31 October, 2020

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Overseas Sinhala Extremist Brigade

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

There are no “white” or “coloured” signs on the graveyards of battle.” John F Kennedy

Can individuals see themselves through the prism of their common humanity? Looking at almost every society today this seems a far way off. Racism is a contemporary reality and it does no good but creates welts and deep wounds in the body politic.

The funny irony is that racism is a myth.

Living and thinking over two thousand five hundred years ago the Buddha (Vaseththa Sutta) emphatically undermined racism as a myth. “Both the Theravada as well as the Mahayana schools of Buddhism speak of man in the context of a larger concourse of sentient beings.” (KN Jayatilleka & GP Malalasekera). One would expect,therefore, the Sinhala Buddhist to shy away from this evil. Yet, irony follows irony and the answer is “no.”

Many of the more articulate Sinhalese living overseas appear to be fanning racism feverishly. When it comes to parting with their money for the cause,however, they are not as unstinting as their parallel racist Tamil brethren.These days, I have been at the receiving end of a stream of emails from such overseas Sinhala extremists. Strangely, some of them belong to the learned community.The mental focus of these individuals is still where we were in 1956-60. They raise tedious arguments about the ratios of the two communities and about how the government should “fairly” deal with the issue. By “fairly,” they mean fairly to the Sinhala community. Constitutional clause 13A has become a big noisy issue. Now, with the elections on, the spectre of the LTTE invading Lanka is being artificially conjured up by these persons. These guys are predominantly adorers of Mahinda Rajapaksa,who is hailed by them with the cliched slogan, “a leader with a backbone.”

Identity is the foremost issue to the Sinhala Diaspora because in their host countries they are bewildered and confused with a perceived loss of identity. They perceive themselves as deemed ‘inferior.’ I live in Australia but I do not experience anything near inferior treatment. It is perception and not realty; but the perception eats into their being, I suppose. Another proximate factor is the presence of Tamil racists in big numbers; many of them in the vanguard of the LTTE Diaspora.

The downside is that these guys unleash their venom in a vicarious struggle that goes on in Sri Lanka.

Despite all these noise, however, I suspect that to ordinary Sri Lankans the ethnic question has receded in their public conscience particularly after the rout of the LTTE in Sri Lanka. The current priorities of the collective social conscience back home in Sri Lanka is around home economics. More precisely, how to match income with household expenditure. Related resource issues are how to get good schools for their kids,how to get efficient transport, how to get housing, how to get affordable medical treatment and so on. In this context it is heartening to note that the UNFGG Manifesto is a marked attempt to focus on the burning issues of ordinary Lankans. The campaign is well targeted unlike MR’s campaign where one notices a recycling of the old and boring issues located on a racial spectrum.

The section of febrile Sinhala Diaspora is least concerned with such issues. They have more than solved such personal and family issues for themselves by virtue of the fact that they are citizens of those affluent foreign lands. Here is an extract from an email of one such guy from America who I will call ‘Sudath,’ who originates a lot of this email.

Writes Sudath: “The Californians like me spent their leisure at the renowned golden beaches (Torrance, Hermosa and Redondo ) along the Pacific coast with their families–kids and grand kids–My five kids and their spouses and seven grand kids join us whenever they can. Al my kids, especially the 2 sons are are great swimmers and and I join them for afternoon swims-either at the Pacific ocean or at home in their pools-out seven grand kids are there too. This is just to let you know about our lifestyle here tied to family life. I also play rounds of golf during the weekends–my two sons are good golfers.”

Sudath has been a raving supporter of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) because the latter “vanquished Prabhakaran.” I told you, identity is the key consideration for these foreign Sri Lankans who self-describe themselves as “patriots.”  MR did the job for,”with a backbone.”

These patriots are oblivious of the myriad allegation of misrule, corruption and outrageous abuse of power of the Rajapaksa regime. They are not bothered that the lives of ordinary people in Lanka are “nasty, brutish and short.” To them the Sinhalese must keep the superiority that their numbers demand. They do not smell that by fanning bitter divisions they put our people in trouble.The concern is about them alone.

The racism of these guys is so extreme that it extends to an antipathy toward the Estate Tamils of Indian origin. On 17 Jul 2015, another of them who I will call “Asoka,” had this to say:

“…It was, again JR and his budding kindred – Ranil
who put in to the dustbin Sirima-Shasthrie Pact
to expatriate Kallathoonis of several decades,
and gave millions of Indian (upcountry Tamils)
Kallathonis Sri Lankan Citizenship.”

He has a Buddhist name and I took the opportunity to remind him that as a Buddhist he should develop an empathy for these oppressed and suppressed and exploited estate workers and their families who lived through generations in line- housing. They toiled and sweated under the sun to make our tea bloom in world markets and bring us an export commodity that has been Sri Lanka’s mainstay for many, many years. They made our bread and butter. What’s wrong in granting them citizenship? I asked Asoka and he was silent. At least, he was silent.

Another individual,a lady, is a Professor in an American University, who I will call simply, ”Professor,” joined the email conversation and castigated the estate community for having robbed the jobs from our upcountry peasants. Although a professor, she did not know that she was historically wrong in this observation. Professor is also a diehard fan of the former regime and she laughs at yahapalanaya.

At a meeting in Melbourne when someone stated that Sri Lanka is a multicultural country one of the above herd scoffed at the expression. MR must be content as here is another supporter for him.

A man from London, who I will call “Jagath,” came out in one of his emails with an astounding theory that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhala, and that Tamils and Muslims are guests! I made sure he wasn’t a comedian.

This thorny problem can never be solved unless we think on the path of our common humanity and find solutions on that basis. One cannot meet racism through counter racism. One must meet racism only by going beyond. The Black Power Movement in America was arrayed to fight White racism. It failed and merely compounded the problem because it was a counter racist attack on racism. Jean Paul Satre called it,”anti-racist racism.”

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    It is essential that we find a solution for eradicating the racial problems. I feel first and foremost all must identify as Sri Lanka n’s only and not by race. All racial based political parties and persons should be banned from this society.
    Whilst enforcing proper laws re above all efforts should be made to bring in more understanding and amity between different racial groups. Every Srilankans should be made proud of multi racial, multi religious society.

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      I am surprised at your first para. Anyway, it is a very welcome change.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      RE: Overseas Sinhala Extremist Brigade

      The Overseas “Sinhala” Extremist Brigade Follows Mara.

      The Overseas Para- Sinhala Extremist Brigade follows Mara.

      They are the ISIS equivalent. Instead of following Iblis, Shaitan, Satan, Devil and Lucifer, the Overseas Para -Sinhala Extremist Brigade Follows Mara.

      MaRa MaRa Charu MaRa Amana MaRa has noe become their Satanic, Mara leader…

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      I quite agree that there is Sinhala racism abroad. In the same way there are Tamil and Muslim racists also. I was a victim of Sinhala racism in UK. I was racially abused and discriminated, but I did not run away like what most Tamils do. In UK one need not fear of Sinhala racism, because ulike in Srilanka, there is a level playing field. I stood back and fought and with the support of fair minded Sinhalese I defeated the Sinhala racists and made them to eat the humble kavung.
      These Sinhala racists are not as brave as thier counterparts in Srilanka, because they cannot espouse racism or hate openly, and if caught will end up in jail. Recently one Sinhala post office worker in UK lost his job for behaving in a racist manner towards a Pakistani woman. These Sinhala racists meet under closed doors and send e-mails only to other Sinhalese, in order to escape the law. They are utter cowards and will never confront Tamil racists for fear of getting abused or even assaulted.

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        On the flipside, can anyone imagine ‘fair minded Tamils’ supporting an incorrigible Sinhalese racist over other We Thamizh racists :D

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    What [Edited out]

    This man is being typically foolish. He lives light years away from reality, in a cokkoo land.

    His half-baked philosophy has no answers to the ethnic issue in Sri Lanka (which he ridiculously confuses with racism). He is one of those who is denying the discrinmination they suffer in Western countries as result of real racism.
    [Edited out]

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      And pray tell us, what is YOUR solution to the ethnic issue?

      You speak relatively good English, have access to the internet, and seem to be someone that regularly visits CT. By that I can safely assume that you’re one of those people Shyamon has referred to who have enough money to not care two hoots about the real issues that are facing the country. Reality? This is as real as it gets, kiddo. The longer you people keep beating this racism drum, the longer issues like law and order, proper governance, and the deepening problems in education, health and energy keep getting swept under the carpet- issues that were already ignored for about 30 years because “war is impacting everything no, machang”. Why should you give a rat’s posterior about any of this anyway? Your children will never face a day in a government school, will probably go abroad or to a private institute for higher ed, and none of you will spend a minute in some rundown government hospital where the rabble turn up to. No no, you have a much bigger issue to deal with- maintaining the divine right of majority rule, and blame everyone but yourself for perceived misfortunes (minorities, diaspora, the British, liberal Sinhalese aka kalu suddhas). What does it matter to you that a paddy farmer hangs himself because his crops are worth nothing and his family are starving. Reality? The reality here is that at least the rest of the people that clamour for Mahinda are doing it because of the fact that they’re not educated enough to see or acknowledge the problems beside Prabhakaran’s ghost, that face the country. What’s your excuse?

      Confused? The ethnic issue has ALWAYS had to do with racism on the side of the majority, and a misplaced sense of entitlement by the minorities. Phenomena like Banda’s Sinhala Only Act, Black July, the unholy Gnaanasaara etc don’t crop up in a vaccum- this is what happens when people are force-fed “nationalism~” (read: “racism, but we can’t really call it that”) from childhood to produce people of your sort.

      The only thing that seems to be ridiculously confused and foolish here is the universe- it’s given you the ability to reproduce for some strange reason.

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        Pray tell you “kp”, you a worse shithead and a conspirator that the original writer of this shit.

        Who pays you to monitor CT readers comments looking for a particular one.

        You are nothing but a shit eating vermin!

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          Slayer,

          Your abuse to another comment poster, accusing him of nothing but a ‘Shit eating vermin’ really suits you and your ilk. It is sad, your inability to understand the fundamental concept of Buddhist virtue, ‘Compassion to all mankind and even the animals’ is selective to your kind. I honestly can not fathom why, in this day and age there are cranks as Slayer amongst us to constitute society.

