2 March, 2021

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Open Letter To HNB: Infringement Of Fundamental Rights Of Tamils & Insulting Tamil Culture

By Murali Vallipuranathan

Dr. Murali Vallipuranathan

Mr. Jonathan Alles

Chief Executive Officer

Hatton National Bank PLC

479, TB Jaya Mawatha, Colombo-10

Infringement of Fundamental Rights of Tamils and Insulting Tamil Culture

We are dismayed to learn that your bank had punished two employees of Kilinochchi Branch for commemorating the deaths of their relatives and beloved ones. Anniversary commemoration of the dead has been an important part of the culture of the Tamils and Sinhalese for several centuries. In fact one of the oldest Tamil moral text Thirukural dated 3000 years back in stanzas 42 and 43 stated the importance of humans to perform their duty towards manes. In this context we see your ill-conceived action against your employees who were involved in commemoration of their dead relatives as not only a grave insult to the Tamil culture but also a serious infringement of their fundamental rights.

Article 14 (1) (f) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka stated “Every citizen is entitled to the freedom by himself or in association with others to enjoy and promote his own culture”. Notably no restrictions are placed in this freedom by any other articles of the Constitution under any circumstances. From the medical point of view commemorating the dead is very important for a grieving person to recover and promote his mental health. In the Sri Lankan context this has become more important especially because neither compensation was given to most of the affected persons nor perpetrators responsible for the holocaust were brought to justice.

Kilinochchi is a place where very large number of residents belonging to this region suffered heavy causalities in 2009. Therefore your bank which intend to promote business relationships with Tamils in this area should have tried to understand the feelings of the people in the area and itself organized the cultural event of commemorating the dead anniversary on 18thMay. Instead of this goodwill action your bank along with irresponsible southern racist media had gone to the level of portraying the peaceful commemorative event as an event sympathizing with the LTTE. We strongly condemn this oppressive action by your bank. I am sure that you are fully aware for several decades Tamils had preferred Hatton National Bank to other state banks for obvious reasons. Now since your action against the Kilinochchi staff is published in the media several Tamils have started closing their accounts and your bank is rapidly losing popularity among Tamils.

Therefore if you wish to continue your business successfully with Tamils in future I suggest the following:

  1. Reinstate the interdicted officers without delay and pay compensation for the mental suffering and humiliation they have faced by the interdiction.
  2. Withdraw the statements in Facebook and other media portraying the commemorative event as an event threatening peace and harmony in the country.
  3. Open apology to all Tamils for your action which had insulted all the Tamils and assurance that your institution will not obstruct participation of your employees in the death anniversary commemoration of Tamil civilians in the years to come in.

If you agree with my suggestions please respond within 2 weeks so that I can publish your response in media and will try my best to minimize the damage to the bank. But if you fail to respond I am afraid that this issue will get escalated by spreading to all the branches in the North and East, local and international human rights organizations, media and become a strong campaign to defend the fundamental rights and the dignity of Tamils.

Anticipating your early response.

Thank you

Yours sincerely

Dr. Murali Vallipuranathan

MBBS, PGD (Population Studies), MSc, MD (Community Medicine), FCCP (SL), FRSPH (UK)

Board Certified Specialist Community Physician

23B4/4, Vanderwart Place

Dehiwela

(On behalf of all the citizens of this country believing in Fundamental Rights, Human Dignity and Equality between races)

Copies to:

  1. Leader of Opposition, Parliament of Sri Lanka
  2. Chief Minister, Northern Province
  3. Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

 

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    Wherever there is a Tamil they smell very bad. Very dark, very ugly people who dress very clumsily.

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      Wherever there are Sinhalese, the entire place smells sooo gooood. People are very beautiful and very fair. They dress so good and designer-wear mostly ventilating their armpits so the plants grow faster and buds blossom because of their armpits smell getting mixed in the air – My A$$ ha..ha..

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      Shiromani Manage

      By any chance you are related to Tamil women smelling Retarded Lucifer. Reginald Shameless Perera?

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      Shiromani
      Quickly check inside your panties.

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      Hello Sinhalese Karawa woman . I presume, you visited your close Dalit or tribal relatives in Tamil Nadu and they look like you, dark ugly and clumsily dressed. Karawe who have a light skin have a European male ancestor or two from the wrong side of the bed. Their female ancestors have been harlots. Otherwise the vast majority of them look exactly like their close relatives in South India. ( Tamil Nadu/Kerala)

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      Shiromani Manage

      The original Singalese were dark skinned and ugly, wearing amude, chewing bulath (betal) and spitting all over the countryside, travelling in Gon Karatte (Bullock Carts), and whacking Kassippu.

