19 September, 2019

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Only A ‘Sinhala-Buddhist-Govigama’ Candidate Can Win The Presidential Election: Vasu

Leftist nationalist Vasudeva Nanayakkara interestingly claims that it is not only Sinhala Buddhist but also someone from the Govigama caste has the potential to win the presidential election.

Vasudeva Nanayakkara

In an interview with a social media outlet the ripe politician brings in caste when the interviewer asks him if only a Sinhala Buddhist can win the presidency.

“Sinhala Buddhsit Govigama,” he answers and immediately states that the caste system was seen to be broken with President R Premadasa being elected.

80 years old Nanayakkara who is the leader of the Democratic Left Front and a Joint Opposition stalwart supporting the Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency said that a Sinhala-Buddhist-Govigama leadership is still what the leadership line up looks to be although this norm was broken with the appointment of Ranasinghe Premadasa as President.

But he goes on to say that President Premadasa became the president at that time mainly due to the necessity with the circumstances that existed then due to the JVP insurrection and was heavily opposed by the high caste members of the party at that time.

“Currently it is a Sinhala-Buddhist-Govigama person that can win the leadership of the country. The mentality of this country was that only a Sinhala-Buddhist-Govigama person can be selected as the President of this country. However, that was broken with the appointment of President Ranasinghe Premadasa we came out of feudalism. We should see how we can improve this even further,” Nanayakkara said.

While acknowledging that the cast system is broken to a certain extent in Colombo it is not so the case in the North, East and South where it prevails strongly.

It was pointed out by him that similar to what Sajith Premadasa is facing today there was heavy objection within the hierarchy of the party and the so-called high classed people for Ranasinghe Premadasa to run for Presidency.

Commenting on how much of an impact the National Suit had on a candidate’s ability to attract votes he went on to say that it does have an impact is given it represents the identity of the people. He further stated that although people do not tend to personally adopt this they would prefer their national identity being portrayed through their leader in such ways.

A political commentator analysing the interview showed Colombo telegraph the interesting trends on what the people look for, according to the interview, in their leader is at a contrast between the SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa who does not wear the national suit and the UNP candidacy hopeful Sajith Premadasa who does not hail from the Govigama caste but from a much lower caste.

When asked if the country needs a Sinhala Buddhist leader he goes on to say that we don’t need a Sinhala Buddhist leadership but a Sri Lankan leader, who is acceptable by all races in the country.

“However, in an election the Sinhala Buddhist, given its majority, it is difficult to build up a leadership without pre conditions of the Sinhala Buddhists. Therefore, without the influence of the Sinhala Buddhist elements it is difficult to bring a leader that is accepted by the whole country,” he said.

Commenting on an array of questions the senior parliamentarian went on to say that this country should not be owned by the Sinhala Buddhist but is mainly influenced by its culture purely on their dominance.

“Since this is a country where the majority is Sinhala Buddhist and since its culture has built upon it we should understand that the country has adopted these cultural norms, however, we should not claim that this country is owned by the Sinhala Buddhists due to this reason,” he said.

Nanayakkara who was known for his opposition for naming Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) camp went on to say that his critical line of Gotabaya Rajapaksa changed after discussions with him.

“At the moment Gotabaya has gained a lot of momentum within the camp and out of it as well. After having a discussion with him and with our camp deciding to select him as the presidential candidate I had to change my opinion of him. On the first day of discussion, I told him that we oppose his military-style also the commanding effect he has. He then agreed to state that it came with his military background in the military for 20 years and agreed to change to suit a politician in this new role”, Nanayakkara said.

When asked if Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be a dictator he said that it is not the case now however it was before. “His military-style means a dictatorial leadership and we cannot accept that in a democratic framework,”.

However, he acknowledged that their camp has already decided that the Prime Minister will be Mahinda Rajapaksa. He also went on to say that the leader of this coalition will remain to be Mahinda Rajapaksa, although it has always been the President who was elected as the leader this the time it will not be the case.

Throughout the interview, he takes the line that although Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the Presidential candidate it is the Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa who is considered the real leader in the camp. (By Anuruddha Singgapuli)

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    Leftist nationalist Vasudeva Nanayakkara ,

    “Throughout the interview, he takes the line that although Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the Presidential candidate it is the Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa who is considered the real leader in the camp”

    Thanks for your forthright opinions. So socialism and egalitarianism has quite a ways to go in the Land of Native Veddah Arethho illegally occupied by the Paras from Bharat. .

