28 September, 2020

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Our Five Positions & The Parliamentary Elections

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran - PM – TGTE

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – PM – TGTE

Acknowledge candidates who express their positions in word and deed and elect them!

The Sri Lankan Parliamentary elections are scheduled for August 17 of this year. Since the elections are to be held in the Tamil homeland as well, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) wishes to clarify to the Tamil people our views on the kind of representatives they should elect. We bring through this memorandum the outcome of discussions held by the TGTE at Cabinet and Parliament level on this subject.

The presence of Tamil members in the Sri Lankan Parliament will in no way transform the Sinhala Buddhist racist characteristics of the Sri Lankan State. The Tamil people know very well that the same Parliament of Sri Lanka has continued to be the core of unbridled power for Sinhala racism. It is in this Parliament that the legislation which helps entrench Sinhala Buddhist hegemony and laws that are meant to destroy the wellbeing of the Tamil people have been enacted. Given such a historical context, there are those who question the very purpose of contesting in these elections and becoming elected as members of such a Parliament. Moreover, having to abide by an oath of acceptance of the 6th Amendment which criminalizes the Tamil people’s freedom of expression, prior to contesting in these parliamentary elections, is seen as a fundamental contradiction by many.

The TGTE is resolute in its position that the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution should be repealed in order for the Tamils to freely debate and determine their political future as a people. Nevertheless, we are of the opinion that it is essential for the Tamils to participate in this parliamentary election for strategic reasons. Since the international community holds it as a norm that people’s representatives are elected through a ballot, it is imperative that the Tamil people elect their representatives but only those who are capable of leading the Tamil national liberation struggle further forward.

The present election is the first General Election to follow the Presidential election of January 8th. Since this one follows closely on the heels of the change of regime, there are those who consider this as a continuation of the same change. On the contrary, it has been the policy of those who came into power after the regime change to consider the Tamil national question within the framework of a unitary state, and to narrow down the international investigation against Tamil genocide towards a domestic investigation. Under these circumstances, it should be clear to all of us that, irrespective of which Sinhala political party wins leadership at these elections, all governments will be committed to protecting Sinhala Buddhist majoritarianism. Tamil leaders should not immerse themselves in such fantasies as reaching solutions to fulfil political aspirations of the Tamil people before the end of 2016. Neither should they be spreading false hopes among the Tamil people.
The Tamil people should remain vigilant and resolute about winning their rights. There should be no room for not only any Sinhala leaders but also Tamil leaders to deceive us. It is paramount that people’s representatives are chosen at these elections based on their truthfulness and fidelity. We believe that our people will take into consideration that there will be a price to be paid later for every wrong choice made now.

The TGTE is not going to suggest which party people should vote for at this parliamentary election. Following the elections, the stage will be set for the Tamil nation to intensify its struggle to win Tamil rights along a political and diplomatic path. There will be a need to fiercely resist the efforts to water down the scope of the international investigation against Tamil genocide into a domestic process. Such a struggle will call for the united effort of all Tamils, those from the Eelam Tamil homeland, the Diaspora, those from Tamil Nadu and indeed the world Tamils. Therefore it is necessary to elect this time only those who will work sincerely for the rights of the Tamil people. The policies and positions put forward by all candidates at these elections should be carefully scrutinized by the electors. The coherence between their words and their deeds should be intensely observed.

We wish to place before our people a few policy considerations in relation to the present election and we request that these be taken into account when electing their representatives:

  1. Any political solution must be based on the Thimphu Principles. We welcome the way the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), Justice Vigneswaran, underscored this position recently.
  2. Any political solution for the Tamil National question should be reached by means of a referendum among Eelam Tamils in the homeland and in the Diaspora.
  3. There should be the absolute resolve to conduct an international investigation into Tamil genocide. As a reflection of this position, there must be public acknowledgement and corresponding actions in relation to the Genocide resolution passed by the NPC. In the event of a recommendation that allows for a mechanism of investigation according to Sri Lankan laws, but with participation of international experts, such an investigation must be treated as a domestic process and rejected outright.
  4. An international protection mechanism must be set up in order to stop the on-going structural genocide of the Eelam Tamil nation by the instruments of the Sinhala Buddhist State, and to enable the involvement without fear of Diaspora Tamils in the development activities within the Tamil homeland.
  5. The Sri Lankan military must be withdrawn from the Tamil homeland.

At this crucial juncture, we call upon our people to identify those candidates who accept and abide by these five positions in relation to the Tamil Nation loyally and truthfully and to elect them as your representatives at the next elections.

The thirst of Tamils is for Tamil Eelam.

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    Rudrakumaran’s statement clearly rejects TNA’s stand at this election.

    He says “Tamil leaders should not immerse themselves in such fantasies as reaching solutions to fulfil political aspirations of the Tamil people before the end of 2016. Neither should they be spreading false hopes among the Tamil people.”

    This is a clear denunciation of TNA Leader Sampanthan’s statement made recently that TNA will get a solution to the Tamil problem next year. As rightly pointed out here by Rudrakumaran, TNA leader and other TNA candidates are spreading false hopes among the Tamil people. From time to time at all elections, TNA comes up with one slogan or another to fool the Tamils in order to go to Parliament. They are involved in the same deception again.

    Though Rudrakumaran says “The TGTE is not going to suggest which party people should vote for at this parliamentary election”, he clearly asks the Tamils not to vote for TNA.

    Though, I do not agree with the policies of Rudrakumaran or his TGTE, he is right when he says that nothing could be achieved by the Tamils by sending their representatives to SL Parliament which is dominated by the majority Sinhalese community representatives. That is the history of the Tamils over past 60 or more years. By going to Parliament they can only enjoy all the perks and privileges provided to SL Parliamentarians. This is exactly what TNA MPs had been doing all the time. But, this time they may try to do better by joining the government as Ministers and Deputy Ministers and enjoy better perks and privileges.

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      Dear Naga,

      Mr Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran has amply demonstrated the Tamil Ruling Class psyche as analysed by Professor Tambia a Tamil himself, who said

      social upbringing, experience of social dominance; Hinduism and caste supremacy made the Jaffna Tamil feel superior to that of the Sinhalese.

      The Tamils, ‘whose experience of social dominance in their own region and whose sense of greater “orthodoxy” and “orthopraxy” in matters of castes and religious observances made it impossible for them to accept a position of subordination in a polity composed of a Sinhalese majority, who by their standards were inferior in their purity of customs, inferior in talent, and had no historical claim to rule or encompass them (cited by Gnanapala Welhengama, Nirmala Pillai in “The Rise of Tamil Separatism in Sri Lanka: From Communalism to Secession”)

      The Eelam project has a long History. In 1921 Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem proposed a Transnational Tamil Kingdom or a Tamil Akam (Kingdom) that embraced South India, Tamil Colonies and Lanka. The intent was to make the Sinhalese of Lanka a Minority in their own country by including Lanka within a Greater Tamil Region. (here is the speech of Sir Arunachelem in Full https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/two-nation-claim-by-chief-minister-wigneswaran/comment-page-1/#comment-1784824)
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      Mr Rudrakumaran, the leader of the TGTE has emphasized the SAME POLICY in this article.

