23 October, 2019

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Remembering July1983

The Holocaust Started For Me With The Death Of My Father

By Lilani Jayatilaka –

Lilani Jayatilaka

A foreign friend asked me recently what my experiences had been during July 1983. I felt a momentary reluctance to tap into my memories of that horrendous time. Since then, I have lived a lifetime, faced further tragedy and loss of a personal nature and my coping mechanism has been, not to revisit the sites of pain. I understand now, in a way I did not earlier, the wisdom underlying the Biblical saying, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof”. However, my friend was quite insistent that people should not merely remember but record for posterity, the stories of that time. Why, I asked myself, should I do so? Is it merely to feed the LTTE propaganda machine, as some eminent persons have claimed recently in loud and hysterical accents in the daily newspapers? Is it to add more mud and plaster to the paranoid effigies we have built up of “the other” ethnic community? Or is it rather to bring about a measure of healing, not by covering up unpalatable truths, but by exposing to the balmy (?!) air, the wounds in our psyche. By “our”, I refer not to any one ethnic community, but to all Sri Lankans. Once again I quote from the Bible (not from any religious bias, I hasten to add, but rather because of my greater familiarity with Christianity), that beautiful line, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”.

So what are my memories of July 1983? The holocaust started for me with the death of my father on the 9th of July. Every child thinks his/her father is the greatest father alive. However my father had a quality of “being” that made him loved and respected wherever he went. He was the hub of our universe, the barometer against which we measured our thoughts and actions; a man whose concern for the less well to do and the marginalized was such that he turned down fairly lucrative employment opportunities in favour of working towards his goal of bringing about peace through social justice. Later, in the first couple of years after his retirement, he wrote papers for the Marga Institute, and ironically, on the 8th of July, he was working on a paper detailing the volatility of the situation in the island and the escalation of tension between the Sinhalese and the Tamils. He seemed beset by a sense of urgency, because he did not leave his desk, except to grab some lunch, and had merely to write the concluding paragraph, when he decided to take a break, late in the evening. He was never to write that concluding paragraph. Two hours later he suffered a massive heart attack and by the early hours of the next morning, he was dead.  A week later, without the benefit of either hindsight, or the foresight that he seemed to possess, I put in the finishing touches to my father’s paper.

Thus we were dazed and perhaps even somewhat indifferent, to the rumours that were circulating a couple of weeks later, of riotous crowds gathering outside the funeral parlour, housing the remains of the 13 soldiers killed in Jaffna. Our world had fallen apart; surely nothing worse could happen?  – or so we believed.  On the 23rd of July my sister Shirani and family who were on a visit from Nigeria where they were resident, my mother and I were at lunch, when some neighbours rushed in and asked us to leave our home and come to theirs immediately as a band of thugs was making its way down Templar’s road, Mount Lavinia, systematically attacking all the Tamil homes on their way. A short while before this, in response to frantic messages from some other neighbours, we had packed a suitcase each of our valuables and handed these over to them. (Incidentally, it is an interesting if bizarre experience, to have to choose within the space of half an hour, the things we value the most from amongst the collections of a lifetime). Some friends who lived behind our house, the Satkunams, had urgently outlined a plan of action in case we were attacked. We were to climb the wall into their compound if our house were to be attacked and vice versa. In the event we did not follow this outline, but took shelter in the home of our other neighbours, though the Satkunam’s son, Lalith, did jump into our compound and hide in the servant’s bathroom. We were to hear of this twenty years later from Lalith himself, a neurophysician now in Canada, when our paths crossed serendipitously.  Mrs Satkunam, did manage to scale her wall into another neighbour’s home, but Mr Satkunam, unnerved and paralysed into inaction, hid behind his car and was discovered. The rioters then manhandled him into the car and were about to set him ablaze along with his car, when their neighbour’s  twenty year old daughter rushed in, threw herself at their feet and pleaded with them not to harm Mr Satkunam. Her pleas were heeded and Mr Satkunam’s life was spared.

My mother and I in the meanwhile, stayed hidden in our neighbour’s house, wondering fearfully what had become of my three sisters and their families. What were their experiences? My sister Shirani and family, who had been staying with us, had been whisked away by her sister in law and her Sinhalese husband, ostensibly to safety in their Colombo house. However they had a nerve- wracking ride from Mount Lavinia to Colombo as their car was stopped several times, as rioters checked the occupants to see whether there were any Tamils within and others siphoned off petrol to set fire to the homes of Tamils.

