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Public Interest Litigation Against Lankan Envoy To India

A case has been filed in the Madras High Court to declare Sri Lankan Envoy to New Delhi Prasad Kariyawasam persona non grata (unwelcome person) for overstepping his limits as a foreign diplomat, the Indian media reports.

The public interest litigation claims Kariyawasam has issued provocative statements in contravention of Article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, India’s The Hindu Newspaper reported earlier today.

Prasad Kariyawasam

Prasad Kariyawasam

The petitioner, L. Lena Kumar, a social activist and the proprietor of Yathumahi Publications based in Tirunelveli district, alleged in his petition that Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam had issued “seditious, inflammatory and provocative statements” which affected the integrity, sovereignty and secular nature of India.

Mr.Kumar stated in his petition that Mr.Kariyawasam had issued a statement on March 19, 2013 claiming that the Sinhalese were descendants of Odiyas and Bengalis and, therefore, they deserve Indian support.

The statement, reported in media, angered the Tamils, whose sentiments were hurt in view of the alleged mass killing of the Tamils in Sri Lanka during the war.

The petitioner claimed that the statement was made intending to “divide and bring fraction in India on the basis of race, ethnicity and region”.

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner was bound by the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961, but Mr.Kariyawasam had transgressed his limits as a foreign diplomat, Mr.Kumar argued.

“The manner in which the Indian government dealt with the “seditious and provocative” statements of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner is highly disturbing. If it is left unchecked, the intervention of foreign diplomats in India’s internal affairs may become inevitable,” the petitioner contended.

The petitioner claimed that he had submitted a representation to the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister on April 25 this year to declare Mr.Kariyawasam a persona non grata, but he got no reply.

Therefore, he filed the public interest litigation.

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    Who is angry?

    Your long barking tells nothing about the connection to Sinhalese and Aryan.

    You are fool and unable tell who are the Ranil and Chandrika?

    first you explain about Herath Mudiyanse. Then you bark the rest.

    Hinduism is not the subject

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      This is a reply to the angry Dravidian called M. Sivananthan who is commenting here.

      You complain of the sinhalese not having Brahmin and Kshathriya castes. I will show you why you are wrong. Brahmin caste is always dissolved wherever Buddhism is the ruling religion. Buddhism says a man is Brahmin by his actions and not by birth. Therefore the Brahmin caste of the sinhalese would have faded away many centuries ago. I would say around 1500-2000 years ago. BUT the Kshathriya caste remained. And it is still there. There were and are many sub-divisions of the Sinhalese Kshathriya caste. But the main remaining one is the “Radala” caste of Kandy which was the last Kshathriya caste that was left standing.

      Sinhalese are PREDOMINANTLY INDO-aryans. Not the blue eyed blonde haired nordic aryans who were hitlers fantasy. INDO-aryans, people like the Yamna people in history who were light brown skinned, had brown eyes and straight hair. You can imagine Greeks for example. The evidence for sinhalese being INDO-aryans is overwhelming. Let me show you.
      72% of Sinhalese have Bengali admixture. Sinhalese is an indo-aryan language. 24.1% and 23% of Sinhalese have y-DNA haplogroup R2a and R1a1 respectively which are considerably high percentages. (which are considered to be associated with indo-european speakers and are found in higher percentages among higher castes among Indo-europeans a.k.a North indians.) Some other researches also show that Sinhalese have R2a y-DNA at 38.5% and R1a at 13%. And even that finding doesn’t contradict the claim because haplogroup R and its subclades (R1a and R2a) are considered to be the y-DNA haplogroups of the 1st INDO-aryans. And these Haplogroups are found in higher castes all over India. Mostly in North India. y-DNA haplogroup H which is considered to be an original Dravidian and Tribal Y-DNA is low among sinhalese. Around 10% or less.

