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Mullivaikal Commemoration: “Let Us Move Forward Together To Reach Our Political Objectives” – Wigneswaran

Let us not continue to be pawns in the hands of scheming individuals or institutions. Let us agitate in a systematic, organized way for Justice for our affected people. Let us move forward together to reach our political objectives. I make this request of you on this emotive day. 

C.V. Wigneswaran

Let us identify ourselves as a determinable group of people, the Tamil People, who were subjected to genocide in this 21st century where human civilization has reached great heights.

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Mullivaikal Commemorative Programme 18.05.2009 – 18.05.2018 – Remembering the dead during the conclusion of the war at Mullivaikal, Meeting at 11am at Mullivaikal on 18.05.2018

My beloved people!

This is the fourth Mullivaikal Commemoration organized by us. 

Even though we have not been able to seek justice for our affected people who are steadfastly continuing to agitate in street corners for justice for their basic human rights and security and when a process of intensive Buddhist infiltration takes place in the North and East amidst the large contingents of occupied Military who have usurped our lands and resources, we are gathered here today with heavy hearts to remember the genocide that took place nine years ago at Mullivaikal. 

The human civilization has developed to great heights in this 21st century. It was the civilizational excellence of the world community that set up in the year 2006 a separate United Nations Human Rights’ Council directed to deter genocide aimed against the human race, ethnic cleansing and human rights’ violations.

Within three years of the Council being set up our people were subjected to genocide. Conducting a war without witnesses thousands of innocent people were brutally killed. No journalists nor human rights’ activists were allowed into this area. Having conducted successfully the genocide against the Tamil community by their war without witnesses, the government of that time was able to utter deliberate falsehoods in the world arena to misguide sovereign states. Such distorted deliberate utterances such as “zero casualties” by the government of that time restrained the International Community from preventing the genocide and allied crimes committed here. But no country could continue to shield themselves with lies and falsehoods and expect to travel far.

Today the International Community is wiser in that sufficient evidence has been posted to them buttressing the fact that what took place on 18th May 2009 was indeed genocide.

Though belated we are positive that the clear conscience of the world community would open up to the reality of the situation and opt to find justice for the genocide practiced here. Our people patiently await such enlightened activities on the part of the International Community. We are sad despite the passing of nine years such a transformation has not come over the International Community yet.

Many point to Ruwanda and Bosnia and discourage our people saying that justice will take decades thereby trying to convince us to consent to half baked solutions. 

But we must remember that genocide took place in Bosnia and Ruwanda at an earlier era unlike the Mullivaikal debacle. When the International Community had learnt lessons from previous genocides and allied offences they resolved that plausible preventive methods be planned to deter genocide and allied crimes in any community.

Indeed it was after the United Nations took noticeable steps in this direction that the Mullivaikal episode unfurled. When laws were in place such a distressful episode had been enacted. 

According to International Covenants and Agreements it is now accepted that the International Community has a right to prevent such brutal incidents taking place in individual Sovereign States.

If a country ignores human rights’ violations or shows tolerance towards such violations or prevents accountability such country cannot be considered mature and responsible. Not only that. Such countries would be identified as directly acting contrary to the expectations of the International Community. Toleration of such acts on the part of States would no doubt lead to Human Rights’ violations world over. Delayed justice is of course denied justice.

Today in this country even a murderer is not looked upon as an offender. If need be depending on their race and identity even murderers would be made into heroes. Those in the highest echelons of power have been heard to say that they will not allow even a single Sinhalese soldier to go to jail. Does that mean criminality depends on one’s race and community? 

Sri Lanka consented to install a hybrid Inquiry Panel before the world body. Now they refuse to abide by their promise and undertaking. This would point out to the world the manner in which our successive governments for 70 years have deceived and fooled our Tamil people. 

Still steadfast in their Mahawansa oriented perception the Sinhalese politicians consider the Mullivaikal debacle as the end of a Tamil – Sinhala war. That is why commemorative victory festivals are held in the South during this period. 

We have no paucity for Sinhala politicians who consider any offence committed against the Tamils by a Soldier is no offence at all. 

This is why we have been agitating that further extensions of time should not be granted to the Sri Lankan Government by the International Community to fulfill their obligations. They never would. Giving time would not make any difference. 

