17 October, 2017

No One Can Change The Destiny Of The Tamil People

By V. Anandasangaree –

V. Anandasangaree

This is an urgent invitation, coming from one who is one of the most senior Tamil politicians, of 84 years, still active in politics, to all the Sri Lankan Tamils living in Sri Lanka and elsewhere spread all over the world. The invitation is to know the truth, without being moved by sentiments and false reports. This is a desperate call to all young and old, students, teachers, undergraduates, professors, lecturers, doctors, engineers and above all every Tamil citizen. This need arose, due to the indifferent attitude many of us showed in the past to the ethnic problem, which after several years of  non violent agitation, arms struggle etc, ended up with the death of several thousand innocent people men women and children, youths of both sex and destruction of billions worth of property. All of us must admit that leaving the responsibility in the hands of a small group of persons had been our serious mistake. When we woke up we saw so much of destruction had taken place in our midst.

The country and the people, more particularly the Tamil people, are still in a confused state. It is my duty as far as possible to pull out the country and the people from the present confusion that is prevailing in the country. It is very unfortunate, although over a period of time I had been trying hard to impress on the Tamil people as to why this confusion arose, most of them don’t seem to have understood the problem properly. The route cause for the confusion is due to the trust and confidence the people still have on the TNA and the Federal Party and their leaders without realizing the extensive damage that had been caused to the Tamil people that cannot be valued in terms of money.

To start with the TNA, the people are still made to believe that the TNA is the savior of the Tamil people. I have made it very clear that it was neither founded by the LTTE nor by Taraki as people had been made to believe. At the most appropriate time in Feb 2004 Taraki made it clear that:-

1. The Tamil National Alliance has been made out to be more than what it actually is. If not for a variety of external pressures, it would have imploded at inception.

2. It is a myth that it is managed by the Liberation Tigers.

3. That some of the leading politicians have had no scruples in running with the hare and hunting with the hound and smartly exploiting the LTTE for their own political advantage.

4. That some of them wouldn’t even care two hoots for the struggle and the aspirations of the Tamil people. 

5. He had also said that even the name TNA was imposed by the Tamil media when the TULF and the All Ceylon Tamil Congress preferred to call it the ‘alliance of Tamil political parties’.

6. That the dominant image of the TNA as the political paw of the Tigers is deceptive.

8. That several interest groups in the North East should be brought under one Tamil National Umbrella regardless of their deep divisions and regardless of their long association with the military and allegations of rights abuses.

9. That when the matter was discussed with the Tamil United Liberation Front stalwart who strongly objected to the TELO and the EPRLF joining the proposed alliance claiming that the Tigers were completely opposed to the two groups.

10. That it was Karikalan a senior Tiger leader in the East who had said that the LTTE had no objection at all to the TELO and the EPRLF joining the alliance but also very keen that the two groups and the PLOTE should be brought under the Tamil National umbrella as soon as possible. (This was at a time when PLOTE,EPRLF and TELO were officially working with the Sri Lanka army in intelligence and counter insurgency operations)

11. That it was only at the eleventh hour that ACTC was persuaded to contest under the common ‘Rising Sun’ symbol. That the Federal Party gave up its long established ‘HOUSE’ symbol when the ‘Rising Sun’ was adopted by the Tamil national unity that emerged at the Vaddukoddai Conference that year, subsuming the ACTC and the FP by the new political identity of the TULF.

12. That is why one time ACTC stalwarts like M. Sivasithambaram and Anandasangaree continued their political carriers with the new political identity that they accepted with the forging of the TULF. Federal party leaders gave up their established political identity when the TULF was launched. Today the FP exists only on paper.

The above list is comprised of several extracts from an article of Taraki published on the 11th February, 2004. The contents of this article cannot be ignored. At the same time certain matters need some explanation. At that time in 2004 the people were made to believe that the TNA was a creation of the LTTE, that the LTTE had full control of the TNA and some other minor matters like some politicians making use of it for their personal benefits, that they were not much bothered for the struggle and aspirations of the Tamil people are matters that has shocked everybody. It is now very clear that under the name of the TNA the innocent people had been taken for a ride at heavy loss to them including loss of life. It is also clear that the TNA was formed by the TULF but named by the media although the TULF and the ACTC wanted it to be named as Alliance of  Tamil Political Parties.