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          And this, gents and Ladies, is the majority of the nationalist “patriotic” rajapakse crowd. You can argue with these people as politely as you please, and in the end all you get is filth.

          “conspirator”. “who pays you”. And you accuse Shyamon of being out of touch and confused. Ironic.

          “shit eating vermin”. For pointing out that law and order, education, health etc should be priorites. And this is the crowd that claims to love the nation. May the triple gem and all the gods bless us if this kind of people get another shot at “running” this country.

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            Ganmini (ganda?) and KP, you can keep your versions of compassion and blessings of the triple gem to your shitty selves.

            We know you are foreign-paid agents of the Jehovah’s Witness and other subversive foreign embassy agents.

            I repeat, you are arrack guzzling, shit eating vermins working for foreigners.

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          Hi,
          You are too a pro-Tamil-Terrorist and pro-ISIS bug. Why Sinhalese care on you comments since you are a another paid-commentator by Tamil or Muslim racists who thirst and dream only the end of Sinhala Buddhist in the country.

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        The solution to ethnic issue ask them to go back to their homeland. They don’t go there because they become DALITS.

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      How do you figure out that they are not unstincted when parting with their money as their Tamil Brethren??

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      he does not want to understand that he is dumb.

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        Jim,

        Is there anyone dumber than you? If there is one, may the goodness have mercy on him!

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    Possibly a reflection of a ‘Here nor There’ syndrome. They want to have the best of both words. They want to Influence politics here, in a way they cannot, where they are. They want to share the good life, where they are, while having no intention to return and share the difficult life here. They want to be here, but prefer to be there. There heart is here, but their bodies are there. They are nobody’s, where they are and want to be some bodies here. They have to blame others to assuage their guilt about migrating and abandoning the land of their birth, permanently. They have to justify why they left, by contributing to fertilise the factors that contribute to keep us where we are. Their greater earning capacity and very visible material success, elevates them to a special status in our minds. We are impressed by their success and pay fawning attention to their every gesture. We are addicted to their charity and will not dare say, “Go to hell”. We wish to be in their shoes, with few exceptions, while they do not want to be in ours.

    It is a very complex syndrome that affects most of our Diaspora. There are few exceptions.

    Dr,Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr. RN, Well said sir! You bring out a universal truth common to all diaspora whether Tamil, Sinhala, Slovak or Russian!!

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      Dr. Narendran: You say ” They have to justify why they left, by contributing to fertilise the factors that contribute to keep us where we are.” (“we” referring to Sri Lankans?) Could you please edify?

      First off, I take it that you are resident in Sri Lanka.

      Second…The writer of this article himself lives in Australia and is obviously closely involved with Sri Lanka’s politics, but makes vicious comments about other Sinhalese who have left Sri Lanka and do the same.
      The author clearly harbours a vindictive and bitter hate against anyone who supports ex-Pres. Mahinda Rajapaksa, and who recognize him as having done a better job of eradicating the LTTE than all Presidents before him, as well as delivering in a mere 5yr the basic needs of infrastructure and amenities as well as a socioeconomic base for all communities to progress.

      With eyes “wide shut” this author only sees the negative in the Sinhala Diaspora.

      Many Sinhalese both in the island and outside do feel an injustice in the way the Tamil community has internationalized the country’s problems and is seeking a Federal solution for the North and East as an intermediate to final secession and division of the country.
      Especially in the backdrop that the larger percentage of the Tamil people in SL live OUTSIDE the North and East,the following is seen as an injustice:
      1. Cultural laws among the Northern Tamils do not permit non-Tamils to settle in the region. All non-Tamils were evicted by the LTTE, being given 24hr to leave. They have not been allowed to resettle.
      2. However, the reverse settlement of Tamils from the North into the South goes on apace. So much so that today,in the city of Colombo which was once a 70% Sinhala majority metropolis, the Sinhalese have become a Minority of 30%.
      3.The Tamils accuse the Sinhala people of injustice but they themselves are the perpetrators of racism.
      4. The July 1983 riots occurred during the UNP’s regime, but today the Tamils uphold the UNP as being the good guys who deserve support in the upcoming elections. This current discourse is towards that end.

      5. The author’s accusations of extremist racism by the Sinhala Diaspora are a result of his own prejudice based on party politics.

      All that the above author’s so-called “Extremist Sinhala” people want is an UNDIVIDED ISLAND wherein there is Equality before the law throughout the island without special laws for different communities, and that anyone of any community can live anywhere in the country that they choose to do, just as they do in other democratic countries.
      So far, only the Sinhala people seem to desire and to abide by these NON-RACIST, Democratic principles.
      But they are the ones accused of being RACIST by this author!!

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        Yes, I am a citizen of Sri Lanka and an resident here. I have been working in Canada and Sri Zlanka as expatriate for long years, Indy home has been always Sri Lanka and we raised our children here. Since retirement I lived here and mostly in Jaffna.

        Dr.RN

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      Rajasingham,

      Yours is a very naive explanation.

      If as you say “here nor there” syndrome is indeed the cause of the extremism, why then is that limited uniquely to just Sri Lankans, both Tamils and Sinhalese? There are hundreds of thousands of others domiciled in countries other than their own – how come they don’t have the “neither here nor there” syndrome and as a result end up being extremists? The Keralites, Bengalis, Telunganas and Tamils living in droves in a wide swath of countries are able to celebrate a common Indian identity instead of resorting to extremism trapped in any “here nor there” syndrome.

      The extremism of Sri Lankans resulted from the intentionally introduced antagonism by the politicians just for the narrow political edge that could be derived from that antagonism. As the effect of one such policy wears off with time, the politicians devise even more aggressive “divide and rule” strategies – and that is what you observe as a widening gap and mistrust among the two groups of Sri Lankan Diaspora.

      You have answers for everything, but unfortunately nothing ends up being logical! This is not unlike your proposal “Make all Sinhalese learn Tamil” as a necessary condition for reconciliation. Imagine if India had to implement that every Indian should learn each others language among the 18 (or is it 48?) official languages for a common Indian identity?

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        Kumar R

        How clever you are to reflect my thoughts about Dr Narendran Rajasingham that: ‘You have answers for everything, but unfortunately nothing ends up being logical!’

        You are a very clever man, and is reducing my pain of writing about Dr RN all the time. Keep it up. His intellect does not match with mine and I hate his comments even if they are good ones.

        Dr NR must stop using my birth name as it is seriously conflicting and overriding my intelligence and capacity.

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        Many Sinhala students are being taught Tamil in school and they get private tuition on the subject also.

        Sri Lanka is not India. However, most non-Hindi speaking Indians can comprehend spoken Hindi and make themselves understood in Hindi.

        Dr.RN

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          Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

          There are many rural Sinhala speaking students who are eager to learn Tamil. Though the MR clan made much ado about trilingual language policy, not much has been done. First the policy was not supported by resources, funds have not been released to the rural schools, secondly these schools are unable to recruit qualified Tamil teachers. Those who are qualified in Tamil (both Sinhalese and Tamils) are reluctant to travel to remote villages as access to these schools by roads seems difficult.

          There must be some form of incentive scheme entice dedicated teachers to travel and teach at remote schools. I am told some villages wrote to Vasudeva Nanayakara for allocation funds and nothing came of it.

          Before Hindi becomes business language of this island the state should focus on multilingual (Sinhala, Tamil and English plus one foreign language) education.

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          Rajasingham,

          The question was not whether Tamils should learn Sinhalese for reconciliation, but rather the idiotic statement you made that for reconciliation and a common Sri Lankan identity all Sinhalese must also learn Tamil. Go back – check your own reference! If you deny saying that, then I will send you the reference.

          The parallel case for India, on your logic, would be that all Indians must be made to learn each others’ language, not just Hindi. That was your logic.

          See you don’t even understand what you write, but you think the Vet school taught you how to mind-read!

          Scatter-brained “wisdoms” of convenience is not merely a nuisance but wholly dangerous!

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      Dr. R N :

      I have read your response and you are begining to get on my nerves with your Stupity and Idiotic comments.
      Let me tear you apart.
      You claim to be a Doctor and so one would expect a much higher standard of knowledge than the ordinary contributors to this colum but you display total ingonrance.

      1) Possibly a reflection of a ‘Here nor There’ syndrome. They want to have the best of both words. They want to Influence politics here, in a way they cannot, where they are. They want to share the good life, where they are, while having no intention to return and share the difficult life here.

      *** What is your outlook in life and do I take it that none of the above. You have scored an own Goal by admitting that the life in Sinhala Lanka is difficult while at the same ime caliming you have never had it so good. It is make your Mind up Time.
      a) What is wrong with wanting to have the best of both Worlds and trying to influence the course of evnts in our Mother Land called Eelam. Without our influence Sinhala Lanka wouldnt give you anything. It must be obvious to even an Idiot like you that the Tamil vote has been a Total waste. If in doubt ask MR as to how he has managed to climb back.

      *** As long as it doesnt amount to Greed at the expense of others like MR, Gotha and the Thief Basil it is Normal Human Nature. The here and there syndrome” ( Not Mad Cow Diseasse) is called fighting for your teritory.

      b) They want to be here, but prefer to be there. There heart is here, but their bodies are there. They are nobody’s, where they are and want to be some bodies here.

      *** You are a hypocrite man. Your brother is trying to have all of the above and have you told him to sell up everything including the Temple and return to Lanka where he gives the impression that he is trying change Sinhala Lanka for the better and I wonder for who. May be the Rickshaw pullers because he has aleardy started speaking to them. That also reveals his mode of Transport when he is Colombo.

      c) They have to blame others to assuage their guilt about migrating and abandoning the land of their birth, permanently. They have to justify why they left, by contributing to fertilise the factors that contribute to keep us where we are.

      *** Do you know my friend there are hundreds of Sinkalams who have claimed Asylum in this Country claiming to have helped tne LTTE where as in fact many have caused Tamil deaths by working with the Army. So dont talk rubbish.

      d) Their greater earning capacity and very visible material success, elevates them to a special status in our minds. We are impressed by their success and pay fawning attention to their every gesture.