      Even the Singhala legendary hero Duttu Gemunu was dark skinned. His father King Kavantissa who ruled the Kingdom of Ruhuna in the southern part of Sri Lanka was well known as Kaaka Vanna Tissa which means he got a skin as black as a crow. Kaaka = Crow, Vanna= Color. The Singalese kings were also known as ‘Maha Kalu Singalayas’. However, after the Europeans came, some of the Singalese became light skinned. If you find any fair skinned attractive Singalese, the one and only reason is down the family line there is definitely a Portuguese/Parangi Sudda.

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      Shiromani,
      You should have known better before you poked your nose where the sun does not shine. Then again habit is second to nature. Is this a trait that comes through your blood line too?

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    Who created Tamils.

    My god, what a people.

    Can’t be God.

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      At least we know an animal ( lion) created the Sinhalese but most of the so called Sinhalese are descended( created ) from low caste Tamils ( Indigenous devil (spirit) worshiping lowly Yakkas or low caste Indian Tamil migrants and some from North East Indian thugs and criminals who were banished from their land. No wonder they behave like Yakkas( devils) or animals or blood thirsty criminals or thugs with a low IQ raping looting killing , as this is their origin. Sri Lankan Tamils largely descended from the elite indigenous Naga tribes and some from upper and middles caste Indian Tamil immigrants who migrated with the Chola conquests

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      Bineka Venurapolonnowita

      “Who created Tamils. My god, what a people. Can’t be God.”

      Don’t be stupid.
      Tamils believe they are the gods.
      Pattini Deiyo, Kataragama Kanda, ……………………………….

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    Please all if you sending comments think for a moment where is all this anger and hatred taking us. Nobody happy till they poke their noses into others affairs even if they have their own problems. Just think a minute before writing hurtful
    Words.

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    The Doctor in his open letter has articulated a constitutional right of a Sri Lankan subject to demonstrate the sordid mentality of the HNB management. I am ashamed as a Sri Lankan subject to read the comments in here which clearly demonstrates the sick ness some Sri Lankans are suffering from and until the day these sick Sri Lankans realises all of us are equal as Sri Lankans and all of us have the same rights as Sri Lankan subjects this Nation will be doomed and be branded as pariahs. God bless Sri Lanka and May God bless the souls of these sick Sri Lankans.

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      Sinhala_Man:who asked you to write if you are Ashamed.

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    Vallipuranathan has to ANSWER. THE PHOTOS show A christian saint and lit candles, people praying for it while holding candles. NEwspapers report. those two employees were former LTTE caders and had set up an organization called CRUSADERS OF A DEMOCRACY.

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    This is height of arrogance. Demanding a day to commemorate terrorism that killed more than 60000 people and damaged holy places of worship like the Dalada Maligawa and Sri Maha Bodhi? You brutes are being so insensitive to Sinhala feelings and are becoming uppity under the Yahapalana licence. Tamil people who are being so shameless and guilt-free with this demand should be paraded naked at Galle Face on the day of their choice.

    HNB did the only thing they could have done. No work place should allow that kind of sinister Tiger sympathising. Those Tamils who are doing slavery in America should try to commemorate the day the US invaded Iraq or Libya trying to remember the millions killed and see what happens to them. These shameless bastards should pack up and leave this country rather than insulting the nation and the country being so bloody shameless. To hell with you lot.

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    The whole world knows who Tamils are and no one likes them

    In Israel Tamils are barred

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      In Eelam the Israelite are s banned

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      They do not bar Sinhalese as they badly need house maids and toilet cleaners. They know that Sinhalese perform these tasks well. Just go to Lebanon just north of Israel , where the word housemaid is synonymous with Sri Lanka( Sinhalese Ayammas)

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    I am a Tamil of 18

    I blame god everyday for creating me as a Tamil

    Why god you didn’t make me a Sinahlese, the noble people

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      podi thalay

      god did not make you a tamil.he only made your gender.Even that people are changing.God has given you He has given you free choice.You can become a sinhalese tomorrow and they can’t stop it because that is how the sinhalese race began and then went on to grow and grow.As long as you are not our legged they will take you in.

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        Absolutely Shankar, we Sinhalese are a culture, a language and a value system, we welcome everyone, how about you?

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          wanni

          i was born a tamil and hindu and will die a tamil and hindu.It is not that i am passionate about my ethnicity or religion but because i don’t see why i should make any changes when god has made me what i am.If my children or grandchildren change theirs i coudn’t care a tuppence.God has given free choice to everyone.

