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Pirapāharan As Inspiring Deity Yesterday & Today

By Michael Roberts

Dr. Michael Roberts

Dr. Michael Roberts

Way back in the 1960s the scholar Sinnappah Arasaratnam noted that in Sri Lanka two (communal) extremisms were feeding off each other and thereby sharpening conflict (1967, 1974 & 1979). This was, of course, just one factor contributing to a developing crisis that requires a careful analysis that identifies the multiple factors aggravating division. The tragic tale remains true today: Sinhalese and Tamil extremists continue to stir the pot and gain vigour by attacking each other (and others too).

The vehemence is all the greater because the vanguard of such fervour resides among migrants in Western lands who are encouraged by the freedom of the internet to ride the waves of communication with slander and sarcasm as their principal weapons. Among the Sri Lankan Tamils of the diaspora, of course, this venom has been grounded in the bitter experiences that induced so many to leave Sri Lanka in the last three decades of the 20th century.

Via familial stories as well as the vast propaganda machinery built up by the LTTE over the last 25 years this fervour has been transmitted to some of the second/third generation migrants brought up in these lands. As with so many Tamils living in Sri Lanka in the 1990s and 2000s Velupillai Pirapāharan, the talaivar of Thamilīlam, was more or less a deity among these migrant peoples. In fact, he was likened to a Sun God (Jeyaraj 2009).

Heroes DayDuring the halcyon days of the LTTE this worship was expressed on his birthday 26th November[1] – a day that happened to precede an even more important moment of Tamil Tiger bonding, Māvīrar Nāl celebrated every 27th November to pay homage to the Tiger dead and re-affirm the peoples’ commitment to the goal of Eelam (Schalk 2003; Roberts 2009; Natali 2008).

The demise of Pirapāharan on 18th May 2009 has not dented this worship of the Sun God or the commitment to the liberation struggle among many Tamils in the island and abroad. The 18th May has now been added to the ritual calendar of Thamilīlam as “Genocide Day,” with protest events being organized by the faithful in many cities in the West.

Likewise, conventional Saivite ceremonies of goodwill and sustenance for Pirapāharan are still conducted in some places in Sri Lanka and abroad to bestow blessings on his life’s journey on 26th November every year. A large Tamil gathering at Wembley in London to mark Pirapāharan’s greatness by commemorating his birthday (captured on camera by a Sinhalese migrant) recently raised a minor storm among Sinhalese of the internet communication chain, adding to the fuel planted by the success of the Sri Lankan Tamil networks in persuading USA, the West and the UN bureaucracy to press war crimes charges against the government of Sri Lanka.

However, it is the commemoration of Heroes’ Day on the 27h November every year in many cities and towns in the West that marks the commitment of Sri Lankan Tamils (and other supporters) to the cause of an independent Tamil state of Thamilīlam. These gatherings in 2015 were not confined to London and Toronto, but seem to have been mounted in numerous cities – for instance from Fribourg in Switzerland to Oslo in Norway. Such moments of coordinated activity must surely sustain the fervour displayed on the streets of so many cities in the West in March-April-May 2009 as the LTTE slid to comprehensive military defeat.

In the course of researches into the last stages of the war through studies of the Wikileaks exposure of the US ambassador’s dispatches to Washington, I perceived a chance process which may have contributed to the success of Tamil agitation in penetrating official US thinking in 2009. In my surmise, logically, similar processes could be occurring now as we speak. My write-up was placed in the Colombo Telegraph on the 9th December 2015. As expected, it drew the ire of the many piranhas (in this instance SL Tamil) who inhabit the air waves.

However, one of these sniper attacks by one “Thanga” on the 11th December 2015 was, as Neville Jayaweera intimated, carefully crafted and quite clever. Thanga challenges my characterization of the LTTE as “fascist” and insists that the LTTE was a party of freedom fighters and therefore remains popular among Tamils unlike Hitler and Mussolini in their countries.

“The LTTE was immensely popular with the masses. …. the armed struggle was a direct result of state violence inflicted on Thamils ever since independence. Chandrika Kumaratunga put it succinctly when she said Prabhakaran is the product of Sinhala racism. One cannot create a fighting force from thin air. Concrete socio-political-economic conditions must exist.”

Thanga’s neat sound-bites and part-truths do not a comprehensive argument make. He is guilty of gross oversimplification. It is entirely feasible for a freedom fighter movement to be fascist in structure and organizational form.[2] The dead bodies of so many Tamil parliamentarians gunned down by the Tigers and the heaps of TELO and EPRLF dead are grotesque testimony to Pirapāharan’s killer mentality (Hoole 2001).[3] As a reporter for the Economist indicated, Pirapāharan was “a textbook fascist who went on to murder his Tamil rivals, inspire love and terror among his followers and monopolise the Tamil nationalist cause.”[4]

Alas, this has not dimmed his popularity both within Thamilīlam and in some drawing rooms in Colombo and in many drawing rooms of the diaspora. On this count I do not question Thanga. Pirapāharan remains venerated today.

But Thanga also requires a little history lesson. With Hitler and Mussolini after 1944/45, the German and Italian peoples had no choice: occupying armies sat astride their countries for decades; while the Allies, quite intelligently, deployed the Marshall Plan to rebuild Germany and Europe in ways which have enabled Germany today to become the headmistress of the European Union. The US Army had contingents at strategic sites in West Germany, including Heidelberg when I resided there for spells in 1976 and 1987.

But it is with reference to Sri Lankan history in the period 1948 to 1983 that Thanga requires a history caning. Part-truths do not a story make, the more so when — as I indicated as the outset – a complex configuration of forces sharpened the pre-existing ethnic divide to a point of bitter conflict.

The ethnic (also called “communal”) differentiation between Sinhalese and SL Tamils in Sri Lanka has been long-standing and grounded in cultural practices as much as political history. What sharpened the divisions in the independence era was the process of democratic politics from 1948-1970 within (A) a particular political structure and (B) the island’s peculiar demographic configuration (Roberts 1978; Wilson 1975).

Point A refers to the Westminster system of parliamentary elections based on first-past-the post electoral constituencies set up (in good faith but with disastrous results) by the Soulbury Constitution. Given the specific distribution of ethnic groups in the island, the political parties discovered over the decade 1956-1960s that a small swing in votes led to a landslide victory for either the SLFP or the UNP. Robert Kearney’s studies reveal this aspect quite clearly (1967 & 1973).[5] There was a structural disincentive for anyone to promote compromise politics across the ethnic divide (Roberts 1978). That is why the main Leftist parties abandoned their principled support for “parity of status for both languages” and joined Mrs. Bandaranaike’s alliance in 1964. In blaming the demagogy of her father and mother (plus the UNP) Chandrika Bandaranaike is oversimplifying. The failures were system induced.

