Ceylon Tamil Congress) founded in 1944. GGP asked for 50-50% representation, which was an imprudent and thoughtless demand.”

      Have you read his 50-50 speech?

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      Donald:

      You are talking about justice to Tamils while you are living in California.

      You should have settled in Tamilnadu and should have fight for Tamil justice al over the world, particularly in Tamilnadu.

      Don’t you think, you are just a stupid hypocrite ?

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    I don’t understand this Sinhala modaya, get his nursery education. Idiot as usual creating new history. Pig must be properly educated.

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      J.Muthu

      You know Mahanama wrote fiction which continues to unfurl to this day.

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        What does illeterate jungle boys know of Mahawamsa or Mahanama?

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          Hela

          “What does illeterate jungle boys know of Mahawamsa or Mahanama?”

          There isn’t much to say about the fiction except to confirm your ancestors were born out of bestiality, practiced incestuous relation and parricide which could be a fair assessment of present day Helas.

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            Ouch!
            That hurt NV

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              What happened Chandra? Did your balls got entangled with something (if you have balls of course)?

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              Chandra

              “Ouch!That hurt NV”

              It is meant for Sinhala/Buddhists.

              If you are a Sinhalese or a Buddhist I assure you the comment was not aimed at you.

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            Native Vedda:

            Our ancestors might have born because of bestiality. but, their descendants are far civilized and far far brave than you people.

            Just reflect and see.

            Rasika Jayakody excellent title. Excellent content .

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              Jim softy

              Come on Jimmy you can only compare like with like.
              hence I would like to see your definition of civilisation before my elders can comment on it.

              Be a man give us definition.

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              Jim softy

              You want see living Sinhala/Buddhist civilisation please read Hela’s comment:

              “if you are really interested in knowing something more than sniffing behind wild boar please read Wilhelm Geiger’s analysis of Mahawamsa.”

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              Jim softy

              A spell in the jungle would do you good.

              However you need to read the following opinion which was published in Island many moons ago I hope would help you to recognise your own stupidity and ignorance:

              Opinion
              Veddas are civilized!

              I was disconcerted to read Mr. Siva Coomarasamy’s letter titled “Another Dangerous Habit” in The Island of Sept. 18 calling Sri Lanka’s Veddas ‘primitive’ and portraying Uruwarige Wannilae Atto as ‘unpredictable’ and given to violence. I am sure most readers would find the denigrating labels that Mr. Coomarasamy attaches to the Vedda chief and the contempt with which he perceives him and the Veddas offensive.

              I wonder whether Mr. Coomarasamy, who makes such sweeping judgments on Uruwarige Wannilae Atto and his people, ever met them. I have, and I consider Uruwarige Wannilae Atto to be a civilised and sober leader of a group of people who respect all living beings and the environment in which they live. I find them to be a highly considerate and gentle group of people, extremely hospitable to their visitors and who believe in preserving the environment for future generations. In fact I feel there are many civilised things we could learn from them and their life ways.

              At a time when most of our daily newscasts are dominated by stories of violence of the more “civilised” people of this country, how often do we hear of any Vedda going berserk with his axe or behaving in an unpredictable manner? On what basis does Mr. Coomarasamy make these generalisations about the Veddas and what is the yardstick with which he measures “primitiveness” in human beings?

              The comparison drawn by Mr. Coomarasamy between the Rajiv Gandhi incident and Uruwarige Wannilae Atto visiting the President at Temple Trees is illogical as there is a political background to the former incident. It is bizarre to assume that Uruwarige Wannilae Atto would want to inflict the kind of harm on the Sri Lankan Head of State that the naval rating wanted to inflict on Rajiv Gandhi. In fact, I admire the President and his security personnel for the trust they place in this charismatic leader. The fact that the President allows the Vedda leader to approach him with the axe that Veddas customarily carry on their shoulder reveals the confidence that the President himself has in the Vedda leader and the respect and trust with which he treats Uruwarige Wannilae Atto.

