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Problems Of Eelam Tamils

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

The ethnic problems of Eelam Tamils which birthed in 1956 due to the political insane frenzy of S.W.R.D Bandaranaike who legislated the ‘Sinhala only’ act and inaugurated the subsequent turmoils in the Sri Lankan politics. The hidden agenda of Sinhalisation, Buddhisitation and militarisation proceeded unabatingly supported with state sponsored communal riots in 1958,1977,1981,1983 and the genocide in 2009.

With ‘Mahawamsa mindset’ deeply embedded , all party talks, peace agreements and proposals were discarded or breached due to opposition from the Sinhala-Buddhist feelings of opposite parties. There was hardly any political leader who took steps in the interests of all Sri Lankan citizens. All were clutching the chauvinistic sentiments to grab the political crown.

Sadly, this scenario is still continuing and will continue unless and until some external forces interfere to restore proper thinking and sanity to the Sinhalese political leaders.

As far as the Tamils are concerned, they are still the second class citizens always at the mercy of Sri Lankan Govts and the security forces. Their sufferings are immense in short, they underwent all kinds of treatment, a human person can be subject to: killings, torture, rape, displacements. Deaths by starvations, loss of life and limbs, widow hoods, orphans, mental illness, Traumas, massacres, degrading treatment etc. The writer of this article is a victim and a witness to the above tortures especially my arrest and torture under the prevention of terrorism act in 1979.

FRANCE TAMIL PROTESTWhen the Tamil political leadership resorted to non-violent struggles they were easily crushed by the security forces, while the armed struggle, a justifiable weapon, was decimated by Mahinda Rajapaksa with the assistance of 22 countries including India.

Currently the Tamils are back to square one with TNA being the sole Tamil political force to obtain justice for the Tamils. The million dollar question now is : Is it possible for them to deliver it and is it possible by them to deliver it. Sadly the answers for both questions are simply ‘no’ and “negative”.

The TNA, a mixture of different political parties with its leaders having divergent views and often conflicting opinions, is struggling to choose the right and practical path to liberate the Tamils from the oppressive hands of Sri Lanka’s Sinhala Govts. The senior leaders of TNA, Sampanthan and Mavai Senathirajah who were once championing the solution of Thamil Eelam, have now given an undertaking to uphold the Sri Lankan constitution and give up the cause of Thamil Eelam. They are surely bound by the laws enacted by JR who made it an offence of treason, if any person calls for separation of Sri Lanka or Thamil Eelam. However T.N.A has the right to agitate for referendum and the right to self determination as endorsed and allowed in the U.N Charter. TNA is also facing the pressurising restraints of India which hangs on to the 13th amendment so as not to displease the Sri Lankan Govt while ignoring the immense sacrifices of Tamils during the past 60 years.

It is to be noted that this 13th amendment was already rejected by the TNA as its is an empty formula of devolution of powers.

Coming to the current situation in Sri Lanka a change of Govt from dictatorial to democratic features is now in power, thanks to the support of Tamils who voted for Maithiri only to inflict revenge on Mahinda for his inhuman treatment of Tamils during the war. Tamils do not have much faith in Maithiri who as a minister remained in Mahinda’s Govt and watched the genocide of Tamils, faithfully and loyalty to Mahinda.

Maithiri, appears as a good and humble person. But for the Tamils, “Appearances are deceptive”. It has to be noted that, Maithiri has so far during the election or after becoming the president has not openly stated his position regarding the Tamils problems nor indicated his intention to solve it once and forever. As such , he cannot be relied upon to deliver the goods for Tamils. Furthermore, he has to be a president, listening to or even dictated to by the other parties and groups in his alliance of convenience.

It appears Ranil has been assigned the task to deal with the Tamils issues. Ranil’s past record is not clean as he was instrumental in the destruction of Chandrika’s devolution proposals in 1994 which looked better than the previous ones. It is only hoped that Ranil is now more matured politically and acts in the interests of a nation and not succumb to the ‘ Sinhala- Buddhist-Mahavamsa mindset’. However, a word of caution is necessary as far as the present Govt including Ranil.

Ranil and Maithiri and company are determined top avoid accountability for the security forces and protect them from any prosecution by outside sources, like UN. However, UN is proceeding with its investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity with its final report due on March 28th for submission to human rights council. Undoubtedly, the report will not free Sri Lanka and the military machine from any crimes. In this situation, Sri Lanka is facing the prospects of punitive measures from the world body and/or individual states like U.K, U.S.A, etc.

It is therefore natural for the current Maithiri Ranil and Mangla Trio to take placating measures, to delay or even derail the UN commission’s report with false and empty assurances, like devolution of powers, some eye-pleasing acts of reconciliation like shifting or reducing security forces, or allowing some re-settlements of Tamils and vacating the homes occupied by the military.

Above steps are only measures to remove their illegalities and restore the snatched rights of affected Tamil civilians.

The international community and UN have already learnt many bitter lessons from Sri Lanka and it is hoped that they will not fall for another tantrum of Sri Lanka during the coming months. As far as tna is concerned, they have to get into practical action and steps to advance the political agitation and fight. A hopeful waiting game with Maithiri or Ranil is as good as a dead game as the previous bitter lessons and experiences are nothing but eve-openers, and bad precedents. The entrenched Sinhala domination over the minorities is an unassailable stance in the political thinking of Sri Lankan Govts, as evidenced in the past, and it will be foolish to expect it to change for good in the future.

It is clear that at present, Maithiri’s Govt has given to priority to haul Mahinda’s empire to dock for the wrongdoings, bribery and corruption etc and dusting out the stained offices occupied by his family and favourites. This cleaning process is expected to put an end to the political career of Rajapakses.

This is expected but the surprising calamity in this cleaning up is the Tamils problems which is left, in Limbo untouched and allowed to be frozen without any attempts to solve them. Obviously this is the most serious problem which is now internationalised due to the inconsiderate attitude of lack lustre and power hungry politicians whose interests are focused on winning elections and not on winning the hearts and minds of the Tamils.

Maithiri is fore warned that if he and his companions fail to grab the present opportunity with the goodwill of international community, they will be providing another just opportunity for the Tamils to resort to armed struggle which the world community wont object or prevent.

It is the hope of all Sri Lankans particularly the traumatised Tamils, that the promised good governance will not end with measures like returning homes and lands to dislocated Tamils, which were illegally seized, but include the swift release of Tamil political prisoners languishing in Jails, keeping the soldiers inside barracks, stopping Sinhalese settlements but above all to offer a dignified, just permanent solution which allows the Tamils to manage their own affairs in the North and East with minimal interference from the centre.

*M.K. Eelaventhan – Former Member of Parliament – Sri Lanka

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    “Maithiri is fore warned that if he and his companions fail to grab the present opportunity with the goodwill of international community, they will be providing another just opportunity for the Tamils to resort to armed struggle which the world community wont object or prevent”

    This is nonsense unless you propose to launch a one man army with only yourself. Which Tamil is going to fight for a state that idiots like you will rule?

    Can you remember you worn out childbirth model? That India must be the midwife at the birth of your Thamileelam? Well India blew that child to bits!

    ALL TAMILS ARE INDIAN! and the Indian National State is a multi ethnic one that is big enough to handle Sri Lanka without creating another mini state called Thamileelam whose proposed leaders are crazier than the leaders of Sri Lanka whose antics the world was entertained with over the past decades.

    You cannot solve the problems created by one state by creating another one. You can only double them that way.

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      ALL TAMILS ARE INDIAN?
      that was the most insane thing i’ve ever heard crazy chauvinist !
      the north was since forever held by indigenous people of the country people of naga.
      the state funded riots burnt the evidence to these things in the old jaffna library…
      know your country and its history before jumping into articles that only speaks of what happened in the past.

      for your information. king vijaya and your 700 ancestors are the descendants from orissa for causing distress to people there. indian tamils were brought down for labor in the estates by the british…

      go and learn before you come out in public to say something

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        The Problems of Eelam Tamils:

        1. “PROBLEM” – Looking at everything in life as a problem. Show me a Tamil who doesn’t use the word “problem” (pirachanai) at least 108 times a day. Tamils are essentially a fidgety, hyper people. They are never at ease in the world.

        2. “EELAM” – an imagined community of the Tamils – a virtual reality – while in real time they live and flourish in actual political entities in a physical world that doesn’t take their “Eelam” seriously. In fact it is now increasingly seen by the international community as a hoax.

        3. “TAMILS” – Most of the people who claim to be “Tamils” in Sri Lanka actually originate either from the Malayali in Kerala or from the Sinhalese in the south rather than from Tamil Nadu. They founded an organization called the Federal Party which later morphed into the TULF and today the TNA to rewrite history and define themselves as Tamils even more purer and older than those in India. TNA’s ideologues like Eelaventhan are working overtime continuing the efforts to instil a “Jaffna Kingdom” mind-set among the so called Tamils in the north and in the diaspora.

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          When you’re oppressed based on your ethnicity for over 50 years it becomes imminent that you see everything as a potential problem. That’s how human brain works and saying problem a hundred times is how fruitful living in sri lanka for the ethnic minority has been throughout the past.

          Eelam isn’t relevant for the present era and most tamils have embraced it. The problem i have is different than what you have and you can never understand mine and vice versa. To live in ethnic harmony there needs to be leadership for each ethnicity hencewhy certain things need to be pushed into the current legislation otherwise which would be just drained out in the noise of chauvinism.

          your point three. i suggest you start from kindergarten again sir, because your knowledge in history is worse than that of an infant. The ethnic majority fabricated most parts of mahawamsa to claim rightful ownership to sri lanka and burnt the true historian remarks of the land. And look at you sir, the kin of the rude chauvinist from 30 years ago taking on his journey in abolishing rights of every ethnic minority that lives in this land.

          Younger Generation today wants to rebuild the country together. Regardless of race regardless of religion. But you need to understand the journey was harsh for the ethnic minority. It will take time for them to see things not as a problem. But i assure you, if you along with your brothers parents and friends the ethnic minority keep telling us we are not part of this land and that too having burnt all the evidence we had to prove that we are the true lankans the ethnic minority will never be able to befriend you. They are trying to forget and join the mainstream democracy. Please do not force the country into its dreaded past again.

