13 November, 2018

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Reengineering The Nation

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“But the pasture of stupidity is unwholesome for mankind.” – Ibn Khaldun (The Muqaddimah – An Introduction to History – Abridged version)

Soon after the Fourth Eelam War ended, a local UPFA politician put up a banner near Kynsey Road, asking Mahinda Rajapaksa to complete the task left half-done by King Dutugemunu.

Dutugemunu is the hero-king of Sinhala history. But in the eyes of some Sinhala-Buddhist supremacists he is a tad imperfect, because he failed to chase Tamils out of Lanka. He ‘liberated’ Anuradhapura but allowed Tamils to live beyond the Mahaweli River, thereby leaving a ‘Tamil problem’ to ‘menace’ future generations of Sinhala-Buddhists.

Nandimitra

King Dutugemunu’s chief warrior, Nandimithra

The Rajapaksas cannot chase Tamils out of Sri Lanka, not in this day and age. Instead they are using internal colonisation to change the ethno-religious composition in the North/East.

The demographic composition of an area is not a constant. Demographic changes can happen naturally, as the cumulative result of actions by private individuals. Demographic changes can also be caused by organised political/ideological intervention, especially by state actors. The North is being subjected to this second variety of demographic transformation, an unjust and punitive process which will render genuine reconciliation and a consensual peace even more impossible.

As The Colombo Telegraph reported, “Vast acres of land that were owned by Tamil families for generations have been handed over to Sinhala families, forming ‘new’ villages. The housing and other infrastructure facilities in these villages are being provided to the resettled Sinhalese families by the Sri Lanka army.”[i]

The politico-ideological thrust of this colonisation is symbolised in the transformation of the Tamil village Kokachankulam into Nandimithragama, complete with a giant statue, supposedly of King Dutugemunu’s chief warrior, Nandimithra[ii]. According to Mahawamsa, Nandimithra began his martial career by ‘tearing asunder’ Tamils who desecrated Buddhist sacred monuments. An apt symbol indeed, for the new North that is coming into being under Rajapaksa rule.

The Rajapaksas may or may not believe that they have a historic duty to complete the task left half-done by their ‘ancestor’ King Dutugemunu. In any case, drastically changing the ethno-religious composition of the North is imperative for the success of the Rajapaksa agenda. Implanting army camps, military cantonments and Sinhala villages in the North will make it easier for the Rajapaksas to dominate the province politically and electorally. Just as Colombo is being denuded of its poor and lower middle class inhabitants to break the UNP’s politico-electoral hold over the city, the demographic reengineering of the North is partly aimed at widening and deepening the Rajapaksa electoral-footprint in this inhospitable terrain.

So while the TNA lives in an imagined reality and pursues mirages, the Rajapaksas are busy creating facts on the ground. For instance, last month the government officially announced that 6,381 acres of private land in Palaly has been taken over by the military.

Military land-grabbing is happening in the East as well. According to Katheeja Lebbe Umma (aged 51) of Ashraff Nagar, Ampara, “As far as I can remember, from my seventh year of age, my mother, father, siblings and I have been living there…. I have no work now because military has taken over my cultivable land. The military came and occupied our village…. The women were engaged in making cottage industry products…. Now nothing…. If we have no land to cultivate we have no income; no life. The military knows this well. And yet they obstruct our cultivation. And they are now cultivating my land…. Nobody can come to our house….no relatives and friends can visit us. We live like we are in prison. If we chat by the roadside, military men come running over to say, ‘Do not talk here,’ and disperse us.”[iii]

Many Sinhala villagers have also been evicted form their traditional habitats in the East, to make way for Navy bases and commercial ventures[iv]. In order to ensure their own survival the Rajapaksas are creating multiple swamps of discontent and division.

A Deadly Union

A Pakistani columnist argued that the main sin of cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan was that “he’s mainstreamed extremism. Made it sexy, dressed it up, foisted it off on an audience that didn’t really understand what he is selling or why, packaged it as the little blue pill that will make all our troubles go away…. It’s all couched in the language of understanding and pain and transferring blame.”[v]

The Rajapaksas also mainstreamed Sinhala-Buddhist supremacism, making it synonymous with patriotism, in the pursuit of their familial agenda.

Sinhala-Buddhist supremacism and Rajapaksas supremacism are conjoined twins. In order to survive and flourish each needs the other. Some Rajapaksas may not be genuine Sinhala-Buddhist supremacists; but all Rajapaksas need that politico-ideological cover. Some Sinhala-Buddhist supremacists may detest the Rajapaksas. But the absolute majority of them would know that without the Rajapaksas, they will be relegated to the political margins once again. So this ‘coalition’ will continue to grow, at least for the foreseeable future.

While the regime is changing the ethno-religious composition of the North/East, Sinhala-Buddhist supremacists are trying to win Sinhala-Buddhist hearts and minds. In the enabling and permissive environment created by the Rajapaksas, they are using a plethora of methods to popularise their version of past and present and their vision for the future. For instance, many ‘historical’ movies are being made, most of them based on the Hosts and Guests concept of Lankan history – a tale of generous majority-owners being hoodwinked by perfidious minority-guests. The latest is a movie about Anagarika Dharmapala, the true progenitor of the likes of JHU and the BBS. This year marks his 150th Birth Anniversary and a vehicle procession, ‘Dampal Riya Sariya’, is crisscrossing the country “with the aim of spreading his thinking all over the land.”[vi] The procession’s main exhibit is the car used by Anagarika Dharmapala; it was in a dilapidated condition and was repaired by the Army.

Though there will be no probe into the manner in which Namal Rajapaksa and his singer-companion conducted themselves in three government schools during school hours there is to be a probe about why the national anthem was sung in Tamil in a Colombo school. According to the Ceylon Teachers Union, the Colombo Zone Education Director has asked the “principal of a Tamil medium school to show cause over the National Anthem being sung in Tamil during school functions.” Incidentally, the singing of national anthem in Tamil was banned by President Rajapaksa in 2010. Restoring this practice was among the LLRC recommendations.

According to the CTU, the complaint about the national anthem was lodged by the Civil Defence Committee of the area. 14,000 Civil Defence Committees were set up during the war to “look after their villages while the forces were engaged in war.” In 2011 Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered their revival[vii]. The episode about Tamil national anthem indicates what these revived committees are expected to defend.

In the end, all these diverse efforts would lead to a hardening of Sinhala-Buddhist attitudes, based on the feeling that minorities are inimical and untrustworthy aliens. By dividing their victims along ethno-religious lines, by making ethno-religious hatred and violence a natural condition, the Rajapaksas will reap enormous benefits. But for the country and people it will be an unmitigated disaster.


[i] Sinhala Colonization in the North Sped Up – The Colombo Telegraph – Sep.8th 2014.

[iii] Our Struggles; Our Stories – edited by Shreen Abdul Sharoor

[vi] Lankadeepa – 10.9.2014

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    The entire piece seems to be based on that banner erected on the side of Kingsley road. “Tamils are revolting” she says.

    Where there is fire there almost always a fire isn’t it? Everyone hated German Nazi’s. The revulsion of German nazi still manifest in the movies they still create – a recent one being the “Inglorious Bastards” starring Brad Pitt.

    Not just in Sri Lanka, these Tamil are despised in all surrounding states of Tamil Nadu. The reason for no one liking Nazi Germans or Nazi Tamils is their narrow mindedness, their petty nationalism and the nuisance it creates isn’t it? Haven’t you heard, narrow minds have no friends?

    The brush is too broad in my opinion. Its not like people feel the same way about Muttiah Mularitharan. It depends on the region it seems. No one likes Tamils particularly in the north closer to mostly illiterate Tamil Nadu where their influence permeates.

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      What do the Sinhala elite like Dayan, Rajiva and people of their kind who constantly harp of ongoing reconciliation say to this Sinhalese colonization of the NorthEast?

      Are they still pretending that genuine reconciliation is going on?

      Sinhala Buddhist racist humbugs, liars and deception artists!

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        Thiru,
        The best reconciliation that money can buy is bringing Sinhalese to settle down in the N&E. and getting Tamils to settle down in the south. This way they both get to know each other socially and learn to admire and respect each other. Who knows, the young may fall in love, get married and start families where the offspring would be bright and real assets to the country. Then all citizens will call Sri Lanka their home land.

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          .
          Then how do you expect politicians to make a cut on arms deals?

          :-)

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            aratai,

            You read what the cunning Sinhalese like Eusense want:

            They want to make Tamils minority everywhere in the island, and when Tamils prosper and ask for equal rights they will let loose pogroms; kill them, rape their women, loot their properties or burn them until Tamil become slaves to them. Furthermore they will drive the remaining Tamils out as refugees abroad and will eventually have the island for Sinhala Buddhists: No Tamils, Muslims or Christians.

