24 September, 2020

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National Flag Controversy: “I Did Not Attend Any Independence Day Celebrations Since Late 50s” Says Wiggie

“Since I participated as a Senior Cadet at Royal in late 1950s at the Independence Day’ Parade at Galle Face I did not thereafter attend any Independence Day Celebrations up to date. Though invited every year while I was a Judge I did not participate. My resentment centred around the fact that though the Country received its Independence from the British in 1948 we the Tamils have not received freedom from Sinhala hegemony which was set up post – Independence after the Britishers left,” says the Northern Province Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran.

Responding to the controversy over Northern Province Education Minister refusing to hoist the National Flag he said:

Wigneswaran

“A National flag represents or symbolizes the people of a Country. Citizens may have their own differences inter se. Political parties may have their differences. But we must not use such differences of opinion to show disrespect to the people. But I might say I have myself undergone the same political reservations or resentment as the Hon’ Education Minister himself has due to the hegemonic attitude of successive Sri Lankan Governments.

“Since I participated as a Senior Cadet at Royal in late 1950s at the Independence Day’ Parade at Galle Face I did not thereafter attend any Independence Day Celebrations up to date. Though invited every year while I was a Judge I did not participate. My resentment centred around the fact that though the Country received its Independence from the British in 1948 we the Tamils have not received freedom from Sinhala hegemony which was set up post – Independence after the Britishers left.

“In 2015 when Hon’ Sambandan preferred to show his good will to the Sinhalese by attending that year’s Independence Day celebrations I excused myself. Rightly Hon’ Mano Ganesan has asked what benefits has Hon’ Sambandan achieved due to his goodwill, from the Good Governance Government. I have thus shown my resentment to Sinhala hegemony in my own way.

“Nevertheless as Chief Minister I have been hoisting the National Flag and showing my respect to the people. I have also stood at attention when the National Anthem is sung. I openly welcomed the singing of the National Anthem in my mother tongue sometime ago.

“Therefore one should realize that our resentment to Sinhala domination from 1948 has taken different forms. Hon’ Education Minister has shown his resentment in one way and I have been showing mine in another way.

“I do respect the feelings of the Education Minister. But I regret that his resentment has taken a form which is derisive of the people. Hon’ Minister could have shown his disappointment to Sinhala hegemony in some other way.

“Without giving adequate recognition to the original inhabitants of this Island and their religion our National flag gives undue importance to the Sinhalese and to Buddhism. This is the reason for the resentment of the Hon’ Education Minister. After all that is true. The Tamil speaking are the majority community in the North and East and they existed from pre Buddhistic times. Thus the negative feelings of the Hon’ Minister are understandable.

“I am told in the USA the burning of the National flag is considered as a democratic right of its citizens. They do not take into custody and punish those who indulge in such activities.

“Hence I would appeal to Hon’ Dr. Sarveswaran to show his resentment to Sinhala majoritarian hegemony in some other way rather than by such refusal to unfurl the National flag. But I do not think his conduct needs any further action on our part.

“This is an occasion, God sent, for our Sinhalese brethren to understand the hidden negative feelings among us Tamils embedded in our hearts for so long. We do not like to hurt our Sinhalese bretheren. But our reservations are nevertheless true and are real.   

“A Minister in Parliament has asked how powers could be granted to the Northern Province when an Hon’ Minister has disregarded the National flag. The Hon’ Central Minister should try to understand the reasons for the reaction of an Hon’ Minster of the Northern Province. Having committed wrongs which attracted appropriate reactions from those affected, the Sinhala politicians must realize their folly before making such silly statements. Let me explain myself.

“Firstly it is ridiculous for the Hon’ Minister to believe that it is the Sinhala politicians who have the legal right to grant powers to the Minorities. Such a state of affairs have come to pass in this Island consequent to the Sinhalese politicians deceiving both the British as well as the Tamils during the time of Independence. Having obtained control of the governmental machinery through Territorial Representation, consequent to deception committed on the Tamils the Sinhalese politicians have continued to tighten their strangle hold on the administrative and the political processes to use such position to violently deal with the minorities. The Law does not expect a majority community to discriminate against minorities and help pass Laws congenial to the majority community. It Switzerland they give concessions to minorities not given to the majority community. Here there is open discrimination in education, employment in Government Sector, economic development and in many other fields.

“When Tamil Leaders showed their disapproval to the Sinhala Only Act they were thrown into the Beira Lake. Violence started there against minority protests. Keeping the Armed Forces continuously for eight years now in the Northern and Eastern Province is violence. It is done much against our wishes.

“So having indulged in violent acts against the Tamils Hon’ Minister is trying to pass the blame on to us.

“Secondly the Hon’ Minister must realize that peaceful demonstration of any sort against something discriminatory is a democratic right. It is the wrongs perpetrated by the Sinhalese Politicians which have made us react to their discriminative actions. If the Hon’ Minister says “We shall not grant powers to you if you react against the wrongs perpetrated by us” that is again violence. The Hon’ Minister is trying to indulge in violence by making such statements.

“Thirdly our Minister must realize that rights and powers are granted in terms of the Law not according to the whims and fancies of violently oriented politicians.

“Fourthly the Hon’ Minister has the temerity to utter such threats, having been a party to keeping the Armed forces continually for eight years in the North and East since the end of the war. To continue to keep the Tamils of the North and East under bondage seems to be his real intention. That is why he says we will not give powers to the North and East if they protest.

“Let the Hon’ Minister first try to empathise with our Education Minister; let him realize that the Hon’ Education Minister is reacting to what the Sinhalese politicians have earlier done, most of whom had been kinsmen or friends of the Hon’ Minister.

“If the Hon’ Minister continues to utter such threats to us, he must realize he is perpetrating violence. Let not the Hon’ Minister pursue nor perpetrate violence.”  

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    Real Tamil man….hoooray…..I will never bow down sinhala modayas…..they looters, corrupt …..rathala & govigamas real rascals…..

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      Then why don’t you leave our country and settle in Tamilnadu?

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        The Tamils of Tamilnadu accept and Fly the National Flag of India, while having their own! Why can’t Sri Lankan Tamils accept the National Flag of Sri Lanka, while having their own for Local Jaffna events?

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          Hamlet the national flag of India is nondescript keeping in line with secular state concept and is therefore equal to everyone irrespective of race or religious differences. In fact the emblem at the centre is Asoka Chakra even though the number of Buddhists in the country is very minimal. In contrast Srilanka flag smacks of Sinhala hegemony with Kandyan flag adopted as national flag and when minorities complained Orange and green stripes were added. In Indian flag the three colours are of equal size while in Srilanka flag they are not, signifying Sinhala supremacy. Subsequently Bo leaves were added to the flag to please Buddhists. This is the reason why Tamils are objecting to the flag and want it redesigned. Look at the Union Jack which is a mixture of English, Scottish and Irish flags and this example could be followed. To thrust the flag of Kandyan Kingdom on Tamils who had their own flag prior to Portuguese conquest was an act of aggression. If Sinhalese were reasonable they could have incorporated the flags of all three kingdoms into national flag which they failed to do and when pointed out about the inequality reused to change. So if you are really serious about reconciliation you have to take steps to remedy this and design a flag with equal colours devoid of any signs of bias which will be accepted to all.

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            Show us the evidence that Tamils had a separate flag before Portuguese?

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            Dr. Gnana,
            Ther are no ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, the ones who identify themselves as Tamils are actually Malabaris.

            So called Tamils’ demands are based on lies,myths and fantacies that their masters fed them with.

            Nothern and Eastern provinces were parts of Kandiyan kingdom.-

            REMEMBER, Sri Lanka (or Sinhalé) is the country of Sinhalese, same as Tamil Nadu is/should be the country of Tamils.

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              Johnny Baby

              trying to be smart ass historian creates more myth/lies than substance with historical accuracy.

              If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. ———-Joseph Goebbels.

              Carry on lying.

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              Neither are there ethnic Sinhalese in Sri Lanka as they are originally descended from Tamil Yakkas who converted to Buddhism and later they largely mixed with low caste Tamil immigrants from South India. This is why Sinhalese Yakka love to do devil dance , kill burn loot rape and commit genocide. These lowly Buddhist Tamil Yakkas and low caste Indian Tamil immigrant Buddhist converts , were ruled by upper caste Indian Tamil aristocrats , Basically these are the Sinhalese. For your information until a few centuries ago the so called Malabaris were all Tamil ans speaking a Tamil dialect called Malayalama or Malabar Tamul.

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            Dr G S ; “…the National Flag of India is Nondescript…”
            I am sure India would take objection to that Statement! The Asoka Chakra was adopted by Dharmasoka, after he converted to Buddhism, on realizing the Suffering He was causing, by The Wars against His own people!
            The Buddha’s Teaching Advocates that All People are Valuable, and No One should be discriminated against, because of Race or Religion.
            Dharmasoka would have been saddened by the current agitation against the Taj Mahal and other Islamic Icons by Radicals of His Country!

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          The Indian flag respects everyone living in India and incorporates them. Very inclusive. Not like the Sri Lankan flag that is only Sinhalese Buddhist. Sinhalese never owned the entire island only the southern 2/3 . The north and east (1/3) of the island was always Tamil owned. Prior to the arrival of Buddhism, the entire island was Tamil Hindu. This why the king who converted to Buddhism had a Tamil Hindu father Mutta Sivan ( meaning the great of venerated Lord Siva)

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          Hamlet

          Good question.
          Please note Indian flag symbolises Asoka Chakra and not a horrible animal. The flag was created by a southerner and the committee which selected the flag comprised of many scholars representing various communities. It was created to represent “unity in diversity” not majoritarian hegemony.

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            NV- Why do you call Animals Horrible? Aren’t we all Animals?

