10 April, 2021

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Mr. V. Kanthaiya And His Other Half, The Donkey

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Dear Mr. V. Kanthaiya,

I wish I could address this letter to you exclusively but since you have confessed to carrying a donkey with you I think I should, as a courtesy to you, address both at once. So let me begin all over again:

Dear Donkey and his two-legged companion, Mr. Kanthaiya,

I suspected, in a vague sort of way, that you (i.e., Mr. Kanthaiya and not your alter ego, the Donkey) had the asinine qualities you mentioned from the time you started braying in these columns. I am relieved that you came out confessing about it on your own in your P.S., without me having to spell it out for the readers.

You also mention that the donkey in you wants to meet me. I will be most happy to meet your Donkey than you because that creature, presumably, would have more sense than you, going by the contents of your ko-hay-da-yan-nay- mallay-pol reply

The most striking feature of your reply is that you have suddenly, sus-ga-la, given up your penchant for sneaking into men’s toilet for some quick titillation. But your unexpected shift from toilet porn to Godzillas and donkeys, I must say, can be no better than the grass shifting through your Donkey’s belly and coming out at the other end.

Here I must make it clear that I have no intention of insulting your Donkey. Since we are all known by the company we keep I would have been surprised – most surprised! – if you hadn’t picked a donkey as your companion. What I can’t understand is why the Donkey picked you as his companion. Isn’t it an insult for a four-legged Donkey to pick a two-legged one as his companion?

Donkeys, of course, have been useful in carrying man’s burdens across the wide fields of human history. Donkeys also played some admirable roles in classical literature like Apulieus, generally regarded as the first novel in Western literature. Animals also played a significant role in classics like Ignazio Silone’s Fontamara. I do not expect you to be familiar with such masterpieces. On one celebrated occasion it was a donkey that carried Jesus all the way to Jerusalem with palms spread at his feet. But judging by your performance your claque may be inclined to believe that it is the two-legged donkeys that give the four-legged ones a bad name.

Anyway, don’t let your asinine head worry about such cultural masterpieces. It may be a bit too much for the Donkey in you. You just stick to your arid arithmetic in your Business Analysis: Who knows, you might get a salary increase, or even a bonus one of these days for pulling your bosses cart to market. Your bosses must be quite pleased that after making a zero investment in a donkey like you they have managed to reap some benefits to keep you in their pay roll, after all.

I must confess that I was amused by the satirical tone in your first letter. Perhaps, it may have been triggered by the kick you got out of peeping into men’s toilet rooms. Remember your earlier confession about picking up political theory by hanging around men’s toilet rooms! But the latest tell-me-when-to-laugh letter is a labored product where your turgid verbiage struggles in vain to reach some satirical level that could amuse me. Could it be that the donkey in you had taken over and overwhelmed you? You mustn’t let your donkey sit on your lap and disturb your concentration, Mr. Kanthaiya, when you write. It’s ok, when you watch porn. But when you write to a quality website like Colombo Telegraph you must keep your donkey locked up like your unruly zip that fly open at the click of a button in your PC.

I must add that you amused me in a “funny-peculiar” way when you attempted to pontificate – you know, no, how it is when donkeys try to pontificate? – on the great defenders of our motherland like Dr. Gunadasa Amerasekera. I don’t think you have ever read him. Your limited information has informed you that he came on the cultural scene in 2010. This is why donkeys tied to a tether of three feet should not try to reach the bundle of grass which is six feet away: their limited capacities do not allow them to reach it.. Anyone who knows anything about the cultural landscape will agree that Gunadasa shot into the cultural limelight in the late fifties as a rising star from the Peradeniya school of literature.

For your edification let me state that he is one of our a respected cultural icons who had served his motherland with honour and dignity. He could achieve that great cultural height only because he (1) comes from a rich cultural tradition and (2) was gifted with the creative talent to be a cultural beacon to the nation. Before you try to point a finger at him can you kindly show me one person who is comparable to him in your Jaffna Tamil culture. When did the Jaffna Tamil culture produce a Gunadasa Amerasekera, eh, Mr. Kanthaiya?

Jaffna Tamil culture has been and continues to be dry as its land. Its biggest cultural icon is Arumuka Navalar, a caste fanatic who merely unearthed forgotten Tamils classics and reproduced it for public consumption. Along with C. W. Thamotherampillai they went from house to house in Madras, as it was known then, and resurrected the forgotten old classics of Tamil literature. That is their claim to fame. They did not produce any new creative masterpiece of their own to enrich the Jaffna Tamil culture. They were merely transcribers and transporters of the S. Indian culture to Jaffna.