Yes, Sinhala prejudices, the political demagogues and the work of prejudiced bureaucrats after the Sinhala Only Act was in place also contributed to the polarization. However, Sinhala politicians were not the only demagogues (as Neville Jayaweera has clarified in his biography — 2014). The Tamil politicians were not without their prejudices and also indulged in demagogic activity. The Tamil intelligentsia also practiced considerable dissimulation by proposing that the whole of the Eastern Province was part of their “traditional homelands.” As early as the 19th December 1949 this specific dishonesty was embedded in the manifesto of the “Federal Freedom Party of the Tamil-speaking People of Ceylon” (ITAK 1949). This particular Tamil argument can be interpreted as a maximization claim of the sort seen in the history of Japanese and German fascism too – a form of “lebensraum” that forcibly embraced the Sri Lankan Muslims as Tamil.

I do not expect Thanga to take kindly to this brief history lesson. My schoolmaster tones will him repel. Besides, he is hardcore Tiger and venerates Pirapāharan. In brief, he is probably incorrigible. That fact is a pointer to the vast network of support and tutelage to the memory of Pirapāharan and his Tigers that exists among the Sri Lankan Tamil peoples all over the world today. This is the most significant contention that I leave for readers to ponder. In such a milieu, the positions of moderate Tamils like David Jeyaraj and Rajan Hoole will, as Thanga affirms, carry little weight among the Tamil masses. Democratic politics trumps sensibility and produces, well, Trumps – Donald Trumps of the Sri Lankan Tamil variety.


Select Bibliography

Arasaratnam, Sinnappah 1967 “Nationalism, Communalism and National Unity in Ceylon,” in Philip Mason (ed.) India and Ceylon. Unity and Diversity, OUP, pp. 26078.

Arasaratnam, Sinnappah 1979 “Nationalism in Sri Lanka and the Tamils,” in M. Roberts (ed.) Collective Identities, Nationalisms and Protest in Modern Sri Lanka, Colombo: Marga, pp. 500-19.

Chandrakanthan, A. J. V. 2000. “Eelam Tamil Nationalism: An Inside View.” Pp. 157–175 in Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism: Its Origins and Development in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, ed. A. Jeyaratnam Wilson. London: Hurst and Company.

Daniel, E Valentine 1989 ‘Three dispositions towards the past: one Sinhala, two Tamil’, Social Analysis 25: 22-41.

Economist 2010 “Victory for the Tiger Slayer,” 28 January 2010, http://www.economist.com/node/15393468

ITAK 1949 “Inaugural Meeting of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi, Colombo, 18December 1949… with Presidential Address by SJV Chelvanayakam,” in M. Roberts, Tamil Person and State. Pictorial, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, pp. 273-92.

Hellmann-Rajanayagam, Dagmar 1994 The Tamil Tigers: Armed Struggle for Identity. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Hellmann-Rajanayagam, Dagmar 2005. “‘And Heroes Die’: Poetry of the Tamil Liberation Movement in Northern Sri Lanka.” South Asia 28, no. 1: 112–153.

Hoole, Rajan 2001 The Arrogance of Power. Myths, Decadence, Murder, Nugegoda: Wasala Publications for the UTHR

Jayaweers, Neville 2014 Jaffna: Exorcising the Past and Holding the Vision

Jeyaraj, DBS 2009 “Prabhakaran: Powerful symbol of Tamil armed struggle,” http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/650

Kearney, Robert N. 1967 Communalism and language in the politics of Ceylon, Durham, N C: Duke University Press.

Kearney, Robert N. 1973 The Politics of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Ithaca.

Manikkalingam, Ram 1995 Tigerism, Colombo: a pamphlet.

Manogaran C and Bryan Pfaffenberger 1994 The Sri Lankan Tamils. Ethnicity and identity, Boulder: Westview Press.

Natali, Cristiana 2008. “Building Cemeteries, Constructing Identities: Funerary Practices and Nationalist Discourse among the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka.” Contemporary South Asia 16, no. 3: 287–301.

O’Duffy, Brendan 2007 “LTTE: Majoritarianism, Self-Determination, and Military-to- Political Transition in Sri Lanka.” Pp. 257–287 in Terror, Insurgency, and the State: Ending Protracted

Conflicts, ed. Marianne Heiberg, Brendan O’Leary, and John Tirman, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Pfaffenberger, Bryan 1979. “The Kataragama Pilgrimage: Hindu-Buddhist Interaction and Its Significance in Sri Lanka’s Polyethnic Social System.” Journal of Asian Studies 38, no. 2: 253–270.

Pratap, Anita 2001. Island of Blood: Frontline Reports from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Other South Asian Flashpoints. New Delhi: Viking.

Roberts, Michael 1978 “Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka and Sinhalese Perspectives: Barriers to Accommodation,” Modern Asian Studies, 12:353-76.

Roberts, Michael 2003a “The Agony and Ecstasy of a Pogrom: Southern Lanka, July 1983,” Nethra special issue, 6: 199-213.

Roberts, Michael 2003b “Language and National Identity: The Sinhalese and Others over the Centuries,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 9: 75-102.

Roberts, Michael 2005 “Saivite Symbolism, Sacrifice and Tamil Tiger Rites”, Social Analysis 49: 67-93.

Roberts, Michael 2006 “Pragmatic Action & Enchanted Worlds: A Black Tiger Rite Of Commemoration,” Social Analysis 50: 73-102.

Roberts, Michael 2007 “Suicide Missions as Witnessing: Expansions, Contrasts,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 30, no. 10: 857–887.

Roberts, Michael 2008. “Tamil Tigers: Sacrificial Symbolism and ‘Dead Body Politics’, ” Anthropology Today 24, no. 3: 22–23.

Roberts, Michael 2010. “Killing Rajiv Gandhi: Dhanu’s Sacrificial Metamorphosis in Death?” South Asian History and Culture 1, no. 1: 25–41.

Roberts, Michael 2011 “Death and Eternal Life: Contrasting Sensibilities in the Face of Corpses,” 29 June 2011, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/death-and-eternal-life-contrasting-sensibilities-in-the-face-of-corpses/

Roberts, Michael 2012 “Velupillai Pirapaharan: VEERA MARANAM.” Thuppahi’s Blog, 26 November. http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/velupillai-pirapaharan-veera-maranam.

