20 October, 2017

Resolution On SL Voted On And Over; Where Goes TN “Eelamists” Now ?

By Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera

The Resolution by the US, supported by the EU and just 02 countries – India and South Korea – out of 13 in the Asian bloc voting in favour at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva brought to an end, the much hyped issue of “war crimes” accusations against the Rajapaksa regime, some in the Tamil Diaspora and most in Tamil Nadu (TN) were very vociferous about. Adopted with 25 votes, the resolution has a procedural binding on the SL government and it is now left to be seen, what outcome this would have, in favour of war victims.

Slogans carried by TN student agitations and protests were very much distant from what the Geneva UNHRC sessions and resolution were about. These student agitations were triggered by small extremist groups and the stance taken by the two main political rivals in TN, each trying to outdo the other. This led the two iconic leaders to compromise with extremist groups that have no political responsibility to what they agitate on. This irresponsibility was very apparent by physical attacks against Sri Lankan pilgrims going through Chennai and attacks on Sri Lankan institutes in Chennai. Worst were mainstream political parties and human rights groups and activists, who dodged condemning these goon attacks, thinking they would lose ground in Tamil Nadu.

That defeatist attitude of most such human rights activists was displayed by my good friend Pon Chandran from Chennai, who laments writing to CT, the international community is not responding to the “JUST” voice of the Tamil students. He is writing about those students in Tamil Nadu, who do not know the “A.B.C of Tamil politics in SL”. Therefore, these “riffraff” in political agitations think it is necessary to back the appeal for the demand to end “genocide against Tamils in SL through a UN sponsored Referendum” to establish a “Tamil Eelam”.

This writer tried to engage TN human rights and Tamil activists including Pon Chandran, on this issue of a “referendum for a separate Tamil State” in North-East Sri Lanka, as requested by Tamils for Obama in the US, now shouldered by TN fringe groups, compromised by even opportunists like Karunanidhi. Following are excerpts from that essay titled “Referendum Call for ‘Thamil Eezham’; Could It Serve SL Tamils in Sri Lanka ?”, circulated among TN, Bangalore and New Delhi contacts in the human rights and civil liberty groups.

Excerpts from essay –

This paper is an attempt to politically dissect the call for a “Referendum” in establishing a “Sovereign Thamil Eezham State” in North – East Sri Lanka (SL), that is being campaigned and lobbied for via internet and of late is being picked up by some groups and political parties in neighbouring Thamil Nadu in projecting themselves as very much concerned about Tamil people in SL and also as their rallying call for TN politics. What prompts this political intervention in seeing through this call for a “Thamil Eezham” from outside Sri Lanka, is the total “disconnect” with and its irrelevance to Tamil politics in Sri Lanka.

Right to Self Determination – What Does It Mean ?

Right to self determination” in Marxist formulation, accepts the right of a nation of people under “oppression” to secede from its earlier formation of a State, to form its own separate State.

For Marxists, a “nationalistic movement” demanding its own “right to determine” how its people as a society would live within a multi linguistic, multi cultural nation State, is about supporting increased and improved functional democracy of the State, that allows all oppressed social segments and classes to have their own cultural and class identity within modern capitalist development of that nation State. As Marx enlarged on the right of Ireland to secede, Irish people can remain federated as an autonomous nation with England, if the Irish people can have a democratic nation State of their own, accepted by the dominant class of the English society. And that can not be ruled out.

The reason for such complex formulations on the “right to self determination” of a nation is the duality in how a “nation” and a “State” is defined and identified. A “Nation” is not necessarily a “State”. The Australian “nation” and the Australian “State” can politically coincidence. It is the single expression of political power of that single nation and that coincides. But in most countries like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, there is contradiction that makes the political expression of the dominant majority nation, refusing or reluctant to accept other smaller nations in its expression of political power, as the State. The refusal or reluctance is about who would own capitalist development and its benefits through State power.

This is what generally is termed “marginalisation” of minorities, in the current context in our part of the world, where capitalist development in a “nation State” becomes the main political debate and life. This is precisely what was written into the DMK programme in 1963, when it gave up on its demand for a separate Dravidian State. The ability and the possibility to remain as “political equals” within a State, is also what Dr. Anton Balasingham interpreted as “Internal self determination”, when the LTTE agreed to work out a “federal system” of governance. It was based on that conceptual democratic space, the LTTE signed the Oslo Declaration in 2002 December.

Background To “Referendum” Appeal

On 02 January, 2009, the Sri Lankan army waging war against the LTTE, walked into an empty, abandoned Kilinochchi town that was “the hub” of the LTTE for well over a decade and a half. A week later on 09 January, the SL army stormed through Elephant Pass, after 23 years of complete LTTE control of the A-9 road. From Adampan to Kilaly to Kilinochchi and then Elephant Pass, it was only a story of the LTTE retreating, holding the ordinary people as their buffer and the SL army advancing.

While the LTTE was facing defeat at every crucial location, a new Tamil group in the US that calculated Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama’s victory at the US presidential elections, came together as “Tamils for Obama” (sounds pretty opportunistic) and on 07 March, 2009, two months after Elephant Pass fell, wrote to President Obama, requesting a US initiated resolution to have an “East Timor type referendum” in North-East Sri Lanka, supervised by the UN. They also wrote to all UN members asking for support for such a referendum, referring to South Sudan as well.

Their timing in asking for such a UN Resolution, confuses all logic in accepting it as pragmatic and realistic, for many serious reasons. Month of March 2009, was when news started percolating about the political and military sections in the LTTE contradicting each other and moving apart, in deciding how they could “face defeat” at the hands of the SL security forces. By end April, the two sections had two very clear, different and opposing approaches in facing a military defeat. While the political group led by Pullidevan and Nadesan decided to surrender (and may be thought, they could later develop as an open political group like how the JVP came round after heavy repression and defeat of the 1971 insurgency), the military wing led by Prabhakaran was going to “fight till death”. This contradiction in the LTTE was eventually proved, at the closing of the war.

In such context of political and military defeat, for a small Tamil group in far off US to ask for a separate “Thamil Eezham” was more than eccentric. The last concluding sentence in that appeal by “Tamils for Obama”, is also quite amusing. “Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamils who have settled in the U.S. or who were born in the US”[emphasis added] they said.

