19 January, 2020

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Modi’s Request, 13 A, Gota & Tamil Expectations

By C.V. Wigneswaran

C.V. Wigneswaran

Someone asked: Indian Prime minister has stressed the implementation of the Thirteenth Amendment. Would the Thirteenth Amendment be a solution to the political aspirations of the Sri Lankan Tamils?

My response was: The fact that Indian Prime Minister stressed the importance of fully implementing the Thirteenth Amendment to the visiting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has received the urgent attention of the Tamils, is true. But it is the expectation of the Sri Lankan Tamils that India would take without delay immediate steps to find a solution based on North-East merger and a federal system encompassing the North and the East based on the right of internal self-determination (which is available to the North Eastern Tamil speaking people in terms of the International Covenants) with immediate effect. It is the general expectation of our people that a new constitution should be prepared collectively by local and foreign constitutional experts which could permanently solve the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Today the Thirteenth Amendment which is part of the Sri Lankan constitution remains unimplemented in its entirety. For the moment it needs to be fully implemented. It is therefore necessary to withdraw Acts such as Act No.58 of 1992 which have stultified the implementation of the Thirteenth Amendment. It is necessary to immediately merge the North & the East in terms of the Thirteenth Amendment. The insufficient Land and Police powers already in place in the Amendment must fully be implemented.

But even if these are fully implemented the Thirteenth Amendment would not solve the long term needs of the Tamils nor even the immediate problems faced by them.

Therefore since the Thirteenth Amendment does not grant sufficient powers the Tamils expect India’s intervention as soon as possible to bring about a long standing solution. Everyone must realize that we Tamils have been made puppets in the hands of the South under the Thirteenth Amendment of the Unitary Constitution. We must all remember that the Tamil speaking people are the majority in the North and East. Our lands, language, culture, life style, traditions & places of worship are being negatively affected by the powers the majority community enjoy under the Thirteenth Amendment. We are fast moving towards a future where our individuality would soon be lost.

The Tamil speaking people are subjected to repression today as never before. India should realize that our homelands and individuality are facing extinction soon. India seems our only salvation. Our people expect India to help us positively to reestablish our lost heritage and fame and free us from our present pathetic plight and predicament.

When the Indian Premier came over here in 2015 he spoke of co-operative federalism when he addressed our Parliament. This gave the Tamils hope and expectation at that time. It is necessary for us to remind the Indian leaders of this fact. We would like to specially bring this to the notice of the Indian Foreign Minister Hon’ Subramaniam Jeyashankar. He held many posts here in Sri Lanka. He knows the pluses and minuses of the Tamil community here.

I understood clearly when I was Chief Minister here that the Thirteenth Amendment was a legal innovation which gave rights with one hand and took back those rights with the other.

The Thirteenth Amendment inserted into a Unitary Constitution has failed miserably to satisfy the long standing reasonable political aspirations of the Tamils. Even economic development cannot proceed according to the needs and aspirations of our people. All powers are vested in the Centre.

Even though devolution of powers was the intention and expectation, the Thirteenth Amendment has many short comings. The Governor appointed by the President wields executive powers. The crisis that ensued on my depriving Ministerships from certain members of my Board of Ministers is a good example of the short comings of the Thirteenth Amendment. It is law that the Governor must implement the decision of the Chief Minister. But for reasons best known to the Governor he did not in this instance publish the dismissal of certain Ministers in the Government Gazette which enabled the Courts to go so far as to state that the power of appointment and dismissal of Ministers are entirely in the hands of the Governor. (Ministerial rights metamorphosed into Monarchistc rights!) Courts are reluctant to question the errors committed by Governors who are the handmaids of the President. It is the President who wields the power of dismissing the Provincial Council. The authority and activities of the Governor could be curtailed or stifled by the President. When this seems to be the reality what exactly was the purpose of devolution of powers professed under the Thirteenth Amendment? It all seems an eye wash to my understanding.

The finances of the Provincial Council cannot be utilized by the Council without the permission of the Governor. I tried frantically to establish a Chief Minister’s Fund while in office. But the Government did not allow its establishment.

As the churn broke just as the butter was forming a project which was formulated to cultivate fruits and vegetables in the Vanni District for export was sabotaged by making an incorrect statement that part of the land earmarked for the project was Forest Department’ land. A financial bonanza that was to accrue to the benefit of the entire Country was deliberately denied fruition due to the parochial, prejudicial attitude of the powers that be. It is quite clear the Centre is not interested in the Northern Province developing by itself.

Next the police and land Pand’s powers are vested with the President. Many powers including land powers vest in the President under the Thirteenth Amendment. It is through this Thirteenth Amendment that several Central Government Departments and Authorities have expropriated the traditional homelands of the Tamils in the North and East. Not only that. These Departments and Authorities are involved in opening up Buddhist places of worship in our areas. Everybody is aware of what is happening today at the Neeraviyadi Pillayar Temple premises where encroachers are acting contrary to Court’s orders. If such high handed acts by Buddhist priests continue in the North and East, the Tamils who got converted to Buddhism over 2000 years ago and later jettisoned Buddhism to get back to their old Saivite religion, may well again be forced to be converted to Buddhism.

It is due to these short comings in the Thirteenth Amendment that the Tamil Leaders have been condemning this Amendment from the time it was formulated. First they wrote to Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 28th October 1987 pointing out the shortcomings. Thereafter we have been continuously bringing to the notice of our successive governments and the outside world, our difficulties. Therefore India should not expect by calling upon the Sri Lankan Government to fully implement the Thirteenth Amendment that they would ensure the continued existence and security of the Tamil people nor preserve the individuality of the Tamils nor fulfill the long delayed reasonable aspirations of the Tamils.

May be Thirteenth Amendment could be a stop gap arrangement. If the Thirteenth Amendment is scrapped the very next day there would be full scale occupation of the North and East by the majority community. We believe India has recognized the opportunistic behaviour of the successive Sri Lankan governments both in their words and deeds. We hope they have realized that such opportunism would not be in the best interests of the long term security of India. Therefore I would like to call upon India to ensure on a long term basis the continued safe and secure well-being of the Sri Lankan Tamils and also ensure the long term Indian interests by taking steps to establish a federal setup in the merged North Eastern Province.

Our President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has repeatedly said that it is not possible to do anything in Sri Lanka contrary to the wishes of the majority community. This is an appropriate pointer to the fact that all communities in Sri Lanka are not viewed equally by the Sri Lankan Authorities. The North Eastern Sri Lankan Tamils are the Original inhabitants of this Island. The Sinhala language came in to existence only in the 6th or 7th century AD. There were no Sinhala speaking persons in Sri Lanka before that time. We Tamils continue to be the majority community in the North and East even today. Then how could His Excellency the President say that nothing contrary to the wishes of the Sinhala majority could be done in the entire Island of Sri Lanka. Does that mean dictatorship of the Sinhala majority has blossomed out in Sri Lanka? The fact that the Tamil speaking people in the North and East have in large numbers voted decisively for devolution of power as the solution for the ethnic question, shows acute polarization between the Sinhala speaking and Tamil speaking communities in this Island. This necessitates the urgent need to find a quick solution to the ethnic question and it must be underlined that India’s continued safe security lies in such solution.

