25 September, 2018

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Protest March Against Mahaweli Colonization

The Anti-Mahaweli Tamils’ Heritage Forum yesterday organized a massive protest march against Mahawelli colonization, and handed in a petition to Mrs. Ketheeswaran, GA Mullaitivu for delivery to President Maithripala Sirisena.

The protest march

It would appear that the GA knows little and is told little about the GS Division almost exclusively of Sinhalese where the family units to which state aid is given far exceed in number the family units there.

Colombo Telegraph very recently highlighted the problem of militarization and land settlement. The President has since then promised to release all occupied schools and release more lands soon, asking for an account from his officials of lands demarcated for animals, agriculture etc. and settled by the military to project the image of no military occupation.

An observer at the relevant ministry said the President seems suddenly aware that what his officials have told him so far may not be quite true.

We publish below the petition in full:

His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena, 

Presidential Secretariat,

Galle Face, 

Colombo,

Your Excellency,

Upset over the happenings in the Mullaitivu district due to the Mahaweli Authority’s interventions

1. We Anti Mahaweli Tamils’ Heritage Forum, on behalf of the civil society organizations and community-based organizations of Mullaitivu District, are compelled to write this letter; being very much worried and upset over the happenings in the district due to the Mahaweli Authority’s interventions. We will be failing in our duty if we do not at this juncture bring to your notice these matters.

2. It has been reported that the Welioya centred Mahaweli L Zone surrounded by North Central, Northern and Eastern Provinces is under a massive infrastructural development at present. It is learnt that after the ending of the war in 2009, the expansion of the Mahaweli project in L Zone, has commenced with 6000 Sinhala families colonizing the Welioya area. Over 2000 acres of livelihood lands belongs to the Tamil community displaced in 1984 have been redistributed to the colonizing Sinhala families. The Mahaweli Development Authority has spent over Rs.3000 million for providing drinking water, electricity, transport, health care, self-employment opportunities and for school development work in the Welioya area. There is no single Tamil family benefited through the Mahaweli programme in the region. 

3. We feel that the Welioya division in the Mullaitivu district of the Northern Province, created for the exclusive purpose of Sinhala colonization  is of a strategic piece of merging Land of North and East Provinces in order to wedge the North from the East. Land has been carved out by joining territories of the Mullaitivu district as well as territories of the Vavuniya district to seek to permanently break the demographic contiguity of the northern and eastern provinces.

4. In Mullaitivu District, in the past the Mahaweli Authority limits its operations to the Welioya division. Even though most of the GN divisions of the Maritimepattu DS Division are coming under Mahaweli L zone, it is not operationalized. However, by issuing the Mahaweli land permits to some illegal (convicted by the Courts) fishermen in Karunaddukerny, Kokkuthoduvai and Kokkulai GN divisions of Maritimepattu DS division, the Mahaweli Authority is intervening in the land administration of the Divisional Secretariat. 

5. We suspect that the Mahaweli L and the proposed K and J zones are systematically planned to change the demographic pattern and contiguity of Tamil lands and accelerate Sinhala colonization  in the North.

6. Further, it has been reported the archaeological department is trying to manipulate the history and declare some ancient Tamils’ cultural and religious locations as Buddhist temples. The recent examples are the Nayaru Hindu temple Versus  Buddhist  temples issue and Vedukkunari Hindu temple issue in Nedunkerney.

7. Thousands of fishing families of Mullaitivu District are depending on the Nanthikkadal and Nayaru lagoons for their livelihood. However, recently both lagoons have been declared as  nature reserves by the government. This will badly affect the income generation and livelihood of the poor fishing families.

8. Your Excellency, the constraints our people have in restoring their lives back to its past glory in Mullaitivu district is very complicated. The people of Mullaitivu are undergoing untold hardships due to the unacceptable regulations.

9. We sincerely hope, as the Citizen of this country we may breath freely talk and act freely under your great leadership.

Our Demands 

1. Considering the benefits, disbenefits, challenges and the complication of the Mahaweli project in the North, we are compelled to request you to immediately stop the Mahaweli project in Mullaitivu district and proposed plans in Northern Province.

2. The recently issued land permits by the Mahaweli Authority to the illegal Sinhala fishermen in the Maritimepattu DS division (Karunaddukerney, Kokkuthoduvai and Kokkulai GN divisions ) must be withdrawn with immediate effect.

3. Over 2000 acres of livelihood lands belonging to the Tamil community displaced in 1984 and distributed to the settled Sinhala families in Welioya, must be recovered and handed back to the original owners.

4. Without consulting the local communities and district government officials, the Archeological department is claiming the locations in order to manipulate the history and violate Tamils’ cultural heritage. We urge you to instruct the relevant authorities not to do so.

5. Sinhala colonization of a strategic piece of merging Land of North and East Provinces must be stopped with immediate effect, failing which will affect the ethnic harmony in the region. 

6. The Declared Nanthikkadal and Nayaru lagoons Nature Reserves must be withdrawn considering the livelihood of poor fishing families with immediate effect.

Your Excellency, in conclusion we plead with you to consider our appeal to sustain the peace and reconciliation process in the country. 

Thank you.

Yours faithfully                            

Rev. Father Leo Amstrong                V. Navaneethan                                 Dr. K Sutharshan

Co-Chairman                           Co-Chairman                                      Co-Chairman  

(Story filed by Vishaakha Navaratnam)

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    Should this surprise anyone???
    This is called Sinhala Reconciliation or Bauda Reconciliation using all the aid money given by foreign governments and loans taken to rebuild areas destroyed by the government.
    Although Gamarala, MR and most politicians wear white they are not clean their families and goons walking around them have made millions.

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      Similarly Tamil colonization of Colombo must be reversed.

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        Exactly, Tamils in Colombo have taken over lands belonging to Sinhalese. They all should be chased to Mullativu. All the businesses in Sinhalese areas should only be run by Sinhalese.
        Tamil colonization in all Sinhalese areas should be stopped. No Tamils should be allowed to live in any part where Sinhalese are concentrated. They can get back to Mullativu and engage in their traditional livelihood which is fishing.
        Like Wigneswaran says, all Tamil names in the South should be removed. Wigneswaran should not be allowed to live in Colombo.
        All Hindu Kovils in the South should be relocated to Mullativu.

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          Champa, Tamils in Colombo were never settled by any government. They bought properties either selling their ancestral properties or with their hard earned money. Tamils never attempted to change the demographic pattern or claimed these lands as their traditional lands 0r unleashed terror on native Sinhalese. In contrast Sinhalese are being settled in traditional Tamil areas with the sole intention of changing the demographic pattern to make Tamils loose their claim. Though government tries to make out that these settlements is economical, it is in fact political. Once they are settled, government appoints only Sinhala officers and Police to these places. With help of these officials Sinhalese have committed murder and ethnic cleansing of Native Tamils. This started in eastern province since independence and now being done in areas of northern province. There will not be any objection from Tamils, if Tamils are given the control of their lands with their own law enforcing authority. This is the reason why successive governments are refusing to devolve land and police powers to Tamils though it is enshrined in the constitution. Please remember it was the Sinhalese who protested first about settling Tamils in plantation areas and wanted them out. If the governments can deport one million Tamils to India to satisfy the racist thirst of Sinhalese, how can it now commit this atrocity on Tamils. If Sinhalese have the right to settle their people anywhere in Sri Lanka, Tamils must have the same right to settle their people anywhere in Sri Lanka. Now that it has been proved geologically and archaeologically that Sri Lanka was once part of ancient Tamil homeland of Kumarikandam, any Tamil person in the world should have the right to settle in any part of Sri Lanka. Firstly bring back the descendants of those repatriated to India and settle them in northern and eastern provinces to bring back the Tamil majority in these areas. Anyone objecting to this is an outright racist, as Sinhalese were themselves once Tamils

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
            Man, you Tamils have been lying to the world since 1800s, hey? For 200 years you have been saying the same lies that Sri Lanka is Tamil homeland. As there was no counter attack, the world may have believed all those lies.
            You say; “If Sinhalese have the right to settle their people anywhere in Sri Lanka, Tamils must have the same right to settle their people anywhere in Sri Lanka.”
            Of course Tamils have moved in every part of Sri Lanka. Name one area where they are not allowed? On the contrary it is Sinhalese who are not allowed to live in the North. Even there are demands by Tamil politicians to remove centuries old established temples in the North.
            Your claim to be my country is yours has no supported evidence.
            Name one King of Tamil origin who ruled Sri Lanka other than Tamil Nadu invaders?
            Name one irrigation tank or Wewa built by a Tamil King?
            Name a single agricultural land developed by a Tamil King?
            Your Kumarikattam aka Kumari Nadu is under the sea.
            If Sri Lanka was “once a part of Kumari Nadu” as you say, please explain what type of a miracle is it for only Sri Lanka to survive while the rest of Kumari Nadu submerged by the sea???
            Make your lies at least believable! – PCoI
            “To bring back the descendants of those repatriated to India?” You mean to bring back Kallathonis? I don’t mind to be an outright racist and say no to Kallathonis. In fact our ancestors have made a huge mistake by not repatriating ALL Kallathonis to India where they came from and make this country only for Sinhalese.

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          Stupid tamils didn’t take sinhalese lands illegally..they bought the lands with the money..you poor racist keep shut your mouth..

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            Thee
            So what? Sinhalese upper middle/middle class and business class are rich enough to buy the Colombo lands back. If Sinhalese are not allowed to settle down in the North, then Tamils should leave Sinhalese lands in other parts of the country too. Go to Mullativu and settle down there where you belong. Your poor Tamil people need you there. They are starving. If not for the Sinhalese government and the generosity of Sinhalese they will die of starvation.
            Yes I am a racist as much as you and all other Tamils could be. Try to keep my mouth shut if you can.

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              Champa
              Wasn’t one of your principles – not to be a Racist ? Hope you are not getting your knickers into a twist !!!

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                Steve ,
                “Hope you are not getting your knickers into a twist !!!”
                Surely you know some people’s principles are as flexible as their knickers.

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                  oldcodger

                  “Surely you know some people’s principles are as flexible as their knickers.”

                  Brilliant.
                  Do prostitutes wear knickers?

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                    Champa the liar,
                    “There is NO racial or religious discrimination in Sri Lanka against MINORITIES.”
                    Please tell us how many Malwatta or Asgiriya Mahanayakes have come from Balapitiya? Or even Kalutara or Ambalangoda? Why not?
                    How many mosques / Christian churches have been built in Anuradhapura recently?
                    Why are Mahayana Buddhists not allowed to worship or convert?

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                      oldcodger

                      The problem with Sinhala/Buddhist fascists is that they live in a mythical world of their own, some say its parallel universe, however a people needed origin myth when they first left their land and grabbed other’s, in order to justify large scale theft.

                      If you carefully analyse their conversation, it is all about them, their land, their way of governance, their own scientific invention, their own technological innovation, …………………………. its a conversation among a few, …………….. which always lead to them preferring Fascism to other democratic means.

                      You would have noticed the same kind of conclusion the Tamils were forced to reach under LTTE and the little Pol Pot VP. The country has been dragged by little Pol Pots in the South for many years. You know where this country is heading towards.

                      My apologies to SJ for dragging both VP and Pol Pot into my comment. He revere both irrespective of both worked for the Americans.

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                Steve
                I said I am against “racism.”
                My comment was a reply for calling me a ‘racist’.
                Whenever a Sinhalese talks about the history and equal rights to live anywhere in the country, he is branded as a RACIST by Tamils/Muslims as the minorities think only they have a right to talk about their ethnicity!!!!
                The world ‘racist’ has been used against Sinhalese purely to shut their mouth.
                Eventhough they are discriminated, many Sinhalese keep quiet for fear of being called a ‘racist’.
                I’ve no such qualms. I don’t mind calling me a ‘racist’ as it means I am talking about my ethnicity.
                .
                RACISM is in simple, seeking special treatment based on one’s ethnicity.
                In the context of Sri Lanka, Tamils demand special treatment based on their ethnicity, such as a separate land and a separate governing system specifically for their race.
                There is NO racial or religious discrimination in Sri Lanka against MINORITIES.
                The racial AND religious discrimination in Sri Lanka is ACTUALLY AGAINST the MAJORITY.
                Minorities have more freedom than the majority in Sri Lanka such as; the right to live anywhere; right to practice religion anywhere; right to build religious centres anywhere; right to have special land laws; and right to have special marriage laws.
                Majority community-Sinhalese are suppressed by Thesawalamai Law in the North and discriminated by Muslim marriage law. For example; when an underage Sinhalese girl eloped with a Muslim man and married to him under Muslim law, her parents were not allowed to claim the girl although she was underage, as the Muslim marriage law is considered superior to country’s civil law.
                In both cases, the MAJORITY is DISCRIMINATED BY MINORITIES as they think that their race is SUPERIOR to Sinhalese. This is what is called RACISM and I am against it.