Disconnected arguments on referendum

The letter sent out by “Tamils for Obama” has a two part argument put forward. One is to say, a referendum as in East – Timor would end “genocide of Tamils” in SL. The other is that there is “genocide” continuing in SL. It says,

While you are certainly familiar with the U.N.’s Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, let us remind you that this document defines any of the following acts as genocide:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Items (a), (b), and (c) are well documented as on-going events in Sri Lanka. Many impeccable sources refer to the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.”

The major qualifying explanation that had been left out by “Tamils for Obama” in their appeal reads as, Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:…..” (emphasis added)

The East – Timor’s referendum is therefore briefly sketched as follows.

  1. East-Timor’s ground for referendum –

  • The referendum for East – Timor was requested from the UN, by the Indonesian President and Head of State, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie in January 1999, after he replaced General Suharto in 1997 and NOT by East Timoreans or their powerful political group, “Fretilin”.

  • The request for the referendum by Habibie came during his re democratising programme in post Suharto Indonesia.

  • President Habibie publicly accepted that it was not economically beneficial and profitable for Indonesia to hold on to East Timor

  • A large part of East Timor including its highlands was under Fretilin and controlled by them in 1999, when Habibie invited the UN to hold a referendum for East Timor.

  • Since declaring East Timor an independent State in November 1975, Fretilin went ahead in establishing a de facto government within East Timor, with an organisational structure put in place for implementing its social development programmes in all areas under their control.
  • Fretilin was therefore recognised as the legitimate political representation in East Timor, that would effectively campaign for the referendum, mobilising people to vote and stand with the people against all violations.

South Sudan referendum is another that is being touted as proof for a referendum that should be held for N – E Sri Lanka to help Tamil people to decide on a Thamil Eezham. The run up to South Sudan referendum in brief, is as follows.

  1. South Sudan referendum

  • For all but 11 of the 48 years since its independence in 1956, Sudan has been engulfed in civil conflict. More than two million people died, four million were uprooted and some 600,000 people sought shelter beyond Sudan’s borders as refugees and brought misery and insecurity to the region.
  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was thus under pressure by Heads of States of the Inter-governmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) to negotiate a cease fire and work out a permanent solution to the conflict.

  • IGADD initiated negotiations, a long process that led to signing 06 agreements called “protocols” between the government of Sudan and the South Sudan warring alliance, the “Sudan People’s Liberation Movement” (SPLM) beginning in July 2002 and ending in December 2004.

  • The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in January 2005, between the government of Sudan and the SPLM in Naivasha, Kenya and included all protocols signed previously.

  • A “National Unity Government” was thus formed till the scheduled referendum in January 2011.

  • In October 2007, the SPLM withdrew from the National Unity Government, accusing the Khartoum based Unity government, dominated by the National Congress Party of President Omar al-Bashir for not honouring the agreement to pull out 15,000 soldiers from Southern oil fields. But said, they would not wage war.

  • SPLM rejoined the Unity government on 13 December 2007, after reaching agreement with Khartoum to withdraw troops across the border by 08 January 2008 and funds to be allocated for the census required for the referendum.

  • Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir accepted the southern region had a right to choose to secede and the referendum was helpful, because unity, he said “could not be forced by power”.

Agreement was also reached to have at least 60 % of the 3.8 million voters to validate the referendum and a simple majority vote of 50% plus, in favour of independence of South Sudan, to be valid. Should the turnout be insufficient in the first referendum, a second was to be held within sixty days. The referendum was finally held from 9 to 15 January 2011. SPLM cadres were accused of rigging and was proved so with 10 of the 79 counties exceeding 100% of the voter turnout. On 7 February 2011, the referendum commission published the final results, with 98.83% voting in favour of independence.

The Ground Truth

  • The recent beginnings –

The war which ended in 2009 May, officially declared as victorious and over, by HE the President Rajapaksa on 19 May, had two distinct political factors that to date dominates politics in Sri Lanka and an uneasy dormant Tamil life in Jaffna, Vanni and the East, caught in between.

  1. The Sinhala Buddhist dominance in governance

The war against the LTTE was not fought as a simple military battle. Over many decades, the long protracted war had given space for hardened Sinhala Buddhist sentiments and that was capitalised by the Rajapaksa regime. In fact his election platform brought all Sinhala extremist parties, groups and individuals together and into a dominant social force against any attempt at negotiations with the LTTE and the CFA signed in February 2002. Such Sinhala ideology turned into official government thinking and obsessed with the idea of a Sinhala “Unitary State”, justified all violations of human rights in the name of “eliminating Tamil terrorism”. Young Sinhala peasant stock from poor, rural families raised into an army and battle trained, the youth themselves were Sinhala Buddhist campaigners in their villages, fighting against Tamil “terrorists”.

The war therefore provided justifications for military dominance in society. The campaign for war against “Tamil terrorists” was turned into a Sinhala – Buddhist “patriotic” campaign and entrenched the military in a political role. SL is thus seeing the military entering into urban planning and development, coast conservation and regulation, non governmental activities, university student training and encroaching into schools and even economic activities like the hospitality trade and sports recreation.

SL has thus ended up as a quasi military regime, living on a Sinhala Buddhist ideology. The recommendations by the LLRC in requesting the elected government of Rajapaksa to effect “rapid de-militarisation” of North – East areas and the State, is proof of the military playing a seriously important role in governance.

  1. Dismantling of North-East Tamil society and Tamil politics

The war left over 280,000 Tamil people in the Vanni and adjoining areas, completely uprooted and displaced as refugees, conveniently called IDPs. The war also left a legacy of war crimes and crimes against humanity accusations against the Rajapaksa regime, from many international and regional civil society and human rights organisations and campaigners. The need for independent investigations have become more and more evident and important, with passage of time and surfacing of claims for proof in especially mainstream international media. Most claims are of little doubt in giving credence to the call for an independent international inquiry, and is different to the slogan and the need for a “Tamil Ezham”

Mainland Vanni area –

On the ground, the Tamil people have been left with no social fabric that could accommodate people’s organisations and civil society activities. No legal social entities like non governmental organisations were even allowed free access to those areas. Even fisheries co-operatives that survived in some coastal areas, were brought under Naval supervision and control. The only organised entities that could not be wiped out were schools and the Catholic / Christian Church, apart from State departments and agencies, that now operate under military supervision and the government’s coercing political power.

Security forces have also resorted to land grabbing and in some areas have established new security complexes and also agriculture farms. Most infrastructure construction have brought in Sinhala labour and by now into permanent living in some instances. There is a concerted effort in colonising that could negatively effect the demographic pattern in some Tamil areas.

