26 September, 2020

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Scenes From Jaffna: How Rooted Is The Quiet?

By N. Logathayalan

Recall the Colombo Telegraph story I reported on10 Sept. 2018 of a Tamil family abused by the Police Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Kanakarayankulam named Thamintha Sinthu taking the side of a Muslim trader to whom they had leased their land. The trader had opened an eating house named Dawood Restaurant on the leased land. When the landowner Vasanthakumar refused to renew the lease upon its expiry, and asked the trader to vacate, the OIC Thamintha Sinthu arrested Vasanthakumr, ripped off Mrs. Vasanthakumar’s dress  in public space and brutally assaulted their two children who were hospitalized as a result.

VIP Status for Muslim with Bombs at the Kanakarayankulam Police Station

Nothing happened to the OIC Thamintha Sinthu despite widespread exposure by the press and complaints by MPs including an in-person complaint by Member of Parliament Charles Nirmalanathan to the Deputy Inspector General of Police  Roshan Fernando. I accompanied the MP at the time.

Today (1 May) news has been received that bombs on 30 April had been discovered  in Dawood Restaurant, and that the Muslim owner is locked up in the Police Station. But thanks to the OIC’s kindness, he is getting VIP treatment in the police station lock-up. Rather unusually, Dawood has been provided with a mat, a hot-water bottle with hot water and a pillow as seen pictured here. In contrast Tamil prisoners in the past have complained of losing their sarong and being kissed in the night by homosexual prisoners on drugs charges at Police Stations, and of being beaten by a baton at Welikada for asking for food for a sick fellow-prisoner — not to mention the hundreds who have been tortured as in the famous case in California concerning our former Defence Secretary.

The police who have always been a law unto. During the search of the Jaffna Mosque, Muslims elders who attended the inter-religious meeting (at the Roman Catholic Church’s Catechetical Institute in Jaffna) on the Easter Day Bombings, bitterly complained about 

1. Finding only tea at the mosque, the angry military was abusive of the Mosque’s Manager and Moulavi before the press as if they were criminals. As the Manager put it, they were loaded on jeeps and the press invited to photograph them. They feel humiliated.

Manager and Moulavi of the Jaffna Mosque

2. The students who stayed at the Mosque (who had fled Jaffna after locking up their rooms) having their room-door locks broken up by the army to enter and search. 

 

In another incident, in Jaffna, a person A had tipped off the army about person B which a former LTTE-er C had come to know of. An altercation arose between A and C and the army having been made aware again picked up C at Casthuriyar Road Jaffna and things were turning rough on 29 April. The location being close to my newspaper offices, I photographed this as C was loaded into an army vehicle. The angered Captain pictured here at a later time in front of the dog’s handler, confiscated my camera and erased everything on it including several of my archival records. As several other reporters gathered and began photographing, he returned my camera.

Colombo Telegraph reported some time ago of Rasanayagam Sarvananthan a rehabilitated LTTE-er arrested as suspect in the murder of two placemen at Vavunaitivu. The southern press hysterically made much alleging the LTTE’s revival. Many Tamils who knew his family life and work protested his innocence but to no avail. However, during the current raids in Batticaloa the gun of one of the policemen has been recovered and the President this day (May 1) has ordered Sarvananthan’s release.

The incident is in contrast to the close nexus the army is trying to develop with former LTTE-cardres. A photo nearby shows a meeting called by the army in Jaffna with former militants seeking their collaboration. The army seems to be tapping into their inveterate anti-Muslim sentiments developed during the war. Whether they will agree is to be seen but very doubtful given the state’s attitudes and deeply rooted prejudices against minorities.

The Army Seeks Collaboration of Former LTTE-ers

Is the Jackboot gone? It has at least eased iteself off Tamil necks temporarily at least. The army and police are indeed brutal and corrupt. But in this present crisis so far except for occasional lapses like these, in Jaffna at least harassment of the public has been little. For example, going South to Vavuniya from Jaffna, there are few checkpoints –  at Navatkuli, Poonakari or Elephant Pass depending on your route, and then at Mankulam, Omanthai, and Thandikulam. Reaching Vavuniya, until Batticaloa there  is no single check point. From other parts of Jaffna, I have heard only of check points at Puraaporukki Chanthi near Point Pedro and Mandaithivu.