My sister Suhendrini had been at home with her young daughter when the rioters marched down the road. My uncle and family lived in the flat below theirs, and though my aunt and cousins did manage to scale their neighbours’ walls, my sister could not do so with her toddler in her arms, and my uncle refused to abandon her. The three of them hid in the outside bathroom, while they listened to the sounds emanating from their homes. Furniture and anything breakable was being smashed. After a while the sounds ceased and my sister emerged to find a conflagration in the middle of the floor. She then set about putting the fire out. While she was doing this another wave of rioters appeared and relit the bonfire which she put out once again. She was caught by the third wave of rioters who threatened to kill both her and her young daughter. Having lived abroad for long periods of her adult life, her Sinhalese was a trifle shaky. However at that moment of confrontation, she seemed to find within herself, a fluency and a facility with the language that she did not know she possessed. She debated with the man she identified as the leader of the gang, whose eyes, she described later as ‘bloodshot and burning’, asking him why he wanted to kill the two of them. “Because you killed our brothers in Jaffna’ he replied. “Did I do this?” she then countered. He stood nonplussed for a moment, before emitting a loud yell and rushing, it seemed to her, at her with his axe. However he merely rushed past her to bring his axe down on the TV behind her, with a resounding crash. The gang then proceeded to systematically destroy the other items of furniture in the house. They examined her washing machine, which was still in its packaging after she had brought it back from Scotland after long years there, and then flung it over the balcony. (They were able to retrieve it later, virtually undamaged). Soon after this incident, my sister Arulini’s   husband rescued her and brought her to us, while my uncle took refuge next door.

My sister Arulini in the meanwhile, was at the bus halt in Fort waiting for a bus to bring her home. After years of taking the same bus, at the same time from the same halt, the other passengers and she had virtually become a family. On that momentous day, they noticed an eerie calm prevailing in the Fort area. There seemed to be no movement of traffic and no pedestrians on the road, all the shops and businesses seemed to have put up their shutters early and there was no sign of their bus. They scanned the road nervously, willing their bus to appear. What did appear was a gang of goons, who threw Molotov cocktails at some shops opposite Grindlay’s Bank, which burst into flames. By this time, my sister and her fellow commuters were panic stricken. There were still no signs of their bus. All of a sudden, an army vehicle filled with soldiers appeared around the corner and my sister heaved a sigh of relief. The soldiers would disperse the gang and they would be safe, she believed. She was disabused of this belief within a few minutes. The soldiers to whom she looked for relief, fired tear gas canisters at the huddled group of commuters at the bus halt, which scattered any and which way. Not knowing which way to run, my sister slipped in through the back entrance of Apothecaries, which was fortunately not locked. She walked into a meeting of employees, where arrangements were being made to drop them off at home. One of the employees recognized her as someone he had worked with earlier, and she was allowed to join them.  She piled into a van with some others and was taken up to Bambalapitiya junction from which point the van could proceed no further. She along with the others in the van then got out and started the long trek home. In her white sari and in her high heels, she jumped over burning debris on the pavements, trying not to look at the mayhem on the road and along the way. At one point, she walked past a shoe shop which was being looted. She walked in, discarded her high heels, helped herself to a pair of rubber slippers and walked on. Somewhere near Dehiwela junction, she was spotted by the driver of the van ferrying employees of Tobacco Company to their respective homes, and since she was an employee there, she was picked up and brought to the place where the rest of us were hiding.

We stayed at our neighbour’s house for two days. They treated us with sympathy and immense generosity. However word got around that these neighbours were harbouring Tamils, and since we did not want to put them at risk we moved into the home of some other friends. However on the 26th of July, when a second wave of violence swept Colombo in the wake of a rumour about an imminent Tiger attack, our hosts became fearful and once again we left our shelter and took refuge with some others. There was bewilderment and confusion all around. We did not know whether we could ever go back home; whether we even had a home to go back to. We did not know the fate of our other friends and relations. We did not know whether anything was being done by the government to restore sanity and normalcy to the nation. In this context, we listened anxiously to the local news being broadcast on TV, expecting the government to act promptly to restore law and order. For several days there was no word from the President. When he did speak to the nation, we watched dumbfounded, as he expressed no regret for the carnage, no outrage at this lawless and indiscriminate attack on the life and property of people who are after all, by and large, law -abiding citizens of this land, but stated instead, that the events of the past few days were but the manifestation of the righteous indignation of the Sinhala people against the Tamil people for their massacre of the soldiers in the North.  In other words, the President was expressing in more sophisticated language, sentiments and thoughts similar to those expressed by the leader of the gang that confronted my sister Suhendrini. In answer, I quote her simple but profound words, “Did I do it?”

