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Pro-LTTE Group Crashes Event Attended By TNA MPs Sumanthiran And Shanakyan In Toronto

Pro-LTTE supporters caused a major disruption at a meeting attended by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarians M.A. Sumanthiran and Shanakyan Rasamanickam in Toronto, Canada on Saturday (20).

The demonstrators, waving LTTE flags and banners denounced TNA Spokesman Sumanthiran as a traitor, while demanding a separate state for the Tamil people. The pro-Tiger protestors claimed they were rejecting the main Tamil party’s push for a political settlement to Sri Lanka’s ethnic question.

Protestors gathered outside the venue of a public meeting organized by TNA Canada and even managed to break into the hall and disrupt proceedings, prompting the Toronto police to intervene. Police dismissed the demonstrators when they sought to block entrances and exits to the venue in Scarborough, a suburb in Toronto that is home to a large Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora.

Pro-Tiger demonstrators waved LTTE flags as they protested against the TNA MPs in Toronto, Canada

Both TNA Spokesman Sumanthiran and TNA Batticaloa District MP Rasamanickam addressed the meeting. Colombo Telegraph learns the meeting was organized by TNA Canada to give the two MPs an opportunity to brief members of the Tamil community residing in Toronto about ongoing diplomatic efforts to push for a political settlement that devolves power to Sri Lanka’s marginalized Tamil minority. Both MPs belong to the TNA’s “moderate” wing, which advocates for a credible power-sharing settlement within a united Sri Lanka. The failure of successive Sri Lankan Governments to deliver on a political solution acceptable to the country’s Tamil people has emboldened hardliners within the party and the Diaspora who see an independent Tamil state as the only solution to six-decades of ethnic struggle in the island.

Sumanthiran led a TNA delegation to Washington DC last week to brief high-ranking officials at the US Department of State. The TNA delegation met with officials from the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the US State Department. Following the meeting, the Office of Global Criminal Justice Tweeted that “listening to perspectives and concerns of minority groups in Sri Lanka is essential to promoting reconciliation”. The TNA Delegation also held talks with the Acting Assistant Secretary of State to the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Lisa Peterson. The Bureau tweeted after the meeting that advancing protection and political representation of minority groups in Sri Lanka was “a priority” for the United States. Tamil Diaspora organisations that attended the meeting said the talks were “laying the foundation for a US role in formulating and implementing a durable political solution.”

The United States is reasserting its interest in the struggle to achieve justice and reconciliation for victims of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, with its re-entry into the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The pro-Tiger protestors in Toronto on Saturday, claimed they did not want a political settlement and insisted that a separate state of Tamil Eelam was the only solution to the Tamil national question. Focusing their ire on MP Sumanthiran who has faced similar protests from Tamil extremists while on foreign visits and at least one assassination attempt in Sri Lanka by operatives linked to Tamil extremists overseas in the past, the demonstrators held banners accusing the TNA spokesman of being a “Sinhala patriot” who wanted to live with the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka.

See full video of the meeting disrupted by protestors here

 

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    Seeing the crowd in the picture and the caption of the article I skipped reading it as it would only waste my time.

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      Interesting that you bothered to comment.

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    Bert: Yes, there are far more important issues to deal with than the ethnic problem that is the root cause of our stagnation in all spheres as a country. Let us disregard the problem and go on for another seventy years like this.

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      Captain Morgan,
      Average Sri Lankans do not have the capability, intelligence or understanding the Cause and Effect theory and as such, it is not existent in their lexicon.
      That like “water falling on ducks back”! No effect.
      They are only believers in ‘cosmetic cover ups’ and claimants of reparation of no effect and, with no sensible belief in deep and thoughtful course correction.
      There is no point in addressing to the non-believers to remove the cause; equivalent to ‘hitting your head on a rock wall’. Leads to further self-harm and not emancipation.
      NO RoI for time wasted to those used to eating “Thanakola”. You know what I mean.
      People and their leaders (a few) are pleading for course correction, claiming that current sufferings of the SL populace is due to ‘Saapaya’ including the SL Parliament and of no foreseeable effect!!
      They need more time to reach mature, sensible thought!!!

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        It is obvious that USA ans western allies want to get the support of Tamils to destabilize the present government and install their choice. For that they need lackeys in Sri Lanka. If USA ans west want to discuss federalism with Tamils, they could have done so with moderate Tamils living in their countries. But Tamil expatriates can only help to frame a solution, but do not have the avenue to hoodwink Tamils in Sri Lanka, and hence they were not taken into the plot. Sumanthiran had been a lackey of Ranil and helped to hoodwink Tamils and sabotage their struggle during Yahapalanaya regime. That is why Sumanthiran who was rejected by the people, was helped to win by present government, in order to make use of him. Difference now is that USA is going to use Sumanthiran to do the dirty work. (CONTD)

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          (CONTD) India is against any power granted to Tamils more than what is enjoyed by constituent states which is quasi-federal with right given to central government to dissolve states even on flimsy grounds. So anyone who talks of USA recommending federal powers to Tamil areas, over the head of India are not realistic. Both India and west are interested in getting Sinhalese on their side and will not do anything to displease them. So once again Tamils are going to be used as guinea pigs, and once goal is achieved, Tamils will be dropped. Sumnanthiran as USA lackey will come back and paint rosy pictures to hoodwink Tamils. Unfortunately Shanakyan has joined him and will fast lose his credibility among Tamils and will end up same way like what Tamil proverb says, “a calf which joins a pig will also eat shit”.

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            Dear Gnana,
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            Please, please settle these issues in some way.
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            I accept the fact that there was some justification for the LTTE to take to arms, but we must put that behind us.
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            I don’t want to tell you in detail what to do; i just don’t know the details and to me it is not important what those details were. Your perspectives on that may be different.
            .
            How to first get rid of these Rajapaksas is the first headache. I don’t have much faith in the leadership of the SJB, either.
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            I can’t waste any more time on this. As things are, I will support the efforts of the NPP.
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            I have nothing against Sumanthiran; Shanakyan Rasamanickam appears to be a wonderful guy. An absolute asset because he is trilingual.
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            I don’t know any Tamil; unfortunate, but just because we are a multicultural country, I’m not going to make the enormous effort to learn the language. Yes, we’ve got to be “realistic”.
            .
            Panini Edirisinhe

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              Panini,

              Many Tamils do not want the Rajapaksas out. Indeed, they want the Rajpaksas to stay in power. This is the very reason why the LTTE went for an enforced boycott of the elections in 2005. The idea here was to tip the balance of power in the region. This would ensure that the west and India would see the Tamils in favorable light.
              Unfortunately, even a trained political scientist like Dayan Jayatilleka fails to comprehend this. A few years ago, he was going around asking as to why the LTTE would bring the Rajapaksas to power in 2005 since he (Mahinda) would get the support of countries such as China, Iran and Russia to win the war. Indeed, this is exactly what the LTTE wanted because they were proscribed in many countries. Today, many countries are seeking the support of the Tamils to restore that lost balance.

              Perhaps you should take some time off your elocution classes at Golf Links Road and enroll for classes on international relations and political science.

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                Yes, they loved the Rajapakses and want them in power, this is why the North and East hardly vote for them and the Rajapakses bribed foolish Pirapakaran who thought like you to forcibly, keep the northern Tamils from voting against him in 2005 and came into power due to this. The rest is history. Strange way of showing they want him in power. Only Sinhalese racists will think in this convoluted way, as an excuse for their racism, stating Tamils want these anti-Tamil racists to remain in power so that they will commit war crimes, structural genocide on them and also run to Russia and China and this will force the West to intervene on behalf of them. The Tamils are not that foolish. masochist or delusional. Most probably you are to come up with these strange convoluted theories. Next time you will state the Nazi victory in Germany was a Zionist conspiracy so that a state called Israel could be created.

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                  The Tamils do not love the Rajapaksas. Even in 2015, there was a strong voice in the Tamil community to boycott the elections and retain Mahinda as president. Had the boycott in 2015 happened, Sri Lanka would have been a Myanmar and weakened to a tipping point. There are many Tamils who practice the art and craft of counter politics.

                  Your story about the Fifty Thousand Rupees that Basil paid to Prabhakaran to boycott the elections is a bit far fetched. And so is your imagination about the Nazi story in Germany.

                  Yes, I do imagine. But I do not let my imaginations run wild.

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                    Three worthwhile comments from Keynes & SSS.
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                    They need time for digestion. Keynes, who are you? You obviously know me. We could discuss all this.
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                    Elocution? No, I now think that more practical, spontaneous communication is what we need.
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                    Incidentally, everyone wants to leave Lanka; for Australia, it used to be, but now even many Sinhalese want to get to Canada. Unrealistic.
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                    Also, the Middle-East, as for fifty years now. What do you make of this? You may be initially shocked, but it is important to tell people the real raw truth. Each of this guy’s videos drives home a different, but valid point:
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                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHbFMan5h8A
                    .
                    Ultimately, there are values, but they may not be obvious.

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                Keynes

                “Unfortunately, even a trained political scientist like Dayan Jayatilleka “

                Aiyoooooooooooooooooooooo
                Are you being serious?

                “Today, many countries are seeking the support of the Tamils to restore that lost balance.”

                Aiyoooooooooooooooooooooo
                Are you being serious?

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                  How then would you explain the US embrace of Tamils? You mean to say that the United States is serious about human rights?

                  During the Jayawardene and Chandrika administrations, the United States armed the Sri Lankan army to the hilt. During the Mahinda Administration, Richard Armitage played the decisive role in defeating the LTTE. This is because Armitage wanted to avenge the LTTE for removing Ranil. After all, Ranil was a close friend of the United States and a member of the International Democrat Union. In 2004, the IDU even hosted a meeting in Sri Lanka. Mind you, Ranil was even a Mont Pelerinist.

                  It was during the Ranil Administration that many free market think tanks popped up. This was accompanied by free market proponents such as Milinda Moragoda, Charitha Ratwatte and Harsha De Silva. Even the Pathfinder Foundation in its earliest days was promoting free market economics and the the work of Hernando de Soto — an avowed follower of Milton Friedman and Hayek. The Advocata Institute is also a result of this. It is shocking to note that economists such as Lloyd Fernando are now advocating for Advocata. Gamani Corea, Lloyd’s mentor, must be turning in his grave.

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                    K
                    “…the US embrace of Tamils”
                    Where is the embrace?
                    There is nothing on offer for the Tamils from the US. The US wants to punish the Rajapaksa dynasty for moving close to China.
                    Although with Basil’s return to the country there is some regain of lost US ground, but not very popular with the public though, the desire to punish lasts.
                    The US decided to be rid of the LTTE because they were disobedient terrorists. Armitage is a mere name.

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                  NV,
                  Self proclamations made them political scientists and investigative journalists. But so long they were produced by same malicious society, their reactions cant be neutral and compliant with world norms, that is what I see in DJ and the like personalities 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉🐃🐃🐃🐃 GRREETINGS from london for this week

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                “Many Tamils do not want the Rajapakses out”. This is exactly what I was saying. Keep them and let them ruin the country. Do not support any moves to topple them and install an India/USA/ West friendly government, because once it is achieved Tamils will be dropped like a hot brick. This is what happened during Yahapalanaya time, when India which was pressing Sri Lanka to implement 13th amendment during Mahinda regime, kept quiet about it, and wanted Tamil politicians not to do anything to create trouble. Indian establishment is anti-Tamil and whatever good intentions an Indian prime minister has, he will not be allowed to grant justice to Tamils. Milinda Moragoda an opponent of devolution of power and land to Tamils, was hand picked and sent to India, to lobby anti-Tamil racists in New Delhi to scuttle the 13th amendment. Tamil lackeys like Sumanthiran who are only concerned about their selfish agenda will continue to hoodwink Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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                  Another amusing thought.
                  Thank you GS for the humor, although unintended..

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              Dear Sinhala_Man,
              Your, ‘I accept the fact that there was some justification for the LTTE to take to arms’, is a huge statement, coming from someone on the other side of the divide.
              You have risen in my appreciation of your neutrality.

