26 October, 2020

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Rethinking A Political Solution

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

I believe that in recent articles I have established certain positions about Sri Lanka’s Tamil ethnic problem: 1) Problems have a protean character, they keep changing in the course of time, so that our ability to handle them depends on whether or not we perceive and conceptualize them accurately at a given time. 2) The core problem is the Tamil Nadu factor, not a purely indigenous Tamil ethnic problem. 3) The solution has to be through democracy, not devolution. If I am correct in thinking that the core problem is the Tamil Nadu factor, it follows that the international dimension of the Tamil ethnic problem is of paramount importance, and the solution can be facilitated or hindered by whether or not the Sinhalese and the Tamils perceive and conceptualize that dimension accurately. Neither the Sinhalese nor the Tamils have done so.

The Tamils have tended to overestimate the power of the international dimension to determine ethnic outcomes in Sri Lanka, while the Sinhalese have on the whole tended to underestimate it. Some or perhaps many Tamils have the naïve belief that the so-called right of self-determination can be invoked at the proper time to get the international community to back the establishment of Eelam. I have demonstrated in earlier articles that the international community recognizes no such right outside a colonial context, and pointed out that thereafter no breakaway state has been established merely through invocation of the so-called right of self-determination. States have broken up either because the dominant ethnic group could not prevent it or acquiesced in it for good historical or other reasons. I cannot imagine the Sinhalese ever acquiescing in the establishment of Eelam.

The Tamils seem to be giving far too much importance to the fact that internationally raw power is on their side, not on the side of the Sinhalese. It must seem to many Tamils that their most sensible strategy therefore would be to obstruct any proposed solution that falls short of a loose confederal arrangement that would amount to a de facto Eelam, and wait for the day when India finds it opportune to intervene in Sri Lanka and break it up. The problem for the Tamils is that that day may never come, though it cannot be ruled out as a very remote contingency. Should a future Sinhalese leader be stupid enough to try out another 1983 pogrom the international community could well back Indian intervention, which could result in a breakup. Another possibility – again a very remote one – is that some problem between India and China suddenly careens out of control, India panics, and decides that its legitimate interests require that it establish a permanent foothold in Sri Lanka – a situation that could conceivably lead to a breakup. But it seems to me absurd for the Tamils to insist on a very wide measure of devolution in the expectation that the asymmetrical power equation could lead to Eelam someday.

I believe that the Tamils who think along those lines have lost sight of the importance of the moral factor in international relations in the contemporary world. That factor has far more weight today in international relations than in the past. The US had the power to bomb Vietnam back into the Stone Age several times over, but it refrained from doing so. Instead it engaged in a humiliating withdrawal, which was accompanied by thunderous applause from the peoples of the world. The great powers of today have the means to destroy weak countries but they find it difficult or impossible to dominate them. True, Russia has engaged in what looks like neo-imperialist bullying of some of its neighbors, and China has declared that it will use force as a last resort to assert its claims in the South China Seas. Those powers are really asserting their rights to their “spheres of influence” as great powers. If Sri Lanka gangs up with China against India, the latter could well want to break up Sri Lanka. Otherwise – because of the moral factor I have mentioned above – I find it impossible to believe that India will lightly break up Sri Lanka for the sake of the Tamils.

It seems to me clear enough that the Tamils have over-estimated the factor of power in international relations in determining ethnic outcomes in Sri Lanka. It is equally clear that the Sinhalese side has underestimated that power factor. It is not necessary to go into much detail to substantiate that point. It should suffice to refer to the last Government’s endlessly reiterated commitment to give the Tamils not just 13A but 13A plus, followed by years of prevarication and temporizing which obviously disgusted India and others who were concerned about the Tamil ethnic problem. Evidently the last Government had no fears about the breakup of Sri Lanka, but it failed to grasp that nonetheless India and its associates had the power to cause immense harm to Sri Lanka. A message was clearly conveyed to us when India jettisoned its hitherto sacrosanct principle of never voting for country specific Resolutions at Geneva. But our then Government failed to get that message.

We have failed to understand the international dimension of the Tamil ethnic problem. We have no purely indigenous Tamil ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. The international community would not be bothered about if not for the Tamil Nadu and India factors. We have also failed to understand – as I have shown above – the factor of power in international relations in connection with our ethnic problem. The Tamils continue to be obsessed with the grand delusion that they can get Eelam through international intervention. That, I believe, is the main reason why we have been having so much difficulty in reaching a definitive and enduring peaceful solution.

Where do we go from here? My argument that more devolution will probably do no more than compound our problems in the ethnic sphere could be substantiated by a recent development in the Eastern Province. I refer to the intemperate outburst of the EP Chief Minister against a member of the armed forces. It appears that relations between the Chief Minister and the EP Governor have been unsatisfactory: allegedly the Chief Minister has been favoring the Muslims while the Governor has been trying to take corrective action. To understand this problem we have to contextualize it. Because of the war the traditional demographic situation in the EP has been altered. As a consequence the EP Muslim politicians struck a deal with their Sinhalese counterparts and a Muslim became the EP Chief Minister. This has been fiercely resented by many Tamils who see that development as an illegitimate usurpation of the traditional position of the Tamils in what has historically been their homeland. The result it appears is that Tamil-Muslim relations in the EP are being wrecked – that is to say, in an area which has long been famous for its relative ethnic harmony. Surely this would not be happening if not for devolution, if that Province had been under centralized rule with a maximum measure of decentralization, not devolution. It is wrong to make a shibboleth of devolution, to see it as the one panacea for all ethnic ills. It is time to move towards a solution through a fully functioning democracy as in the West.

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    Rajash,

    Where are you?

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      Native Vedda

      “Rajash, Where are you?”

      Rajesh is busy collecting money for LTTE.

      Financial support for LTTE continues: Says US

      Despite the LTTE’s military defeat by the Sri Lankan government in 2009, the terrorist group’s international network of sympathizers and financial support continues, the US State Department said.

      The Country Reports on Terrorism issued by the US State Department said LTTE’s financial network of support had continued operations in 2015.

      “The group used its international contacts and the large Tamil diaspora in North America, Europe, and Asia to procure weapons, communications, funds and other needed supplies. The group employed charities as fronts to collect and divert funds for its activities,” the report said.

      It said there had been no known attacks in Sri Lanka that could verifiably be attributed to the LTTE since the end of the war but a total of 13 LTTE supporters, several of whom had allegedly planned attacks against the US and Israeli diplomatic facilities in India were arrested in Malaysia in 2014.

      “Additional LTTE members were arrested in Malaysia and India in 2015, one of whom was accused of exhorting other Sri Lankans to fund and revive the LTTE,” it said.

      Referring to countering violent extremism, the report said Sri Lanka continued to operate a one-year long rehabilitation program for former alleged LTTE combatants, participation in which was mandatory for a majority of the prisoners formerly held under the PTA who were released on bail.

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/110427/Financial-support-for-LTTE-continues-US

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        Rajash where are you?

        live and kicking.

        Decided not to post on IZ rubbish articles any more.

        Full of contradictions

        he says and I quote…

        “The Tamils seem to be giving far too much importance to the fact that internationally raw power is on their side, ….”

        then he goes on to say and I quote…

        “We have failed to understand the international dimension of the Tamil ethnic problem.”

        This guy is writing for the sake of writing….

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          Rajash

          You are safe. Good.

          Now there is a new Mission and Project.

          To DECREASE the BIRTH DEFECTS, Improve the HEALTH and Improve the IQ of South Asians and Middle Easterners, especially Muslims and Others who in-breed by marry their cousins, first and second generation after generation.

          Even Buddhists marry first cousins, just like Siddharatha Gautama and Yasodhara Devi did. In Sri Lanka, they call “Avasi Matsinna”.

          It is intra-cousins, between the first cousins and second cousins that is the problem, The Problem aggravates when this practice is carried out generation after generation, within a small gene pool.

          Apparently there was a study done in the past wherein it showed the highest down syndrome cases in SL were within the Kandyan Community.

          Inbreeding should be Haraam

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvlWU_Gf4Fw

          More Muslims are killed from the time conception and through life by inbreeding, many, many more times than killed by Mahaveeran Priyavar Velupillai Prabakaran.

          Published on Aug 17, 2013

          Stillbirths are the biggest killer of Muslims daily,this video investigates the root causes of this global phenomena,links for further reading Center for Arab Genomic Studies

          http://www.cags.org.ae/FMPro?-DB=ctga…

          Muslim Inbreeding—- a human catastrophe

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm6T1_au5GM

          A quick estimate of Inbreeding Impact on Intelligence. A Question remains on its effect on health.

          1,400 years of inbreeding, with 30 years per generation is 46 generations. So,the Muslims IQ must have dropped bu 0.3 IQ points every generation, and with 46 generations, the IQ must have dropped from 100 to 0.3×46 = 13.8 points i.e. IQ 100- 13.8 = IQ 86 close to 85 IQ for South Asians and Middle Easterners.

          National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

          http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

          Now the Natives of Northern Mediterranean and Southern Mediterranean are genetically about the same. However, the average IQ for Northern Mediterranean is from 90-100 whereas the average IQ for Southern Mediterranean, comprising mostly Muslims is between 80 and 86.

          The IQs of the Muslims 1,000 years ago must have been higher by 10 points or more.

          Try explaining that to a an Ulama or Mullah. They will say Revelation sits in judgement over Reason.

          So, Lets Rank the “Problems” to be addressed. Plenty to choose from. Need Focus.

          1. Human in-breeding, especially by Muslims, and by others.

          2. Castism

          3. Racism

          4. Freedom to practice any of the 4,000 odd religions without being abused.

          5. Freedom of Expression and thought

          6. Safeguarding National and ethnic heritages.

          7. Citizen’s Rights including safety and right to e=ducation and health care.

          8. Freedom of assembly.

          9. Self- Determination and Devolution? This is a very tricky. Americans had a civil War and LTTE had one too!. Where does the Proble lie? Sinhala Buddhism ? Mahawansa? Hinduism?

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        Amarasiri

        Rajesh is busy collecting money for LTTE.

        who is Rajesh?

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          Rajash

          “who is Rajesh? “

          Is he your brother, cousin brother or somebody else? Did I make a typo?

          So Raj-esh is not Rag-ash?

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        Amarasiri
        Did not I say the troops should stay in the North until the threat of terrorism is completely eradicated?

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          Nondi Vedda and Ambude Siri the Bambre’s Trolls get wet dreams when IH comes out with his mulla top rump from Dehiwala hole.

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          eusense

          then yo will be playing right into the hands of the eelamists who will call it occupied lands like the palestinians.There is no need to have an army there if you are not occupying someone else’s lands.

          anyway the army can always go back if and when terrorism starts again.Main thing is they should not contribute towards it starting again.They are bound to run amok at some time in the future as they will be so frustrated being away from their families and friends for such long periods.If a dispute occurs somewhere involving army personnel and it ends up with some civilians killed then the ramifications in the UN etc will be severe.

          It is best gradually get the army out of the north east.Let us say 20% every year and all out by 5 years time.

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      Izeth Hussain,

      RE: Rethinking A Political Solution

      Rethinking Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time’, Dead at 74.

      May he rest in peace. “To Allah belongs what He took, and to Him belongs what He gave. Everything is recorded with Him for an appointed term.”

      Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead.

      Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74.