      *** The Sri Lankan Economy owes its success to the money from Expatriots. A recent report has confirmed Sri Lanka as the most expensive place. You are Jealous of only those you have made it on their own but never questioned your brother who coming from Humble Origins is now a Millionaire thank to the opportunites he had here unlike you who owns a Small Cottage and a Langoon to feed Cattle infested with Rinderpest.

      e) We are addicted to their charity and will not dare say, “Go to hell”. We wish to be in their shoes, with few exceptions, while they do not want to be in ours. It is a very complex syndrome that affects most of our Diaspora. There are few exceptions.

      *** The above is an admission of Guilt.

      You are addicted YES
      Grateful to enjoying the benefits NO
      We want to be in your shoes : We only want the BENEFIT not the BURDEN. Take with one hand and stab with the other.

      It is indeed a very compelex Syndrome because there are not enough Sophisticated detection Equipments in Sinhala Lanka .

      As for few exceptions the name Sam Chicken will always ring in my ears as a man who made money Selling Chicken and sending it Home to Gotha to kill Tamils.

      Grow up man and be true to you Origins and Belief. Dont betray.

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        ” — you are beginning to get on my nerves–“.

        Thanks. At least some one has got on your nerves at last, because you have been irritating many over the years.

        Dr.RN

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        Kali

        Let me describe your features from your ‘tear you apart’ comments.

        Are you the black spotted dark round faced uncombed curly haired women who was attached to the gun throttling women’s brigade of the so called liberators now living in hiding and firing your menacing shots under various pretends.

        I have seen you many times and you look scary and smelly.

        What has happened to all your elongated claims of working for the worldwide organisations on your unknown projects on Sri Lanka.
        [Edited out]

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          Raguptahy K Raghavan:

          You are beigining to sound like Dr. R Ns brother. You have got your knickers in a twist and that is why you are asking these questions which amount to filth. You have heard the saying [Edited out].
          Learn a bit of decency it is FREE.

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            Kali

            In fact you are the one who got your knickers seriously twisted. See your back in the mirror before pulling it out.[Edited out]

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            I presume the CT editor will publish my comment without editing like he allowed the virago Kali’s comment.

            KaliYour comment: ‘You are beginning to sound like Dr R N’s brother’.

            I too say you sound like the frustrated cohabiting partner of Rajash Kumar-known as Raghavan.

            I do not want to go further to reveal your identity as I know it will be edited. Unfortunately, you are suffering some form of post ……depression that needs serious medical care.

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              It depends on what you post only time will tell. But before you post say a prayer with the following words.

              I am about to saye is the TRUTH , the WHOLE TRUTH and nothing but the TRUTH so help me god.

              Give the same advice to your brother as he doesnt have any writing talent. He is totally Ignorant, Disoriented and has lost the sense of Location.

              It looks like it runs in the Family.

              Dr. R N
              Yourself
              Ragupathy K Raghavan
              Nirmalan
              Naalliah

              the list goes on.

              I cant wait for the next edition.

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              Rajasingham Jayadevan:

              Just one other thing. Before you embark on your next Epic Journey ( I cant ewait) to change the course of events in Sinhala Lanka tell me how as a British Citizen Resident here in the UK you will be able to do that.
              According to your brother Dr. R N any one who left the Shores of Sri Lanka either to flee persecution, looking for employment or to amass wealth should not and have no right to meddle in Sri Lanks affairs although he did say that they are Greedy ( in his own words) for any financial contributions.
              I want to know where you get the authority from. Is it given by Dr. R N , devolved from here or just assume that status come what may. I have been advised by your extended family mebmber that he dosent weaar Knickers . Please apologise to him for this mix up.

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              Mr Rajasingham Jeyadevan

              sometime back you said Rajash and R Kumar are cohabiting
              now you Rajash Kumar and Raghavan are co habiting

              You have no idea mate.

              I have made only one post here on this blog and its not about you.

              now that you voluntarily dragged my name and raised the subject of cohabiting let me tell you that your cohabiting partners at NRTSL are a brainless bunch of so and so

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            You seem to know how my brother sounds! R K.Raghavan also claims to know much about you!

            Isn’t it time to reveal who you are?

            I can guess who you’ are, but will not write about it.

            Dr.RN

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              Dr R N:
              [Edited out]

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              DR RN,

              What happened to the promised Self Imposed Exile” of “kali”?

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      Dr. R N

      You need to Practice what You Preach and Charity begins at Home. So put your House in Order first.

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      Dr R N :

      The biggest Fact Dodger I have ever come accross.

      Can you answer the following without Dodging.

      You are a hypocrite man. Your brother[Edited out]

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        [Edited out]

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          kalistani

          “[Edited out]”

          Thanks for keeping it brief.

          Could we have more of it than your usual rant.

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            Grandad:

            You need to wear a tight BRIEF to stop yours falling off. Ask Grandma to pull the Grief up.

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              Kali

              What is wrong with you?

              You get so much excitement about twisted knickers and men’s tight briefs. Such conditions lead to stealing under wears.

              This is known as kleptomania.

              With good intent I am copying information about this disease: ‘Although fear, humiliation or embarrassment may make it hard for you to seek treatment for kleptomania, it’s important to get help. Kleptomania is difficult to overcome on your own. Without treatment, kleptomania can be an on going, long-term condition.

              ‘Treatment of kleptomania typically involves medications and psychotherapy, sometimes along with self-help groups. However, there’s no standard kleptomania treatment, and researchers are still trying to understand what may work best. You may have to try several types of treatment to find something that works well for you’.

              Why don’t you join the kleptomania club and help the researchers to find an answer for your inherent disease.

              I am very sad to judge your pathetic state of mind.

              It in the hands of the God to save you.

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            Grandad:

            Again. Are you competing with ela kolla. Why this kolaveri.

            Why Grandad Why.

            Kind Regards ( Off the CLIFF)
            Hindustani

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      I will try my question to Dr. R N in a round about way.

      Can you answer all the issues I have raised without dodging any of them.

      As a professional person you have a duty not to post facts which turn out to be in coflict with the truth. If any questions are raised as to the veracity of facts you need to cleaar the air.

      CT have a bigger responsibilty to ensure truth and facts prevail and NO INDIVIDUAL is bigger than the intergrity of CT.

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        Kali & Rajash K

        ‘Can you answer all the issues I have raised without dodging any of them’ – Both are one and the same wanting answers on demand.

        NIRMALA n and R K Raghavan are the real messiahs to expose your deceptive crusade.

        Keep on writing your rabid comments and you are nearing the bait to be caught naked.

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          Yakkadaya – where were you hiding all these time…you have so many aliases

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            Rajash[Edited out]

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      Dear Dr Rajasingham I ‘m going to share this on my fb. This is brilliant

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    • Get behind our campaign: Racism. It Stops With Me

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    What we ALL forgot is that,

    Our life here in this world is an another temporary shelter like a bus halt.
    When we encounter our death, the next life, [the bus] comes and there we go All.

    Only for this 60 or 70 years of our life time,
    we all fighting with many arms to get pounds of flesh, to drink or suck somebody’s blood, or divide on races, nations, religions, parties and many more temporary luxuries.

    MOST of our so called name sake Sinhala Buddhists who live in abroad with their luxurious lifestyles never wants to think that they are also encroachers, Kallathonies of somebody’s mother land.

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    To Dr RN. Your comments are on the spot. They want to be here but prefer to be there
    Renu

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    My appreciation to you Mr.Shyamon

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      I think this writer has to look at the other side of the coin. I am a Tamil living in a Colombo suburb and I am quite happy with the vibrant culture here and Tamil culture is quite alive and well (and probabaly doing better than in jaffna), as you can confirm by going to Wellawatta or Dehiwelai or even Kottachenna area.

      Tamils being a minority in Sri Lanka have to learn to live with the Sinhalese instead of talking of Genocide and bringing the Sinhala leaders to book for war crimes, while the TNA leadership backed the crimes of the LTTE, the only exception being old Mr. Anandasangaree.

      I believe that the North and the East should have the same multi-ethnic nature and not the monoculture advocated by the TNA both in practice and in their pronouncements of “exclusive homelands”.

      You quote a sinhala extremist who says an astounding theory that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhala, and that Tamils and Muslims are guests.

      Our Tamil extremists have for a long time claimed that the North and East belongs exclusively to the Tamils and this point of view was strongly advocated by Mr. V. Navaratnam who was the intellectual guru of Mr. Chelvanayagam. Mr. Ponnambalam’s political campaigns before independence were purely racists, and provoked SWRD to establish the “Sinhala Maha Sabha”, the corresponding sinhala-chauvinist organization.

      In the Colombo suburbs we have areas where the shops have mostly Tamil name boards, and if you go to Batti or Akkaraipattu it is the same. (I imagine that in the rural south these things are only in Sinhala). Even though the rural Tamils or rural Sinhalese are not racist in normal encounters, I have no doubt that the Tamil leadership is definitely racists, and I think the rural Sinhala political leaders have an equally jingoist attitude to national questions. The UNP of Ranil Wikremasinghe has been Jingoist for a long time, and JR attacked the B-C pact. Ranil was a minister in 1983 Black July period. In contrast, I don’t think SWRD was a racist, but he was an opportunist who played with fire.

      However, I don’t think this current jingoism is serious. It will take about two or three decades after a bitter war for these antagonisms to heal. That is true even in the states or European countries like Belgium in regard to inter-ethnic issues that keep simmering for ever. The opening up of roads, highways etc., and the penetration of cell-phones all over the country into every corner of the country (done by the previous government and the private sector) have been criticized by some people, but that is a necessary step in inter-ethnic communications. The rantings of politicians will go on

      Don’t forget that the Kandiyan Sinhalese Buddhists actually invited a Nayakkar Tamil lineage of kings to rule the country (because they were of the Kshatriya caste, and the sinhalases did not have any Kshatriyas due to their internecine battles), the two conditions imposed on them being (i)they respect Buddhism (ii)they use Sinhalese as the state language, while they even had the freedom to use Telugu (“Andra Tamil”) inside the palace.

      So Mr.Jayasinghe is politically naive and is expecting miracles of reconciliation just five years after a terrible war. The American civil war was several centuries ago, but the blacks are still being shot down on the streets. The Australian aboriginal people have been so mistreated by Mr. Jayasinghe’s adopted country that the Un has sanctioned them several times.

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        Thanks for the comment ..

        If one go to history of Srilanka , one will realise it is an issue of tamil politicians wanting to keep north as their person kingdom ..

