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Missing The Missing For 33 Years Pro-Missing With Many Missings 

By Thangamuthu Jayasingam –

Prof. Thangamuthu Jayasingam

It was the army that woke me on the 5th September 1990 and with it unfortunately they have taken away my sleep for 33 years. 158 persons they took/arrested  from the Eastern University Refugee camp at Vantharumoolai, aged between 11 and 56 are still to be seen or acknowledged. Of the complainants of the missing 46 are no more and the others would become missing exponentially as their age catches on them. It will be the next generations that are going to tell the tale and make the cases of their missed generation to the politicos of the next  generation  or beyond. These are just facts but the sufferings undergone by each family is beyond description. 

I know of families where the kid had not seen the father; suffered economically as the breadwinner had been lost; families who had been displaced subsequently; many who had spent large sums of money in search of their missing in any and every possible way from horoscope to visit to various sites in the country. Some had managed to slowly come above but many suffer in silence crying at nights to show a better face tomorrow. Painful compromises. The financial downfall in the country and associated issues have doubled their stress as they walk dead. It seems that they have gone missing from the screen of the government except to highlight at times that they care. The 2000+ day protest in Jaffna ignored by the state is a vivid example.

Many institutions and establishment had been formulated or assigned to look at some of the issues mainly to satisfy the larger world outside and its agencies. These include Office on Missing Persons (OMP), Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), the proposed National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) and Office for Reparation (OR)

OMP

OMP officials come often when the politics so wishes, but had not seen to make a sincere impact. I reported all those officers from the Army who came to the refugee camp to the first Presidential Commission on Missing people of the Eastern Province and submitted all the documents we had from the camp meticulously recorded by the undergrads who remained in the camp as refugees. It is unfortunate that the records of the past are ignored and the new commissions seek for new information and report from the relatives of the missing. A clear indication of the ‘missing syndrome’ of the state is where information goes missing and also the case. Perhaps the files will close when the reported 158 are no more, as 46 have ‘gone’ already from the first group of reporting persons. I cannot understand why the data from the previous commissions are not processed and relief provided as appropriate, if any. May be after all it is just an exercise to please someone.

OR (Office for Reparation) 

Reparations have been another issue that has been related to the missing persons and those affected but not associated to loss of a life in the process. People who lost lives were given Rs 50,000 initially and also the death certificate after a year for formalities sake. However later this was made into a certificate of missing but had the value of a death certificate for transactions. There were any thousands in the camp  and we had given a document to the commission from the 10,000 families that sought refuge at the VRC (Vanthrumoolai Refugee Camp). I have not seen or known of any processing. The state had through various other means provided a maximum of Rs. 150,000 for housing damages/lost to the state sector employees and a compensatory loan for industries with a maximum of  Rs 3 million. I was entitled to both but had taken only the first. I did not take the loan for the Cinema my father had put up, but the hassle I went through to get approval to prove that Cinema is an industry was an uphill task. Our Cinema was burnt, our house was vandalized fully, which had almost 8000 sq ft in area on  both floors. In recent years it is reported, that tens and hundreds of  millions of rupees had been doled out to politicians and assisted persons for loss of housing/houses burnt associated with ARAGALAYA. It remains a query whether both are citizens of the same country? In a time of economic collapse handing over millions (10-200) may not be seen as right by many, but true. Those from our list will have to await another century or the ‘system change’ for any relief. I myself feel that I must make an application to the Human Right Commission for inequality in compensation for loss of house through riots.

National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) and ONUR

Beginning as Truth and Reconciliation Commission it had been transformed to National Unity and Reconciliation Commission. Th loss of TRUTH seems significant as many were reluctant with the word and associated it directly to the possible punitive measures that may follow the truth. Though some aspects of truth seeking is in the document the loss f the word in the title seems significant. I am not certain how this would differ from ONUR (Office for National Unity and Reconciliation) except the fact that one is a commission and the other an office. It is yet to really find out how these are going to function given the political climate in the country. 

Closer to elections there always tends to be ethnic and religious difference being highlighted. The recent phenomena have been the Buddhist statues /temples that are spreading across the country specially the North East. More and more archaeological monuments/sites that are discovered mostly related to Sinhala and Buddhist heritage. This is often followed by the tussle between communities, ministry spokesperson and at time the judiciary where even judiciary has been referred to as madmen by some parliamentarian. Those who have sought for the truth since long may have to await much longer periods for the truth if  they so desire, which may be a long way off.