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        Shenali, this country belongs to the Veddhas, some of whom are continuing to practice their way of life while others have either become Sinhalised or Tamilised. Therefore this country does not belong to you for you to ask Tamils to leave. There is geological and archaeological prof that the first settlers are Dravidians who were all originally Tamils. It is the view of Linguists that people in the world originally spoke Tamil or some form of Tamil, which is the case in Srilanka also. There are Tamil stone inscription discovered in Srilanka dating back to 2000 years while the earliest stone inscription in Sinhala is only 1300 years ago, signifying that the language used for communication and administration in ancient Srilanka was Tamil and not Sinhala. Genetic studies have proved that Sinhala race originated from Tamil race similar to the origin of Malayalam race. This shows that there is one ethnic group in Srilanka with sub-divisions – Sinhalised Tamils, Tamilised Tamils and Islamised Tamils. So please stop your nonsense based on Mahavamsa.

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          Dr GS
          You are absolutely wrong on the status of Sinhala,
          You claim that because Tamil stone inscriptions precede Sinhala ones Tamil was the language of administration and communication.
          Sanskrit lived without a script for more than a few millennia and dominated India.
          The Sinhalese used Pali and Sanskrit for all scholarly matters.
          Tamil interacted with Sinhala but was never the language of court, although its role was strong in the late Kandyan Kingdom. And there was no linguistic hostility.

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            SJ, you seem to be ignorant that according to international linguistic scholars, Tamil is the oldest language in the world, older than Sanskrit, and at one time everyone in the world spoke either Tamil or something similar to Tamil. When this has been declared, your boasting about Sanskrit is empty. The fact that Vijaya was able to communicate with Kuveni and his friends were able to communicate with brides from Pandyan Kingdom is because all of them spoke either Tamil or something similar to Tamil. In the Olympics held in London in 2012, the first language that was used to greet guests was Tamil followed by Sanskrit and others. When the world is giving due credit to Tamil, you are displaying your ignorance. Now they believe that even Sanskrit evolved from Tamil. Please read widely and update your knowledge. Ancient Srilanka is no exception and everyone in Srilanka spoke Tamil or something similar to Tamil. Sinhala language evolved from Tamil and Sanskrit within the last 2000 years similar to how Malayalam evolved from Tamil and Sanskrit. Since Sinhala uses a script similar to Malayalam, even Malayalam precedes Sinhala. It is only after Sinhala language came into use that the use of Tamil for communication and administration stopped in Srilanka. People in Kerala accept this transformation while Sinhala racists are denying the true history of Tamil presence.

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          According to your logic then the whole India should belong to the native Adivasi’s of India. So don’t try to spill BS here. There are documents that prove this island belong to Sinhalese and no one else like the 1815 agreement between Sinhalese and British. Are you going to deny that also? Even the legality is with the Sinhalese.

          There are no ancient Tamil stone inscriptions discovered . Those inscriptions are the common for the both Tamil and Sinhalese languages AFAIK. Nevertheless, as you rightly said; Sinhalese share more genes with Tamils and the evidence you put forth claiming Tamils lived in the island before Sinhalese were actually might belong to the ancestors of the Sinhalese.

          So, stop your nonsense based on Mahavansa like Sinhalese came from India.

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            Yes. But why have you conveniently forgotten the fact that that the Agreement of 1815 known as the Kandyan Convention between the British and the Tamil King of Kandy Rajasinha was signed in Tamil.
            In what language did Quveni speak to Vijaya?
            Did they make love in Sinhala?

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              Uthungan

              I think you should refrain from embarrassing Shenali, sach, Johnny baby, Nuisamce, ….. Please remember it is my job.

              You will not see Shenali in this forum inviting more embarrassment for the next few days.

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            Shenal “…According to your logic then the whole India should belong to the native Advasi……”

            the whole universe belongs to the mankind. It seem you are not part of it but still evolving…..

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            Dear Shenal,

            The Land of Native Veddah Aethho belongs to the Veddah Arthho, and they claimed it by waking 8.000 to 30,000 years ago when the sea levels were low during the last ice age. All the other Paras came by illegal boats, hora-oru, kalla-thoni,.

            The data show that except eddah Aethho, all others are Paras, Paradeshis, foreigners.

            The genetics of Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils are the same, and they came from their homeland India, about 2,500 to 3,000 year ago.

            The Popes could not make the Sun go around a stationary Earth, however much they tried., like burning astronomers scientists and philosophers.
            Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

            https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

            Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36 (2014)

            Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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            Shenali again I pity your ignorance. Srilanka was a contiguous landmass with Tamil Nadu 5,000 years ago. Veddhas who are the original people of Srilanka are genetically similar to Adhivasis of Tamil Nadu. In the two genetic studies done recently neither Tamils nor Sinhalese resembled the Veddhas genetically, but resemble South Indians. The genetic input from Veddhas in Sinhalese is 9% and in Tamils is 6%. So how can you say that Sinhalese are Bhumiputras of Srilanka and Tamils are not. Prior to the advent of Sinhala language, people used the same language which is Tamil or some form of Tamil Because Sinhala language evolved from Tamil with additions from Sanskrit and Pali, that the inscriptions found appears to be common for both Tamil and Sinhalese languages.

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          LOL who cares what Indian flag represents…..
          I am not a idealist and if anyone wants the national flag to be changed i am fine with it. But there is a method to do that. If the Tamils as a whole wants to change the national flag they can work towards it. But disrespecting the current national flag is a challenge to the state and should be considered as such.

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          I have asked you this question numerous times…what are those Tamil inscriptions dating back to 2000 years in SL?
          There is a separate series maintained by the archeological dept on ancient stone inscriptions since the days of the Brits…NO WHERE HAS ANYONE FOUND TAMIL INSCRIPTIONS DATING BACK TO 2000 years………….If anyone has found such a thing. please give a proper evidence…..

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            sach the greatest stupid this island ever produced.

            Tamils have claim for homeland – Prof S Pathmanathan
            29 March 2017
            Interviewed by Kelum Bandara
            Daily Mirror
            dailymirror.lk

            Hope you will take a well earned vacation from Colombo Telegraph.

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        Shenal, only if you leave this country and settle in Orissa. Can you do that?

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          Well my ancestors never came from Orissa. So no need to settle there? BTW who told you Sinhalese came from Orissa?

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            Shenali

            Of course your ancestors never came from Orissa however there are amble evidence they came from South India, before that from primates, and before that Eukarayota, and some of you still remain unicellular.

            It would take another billion years for you to evolve into homo sapiens.

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              SO? Those who founded Sinhalese civilisation came from South India…ok oko….so? And booom Sri Lanka is the Tamil homeland…is that what you are saying

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                sach the stupid

                There is no authentic Sinhala civilisation in this island. Its an admixture of North/South indian culture, religion, languages, art, Jataka stories, north Indian myth, essentially south Indian technology, ……………..

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                  Wiggie told in front of a Tamil audience, there is no community called Sinhalese, Sri Lanka is essentially a tamil country
                  In 1929 GG Ponna told in Navalapitiya there is no sinhala community but some mongrels of various races….
                  And so called Native vaddha tell us there is no sinhala civilization in the island…well Vaddha does not like to take a risk and expose himself so he insert the word ‘authentic’ in the beginning….
                  This is the problem in SL. Tamils driven by ethnic ego and tribalism do not like to recognize that Sinhalese are a unique civilization which made this island their homeland. Otherwise how can the Tamil tibals console with the fact there is NO tamil heritage in SL…..
                  Vaddha you know NOTHING about Sinhala civilization. There are NO authentic civilizations (by the way what do you mean by authentic civilisation?) in the world. Humans brought something from the preexisting civilizations the moment they started their journey from Africa. But humans build civilizations all over the world and some are still flourishing. Sinhala is one such civilisation, Tamil in TN is another….Go and read about Sinhala history, poetry, dance, flok dances, traditions, language, literature while you Tamils have NOTHING to show off in this island.

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                    sach

                    What is unique about Sinhala Civilisation that is not influenced by or copy of another?

                    Sinhalese = Mostly share their DNA with Tamil Nadu Tamils. The term Sinhala occurs for the first time in Sri Lankan sources in Dipavamsa (4-5 AD). However the Thiruparankundram inscriptions (1-2 AD or before) mentions Ila Householders. The term Ila is identified as denoting Sri Lanka.

                    Sinhala language = Pali + Sanskrit + Prakrit + Tamil + Portuguese + Dutch + English, ………………………

                    Religion = Hinduism + Saivaism + Budhism +

                    Caste = South Indian

                    Music = Hindustani + Baila + . Jana Kavi caste based + Pop + Rock + South Indian Cinema.

                    Tradesmen = Periodically imported from south India

                    Hydraulic civilisation = Initially South Indian had lot of input

                    Food = Kerala + Tamil Nadu + Portuguese + Dutch + Malay + Chinese….

                    Fashion = South Indian origin

                    ….
                    ….
                    ….
                    This is not the first time I have dealt with Sinhala Civilisation hope you will stop typing about things you have no idea.

                    I don’t thing you have read and grasped enough to discuss about Sinhala Civilisation.

                    The Sinhala Civilisation is just an extension of the mostly South Indian heritage.

                    Don’t waste your time nit picking to score unearned points.

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                      Go and find any Sinhalese from India. You hear a completely different language, a complete different set of culture. If Sinhalese are NOT unique why the hell then are you tribal tamils go on saying you are a different nation than Sinhalese. If Sinhalese are NOT unique from where does the tamils feel the difference?
                      Racist idiot, every civilization borrows from others and evolve. That is HOW CIVILIZATIONS develop. Go and see how the Tamils in TN are influenced by rest of India. Why do Tamil women wear the North Indian saree? Why do Tamils worship North Indian religion? Why do Tamils hold Mahabarat a North Indian epic in high regard? That epic does not even mention the tribal tamils when it mentions the Sinhalese LOL…

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                      Yes unfortunately we share DNA with tribal animals called tamils. What to do because of our misfortune we are neighbours to those racist animals. What can we do? And are you saying people in different civilisations do not share DNA? Sinhala occurs in Deepavamsa yes, and where does it mention any tamil idiot? LOL….ila denotes Sri Lanka? LOL which historian says so? Cant ILA be ilapatha? The tamils called Lanka as Ilangai or ila (if they ever did) because they cannot pronounce lanka. Just like Tamil racists today call Sinhala people as Singalas. Because your under developed language does not help you to pronounce ‘h’ properly. There is NO mention of even the word TAMIL before that. The word TAMIL is a recent one and even the TAMIL CONCIOUSNESS is more RECENT.
                      Yes Sinhala is influenced by Pali, we were the centre of Pali literature in ancient world. We Sinhalese mastered pali and enriched Pali literature and we are very proud of that. Sanskrit, yes another beautiful and pleasing language, our Sinhala is influenced by it as well. Prakrit is the ancient scipt. There is no language called Prakrit half educated idiot. Tamil, yes those racist tribals who vandalized the beautiful Sinhala civilization and try to rob these people of their heritage. Portugese, Dutch and English yes our colonial masters against whom we Sinhalese waged war and won many a time. We are happy to enrich our Sinhala with beautiful languages like English, Dutch and Portugese. None of these are unpleasant and difficult to the ear like that harsh tamil which sounds like a monkey screaming at others.