      After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.

      “My enemy is the white people, not Vietcongs or Chinese or Japanese,” Ali told one white student who challenged his draft avoidance. “You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. You won’t even stand up for me in America for my religious beliefs and you want me to go somewhere and fight but you won’t even stand up for me here at home.”

      Mohamed Ali was not in-bred.

      Are the Sri Lankan Tamils Saying my Enemy is Sinhala People? Muslim People? Tamil People? English People? Indian People?

      Are the Sri Lankan Sinhala Saying my Enemy is Tamil People? Muslim People? Indian People? English People?

      Are the Sri Lankan Muslims Saying my Enemy is Tamil People? Sinhala People? Indian People? English People?

      What are the lessons that can be learned from Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time’?

      http://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/muhammad-ali-greatest-all-time-dead-74-n584776

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    Dear Izeth,
    However much with your stupid mind you run down Tamils in order to be a lap dog of Sinhala Chauvinists, the perception of Sinhalese about Muslims will not change. Remember what the Batticaloa Buddhist priest told “You have given north to Kotiyas and east to Thambiyas”. In fact they hate the Muslims more than the Tamils.

    Sinhalese used to tell that both Tamils and Muslims are parasites with a small difference. Tamils are like plant parasites taking food but not causing much damage to the host, but Muslims are like animal parasites sucking blood causing the destruction of the host. It is time to realise about your fruitless exercise.

    You are saying that Tamils are concerned about the Muslim rule over Tamils in eastern province which they claim as their homeland. This exactly what the Kandyans protested in 1948 about their homeland being represented by Indian Tamils, and how it was resolved is history. It is also the same as Arabs being ruled by Jews.

    Please stop your vicious attack on Tamils which is unwarranted and unsubstantiated. There is a complain by Tamils in eastern province of racial discrimination by Muslims, which the governor knows about. Due to this Tamils in eastern province are more committed now to demand for a north-east merger to save their future.

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam :-

      “In fact they hate the Muslims more than the Tamils.”

      I believe it is not Hate, as much as Envy and Jealousy; Two of the defilements that the Buddha asked us to Eliminate!

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

      “However much with your stupid mind you run down Tamils in order to be a lap dog of Sinhala Chauvinists, the perception of Sinhalese about Muslims will not change. Remember what the Batticaloa Buddhist priest told “You have given north to Kotiyas and east to Thambiyas”. In fact they hate the Muslims more than the Tamils. “

      This was not the case BEFORE the Tigers were defeated. Even now it is not the case BECAUSE the Muslims are NOT asking for a Separate Country. The Sinhala know that. They also know that there is Tamil Nadu to the North with 70 Million Tamils, who can make the need for Sinhala in Sri Lanka obsolete.

      Remember Mahawansa does not Mention Muslims, only Tamils, Demalas. Mahawansa was written in the 5th Century CE, whereas Islam did not arrive in Sri Lanka until the 10th Century CE.

      The territory that the LTTE wanted for a separate state is universally considered to be part of Sri Lanka. Muslims accept that, Tamils don’t.

      The action of one Sri Lankan Muslim Minister with his Ego does not represent the whole Community. However, it does raise a question about his stupidity and his IQ and weather if he was in-bred. This is because generations of in-breeding decreases IQ and makes them less healthy.

      Now Read

      How Israel. Jews, Helped Sri Lanka Defeat the Tamil Tigers

      Conflict background

      In 2009 the Sri Lankan government defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, proving that a guerilla group can be defeated on the battle field. The LTTE invented the suicide belt and pioneered the use of women in suicide attacks. It was also the only terrorist group to have an air and naval wing.

      The LTTE was carrying out suicide bombings well before Hamas and Islamic Jihad carried out such attacks, while Islamic terrorist groups such as Hamas learned how to carry out suicide bombings from the LTTE.

      The war against the LTTE had dragged on for more than 20 years due to corruption and incompetence of previous Sri Lankan governments, but when Mahinda Rajapaksa came to power in 2005, he set forth clear goals for defeating the LTTE.

      Sri Lanka won the conflict against the LTTE primarily as a result of the following three policies:

      The Sri Lanka government effectively doubled its defense budget. In the short-term this meant running large budget deficits, but longer term this made sense because if the war had dragged on, it may have bankrupted the Sri Lankan government.

      The United States, European Union, Canada, India and Australia had designated the LTTE as a terrorist group, thereby cutting off foreign funding to the LTTE. At the same time, the Sri Lankan government bought weapons or received military aid from countries with divergent ideologies such as India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, China, Russia and the United States.

      The government of Mahinda Rajapaksa ignored criticism from foreign governments, NGOs and human rights organizations and there is evidence that some individuals who wanted a ceasefire were influenced by LTTE lobbying. The LTTE had previously used the tactic of using ceasefires to regroup and rearm.

      The Israeli influence

      Sri Lanka has substantial military ties with Israel. A large section of the Sri Lankan air force consists of Israeli aircraft such as Kfir planes purchased from the Israeli government and a significant part of the Sri Lankan navy consists of Dvora and Shaldag attack craft, which were either purchased from Israel or built under license in Sri Lanka. There were also reports of Israeli missile testing from submarines in Sri Lankan waters.

      The Sri Lankan government is reluctant to publicize its military links with Israel for several reasons. Sri Lanka imports all of its oil from the Middle East and it does not want to damage its relations with Muslim countries in the region. Additionally, Muslims residing in Sri Lanka make up 8% of the population, and generally have a negative view of Israel. The current Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is pro-Palestinian – there is even a street named after him in the West Bank.

      Some Western experts believe that Israel and the US can learn from Sri Lanka on how to defeat terrorism, however Israel may not be able to replicate Sri Lanka’s success in defeating terrorism due to the following reasons:

      Sri Lanka received and continues to receive comparatively little media attention, including UN criticism, compared to Israel, and Muslim countries had no interest in the Sri Lankan conflict because the LTTE were not Muslim. The Sri Lankan military were thus able to carry out operations without being constrained by external influences.

      The territory that the LTTE wanted for a separate state is universally considered to be part of Sri Lanka.

      http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/01/31/how-israel-helped-sri-lanka-defeat-the-tamil-tigers/#

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        The smooth, beguiling Amarasiri, nonetheless, fails to conceal the cunning and universally acknowledged deception of his cultural background. Like many Muslim Writers here he adept at manufacturing history – but he does so with some fragile finesse.
        Note, what we writes :-

        ” whereas Islam did not arrive in Sri Lanka until the 10th Century CE….”

        Amarasiri – evil twin and side-kick of the much reviled Izeth Hussain, avoids the usual lie of other Muslim writers that Muslims in large numbers came here a thousand years ago – now the popular swan song of Muslims with a sinister agenda to lay a preposterous claim to land in the Eastern Province as their own. Instead of the usual lie “Muslims arrived in the Island in the 10th century” he cleverly manipulates “Islam did not arrive in SL until the 10th century” Clever man – so he thinks. As the old proverb says “One Swallow does a summer make” a few Muslim Arabs ship-wrecked in the island does not entitle them to demand the title deeds to the Eastern Province – or is it now Maradana, Maligawatta and Dehiwala too – in addition to Aluthgama, Beruwala, Akurana, parts of Galle-Matara?

        We certainly are in for interesting times in the coming years – thanks to our friends with a Conquistadaro mindset.

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          Backlash

          “Remember Mahawansa does not Mention Muslims, only Tamils, Demalas. Mahawansa was written in the 5th Century CE, whereas Islam did not arrive in Sri Lanka until the 10th Century CE.”.

          The Sinhala-Tamil Conflict goes back to 200 BC and independent of the other communities, even though they are affected as well.

          Why don’t you use Common Sense. Sometimes, one wonders if the claims of the Tamil IQ distributions being bimodal is true. See Below.

          The Conflict between Sinhala and Tamils goes back to King Elara and Chola time around 200 BC or so with Duttu Gamunu. Mahawansa is full of it, and the Sinhala School Children are taught that in History with Tamils, “Demalas” being the bad guys. For the Sinhala South, this overshadows everything else. For the Sinhala, the New Cholas are Tamil Nadu and India.

          The Muslims, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English are distractions, even though there was considerable danger with the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English.

          The Story Of Two Graphs drawn by A Tamil Man: By Mahesan Niranjan Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/

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            “The Sinhala-Tamil Conflict goes back to 200 BC and independent of the other communities, even though they are affected as well.”

            This is news to me! As far as I know the ancient battles were all about empire building and wealth creation! There were both Tamil and Sinhala mercenaries fought on both sides. There were never about ethnic based conflicts. Please prove me wrong if this is not correct.

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              Burning Issue

              “As far as I know the ancient battles were all about empire building and wealth creation! There were both Tamil and Sinhala mercenaries fought on both sides. There were never about ethnic based conflicts. Please prove me wrong if this is not correct.”

              Quite interesting thought.This is for true History researchers. The school history books do not say that. Why would the local Sinhala side with the invading army for occupation and destruction? The Sinhala kingdom was moved from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa due to South Indian Tamil Invasions.

              Please provide the credible references that states that it was a case of empire building then.

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            Dear Amarasiri,

            Surely with your learning you know the battles in the North-East and NCP/NWP Districtsin the 1st-2nd millenia were more between Kings and rulers for land and possessions. They were not race-based. Kingdoms and possessions changed hands, periodically. There were Tamils and Sinhalese in the armies of both sides.

            “Remember Mahawansa does not Mention Muslims..” you say. Do we take it Manufacturers of instant-History such as your good self will do something here to confuse an already complex issue.

            Backlash

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              Backlash

              “There were Tamils and Sinhalese in the armies of both sides.”

              Can you give credible references ans support?

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                Dear Amarasiri

                Please get in touch with Professors Pathmanathan, Sudarshan Seneviratne, Shiran Deraniyagala and they will give you credible evidence. Perhaps Prof. Nuhuman as well.

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                  Backlash

                  Thanks for the references.

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                  Backlash

                  Thanks for the names.

                  It looks like Dutugamunu’s army was primarily Sinhala and Elara army was primarily Tamil. It is hard to imagine that Dutugamunu wouls have been able to recruit from among the Sinhala.

                  Did the LTTE recruit among the Sinhala? Yes a few Informers and Traitors for money.

                  “Furthermore, another Sri Lankan historian, Sinnappah Arasaratnam, argues that the war was a dynastic struggle that was purely political in nature”

                  However, People were quite aware og the ethnicity of Elara.

                  Rise of Sinhalese and Tamil Ethnic Awareness

                  “Dutthagamani is the outstanding hero of the Mahavamsa, and his war against Elara is sometimes depicted in contemporary accounts as a major racial confrontation between Tamils and Sinhalese. A less biased and more factual interpretation, according to Sri Lankan historian K.M. de Silva, must take into consideration the large reserve of support Elara had among the Sinhalese. Furthermore, another Sri Lankan historian, Sinnappah Arasaratnam, argues that the war was a dynastic struggle that was purely political in nature. As a result of Dutthagamani’s victory, Anuradhapura became the locus of power on the island. Arasaratnam suggests the conflict recorded in the Mahavamsa marked the beginning of Sinhalese nationalism and that Dutthagamani’s victory is commonly interpreted as a confirmation that the island was a preserve for the Sinhalese and Buddhism. The historian maintains that the story is still capable of stirring the religio-communal passions of the Sinhalese.”

                  http://countrystudies.us/sri-lanka/6.htm

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                    Dear Amarasiri,

                    History and historical events remain constant whereas interpretations vary, according to the personal prejudices of the presenters. This is universal phenomena. As to Mahawansa, it is learnt the literary work was made known to the Buddhist priesthood and public here by British civil servants only during the 18/19th century. If Bhikku Mahanama, the Tamil Buddhist from Madurai, wrote of events half a millennia after the actual happenings it can be presumed he had time and opportunity to tailor history and events to his immediate agenda – Fidelity to history in such an event being something entirely different.