Reconciliation seems a long way from home. Recently on the 13th amendment the President stated ‘that it is part of the constitution and there is no need to talk about it but implement as a part’, later it became that there needs parliamentary concurrence and then later many fronts speak of various aspects.

Quo Vadis?

Singapore elected a President of Tamil origin, Britain a Prime Minister of Indian origin, Americans have a Tamil contesting  Presidential election. Already many Indians are in powerful positions. But will it happen in Sri Lanka? KW Devanayagam who should have been or could have been the PM gave way to Mr Premadasa of UNP. Mr Lakshman Kadirgamar who could have been the PM was never given a chance. Is reconciliation a possibility when racist leaders and religious leaders twist the political management or survive in the split that they make. Whether the commission and the office would be able to make a change is to be seen. 

The sufferings of the families of missing persons of the 1990 incident I was witness to as a victim would be a token for memory but whether it will make way to a positive development seems a distant mirage. Many of the institutions that had been proposed had limited success as they do not have a clear mandate and  associated power. 

A sincere leader and a government focused in development of the state and not on themselves  is the need of the  day for us to rise from the ashes as Phoenix. But it seems missing like those missing being missed except in pro-missing. 

*The author is a Professor Emeritus of Eastern University where he had served for 40 years and also was the Vice Chancellor of same.  He is now an Attorney at law appearing for victims of human right violations. In 1990 he was the Officer in Charge of the Vantharumoolai refugee Camp of Eastern University being a refugee himself having lost him home and family business. He is also a Director of the National Peace Council

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    This is a sadness which along with other scars Tamils have to bear. There will be commissions and more. A new commissioner has been appointed. No doubt he will have many jaunts and taste good food in the North and East. We know that nothing will come out of it. We had hoped that the wheel of Karma will provide an answer but that too does not seem to work as all the miscreants are living good lives while the affected families are left to suffer their pain. We have to wait and see whether Karma will catch up as our religions tell us. I wonder how these men who killed and maimed sleep at night when so many spend their nights crying in pain for their missing ones. The sincere leader that the Professor hopes for will not come. The politicians have too much to hide.

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      Cicero

      There is more to Sri Lanka than ineffective commissions (commissions are in fact the instruments of smoothly covering up truth, an exercise in eyewash, meant to kowtow to the rulers, ….).

      We have seen how prospective candidates bribe (2005) so called terrorists to force people to boycott voting, glorifying the killings of more innocent people to win elections again (2010), then of course created fear and confusion by arranging religious zealots suicide bomb religious establishments and tourist hotels, …. using state officials, …. and 269 innocent people were killed including foreigners.


      Channel 4 වීඩියෝව Video Courtesy Channel 4 Lifestyle
      “https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1458482741660267&extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-IOS_GK0T-GK1C&mibextid=2Rb1fB&ref=sharing”

      Death of 269 innocent people brought 6.9 million to vote for Gota.
      Why hasn’t the patriotic good people of this island risen up?
      Who were the functionaries who failed (deliberately) in their responsibility even though Hindians passed on intelligence in good time two weeks prior to the bombing.

      Are the state functionaries and security apparatus with the people or with crooks, mass murderers, …..?

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        NV

        You seem to be better informed. The Channel 4 documentary was aired only last night in UK.
        The fact that only GR benefitted from the bombing, it was obvious the Rajapakses were behind but now, it is very much confirmed, except for those who prefer to bury their heads in the sand. The govt. as usual, has promised a commission to investigate the evidence that Ch.4 is offering & that says a lot. Why did successive govts. did little to investigate the truth &, by the way, did slimy Sira pay compensation as directed by the courts? A yob parliamentarian shot him self in the foot by revealing in public that he was informed by his father but unlike any concerned citizen, failed to report the matter, even warn the cardinal. Investigative officers were side lined, so, were we really in the dark until a TV investigation came up with facts?
        Cont.

