7 December, 2021

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Sajith Should Realise Sri Lanka Does Not Belong To The Sinhala-Buddhists

By C. V. Wigneswaran – 

C.V. Wigneswaran

I am happy personally that Sajith Premadasa has been picked upon. He is young and had a liberal early education at Royal College. During his time the classes were divided linguistically unlike in our time where all communities were in the same class with one language binding us (English). But I am sure basically he has an attitude of Live and Let Live nurtured by Royal College Education and Buddhism and may be also his London School of Economics’ Education and his stints elsewhere too.

He did well with Youth through his Tharuna Saviya apart from Jana Suwaya and Sasunata Aruna.

He has a strong Buddhist background which is to be welcomed.

But there are two or three matters which may have conditioned him against us the Tamils. His father falling victim to violence identified with the Tamil Militants. The other is his possible difficulty in separating organisational Buddhism from actual Buddhist Teachings. I have been saying the Constitution should have included Buddha’s teaching into the Constitution in some form or other and but not given Organised Buddhism its foremost place. Organisation of Buddhism is different from the teachings of the Enlightened One. Bodu Bala Sena’s latest antics in Mullaitivu is an example of how organisational Buddhism can be disastrous if not criminal.

Further his strong conviction that this Country is Sinhala Buddhist can be a bar to the resolution of Tamils’ political problems. He should realise this Country does not belong to the Sinhala Buddhists. From pre Buddhistic times this Country was Tamil Hindu (Saivite), Buddhism was introduced among Hindu (Saivite) Tamils only and the Sinhala language came into being much later in the 6th or 7th Century AD. What remains today as archaeological remains of 2000 years ago were those left during the time of the Demala Baudhayo. (Tamil Buddhists) 

Of course now the majority may be 75% Sinhala Buddhist but the North and East are almost 85% Tamil speaking. We prefer to be secular since we respect each other’s religions and Hinduism the major religion in the North from time immemorial has preached that “Truth is One; but Sages call it by different names”. That is why the North Eastern Tamil speaking are asking for self determination within one country. 

If Sajith could be as pragmatic as his father whom I knew, he might prove to be the exception to the Reign by so called Nationalist Patriots who have proved to be lacking in sensibility and sensitivity. If he could come out of the cocoon he may have created around him he could well prove to be an excellent President for all communities despite President’s powers being clipped by Law in recent times.  

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    This idiot should shut up he does not speak for all Tamils when he makes such outrageous false historical statements. He is not the leader of Tamils, far from it.

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      C.V. Wigneswaran,

      RE: Sajith Should Realise Sri Lanka Does Not Belong To The Sinhala-Buddhists

      All Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhists”, who are distorting Buddhism, and is an insult to the Buddha, Al;l Para-Tamils, Para-Hindus, Para–Christians, Para-Muslims and other Paras Should Realise Sri Lanka Does Not Belong To The Paras.

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

      MtDNA haplogroup analysis revealed that several West Eurasian haplogroups as well as Indian-specific mtDNA clades were found amongst the Sri Lankan populations. Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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        Amarasiri:-
        What makes you believe that The Veddah People were dropped down in Tambapanni by a Golden Peacock Chariot?

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          Rationalist,

          The Native Veddah Aethho walked to claim the land between 40,000 and 8,000 years ago, when the sea levels were low. The Paras, the Kalla Thonis, Hora Oru and Illegal boatmen arrived later.

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          Amarasiri:-
          Continuing above comment;
          . Humans appeared on this Earth, long after Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Taprobane, Tambapanni, broke away from India! So even the Veddahs would have crossed over in a Wave of Migration from the Indian SubContinent!

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            Rationalist

            This island separated from mainland India about 12,000 years ago due to rise in the sea level. My ancestors/people had lived on this island at least for 40,000 years which means there was a land mass where Parkstrait remains now, and they walked all the way to this part of the land mass.

            You should check your facts first before typing in these spaces.

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              Native Vedda-
              “My ancestors/people had lived on this island at least for 40,000 years….”
              As per your Advice; ‘You should check your facts first before typing in these spaces.’

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              Native vedda, where did you get this 40,000 years history? from your cooked-up mahawansa cook and bull story. read the mahawansa before the britishers left. what you have now cooked-up bullshit mahawansa.
              sorry i forgot your are a native veda, probably you didnt receive any formal education to go through 2nd grade just like your street thug politicians.

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                Sorry Velu, I thought the Cock and BULL (especially bull) story was in the Bhagavat Gita. After all the bull is one of the greatest Gods of the Hindus – not to mention the Monkey.

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        Amarasiri,
        Despite all the scientific evidences presented by renowned archeologists such as P.E.P. Deraniyagala, S.U. Deraniyagala and Raj Somadeva confirming that Sinhalayo evolved in this island and hence they are Native people, you are demonstrating your naivety by not accepting that fact and keep on repeating ‘Para Sinhala’ ‘Para Sinhala’ thinking that people will accept the rubbish that you talk about DNA. None of the DNA research have confirmed that Sinhalayo came from India or some other place. You are like those ancient Greeks and Catholic Church that believed Sun is going round the earth. You may go on repeating this ‘Mantra’ but it will have no bearing on the ‘TRUTH’ that Sinhalayo are NATIVE people in Sinhale.
        Ancestors from whom Sinhalayo evolved have lived in this country 125,000 years ago. This is documented in History text book published by the Education Ministry. Veddas came later.