                    “Did the LTTE recruit among the Sinhala?..” you ask. But, Sir, the times were so different. It is often argued if the extremes of Sinhala Nationalism did not appear in the mid-1950s there would have been no LTTE/VP.

                    Archeological evidence suggests there was the presence of Tamil people, places of worship and settlements in significant numbers in the Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa cities. Inter-marriages between the two communities then surely must have been in sizeable numbers. Even as late as 1977 there were many Jaffna Tamil traders there with their trades and properties going to a long time – some of them dealing in the Paddy/Rice, Sesame/Castor Seed trade personally known to friends of mine in the export trade. It was the surge of post-1956 Sinhala nationalism, encouraged by the selfish Sinhala business community, that resulted in the fleeing of Tamils from the area. I expect evidence of historical features of both people living together in these areas is not entirely lost – if honest and meaningful efforts are made.
                    If the academic community is allowed to examine matters in context perhaps we will learn many things to bring us together again. The present encouraging climate towards reconciliation is ideal for such a welcome rapprochement.

                    Sadly, I am also aware politicians and officials in the Sinhala extreme in the past few decades have used officials sympathetic to their views to remove historical and archeological evidence of Tamil presence in the two Districts. We see this happening in the Bamiyan incidents in Afghanistan and in Syria where ISIS have vandalised and destroyed archeological treasures during the Roman occupation of the area over 2 millennium ago.

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              Backlash,
              please don’t waste much with ambude_sira the babere – he is more than a spymaster but the filthiest in the newsroom- the way he reverts with his spin. I would skin the bugger alive and hang him till his privates scream.
              I have watch him over time. His paymaster is paid for by Americans who are promoting the idiot Muslim in the north and east so they have another porkistan south of india and run their sexslavery conversion.
              Do you know that most Bangladesh’s of UK are settling at Tamil Nadu because of facilities. UK’s Hugo Swire (white commonwealth) is promoting it along with american Hussain ?
              Added to it Modi has recently agreed with Bangladesh to exchange people and they are all congregating at TN. Neither he nor the muslims would want any temple in the south of india.
              So you see this babere ambude talking about idiot god but loses his sight when we ask him what is iceland?

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        Dear Amarasiri,
        There are accusations by many in these columns that you are a Muslim writing under a Sinhala name. Please do not disgrace the Sinhalese by your behaviour. We are getting several inputs from our Sinhala friends condeming the Muslims. Since you are a Muslim you will not get them. For your information, even before LTTE was created, Sinhalese hated the Muslims than Tamils. No Sinhalese ever gave his house on rent to Muslims saying that Muslims are unclean as they hardly bathe, which is according to the Arab customs of life in deserts, with water only sufficient to drink and cook food. They say that Muslims slaughter animals in their garden, which desecrates the compound. If you do not believe it, verify this from the Sinhalese and publish the number of houses that were rented out to Muslims by Sinhalese. Please stop your diatribe and if you are honest disclose your true identity.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          “There are accusations by many in these columns that you are a Muslim writing under a Sinhala name.”

          Interesting! Confused Vellahalas!

          Those accusations are coming mostly from Vellahala Tamils, because Amarasiri took a stand on the Castism and Racism of the Vellahala Tamils towards their own the so-called Low Caste(as defined by the Vellahalas), as exposed by H L D Mahindapala and Izeth Hussein, ans many others.

          Vellahalaism, or rather the Vellahala Trinity comprising
          Hinduism-Savism, Castism and Racism is anathema to an Egalitarian society.

          Some Vellahala Tamils in CT prefer ad hominem attacks, instead of sticking to the issues under discussion. With Amarsiri they are confused.They need ti know whether Amarsiri is Sinhala, Muslim, Malay etc. which is irrelevant to the subject matter.

          There are reverberations that the Tamil IQ is bi-modally distributed. If so, these Vellahala Tamils must be closer to the origin, the Low IQ Vellahala Tamil Hump.

          Now getting a better understanding of the bimodal IQ distribution of the Tamils, as published in CT.

          The Story Of Two Graphs drawn by A Tamil Man: By Mahesan Niranjan Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/

          Violent Vellahlas Despised & Oppressed The Tamils

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/violent-vellahlas-despised-oppressed-the-tamils/

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

      “However much with your stupid mind you run down Tamils in order to be a lap dog of Sinhala Chauvinists, the perception of Sinhalese about Muslims will not change.”

      Can agree on that only partially. What Amarasiri will agree on is that for the Sinhala Chauvinists, the perception of Sinhalese about Muslims will not change.

      The perception of Sinhala Chauvinists, about Tamils, they call Para-Demala, will not change either, because they are foreigners, Paras, according to their thinking. Just read Mahawansa. Of course they conveniently ignore the fact that the Sinhala are Para too in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      However, is Izeth really trying to run down the Tamils or telling the truth, based on his observations? We all know about the Ethnic Cleansing of 100,000 Northern Muslims by LTTE given 24 hours notice.

      When the Americans moved 100,000 Japanese from California, tghey let them take their valuiable, sell their priperties, t a discount to the white, and also provided housing for them.

      LTTE do no such thing.

      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam, so please d not try to be an apologist for the LTTE atrocities and War Crimes, and keep attacking Izeth Hussein on factual reporting, he seems to give on his experience. Same with H L D Manindapala on his reporting on Castism and Racism, that is hurting the “low caste” Tamils.

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    It is laughable to think about fully functioning democracy in Srilanka like West. Democracy is the fundamental cause for ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. Srilanka did not have the ethnic problem before independence under the rule of Dutch, Portugese or British. Srilanka did not have ethnic problem when there were three kingdoms. To our knowledge more than five centuries before Independence this country was peaceful compared to the period under democracy. Democracy in Srilanka is race based and the majority Sinhalese thought it is an opportunity to eradicate other races. They want one nation, one relegion (Buddhism), one race (Sinhalese). They started with Tamils and now continue with Muslims. Muslims thought that they can get more benefit by siding with Sinhalese but Sinhalese thought once they finished with Tamils, it is easy to finish Muslims.IF MUslims think that they have the support of many MUslim countries that is not going to happen.Sinhalese have now established the link between IS and Srilanka MUslims.You may argue that there is no link bwetween Muslims in Srilanka and IS. But that is not relevant because Sinhalese believe only Sinhala version whether it is true or false. Now it is Muslims to face the reality.

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      The US now says that Sri Lankan Muslims are involved with the IS – international terrorists.

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        Thiru

        “The US now says that Sri Lankan Muslims are involved with the IS – international terrorists.”

        Yes. There was the case of One Idiot from Kandy. What would you expect when the National IQ is 79? There are plenty of idiots.In Fact, 10% of the population are Idiots with IQs below 44, and that is 200,000 idiots to choose from all three communities.

        However, a lot of foreign ISIS, Iblisic( Satanic) State of Iraq and Syria, are from Britain, France, Belgium, Saudi Arabia etc.

        They are getting killed, and just like LTTE Tigers, their days are numbered.

        Why so some of these guys join ISIS? Because theit IQ’s are low, and they are idiots, who are sucked into believing that they will get 72 virgins, instead of 72 raisins.

        Did the LTTE Tigers get even 72 Raisins?

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        “The US now says that Sri Lankan Muslims are involved with the IS – “

        that is to tease the nation while Samanta plays elle with muslim girls at jaffna as tamils are not found.

        To believe the USA Dem or Rep one has to be stupid.
        we don’t call the Americans cocky for nothing.

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        Thiru

        “The US now says that Sri Lankan Muslims are involved with the IS – international terrorists.”

        1. They all were funded by Wahhabi Saudi Arabia.

        2. Wahhabi Saudi Arabia is Supported by the USA.

        3. The only difference, difference between the theology ISIS, The Iblisic State of Iraq and Syria, and the Iblisic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is that

        a) Saudi Arabia- Wants to Keep the Saudi Kings and Princes. There were no Kings in Islam.

        b) ISIS wants a Caliphate and Wants to replace the Kingdom.

        Everything else, killing non-Wahhabi, killing Shia, Christians and other infidels is the same.

        References:

        Wahhabism, The satanic, Iblisic Ideology Explained.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMATFu6QjlA

        US Senate to Fight Daesh Should Stop Saudi Arabia

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmIQho6EMQY

        Turkey and Saudi Arabia biggest threats to world peace – Sen. Black

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_LePdjn9CE

        Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt //

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

        This is Saudi Arabia Similar to ISIS

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_wQW4UX92E

        Nasrallah on link between Terrorism & Saudi Arabia’s official religion Wahhabism – English Subs

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtbxJvgy7QE

        The origin of ISIS – Sayed Dr. Ammar Nakshawani

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orxVODpOL6s

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    Bloody good article man..

    Thank you Mr Izaath. I like straight shooters who don’t mince their words.

    I can understand Bodhi Sira not understanding these obvious facts.

    Batalanada Ranil always bend over to Vellala Tamils.

    But what I can’t understand is how our so called guardians of Sinhala people , Sinhala Nation. Sinhala Buddhism, Sinhala Culture, Sinhala Language and what ever else they could cook up then, not only have now become totally deaf and blind.

    But also the suckers and cheer leaders of Batalanda Ranil..

    Then again they say “Money Talks” for nothing…Right.

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    Izeth Hussain

    Even at this age you bear hate.

    Delete the word ‘Tamil’ and insert the word ‘Muslim’ from what you have written and you would get a better article. You are a typical Muslim a man of hate, and you think you can cling on the safety of Allah’s robes and think you are with God and now can say and practice hate and Allah is there to protect you!

    With the fanaticism practiced by the Muslims in general and who thus evolved into ruthless International terrorists, starting from the time of terrorist Yasser Arafat to Bin Laden and now the ISIS. The world should ban the religion as from the way Muslims behave we outsiders could interpret Quran is a book of hate and there is no God in it.

    Actually in fact the LTTE learnt terrorism from the PLO to bomb their way through to freedom. So you may Say Tamils learnt ‘terrorism’ from the Muslims. The PLO Muslims resorted hijacking international flights and brought down passenger jets from the skies killing many innocent lives. All these started long, long before the so called ‘Tamil terrorism’. The art of terrorism is a Muslim creation and invention. You say you practice Allah’s teachings and so it must his preaching to practice this art on those whom you do not like. Sorry as an outsider this is what we are forced to believe. Remember these were practiced by the Muslims after reading Quran. As outsider I must conclude it must be horrible book of hate.

    On the September 11th when Muslims rammed the passenger jet into the WTC they had Quran in their hands and shouted Allah. If such a book is giving them the strength and the wisdom to do such immeasurable harm and agony to so many innocent lives, all we non-Muslim spectators can say is that book, is a book of terrible hate, and is anti-human.