Checking has been professional but is tiresome as all bags need to be opened. Otherwise Jaffna is generally peaceful. Few people are to be seen on the roads because of the threat of bombings and the cyclone Fani that mayhit us or pass us by. No wonder the government wanted the Pakistani refugees (who are here as a part of the UN’s refugee programs) to be accommodated in Chettikulam as Tamil areas are deemed safe, But as a result of vehement protests from some Tamil MPs (particularly one who said that if the Pakistanis were brought North he would not vote for the government even if ordered to do so by his leader R. Sampanthan himself), the government has relented and is looking for other places to house the poor Pakistani Refugees. 

The irony is that the North is having peace of sorts. But will it last with little commitment to rights from our government? It is like waiting to see if the calm before cyclone Fani hovering in the Bay of Bengal now will hit us or go away.

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    All these time it was only Appe Aanduwa has been using the youths from the so called list of 12,000 rehabilitated LTTEyers to Smuggle Drug, Transport contrabands, Carry out murders of Policemen by Aanduwa- like Illamcheliyan’s guard…But for the first time I hear Muslim extremist tapping the Tamil youngsters. Wherever Tamils were manning, they have established as very good workers like in British control Ceylon goverment, in Singapore-Malaysia, in LTTE…… this is an eye for who ever has the control over the Tamils. A Tamil girls named Pulasithini Mahendran was used Muslims extremist in this way. Mother had no power to stop the Muslims and she life is not ended.

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      Government through its armed forces has started to cause trouble in the north. First a rumor was spread that 20 lorries packed with explosives have slipped through into Jaffna. Then rehabilitated and released former LTTE cadres were summoned by army in Jaffna to get their co-operation to fight Muslim terrorists which I hear they have rejected to join, though some who have anger with Muslims may collaborate. Now they have got photos of Prabaharan posted inside Jaffna campus by EPDP and former LTTE cadres working with Military intelligence and with this excuse have surrounded the campus and have arrested two students. Army has also got military intelligence personnel to distribute leaflets in Killinochchi, purporting to be from LTTE. All these are to create an impression that LTTE is resurrecting and impose terror on Tamils. It is now come to light that the sword bearing group is a creation of military intelligence to terrorize Tamils. Whichever party that rules Sri Lanka, will never allow Tamils to live in peace, giving bogus excuses to deny their rights. With this Muslim terror problem, all Tamil demands for justice will be shelved for ever.

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    In another incident Bandaragama Priest has been keeping his bank dealing on a Hindu name.

    Wimal the Lemon Puff Veeraya has asked one question.

    If this has to only a one small un-Islamic secret group, what is the reason to find somany arms and swords in Mosques? His explanation is to speared a Tamil-Sinhala Program throughout the Island again and ISIS capture the power.

    That is Wimal explanation. We don’t care about it. But we like to hear from Anduwa “are those Muslim Ministers aware of so many arms are being stored in Mosques?.” If it is private houses, it could be a small group’s secret plan. In Colombo, from one mosque, new 27 Swords were displayed with just shipping covers.

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      I think this keeping swords inside the Mosque is something that Muslims have learned from Mannar bishop Jospeh Rayappu who kept LTTE Bank Loot and the Weapons behind the altar.

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        Softy,
        You probably right. Once I gave Bishop a well looking Tiger fatigues. No Mud, no blood…I swear really, really clean. He wouldn’t take take it. He said give it to Ranil or Karu, Gunasekara or even Sampanthar. Then I saw brad was wearing Dutugamunu Regime Gear. I took it off from the youth and gave it to Bishop; he was saving it behind the Altar.

        You know the Moulavi said they keep Krish, dagger, sword, knives…in Colombo Mosques to clean the Wilpattu forest.
        (Softy you really dumb man. You have not completed the homework I gave you. Please again Read News, don’t read Colombo Media)

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        “guns and ammunition were reportedly hidden in some temples during the 1971 insurrection led by Sinhalese Marxists in which some young Buddhist monks were involved.
        https://www.ucanews.com/story-archive/?post_name=/1996/03/01/police-detain-buddhist-monks-over-alleged-rebel-arms-found-at-temple&post_id=7115

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      Mallum, Please don’t poke your nose into matters that you know very little about. Why don’t you write about Black Lives Matter, the Occupy Movement, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, etc? But you can’t because you are a fan of white racism. There are many Tamils who suck up to white racism in the UK, USA and Europe.