      Do we or did we hear the Voice of the Tamils?

      Unfortunately No, because the Majority of Tamils (over 80% of them) did not have a VOICE. They were a subjugated and dehumanised people. Subjugated by people like Mr Rudrakumaran, the Rich, Powerful, Absentee Landlords of the North, who MONOPOLISED Education, MONOPOLISED LAND and MONOPOLISED all means of production within Tamil Society.

      This Tamil majority was kept totally IGNORANT by denying them an education and Subjugated, dehumanised and forced into Slavery by using Violence, Arson and Rape with impunity against those who dared to challenge their edicts.

      It took 30 years post Independence, for the FIRST SERVILE CLASS Tamil to be elected to Parliament. This is strange when the Servile Class WAS THE TAMIL MAJORITY.

      Ask Mr Rudrakumaran why it took so long? Did the Sinhalese hold these Tamils back? That is the History that deceitful and devious people like Mr Rudrakumaran tries to hide which I will reveal with citations later.

      Blaming the Sinhalese to obscure Tamil Nazism has been going on for ages. Bryan Pfaffenberger in his book ‘Caste in Tamil Culture’ observes “The alleged oppression of the Tamils by the Sinhalese is mostly a defensive garb, to conceal the inner conflicts caused by the caste system among the Tamils”.

      I challenge Mr Rudrakumaran or his senators, Ms Usha S Sri Skanda Rajah, Mr Brian Senewiratne and Mr Manicka Vasagar to disprove ANYTHING that I have written here.

      It is a challenge that Mr Rudrakumaran or his TGTE will not DARE to take.

      Tamil Homeland

      Where is this situated?
      What is it’s extent?
      How was it inhabited CONTIGUOUSLY with a very small population?
      Would Mr Rudrakumaran’s TGTE care to elaborate?

      Here is a Dutch map of 1724 which shows exactly where that Home Land was.
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      http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/Map-Ceylon.5852
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      Here is a Dutch record that corroborates the above map and clearly Identifies the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom’s Northern Border running through Elephant Pass.
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      http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/Elephant-Pass.813p#Details.
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      Here is a Google view of Elephant Pass
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      https://www.google.lk/maps/@9.5168625,80.4040496,3167m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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        Thank you O.T.C. : T cannot accept all what you have written.Regarding the Tamil Kingdom,it is very clearly written in so many records by so many people including British people that there existed Kingdom of Jaffna when British took over from Dutch.This Kingdom was amalgamated with your sinhalese Kingdoms by the British Empire in 1833 for administrative purposes only.It was last month or so,one of your people said “If Tamils would have asked for the Kingdom of Jaffna,British would have considered it”.Then what is all this talk.I like those who are honest in what they say.

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          Dear Subramaniam Thiagarajah,

          Thank you for your response.

          I have provided TWO documents from the Dutch National Archives that no one can accuse the Sinhalese of manipulating. Obviously you have seen them.

          The first is a Map of Lanka and shows very clearly the territory that the Dutch governed. Since the Dutch had complete access to the Jaffna Kingdom (every nook and cranny) which was under their rule, the map shows accurately the territory of the Jaffna Kingdom.

          The second is also a Dutch record which is also from the Dutch National Archives. Again no one can accuse the Sinhalese of manipulating it.

          It states that they (the Dutch) built a Fort at Elephant Pass which was the Border of the Kandyan Kingdom and the Jaffna Tamil Kingdom ruled by the Dutch.

          Both documents corroborate each other and hence the Historical Borders of the Jaffna Tamil Kingdom and that of the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom are well defined.

          What the British did later is immaterial to the Historical boundaries of the Tamil and Sinhala Kingdoms.

          If it is separation on the basis of two historical kingdoms then Historical boundaries will take precedence.

          BTW What is you personal opinion on the SILENCE observed by the TGTE regarding the Self confessed War Criminal Adelle Balasingham?

          I also respect people who are truthful and hope you will not obfuscate.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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      Naga

      Why can’t this Prime Minister study all the manifestos of parties contesting in the NE and tell the Tamils which manifesto is acceptable to the TGTE? Why is he not able to decide? A PM is supposed to lead the guide the citizens of the nation, isn’t he?

      TNA’s manifesto is achievable and it’s not incorrect to say it can be achieved before the end of next year. The GOSL knows that unless they address and make an agreement on the National Question the nation will become bankrupt as there will be no foreign investment for the dreadful national economy.

      If Tamils do not vote for the TNA, only the Douglas-the-dogs will go to the parliament, is this what you want? When are you, Naga, going to grow up and understand the basics in politics….??!!

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        [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

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      A bootlicker of Mahinda Rajapaksa like you finding common cause with the LTTE-supporting TGTE, means the TNA may be on the right track; it seems nobody else provides any realistic alternative to the incremental reconciliation approach for the Tamil people within a united SL (while not forgetting war crimes and other injustices), that the TNA offers.

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    Rudrakumaran

    Go and read the TNA’s manifesto – this is what achievable. Tell us if/why CM V’warren refused to see you. You have gone completely mad. You need an urgent CT scan of your head.!!

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    Dear Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – Leader – TGT Eelam (sic),

    What is the POLICY of your organisation towards Ms Adele Balasigham, a war criminal, who trained and Commissioned at least a 100,000 TAMIL Children, as soldiers, for the LTTE (most of who are dead), which is a GRAVE War Crime under the Rome Statute.

    These children were ABDUCTED and FORCIBLY taken from their Tamil parents.

    In the video footage below, Adele and Anton Bala explains what the cyanide capsule symbolises. The video shows Adelle participating in commissioning new recruits by decorating their young necks, with a Cyanide Capsule Necklace. It leaves no room for doubt about Adelle’s War Crimes.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbj8PHTtHY
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    Unfortunately You have been consistently avoiding to declare your POLICY towards LTTE War Criminals and Adelle is one of the very few living war criminals of the LTTE.

    Your colleagues TGT Eelam Senators, Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah, Mr Brian Senewiratne and Mr Manicka Vasagar from whom the same question was asked, is observing a Deafening Silence on the matter.
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    Are you ACTIVELY PROTECTING LTTE WAR CRIMINALS?
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    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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      I hope the Yahapalanaya will ask for her extradition at some point. Perhaps this embarrassing business will quietly be used as a bargaining chip.

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        Dear Paul,

        Those who do the Chest Thumping about taking War Criminals to the ICC should do that with IMPARTIALITY if the objective is genuine.

        The TGTE is protecting War Criminals because the TGTE is Led by a War Criminal who was a member of the LTTE’s Inner Circle and Still is.

        The complete SILENCE on this issue is proof of their hidden agenda.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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      War criminals are those who committed war crimes.
      just look around you will find thousands in your neighborhood. Just blaming one group is itself a war crime. Further you must learn to argue sensibly. That can only got by proper education. In Sri Lanka it is free. It is not too late. Good Luck

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        Dear Lanka Liar,

        Re “War criminals are those who committed war crimes”

        Of course that goes without saying.

        Re “Just blaming one group is itself a war crime.”