            They are worse than lions, they are cunning foxes: They told the Tamil leaders that we are all brothers and why ask for autonomy from the British at the time of independence, but after independence they are showing their true colors.

            The whole world knows the cunning of the Sinhalese now, as they utter lies and deceptions to the international community.

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              Thiru,
              Until people like you perish the Tamil people will have no peace and progress.

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                Nuisance

                “Thiru, Until people like you perish the Tamil people will have no peace and progress.”

                So you want all Tamils to perish for them to have peace and progress.

                Good idea.

                Try Gas chamber.

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                  Vedda,
                  You are poor in reading and comprehension! Where did I say “all Tamils to perish for them to have peace and progress”? Are you trying to be smart by distortion and inflaming people?

                  If you don’t realize that people like Thiru are a hindrance to Tamil peace and prosperity I feel you are a retard. In every population there is a minority group who create mayhem to the silent majority. Thiru belongs to that minority. Take Parayabakaran, majority of Tamils resented violence and look what he did. How many Tamil adults, youth, children and women died because of his actions. More than anything the Tamils lost trust which will take decades to restore. What did he achieve by all this? If the gov. got rid of Parayabakaran at the beginning imagine how many would have been saved and what Tamils could have achieved over the last 30 years. If Thiru continue this aggressive behavior and resort to violence he will see the same end as Parayabakaran. After all by now he should realize that violence and terror do not work! And you too.

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                    ParayaEusense,,
                    How many Lanka Tamils were killed and their houses were burned by ParayaEusense like Sinhala Gobboyos before Tamils took arm? These Sinhalese Gobboyos call Tamils as ParayaTamil and Lankan Muslims as Hamboyos openly in many internet sites…. These ParayaEusense like guys still burning Muslim houses, Kovils and mosques.. They never learn… Parayabakaran??

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              You must watch this video. This is the same subject which is being discussed.

              Mahinda is using Hitler’s Nazi tactics to hold onto power like almost all the nations in the world including the US.

              Watch to know more:

              End of America   A movie you must see to believe …: http://youtu.be/oqRyUQzokYs

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          Eusense:

          Ask the THUG MR and he will tell you money thatmcant buy anything and he has wasted Billions for nothing.
          Sharma bought him a Chair but he cant sit on it except shit.
          Luny Swami hasnt delivered after taking billions.

          As for your Sinkalams moving North it has been stopped for the following reasons.

          1) TNA met Modi your colonial master and he told TNA to pass 15 Resolutions including the MERGER OF NORTH & EAST and wait for the response from the THUG . Now the people like Ja_vi the Pisasu (n Ghost) have no place.
          2) MR has taken fright and agreed to talk about 13th Amendment and implement.

          We have got everything that we want through the back door.
          Mahinthas kingdom has crumbled. My deepest CONDOLENCES. May you soul rest in peace ( or pieces ).

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            kali,
            You’re a person of rare intelligence. It’s rare when you show any. Please don’t response to my posts!

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              Nuisance

              “You’re a person of rare intelligence. It’s rare when you show any.”

              Just like you Kali Modistani is also sitting on his brain.

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              Eusense:

              Some people are born with inteligence and some people like you talk nonsense. You either have it you dont. Sadly you dont and it is not something you can buy in your local super market.

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          …..and at the end, there will be only one race, the Sinhala Buddhist race in the country and that is the aim of you and the likes of you?

          Sengodan. M

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      Yeah tamils may have problems in the TN’s neighbouring states. who cares about that?
      In SL what sort of impression do minorities have about Sinhalese? Isnt that what matter to us?

      What is the point in erecting statues of so called nandimitra (whom nobody has ever seen) in the middle of tamil villages? If sinhalisation is the goal in this how can this gov ever achieve that by erecting nandimitra statues…?

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        sach

        “In SL what sort of impression do minorities have about Sinhalese?”

        The minorities empathise with Sinhalese. The Sinhalese too are victims of the Sinhala/Buddhists.

        “Yeah tamils may have problems in the TN’s neighbouring states.”

        Send your war criminals to sort out problems in Tamilnadu, that is the least you could do to please your masters in New Delhi.

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      Thank you Tisaranee Gunasekara. Keep up the good work. The problem is Vibushana, Rajapakse kind of people wont let us live in peace.

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        I am waiting for Vibushana’s reply
        —————————–
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dialogue-between-government-un-and-tna-necessary-to-break-deadlock/comment-page-1/#comment-1480224
        Vibushana,
        Could you please tell us more about this –
        “No one denied any devolution to anyone. If anyone needs devolution the solution is in the Parliament. ”
        Thank you very much.
        —————————–

        Parliament – This what Mr Sampanthan says .

        “It is indeed ironic that the government now at this late stage seeks the imprimatur of Parliament for its own dire failings. This government, which has so brazenly turned Parliament into an object of ridicule – by enticing unscrupulous members of the opposition to cross over for personal gain and by providing executive posts to almost half the members of the house – now turns to Parliament on a question of fundamental importance to the country. It is plainly clear to the entire country that this turn to Parliament is nothing but a cheap political sleight of hand, and it is a great misfortune to the people of this country that their government is more interested in playing immature political tricks than in dealing with important matters of national reconciliation and foreign policy with sobriety and wisdom.”

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      This statue is an insult to king Dutugemunu, what happened to his two legs. It looks like he is stuck in mud.

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      Vibhushana

      “Not just in Sri Lanka, these Tamil are despised in all surrounding states of Tamil Nadu.”

      I am glad you are hearing the usual voices in your head.

      I am also glad that this time around you are hearing voices in different languages such as

      Tulu,
      Munda,
      Kui,
      Gadaba,
      Gondi,
      Kolami,
      Parji,
      Telugu,
      Kannada,
      Kodava,
      Malayalam,
      Kurukh,
      Allar,
      Are,
      Adiyan,
      Andh

      …..
      …..
      …..
      …..
      …..

      Do you also hear voices in Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Baruhi ……… Sith?

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        Grandad:

        I have alreday told you mid seventies is a treeible period. If you think the rest of India despise Tamils let me give you a History lesson but then again I dont expect you or 20 million MORONS to accept this.

        1)Tamil Language is suprior to any other Indian Language and that is a fact.
        2) People rise to stardom from strating out in Tamil Films and Tamil have dominated Hindi cinema and the list is endless.

        AR Rahman
        Vyjanthimala
        Sridevi
        Rajanikanth from Karnataka rose to fame as a Tamil Actor
        Ayiswariya Rai ( Kannna Moochi Enada )
        SB Balasubramnaim is from Anthra Pradesh

        But this is all Sinkalam for you and you wont understand.

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          kali Modistani

          “If you think the rest of India despise Tamils let me give you a History lesson but then again I dont expect you or 20 million MORONS to accept this.”

          You don’t get it, do you?

          “1)Tamil Language is suprior to any other Indian Language and that is a fact.”

          Who says so? How do you compare two or more languages?

          “2) People rise to stardom from strating out in Tamil Films and Tamil have dominated Hindi cinema and the list is endless.”

          Your knowledge of Cinema world is limited to India.

          Give us a list of Indian films which won Academy or BAFTA awards in the past 75 or so years.

          So achievement is measured by film industry standards than uniqueness of language or any other criteria.

          I can understand as to why Tamilnadu elected four chief ministers from Cinifield. You have long way to go.

          Countdown: – 27 days (Minus 27 days)

          You too are hearing voices just like your Sinkalam brother Vibushana.

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            GRANDAD:

            You relally are illiterate.

            The latest film to receive BAFTA. ” Slumdog Millionaire” ( was it Sinkalam Grandad)

            Hi to all!!! BAFTA really honoured all Indians in giving BEST MUSIC to A.R.RAHMAN The Tamil music maestro ) …… He is the right choice and deserves it.

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              kali

              Slumdog Millionaire was a British film.

              A.R.RAHMAN is a Muslim. What has the maestro got to do with ethnic cleansing (LTTE) VP worshipping moron like you.

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                GRANDAD:

                You bloody Idiot AR Rahman was a Hindu converted to Islam and you have got everything wrong.

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                  kali Modistani

                  A R Rahman’s mother is a authentic Muslim. His father a hindu. He converted to Islam in 1989 well before he was famous.

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                    NV,

                    `Kāliya `Porriki LTTE` with ‘Singhaphobia’ ʘʘ
                    like TN `Vaiko the mamading`…

                    ..does not know the richness of Sufi Music.

                    ài wū jí wū – Love me ,love my dog.

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                    GRANDAD:

                    I am not surprised that you are trying to find happiness by twisting facts and for your information read the following. That will tell you that AR Rehmans parents were all born Hindu Brahmins including his mother known a Kasthuri brefore she became Begum for reasons given below. Sorry to disappoint you.

