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Rudrakumaran’s Love Notes To Muslims

By Rasika Jayakody

Rasika Jayakody

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the Transnational (or is it transitional?) Government of Tamil Eelam, commenting on the growing Sinhala-Muslim antipathy in Sri Lanka, comes up with some laughable remarks.

Towards the latter part of the article, he outlines an interesting sketch to portray the peace and harmony that would prevail in his El Dorado Tamil Eelam, saying, “The independent Tamil Eelam that will emerge in the traditional homeland of Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka shall grant equal rights and respect to all faiths and religious practices. It will never undertake measures aimed at ethnic cleansing as is being done by the Sinhala Buddhist racist regime.

Tamil Eelam and its rulers shall always uphold the ancient lofty ideals of “All the world is ours; all are our kinsmen”. In adhering to this dictum, the land of Tamil Eelam and the democratic rule of Tamil Eelam shall welcome all religions to our country with open arms to help them live happily and in prosperity.”

This tongue-in-cheek remark, one would say, should be left aside as a frivolous statement made by a man who lives in his own little fantasy. But, by making this remark, Rudrakumaran, makes a mockery of the Muslim community in Sri Lanka and their rights which were blatantly violated by the LTTE from the outset of the Eelam struggle. Muslims too, bore the brunt of the LTTE brutality, not only in the Eastern province, but also in the Northern Province, as they were massacred, maimed, beaten and chased out from the land of their birth by Tamil Tigers.

If one needs examples, there are quite a few. The Kattankudi mosque massacre in 1990, which claimed the lives of nearly 150 Muslims, was just one. In addition to that, there were countless terrorist attacks launched by the LTTE, particularly in the Eastern province, targeting Muslim civilians. Thousands of Muslims were killed and their traditional villages were destroyed by the LTTE as part of its ethnic cleansing drive to leave the Muslims out of the equation in the so called “Traditional Tamil Homeland”. Vast areas of paddy lands in the East were left uncultivated and the Muslims were deprived of their livelihood, plunging them into a precarious situation. Interestingly, the last suicide bomb blast carried out by the LTTE was also targeted at the Muslim community where an LTTE suicide bomber attacked a religious parade near Godapitiya Jumma mosque in Akuressa, Matara, killing 14 and injuring 35 civilians. This crystallized the fact that Muslims were on the hit list of the LTTE till the very end of the Eelam struggle.

Muslims were constantly harassed by the LTTE on the grounds that they “unlawfully” occupied the traditional homeland of Tamils. It was clear that the LTTE did not want the presence of other nationalities in the state of Tamil Eelam as they considered it as the homeland of only one “distinct nationality”. Such nonsensical notions perpetuated by the Tamil chauvinism were a deadly blow to the rights of Muslims living not only in the East, but also in the North.

From time to time, the LTTE used the terminology “Tamil Speaking Nation” when dealing with the Sri Lankan government. This was done merely to hoodwink Muslims as well as Sinhalese, while depriving Muslims of their basic democratic rights. In reality, the LTTE wanted to make Muslims look like an appendage of the “Tamil Speaking Nation” at the outset and then cut them off conveniently. It would not take an Einstein to understand the reason behind this betrayal.

Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala, Jaffna University professor of History, in his PhD thesis, explained the history of Tamil settlements in Sri Lanka . According to him, first Tamil settlements in the country, appeared after the 10th century, and that too was not in Jaffna, the heartland of “Tamil Eelam”. On the other hand, Sri Lankan Moors trace their ancestry to Arab traders who also settled in Sri Lanka around the same period. Therefore, the LTTE realized the need of crushing the Muslims as the latter would falsify many of the claims with regard to the “distinct Tamil nationality” and “traditional homeland of Tamils”.

It is in this context that Rudrakumaran speaks of “the inability of the Sinhalese to ensure ethnic and religious pluralism” and “changing the demography of war affected zones”. What he conveniently forgets is that whenever he utters the word “Tamil Eelam” or “Traditional Tamil Homeland”, he downplays the rights of Muslims, in a more blatant and shameless manner than the ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ or “Sinhala Ravaya”. Also, Rudrakumaran’s stolid silence over the atrocities committed by the LTTE against Muslims in the name of the Eelam struggle adds to the brazenness of love note to Muslims.