Although much effort had been taken for over two years by a group of Tamil organizations to bring all Tamil political parties under one umbrella, those who were in the forefront did not whisper even one word about the unity of all political parties. If only they had made it known that unity of all Tamil political parties was sought, I don’t think ultimately the struggle would have ended in the death of several thousand men women, children and total eradication of a freedom movement with several thousand brave youths and their leaders.

What vicious intension the so called TULF stalwart had in telling the Tamil groups that the Tigers will not accept the EPRLF and the TELO joining the alliance we don’t know, but it was not done with good intension. Perhaps they were trying to promote their own political party, the Federal party.

On the whole it is very clear that all arrangements had already been made for the TNA to contest under one symbol the ‘Rising Sun’, a common policy and one party. It is very clear that the Federal Party successfully sabotaged this move.

If the 2004 election had been contested as planed by the Tamil groups with full backing of the LTTE there is no doubt that a party common to all with a common policy and the symbol of the TULF the ‘Rising Sun’ would have contested the 2004 general election and would have won all the 22 seats in a democratic way, the war would have stopped and talks would have started with the government. Above all several thousands and thousands of lives would have been saved. Today the country would have become prosperous with all problems the ethnic problem in particular, also would have reached a solution or at-least talks would have commenced with the government with hopes of a fair settlement. The defeat in the war, large scale loss of lives, the eradication of the freedom movement, if compared with the activities of the  TNA will clearly show that the TNA did not work in the interest of the Tamil people but only worked in the interest of some individuals. The activities of the Federal Party that functioned as a partner of the TNA, will be brought to light soon.

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    The writer invokes Taraki (DP Sivaram) frequently in his writings. But reference to his writings belong to a period before he got close to the LTTE.
    The TULF was a lost cause long before its name-board was snatched by the author with the blessings of CBK. If as the writer claims the FP exists only in name the ‘TULF’ led by the writer can only be located much lower.
    The writer was rejected by the Tamil people for his shameless collusion with the government at a time the people were wantonly killed. The writer’s cynical response to the killing of school children in Sencholai in an air raid is still fresh in the memory of many. His hesitation to demand the immediate release of people from the post-war detention camps was no sign of political courage or wisdom.
    His utterances are not in the interest of the Tamil people but designed to restore his place among the pantheon of untrustworthy Tamil leaders who have misled the Tamils for seven decades.

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      The only factor that could change the destiny of Tamils is world war three. It is already in progress albeit in a small scale, since the bombing of world trade centre in 2001. Middle east as per Orwell’s prediction is burning with Libya, Yemen, Syria and Iraq in pieces. Egypt escaped because it got rid of Islamic extremists which situation will not last long leading it to be destroyed internally. See how USA is manipulating. Their next target is Iran and without them starting a war with Iran, they are pressing Saudi Arabia to do it. Dragging in of Qatar is to hoodwink, as the main target is Iran. Once Iran is finished it will be Pakistan. The recent visit of Modi to Israel is a bad omen. Modi has been invited to lure him to start a war with Pakistan by promising him modern weaponry. Whether we like it or not, Jews are very clever and they are manipulating the world. There is tension in South China sea, with US planes flying over territory claimed by China as theirs, being the first country to challenge the supremacy of China. If the third world war breaks out, at the conclusion of it, may be a very long time, a new world order will come into being which will probably change the destiny of Tamils. Until then Tamils will have to bide their time. Recently I was asked by a friend, aren’t there any other ethnic group in the world who could match Jews. I said yes there is, and they are Tamils, who will get their due recognition .

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        Gnana
        Good speculations. Should venture into fiction writing.
        Tamils need good leaders. Otherwise poor and young Tamils get eliminated. I see no viable future Tamil leader in either SL or in Tamil Nadu India.

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          Do not be hasty. When you say good leaders do you mean ones who will accept crumbs thrown to them by Sinhalese. Even if Tamils have good leaders, Sinhala racists will not allow Tamils to prosper. See how Tamils are prospering in UK and Canada, which if they remained in Srilanka they would not have achieved. It is stated that the GDP of Srilankan Tamil diaspora is higher than that of Srilanka. Have you seen the Tamil yellow pages and have you visited Tamil market shows in UK and Canada. Sinhalese have started to copy Tamils in UK by issuing their yellow pages booklet which is no patch to the Tamil ones. Learn from Malaysia which despite its racist policies is allowing Chinese to prosper by which the country is prospering. If you allow Tamils to prosper in Srilanka, then certainly country will prosper When someone prospers try to emulate and come up rather than destroying him. This is the difference between Srilanka and UK or Canada where Tamils are not restrained. If Sinhalese will not shed their racism, and share power and territory with Tamils in a just manner, foreign intervention is inevitable. Do you honestly believe that China has set foot in Srilanka to help Sinhalese and not to destabilise India. War between India and Pakistan will cause mutual destruction of Pakistanis and North Indians, a divine retribution to both. As long as Indian foreign policy is determined by North Indian racists, there will be doom, as evidenced by what is happening in Srilanka.