                    ***

                    Here are the not so well known details of Shekar (A R Rahman’s father) and the well known details of A R Rahman.
                    These just show that as any other great musician AR Rahman just belongs to music and not to any particular clan or group
                    AR Rahman, born in 1966 as Dilip Kumar is the son of RK Sekhar and Kasturi. His Grand Father Rajagopal Bhagavathar is from Kizhanoor near Chennai and was a popular Harikatha kalakshepam expert. His Father was a Malayalam movie music director. He scored music for just 22 films but was a music arranger and composer for over 100 Malayalam films.
                    Apart from having composed many beautiful hit songs, it is said that he was the genius behind the success of many famous composers and their famous songs. It is said that R K Sekhar had a rare mastery over harmonium. Blessed with a deep knowledge of Indian traditional music as well as western music, he was the music arranger for Devarajan, Dakshinamurthy, A.T. Ummer, M.K. Arjunan and others.
                    When Salil Chowdhury composed music in Malayalam for films like Chemmeen, R K Sekhar served as his assistant and music conductor. In his early days when Ilayaraja played Combo Organ and Guitar for the songs of Salil Chowdhury and Devarajan, it was R K Sekhar who arranged and conducted it.
                    R K Sekhar, who learnt the grammar of music by and large on his own, garnered the framework of Carnatic music from Dakshinamurthy. It is said that even composers like S.D.. Burman, recognizing his talent in arranging music, invited him to assist him in Hindi film music. He was the music composer for music director Kumar’s first film Neerkumuli, a Tamil hit directed by K Balachander.
                    At his age of 31, R.K. Sekhar, married 17 years old Kasthuri. Their wedding was conducted in Tirupati and they lived in Chennai.
                    Kanchana, the daughter was their first child. Then came Dilip their only son, followed by the girls Bala and Rekha.
                    R K Sekhar had the ear and special talent to recognize the potential of new sounds of music instruments. It was his habit to travel to Singapore to understand the latest trends in music instruments. He introduced to South Indian music the early synthesizers like Univox and Claviolin. In those days only international music bands had them.
                    R K Sekhar introduced Balamurali Krishna and S.P. Balasubramaniam to Malayalam film songs in the film Yogamullaval. R K Sekhar had introduced many new singers to Malayalam film industry like Brahmanandan, etc.
                    A music fanatic and a workaholic, R K Sekhar worked day and night rehearsing songs, arranging music and recording songs without sparing time for either food or sleep. He literally lived in the recording studios with only tea and dry bread for food and an occasional nap. As a result, he contracted chronic ulcer. Finally, he had to move from hospital to hospital for treatment as the disease reached terminal stage. His assistants went and waited in hospitals to write down the music scores as he dictated them from bed, amidst excruciating pain.
                    In 1977, R K Sekhar passed away in his 42nd year. Dilip, the now Mozart of Madras, was just eleven then.
                    R K Sekhar’s daughter Kanchana is also a good singer and today her son GV Prasad is a music director to reckon with. His mother became Rahana when her family converted. His father Venkatesh, is a business man. Prakash has made music for hits like Kreeedom, Veyil, Unale Unale, Pollathavan, Seval, Vellithirai and, of course, Rajini’s Kuselan.
                    There are many positive traits, Rahman has picked up by ancestry. Like his Father, Rahman was innovative and ready to absorb and blend foreign music in to his. He like his father was always a keen ear for new, fresh talent. He probably started living his father’s dream but has surely surpassed it, long ago.
                    “The memories of my father remain my inspiration. I have seen famous film music personalities and film directors of those years waiting for my father in the verandah of our house. Father used to work for eight or nine films at a time. I think he died of excessive exertion.
                    Beneficiaries have recounted to me how my father helped them, how he created opportunities for them. I was very moved by all that….”
                    On another occasion A R Rahman said: “My mother has told me a lot about my father. Hearing them gave me great pleasure. Father was greatly regarded as one well-versed in Music. I listen to his old songs even now. I believe that by God’s grace I have inherited a small part of his great genius in music.”
                    So we can more or less understand the seed of his music. But what made him special is the faith and spiritual experience he underwent. In his sorrow-filled days, Dilip found consolation in Islamic faith. It is said that in 1988, when his sister was in death-bed suffering from the same disease as his father and all efforts to save her reached a dead-end, a Muslim Sufi Pir saved her. After this event the entire family converted to Islam. Dilip changed his name to Allah Rakha Rahman, in short A R Rahman.

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      So you Sinkalam what is your message.

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    Please explain your addiction for kissing the Jarapassa hemorrhoids.

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      “She” seems to be doing that to come out of PMS that seems to hit once a week in her case, around Thursday.

      You can expect Poorten’s garbge by tomorrow, if he survives another night at Galagedera.

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    Vibu.. says “Haven’t you heard, narrow minds have no friends?”.… This is very valid statement, but the issue is SL leaders and their foolish followers like you have no enough brain cells to see what is really happening to SL..SL has no friends, very few has any respect to current SL leaders, perhaps only Russia, Middle East type corrupt leaders… But we hear leading EU/UN/USA people, and Desmond Tutu, Lee Kuwn Yew type other breeds understand and sympathise with SL Tamils and believe what Tamil diaspora tells..
    If you don’t know where you are, how do you find your way to where you want to go….

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    Tisaranee has outdone herself in this piece (I say that always), a writer who is incredibly honest in presenting the truth as it really is, without fear or favour, I salute her!

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      There is nothing honest about what has been written. The sort of diatribe often appears in sites like TamilNet for the consumption of Tamil hardliners and terror agents. Re-Sinhalisation of the land in the North and East is of paramount importance for reasons of national security. Besides, the government has a duty to reclaim what was stolen from the original trustees of the land. Afterall the proponents of the 50-50 solution will have no reason to complain until such time there are as many Sinhalese as Tamils in the Northern Province. It could become 50+. Another, denigrating Anagharika Dharmapala will get nowhere; only it helps the hardliners more determined with land acqusition and re-Sinhalisation.

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      ” So while the TNA lives in an imagined reality and pursues mirages “

      The TGTE occupies the space space, and I agree on that with TG.

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      tweet tweet, keep on keeping on writing.

      Run, run, run (Tamil Diaspora)`Terminally Demented` village louts –

      TGTE = Tontine Grapes Tam`ill` Emptyheads

      `Tam`ill` Terrorist`s with ‘Singhaphobia’

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        Ja_vi You JIHADIST and Javi Pisasu the twin.

        JIHADISTS and PIGS ( Three Million already slaughtered ) can RUN RUN and RUN but you cant hide.

        (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕)(^‿◕)(^‿◕)(^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕)

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          Kāliya Toxic Sock Syndrome P4P,stupefaction.

          Smelly pincushions.
          Jaffna Tam`ill` poop in the outdoors its part of Hindu culture.

          It is VERY EASY to fool Tam`ill`s.
          89,000 Tamil war widows!! :)
          In vain, army should have made it 890,000.
          Tigers must have the same fate as dogs! :)

          “Pungi Bajao, Verti Bhagao”
          (blow the flute & drive away the tam`ill)

          `Hole in One` Monster V Prabkaran the `Mother of All Stepfathers`,

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            Ja_vi the JIHADIST PIG:

            Three million PIGS slaughtered by PIGS. It is PIG on PIG.

            (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕)(^‿◕)(^‿◕)(^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕) (^‿◕)

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              Hole in One Monster V Prabkaran the mother of All stepfathers,

              Kāliya `Ugly, Sucking, with ‘Singhaphobia’

              Mass Tamil graves are victory symbols.|`

              `S2`- Sit the f**k down and shut the f**k up

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    Tisaranee

    is an exemplar for the Sri Lankan liars to to shed their lies and deception and emulate, but they never will, will they?

    Hats off to her.

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    as always, TG is worshiping minority scums

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      ela darling

      I am a minority and are you calling me a scum

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      @ELU kola

      As always, DONG!

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        buru mike, thanks

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    .
    Who knows, these Sinhalese settlers might become Tamil speaking Sinhalese and may request to sing anthem in Tamil?

    :-)

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    The best solution to the “Sinhalization” of the north and east is for Tamil people to buy land and invest in these parts of the island. This is the opposite of the “Boycott Sri Lanka campaign” that is being promoted by the British Tamil Forum and others. These people are urging a total boycott of investment in Sri Lanka, foolishly comparing Sri Lanka with South Africa.

    Such a boycott will harm the most vulnerable people in Sri Lanka and play into the hands of the Rajapaksa regime who can unite the Sri Lankan voters against foreign conspiracies against the mother country.