What our country needs at the moment is not dirty politics played along communal lines. There is a dire need to build a Sri Lankan nation while safeguarding the identities of each and every community. No nationality should claimed supremacy over another and everyone should acknowledge the heritage of Sri Lanka as the heritage of his or her nationality and the history of Sri Lanka as the history of his or her nationality. If and when this is practiced, that would be the end of the likes of Rudrakumarans who are attempting to fish in the troubled waters. In the same way, that would mark the end of the ‘Gnanasaras’ who aspire to perpetuate conflict and destruction by creating more division and disharmony.

*Rasika Jayakody is a Sri Lankan journalist who may be contacted at rasikajayakody2@gmail.com 

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    Iyo CT
    dont allow this young sinhala modan ruining sinhala brains. Let him go nursery again, start from scratch. Where this idiot educated, probably Ananda or Nalanda most idiot producing schools in srilanka….

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      I don’t see why you have to descend to the kind of language you have used. It certainly casts doubts about which school you attended. The author’s English is better than yours anyway.

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      The truth hurts, eh Muthu? Try rubbing some soothing aloe lotion on your behind :)

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        Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

        Its not the truth that hurts, actually the hot iron rod which explored the posterior of VP hurts the most.

        Have you had hand in that?

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          Native that is your native culture keep it up. Want more rods Mervin has only rope.

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      @ Rasika Jayakody

      dont misguide!!!! “Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala’s thesis about JAFFNA KINDOM not about Tamil Settlement in Lanka

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        Cholar

        Those who support revisionist historians are certain that Prof Indrapala’s thesis is missing from London University shelves.

        Most who quote , Indrapala’s missing thesis including our eccentric old chap, had no idea of his research, never even seen or read the whole of 500 odd pages, yet make comments on a missing manuscript.

        Its been almost 50 years since Indrapala completed his thesis. However myth making Mahawamsistas refuse to look for new researches that are freely available.

        The starting point of Mahawamsistas is the Vijayan myth, everything else is built around Vijayan story. The purpose of this stupid exercise is to authenticate the myth, historical truth is much much lower in the scale of the truth o meter.

        They believe LTTE destroyed his thesis when it burned down the Jaffna Library.

        I am confused.

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          //”They believe” LTTE destroyed his thesis when it burned down the Jaffna Library.//

          ROFL

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            Cholar

            Prof K Inpapala did deliver lecture on

            Early Tamil Settlements in Ceylon
            K Inpapala, Ph.D.
            Public Lecture delivered on 3rd May 1969.

            I think it was delivered at Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka, RASSL.

            Title of his original thesis is:

            Dravidian Settlements in Ceylon and the Beginnings of the Kingdom of Jaffna By-Karthigesu Indrapala (1965)

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    This from the guy who blamed Chelvanayakam for 83, you are laughable too buddy

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    “Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala, Jaffna University professor of History, in his PhD thesis, explained the history of Tamil settlements in Sri Lanka . According to him, first Tamil settlements in the country, appeared after the 10th century, and that too was not in Jaffna, the heartland of “Tamil Eelam”. On the other hand, Sri Lankan Moors trace their ancestry to Arab traders who also settled in Sri Lanka around the same period. Therefore, the LTTE realized the need of crushing the Muslims as the latter would falsify many of the claims with regard to the “distinct Tamil nationality” and “traditional homeland of Tamils”.”

    What about Sinhalease then?

    “If the Sinhala race idea as well as the struggle to be Niyama Sinhalyo is an aspiration, then what is the real composition of the Sinhala race?. The fact the Sinhala race is in a transitional integrative state is reflected in the attempt of every Sinhalese to establish himself as a Niyama Sinhalayo leaving the others as not the real Sinhalese. This supports the view that the Sinhala race is a conglomeration of many races, aboriginal tribes, communities from India, especially Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, who lived as various principalities and were brought to Sri Lanka by various kings or came as soldiers, refugees, settlers, bandits, and merchants during various incursions into the island from India and other countries. They spoke in many different languages until very recently and this continued into the British period.”
    srilankaguardian.org/2009/07/towards-peaceful-equitable-and.html

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      Anpu:

      You stated here, while writing about Sinhala race, about true aryan characters.