Vanni had 266,975 registered voters at the 2010 parliamentary elections with a turn out of 43.9%. The TNA won 03 out 06 parliamentary seats at this elections.

Jaffna peninsula –

In the whole “Eezham” war spanning over 25 years, the lobby was Jaffna centred. But the LTTE was never able to have total control of the Jaffna peninsula, though it was isolated from the mainland, after LTTE took control of the A-9 land route. Concentration of SL security forces in the peninsula with other para military organisations like the EPDP, kept the Jaffna society wholly under control, not allowing any political or social activities that could challenge the authority of the security forces. Life in Jaffna is reduced to day to day living and nothing more.

With the opening of the A-9 route after the war, the security forces themselves have moved into small scale economic enterprises like cafes and salons in townships along the A-9 route. Sinhala traders and civilians are consciously promoted to visit Jaffna and some have been offered opportunities in trading in the Jaffna peninsula.

Jaffna provincial media is under military surveillance. There are numerous reports of continued attacks against Jaffna media personnel, who try to stretch their journalism beyond what the security forces and para military groups would want.

Jaffna’s voting strength in 2010 parliamentary elections was 721,359 with only 23.3% turning out to vote, that saw the TNA winning 05 out of the 08 parliamentary seats.

At the LG elections, the TNA won 24 out of the 32 LG bodies for which elections were held in 2011 in the districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.

The Eastern province –

East is a mixed province that had seen Sinhala colonisation from as early as 1950. The present demography in the province according to the 2012 statistical sheet put out by the Department of Census and Statistics is – Tamil 40.2%, Sinhala 22.3% and Muslim 36.5%. Batticoloa district has a majority Tamil population of 72.6%.

This population mix with Trincomalee and Ampara dominated by Sinhala and Muslim populations, did not allow any Tamil armed group to dominate its local politics. By 2001 the LTTE had managed to control a small linear patch – Kokkadicholai area – along the coast of Batticoloa district. There were also small groups of LTTE cadres that moved around in Tamil majority areas and penetrated into other areas, on and off.

The 2002 CFA allowed the LTTE an open presence in Tamil areas, as long as they moved around without arms and gave them the opportunity to have “political” offices. This gave them space to influence Tamil people and businesses in Eastern province, especially in Batticoloa district.

The Rajapaksa regime in its war strategy, first moved into East and in 2007 cleared the East of all LTTE presence that by then was halved, with Karuna Amman defecting to government ranks. Heavy civilian damage in the East was not given due attention. The lobby as earlier mentioned, was not so much about casualties in East, but Jaffna and Vanni. The military remained very conspicuous, with para military groups helping them with intelligence and surveillance of the province.

Therefore when the Rajapaksa regime held elections to the then bifurcated Eastern PC in May 2008 with much hype and Karuna Amman’s dissenting ally Chandrakanthan alias “Pilleyan” contesting with the government party (UPFA), the TNA could not even contest, with the LTTE still dictating terms. The Rajapaksa regime was then compelled to accommodate Pilleyan as the EPC Chief Minister.

The post war situation changed the East considerably and in 2012 September, the TNA became the largest opposition party in the EPC, with 11 councillors elected as against the government coalition that managed 15 councillors.

  1. Tamils outside North – East

Contrary to what the Diaspora and the TN politicians prefer to project, the SL Tamil population is not only restricted to Jaffna, Vanni and the East. They have a sizeable concentration in the city of Colombo and its adjacent municipality area, the Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia area, with traditionally rooted economic and social life.

The city of Colombo with its population of close to 753,000 in 2011, had almost 29% SL Tamils residing within its municipal area and another 2.2% Tamils of Indian origin. In the Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia Municipality area, the Tamil population is 10.84% of a total 209,000 population. What needs to be noted here is the fact that out of a 2.27 mn SL Tamil population as recorded in the 2012 census, almost 10% (207,000 plus) live in Colombo city and Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia alone.

This population, or the larger majority of them, have lived in these areas for many generations and they have their businesses, their investments and their property too, in these areas. Their social and economic life is rooted in the city culture and some in the Diaspora have invested in property within Colombo since the 2002 CFA and the conclusion of the war in 2009 May.

Passions & Ignorance in TN

There is apparently no logical reason for TN politics to take up a call for a “Separate Tamil State” in Sri Lanka, after giving up on their own demand for a separate “Dravidian State” in India. The movement for a Tamil nation State in India, commonly called the “Dravidian” movement goes back to 1916 when the “South Indian Welfare Association” was formed against the economic and political power of the Brahmins.

In 1949, with C.N. Annathurai breaking off from the DK and forming his own Dravida Munnethra Kazhagam (DMK) with many young, fire brand speakers, the Dravidian movement in South India got radicalised and grounded with a pride in Tamil language and culture.

Its call for a separate “Dravida Nadu” though emotionally fired against Hindi speaking, Aryan and Brahminic Northern India, lost ground in 1953 when Nehru had the “States Reorganising Committee” deflate the concept of a separate Dravidian Linguistic State, by carving out 03 new linguistic States out of the old Madrasi province. Kerala, Andra and Karnataka was redefined with “Tamil Nadu” made a lone Tamil linguistic State that left the larger “Dravidian” concept a mismatch.

In 1960, the DMK dropped the slogan “Dravida Nadu”, found it gained more support among Tamil voters and tripled its State Assembly representation to 50 in 1962 elections. In 1963, the DMK officially gave up the slogan for a Dravidian State and rewrote their party programme. A militant and a leading figure then in the DMK, Murasoli Maran was quoted as saying, “I am Tamil first but I am also an Indian. Both can exist together, provided there is space for cultural nationalism.” A leading theoretician in DMK, Era Sezhiyan who co-authored the new DMK programme in 1963 was also quoted in similar vein. He had said, it was more practical to demand a higher degree of autonomy for Tamil Nadu, instead.

Possibilities & Necessities

This brief coverage of Tamil or Dravidian history on either side of the Palk Strait, allows for a few conclusions on possibilities of resolving the political conflict of the SL Tamil people within a democratic capitalist State and on the necessities for such resolving of the political conflict in establishing a profitable shared future.