    I think the obsession with Sinhalese-Buddhists is overdone, however. There are many people who are not Buddhist or Sinhalese who are generally supportive of the Rajapaksa government for modernizing the country and bringing economic development after defeating the terrorist threat of the ruthless LTTE. This development has dangers though – including the rise of casinos and gambling, of socially destructive corruption and nepotism as well as environmental damage and pollution.

    The biggest danger is, though, militarization, of which there are many signs. Of particular concern is the combination of Defence with Urban Development. This could mean that construction jobs that could further the experience and income of civilians (be they Tamil, Sinhalese or Muslim) are given to the military. However, it is possible for the Sri Lankan military to be a different type of military – one where soldiers are not too proud to clean drains and work in the fields planting crops. One that builds homes for the dispossessed and poor.

    Militaries do not have a good track record when it comes to protecting the environment, though. So who is to protect the unique and precious Sri Lankan natural environment from the hounds of war combined with the masters of “development”?

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      Are you that stupid to know that the MR regime in the name of development establishing exclusively Sinhala only settlements military or otherwise. So you logic is that, the Tamils should buy land with their own money and the Sinhala are being hand-held and settled for free! Do really believe that the regime will allow the Tamils to buy land in the areas that are earmarked for settlement? What do you smoke?

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        You are right, use that money to start another terror war. That will make things good for all Tamils.

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          Nuisance

          “You are right, use that money to start another terror war. That will make things good for all Tamils.”

          Could you tell us what Anura and Chambika were doing abroad?

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          euse,

          That shows you have nothing to counter my post! You are a supporter of exclusively Sinhala only settlements within N&E being carried out by the arrogant majority. This is why the would is turning against the Sinhala despite the LTTE..

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      Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam,

      You are neither Sinhalese nor Tamil, what are you blabbering about about what Tamils should do?

      Do you think people will think you are neutral? Never!

      You simply reflect the Sinhala Buddhist racist thinking.

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        You see Romesh these two Tamils are utter racists and supporters of terror. It’s Eelam or nothing for them….so it will be nothing….as usual.

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          paul

          “You see Romesh these two Tamils are utter racists and supporters of terror.”

          So there isn’t much difference between Sinhala/Buddhists and Tamils.

          Is there any?

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        Thiru, you are right that I am neither Sinhalese nor Tamil. Though I have both Sinhalese and Tamil ancestry I have lived most of my life in Australia. That’s one reason that I know that human rights abuses are not unique to Sri Lanka. Australia has many human rights abuses, too – especially when it comes to Indigenous people, the prison and psychiatric systems and the detention centres. But there is no “Boycott Australia campaign” and neither should there be.

        The best way to change things in Sri Lanka is to engage with the nation, investing time and money in developing those aspects of life in Sri Lanka that need development. The wildlife sanctuaries, for example. The same applies to Australia.

        Likewise my promotion of multilingualism is not confined to Sri Lanka – Australia will also benefit from multilingualism. In my opinion the promotion of multilingualism in Tamil, Sinhalese and English is the surest way of ensuring a peaceful and harmonious relationship between the peoples of Sri Lanka. Learning a new new language is also said to ward off dementia.

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          Dr Alagaratnam

          “The best way to change things in Sri Lanka is to engage with the nation”

          We are doing that for many years. While we are doing that treatment of Tamils got worse and worse with successive govts.

          “5.4. The Sri Lankan government has persistently claimed that, if provided time and space, it will evolve homegrown processes that will address the need for a political solution, improvement in human rights and accountability. This claim must be evaluated against the chronic unwillingness of the government to honour its own commitments to the people of Sri Lanka and the international community. Some of these commitments have been repeated for many years, with no progress made on the ground.

          5.5. Moreover, the trajectory of the government’s conduct indicates that, if given time and space, that time and space will be utilized to pursue the agenda that the government has brazenly undertaken despite assurances to the contrary. That agenda entails the silencing of the democratic voice of the Tamil people, the entrenching of power at the centre and the transformation of the linguistic, cultural and religious composition of the North and East so as to negate the need for a political solution.”

          http://www.sangam.org/2012/03/TNA_BrokenPromises.php

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            anpu,
            First you have to spell out specifics of what you need from the gov. What are these political solutions? and for what reasons? What are these improvements of human rights and accountability? What commitments were made by the gov. and when?
            You need to publicize answers to my questions rather than using blanket statements so that the citizens will understand your concerns.
            You say we were engaged with the gov. for many years but Tamils got worse and worse with successive govts. I hope you are not considering what Tamils did during the last 30 years as engaging with the gov.
            I hope you are intelligent enough to realize that waging a war against the country for 30 years will take at least another 30 years to win back the trust of the people affected. So, if you are in real luck something might happen during your life time. Though I say “something” here I still don’t know what it is. I have repeatedly asked readers in this forum what rights the Tamils don’t have but the Sinhalese do. Not a single person has answered my question. But most, including you continue to write about the need for a “political solution”, “human rights” issues, “reconciliation” issues etc. etc. without any specifics. So please answer my post with real answers.

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              Eusense

              “First you have to spell out specifics of what you need from the gov.”

              Strengthening the Provincial Council System, May 2008: Final Report

              Read the above report where you will find interesting observations by 7 chief ministers and what powers they lack and what powers they want the centre to devolve.

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                Vedda,
                Another stupid answer with blanket coverage: “strengthening the provincial council system”
                Are you scared to give specifics or you too have no idea what you want?
                Please, don’t respond to me if you don’t understand my questions! I feel I am dealing with a bunch of morons here!

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              Eusense,

              “First you have to spell out specifics of what you need from the gov.”

              Don’t you think it is waste of time we Tamils giving specifics? We have given our specifics from 1948.

              Successive Ceylon & Sri Lankan govts promised and broken promises starting before independence and to date.

              I have given a link to Mr Sampanthan speech earlier. This is another speech by Mr Sampanthan http://sangam.org/tna-leader-p-sampanthan-mps-speech/ in Parliament, August 22, 2012

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            Anpu,

            You have cut and pasted from Tamil Sangam. If I’m not mistaken this is a USA-based organization that was strongly supportive of the LTTE and the separatist cause. Tamil Sangam made little or no effort to engage with the Sri Lankan government. Quite the opposite.

            According to High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, presently 70% of Colombo city is owned by Tamils. There are Tamils in high positions in the government and the Northern Province is governed by a Tamil opposition party. Though there is a strong military presence, the numbers of military personnel in the Jaffna peninsula has decreased since the end of the war. Kariyawasam says that development in the north was more than 20%, compared with 7.5% for the island as a whole.

            It is, however, likely that the developments are those in the interests of the military and the growing power of the Defence Secretary, something that should be resisted. Reconstruction and urban development may be more efficiently achieved by the military than by civilian construction companies, but it denies opportunities for development of civil infrastructure and construction skills and income.

            There have been efforts, I have read, to attract Tamils into the military and police. This, coupled with promotion of trilingualism from primary school onwards could result in a more peaceful and harmonious future for everyone.

            As for investment by Tamils, I am presenting an alternative to the proposed boycott. I am not saying that poor Tamil people should not be given land and a livelihood for free.

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              DR Alagaratnam,
              I forgot to mention it was the statement released by R. Sampanthan
              Leader, Tamil National Alliance. It does not matter who publish sangam or Dr Brian Senewiratne.

              I will try to come back to you on the other points you raised later.

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              Dr Alagartnam,

              Are you going to say Colombo Telegraph, Ground View Tisaranee Gunasegara are LTTE supporters?

              State Facilitated Colonization of Northern Sri Lanka – 2013 http://groundviews.org/2013/09/19/state-facilitated-colonization-of-northern-sri-lanka-2013/

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              Dr Alagaratnam,

              How can we trust High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam ?
              http://ustpac.org/militarization/

              You know Sri Lankan story on ” zero casualty” & Sinhalese Buddhist army fought UN charter on one hand ..

              Then the govt figure rose from zero to 8000 casualties.

              “..To summarize, the President said to the world in May 2009 that “The soldiers carried the human rights charter in one hand and the gun in the other hand” and “Zero civilian casualties”. …”
              http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2014/08/sri-lanka-commission-for-omissions.html

              “On 19 January, President Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered a speech claiming the entire northern province held only 12,000 military personnel, a “drastic reduction” from 70,000 at the end of the war in May 2009, with fewer than 10 military camps in the whole of the north. Two days later, a presentation made by his secretary, Lalith Weeratunga, to the diplomatic community in Geneva indicated that army numbers in the north had fallen by a third, from nearly 120,000 in May 2009 to about 80,000 toward the end of 2013.”