Other than that who are your great cultural figures, eh Mr. Kanthaiya? If you can, please reveal to us your Martin Wickremesinghe, Sarachchandra, Chitra Sena, Lester Peiris, Amaradeva, Mahagama Sekera or a Sagara Palansooriya, or a George Keyt or Mudliyar Amerasekera. Even the great savant Dr. Ananda Coomaraswamy wrote his classic Medieval Sinhala Art in praise and defence of Sinhala culture. Arnold Toynbee, in his magisterial survey of world history, dealt with the Sinhala civilization but not that of the Jaffna Tamil culture.

This is not to downgrade or deny the monumental achievements of the classical Tamil culture of S. India. Some of the finest creative works blossomed during the Buddhist phase of S. India. A clear distinction must be made between the S. Indian culture and that of Jaffna. When the Jaffna leaders talk of the great Tamil culture they are not talking of anything that has been produced in Jaffna. They are essentially basking in the reflected glory of S. Indian culture.

Like all the minority migrants who settled down in Sri Lanka the Tamils had not contributed in any creative way to initiate a new culture of their own which could stand on its own in comparison to that of their only homeland, Tamil Nadu, or even their adopted land, Sri Lanka.

Tamil scholars were aware of this failure of the Jaffna Tamils to create a culture of their own. The Tamil historian, Prof. S. Arasaratnam admitted the imitative nature of the Jaffna culture. He wrote: “The kingdom of Jaffna was under Sinhalese subjection for about 17 years…..No original artistic tradition grew in Tamil Ceylon. Culturally, the Tamils looked upon their arts as part of the Dravidian tradition of south India. When any major work was to undertaken, craftsmen would be brought from Tamil Nad. Geographic proximity and close political relations made this possible. An expert artist of Jaffna would soon cross the straits to gain wider recognition in India.” ( p.115 – Ceylon, Prentice Hall).

Unlike the cultural desert of Jaffna any objective scholar will agree that of all the migrant settlers only the Sinhalese produced a brand new history of their own which gave the world a new language, new civilization,, new identity, new Theravada Buddhist culture that accepted the challenges of grueling time and transformed the primordial wilderness into a humane society that opened it arms to all settlers who were willing to co-exist in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society as peaceful citizens without making outrageous claims to territory and cultural superiority which they never possessed..

The Sinhala-Buddhists tamed and shaped their little acre on earth into a livable and hospitable home for all comers. The Sinhala-Buddhisst gladly gave the new comers a home from home and now the alien Godzillas, as you cleverly recognized, (it is natural for one Godzilla can recognize another!) are claiming the land that welcome them and gave them refuge to be their homeland. The Godzillas fail to realize that they are insulting their own original homeland when they claim another part of their world to be their homeland.

In any case, how many homelands do the Tamils want? Soon they will be claiming America, Canada, UK and Australia to be their homeland. In fact, around 1983, at the height of the crisis in Sri Lanka, some Tamils circulated a paper in Australia saying that they were the original inhabitants of Australia who welcomed Capt. Cook when he landed in Sydney with poo-malai, (garland), vadai and dhosai! It is also reported that the Tamils have also claimed that the name Vasco da Gama is actually a corrupted form of Kadir-a-Gama who is supposed to have discovered America. They even claim that Eelam is mentioned in the Bible though it has nothing to do with the Tamils.

All this vain boasting is the inescapable reaction of an inferiority complex of an insignificant minority pretending to be the equal of the majority in every respect. It is the pathetic failure of the Jaffna Tamils to create a home-grown rich culture of their own that makes them want to boast of the Dravidian culture of S. India as a creation of their own. Though the Americans, Australians, Canadians etc., descended from English migrants they stand on their own to claim with justifiable pride the greatness of the new culture they established with their own creative energy. They refuse to shine with feathers borrowed from their motherland..

But the Godzillas have nothing great to boast about except, of course, Velupillai Prabhakaran. So your Godzilla theory is quite appropriate and you must be credited with describing your Godzillian ancestry with such accuracy. Your Godzillian descendants were also classified by the international community as “the deadliest terrorists of the world”. This gang of Tamil mass murders is yet to live down their evil reputation for killing more Tamils than all the other put together. As I said earlier, the highest point of Jaffna Tamil culture was reached when children of other parents were invited by the Godzillian Supremo for a last supper , with a cyanide pill served as dessert.

Compared to the grandeur of the Sinhala-Buddhist civilization what has Jaffna to offer other than Velupillai Prabhkaran? Even the Nallur Temple was built by a Sinhalese King. The other highest monuments are the dagobas of Kantadorai. Faced with the absence of any monumental achievements in Jaffna they are claiming the greatness of a Tamil culture in S. India which they never created. What remains as the Jaffna Tamil culture is nothing but a poor and pathetic reflection of the glories of S. Indian culture.

