1 October, 2020

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Post-2015 Liberal Democracy: Flawed Or Failed?

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“The East Wind is prevailing over the West Wind.”– Mao

The main argument in favor of a vote for the UNP at the upcoming local authorities’ election is that this model of governance is more democratic than its Rajapaksa predecessor and possible successor. That argument is not only questionable, it may also prove less than relevant.

It strains credulity to describe as more democratic than its predecessor, or indeed as fully democratic, a political order in which an Opposition formation with over 50 members is not recognized as the parliamentary Opposition, but a party with less than one third that number of MPs, the TNA, is installed as the Opposition. This coming on top of a situation in which the elected President was sworn in after the election together with a Prime Minister who led a party in parliament with a much smaller number than the party from which the then sitting Prime minister came from. Some liberal democracy, that.

What makes the argument of liberal democracy something of a weak reed, is that it does not always resonate with people, and that is not necessarily because the people are prone to fascist tendencies, but because they have existential needs that are more important than the niceties of liberal democracy. This is why, in the contemporary world, pro-western liberal democrats have been spurned by the voters of Russia, Turkey and Egypt, in favor of strong, autonomous leaders.

We live in a time in which the failures of pro-Western liberal democracy have been proved repeatedly and in many instances, bloodily. The first wave of such experimentation and blow back was in Russia, with the Gorbachev-Yeltsin experience. The Russian people deeply regret that decade of the 1990s and have firmly opted for Vladimir Putin instead. The second wave of failure was the so-called Arab Spring, which has caused country after country to disintegrate and for terrorism, fundamentalism and fanaticism to surface or resurface.         

In 2015 what Sri Lanka experienced was the model experimented with by Russia in the last decade of the 20th century and the Arab world in the second decade of the 21st century. As in those two contexts, in Sri Lanka too we have experienced dismal to disastrous results. As in those countries there is a backlash underway. What is heartening is that the backlash is, so far, electoral and peaceful.   

In a way, this is not at all new to Sri Lanka. We had an early prototype in the 1950s and 1960s, when two UNP governments, that of 1952-1956 and 1965-1970, though decidedly more liberal democratic than their successors, proved to be one-term wonders, and generated backlashes which culminated in tougher, more robustly nationalist administrations. What this showed was that liberal democracy is not only not enough, but that if it accompanies pro-Westernism and free-market economics, it will almost certainly be rejected by the masses.

All of this proves that liberal democracy is not merely insufficient in and of itself, but that it may be entirely secondary in the masses order of priorities and preferences. France’s Girondists and Russia’s Mensheviks being archetypal historical examples.

Liberal democracy takes second or third place to many, far more fundamental considerations, such as the economy, the state, national sentiments and a sense of progress. If a government is felt to have damaged or retarded any of these realms or factors; if liberalization and democratization have been at the expense of the economy, the state, national sentiment and overall progress, then it stands delegitimized in the eyes of the masses.

This is the case with the Yahapalana experiment in Sri Lanka today. The UNP-driven Yahapalana model has caused Sri Lanka to decline. The economy is doing far worse than in wartime, leave alone in the postwar years, and living standards have dropped; economic hardship has increased, prospects of upward mobility have decreased. The PM has agreed to allow India a controlling interest in five strategic locations which form a noose around the island: KKS, Trincomalee, Mannar, Colombo (Eastern terminal) and Mattala. Sumanthiran exults over a draft constitution that goes beyond federalism. Wigneswaran hosts the LTTE’s ISGA designer Prof Sornarajah in Jaffna and calls for “an international legal framework” for the Tamils of the North. Ancient Buddhist temples are bulldozed in the East.

Except for the bubble of liberal democracy, on all fronts there has been decay and degeneration, retreat and retrenchment. The unprecedented daily eruption of spontaneous localized popular protest is not triumphant testimony of a liberal democratic renaissance but symptoms of multiple dysfunctions in government; a government’s failure to deliver goods and services; to make things work. Under pro-western liberal democracy, the System is not working in Sri Lanka. Instead there is soft anarchy or semi-anarchy. 

What we have is not a flawed liberal democratic government but a failed liberal democratic government. In Sri Lanka the moment of pro-western liberal democracy is coming to an end –in a parabolic arc, to be sure. The moment of populism is at hand once again. The only question is what type of populism will it be? The liberal centrist-populism of President Sirisena? The progressive nationalist-populism of Mahinda Rajapaksa? Or the technocratic authoritarian-populism of Gotabaya? Or some combination of any two or all three?

The liberal democratic credentials of the Yahapalana experiment are being celebrated by its ideologues at a time when the liberal democratic West is in “elegant decline”. There is a new success story in the world, and especially in Asia: the East Asian model and its apex achievement, China. In the world economy as a whole, China’s influence increases as the West’s declines. In geo-strategic terms, China’s ally Russia, together with Iran, has inflicted a defeat on the West’s regime change model and strategy in Syria, putting a stop to the rot of serial state destruction inaugurated by the US invasion of Iraq, followed up by the Libyan intervention and the so-called Arab Spring. It is most likely that the liberal democratic bubble will burst in Sri Lanka, to be replaced by a developmental model more influenced by that of China, East Asia and more generally, Eurasia. 

Why is the republican Brutus reviled and the emperor, Julius Caesar, exalted? Why are the liberal reformers Kerensky, Khrushchev, Gorbachev, Zhao Zhiyang and Yeltsin reviled or forgotten and Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Deng Xiaoping and Putin valued and honoured? It is most certainly not because the people, or History, revere strong men—if that were the case, Hitler would not be the most reviled man in human history. It is because people value individual freedom but not at the expense of strong, powerful, successful states and societies. The people and history value leaders who produce or contribute to such outcomes, who leave such legacies.   

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    All rubbish
    Vote JVP if you want to a good country

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      I’m booked to go and see my shrink ……….Dayan’s been at this for so long I’m starting to believe in this crap!

      Dayan, do you want me to book one for you too?………I can vouch for his talents………sure to put you on the straight and narrow to make your life happy……….Don’t tell me what you’re doing now makes you happy!

      Lanka is a strange place………they throw open the doors wide and let all the loonies roam free………….and the sane ones who can think rationally are locked up!

      To hell with reforming the Central Bank………..we should reform Angoda first!


      Man, I love Lanka ……..never a dull moment……….entertainment personified……….gotta get ol’ Donald to watch to pick up the whole shebang for his act/retinue ………..

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        Nimal

        Could you tell me why there is no orchestrated protest against “Singapore Sri Lanka free trade agreement”.

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          Native,

          I wouldn’t have a clue ……….I read somewhere that the “Professionals” have warned the government not to sign it. Perhaps, these are the same “Professionals” that are carrying Gota on their shoulders. ……..The virtuous Godahewa et al…………

          In “Yahapālana Government As A Hyper-Debt Regime” there is a comment by M.Basnayake which I feel is closer to the truth. However ham-fisted and Keystone-Cop-ish Ranil and the mob looks the country is heading in the right direction – unlike the previous mob, there is a method to this mob’s madness…………. No government is ever going to be perfect but I would say this is as good as it’ll get in SL…….at this time of our social evolutionary process. We have to start somewhere.

          Mahinda and his band of merry men are never going to accept that ……….they just can’t. :)) ……………..Except for the visuals what has Mahinda got to offer? I’ve asked but there’s only silence!

          Like Donald, if you say long and hard enough that you are the best ………people slowly start to believe ……….. Donald is worth 3 billion and Mahinda is worth 18 ! …….Who said Lankans are not world class?

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      None of you guys get Dayan’s daily bull. …….his true intentions…………don’t lose your cool, step back and think…………..

      He is not trying to convince anyone who is reading here; even he is not dumb enough to believe his own BS …………he is just trying to score brownie points with the “National Dress Gang.”

      There is no one for the “National Dress Gang” to send out to try and convert/convince the English-speaking Lankans …………other than Dayan. So only the magnitude of the output matters; not the content ……….he is hard at work, even publishing some under the wife’s name……….and let her cop the wrath……….

      Basil would have lived in the US for few decades but he can hardy speak the language; let alone read what Dayan has written to comprehend. None of the JO can ………GL doesn’t count; he is lost in his own world…. The irony is, if he uses big words, complex jargon, long-dead obscure political claptrap …………it confuses the ND-Gang while at the same time convincing them that he is really “giving it” to the Lankan “sophisticates.”

      So, he expects rewards for his “hard toil” here …………if and when the Rajapakses come back………..

      Don’t let it out to the ND-Gang…………I wouldn’t; if you wont………… gotta give our friend a break………….

      What are friends for?

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      Hey you have forgotten to insert a significacunt word
      It should read. Vote JVP if you want to Fuckup a good country.

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      Democracy my dear Donald Juan, flawed and failed a long time before 2015; particularly during the watch of your super hero, the man with a big moustache and deep voice from the deep South. So whatever ill happens now (and by jove they do), we know it is not State sponsored.

      With this kind of class-less crap you dish out, you have moved headlong from a left of centre political analyzer to a fully converted political hack of a long despised camp, whose only hope of a return is the collective amnesia of the Sri Lankan electorate. Therefore anything is still possible, as long as the TV stations block serious intellectual discussions during prime time and instead air third rate soap operas, so that those who are impressionable can still be “converted” through the Medamulane rhetoric during the news clips.

      There are some very clever young news reporters in the MTV and I hope one day they catch hold of Donald Juan and just grill him silly, because right now he’s getting away with murder, stating whatever he pleases with none to contradict him in that particular station!

      Now the day that happens, that is what I would call Entertainment!.

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      JVP?! Never. Remember the chaos of 1971 followed with the 1987 killing spree?! These fellows…….

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    Unflawed and successful govt prior to 2015.:

    “The U.S. administration has put the case of Sri Lanka on the agenda of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council this month, demanding some accountability from the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa for the Army’s slaughter of some 40,000 Tamil civilians. Now the regime has added fuel to its human rights bonfire by sacking its chief justice, in defiance of all rules about judicial independence, in revenge for her ruling that a decision about legislation increasing its powers (especially over Tamils) was unconstitutional.”

