20 October, 2017

Our People Have Come To The Very End Of Their Frustration

By R. Sampanthan

R. Sampanthan

I raised this question, because our people have come to the very end of their frustration. Today, in the blazing sun, in the rain when it is rainingand in the night when there is dew, they are protesting with their families. Their wives, their children, their infants are all joining in the protest and it is unbearable. This situation cannot continue. It must be brought to an end and we want the Government to realize and take very early action to bring this situation to an end.

The Speech made by Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance, R. Sampanthan on the 8th of March 2017:

ආරක්ෂක හමුදා සන්තකව පවතින ඉඩම් මුල් අයිතිකරුවන් වෙත නිදහස් කිරීම
படையினரின் வசமுள்ள காணிகளை அவற்றின் உரிமையாளர்களுக்கு விடுவித்தல்
RELEASE OF LANDS OCCUPIED BY SECURITY FORCES TO ORIGINAL OCCUPANTS

ගරු රාජවරෝදියම් සම්පන්දන් මහතා (විරුද්ධ පාර්ශ්වයේ නායකතුමා)
(மாண்புமிகுராஜவரோதயம்சம்பந்தன் – எதிர்க்கட்சிமுதல்வர்)
(The Hon. Rajavarothiam Sampanthan – Leader of the Opposition)

Mr. Deputy Chairman of Committees, I move the following Adjournment Motion before I make submissions on it:

“Whereas large swathes of lands belonging to private citizens were occupied by the armed forces when fighting came to an end in May 2009:

Most of these lands were taken over from civilians for security purposes. For instance, civilians were evicted from several thousands of acres of land in Valigamam North in order to protect the Palaly air base from artillery fire almost 25 years ago. But even after the fighting ended in 2009, only a fraction of that has been returned for civilian resettlement, while large tracts of land are still occupied by the military which is engaged in farming and trade including running tourist hotels while the original occupants languish in welfare centres and with host families.

In the Vanni too, still several thousands of acres of land are occupied by security forces. Although some lands were released in Keppapulavu recently by the Air Force, more lands are still occupied by the Army.

The people have been staging agitations in front of these lands urging the Government to let them re-occupy their land. This was a promise given to the people by President Maithripala Sirisena before the Presidential Election in January, 2015. People have patiently waited for over two years and now are justifiably demanding that the Government keep to its promise and release these lands.

We urge the Government to take very early action in regard to this matter and release all land that is occupied by the security forces, in which civilians lived prior to hostilities breaking out and that such lands be returned to the original inhabitants without any further delay.”

In fact with regard to this matter I have written to the President, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena on the 3rd of March. That pertained really to the land in Valikamam North in the Jaffna District and the land in Kepapulavu in the Mulaitivu District. I will not read out this letter, but I table* it, and  may I request that you  kindly direct that this letter be included at the end of my speech.
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* කථාව අවසානයේ පළකර ඇත.
*  உரையினிறுதியில்தரப்பட்டுள்ளது.
* Produced at end of speech.

I will now Sir, make some comments on this question of lands in the Northern Province and the attitude of the civilian population to the question of these lands that we see through the various protests and demonstrations that are going on continuously for several weeks and in several places for several days.The people are protesting because they want to return to their lands, they want to live on their lands and they want to engage in farming activity on their lands. These demonstrations and protests have been held in support of the people who are protesting in the Northern Province by persons living in other parts of the country, in other places. In fact, some people including Buddhist monks have gone and joined the people protesting in the Northern Province and they have expressed their disapproval to this land being continuously held by the armed forces. Demonstrations have been held for instance in the KattankudyMosque in the Batticaloa District by persons who have been demanding that these lands be released to the persons in the North who are entitled to such lands. Demonstrations have been held in other parts of the country in support of these demands. This clearly shows that the people are of the view that the demand made by the people in the Northern Province is a just demand and that these lands must be returned to the people to whom these lands are due. Sinhalese people and Muslim people have been taking part in protests in support of this demand for the return of the lands by the people in the Northern Province.

I wish to thank the people, particularly the people from outside the Northern Province, the Sinhalese people and the Muslim people who have also been staging protests in support of this very legitimate demand.

Sir, I want to pose a question as to whether such a situation can prevail in the Southern part of this country. Can the lands of the civilian population be held by the armed forces or by the Government in this way? Will it be tolerated? Will the other political forces permit that to happen? Will they not intervene and ensure that the lands are returned to the people if such lands were held by the armed forces or the Government in the South?

What does this demonstrate? It clearly demonstrates that the Tamil people lack power and authority in their hands to be able to take action in regard to these matters. That is why, Sir, the people are inflicting pain on themselves by fasting, by sitting in the open by day and night in the blazing sun and without being deterred by the dew or the rain with their families, with their children and even infants. They are protesting, they are demonstrating and inflicting pain upon themselves because they want the world to realize the injustice that is being done to them. This situation, Sir, cannot continue.  It must come to an end.

Continued occupation of these lands owned or possessed by civilian population before they were dispossessed in a situation of war, despite the war having come to an end several years ago, is illegal and there is a clear denial of the legal entitlements of these people to these lands. It is a gross violation of their fundamental and human rights. Army may remain in certain limited extents of land which are clearly identified on the grounds of national security, but they certainly cannot use these lands for cultivation, to grow vegetables, fruits, other crops, run luxury hotels and restaurants, engage in commercial activities on these lands or use them for their leisure, for golf courses or for their residence. That would be a blatant violation of the fundamental and human rights of these people and I do not think, Sir, that situation can continue.

In fact, the UN Human Rights Council Resolution that was adopted in October, 2015 states, I quote:

“Taking note of the review of the high-security zones undertaken by the Government, and welcoming the initial steps taken to return lands to its rightful civilian owners and to help local populations to resume livelihoods and to restore normality to civilian life,”

That is stated in the Resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council. It goes on further and states in paragraph No. 10, I quote:

“Also welcomes the initial steps taken to return land, and encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to accelerate the return of land to its rightful civilian owners, and to undertake further efforts to tackle the considerable work that lies ahead in the areas of land use and ownership, in particular the ending of military involvement in civilian activities, the resumption of livelihoods and the restoration of normality to civilian life, and stresses the importance of the full participation of local populations, including representatives of civil society and minorities, in these efforts;”

This is what was stated even in the UN Human Rights Council Resolution adopted in October, 2015, one and a half years ago.  They urged the return of land to enable the civilian life to return to normality. We are sorry to say that has not happened.

Might I read, Sir, from what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said in the statement he made in February, 2017 at the UN Human Rights Council. I refer to the paragraph Nos. 48 and 49 of the statement of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

He says in Paragraph 48, I quote:

“The restitution of land held by the military is still an unfulfilled confidence-building measure. Although significant areas of land have been released (according to government figures, an additional 2,625 acres of private land and 9,288 acres of State land have been released since October 2015), a mapping of both private and public land under the control of the military, and a release plan with clear benchmarks and timelines, have yet to be presented to the public.”