First, in drawing parallels with East-Timor and South Sudan, the most important conclusions are,

  1. The call for separation needs a strong, structured lobby within people living on the ground. In both East – Timor and South Sudan there were such strong political organisations for campaigning on the ground that had recognition and credibility among the people. In SL, that is a total absence, as even the TNA does not heed such a call.
  2. The major opponent in both countries, Habibie and al-Bashir for their own reasons, were willing to work out a process for a referendum. But not in Sri Lanka.
  3. In East-Timor, Habibie got the UN to run the referendum and in South Sudan, al-Bashir agreed to work with IGAAD and its donor countries. SL is far away from such a situation.

On Dravidian nationalism and separatism in South India, leaders learnt through praxis that to live together in a united country with adequate and effective mechanisms for power sharing, is more worth and economically profitable than fighting for a separate Dravidian State.

Therefore, the use of the much abused word “genocide”, that is promoted as reason for separatism for SL Tamils, now has to be seriously proved before calling for a “referendum” and those who call for such a referendum would have to explain,

  1. how over 10% of the SL Tamil people in post war SL continue to live in and around Colombo, in the Western Province, invest and do business without serious accusations of crimes, abductions, arbitrary arrests and extra judicial killings, that even the Sinhala South is now complaining of.

  2. how in post war SL, the TNA campaigned against the ruling UPFA and won majority number of parliamentary seats from the North at the 2010 April elections.

  3. how in post war SL, the TNA contesting against the ruling UPFA in LG elections in Northern districts was voted in large scale to gain control of the vast majority of the LG bodies

Genocide” can only be bandied about in the Diaspora and in TN, but will not be proved under a State, how ever undemocratic and racist the State is, when Tamil people participate in open electoral campaigns and elect their own representation for different tiers of governance. When they can invest and indulge in trade and business and have representations in business chambers as well. That is reason why democratic political parties of Tamil people in SL do not take up the call for a “referendum” and do not talk about “genocide” like those in the Diaspora and in Tamil Nadu.

What then is the alternative ?

The alternative for the SL Tamils living in SL, is NOT a separate State in North – East, though “Tamils for Obama” and other such alien Tamil groups would want to live with romantic answers for them.

The answer for the Tamils living in SL is to have democratic space as with Dravidians in Karnataka and Kerala and Tamils in Tamil Nadu, to live with their own cultural identity and a share in capitalist development (in this era), they are being denied for now. This requires serious and far fetched constitutional reforms that would give them the right to have their political expressions within the “new” State. The important question is, how such reforms could be effected, with a Sinhala government that is not prepared to accept such reforms that could undermine the dominant role it plays in the name of the majority Sinhala society.

A formulation that has majority Sinhala – Buddhist consensus in accommodating minority political aspirations was arrived at the All Party Representative Committee (APRC), that came out with its Final Report after continuous deliberations from July 2006 till April 2009 agreeing on power sharing that goes beyond the Delhi crafted 13th Amendment, with a bi-cameral parliament.

Unfortunately, this proposal is not campaigned for dialogue and asked for as a basis for negotiations by the Tamil organisations. They would not, as this contradicts their romantic idea of a separate State. It is not made public by the Rajapaksa regime, as this goes beyond their Sinhala political project. For the Tamils outside SL, living with a romantic slogan of a “separate” State, it pays to have Rajapaksa shelving the APRC Final Report and for Rajapaksa, it pays to have the Diaspora and TN fringe politics pushing their slogan of “genocide” and a “separate” State, for that would never have space for any negotiations. But none would pay to have a democratic, power sharing solution to the Tamil political conflict. That political conflict needs to be resolved for the Sinhala South also to have a democratic State and shared development for both nations.

Recommend reading – APRC Final Report and could be accessed here

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    calling for regime change kusal?

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    Kusal Perera,

    Thanks for discussing the ‘ Alternatives’ to Eelam, in the immediate aftermath of the Geneva resolution. The MR government, the other significant voices in the Sinhala polity and those representing the Tamil polity, have not articulated any clear alternative since the war ended. MR has apparently backed out of the status quo and is only interested in having PC elections as a barometer of his popularity ( Cheap?). Valuable time has been lost as a result and we are back to business as usual in terms of historical communal politics. MR has been shifting goal posts as a strategy,without defining what his vision is. He is obviously enjoying the cat and mouse game. The mouse is thus preordained to be doomed. The TNA is caught between the devil – MR, and the deep blue sea- the Tamil Diaspora. The interests of the Tamils who have to continue living in Sri Lanka, with concentrations in the north and east, have become almost irrelevant to the TNA. The TNA is more interested in keeping issues on the boil, to insure its electability, rather than risk seeking nebulous solutions from a tricky MR government. The EPDP goes with the winds blown by MR. The UNP wants to be neither fish nor fowl, and is as slippery as an eel, on the question of alternatives. In this atmosphere the creepy crawlers in society are coming out of their holes, to articulate their alternative- a repeat of a sad and tragic history.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Lucid and well explained. I get it. Thank you!

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    So our Nadu brothers demanded an EeLaam in 63 and didn’t get one?.

    Is that why we had to give PR to nearly One Million of them ,who weren’t much welcome by the Vellalas.

    How ironic is that the same Naduans want to give one to the TNA.

    Was this Karu and Jaya mob around when the original demand was submitted to the Aryans?.

    Obama can’t disappoint “Tamils for Obama.” after all their monetary and moral support. Can he?.

    Besides the US has to please the Camerons and Harpers, their coalition partners, who are depending on every marginal vote.

    It is the TNA who has steadfastly refused to negotiate in good faith to uplift the Tamils.

    It is totally because of the Diaspora and their Western mates

    30 % of the Colombsiders are Tamil.

    Although Mr Kusul failed to mention, there are tens of thousands of Tamils in other parts of the country in addition to Dehiwala.

    Perhaps 25 % of the Tamil population including Mr Sambandan and his corterie do not live .in the North or the East.

    Wonder whether PM Rudra care to engage a Morgna or a News Poll to check whether this 25% want a separate home land in the North?.

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      Very soon they will ask for the whole of Sri Lanka. It looks like they may get it because they have very good friends working for them in the Sri Lankan government. This is a master plan ..

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      Boot licking Sumane Talk sense. ALl teh Tamisl want to go back to North East. If teh Racist muderorus army is removed. At least in colombo they have international exposure to safe guard them. Murderous Army killed Raviraj in teh heart of Colombo. Maheswaran ina Colombo Temple. but at least the Emabssies will come to know what happened. But If they live in North East nobody come to know That si why Tamisl are in Colombo.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “30 % of the Colombsiders are Tamil.