      In 2008 a study looked at SLC24A5 polymorphism which accounts for 25-40% of the skin complexion difference between Europeans and Africans and up to 30% of skin colour variation in South Asians. The study found that the rs1426654 SNP of SLC24A5, which is fixed in European populations and found more commonly in light skinned individuals than dark skinned individuals (49% compared to 10%), has a frequency of 50-55% in the Sinhalese and 25-30% in Sri Lankan tamils. This allele could have arisen in the Sinhalese due to strong North East Asian genetic admixture, further migration from North India or strong selection factors. BUT around 15-20% of Sinhalese have Tamil genetic admixture. This Tamil genetic contribution is higher in coastal areas due to the Sinhalised tamil caste called Karaiyyar who live as fishermen. This is one of the main reasons for Sinhalese who are not from the central sinhalese areas to look more tamil. The sinhalese from the central areas are less mixed and have the pure sinhalese look. I myself look more tamil than sinhalese due to my origins being from coastal sinhalese. Therefore I believe that I may have tamil genetic admixture. ALL SINHALESE ARE NOT INDO-ARYAN. BUT THE MAJORITY OF SINHALESE ARE IF THEY ARE UNMIXED UNLIKE ME. End of story. So let’s try to live as humans in peace :)

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    Did Himmler read the Gita and was an expert on Vedas? Yes. Proof provided. Are the Sinhalese identified as Aryan and part of the Aryan invasion (in fact the last part when Aryans under Prince Viajaya subjugated Lanka? Yes, proof provided. Read the Prof. Uthaya Naidu’s book. Do Sinhalese have names that are a mix of South Indian, Portuguese, other? Yes, and the pathetic Dravidian wants to use this to show that Sinhala people have no Aryan antecedents. Did I use one piece of invective, slander, to present facts to the reader? No, civility was maintained at all times. The unbiased reader should now know why the North Indian Aryans and most Brahmins of both North and the South view the Dravidian as a parasite, angry, harbouring a historical vendetta against all things Aryan. They are sadly incorrigible and just like VP ended on the Nadikadal lagoon with a bullet to his head, the Dravidian ultimately loses. My advice to the Dravidian is, if you at least believe in reincarnation, gather some better karma and hope for a better birth in future. You are doomed in this birth to a very sad life.

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    hello Sambar.
    You or Sinhalese have nothing to claim the the connection with North Indians. Sinhala caste system never have Kshatriya castes.

    Then what the hell you have to claim with vijaya?

    You are ducking and running away on the matter of Ranil and Chandrika.

    You have no clues about Bengalis who never claim they are Aryans.

    So, your bengali stories have no value to connect with Sinhalese!

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    Jay Chambers is an half baked moron trying re write history , Way to go Sivanathan you talk a lot of sense.

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    Haha, truth really hurts the Dravidian. All he has is to hurl disjointed utterings, nothing with any independent validation. The truth deeply damages him and the other Dravidians who join him. But the silent unbiased reader is receiving the truth. The Sinhalese should frame and keep my facts in their houses on prominent display and know the truth behind the Dravidian movement. Sinhalese your enemy is not the upper caste Brahmin, Tamil speakers such as Subramaniam Swami, your enemy is the Dravidian. In fact, Swami and his people’s future hangs in balance, because Tamil Nadu is overrun by the Dravidians, and the Sinhalese should form a joint coalition firstly with their Bengali cousins, then with non-Dravidian India, including the TamBrams (Tamil Brahmins)to fight back and stop Dravidistan.

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    And here is an extract from a blog (soc.culture.indian) which shows how the Dravidian feels about even a moderate approach by a Brahmin to build bridges between different groups in India. Just like Sivananthan these Dravidians are livid about even the smallest accommodation by a Brahmin of non-Dravidian people. Read: “Jayalalitha to make Hindi speech in UP
    Saturday, April 07, 2007

    New Delhi: In a “revolution” of sorts, former Tamil Nadu chief
    minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa will address a rally in Uttar Pradesh in
    Hindi on Sunday to become the first top Tamil Nadu leader to bridge
    the north-south language divide.

    end quote.