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                Champa is the lead specialist at the local Panadura brothel.

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                  Dingo Dan

                  I believe Champa is another practitioner of profession catering ……… all kerb crawlers. Champa’s pimp is the greatest racist thinker, philosopher, hero, ……………. would be Parliament bomber, ……………….. who single handedly won the war.

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              Champa, Why say they leave Colombo for Mullativu when it is also Sinhala land? You should say they leave Colombo and go to their homeland of squalid Tamil Nadu. That’s where they belong! Sooner the better or, soon Colombo will turn into another dirty Little India as in Singapore or KL. As for the generosity of Sinhalese, they are taken for granted by a greedy tribe who are best known for biting the hands that feed them. Be aware though, regardless of who says what, Temples, settlements, waterways, dams will be built where there is a need and Welioya is an example of what is coming. Let the war losers scream!

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                Lal Dias the racist, did you hear that the government is now on the back foot as minister of Mahaveli development says that there is no intention of settling Sinhalese there. This cannot be believed as it is only to deflect bad propaganda going out to international arena. Dilan Perera MP has condemned that settling of Sinhalese from other provinces as counter productive to reconciliation especially when displaced Tamils of the province are not being settled.

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                lal
                Yeah. That’s a good one!

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                  Champa ……………….

                  Are you faking o****m?

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                lal loo the liar par excellence

                “Champa, Why say they leave Colombo for Mullativu when it is also Sinhala land? “

                You should know lands don’t speak any languages nor worship any particular religion. If you believe you could name any land as you wish you must belong to the most stupid Sinhala/Buddhist fascist gang.

                “As for the generosity of Sinhalese, they are taken for granted by a greedy tribe who are best known for biting the hands that feed them. “

                We know Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils are generally generous except the recent Sinhala/Buddhist converts, fascists like you. You will do well to remember the years 1915, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1977, 1983, 2013, 2018, …………..
                We do not have to remind you ass how the fascists went on rampage through streets, looting , burning, …………………… and destroying the entire collection of a library (95,000) books, manuscripts, ………….

                The entire country is ashamed of you.
                The younger generation may not know the extent of destruction you and your noisy gang caused to this island. This is not a response to your racist rant but a record for the younger generation.

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              Champa ……………………………….practitioner and stupid

              “then Tamils should leave Sinhalese lands in other parts of the country too. “

              There is no such thing as Sinhala land, Tamil land, Muslim land if anything the entire island is Vedda Land. If you don’t like it go back to your ancestral home in South India. You could trace back your ancestry to Erivira Pattinam.

              Please go

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          Hindu Kovils in Colombo are not Exclusively worshiped by Hindus, If you go to the temples in Wellawatte you will find enough and more Sinhal Buddhists bribing the hindu gods through the priest to get the best. You will find a number of hindu gods in Buddhist temples perhaps to thank them for giving Buddha to them. If you will see the busses, pictures of framed of Hindu gods are given pride of place. I wonder why? is it because they have passed a ‘No Confidence’ motion against Lord Buddha’
          What happened to Kathiragama Theiyo Lord Murga? He is considered a Pure Tamil god. Now he has forgotten his Tamil. Neither he is fluent in Sinhala. He has become speechless and the devotees are left at lurch.

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          Champa , tamil colonisation? In colombo?
          You must be a frigging dimwit.
          I just read a good whatsapp message which I know applies to jokers like you.
          “I swear some people must have been conceived through Anal sex. There is no way being that much of an arsehole is natural “

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        Colombo was a historically Tamil area and so was most of the western coast north of Colombo to Puttalam. Just look at the place names. The so called Sinhalese population here only took on a Sinhalese identity a century or two ago. This is the reason you still find medieval Tamil Hindu villages like Udappu and the Colombo Chetties in the Colombo area . They belong toa medieval Tamil trade guilds , that originated in South India. Coastal Puttalam and Chilaw were part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom. Tamils have always lived in Colombo and they are not recent arrivals and they arrive here peacefully and legally purchase their lands homes and start businesses and enhance the local culture and enrich the local economy. They do not try to create tensions or attempt to Tamilise Sinhalese areas or change place names. In fact many of the original Tamil names for places within Colombo and the western coast have been Sinhalised.

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          Real Siva Sankaran Sharma
          I don’t reply to same rubbish twice. I have already posted a reply to Rajash below which applies to your comment too.
          I like your joke about Tamils have always lived in Colombo…..!! :D
          Those who were in Puttalam were Mukkuvars who were hired by Sinhalese Kings from Tamil Nadu to fight the battles against sea pirates who were frequent invaders looking for gems, pearls, gold jewellery and other valuables.
          Later Sinhalese Kings had hired Karaiyar warriors from Tamil Nadu to fight with Mukkuvars as mentioned in “Mukkuvar Hatana (fight).”
          Karaiyars had then chased the majority of Mukkuvars to Eastern Lanka and occupied Puttalam and Jaffna.
          Moreover, “Maddakalappu Tamilakam” and “Makidi Kootu drama” also provide proof that Mukkuvars came from Kerala, located in EasternTamil Nadu. They have no origins here.

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            Champa,

            Just a bit of clarification: Kings of both Lanka and TN (and the whole of coastal India) hired the North Indian warriors, the Kshatriya (for their toughness) to guard their coasts. The name morphed to Karaiyar in TN. They blended in and assimilated with the local populations along the coast. This goes to show that that North and South Indians have been blending throughout history. This soldier class/caste have been coming down to Sri Lanka from the time of the Mahavamsa. In Sri Lanka, they blended in with the fishermen of the Sinhala (Hela- tribe unique to Sri Lanka). The Lankan fisherman of course interacted and most possibly assimilated with some of the Tamil fisherman from India (and vice versa). Yet, it is hardly likely that the later Sinhala kings would have hired Karaiyar from TN, as TN was the very place the pirates and invaders mostly came from (due to its close proximity to Lanka). Sri Lanka would have used her own Hela soldier caste- the Suriyas- to deal with the thieves. Any more Kshatriyas that came down would have been from other parts of India.

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              Ramona Grandma Therese Fernando

              You have typed another story as you went along.
              Brilliant.
              Shove it wherever you find holes.

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                Yeah NV, it takes some brilliance to analyze the situation in all of its realism………No, actually it’s not brilliance – it’s having a pure mind, away from hatred towards races and castes, and seeing things with a truly human soul. Then, and only then, can one do the complex Math and get the correct equation.

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              Ramona Therese Fernando
              Our Kings had our own soldiers and they engaged in fierce battles to defeat Tamil Nadu invaders. There is no mistake about that.
              According to Dambadeni Asna, King Parakramabahu II (1234 – 1269) had Mukkuval soldiers in his army who believed to have migrated during Kalinga Magha’s time.
              According to Kokila Sandeshaya, when Mukkuvars’ and Muslim Sonakars’ (Moors) polity in Puttalam had become a headache to King Parakramabahu VI (1411 – 1466), he had hired Karaiyars (Kadal+Paraiyar) from Tamil Nadu to defeat Mukkuvars and Sonakars in Puttalam.
              I have no idea about Kshatriyas soldiers? They are warriors but not soldiers. Kshatriyas are royals, like Pandyan rulers..

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                Yes Champa, any extra Mukkuvals and Karaiyars from India must have certainly been employed to complement the majority of Suriya soldiers that were of the Sinhala (Hela) race (royal warriors castes originally from Bengal and employed as soldiers by the kings of S. Asia).

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                Champa……………………………………


                “Our Kings had our own soldiers and they engaged in fierce battles to defeat Tamil Nadu invaders. “

                “he had hired Karaiyars (Kadal+Paraiyar) from Tamil Nadu to defeat Mukkuvars and Sonakars in Puttalam.”


                What is your point if there is one.

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          This is going too far, RSSS.
          .
          It looks as though the time frame that you are talking about was only about 500 years ago to date.
          .
          If you’re talking about 2,000 years ago, it is possible that all of us were talking an early form of Tamil that not many of you would have understood.

          .
          Exaggeration doesn’t help anybody.

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            Dear S.M,
            “It looks as though the time frame that you are talking about was only about 500 years ago to date.”

            As a non-involved but interested party, I suggest you have a look at the Dutch Thombus (land registrations) . Just 300 plus years old, but the names of land owners for example in Kalutara are VERY revealing. These are available online :
            http://www.archives.gov.lk/web/index.php?koralname=Kalutara&task=search&option=com_thombu&Itemid=194&limitstart=15&lang=en
            Indisputable facts from a trustworthy source.
            There is no need to argue with likes of Champa, who don’t know and don’t want to know in any case.

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              Old codger did you know that the Portuguese and Dutch Thombos were incomplete and only non Sinhalese submitted the land deeds? Do you know about the lekam mitti? Didn’t you find it illogical that the Thombu registry has so few entries for all all those Korales listed. Did you not find that strange?

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                Wannihamy,
                “only non Sinhalese submitted the land deeds? “
                If you look closer, you can see that in many areas, the majority of land-holders are in fact Sinhalese. Like this one:
                http://www.archives.gov.lk/web/index.php?koralname=Siyane&pattuname=&keyword=&task=search&option=com_thombu&Itemid=194

                Incompleteness may be the result of unfinished digitization. However, we must be thankful that there is a reliable source, instead of splitting hairs.

                What I am trying to point out is that many of the names in coastal ares are already well on the way to being “Sinhalese”.

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              old codger

              Did you know USA has handed over a high endurance cutter to Sri Lankan navy as a gift? Hindians have done the same in the past before and after the war.

              Now why does Sirisena insist on buying a death trap old Russian ship?

              Why do the super smart ass patriots in this forum and outside believe the USA, the Hindians and the West all out to get them? Is there any treatment for their paranoia?

              Being a poor prostitute on the Sea Lanes of Indian Ocean whoever passes by Sri Lankan shores tend to grope it because it is cheap and available. Do you agree with me? Do they come all the way from China, Japan, the USA, the West, India, ……………….. to have long term special relation with upmarket escort?

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            Oh really go and read history properly. These so called Sinhalese especially north of Colombo were Tamils in the 1800s and many even in the 1900s . . If you do not like the truth too bad. Go and look at the land registries along many coastal areas and you can glean the truth. However Sinhalese racists would have hidden this as they do not want the truth to be told. I have come across many so called Sinhalese from Negombo and Chilaw areas admitting to me that as child their home language was Tamils , as their grand parents were exclusively Tamil speaking. Just look at the place names a vast majority of them have a Tamil origin. Even many places within Colombo.

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            ” If you’re talking about 2,000 years ago, it is possible that all of us were talking an early form of Tamil that not many of you would have understood. ”

            Sinhala_man,

            That is your contention. That is Pail of water you poured to Colonize Tamils’ land with Mahaweli Project.
            Let’s blindly accept that, that Tamil cannot understand the Tamil spoken few centuries ago. Then what is you point, from there?
            Is that REAL should just sit and watch Sinhalazisation, rape, looting, taking over all employment…….? Are you very uncomfortable because that is not what the women and the children in that of the protest march Photo is not doing?
            “Tamils had a land; Tamils had a Kingdom in that land; Portuguese captured it; British handed it over to Ceylon government; America and India wanted to keep it together to keep China out of here; But China had already bought and controlling many parts of North East and South from Ranil.” Which is an exaggeration out of that?
            Could world realize now that if they keep Ceylon together entire Ceylon must go to China. If Tamils keep their own land, they may deny access to China in their part. So why the world is still not ready for Singapore-Malaysia?
            Why can Tamils get the Rapist Army out of their lands and get rid of the pain they are suffering by murder, loot, Rape unleashed on them from 1948?
            Why Buddhist Burmese are war criminals, But Sinhala Buddhists are sages? Is that why because Sinhala Buddhist tormented only Tamils but Burmese did it to Muslims too? There is report in UN, written by UN saying UN missed its responsibilities to Tamils, but there is no report like to Rohingya Muslims!