      Perhaps 25 % of the Tamil population including Mr Sambandan and his corterie do not live .in the North or the East.”

      Impressive.

      I have a simple solution for this simple problem.

      Please deport all of them to their ancestral home land as you have done in the past. Once that is done please return to your own ancestral homeland in the North or South of India.

      Bihar is supposed to be an ideal place for your people to settle down and multiply.

      How soon can you make your travel arrangements?

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    Looks like that Gota does not want people visiting Trichi India, the only way to get down Parippu is by Air. Therefore both BBS and Gota may like another Indian Parippu drop again at their door step.

    Gota the swolen head USA Gas pump attendant now talking so big with his over fed Pinghthtara Pina Dana yellow bird BBS should watch the following video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HJyE-EpOIU&feature=share

    This gon haraka Gota and his pimp BBS should stay away from further instigating violance against other Minority communitts. Otherwise they will get their Sambarani parippu vada rasam soup from all the other countries where these Cheevarayas have their pansalas. They all will be attacked like dogs and will send more clips to Youtube.

    Let them have their Home coming from all the foreign countries.

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    The US Ambassador speaking after the passing of the resolution emphasised that the US Government will not encourage a separate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka. India is unlikely to encourage it, as it will pose a threat to the integrity of India.

    Sri Lanka needs to focus on the following sections of the preamble in developing a strategy to face this Resolution.

    “Reaffirm that it is the responsibility of each State to ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of its entire population.

    Reaffirm also that States must ensure that any measure taken to combat terrorism complies with their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, as applicable.”

    Failure to develop a sound strategy based on changing course from the strategy of Gadaffi to the strategy of the Gandhi family, will result in disastrous consequences for the Rulers, with another dark era for the people of Sri Lanka.

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    Conduct of Tamils and India has created so much hatred among Sri Lankans including the armed forces. This will spell disaster to Tamils as the government controls everything from water supply to medicine supply. Inability to foresee these dangers is the biggest weapon they have. I will be amazed if these events go without silent but effective “retaliation”.

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      They are doing without any provocation for 4 years after so called end of war So why bother about it

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    Author has documented and analysed the changing political landscape of the northern problem. What stands out is the shifting stance of the TN and Indian policy makers and the impact on our own problem. As stated Tamils in Sri Lanka are not limited to the North and do not need a seperate state for their survival. What is required is a more secular approach to governance and granting of the rights of all minorities whereever they reside in this country.

    The mindset created to win the war will not serve to build a united country. So it is in the interest of the regime, the govt, the majority and the minorities to change this minset and unite to build a properous nation. The regime should cease its devious methods of depriving the tamils in the north and attacking the muslims in the south. The executive presidency must be abolished and the country returned to democratic rule. If not the problems will not disappear but continue and increase by geneva 2014.

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    There are some dangerous ideas here, based on ignorance.

    East Timor decision was taken by a foolish Habibi, a technocrat who accidentally got in to power and was clueless about the international forces behind the Timorese issue. Australian PM John Howard later said that he himself was “surprised” by Habibi’s decision. It was a campaign planned by Paul Holfowitz who as Indonesian ambassador got Indonesia to annexe Timor and then reverted back to colonialism in 25 years. Today East Timor is a Portuguese speaking Portuguese colony with extreme poverty despite enormous oil resources.

    Sudan was another longterm American project due to the oil concentrated in the south.

    This writer displays his total ignorance of the bigger geopolitical scene in which these kinds of “liberation movements” are promoted by America and the West.

    Like to think these are simply naive and ignorant ideas. But with the American method of paying good dollars to spread these kind of ideas, one can never be sure.

    Referendum in Sri Lanka will probably happen over a lot of dead bodies, may be NGOs included!

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    Please friends that are really alert on the TAMIL diaspora propaganda tricks..

    please check the following you tube video: They have made one video putting new episodes of the war end issues with the name of last year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=XW7Ba1jyRqo&NR=1

    We have to be serious with the investigations but not just because external forces askus to to do so.

    My problem is the uneducated government top leadership would ever grasph the importance of going through with the war related investigations wholeheartedly.

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    The invaders made a beeline for one member of the ASI group who was strikingly conspicuous due to his appearance. This was none other than the Ven. Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thera , a 46 year old Buddhist priest from Sri Lanka. The monk who stood out from the rest because of his saffron robe and bald head had been a student at ASI since 2011.His area of study was focused on the similiarities and differences between monuments erected during the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa periods of Sri Lankan history and the Chozha period of south Indian history.

    The activist group surrounded Gnanaloka Thera and hurled abuse at him. They accused him of being responsible for killing their Tamil brothers in Sri Lanka. When the priest denied the charge one man clutched his robe. When the priest tried to retrieve the robe he was manhandled and assaulted.

    Some other devotees and tourists in the temple saw what was happening and cried out. Gnanaloka Thera’s fellow students in the vicinity noticed the fracas and rushed to his aid. Vasuden a maintenance assistant of the temple and a few Hindu priests also rushed to the spot urging the activists to stop.

    The ASI students now formed a protective human circle around Gnanaloka Thera to shield him from the blows. The Tamil group then shouted that the Buddhist priest must get out of the temple. The post-graduate Archaeology student team then began moving out of the temple taking care to keep their robe-clad colleague in the middle. Temple priests and worshippers were shocked at the sacrilege being committed in the great temple.

    Members of a Tamil outfit surround Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thero at the Big temple in Thanjavur on Saturday-Photo: Special Arrangement ~ courtesy: The Hindu
    ACTIVISTS

    When the ASI group got out they found some more “activists” outside There was also a TV crew. Some in the group had cameras. Some more abuse was shouted at the priest. One man in a blue shirt came up to the priest and said in perfect English that the Buddhist priest would be killed unless he vacated the temple precincts.The man in the blue shirt was later identified as Karikalan a lawyer residing at Burma Colony in Thanjavoor. Karikalan has been an executive committee member of the Tamil Desiya Pothuvudamai Katchi (TDPK) for nearly ten years.

    The TDPK, a small party espousing “Tamil National Socialism”, also advocates the setting up of a Tamil state in North and East Sri Lanka. The party is headed by P. Maniyarasan who has often addressed meetings organized by the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in Western capitals. The fringe outfit has in recent times attracted large crowds at meetings by promoting the Tamil Eelam cause. It has a vast array of powerful orators like Maniyarasan, Rajendra Cholan, Yoganathan, Ki. Venkatraman and Aruna Bharathi.