    Its find and dandy, but

    (1) Which Hindian politician has made a speech in Tamil ?

    (2) Which Hindian politician has even tried to pronounce Tamil names
    and place-names correctly ? Tamil Nadu is more alien to Hindians than
    Pakistan which which they share language,culture,cuisine,music,history
    etc.

    (3) Why is creeping Hindi imposition continuing, although even
    peasants in North India want English for economic advancement ?

    This “fair-skinned” Brahmani pig is an unreconstructed fascist
    (basically a Tamil female version of Lallu Yadav) – but such is the
    utter, foolish cravenness of Tamil Nadu Tamils that their only choice
    is between the syphillitic Doctor Kalaignar and this obscenity of a
    woman.

    If Tamils want to be slaves held in contempt – then Doctor Kalaignar
    and this fat Brahmani woman would oblige them – but if Tamils want
    dignity and pride – then their brethren in Tamileelam have already
    shown the way.

    But the horrifically poisonous Tamil Brahmins (STILL a powerful
    treasonous minority ensconced in Tamil Nadu working steadily against
    Tamil intrests while screaming ‘discrimination’) need to be forced to
    explicitly declare the alliance with Hindians in their joint project
    to exterminate the Tamil language and culture.

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    You go and tell Sinhalese are ARYANS and want a coalition to any bengali, he will kick your ass till you fart and die!

    You are a donkey and unable to explain the following:
    HERATH MUDIYANSELAGES…
    RANIL AND CHANDRIKA..

    Tennakones
    Weerakones
    Kodipulis
    Singam pulis
    vellap puli

    Sinhalese have no Kshatriyas or Brahmins. So, they belong to other LOW castes. So, your ARYAN claims are now reached the garbage dump. Farting on Tamil nadu politicos never make you any other Sinhalese an ARYAN. Sinhalese are all LOW castes and have nothing with the HIGH CASTE HINDUS.

    ARYAN – Leave the HITLER theories.

    Aryan- Hindus call only Brahmans and Kshatriyas as ARYANS and not the low castes.

    Tamil and Sinhala are languages and the speakers have nothing to claim one is superior to the other.

    Sinhala is well connected to Malayalam than other S/Indian languages.

    Problem of this SAMBAR: He dont know any Indian languages!

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    The Dravidian gesticulates, hurls abuse, dodges the impeccable facts presented with clear, precise, third party validation and keeps on harping about Names. Yes, the Sinhalese, unlike the North Indian Aryans, have been quick to adopt names, since the Polonnaruwa period, continuing through the Western colonial periods, leading to some names of Portuguese origin, obvious English and other Western origins. They have also adopted some long winded South Indian style naming methods leading to people with a total exceeding 5 names per person. This also includes the clan names (so called “ge” names).

    None of that take away the North Indian Aryan origin of the Sinhalese. That is why the Tamil Brahmins are prepared to offer a seat (in fact to even let the upper crust Sinhalese sit at same stature) to the Sinhalese.

    The Aryan origin of the Sinhalese is very clear and their Bengali connections are coming to the mainstream and hence the reason for the extreme Dravidian anger towards the Lankan envoy Kariyawasam for bringing this lesser known fact to light which is how this article is being debated by us in the first place. To the unbiased reader new to this forum and new to the facts I suggest he reads the article by Madhuparna Das on Indian Express (go to indianexpress.com of March 11, 2012). The Sinhala-Bengali connection is very strongly heralded now in modern Bengal. And the newly established Vijaya Singha Foundation should send a chill down the spines of the Dravidian. Once the modern, increasing prosperous West Bengal reconnects with its Aryan cousins in Sinhale (even today Lanka is known as Sinhale in Bengal) that would give massive clout to the Sinhalese for representation is Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. Here is an extract from the above newspaper article:

    From Singur to Sinhala: He is professionally state agriculture minister Rabindranath Bhattacharya’s “confidential” secretary and remained his devoted follower when the latter spearheaded the Singur land movement.