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                      Hydraulic civilization = No there is no hydraulic civilization in India that matches those in Sri Lanka. All Indian civilizations were river based civilization. Only Sinhalese developed their own reservoir based hydraulic civilization. They built tanks, Indians used the existing rivers.
                      Food- When was the last time you eat a good and healthy kiri hodda with a rathu kekulu and a hot hot karawala baduma? And the ambul thiyal? Look here tribal, Sri Lanka is in a centre of shipping lanes. We had many many visitors from every part of the world, our Sinhala king even sent his embassy to far away places like Rome. We have been associating the rest of the people and we RESPECT OTHERS traditions and culture unlike Tamils whose everything revolves around Tamils. So we adopt and make them a part of our culture. A good feature of any successful and liberal community? When was the last time a Tamil ever learnt Kandyan dancing? Or North Indian dace? You don’t. Tamils strictly focus ONLY on tamil things, we don’t. This might be news and strange to you, we Sinhalese learn everyone’s culturan aspects. That is why we Sinhalese master Baratanatyam even more than you tamils. Our children learn Balley, Indian classical dances, Irish dances and all the while protecting our own 100+ dance forms whether it is Kandyan, Sabaragamu, Shanthikarma, Low country…Do you think we are some tribal racists like you tamils who abhor and humiliate others cultural aspects.

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                      Fashion – Which south indian is wearing Kandyan saree? Why are the tamils wearing North Indian saree? Why are Tamil women wearing like North Indian women? Why do chola kings have Sanskrit names? It is because your kings were North Indian.
                      This is not the first time you have shown your inferiority complex with regards to Sinhala civilization in Sri Lanka. As I always says the problem in SL is a mental problem of Tamils originating from their inferiority complex. The tamils in SL want to boss around the majority Sinhalese and humiliate the Sinhalese. As Tamils in SL cannot find anything to call tamil tradtion in SL they want to reduce the Sinhala tradition and civilization into some thing zero. That is your problem. Sri Lanka’s problem is inability of racist tamils to accept the legitimate position of the Sinhala civilization in this island. Not some tamil minority issues.
                      As I have repeated many times to tribal tamil like you, Sinhala is a civilization that flourished in the middle of shipping lanes. We associated people from different cultures unlike Tamils who naturally abhors the other. So tribal we are influenced just like every other civilization is influenced by the rest. You don’t understand that, because you have NO traditions in this country, NOTHING to call tamil, NO HERITAGE…nothing…NO TAMIL heritage…that torments you right. But we Sinhalese cannot help that. Take a pill and chill.

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                      You tamil in SL who has no civilization pointing at Sinhalese is like a naked tamil whore pointing and laughing at a beautifully dressed Kandyan Manike.You know nothing about Sinhala people, Sinhala history and our culture. Think twice before showing your tamil racism here. We Sinhalese are friendly and compassionate people but there is a limit to tolerate tamil tribalism even to us.

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                      sach the stupid

                      You can kick, scream and bang your head on wall however the facts remain stubborn for all of you see.

                      Saree one form or another originated undoubtedly from Indian subcontinent.

                      Please refer to
                      Frills that add flair: How the Osaria came to be.
                      by Shannine Daniel
                      30 April 2017
                      Roar
                      roar.media

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                      sach the greatest stupid

                      Regarding ancient and medieval irrigation please refer to
                      Ancient Irrigation Technology:Sluice Technology in Tamil Nadu
                      by Prof K Rajan

                      Irrigation System in Tanjavur District under the Cholas
                      by C R Rathika

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                      He states Kandyan Manicke . Does not realize that the Sinhalese word Manick/ Manicke is derived from the Tamil word Manickam meaning precious stone. Kandyan women are called Manicke from Tamil Manickam and the men Banda or Bandara from Tamil Pandarar/Pandaran a caste amongst Tamils ,who traditionally worked in the temples( not Brahmins) Pandaran also means a prince in Tamil. The Kandyan osariya is typically like the Kerala Saree. Kerala a few centuries ago was part of the Tamil country. Kandyans call their father Appachi which is same term used by the Kerala Christians to call their father Appacha or Appachan from the Tamil word Appa meaning father. Even Tamils from certain districts in Tamil Nadu call their father Appacha

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            Shenal,

            Many claim that they did not come from Africa, either.

            Some claim that they did not come from India, Bharat, Damba-Diva and other places.

            The Church and the Popes claimed that the Sun went around a stationary Earth.

            So, how do you find out the truth? Data and observations.

            So, if you test your DNA, the genetics, we can certainly find the truth. You more likely came from South India. Only data can tell.

            Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

            https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

            Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36 (2014)

            Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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            Shenal, ok then your peeps came from Japan. Then go back to Japan.

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            Shenal, so on a serious note, where do you think the Sinhalese came from? Do you think Sinhalese came from heaven? I agree we came from South India. Some say we are not Tamils but Malayalis, it may be true. All in all we are from India.

            Just think before you say something like what you said above. You don’t appear to be a nasty fellow, therefore I am not going to be nasty to you.

            Remember the true owners of this beautiful country are the Native Veddahs. The Sinhalese and Tamils are simply occupying this land. At the end of the day, does it really matter who came first to this country between the Sinhalese and Tamils? Can’t we live with each other in peace?

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              Tamils from the North,

              Sinhalese came from nowhere. They originated in this island. That is why they are called the natives. Sinhalese cannot be found anywhere else in the world (except for the migrants). Sinhalese are endemic to the island of Sri Lanka.

              Veddha’s are relatives of the ancient people who shares their DNA with the Sinhalese.

              Of course we can live with peace. But, Tamils need to realize the fact that they don’t have a ancient homeland in Sri Lanka. They need to accept the fact that bulk of their population is a recent arrivals to Sri Lanka and under foreign occupation they took favourable positions in the government. They need to accept the fact what is the true history of this island. Tamils must assimiliate with the Sinhala society.

              Other than that their is no peace.

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                Now, Now, Shenal, No Race Originated on this Island.
                All Humans according to Science and DNA, Originated in Africa. So what are we arguing about?
                Celebrate the Similarities, not the Differences!

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                Shenali

                The Sinhala/Buddhist are the chosen people who perfected the art and science of Genetic Engineering, a new breed, a hybrid, a cross between a beast and a beauty, …………… and exiled, arrived here with 700 hoodlums, ………….

                We are the natives and you are the nastys.

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          She is not even from Orissa , her low caste Karawa ancestors migrated from what is modern day Tamil Nadu, Kerala and southern Andhra. Vaduge or Waduga means Telugu. Vaduga soldiers who were imported into the Tamil Jaffna kingdom were considered low castes by the Tamils.

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            Real Siva Sankaran,

            A genetic study of the Paras, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, will certainly reveal that the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils came from South India, with Admixture from East and West India.

            the Foreigners (Europeans) cannot tell one Para from the other, when they are bathing. They all look the same Paras.

            https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

            Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

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          Sinhala is the product of this island. For tamils who are incapable to understand what Sri Lanka is to Sinhala, let me help you…
          What is Tamil Nadu to Tamils? Your legitimate cultural and linguistic homeland!
          That is what Sri Lanka is to Sinhalese….and imagine if a foreign langauge asking for the SAME STATUS IN TAMIL NADU AS FOR TAMIL…yeah that is what you are asking for in SL

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        Just because you call it your country does not make it your country. Just because your population increases like mice and become superior in numbers does not give rights to a country. If not for India, Pakis and China you would have been swimming in the sea.

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          Then what gives the right to a country? Let’s discuss a little. Shall we?

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            Shenali

            You tell us what gives you the right to a country and how we can deny that right and deport you to whence your ancestors came.

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            You cannot be that DUMB: can you?

            Ask a grade 3 student. Sure would help you.

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            Dear Shenal,

            ‘Then what gives the right to a country? Let’s discuss a little. Shall we?”

            This is an excellent question.

            If you invent something, if you are the first to invent, then it is your invention and in many countries you can get a patent, to exclude others, from making or selling the invention.

            If you were the first human to discover something, then it is yours. Similarly, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho belongs to the Veddah Aethho, irrespective of the illegal presence of the Paras.

            The “Holy” Pope gave those lands discovered by the Portuguese to the Portuguese, and those discovered by the Spanish to the Spanish, ignoring the Natives who were there before, who discovered it first..

            So, what is the differnce between the Para-Portuguese ethics, Para-Spanish ethics and Para-Sinhala ethics, as far as the natives are concerned?

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          why? what could happen if not for India, pakis and china?

          I remember a Tamil parliamentarian who threatened Sinhalese in 2006-7 in Parliament asking us to make 30000 coffins ready. That was a reference to the Army soldiers in Jaffna and any event of LTTE massacring them….well well well.,…..it did not go that way…remember….

          The Tamils have a serious problem of OVER ESTIMATION

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            sach

            “The Tamils have a serious problem of OVER ESTIMATION”

            True, about 30,000 killed, 30,000 seriously maimed, nearly 70,000 deserted while on service including officers, early retirement not known, …. hiding behind VP’s bum while the island was occupied by foreign forces, …………………. just to kill a handful of baby brigade, ……………… Ultimately Hindians had to help the war criminals to deal with VP and his baby brigade.

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        Shenal stupid
        Learn your history, but its too much to take u r tiny brain…..have fun….

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        Shenali the stupid sach

        Instead it would be much easier and indeed helpful if you left, and caught the next boat to your ancestral homeland in south India.