              “..the ratio of all military and paramilitary personnel to civilians may well approach the 1:5 ratio previous studies have indicated. (This is even higher than the ratio of military personnel to civilians found today in Kashmir, at the height of the second war in Chechnya or the conflict in Northern Ireland, during the surge in Iraq, or even during the French occupation of Algeria.) “

              http://blog.crisisgroup.org/asia/2014/03/25/the-forever-war-military-control-in-sri-lankas-north/

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          Dr. Romesh,

          You are both a Sinhala Tamil and Tamil Sinhalese. If we leave out these labels, you are the quintessential Sri Lankan genetically. The branches are debating, calling each other names, killing each other and belittling each other as aliens to this land, forgetting or deliberately ignoring the fact that they are the branches and twigs from the same genetic stock. Without that deep rooted trunk/ stock, they will wither and die. They are nothing without their genetic origins and how it manifested. The worst is that those who had landed in our shores in past two or three centuries and have become part of one community or other, are those who raise the battle cry and wave the battle flags. The new converts are historically more fervent than the long standing ones in any faith!

          What blights this country of cultured and decent peoples are its sanctimonious ,hypocritical , ill-educated and low class politicians and thugs clad in robes.

          Dr.RN

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            Dr RN,

            Though I too have concerns about their behaviour, the Sangha in Sri Lanka have always been politically active. This was so during the time of autocratic kings, who were tempered in their behaviour, at times, by the Sangha, who were in turn supported by the public. It is difficult to change such a deeply ingrained mentality among the Sinhalese villagers. It seems that they look on Mahinda Rajapaksa as a king. The old kings of Sri Lanka also appointed family members to powerful positions under them. It seems like old habits are hard to break.

            As for uneducated people in politics, here in Brisbane I have found that our state health minister was a farm labourer before he entered politics. The Federal Health Minister was a policeman. Neither known anything about science, health or medicine. It seems to me that though there are some thugs in the Sri Lankan parliament (about whom we hear constantly in CT), there are also some erudite articulate men. Promoting trilingualism will mean that in a generation the Sri Lankan parliament will have men and women capable of debating in Sinhalese, Tamil or English. The war was fought for 30 years, can you imagine the effect of 30 years of concerted efforts towards multilingualism?

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          Dr Romesh,

          I am not at all concerned with whether you are a Tamil, a Sinhala, or hailed from a mixed ancestry; I respond to what you write on these forums. I have read some of your contributions; most appear rather condescending and contradictive.

          Majority of the Tamils both inside and outside of sri lanka never supported a separate state but for a negotiated settlement in respect of their genuine grievances. Many Tamils including myself wanted the LTTE weakened but never wanted its complete demise. This is because; we knew that the Sinhala would overrun the Tamils politically, culturally, and demographically. We have been proved right in every sense of the word; only impediment to the Sinhala total dominance is the international community!

          We are not imbeciles; we know that there are many injustices in the world. Many developed countries went through and some are still dealing with disparities and social injustices. We cannot worry about what is afoot in other countries. We need to deal with what is being done to us at the hands of the arrogant majority with impunity. Once the war concluded, many Tamils along with many decent Sinhala expected the MR regime to show magnanimity and restore self-respect for the Tamils. Instead, what we see is many insidious schemes to subjugate the Tamils. By artificially altering the demography of the N&E through state sponsored Sinhala only colonisations, the regime is aiming to strike a dagger into the spine of the Tamil psyche. The regime cares two hoots about the Tamil sentiments and their feelings. The aim is total subjugation, and at this juncture, you write and advise the Tamils to buy land in mitigation! Did you really think through before putting pen to paper? GR has personally barred dual citizenship for the Tamils; this is to weaken the Tamils collectively. Your shallow comprehension of what is afoot is astounding!

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            Burning Issue,

            You say you wanted the LTTE weakened but not defeated. Doesn’t that mean the war would have continued? Wasn’t 30 years long enough?

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              Dr Romesh,

              On the contrary; weakened to the point of no return to war; just like what happened to the JVP. Many political wing of the LTTE personal surrendered but they were summarily executed!

              When Confederate General Lee surrendered to the Union line, General Grant ensured that his counterpart was not humiliated and treated him with respect. He subsequently divulged that he put future rebuilding and reconciliation at the forefront of him mind.

              What the GOSL did was opposite and recklessly cared little about the Tamil sentiments. Everything that has been done in the name of rebuilding or reconciliation is frivolous, insincere and insensitive. You harp on about trilingualism; I do not doubt your sincerity, but the Tamils are totally incredulous that such talk is futile and insincere. What is really happening is, the Sinhala language is being thrust down the throat of the Tamils.

              Tamils live in Colombo in numbers because Colombo is the economic hub and the capital of the country. The best way to ensure free movements of peoples is to create economic conditions for people to chose their place of residence. I have not seen you uttering a single word against the organised Sinhala only settlements within north and east. How do you expect the Tamils to embrace reconciliation with such arrogant overture from the majority. No Tamil is against Sinhala willingly want live within the north and East just like the Tamils reside in other parts of the country.

              MR banned the national anthem singing in Tamil; how do you square this gesture with your quest to make SL trilingual? What other positive measures that you can show that place the project of trilingualism in better light? You need to understand the genuine incredulity on the part of the Tamils that the MR regime is not about reconciliation. They are in it for themselves emboldened by the age old Sinhala Buddhist nationalism. The regime has surrounded itself with chauvinists and racists. The best way forward is a regime change in conjunction with international pressure to restore democracy with a political arrangement for the minorities to live in peace with the Sinhala. MR is not just a bad news for the minorities but he is equally bad for the Sinhala. Sooner the Sinhala realise this reality the quicker he can be done away with.

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                Many of the political wing of the JVP are in Parliament, as the recently passed resolutions make obvious. even the CM sang hosannas to the vile Prabhakaran.

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                  correction : political wing of the LTTE

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                Burning Issue,

                Thanks for clarifying yourself about “weakening” the LTTE but not defeating them. In fact that is exactly what happened. The LTTE continues as the TGTE (Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam) – with the same people backing it. The Sri Lankan political branch of the LTTE was absorbed into the TNA; for obvious reasons no one is going to tolerate the re-emergence of the LTTE as the “Tamil Tigers” in Sri Lanka.

                The other LTTE leaders (who were not killed) such as Karuna and Pillayan have indeed entered peaceful politics after abandoning the gun. They have also abandoned demands for a separate state, preferring to work for Tamil rights within a united island nation. The spanner in the works is the network of overseas organizations that claim to be speaking for Tamil rights while making wild accusations about “genocide” and “concentration camps”. I have some knowledge of what the Nazis did to the Jews and Gypsies in the 1940s, and what the British did to the Boers in real “concentration camps” in the 1890s. It hurts the Tamil cause to make such wild claims.

                The specific “white flag” incident you mention does sound like a summary execution of surrendering LTTE bosses. This was not the entire LTTE leadership, by any means. Most of the LTTE leadership was living in the safety of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Many of these people are now distancing themselves from the LTTE, but some are trying to keep the Eelam dream alive. The TGTE hopes to achieve Eelam by taking vexatious litigation again selected members of the government and army, the previous enemies of the LTTE. Sounds like a waste of time, money and effort.

                When it comes to Sinhala-only settlements I do not support their establishment, since I think that Tamil should be taught to Sinhalese children with the support of the government. I think that every school in Sinhalese areas should have Tamil teachers teaching the Tamil language throughout the island. The history of Sri Lankan Tamil is not the same as that of Indian Tamil and the languages are not identical. I was not fortunate enough to learn all three languages when I was at Trinity College in the 1970s – the choice was Sinhalese or Tamil (as as second language, since I studied in the English medium).

                As for being forced to learn Sinhalese, I think the language should be compulsory in schools throughout the island, though the main medium of instruction would be in Tamil when taught by Tamil (or bilingual) teachers in areas with many Tamil students. I’m talking about harmonious reconciliation between Tamil and Sinhalese language and culture. There is much in common in the customs and temperament of Tamil and Sinhalese people, and there is common ground in their languages. There is also common ground between Hinduism and Buddhism.

                Regarding regime change I have no problem with that provided it is done peacefully through the ballot and not the way of the LTTE – through the bullet. They even have crossed assault rifles on their flag.

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                  Dr Romesh,

                  The LTTE was well established and permeated around the world for a very long time. Hence, there is no surprise that still there are elements operating with the same goal albeit rather passively. Their existence is no way indicative of the position of the Tamil Diasporas holistically as far as the Tamil national question is concerned. There are still people who carry aloft the Tiger flags at various protests though such things are diminishing. There are Tamil centred organisations working towards exposing the war crimes and crimes against humanity; they mainly lobby UN and other international actors. There are credible evidences exist that the GOSL had gravely wronged the Tamil community during the last stages of the war. Weather such crimes would amount to Genocide or not, I cannot tell you; nor can you. This is why; it is paramount that the UN investigation should be allowed to conduct investigations with the full backing of the world. Evidently, SL have chosen non-corporation though she is a signatory! If SL did not commit crimes let alone genocide, as you imply, what is stopping them from cooperating?