He goes on to state in Paragraph 49, I quote:

“Progress in the resettlement of internally displaced persons, despite the support received from donors and international organizations, has been slow. This is partially due to a failure to release land. On 16th August 2016, the Cabinet approved a rights-based and comprehensive national policy on durable solutions for conflict-affected displacement; challenges to its implementation persist, however, given that key obstacles, including land disputes relating to State occupation or secondary occupation, need to be addressed. Frustration in the affected communities has grown owing to the continued engagement of the military in civilian commercial activities.”

Even the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sir, in the statement he made last month at the Human Rights Council, has referred to the problems that arise as a result of the military-holding land to an extent totally unwarranted and to the activities of the military resulting in the people not being able to return to their lands and people not being resettled on their lands. So, this is a matter that even the High Commissioner for Human Rights has thought it fit to refer to in his statement.

Sir, the Minister, the Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, in the statement he made at the Human Rights Council on the 28th of February, 2017, has also referred to this matter. He says that in regard to State lands, 5,519.98 acres and 1,383.51 acres, totaling to 6,903.49 acres have been released.  In regard to private lands, he says that 2,090.03 acres and 30.54 acres, totaling to 2,120.57 acres have been released. I see a contradiction between the figures given by the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the figures given by the Minister, the Hon. Mangala Samaraweera. The High Commissioner for Human Rights has apparently been informed that 9,288 acres of State land have been returned. But, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Mangala Samaraweera’s statement goes on the basis that only 6,903.49 acres have been released; a difference of nearly 3,000 acres. In regard to private land, there is again a discrepancy. According to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2,625 acres have been released. But, according to the Hon. MangalaSamaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, only 2,120.57 acres have been released.

This discrepancy, Sir, and contradictions of this nature can only be addressed when there are plans  in regard to both public land and private land under the control of the military for their release, with their proper extents being accurately identified and with clear benchmarks and timelines that are presented to the public and when with the cooperation of the public, this activity is pursued.  So, I will submit, Sir, that there is a discrepancy, a contradiction, between what the Hon. Foreign Minister says and what has been stated by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the course of his statement.

Now, I have done some work on this matter.  I have inquired from people who are knowledgeable, who can give accurate information and the information I want to place on record now is something which cannot be contradicted.  In the Jaffna District, in Valikamam North, 4,500 acres of private land are yet to be released, largely in Tellippalai area. In other areas in Jaffna District, 750 acres of private land are yet to be released; 5,250 acres of private land are yet to be released in the Jaffna District, all of which is private land.

In Mullaitivu, Sir, 1,080 acres of state land have yet to be released; in Maritimepattu, 166.25 acres; in Puthukudiyiruppu, 371 acres; in Odduchudan 108 acres; in Thunukkai, 425 acres where some part of it is forest; in Manthai East, 10 acres. In all, in Mullaitivu District, 1,080 acres of state land from which people were dispossessed have yet to be returned to the people. Beyond that, in Mulliativu District, 773 acres of private land are yet to be released. In Maritimepattu, 708 acres; in Odduchudan, 45 acres; in Manthai East, 20 acres. That is private land and state land in Mullaitivu.

Beyond that, the navy – the figures I gave early are lands in the occupation of the army- holds 404 acres of private land in the Maritimepattu Divisional Secretary’s Division in Vattuvakal; police holds 22.5 acres of private land in Maritimepattu, Odduchudan and Thunukkai. Those are the figures of the state land and private land held by the army, the navy and the police in the Mullaitivu District.

In the Kilinochchi District, Sir, 400 acres of land are yet to be released, both state land and private land, in Kandavalai, 163 acres; in Poonakary, 101 acres; in Karachchi 79 land acres and in Palai, 71 acres. I have given you the extents of state land and private land that are being unjustifiably held by the army, the navy and the police in Jaffna District, in Mullaitivu District and in Kilinochchi District.

Beyond that, there are lands that are being held by the armed forces in Mannar and Vavuniya. Those figures are available. So, you can see from the figures that I have given you, Sir, that there are largeamounts of lands, private lands owned by people for generations and centuries on deeds and State lands alienated to the people under the Land Development Ordinance; on land development permits that are being held by the armed forces, the Army and the Navy and the Police, in all these districts in the Northern Province.

It is eight years since the war came to an end, and as I have stated in my Motion earlier, there can be no justification whatever for the non-return of these lands. These lands must be returned to the rightful owners. That is their fundamental right; that is their human right. You are violating their fundamental right and their human right.  Then, holding on to these lands, you are carrying on business on these lands; you are carrying on farming on these lands; you are living on these lands. Lands are being used for your leisure while the people who owned those lands are living in welfare centres or with host families. How can you justify this?  Is it acceptable? It is certainly not acceptable, Sir, and this must come to an end.

I am raising this question in Parliament today because in regard totwo particular matters, Valikamam North in Jaffna and Keppapalavu in Mullaitivu,  I have written to the President and I am thankful to the President – when the lands in  Keppapulavu were not released by the air force, and the lands in Puthudukudiyiruppu were not released by the army, and in regard to the Kilinochchi MahaVidyalaya land- when I met him with two of my Colleagues, Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran and Mr. Selvam Adaikkalanathan, the President was immediately willing to act, and in our presence, telephoned both the Army Commander and the Air Force Commander and directed that those lands be released in a day or two which had been done, and I am thankful to him for that. The people of those areas are thankful that those actions have been taken. But, I want the Government to formulate a policy in regard to land which has not been released in the Northern Province in all the districts, in Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi. I have given the figures and the figures are correct. In Mannar and Vavuniya, there must be a plan; there must be accurate information made available to the public in regard to the extent of land, the location of the land and the plan must state when the land will be released. This is not a matter in regard of which there can be any further delay. This matter was referred to in the UN Human Rights Council Resolution passed in 2015, the matter has been referred to by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the statement he has made now in 2017, one-and-a-half years later. There is a contradiction between the figures given by the Foreign Minister, the Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Therefore, Sir, the position seems uncertain; the position seems confused. This situation cannot continue and these lands must be released. We cannot wait for another further two years. The Sri Lankan Government has publicly announced that they are going to make a request to the UN Human Rights Council that they be granted further time to implement the Resolution adopted in 2015. Whether they will be given time or not, I do not know, but our people certainly cannot wait; our people cannot languish in welfare centres and live with host families at their mercy. They must get back to their own lands; they must be able to reside on their lands; they must be able to rebuild their houses on their lands and they must be able to carry on farming activities in their lands.

I raised this question Sir, because our people have come to the very end of their frustration. Today, in the blazing sun, in the rain when it is rainingand in the night when there is dew, they are protesting with their families. Their wives, their children, their infants are all joining in the protest and it is unbearable. This situation cannot continue. It must be brought to an end and we want the Government to realize and take very early action to bring this situation to an end. I thank you, Sir.