        I am not sure who gave you the idea that you belong here in this island. Was it Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala? That public racist left this island and died in India his motherland.

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          what is wrong with you tamil idiot?

          Anyone who can go to Ruwanwelisays and say with pride this is my heritage belongs to this island…

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        Why don’t you too? After all your so called Sinhalese Karawa community are largely descended from recent immigrants from what was then Tamil speaking parts of India. Present day Kerala Tamil Nadu and Andhra. So are most of the so called present day Sinhalese. Both low and high born. All descended from immigrants from Tamil Nadu who migrated to the island a few centuries ago , now beating the anti Tamil drum. Eelam Tamils have been in the island for thousands of years and ruled their lands and who the f-ck are you to ask us to return to a land from where your lowly ancestors arrived a few centuries ago. The so called original Sinhalese are descended from Tamil or Semi Tamil speaking Naga and Yakka who converted to Buddhism and gradually corrupted their Tamil with Pali Prakrit and Sanskrit. This is why Sinhalese vocabulary is 40% Tamil based

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          The most hilarious thing according to Real Siva Sankaran Sharma is that the recent migrant Sinhalese people develop a unique culture of their own while the 1000s of years old Tamil people of Sri Lanka have nothing unique to them selves let alone any ancient archaelogical evidence to prove that they lived on the island for so long.

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        Shenali/sach/Nuisance

        If everyone who disagrees with you including Jamis Muthu Banda left this island the island could best be described as an island of thieves, robber barons, rapists, war criminals, …….. bigots, racists, fascist, saffron clad thugs, ignorant, ………………… mostly stupid, a haven for criminals or a colony of criminals.

        As stupids you will fit very well among the crooks and criminals.

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            sach the stupid

            Brilliant
            Please make it brief
            Thanks

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          shenali is sach a Nuisance

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            i remember a white woman working with me telling us that she dated a guy the previous weekend for the first time and they went to his place and he whipped out his fully erect 2-3 inch pocket rocket and she was thinking what a nuisance.

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              shankar

              Was it Black and Decker with 2-3 inch.
              Why are you still in love with him?

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                native

                my mistake,it should be 2-3cm not inches.caught the mistake when i remembered that black and decker was 2-3 cm.Iam sure you can shock a bad boy like me by taking that in your a—–.

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        All this fuss about a Rectangular Piece of Cloth, with Designs printed on them! Get on with the Job of Unifying and Developing the Country, like the USA and Great Britain, where Ethnicity is Secondary!
        We can never become a Prosperous Nation, if we continue to Squabble over Unimportant details like DNA and Stripes on a Piece of Cloth!

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      J muthu

      Fool, understand that your real Tamil man held high position in Sinhala majority country, proof that minority aren’t discriminated.

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        Yes he did and many others in public service and even the police dept. They also brought integrity and respectability. Then you guys brought in the Appuhamis and Bandas through the back door. The rest is history. Now the public service, police and even the judiciary is like a dogs breakfast that even the Sinhalese of respectable families want no part of it.

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          who brough appuhamis and Bandas through back door? This is Appuhamis and Bandas country…the British and Dutch aided south indians could not rule the Appuhamis and Bandas anymore….problem with that?

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            sach
            No your again wrong as always. This country belongs to all its citizens there is no two tier system at least through the constitution.

            Only problem is if Appuhami and Banda is good for pluckin coconuts, cooking washing and cleaning use them for that they will do a good job don’t give them something they are not capable of handling.

            I know a lot of Appuhami’s are going to be pissed-off but there is no other polite way of putting it so you would understand.

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        Real fake Revolutionist

        Could you list the names of the Tamil men who held high position in this country with names, date of appointment, position held, date of retirement, ……………. total number of places, …………… of course quoting your sources from 1948.

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        Real Fake Revolutionist

        Could you cite evidence/reference.

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      Mr. Wanigeswaran,

      After the Para-British colonials left, yes all the Parasin the Land of Native Veddah Aethho should be equal and treated equal. Unfortunately, the Para-Sinhala took advantage of the other Paras to show their hegemony, just like the Paras, Portugese, the Dutch and the English did.

      Furthermore the racist Para-Sinhala teamed up with the racist Para-Jaffna Tamils, to disenfranchise the Estate Para-Tamils. Only the Socialist and Egleterian Sinhala and Tamils, CP. LSSP opposed this injustice..

      This is the Land of Native Veddah Aethho illegally occupied by the Paras from India, Bharat.

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

      Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36 (2014)

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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      Your kind of radical thought bearers should not be the chief represenative of the nothern citizens.

      That can only widen the gap rather than working for a common goal – which is reconciliation …

      God bless srilanka.

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      True !True! True!!
      No Independence ! No Attendance!!
      Absolutely.
      Should not be bullied into .
      Hoping and Hoping is past time. 70 years of Independence for what and for whom??
      BIG. HUMBUG OF 70 Years. Enough is Enough.
      They have slaughtered generations after generations, what’s left are the shells of skeletons of the Tamils..
      True Gentleman ! Mr Wigneswaran.

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        I wish we were that good in slaughtering Tamils. Most of the slaughtering part was done by fellow tamils…(LTTE on TELO slaughter bla bla)

        During colonial period the Tamil vellalas held a lot of power which is disproportionate to their numerical strength. And with independance they LOST that priviledge. With universal suffrage and one man one vote system, the Vellalas realised they are slowly being thrown into the dustbin of history.
        This is the beginning of the so called Tamil problem in SL

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          sach the stupid

          Could you provide us with an analysis of slaughtering carried out by LTTE on TELO, slaughter bla bla, and by armed forces, home guards, ……………………. from 1958 to 2015 including 1971 & 1987-90 Sinhala on Sinhala?

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            Tamils as always over estimated themselves and started a fight with those who are more powerful and each time ended in the losing side. Should we be sorry because you are so stupid as much as racist?

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              sach the stupid

              The last time I checked VP and his baby brigade were Tamils who actually fought the invading IPKF and kicked the Hindians backed to Hindia while the Sri Lankan armed forces were hiding behind VP’s bum.

              It was the psychopath stupid VP who reconfirmed Sri Lanka’s status as a sovereign state. You should be eternally grateful to him and his baby brigade.

              Aren’t you ashamed of your Sinhala/Buddhist armed forces who never fought war and won a war against in the past 600 or more years?

              This is a fact therefore don’t try to be a smart ass.

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                The Sinhala Buddhist armed forces do not exist since the day Kandyan kindgom ceased to exist. what we have is Sri Lankan armed forces and yes they did defeated the MOST BRUTAL TERRORIST ORG in the world in Nandi kadal.

                VP protecting soverignity? LOL..if the Hindians did not come VP’s dead body would have been buried in Jaffna lagoon way back in 1987. Why should we worry when the Hindians were killing your tamil terrorists….Do you think SL forces is stupid to intervene and save tamil terrorists’ a$$? We let the Indians kill the tamil terrorists as much as they want….and hint we helped the both sides……
                What can we do when you tamils voluntarily became India’s mercenary dying in Maldives

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    what a courageous admission s by the CM of NPC . This will also to add up to nothing in the eyes of the Sinhala policiticans.

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      Mr Wigneswaran has bluntly stated an undeniable fact that what is happening in Sri Lanka is Sinhala hegemony. For the Tamils, Sinhalese leaders have replaced the British colonial rulers since 1948. Sinhala army is correctly described as an occupation force. He is reflecting the true views of the Tamils unlike Sampanthan and Sumanthiran who foolishly believe that Sinhala leaders will give equal rights to the Tamils leave alone a federal system of government.

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        What occupation? British accepted the Sinhalese rights to the whole island back in 1815 agreement. So what do you have to say for that?

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          Kandyan agreement only relates to lands belonging to the Kandyan kingdom and not to the Tamil lands in the North and East or the Sinhalese lands that was part of the former kingdom of Kotte. Get your facts correct and do not distort history. The last King of Kandy, as well as the kings who preceded him, were all Tamil speaking Naickers from Madurai( Same as the ardent Tamil nationalist Vaiko) . The British deported him and his immediate family back to Salem in Tamil Nadu and there are buried there and his descendants still live there. Half the signatures of the Kandyan Agreement is in Tamil, as the mother tongue of the king and many of the aristocrats was Tamil. Prior to the arrival of Europeans the Sinhalese were ruled by Kings and aristocrats from South Indian who were largely Tamils. Many of the so called Sinhalese aristocrats both low country and Kandyan all have a very recent South Indian ancestry and now they are all beating the anti Tamil drum.

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            For Tamils everywhere they land should be some Tamil homeland. ….I remember P.Chandrasekaran who went crazy with his Tamil tribalism during Ranil’s previous stint said estate tamils too should joing LTTE because ANYWHERE TAMILS LIVE IS AN EELAM….And the bugger died from drinking after P was killed…
            Unfortunately we are living as neighbours to Tamils who are one of the most tribal and racist communities in earth. But being neighbours our kings started building matrimonial alliances to build diplomatic help to face the then European onslaught against whole of south asia. Women for harems and brides were brought from South India by Kandyan kings. That is how tamil speaking but Andra origin kings started rule in Kandy.
            The Tamils in SL suffer mentally because they have no civilisation in SL. They try to help themselves by repeating Sinhalese were ruled by Tamil kings, we superior tamils used to rule you stupid sinhalese, bla bla bla…….and console themselves by adding an N or an M at the end of the names of Sinhala kings. This is a way of finding consolation for obvious LACK OF TAMIL HERITAGE IN SRI LANKA….but dear, history cannot be re invented to suit Tamil agenda

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            The Kandyan convention clearly state that the whole island belongs to the king of Kandy. Why are you denying that also? Moreover, the eastern part of the country was clearly under the rule of Kandyan king.

            Do you know how the Naykkar kings came to Sri Lanka? If you don’t I can teach you a history lesson.

            So, if the Sinhalese are Tamils; why the heck you people can’t mingle with them?

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          Shenali

          We know you ask daft question without any basis.
          Brits didn’t sign any such agreement. The eminent historians have nothing to say about non existent clause you imagine you have seen.

          Its like Paranavitana’s interlinear inscriptions he found on Sigiriya walls.