I like to refer to what the Commissioner said at the UN Human Rights’ sessions the other day. He asked “to explore other avenues including the application of universal jurisdiction, that could foster accountability.” May I join the Commissioner in making the said request of the International Community? 

No country chases their citizens to the street and usurp their habitations for their Armed Forces. It is exactly this that is happening in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Our people are agitating and demonstrating and protesting for years on the  streets. But their habitations have been seized by force by the Military and they have set up Buddhist places of worship, set up Agricultural Farms, Sea Resources farms, Holiday Resorts etc and continuing to occupy them.

Having handed over their loved ones to the Army our people are yet to be told the fate of such persons. These relatives have now continued for years to demonstrate and protest in front of  Army Camps. The Government just ignores their plight. The Southern media fail to publicize their protests. 

Those arrested under the PTA continue to be remanded for years without any prosecution. The Government under took to withdraw the PTA. But upto date it has not.

The Wanni area has become the citadel for Sinhala colonization. Specially in this Mullaitivu District both land and sea have been seized by force by the Armed Forces. 

When releasing the Peoples’ lands to them the Army obtains huge sums of money from the government given out of the funds earmarked for resettlement. We do not understand the logic behind this move. Money was apportioned by the International Community and the Sri Lankan government for resettlement of our people. How could such money be paid to the Armed Forces? The Armed Forces were not invited by us. They did not camp themselves here at our request. On the war coming to an end they should have withdrawn from the North and East. They usurped our lands and forcibly occupied them. They used all the resources and income from such lands themselves  so far. When they are finally asked to hand over the lands to our people the Army demands compensation. And they are paid out of money earmarked for the resettlement of our people. The people are not interested in paying compensation for those who deprived them of their lands and enjoyed all resources, income and benefits from their lands.  The Government has lost sight of the fact that such money belong to our people. We are wondering if the request of the Government under pressure from the International Community to hand back Peoples’ lands have been turned down by the Army, and as a sop to get around the Army, the Government is using our money to pay bribes  to get them out of our lands. 

This is the present state of affairs in the North and East. 

Any person who is familiar with the history of this Island during the last 70 years are aware that without pressure from the International Community or internal political pressure no government is prepared to tread the path of progress towards a political solution for the National Question. 

I make bold to call upon the International Community on this occasion to resolve to give political pressure upon our Sri Lankan Government to coax them to fulfill their obligations. The International Community must realize nine years after the war had ended the successive Sri Lankan Governments have continued to keep a determinable group of people, the Tamils under their military control in their area’ of historical habitation. 

My beloved people! 

Let us not continue to be pawns in the hands of scheming individuals or institutions. Let us agitate in a systematic, organized way for Justice for our affected people. Let us move forward together to reach our political objectives. I make this request of you on this emotive day.  

Let us identify ourselves as a determinable group of people, the Tamil People, who were subjected to genocide in this 21st century where human civilization has reached great heights.

I wish to move a few resolutions and expect all of you to support them. They are – 

1. From this year onwards every 18th of May in the coming years must be identified as Tamil genocide day.

2. The International Community without delay should set up an International strategic mechanism to ensure justice for the people affected. 

3. As a group of people who have faced institutional genocide, the International Community must come forward to assure us a sustainable political settlement based on our sovereignty, our homelands and our individuality. 

4. Considering the suffering undergone by our community let the International Community identify our suffering as mass disaster situation and arrange the necessary infrastructures to rehabilitate our people by directly helping us. 

5. It is our desire that the Armed Forces must withdraw from our areas of traditional habitation. The latest ruse adopted is that the Armed Forces have come forward to shower some facilities and benefits on our people in order to continue to occupy our areas. Let us beware of Trojan gifts.

6. Next year it would be the Tenth anniversary since brutal massacre at Mullivaikal. Let us dedicate 18th of May every year as a day of Mourning and as a symbol of our Unity. Let us resolve that in the coming years we would bring all interest groups among us together, appoint an appropriate committee devoid of political party affiliations and regional considerations to organize an appropriate Day of Remembrance on 18th May in the coming years.

Let us pray for peace to the souls of all those who died in Mullivaikal nine years ago. 

We condole this day with the relatives of all who lost their dear ones! 

May our prayers and sentiments soothen the affected hearts of those who are in grief and pain. 