    “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has used the platform of one international leaders’ summit to fire a torpedo into the hull of another.

    Harper stepped to the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering on this idyllic Indonesian tourist island Monday to formally confirm he’ll boycott next month’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka.

    Perhaps more significantly, Harper threatened that Canada could cut the purse strings to the 64-year-old Commonwealth organization due to ongoing human rights abuses by the host Sri Lankan government.

    The prime minister cited everything from the impeachment of a chief justice to allegations of extra judicial killings and disappearances and the jailing of political opponents and journalists.

    “In the past two years we have not only seen no improvement in these areas, in almost all of these areas we’ve seen a considerable rolling back, a considerable worsening of the situation,” Harper said in a brief availability at the APEC summit site.”

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    It clearly shows that both Mahinda & Dayan do not understand the basics of the political system but there IQ levels must be the same? 50 members from here and there can’t make an opposition party. What is the name of the party for those 50 thugs? Are they from SLFP? No, Are they from JVP? No, Are they from LSSP? No, Are they from communist party? No. Do you know which Party Mahinda belongs to? No.
    Whatever you say is not worthy for even a penny! Don’t think that Sinhalese are fools?

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    D J.
    Quoting Mao is an exercise in futility. Mao is passe.
    Quoting Trump is more applicable to SL.
    Corruption is key to success in SL.

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    All these terminology is from Western educated academics and scholars. It came from roman kingdom which went to the extremes of corruptions. they even established religions and religious hierarchies in order to do politics. People are not reading and are not talking the truth. Asia had better system of governance. Dasa Raja dharma is one both India, China, Sri lanka, should be other countries had it. there the emperor’s only question when something went wrong, in the empire, was what I did wrong ?. but, today in countries where the politicians have self-respect and are respectable they step down even for others wrongs. In Sri lanka, right now, even to win the local elections and to get the leverage from that how many politicians are lieing to the voters.
    Yhhapalanaya is a JOKe. eight party could not establish a govt for so long on their own. So, they got the help of the three wheeler parties, alliances, coalitions. both major parties establish govt as alliances. Only difference is this time two major alliances ( not even parties) got together . IT IS THE LIAR WHO GAVE the Ranil. Go back and see whether Ranil has said just one truth. what he had said and what he is saying is lies. both Mahinda Rajapakse and Ranil are one and the same. Maithripala sirisena is NOT THAT SINISTER THOUGH. ANYWAY, EVERY POLITICAL ANALYST AND EVERY ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE PARTY AND THEY ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE SYSTEM which has gone really wrong and bad. People need to accept that Sri lanka politically is uncivilized and primitive. politicians because of their greed for power, because of their greed for looting public wealth and their greed to live at the expense of the country, they are lieing, destroying. there are so many thefts going on at any given time. but, no one addresses including you DJ. It is simply shameful how all are working to fill their pockets.

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    Aiyo Dayan Jayatilleka the public racist,

    “a political order in which an Opposition formation with over 50 members is not recognized as the parliamentary Opposition,”

    It is because you can’t have the cake and eat it as well. A party named SLFP cannot be part of ruling government at the same time a fully recognized opposition in the parliament. Where the hell did you study the same party wearing two hats in the parliament?

    I wrote a comment to your same chronic complaint just after the parliamentary election and advised you to get the opposition SLFP (JO) members to resign their seats, register another party and contest elections. Then form a legitimate opposition.

    Are you that stupid to understand a simple democratic logical custom?
    Even Dimwit Jim Softy intermittently understands how democracy the principles of democracy. Seriously whats the matter with you windbag?

    Windbag types “What we have is not a flawed liberal democratic government but a failed liberal democratic government.”.
    When did we have liberal democracy? The country was under emergency rule for most of its post independence existence. The state and its rulers have been at war with its people since 1971. Sinhala/Buddhist fascists have been at war with minorities since 1956. Where did you have the liberal experience that you find missing in this country? Perhaps you might have mistaken India for Sri Lanka when you were doing clandestine work for XYZ, ….

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      Native Veddha,

      If SLFP cannot be in the opposition and the ruling party at the same time, then how come 17 UNP members were in the Mahinda’s government while the rest was in the opposition? How come 6-7 JVP members were in Mahinda’s government while the rest was allowed to form the opposition?

      Did JVP resigned from UPFA so they can sit in the opposition back in 2007?

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        Shenal

        “If SLFP cannot be in the opposition and the ruling party at the same time, then how come 17 UNP members were in the Mahinda’s government while the rest was in the opposition?”

        Don’t be too complacent
        They resigned from UNP and joined SLFP as card carrying members.

        “How come 6-7 JVP members were in Mahinda’s government while the rest was allowed to form the opposition?”

        Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa broke away from JVP and formed his own party which is National Freedom Front (NFF) (Jathika Nidahas Peramuna) in 2008 and again joined the UPFA in that year as a separate party.

        Stupid is as stupid types.

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          Native Veddha,

          Everyone know who is the stupid here. The present speaker demands that no other party can be recognized which hasn’t face the 2015 general election. Did this logic applied to the NFF back in 2007? It is not me that should be too complacent but it is you.

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        Shenal,
        Now you understand the difference between Mahinda government and the present govt. Under the Mahinda govt there was no democracy or rule of law. It was a dictatorship. Threat, Bribe, Murder were the principles under Mahinda & Co.

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          Ajith,

          Are you suffering from retardness? I don’t know what are you talking about. How come Mahinda was the dictator when he let the opposition to form as they wish? Did he bar anyone from being opposing him? Did he murder anyone for that reason? You haven’t seen a dictatorship yet or you have selective amnesia like the rest of the left wing liberals in this world.

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            Shenal,
            I know you cannot understand what I talk about but more than half of the people understood the true nature of dictatorship and throw him away from the power even though he and you dreamed of permanent king for ever by Rajapakse regime. Do you know why Srisena have to keep the secret and why the JVP, MC and other parties have to wait until he announce for elections. Why he wanted to have early elections? Why he made 18th amendment? His style of dictatorship is different to others. Bribe (minister plus cash benefits) is his introductory weapon, Threat is main weapon, white van is his vechicle. If not success, murder is confirmed.

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              Ajith,

              I don’t know about a dictator who has extended his terms by a general public vote and lost the immediate election. Maybe he was a stupid dictator.

              Sirisena kept his secret because he was being dishonest to his party members. If Sirisena came out of the closet Mahinda might have had the time to prepare his offense against Sirisena. Sirisena and the clan pulled strategic master stroke by duping Mahinda.

              Bribe is the most common type of bait used by every politician. Threat is also used by politicians but Mahinda has not murdered anyone just because they were his political enemies. Now don’t drag Fonseka here because Fonseka’s case was very unique.

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      NV,

      I really feel sorry for you, trying to educated Dayan the D…..

      He is a dumb … who cannot identify killers and murderers from the looks of their faces and ably supported by their acts. My contention is a person of that calibre, will never be able to reason out whatever you try to tell him, its an utter waste of your valuable time.

      Just ignore the dumb a.., his doctorate is not worth the paper it is written on and as far as his worth to the society, it would have been much better if he had been anything, other than a two legged creature, may be would have helped the society in some way. As it is, he is a walking disaster in human form.

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        Ansar

        My comment though addressed to Dayan nevertheless aimed at other CT readers. Hope they benefit from reading it even if they don’t agree with the content, style and substance.

        If you don’t deal with this liar and racist now you are going to let your grandchildren down or might find yourself in a tight corner when they tell you off for not dealing with this windbag.
        Thanks for your concern.

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    continued

    Aiyo Dayan Jayatilleka the public racist

    Tony Ben a life long honest democratic socialist who devised 5 tests to check if a country is in fact a functioning democracy. Here are the tests:

    “What power have you got?”

    “Where did you get it from?”

    “In whose interests do you use it?”

    “To whom are you accountable?”

    “How do we get rid of you?”

    You ought to learn these tests by heart (if you have one), recite the questions 100 times in the morning before breakfast, 100 times after breakfast and repeat it before and after every meal, …………………….
    Lets see if you understood the importance of liberal democracy and the Tony’s 5 tests in about months time.

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    Dayan “…Ancient Buddhist Temples are bulldozed in the East…”
    Dayan you are a liar…..and a cunning one as well ….to drop this false statement in a stealth manner……

    what is happening in the East is the opposite…..Hindu Temples/ Muslim Mosques and Christian/Catholic churches are being bulldozed and Buddhist temples are springing up…..Tamils are being driven away form their lands for the Sinhala settlers who are being brought to the NE against their will and forcibly settled in Tamil’s land.

    Sumanthiran and Sambanthar are oblivious to all this and are turning a blind eye and fooling the Tamils and enjoying the trappings of being the party of opposition.

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      Rajash,

      Where did Sinhalese bulldozed an Hindu temple or a Muslim one let alone a catholic church? Come back with evidence before spilling your venom here.

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        It’s ok for Dr.Dayan Jayatillke one time UN Ambassador , and one time foreign diplomat to lie through his teeth and spit racist venom here? bloody shame on him….what evidence has he provided here?

        if you want evidence Google it …..

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        Shenali

        “Where did Sinhalese bulldozed an Hindu temple or a Muslim one let alone a catholic church?”

        Taliban and the Sinhala Buddhists
        http://www.sangam.org/ANALYSIS/hypocrisy.htm
        The above link would take you to some of the churches and temples that were destroyed by the armed forces. Now
        1. You could deny
        2. Blame Channel 4
        3. Frame and blame LTTE

        ….
        4. Collateral damages inevitable
        5. Bring sach in to type nasty things
        6. Blame Jaffna caste conscious Vellalas
        7. Run away

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          Native Veddha,

          The article in the link shows only places of which had got damaged by the war. Those are collateral war damages. Don’t blame it on Sinhalese. They didn’t destroy them intentionally. I as a former Catholic can vouch for that.

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            Shenali

            “Those are collateral war damages.”

            I have already anticipated and pointed out above.

            ” Don’t blame it on Sinhalese.”