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    Rather frightening the amount of control and surveillance the Sri Lankan state has over Ex-LTTE cadres. In the case of the Vavunatheevu incident, an ex-LTTE cadre was framed as he was involved in organising Tamil commemoration week events (as Tamil media reported). While the actual culprits with the top connections are being protected by the Sinhala state (with these jihadist groups being partly a creation of their own counter-insurgency strategy), they want to create suspicion/animosity between Tamil speaking peoples, when both Eelam Tamils and Tamil speaking Muslims should be in solidarity against militarisation and Sinhalisation being sped up in the north and east. These developments along with India exporting Hindutva (Sivasenai) to the north and east is rather worrying and makes one wonder if there is a grand plan being staged behind the scenes to divide and rule the people. The victims of the repercussions of these Easter attacks are not only Muslims but Eelam Tamils as well as the discourse is being shaped in favour of a national security state.

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      Who are Eelam Tamils? Do they have two horns coming out from their heads?
      Is it true that most of their leaders live in Karuvakaddu instead of in Eelam?

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        Sampanthan
        It is obvious that you are working in tandem with the EPDP and Jaffna police by objecting to bailing out the two student of the Jaffna University campus being bailed by the Jaffna Magistrate in keeping with the government’s strategy
        of using the rehabilitated LTTE’ to good use by pressuring and foiling the TNA in taking a clear political position on the matter.

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    All information were given to Head of Department and advertised in news papers and documented as per the responsible authority about the concerned group in advance to explore and avoid disappointments as daily news in the media as far as 2014

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    The British were rightly accused of divide and rule of ethnic communities in in Ceylon. Some powerful leaders in the independent Sri Lanka try dividing the minorities to persecute them. News are coming out that the former Defence Secretary who was involved in alleged white van operations, killing dissidents and colluding with anti-Muslims monks had also siding with anti-Tamil Muslims like Hizbulla to promote religious extremists the repercussions of which are seen in recent days.

    Divide and rule will never work but destroy the communities and back fire on the perpetrators.

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    The Police Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Kanakarayankulam, Thamintha Sinthu, will be in a self-survival mode. He will try his best to let the trader off.
    Injustice in N&E was always worse than in other provinces. It was taken for granted because it was N&E.
    This is spreading fast into other provinces.

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    I agree with the writer. That Jaffna OIC Sinthu should be fired or transferred.

    Terrorists should not be given any comforts. They should undergo Advanced Interrogation Techniques. Maybe the lull for this terrorist is until the Army takes over the arrest? That could be.

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    It is true, adversity brings together strange bedfellows.

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      Dear SP, spot on.

      Since 1970 our Nation is all about strange bedfellows……….the well established fact of life that we will haply kill each other in the name anything……usually the things we have no clue about as the adults allowed/prostituted their/our children as martyrs for all the wrong causes…..no human has ever comprehended/understood/rationalised this absurdity in the name language/religions/casts…….and all other projudices we Lankans been burdened with by our so called politicians since independence………..a blind leading the blind affair. Now the foreigners……from the training camps in Tamil Nadu (equivalent to Afghanistan Taliban camps), JVP communist revolutions to now the Muslim turn to do the final nail to our Nations coffins. Hope JVP & TNA (Language Saviours) now give some advise to the Muslim brethren (religious saviors)……Language nor Religions/Gods need savings by any infidals but ‘us’ the unfortunate Lankans (nonpartisan majority) needs to be saved from all the barbarism we have seen since 1970’s to date by our own children turned into ‘monsters/killers’ some by the ‘foreign’ scums and others by the local mafias in the form of politicians since 1970. The word visionary leadership redefined.

      Thank you for the article Mr Logathayalan..through your eyes you have captured the traumatised/confused state of mindset/affairs we have all become as a Lankan society.