With a heavy heart I depart.

*Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, Chief Minister – Northern Province  

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    The Mullivaikal commemoration is about the dead.

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      It has nothing to do with the dead…..it is LTTE

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        Sachooooooooooooo

        “It has nothing to do with the dead…..it is LTTE”

        Could be true for walking/typing brain dead.

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      K.K.Pillai,

      Then choose another day. May 18th is about the celebration of the victory over tyrannical fascist dictator.

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      There are elements of truth in all these angry posts. Mullivaikal would not be about the LTTE at all, and would ONLY be about the dead if the Government had more than one brain cell. Why did they not make it a national (not a Tamil only) commemoration? Why were there no Sinhalese, no monks present to mourn will the Tamil people? There will always be hurt and resentment as long as the ‘them and us’ attitude prevails. The Government is too blind and stupid to see this.

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    Ah, take it easy

    Vig is energizing the battery to stay some more years in politics.

    Tamil comrades, we take pity on you,

    Your new generation is being brainwashed.

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      Dont forget that sinhala community have been brain washed with mahawamsa mythical story..

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        Attempts to make mahwamsa a myth will never be successful.

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          “Attempts to make Mahawamsa a myth will never be successful” – absolutely right. Very soon it will be proved that you can have a human progeny by fertilizing sperm from a male lion with egg of a human female. Genetic manipulation will be done on Sinhalese to demonstrate that they are of Aryan ancestry. Technology will develop so that man can fly without using a flying machine, as what Buddha did.

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    Champa.

    The Jaya-Sri Maha Bodhi and Dalada Maligawa bombings were the handiwork of the LTTE.
    Interestingly, both attacks were carried by Karuna and his men.Karuna also went on to massacre more than 600 policemen even after they surrendered[ on the orders of President Premadasa ] in 1990! The Maligawa bombing was during CBKs Presidency.
    The irony is that this serial killer was subsequently the darling of the Rajapakse clan simply because he betrayed the LTTE, LEADING TO THEIR TOTAL DESTRUCTION.
    Mullivaikal, I believe is to remember all those civilians who were caught between Govt: Fire and LTTE fire.Those unfortunate civilians were caught between Scylla and Charybdis!

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      Pygmalion
      MR has used one LTTE terrorist (Karuna) to end the entire terrorist outfit along with its leader. According to the history Karaiyars and Mukkuvars had always been against each other. Mahinda took Karuna out from the jungle and put to “good use.” The information he shared with the Army was instrumental in destroying specific targets.
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      The role played by Karuna is only 1% to end the war. It was the ruthless determination and extraordinary valour displayed by our war heroes which destroyed Prabhakaran and his terrorist outfit.
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      Sinhalese will never forgive LTTE for bombing Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and the Temple of Tooth Relic.

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    Native Vedda: Thank you. All what you said to me in your reply are returned with my compliments. You may chose to “HIDE” those in your closet ; but I know the readers would by now know where all those are. In METTA. Peace and Happiness be with you.

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      Douglas Man

      “All what you said to me in your reply are returned with my compliments.”

      Do you think you are the awakened one and I am the Akkosa? There is something you forgot. Buddha didn’t accept what was given to him by Akkosa.

      I do not carry any baggage with me hence I live in peace, have unconditional love for everyone including you, KASmaalam, somass, …………….. . and affectionate towards all men/women who consider me as their arch enemy.

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    BACK OFF Wigneshwaran, “MAY 18” not a day for cowards-weaklings-fake-mourners and faint-hearts.
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    “MAY 18” is the Day of celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, sacrifice and patriotism of our brave war heroes !!!

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    Vigneswaran is a surrogate of remnant LTTE. If the Tamils and Muslims in North and East have to live peacefully in Sri Lanka, he should be kicked out of politics at all cost.

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      upcountry Tamil

      What is your real name? is it Sinhala pakeya ?

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        Pirabark! I am a Tamil, true Upcountry Tamil with a heart, not with blood on my hand and definitely not a LTTE surrogate. What Wigneswaran is trying to do will end up in another massacre of innocent Tamils.

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          IF you came to Sinhale to be Tamil, you better leave to where came from. Because, we sinhala people need our country too.

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    What yours Political Objectives ?????????????
    Wiggie, kindly spell them out……………

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    Champa.