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          Cont.
          It is not only the Tamils who disappeared & unaccounted for, the investigations into the disappearances & murders of journalists & critics of the regime have been swept under the carpet too. An innocent Tamil mechanic, the principal accused in the murder of Lasantha, died in police custody, which enabled the investigation to be conveniently closed. I am sure there are many such people who had no voice but suffered in silence. Didn’t Tiran Alles blow the whistle about payments to the LTTE by the Rajapakses? If not true, why haven’t the Rajapakses sued Alles to save their good name because the grave allegations even relate to treason?
          Poor gullible SL was taken for a ride & the Rajapakses are laughing, at the expense of those who lost loved ones. All the atrocities & injustice makes my blood boil.

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            Raj UK, after channel 4, SJB is demanding yet another version of Parliamentary select committee. Part 1 was MS / RW version. Part 2 was Rajapaksa version, now getting ready for modified RW version. Siri Lanka, like no other. Gullible …… no, simply retarded. According to Gotha and Sally , to stage Easter Mayhem, a person has to be physically present in Lanka to direct the mission. If not he / she is innocent. Lankans forget the first action Gotha took after becoming President is to suspend the entire CID and place a travel ban.

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              Isn’t MS found guilty by courts ??? I guess in Siri Lanka if higher authority is aware of a plot and look the other way, is considered innocent.

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                SRILANKEN COURTS are just on paper. Those judges are lawyers, most of them dont know the true meaning of ” approbationn of a law authorities”. More funds can tame them like rubbers. Unfortunately, this is the dangerous situation even if some young lawyers stood out in Aragalaya did a great job, looking back. However, hirachial structures in lanken courts are equally or more corurpted and abusive beyond bearing.
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                They are just bunch of idiots that bring verdicts, however when Rajapakshes AND their close confidiantes committ any crimes, even courts verdicts act as gossips of the day. I thought the bugger Maithreepala would have been hanged by his balls, for not having done the due as the head of state, but letting EASTER SUNDAY DISASTER be happening.

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                  Those judges and lawyers dont seem to know the true meaning of approbation of a law authority…..

  • 14
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    I got the details of the tragedy from you in February 1991, if my memory serves me right. You were already despairing of ever finding out the truth. But do not fear. At that time we had a little trust in commissions of inquiry. But today, the Commissions are simply ridiculous. Look at the way Shanie Abeysekara was punished and how it is justified. It has come to a point where the State has to punish its own investigators for finding out the truth. Where do we look for the truth? I wonder what kind of reasons our creditors use to lend us money? They cannot be very flattering to our leaders. The truth will come out when this system of concealment collapses.

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      Great comment by Dr Rajan Hoole. He must be one of the few Tamils who are trilingual, writing as he does mostly in English.
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      He will probably disclaim any significant knowledge of Sinhalese, but that some of his Secondary Education was in boarding schools where Sinhalese and Tamil students (a few Tamil speaking Muslims also thrown in) has made it possible for him to rise above narrow parochialism.
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      Prof. Thangamuthu Jayasingam has spoken about the 13th Amendment Apart from deplorable racism, there are good reasons related to every day problems why the Sinhalese living in the balance seven states find this 13th Amendment a problem. In these areas (mine is the Uva Province) it creates the most unexpected problems. The crooks and local politicians greatly benefit from it.
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      Devolution to the Tamil and Muslim areas in the North and the East is very necessary, but it should be granted only with the greatest care, and by a regime that has obtained a mandate for it. But also soon.
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      Also the very name of the Amendment of it has acquired such negative connotations that it may be best to devolve the substance of it under a different name.
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      Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela (NIC 483111444V)

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        How does one obtain a ‘mandate’ in Sri Lanka? Does a ‘mandate’ mean anything for any politician in our country?
        You must not scribble something merely for the sake of making a say.

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          Nathan,
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          Getting a mandate without building society is equivalent to Gota’s 6.9 million votes.-
          If JVPrs would try to get the mandate like a TSUNAMI wave, it will end the same speed for sure. Besides, JVPrs have no special abilities than those VIYATHMAGA-LED-GOTABAYA rise.

          Had these voters ever known the capabilities of Gotabaya, who was then hiding in the United States as a refugee, he would have been indispensable to the civil war. Although his deportation alone could be seen as the biggest act of opportunism, Sri Lanka was blindsided by the dominance of the grass-eaters.

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      Dear Ratnarajan H,
      Our creditors are in an investment mode not in any investigative mode.
      Every Head of State knows the whole truth. Each is fearful of the other!

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    “Everything faded into the mist. The past was erased.The erasure was forgotten. The lie became the truth”. -George Orwell, 1984.