    Rajapakse took a anti-Muslim stand because he assessed you all as untrustworthy people. You use your attire conveniently to hide your face and commit crime, a legalized mask in the name of a religion.

    So look at you in the mirror and see yourself first before you try to speak about other people and their faults.

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      “You are a typical Muslim a man of hate,”
      I don’t agree with this because it is not hate or love. It is an opportunism played over the decades by Muslims. Izeh is a typical Muslim man of Opportunistic”. He will do the same if the Country is ruled by a Tamil and Sinhalese were in Minority.

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        Ajith

        “Izeh is a typical Muslim man of Opportunistic”. He will do the same if the Country is ruled by a Tamil and Sinhalese were in Minority. “

        XXXX Example G G Ponnabalam, is a typical Tamil man of Opportunistic”. He will do the same if the Country is ruled by a Muslim and Sinhalese were in Minority.

        Remember the Northern Province was ethnically cleansed by the Tamils of Sinhala and Muslims?

        Remember the G G Ponnabalam wanted 50/50, and 60/40 was not acceptable to him?

        Remember, the Navalapitiya Speech by G G Ponnambalam and riots of 1937?

        Northern Sinhala and Muslims know who the Tamils are?

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          Amarasiri,
          As a Muslim I don’t expect anything different from what is written by you. You may not know several facts about Muslims. Muslims were asked to leave by LTTE from North because you guys were prime informants to Sinhala Military and played double game. You may not know Tamils were chased out in the East by Muslims village guards and Sinhala Military. When Tamils were massacred in 2009 you were in protest against UN in support of Mahinda. Even Sinhalese were not doing that opportnistic game.

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            I agree that there are plausible reasons to deem that Amerasiri is a Muslim!

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              Burning Issue,

              Please Define A Muslim?

              Please Define A Christian?

              Please Define A Jew?

              Please Define A Hindu?

              Please Define A Buddhist?

              Please Define A Jain?

              Please Define A Zoroastrian?

              Please Define A Zeusian?

              Please Define An Atheist?

              Please Define A Diest?

              Please Define An Agnostic?

              Please Define A Castist?

              Please Define A Racist?

              Please Define A non-committed?

              Please Define An Egalitarian?

              Please Define A Capitalist?

              Then can see which definition closely matches Amarasiri.

              Just curious.

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    This man is crazy: His imagination is running wild with all kinds of arguments and so-called “reasoning”.

    He pretends as if he were the wizard of Oz who knows everything about ethnic problem in Sri Lanka.

    Only small minds will engage in such arrogant predictions.

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    Dr Aryaratne, Izeth Hussain and people like them must be praised and given due credit for bringing the facts out but also promoting understanding between divided communities.

    Most people in Sri Lanka are not Buddhists in the sense of not following Lord Buddha. Their beliefs are based on myths and the stories written by the owners of Sinhala-Buddhism.

    It’s interesting to note that Hindus worship Kannaki, the heroine of Silapathikaram and ‘Buddhists’ worship her but names ‘Paththini’ as their Goddess. That shows the reality that both are one people but speak different languages and manipulated by their leaders to hate and fight between themselves so that they can continue to win elections and destroy the people and their country.

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      Saro,

      Mr Ariyaratne produced the Pathini film in Sinhala with good intentions; however, the same cannot be attributed to IH. Far from it I am very sorry to say! IH released series of targeted articles disparaging the Tamils labelling them as castists, racists, and anti Muslims and so on. He did this with profound intentions and make no mistake about it. In fact he has no moral right to talk about as to what is right for the Tamils let alone suggesting a solution.

      If he is really interested in finding a solution and want all communities to buy into his ideas, he would not disparage one community over the other; would he? It looks as if he does not care or feels that the Tamils should not be given a choice on their future! This is how he come across! This is why he belittled the Tamils and deemed them as worthless humans and at the same time he implicitly elevates the Muslims! This guy is extremely dangerous!

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        Burning Issue,

        “Mr Ariyaratne produced the Pathini film in Sinhala with good intentions; however, the same cannot be attributed to IH. Far from it I am very sorry to say! IH released series of targeted articles disparaging the Tamils labelling them as castists, racists, and anti Muslims and so on”

        You are right, this man is dangerous. I was only referring to the narrow summary of praising Prof Ariyaratne.

        Native vedda,

        “One cannot begin to compare Professor Sunil Ariyaratne’s constructive contribution (to this island, asia, and the world) with IH’s. I believe people of this island love the professor and his work more than the bigoted views of grumpy old IH. However IH has his fans so had Hitler, Sadammed, Muammar Gaddafi, Musolini, Anagarika Dharmapala (the homeless one), …… If you are one of them …………”

        You are right in putting on record the marvellous contribution of Prof Ariyaratne.

        There is no comparison of these two individuals but contrasts in achievement and destructive nature.

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        If he is really interested in finding a solution and want all communities to buy into his ideas, he would not disparage one community over the other; would he?///// LOL but it is extremely fine when racist drivel against Sinhala Buddhists are published….actually we tamils love them..dont we?

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      Saro

      “Dr Aryaratne, Izeth Hussain and people like them must be praised and given due credit for bringing the facts out but also promoting understanding between divided communities.”

      Are you being serious?

      Let us see who this Professor Sunil Ariyaratne is and what his contributions are to this island and its peopel:

      Senior professor Sunil Ariyaratne temporarily parted from his services rendered to University of Sri Jayewardenepura, after fulfilling his duties to enrich the university with his aesthetic sensation.

      This is a special note of appreciation written on behalf of Senior Professor Sunil Ariyaratne, of the Department of Sinhala and Mass communication, who rendered a priceless service to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

      Senior professor Sunil Ariyaratne lived his life and continues being, a researcher, poet, lyricist and a film director. He became a favourite of all of us because he shared his amazing talent not only with his students but with the rest of the world in a wonderful manner.

      Early Life

      This gifted person was born on the 28th of July 1949 in Nugegoda and started schooling at St. Jones Nugegoda.

      Foretelling the emergence of an aesthetically affluent person, he opens up his creativity when he was 12 years old by publishing a collection of short stories called Ähinsakayo” in 1961. There are also a number of other writings of Professor Sunil Ariyaratne, namely, “Api Okkoma” a poetry collection in 1963, “Alakeshwara” a historical novel in 1964, and “Siyothunta Rekawal” a poetic tale in 1965.

      His interest for drama runs to his childhood. He contributed to a play named “Amal Biso”, in his writing when he was 11 years old. He had joined his neighbours and peers in producing plays as well. He wrote a script for Kumaratunga Munidasa’s “Magul Kema” while still being a student at St. Jones College. He also produced the play “Deyyo” written by his elder brother Thilakaratne Kuruwita Bandara, also while being a student.

      Life at Vidyodaya/ Sri Jayewardenepura University

      Young Sunil, realizes his dream of higher education by entering University of Sri Jayewardenepura, which was known to be Vidyodaya during his student hood. He graduated obtaining a Sinhala honours degree with a first class in 1971.

      While he was an undergraduate in the university, Sunil wrote a novel “Jeewithaya Geethayak Wewa” in 1969. Also in 1971, along with Buddadasa Galappaththi and Jayalath Manoratne, he published a poetry book, “Dolosmahe Pahana”.

      Sunil Ariyaratne started his lecturing as a temporary lecturer at University of Kelaniya in 1972, and went to the University of Jaffna after serving as a Part time lecturer at The Department of Aesthetics studies at the University of Kelaniya for a period of 1 year from 1975-1976. After working there for 3 years, Ariyaratne joins University of Kelaniya once again as a permanent Assistant lecturer.

      While working there until 1985, he managed to join the academic staff at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

      Being in the academic staff at the same university from which he graduated became a dream coming true and it became the wish of his destiny as well.

      About 5 years later, he got promoted as an Assistant Professor and became a professor in 1994, and reached the zenith of his university life by being promoted as a Senior Professor in 2000. He was the youngest Professor in the university system at the time.

      Lyricist

      He was known to us as a lecturer, yet the rest of the world got to know him as a lyricist. “Pahan Kanda” (1983), “Yathra” (1984), “Pembara lanka (1990), madhu Badun (1994), Adaheraya (2004), Shwetha Rathriya (2012) are some wonderful creations of him.

      Research and Books

      z_p15-Word-04[1]Not only his lyrics, even his researches carry us to a new world of thoughts. Some of his research topics were so unique and timely which made him win a number of national awards for them.

      A reaserch on Baila Kapirigngna (1985), Grammar phone music (1986), Kerol Pasam Kantharu (1987) are some of his musical reasearches, while Mahinda Prabanda (1987), Manawasinghe Geetha prabanda (1991), Purana Sinhala Nadagam Copy editing (1996), Gandarwa Apadana (1997) Sinhala Chithrapati geethawali (2008, 2009) are some of professor Sunil Ariyaratne’s researches.

      In 1989 he travelled to madras and studied Tamil and as a result in 1991 he wrote a thesis named “Demala Sahithya Ithihasaya”. සිතුවම් සහිත දෙමළ ජනකතා පරිවර්තනය, (1994) දෙමළ රාමායණය පරිවර්තනය (1994), Tamil Sinhala Alphabet (1995), Writing Tamil Letters, 1000 Tamil idioms, Tamil Buddhists (2006). Professor Aryaratne won a number of national awards for these as well.

      Film Director

      Professor Sunil AriyaratneAnother talent he had was Filming. “Dushkara kriya”(1976) an Boathwaru were sone other short films and he had given rise to about twenty other films by this time.

      The directing of films that began from “Anupama” in 1978 continued entertaining people with “Siri bo Iya” “Baba ketu hati” “Kele mal”, ‘Kristhu Charithaya” “Sudu Sewanali”, ‘uthpalawanna’and ‘Kusa paba’, he will never retire from filming because it seems to be in his genes.

      Awards

      Senior professor Sunil Ariyarathne had won a number of honorary awards which proves him to be the best among the best. Wishwa Prasadini Award, Vidyodaya Vibhushana Honorary name, Sahithya Kala Shiromani Honorary award, Kamban Award, are some such awards that he won.

      Writing the story of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura made you unburden your debt to your university . Also by installing a bronz statue of Panditha Shiromani Welivitiye Sri Soratha Thero, our first Vice chancellor, you undoubtedly did your job tp the university. You are in fact a son who had done your part to the university to which you belong.

      May you live long Senior Professor Sunil Ariyaratne!

      Professor Sampath Amaratunge
      Vice Chancellor
      Original version Translated by Shehani Karunanayake

      http://www.sjp.ac.lk/
      academic/senior-professor
      -sunil-ariyaratne/

      Saro

      One cannot begin to compare Professor Sunil Ariyaratne’s constructive contribution (to this island, asia, and the world) with IH’s.

      I believe people of this island love the professor and his work more than the bigoted views of grumpy old IH.

      However IH has his fans so had Hitler, Sadammed, Muammar Gaddafi, Musolini, Anagarika Dharmapala (the homeless one), …… If you are one of them …………

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    Izeth has made good observations about the Tamils. And I too share his ideas. The problem of Tamils is more of a mental , psychiatric problem arising from superiority complex.

    Well as i once said only solution is psychiatric treatment.

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      sachoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

      “Well as i once said only solution is psychiatric treatment.”

      You are right. When do you intent to see the psychiatrist, where, how much does it cost, from initial consultation to final recovery.