*Justice C.V.Wigneswaran – Former Chief Minister, Northern Province and Secretary General, Tamizh Makkal Kootanii

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    Nothing on Earth could ‘permanently solve the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils’. They depend on these ‘problems’ to elicit sympathy. One would think that no other Sri Lankan has ‘problems’. Believe me, the ‘problems’ of the Tamils are as nothing compared to the problem of their attitude to others.

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      A two state solution (Sinhala Elam and Tamil Elam) will resolve the matter completely, permanently and peacefully.

      Thereafter Tamil problems, grievances, aspirations, etc., etc. will not be SL’s problem. Not a bad outcome for Muslims and Sinhalese, and Tamils too. Sinhalas and Muslims are not allowed to live, buy property, do business, enter university from the north anyway. Nothing to lose for them. Everything to gain elsewhere.

      Instead of old and outdated thinking we should think afresh. You can’t force a marriage partner to stay and you can’t force Tamils to stay within a united SL.

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        GATAM,
        As a permanent solution Native Sinhalayo are willing to give 20% of the land in the North as Eelam on the condition that all the Demala speaking people, including Muslims leave Sinhale and move to Eelam.

        If you guys are willing to accept this offer, let us go ahead.

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          Of course!

          We are willing. SL army must leave and we take all Tamils into north and east.

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            GATAM,
            Sorry buddy. In this country only about 20% speak Demala language. More and more Muslims in the South, particularly the young generation are giving up Demala and use Sinhala because they have realized the reality. So you people will get only 20% of land in the North.

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            All Tamil leave to Tamil Nadu. No one inch of Sri lankan land to Tamil And if it is the case, India should broken up and Release Tamil Nadu for Tamil and Kashmir for Kashmiris

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              Jayt muddal ( modaya)

              You sinhalayas are the real kallathonis from Bengal get the fuck out of Eelam and bugger off to your homeland Bangladesh

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                Ado Piraba,

                How dare you call us Kallathoni. You are the parayas in this country. Ugly keri demala. Thota hena gahapiya para demala

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          Clear Eye,

          Man you are great. You are now thinking like Gotha after meeting Modi which is what we are saying for 71 years
          Here is a song for you by Johny Nash

          “I can see clearly now the rain is gone
          I can see all obstacles in my way
          Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
          It’s gonna be a bright bright sunny day”

          Bravo keep it coming man. We are not the same people and we need seperate sleeping arrngement

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        GATAM, Sinhala Elam and Tamil Elam will be the start of a new war. After consolidating the North and East, the Tamils will then claim the up-country. S. Indian politicians will try to outdo each other supporting the new Tamil state. The Tamil diaspora (which is much larger than the Sinhala one) will support Tamil Eelam. The fragmented Sinhala areas will shrink and disappear, while the West, anxious not to upset India, supports the Tamils.
        The World does not care for the Sinhala people, they are too small in number to matter. This is what you must understand when people accuse the Sinhala people of being a majority with a minority attitude. Regionally they are a minority surrounded by a gigantic Tamil majority. Throughout their history the Sinhala people have suffered successive invasions from them. They are the eternal enemy in the Sinhala psyche, to be friends with but never to be trusted.
        Two states will be suicide for the Sinhalese.
        BTW when I refer to Sinhala and Tamil people, I am not referring to genetics but to how people view themselves.

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          If Sri lanka had the a right leader, Tamil gang race gone from Sri lanka long time ago. Sinhalese Modayas were fighting against one another in last 40 years while Tamil gangs built Tamil gang states all over Europe and North America. Sinhalese Modayas usually jealousy towards one another should be happy now that Tamil gang are supported by whole world.

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      “Believe me, the ‘problems’ of the Tamils are as nothing compared to the problem of their attitude to others. “

      Then, let them go alone. Why are putting a cinder on the road in your pocket and then crying it is burning?
      Why the Modaya Don Stephen did demanded unitary state from Britain for two separate countries? Isn’t it why last 70 years you could not develop your country. Isn’t it why your politicians took money from ISIS and let them in? Otherwise can you explain why is your President, Prime Minister and Opposition Party Leader did nothing on Indian warning while all three crooks had met, repeatedly after April 4th?

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        “Modaya Don stephen” You thalayas are full of crap. First fix the sinhalayas for war crimes. Inspite of overwhelming evidence that we committed war crimes , you punnakus have not been able to fix a single sinhalaya for war crimes.

        Are you also a refugee in Toronto ?

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      C.V. Vanigesvaran,

      Re: Modi’s Request, 13A, Gota and Tamil Expectations.

      “If such high handed acts by Buddhist priests continue in the North and East, the Tamils who got converted to Buddhism over 2000 years ago and later jettisoned Buddhism to get back to their old Saivite religion, may well again be forced to be converted to Buddhism.”

      Have any Buddhists or Saivites, or Hindus, got to Nibbana, Nirvana, Rebirth, Heaven or even Hell, despite 2,300 years of experiments of prostrating to imbecile saffron clad monks? No, not yet.

      Anyway, both the so-called Tamil speaking People and the Sinhala speaking people are Paras, Paradeshis, Aliens, Foreigners in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, who came illegally by Hora-Oru and Kallla-Thomas from their Homeland South and East India. Even the Buddhism is Para, whether corrupted and distorted by the Para-Monks, to maintain their hegemony, so that the imbeciles will prostrate to them.

      Can you make a cordial request to the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Narendran Modi, to carve out teo states in India from the Southern and Eastern parts of India, to resettle the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils , speaking people, and empty out the land of Native Veddah Aethho, so that the true original natives can live in peace and conformity with Nature, and the Paras to live in peace in their true homeland.

      Molecular genetics evidence of mitochondrial DNA shows that both the Sinhala and Tamils, including the other Paras are Paras, Paradeshis, Strangers, Aliens in the Land.

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      Hello EA, Bear with me. I need a little help to understand your, ‘are as nothing compared to the problem of their attitude to others’. What is the attitude to others? Have you thought about the attitude OF others the country is laden with!

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    Dr W writes from the very depths of despair. Unfortunately, any chances of the Tamil people being able to take their place at the negotiating table suffered a terrible blow in the dark days of May 2009. The success of the Sri Lankan (mainly Sinhalese) armed forces laid to rest once-and-for-some-time the possibility that our Tamil community will be in a position of strength to make demands on the GOSL. Modi (and others) will continue to ask (nicely of course) for any Sri Lankan President to implement 13A, but all he/they will get is a wry smile. Because all the cards for reconciliation are held in the large hands of our own President. Instead Gov. Wiggie (and other Tamil leaders) should develop a new strategy for working with Gota (and others). Gota certainly knows that sooner or later he needs to reconcile with the ‘minorities’ – but it will be in his own time. There was a time when our Indian neighbours thought that they could play a part in the affairs of SL but they have been weaned off that. The sooner leaders of our ‘minority’ communities get wise to the fact that outsiders are not going to force the Sinhalese politicians to do anything against their will, the better.