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        Naga; If the Tamils want to keep themselves Separate from ‘Sri Lankans’ they should go back to Tamilnadu, The Homeland of the Tamils!

        The Sinhalese are a Unique Race Who have no other Homeland, but Sri Lanka! Let them live here in Peace!

        There is no Point in going back to Origins, because all Humans Originated in Africa!

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          What is unique about them? Two heads and three legs? Or the capacity to kill murder rape loot and commit genocide. Sinhalese evolved in the southern central and western parts of the island where the some Tamil Naga and largely Yakka largely converted to Buddhism and gradually corrupted their Tamil with Pali and Buddhism over the centuries to evolve as Sinhalese. The predominantly Naga inhabited North and East of the island did not convert to Buddhism but remained Hindu or some converted to Buddhism and reconverted back to Hinduism. In these areas the Tamil language and identity was maintained. Therefor if the Sinhalese are unique then the Tamil population in these areas are also unique and just like the Sinhalese have no other homeland too. Moreover most of the present day so called Sinhalese are descended from recently immigrants from Tamil Nadu, therefore if any one is asked to return it will the Sinhalese. Even the so called North Indian origin of the Sinhalese is a lie., as the Sri Lankan Tamils have marginally more North Indian DNA than Sinhalese. Your arguments are weak and stupid. This like the English in Britain stating they are unique and belong to the island, that the far older Welsh or Scottish.

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            LOL…even that S. Pathmanadan’s theory is more rational. The old Pathmanadan dude say Yakkhas became Sinhala and Nagas became Tamil. But these Tamil egositic idiots do not understand their tall stories falls flat when one injects some commonsense into it.
            1. Yes Sinhalese are UNIQUE. As much as Tamils are unique, we Sinhalese are UNIQUE. We have built a Sinhala civilization in this small island and we have a great heritage and traditions in this country. We have many civilizational achievements as a testament to our long run of 2500+ history.
            2. And what does TAMILS IN SL HAVE? When the Tamils in South India have developed a great civilization and when the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka has developed a great civilization, why there is NOT A SINGLE CIVILISATIONAL ACHIVEMENT of Tamils in SL?

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            3. If Nagas lived in North and East and the Sinhalese evolved in south of the country as you say, is that even a bit plausible that two completely different communities sharing next to nothing culturally evolve in the same small island? When Sinhalese built cities in North Central what was Tamils in East doing? Anyone with a tiny bit of common sense would laugh at what these Tamil racists are saying.
            4. If Nagas turned out to be Tamil, what has THOSE NAGAS DONE FOR 2000 years?
            5. Why do their cousins in TN, have NO reference to so called indigenous tamils?
            6. When Cholas invaded SL and had authority in most places and wrote inscriptions in their temples about fighting with the ‘war like Sinhgalas’ why did they fail to mention a single bit about so called indigenous Tamils?
            7. Why did Cholas, Pandyas, North Indians, Siamese and Burmese fail to mention those indigenous tamils while they refer to Sinhalese multiple times?
            8. Why does your so called Naga turning into Tamil story has NO evidence while the Sinhalese have more than enough evidence to prove their story?

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              sach

              Please take a few week holiday, seriously you deserve it.

              Spend some time with Waduge, HLD M, Champika, Wimal ………………………….

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                Native Vedda,

                “Spend some time with Waduge, HLD M, Champika, Wimal…..”

                Are you out of your mind? The Paras have a serious problem of low IQ’s, average IQ being 79, and Wimal Buruwansa saya, 2/2=0, and his IQ will drop still further by induction.

                Ask him to go to Singapore, where the average IQ is 108, and at least can learn and improve on his low Para IQ.

                National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

                https://photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

                The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

                Countries are ranked highest to lowest national IQ score.

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            If the Tamil community is unique, please show us how are they unique compared to Tamils from the rest of the world? What do Sri Lankan Tamils have in difference to other Tamils?

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              Shenali

              Who said Tamil community is unique? They are as stupid as their Sinhalese brethren, except a few, Sundar Pitchai CEO of google, Sir C V Raman, S Chandrasekar, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Shiva Ayyadurai, …….. Gananath Obeysekere, H L Seniviratne, R A LH Gunawardana, ……

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            ‘Real Siva Sankaran Sharma’:-
            You seem to be confused with your interpretations of the Origins of the People of Sri Lanka.
            I think you should stop all this Confusing Talk of Yakas and Nagas, as stated in the Mahavamsa, which I believe was written by a South Indian.

            Rather, You should Study the Spread of DNA which originated in Africa and spread around the rest of the World, creating Mythical Man Made ‘Races’.

            Then We would have Peace in Our little Island Paradise, where we could All live in Harmony with our Natural Habitat!

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          Rationalist, if you do not know the meaning of the word “unique”, do not use it, What is unique about Sinhala race. There is no ethnic group in the world which is unique, all having genetic material input from other groups. There is no doubt Sinhalese need a homeland and that is only southern part of Srilanka. It is the Sinhala sole owners sole rulers concept that is creating trouble. Sinhalese must be satisfied with what they have and let Tamils have their share. There is enough land for Sinhala need but here will never be enough land for Sinhala greed.

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            Dr G S You say that:-
            “…Sinhalese need a Homeland, and that is only Southern part of Sri Lanka.”
            So you admit that the Sinhala people need a Homeland!
            Then, Tell me why the Tamils who already have a Homeland in Tamilnadu, want the Northern part of Sri Lanka too?
            As a Tamil, would you be Happy if Tamilnadu claimed Northern Sri Lanka as a part of their Homeland, and walked in there?

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              Rationalist

              Why do the Arabs have too many homelands/countries in and around Middle East? Why do the Muslims have too many (at least 57) countries as their homelands?

              I would be very unhappy if Hindia formalised its unstated claim to this island,
              1. Combining North East with its Tamil Nadu state and
              2. Declaring the rest of the area being the Sinhala state of Hindia.

              If you don’t treat your family well strangers and neighbours will make use the opportunity to grope your female folks.

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            Dr G S:-
            ‘Unique’ means that there are no other People in the World, who can Call themselves Sinhalese and Sri Lankan.
            Whereas Tamils have another Country, Tamilnadu, a few Miles away from Sri Lanka, which they could call their Homeland!
            Would you be willing to have Tamilnadu claiming the North and East of Sri Lanka as Part of their Homeland?
            As Dutugemunu said, the Sinhalese would be driven into the Indian Ocean in the South, and Sri Lanka would be Part of Tamilnadu!

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          This what the Nazis also stated before they started their war and genocide in Europe that the Germans are a unique race. The Serbs also stated the same thing before they created all the misery and mayhem in the former Yugoslavia , ” They are a unique people who have nowhere else to go. The Hutu in Rwanda also stated the same before they started to slaughter over a million Tutsi in Rwanda who were similar to them in everywhere even in language. They are a unique people. Sinhalese now stating the same. They are unique discriminated and nowhere to go. Already killed more than 300000 Tamils and chased more than 2 million Tamils out of the island since independence. One million Indian origin Tamils and another 1-1.2 million indigenous Tamils and are getting ready to do more damage , as they are unique . I am also a unique.

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        what are the rights Tamils are devoid of?
        Wigneshwaran told in a gathering of school children in North said, we used to rule the sinhalas when Brits were there!….
        when Brits went away, they could no longer rule them ….like South African aparthied system, This is what the Tamil politicians call as loss of rights

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          sach

          Could you cite reference for your Wigneshwaran fables.

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      yes yes sinhala politicians are becoming so desperate now….

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        sach

        Actually Sinhala/Buddhist fascists know where their next loot is coming from however their b***s carriers are running like headless chickens. I can gauge it from your typing.

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          I can see who is running like headless chickens when I am commenting…LOL

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    As whole Sinhale is Tamil homeland. Only allocating only a strip for Tamils is discrimination. Allocating a strip to muslims discriminate christians. therefore, both strips should be removed. both Tamils and Muslims never feel home what ever happens on the flag. Because, most Tamils are born in Kerala, tamilnadu, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar or some times as far away as Far east indian islands what ever those are. So, they never feel home. It is the same thing muslims, what ever happens in sinhala they like Pakisthani culture and Saudi arabian culture. The common denominator here is all those people who sell politics and make their livign come from the same school. Why did not they teach at least christian values and quran if they do not teach buddhist Seela and precepts.

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      Dumb Jimmy,
      Where were you born? Whya re you not happy there but working in Canada as a Toilet Cleaner grade3 ?

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      Jimmy the dimwit the Kallathonie convert

      Here we go again.

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    can’t blame him can we. jaffna kingdom did not get its independence from colonial rule though the kandyan and kotte kingdom got their independence.In lieu of independence the sinhalese did not even give a federal state for the north and east unlike malaysia which gave federal states to 13 states and 3 territories.Why can’t the sinhalese just like malaysia give federal states to the 9 provinces and make colombo a state territory.Then maybe wigneswaran will attend the next independence ceremony.Why should you attend someone else’s independence when they are refusing to give you your own or even acknowledging your own history.

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      Then why Tamils didn’t do anything about it? Why Tamils didn’t object to 1815 agreement with the Brits? Why Tamils didn’t object to Portuguese claim for the whole island back in 16th century through king Don Juan Dharmapala?

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        Shenal,
        It is fine that British and Portuguese handed over the Tamils Sovereignty, moderns these propagated by UN, to you to keep with you. We did not do anything because you didn’t do when the Portuguese and British started to establish states and bring Tamils to work there. We had to do something only when British conferred the Universal Franchise, that was the one gave you the advantage. If the Britain has left with the Vickramarajasign fality the Kingdom, you know where all your current claims will be. Yes, that time Britain to suppress the Royal family’s on the Kingdom, they treated as Sinhala People country. But when PM David Cameron came to Sri Lanka, I think he talked a different subject. Please get ready, when you finished reading the Kandy accord, start to read Resolution 30/1 of UNHRC, in that Britain is major Sponsor.

        All your attitude is, first steal Tamils Land and then write false history that Vijeya stole it from Yakka, a form of living yet to be proved as was living anywhere in the world.