Though Jaffna failed to produce any significant culture of its own it has earned a reputation for producing donkeys. Delft is full of them. Take the case of your name. It indicates that you are from Vallipuram but your companion and braying confirm that you could have originated only from Delft. In any case, you must have been a recent arrival in Valllipuram because the ancient Vallipuram was a cherished part of the Sinhala-Buddhists civilization. In case you don’t know, let me remind you of the precious archaeological Gold Plate of Vallipuram which proves that the Sinhala-Buddhist had put their roots down in Jaffna around 2nd century – i.e, long before the first settlement of S. Indians in 1325, as stated by Prof. Arasaratnam. .

By the way, you have drawn up a list of Sinhala intellectuals who had defined and defended the new political contours in the post-Nandikadal period. Obviously, you don’t like them because they demystify and blast your fictitious history and concocted geography to boost the myths of your elusive Pee-lam. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, C. A. Chandraprema, Malinda Seneviratne, Rajpal Abeynayake, Shenali Waduge are high on your list. They, of course, have their own perspectives and have their different takes on practically every subject they deal with. But one thing common to all of them is their intellectual integrity. They are not for sale.

They are not the hired hacks recruited by corrupt NGO mudlalis who are peddling foreign agendas. They are not living off the hand-outs of Western embassies to do the grand at lavish parties thrown at Galle Face Hotel. They do not pocket the money collected from double billing and shady seminars which are never held. Corrupt NGO leaders like “Paki” Saravanamuttu have a pukka time living off the misery of the Sri Lankans.

I am proud to be listed among men and women who have stood by their country and the people without selling their souls to the highest bidder in the NGO market. It is easy for those who are articulate and skilled in writing to move into the upper bracket of high living like “Paki” Saravanamuttu or a Jehan Perera. All what is needed is an elementary skill in recycling the mantras of human rights, justice, liberty, democracy and all those other clichés. It is the biggest growth industry these days.

But then what dignity is there becoming moral racketeers like “Paki” Saravanamuttu and Jehan Perera? If one could look hard enough, it would be possible, perhaps, to find more dignity in Mr. Kanthaiya’s Donkey. But then where would that place Mr. Kanthaiya? He and his Donkey are in a marriage that go together like Prabhakaran and his pillage. So who would want to deny Mr. Kanthaiya the comforts and the pleasures of his Donkey?

All what I can wish is simply this : LONG LIVE MR. KANTHAIYA AND HIS DONKEY!

PS: Any chance of getting away from your Donkey and replying sensibly, Mr. Kanthaiya?

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    “Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, C. A. Chandraprema, Malinda Seneviratne, Rajpal Abeynayake, Shenali Waduge are high on your list. […] But one thing common to all of them is their intellectual integrity. They are not for sale.”

    What entertainment you provide us, Mahindapala! Very good satire indeed.

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      I didn’t read article after seeing the heading, but read some comments… God is not fair… Why nature(God) created “Pala” kind of people with good language skills but with negative analytical skills. But again if this M-Pala has no language skills either, then how can he feed himself.. poor[Edited out]

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      Looks like the Donkey in HLDM has got the better of this pretentious, decrepit old man!

      What tosh he (or his donkey) writes.

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      Sorry Donkey H.D.L Mahindapala, your deep racial frustration is clearly visible and reflected here. You are a old donkey but not matured enough to write something sensible in a forum like this. Therefore, it is much better you donkey stop writing.

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      PLEASE LISTEN TO THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF AUSTRALIA.. YOUTUBE IF POSSIBLE. IT SOUNDS VERY VERY SIMILAR TO TAMIL. I THOUGHT IT WAS TAMIL AT ONE POINT. IT’S AMAZING THE SIMILARITY.

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    H. L. D. Mahindapala –

    “I wish I could address this letter to you exclusively but since you have confessed to carrying a donkey with you I think I should, as a courtesy to you, address both at once. So let me begin all over again:”

    “Dear Donkey and his two-legged companion, Mr. Kanthaiya,”

    People who have Donkeys and follow Donkeys, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, should form a Group, the Donkey Group and invite all the Shills and whitewashers of MaRa to join in, and elect MaRa as the Head Donkey for listening to the Donkey Astrologers. Add Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, C. A. Chandraprema, Malinda Seneviratne, Rajpal Abeynayake, Shenali Shill Waduge are high on your list, and should be added.

    Are Donkey’s Native to Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho? Were they introduced by the Para-Portuguese and adopted by the Para Sinhala and Para Tamils?
    Just Curious.

    bandara donkay

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

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    Vadai and Thosai are South Indian and not unique to Tamils. It is like saying Bharathanatyam is Tamil.