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            LankanTamil – you seems like a progressive chap. Keep up the good work. Let’s work together to build a prosperous SL for all Sl folks. Not the filthy diaspora.

            If you have any medical issues, as a doctor of medicine I can help you with that. Do not hesitate to ask.

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              Oi Dr Coup,

              2 is company 3 is charming.

              Like Hannibal we like to make you cannibal. Think??
              You will not get any new money that has gone missing hissing flying.
              What you do with your borrowed Indonesian thoppi??
              CANNIBAL IS BETTER FASTER!!
              LESS IS MORE (Japanese concept)

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                Javi

                2 is company 3 is charming and 4 is [Edited out]

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            Dear Lankan Tamil,

            Three cheers to your honest and intelligent stand against the Mahavamsa.

            Re “The ethnic majority fabricated most parts of mahawamsa to claim rightful ownership to sri lanka and burnt the true historian remarks of the land”

            One question though

            These NUMBERS were not destroyed in any fire and they are not from the Mahavamsa. How do you explain them?

            1911 Census – Sinhala 2,715,000, Tamil (Lanka) 528,000 S:T 5.14:1
            1921 Census – Sinhala 3,016,200, Tamil (Lanka) 517,300 S:T 5.83:1
            1946 Census – Sinhala 4,620,500, Tamil (Lanka) 733,700 S:T 6.30:1

            1881 Census does not enumerate the Indian Tamil Aliens separately but we can estimate the Lanka Tamil numbers using the proportions and interpolating

            1881 Census Sinhala 1,846,600, Tamil 369,320 (Lanka)

            Then again we have another document that was not destroyed by the fire at the Jaffna Library because it was never in the Jaffna Library. It is in the Dutch National Archives.

            The Dutch when they occupied the Jaffna Kingdom built a Fort to guard the Dutch held Jaffna Kingdom from cross border attacks of the forces of the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom.

            That Fort was Built at Elephant Pass where the Jaffna Peninsular meets Mainland Lanka.

            According to this information The Totality of the Eastern Seaboard of Mainland Lanka was never a part of the Jaffna Kingdom.

            There are other factors that we can use to sift out the Truth from the lies.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              Here is the link to that Dutch document

              http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/location/?id=813

              Sorry that I did not include it in the main post

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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              OTC,

              “1881 Census does not enumerate the Indian Tamil Aliens separately but we can estimate the Lanka Tamil numbers using the proportions and interpolating 1881 Census Sinhala 1,846,600, Tamil 369,320 (Lanka) “

              You have managed to interpolate and found the numbers for Tamil (Lanka)

              What is the % of Karava (fishermen), Salagama (cinnamon peelers) and Durava (toddy tappers) and where did they come from?

              Any figures of Sinhalised Tamils from Puttalam to Galle?
              http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2010/12/63118_space.html

              Thanks

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                Some of the Salagama, Durawa and Karava people did come from india. Those who already lived in SL joined these groups later. When the local inhabitants started the professions of the above people they too became a part of these people.
                But the point is they did NOT come and establish a NEW community. They became a part of the existing one.

                DOnt you think you are trying to hang onto a straw without a reply to OTC?

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                Dear Anpu,

                I think you are shocked at what you have read.

                I can see that you have a problem because all those statistics were compiled by the British Colonial Govt. To counter that you have to use your intelligence as Mahavamsa bashing will look foolish.

                Anpu the Sinhalese did not come to Sri Lanka. They evolved in Lanka. They are the progeny of ancient invaders who came to Lanka and the ancient indigenous people of Lanka. That is why you cant find an indigenous Sinhala population anywhere else in the world.

                On the other hand there is a massive indigenous Tamil population outside Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu that is more than 40 times the Lanka Tamil population. Therefore it is not possible to say Tamils evolved in Lanka because your parent population lives in Tamil Nadu.

                This is not to disclaim that we have indigenous Tamils in Lanka, in fact the Sinhalese have Tamil genes amongst others. It is just a statement of fact, that unlike Sinhalese, Tamils did not evolve in Lanka.

                Just 134 years ago the indigenous Tamil population in Lanka was about 369,320

                If you feel that my argument is unfair and not correct, please provide a factual and verifiable counter argument.

                You asked “What is the % of Karava (fishermen), Salagama (cinnamon peelers) and Durava (toddy tappers) and where did they come from?”

                That question is irrelevant and disingenuous. I will explain why in a moment.

                The proportions were established from Census figures of 1911. That is the first time the Lanka Tamils and Alien Indian Tamils were separately enumerated. As we go up the census data that proportion increases from 5.14:1, 5.83:1 to 6.30:1 in 1946 just before independence.

                ALL the Tamil people who called themselves Lanka Tamils and could establish that claim are included in the Lanka Tamil population of that year. The Sinhala population has always been enumerated separately and did not require interpolation.

                Hence those people of the different casts that you mentioned are already included in the 1911 figure.

                If you look carefully you will see that I used a smaller proportion of 5:1 than the actual 1911 proportion of 5.14:1 in arriving at the 1881 Tamil population. If I had used the 1946 proportions of 6.30:1 the 1881 figure would have gone down to 292,646 which is 76,673 less Tamil people. As you can see I have interpolated it very conservatively.

                We have only gone back 134 years to 1881. We can go back another 85 years to estimate the population statistics at the time the British arrived in 1796.

                Would be quite interesting to see you guys trying to justify that Traditional Homeland claim currently standing at 26,000 sq km with a boundary of nearly 2500 km against a hostile population more than 5 times that of yours.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  OTC,

                  “Would be quite interesting to see you guys trying to justify that Traditional Homeland claim currently standing at 26,000 sq km with a boundary of nearly 2500 km against a hostile population more than 5 times that of yours. “

                  Weather it is 5 times or 100 times or million times does not matter.

                  Tamil homeland belongs to TAMILS.

                  What the Sinhalese PMs (so called BUDDIHSTS) and Presidents have done is this committed Genocide to take our land.

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                    Dear Anpu,

                    Re “Weather it is 5 times or 100 times or million times does not matter. Tamil homeland belongs to TAMILS.”

                    Unfortunately you have not established what that Tamil Homeland is, While I have established what the Tamil Homeland is NOT.

                    The WHOLE of the EASTERN Seaboard South of Elephant pass is DEFINITELY not a part of that Homeland.

                    If we investigate further, using logic instead of fiction, you may well find that homeland shrinking into oblivion, the further you go down in history!

                    You see Anpu, you need to learn to share Lanka with the other inhabitants as I pointed out to “Tamil Civil Society” member CHANAKYAN (who is an Expert in Law), in my reply to him of February 3, 2015 at 7:48 pm below.

                    So far he has not replied my comment and I can understand why.

                    He is having the same difficulty that you are having.

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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        I repeat, ALL TAMILS ARE INDIAN they are all from India JUST LIKE THE SINHALESE!

        Most of the Muslims in Sri Lanka are also from INDIA.

        The NAGAS did not fall from the sky or pop up out of the ground. They came from INDIA.

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          THE SINHALESE, TAMILS, AND THE MUSLIMS CAME FROM INDIA. SRI LANKA BELONGS TO EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY AND NOT BELONGS TO THE SINHALA BUDDHISTS AS THE MAHAWAMSA SAYS. THE LAST KING OF SRI LANKA IS A TAMIL NAMED SRI WICKREMA RAJASINGE.SANGILIYAN WAS THE LAST KING OF JAFFNA AND THIS IS HISTORY THE SINHALESE SHOULD NOT DISTORT HISTORY.

          EELAVENTHAN CONTINUE YOUR GREAT WORK AND EDUCATE THE SINHALESE OF THE TRUE HISTORY OF SRI LANKA.

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        Yeah right!. So this “tamil homeland” of yours has been in existence as long as the Sinhala one. Then explain the disparity in population in Lanka tamils, compared to the sinhalese. And this is even after taking into account those Tamils who were brought over by the English. Its not like the Sinhalese were imported from another country in droves or The ancient Tamils had contraception. Very convenient to point to prove that are purported to be lost. Thats like saying i did my homework but my dog ate it. Go back to Tamil nadu and leave us alone you hateful unpatriotic idiot.

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          Dear Mr. Shane,

          The Tamil disapora are filthy, self centered, good for nothing bunch of people. They are.. where they belong.. outside of Sri Lanka.

          When my great great great grand father rode in on an Elephant and beat the crap out of that two face Elara jerk he ran crying to his mommy. That defeat has forever etched in the psyche of the Tamil Diaspora. They are losers. The stupid British coddled these jerks at the expense of Sinhalese and they started believing they are entitled to the great sinhala country. Now you and I are here to right the great wrong done by the British.

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        You got a self inflicted cultural barrier with Hindia
        not now but I have seen it from 1970.. H.I>O fatty added to it.
        You can be certain they would spin you-
        there is pride they take in that.

        If My3 bends into 5 when he visits them you kapoooth.
        It the fault then of say – Mea culpa,Mea culpa

        It took Scotland 200 years for election and lost.
        No one would save you from the harsh reality of not understanding their culture.

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      crazyoldmansl

      “You cannot solve the problems created by one state by creating another one. You can only double them that way.”

      In the 1970s UN membership stood at 127 countries.

      In 2011 it rose to 193 countries.

      There was no Bangladesh in 1970. Why did East Pakistan become a separate state over night on March 26, 1971?

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        Native, there is no separation. There is nothing to separate. SL is a sinhala country. You wanna live in SL… SFU and kiss my behind… You might even like it…

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          Dutugamunu

          “SL is a sinhala country.”

          Since when did Sri Lanka become a Sinhala Country. This is a VEddah land and remain so for many years to come. If you don’t like it why don’t you get lost, go back to Bihar or Tamil Nadu whence your ancestors came in Kallathonies.

          “You wanna live in SL… SFU and kiss my behind…You might even like it…”

          How do you know?

          “there is no separation. There is nothing to separate.”

          It is not in your hands. It is up to the Hindian’s to decide. Are you familiar with Bangladesh history? If you want to stop division of my ancestral land you will have to keep kissing Hindians from top to bottom at South Block .