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              Dear Mallaiyuran,

              Part 1
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              I’m sorry that you misunderstand even the most sincere efforts of those who today speak Sinhalese.
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              I don’t think that I will ever settle down in Jaffna; my roots are now firmly set in the Uva Province, although all my known ancestors were from the Southern Province. Any “Sinhalese” who desires to settle down in the North (whether it be because he/she has fallen in love with a resident there, of wants to commence some venture there) should be allowed by you to do so. They must utilise their private means to do so. I’m only saying, don’t disallow it. The State should impose no one on you. The “Army of Occupation” must be pulled out – all of them. I don’t like armies, but they will always be there, a few of their camps in every Province, including the Northern, but not what we now see.
              .
              I want us to be one people, living in one country, but speaking three languages. I’m trying to be practical by including the English language, although there are problems with it. For one thing, it is a messy language – compared with, say, Spanish. Secondly, those who don’t know it (especially among the Sinhalese) resent it because it has been used to retard their progress.
              .
              More to come. It is noon. By evening, I will post something that will stun you!

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                “Any “Sinhalese” who desires to settle down in the North (whether it be because he/she has fallen in love with a resident there, of wants to commence some venture there) should be allowed by you to do so.

                There is no need to Tamils to allow anybody to infiltrate into their land for what so ever the reason. There is no reason Yahapalanaya forcefully setting Sinhalese, Muslims and Chinese foreign prisoners and prostitutes there. Yahapalanaya is forcing Chinese Prisoners into North, only to challenge America. There is no trade exchange in archelogy of Chinese ships trading in North. Marriage partner will be allowed under the Tamil Eelam Marriage laws. I don’t know what it will be in the future.
                Trade migration too, I do not know what will be the trade laws at that time. Trade laws are not humanitarian consideration. So Tamils need not to go beyond above what Sinhalese did to Up Country Tamil workers. Beyond that is unwanted-unappreciated favor. 1948 Don Stephen and latter Sirimavo removed Tamil lived in Up country for 5 Generation. 1958 Solomon West Ridgeway Dias sent back to North all Tamil from south that has been living there for generation. That rascal refused to think that his Tamil Nayakar family migrated to Ceylon only during Rajasingan’s time from TN. That crook Nayakar family when they lost to Britain changed from Tamil to Sinhala and then Christianity to Buddhism only to kill and destroy generational Tamils and greedy capture power of Sinhala Government. But other Tamils were living in South even long before he came to Kandy. Until Sinhala government legislating of forcing Tamils living in South to leave to North or preventing Tamils move to South as punishable with a constitutional guarantee, Tamils should not be fools to allow Sinhalese and Chinese to North. .

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          Real Siva Sankaran Sharma
          Colombo wasn’t “historically” a Tamil area. Tamils have migrated from India and settled down in Colombo from 1800s.
          Paravars (Bharathas) had come to work in the Colombo harbour and settled down somewhere in Kotahena. During the cotton boom (1850s), more Paravars had come from India and settled down in Colombo.
          There was no Tamil Jaffna Kingdom. About Puttalam and Chilaw, Tamils who were there were migrants from Kilakarayi, Tamil Nadu.

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            Champa ……………………………

            “Colombo wasn’t “historically” a Tamil area.”

            Was it a historically “Sinhala/Buddhist area”?

            The present day Colombo was initially occupied by Arab traders, from 8th Century, then the Portuguese, the Dutch and the Brits who made it the Capital of the island in 1815.

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              Native Sudda
              The entire island was historically a Sinhalese area until Kalinga Magha the butcher, invaded the country in the 13th Century and ruled a part of the country.

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                Champa the stupid …………………… practitioner

                “The entire island was historically a Sinhalese area until Kalinga Magha the butcher, invaded the country in the 13th Century and ruled a part of the country.”

                Is it so?
                Could you find out for yourself what do the names listed below means in respect of ancient medieval Sri Lanka
                Sena
                Guttika
                Pulahatta
                Bahiya
                Panya Mara
                Pilaya Mara
                Dathika
                Pandu
                Parindu
                Khudda Parinda
                Tiritara .
                Dathiya
                Pithiya
                Rajendra Chola I
                Rajadhiraja Chola
                Rajendra Chola II
                Virarajendra Chola
                Athirajendra Chola
                Parakrama Pandya
                Alagakkonara
                Bhuvanekabahu VI
                Sri Vijaya Rajasinha
                Kirti Sri Rajasinha
                Sri Rajadhi Rajasinha
                Sri Vikrama Rajasinha
                Kulasekara Cinkaiariyan
                Kulotunga Cinkaiariyan
                Vickrama Cinkaiariyan
                Varodaya Cinkaiariyan
                Martanda Cinkaiariyan
                Gunabhooshana Cinkaiariyan
                Virodaya Cinkaiariyan
                Jeyaveera Cinkaiariyan
                Gunaveera Cinkaiariyan
                Kanakasooriya Cinkaiariyan
                Kanakasooriya Cinkaiariyan
                Singai Pararasasegaram
                Cankili I
                Puviraja Pandaram
                Kasi Nayinar Pararacacekaran
                Periyapillai
                Puviraja Pandaram
                Ethirimana Cinkam
                Cankili II

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                  where is Elara /Ellalan in this list ?

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                    bandara

                    I am sorry I meant to include his name and at the last minute I missed it not for any ulterior motive but I was bit careless.

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        Contd: Sinhalese on the other hand have arrived in the north and east on state sponsored colonisation schemes , and settled on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands or on forest and other grazing and public lands that are their for the benefit of the local Tamil population. They have not arrived in their own volition or purchased anything legally , they have been deliberately planted in Tamil areas by all successive Sri Lankan governments to change the demography of the region and create problems for the Tamils. Most of these Sinhalese settled in these Tamil areas are not the good or successful Sinhalese , these people will not come here, but racist extremists, criminals, thugs and social failures deliberately sent to Tamil areas to create havoc and trouble. They arrive and with the government’s and armed forces/police help change the entire ancient Tamil Hindu character of the region , change place names , destroy any trace that this area was once Tamil and create trouble for the remaining Tamils and for the Tamils in the surrounding areas , so that more and more Tamils will leave and their places and lands taken over by more Sinhalese from the south. This is a master plan and the key to this is the Sinhalese armed forces. police and government servants who give these settlers all the support. Overt and covert.

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        Tamils in Colombo has not been colonized with state aid to change the texture of the population. Because of lack of development in the North and East Tamils were compelled to seek avenues in Colombo to seek a living. KKS cement, Paranthan Chemicals, Elephant Pass Salt Corporation, Valaichenai Paper Mills are no more. Tamils are not only seeking avenues in Colombo but even foreign countries.Of course the children of Srilankan Tamil refugees In Uk, Canada,Australia, America are given equal opportunity to study and they are today well off.
        Apart from state aided colonisation in the North and East, even minor jobs in North and east are filled by Sinhalese despite the fact there are enough suitable
        Tamil men and women.. First blow to the Tamils was given by DS Senanayake with his Gal oya project. and disenfranchising the upcountry Tamils.
        It appears that the successive Sinhla Governments are united in one thing.- Colonization.
        Already Manal Aru has been renamed in Sinhala as WELI OYA. So much so that even the petition to the government refer t o Manal Aru as Welioya.
        It appears that Israel is following the same pattern as Srilanka with Regard to the DRUZE population or vice versa?

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      Burt, right on!
      But TNA and Tamils should also protest outside US embassy and ask it to stop all the military Aid it is giving the SL military and Navy– to occupy Tamil’s lands, while bullshitting about Human Rights in Geneva.
      Trumpland and its buddies Japan, Aussi and India are militarizing Sri Lanka and Indian Ocean against China and sending US Marines “Pacific Angels” (Ha, Ha, Ha) to do Fake Humanitarin Operations and Disaster prepardness in their Lankan Indian Ocean Hub which is an Economic Disaster today with the rupee crashing on IMF “advice” to Ranil’s Bondscammed Central Bank. In fact it is Trumpland that is causing the disaster of Militarization of Lanka Indian Ocean and th world, while supporting the Lankan military to occupy civilian Lands in post-war northeast, while weaponizing religion – by promoting Buddhist and Muslim clashes to protect its puppets – both, Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe and Gota Jarapassa.

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        On the post-war militarization of Sri Lanka and Weaponization of Religion in post war Lanka, via social media and Facebook to protect puppet Bonscam Ranil — by distracting Lankans just when the PCOI Report on the Bond scam was released with attacks on Muslims in Digana and Kandy we need more research
        There has been NO inquiry on the Mahasohon Balakaya or its funders. Why? who is protecting those who attacked Muslims? For the answer, see:
        “Saffron Curtain: How Buddhism Was Weaponized During the Cold War and how The U.S. tried to foment an anti-communist Buddhist bloc in Southeast Asia—with deadly consequences for the region’s politics today. Today the Cold war is with China.
        By Amar Diwakar
        March 23, 2018 New Republic Mag.

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      Burt
      There is nothing called a “Sinhala reconciliation” or “Bauddha Reconciliation.”
      A reconciliation is always between two factors or more and it is not one way.
      To have a genuine reconciliation between Tamils and Sinhalese, Thesawalamai Law and the Provincial Council system both should be abolished.

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    Federally TNA still does not have real competition but provincially its history.

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    What the heck? Every citizen in this country has a right to live and work anywhere he/she wants.
    How dare Tamils put restrictions on Sinhalese and deprive them from enjoying equal rights?

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      Not to be planted by the state with an ulterior motive. There are a lot of Tamils in Col and around but not a single was accommodated with state funds nor was lively hood and subsidies provided by the state.

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        Burt

        Champa………………. profession types:

        “Every citizen in this country has a right to live and work anywhere he/she wants.”.

        Alright if Champa really believes in what she says, there are millions of people who do not have a decent place to live and work, let them invade the bigot’s home. Let her accommodate all of them in her house if she really lives in this island.

        Do you want to join me?
        If this bigot is honest let her publish her true address here in this forum.

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          Hindian Vedda, founder of the ……………….. profession.
          This is your stupidest comment so far.
          Stupidity is not a crime.
          So you are free to continue being stupid.

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            Champa:

            You should be lighting a lamp daily for “Hindian Vedda” he seems to have done more to you than Budha, he found you a profession that you can excel in to fill your stomach. Any other parts you get fill is all on you.

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          Hindian Vedda, founder of the ……………………… profession
          Oh, I didn’t see the last line.
          Not only I give my address but also I will come to the street and appear on stage the moment the next Presidential Election is announced. Any time.
          You can make your waiting short by requesting the President to be quick.

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        Will continue to be planted, wether you like or not. The Tamils who were in the weli oya area before sinhala people were settled, were infact indian tamils settled by the Gandhian movement. For you tamils it is sinhala coonisation, for us siinhalese it is getting our lands back after centuries of foreign domination. Your only hope is to take it up with the international community. Lets see who wins

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          Tamils who were there were Indian Tamils settled by the Gandhian movement . Another Mahavamsa fairy tale? These are indigenous Tamils who have been there for ages and legally owned their land in an ancient historical Tamil area and were chased off by the Sinhalese military in 1984 during the JR government’s time and Sinhalese from the south were settled on these lands legally owned by the Tamils. The ancient Tamil name for this region ” Manal Aru” was literally translated into Sinhalese and the region named ” Weli Oya” Stop lying. Like what Don Stanly states the USA India Japan and many other nations are playing a double game. They keep on mouthing about Human Rights but a fully cooperating with the Sri Lankan armed forces, training and providing them weapons. Sri Lanka craftily plays the China card and gets the best from the west and China to create their Mahavmasa dream ,a 100% Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist state. Comments from Sinhalese proves this is what most Sinhalese want.

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            Rohan, screaming the same lie over and over again does not make it true. The Manal Aru land was under few Tamils 1000 or more acres each under a 99 year recurrent lease and Indian Tamils were “employed” or rather indentured as labour. When the lease was revoked by the then government the Indian Tamils were taken to the hill country and it was made in to rehabilitation colony for mostly Sinhalese prisoners and families, and that is where the horrific Kent and Dollar farm massacres happened.

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              wannihami

              Well when it suits you, you want all others to be Sri Lankan. When it doesn’t they become “Indian Tamils”.
              What a hypocritic a******e you are.