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      Jim softy

      “Vadai and Thosai are South Indian and not unique to Tamils.”

      Very true.

      Kavun and Appa are also from South India. So did the Nayakas, Kannagi Amma worship, …………

      Computers, communications, internet, Western medicines and fashion, Railways, shipping, automobiles, Bicycles, education, …. manufacturing, cinema, accounting systems, Roman law, pornography (you use for your own self actualization),

      You should be proud of being the only race which originated from beast beauty copulation. Even your ancestors were from India.

      And what seems to be your problem?

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        Not only Appa and Kavum but Pittu, idiappa, pol rotti, kiri-bath are all South Indian and not unique to Tamils.

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          Why not with Thayir Vadai, Valakka Vadai, Vada Payasam, Punnaku Saadam, Manjari, Kesari, Oothappam, Vellappam, Muniappam, Sabji Pachakari, Rava Dosha Shambar, Oyster in Lime Chutney, Shrimp in Lemon Chutney, Pinatu etc.etc.

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      The English word Curry , for the spicy dish, comes from Tamil word Kari.

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        O Blimey, I thought it’s from the Malalasekaram’s Sinhalese dictum “Kari”.

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      I think Jim Softy should comment only about things he knows. Bharathanatyam is the dance of Tamils and it belongs to the state of Tamil Nadu only. Bharatanatyam is a reworked dance-form from the Tamil’s traditional dance “Sathir” known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. The other Indians borrowed the dance, Bharathanatyam (Sathir), from Tamils.

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      Imbecile, Bharathanatyam and cranatic music both are tamils creation and went from there to other parts.

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        What is that ‘Imbecile Paratanatyom’ Munikesaran?

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      Kothu Rotti is Tamil.

      Unlike the distance between Bengal/Orissa and Sinhalese or N.America and England, distance between S.India and Jaffna is small enough that historically there’s always been a feeling that Jaffna was a sort extension of Tamil South India culture.

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      It was originally called “Pathari-Natyam” meaning “agitate-dance”. It was metaphorically changed to a more polite version of the noun “Paratha Natyam” by Art lovers by anagram.

      Nowadays making ‘Porota-roti’ too is a noisy task, associated with the gestures of a dance, called “Porota-Natyam”.

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    I do not want to trade in insults. However, as a Jaffna Tamil, while being very alive to our failures, I am a part of the great Tamil civilization of South India which covered Jaffna and a lot more. I am proud of it.

    An Englishman does not have to be from Stratford-upon-Avon to make claims to Shakespeare’s greatness which drew inspiration from so many things English from before his time. Likewise I do not have to be from Madurai to be proud of Tamil achievements.

    I write this reluctantly because like every people we Tamils have had our great and weak moments from our inception as a people. Our pride should strengthen us to draw lessons from our failures. The Sinhalese should do likewise.

    Let each side speak of its own failures rather than the other side’s.

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      That is true. Tamil civilization is all over the world except Antarctica which is supposed to be the KumariKandam.

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        Tamils don’t claim Antarctica is Kumari Kundam. For that matter Kumari Kundam it is just a myth.

        I’ve never heard of any of my Tamil relatives or family speak of Kumar Kundam. It is just something that is mentioned in old writings, and that is it.

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        The great civilization of Antarctic Tomils had Prontosaurus and Lingasaurus as domesticated animals. They too had Pleasurotaurus as pets and milked on the great Uderotops for Dairy.

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      S.R.H. Hoole

      Good comment.

      “Our pride should strengthen us to draw lessons from our failures. The Sinhalese should do likewise.”

      The problem the Tamils and Sinhala have is an internal Problem.

      The Mootal ( மூடல்ஸ் ) Modayas, Fool Ratios in their respective populations.

      Fortunately, time is slowly chipping away at the Mootal ( மூடல்ஸ் ) Modayas, Fools in both communities, but still many left, as shown by the 2015 Presidential results.

      Somebody need to write Common sense Pamphlets for Mootal ( மூடல்ஸ் ) Modayas, Fools.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

      DeJa Vu in the Land of native Beddah Aethho.

      The Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

      Tamil-speaking Veddas of Vaharai await war recovery support

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeFCuZwexRw

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      And what’s the use in speaking of failures and greatness in length and length and length, while we shrink as a people devoid of knowledge to live in harmony. Is it a curse fallen upon this Voodoo Island by the pimp Vibishana when he left the joint of Ravana.

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    Dear Mr Mahindapala

    Your letter has so confused me.

    Are you and V.Kanthiya on the same side, as he alleges? Is the donkey the lecturer? What is this zero investment business you are both engaged in? Isn’t the business model to invest heaps of hate, prejudice and verbal attacks and reap tenfold?
    Maybe like our yahaparliament you are both in the opposition?