          Even if you are prepared to provide them with all kind of kinky personal services the last words will be theirs and not yours. Perhaps they may refused to accept your free services at all.

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            Native,

            “It is not in your hands. It is up to the Hindian’s to decide.”

            You better believe it… it is in my hands.. This ain’t no Bangladesh.. I will destroy you personally… riding in on my Elephant with one strike of my sword..

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              Nativo,

              Oh the Malayu son of Kavungtissa weilds only a Rudis, would not do much harm but barely a scathe in his own crevice.

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              Dutugamunu

              “You better believe it… it is in my hands..”

              What is the purpose of having a pair of hands while you are sitting on your brain?

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              “”It is up to the Hindian’s to decide.”

              Yes you are right Bosedeke brother.
              landdda fundda.
              We will make you cannibal.
              Less is More.
              Lets Begin Game On full support NaMo.

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            Native,

            “If you don’t like it why don’t you get lost, go back to Bihar or Tamil Nadu whence your ancestors came in Kallathonies. “

            You crazy lunatic.. Vijay and his descendants married the Vaddas and became the modern Sinhalese. You came from Tamilnadu you douche, you are the kallathonie dope.. Even the present day Tamils in Tamilnadu don’t want anything to do with you.. tells me how pathetic you are.

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              Yakoo
              You are organised Duminda crime.

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              Dr. Dutugamunu Sr.

              “You crazy lunatic”

              I may be a crazy lunatic. I am my own crazy lunatic, not yours. Does it bother you? If it bother you why don’t you just get lost?

              “Vijay and his descendants married the Vaddas and became the modern Sinhalese.”

              Could I have copy of his marriage certificate.

              What did happen to the Pandyan bride and her 1000 people who came to this island?

              Did they all become Tamils once again?

              “Even the present day Tamils in Tamilnadu don’t want anything to do with you.”

              It is Tamil’s problem, neither yours nor mine. Why don’t you just go back to your ancestral homeland in Venga or Tamil Nadu? When you go take all your Tamil brethren with you. Don’t come back.

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        Bhutto played Bangabandu over the votes. Legitimately Shaikh Mujib-ur-Rahman would have been the Prime Minister gaining the higher votes, while he intended to instill his parliament in the East, while most the Sindhis and Punjabis opposed it. Meanwhile, India took it a chance to support with the Bengal Junta to carve out Bangla out of Pakistan’s confederation. Whatever it is, in the name of an unwanted war Pakistani paratroopers killed mostly the Hindus in the borders of India and Bangladesh in revenge against the hoodwinking India.

        In the aftermath of this brief war while the Idian & Bangladesh borders was marked the plight of the stateless people of Bangladesh & Pakistan on the run is stamped in isolation in the international borders without any support.

        see: http://www.statelesspeopleinbangladesh.net/home.php

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      crazyoldmansl,

      Buddha is an Indian send him back, also if the Sinhalese are ready to migrate back to India so are the Tamils. Tamils will get down in Tamil Nadu while Sinhalese in West Bengal.

      If seperatism is such a crime, why did the people of Scottish ask for it? Why did the people of Sudan ask for it? And why did the people of Quebec in Canada ask for it? Going by your logic, they must be criminals or thick as hell.

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        1. who is Buddha? Buddha is the son of Suddotharan a citizen of India
        2. Name Buddha’s birth Place? India
        3. How did Buddha came to Sri Lanka from India? by Boat.

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      What are all Sinhalese? They are Indians too. Even the shitty Mahavamsa accepts that they were born of the bestiality between a lion and a woman. Wonder where the lion came from. It is not native to SL. The different castes came later. The Karavas were fishermen from India. The cinnamon peelers were brought from India. So, do give up this rubbish as to who came from where. Buddhism came from India too but the good in it was rooted out by the Sinhalas.

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        Sinhala is a race formed in SL. The Brahmi scripts all over the island shows how sinhala language was formed. There is nothing called Sinhala in India. Sinhala is the product of Sri Lanka.

        The tamil eelamists’ favorite punching bag Mahavamsa is a source of history that NO true historians will ignore. Any research paper that is about history of SL will not ignore Mahavamsa.

        Lets forget mahavamsa. Take a look at Mahabharata. Mahabharata has pointed SL as the country of Sinhala people. Whatever the mythology Mahabharata has in it, it gives a picture about the kingdoms in the subcontinent when it was written.

        I wonder whether these tamils will be bashing Mahabharata as well.

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          sach

          “The Brahmi scripts all over the island shows how sinhala language was formed.”

          Could you cite Sinhala Brahmi scripts from early period of this island’s history, providing date, meaning, and background to those scripts.

          Hope you are not doing a Irathinavalli.

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            As far as I know rathnavalli backs her claims with scholarly work unlike self professed historians in CT like you.

            There are more than 30000 Prakrit Brahmi (proto sinhala) inscriptions in SL. I hope your commonsense to understand that i cannot list 30000 plus number of them here. Please search and learn about this from internet or a book and not from CT comment section.

            Between nothing to say about Mahabharata?

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              Sach,

              (1)
              “According to the Sinhalese historical work Vannipuvatha the court of Parakrama Bahu I ( 1 153 1186) had scholars versed in four languages. They were Tamil, Pali, Sanskrit, and Hela. No language by the name Sinhalese language was known in Sri Lanka even during this time. The metamorphosis that lead to the emergence of a new language by the name Sinhalese language, borrowing from the four earlier languages started only after this and during the 13th century, same works were written in the two languages of Hela and Singhalese simultaneously.”

              (2)
              “The aggregation and integration of the idea of Tamil homeland is based on the political foundations provided by the territories of Tamil Kingdoms and Principalities that have been inhabited by the Tamils from times before any one could speak of a Sinhala race on this island. “
              http://www.sangam.org/BOOKS/Book-Arudpragasam/Chapter-2.htm
              http://www.sangam.org/BOOKS/Book-Arudpragasam/Bibliography.htm

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              All are bat swarmed cave deeds attested to temples and mudaliyars.

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      Hey douchebag, Indian Tamils don’t care about your ugly heinous behind. Try your armed struggle again, we will wipe you out again. This time no good guy pretense. Just take care of business. This time we will get Chinese nukes to nuke u out.. There is no problem to solve.. just action to take against you heinous behind.

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        Chinese have crackers and some puss…

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    Even Tamils living Britian say that unlike Tamilnadu Tamils wholive like animals, paupers, dalits, Sri lankan Tamils are living a decent and a respectable life.

    That is the exact reason, this Hyena who wrote this article is braking.

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      Are you still in MR’s payroll?
      Who born after 1980’s please you have to know the history of the Tamils issues, LTTE didn’t tart all these , you were brain washed by racist politicians for their own benefits ,ethnic problems of Eelam Tamils which birthed in 1956 due to the political insane frenzy of S.W.R.D Bandaranaike

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        Ahole the 83 riots started when LTTE ambushed policeman and killed them. What happened in 1956 was the right thing for the Sinhala nation. It was to correct what the stupid British did to repress the proud Sinhalese and give the [Edited out] Tamil Diaspora prominence.

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          “It was to correct what the stupid British”

          You douchebag why did you let Cameron go up north??

          were you hiding in your mothers tainted knickers?? We were watching there was none but Cameron.

          You never get the ba**s to say stupid to your master British till you are alive.
          Gaddafi did he got the pipe- hooka hooka funga funga.

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      Big Busty,

      Why is he braking?

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar

    RE: Problems Of Eelam Tamils

    The biggest problem Tamils have is that they have too many Muutals (மூடல்ஸ்).

    They messed Tamils up in the 2005 and 2010 Elections.

    Fortunately, Common Sense Tamils Prevailed in the 2015 Presidential Elections, ad with the help of all the citizens were able to depose the Medammulana Mara Dynasty.

    “Sadly, this scenario is still continuing and will continue unless and until some external forces interfere to restore proper thinking and sanity to the Sinhalese political leaders.”

    How about a Common Sense Phamplet for the Sinhala and Tamils?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

    Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. The pamphlet explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence in clear, simple language. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places.

    Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2] As of 2006, it remains the all-time best selling American title.[3]

    Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[4] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[5] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[6]

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      Amarasiri, i’m astonished at your level of maturity and knowledge. The minority tamils suffered injustice since the late 1950s with the sinhalization efforts by SWRD.B
      you’re crazy enough to think the problems are only from 2005 and 2010.
      times are changing slowly to a proper era where everyone can live in harmony. so why don’t you accept the past and move on rather than getting pumped up and throwing bull shit when the attrocities of ethnic majority is put in words. oh let me help you why don’t you go get your clan and burn colombo telegraph too?
      accept tamils as part of the country and make them feel they are part of it before talking about why they weren’t politically participating.
      i’m pretty sure had you gone through all of these from the other side you would have the same mentality.

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        Sadly, I don’t see those Tamils influenced by the likes of Manikvarakar and the likes of Ponna, Sunda and Ponna want to be part of the Sri Lankan community but seek a racist, high caste, Hindu Tamil ghetto in the north. He has misread some message he imagines was prescribed to Sri Lanka by the West. Nothing of the sort is the case but he is crying out for another bout of hostilities with the hope of a win. On one hand he says the Tamils got a hammering whenever they started a fight and he wants another. It is fine for him from the safety of another continent to say this but he wants poor, low caste Tamils to lay down their lives. What’s more hypocritical is that he says this whilst presumably sipping a glass of Black Label. Haven’t we heard of Hamburger munching fast unto death protesters too! But, no Tamil from the West arrived in Killinotchi with a AK47 in May 2009 to walk the talk. The message from the West is equal rights to all citizens, nothing less or more! Tamils already have it. Now get a life!

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        LankanTamil

        “Amarasiri, i’m astonished at your level of maturity and knowledge. The minority tamils suffered injustice since the late 1950s with the sinhalization efforts by SWRD”

        I would like to correct you and get you to face reality. Remember, you cannot always go back, because the conditions change. Unfortunately The Maver Mootal ( மாவீர் மூடல்ஸ்) Velupillai Prabakaran (வெலுபிள்ளை பிரபக்ஹரன்) did not how to leave at the top of the game, and it was a disaster for Tamils and others as well with no reasonable solution. Reason, still many Sri Lankan Tamil Mootals ( இலங்கை தமுள் மூடல்ஸ்) around, but fortunately far fewer in 2015.