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              Well said wanni, these tamils just lie over and over again. Apart from that what else can they do or achive. They know they have been defeated.

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              Wannihamy, please tell the truth. In the 60s government allocated lands to middle class people on lease. Tamils applied for lands in Vanni. In fact my father got 10 acres of land in Thunukai. Lands given to Tamils were not that productive as there was no proper water supply. Kent farm was leased to senator Neethirajah and dollar farm was to Dollar corporation owner Sambanthan. They were underutilised. During the period 1970 to 77, SLFP government took over unproductive estates in upcountry and split it among Sinhala villages. Tamil workers in these estates were thrown on to the road without place to live or way of earning money. It is these people of Indian origin who were settled in Kent and Dollar farms by Gandhian movement. The lands were being developed by these hard working Indian Tamils. After 1977 UNP government arrested members of Gandhian movement and put them in jail without trial and they were massacred in jail in 1983. After 1983 UNP government drove Indian Tamils out of Kent and Dollar farms and settled Sinhala prisoners who were pardoned and given arms training. It is these Sinhala prisoners who were killed by LTTE and not ordinary Sinhalese. The concept of changing demographic pattern of Tamil areas to make them a minority was there since independence, which was told to us by our fellow Sinhala students and neighbours. Due to LTTE activity this was not possible and after defeat of LTTE, government has started on this program of settling Sinhalese in Tamil areas. So you are the one who is telling lies.

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          Kapila
          you are not the Vedic sage but a racist land grabbing hora.

          ” for us siinhalese it is getting our lands back after centuries of foreign domination.”

          You stupid descendants of Kallathonies, go back to South India and claim back your land from your distant cousins.
          Tell us when did our land become yours?
          South Indian kallathonies do not have any right over my ancestral land.
          Go back to South India.
          We can arrange you free ride back.
          When you go please take your fellow land grabbing racists such as Eagle Eye, soma, Hela, Champa the ……….. practitioner, Lal, ………………………with you.

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            Dear Native,
            Although he gets under your skin, Kapila has a very valid point….
            You calling us to go to South India is not only laughable but out right stupid.
            Is Balangoda in Madurai?
            I was in Mullative, I didn’t see any sort of Land Lords who could have had thousands of Acres.
            Unless they are now in Scarborough …
            Dr Ranil has already given most of the land in Jaffana to TNA.
            And Dr Ranil is giving tens of thousands of Lands to the Chinese and the Hindians on 99 Year leases with Auto renewal.
            In return Hindians, I believe are building houses free for Indian Tamils.
            My favorite place Galle Fort is now totally out of bounds to Sinhalese.
            At least people like Kapila and Champa have the guts to point out how Sinhala people have been displaced in their own Ancestral Land.
            And there are 17 to 18 Million of them if you count the UNP suckers out.
            If this Yahapalanaya continues, Sinhala people will become landless refugees in their own Country…. .

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              KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

              “At least people like Kapila and Champa have the guts to point out how Sinhala people have been displaced in their own Ancestral Land.”

              Oh really?
              Ask both racists and yourself whether your brain is in your head or are you sitting on it. Perhaps HLD M is sitting on it.
              This land belongs to my people and my people only. Kallthonies descendants have no right to the land.
              Neither Sinhalese nor Tamils can trace their lineage to Balangoda man perhaps they are related to killer Batalanta man.

              Seriously have you ever thought about my people who were displaced as a consequence of Mahaweli Development lost their livelihood?

              “If this Yahapalanaya continues, Sinhala people will become landless refugees in their own Country…. .”

              In case if that happens you can always rely on your long lost cousins, the Malayalis and Tamils and you should go back to South India.
              Go.
              South India is an ideal place for crooks.
              Definitely you will feel at home.
              When you go, take all your fellow crooks, land grabbers and war criminals with you.

              A piece of advice, why don’t you implement one child or no child police only for Sinhala/Buddhist racists.

              Now that your son has made some contact with his cousins in Kerala, ask him to explore the possibility of your people settling in the picturesque Kerala, god’s own country.

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          Kapila:
          “for us siinhalese it is getting our lands back after centuries of foreign domination.”
          If not for foreign domination you will still be in a loin cloth.

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            Burtan,

            You buggers are still in loin cloth. You backward buggers

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              Kapila

              “You buggers are still in loin cloth. You backward buggers”

              You maybe right.
              You too would have been in loin clothe if not for your ancestors who arrived here on Kallathonies from South India.

              Don’t forget stupid people,
              the loin clothe wearing half naked fakir kicked the empire out of India whereas the western attire wearing Sinhala/Buddhist bigots are still shadow boxing the unknown enemies.
              What a stupid people.
              What a pathetic fascists.

              One thing is certain the “western civilisational education” that has been fed to you had made you “Another Brick in the Wall” or shall we say another “p***k in the hall of shame.

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          The Sinhala Tamil positions on land is becoming very difficult.
          Remember in 1948 the population was around 8 million. Today it is close to 23 million. Competition for resources all round with the passage of time will steeply increase – adding to ethnic tension. Wise and able political leadership is required to overcome these considerable challenges. Therein lies the future of this now fractured nation.

          R. Varathan

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        Burt
        Spot on. Anyone can apply for a job any where in the country and be selected on merit and not on race. That is fair and equal rights. However, to be colonized , by choice or not, with massive state funds, by one single race is against human and equal rights as citizens of one country. Yahapalanaya is an absolute joke.

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        Burt
        Why, don’t Tamils receive subsidies? Are they distributed based on ethnicity? Go get a life man.
        75% of the population are Sinhalese and they are the people who bear country’s tax burden. They have every right to receive government subsidies. Who are you to decide that state should not provide subsidies and livelihood assistance to Sinhalese?
        What ulterior motive are you talking about? How could a section of citizens in this country settling down in any part of Sri Lanka be an ulterior motive?
        For your information, this type of nonsense has a time limit which is only 15 months, officially.

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        This is the problem, Champa.
        .
        Burt is obviously a Tamil, and he gets suspicious every time we try to say something reasonable.
        .
        Conversely, we, too, get suspicious of everything that Tamils say. I, therefore try to highlight “our” faults, rather than “theirs”. As I’ve often told you, I respect you as being sincere. Given my own outlook, I tend to label your attitudes as being somewhat racist, but I have always found you a thinking person.
        .
        So let us discuss,
        and never, ever fight.

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      Champa – Northern Sri Lankans, who happens to be predominantly Tamils, welcome you to voluntarily come and settle in the NE among the Tamils and earn your living and contribute to the well being of the area.

      But not to come there as a tide wave of Sinhala people forced by the government to colonize the Tamil homeland

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        Yes, Rajash,
        .
        I’d like all ghettos to be put an end to by the means you suggest. I don’t understand Tamil, but I’d like the next generation to be tri-lingual.
        .
        Unfortunately they are monolingual. Our English teaching programme is making no headway, although everybody wants to know the language. How can it, given the present dishonest and and wasteful policies at the top? I speak as a guy who has been a teacher of English all my life. Much of it has been in rural Sinhalese Maha Vidyalayas. I have also visited the “Estate Tamil” ghettos, where conditions are still bad, although I have seen improvement during my own working life.
        .
        What I’m here deploring is not racism, but the corruption which prevents the most competent from making their contribution. I have been a victim, but I don’t have much longer to live. So, this is an appeal to usher in a meritocracy which will allow this country to be better run after I am dead.
        .
        As for the third language, we are trying to shove it down the throats of the Tamils, but almost no Sinhalese is making the effort to learn Tamil – unless it be to pass an Efficiency Bar exam. I’m told that in Singapore there is a stress on English, and it is compulsory for all. Also children have to learn “their own language” plus one other, selected from these three: Chinese, Malay, Tamil. So, they can be ignorant of one of the four languages only.
        .
        Learning a language is not easy. But trilingualism is necessary for this society of ours. Any observations on that?
        .

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          I am eloquently, fluently and professionally bilingual, I may never make it to be fluently trilingual but I am trying. One does not have to be fluently trilingual to communicate with either Sinhalese or Tamil people. One just needs the will to communicate. My French and Spanish are much worse than my Tamil, yet I can communicate enough to live in the remotest parts of South America or France. What we have lost in this country is the will to move out of our comfort zones, and that is true for both Sinhalese and Tamils.

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            Thanks, wannihami, for most perceptive comments:
            .
            “One just needs the will to communicate.” and What we have lost in this country is the will to move out of our comfort zones, and that is true for both Sinhalese and Tamils.”
            .
            I wish you would write a full article on that. I’m now too old. Also, much as I would have loved to visit those countries that you speak of, I’ve never been out of Asia.
            .
            How to assess oneself is often a problem. I sometimes think myself not fluent enough in any language – one struggles to communicate. However, readers have seen my written English. Despite frequent typos, I feel that most would grant me Proficiency there. I think that it is the same with Spoken English – some actually say my accent is weird. Trinity College, London has given me a Teachers’ Diploma for English Speech and Drama – but then, I’m a Sri Lankan. So you see how finicky some geezers can get.
            .
            I’m quite fluent in Sinhalese; after all, I’m a native speaker. But alas, the learned vocabulary is not there. I don’t think that I can write effectively, and my reading is laboured. Somebody will hopefully still say that I’m “Professionally Bi-lingual”, don’t know myself.
            .
            But thanks, wannihami, for your very practical approach. I guess it gives me greater confidence in myself.
            .
            Apart from all the truths you utter, I think that getting highly theoretical is another of our problems. Let’s learn to relax ourselves, and welcome others in a more generous spirit.

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        Rajash
        “Tamil homeland?” Where did you get that?
        “Not to come there as a tide wave of Sinhalese people.” Really?????? Learn the written history. Written, ok, written.
        Before Portuguese/Dutch invasions of coastal areas, Northern/Eastern Sri Lanka were predominantly Sinhalese.
        When the Dutch expanded tobacco cultivation in the North, which was first introduced by Portuguese, they needed cheap labour. As Sinhalese refused to work in tobacco farmlands, Dutch had no other alternative other than bringing down people from TamilNadu.
        Your Vellalars today are their descendants who have only 400 years of history in this country!!!!!
        When Jaffna tobacco became the number one source of income for the entire Dutch empire in Asia, they started selling lands in Jaffna which saw a large influx of TamilNadu Vellalars into Jaffna peninsula. Then Vellalars brought down Pallars from TamilNadu to work in their fields/households.
        Before that during Kotte Kingdom a battalion of 700 Tamil Nadu Karaiyar mercenaries have been hired by the King.
        According to records, Prince Sapumal has built a Devalaya in Nallur, where he had placed Lord Buddha statues too along with Hindu Gods which is proof that there were Sinhalese, though it is now regarded only as a Hindu Kovil.
        Interestingly, according to well-recorded Portuguese battles with “Chingalaz” (Sinhalayas) in Jaffna, especially in Nallur, (the voyage of sailors Pero Travacos and Braz de Couto) there was no mention of Tamils. The majority population in Nallur had been Sinhalese and the rest were Muslims (traders) with a small number (less than Muslims) of TamilNadu Vadukas.
        Tamils, though they call themselves as Sri Lankan Tamils, have no history in Sri Lanka. Their homeland is TamilNadu.
        All the lands in the North/East are Sinhalese lands occupied by Tamil Nadu Tamils. The “re-settlements in Mullativu” is a homecoming for Sinhalese.

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          Champa “Tamil homeland?” Where did you get that?.
          Yes Champa I am contradicting myself…there is no such thing as Tamil Homeland…. I agree with Real Siva Sankaran Sharma…The whole of Ceylon used to be a Tamil homeland.

          Is that what you are trying to drive?

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            Rajash
            If then Tamils should be concentrated equally all parts of the country like Sinhalese. Why are they only concentrated in the North and a certain place in the East? Because they are not original inhabitants in Sri Lanka.

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              the same argument goes to Sinhala people…. the Sinhala people are concentrated only in the south …..that shows they are not original inhabitants of Sri Lanka…The Tamils can be found all nook and corner of Sri Lanka so they are indeed the original inhabitants in Sri Lanka.

