19 September, 2020

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Rajapaksa’s Battle Cry; Not For PM But For Sinhalese & Buddhism!

By Veluppillai Thangavelu

Veluppillai Thangavelu

Veluppillai Thangavelu

Mahinda Rajapaksa is down but not out. The fact remains he polled 5.64 million votes from the 16 districts predominated by Sinhalese in the south barring the solitary Nuwara Eliya electoral district. He also won 10 out of 22 electoral districts in the south.

Yesterday, the Sinhala supremacists in the SLFP, NFF and other fringe parties held a largely attended rally at Nugegoda. The aim of the rally is to bring back Mahinda Rajapaksa to active politics and promote him the next Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Not surprisingly former Ambassador Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka attended the rally. As we all know DJ is in the forefront deftly playing the national security card to whip up Sinhalese racism. He read a message sent by Mahinda Rajapaksa to the organizers of the rally. The message said that the thing he told the people who came to meet him was that what he suffered was not a defeat but the result of a conspiracy.

He does not explain what the conspiracy is about. He does not name the conspirators. But, we may make an intelligent guess. The conspirators’ are Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe. May be we have to add USA and India as those behind the conspirators.

Mahinda Rajapaksa conveniently forgets the fact that in the 2005 presidential election he e just scraped through only by a razor thin majority of 186,786 (1.57%) votes. So he should not complain about Sirisena’s victory margin of 449,972 (3.70%) votes.

Not surprisingly one of the organizers of the rally is Vasudeva Nanayakkara the erstwhile Trotskyite leader. Comrade Trotsky must be turning in his grave seeing him in good company with another red-shirted pseudo Marxist Wimal Wimalawansa. Both are supporting the return of the fascist, chauvinistic and murderous regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mahinda Pic courtesy Namal's FacebookHere are some important extracts from the message sent by Rajapaksa and read at the rally:

“I do not hesitate to accept the defeat as a defeat because it is not new to me and disgrace is not new to me either. Even jail is not new to me. All of you know that I have undergone all of them for your sake,” he said in the message. This is clear when you consider the two-thirds majority of the Opposition in parliament. I challenge the opponents of the country to state that they had obtained a great victory with their heads straight. I emphasise to them that enjoying the benefits of a shrewd agenda is not a victory.”

Mahinda Rajapaksa has repeatedly claimed he will not accept the democratic verdict of the people. After Rajapaksa vacated Temple Trees and went to Medamulana his ancestral home he addressed his supporters. In an emotional speech he gave went to his frustration as follows:

“The Prime reason for the defeat in the Presidential Election is caused by the vote banks of the Tamils from North, East and from the Upcountry, therefore, I cannot accept this defeat, which has been caused by the Tamils by voting against me. Therefore, I am not at all accepting this as a defeat. Even now the power has not gone out of Sinhalese from the government. Because of my defeat, the Tamil community is not going to get any benefit at all”. This is the same Rajapaksa when he went to the North asked the Thamil people to forget about the past and support him at the elections.

What does Rajapaksa implies when he says he cannot accept this defeat? The votes cast by the Thamils don’t count at all? They are not citizens of the country? Of course he relied on the Sinhala – Buddhist vote bank to win the 2005 and 2010 presidential elections. This time too he relied on the same Sinhala – Buddhist votes but the voters turned against him. He lost 247,844 votes in 2015 compared to 2010 despite an addition of 955,990 voters to the electoral register.

Ironically immediately after the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa Wimal Weerawansa said “Basil Rajapaksa did every possible thing to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa. If it wasn’t for Basil we would have won the election.” Does Mahinda Rajapaksa endorsing this claim by Weerawansa?

It is obvious stung by defeat, Rajapaksa will make clarion calls and will beat the racist drum to higher pitch in the coming weeks and months leading to the parliamentary elections scheduled for June.2015.