    You are contradicting yourself!
    If you say MR has used one LTTE terrorist[Karuna] to end the entire terrorist outfit along with its leader how could it be that it is only1% to end the War?

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      Pgymalion
      Yout got it wrong. His contribution was only 1% and that 1% was instrumental to destroy the entire terrorist outfit and its leader as our Army used that 1% to end the rest 99% with their extraordinary courage and ruthless determination.

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    Native Vedda: Good and heartening to know, you are a “Buddha”. We already have one such like you, a “Samanthabadra” sitting on a “Throne” and “Preaching” , Dhamma”. Perhaps you should be named “Alakeshwara”. With Greetings for a good life in line with “Samanthabadra”. Period.

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    Lets us all get one thing correct. Its Sinhala only rule that resulted in the creation of LTTE supported by India. However, this could and should have been settled in a democratic way, but unfortunately Prabaharan decided to eliminate all his opposition and keep on fighting. At the end many poor Tamils got killed, at least 50% of those who got killed were upcountry Tamils who settled down in the North and East due to communal riots created by the Sinhalese. All those rich and educated Tamils and LTTE fighters who could find money to pay the smugglers from North and East left the country . Their children, most of whom do not even read or right Tamil (but may speak Tamil) do not care about what happens in the North or East SL. At least 90% of those who left SL are not going to come back to SL but they are conducting campaigns and elections seeking separation of North and East. How stupid it is for those who do not have SL Citizenship to vote on separation? They are the ones who are today politically strong in their new country of residency who are promoting separation mostly in order for their own selfish benefit, which may include collecting money which they play out. At the end of the day people like Wigneswaran are using the poor in the North as pawns to be in politics who is supported by the LTTE remnants I mentioned earlier and some old separatists who are in politics. If we pause and ask for what benefit, we will definitely come to the decision that its the foolish nationalists of the South and the LTTE surrogates in the North who are hell bent on creating trouble for the poor citizens for their own personal benefits. Its time we all become Sri Lankans and not be divided by our language differences and create a country where every citizen has equal rights and peace.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      You are no Up country or any Tamil but a Sinhalese racist trying to pose off as a Tamil .Can seen your pro Sinhala Buddhist anti Tamil bias oozing out. It does not matter what sort of Tamil died Indian origin or Indigenous but Tamil civilians were deliberately targeted and killed by the then Rajapakse government and the Sinhalese armed forces in their thousands. It will not be below 40000 ( as the UN estimate is very conservative and they have made it deliberately low , in order to hide their part in not doing anything to prevent genocide). It will be around 70000 -145000 , as around 145000 people are still unaccounted for. No Tamil, Indian or Sri Lankan is going to differentiate between Indian origin or Indigenous Tamil, to us they are all Tamil sisters and brothers who were deliberately targeted by a racist genocidal government and armed forces egged on by a largely racist Sinhalese population to kill and commit genocide on the pretext of fighting the LTTE. Indian origin estate Tamils did flee to the Vanni for refugee but they were still a microscopic minority. 93% of the population living in these regions were indigenous Eelam Tamils. Hindu or Christian and they were deliberately targeted for genocide and large scale ethnic cleansing., in order to empty the Tamil Vanni of its Tamil population for future Sinhalese settlement. All this talk about what type of Tamils died is irrelevant and deliberately done deliberately by a pretend Tamil to muddy waters and what has the Tamil Diaspora who were forced to flee their land got to do with this genocide. Why were they responsible for this? Again another attempt to muddy the waters and divert attention. Who cares what language they speak even the Sinhalese diaspora now do not speak Sinhalese , that does not seem to be an issue to you .

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        Sharma, what about all the children whom Prabaharan forced to fight and who got killed. You should not blame the SL armed forces but Prabaharan and LTTE. Accept the truth pls.

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      Upcountry Tamil,

      Then what about 50-50 representation? What about the opposition to the universal franchise?

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    Dear Wiggie

    Do you want 2 more generations of Tamils in Sri Lanka to be sacrificed at the altars of greed, fake nationalism, ignorance and fascism?

    If not, please STOP.

