17 December, 2017

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Prabhakaran’s Historic Errors

By Bruce Tamilson

Bruce Tamilson

First of all, we all need to acknowledge that there is an ethnic problem between minority Tamils and majority Singhalese for decades. Tamil political leaders, such as Sir Pon Ramanathan and Sir Pon Arunachalam, failed to secure the rights of minority Tamils. The succeeders such as Mr G.G Ponnambalam and Mr Celvanayakam et al staged peaceful protest to reclaim Tamil’s rights. But we all know how the Sinhalese majority handled them. Also, in many ways, Tamils were discriminated and abused racially. The circumstances and political environment forced Tamils to choose the violence. It is justifiable to a degree because Tamils grabbed violence method after all other measures failed. An unbiased reader should accept above points before continue read. Prabhakaran’s purpose was right. This article does not criticize his purpose. Also, This article does not disregard what Sri Lankan governments and forces have done to Tamils. Sri Lankan government has committed more mistakes than LTTE. I am not portraying, as all Singhalese are cruel. I am trying to say some politicians and some racist Sinhalese must take the responsibility for the bloody war.

Mr Prabhakaran was a well-disciplined and altruistic individual. He did not betray the Tamils. He did not have a super luxurious life. He had the capacity to develop a conventional armed force and defacto government. He developed very good war tactics and equipment. He was a genuine and trustworthy leader. He had the good intention for the Tamils. The above all features do not exempt from criticism. Many Tamils would feel that what qualification do I have to criticize the leader. Fortunately, I do not need to have any qualification to criticize anyone. We are living in a world with freedom of speech. We have the right to criticize even the God, so why not the leader. As a rule, human minds find hard to accept whatever against their view. A matured, unbiased and educated individual will accept the facts even though their heart inhibits.

Killing of fellow Tamils and refusal of pluralism

At the beginning of the arm struggle, there were several groups of Tamil fighters appeared. They all had the same goal and intentions. As fate of Tamils, we are never united. Inter- group battles started and LTTE killed Tamil youths of other armed group and vise versa. Regarding this, the response from Prabhakaran is ‘if we don’t kill them, they would have killed us’; A rational response. It could be a negligible and acceptable error for LTTE supporters but a gross mistake for affected family. This issue has created first enemies for LTTE within Tamils. When LTTE leader was pronounced as dead, I witnessed a Tamilian gave sweets to people. The person’s brother was killed by LTTE. We cannot say that he was being selfish unless we have someone killed in our family by LTTE. People can say thousands explanations but killing other Tamils was a mistake and non-justifiable. In nutshell, Prabhakaran was failed to handle the other Tamils groups non-violently and failed to work together.

Ethnic cleansing of Muslims from Jaffna

A permanent damage to the relationship between Tamils and Muslim and it is shame for all Tamils. All the Muslims of North were asked to leave within 72 hours leaving all the possession. The reason for this incidence stated as Muslim were not participating in freedom fight and betraying the Tamils. It was cruel to ask them to leave without any possessions or earnings of hardworking. Not even single Tamil protested or voiced against this issue at material time. It is historical shame for North Tamils. If your mind find hard to accept it as wrong, imagine all the western countries send Tamils diaspora back to Jaffna, leaving all the possession earned. No human would accept or support ethnic cleansing. It gives a reason for Muslims to be a separate participant in the talk of political solution and to identify them as separate ethnic group. It is an irreversible error.

Killing of innocent Singhalese

There were several incidences where innocents Singhalese were killed by LTTE. In fact, Sri Lankan forces have killed multiple numbers of Tamil civilians but this is not a justification for killing innocent Singhalese. LTTE wanted to revenge or wanted a change the attitude of Singhalese towards war could be the possible explanations behind it. As human being, we should never support a killing of other innocents. If my heart finds it is acceptable to kill other innocents, it means my mind became ill and cruel. Many Tamils have this ill mind of accepting above. Unfortunately, Sri Lankan Government should take responsibility for making the Tamil minds ill by bombing Tamils and made them suffer. These killing of innocents definitely have brought negative image of LTTE around the world.

Dictatorship and arrogance

It is obvious and inevitable for a certain extent to have dictatorship during wartime and in armed culture. It is always been complained that bottom level leaders have abused the power in many ways. There are several people who are affected by LTTE repression in many ways. Many of them, including educated and business people had to leave the LTTE controlled area. Even though, power abuse is committed by bottom and middle level leaders, Prabhakaran holds the ultimate responsibility. He holds the blame for ignorance. For many Tamils, it is an ordinary or tiny issue but for those who affected could have lost a fortune or even life.

Politically immaturity

Prabhakaran did not believe in politics as much he believed on armed fights. This could be due to the lessons he learnt from past. In fact, politics is equivalently important as armed fight to achieve the goal. Prabhakaran did not put enough effort into political route. LTTE was involved in peace talks time to time, but never was a genuine talk. LTTE always have used the peace talk to buy time. Prabhakaran did not listen to anyone else other than Anton Balasingham, the political adviser. Prabhakaran was failed to develop a strong political circle parallel to armed groups. He should have included many educated Tamil diaspora and allowed independent politicians locally. Later stage, LTTE also tried to form political wing, but it was just seen as member of LTTE than a political team. LTTE never encouraged democratic way of electing leaders in the community. LTTE appointed them as convenient to them like puppets. He strongly believed that acquisition of land and killing SL army would have brought Tamileelam. He ignored the fact that there is something more than that such as international support and acceptance.

Did not accept anything less than Tamil Eelam

Prabhakaran was strictly glued to the Tamil Nationalism ideology. He has even said to kill him if he comes down from the ideology. It is not wrong to have the Tamil Nationalism ideology. Prabhakaran has refused all the other solutions and did not let others to accept it. He should have let others to go with the political solution and he could have remained armed until a stable solution reached. He has murdered whoever accepted less than Tamileelam. This has a big cost now, as you see, we ended up zero. If Prabaharan did let other political parties to go with the Indo-Lanka agreement. We would have left with something now, at least a merged northeast. Basically, The war did not take us to zero but it took to less than zero.

Failed to adjust the world

After the September 11 US attack, the world’s eyes on freedom fighters have changed. Prabhakaran was reluctant to adapt to that change. International community was persistently condemning against child soldiers, killing innocents, assassination of political leaders and black tigers [suicide bombing]. Prabhakaran did not take those into account and strongly believed on autonomous. He failed to impress or get sympathy of west because of his stubborn attitude. He always thought we could survive without rest of the world.

Killing of Rajiv Gandhi

Indian army has committed offence against Tamils. But why did LTTE kill Rajiv? To revenge or fallen into the trap of Delhi politicians. At the material time, the decision of killing Rajiv was ludicrous if we compare the benefits [revenging or other] and future impact on LTTE. Opposing India was a not a wise choice made by LTTE. Even, LTTE has admitted as unfortunate event. We all have witnessed the consequences. Also, India will never allow independent Tamil Eelam because it will lead to independent Tamil Nadu. In addition, if there is Tamil eelam, there will be china and Pakistan base in the south Singhalese land, which will be a threat to Indian security. Independent Tamileelam will only possible, if Tamil Nadu becomes independent nation first.

Premature violation of ceasefire

Prabhakaran never believed in peace talk, as usual he wanted to buy time and build up the military. He should have build up politically more and removed the terrorist barring of west before violating the peace talk. It was a wrong time to start the war while Sonia Ghandi was in power. At least LTTE should have maintained peace until the end of congress term finishes. LTTE fail to predict the Sonia Ghandi revenge attitude beforehand.

Used civilian as human Shield

Many Tamilian will disagree on it but it is the unfortunate truth. Since 1990s LTTE never allowed people to move freely out of LTTE controlled area. During the end period of war, not only LTTE did not allow the people to move but also did shelling from civilian crowded area and safe zone. This does not justify the bombing of Tamils by SL Army. However, LTTE must take part of the responsibility for the death of Tamil civilians.

Failed to get support of other nation

LTTE never relied on other countries for any sort of support. Prabhakaran believed on self- sufficient. Considering the outcome of war, LTTE must have formed an allied country at least secretly. If they have had a good allied country like USA, Russia, India, China or Pakistan, it would have been impossible to fully defeat the LTTE. Prabhakaran never believed that Goals could be achieved by devious ways. Prabhakaran thought of “dying for principles” is impractical for achieving goals and not suitable for current world.

Losing Jaffna

Lose of Jaffna had the great impact on LTTE’s future. Jaffna was highly populated area and was the main source of recruits. They should have remained in Jaffna and eliminated SL army with any cost. At some stage, In Vanni, they used to recruit forcefully one member from each family. If they have implemented the same rules in Jaffna in 1990s, LTTE would not have lost Jaffna and the war. Also, it would have been harder for SL army to recapture the north. It would have been easy for LTTE to control the land and sea of North.

Failed to predict and prevent Karuna’s Defect

Betrayal is not new for LTTE and history of Tamils. LTTE must have learnt lesson starting from Mathaia. LTTE had the principle of central power. But in Karuna case, Prabhakaran failed because of over trusting. LTTE has realized the error of leaving karuna independently in East but it was too late. The power devolution to Karuna has a cost of entire aspiration of Tamils.

Autocratic leadership

Some people would say this is his main strength but others would say this is the one that destroyed all. Nevertheless, scientifically, if all the power is concentrated to a single man and if he makes independent decision, it will very unlikely to be the wisest mechanism. Prabhakaran never thought of forming groups of decision makers or policy makers. He failed to utilize the great minds of Educated Tamils. Even in his defecto government, he did everything apart from parliament and democratic election. The history taught us many times that in the world autocratic leadership would not survive long.

Prabhakaran have had created a great freedom fight for Tamils and he also hold the responsible for its defeat. As the victories were claimed, the blame for the defeats to be accepted. Whatever happened, whatever world says, whatever media report, what ever Singhalese shouts, whatever SL government articulates the ultimate Truth is more than 90 percentages of Tamils in Sri Lanka and abroad do support LTTE. They were the only representative of Tamils. Under Prabhakaran, the Tamils were united. As always, curse for Tamils to be not united. Now, there are several politicians, parties and groups are fighting for a political solution to Sri Lankan Tamils. We will never learn lesson from past. Tamils are greedy for power and have an attitude of refusing criticism. Tamils can be bought easily for money. Tamils are selfish; they do care more about their family and self. Particularly, whoever live abroad are utterly selfish. They all fled abroad without fighting for their rights. They will never return back to homeland. However, Tamil diaspora does something, at least gives solidarity.
All the Tamils need to be united under single umbrella but Tamils are not in the mindset to accept someone as leader. Above all, there is no one deserve to be a true leader. Unity makes our voice to be heard. Also, we need to accept any offer from Singhalese as interim solution or trial rather than demanding all at once. I do accept, we need more power, it can be achieved gradually rather than living with nothing. We often forget something is better than nothing.

If the Sri Lankan government fails to offer a solution to Tamil’s issue, sooner or later there will be another conflict. Sri Lankan government and Racist parties may try to shift the ethnic population ratio in northeast and play political dramas to avoid solution but it will fuel the issue. It is not possible to suppress the aspirations and rights of people by violence or forcing unwanted solution. Northern Ireland is an example to learn from. You can still see the news of bombing and assassinations. I am not justifying any violence but we need to learn and accept the fact. Without a political solution, there will never be a reconciliation. What type of solution is needed should not be an individual’s or political party’s decision. The people need to have a say on it, particularly Tamils.