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      Podi:
      May be in your last birth you were a Sinhalese that looted and may be raped Tamils. God might have thought it was right that you experience the harm you did to others. As you said your 18 there is enough time for you to be robbed and raped before you move on.
      Karma is a bitch.

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        Catholics preching KArma. What HAppened to JEsus was KArma too ?

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      Podi thalay: The fault is not you being a Tamil. but, there are Tamils who feel very inferior. When their homeland is just 16KM away, they try to bully us for things they can not get in south India. that won’t happen. Because Sinhala people are awake and alert. Respect fr who you are but you can not bully us thinking you are superior. WE can not go to INdia looking for Sinhalanadu.

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      Ana paw……first putting derogatory comments against Tamils acting as a Sinhalese and then acting as a victim

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        Look at this man Murali Vallipuranathan with a Dr. in front of his name. He is most probably a plantation Tamil who had got his education free from the state which the Tamils call genocidal Sinhalese state. Whether he is a plantation Tamil or a non-plantation Tamil Sri Lanka has given him and millions of Tamils free education and yet they claim that they are discriminated. Can this Murali even dream about going to school in his homeland Tamilnadu? Ungrateful and hateful useless people.

         
        Tamils have destroyed this island. They do not care how much they destroy this island because it is not their homeland. Tamils who are not happy here should go back to Tamilnadu and leave the Sinhala island to the Sinhalese and peaceful Tamils. That’s the only solution to the problem. There you can commemorate anything you want, we do not care.

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      Podi Thale, if you seriously want to become Sinhalese, just change your name and learn to speak Sinhala, that is all that is needed, Sinhala is not a genetic race it is a culture, a language, and a value system. Sinhalese are not noble but they are forgiving and liberal, they are compassionate and generous, they are at times very foolish and loyal, they are easy going, generally lazy and fun to be with.

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    Percy the pathetic brain dead racist

    How come you and Banana huduwa are allowed to share the same avatar?

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      NV, I think Percy huduwa is suffering from schizophrenia.

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    Podi Thalay

    “Why god you didn’t make me a Sinahlese, the noble people”

    Not to worry,
    somass, Dr Mahindass, Dr Gotass, Taraki, Wimal Sangili Karuppan, Svendra Silvass, Fonsekass, KASmaalam, Dayan, …………………………………. and their fellow noisy minority Sinhala/Buddhists are hoping and working on it.

    They are working on a massive project first to convert Sinhalese and Buddhists into Sinhala/Buddhists, then Tamils, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and Muslims into Sinhala/Buddhists and every single person into Sinhala/Buddhist fascism.

    It will take a few years.

    If you are really desperate please contact the most unhappy person Shenali Waduge, shenal, sach, Nuisance, ….. for a quick fix.

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      Cousin, you are going nuts in your old age. Take a break from, bending over and sniffing your own ‘hose ale’. Got it> I doubt because you were always stupid, that we knew from the time you committed incest.

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    Judging whole that history, I think Hitler was a good man

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    Murali points out that remembering the dead and disappeared is a cultural need. It is wrong to call this ‘treason’.
    The fundamental rights of Tamils were breached seventy years ago. Over this time a mindset has been created that this was necessary to ‘protect’ a certain religion and language. But this brought us disrepute but the leaders have gotten filthy rich.
    Nazis rode high on “Non-Aryans are the cause of the misery of the Super-race”. Took a while to learn that this was not quite correct. But it was fun while it lasted!

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      K.Pillai,

      Where were Tamils when British culture and English language was forced upon them? Why was this sudden uproar when Sinhalese “the traditional language of the Sinhale” was promoted?

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        English was forced upon both the Tamils and the Sinhalese and the then ruling Sinhalese elite and upper classes both Buddhist and Christians . like the Bandranaikers, Senanaickers, Jeyewardenes, Ratwttes, Kottalawelas lapped up not only the English language but even started to behave and act like Englishmen. Tamils only learnt English for education and employment but retained their culture, even the Christian Tamils. Sinhalese is the language of south of the island but not the language of north east and north west coast. It is Tamil. It has the same right to the island as Sinhalese or even older as it has an older history and most of the island’s monarchs , even the so called Sinhalese ones were Tamil and administered the island in Tamil or Pali not Sinhalese . It came much later. Sinhalese are now trying to distort history and use their numbers to impose Sinhalese on the island’s Tamils. Most of the island’s so called Sinhalese including your Karawa ancestors are just recently migrated South Indian immigrants, many imported into the island during the Portuguese and Dutch times. The word Sinhale has nothing to do with a lion or North Indian migration but is a Pali/Prakrit corruption of one of the ancient Tamil words for the island . Chingkalam meaning the land of red/redcoloured soil or copper /copper coloured. Cheppu or Chem( red) or Chembu( copper) + Alam ( meaning land or sliver of land) = Chingkalam . Just like Puttalam( the new land), Puthumathalam, or Cheralam or Keralam( the land of the ancient Tamil Chera). Another ancient Tamil word for the island Eezham/Eelam meaning the land of metal or toddy , got Prakritsed to Hela.. It is interesting to note that the Eeshavas of Kerala , who migrated from the island during prehistoric times , are associated with toddy tapping. The Sri Lankan Tamil word for toddy is Era and the Sinhalese word Ra , where the E has been dropped. The indigenous semi Tamil language Elu when it got Prakritised and got corrupted became Hela or old Sinhalese , that was very close to its Tamil mother. Go and read your history properly, instead of posting fiction , half truths and distorted history from Lanka Lies