    So, does it mean that Sajth Premadas or Sarath Fonseka are not acceptable to the Govigama Sinhala Buddhists compared to Govigama Sinhala Buddhist Ranil Wickramasinghe? Is Sinhala “Buddhism” , Buddhism?

    What about Barak Obama? He is not a Govigama Sinhala Buddhist, but an American Citizen just like Gotabaya Rajapaksa?

    So socialism and egalitarianism has quite a ways to go in the Land of Native Veddah Arethho illegally occupied by the Paras from Bharat. .

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      The biggest governance scandal in not elections candidates and their Govi or SInhale Buddhist status, but the fact that the Provincial Councils (PC) system which was set up to enable minorities has been destroyed by US puppet Bondscam Ranil and his Saudi funded Muslim network– Mustapha, Bathudeen and Hizbullah.

      US puppet Bond Ranil who claims to be the saviour of minorities, with the “advice” of Millennium Challenge Corpoation (MCC), fake development experts, has worked to ensure that the provincial land grab can be done bi-passing the PCs so that US military bases and servicing facilities could be set up in the Mannar- Willpattu, northern and eastern provinces.
      This is why the Provincial Council system has been destroyed to enable the US landgrab. Vasu must open his eyes and focus on this MMC scam.
      Civil society must move the courts on urgently holding PC elections as the MCC landgrab project is on going and PCs must block this at they did when they rejected the MCC Development Special Provisions Bill in 2016 and the Divineguma Super Ministry Bill of US citizen Basil Rajapassa and MCC to land grab and destroy agriculture..

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      Worst case scenario is a Muslim becoming the president. Given that the damages they have been doing to Sri Lanka as ministers, government officials, etc.

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        Yes, the prominent Muslim politicians have been disgusting opportunists. But please don’t over-generalise.
        .
        Please find out about Imtiaz Bakeer Markar. I’ve never met him, but I’ve heard him, and heard of him. Wonderful guy.

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        Everywhere fast food & junk food stalls, food tables with chairs in the middle of the roads, and drivers have to say Salam and drive their vehicles without disturbing them. Also all roads become cricket grounds after 11 pm, and during Ramadan, no need to describe

        Smuggle drugs, get rich quick. Buy too many cars and park everywhere as you like. Teen boys can dance naked in the Galle face ground till the morning, and if they see any women even older mothers, no matter will tease with filthy language.

        These Rottie kade Muslim can increase 10 Rs on each dirty rotty if there is 2 Rs per KG increase for flour. They can sell Muslim dirty burger at 550 Rs while BK’s burger is selling at less than Rs. 300. Not just that, you see doctors, lawyers and other professionals in increase as they can play any game at the exams.

        Give life to houses and fences, so they grow bigger upto public roads, and they will make sure the public roads shrink to somewhat a trishaw only can travel with lots of zigzag dancing.

        Muslim mothers can sleep until 2pm and SUN TV serials can start from 3PM till 1AM..

        Thank god, Sinhalese are ruling this country that we still have some relief. Best is I am a Muslim and I write good about them here…lol

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        John,

        Find a Para-Muslim who does not follow the instructions of the Ulama (prostrate to the Ulama) or find a Para-Sinhala Buddhist who does not prostrate to the saffron clad monks, and who can think, reason and have high enough IQs well above the mean of 79, and they should be qualified.

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      Very true.
      Also what has the ‘Sinhala Govigama Buddhist’ leaders of Sri Lanka, done for the development of Sri Lanka and its citizens since ‘Independence’ ? The ‘Christian Suddha’, the Sinhala Buddhist love to chastise for governing the country, developed (roads, railway, export crops), established a fine ‘corruption free’ civil service for administration, courts of laws,police, tri-forces, parliament, etc which has now gone to the dogs under the Sinhala Buddhist leaders. The latter only know to rob, corrupt, mislead and divide and rule; thus the trump card ‘Sinhala Buddhist’. Why not ask for aid and investors only from ‘Buddhist’ countries?
      Sri Lanka will develop the day it becomes a secular state and appoints a leader, who will unite its citizens as Sri Lankans and ban segregation under race and religion.
      All religious leader must make this choice for the future of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans.

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      “Land of Native Veddah Arethho illegally occupied by the Paras from Bharat.”
      Correction! Land of Native Sinhalayo and Veddah Aethho illegally occupied by the Paras from Malabar brought by Portuguese, Dutch and British.
      —–
      According to Ranaweera et. al. who conducted research on genetics:
      “The haplotypes and analysis of molecular variance revealed that Vedda people’s mitochondrial sequences are more related to the Sinhalese than the Indian Tamils’ sequences.”
      This means Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo are relatives because they evolved in this country. The others in Sinhale are ‘Paras’.