 

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    Bruce Tamilson

    “Prabhakaran’s Historic Errors”

    Being born.

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      Bruce Tamilson

      RE: Prabhakaran’s Historic Errors

      1. “First of all, we all need to acknowledge that there is an ethnic problem between minority Tamils and majority Singhalese for decades.”

      Correction:

      First of all, we all need to acknowledge that there is an ethnic problem between minority Para-Tamils and majority Para-Singhalese for millennia, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, illegally occupied by the Paras.
      .

      2. ” Tamil political leaders, such as Sir Pon Ramanathan and Sir Pon Arunachalam, failed to secure the rights of minority Tamils. “

      They became too greedy. They wanted 50/50 when they did not represent 50% of the population, and the offer of 40/40 was not good enough. Besides they went along with the Racists, to disenfranchise the Estate Tamils. Only the Leftist parties opposed. There is a saying in Wall Street,

      Bulls make money
      Bears make money

      Pigs get slaughtered.

      You know rest of the story.

      Sir Pon Ramanathan, Sir Pon Arunachalam and Velupillai Prabakaran wanted to be Pigs.

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        Bruce Tamilson

        Correction:

        “They wanted 50/50 when they did not represent 50% of the population, and the offer of 40/40 was not good enough”

        CORRECTED:

        They wanted 50/50 when they did not represent 50% of the population, and the offer of 40/60was not good enough

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          Great response Amarasiri. Thanks for that. I did not read the article. It is too long for me to concentrate on. By the time I reach the middle, I would not remember anything about the beginning.

          Furthermore, it has to be bullshit and I don’t have time to read bullshit. You may well ask how I know it is bullshit if I do not read it. let us se the statistics.

          It has only 2370 words. If Bruce Tamilson can even just mention, leave alone adequately cover, Prabha’s errors in 2370 words, then I would say that Bruce Springsteen can put all his songs in 2370 words. The author may be another Bruce. But there is a limit to one even a Bruce can do.

          Prabha caused the death of at least 60,000 people. most of them Tamils. In fact he killed more Tamils than the Army did. Anyway, that means one word for every 31.6 of his victims. Is that enough? I don’t think so!

          Without reading even a word of the article I can tell you that Bruce does not mention the biggest fault of Prabhakaran. It was his love for his chicken curry. That was root cause for all his other faults and errors.

          Prabha was a brilliant tactician when it came to CC (Chicken Curry), which was prohibited material according to rules of his wife.

          So he devised this brilliant tactic of ‘the last dinner’ with the suicide bomber, where he had CC with the poor idiot who would become a human bomb the next day.

          I don’t think Bruce even knows about the connection between CC, Prabha, the last dinner and the suicide bomber. So what he writes must be bull shit.

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            Edwin, don’t try to bring down an intellectual discussion to the level of a joke. If you do not understand, keep out. But don’t write stupid things, please.

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              TL, Don’t get upset like that. Have some Chicken Curry and your mood will improve.

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                Edwin appu,

                how have you been upto ? Long time no see, I thought you may have been kidnapped .. how is the life down there in open prison (Middle east) ? Did you see how they the senior men behaved themselves in the parliament yestreday. I mean that Dinesh G the pennisless man ? Mr Speaker was decent and law bound… as i noticed his behaviour was world class. ….. I m neither UNP nor SLFP.. never supported party poltics.. nor would I ever.

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                  Sam, I am fine. Thanks. Yes I saw that. This old fool is a shame to all Lankans.

                  You call this place an prison? But I consider it more similar to an open heaven. Wine, women and song is freely available here. And there is money galore. What more can you ask for?

                  I am alone here having left my family in Sri Lanka. What more can I ask for? The things I do now misusing my freedom makes me shameful of myself.

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                    Edwin,
                    so so ?

                    “You call this place an prison? But I consider it more similar to an open heaven. Wine, women and song is freely available here. And there is money galore. What more can you ask for?

                    I think I could not live there a single day. Nature wise, ME countries are so artificial to me.

                    Hope your wife would not read the comments. Europe should then be beyond ” open heaven”. Lol

                    We are planning to spend 1-2 days in Dubai next time travelling to home country I have been to several places in ME, but have not spent longer than 2-8 hours each time.

                    Now having closely studied lanken politcs, I have the feeling notning can easily be changed there, so long people would not start change their attitudes. Having watched Yatharup (SLTV) this week, I got it is really difficult to see tangible changes in our society, so long media men together with Josthishaya/Astromen abuse the folks all along.

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                Curry chicken can only stimulate you to have gastritis. Be away from hot food EDWIN.

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                  Prabha and Chikkkken Curry

                  Thanks Sama. I do as much as I can. But I eat things that get hot while I eat them. I suppose it will not bring me gastritis. Even if it does it makes it worth while.

                  It is not curry chicken. One has to be precise in these things. It is chicken curry that Prabha loved. One has to be precise in these things.

                  Actually, chicken curry is considered as a poor man’s dish here in this wealthy country. Butter Chicken is more tasty and more importantly more respectable.

                  Unfortunately, Prabha had not heard about butter chicken . If he had tasted just bit of it he would have surely switched over from CC to BC. Had that happened he would have become as fat as a pig earlier and would have met his end earlier, which in turn could have saved tens of thousands of Tamil lives.

                  I am an expert in these things. There are 4 vareties of butter chicken. They are given below in the order of respectability, cost, taste and

                  1- Butter Chicken (simple version)
                  2- Butttter Chicken curry (you have to drag that tt..tt to get the right pronunciation)
                  3- 2- Butter Chickkkken curry (you have to drag that kk..kk to get the right pronunciation)
                  4- Butttter Chickkkken.

                  Make sure you pause at the ‘..’ in ‘tt..tt’ and ‘kk..kk’

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        Amarasiri
        Sir Pon Ramanathan, Sir Pon Arunachalam and Velupillai Prabakaran
        They were completely different personalities representing different interests and aspirations.
        PA was a very progressive person in many ways, but was bitter in later life about a broken promise.
        Let us not judge people based on partial information.

        The era of PR & PA was one of elitist politics. PR was notably against universal franchise.
        VP was the outcome of the failed populist politics of FP/TNA from 1949 to 1977.
        Blame lies on many sides.
        It will make sense to start with the serious current issues affecting the people, irrespective of ethnic identity.

        I do not know much about the author. But I can assure you that many a later day saint here who denounces VP and LTTE was a fan of both to some degree if not part of the group at one time.
        I hate naming names, but deep down each who points an accusing finger at the other knows where he/she stood at different times.
        Nobody admits a mistake in this game.

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        Would you mind be briniging the same for Mahinda Jarapakshe ?

        I mean the title as – historic mistakes done by Meeharaka or the like.. ?

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          sama

          “I mean the title as – historic mistakes done by Meeharaka or the like.. “

          Isn’t the country in this mess because of the above, and the Meeharaka wanted to be a pig, and king of pigs. It was golden opportunity lost, to being the country together.

          What did the Meeraharaka do? Enrich him and his family.He treated citizens citizens as Meeharak, as some are Meeharak.

          Anyway, The Meeharaka inherited the Problems, former Meeharak handed him, to deal with.

          Now we have the song,

          MaRa MaRa ChaTu Mara
          MaRa MaRa AmaNa MaRa
          MaRa maRa HoRa MaRa
          MaRa MaRa DhushaNa MaRa
          MaRa MaRa MiNi MaRu MaRa.

          .

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      Being born in the island of Srilanka is an error/unfortunate?? Yes/No
      Being born as a human being is an error/unfortunate?? Yes You should have born to a Lion.

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        Ajith

        Is it better to be dead lion or a dead tiger, or a living dog?

        With the mess created by the paras, and follow up by Parabakaran, there have been many dead lions and dead tigers.

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      Again I cannot resist agreeing with Vedda…………(what is happening to me?)

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        Hela

        “Again I cannot resist agreeing with Vedda…………(what is happening to me?)”

        Now its becoming scary. You are agreeing with me. I must be very very wrong. What is happening to me?

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    Let’s face facts: Despite the fact that the Tamil minority had plum positions during the British rule and thereafter in the spheres of education and employment, this ethnic group, since Independence was subjected to humiliation. When nations or communities or religious groups or ethnic communities are humiliated they strike back. This is what happened when Tamil militants took to arms and violence. Even after the Eelam War IV was over in 2009, the Tamil community within the Diaspora and in Sri Lanka are retaliating in different ways due to the humiliation. Of course, the operatives/professionals within the Tamil Diaspora who sustained the LTTE for decades used and using propaganda to diplomatically achieve what the LTTE could not.

    I have dealt this issue extensively in my recently published (AMAZON) book TAMIL TIGERS’ DEBT TO AMERICA: US FOREIGN-POLICY ADVENTURISM & SRI LANKA’S DILEMMA.

    I used my experience working for 25 years (1970-1995) at the US. State Department as a Political Specialist to write this 650-page research/investigative-analyses. This is ‘An Insider Account’.

    I have extensively touched what Mr. Tamilson states here. – DAYA GAMAGE

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      Daya Gamage

      “Despite the fact that the Tamil minority had plum positions during the British rule and thereafter in the spheres of education and employment,”

      Could you cite reference, comparative studies, and any or all other evidence to support your perception.

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      That the Tamils had plum positions is a lie and a myth. That the Sinhalese establishment deliberately spread to justify what they did to the Tamils. Oh we are trying to redress imbalance. Even after 70 years redressing the so called imbalance by killing looting murdering ethnic cleansing Tamils, denying them language education and employment right and stealing all their lands.

      The British only rewarded the Tamils for their hard work and used them. If the British favoured the Tamils the Tamils will not now be in this position. They merged their lands, with the Sinhalese lands down south and then only gave importance to the Sinhalese south and developed the Sinhalese areas only. When leaving the island they gave power to the Sinhalese majority with no adequate protection to the island’s Tamils who at that time made up arou28% of the population . They should have set up a federal solution to protect the Tamils or divided the lands as they found. They did neither., Just asking the opinion of some highly Sinhalised Colombo & Tamil elite was just a token . These elite never cared and still do not care.. As most of their offspring are now married to Sinhalese. The Tamil people were never asked.

      The British also had to compensate the Tamils for loosing their sovereignty, Making the capital in the south Colombo and giving prominence only to Sinhalese history, eg Mahavamsa and ignoring the Tamil contribution to the island and their history by the British gave the Sinhalese the illusion the land only belonged to them,

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        Even after 70 years redressing the so called imbalance by killing looting murdering ethnic cleansing Tamils, denying them language education and employment right and stealing all their lands.///

        Are you high?
        Sri Lankan government has always maintained Tamil language schools all over the island at their expense. Even in LTTE held area the tamil language schools were funded by the Sri Lankan government.

        That is very very different from how Tamil Nadu has banned Telugu langauge education in TN. And again if there is any Error in Sri Lankan history, provide a correct sources and prove the history. I have always asked many many questions about Tamil history and has never ever got an answer.

        1. If there was a Tamil eelam kingdom for millenias, why there are not any archeological ruins that support it? Any ancient civilisation will have cultural products. What does Sri Lankan tamils have other than copy cats from TN?
        2. Why the so called Tamil history does not have any collaberative archeological,foreign evidence?