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      13th amendment is the noose which will be used by India to bring Sri Lanka to its feet. Now it has been applied gently and in due course will be tightened if Gota acts funny. It is the only document which recognizes north and east as lands of historic habitation of Tamils. Previous government tried to get rid of it in a cunning way by enacting a new constitution, to which that stupid fellow Sumanthiran gave full support. When a man is drowning and sees a small branch floating he will cling on to it to save his life. He will not say that I do not want it as it is small and I want a big one. He has to first cling on to the small one hope for a big one to come later. This is the same with 13th amendment, which though does not give adequate power, concedes the land in its entirety. There is no point in having full power without adequate land. If you have the land intact, you can get the power later, but if you lose the land, you will not get it back. This that stupid fellow Prabaharan did not understand. From 1990 Indian government did not force Sri Lanka sincerely, even though Supreme court illegally de-merged north and east, where they had no jurisdiction over an international agreement. Now the situation has changed with India’s security threatened by the presence of China, and a strong government in place. You cannot play the fool with BJP as they carry out their decisions despite opposition. India was tolerant to last regime despite the promise to settle Tamil issue was not fulfilled as they did not want to rock the boat. With the successful track record of BJP, if after openly asking Sri Lanka to implement the 13th amendment thrice they back track, then they will lose their prestige. Therefore to maintain their clean sheet, this will happen whatever tricks Gota may resort to.

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        Dr. GS, I have counted 2 stupids from you, – Sumanthiran, Prabaharan, so far. Any more? If the count ends there, the next move has to be a Parippu drop. Are you counting on that as well.

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      Spring Koha

      Wise words.

      “Gota certainly knows that sooner or later he needs to reconcile with the ‘minorities’”

      Before that Gota first has to reconcile with himself.
      He is still possessed by his old demons.
      He will have to find a suitable shaman to drive the demons away from him as well as from this island.

      Before Gota his spiritual supporter the Asgiriya will have to be exorcised in a Thovil ritual.

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    After reading this essay by Ex. Judge of the Supreme Court, turned Politician as Ex. Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, and the recent interview given to the Indian media by President Gotabaya the country continues to be at loggerheads in the resolution of the National Question!
    Perhaps, the full effects of Global warming would resolve this issue!

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    EA,
    Yes, all Srilankans have problems. All Sinhalese have problems. All Tamils have problems. All Muslims have problems. All Christians have problems. But all the problems are not the same for all. Why cannot a Tamil or Muslim become President or Prime Minist?Why Buddhism should be given a special position in the constitution when there are four major religion? Why should all the military should be Sinhala, not Srilanka? Why should be the Sinhala only official language or only Sinhala written constitution is legally acceptable in Courts? Why the military and government helped the Sinhala rioters in 1958, 1977 and 1983? You may say the Sinhala is a majority in this island. True, Tamil speaking people is the majority in the North East Region. If the devolution solve some of the above problems what is wrong with that?

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      ajith
      ” Why cannot a Tamil or Muslim become President or Prime Minist?”

      Who says they can’t, there were tamil and muslim presidential candidates even in the recent election but, if the people don’t like them then it’s obvious they won’t become the president and people not liking them is there own fault.

      “Why Buddhism should be given a special position in the constitution when there are four major religion?”

      Because of the history Buddhism has in this country. Were you born yesterday? Ruwanwelisaya, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is evidence of our Buddhist past. Now, why should it be given a special place to be protected? look at the history for that as well, look at what the portugese tried to do when they came to Sri Lanka. They carried out whole massacres to convert the coastal areas to catholicism, later europeans did the same thing, they destroyed valuable pieces of history and so on to destroy Buddhism and convert the country and to prevent this from happening is why you give Buddhism a special place.

      “Why should all the military should be Sinhala, not Srilanka? “

      That’s the fault of the people in the minority groups. There is no restriction for them joining, there were tamils and muslims in the army but, If most of the people joining are Sinhalese and tamils and muslims don’t really join then you can’t expect for the army to be well mixed.

      “Why should be the Sinhala only official language or only Sinhala written constitution is legally acceptable in Courts? “

      Why should england have english as the official language? why should germany have german as the national language? Because they are the majority spoken languages and it’s the language they spoke historically. Go ask people in tamil nadu why they speak tamil instead of something else. You guys wouldn’t complain about english being the official language in england so why complain about Sinhala being the official language in Sri Lanka?

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        Reason is Sinhalese Buddhist are founding nation of Sri lanka. Tamil have conspiracy history. Muslim too extremist section. how many Arab and Muslim will a non Muslim become president? Non. Can a Tamil or Muslims become PM in UK or Europe? Never.
        About colors for Tamil and Muslim in Western flags? never. Both can go Israel become or An Arab become PM? Yes, bullets and “Demolition.”

        Why Tamil and Muslims waste time asking things From Sri lanka which you will never get from Israel, Britain, India and Europe.

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          Tamil and Muslim belong to Sri Lankan just like Sinhalese . Sri Lanka is not a Sinhalese Buddhist only nation but a multi ethnic multi religious nation , where Tamils and Muslims Should have the same rights as the Sinhalese. Tamils Muslims , as well as Sinhalese are immigrants in all these nations . Just like the Tamils and Muslims , even Sinhalese cannot demand the same things in these nations. Stop posting crap and shitting here your racist peas size brain. What you are trying to imply is Tamils and Muslims do not belong to Sri Lanka , just like in all these nations and only Sinhalese belong. Any idiot can see through your stupid argument.

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            You go to Britain and Europe and try to make a Tamil or Muslim a PM. you spy is one of many thousands hiding in Websites and paid by Western Tiger supporters. They can live under condition cannot rule Sinhalese. They want to be masters for Sinhalese? they can be masters for European or try to be masters for Hindu India. Why not india allow both Muslim and Tamil to rule over Hindu India. They will pour petrol and burn both Tamil and Muslim together.

            And Idiot tell me what pain Sinhalese Buddhist have to make Tamil and Muslim rule Sri lanka?

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            Tamil gang are trying desperately trying to claim to Sri lanka. You Tamil gang never be in the Western countries if Sri lanka ever had a right government.

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        “Believe me, the ‘problems’ of the Tamils are as nothing compared to the problem of their attitude to others. “

        Then, let them go alone. Why are putting a cinder on the road in your pocket and then crying it is burning?
        Why the Modaya Don Stephen did demanded unitary state from Britain for two separate countries? Isn’t it why last 70 years you could not develop your country. Isn’t it why your politicians took money from ISIS and let them in? Otherwise can you explain why is your President, Prime Minister and Opposition Party Leader did nothing on Indian warning while all three crooks had met, repeatedly after April 4th?

        ” Because of the history Buddhism has in this country. “

        Don’t write your history. Telugu pundit Mahanama didn’t know that time what was in Lankawe. Before he wrote the Mahavamsa, Thrirugnasamathar and Thirunavukkarasar composed about Thirukoneswaram and Thiruketheeswaram. Pancha Ishwarams are the oldest religious places in Lankawe. Kathirkamam comes as the next. Dutugamunu is a Tamil Buddhist. If it is the other way, then remember, he built the Ruwanwelisaya only after Hindu King Ellara (in reality is he was a Buddhist King) ruled the North for 40 years. Do you say the Buddhists destroyed all the Hindu architecture Ellala built? Where is Ellala’s memorial? You demolished it? Where is his Intelligence bell? You destroyed it? So tell me now, like that how many Hindu artifacts you destroyed to claim this is a Buddhist country? Read Manimekhala, you will learn how the Buddhism was introduced into Ceylon from TN. It was written around 2100 years ago. That is the time Gemunu- Ellala war took place.