            I never blame them for the deaths and destruction. I blame them for being stupid however you know very well whom I blame, the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

            ” They didn’t destroy them intentionally.”

            No they didn’t every bomb they dropped from the air and every shell they fired from field guns were so clever invention so that almost all hit LTTE targets and the ones who were hiding inside the temples and churches. It is so advanced you just fire and forget the shells and bombs seek out only the LTTE cadres and destroyed them.

            ” I as a former Catholic can vouch for that”

            Whether you are a Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslims, Jew or Agnostic ……………………… is irrelevant as if persons belonging to a particular religion is innocent from killing. Beat it. Go away.

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              Native Veddha,

              War is war my pedigreed chum. There gotta be collateral damage in the war. That is different from intentionally bulldozing ancient monuments. Can’t you differentiate between the two?

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                Shenali

                Stupid is as stupid types.

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                  yes yes those who do not buy your racist PRO LTTE cr@p is stupids and racists LOL

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                He is a anti Sinhala Racist. He suffers from inferiority complex because being a Tamil nationalist he cant find a single Tamil cultural achievement from Sri Lanka. When Sinhalese built a civilization in SL and when Tamil built a civilisation in TN, they have NOTHING to show in north, even their TN cousins have NOT mentioned about them in their inscriptions. No matter what they believe as history there is NO evidence to back it up….you see these things kind of hurt…so degrading Sinhala people, Sinhala civilisation and their ancient artifacts is how he vent his frustration out.

                And now this fake vaddha will claim there is NO Sinhala/Tamil civilisation in SL..He things by saying that, he can act as some neutral fellow, when in reality he is bringing Sinhala civilisation down when he equates it to a non existing Tamil civilisation. It is like during war, strategic LTTE supporters used to equate GOSL and LTTE, when one is an elected gov other is a banned terrorist org.

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            Shenali, have you heard that a book was launched this month in Colombo which gives details of over 100 Hindu temples and over 400 Tamil villages lying buried in and around Anuradhapura. If the government says that they are lies, then they must arrest the author for spreading falsehood or else government must allow them to unearth these. Allowing Sinhalese to dig around Hindu temples and not allowing Tamils to dig around Buddhist temples amounts to racial discrimination. Even Abhayagiri Vihare was built over a demolished Hindu temple. If proper archaeological surveys are done, truth about ancient Srilanka will come to light, and demolish Sinhala racist propaganda.

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      North (Jaffna) and East were a part of the ancient Tamil Buddhist Civilization and the ancient Buddhist remains in the North and East of Sri Lanka are the remnants left by the Tamil Buddhists of the past and not anybody else. The Buddhist place names in Jaffna were in the sacred Pali/Sanskrit languages and not anything else. The Tamil Buddhists of Jaffna used the sacred Pali/Sanskrit languages in preference to Tamil in important writings (including Buddhist place names). Just because after the 13th century, the Tamils gave up Buddhism and went back to Hinduism/Saivism where as the Sinhalese remained as Buddhists, and the Sinhala language was created from Pali/Sanskrit languages, the present day Sinhalese wrongly believe that the ancient Buddhist remains in the North and East including the Buddhist place names in Pali/Sanskrit languages (in Jaffna) was once a Sinhala Buddhist Civilization.

      Even Prabakaran did not do any harm to the Buddhist sites/temples in Jaffna because he knew that it belonged to the Tamil Buddhists of the past.

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        Dr. Dolittle,

        What made the Tamils gave up Buddhism suddenly and converted to Hinduism? What was the catalyst? Moreover can you explain why the Chola rulers couldn’t find out about this Tamil Buddhist enclave in Jaffna?

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          Shenal,

          It is the Cholas who made the Sri Lankan Tamils to convert from Buddhism back to Saivism/Hinduism.

          I challenge you to come forth with evidence for a Sinhala Buddhist civilization which had flourished in the Jaffna peninsula in the ancient past let alone the eastern province. Buddhist remains including Buddhist (Pali/Sanskrit) place names does not prove anything Sinhala. Each and every Buddhist remains in the North and East are the remnants left by the Tamil Buddhists of the past.

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            Dr. Dolittle,

            Cholas had kept records of their achievements but we can find no evidence what so ever about Cholas converting Tamil Buddhists in Jaffna area. Moreover, Cholas have not even mentioned about a seperate Tamil country in Sri Lanka. How can you say that Cholas converted the Tamil Buddhists?

            Aiyo uncle, I can produce many evidences but here I list only very known ones. One is the Vallipuram gold leaf inscription and the other is the Kayts inscriptions of King Parakramabahu the great. These evidence clearly states that Jaffna was under the control of the Sinhalese kings back then. Hence, No Tamil Kingdom. Do you get it?

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              Uncle Shenal,
              You are a blatant liar. There is no evidence what so ever to prove that Jaffna was Sinhala-Buddhist in the past. In which Chola records does it say Jaffna was Sinhala-Buddhist in the past? The archeological evidence in Jaffna does not say anywhere that the ancient Buddhist structures were built by the Sinhalese or it belonged to the Sinhalese. The Vallipuram Buddha image now kept in Wat Benja, Bangkok belongs to the South Indian sculptural tradition related to the school of Amaravati. The Vallipuram gold plate inscription (written in Brahmi script) talks about Isiki-rayan, a Tamil feudal chieftain (Rayan is the Tamilised form of raja) during the period when king Vasabha was ruling Anuradapura. Sinhala biased Dr. Paranavitana misinterpreted Isiki-rayan as a minister of the Anuradhapura king Vasabha. The Vallipuram gold plate inscription does not say anything about Sinhala-Buddhism.
              The Tamil inscription found in Jaffna was by King Parakramabahu. Who told you King Parakramabahu was a Sinhala-Buddhist? He was actually a Tamil-Buddhist.
              King Vijaya Bahu’s sister, Mitta, was given in marriage to a Pandya Prince, who had three sons. The eldest of whom named Manabharana, became the husband of King Vijaya Bahu’s daughter Ratnavali. Their son was Parakrama Bahu I (1140-1173 AD), Grandson of Vijaya Bahu I, Prince of Royal Blood, Pandyan descent, son of Manabharana and Vijaya Bahu’s sister, Mitta whose husband was a Tamil prince. Parakrama Bahu is a grandson of a Pandyan prince. What is the big connection between the Sinhalese and the King Parakramabahu? Tamils have more connection to Parakramabahu than the Sinhalese, why should anyone call him as a Sinhala King? The pillar of stone inscription in Tamil is at the entrance that leads to the Palace of King Parakramabahu the great. King Parakrambahu the great built a statue to honor the Tamil sage Agaththiyar (who brought the Tamil language) to commemorate his Tamil roots, but the foolish Sinhalese are calling the sage Agathiyar`s statue as Parakrmabahu`s statue.

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                Dr. Dolittle,

                Cholas has not mentioned anything about a independent Tamil ruler of Sri Lanka. They had only contacts with the Sinhalese ruler of Anuradhapura. They invaded the island from the Mannar and settled in Polonnaruwa so that they could quench the rebels coming from the South. There were no threat from the North what so ever. What does that mean? Was their a independent Tamil Buddhist country in Northern province? The answer is NO.

                Most of the artifacts from the Rajata belong to the Amaravati school. That doesn’t mean Tamils live there. It was only a art form followed by Sinhalese schools of artisans.

                Who are you to challenge Dr. Paranawithana just because his findings burst your bubble of fantasy. The inscriptions talk about a minister called “Isigiri” not “Isikiriyan”. You Tamils have this nasty habit of corrupting names to suite your agendas. Why not the Vallipuram inscription say nothing about Sinhala Buddhism. The inscription clearly states that the king of that time was Vasabha. He was a Sinhala Buddhist king.

                The two stone inscriptions you mention are actual meant for Tamil people resided under the Parakramabahu’s reign. There are numerous other stone inscriptions done by him for his native subjects. His ancestry has nothing to got with his politics.

                It is evidently clear that you Tamils have no consistency when describing about your past. It clearly establishes you bluffing. One time you say there were Tamil Buddhists living in Jaffna peninsula who got converted by Cholas. The next time you say Parakramabahu was Tamil. If Parakramabahu was Tamil and the Jaffna peninsula was Tamil then where the heck Sinhalese come to this island you big bafoon? Please accept that you & your people are lying.

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                  Uncle Shenal,

                  Dr. Senerath Paranavitana, an Archaeological Commissioner, was a dominating figure in archaeology, epigraphy, and ancient history of Lanka for more than fifty years during the last century. For him, the Mahavamsa was like a holy book. Instead of giving primacy to archaeology and epigraphy, and supplementing his findings with material from the Mahavamsa, he was trying his best to interpret archaeology and epigraphy in the light of the Mahavamsa. His research was one sided (biased), beginning with the conclusion (Mahavamsa), he was only finding evidence to prove his conclusion. If the archaeological/epigraphical findings did not match the conclusion (Mahavamsa) he redefined/misinterpreted them using his own theories, assumptions, hypothesis and analogies to prove that the Mahavamsa was right. He was adopting the Mahavamsa as his guide, especially for the early period of Lankan history. He himself admitted that he had rejected some portions of a Tamil contributor to the volume on the ancient period of Lankan history, because those portions didn’t fit into what he considered Lankan history (Mahavamsa).

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                    In TN, the history professors say Tamil is 200000 years old. Tamils are capable of that sort of irrational rubbish. But in Sri Lanka it is not the case. Due to history maniacs from across the palk straight, history prof in SL ( Sinhala ones) have been extremely careful.
                    The lack of chola inscriptions on a Tamil kingdom is not mentioned in Mwmsa idiot, it is a TN source.
                    Mahavamsa is simply one chronicle by the Sinhalese. There are MANY MANY MANY MANY sources for history and all these do NOT help your history

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                    Who is that Tamil contributor, like that Tamil historian in TN who said Tamil is 200000 years old.
                    Tamils have a mental issue where they imagine fantasy history where everything began with Tamil and everything under the sun was Tamil. This mental issue has its roots in its linguistic nationalist movements in TN.
                    We, Sinhalese should learn we are not dealing with some normal ppl. We are dealing with mytho maniacs. And we have to change our strategies according to that.