              If Uruwarige Wannilae Atto and his people are as unpredictable and potentially violent as Mr. Coomarasamy makes them out to be, by now there would have been at least one incident where they have acted violently against the thousands of people who visit Dambane, especially to meet Uruwarige Wannilae Atto, talk with him and learn about the lifestyle and culture of these people who are an integral part of the Sri Lankan social and cultural heritage.

              Champa Fernando
              Peradeniya

              http://www.island.lk/2007/09/22/opinion1.html

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            Jungle boy,

            Without demonstrating your ignorance, if you are really interested in knowing something more than sniffing behind wild boar please read Wilhelm Geiger’s analysis of Mahawamsa.

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              Hela

              “please read Wilhelm Geiger’s analysis of Mahawamsa.”

              Which chapter?

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    Rasika Jayakody

    “Tamil politics’ in Sri Lanka is still based on Thimphu Principles formulated by the Tamil militants in 1985. History has repeated proven that Thimphu principals do not hold any water.”

    Could you state the principles and clarify which part of the principle is objectionable to you and your fellow Sinhala/Buddhists?

    Why do you think those principles do not hold water?

    “The problem ( Balanathan was referring to the Tamil problem in Sri Lanka) was created by SJVC ( S.J.V Chelvanayagam ) .”

    If I could suggest an appropriate description, it would be

    Sinhala/Buddhist problem imposed on rest of the people.

    You can use this description without my prior permission.

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      /*
      Why do you think those principles do not hold water?
      */

      It looks like a gust of wind just blew naked Veddha’s loin cloth hiding a Vellala codpiece.

      The one that says Tamils constitute a “nation” with a right to self-determination does not hold water.

      Perhaps you can enlighten why Tamils aren’t just a minority. If not a minority, what remedial, historical and earned basis does the Tamil nation exist and to what extent?

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        Vibhushana

        “It looks like a gust of wind just blew naked Veddha’s loin cloth hiding a Vellala codpiece.”

        I ask the short story writer for clarification. Let him deal with it.

        I have said in the past and will say it again, it would be an ultimate insult to me when you stupid people identify/lump me with rest of your stupid Tamils and Sinhala/Buddhists.

        “The one that says Tamils constitute a “nation” with a right to self-determination does not hold water”

        And why do you find a nation with a right to self-determination does not hold water?

        Lets deal/discuss with the historical, theoretical, ideological political ..basis of this nation.

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          Hello there,

          /*
          And why do you find a nation with a right to self-determination does not hold water?
          */

          A nation probably does. What makes you think Tamils in Sri Lanka constitute a nation? As the author of this article points out Tamil nation concept emerged in 1951. What happens in 1951 that changes things?

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            Vibhushana

            This is what I wrote earlier:

            And why do you find a nation with a right to self-determination does not hold water?

            Lets deal/discuss with the historical, theoretical, ideological political ..basis of this nation.

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              Look there.

              Its simple really. On the night of March 28 1951 I went bed happy with the way things are.

              On April 1 1951 the Federal Party decides Tamil in Sri Lanka are living in some kind of a separate nation. They then begin to run amok tarring Sinhala letters on number plates etc. Why did FP disturb my sleep with this crap?

              Respond with something substantial for me to dig my teeth in. If not this will be my last response to you. I don’t want to waste time going in circles with you.

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        I thought the Same. Now, we know the Native Vedda is a Dravidian from south india.

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          Jim softy

          “I thought the Same. Now, we know the Native Vedda is a Dravidian from south india.”

          Could you define Dravidian.

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    “Lies-Agreed-Upon Will Hinder National Reconciliation”

    The author is Sinhala chauvinism personified.

    He has to look at the history of Sri Lanka to find that
    the Tamils of North-East of Sri Lanka have been there before Sinhalese, more than 3000 years ago.

    He is qualified to join the Bodu Bala Sena.

    Propagate our lies in style man!

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      Thiru

      “The Tamils of North-East of Sri Lanka have been there before Sinhalese, more than 3000 years ago.”