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    Extremism by the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims etc is disastrous to any nation, more so to a nation like Sri Lanka where we are trying to re-build. What is past is past and we have only regret and shame. My sincere advise and prayer is that we, as a nation not look back in anger at our brothers but move along. I knew of many Germans I used to meet in the ’70s and ’80s who said how ashamed they are of what the Nazis did to the Jews but they MOVED along, did not keep probing the issue like a wound. It healed and the German nation is today a great supporter of The State of Israel. The Israelis do not refer to the past as something that the Germans did but something done to them by Nazis and have only an annual memorial in Jerusalem.

    They moved along and that is why they prosper. My advise to CT also is, let us now not entertain articles that give a kind of “life” to the LTTE, the war victory, death etc and let us talk of what we can do after the elections.

    May God bless Sri Lanka

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      Tribalist Tamils Tamils are accusing Sinhala people as extremists.

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      Yes – They moved away and chased the Palestinians and occupied their territory. Billions of Dollars are poured in by US and allies.

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa is extremely a racist.

    We need ethnically impartial and unbiased leader to eradicate deep rooted an epidemic of racism which has been vastly spread in the country.

    Not only Sinhalese Buddhsits but also others must wisely contemplate on this very burning issue.

    We must think deeply on this matter….Not politically but humanely.

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    Racism,tracing back to history of anti Semitism and colonialism is predominantly a Western phenomenon and the theories surrounding it should not be applied to problems of Africa and Asia as it is loosely and conveniently attempted by the West and their imitators. There is no place for Sinhala Extremism or Tamil Extremism in Buddhism and Hinduism.

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe, you have a heart of gold and pray you never change. It is disheartening to see that mankind has evolved a sense of hatred towards other humans who are different. In USA Africans were abducted and brought in to slave in their fields but when that had ended see how cruelly they were treated, lynched, beaten and most recently shot, beaten, tasered and charged by policemen for the most innocent of traffic violations. In the days of the Soviet Union I used to travel extensively there and felt so free and easy but I was aware of the oppression but today the Russians are free from oppression but several Nazi and Nationalist groups have mushroomed and anyone suspected as an immigrant is beaten up or murdered. Most of these immigrants are from the Soviet satellite states, now freed, and been living there for generations.

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      Shyamon is one of the few truly educated Sri Lankans who refuses to be seduced by corrosive racial prejudice. The services of this learned lawyer-civil servant should be available to us at the higher levels of our governance in that search for a solution to our long festering problem. Sadly, our governance is infected with prejudice, bigotry and mediocrity. And gentlemen like Shyamon are forced into the Sinhala diaspora.

      Semi-literate pygmies sit in the seats that kind and wise kings should adorn. Will Sri Lanka recover from the many multi-faceted injuries inflicted on her by “patriotic political leaders”. When will the country free itself from the curse that has been cast on the whole country for 6 decades and more.

      Kettikaran

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe is extremely dishonest and hypocrite

    If not, he should understand how 100% buddhist country with negiligible population of Tamils now has Tamils, christians, muslims, wahabis and evengelical – whabis too.

    buddhists can not be assertive.

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      Hah hah …
      Tell your feelings on TNA, Vignaswaran and other Tamil racists here. Why closed-mouth on it???

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    The writer of this article himself lives in Australia and is obviously closely involved with Sri Lanka’s politics, but makes vicious comments about other Sinhalese who have left Sri Lanka and do the same.
    The author clearly harbours a vindictive and bitter hate against anyone who supports ex-Pres. Mahinda Rajapaksa, and who recognize him as having done a better job of eradicating the LTTE than all Presidents before him, as well as delivering in a mere 5yr the basic needs of infrastructure and amenities as well as a socioeconomic base for all communities to progress.

    With eyes “wide shut” this author only sees the negative in the Sinhala Diaspora.

    Many Sinhalese both in the island and outside do feel an injustice in the way the Tamil community has internationalized the country’s problems and is seeking a Federal solution for the North and East as an intermediate to final secession and division of the country.
    Especially in the backdrop that the larger percentage of the Tamil people in SL live OUTSIDE the North and East,the following is seen as an injustice:
    1. Cultural laws among the Northern Tamils do not permit non-Tamils to settle in the region. All non-Tamils were evicted by the LTTE, being given 24hr to leave. They have not been allowed to resettle.
    2. However, the reverse settlement of Tamils from the North into the South goes on apace. So much so that today,in the city of Colombo which was once a 70% Sinhala majority metropolis, the Sinhalese have become a Minority of 30%.
    3.The Tamils accuse the Sinhala people of injustice but they themselves are the perpetrators of racism.
    4. The July 1983 riots occurred during the UNP’s regime, but today the Tamils uphold the UNP as being the good guys who deserve support in the upcoming elections. This current discourse is towards that end.

    5. The author’s accusations of extremist racism by the Sinhala Diaspora are a result of his own prejudice based on party politics.

    All that the above author’s so-called “Extremist Sinhala” people want is an UNDIVIDED ISLAND wherein there is Equality before the law throughout the island without special laws for different communities, and that anyone of any community can live anywhere in the country that they choose to do, just as they do in other democratic countries.
    So far, only the Sinhala people seem to desire and to abide by these NON-RACIST, Democratic principles.
    But they are the ones accused of being RACIST by this author!!

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      CountryFirst

      “Many Sinhalese both in the island and outside do feel an injustice in the way the Tamil community has internationalized the country’s problems and is seeking a Federal solution for the North and East as an intermediate to final secession and division of the country.”

      Secession will take place only if Hindians had already decided upon the nature and political structure of this island. Even if the racist Sinhala/Buddhist state is willing to grant independence to the Tamil speaking people the idea and act itself have to be authorised by Hindians. Neither Sinhala/Buddhists nor Tamils have the final say in these geopolitically very important matters. All you have do is beg the Hindians to maintain their status quo in all matters concerning this island.

      By the way Hindians would also take other matters into account over a long period of time, such as how Sinhala/Buddhist treat their minorities, what sort of foreign policy the stupid Sinhala/Buddhist state come up with, what sort of racist leadership the stupid Sinhala/Buddhists throw up (puke), …………… Its also depends on how long the Sinhala/Buddhists want to remain very very very stupid like you.

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe

    I understand! I understand thoroughly, the silliness of the Lankan diaspora, especially the lot that belong to the older generation that came to birth pre-independence. They are the ones who took the mantle of the colonial-masters, and in the absence of intelligence, graced it with all KINDS of snippety and allusion.

    This shameful older-set is not limited to Sinhalese-Buddhist disapora culture. Not indeed, it went past the average pure-minded simple Sinhala-Buddhist and took on the culture of admixtures that graced our coast. From Wattilappan to Kywans and Kokis, this set actually even speak with pretend “jutting–out-teeth” mouths, just for the sake of having the authentic look :). Unfortunately, some the next generation also looked and learned by sheer un-avoidance of this ugly lot, seeped in perverse Sri-Lankanism.

    Now it’s time to look at other successful cultures that knew how to scorn and put colonialism that distorted true national spirit, in its place once and for all. Tamil Nadu!

    Did pure-blooded Hindu Tamil Tamil-Nadu care a jot about post-colonial culture? No indeed! They have more intelligence. They made Tamil and first and foremost culture and religion. Everybody irrespective of race became Tamil, learned Tamil, and honored the Tamil religion. English only became a 2nd language out of an unfortunate necessity.

    Time to make Sinhalese and Buddhism foremost culture and religion irrespective of race! When that old culture dies out, Sri Lanka will be set free!!! Hopefully, the post 2000-culture will be that of Sinhala Buddhist Marxism.

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      ramona therese fernando

      Stupid racist or racist stupid

      “They made Tamil and first and foremost culture and religion.”

      Whatever they did they did it within the frame work of India. The Tamils are not the entire India. India is not represented solely by Tamils. They are one people among others. Tamil history is one among the many. Thamil Nadu is not a separate country it is a state among many.

      India is about accepting diversity in its totality.

      Tamil Nadu is as diverse as India where several language are spoken:

      Tamil is the official language of Tamil Nadu (within India).
      English is also in common usage as an official language of India.

      Tamil is spoken as the first language by 89.43%.

      Telugu by 5.65%

      Kannada by 2.68%

      Urdu by 1.51%

      Malayalam by 0.89%

      Religion

      Hindu 54,985,079

      Muslim 3,470,647

      Christian 3,785,060

      Sikh 9,545

      Buddhist 5,393

      Jain 83,359

      Other Religious Communities 7,252

      Thamil Nadu is religiously diverse state within India.

      Therefore stop comparing Thamil Nadu with Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto that you aspire to build.

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        Grandad:

        He is a Stupid Tamil and that is why he is ashamed of himself.

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          Kali

          Who is this Grandad?

          Is he your sugar daddy?

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        Native, Vedda,

        Sigh…..how racist you are towards the poor Sinhalese. Yet, Tamil Nadu is of gigantic proportions compared to Sri Lanka. And the first language is exclusively Tamil. All the other states of India have other languages in them, eg. Kerala has Malayanam as well as Tamil and other languages. Everybody, irrespective of race has to learn Tamil in TN! They will not be able to survive without Tamil. Other languages in the other states are able to survive and have livelihoods without the use of exclusive pure Tamil. All those south Indian languages are connected, springing from Tamil mother-tongue, but if one cannot speak Tamil too well in TN, one automatically moves to another state where different dialects can emerge and create a livelihood for the community. But in Tamil Nadu, one has to lose identity and become Tamil asap – no funny accents in TN! If you don’t believe me, go to Tamil Nadu and live the life. All their jungle people became Dalits and were forced to work for the Tamil hierarchy. At least Sri Lanka loves their forest people and gives them honor.

        On top of that, Tamils are trying to create a state in Sri Lanka. If they can’t create a state in Sri Lanka, they are still insisting on some form of autonomy that will severely imbalance our Island vis-à-vis the humongous Tamil state of TN and humongous country, India.

        Tamils are all over Sri Lanka, but in the North, they demand autonomy and can’t bear to see the Sinhalese there. How so like Tamil Nadu!

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          ramona therese fernando

          Do you really know what you are ranting about?

          “All those south Indian languages are connected, springing from Tamil mother-tongue, but if one cannot speak Tamil too well in TN, one automatically moves to another state where different dialects can emerge and create a livelihood for the community.”