Weeks later, when the stories of what happened at that time began to emerge in dribs and drabs, we realized that we had got off lightly. Even though one sister had lost her home and property, even though the trauma of being hunted by a rabid mob bent on wreaking a terrible vengeance, could not be forgotten quickly or easily, we were thankful that we had escaped with our lives.

Twenty five years later, we as a nation are not in any sense, any nearer sanity or normalcy. July 83 and its aftermath, has divided the nation ideologically and emotionally, if not geographically. “The blood – dimmed tide” has swept away large numbers of young people (mainly) but also the old, the infirm, the middle – aged, rich and poor, on both sides of the ideological, emotional divide. Bullets and bombs do not discriminate. Everyone claims to be right. In the end, everyone is wrong. As has been said repeatedly, in this war everyone is a loser. Economically and politically, the country is in shambles: There is rampant corruption; galloping inflation; and anarchy. The underworld operates with impunity while the emasculated forces of law and order look the other way. Intimidation and terror have been used to muzzle the media, while the general public remains apathetic and indifferent to any one else’s plight but his/her own, and human rights seem an unnecessary and wasteful luxury.

In this context, the polarization of the communities is complete. I look at my husband who is a Sinhalese and I look at myself, a Tamil, and I wonder where the difference lies, for it is not apparent to my eyes.  I quote from Shylock’s speech in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’:

“Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?”

Substitute Tamil, Sinhalese or any other ethnic or religious group in place of the word ‘Jew’ or ‘Christian’ and a simple truth emerges – that we are fundamentally the same despite our differences.  We might speak different languages, we might dress differently, belong to different faiths, but we are the same and we are human. And furthermore, between the Tamils and the Sinhalese, there is more commonality than differences, even in our cultural and religious practices. In the next line of the same passage from ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Shylock asks “And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” In this, our very humanness, lies our folly. Revenge begets revenge, ad infinitum, ad nauseam. This is the fallacy that is being worked out now. When will the carnage cease?

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    One of the best piece I read about 83 riots. I’m really sorry for your father as well as Tamils. I’m a son of a Sinhla parents that’s it. Thanks again remind me all those stories. I just found this site coz The Child Of A Sri Lankan Couple, Andrew de Silva Wins Australia’s Got Talent 2012
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-child-of-a-sri-lankan-couple-andrew-de-silva-wins-australias-got-talent-2012-2/

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    She may have misguided, no issue here at the moment. What she says may be true. but where were all those guys???

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      Some are dead . Some are still governing.

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    What it’s got to do with July 1983 communal riots against the Tamil?

    CT is trying to balance July 1983 riots.

    Good luck

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      The riots in 1983 was sparked off by the LTTE killing soldiers. Every ethnic riot in Sri Lanka was sparked off by some Tamil person deciding that he was going to kill his Sinhalese neighbours and then got all his own people into trouble.
      This woman has used her Sinhalese name for lustre… very clever. If she had said Poopolingam the shine would have been off the ball.

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        Very sad and lame response Peter. Unfortunately neither you nor I nor anyone alive is aware of every single circumstance surrounding every riot between the 2 major races. No one will ever know. A tamil starting off every one is a very ignorant view. A retaliation for each one is yet another.
        If someone uses their tamil name, they are targeted as ‘LTTE sympathisers’ or ‘Eelam supporters’.
        If they use a Sinhalese name (which I happen to know in this instance that this lady has used for the last 30 years), they are criticised.
        Get a life man. There is a greater lesson in the content than the name of the author. Will Sri Lanka ever learn…
        We can only live in hope.

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        U seem to be very ignorant of the past or u were part of the organized gangs of the program of 1983 July

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    tell me why you have to assert the readers as you are a sri lankan or what you think of LTTE everytime you make a simple point. Sinhalese have two ways of looking the issue.
    1. We Won, and we take up your land and clan. Hence we are all sri lankans
    2. You loose, and we want you to forget the brutal things we have done. Hence we are all sri lankans.