        Please don’t keep reading an outdated accord, where Britain captured a part of the country from Tamils, please start to read UN Charter.

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          You seems to lack the historical knowledge. It was the Sinhalese that resisted and rebelled against the foreign rule. even after we lost of sovereignty Sinhalese rebelled against the British in 1818 and 1848. That’s how we, the sole sons of the soil tried to protect our beloved motherland. Though the pretenders never did anything but consoled in the lap of the foreigners to suppress the native majority to gain the political overload ship after their British masters.

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            Shenal, you are confused;
            Learn your history from what is UN telling, not just from the Kandy accord, which is 50% signed in Tamils, that means half of the Tamils let the British to have the sovereignty of the country after a Tamil King losing the war by the action of Sinhala traitors. Please explain me who was fighting a war with British? Ehelepola? Philimatalava? Aren’t the British history is saying they fought along the Whites and captured the Tamil King and handed over to Whites along with the Kandy country in Kandy accord? Do you know what is the basic subject matter said in Kandy accord? The Sinhala Modayas were basically asking British to come and rule them and get rid of the Kandy Royal Dynasty. But British industrialist noticed Modayas are good for nothing and brought up country Tamils to work. Read some history, book after book the European and has explained why they brought wave after wave of Tamil to do jobs. Don’t make yourself a laughing object that Indians labor was Carrying Panthams to get these menial jobs in Lankawe. “Where did you get this from? Though the pretenders never did anything but consoled in the lap of the foreigners to suppress the native majority to gain the political overload ship after their British masters You apparently mentioning Sir Pon Ramanathan’s ability to have a British Governor General punished and Sinhala trouble maker released from Jail by his eloquent speech in British parliament . First thing is, DS did not go into British prison because he fought for freedom, but he was another Duminda Silva and killed the local Muslims. Then, the shame there is it was Anagarikam, who asked Sir Pon Ramanathan to do that help. What a comedy is you are writing. Ane pavum thamai!

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              Tamil king? What a load of Bullshit. Rajasighe was a Sinhalese king with Tamil origin. He was no Tamil. Nor were the members of the Radala court except for the Malabar Tamils of Royal relations. The British in 1815 took over a land which belonged to Sinhalese. Not a trace of Tamil owenership was mentioned. Please say something about that.

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                Shenal

                The land belonged to the kingdom.

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            Whom do you think you are fooling? Didn’t one time Wijeweera, Old King, New King, Wimal all of them in JVP and fought on the same theme of LTTE to get rid of the nasty Appe Aanduwa? Then, can you tell me what the purpose of Puran appu fighting with Whites was? In any case Puran Appu was fighting the action of Ehelepola, handing over the kingdom to British people taking over from Tamil King, and Vijeweera was fighting British people handing over the country to Sinhala Sirimavo! How much difference you interpret in these two action? Why Puran appu is greater than Vijeweera? Because he felt, losing the Tamil Kings was bad more than losing British rule? Whether it was Tamil youths or Sinhala Youths the common enemy is the Appe Aanduwa. Then why is it wrong for Tamils to fight with it? When Indian army was in Lankawe, what the Rapist army was doing? Mending the torn skirts off in rapes inside the camps? Can you tell me if JVP was fighting to send back the IPKF? No! It was Only – Only- Only LTTE. Is that because in the Sinhala race had only had two fighters, one is Duminda Silva and other one was Puran Appu was born?

            You are bringing the British witness to the right of Sinhala army to rape Tamils. Then I asked you just to follow the rest the British people telling to you. Today, British parliamentarian Paul Scally has placed a request to Appe Aanduwa, not to block the observation of the Maveerar Naal. Then what are you doing is writing your lousy essay in other News Media saying observing Maveerar Naal is shame. Did the rapist army was wearing pants while raping Tamils women to earn the UN name as of one in the 22 countries use rape as weapon?

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            What things are shame for you? Fighting for their right is shame, and raping helpless women are Sinhala Rapist Army’s Proudness? What is the proud thing army did in Haiti and now UN is reluctant to employ your rapist army? Is that for the same purpose Buddha also became NIRVANEE? To become a Sinhala army? Is that why you call celebrating Maweerer Naal is shame? If you have guts, just bring those essays here, we give you reply to that also.

            When I asked you if you want to draw from Britain to rape authority to Tamils, Just follow what else they are saying too. For that, you are turning back and trying to teach history to me. Do you want to bring British witness here or not? Let me know that then, I also want to bring rest of the British witnesses. Which is the British document says that Sinhalese always ruled all parts of Lankawe. Why do fool yourself in the effort of teaching me history. Read my earlier comments please. I have been asking Appe Aanduwa to fund CV to bring UNESCO experts to write the Lankawe history. When you think of UNESCO experts, including the British, Dutch, and Portuguese, you feel like you have got go to bathroom. When UN Expert Panel wrote a report on the war, you people shamelessly called it is only Darusman report. These Sinhala Intellectuals, if they have shame, should pull even their Amude off first before tell it was British people told them that they ruled the Lankawe. Read the history first. It is not just Kandy was captured from Tamils. When any races from India, it can be Malayalees, Telugu, Orissa, Gujarat Modies…., all first started to speak Tamil and latter, recently only started to speak Sinhala.

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              what are you blabbering idiot? UN resolution? Kandyan treaty….bla bla bla….

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        What do the Tamils have to object about an agreement that the British signed with the Tamil King of Kandy and largely Tamil aristocrats, regarding Kandyan lands that was occupied by Sinhalese? It has not effect on their lands in the north or east. I have never heard of such nonsense claim by the Portuguese, if the whole island belonged to the is so called king who has a part Portuguese part Sinhalese name, why did the Portuguese fight a war with the king of Jaffna to capture the Tamil lands? Stop posting nonsense. Your low caste ancestors at that time where living in some poverty stricken fishing village in South India and so were the ancestors of almost 60% of the present day Sinhalese. Who are now posting all this anti Tamil garbage

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          Of course the tamils need not object anything. because there is no land that belongs to Tamils. The tamils did not fight with the portugese. It was the South Indian planted prince who fought with Portugese with south indian army and the so called Tamils never ever fought with Portugese. Because the Tamils know Jaffna was NOT theirs..,,.,NO BODY fights for someone else’s country, so the newly resident Tamils in Jaffna just kept quite.

          It was the Sinhalese who fought with Portugese. It was Kandy who sent armies to attack Portugese in Jaffna

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          They fort a war to capture it physically but they signed an accord to legitimize their claim to Jaffna with the kingdom of Kotte. Why did they do that?

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      Dear Mr. Shankar. For your information Malaysia has hereditary rulers. During British times some of the localities were under direct British rule while others were really “protectorates”. The system in the process of independence united these fragments having an “elected or chosen by consent” King from among the hereditary rulers (Sultans or Rajas of whatever nomenclature used locally), once in five years. This is clearly a case of fragments getting united having a provincial or state Government and a central or federal Government. Yes! they have the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan. But remember they are all Malays with Islam as their Religion. The head of Islam, as per the Constitution is the hereditary ruler of the state and in Federal territories and the states having Governors (they were then under direct British rule) it is the King who is the head of Islam. They don’t brand themselves as Johorians or Selongorians and the like and there is no threat of secession. Devolution is a must for ease and smooth functioning of a country. It cannot have an ethnic connotation or cannot be a part of a so called so solution of an “ethnic” issue. If so, it is a formula for disaster say like “Catalonia” or “Basque” or more dramatic breakaway of the former republics of the USSR. We must have one Sri Lanka one people respecting each other and foster meritocracy. I commend Wigi for talking straight instead of sometimes performing a “political Kavadi dance”. It is very important to address the question of feelings of the people and take them on board.

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        dear good sense

        you say devolution is a must for ease and smooth functioning of a country.On this point i’am glad that both of us are on the same wave length and understand its benefits.Therefore the reasons malaysia became a federal state which you have explained extensively and i thank you for it,are immaterial because when we have a jewel in our hands how we obtained it is not the question but is it of value to us now is the question we should ask. malaysia has smoothly functioned and beat us since independence so instead of india or pakistan it is a better model for us to follow.Devolutionists always talk of india and that is why i believe sinhalese don’t have much regard for it when they see the poverty in india.They should talk of malaysia instead which has become nearly a developed country with low costs.

        You say devolution should not have a ethnic connotation and i also agree with you.We seem to be a meeting of minds.That is why i propose that the nine provinces are made federal states and colombo a capital territory.

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      Well, we are not expecting his attendence….
      The fellow do not talk about a Jaffna kingdom that started in 13 Ad by a Kalinga maga and ended in 1500 by the Portugese.
      There was NO JAFFNA kingdom when the brits came. The problem with wiggie and tamils as a whole is they want whole of Sri Lanka to be Tamil

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      Shankar,,

      Give me a single instance TAMILS FOUGHT WITH THE PORTUGESE

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        sach

        that is a good joke man.The kotte kingdom opened its doors to the Portuguese to fight king mayadunne of the sitawaka kingdom,and what happened? hell of a modayas weren’t they?However kotte got its independence finally from british even after asking the wolf look after the chickens.

        as for tamils fighting the portuguese read the history of how many times they tried before finally winning.The first time was in 1560,and they could get only mannar island.The second time 32 years later the tamil king was killed and his son became the king.After his death sakili the second took over and attacked portuguese ships through a karayar chief(karawe/karayar(wijeweera/prabha)a seafaringwarrior caste of coastal people,who was defeated at nallur.

        Again in 1619 two more times they tried.The first time they were defeated.The second time they succeeded in defeating sangili who was hanged.

        mind you only the coastal areas of the kingdom was in portuguese hands.The vanni chieftains retained the interior and were only defeated by the dutch after a long guerilla war by pandara vannian also known to sinhalese a vanni bandara.

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    Wigneswaran a Tiger remnant who has protected his children by marrying them off to Sinhalese is placing innocent Northern Tamils in difficulty. If he is so interested he should jump into the sea and find an Eelam where he can live. Traitor of Tamils.

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      yal
      what protection did nadesan get.They killed his sinhala wife too.Vasu better ask his daughters to come and live with him,with this eccentric mouthing off every day.