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                1. Chola records to NOT mention a single Tamil kingdom in SL EVER bu they mention Sinhala kingdom….all the time…same case for North indians, Thais, Burmese, ….was this Tamil civilisation an invisible thing?

                2. Read the research work on old Jaffna by Tikiri Abeysinghe, one mentioned by Kumar David as well. Tikiri clearly mentions Kyts was called Urathota
                3. The recently excavated inscriptions in Delft has Sinhala Prakrit running to 2 BC
                “Two of the three inscriptions are in Tamil script and the other is in Brahmi script. According to scientific data of the scripts the two Tamil inscriptions belong to the 14 – 15 centuries while the inscription having Brahmi script would date back to the 1st or 2nd century say calligraphists. According to the portion of the inscription that is legible the old Brahmi inscription had been written in Sinhalese prakrit language”

                For god sake get a history book and learn history

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                Agasthiyar bringing Tamil? LOL …oi Ravana is not history it is part of religious mythology

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                Dr.KnowLittle,

                There is NO evidence in Sri Lanka or in TN or in rest of India that can substantiate the existence of Tamil Buddhists or Tamil kingdom. Your yesteryear politicians like GG Ponna, brainwashed you guys into believing a hoax because of his racism and politics. You whole lot were deceived. And you killed people in SL because of this history revisionist mania of Tamil Nationalists.
                For F sake, at least now read some history book. If you are allergic to read books by Sinhala historians at least read those written by Europeans. For F sake. please

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                Marriages across different dynasties is NOT nothing new. Infact that is how diplomacy in ancient world worked. Even if his mother comes from Pandya, he was the son of Sinhala civilisation. He identified with the Sinhalese, gave allegiance to the Sinhalese and developed the Sinhalese. If going by your theory, the English queen is actually German

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              Shenali

              “Cholas had kept records of their achievements but we can find no evidence what so ever about Cholas converting Tamil Buddhists in Jaffna area.”

              Where did you find the above information?
              Is it published in Ponniyin Chelvan Part II.
              Part 1 deals with Chola’s Navy, Navigation with Special reference to Chola empire.
              Kalingaththup Parani which records and celebrates imperial Chola’s victory over Eelam in present day Persia.

              Please let me have the name and chapter of the book.

              Moreover, Cholas have not even mentioned about a seperate Tamil country in Sri Lanka. How can you say that Cholas converted the Tamil Buddhists?

              Aiyo uncle, I can produce many evidences but here I list only very known ones. One is the Vallipuram gold leaf inscription and the other is the Kayts inscriptions of King Parakramabahu the great. These evidence clearly states that Jaffna was under the control of the Sinhalese kings back then. Hence, No Tamil Kingdom. Do you get it?

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                Native Veddha,

                How can you be sure what the word Eelam really meant? Did it refered to the whole island or only to the Jaffna peninsula?

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                  Shenali

                  Eezham / E’lu / He’la
                  ஈழம் / எளு / ஹெள
                  Īḻam / Eḷu / Heḷa

                  The gold (land)
                  The land of metal

                  Read more on the etymology and meaning of the word at
                  https://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=98&artid=30919

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                    Native Veddha,

                    Do not quote from pro Tamil sites. They are simply biased.

                    “The Land of Metal”? So you think the North and East is land of metal.

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                      Shenali the very stupid

                      I suggest you should pull your head out of wherever it is now.
                      I checked Sinhalanet and found no mention of the meaning Eelam apart from rantings of the most unhappy person in Sri Lanka Shenali Waduge and HLD M who does not know whether he is coming or going.

                      Check following two articles by Prof K Sivathamby
                      Getting to Know Sri Lankan Tamils
                      Sunday Observer, March 26, 2006
                      What Do the Terms ‘Eelam’ and ‘Ilankai’ Mean?
                      Sunday Observer, April 2, 2006

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                    TAMIL NET? HA HA HA
                    Here they have tamilised Navalapitiya in Kandy into Navalapiddi. We can see how every piddi in North and East were actually some pitiya.
                    https://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38849

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                  During the time of Chola kings, Eelam refers to province. I learnt that from an Indian historian.
                  Fake Vadda, you do not know that NONE of the chola inscriptions ever mention a Tamil kingdom in SL when they mention Sinhala kingdom? See you do not know what you talk about. Idiot

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              Uncle Shenal,

              From time to time in the past, the Chiefdoms of North & East would have come under the king of Anuradapura or Polonarawa or Kandy but that does not mean that North & East was Sinhala.

              Today, Jaffna is under a Sinhala President, a Sinhala Prime Minister, and a Sinhala Governor. According to your logic/argument, if you see the Sri Lankan parliament Hansard in 200 years’ time from now, you will find the President, Prime Minister and Governor of Jaffna during this period were all Sinhalese, the Army/Navy commanders of Jaffna were also Sinhalese. If some Sinhala biased Pseudo-historians/archaeologists or bogus-Scholars use logical assumptions to analyse the history of Jaffna after 200 years from now, they will come to the conclusion and will conveniently argue that the population of Jaffna 200 years ago was Sinhalese. This is why we should never trust the history written/misinterpreted by some racially biased historians/archeologists based on unobserved facts/logical assumptions.

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                Dr Dolittle,

                If there was a Tamil kingdom in Sri Lanka it would have been recorded by any person who has written about this island kingdom. We don’t find anything of the sort until Iba Batuta. I accept that there was a area ruled by a Tamil king during 14th century. But it was not accepted as a independent kingdom. It was under the suzerainty of the Sinhalese king. Portuguese had accepted it. Dutch did the same and so did the British.

                Do not speak nonsense. From 200 years from now people would know that there were Tamil speaking majority in North, some parts of East and some parts of the hill country. That is because there will be well kept records about them. From 200 years from now people will acknowledge that Tamils lived in North and East of Sri Lanka but they were under the suzerainty of the Sinhalese people. Therefore, no one will have a chance to corrupt the history as they do now because of the lack of well kept records about the Jaffna kingdom.

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            In ‘Ceylon’ by Phillipus Baldeus written by a Dutch priest in 1600s he clearly mention Vadukkodai as Batakotta. Tikiri Abeysinghe who did multiple research in the field of history of Jaffna using Portugese, Dutch sources claimed Kyts old name was Urathota.
            And there is a list of such Sinhala origin names in Jaffna.
            Kumburupiddy is actually Kumburupitiya
            Chunnagam – Hunugama

            An example of modern day tamilisation of Sinhala names – refer tamil net link,
            https://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38849

            Here they have tamilised Navalapitiya in Kandy into Navalapiddi. We can see how every piddi in North and East were actually some pitiya.

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              Sach,

              Please do not lie.

              The Dutch Predikant, Philippus Baldaeus who was in the Island during the mid17th century NEVER mentioned Battakotta. Prof. Tikiri Abeysinghe NEVER mentioned anywhere that Kyts was Urathota. All these are created by you.

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            Mr.Knowlittle, in east there is a Buddhist temple it was attacked by LTTE but miraculously survived. Archeologists have covered ancient inscriptions of BOTH SINHALA AND TAMIL. The Tamil inscriptions are interesting because those who made some pooja to the temple had actually written their post and the village they come from. Normally they were generals in Chola army and they had wrote down some village in TN as their places of origin.
            And the Tamil inscriptions have used the Sinhala name, Welgamwehera instead of the new name Cholas gave. It proves beyond doubt who were there and who used to venerate the temple while demolishing this myth called Tamil Buddhists. If there were Tamil Buddhists they have already mixed with the Sinhala ppl

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          Shenali

          “What made the Tamils gave up Buddhism suddenly and converted to Hinduism?”

          What made kallathonies from South India convert to Buddhism and then to Sinhala/Buddhism?

          “Moreover can you explain why the Chola rulers couldn’t find out about this Tamil Buddhist enclave in Jaffna?”

          Why do think the Chola rulers would have been interested in Tamil Buddhist enclave in Jaffna or a Tamil/Buddhist ghetto? Their primary interest was establishing/expanding their empire and together with it the expansion of trade. Well you still believe in outsmarting the rest.

          What is your problem?

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            There was NO Tamil Buddhist enclave in Jaffna or any part of the north. You were brought from Kerala and called Tamil by the Catholic church. That is the Northern Tamils in SL look different from the Tamils in TN and why they share a lot of cultural practices from Kerala ppl. To begin with you were NOT even Tamil, let alone age old Tamil Buddhists

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        Dr Dolittle

        The island never been divided between Tamil Kingdoms and Sinhala Kingdoms. There had been several kingdoms whose borders had been fluid over the period you mentioned.

        There were Tamil speaking Buddhists and Sinhala speaking Buddhists. The branding of Sinhala speaking people as Sinhala/Buddhist is relatively new phenomenon.
        It all started with the public racist Anagarika Aryan Homeless Dharmapala.
        Please refer to an article titled
        Buddhist Monks and Ethnic Politics
        By Prof H L Seneviratne
        In
        Religion in Context Buddhism and Socio Political Change in Sri Lanka
        Edited
        By Jayadeva Uyangoda
        Published
        By Social Scientists’ Association 2007

        In addition there are numerous published research papers by Prof Gananath Obeysekere and
        by R A L H Gunawardana, some papers are available on net.

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          Native Veddha,

          Of course their were Tamil Buddhists in Sri Lanka. But they didn’t originated in the so called Jaffna kingdom or the Sri Lankan Tamil country. I challenge you to come forth with evidence for a Tamil Buddhist civilization which had flourished in the Jaffna peninsula let alone the Eastern province.

          However, the most funny thing is that this so called descenders of this Tamil Buddhist civilization had no objection when ancient Buddhist Temples are being bulldozed in their so called native Eastern province. It is only the para-Sinhalese as Tamils call us care about these ancient structures.