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          Sach high on a Sachrine ,are you sure there was no Eelam? What about your Sinhala ammi’s Keelam? Are you sure about that too. After all you came out of it. No Eelam for Sach without his two Sachs only his Ammi’s Keelam.

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            Cant control yourself? Feel really bad?

            No matter how much you have issues the rest of the world is not bound to believe in NON existant eelams..and fake history…so accept the challenge like a man and answer the qns….

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          You cannot deny the crimes committed by the successive Southern governments against the Tamil community (Native and Indian) since the 1948.

          *Disenfranchising the entire Indian Tamil population in since independence.
          * Forceful state sponsored colonization by the state, relocating Sinhala families in Tamil dominated areas
          * Total marginalization of Tamil with the Sinhala only act in 1956
          * Continued and extending that marginalization from 1956 to 1977
          * The slaughter of Tamils in the 1983 riots resulting in a war that lasted until 2009.

          When you push people to a corner you can expect some of them to fight back.

          Regarding Tamil history? Millennia Old Tamil Epigraphy has been found in Trinomalee – http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?artid=32850&catid=13

          Naguleswaram temple is of Dravidian architecture and it is one of the oldest in the region. In addition, Koneswaram temple since 200 BCE, Munneswaram temple since 1000 CE and Nallur Kandaswamy temple since 1200 CE to mention a few. All those are Dravidian architecture.

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            The governments have not done committed crimes specifically to tamils. Sri Lankan governments have done wrongs to many people in the country. And most mentioned here are reactions to Tamil nationalist garbages..Will not spend more time on that..

            About fake eelam history

            Naguleswaram temple is of Dravidian architecture and it is one of the oldest in the region. In addition, Koneswaram temple since 200 BCE, Munneswaram temple since 1000 CE and Nallur Kandaswamy temple since 1200 CE to mention a few. All those are Dravidian architecture. ///

            How do you say koneshwaram temple is built in 200 BC? Are there any research scholarly material which has confirmed it? Because 200 BCE is a very long time
            Even the dravidian temples in India are not that old.

            Munneshwaram and other kovils were built by invading South indian kings and not any indegenous tamil king. Nallur is the same. But the Nallur kovil which stands today was built by Kotte king.

            While Tamils have NO evidence to prove the fake eelam history, Sinhalese have abundance of evidences that Jaffna and whole of north was under the Sinhala kings

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              Polonarruwa and many other ancient ruins that the Sinhalese now claim as their own were all built by invading Tamil Cholas. 90%of the so called Sinhalese dynasties kings were from South Indian dynasties

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                Tamils and Pyramids

                Pandi , you say “Polonarruwa and many other ancient ruins that the Sinhalese now claim as their own were all built by invading Tamil Cholas. 90%of the so called Sinhalese dynasties kings were from South Indian dynasties”.

                I agree with you. I work in the ME and I was doing some research on how the Pyramids of Egypt were built. While doing that I found definite evidence that the Pharaohs, like Sinhalese in the case of Polonnaruwa’ just sat there on their asses while the Slaves built them

                And who were these slaves? They were dark skinned Tamils imported for India just as in the case of Polonnaruwa.

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        Sama, to you it was a lie and a myth. But for me it was reality.

        Example: Prior to 1960’s, 90% of the top positions in the CGR was occupied by Tamils.

        CEB (then DGEU – Department of Electrical Undertakings) was a little better, but still highly unbalanced. PWD was not different. It is not with good reason that PWD (Public Works Department) was known as Pare Weda Karana D—-u.

        In the University there was evidence that the marking of papers was highly favorable to Tamils.

        These are not myths but verifiable reality.

        But I think all this worked well for the Tamils. using the card of discrimination cleverly, they got citizenship in wealthy Western nations such as Canada, Switzerland and France. Most are retired there now with their children working in posh positions.

        When I tried to get a tourist visa back in the 1980’s to visit France, the security guard over here in the ME country that I work in, did not allow me to enter the Embassy, when he found out that I was a Sri Lankan. When I visited Switzerland on the same tour (which obviously did not include France), I found many Tamils hanging around in public places begging and generally doing nothing. When I tried to talk to one he ran away.

        So the Tamils have to be grateful that due to Prabha’s struggle and the Sinhalese reaction to it, many Tamils benefitted.

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      Contd

      Most Sinhalese were very lazy and never took any measure to better themselves in many ways their society was far more feudal that the Tamils. Especially the Kandyan society. The British opened many schools in the Sinhalese south and not much in the north or east. Most of the schools were opened in the north and east by American missionaries. The only Sinahalese who took advantage of this education and came up were their feudal elite and the coastal Sinhalese. Many of these coastal Sinhalese Karawa opened huge business and became very wealthy so did the Sinhalese elite and aristocracy. There were given thousands of acres of land for being faithful to the British monarchy This means the Tamils should complain that the British favoured the Sinhalese in these matters and made them prosperous. Other than the Jaffna Tamils, Tamils from other regions did not prosper. The reason why these Tamils did not prosper , they came from less arid parts of the land and the fight for survival like the Sinhalese South was not harsh.

      In fact it was the Sinhalese elite and not the Tamils who kow towed the British and obtained favours. Jaffna Tamil public servants and bureaucrats were very hardworking and efficient and this was not only appreciated in Sri Lanka but also in many other parts of the world, where the British took them. Malaysia , Singapore India etc.

      Even now Sri Lankan Tamils in the island with all the disadvantages perform far better than the Sinhalese or the Muslims. This is why standardisation was introduced. Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the west , not the elite , penniless non English speaking peasants have worked hard and prospered within a generation. No one favoured them here. Stop spreading lies. The British favoured the Tamil! Indeed they favoured the Tamils so much that they left them in this pickle and are not doing anything about it.
      They used the intellect and hard work/industriousness of the Sri Lankan Tamils to efficiently run their
      bureaucracy in the island in many parts of their former colony and the hard labour of the Indian origin estate Tamils to create immense wealth for them and treated both like dirt.

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      Daya Gamage,

      You investigated socio economics of twelve administrative districts in Sri Lanka, while living and working in USA.

      https://www.linkedin.com/in/daya-gamage-37ab8536

      There are many “specialists” like you who pontificate from distant lands about conflicts in Sri Lanka.

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        justice

        I must warn you, he worked for USA and an analyst for Asian Tribune, might take you to courts for defamation.

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      During the British rule no one could have secured a job in the govt service without the required qualifications. But after Independence many were absorbed to govt service without qualification, merely because of being Sinhala Buddhist. Hence every Tamil that held post prior to Independence was qualified, because the Tamils took education more seriously than the Sinhalese. The Corruption, Mismanagement, Impunity, Waste and Abuse that we see today, is a direct result of the misfits absorbed to govt. service. Although I am a Sinhalese, I have to admit that Govt Service under the Yesteryear Tamils, was more efficient and more or less no corruption.

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        Gamini can you call yourself a Sinhalese! Politicians all over the world are corrupt.whether democratic, communist or liberal. So there is no need to wash dirty clothes in public.

        What proof have you got that every Tamil that held government posts were qualified? At the time it was ‘yes Sir, yes Sir, three bags full Sir’. Corruption, Mismanagement, Impunity, Waste and Abuse is rife all over the world.

        Sri Lankan nation overcame TAMIL LTTE terrorists who decimated the country for over 3 decades!!! War brings casualties. Thousands are dead or are dying in the so called ‘Arab Spring’ orchestrated by the Western nations with even the UN turning a blind eye. These are not war. crimes !!!!!

        Be realistic Gamini, where did our fellows learn all the tricks of Corruption, Mismanagement, Impunity, Waste and Abuse?

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          Gamini can you call yourself a Sinhalese! Politicians all over the world are corrupt.whether democratic, communist or liberal. So there is no need to wash dirty clothes in public.

          Read Gamini’s other comments. HE is a Tamil.

          there are many Tamils writing like Sinhala people or Muslims or, philosophers, in the name of justice, ……. you name it.

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            jim softy dimwit

            “Read Gamini’s other comments. HE is a Tamil.”

            Above all unlike you he is human.

            Dimwit stop being Tribal.

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          Lanka

          “Gamini can you call yourself a Sinhalese!”

          Would you like to tell him who he is?

          “Thousands are dead or are dying in the so called ‘Arab Spring’ orchestrated by the Western nations with even the UN turning a blind eye.”

          Let us deal with the war crimes and injustices that were perpetrated on innocent people on this island starting from 5th April 1971 to January 2015, then with the moral authority we can demand the UN, US, UK, … other countries to deal with their hypocrisy.

          Now get on with your responsibility if you believe in justice.

          “Be realistic Gamini, where did our fellows learn all the tricks of Corruption, Mismanagement, Impunity, Waste and Abuse?”

          Seriously please enlighten us by naming them.

          “Sri Lankan nation overcame TAMIL LTTE terrorists who decimated the country for over 3 decades!!! War brings casualties.”

          The Tamil LTTE learnt terrorism from their brethren Sinhala/Buddhist JVP.

          Of course war brings casualties even I knew that. However responsible state/government should stop creating condition “conducive” to a sustained war, even you should have known this.

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            “The Tamil LTTE learnt terrorism from their brethren Sinhala / Buddhist JVP.”

            You are right.

            I just KNEW when the first Sinhala Buddhist JVP guy strapped that suicide vest to himself and blew himself up in the Pettah, that we were in for a Bad Time

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              maalumiris

              “I just KNEW when the first Sinhala Buddhist JVP guy strapped that suicide vest to himself and blew himself up in the Pettah, that we were in for a Bad Time”

              Can I remind you that first failed JVP terrorism occurred in 1971, suicide bombing didn’t take place until early 1990s.

              Terrorism

              Loosely defined:

              The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

              maalumiris

              Therefore terrorism is not merely defined exclusively by suicide bombing alone but also by many other illegal terrifying actions.

              According to Sinhala/Buddhist media LTTE had already been found guilty of terrorism even before it used Suicide Bombing as was the state finding JVP guilty of terrorism as early as in 1971.

              I will help you to jog your memory. The first ever suicide bombing on this island took place in 1987 when a truck laden with explosives was driven into a Sri Lankan army camp. It wasn’t JVP military tactics. This was further innovation by the LTTE on JVP’s Molotov cocktail and country guns.

              Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism whether one uses suicide bomb or country firearm.

              You have very limited one sided narrow understanding of terrorism. Therefore you should ask the expert advice of Daya Gamage for a wider or greater explanation/definition of terrorism as he claimed to have worked for the US state department which seems to enjoy exclusive right to define everything including life, death, what to eat and when one can use the toilet.

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        gamini

        “Although I am a Sinhalese, I have to admit that Govt Service under the Yesteryear Tamils, was more efficient and more or less no corruption.”

        I am told Tamil Overseers of yesteryear (before 1960s) were the envy of all communities. They did very well, by running inflated payroll of ghost employees, selling goods belonging to the state for example asphalt barrels, short supply of cement, sand, gravel, … etc.

        Corruption knows no race, religion, region, gender, ……. It does not mean one could buy every Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim, ….. Most people are honest but stupid.

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        May be because we had people like you…see only when real sinhala buddhists from south took charge we could even win the war started by your people

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        Well said, Gamini.

        The truth cant be any starker.