        LankanTamil, i’m astonished at your level of maturity and knowledge. The minority tamils suffered injustice since the late 1950s with the sinhalization efforts by SWRD,

        It goes before that. DS Senanayaka Estate Tamil Disenfranchising by UNP D.S. Sensanayaka, and the Upper Caste Jaffna Tamils Voted for it.

        D.S. Senanayaka Colonisation schemes, well before that, and the 50/50 Deal of Racist tamil leaders.

        SWRD was an opportunist. He would have stayed with the UNP if SWRD was given the UNP instead of making it the Senanayaka Dynasty.

        Despite SWRD’s Sinhala Only Act , he was still for the Common Man. Unfortunately the Monk Mahanama Sinhala Buddhists spoilt it for him, Chelvanayakam and the country.

        DeJa Vu..

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        yes everyone else in this country should make Tamils feel good.

        I have never seen such a pompous, self important and extremely selfish community like tamils. Everyone should work for the best of tamils and become extremely flexible while Tamils should have the priviledge to retain their selfish, inaccurate motives.

        Do you know that before SWRD even began his nationalistic movement, Tamil politician GG Ponnambalam was spreading his venomous racism in the country? DO you know the first Tamil-SInhala riot occured in 1939 way before 1956 act?

        Go and read about GG ponnambalam

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          sach

          “Go and read about GG ponnambalam”

          Could you tell us where to go and what to read?

          I was told I should read Ancient Jaffna to find out about GG Ponna’s racism. Is it true?

          Another book recommended by others “Sources of the History of Ceylon” by KWT Silva. Which of these two books should I buy?

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    This man of vintage politics should look for some other hobby than writing nonsense!

    Sengodan. M

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      A referendum will solve everything.If you or the Sinhalese who call Tamils their “brothers”, make the Tamils in N/E vote against a seperate state, kudos to them, folks like this old man will simply vanish.

      But can they??

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        Mr Ranjan
        Along with the referendum for Tamil speaking people in North and East we Sinhalese will have a referendum for disenfranchising all Tamil speaking people outside North and East.
        Soma

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      Sengodan

      When did you become a sinhalese. Is it after the fall of Rajapaksas.

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      Do you mean him to perform couch-dance in leisure?

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    I can do no better than quote a few lines from a columnist who writes for the Sunday Times.
    Quote Instead of building the nation under the framework of democracy, her leaders had not been too averse to exploit to the fullest degree the inherent chauvinism of the Sinhalese. Instead of seeking future prosperity, the Sinhalese yearned and sought to bathe in ancient springs of spurious glory the Mahawamsa had inculcated in them. The Tamils, too, having enjoyed a privileged existence as the pampered poodles of the British, sought to perpetuate their privileges. In the resultant conflict neither side saw the advantages of shedding their parochial creeds and creating a climate where all were Lankans first and Sinhala or Tamil second.

    Mr.Kanagendren/Eelaventhan,You are nothing but a paper Tiger and a disgrace to your father who was the Station Master at Cotta Road railway ststion in the 1950s.

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    It is wrong to say ethnic problem birthed in 1956.
    It was after 1948, Ceylon citizen Act.

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      No..

      Ponnambalam Arunachalam started about Eelam in 1923

      In 1933 with Universal suffrage, Tamil politicians especially GG Ponnambalam started bashing Sinhala people.

      Tamils talk about ethnic riots but misses 1939 ethnic riot. That was before independance.

      GG Ponnambalam in Navalapitiya insulted Sinhala people with his offensive speech. The result was the ethnic riot in 1939.

      No eelam project has much history.

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        sach,

        Dhamapala (Did he bash any one?) was interned in Calcutta in ***1915****. Long before Arunachalam.

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          Were Tamils involved in 1915? As far as I know 1915 was between SInhala and Muslim people…

          Now tell me dont you have anything to counter argue how GG Ponnambalam started racism against Sinhala people?

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            Sach,

            Why did Arunachalam call for eelam?
            Did Sinhalese cheat?
            Thanks

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              Anpu

              Did GGP start racism?

              OTC, his side kicks mechanic and Banda repeated the same mantra without a shred of evidence.

              Anagarika Dharmapala (Homeless One) the bigot in chief should be remembered as the father of racism in this island, though he was not married.

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                Hello Tamil with the Veddha Mask,

                Whose brainchild is the Pan Tamil Kingdom?

                Here is the FULL speech delivered in 1922 at the 2nd General meeting of the FIRST RACE based political party in Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Tamil League formed by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem in 1921. This was 25 years before Lanka got independence.

                Extract
                I offer a hearty welcome to the members of be Ceylon Tamil League in General Meeting assembled today. This is the second General Meeting since its inauguration. I am glad also to see many members of the general public. From the proceedings today they will be in a position to judge the work the League has so far done and of its aims, and of the claims it has upon the public confidence.

                There is no need for me to speak at length, as the Committee’s Report sets forth fully the League’s work and aims and ideals. The League was brought into existence by political necessity, but politics is not its raison-detre.

                It has far higher aims in view, namely to keep alive and propagate these precious ideals throughout Ceylon, Southern India and the Tamil Colonies, to promote the union and solidarity of Tamilakam, the Tamil Land.

                We should keep alive and propagate these ideals throughout Ceylon and promote the union and solidarity of what we have been proud to call Tamil Eelam.

                We desire to preserve our individuality as a people, make ourselves worthy of our inheritance…We are not enamoured of that Cosmopolitanism which would make of as neither fish, fowl, nor red herring.

                That does not mean that we are to be selfish and work only for the interests of the Tamil Community. Who have done more for the welfare of all Ceylon than the Tamil? Who has fought more vigorously for the welfare of the Sinhalese in the “Dark days of 1915” when our Sinhalese brethren were in distress and helpless ? Who came to their rescue but the Tamils? That statue which was to be the grateful memorial of the help rendered, may (as proposed in some quarters) be flung into the sea. But the Tamils are not going to abandon the proud duty and privilege of service to all our brothers of every race and creed .

                But we do object strongly to being bullied or terrorised, we object to being the underdogs of anybody. We mean to make ourselves strong and also to work for the common good. The Europeans with all the power and prestige, with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Planters Association, European Ceylon Association feel the necessity of improving their organisation. Much more should we. We cannot any longer afford to be apathetic.

                The Jaffna Association and the Tamil Maha Jana Sabha have done most useful work in the Northern Province. There are small Tamil Associations scattered over the Island and admirably fitted to promote local patriotism and watch over local interests.

                With all these it will be our aim to work in friendly and hearty co operation. We wish also to co-operate with every other Community in the Island – European, Burgher, Sinhalese, Mohammedan and Indian. We believe that such co-operation is the best and shortest to our political advancement.

                In order to further the objects of the League we shall work for the establishment of a daily paper in Colombo – a vital necessity. The Committee’s proposal with regard to this will be laid before you. We shall also work to establish an Agency in London and a Club in Colombo.

                All this requires heavy outlay of money for which I trust the Tamil Community, and especially its wealthier members here and in the Federated Malay States, will contribute liberally. But it requires also enthusiasm, perseverance, united effort and these I believe will not be wanting. May God bless and prosper our efforts.”

                End Extract

                In 1939 the Hindu Organ carried a report with the headline “Mr. Ponnambalam’s N’pitiya speech” and beneath it the strap line: “Mr. Bandaranaike’s challenge.” (p. 4 – June 22, 1939)

                The editorial under the title “THE WRITING ON THE WALL”, was prophetic and said “….. A verbal bombshell dropped unwittingly by a Tamil politician at Nawalapitiya appears to have set the South on fire……. A slander against a community by an individual, though unintended, is inexcusable …… Communal differences, though there existed hardly any during the time of the last generation of leaders, have now been multiplied and intensified, thanks to the hot-heads and irresponsible talkers in the country who care more for the plaudits of the mob than for the welfare of the people. Ceylon today is seething with petty problems which have been created by thoughtless gas-bags, and which threaten to poison the peaceful conditions in the country….. Let us hope that wise statesmanship will prevail among leaders who should realize the imperative need for the welding of the communities into a Ceylonese Community for the political and economic salvation of the country. The writing on the wall is too clear to be ignored.”

                Please note that only the words between quotation marks are extracts from the Anglo Tamil Hindu Organ. The emphasis is mine and is used to underline the fact that BEFORE GGP’s speech in 1939, Communal Harmony existed in Lanka which was blown sky high when the FIRST communal riots of the 20th century, exploded on our soil, thanks to GGP’s Hate speech at Nawalapitiya.

                Thus Tamil Lawyer and Founder of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress became the Father of Racism of 20th Century Sri Lanka.

                If you want to discuss Anagarika Dharmapala you need to discuss Arumka Navalar.

                Please explain why he left his teaching post when the Principal Mr Percival admitted a Low Cast Tamil to his missionary school?

                Why did he reject ALL low cast Tamils to the Hindu Schools he opened?

                During a time of famine in the North, why did he help ONLY the High Cast Tamils?

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  OtC,

                  Thanks for that.

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                He was a Methodist in the guise of a Buddhist, who adulterated the Sinhala cowdung pot.

                He’s known to the world many avatars worldwide, here are some:

                Anaagarika Darmapala (anglicized: Anagreek Dermapal), (Hindi: Angaarik Darmphal), (Russian: Anagarikov Drampolovich), (Italian: Angarigotti Drumpirelli), (Burmese: Ankur Dar-Kwom palo), (Latin: Ancaricatus Dramapaulosum), (Greek: Angrik Dompaoulos),(Tamil: Anukaarikei Tharmapaalan), (Malayalam: Arigyanam Darumapalan Namboodhiri),(Lankan Malay: Tuan Anagarika Bukan Maven)

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                  Dear Grapevine,

                  Is that a Rebuttal?
                  I pity your intelligence.

                  What about Arumaka Navalar?
                  A saint for the High cast Tamil?
                  But a Devil to the poor Low Cast Tamil?