    While being an intricate part of the movement, Bhaktiprasad Adhikari has brought national attention to Singur when he went

    on to discover the royal legacy of the small Hooghly village and the deep historical significance attached to it.

    Adhikari’s book “Singur Theke Singhal (Banglar Bismrita Adhyay)” [From Singur to Sinhala-A forgotten chapter of the history of Bengal] has articles on Vijaya, the founder of Sri Lanka (Sinhala).

    In his urge to revive the cultural relations between Singur and Sri Lanka, Adhikari founded Vijay Singha Foundation that organises cultural meetings with both the ministers of West Bengal and higher officials of Sri Lanka.

    In connection with the present political equation and the friendly relations between Sri Lanka and India, this book appears to be a very important contribution in the traditional intercourse between the two countries and calls for further research in this area.

    Adhikari’s quest started in his childhood when he would be curious as to why every village’s name in Singur block has ‘Pur’ or ‘Nagar’ as suffix. He started collecting old articles, pages from history, poems, stories — in short, wherever he saw the mention of the royal legacy of Sri Lanka. He was much inspired when he found out that several historic articles were excavated from Singur.

    The author’s main theme is the popular belief that Vijay Singha of Sinhapur — later changed to Singur — went to Sri Lanka and founded a dynasty there and named the country as Singhal (Sinhala) after the place of his own birthplace in Bengal.

    In his book, with a highly researched reference work, Adhikari has established this fact. The author also highlights the fact inter alia that, there is still a village in Singur called “Singhalpatan” (or Sinhala Patan, Patan/Pattan meaning a city), which was the capital of Singhapur from where Vijay Singha went to Sri Lanka.

    It is interesting to note here that, it is in Singur of today that the basis of political change in West Bengal was laid finally leading to a mass movement resulting in the end of the uninterrupted 34-year- rule of the Communist Party Of India-Marxist.

    Singur has, thus, become a catchword for “change” in the political context and, given the historical connection between Bengal and Sri Lanka, it also signifies a very important link in international relations

    While asked what attracted him to the Singur movement as he did not have any land to lose in Singur, Adhikari said, “Since my childhood, I have always been inquisitive to know about the history of Singur. I m born and brought up here. I read a lot on Singur. And I always imagined Singur to be a centre of culture and agriculture. But the Left Front government sold our land to the an industrialist, who was about to destroy its culture and its tradition. This sense of insecurity to lose the tradition of my native land was very painful and this pain dragged me to Singur movement.”

    During the Singur movement, Adkhikari was assigned the responsibility to highlight the Singur movement nationally and internationally.

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    Also check the article on “The Telegraph” (www.telegraphindia.com) of March 29 2013. Its titled “Lanka Plays Bengal Card”. The most important thing in this article is however, the statement by the South Indian Brahmin historian T.K.V. Subramanian who agrees that Prince Vijaya Singha was the Bengali founder of Sinhale (today Sri Lanka). Obviously the Dravidians fanatics like Vaiko (and in just a moment the Dravidian Sivanantha) are livid and hurling abuse. Unbiased reader, please read on my extracts below:
    Chennai, March 28: A claim by the Sri Lankan envoy that the Sinhalese are descendants of Odias and Bengalis and therefore deserve Indian support has angered Tamil Nadu groups who have accused him of trying to divide Indians and sought his expulsion.

    “Today, India seems to be concerned only about the 12 per cent Tamil population in Sri Lanka who share ethnic links with Tamil Nadu. But Sinhalese too have similar but ancient links with Odisha and north India,” Prasad Kariyawasam, the Sri Lanka high commissioner to India, has said in a statement.

    “It is believed that 75 per cent of the Sinhala race in Sri Lanka originated from in and around Kalinga (modern-day Odisha). Therefore, the people in Odisha and Bengal consider the Sinhala population in Sri Lanka as having its origins in India. The strong links that existed were torn asunder by Moghul and British invasion.”

    Kariyawasam’s statement came in response to the prolonged protests in Tamil Nadu against Colombo’s alleged war crimes against Lankan Tamils.