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    As usual it is another crap from this racist maniac… Please save your time!!

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      LMAO

      “As usual it is another crap from this racist maniac… Please save your time!!”

      Mahinda must be suffering from inferiority complex, experts call it “pe**s envy”

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    Dear CT, do you really have to publish this crap written by a racist moron??

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    How did this piece of balderdash slip through CT’s scrutiny??

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    Mr.H.L.D.Mahindapala’s writings above indicates clearly that he himself is a donkey who is not ashamed of exposing his communal attitude and ignorant of Sri Lanka’s history

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      Mr Vela

      I am willing to bet you will be hard pressed to counter Mahindapala’s statements with YOUR superior knowledge of Sri Lanka’s history.

      Please give us the benefit of YOUR knowledge instead of yet another blank cartridge in a gun!

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      By trying satire, Mahindapala is only making himself a boring clown. Kanthaiya is light years ahead, he is not only funny but witty and he covered the whole issue very beautifully. Mahindapala’s response is like a child writing an essay. His reply is nothing but ko-hay-da-yan-nay- mallay-pol, talking mostly about the donkey.

      Mahindapala’s response reminds me of the story of the Cow and Coconut tree. ‘Some primary school students were asked to prepare essays on subjects such a ‘coconut tree’ and ‘cow.’ They were lazy students and they wanted to know which among the two would show up on the exam. They heard from reliable resources that they would ask to write ten sentences about a coconut tree. All of them thoroughly learnt ten sentences to be written about the coconut tree. But as they sat in the exam, to their great dismay the only question that appeared was about a cow. Some of the students found it difficult even to start and they left the examination hall. Some other students wrote ‘in Sri Lanka cows are usually tied up to the coconut trees and then wrote 9 more sentences on ‘coconut tree’ and completed the subject’.

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    V. Kanthaiya Annei

    H. L. D. Mahindapala asks you

    “Even the great savant Dr. Ananda Coomaraswamy wrote his classic Medieval Sinhala Art in praise and defence of Sinhala culture.”

    Ananda Coomaraswamy wrote about the Medieval Sinhala art not about the achievements of Sinhala/Buddhists racists. Sinhala/Buddhism didn’t exist when art was flourishing in this island.

    The Sinhala/Buddhists’ contribution to humanity was symbolized by their fervent effort to destroy “others” and “other cultures”. One example of high culture propagated by the Sinhala/Buddhists was the destruction of Jaffna Library. The public racist Anagarika Dharmapala (homeless one) founded the “hate others” movement which progressed to see many milestones in 1915, 1958, 1971, 1977, 1983, 1987-1991, and finally 2009.

    Eleven unarmed Tamil participant at the 4th International Conference Seminar of Tamil Studies in Jaffna, 10 January 1974 were killed by Police.

    Excerpt from Report of the Commission of Inquiry, on the Tragedy of January Tenth 1974, published on 18th February 1974. The Commission consisted of Mr.O.L.De Kretser, Mr.V.Manicavasagar (both former Judges of the Supreme Court) and the Rt.Rev.Dr.Sabapathy Kulandran (former Bishop of Jaffna) –

    “The irresistible conclusion we come to is that the police on this night (10 January 1974) was guilty of a violent and quite an unnecessary attack on unarmed citizens. We are gravely concerned that they lacked the judgement which we expected of policemen in a civilian police force whose duties call for tactful handling even in the most difficult situation.”

    This conference I am told was one in a series held in other countries, Malaysia, France, India and elsewhere. This was the one conference that was attacked by the police forces in this occasion by a Sinhala/Buddhist racist state. Was Mahinda sucking his thumbs in a civilised Sinhala/Buddhists cradle which was being rocked by all those culture vultures, Dr. Gunadasa Amerasekera?

    Your donkey would have behaved better under these circumstances than Mahinda and his hoodlums in uniforms. Could he explain to your donkey if these were not Sinhala/Buddhist high culture what is?

    Mahinda types:

    “Though Jaffna failed to produce any significant culture of its own it has earned a reputation for producing donkeys. Delft is full of them.”

    Could you ask your donkey whether those Delft donkeys were Kallthonie donkeys from the south stranded in that island like those progenitor of Sinhala/Buddhists.

    By any chance your donkey’s ancestors had met Mahinda’s ancestor the raping lion in Venga.

    Here is what Mahinda’s great culture has produced:

    War-scarred Sri Lanka is experiencing an alarming scourge of child abuse, and the apparatus for dealing with the problem, UNICEF says, is “grossly inadequate.”