At the rally, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa as usual breathed fire and brimstone. He called on the people who were disgusted by voting for the ‘Swan’ to come forward to make Mahinda Rajapaksa the prime minister to save the country from the clutches of the Western forces.

“The creation of a federal government is imminent in the country and the unitary state of the country is in danger under the present government. We must make Mahinda Rajapaksa the prime minister to save the country. We will go to every city with this national struggle to achieve that goal,’ he told some thousands of supporters. Mr. Gammanpila, the erstwhile deputy leader of the JHU was more blunt and open. He said a separatist agenda was in operation under the pretext of 100 day programme and they had predicted before the election that if Maithri won it would be the victory of the LTTE.

He said that they pressed the government to accept that the LTTE was raising its head again and requested Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to politics to protect the country.

According to these Sinhalese ultra-supremacists the creation of a federal government is around the corner. Mahinda Rajapaksa should be made the prime minister to save the country from the clutches of the Western forces. The LTTE will regroup and resume their demand for Thamil Eelam. We know these are all imaginary fears bordering fantasy. Even if the oppression of the Thamils continue unabated, it will take another 25 years for anyone to take arms against the state. For people to take up arms, there must be present historically concrete social, economic and political conditions for the birth of insurgencies.

So it is incumbent on our part to allay the fears of the Sinhalese people that Thamils don’t want separation, though they have solid historical facts in support for a separate state. What the TNA which represents the majority of Thamil people and their only authentic voice is demanding maximum autonomy within a united and undivided Ceylon for the North and East.

This government has also promised to bring about a new political culture, good governance, the rule of law, human rights, elimination of corruption, nepotism, waste of government funds etc. If these lofty principles are implemented both the Thamils and Sinhalese stand to benefit. Lack of good governance has led to insurgencies, sectarian violence, conflict and absence of law and order.

Thamils now have to repose trust and confidence on the government led by president Maithripala Sirisena. Unlike Rajapaksa who treated the Thamils with the arrogance of a conqueror, president Maithripala Sirisena’s voice is that of reason in a storm of illogical emoting and communal frenzy.

There are already signs, though slow in coming, the government is easing some of the pressing problems faced by the Thamils like return of 1,000 acres out of 6,382 acres of land grabbed by the army in Valikaamam North which was used to build swimming pools, luxury hotels, presidential mansions, health resorts etc.

The government has partially restored civilian administration in the North and East and police powers vested on the army under under section 12 of the Public Security Ordinace has been annulled. The army mis-used these powers to harass, intimidate and bully Thamil civilians. The government is also taking steps to release Thamil political prisoners languishing in jails for decades without inquiry or charges. A youth arrested in Batticaloa when he was 17 is now 35 years old. His entire life as a youth has been wasted in the jail and there are hundreds like him!

The people who got choked under the family dictatorship are now breathing freely without the atmosphere of intimidation and fear in their daily life. Mahinda Rajapaksa used coercive force including military power against unarmed people engaged in legitimate political protests. He treated the Thamil people shabbily robbing them of their self respect and dignity. Jeyakumary Baldendran who joined demonstrations organized by the relatives of disappeared with his missing son’s photo taken in a rehabilitation camp was arrested by the police and the army almost a year ago. She is still languishing in Boosa prison without inquiry or charges. Her case gets postponed because the Police say inquiries are not completed. It was a vindictive and arbitrary arrest by a politicised Police to silence those who were exercising their democratic right to protest. Democracy means as much about protecting the rights of even the smallest of minorities.

Under Mahinda Rajapaksa’s dispensation arrests, detentions, abductions and torture were common occurrences and alleged perpetrators got away scot-free if they were loyal to the government. Ironically enough, it is in the post war period that armed forces increasingly perpetrating crimes with an astounding degree of impunity. If not for the regime change and had Mahinda Rajapaksa continued in power till 2022, his government would have reduced the entire Thamil population to the status of Jews under Nazi Hitler. Arresting and jailing Thamil people at the drop of a hat claiming they were supporters of LTTE terrorist organization was the norm under Rajapaksa’s regime.