    We should never let it happen. The strategy of the Sinhala government is the Trump strategy of making lies true. We will never let it happen. We will transfer our knowledge of what happened to future generations of Tamils living everywhere and keeping our memories of the massacres of our people alive.

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    Many know who the war criminals are, even the racist Sinhala Buddhists but their excuse is where is the proof. To have proof you got to have a proper investigation. The military that did it and the master minds who sanctioned will not allow it.

    I was watching the cardinal a couple of days back and I actually felt sorry for him. He now says that he cannot trust the local investigation but when Tamils said that he was against he was even against internationalizing the plight of the Tamils during the war and after the war.

    Many would have seen the highlights of Chanel 4. So why is Gotabaya not arrested even for questioning?

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      “So why is Gotabaya not arrested even for questioning?”
      Because Gotabaya is a war hero who mastermind the massacre of Tamils and Sinhalese but not Buddhists.

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        Dear Ajith,
        He is not only the mastermind of the Dravidian carnage but also the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday bombings to win elections by hook or by crook.
        Please watch the video below so you can be clearer than ever.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46LHlT3a5Ps

        I am ashamed to say more Sinhala. Alas, our people inflated rascals for no good reasons, if they had brains, things would have turned much better for the people.

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      Bert,
      Aren’t those expectations of yours, too farfetched to be executed!!!??? Endeavour to Explain!
      How could anyone sensible and in his wisdom, call upon anyone to ARREST an individual of UNIQUE Character!!!???
      We have had Kings, Queens and Presidents after becoming a REPUBLIC!!?? Seven of the Noblest of the NOBLE!!! No disputes there!!??
      All have demonstrated excellent qualities of Astuteness, Governance of best Standards Upholding the Constitution except one, Fanciful Aggrandisement depending without exception, especially One!
      However, the person named by you herein, cannot be arrested!!? In retirement/resignation, he remains an ‘EXALTED’ POSITION!!? Therefore preserve his stature of ‘A GREAT’ 1st citizen – He is the only President and Head of State of this country, “ESCAPED UNCEREMONIOUSLY IN SLAF PLANE TO MALDIVES, while hunting around world-wide for refuge, without SUCCESS ending up in Lion City 3weeks, finally Thailand for a Month before returning like, ‘HUNTED’ returning to the fold for meditation – almost “Tail between his hind legs”!!!
      No way ‘one could arrest’ him, present day Replica of ADOLF HITLER!!? None to Replace!!!???
      The one who claims had insatiable “thirst & hunger”, finally destroyed LTTE for common good, BEING QUARTERED BY “UNARMED ENERGETIC”, youthful exuberance of ARAGALAYA!!?? UNMATCHED!!!??? “MAKE BELIEVE”!!!???

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      GR isn’t a Musl1m who wanted 72 v1rgins in hell.
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      The chanel that aired bogus “Tamil’s killing fields…….” is known as trash TV and financially struggling too. So no wonder why they are showing another lie as well.
      /
      Let’s not beat around the bush. Whole world knows Easter day incident was caused in retaliation for Christchurch incident in NZ. Without Muslim pet politicians, Easter day incident would have never happened.

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        Tony, u the kind of sons of a bitch did lot more harm to this nation.
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        Gota s capabilities were clear to even school going children, nevertheless u guys elected him as the president. .
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        At least today, u should better be away from such racial statements in public. Peoples would be happy if law authorities of this hell could do the job incterms of hanging MaRa, Kaputa, Basil and Gota by dragging them to Galle face green. That ll atleast be a comfort for the suffering nation😉😉😉😉😉😉.

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        Tony

        The whole world is unaware that the bombings in SL were in retaliation to the NZ incident. ISSIS, nor any international Islamic terror group, acknowledged or claimed responsibility, so it must be a home grown ragtag outfit which wanted an excuse to get to paradise in a hurry.

        In the US, Trump had a bunch of dumb hillbillies calling themselves ‘the Proud Boys’, who were misled into believing them as ‘patriots & urged by Trump to riot. Most have now been rounded up & face years in jail, including the instigator, Trump. Those like you who are in denial are no better than the stupid proud boys.

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          Raj-UK, I won’t say that I am proud of you; I don’t want to be called a proud boy!