        I know a family of pure Sinhalese who held some highest positions that very few Tamils ever reached during British rule. They family was highly educated. So, I for one, don’t buy that Tamils were favored.

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    You are right on the money Son..

    It could be even 99 percent among the Vellala Party TNA. and its supporters,.I would say.

    You are right on the money on the second count too.

    There is already the United Front of the Reformed LTTE Cadres UFRLTTE in Jaffna,

    They are fully trained Tigers aren’t they?.

    And they are going to contest the next what ever Election when ever it is held.

    But there is no sign of even Municipal Elections being held, until Dr Ranil and Bodhipala Sirisena complete their five year deal.

    By then Galleon, Diaspora and the other UNPr heavies will be 90 percent of that Dollar Millionaire club in Colombo which the FT published and said will grow by 170 percent over the next ten years.

    Add the TNA in Colombo, Sira clan and his close buddies you get the 100 percent.

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      You talk about Vella party but conveniently forgot that Prabakaran was not Vellala. haha

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        AJ,

        Thanks for reminding me.

        I thought Pirahaparan was Brahamin , for the way the even the high class Vellalas like Sambandan were sucking up to him..

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    “any Tamils would feel that what qualification do I have to criticize the leader. Fortunately, I do not need to have any qualification to criticize anyone. We are living in a world with freedom of speech. We have the right to criticize even the God, so why not the leader.”

    Scumbug writer , who are you to criticize the glorious leader of Tamils of the world. Thalaivar can not be criticize , his teachings have to be followed. can Muslims criticize Allah or whatever. NO. they will be beheaded. Why not Tamils. Tamils should respect their one and only leader. those who disrespect should be found out, and teach a lesson.
    Now that Thalaivar is no more and liberation Tigers are in shackles, Tamils act like wild asses, with no idea what they do. scums like Rudrakumar, gay faggot masquarading as new leader is only cashing from Tamil pain. now it is time to Tamils t organize for Ealam war 6. before that those scumbs criticizing Thalaivar should take note. When pay back time comes, dont ask for forgiveness. every traitor of Eelam should be hunted down. traitors will be sodomized with a hot iron rod to remember the pain the great leader of Eelam underwent in name of his people.

    colombo telegram should not publish those disgusting articles , they are causing immense pain to Eelam Tamils
    This scum of a writer does not worth even eating Thalaivar’s shit. let alone criticism

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      Tamil Eelam citizen. Geneva

      “Now that Thalaivar is no more”

      Now you are in trouble!!!!

      LTTE finance department never confirmed your Thalaivar’s death nor did TGTE.

      Who authorised you to make such bogus claim? The LTTE finance department is going to come after you.

      Go, run, hide.

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      Tamil Eelam citizen. Geneva sounds like a SinhalaBuddhist masquerading as a Tamil.

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        @Appuhamy
        Appuhamy does not sound Tamil. Are you a Tamil? then why are you hiding behind a genocidal Sinhala name? You should be ashamed , it is because scums like you that we Tamils are in current peril, who change side when suited. If you are a panty wearing sinhala faggot who want to represent Tamils (and make money out of our current misery), no thanks. We Tamils can manage our business. Either way you are a disgrace

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      Tamil Eelam Citizen:

      The “proof is in the pudding”. Prabhakaran lost he war, and lost it badly. Donkeys like you can give thousand and one reasons but sitting in Geneva and shooting of your loose mouth should not distort the truth.

      The major problem with Prabhakaran was not when to realise to let it go and be a statesman to “lead” his people. He believed that sword is the ONLY way and he died by the sword, too. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know what were the odds stacked against the Tamils. It was as if the whole world were wearily against the LTTE. And did he learn from the past ? Whenever the LTTE was cornered, India was there to resurrect it but that option vanished with the murder of Rajiv Gandhi. Please remember this, no matter what, that gruesome murder should not have happened and it literally sealed the fate of the LTTE,

      If only he had moved on with the tide of the CFA and thereafter, and then build the Tamil Kingdom from a position of strength, the fate of the Tamils would have been different. There are many praises and he did where other Tamils frowned but he also failed when it meant most. There are no grand prizes to guess how the Tamils feel and live now. Prabhakaran failed, and he failed miserably.

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      Geneva doesn’t deserve to have to home supporters of violence like you.
      People like you are a curse on civilised Europeans

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      Eelam Tamil Citizen , you nailed it. Way Tamils behave since the demise of their freedom fighters is disgusting. That shows why they needed to be governed with strict authority as their leader did. i know most businesses owned by the organization was taken over by crocked individuals soon after the organization was defeated. They are now having best of both worlds ,they will not give a shit about their repressed people. I know one guy here in Toronto who invested the loot in a yacht

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        Dr Paul

        “Way Tamils behave since the demise of their freedom fighters is disgusting.”

        Could you tell us how Tamils are suppose to behave after the demise of their freedom fighters.

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      You have the mindset like ISIS. dont Live in an imaginary world,get a life.

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    Tamil political leaders, such as Sir Pon Ramanathan and Sir Pon Arunachalam, failed to secure the rights of minority Tamils.///

    What are the ‘rights’ these people failed to secure? Arunachalam was the first chairman in the state assembly and when he lost the position, he started using ethnic politics. Arunachalam went to London with the following demands

    1. Not to give universal suffrage to Sri Lanka
    2. Institutionalize caste system in Sri Lanka
    3. Not allow women and low caste people to vote

    These politicians feared they will lose the power they had as the elite in Ceylon. It is this fear of losing minority rule over majority status which made the tamil politicians to start ethnic politics.

    If Sri Lanka has an ethnic conflict between Tamils and Sinhalese then that should be visible all over the country where tamils and Sinhalese live.

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      I have seen many Sinhala Modayass but sach seem to be the top one. When people are ignorant and illiterate/uneducated, at least Wikipedia is available to find things.

      Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan on his return from London, some of the top families of Sinhalese aristocracy had no qualms about drawing his carriage through the streets of Colombo virtually carrying him on their backs and the Sinhala leaders took turns to pull his carriage.

      Today the Sinhalese have purposely forgotten the service rendered by Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan at that time, Anagarika Dharmapala called Ramanathan a ‘Hero’, D S Senanayake called him ‘the greatest Ceylonese of all times’, Sir Baron Jayatilaka referred to him as ‘the greatest man Ceylon has produced during the past 50 years’.

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        Girigoris Appuhamy

        Anagarika Dharmapala (the Homeless One), D S Senanayake and Sir Baron Jayatilaka must have been traitors to Sinhala/Buddhists cause.

        Were they working for West, Tamil Diaspora, LTTE rump, India, …. ?

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        Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan on his return from London, some of the top families of Sinhalese aristocracy had no qualms about drawing his carriage through the streets of Colombo virtually carrying him on their backs and the Sinhala leaders took turns to pull his carriage.//

        Yes the yesteryear Sinhalese supported him because he talked on behalf of them in 1915. But still Arunachalam wanted to stop universal suffrage and prevent the Sinhalese from practicing their political right.

        While it is true he stood for the Sinhalese at one point of history, it is equally true he wanted to block universal suffrage as a means to keep power in the hands of a few tamil political elite ( with few sinhala elite).

        When we are reading the origins of the ethnic conflict we have to look into the actions of the Tamil politicians if we are to go ahead. Because Sinhalese have patiently listened to the tall stories of the Tamils for too long and they will not stay silent without putting across their point.

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        Girigoris Appuhamy

        How was sinhala peole treating Kadiragamar ?

        Who killed him ? Your barbarian lord Thaliavar.

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          Tigers killed Tamils, but you call Tamils, a tiger. You never reflect the hole in your (lack of) logic. Tigers shot down anybody who spoke against them. So TNA never spoke against tigers because they were living under the Tigers control. You cant ask TNA now, how come you did not speak against the tigers during the tigers’ regime.

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    I really do NOT think Sinhalese need to take responsibility for the Tamil high caste political project to secure minority rule over majority status. Sri Lanka as the legitimate government took steps to safeguard the territory and integrity of the country.

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    Agree with most of it.
    Unfortunate truth but tamils deny to accept.

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    Nonsense!!!!! Nonsense!!!!!Nonsense!!!!!

    First get this right that the whole island is Sinhalese Buddhist.

    Dutch and British colonialists fed their Coolies ( indentured slaves) with lies, myths and fantasies about never existed Tamil homeland as a part of “divide and conquer” strategy.

    Sinhalese are trying hard not to rub their unpleasant past in their faces.

    Prabakaran the bastard was a criminal before he became a terrorists. Prabakaran was not a Tamil, and Prabakaran wasn’t a Hindu.

    Low caste Prabakaran fought a caste war, at the beginning his enemies were upper caste Tamil.

    Now Tamils can enjoy the same rights that a Tamil in Briton can enjoy. So what’s the problem? If you don’t want to assimilate with Sinhalese then get the hell out of here.

    As long as Prabakaran praising lunatics are around, Prevention of Terrorism Act must stay in its place.

    REMEMBER, SINHALESE ARE NO LONGER PUSH OVERS.

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      Johnny boy

      “First get this right that the whole island is Sinhalese Buddhist.”

      Don’t the Sinhala/Buddhists belong to superior Aryan race the descendants of Adolf Hitler, blessed with blond hair, blue eyes and ginger beard?

      The public racist Anagarika Dharmapala (the homeless one) thought so.

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        Just look at the photo above of all the white blonde haired blue eyed Aryan Sinhalese soldiers with their ginger beards. They all look like Adi Dravida( pre Dravidian) low caste South Indians, whom they really are.
        As for the gay homeless one or the happy wonderer. There was nothing Aryan about him too. He belonged to a Catholic Salagama or Durawa family, which means he was descended from low caste Indian Tamil slave labour that was imported into the island from South India by the Dutch. However he went about brain washing the Sinhalese, that unlike the lowly Dravidian Tamils , they were white and pure Aryans. Completely ignoring the fact that he and the vast majority of the present day Sinhalese are purely descended from the same lowly Tamils. May be he like the rest of the Sinhalese are colour blind and still think that they are white Aryans. Just like their story that the entire island is Sinhalese and Buddhist.

        Sinhalese think they are white and Aryans and Muslims dream that they are white and Arabs or Moors. However both are not and descended largely from dark Tamils. Only Tamils are content to be dark Dravidian and be proud of who they really are. This is where all the problem lies. These Aryan myths and Arabian night fairy tales.

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          Real Idiot,

          Before 19th century Europeans never knew that they were Aryans and still they’re not interested in Aryanism. Germans stole the “Aryans” name and Swastika symbol. Europeans made the fair skin Aryans and dark skin Dravidian divide.

          Sinhalese call themselves “Ariya Sinhala” meaning “Noble Sinhalese” as in ” Chathura Arya Sathya” meaning four noble truth.

          So you have tried to insult the great Anagarika Darmapala with lies. He was highly intelligent man, few of his highly accurate predictions were : that one day colonialists would leave the country, their offsprings would rule the country, minorities would threaten the native Sinhalese, etc.

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            Johnny English Boy

            “So you have tried to insult the great Anagarika Darmapala with lies.”

            The public racist Anagarika Dharmapala did insult himself pretty well. He did not need anyone else.

            “Sinhalese call themselves “Ariya Sinhala” meaning “Noble Sinhalese” as in ” Chathura Arya Sathya” meaning four noble truth.”