      I think we could raise a fund for you.

      In the end after a prolonged sessions if you don’t recover, what do you think we should do help you?

      Perhaps let us stick to home grown remedies. Sanni yakuma/Daha ata sanniya rituals might help you. These rituals are thought to be good at driving particular sanniya off people like you, especially Abutha Sanniya (Non–spirit related insanity), Golu Sanniya (Dumbness), Pissu Sanniya (Temporary insanity) …

      Please let us know.

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        bu++ hurt after this write up ? I dont care….if u cant bear…die :D)))

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    Izeth the east is ancient Tamil land occupied by Tamils and was ruled by Tamils. From time to time Kandyan kings may have loosely ruled parts of the east, just like many Tamil dynasties ruled the Sinhalese south. This does not negate the ancient Tamil Hindu character of the east just like the Sinhalese Buddhist character of the south. A few ancient Buddhist temples/ruins that were largely built by ancient Tamil Buddhists does not make it Sinhalese. Many of these ancient Kandyan kings had a Tamil heritage and origin and to these Tamils in the east who came under his loose rule saw his as a Tamil Hindu, as he dealt with them in Tamil. For your information the official languages of the Kandyan kingdom were both Sinhalese Tamil, not just Sinhalese as many of its subjects. officials and nobles,as well as the king not only in parts of the east but in the kingdom proper were Tamils or of Tamil heritage.

    Immigrant Tamil Muslims originally fleeing Portuguese violence along the west coast and later Sinhalese violence in the central parts of the island arrived only in the Tamil east a few centuries ago as refugees. They were settled here by the then Kandyan king Senarath with the help of the Tamil Vanimannai chiefs.
    Many of these Muslim Tamil refugees who arrived in the east were just men. These Tamil chiefs also provided them with Eastern Tamil Mukkuva women as their wives. This is the reason most eastern Muslims still practice the traditional eastern Tamil Mukkuva Law and their matriarchal form of kudi systems.
    These customs have only changed in the last 20 years due to the influence of fundamentalist Wahhabi Islam that is now being imported from Pakistan and the Gulf Arab states. Many of these Gulf Arabs states are pouring funds to radicalize these eastern Muslims and agitating them to now become aggressive and to claim for a Salafist Islamic homeland, in the east, that will one day become a headache for the entire area, by ethically cleansing and marginalising the real owners of the east. The Tamils.
    The Sinhalese are only very recent arrivals in the east. Illegal settlers deliberately settled in the east by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments including the current one,since independence on stolen and ethnically cleansed Tamil lands. This was done to change the demography and marginalise the eastern Tamils by making them a voiceless minority in their own land. The army is still carrying on this ethnic cleansing activities of illegally stealing thousands of acres of Tamil lands and settling Sinhalese from the south.
    The vast majority of the Sinhalese in the east only arrived in the east and were illegally settled in the past 40 years from the time of Srimavo Bandaranaicke/and that Muslim Badududeen’s era. Especially in the Trincomallee district. Until the 1970s the Trincomallee district used to elect two Tamil MPS and one Tamil Muslims MP now only one Tamil MP. At the current rate of Sinhalisation it will soon be none.
    The poor indigenous Tamils of the east have to deal with two lots of people who are determined to marginalise them and steal their lands in the east. The Illegal Sinhalese settlers backed by the government and the racist Sinhalese occupying armed forces and the Police and then these backstabbing Tamil Muslims who were given refuge a few centuries ago by the same Tamils.
    Whatever the differences the Sinhalese and Muslims have in the south. In the east they join together, with support of the state and the occupying racist Sinhalese armed forces and the Police to marginalise the Tamils. You can see in the eastern province election. Individually the TNA won the most amount of votes and the seats. However these ungrateful immigrant Indian origin Tamil Muslim refugees joined hands with the illegal Sinhalese settlers to deny the TNA the government in the east and a Tamil chief minister and are now very busy ethnically cleansing and marginalising the eastern Tamils. Came as refugees begging for asylum fleeing Portuguese and Sinhalese persecution and now trying to steal the lands and homes of the very same people who gave them asylum and women thinking that they were fellow Tamils.
    The Eastern Province has a land area of 9,361 square kilometres (3,613 square miles). The Tamils have had a presence in the region that goes back two millennia. Successive post-independence governments in Sri Lanka, backed by hardliner Sinhalese nationalists, have attempted to deny the Tamil Hindu character of the region. They have attempted to do so through dubious efforts to distort history. This entails a highly selective read of the Pali and Sinhalese historical chronicles while suppressing the Sanskrit and Tamil literary evidence, the evidence of archaeology and the records of outside travellers to the contrary.
    This attempt to Sinhalize the East and to give it an exclusively Buddhist historical color is seen in the efforts of the current Percy Mahinda Rajapakse administration. It is a naked attempt to grab Tamil land and to de-Tamilize it using history as one tool of many to legitimize the Sinhalization of the East. The declaration of Sampur as a High Security Zone, failed attempts to secure UNESCO World Heritage status for Seruvila, the demerger of the North and the East, the Government’s Neganihara Navodaya program, and post-Thoppigala celebrations are examples. There is a veritable industry to roll back the Tamil character of the region.
    While Buddhist remains in the East such as Deeghavapi and Seruvila do exist, these do not detract from the early Tamil association with the region just as the Tamil Hindu historical presence in the deep south of the island does not remove from the Sinhala character of the latter. I have highlighted a few of the many pieces of evidence that proves that the Tamil presence in the East is of considerable antiquity. The Tamils were a clear cut majority in that region until post-independent governments resettled Sinhalese in the region. Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism endeavours to suppress the historical evidence, but facts are stubborn. The Tamil Hindu historical claims to the East will not be forfeited regardless of the attempts by Percy Mahinda Rajapakse and other Sinhalese hardliners and Immigrant South Indian origin Muslims refugees to transform the ethnic character of that land.

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      ‘The Sinhalese are only very recent arrivals in the east. Illegal settlers deliberately settled in the east by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments including the current one,since independence on stolen and ethnically cleansed Tamil lands.’

      The usual Tamil lie for the consumption of the ignorant and the Western do-gooders. The Sinhalese occupied the East for centuries.

      The gradual spread of the Tamils down the coasts, especially the Eastern, and the fact that nowhere except in the Northern province and Tamankaduwa do they form more than coast settlements, are both striking. Wherever the Tamil or the Mahommedan comes to settle, the Sinhalese is driven back to the forest, where he earns a precarious existence by chena cultivation…Forest Administartion Report 1882 FDA Vincent.

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        The only creature lying here is you. Sinhalese extremist

        When the Europeans (Portuguese, Dutch and British) arrived, what all of them clearly observed and experienced during their period was that, there were two different Nations (Sinhalese and Tamils) having two different languages, religions, cultures, and living in two well defined and clearly and naturally demarcated (thick jungles, lakes, river, etc) land areas with their own kingdoms within their traditional lands. The Tamils lived as a majority within their separate land area (North & East) and the Sinhalese also lived as a majority within their land area (South & West). The British, on seeing the naturally existing borders of the two ethnic groups used their technology to demarcate them as two separate regions (occupied by two separate races) and created the maps for the first time somewhere in the 1800s. Unfortunately, the same British later united the two regions into a unitary state and gave it to one ethnic group (Sinhalese) by creating a single majority and making a total mess in the region.

        There is enough archaeological evidence to prove that the Tamils have also lived outside the North & East (even in down South) but there is NO evidence what so ever to prove that the Sinhalese lived in the North & East. The census of Ceylon conducted in 1881 also indicates that the two Tamil provinces were inhabited almost exclusively by Tamils in the late nineteenth century (Census of Ceylon, 1881). The Sinhalese population constituted only 1.8% of the total population of the two Tamil provinces in 1881; Sinhalese accounted for only 0.51% of the total population of the Northern Province, and 4.2% of the Eastern Province.

        There is no mention that in the recorded history of Sri Lanka and the epigraphic evidence found till today, nowhere it mentioned that there was a mass influx/settlement of Tamils from South India to the North & East of Sri Lanka or there was a mass exodus of Sinhalese from the North and East to the South. In other words, that all the Sinhalese living in the North & East simply pack their bags and went to the South leaving all their lands to the newly arrived Tamils without any protest?

        Most of the Sinhalese have their ancestral native place name also as a part of their name, known as Vasagama. Is there any Sinhalese person from any part of Sri Lanka who can come out and say that his Vasagama is a name from any part of North or East? Even those Sinhalese who are living in the North and East today were colonized after 1948 by DS Senanayake.

        The so called Sinhala history scholars will never fail to say that the East was under the Kandyan Kingdom. It is true that some parts of the Eastern province came under the Kandyan Kingdom from time to time but it makes no difference to the Tamil position in regard to the inhabitancy of the Eastern province. The Tamils would have had and yet have no objection what so ever to the benevolent and accommodating rule of the kandyan kings whether they were Kalinga or Nayakkar, and see no inconsistency in the Tamil claim to the Eastern province even under the Kandyan rule.

        On the other hand, I have never come across a Sinhala person or family that claimed an Eastern province habitant or origin. If you speak to the Sinhalese living in the Eastern province, each one of them will say that their grandfather or great grandfather is from the South where as there are any number of Tamils who hail from the East and proudly proclaim their habitant.

        Archaeological Remains and Historical Evidence

        Until the Bhrami script was introduced to South India Sri Lanka Region (SISL), no writings or inscriptions was found available and therefore we do not know much about the history of the very ancient people of Sri Lanka (beyond 3rd century BC). Long before the Pali chronicles were written, the ancient 2nd century BC Bhrami stone inscriptions found in Sri Lanka mentions the word Dameda (Damela). The earliest inscriptions and also the early Pali chronicles attest to the presence of the Tamils (Demedas/Damilas) in the Early Historic Period. In fact, Dameda (Damela) is the most mentioned ethnic group in the epigraphy of Ceylon, with mention in five cave inscriptions. These inscriptions refer to the Tamil Vishaka (merchant), the Tamil householder Samana (residing) and a Tamil navika (or sailor). These inscriptions are further corroborated by a reference in the Mahavamsa which contains the expression “Damila Assandviks” i.e. those (Tamils) who brought horses in water-craft, horse merchants. For example, the Mahavamsa says the Damila rulers Sena & Guttika were sons of a horse merchant. Both Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa neither says Sena & Guttika were invaders (came from outside) nor from South India. They were Damilas and natives of Sri Lanka, sons of a horse merchant.

        There were Nagas (A Dravidian people who adopted Tamil as their mother tongue around 2500 years ago) and Damelas (Cholas, Pandyans and Chera) in South India and Sri Lanka (SISL region) even before 2nd century BC as per Samgam literature but unfortunately there is no written inscriptions till 2nd century BC. During the ancient period the Nagas and Damelas (Tamils) living in both South India and Sri Lanka (Nagapuram, Nagarkovil, Nargapattinum, Nagadivpa, etc) were considered as the natives, the ancient inhabitants of the region. During the Early Historical Period, South India and Sri Lanka were not considered as two different countries. The Nagas and Damelas not only occupied both South India and Sri Lanka but they were also moving back and forth between Sri Lanka and South India and also they had a shared interest in Buddhism. According to Prof. Deraniyagala, the excavations in both Sri Lanka and South India revels that, not only the Flora and Fauna but many other manmade structures, burials, Brami inscriptions, etc were all identical and he says, there were frequent people movement during the ancient period.