The Mahavamsa, the Bible of Sinhala Buddhism, describes how Duttu Gemunu was in repentance over millions of lives lost in war with Ellalan. “How shall there be any comfort for me, O Venerable sirs since by me was caused the slaughter of a great host numbering millions?” The Arahats replied “From these deeds arises no hindrance in they way to heaven. Only one and a half human beings have been slain here by thee, O lord of men unbelievers and men of evil life were they, not more to be esteemed than beasts….”

Mahinda Rajapaksa suffers from the same Mahavamsa mind set and considers Thamils not more to be esteemed than beasts!

Thamils must at least of self interest join forces with the progressive and moderate sections of the Sinhalese represented by president Mahinda Rajapaksa to thwart attempts to reinstate Mahinda Rajapaksa to power. For this purpose they will use the communal card more intensively in future. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s message that “Even now the power has not gone out of Sinhalese from the government” indicates he will campaign on a platform Sinhalese Vs Thamils.

It is now certain Mahinda Rajapaksa intend to come back raising the battle cry “Not for Prime Minister but for Sinhalese and Buddhism!”

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    you would better start writing about tamil racism. you are a loser, you tamil racist.

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      THE TRUTH DOES NOT DIGEST IT SEEMS

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    tamils and muslims are not people of SL. they are beasts from the hell. hopefully, sinhalese parayas will vote wisely in the general election.

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      If they are not people of srilanka, Wimal buruwanse, Dayan Jayathilaka et al are also not srilankens. Dont you think ELA BALU KOLLLO ?

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        yet another [Edited out] is barking? don’t you think [Edited out] jayawardhane?

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      ela kolla

      “tamils and muslims are not people of SL. they are beasts from the hell. hopefully, sinhalese parayas will vote wisely in the general election.”

      Of course they are not indigenous to this land. So are the Sinhala/Buddhist, whose origin is traced to beast and the beauty copulation.

      Angel Paraya – Mexico, DOB – 1859

      Eduardo Paraya – USA, DOB – 1862

      Ialementa Paraya – USA, DOB – 1881

      Deonisa Paraya – USA, DOB – 1894

      source: ancestry.co.uk

      Is there any possibility that sinhalese parayas came from americas? May be from Erivira Pattinam.

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        Yes, the came from the land of Cheran Senguttuvan.

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      We, the Hindus, the Buddhishts, The Muslims, the Christians – this is OUR Country… maybe if you guys want a buddhist-only Country, go to Tibet!!! But Our Sri Lanka is made up of a diverse society and we are proud of this…

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      You have not taken your proper dosage of medicine it seems. read the instructions before taking the medicine.

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    these tamil beasts are afraid of fallen MR too…..uncle MR will come again to haunt you in the night….be ready…

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      By that time he’d be frail not even to make a one-night stand.

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    So, I’m a “Sinhala ultra-supremacist” who supports devolution, provincial autonomy, the Indo-Lanka Accord and the 13th amendment?

    That’s some Sinhala ultra supremacism!

    Meanwhile what kind of supremacists are the Chief minister and members of the NPC which voted through a resolution that the Tamils of Sri Lanka have been subject to Genocide since 1948 and urge that Sri Lanka be taken before international courts?

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      You are nothing but a man who would make every effort to create all devisions in the society – not thinking beyond your nose.

      iF YOU ARE HONEST TO YOU; HOW CAN YOU GET ON TO WIMAL WEERAWANSE `s stage ?

      You are almost like as Kandaiyya made it very clear suffering from that much not being the middle point of the society today. Malicious and devious agenda cant bring us further man, Let alone today, please make efforts to learn it.

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      Dayan,
      People asking for justice are not by any standard, supremacists.

      Are you out of my mind?

      If asking for justice from reputed international judges is supremacy, you are not an ‘educated’ man: something else bizarre.