            There is not much difference between you and the monkey which managed to get a razor. In your case you have a computer. You know the monkey bled to death.

            Please stop making yourself a bloody fool.

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      “First get this right that the whole island is Sinhalese Buddhist.”

      Did your grandmother tell you this fairy tale to put you to sleep?

      Whole Island is Sinhalese Buddhist from when? Is it after 4th February 1948?

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      John,

      First get rid off your English brand name, then write Sinhala Buddhists’ claimants Nonsense!!!!! Nonsense!!!!!Nonsense!!!!!

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      Yes you are John and the whole Island is Sinhalese Buddhist and I am Cleopatra and am still living.. Mad creature. when 1/3 of the island was continually occupied and ruled by Tamils, how can the whole island be Sinhalese and Buddhist.?
      You are now trying to achieve this by killing or chasing out all the Tamils and stealing their land by using government force.
      Yes the Sinhalese are no pushovers but dangerous and brain dead. You, Nuisance, Jimmy soft on head, Twinkling star Taraki, Somass, Sacless all prove this. No wonder the country is in a mess.

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        when 1/3 of the island was continually occupied and ruled by Tamils,/// Why do not we have any evidence for this?

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        Rohan,

        If you are Cleopatra then Julius Caesar aka CT regular commenter Amarasiri and Mark Anthony aka CT regular nonsense commenter Native Vadda will come looking for you, treat them nicely.

        On a serious note, If Tamils had little bit of an authority, then it was limited to Jaffna peninsula only. The peninsula lies on a lime stone, the lime stone holds the rain water, so the people there can survive for a while. Northern and Eastern provinces are always subjected to severe droughts and diseases that’s two of the reasons why Sinhalese left the north and East. 40 plus degrees of temperature have been recorded in most places of Northern province. Few Tamils may have lived by the coast because they are seasonal fishmen. ( more about Tamils’ true history will be written later).

        Those who identity themselves as Tamils in Northern province are not exactly Tamil, they were Malabaris. Those identity themselves as Tamils in Eastern province are not exactly Tamils, they were they were Sinhalese.

        Not a square inch of the Sinhalé island is Tamil homeland.

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          This Sinhala-Buddhist John has received a Sri Lankan tax payer funded education but serves the white man as a slave in the West. If the Sinhala-Buddhist John can read this comment he can do so only because his untouchable (low caste/Dalit) South Indian great grandparents who came to Sri Lanka as coolies for toddy tapping and cinnamon peeling got converted to Sinhala Buddhists and took advantage of the Sri Lankan tax payer funded education.

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          And they were all Tamils a few centuries ago. Malayalam is a very recent language that broke off from its Tamil mother only a few centuries ago Even when the Portuguese arrived up to around 1820s Kerala still spoke a form of Tamil. The native Sri Lankan Tamils and the people of Kerala have lots of similarities as they both share a common Western Tamil Chera Naga identity , that is even more prevalent in the southern parts of the eastern province and the Batticaloa area, with their matriarchal Kudi system that even eastern Muslims follow, showing their Dravidian Tamil and not Arab origin.
          Eastern Tamils were never Sinhalese it was the other way around, many Sinhalese from the UVa and surrounding areas are descended from the ancient Tamils of the east.
          Mother cannot descend from a daughter or look like a daughter. It is the daughter who is descended from the mother and looks like her. Got it. Old Sinhalese and Malayalam are off shoots of Tamil
          Go and get a life racist. Rohan is correct

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          Sinhale is a Pali corruption of the ancient Tamil word for the island Chingkalam meaning the land of copper or red colour
          Chepu or Chikappu means copper or red and Alam means a sliver of land,Chepu/Chikkapu+ Alam = Chingkalam. Just like Cheralam(Modern day Kerala) the land of the Cheras. Puttalam ( puthu( new) + Alam (land)= Puttalam the new land. Or Puthumaathalam in the Vanni where all the killings took place in 2009.
          The ancient semi Tamil Elu speaking population were called either Eelavar/Eezhava ( like the Eezhavas of Kerala who are supposed to have migrated from the island and are associated with toddy tapping like the meaning of Eelam land of toddy or metal) or Chingkalavar. A male was called a Chingkallavan from the classical Tamil word Alavan and the female Chingkallathi from the classical Tamil word Alathi for the female. Sri Lankan Tamils still calle the Sinhalese by this term.
          When the island divided linguistically the Tamil speaking parts started to call their land Tamil Eelam and themselves Eelam Tamils
          The Sinhalese first prakritised Elu and called it Hela and old Sinhalese was called Hela and this was very close to Tamil. They started to use the other ancient Tamil word for the island Chingkalam became Sinhala and Chingkallavar became Sinhalayo. All Pali/Prakrit versions of the ancient Tamil words for the island. Nothing to do with Vijaya or a lion that was all concoted,

          Serendid is from the Tamil Cheran theevu the island of the Chera Tamils, Hence the close similarity of Jaffna Tamils to Malabaris. Ceylon is a corruption of Eelam. Eelam>Seylian>Seylon> Ceylon.
          Thambapanni is a corruption of the Thamaraparani river that still runs in southern Tamil Nadu and empties in the Gulf of Mannar.

          Sinhalese extremist and the establishment are trying to rewrite history

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            I am Sinhalese but from an early age my father told me that people of our caste migrated from Kerala 6 or 7 centuries ago. My grandmothers side were warriors while my grandfathers side were merchants. I don’t think I have single drop of so-called “Aryan blood” in me.

            The idea that Sinhalese are pure Indo-Aryan in pretty nonsensical if not out right offensive. Sinhalese should embrace their hybrid/mixed identity.

            PS: Notice the similarities with the Modern Sinhala and Malayalam script-

            http://www.ancientscripts.com/images/malayalam_vowels.gif
            http://www.ancientscripts.com/images/sinhala_vowels.gif

            Malayalam itself derives from “Tamil & Kannada” (South Dravidian) while Telugu is a separate branch (South Central Dravidian).

            Modern Sinhala has elements from so many different languages and modern day Sinhalese should embrace that.

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          “Not a square inch of the Sinhalé island is Tamil homeland.”

          For the very first time I am hearing something called “Sinhalé Island”, now where the hell was this Island situated? Was it anywhere close to Lanka, subsided due to rise in sea levels? Or was it that Indian/Bengali Vijay who created the Sinhala race in the South of Sri Lanka call it the “Sinhalé Island”?

          The Tamils have no objection what so ever in accepting Sri Lanka (minus North & East) as the Sinhala homeland or Sinhalé and whatever. The Tamil homeland (North & East of Sri Lanka) where only Tamil is spoken (Sinhala is NEVER heard) cannot be accepted as part of Sinhalé or Sinhala homeland. Eighty million Tamils around the world believes that North & East of Sri Lanka is the Homeland (country) of the Eela Tamils. The Sinhalese have to accept that North & East of Sri Lanka is the Tamil homeland, it has nothing to do with Sinhala.

          It is foolish to believe that the majority race in a country (Sinhalese) is the sole owner of the country and all others (minorities) are aliens.

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            Giri,

            You are absolutely right that minorities are illegal aliens.

            Sinhalé island is Sri Lanka.

            Giri, you don’t have to worry about Sinhalé, you worry about your country Syria, Iraq or wherever’s problems.

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              This is exactly why it did not take much time for the Europeans who invaded Sri Lanka to identify your people as ‘Kavum kana Modayas’ (fools who are only good for eating kavum).

              Unfortunately, due to foolishness, the Sinhalese is the ONLY race in this entire world that believes that the majority race in a country is the sole owner of that country and all others (minorities) are aliens.

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          Johnny boy

          “Not a square inch of the Sinhalé island is Tamil homeland.”

          On the other hand you can have your Sinhale in your ancestral home land Tamil Nadu or mythical/spiritual homeland La La Land.

          Prof Champakalaxmi has already identified Sinhale settlements in Tamil Nadu.

          Tamil Nadu people seems nice people for they elect non Tamils as Chief Ministers, allow mass migration from other non Tamil speaking states including Nepal, they have made non Tamils into super stars,….. they have allowed many western capitalists to set up very big stalls on their land, allowed the Public Racist Somawansa to seek asylum on their land, home to more than 75,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, ….

          I am told they have enough toilets to go around, ….. Above all Tamil leaders in Tamil Nadu supported the government during the war in Sri Lanka.

          It is the safest and best place for Sinhales. When are you leaving?

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    Malar

    “Agree with most of it. Unfortunate truth but tamils deny to accept.”

    VP studied Rohana Wijeyweera, copied his narrow nationalism including racism, military strategy, ….. international isolationist policies, bogus claim to self reliance, ………….. of all void of humanism and compassion.

    Start blaming Rohana the teacher leader and his racist JVP.

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    Quite obvious that Prabhakaran/LTTE were the
    biggest enemies of the Tamil people. As the writer points out, they ended up destroying a whole community, by their actions. The fools still waving LTTE flags and portraits of the tyrant in London and Toronto epitomise the level of stupidity that leads one down a path of self destruction. Hitler and the Nazis were another example. Once the supporters get a foothold, the sane people are too terrified to stand up against them, and destruction ensues.

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    Tamilson

    Pretty good assessment. But, the man is dead. It has no use now because it comes only as a postmortem examination.

    I wish we had someone either in Sri Lanka or abroad to give this type of assessment personally to Prabaharan when he was alive and powerful. Anandasangari was writing open letters to him but in the eyes of Prabaharan and even in the eyes of the moderate Tamil leaders from Tamil Arasu Katchi he was a traitor. Journalists like DBS Jeyaraj had been raising some similar questions but like Anandasangari, DBS was seen as a traitor. LTTE supporters in Canada even broke his leg for his comments critical of LTTE.

    Prominent LTTE supporters in the diaspora like the present TGTE Prime Minister Rudra were well placed to gently tell these to Prabaharan. They didn’t. These Tamil diaspora guys were possibly thinking that all would be good that ends good in the believe that LTTE would come out victorious. Lot of Tamils were against LTTE’s excesses but they never opened their mouths for fear of reprisals.

    Only now people like you and few other Tamil opinion writers in Colombo Telegraph are coming out with these type of assessments critical of Prabaharan and his LTTE. This was unthinkable in the past when LTTE was powerful.

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      Your point please … !

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    The article and much of the discussion is in hindsight.

    Where were the critics when certain TULF leaders targetted ‘traitors’?

    Where were the critics in the formative years of the LTTE?

    Why could not the Tamil nationalists boycott elections rather than bow to the command of the LTTE?

    The LTTE is an outgrowth of the TULF, however weird it may have been.

    In some ways the LTTE was less hypocritical than its ‘democratic’ counterparts, but that is not enough to defend what harm it did to the people of the land, especially Tamils.

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    This photo and the other which was shown extensively,over the electronic and print media,shortly after the War ended is the only visual of the ostensible death of the Tiger Supremo Prabaharan; Perhaps,Rigor Mortis has not set in as per the above photo.Anyway,that is my guess.
    From all what has been written and recorded about his death there are two versions that stand out.
    1] Blew himself-up; Suicide to avert capture.

    2] Stray Sniper bullet while wading through Nandhikadal to escape; The body was then washed ashore for identification.One report claimed that the sniper was Colonel Jeevi Ravi Priya–Commando unit v111.