        See:
        Ithihasaya: 10 Shreniya, Adyapana Prakashana Departhamenthuwa, 2018.
        Watch:
        New Horizons in History of Sri Lanka – An Archeological Perspective
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNtK_xFtIE

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          Blind Eye,
          “Veddas came later.”
          Did you know aborigines came to Australia after you landed there?

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          Raj Somadeva for president!!!!!
          Eagle Blind Eye his b***s carrier.

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      Karan

      “He is not the leader of Tamils, far from it.”

      Thanks for educating us with little or no idea of Tamils, Tamil politics, Tamil political leadership, …
      He was elected on the 21st September 2013 as the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council with 353,595 ( 78.48% ) of the votes cast, valid and counted.

      Are you saying the Northerners are so stupid to go to the polling booth and cast their votes to this person whom you think “makes outrageous false historical statements”?

      Why do you think he is not the leader of Tamils?

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        Former Chief Minister NP Mr.Vigneswaran’s reminder to Sajith Premadasa about the teachings of the Buddha in the
        constitution is wise and proper because it is due the foremost position granted to it in the current constitution that the extremists facist elements like the BBS Gnanasara Thero who exploit the sentiments of lay people for political benefit.
        The recent incidents that too place at Mullaitivu over the burning of the cancerous cadaver of a trespasser who supposedly was a Buddhist monk within the bounds of a Hindu temple despite a Court Order is an example.

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        If a monkey was chosen instead by the TNA as their chief minister, the monkey would have been elected.

        Tamils just vote for TNA regardless of the quality of the candidate because they would be mad to vote for racist Sinhala supremacist scum parties UNP and SLFP.

        Vigneswaran is not rooted in the north and east, he lacked even basic understanding of the problems people faced during the last 30 years.

        He was chosen simply because of his profession.

        To add to that he is follower of a convicted rapist swami, has Sinhala sycophantic tendencies due to his southern brainwashing and now is making a fool of Tamils by making outrageous historical statements without historical qualification.

        Maybe Tamils are dumb to expect this person as a leader. VP was definitely the leader of Tamils, whatever huge mistakes he made and despite being unelected.

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      Karan, Your language lacks moderation. Who is an idiot, Justice Wigneswaran or you?
      .
      No body speaks for all Tamils; you, least of all. Does anybody speak for all Sinhalese? There is no need for anyone to speak for everyone. It will be enough to speak for a good majority.
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      He may not be the leader of Tamils, but he has the potential to be one. What have you?
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      His version of history seems plausible. Unless you have concrete evidence to contradict it, you have to give him a hearing.

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        “His version of history seems plausible. Unless you have concrete evidence to contradict it, you have to give him a hearing.”

        Read Prof. Indrapala’s 1965 thesis and 2005 book. They are available online.

        Vigneswaran is an absolute idiot.

        These pathetic claims will incite hatred against Tamils amongst Sinhalese.

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          Proof Indrapala himself stated that his 1965 thesis is inaccurate and refuted this but Sinhalese racists completely ignore this. He stated new historical and scientific evidence has all disproved his 1965 thesis. However Sinhalese racists ignore this and still quote this

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            Indrapala has not refuted all in his 1965 thesis, he has updated it in 2005. But 1965 thesis is still a very important document.

            The two major things he has changed from 1965 census in 2005 are:

            (1) Tamils have been in the island since the very beginning, the dravidian megalithic culture in SL dates back to 1000 B.C.

            (2) That language replacement played a larger role than migrations to account for Sri Lankan Tamil population. (Hela Buddhists became Tamilised etc).

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              Karan

              Did Prof Indrapala say Hela Buddhists became Tamilised etc?
              If he did please cite chapter, verse, page, name of the paper/book, year of publication.

              Have you read his entire thesis?
              Where can I find a copy of his thesis?
              What did he say in his thesis about the Tamils?
              Have you had access to genetics studies of this island?
              Have you had a chance to read/peruse research papers, reports, books written by great scholars such as P Pushparatnam, S Pathmanathan,
              R A L H Gunawardhana, Gananath Obeyesekere, H L Seniviratne, Sudharsan Seneviratne, …………………….. ?

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            Karan, I was about to tell you exactly what SSS has mentioned above. Further, you don’t deserve any further interaction, till you tone down your language.

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              Thappu

              “Further, you don’t deserve any further interaction, till you tone down your language.”

              I enjoy reading Karan’s typing as you know “Stupid is as stupid does”.

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      Sajith only did his AL at Royal. From grade one to OL he went to St. Thomas prep, Kollupitiya. Prep only has studies up to OL. After that most students go it’s brother school S. Thomas college, Mt. Lavinia. The distance from keselwatte to mt. Lavinia was such that he was sent to Royal.

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      Neither are you idiot so shut up. He is far more educated and cultured than you

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        Little pig get back to your hovel.

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        This guy doesnot let tamils to even learn sinhalese language ..except northern province everyone learn tamil language .that help to cross our misunderstanding .enough this bullshits. Stay together we are srilankans. Howlong we fight like this.

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    Mr. C.V. Wijneswaran: In the same of your words directed at Sajith Premadasa, YOU also must REALIZE Sri Lanka does NOT belong only to TAMILS and Hindus. This country BELONGS to all its CITIZENS. Period.