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                Nathan
                There is NO justification whatsoever using killing and maiming innocent people as a modul oprandi to achieve political ends.

                Soma

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                  Soma,
                  As has been repeated by me several times, your intelligence is classy, except that you use it selectively.
                  Think of the events that led Sinhala_Man to see justification in LTTE taking to arms.

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                  soman

                  “There is NO justification whatsoever using killing and maiming innocent people as a modul oprandi to achieve political ends.”

                  Seriously soman, please stop tickling us.

                  What do you say to the Sangha, Armed forces, home guards, revolutionaries, nationalists, smart ass patriots, political crooks thugs, saffron clad thugs, …. either killing innocent people or supporting/justifying all those killings and maiming and those who do nothing to stop these massacres but sit in their small imagined cocoons?

                  Hope we do not need to remind you to revisit the history of this island covering the period from 1948 to date

                  You are part of the 6.9 M who continues support the fascists irrespective of their colour, and overt racism.

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                  Somoooooo, ‘modul oprandi’…………..go and take some lessons in Latin. It is modus operandi, meaning method of operation. Oh boy, why does this world have so many idiots?

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                    Tamil from Canadian north
                    Didn’t your modus operandi turned modus oprandi at Nandikadal? My mistake is insigficant I suppose.

                    Soma

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              Mr Panini Edirisinhe
              There is NO justification whatsoever using killing and maiming innocent people as a modul oprandi to achieve political ends.
              Do you know FBI once categorised LTTE as the most ruthless terrorist organisation at the time.
              Once I attended a lecture by Kadirgamar who artculated at length that even to gain a Homeland or defend your motherland killing and maiming innocent third party civilians is morally indefensible.
              Well, you seem to be holding the very opposite view. Please enlighten us.

              Soma

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                “Killing and maiming innocent civilians” (Third Party – what’s that? I know that being a poor guy I have only third insurance for my reconditioned 35 year-old-motor bike) is deplorable.
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                Does the adjective “innocent” have any meaning? No need of AI on computers. It’s there in your head. Comes automatically before the noun civilians!
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                I hope that you have sufficient English to understand.
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                If “our” armed forces did the same? Ah, we supply a stipulative definition that the victims, in some way, do not qualify to be considered humans. They were “terrorists.” Why not investigate? I’m not speaking here from “perfect knowledge”, but it is my judgement. Not full justification, “some justification”. I was trying to “dismiss” the meaningless debate.
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                If all else fails, I suppose you’ll say that they were only “Tamil Dravidians” How many times have I told you that I think that most of my ancestors were, ultimately, Dravidian from South India. For the past few generations they were “Sinhalese” from such localities that they were not “recent arrivals”! I don’t want to expand that into nasty statements about caste.
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                Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela (origin of parents, Galle District, a bit inland, banks of the River Gin!)

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                  Please don’t listen to that fellow Trevor Mcshane.

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                  Panini,
                  “Third Party – what’s that?”
                  I believe, not sure, what it implies is ‘Collateral damage’!

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                Somooooo, you always talk about if there was Ealam, all the Tamils in Sinhala areas have to move to Tamil areas. If yes, then would you have sent your brainchild Kadirgamar to Tamil areas to live had he been still alive?

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                  We certainly would have offered honorary citizenship to that great man.

                  Soma

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              Panini, I am also trilingual, though my Sinhala is not as eloquent as Tamil or English. I have passed written exam in Sinhala proficiency grade 3 (8th standard) for confirmation in government service. In fact I am quadrilingual – a bit of Malay also.

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                  Fair enough, on the part of the moderators.
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                  I was trying to tell Gnana that there is a good deal of variety in the languages spoken by my progeny.
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                  To generalise, a good deal depends on /b>opportunities that are available.

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            Gnana Sankaralingam

            Let us forget the West, USA, Hindia, TNA, Ranil’s lackeys, USA Lackey, Tamils will be dropped, Tamils being guinea pigs, “a calf which joins a pig will also eat shit”, for a minute, what is the alternative?

            Please put it in writing,
            what exactly do you want,
            how to achieve it (road map please),
            time frame,
            what kind of resources do you need,
            how to accumulate these resources,
            ….
            ….
            I understand you don’t want to respond to this however whether you respond or not I need to ask you these questions because I have seen many on both sides of the divide bull s******g all the time.

            By the way forget Shanakyan, who I believe does not need a Nanny.

            Are you willing to replace Sumanthiran?

            Have you condemn those barbarians who went there for the sole purpose of dispersing the people who wanted to listen to what Sumanthiran had to say. I am sure those Tamils who attended meeting didn’t go there to be intimidated by a bunch of thug whose intention was not question by you, probably you enjoy watching people’s being humiliated by thugs, bullies, idiots, raging bigots, ….. and most probably you don’t like democracy.

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              “Are you willing to replace Sumanthiran”. Sumanthiran is no patch to me in terms of intellect and integrity. You are unaware about me, as I am the only Tamil after Sir Ramanathan to defeat a Sinhalese in a contest despite concerted racist campaign carried out against me. I am straight forward and have no personal agenda other than to bring justice to Tamils. I would have never left Sri Lanka if Prabaharan accepted 13th amendment and not fought IPKF. Unlike Sumanthiran who says one to Tamils another to Sinhalese, I tell the same to both. Unlike Sumanthiran who runs down Tamils to curry favour of Sinhalese and Muslims, I will always say the same to Sinhalese and Tamils alike about legitimate struggle of Tamils in their claim to land and power. Most Sinhalese appreciate my forthright and impartial views, and this is the reason why I was elected President of three Sinhala majority organisations.

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                Native Veddha, I will reply to you only if you write in your own name. For your information GTF is a bankrupt organisation both financially and politically. Naturally they are trying to cling onto foreign agencies for their survival.

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                  Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

                  “Native Veddha, I will reply to you only if you write in your own name. “

                  Like Dr Laksiri Fernando, you respond only when it suits you, otherwise you chose to refrain on a point of principle.
                  Well brilliant strategy to hide behind “own name”.
                  Congratulations.

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                    Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

                    Please take a look at the pathetic Tamils, including yourself, like the Sinhalese, Tamils also have openly declared/proved themselves intellectually bankrupt.

                    There are only a few who can be considered able and experts in their profession.

                    “I would have never left Sri Lanka if Prabaharan accepted 13th amendment and not fought IPKF. “

                    Prabaharan was killed, he is dead and gone some 12 years ago what are waiting for, why haven’t you leave UK and returned to Sri Lanka, and replace Sumanthiran?

                    I didn’t know you are an expert on constitutional law too. Maybe Sumanthiran needs to spend some time as an understudy.
                    What has GTF got to do with me or to this exchange of my opinion?

                    By the way Sambandan is not in good shape.
                    As you seem proud of being the president of three “President of three Sinhala majority organisations” why don’t you take over FP, TNA, Sinhala Maha Saba, JHU, SLPP, NFF, …………………………. Chief Minister of Tamil dominated North East Provincial Council, all at the same time?

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                      I am not intellectually bankrupt, even at this age. I have put forward proposal for light railway system for Jaffna peninsula which I formulated during lock down months. It is a masterpiece, which has been acknowledged by people who are interested in it and have similar thoughts. It has been forwarded to institute of civil engineers UK and to both governments of India and Sri Lanka. When implemented it will be an embodiment in conveyance and convenience and place Jaffna in the world map of railways. Jaffna station will be the best in Sri Lanka with concourse of 100 meters by 80 meters of three floors with shops, offices and restaurants. I have also submitted Tamil translation of UK national anthem to British authorities and have been listed for national honours. This is another masterpiece where Tamil words have been selected to maintain original rhythm and music. So please do not group me with idle talkers like you.

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                    “Sumanthiran is no patch to me in terms of intellect and integrity. You are unaware about me, “
                    Obviously not humility.

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                  old codger, Sinhala Man, Bert, Nimal Fernando, Nathan, ….

                  If you want Dr Gnana Sankaralingam to respond to your comments please make sure you publish copies of your Identity Card, Driving License, Passport, …. Debit and Credit Cards, etc.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
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                The Science Union elections were to be held. The aspirants for positions in the Committee came to an understanding.
                President – a Sinhalease
                Vice President – a Tamil
                etc.
                The Committee was to be elected uncontested.
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                On the day of nomination, a group of Tamils barged into my room. Among them the Tamil nominee for VP.
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                The agitation was that a Sinhalese had submitted his name for VP, against the existing arrangement.
                .
                I listened to their plea and offered to contest for VP.
                .
                Thanks to some reasonable Sinhalese votes I was elected VP.
                The year was 1961.
                .
                Which year were you?

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                  Science union like medical union is small and in our days 40% were Tamils. So there is a good chance for a Tamil to be elected. Moreover you are saying that Sinhalese came to an understanding that vice-President will be Tamil, and majority of them kept their word. Clamour is for the president post as other posts are subordinate ones. In my case the organisation is large with 95% Sinhalese. with an annual budget of 100,000 pounds. It was landmark silver jubilee year and extremists wanted a Sinhalese to be President. At the end of my term, even those who voted against me congratulated me for a job well done. So you cannot compare this achievement with what you did.

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                    Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
                    For someone who flaunts his intellectual capacity, you fail dismally when it comes to intellectual honesty.
                    You boasted, ‘I am the only Tamil after Sir Ramanathan to defeat a Sinhalese in a contest’.
                    My little story was to put a lid to your boast!
                    .
                    Be a man, before being an intellectual giant!

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                      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam, why is it that someone as clever you has not been elected to fellowship of the Royal Society? Only two Sri Lankans have been elected in it’s 360 year history, Malik Peiris and Kumar Wickramasinghe, both Sinhalese.

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                      Nathan, your claim is empty because you have not given details including your name to check its authenticity. Your achievement is no patch to mine. Do not use words for which you do not know the meaning. Intellectual dishonesty is where you claim the work of someone else as yours or when you manipulate research with fictitious details. Please do not be a coward to attack others under false name.

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                      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
                      You are struggling to know what Intellectual honesty is.
                      A person is said to be intellectually honest when he or she, knowing the truth, states that truth.
                      It pertains to any communication intended to inform or persuade.

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                Dr. G S
                “Sumanthiran is no patch to me in terms of intellect and integrity.”
                So thought your Thalaivar.
                So thinks Native Veddah.
                Angoda is full to capacity these days – temporary home quaratine is the only option.

                Soma

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                  Somooooo: Angoda is full to capacity these days – temporary home quaratine is the only option.

                  TFN: so you have been visitng Angoda looking to admit yourself? Come on Somoooooo, it is ok to be retarded.

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                Now, now, Gnana,
                .
                Let other people say nice things about you.

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              NV
              “Please put it in writing,
              what exactly do you want,
              how to achieve it (road map please),
              time frame,
              what kind of resources do you need,
              how to accumulate these resources,”
              .
              Yes , please put it writing. Please.
              This had been my struggle on CT throughout for which I am unfalrly accused of being a racist.
              Please tell the international community clearly, unambiguously that a ‘political solution’ is sought for
              Hindu/Christian Tamil language speakers in Jaffna
              OR
              All Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival.
              (Some Tamils are as ancient as the Sinhalese, some arrived during the Dutch and others during the British. Some practise Hinduism as their religion, some Islam and others Christianity)

              Soma

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                Soma, I’m trying very hard to believe that you’re not a racist.
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                The effort has quite exhausted me. This statement of yours is encouraging: “Some Tamils are as ancient as the Sinhalese.”
                .
                Do something simple, for once. You say that you’re not Gamini Somaratne.
                .
                Well, tell us who you are, if that be the case.

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                  Sinhala_man
                  Do you know a ‘political solution’ is sought for whom?

                  Soma

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                  Sinhala man
                  “Soma, I’m trying very hard to believe that you’re not a racist.”
                  Rest assured I am not.
                  Proposing to grant a separate Homeland for Tamils if they so desire OR the right to live anywhere if that is their preferred option is no racism.
                  What should they choose in your opinion?