        Firstly you are rewriting the Rome statute. That is Idiotic.
        Secondly I did not blame any group, I asked why the Chest Thumping TGTE which is making a Hue and Cry about war criminals cannot see one of the VILEST War Criminals who has DECIMATED at least a 100,000 Tamil Children.

        Re “Further you must learn to argue sensibly. That can only got by proper education. In Sri Lanka it is free.”

        Of course it is free but I see that you have not made the best use of it. Do you know anything about the “Equal Seating and Equal Eating Campaign” in the Tamil North?

        The first sign of a revolt by the oppressed class appeared when the “Forum for Depressed Class Tamil Labourers” was formed in Jaffna in 1927. They commenced an Equality in Seating and Equality in Eating campaign for school children. At that time even the few children who gained admission to missionary schools had to sit on the ground or a low stool while the children of the Ruling class sat on chairs at a desk.

        After two years of agitation the Colonial Govt issued an equal seating directive to all assisted schools. The Ruling class reacted by burning 15 schools that complied with the directive and a large number of houses of the Oppressed class and unleashed violence on the Oppressed class. They stopped en-masse their children from attending schools. Repeated petitions were made to the government by the Ruling class begging to cancel the directive!

        You see Lanka Liar, a near 100% of the Educated Tamils who are around 40 years of age today, have got that Education using Lanka’s Free Education and Positions in Life, by denying and TRAMPLING on the RIGHTS of the Tamil Majority of Lanka, under their Nazi Jack Boots.

        Quote “This practice of caste exclusion gave rise to violent incidents in the 1960s and 1970s directed against high-caste Jaffna Tamils. Trade and industry and jobs in government service remained the monopoly of the upper-caste groups and attempts by the Pallars and Nalavars to improve their position resulted in violence, long drawn out hartal, and in extreme cases, killings by both high-and low-caste Tamils. Any sign of upward mobility by untouchable groups was quickly suppressed and repressive social customs were enforced through intimidation and violence. Vellalas often fielded thugs to punish attempts by Pallars or Nalawars to improve themselves, forcing them to conform to the social stratification. According to Pfaffenberger ‘Minority Tamils who attempted to raise their position would find their communities victimised by Vellalar-organised gangs of thugs, who burnt down properties and poisoned wells” unquote

        If you want to debate anything I have written you are welcome to try
        It is not too late. Good Luck

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          First get educated. Then we will debate OK. Education is very important.

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            ha ha ha when you cannot dance the floor is to blame

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          OTC,

          “You see Lanka Liar, a near 100% of the Educated Tamils who are around 40 years of age today, have got that Education using Lanka’s Free Education and Positions in Life,”

          For Primary and Secondary education many of us had to pay. There are still some private schools in Jaffna.

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            Dear Heretic,

            It is the same in the South. That’s the reason I did not say a 100% and used a near 100%. The overwhelming majority of the student population in the South attend govt schools and I believe it is the same in the North.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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      OTC, there is no reason why the Sri Lankan Government should not try Adele Aunty. She committed an offense in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan government has the right to extradite her and try her . At the same time, they have to try Karuna, Pillaiyan and KP whom Mahinda made ministers. Has he not been aiding obvious criminals. So, we have to try Mahinda for that and many other crimes. Let us be even handed in these matters. Easier to try the people at hand than Aunty Adele who must be hiding somewhere now.

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        Dear Ponkoh Sivakumaran,

        You are worried by my question to the TGTE and is trying a Red Herring stunt. It will not work. Let us know your personal opinion and let the TGTE tell the World it’s official position.

        Those who do the Chest Thumping about taking War Criminals to the ICC should do that with IMPARTIALITY if the objective is genuine.

        The TGTE is protecting War Criminals because the TGTE is Led by a War Criminal who was a member of the LTTE’s Inner Circle and Still is.

        Their complete SILENCE on this issue is proof of their hidden agenda.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          I cannot speak for the TGTE. All that wanted say is that there are LTTE criminals close at hand: Karuna, Pillaiyan and KP, all them made ministers by Mahinda. They can be tried by the Sri Lankan courts. No, need of going to Western courts at the Hague. Try them first and also Adele Aunty, if you can find her.
          Mahinda aided and abetted Karuna and KP to be in comfort and not face prosecution. He must be tried for that too. No need to go to the Hague. Quite simple.

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            Dear Ponkoh Sivakumaran,

            If Prabahkaran heeded the Ultimatum issued by the Govt when he closed the Mavil Aru in peace time, he would be the Chief Minister of the NPC today instead of Mr Wigneswaran.

            The LTTE was told “Lay down arms and join the democratic process or take up arms and die by it” Prabahkaran rejected it and he is dead. Karuna, Douglas Deva and others accepted it and reaped the fruits of democracy.

            Adele Aunty?
            Were you trained by Adelle too?

            Re “Mahinda aided and abetted Karuna and KP to be in comfort and not face prosecution”

            Would you say this IF Karuna escaped to the West and did not go against the LTTE causing LTTE’e downfall? How many others exist in safety in the west that you don’t talk about?

            You are trying to draw Red Herrings in order to cover up the SILENCE the TGTE is maintaining on Adelle.

            Do you think that the comradeship of TGTE’s Head, Rudrakumaran and Adele would remain a secret forever?

            Here is a picture of Mr Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran with Mr Bala and Mrs Adelle Bala, Prabahkaran, Tamil Chelvam, Karuna and Dr. Jay Maheswaran.
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            http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iXyM_TBlhpA/U0A1E7dAhCI/AAAAAAAAYm4/Vp4m6nKy8xA/s1600/pirapaharan_delegation.jpg
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            “Mrs Balasingham lives in a £500,000 house in New Malden, Surrey. She is the widow of Anton Balasingham, a Sri Lankan with British citizenship who was the chief political strategist of the Tamil Tigers until he died in 2006.

            Mrs Balasingham, an Australian-born nurse, met and married him while he was living in London in the Seventies. She became deeply involved in the Tigers’ cause – ending up as the leader of its women soldiers and nicknamed “Aunty” on the island.

            An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement’s most influential figures.

            The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training.

            She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops.
            (Quoted from the London Evening Standard).

            The TGTE is the New Face of the LTTE

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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        1. How about those who were convicted of terrorism related offences and were sprung from the Batticaloa jail by the LTTE? Have they been pardoned?

        2. How about those involved involved in torturing and murdering political prisoners at the Welikada jail in 1983?

        Dr.RN

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      OTC,

      “It leaves no room for doubt about Adelle’s War Crimes.”

      What does Australia’s law say about prosecuting citizens who commit crimes abroad?

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    “Acknowledge candidates who express their positions in word and deed and elect them!”- Rudrakumaran.

    We have heard plenty of words from our politicians , over the decades. We have not yet seen any tangible results.

    We have seen the many deeds performed by our militants over three decades. We are worse off than we were, before their advent. They left us bereft of everything we had.

    We are hearing more words about soverreinty, self governance, etc, from our politicians at the moment.

    However, since they have not given us any idea of what they hope to do with the powers they are demanding, I have concerns that we will continue to hear more noise and see no tangible, beneficial deeds, for decades to come.