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        Eagle Eye,

        Take some comprehension, reasoning, critical thinking, molecular genetics and molecular biology classes. You will ultimately understand why the Sinhala are Para-Sinhala, just like the Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims etc. Take the “Academic” Raj , the Anthropology Prof. from Kaleniya University, and the followers of Ptolemy, the geocentric believers as well, because the Sun rises from the east and the sets in the West .

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        Eekel Guy, do not misinterpret the results of the genetic study. No one disputes that Veddhas are not related to Indian Tamils. The ethnic group in the world who are closely related to Sinhalese than any other are Ceylon Tamils, as both have the same genetic composition in slightly varying proportion. In the study conducted, Veddha DNA contributes 9% in Sinhalese to 6% in Ceylon Tamils. When this is so how can you say that Sinhalese with 91% foreign genes have evolved in Sri Lanka, and that Ceylon Tamils with 6% Veddha genes are complete foreigners. Just like Aryan myth which has now been trashed, this Veddha claim will receive the same fate soon.

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          Gnana,

          Yes, Sinhalese are genetically affiliated with the Aryans who invaded North India, while Ceylon Tamils, who are genetically South Indian, are strongly affiliated with the Australian Aboriginees who inhabit Australia. For example, according to one study, “This is further substantiated by a VNTR study, which found 70-82% of Sinhalese genes to originate from Bengali admixture.” According to another study, ““Dr Pugach, however, also discovered something else. There is a pattern of SNPs in aboriginal Australians that is not found in people from New Guinea or the Philippines. But it is found in some Indians—particularly in Dravidian speakers from the southern part of the subcontinent. That discovery both meshes with the Y-chromosome data and enriches it, because the pattern of the SNP data meant that she and her colleagues could calculate when the Indian genes (and thus the Indians who carried them) arrived in Australia.”
          ——–

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    What Proof do you have that the Rajapakses are Sinhala, Buddhist and Govigama; Except that they have been saying so for the last few Hundred Years?
    In Fact How does anyone know that they can call themselves Sinhala and Govigama except that their parents told them so!
    One can only call Oneself a Buddhist if One Understands the Dhamma, and acts Like One, with Meththa and Karuna to all Beings; not Just for Oneself and One’s Family!

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      e.g.
      Most Young people do not know what their Caste is, until they tell their Parents that they want to get Married.
      It is Then, that the Parents go searching around for the intended Partner’s Caste!
      Does Caste matter in this Day and Age?

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      Hamlet,
      It appears that the intention of this short essay is to bring the ugly head of the outdated caste system back into the politics with the aim of mudslinging at Sajith via an indirect source of Vasu. This is no different from manipulating the race/religion for narrow political gains. I believe that all the civilized public must rise against these kinds of cheap politics!

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    My Dear Vasu……

    What if ONLY “Sinhala-Buddhist-Govigama” men are eligible for a parliamentary seat??

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      BuikiPala,
      That is the case with the Malwatte Chapter, only Para-Sinhala Govigama Buddhist monks can enter and become Mahanayakas
      , not the non-Govigama Paras, such as from the Amarapura Nikaya,

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    CT, Thanks for publising the ‘full’ interview and the video where VN expressed the headlined view.
    ;
    A full reading of the interview shows that he has simply made an observation on the political realities of Sri Lanka, and the talk about ‘Goigama’ does not seem to, in anyway, suggest that he approves of such silly beliefs.
    ;
    It must also be remembered that VN, coming from the supposed Navandanna or Vishwakula cast (as the name suggests) of Akmeemana, couldn’t and wouldn’t have subscribed to such a view .
    ;
    The morale of the news item is that headlines can often be misleading, and astute readers always need to read or view the full story in order to get the context

    Thanks.

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      Thanks, Sivaguru Tampoe,
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      Your comment caused me to spend 40 minutes or whatever, listening to the full interview. Heard in context, the bit about caste was not so bad.
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      It is true that I regard Vasu as a turncoat. It is also true that he’s a fine speaker and actor, so he can come up with performances which allow him to gloss over his bad record over the past twenty years or so. I’d like to know what more knowledgeable guys than I make of this speech of his
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      I don’t have detailed knowledge of castes, but someone said right that a child acquires a caste mainly through what hi/her parents have told them. I’ve heard it said that the wealth of the Nanayakkaras (they still have a 550-acre tea estate in Wanduramba) was piled up by his father. He was into business and may have belonged to this caste you refer. I have met his mother, a Wijesekera Dissanayake from Urala (near Wanduramba). She was the Walawwe person.
      .
      Please listen to the entire video before you make up your mind about Vasu being a total villain. Sure, he’s no heroic figure any more.