    Gnanaloka There and his ASI colleagues left the Temple precincts and started walking to the building near the temple where the Archaeology Survey department maintained an office. The Tamil activists also accompanied them shouting anti- Sri Lanka and anti-Rajapaksa slogans. Some started hitting the priest from behind. The ASI students including the priest quickened their pace finally breaking into a run as the blows increased.

    Archaeology and temple officials also converged at the trouble spot and tried to restrain the mob. They managed to take Gnanaloka Thera into the office and lock him up for his own safety in a room. The Police were informed. The Archaeology officials tried to engage the activists in conversation and requested them to leave saying the Buddhist monk was a “viruntaali”(guest) in Tamil Nadu and should not be harmed.

    HOSTILE

    But the rabble would not accept it and kept on chanting slogans that the “Singalan”(Sinhalese)must be sent out. The hostile crowd began increasing as more and more passers-by joined it. Finally the Police arrived and began dispersing the crowd.

    Meanwhile Archaeological dept officials took Gnanaloka Thera and other ASI students out through a rear door and put them aboard two vans. The bhikku got out of his robes on the advice of the Police and changed into ordinary garb. The activist group came to know of what was happening and ran to the vehicles. The Police prevented them from going close to the vehicles. Police also provided security to the two vehicles as the demonstrators started screaming loudly. Two Police vehicles at the front and back escorted the two ASI Vans out of the Temple vicinity.

    The ASI students cancelled the rest of their program and proceeded to Tiruchirappalli where an Airport is situated. Tiruchirappalli called Trichinopoly by the British is now referred to generally as Tiruchi or Trichi. The convoy of four vehicles reached the Tanjore-Trichi highway.

    It was felt that the problem was now over as the vans proceeded smoothly via the Trichy-Tanjore road to the airport.But the troubles of the ASI team were far from over.Members of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham(MDMK)got to know that some “Sri Lankans” were travelling to the Trichi Airport. The MDMK now joined forces with the “Naam Thamizhar Katchi” (NTK)to launch combined operations. The MDMK is led by V.Gopalaswamy now known as Vaiko.The NTK is led by Sebastian Seemon now known as Senthamilan Seeman.

    CONCEALED

    The MDMK-NTK activists concealed themselves in strategic positions close to the roundabout near the Ariyamangalam dairy farm. As the vehicles slowed down at the roundabout the Tamil activists emerged suddenly with sticks and stones and blocked the vehicles. They started shouting anti-Rajapaksa slogans and started attacking the vehicles with the ASI students. Glass shattered as the side windows cracked. Rotten eggs were thrown in. The students inside cowered in fear as a few thugs poked sticks and tried to hit them. Fortunately Gnanaloka Thera could not be identified by the mob as he was now in civilian clothing.

    Policemen got down from their vehicles and managed to clear the crowd. They told the drivers to proceed and that they would follow. The drivers utilized the “opening” created by the Police and drove on fast despite another mob trying to block them at the other side of the Dairy farm roundabout. Some activists got on their motor cycles and gave chase. But when Police vehicles also started out and reached the ASI vehicles the motor cyclists drew back and began following the convoy.

    Meanwhile the Police in Trichi was alerted to what was happening. Reinforcements were sent in vehicles while police patrols were also deployed on the road. Still the activists continued with their antics. When the vans neared the Ponmalai railway bridge some of Seeman’s disciples jumped out and took swipes at the vehicles with poles. Thereafter stones were pelted.

    When the vehicles reached the “G corner” at Ponmalai a large number of volunteers from the MDMK tried to obstruct the road shouting slogans against Sri Lanka. They also tried to attack the vehicles However a Police detachment arrived on the spot and dispersed the MDMK.As the Vans neared the TVS tollgate another group comprising the NTK and MDMK tried to attack them.

    AIRPORT

    Finally the ASI vehicles reached the Airport through a route via Subramaniapuram. Here too a mob of activists from several Tamil outfits had assembled at the entrance chanting slogans. The Police however did not allow them to enter Airport premises.

    The ASI students including Gnanaloka Thera were taken into the Airport building under heavy Police guard .As a result of the attacks the front wind shield of one van and the rear of the other was damaged. The side windows of both were shattered. Five of the students including the Bhikku sustained minor injuries. They were given first aid at the Airport.

    Trichi City Police Commissioner Shailesh Kumar Yadav was personally present at the Airport to greet the affected students. The Police commissioner personally expressed his apologies for the incidents to the students in general and Gnanaloka Thera in particular. They were kept in a secure place at the Airport with heavy Police security until arrangements to fly them out to Chennai was made. Police also met them in Chennai and provided security.

    Meanwhile Police also cracked down on the activists involved in the attacks. Initially twelve persons in Thanjavoor and Eleven persons in Tiruchi were detained for questioning. Thereafter some were released and the others charged in courts. Altogether Eight persons have been charged in both districts.

    CUSTODY

    In Trichi five persons were produced in courts and then remanded in judicial custody at Trichi jail. They have been indicted under Sections 147, 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons) and 341 and 506 (ii) of Indian Penal Code. Those charged include C. Cheran, rural district secretary, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and A. Suresh, district deputy secretary, MDMK student wing.

    In Thanjavoor, three were charged under Sections 147 (rioting), 341 (wrongful restraint), 294 (B) (uttering obscene words), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 353 (assault) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.The trio charged are Pazha Rajendran, State executive committee member of Thamizh Desa Poduvudamai Katchi, Rasu. Muniyandi (48), Thanjavur town secretary of Thamizh Desiya Poduvudamai Katchi, and N. Thyagu (27) of Naam Thamizhar Katchi.They were produced before Tanjore Judicial Magistrate-1 who remanded them in custody. They were later lodged at Papanasam sub-jail.The lawyer Karikalan of TDPK and another man Vijay of NMK are absconding.

    If Chennai provided a safe haven to Ven.Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thera after harrowing experiences in Thanjavoor and Trichi, the Tamil Nadu state capital did not provide safety or security to the Ven.Udathalawinne Wageesa Thera another Buddhist priest from Sri Lanka. In a shocking incident a second Bhikku was attacked on Monday March 18th 2013 by pseudo-nationalist goondas in Tamil Nadu.