Footnotes & Citations

[1] I have seen photographs of ceremonies involving pandals or a circle of pots in his honour held in places in Thamililam and the north of Sri Lanka during the 1990s and 2000s but will need to search for them.

[2] Apart from the verdict of Benjamin Bavinck on the basis of his life in the Jaffna Peninsula from 1994-2001, note that the Economist concluded that the Leader of the LTTE was a “textbook fascist” (see main text and ‘Victory for the Tiger Slayer,” 28 January 2010, http://www.economist.com/node/15393468

[3] Also see the following sources:

· http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=Tamil_Politicians_Priests_Public_Officials_and_Academics_killed_by_the_LTTE_20131103_01

· https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assassinations_of_the_Sri_Lankan_Civil_War

[4] See ‘Victory for the Tiger Slayer,” 28 January 2010, http://www.economist.com/node/15393468

[5] I benefited from personal interaction with Kearney during his visits to Sri Lanka where on one or two occasions he presented a paper before the Ceylon Studies Seminar at Peradeniya. This seminar series and personal interaction with such personnel as AJ Wilson. KM de Silva, Shelton Kodikara, Gerald Peiris and other colleagues at Peradeniya helped me sharpen my analytical skills… and provided the grounding for my arguments in “Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka & Sinhalese Perspectives: Barriers to accommodation,” Modern Asian Studies, 1978 – an article drafted in Germany in 1976 where I forecast the sharpening of Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict to a situation similar to Cyprus and Lebanon [partially wrong—it has been more severe].

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    Dr. Michael Roberts

    RE: Pirapāharan As Inspiring Deity Yesterday & Today

    “The tragic tale remains true today: Sinhalese and Tamil extremists continue to stir the pot and gain vigour by attacking each other (and others too).”

    Thanks.

    This is called the curse of the Paras, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils who descended from India to the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, curesed by the Deepawansa and Mahawansa with flying Buddhas.

    So, there is new Icon now for Tamils. VP.

    History of Icons and Deceit continues.

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    There goes the Sinhala extremist with his verbal diphtheria again. When will he stop this nonsense?

    To Tamils worldwide Pirapakaran is a great leader.

    He was defeated by the world imperial powers, colluding with the Sinhala racist regimes, for their own self interests.

    If it was a level playing field with the Sinhalese and Tamils only, Tamils would have won independence hands down long ago.

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      Thiru, you are wasting your time with this idiots. They are ready to send their wife as prostitutes…even their daughters, no culture, blame others for their impotence….

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        Who gave their wives and daughters to become shuicide bombers and black tigers.

        Impotent Tamils who were scared to Sun god.

        Tamils as a Tribe are violent and they worship violence.

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      Thiru

      “To Tamils worldwide Pirapakaran is a great leader.”

      Why was he a great leader for Tamils worldwide?

      Where did this coward lead the innocent Tamils to Mullivaaikkal?

      What % of worldwide Tamils did carry VP’s b***s?

      After 30 years of fighting what sort legacy and political assets had he left behind? The stupid VP’s b***s carriers should have taken a stock count on the morning of 20th May 2009 on investment, duration and return on investment.

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        “Why was he a great leader for Tamils worldwide? “

        Because they thought Ealam was only a few days away with his military genious.

        “Where did this coward lead the innocent Tamils to Mullivaaikkal? “

        As per directions of Tamil political class who said he is your sole representative, do as he says.

        What % of worldwide Tamils did carry VP’s b***s?”

        99.99% (how many sane voices you heard say “let my people go”)

        “After 30 years of fighting what sort legacy and political assets had he left behind? “

        There aren’t much of political assets in this small, resources scarce, over populated island to be devided, only to be shared. For that purpose he should have been born further 20 miles up, across the Indian Ocean.

        Native, you seem be overly worried and in a hurry. With Wingeswaran’s ‘international community’ this time around it could be a different ball game. Who knows at long last you could be there. (T.T.T.: Things Take Time)

        Soma

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          somass

          “99.99% (how many sane voices you heard say “let my people go”)”

          Not many commentators respond to your comments. Does it mean all of them agree with your typing?

          Why does your own shadow scare you so much?

          Note you cannot wish away your own shadow. You learn to live with it. The only option available to you is to find out what sort of treatment would help you to cure your paranoia.

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            This comment clearly shows the level of self inflicted damage by persistent hatred.

            Native, you have not been very careful lately. Your sheep skin is showing.

            Soma

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              somaass

              “Native, you have not been very careful lately. Your sheep skin is showing. “

              Now you have clearly shown that you not only suffer from paranoia but you also suffer from age-related macular degeneration.

              I would have thought I was blessed with thick skin.

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                Thick skin?? Your sheep skin is worn thin. We can see through.

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      Thiru,

      “To Tamils worldwide Pirapakaran is a great leader.”

      I don’t think so. A misguided murderer of human beings,
      would be a better description.

      “If it was a level playing field with the Sinhalese and Tamils only, Tamils would have won independence hands down long ago.”

      Of course. It’s difficult to fight fanatics driven by an all consuming hatred.

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      Poor Thiru and his buddies still can’t get over the fact that the superior high IQ We Thamizh keep getting our collective posterior whooped again and again by a bunch of parippu eating Sinhalam village boys :D

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      Well said Thiru, these dead bodies like Native, Amarasiri, Sach etc are plain keyboard warriors. They will shit their pants and crawled to their grave if they were in Thalaiver VP’s shoes. Don’t waste time with these chickens. Thalaiver Pirabaharan is a great man, even Sinhala, Muslim scholars had payed their gratitude for Vp’s 50th birthday.

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    Dr. Michael Roberts,

    “Likewise, conventional Saivite ceremonies of goodwill and
    sustenance for Pirapāharan”

    Fatso VP, was no Brahman but a cafrinha like you.

    There were mainly catholics.
    Even Watti Amma CBK informed Hindia -September 6, 2015
    Qn: You are in India to attend the Hindu-Buddhist conclave in Bodh Gaya on behalf of Sri Lanka…what is the importance of this conclave that PM Modi also attended?

    Chandrika Kumaratunga: I think its very important for Sri Lanka because the protagonists are from these two communities. So if we can find common ground between the two religions as opposed to diversities it would be useful.

    “”Of course the Tamil question never involved the religious aspect.””

    Now stop introducing cast like your Portuguese ancestors.

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    That Tamil Gentleman had talked in 1960 about the contemporary situation. Because, by 1960 Tamil Tribalism and the sinhala response to that was alive and well.
    Sri Lankan people are not racists and fanatics.