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          Champa, “Before Portuguse/Dutch invasion of coastal areas, northern/eastern Sri Lanka were predominantly Sinhalese”. Where is the proof. Archeological excavations in the recent years have proved to the contrary. Did you hear that a few days ago, while doing earthwork for Yan Oya development project in Trincomalee district they stumbled on an ancient rock tombs of over 2000 years, which are not certainly belonging to ancient Sinhalese. If any archaeological findings is made which belongs to ancient Sinhalese, that area is declared a reserve and no construction is permitted, In this case, government chose to ignore the findings and has permitted Yan Oya project to go ahead which will submerge this heritage site, just because it belongs to either Tamils or some Dravidian ethnic group. Please stop crowing about historical records which has now proved to be full of lies and myths. Please remember the first religion to be practiced in Sri Lanka is Saivaism and not Buddhism. Geological evidence has emerged that Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu was once a contiguous land mass which corroborates with the position that Sri Lanka was part of Tamil homeland of Kumarikandam. Sinhalese people evolved with a separate identity from Tamils as genetic study has proved, like how Malayali people came about. Sinhala script is only 1500 years old having copied from Malayalam script. Do you know that two sites of 10,000 year old civilisation have been found in Mannar district. From time to time people from Tamil Nadu came to work and settled down such as warriors and artisans during Sinhala rule and plantation workers in Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, most of whom have been assimilated as Sinhalese. To continue with racist propaganda that all Sinhalese are natives and all Tamils are recent migrants displays your crass ignorance and bigoted perception.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

            Please forget Champa for a second. She is like an old creaking record, like her old knee joints makes silly noise.

            History of the Tamils in Sri Lanka
            The Nagas and Tamil in Eastern Sri Lanka Vol I (250 BC – 300 AD)
            Edited By Prof S Pathmanathan
            Published by Dept of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs
            248, 1/1 Galle Road, Colombo 4

            This book provides a comprehensive record of Tamil Brahmi found and recorded in the East.

            A word of caution:
            “Never argue with an idiot.
            They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
            ― Mark Twain

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              Hindian Vedda
              “In 250 BC there were Tamils in the Eastern Sri Lanka????” You should limit your lies. There had never been a clan called Tamils in the ancient Sri Lanka.
              “Tamil Brahmi found????” What do you know about Bhami, you Hindian Vedda.
              Brahmi is NOT a language. It is a CODE which could be translated to any language.

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                Champa the …………………….

                “You should limit your lies. There had never been a clan called Tamils in the ancient Sri Lanka.”

                A piece of advice, pull your head from wherever it is and see what is around you, stupid a**e.
                Learn before challenging anyone in this forum.

                “Brahmi is NOT a language.”

                Once again stupid a**e, where have I mentioned Tamil Brahmi as language? Is Mahindapala still sitting on your head?

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
            Oh, ignorance is not my fault. I have already given proof of Portuguese written records.
            About Trinco, this is not the first time the slave government ignored archaeological findings belonging to Sinhalese. If they ignored, that means it is something to do with Sinhalese Buddhists. That is how it is. Eleven archaeological sites had been bulldozed or destroyed in the North and East after this government came into power.
            I have already replied to your Kumari Nadu mythical land elsewhere.

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      Champa,
      I thought you had high principles.
      “Mahaweli project in L Zone, has commenced with 6000 Sinhala families colonizing the Welioya area. Over 2000 acres of livelihood lands belongs to the Tamil community displaced in 1984 have been redistributed to the colonizing Sinhala families. The Mahaweli Development Authority has spent over Rs.3000 million for providing drinking water, electricity, transport, health care, self-employment opportunities and for school development work in the Welioya area. There is no single Tamil family benefited through the Mahaweli programme in the region”

      Where are the EQUAL RIGHTS.

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        Steve the land in the Weli Oya area (Manal Aru) was mostly under less that 20 Tamil individuals 1000 s of acres each and the Indian Tamils working there were mere indentured labour

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        Steve
        Of course I do, Machang!
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        The 2000 acres of livelihood lands in Weli Oya actually did not OWN by Tamils.
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        Those lands were given ON LEASE FOR 99-YEARS in 1965 to Tamil business people, the lease agreements of which were CANCELLED in 1984 after LTTE massacred Sinhalese civilians attacking Kent Farm, Dollar Farm and Sinhalese fishermen in Kokkilai and Nayaru fishing hamlets killing 62 Sinhalese and 33 home guards.
        The Sinhalese fishermen who hailed from Negombo had been there for a very long time.
        .
        The 1984 massacre which was LTTE’s first attack on civilians had led the government to request civilians to VACATE Weli Oya (the then Manal Aru) and then CANCELLED 99-YEAR LEASE AGREEMENTS GIVEN TO TAMIL BUSINESSMEN.
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        It is clear that the 2000 acres of lands in Weli Oya claimed to be “owned by Tamils” were actually belonged to the State!!!!!!
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        I am at a loss to understand what right the Tamils in Mullativu possesses to deprive Sinhalese from receiving State lands and resettlement assistance??????
        OR have they been fooled by Tamil politicians AGAIN?
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        I am telling you, 75% of the Sinhalese population bear the biggest chunk of government taxes. Why can’t our men, women and children receive basic facilities such as drinking water, healthcare and electricity at our expense?
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        As a Sinhalese RACIST, I have written many comments in this very forum IN SUPPORT OF HELPLESS TAMILS IN THE NORTH demanding the government to provide them with shelter, clean water, food rations, healthcare, education and employment MORE THAN EVEN ANY TAMIL IN THIS FORUM who haven’t bothered to write a single word on behalf of Tamils in need, making SIMILAR demands.
        .
        Don’t take this matter on Sinhalese who were resettled in Weli Oya. IT’S NOT FAIR. Sinhalese have every right to receive State benefits.

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          Champa
          Of course Sinhalese have every right to state benefits. For purposes of Reconciliation and Equal rights should not the state have resettled other communities as well in Weli Oya on a fair basis. Just a thought.

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            Steve

            ” Of course Sinhalese have every right to state benefits.”

            Yes I agree.
            However Sinhala/Buddhist vote for eight measures of free rice imported from moon.

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      Yes every citizen has a right to live and work anywhere but the state does not have any right ethnically cleanse people and steal their lands then use all the resources of the state and the armed forces/police to settle other citizens belonging to the majority ethnicity on these ethnically cleansed lands, under guise of development and other excuses , like we found ancient Buddhist artifacts, that again were all deliberately planted there by the state, to deliberately change the demography and make the Tamils a minority in their own lands. Even the forest reserves and public lands in the NE. are for the betterment and utilisation for the local Tamil population and not for out of area Sinhalese. Just like they are in the Sinhalese south. If Sinhalese want to live and work in Tamil areas, they are welcome but will have to come there under own volition and use their own funds to live there, purchase lands and homes , just like the Tamils and Tamil Muslims do in the south. Sinhalese being deprived of equal rights! Don’t make me laugh. It is Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist like you who are trying to deprive the non Sinhalese in the island of any rights and make them slaves in their own land by using the state and the armed forces, to steal everything from them. Sadly these so called Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists make up the vast majority of the present day Sinhalese. This is why the country cannot develop or reconcile and progress , as they do not want this.

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      The point is state-sponsored resettlement. You deciding to relocate to the Northern province on your own volition is not an issue. I can use my own money to buy an apartment in Jaffna. In fact, there are some quite good apartments coming up for very low prices when compared to the South. That is not the issue. The issue is when the state gets involved.

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      Fake patriot Champa,
      More racist garbage from you? Please explain why Tamils are not helped to settle in all that empty land in Hambantota?
      ” Every citizen in this country has a right to live and work anywhere he/she wants.” Yes, when they do it by themselves, not when one particular community is planted by the govt. Why do they not put displaced up-country Tamils in Mullaitivu?

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        Meenachchi
        You say; “Why do they not put displaced up-country Tamils in Mullaitivu?”
        All displaced up-country Tamils should be sent back to India and the Sri Lankan government should stop forthwith issuing any more citizenship to Indian Tamils who are India’s baggage who deserved to receive Indian citizenship.
        In 2020, somehow we should have Sinhalese MPs from the North.

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          Ignorant Champa,
          “All displaced up-country Tamils should be sent back to India and the Sri Lankan government should stop forthwith issuing any more citizenship”
          Don’t you know that ALL up-country Tamils are citizens of SL from 1987?
          If they can be sent back, you can be sent too.
          I know of course that all fake patriots are as ignorant as you.

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      Champa dont be a baby u must know what is state sponsorex colonisation. untill this stops Tamils have to agitate

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      Champa

      How dare Tamils put restrictions on Sinhalese and deprive them from enjoying equal rights?

      Tamil community displaced in 1984 have been redistributed to the colonizing Sinhala families. There is no single Tamil family benefited through the Mahaweli programme in the region.

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        rbh
        Why should they? According to the ethnic ratio, it is 75:11. What do you expect?
        Sinhalese should re-settled in the North and East according to the ethnic ratio. Lands in the North and East belonging to Sinhalese post colonial era should be returned to Sinhalese and those who were chased by LTTE should also be re-settled in the North.

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        rbh, look at the Mahaweli scheme map and look at the census reports and then comment

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      Aiyo Champa ..(sigh)

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      Champa on the same token, every Tamil in the world has a right to live and work anywhere he/she wants, now that it is proved geologically and archaeologically that Sri Lanka was once part of ancient Tamil homeland of Kumarikandam. How dare Sinhalese put restrictions on Tamils from not only settling but also visiting Sri Lanka. Deportation of one million Tamils to India is the worst example of ethnic cleansing after Jewish expulsion from Europe and worse than expulsion of Rohigyas from Burma. If you want to ensure equal rights pass legislation to that effect, and because Sinhalese want to practice racial discrimination that they are hesitant to pass it.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

        There is no solid evidence to support your claim that there existed Kumarikandam.

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          NV do not be in a hurry, in future it will be proved conclusively. Now the first evidence has emerged thanks to NASA. Unfortunately India controlled by north Indian racists are not interested in that. You cannot hide the truth for ever. There is no connection of Negroid races living in as far countries as Andaman, Peninsular Malaysia and Papua New guinea, if not for a land connection between Africa and these parts. Unlike Polynesians who migrated to America across pacific by rafts made of papyrus (Proved by Kon-Tiki expedition of Prof. Thor Hyderdahl) negroid races walked their way and never knew to make boats.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

            “. Now the first evidence has emerged thanks to NASA. “

            The present day island of Sri Lanka was part of Indian sub-continent and the separation occurred about 7000 to 8000 years ago. The NASA satellite picture shows the remanent of the link between India and Sri Lanka.

            Please cite your geological evidence to support your claim.
            In the meantime please refer to
            Half-baked truths make Kumari Kandam a subject of puzzle
            19th June 2016
            By Nirupama Viswanathan
            Indian Express
            http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/
            chennai/2016/jun/19/Half-baked-truths
            -make-Kumari-Kandam-a-subject-of-puzzle-941879.html

            According to some ignorant Tamil Nationalists on both sides of the strait the first ape spoke Tamil and practiced Tamil Saivam.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
        Hooooooo…… “Sri Lanka was once part of ancient Tamil homeland, Tamil homeland Kumarikandam????”
        Kumarikkantam is only a MYTHICAL continent that had connected Tamil Nadu with Madagascar and then the African Continent from the west and Australia from the east which believed to have 49 countries. It is only a hypothetical landmass.
        A geologist named Philip Sclater had first proposed that there could have been a landmass connecting Africa, India and Australia based on his discovery of similar fossils in all 3 places. He had called this a land-bridge.
        The common belief is that it may have submerged in the Indian Ocean. Anyways, what I cannot believe is how could this huge continent with 49 countries sunk in the Indian Ocean which is only 4 or 5 kms deep?
        There are no geological and archaeological evidence to prove that Sri Lanka was a part of your Kumari Nadu.
        Your Sangam poet says Pandyan King’s land was swept away by ‘kadal vovaal’, which means ocean waves, right? It’s like, tsunami type huge waves had come and covered his land making it disappear. This I believe is possible, as it talks about a lost city somewhere in the Indian Ocean, probably the west side, connected to Tamil Nadu. It has submerged in the sea and disappeared completely.
        Sri Lanka cannot be a part the Kumarikkantam or the Pandyan King’s lost city as Sri Lanka had been first colonized by a hunter and a farmer called Balangoda Manawaya (Homo Sapiens balangodensis), some 35,000 years ago who had even developed Horton Plains by growing oats, barley and rice according to UNESCO’s inscription of our heritage list.

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          What was B Manawaya’s ID number, Champa dear? How could he have been a hunter and a farmer at the same time?