    When the government has announced plans for solving the water problems in the north, east and the rest of the dry zone, I have not heard any Tamil politician, including those in the TNA talking about this, analysing the plans or starting a sensible discussions on its pros and cons.

    Is the water problem real or not? If so, does it require urgent solutions? What sort of solutions do we need?

    When Swami Vivekananda was asked at World Congress of Religions, by a very much impressed American audience, whether he needed money to build temples he replied, ‘ we have plenty of bricks in India, what we need is Bread’ ( or words to that effect).

    Even if we are granted everything we are demanding, are our big talking politicians, capable of delivering any thing meaningful to the people?

    It is ” All talk and no S–T” as the Americans would unhesitantly and unabashedly say!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

    I like hear answers to this from our politicians.

    Let them not tell us that we should wait until the government grants everything they- the TNA and other political formations- are demanding.

    I am indeed sad about the insensitivity of our politicians to the mundane but vital needs of the people, they are claiming to represent. They are reaching for the skies, when they cannot do anything even in their back yard!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      RN

      Does the following paragraph in the TNA manifesto answer your prayers re water problem?

      “• Devolution of power on the basis of shared sovereignty shall be over land, law and order, enforcement of the law so as to ensure the safety and security of the Tamil People, socio-economic development including inter-alia health, education, higher and vocational education, agriculture, fisheries, industries, livestock development, cultural affairs, mustering of resources, both domestic and foreign and fiscal powers.”

      or, are you saying the following statement should have been included in the manifesto….???

      “As highlighted by the visionary Dr.Rajasingham Narendran, an immediate solution to the water problem in Jaffna should be found…..!!!”

      With your BVSc background, why can’t you write a detailed scientific analysis of existing water resources in Jaffna, demand for water and how availability of water to the population of Jaffna can be optimised.

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        Real Peace,
        No. This is a very general statment. Within each broad area, what do the propose to do and how? For instance how will the solve the water – quantity and quality – problem? What is their approach to solving this problems? What agro-industries can they establish in Jaffna, the Vanni and the a East? It is time for the TNA to start thinking on specific terms on specific issues, that matter to the people.

        Dr.RN

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          Dr RN

          I do not think we should put all the blames on the TNA. TNA is enjoying freedom since May 2009 and running the PC with very limited powers for about 2 yrs. We can’t expect them to do too many wonders!

          As inhabitants of Jaffna, we too have responsibilities. In the west, there are various charities that work hard to assist the people in need.

          We need a charity (?”Water for Jaffna”)- similar to British Heart Foundation etc – with a specific objectivity of formulating a evidence based strategy of providing water for human consumption, farming and agriculture. Educated people like you can take a lead role in this charity. This charity can get funding from individual contribution locally and abroad. UN and other bodies might contribute resources and funds. Firstly, we need to study the gravity of situation/crisis. And then we can formulate strategies to resolve this crisis.

          You are indeed very concerned and passionate about this issue. Please discuss this with relevant people with a view to forming a charity. You will do a great service to the mankind. I will give my full support.

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            Real Piece

            Thanks.

            Let them at least tell us what needs to be done and how , if they have the power and money to it.

            Further, although you will be surprised or shocked that I say this, I admire admire Vellupillai Prabaharan’s ability to get things done ( right or wrong) and find the means ( rightly or wrongly) to do so. If he had done things ONLY though the RIGHT way, he would have left a lasting legacy. However he had abilities, our leaders abysmally lack.
            Dr.RN

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              Dear Dr RN,

              Re the email from the engineer friend you posted

              I had to postpone the reply I was preparing in order to Challenge Rudra’s propaganda. After posting it I will advice you, Sorry for the delay

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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            Real Peace,

            “Firstly, we need to study the gravity of situation/crisis.”

            The problem with this is that all Tamil politicians appear to be in denial.

            In my opinion there should be pressure on the politicians and government servants. The politicians should make correct decisions based on facts and the government servants should implement the decisions. Is this a pipe dream? (pun intended)

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        Real Peace,

        “With your BVSc background, why can’t you write a detailed scientific analysis of existing water resources in Jaffna, demand for water and how availability of water to the population of Jaffna can be optimised.”

        In case you do not know water problems are nothing new in the Jaffna Peninsula. There have been many studies and many years ago even attempts to solve the problems of lack of water and salty water. Now we have new problems with nitrates and other pollutants.

        I believe that about 8 studies have been recently done to study the possible oil and grease contamination in ground water in Chunnakam. The results have been contradictory so that we don’t know what to believe. My understanding is that the only solution offered to the inhabitants of Chunnakam has been to fetch drinking water in containers from browsers.

        It would be difficult and expensive to make a comprehensive scientific study of thousands. of wells.

        Much easier would be to send government servants to all the house holds to ask where does your drinking water come from. They might even use a simple TDS meter for some kind of a value of TDS in the wells.

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        Dear Real Peace,

        Are you living in Jaffna?
        Do you have Saline free Fresh Water to drink?
        Does the Population of Jaffna have Saline Free fresh water?
        Do you have any knowledge of or concern for their suffering?

        An Internationally known Tamil, respected by Tamils and Sinhalese alike, wrote the following in September 2014

        “In Jaffna I have witnessed it from childhood to present. In the fifties, there were two separate churches, two burial grounds. The catholic church compromised to recruit all devotees. There were two cremation grounds. There were many fights over integration and Temple entry. As I child I could not comprehend such rules. It is less overt now than in the forties to seventies. Neville’s observations are correct. It really does not matter how the caste system evolved or in what manner it is practiced by whoever. It is surprising that Hindu academics, high ranking officials in various departments still discriminate overtly and subtly.”

        “LTTE did not practice such discrimination and tried to stop it but could not succeed. When Jaffna displaced, LTTE had difficulty providing shelter near source of water to the refugees who were not Vellalars and the Vanni Vellalar’s would not let the others from drawing water from their wells. The LTTE did ask teachers, students and appealed to village elders to share water with the refugees. I have participated in such meetings. As a compromise pecific times were allocated for the refugees to use the well. The group of shelters were also segregated. When I asked the Tigers who were in responsible position to integrate why can’t such discrimination be prevented. They said that the Vellalars are merchants and don’t want to antagonize them and loose support. To their credit they did by law, education and by deed reduced some discrimination.”

        “Now I see in Jaffna Peninsula schools in areas where the deprived classes live, competent principals or teachers with qualifications are hard to place. This deprivation shows in the results of students at the National examinations”.

        What follows was written by a Jaffna Resident in 2015 who confirmed the above.

        “Unfortunately this continues even today. The primary schools that are in deprived parts of the Jaffna Peninsula have very low results. I know of many schools where about 3% pass Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. Most or all of the children in these schools come from poor families that can be described using the word out caste. Their parents have not studied.”

        The description above, written this year by a Tamil resident of Jaffna is the result of the Tamil High Cast Jack Boot which trampled them for centuries while you deceived the world by blaming the Sinhalese.

        Even today the TNA led NPC govt is not providing Competent Teachers and Principals to the Shining new schools that the Govt established in the North after the war.