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    A man who started political carrier by saying there should be no race, caste, creed preferences, now saying ‘Sinhala-Buddhist-Govigama only’ speaks about true beliefs. The only thing he believes in political opportunism.
    All politicians are the same. They simply want to cheat the masses using attractive slogans to win the election to better only themselves.

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      The downfall of nations has been racism and communalism. These were the tools of the western imperialists when they colonized the world.
      Sri Lanka is getting into the same stride , not capture other countries but to self district the nation.
      Mahinda and Ranil are using the same tactics in running or ruining their political parties.
      End of the day, these politicians come with just one agenda and that is to serve themselves and let the nation ride on the journey it’s own people have drawn out through their ballot.

      Of the lot , Sajith Premadasa being comparatively youthful , shines above the rest

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    Dear Shri,

    When these people pass a certain age, they get dementia and other cognitive problems,
    this is nothing to get alarmed.

    I don’t think the people of Sri Lanka will take this shit anymore.

    I urge Sri Lankan voters to vote for a progressive leader who is less than 55 years old with sound thinking, Whatever the race, religion, cast or gender

    At least they should last the 4 year term!!!!!

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    Hooray, fully agree!!!!!
    But, don’t mix up Govigama with Bathgama. When you say Govigama, it should be Govigama.
    I guess about 60% Sinhalese are Govigama people.
    The real Govigama people have a village name attached to their birth names, as during ancient times, Sinhalese were recognized from the name of the village their ancestors were born, followed by the title name granted by Sinhalese Kings.
    That means, Wickremasinghe, Rajapaksa, Premadasa and Dissanayake are disqualified already.
    Good job, Vasu. Keep up the good work, ok.

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      Not 60% but around 50% . This proves what Tamil people have always stated . The Sinhalese are racist , religious fanatics and far more casteist than the Tamils. The Sinhalese will never vote for a non Sinhalese to be a leader , let alone want them to be a head of a government department. They will always look for a Sinhalese Buddhist from the Govigamma caste to lead them , Sinhalese Christian Govigamma, like the Bandaranaickes and Jayawardenes and WIckremesinghes have to convert to Buddhism or pretend to be Buddhist to lead the Sinhalese and be elected by them. Even Rajafakse has to downplay the fact that his wife is a Catholic. Premadasa was an aberration and he was soon bumped off by the upper caste Govigamma mafia and the blame , as usual laid on the hands of the LTTE. Now they will have to find other on Sinhalese scape goats to lay the blame in case another non Govi is accidently elected. Most probably the Muslims. Tamils are also caste conscious but only in private matters like marriage but do not let caste or religion affect their judgement, when it comes to other matters , at least the Sri Lankan Tamils. Indian Tamils are the opposite , caste and religion is an issue to them , just like the Sinhalese. Sri Lankan Tamils will choose someone as theri leader , whom they feel is the bestl. This why they choose Chelvanayagam despite being a Christian over other Hindu leaders and now Sumanthiran. They do not bother about caste , despite 50% of the Sri Lankan Tamil population belonging to the upper Vellalar caste ( Hindu or Christian) , Vellupillai Pirapakaran , belonging to the Karaiyar caste whom the Vellalar consider to be lower than them , was able to lead them.

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      Champa; does this mean that you call yourself a Goviya?

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        Hamlet
        Not a Goviya, I hail from original Govigama caste.
        Many people think Govigama people are Goviyas or farmers, they are not.
        Bathgama people are the Rice (Bath) Cultivators who were predominant, initially, in the upcountry region. In order to repress Govigama supremacy, the British has accorded various titles to this sub group.
        Original upper Govigama people were Administrative (Government) Officials who directly worked for Sinhalese Kings.
        Re: your question about me, yes, my birth family name (the surname which was called title name ancient time) denotes that my very first ancestors were Accountants who maintained the vast granary accounts of Sinhalese Kings thousands of years ago.

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          Champa,
          Thousands of years ago they used the abacus. Guess your birth family name is something similar.

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            Steve – “Chimpa” ?

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          Champa ;
          You are very Clever at Proclaiming that You are from a Superior Caste!
          This is the First time that I heard that ‘Goviyas’ were The Government Officials who worked as Administrators for the Sinhalese Kings!
          On which Rock Inscriptions did you find the Records of your ‘Very First Ancestors’ who were Accountants?