                  Are you aware that a group of Poor Tamils could not even come out during Day time for fear of assault and other inhumane treatment? They could do so only during Night and hope that they would not get caught.

                  You cannot cover the Insidious designs of the Tamil leadership for a Pan Tamil Kingdom of Eelam even before Independence by indulging in trashy rhetoric.

                  Kind Regards
                  OTC

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            Has it not been their intent to corral the Muslims to their corner as ‘Tamil speakers’ to make up numbers, yet they were CLEANSED from the North by Prabhakaran. In their claim to the Eastern Province they point to the fact that the Dutch and the English found Tamil speaking people there, avoiding the fact it was the Kandyan King Senerath who sent them there when they were evicted from the West by the Portuguese.

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      Mukari,

      Ethnic problem berthed in 1956, after the Sinhala & Tamil Citizens acted idiotically in 1948.

      Howzit?

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    EM,
    Genocide 2009- what genocide ??? We eliminated “terrorists” out of this country who were killing Tamils ,Muslim and Sinhala citizens. How can this be genocide???

    External force-By this you mean US and western powers interfering in a sovereign country for what ? To give the minority citizens the first place is it?? Where in this word do you have this ???

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    Problem is that, there is no f… eelam in this world. Those poor tamils are fantasising about a mythical eelam that will never exists in this world. How can anybody give a solution to a mythical problem !!! Who knows when these tamils are going to wake up, till that time nobody should bother about this bloody eelam.

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar writes:

    “As far as the Tamils are concerned, they are still the second class citizens always at the mercy of Sri Lankan Govts and the security forces. Their sufferings are immense in short, they underwent all kinds of treatment, a human person can be subject to: killings, torture, rape, displacements. Deaths by starvations, loss of life and limbs, widow hoods, orphans, mental illness, Traumas, massacres, degrading treatment etc. The writer of this article is a victim and a witness to the above tortures especially my arrest and torture under the prevention of terrorism act in 1979.”

    Really? What came first? Sinhala only or Fifty-Fifty?

    And all the victims are nameless and faceless. And even when they are named they are living in the cocoon of Canada!

    All these blights he refers to above were perpetrated by Prabhakaran and his LTTE mob. Is that the Fascist regime he is espousing?
    Why don’t you acknowledge that Rajapakse, with all his faults, gave the Tamils the greatest human right of all – the right to life.
    And peace instead of wondering if your children are taken to be child soldiers and given cyanide pills.

    There is ALWAYS moaning and groaning by Tamils that they are “second-class citizens.” Can you tell us what rights the rest of the Sri Lankan population is enjoying that is denied to Tamils only?

    What you people want are not equal rights but SPECIAL PRIVILEGES over and above the rest of the others. Something you enjoyed under centuries of British rule until Sinhala Only when the playing field was levelled. If language is important to Tamils why should it not be important to the majority 80 per cent of Sinhalese?

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      You are only partially right. The Tamil Eelam people’s energy would be better spent aiming for assimilation rather than separation. A good example would be the recently separated South Sudan, whose problems did not cease but doubled instead. Eelam would fare much worse. Assimilation would be given a leg up if the government decreed affirmative action in recruiting Tamils and other denominations into the Sri Lankan Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Civil Service and Public Corporations and conglomerates. In developed countries all employers are obliged to recruit non-discriminatorily, be it on sex, race, ethnicity, handicapped, age or sexual orientation. We should follow suit. Soon the differences we now experience would be a thing of the past and a demand for separation long forgotten. Threatening armed struggle for separation is flogging a dead horse and nothing appear learnt after 30 years of it.

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        Their very serious issue they have seems
        security and fraud which is aimed at them
        after the recent spate of murders.
        The animals must be locked and guns off-
        no one living in the safe west would have love unless
        stupid lkie L.K.

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      Observer,

      Are you really that stupid or are you one of those Sinhala Racist who deny the existence of a National/ Ethnic problem in the island.

      Tamils simply want the rulers and constitution to accept that they are a distinct ethnic group and deserve the right to self determination just like the people of Scotland and Wales in United Kingdom.

      That is the right that is being denied to Tamils. That is not special privileges. That my friend is a basic human right.

      But instead what we saw was the automatic acceptance of Sinhalese as a distinct ethnic group with Buddhism getting “protection” by the constitution and discrimination against Tamils starting with language in 1956 to academic in 1972.

      People like you, go learn what self determination is and before you lay those fingers on the keyboard.

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        Mr Ranjan, honestly I can’t figure out a scheme for self determination in view of the pattern Tamil speaking people are distributed throughout the island. After the war I expected to see mass migration of Tamil speaking people into the “homeland”. What do you observe mr Ranjan?
        I agree for a referendum if the terms include something to this effect.
        Soma

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        Listen nut,

        Just because some race is a distinct race it doesnt make them entitled to self determination or even a part of a territory of another country.

        The reality is SL has never had a Tamil territory. The only Tamil Kingdom which was started as a vassal state for a TN kingdom was started in 13AD. There is no mention of indigenous Tamil kingdoms in SL in reliable sources.

        The East began to have Tamil settlements only after Dutch brought them for tobacco plantations

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        The peoples of Scotland and Wales, do not want separation. In September 2014 Scotland had a referendum and the population voted overwhelmingly for unision instead of separation. Cyprus was divided between the Turkish part and the Greek part, a few years ago but now there are talks about combining again as one unit because they have realised the distinct benefits of staying united.

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      Observer wants to know;

      “What rights the rest of Sri Lankan population is enjoying that is denied to Tamils only?”

      Public Sector employment:

      Tamils at 11.2% fume to know that their employment is less than 1%.

      Other Tamil speaking people at over 15% fret to know it is less than 1%.

      Sinhalese at 73% certainly enjoy the share at 97%.

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        Dear CHANAKYAN,

        “Public Sector employment: Tamils at 11.2% fume to know that their employment is less than 1%.” …….. Sinhalese at 73% certainly enjoy the share at 97%.

        Those statistics may be true or may be Fraudulent. We are not sure as you have not provided any reference (or direct extracts) to the source document. But that is relatively unimportant.

        What is important is that you have based your argument on the National Ethnic Ratio. You as a signatory of the “Tamil Civil Society” and as a high profile exponent of the LAW has accepted that Lanka’s resources should get distributed according to the National Ethnic Ratio.

        I hope your example will permeate through “The Tamil Civil Society” whose members I have listed at the end of this comment.

        Please look at the following websites

        http://www.tgteparliament.com/
        http://www.tgte-us.org/
        http://tgte.org/
        https://ta-in.facebook.com/tgte.uk
        http://www.tgte-homeland.org/

        That land claimed as Eelam is around 40%
        The claimed coastline is around 60%
        The Exclusive Economic zone claimed is 60%

        Of the 11.2% Tamil people who inhabit this Island less than half (about 5%) live in that 40% Land area. The rest of the Tamils share the balance 60% with the Sinhalese, Muslims, Malays, Burghers etc. Hence approx 95% of the population live on 60% of Land.

        When they were in occupation of the Jaffna Kingdom, the Dutch built a Fort at Elephant Pass to protect themselves from cross border attacks by the Armies of the Kandyan King. This is evidence that the Tamil Kingdom, when it existed, had no control over the whole Eastern Seaboard.

        http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/location/?id=813

        Thus this lopsided and disproportionate claim to natural resources and especially to rare resources such as Land, Coastline, Exclusive Economic Zone etc, makes the Sinhalese FURIOUS as almost the entirety of the Indian origin Tamil population is living on Land Stolen from the Sinhalese using draconian Laws enacted by the British such as the Waste Lands Act and other similar laws which you as an exponent in Law has full knowledge of.

        Will you denounce this grossly unfair claim to Land, Coast and Exclusive Economic zone, that was and still is, the core issue to the ethnic problem?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

        Note:- The Tamil Civil Society comprises of the following persons.

        Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph
        Bishop of Mannar

        Ms. Shantha Abimannasingham P.C
        President’s Counsel, Jaffna

        Prof. K. Kandasamy
        Dean, Faculty of Science
        University of Jaffna

        Prof. S.K. Sittrampalam
        Emeritus Professor of History
        President, Hindu Religious Council

        Prof. R. Kumaravadivel
        Senior Professor of Physics
        Formerly Acting Vice Chancellor,
        University of Jaffna

        Prof. R. Vigneswaran
        Prof of Mathematics
        Vice – President, Federation of University Teachers Association

        Mr. V. Kamalathas
        Batticaloa District Civil Society Activists Alliance

        Mr. S. Arasaratnam
        Retired Banker
        Amparai Tamils Society

        Mr. T. Rasaratnam
        Rtd Chief Clerk, Natpitty Munai.

        Mr. T. Rajan
        Batticaloa District Civil Society Activists Alliance

        Mr. T. Gurukularajah
        Rtd Assistant Director of Education
        Killinochchi

        Prof. A.S. Soosai
        Department of Geography,
        University of Jaffna

        Dr. (Mrs). S. Uthayakumar
        Consultant Physician
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Dr. S. Sivansuthan
        Consultant Physician
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Mr. S. Kanthaswamy,
        Senior Attorney-at-Law, Point Pedro

        Mr. A. Panchalingam
        Retired Principal
        Jaffna Hindu College/ Kokuvil Hindu College

        Mr. K. Santhiralingam
        Retired Principal
        Amaprai Tamils Society

        Prof. V.P Sivanathan
        Dean, Faculty of Arts
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. T. Ramakrishnan
        Secretary, Amparai Tamils Society, Kalmunai Branch

        Mr. A. Rasakumaran
        President, Jaffna University Teachers Association, Lecturer, ELTC.

        Mr. K. Rooban
        Batticaloa District Youth Activists Association.

        Mr. P. Saravanapavan
        Batticaloa District Youth Activists Association.