        Writing further he said

        “These children do not attend school regularly, have no shoes, uniform or basic material like pens. They receive cloth, shoes, backpacks etc from the government and some NGOs but this is not enough. If the only uniform is wet what will the child do? In the worst case parents will sell the shoes etc to buy food, toddy or ganja.Last year there was an initiative to help these children but I do not know what if anything was done in practice. I believe that the initiative came from UNICEF and the relevant ministries in Colombo. Maybe needless to say that better off families (often higher caste) avoid sending their children to these schools. All the schools I know of have been recently nicely repaired and painted thanks to the attention and money that MR sent. MR did many good things in Jaffna after 2009 like building roads, schools, telephone lines, electricity network. What he did with human and political rights is another matter. In the nice school buildings we will find many incompetent and/or lethargic teachers. Having a degree in something does not make a graduate a good teacher”

        Primary and Secondary Education has been COMPLETELY devolved on the TNA led NPC.

        About the water many plans exist.
        One major plan was the Arumugam plan “The River for Jaffna project”
        Most of it was completed in the 1950s but your ALL Tamil Parliamentary group and your All Tamil Administration was too lethargic to attend to the day to day issues faced by the Tamils who lived there because they were Absentee Land Lords living in Colombo.

        Even during their short stays in Jaffna, they did not feel the need for Drinking Water as they had SEGREGATED fresh water wells that were reserved for them.

        You need to educate yourself before you Challenge Dr Rajasingham Narendran.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Dear OTC,

          With respect to your observation “You need to educate yourself before you Challenge Dr Rajasingham Narendran” I would like to point out that the skepticism on the wisdom and sincerity of Rajasigham’s propositions are almost solely justifiable based on the past history of Rajasingham’s outrageous proclamations and actions.

          To name a few:

          – All Sinhalese should be made to learn Tamil for to forge the Sri Lankan identity
          – MR has completed 75% of what he promised the Tamils
          – Gota had to import Southern labour to do development work because the Tamil youth were too rich to accept such jobs
          – Tamils in the North are going about with a happy smile, assured of a bright future under MR and Gota’s rule
          – Tamil Diaspora should refrain from sending money to their families that is only spoiling the Tamil youth, and instead divert remittances directly to MR & Gota’s coffers
          – I can assure that MR is very honourable and trust worthy, and I can say this with certainty because my training at the Veterinary school that has given me an edge in reading peoples’ mind (not available to the lesser mortals)

          Yes, please note, it is just a smearing of Rajasingham’s pearls of wisdom that I could put my fingers on.

          Aside from the ridiculous proclamations, none of which were not even remotely in line with the truth, Rajasingham’s integrity and sincerity is also under some significant dark clouds. For instance, he is unable, or more likely unwilling to put to rest the allegation that he may have benefitted materially from the Rajapaksa regime, which raises suspicion that all his drum beating for the regime may have been a pay-back for the material gifts so received, if indeed that is true. It should be simple for Rajasingham to dispel this issue that is eroding his credibility on forthrightness. This is just one example.

          Finally, note that your discussion addresses the drinking-water issue affecting the North, whereas Rajasingham has very expressly declared that his objective in wanting to bring the Mahaveli water was for the ‘unimaginable” things he could do, specifically identifying his dream of “cactus & dates” El Dorado, with tourism and recreation to boost. Perhaps he had in mind the full gamut, including the Ho-house, when he was imagining the ‘unimaginables” – who knows!

          I am not sure how much of education is necessary to see through either these outrageous proposals or those disingenuous proclamations.

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          OTC,

          As the “Jaffna resident” you refer to I wish to add some things.

          I see you very often taking up the historic caste discrimination in Jaffna. It is a fact that the so called out caste was totally excluded and even the numerous other Non Vellalah castes suffered from this discrimination.

          What you seem to forget or do not want to see is that there is today much less discrimination. I have repeatedly pointed out the advances the non Vellalah have made.

          At least one non Vellalah is a candidate and a relative of VP.

          “Even today the TNA led NPC govt is not providing Competent Teachers and Principals to the Shining new schools that the Govt established in the North after the war.”

          The main reason might be that there are quite simply no competent teachers and principals in the North. I believe that English, Math and Tamil teachers are especially hard to find. The situation is bad in the far away rural areas of Jaffna and Vanni where the more educated people do not want to live. Appointments or transfers to these areas are avoided by all means. Some teachers manage to stay in the same school next to their home for a very long time despite the rules of transfers every 7 years. There is apparently corruption and political interference that should be stopped.

          Even Jaffna University can not find competent lecturers or even applicants in many subjects.

          “Primary and Secondary Education has been COMPLETELY devolved on the TNA led NPC.”

          I am not sure about how much real power the NPC has. They can talk and complain.

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            Dear Heretic,

            I didn’t want to expose you unnecessarily.

            I have no intention of hurting truthful people like you and Dr RN etc who are open minded and balanced in their outlook. But the opinions in this web space (see Rudrakumaran, Ms Usha S, Mr Manicca Vasagar, Mr Thambu Kanagasabai etc and most Tamil commentators) or any public space is dominated by the OPPRESSIVE Tamil High casts, the Vellalahs.

            Even today, those who write comments, incessantly portray the Sinhalese as Oppressors and Racists. What do you think the Sinhalese reaction to such crass generalisations would be?

            Tamils are subjected to Genocide they say but inexplicably half the Tamil population choose to live with the Sinhalese!

            This is the food that will feed the Sinhala extremists like the BBS. The BBS’s amplified rhetoric, will make even moderate Sinhalese react with anger towards the Tamils. Is that what we want?

            Even in the shameful 1983, if not for the selfless Sinhalese and Burghers who came forward to protect the Tamil people, the death toll would have been at least three times what it was. I know the fear that is felt by a family when risking their own lives and property to give refuge or transport to Tamils, while incensed mobs roam the streets (most Muslims had a Tamil accent and could not help). How did the Tamil people who worked in offices reach safety without help?

            Dr RN and his family has suffered immensely in 1983 (even earlier if I remember correctly) but he never fails to acknowledge the help and care he received from the Sinhalese in his hour of need. Their are tens of thousand of Tamil who were protected by the Sinhalese how many acknowledge it?

            I do not mind the justified criticism of the Govt, the police and the Mob or even the forces though it was the forces that restored order.

            The characterisation of the Sinhalese Race as Brutes is totally unjust and unfounded and when that is coming from the REAL BRUTES who practiced OPPRESSION on a Daily Basis on their own people, for centuries, it needs to be exposed. Otherwise their devious propaganda will remain unopposed.

            The fact is that though the older educated Tamils know the TRUE situation that existed in the North and what the Govt has done for the North and how the Tamil politicians prevented development in the remote areas of the North, only a few are articulate (eg Ms Perle Thevanayagam, Dr Erhirweerasigham etc). Even building causeways to connect depressed class villages were opposed. The silence that is observed allows the Racist, Power Hungry Tamils to carry out their False Propaganda blitz unopposed.