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            Hamlet
            I don’t have to proclaim. It’s a fact that all original Sinhalese were given title names by Sinhalese Kings. Yes, Govigama people were in Sinhalese Kings’ officialdom.
            I believe that there are about 40,000 people out of 15M Sinhalese, who share my birth surname!!! The difference is based on the village name attached to it.
            During Sinhalese monarchy, all lands belonged to the King and all citizens who worked for him, from officials to suppliers, were given title names and treated as equals.
            IN ANCIENT LANKA, THERE WAS NO CASTE SYSTEM.
            The birth of the Sinhalese caste system occurred during British era!
            Govigama, which is the upper most, has many sub-groups. Bathgama tops the sub group.
            Many Sinhalese who were former suppliers of various items and services to Sinhalese Kings were actually Govigama people who come under sub-groups, but later labeled as low caste based on their occupation, which is wrong.
            Until the British period, there was no “Radala” group. It was created by British to give prominence to those who served them and later honoured them by placing their residences above other people’s homes which were called Walawwas.
            If you are curious how do I know, I did Sociology for my external degree, but, funny enough, failed. I couldn’t study or go for classes regularly as I was in a challenging situation and my degree was an express degree. After GAQ I sat for the degree within months although in actual terms I should have studied at least one year. I mostly learnt from my brother’s notes. Anyways, I passed Economics and Political Science which are considered as difficult subjects, but failed the easy subject Sociology. Then I reapplied. After that it was self-learning and that is how I learnt about Sinhalese/Indian caste system.

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              Champawati
              you are right you are not Lankawe Champa; Brazil Champa,. You have no knowledge of farming, but know only your caste job, dancing.
              Economics has nothing in that to master. So it is too easy subject. But if you are getting in to Economic analysis you may be getting into Differentiation- integration, Heavy Algebra, Graphs…. Then there is something to understand.
              “ Calculus is one of the simplest, and more important, mathematical tools in economics. Differential calculus, functions, limits, and derivatives are used to measure economic information. Economic models, for instance, intensively use differential equations “ When I was there, in A/L, Ceylon had double math plus Economic Analysis as a division, too. I believe now it is closed down.
              The sociology you read is a material written by the bald heads. You better go to Manikka Kankai & take a bath or that Thosham will not leave you. Buddha is Kshatriya, which is Second class in Varna caste. It not British Colonialist introduced cates in Lankawe. Sinhala Caste system does not have Brahmin in that. Ceylon (Sinhala & Tamil) caste system evolved separate from North Indian and specifically TN too. This system existed in TN around Sangam time. Original Eelam community migrated from TN before Sangam time. The language Ceylon Tamils speaks clearly indicates that. That is why even in Jaffna, there is no Jaffna Brahmins, all migrated from TN. Sinhala historians believes invaded medieval Chola Kings introduced Brahmins in Ceylon.
              It was mainly TN kings’ ruled Sinhalese. They too are considered Velir. Velir or Kings always owned all lands in all Feudal system. You may know Velir is the Vellala. Farming these days is not caste job. Most of the farming is done by those who did not get government jobs, so the lower castes. Just don’t brag blindly that you are not coming from the families did farming. King’s accountants are third castes. They are second to Velir. In Chankiliyan’s Jaffna court all ministers were vellala.

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                Mallaiyuran
                I had a list of title names accorded by Sinhalese Kings which gives the description of the service they rendered. As soon as I found my notes, I shall publish the list. Govigama people owned dry lands and wet lands (paddy field). Bathgama were the people who cultivated kings’s rice fields. Hence, the word “Bath.”
                Starting from the last para of your comment, no Tamil King ruled ancient Lanka. Elara was not a king in South India. Kalinga Magha was not a king in South India. Arya Chakravarti was a sea pirate who landed in Lanka looking for treasure. They were treated as kings purely because they, either ruled from Anuradhapura where Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi was situated or were in possession of the Sacred Tooth Relic which is regarded as the symbol of kingship.
                Vellalars are ordinary farmers. They have no royal blood. Only Pandya and Karaiyar have real royal blood with whom Sinhalese kings maintained a good rapport those days.

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              GOVIGAMA – UPPERMOST ha ha! u must be kidding woman! here’s how caste system arose in sri lanka. ven. mahinda brought all castes around 500 people from kshatriya RULING CLASS, brahmin (priests cclass) Vaishy (goviyas and rest) and shudra (cleaning) even RADAL is not a caste but ARISTOCRACY even a washer woman married to a britisher was an aristo. where di u learn about caste??????