    Leave the governing to more level-headed, practical and humanists among your people. You are not it. You have accomplished zilch in lifting up the down-trodden in the north and east. Your venom is far too toxic; it is only matched by your hypocrisy – living a comfortable life in Colombo, attending Royal College, marrying your children to sinhalese, and then advocating for matrimonial apartheid, racism and the welfare of the down trodden.

    Guru Brahma will not help you, you deceitful and duplicitous man.

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    Are we fighting a loosing battle. According Buddhism birth is to suffer. Buddhists ultimate goal should be to end suffering not to be born again. If we all follow Buddhas words to the very letter sinhala Buddhists should vanish from earth sooner than later. Then the ethnic problem will be solved.

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    As adviced by the High Commissioner for United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein the attempts to explore other avenues to foster including the application of universal jurisdiction to prosecute alleged war criminals: will continue. Attempts made to bring Jagath Dias, Jagath Jayasuriya. On August 28, 2017, human rights groups in South America filed war crimes lawsuits against the Jayasuriya who on 29 August 2017, fled back to Sri Lanka. According to Ms Sooka of ITJP, “He was tipped off, and he skipped from Brazil. It was a close call.
    At the end of the day, it will be geopolitics that will decide whether alleged war criminal will or will not face trial. Should Colombo continue as it currently does, there are good chances of alleged war criminals facing trial.
    ttps://thediplomat.com/2018/05/can-the-application-of-universal-jurisdiction-foster-accountability-in-sri-lanka/

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      Mr. Pararajasingham,

      I read the Diplomat article you have linked to. You refer to the case against Mahinda Rajapaksa in Australia while he was still the President. In such cases, it is common practice for governments to intervene and enforce the doctrine and diplomatic immunity. Similar cases were filed in US courts with the same results.

      But what remains unclear to me is that, now the Rajapaksas no longer enjoy significant power, and does diplomatic immunity apply retroactively? There have been some successful cases filed against dictators and criminal leaders of African countries who sought to retire in the US . Those seeking justice and accountability should revisit the issue of bringing cases against MR/GR/BR internationally. Given GR and BR are US citizens, I don’t think it requires universal jurisdiction.

      The case of the Trinco-5 in which Dr. Manoharan was willing to testify is a good case against GR. In others cases, witnesses and victims in Sri Lanka may testify via Skype. No need for lawyers who charge high fees. Any average lawyer, including expatriate Tamil lawyers, can do it, as long as they read the relevant statutes clearly. Various Tamil groups can seek ITJP’s assistance to do it.

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    Sinhalese trying to deny the racism, discriminatory policies , that all Sinhalese led governments practised on all the island’s Tamils both Indian origin and Indigenous , that finally led to the genocide and horrible war crimes in May 2009 , conveniently try to blame it on the LTTE. The LTTE was not there during the first 30 years after independence when all this started with making over a million Indian origin estate Tamils stateless after living in the country for around 100=150 years then and earning most of the island’s foreign exchange at that time. The LTTE was not there when language, education, employment discrimination against Tamils began and large scale ethnic cleansing and colonisation of ancient Tamil lands by Sinhalese began, especially in the east. The LTTE was not there when standardisation of marks for university entrance began in the 1970s to deny Tamil students higher education. The LTTE was not the cause of the island’s Tamil population that was around 30% at the time of independence now reduced to 16% within 60 years from independence. This is due to state sponsored Sinhalese racism and genocide. Denying a people their language rights , employment, education,. stealing their lands through force, making a million of them stateless and forcibly deporting them to a strange land, chasing another one million of them to the west through state sponsored violence and discrimination, reducing their percentage from 30% to 16% within 60 years and finally deliberately killing around 145000 of them in May 2009 under the pretext of fighting with the LTTE is definitely genocide and a war crime. There is no other word for it. The LTTE is a child of Sinhalese racism. The LTTTE is dead and gone, now nine years but state sponsored Sinhalese racism still thrives and has become stronger. Proving that it is the LTTE that was not the problem but the Sinhalese people ,their politicians religious leaders and establishment.