    There was another; Caught alive,taken to Colombo etc etc etc which has been denied by the Security establishment.
    If there was one man who evoked diametrically opposing sentiments in Srilanka and abroad,in the times that we live in,it is none other than Prabaharan.
    History will depict him as a Hero to some and a Villain to others.
    All depends on who will write that History!!

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      Plato:

      What about the story that Pabakaran was watching TV in Tamilnadu and he was wartching his own demise in Sri lankan TV.

      There is no face to this Pabakaran so it is a Fake.

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    LTTE did not kill a single Tamil civilian or politicians. These are all Israel funded Cingala lies you are spreading. Prabakaran and Karuna never harmed a single Tamil. Mahattaya was killed by India. All the Tamil civilians were killed by India and Ceylon

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      Yeah!
      Not even Amirthalingam or Yoheswaran; or for that matter all but Suresh P of the EORLF politburo.
      The LTTE is a true Gandhian outfit. (A complete non-killing list may surpass the 300 word limit many times over.)

      Check my ears if someone has pierced them before.

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      LTTE was innocent just like poodles.

      Paw da, Thalaivar was drinking muddy water.

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        jim softy the dimwit

        “Paw da, Thalaivar was drinking muddy water.”

        While the top war criminals were exploring his bottom cavity with a hot iron rod, an expedition into an unknown for rich resources.

        What were they digging for, probably a keyhole expedition with a hot iron rod.

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    Prabakaran the barbarian’s ashes were dumped in the international sea.

    Prabakaran was a psychopath who enjoyed animal cruelty from his childhood days.

    British colonialists dumped millions of Tamil slaves on Sinhalé island, the dumped wasn’t enough for their plantations, so British colonialists started breeding Tamil indentured slaves for their plantations. British colonialists quitted, leaving Sinhalese to look after their indentured slaves. Now Sinhalese are taking care of them by providing FREE education, FREE health care, FREE lands in Northern province, Eastern province and Nuwara Eliya.

    Since independence, all Tamils have been doing is ” bitting the hand that feeds them”.

    Now it seems that some commenters have made CT site their online version of “Nandicadal Lagoon”.

    Next presidential election and parliamentary election are very decisive, let’s see if they will make Sinhalé (Sri Lanka) great again.

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      Sudda John with a kalu bum.

      It is a common belief among the Jaffna Tamil Vellala elite politicians that the majority of Sinhalese are nothing but low caste South Indians (Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Andara) who adopted the Sinhala-Buddhist identity after their arrival in Sri Lanka and got converted into Sinhala-Buddhists. Many of them were even brought by the Portuguese as cinnamon peelers and toddy tappers.

      G. G. Ponnambalam in his 1939 Nawalapitiya address said that ‘the Sinhalese are a hybrid mongrel race split from the aboriginal Tamils and mixed with Aryan invaders’. This was the spark that ignited the first Sinhala-Tamil riot in Sri Lanka in 1939 but the British were quick enough to put it down.

      Fortunately today, the genetic studies also show that more than 50% of the Sinhala population is having South Indian genes proving what the Tamils said, that is most of them (Sinhalese) are South Indian converts.

      Even Sinhala elites like J.R. Jayawardene (grandson of Tamil Thambi Mudaliyar) and S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike (a direct decedent of Nilaperumal, a Tamil from South India who arrived in Ceylon in the early sixteenth century) are included. It is proved that Bandaranayake, Jayawardene and Senanayakes also decedent from South Indian families.

      On the other hand, according to the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese (Sinhabahu’s grandson Vijay and his men) are criminal convicts who were exiled from India, Sinhapura (Bengal/Orissa). Their boat came and landed in the Veddha country called Lanka.

      The hilarious part is, if any dick, tom, harry or John who came only yesterday converts himself as a Sinhala-Buddhist today, tomorrow he is entitled to say that he is a distinct lion-blooded Aryan tribe descended from Vijaya with a special claim to the land of Lanka over everyone else.

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        G. G. Ponnambalam in his 1939 Nawalapitiya address said that ‘the Sinhalese are a hybrid mongrel race split from the aboriginal Tamils and mixed with Aryan invaders’. This was the spark that ignited the first Sinhala-Tamil riot in Sri Lanka in 1939 but the British were quick enough to put it down. ///

        Exactly the first riot was triggered by Tamils by GG’s racist utterances.

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          “Exactly the first riot was triggered by Tamils by GG’s racist utterances.”

          What GG said was the TRUTH, the whole TRUTH and nothing but the TRUTH. Today it is proved. Check your DNA if you have any doubt.

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        Giri,

        G.G. Ponnya’s ancestry was Kallathonie, he climbed up social ladder by liking the colonial master’s boot.

        Giri, you mentioned the DNA of Sinhalese, where is the reliable source??? Don’t mention the low budget project by some unknown university.

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          Johnny boy

          “Don’t mention the low budget project by some unknown university.”

          Do you suspect the project is carried out by Sri Lankan university.

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          Kalu Suddha John,

          The word kallathoni has no meaning in the Sinhala language. ‘Kallathoni’ is a Tamil word used to call your forefathers who came to our country in a boat from India. Today they are called Sinhalese. They were also ‘Kalu’ before the Portuguese came to Sri Lanka. Your forefathers shared their women with the Portuguese for a bottle of wine and a piece of bread and that made the skin color a bit lighter.
          Didn’t your grandmother tell you that:

          Once upon a time in India, some convicted criminals were exiled out of the country?

          Due to a heavy Strom in the Bay of Bengal, their boat drifted for days and finally by chance, it landed in an Island where people (Tamils) were already living.

          These kallathoni criminals led by their chief known as Vijay landed without any permission from those people, attacked and killed those people, took their princess and their whole country.

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

          If you do not trust the genealogy researchers lead by Dr. R. Jayasekara and his team from the Human Genetics unit, Faculty Medicine, University of Colombo, you can refer to the genetic study done by a team of Harvad geneologists, it is proved beyond doubt that the majority of the Sinhalese genes are found to be South Indian (mostly Tamil).

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      Johnny boy

      “Prabakaran the barbarian’s ashes were dumped in the international sea.”

      Were you the undertaker who officiated the cremation and immersion of his ashes in the sea?

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    There is a saying in Tamil: “The height of the water lily depends on the level of the water.” In our country, in recent memory, all the leaders reflected this principle, Pibhakaran’s actions are the reflection of the Tamil population, not just in Sri Lanka, but throughout the world, and the mistakes he made are the mistakes of all Tamils. Blaming him for his failure is an escapism to start all over again with the same mistakes (When you point at others, three fingers are pointing back at you). Please, every Tamil should own the mistakes and success of all the leaders who, time and again, represented us.
    -Bhagawaan

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      and the Sinhalese are they going to own their mistake of committing genocide, large scale ethnic cleansing and discrimination of the island’s Tamils from the day of independence and still continuing. The Sinhalese Sri Lankan armed forces and Police their war crimes?

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        Why should we own up to things we did NOT do?
        To make you happy?

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    Bruce Tamilson has made Tamil ltte Prabakaran as his Idol. KA terrorist who killed innocent people and destroyed infastructure, child soldiers, young girls, cannon fodder suicide bombers, and the list goes on. Created hatred and killing was no solution to the Tamil. Even Tamils in Tamil Nadu was having problems. Tamils were having problems in Malaysia, Singapore etc
    . Prabakaran and his Tamil ltte terrorist lchose the path of destruction and paid the price like all criminals. Yes if the Tamils wants to hero worship that is their prerogative. But don’t use racial discrimination and other lies to discredit the Sinhalese and Sri Lanka. yes the Tamils will be better of in Tamil Nadu. Sri Lanka suffered for 30 years of terror and people worldwide hated Terrorism. The wrong path has embarrassed the Tamil race. But have they learnt a lesson.No. It’s people like Bruce Tamilson who cannot except the truth and live in peace. Today the World faces all kinds of terrorism. Yes keep crying when the game is over and create more problems and lies to justify your so called cause. The Tamils does not want peace or rehabilitation and live as One nation, all they want is a separate state and devolution at any cost. And today that is the line they have used, with TNA politicians, Tamil diaspora, now Transnationals and all Tamil groups. Well the Majority Sinhalese and some Tamils, some Malays, Bhughers, and Others will never accep such selfish ideology. Losers prerogative and revenge seeking cannot run a country. The current leaders have to run the country fairly and with equal rights for All and One Sri Lanka for All.. Period.

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      Freddy

      “KA terrorist who killed innocent people and destroyed infastructure, child soldiers, young girls, cannon fodder suicide bombers, and the list goes on. Created hatred and killing was no solution to the Tamil.”

      Good observation.

      Shall we say more 1948, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1977, 1981, burning of the library, 30 years of killing innocent people, can be the final solution to the Tamil?

      I think you should help build gas chambers if you have a final solution in mind.

      “The Tamils does not want peace or rehabilitation and live as One nation”

      Well you talk about one “nation”, can you define it in simple terms? What is this?

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      Tamils will be better in Tamil Nadu and racist half lion half human Sinhalese will be better off in the jungles of Orissa or Bangla Desh or in the slums from of Tamil Nadu, from where the vast majority of their ancestors really originated from.

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        Blind Freddy

        Thanks for making a good point.

        Where do you intent to live/waste rest of your life if not in Tamil Nadu Orissa or Bangla Desh?

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          Non of these places as I am already in heaven. Only making a point when he stated Tamils are better off living in Tamil Nadu

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    The advent of Tamil liberation movements came about because of the prejudiced manner adopted by successive GoSL to ignore minority grievances. This mindset has evolved into a situation where anyone attempting to address the issues were rated unpatriotic – SWRD B found this out the hard way.

    One can always nit-pick liberation movements – for example Mandela has had critics.

    The mistakes by successive GoSL are quite enormous – just take time keeping up with international opinion.

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      This is one aspect of the problem. Perhaps the primary one.
      But the unwise approach of the Tamil leadership from persuading Tamil children not to learn Sinhala, the anti-Sri campaign, black flags on Independence day, rejection of the national anthem (even when available in Tamil) and an insensitively confrontational approach that rejected the Left and other friendly forces cannot be lightly dismissed.

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        SJ

        Hope you are not kidding.

        Assuming the Sinhala/Buddhist leadership has been generous to the Tamils and Muslims over the past 69 years, can you tell us as to why the same generous leadership not only introduced discriminatory laws but also enforced all of them, 1948, 1956, ….. 1971, between 1987 and 1990, the burning of Library, …. .

        “an insensitively confrontational approach that rejected the Left and other friendly forces cannot be lightly dismissed.”

        Left in Sri Lanka? Oh please.

        You may still be in love with the weeping widow it doesn’t mean you are right when you defend her.

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        @SJ,

        Perhaps you already come across many Tamil terrorist diaspora parasites of Sri Lankan origin… who still refer to the country as CEYLON, Huh!

        The bogus Eelam mantra has brainwashed them for good. Pathetic.

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          PUK
          There is much to deplore in parochialism of any kind.
          Some are incurably obsessed with one thing or another and we should learn to ignore the rubbish, look forward and move on.
          The answer in not outside the island. It is within and with us.

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    Without making any mistake, that fat pig managed butcher Sri Lankans in thousands for decades… however, tbe proud, valiant Sri Lankans devised brilliant plans, making possible all the mistakes by tbe fat pig.