            Any Educated Tamil who is around 40 years of age, who had obtained primary or secondary education in a Northern school, did so while the vast majority of Tamils were prevented from getting similarly educated, with the use of social edicts backed by violence. This in a country where Education from primary to University is provided free, to all.

            The Day that the Tamil people themselves reject this false propaganda, the need for me to tell the world about it will cease.

            This hate campaign against the Sinhalese, is Political Rhetoric, that is designed to deceive the World and even the Tamils themselves. How many Tamils know what really went on in the North?

            Even the LTTE could not stop the cast discrimination and they had to condone the Vellalahs oppressive treatment because the Vellalahs were too powerful even for the LTTE.

            Quote LTTE did not practice such discrimination and tried to stop it but could not succeed. When Jaffna displaced, LTTE had difficulty providing shelter near source of water to the refugees who were not Vellalars and the Vanni Vellalar’s would not let the others from drawing water from their wells. The LTTE did ask teachers, students and appealed to village elders to share water with the refugees. I have participated in such meetings. As a compromise specific times were allocated for the refugees to use the well. The group of shelters were also segregated. When I asked the Tigers who were in responsible position to integrate why can’t such discrimination be prevented. They said that the Vellalars are merchants and don’t want to antagonize them and loose support. To their credit they did by law, education and by deed reduced some discrimination. Now I see in Jaffna Peninsula schools in areas where the deprived classes live, competent principals or teachers with qualifications are hard to place. This deprivation shows in the results of students at the National examinations.

            That was written in September 2014 by Dr. Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham, the Olympic Silver medalist and the first President of the BTF. I have no reason to doubt his sincerity.

            Denial of Education for the poor Tamil people was a POLICY, practiced by the Tamil Ruling Class and enforced using Violence, Rape and Arson. This is a fact and is supported by Researchers and Victims alike.

            How many underclass Tamils have the Education to write Books and articles? How many of them can contest the Rabid propaganda of the likes of TGTE’s Usha?

            The overwhelming majority who write are from the High cast Tamils because Education remained Taboo for the underclass. Thus the opinion that we see, even on CT, is that of the High Cast Tamils.

            Compare this with Southern Society.

            The underclass Tamils who live in the South are more educated than the underclass of the North because they are free of the oppressive social edicts of the North. No one prevents them from going to school.

            Quote “When I moved to Hatton and later to Colombo, I found a very different world. It was a transforming experience for me and my wife to find that our workmates, mostly Sinhalese would actually sit with us and share a cup of tea. We found that we could go to night school and study without being threatened, beaten up, or go and borrow books, and do things that would bring swift retribution ‘back in the North’; our dwellings would have been torched and our women raped with impunity”
            .
            (http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=67022)
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            That was written by Sebastian Rasalingam, a Low Cast Tamil, who owes his education to the fact that he moved to the Sinhala South from his birth place in Jaffna.

            Absence of education is the reason we see a dearth of low cast opinion in the media. The few who obtained the education are scathingly critical of the Tamil High Cast.

            In the South there is absolutely no social oppression practiced on the poor to prevent them from getting an education. That is why you see so many Sinhalese from poor families getting into higher education.

            We received independence in 1948. Till 1977 Tamil representation was completely monopolised by the High casts. How did that happen when the low casts were the majority? Even today Tamil representation is DOMINATED by the High Cast Tamils. Why such poor representation from the underclass?

            In 1977 the first low cast Tamil got elected because the FP was forced to field a Low cast Tamil after they went against the FP and caused the Dudley Chelva Pact to be abrogated. Cast Oppression that existed in 1968 was the reason.

            The oppressed did not want to be governed locally by Tamils and chose to be governed Centrally by the Govt, which the Tamil propagandists call the Sinhala govt. Why did the oppressed Tamils choose the Sinhalese and rejected the Tamils?

            Then came the Maviddapuram Temple Entry demand by the Oppressed class. The FP which should have sided with the Oppressed stayed MUM. Because the FP was a High cast outfit.

            According to K T Rajasingham, a Bill based on the K Kanakaratnam (Tamil Congress MP for Vaddukoddai) Commission Report which referred to Temple Entry, failed to become law due to the High Cast Hindu opposition. Is this the Democratic Tamil Opinion?

            The reason that you don’t get competent Teachers in underclass village schools is because of Cast issues of the past and the present.

            The deprivation of education has prevented qualified people coming up from the depressed classes. The overwhelming majority of the educated are from the high cast and they don’t serve the underclass. This will go on for a few more decades and like in the past, the underclass will revolt against the high cast.

            Primary and Secondary Education has been COMPLETELY devolved on the TNA led NPC. Only the National Schools are administered directly by the central govt.

            The Provincial ministry of Education looks after all other schools and teachers are appointed by them. It is the same in any other province. Check with your secretariat.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              OTC,

              Thank you for your reply. First I must say that I MOSTLY agree with you. My main problem is that you keep repeating facts from past and they do not completely reflect the reality of today. Your problem is of course partly due to the fact that there is no reliable information on the current situation.

              “Otherwise their devious propaganda will remain unopposed.”

              I agree and this work is important.

              “Any Educated Tamil who is around 40 years of age, who had obtained primary or secondary education in a Northern school, did so while the vast majority of Tamils were prevented from getting similarly educated, with the use of social edicts backed by violence.”

              Maybe not violence anymore but there are other reasons like real poverty and poverty of mind. Uneducated parents rarely understand the importance of education.

              “How many Tamils know what really went on in the North?”

              Most of us in the North know but most do not appear in the media. The loud ones who appear have their own political agenda. As you have noted the loudest ones have left SL a long time ago and will never come back. They are the ones claiming total militarization of Jaffna, MOD permits needed for functions, Sinhalese moving in etc. I wonder if they really believe all this because they can call relatives and often even dare to visit Jaffna.

              “Even the LTTE could not stop the cast discrimination and they had to condone the Vellalahs oppressive treatment because the Vellalahs were too powerful even for the LTTE.”

              Partly true. Who was running the international network of the LTTE, the tax collection, paying tax etc? Even the LTTE understood not to make the exodus of the educated Vellalah worse.

              “Now I see in Jaffna Peninsula schools in areas where the deprived classes live, competent principals or teachers with qualifications are hard to place.”

              Schools in these areas are nothing new. For instance American Ceylon Mission primary schools (now run by the NPC) are often located in these areas. The missionaries started their work a long time ago. “By 1848, a remarkable 105 Tamil schools and 16 English schools had cropped up in the Jaffna peninsula. “http://tamilculture.com/the-legacy-of-american-missionaries-in-jaffna/

              “Denial of Education for the poor Tamil people was a POLICY, practiced by the Tamil Ruling Class and enforced using Violence, Rape and Arson.”

              My grandparents had chairs while the “others” sat on the floor in the primary school. The others did not continue their education.

              You have to understand Hinduism and caste system. Discrimination was considered normal at that time and many of the elderly still believe in this. The wells were segregated to avoid being “polluted” by out caste not because they had better water.

              “How many underclass Tamils have the Education to write Books and articles? How many of them can contest the Rabid propaganda of the likes of TGTE’s Usha?”

              Still not many but they are coming. I do not want to identify them.