    A group of nineteen Buddhists from Geli-Oya in Kandy district had left Sri Lanka on March 3rd to India on a pilgrimage to see the holy sites in the land where Lord Buddha was born. The Geli-oya pilgrims were led by 36 year old ven.Udathalawinna Wageesa Thera. There was one other monk also in the group but he had opted to travel like a “civilian ”in ordinary clothes as a precaution. Wageesa Thera had also been advised to do so for safety reasons due to the volatile nature of anti- Sri Lankan politics in Tamil Nadu but the comparatively young priest had not wanted to discard the saffron robe.

    CHENNAI

    After visiting several places in North India and Nepal the group arrived in Chennai by the “Tamil Nadu Express” train which operates between the Tamil Nadu state capital Chennai and the Indian capital New Delhi. The train pulled in at the Chennai Central railway station on platform no 6 at 7.20 am on Monday morning.The passengers including the pilgrims got out but Wageesa Thera remained in the compartment S-6 collecting a few of his belongings.

    Suddenly three men clambered aboard the compartment. They went straight up to Wageesa Thera who was seated. Two of the men were in trousers and shirt while a third man was wearing a tee shirt and cap. They surrounded the startled Bhikku and began shouting at him. They accused him of killing Tamils in Sri Lanka and coming to Tamil Nadu.

    At this point two others who seemed to be media persons got in. One had a TV camera. Now the trio started posing for the camera and shouted slogans. They also heaped abuse calling the priest a dog and a murderer. “Get out of Tamil Nadu” they threatened. The Buddhist priest did not try to talk to them. He got up and attempted to walk away. Immediately he was assaulted. He was hit on the face, chest and arms.

    Despite the blows Wageesa Thera managed to exit the compartment after running along the corridor but the trio followed suit. The priest was chased along the platform. He stumbled and fell. The trio then surrounded him and attacked him. He was kicked. He was also hit on the left leg with an iron pipe. The attackers interspersed their violence with slogans made to the camera. ”you cant come here after killing there” they said.

    POLICE

    By this time several of the pilgrims became aware of what was happening and rushed to the spot. They tried to restrain the trio. When one person tried to photograph the incident one man tried to snatch the camera. There was a tug of war and the camera fell on the ground.Many passengers, railway porters and platform vendors also converged on the spot. They started scolding the men in Tamil and urged them to stop. A railway station employee alerted the Railway Police of what was happening.

    Seeing that the situation was transforming against them the trio left the scene hurriedly. The Police arrived and took the Sri Lankan pilgrims away from the platform to the station office. The priest was given first aid. Although his left leg was injured the monk refused medical treatment at a hospital. However he requested Police protection while being in Chennai.

    Thereafter more Police arrived and statements were recorded. It was discovered then that in the melee 40,000 rupees had gone missing. The pilgrims were then transported to the Mahabodhi centre at Egmore with Police escort. Additional Police were provided for their security at the Mahabodhi. Subsequently Wageesa Thera left Chennai and arrived in Colombo. He was welcomed by many Buddhist priests at Katunayake.

    Meanwhile Chennai Police questioned the TV crew about how they had arrived at the scene. The Police was told that they had got an anonymous telephone call saying that some Sinhalese people were being attacked at the station. The Police also checked the TV footage taken by the media and also the CCTV cameras. One of the men was identified and arrested. Consequently the other two were also arrested.

    SEEMAN

    The arrested persons all from Chennai are N Saravana Prakash, 29, from ayiram Vilakku, L Prabhakaran , 24, from Kothavalchavadi and M Srinivasan, 33, from Thiruvallikerni. They are all members of the Naam Thamizhar Katchi (We Tamil Party). The party is led by Sebastian Seemon who now calls himself Senthamizhan seeman. He is currently in Geneva, Switzerland to engage in anti-Sri Lanka lobbying.

    Seeman a film director cum actor has been obnoxiously racist. He was detained in Tamil Nadu for many months for publicly threatening to kill Sinhalese in India as retaliation for Tamil Nadu fishermen being killed. He was deported from Canada some time ago for making racist remarks threatening the lives of Sinhala persons. Recently Seeman was denied entry to the USA and turned back at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York .Seeman’s movement has a leaping tiger as its symbol. His younger followers wear black tee –shirts with Prabhakaran’s portrait and describe themselves as “Karumpuligal” or black tigers. His party has thousands of Sri Lankan Tamil members from the global Tamil Diaspora. The membership fee is 100 US Dollars per year. In addition Seeman also gets hefty donations from tiger supporters abroad.

    The attacks on two Buddhist priests from Sri Lanka within three days in Tamil Nadu has angered many. The deplorable attacks have been condemned – and rightly so – severely by responsible representatives of all communities in Sri Lanka The Govt has protested to the Indian Govt and also sought protection for Sri Lankans and Sri Lanka related Institutions in Tamil Nadu.

    The attacks on the Buddhist priests cannot be viewed in isolation. They form part of an ongoing pattern of rowdy attacks by a racist rabble posing as Tamil nationalists. One of the earliest attacks was on Thirukumar Nadesan the well-known Sri Lankan businessman who is married to Nirupama Rajapaksa the MP from Hambantota and niece of Chamal, Mahinda, Gotabhaya and Basil Rajapaksa.

    ROWDYISM

    Thirukumar Nadesan was attacked in the temple town of Rameswaram by members of Vaiko and Seeman led organizations on January 10th 2012.I then wrote an article about the incident and its ramifications for the “Daily Mirror” titled “Rowdyism at Rameswaram by a Tamil Nadu activist mob”. I will conclude now with relevant excerpts from that article. Here are the extracts-

    “The rowdyism at Rameswaram was a vicious symptom of an anti-Sri Lankan malady afflicting sections of the peace-loving Tamil Nadu population. There has been a recurring phenomenon of organized hostile activity against Sri Lanka and some Sri Lankans by political activists belonging to minor political parties and organizations in the state.

    Great antipathy has been shown in recent times towards President Rajapaksa and his Government by political elements considered to be sympathizers and fellow travellers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization.

    These elements have been demonstrating against Sri Lankan politicians who visit Tamil Nadu. Racist rowdyism has been shown against helpless Sinhala tourists and pilgrims in the state. These innocent people had nothing to do with the Rajapaksa regime”.

    RACISM

    “Energised by the inflammatory and provocative utterances of so called political leaders such as Seeman ,emotional youths in Tamil Nadu have displayed antipathy bordering on hatred towards Sri Lanka and the Rajapaksa regime. Very often these feelings deteriorate into sheer racism against the Sinhala people who are demonized as an oppressive majority destroying Tamils in the Island.