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            Shenali, I pity your ignorance due to your brain being clouded by racism. Have you not heard about Kandarodai Buddhist monuments similar to Borobudur monuments in Java but on a smaller scale. Tamils acknowledge this as part of their ancestry and even LTTE did not cause any damage to it. There is no such ancient structure in any other part of Srilanka. Sinhalese must hang their heads in shame for denying their Hindu ancestry, and building Buddhist temples over destroyed Hindu temples. eg: Isurumuniya and Thondeeswaram

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

              The purpose of Shenali’s presence in this forum is to tire you with lies and more lies so that she and her partners in crime believe they could stop truth being dug out or buried deep in the ocean.
              Though most of my comments are addressed to racists and bigots they were actually aimed at those who are either sitting on the fence or unable to make up their mind due to lack of information.

              I am having fun with these smarty pants.

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                The racists are the ones who rob other peoples countries and homelands..like YOU

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                  sach

                  “The racists are the ones who rob other peoples countries and homelands”

                  You are right, I am happy you are learning

                  “..like YOU”

                  Beg your pardon are you typing this note to yourself, taking to a mirror or Shenali Waduge?

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                  Sach it is a joke when you tell Veddha that he has robbed your homeland. It is you who has robbed the homeland of not only Veddhas but also of Kuveni. It is now proved that the first settlers of Srilanka are Dravidians who spoke Tamil or some form of it and professed Saivaism. So anyone who does not fall into this category are the usurpers of Srilanka. Hang your head in shame.

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              Dr. Gnana,

              Have you even seen the borobudur monument? It got no resemblence with Kandarodai vihara. Kandarodai has been identified as a cremation ground for venerable monks. It doesn’t matter what Tamils acknowledge. What matter is the actual archaeological evidences.

              LTTE didn’t even damage the Madu church. Does that mean Mannar belong to Catholics? Anyhow, I am rather intrigued by the silence of your and many other Tamils commenting here regarding the Christian missions in North and East. I have seen many new age Christian churches have sprung up everywhere in the war torn Northern province. Don’t you think that creeping Christian missionaries are a threat to your Tamil culture? Or is it only against Buddhism you and your Tamil cohorts have an issue about.

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                The Tamils gave up Buddhism long ago. When there are no Tamil speaking Buddhists at present in the North and if new Buddhist temples springs up and Buddhism tries to creep in, then definitely it is with some ulterior motive and it is an issue. Since there are Tamil speaking Hindus, Christians and Muslims, we have no issues if new temples, churches and mosques spring up.

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                  Dr Dolittle,

                  Don’t you think that creeping Christian missions are underminig the so called Tamil culture in the North and East? During my last visit to Jaffna I have seen so many new age Christian missions alongside the A9 highway just like food stalls installed along the Galle road.

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                Shenali, I have worked in South east Asia for six years and I have visited sites like Borobudur. The stupas in Kandarodai resembles the stupas in Borobudur though smaller in size. These are Mahayana monuments and there is no such complex in rest of Srilanka. For your information there are other sites in Java like Prambanan (Hindu) and Sewa (Buddhist) built by Pallava empire. Where did you find that Kandarodai has been identified as cremation grounds for Buddhist monks. Does anyone build mini dagobas in a cemetery. When the Nagavihare Buddhist monk died recently why was he not cremated there. At present there is no threat to Hinduism from Catholics but only from Buddhists in all parts and Muslims in eastern province. Please come out of your racist mind set as it has been proved that the first religion to be practiced in Srilanka is Saivaism and not Buddhism.

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              Are you saying that Borobudur in Indonesia is built by Tamils? LOL …I bought a history book by a particular Tamil doctor where he said Kadurugoda is similar to Buddhist temples in TN and he had attached a picture of Boro Budur in Indonesia. Do you tamils think we are gullible to buy such lame stories?

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                Sach, Borobudur was built by Pallavs a hybrid dynasty of Tamil, Telugu and Kalinga, who are cousins of Cholas and who ruled from Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, and when it submerged shifted the capital to Kancheepuram also in Tamil Nadu. Their citizens were mainly Tamils. At the height of the Sri Vijaya empire, they ruled Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia. All the Sultans of Malaysia and of Brunei are Pallava descendants. Indonesian headquarters was at Palembang in Sumatra. They took Hinduism and later Buddhism to these countries. Bali is still remaining a Hindu kingdom. They built several monuments in south-east Asia, including the famous Angkor Watt Temple in Cambodia. In Indonesia there are other complexes like Prambaran Hindu temple and Sewa Buddhist temple. All architects and builders of Pallava kingdom were Tamils. In Indonesia foods of Tamils like Appam also called Appam, Puttu also called Puttu and String hoppers called Puttu mayong were introduced by Pallavas. Still the marriage ceremony of Sultan of Brunei resembles that of Tamils. Kedah (Kadaram) in Malaysia was also ruled by Cholas whose bell is being kept in the Australian museum. It is said that Pandyans ruled Champa region of Vietnam, where there are several Hindu temples. Please update your knowledge before making comments exposing your racist mentality of refusing to accept the true history.

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              The Tamils here are saying they are Tamil Buddhists. And now you say sinhalese are denying their Hindu ancestry…cant you eelam guys agree on one version and come?

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            Shenal,

            None of the Buddhist temples in the North and East were bulldozed during the time of Prabakaran. In fact the LTTE protected these ancient Buddhist structures. They were only against the Sinhala-Buddhist hegemony including the Sinhala-Buddhist thugs/Monks. It is only now that some stupid people who do not know the value of these are bulldozing them.

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              Dr Dolittle,

              The issues is not about the past but about the present. Do you know that those people who had bulldozed the monument was Tamils? I don’t know why do they do this unless of course they want to erase the Sinhala heritage of those places.

              Also, how can you be sure that LTTE protected the ancient Buddhist structures? All most all of those archaeological sites were located at government controlled areas. LTTE had no chance to destroy them. Do not lie.

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                There is no Sinhala heritage, they are all Tamil Buddhist heritage. Even LTTE did not damage them. If LTTE can get into the very high security zone at Katunayake and destroy those aircrafts, they could have very easily destroyed these if they wanted but they preserved those Tamil Buddhist heritage.

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                  LTTE destroyed Buddhist sites, once they hit welgamwehera with a mortar and it was saved miraculously because motar hit the Bo tree and did not explode.
                  Do you wander around this island do you see any resemblance to that TN where you actually come from? Dont you see the people here speak a different langauge than that TN you came from? They wear different clothes, eat different food, have different religious practices and have different traditions? That is because bugger people in this island is different from what is in TN and that is our heritage. That is Sinhala heritage. who the f are you to deny that? The 83 massacre is truly deserved for racist robbers like you.May those who killed Tamils in 83 be born among divinity!

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                    sach

                    “LTTE destroyed Buddhist sites, once they hit welgamwehera with a mortar and it was saved miraculously because motar hit the Bo tree and did not explode.”

                    Well when did this happen? On 28 Jan 2017 early morning?

                    “Dont you see the people here speak a different langauge than that TN you came from?”

                    What language do they speak? Thanglish and Singlish?

                    ” They wear different clothes, eat different food, have different religious practices and have different traditions?”

                    Do they?
                    Is Sari a typical Sinhalese clothe?
                    Aryan Sinhala Amude, skirt, blouse, gown, trousers, shirt, sarong, jeans, suit, were actually created by ancient Sinhala/Buddhists fashion designers.

                    Your madness knows no bound. We need lunatics like you to entertain us. Keep it up.

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              P did not have any hold in east. P was in Wanni. He has destroyed the Buddhist viharas there and archeological dept has to start excavations there. Most are not found yet. Buddhist remains are found in East more than North

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          When Mahavamsa was written in 5AD, the people of SL were branded as Sinhala/Sihala. When Buddhagosha wrote Wisuddi Magga his commentary included his saying that the people in SL used Sihala Bhasha. So Sinhala people had the brand name Sinhala way back in 5AD. There was NO Tamil then even in TN. That is why Mahabharat does not mention about a Tamil brandname while mentioning Sinhala ….got it? So fake vadda, as a brand name Sinhala is pretty old. We being a separate island from mainland had every reason to develop a separate identity

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            sach the stupid little Kallthonie islander


            “When Buddhagosha wrote Wisuddi Magga his commentary included his saying that the people in SL used Sihala Bhasha. “

            Did Buddhagosha say Sinhalese used Sinhala Bhasha merely as spoken language or written language? I would be grateful if you could supply us with reference.

            When Buddhagosha was in this island did he meet Sinhala/Buddhists?

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          HL Seneviratna, Ganganath or RALH’s theories have been debunked very well. In fact they belong to the group of Jehan Pereras or they honestly thought massaging tamil ethnic ego by fake history will solve SL issue. That could not also be done because they need the pound of flesh like Shylock did saying whole SL was Tamil.
          And Jayadeva Uyangoda is not a historian but quoted by the NGO circles and Norwegians as he is a useful idiot.

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            sach

            “HL Seneviratna, Ganganath or RALH’s theories have been debunked very well.”

            Oh really, debunked by whom?
            By Kamalika Pieris, Gammapilla, ….. Darshanie Ratnawalli, HLD M, Nalin De Silva, Wimal Sangili Karuppan, Champa, Shenali Waduge, Bandu De Silva …. ………………………………………. ?

            Read if you are literate, :

            ‛History’ after the War: Historical Consciousness in the Collective Sinhala-Buddhist Psyche in Post-War Sri Lanka
            By
            Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

            New Buddhist Extremism and the Challenges to Ethno-Religious Coexistence in Sri Lanka
            By
            Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

            After the War: A New Patriotism in Sri Lanka?
            NIRA WICKRAMASINGHE

            Producing the Present History as Heritage in Post-War Patriotic Sri Lanka
            NIRA WICKRAMASINGHE

            Sri Lanka’s independence Shadows over a colonial graft
            Nira Wickramasinghe

            The Search for Sovereignty
            Nira Wickramasinghe

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        LOL So Tamils before 13 AD used Prakrit?
        Then why does Welgam wehera in Trinco has its sinhala names in Tamil inscriptions left by TN invaders?
        If Tamil Buddhists lived there and the present Buddhist places of worship were built by Tamils why do you destroy them ? Should not you take the initiative to protect it then?