    It’s our pride and pleasure again to devise plans to lure any adventurous Tamil terrorist to our. BBQ PIT…

    Not an inch for Tamil separatism… but everything for Sri Lankans. Take it or leave it.

    These parasites keep playing the same Tamil track.. but who has time to listen to it?

    Ha ha ha!

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    It is sad to see Tamils and Sinhalese still discussing who is better than the other, still caught up in the white man mentality, they certainly brainwashed us all for good. Who cares who came first and what kingdom was better. Five fingers don’t look the same but naturally they work well together because they are trained that way from birth in the womb. We as a nation can work together if we shift our mindset. These intellectuals and historians have one objective that is divide and concur and they do it so well. Let’s gain strength from our sprituality before colonial times. Let’s learn about our real ancesstors, the real protectors of the land how to find the balance and nature, people and animal kingdom. We have an amazing country let’s unite and develop all parts of the country, starting with helping the poor and those in need and building the unique multicuture that is amazing and unique to our country.

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      Sinhalese are not discussing who is better…

      But Sinhalese are tired of the tall stories of the Tamil nationalists.

      We are not ready to be punished for defending our selves, our country and defeating LTTE terrorism.
      We are not ready to bow down to terrorism and our enemy in the name of reconciliation.

      We Sinhalese reject this humiliating reconciliation of yahapalana stooges where all our interests are sacrificed. We made a decision in 2005 that honourable war was better than humiliating peace. And we say that again.

      At the same time, we need to address the real cause for war which is fake tamil history in SL

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    Ethnic cleansing of Muslims from Jaffna:

    “Not even single Tamil protested or voiced against this issue at material time. It is historical shame for North Tamils”

    But many Sinhalese did voice against BBS, and they still do, is a classic difference!

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      Ethnic cleansing of Tamils in the east by the eastern Muslims and now in Mannar in the north by Muslim Shaitan. Killing raping looting Tamil home and businesses by Muslims down south. How many Muslims protested?
      Muslims in Sri Lanka are not of Arab descent but descended from Dravidian South Indian immigrants who converted to Islam. Despite being Tamil by ethnicity, they have denied this , by shamelessly stating that they are of Arab descent, when only a few hundred families can prove that they had a distant male Arab ancestor. They have joined Sinhalese racists and politicians to kill murder and discriminate and steal their lands, especially in the east and now in the Mannar region.
      They have done immense harm to the island’s Tamils and to the island’s Tamil language culture heritage and history. Despite being Tamil and speaking Tamil. For a few crumbs from the Sinhalese table, the Muslim elite and politicians betrayed the Tamils.
      In the name of Islam and Wahhabism they have been brainwashed to believe everything Tamil about them is bad and to worship everything remotely connected to the Arabs.. The Arabs treat them like dirt and have openly stated the Sri Lankan Muslims are not of Arab descent but low caste South Asian coverts to Islam. However still everything Arab is nice even Arab Pooh and coca.
      It was a Muslim minister who started the standardisation scheme to deny Tamil students higher education and this was one of the main reasons for the present conflict. Frustrated Tamil youth took up to arms

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        Mohammed’s Messenger,

        He..he.. angry reply? Obviously, you’re a Tamil, mostly with lots of vengeance. To be honest, who my ancestors were, doesn’t bother me at all, but who I am today does :)

        “They have done immense harm to the island’s Tamils and to the island’s Tamil language culture heritage and history”

        I thought in fact that ugly Tamil language did a lots of harm to my community than Muslims harming the language. Even now, I am so ashamed to talk in that language in public and prefer using English or Sinhalese just for me not being identified mistakenly as a “Tamil” or “part of crushed shameful tiger sympathizers” or ‘boat people’ or even as an unsatisfiable human being.

        Killing, stealing, Credit Card scamming, making fake passports, illegally immigrating to West for greed without caring for own nation’s image are few things I have been thinking as part of your culture. Is that wrong?

        Sinhalese and Muslims are more cultured than animals who take up the arms to kill others when getting frustrated as you said above and as the writer says.

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          Good since you love the Sinhalese why did you come to the Tamil east and beg for refuge and asylum from Portuguese and Sinhalese persecution. The Sinhalese never wanted you in the first place and the King Senarath , was forced to ask the Tamils in the east to provide asylum for you low life turncoats. Almost 72% of you low life fake Arab converted immigrants from South India live amongst the Sinhalese. Why don’t you ask for Muslim homelands and enclaves in the Sinhalese south, instead of only in the Tamil east, the reason is not because you love Sinhalese, you low lives are afraid of them but now sense an opportunity to steal land from the Tamils, who gave you refuge a few centuries ago, to establish and create a homeland for you low lives. This it self shows the Sri Lankan Muslim mentality, backstab the person who helped you. Your comment is another proof

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            Sorry we Muslims and Sinhalese get along better and we know the value of peace and harmony. Plus we speak fluent Sinhala language unlike Tamils.

            And we’re smart enough not to fund separation and one, “Nanthi Kadala Zero’s dream”.

            They say, “God is great”, how true:

            You guys involved from illegal migration to petty stealings and skimming others credit cards to fund your “Nanthi Kadala Zero’s dream”. Finally what happened?

            You call others idiots, can there be better idiots than you guys?

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              Fathima

              “Plus we speak fluent Sinhala language unlike Tamils.”

              Did it help a few thugs to steal, rob, destroy shops houses and business premises, kill,……..of Tamils and blame the Sinhala/Buddhists thugs during periodic riots?

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      Ethnic cleansing, Genocide, and crime against the Tamils: “Not even a single SL Muslim protested or voiced against this issue at material time. It is historical shame for Ceylon Moors (famously known as hat flippers)” But many Sinhalese did voice against the genocidal regime, and they still do, is a classic difference!

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        They are not Moors , their ancestors never originated from Morocco or any part of North Africa or for that matter from any part of Arabia. They largely originated from the slums of Tamil Nadu. A few are the bastard descendants of some Arab traders who slept with a low caste Tamil harlots and now all these low caste immigrant Indian Tamil converts to Islam, are trying to show these few bastards with a distant Arab ancestry, to claim a pure Arab/Moor origin .

        They are also conveniently using the incorrect name that the Portuguese gave to all South Asian Muslims not just them ” Moors” . When the Portuguese called all South Asian Muslims ( not just the Sri Lankan Muslims) Moors , they were referring to their religion and not to their heritage or origin, as the only Muslims they met prior to their travels, were the Moors from North Africa, who ruled the Iberian peninsular for centuries.

        All other South Asian Muslim communities , other than these pathetic Sri Lankan fake Arab// Moor, largely low caste origin Indian Tamil Muslim coverts quickly discarded this, as they felt insulted by this incorrectly name and were proud of their origins and heritage. However these pathetic creatures desperately clung to this, as they wanted to hide their lowly origins and also escape Sinhalese racism against the Tamils.,

        These Muslims were dancing on the streets of Colombo and many other southern cities and towns and even in parts of the east, celebrating the killing genocide rape and war crimes against the Tamils. In parts of he east. Muslim businessmen were telling their poor Tamil Hindu employees that unless they converted to Islam , they will not be employed. This was not an isolated incident.

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          Mommad’s Messenger,

          You have a great inferiority complex or slave mentality to even think that Arabs are better. What’s the matter? Have you been in under your ‘Thalaivar’ in short-lived foolish fantasy world and still not come out of that mentality?

          Check your history and compare your looks and genes with toilet nadu people, I am sure you don’t need to read history – Just the mirror is enough. You guys are petty criminal minded people who should be worried about your bad decisions that made you all refugees everywhere you go

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        Girigoris Appuhamy,

        “hat flipping” is harmless compared to killing the innocents, tarnishing own country’s image for selfish greed to reach West by whatever means it takes to be ‘true boat people’.

        “hat flipping” is still harmless than victimizing some unknown innocent people with credit card skimming.

        Wherever they go be it West, US or India, they do what they are masters at – Killing, stealing.

        Look back at the history of 83 riots, how many Muslims were giving protection to Tamils, otherwise would have been killed like dogs or on burning tires by Sinhalese mobs. Did you guys had the guts to do when your ‘Nandhi Kadal Zero’ chased the Muslims away? No a word spoken against your ‘Nandhikadal Zero’, because you guys were simply slaves of him. A better alias to your ‘Nandhikadal Zero’ is ‘Master’ rather than calling him “Thalaivar”

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          The problem with the SL Muslims is they flip their hat wherever they can make some gain. Both Sinhalese and Tamils know that well. That is why they formed the BBS. The reason why the LTTE evacuated them out of Jaffna was because they were taking bribe from the Sinhala army to spy for them. In SL, the Tamils can trust the Sinhalese to a certain extend but not the Muslims who are famously (historically) known as thoppi turners (hat flippers). The whole of Sri Lanka knows that they flip their hats in the direction that suits them. You deserve the BBS, they have gone one step beyond the LTTE.

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            Girigoris Appuhamy

            “The problem with the SL Muslims is they flip their hat wherever they can make some gain.”

            Could you let us have a list of names of Muslims who flipped their hat and gained in the 69 years. And a list of what they gained.

            Could you also let us have a list of names of Tamils and Sinhalese who didn’t flip their hat and gained nothing together with a lists of name who flipped and gained among Tamils and Sinhalese.

            Let us compare the three lists, to see who gained more than the other two.

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            Is Karuna Amman a Muslim? Is KP a Muslim? Pillayan a Muslim?

            I am sure you know that these are the people who took the largest bribe from MR and being the main reason for your broken dreams today. And all your investments to go wasted like collapse of stock market

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          We have checked in the mirror and you and the rest of the Muslims in the island also go and check. More than 95% of you look dark and very Dravidian, just like all the photos of the Muslim commentators who comment here. Nothing remotely connecting you to Arabs or to any other West Asians or North Africans. Only around 5% have a light complexion 1) Due to the slight mixed blood. 2) Due to their wealth their have selectively bred and married light complexioned women and gradually bred the dark genes off over the generations. 3) Deliberately intermarrying Pakistani European or other women. Even this 5% look like light skinned South Asians and not Arab. Go and get a life.
          How many Muslims helped a Tamils just a few. The vast majority of them were joining Sinhalese mobs to burn loot rape and kill Tamils Tamil homes and businesses. There are numerous instances of people witnessing Muslims mobs loudly speaking in their Muslim Tamil dialect burning looting and killing Tamils. Everyone knows that a powerful Muslims minister from the JR regime organised all these Muslims mobs to attack Tamil homes and businesses in 1983 and in 1985, again at the behest of JR Jayawardene, sent these Muslims thugs from Colombo and other parts of the south to Kalmunai in the east, to attack Tamils. Ironically this powerful Muslim Minister’s family originates from Nagoor in Tamil Nadu , which is a centre of great learning of the 1000 year old Tamil Sufi Islamic culture.
          Go and get a life and a better mirror before posting nonsense. We are not idiots

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            Mohammad’s Messenger,

            You’re LOL. Don’t worry about our ancestry. Use that time to analyze and measures to put you guys in better positions please.

            Now you have become a crushed, defeated, cheated and hated set of people in SL, in Europe and India as well. It is all because of your greed, your bad attitudes, being arrogant, taking arms for anything and everything by nature, for me as a third person, I don’t see many differences between a mean animal and your much-garlanded leader, who was killed by our brave shoulders while using his own people as shields.