          Go find out about Thamil cinema industry for most actors come from all parts of South and North India and thrive in Tamils films, Rajani Kanth (Kannarese), Mammootty (Malayali), MGR (Malayali), Jayalalitha (Kannarese), Asin (Malayali), Nayanthara (Malayali), more Malayalis: Meera Jasmine,Kavya Madhavan, Navya Nair, Priya Mani, Bhavna, Sneha, Luxmi Menon, …………….. the list is endless.

          Survey documents 20 languages in TN

          06th August 2013

          The Linguistic Survey of Tamil Nadu has documented 20 languages in the State.

          The findings of the first-of-its-kind survey, carried out by a team of linguists led by V Gnanasundaram and K Rangan, will be published by Orient Blackswan in a volume titled The Languages of Tamil Nadu.

          The work in Tamil Nadu was carried out over the last four years. The Languages of Tamil Nadu volume forms a part of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) consisting of 50 volumes and covering almost every language spoken in the country.

          The volume on languages in Tamil Nadu contains information on Tamil, Saurashtra, Thanjavur Marathi, Betta Kurumba, Eravalla, Irula, Kadar, Kalrayan Malayali, Kanikkaran, Kattunaicka, Kolimala, Kota, Muduva, Mullu Kurumba, Pacha Malai Malyali, Palukurumba, Toda, Urali, Vagriboli and Viliyan.

          The PLSI is a project of Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda, a non-governmental organisation that has worked towards PLSI for the last 17 years. The PLSI covers information on 780 languages and 66 scripts used in the country. It also includes information on languages that are on the verge of extinction.

          Speaking at a recent event, G N Devy, chairperson, PLSI, said as compared to other States, the density of languages in Tamil Nadu is low and more thrust should be given on non-scheduled tribal and other marginal languages to ensure their survival. “Even neighbouring Southern districts like Kerala have a much larger number of languages. There is no data to substantiate the reason for this is. But in any case, in Tamil Nadu, efforts must be taken to preserve the languages of the State, for this will only enrich Tamil. These languages will act as feeder languages for Tamil, making it more diverse and rich,” he said.

          As per the survey, Tamil is the major language of 86.7 per cent of the total population of the State. Then there are those speaking Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, close relatives of Tamils and speakers of other Indo-Aryan languages such as Gujarati, Marathi, Sindhi and Urdu in the State.

          Thanjavur Marathi and Saurashtra are the languages of the Indo-Aryan family, whose speakers settled a long time ago in Tamil Nadu. In the case of Saurashtra, its syntax has undergone radical changes after its migration to the State, the study notes.

          It is a language which has Indo-Aryan lexicon characteristics, but its syntax is of the Dravidian style.

          Thanjavur Marathi is another Indo-Aryan language whose speakers settled in Thanjavur two or three centuries ago. They started migrating to Tamil Nadu during the regime of Venkoji in 1764. Their population constitutes 0.13 per cent of the total population of the State. Vagriboli is another Indo-Aryan language related to Gujarati whose speakers are called Narikuravas, a nomadic tribe in Tamil Nadu, says the survey.

          Meanwhile, the non-scheduled tribal languages such as Toda, Kota and Kurumba spoken in the region of Nilgiris are languages of the indigenous people, though their population is minor.

          The volume also traces the perceptions on Tamil and the various historical events and movements that led to the evolution of the language.

          http://www.newindianexpress.com/
          cities/chennai/Survey-documents-20-languages-in-TN/2013/08/06/article1719849.ece

          “On top of that, Tamils are trying to create a state in Sri Lanka. If they can’t create a state in Sri Lanka, they are still insisting on some form of autonomy that will severely imbalance our Island vis-à-vis the humongous Tamil state of TN and humongous country, India. “

          What the hell are you talking about? Why and how would autonomy imbalance our island? Forget the humongous Tamil State, leave the worrying to Indians.

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            Dear Native V

            I am surprised you are wasting your time and ink on this foolish
            Ramona TF, who does not seem to know much about Tamilnadu and South India. Why waste your time on this half-wit? “Everybody, irrespective of race has to learn Tamil in TN” says this ignorant woman. She should take the next Visa-on-arrival (courtesy namo) flight to Chennai and see for herself what a blabbering dope is.

            Kettikaran

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              Kettikaran

              “I am surprised you are wasting your time and ink on this foolish Ramona TF, who does not seem to know much about Tamilnadu and South India.”

              For two reasons and two reasons only:

              Its fun to watch how these bigots expose their stupidity in public forum.

              Secondly I pity ramona therese fernando, who appears to be a lonely frustrated aging spinster who crave for attention and outside contact, needs to talk to some one, ………..

              Hence I make her happy.

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                tsk, tsk tsk, native Vedda. In the absence of good argument, one must never resort to sexist-histrionics either.

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            Native Vedda,

            Well…you said it all :

            “ Speaking at a recent event, G N Devy, chairperson, PLSI, said as compared to other States, the density of languages in Tamil Nadu is low and more thrust should be given on non-scheduled tribal and other marginal languages to ensure their survival. “Even neighbouring Southern districts like Kerala have a much larger number of languages. There is no data to substantiate the reason for this is. But in any case, in Tamil Nadu, efforts must be taken to preserve the languages of the State, for this will only enrich Tamil. These languages will act as feeder languages for Tamil, making it more diverse and rich,” he said.”

            Hey!…..How come the density of languages in Tamil Nadu is low! If Tamil cinema has a few other Indian languages, it means that it is a commercial enterprise that can make more money from other Indian languages for the Tamil Motherland, while smugly remaining pure Tamil.

            So, they encourage all-India races and languages in TN do they! While all the outsider fellows sit in their homes and do all things un-Tamil, once they go to school and going the public sphere, it is all about Tamil language and pure Tamil custom, heritage, government, commerce and industry. Tamil is official for the whole of TN!

            You know how Tamil autonomy in the N&E will imbalance our Island? Tamils are uncomfortable with Buddhist egalitarian process. Theirs is a capitalistic, caste-driven society for millennia- 12-million Dalits, they have to show for it. Sinhalese, on the other hand hold that structure in contempt. For many long years since independence, Sinhalese have attempted to go the Buddhistic egalitarian way. But the Tamils won’t let them. They pushing and pushing Sinhalese to become more Tamil-like so they fulfill their primordial desires. Sinhalese are therefore suffering, not knowing where to turn.

            Given the Tamil-mindset autonomy on our island, and the N&E will liaison with that Indian State they hold in profound awe! Sinhalese will never be able to hold her own within her heritage and values as that fake and unrealistic capitalistic monstrosity will eventually pull the milder, unsuspecting, less populace Sinhala part of Sri Lanka into the doldrums of slavery and intense caste systems. In time and with modern evolution based on democracy and egalitarianism, that Tamil structure will crumble.

            In Sri Lanka we need Tamils to become more like unto the Sinhalese so modern progress and evolution can fulfill within the natural capability of our Island.

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              ramona therese fernando the stupido

              FYI

              A Mission to Preserve the Beauty of Rare, Dying Languages

              Meera Manu

              06th December 2013

              It was only when the national award winning movie ‘Byari’ turned the talk of the town that ‘Byari’, a language confined to only a corner of South India, gained attention in the mainstream. Exploring the need to preserve languages, the Speech Science Research Forum of the Department of Linguistics of Kerala University, has archived 25 languages including ‘Byari’ in audio and video formats, comprising endangered languages. A team of four is behind accomplishing the venture started six months ago, which is set to be released as a CD-ROM in multi-lingual form soon.

              “Documentation of a language is necessary for its existence and this archive can be used to study all aspects related to language. As recording has been done in the digital format, it can be accessed any time,” said S A Shanavas, head of the Department of Linguistics.

              “The work has been done as an activity of phonetics laboratory of the department. Of the 25 languages, 15 were studio-recorded in Thiruvananthapuram,” said Shijith S, technical officer of the Department of Linguistics, who led the project. The team has prepared a list of 60 questions, based on which they interviewed the native speakers of the language mostly in English and recorded the version they gave in response. “The questionnaire was prepared based on matters that come up for general communication. As the voice of native speakers themselves were recorded, their typical accent could be preserved,” said Vishnudas L, who is part of the research team.

              One ‘Byari’ speaker from Coimbatore was identified and recorded the language in both audio and video formats. In search of the language ‘Mygurudu’, the team travelled to Malappuram, where they could pick three old-age people, the native speakers. It is said to have gained popularity during the time of Moplah riots. From Kannur, they got the speakers of ‘Maljalashaba’, said to be a code-language used among wrestlers once. ‘Kumra Bhasha’ was used within the community of potters.

              They travelled across India, recorded Himachal Pradesh’s ‘Mantalia’ and ‘Pahari’, Jharkhand’s ‘Kurumali’ and Ladakh’s ‘Pali’ to name a few. Two foreign languages were also archived; the Semitic language of Ethiopia ‘Amharic’ and Greek. These were recorded from two native speakers in New Delhi, who came here as part of their research work.

              http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/
              kerala/A-Mission-to-Preserve-the-Beauty
              -of-Rare-Dying-Languages/2013/12/06/
              article1931115.ece

              Critically Endangered languages in India

              The Critically Endangered Languages as per UNESCO Report are:

              Aimol (Manipur), Aka (Manipur), Baghati (Himachal Pradesh), Bangani (Uttarakhand), Bellari (Karnataka), Birhor (Jharkhand), Gadaba (Andhra Pradesh), Great Andamanese (Andaman & Nicobar), Handuri (Himachal Pradesh), Jarawa (Andaman & Nicobar), Koireng (Manipur), Koraga (Karnataka), Kota (Tamil Nadu), Kuruba (Karnataka), Lamgang (Manipur), Lamongse (Andaman & Nicobar), Langrong (Manipur), Luro (Andaman & Nicobar), Manda (Odisha), Mra (Arunachal Pradesh), Muot (Andaman & Nicobar), Na (Arunachal Pradesh), Naiki (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh), Nihali (Maharashtra), Onge (Andaman & Nicobar), Pangvali (Himachal Pradesh), Parji (Odisha), Pengo (Odisha), Pu (Andaman & Nicobar), Purum (Manipur), Ruga (Meghalaya), Sanenyo (Andaman & Nicobar), Sentilese (Andaman & Nicobar), Shompen (Andaman & Nicobar), Sirmaudi (Himachal Pradesh), Tai Nora (Assam), Tai Rong (Assam), Takahanyilang (Andaman & Nicobar), Tangam (Arunachal Pradesh), Tarao (Manipur), Toda (Tamil Nadu), Toto (West Bengal)

              http://iasscore.in/national-details-185.html

              Why are Indian Languages Facing Extinction?