      Now you are in cohort with BBS and, the racist Weeravanse, who urged the air force to carpet bomb whole Tamil villages during the war just to get rid of LTTE.

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      Dayan:

      You think we are so naive to believe your sobs. Your version of the 13A rapes and mutilates and disparages the 13A that it will be no more what it ought to be. Your type of autonomy is one with the likes of Chandrasiri breathing over every aspect of the provincial administration that essentially negates the meaning of the administration by an elected NPC. Your lies may find traction with the sinhalese but asking us to believe these lies with your sobs will not work.

      Ever the racist and opportunist, just like you, MR is simply whipping up the sinhalese sentiments to continue plundering the country. Of course, cheats like you help him to deceive a naive population.

      The CM of NPC outlined on how the Tamils, their pride and dignity, their rights, their belongings, etc have been pillaged by the sinhalese regime as if they never had the chance to live peacefully. With no choice and facing blatant racism they had to resort to arms. The burning of the Jaffna library and the 1983 riots are part of a long chain of you sinhalese endeavouring to gradually annihilate the Tamils from SL. It is purely the cynical belief of the Tamils that somehow they can make peace with the Sinhalese but unfortunately that seems a pipe dream. The CM has listed all the events that he cites as having been part of contributing to a programme of genocide. Why not you dispute those facts.

      The platform you shared with the likes of WW and VN does easily convince that they need MR to cover their corrupt ways. I believe it is a matter of time that they will have their dirt splashed in the public.

      Somehow the Tamils feel the pulse of the likes of WW, Gamanpila and may been even you. Well, the Tamils realise the seething anger in MR and his cohorts that Tamils whipped them in the way they can, and will continue to do so to unmask these “known devils”. The more you get angry that the Tamils have the ability and means to tilt the balance, the better they feel. Does it look like to you in your emanating wisdom how Sinhalese are used against the Sinhalese? Well you may do a scholarly research on that but this is what every sinhala leader is going to face. As I have said before, if you don’t let the Tamils go, it will continue to be a nightmare for both the races and SL will never be at peace. That is the curse you have to live with. As is with all sinhala politicians, they have made their political careers on the Tamils’ issues, otherwise they, including MR is dead meat. But we will be the sore and the thorn and will never allow the sinhalese to live in peace as long as we don’t get that peace. I know you are not interested in such a peace but the Tamils are not going to accept your kind of peace. Let us be at loggerheads until SL drowns, if that is your wish.

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      So the Armenians who campaigned for recognition of Armenian genocide were supremacists against Turks?

      So Black Americans who campaign against Police brutality are supremacists against the White establishment?

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        No those who campaign about a false genocide for political aimss

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          There is enough evidence of the massacre of over 40,000 Tamil civilians in the No Fire Zone.

          The Jaffna Library fire was done by Sinhala mobs and was an attempt to destroy Tamil heritage.

          The many anti Tamil riots were all designed to chase away Tamils and push Tamils into poverty.

          The ethnic cleansing of Indian Plantation Tamils shortly after independence.

          Poverty, colonization of Tamil north with Sinhalese, occupation by Sinhala troops and rape of Tamil women- were all designed to gradually erode and whittle away Tamils as a community.

          In short there has been a deliberate attempt to genocide Tamils by the Sinhalese GOSL regimes . It is not rare to hear Sinhalese claim Lanka is theirs alone and Tamils should go back to Tamil Nadu.

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            then why did Wiggie disagree to call it a genocide last year

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      Dayan

      Shit is Shit. Tamil ultra-supremacists (Wigneswaran, Sambanthan, Suresh) and Sinhala ultra-supremacists (Weerawansa, Gammanpillay, Dinesh, Gunadasa Amarasekera and you, a disgrace to your father) are all shit – only different piles.