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          Raj,
          US Republican ignoramuses have misled developing nations as such hegemony rather than providing examples. I know some in Colombo provoked me resounding that it is a timely trend for the majority to demand power in any country.
          Equality was blurred in their heads. Artists, media thrashers, opportunists empowered the muscles than the brains.
          Law and order ended up being doggy.
          The weaker were treated in compliance with prevalent laws while Rajapakshe and their henchmen were always exempted by offering them impunity.
          .
          I work with some hospitals where republican dominated US-states and attend ZOOM meetings almost every day for our duty bound agendas, however most of them in science and medicine are very silent on TRUMP and republican activities.
          In reality, how could that biologist aka millennial Vivek Ramaswamy be their GOP candidate? As a young candidate, the person can animate Millennials and Z-Geners. Likewise, our old rubbish categories created by Sinhalese radicals still exist.

          I strongly opposed Gota’s nomination for November 2019 presidential election and some educated scoundrels from Colombo argued that I must be a traitor to our Sinhalese nation.
          During that time, CT’s well known clown- Sinhala man was looking for thoughts on whether or not to stand against Rajapaksa.

          Even today the ridiculous Sinhalese man openly hates RW but there is no powerful word against Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Godfather of Sri Lanka’s calculated chaos.

          TBC

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            Cont.
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            Because I told them that if Gota and Rajapaksa come back, this country will become Tahiti or Somalia. I am neither telepathist nor astrologer.

            Those in colombo behave like cowards in front of me today. So pathetic. Because I stood up against the Rajapaksa dogs, one of them challenged me to be a powerful NGO. People are speechless and shameless today.

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        Oh boy Tony, another mutt is born amongst us. Wow!!! While the Buddhists were attacking mosques in SL, the Muslims decided to attack the Catholics and Christians, who are their closest allies? What a great mind you are Uncle Tony.

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          TFN,
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          Tony does not represent the unbiased minded people of our country. Typical sinhala-buddhist mentality, which betrayed this nation from one govt to another. Animals like beasts hidden behind “sanga costumes” drove this nation to a corner. Rajapakshes hayed while the sun shined.

          So there is no point in worrying about reading between the lines of idiots. They should be clear that the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim racists have no more power grabs in this country. Sri Lanka will be ruled by millennials and Z-genzers in the coming months and years. Dr Nalin de Silva (now in last breath-mode somewhere, Padadeniya (handcuffed by nation)), Gotabhaya Viathmaga or any such old team will have to be sidelined when powerful youngsters attack them the way they were attacked on that Boxing tsunami Day. I see something about the future, but I really don’t know how soon it will come.

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    There is something else missing too and that is public outrage. Nobody is bothered about these things unless it affects them personally. The aragalaya is a case in point, the crowds disappeared as soon as gas and petrol became available. Only the hardcore JVP cadres were left to face the police and military. Where are the people who scream we are not going to stand this any longer? Apathy reigns supreme.

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      P
      Before the Aragalaya the plight of the farmers no one doesent care why all the shelves of the super market is filled,gas was available so they had BBQ ….
      All these farmers crying out for compensation or any sort
      Their hard work and sweat gone into vain
      They came out on the streets done the protest who joined them only the camera crews for.their head lines
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      Does anyone bothered or given support.
      Mahanayagam were faster sleep in AC palace only wake if 13A
      How could country will be divided if police power given look at the amount of forces we have now in the north and East
      Or put Tamil/Muslims police at least,

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      Paul,
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      I read your comments with great interest. Most people don’t pay attention to the marks that you are aiming for correctly.
      I always question why the main news in the mainstream media (visual media) gets stuck on some surface values and disappears in a few days. I now believe that there are many other planned actors behind these events. Priyan Manik (proven child abuser) or Iraj Thambugala (the man behind the artistes back then) or similar people are planted to do their job. People should be trained to widen their eyes, only then will society be able to wake up.
      Please be informed more about lanken society.

      .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lxvHzfKMBc

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    The writer doesn’t reveal why those Tamils were arrested in the first place.
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    Some innocent Tamils became the victims because some Tamil idiots were persuading lies and a bogus Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka. Tamils fought a criminal and illegal war against indigenous Sinhala community that they can’t even win.
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    OMP should be established in India and rich Western countries where more than hundred thousand Tamils sneaked out of Sri Lanka without letting the government institutions know. What’s more they use fake names and ages. Sri Lanka should collaborate with Tamil hosting countries and create a Tamil DNA database. That’s the only reliable way to find so called “missing Tamils”.
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    Reparation for terrorism?