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      Hello Mr Sharama, I am just fact checking with you regard to our fellow citizens the estates folks……my understanding of the Ceylon government decision to return some of the folks back to India was only limited to those Brought work in Ceylon “within 10 years” at that time? This did not include the older generation and their children born in Ceylon etc. However I do know the folks who were allowed to stay quite rightfully the generations served the nation who’s home is indeed Ceylon did not get their paperwork sorted to reflect the nationality etc until much later??
      Therefore kindly share if this “10 year limit” for removal from Ceylon the workers in this category as the general president set in many countries too at that time is illegal so the locally unemployed population can get their opportunity to find work? On moral ground I agree is inhuman to send anyone home to date when they want to be somewhere else however the realities for the governments are different correct?…….The subsequent Indian governments did facilitate this event however cruel this was as the locals needed opportunity? Or do you think the interior motive was different then too that is if I am correct in my facts above?. Kindly help me learn this part please.

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        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceylon_Citizenship_Act

        The Indian origin Tamil population by this act was halved but the original intention was to forcibly return 90% of them back to India but later Indian governments abrogated this fact and Sri Lanka with no other option was forced to grant citizenship to the Indian origin Tamil population that remained in the island. The irony is the ancestors of around 50% of the present Sinhalese population only arrived a century or two earlier from South India( 90% or more from the Tamil areas) some even later.. Just because their descendants now called themselves Sinhalese Buddhist or Catholic they were spared. It is the same with the so called Sri Lankan Moors . This was all planned by the Sinhalese politicians and elite before independence . Act number one make the Indian origin estate Tamils stateless without any rights part two either forcibly Sinhalise the indigenous Tamils , like what happened along the north west coast or make life hell for them . Deny them language , education employment rights and forcibly steal their lands by using force and all the state’s resources to send thousands of Sinhalese to colonist their lands, making them a voiceless minority in their own lands. We can now see that in the east. Very soon in the north too. This is why the armed forces are still stationed there in their thousands holding onto thousands of acres of private Tamil lands Building Budda statues and Viharas everywhere.

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          Dear Mr Sharma, Thank you. Is this inline with all our fellow citizens who were refugees in India for 30+years and confined to camps? Were they able to get Permanent Residency and Indian citizenship as their preference as the have also gone pass generations waiting for a day they can return home? If this was not the case and why? I know they were looked after well by the Indian State government with empathy but just want to know this part as I have no knowledge on this aspect. There suffering/yearning few miles across the water away from their beloved country was the least discussed topic to date.

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          What’s your point? 100% of what goes into making of a Tamil is a product of Tamil Nadu. Not surprisingly when the Tamils come to the Sinhalese island they lose it and become Sinhalese, except in the areas where the Tamils have ethnically cleansed the Sinhalese.

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            Punchi Brain,

            What’s your point? 90% of what goes into making of a Sinhalese is a product of Tamil Nadu and Kerela. Not surprisingly when the low caste Tamils came to the South of the island, they got converted to Buddhism and became Sinhalese to hide their Dalit (untouchable) caste. This can be proved historically (read most of the erudite Sinhala historians/scholars like Dr. Paul E. Pieris, Prof. K.M. de Silva, Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere, and so on) and it can also be proved biologically (genetic studies). On the other hand, Ceylon Tamils and Veddas are original natives of the island.

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              So you’re point is Sinhalese are a product of Tamils and Keralites. So invaders from TN should be allowed to come here and colonise

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                “invaders from TN should be allowed to come here and colonise”

                There are NO invaders from TN, it is only a Myth created by the Mahavihara Buddhist Monks to protect Buddhism. They branded the Native Saivate Tamil Kings as invaders just because they were non-Buddhists.

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    RSSS.

    There was a commentator sometime back on the CT, with the pseudonym off the cuff[ He or She does not comment any longer] who in a debate with me tried to justify the Presence of the SLA in the North,particularly in Jaffna,on the lines that it was to meet any threat from Tamil Nadu!!!