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      Yalpanaththan

      Bouquet of flowers for you Yal; he’s not traitor of Tamils, he seems to be a traitor of whole Sri Lanka.

      But I understand something, Tamils suffer because they don’t have a Tamil country to live with pride with their own flag.

      So it’s wise to make a background for them to make their own flag.

      To my knowledge Tamil’s native land is India so claiming Tamil country in India is reasonable & we are ready to support if all Sri Lankan Tamils are ready to go to India & settle down. You can invite Tamils from every nook & corner to strengthen your country.
      Now I know what’s in you mind. You’re right to some extent. Because of close proximity your people flourished in North of SL.

      Please don’t claim ownership.

      Please let these innocent Sinhalese people to live peacefully whether they’re foolish or not.
      If possible take Muslims also with you to give us extra comfort. However we are ready to invite equal number of foolish people who are interested in secularism/ Buddhism from anywhere.

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        Its not only Tamils homeland India is the homeland of Sinhalese as well.

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          NOOOOOO

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          Yes, Yes, Yes

          The Tamils and Sinhala are Paras, Para-Tamils and Para-Sinhala in the Land of native Veddah Aethho.

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        You are wrong, I did not expect him to go to India as Indian Origin Tamils were not treated properly by Northern Tamils in Sri Lanka. What I meant was Wigneswaran the Traitor of Tamils should jump into the sea and find an uninhabited land to establish his Eelam.

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      Tiger is not bad as Lion. It is the Tiger is the only force who fought the foregin invasion not the Lion. Tiger is a herbivorous unlike carnivorous Lion.

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        Ajith:-
        When did Tigers start eating Grass? Both Lions and Tigers survive, by hunting other Herbivorous Animals!

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          Two legged tigers eat grass

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      I saw a pic where Wiggies sons were partying with their sinhala wives and of course Sarath Fonseka’s daughter in a beach party…..LOL

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        …..Wiggie is only partying with his family whereas ….Mara and Gota partying with Karuna and the whores they provided.

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          well we used Karuna….we actually give a biscuit to the dog

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            sach

            Very clever.
            It is the celebrated heritage of Sinhala/Buddhism.

            However weren’t the Sri Lankan armed forces hiding behind Karunas bum?

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    Response of an educated politician. Specific to the point yet respectful. Contrast this with a response on any subject with that of Gotabaya, Weerawansa or Mervyn Silva and you will see where Sri Lanka’s problem is.

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      Have you ever listened to anything Weerawansa or Gotabaya says? And who the hell is Mervyn Silva

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        sach:
        “who the hell is Mervyn Silva”
        Based on the style of your writing he should be your DADDY.

        Yes I have listened: if you want to, try You Tube.

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          Burt

          Given sach’s stupidity Dr Mervyn Silva (PhD) must be her grand son. By the way Mervyn is the step brother of Mahinda.

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    I respect a Tamil who had the courage to move out of Wellawatta and take up residence in the North during Mahaveer was ruling there. All these big talkers are cowards and hypocritic b*******.
    *
    A Perumal in the making, Sinhala federal idiots should take note of.
    Soma

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      somass

      I do hope you too along with your fellow Sinhala/Buddhist fascists move out of the nation proper to your cherished ghetto or maybe to your ancestral homeland in South India.

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        what is our ancestral homeland in South India? Tamil Nadu….k lets make a deal give us 1/3rd of Tamil Nadu to call as Sinhala Desha..then we will consider splitting ours

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          sach the stupid

          When did your kallathonie forefathers convert to Sinhala/Buddhism?
          There were several Sinhala settlements in south India, please contact Prof Radha Champakalakshmi in India for detail.

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            Really? what are those sinhala settlements in south India? Tamil historians are a funny lot…any research paper…?
            I contacted Champalakshmi…she said you were just hallaucinating.

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              sach

              You never heard of her until I mentioned her let alone contacting her.
              For further information refer to “The people of the lion. The Sinhala identity and ideology in history and historiography.
              By Prof R A L H Gunawardana,
              The Sri Lanka Journal of Humanities
              Volume V Number 1 & 2, 1979
              In this paper professor discusses the lion flag of Pallavas, Cholas, …. Sinhala language, …………………..

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      Even if they move out you cannot afford it. Even if you get there by hook or crook you will be like a fish out of water. Your better off sticking with the Bandas and Appuhamis.

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    This bugger and the Sridharan guy should be hanged for high treason. These vermins deserve nothing better.

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      Shenali/sach the stupid

      Why don’t you start another riot for that purpose, prison riot, encounter, white vanning, ….. You have plenty of choices.

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      Dear Shenal,

      “This bugger and Sridharan guy should be hanged for high treason. These vermins deserve nothing better”

      All the Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, should be given an opportunity to get back to their Para- homeland India, Bharat, Damba-Diva, and after the deadline, should be hanged for high treason. Do these Para-vermins deserve nothing better for the damage and destruction done to the pristine Land of native Veddah Aethho?

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

      Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36 (2014)

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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    Since Independence in 1948 Tamils underwent pogroms in 1956, 1958, 1971. 1977. 1983 and from 2006 – 2009.
    in 1981 Jaffna Library was set on fire by UNP thugs and Ministers during curfew time.. PM Ranil accepted this and apologized for this crime.
    1983 Tamils were burnt alive and houses looted and burnt.
    view this for more detailed information;
    https://www.academia.edu/29486541/Importance_of_an_Independent_Homeland_for_Tamils_in_Sri_Lanka_Genocide_of_Tamils_in_Sri_Lanka

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      kumarathasan

      tamil eelam will become a vassal state of tamilnadu.I think we should aim for a federal state for the nine provinces like in malaysia where there is 13 federal states.small is beautiful but the smaller you get the more sovereignty you lose.With 80 million tamils just across the palk strait how the hell are we to stop them doing whatever they want to eelam.Even srilanka is having such a tough time trying to keep them from devastating our fishery resources.A federal system is a win win for tamils as well as sinhalese in my opinion.As a quid pro quo tamils should not make a fuss if sinhalese adopt a malaysian type bhoomiputra policy. the sinhalese are 75% and need a helping hand to empower themselves by increasing their income.The increased income will circulate around the country with synergistic effects making minorities too to benefit from it.

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      KR
      VP sacrificed his life and that of his family but did put a stop to this crap for the last 35 years.
      So be thankful and say a prayer for his soul and for all those young men and women who sacrificed so much but asked nothing in return. These are the hero’s not the looters that call themselves hero’s.

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        He also sacrificed the lives of thousands of Tamil women and children with his human shields. It looks like he did not sacrifice any of your own family however, else you would not be praying for him. May VP rot in hell.

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          Taraki

          Crocodiles do shed tears.

          Is there a hell? If at all there is one don’t you think hell is where Sinhala/Buddhist fascism is?

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            What is Sinhala/Buddhist fascism? But tamil nationalism is fascism.
            In South Asia, socialist policies or Marxist politics thrived only in places like Kerala, Bengal and in Sri Lanka, especially among sinhalese. Only communities who are NOT racist in nature can turn into marxist politics. That is one reason why socialist, marxist politics never won tamil popular support. If a Tamil politician needs to succeed he/she needs to indulge in poisonous tamil nationalism.
            Tamils CANNOT indulge in marxist politics because their politics ( and everything in fact) circles around their TAMIL NATIONALISM. As the Sinhala marxists who even sacrificed their lives for their support in 13 A found out Tamils are MORE TAMIL NATIONALIST than marxist, while Sinhalese are more supportive of Marxist policies than Sinhala nationalism.
            This is what even Dayan J had to say after doing marxist politics with his vikalpa kandayama with EPRLF. Like many sinhala marxists he too found out Tamils are not marxist but nationalist. Sinhalese are by nature less racist which makes them to welcome anyone entering the island without second thoughts and which has now given many serious repercussions. There is a reason why even the Tamil speaking Muslims did not support so called Tamils. Because Tamil nationalism which is fascist by nature is repulsive even to other Tamil speakers.

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              sach the stupid

              Where on earth did you find Marxism thriving in this island?
              There have been several leftists among all people of this island. Marxists ?

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            Vedda, You are confusing Hell with VP’s ThamilEelam. It is easily done, they are very similar.

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              Taraki

              “It is easily done, they are very similar”

              Thanks I never have had the opportunity to meet a person who has been to hell and back. Or did your conscience (if you have one) playing tricks with you? Whether its VP’s fascism or yours, as far as the people of this country know there isn’t much difference between the two.

              You must be proud of what the Sinhala/Buddhist had created in the form of VP’s LTTE.

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                In fact we are happy we could create an LTTE. That helped Sinhala us in a lot of ways. LTTE made sure to reduce the number of tamils and completely destroyed any chance for Indian support for Tamils in future

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                  sach the stupid

                  Now you are stripped of VP’s shield of bum, whom would you turn to if IPKF Mark II arrives on the shores of this island and flies its war planes over the skies?

                  There aren’t many women folks in this island to protect their armed forces behind their bum, most are in medieval middle east kingdoms earning a few dollars to feed their lazy men folks.

                  Perhaps like the many JVP big mouth weerayas they can seek asylum in South India.

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      1929 is the first pogrom….
      The Tamils who has this mental issue of over estimation tried to insult Sinhalese in a stage in the middle of a Sinhala dominated area. GG Ponna learnt the lesson in 1929.

      Since that day every pogrom was followed by idiocies of the Tamils

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    As we Muslims and Sinhalese are really low caste Tamils, the Tamil nation has already achieved a separate state and the Lion flag is a Tamil flag. So his complaint is really about Tamil caste discrimination. A bit rich coming from him.

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    The biggest traitor. Living side by side with Sinhalese people of south for most part of his life, reaching the highest positions with no barriers, shying away from Northern Tamils and seeking protection against Tamil Tigers and now trying to be a a saviour of the Tamil community just to gain their support for his existence. Shame on you Wiggy and his blind followers. He was expected to bridge the gap between Sinhalese and Tamils and now he is trying to image himself as a present day Chelva for the tamil community. The day the Tamils and Sinhalese Unite for the country they will spit on his grave for delaying their unification. Seen this betrayal happen in most parts in the world.