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          Mallaiyuran
          Are you on crack or are you mentally disabled?
          Dutugemunu was a Sinhalese king, not a tamil king. Just as in tamil fashion you people try to claim other races as your own maybe because you people are ashamed of your own one. To add to that, tamil nadu is a Sinhalese country that you people took over from us.

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            Jayasuriya,
            “ Are you on crack or are you mentally disabled “ Pottak Indako man; You are running like a wild rabbit, too fast. It is extremely dangerous to be on a head breaking speed, like that.

            First thing is, I am not in any of the schools in the rapist army zone, to have been force fed, like other Tamils children, any narcotics or drug to influence my thinking. If I am mentally disabled, it was because of your standardization, that you guys imposed on Tamil children because you could not compete with them. Shame on you! You are apparently not a good wethermahataya, so you cannot diagnose properly anybody’s physical condition. So leave that issue aside, as it is not suitable for you.
            To come to tell you a secret, it is internationally accepted that Sinhala was born after 6th century. So only you, Telugu Pandit Mahamana and the Florida carbon dating lab only would put the Sinhala Language in the years of pre Christian Era. I agree you came from Tamil Nadu; but the catch is you were not really chased out of there. You voluntarily (Not exactly – but unwilling as indentured worker) came to peel the Cinnamon Trees. It was Telugu Pandit who was chased out of TN during the religious wars. Thirunavukkarasar was cleaning TN from Buddhism & Jainism. That is why Telugu Pandit didn’t know about the Pancha Iswarms. It is a good idea, as I have already suggested, you guys too should have a Sinhala Thirunavukkarasar to clean the Wildlife Sanctuary from SinhaLE.

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              Mally.. Telingu Pandit Mahanama and the Florida Carbon Dating Lab. .Hilarious..You definitely is not a substance abuser..

              So you reckon Jayasuriya is from the Cinnamon Peeling stock from Thamil Nad..
              How cool..

              Tell me Mally, Is that UNP Jayasuriya who is the FIL of the next UNP Leader for the 21 Century, Nayakka also from the Cinnamon Peelers?.

              No insult , mate . I never worried about this caste although I am a low caste bloke myself.

              UNP Jayasuriya was hailed as late as October, as the best Democratic Politician since Cleisthenes who invented the Stuff apparently after Socrates..
              That is unbelievable for Cinnamon Peelers progeny.

              I love this Greek Stuff , Mally.
              I got a Family member who tells me that he is a descendant of Alexsander the Great.
              And he also tells me the Great Alexander came right up to Hindus V ally and left a whole load of Greek genes.

              That is why I always say our Lord Buddha’s Old Statues from the Hindus Valley look like the old Greek Gods .
              And I have seen many in a Museum in Palatino as well.

              Hindians couldn’t have produced a Gautam , because apparently the Great Greek Alexander’s General didn’t want to cross the Ganges because they were all savages on the other side.

              Buddha visited Srilanka long before the Cinnamon Peelers.
              So I am a bit confused.
              Is there a difference between Jayasuriya and Jayasooriya… Mally

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            Jayasuriya

            “ust as in tamil fashion you people try to claim other races as your own maybe because you people are ashamed of your own one. “

            However don’t you see there are similarities between Sinhalese and Tamils, firstly both are very stupid self destructive people who share their DNA with the people of South India?

            “To add to that, tamil nadu is a Sinhalese country that you people took over from us.”

            You may have a point there.
            After Sinhalese left their homeland in South India they took over my ancestral island and then according to Champika his ancestors invented ZERO. Further he discovered that the first ape spoke Sinhala and worshiped Sinhala/Buddhism before the birth of Buddha.

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        Jayasuriya,
        ” if the people don’t like them then it’s obvious they won’t become the president and people not liking them is there own fault”
        Every one knows this stupid argument but it is the Sinhalese political party’s and Buddhist Sinhala mahanayake’s make decisions. It is not the people who decides presidential candidate nominations. It is political parties. Why didn’t Mahinda party nominate Kauna Amman or Douglas Devananda or Hisbullah as a presidential candidate instead of Gotabaya? Karuna did more contribution to Mahinda party than Gotabaya.
        “Because of the history Buddhism has in this country. Were you born yesterday? “
        Didn’t born yesterday. You also didn’t born yesterday. Were you there when Portuguese came in? Were you there when Dutch came in? Were you there when British came in? What do you know about the history of Tamils and Hinduism in this country? Do you know Buddhism is not originated in this island? Who was DS Senanayake? Who is SWRD. Bandaranaiyake? Do you think “Nayake” is a Sinhala Buddhist name? Do you think Solomon and Don Stephen are Sinhala Buddhist names? You must learn about “Nayake” family. Just Look at the following names. Bandranayagam, – Bandaranayake, Chelvanayagam- Sena nayagam- Senanayake.
        “There is no restriction for them joining”
        Really. Why cannot you let Northern Province to select Tamil police force? 13th amendment of the constitution allows to create police posts to provinces. Can you tell what is the restriction there?
        Why should England have English as the official language? You are right. Britain has devolved powers to regions as Scottish for Scot speaking people, Wales for Welsh people and England for English-speaking people. Why cannot Srilanka follow the same devolution here? I am a Srilankan. I ask you the same question ask why cannot we devolve power for Tamil people in the North East where historically Tamil speaking people live in this island?

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          “Why didn’t Mahinda party nominate Kauna Amman or Douglas Devananda or Hisbullah as a presidential candidate instead of Gotabaya? Karuna did more contribution to Mahinda party than Gotabaya.”

          Because karuna amman is a known terrorist who doesn’t have a good image among the Sinhalese or the tamil people.

          “You also didn’t born yesterday. Were you there when Portuguese came in? Were you there when Dutch came in? Were you there when British came in? What do you know about the history of Tamils and Hinduism in this country? “

          I don’t need to be there when the portugese or dutch came in to know what happened, were you there in the ancient ages to talk about hinduism in this country.

          “Do you know Buddhism is not originated in this island? Who was DS Senanayake? Who is SWRD. Bandaranaiyake? Do you think “Nayake” is a Sinhala Buddhist name? “

          DS Senanayake was the first PM of Sri Lanka, just do a quick google search if you don’t know instead of asking me. SWRD made the Sinhala only act while some say it was a bad decision but, I think its great because only a small elite minority knew english cutting off most Sinhalese from having jobs in the government. Do you think perera is a Sinhala Buddhist name? we have had influences from the outside world we have many words and names from other cultures.

          “Why cannot you let Northern Province to select Tamil police force? 13th amendment of the constitution allows to create police posts to provinces. Can you tell what is the restriction there?”

          I don’t really have much knowledge on that situation you mentioned but, I would guess that area is still vulnerable to ltte attacks and maybe to prevent them from joining the force and acquiring info or stealing arms might be why? again, I don’t know much about the situation there, this is just a guess.

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            Jayasuriya,
            You have clearly expressed you don’t know anything about your history or others history and the current status of the country. You confused lot because of your innocence. In 2009, you said LTTE was completely wiped out in Srilanka and now you say that that area is still vulnerable to LTTE attack. I feel sorry about your innocence and you are one of the victim os racist propaganda of Weerawanse.