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    Dear All
    With regard to the final phase of the war and loss of life I ask the following…..my understanding is that our ex President MR try to invite LTTE to the table several time earlier prior to the final onslaught got underway perhaps even a year so earlier? The Norwegians tried this too at much later stage such human suffering could be avoided. Then the “foreign involvement” helped the GOSL to complete the war as we know today with the predicted and now well known consequences? Apart from the decisions by the LTTE/GOSL “may” have led to the final carnage how then the Countries who supported the eradication of LTTE equally be free from Hague?? My point is NPC stand on war crime and the subsequent accusation of SAF is far too “generalised” and “diluted” version when it comes to the “participants” and therefore justice is already lost? This narrative I think will put both the Sinhalese and Tamils people of Sri Lanka “generalised unfairly” further graving the “peace and reconciliations” impossible? Who is doing the benefit analyses on this action on behalf of the citizens of Lanka? If so what are we doing about the rest of the elements who were party to the same event? In addition to the final event further looking back historically the players who brought us to this stage in the name of assistance to solve their insecurities/agendas/manifestos? I am very troubled by the hate exchange even in the CT comments tells me why we are starved of “trust and understanding” even after such a horror of a rape of our nation has gone through?? Specially after we establishd the geo political game that clearly contributed to a pathetic situation we already had? wake up Sri Lanka.

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    Maybe we can ask all those foreign countries armed and trained our children from day one and then the SAF thereafter as well all those countries who allowed the hard earned cash of the refugees/foreign workers to find their way towards not buying a great future for Sri Lanka rather the arms and ammunitions and land mines mimed and killed “Mother Lankans Children” to pay off the countries debt so we can start all over? thesis the one and only political objective requires priority will bring all our people together for a stainable future. Many other countries in this same old situation will look unto us for “thinking out of the box” such our children are not sacrificed any longer and we learned something from the bad experience of “creating the problems” as well as “offering incorrect solutions” too. If you do not believe me try helping those countries with the same help and see if they accept them as a solutions to their problems?

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    “Douglas Devananda and the army forced people going about the streets in Jaffna town to sign a statement that nothing happened in Mullivaykal”-Why didn’t you condemn this in the UTHR reports? Didnt you go to Douglas Devananda and begged for the VC post having known the “forced signature” in Jaffna town? How do you substantiate your claim? UTHR? Do you still believe the stories and the lies of the UTHR after the “killing “ of Thayapararaja?

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      Dera Saran
      If you ask me how I substantiate the claim of a specific part of what I have written then I have a duty to share? at the moment I am not sure what part you asking me to substantiate?
      Then dropping something on to me for whatever reason and asking the question I can not follow in fact this further muddies the water? With all due respect all I can say is whatever you have said happened then is wrong and will take this additional information for my knowledge.
      I like to see “scope of the investigation” during the “war crimes investigations” need to look at all what took place for the entire duration from 70′ say the least a holistic approach to “problem solving’. This will identify the culture that exists in the International arena which is being repeated is to arm everyone in all the countries who want to fight with impunity when the same players with all their powers could have played a different role to stop human right abuses in Sri Lanka since independence for example.
      At the moment our countries debt is a serious problem and this hangs over us like an executioners rope than all else and there is a case against all those fed arms/facilitated war also accountable for what took place and where we are today. If we do the same to those countries ie sell arms or take their children and arm them to solve their problem it is considered as state sponsored terrorism and quite rightfully so is a sin. We have to seek compensation from all those countries who have played that role from day one is my only point and that should help us immensely is my point for peace.

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    There’s a simple solution to the problem – Tamils who are not happy living here get relocated back to Tamil Nadu. Wigneswaran can be one of the first to go back home and leave Sri Lanka to Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims and all others who want to make this country into a peaceful and prosperous place, where everyone is happy and do not waste time talking ethnic politics but do productive things which will give personal happiness and a happy and peaceful country. Enough Tamil made stories about killings, genocide, discriminations and more stories about killing and killing … this storytelling will never end. The ones who have suffered most and lost most are the Sinhalese. Tamils have forcefully taken possession of half of the Sinhalese island and as if that was not enough Tamils are trying to claim the cultural and historical heritage of the Sinhalese and not stopping even there they are accusing the Sinhalese of all sorts of made up exaggerated crimes. This has got to stop. Tamils who are not happy here should stop harassing the Sinhalese and go back to Tamilnadu. We need to progress as a country and one people of mother Lanka, without these nonsense Tamil sob stories. If there is a problem we can solve it, but the Tamils manufacture problems and will never let the Sinhalese be. Even if a separate state for the Tamils is made here, the Tamils will manufacture sob stories about Sinhalese killing them. Please somebody the UN or whatever, help the Sinhalese and Sri Lanka and get the Tamils who are not happy here back to Tamil Nadu.