    According to the Mahavamsa, an ancient chronicle of Sri Lanka’s kings written in Pali, a king from Singhapur in Rarh (southwest Bengal) named Vijaya sailed on eight ships to Sri Lanka with 700 of his people in 543 BC and established the kingdom of Sinhala. Legend describes the Sinhalese as descendants of Vijaya and his people, who would have lived in parts of today’s East Midnapore, close to Odisha.

    Some scholars believe that today’s Singur — which changed Bengal’s political climate a few years ago — is where Singhapur was located and that Singur derives its name from that ancient town. The Mahavamsa mentions another town in Rarh called Banganagar.

    In a quirk of history, Mamata Banerjee, who owes her electoral triumph to her Singur agitation, has been the first non-ally to openly offer support to the Centre’s by and large pro-Colombo foreign policy while expressing sympathies for the Tamils.

    Bhaktiprasad Adhikari, who was an aide to former Bengal agriculture minister and Trinamul member Rabindranath Bhattacharya, has written a book, Singur Theke Singhal — Banglar Bismrita Adhyay (From Singur to Sinhala — A Forgotten Chapter of Bengal), which has articles on Vijaya. In Vijaya’s days, the people of Bengal had a reputation for seafaring and, according to legend, the Saraswati river flowed through the Singhapur area.

    While some scholars feel that the Bengal-Odisha-Sri Lanka link is little more than folklore, some others said not all of it might be wrong.

    “What the high commissioner has said may be possible,” said T.K.V. Subramanian, historian and former Delhi University teacher.

    “Buddhism spread in eastern India during the period (third-century BC) of emperor Ashoka. There is a theory that Buddhism spread to Sri Lanka skipping Tamil Nadu. This suggests that people from the eastern coast would have gone to Sri Lanka.”

    Kariyawasam’s statement said: “In addition to ethnic links with Kalinga, the Sinhalese speak and write an Indo-Aryan language based on Sanskrit which is linked to Hindi, Odia and Bengali. India must be concerned about the rights of the Sinhalese too and must not allow Sinhala leaders to be isolated in India.”

    Historian P.S. Dwivedi, former head of history at St Stephen’s College, confirmed that the Sinhala language belonged to the Indo-Aryan family. “Going by the language, there is a likelihood that the Sinhalese would have migrated from India. But I have no information that they were originally from Odisha and Bengal,” he said.

    Gaganendranath Dash, former head of linguistics at Barhampur University, Odisha, said there were similarities between the Sinhala and Odia languages. He pointed out that Pali, in which Mahavamsa was written, was prevalent in the eastern parts of ancient India.

    Indeed Ashoka of Magadha, also in eastern India, provides another Lanka-Odisha link. It was his bloody conquest of Kalinga that drove him to remorse and to Buddhism, whose message he spread to the island nation.

    The Cambridge History of India says Ashoka sent Buddhist missionaries, including his son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra, to convert the Lankans.

    Kariyawasam’s statement said: “Tamil separatism and Tamil nationalism in Tamil Nadu is a concern for Sri Lanka, which cannot be allowed to be divided on ethnic lines. And India must allay the fears of the Sinhalese. The violent separatism that affected Sri Lanka for three decades was defeated by the government of President Rajapaksa. He must be congratulated since he eliminated a Tamil terrorist group, LTTE, that had killed former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.”

    Tamil groups view the statement as an attempt to rally the support of non-Tamils in India at a time Tamil Nadu politicians are united in trying to isolate Sri Lanka.

    On Wednesday, the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution asking New Delhi not to describe Sri Lanka as a friendly country and demanding a referendum among Tamils in Sri Lanka and other countries about the establishment of a Tamil Eelam (homeland).

    Tamil Nationalist Front leader P. Nedumaran accused Kariyawasam of a brazen effort to divide Indians, who he said were united in their anger against Colombo’s war crimes against Tamils.