      Dayan you stink. Please go away. I feel sorry for [Edited out]

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        Off The Wall

        “Dayan you stink. Please go away. I feel sorry for [Edited out]”

        Hang on, let all s**t hit the fan, the pile has already left the ground, moving towards the ceiling, just lay back and watch.

        You will not see the difference between piles.

        Please advise all the supremacists to close their eyes, shut their mouth, cover their ears and nose.

        Fun begins don’t spoil it.

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      No, what you sound like, DJ, is a man desperately denying the onset of senility and Alzheimer’s. Devolution? Provincial autonomy? 13A? Under a man who repeatedly stirs up fears of North-Eastern secession if the 13A is implemented? How dare you get on a stage with people who claim that people in Jaffna are stoning army camps at, what they imply, is my3’s impending “betrayal” of going federal, and then turn around and try implying that under Mahinda, a man who was disinterested in any semblance of fair governance, the country will see justice done?

      As for your war-crimes mala andonawa, I notice Mahinda’s camp have simply glossed over the fact that this government has achieved what Mahinda could not in 5 years- calming down the war crimes inquiry business. Oh well. Failed or not, a good diplomat must always know when to avoid talking about inconvenient truths I suppose. So what if the NPC passed such a resolution? Who was it that brought things to this point by engaging in, as the author and so many before him has pointed out, triumphalism and petty vengeance? Who wa it that ignored the issue, and took every opportunity to goad the Tamil community into supporting the TNA’s views? Lokka wade waraddagaththain passe don’t try passing the buck, DJ. Supremacist or not, you’re regarded as having an education. For f*cks sake stop acting like a bloody peon in a govt office.

      I have no idea why you don’t just put a rope around your neck and end it all. Maybe that’s the difference, DJ, between your kind and mine. We have this thing called “shame” and “a consicience”.

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      Dayan if you can’t accept that what happened to the Tamils since 1956 is not Genocide, you are not qualified to have P.hd in politican science.

      When you were in the UN, have you ever gone through the definition of Genocide.

      If you can’t accept this then we can see you as another Sinhala extremist.

      You worked with Premadasa and killed all JVP Sinhala youths. You worked with Rajapaksa and justified all the killings of Tamils.

      What sort creature are you?

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      Dayan is suffering from Ranilphobia

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    Your comment mixing up labels is noted. But for you only one label fits.

    You are a dishonest person. The evidence I cite is the number of Articles CT published under your name.

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    “The fact remains he polled 50.64 million votes… “. Lakhs not millions. figure is soething like 5.1 million. It is important to get your facts and figures straight. These columns are being read by many foreigners too.

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      Yes it is lapse by the writer or the CT staff. Vast majority of readers of CT are Lankans and will know it is 5 millon+.

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    You finished your article, “It is now certain Mahinda Rajapaksa intend to come back raising the battle cry “Not for Prime Minister but for Sinhalese and Buddhism!…..”

    What wrong with it, why cant this country be ruled by a Sinhalese Buddhist…? Please note that, the majority community (More than 70%) of this country represent the Sinhalease Buddhist.

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      Maithiri is Sinhala Buddhist? Every President has been Sinhala Buddhist.
      So what was the point you are making?

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      SriLankan Buddhist

      “What wrong with it, why cant this country be ruled by a Sinhalese Buddhist…?”

      Because, the Sinhala/Buddhist leaders are self destructive racists and Sinhala speaking people simply stupid for electing the most corrupt, unjust, racists, …… in every successive elections who continue to ruin this island.

      “Please note that, the majority community (More than 70%) of this country represent the Sinhalease Buddhist.”

      Hence the Sinhala/Buddhist people have more stupid people than the minorities put together.

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        Stupendously excellent observance, Signor Veddah.

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    “he polled 50.64 million votes”

    Dayummmnn!
    Did you use the same excel sheet the LTTE monkeys used to work out those figures of 40,000 – 1.65 billion dead? :D

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    DJ,

    You are not a Sinhala ultra supermacist. I will tell you what you are.