        Even according to your bible According to the Mahavamsa, the Naga King Dutugemunu had to conquer not just one Tamil king (Elara) but 32 Tamil Chieftains around the Anuradhapura principality alone. He also killed around sixty thousand Tamils in the war. How could there be 32 Tamil chieftains in the area of Anuradhapura alone, if there were no Tamils or Tamil settlements? Similarly, King Valgambha had to fight seven Pandian chieftains to reassume sovereignty at Anuradhapura. If you read the book written by Robert Knox, when he escaped from prison, he had to go through several places and when he came to AnuradaPura, he says it was fully occupied by Tamils (NOT Sinhalese). That means even recently, during the 17th CAD (colonial period) Anuradapura was inhabited by Tamils. Many Tamil place names in Anuradapura even today revels the above fact.

        On the other hand, not a single stone inscription, cave writings, structures, or anything else (artefacts) found in Sri Lanka during the ancient period says anything about Hela/Sihala/Sinhala. There was NO such race/tribe/nation called Sinhala/Hela during that Early Historic Period. When Buddhism was under attack in the Tamil country, in order to protect Buddhism in Sri Lanka, the Mahavihara monks assimilated all the Buddhists of Sri Lanka belonging to several different tribes (Naga, Damila, etc) into one group and called them Sihala. The word Sinhala/Hela first appeared in the Pali chronicles only in the 4th century AD and that also ONLY twice in the beginning chapters of the entire Deepavamsa/Mahavamsa. The first few chapters of the Pali chronicles are nothing but fiction created by its author. Prince Vijay, Sinhabahu, Kuweni and the Lion story was a creation of the Mahavamsa author, there is no evidence for their existence. The events that took place in India against Buddhism during that period prompted the Mahavihara monks in Sri Lanka to come up with a plan/strategy to protect Buddhism. Due to their strong devotion to Buddhism and desire to consolidate and protect this religion in Sri Lanka they decided to write the Pali chronicles Deepavamsa/Mahavamsa making Sri Lanka a Dammadeepa (chosen land of Buddha where Buddhism will prevail for 5000 years) and creating the Sinhala race by assimilating all the Buddhists from different tribes/ethnic groups into one race and making them the sustainers of Buddhism (Gouthama Buddha’s chosen people) to protect Buddhism in Sri Lanka for 5000 years until the next Maithriya Buddha arrive.
        It is the mahavihara monks who assimilated all the Buddhists from many different tribes together and called them Sihala (followers of Mythical Vijaya). There is NO historical evidence what so ever to prove Vijaya’s arrival with 700 men or to say there were Sinhalese during the Early Historic period. To date, no archaeological evidence has been found to prove ‘Sihala’ existed or anything about Vijaya’s arrival. The terms ‘Sinhale’, ‘Hela’, ‘Sinhaladvipa, etc appeared very much later. Not a single stone inscription, cave writings or any other artifacts found during the ancient period say anything about Sihala. Not a single ancient king of Anuradapura/Polonnaruwa kingdom claimed that he is a Sinhala or Arya.

        None of the ancient Sri Lankan Kings or their kingdom was known as Sinhala. The Tamil speaking Naga kings Devanampiya Tissa and Dutugemunu were never known as Sinhala (there is no evidence what so ever) and due to ignorance the present day Sinhalese are talking about a non-existent ancient Sinhala heritage. The ancient Buddhist heritage built by the Tamil speaking Naga/Damila belongs to both Tamils and Sinhalese. The ancient Buddhist remains in the North East are the remnants left by the Tamil Buddhists and not anybody else. They are part of the Tamil heritage that has to be protected and preserved by the Tamils. The Tamil Buddhists have even contributed to the Buddhist scriptures Tripitika.
        The Tamils are also one of the main contributors for the formation of the Sinhala race. According to Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, there is no mention of the word Sinhala or Sinhala ethnicity in the thousand odd short inscriptions that come to us from this period. On the contrary, a vast majority of the host of clan names and titles that we come across in these inscriptions only show affinities with the clans of the ancient Tamil country.

        The early foreign traders from Arabia, Persia, Rome, China and so on called Sri Lanka by many different names but none of them of them mentioned about a Sinhala or Tamil Kingdom because the Northern Kingdom of Anuradapura/Polonnaruwa were ruled alternatively by either a Naga King or a Damila King or by others. Only from around 10th to 13th CAD, the Buddhists (Sinhalese) moved from the Northern Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdom to the South (Kotte/Kandy and many other kingdoms) while the Hindus (Tamils) moved from Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdom to the North East (Jaffna Kingdom and Vanni Chiefdoms). The Tamil Kingdom in the North (Jaffna kingdom) and the Sinhala Kingdoms in the South (Kotte, Kandy, etc) came into existence only after 13th CAD (after Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdoms). Even the Sinhala biased archaeologist/researcher Dr. Senarat Paranavithana says, the vast majority of the people who today speak Sinhalese or Tamil must be ultimately be descended from those autochthonous people of whom we know next to nothing.
        It is arrogance if the Sinhalese tell the Tamils of North East who have roots in Sri Lanka from the ancient Anuradhapura/Polonuwara period that they have no homeland in Sri Lanka and go back to Tamil Nadu if you cannot accept Sinhala-Buddhist language, religion and culture as the significant culture of Sri Lanka including the Tamil North East.

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          When the British finally created the Tamil northern and eastern provinces they took to account every aspect history ethnicity history ETC in fact their decisions were very favourable to the Sinhalese any Sinhalese claim to lands in the north and east was considered favourably and these lands were taken out of the north and east and amalgamated with the neighbouring Sinhalese provinces EG North Central, North Western, Uva etc. TO the extent large chunks of Tamil and Veddah lands and territory where amalgamated with the Sinhalese lands. Eg; Padaviya or PadaviKulam Thamban Kadavai now known as Thamankaduwa was historically inhabited by Tamils and Veddas was taken off the east. By giving these historic Tamil areas to the Sinhalese the British narrowed the linkage between the North and east and also the linkage between Trincomallee with Jaffna in the North and Batticaloa in the south. This was deliberately done by the British as they had their own designs for Trincomalee and like the present day Sinhalese rulers wanted to keep this historic ancient Tamil district that was part of the Jaffan kingdom isolated from the rest of the Tamil districts. To this effect they transferred the capital of the east from Trincomalee to Batticaloa. The other reason the British went out of the way to demarcate traditional and historic Tamil areas as Kandyan and Sinhalese was the need to indemnify the Royal Kandyan Lands after the expulsion and banishment of the Kandyan Royal Family to Vellore Tamil Nadu and the expulsion and banishment of Tamils from the Kandyan kingdom and many of their lands were now to be used for the plantation economy EG Coffee and Tea.
          Therefore Sinhalese now trying to state they had lived for centuries in the northern and eastern provinces is bullshit as what ever lands that was decided to be the modern Northern and Eastern provinces by the British were Tamil lands where the lands the Sinhalese had no claim on them whatsoever. The British were always favourable to the Sinhalese and to their claims. Any remote claim on lands in the former Northern and Eastern provinces the dispute was always decided in favour towards the Sinhalese and these lands were taken off the North and East and linked to the neighbouring Sinhalese provinces. The only lands that remained in the north and east were lands the Sinhalese had no claim whatsoever. Now they are making all sorts of bogus historical claims on even on these ancient Tamil lands, that even the biased British had decided that the Sinhalese had no historical or any other claims whatsoever.
          The British only used the Jaffna Tamils to work for them in the island and in other colonies, due to their diligence and hard workers and their willingness to study and work in English. They used the hapless Indian Tamils to work for them under slave labour in tea and rubber plantations, many of them built on the lands of the expelled Tamils in the Kandyan provinces, after the fall of the Tamil Naicker Kandyan kingdom. was They always favoured the Sinhalese. This is why whenever there was a dispute they favoured them and ultimately handed power to them to the great detriment of the island’s Tamils.

          Further the name Tamil provinces and the historical recognition that these were the ancient Tamil homelands is seen by this

          “With the other Tamil Province (Northern Province), the Eastern Province shares the honour of being the richest timber producing portion of the Island.- Ceylon Manuel 1910: Page 313.”

          The recognition that the territory of these two provinces were Tamil is further evident from the paragraph of the Ceylon Manuel :

          “The Sinhalese & the Tamil districts – Ceylon is also divided into the Sinhalese district and the Tamil district. The former comprises the Western, Southern, Central, North-Western and North Central Provinces, with Uva and Sabragamuwa and the latter the Northern and Eastern Provinces. In the former the Sinhalese race and language predominate, and in the latter the Tamil. – Ceylon Manual – 1908 – Page 34.”

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        [Edited out] @Paul- Real Siva Sankaran Sarma – you should comment instead of pasting old articles – CT

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        Taraki

        “The usual Tamil lie for the consumption of the ignorant and the Western do-gooders. The Sinhalese occupied the East for centuries.”

        Could I have some verifiable evidence that could help me to make up my mind one way or another.

        “Wherever the Tamil or the Mahommedan comes to settle, the Sinhalese is driven back to the forest, where he earns a precarious existence by chena cultivation…Forest Administartion Report 1882 FDA Vincent.”

        Where can I access the report, F.D.A. Vincent – Report on The Conservation and Administration of Crop Forest in Ceylon (Indian Forest Service, Sessional Paper XLIII – 1882?

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      A fairly accurate narrative of the current problems of the EP Tamil by Paul – RSSS. So long as land, houses and other possessions of the EP Tamils remains stolen the chance of a return of the insurgency is certain. Restoration of their political supremacy in the EP is in the mind of every Lankan Tamil. This will not easily be forgotten. Both the Sinhalese – beginning from DS’s long-term conspiracy in 1947 – and the more recent EP Muslim genocidal crimes against Tamils, will not go away from the psyche of the Lankan Tamil Nation. Restoration of total justice to EP Tamils is non-negotiable. EP Muslims are merely adding their enemies in both the Sinhalese and Tamil sides. To strengthen themselves in the oncoming struggle, EP Tamils are encouraging the unprincipled Pakistani cut-throats – and the Iranians- to get directly involved. ISI has been active from the 1980s. From the time of the ambitious Ashraff arms have found their way to the East – the reason for the sad Kattankudy Mosque massacre. When Sinhalese and Tamils arrive at a settlement, hopefully very soon, the EP Muslim chicanery will be exposed. They will have no place to run. Muslims in the rest of the country will be forced to abandon them.

      Kettikaran

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    Izeth Hussein,
    Instead of breaking your head with the Tamil ethnic problem why not concentrate on doing something to stem the increasing radicalisation of Muslims in Sri Lanka through the influence of the ISIS, Wahabism and other forces? Surely you can do something positive and productive in that sphere by exerting your influence, if you have any, on the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. It is very alarming to see many young Muslims including a few professionals taking to radicalism!
    You are barking at the wrong tree now!
    Sengodan. M

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    SL Muslims are all converted TAMIL-HINDUS full stop.

    SL Muslims always change the cap according the wind.

    SL Muslims in North-East have learned a..b..c..d of politics from Federal Party

    Cheers

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      Cholan:

      Why Tamils don’t like Tamil.

      they become Sinhala, and now here Muslims.

      What a tragedy.

      How you are going to win the Tamil – eelam this way ?