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    A land of corruption, fraud, dishonesty and confusion. It is nothing new. Just see the unfolding history of SL since independence. Racism, religious extremism, violence, hatred, and looting is the national policy. The corrupt lot can easily be bought over for money. Muslims have been buying them, tamils have been buying them. They used the Muslims to destroy Tamils and now trying to use the tamils to destoy the Muslims. If they can finish off these two races then they have to only battle among themselves and stabbing each other. There is a rabid Thero in the east says that Velupillai was such a decent man and a freedom fighter. Now the Anduwa and its military are trying to use the misled Moda Dhemalu LTTE guys to battle against the Muslims. These fools were used as mercenaries to destroy each other and the story is once again on. So far Sinhalese to LTTE. That was their investigative skill. Now they are barking at Muslims. If Karuna Amman or KP gets a headache they will now blame the Muslims. Come on morons, immaterial who you are, but all are a bunch of congenital idiots. Who knows Karuna the killer may become Colonel Karuna alias Kohilawardena to lead the crusade against the Muslims in the east, at least. A land of deception and confusion. Moda LTTE ex-carders, you buggers have already done enough out of your stupidity and brain washings to destroy the Tamils at a heavy cost and your service is no more needed. But just dont become a Cooli to the Sinhala army that will use you, and then kick you on your arse.

    All these chaos in SL is due to the repeated blunders of the Sinhala anduwa and its racial and extremist policies and this is the end result. So other people need not be exploited for their own corruption, greed and failures.

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    Mr. Logathayalan, Thank you for speaking up! Hats off to you. Best Regards.

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    A typical Tamil racist write up. Talks about harassment and racism of the army. And then say they are very professionally checked which according to the author is harassment. Army men look angry, tòok photos, check their bags even to the last one. These are the complaints here. Seriously? Was this written after in desperation after the TNA fellows asked military to up their presence in jaffna

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      Ever heard of the phrase ‘unbiased opinion’? The author was not being contradictory, instead he was highlighting the good side and the bad side of the Sinhala military. When the author said the bags are professionallychecked, it was meant as a compliment. To you of course, who is used to attacking everything which is related to Tamils, neutrality is an alien concept.

      Yet you choose to describe as a ‘racist’ a Tamil journalist who did not hesitate to say the military is professional in checking. Lunatics always claim they are normal and the rest of the world is lunatic, I guess.

      And I like rising the blood pressure of lunatic racists. Scream below (I will not read your reply anyways), and check your blood pressure – it would have risen. Hopefully, by a lot :D

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    Scenes From Jaffna: How Rooted Is The Quiet?

    *** Dont rush to conclusions because there is breaking news that 20 Lorrys laden with explosives have slipped into Jaffna . No doubt sent by MR , Gotha and MS the CROOK as part of the Election Campaign. But ISIS and Wahabism exported by the Saudis are not going to be diverted as they have their eyes set on the Majority Heatland. This is now a Religious War on a massive scale Sinhala Lnka -v- Muslim World. . Cant wait for the final battle ( Nanthikadal)

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    This article is full of lies. but, no point of contradicting. LEt Tamils live in that world. Sri lankan army is doing a good job there. See vishvamadu and Now Mavai Senathiraja, an LTTE – politician wants Army in the North.

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      Dear Folks We need a radical change that is to ban all the religious/language parties and being a national security act to make disappear any scum who will utter a word of Tamil/Sinhala/Muslim/Hindu/Christian s***. No place for such discussions in a democracy. There is no identity based representation required in our country that if we do not want become another Palestine and a Lebanon. Stop the constitutional discussions and war crimes investigations and start joining the armed forces as Lankans to defend our Nation from repeated rape to come in the form Geo Politics…..now or never Folks. We have done enough harm to her already.

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    Ha..ha…VenuGopal, how dare you could say “our armed forces” while your name shows you are a para dhemalu unless of course your name is distorted. According to your preaching you will “disappear” first by this policy. Do you know the real meaning of democracy? It is not majority rule but how minority rights are preserved. You need to do some homework my friend. First you learn to think straight and things will be fine. See How former justice minister taking to task Hemasiri and IGP for loss of personal gain and not for the country. These are the guys in your democratic system and you are day dreaming. Mind you at a time like this and do you want any more proof of patriotism or democracy.