    You are a two legged species doing the rounds and barking for MARA condoling all below atrocities of MARA.

    1. Suspected to be the mastermind behind the senseless murder of thousands of innocent civilians in the name of war, which could have been avoided and still won the war.
    2. Needlessly incarcerating the General who won the war, for this Monster.
    3. Arbitrarily removing the sitting CJ, like a piece of shit, without any recourse to Justice.
    4. Murdering Lasantha Wickrmathunge in the high security zone, like a dog.
    5. Murdering Bharatha Lakshman in broad day light like in Chicago by his brother’s pet and sending the pet to Singapore with state patronage.
    6. Allowing drug barons to import container loads of heroine with impunity and making a cultured country to be a haven for drugs and casinos too.
    7. Giving protection to Murderers and Rapists, like the Thangalle incident etc
    8. Appointing people to high posts including foreign services, idiots and thugs like Sachin Vaas.
    9. Allowing groups like BALU SENAS to cause havoc to minorities, culminating in the incident of A&B, where a helpless community was barricaded under curfew and attacked mercilessly.
    10. Taxing the poor people through their nose by way of exorbitant taxes and exceedingly high electricity bills and enjoying extravagant life with poor peoples sweat and blood.

    Now you decide, what kind of a species you are, bloody Doctor.

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    Wee Thamizh senior journalist D:Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

    “Did you use the same excel sheet the LTTE monkeys used to work out those figures of 40,000 – 1.65 billion dead? :D”

    Probably not, it could have been the old Lotus spread sheet – says my Elder. I am sure you are aware of old Lotus.

    How did you work out 40,000? Did you use any of the following mathematical tools and if you did let us know which one is the efficient and error free:

    Finger counting,
    Tally Sticks,
    Counting Boards,
    Hand Abacus,
    Soroban
    Bean bag

    By the way when you were short of fingers did you count Gota’s wagging 10 as well?

    Thanks D:

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      No Ventive, it is Ami Pro run with a defunct Gate’s Windows 1.1 version not the DOSsy Symphony.

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    Dear Mr. Velupillai,
    Not only the Thamil people but also Muslims and half of the Sinhalese would have gone out of the Census in 2022 if the Hitler headed brute called Mahinda /Gota, axis of evil in power.

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    Ansar

    “Now you decide, what kind of a species you are, bloody Doctor.”

    Its a new kind of species, spineless smart ass patriot.

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      In Egypt they call em ‘Labuwa’.

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        Glypharman

        Is it panaha labuwa

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          The Egyptizan ‘Labuw’a is a ‘She Lion’ equivalent to an English “BitSch”.

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    Mr Mahinda Rajapkse is right the country’s majority Sinhalese and Buddhism needs to be protected, it is imperative that is done in a manner not causing stress to other races. Thamils Muslims have a right to live in Sri Lanka, they have been in SL for generations, Thamils specially since the rule of British, pre independence had the ‘a chip on the shoulder of supremacy, expecting advantages on silver platter’ in other words they lived in a different world, never accepted policies of the national government, always behaving in a childish manner, if they do not get their way, their action is disruotion and still behaving same. Thamils need to get into their thick head that they are a minority, though have big vote base in the North, because of de facto partition. I worked in Jaffna for a period of time, Thamils are the most racist society in SL. Muslims were slaughtered by Velupunde Prabahkaran kicked them out of Jaffna, continued to slaughter them. LLTE overseas diaspora is training arming Thamils for the next racist war, if that happens, Thamils will never be spared in any part of the country. CW is promoting that cause already by contradicting statements along with Sambanthan, hope they will be protected.

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      If Tamils were soo racist they would not have allowed Muslim evangelists to erase the ethnic identity and roots of soo many Tamils by converting them to Islam , which was a sly scheme to create division amongst Tamils and rip apart large number of Tamils from their ethnic roots.