    “That the high commissioner has sent this email only to the chief ministers of north Indian states and journalists in Delhi proves his intent to cause fissures in India,” Nedumaran said in a statement. “Since this is against all diplomatic norms, he must be expelled at once.”

    MDMK leader Vaiko alleged that Kariyawasam “has tried to instigate the people of north India, Odisha and Bengal” with “concocted, unbelievable stories”.

    Vaiko has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the high commissioner “has blatantly violated his diplomatic immunity, crossed his legal limits and circulated the most atrocious narrative to pour venom into the minds of” north Indians and “instigate them against not only Eelam Tamils but also the people of Tamil Nadu”.

    He has demanded that Kariyawasam be prosecuted for sedition under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.

    ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY BASANT KUMAR MOHANTY AND SAMBIT SAHA

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    Ado modaya Sambar!
    Tell us about Herath Mudiyanse!
    Further many bullshits were written by others. Who cares them!

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    Dear reader, as you can see the Dravidian is reduced to pathetic name-calling and incoherent utterings. Given this situation at this time I am closing this out so that the Dravidian rustic can go back to its own place under the boots of the Brahmin. To the Sinhalese, one parting remark: your next challenge is with the militant Moslem. Use your legends of Mahavamsa wisely, and face that challenge quickly. Tomorrow may be too late. Use lethal force immediately and wipe out Wahhabism before its too late.

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      Donkey Chamber!
      You have no answers or explanations about the Herath Mudiyanses. The only way is the exit for you. You can fool few Sinhalese but many Sinhalese know why they have more “Kerala” with them.

      All the Sinhalese are not belong to the KING tribes. That is why I tell here Sinhalese are more Dravidian or South Indian than Bengali.

      You are a donkey and reading some bullshit from the net but barking to tell a story which cannot connect the Sinhalese with any North Indians.

      99% Dravidians are HINDUS and they know ARYANS better than you! Shutup and go!

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    Haha, one little trick and the Dravidian in his urge to have the last word, hurls the worst available facts he has. And what does he have to say? Not facts whatsoever! Its all about a Name!! That is all he has, he cannot refute all the carefully collected impeccable facts I presented. All he can do is shout “Donkey”!! Amazing!!

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      You wrote something which has no relevance to Sinhalese! You cannot answer about HERATH MUDIYANSES.. why? Because you are a donkey! Donkeys will make noise only. That is not the answer for any human questions!

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    This is a reply to the angry Dravidian called M. Sivananthan who is commenting here.

    You complain of the sinhalese not having Brahmin and Kshathriya castes. I will show you why you are wrong. Brahmin caste is always dissolved wherever Buddhism is the ruling religion. Buddhism says a man is Brahmin by his actions and not by birth. Therefore the Brahmin caste of the sinhalese would have faded away many centuries ago. I would say around 1500-2000 years ago. BUT the Kshathriya caste remained. And it is still there. There were and are many sub-divisions of the Sinhalese Kshathriya caste. But the main remaining one is the “Radala” caste of Kandy which was the last Kshathriya caste that was left standing.

    Sinhalese are PREDOMINANTLY INDO-aryans. Not the blue eyed blonde haired nordic aryans who were hitlers fantasy. INDO-aryans, people like the Yamna people in history who were light brown skinned, had brown eyes and straight hair. You can imagine Greeks for example. The evidence for sinhalese being INDO-aryans is overwhelming. Let me show you.
    72% of Sinhalese have Bengali admixture. Sinhalese is an indo-aryan language. 24.1% and 23% of Sinhalese have y-DNA haplogroup R2a and R1a1 respectively which are considerably high percentages. (which are considered to be associated with indo-european speakers and are found in higher percentages among higher castes among Indo-europeans a.k.a North indians.) Some other researches also show that Sinhalese have R2a y-DNA at 38.5% and R1a at 13%. And even that finding doesn’t contradict the claim because haplogroup R and its subclades (R1a and R2a) are considered to be the y-DNA haplogroups of the 1st INDO-aryans. And these Haplogroups are found in higher castes all over India. Mostly in North India. y-DNA haplogroup H which is considered to be an original Dravidian and Tribal Y-DNA is low among sinhalese. Around 10% or less.