              • In India, English is thriving and is used widely by the emerging generation, which is one of the reasons leading to the threat of extinction of native or regional languages.
              • English has become the language of knowledge and employability, as well as the primary language of the internet. The major content of the digital sphere is now in English, and, therefore, other languages have been marginalised. People have started considering native languages as kitchen languages.
              • Indians do not find it necessary to learn or write in their mother tongue. This means advanced knowledge is not produced in these languages. Therefore, other languages have essentially become languages of translation.
              • There is a general understanding that languages without scripts face the gravest threat of extinction.
              • A language without a script is not necessarily a dialect. Several mighty languages in existence today do not have their own scripts. English, French, Spanish can all be counted in this class. The difference between the two is more a matter of structural identity.
              • According to the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), “Over the last 50 years, the world’s Hindi-speaking population has increased from 260 million to 420 million. Over the same period, the English speaking population has gone from 320 million to 480 million. However, the growth of Hindi, English and other major languages within India has come at a price: Around 250 languages in India have disappeared in the last 50 years”.
              • A language dies when its speakers die. For example, a language of Andaman and Nicobar islands, namely, Aka-Bo has died recently when its last speaker died in 2010.
              • Under the pressure of globalization, the domains of use of some languages are shrinking with the result that many Indian languages have become threatened and even endangered. Although, the globalisation is not directly killing local languages, but it is affecting languages in the sense that many languages under pressure are losing oral literature and words related to culture, especially, food items, dress and ornaments, rituals, flora and fauna. But globalisation is not the cause of language death, says the CIIL.

              http://iasscore.in/national-details-185.html

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      Ramona TF,

      These pages carry many comments by you. Of course, I have absolutely no objection to this – provided it is truthful, well-researched and free of racial-religious prejudice. But what is this “Everybody irrespective of race became Tamil, learned Tamil, and honored the Tamil religion..”???? You are completely out of line. Clearly, you
      need to study much more of Tamilnadu history – both recent and past.
      What is Tamil religion? Are you not aware Tamil-speaking people in the TN State are also Christian and Muslims practising their religions freely and without hindrance. Those long-standing citizens of the State from Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala and many other States are free to practise their, trades, livelihood, language and religio-cultural practises. Former CM MGR is from Kerala and the current CM Ms Jayalalitha, arguably, is also identified with Karnataka.

      Kindly check your facts before you chose to teach the readership, please. Some nitwits among the Sinhalese, I am afraid, are likely to take what you write, as you say in Christianity, as the gospel truth.

      Kettikaran

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        Nonsense, the other religions in Tamil Nadu are of Low-Caste status people. Tamils don’t mind low-castes being Christians and Muslims. Honor is automatically given to high-caste Hindus.

        Other neighboring states have non-Tamil communities free to practice their trades, livelihood, language and religio-cultural practices. But in Tamil Nadu, all must become Tamil (and that is strange considering all the south Indian languages are so connected to each other). All those politicians you speak of might be connected with some other place and community, but in Tamil Nadu, they become first and foremost Tamil- speak nothing but Tamil and are Hindu at that. Glorious Mother-Race Tamil can never be seen a bad light!

        And you make out that some Sinhalese might be nitwits for believing a person like me. Part-Sinhalese person like me understands them. Sinhalese understand their needs and what they want for their country and livelihood and what is most natural, comfortable and honorable to them.

        Tamils like you are forever threating the Sinhalese with calls of Nitwit-ism. When 74-million Tamils keep calling 16 million Sinhalese Nitwits, it affects their psyche, and many eventually feel that they have some flaw. You have been doing this for a long time and arrogantly pushing your way into Sri Lankan soil.

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          Ramona TF

          “… You have been doing this for a long time and arrogantly pushing your way into Sri Lankan soil..” Are you nuts? I maybe more Sri Lankan than you ever will be. Pushing my way into SL soil from where???

          Dear Girl, write sense and that which you can defend when you are challenged. The more we read you the more we wonder how your usually lengthy garbage gets published.

          Until now I used to like the name Ramona, as sung in that lovely song by that Dutch-Indonesian duo The Blue Diamonds in those decades gone by. But you bring much discredit to that name.

          Kettikaran

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            Kettikaran,

            Not a clue of your real name. If you are Northern Tamil, time to stop pining for the Tamil cultural motherland.

            If insisting on your right to Tamil culture involves terrorism to the point of suicide bombing, you automatically forfeit the right to live in a Sinhala majority society. If being a Tamil poses a grave threat to the majority aspirations, then you must leave the island and go back to the cultural Tamil motherland, and learn from the other cultures who are happy to fit in with majority aspirations of Tamil Nadu. Sri Lanka cannot have hostile race on her soil that is detrimental to the majority. Rise to the Lankan challenge: Integrate, Assimilate, or Migrate!!!

            Ah….I wish I could pacify you with the Blue Diamond’s song, Kettikaran. But these are times of far greater reckoning. We are no longer in the days right after independence, where we lived in a haze of a new age that the colonialists bequeathed to us. Over 60 years of Tamils and Sinhalese fighting should have made you realize this. 5.2 million Sinhalese are not going to rest easy if their cultural heritage is to be compromised. And after the Aug. elections, that number is going to rise up further.

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        Kettikaran

        Have you banged your head on the nearby wall or attempted to commit suicide after reading the stupid ramona therese fernando’s rant?

        If you haven’t feel free to bang your head on the wall I am sure you will feel better.

        I understand your situation well. My sympathy goes out to you.

        By the way how are you dealing your family dispute with Izeth Hussain?

        I did bang my head on my pillow after reading his rants.

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          Dear Native V,

          For the love of me, I cannot fathom what this Ramona TF is trying to convey. Do you or anyone else? “the other religions in Tamil Nadu are of Low-Caste status people” ??? What in tarnation is this garbage? Did you notice her comment “Part-Sinhalese person like me (sic)” Do I gather by this she is one of those Parava/Baratha Tamils of the NWP (originally from the South Indian littoral) who gradually, over the decades, claimed to have become Sinhalese – like Jayaraj F and others.

          As to the raving and ranting Izeth H, that’s a different cup of tea. He breathes anti-Tamil rhetoric in every para and insists he is not anti-Tamil. His current point is no Sinhalese have attacked him in these pages. Who is the senile trying to fool?
          He unduly and unnecessarily degrades the Tamils and they give him back. And then he says “see, it is only the Tamils who attack me. The Sinhalese don’t” That is the kind of logic we are expected to deal with – and that too from “outstanding self-claiming intellectuals”.

          Nice day.

          Kettikaran

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            Kettikaran,

            Ahhh….so the Tamil race-histrionics have started up yet again…….typical, typical!

            Proud to be (if I am) “Parava/Baratha Tamils of the NWP (originally from the South Indian littoral) who gradually, over the decades, claimed to have become Sinhalese – like Jayaraj F and others .”  See how nicely the Sinhalese accepted us! See how egalitarian they are! We even assimilated with them. We give honor to the Sinhalese Mother-Nation!

            Wikipedia : “Tamil Nadu[edit]
            Christians in the State that belong to the Nadar community, which though classified as an Other Backward Class,[18] are more dominant than the majority Untouchable Christians of the state.[19][20][21] The cohesion of jatis among caste Christians (e.g. Paravas) and the strength of caste leadership are noted by scholars to be much stronger than comparable predominantly Hindu castes in Tamil Nadu.[22] However, discrimination still persists. Lourdunathan Yesumariyan, Jesuit activist notes that “over 70 per cent of Catholics are Dalit converts. But only four out of 18 bishops are from the Untouchable-Christian community.”[23] In Tamil Nadu, Christian dalits also complain of discrimination by the Telugu speaking Reddiar minority.[24]

            http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/01112002/0111200275.htm

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              Ramona TF,

              You unduly confuse matters in a subject that is far beyond you.
              This Cut&Paste education cannot lead you far. The bulk of the Nadar community from the Madurai/Virudunagar come from the famed
              Pandyans and are largely Hindus. The most famous Nadar of recent times is the late and much respected Congress leader Shri Kamaraj – a Hindu. The other famous member of the community is the contemporary IT millionaire Shiv Nadar of HCL Computers – whom I believe to be Hindu. The late Samuel Gnanam, who founded the St. Anthony’s business congleromate in Colombo, is from the community. If you believe all Nadars in Tamilnadu are Christians and untouchables you are in error.

              There is no such thing today as Untouchables in Tamilnadu – by law, either Christian or any other.

              A fortnight’s visit to Tamilnadu and interaction with the academic community there will do you a lot of good. It will free you from ignorance and prejudice in the subject. We can help you
              identify the right academic sources for the purpose.

              Kettikaran

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                Kettikaran,

                I prefer cut and paste. It is the cutting and pasting of articles that world scholars who have studied and almost entirety of the situation and passed it to a world body for analysis (Wikipedia). No more can the ordinary person be bluffed by just one scholar delving into a area of interest that suits himself, and then passing it on for a groups of his kind to analyze(if analyzed at all), so they all be feel smug and self-satisfied.

                “As of the 2011 Census of India, four states accounted for nearly half of India’s Dalit population – Uttar Pradesh (20.5%), West Bengal (10.7%), Bihar (8.2%) and Tamil Nadu (7.2%).[10] Among Indian states, Dalits were most prevalent in Punjab, at about 31.9 percent of Punjab’s population,[202] while Mizoram had the lowest at approximately zero. According to the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Act, 1990, Scheduled Castes can only belong to Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist religions.”

                http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/its-now-dalits-vs-nondalits/article7386959.ece

                That’s over 15- million of Dalits who are suffering!

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    Current chief minister of North is a worse racist than former President of SL.
    Same with Tamil diaspora is the worst relative to Sinhala diaspora.

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      Lalitha

      “Current chief minister of North is a worse racist than former President of SL. Same with Tamil diaspora is the worst relative to Sinhala diaspora.”