      What Muslims leaders have done to Tamils is cultural genocide because they insist Muslims Tamils are not Tamils but instead belong to this ethnic group called “Muslims” . As if a person’s ethnicity and race change when they convert religions.

      The White man tried the same cultural genocidal practice against Native Americans and Aborigines. He launched a campaign of conversion to divorce the Natives from their roots and make them forget their Native heritage and identity.

      Tamils could have been like Gulf Arabs and banned conversion but Tamils didn’t and they are now paying the price for this tolerance. Islam prescribes death to Muslims who convert .

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    DJ says he supports devolution, provincial autonomy, the Indo-Lanka Accord and the 13th amendment? But your provincial autonomy is 13A minus! No land powers, no police powers, all executive powers vested in the Governor. The NPC resolution is ill-timed since it has given ammunition to Sinhalese supremacists like DJ to fire back. But otherwise the resolution is a factual narration of history. A retold story of state terrorism that killed and wounded thousands on Thamils. As for genocide that is the way Thamils perceive the series of attacks against them since independence. It is a perception and let us wait for the UNHRC’s report in September to find out the truth. Again why was B.Nadesan and 300 other cadres shot and killed when they surrendered carrying white flags? What crime did the 11 year old Balachandran, the youngest son of Prabhakaran, commit to deserve summary execution by the army? He is seen sitting pensively in an army bunker munching some short eats. And next minute his bullet ridden body lies on the ground. DJ, please tell me who is the beast who gave the order to kill an innocent child? Also, please tell me what happened to 50 or more LTTE senior cadres who surrendered to the army on May 18, 2009 at Vadduvaakal with their spouses. The cadres include Thilakar, Balakumar, Ezhilan, Baby Subramanian and Puthuvai Rathnathurai. They were taken in buses supposedly for inquiry. Their spouses were told they will be released once the inquiries are over. Now the army denies taking anyone prisoner and they are not in army custody. The whole episode is evidence of a brutal and genocidal intent on the part of Rajapaksa’s army to kill Thamils. . Let me also what were you doing at the rally at Nugegoda? How can you be seen in the company of rabid racists like Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila? Do you agree with them that the creation of a federal government is imminent in the country and the unitary state of the country is in danger under the present government? DJ demeaned himself by mounting the platform and reading the statement of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa who presided over a murderous, corrupt and autocratic government? Do you agree with Rajapaksa’s repeated claim he is not defeated, because Sirisena won the election with Thamil votes? It is a huge shame Rajapaksa is not accepting a democratic verdict of the people! And your goodself says ‘amen.’

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    Mr. Veluppillai Thangavelu,

    You mention, “The Mahavamsa, the Bible of Sinhala Buddhism, describes how Duttu Gemunu was in repentance over millions of lives lost in war with Ellalan. “How shall there be any comfort for me, O Venerable sirs since by me was caused the slaughter of a great host numbering millions?” The Arahats replied “From these deeds arises no hindrance in they way to heaven. Only one and a half human beings have been slain here by thee, O lord of men unbelievers and men of evil life were they, not more to be esteemed than beasts….”

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SINHALA-BUDDHIST BIBLE. Please don’t apply concepts such as racism etc etc to old documents because these concepts did not exist at the time of writing Mahawansa. What Mahawansa shows is that the CONFLICT with the Tamils has a long history. It’s got nothing to do with things like making SINHALA the offical language in 1956. I have documentary evidence showing the Tamil submission to an IMPERIAL COUNCIL in 1940 saying that SINHALESE DO NOT BELONG in Sri Lanka. IF SINHALESE DO NOT BELONG in SRI LANKA Mr. Thangavelu where do they belong ? DO SINHALA PEOPLE or anything SIMILAR exist in the INDIAN SUBCONTINENT anywhere…(DO research)….

    SO this shows that SINHALA people are unique to Sri Lanka. Closest language to Sinhala is Divehi in Maldives which is now ISLAMISED.