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      “The writer doesn’t reveal why those Tamils were arrested in the first place.”
      Those were days when being a Tamil was reason enough for a Tamil to be picked up.

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      Uncle Tony, indigenous Sinhala? hilarious! Your ancestry goes back to Orissa, similar the Tamils go back to South India. Merely because your ancesters were chased out of India by the king and came and landed in SL and created this new language and race called Sinhalese, doesn’t make you indigenous to SL. Have you been reading this mahawamsa comic book under a banyan tree?

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        Even most of their ancestry goes back to South India and very little to Bengal or Orissa, as they claim. Around half of them are descended from South Indian immigrants, who arrived during the Portuguese/Dutch colonial era. At least the ancestors of the Sri Lankan Tamils from the north and east, the vast majority arrived during ancient times 3000 years ago, definitely by 10AD. It is a well known fact that after 10AD migration to the Tamil parts of the island from South India, became only a trickle, however became a huge sea, in the Sinhalese areas. The vast majority of the presenty +

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          Sorry it posted before I could complete. The vast majority of the present day Sinhalese are descended largely from this post 10AD migration from South India.

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    “KW Devanayagam who should have been or could have been the PM gave way to Mr Premadasa of UNP.”
    That is a little over the top.
    What was the net contribution of KWD to the revivall of the UNP compared with Premadasa’s?
    Premadasa was not the choice of the upper caste elite of the UNP, but they could not shut him out for risk of losing public support. KWD?
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    “Mr Lakshman Kadirgamar who could have been the PM was never given a chance.”
    Chandrika would have risked making Kadirgamar PM at an opportune moment. LK too had made some personal moves to make himself acceptable.
    His chance was not denied by any Sinhalese but a Tamil sniper.

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      SJ,

      Agree that KWD hadn’t established himself as a PM material. I remember the time when he held party memberships in both the UNP and the FP, and SJV had to write to him to choose his party.

      The author also says, “…Americans have a Tamil contesting Presidential election.”

      Vivek Ramaswamy is an unprincipled man who is trying to be Trumpier than Trump. Does he exemplify any ‘Tamil’ or ‘Hindu’ values? Far from it; indeed, I would say that this man of Palakkad Tamil Brahmin ancestry is a disgrace to Tamils and Brahmins.

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      “”””His chance was not denied by any Sinhalese but a Tamil sniper.”””

      How exactly do we point the finger at a Tamil sniper?

      This week’s UK CHANNEL 4 revelations further sharpen the accusations that the Rajapaksa family are behind the Easter Sunday killings, which could have been prevented if they had had their true hearts.
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      Now that everything has been revealed that the murderous spirit of the Rajapaksas was at work to make Gotabhaya the savior in November 2019, I don’t think the killings incl. that of LK were under the guise of LTTE tigers or that the civil war is any longer believable. The Rajapaksas and their genetics are more unpredictable than they appear. I suspect them for any serious crimes. Mrs. CBK suspects the uncultured scum of the Rajapaksa from the day one. But people did not. SINHALA BUDDHIST MONKS OVER TO YOU:::: YOU HAVE TO COME WITH A CONSTRUCTIVE RESPONSE….. you misled this nation…

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    I wonder why this “compassion” for Tamils who were said to have disappeared at the last phase of war against terrorists never spread towards the “all-women suicide bombers” and “child soldiers” who were forcibly conscripted into the LTTE?
    Not only by terrorist outfits, even in “civilized” Europe, women and children are forcibly conscripted for war. The saddest example is Ukraine, which is actively using women and children for frontline combat. According to an obituary posted some weeks ago, a 16-year old Ukrainian schoolgirl has been killed on the battlefield. Ironically, the hue and cry that was raised against Russia for “forcibly” evacuating Ukrainian children from the battlefield to safety, was never heard against Ukraine for forcibly conscripting school children for an unwinnable war against Russia.
    As per the battlefield news, the daily casualty figure of the Ukrainian soldiers is 700 to 900 which shows that the only outcome in the Ukrainian battlefield is certain death! Using Ukrainian women and child soldiers on the battlefield for mere glory is heartless, purposeless, insane and stupid. NATO countries, especially the US and Canada, which are seen as vanguards of protecting the rights of women and children in the world, are deafeningly silent about it.

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