      Oh please give us a break.

      Where is the evidence?

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        Read authentic history books.

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          Thiru

          Could you deal with Vibhushana’s comment – (August 9, 2013,10:03 am).

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        Read “A Handbook on Ceylon” by S E N Nicholas, 1939, and there are several other books, and even in the Internet – Wikipedia, etc.

        King Solomon’s merchants traded with Eelam (North-East of Sri Lanka) through the port at Manthai, Mannar. Even Israeli archives have reference to such events: They even mention a kingdom south of Eelam.

        Instead of relying on lies read genuine history and you will find the truth.

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          Read “A Handbook on Ceylon” by S E N Nicholas, 1939

          Well, there you go the title gives it away. Ceylon (British), Ceylan (Dutch) and Cielo (Portugese) means one thing – “Sinhala/Hela”. Its a geographic and cultural identity given to people of the island. Feel free to browse the maps here. See if you can spot a Tamil Eelam plotted there.

          How or where on earth is Tamil Eelam then? Well it only exist in virtual realms really. The Tamil language is deficient in phonemes “Sa” or “Ha”. That meant Tamils could not pronounce Sinhala as Ela or Elam. Someone, probably a Vellala nitwit was probably responsible for sending you on a wild goose chase.

          The earliest reference to Tamil Eelam is found in a book by Rasalingam. I think the Vellalars got going based on this book. Not long after someone from University of Madras mentioned Rasalingam got it all wrong and the “Eelam” is fact means “Sinhala”. I don’t think the Vellala vanity allowed them to stop and have a good look. Alas all those failures since then ha? Imagine if the mistake was picked up much earler? All this embarrassment and humiliation could have been prevented isnt it?

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          Thiru,

          If you read Wikipedia little bit further you would find that the first Tamil kingdonm in Sri Lanka was formed in the 13th century. King Dutugemunu unified the country almost 1000 years before the first Tamil kingdom in Sri Lanka. Later, that very Tamil kingdom was ruled by Sapumal kumaraya onbehalf of Kotte Sinhala king.

          There may have been Tamils living in this country (it is just few km to cross from India) in ancient times. However there was no distinct Tamil nation or a homeland. Lack of a recognisable political formation distinctly identifiable as Tamil in ancient Sri Lanka clearly disprove the Tamil homeland myth.

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      If Thiru used the term “people belongs to Dravidian ethnicity’ instead of Tamil, I believe it is not hard to find evidence to prove 3000 year of history.
      To me, concepts of unique Sinhala language or a unique race/tribe based on a written story of a half human / half lion man and his 700 rowdies are fictional..
      *) It say that in every 200km in India, you can find a different language and a different culture.
      *) It is also said (in Wiki) that closest languages to Sinhalese are Maldivian and Minicoy Island languages.. Any resemblance than uniqueness in Sinhala language?
      *) Chinese socialist revolutionists managed to bring all one billion (1936 ?) people to use one (modified) language in very short period of time. This is called Simplified Chinese that uses only 7000 characters where Traditional Chinese and Japanese still officially use 50,000 to 70,000 Kanjis. This big cultural, language change started after year 1936..
      *) Isn’t it possible that this common Sinhala Language, Aryan race like concepts forced into commoners in late 20th and early 21st century by elite Singhas and Dharmapala like people? If one billion people’s culture/language in China changed in a very short period, isn’t it possible in Siri Lanka?
      *) My grandmother from Matale was fluent in Tamil, and my mother could speak Tamil as well. I came to know about it when I heard them talking to a Tamil in Colombo. They never claimed that they could speak Tamil. When I asked my mother about it, she said most could speak Tamil at those times. This is still puzzling to me… (I know I am Dravidian :-) )

      Anura

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        About my grandmothers fluency in Tamil: if you do fact finding mission about the past, it won’t be difficult to find HOW she became fluent in Tamil. But real question we need to understand is WHY she became fluent in Tamil.
        WHY my grandmother was fluent in Tamil… My guess is the harmony, unity and respect among the fellow humans beings she lived with…
        Anura

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          Anura

          Some say that as you go high up in the Kandyan society their Tamil improves.