      Read and see.

      Further you say, that tamils were conservative, pure and therefore are primitive.

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    RJ,
    …and you write about this tinpot henchmen to give further “credence” or worry about such pronouncements.

    dayam!

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    [Edited out]
    please write instead of posting links – CT

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      “H. A. J. Hulugalle, in his booklet ‘Information for Tourists, 1947’ says in the first paragraph on page one: “The Sinhalese are a mixed race, their language has been vastly enriched with words from the Tamil vocabulary.” Mudliyar W. F. Gunawardene says the Sinhala language is primarily a Dravidian language. The structural foundation of Sinhala is Dravidian while the super-structure is Aryan.”

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        in short sinhalas are hybrid mongrels.

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          Sinhalese should turn to inbreeding instead – see how well it’s turned out for Rama’s family :)

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            bogus sarma,are you talking about the prevalence of incest relationship among sinhala tribe.

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        those who classified Sinhala under Indo-Aryan or Indo-european language should be wrong.

        Dravidian languages are different linguistic family.

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          If you take the Tamil out of the Sinhala language, you will see what is equivalent to a half-baked potato! Stop being deluded the Aryan nonsense is also being disputed by some section of the scholars!

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    oi jayakody, what are you waffling man. stick sri lankan history up your black ass. when we are in the 21 century , how good it is to talk about dark ages. who are these so called historians. most of the sri lankan historians are good for nothing idiots who didn’t know what they were talking about. their history was a load of bollocks.

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      sri lankan history up your black ass

      Do you have white ass , go and bend over in front of the mirror then you will see what colour is your ass

      Idiot

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        klu klux are you colour blind.

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      Rama

      “what are you waffling man. stick sri lankan history up your black ass.”

      How do you know he has a black one?

      By the way, he is a descendant of Persian, Gujrati, Bihari, Bengali, …. stock, therefore he is not black a..ed.

      Please stop insulting him for he is capable of doing it to himself better than you are. Leave it to the master.

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        native vedda, he looks very black. how can a black person have a pale willy. majority of black sinhalas are recent immigrants from coastal areas of tamil nadu. in short dalit or low caste tamils.
        these black sinhalas were brought in the 16 century by the portuguese to catch sardines. after arrival they abandoned their tamil names and hindu religion. they adopted potuguese names and chose an alien god and an alien faith.they have no connection with orissans, biharis or whoever. by the way native vedda who are these colombo chettys. i don’t know anything about them. could you pleae enlighten me on this subject.

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          Rama

          If you are really interested in Colombo Chatties please download
          The Chetties of Sri Lanka from

          http://www.colombochetties.com/PDF/English%20Book.pdf

          http://www.colombochetties.com/ohf.html

          Simon Casie Chitty was the first Ceylonese Civil Servant,
          was elected a member of the legislative council in 1845 at the age of 38, he is credited with publishing the first Ceylon Gazetteer and was a writer of great repute, a linguist with mastery of English, Sinhalese, Tamil,Sanskrit, Hebrew and Arabic and a fair knowledge of Portuguese,Dutch, Latin and Greek.

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    i can’t understand why tamils are concerned about dirty and filthy muslims. i couldn’t give a toss about muslims. these [Edited out] muslims laughed at the suffering of tamil people. why do ugly muslim women want to cover themselves with burqa or hijab or whatever. muslim [Edited out]

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      This site used to be decent with interesting articles and super comments worth reading. But it looks like if too much is allowed without proper censorship, then we an expect the scum to invade and soon we’ll be deluged with muck. Nothing worthy of reading can be expected.

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      @ the person who comments as Rama – If you think that your aim is to antagonize the decent Muslims, you are wasting your time.
      No Muslims laughed at suffering Tamils ever and many Sinhalese too would help any suffering people for that matter.
      If my Tamil friends get hold of you guaranteed that they would castrate you pinhead.
      We have few racists in this country who make this beautiful country a junk yard.

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      Rama did Hanuma screwed you

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      Rama

      “i can’t understand why tamils are concerned about dirty and filthy muslims.”