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      Please learn to say sorry. we regret . We will not repeat the mistakes again. then it will be easier to forget the past and think as Sri Lankans

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    Unfourtanly there is no accountability of Riots agaist Tamil people by JRJ -UNP regime since now. The IMMEDIATY root cause WAR start after 1983 July Riots.
    I have peronal went through the Galle road up to Bambalapity the day riots was started.Until 10.00 am Galle road was very peaceful,then riots spread into area where Tamils living in Wellwattha Dehiwela and spresd into Heart of Colombo.
    There was NO-RULE AND AUTHORITY CONTROAL LAW AND ORDER OF THE COUNRTY.Political vaccum CREATED BY UNP RULING REAGIME-OF JRJ,all BASIC RIGHTS had being dissapper once and for all.
    No CENTER OF authority to command to PROTECTED LIFE AND PROPETY TAMILS IN COLOMBO never being excersise safeguard of by STATE.
    The black JuLY run on the WISH OF FOREIGN AND LOACAL AGAENT’S PLANNED AGENDA
    POOR SINHALAESE MASSES OF PEOPLE 90% percent, WHO HAVE NO-KNOWLIDEGE OF WHAT WAS HAPPING SURRENDING THEM;LATER HAD BEEN BLAME OF SUPRESSED OF TAMIL by majority of Sinhalese community of THE ISLAND.
    POWERFUL EXECUTIVE PERSIDENT WAS MISSING UNTIL 4 TO 6 DAYS.
    Needless to say have SINHALESE oridinary Majority Community has no say,right thinking people become VIOCLESS.
    Politicl power and their ruling gangs had been taken LAW AND ORDER INTO upper-HANADUL, LAWLESS GANGS rule the Law OF LAND.The chapter of DEMOCRATI RUPBILC OF SRI LANKAN’S HUMAN RIGHTS, CEASE TO EXIST UNDER THE UNP RIGIME.
    Democratic politcs closed their BOOK of Right to vote,and power TURN INTO GUN-ORINTED WAR POLITICS AGAIN LAND OF SRI LANKAN.
    UNDER THE UNP FREE ECONOMY AND DEMOCRATCY OF LEADERSHIP OF JRJ-REGIME run towards war footing-democarcy of SRI LANKA REPUBLIC.

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    I believe every Sinhalese who saved Tamils at the risk of life and property from the goons and every Tamil who had harrowing experiences to have escaped death, except those who succumbed, have similar stories as this to narrate today. The irony is when one narrates such heart rendering tales, there are those who try to ridicule and belittle such, with absolute scant respect for humanity, with posts displaying their crude behaviour, who are supposed to be Sinhalese Buddhists. I am ashamed as a Sinhalese for the behaviour of such idiotic individuals and I humbly apologise to those affected.

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    Enlightened piece. Thanks Lilani

    @’a Tamil’ – it is idiots like who who justify the rajapaksas. get your mind straight and recognise the beuty of this piece which looks at the humanity of Tamils and Sinhalese both.

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    Thanks for sharing your painful and tragic experiences of the carnage of July 1983, Lilani. I hope it is cathartic and will galvanize so-callede civil society into action.
    Sinhala and Tamil civil society should compile a book of writings about Black July and Lankan ‘civil society ‘should take the initiative to build a national memorial to the victims of July 1983 on private land in the middle of Colombo, since the Sri Lankan State which carried out the pogrom prefers to pretend it did not happen and that pathetic Leftist Vasu is babbling rubbish about social integration as a fig leaf for the most racist regime in post-independence Lanka.
    Why is Lankan “civil Society” so bereft of intelligence and creativity – always waiting for a morally bankrupt state to take the lead to right wrongs?

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      Good thinking. I wish this was done 29yrs ago. It’s never too late than never.

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    WE ALL ARE TO GET BLAME AND APOLOGIZE FROM THE SOCIETY.
    WHERE IS OUR RESPECTED HUMANITY, WE INHERITED FROM OUR ANCESTORS AS SRI LANKANS.
    I MEANT WE ALL, SINHALESE,TAMIL, MUSLIMS,AND/OR BUDDHISTS, CHRISTIANS, ISLAMIST S.
    AFTER ALL, WE ARE PREACHING THE WORLD, OUR RICH HUMANISTIC CULTURED HERITAGE WITH COMPASSION, SYMPATHY AND SO ON.
    WHERE THOSE QUALITIES ARE GONE,

    THOSE HUMANE QUALITIES ARE ENGULF WITH ALL THE POLITICAL /POWER GREEDINESS,MONEY GREEDINESS, MATERIALISTIC LIFE.
    SO THERE IS NO ESCAPE.
    BUT STILL WE HAVE TIME AND OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTO THE LINE.
    BUT THERE SHOULD BE A GOOD LEADER TO GUIDE ENTIRE NATION.
    NOT LIKE J R J,PREMADASA ,SO LIST MAY GO ON.