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    Why should Sinhala people give their small island to fulfill their Tamil aspirations when Tamils have their own homeland in Tamilnadu ?

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      “Why should Sinhala people give their small island to fulfill their Tamil aspirations “
      Indeed they need it to full fill the Chinese aspiration

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      The small island was never Sinhalese only around 1/3 of the island was Tamil throughout history and now the Sinhalese want to steal it . Tamils have their homeland in Tamil Nadu . A quote often repeated by idiotic Sinhalese racists like you to deny the island’s Indigenous Tamils their right and homeland. What has Tamil Nadu got to do with the indigenous Eelam Tamils in the island? This like some idiot stating Germany is the homeland of the German speaking Austrians and Swiss or France is the homeland of French speaking Swiss and the Walloon population in Belgium, just because all these people speak a common language.
      Moreover it is the ancestors of the vast majority of the present day Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Muslims, may be even yours, that migrated from Tamil Nadu and not the Sri Lankan Tamils. That is why they are so obsessed with Tamil Nadu. SO we should correctly state the homeland of the Sinhalese is Tamil Nadu.

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        1. There has never been a Tamil civilisation in Sri Lanka. There is no evidence for such a thing. I have challenged numorous times in this very forum to give me evidence for the existence of an indeginous tamil civilisation in SL.

        2. Tamil is the product of Tamil Nadu.Where ever you find a tamil in the world, his or her origins could be linked to TN. If you take any Sinhalese around the world his or her origin is in Sri Lanka. Do you need further evidence that Sri Lanka is the Sinhala homeland.

        What we have as a problem is Vellala political project to stop the sinhala people from gaining their rightful place in their homeland.

        I CHALLENGE any Tamil to provide evidence to an existence of a long Tamil civilisation in Sri Lanka. Can a child have two biological mothers in the natural world? Same way can a same ethnicity have two different places of origin?

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          Sach,
          What sort of “nose” you got? I am referring to your genetic inheritance.. is you nose Malay one, Malayalam nose, Tamil nose, Duch/Prutegease nose? Or Sinhala Nose? Understanding on science of Genetics and genetic inheritance have been improved a lot in last 40-50 yeas .. Look at the faces of so called Sinhalese people around you… nothing wrong with becoming very globalize or mixed people.. because SL is an small island.. even we took names like Pereras, Silvas, Kalderas, Dabares from the past… again I don’t see any wrong with it.. but for some unknown reason, we cant find Silvas, Pereras, Dabares kind foreign family names among our Muslim and Tamil communities.. are you jealous or proud our natural globalize nature
          Sach, where are your ancestors from? .. Kerala, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Indonesian Malays, Tamilmadu….. DNA test or simple analysis types “Noses” would tell it… be proud.. I got Kerala, Tamil mixed Nose.
          Vidiya Bandara Alahakoon

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            who cares where i come from? Do you think my political opinion is based on where i am from? Sinhala civilisation should get its deserving place in this island

            and we need to answer the fake tamil historical claims

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          “I CHALLENGE to provide evidence Tamil civilization in Sri Lanka. Can a child have two biological mothers in the natural world? “

          First, pause you challenge properly.

          Eelam: Tamil – Lanka: Pali & Sanskrit. Never anywhere a country existed as Sri Lanka”.
          The language Sinhala is yet to have to come into existence. It is still in the process of being formed by heavily borrowing from European and Indian subcontinent languages. The New trend is from Chinese – Hangbangtota, Colombo Pong Cing. Sinhala is creeper, not a tree. But Matara- Matala all are from Mathirai.

          Then what do you mean by natural? (Don’t confuse between “Natural- Artificial” and “Scientific and Nonscientific”)

          Have you heard elephants eating salt? Did you take you medicine this morning? Is that natural or artificial? A termite hill is natural or artificial?

          I yet have to come to know if any life on the earth has been created by an artificial method. Further childbirth without any action of human, but with strange incidence of being like Sakunthala or Sinhabahu are only legends.

          I challenge to tell how many hands and legs a man can have on your, so called, natural birth?
          If you have not come to know how many” Mothers” a child can have in the science, you will never come to know the existence of Pancha Ishwarams, in Eelam. I challenge you if you know to pronounce their names, list them down here.

          “மலைகெடுத்தோர் மண்கெடுத்தோர் வான்கெடுத்தோர் ஞானந்
          தலைகெடுத்தோர் தற்கேடர் தாம்”- Thiruvarutpayan.. The meaning is, those fools, who are standing on the soil of Tamil and searching the Tamil Civilization is equal to those who are standing on the earth and looking for the earth.

          I challenge you to tell who are you natural (real- not from legends) forefathers? What is your Originality?

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          sach the top class idiot,

          More than a thousand times several members in this forum have answered your above questions. Every time when they answer, you put your tail between the legs and run to hide, never come back to that thread again, and then slowly appear in another thread with the same old questions. Are you getting some kind of mental satisfaction by posing the same old questions over and over and then running away when they are answered? Please go back and see all those answers given to you.

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        The Arabic language is spoken in several countries in the Middle-East and North Africa for centuries just like the Tamil language is spoken in South India and NorthEast Sri Lanka for centuries. Nobody tells the Egyptians or Lebanese to go to Arabia just because they are Arab speaking. Only the foolish Sinhalese think/believe that if you speak Arabic you belong to Arabia, if you speak Tamil you belong to Tamil Nadu. There was nothing called Tamil Nadu until the British created it.

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      Dear Mr Sampanthan,

      Eight years is a long time. Srilankans have a 2 weeks memory and 8 years is too long for their memories. War is the only solution to Tamil people’s problems. Peaceful means have failed and Tamil people are frustrated. But never assume that others have no right to war. They too have the same right as Tamil people.

      Please allow Jaffna Muslims and their offspring to resettle in Jaffna. Please allow Jaffna Singhalese to resettle in Jaffna.

      If Tamil people allow others’ rights, they too will allow Tamil people’s rights. Not otherwise.

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        If Sri lanksns have memory of 2 weeks, how do you conviently remember the war ?

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      If you check Newspapers recently, defeated politicians want to come to the scean as people have forgotten, earlier they were thieves. Jackol Opposition is dancing because they atention.

      Now, Mr. Sambanthan. He wants Tamil attention.

      Only way to get Tamil Attention is Tribalism.

      Who knows Maithripala and Ranil may help him by making some statements.

      For example, eelam will be given just after the election.

      So, Tamils will vote TNA again.

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        Fatima changed her mind on tribalism after my tutorial. But I am not going to teach you what is tribalism , because you are thick. Don’t try to use fancy words without knowing it’s meaning.
        Fatima knows you are BBS terrorists who hates the musmlims.