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        Shenali, British culture and English language was forced upon Tamils because British were the rulers and Tamils were subjects. But in 1948, independence was granted to both Sinhalese and Tamils, which means both Tamils and Sinhalese are rulers of their own ethnic groups. Therefore forcing of Sinhala language on Tamils means Sinhalese are the rulers and Tamils are subjects, which makes the concept of independence to Tamils meaningless. Correct action should have been Sinhala for Sinhalese and Tamil for Tamils. There was no problem for making Sinhala as an official language, but issue arose when Sinhala was made the sole official language without giving any concern for Tamils. It is now being proved by stone inscriptions that Tamil had been used for communication and administration in Sri Lanka much before Sinhala developed as a language. Please dump your racist mind set and work towards unity and equality.

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    Dear Native,
    Why don’t you talk about your Avatar, Dr Ranil and his efforts to look after the Dalits in Mullative now
    Dr Ranil spent good 3 years to give the best to the Vellalas and their Buddies in the West and in Singapore.
    In fact his best Diaspora Buddy from Royal who is in Singapore,has accumulated so much wealth, he is one of the richest in Asia now with Familly Assets totaling hundreds of Billions, in Cash, Real Estate and the best Businesses in Colombo.
    After pounding the pavements in Killnochchi and Mullative, Dr Ranil says there are real poor there.
    And he wants to lift them to Middle Class before the next Election.
    Which is excellent.
    And I am all for it.
    But Dr Ranil says he wants to do it by connecting Mullative & Killinochci to Hambantota through an Expressway.
    Wonder why?.
    Has Hambantota got Rich People?.
    I mean even our Kinder Kids know that Dr Ranil didn’t want Hambantota to be even in the Srilankan Map.when Dr Ranil took over the Yahapalanaya.
    He wanted close Mattala and Magampura in one hit.
    Being a shrewd B****** and one of the beast in Business ,wonder what Dr Ranil got up his sleeve now ?….
    Does Dr Ranil want to settle the Dalits in Hamnatota, by passing Wella Gardens and Colombo 7 where all of their cream of the crop live.
    Wouldn’t that be the easiest place to settle the Killinochi and Mullative Poor to equalize their living standards.?.
    Has this got something to do with Dr Ranil’s new Thing to create a separate Homeland for the Elite, Anglicans and the Vellalas in Colombo?…

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “But Dr Ranil says he wants to do it by connecting Mullative & Killinochci to Hambantota through an Expressway.”

      Let Dr Ranil take his own time connecting the dots and crossing the Ts.
      In the mean time I want you to connect your fingers to your brain (if you have one). Will you do it for the sake of the country?

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    Should the directors can the CEO purely for business reasons?

    Whether it is a national or international entity it has to be one with the local community to be accepted and for the business to prosper, exception being a monopoly.

    Banks do have competition and the CEO’s actions are not in the best interest of the bank. He single handedly managed to turn a mole hill to a mountain. This has brought disrepute to the bank and polarized both communities which is bad for business.

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    Ah well they could go and deposit their money and do business with prabahkaran’s bank if they wish. I am sure HNB srvived 30-years without sponsorship by terrorists and their families. It should make no difference now, if they dont want to

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      thrishu

      “Ah well they could go and deposit their money and do business with prabahkaran’s bank if they wish. “

      Good idea.
      However there is an existential problem. Prabaharan’s bank was emptied by Dr Gota and his fellow dacoits in 2009.

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      thrishu
      If you are saying Banking is only receiving deposits then you are screaming your ignorance of the industry.
      Banks make as much or more money in poverty stricken areas than well to areas.