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      Suzy

      You envy him.
      Since he is a Hindu you won’t find his grave.
      As long as people like you appear in these columns seasonally there is a good chance that Tamils and Sinhalese will not unite.
      You essentially live to divide them. The permanent division benefits you, the crooks, Sinhala/Buddhists, fascists, politicians, ……………….

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    This man Wigi took the oath under the Constitution that all lawyers Judges qnd many others were required to take under 1978 Constitution. Is he uttering things that go against that Oath. If the answer is “Yes” it must be looked into to charge him in Court

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    Thank you Chief Minister for your response that reflects the people who elected you. You also raise fundamental issues of rights of a citizen and justly pointed out the improper response by the Minister in Parliament about not giving rights to those who protest their and their constituency’s positions.

    The flag has many symbolic connotations. For example, the two strips of colours that represent the Muslims and Tamils are outside the borders of the area where the lion and the Bo tree leaves are – two symbols of Sinhala-Buddhist state. Those strips are interpreted by some to represent the North and East separately outside the Sinhala-Buddhist.state but both included within the outside border of the Island. The flag may represent the new constitution if it ever materialise.

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    In 1948 colonial rule changed from British to Sinhalese in Ceylon. There was no independence and Tamils are still under a colonial rule, from white to brown. In a few years time Chinese will be the new colonial masters of Srilanka and Sinhalese will be crying like what Tamils do now.

    For Sampantha and Sumanthira it doesn’t matter who rules, their servitude will continue for ever unabated.

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    Tamil nationalists have specialized in sentimental and even emotive gestures lacking in political substance.
    They refrained from singing the national anthem even in Tamil, when it was legitimate. That it was national anthem that is most secular with no reference to race, religion or language and praising no individual but the country was never appreciated.
    They raised black flags on Independence Day after 1956 and the practice faded away for good after 1965 (and we know why).
    If CVW did not attend Independence Day celebrations since late 1950s, does it mean that Independence Day made sense to him even after 10% of the population was disenfranchised?
    *
    It is not unlawful to refuse to hoist the national flag. So by refusing the minister concerned was not risking punishment.
    But wisdom is something else. I am happy to note that CVW agrees on that point.
    But on his claim about the right of US citizens to burn the national flag, I have issues:
    Making it a punishable offence failed to become Law in 2006 because it missed the necessary 2/3 majority by one vote in the Senate.

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    The submission here is symbolic – on par with the civil peaceful disobedience campaign waged by Mahatma Gandhi.

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    Mr. Chief Minister: Please be aware that your “Kingdom” is predicted to be going under water. Already the sea has risen by 5 feet and the people living there fear some calamity to take place. These Natural Disasters cannot be prevented by “Jathi Alaya” (Tribal Love). Now take a very serious and cautious look at the geophysical changes that are taking place in the South East Asia Region since the last Tsunami. A very recent earth quake that took place in Tibet (6.5) has received very serious concerns of the scientists and that coupled with under sea disturbances in the region of the South, (close to your Kingdom) look very disturbing. If GOD willing, you could even be left with a small area with the Jaffna Fort as your “Kingdom”. Are you HAPPY then? OR the whole Island could vanish into the ocean bottom. Are you HAPPY then too. I think you would OPT for the second event.

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      Even if Jaffna kingdom goes under water +50% Tamils living among Sinhalese will be saved. But they will continue talking about a mythical Ealam until untill the whole island goes under water.
      Soma

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        Soma
        The vast majority of those who keep talking about Eelam are comfortably settled abroad.
        Separatism survives seriously among a handful living in Jaffna; but there is a general feeling of frustration about the failure of successive governments to address genuine grievances.
        False hope is given that the West will intervene, to prevent political dialogue across ethnic borders.
        Provocative statements only help the fanatics and mischief makers. Kindly think about it when you respond to senseless comments.

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    The national flag is federal in character, the Sinhalease, Tamils and Muslims are separated by strips and rectangle within the total.

    The two strips representing Tamils and Muslims are outside the borders of the area with the lion and bo leave representing the Sinhalease.

    The Sinhalease, the Tamils and Muslims are in separate compartments within the overall flag.

    it is recognition of federal concept.

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      No it is not It is a Sinhalese Buddhist flag, with two little lines denoting the Tamils and the Tamil Muslims inserted as an after thought to hoodwink everyone. If it represents everyone the Lion Symbol should go, otherwise the tiger symbol should also be included and anther symbol to represent the Muslim Tamils. Then truly national . Do not live in LA LA land

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        LOL…..

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          sach the stupid,

          “LOL” – Did you mean Lots of Love

          No thanks.

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        Real Siva,
        Actually the Orange stripe denotes ‘Maha Sanga’ and the green stripe denotes the agricultural Sri Lanka.

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          Johnny Baby

          And the whole flag is useful when Govia needs to tie an amude around his waist.

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    Why is it that we have an animal in our national flag unlike most of the other countries. Is it to show our ANIMAL INSTINCT?

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      The country’s national emblem is a superb caricature of the country’s Mahavamsa mindset.
      A lion holding a sword to indicate the majority race with it’s tongue out mockingly at two stripes of orange and green in colour which denote’s the country’s minorities with a raised tail exposing it’s posterior evacuation orifice to the opposite side.
      How ridiculously shallow is that mindset that conceived it to depict the nation’s flag, and all those Parliamentarians who decided to adopt it?

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        Uthugan

        According to Prof R A L H Gunawardana Cheras, Cholas and Pallavas too had lions on their flag which goes on to show the present day Sinhala/Buddhists are the descendants of the people of Tamilaham who brought their heritage to this island without realising that there were no trace of lions in this island nor it ever inhabited in the past except in the modern day zoo.

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    So pathetic, all you idiots trading insults on this forum..no wonder Sri Lanka is so messed up..

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    Dear Real Sivasankaran,

    Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately you could not think outside the box.

    I was really challenging the Sinhala racist.

    Their forefathers during 1948-1952 had already accepted the existence of different separate nations within Sri Lanka.

    They had recognised Tamil and Muslim nations and that they are separate from Sinhalese.

    It was not a unitary nation even at the time of independence.

    We have to move a little to have a federal or maximum power sharing.!

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      Sri Krish Thanks for the reply and your thoughts. The forefathers of the present day Sinhalese may have accepted the existence of the separate Tamil nation and Tamil Muslim people or pretended to accept until they gained independence but showed their true racist colours after independence by designing this racist flag showing Sinhalese supremacy. As for the present day so called Sinhalese I have no illusion , they are still trying to fool the world but are more openly racist as it has become acceptable to them. The forefathers pretended but these people do not. The irony is that most of them like this racist Shenal/Shenali are descended from recently migrated Indian Tamil immigrants but hate Tamils

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    Lion Flag with 2 strips to satisfy Tamils and Muslims is like giving TWO AMUDAYS to cover the nakedness of the Sinhala racist Policy.

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    The origin of the Sinhala race is of little consequence today in SRI Lanka where the Sinhalese call the shots. In fact in a public forum like this Tamils are ashamed to call themselves Tamils. Take Amarasiri, vedda, Burt etc are all “gandha gahana demalu” No amount of verbal garbage will deter the Sinhalese from keeping the demalas in their place. In Singapore the majority of Tamils are labourers, shit carriers, prostitutes and Serangoon Road is one big slum. The Chinese in Singapore look down on the Tamils as untouchables but have the highest regard for Sinhalese. These are facts and no amount of bleating can alter the course of facts.

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      Persy, are u btw related to that Edwin ?

      He had always been telling us the same … if any sinhalaya would stand against extremist in the country, according to you halparuwas they should be tamils. How come ?
      Where did you go to school if you have ever completed your schooling ?

      Amarasiria vedda and all of us worked to drive away ballige putha from his ´MUGABE style politics. But Sangayas back him today . However, if the current rulers would have been strict enough, we could get the bugger by his horns and put in jail for the rest of his life.
      We are fed up of Rajapakse extremists.
      Not all will support them, but significant grass eating masses. What matters is the numbers Percy ? How many Tamils and Sinhalayas living in S pore ?
      You please study the facts before coming to CT forum.
      Here you have no room at all man, so long you would not have facts in your hand.

      Just because few tamils add their thoughts to CT means, we must not brand this valauble forum as TAMIL forum:

      You guys are no second to that Wimal Weerwanse s cross implanted mouth piece.

      You sound to have much in common with Percy Mahinda Jarapakshe who looted the state to the core. Good luck man, see it beyond that can help you end up in Nirwana.

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      Percy

      You may unwisely think Sinhalese call the shots, it may soothe your ego however it is not true and you are as usual miserably wrong.

      Sinhalese nor Tamils aren’t important species to be powerful. They are stupid and cannot think for themselves, cannot see beyond their nose, will never stop digging, …………….

      Tell me one incident in which they were able to deliver what they idiotically set out to call the shots. Go back to 1948, 1956, 1987, ……………………..

      Dayan desperately needs a b***s carrier and it may suites you as you sound like a similar windbag.

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    Mr Wigneswaran’s wicked comments separate us more. He sounds very uneducated as well though he is well read.He or others will never find conclusive proof ever to their respective lines of arguments. Can anybody prove that so called God exists? That is why we are divided.If Mr W goes before a court of law and even attempts to prove what he stands for as a person suffering from an inferiority complex, he will fail miserably. He appears foolish when millions of Tamils respect the SL Flag. Now one wonders how he ,as a judge, considered the merits of a case when one party before him was not a Tamil.

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    Mr Wigneswaran incites violence when he refers to burning flags in the U.S. No old culture will condone that whether Asian ,European or African. Remember Mr W. we all have value systems coming from pur cultures. I HOPE SOMEONE WHO COULD AFFORD IT – legal fees etc.- TAKES MR W TO COURT for THAT SUGGESTION re BURNING THE FLAG (READ IN BETWEEN THE LINES) and TEACH HIM A LESSON.

    Mr W, do you know how old the U.S. CULTURE IS? HAVE YOU SECRETLY BURNED THE SL FLAG TO PLEASE YOUR TORMENTED SOUL LIKE AMERICANS that you mention & condone GROPING IN SECRET TOO. IS THIS A FREUDIAN SLIP?

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