          Is your family connected to old aristocracy?

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    Balanathan should have stayed in sri lanka,educated his children in sinhala medium schools upto university.
    He has an axe to grind against SJVC.
    SJVC certainly did not crave for fame & leadership. He wanted emancipation and liberation of tamils.If tamils had been treated as absolute equals in every sense of the word,the ethnic conflict would not have arisen.
    Even now it is not too late. Withdraw the army from the northeast,replace the governers with civilians and let the citizens manage their lives. Is this too much to ask for.
    Once this happens,this loose talk of ‘homeland’,’secession’ etc. will die down.
    Let the tamils abroad come back and commence projects.

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      JUSTICW:YOU SAY:

      “SJVC certainly did not crave for fame & leadership. He wanted emancipation and liberation of tamils.If tamils had been treated as absolute equals in every sense of the word,the ethnic conflict would not have arisen.”

      I am truly puzzled. I would like to ask you, without rancor or the usual internet venom in what way were the Tamils ill-treated in 1949- 1951 when SJVC came out of the the shadow cast by GGP and decided to make his mark? Please enlighten us.
      By that time GGP had abandoned his sectarian politics and forgotten about 50/50 and joined the Senanayake Govt.The 50/50 demand was a foolishly impractical one but to GGP’s credit he abandoned it in good time.
      It is truly strange and indeed alarming that after all these years it has its defenders and propagandists.Won’t the Tamil nationalists ever learn to get away from their unrealistic dreams?

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    This is yet another evil b…d “creating” history that never occurred, building spurious theories on it and then making vicious pronouncements that, if followed through, will result in more misery for his victims.
    However, he should beware that it is not only the minorities that pay the price in the final denouement. The likes of him and his paymasters will ultimately pay as did the butchers of Srebrenica, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, milosevic etc. Can hardly wait for that day!

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    This Bugger Rasika, another Born Again Olcott Buddhist trying to distort History, making a vain effort thinking others are fools and gullible as himself.

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    I am no SL specialist. But, being a Tamil and a staunch Indian, my few observations:

    1. Secessionist tendencies in Tamilnadu were never deep rooted. Few politicians had such aspirations. But even they were only skin deep secessionists. DMK’s volte face on the demand for Dravida Nadu and its support of Indian Army during Chinese aggressions are good examples.

    2. I presume that it was the fact in Sri Lanka as well. SJVC might have had secessionist ideas. But what propelled the 30 year civil war was the reluctance of the Sinhala community to understand that Tamils are as native to the land as them and factors like only sinhala act, standardization, frequent anti-tamil riots culminating in 1983 genocide. These factors pushed Tamils towards militant organisations like LTTE.

    3. Reconciliation could only be achieved when Sinhala buddhists understand that Tamils are indigenous to Lanka as themselves. Even the Indian Tamils are there for generations and now they should be identified and dealt with as Sri Lankans and not as outsiders.

    4. Accepting Tamils as indigenous to Srilanka would mean that the distinct identity of Tamils is not abrogated by sinhalization and land grabbing in Tamil areas. This is not synonymous with mono-ethnic craziness. Had there been no civil war and had there been no ‘only sinhala, standardization, riots’, the Tamils there would have become anyway sinhalized. This is how the Karawe, Durawe, Salagama, Hinna, Wahumpara etc became Sinhalese. The same process would have taken care of the few secessionist tamil chauvinists. But alas, due to misguided religious fervour and racism, the Sinhalese over reacted and created a civil war.

    5. I personally like Sinhalese. I wish that Tamils and Sinhalese live amicably. I even wish that Tamilnadu Tamils and Sinhalese develop cordial relations. I wish you all a prosperous Lanka.

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      Well said. An exemplary comment. The human being is larger than Sinhala or Tamil. We are missing the wood for the trees.