    If any one investigates how Tamils became Racist or Tribalist since early 1900s when they found that Sri lanka was going to get independence, that would be the best.

    In early 1900s, It is Tamils who wanted wanted equal powers, IT is Tamils who thought they far intelligent than Sinhala people. It is Tamils Inside Sinhala Territory talked against sinhala people and made Sinhala people angry.

    Now, Tamils continue Tribalism and IT is bad for Sinhala people because our politicians are greedy and incompetent chicken.

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    Michael

    Even late Lakshman Kathirkamar said once that majority of the Tamil community supports LTTE. Don’ t you know that LTTE is a liberation movement that used armed struggle as a means to achieve its goal. In an armed or political struggle mistakes, minor or grave, happens. It is inevitable. Those boys and girls learnt from their mistakes and continued their struggle. If LTTE did not have support from the community, they would have dead and gone long time ago. Remember TNA won the election last time using Prabakaran’s name in each and every platform.

    Killing of opponents spies traitors collaborators, Tamil politicians fall under these category, is unavoidable. Amirthalingam and Co have done nothing to the Tamil community when they were MPs, except spreading hate and anger against Sinhalese by their communal speeches. You would not have heard the songs sung by Mrs Amirthalingam in election platforms that denigrated Sinhalese so much. Such a guardian angel of Tamils met Mahinda Rajapakse at the srilankan high commission in London two years ago. I do not know whether she sang the same songs or different ones praising Mahinda & Co. For you they are moderates but for Tamils they are cheats and collaborators.

    Neelan was a democrat moderate eminent lawyer human rights defender etc; He had very eminent qualities but he was not killed for being any of this. He was killed due to his and his party TULF’s collaborationist politics. Haven’t you seen his picture with Chandrika under the caption ” Authority & Obsequiousness” appeared in the front cover of Hot Spring magazine of Aug- Sep 1999. This picture itself is enough to judge his political path.

    Lenin Trotsky Stalin Mao Castro Che and many others have killed those found to be counter revolutionaries, spies traitors etc. As Lenin said these killings are ” necessary evils ” . Yes those are evils but necessary to march forward. Didn’t you read that Che presided a Tribunal and ordered killings of hundreds. Haven’t you heard La Cabana and Santa Clara prison executions.

    Do I need to remind you the red terror white terror green terror during Russian revolution.

    ” to send men to the firing squads, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail” ” a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.” These are Che’s words. I can give many more if you want. So is Che a fascist? If Che Lenin Trotsky Mao and Castro are fascists then Prabakaran is a fascist as well.

    I think you need a history lesson on world as well as Tamils liberation struggle and not Thanga.

    .

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      MR

      ” In an armed or political struggle mistakes, minor or grave, happens.”

      You just missed the other, stupidity and self destruction.

      “Killing of opponents spies traitors collaborators, Tamil politicians fall under these category,”

      Who did define spies, traitors and collaborators?

      You just forgot to include VP’s collaboration with Hindia, Premadasa, Mahinda, and what not.

      Now some Tamils (including former VP’s b***s carriers) believe he was the biggest traitor Tamils ever have had among their people.

      ” Amirthalingam and Co have done nothing to the Tamil community when they were MPs, except spreading hate and anger against Sinhalese by their communal speeches.”

      Are you suggesting VP was very kind and considerate to Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, …. Indians?

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        MR
        To line up VP with Lenin, Trotssky,Stalin, Mao,Che,Castro is an utter traversity, and to hold the picture of Neelan with CBK in the LTTE’s Hot Spring rag and attribute an insidious motive to Neelan is mischievous and in bad taste because say if a picture of MaRa and VP had surfaced how would you judge them
        when both had collaborated to cause the former to win his Presidency in 2005.?

        On that basis if PM Modi of India happens to be photographed with his counterpart in Pakistan then that too is collaborationist!

        As for the point about killings then even Gandhi, Ho Chi Min,Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela can be found guilty because deaths had occurred due to their activities too.

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    “:Pirapāharan As Inspiring Deity Yesterday & Today”
    Michael Roberts …do you have some insider information because …you missed out tomorrow.
    : Pirapāharan As Inspiring Deity Yesterday Today & Tomorrow
    Or was that an oversight, may be you want to write for the sake of it.

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      Rajash

      This is definitely your G & T stuff. At 1.52am what else can you do. Gin will be at its peak. Buddy, have good sleep and read what you have written. This is what called bad side of the Gin.

      I am great lover of you and understand your circumstantial psyche.

      Please think positively, in particular about Mahinda Chinthanaya. There is a space for worshipping Pirabakaran in the Chinthanaya.

      I love you darling, I really love you.

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      As the saying goes in Tamil

      Netru , Indru, Naalai

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        Rajash

        Netru – Thambi Piraba

        Indru – Gin & Tonic

        Naalai – Mahinda Chinthanaya in full force.

        I love you my darling.

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    MR, majority will take care of all that heroism, again. Of course at a cost equally shared. The response to proxy aggression from South India will be the same as in the past, as has always been.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka has the democratic right to live in psychological misery and pass it down to next gen.

    Soma

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      somaass

      “Tamils in Sri Lanka has the democratic right to live in psychological misery and pass it down to next gen.”

      If Sinhala/Buddhists have the democratic rights to live in psychological misery, paranoia, ……… and pass it down to next gen, why not the Tamils.

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        Native Vedda.

        The difference; Sinhala Buddhists are aware of it.

        But, Tamils don’t understand it.

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          In other words what you are saying is SB’s revel in being miserable and being paranoid aboutTamils.
          Let it be so if that is their Good Karma.

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    Hes is the only one who has challenged the thuggery…barbarism ..butchering ..of Sinhalese on Tamils since 1956…

    Your Great Grand Father..Grand Father..Father ..and you are all responsible for the creation of LTTE….

    Poverty Indians still worship Subash Chandra Bose …who has ran way with Japanese fearing the British firing squad ..with money and gold collected from Tamils in Burma..Malaya..Singapore …

    Poverty indians still praise a guy called Thruppor Kumaran who shot and killed Lord Ash while he was sleeping in a night train in Tamil Nadu …

    Palestinians still revere Yasir Arafat as their hero ….

    BTW why don’t you ask the current government to issue the death certificate of Tiger leader ? Why delay?

    Sinhalese are going to live with fear from cradle to grave for generations this is the truth…

    Cheers

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    Native Vedda comment:
    Re ““Tamils in Sri Lanka has the democratic right to live in psychological misery and pass it down to next gen.”