        Mr. T. Kalayarasan
        President, Navithanveli Pradeshiya Sabah

        Mr. A. Ganeshamoorthy
        Rtd Public Health Education officer, Natpittymunai

        Mr. Pon. Selvanayagam
        Rtd. Divisional Educational Officer, Paandirippu

        Mr. K. Suriyakumaran
        Representative, Jaffna District Fishermen Societies’ Federation
        Representative, Vadamaraatchi North Fishermen Society

        Dr. S. Raviraj
        Consultant Surgeon & Senior Lecturer, University of Jaffna

        Rev. Fr. C. Jeyakumar
        Parish Preist, Kayts

        Dr. D. Gunarajasingham
        Department of Physiology
        Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna

        Dr. S. Premakrishna
        Consultant Anaesthesist
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Dr. P. Lakshman
        Consultant Cardiologist
        Teaching Hospital,
        Jaffna.

        Dr. P. Sathiyalingam
        MOH, Vavuniya

        Mr. Sivasubramaniam
        Representative, Northern Alliance of Fishermen, Jaffna

        Rev. Fr. E. Ravichandran
        Director
        Director, Youth Animation Centre,
        Jaffna

        Dr. S. Kumaravel
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna.

        Mr. S. A. Jothilingam
        Attorney-at-Law, Political Analyst
        School Teacher

        Mr. V. Puvitharan
        Senior Attorney-at-Law
        Colombo

        Mr. B.N. Thamboo
        Attorney-at-Law, Colombo

        Mr. K. Guruparan
        Lecturer, Department of Law,
        University of Jaffna & Attorney-at-Law
        Dr. S. Kannadasan
        Department of Patholgy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

        Mr. V. Arasaratnam
        Former Assistant Commissioner, Cooperatives
        Amparai Tamils Society

        Mr.. N. Inpanayagam,
        President, Rural Workkers Association
        Jaffna

        Mr. K. Rajeevan,
        Batticaloa District Civil Society Activists Alliance

        Mr. P. Nishanthan
        Batticaloa District Cilvil Society Activists Alliance

        Dr. K. Sureshkumar
        Consultant Obstertrician and Gynaecologist
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna.

        Dr. S. Baheerathan
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Dr. A. Kamalanathan
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Dr. G. Hyrin Arc
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Dr. P. Nanthakumar
        MOH, Tellipalai

        Dr. S. Mohanakumar
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Mr. J.T. Simson
        Teacher, Mannar
        Mr. S. Jeevanayagam
        President, Karaichchi Rural Development Societies Confederation, Killinochchi.

        Mr.C.P. Sathiayseelan
        Social Activist, Vavuniya

        Mr. S. Jeyachandran
        Manager, Teachers Development Centre, Vavuniya

        Mr. M. Kapilnath
        Human Rights Activist, Vavuniya

        Mr. S. Suthareswaran,
        Senior Banker, Jaffna

        Mr. V. Sritharan
        Senior Lecturer in Accounting, University of Jaffna

        Dr. B. Nimalathasan
        Senior Lecturer in Accounting,
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. A. Saravanapavan
        Lecturer in Human Resources
        University of Jaffna

        Dr. S. Suthakaran
        Mental Health Unit, General Hospital, Vavuniya.

        Mr. S. Janarthanan
        Jaffna Economists Association

        Mr. S. Beeshman
        Jaffna Economists Association

        Dr. E. Sivashankar
        RDHS, Jaffna

        Mr. T. Vigneswaran,
        Lecturer in Political Science
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. S. Thiruchenthuran
        Lecturer in Political Science,
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. S. Raveenthiran
        Lecturer in Geography,
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. M. Gratein,
        Attorney – at – Law
        Killinochchi

        Mr. P. Krishanthan
        Attorney at Law
        Trincomalee

        Mr. S. Iruthanayagam
        Soosaiyappar Fishermen Society Mathagal

        Dr. K. Ilangognaniyar
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Rev. Gerald Roosairo
        Colombo (OMI Church)

        Fr. S.M.P. Ananthakumar
        Secretary, Jaffna Catholic Priests Association

        Mr. S. Ariharan
        Former President, University Students Union,
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. V. Pavaananthan
        President, University Students Union, Jaffna

        Mr. P. Tharshananth
        Secretary, University Students Union,
        Jaffna

        Mr. K. Jenemajeyamenan
        President, Arts Faculty Students Union, University of Jaffna
        Mr. A. Prasanna
        President, Science Faculty Students Union,
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. S. Sabeskumar
        President, Management and Commerce Faculty Students Union
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. Sanjeevan
        President, Agriculture Faculty Students Union
        University of Jaffna

        Mr. S. Janahan.
        President, Medical Students Union
        Jaffna

        Mr. Xavier Wilfred Jeyaruban
        Surveyor, Jaffna

        Dr. K. Pratheepan
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Mr. Thiruveni Sangamam
        Rtd Provincial Council Servant
        Kaaraitheevu, Amparai.

        Dr. M. Vasudevan
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Dr. S. Kunatheesan,
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna.

        Mr. A. Sittrampalam
        President, Maathagal Farmers Alliance

        Mr. A. R. Mathilalagu
        President, Maathagal Fishermen’s Society

        Mrs. A.M. Jeyamany
        Secretary
        Maathagal West Womens Development Society

        Mr. S. Christurasa
        President, St Lutheur Fishermen Society

        Mr. R. Johnpillai
        Nanaattan

        Rev Father Augustine Pushparaj
        Parish Priest, Nanaattan, Mannar

        Rev. Fr. S. Jeyapalan Croos
        Parish Priest, Vangalai, Mannar

        Dr. S. Sivathasan
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

        Rev Fr. L. Gnanthikkam
        Parish Priest, Vanchiyankulam

        Mr. K. Sugash
        Attorney-at-Law
        Jaffna

        Mr. T. Archchuna
        Attorney-at-Law
        Jaffna

        Mr. A. Santhiyapillai
        Peace and Justice Division
        Jaffna Catholic Commoners Society

        Dr. A.Y. Thanenthiran
        Teaching Hospital, Jaffna

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    The TNA should play it smart and maximise their seats in the Parliamentary elections. This will enable them to negotiate through strength when addressing grievances facing the Tamil people. As I have repeatedly commented in other threads, TNA should not form aliances with Sirisena or the UNP in Parliament.

    The TNA should also formulate a strategy to handle the pressures that will be forthcoming from the Modi government to accept a political solution that does not meet the demands of the Tamil people.

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      Tamils have gone alone before and gone nowhere. Sirisena or the UNP does not need the TNA. TNA are a proxy Tamil Terrorist outfit destined for self destruction as much as other Tamil outfits have done in the past and Modi will watch that with delight. The ‘fair’ demands of the Tamil people will be no different to demands of the rest of the population and sooner they understand they will get somewhere. Tamils have demanded more than a fair share in the past and have got nowhere.Tamils are not in the position to make demands, not after the humiliating defeat handed out to the terrorist thugs. If you have that strategy let’s hear it. Perhaps think of contributing to the country so that likes of you will be taken seriously rather than being a parasitic community that make ‘demands’, ever ready to loot, slash and burn but gives nothing in return.

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        lal loo

        “Tamils are not in the position to make demands, not after the humiliating defeat handed out to the terrorist thugs.”

        Of course Tamils have never been in a position to make demands including reasonable one. However they were in a position to create destruction for themselves and others until the Hindians cut them to size.

        But then the glorious all powerful tiger slayers were too cut to size with combine minority votes, a humiliating defeat for the victors.

        You can’t live the minorities, you can’t live without them. Please get used to the idea of sharing the land, resources, state, its power … etc with rest of the people.

        If you like exclusive rights over others please go back to your ancestral homeland in Bihar or Tamil Nadu.

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    Unfortunately the Tamil Diashora are still living in the past. The Tamils of Sri Lanka have moved on, they have actively participated in 2 major election process and have elected a Provincial government and a President for Sri Lanka. In other words they have taken a democratic path to resolving their problems and wining their demands.

    The Diashora who were instrumental in prolonging the terrorism in Sri Lanka bringing untold misery to Tamil in Sri Lanka and to the whole country somehow wants to keep Tamil Struggle afloat in a violent manner. Only buy doing so they can still justify their claims for asylum. When their asylum cases comes up hearing in their adopted countries next time, the perception they will view those claims will be different.

    Sooner or later Tamil Diashoras will be asked to leave. This is what they fear, not about the rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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    Mr. Manickavasakar, you should note that the Tamil people in Sri Lanka has been historically about 10-12% of the population (no upcountry Tamils included). This is along the lines of the African Americans in the United states. So this pompous idea of the SL Tamils should have all this rights to a Eelam is just a pipe dream. All this talk of external forces interference to restore proper thinking is all a bad dream you are having. This will not happen under any circumstance. If you want a decent life in Sri Lanka just get in line and pay your dues. The SL Tamils are nothing special to be given any special treatment. Just get in line and pay your dues. If you want to rule countries.. go find some other place to do this. Not Sri Lanka where 70% of the population is Sinhalese. This is a Sinhala country and that is how it will be forever. We will unleash MR and his cronies again on you if you try to get any ideas. There are lot more MRs around and we will set them free as well. So if you want to make something of yourself in this country, get in line and pay your dues. I’m not going to elaborate what this dues are.. You will have to figure it out buster living in Sri Lanka. The Tamil diaspora san stay the hell away from Sri Lanka. You are not welcome back anymore. You, Navi Pillai and all the diaspora jerks can live in any country you want. Canada, Australia, USA, France, UK, wherever the hell you want but don’t you come back. We don’t want you back. The Tamil folks who are in Sri Lanka we will treat as our countrymen and with respect. They earned our respect by being a part of Sri Lanka and living here. They can prosper as ordinary Sri Lankan and make all that Sri Lanka offers to them. They in my mind are folks with glass only half full… and the dumb diaspora are glass half empty pathetic complainers.

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      “We will unleash MR and his cronies again on you if you try to get any ideas”

      And the the Tamils in SL along with 60million Tamils in India, Malaysia, Seychelles will unleash theirs, so dont get any ideas my friend. Just because they failed the Tamils in Sl back in 2009 does not mean they will continue to do so.

      Also these diaspora you call “jerks” are more educated, wealthy and have more political lobbying power than any of the Sinhalese ever will be.

      And good luck trying to make the island a Sinhalese country because since SWRD to Gota and MaRa tried but couldn’t and learnt their lesson hard way.