              “The overwhelming majority who write are from the High cast Tamils because Education remained Taboo for the underclass. Thus the opinion that we see, even on CT, is that of the High Cast Tamils.”

              Yes. That is because most of us here are not very young. This is partly just my guess.

              “No one prevents them from going to school.”

              In Jaffna it is usually today the parents who stop their children attending school due to poverty.

              “The few who obtained the education are scathingly critical of the Tamil High Cast.”

              Actually there are also many Vellalah who are critical.

              “Even today Tamil representation is DOMINATED by the High Cast Tamils. Why such poor representation from the underclass?”

              I have asked the same question but nobody has replied. You are correct.

              “The overwhelming majority of the educated are from the high cast and they don’t serve the underclass. This will go on for a few more decades and like in the past, the underclass will revolt against the high cast.”

              The majority of all educated might still be Vellalah but among the younger ones there are many others maybe even the majority. Of course this depends partly on how we define “educated”. When an estimated 40% of the Jaffna population is still Vellalah there are going to be many of us at the university and government service.

              “Primary and Secondary Education has been COMPLETELY devolved on the TNA led NPC.”

              I know but does the NPC or other PCs have any real power? Even the mighty TNA cannot force the educated who have migrated to return and accept work as a teacher. My personal opinion is that the numerous graduate appointees in schools are usually not very competent nor did they want to become teachers. There is thus lack of motivation and skills.

              “Only the National Schools are administered directly by the central govt.”

              When Ranil was here he gave 6 months for the principals of national schools to clean the mess or they will be transferred. The dead line is soon.

              Thank you again.

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                Dear Heretic,

                Re “My main problem is that you keep repeating facts from past and they do not completely reflect the reality of today”

                The repetition is forced on me as the propaganda keeps repeating.

                The people who write this propaganda If they are around 40 years of age would have entered school 35 years ago. That is in 1980 or earlier and the data I have reflects the historical background with accuracy.

                You may have noticed that I use is mostly Tamil or foreign sources. When I use a Sinhalese as a data source it would be someone that Tamils themselves quote such as Nira W or those with an international reputation.

                Current data about Tamil society is not easy to get and once in a way I come across current data such as the comment written by Dr Ethir that I quoted previously.

                I keep my comments factual and verifiable and have no hesitation in apologising and correcting myself in the event I am proven wrong with factual and verifiable data.

                Hope you understand and thank you for your support.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  OTC,

                  Thank you for your reply. Please continue your good work.

                  “The people who write this propaganda If they are around 40 years of age would have entered school 35 years ago. That is in 1980 or earlier and the data I have reflects the historical background with accuracy.”

                  I believe that almost all the writers of propaganda on CT and the pro LTTE Diaspora leaders are much older than 40. It is easy to find Usha, Rudra etc on the internet.

                  The senior Tamil politicians are often 60+. They have the opinions of their generation. The good news is that half of the 80 year old are NOT senile.

                  The younger ones in NP unfortunately very rarely can English well enough to participate in any way. The younger ones in Diaspora usually don’t care anymore.

                  In addition to caste discrimination the LTTE tried to stop animal sacrifice and dowry without success. These traditions will end but it takes time as you say about caste.

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                    Dear Heretic,

                    I think some Tamil MP’s tried to stop animal sacrifice much earlier.

                    Around 1949, some Tamil MP’s (not sure of the names but may be Sampanthan, then MP for Trinco, was involved ) discussed the matter of Animal Sacrifice and Temple entry with the PM, DS Senanayake and that resulted in the K Kanakaratnam Commission. But the references to Temple Entry caused it to be dropped due to other Tamil MPs objecting.

                    I think Sampanthan brought a private members motion in parliament which was seconded by C Vanniasingham that ultimately resulted in the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act of 1957

                    Hope somebody knowledgeable will be able to confirm

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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        Real Peace,

        Let them acknowledge the wise Dutchman who proposed the intial idea during the Dutch colonial era and the detailed Arumugam Plan.

        apYour reference to the BVSc. I am proud to hold as the first degree and the word, visionary, are irrelevant.

        Dr.RN

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      I agree with you Dr.Rajasingam with what you have said about the TNA and Mr.Rudrakumaran, except that the Tamils do not want Mahavali diverted to the North and it will not happen for ever as the Sinhalese will not allow it to happen for good, It will bring other disasters to the North.

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        Dear Sellam,

        What evidence do you have to substantiate what you say about the Sinhalese?

        Here is a quote from a Jaffna Tamil who experienced the KINDNESS of Tamil rulers!

        “These absentee landlords became parliamentarians and blocked any legislation that modernised the North. Universal franchise and women’s rights were opposed, starting from 1929. The building of causeways and roads that would make depressed caste villages accessible were opposed. Upgrading of village Councils and TCs in the North were opposed by these ‘Tamil leaders’. When they realised that Colombo was going to make caste discrimination illegal, they launched separatist politics. Then the Ponnambalams and the Chelvanayagams could “run their affairs themselves,” in the ‘exclusive Tamil homelands of the Eelam’. The political strategy was to whip up Tamil racism, aided by Sinhala Chauvinism”.
        .
        Read the rest here it is fairly long and he writes about how Rape was used with IMPUNITY to “Develop” the North
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        http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/12770
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        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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        Sell am,

        Thanks. Did the Tamils thirsting for good water to drink and water their lands, tell you this?

        Dr.RN

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          Dear Dr.
          The Tamils in the North have lived for centuries with well water and rain water. They never asked for Mahavali water.It is politics. If the Tamils want more water deepen the existing Tanks in the North as they have become shallower.

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    PM Rudra’s manifesto is more friendly and less harmful to the great majority of the inhabitant population.

    And here is the reason.

    PM Rudra wants a Referendum among the Tamil inhabitants asking them whether they want a Separate Province..

    Disregard the bit about the Diaspora because it is just poppycock, Even a bush Lawyer in Colombo would know that a Foreigner cant have a vote unless he/she is a citizen.

    If the Tamil inhabitants say Yes, they then will have to relocate …Right.

    Compare that with the Vellala Manifesto which TNA Boss Sambandan has given us.

    He wants the North & the East as Federal States just for the TNA supporters, because he doesn’t even mention Estate Tamils.

    In fact he has openly excluded them with his definition of the Lankan Tamil in his preamble..

    TNA agenda therefore is sort of have the cake and eat it too…

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      “If the Tamil inhabitants say Yes, they then will have to relocate …Right. “

      That’s right K.A.S

      I have been trying to drive this message into the heads of Tamil racists that any political power devolution to North and East means ALL Tamil speaking people IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR RELIGION or their date of arrival presently occupying areas outside North and East will have to relocate to North and East.

      Soma

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    ” Our Five Positions ”

    From the revised enhanced version of the Kama Sutra written for and by the new ‘elite’ of San Francisco ?

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      Ramuuuuuuuuu

      “From the revised enhanced version of the Kama Sutra written for and by the new ‘elite’ of San Francisco ?”

      Dayan has not taught him rest of the 59 positions. In the middle of the sessions Dayan mysteriously disappeared into oblivion.