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        jim softy Dimwith

        “Why Tamils don’t like Tamil.”

        Because they love Sinhalese too much.

        VP, Douglas, Karuna, Pillyan, Pon Ramanathan ….. all worked very hard for Sinhalese, for example RP and MR, GR, ……

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    The amount of racist filth written here alone tells you how difficult it is to create a democracy. They simply don’t know what it is.

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      Nuwan

      “They simply don’t know what it is.”

      Had they known it we would not be in this mess since 1948.

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      “They simply don’t know what it is. “

      when the worlds only military power is a gangster squatter called IMF, IC which is accepted by all Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese.

      you can expect they know what they are doing as much as the trolls do know what they are up to.
      does anyone especially arts graduates give it a chance to know something better?
      no because they are carrying the rotten baggage of resistance.

      Anyway when Trump wins USA has a new weapon – The new High performance F1 rocket engines relying heavily on additive manufacturing—or 3-D printing. presently it takes 15 months to make a gas generator injector- and by 3D it takes 15 days. From 90’s USA has been buying Rockets from Russia. Putin is getting Jiggy wiggy. And the Chinese are going into Robots. There will be less container traffic. Anyone who has purchased Amazon books online knows how it works But here its different – the material is dropped into printer in clay form and it gets cast in layers. a sofa can be printed elsewhere from timer dust and as strong as the real thing not chipboard stuff.

      why are folk fighting ?? To keep the arts professors employed.

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    Tamil Ethnic Problem! Why should an indigenous people asking for their just rights in their own land is a problem for anyone? They are not asking to steal other people’s lands or deny them rights? Shows what a bigot you are and that the problem is you and your immigrant community from South India.

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      @

      In the 1962 Shell company road map there was no Ampara …..

      Today Tamil area unto Kallar is under Ampara Kacheri …

      Tamil area Pullumali west of Batticaloa is now in Badulla district

      Need more information ????

      Ape Anduwa robbed Tamil lands ..now thoppies are robbing for how long?

      He He He

      Cheers

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        before Jaffna tamil Rathika Sitsabaiesan went to Scarborough—Rouge River

        the place was one but after she got elected and the Diaspora intervened the seat was split in 2 and she lost.

        its the Hoodoo.

        the hood is the hood and there are only hoodlums in the hood.

        the muslims came as wayfarers never direct as the Europeans.
        now Samanta the catholic with Jewish hubby plays elle with muslim girls at Jaffna.
        They are taking over TGTE Usha must be very pleased with her Tamil language

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    Before the arrival of Portugese in this country there were no muslims in North – East in this country full stop.

    Now these jokers are trying to rule Tamils .he he he

    Cheers

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      cholan

      “Before the arrival of Portugese in this country there were no muslims in North – East in this country full stop. Now these jokers are trying to rule Tamils .he he he “

      Before the arrival of Portugese and Muslims in this country there were no Tamils in North – East in this country, only Sinhala, full stop. Now these jokers are trying to rule Sinhala, started a civil war.

      Before the arrival of Portugese, Muslims and Tamils in this country there were no Sinhala in North, East, South and West in this country, only Native Veddah Aethho, full stop. Now these jokers are trying to rule Native Veddajh Aethho, and all the other Paras.

      The average IQ of the Paras is 79. IQ of South India- Tamil Nadu is 81.

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      Cholan they came to the North East fleeing Portuguese and later Sinhalese persecution begging for refuge and asylum and now want to backstab the very same Tamils who gave them refuge and join with the illegal Sinhalese settlers 80% of whom only arrived to the east around 40 years ago and rule and marginalise the Tamils, especially in the east and steal their land for a Salafist heaven. This is why this senile Muslim man from Colombo and the rest, who have nothing to do with the north and east are howling screeching and running down the island’s indigenous Tamils as the do not want any form of Tamil self rule as this will be an obstacle for their Salafist haven in the east, that they now think with Sinhalese help is within their reach.

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    “An idle mind is a devil’s workshop” is a cliché I have quoted earlier.
    Our friend – the notorious anti-Tamil bigot Izeth Hussain – fits into the description like a glove.

    I have read this instalment of his weekly verbal diarrhea and find nothing new to learn or critically comment on.
    It is yet another boring display of his visceral hatred of Tamils, Tamils Vs Muslims, Tamils Vs Sinhalese, SL Vs India, SL Vs Tamilnadu, India Vs China and, briefly, SL Tamils Vs everybody else in Sri Lanka and the world. The sick man must be licking his lips with the gleam in his eye of a man racing towards insanity in the happy thought not only the Tamils are done for but he has done much of the damage to destroy.

    “I have successfully argued” “I have established” is standard fare in this self-praising ageing man who has become a joke in these pages.
    Not for the Muslims. To them he has become a threat. He gains enemies to the community with every passing week he writes bull. See the number of harsh comments he attracts.

    I have news for him. The SL Tsmil position is now understood in perspective by the Sinhalese – more by Sinhala Nationalism including the Mahanayakas and the armed forces. Read almost the weekly concessions the Sirisena-Ranil regime provides the NEP with definitive development plans to draw them back into the national fold. India and the international community are fully backing the process with ideas and finances. The influential and powerful Tamil diaspora is falling in line too. Bad news for Hussain, Amarasiri and their ilk – surreptitious fans of an Islamic/ISIS/Taliban takeover of the world.

    Backlash

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      Backlash

      “The influential and powerful Tamil diaspora is falling in line too. “

      Thai is fine, at last the Tamils are getting common sense. It is those Tamils who form the mode far away from the origin in the Tamil IQ Distribution, the Tamils With Common Sense.

      “Bad news for Hussain, Amarasiri and their ilk – surreptitious fans of an Islamic/ISIS/Taliban takeover of the world.”

      Here is where you show your stupidity. The Tamils who comprise the lower mode closer to the origin.

      Your stupidity is shown by claiming that “Amarasiri surreptitious fans of an Islamic/ISIS/Taliban takeover of the world.”, when in fact Amarasiri is opposed to these Idiots with low IQ due to inbreeding, and who cannot reason, and who do not know their own religion.

      Blacklash, do you still believe Stupidity is a Virtue? The Tamil IQ distribution is given below.

      There is a traditional cure for Vellahalism, the Castism/Racism, that was amply descrived by H L D Mahindapala..Go and poison, some poor non-Vellala Tamil wells, and put some fences astound the Temples to keep them out, and getting too close to the Vellahala Gods.

      Now getting a better understanding of the bimodal IQ distribution of the Tamils, as published in CT.

      The Story Of Two Graphs drawn by A Tamil Man: By Mahesan Niranjan Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/

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        Dear Amarasiri

        You ask “Do you still believe Stupidity is a Virtue?” You, good
        Sir, should know. After all, with few exceptions, you fill the pages of this column with the stuff.

        Backlash

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    Thoughts of Izeth Hussain: ”I believe that in recent articles I have established certain positions about Sri Lanka’s Tamil ethnic problem.”
    You stated your position but it is ostentatious to claim that you established them. Your position is purely commercial – writing what certain sections want to hear.
    “Problems have a protean character, they keep changing in the course of time, so that our ability to handle them depends on whether or not we perceive and conceptualize them accurately at a given time”
    Pedantic words to state the obvious! Do you ever wonder about your own home problems? Are male and female genital mutilation good or bad? Have you conceptualised the suffering of an animal under Halal slaughter? Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey: “No Muslim family must accept birth control”. Do you agree? Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology has decreed that “light” wife battery is permissible. Do you agree? While on this issue: Is four wives necessary? Is it OK to divorce a wife (not the other way) via triple talag? In another article you trivialised the Shia-Sunni war. Thousands are getting killed. It will not take excessive intellectual prowess to address these issues. Why not try Izeth? Do not say that you have eschewed Wahhabism.
    Is denigrating Tamils your only obsession or it is just a business tool? You somehow brought Tamils into the EP CM-Navy verbal stoush. The cause is the EP Governor getting involved in civilian matters. The Navy must stay in the barracks. Of course if you say such things you will lose customers.
    Congratulations. You have not mentioned Vellahla here. Obviously Mahindapala did not oversee the draft.

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    Fanatic Saudi funds are not only spoiling Maldives ,Malaysian muslims now this cash is reaching Thoppies in North-East.

    He He He ..these muslims speak Tamil ..practice tamil traditions and customs but wear Arab dress …really look like jokers …Arabs treat these guys like shits there in middle east because they know these mulsims all are converted Tamil-Hindus .

    Can these muslims first stop speaking Tamil ..and going to Tamil media schools and take Arab as their mother tongue and language of education ? never ever

    Today no one believe muslims in any country in the world ..all are ungrateful murderers

    Again weeks ago German police arrested many Muslims refugees who have sexually harassed German girls during music festival …what is the problem? Muslims marry kids and have 5 wives still want sex ?
    Suppose if this happened in Arab countries involving Europeans( they will never do) ulamahs living in stone age will declares Fatwa to kill them accruing to stone age religious law … who is civilized?

    He He He still muslims are pouring into Europe begging asylum to infidels .who are .eating and practicing haram ..not a single ulamah talked against this ….and these same muslims are ready to marry European women even grand mothers for resident papers ..NO HARAM ????

    Tamil chiefs in the east should have told this muslim refugees 300 years ago to convert into Hindu before marry Tamil women ..the generosity of our Tamil chiefs .has been misunderstood by these thoppies….there should be a vertical archeological excavation of mosques in North-East …certainly these were built after destroying Hindu temples

    Cheers

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      Cholan are you aware that soon after the LTTE defeat in late 2009 early 2010 certain Muslim businesses in the Amparai district were threatening their poor Tamil employees that unless they convert to Islam from Hinduism they will be sacked. There was some uproar against this when it came to light.
      Like you stated these immigrant largely low caste Indian Tamils Muslims came to the east as refugees fleeing first Portuguese and then Sinhalese violence and discrimination around 300 years ago and the ancestors of these very same Tamil Hindu villagers took pity on them as fellow Tamil and gave them refuge and well as local Tamil women for them to start families without even insisting on them to covert to Hinduism. How to these selfish ungrateful wretched pay us back? By backstabbing conniving with the Sinhalese to kill ethnically cleanse and marginalise us and were waiting for the correct opportunity to steal our homes and lands and forcibly convert poor poverty stricken Tamil Hindu villages to Islam when the opportunity arose.EG the fall of the LTTE when they thought the Tamils were at their most vulnerable. Most probably they were getting funds from certain countries in the Gulf and in South Asia.

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        LOL,

        Muslims were settled in East by the then Kandyan king Senarath. The extent tamils will try to create fake history is unbelievable

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          Really whey King Senarath failed to supply 5 Sinhala women to each refugee thoppy.?

          Cheers

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          Yes why? Because the Sinhalese in the Kandyan areas started to attack the Muslims who had arrived there fleeing and seeking asylum from Portuguese persecution along the west coast. In desperation king Senarath asked the eastern Tamil Vanimannai chiefs who came under his loose overlordship, to settle them in the Tamil east, as these Muslims were ethnic Tamils. Got it.

          In order to escape this Sinhalese persecution many Muslims families still living in the central province took on Sinhalese Ge names, to become less conspicuous ( they did not marry Sinhalese) Just like many Jews in Spain outwardly converted to Christianity to escape the Catholic inquisition and forced deportations.