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            Jayasuriya

            “I think its great because only a small elite minority knew english cutting off most Sinhalese from having jobs in the government. “

            As a consequence you are being cut off from the world out there, the country has become inward looking, praising their own tail, ………………… virtually this country has become prisoner of its own very stupid Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

            What is your contribution to the world? Any contribution to Science, Medicine, Engineering, Literature, Cinema, Sports, …………………………………..
            Literature – Mahawamsa
            Science – Ravana’s Pushpak Vimana
            Medicine – Couldn’t find local treatment for Kidney disease
            Engineering – Foreigners are hire to build power stations, harbours, irrigation projects, highways, …………………………….
            Cinema – ??????
            Sports – Except cricket (Englishman’s sports imported from the Brits)

            You ought to be ashamed of your entire life.

            The only job your people are better at doing is servicing the Madams of medieval Middle East kingdoms.

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              Vedda

              Since you are a recent arrival from TN you may not know about Sri Lanka & it’s people.

              “What’s your contribution to the world?”

              Mahawansha & Sinhala Buddhist history was used to construct Indian History & to identify their Great King Asoka. Same way it is used in other Buddhist worid.

              Engineering – We are proud of the engineering work of our ancestors who built large reservoirs, canals & huge Pagodas.

              We have very good literature works related to Buddhism.

              We have artists , actors, cinema who were internationally awarded.
              Sports- cricket can’t accept to you no? (ane gona) but we were the Champions of several Asian netball tunaments.
              Buddhist Doctrine were extinct in India soon after Lord Buddha. It was written & preserved in Sinhala language in Sri Lanka. Later they were translated to Pali so that whole Buddhist world can use them.

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                Vedda

                Are you proud of Sri Lankan Tamils who fought a ever loosing war on false historical grounds & they were beaten so hard by the whole world & had to find refuge in anywhere in the world including Arctic & Antarctic. They were only used by the international community as buffaloes to tie their bullock carts & to take them a ride.

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                  latha,
                  Are you proud of Srilanka which was occupied by Portuguese, Dutch, British for almost 500 years? Do you know that it is Sinhala kings who surrendered to sell Srilanka to Portuguese, Dutch and British, not Tamil kings. They fought with the invaders. Do you know that only Pirabharan fought with Indian army occupied by the invitation of JRJ. Even now Mahinda sold Hambantota to China, Ranil sold Jaffna to India and Gota is already sold part of Srilanka to India.

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                latha

                Are you praising your own tail are you?

                “Mahawansha & Sinhala Buddhist history was used to construct Indian History & to identify their Great King Asoka.”

                Who says so, perhaps Paranavitana found the evidence written in interlinear inscriptions, in Sigiriya? The entire Mahawamsa English translation was only 300 pages. Are you saying 300 pages are more than enough to construct Indian History & to identify their Great King Asoka ?

                Do you agree with Mahanama that the origin of Sinhala people is intrinsically tied to parricide, bestiality and incest? It is not an enviable origin. You can change your mind anytime you want to.

                “We have very good literature works related to Buddhism.”

                Mostly in Pali, sanskrit, ….
                Are you familiar with Lokopakaraya, Lovada Sangarava, Sandesaya Poems, Mahapadaranga, Subhasitaya, Vetalankatava, ……

                Have you heard of Arittaki Vendu, …….

                Are you aware of the fact that the Pali Jatakatthakatha was translated to Sinhala by a Cholian Monk who was based in Vidagama, Kalutara in 14th Century?

                Why have the successive governments hired engineers, contractors, consultants …. from all over the world to construct irrigation schemes, roads, airports, harbours, ………………………………..?

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                  Vedda

                  India is a huge landmass which was ruled by thousands of kings with their own kingdoms. They had not a written history like Sinhalese people had. They had to construct it using each & every detail they can gather from inside & outside sources. To your people Mahawansha is a fiction. So King Ashoka & his religious mission carried to various countries written clearly in Mahawansha may be a fiction to you. But other Buddhist counties & India accept these facts with many other details in it.

                  You ask from Australia why they hired foreigners to build Sydney opera House or think any other country in the world who did not used foreign experts to build their iconic buildings, Dams, Statues etc.

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                    latha from Lata land

                    Please go away, learn your history, come back.
                    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – Alexander Pope

                    However visit this forum once in a while as part of your learning.

                    “Mahawansha may be a fiction to you.”

                    Do you believe a beast corpulated a beauty and produced the Sinhala people? Mahanama went all the way to Patna to record Asoka’s history but failed to record many interesting parts of this islands unrecorded history.

                    On the literary work I mention a few in my previous comment are you familiar with them? There was life beyond your imagined little kingdom of little people.

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              Vedda,

              ‘You ought to be ashamed of your entire life. The only job your people are better at doing is servicing the Madams of medieval Middle East kingdoms.’

              You shameless bastard you are talking about the people who ‘donate about 3,000 corneas a year and has provided tissue to 57 countries over nearly a half century’ (UK Daily Mail)

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                EA

                “you are talking about the people who ‘donate about 3,000 corneas a year and has provided tissue to 57 countries over nearly a half century’ (UK Daily Mail)”

                This island is well known for its organ grinders in crowded buses while many of us didn’t know this island is full of organ harvesters, an alternative source of income stream for lazy bums like you.

                “You shameless bastard”

                I maybe or maybe not be shameless bastard.
                Even if I am, I am my own bastard and not yours.
                Does it bother you?
                You should p**s off.

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        The nasty piece of racist garbage , has vomited out his evil putrid puke here again

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        Jayasuriya,

        Has any Buddhist, Hindu, Christian or Muslim, got to Nibbana, Nirvana, Heaven or Even Hell? No, and not yet.

        It is all constructed so that the imbeciles will allow the hegemony of the saffron clad monks, the priests and the Ulama and Mullahs to maintain their hegemony. Why do the so-called Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist “ imbeciles prostrate to saffron-clad imbecile monks? Because their mean IQ is 79?

        The molecular genetics data show they they all are Paradeshis, Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

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          Amarasiri,
          While there are tons of evidences that prove Sinhalayo evolved in this country from Homo Sapiens lived 125,000 years ago, guys with deranged minds cannot grasp that. Although Vedda Eththo lived in this country, for some reasons which are not clear they did not change their life style while Sinhalayo moved away from hunting and gathering and developed massive irrigation systems and agriculture.

          Molecular genetics data show Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo are relatives.

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            ” While there are tons of evidences that prove Sinhalayo evolved in this country from Homo Sapiens lived 125,000 years ago

            Eagle Eye, where did all those tons came from? When did Champika bought the Florida Carbon dating lab?

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            Eagle Blind Eye

            “While there are tons of evidences that prove Sinhalayo evolved in this country from Homo Sapiens lived 125,000 years ago,”

            Those were my people and not Sinhalese or Tamils.
            Sinhalese came into this island much later, mostly 100% of them were converted.

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              Dear Native,

              Why are you asking for a Homeland from Batti to Jaffana..
              Shouldn’t you be be demanding one in Mahiyanganaya?…

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                Dear Native,

                One more thing…
                If Hindians were so advanced why did they have a Monkey as their Field Marshall ,when they sent that rescue force to liberate their Queen who eloped with our King?..