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    AI raised this question Sir, because our people have come to the very end of their frustration

    What is said

    Not that I am frustrated. I am happy with e position of leader of opposition. I am dver thankfull with official residence. My friend Sumanthiran is overjoyed with STF security because he is isulated from verbal abuse by his electorate that did not elect him. He did even blame EPRLE PLOTE for forced disappearances not the army and their intelligence. I have to make this statement just to hoodwink them. We will not object at UNHRC. Some of our mad fellows. Sumanthira will take care of it

    What is unsaid

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    Mr. Sampanthar;

    Your statement as usual is one-sided and negative.
    There has been some movement since the regime change though far below our expectations.
    You have not acknowledged the release of 1055 acres of land in Sampur to the IDPs completely. This includes the closure of the Naval camp occupying 237 acres of private land.
    Likewise, 1,927 (30%) acres of land out of 6381.5 acres of land in Vali North have been released. Yet it is true the army is occupying 5,322.35 acres of private land in the Jaffna district.
    A total of 437 at acres at Paravippanchan in Kilinochchi district confiscated by the army have been completely released.
    In Keppappulavu 42, acres belonging to 84 families have been released.
    At end of 2016, the number of IDPs in Vali North had shrunk to 3370 individuals, 971 families and 31 welfare centers.
    They include 271 land owned families and 700 extended families without any land ownership. The Keerimalai housing project would facilitate settlement of over 100 of these families in the first stage and 33 more families in the second stage.
    – Thanga’s reply to OL Sampanthar somewhere else with two side talk

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    err, Time for asylum application ?

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      This is what you Sinhalese devils want? Using the government and armed forced to discriminate and harass the Tamils so much, deny them a living and steal their land, so that they flee they ultimately flee the island in desperation. This achieves your pure Sinhalese Buddhist ghetto for you largely low caste immigrants from Tamil Nadu now calling your self Sinhalese Buddhists. Srinathan Gunarathinam,
      Despite the island becoming a basket case, from a show case British colony that should have been far ahead of place like Singapore , due to the efforts of genocidal Sinhalese devils like you, who are brainwashed with the Mahavamsa myth, that the land only belongs to the Sinhalese. You have achieved much in the fled of genocide ethnic cleansing and discrimination. One of the world leaders in this field and can give advise. Within 60 years from independence reduced the Tamil population from around 26-28% to around 16% and have been successful in stealing 1/3 of the their land for the Sinhalese, using the Sinhalese only armed forces ,police and government resources.

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        Real Siva Sankaran Sarna:

        You got it right.

        We want Tamils out.

        LTTE was the best. It helped us to get rid of Tamils. Mahinda Rajapakse lost because he was against LTTE.

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          The headache Sri Lanka got now is the Tamils Rajapakse got rid of.

          Rajapakse lost due to state terrorism and Fondeka who won the war joined hands with opposition.

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      He plans to go to Sweden for sure. and the ambassador is Tamil.
      Its the best place on earth now for freedom etc-
      So if, after Brexit, you’re scrambling to obtain an EU passport,
      Swedish identity documents are clearly hot property at the moment.

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    Sampanthan,

    We urges that you must tell to SL governments order the separate a TamilEelam in North and East which will bring a permanently peaceful the country.

    Every Sinhalese, the Sinhalese people do not understand why they focus Tamils should go to Tamilnadu for their Tamil homeland.

    We and Sri Lanka Tamils never came from South Indian and they came from Eelam for thousands of years. Why we should go to Tamilnadu. SL Tamils are not same to Indian Tamils.

    SL Army Sinhalese are steal our Tamils right owners land in North and East after war was ended. I blame for Sinhalese people didn’t aware of SL Military steal our land!

    Before wars, LTTE is freedom fighters and protect their Tamil homeland. For Tamils people say LTTE is freedom fighters and SL Army is terrorist.
    Sinhalese people say LTTE is terrorist and SL army is freedom fighters.

    TamilEelam will come back soon and permanently peaceful for Eelam Tamils in North and East. SL Tamil diaspora can’t return to SL because it is not safety. They want return because reasons of together family and where they came from.

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      why does not this eelam has any evidence?

      NO tamil literature, NO tamil culture developed in SL. why? what are the civilisational products of this so called eelam nation that existed 3000 years (LOL)?

      Why do no sources mention such a thing?

      Because it is simply a creation by the Tamil vellala fanatics.

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    Sri Lanka is a unitary country with 2500 years of history. Sinhalese sacrificed their lives to safeguard this country from the time immemorial.

    Therefore, the present generation cannot change this identity because they do not have any right to do so.

    As Buddhists, we are prepared to live in harmony with any religious or ethnic group as long as they respect the identity of the country.

    Respecting the identity of the country does not imply directly or otherwise, any community living in Sri Lanka belongs to a second class citizen group.

    All Sri Lankans have equal rights.

    If one community wants a separate piece of land from this small country, their demand implies that they are more than equal and superior.

    Therefore, that is not a reasonable demand.

    Sinhalese will not tolerate such demands and will fight to safeguard the identity of the country following the footsteps of the kiths and kins.

    We will preserve the identity of the country for the next generation. That is our duty.

    Ruwan Dissanayake

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      Ruwan:

      “If one community wants a separate piece of land from this small country, their demand implies that they are more than equal and superior. “

      Why are you such a silly donkey? The people are not asking for your land or your grandfather’s land. They want their OWN land back, illegally grabbed by the army. Stealing the property/land of others shows the claim of Buddhism is simply a farce. What is so difficult to understand when people only want their own land back?

      What identity of the country you are blabbering about. The only identity that sticks to Sri Lanka is that of a cheat and liar. Not even a single sinhalese has a backbone to honour their word. The identity of Sri Lanka stinks right up to hell. Pray tell me isn’t there even a single sinhalese who can bring the country together? And it is an insult to claim SL as a Buddhist country. The politicians are keeping Buddha in their lap to score political points, that’s all.

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    Mr. Smbandan,

    “Our People Have Come To The Very End Of Their Frustration”

    So what are you going to do now?

    Wage another Peelam war?

    What if SL Forces did not liberate those lands from the Peelamists? Will they allow those lands for the use of those who now claim them?

    Have patience and try to win the Sinhalese and the government. All your claims are now coming from as if you are alien and antagonist to Sinhalese. You people also run to India and Geneva to settle the issues here. But India and Geneva cannot give you peace with Sinhalese here. You have to settle it with them patiently. Generations long hate will not get dispelled overnight. Instead of crying perpetually over your own problems try to get inclusive with the rest of the country and its people and problems. The common problems of the country are never ever problems of you. You are forever complaining you own shoddy issues. And that make the two nations further and further apart and strangers.

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      May be sun goat should have been allowed to recruit every single male from peelam, Then this problem would have ended in a different way!

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        srinathan gunaratnam

        “May be sun goat should have been allowed to recruit every single male from peelam, Then this problem would have ended in a different way!”

        May be my people should have built a wall around this island’s shores and strictly enforced immigration control on those Kallathonies arriving from South India and converting to Sinhala/Buddhism would not have risen.