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    Shiromani Manage

    you are a disgrace to the Sinhala community -I am sure you are not a Sinhalese of a good upbringing to make such a racist /low level comment

    why cant you make an intellectual response to an article well articulated giving the honest opinion of the writer

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    This fellow displaying his academic qualifications so arrogantly and challenging the HNB as if he is the sole representative of the Tamils seems to be a bloody fool who can not understand that his education has not given him even an iota of common sense and intelligence. Man, just because you are a professional do not think that you are qualified to dictate terms with a public institution. Living in comfort in Colombo amongst Sinhalese and talking to provoke the racial minded Tamils in the North! Roll your bloody qualification certificates , stick them up in your arse and get back to Jaffna like a real LTTE man!

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    Like Mrs Udubeddewe, a noble lade, I am sick of living in Sri Lanka with so much Tamils everywhere

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      Dilan
      Take the next boat. Bon Voyage.

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      Dilan
      Good news! I heard Somalia and Haiti are accepting refugees.

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    Large scale migration of Tamils to Sri Lanka from South India occurred in the 18th century as they were brought to work in the North’s tobacco plantations. Tamil population spreadded as a result.

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      Can you tell us who owned those Tobacco plantations? Was it owned by your parents?

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        Dutch owned them.Dutch brought them. It was the Dutch who created the Thesawalamai in Jaffna.

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          So, who lived in the North when Dutch came and who controlled North in 18th century?

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            go back to school mate

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          Sach the very very stupid

          “Dutch owned them.Dutch brought them.”

          Most of them have already converted to Sinhala/Buddhism and they are striving to convert the country into Sinhala/Buddhist fascism.

          “It was the Dutch who created the Thesawalamai in Jaffna.”

          This forum always knew you are a card carrying stupid. Please stop proving your stupidity time and again by typing things that you know nothing. Dutch codified customs/laws that prevailed/practiced in the north.
          Read:
          Understanding Thesawalamai
          by Guiendran Tambiah
          Excerpt :

          ‘Thesawalamai’, in Tamil, literally mean the customs of the land. It is ancient in its origin and has prevailed in the North Ceylon for several centuries – long before the evolution of any political parties or liberation movements. Because of its popularity among the local inhabitants, the Dutch first codified it in 1706 and the British gave it legal validity by the Tesawala Regulation No 18 of 1806. Ordinance No 5 of 1869. The Matrimonial Rights and Inheritance Ordinance of 1911 (as amended by the Ordinance No 58 of 1947) and the Jaffna Matrimonial Rights and Inheritance Ordinance No 1 of 1911 are the sources and basis of the Matrimonial Rights of Tamil Spouses and gave statutory validity and, where required, affected amendments, to Thesawalamai principles concerning the same subject. The Thesawalamai Pre-emption Ordinance of 1948 amended and consolidated the Law of Pre-emption relating to lands affected by the Thesawalamai Case law on the various aspects of Thesawalamai has been richly developed over a hundred years by our judges.
          http://www.infolanka.com/org/srilanka/hist/72.htm

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      Dr Nimal Luxapathy

      Large scale migration of Tamils to Sri Lanka from South India occurred in the 16th to 18th century as they were brought to work in the Southern Cinnamon plantations. The main reason for the Portuguese in the 16th century and later Dutch in the 18th century to occupy the island was Cinnamon and not tobacco, and cinnamon grew only in the South.

      If you read the Dutch writings, “The World’s Oldest Trade”: Dutch Slavery and Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean in the Seventeenth Century” you will see that the Dutch settled Tens of Thousands of Dalit (untouchables) South Indians in the Southern parts of Sri Lanka from Colombo to Galle (for growing/peeling cinnamon, planting/plucking coconut, toddy tapping, and for many other jobs).

      Within a few centuries, the Sinhala population increased exponentially when these people changed their religion to Buddhism and Christianity to hide their Dalit caste and eventually assimilated with the local Sinhala population (Sinhalized) by adopting the Sinhala language/culture and getting converted to Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Catholics. Some of them even adopted the Portuguese surnames to hide their original South Indian (low caste) identity. Today they are all become native Sinhalese and calling themselves relatives of King Dutta Gamini.

      Dr. Paul E. Pieris has published extracts from the Portuguese tombo records which gives the original low caste Tamil names of the present day Sinhalese with Portuguese surnames before their conversion to Buddhism and Christianity.

      History Professor K.M. de Silva very clearly says that many Sinhala castes are all South Indians who got converted to Buddhism and became Sinhalese. (Refer “History of Sri Lanka” by K.M.de Silva, page 81).

      Professor of Anthropology Gananath Obeyesekere (in his book “Buddhism, Ethnicity, and Identity,”) states that “viewed in long term historical perspective, Sinhalese have been for the most part South Indian migrants who have been Sasanized (converted to Buddhism)”.