                  Soma

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                Again lying, misinterpreting history, whilst pretending to be concerned. All people who now call and identify themselves are not Sinhalese. Around half of them are descended from South Indian Tamil immigrants, both low and high born, who arrived on the island during European colonial times. Read the origin history of the Sinhalese Karawa, Salagama, Durawa, Hunu, Berewa, and many others. Even many of your Govigamma and Kandyan upper castes are of recent South Indian immigrant origin. The Tamils who were imported by the Portuguese and Dutch from South India, to do menial service work or to work as indentured slave labour in the huge southern spice estates, were all settled on the south of the island, now call themselves Sinhalese.

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                  The Tamils who were brought to the island by the British to work on the tea. rubber and coffee plantations, largely live on the central parts of the island and have nothing to do with the indigenous Sri Lankan or Eelam Tamils originating from the north and east, whose history is as ancient and have been on the island as long as the original Sinhalese. Both the original Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Tamils originate from the same common ancestor. The proto or semi Tamil speaking Dravidian Naga and Yakka, whose ancestors migrated to the island from South India during prehistoric times. This is why Sri Lankan Tamils are closely related to Kandyan Sinhalese, especially the ones from Purana( ancient ) villages, where there is no admixture of migrants from India, or from other parts of the world. You can keep on lying but DNA will not. From the 10Th century onwards migration from South India to the Tamil parts of the island become a trickle, however, it was the opposite down south. It became a huge sea, especially during the Portuguese and Dutch era, when hundreds of thousands of low caste South Indian Tamil labour were imported and their descendants now make up 30-50% of the present-day Sinhalese.

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                    If South Indians were still migrating and getting assimilated as Sri Lankan Tamils, this will show in their Tamil dialect. Indian origin Tamils and Sri Lankan Muslims, especially the ones living down south, still speak an Indian Tamil dialect, proving their recent South Indian origin. However, the native Eelam Tamils from the north and east traditionally spoke an ancient archaic form of Tamil, closer to old or Sangam Tamil, proving they have been isolated and hardly had any contact with the Tamils of South India. Good try but you will not get past me.

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      12 years passed since war is over nothing like permanent peace achieved or about to be why ? It is fair international community to question what stands against permanent peace in the country. .
      Federalism is the only solution if people s conditioned mind set would see it right. Only leader who was genuinely worked on peace was CBK. But her policy maker GLP was kidnapped by mlechcha Rajapakshes for their political survival. Today entire nation s situation is similar to the fire covered by ashes.
      🐕🐃😥🐕🐃☹🐕🐃☹😥🐕🐃☹
      .

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        Dear LM,
        .
        Dr Janapriya has just brought out a new article on COVID – in Sinhala. only, so far.
        .
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/m-m-janapriya-22-november-2021/
        .
        He always talked sense on that subject. I do hope that you will take a look.

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          Dear SM,
          .
          I will check it and add mine accordingly.
          :;

          Thanks and have a great week for you !

          LM

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          SM,
          U may also add yours now through any of the easy translating systems but please check the translation PROPERLY before being passed to CT.
          .
          LM

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            I greatly appreciate your dedication, dear LM.
            .
            Why make the effort at my age, when I feel that not more than two or three will read it?
            .
            Yours is a worthwhile effort, however, because there are some (Jit comes to mind) who don’t show sufficient respect for the two Swabasha. They imagine that pre-1956, everybody in Ceylon spoke English, until Banda spoilt it all.
            .
            Sir John was competing with Banda by the time the elections (spread over a week) were held: who was going to do more, and faster? Sir John’s claims lacked credibility.
            .
            By 1958, Banda tried to be reasonable, but then Junius, later to become Rex, took over.
            .
            I know that I’m a bit of a humbug, but please don’t rub it in!

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          Hi sm,
          .
          Now only I noticed it .
          “He always talked sense on that subject. I do hope that you will take a look”.
          .
          Are u sure? Please check very first Covid articles he wrote defending current barbarians .
          .
          Please dont be that naive!!!!!☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

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        These people do not realize that federalism will benefit both the Sinhalese and the Tamils, as well as the Muslim Tamils or Sri Lankan Muslims like they want to call themselves, as they do not want to acknowledge their actual Tamil ethnicity. Especially the ones living down south.

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          S.S.S
          A Federal Sri Lanka will need huge military resources to keep it federal.
          .
          If I were a Tamil I would strongly oppose Land and Police powers to Provincial Councils as those +50% Tamils presently occupying Sinhala majority provinces will be reduced to paraiah status. Monopoly on natural resources that comes with land powers will lead to constant friction between provinces while police powers will trigger mini wars.
          .
          Remember Mavi Aru and chasing away the Muslims?
          Such events will be common place.
          In federal Sri Lanka people will be waliking from place to place.
          .
          Tamils should demand a separate Homeland for ALL Tamils instead of breaking up of the island into Federal units.

          Soma

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            We all know that you are a Sinhalese racist who deliberately misinforms and shows pretend concern and sheds crocodile tears for the Tamils. However, in reality very diabolical. First of all 51 % of all the island’s Tamils both Indian origin and indigenous live in the north and east. 90% of the Tamils living outside the north and east are of Indian origin and the vast majority of them live in the Nuwara Eliya district which has a 75% Estate Tamil majority, as this district was largely carved out of forests, to create tea estates by these estate Tamils. This is why you hardly find any Sinhalese here. This is their district and homeland. 70 % of the indigenous Tamils live in the north and east that is their historical and ancient homeland. 90% of the rest either live in Colombo or along the northwest Puttlam/Chilaw coasts. All these were once part of the traditional Tamil homeland. Now thanks to the British have become Sinhalese lands.

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              This is the reason you still find a large number of Tamil speakers living on the northwestern coast. The ones who did not convert to the Sinhalese identity and even many who call themselves Sinhalese but still speak Tamil. Even if 5% if the Tamils live in the north and east so what? What has it got to do with the historical claim for their homeland? More Scots and Irish live outside Scotland and Ireland and as per your stupid reasoning, this means Scotland and Ireland should not be the land of the Scots or Irish. What about Manal Aru? The Tamils were ethnically cleansed from this area in the 1990s and outside Sinhalese settled and the name deliberately changed to Weli Oya. The Muslims were chased off from the north for their treachery. Not for anything else, who asked them to spy store arms in their mosques? Most of them are from Mannar and have returned. However, the Muslim home guards and the Sinhalese settlers, killed and ethnically cleansed thousands of Tamils in the east, especially in the Amparai and Trincomalee area and so far none of them have been allowed to return to their villages. Tamils are the indigenous and original population of the north and east.

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                People who arrived in the ancient Tamil east in the past 70-40 years, settled there by the state on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands, do not get to decide on the fate of the indigenous Tamils who have lived and ruled their land for thousands of years. This means you are legitimizing, state-sponsored ethnic cleansing, which is a war crime. You are deliberately trying to threaten the Tamils and state if federalism is granted, the lives of the Tamils living outside the north and east of the island will be in great danger, therefore do not ask for any rights. What a nasty piece of goods you really are. As if we cannot see through your implied threat. Try, This is all most Sinhalese do threaten the Tamils with violence if they demand their rights. Your comment only makes us more determined for a federal form of government to safeguard our rights, language, heritage in our lands, from further state-sponsored Sinhalese violence and encroachment.

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                  No, Soma has done no such thing. Show us where he is threatening. What he says makes perfect sense. You Tamils are just trying to eat the cake and keep it too. He is trying to prove how impractical, impossible and down right unfair Tamils’ claims are – because you Tamils are demanding for a separate Tamil state, claiming discrimination by the Sinhalese, but want to continue to live among the Sinhalese and not move into this separate Tamil state if it is established! How you Tamils react to Soma’s suggestions for a solution with a separate Tamil state proves his point beyond any doubt. Until recently I too meant that a separate state for the Tamils would be a good solution, but after getting to know the extreme Tamil nationalism and all the hate Tamils have towards the Sinhalese, I now think that a separate Tamil state here will be a total disaster, which will end in a continuous state of bloody war, worse than in Israel. Just look how you have twisted Soma’s peaceful suggestions into a case where he has supposedly threatened the lives of Tamils! Unbelievable! This is how you Tamils fabricate all your lies.

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                    P.P.
                    Tamils on CT need coaching on elementary logic.

                    Soma

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                  Please note that all Tamils are indigenous only to Tamilnadu and therefore Tamils outside Tamilnadu are not indigenous to the lands they occupy presently. In Srilanka the lands Tamils occupy today have been acquired forcibly by invasion, mass-murder and ethnic cleansing of the Sinhalese, by Tamil invaders in the 13th-14th century which was continued by Portuguese and Dutch, right down to the 19th century, when the British invaded this island and they settled Tamils in the homogeneous Sinhalese heartland of the Upcountry. Now these Plantation Tamils are supposed to have a homeland in the Platation districts! The autonomy/self-determination rights Tamils claim in different parts of this tiny island cannot be realized, as there’s no historical, linguistic, cultural, territorial or geographical basis for these rights here. These Tamil rights can only be realized and safeguarded in Tamilnadu, as that’s the only place Tamils have those rights naturally – there’s absolutely no comparable heritage or cultural rights Tamils can claim here, as Tamilnadu is where Tamils became a people and a nation and the state formation of Tamils happened there, not here. Even all the fabricated theories on history you continuously post here, pre-supposes Tamil settlements in Tamilnadu prior to immigration here.

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              Nuwara Eliya has only 50% Estate Tamils, not 75% as you state. If you Tamils think that these Estate Tamils who were forcibly settled in forcibly acquired land in the Sinhalese heartland of the Upcountry, it goes to prove what a thin basis the Tamils have to all the other homelands you Tamils claim to have in this island.

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      Racism (or rather the need to counter it) is the most important of all issues at the present time. Unfortunately, when it is the subject that must be discussed people from the three communities merely end up hurling insults at one another.
      .
      But then, when it becomes the topic of discussion, I guess that this becomes inevitable. When somebody sees the fact that this is the subject, and that he is likely to to have seen all the same arguments many times over, it may have become a waste of time.

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    Just like the LTTE verses TMVP battle.

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      GATAM

      “Just like the LTTE verses TMVP battle.”

      Are you being serious?
      Don’t be stupid, do you know who these raging intimidating very stupid thugs are?

      A friend of mine suggested 3 or 4 possibilities.
      This has nothing to do with what Sumanthiran did or did not do.
      1. Socialist Devananda’s b***s carriers.
      2. Gota’s Tamils goons.
      3. Ineffective, idiotic, failed Tamil Politician’s b***s carriers.
      4. Most probably LTTE brokers, benamies, … their b***s carriers.

      One stupid thug questioned “Who granted permission to Sumanthiran to visit Canada” as if he was running the migration/emigration department of Canada himself.

      Sole purpose of these thugs was to disrupt the the political gathering.
      Did you find out what were they (the thugs) demanding from Sumanthiran?

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        Native Vedda,
        Starting from VP the struggle was led by single track minds.
        .
        In the video, I see Thanga on the stage. Thanga habitually switches sides, to stay in the limelight.
        .
        Sumanthiran is a realist. A realiost can never be popular with those you have mentioned. The Canadian diaspora is largely silent. For fear of repercussions, they stay silent and away.

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          When you say Sumanthiran is a realist, you mean to surrender your dignity and accept what ever you get. By doing that Sumanthiran and few of his cronies will get perks, but Tamils will not get anything substantial. How can he be honest, when he cheated at the election, which no other Tamil politician had done in the past.

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            Both are trying to jump ship to UNP/SJB at some point so they can have ministries one day.

            Don’t know about Summa but the other is popular among Sinhalese for slandering Tamil Elam struggle.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
            I am glad to see you back (active).
            You are old enough to think impersonally. Please do.
            Your, ‘How can he be honest, when he cheated at the election’, is a troublesome allegation. If there is evidence to support your stand spill it out. At least, guide me to obtain that.
            I am rational. I have no reason to be partial. Until such time you show me the evidence, I’ll hold on to my stand.