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                  KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

                  “If Hindians were so advanced why did they have a Monkey as their Field Marshall ,when they sent that rescue force to liberate their Queen who eloped with our King?..”

                  It is very simple. Valmiki who compiled the mythical purana was supposed to be a highway robber. (Here we have renowned robbers who robbed this country building highways, it is another true story).

                  He found even the monkeys of South of India were brave warriors, bridge and highways building engineers, mostly from planet krypton (able to fly by themselves), were able to destroy Lankapuri in no time (biggest arsonists this island ever knew, before Dutta Gamani, Cyril Mathew, …) leave alone the humans who supposed to have lived in the south.

                  “their Queen who eloped with our King?”

                  Now you are asking for real trouble.
                  Go hide before RSS, BJB, VHP, Amit Shah, M. S. Golwalkar’s ghost …. hear what you have just typed.

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                  Sumane,

                  It is simple for me assimilate queen running away with a king. I heard those days it was culture with inRoyals that princess send a jewel though her dedicated assistant to prince they love and it was his part to go and rescue her, stealthily or direct flight with the parent’s army.

                  But do you assimilate a queen running away with a wild Simba?

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          Just because there’s no proof for nivana doesn’t mean we don’t have a history with Buddhism, there’s no proof for shiva being real, are you guys going to demolish all kovils and forget about hindu history?

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            Hey Jayasuriyan,

            It seems you are misunderstanding comment you are trying to answer. I don’t think the comment is denying the reality of Buddha or his philosophical talk. It had doubt about the Nirvana. That is pretty reasonable talk though I believe transcending is normal in all human beings (and in high level animals, who can think). Like the intelligence, it also varies person to person. The same way, Siva is also true. He too meditates like Buddha. But, because his history is more than 5000 years old, there isn’t much talk about his Nirvana. So Lankawe Pancha Ishwarams have Siva’s Yoga posture as the Lingam. Buddha’s time Greek stone art was introduced so he was being these days his statue is made like Greek national.

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        Jayasuriya

        What has Buddhism got to do with constitution.
        Constitution is supposed be a rational document should be secular in it professed core values, should not be document that pit people against people, while stupidly expecting the corrupt goons to protect teachings of the Awakened one?

        What a moron you lot are.

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      Anaga,
      I am born sinhalaya but live in Europe for such a long. Sad but I have to agree with you. I thought the OPINION of th emany would have changed a lot after fighting and being faced a brutal war went to 3 decades. But majority of people are incorigible. They are born so. Nobody can help them.
      Our dreams this nation to turn out to be a developed folk will stay a dream so long Rajapakshes supporters and generations would stay further in this country. Good governance came intobeing caught by them, since MEDIA mafia did not stop reporting untruths. Untruths led the society, ending up being more promotions them to return to power.
      I think there is no future in SL for good Sinhalaya. Most that supported uncultured bastards should be punished with Trade embargo and all other sanctions that the WORLD community could exercise on them.
      They are like frog in wells that would consider anything but their limited knowledge. This is unfortunatley inherited by being colonialized. I have noticed this also in some afro people. They know nothing but their thinking is beyond all high levels. Are they among the ones who discovered something to the world ? No, we are very dependent on other powerful nations. Neverthesless our people not to relinquish their narrow minded thinking should be pathological.

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    Nothing on earth could prevent the Sinhalese from treating the Tamils and Tamil speaking Muslims as equals. Due to their inferiority complex, they want to keep the other communities under their thumb. There is no need to demand anything from the Sinhalese if they are willing to SHARE. Invariably the Sinhalese think that the other communities should take only what they give on the basis of ‘take it or leave it’. Of course, they have ‘Taken’ Buddhism from India without giving anything in return. Similarly, they are snatching Hindu Temples to seat Lord Buddha.
    There are so many other TAKES by the Sinhalese including the Hindu Buddha.

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      K.Anaga,
      • What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala?
      • What is it that the minorities do not enjoy because they are the minority which the majority enjoys because they are the majority”?
      • What is legally, constitutionally and legislatively given to the majority that is not given to the minorities”?

      Give sensible answers instead of coming out with BS.

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        You are in a Fools’ Paradise. This has been repeated a100 times or over.
        If you are a fool you can be taught but when you act like a fool even Lord Buddha’s teaching will serve no purpose.

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    13th amendment can stay but Provincial councils can go. How about the home made solution of Local councils which gives power to every Tamil group and not only to Malabar Tamils.

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    Wiggie is behaving like a grown up who did not have a good childhood.
    Also like a Monkey armed with a barber’s razor.
    We have had enough of him. he is playing with out lives and he thinks the lower caste people should be subservient to him.
    These time have long gone but does not realise it.

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    asking for Tamil eelam like that.

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    Merging North and East is a must to ensure an effective and lasting reconciliation for diverse ethnic communities.

    -…….I don’t see anything wrong about devolving Land and Police powers to North and East. Let minorities enjoy their equal share of self determination quite as same as Sinhalese.
    ……………
    Only Para Sinhala Buddhists with low IQ go against such universally accepted democratic principles of governance.

    Hail Gotler !! Can you accept the challenge of unifying this country destroyed by Para Sinhala Buddhists incurably intoxicated with a high dose of lunacy produced by Lunatic Mahavamsa and Mahama Hora Ganaya

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      For sure, Para Karavas are working 24 hours to get Tamil and Muslim partners some power and then capture Sri lanka. Karavas have been trying this since they joined Portuguese to over throw Sri lanka kindom

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    Modi or any Indian Leaders would not approve erasing the 13th amendment because even the Tamil Nadu politicians will use it against the Federal govt. Instead modify the 13th amendment to include local councils which are not political and not so many as we have now. Bring the Delimitation process to cut down no of politicians as the Tamil representation in the North is 4% but there are 16 politicians. The same thing applies to Muslim politicians who have been increased highly because of the crooked 15th amendment.

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    Politics apart, Wiggi, you are the least qualified to ask for more, (reminds me of Oliver Twist asking for more), when you had all the opportunity as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province to show the world that you could work for the prosperity for the Northerners with the given amount of authority. What on earth did you DO? A respected professor in Engineering described you as a “political Kavadi dancer” in CT itself. Had you done your part as the CM, leaving the MPs to do the politicking then there is a case in the eyes of the reasonable mind that if something more is given Wiggi and possibly his successors can do more for the people. Alas! Wiggi you missed the bus and that was lost opportunity one cannot recover in years to come.

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    Last time rajapaksas were in power, several chinese spy vessels were caught illegally inside indian territorial waters. When the Indian navy went after them, they fled to sri lanka.
    This is a serious threat to Indian national security. This is why Modi has formed an Indian ocean alliance with the USA. The main aim is to keep the chinese away from Indian coastal waters and the US naval base in diego garcia. This is why i believe India and the USA will create a federal state in Sri Lanka.
    Its really not about tamil and sinhala, but world powers and geopolitics

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      Jegan,

      “This is why i believe India and the USA will create a federal state in Sri Lanka.”

      Keep dreaming. Your biggest stumbling block is going to be Gandhis Ghost.