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        Appuchami absolutely, thank you for educating the poor ignorant sods on this forums. What I suggest is similar to the Cinnamon peelers, highly discontent people like Native, Emil Poohtan, etc to become Sinhala Buddhist, and it would do a lot of good to their general health.

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          wannihami

          When Sinhala/Buddhist gives free advice, then there is something in it for him/her. The immediate questions spring into my mind is, why, what, how, where, when wannihami is going to benefit?

          Is it part of collecting your merits?

          Instead I want you and your fellow Sinhala/Buddhists to convert back to Buddhism. Give it a try, difficult but doable.

          All you have to do giving up being a greedy hypocrite sod and your hatred for “others”.

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        Appuchamy,

        The so called Dalits of Karawa, Durawa and Salagama people do not account more than 30% of the Sinhalese population. In that regard how can you assert the claim that there was exponential growth in Sinhalese population when these people was sasanized?

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          Shenal

          Not just Karawa, Durawa and Salagama. There are many other Sinhala castes (even Govigama).

          The Sinhala elites like J.R. Jayawardene (grandson of Tamil Thambi Mudaliyar) and S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike (a direct decedent of Nilaperumal, a Tamil from South India who arrived in Ceylon in the early sixteenth century) are included. If you study/analyse the ancestary of the Senanayakes, they are all South Indian. What about the Radella Rattwatte who signed the Kandyan convention in pure Tamil?

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            Appuchamy,

            Govi people did not being instated by Dutch or anyone else in the island. The point was raised about Dutch imperialists’ undertakings.

            During the late Kandyan era the language of the court was Tamil because of Nayakkar influence. Do not imply that it is because Sinhalese were Tamils. That is absurd.

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          Many of your so called Govigamma ( the word Govi is derived from the Tamil word Koi meaning to reap or pluck . A farmer reaps and plucks hence Tamil Koi became Koikka in Kannada Telugu and goi in Maldivian Sinhalese) are of Tamil origin. 90% of your Kandyan Radala and upper castes are of Tamil origin. Govi names Muadali from Mudaliar, Pilli from Pillai, Hetti from Chetti. Arachchi from Arachhi ., Koon, Kone from Konar or Kone. Sekera from Sekeran Tunga from Tungan , Banda/Bandara from Pandaran/Pandarar. The list goes on. The Berewa caste is purely descended from Tamil Paraiyar. The Paraiyar beat the Parai and Berewa beat the Bera derived from Parai. The is a sub caste amongst the Govigamma called the Demala Gathara , who are descended from medieval Tamil soldiers and mercenaries imported from South India. Despite now being ethnically Sinhalese and Buddhist , unlike the Karawa , Salagama Durawa and others they openly proclaim their Tamil origin. This is the reason the Sinhalese share a very high percentage of DNA with Indian Tamils, as most of them are descended from South Indian immigrants. The Sri Lankan Tamil are not , Therefore they only share a 17% DNA with Indian Tamils. Get your fact correct..

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      Dr Nimal Luxapathy

      Did you learn it from H L D Mahindapala, Kamalika, Malinda, ……………………….?
      Could you give us a guesstimated number?
      Those who came before the 18th century choseforced to convert to Sinhala/Buddhism.

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        I have given you many many times….

        Listen. ..Dutch Archive

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          Sach the very very stupid

          “I have given you many many times….”

          Being a stupid does not make you good liar.

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      please let me know if you need a tution master for history lessons

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      Dr Nimal Luxapathy,

      I suppose you are a learned Dr? Your surname ends in Pathy; do you know as to where it originated from?

      Your ignorance is absolutely staggering indeed. The Sinhala language is complete because of Tamil influence; how did this happen?

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      He He He
      Who gave you Dr. title or are you a vedamahataya ?
      What a wonderful discovery …
      Mahavamsa comic book has spoiled even educated Sinhalese the original Malayalies
      Cheers

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      Dr Nimal Luxapathy

      “Large scale migration of Tamils to Sri Lanka from South India occurred in the 18th century as they were brought to work in the North’s tobacco plantations. “

      Let us have evidence that the Tamils were brought to work in tobacco farms in the North. Who owned these farms? If you are going to cite the other public racist HLD M then just forget it.
      The population grew because successive South Indian conversion into Sinhala/Buddhiam. I can see you are one of the zealous Sinhala/Buddhists who is striving hard to hide your South Indian origin. The time is ripe now for you to proudly eschew Sinhala/Buddhism and convert to Buddhism while proudly being a Sinhalese.