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      Dear Nathan

      I am a Sri Lankan looking for solutions to my problems period. I am not a Tamil but a Tamil speaking human being hence the ‘daring’ part as you put it comes naturally. I do not perceive problems from your angle make it easier for me to find solutions………..people like me did and will continue to do so exercising our rights to shape ‘whatever’ necessary you may know we were prevented from doing so since 1970’s at gun point. Our ‘children’ were used by our politicians to be elected in a democracy? A very new concept invented only in SL under the banner of democracy little the world know?.

      However the solutions offer by the ‘problem makers’ having systamatically compounded the ‘status quo’ the predicament/dilemma we are all having to pickup the pieces/dealing with today…….to be specific since the 1970’s.

      Sooner we change the better it is as we have no one else to blame anymore………who ever choose to sacrifice their life pointing out the dire consequences have done so one may choose not to remember………a Mataram of a different sort you may not find any more.

      I am equally happy we can exchange thoughts in English too. Any Sinhala I used to know have now deserted me due to lack of use.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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    A fine exposure, Logathayalan.

    Army, Police Intelligence is also based on whom they are dealing with,especially in the North-East.The fact remains that most Muslims were helping the Security forces in the war against the LTTE. So in all situations in the Post-War period they continued to side with Muslims as per the attitude of the OIC: Thamintha Sinthu.
    A GOOD BRIBE would have been the price for his Intelligence. This Muslim trader must have taken this Policeman for a good ride, while at the same time collecting his bombs for the ISIS war against Serendib [Arabic Sarandib].

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    Dear Nathan

    The last chance we ever had to get out of this ‘certain death to the Nation’ was the Development Council Elections in 1981….hence the Tamil and Sinhala leaders came up with the last ditch concerted efforts to save the Nation from National and International morons. It was not to be……………………….those Martyrs no more……………TNA and TN will confirm the matters to you as required and kindly consult.

    Please listen to the speech made by Hon Late Premadas at my home paying tribute to my Father Mr Thiagarajah who was gunned down by OUR CHILDREN trained to KILL in Tamil Nadu you will understand the time period 1970 to 2009/2019 and much more to come too. This is as simple as that.

    The rest is just all about fire fighting……….very well captured by the Author of this article………bedfellows after bedfellows…………….no one to blame and no one to cast the first stone too anymore. A consequence of a concept ‘blind leading the blind’ scenario and at gun point too.

    First the TNA need to be truthful so others can follow suit…………..in my Fathers school writing on the wall says ‘be honest to your self’ always.

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    Dear Venu Gopal, no doubt that LTTE was only a part of the problem and not a solution. But how did LTTE come into the scene? That is the most important question. During the same time all Tamil politicians, including your father, contributed in various ways to this mess. Though that armed struggle was inevitable being the only options left for tamils but the path it took later on is another tragedy of our history. In the hands of another dictator, surrounded by yes men, and without clear understanding many Tamils who controlled the movement, and their total lack of political and world realities led to the total failure. They believed that guns alone will bring about a solution.

    By the time your father came into the scene, many experiments, in various forms, conducted by Tamils with the Sinhala politicians, were already proved to be a hoax. They were not going to accede to any form of concessions to the Tamils and please get this straight. They were only using this solution as an eye wash and to just hoodwink the world and the tamil leaders while went on with their long term agenda of a sinhala buddhist state and have no doubt about that. Sinhalese no doubt are lovely and hospitable and easy going people but as far as Tamils political solution is concerned they are completely brainwashed by some rabid politicians and even buddhist clergy and no way they will accede. if you know the SL history since independence then you will know how things progressed. I was through out in ground zero and lived among them and no doubt things were much more enjoyable than living among Tamils but when it came to Tamil issue it is different. Many diaspora tamils talk about SL without ever experiencing their lives among the Sinhala people.