    ULTIMATE CHOICE IS OURS TO A JUST SOCIETY.

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    SOME INTELLECTUALS MAY NOT AGREE WITH ME.

    BUT, I DARE SAY THAT THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANOTHER ASSASSINATIONS LIKE ALFRED DURAIAPPA,
    NO ANOTHER TIRUNALVELI LIKE AMBUSHING,
    NO ANOTHER BLACK JULY,
    NO ANOTHER DOLLAR FARM, KENT FARM MASSACRES,
    NO ANOTHER SRI MAHABOHODHI, ARANTHALAWA, KAATHANKUDI MASSACRE ,
    NO ASSASSINATION LIKE OF HON MRLAKSHMAN KADIRGAMAR,
    NO NEED OF ASSASSINATION LIKE LASANTHA WIKRAMATHUNGA,
    BALACHANDRAN PRABAHARAN AND PRISONER NIMALA ROOBAN EITHER.

    BECAUSE EVERYBODY LOVE TO LIVE.
    WE LIVE AND LET LIVE.

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    A great painful piece written by Lilani whose family and the likes of her have suffered at the hands of merciless rabid senseless beasts in human forms, and now we can see and feel the retributions and repercussions of these sad inhuman unacceptable events that are now trickling down to the entire fabric of Sri Lankan humanity where the entire counry is suffering with all the disasters one has ever hear of before.
    Therefore let saner counsel prevail for the good of all citizens by nurturing and preventing such tragedy to ever take place as we were once classified as the ruthless inhuman pariahs of the world immediately after the holocaust in 1983, being a buddhist country with the bana potha in one hand, siura and the pandama in the other hand…

    Lilani keep writing this piece every year so that the generations who do not know these atrocities will be reminded of their past and the legacy of such evil men will live on as a deterrent to our future generations.

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    JR was responsible for many things, he was not a good leader but he fooled the country and changed everything to gain more power. Changing that power is the biggest challenge for Sri Lankans today.

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      Merril I seriously suggest, not to go in the rain or in the hot sun as it will damage your brain cells. Please take care.

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    gamini Thank you very much for sharing your experience with me. I do not have to worry about the weather condition here, it is nice and pleasant no rain or heat. I am more concern about you now, damage looks serious you need some special attention.

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    It needs a sensible human brain to cognise the depth of the message of humanity in the article. Those who have nerve to ridicule the painful narration are the ones who have sold their. soul to mypoic racist mentality nurtured by the bastions of Sinhala Buddhist sanctity and custodianship of the country. The very first political assasinatio in SL was carried out by none othe than a Sinhala Buddhist monk.
    The strategic terrorist master mind who has carried out a number of massacres including the massacre of Bddhists monks at Aranthalawa is a minister in the Rajapaksa government.
    Rajapaksa was given an honorary doctorate by a Russian Univesity -if this is the standrad then Karuna desrves a double doctorate. The most chilling fact in all this is the deafening.

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    It needs a sensible human brain to cognise the depth of the message of humanity in the article. Those who have nerve to ridicule the painful narration are the ones who have sold their. soul to mypoic racist mentality nurtured by the bastions of Sinhala Buddhist sanctity and custodianship of the country. The very first political assasinatio in SL was carried out by none othe than a Sinhala Buddhist monk.
    The strategic terrorist master mind who has carried out a number of massacres including the massacre of Bddhists monks at Aranthalawa is a minister in the Rajapaksa government.
    Rajapaksa was given an honorary doctorate by a Russian Univesity -if this is the standrad then Karuna desrves a double doctorate. The most chilling fact in all this is the deafening silence.

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      MR MERRIL
      You said that;
      The very first political assasinatio in SL was carried out by none othe than a Sinhala Buddhist monk.

      that was on court books.

      But in realty, it says,the assassination was done by a layman wearing a Buddhist monk’s yellow robe.

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        this reply is to Mr Lankamithra not to Mr Merril.
        apologies to Mr Merril for my mistake.

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    Thanks Lilani for sharing your experience with such insight and humanity.It provides inspiration to all of who dream of a world without prejudice, without domination and exploitation and the miserable oppression visited on the vast majority of the globe everywhere- here in the 21st Century.