    I honestly do not see the Sinhala Buddhists in “Misery Mode”…they seem almost too willing to get on with Life and make the most of what their politicians keep dishing out, even if latter acts might ensure misery for the whole country.

    But I do see Wailing Tamils crying endlessly about the “disappeared”, while a few of these “disappeared” keep emerging in various parts of the planet, whole families and all. And the US/UN/EU participate in an overabundance of visits to the N. Prov to commiserate with the Wailers.

    Is is not likely that they have all become expert players in an Eelam narrative churned out in order to display to the UNHRC in particular and to the world in general, the enactment of a new world order wherein “Misery is drama, played in today’s image-cum- 24/7 News obsessed globalized world as part of political Strategy”?

    Did either Japan after Niroshima/Nagasaki, or Germany after Dresden/ Stuttgart/Cologne etc., continue in Wailing Mode after WWII?
    Human communities generally pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get on with rebuilding their lives, after disastrous wars.
    What keeps the Tamil people going on being miserable?
    Someone, somewhere must offer them HOPE!!

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      CountryFirst,

      “” Did either Japan after Niroshima/Nagasaki, or Germany after Dresden/ Stuttgart/Cologne etc., continue in Wailing Mode after WWII? “”

      You sinhala buddhist are from a `plantation worker heritage`and that is an undeniable fact just like the Caribbean that ate the aborigine Arawaks.

      Japan Germany and Britain were advanced societies and the Marshall Plan Cash was loaned to all three nations to bring about development.

      it is something you cant have even if you beg. Why so??

      you are still bestiality breed not human to understand what is liberty and freedom.

      Try drinking more kassipu, selling heroin, and more sinhala buddhist to ME for sex work.-

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    Editor: Sorry for the typos in previous submission. Here is the corrected version. Tx!
    —————-

    Native Vedda comment:
    Re “Tamils in Sri Lanka has the democratic right to live in psychological misery and pass it down to next gen.”
    ———–
    I honestly do not see the Sinhala Buddhists in “Misery Mode”…they seem almost too willing to get on with Life and make the most of what their politicians keep dishing out, even if latter acts might ensure misery for the whole country.
    But I do see Wailing Tamils crying endlessly about the “disappeared”, while a few of these “disappeared” keep emerging in various parts of the planet, whole families and all. And the US/UN/EU participate in an overabundance of visits to the N. Prov to commiserate with the Wailers.

    Is it not likely that they have all become expert players in an Eelam narrative churned out in order to display to the UNHRC in particular and to the world in general, the enactment of a new world order wherein “Misery is drama, played in today’s image-cum- 24/7 News obsessed globalized world as part of political Strategy”?
    Did either Japan after Hiroshima/Nagasaki, or Germany after Dresden/ Stuttgart/Cologne etc., continue in Wailing Mode after WWII?

    Human communities generally pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get on with rebuilding their lives, after disastrous wars.
    What keeps the Tamil people going on being miserable?
    Someone, somewhere must be offering HOPE that misery would succeed!!

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      CountryFirst,

      country fist is the last refuge for the scoundrels.
      keep sitting on you stupidity because you are a slave of your own making- bestiality breed.

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    Tamil culture has a history of worshipping violence and blood.

    Goddess Kaali, the word Thuggary itself came from dravideans or mostly from Tamils, Self immolation – violence against oneself.

    Tamils love violence against they selves.

    Sinhala people lucky to near by them.

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      @ Jin Softy

      Sunday Sil Monday Kill …this is how Asian press described the Tamil massacre on 13th July 1983…

      Why countries practice Buddhism viz: Vietnam..Cambodia..Laos..Thailand ..Myanmar ..and cursed Sri Lanka soaked in human blood ?

      Something wrong with this sect …

      Cheers

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        Cholan

        “Why countries practice Buddhism viz: Vietnam..Cambodia..Laos..Thailand ..Myanmar ..and cursed Sri Lanka soaked in human blood ?”

        So the LTTE terrorists had no part in any bloodshed in Sri Lanka?
        No massacring, no blowing one’s self to bits in the middle of crowds,no nothing is it?
        Stop being a brainwashed hatemonger. Stop trying to tread a moral high ground that you have no right to. Your heroic LTTE were barbaric animals, so don’t lay the blame wholly on one party to the conflict.

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          @ Lankan

          LTTE never landed from the sky just one morning..

          LTTE was created by you..your father..your grand father..your great grand father…accept this first.

          Got it?

          Tell me why Buddhists love to kill minorities ?

          Simply they love to burn them …

          Read what happened to Tamils since 1965….

          Buddhism is not a religion..if Buddha live today he will jump from Mihintale and commit suicide ..afre seeing what happened and happening in this cursed Sri Lanka

          Buddhist is being commercialized by Sinhala politicians in this cursed country….

          Cheers

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            Cholan,

            Let me correct you. Some Sinhalese
            thugs unleashed violence on the Tamil
            minority. LTTE was created by fascist
            morons as a reaction to that and perceived
            political injustices. As far as I’m concerned,
            those Sinhalese were murderers, and those
            LTTE terrorists who massacred civilians
            were murderers as well. So don’t take the
            liberty of branding all Sinhalese or Tamils
            as murderers in one fell swoop.

            Secondly, why drag Buddhism into this?
            Like you said, it’s neither a religion, nor
            a race. It’s not the preserve of any group of people, and
            anyone can practice it’s principles if they so wish.

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              Lankan

              “So don’t take the liberty of branding all Sinhalese or Tamils as murderers in one fell swoop”

              Both are self-destructive stupid people.

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        Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos etc. Not good examples. if you are talking about the violence that wracked these countries in the mid-late 20th Century, it was a direct result of superpower and colonial rivalry

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      Jim Sooty:

      In Tamil Culture yes we have a Hsitory of worshiping god . Whereas you lot Half Animal have a History of killing the ” Killing Fields ” a testimony to your Animal instinct.
      But dont worry under the Clutches of the new Colinial masters ” India ” and US of A you cant rear your ugly heads.
      It will be ” Sooran Por”.
      If you want a proof of your Animal past let me know.

      Bloody ” SLAVE”

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        Kali,

        Talking about half animals, how about the two-legged tigers?
        Were they half animals or more beastly than the four-legged variety?

        There is no point demonising the Sinhalese as you love to do.
        Do you think ordinary Sinhalese had an animosity towards ordinary Tamils during the conflict? Do you think it’s right to condemn a whole race? After all, who forced a war upon the country – Velupillai Prabhakaran. On of your own I believe. So does that make all Tamils murderous devils? I don’t think so.