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          Shenali degenerating into sach.

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            yes, fake vadda Sach came to demolish the fake tamil historians as usual…scared?

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          NOOOO……
          Tamils used Pali and Sanskrit for sacred Buddhist places. Welgam Vihara is Pali, not Prakrit or Sinhala. LOL!

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            Welgam Vihara is Pali? LOL……..it is Sinhala……this idiot does not know what Pakrit is and what Pali is

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              Continued

              The People of the Lion The Sinhala Identity and Ideology in History and Historiography
              The author of the Kokila Sandesa spoke proudly of his ability to preach in both Sinhala and Tamil/”

              It was also a period when Tamil poems and songs were popular among the Sinhala community. According to the Kokila Sandesa, poems composed in Sinhala, Tamil, Pa:li and Sanskrit were recited at the court of Parakrarnabiihu VJ.9·! Maha Valigatua was described by the same poet as a place where Tamil songs were sung, and his description clearly reveals an appreciation for this genre of music” The popularity of the cults of Ganapati (Ganes a) and Pattmi was a {actor conducive to the expansion of Tamil cuitural influences among the Sinhalese. The Pmc\;i Sandesa, written in the middle of the fifteenth century by Totagamuve Rihula, refers appreciatively to Tamil songs bcicg sung at the temple of Ganapati in southern Sri Lanka.96 The Vayamim,tlaya, a poetical work on the’ goddess Pattini which has been assigned to the period of the Kotte kingdom, was a translation of a Tamil work.”

              The interest of the Sinhalese literati in Tamil literature persisted during the period of the Kandyan kingdom when a significant number of Tamil works was translated from Tamil into Sinhala. Some of these, like the Mahapadaranga Jataka, were Buddhist works'” and point to the prevalence of Tamil literary works of Buddhist inspiration even at this late date. Kitirnativave, the scholar responsible for some of the translations made during this period, speaks of his knowledge of several South Indian scripts.P? South Indian scripts were used at times even to write the Sinhala language.IOO The Grantha and Tamil scripts were used by some leading figures among the Sinhalese officials in the Kandvan kingdom even in their signatures.’?’

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            So when TN Tamils used tamil brahmi, Tamils in Sri Lanka used Prakrit…but both ended using the same language? Do you realise what sort of bullsh1t you are saying?

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              The People of the Lion The Sinhala Identity and Ideology in History and Historiography
              R A L H Gunawardana
              Excerpts:

              It was probably through a lona process that these different linguistic groups came to be absorbed into the two main linguistic groups in the island. There were two kingdoms which were clearly the most prominent among the several diminutive polities which arose during this period. At times there were several polities in the Sinhala-speaking areas. Swept by political winds, the political centre of the main kingdom shifted hastily from place to place till finally it came to rest in the central highlands. The other main kingdom was in }affna where immigrations would have added to existing population’s to form the heaviest concentration of Tamil-speaking peoples, Though the establishment of a unified realm covering the whole island would have been the aim of many a potentate, it is achieved only in the reign of Parakramabahu VI (1412-67) who is said to have vanquished Sinhala, Demala, Malala, Kannada and Doluvara foes.

              Evidently, this was a period of cosmopolitan culture when fluency in six languages was considered to be a desirable accomplishment by Sinhalese scholars. The hierarch of the Galaturumula fraternity who lived at the end of the thirteenth century or the beginning of the fourteenth century was the first person to be referred to by the title sadbhasaparameshwara “the lord of six Ianguages.”?’ The reign of Parakramabhu marks a high point in the development of cultural contact between the Sinh ala and Tamil linguistic communities. Nanniirutun Minisannas, a Tamil prince who was married to the king’s daughter, composed the Sinhala lexicon Namavalia. It is clear from this scholarly work that the author had attained a high level of proficiency in the Sinhala language.
              Continued

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        The Buddhist remnants all have Prakrit inscriptions. If there was an age old Tamil kingdom in Jaffna, it should be NOTICED by OTHERS and LEFT archeological remains. I guess you have common sense to understand that? k
        Now why have ANYONE even your cousins in TN mention about any Tamil kingdom in SL? When they talk about conquests in SL and mention Sinhala kingdoms multiple times, why do they fail to mention you? was this Tamil kingdom INVISIBLE? Why did North Indians, Siamese, Burmese fail to mention you? Invisible?

        Where are the artifacts? If there was a civilisation in North, there should be remnants as equal to those in Anuradhapura or at least in Magampura. Have you heard about Magampura, i am sure you have not. But there is no such thing in Jaffna. NO single literary work, no single cultural achievement.
        If you come from a millenia old Tamil kingdom in Jaffna you wont look like a bad copy paste of real Tamil civilisation in TN. You should have evolved into something different and produced different cultural achievements.
        And last Jaffna does NOT have a water source for such a civilisation. No ancient civilisation ever appeared in places where there is NO water source.

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        Just use your common sense, can two different civilsations emerge in a small island in the ancient world? And how does this Ancient Tamil civilisation had the same borders as todays’ provinces?
        And when the Sinhalese have left multiple remnants of their civilisation while continuing the same practices till today, why could not the Tamils in Jaffna leave anything?

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          Sach the confirmed racist, the first civilisation in Srilanka is Dravidian, and before 10,000 years Srilanka and Tamil Nadu were contiguous land mass. You have been brain washed by Sinhala racists that Sinhalese were of Aryan descent and at the time of their arrival in the country, people were uncivilised, and it is they who started a 2500 year old civilisation. Excavation in Settikulam recently of a 10,000 year old civilisation has debunked Sinhala propaganda as rubbish. At the time of writing of Mahavamsa, there was no Sinhala language and Pali had to be used. Sinhala language and from it Sinhala ethnic group with an own identity developed in 7AD, similar to how Malayalam ethnic group developed. Your core genetic material is South Indian, and at one time all South Indians were Tamils. Stop coming out with your nonsense and accept that your ancestors were Tamils.

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            If I were you Sach, I would rather accept that our ancestors were Bonobos than Tamils.

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          Sach the stupid,

          2000 years ago in Lanka says your own history book (read it carefully),
          Dutugemunu’s father King Kavantissa, the king of Rohana (Kingdom in Southern Sri Lanka) tells Dutugemunu not to invade the Northern territory (Rajarata), the land of the Damilas. He says, Rohana the region on this side of the river (Southern territory) has enough land. There is evidence in the Mahavamsa that the Northern territory (Rajarata) was occupied by the Tamils even before Dutugemunu. It also says, Dutugemunu had to conquer not just one Tamil king (Elara) but 32 Tamil Chieftains around the Northern territory (Anuradhapura principality). He also killed around sixty thousand Tamils in the war. How could there be a Tamil king, 32 Tamil chieftains and sixty thousand Tamils (only the dead) there were no Tamil settlements (Demel-gam-bim) in the Northern territory. Why did the Tamil kings (invaders or invitees) rule only the Northern territory (Rajarata) and NOT the Southern territory (Rohana)?

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    Dumb Native Veddo: You always think anyone who has a view different from you is wrong. Yahapanaya is not democratic. It not thuggish as the earlier govt was said to be. govt is not even open as we should expect. They are hiding a lot. Yet, the earlier govt had so many enemies and Mahinda Rajapakse did not take that into account. The reason he lost was not that. He tried to show the middle finger to everybody. He allowed his family, henchmen, friends everybody steal the way they want and he thought he could make it.
    right now the govt is not thuggish. It is the same old govt with shameless thieves. MY3 is powerless because UNP and SLPP both are sabotaging. MY3 lost if he gave away power. He should be like Mahinda Rajapakse then. that means he is decisive but not thuggish. Take the decisions and go his way.
    Democracy is BS. Democracy meant by you people are religious begotry, anarchy and lack of respect to majority wishes. Right now govt is in disarray. SLPP got what they wanted.
    Democracy that DJ talks is also not respecting rules.

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      Jim softy Dimwit

      Stupido I know you have a tendency to habitually lift your bum above your head and scream foul when you see my rational comments. That is healthy for your mental development because your attempt to grasp substance of my comment is frustrating for you.

      By the way dimwit had you read my comments intensively and wait another year for the substance to sink in your block head you might have begun to understand the core point, and I have plenty of them. Re-read what I have quoted:

      “What power have you got?”

      “Where did you get it from?”

      “In whose interests do you use it?”

      “To whom are you accountable?”

      “How do we get rid of you?”

      As far as the great socialist Tony Benn was concerned these were the litmus tests. Its much much easier to train a donkey or monkey but not a Lanky. It is much harder if the Lanky belongs to Sinhala/Buddhist gang of fascists.

      I know it would be a painful experience to learn new things. However give it a try you have nothing to lose.

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    “East wind is prevailing over wets wind”
    but this is load of gastric wind from you…emitting a nasty smell

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      Ajith
      I strongly suggest you wait for the next full moon day.Face the North and take a big dose of Vada Kaha Sudiye,. That should help you clean out the cobwebs that seem to mar your ability to think properly. In the evening run up and take a mouthful of Ranil.’s “you know what”and keep on dreaming. You should be fully cured from an illness called hamuvandinaitis. Good luck with your future but the prognosis is not good old chap.

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        Percy Baby,

        I like your advice and bravery to cure illnesses. I am sue you are still sucking tasty milk from Mahinda mami. Careful your mouth going to blast into pieces. Anyway, we are aware that dark moon phase is coming soon and we must be cautious.

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        Percy the dated Pathetic

        “Face the North and take a big dose of Vada Kaha Sudiye,.”

        Did it work for your wife/partner if you had one? Did Vada Kaha Sudiya make her fairer? You stupid family it was a spin by your local astrologer.

        If she was disappointed try a mouthful of Ranil.’s “you know what”and keep her dreaming.

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          Stupid Tamil Vedda
          You don’t get it do you. Vada kaha sudiya was prescribed for imbeciles like you. It won’t work for highly regarded intellectuals like me. In fact if I see you on the road I will cross it at risk of life and limb because you are a polluter. Now that you are away from Jaffna Brahmins don’t have to worry about you polluting their surrounds. You have crept into Colombo and have forgotten your beginnings and behaving like a rabid dog.