      They are part of the island’s history. Whether they are dirty or filthy the Tamils have to live with Muslims as well as Sinhalese until we expatriate all of you.

      By the way could you site any recent researches which conclusively found Muslim’s unhygienic life style. I would be grateful.

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    Jayakody has no clue, no knows his[Edited out] from his elbow on Rudrakumar.

    But, I support BBS and Gotha on this issue.

    See what happens Jayakody, The Pundithaya.

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      Rudrakumar (with Siva Pasupati) was the earstwhile legal advisor to LTTE. He should be the first stop of Navi Pillay’s search for perpetrators of crimes against humanity. Of course it doesn’t fit her or USA agenda.

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        Hela Urumaya,

        The perpetrators are you lot and Crimes against Humanity started soon after independence.
        But that is now history as everything will slot into place soon after the NPC elections.
        If you don’t know or if you are in doubt just speak to Wimal Weeranwansa ( if he is still alive as my feeling is that he choked on his vomit and died) who may be hiding for fear of being ambushed. Who can blame him.

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    “What our country needs at the moment is not dirty politics played along communal lines” is badly needed advise the Writer should direct
    at the Rajapakses – whose creatures the BBS, the Ravayas and Senas are let loose on the country to mask the unbearable economic burdens set upon the people. The Tamil politics of identity – and much later the Muslim – began decades later as the spectre of majoritarianism increased. Now the army is politicised and Buddhist-Sinhalised. The country is trapped and unable to free itself from the demons Sinhala politics created in the 1950s to beat the Uncle Nephew cabal.

    Targeting TNA, Sampanthan, Vigneswaren, Rudra, the TGTE is infantile. They are mere responses. What we need is to address the causes of the disease that began at the turn of Independence. The duty of journalists – senior and novice – is to ready history objectively, analyse the causes and pronounce solutions without fear or favour.

    Senguttuvan

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      Perfectly said

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      Well said !!!

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      Rudrakumar is not a response. He is one of the perpetrators and a cause of violence. Sampanthan is a party to the declaration of war on the country in 1976 (Vadukkodai). TNA was the political arm of LTTE created at the behest of LTTE and declared LTTE as the sole representative of Tamils. These people and entities led the Sri Lankan Tamils to their destruction…. destroying parts of Muslim and Sinhala communities in the process through the ethnic cleansing in North & East.

      Solutions cannot be found through lies and deception.

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        BUT TNA NEVER DEMAND FOR THE SEPARATE STATE

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          TNA never disassociated with Vadukkodai resolution, though it’s members were active participants of that declaration of war on the country.

          TNA’s sole representative, LTTE is the ultimate manifestation of violent separatism.

          TNA still conspire with diaspora groupings in furthering it’s separatist agenda though within the country they do not publicly say so.

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            Hela

            “TNA still conspire with diaspora groupings in furthering it’s separatist agenda though within the country they do not publicly say so.”

            What is wrong with its demand?

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        Hela Urumaya,

        The perpetrators are you lot and Crimes against Humanity started soon after independence.
        But that is now history as everything will slot into place soon after the NPC elections.
        If you don’t know or if you are in doubt just speak to Wimal Weeranwansa ( if he is still alive as my feeling is that he choked on his vomit and died) who may be hiding for fear of being ambushed. Who can blame him.

        Solutions cannot be found through lies and deception:

        You are right mate and tell this to MR and you hit the nail on its head.

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    when i was reading his scrabble i wanted to five low blow comment but you all did it
    Thanks all the comment for this diaper baby if we have couple of more kindergarden semi racist journalist you won’t see peace another 100 years

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    ” Leave the Muslims to me ” is TNA Leader Sambandan’s long standing demand.

    Now the Prime Minister of the Diaspora has restated and reinforved it in the form of an open request to the Lankan Muslims and their leaders to help Sambandan to get the ball rolling for the establishment of Tamil Eelaam.

    This request from the PM coming hot on the heels of the recent visit of Mr Sambandan and his Colombo Deputy Mr Sumanathiran to meet with Diaspora in Canada has immense importance,not only to the Lankan Muslim inhabitants but also the others.