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        ravi perera

        “Keep dreaming. Your biggest stumbling block is going to be Gandhis Ghost.”

        The incentive and/or compulsion to divide the island come from the likes of you, the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists. Sri Lanka being the Sinhala state of Hindia it has a existential need or responsibility to keep the minorities away from Sinhala/Buddhist fascists and their periodic orgy of atrocities.

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    Wiggy knows the Law..
    International covenents can give him the North East anytime.
    And Modi is coming..
    Poor President Nandasena is in deep shit according to this…

    I think President Nandesa should organize a Referendum as soon as possible.
    And ask those 7 Million want they want to do with this Tamil Speaking People’s . new demand for a Federal State in a combined North and the East with the right to go Independent..

    Otherwise the 7 Million will again be pushed into the background with their Hopes of better Standard of Living , Good Jobs , Good Incomes, Good Schools. Good Health Care , Good Aged Care , Good Retirement Living and better future for their Grand Kids and Gran Grand Kids. all dashed to the ground again..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      Are you part of LTTE’s sleeper cell?

      Look it’s up to the Hindians to decide whether to have two country in one island, or two nation in one country, or 9 Federal Provinces in one country, ….. in this island. Even if Nandasena and his fellow fascists want to get rid of North East as a separate state he needs Hindians’ approval.

      So hang in there until the Sultanate of New Delhi declare its intentions.

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        Dear Native,

        Good points .. Mate,
        Modi certainly wouldn’t want a Caliphate in Kaththankuddy. specially after the hard work of Martyrs, Zaharan and Ibrahim boys…–
        And run by Bathudeen, Rauf Hakeem Hezbolla.Rahuman, Haleem and all the other future Federal Dudes who took refuge in Ranil Aiiyas Marquee after last Easter,,

        I don’t know about your UNP mates. who will soon come under under the new Opp Leader Keselwatta Kid , but Our 7 Million definitely don’t want even one Federal State let alone Seven.

        All they want is to live as equals in any part of the Land..
        And be able to worship Lord Buddhas Foot Prints in Nagadeepam and Seruwilam without having to get Permits from Federal Politicians controlling those Sacred places.

        I am sure Modi being a very religious person who practices a Religion from the same place where Buddha was born will understand ….

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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          “I am sure Modi being a very religious person who practices a Religion from the same place where Buddha was born will understand ….”

          The distance between Vadnagar where Modi was born and Lumbini where Buddha was supposed to have born is 1,516.6 km.

          There was no India as political entity then.

          Remember Modi’s religion is Hindian Hindu Fascism (Hindutva) while Buddha the awakened one didn’t practice Sinhala/Buddhist fascism. You now seems to be into futile exercises pleasing your regional master. His eternal Guru Aryan M. S. Golwalkar was the Indian equivalent of Aryan Hitler whom little Aryan Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala so admired.

          By the way Hindians are fast catching up with Sinhala/Buddhist fascists, Amit Shah wants to enforce Hindi Only language policy, want Ramayana Mahabharata as part of History (equivalent of Mahavamsa), …. demolish Mosques etc, ….. giving priests foremost places in the governance of the country, want to stop animal slaughter, lynching, … many more.

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    just kiss your 13 th and the 19 th good bye.

    Thanks

    Abhaya

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      We have nothing to do with the 19A. You do the kissing for that make your Karava Royals permanent rulers of you. We will be giving our kiss to 13A, the unitary devolution, under which the constitution need not be respected by the majority race politicians who for 30 years failed to implement it. Bye bye 13A. Tamils are on their own!

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      Abhaya Premawardena

      “just kiss your 13 th and the 19 th good bye.”

      The Single handed war winning Gota just did that, kissed modi’s a**e and received $550 Millions.
      Don’t you think it’s worth it?

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    Very logical and a rational and a lawful argument provided all parties accept this and come to term. Hope better sense prevails if we are to progress as a nation.

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    Only UN can solve the problem. Not India.

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      kp

      “Only UN can solve the problem. Not India.”

      Have you forgotten the creation of Bangladesh?
      By the way Sikkim too.
      I suppose you are born this morning.

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    In this country Demalu live in five pockets; Yapanaya, Tirikunamale, Madakalapuwa, Kanda Udarata and Western Province. Now more than 50% of Demala people from North and East live in Sinhala areas scattered in all the Districts. Can Mr. Vigneshwaran tell us how creating a Federal System solve the so called ‘Tamil Problem’ or ‘Minority Problem’? For sure, a Federal System will solve the problem of Malabar Wellala elites who want to keep the Daliths oppressed.

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    Modi talked about the 13th Amendment but President Gotabhaya did not say anything about that at the press conference. Modi might have told that to please the Tamils in Tamil Nadu.

    As President Gotabhaya rightly said, Malabar Wellala elite politicians have been talking about ‘Separate State’, ‘Federal System’, ‘Devolution of Power’ since independence but have not paid attention to the burning problems of ordinary Demala people who belong to low castes. He said he will pay attention to the problems of ordinary Demala people instead of worrying about 13th Amendment.

    If Hindians try to act funny request China to send few submarines and park them in Colombo Port.

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      Blind Eye.

      *** Gotha the CRIMINAL hadnt recovered from Shock from being told not to bring Cheenavedi back into the Country and he spoke on arrival ordering a renegitiation . He knows it is COMPLY OR DIE

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      ” If Hindians try to act funny request China to send few submarines and park them in Colombo Port.”

      Then what to do with the American citizenship?

      The whole world knows the Royals ran to China to escape from Indian PM Manmohan Singh. Now to escape America, King ran to India. For how long this nasty Aappa Diplomacy will work? Remember March is around the corner. Book times with Rishard, Hakeem, Karuna, Deva and the Sinhala supporting cinema actresses.

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        Mally. funny you mentioned Bathudeen.
        You must have read his Letter to President Nandasena..

        Are you on Holiday in Kathanakuddy?..
        Or doing some Polling among the inhabitants to find out how many are going to support Modi?..

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          Suane,

          Rishard and Old King are two bodies, one soul. That is marriage arranged in the heaven. No separation on the death even. Rishard’s song “Fire may burn my body, the outer frame, but it cannot near my heart, the nest where my darling dwells”

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          Sumane,

          Rishard wrote a letter to King asking to appoint a commission to investigate his deals in Wilpattu because police has arrested his brother for a 250M Rs land theft. Now, if Rishard’s brother has to come out, Rishard and his brother have to give 50:50 for Royals on all what they gained.

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      Eagle Eye….I thought you never liked Nandaseana..
      How come you still get rubbed off by CT and make my mate Native Veddaa happy?..?..

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    I feel that the author of the article is attempting to “normalise” an aspiration for a separate state and the concept of “traditional Tamil homelands”. This is dangerous as well as serving to further alienate the Sinhala people of Sri Lanka. Provinces cannot be merged at will, when significant demographics would dictate otherwise. Provincial councils should be abolished instead. The 24 administrative districts of former Ceylon will do just fine, if the government can assure the Tamil people in northern areas that development and welfare will be applied equally and consistently with other parts of Sri Lanka. One must also be cognizant of the fact that many Tamils and Sinhala have intermarried and live in Colombo where the Sinhala are a minority compared to Tamils and Muslims. Police and international relations as well as defence are the sole responsibility of the tiny island’s only government and cannot be further devolved as per dreams of former LTTE sympathisers.