    Every day, three to five children are raped in the island nation. Police statistics show the total number of child rapes in 2011 as 1,463; the figure jumped to 1,759 cases in 2012, according to a parliamentary report. Police records also give a total of just over 2,000 sexual offenses against children, besides rape, in 2011; child-molestation cases in 2012 soared to over 5,000, according to parliamentary figures. The total number of all crimes against children — which besides sex crimes include crimes of violence, abduction, trafficking and other offenses — increased by a dramatic 64% between 2011 and 2012.

    http://world.time.com/2013/08/13/sri-lanka

    Dr. Gunadasa Amerasekera and Nalin de Silva should be proud of their Jaathika Chinthanaya.

    In case Mahinda missed some leading contributors to humanity here is a list of great and secular scholars:

    Boothan Devanar (Sangam poet from Eelam)

    Swami Vipulananda

    Yogar Swamigal

    Kalaipulavar K Kandiah Navaratnam

    Prof. K Kailasapathy

    Prof Chelva Kanaganayakam

    Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

    Prof K Sivathamby

    Rev. Father S. Gnanapiragasar

    Prof K.Kanapathipillai

    Prof V Sivasamy

    Prof Alvapillai Velupillai

    Xavier Thaninayagam

    V. Kanthaiya Annei

    Your donkey should know more about Tamil scholars. I am sorry to interrupt your donkey’s conversation with Mahinda. Please ask your donkey to bear with me.

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      Where are the names of the [Edited out] Rayappau and the Saundranayagam guy who had a relative with same name and he was an international thief.

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        as Buddhist Sinhalese,
        I am very proud of the Sons Of Soil,
        best foreign Minister we had, Hon Lakshman Kadiragamar and
        late Hon Sir Ponnambalam Ramanadan as both of them have done great services to Sri lanka and its people.

        who are the Donkeys, telling Gam kabara M R and Hothambaya Fought with LTTE?????.
        Only Racists, psychopaths like Moda paala, Dayan Jayatilleka, PraaA. Chandraprema, Malinda Seneviratne, Rajpal Abeynayake, Shenali Waduge, Gundaasa, Nalin silva.

        So called educated Sitting on his donkey brain Modapaala Bellowing from Oz land and
        Now Praising CT as No Chance with Lanka Web.

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      Gunadasa Amerasekera would have done a better job extracting teeth (as a dentist) rather than get involved in racist politics and write some rubbish that is music to a few racists like Mahindapala.

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      I am sure there are many more but let me add just one to your list, Kartigesu Indrapala. Oh, Jeyraj Tambiah is another.

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      Native

      You should also include names such as C.Y Thamothirampillai, pandithamani ( Ganapathipillai) who has contributed to tamil literature.

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        Ken Robert & manel fonseka

        Thanks

        I have access to a long list of scholars of this island, including Tamil, Sinhala, Muslim, Burgers,… eminent thinkers, however the above list was hastily prepared to provide V. Kanthaiya’s donkey a background reading, in case it met with Mahinda. Not that the Donkey needs my briefing.

        It looks like Mahinda is desperate to meet the donkey than vice versa.

        Tamil Scholars and artists continued:

        Ramalingam Muttiah (hailed from Chundikuli Jaffna, who first designed, manufactured and distributed first ever Tamil typewriter without state patronage.)

        Excerpt from Hindu:

        A 77-year-old typewriter

        May 12, 2014

        “For the record, Naranan adds that it was a Ramalingam Muttiah of Ceylon (no relation, I assure readers) who “designed, manufactured and distributed the first ever Tamil typewriter” sometime in the 1920s, according to the Internet. It was only in 1962 that Chief Minister Kamaraj introduced Tamil typewriters in Government offices. After the international Tamilnet99 conference in 1999, Tamil99 came into vogue based on the PC keyboard.”

        http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/

        Simmon Casie Chetty

        Eminent film director Balu Mahendra

        S.M. Nayagam of Chitra Kala Movietone established the Sinhala Cinema Industry in this island.

        R. Muthuswamy, a musical maestro from Tamil Nadu, who shaped Sinhala film music in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, ….. Ceylontoday, 2013-06-27.

        The queen of Sinhala Cinema and the first and the only Sri Lankan actor to grace the “Film fare” magazine cover. Rukmani Devi was born as Daisy Rasammah Daniels in Ramboda, ……….. http://www.rukmanidevisrilanka.org/

        There have been many Tamils who have intellectually and artistically contributed to this island.

        Mahindapala must pull his head out of sand dunes and look at the world outside which is a brilliant place to live.