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      Douglas

      “YOU also must REALIZE Sri Lanka does NOT belong only to TAMILS and Hindus. This country BELONGS to all its CITIZENS. Period.”

      I do not think this country belongs to all its CITIZENs.
      These are the descendants of Kallathonies whose ancestors arrived on this island mostly from South India and converted to various religions over a period of time, … and made many outrageous claims over this land.

      They should be reminded their visa to remain in this country indefinitely will be revoked and deported back to South India, irrespective of their current status, religion, ethnicity, region, gender, ………………… unless they behave themselves.

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        Hello Brother ,
        Isn’t it your own history document that Vijay was from India.

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        Native Vedda, do you know from where did your lion king came from? You all should be deported to where he came from. period..okk..stop your stupid bul…t.

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          velu Rasiah

          “do you know from where did your lion king came from? “

          Lion king definitely didn’t come to this island nor it live here. There is no evidence to suggest lions ever lived in this island.

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            Native veda, go and read a 2nd grade history book about your king vijaya and kuweni,.then you will know who your ancestors are. it seems you didnt even go through 2nd grade like your politicos. stop your ignorance. if you can read and comprehend your made up cock and bull stories of mahavansa then you will know who is king vijaya and kuweni. one of my sinhalese friend told your mahavansa and constitution are tabloid papers..these are not my statements.

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              velu Rasiah

              What is your point if there is one?

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      It has come to light by archaeological and genetic evidence that people in Sri Lanka other than the Veddhas who are considered to be the original people, spoke either Tamil or some form of Tamil (Elu is considered by linguists as proto-Tamil) and practiced either Saivaism or natural worship. No Tamil has ever claimed that Sri Lanka belongs only to Tamils and Hindus unlike many Sinhalese who are claiming that Sri Lanka belongs only to Sinhalese and Buddhists. Yes this country belongs to all its citizens, but that does mean you should not expose the truth that Tamil Saivites were present in the country before Sinhala Buddhists. Cradle of Sri Lanka civilization is lying buried around Manthai (recently two sites were accidentally discovered in Settikulam and around Giants Tank in Mannar estimated to be about 20,000 year old civilization), which should be excavated to get at the truth. Sinhala Buddhists are nothing but converted Tamil Saivites.

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      Did Justice Wigneswaran or any Thamizh ever state anywhere that the island only belongs to Thamizh and Hindus. The answer is no. Stop babbling and being stupid. What he is stating that prior to the arrival of Buddhism , the island was Thamizh and Saivite and the vast majority of the Chingkallams are descended from these Thamizh Saivites who converted to Buddhism and gradually corrupted their Thamizh with the Pali Prakrit and Samaskirithum closely associated with Buddhism and a new language called Chingkallam evolved in the south of the island by 7AD. All these so called 2000 years old Buddhist ruins, especially in the north and east are all Thamizh Buddhist ruing , that Chingkallams are falsely trying to claim as theirs , Just because there are no Thamizh Buddhists now , they think they can claim everything Buddhist as theirs. Secondly 2000 years ago , there were no such people called Chingkallams . They were all still Thamizh Saivite. Buddhist or practising both in most cases. In the South some of them were gradually evolving as Chingkallams. What he stated is correct. This island was never a Chingkalla Buddhist land and large parts of it was and is still Thamizh Hindu. Thanks to the British who merged the Thamizh Hindu and Chingkalla Buddhist areas , it has Chingkalla Buddhist majority but it is not their land. This like Hindi fanatics now stating the whole of India should now speak Hindi , when in reality most of India does not speak Hindi and India again thanks to the British is a mixture of many ancient kingdoms and people , who speak many different languages , follow different religions and cultures. Just because one became the numerical majority due to this merging by the British for their convenience , does not mean the land is theirs. All Chingkallams should realise this truth and also the fact the vast majority of them are descended from Thamizh. Either local Naga/Yakka or Indian immigrant and invaders.

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      Douglas, for most Tamils the country belongs to everyone but the NE and especially Jaffna belongs to the Tamils. This is their ‘Mahavamsa’ mindset.

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        Bawa

        “Douglas, for most Tamils the country belongs to everyone but the NE and especially Jaffna belongs to the Tamils. This is their ‘Mahavamsa’ mindset.”

        Brilliant.
        Was it why Sir Pon Ramanathan went all the way to London to advocate for the freedom of murderers of Muslims during the 1915 riots and later the psychopath VP fought a war against the Hindian IPKF returning the 120,000 packing invaders back to where they belonged to, hence preserving the sovereignty of the Sinhala/Buddhist Ghetto.

        You ought to be grateful to Tamil Mindset for VP winning two elections and one war for Rajapaksa clan.

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          What does ‘most’ mean genius?

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            Bawa

            Most – greatest in amount or degree.

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        Now immigrant fake Arab, Dravidian Thamizh converted Thulukkans ,like you who only arrived in the island a few centuries from South India , are trying to claim the entire Thamizh east as yours, where you only arrived as refugees and asylum seekers , begging for refuge and were given refuge by the eastern Thamizh. The racist Chingkallams are deliberately encouraging you Thullukans to do this and use this fake claim to marginalise the eastern Thamizh but have no intention to give anything to you but to grab the east for themselves too. This is why you are still like a typical opportunistic backstabbing Thullukan , running behind the Chingkallams , with the hope that they will help you to steal the east from the Thamizh. People who arrive as refugees are now trying to steal the land from the people who took pity on them and gave them refuge. This is why the west do not want you people in their lands , as you arrive very humbly as refugees, then within a generation or two breed like rats and then want Sharia, Islamic law and want to rake over the land from its original inhabitants in the name of Islam. You are constantly everywhere just like these Chingkalla racist posting your anti Thamizh comments Thullukan. Remember you Thullkans are also Thamizh by ethnicity. Converting to Islam , or having some distant male Arab ancestor , or running behind Arab , does not make you Arab. You are still a Thamizh.