    PM Mr Rudrakumaran is a US citizen and a US Passort holder according to the posters here

    It won’t be long before he recieves special status in the US administration as a representative of the NPC controlled by the TNA.

    The late Dr Balasinghm was a sort of a Diplomat, even when the LTTE was a Terrorist organization.

    These are interesting times for sure and the great majority of the population who only want to live in peace and harmony should think deep and work out how to preserve the hard won freedom that they enjoy now to work and live where ever they wish.

    It applies to all communities.

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      GoRa is a US citizen as well, who doesn’t own any property in Srilanka but in US.
      :-)

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        GoRa is CIA agent…………

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          Alan

          “GoRa is CIA agent”

          Isn’t he a hangman or a lynch mob leader?

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      This I…………..t writes rubbish again..
      There is absolutely NO special status for TGTE or Rudrakumar except among the Tamil fools and Sinhala supporters of War Criminals and State Terrorist.

      That is because they are so bloody scared and guilty of the State Terrorism and War Crimes. LOL.

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      We never hated Tamil as we are Tamil from India following Islam so we became Muslim by race. If rudrakuar is asking for help, yes at this moment Muslims will support for sure as Praba made mistake which they feel as Hindus are still God fearing people than Budhist whom belive No god but time and Bloody myth Karma. still we speak the same language, i belive its a good move by Rudrakumar. We dont trust Budhist…. frankly .. specially after what happned.. broke 24 Mosques and waiting untill we act and to chop our heads off. Well Jihad is already started, if Tamil Nadu said that some pakistanis are coming to Attack them.. actually its not for them, its coming to Attck the Temples .. if one Mulsim dies, 100 Budhist will die ,,, this is a challange..

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        Good Muslim, Is that your BBS nickname?
        We are a tolerant community. We hate violence.
        We are not Indian Muslims.
        We know who you are. You are Furzana aka fuckshima right?

        Go to hell man, you are a madman in this forum.
        We are avoiding you so don’t come close to us, you are stinking.

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        “Muslim by race”??? You are perfectly within your rights to make a donkey of yourself. But please don’t insult the intelligence of
        others. You have carried this opportunistic lie too far.

        ADJP

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          You have shown your racist intelligence amply in this forum all to see, ADJP from Rajagiriya !

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    Multicultural Tamil Eelam is an oxymoron isn’t it really?

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    Rudra’s success is that he made you to write on his speech.
    :-)

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    Great article Rasika.Keep on writing.Don’t get discouraged from the comments from the internet savy extremist bunch of hypocretes. This is the utter reality evenif how much it is bitter. If you want to get good comments just bash Singhalese or Buddhists. If you write something against others, you get bad comments evenif it is true.

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    Aiyo, Colombo Telegraph block wage. Colombo kolamba poosa merila wage. WAH WAH WAH.

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    J muthtu has shown the level of decency that will prevail if & when the Tamil Homeland is achieved.
    We shall prevent it happening as we don’t need to sttop to this low. J.Muththu’s comments is a reflection of Rudra Kumar’s level and what to expect if a tamil homeland was to be established.
    Decent Tamils are sure to flee leaving behind men of the calibre of J.Muththu & Rudrakumar. Its a disgrace to the entire Tamil community.

    Sinhala race & language can be mixed but for all purpose we have to accept the percentages of race & religion in the country & the language identified with it at present.

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      Your last point is the fact that Eelamists find hard to live with!

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      Thonda Man Aru

      For your information Tamil Eelam has arrived man and it will be run to the highest standard like the Cahankilian Neethy Mantram”
      Not like MRs jungle justice.

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    The same things what the LTTE did is being done to muslims by a few but growing buddist fundamentalists isnt it? But it is with the blessings and the hidden hand of the government-that is the worst part of it. First the LTTE now the buddists. We assumed that after the war is over we can live a peacful and happy life in our country in prosperity But ALAS! then starts the rajapaksha plague (where the ruling siblings start to show their true colours)spiralling the country in to the depths of a living hell.

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    Tamils love to live in an hypothetical world. Eelam in Sri Lanka, first they chased out Muslims, now muslims are in a egalitarian tamil country. How will the Tamil – caste issue change over night when they have this Tamil-nadu in Sri Lanka. Even in Indian Tamilnadu christians and muslims are dalits.