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                Suni vijaya
                Hooooooooo, where did you learn about Sri Lanka’s history???????
                Arahat Mihindu Thero didn’t come with 500 people!!!!!!
                He only came with 5 other Bhikkus, namely; Ittiya, Uttiya, Sambala, Bhaddasala, a Samanera called Sumana and a layman called Bhanduka Upasaka. Thats all.
                “Make your lies at least believable,” a quote by the PCoI.
                Radala group, who helped the British the smooth transition of power and administration, was created by the British to keep them above Govigama.

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      Champa,
      How come your caste champion did not select a Sinhalese- Buddhist- Govigama for his sons-in -laws.

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      The real surname of the Sinhalese is the ge name, but with colonization the western type surname appeared. however all the politicians you mention do have ge names which may give some idea about what caste they belong to.

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    todays leftists are all frauds
    since their days are long over they cling to other parties who will give them some place to keep the home fires burning
    dayan is a good example

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    Communist Pakaya needs Old Brother Prince to get American Visa to go to America and do shopping. Opportunistic politician, Pakaya knows Mahaya Viyath’s economic policies are free market and globalization. That is the only way Lankawe to stay out of economic sanctions.

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    Anyone can win the presidential election if they are capable. Look at the UNP, the leadership has been hijacked by Anglican Ranil for 30 years counting. No one is able to get rid of him, what is the reason? Of course, we should keep in mind that the majority of the country (more than 80%) is Sinhala-Buddhist. Therefore, it is not possible to win an election without winning the vote of the Sinhala-Buddhists. This has to do purely with numbers, not ethnicity or religion. Therefore, a candidate who campaigns on a separatist platform or does not show respect for Buddhism (including monks) is unlikely to win the election.

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      Racist ,only 75% of the country is Sinhalese and 70% Buddhist.. Ranil may have been born an Anglican , just like his uncle JR and SWRD but all three pretended or converted to Buddhism for political reasons, as they knew that Sinhalese Buddhist bigots like you will never vote for anyone other than a Sinhalese Buddhist Govigamma. They were Sinhalese and Govigamma but not Buddhists, so conveniently converted to win over Sinhalese Buddhist racist bigots like you.

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        Sinhalese don’t even practice cast, except for some Kandyans. It is you Vellalar Tamils who use Thesavalamai to discriminate against other all Tamils. That is why low-caste Prabhakaran finished off the high-caste TULF (Amirthalingam, Duraiappah, etc.) and took power for himself. Secondly, the Vellalars are low-caste farmers in Tamil Nadu, they ran away to Sri Lanka in the 13th century and invented a new history to make themselves feel better.

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          Keep on lying and distorting history , racist living the good life in London

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    vasideva please confirm whether your in-law vickednaseswaran also a singala govigama budist as you also wish to be called.in your old days you must clarify whether you are talking using your mouth and brain or through your ass.SINCE OF LATE YOU HAVE BECOME THE REAL POLITICAL BABOON IN SRILANAKA.DO NOT WORRY GOTHAPAYA WILL APPOINT YOU AS A MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ANGODA MENTAL HOSPITAL.

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    TRIBALISM AT ITS BEST. the low caste GOVIYA became the ruling class and KSHATRIYAS the kings, ruling class dragged down to TRADES level! PARAKRAMERBAAHU will be raising his head from his grave so would vijayabaahu, and all BAAHU kings!!! in INDIA the tradition still remains as it should be anyway for those stupids who believe in tribalism! what a mess we are in sri lanka. RADALA, anyone married to british those days, is aristocracy and nothing to do with caste but even that has been distorted in SL. DROP THIS MAJORITY MINORITY CRAP!!!!

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      All the so called Bahus have a Pandian Tamil ancestry. This is why Parakramabahu built a statue in honour of the father of the Tamil language Saint Agathiar. Now incorrectly being called his statue. Go to any part of South India and the statues honouring saint Agathiar , are just like the so called statue of King Prakramabahu. Yes they will all be turning in their graves to know that their descendants are now beating the anti Tamil drum, in the name of Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism.

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        Nonsense, Bahu is a king mentioned in the Puranas. He is the founder of the Ikshvaku dynasty, the same as Gautama Buddha. These people were royalty, not Tamil fishermen.