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          Idiot Pandi, Bawa is a nom de guerre, not the name of a Muslim.

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    What a joker, he says the country is Tamil (originally), then he says Sajith should not call the country Sinhala-Buddhist. So what he is really saying is that Sajith should not call the country Sinhala-Buddhist because in the Eelamist imagination, Tamils existed before dinosaurs. There is no historical basis for his mad claims, who has ever heard of a “Tamil Buddhist?” Those ruins in the North and East are 100% Sinhala Buddhist, unless you believe monks from Laos and Cambodia were coming to offer lotus petals to Murugan.

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      Lester the outright racist, you said that you have relatives in the armed forces in Sri Lanka. Then why are you acting like a coward and coming out with your racist rants in a false name. Be brave and write in your own name unless you are a person who shows one face to Tamil friends and another to Sinhala racists. Now that LTTE is no more why are you still hiding under the bed. If you have not heard of Tamil Buddhist it is because of your bigoted mind. Do you know that the tallest Buddha statue in the world is in Andra Pradesh of south India. Have you heard of Thiruvalluvar who as an orphan was brought up by Buddhist Tamil family and his internationally acclaimed work of Thirukural is nothing but a derivative of Buddhist teaching. Have you heard of literary works by Tamil Buddhist writers such as Manimekalai, Silapadikaram and Seevakasinthamani. Please update your knowledge without making a fool of yourself. Borabhudur in Indonesia and Angorwatt in Cambodia were built by Tamil Buddhist artisans. Did you hear about BJP position that Sri Lanka was a Hindu country and that majority of the people have become Buddhists. Will anyone of your cardboard weerayas ever open their mouths against BJP.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

        Your logic is equivalent to something like “Marco Polo visited China in the 13th century, therefore the Chinese civilization was founded by Italians.” But there is another problem. If the Tamils created the Buddhist civilization we see in the North, why did they also destroy the same civilization? Why did the Sinhalese kings fight the Cholas so many times? Why did Mahinda V run away to Ruhuna after Rajaraja I burned Anuradhapura to the ground? Why were the Sinhalese kings allied with the Pandyans? You see, if everyone was Buddhist, there would have been no fight…. Anyone can see, Sinhalese began their settlements in the North. With the Chola invasions, they were forced to move down South. There was never a “Tamil Buddhism” in Sri Lanka, as the goal of the South Indian invaders was to eliminate Buddhism from the island.

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          Lester the bigot, Tamils never destroyed their Buddhist heritage deliberately. Those monuments went into ruins by disuse. Still Buddha stupas in Kandarodai (a mini Borabudhur) Vallipuram temple, Bo tree planted by Sangamitta in Nainativu and Matahgal where Mahinda landed still exists. In contrast it is documented in Mahavamsa that king Mahasena destroyed Hindu temples. His attempt to destroy Koneswaram temple and build Gokana Vihara over it ended up in failure.How can there be Sinhalese people living in Sri Lanka in olden days when Sinhala language originated only 1300 years ago. Like Asoka who took Buddhism to China, Thailand and Burma, it was Tamils who took Buddhism to Indonesia and Cambodia.There may or not be Tamil Buddhism in Sri Lanka, but certainly there was no Sinhala Buddhism 1500 years ago. The original people of Sri Lanka are Veddhas who worshiped Murugan, who is worshiped only by Tamils and no other ethnic groups in the world. Therefore the religion of the Veddhas has to be the state religion and not of those who usurped their land.

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            Utter nonsense. There are more than 4000 inscriptions written in Pali, Prakrit, Sinhala, or Sanskrit on rocks, pillars, caves, and elsewhere that prove the architecture was entirely a Sinhalese creation. Only 24 rock inscriptions in Tamil have been discovered. Also, I have proved elsewhere, the architectural style and methods are unique to Sri Lanka. Not only were the methods used to build monuments and pillars, they were also used to construct complex hydrological structures, which made irrigation and agriculture possible in dry zones. The Sinhala language evolved in various stages from Prakrit, Pali, and Sanskrit; we can see this evolution in the inscriptions. If Sinhala came from Tamil, it would not be written in Brahmi script.

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              Lester please do not display your ignorance. Have you not heard of Tamil Brahmi. Sinhala script is copied from Malayalam script. Sinhala grammar is derived from Tamil grammar. Majority of Sinhala words are derived from Tamil.

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        ‘Dr’ Sharma, you are either a WUM or you have a few screws loose. Perhaps it’s both.

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      ” unless you believe monks from Laos and Cambodia were coming to offer lotus petals to Murugan. “

      Dear Friend,

      Your word is in reality a true word. It was Tamil wents to China, Cambodia and Laos and taught Hinduism and Buddhism to them. Then they came back here to place lotus petal. Further your Pohutuwa is Pundarikam in Tamil and Sanskrit. In other words it is the Pundarikam you modified as Pohutuwa in Aandu Pashawe.