                  Accountability is vital to bring people closer to reconciliation. A man of your caliber should know that, people need to know the truth and people, government and organisations need to accept responsibility accepting that the Tamil people have been wronged and many, many people perished as a direct result of their actions. A proper account of who died and who survived should be documented and death certificate issues. These are steps that need to be taken without any delay. In the absence of such a situation, it is absolutely correct for the Tamil Diaspora to agitate. So it is not erudite to conflate such a diaspora into one and accusing them as separatists!

                  I will write more on TNA and LTTE time permiting.

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                    Burning Issue,

                    I do not think that most of the Tamil Diaspora support separatism let alone the LTTE. There are noisy elements that do.

                    As for genocide, this has been a particular subject of research for me. I finished a book in 2001 titled “Eugenics and Genocide in the Modern World” in which I looked at the role of the racist eugenics movement (which originated in London in the 1880s) in providing the scientific rationale for mass-murder and slavery in Australia (of Aborigines), Africa (under the Germans and British) and Europe (under the Nazis). The eugenics movement was discredited after it was revealed after World War II that the Nazis had used eugenics theory to justify and orchestrate their race-based genocide of Jews and Gypsies. It was little mentioned, but its influence continued in universities in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia, in particular. Like the eugenists of the 1920s they were obsessed by “global overpopulation” by dark-skinned people.

                    During the Cold War the vestiges of the eugenics movement was absorbed into university academia and fed the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, sociology, psychiatry and genetics. Also, the German and Japanese experts in biological, chemical and psychological warfare (all of which were used in the Nazi genocide) were given new identities and jobs in the West under Operation Paperclip. The Russians and Americans fought over these killer scientists; several also came to Australia and some escaped justice to South America.
                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

                    The main focus of “Eugenics and Genocide in the Modern World” was on evidence linking the eugenics movement with the AIDS epidemic and the quest for Zero Population Growth (ZPG) that was touted as a global objective by population scientists in the 1960s and 1970s. There was an unprecedented effort to reduce the population in Africa, Asia and South America, promoting condoms. This was in the early 1970s, before the AIDS epidemic. After the AIDS epidemic began in 1978 condom sales increased dramatically, since they were promoted as a preventive measure (which they are).

                    I won’t go into more detail about my research into AIDS and biological warfare here, but you can read the 2001 version of the book:
                    http://www.scribd.com/doc/71007453/Eugenics-and-Genocide-in-the-Modern-World-the-cause-of-the-AIDS-epidemic-by-Dr-Romesh-Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

                    or watch a video documentary I made on the subject in 2005:
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpMp2HAqAeE

                    This is the possible genocide that I think needs urgent investigation. The UN cannot be trusted to do the investigation though, because its agencies are implicated in it.

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    This statue is an insult to king Dutugemunu, what happened to his two legs. It looks like he is stuck in mud.just like MARA now.

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    The SLFP-MEP Coalition of 1956 sowed the seeds of racial-language division that gradually destroyed most of the salient features of the nation, the safeguards in society laid down by the British and national unity. The current JHU project will complete that part of the unfinished work that was started by Sinhala Buddhist extremists in 1956.

    Only for these reasons it is simply a matter of time before the country is split into two. Don’t blame the Tamils for that. Lack of political wisdom on the part of the governing post-Independence Sinhalese leaders, growing intolerance on the part of the Buddhist clergy that has violated every canon of what the Buddha stood for and the new factor of a politicised and oversized army will be identified by future historians as the fate that befell this once united land since the arrival of the first colonialists invader.

    Nettabomman

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    Social Engineering Sri Lanka.

    ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄

    “Ragupati Raghav Raja Ram”

    There is no velvet style revolution.

    Let’s Just Jam.,Jam.⍟ ❥ ツ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdftdlVEOuM

    ⍟ ❥ツ❥ ツ ⍟ ❥ ツ

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      Ja_vi the JIHADIST PIG.

      There is a Religious Engineering Islamic State. Three Million slaughtered.

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        Eiffel Syndrome,

        Terminally ill Kaliya , Jaffna Tam`ill` Terrorist ‘Singhaphobia’

        Nothing compared to Jaffna Tam`ill` thieves who try to steal part of the Sinhala-Muslim island!!

        Tigers must have the same fate as dogs! :)

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          Ja_vi JIHADIST PIG:

          Three Million PIGS Slaughtered. PIGS on PIGS. Thousands of body bags arriving daily.

          140,000 Tamils were slaughtered by Sinkalam and Muslim Soldiers.
          But NO MORE TAMIL BLOOD. It will never happen.

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            Eiffel Syndrome,

            Terminally ill Kaliya , Jaffna Tam`ill` Terrorist ‘Singhaphobia’

            There is no ethnic problem in SL.
            Let Tamil Nadu fishes rob Tamil Madu’s fish.
            It only benefits Tamils. So bust it.

            Jaffna Tamils are the only enemies.
            Did the Muslims bomb the Dalada Maligawa? No.
            Did the Muslims kill pilgrims at the holy tree? No.
            Did Muslims chop 35 young Buddhist monks? No.
            Jaffna Tamils did these heinous crimes.

            Jaffna Tamils must learn to SUCK IT UP and move on.
            Otherwise they invite more trouble.
            Our bombs and guns are nearing expiry date.

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              Ja_vi JIHADIST PIG:

              I thought the author of SUK IT UP is your twin brother. Have you beheaded him and I wont be surprised.

              There is a Religious Problem in Sri Lankaand if in doubt ask BBS.

              Dalda Maligawa was bombed by Sri Lankan barabric soldiers to put the blame on LTTE.
              The Sinhalese Barabric Army killed the Pilgrims if any was killed to put the blame on LTTE.
              You lot will kill your own to score points,
              If any Buddhist Monks was chopped it was self inflicted. This is what happens when Monks carry knives. If in doubt ask Banki Moon the Buddhist Monk. They go into a rage in hot sun and just wield the knife killing any one in sight.

              I can understand hy wyou feel bitter for the LTTE chasing you out. You are STATELESS & HOMELESS and you will die a bitter man. Betrayal never pays.

              Muslims are guilty of terrible crimes.

              Three Million PIGS Slaughterd. PIGS on PIGS. More body bags hourly.
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    The timing of the movie on Anagarika Dharmapala and the “Dampal Riya Sariya” vehicle procession are plans by the super ambitious Champika Ranawake (now bald headed??) to make his bid to the top job now that there is speculation MR may not qualify to contest. Ranawake believes he has fooled a large number of the Buddhist voters with his “this is a Buddhist country” gimmick. Weerawansa, the other faithful believer of this trick, is trying to go solo with his new Party and daring the Rajapakses – is further evidence of this. Both of them cannot win on their own but, in the nature of things of our peculiar brand of politics, they can end up with a lot of cash by doing deals with the front-runners.

    Backlash

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    to all incorigible sons and daughters of commentators here and elsewhere,you are free to express, recite,comment and say and do anything but leave the religeon out please .for any thing you sons & daughters of Bi….s always call SINHALA BUDDHIST: DOES ANY OF SINHALA BUDDHIST COMMENTATORS OR THE LIKE EVER ADDRESS THE TAMILS AS TAMIL HINDUS and so on?Learn to ascimilate and intergrate.don`t think you are special people.if so you have no place here otherthan TN.Go back.Here in Sri Lanka we are all one with different cultures and religeons,but one as a nation.No shortcuts,though the only one is NANTHIKADAL:!!!

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      kishore

      “for any thing you sons & daughters of Bi….s always call SINHALA BUDDHIST:”

      I address them as Sinhala/Buddhists and also ask the fellow forum sharers to liberate Buddha’s teaching from the Sinhala/Buddhists. Unlike Sinhala/Buddhists the Tamils do not call themselves Tamil Hindu.

      “DOES ANY OF SINHALA BUDDHIST COMMENTATORS OR THE LIKE EVER ADDRESS THE TAMILS AS TAMIL HINDUS”

      When necessary I address them as Tamil/Saivaites.

      What seems to be your problem?

      “if so you have no place here otherthan TN.Go back”

      I hate to agree with you. The Tamils should go back to their ancestral land Tamilnadu. When they go they should take their Sinhala/Buddhist brethren with them and drop them either in Tamilnadu or Bihar.

      “Here in Sri Lanka we are all one with different cultures and religeons,but one as a nation.”

      You are right it is one nation, it is Nation of Veddah.

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    To the Sinhala semi-literate bigot who has stolen the Indian name Kishore – Your loss of temper is understandable because that is all you can do i.e. conspire and physically harm those of minority races.
    Since you are unable to understand – it is the JHU, Ranawake, drummer Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena and the lot who invoke religion for their political advancement. When we take Sinhala Buddhist extremists to task, we separate Sinhala Christians – who are generally law abiding and peaceful people. They are also made to feel insecure in the past few decades is common knowledge.