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          “”I see no viable future Tamil leader in either SL or in Tamil Nadu India.””
          You can’t even dream in that deep well of yours. The Nadu Brahmin tamils are a hit in the USA for over a 100 years while your ancestors the servitude labour on the island were ruled until 1855- 1948 from Madras Presidency – therefore the island was prosperous and picturesque- In the english archives.
          But i don’t see the sinhala or ellam ever surviving as an independant nation. it will go the same way Nepal is developing to the liking of The Donald administration. Rail belt has matured even upto South Africa via Europe – clean cheap and faster while the sea is for piracy.

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        I tell you plainly and for sure there won’t be a third world war but there will be natural disasters, heavier than a nuclear war. Every powerful nation is afraid of another powerful nation so a third world war is not imminent. It is mentioned that Jaffna will go under water and another island cropping up, which is possible.
        A race or an ethnic group should have a place on earth, if there is none then there will be non existence of an ethnic group. That is why America created Jerusalem for the Jews.
        Can we create one for the Tamils. No

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          I pity your intelligence. Third world war is already on, not the conventional type that you are thinking of like the previous wars. I agree with you that super powers are afraid of each other, and that is the reason why this war is being fought on proxy by putting up counties against each other and super powers sitting at the back and reaping the benefits. This type of inter state conflict will expand engulfing countries other than those in the deep southern hemisphere. When even Maldives will not go under water at least for the next 200 years this talk of Jaffna going under water soon is all rubbish. Are you saying that sea level will rise only around Jaffna and nowhere else and no other part of Srilanka or neighbouring India will go under. You cannot create a state for Tamils but God will do it. Have you heard about the stone inscription in Koneswaram where it states that finally it will be returned to Vadugars ( Northerners – Jaffna Tamils or Indian Tamils or Telegus). Jaffna Tamils have Telegu genetic input. As Hindus we firmly believe that justice will finally win and therefore do not worry.

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          Sellam, don’t be so pessimistic – the process can be initiated by Tamil Nadu seceding from India and offering citizenship to all Tamils around the world. ——-
          Soma

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        Complete BS. I have been watching that you’re a pessimist. If you had had your pessimism 30 years back about LTTE’s capabilities, the destiny would have had a different shape by now

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam- P4P is all you need now hurry!
        We have heard your moaning and groaning long enough . Don’t tell us about a world at war we in the west are unaware of. As long as America Britain can sell their largest output Arms there is no world war in sight.
        The way the world sees the island is.it is the Tamils abroad who clamour for militancy, violence and Eelam.
        you are a tiger in all aspects there is nothing you will get and neither will the muslim or sinhalese So stop the bully guy tactics.
        Little village toads your days were over at nandikadal and with it the island itself.

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    ” the tragedy of the Tamil race is the existence of a set of self seeking sycophants making the sweet speech of saviours. If the Tamils are ever to regain their birthright in Ceylon they should send away the present saviours of the Tamil congress and the Federal Party ”

    This was from Dudley Senanayake during the District Council bill debate in 1968. This applied to Sankary Aiya too.

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    I presume, you mean Tamils living in Sri Lanka.
    The Sri Lankan diaspora Tamil’s children ( the one’s I know) dont even speak Tamil.They are integrating and living happily all over the world.
    Tamils in India are living happily in Tamilnadu.

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    As far as the interactions with the Sinhalese are concerned during the 30 year war TNA was the political wing of LTTE and LTTE was the military wing of TNA. Their symbiotic relationship was official. LTTE physically cleansed the TNA of undesirable elements and thereafter TNA requested the Sri Lankan government and the International Community to recognize LTTE as the sole representatives of the Tamils. Tamils outside Sri Lanka did not make any differentiation between TNA and LTTE and extended their full support for all Ealam wars waged on the Sri Lankan state by the LTTE. Tamils who vote for TNA annually commemorate the LTTE carders who died in the war. ——-
    Soma

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      somass ji ——-The Sinhala/Buddhists who voted for the JVP annually commemorate the JVP terrorists who were killed by the state war criminals.