        It’s time the likes of you look at things in an impartial manner
        and stop seeking vengeance.

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          Sinhala LANKAN:

          *** It looks like you are new to this game and short on History. Let me first of all give you a History lesson and for your information .

          “Sinhabahu or (“Lion-arms”), was the son of a Vanga princess and a lion. He killed his father and became king of Vanga. His son Vijaya would emigrate to Lanka and become the progenitor of the Sinhala people.”

          As for your denials let me break them down.

          1) Talking about half animals, how about the two-legged tigers, Were they half animals or more beastly than the four-legged variety.

          *** They were fighting Sinhalaese Tyranny spaning 67 years.

          2) There is no point demonising the Sinhalese as you love to do.

          *** It is not me demonising you lot but the whole World and if you want proof just look what happened to SF.

          3) Do you think ordinary Sinhalese had an animosity towards ordinary Tamils during the conflict?

          *** Where were they these Nice looking Sinhalese when you lot salughterd thousands during RACE RIOTS.

          4) Do you think it’s right to condemn a whole race? After all, who forced a war upon the country – Velupillai Prabhakaran.

          *** Why not if you didnt stand up and be counted condemning the Morons but instead you voted for any one who played the Race Card. . You are now talking same as the 22 Million who havent changed their Racist Language for the last 67 years. You created PRABAKARAN through your Atrocitoes on innocent Tamils so get your facts right.
          We wouldnt have fought for Freedom and lost thousands in the Process if you embraced us as brothren instead of Butcherring us at the dead of night.

          5) So does that make all Tamils murderous devils? I don’t think so. It’s time the likes of you look at things in an impartial manner and stop seeking vengeance.

          *** You dont have to patronise us and I readily admit we killed. But ours was a Fight for Survival. To protect our way of lives and to protect the honour and dignity of people like “Krishanthi” from the Marauding Monsters.

          If you are not preapred to accept your mistakes and say “SORRY” we have no future even underv a FEDERAL Structure which has been conceived. Delivery is going to be a Cesarean not a Normal Birth.

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            Kali,

            This is a political problem. There is no need for
            you to continue to foster hatred against
            a whole community.

            Do you still not realise that VP was an idiot
            who destroyed the future prospects of Tamils?
            Did you not feel at least in the aftermath
            of the war, that a different approach would
            not have fared worse?

            It’s time for you to stop living in the past,
            and try something constructive for the good
            of all Sri Lankans.

            By the way, highlighting the obvious bias in your views
            can’t be classed as being patronising.

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              Sinhala LANKAN

              1) This is a political problem.

              *** This is a Political as well as a Genetical Problem. Hatred for the Minorities is in your GENE which manifests into Politics.

              2)There is no need for you to continue to foster hatred against a whole community.

              *** Like Master Mind ” I have started so I will finish”

              3) Do you still not realise that VP was an idiot who destroyed the future prospects of Tamils.

              *** It was Prabakaran who put Eelam on the World Map and look at the number of visits by foreign dignatories to the North shaking hands with the CM.

              4) Did you not feel at least in the aftermath of the war, that a different approach would not have fared worse.

              *** You are not as stupid as I thought you were. This is why MR the THUG was booted out.

              5) It’s time for you to stop living in the past, and try something constructive for the good of all Sri Lankans.

              *** You cant forget the past which was full of Atrocities by you lot. 22 Million to be exact. I dont have the means to change the Fortunes of Sinkalams let alone my own people. I am not a Dreamer.

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                Kali,

                You are entitled to your opinions.
                But the future looks bleak indeed, with
                your kind of mentality.

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                  LANKAN:

                  No Sinkalam. It looks like you have raised the White Flag.
                  The future for you is BLEAK. Just look at the following.

                  1) Port City Cancelled by India
                  2) No more Chenavedi.
                  3) It is begining to look as if the Police Army Navy the Air force were all involved in the killing of Thajudin one Innocent Ruggeraite who tried to seek the attentions of one hell of a lady who was also bedded by Roshitha. ” Kumballai Govintha “
                  4) MR”s closest confidants appointed to look in to the Murder.

                  Add insult to Injury

                  5) Field marshall SF refused entry to US os A
                  6) Even more hillarious the new Kid in Town ” Hirunika” is on the Rampage abucting kids as Punch Bags.

                  NEW SRI LANKAN ORDER. You call that a Bright Future. Wake up man.

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                    Kali,

                    I was only referring to the bigotry that pervades Sri Lankan society, as exemplified by you, not the quality of the politicians,
                    which has been a lost cause for as long as I can remember. So rest assured, I’m under no illusions about MR or MS regimes.

                    When the ordinary citizens are as pig headed as you, what hope is there for the country anyway?

                    By the way, you don’t need to address a Sinhalese as Sinkalam, but if you have some obsession with it, be my guest.

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                      LANKAN:

                      1) I was only referring to the bigotry that pervades Sri Lankan society, as exemplified by you, not the quality of the politicians,

                      *** Your head needs to be examined. Go and see a Psychiatristbefore it is too late.

                      “As exemplified by you ” is the Bigotry. Singling out the Victms like myself the Tamils who have sufferded at the hands of you lot and not questioning the Quality of Low Grade ” Sinkala” politicians who have brought this country to the Brink.

                      2) When the ordinary citizens are as pig headed as you, what hope is there for the country anyway?

                      *** The above shows the mentality of the Majority.
                      Pig headed means Blank which I can only attribute to you lot beacuse you still havent understood the Gravity of the threat to Sri Lankan Sovereignty from India & USA. We have no say in the running of the Country and what matters to us is our Existence and Security which is in the hands of India and US.

                      3)By the way, you don’t need to address a Sinhalese as Sinkalam, but if you have some obsession with it, be my guest.

                      *** What is your problem. I am not as Pig headed as you are.

                      In Sri Lanka There are Tamils and Sinkalams.

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      Jim softy

      “Tamil culture has a history of worshipping violence and blood.”

      Please refer to my comment Native Vedda December 19, 2015 at 12:43 am
      under the article:

      Tamil Refugees In Tamil Nadu; Return To Their Native Land

      I am sure you enjoy reading this article:

      THE HISTORY OF TORTURE IN ANCIENT SRI LANKA TORTURE: ASIAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

      | JUNE 2012 VOLUME 01 NUMBER 02

      by UCP PERERA

      Have fun.

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      Jim Softy,

      So there’s no history of violence
      or thuggery, albeit other forms of it,
      in the Sinhalese culture?

      As the Sinhalese saying goes, don’t spit
      whilst looking up..