      How did you manage to come to this sweeping conclusion? Did you apply any specific sociological standards across the population that you have been studying on your own or did you devise your own standards?

      Standards are consistently used to compare and observe a selected number of independent population, institutions, businesses, performances, risks … etc

      For example International Financial Reporting Standards are used to construct Financial reports of companies trading in different countries. You can only compare like with like.

      You can measure your own stupidity with standartised IQ tests and compare it with your own peers’.

      Could you let me know the methodology that you have already used and how to construct the comparative indexes that helped you to come to believe in what you believe in.

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    Well said Mr Jayasinha. I live in the UK & I am surprised at the vast number of Sinhalese Buddhists, some who are close friends, that have very racist ideas when it comes to ethnic matters in SL, & not surprisingly, they still remain die hard fans of MR. Despite being a minority in a foreign country themselves, they have no empathy towards the minorities in SL. Some time ago, while being accused of being unpatriotic for not being supportive of MR & his band of merry men, allegedly the ‘guardians of Buddhism & the Sinhala Nation’, I reminded a good friend of mine that he himself is not a true patriot due to the fact that he & his wife, despite having a free education all the way to University & then being sent abroad on a Govt. scholarship, all paid for by the tax payers of SL, decided to remain abroad after qualifying instead of returning to his motherland & paying back his debt to society. Of course not everybody fall into this category & I am not against anybody living abroad if they so wish but its sheer hypocrisy when such people call themselves patriots. I can understand the average man on the street or the simple villager who have been brain washed by the state sponsored media & the political hype but how the professionals & the so called educated who are able to see the bigger picture of the ‘massive development & progress’ under the previous regime prefer to bury their heads in the sand when it comes to rampant corruption, waste of public finances & resources, injustice & lawlessness, is beyond me.

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    LTTE died in 2009. Rajapaksa had an opportunity of a lifetime to reach out to the tamils and solve the ethnic issue once and for all. Alas, the man chose to humiliate the tamils and kept on whipping up the spectre of LTTE rising to keep the Sinhala masses on his side in order to plunder the country’s coffers and rule like a dictator forever.

    The racist Sinhala diaspora were happy with Rajapaksa as long as he kept the tamils and other ethnic minorities subjugated. They couldn’t care less about the people, their own Sinhala race being ruled with an iron fist and their hard earned money stolen by the Rajapaksa family and their cronies. The fall of Rajapaksa must have come as a thunderbolt for these racists that they are now coming out of the wood work to raise their voices again in order to bring him back to power. I can’t wait to see their reactions when Rajapaksa loses again on 17 August.

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe:

    there are two sides, some times more, to every thing. I think, your Rationality is SIMPLY STUPID.

    you are talking about a reality that is non existing.

    Remember DOD birds, they vanished on earth.why ?

    Just learn to be pragmatic and logical;

    but not stupid and rational.

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    Dear Shaymon,

    The Sri Lankan extremism and racism, both Sinhala and Tamil, did not occur spontaneously, nor were they intrinsic to the Sri Lankan society, somehow. Your comment “These guys are predominantly adorers of Mahinda Rajapaksa,who is hailed by them with the cliched slogan, ‘a leader with a bacK bone’ ” is indeed the key to understanding this curse.

    The phenomena of such racism and extremism was seeded and nurtured very carefully by the sole beneficiaries, the politicians on both sides, each playing the game, at every round of elections, one-step more aggressively than the previous. It served as a sure-fire way to amass block votes on a single nonsensical issue, while shelving and masking all other essential and fundamental issues facing the nation.

    Since the war began, the ruse also worked on the Diaspora – The Tamil politics found that condemnation of the Sinhala regime opened up a pipeline of unending funding from the concerned and mostly upwardly mobile Tamil Diaspora. At the same time, the Sinhala regime found relentless disparaging of the Diaspora was the key to confront any initiatives of external intervention, as the country steadily bankrupted its credibility as a democracy, enabling politicians to establish personal kingdoms for themselves.

    Consequently, with assistance from both teams, the country was dragged down to the verge of a pariah state, the likes of the most despicable bottom-feeders in the world. The tragedy is that none of those other failed states were anywhere close to being even a modest democracy four of five decades ago, when Sri Lanka enjoyed the crowning glory as the foremost hallmark of Democracy among the developing nations, and was better than even many of the Developed ones. Kudos to the Sri Lankan regimes, both major parties in particular, for this abominable travesty to the entire citizenry of this nation – and kudos to those who stayed on the sideline and cheered as well!

    What is even more saddening is that, even now, despite all the past stupidity and the consequent tragedy, the politicians still feel there is more to be milked out of this racism strategy – and the game is now played not by just the goon-politicians, but by the servile educated ones as well, including the Professor you mentioned, the “Nugegoda hero” and like.

    Our Universities and educational institutions failed miserably in containing the political activism that deliberately and systematically disassembled the democratic machinery in the country by politicizing every institute, starting from the freedom of the Press all the way to judiciary, and finally even the University, with the Law College just the icing on the cake! The educators stayed mum and stayed still!

    There is no alternative but to re-educate the masses bottom-up on the principals and values of democracy, equity and civility. Politicians have nothing to gain from that reversal – and so will continue to expand the gap rather than close it. Who else but the educational institutions can help put the system in reverse? Hopefully that happens before the country meets edge of the cliff?

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    There are no “white” or “coloured” signs on the graveyards of battle.” John F Kennedy

    JFK should have proved it by marrying a black woman. but, the woman he married was another from a well to do family.

    In his country today, blacks are killed because they did not obey the road signal.

    YOu are talking hypothetical crap.

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      “In his country today, blacks are killed because they did not obey the road signal.”

      You are such an ignorant person, talking, without knowing to spell America. It is a black the president of America. Blacks, these days are governors and mayors, on their free standing, not because India’s forced election in the North.

      These black were one time carrying neck ring and tied like dogs in their pens. But in all police misbehaved incidents the townships had paid large compensations to blacks, though the black leaders were not able to prove criminal conducts in most of those occasions. About the individuals shootings, most of the mass shooting were whites have shot many whites rather than whites shooting blacks.

      Tamil conditions is even if the paramilitary rape and murder, they can not take that case to court. his is why Vidha’s case was dismissed by the court. But before Tamils were slaved in Lanka, they basically controlled all three states of Eelam Island.

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    “the spectre of the LTTE invading Lanka is being artificially conjured up” — Really? This statement alone tells us what Grand Retard you are. Just yesterday a LTTE well known, senior guy was caught in Tamilnadu trying to enter SL with close to hundred Cyanide capsules, electronic transmission equipment, etc. So, yes, now go ahead and tell us that Mahinda orchestrated this in Tamilnadu just to create the LTTE bogey…I truly feel sorry for you, for your mental capacity.

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      One LTTE cadre is not a valid enough reason to bring back a president accused of all the misdeeds under the sun simply because he may be able to win a war if it comes. This is the same as saying that one must bring in a convicted axe murderer to chop trees because he’s good with an axe.

      By blowing these isolated incidents out of proportion, you insult every single man and woman that work in our intelligence services, armed forces and law enforcement agencies, because you’re in effect saying that theyre completely incompetent, and can’t stop a resurgence in terrorism. You need to decide if these people are “the best armed forces/intelligence services in the world” (as I’ve seen on countless Facebook posts and emails and posters) or utterly useless. You can’t call them by the former and imply they are the latter. Don’t feel sorry for him. Feel sorry for the men and women you praise in public and insult in private.

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        “One LTTE cadre” – My Foot!

        Besides, this is not about the state security forces or our intelligence operatives, this is all about LEADERSHIP – get it? I guess not, not now, not ever!

        Consider:

        – LTTE resurrection failed in 2013/20014 when absconding LTTE Gopi and a few other vermin were killed by SLA after they had regrouped and was about to recommence their TERRORISM once again and had fired at state law enforcement personnel, for the first time since the end of war. How/why did that happen? Because it was a regime “with a backbone” under Mahinda stupid! If that were a regime under Ranil, we can imagine what kind of mollycoddling and pampering would have happened. Small wonder why the LTTE Tamil Diaspora hates Mahinda. “One LTTE cadre” – My Foot!

        – Recently, under Ranil’s watch, once again we saw LTTE agitations in Jaffna, whereby for an entirely “We-Tamil” issue (Tamil youths, including a known LTTE agent from Switzerland, raping and killing a school going LTTE girl in Jaffna), the state was made the scapegoat (this was always LTTE’s ploy) and the Police were assaulted and public property damaged. Basically, once again, Ranil-GOSL was caught napping and the counter response was pathetic! “One LTTE cadre” – My Foot!

        – Headline: “Global Tamil Forum roots for Sirisena, Ranil and TNA” WOW! Need we say more? “One LTTE cadre” – My Foot!

        – Headline: “TNA reiterates demand for Tamils’ self-determination”
        Now is that a surprise or what? “One LTTE cadre” – My Foot!

        At least when you are dishonest and manipulative, you should not assume the rest of the world is full of uninformed, brain-dead, morons. We all know what happened to the nation’s national security in 2002 when Ranil washed his hands off to the pro-LTTE Norwegians.

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          Also 100 cyanide capsules for “One LTTE cadre” – my arse! :D

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            Sinkala Sankaran Sarma

            Also 100 cyanide capsules for “One LTTE cadre” – my arse! :D

            Weera

            One LTTE cadre” – My Foot!

            *** It looks like the IPKF have brought a new Disease.

            FOOT MOUTH & ARSE Disease.

            Man it looks like the end of Man Kind. Worse than the Tsunami that hit on the 8th January.

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              And here we have patient zero, our resident kuli :D poor kuli just can’t catch a break – first neurosyphilis and now this – let his plight serve as a warning for any other We Thamizh kazhuthai thinking of following in his hoofsteps and having unnatural relations with LTTE pigs :D

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            Wee Thamihz Senior Journalist Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

            “Also 100 cyanide capsules for “One LTTE cadre” – my arse!”

            Can you fit 100 cyanide capsules in your a**e, all at the same time? What an extrarseordinary physical abilities you possess.

            You should be the right mule carrying drugs for Chinese Triad.