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            Percy, “Vadakaha Sudiya was prescribed for imbeciles like you”, no during eclipse of 1955, it was prescribed in Lankadeepa news paper to Sinhala idiots like you. How many of your stupid Sinhala people ended up in hospital with diarrhoea and vomiting. Unfortunately your mother did not consume it, because if she had taken it, she would have aborted you and saved the world from your nuisance.

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              Sakkara
              Stupid Sinhala people drank vadakaha sudhiya. Great observation
              Now what were the stupid Tamils doing at the time.? Looking at the eclipse and indulging in some self abuse? Chikay Sakkara we know you buggers are parasites living off the bounty of the South but we did not know of this demala vikarey!

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      Rajash

      “but this is load of gastric wind from you…emitting a nasty smell”

      Its all from a a racist windbag.
      Windbag – a person who talks at length but says little of any value.

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    Mao managed to emancipate a backward traumatized peasant nation. But in doing so, he managed to kill millions of peasants. So DJ unless you have blood lust or class envy, kindly detest from touting Tyrants like Mao, Stalin etc or Pol Pot for that matter. Tens of millions were killed or died in brutal conditions in their fucking great leap forward. Yes that may have been necessary, but none of his relatives died or suffered from poverty. Communist party officials had the BEST of everything. Now if you cite Ho-Chi-Minh, that is different because he truly lived to his ideals and lived a life of modesty. Not Mao, not Stalin, Not Polpot, not the Castros, not the fat ugly North Korean family dynastic tyrants etc.,

    Here is what I am going to tell you. UNP will come first on Feb 10th. MR SLPP Pohottu group led by Basil 10 percent will come a distant second. Minorities will come third and Sirisena will be dumped. What then?

    Ranil Wickremesinghe will become the President if he runs in 2020. No other person can win against him. MR has charisma and is the most loved politician in SL but he too was getting to be too greedy and people voted against him. Basil is a crook. Gota is great but just like how Obama won because only about 39% to 45% whites voted for him but 98% of blacks voted for him, in states that mattered he won despite White majority voting AGAINST him. RW will get almost 99% of Tamil vote; more than 90% of Moor Tamil speaking Dravidian Muslim votes and bulk of the Sinhala Catholic vote which only went to CBK and SLFP and in the post war election. They have now gone back to roost in their UNP. Nothing anyone says will move them back to MR or SLFP.

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    Rajash you have your nose in the correct spot. Now gently wiggle your tongue and get a taste of the gravy you will taste Post Feb 2018!

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      Percy dated pathetic toilet watcher

      “Rajash you have your nose in the correct spot. Now gently wiggle your tongue and get a taste of the gravy you will taste Post Feb 2018!”

      The one you enjoyed on 9th January 2015 and 18th August 2015. It was very generous of you to share your personal experience. If you are lucky you might have the same opportunity on 11th February 2018 as well. Wish you a happy ……….gravy tasting day.

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    This government ‘More democratic’? My foot!
    Forget the Central Bank robbery for a moment and think of their most recent crimes and criminal acts!
    Yahapalana police shot and killed an unarmed youth in Kataragama yesterday! Nobody can protest against it!
    The 14 year old girl, who was gang-raped in Tissa (a Southern village in Sri Lanka) two weeks ago, has died. The rapists are reported to have consumed liquor before the crime at UNP election office in the area and are supporters of the UNP candidate. What a bunch of animals and the UNP is silent on the crime!
    Arrogant behavior of the Chief Minister of Uva is another case of gross violation of democratic rights of the innocent voiceless people of Sri Lanka. This bastard chief minister is a member of President Sirisena’s inner circle, and knows he is ‘safe’ under Y-pala.
    15 MPs of Tamil National Alliance have been apparently bribed by the Yahapalana government to vote in favor of the last budget; (A startling revelation by a TNA MP in today’s papers).
    Law is twisted by law makers themselves!

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    Dayan, Ideal democracy is not found anywhere in the world.
    Lanka can pride itself in democratic elections. People accept that MR government and the present GoSL were elected. For some reasons one needed white-vans to govern and the other manages without. You seem to like one of them but the silent majority does not fancy your choice.

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    NV,

    I really feel sorry for you, trying to educated Dayan the D…..

    He is a dumb … who cannot identify killers and murderers from the looks of their faces and ably supported by their acts. My contention is a person of that calibre, will never be able to reason out whatever you try to tell him, its an utter waste of your valuable time.

    Just ignore the dumb a.., his doctorate is not worth the paper it is written on and as far as his worth to the society, it would have been much better if he had been anything, other than a two legged creature, may be would have helped the society in some way. As it is, he is a walking disaster in human form.

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    The following part grabbed my attention instantly:-
    Liberal-centric populism
    Progressive nationalist-populism
    Technocratic authoritarian populism
    .
    Clearly, the common denominator is populism which all three leaders seem to have chosen only as a political strategy.
    .
    What is my own policy which I think is best for Sri Lanka:- “Econo-patriot nationalist-populism.”
    .
    I have no intention to write on this further. But, I wish to stress the point that Sri Lanka is in need of a ruthlessly ambitious new leader from the ordinary public, not from elites, who could deconstruct the present foundation of western-centric all dependent policy and reconstruct the country based on a new foundation.
    .
    Obviously, all the three leaders; Sirisena, Mahinda and Gotabhaya can only think of how to reconstruct the country based on the same failed foundation we had for 7 decades. Reconstructing the country based on a new foundation is a momumental challenge and these three are nowhere in leading the country to that direction as evidently they have no clue as to what type of foundation the country needs.

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      Excuse me, I saw this only now. I didn’t mean econo actually. What I meant was economic patriotism. Again it’s definition is not the American rooted popular definition. I have a homegrown vision.

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    Did you write anything when CJ was impeached and ousted and humiliated by MR because crooked Basil could not get to State Coffers by her ruling?

    Did you notice Sirisena accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court and no one insulted the judges in Parliament or called for the CJ’s impeachment?

    Remember How JRJ got the houses of judges stoned by police backed thugs? They did it after they cut lights to people’s houses.

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    Basil is a booruwa.

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    A useful information.
    The report published online today byPresidential Commision inquiring Fraud, corruption and Abuse of power recommended legal actions against Mahinda Rajapakse and Gotapaya Rajapakse.

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    The Liberal Democracy of not only that confined to politics, it has system of Economic policies are nexus to theory of development .It is dramatically an opposites to national capitalism that old path of neo-liberalism or neo-colonialism advocated by UNP current leadership of Ranil W.. and his team.
    The well known so-called Liberal democracy was produce by the criminal order of Imperialist capitalism end of second world war in 1945.

    The theory of development of other aspects of path which our country demand by New vision .
    Therefor economic developing of nations like us, which demand for new vision of no other than by only the path is sustainability of capitalism. Undoubtedly this new form & path of national capitalism having certain features of developing nation wealth by ongoing new globalization since year 1990.

    By and large an industrial, agriculture and services of different means of rising living standard which means rising output. The very simple reason that our nation income depend on its output?
    While ours GDP is measure by both output and income ,in case of if people makes it ,and whole nation owns it.

    While we want that manpower competitiveness by increased skill, training and experience hence production output shifted by new innovation technology. By new innovation set of policies of development and democracy of an Island.
    The policies of competitiveness which are pro-growth but promoted foster investment in manpower, physical, social and knowledge capital has been ensure the New capital formation and deployed wisely in Sri lanka.
    This is forms of capital may flow to oversees that an important to be consideration of taken various productive factors. At the same time government intervention is essential, when market economic failure to delivered want nation required for overall development of the country. .In nutshell capitalism can be flexible, but its depend on suited ours civilization and political-economic an order of modern represtattives democracy governances.

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    We are in new ERA different from past since 1990 of New Globalization of Capitalist .
    Well said New Democracy Revolution an initiated in 1945 that by Mao Zedong of CPC was advocated non-development of path of Capitalist .
    The world objective situation that permitted an existence of USSR under CPSU having guarantee at certain level Economic stability in globally. The industrial and agriculture pace growth of Socialist Economy of USSR ensure substantial development.

    It was go beyond that Soviet Union had been enlarge and extended support an economic sovereignty to other nations who won Liberation for Imperialist domination and its plundering of wealth by colonial and feudal system of relevant countries, nation and people through the world. By revolutionary of democracy state was possible at that time by leadership of Works and peasants of Marxist political parties.
    Indeed the matter of fact USSR and CPSU was bastion of Socialist Revolution all over the Globe.

    When PRC won liberation under CPC led by Mao 1949 , by such an environment in politically economically and socially having key positive factors remain for Non-Capitalist path was possibilities were ample rooms are permitted in world platform.
    But that the development of productive forces was hardly required for country like PRC was at 5000 years of civilization and China was semi-Colonial and semi Feudal nation time of liberation 1949. When People democracy came into being under CPC. PRC want new vision of theory of development by CPC has to looking after.

    cont..

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      Part 2
      What has happen during era of Mao that USSR has lost cause of socialism since late 1950tees.
      CPSU has shifted new path of decaling socialist order in USSR by deviated Marxism and Leninism principles of CPSU was advocated since 1917 October Revolution . The negative evolutionary history of capitalist path of USSR and CPUS was disintegrated and dismantle socialist state by leadership of Grobachove!…. 1991.
      The new factors was arise in US led Imperialism has change by collapsed of Soviet Union of USSR in after 1991. That is how New Globalization came into being 1990.
      We want rational line of democracy not that liberal democracy, but we demand for sustsnsbility of mode of capitalism, by which give new venture capitalism base market Economy nexus to state enterprises..

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    There’s no end to the shameless lies of the Tamils. First they invade the Sinhalese island and destroy all the Buddhist places of worship in the north, and ethnically cleanse the Sinhalese. Then a few centuries later claim that these Buddhist monuments have been left by Tamils!! This is simply SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS!! The truth of the matter is that, if not for the Tamils invading and taking possession of the north and destroying the Buddhist viharas and temples these Buddhist sites would still be functional and in use.
     