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      “Did you hear about BJP position that Sri Lanka was a Hindu country and that majority of the people have become Buddhists. Will anyone of your cardboard weerayas ever open their mouths against BJP.”

      Come on Lester. GR must take a position on this open stand of BJP. Where is it?

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        KA,

        BJP under Modhi sponsored the Gujurat riots against Muslims. BJP are also supporters of the hardline RSS. These are no friends of Tamils, as they believe Sanskrit is a divine language and Hindi should be the national language.

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          Yes they tried to impost Hindi or gave a hint of this but soon had to backtrack with their tails between their legs due to heavy opposition not only from Tamil Nadu , but from Kerala, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and many other non Hindi speaking states. They will not attempt this in the future , as they have learnt their lesson.

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            Lester the anti-Tamil racist, did you hear what happened to Hindi fanatics in Singapore. These bigots demanded the Singapore government to remove Tamil and make Hindi the official language in Singapore, because Hindi is the official language of India and not Tamil. Singapore government told them off, saying that Singaporeans India means Tamil and not Hindi. Do you know that in Maharastra, name boards in buses are only in Marathi and no Hindi to be found. Both UNP and SLFP have sponsored riots against Tamils. The Sanskrit supremacist propaganda has now been rubbished. Do you know that in the 2012 London Olympics program to welcome visitors all over the world, the greeting was first said in Tamil followed by Sanskrit, Chinese and others. This order was based on the antiquity of the languages.

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          Lester,

          Answer simple question.

          Why GR or for that matter any other Sinhala cannot take an open stand against BJP’s open stand?

          BJP stand is not based on ethnicity or race, and purely on the basis of religion.

          This is the same stand of BJP for Kashmir as well.

          BJP’s reasoning is history, i.e. the correct version of the history and not the fables like vamsa etc.

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            KA, India has federalism because North and South Indians don’t get along. With the primary issue being language. Most Indian languages have Sanskrit as their base, but certain factions in South India will never accept this fact. As early as 1937, the father of the modern Dravidian nationalist movement, E.V. Ramasamy, opposed Hindi as the medium of instruction in Tamil schools; he saw it as a mechanism used by Hindi-speaking North Indians to control South Indians and destroy Tamil culture. At the political level, federalism weakens the Centre, making the state government stronger. The state government can do almost anything except raise an army. So BJP or Congress, their leverage is limited. BJP and India have no influence on Sri Lankan politics, now that LTTE is gone.

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              Lester, for a multi ethnic country what is needed in unity in diversity. This is what true federalism delivers. If the power is concentrated at the center, then it will not be diversified. When peripheries are strong, then each constituent learns to live in tolerance with each other. In Sri Lanka Sinhalese are not willing to practice unity in diversity and are rejecting federalism. You are silly to think that BJP or Congress have no influence on Sri Lanka as their leverage is limited after the elimination of LTTE. India can easily destabilize Sri Lanka it it wants to and I am sure they are waiting for an opportunity. Ask Sinhala leaders why they are repeatedly promising India that they will settle Tamil problem by implementing 13th Amendment in full and go beyond. Ask them why they did not open their mouths when Modi advocated it when he was in Sri Lanka a few months ago. Next liberation war will not come from within Sri Lanka, and will be with the blessing of the international community.

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        Lester or for that matter no Sinhalese would ever challenge the true version of History with Indians or BJP in this case, as they will have trouble defending their concocted stories! The Sinhalese should read the rich ancient Tamil literature like Manimekalai, Kundalakesi, Silappathikaram, SeevakaSinthamani, Tholkapium, Akananooru etc., before making claims that Tamils arrived late to this island after Vijaya’s men were washed ashore! I say this with a sincere intent that doing so will at least make them open their eyes or should I say minds, to at least make them question their current assumptions and mindsets and realise that what they have been made to believe is not the whole truth!

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      How is London?

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    IF Wigneswaran or Sambanthan are honest to Tamil people, they should sue the BBS with respect to Mullativu. They will not do it. Instead, they try to fool Tamil voters. Both of them know that they are at the mercy of sinhala politicians. Because,Tamils are better informed. They di dnot want Dilimitation report legislated. they just expect to be Parliamantarians at what ever the cost. wigneswaran is saying invite me too to your side as a National List candidate.
    NAtional list is being abused.right now it is used to reappoint those who rejected by the votes and to appoint who the embassies are asking.

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    PART 1. Aiyo! Wiggi! Sajith may have terrible weaknesses, especially the prevalence of his views in how to do things and his quick rise in temper amidst criticism, especially of a personal nature, but it is grossly unfair to impute that he is ethnically intolerant. Again Wiggi, what evidence do you have that Sajith is unable to discern Buddhist teachings from “Organizational Buddhism”? You had a long career in the judiciary of this country before taking to politics and you should know better to give value to solid evidence as opposed to conjecture and pretended psychoanalysis that his father’s assassination may contribute an anti-Tamil attitude.