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          The only nonsense here is you Chingkallam. You are an out and out racist and it is oozing out of all your comments

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    ‘I told him that we oppose his military-style also the commanding effect he has. He then agreed to state that it came with his military background in the military for 20 years and agreed to change to suit a politician in this new role”,

    Is it ONLY the 20 years in the Military? How about the 10 years he was Defence Secretary (2005 – 2014) where he had also the Authority to do whatever he wanted and act with immunity?

    Is his Military style so easy to change specially when he has More Power and Authority as President with Constitutional immunity?

    Vasu, the old man, Gota may be able to fool senile revolutionaries like you but he can’t fool All the people of Sri Lanka. Should Gota become President, God Forbid, I wish you will live another 4 years and see for yourself how Gota fooled you so easily.

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    vasu you dried fruit you are living in the past
    preme broke the caste barrier and todays young people dont know what their caste is
    if the country had taken king nissanka mallas advice in his famous rock inscription not to allow govigamas to rule this country sri lanka would not be in the sad plight we are now

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    Does the constitution specifically say that Singhlla Buddhist Govi gama can only become a president? How about Kandyan Radala Buddhist singhala when compared to low country converted govigama singhala How about a beautiful half najed Rodio woman or a washer or barber’s son

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    Vasu got it wrong again. Only a Govigama Sinhala moada “PAKAYA” and an alpha make can rig the election and get away with this robbery by contesting against another Sinhala PONNAYA.

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    Stone Age Propaganda

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    These type of opinions of trouble makers such as these should not be even published in the media, but condemn in the highest possible manner.

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    So, on a common caste sentiment the Govigama Sinhalayo of the SOUTH can strike a common deal with the Jaffna HINDU VELLALAR caste LED BY SAM, SUMAN and MAVI and rule the Island as United Ekiya Rajya and take out of this impasse.

    With NANAYAKARA AND WIKKI COMBINATION AN EASY WIN SEEMS POSSIBLE.
    LONG LIVE APPE Anduwa !

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    Can Gota win with only Govigama votes and Buddhist vote what are talking Vasu

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    At last Vasudeva let the cat out to sustain his survival in politics. It may be his last triumph card, he cannot be blamed as Vasu has become a bankrupt politician.

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    Can Gota win without Govigama and non Buddhist vote what are you talking Vasudeva

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    He forgot to add the down country part, preferably from deep south attribute to the Sinhala, Govi, Buddhist qualification.
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    As a matter of fact, he is not creatung this or lying. It is the mindset of the average sinhala Govigama Buddhist person from the south.
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    Sinhala, Govi, Buddhist from the south think that it is our birth right to lead and in-fact we own the country.
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    We will vote for the most useless devil as long as these 4 criteria are met.
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    When it comes to this we don’t care or regard upcountry, Sinhala Buddhist, down country, sinhala other casts or religion, talkless of Tamils or muslims.
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    This is the primal mindset of the average sinhala govi person.
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    The other casts are resigned to this. No one will comeout and openly challenge this.
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    Hence RW and Gota are capitalizing on this unwritten yet very real rule and leaving the counrty with very little options.
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    I wonder when we will be able to set ourselves free from this primitive, narrow-mineded, brutal mindset?
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    The buddha taught us to let go of petty and illogical thinking (get over ignotance), yet here we are fixated as ever on the most trivial of things and we allow our ignorance to decide everything. What a shame.

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    Thanks, Vasu. I am a Sinhala Buddhist and, most importantly, from the Govigama cast. Not only that. If you trace back my ancestry, you will find both of my parents are BS (not Bull Shit) Govigamas too. In other words, I have every drop of blood that flows in my veins is untainted BSG.
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    While the others contestants are looking for a cushy job, I sacrificed my job (with a US$ salary of 5 figures) and came to save the country. And look what happened. They changed the rules. Now, while Kalaveddahs can comment and even comment, I am jobless. What sort of BS is that? (Here I mean Bullshit).

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      edwin,

      From Wikipedia : Rodrigo is a Spanish, Portuguese and Italian name derived from the Germanic name Roderick.

      You need to get back to Portugal in search of a job. Don’t worry about the Govigama.

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        The so called Sinhalese Rodrigos are all descended from Tamil Catholic Paravans( Barathas ) from Thootukudi in Tamil Nadu. Paravans are not farmers but fishermen. The Portuguese converted them and gave them Catholic names like Fernando, Ferdinando , Machado, Rodrigo, Peries, Perez, Corea, Almedia, Soysa etc, Go to Thutukudi and you will find Edwin’s relatives with all these family names and more like Mendis. All living around the Velankanai church. Sinhalese Buddhist Govigamma indeed.