    Why did not they select a low caste tamil to be the chief minister or the head of the TNA ?

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    Dear racist writer Rasika Jeyakody,
    You do not understand the fundamental issue with your so called Sinhala Nation. You are looking for excuses for your sin and dirt. Did you ever considered what you Sinhalese did to Tamils and Muslims since 1915? You are trying to capitalize on Katankudy murders and removal of Muslims from Jaffna by LTTE which was a result of you Sinhalese cowardly using Muslims as a weapon against Tamils. We can list a hundreds of massacres by your Sinhala state. You should understand the difference between what is the role of a government and others. If you know, please tell us how the law and order worked in the case of burning of Jaffna Library, massacre at Welikade prison, mass graves in Chemmani, massacre of Tamils between 1958 – 2009, attack on Muslims and their rights since May 2009? Once you answer these questions then talk about LTTE.

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    oooh

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    Mr Jayakody,

    “Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala, Jaffna University professor of History, in his PhD thesis, explained the history of Tamil settlements in Sri Lanka . According to him, first Tamil settlements in the country, appeared after the 10th century, and that too was not in Jaffna, the heartland of “Tamil Eelam”.”

    Do you know the meaning of your surname? I can tell you exactly what it means because I am a Tamil and can literally tell you what it means!

    You need to learn lots more about the Sri Lankan history and in particular about the Sri Lankan Tamils. I have seen on Groundviews many Sinhala Scholars rebuffing your ilk. You have quoted Prof. Indrapala out of context. Have you read his second book? Please be truth to yourself!

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      By the way, I am not a fan of the Transnational Tamil Government or the LTTE. But one needs not mislead people to make one’s point.

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      Jayakody – it looks like a tamil name. jaya means victory & kody means flag – am I right Jayakody means victory flag.

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    The start it self is wrong. Mr Rudrakumaran was not self proclaimed as mentioned but elected by majority voting and there for the rest of the article itself is garbage dont bother reading the rest

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      “Mr Rudrakumaran was not self proclaimed as mentioned but elected by majority voting”
      What a facinating election!!!

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        Better than Elections in Sri Lanka

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      How many were the number of votes and how many were present at the election ?

      Oh, was it without any contest and was by default ?

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    Kath Noble, a couple of days ago, and now this fellow…

    If you are a political columnist proper, as you claim to be, you will know that the TGTE has very little penetration among the global Tamil community. How much longer are you going to hide behind the Tiger- bogey, sir? Why for God’s sake don’t you, at least once, try covering the opinions of those who actually matter? Stop this silly pandering Rasika and get your act together. Research, build a solid case and write something worth reading, mate. Tired of this much hackneyed ‘Them vs Us’ crap now.

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      Thileepan,

      What is demonstrated here is that even if TGTE and rest of LTTE rump overseas may be marginalised, their propaganda machine has deeper penetration and a much wider reach. Sinhala people or journalists such as Rasika do not hear alternate Tamil views from inside and out side of the country to the level Eelamists do.

      And for that matter so called ‘alternate’ media such as CT never publishes such alternate views either. CT would be happy to quote Rudrakumars, Suren Srendirans of TGTE, GTF, BTF etc and not alternate views thus re-enforcing the propaganda aims of these entities.

      Therefore to Sinhala people, all Tamil opinion makers are Eelamists in one way or another.

      The threat perception of the people of the rest of the country is built on such propaganda seemingly supported by ‘alternate’ media such as CT. Accordingly people support all the defensive mechanisms set up by the state in the form of anti separatist and anti terrorist laws, establishment of permanent military presence in parts of the country where the threat level is most acute. Some go further in supporting total ethnic re-engineering in the North & East so the threat of separatism never materialises.

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        Hela

        “Sinhala people or journalists such as Rasika do not hear alternate Tamil views from inside and out side of the country to the level Eelamists do.”

        I too don’t hear any alternative Sinhala/Buddhist views except on a few occasions when Sinhalese and Buddhists make an attempt to discuss the future of a secular Sri Lanka though amid disparaging comment/attacks from your fellow Sinhala/Buddhist naysayers.

        When did the last time you discuss about my people?