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              As for cheating in elections, how do you explain this.
              Announcing the result was inordinately delayed
              When people agitated, it was reluctantly released.
              First result winners were Sritharan, Mrs Raviraj and Siddharthan
              Sumanthiran comes in with STF guards.
              Polling agents were asked to leave the counting chamber.
              Results reversed as Sritharan, Mrs Raviraj and Sumanthiran
              Result was further changed to Sritharan, Siddharthan and Sumanthiran.
              There is no point in election petition because judge will only order a recount.
              Judge will not order to investigate whether ballots found were the ones originally issued or whether some were subsequently inserted to give victory to Sumanthiran.
              You have to take the polling register where the number of ballot issued to a voter is recorded. Any ballot which has a number not recorded in the polling register is illegal.
              If this is done truth will come to light.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
                You speculate like a story teller. You spin very well. But, the yarn is weak!
                .
                The First result. Were names of winners officially announced?

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                  Nathan, I am not speculating. I had been an assistant returning office in the 1977 elections and know what happens during voting and counting. Do not try to cover up the dastardly thing done by Sumanthiran.

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                    Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
                    You have not risen up to your claim of intellectual wizardry!
                    I did not claim anything. I have no need to cover up!
                    I asked for evidence. Your having been an assistant returning officer is no evidence.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

            “When you say Sumanthiran is a realist, you mean to surrender your dignity and accept what ever you get. “

            Alright what do you suggest he ought to be doing?

            Talking about surrender, your Methahu Prabaharan (another psychopath) not only surrendered to the armed forces but begged for his life, (according to sources) .

            If you were so particular about dignity you should have stayed back and fought the racists and their goons, while protecting your back from Methahu’s goons. It is fine for you to demand luxuries that the people of Sri Lanka didn’t have, don’t have, will not have for the foreseeable future.

            “By doing that Sumanthiran and few of his cronies will get perks, but Tamils will not get anything substantial. “

            What sort of perks you mean?

            “How can he be honest, when he cheated at the election, which no other Tamil politician had done in the past.”

            Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth – Joseph Goebbels

            You sound like a novice in the field of politics, in fact you are one.
            Go back and check with Tamil pollsters who keeps record of cheats, count recount, election related cases, …..

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          “Sumanthiran is a realist. A realiost can never be popular with those you have mentioned. The Canadian diaspora is largely silent. For fear of repercussions, they stay silent and away.”

          This is so true. I think getting elected by tamil voters is more difficult than sinhala voters. Sinhalaya as voters would do anything and everything for their selfish petty gains. Look at how Rajapakhes got re-elected with all what they perpetrated made well aware under good governance. govt. FCID may be an illegal entity, but good governance revealed a lot. Bond Scam would not have revealed, if they had been no transparency and accountablity. But UNP led govt allowed i tto happen. Not only canadian diaspora but also tamil diaspora in europe are also silent.

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          Nathan

          “Sumanthiran is a realist. A realiost can never be popular with those you have mentioned.”

          I am skeptical of all politicians, Sumanthiran is not exception. However if you want to expose politicians, (they are like EELs, wriggle out of all difficult situation), throw them some bite, ask some intelligent questions allow them to freely express their stupidity, catch them when they are off guard, …………….. It is wrong to deny people including politicians to express their views.

          The sole purpose of those thugs was to disrupt and disperse the gathering. The most important outcome of this disruption is Namal Baby through his twitter account advised Diaspora to be united, behave themselves.

          Whether he understood what he was saying or he was deriving pleasure out of Sumanthiran’s misfortune, I do not know.

          Now you see how (stupid) Tamils bent on destroying themselves.

          I am told the gang which tried to intimidate Sumanthiran was not part of the usual “our leader Prabaharan” ” We want Thamil Eelam”, …. lamenting ladies. He had never seen them before.

          I suspect Gnana’s hero Douglas’s goondas or Gota’s Pottu Amman department, or a joint mission by both.

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            Native Vedda,
            There is not much daylight between our views.
            .
            The issue has become a political conundrum. Grandstanding is of no use.
            .
            Noisemakers are not going to vanish. Ignoring that distraction is the answer.

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        Both Summa and Kakka are trying to jump ship to UNP/SJB one day.

        Wait and see.

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        NV:
        Your not being fair.
        How do you ask a stupid person not to be stupid? He is what he is.
        :)

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          Bert

          “How do you ask a stupid person not to be stupid? He is what he is.”

          I am sorry I have made a mistake.

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      That is indeed a farfetched extension.

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    Those who respect the democracy should also accept the democratic voices whether it is against to our opinion or not. The rights of the Tamils in Sri Lanka is not debatable. There should be a political solution whether it is Provincial government or federal state or separate state.

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      Ajith,

      Expressing an opinion is fine, but they can’t be thuggish about it, especially after taking refuge in a country like Canada. Since it is the people on the ground in SL who have to bear the brunt of any decision, expatriates should leave it to the Tamil leaders on the ground to sort out what is best for the people there. They can provide advice, or simply disagree vehemently, but it is a shame that the Canadian police had to be called to bring order in a meeting internal to the Tamil people.

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        Agnos
        .
        As is the case in UK and Norway, tamil youth may be ca6 by the tricks of Canadian politicians. Those youth, many of them have not the slightest knowledge about the war in srilanka.. they might have become easy prey of the politicians in such countries. 🐃🐕🐃🐕☹🐃☹☹☹🐃☹

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        Agnos, I agree with you. Expressing your opinion is fine but this extremist still pro LTTE diaspora groups, who have no intention to return and live on the island, have no right to impose their unrealistic decisions living in comfort in Canada, or wherever. It is the Tamils who live on the island who will have to bear the brunt of any decision. Like you stated we expatriates can provide advice and help but should allow the Tamil leaders to sort out what is best for their people living on the island. These virulent extremist expatriate groups, who are intransigent just like the way Pirapakaran was, will ultimately become the downfall of the Eelam Tamils. What a disgrace. Couldn’t they have listened to what he stated and then expressed their views politely?

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          Yes, India and the West are not interested in the Eelam Tamils and are using us and will always placate the Sinhalese and favour them. However, we are now in a worse position than before, thanks to Pirapakaran and these nations that backstabbed us, thinking that they will win favour with the Sinhalese by helping them to defeat the Tamils but as usual the Sinhalese promised everything, including Tamil rights and then outmanoeuvred them and ran to China. have now The local Tamil leaders do no have many choices and are trying to do their best for the Tamils with their hands tied. The last colonial power Britain has never favoured the Tamils and certain other people. They only used the Tamils for their hard work but never liked them as the Tamil elite never kowtowed to them like the way the Sinhalese elite did and have done everything to damn them and still do so. It was the same with the Palestinian Arabs, the Kurds, and others. They destroyed Tamil or its local variant Malayalam that was written in Tamil Vatteluthu ( not the present highly Sanskritised Grantha Bhasha of the Namboothiri’s that is now passing off as Malayalam) in Kerala in the 1820s.

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            Sumanthiran may not be an angel but he is a realist and he and many other Tamil leaders are negotiating as underdogs and these idiots do not understand and are making everything worse, with their stupid actions. Even the little that the Tamils can get through this opportunistic western intervention will not be there, due to these peoples stupid actions. They do not care. They will go around shouting about Eelam but 90% of their offspring will marry the local whites and get assimilated within a generation or two, whilst the Tamils living on the island still suffer or face genocide.

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      For that one must listen to the other side. These people are like Trump’s republicans in the US. Kind of silly people. If they would have heard all of what the speakers had to say, then it might open their mind. That they definitely do not want it.

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    Who comes and shout do they really concern about the natives,even in Scotland ……
    Suren Surendran generous medical equipments for pandamic to Govnt worth of 2.5M USD but local media reported …..
    Looks like they capitilize from suffering of people….I may be wrong…

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      Suren Surendren, M. A. Sumanthiran and the ilk who got the Tamils in the doldrums in the first place.

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        hanchopancha

        “Suren Surendren, M. A. Sumanthiran and the ilk who got the Tamils in the doldrums in the first place.”

        Prior to 2009 (silencing the arms, not surrendering, that’s what LTTE wanted rest of the world to believe) what role did Suren Surendren & M. A. Sumanthiran play in VP’s Devil Dance?

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          We gave them protection.

          Soma

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            soman

            “We gave them protection.”

            You also paid them cash (Rs 165 Million) to buy votes. During November 2018 Namal Baby was seen driving around in vehicles with boot load of Goodies, like father X Mas, in order to entice Tamil, Muslim, and Sinhala MPs to switch sides.

            Root causes of all ills lie with the parochial racist idea of Sinhala/Buddhist nation, Sinhala/Buddist people, Sinhala/Buddhist majority, Sinhala/Buddhist leader (president, prime minister, commander of armed forces, Sinhala/Buddhist Finance Minister, Sinhala/Buddhist Sanga which is allowed to meddle in politics, ….

            Hope you will help us to liberate Sinhalese and Buddhists from Sinhala/Buddhist majoritarian racists.

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            Somooooooo, get treatment soon and get well.

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    The pro-Tigers Group are mad in claiming a separate State which is completely out of question. The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord is still in force, and therefore it is binding on Sri Lanka and India. It was carefully drafted having due consideration to the provisions of the United Nations Charter and to the spirit of the SAARC. Even when Sumanthiran & his Group had discussions in USA, they would have advised to include Federal features in the Constitution. The 13th Amendment can be considered as having Federal features. Whether the Tamil Group had discussions in USA or in UK, the solution is Federalism and not a separate State. If Sri Lanka is reluctant or refused to implement the 13th Amendment which is the outcome of the Peace Accord, then the Tamil political leaders should find out the alternative remedy which is a call for an Independent Territory within the Union of India in accordance with the Indian Constitution. Some of the Tamil political leaders are against such call because of their selfishness or due to their lack of knowledge about the Indian Constitution. The USA or UK will not intervene when India has already signed the Peace Accord. This is the reality.

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      What gibberish is this? I don’t think the question here is about a separate state, rather the unitary state.
      The 13th amendment is already in the constitution for the past couple of decades. It is clear it hasn’t solved the problems of Tamils. Even if it supposedly has ‘federal’ features, the power is solely with the Sri Lankan state through the appointment of governor.
      If power is truly to be shared, it can happen only outside of the unitary state.
      Also, what is the point of an independent territory within the union of india when those states themselves really have not much more power than the provinces in Sri Lanka?

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        No. It still won’t happen.

        Only solution is 3 separate nations in the island.

        Anything else means Tamils and Muslims are under the jackboot of Sinhala rulers and the military.

        Don’t live in fairy lands.

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          Hindu/Christian Tamils and Islamic Tamils should forgo their differences and unite as one for the purpose of winning a SEPARATE Homeland for Tamil speaking people scattered across the island, majority of whom are trapped within Sinhala majority provinces and eternally subjected to discrimination and harrassment by the Sinhalese.
          Also the Tamils should recover from the hangover that Sinhala Buddhist society is superior to their own.

          Soma

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            soman

            “Hindu/Christian Tamils and Islamic Tamils should forgo their differences and unite as one for the purpose of winning a ……………………………………………………”

            Did you receive Namal Baby’s Twitter message yesterday requesting Diaspora Tamil Speaking People to unite.
            It was bit rich.

            It just sounded like your hollow dumb ass typing.

            Forget the Tamil speaking people.
            Have you applied for passport?

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              Strange isn’t it? Sinhalese Buddhist racism, which was supported by the majority of the Sinhalese since independence, that drove away the Burghers, made a million Indian origin Tamil, who had lived on the island for more than 150 years and were then producing most of the island’s foreign exchange stateless, ethnically cleansed and drove away another million indigenous Eelam Tamils largely to the west, is now driving the very same Sinhalese who supported this ideology and the scoundrels who advocated this racist dogma, for their own benefit. Ironically most of them were all of recent South Indian Tamil immigrant descent, including the current ones, who I think originate from the Malaccan straits. The Sinhalese thought by marginalizing the island’s educated, once prosperous Tamilsm making them powerless, denying them education, jobs, language rights, and stealing their lands, homes, and businesses, they will become kings and very prosperous. However, only the opposite happened. They had chased away the educated hardworking and industrious Burghers and Sri Lankan Tamils, who could have helped the country to become prosperous, made the hardworking Indian origin estate Tamils, paupers, and semi-serfs, thereby denying the country of any productivity. Even after all this, the average Tamil and Muslim Tamil are more economically productive and are more prosperous than an average Sinhalese.