        Here is a story that Mahinda, Nalin, Amaradeva ……… should have been taught at early stages of their lives. Better late than never. Donkey should tell this story to Mahinda:

        Stories of Wisdom – Frog in the Well – Tales of Swami Vivekananda – Moral Stories for Children

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqdUSNeuz3w

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        I forgot to add Prof Suseenthirarajah ( tamil linguistics).

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    Mr. V. Kanthaiya And His Other Half, The Donkey? The other half is Mahindapala…………..:)

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    Why does CT publish this ridiculous interchange? It is an insult to the readers’ intelligence.

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      That is how CT builds it’s readership.

      Anti- Sri lankan, Anti-Mahinda Rajapkse, Anti sinhala buddhist, anti-muslim – those are some of the types articles that CT published.

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    M ……. pala, you are a donkey allright. You only want to cough out racial insult. You pretend to be a great journalist but you write scrap which should find its place in the dust bin only.

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    Mr. Mahindapala,

    You are an utter shame to the scribes of our motherland. The bitterness and hatred that flows in your veins are not different to MR’s. You say ” But when you write to a quality website like Colombo Telegraph” then just please keep it that way without writing your 3rd rated articles which make no sense to the public who read the CT. I will not have my children read any of your articles. You seem to be a dirty old man with a warped mind. What Kanthia who now reveals himself to be somebody born in 1986 was only trying to put you in your place because we the public have suffered with MR’s dictatorship and bootlickers like you who kept in power. We are sick tired of people like you and your false predictions.

    The wise people of SL have voted MR out of power never to return. So please enjoy the rest of your life in peace and stay away from CT. Your are sick in your head for your age,

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    Any writer who supports Sri lanka or Sinhala-buddhist is an extremist. They don’t that right because Tamils are the most vocal and trying to be powerful.

    Tamils only talk about Tamils, muslims only talk about muslims. Sinhala journalists should not talk about themselves and their rights or needs.

    That pi$$ of the tamils.

    Kanthaiya tried to take the opportunity to bash and here all these Tamil – Christian dalits ganged up with him.

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    ” In fact, around 1983, at the height of the crisis in Sri Lanka, some Tamils circulated a paper in Australia saying that they were the original inhabitants of Australia who welcomed Capt. Cook when he landed in Sydney with poo-malai, (garland), vadai and dhosai! It is also reported that the Tamils have also claimed that the name Vasco da Gama is actually a corrupted form of Kadir-a-Gama who is supposed to have discovered America. They even claim that Eelam is mentioned in the Bible though it has nothing to do with the Tamils.”

    Mahindapala being utterly dishonest here. He tries to give the impression this pseudo-archaeological nonsense has any currency amongst Tamils . First I am hearing of this.

    A few/handfull of Tamils come up with some harebrained pseudo-History and this is supposed to be a Tamil thing?? I can find all manner of pseudo-Archaeology and historical revisionism on YouTube and on the net from Americans. It does not even remotely mean the average American believes in it.

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    Dear Editor of CT,

    Please Sir, do not ruin the reputation of CT by publishing RUBBISH like this.

    We look forward to reading decent articles in CT. and we get this.

    PLEASE PLEASE do NOT publish any more rubbish from this Monkey

    sorry Donkey Mhindapaaaala.

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    What is the donkey spoter doing in oz?

    You are recigonized there for your participation in ancient civilisation or for people fleeing current Sinhalese civilisation?

    Abbot may hire you for spotting boats.

    That wull be a futting job for an old unemployed racist sinhalese donkey

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    This is what HLDM can write. Poor guy, writing garbage, trying to save his face. You have miserably failed Old Hat ! Just keep quiet.

    Mr VK, just ignore this dimwit, not worth commenting anymore.

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    HLDM ,

    How do you explain the historical fact that the little island had many kingdoms and almost all the kings had positive connection ( friendship ) or negetive ( enimies ) with kings in South India.
    Even your King MR has been visiting South India for many reasons.

    Can you explain the fact that many Sinhalese Kings sought or brought princes, professionals and warriors from South India so that their Kingdoms become stronger .

    Why there were cultural differences among various Sinhalese Kingdoms ?
    Why the up country kingdoms and Rajarata kingdoms had more refined culture than the low country kingdoms ?

    Why the peasants of Polonaruwa Civilisation, Anuradhapura Civilsation and Kandyan Civilisations preferred honest and fair leaders ?

    So HLDM why you are in Australia ? Are you aiming for a Medal of the Order of Australia in trying to bring back MR regime to power again by spitting venom against the minorities ? Don’t play the fool in Australia .

    You are being watched carefully because you spreading hatred among Australian Communities. If you in trouble this time GORA s, MARA s and Kohonas can not come to your rescue.
    They have run out of favour with the IC and above all with the majority of the people of SL.

    The southern voters can not be fooled by people like you in the post Jan 8th era.