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        Ranjan, the other Tamils around the world do not care about you and your stupid demands. They told me so in person. They told me they don’t like the SL diaspora and they stink. If you do not believe me you should remember 2009 (as you mentioned yourself).

        The truth is the Tamils around the world are reasonable folks without any stupid demands like yours. Besides they think you are stinky and you use too much curry powder.

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          Dutugamunu Sr.

          “They told me so in person.”

          How many of them did you meet? Did you hear Tamil voices in your head?

          “They told me they don’t like the SL diaspora and they stink.”

          SL diaspora includes Sinhala speaking as well as Tamil speaking. Did the Tamil diaspora say they didn’t like the Sinhala diaspora because they stink?

          “If you do not believe me you should remember 2009 (as you mentioned yourself).”

          What did happen in 2009? What will you do to force them remember?

          “The truth is the Tamils around the world are reasonable folks without any stupid demands like yours.”

          They are not at all reasonable. Have you met them all?

          “Besides they think you are stinky and you use too much curry powder.”

          Didn’t they all tell you that you are most stupidest person from Sri Lanka?

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            This Dotegammon is an iberibe Half-Malay, Half-Singalam = Complete idiot Humbugtota anumanu.

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              Malaka de Silva,

              There are bigots on all sides; this fellow “Dutugamunu” is redefining bigotry to a new level! It is best people refrain from entertaining him/her.

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                Are you kidding me? Tamils cant be bigots!

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          Mate the Tamils you spoke are the likes of Karuna, Pillayan, Douglas and KP. You talk nonsense and obviously have no understanding how the Tamil community collectively thinks and behaves.

          For example folks in Tamil Nadu, their de facto chief minister and the political parties despite their political differences unanimously support the Tamils in the island.

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          Unlike you who cherish in the scents of Bombili.

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        The diaspora “jerks” with all their so called wealth and education were mere spectators in May 2009. Did you and those “jerks” step in to help the “sewer bred Terrorists” in Killinochi? They were crushed with their leader gifted with a hole in the head. Tamils have on offer equal rights bu,t get this into your little brain, no more! No police powers or land powers. Your ancestors did not bring land from Tamil Nadu when they arrived in Lanka as looters and invaders.

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        Mr Ranjan, this is a boat floating in the Indian ocean. You are around 10% and the Sinhalese can always discriminate you if they are unfairly handled. Say you get the International Community to impose an economic embargo. Sinhalese can impose a similar embargo on Tamils. There is NO WAY you can punish the sihalese with no serious reverse effect. Even if you drop an atomic bomb on Colombo more Tamils will die than Sinhalese. How about living in amity in a country where ALL citizens are absolutely equal in all respects. Let’s struggle and evolve towards that.
        Soma

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      Dutugamunu

      “Not Sri Lanka where 70% of the population is Sinhalese.”

      It means you have more stupid people than all the minorities put together. Your above comment proves my point.

      May I ask you a simple question? Why do you always sit on your brain?

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    Mr.Eelaventhan,
    You sir have become senile.
    What insanity made you say that Tamils will be resorting to another armed struggle? After initially making sense about the history of the conflict you then become delusional and make grand predictions.
    Have you no sense of decency that you put the people over there in peril by your pronouncements, especially now that there has been a regime change and it appears that Pres. Sirisena might be on the right track.The sensible folks understand that he can only do so much at this critical initial stage.
    You sir are no better than Dr.Dayan Jayatilake in trying to fan the flames of racial turmoil.He of course does it in style with polished language and with the strength of his PhD to back some of his claims.His using Prof Huntington’s ideas on ‘fault lines’ is an attempt to cause ‘fractures’ rather than resolve issues. You two are very similiar;relics of a different era.
    Are you planning to return to Sri Lanka and fight after giving up your status in Canada?
    Thankfully these forums are illustrating to all that the people of Sri Lanka have matured politically and are looking for viable solutions and not listening to trouble makers.
    Both of you should forget about revanchist votes etc. and face the facts.The Sinhalese,Tamils and Muslims together elected Pres. Maithiripala Sirisena.The Budhists,Muslims Hindus Christians and various other religions along with the Atheists and Agnostics together elected Pres. Maithripala Sirisena. This is the fact.A fact that cannot be argued away.Argiung about the majority of the majority .. , The Tamils not electing Pres. Sirisena and only rejecting MR is just twisting reality and fear-mongering.
    The people after many years are hopeful that justice will be served , criminals punished,journalists and activists protected,all religions respected, nepotism avoided and the culture of people in power having impunity a thing of the past. In short it is hoped that true Democracy will be practiced.

    Dr. Gerard R. Francis

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      Eelaventhan Manickavasakar ?

      Eelaventhan Mootalvasakar? ஈழவேந்தன் மூடல்வசகர் ?

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      Dr. Gerard R. Francis

      You might be right in saying that the writer is wrong to say that Tamils will be resorting to another armed struggle if MS doesnt grab the opportunity to solve the Etnic problem which has blighted the Country.
      But their in lies the problem and you havent done any better when you make wild statements like the following.

      “Thankfully these forums are illustrating to all that the people of Sri Lanka have matured politically and are looking for viable solutions and not listening to trouble makers”

      Whether you like it or not I want to make a distinction here between
      Sinhala Lanka and Tamil Lanka and that is as follows.

      “Sinhala Lanka voted for more of the same and business as usual” and havent shown any Maturity
      “Tamil Lanka voted for change” aleit for selfish reasons bit can you blame them after 64 years of suffering.
      So your theory of “people of Sri Lanka have matured politically and are looking for viable solutions and not listening to trouble makers”
      goes out of the window.
      Sinhala Lanka hasnt changed and will not change without tangible outside pressure. Can you explain to me if and when MS and RW try to implement 13th Amendment whether the Majority who voted for MR will take it lying down and only time will tell and I genuinly hope I will be proved wrong. If that happens I will gracefully accept defeat.
      But I agree with the writer.

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    First look how minority nations live in USA, and European countries those so called humanitarians. To put it simply the white people even spit at us minority there. Black people are worse than white when treating Asians. Then look at the Middel east there not even religion is allowed for minority. Go figure what you have here. Just because you great grand parents landed here for trade activities and settled here we cant allow you to take this land.
    There is nowhere for Sinhalese people to go. You have you great garnt parents in Tamilnadu to cradle you when in need. We have nobody but this land. And we have been treating you quite nicely until you started back stab us with that Prabahakaran Raskal
    In Sri Lanka Tamils have too much freedom and self respect as a minority. That is why they ask more. Just becasue you flock together in one area that doesnt mean you get to take part of it. Mahnda rajapaksa was on the right track controling this so called Tamil Madness. Unfortunately he went beyond that and ate the wealth of the country. You will never get a self ruling in this country. There is Tamil Nadu just across the sea. Go there please.

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      wije

      You are talking a lot of rubbish. Go back to Mahabodhi and dont come back.

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    With people like e. Manickavasgar around there will only be suffering for the Tamils.

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      Eelaventhan Manickavasakar ?

      Eelaventhan Mootalvasakar? ஈழவேந்தன் மூடல்வசகர் ?

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    Sinhalese a fake race The Hidden Genocide Of Tamils In Sri Lanka https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-hidden-genocide-of-tamils-in-sri-lanka/

    Sri Lanka originally name is Ceylon http://ceylontamils.com/

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    International, Indian and local politics are not static but dynamic you know. Situations and opportunities will surface and submerge time to time. No empire or kingdom last for ever. events can turn around. The future is unpredictable. Nations have struggled again and again for dignity. Where will the global justice travel? where will the stockpiled modern arms go.? What types of new weapons will come. ? Can anyone answer?

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    There is no reason to have a referendum. If at all a referendum is to be held as a last resort, then all the Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka (whose mother tongue is Tamil) have to vote, this would include people living not only in the Eastern and Northern Provinces but also from rest of the country.

    Independent investigation. There should be no international investigation as it would create a rift between Sinhalese and Tamils. What is required under Maithripala Government is a credible public local investigation with international observers. For this investigation not only the armed forces and politicians should be brought before the committee, but also all those LTTE fighters and leaders of LTTE who are now living overseas should be presented. Otherwise it will not be a fair investigation. LTTE killed as many civilians in Sri Lanka as the armed forces did and also LTTE took child soldiers violating all laws.

    People in Northern and Eastern Provinces have proved beyond any doubt that they do not want anything to do with the Diaspora groups, they have elected TNA as their political leaders and trust TNA to provide a solution to the minority issues in Sri Lanka. We do not need the Tiger Flag carrying Diaspora to get involved in an internal matter as the Diaspora is no more Sri Lankans.

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      Park, TNA has called for independent international investigation because the victims of the missing and the victims of war during its final stage who have the true right want it to be that way.

      And let me remind you the fact the father Emmanuel and GTF of the diaspora, ASKED the Tamils to vote.

      With regards to referendum, Tamils are at the last resort because Tamils had 60 years of political scam and deception reaching it’s climax in 2009. Also you are right all the Tamils in the island should have the opportunity to have their say.

      Finally Gota and Basil and other ministers who are Americans can involve in domestic politics but not the diaspora. Double standards pretty much?

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    The current generation of young Sri Lankans is striving hard to keep communalism away and work for a united Sri Lanka with all citizens getting their fair share as they have now plenty of access to foreign
    media and through study they in fact envy the progress made by some of our neighbouring countries like India, Malaysia where their people are united by federalism or some kind of devolution of power and progress has become their key word and not religion or language, which does not give their bread and butter.
    The Sri Lankans now have access to CT, the esteem journal , and editor CT is requested to screen the articles and reject the articles completely, which inflame communal feelings and should give more space
    for articles on economic progress and ending corruption & nepotism in this country as your journal will be read by many more as you have a set of excellent authors with wide knowledge on subjects they write. We have fallen behind our neighbours on economy due infighting among the communities and the political parties,trying to keep communalism alive for election victories and not in country’s progress in mind. People should try to put the past behind and move forward together, with economic progress in mind.

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    This guy was known as Kanagasabapathy Kanagendra when he used to work at the Central Bank and was AKA Eelavendan when he was with the Federal Party.
    How he became Manikavasagar now is a mystery.
    Did he change his name by Deed Poll or some other way?