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    It is south india that taught our women to expose naval when wearing saree. What a vulger culture.

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      Shiromani
      You can follow the Muslims and cover yourself all over.

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        This Shiromani is Tamil.

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        Steve:
        I have not seen Shiromani but reading her posts I don’t think she looks any better than what she writes. So if she decides to fully cover her self she will be doing humanity a favor.

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        Shiromani,
        Don’t you know that our women exposed even their titties before the S. Indians brought sarees? Go look at Sigiriya. What a vulgar place, eh?

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      Shiromani Manage

      Who taught you to cover your breasts?
      Christian Fathers I suppose.

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        When did Veddas cover their breasts? Covered or not breasts are the same you idiot.
        Christian father’s came and asked the women to cover their breasts and spread their legs!

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          “Christian father’s came and asked the women to cover their breasts and spread their legs!”

          And that’s how Percy came to this world. He was named “Mercy” the registars office screwed it up and became “Percy”. Now you know the whole story.

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            Burt

            You should also make some enquirers at the local Vihare or church near Percy’s maternal grandfather’s home.

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              Burt and a Vedda
              I thought that we all saw this world through spreadeagled maternal legs. No doubt about that. From what you guys seem to claim however you first saw the light through another aperture in the nether regions. Little doubt therefore that you are full of shit !!

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      Shiro,
      Didn’t you know that our women were exposing even their titties before the South Indians taught them to wear sarees. Go look at Sigiriya.

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      please see early print of Sri Lanka. And the social formation of Kandian society

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    If what is said is the truth.

    Then it is wrong on the part of HNB, and ALL TAMILS SHOULD CLOSE THEIR ACCOUNTS WITH THE BANK IMMEDIATELY.

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    Dear Native,
    I am not sure whether Podi Thalay is pulling your leg.
    Realistically the Tamils in the North who haven’t got the Dosh unlike,(I don’t want to use the term Dalits because it sounds politically incorrect) the Vellalas would have been better off if were Sinhalaese Buddhists or Sinhala Catholics.
    Because they would have been able sit on a proper chair and get a glass of water in decent Glassware, in the event they have to pay a visit a neighbor’s house..
    Also their young ones would have been able to court even Govigama chicks, if they are not losers.
    Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhalacatholics have progressed past that archaic caste system , thanks to the little progress which they have made with the help of free education and opportunities for employment.
    We have to thank Banda family for it, bar the Whisky Madam. who shouldn’t have been born.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “We have to thank Banda family for it, bar the Whisky Madam. who shouldn’t have been born.”

      The spineless public racist Banda didn’t have anything to do with free education for all. Read the following:
      1945 Free Education Policy in Sri Lanka
      In 1943, Dr C. W. W. Kannagara the Minister of Education, introduced the Free Education Bill in the State Council. After much debate, it was approved for implementation and on 1 October 1945 the Free Education Policy came into effect. This policy states that every child above the age of five and not more than sixteen is entitled to free education. It has benefited generations of students and has
      enabled Sri Lanka to succeed in achieving the Millennium Development Goal of Universal Primary Education.

      Earlier on, in the discussions D Senanayake opposed free education along with few other Goviyas. However free education policy was supported by Ponnambalam Ramanathan.

      What was/is Banda’s legacy
      Race riots, ……..war, development foregone, paranoia, nepotism, favoritism, produced many who are unfit for the purpose, crooks control justice, …………..

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        Dear Native,
        So, D Senanayaka opposed it..
        How cool…
        Nothing has changed with your Avatar..
        He is trying to do it underhand by privatization.
        Did you watch Sira at Sobitha Commemoration?.
        Didn’t he put the Knife in to Dr Rail’s ***** and twisted it too.
        Poor Sira , he hasn’t got the B****s to name Dr Ranil. and do something
        Why do you think it is ?.
        Is it because of the Caveats from Hindians, Diasporians, Vellalas ,Ms Theresa and the US Ambassador Ketchup ?..
        Or is it a combination of all.
        BTW did Aloysious send you anything at least thru Surendran?..?…

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          KASmaaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “So, D Senanayaka opposed it..”

          Even with D S’s track record on free education S W RD Banda couldn’t resist joining UNP in 1946. What an opportunist he was?

          “Did you watch Sira at Sobitha Commemoration?. Didn’t he put the Knife in to Dr Rail’s ***** and twisted it too.”

          I did watch Sira at Sobitha’s Commemoration. I thought Sirisena unwittingly/unintentionally performed a Hara kiri (“seppuku”). Probably he will recover from his shallow wounds.

          “BTW did Aloysious send you anything at least thru Surendran?..?…”

          Did you?