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          Champa: “Kumarikkantam is only a MYTHICAL continent..”

          Champa : you have one rule that everything Tamil is myths and anything and everything Sinhala claims is fact…

          hmmmm heads you win tails I lose phenomenon

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      Why not those who have large houses should accommodate the have not. AFTER ALL THE HOSES ARE BUILT IN THE LAND OF SRI LANKA and those who have no place to live should be found places. Not even in Sri lanka, even in other parts of the world where there are enough unoccupied lands. Why restrict with passports and visas. After all the world is one and none can call it their own.

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    This is the logical outcome of claiming all land as part of Sri Lanka while not treating all people as Sri Lankans.
    .

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      Not treating all people as Sri Lankans? How different is the state’s treatment to people in north as against people in south?
      Hasn’t Sri Lankan government settled people belonging to all ethnicities under Mahaweli programme? Are you saying only Tamils should be settled?

      I am against settling Sinhala people in North, but their migration to North should be encouraged. If any settlement takes place Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims all should be settled.

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    Mullative Tamils own 2000 Acres of Land…..WOW…
    Only Macwoods own that sort of Acreage in the South…..
    There must be some massive imbalance in Land Ownership in Lankawe..

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      “Moda Mee Harakek Muu, Anna arehe Paththakata wela hitapan” – Mahinda Rajapaksha – Rajapaksha Nikaya, Madamulana Chapter, Kieth Noyar/CID Jathakaya, Kunuharupa Katha Wasthuwa-

      Sumane, Machan one day you will get the same treatment as Udith Lokubandara got. but for you it will be worse I am sure.

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      “Moda Mee Harakek Muu, Anna Arehe Paththakata wela hitapan” – Mahinda Rajapaksha, Rajapaksha Nikaya, Madamulana Chapter, Kieth Noyar/ CID Jathakaya, Kunuharupa Katha Wasthuwa.

      Machan Sumane, This is how Mahinda Rajapaksha treated his secretory, Udith Lokubandara. One day you will also get the same treatment from him. You may change your track like Dayan Jayatilaka.

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      Sumane. do you know that Manal Aru (weli oya) land was given on a recurring 99 year lease to 14 or Tamils around 1965, those 14 owned more than 1000 acres each. I bet they employed Indian Tails as indentured labour, in ’84 the government cancelled those leases and brought the Indian Tamils back to the hill country, I suspect this protest has nothing to do with landless Tamils, it is a ploy to use them by the landowning Vellalas in a land grab.

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        Wanni,
        You sound very logical mate….
        2000 Acres is a bloody heck of a mass of land, And Dr Ranil will still have to give another 12.000 Acres to Mr Sambandan…
        Our non UNP inhabitants are facing a tough task ,considering that 15-16 Million have only 2/3 of the 25000 Square Miles to Survive, Live and Procreate to keep the Mahavamsa flag flying…….

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Wanni, You sound very logical mate….”

          Because for all your fellow racists, bigots, stupids , 1 + 1 = 3

          Carry On Dick
          Carry On Regardless

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    The news is that one old mother screamed bring back Prabaharan.

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      oh bring back,oh bring back,oh bring back my prabha to me,to me.
      i tried making beer in the bathtub
      i tried making synthetic gin
      i tried making toddy with a gun
      now look at the shape iam in
      oh bring back ,oh bring back oh bring back my prabha to me,to me

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        shankar

        “oh bring back,oh bring back,oh bring back my prabha to me,to me.”

        Are you sure?
        What happened to your admiration and deep, deep, deep love for the corpse tossing Black and Decker?

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    If any land belonging to any body is taken over for any purpose by the Government full monetory compensation at MARKET VALUE should be paid or alternative land made available, the choice being given to the owner. Full stop. There is no question of returning the same land.

    Soma

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      Somass we know that you are Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist. So posting racist garbage here. These Tamils want their land back and what is the problem in returning these lands back to them , instead of settling Sinhalese from the south. These Sinhalese can be settled in alternate lands in their own areas and not transported and settled on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands to deliberately change the demography of the Tamil majority north like what was done in the east. Well we will chase you out of your house and provide you monetary compensation ( that will be decided by Sinhalese government servants, basically peanuts) and then will give you alternate land in some godforsaken place. The government is using the armed forces and its machinery to confiscate fertile and productive Tamil lands from its legal owners and distributing them to Sinhalese from the south, who are failures and heavily subsiding them to live a nice life there, whilst the original Tamil owners remain landless or given land in some useless unfertile land in some godforsaken place. May be this should be done to your family, as you are promoting forcibly ethnic cleansing.

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        Rohan
        “…that will be decided by Sinhalese government servants, basically peanuts..”
        I said in big letters “MARKET VALUE”, didn’t I?
        You say I am a Sinhala Buddhist Facist. I am the only Sinhalese on this column openly supportive of a separate Homeland for all Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival, scattered across the island) while emphasizing that Tamils must be given the choice between a separate Homeland OR the right to live anywhere. I am only protesting against the Homeland AND the right to live anywhere which is stinking hypocrisy on the part of Tamils, a crafty game plan and immediately will lead to a Rohingya like situation. I never fail to entreat them to choose the option of the right to live anywhere.

        Soma

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          Soma if there is no separate Tamil home land, then here is no separate Sinhala homeland. This land was once part of Tamil homeland of Kumarikandam and any Tamil in the world has the right to live here. Deportation of Tamils and killing of Tamil fisherman by Navy are acts against this principle. For your information if Tamils are given the choice, they will vote for a separate Homeland rather than right to anywhere under Sinhala rule. Stop threatening about Rohingya situation befalling on Tamils, because if you try, Sinhalese will suffer worst fate.

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            Soma, 100 million Muslims are still living in India despite creating a separate country of Pakistan. There are several Irish still living in UK despite Ireland becoming independent. There are more Chinese living in Malaysia than in Singapore despite secession. In none of these countries no one has been asked to leave the original country to the newly created one. In all these instances the right to choose where to live has been given to these people. Therefore your statement that you are not a racist cannot be accepted as you are emphasising that all Tamils should leave for their separate home land. Secondly however much being told that Tamils of recent Indian origin are different and are not demanding for autonomy, it does not seem to penetrate your bigoted mind.

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      Soma

      There is no question of returning the same land.

      President has since then promised to release all occupied schools and release more lands soon, It is bad to be troubled by a minority, but it is worse to be troubled by a majority. for not returning the same land.

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      Soma, when Sinhala government takes lands from Sinhala people it is for a genuine purpose to the benefit of Sinhala people. But when Sinhala government takes lands from Tamil people it is for ulterior motive to the detriment of Tamil people. This is the truth and reality which racists like you do not want to accept. Install a Tamil government in place to rule Tamil areas and you will see that lands will be taken from Tamils only for economic purposes and not for political motives. This is the reason why Tamils want the Sinhala racist government to get out of their homeland so that they could live with dignity and safety. If you want peace and reconciliation, please come of your Sinhala supremacist mind set and act to ensure justice.

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        Dr. G.S.
        Choose between a separate Homeland OR the right to live anywhere. I will be the happiest if you choose the latter.

        Soma

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          somass

          “Choose between a separate Homeland OR the right to live anywhere. “

          Your fellow racists should choose between a secular democratic island or a 10 square mile Sinhala/Buddhists ghetto in the deep south.
          I will be the happiest if you choose the latter.

          Your lot has been a pain in our neck and a**e for the last hundred or so years. That is the only way we can find peace for the majority of the people. What are you awaiting for? Go.

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    Anti Tamil pogroms in the past, caused a war with severe consequences.
    The president should read Tamil websites too daily, and ask his officers to explain all that is complained about.
    He should remove the Military Regime from the north-east to enable civilian government to function. All lands should be handed back.
    The archaeological department is reportedly “identifying” most ancient Tamil areas as “Sinhala Buddhist” areas without any evidence.
    The president should enable justice in lands allocation.
    He should be President of all races in the country, not only of those who speak Sinhala.

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    MOST TROUBLES WHETHER ILLEGAL LAND SETTLEMENT,FISHING, BUSINESS ARE ALL CREATED BY MAHINDA SUPPORTERS IN SRI LANKAN FORCES AND GOVERNMENT SERVANTS WHO ARE SINGLESE WORKING IN TAMIL AREAS AND SOME TAMIL AND MUSLIM OFFICERS DOING IT FOR MONEY. MY 3 AND RANIL NEVER RECEIVE CORRECT NEWS. EVERY THING IS DONE TO DISCREDIT THE RULING PARTY AMONG TAMILS AND MAKE TNA TO LOOSE HIS VOTE BASE BECAUSE THEY MADE A MISTAKE BY TRUSTING CHANDIRIKA-RANIL-MY3 -USA-INDIA.AT THE END TNA WILL BE REST IN PEACE AT THIS RATE

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    Tamils have a problem in Northen and Eastyern Sri lanka. I heard, near the Kumbiyangala Monastry, there was a sinhala rural village called something like Samaradivakarapura and because if the LTTE terrorist activity recently, muslims were occupied. then Tamils came hand had said that it was their ancient village and leave the village. Now Tamils have labelled it as Samradivakarapuram and all the villagers are Tamils. Sinhala people says we developed it to the international level because there was a monastry and then LTTE came and chased us away.

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      Dimwit:
      “I heard ……”
      You seem to be hearing many things and often. Friendly advice: see a psychiatrist.

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      JD
      It is the same story with many places.
      Tamils think adding an “m” or “ai” at the end of Sinhalese names of villages make them the original inhabitants.
      All the Tamil villages with “m” or “ai” at the end were originally Sinhalese villages.

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    I have already stated many times on various threads in this forum , about the what the racist occupying Sinhalese army and police are up to in the Tamil North and East. Nothing else but to deliberately create lawlessness , through groups like AVA and others, flood the Tamil areas with drugs, just like what the British did to the Chinese in the 1800s and early 1900s and get the Tamil youth addicted to drugs, deny the Tamil people any sort of livelihood by confiscating most of their fertile and productive lands and farms and engaging in agricultural activities themselves, or settling out of area Sinhalese on these lands. Tamil fishermen are not allowed to fish but hundreds of Sinhalese fishermen from the south have been allowed to enter north and east and fish and if Tamil fishermen protest, these Sinhalese fishermen with the help of Sinhalese government officials who have now flooded the north and east , armed forces and police attack and burn the boats nets and belongings of the Tamil fishermen, like what recently happened in Mullaitivu. Tamils are not allowed to start any sort of self employment or business , as the armed forces and Sinhalese from south are doing this. This is one the reasons crime and drug problems are so rife now in the north and east , as the Tamils are barred from doing anything , but remain unemployed or do menial work for the army and the Sinhalese immigrants flooding in with the government’s blessing. Buddhist temples and Buddha statues are cropping up everywhere , even on the sites of Hindu temples and shrines. There is money found for large scale Sinhalisation under various guises and to build Buddhist temples and Buddah statues but no money to settle the destitute Tamils in their own lands or renovate Hindu temples.

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    Dear Author and all Participants,
    Why do Tamils treat themselves as slaves of the majority. Even with the UN and the International community taking the Government of Sri Lanka to task for war crimes and the disappeared, the Tamils did not feel they have a commitment to the war victims and work towards getting their deserving justice. They always supported the Government in vain hope and get manipulated ending up losing their property and lives. This successful manipulation by all the successive Governments from the 40s result in forceful changes in demography began with Galoya development followed with thuggery and violence from South to Colombo and later to the East and the North. It is the perks and manipulation which is commonplace among the ruling elites that silence the Tamil leaders for the Government to continue with the genocide and complete their program.

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      Richard, Tamils will never lose any land. No Sinhalese is going to let any govt steal private land from the Tamils. Be reasonable. Look at the amount of Tamils and Muslims in the island compared to earlier and can we keep almost 50% of the island and 80% of the coastal line reserved for 10% of the population, out of which half live outside? This area is about 1/4th of the size of your homeland Tamilnadu, where the population is 80 million. You people always accuse the Sinhalese of genocide but the Tamils show almost double the growth rate of the Sinhalese in population growth rates since independence. How can anyone accuse the Sinhalese of genociding the Tamils, when the Tamils show such high growth rates?