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                The Muslims have their trade and commerce, the Tamil despite all the hardships heaped on with no support from the state, had the diaspora to support them and their hard work. Other than a few elites and rich Sinhalese families, the Sinhalese who are generally not very industrious and productive were made lazier by all these perks and privileges that were given to them and were basically propped up all Sinhalese led governments from the time of independence. Egged on by a privileged racist vindictive overinflated Buddhist clergy living on the fat of the land. Now, this government is going broke, due to their short-sighted racist policies. They are unable to prop of the Sinhalese, with useless government, jobs, an inflated armed force, funds to further illegally grab lands from the Tamils. They have stolen whatever they can from the Tamils and the more prosperous ones have now fled to the west and cannot steal any more from them. The remaining ones do not have much. Soon the Muslim Tamils and then the more prosperous and harder working Catholic/Protestant Sinhalese will become the target.

                Other than a few elites and rich Sinhalese families, the Sinhalese who are generally not very industrious and productive were made lazier by all these perks and privileges that were given to them and were basically propped up all Sinhalese led governments from the time of independence.

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                  Egged on by a privileged racist vindictive overinflated Buddhist clergy living on the fat of the land. Now, this government is going broke, due to their short-sighted racist policies. They are unable to prop of the Sinhalese, with useless government, jobs, an inflated armed force, funds to further illegally grab lands from the Tamils. They have stolen whatever they can from the Tamils and the more prosperous ones have now fled to the west and cannot steal any more from them. The remaining ones do not have much. Soon the Muslim Tamils and then the more prosperous and harder working Catholic/Protestant Sinhalese will become the target. Now the Sinhalese, largely with no private economic base and who cannot be propped up and mollycoddled by their racist Sinhala only broke state, also want to leave the island in droves, ironically to the very same west, that they deride and chased the Burghers and Sri Lankan Tamils. Will they be as hardworking and prosperous as the Sri Lankan Tamils and Burghers there? As they used to not doing much and getting lots of freebies from the state. Strange the Sinhalese only Buddhist only racist extremist ideology, that marginalized all non-Sinhalese and non-Buddhists, made the country broke and is now driving out

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        nk,
        A union territory is a sort of organisational division in the Indian Republic. Therefore, it reflects the name “union territory”. But Article 131 gives both the Governments a forum to fight on legal issues and not on mere political issues. Thus, the order given by the Government of India to the State Governments ordering the Chief Minister to tender advice to the Governor of the State is not a mere political issue but a legal right. Now Sri Lanka is dragging the issue on implementing the 13th Amendment. Has Sri Lanka lost anything in implementing the 13th Amendment. Moreover, why should Sri Lanka destroy Hindu temples on various pretexts. If it is Independent Territory within the Union of India such non-senses won’t happen. Moreover Defence, Finance & Foreign Affairs will be handled by the Central Government. It does not matter. But they can go to any parts of India without VISA. There will be peace of mind without the harassment of Muslims which the Tamils won’t like. Tamils will not have any fear for China. Tamils will have more freedoms such as Freedom of movement, express opinion, speech, worship and even to develop their territory, etc.

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          There was no agreement for Indian Peacekeepers to remain until a solution formulated and implemented. So Vaalaththodam Sr. abrogated all loosely formed Indian – Lankawe agreement on Tamils’ issues, got the IPKF out and returned to 1948, Soulbury position. India lost all its ability to make Lankawe move forward. India repeated, latter, many times that Tamil will have to accept whatever GOSL offers them. TNA is the witness of this and S.M. Krishna, the India foreign minister, after negotiating with the Chitanta government, said that to TNA. It was only after that, GOSL was taken to UNHRC by American resolution. But Sampanthan Aiyya continues to keep India engaged in the problem, regardless of the Indian government’s position. After Krishna, so far India did no other comprehensive negotiation with GOSL on Tamils matters. India many times have many concessions to GOSL to stop China building its fortress in Sri Lanka, but only in wain. There is no Indian brokered peace agreement between Tamils and Sinhalese if there was one in the past. But Leader Pirapha and GOSL (CBK-Ranil’s government) signed an international brokered peace agreement, CFA 2002. It was abrogated by the Old King one sided, like the Resolution 30/1(So that revocation is not valid). He forcefully sent back SLMM. So, the validity of that peace accord has not expired any time in the past.

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            Mallaiyuran,
            Please remember that the Ceasefire Agreement was a farce. Ranil as Prime Minister did not sign CFA. Anyone signing CFA with the Terrorist Organization will be penalized. It was signed by three Human Rights violators – the Army, the UNP and the LTTE Leaders V.Prabakaran at different places and not together. There was no one to monitor it. The CFA was intended to deviate the attention of the LTTE. But CBK was under the impression that Ranil may get popular and dissolved the Parliament. Ranil intended to separate the Tamils from the LTTE in order to avoid the killing of innocents Tamils, but CBK dissolved the Parliament for selfish reasons. It is utterly not meaningful to blame India, when the Tamil political leaders fail to call for an Independent Territory within the Union of India in accordance with the Constitution of India.

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              You are just wandering all over, not considering what you are writing.
              1). “Ranil as Prime Minister did not sign the CFA. Anyone signing CFA with the Terrorist Organization will be penalized. It was signed by three Human Rights violators
              Do feel like warring parties should have continued committing war crimes, should not entered to an agreement to stop war? Why are warring parties entering into CFA is sad news?
              2). There was no one to monitor it.
              Absolutely meaningless talk. Norway took responsibility to ensure the signing procedure was agreeable as they refused to see each other. None of the parties raised the reliability of the signatures, until you raise it. Both parties went under the biding of CFA.SLMM monitored the operation of it until it was asked to leave the country By Old King. The SLMM part is different from IPKF, where nobody monitored IPKF”S operation, though they sent the Rapist Army to barracks. Then, IPKF supplied arms to many anti-LTTE Organization while attempting to collect LTTE”s arms. I heard when they faced a problem, they handed over all rusted guns and ran into hiding with the new ones.

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              3). “The CFA was intended to deviate the attention of the LTTE. ” Who is saying that? CFA was Negotiated by Norway. Ranil signed. That is, Scandinavian countries sent the SLMM instead of NATO.CBK wanted the Rome Accord signed. Ranil blocked. CBK wanted Constitution 2000 to be passed in parliament. Ranil burned it. He explained that because CBK wanted another term. Remember that the constitution was intended to solve Tamils problem. Ranil should have settled his problem with CBK by some other ways, but not by burning the draft and making Tamil to lose their war and 50 years of negotiation. She dismissed parliament: a) it was already done by others. b) OLD King and New King took the parliament from Ranil by an illegal coup. c). Getting along with Ranil is peeling fiber from boulder rock.
              4). “Ranil intended to separate the Tamils from the LTTE in order to avoid the killing of innocent Tamils, “ How is that technique supposed to work? Ranil took to his side Karuna, who killed 600 surrendered policemen. How do you explain that in an international court?

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              5). “ It is utterly not meaningful to blame India, when the Tamil political leaders fail to call for an Independent Territory within the Union of India in accordance with the Constitution of India. “ Tamil leaders did not ask for 13A. They did not accept it. JR drafted 13A. India did not make the draft. I do not know if India was ready at that time to get the independent state for Tamil within the Union State. India itself is not recognizing S 370, which it made to protect Kashmiri from Pakistan. India is not doing anything for the lost part to Pakistan. So I do not know if Lankawe, which stood off on not implementing 13A, would have waited all these time for the independent state staying in the North East. Lankawe not accepting the North East ancestral homeland concept which in Indian- Lanka accord. Wimal Weerawansa split the North East, India could not handle him.

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              6). I didn’t criticize the protestors’ rudimentary behavior and they are calling another Tamil as “Traitor”. It is not that I condone these. There is a reason for that. These are crowds sent back to Old King home from Oxford University. The difference is as they all united then, no internal conflict. One in the team was UNP and the other one SLFP. They got united only to look after their interests. So, some protesters wanted to treat them like they treated the Old King and Ranil. But Thanga like meeting organizers, on the name of TNA, got in between them and split the crowd. If they had stood together and had sent Sumanthiran back home, with decent words, the protest’s impact on international countries would have been different. Some wrong members in TNA back at home are keeping Thanga to do this type of havoc to Tamils in foreign land. We have to work together to make these protests to send clear, unambiguous messages from Tamils to international governments. Now one opportunity is spoiled like this. Organizers who lead these protests have to strive for better presentation, instead of we all are condemning the protestors blindly.

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          There is no international provision blocking SLMM or its sponsored peacekeepers coming back to Lankawe and restart maintaining the peace. Breaking the International CFA, the Old King restarted the war. It ended as Genocide/War crime, war without witness. The war was restarted breaking the CFA, the second peacekeepers too were sent back home once more by GOSL; The SLMM which was in internationally agreed obligation to protect Tamils, could not complete its mandate. (Earlier another international commission, IIGEP failed to provide justice to Tamils). So, it is the part of the Tamils to establish that the second war too was imposed on Tamils while they were kept under by international agreement not to fight. So, the war victory achieved by this method does not count either. Once the International Inquiry is over and if there was no fault found in LTTE to send back SLMM, the parties must return to the borders where the CFA stipulates. SLMM or SLMM sponsored force, or NATO or UN peacekeepers must come back and oversee parties returning to the point at which CFA agreed in 2002. Then the negotiation for a solution will start. A negotiation is always between two parties that they feel are equal. Otherwise, it is only a slavery document.

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          That negotiation will start wherever LTTE left it at, that is a 5-year interim government for Tamils.Then referendum and final solution. Sumanthiran PC, on the stage, was threatening Tamils with Sinhala Colonization, which has no substance, other than the Rapist Army and Rapist Police’s violence & tortures. Remember, now this is an international issue. Tamils can only settle this with an internationally brokered solution, no Sumanthiran brokered solution can move even a millimeter. As I said earlier the parties will be returning to pre-CFA positions, after the International War Crime/Genocide inquiry. It is not like Belarus pushing its citizens into Poland. Having said that, Tamils have no problems in Sinhalese living within their Tamils area and practicing their ancient religion. Tamils problem is not Sinhalese settling within Tamil Communities, but government grabbing Tamils’ land using Rapist Army and giving it to another community. Federal government is not a solution for the parties that have been at war for 75 years. There are no warring parties that have formed a federal government in the world. All Federal governments in the world are between parties not went for war. America, Canada, Australia, any EU nations, which all formed federal governments without differing within them until a war broke out.

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            Mallaiyuran
            In your opinon if a referendum is held for a SEPARATE Homeland for all Tamils which way the Tamils presently living in Sinhala majority provinces would vote?

            Soma

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              Somu,
              I know that you are not able to move away from that point. We talked about it many times. Let us try a new route this time if that will clarify anything new for you. How do you think the diaspora, who left Tamil Eelam, will vote for a referendum for separation? Following that then, how do you think that the Tamils working outside of Tamil Eelam will differ in making their decision? Then please explain the reason for that difference. I am not blindly proposing a referendum. I am telling you to go back to International CFA 2002, form an interim government for 5 years, and bring back the SLMM. resolve the internal problems and have the referendum. This will give ample time for all parties to adjust their situation to Tamils’ Government and freely express their opinion on the referendum. Your question of “What do you think” is only to make me dumbfounded. IT is not the party of a healthy debate. When a referendum comes, within the 3 million people, your opinion, or my opinion, is negligible to zero. But if Tamils fare better in the 5-year Interim Government, I guarantee you that all the Sinhalese living in the North East will vote for a separate country. Unlike what happened in British-India (Pakistan) no mass exodus of Malay to Malaysia and Chinese and Tamils to Singapore.