    The rise of such racism has paved the way for a new form of vigilantism to emerge in Tamil Nadu. These political activists are determined to keep out Sri Lankans connected to the Rajapaksa Govt. Demonstrations are staged very often against perceived targets. While the objective is political at an ideological level, crass racism is pervasively visible in actual practice. Ordinary Sinhala people have been targets in addition to politicians”.

    “The recurring phenomenon of racist rowdyism can have serious repercussions affecting Indo-Lanka relations in the future. It is indeed ironic that the antics of these racist elements in Tamil Nadu are contrary to avowed policy measures of India towards Sri Lanka . India is very keen on fostering people to people relationships and are encouraging travel and tourism to India from Sri Lanka . Commerce and trade is being developed. India is also keen to attract Sri Lankan professionals in key sectors through agreements such as CEPA.

    INCIDENTS

    While this goes on at one level the Indian state that is closest to Sri Lanka in more ways than one is not creating a conducive climate for amity and friendship. The racist attitudes displayed by these political elements are undermining the overall Indian policy objectives. At present these incidents are mere irritants but gradually the friction could assume grave proportions. It is time then for the powers that be in India both at the Central and state govt level to take appropriate action and prevent such incidents in the future”.

    “It is the right of every Sri Lankan with a valid visa to visit India in general and Tamil Nadu in particular safely and securely. It is of Paramount importance that all Sri Lankans visiting India for religious and cultural purposes be allowed safe passage and a secure stay.

    The rise of racist vigilantism in Tamil Nadu manifesting itself in disgusting forms needs to be condemned vehemently. Tamils of Sri Lanka must disassociate themselves with despicable acts such as these that are being committed by racist rabbles in the name of Pan-Thamizhian solidarity”.

    DBS Jeyaraj

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      The attack on the monk is despicable. The hooligan who did that should be brought to book.

      Your comment is a copy and paste of an article that appeared in the dbs jeyaraj column. He (dbs) is nothing more than a [Edited out] How much has he written on the sufferings of the Tamils and the way they have been subjugated, raped and tortured by the Rajapakses. For almost four years after the war, these things did not happen in Tamilnadu. If there is a surge, it is because how the bottled-up frustration and anger has emerged at the way the SL regime is ill treating the Tamils. People now see them as pathetic liars with no credibility whatsoever. Surely, there is no way to deal with the Rajapakses in Tamilnadu. So this is the end result. The regime must realise that whatever they do, there will be repercussions. Instead of bluffing around they should seriously consider honouring their promises. May be this hoodlum dbs can have a word with the Rajapakses to see sense before this spirals into more serious issues, on both sides across the straits.

      Is it little wonder why the Tamils are behaving the way they did. And there is no benevolence nor reverence emanating from SL monks. They belong to a very violent order and resort to blackmail and violence. They have mired themselves in politics and by default have abdicated the reverence they ought to be shown or given. If they want respect and honour, they should keep themselves far away from politics. What happened in Tamilnadu is a pale shadow compared to how these miscreants behave in SL. Their militant attitude and ways are well known. They have little or no regard for the law. When an order of this nature perpetrates violence on defenceless people, how can they expect respect from others. They bought into this and somehow have to face it. News travels far and wide and what goes around comes around too. Violence begets violence. As long as they behave this way in SL, I won’t be surprised that there would be hoodlums in Tamilnadu who could use these to justify their violence. As yo would have already know there were Tamils around there who went to their rescue but the point is this is only going to aggravate with the stupendous behaviour of SL monks. If they want respect and reverence, they have to earn it. I don’t see that coming. Instead Champika Ranawaka is trumpeting from his little hole. What can he do outside of SL? With people like him SL doesn’t need enemies. If he shouts, so would Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha. Just see how Tamilnadu sentiments had almost brought down the Indian Govt? So, open up your minds, create channels of communication and discuss issues. He talks of India interfering in SL internal issues. He cannot be that stupid to realise that when thousands of Tamils cross the straits into India (read Tamilnadu) as refugees, it cannot be simply SL’s problem only. He can poke as much as from his little hole in SL, but he is just helping the world to drag the Rajapakses into a deeper pit. If you think of him and the Buddhist culture that he is propagating, what wrong would anyone find in the way the Tamilnadu hoodlums reacted against the Buddhist monk?

      They have made the lives of minorities very miserable and they have imprinted their mark and authority in almost every sphere of political and ordinary life of SL. If you preach and live with violence, you have to face violence when it gets to you. I am not talking about exceptions here. Those who live by the sword die by it also. These monks are a disgrace to the human race.

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    Kusal Perera asks:

    “Resolution On SL Voted On And Over; Where Goes TN “Eelamists” Now ?”

    Answer:

    To their graves to join their “Thalaivar” Prababharan

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    Naga

    Thanks for reappearing in these forums.

    Please read the following excerpts published in Ceylon Today under the title “Crimes against tourists on the rise”:

    Text and pic by Dinouk Colombage

    “Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is facing a growing concern over the increased number of crimes committed against tourists. According to officials, in December of 2012, there was an estimated 10% rise in the number of reported crimes against tourists.”

    Should we now call other countries to sever diplomatic relation with Sri Lanka as crimes committed against tourists is on the increase?

    You are free to apply hypocrisy, double standards, complete ignorance, arrogance and utter stupidity in your response.

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    I think Rajapakshe should be very careful when making his popular rhetorics in terms of the IC. We are not a powerful nation, just a small nation belonging to developing countries in the world. Arrogance cant help us further. MR is not at all wise being unable to controll over his ministers within his cabinet.

    LLRC implementation could take its way better as once Rajiva reiterated, if he paid wholehearted interests to that. If he can react to pass pacts lifting taxes importing unaffordable lamboginis to the country – why not he cant pay the genuine interest towards LLRC implementations. Rajiva one of the highly educated candidate of the cabinet accepted that the implementation of LLRC suggestion are painfully low. And he could also avoid the misconduct of the impeachment process against COUNTRY `S CJ. Now every second argument of the IC contained how the country^s president went on with that impeachment process of conuntry^s CJ. And the candidate of his new candidate and his profile with corrupted records.

    If the leader was that wise, all these secondary issues could have been addressed favorablly to the nation and country… Did he fulfil that ?

    New leader for the country is a must – right at this critical juncture of the country.

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    When one sees the mockery of the Political leadership of this country, one can not help but agree that it is sad that the ’62 Coup was a failure.

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