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    Dr. Michael Roberts

    Pirapāharan As Inspiring Deity Yesterday & Today:

    Before I analyse your Article I want to say at the Outset the you need to

    Speak the TRUTH the Whole TRUTH Nothing but the TRUTH.
    Half Truths and distorted facts dont augur well if you wish to be an Apologist for Sinhala Nationalism.

    Now then.

    1) Way back in the 1960s the scholar Sinnappah Arasaratnam noted that in Sri Lanka two (communal) extremisms were feeding off each other and thereby sharpening conflict (1967, 1974 & 1979).

    *** You cant feed off a Dead Chicken or a Dead Cow. This is what the Tamils were under Sinhala Rule. We may have had a Rich Culture but Sinhala Nationalism which was so narrow minded wouldnt Tap into what we could have offered.
    2) This was, of course, just one factor contributing to a developing crisis that requires a careful analysis that identifies the multiple factors aggravating division. The tragic tale remains true today:

    *** You are wrong my friend and let me tell you the developing Crisis was due to Sinhala Tyranny and Brutality and the denial of the Tamils their legitimate rights.

    3) Sinhalese and Tamil extremists continue to stir the pot and gain vigour by attacking each other (and others too).

    *** There are no Tamil extremists. There are Tamil Slaves at the hand of the Majority. We dont have FREEDOM , SECURITY or even DIGNITY which has been eroded over 67 long years.

    4) The vehemence is all the greater because the vanguard of such fervour resides among migrants in Western lands who are encouraged by the freedom of the internet to ride the waves of communication with slander and sarcasm as their principal weapons. Among the Sri Lankan Tamils of the diaspora, of course, this venom has been grounded in the bitter experiences that induced so many to leave Sri Lanka in the last three decades of the 20th century.

    *** You call yourself a Doctor but so ignorant of the reasons for the existence of the Migrants in the Western Countries and the Vanguard of such fervour. The reason why they are in western Countries was because you denied us the existence in our own Country we call Eelam but also systematically killed us when we asked for our basic rights.

    5) Via familial stories as well as the vast propaganda machinery built up by the LTTE over the last 25 years this fervour has been transmitted to some of the second/third generation migrants brought up in these lands. As with so many Tamils living in Sri Lanka in the 1990s and 2000s Velupillai Pirapāharan, the talaivar of Thamilīlam, was more or less a deity among these migrant peoples. In fact, he was likened to a Sun God (Jeyaraj 2009).

    *** If what you say above is true how do you explain the Jews still remembering the ” Holocaust” and pass it onto the offspring not to forget what was done to them. Keeping the Flame alive.

    6) The demise of Pirapāharan on 18th May 2009 has not dented this worship of the Sun God or the commitment to the liberation struggle among many Tamils in the island and abroad. The 18th May has now been added to the ritual calendar of Thamilīlam as “Genocide Day,” with protest events being organized by the faithful in many cities in the West.

    *** How would it dent when we are still singing “Entru Thaniyum Intha Suthanthira Tahgam”

    7) Likewise, conventional Saivite ceremonies of goodwill and sustenance for Pirapāharan are still conducted in some places in Sri Lanka and abroad to bestow blessings on his life’s journey on 26th November every year. A large Tamil gathering at Wembley in London to mark Pirapāharan’s greatness by commemorating his birthday (captured on camera by a Sinhalese migrant) recently raised a minor storm among Sinhalese of the internet communication chain, adding to the fuel planted by the success of the Sri Lankan Tamil networks in persuading USA, the West and the UN bureaucracy to press war crimes charges against the government of Sri Lanka.

    *** This amounts to Sinkala ENVY. How is ok for you to remember your fallen heroes but not us . Is it because you are a superior Race.

    8) However, it is the commemoration of Heroes’ Day on the 27h November every year in many cities and towns in the West that marks the commitment of Sri Lankan Tamils (and other supporters) to the cause of an independent Tamil state of Thamilīlam.

    *** No man it is your refusal to stop Colonisation and Devolve Power to United North & East.

    9) However, one of these sniper attacks by one “Thanga” on the 11th December 2015 was, as Neville Jayaweera intimated, carefully crafted and quite clever.

    *** Truth always hurts.

    10) Thanga’s neat sound-bites and part-truths do not a comprehensive argument make. He is guilty of gross oversimplification. It is entirely feasible for a freedom fighter movement to be fascist in structure and organizational form.[2] The dead bodies of so many Tamil parliamentarians gunned down by the Tigers and the heaps of TELO and EPRLF dead are grotesque testimony to Pirapāharan’s killer mentality (Hoole 2001).[3] As a reporter for the Economist indicated, Pirapāharan was “a textbook fascist who went on to murder his Tamil rivals, inspire love and terror among his followers and monopolise the Tamil nationalist cause.

    *** Some of Prabakarans action were questionable. but in Prabakarans defence let me tell you this.
    He was fighting within a confined space for a cause and any one who was considered a Traitor had to bite the Bullet. It may sound cruel but there was only one thing that mattered and that was Evil ( Sinhala ) vs Greater Good.

    11) But Thanga also requires a little history lesson. With Hitler and Mussolini after 1944/45, the German and Italian peoples had no choice: occupying armies sat astride their countries for decades; while the Allies, quite intelligently, deployed the Marshall Plan to rebuild Germany and Europe in ways which have enabled Germany today to become the headmistress of the European Union. The US Army had contingents at strategic sites in West Germany, including Heidelberg when I resided there for spells in 1976 and 1987.

    *** I am not sure what you are trying to say. One was a War of AGGRESSION and the other was War for FREEDOM.

    12) But it is with reference to Sri Lankan history in the period 1948 to 1983 that Thanga requires a history caning. Part-truths do not a story make, the more so when — as I indicated as the outset – a complex configuration of forces sharpened the pre-existing ethnic divide to a point of bitter conflict.

    ** The only forces which were Guilty of Mass Murder are the Sinkalams arrayed against defenceless Tamils.

    12) Point A refers to the Westminster system of parliamentary elections based on first-past-the post electoral constituencies set up (in good faith but with disastrous results) by the Soulbury Constitution. Given the specific distribution of ethnic groups in the island, the political parties discovered over the decade 1956-1960s that a small swing in votes led to a landslide victory for either the SLFP or the UNP.

    *** Dont blame the Electoral System. It is blatant Racism. The Race Card was always a vote winner.

    13) However, Sinhala politicians were not the only demagogues (as Neville Jayaweera has clarified in his biography — 2014). The Tamil politicians were not without their prejudices and also indulged in demagogic activity.