    Tamils trying to falsify history and appropriate the Sinhalese people’s historical and cultural heritage should not be tolerated any more – legal action should be taken using international laws protecting cultural heritage.
     
    It is plain and pure stupid to claim that the ancient Buddhist monuments in the north and east are left by Tamils, while the Tamils can’t even prove having a continuous presence. Moreover all the inscriptions found at these Buddhist sites are in Sinhala Brahmi.
     
    The political history and geography of this region is very well proven by literary sources and also by archeological finds – Tamils are native ONLY to Tamilnadu and Tamils in this island are a diaspora of Tamilnadu should not even be up for discussion; claiming otherwise as Tamils are doing is nothing but falsification of history.
     
    All this started in a small scale when the Tamils started claiming that they are indigenous to Srilanka a few decades ago, making appalling theories about Sinhalese being Tamils and ridiculing and mocking everything that is dear to the Sinhalese and what make up the Sinhalese cultural and historical heritage and identity. It is high time Sinhalese take legal action using international laws to stop this theft.

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    Tamils have all their historical roots in Tamilnadu. Everything that defines the Tamils, i.e the Tamil language and culture was formed in Tamilnadu. As such Tamils do not have any historical attachment to this island. Until recently Tamils never claimed anything else than that they had come from Tamilnadu and settled here. Then suddenly in the beginning of the 20th century, they started rejecting their connection to Tamilnadu and making these obnoxious claims about being indigenous to this island – claiming that even Sinhalese kings were actually Tamil, ancient Sinhalese monuments are supposed to have been built by Tamils and even the ancient Sinhalese kingdoms of Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa, Kandy are all supposed to be Tamil kingdoms. This is nothing but falsification of history and appropriation and grand theft of historical and cultural heritage of the Sinhalese. Even the Veddas are not spared – they too are supposed be socalled Dravidians !
     
    Tamil Buddhist theory was put forward by Tamil fanatics only very recently, just to claim the ancient Buddhist remains as theirs. But they have a few small problems with this claim, because all the inscriptions in these sites are in Sinhala Brahmi and also they can’t explain how all Tamils suddenly became Hindus.
     
    Buddhism was never a significant religion among Tamils. The national religion of the Tamils have always been Hinduism, particularly Saivism. All the Tamil kingdoms were Hindu kingdoms.
     
    Manimekalai and Silappadikaram proves that Buddhism was a marginal religion among Tamils, when these epics were written. Also, Mannipallavam mentioned in Manimekalai has been identified as Jaffna/Nagadipa by Tamils themselves, but the fact that Manimekalai clearly states that the Nagas in Mannipallavam did not speak Tamil is just ignored by the Tamils.

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    Thero has no interest in analyzing the Lankawe politics. He doesn’t want to be Jeyamanne No2. He knows Old Royals can do anything to him, but Ranil and New King will protect the criminal Old Royals. So he has sworn his allegiance to Old Criminal Gang and to the bottle of Old wine for the rest of his life. China is just above the third world countries and the Asian lions like Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong are neck and neck with Sweden Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Denmark… . ….Thero has realized, after reading all the CT comments, Castro is not a person sought. So he is saying now only Lenin, Mao and Putin are the ones sought. When time comes, he will fix his error on Putin and Mao, Lenin, like he corrected with Cuba and Castro and Venezuela Chavez. Thero does not know Russian History. Lenin created Stalin Era. That was as much like Chandrika created Old regime Era. To liberate the country from Stalin era, it took many leaders from Khrushchev to Gorbachev. Other than Brezhnev, all others contributed to liberate Russia from the lock Lenin created. Then Yeltsin handed over to Putin. Putin took it to Western Economy, but kept the communist authoritarianism. Ping also liberated the economy. He did not risk the danger the Russian leaders under took. He thought that economic growth will bring China other freedoms too, by taking example from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

    Chandrika created Old regime Era. But as Lankaweyans has never a history of liberating them, Ex American State Secretary chased Old regime out of Temple Tree House and brought freedom to the Sinhala Buddhist Modayas. Because Old is chased out, there is no opposition party.

    TNA is not an opposition Party. It is not just because Sumanthiran’s endeavor for Paper Boy Ministerial Job.

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    It is because Tamils and Sinhalese cannot come in one government. This is just like China and Taiwan. Because Tamils cannot be in a government with Sinhalese, TNA cannot be the part of Sharia – Yahapalanaya Government. That is why TNA could not be an opposition. The explanation Thero gives because TNA is minor party so it cannot be an opposition party is only because Thero does not know what is democracy is but only knows what is center- left-right- up -down- above- under- Socialistic – Cuban communism. Thero’s confused explanation is the evidence of what the damage the foreign liquors have caused to his brain.
    Thero Comedy doesn’t know that the number determines only who rule and who oppose; it does not determine who to be excluded from opposition. So TNA is pretending as opposition as it was forcefully kept in Lankawe by the Rapist Army. If the Yahapalanaya Rapist Army let TNA go free JVP is the opposition. GLP’s One man Thavil, the Solo Slap Party cannot be opposition, because even the one man in that, GLP is not a proper MP, he cannot sit on the opposition bench in the parliament. These are Atomic Physics as far the Thero liquor damaged brain, so he doesn’t understand these. As Castro no longer to pay for the Essays Thero have haven got written, now he is dependent on Chinese to have his essays written and delivered to him. The strangest Phenomena in the Asian Wonder, Lankawe is the uneducated Modaya Wimal can form a party, but the Double PhD in war criminology, the Old King is scared to form a party. This clownish coward is the one, once described by Western Media as the strong man of Lankawe. Amaradasa, Champika, Uadaya, Karuna, Deva, Mubarak… all can form parties. But the Old King is unable to form one.

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    Come on guys, even GLP has his own darling, but not Old King. So SWRD’s stunt of breaking from UNP and winning with SLFP is not even dream for these war criminals. All what can Olds do is just murder their enemies white vanning. If Sampanthar was not there, if had not saved the New King in January, 2015, if Yahapalanaya was not success in forming, if John Kerry could not success in chasing out Old King from Temple Tree House, Old King now might have enjoyed warmth of the UN electric Chair. Until something like that happen even by accident, Thero would be prudent not to write anything against Old Royals.

    What the New playing now is, he is maintaining a cordial family unity with Old Royals. By maintaining the tip of the surface relationship, New is blocking Ranil us using his extreme maneuvering to walk over him. If GLP’s Slap Party shows any surprise, everybody’s expectation is Old will jump in there and capture the leadership of Slap Party. Then what New will do is offer the leadership of SLFP to Old. This will confuse the Old, because that time GLP’s Slap Party has already killed the SLFP and after that only SLFP leadership is coming to Old Crook. If accepts the leadership for SLFP, he has to trash GLP and Slap Party and rebuild the SLFP against SLAP Party (UNP is not in this picture). Suppose the Slap Party did not perform as expected, then New King will break up with Olds and will work with UNP for his 2nd term. In that case he will have to give up some of Ranil’s demand for PM becomes stronger than EP. Thero is just writing that the Old regimes cared and developed the country only he to survive. He knows what kind of rubbish is that writing.

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      Hi Mallaiyuran, Next time try to write in English, that is, if you can.

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    Well said Sach. Tamil claims do not make any sense at all. Their dumb theories contradict with all known linguistic and anthropological principals, and also their own arguments contradict with each other.
     
    In addition to what you have said about Tamils in Tamilnadu using the Tamil language and Tamils in Srilanka supposedly using prakrit end up speaking the same language, the Tamils miraculously show no linguistic convergence with the Sinhalese and the Veddas who the Tamil would have had to live with in the same island, if the Tamils have been here for thousands of years as they claim.
     
    So actually if we are to believe what the Tamils claim we have to believe in about 2-3 linguistic and anthropological miracles!! Because results of the scenarios Tamils describe are linguistically impossible to achieve as languages differentiate when people move and settle in new places. This happens due to various reasons like the differences in cultural contacts people make and natural barriers etc. A very relevant example is Malayalam and Tamil differentiating from each other and becoming separate languages around 900 – 1000 A.D due to the natural barrier created by the western Ghats, though situated in a contiguous area, and we have the Tamils in Sri Lanka making this unbelievable claim that they have been in this island for millennia but they have ended up speaking the same language of Tamilnadu which lies 30-40 kilometers across the ocean.

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    After the Tamils who had invaded the Sinhalese island and taken over the Jaffna area in the 13th century, the Tamil invaders started to bring Tamil settlers and settling them in Jaffna and the Wannies, starting from the 14th century. This displaced most of the Sinhalese from Jaffna and the Wannie. The Tamil occupation of this area started in this manner and the Tamils were Hindus adhering to Saiva Siddhatana. They were not Buddhists and as their actions show they were directly hostile to Buddhism as they destroyed many Buddhist temples and viharas. Now a few centuries later the Tamils are claiming that these very Sinhalese Buddhists sites they destroyed are Tamil, while all historical documents, inscriptions and other archaeological finds, and the very fact that the there are no Tamil Buddhists prove that the Buddhist remains are left by the Sinhalese who were ethnically cleansed by the Tamils!!
     
    In 1544, when Sankili the Tamil ruler ethnically cleansed the Buddhists from Jaffna, all the Buddhists were Sinhalese. What happened to the socalled Tamil Buddhists?
     
    This ethnically cleansing of the Buddhists from Jaffna is narrated in the Tamil document Yalpana Vaipava Malai and corroborated by Portuguese documents:
     
    After the massacre of the Christians Sankili’s insane fury longed for more victims and he fell upon the Buddhists of Jaffna who were all Sinhalese. He expelled them beyond the limits of the country and destroyed their numerous places of worship. Most of them betook themselves to the Vannis and the Kandyan territories.
     
    What were these numerous Buddhist places of worship the Tamils destroyed in 1544, when they ethnically cleansed the Sinhalese from Jaffna?
     
    Kadurugoda (Kantarrodai), Velipura (Vallipuram), Nagadipa, Dambakola patuna etc. Today all Tamilized into unrecognizable names.

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