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        Native Naxalite Vedda
        like baliolu laloo and his new delhi boru who hid behind sobita you can’t catch trout. wisdom (buddha) begins when you call by the right name- don’t spend it all.
        Whooohooo you can call Honey jar!!

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    No One Can Change The Destiny Of The Tamil People – you mean its doomed?

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      an island that spawned toads with no respect for self even though wearing the english trouser and blogging unable to regulate self.

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    Anandasangaree was born into a Hindu family, was a Trotskyite, was lot of other persuasions and now is a born again Hindu – very superstitious Hindu at that to talk of destiny. He is sincere but so are the other leaders.

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    Mr. Anandasangary

    Whatever you said is immaterial now. ethnic crisis here in sri lanka gone beyond repairs I feel.hate generated during war between two races is very big.both side look at each other with suspicions. sinhalese look at tamils and treat tamils with hate and so do tamils.sometimes newly born generation of both side after bloody war may look at each other in different way but existing generation would look at each other with hate and suspicions. more recent and old historical events are adding to it.Sinhalese feel tamils are historical and traditional enemies of sinhalese and tamils feel sinhalese are historical traditional enemies. that is the reality of our societies in both sides. tamils want entire lanka without sinhalese and sinhalese want entire lanka without tamils. that is the reality in our societies now. with that mindset of both community, A settlement is impossibility, one day another war may broke out and continue till either existence of sinhalese or tamil..communities end.that is the ground realities here. as such our present generation of both sides should act very carefully in order not to pass our generations hate of each other to future generations.it is upto politicians like you to do that.in both the sides

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      Please do not spread falsehoods. Tamils never before and not in the future want to get rid of Sinhalese from the island. All what Tamils ask is give us our fair share of the land and let us live in peace. Even Prabaharan had no intention to drive Sinhalese out of the country. Since Independence it was the policy of the Sinhala government to reduce Tamil population. When we were young we were told by our Sinhala friends of this intention. Deportation of 50% of Tamils of recent Indian origin under Srima-Shastri pact and murder and ethnic cleansing of 30% of Ceylon Tamils is part and parcel of this program. Even Dayan Jayatilleke in his previous articles has said about making Tamils a manageable minority by reducing their population. Look at the direction that new constitution making to share power is going. Despite Tamils dropping independence and accepting devolution under a unitary state, Sinhalese are not willing to move forward with Buddhist priests vowing to scuttle the process. When fairly and squarely Sinhalese are faulty, why blame Tamils.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

        read history of this issue.sinhalese tolerated tamils very much even last three kings of sinhale were nayakkar tamils. but tamils through out the history wanted to clean out sinhalese from this land. it started with Elara. but dutu gamunu did not do ethnic cleansing though he had every opportunity to do that. that is the history .in recently concluded war our soldiers could have killed all the tamils, that prabakeran took as human shield but rescued them.very fair handling from sinhalese side but tamils side killing of the sinhalese is the story. as per dravidian theory, defeating poor and dominating them is tamil.s theory.. millions of dravidians in south india to support tamils murderous theory but sinhalese do not have such support.history may vouch for it. as such for survival sinhalese have to deal with all tamil dravidians very cautiously. their main purpose and aim is to clean entire sinhalese population from planet of earth like nasar theory to clean entire world from jews. Sinhalese know it very well. Tamils main idea to clean sinhalese population from planet of earth. just like Arab theory on jews. that was why prabakeran made that hate worsen by killing innocent sinhalese population.he knew he could not achieve Elam in his life time but he made every effort to make it continuous process.no tamil want to see sinhalese live separate entity in the world. south indian situation is same. Since dravidian domination in south india they tried hard to clean up sinhalese from planet of earth and make entire south india dravidian dynasty. still that theory is continuing. your mind knows it very well Mr. Sankaralingam but your heart says something else. Tamils are traditional historical enemy of sinhalese race. that is the eternal truth..

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          As long as the Brahmin rules India there is nothing the islands toads from anywhere in the world can do but pull dung carts.- laotse.

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            Should not be misconstrued:
            When the Brahmin prevails not, horses are trained for battle,
            when the Brahmin prevails horses are trained to pull dung carts- Laotse.

            Learn to respect the owner neighbour western values are for the west not because you wore western clothes after they left.

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