          Even then the Kandyan royalty, was only Sinhalese in name but Tamil or Kalinga by blood and descent. This is the reason they were acceptable to the eastern Tamils, whose areas from time to time came under loose overlordship of the Kandyan kings. To them the King of Kandy was a Tamil Hindu as he dealt with them in Tamil and protected and patronised their Saivite religion.

          For your information the official and court languages of the
          Kingdom of Kandy was both Sinhalese and Tamil, as many Tamils were also living in the Kandyan kingdom proper. Also it was not only the king but many of the aristocrats nobles and officials were Tamils. Have you heard of the area called Demala Hatpattu? The Tiger flag represented the Wellasey Dissawe and also Hath Korale . It is not a coincidence that the districts of Welassey and Hath Korales flew the `Tiger` flag as the residents were Tamils and owed their allegiance to their original home of the Cholas of South India

          After the fall of the Naicker rule in 1815, when the Tamil king of Kandy and the royal family were banished to Vellore Tamil Nadu by the British, all Tamils living in the Kandyan kingdom were also banished and the British appropriated their lands as well as the lands of the Kandyan Royal family.

          Ironically they used these lands appropriated from the banished Kandyan Tamils and the banished Tamil Royal family for their plantation economy and brought in low caste Indian Tamils to work these lands and settled them. Banished one lot of native Tamils from the Kandyan region, stole their lands and imported another lot of low caste Tamils from India to work on this land.

          Two hundred years later the Rajapakse regime and the Sinhalese army and the present government is trying to do the same thing in the Tamil north and east. Steal thousands of acres of Tamil land, chase the Tamils away and settle Sinhalese and Muslims. History repeats itself.
          The tomb of the last king of Kandy is in Vellore Tamil Nadu and his heirs close relatives still live there. He was known as King Wickrama Rajasinhe but his actual name was Kannuchchami. He belonged to the Madurai Naicker dynasty of Tamil/Telugu origin and his mother tongue was Tamil.

          The Royal family were taken to British India and were imprisoned at the Fort of Vellore in Tamil Nadu. This fort once belonging to the dynasty of Wikrama Rajasinghe, originating from the Vijayanagara Empire.

          The king died on 30 January 1832, at Vellore and was buried at the bed of the river Paalaa’ru, nearby. Later his queen Saaviththiri Devi and children were also buried at the same place after their death.

          The crown, throne and other royal regalia taken by the British to London were later returned to the island and they are now in the display of Colombo Museum. The personal items used by the imprisoned king, such as his dice-game set etc., could be found in the Tamil Nadu State museum at Vellore.

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            LOL, there is no source that mention sinhalese attack muslims in Kandy. Actually the kandyan king Senarath settled muslims in both kandy and east. The Muslims who were settled in kandy still live their in villages and some even have sinhala surnames.

            Give a source to whatever the historical invention that you write here

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            Muslims were given sinhala names as a mark of respect for some service they did to the king. There is a muslim village set up in Kandy after a Muslim doctor who treated sinhala king.

            The reality is the sinhala king had authority over both East and Kandy..

            But still all the muslims in east were not settled by Senarath, but were later migrated during colonial period from India like tamils.

            There are hundreds of sinhala inscriptions ( purathana yugaya) found all over east and north. The welgamwehera temple being one important one.

            Places of east were mentioned in many battles waged by early sinhala kings. The N, NE and NC were the areas sinhalese settled in first

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              Vilgam Vihara or Nathanar Kovil is an old pre historic Buddhist temple that was supposed to have built during the reign of King Devanambiyatheesan the first monarch to convert to Buddhism. He was not a Sinhalese but a Dravidian Naga whose mother tongue was Tamil. Like all the other ancient kings in the island Hindu or Buddhist. His father was King Mutta Sivan meaning the great or venerated Siva in Tamil. So a Tamil Hindu father whose son coverted to Buddhism is now Sinhalese? These kings were the common kings of the ancient Hindu and Buddhist Tamil Nagas who were the ancestors of Sri Lankan Tamils and the people who later evolved into Sinhalese.
              Nathanar Kovil/Vilgam Vihara is in the Trincomalee district that was part of the Jaffna kingdom and in ancient times patronised by Sinhalese as well as Tamil Buddhists.
              Sinhalese only came into existence around the 9Th century AD , so tell me where are all these imagined inscriptions in the north and east? All the ancient inscriptions in the north and east are in Tamil Brahmi.
              The largest amount of migration from India during the colonial period. The Portuguese and Dutch imported hundreds of thousands of low caste/untouchable Tamil indentured/slave labour from the current Malabar and Coramandel coasts and settled them along the western and southern littorals. Their Sinhalised descendants are the present day Sinhalese Karawa, Slagama, Durawa ETC making up around 50% of the present day Sinhalese. May be even yours. Then around 200 years ago the British imported hundreds of thousands of largely low caste Indian Tamil labour to work in the tea estates. Hardly any one of them were settled in the Tamil areas.

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        Paul SSS,

        I have heard of many such instances in the Colombo District. An Estate man (Indian Tamil) in his 40s then – found employment with a Property developer in the 1970s as a Watcher and handyman. He, his wife and 3 boys stayed at the sites – where the children went to Tamil schools close by. The wife died in the late 1970s. In the early 1990s the boys – now grown up, found minor employment. The eldest boy was influenced to join Islam on enticement of Rs.100,000. The other 2 boys too converted later and are now married to Muslim women. I know there are many such cases in the WP and throughout the country. Some say Tamil society is to be blamed because they have no protective valve or financially strong organisational structure to stop these conversions.

        Kettikaran

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          I knew of a Muslims family that was living in Wellawatte in the 1970s who converted their Indian origin estate Tamil servant girl, she was then around 12-13 to Islam.

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    “Rethinking A Political Solution”
    Better terminology after his rude awaking from his “Tamil Nadu Core II”

    Izeth has learned well enough from the commentators, so now his protean character “Izeth Wahhabi racism” has moved too. So he is calling the opportunism of Chameleon color changing as rethinking, a fancy “wording magic”. “Tamil Nadu Core” has now has become “International Core”, but he pretend that “Vilumthallum Meesaiyil man padavillai”. He is bound to learn his rest before his death.
    When vengeance overflow his hateful heart, he preplan and put heading as “Tamil racism I, II, III….”. I have seen at least two series of Izeth Wahhabism in CT. This is his III on this “Tamil Nadu Core” series. He could not put any I, II, III because he was so goofed on this. When he woke up from his slumber from his “Tamil Nadu Core II”, the commentators had him a rude awaking welcome party. He realized that mere “I have established, I have demonstrated, I have argued” propaganda wording are not enough for an article where commentators can comment.

    He thinks Tamil overestimate and Sinhalese under estimate that influence of IC. Sinhalese are not underestimating. He never did know Chandrika had Kathirgamar specially assigned to handle this part. Chandrika herself had reached Clinton government. Even recently, Mangala had praised a lot about Condoleezza Rice for her services to Lankawe, though her policies were in 180 degrees contrast to the current secretary John Kerry, who too has done comparably few helps to Mangala’s government. Old king had 4 Foreign Ministers. Lankawe’s foreign policy administration has earned a nickname “Aappa Diplomacy”. Old King sent about 76 people to deal with 2012 UNHRC sitting. There were mega parties to entertain the participants, even with Sinhala Cinema Supporting actresses, to stimulate them maximum potential. Port City and Hambantota handover is not about 100% result of the robberies of the Old Royals. It is related to the UN Security Council veto for the New Royals too. Nevertheless these have produced success for Appe Anduvas. They have conducted genocide without witness, fended off UNHRC and has set off among China and India and America, the latest three superpowers. Foolishly, now only Izeth is teaching to Sinhalese that they are under estimating the IC. They are estimating properly and protect them properly too. Tamils, on the other had made India to get out of the land when they came to occupy. After that India stayed out of Tamils problem until Ambassador Robert Blake brought back them on the Norwegian Facilitation. When Kathirgamar went to Vajpayee for ships to remove the soldiers in the North, Vajpayee fused to get involved. Letter, Sonia grabbed the opportunity when she saw America has started to help Appe Anduwa and the war had changed direction. She even gave Chemical Bombs to Sinhala Government. So Tamil did know from the very beginning of what role India played on this and how much importance to give India on this. His estimation of Tamils over estimating IC’s power in only because he has no capacity estimate any situation.

    Tamils took up the diplomatic challenge from where Kathirgamar closed his book with extreme success of his Appa Diplomacy where he had received help from 32 friends and foes (an unimaginable success of fooling International Community Modayas- that time none of those Modayas had any clue what they were doing in the Wildlife Sanctuary while the Genocide without witness was taking place- that is the result of China, India and America are struggling on setting up their foreign policy on Lankawe). But New Royals went on Kathirgamar’ s success and set off among the three superpowers too. Reversing these is not a simple job for Tamil and they do not have the resources to challenge Anduwa on this too. Tamils do not have any other way open for them, now. They are 100% correct, after SJV’s nonviolence and Leader Prabhakaran’s armed struggle, on depending the third stage of their struggle of diplomatic agitation. Izeth knows no history and he has no idea what the Tamils trying now. He is happy with Nazeer Ahamed putting Drama in from the American ambassador Atul Keshap. But if Tamils tries to approach the America leading UNHRC, it is giving diarrhea to Izeth. So he is writing as Tamils are over estimating the IC with an ill will of discouraging them.

    He has no idea how the decentralization and devolution work, in practical situation. So to cash on Nazeer Ahamed’s opportunistic behavior, he is citing it as the problem of devolution. There would not be any political comment worse than that in anywhere in the world. First thing, the 13A is not devolution; it is only decentralizing the EP’s power through GAs. Eastern province had a special twist on that; as we pointed out repeatedly, to move that province as a non-Tamil dominated province, it was deal made by political prostitute Hakeem with Sinhala Parties. That is where Austin Fernando and Nazeer Ahamed clashed with each other. That is a purposeful confusion created by the Central to fool the IC, the Modaya citizens, and the appointed rules, the GA and the CM. There was an explicit authority decentralized to Nazeer Ahamed to ignore Tamil citizen’s mandate on that province and take Central’s goals ahead. But he took care of Muslims only. The government had to take back the authority to Austin Fernando, who under 13A has the whip and the carrot, to ensure the Sinhalese too equally benefited. There is no devolution or people mandate is counted in 13A. Izeth has an obligation to confuse the readers and hide the secret plots of Appe Anduva, so he is blaming the devolution for the problem in EPC.

    Devolution should allow the province to tax its citizens and rule them as per the mandate given to them by citizen. It is not a rule by an appointed GA & CM, through underhand deals by a corrupted politician who is doing everything to the successive Sinhala racist governments for the favor he is receiving to escape from the womanizing and murder accusation casted on him. Illiterate Izeth doesn’t know, but there are more Western democracies using Federal systems to strengthening their democratic governments than the unitary governments that are not using it. Especially Western Europe is split into countries on the line of language and races. In addition to that, they are using Federal systems. But Izeth’s recommendation unitary for the two different countries the Sri Lanka and Tamil Eelam is not logical but the ill will of their usual political opportunism. He is apparently seeing the current nature of the decentralization is working for Hakeem and other political opportunities to hold on to the power without being elected. That is why he is opposing the devolution, where eastern province would have come to Tamil CM.

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