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      Yes anything just for the Tamils , will alienate the Sinhalese , so we should not do anything just for the Tamils but let them be eternally third rates in their own land , under Sinhalese racist yoke. This is what Gotler stated and now you the same. Scratch any Sinhalese , even the so called Born Again Christian ones living the lovely life in Sydney and you still get a racist. The north and east are Tamil homelands just like the other four are Sinhalese homelands . This has been recognised locally and internationally and the international 1987 Indo Sri Lanka agreement also recognised this., Who the heck are you to dispute this racist creature . You once stated here that Thesavalamai has to banned , whilst keeping quite about your own Kandyan Law. You are no different to the rest of the Sinhalese racists. Yes send more Sinhalese and Muslim colonist to the east and even north and ethnically cleanse more Tamils from these two provinces and then state nothing can happen and these are not Tamil lands as the demography have changed. Sinhalese are still ruling Colombo not Tamils or Muslims , but Tamils even in their own areas, especially in areas where Sinhalese have been settled with might of the state. Do not come here and post your racist garbage , trying to appear to be reasonable as you are not. We can see through. Police and the government cannot be 100% Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist like you. Remember 25% of the population are Tamil speakers belonging to various Tamil minorities and we are in a majority in 9 districts and 9 out of the 24 districts are more than 70% Tamil speaking and Tamil is also the majority language within Colombo and large parts of North West coast,. We own 30% of the land and we want our rightful share of the government and resources. Understood

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda, You are confused between the roles and functions of the Police and the Military. Policing has nothing to do with International relations. The demography was altered after Independence. When we were having second thoughts about staying under one roof with you all it was your leaders who coaxed Tamils assuring that no harm will befall us under you.

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    What are the Sinhalese supposed to do with the +50% Tamil speaking people living outside NE?
    Any proposed ‘solution’ should include measures to leave the country free from a potential Rohingya type situation in the future.
    India must be appraised of this factor right from the beginning and the Sinhala demand for physical relocation of ALL Tamil speaking people outside Sinhala majority areas.

    Soma

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      Soma

      You stupid . They were forced to come to the South looking for employment because you never developed. the North. Once power is dvolved we will develop North & East to your envy and all the Tamils shold return Home and they were Economic REFUGEES.

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        Soma, I have told you that it is easy to annex the land occupied by those +50% Tamil speaking people to the proposed Tamil unit, rather than relocating them.

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      soma

      “What are the Sinhalese supposed to do with the +50% Tamil speaking people living outside NE?”

      Since your single handed leader is in top position, ask him to use the option “Final Solution”.
      If it doesn’t work please start the next riots in an unprecedented scale, most Tamils will either run away to their ancestral mother country in South India or their adopted new homeland in the west.

      You will have no problem organising such patriotic events on a short notice through the land, … …
      BTW, when did you last buy your wife and daughter some valuable presents?
      Good luck.

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    7.2 Billion living on earth today including those born today will die during the next 100 years.Let those who replace us decide. The world was one country 10000 years back and now we have over 220. We have ample time to decide. Today NASA said that the solar system will vanish in 3 billion years.

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    You dance according to the tune. Now you can also speak Sinhala….whom are you cheating?

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      What does speaking Sinhalese got to do with just Tamil rights. I also can speak Sinhalese , Tamil, Hindi/Urdu, Malayalam., basic Arabic and English . Does this mean as a Tamil I should not fight or clamour for justice for my people , as I also speak all these languages? Mad creature. Go and learn Tamil that is spoken the by around 100 million around your region and is the mother tongue of 25% of your fellow countrymen, instead of spewing hatred here.

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    you will be having expectations till you die
    the country does not want anything forced on it by india

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      You Gotha Lover wake up man. Gotha was forced to go to Delhi the day after he was elected. He was ordered to cancel any facilty giiven to Cheenavedi and on arrival back Gotha orderd th lease to be renegotiated to the satisfaction of India What do you call it COMPLIANCE or REBELLION . Tak your pick.

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    Hi Wiggi,

    Modi’s Request, 13 A, Gotha & Tamil Expectations.

    *** The Tamils are eternally grateful for Mr. Modi for raising the issue of merging North & East and devolving power ( Land & Police) to enable us to protect our Language , Culture and Heritage which is in danger of being destroyed by Sinhalese Colonisation. Gotha and MR and his cohorts are about to achieve it which has resisted Sinhala Expansionism for thousands of years. They will use every trick and Tactics in the Book to delay , hide and frustrate Tamil aspirations until Colonisation is completed until it is too late to reverse. We have seen what is being attempted by the desecration of Hindu temples being turned into burial Grounds for Sinhalese Priests despite Court Order and under Gothas patronage it is about to accelerate and get worse unless checked. The only force in the World that can keep Gotha on check is India and she not has the Moral right through Cultural ties but also the legitimate right through her proximity . Mr.Modi must now make sure that it is implemented. without delay. Gotha recently said that his people must give the go ahead for 13th Amendment to be implemented and that will never happen without outside pressure. Our concerns about extinction is intertwined with Indias security concerns They are one and the same.
    I genuinely hope Mr.Modi delivers on time as we have suffered for 71 long years. We are not a threat to anyone and India as a Powerful Neighbour can Guarantee that the arrangement sticks.

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    Vigneswaran loves 13 because, how else would a Hausdorff-born 80 year old retiree have been able to become a ‘Governor’ of a province in our country?
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    He did nothing to better the lives of the suffering Tamils, but feathered his own nest shamelessly, fnning separatism to stay in powewr.
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    Shameless Premananda follower..

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      Andradi you Anthraddi 31st day after death.

      Dont talk rubbish He was able to become Governor by popular vote ( NOT Appointed) which was forced on MR by India while at the same time installing a Consul General for Northern Province. India can do anything she wants in Sri Lanke over a Phone Call. Dont forget Modi can swim it is only 22 miles same length as Umbilical Cord

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    We shout out and tell the world that we are a Sinhala Buddhist country. Then practice what you preach. Buddha said to shed everything. Give give and give. Buddha practised what he preached and he gave away his wife and children in pursuit of the Supreme Bliss Nirvana. Buddha’s advise to us the laymen is to get rid of all defilements and endeavour not to be born again. Some Buddhist clergy request us to propagate completely against Buddhism where we are advised not to be born again. The way we regarding the ethnic community demands Sinhala Buddhists will languish in Samsara for a Sara sanka kalpa lakshayak.

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    CVW should wake up to reality.
    What did this Modi guy do during his earlier 5 years when there was a more pliable government in Sri Lanka?

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    Sampanthar is still clinging on the dead Secret Solution. He needs to tell American diplomats to advance the IC inquiry and get Tamils the self-determination right recognized, which is long overdue. If he is scared to sign MCC or SOFA for America on behalf of North East, he should resign, CV can take care of it or we diaspora will do it for America. What is big deal for Sampanthar to give a promise to SOFA to America? Anyway one needs Western capital to develop North East. How Sampanthar is planning to develop North East and same time avoid the West?

    “ Begging for comedy Secret Solution should if Sinhala Politicians to stop cheating Tamils. “

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