            As usual, you guys were thinking you were a tiger, but Nandhi Kadal proved you guys are actually rotten rats :)

            SL lost dignity in the world level, and especially in Australia, and the reason is you guys! If you ask Australians personal and unofficial views, they would say why they don’t like SL Tamils being dumped there (since majority is SL Tamils among ‘boat people’): 1: Your looks 2: Your attitudinal issues & arrogance by nature 3: You guys are not hygienic 4: You guys are petty rogues (Credit cards & ATM) and this is how majorly you funded your terrorist organization.

            Though they don’t make it obvious, Australia or West have a lots of concern on genetics and their future generations. They don’t want their future generations rooting back to Credit Card skimmers.

            BTW, You make good Dhosa?

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              Ha,ha,ha…LOL!

              The above comment is so hilarious that it made me laugh almost to death.

              A very good example of a dirty black pot calling a clean kettle black.

              A Sri Lankan Tamil or a Sinhalese can go to any part of the western world (USA, Europe, Australia, etc.) without any problems but can you go freely (with this name) to any western country? Right from the airport itself they will start ripping your ass up to an extent that you will say BBS is nothing but saints.
              Enough said!

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                Girigoris Appuhamy.

                Whether we are SL Muslim, Tamil or Sinhalese, all will be suspected at the airports of USA, Europe, Australia or other countries.

                But Muslims are suspected for different reason, while Tamils like you are suspected for only 1 reason, ‘Boat People’ thru air.

                “clean kettle black”? If you’re so clean, why use fishing boats to reach your dreamland to shame rest of Sri Lankans among foreigners?

                If you’re so clean, why are you people considered least important to the world? Yes, my point is if the international community, or at least India the land of your ancestry could not come out to rescue you people when MR was hammering and killing like sickened chickens?

                And now, for so many years you guys have to beg local govt and international community for justice for years now, with no avail – So, this is how clean and important people you are to the world.

                When MR was in the process of eliminating the sickened chickens, others too might have thought it is better to get rid of Credit Card skimmers, perhaps?

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                  Ha, ha, ha… LOL! Man, you are absolutely hilarious.

                  The entire civilized world hates you not only because you are primitive but you people breed like rats.

                  The Tamils were made beggars and refugees and forced to leave their homeland but it only took only a very short time for them to bounce back and become millionaires in our host land. Today there are more than a million Sri Lankan Tamils (Diaspora) around the Western World from North America to Australia/New Zealand doing extremely well. They have only become second to the Jews, who were driven out by that monster Hitler.

                  Within a matter of thirty years the Tamils have become one of the most powerful Diaspora in the world. The Tamils have become experts in everything good as well as bad, jack of all trades. The Tamil Diaspora will do anything and everything in the West to earn money and establish themselves. All their children are attending the top class universities in the World. Today, with their money and vote bank they are able to influence and lobby the western politics/politicians.

                  Whereas for you buggers, not only BBS but there is a whole lot of organizations in Sri Lanka wanting to hammer and kill you like rats. Similarly, in most part of the world. Donald T, Putin and Mody are much worse than Ganasara and Gota.

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              Australian Tamils have given most Sri Lankan Tamil asylum and most of the returnees are Sinhalese and Muslims who pretending to be Tamils. Australians are not bothered about Sri Lankan Tamils. they are very small percentage of the asylum seeker population, the vast majority are Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia ETC. and they do not want them there. They care two hoots about refugees from other lands. Like in most western countries, the vast majority of the Australians do not want any more Muslim migration , as they feel they do not assimilate, live in ghettos and want to impose their way of life on the host population and take over the country. Further the vast majority of them do not work just want to live on benefits and produce children at a rate to obtain further benefits. Nobody wants you pathetic. A bunch of trouble creators.
              Tell me why are Muslims fleeing Muslims lands and running to the Christian west or to Hindu India ., Yet they run down Christians and Hindus and once established in their lands want to take it over and make it a carbon copy of the very same hell holes they fled from

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                Ok, ok now stop muttering and too much typing MOhammed’s Messenger.

                Only thing I understood was, me calling Pirabakaran a “war monger” created a lot of anger and feeling in you guys.

                Come out of your “pee-lam” dream, Pi(rana)bakaran was killed by the Nandhi Kadal in May, 2009 while hiding and using his own people shields from SL Army attacks. All your investment got wasted like stock-market collapse.

                Only options you got is, live peacefully, getting along with others, or not even Cyanide is available these days.

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    Bruce Tamilson,

    That is, politically immature selfish egoistic stubborn (in)human-being, with a dictator, a killer and a warmonger in him.

    You still call him a leader?

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    Mr. Prabhakaran!!!

    What a salutation for a bloody killer!!! The writer’s intention & objective of this primitive piece of article can be clearly understood by that simple two letters.

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      sanjeewa

      “What a salutation for a bloody killer!!! The writer’s intention & objective of this primitive piece of article can be clearly understood by that simple two letters.”

      Thanks for enlightening us with your brief typing. What are the two simple letters? Knowing those letters help us avoid reading primitive pieces of articles.

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    The writer is spot-on on his assessment of Prabaharan’s errors, most importantly the errors of the Tamil leadership. The Tamils never had a leader in the calibre of Mohandas Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. Budding leaders like Alfred Thuraiyappa or Neelan Thiruchelvam were eliminated because of despotic thoughts of LTTE. These were one of the many grave mistakes made.

    Going forward, firstly, the Tamils must learn to live with Sinhalese, as one Sri Lankan. Learn to work with Government of the day to work out an amicable solution. This should happen gradually as the Tamils and Sinhalese build TRUST and the diaspora Tamils must allow the elected Tamil representative in Sri Lanka to do this, without destabilising the progress.

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    “An unbiased reader should accept above points before continue read”. Not at all. So many myths are ingrained in these statements. The writer and his fellow Tamil travellers need to re-examine these statements critically and conduct a broader research examining alternate views to uncover the factual status of the historical evolution.

    No Sinhalese should take responsibility “for the bloody war”. The decision to go to war was taken by Tamils (few may have opposed but the majority endorsed it based on Vadukkoddai (Batakotte) resolution). It was a carefully calibrated decision aided and funded by India at the early stages and tried to be rescued by USA & the West at the end. 2015 regime change is the continuation of that war by other means.

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      Hela

      “No Sinhalese should take responsibility “for the bloody war”.”

      You are right they too are victim of whoever created the reason for war.

      However, The noisy minority Sinhala/Buddhists are not only responsible for war but also financially/socially benefited from it. Poor rural youth paid with their life for your follies and greed as you too belong to the noisy racist minority.

      Hope you too will relocate to your Sinhele ghetto in the deep south. You will meet your fellow travelers somass, jim softy, Ravi Sinhala Speaking Demela Perera, malumiris, Taraki, …. KASmaalam, Wimal, Dayan,..

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        Veddo,

        Majority of those who died and sacrificed their limbs in protecting Sri Lanka are Sinhala Buddhists. It is their sacrifice that allows you to play your cyber gymnastics……The question of course is whether that sacrifice is in vain………I hope not.

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          Hela

          “Majority of those who died and sacrificed their limbs in protecting Sri Lanka are Sinhala Buddhists.”

          Those who lost their lives and limbs may not call themselves Sinhala/Buddhists. Probably they were/are Sinhalese and Buddhists who went to war because that was the only better paid job available to them. They were mislead, conned and killed by the Sinhala/Buddhist noisy minority and are being abandoned just after the end of war.

          The war had made many filthy rich while the poor village boys were used as sacrificial lambs.

          Haven’t you too become one of the new rich during or after the war?

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    First and foremost I must thank the CT for upholding principles of expression of freedom within its policy, resulting in the publication of even this kind of article. The article and the comments that it generates illustrates the attitudes of people in general and reflects the division in society based on ethnic lines never an attempt to have a harmonious multi-ethnnic multi-religious society.

    Event though I escaped death by the skin of the teeth because of the Central Bank bomb blast, I have the satisfaction of promoting harmony. The article and some of the comments reveal that however a terrorist Prabhakaran may be he had a rigthful purpose and raises him to a level of a demi-god. Naturally this would raise the suspicion among many that although LTTE is no longer active, it is in hibernation. This will whip up the ethnic feelings of the other camp. The article and the comments are an eye opener for me to realize how difficult would it be to bring about a “One Sri Lanka”.

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    This is Daya Gamage providing some clarifications.

    Someone wrote: “You investigated socio economics of twelve administrative districts in Sri Lanka, while living and working in USA. There are many “specialists” like you who pontificate from distant lands about conflicts in Sri Lanka. “

    I was an employee of the United States Department of State from 1970 through 1995 BUT was based in its diplomatic mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka throughout this period. I became a ‘Specialist” while working with American Foreign Service Officers as a Political Specialist. The book I authored TAMIL TIGERS’ DEBT TO AMERICA: US FOREIGN-POLICY ADVENTURISM & SRI LANKA’S DILEMMA was my intimate experience working for the State Department as an official – Political Specialist – at American Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This was a very rich and rewarding experience I had to write this 650-page manuscript which gives information and analyses not found in any other book written on this subject/issue as this is AN INSIDER ACCOUNT.

    Someone else asked what proof I have to say the Tamils had a plum positions during the British era and thereafter since Independence in 1948.

    Get the book from AMAZON and read, you get all the data and information with sources answering that question and many others. In fact, Sri Lanka is 74% rural and the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims who live in rural sector are the most disadvantageous AND AGAIN these three ethnic communities who live in the 18% city/urban sector are the most privileged lot (that is 18% of the population) in Sri Lanka from Independence upto now. My book gives all these details.

    I now reside in the United States since 1995 which helped me to do more research for the book. I did all my research/investigation that have gone into this book while working as a political official at the American Embassy in Sri Lanka. Read it an give critical or otherwise review/comments to dnkgamage@aol.com
    Thanks -DAYA GAMAGE

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      Daya Gamage

      “Get the book from AMAZON and read, you get all the data and information with sources answering that question and many others.”

      We are not interested in promoting your book nor increasing its dormant sale figures. You will have find your own selling point.

      Let us have the facts and its unadulterated source. Well in case if you cannot find independent sources feel free to ignore us.

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    “bruce tamilson” – seriously are we to assume this is a real person – Beet sinhalason

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    Would it be apt to say that Pirapaharan was the child of of the instances Sri Lankan State terrorism? Bensen

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      Bensen Berner

      “Would it be apt to say that Pirapaharan was the child of of the instances Sri Lankan State terrorism?”

      It is right to say JVP and LTTE were the historical product of stupid state policies combined with missed opportunities and priorities due to Sinhala/Buddhist racism.

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    Despite all the faults of Prabha mentioned by Bruce, he achieved many things that Bruce does not mention.

    He singlehandedly destroyed the possibility of another Tamil freedom movement. The Sinhalese Army, Government and the people in general are vigilant and they would nip in the bud any such movement. Their moot is ‘the one who was beaten by burning torch would be concerned even about a fire fly. (ගිනි පෙනෙල්ලෙන් බැට කාපු මිනිහ කනාමැදිරි ඒලියටත් බයලු)

    The mood among the Sinhalese is Ok. We are ready. Send them on. In the eyes of the Sinhalese, is that not an achievement by Prabha? Of course it is – from the Sinhala point of view.

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