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    I have a NRFC dollar account with quite a large sum deposited at the Main Branch of Hatton National Bank in Colombo. I am going to withdraw/transfer everything and close my account. No more accounts with HNB. I have forwarded this message to most of my friends with Accounts at HNB. By the end of this year, HNB will lose many of its customers, especially foreign accounts.

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      Alrighty, it is time for me and my extended family to make long term deposits at the HNB then, because to lure customers they will for sure increase interest rates. Mate No More please do it as soon as possible.

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        wannihami

        “Alrighty, it is time for me and my extended family to make long term deposits at the HNB then,”

        So you and your extended family have benefited from the numerous riots and the war. Congratulation!!!!

        Surely the interest rates are being manipulated/fixed by the Central Bank with some flexibility within the definition of M0, M1, M2, M3, M4.

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      Well done. Suggest you deposit it with Eelam Bank, Kilinochchi

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        Percy the pathetic brain dead racist

        “Well done. Suggest you deposit it with Eelam Bank, Kilinochchi”

        The Eelam Bank of Kilinochchi was looted, robbed, plundered, pillaged, ransacked, sacked, raided, stole by the dacoits of the South, lead by the National Hangman Dr Gota in May 2009.

        PS.
        Dacoit is a term used for “bandit” in Bengali, Odiya, Hindi, Kannada and Urdu.
        கொள்ளைக்காரன் or வழிப்பறிக்காரன் in Tamil. For example Utuwankande Sura Saradiel.

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      Take it to Commercial Bank

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    The entire world is aware of the Tamil genocide, war crimes, human rights abuse and crimes against humanity that took place in Sri Lanka during the final stage of the internal war (a civil war involving its own people/citizens) between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. The Tamil Nation of SL have lost their loved ones (innocent children, women, old people and so on) and undergone immense trauma due to the genocidal war and harassment by the Sinhalese.

    As NPC Chief Minister Wigneswaran said, “Every 18th of May should be declared and commemorated as Tamil Genocide Day”.

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      Tamils are gettiong killed since Ancient times. Even British have supposed to kill over two million Dravideans. So go to Tamilnadu and declare the Tamil Genocide day.,

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        Dumba Jimba, go and learn some proper English. Oh my what a dumb fu&k you are

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    NV Hamu, to counter all those you please keep writing under 1000 pseudonyms. You will go to heaven for my schol anyway. Salaam.

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    Genocide was done by Tamils, chasing away Muslims from North & killing Sinhalese & Muslims in the North & east

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      Latha:
      Do you even know the meaning of the word “Genocide”?

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        Remember what LTTE did to Muslim communitiy in the North. Then you remember.

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    Buddhi, absolutely agree.

    The bank is a professional place for business transactions and not meant for racial, religious or political commemorations.

    Race and religious observances at workplaces among the sinhalese was commonplace and now the tamils have gone a step further.

    Professional conduct does not permit such behaviour in workplaces.

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      Of course I see people already disagreeing. Fine.

      All I can say to suchim folks is to join a bank overseas and try doing the same thing and see what happens.you’ll be drummed out of the place in no time.

      This country has gone too far on many fronts with race and religion being flaunted at every turn. Whatever the race, whatever the religion, whatever ones politic beliefs _ they all need to be hung at the door before entering the workplace.

      It is becoming increasingly clear why democracy will not work in a country unfamiliar with the use of what lies between the ears. Democracy also does not mean the flouting out laws, rules and regulations as everyone pleases.

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    We commemorate, they commemorate….

    We will all be lighting lamps and wishing we could bring them back to fight and die all over again.

    Instead of living in peace.

    One day we will wake up and realized we were all manipulated by our politicians. Until then light your lamps.

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    Need to take a sober look at the issue. I think there is nothing wrong in commemorating the death on loved or not loved ones. But it should not be done in the premises of someone else like in this instance in the branch of HNB.

    Imagine each and every staff or groups conducting such ceremonies in all public office!

    If action is not initiated against such employees it will set a wrong precedence for other mischievous elements to follow suit..

    HNB has taken corrective action. All right-thinking people of Sri Lanka must accept this fact.

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      However Muslim teachers who insist on wearing black Abaya and frightening little Hindu children in Tamil schools and Muslim prayer rooms in offices should be allowed but anything else for others not allowed. Scare crow Black Abayas and prayer rooms for Muslims also should not be allowed , as these are private matters . One rule for you Thullukans and another for all other. Action should be taken against all Muslim employees by right thinking employers, as mischievous Saudi funded Wahhabis will follow suit. All right thinking people of Sri Lanka also should accept this fact.

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