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        Dear Punchi Point,
        .
        This statement is almost definitely incorrect:
        .
        “. . . the Tamils show almost double the growth rate of the Sinhalese in population growth rates since independence.”
        .
        I’m tired of correcting these inaccuracies. Actual births, I’m not sure, but we have certainly caused large scale emigration. “Ethnic killings” will never be so great as to seriously affect demographics. but where is our sense of morality?

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    contd: Sinhalese government officials who are racist to the core and who have no knowledge of the Tamil language , despite Tamil being an official language and the official language of the north and 90% of the east , are deliberately being transferred to the Tamil areas , to assist with this accelerated Sinhalisation programme . They now together with officials from the so called Archaeological department, whose officials are very well know for their Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist attitudes, are very busy claiming and planting Buddhist artifacts at various strategic areas in the north and east , that have been earmarked by the government for Sinhalisation, even on ancient Saivite Hindu sites and then claiming these areas, as ancient Sinhalese Buddhist sites , that now should be reclaimed by the Sinhalese with the local Tamil Hindu population barred from entering their places of worship or their lands. Strange there is no history of Sinhalese even in their Mahvamsa fable of living in the north or east. Even the Mahavamsa fable that the Sinhalese believe as 100% true and quote just like Jewish extremist quoting the old testament, to justify the dispossession of the Palestinian Arab, has many times stated that the lands to north and east of the island are Tamil lands ruled by Tamil kings and chiefs. Strange despite all this and the ancient prehistoric Tamil Saivite Hindu heritage of the North and East , the archeological department that is run by Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists , does not find anything Tamil or Saivite but only Buddhist artifacts, that they themselves have planted there to distort history. Every one knows, that even the few ancient Buddhist ruins found in the north and east are not Sinhalese but Tamil , as many Tamils also converted to Buddhism, but later during the 12 TH century reconverted back to Hinduism , just like the most of the population in India and Buddhism died of in the Tamil areas , just like in India.

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    If the Sirisena-Ranil Govt is one of all the people – not of the Sinhalese alone – the
    desperate voice of these people as pleaded in this mass appeal must be heeded toin all its seriousness. If the benefit of Mahaweli waters are also shared by the Tamils in the NEP this will serve the cause of reconciliation. Sinha;a fishermen from outside areas, with established criminal records, brought in for the singular purpose to colonise Tamil areas through terrorism and intimidation is an old story. The unfortunate tragedy of Dollar-Kent Farms was as a result of that. It can occur again.

    The feelings of an entire suffering people should not be ignored – particularly when their livelihoods and future are concerned.

    Mr. Sirisena has a difficult choice. Being a Sinhala Nationalist and of a background where desperate water for irrigation is something he is familiar with one hopes he will handle the matter in a magnanimous and statesman-like manner.

    R. Varathan

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    Sinhale was invaded by four foreign groups: Dravidians (Tamil +) from Hindusthan, Portuguese, Dutch and British. Barbaric Dravidian invaders burnt down Sinhala villages, massacred Sinhala people, destroyed the irrigation systems so that Sinhala people cannot grow paddy, destroyed temples and killed monks and colonized northern part of the country and ruled for short periods. Because of the arrival of western invaders, Sinhalayo had to divert their attention to fight with them. Dravidians took advantage of that and expanded their settlements in the northern part. Western colonial parasites brought more Dravidians from Hindusthan as slaves and settled in the north. So it was Dravidians who colonized land in Sinhale.
    In 1930s British renovated few irrigation systems in the north and wanted to settle Demalu but Demalu who were scared of malaria refused to come. But Sinhalayo took the challenge and developed the area. D.S. Senanayake continued with the program started by British and developed irrigation systems to ensure food supply. B.H.Farmer, a British who was brain washed by Demala academics used the term ‘colonization schemes’ instead of ‘settlement schemes’ in his book. Sinhalayo do not have to colonize their own land. The idea that Sinhalayo are colonizing Demala land is sheer BS!
    When British brought Demalu to Colombo they were given State land of Sinhale free. During British rule more and more Demalu moved to Colombo and expanded their settlements.
    Now the descendants of Kallathonis coming to tell Sinhalayo where they can live and where they cannot live. What a joke!

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      The word Sinhala is a corruption of the ancient Tamil word for the island Chingkalam meaning the land of red or copper . The original Sinhalese are largely descended from the Tamil or Semi Tamil Elu speaking Dravidian Yakkas who were lowly boorish peasants and converted to Buddhism on a large scale in the southern parts of the island and gradually corrupted their Tamil dialect with the Pali/Prakrit and Sanskrit of Buddhism and a new language and identity called Sinhala evolved by the 7=8AD. Sinhala is the Pali corruption of one of the ancient Tamil words for the island. Chingkallam. These newly evolved identity just took the ancient Tamil name and Prakritised to Sinhala to identify themselves. In the Naga predomination areas of the north and east the population did not convert to Buddhism or some of them converted and reconverted back to Saiviasm,.therefore they retained their ancient Tamil identity. The Naga were largely the ruling elite, therefore unlike the boorish peasant Yakka, they had no compulsion to convert. The King who converted to Buddhism was a Tamil Naga his father was king Mutta Sivan a pure Tamil name meaning the venerated Lord Siva. All later invasions and migrations from India., again largely from the Tamil country were concentrated on the Sinhalese south and 90% of these invaders and immigrants from South India and other parts of India , assimilated into the Sinhalese identity and not into the Sri Lankan Tamil identity. The Portuguese and the Dutch imported hundreds of thousands of low caste Tamils from South India and settled them in the Sinhalese south and their present Sinhalised descendants now make up 50% of the present Sinhalese population. Very few of them were settled in the Tamil areas. None of the ancient kings in the island ever called themselves Aryan or Sinhalese as they were neither.

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        There may be a good deal of truth in what you say; it certainly sounds more credible than the Mahawamsa myths. What is now necessary are the following:.
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        (a) Adopt a more conciliatory, less malevolent tone
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        (b) Recognise that at this distance in time, little can be said with certainty
        .
        (c) We are neither trained Historians nor Anthropologists. Let us agitate for generous funding for these disciplines so that more acceptable histories of Sri Lanka can be written and taught in all schools. It will be money well spent. Think of the huge savings that will be possible – “Defence Spending” can dwindle to almost nothing. Has anybody calculated how much we lose with each racist pogrom?
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        (d) Test the DNA of every Sri Lankan. Many may initially reject the findings, but gradually the truth will prevail. Cost vs Savings – same as above.
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        No money? Ask those Western Provincial Councillors to sit on the ground. As it is they want imported chairs costing Rs 645,000/= each.
        .
        We must save our country!

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        Sinhala language evolved in Sinhale. It has nothing to do with Tamil language in Hindusthan. Sinhala is closer to Aryan languages spoken in the Northern part of Hindia and recognized as an Aryan language.
        Counting:
        Tamil: Endu, Rendu, Moonu, Naalu
        Hindi: Ek, Do Theen, Char, Paanch
        Sinhala: Eka, Deka, Thuna, Hathara, Paha
        Goebbels reborn as Real Siva Sankaran Sharma is continuing the project started by Chelvanayakam to distort history of Sinhale. Good Luck but you will never succeed.

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          With the mixture of Tamil, Pali and Sanskrit languages, evolved that Sinhala language during 8 A.D. It was not Pali or Sanskrit, but the Tamil language that helped in the formation of the Sinhala alphabets. The alphabets of the Sinhala language are round in shape like the alphabets of the other Dravidian languages. Telugue, Malayalam, Kannadam and proto-Tamil. In the 10th century. Tamils changed the shape of their alphabets to the square shape. According to Dr. C.E. Godakmubara, the Sinhala Grammar Sidathsangarawa was based on the Tamil Grammar Virasolium in the 11th A.D. Rev. S. Gnanapiragasam – “There are more than 4.000 Tamil words in the Sinhala vocabulary. If the Sinhala vocabulary is stripped of all the Tamil words there will be no Sinhala language.”
          Basic words for relationship. Mother Tamil Amma,. Sinhalese ; Amma
          Father ” Tamil : Appa. Appu. Appachchi. Thanthai; Sinhalese: Appachchi ( Kandyan Sinhalese) Thatha ( from Tamil Thatha grand father or older person)
          Older Sister : Tamil: Akka , Sinhalese; Akka
          Older brother; Tamil : Anna Sinhalese Ayya from Tamil Ayya for a respected or older person.
          Younger sister. Tamil: Thangai. Sinhalese Nangi from Tamil Nangai are young woman.
          The list goes on. Sinhalese has a strong Dravidian/Tamil foundation on which a Indo Aryan super structure has been built due to the influence of Buddhism. Take out the Tamil or the local Tamil dialect Elu out of Sinhalese, what is left is not Sinhalese but just Sanskrit and Pali.

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        Real Siva Sankaran Sharma
        “Tamil Elu speaking Dravidian Yakkas”??????
        Machang Real Siva; Yakka or Yaksha is a Sinhala word not Tamil.
        Give me the Tamil word for Yakka and show me any place where that word is mentioned in our history.
        The meaning of Yakka in Bengal or Hindi (Cyclopædia) is a carriage pulled by one horse.
        In Australia Yakka is a name of a hard wood.
        Only in Ceylon Yakka or Yaksha is a name of an ancient clan and later the name of their spirit.

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          The Vaedda dialect as probably did the old Sinhala approaches far closer to Tamil than modern Sinhala in its pronunciation”. (Hugh Neville. p.88.) The Vedda dialect, their spoken language is identical with Elu which was the spoken language of ancient Sri Lanka, which is semi-Tamil; as to the grammatical structure it is essentially Dravidian and simple (Emaneau, M.B 1961). Examples:

          Vedda dialect – meanings in Elu & Tamil
          1.Muruwn in Elu dialect denotes ananku the ancient Indian god Muru.
          2.Moriga arrow in Elu
          3.Muru is a form of ananku, in Elu and Tamil.
          4.Kanta boda hill side.
          5.Kur spike; same as in Tamil
          6.Iyaka, Iya arrow. kanu, vellu in Tamil
          7.Ira :sun ray
          8.Ira pojja : sun. iravi in Tamil.
          9.Neya Yakūn\ kindred spirit, neya is friendly in Tamil
          10.Taraka : star, taraki in Tamil
          11.Kanta: elephant.(mount of Murukan)
          12.Yakas : includes both benevolent and malevolent deities
          13.Appa: father, same as in Tamil
          14.Elam: young, same as in Tamil
          Names of Veddas
          The names Kanta, Vēlan, Valli, were common among the Veddas while the names of other gods in Hindu Pantheon were unknown to them. Whence came these names designating the deity Murukan and his Vedda consort? Not from contact with or contiguity of the surrounding the Non-Vedda people of Ceylon in whose neighborhood they have lived for centuries

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    The area called Weli Oya is a very recent Sinhalese settlement and is built on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands. This area strategically abuts and joins the Tamil north and east, therefore all Sri Lankan governments and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists and establishment want to colonise this ancient strategic Tamil area in the Mullaitivu district. The original Tamil name for this area is Manal Aru ( meaning Sandy River) The Sinhalese name Weli Oya( Sandy River) is a literal translation of the original Tamil name for this region. However what these Sinhalese racists do not know is the so called Sinhalese word Weli Oya is purely derived from Tamil. Sinhalese word Weli( sand or sandy) is derived from the Tamil word Veli meaning an open or open sandy space. Oya( singular), Oyaval (plural): Rivulet, stream, a popular place name suffix (Sinhala): Small river, branch of a river, rivulet (Sinhala); Uyavai: Forest stream in Tamil.

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      in 1984 the JR Jayawardene used this military to ethnically cleanse 18-19 Tamil villages collectively know as Manal Aru in the Mullaitivu area . This area is very strategic as this where the Tamil north meets the Tamil east. Therefore by chasing the Tamils from these regions and settling Sinhalese , they were creating a wedge and breaking the ancient continuity of the Tamil north from the east. The Military was used by the JR government to cleanse this area of all Tamils and settle Sinhalese from the south. This happened long before the LTTE became a powerful force or the war fully fledged. A government deliberately used the military to dispossess , a certain section of the population and chase them away from their legally owned lands on the basis of race and ethnicity . They then settled another section of a population whom they favoured ” Sinhalese ” who had nothing to with this area , again on the basis of race and ethnicity. The Tamils who legally own these lands are still not allowed to return but more and more Sinhalese are being settled on their lands and even surrounding Tamil lands are being earmarked.