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      Ambedkhar Reborn,

      Hambantota Lowclass Donkey would not understand what you are saying.

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      It is also noteworthy that up until the fall of the Kandyan Kingdom, the Kandyan people perceived that knowledge of Tamil meant one is learned and knowledgeable. Even a few Kandyan Cheaftans endorsed the Kandyan Convention with British in Tamil!

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    there is nothing so fine as the “hate’ between tamil & Sinhala. they do it so well don’t they!

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    Valipuram,

    Man you have done it!

    ridiculed and made Mahindapla the joker into the butt of a great joke.

    He can never recover from this, notwithstanding his crude antics and half-baked notions.

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    “Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, C. A. Chandraprema, Malinda Seneviratne, Rajpal Abeynayake, Shenali Waduge are high on your list. They, of course, have their own perspectives and have their different takes on practically every subject they deal with. But one thing common to all of them is their intellectual integrity. They are not for sale.”

    Intellectual integrity? Not for sale?

    My Foot!

    This is the best JOKE ever, the joke of the year, I just could not stop LOL, absolutely hilarious. Looks like, sometimes H.L.D.Mahindapala is very humorous.

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    Mr HLDMP

    Satire is not your forte, just stick to writing SL history, we used to it, no matter even if it inventered. Reading your stuffs with an expectation of more fun, I fell sleep twice or thrice before finished it, whereas started reading VK’s, couldnt stop. Didnt he write in bald that he is your team, why do you going on a tangent and write something really uncalled for.

    VK wrote to DJ in the first place, you unnecessaritly got into this and rubbish this space with your venom. Advise, it is not good for your health, it might take you back to JRJ’s days

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    Jim Softy

    I think you have mentioned about Emil Soundranayagam. I am sure no one can beat Rajapackse’s (Mahinda, Goat, Nimal, Shiranthi, and so on). Billions vanished in thin air. If HLDM is considered as an intellectual, God only safe Sinhalese. Read the language he has used so far even those streets thugs will not use this type of language. The man is lowest of the low and absolutely ignorant about anything, in particular, culture of Jaffna Tamils. Please do not support him if you have any value.

    Govi

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    HLD

    Kanthaiya and the donkey hurt you too much, eh! Ouch! It was too much to be insulted by a sinna podiyan! Now you are raving and ranting by picking on Jaffna Tamils. How do you know Kanthaiya is a Jaffna Tamil? We know for sure you are sleeping with a Jaffna Tamil (your wife)! Or are you limited only watching porn? In fact you are insulting the woman you are sleeping with when you insulting Jaffna Tamils.

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      Asaipillai

      “In fact you are insulting the woman you are sleeping with when you insulting Jaffna Tamils.”

      No self respecting woman will ever voluntarily sleep with a public racists leave alone Tamil woman.

      “Sexual desire in women is extremely sensitive to environment and context,” says Edward O. Laumann, PhD.

      Women can sense a racists from miles away. Therefore they too chose their sexual partners selectively. If the women are free to pick their partners they would definitely chose partners who generate positive vibs and not those racists whose full time religious duty is emitting negative vibrations. The women want to get away from these men.

      Therefore you are rest assured Racists are loners and their partners usually refused to sleep with them. Perhaps Mahinda relies on self actualization if he can get it up.

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        Are you scratching his crotch? “Tingle Tingle Little Spar”.

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      dont worry Asa, it is the nature of this bunch.
      MR did it publicly- so why not his faekel eaters ?

      Let s hope all these would soon be marginalized from lanka soon. This man Mahindapala hass been suffering from incontinence for such a long time. He can make it a distiction on good and bad yet. This kind of men would bother us even after their deaths in the future. This island nation are handled by such ghosts sofar. But lights at the end of the tunnel is there to keep hopes about a greater change.

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    Nice to know HLDM, the p.o.s., has been demonstrably been rendered so irrelevant and is hurting so bad.

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    Mr. Mahindapala, it is laudable that you DJ and Rajpal have not benefited in any way while writing to whitewash the Rajapakse regime. Could it be because, all of the crap that all of you write – is not worth the paper you write on?

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    It is high time that the editorial staff of Colombo Telegraph stopped publishing this type of racist garbage. Kandiah’s second letter too was off the mark. Mahindapala is an out and out racist. CT will really lose its credibility if do not adopt proper professional standards and ethics. It is not hard to discern racism- Where is the editorial board? Sleeping? MJA

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    Lets please not encourage this kind of writing, the best is for us not to comment since it means that people are interested either way.

    I really don’t see the point of these kind of writing, but in the interest of free speech let them write.

    Our lack of response should provide a clear message to those that write and publish this kind of articles.

    Petros

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