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    A timely piece from SJ …racism is what keeps our nation from moving on. We are all human beings with feelings. I know a Buddhist monk in far off Polonnaruwa who donated one of his kidneys to a poor Tamil man. Through the ages our races have got so mixed and blood is red in whichever vein or artery it flows. In the years past when there were racial riots my parents gave not only shelter but provided food and other essentials to Tamils who were being hounded by extremists. I am happy that we grew up in a home where there were no racist ideas – our best friends in schools were Tamils and Muslims and they have remained our friends all our lives. In the struggle for freedom from the Colonial rulers – Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Arunachalam and many others joined hands with Sir D.B.Jayatilake and DSS and others to gain independence. SJ’s thoughts are very true and well expressed. Let us get this racist ideas out of our heads – let us all be Sri Lankans proud of our common heritage.and be always aware of the fact that life is fleeting and it is a noble virtue to treat our fellow human beings with kind and generous thoughts. S.P.W

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    Sinhaleas children in Sri Lanka schools are taught that Tamils came o Sri Lanka as kalathonis

    In a BBC documntary a Bdhhist Monk in Anuradhapura is openly preaching racism to young aspiring child monks

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      Rajash

      Do you know who is abusing your name by writing all kind of nonsense in these colums?

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    It is a fact that large majority of “Overseas Sinhala Brigade” is more inclined to be identified with its lost identity. This was clearly demonstrated in the “Analyses” they provided after the last Presidential Election. They were joined by the “Brigade”, comprised very prominently of the so called “educated and professional” types of “Local Sinhala” extremists who could not “accept” the voting trends in the country at that election. The situation before that election was clearly pictured in the “web sites” managed by the “Overseas Sinhala/Tamil Brigade” and the articles they published from some of the prominent “Extremists” on both sides. On the part of the “Sinhala” (majority) expatriates did not want to “accept” what happened to Sri Lanka after “winning” the war. They simply staged a “firework carnival” on the “freedom won” and very conveniently and I would say “purposely” avoided the problems faced by the people of the country. To “them”, once arrived in the country on a “holiday” or “Visiting Friends & Relations” and driving in a “High Way”; “Beautified” Colombo city; “Mega Projects” like Airports; Harbors; Sports Stadiums; Conference Halls; Power Plants etc. were all “Development” that was offered to the country and the people on a “Platter”. They were “BLIND” to the fact that all those what they called “DEVELOPMENT” were not the PRIORITIES of the country and the people. Also they DID NOT accept or purposely AVOIDED to assess at what “cost/benefit” and “liability/hardship” put on the country and the nation. The Leaders too “boast” and “build ego & image” to circumvent all “liability” for their benefit. This “Overseas Brigade” joins in that fantasy journey and “create” their own identity that they have lost in the adopted country. So the BEST and the MOST usable TOOL is the “Communal and religious” bridge they build to IMPRESS both their “Locals” and the “foreign” (to them the Sri Lankans) and toe the line with our Leaders who make a “lucrative survival” on the “Communal /Religious” card.

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      Douglas

      Thanks for telling those racists in no uncertain terms what they don’t normally hear from their peers.

      “This “Overseas Brigade” joins in that fantasy journey and “create” their own identity that they have lost in the adopted country.”

      I would say “This “Overseas Brigade” joins in that fantasy journey and “create” their own identity that they NEVER HAD in their mother country (homeland).

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    My question is, Is there anybody from the Middle Eastern countries are contributing to the e-mail exchanges? I doubt that. Remember, every Tamil in the current diaspora group is went out not being able to select a life in Lankave. That is called in English ” Refugee under the Geneva Convention”. A situation even inferior to the Middle migration workers. Many, until recently, go out of the apartment two, three times a day to “Koppay Addikka”(a degrading term used by Tamils to denote the job of Dish-washing.) Many have gone to retire now. They show their hate to the Sinhala community who legally and physically blocked and refused to let them study and seek a job in their mother land. They do not swim of the beach at the Golden Gate. They swim in the sweat of the hot owns. EPDP Naren is not representing them. There charity is not the EPDP supporters’ sand robbery income. It is the foul smell come out thier bodies, when they board on the subway and buses, to which the native people caste a rejecting look.

    Diaspora-eans are people who are displaced from their mother land but not considered as refugees. Wealthy Sinhala Kandian Intellectuals who went to foreign land to complete their PhD with the scholarship of Appe Andua and cancelled the deed to return the country are not displaced peoples. This gentleman does not know the context of the word diaspora. That is why!

    Sinhala Intellectual after preaching racism to engineer the elections, they point their finger at the the Sinhala Buddhist. Now the new invention to replace the Sinhala Buddhist is the “Sinhala Diaspora”.

    With all the lies and fraud, New King was brought to power. But, what is the reality in the Appe Rate? Old King has to come back. He did not come back in the foreign land. The E-mail communication does not reach the Sinhala Modayas, the physical voters, not the theoretical Sinhala Buddhists. It is all story that the Diaspora Sinhalese are are spreading racism. This is another cunning invention to make Ranil’s job permanent.

    UNP which did not win for last 20 election picked up a slogan from Ambassador Robert Blake that the Pirapakaran defeated him. In fact there was a interaction existed between him and Pirapakaran, but nothing between him and TNA. But after LTTE is wiped out Ranil is not able to stand for EP election. But, truth can be on any direction, Sinhala Intellectual finds someway to explain to International Community. Tamil voted to JVP Fonseka. He did not com to power. Tamils voted to SLFP New King, he came to power. But in both occasions, TNA was heavily pressured to lent its support, basically, to UNP.

    Now TNA has to take care of itself, in this election. Old King has brought out the White vans to steal the votes. Internationally, even if the Genocide investigation has not started, it is accepted the accountability has to be restored to germinate reconciliation in the minds of Tamils. UNP Mangala and Ranil Mahata has repeatedly said that there will no leader, no commander, even a soldier will be investigated for war crime. Ranil has stood off in his No-assent to ICC. Ranil was warned in New York by UN SG that the UN report will not vanish in the thin air in UN. So Ranil Mahata, without the support of the Tamils, once again in the election waters. That is the fear forcing the Sinhala intellectuals to find new and new explanations.

    The truth is technically, there is no “Sinhala Diaspora”. There in no theoretical Sinhala Buddhist in Appe Rata. Its all Sinhala Intellectuals. Electioneering is what the Sinhala Intellectuals have been doing from 1956. So to use it in the this election, this article was created. It is simply the usual fraud of the Sinhala Intellectuals, who wants Ranil to lead and suppress the call for the accountability, which is the soil for reconciliation.

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    @ Shyamon Jayasinghe,well writen and you have hit the nail on the head,I too have come across many Sinhala and Tamil extremists living abroad and enjoying the luxuary there and yet trying to create trouble back in SL ,damm selfish rascals

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      Peace Lover:

      You are a Tamil. You know how Tribalist Tamils are. You know why 90% Tamil, Tamilnadu is governed based on Tamil Tribalism.

      So, tell me, should the sinhala people be just and fair in the middle of Tribalist and greedy Tamils ?

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    Why is the man in California that you mention, Shyamon, so concerned about Sri Lanka? He is boasting about the private swimming pools and the golf he and his family has and the luxury life he enjoys. This is like a mockery to our poor country men who can hardly manage a meal on their table. These fellows are dash hypocrites who should never be allowed to enter Sri Lanka.Dual citizenship should be denied to them. The present government is too liberal

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    Samurdhi funds misused
    Premadasa accused Rajapaksa of utilizing Samurdhi funds amounting to millions of rupees for his presidential election campaign.
    “How much of money from Samurdhi funds had Rajapaksa spent targeting the presidential election? He has spent Rs 25 million to print fifty lakhs lith during the election, Rs 30 million to buy flag posts and another Rs 63 million from Divineguma funds. Isn’t this a waste of money? This money is not meant to be spent on election work, but to provide relief to Samurdhi beneficiaries,” Premadasa said.
    “There was a time people got attracted to him and believed his lies. Now, people are aware of what has gone on during the Rajapaksa regime and how his family became multi billionaires. There are 35 lakhs under privileged families in the country, but instead of giving them relief, the Rajapaksa’s acquired palaces with swimming pools and sophisticated gymnasiums. Have they ever spent a single cent out of their personal money for the benefit of the people? They are spending from what they have looted from the public. I am spending out of my own money. I do not obtain a salary and that is given to the Sevana fund to build homes for the homeless, a project my beloved father the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa initiated in 1977. I am not using the official vehicles a minister is entitled to. As housing minister, I have given loans to 35,421 families to build houses under the 50,000 housing projects which I promised before the Presidential election. Within a few weeks after winning the upcoming election, those who were deprived of Samurdhi during the previous regime will be given back the Samurdhi ration. I will give housing loans to every eligible applicant. There are 12,000 vacancies in my ministry and these will be filled from the people in Southern province,” Premadasa assured.

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    Country First,

    I’m sure for a man/ woman of your calibre it is not difficult to get statistics on the SriLankan diaspora with break down based on race & religion and post them as objective useful facts in support of your comments in the CT. I must confess that I did try but as a simpleton failed.

    In your posting, please include the country by country break downs with particular reference to SL diaspora in the Western Countries Vs Far Eastern countries.

    It will add more value to such postings if you could give year by year or decade by decade break down of SriLankans left SL starting from 1956.

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    Majority of writers here are anti-buddhists and anti-Sinhalese. They justify all injustices done by White and Tamils. They expect mercy only from Sinhala Buddhists. This author must must
    be a Christian or a who does not have even a subtle love towards Sri Lanka. I do not feel him as a Marxist. All destructions done by Prabhakaran, all racism spread by TNA or Tamil Diaspora’s which wish to gain Prabhakaran’s dirty dream is very nice for this so-called person. If any one does not address both side of the problem, we never should care their writing. They are hired-writers by separatists/terrorists. Only difference is they try to justify their killing using their pen.

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      nimanta

      “Majority of writers here are anti-buddhists and anti-Sinhalese.”

      No they are not. Majority of the writers are opposed to Sinhala/Buddhist bigots like you they are neither anti Sinhalese nor anti Buddhists.

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        Well said, Native Veddah. Some of these Buddhist Sinhala bigots have to be liberated from their own racial-religious prejudices
        if this country is ever to realise some form of reconciliation.

        Kettikaran

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          Kettikaran

          My long term objective in my life is to liberate Sinhalese and Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhism (a nasty little lethal cocktail of religio-linguistic racist political force).

          Difficult but doable.

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