        You would have born as a Brahmin Aryan Tamil around Madurai Temple and continued to enjoy caste superiority probably with your mindset and you would have founded the southern chapter of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) BJP, Shiv Sena (SS), etc.

        Your family missed a great opportunity from arriving here and converting to Sinhala/Buddhism.

        Your grandfather could have been the proud Southern Nathuram Godse.

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    Sri Lanka may be the only country, where eight years after a civil conflict was over, large swathes of land belonging to civilians are held by the military, hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons are still in temporary shelters, with their livelihoods also taken away from them. Some of them are even forced into “slave labour” by the military to cultivate lands owned by them, for the benefit of the military.

    This did not happen even in Europe, after the end of World War 2.

    The 99% Sinhalese military forcing Tamil citizens to live as IDPs in their own areas shows their ethnic enmity.
    The President pretends to be unaware, and telephones ( as given in the account by Sampanthan ) the military to release lands, but only a small percentage is released.

    This shows that a Military Regime is encouraged by each elected government, to treat Tamils as Third Class Citizens.

    Is this therefore, a so-called Democratic Socialist Republic?

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      Comparing the war against terrorism in SL with the second world war; inventing stories of slave labour; stating a government elected by the people, including most Tamils, is a military regime; how bloody stupid these people are.

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        Twinkling twinkling racist star( Taraki). Taraki the racist Sinhalese with a Tamil name What war against terrorism! It was a war fought against Sinhalese state sponsored terrorism genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Tamils, that is still continuing. The only stupid creature is you and your ilk, who do not want to recognise this and keep on with your racist rants. You hate Tamils why don’t you change your name, you joke. Hate Tamils but has or uses a Tamil name.

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      Justice:

      what do you get in Keneda ?

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    Mr.Sambanthar!

    In such case what should you do? Hang on to your seat and lead a luxurious life? Will you and Sumanthiran be attending the next Independence Day celebration in Sri Lanka?

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    Why not give Eelam and settle the matter once and for all. Out of the total population in the country 11% are Tamils. Moors 5%. Moors also speak Tamil. So give them 16% of the land in the North for Tamil speaking people, draw the boarder as a straight line from East to West and put up a wall. Keep only one boarder crossing. Tell all the Tamil speaking people to move to Eelam. This should be given as a non-negotiable offer. Take it or leave it.

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      …and make the new nation India’s problem, not ours.

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      Stupid comment that is not worth a reply. Tamil speaking people are 25% of the population therefore we need 25% if the land the north and east not just the north. You can have the rest and rot there.

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        1/3rd of the land mass is 33% ..just saying

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        Why the hell you replied for a stupid comment? You guys want Eelam. This is an offer.

        From where the hell you got this figure 25% Tamil speaking people. It looks like lot of Kallathonis have landed at Velvatithuray. Has Vigie issued fake ID cards for them?

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    Ranil, Sirisena, CBK, Mangala and other visionary Sinhalese realise unless Tamil-speaking people in the NEP are restored their rights, language and land there can never be sustainable peace in the Island. Development and economic prosperity for the Sinhalese and all others will continue to suffer. The once
    unrelenting powerful Buddhist priesthood, at last, realises this. The late Ven. Madulwewe Sobita Thero
    is the first among the frontline Sinhalese extremists who eventually accepted reality. And so the long anti-Tamil JVP. Influential sections of the army, the new political force in the country, realise this as well.

    Asking Tamils to go back to Tamilnadu is as good as asking the Sinhalese to go back to Andhra, Kerala, Bengal and other parts of India – from where all of them came. Sinhalese should accept for centuries they were Tamil too. Even some of the leading Kandyan Dissawes signed the Kandyan Convention in Tamil – as late as the closing states of the 19th century. The case of the “Indian” Tamils, who largely toiled in the Plantation areas, is different. They have accepted they were invited to come to develop the plantation industry. Through blood and tears they turned wasteful jungle and scrub land into wealth-yielding verdant plantation real estate. In the process they struggled against weather, malaria, social injustice and so on for centuries. Like in Malaysia, South Africa, the Caribbean they should have been accepted as part and parcel of this country. This was eventually accepted as late as 1987.

    Unless the Sinhala mindset is liberated from their visceral prejudice vis-à-vis the National Question, the Sinhalese themselves will cause the division of the country – stitched together by the British about 200 years ago.A million well to do Tamils in the diaspora today are determined not to give in on the land of their forefathers. They are determined to make the NEP vibrant and alive again. No armed force or skewed racial or religious colonialism can stop that permanently.

    R. Varathan

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      But mr Varthan majority of Tamils (Tamil speaking people) live outside NEP. In an envisaged solution what will be their position in your opinion?

      Soma

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        Dear Soma

        Like in the case of India where the Muslims lived, and peacefully thrived, in all States of
        India since Partition, if we are a peaceful, democratic and humane society, Tamils should
        be, by law, encouraged to live where they do now and to their wishes. Sinhalese in the
        NEP similarly.

        But I know, such a benign arrangement will not to be the liking of the Ven. Gnanassara and his
        BBS goons. That includes others of the same ilk as well. So you see the problem is not in
        doing what is right and lawful but in implementing it in the circumstances we have created for ourselves.

        R. Varathan

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          R. Varathan:

          Political solutions never work.

          IF Sinhale is not good only solution is go back to Tamilnadu. IF not start LTTE again if that is your wish.

          See how it will turn out.

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            First you go back to the place from where your forefather of the Sinhala race Vijay came from in a boat and the Tamils will follow you.

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            Some sinhalese have left the country seeking asylum. For example the asylum seekers helped Snowden. The BBS terrorists who remain here are the problem to unity of the country, they should be deported to Bangladesh. they stole the national anthem from Bangladesh, why cant they just move back to where they came from

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      Asking Tamils to go back to Tamilnadu is as good as asking the Sinhalese to go back to Andhra, Kerala, Bengal and other parts of India – from where all of them came. Sinhalese should accept for centuries they were Tamil too//////

      This is the problem of Tamils…Not some minority rights. The problem is in Tamil mentality

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      Sinhala nation developed in Sri Lanka. Sinhala is the civilisational product of Sri Lanka. There is no single tamil product in Sri Lanka. What you call SL tamil culture is a mediocre copy cat of TN culture.

      1. Place names of Jaffna are of Sinhala origin
      2. Tamillised Sinhala surnames in Sri Lanka
      3. Ancient Buddhist ruins in North

      Even Tamil book written in 1700s confirm North was inhabited by Sinhalese.
      Immigrants from Andhra or any part of the world who were Sinhalised went through the natural process of absorption which every immigrant community went through in the host country.

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    Tamils are very law people in human interacgtion.

    They treat even their own like thrash.

    Here, Tamils use Horapalanaya govt.

    the best thing treat Tamils the other way. Because, they don’t know when treated well. they are being used to treat like thrash.