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                Mallaiyuran
                “Then please explain the reason for that difference. “
                The difference is obvious. Diaspora will vote for a SEPARATE Ealam for Tamils because they don’t have to come to Ealam for living – easy.
                But the Tamils presently in Sinhala majority provinces are facing a dilemma. They have to move into new Ealam. Evidence so far indicate that they are terrified of that prospect.

                Soma

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                  Somu,
                  Thanks for accepting that the Tamils come there looking for job, you use opportunities annually and loot, rape & murder. You say if they vote for Tamil Eelam you will chase them, if refused you will murder them. So, did there was an election in 1958? Were there any referendum in 1977 & 1983? Whether they vote with referendum or against it, you are going to show your Lala Wild country bestial culture. That is why we are already proposing NATO or UN peacekeeper there to watch you out. When Indian Army came, you were sleeping in the Kitchen, only Pirapa’s guy engaged with IPKF.

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                    Mallaiyuran
                    Having said all that you finally consider Sinhala Buddhist society is superior, provides a more conducive environment for living over Tamil only enclave.

                    Soma

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              soman

              “…………. which way the Tamils presently living in Sinhala majority provinces would vote?”

              The way things are probably the Sinhalese will vote along with Tamils for a separate state for Tamil and Sinhala speaking people, meaning a separate state for Tamil and Sinhala speaking people and rest of the country for the dumb asses.

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          I don’t want to write something like putting the cart before the horse in the solution for Tamils, to make it feel real. That can force the dominant players like the US, UK, India to take a predetermined position and then they will not cooperate on the negotiating table. So, remember this is only a suggested path and the final decision will be based on negotiations. The most important point is, IC investigation and parties returning to CFA and peace keepers returning to their job.

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      To say that Sumanthiran and his group in their discussions in USA would have advised to include federal features in the constitution, shows your naivety. India will allow only maximum of quasi-federal features. Sumanthiran and his group have gone to USA to be incorporated as their lackeys to destabilize present government using Tamils who will be hoodwinked by them.
      India or USA want to get Sinhalese to their side and will not do anything to upset them. This is why despite the Indo-Srilanka accord, India is only paying lip service to implementation of 13th amendment and not taking positive action when the accord gives them legal right to intervene.

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        GS,

        You are right but most Tamils are unable to understand these facts.

        Anything short of Tamil Elam means Sinhala rule over Tamils. India and USA (or China too for that matter) are very happy with it as long as their interests are met. India now takes Tamils for granted more than ever.

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          GATAM,
          I am sure that GS would be uncomfortable with an approval from you.

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        There was no agreement for Indian Peacekeepers to remain until a solution formulated and implemented. So Vaalaththodam Sr. abrogated all loosely formed Indian – Lankawe agreement on Tamils’ issues, got the IPKF out and returned to 1948, Soulbury position. India lost all its ability to make Lankawe move forward. India repeated, latter, many times that Tamil will have to accept whatever GOSL offers them. TNA is the witness of this and S.M. Krishna, the India foreign minister, after negotiating with the Chitanta government, said that to TNA. It was only after that, GOSL was taken to UNHRC by American resolution. But Sampanthan Aiyya continues to keep India engaged in the problem, regardless of the Indian government’s position. After Krishna, so far India did no other comprehensive negotiation with GOSL on Tamils matters. India many times have many concessions to GOSL to stop China building its fortress in Sri Lanka, but only in wain. There is no Indian brokered peace agreement between Tamils and Sinhalese if there was one in the past. But Leader Pirapha and GOSL (CBK-Ranil’s government) signed an international brokered peace agreement, CFA 2002. It was abrogated by the Old King one sided, like the Resolution 30/1(So that revocation is not valid). He forcefully sent back SLMM. So, the validity of that peace accord has not expired any time in the past.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

        “To say that Sumanthiran and his group in their discussions in USA would have advised to include federal features in the constitution, shows your naivety”

        Congratulations, I am glad it appears you are receiving private off the record briefing/debriefing from US State Department, Hindian South Block, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China …….

        Or is it simply ill informed speculation?

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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM,
      ” The USA or UK will not intervene when India has already signed the Peace Accord. This is the reality. ”
      There are many things you need to understand so keep reading the suggestions regarding the solution proposal, as an when they appear in the media. For me, who has watched the 75 years movies including the two peacekeepers (1987 & 2002) sent back by GOSL, we don’t believe any patching as a solution can work with Sinhala Governments. I am not going to deal with all the points you stipulated, as you hurriedly throw many things which all will take a book to clarify. Main mistake on your talk is India did not make a peace accord for Tamils. India sent a peacekeeping force on its own way, not covered by any international conventions. Anything signed was between Rajiv and JR, no Tamils were a party in that. The Indian and Sri Lankan governments agreed a defense treaty under which the Sri Lankan government committed to a solution for Tamils. 13A is not an Indian Solution but considered as Indian sponsored. There is no term in Indo Lanka pact for India to oversee the implementation of 13A. So any of India’s attempt to implement 13A is considered by Lankawe as a foreign interference. 13A’s completeness as a solution is another topic.

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        The above 6 comments are in reply to Mr. Rajasingam. The order of these are jumbled. The above is the first comment. Then the one above is the 2nd one. The other 4 appearing higher are to be read in sequence they appear.
        Sorry for the trouble.

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        Mallaiyuran,
        The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was an agreement between two Heads of Government. Tamils cannot represent a Government unless the Tamil is a President. Since India considered the provisions of the UN Charter and of the spirit in the SAARC at that time, it can only send the IPKF for the well being of the Tamils. Unfortunately the LTTE was against the presence of the IPKF and joined hands with R.Premadasa. This was not a healthy sign. We cannot forget how Premadasa was bumbed into pieces within seconds at the Armour Street by a mad LTTE cadre. It is the LTTE which instigated the IPKF instead of joining with them. I was there and monitored the behaviour of the LTTE. It was a missed opportunity. The IPKF was a Peace Keeping Force and not a Combating Force. The LTTE was instrumental for converting the IPKF into a Combating Force. 13A was only a step to maintain peace and cannot be considered as a foreign interference. Moreover, no government will make an agreement with the Terrorist Organization or make it a Party to the Agreement or Accord.

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    These are not 100% pro-LTTE groups that protested. Yes, there were LTTE supporters there but none of them will come to Sri Lanka and live even if a separate state is given. They are economic opportunists who are using LTTE as a flag to collect money for themselves. LTTE is dead, Most of the youngsters in Canada do not like LTTE or those who support LTTE, this is a fact.

    The protesters also included Gajendrakumar, Pillayan, Karuna, Devanada, and other Rajapakse slaves” supporters. These groups are threatened by the progressive approach made by TNA.

    It’s the actions of the present Government, such as numerous roadblocks in the north up to Vavuniya, blocking the remembrance of the dead by their families, etc that is giving fodder to the remnant LTTE supports to protest. If the Govt has the guts to come to a peaceful solution for all minority issues then the so-called LTTE supporters will demise.

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    What had happened in Toronto is an ugly face of freedom struggle for the Tamil people.
    :
    It shouldn’t have a public meeting without proper arrangements. Public meeting allows distractors with opportunity to bring their angst and the in freer society, the police cannot interfere with shouting matches, unless it turns into criminally chargeable offence.
    :
    The distractors may feel that they have won a battle but lost the war on public support. The seasoned elected representatives of the Tamil people will know that expatriates do not vote unless you are the president of the country.
    :
    The world Tamil community sends its apologies to the elected representatives for the conduct of a handful in Toronto.

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    Sumanthiran is the Tamil equivalent of Ranil. Rip TNA.
    They are unable to take any criticism for their quisling politics, rather come up with pro-LTTE/extremist branding to marginalize opinions against them, even within their party ranks.
    He should join national politics and perhaps can become a minister with UNP and Shanakyan can join SLFP/SLPP. At least, then we can give him some crediblity for being honest.

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      nk

      Could you kindly let us have a English, Sinhala, Tamil translation of what you have typed above?

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    Mr. Ayathuray,
    You are confused yourself by saying that a separate state is completely out of question and and talking about Independent Territory with the Union of India. How do you know India will consider dividing this Independent territory from Sri Lanka?

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      Ajith,
      Separate State is suicidal for Sri Lanka Tamils. There is already a Separate State by the name Tamil Nadu within the Union of Tamil Nadu and also an Independent Territory within the Union of India as Pondicherry where Tamils are dominant. Independent Territory within the Union of India is one short of a State. India will have no objections if there are number of Independent Territories within the Union of India. Even the Sinhalese Provinces can together called by some name and request to be an Independent Territory within the Union of India when taking into consideration of the misrule by the Rajapaksas. Remember India has a hidden agenda Greater India i.e. Bharath Varsha. India expects every neighbouring countries to be a peaceful country when China becomes a threat to India and other smaller countries. South Korea, Taiwan and Japan are with India. China is certain to get split and so with Pakistan.

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        The suffering of Sri lankan Tamil refugees in India is an example.

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          Ajith,
          At that time there was no other alternative. Anyway the Sri Lanka Tamil refugees had not suffered when they were kept within the barbed wire after Mullivaikal incident.

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    Whatever arguments are there for and against LTTE now, we cannot ignore the fact that LTTE is not from India or some other universe, they are sons and daughters or brothers and sisters or parents of the island of Sri Lanka similar to other armed organisations who took up arms to fight against oppressing Sinhala regimes. The International Community, even India or Sri lanka considered LTTE as an organisation fighting for the rights of Tamils within the island of Sri Lanka. That is why they involved with LTTE in negotiations about devolution of power. The terror committed by Sri Lankan regimes (military), other Tamil groups such as PLOTE, EPRLF, EPDP, TELO or Sinhala youths JVP nothing less than LTTE Terror. We now know that Easter Bombing was a terrorism and the master mind of that terror is not LTTE. Then who is the master mind?
    So, it is sad that some people protested against TNA MPs Sumanthiran and Sanakiyan in Canada. It is not very clear who they are and what made them to protest but they are not representing whole Tamil diaspora or LTTE. Even in Sri Lanka, there are considerable people against to TNA. That was reflected in the recent Elections. We hope for good.

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      Ajith,
      As far as Easter Bombing was concerned, Zaharan had utilized the division between Ranil & Maithripala Sirisena. Maithripala Sirisena is a snake under the grass. He should have been properly grilled. Whether it is LTTE or PLOTE, EPRLF, EPDP, TELO or JVP – there are terrorists. But JRJ addressed the JVPers as insurgents. However it was not correct to protest against Sumanthiran without verifying the actual facts. As far I know Sumanthiran wanted some Federal features to be included in the Constitution. All these events show that Tamil Political leaders are still not united.

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    Please change the heading.
    Sumanthiran (and diaspora organizers), carrying on West’s programme (of reconcilliation and transitional justice farce), was chased out by disgruntled Tamil protestors.

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    in 2009 when Rajapaksas were bombing innocent civilians after luring them in to No Fire Zone, the west did not bat an eyelid despite the Tamil diaspora laying siege to the western capitals.

    The Taul diaspora now thinks west will get them seperate state on a plate….they have not learnt any lessons.

    @ Dr. Gnana Sangaralingam – USA doesn’t need Sumanthiran

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      Rajash

      Were you at the COP26 conference?
      Did you also carry Tiger flag?
      Have you come across anyone who openly condemn the Canadian Diaspora incident?

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        Native – I was in Dubai for the T20 world cup I was carrying the union Jack flag supporting the ENgland Team

        There a re many Sri Lankans working in the Hotel where I stayed.
        Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims alike working as a jolly good team and sharing accomodation.

        Their story is pathetic, during covid the hotel was shut and for months they stayed in Dubai with no earnings the Hotel provided free accomodation and meal.

        One young Sinhala waiter made it a point to make freshly squeezed fruit juice for us every breakfast. I tipped on the last day and he was crying…inquiring why he said he has nor been to sri lanka for years and not seen his parents.