        You are afflicted with Sinhala/Buddhist myopia, which does prevent you from looking beyond your own nose.

        Media should inform, educate and entertain.

        This man Rasika Jayakody has miserably failed on all count. By now you would have noticed he has zero chance of becoming a comedian either.

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          NV,

          Your leader got a double cab from my leader.

          My leader was there with your tribe to commomorate your special day on August 9th.

          Therefore it is evident who is myopic here. Is it the illiteracy or pure tribal hatred?

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            Hela

            “Your leader got a double cab from my leader.”

            Your people stole my ancestral land, resources, etc. The unpaid rent alone for the last 2500 years would have amounted to several trillion dollars plus interest.

            How much did the old banger cost?

            You can deduct the cost of the cab from unpaid rent, and still your people owe my people in trillions.

            When are you planning to settle the account? You can negotiate a easy repayment scheme with my people.

            ” My leader was there with your tribe to commomorate your special day on August 9th.”

            Your leader has been an uninvited, gate crasher.

            “Is it the illiteracy or pure tribal hatred?”

            Hatred, you must be joking.

            One does not need to dwell on Tamil/Sinhala, Tamil/Tamil, Sinhala/Sinhala, Tamil/Muslim, Buddhist/Christian, …hatred which is well known also goes back centuries

            It is too early for you to condemn me for hatred.

            I see racism in your against my people.

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    NAK

    “What a facinating election!!!”

    Similar to 2005 presidential election.

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    RAPE IN THE NP.
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    Please write instead of posting links – CT

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      Was there a Philanthropist by the name of Gnankoone,who was wrongfully detained by the authorities on the suspicion that he was helping Mr Prabakaran on behalf of the Diaspora?.

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    Dear Mr.jayakody,
    I agree with your last paragraph. But in the effect of anticipating MR.Rudrakumaran’s article your have told many wrong details.
    – if you comfortably believe Indrabala’s statement saying that tamil settlements in this land started only in 10th century ,then what about ellara and Dutugemunu they lived in 19th century ? or the great and great book of srilankan true history “THE MAHA VAMSA” told a lie? also all the stone inscriptions and the remnants of Koneswar kovil in trinco ,pollanaruwa are built in 21st century? bending the history is an art in which present rulers and his propaganda arsenals like you are specialist.(they destroyed a murugan temple in Illagaithuraimugam at muthur and built a dagoba now and tailored stories that a parana vihara
    was existed there .even changed the name of the place as LANKAPATUNA.)iT happened in 2009
    -In fact Tamil and muslims lived before 1980s like same community like that of Tamilnadu.But infact in tamilnadu most of the muslims were tamil origin but were became converts because of several social strains.In srilanka while even though reasonable moiety of the muslim populace is sharing the tamil ancestory(eastern,north,and north western),a good amount have other origins as arabs malays,north indian,persian, pakistanis ,maldevians even pattans and negros. Importantly in hill country significant mixture with sinhalese gene pool also there.before 1980s tamils and muslims studied in same schools.shared the same villages and paddyfields and same political parties. when the protest against sinhala only act started so many muslim leaders were there with tamil leaders.Even when the armed struggle started so many muslims youths joined with tamil youth hand in hand.(egsamble Minister Basheer sehu davood EROS)even in LTTE .But the srilankan government split those two communities to get advantage with the help of MOZAD the israly intelligence agency. they did massive killing abductions and torture of tamil citizens by a muslim named sinhalese captain ineast in 1980 to 1990.they used muslim homeguards to destroy and burn Tamil villages(Eravur,Veeramunai,karaitheevu ,ninthavur ,akkasliraipattu).Also gave massive propaganda to tiger attocities against muslims. pathetically both communities fall prey to
    such plans.now both of them are in opposite pole.Even now persons like this man wants to ensure the split to be solid then only they can destroy both.

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      sagar

      “also all the stone inscriptions and the remnants of Koneswar kovil in trinco ,pollanaruwa are built in 21st century?”

      Bandu de Silva (Ecentric Old Chap)believes and finds ways to justify non existence of Koneswar Kovil prior to 10 century. What evidence have got in store for him to prove your point?