    As to the idiotic “go back to India” cry, I am afraid you are ignorant most of the Karawe, Durawe, Salagama lot came here from the Districts of the Madras Presidency during recent centuries. By your logic, if they too leave to their home country what are you left with.

    Nettabomman

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      Nettabomman

      “By your logic, if they too leave to their home country what are you left with.”

      He/she/it will have to go back to his/her/its ancestral homeland either in North or South India.

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    Australia , England and Canada help settle refugees in remote parts of their countries to disperse the population evenly to avid congestion, strain on resources, and infrastructure in already populated centres.

    They do this by providing the Dole, Job subsidies, Rent assistance, even free housing free education , free Health cover and even preferential University admissions..

    Our Srilankan inhabitants in the South were barred from settling or even travelling to the North and the East for 30 years.

    This has resulted in our populates centres in the South bursting at the seams.

    Galle which had only about 200,000 .before Prabakaran now house nearly 2 Million..

    Gampaha , Kurunegala are other centres which have too many to support.

    Doesn’t’ the Srilankan Government have the right to allow these people to settle in the North , where the population density is 40 per Sq Kilometre in comparison to over 400 in the South.

    Surely this allegation of Ms T about Land grabbing and Sinhalization , can’t gel with the TNA backing West.. Can it ?..

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    “Soon after the Fourth Eelam War ended, a local UPFA politician put up a banner near Kynsey Road, asking Mahinda Rajapaksa to complete the task left half-done by King Dutugemunu.”

    MR is not only driving away Tamils, He is also driving away Sinhalese and Muslims. Ultimately, only the Clan will be left in Sri Lanka.

    I have heard it said that Sri Lanka is training Doctors and Engineers for employment in Foreign Lands, and they are mostly Sinhalese!

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    Instead of Nandimittagama in reference to the Chief Warrior, it is most appropriate to have Fonseka – gama chief Warrior of King Mahinda? . It is probably inappropriate to demote a prince, a king in waiting to a status of a commoner garden Warrior to have Gotabaya – gama!!! However there maybe many Namal- gamas considering his attempts at reproduction and then there will be Pabha-gamas and Anarkali – gamas and so on and so on………and so on….

    OBVIOUSLY I AM NOT PROMOTING SETTLEMENTS, BUT TRYING TO BE LOGICAL!

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    This attempt at changing place names is an on-going story. Kal Aru to Gal Oya , Padavikulam to Oadawiya, Manak Aru to Weli Oya, Udappu to Uddapuwa, Palavi to Pallawiya etc. come to mind. We have also in the Tamil Vanni, Janakapura, Agbopura, Namalpura, etc. History is being distorted deliberately in conjunction with the state-supported effort to change demography, not for economic but base political reasons.

    The fact that the Tamils who had abandoned the South post 1983, moved back in hordes during the Eelam wars, despite being in a state of siege ( police station registrations and frequent raids) and have as all humans will , established roots there, is being touted as an example of how generous the Sri Lankan State is to let the Tamils live amidst the Sinhalese.
    The Tamils had to choose between a bigger and smaller evil or seek refuge off shore.

    Dr. RN

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    Narendran,
    Though I do not support changing names of villages, if there are valid reasons for doing so we need to accept that. Do you have enough evidence to state “History is being distorted deliberately in conjunction with the state-supported effort to change demography, not for economic but base political reasons”. Or are you just speculating?

    It is also unfair for you to state “Tamils had to choose between a bigger and smaller evil….” because you very well know the conditions prevailed during the Elam war. There were countless number of suicide murders in Colombo by Tamil terrorists sent from the north. As you and I both know you can’t identify a Tamil suicide bomber from a innocent Tamil in Colombo. If the gov. has to protect its citizens, unfortunately it needs to consider every Tamil as a suspect and activate a process to register them and identify them as non-terrorists. These are consequences that innocent Tamils have to undergo when a minority of Tamils resort to violence and terrorism. You blaming the then gov. as a bigger “evil” is wrong and uncalled for. Instead you should blame the terror perpetrators.
    I see you shedding a lot of tears for the Tamils in your posts and blaming the gov. for all that is happening. What were you doing when Paryabakaran was perpetrating violence against us?

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      Eusense,

      What are the valid reasons to change Tamil village names to Sinhala? Can you list them? Are these not attempts to erase the historical facts relating to the extent of Tami presence in the Island in the past?

      There is enough evidence to prove that many Sinhala settlements in the Southern Vanni wre planned to create a Sinhala buffer zone betwen the north and the east. Gamini Disanayake spearheaded this effort. In the east too many colonization schemes turned out to be Sinhala only. Padavikulam which became Padaviya and a major Sinhala colonization scheme was used by C.P.De Silva to raise an army of thugs to attack Vavuniya in 1958. The Gal Oya scheme also became a recruitment ground for Sinhala thugs in the various anti tamil riots. I am sure readers of CT can cite many such instances. Tamil yet fear the spectre of Sinhala colonization schemes and the potential for trouble the represent.

      Finally, the bigger evil that I was referring to was the LTTE and the lesser evil, the government of Sri Lanka, at that point in time. To escape from the LTTE clutches was no easy task, but many Tamils did. However innicuous your justifications may sound, the lesser evil too was evil, due to the manner in which the methods used were open to corruption, harrasment and degrading behavious of mainly the police. A house off Hampden Lane in Colombo. 6, was bull dozed because it was alleged that the Tamil occupants had harboured an LTTE cadre. The Wellawatte Policemen earned a lot of extra money during this period using Tamil middle men as intermediaries.

      Dr.RN

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        narendran,
        Hope you read my post. I stated that I do not support or condone petty actions like changing names of villages etc. Having said that if the residents of a particular village needs it changed that is their prerogative. If the Sinhalese or the Tamil majority of the village needs it changed that is democracy working, and I don’t consider it as erasing historical facts.
        I still can’t understand why you consider SL as already divided and separated, and talk about buffer zones and “settlements” and “intruding” Tamil areas. Sri Lanka in my mind is still one country and like the Tamils who settled down in the south the Sinhalese should be able to settle down anywhere they want as long as those Sinhalese are willing to do so. Many Sinhalese settlements were as a results of Tamil politicians not allowing Tamils to work in gov. projects in protest. Not corporating with the gov., Satyagraha, Hartal etc. were partly responsible for most of what you state.

        You state, “… innicuous your justifications may sound, the lesser evil too was evil”. What do you say about the Sinhalese who did not know whether they would return home to their family after work in one piece because of terrorist bombings? That was not evil for you? What kind of hypocrite are you to talk about evils of Tamils while ignoring the Sinhalese who had nothing to do with terrorism?
        I have reminded you so many times that if you unleash terrorism against a government you have to face the consequences. Colombo 6 bulldozing of a home is one such consequence. In one of my other responses I have explained to you how this works. Apparently, you anticipated a happy and smooth life and a Elam for the Tamils while the Tamil terrorist suicide murdered over 100,000 innocent Sri Lankans! Sorry, now it is too late to start complaining.

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          Eu sense,

          I have always condemned the LTTE terror campaign unequivocally. Where or in whom does the hypocricy lie? In my life time I have cringed in fear as a child in 1958, I have run over hills chased by thugs in 1977. I remember the fear that I felt when the 1983 riots broke out on the very day I had left the isand having admitted my eldest son to an International school in Colombo. Were the Tamils not humans too? They were subject to State-sponsored or State-supported violence. How many Tamils who left for work in the morning, were burny alive, never to return. How much of their property was looted and burnt? Where was the LTTE then? The LTTE was the bastard born from the rape of the Tamil peoples by criminal governments and their thugs. I can go on and on.

          However, I reiterate the LTTE violence was yet not justified. It was also directed against the Tamils whom they claimed to lead. Violence begets violence always. This violence need not be physical alone. The psychological vilence praticed by the governments in Sri Lanka, is unpardonable and is terrrorism of the worst kind.

          Please do not try to justify the unjustifiable. The hypocricy you talk of lies principally with the Sinhala politicians and those who support them and justify their criminality.

          Dr.RN

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            narendran,
            Every Tamil who write here keep repeating 1958, 1983 etc. You need to analyze each occurrence carefully.
            1. Was each episode a counter reaction to some action by Tamil terrorists or anti-gov. elements?
            2. If you say no, are Tamils were mass attacked every passing day? How many attacks happened after 1983 and after the end of the war in 2009?
            2. How many Sinhalese participated in these attacks? Was it all 18 million Sinhalese or a small part of misled population?
            3. Were all Tamils LTTE terrorist? I ask this because you try to make believe that all Sinhalese have nothing else to do other than attacking Tamils! Yes, there are some politicians (what you call “state-sponsored”, which I don’t agree) who take advantage. But this is a minority, just like Parayabakaran and Anton Balasingham who had distorted minds.
            4.Did Terrorist leaders and main stream Tamil politicians believe that no reaction would be generated by the Sinhalese groups once terror is unleashed on Sinhalese? If they didn’t what steps did they take to safeguard Tamils?