    This Political hand of LTTE is just a cheap Racist.

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      I agree that Tamils see law people. They are lawyers and law abiding citizens. Not primitive thugs like Sinhalese

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    Tamils abuse Sinhala pateince, and live and let live philosophy.

    Even the previous talk about some land ws completely political to which PResident involved solved it to the satisfaction of TNA.

    Don’t give anymore.. Just neglect Tamil politicians.

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      earlier you said sinhala politicians are stupid. You know you can get anything fro stupid people. I am only saying this based on what you said

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    As Silva above has pointed out all land in the North were liberated from LTTE by the armed forces. Sampanthan was the head of the LTTE political wing. He is inciting people for protests and pretending to be a baby at the Parliament.

    Any government has the right to acquire private property for public purposes but must pay compensation at market value or provide alternative land.
    Sambandan should know that large numbers were displaced in executing agrarian projects and highway construction.

    Soma

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      Soma

      You comment here regularly passionately advocating the Sinhala cause. In the process you
      give the feeling Tamils are always wrong and even bad. Here you make the serious charge
      Mr. Sampanthan was the head of the political wing of the LTTE. Many Sinhalese think and
      believe so. But that is all wrong and part of false Sinhala extremist propaganda.
      Mr. Sampanthan was, in fact, marked for elimination by the LTTE for talking peace with different
      Govts on the Sinhala side. I believe you owe Mr. Sampanthan an apology.

      R. Varathan

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        Mr Varthan

        Didn’t Sambandan ask LTTE to be considered as the sole representative of Tamils?

        Tamils including you want separate Ealam AND the right to live anywhere. Don’t you see the naked hypocrisy behind this demand. I insist we must settle for Ealam OR the right to live anywhere.

        Soma

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          soma,

          Sampanthan had no choice but to toe the line of the LTTE in order to survive as a political entity. You are bright enough to know this but using this ostensibly to support your cheap chauvinism!

          The real hypocrisy lies with you Sinhala who systematically jettisoned the Tamils from the South; not just once but in many occasions. You have shown such tendencies from your political class to the laymen. You want to create exclusive Sinhala Buddhist hegemony where all the rest need to fit in or get out. This is the scenario that you support without even butting your eyelid!

          All that the Tamils want is autonomy and have the right to protect their demography, rights and cultures. If the Sinhalese who reside in numbers in the East and the Tamils who live in the South want to perpetuate their residency is upto them. This will have bearing on the right to autonomy. You have no right to deny such a democratic request.

          Sampanthan and the rest democratically participated in drawing up the proposed new constitution. It appears that they are being led through the garden path yet again. Warning signs are gathering a dark cloud and this will have a catastrophic consequences to Sri Lanka. You need to view this the prism of Indian sub-continent where Sri Lanka is heavily indebted to China and caught in limbo of the Indian security issues. Sri Lanka needs to really resolve their internal conflicts and stand as one nation to fight off foreign interferences. The Sinhala Buddhist hegemony and Mahavamsa are inimical to peace and prosperity of the nation as a whole. You need to open your eyes; the Sri Lankan Tamils are not fundamentally indifferent to Sinhala as a people but want to preserve their identity in a state of co-existence.

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            B.I.

            “Sampanthan had no choice but to toe the line of the LTTE in order to survive as a political entity.”

            Mr Varthan says I must apologize to Sampandan! His political survival is more important than lives of thousands of innocent people?

            Choice is between Ealam OR the right to live anywhere.

            Soma

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    “Our People Have Come To The Very End Of Their Frustration” — Would they like to jump into the Beira Lake?
    hello Foxy.. loxy………… whom are you attempting to impress????????

    Just keep your hands off our Youth & Children…..Not again.

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    Faith seems the culprit. All believe in after life. It is just belief. Suppose if there is no after life, then doesn’t all these deliberate delays in solving ethnic problem look stupids work? Who cares whether one is Sinhalese or Tamil or any other community? All what people of any community need is work and eat and shelter as necessary. If politicians resort to mischief,by delaying justice, they are digging the graves of the community they belong to. Either everybody win or everybody lose, choice is yours.Since independence, all what Sri Lanka had was not leaders, but cheaters. Learn from the qualities of Canadian PM. Is he Sinhalese? Are there religious interference?

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    This land issue could be resolved in a different way; the Sinhalese have given their land to upcountry Tamils brought into Ceylon by the British as slave labor and those Sinhalese were never compensated; therefore they should be given land in the North and East so that there will be a proportionate ethnic distribution. This is exactly what countries like Canada does to discourage separatism.

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      The Sinhalese never gave any land to the Indian origin Tamils most of this was virgin jungle. in areas that were never inhabited. In fact the many of the Sinhalese upper classed both Kandyan and low country benefitted from this. It is the hard work of these Indian origin estate Tamils, and not the Sinhalese that produced most of the wealth for the island, Even now these Indian origin Tamils live in landless abject poverty in these estate areas. Sinhalese gave land indeed!
      No Sinhalese suffered but benefited from the hard work of the Indian Tamils. Further the Sinhalese have chased most of these Indian origin estate Tamils back to India..
      On the other hand Sinhalese are stealing and ethnically cleansing Tamils from their own lands in the north and east. No on other than these racist Sinhalese hoodlums have benefitted from this. Their presence in these areas, are not a boon but only cause strife and disruption. The government heavily subsidises these Sinhalese racist devils to remain in Tamil areas. They area basically a curse.
      Do not try to rewrite history of justify your genocide and ethnic cleansing of Tamil lands by stating the British settled Indian origin Tamils 200 years ago in Kandyan areas, so we have the right to kill murder and ethnically cleanse the lands of the indigenous Tamils in the north and east. What sort of logic is this. The British never ethnically cleansed anyone. The only brought in the Indian origin Tamils to clear virgin jungle lands., to produce coffee and then tea, As the Sinhalese refused to do so and were lazy. No Kandyan peasant was displaced . In fact the entire area got developed and benefitted from this. This is the reason the Sinhalese areas were developed by the British and the Tamil areas ignored.

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        If you do not want these Indian origin Tamils in the central areas good they can come to the north and east. They did but the Sinhalese armed forced forcibly removed them as they you and the rest of the Sinhalese really do not want them there, as this increased the Tamil population in the north and east. You want these Indian origin estate Tamils to remain in the central provinces as permanent slaves, so that the Sinhalese can benefit from their hard work, and use them as pawns and bargaining chips. Also you want the Tamil north and east for the Sinhalese. Your comment is a dead give away of the racist Sinhalese genocidal agenda.

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          Tamils from plantations who went to North are complaining about discrimination from Jaffna Tamils because Plantation Tamils belong to low caste. Actually, we should have asked British guys to take the Tamils that they brought to UK and give citizenship over there and converted tea plantations to Teak forests. British brought Tamils from India not because Sinhalese were lazy, but Sinhalese people did not want be slave labourers to Para Suddas.