      Here is excerpts from his 18 pages of study of Trinco:

      Trincomalee as a Place of Worship

      Trincomalee has a long tradition of being associated as an
      important place of worship. Being a major port, it could be expected
      that it was in the chain of landing and departing places for Buddhist
      monks and pilgrims who frequently traveled between India and Sri
      Lanka when Buddhism was the most active of missionary religions,
      and other Buddhist countries of South East Asia and beyond later.
      The earliest credible evidence of the religious places of
      worship in the Trincomalee area is the Mahavamsa reference
      to to the construction ofa shrine at the end ofSeru tank enshrining
      one of the teeth of the Buddha.(3d century B.C.). The place has
      been identified as the dagoba in ruins at present day Thoppur
      (Somapura) built in memory of Soma-devi.r7

      ……………….
      ……

      The origins of the Hindu shrine at Trincomalee (now
      referred to as Konesaram) are obscure though fables accord it an
      imaginary ancient history. Indrapala observes that in the 7’h century
      A.D., the temples at Tiruketisvaram and Konesvaram formed
      subjects of hymns by some of the Saiva revivalists in South India,
      but it is not till the 9th century that we get Tamil inscriptions set up by Tamil trading communities. The reference in the Tamil inscription
      at Nilaveli (10m or 11il’centuries) dedicated to Macchesvara (Vishnu)
      is not clear as to where that temple was. Indrapala and Gunasinham
      disagree on that point.

      A Study on Trincomalee in the 16th and 17th centuries
      with special reference to relations with Arakan
      as revealed by Portuguese Sources*
      D.G.B.de Silva

      JRASS New Series LII

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        Native Veddah

        Ex-diplomat Bandula de Silva’s many attempts to catch the eye
        of the regime with his suspect interpretation of historical events
        is well known. Poor ole guy. Will not get the job/s he craves for.

        Varathan

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          R. Varathan

          As you know he writes long winded stories.

          I love stories. Hence I like this eccentric old chap.

          If one can borrow Voltaire’s quote this is what one wants to tell him:

          I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

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    Muslims thrived when there was war between the LTTE and SL. Looks like still they have business. the war is over though.

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    Jayakodi:
    The only thing worse that the b..ds that rule us are b…rs like you who pretend to criticise them while defending them.
    You are a rotten piece of sub-humanity and I’d ask you to be ashamed except that such decent conduct is beyond something like you.

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      LEave Tamils, Christians and muslims to over power Sinhala – buddhists. Then they are heroes.

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    Jim softy

    Over powering Sinhala/Buddhists is a religious duty of Tamils, Sinhalese, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists.

    Do you have any problem with that?

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      We know, christianity is extinct in Europe. In Britain, Two churches are converted to mosques per day. Vatican is corrupt. christianity – why it has 38000 or more denominations ? anglican church headed by a woman from a dysfunctional family. Evangelical church – mmultinational coporate culture.

      Buddhism understand it vanishes one day and come back again.

      both christianity and Islam have to peak before they vanishes ?

      that is the truth.

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        Jim softy

        Is it Christian’s problem or yours?

        If dies let it die.

        “that is the truth.”

        It is a revelation to me.

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    Sri Lankans came out of the Westerners’ trick after four hundred and forty three years. Sri Lanlkans came out of India’s trick after thirty years. The billion dollar question is, can the Sri Lankans come out from the dragon’s trick in the foreseeable future? Or suffering is the middle name of every Sri Lankan? According to my calculation China got a firm grip on the Rajapaksa brothers. The Rajapaksa brothers are enjoying all the perks and benefits came from China’s investments, they are not going to let it go. Not only the investments, controlling the media and controlling the people by the SL Army all are China’s ideas.In fact China will push the Rajapksa brothers all the way through as much as it can. Just protects and elections will not help the UNP to win the general election govern the country. It may get uglier than any Sri Lankan’s prediction, unless the Rajapaksa brothers understand what China is doing and decided to take a U turn for sake of their people and motherland. India can use Navi Pillay’s visit, UN Human Rights Council meeting in September and the CHOGM, to push the Rajapaka brothers to make a U turn. If Rajapaksa brothers decided ignore the world, but decided to go North Korea style, country will end up as Libya. I honestly hope it will not go that far.

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