    In 2008 a study looked at SLC24A5 polymorphism which accounts for 25-40% of the skin complexion difference between Europeans and Africans and up to 30% of skin colour variation in South Asians. The study found that the rs1426654 SNP of SLC24A5, which is fixed in European populations and found more commonly in light skinned individuals than dark skinned individuals (49% compared to 10%), has a frequency of 50-55% in the Sinhalese and 25-30% in Sri Lankan tamils. This allele could have arisen in the Sinhalese due to strong North East Asian genetic admixture, further migration from North India or strong selection factors. BUT around 15-20% of Sinhalese have Tamil genetic admixture. This Tamil genetic contribution is higher in coastal areas due to the Sinhalised tamil caste called Karaiyyar who live as fishermen. This is one of the main reasons for Sinhalese who are not from the central sinhalese areas to look more tamil. The sinhalese from the central areas are less mixed and have the pure sinhalese look. I myself look more tamil than sinhalese due to my origins being from coastal sinhalese. Therefore I believe that I may have tamil genetic admixture. ALL SINHALESE ARE NOT INDO-ARYAN. BUT THE MAJORITY OF SINHALESE ARE IF THEY ARE UNMIXED UNLIKE ME. End of story. So let’s try to live as humans in peace :)

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    Sinhalese are PREDOMINANTLY INDO-aryans. Not all, but the most are. The ones that are don’t fall into the category of the blue eyed blonde haired nordic aryans who were hitlers fantasy. INDO-aryans, people like the Yamna people in history who were light brown skinned, had brown eyes and straight hair. You can imagine Greeks for example. The evidence for sinhalese being INDO-aryans is overwhelming. Let me show you.
    72% of Sinhalese have Bengali admixture. Sinhalese is an indo-aryan language. 24.1% and 23% of Sinhalese have y-DNA haplogroup R2a and R1a1 respectively which are considerably high percentages. (which are considered to be associated with indo-european speakers and are found in higher percentages among higher castes among Indo-europeans a.k.a North indians.) Some other researches also show that Sinhalese have R2a y-DNA at 38.5% and R1a at 13%. And even that finding doesn’t contradict the claim because haplogroup R and its subclades (R1a and R2a) are considered to be the y-DNA haplogroups of the 1st INDO-aryans. And these Haplogroups are found in higher castes all over India. Mostly in North India. y-DNA haplogroup H which is considered to be an original Dravidian and Tribal Y-DNA is low among sinhalese. Around 10% or less.

    In 2008 a study looked at SLC24A5 polymorphism which accounts for 25-40% of the skin complexion difference between Europeans and Africans and up to 30% of skin colour variation in South Asians. The study found that the rs1426654 SNP of SLC24A5, which is fixed in European populations and found more commonly in light skinned individuals than dark skinned individuals (49% compared to 10%), has a frequency of 50-55% in the Sinhalese and 25-30% in Sri Lankan tamils. This allele could have arisen in the Sinhalese due to strong North East Asian genetic admixture, further migration from North India or strong selection factors. BUT around 15-20% of Sinhalese have Tamil genetic admixture. This Tamil genetic contribution is higher in coastal areas due to the Sinhalised tamil caste called Karaiyyar who live as fishermen. This is one of the main reasons for Sinhalese who are not from the central sinhalese areas to look more tamil. The sinhalese from the central areas are less mixed and have the pure sinhalese look. I myself look more tamil than sinhalese due to my origins being from coastal sinhalese. Therefore I believe that I may have tamil genetic admixture. ALL SINHALESE ARE NOT INDO-ARYAN. BUT THE MAJORITY OF SINHALESE ARE IF THEY ARE UNMIXED UNLIKE ME. End of story. So let’s try to live as humans in peace :)

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