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    PART 2. Wiggi! You say that the Constitution of this country gives “Organized Buddhism” is given the foremost place in spite of the fact that you have read Article 9 of the Constitution umpteen number of times where “Organized Buddhism” has no mention but only Buddhism. Wiggi! You know that “Organized Buddhism” came into being because of the implementation of the customary law and as well as the statutory law of Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance from British-Ceylon times and as a judge you have read all the material relating to Buddhist Ecclesiastical Law prevalent in this country. Further all that has nothing to do with the “antics of Bodu Bala Sena”. Your stand that Buddhist teachings should have been included in the constitution, which is salutary and that reminds me of the draft constitution put out by Mr. Nagananda Kodituwakku. Sajith is nowhere near “Bodu Bala Sena” and it is to his eternal credit that he took the ministerial leadership in rebuilding the churches damaged due to 4/21 attacks.

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    PART 3. Wiggi! You blow hot and blow cold when you say an attitude of Sinhala Buddhist country is a bar to the resolution of Tamil political problem but at the same time you want Buddhist teachings be included in the Constitution. You delve into the history to say that Hindu Tamils existed before any Sinhala Buddhism came into being. Leave all that to the historians and archeologists. The need of the hour is a one Sri Lanka. I am convinced that Sajith has inherited many attributes of his late father, including some pragmatism his father had as claimed by Wiggi and also the terrible weaknesses of his late father. At least now Wiggi, become a responsible citizen of this country, instead of being a “political Kavadi dancer” as per the identification of a renowned Professor in Engineering.

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      “The need of the hour is one Lanka”. Well and good. For one Lanka there should be one people who should be equal. Then why are there discriminatory laws and practices particularly against Tamils. Why should Sinhala be the official language when Tamil has been in use in the country prior to origin of Sinhala. Why should Buddhism be the state religion when Saivaism was practiced in Sri Lanka prior to the advent of Buddhism. Veddhas the original people of Sri Lanka were worshiping Murugan and not Buddha, which shows that they were under Tamil influence. Just making empty rhetoric that there is only one Lanka will not do when there is rampant racism which is institutionalized in every arm of the government.

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    you are a two legged donkey
    you are a so called hindu but your children married sinhala buddhists
    you can improve your knowledge of history by reading senerat paranvitarana and g c mendis

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      What has his children marrying Sinhalese Buddhist women got to do with him , his views and the history of the island’s Tamils? Why does history and facts change, just because his children or my children marry non Tamils? They are adults and did what they wanted to do , with or without his blessing. He did not marry Sinhalese Buddhists but his sons. Most probably these Sinhalese Buddhist women are far more enlightened and more tolerant in their views than bigoted you. Stick to the point and do not bring silly arguments that are not relevant. This means I cease to be a Tamil or Tamil Brahmin just because my child decides to marry a white Australian or anyone, as per your stupid arguments

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      nalmen

      “you can improve your knowledge of history by reading senerat paranvitarana and g c mendis”

      Of course you would learn from Paranavitana’s interlinear inscription and how to interpret epigraphy between imaginary lines.

      By the way which book would you recommend?

      Did you know Paranavitana’s collections were bought by an institution that belongs to Tamils from the North?

      Did you also know when Cholas/Pandyas wanted to s**t they got on a boat sailed to this island, chose prime land and did what they came to do?

      Their descendants now variously calling themselves as
      Tamils,
      Tamil Saivaites,
      Citizens of Tamil Eelam,
      Muslims,
      Citizens of Islamic Republic of Kattankudy,
      Sinhalese,
      Sinhala/Buddhists,
      Citizens of Sinhala/Buddhist Ghetto,
      UNP, SLFP, SLPP, CP, LSSP, JVP, JHU, PHU, NFF, TNA, EPDP, TELO, SLMC, CWC, …..
      Mahanayakas, .Cardinals, Mufties, Saivaite Gurus, ……………..

      Is Sinhala/Buddhism a religion?

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    Well said Vignes

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    FORMER Chief Minister,
    .
    Please stop propagating information that induces hatred and intolerance.

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    Amarasiri,

    Yes Sri Lanka does not belong to the “PARAS” but it belongs to the Chinese Get ready buddy

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    Amarasiri,

    Yes Sri Lanka does not belong to the “PARAS” but it belongs to the Chinese Get ready buddy

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    What a racist nincompoop. Unbelievable he was holding the prestiges position of a Supreme Court judge !!! The whole country should be ashmed he was allowed into such a high position. How unbiased was he in the judgements he delivered ???????????? Scary

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    The most disgusting and racist man speaks again! Yuck. It is the likes of Vigneswaran who keep this country divided purely because his political survival depends on it!

    Can’t help but wonder what sort of example he sets his grandchildren , who are of mixed heritage. I’d be embarrassed to have a grandfather like him! Standing in the way of reconciliation by spewing hate every day!

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    Sajith Premadasa,
    No Tamil or a Minority with a sense will vote for this serial liar.
    He never graduated from University; he and his family have been indulging in gold and currency smuggling.
    He has done nothing as a Minister.
    Sajith is a disaster.
    Sajith, please do not come to NP and EP asking for votes, you serial liar.

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      Ganjapani Gorakapola

      Some say he has a degree of political science.

      But it should be noted that it is one of the most useless & unproductive degrees ever given by any university.

      Village Appuhamies/Punch Bandas also have that degree from experience.

      That’s why people have never heard any professional uttering from this man expect houses, houses, houses.

      Appuhamies/Punchi Bandas are also able to collect money & build homes for needy during natural disasters.

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      Gangapani
      Most probably a Sinhalese supporting
      Mr.Gotabaya Rajapakse
      With his 2 cents worth of brain he think he can provoke hatred in Mr.Sajith Premadasa against Tamils

      Kangi the average SL citizens are much smarter than you .