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        This fool has no idea about the history of Sri Lanka. Just parroting those Vellala politicians ( actually lawyers) fake history. The British brought a land act in 1848 and robbed the lands owned by Sinhalese.

        Lets go by his argument, that they were simply jungle area. So that Jungle belonged to the Sinhala people living in the Kandyan kingdom. Can British settle people from Guinea pig in the forests of TN?

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      You never gave land to Tamils. They legally bought it from British colonist. To colonist, the Kandyan kingdom was sold by Ehelepola. For the services rendered by the British troops to Ehelepola, who stole the Kingdom from SVR, Britain obtained the legal title for the Kandyan Kingdom. Britain did not steal like Vijeya did from Kuvani. They had the rights to rule the land assigned to them by Ehelepola under Kandyan Convention. They had the right to settle Tamils in up country. The land was earned from British colonist for the work Tamils did and it was legally owned by Tamils. It is you stole their land and you deported them from their Land. It is you, who is occupying Tamils Land in two central mountain provinces. For the sake of decency you have to get out.

      Then first, bring back the deported Tamils. Give them their hard earned lands. Up country Tamils’ 200 years old lands were looted in 1948 from them like 1956, 1958, 1971, 1977, 1983.. other Tamils lands were looted. This is heinous crime of the lazy masters. Every Lankaweyans have flair to loot and eat. These lazy masters who ate free rice from the poor women’s entire day time toil on upwards mountains has found the taste so now letting for renting Lankawe women to Arabia. That is not enough for them, so selling the land for china. How Dom Juan and Ehelepola sold their Kingdom to Europeans, it is the same way now UNP and SLFP thieves are selling Lankawe to China blaming each other. There are news pieces showing that UNP masters have already earned from China more than what the SLFP masters eared in their 20 years.

      If you don’t know about Canada, you don’t have to show that ignorance out.

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        Then remember we have legally acquired your eelam fantasy by killing the sun goat at the kadal. So the land and people belong to us.

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          If that is what it all about it! Otherwise you may not want to complain. When your behaviour is illegal, you don’t claim you have legal custody for any land. War crime is defined at an internationally acceptable methods. Denying of it with Sinhala Jury does not release you from it.

          You have to follow the legal international treaties you signed with UN, have to respect the Individual Sovereignty Vs State Sovereignty, and be patient until the time like Britain discussed about Ceylon in their parliament, came for a decision and left.

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    Dear Mr Sampanthan,
    As stated in the 2001 and 2004 TNA election manifesto, the LTTE is the ‘sole representative of the Tamil people’
    If you have any complaints please get in touch with the Head office, as the local branch is no longer open for business.

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    Government should keep strategically located land for the armed forces for the country’s security and pay compensation to those owners. This is important when you consider the 30 year terror war that a minority of Tamils waged against the country while GOSL neglected to secure the North. Tamils in the North has no reason to complain as Sinhalese in the south had to let go their land for many projects that helped the country such as irrigation, industrial, transportation and highways etc.. Tamils can’t consider this as discrimination or land grab and try to instigate the West against Sri lanka. The SL gov. should be able to justify their actions with solid evidence.

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      You dont know the difference between LTTE and Tamils. Tamils never waved war. Tamils are forcefully taken by the LLTEE. Only terrorism in this country now is the BBS terrorism. The government should take land that belong to BBS terrorists to prevent further attacks by the terrorists on Muslims in the south.

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        Aj
        Don’t be an idiot. Read what I said. I said a minority of Tamils not Tamils. Then there are other terror supporters like you. Also compare over 100,000 murdered by the Tamil terrorists to killed by BBS , if they really killed anybody!

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          Nonsense.

          What is Tamil Terrorism? When Isis kill people only an idiot like you will call them Muslim terrorists.

          Since when you are measuring terrorism based on how many people they killed?? 100,000 murdered by Tamil Terrorist or minority of Tamils , you idiot ? How do you know LTTE killed 100,000 is it from channel 4 news, you low caste Karava BBS cock s***er

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      Strange all the strategically located lands and confiscation are only in the Tamil areas and not in Nuisances backyard or in the Sinhalese areas. All sorts of excused to steal land from the Tamils.

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        Ronan
        Don’t be an idiot. North was the terror hub for the 30 year ltte war. Where do you think you need land for security??

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          Mutt that name you have hijacked is of swiss IT company California. You are playing more than is necessary so you may idle. for life.
          I belong to the west Home on the range. Just tell us where you live in the US now that swiss Germin has had it. Milo or Bannon say we don’t need third world war criminals.
          My favourite scene from God forgives i don’t! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtSOjfNmuis&t=3s

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          Everybody is an idiot because they have distinct opinion than your imagination ?

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    R.Sampanthan is dead right when he says the Tamils have come to the very end of their frustration. Eight years is more than enough for the armed forces to give back the lands they grabbed during and after the war. The frustration of the people is exacerbated when promises given by both the President Sirisena and the Prime Minister are not honoured. When President Sirisena went to Jaffna in December, 2015 he promised to release all lands. President Sirisena also promised to provide land to settle as many as 100,000 war victims displaced by the three-decade long war within six months. “It is an ambitious target, but I will see that all the internally displaced people are given land to build homes,” Sirisena told AFP in an interview, adding that he is setting up a mechanism to complete the process within SIX months.
    President Sirisena once made a surprise visit to a welfare camp for the displaced in Thellippalai, where a large number of displaced families live. The President met the families and listened to their grievances.
    The families briefed the President about the severe hardships they have been undergoing for more than two decades and requested the President to resettle them in their original places of dwelling. The President pledged them to arrange immediate solutions for their problems.
    The President told AFP he would give land to civilians displaced by war in the embattled northern and eastern provinces, and also the north-western- coastal region of Puttalam, by the middle of this year.
    “This is an unacceptable situation. I want to end this problem once and for all,” he told AFP. “For many people the main issue was lack of land and that is something we will resolve in the next six months.”

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    Contd
    Some private land occupied by the military would be released for resettlement starting in the next two weeks, he said. (http://www.colombopage.com/archive_15B/Jan03_1451837827CH.php)
    During a later visit President Sirisena said that the 32 welfare camps in Valikamam North will be closed. Since January, 2015 some lands have been released, but 70% of the lands in Valikamam North is still occupied by the army.

    There is a proverb that says “Even if God gives permission the priest will not permit.” Likewise even if president Sirisena gives orders the army is not willing to release the lands. IDPs living on the left side of Palaly road can see the army growing vegetables on their land situated on the right side of the same road. There is no doubt the army is blocking the release of lands to the IDP’s intentionally. People, who went back to their homes, or what was left as their homes, found the armed forces never used their properties they just left them to rot and decay.