        Noe of them on surface look like admirers of the current regime

        I also attended the college annual dinner dance which was cancelled last year due to covid. It was great to catch up with school days friends and fellow hostellers and school mates and reminisce about old days growing up in Jaffna.

        As for Canadian Diaspora incident – there is indeed lots of criticism. They should have let the two Tamil MPs to speak and may be openly discussed the difference of the opinion.

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      So, what is the need for USA to hold talks with Sumanthiran and GTF, both parties not widely representing Tamils?

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        nk,
        Sumanthiran and Kanageswaran have thorough knowledge of the constitution as well as of the hardships of the Tamils. They are not emotional. They are also aware of the International Affairs affecting Sri Lanka and the also the Tamils. They know what is suitable for the Tamils to live peacefully. Others have lack of knowledge in political affairs and in foreign affairs.

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          AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM ,
          “Keddikaranin Poyum Piraddum Daku Moku Diku Thalam. Sumanthiran PC said that US officials talked with him about the solution. But US officials have put in tweeter that Human rights violation to Tamils is the most important issue for them in Tamils’ issue.If US officials come to know what was he saying in Canada, probably, this could be last time US officials invited him for talk.

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    Most of the social medias are going to town with anti SUMANTHIRAN news.Those who attended the meeting supporting TNA AND SUMANTHIRAN Was around 150 to 200 who were seated inside the hall.Those who were PRO-LTTE ANTI SUMANTHIRAN was around 50-60 standing outside the hall and shouting foul words (YOU ARE GOING WITH YOUR WIFE TO THE MEETING TO WASH THE BACK SIDE OF SUMANTHIRAN).Once the meeting was going on SUMANTHIRAN Started his speech some guys around 30-40started shouting ANTI SUMANTHIRAN SLOGANS.They have the right to oppose SUMANTHIRAN in any way but not the way they behave inside the hall in very indecent mnner.as per social medias are trying to paint a picture that all candian tamils are ANTI SUMANTHIRAN ANTI TNA OR FEDERAL PARTY. IN REALITY MOST CANADIAN TAMILS ARE FED UP WITH TAMIL POLITICS IN SRILANAKA AND IN CANADA.Most people wants to mind their business and not interested in any thing other than guys who have some blood relations in srilanaka or some business interest in srilanaka.THERE ARE SO MANY TAMIL GROUP having some so called tamil institutions with letter heads to show that they have support among lanakan tamils to get some FINANCIAL SUPPORT OR PERSONAL GAINS FROM MAIN CANDIAN POLITICAL PARTIES.

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    I cry for Canada. Are these the people who built that lovely country ? All the stinking dirt ends up there and now Canada is on the way down. Mahendrans, Nadasens, Aloysiuses, Paskaralingams will soon make a mockery of their systems.

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      You sounds like you ran out of the list with that; but I have at least 6.9M + another 225 in my list.

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    It was a vile incident where differing views were met with absolute aggression and potentially violence. Tamil civilians were slaughtered back in 2009 by the thugs in army uniforms……………racists among the Sinhalese take note, I said Tamil civilians, not LTTE so don’t come here to twist what I said above. At that time why were these heroes of Tamil Ealam were hiding here in Canada truly baffles me until to date. How could this happen in Canada and how could the government allow this? These hooligans were hell bent on disrupting this event, whether you agree or disagree with MAS and Shanakiyan, we need to allow them to speak. If one disagrees, then why not hold a dialogue and try to understand the other. It was a total disgrace!! I wonder if these were the fellows who were leaders of this struggle, what would have happened to the masses? We also know how many of these fellows profited from this war on both sides of the ethnic divide. I am truly dissapointed and disgusted at the behaviour of these hooligans who were there to distrupt the event.

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      Tamil from the north

      I am sorry I have to repeat what I have been saying for millions of years.
      Tamils and Sinhalese share the same gene, not much differences among them.

      VP, Gota, Vijeweera, …and others , they are/were sadist psychopaths more than being racists, they just want to kill, see blood, see people suffer, …. they do not have preference in their choices, simply domination, ….. playing god, look at VP & Gota, their victims were both Tamils and Sinhalese, there was no discrimination at all, they consider themselves the messiah, the deliver, ……

      Mere thought that other people’s life is in their hand itself gives them immense pleasure, leading to org***, or perhaps the Big O, or multiple Big Os, …..

      Do remember how Mahinda (a Sinhalese) was humiliated in the UK and Sumanthiran(a Tamil) was humiliated by the diaspora, both same. We seriously have problem, communities are degenerating, degenerating fast within and outside.

      One cannot dismiss these incidents just being one off by a tiny minority.
      It has become a malignant disease among Sinhalese as well as Tamils much much dangerous than COVID 19 to throw accusation such as “surrender your dignity”, “get perks”, “cheated at the election”, “lackey of Ranil”,

      Do you see any difference between these goons and three piece suit wearing Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam?

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        @NV, I agree 100% with you. These fellows have nothing to do at home, most don’t even have a proper job. The only solution they have for any disagreement is the usage of thuggery, very similar method to the Rajapaksas. If you look at Prabaharan and the Rajapaksas, after murdering thousands of people, they had underground bunkers and surrounded themselves with 200-300 bodyguards. All these charges against Sumanthiran are unfounded charges. In Canada, these LTTE fundraisers made about 20% of what they raised and currently living in absolute luxury. We have a very weak government, which feels it is better to look the other way for the future votes than to deal with these rascals.

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      Tamil from Canadian North
      “At that time why were these heroes of Tamil Ealam were hiding here in Canada truly baffles me until to date. “
      How could such an obvious thing baffle you.
      They are there for good life and they know that what they put in their refugee application are all concocted lies.
      .
      Have you ever wondered whether Tamil Nadu knew about genocide 20km down?

      Soma

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        @Somooooooooooo, it wasn’t a question because I was truly confused, it was more of a rhetorical question. I hope you understand what rhetorical means in that dull head of yours. It is very similar to the 7,000,000 modays who voted this war criminal to power, we Tamils also have similar modays amongst us. Many of these LTTE/Tamil Ealam supporters are fellows who will send other people’s kids to fight while their own kids are flourishing in western countries. Mahinda or Goat never sent their rowdy kids to the north to die, they sent some poor rural kids to die for their own gain.

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          People fought and died en masse for the sake of the prince who desired the beautiful princes from the adjoining kingdom.

          Soma

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            Liken to the good old Sinhala Kingdom Days.
            What wonderful times had with those “Pandyan Princesses”.
            Dreams or Reality?

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    Sanakiyan is asking that if Sinhalese are not accepting then the Tamils can get a solution? Because Sinhalese are the majority, Sanakiyan suggests that from his grandpa, SJV, Rajavarodhyam, Navaratnam, Vanniyasingam, EMV, Amir, to Leader Pirapa, Sampanthan Aiyya are all wrong. Sanakiyan is saying he signed willingly to the 1978 constitution & 6A and went to parliament, because all Sri Lankan should live happily. Unfortunately, until him no other Tamils leaders have understood this Sanakiyam. Sanakiyan says he is willingly signed to the conditions of Lankawe and wants to live happily in Lankawe with other Sinhalese. He is not able to appreciate (rather looking down at) the people migrated to foreign countries as they all went there as economic, green pasture seekers. He has torn off all diaspora thieves by catching a letter seeker red handed. Sanakiyan once wrote, “Lunatic is not the word one should use to call Mallaiyuran”. Not revenge, because we have propagated within the diaspora community that not to use the word “TRAITOR” to call another Tamil. So, we say here that traitor is not the word Tamils should use to call Sanakiyan.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      There is some flow in 6A which I had argued in the High Court and also written an article about it. It was a hurriedly passed legislation. According to 6A, why had the Sri Lankan Government failed to file an action against the Indian Air Force when dropped the food parcel in Jaffna. The Amendment states ‘whoever poses a danger or affects the sovereignty of Sri Lanka will be charged.

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    He feels ashamed that in parliament the ones he wants to live happily with, call him “Tiger”. Please don’t tell me that. In 1978, when I was working at M.N. Sambamurti’s client, Lake House Printers & Publishers, partner Gananathan CA, told me: “ Unkaludaiya Yarzhpana Puli vilaiyaddai Inkee Kaadaatheum, Colombo is Sinhalese place, you will be wiped out”. I heard it from a Tamil like Sanakiyan, but not from a Sinhalese. When Sanakiyan is anti-LTTE, or simply not a LTTE, calling him ”Tiger ” is, by all logic, an insult; but how much shame for a True Tamil, who is a Pariah Demelo” if called ‘Puli”? It seems Sanakiyan didn’t hear that average Tamils are called Parai Demelo by the ones he wants to happily live with!. Apparently as Sanakiyan said, he is the most inexperienced, junior politician in parliament and he, with Thanga, they both make me feel jealous, because the Hitler King called Sanakiyan and praised him for speaking in Sinhala. Bravo Thanga! What a brainless comedian Thanga, he introduced Sanakiyan as Hitler King’s pet, because he speaks the Solomon West Ridgeway Dias’ Sinhala ONLY! Kodeeswaran’s corpse, if there, may be wiggling in his coffin this time. Sorry Guys! It is too depressing to hear from the mouth of ITAK that they have at least one more Viyalenthiran for sale.

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    Is this the political party SJV created, and Tamils bragged as the “example” even for the Western political parties? Anyway, sadly Sanakiyan’s Sinhala was adorable, but his Tamil, the mother tounge was the worst at that stage.
    Sanakiyan is condemning the countries giving refugee status for Tamils as dumbfounded nations, fooled by green paster seekers. He is attacking the countries issuing refugee status to victims as feeding economic refugees. He is basically attacking ITJP, HRW. Amnesty and all others who are documenting and releasing reports of why Tamils continue to leave Lankawe. He is saying not all families back in Tamil Eelam have people in Canada to sponsor them. OOO YA? That is prime news for us! We never did know that. But this weak lawyer has no understanding of how a family in Tamil Eelam gets sponsored by a refugee or under what principle a non-refuge person gets sponsored by a refugee in countries which accept Geneva Convention. “Refusing the family reunion is refusing to respect basic human rights”, that is what it is. Refugees too have rights to be happy with their loved ones, as much as Sanakiyan would be. Sanakiyan says that all “Sri Lankans have to live happily “.

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    So Tamils, please, here after respect Sinhalese happiness and don’t bother them. Again, that is something news for us, but what another thing seems to be a strange is that Rajamanickanaar Aiyya failed to transfer the needed political wisdom for his so claimed GRAND Son- Sanakiyan to understand the Sinhala Aappa Diplomacy backgrounds, so he is still in a dim bulb on that matter, after 30 year of peaceful negotiation with Sinhala Buddhist Aanduwa, 30 years of war, and a 15 years of diplomatic agitation and having had passed resolution 30/1, 34/1 and 40/1. Probably, that is why Thanga praised Sanakiyan as the new Gauthilya in politics. These guys all sound like Maddi, Madaiyan, Paethan, Melachan, and Moodan under the auspicious guidance of Guru, Avivika Purana (Paramartha) Guru. Sampanthan Ayyia, it is a shame to send out this group to campaign for Tamils’s Transitional justice. Our stand is that Sampanthan Aiyya should close down his “Kadai of Secret Solution ” with Appe Aanduwa, forever and should honestly guide Tamils to seek their freedom by taking their plights out of Diyawanna Lake Palace.

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    13A is not an Indian Solution. 13A was only JR’s solution. JR brought 6A to stop Tamil asking the solution they wanted. TULF Refused to accept 13A (LTTE Refused to accept; no Tamils accepted it). ITAK & TULF refused to accept the 1972 & 1978 constitutions. On the same ground they refused to accept 13A as not their solution they participated, but only JR’s idea to keep Rajiv Gandhi out of Ceylon. Sampanthan Aiyya says 13 A implementation is only the start for the Tamils’ solution. Sanakiyan has an ultimate wish. He thinks he is a cinema actress so he can tell his wish to gossip media to spread glamorous sexy stories to the public, but why should he have to discuss that with the Front’s members? Oooooo What could it be.. … one day falling in love with a princess-like girl and marrying her and living in a paradise like a palace….. No No that is not Sanakiyan. He is a freedom fighter. Then, does he want to have a country for Tamils and become the prime minister of that land? NO No even that is not Sanakiyan. Then what is Sanakiyan’s wish? He is the Solomon West Ridgeway Dias’s Sinhala only party member. He wants the Lankaweyan (AS he too one in them) live happily. Anything wrong with that?