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    A demonstration of mono ethnic Tamil racist mindset…….

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    Only the MPs of N-E Provinces represent and work for Tamils. Neither Mr C V Vigneswaran nor the LTTE represent all Tamils. The former was elected as the Chief Minister of NPC on the TNA ticket. Now he opted out of TNA and disqualified to speak on Tamils’ behalf. He had an opportunity to serve the peopke of NP. But he was a party to pass through 417 resolutions most of which was outside the purview of provincial council.
    Had he and the NPC spent their time to serve their people the world and the Colombo government dominated by the majority community might have been pursuaded to widen the powers of PCs. All that NPC tried to do was to go beyond the jurisdiction of the provincial council and advised the central government on how to govern and TNA on how to oppose and be confrontational to the national government.

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    Even the air that one breathe does not belong to him or her, so why this quarrelling over land. Both, you ‘Sajith’ and the rest of the humans are being assembled in different order by their previous ‘Karma’ and belong to the four elements ‘Earth, Water, Air and Fire’. The longing is the illusionary factor which misguides individuals. End of the day, we all have to join the above. “Sabbe Sankhara Anichcha”.

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    Relax Viggie.

    Sri Lanka is called Sinhala Buddhist country because it’s believed that the majority are Sinhalese & Buddhists.

    That doesn’t mean that Tamils living here are not Sri Lankans.

    To make you happy I’d say Jaffna is Tamil Hindu province in Sri Lanka.

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      I could agree ONLY IF SINHALESE have the same equal opportunities in NP ,that the Tamils have outside NP.
      Sri Lankan

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        Yassus De Silva, Tamils outside of NP have properties that were bought using their own money, unlike the state sponsored terror
        and forcible occupation and settling of sinhalese in Tamils’ land in NP and EP going on subsequent to the so called independence. Show me one property bought by sinhalese using their own wealth in the NP or even EP.

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        Or poor discriminated Sinhalese playing the victim card , after committing genocide and war crimes on the Tamils. Go to the north and see who is actually ruling the roost. It is the occupying Sinhalese armed forces , establishment and police. This why they do not want to leave the north and east , as they are having a lovely time , at the expense of the local Tamils. They use the government power and fake history , to steal Tamil lands, Hindu temples and now even use Hindu temples as a crematorium to burn rogue racist Sinhalese Buddhist monks , even against the court orders. Sinhalese are very good at playing victim whilst being the aggressors. They blame everyone but themselves for their bad behaviour and racism . The Indians, the British , the West, the Tamils but never themselves , always poor me and the victim , who in reality is the root cause of all this hatred and chaos.

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        That will never happen Yassus. You know what they are like.

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          What are we like , lying selfish opportunistic , backstabbing like you fake Arab, Dravidian converts from Tamil Nadu?

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        Yassus De Silva, can you please tell me what opportunities you want in the North? Have you been to Jaffna lately or are you still hiding in Hambantota thinking the LTTE is still active in the North? By the way, there is no more LTTE (the remnants of the LTTE are in Colombo working for the Rajapaksas), so you may go to the North and get your equal opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities to sit around and do nothing all day in the North. I was there in the north a few years ago and that’s all what I saw. People just loitering around, riding scooters, checking their smart devices which are making people not so smart, idiots and rowdies having fist fights on the streets late in the evening, which I never saw when I lived there many many years ago. All this is happening because all the foreign money their siblings are sending them. So please go and get your equal opportunities.

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        Yassus De Silva

        “I could agree ONLY IF SINHALESE have the same equal opportunities in NP ,that the Tamils have outside NP.”

        Don’t be a clever dick, can we your list of opportunities that is denied to you in NP, EP, WP, CP, SP, …………………..?

        You sound like lazy moron whose father/family did all the hard work for you.

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      What about Killinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitheevu, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya and coastal Trincomallee and all the coastal area north of Kalmunai in the Amparai district. Hope you will rationalise and declare them too as Thamizh Hindu provinces of Sri Lanka. The Chingkallams can have the rest and as for you Thullukans Coastal Puttalam, Beruwela and coastal Amparai south of Kalmunai. Oh of course Kattankudi. How can I forget this place. Declare these as the Salafist/Wahhabi fake Arab republic of converted Tamil South Indian origin Thullukans. Please have date palm on your official emblem

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      Real Revolutionist

      “Sri Lanka is called Sinhala Buddhist country because it’s believed that the majority are Sinhalese & Buddhists.”

      On the contrary it’s believed that the majority are stupid hence this island should be called country of modayas.

      If I want to be happy I should kick all the descendants of Kallthonies back to their ancestral homeland, South India. You can the voluntary expatriation queue.

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    Vigneswaran Still carry Godavary Dravidian expansionism theory on his head. though it was torn part by breaking Godavary Dravidian into at least 5 different nations namely Telugu, Tamils, Karnataka and Kerala in south India. Historical records very clearly indicates that Lanken Tamil speaking community are not descendants of Dravidian of Godavary but Refugees of Dravidian aggression against local populations and back- lickers of Dravidian. who came here as solders in support of their regression.. Furthermore Tamil Muslims came here at the collapsed of outsiders aggression in Dravidian newly found lands. Twice Dutch & British brought Labor forces.to Jaffna & upcountry. That was how Tamil community cane here. Dutch brought Sakkiliyar from Andra while British brought Arunthathiyar from Tamil-Nadu .