    With this mind-set of the armed forces reconciliation is a distant dream. There was a time the Tamil people considered President Sirisena as another Moses who will give back their lands confiscated by the armed forces. But, that impression is slowly fading. The TNA which asked the people to vote for President Sirisena is feeling the heat now. Extremists among the Tamils are stirring the pot to proliferate the tension and bad blood between the Yahapalanaya government and the war victims.

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      It looks Sambanthan is trying to claim the Peelam within the reign of Maitrhiapala Sirisisena.

      Maithri did not understand Tamils even though he got old inside the parliament.

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    I thought Jaffna peniisula is one fourth of the Srilanka Land Mass.

    Aren’t there any other land there, except the Land which the Srilankan Armed Forces are based?.

    Do all these poor people who have come to the very End of their Frustration , and are on the verge of collapsing under Jaffna Sun and the Jaffna UV radiation have proper Titles to these Lands?.

    We know Mr Sambandan and most of his Vellala TNA Team reside in Cinnamon Gardens, along with a Million other Vellalala Tamils who spread right across the rest of the country.

    And are doing very well too, building Hoax Wagons and Trading Yahapalana Bonds.

    Wonder where the few hundred thousand Jaffna inhabitants live?.

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      You seems to know the caste of Sampathan, but you know the caste Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara?know your own leader before you speak about others

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        AJ:

        Grow up.

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          Aw did I toch your nerve there? I can’t grow up anymore. It’s calllef ceiling effect. You wouldn’t know what is ceiling effect.

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    Mr. Sampanthan,

    You and your Ealamist herd “ponga” back to Tamil Nadu. Those Tamilians in TN are eager to welcome you nut jobs back.

    Please leave Sinhalese alone, they have suffered enough because of you. If you are not willing to integrate, Just get the hell out of here!!!

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    Johnny Boy

    “Those Tamilians in TN are eager to welcome you nut jobs back.”

    Why haven’t you gone back yet?

    “ponga” back to Tamil Nadu

    “Please leave Sinhalese alone, they have suffered enough because of you.”

    True, because of the Sinhala/Buddhist noisy minority Sinhalese have been suffering for many years.

    “If you are not willing to integrate, Just get the hell out of here!!!”

    It would be much easier if 15 million stupid people assimilated with their 300 million South Indian neighbors/ancestors.

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    Hello Mr. Sampanthan,

    I do not know if you, being the opposition leader, are aware that Sri Lankan people of all ethnic background are also extremely frustrated about your parroting only about “Tamils”. You should, unlike some immature writers coming here, know that North and East are integral parts of Sri Lanka, and there cannot be any special treatment for anyone living there.

    I think in order to wake you up, and cease anyone promoting a ‘Tamil’ issue, Sri Lankan leaders need to take some drastic action. First one should be to relocate the Army HQ to Kilinochchi and Navy to KKS, with police HQ going to Jaffna.

    We are wasting lot of time reading and analysing BS. Its time to teach a unforgettable lesson to parasites like you, who are a part of a planned hindrance to our progress.

    Ranil can brag about bringing in businesses and jobs… but unless he put the TAMIL TERRORIST DIASPORA out of business, those projects, as anyone can see now, just would not fly.

    The action has to be now and it should be bold, with the aim of totally fumigating these parasites.

    Or we can be just a bunch spectators watching less resourceful countries excel.

    There are 1000001 other spectacular ways to put this fake Tamil problem behind us.

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    Last time when Tamils were the opposition, that followed LTTE.

    what is goin g to be this time.

    We are also tired with the Sinhala politicians who bend to these Tribal Tamils who want to claim a country in sihale.

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      Last time Tamils were opposition it followed burning of the Jaffna library by the state terrorists. Now as Jim says we don’t know what the state terrorists are going to do ?

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    “” Our People Have Come To The Very End Of Their Frustration””
    Its the end of the road for you politically.
    Please donate your body for them to study scientifically than burning- be a man at least at death.
    While your ellamist will keep on bringing Lanka down in every possible way even though they are not united.

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    The pseudo “leader” of the opposition, you have got 12,000 “rehabilitated” cadre with you. You can ask them to unearth the arms stockpiles buried in the North & East and commence the final “solution”.

    We know your game. So let’s take the semantics out. Spill what you want to do rather than beating about the bush.

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    As I always say this so called problem has NOTHING to do with minority rights but history. I think we have to solve the question of history.

    Lets solve the history.

    1. If Sinhalese were proven right => Tamils go to TN
    2. If Tamils were proven right => Federal

    what do u say?

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      If you know your real ‘Sinhala’ history and if you know the results of the several genetic studies, you will come to know the real truth that the Sinhalese are nothing but South Indians from the Pandya/Chola Tamil descend, Kochi/Chera Malayalee descend and Vaduga/Telugu Andara descend. The Sinhalese have more South Indian blood flowing in their veins then the Tamils. If you check your Sinhala DNA, it will have more Tamil genes than a Tamil from Eelam.

      Mahavamsa in 5-6 AD says, Vijaya abandoned Kuveni and his two children to marry a Princess (daughter of the Mada king) from a Royal family of Mada (Mada-Sanskrit for Madura was the capital city of the Pandyans (Tamils) of South India). He made her his new Queen of the Island. His followers married women from the land of this Queen and from this union sprang the Sihala race.

      I do not fully trust the Mahavamsa, I believe what the Eelam Tamils believe, that is, ‘the Sinhalese are a hybrid mongrel race split from the aboriginal Tamils and mixed with Aryan invaders’.

      If you Sinhalese decide to go back to your original place in South India, you may ask the Tamil speaking people of SL to join you.

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        It does not depend on my genetics. True the people who built sinhala civilisation have migrated to SL in some point of history. But they did not migrate as Sinhalese. Everything Sinhala was built in SL much like everything Tamil was built in TN thus making TN the original tamil homeland.

        Are you afraid of such a challenge?

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    Is batter that majority of Tamils has to go back to Tamil-Nadu ,that is place homeland of is Tamil Nadu India.

    We want all Tamils seek their homeland in Tamils in India.

    Why is that they always forget their real blood relationship with Tamil-Nadu.

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      Gunasiri Jinasoma

      According to Jaffna Tamils, the Sinhalese are nothing but low caste South Indians (Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Andara) who got converted into Buddhists and then became Sinhala.

      Can you please tell us from which South Indian tribal area (Dalit) your ancestors came to the South of SL for cinnamon peeling and got converted into Sinhala-Buddhists?

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        See the problem is in Jaffna tamil metality..thanks for proving my point

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          The Sri Lankan civilization started from the northern Anuradapura. The Dravidians (Tamils) who mixed with the invading north Indians settled in the south and created their own language Sinhala (because they were isolated from others) whereas the Dravidians (Tamils) who did not mix with the North Indians settled in the North closer to the Tamil mainland and continued to use the Tamil language. The Sinhalese (Buddhists) became a majority very much later, after absorbing more and more low caste South Indians whereas the Tamils (Hindus) remained a minority because of the caste system where they did not absorb the South Indians, they kept them separately as low castes.

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