    *** Come on my friend. The Tamil Politicians had no say as the Tamils didnt run the country or controlled the Forces. You did.

    14) The Tamil intelligentsia also practiced considerable dissimulation by proposing that the whole of the Eastern Province was part of their “traditional homelands.” As early as the 19th December 1949 this specific dishonesty was embedded in the manifesto of the “Federal Freedom Party of the Tamil-speaking People of Ceylon” (ITAK 1949). This particular Tamil argument can be interpreted as a maximization claim of the sort seen in the history of Japanese and German fascism too – a form of “lebensraum” that forcibly embraced the Sri Lankan Muslims as Tamil.

    *** As a Christian I dont expect you to know what a TEMPLE is. Go an do some research as to where KONESWARAM Temple is and who built it and stop talking rubbsish.

    15) This is the most significant contention that I leave for readers to ponder. In such a milieu, the positions of moderate Tamils like David Jeyaraj and Rajan Hoole will, as Thanga affirms, carry little weight among the Tamil masses. Democratic politics trumps sensibility and produces, well, Trumps – Donald Trumps of the Sri Lankan Tamil variety.

    *** Let me give you this assurance. The Tamils will come up TRUMPS before long. Make no mistake.

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    Native Vedda

    Thousands of boys and girls dedicated their lives for a cause they believed that will bring freedom Equality justice to the Tamils . They were honest sincere and willing to sacrifice their lives for the said cause. But the so called moderate Tamil politicians, who were once encouraging the youths by their inflammatory speeches to become militants and fight to achieve the separate state as they dreamt in their Vaddukoddai resolution, found after sometime that their position respect and power in the Tamil community are eroding owing to the youths ‘ dedication and honesty to the cause. In fact Tamil politicians did not want to have Tamil Eelam or a solution to the tamils’ struggle. They want to prolong it. If they had a solution then there will be nothing else to cry for and make inflammatory speeches. It will be suicidal because there won’t be anything else to attract the Tamil voters. So the clever moderates then decided to be traitorous collaborators with the government of srilanka and India. Their actions caused irreparable damage to the path youths have genuinely undertaken. This angered the youths and the rest everyone knows.

    Traitorous collaboration of the Tamil politicians is different from youths engaging in talks with the opponents in power to go forward in achieving the goal.

    No doubt thousands of youths who dedicated their lives for a cause they choose with the massive support of the community can define who is a traitor or a spy or a collaborator. He or she is more eligible than us.

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      MR

      Please take time to review what you have typed in both of your comments.

      Perhaps you haven’t visited this island for the past 40 years, talked to real people, ……………

      To start with Vattukottai resolution was dead on arrival.

      Without Hindia there was no LTTE, No Thesiath Thalaivaru, No KP, No war, ………

      The course of war was not determined by VP nor by the Sri Lankan state. From the beginning to the end it was a game, set and matched by outside forces.

      Your stupid psychopath VP was only interested in war, and more war, more gory war.

      The many boys and girls who fought against the state genuinely believed in the cause. However, many of them were forcibly recruited and died in vein.

      So were many innocent civilians who were used as human shield.

      “No doubt thousands of youths who dedicated their lives for a cause they choose with the massive support of the community can define who is a traitor or a spy or a collaborator.”

      Were there any referendum to decide just before a person was branded traitor or collaborator.

      Think about VP’s collaboration with MR, Premadasa, Hindia and the west.

      I hope you stop chanting your LTTE mantra as you would not have known that VP surrendered to his enemies (no one knows where he kept his cyanide vial) and was hacked to death.

      Yet you VP b***s carriers are still waiting for his second coming and believe he will continue his “Poratum”(struggle) to the successful end. On the other hand, you need something to believe in otherwise, you will go mad if you haven’t done so until now.

      He took you for a ride, very costly one at that.

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      MR:

      SO UN lied saying that LTTE force recruited children.

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    I believe there is freedom of religion and worship worldwide and in Sri Lanka. And believe the PTA ,s does not prevent this freedom. VP= lord Murugan. celebrating maveerar may be unlawful but Worshiping VP and followers is legal. except in communist country.

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    “However, it is the commemoration of Heroes’ Day on the 27h November every year in many cities and towns in the West that marks the commitment of Sri Lankan Tamils (and other supporters) to the cause of an independent Tamil state of Thamilīlam”
    It is a commitment for peace, justice, dignity , equality and harmony .Until then there is opposite of these things.

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    10% truth+90% lies=100% lies

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    Kali,

    “Singling out the Victms like myself the Tamils who have sufferded at the hands of you lot and not questioning the Quality of Low Grade ” Sinkala” politicians who have brought this country to the Brink. “

    Once again, the lack of quality of the politicians
    is very true, but besides the point here. It’s your communal
    hatred,vengeful attitude and continued justification of the crimes of the LTTE that’s irksome.

    Singling out the Sinhalese is what you do by the way, along with
    racial stereotyping. As I have mentioned, atrocities were committed
    by scumbags from both sides. Conversely, there are plenty of
    admirable individuals from either side as well.

    “In Sri Lanka There are Tamils and Sinkalams.”

    Again you like to think along communal lines.
    You don’t need to emphasise ‘Sinkalam’ as race is
    irrelevant. Do you think I’m representing any particular
    group here?

    In Sri Lanka, there are Sri Lankans.

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      LANKAN

      *** Under intense questioning you have lost your senses and started to blabber which is a sign of lack of inteligence. Your answers are full of choping and changing and contradictions.

      Let me give you some Revison Classes.

      1) There is no point demonising the Sinhalese as you love to do.

      *** This means that I am unfairly trying to paint a Negative Picture of the Sinkalams.

      2) Do you think ordinary Sinhalese had an animosity towards ordinary Tamils during the conflict. Do you think it’s right to condemn a whole race? After all, who forced a war upon the country.

      *** This again means that the Sinkalams are Tamil lovers.

      3) This is a political problem. There is no need for you to continue to foster hatred against a whole community.

      ** This means that the Majority are fair minded Tamil loving lovlies. So in a Democracy they should be able to vote Politicians into office who would fix the problem.

      4) So rest assured, I’m under no illusions about MR or MS regimes.

      My dear friend this is where you , I and the Nation has a Problem.

      We all know that MR was a THUG CRIMNAL and a THIEF who was the cause of all Evils.

      But Boy Or Boy by your own admission MS (who was elected to fix the Problems) is no different. If this is a Political Problem who is going to fix it other than the Elected President MS and Prime Minister RW.

      Are you finally admitting what I have said is the true State of Affairs facing the Country.

      HOPELESS.

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