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        Real Siva you conveniently forget to mention that most Manal Aru was under 99 year recurrent lease to just 14 Tamils, more than 1000 acres each and they ’employed’ or indentured the Indian Tamils until the lease was revoked.May be Real Sive you had shared of those 1000s of acres.

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    We would like to mention the organizers of this kind of protest that you do no good for your Tamil people as you claimed as such. Land of Sri Lanka is anywhere is not exclusively for a particular race as it is for all Sri Lankans.
    We urge Tamil masses not to get deceived by organizers of this kind of protests as you may not go anywhere or you may not get any benefits either. In the first place, you all shall recognize the fact that Jaffna or Mulathivu or anywhere in the Northern Province is not exclusively for Tamils.
    Howsoever you protest, all Sri Lankans living in Sri Lanka in all places is not going to stop. Very soon, we will discard Thesawalamai law as well. Both situations are discriminating.

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    Is this Wigneshwaran’s response to Sumanthiran for aiding government’s development task force? Can anyone shed more light on this?

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    Depriving the poor,of their livelihood and their birth right to live where one is born is a
    heinous crime that cry to heaven for vengeance. Nation building in Sri Lanka is not artificially increasing Buddhists in areas where other religious adherents have lived perhaps for time immemorial. Buddhist philosophy stands for compassion among other virtues. It is encouraging to hear President’s good intentions. We hope President has not forgotten his position is not due to the support of Buddhists but clearly due to other religious adherents.

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      Wonderful and welcome observations, Henry Fernando.
      .
      The President certainly seems to have good intentions, but they are taking much too long to turn in to actions.

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      Henry Fernando
      What are you saying? “..Artificially increasing Buddhist in areas where other religious adherents have lived….???????”
      Are you tipsy or something? It is the other way. Starting from Nagadeepa and later various our Buddhist ruins in the North and our written history provide ample proof that it was Sinhalese who lived there before Chola, Chera and Pandya invasions taken place chasing Sinhalese from their original lands.
      If the President deprives of Sinhalese and especially Buddhists from their rights, to appease Tamils, we will make sure he doesn’t receive a single Buddhist vote if he contested again. And even if he didn’t contest, all the discrimination caused to Sinhalese Buddhists in the North will be reversed after him.

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    I am against settling Sinhala people in North, but their migration to North should be encouraged. If any settlement takes for development projects place Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims all should be settled.
    When executing the Mahaweli programme, hundreds of Sinhala Villages had to be abandoned. Buddhist temples, villages went under water. Imagine how the Tamils would have reacted if they had to do such a sacrifice. But everyone including Tamils enjoy the fruits of Mahaweli programme, but unwilling to settle Sinhalese who lost their lands due to Mahaweli.

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      sach
      “You are against settling Sinhala people in North?”
      Nobody is “settling” Sinhalese in the North. It is “re-settling.”
      Know the difference.

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    This is like what happened in South Africa. White bastards went their and started telling native black people where they can live and where they cannot live; what they can do and what they cannot do. Nelson Mandela fought to change that situation and give the rightful place for the majority black people. Can we find a Nelson Mandela in Sri Lanka who can protect the rights of the majority. This Government is only concerned about the rights of the minority.

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    Champa

    How dare Tamils put restrictions on Sinhalese and deprive them from enjoying equal rights?

    Tamil community displaced in 1984 have been redistributed to the colonizing Sinhala families. There is no single Tamil family benefited through the Mahaweli programme in the region.

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      rbh
      Why should they? According to the ethnic ratio, it is 75:11. What do you expect?
      Sinhalese should re-settled in the North and East according to the ethnic ratio. Lands in the North and East belonging to Sinhalese post colonial era should be returned to Sinhalese and those who were chased by LTTE should also be re-settled in the North.

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        Champa

        The president has promised them lands jobs. that means they have right to claim the displaced land not separate land.

        Out of 75:11 2000 Tamil population was living in this area ,There is no single Tamil family benefited. Where should the Upcountry plantation Tamils go Must they also go to north. this also colonial era.

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        Champa you are wrong. According to the ethnic ratio it is 70:15. Not Sinhala to Tamil but Tamil to Sinhala. Will Sinhalese allow to settle Tamils from Tamil Nadu in Sri Lanka, so that Sinhalese will become a minority. If not, stop trying to make Tamils a minority in their traditional homeland recognised in Indo-Lanka accord of 1987.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
          You made me laugh with your ratio. :D
          I am not trying to make Tamils a minority. They have been a minority throughout our history.
          JRJ was forced to sign Indo-Lanka Accord to avoid a possible Indian invasion in the North at the time. Actually he was super smart to not to grant land and police powers to Provincial Councils which were introduced to stop killings by LTTE. He used Indian Army to kill LTTE terrorists who were trained and provided with arms to fight with the Sinhalese Army by India itself.

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    First 50 to 50 to deprive Sinhalese rights & told British not to give voting rights to people. Then half of the country & 2/3 of sea. Then without slightest of shame try to grab our heritage. ( They think by twisting names etc to Tamil,everything become Tamil.) Now protest against work of Archaeology Department when it reveals Buddhist heritage. Chased out all Muslims & Sinhalese from North & used utmost terror, killings on Sinhalese & Muslims to chase out them from East. After doing all this, they are shedding crocodile tears saying they are facing genocide. Tamils, understand every action has a reaction. Vigneshwaran ( CM) orders to remove all Sinhala names from name boards in the North. But when the time of Dutch came to North all the village names were in Sinhala. Their maps prove it. eg Walikamam was Waligamo.s

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    Anything else that is derived from Tamil? Oya is from IA Soya its in all the IA languages. Vali is from IA Valuka
     
    https://dsalsrv04.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/app/soas_query.py?qs=srṓtas&searchhws=yes
     
    https://dsalsrv04.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/app/soas_query.py?qs=vālukā&searchhws=yes
     
    Now I have shown with references that these words are NOT derived Tamil words. Why is it that Cololmbo Telegraph who is supposed to be publishing the truth let Siva Sankaran Sarma and others publish the same nonsense etymologies without any references at all? You say that “In journalism truth is a process”. The process is verifiability. Without stuff being verified, there is no process and this process you talk of becomes dead. Please live upto your own standards and this man Siva Sankaran Sarma to stop posting nonsense or give references from reliable sources for his nonsense.

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      Punchi Point with punchi brain and punchi willi

      You surprise me. When did you become the linguist of this forum?
      Are you sure everything come from Indo Aryan language, Nepali and not from -Sinhala? Well if that is the case why don’t you invite Nepali Gurkhas to rule this island.

      Oya: – Rivulet, stream, a popular place name suffix (Sinhala)
      Uyavai: – Forest stream (Tamil, Thivaakaram 5:48, Choodaama’ni 11:160); a creeper in the forests that yield water (Tamil, Changkam Diction, Malaipadukadaam 136); from the root Oy: (verb): moving fast, flowing fast, dragging as in a flow of river (Tamil, Changkam Diction, Akanaanoo’ru 68:17); Oy: To drag along as a flood, launch as a boat, send forth (Tamil, Dravidian Etymological Dictionary 984);

      Are you still sitting on your brain or perhaps Champika Ranawake is.

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    What would happen if Sinhalese also protest not to give Mahaweli waters to the Northerners, stop them from doing all wholesale businesses in Colombo and such other economic activities outside North? These political rascals are creating trouble for the country and the people as their mentors did in the past. Pitty!

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      Lionel

      “What would happen if Sinhalese also protest not to give Mahaweli waters to the Northerners,”

      Good idea.
      Hindians now have surplus water in Kerala, might consider dropping a few buckets of water from their old creaking Antonov An-32 as an urgent relief measure.

      “stop them from doing all wholesale businesses in Colombo and such other economic activities outside North?”

      You do not have to stop them from doing business outside North East. As usual burn down their shops and properties as you have done in 1958, 1977, …………1983. That will teach them a lesson. In the mean time you can also loot some of their valuables and make your wife and children happy.

      Are you planning to divide the country into two?

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      Lionel,
      These people who making a lot of noise are doing so because they thought they were great, went to war and suffered an humiliating defeat. Let them them scream as much as they want but we know who the bosses are. We can settle our people wherever we like, whenever we like, let our our water flow to where it is needed regardless what the losers say. Let the losers scream if they choose to, and go on their Hamburger eating fast-unto-death parties.

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        lal loo

        “These people who making a lot of noise are doing so because they thought they were great, went to war and suffered an humiliating defeat.”

        Of course LTTE was defeated.
        LTTE was defeated by the Hindians.
        Being a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto building racist, it would be by far the unacceptable fact.

        Go find those missing in action, more than 80,000 deserters, invalid, disabled, …………………….. and Ranaviru who demand sexual favours from widows, women and children, and those who made billions out of misery.

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        lal loo

        “Let the losers scream if they choose to, and go on their Hamburger eating fast-unto-death parties.”

        Is that why “Daily Mail and Sun pay out to Tamil hunger striker”-
        https://www.theguardian.com/media/2010/jul/29/
        daily-mail-sun-parameswaran-subramanyam

        Well one does not expect a born liar to lie without being caught out.
        This is the third time you are being caught lying.
        Go find another lie to impress your lousy partner.

        What were you doing when you heard the roar of Mirage 2000?
        Were you hiding behind your grandma, grand daughter, daughter, mum, wife, aunt, ……………………… or were you looking for VP’s fat bum to hide?

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    This is frustrating

    This country belongs to all the Sri Lankans, everybody has a right to live in any part of the country.

    The Tamil homeland concept must be put into dustbin. North cannot be given to Tamils for the mere reason that their population concentrated in that area.

    However, if the said resettlement have been done on racial basis it’s wrong & need reconsidering.

    To find an everlasting remedy for our national crisis; it’s good to make planned resettlement in elsewhere in the country, settle Sinhalese & Muslims in North & bring Jaffna Tamils to live among Sinhala people outside Jaffna.

    India’s intolerable interest in Sri Lankan matters must be condemned & it’s good to make a request to India to accept @ least a portion of Indian estate workers.

    JRJ with a short sighted political interest; to gain support of estate worker to the UNP cancelled Sirima – Shastri pact in late 70s & offered them citizenship.

    We love them. They’re our brothers but they belong to India.

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      Real Revolutionist

      “This country belongs to all the Sri Lankans, everybody has a right to live in any part of the country.”

      Not exactly.
      The country belongs to my people.
      Others are long term leaseholders.
      Extending the period of lease or not revoking it would depend on their good behaviour.

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    We should ask these racit mlechchayas to go jump in the sea. They don’t belong here.

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      Notip Vaddah

      Who is the racist bastard (mlechchaya), a person claims for separate area for Tamils (on racial ground) or a person who promotes living hand in hand irrespective of ethnic differences.

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    Around 1965 Manal Aru Land was leased to 14 Tamil individuals, more than 1000 acres each on a recurrent 99 year lease. That lease was cancelled in 1984. I wont be surprised if these protests were organized by those individuals or descendants.

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    Land alienation for Sinhalese only was begun by D.S.Senanayake born in Botale in the southern province, in the so-called multi purpose Gal Oya scheme where he planted settlers from the south and none from the east.
    Successive governments thereafter followed same policy and now the army has taken over same job of colonisation.
    Lands belonging to Tamils are being parcelled out to the Sinhalese in Northern & Eastern provinces.
    This is robbery by the state.

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      justice
      Lands in the North and East didn’t belong to Tamils. From the beginning of our history all lands were occupied by ancient clans and then Sinhalese. When the North was invaded by Chera, Chola and Pandya, the original inhabitants were killed or they were compelled to leave for other parts of the country due to the unbearable cruelty of Tamil Nadu kings.
      Until the Dutch brought down workers from Tamil Nadu in the 17th Century to work in tobacco fields, all lands in the North and East had belonged to Sinhalese.
      Then later, the rest of the Sinhalese were chased by LTTE from their lands in the North allowing Tamils to occupy them illegally.

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    Get them to listen to some “Sanhindyaa Nona`s” NGO Radio Plays. That`s the best way to solve the problem.

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      ONUR should be banned for its malicious attempt to defame, ridicule, discriminate and humiliate a religion which happened to be the majority religion – Buddhism, in Sri Lanka. Will they be allowed to do this in a Muslim country or a Christian country? Recently, in Muslim- majority Indonesia, a Buddhist woman was sentenced to 18 months’ jail just for asking her neighbourhood mosque to reduce its sound system!!!!

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