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        “I personally like Sinhalese. I wish that Tamils and Sinhalese live amicably. I even wish that Tamilnadu Tamils and Sinhalese develop cordial relations. I wish you all a prosperous Lanka”
        We Sri Lankans would love it more than anybody else but,it is your TN and central govt.politicians who throw the spanner every time.

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      Dear ITH,

      Before pointing your finger at Sinhala people can you please enlighten us bit more on the following?

      1. Why did PM Nehru enacted legislation banning sessionism? What are those laws?

      2. Does Tamilnadu school curricular requires students to study Hindi in addition to Tamil? Do Tamils boycot study of Hindi?

      3. Do you know Tamil is a national language of Sri Lanka?

      4. Is there a Tamil version of Indian national anthem “jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he”….? Do Tamils sing the Hindi anthem without protest?

      5. Is Tamilnadu an exclusive domain for Tamils only (and all others are considered outsiders similar to the view of TNA CM candidate Wigneswaran re North of Sri Lanka)?

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      You have justified your opening statement on many issues relating to SL.
      But,you are right about the scessionists,they are skin deep only in a handful of politicians. The others who follow them are doing so for various reasons such as collections,commisions,refugee statue etc.
      Ordanry Tamil people in Sri Lanka never asked for this stupid Eelam and even now they want to be just left alone.
      Whenever the Tamil politicians made unjust unfair demands the Sinhalese made the stupid mistake of attcking the ordinary Tamil(mostly vandlise the Jaffna store and the thosai boutique in town)instead of lynching those politicians.
      The reasons you think that drow the Tamils to fight the government have now been proven wrong. RAW ‘you know who’started training Tamil youth as far back as 1972 on your prime minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi’s instructions.But India does not want ot see a seperate country for the Tamils in the north instead they want a prolonged agitation in the north so that India can keep SL under its thumb.
      This reconcilliation most people talk about is utter nonsense.
      You go to Gallface any evening you’ll see poeple recociled. Travel in a bus or train you’ll see people reconciled.
      The land grab has its own reasons. research a little more and I’m sure you’ll find them.
      Again,those who rubbish Rasika,shy away from the argument.Prove him wrong instead of whining. Come up with counter arguments with facts!!

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    More than 90% of what is written in this article is just the speculation of the author and others whom he has quoted. SJVC NEVER said or did any what is said here. Most of it is just the imagination of the writer and other writers who he quotes.

    This whole article can be called “RUBBISH”.

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    Rajapakses created Boddu Bala Sena to detract attention away from LLRC.
    As a supplement Rasika is enrolled by Rajapakses to fill glaring gaps.
    Rasika’s argumentation is too selective, eg disfranchisement of Tamils in 1948/9 drove SJVC to leave the govt and the Tamil Party and to create the Federal Party, the next step away from ”unitary” to give Tamils enough political/economic/social/cultural freedom to remain in one country as in some other countries with federalism.

    Tamils, don’t waste your time on this Rasika’s time-wasting project. Get on with sturdy argumentation with the other members of the UN and the Commonwealth and other organisations/groups.

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      I meant disfranchisement is totally ignored by Rasika.

      Distinct nationalities are accepted all over the world.

      ”Tamil chauvinism” is an imagination of Sinhala chauvisits. Asking for justice is termed ”Tamil chauvinism” by Sinhala chauvinists.
      How venomous is Sinhala chauvinism !!!!!

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        Rajapakses will resort to any deception as long as there are willing Sinhala chuvisits ready to oblige them. They are desperately trying to hide not only their authoritarianism in all areas but also to obfuscate/bury what conscientious Sinhalese have been trying to voice:
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/my-submission-to-the-psc-on-political-and-constitutional-changes/

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        How about Distinct Nationlities in the USA and the western “developed world ?.

        For example, they use the american flag to unite every nationality who are economic migrants to the country.

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    Would this “close this observer” Kanthar Balanathan care to write or comment to CT (i assume CT has no objections) without the cut and paste
    i have read in the past at LW
    Is RJ riding a three-legged donkey blind fold?

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