    He moved to India during the war and was later deported to SL by Jayalalitha for shooting his foul mouth about her.

    Then he somehow got around Saravanabavan of Sabra fame who is now an TNA MP and became a TULF MP with the recommendation of the LTTE.

    He used his position as MP to go abroad to various countries in the West on fund collection expeditions and got absent from Parliament and got ousted for absence without leave.
    He enjoyed all the perks and even purchased a flat in Colombo,only God knows how.
    He later on fell out even with the TULF and the LTTE he went to complain, which confiscated the vehicle he was entitled to as MP.
    His many requests for visa as MP was turned down by India.

    He is now resident in Toronto and writing B….s..T

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      His previous avatars are two of the ‘missing’, he himself and the Bishop of Mannar are looking for.

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    ‘Eelam Tamils”????? You mean SRI LANKA TAMILS because there is
    no such place as “Eelam” in Sri Lanka. Fall in line with the
    present trend in Sri Lanka and live as a Sri Lankan Tamil as we
    always did and live happily everafter!

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      Arul

      Here we go again.

      This entire island is known as Eelam from time immemorial.

      “Fall in line with the present trend in Sri Lanka and live as a Sri Lankan Tamil as we always did and live happily everafter!”

      Will you now ask the Sinhala/Buddhist rulers to the special status for Buddhism enshrined in the constitution as follows:

      THE CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA

      CHAPTER II – BUDDHISM

      Buddhism.
      9. The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).

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    Dear Mr.Manickavasakar
    We have come through 30 years of civil war, and desperately trying to find a humane solution acceptable to all participants.Hence your impatient letter does not help the cause.
    Mr. S.W.R.D.Bandaranayake, left the UNP, when he realised that he would not be made leader of the Party. He did not come out for the love of the Sinhalese people.He was an opportunistic politician. When he was not elected to the leadership of his party he came out with the words`I HAVE CONQURED MYSELF`and left the UNP and formed the SLFP. He realised thet the only way he could win the election was to play the `SINHALESE IN 24 HOURS`slogan to the majority race.He did it in style and came to power.He could not produce the goods to the satisfaction of the extremists in his party and and unfortunately paid with his life.The Sinhalese Policy retarded our education Standards and we are still paying for it.
    In 1956 and later years the Sinhalese political thugs let loose the mob on innocent Tamil enterprises not with any love for the Sinhalese but for the ill-gotten gains.The rest is History.
    Now we have a god given chance to bring common sense to the Country, and the tone of your article does not help.

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    From the long past experiences the Tamils should understand that they cannot trust the Sinhalese whoever comes to power. It is certain and sealed. Very recently President Sirisena has said openly “I cannot forget the UNP voters who made me president of Sri Lanka”.Then he becomes a cheat. He did not mention about the Tamils who made him the President. That is his attitude. He doesn’t want to remove the Army from the North. He is not at all worried about the Tamil people who were chased out of their homes and the Army occupying those private lands. The Army has built swimming pools and hotels in those private lands. Chief Minister Wigneshwaran and the TNA members have to understand this. And what are they going to do about it?. Nothing.
    President Sirisena is a humble but cunning politicians who is also a racially motivated person and who is not going give way to the demands of the Tamil people. The Tamil people should go on street protests to get back their lands and street protest calling for a referendum to determine their fate in Sri Lanka.

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    mr.elam king,
    i know you are an expert about tamil problem with mostly one sided argument. according to your expert opinion you do not subscribe to the idea that
    the problem started with disfranchisement of indian tamils who became stateless overnight after the enactment of citizenship acts in 1948.those days- your central bank days- you were very eloquent about this point.
    now you are taking an ealamist view forgetting the sacrifice made by countless number of indian tamils from upcountry.
    -sundaram

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    Dai! Eelaventhan Manickavasakar can u please show me on a world map, where Thamil eelam is? Suckers like YOU are the ones who make it difficult for Tamils in SL to live. You lot were in cushy air-conditioned basements when the war was going on and innocent tamil kids were dying. Has ANY member of YOUR family faced the oncoming army or had to bite on a cyanide? NO ..SO let US live with the rest of SRI-LANKANS as brothers… and move on to a prosperous country… for us and our generations to come, ONE war is plenty enough for us to learn.

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    Racist tamil segregationist intent on creating a racially exclusive nation while Tamils continue to live and thrive everywhere as they rightly should. tamils who went to Universities and enjoyed the benefits of FREE education provided by TAX PAYERS majority of whom are Sinhalese are now demanding segregation for Tamils in the North, but inclusion everywhere else for Tamils too. Way to go your racist Brahmin Hindu casteist jokers. First reform your backward Hindu religion which teaches subservient behavior and worship of Shiva lingams and worship of fellow humans simply because by somw random chance they were born into a caste which you Tamils consider higher and superior to others. Racist Sinhalese abound and they are wrong; but is it politically incorrect to challenge and expose TAMIL RACISTS and even WIGI who is turning to be a tamil racist exclusivist? No Sinhalese in North but ok to have Tamils in Sinhala eelam of KAndy, Ratnapura or Matara? Call a spade a spade. This geriatric fool is a Tamil supremacist.

    We will give you eelam if you take all tamils to the god forsaken calcite soils of Jaffna. We will give you eelam if you stop getting free education and no longer go our universities and take advantage of living in Colombo in our Sinhala Eelam or in Kandy or Galle or Matara where 54% of you live and we love you and welcome you. I am playing devil’s advocate here to expose Tamil Vellala racists; most of you live outside SL and love to use poor lower caste tamil children to kill and die for your eelam cause . Why not get Adele and Rudrakumaran’s kids and Lawrence Thilagar’s kids and Major Rahim’s kids come back and fight and die? Yes? Wigi why do you not want Sinhalese in the north?

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    Eelaventhan Manickavasakar:

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. All these doubters above are MRs clan and they are not going to give up their dream of Sinhalamisation easily.
    But their Kingdom has crumbled and the Tamil Nation lives on for another 1000 years.
    Thugs have hoisted the white flag but the losers will live in hope and try to rally round MR until he is jetted off to the HAGUE like Milosevic. I cant wait to see the Subjects wave Goodbye to the fallen King never to return. His travelling dayes are over and he is on his last leg of the Journey. Even Sharma the Traitor has deserted him this time. But you never know Salman Khan might come back to entertain him.
    CRIME never pays.

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      Did you wake and had to clean your sheets after this? .. well my wet dream is the whole world will wake up to the lies the Tamils have been feeding them to get into their country and chase the lot back to .. hopefully tamil Nadu

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        wet yourself to glory hora oru skunks skin heads tamils Y sihalese beast liars. beware

        Do you still want to retain Sinhala/Buddhist origin myth based on bestiality, parricide and incestuous relation?

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    Dear Kali,
    You contend “Sinhala Lanka voted for more of the same and business as usual” and havent shown any Maturity.
    You sir are making a big mistake in asuming that the vote count is accurate. In fact there are many instances of ballot boxes being tampered with and ‘new’ votes added. So,it might be that the majority of the majority did not vote for MR. THe fact is that despite all this illegal activity MR lost not just because of the Tamil and Muslim votes but because of a large segment of the Sinahalese population voting to oust him. So this is not’ business as usual’. We cannot always harp on the past and lose hope.Look at history across the world. People countries and idealogies have changed.I see growth and maturity. I have hope, so should you.

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      Dr. Gerard R. Francis

      Sir do you know that there is now an attempt to make MR Prime Minister. You are making your predictions based on assumptions and it might apply to Science. But we are talking about peoples Prejudices and in Sinhala Lanka that is a fact. I wish I can be as positive as you are but I am not optimistic.

      Let me ask you the same question If MR is elected as PM where does that take the Reconciliation process. Please dont tell me that people are now more matured and they will not vote for MR.

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    First of all my sincere apologies at you having to undergo torture and humiliation under the Prevention of Terrorism ACT.

    One can sympathise with your despondency with regards to the status of Tamils given the horrific incidents that keep erupting since SWRD played the race card in politics. I know it looks like a tunnel without a light at the end when it comes to minority treatment is Sri Lanka.

    However I do not personally believe in the division of the country even is small packages of autonomy. We must try and work out a way forward for a truly egalitarian society that is capable of keeping cast, creed, race and religion out of politics and treat all citizens as equals.

    Sadly those that have come to politics in Sri Lanka are charlatans with nothing but greed and savagery in their hearts. Whiter forward is anyone’s guess.

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    “….Tamils who voted for Maithiri only to inflict revenge on Mahinda for his inhuman treatment of Tamils during the war…” How little has Eelaventhan understood the Tamil mind. Revenge is not in the Tamil mindset, my friend. That inclination is the monopoly of another grouping is something you should have learnt by now. Yes! Most Tamils voted for Sirisena and against MR, as did many Sinhalese. In your line of argument do you suggest the Sinhalese were after revenge. They too wanted a change – wenasa (change) in Sinhala – maatram, in Tamil, if you like.

    As to Sirisena not placing the National Question, Tamil issue, if you so chose – in a centric role. That is the crux of the Sinhala political conundrum since 1956. After all, that is the single issue that wins elections for the Sinhala South. They are not going to give that up easily. Sirisena, after all, is a Sinhala supremacist – with limited education (Agriculture Graduate, yes indeed) from the Buddhist Sinhala heartland. He will not touch this hot potato. As that wise and experienced man the late Thondaman, once said it required a foreign army to get the Sinhalese to agree to even give even minimum concessions to the Tamils. Even that was sabotaged by the Sinhala extremists, in cohorts with the politicised Supreme Court. And the maverick CJ who played politics then is now to say he made a mistake. The question is will our local leaders – Sirisena, Ranil, Mangala, CBK, Ven. Sobita, Ven. Athureliya Ratthana leave room for other forms of foreign intervention to settle an issue that they should do themselves. What is required, methinks, is for these leaders to liberate themselves from their own parochial prejudices and arrive at peace with the Tamil Nation in the country – soon and without any further delay. If that is not possible, then the only way out is the reality of the pre-1505 status quo of 2 nations in one country.

    Kettikaran

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