    The above quote can NEVER come from an ARAHATH as an ARAHATH never even considers citizenship or ethnic kinship of ANY VALUE to humanity and it’s existence. Things like ethnicity of Tamil, Sinhala, English,Hindu, Indian, Pakistani,Iraqi are NOT significant at ALL in the BIG SCHEME of things. So an ARAHATH would never ever condone murder of anyone.

    That is why BUDDHIST have never killed anyone in promoting BUDDHISM or BUDDHIST values. Wars in Sri Lanka were not BUDDHIST WARS they were fought on POLITICAL GROUNDS and STATE/NATION ISSUES.

    THOSE WHO ARE AGAINST SINHALESE ethnics who are BUDDHISTS always like to denigrade the Sinhala people saying various things.

    IF Tamils can be PROUD of calling themselves Tamils.
    IF Muslims/Moors can be proud of caling themselves Muslims
    If Christians can be proud of calling themselves Christians/Catholics

    THEN WHY IS IT NOT OK for SINHALA people of Buddhist WORLD VIEW to call themselves SINHALA-BUDDHISTS and LOOK after their OWN INTERESTS.

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      What about the war cry of BBS and the previous regime. I feel sad to hear the battle cry of these groups. I know it is not Buddhism and they are not true Buddhists. But it is done in the name of Buddhism.

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    All the to and fro aside. Is this Srilankas last chance at staying together ?

    Our moment has arrived, I say. Either we up our game and live as a modern nation or go the Nugegoda route, vote the theives, robbers and rapists back so egged on by DJ et al. The IC would then say, enough, you can’t live in peace, you need to hammer the Tamils ( beasts ) and the Non Buddhists ( lesser beasts ? ) to live, so live by your own. The Tamils will get their country then ( Lee kuan Yew, said so ) with Prabaharan dead, gifted to them by the Sinhalese through omission.

    As Tisaranee opined, The North and the South will be at each others throats with the Central Province as a bulwark.

    So let us be smart, shall we ?

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    Nanayakara and Dyan J are not leftists!!!,
    Nana is the left ball of Wimal and DJ is the right ball of Wimal!

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    Thangavelu the ultra-low Tamil racist is finally seeing a silver line in the dark cloud that moved in on the night of January 8th sending him and his fellow Jaffna Nazis into deep depression. Their symbiotic partners, Mahinda and company, are back.

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    Well Written article. You have logically laid down the points. The problem is that most of the people who support Rajapaksha will not understand that they are just being used for Rajapaksha’s personal gain. Masses are not going to benefit any thing from him, except the fantasy that they are being safeguarded from Tamils and Muslims.

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    Oh what is that rustle I hear
    crackling elitist shrouds of Three Five Seven
    “For once in thirty years we thought
    its ours again, lets bugger them all,
    its our time again (no?)”
    Then the rumble, louder and louder and Louder,
    Hundred thousand in Nugegoda?
    “Oh Tisaranee where art thou?”

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    Veluppillai Thangavelu –

    Now every Tom, Dick and Harry are writting articles with full of nonsense.

    You analysis is good to justify your stand.

    Tell us what have you, your TNA have achieved for the Tamils in the island?

    You and your older generation write and talk bull-shit.

    This government is good for any Tamil who live a dream world.

    In practice, you and your TNA has sold the Tamil cause to this useless government.

    Please stop justifying and writing non-sense to justify your stand.

    You talk about democracy.

    Have you ever accept others criticism on you.

    What you immediately do is to attack them in your favorite TAMILVADAM.

    This is not the Tamil new generation operates.

    You follow very out dated system which has no place in this world.

    You keep away from our politics. You teach history to your great and grand children.

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    Problematic Thangavelu

    You say whatever you like.

    IF Tamils would like some sort of meanigful political settlement, Mahinda Rajapaksa should come back to power.

    Otherwise you get only ‘sweet words’ but not the solution.

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