    Surendra
    Ceylon Communist Party (Maoist)

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    WHY ALL THIS FUSS?. WE SHOULD INTER-MARRY INTO OTHER RACES, AND OUR CHILDREN WILL BECOME SRI LANKANS AND NOT TAMIL, SINHALESE, MUSLIM OR BURGHERS. THAT IS IN SHORTEN FORM, TAMIL, SINHALESE, ARABIC, & ENGLISH SPEAKING SRI LANKANS. THIS CROSS BRED OFFSPRINGS WILL BE OF HIGH INTELIGENCE. THEIR IQ WILL BE OF A HIGH STANDARD.
    THUS, WE COULD ALL LIVE IN PEACE & HARMONY. WE COULD CELEBERATE CHRISTMAS, WESAK, DIWALI, RAMAZAN, NEW YEAR IN EACH OTHER’S COMPANY AND HOUSES, HELPING EACH OTHER WHEN THE NEED ARISES.
    COME ON YOU PATRIOTS THINK SERIOUSLY AND YOU MAY END ALL THIS STUPID VIOLENCE, HATRED, MALICE, & JEALOUSLY.

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    what a load of bollocks you are talking about. how dare you say that you can’t find any difference between tamils and sinhalese. look, sinhalese are uncivilised , barbaric, primitive savage animals. these primitive animals started killing tamils soon after independence. prabhakaran came quite late that is 35 years after independence.in between 1948 and 1983 there were several race riots and thousands of tamils were slaughtered by primitive animals. thousands of tamil women were raped and killed by sinhala barbarians. i belong to tamil brahmin community and my father said to me during riots temple priests were burnt alive when the primitive sinhala animals set fire to temples. in the present context , we tamils don’t want the sinhala army in the northeast. as you know sinhala army soldiers are notorious rapists and child molesters . as you know when these uncivilised barbarians were sent to haiti on peace keeping duty , animals started molesting young children and raping prostitutes. these animals instead of giving protection to starving and traumatized children after a civil war ,they go and sexually abuse them. we don’t know what’s really going on in the northeast at present. they cover up everything and most of the incidents go unreported.it’s really frightening. this is the community you are trying to defend. you are pathetic.

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      Pathetic? Have a look at yourself in the mirror Rama, you may be enlightened. An attitude as narrow as yours does not to anything for any betterment.

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    Thank you Lilani, we need more of these stories documented, with truth and without politics.

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    Show me a tamil who says he is not an LTTE supporter and I’ll show you a liar.

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      I know you katta kuvera. You’re from katta karuwela.

      It is people like you who caused the birth of the LTTE. we must remember that they fought as freedom fighters before becoming the ruthless terrorists they finally were. Much to your surprise (and obvious lack of education), not all tamils are LTTE supporters. In fact it may only be a small, negligible minority. And there too, it is disillusionment that causes them to be such, in the frustration for a much needed solution for some sense of equality and justice for ALL Sri Lankan’s.
      But all that may be too much for your processing power so I’ll stop there.

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      man, you are spot on. however, i hate ltte for killing tamil leaders,rajiv and ordinary tamils. i also hate them for oppressing the tamil people. i hate them more than anything for putting the tamil peple in this predicament. on the other hand i adore them for what they have done to the primitve sinhala tribe for 30 years. killing of primitive sinhala tribe, destruction of their property and implanting a sense of fear were all i loved. after all sinhala savage tribe deserved what they got. what the primitive tribe has been doing to the tamil population since independence cannot be described in words. primitive tribe killed tamil people in their thosands.tamil women were raped and killed by savages. hindu places of worship were set on fire by the primitive savages. tamil property were looted and destroyed by primitive scum. none of the leaders from the pariah trbe raised their voice or condemned the killings. none of the leaders from either the buddhist or christian clergy ever protested against the killings. malwatte probably was too busy playing with his balls. in other words ltte wasn’t a terrorist organisationat all. they were simply responding to the atrocities committed by primitive tribe. let’s call it revenge, tit for tat or vengence. last not least ltte till the end stood for thir ideals and respected tamil aspirations.

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        Foolish, hateful PRIMITIVE attitude. Sadly there are characters like you in both races. I don’t know why CT bothers publishing this garbage.

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    TO MR Lankamithra
    You said that;
    The very first political assasinatio in SL was carried out by none othe than a Sinhala Buddhist monk.

    that was on court books.

    But in realty, it says,the assassination was done by a layman wearing a Buddhist monk’s yellow robe.
    As you said it is correct that the government is feeding milk to fist grade terrorist killers like karuna, pillayan, k p.

    most are riders of the Sinhala Buddhist badge.

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    When & where will the next anti-Tamil riots take place in Australia, Toronto, London, Switzerland, France, norway

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