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    Dear Nathan
    I respect your right to your point of view and thank you for sharing.
    I will not silence you as is your birth right to shape matters and to seek solutions the way you see fit in a democracy. I very much hope you will not advocate killing someone because they do not agree with you etc.
    A party TULF/TNA who silenced all their opponents using our children trained in TN can not speak for me as they have no place in a democracy nor have a right to get paid SL tax payers money period. TULF/TN created the PLOTE/TELO/LTTE………and many more.
    Like your good self brought up down south and I was brought up North and am very familiar with all that took place in my home turf.
    I am very intrigued indeed regards to your thoughts on my Fathers politics. Your experience down south is noted and respect the impact it will have in how you perceive things as to what took place up North. Little you know is exactly what my Father said out to change. (you are correct in historical blunders by the rest and will not blame you for not wanting live in Jaffna)
    My Father is not a carrier politician but a social worker who believed in Economics to solve our political problems. He was exceptionally successful in what he did all his life is why people voted him in and out as required. He only get on stage to present what his manifesto for development work..(not to undermine and ridicule anyone else)..a very simple ‘walk the talk’ man looked at alternatives with the grass root support he always had amongst his fellow men for such work. The fact someone always try to kill him & succesded at the end speaks for itself…….

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    All I read from what was presented by the good Author was the ‘dimensional’ conflict we have created for ourselves. After all they are all Mother Lankan Children??? how did we get here?

    From a conflict management/conflict resolution point view is for us to take a step back and look at ‘lessons learned’ is all what I was trying to say using my Fathers life and Work (cause many other great countrymen did the same too) as a Journey we all need to go back/revisit is a good way to take the ‘bad energy’ out of the situation. We need a spark of something that will reignite patriotism in times like this??….. not devolution/constitutional assemblies and war crime tribunals because we have all committed sins we could never stand up and admit is a fact. We have built this fantasy land around ‘Sinhala Only Act’ to cover up all our failings to ‘Nation Build’.

    This exercise still requires the same united hard work from all of us as all other countries have succeeded with million more problems than we ever had is also a fact.

    Let us start a different dialogue to build bridges as none of us had done any risk analysis before for our actions as this was always silensed at gun point. But through this astronomical loss of life of all our loved ones be it armed young men from JVP to TNA or this Muslim children or the Armed Forces and the Civilians we can come to our senses……if we understand the bigger picture.

    My Father worked on this thesis after losing the 1977 election and completed in 1981 aged 65
    ‘Sri Lanka and Asian Economic Cooperation – A conceptual and Institutional Framework for Accelerated Development’

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    Dear VenuGopal,
    Sorry half my post got deleted owing to over loading and unfortunately I dont have a copy of that. I never questioned or doubted your father’s honesty, integrity or decency and his commitment to serve the people. Also like to remind that LTTE was only a last desperate attempt after all the options were over and you cant get confused with that, immaterial what they did. It is an irony that finally they mismanaged and mishandled and thought that guns and killing will give them freedom. Their failure was exclusively due to their stupidity. Incidentally I am not a colombo tamil as you think but instead I studied mostly in Jaffna and only later university and employment was in the south. My younger age too were in Sinhala areas. So i know very well the mindset and developments in Jaffna and also in Batticaloa. By the time your father came into the scene it was already too late, sadly. And at the peak of chaos it was an obvious risk yet he faced it. It is no doubt it was a crime for LTTE to have killed your father or for that matter anyone who differed from their views. So many worthy lives were lost. So your father gambled with the reality but I agree that he had clear conviction as to what he was up to. It was all a tragedy. This curse did not start with LTTT but from the time whites left our shores and with numerous anti-tamil riots from 1956, failed promises, failed agreements and many more. DS started this cheating game after all his rosy promises to tamils at the time of independence. What I say that your father tried but he never realised that Sinhalese will never acceded to any form of concessions to tamils because their only objective is to have a Sinhala Buddhist state.

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      Nathan
      I too had known Mr.Venu G’s late father in Jaffna and like you never doubted all the qualities you have mentioned of him.
      But unfortunately he decided to associate with a Tamil political party that had totally sullied itself by aligning with that the same DS you mention led.
      That was the sole reason his unfortunate end.