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      Punchi Brain,

      Lanka was the country of the Veddas (Yakka) and the Tamils (Naga). It was invaded by Kallathoni Vijay and his men who came in a boat from Hindusthan (note that Kallathoni is a Tamil word for illegal immigrants from Hindustan). Today, the Hindustan invader kallathoni Vijay’s descendants are calling themselves Sinhalese. Vijay’s people (Sinhalese) came from Hindustan and Buddhism also came from Hindustan.

      It is useless telling the native Tamils of the island (Nagas) to go to Tamil Nadu or the Kallathoni Sinhalese to go back to Hindustan. Such stupid calls coming from your Punchi Brain will NEVER happen in reality. The simple solution is Autonomy (solve the issue).

      Just because the Sinhalese (majority of them are South Indian low caste migrants who got converted to Buddhism/Sinhala) became a majority, right from independence they had been trying to control the native Ceylon Tamils but they cannot. At independence in 1948 Sri Lanka was the second best economy in Asia, today we are one of the worst. See how much the country has lost due to the Sinhala idiocy, it is a curse.

      Due to their foolishness, the majority Sinhalese are keeping Sri Lanka as a poor begging third world pariah state forever with continuous Tamil uprising which means political instability, economic shrinkage/crisis and international interference (India, UK, US, EU, UN, etc.) forever.

      Don’t worry, if you push the Tamils down the pallam, they will pull the Sinhalese also along with them. When there is no peace for Tamils, there won’t be any peace for the Sinhalese either. If you Sinhalese deprive the Tamil rights, they also will continue to suffer along with the Tamils. If the Sinhalese do not solve the Tamil issue, do not expect the Tamils to keep quite. The history will continue to repeat until the issue is solved. The Sinhalese must understand this basic law.

      No world power (including UN) will support the genocidal majority, they will only support the underdog (minority). So stop crying!

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        Since when did Naga’s became Tamil

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          Sachooooooooooooooooooooooooo

          “Since when did Naga’s became Tamil”

          Long before Sinhalese and Buddhists became Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist Ghetto Dwellers.

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            It can’t be. Tamil is a very recent recent identity. It was the Sinhalese who started to use the word Tamil when referring to vandalizers.

            It is Tamil mytho mania which thought Nagas are Tamil

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    You can talk all these rubbish next 18 months.
    we will see after that.

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    As Wigneswaran says, every 18th of May should be declared as Tamil genocide day.

    The entire world is aware of the Tamil genocide, war crimes, human rights abuse and crimes against humanity that took place in Sri Lanka during the final stage of the internal war between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. Only a pariah state like SL and some imbecilic morons will want to celebrate a civil war victory, otherwise who in his/her right mind wants to celebrate war victory after a civil war involving its own people/citizens.

    Only the Anti-Tamil dumb racists masquerading as ultra-nationalists/Sinhala patriots among the majority Sinhala-Buddhists will call the Tamil Genocide Day as the Sinhala Victory Day after killing tens of thousands of its own citizen. By calling it a Victory Day and celebrating the war victory is nothing but hurting the feelings of the innocent Tamils of North who have already lost their loved ones (innocent children, women, old people and so on) and undergone immense trauma due to the genocidal war and harassment by the Sinhalese is not only against national unity but also humanitarianism.

    It is not the matter of winning a domestic civil war and celebrating it, the real issue is what created the war and why, how much destruction it caused in terms of men (human lives), material (property), and money (country’s wealth) and how to avoid it from happening again in the future. The biggest challenge for Sri Lanka is how to make the foolish Sinhalese to think and analyze our past effectively in order to build a brighter future. However, Sri Lanka is still going on the reverse gear, sinking into untold misery, innocently immersed in perverted and foolish beliefs and actions that is preventing the Sinhalese in not only giving the Tamils their rights but also hindering the reconciliation process.

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    <The solution: If Think thinks that the Sinhalese are foolish, he has got another think coming. We may be foolish but not foolish enough to believe in the Utopia that Tamils like Think are offering us. I firmly believe that it is impossible to reconcile with them. We have been having this conflict for thousands of years and let us continue for a few more thousands of years.

    At least it allows us to get rid of these pests in batches, either by (no it is not nice to mention that here) or making them leave in large numbers to Western countries. That is why we need Gota and Gnanasara for the next stage.

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