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    Sankiyan’s ultimate wish is to become the Chief minister of the PC under this 13A in the unitary Sinhala Appe Rata. What is the difference among Deva, Sangari, Karuna from Sanakiyan? They all wanted to be Chief Ministers.
    Sanakiyan has a dream. The great illusionist is only dreaming; Never it to become true. Then why should he share it with other TNA members? What magnificent logic the Sampanthan Aiyya’s disciples are propagating!
    The dog that can hunt the rabbit is read on its nose. So, we stop here (Because it is meaningless to discuss this most dump speech) by quoting Martin’s, one of the American greatest freedom fighters’, dream. Here it is, get inspired:
    I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. (as stipulated in the American constitution) I have a dream … “

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    The militants among Sri Lankan Tamils work on the premise that Sinhalese are the enemies of the Tamils, so are the Muslims. By doing so you are isolating Tamils to be a manageable insignificant minority in Sri Lanka.
    The marginalized groups among the Sinhalese, the Muslims,the upcountry Tamils and Colombo Tamils also have grievances and aspirations. Poverty, Unemployment and parochialism are common to all marginalized groups.
    “Kolambata Kiri Appata Kekiri”.
    What prevents the Sri Lankan Tamils to form common ground and to fight for the rights so that all of us could live with self-respect and dignity?.
    Learn from the past.

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    Appa Mallayuran, Are you saying 6.9 million Sinhalese fools have also submitted false visa applications to live in the West ! In general these fools (6.9) are the corrupted buffoons, not the corrupters , don’t you agree. The Sinhalese are so so stupid they find it too difficult to bribe, accepting bribes is another matter. If they were to bribe ,they will either bribe the wrong person or get caught in the act !

    Most of the rackets and bribe giving is done by the types who are also submitting false Visa applications . The other, more crude corrupters, are the chaps who are praying many times a day.

    Religion is the outer garment of rogues, look at Nadesan who accompanies RW to see the Indian fraudster and call that a pilgrimage. Why hide your money in Switzerland when there are so many poor in India ?

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    There are two good things to come out of this. One is that Sri Lankans must realise that the Tamils are divided and have no unity as they are back stabbing opportunist bastards, just like the Sinhalese. The second is that they will continue on their 72 year trajectory of being Losers.

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      Svenson what a strange name for a Sinhalese. We know that extremist Sinhalese racists would be jubilant and gleeful, as seen by your comment. However, sorry to disappoint you, these people who protested and disturbed the meeting, are just a minority extremist group and do not represent any Tamil but their own agenda, which we do not know what. They deliberately disturbed and spoilt the meeting and look like they do not want anything done for the Tamils living on the island. Getting any form of relief or rights, whilst they live happily and comfortably in Canada. There is a very strong suspicion that they are Sri Lankan government agents and were deliberately set up by the government to disrupt the meeting and give the Tamils, especially the Tamil diaspora a bad name. This is what Sinhalese racists like you want, as seen by your gleeful comments. As someone had already stated, we did not see the usual LTTE flag wavers or the crying women, who usually demonstrate outside meetings but are never aggressive or disrupt a meeting but a completely unknown and very aggressive group appeared from nowhere and behaved like the way government-sponsored goons, who are sent to disrupt opposition meetings.

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    This is a good recorded documentation of how intolerant and violent Tamils are. Since the late 1960’s different Tamil groups within the SL-Tamil community have been killing each other from rival groups, whether political or even caste based differences. Any difference of opinion is always met with exclusion and extreme violence. Tamil Tigers killed all political opponents and became the sole representatives of the Tamils. Now these Tiger supporters are pretending as if they are different from the Tamil Tigers, while pushing for the same politics of division of the island and creating mono-ethnic Tamil regions. Whether they are called LTTE or TNA or something else, they are all the same – they consider the Sinhalese as their enemies. Look at the way they are behaving in a foreign country, which has given them refuge from alleged discrimination and violence in Srilanka. Anybody can see why there is an ethnic conflict here.
     
    Tamil problems have created enough havoc in this island. The Sinhalese people have the right to live peacefully in their island. All the Tamil groups i.e north-east Tamils, plantation Tamils and Muslims are all claiming some form of autonomy (federal, separate etc) and plan to make trouble.

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      Federal solutions are not suitable for so polarized and hostile groups as the Tamils and Sinhalese. A federal solution for any of the Tamil groups is bound to end in full secession and never ending border wars. The only solution to the Tamil problem is that the UN and International Community intervene and take into consideration the small size of the island, the absence of any natural barriers to serve as borders which could prevent future border conflicts/wars and the diasporic superficial relationship all Tamil groups have to this island, and grant all Tamils the right to return to their homeland in Tamilnadu. This way the need for the Tamils to claim separate states is eliminated. Its a win-win situation for everybody – Tamils get to live in a Tamil state with an internationally acknowledged right, while Sinhalese can live peacefully without Tamil harassment. Whether the Tamils assert their right to return to Tamilnadu will be each individual Tamil’s personal choice, but they will have the right to move to Tamilnadu, if they wish to. There’s absolutely no need to establish another Tamil state/s in this island, which will create endless bloody wars, when there already is a Tamil state.

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        Punchi Point
        Punchi Brain
        Punchi Willi

        “The only solution to the Tamil problem is that the UN and International Community intervene and take into consideration the small size of the island, …………………………………………………………….”

        Is it a Tamil Problem?
        FYI
        It is a public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala’s Sinhala/Buddhist problem which is being imposed on rest of the people, including Sinhalese, Buddhists, Tamils, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, …………………..

        “…………………… and grant all Tamils the right to return to their homeland in Tamilnadu.”

        What would you like to do with rest of the people whose ancestors arrived from South India and then over a period of time converted to Buddhism, then some of them to Christianity, recently to Sinhala/Buddhism and then to Sinhala/Buddhist Fascism?

        Would you like to take them with you back to your ancestral homeland South India? UN should consider 16 Million of you as a special case and convince Hindia for it to take you lot back to Tamilnadu as they did with upcountry hard working people in the 1960s and 70s.

        I think it would be fair deal.

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        Punchi Point
        Punchi Brain
        Punchi Willi

        Do you always sit on your brain?

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        P.P,
        Wouldn’t it be more practical to deport all the Sinhalayo? Yourself included? Their preferred destination is Dubai.

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          Like all other Tamils on CT You too assume that Sinhala Buddhist is superior, provides a more conducive enviornment for living over a Tamil only enclave.

          Soma

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    Mallaiyuran,
    The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was an agreement between two Heads of Government. Tamils cannot represent a Government unless the Tamil is a President. Since India considered the provisions of the UN Charter and of the spirit in the SAARC at that time, it can only send the IPKF for the well being of the Tamils. Unfortunately the LTTE was against the presence of the IPKF and joined hands with R.Premadasa. This was not a healthy sign. We cannot forget how Premadasa was bumbed into pieces within seconds at the Armour Street by a mad LTTE cadre. It is the LTTE which instigated the IPKF instead of joining with them. I was there and monitored the behaviour of the LTTE. It was a missed opportunity. The IPKF was a Peace Keeping Force and not a Combating Force. The LTTE was instrumental for converting the IPKF into a Combating Force. 13A was only a step to maintain peace and cannot be considered as a foreign interference. Moreover, no government will make an agreement with the Terrorist Organization or make it a Party to the Agreement or Accord.

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      “Moreover, no government will make an agreement with the Terrorist Organization or make it a Party to the Agreement or Accord.”
      Mr. Ayadurai,
      Word to word you say LTTE as a terrorist Organization but you have forgotten that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi invited LTTE leader Pirabhaharn for talks in 1987 before he signed the Sri Lanka_ India peace accord. How come that happened? A head government talking to Terrorist? Have you forgotten that Sri Lankan government went for peace talks with LTTE in 2002- 2006? Why didn’t they talk to at least to TNA? Can you deny that Indian government funded and gave armed training to more than 35 Youth groups? Is it right to give Training and funding to Terrorist Organizations for a democratic nation like India? Don’t you know that IPKF came with a terrorist organisation called ENDLF which involved in Terrorism? I know how they treated people. Opportunism by Sri Lankan, Indian and Western and Eastern politics played major role in this complex Sri lankan politics. They all used Tamils for their benefits, not in the interest of Tamils or Sri Lanka.

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      Was LTTE designated a ‘terrorist’ organization at the time of the accord?
      India used and continue to use Tamils as an instrument of geo politics and regime change. Same goes for the West.

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        LTTE was designated was designated at various time as different kind of terrorist organization by different countries & UN. Even with in EU countries, this treatment differed. LTTE was designated as an terrorist organization by Old King only just before he broke the CFA 2002 and re-start the war. EU Canada & some others designated LTTE as Terrorists, by American Secretary Condoleezza Rice’s pressure after having removed SLMM. America is one of the earliest countries to list LTTE as Foreign Terrorist Group. My believe is this caused serious disadvantage to LTTE during negotiations, but America said they would not interfere, so LTTE can negotiate with government. But, that time, America, Norway, EU and Japan were the countries sponsoring the peace initiations, so it affected LTTE. When GOSL banned LTTE, almost all Western nations opposed that decision saying that will impede the negotiations. GOSL (Old King) did not mind about that because he used the CFA 2002 to buy and heaped modern arms for $4B, so he wanted only war. Old King’s one of the explanations was as that they all have banned, so he had the ground to do that. My fainted memory says that Ranil and CBK was not supporting Old King banning LTTE. You can google about it accuracy.

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    We have three communities in Lanka. Far too much of the time, we appear to be bashing one another, saying what we have said dozens of time over. Circling round, trying to assess hw we can hurt most. This article has essentially been one which Tamil readers ought to have been allowed to debate.
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    I’m sorry that I’ve made too many comments myself!
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    Articles crying out for comment, receive so few:
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    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-altar-on-which-we-sacrifice-our-children/
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    Federalism is the one and only solution to the failure of the last 70 years of corruption in this country.

    Looking at federalism as a solution for Tamils and Muslim communities alone is the biggest mistake ever we majority Sinhalese do historically.

    Today we witness mass-scale corruption by both governments and still, the political pundits of Sri Lanka and we the people think of changing one group over the other.

    But the real problem is having excessive authority to central government and our judiciary is under the tune of executive practically and constitutionally which eventually make the courts as servants of dictators, racism, and barbarism which those governments and deep states keep running.

    The only way possible to come out of this mess is moving toward a federal system in which multiple governing systems including multiple supreme courts emerge and it becomes harder to bully the court by the central government and the judiciary will have a say in protecting the justice and prevent corruption. And citizens will have a chance to pick relatively bias-free courts to seek justice.

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      The issue of federalism is not a minority issue in this country, but rather it’s a national solution to the last 70 years’ political corruption and abuse of the governing system. Unfortunately our Sinhalese intellectual does not have proper knowledge on federalism, and they too support passively by their lack of political maturity and understanding of federalism.

      Similarly, Tamil communities also lack the means to bring the federal arrangements as a national solution for the national problem and they rape the federalism by painting it as an ethnic solution perse.

      I would say the real problem in this country is the intellectual vacuum of all three communities and the higher education system of Sri Lanka which lack political insight and work as a media machine of the governments. The academics in the higher education system failed to produce political alternative theories appropriate to the context because they are working for government agencies and they successfully corrupt the learning platform for financial advantages.

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    Federalism will also help to reduce or eliminate the cheating of Sinhalese masses by Sinhalese capitalist political families like Senanayakes, bandaranaiyakas, Rajapaksas, and Jeyawardenas. Sinhalese also will learn or understand or experience living as minorities under racist majority rule.

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