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          Sarama, long time not see you dropping your Sarong in CT. How is the bull worship? Get any Bull Shit? Anyway worshipping bulls is better than worshipping Monkeys Riding Donkeys. At least you get some BS. In you case, you are at such low a cusp that any change would be an improvement.

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        Stevedore, Your job is to lift things for your masters. Unfortunately, anyone who can pay you a few 100 Rs is your Master. So, man, don’t try to elevate yourself to my position by lifting yourself. Even a crane cannot do that.
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        Get Lost.

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          edwin rodrigo,

          ” I sacrificed my job (with a US$ salary of 5 figures)”

          Here, you’re making fun of yourself. You said you were working in Bahrain, and now mention you had a USD 5 figured salary there, and you know the lowest comes to 10k USD? I have seen only a few Sri Lankans in the top management at bigger companies give that amount of salary in Bahrain – Obviously, you don’t sound one of them

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            Tikiri, Do I see green eyes here? You say you have seen only a few Sri Lankans who get such salaries. I agree. They are rare and I am one of them. I got such a salary because I worked for a company in Bahrain, which supplies expert manpower to the US Navy.
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            Phase Array Radar:The 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, takes care of the Arabian Gulf. I don’t want to brag. But I am an expert in Phase Array Radar. I have been working on PAR for the last 30 years from the time of development.
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            Lankan Expertise: Please don’t under estimate SL people just because SL is a small country. I am a product of EFAc Peradeniya. Passed out in 1967 after 2 tries. Prof Kumar David was (and is) my Guru. He knows my real name, which reveals unambiguously that I am a Govigama and a Buddhist and I am proud of that.
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            66 Alumni list: Don’t waste time looking up for Edwin Rodrigo in the Alumni list because it is a Pseudonym. If you think I am going to expose my name to green eyed monsters like you and idiots wearing Sarama, think again.
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            PAR: Phase Array radar was deployed for ships such as the Aegis cruisers, which are deployed in Carrier Groups like the 5th Fleet. In PAR, the direction of the radar beam can be changed instantaneously by individually controlling the phase of the signal going to an array of fixed antennas unlike in a conventional radar system where the disk has to be rotated mechanically.
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            I think I have said enough. The above is unclassified stuff. Try to digest that.

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              edwina,
              What a load of BS (Bull shit , not Buddhist Sinhalese). Pseudonym my foot. Your ancestors were cinnamon peelers. That’s how you got your Portugese name. As Sharma quite rightly says your relatives are in Thutukudi.

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          edwin
          For many years you were lifting your back to the Arabs in Bahrain and Saudi. You must have been very good and satisfying to them to be rewarded with 5 figures.

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            Steve, You are just a lousy green eyed labourer, a carrier of no value. If you have been to the Base camp of Mt. Everest you will realize what a lump of U no what you are. You are weaker than the worst Sherpa.

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              edwina,
              Thanks for the confirmation that you have been to the base camp. Did you lift your back to the Sherpas as well. Are they better than the Arabs ?

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    Can’t he bring down someone from Nazi Germany???????????
    He and his Pohutuwa Party alleigns with the Nazis in every aspect. They even got Adolf Hitler reincarnated as Gotabya Rajapakse.

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    Oh yes. Our people look not only at the Race, Language and Religion when choosing a leader for our country; but consider the caste also! Strangely though gender is not an issue, which is a good thing.

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    “Only A ‘Sinhala-Buddhist-Govigama’ Candidate Can Win The Presidential Election: “

    And this is the reason why Sinhala Lanka is Fu cked.

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    No one other than a patriotic Sinhala-Buddhist should be the president of Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka. And this extends to other important positions such as prime minister, minister of defence, finannce, foreign affairs, home affairs, religious affairs, etc, etc, etc.

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    Vasu’s words betray his frustration that he doesn’t stand a chance of ever becoming the president because of the dominance of racist politics in the country. Any brute without any political experience or vision can win the presidency if he can dupe the masses into believing that he is their national saviour. The only qualification that he would need is that he be a Govigama Sinhala Buddhist. What a shame !

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    You call this senile retard a leftist ??????? Can any Idiot beat this comment . Looks like there is one. Ranjith, told followers open economy takes people away from their religion. Dude open economy will make people to question your stupidity and keep distance from you, that may be the reason you do not encourage it . Still Ranjith is willing to enjoy all the luxuries and privileges (diplomatic positions for relatives )comes with it. What a hypocrite disguised in cloak. Is there any sane person left in Lanka ?????

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