            I am interested in learning more about “The psychological vilence praticed by the governments in Sri Lanka” This is new to me.

            I am not trying to justify anything, what I am stating is common sense. If you don’t agree please show me where my explanations are wrong.

            Politicians always and everywhere lies. But can you spell out the specific lies they have said to Tamils?
            I need your answers if to take you seriously.

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      Eusense,

      What I was doing during the LTTE reign? I started writing condemning it long before they were defeated. I was called a traitor for this stance and even received a couple of threats. During last ceasefire I had occasion to speak to Nediyava, He asked me whether I was contributing to the LTTE. When I answered in the negative, he asked me why? I told him with as much diplomacy as coud muster that although I eat chicken I was not willing to slaughter them. He stared at me for while in a bewildered manner and then went silent.

      I knew as far as in 1977 that the armed struggle of the Tamils will fail, because it lacked a strong emotional dimension. It was based economic grievances, including education as a path to secure and luctrative emplyment. The reaction of the State and te accompanying violence opened the path to migrate and secure the material objectives they aspired, while also securing the life and limb. The government achieved its objective of securing a manageable Tamil minority.

      Unfortunately, stubborn (Vanagamudi) nature of the ‘ Jaffna’ Tamil man and his
      hightened sense of self respect, cannot be subdued. He will appear meak and cowardly, but he will never sell his independence and self respect. It will assert and manifest itself repeatedly, unless his identity and sense of being a co-partner is secured within the Sri Lanka political system. He is not born or made to be a slave. If one moves with the so-called low castes in Jaffna, this characteristic is quite tangible.

      Dr.RN

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        Narendran,
        I know sometimes I come too strong on these issues. But I do not have any animosity towards you or Tamils. I understand issues what minorities go through because I am living as a minority for several decades now. Whether by Tamils or Sinhalese I strongly resent terrorism. Terrorism has disrupted my life and brought anxiety and pain twice in my life. Once as a college student and then as an undergraduate. In both situations the country went years behind and nothing was achieved by the perpetrators.
        You talk about economic and education grievances of Tamils. In reality Sinhalese were also equally or more affected, specially with regard to University admissions. Sinhalese from Kandy, Colombo and Galle were badly affected. Several of my class mates and friends who deserved admission were left out without higher education. While I was in I realized that many of my batch mates were from rural areas and with much lower levels of A/L results than my classmates. I state this because no one talks about this injustice caused by petty political agendas of our leaders. Only Tamils made and make an issue out of this.
        As far as I see Tamils had no major barriers once they graduated unless they refused to learn Sinhalese out of their pride. Other Tamils who had no higher education were no different from the Sinhalese who had no higher education. Grievances were common to Sinhalese too but there is/was no way out while Tamils as a minority considered them being discriminated. In my opinion the Tamil issues are based on economic grievance rather than a racial issue. Their agitation is recognized by the Sinhalese as anti-Sinhalese and our politicians take advantage of the situation. My personal belief is a positive attitude (rather than a negative offensive reactions towards the gov.) by Tamil leaders would bring about better quicker results. I feel getting foreign sources involved may hinder this process and make the regime more stubborn.

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          Dear Eusense,

          Thanks for the democrtic discussion. We have to accept that the Tamils were the only community that stood up for its democratic rights, despite the fact that all other communites were also affected in various degrees. The gumption of the Tamil man in the face of formidable odds has to be appreciated. Unfortunately the resistance of the Tamils was hijacked my pernicious forces within, that stompt their jackboots on the Tamils, while terrorizing everyone else in Sri Lanka. Even today, after decdes of extreme suffering the Tamils are the only people capable of standing upto bad gvernance. They have voted overwhelmingly for Sinhalese leaders who they thought would govern them justly. They cannot be bamboozled easily.

          Dr.RN

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    Let’s not worry too much, there will be an end for anything. Injustices happen every where, it’s a lot more here in Lanka, but some one with supreme power is watching everything and that power can only give the correct punishment to all the criminals, be it any one.

    A big Tsunami, a natural disater is expected sooner or later. Punishment will be meted out to deserving convicts, criminals and evil doers. Hope entire lanka won’t get submerged, gobbled up or disappeared or who cares. The almighty knows he best. This may happen even before ISIS take over South Asia. Rajapakses, Champikas, Weeravansas and other racist rascals and moda ‘panthangkarayas’ will get their eternal bliss. No worries ! The lucky ones are those who are already out of this cursed nation. Then there will be no Anagarika, Dutugemunu, Nandimithra, Gnanasara, fake Buddhism, fake patriots. Lanka will be deep cleaned of all the evils under the Indian ocean.

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    The xenophobic process of Sinhala colonisation was set in motion by DS Senanayake the first prime minister while being the minister of agriculture even before independence. Not only were the Indian estate workers who were British citizens prior to Independence denied of any right to the alienation of any State land they were were also stripped of their citizenship after independence in 1949 This barbaric trend had been continued by successive governments but rectified under JR Jayewardene in 1978 or so. It has been convenient for the Rajapaksas being from the south of Sri Lanka as was Dutugemunu to claim descendancy to the Sinhala king to hoodwink the illiterate , chauvinistic or innocent Sinhala masses. A ridiculous state of affairs. Bensen

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    Poor Charit Ratwatte! He who writes not so accurately but in a readable manner about the Great War gets only five comments. TG, the eternal NGO coolie, gets over 80 for this article which is full of venom against the Sinhalese and their elected rulers. Thus the readership of CT.

    The Sinhalese have every right to erect statues or otherwise celebrate their heroes, whether they are of the recent victory of 2009, or an ancient victories of their kings. The Tamils by and large surrendered their destiny to VP and they put all eggs in the basket of the LTTE. They looked the other way when the Tigers attacked the public, the Temple of the Tooth, not a word of dissent came from the Tamil, except a handful. Sure, they were under pressure and there are all kinds of reasons to fear the long arm of the Tigers, even in the snow covered plains of Ontario. But if there was a conscience there would have been many anonymous Tamil writers, telling the world that they don’t agree with the Tigers and VP. In fact, it was the other way, they were convinced that at the least a Federal type solution giving them autonomy over a vast swathe of Lankan land would be soon in Tamil hand, and Tamil and only Tamil would be welcome there. The much anticipated Dravidastan would start from Lanka and the likes of Vaiko would be cheering across the Palk Straights.

    Things worked out otherwise. So unfortunately the victors can do things only victors can do. My hope is that the Sinhalese would treat the Tamil civilians with the utmost respect. There is such a thing as karma, and they should be magnanimous in victory, like their ancient king Dutugemunu.

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    The Tamils and Muslims now realise what the LTTE were protecting and preventing, is what the Singhalese regime is doing now, land grabbing, colonising, singhalisation and Buddistsising and raping in the Tamil Homeland.

    They are doing this under the jackboot of the army. There are now 1: 5 army to a Tamil. This “so call war on terror” was won not by the unintelligent Singhalese army, but support by foreign intellegience. The Singahalese army was no match to the freedom fighters for 30 years, it would take only one fighter to clean up 50 army if they wanted to. They stayed back to protect their land and people.

    The Rajapakse regime had the opportunity to reconcile and let all live in peace and dignity and let live, but deliberately continued to subjugate the Tamils with terror and fear, and still spinning the International Community with his foolish idiotic attitude. If you can’t bend it at 5, there is no chance at 50. This is going on for 66 years.

    The Rajapaksa Regime is bound to fall, all regimes fall sooner than later, once the momentum starts with a spring or coup, pso did Saddam and Gaddafi.

    After the Mullaivaikkal War, won or lost, more than 100 000 killed, 89 000 widows, 60 000 orphans, 146 000 still unaccounted for, still 50 000 refused entry into their own homes and lands, NPC paralysed,
    the only option for the Tamils is separation for an Independent Tamil Eelam. There is no other way to explain to the victims, the dependants, and the crying mothers still hoping for their love ones to return.

    There will be no peace in Sri Lanka, without justice, accountability and separation.

    Mahenda begging Lord Murugar in Nallor has confirmed it all. AROHARA, AROHARA, AROHARA.
    Tamils need to wake up, be patient and believe in The Lord.

    Manicka Vasagar

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      The Muslims realised that the LTTE was protecting them ESPECIALLY when a 100,000 of them were ethnically cleansed from the Northern province with ONLY the clothes on their backs. I do hope that they have longer memories than the goldfish.

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