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    There is a clear divergence between the five points of the TGTE and the TNA Manifesto. They don’t seem to reconcilable. The diaspora does consist of nearly a million Tamils. They are entitled to a say. The TGTE does not represent the diaspora. Neither does the GTF. But, at least the TGTE can appear in public and hold public meetings among the diaspora. The GTR does not for the reason that it risks too many slippers being thrown at its speakers. So, Sumanthiran and Surenthiran hold their clandestine meetings and claim to speak for Tamils.

    The TNA Manifesto is a cop out in that it does not assert rights strongly enough. What is one to make of the soft-pedalling of war crimes and crimes against humanity at a time when the UNHCR is bringing out a Report? Is it a signal that the TNA will accept a lukewarm report? As usual, Colombo lawyers seeing the possibility of ministerial positions, are taking a soft line. They may be selling the Tamils short for their own gain. At least Wigneswaran had the guts to say that genocide was committed and that there should be accountability before an international tribunal.

    As to other points in the blog: Sumane need not be concerned about Estate Tamils. TNA is not contesting among them. As citizens of Sri Lanka, they would have the right to be in the North East.

    Dr N is right in saying that nothing has been spelt out. The TNA people may not have the sagacity to do that.

    OTC’s problem about where the Tamil Kingdom was is not relevant. In different times of history, Tamil kings ruled larger and smaller parts of Sri Lanka as did the Sinhalese kings. There is much rewriting of history by both sides. The fact is that the Tamils live in larger numbers in the North-East at present.

    The TNA manifesto does not have a coherent theory of self-determination. In Canada, the Supreme Court denied self-determination to Quebec despite the fact that the French were a distinct people because there was never overt discrimination against them. The Sri Lankan situation is different. The only way to make the difference clear is to highlight the war crimes and earlier discrimination. The TNA is shy to do this. It does a disservice to the Tamils in this shyness borne out of getting crumbs for individuals and smaller crumbs for the people.

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      Dear Ponkoh Sivakumaran,

      Re “OTC’s problem about where the Tamil Kingdom was is not relevant”

      It is not my problem, it is your problem, a problem that is difficult if not impossible to Surmount or circumvent. It is an argument that you cannot meet by deriding the Mahavamsa.

      The 1724 Dutch map and other records have trashed the Tamil Separatists claim to an “Exclusive Historical Tamil Homeland” which history states NEVER existed in the East South of Elephant Pass.

      You are admitting defeat even before you start because there is no way for you to contest the AUTHENTICITY of the 1724 Dutch Map of Lanka. Neither can you contest the admission by the Dutch that they built a Fort to protect the former Jaffna Kingdom’s Border from attacks by the Armies of the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom.

      Re “In different times of history, Tamil kings ruled larger and smaller parts of Sri Lanka….”

      Of course they did but they NEVER RULED THE EAST.
      All those Kings were Invaders who could not maintain their rule without help from Tamil India.

      Re “There is much rewriting of history by both sides”

      History is being rewritten by the Tamil separatists because they do not have any RECORDED history in Lanka.

      But I have not written about History or have I referred to the Mahavamsa, the Dipawamsa or the Thupavamsa, I have presented the CT Readership with formerly OBSCURE FACTUAL DATA about Lanka in 1724.

      Re “The fact is that the Tamils live in larger numbers in the North-East at present”

      You have surreptitiously slipped in the British Administrative boundaries in order to claim UNINHABITED Forest and State Land.

      The FACT is that there are CONCENTRATIONS of Tamil habitation in the Northern Eastern and Western sides of the Island which are not CONTIGUOUS and DOES NOT COVER THE EXPANSE OF TERRITORY THAT ARE REPRESENTED BY THE BRITISH MADE PROVINCIAL BOUNDARIES.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    To the wannabe PM of TGTE, you state …

    Since the elections are to be held in the Tamil homeland as well, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) wishes to clarify to the Tamil people our views on the kind of representatives they should elect……..

    Now you are calling for a democratic resolve to claim a Tamil Eelam ?

    Your class and caste system has never been democratic and will never be …. so the ONLY Tamils who would want you to be the PM elect would be the elite on the top rung of the caste system! BIGOTRY of the first order.

    The BIGOTRY that the elite Tamils exhibit with the other Tamil caste is probably why, at this day and age, where DEMOCRACY and its much maligned definition – is used as an excuse:-
    The Tamil Eelam will never see the light of day –
    anywhere in the World!

    The Tamil elite have always subjugated the lower classes and should you guys by conniving; bribing and spreading false propaganda ( much like what the Zionist have achieved) be able to get a homeland any where in the World, the Ordinary Tamils – will THEN realize that they were far better of with a Sinhalese Government than they will be with your lot.

    Having said that, the issues that the Tamils do face have been brought on by the elite Tamils. From around circa 1948 the representatives of the elite Tamils ( no other class of Tamils was represented in Parliament) have been crying WOLF and highlighting small grievances in order to get the Tamil vote.

    By crying WOLF so many times for cheap political mileage you lot have made the Sinhalese elite RACIST as well.

    The Problem with you is that you tend to believe the lies, that your lot started by crying WOLF ……… and using every trick in the book – to usurp the votes of the ordinary Tamils, in a very – very similar by using fear tactics like the Eelamist did to garnish the salaries of the ordinary Tamils, around the World.

    Instead of continuing to be BIGOTS become Sri Lankan(s) and contribute to the development of Sri Lanka. Maybe then the ordinary Tamils would get the redress that they deserve.

    FACILE DICTU DIFFICILE FACTU !

    I am not being rude the direct translation of the Latin above means

    Easy to say and hard to do

    So stop crying WOLF.

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    Before you start advising others who are going to vote in a democratically managed election, Can you please reply to the following:

    01: What is the membership of TGTE? How many of your members are resident in Sri Lanka?
    02: What is the constitution of TGTE?
    03: Were you elected democratically as the PM by the TGTE membership?
    04: Why don’t you go to Sri Lanka and address election meetings?
    05: I don’t think half the Tamil voters (at least) read English, what is the purpose of your English articles?

    Why don’t you and TGTE call it a day and leave it to the Tamils in Sri Lanka to solve their problems in a democratic manner.

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    Mr.Rudrakumaraan

    Why do you worry about the Sri Lankan Elections. You have established a Tamil State in exile. Go on and rule that state. Please let me know as to what you have done to those Tamil people in Sri Lanka so far.

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    why one hypothetical govt is interesting in the elections of an existing govt ?

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    why one imaginary govt is interested in the elections of an existing govt ?

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    Mr Rudrakumaran makes so much predictions and edicts regarding Sri Lanka, he cannot even enter Sri Lanka if he becomes the PM of his grandiose nation, which has no land nor a shelter, because it is mythical to him and his dumb goons. He is a convicted criminal on borrowed justice. Advise to him is shut your trap and hibernate somewhere away from humanity, even majority Tamils dislike you and grandiose themes.

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      Remember late Menagem Begun ,late PM of Israel.
      He was wanted by Brits for bombing a hotel in Jerusalem.
      He received red carpet welcome later in London when he was elected the PM of State of Israel.
      Tides turn to suit the circumstances.

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