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      Hello joker still clowning around here? Another Mahavamsa myth?

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    The first KALLATHONI from India was Prince Vijaya !!

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    Vigneshwaran Sajith knows well identity of Srilanka please tell this to your friend Mahinda who thinks the way you are trying to label Sajith ,Sajith has a balance mind he understand the problems of all communities morethan you

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    No doubt we all have come from India. That is no reason to stop infighting. We can can continue kiliing one another as we have come from different parts of India.

    Soma

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    I am flattered to see some Tamil commentators’s desire to be genetically related to the Sinhalese.

    Soma

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      I am glad that you are flattered . Will you accommodate all our other desires too and sill be flattered ?

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      soman

      “I am flattered to see some Tamil commentators’s desire to be genetically related to the Sinhalese.”

      You shouldn’t get flattered for one reason or another when facts are stated in public forums.

      Whether you understand/trust genetics or not look at yourself in the mirror you all look the same, behave the same, eat almost the same food, …….. kill because you have short fuse like your South Indian and Tamil brethren, based your social structure on caste, …. you have shameless crooks just like the south Indian, ………………. both stupid, practising cut out culture across palk strait, ………………………. worship, gods, ………

      Why are you surprised by affinity and finding of genetics?

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        Soma at least in your last years of life you feel flattered when truth is being told. I am sure when you were young you were flattered to be told that you were descendant of a union of a male lion and a human female, and that you are genetically related to Aryans and that your ancestors came to Sri Lanka with the blessing of Buddha.

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    This man is a racist man we ever known in our human history.

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      Why is he racist ? Just because he stated facts that you do not agree or fit your Mahavamsa mindset? Fine if you do not agree please debate instead of insulting and calling people by names

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      Saman

      “This man is a racist man we ever known in our human history.”

      Will it help if I gave you a definitive list of old and new racists for your information?

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    What Vigneswaran states is the truth , everything about the Sinhalese is a reflection of India’s two southern states. Tamil Nadu and Kerala or what was called ancient Tamil country in India. No other Indian state. The people , looks, food, dress, culture , dance, music. festivals, the Hindu gods worshipped. The April Tamil New year. The Sinhalese language despite being classified as Indo Aryan has strong Dravidian foundation on which a Dravidian super structure has been built. Around 40% of Sinhalese vocabulary is Tamil derived. Its grammar, lexicon, syntax and alphabet is all 100% based on Tamil and not Pali and Sanskrit . Even DNA has proven that most Sinhalese have a Tamil ancestry. Further the presence of many ancient prehistoric pre Buddhist Saivite Shrines in the island ( the five Iswarams and Kathirkamman) . also attests to this. The king who converted to Buddhism was a Tamil Naga. His father’s name was king Mutta Sivan which means the great or venerated Siva in pure Tamil.

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    Hello Wiggy,

    I know you have a sinhalese connction so I dont want to make it difficult for you. Your Sahalan Vasu has made a sommersault from his early days and has become a Tamil hater which is in their Gene .. I admire you for your commitment and dedication to the God given rights of the Tamils.
    I was hoping that Sajith might be the odd one out and change the course of history in Sri Lanka but you have put some doubt into my mind.
    First he has to win and then he has to convince the Sinhalease masses that the Tamils have a God given right to live in North & East which is a big ask. We have to rely on external help. and India is the Key

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    Native Sinhalayo have every right to say that this country belong to Sinhalayo because they shed their blood and sacrificed their lives to save this country from ‘Para’ Dravidian, Portuguese, Dutch and British invaders.
    At the time Portuguese arrived Sinhale was a Sinhala Buddhist country. There were few Demala people in Sinhale at the time Portuguese arrived. They were remnants of Dravidian invaders. Yapanaya was under Sinhala King in Kandy.
    When the Portuguese under Fellippe de Oliveria attacked Yapanaya in 1619 AD, the King Senerath of Kandy sent his troops headed by Mudaliyar Attapattu to defend Yapanaya because the North was part of the King’s Kingdom.

    Demala population in Sinhale increased because Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rulers brought coolies from Malabar to work in their plantations. 98% of present day Demala people are descendants of those coolies. After Dutch left, land in Yapanaya were grabbed by Wellala Demalu and introduced Malabari Customary Law ‘Thesawalamei’ because the Wellala people are Malabars.

    Native Sinhalayo have every right to regain what they lost due to colonial rule.

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    Appearing in ‘Ninnada’ program in ‘Rangiri’ TV Ven. Aluthgoda Saddatissa who is a resident monk in a temple in the Eastern Province told that he can give solid examples for six cases where Demalu have built Kovils on top of ancient Buddhist temples. He said tense situation was not created by people in the area but by people who came from Yapanaya. TNA politicians are trying their best to create a conflict between Demalu and Sinhala Buddhists so that they can plead to India and International Community that they cannot live with Sinhala majority and need their Eelam.

    TNA Wellala politicians who are mostly non-Hindus live in Colombo and play politics in the North are losing their grip over low-caste Demala people. They are the people who are using racism to keep their political power. Demala people can live in harmony with Sinhalayo if they can get rid of these racist Wellala elite politicians.

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      I think you guys are very very confused , don’t you guys have
      Most of the Hindu deities in your temple ?

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