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    Dear Nathan and Uthungan
    It was not the LTTE who killed my Father just for the records. TULF and other TNA composition today will have answers and we will get to that on another day and the TN too will explain this to the world very soon…war crime investigations will be fully extended to cover all the crimes since 1970 in SL.
    It is anyones choice to join any party they feel they want to work with to deliver day to day needs of their constituents. He did not set out to deliver what TULF and TN wanted period. I do not go and kill them because I do not like their politics period.
    It was for the people of Jaffna to decide who they elect and not for a bunch of children trained in TN with the guidance of TULF to kill those candidates is a crime yet to be brought to the books on behalf of people of Jaffna and Sri Lanka…shall do so soon.
    Since the 1970 election victory his political opponents been on a killing mission little you know about the terror that was unleashed on Tamils by this crooks and on my Father and my Family. This has nothing whatsoever to do with National Issues.
    He was actively involved in all that took place since 1943 in our Nation. He has du diligently work his way through showing our people what it is a MP suppose to do for their constituents………always worked based on his track records made his case.
    He did not stop others from making their case on any basis they felt Tamils needed representation……….SJV was his Friend too but politically different. A very civilised democratic path until certain thug of Politician who unleashed death threats on my Family……..mislead my children…….I think (not sure) they were killed by the LTTE for their life long crime and the folly.

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    Dear Mr Venugopal, we have in fact digressed from the main theme of the deliberation. It is really not about the credentials of your late father but about the politial reality that prevailed in the north then. No one doubted his integrity and I appreciate your pain of what happened to your father. It was unfair no doubt. But the issue is in politics things are entirely different. One’s honesty and integrity alone is not going to take one forward but need the correct judgement and vision. Honest sincere feeling will not make one a successful politicians. Not only now even in the prehistoric times it was the same. Hindu mythology has plenty of such betrayals to win a war or to defeat an enemy and so on. Mahabaradha, Ramayana, Baghavat Gita all have plenty of such instances of unfairness, betrayal and evil things to achieve their aims. LTTE leader too was very honest and sincere and committed to a cause yet he miserably failed due to lack of vision and the ability to understand the reality. So your father too had a desire to serve yet the path he took may have been wrong that finally costed his life. Wrong judgement perhaps. When one sleeps with a dog he will wake up with flea. So now your postmortem as to who did and how it happened may be irrelevant and it is not the priority at the moment, unless you are on an entirely private journey. Do you live in SL or out of SL? Most former politician’ families have settled abroad and no one around to continue the services their predecessors did. I have a feeling that you are in SL and thus postulating your own views and programme. If I am correct your late father was elected on Tamil Congress and then joined SLFP with Anura and Alfred Thuraipah and as you may be aware these people were very unpopular among Tamils at that volatile period.

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    Dear Nathan

    ‘When one sleeps with a dog he will wake up with flea’……..this summarises the TULF-Tamil Nadu joint venture……a foreign involvement…..with that I end something ‘you’ started with me.

    A Doctor can not do an Engineers job.

    Precision-Clarity-Focus.

    Take care.

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    Dear venugopal, conclusion makes one to stop his or her thinking ability and also deprives him from learning more. It is a blind journey.. in life one has to be open in order to learn more and to find out the truth. Stubbornness about ones belief led to many disasters and failures. An emotional man will lose the sense of direction. For precision, clarity and focus one must have an open mind and emotion or blind faith has no place.

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    Dear Nathan

    Agree Totally. As always thank you for the kind and wise advice from my fellow countryman……..good to learn through exchange of thoughts indeed. This is always better than the fact checking on google for sure…….

    Last time I fact checked the details and the referencing (special attention to reference 6 & 8) given in wikipedia (sorry for using my Fathers details as an example once again- this was done because I can make the real comparison with regards to the truth vs fiction) hilarious. This suppose to give our next generation of their history for analysis and decision making then there is nothing to save them too? This is just a tip of an ice burg with regard to the ground realities/facts/truth that have become the first casualties just as the rest of us………if we can ‘audit’ the ‘Suthanthiran’ news paper (The FP/TULF flag ship that fed poison and advocated killings to the my Children) since inception we can build the rest of the case for why we ended up where we are today as captured by the Author very well by a very simple yet effective example……thank you Author.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Thiagarajah

    take care

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