16 December, 2017

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Sinha – Le, Lion’s Blood?

By Shohorab Ahamed

Shohorab Ahamed

Shohorab Ahamed

The interviewer asked on TV from Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner, about the man who shot her. He replied “It wasn’t a man, it was an ideology”. I write this with a tingling sensation that warns me of a growing, instigated and extremely ignorant akin ideology in my mother country, Sri Lanka.

I am sure as a reader you would have definitely seen this new “Sinha-Le” image going viral not only through digital media like Facebook but also in print. Taxis are branding themselves with a sticker and even some boutiques have joined the band wagon. The image has the lion taken from the national flag accompanied with the word “Sinha (Lion)” written in yellow and the last letter “Le” in red. “Le” means blood in Sinhalese and the picture tries to portray the word Sinhale as a conjunction of the two words “Lion” and “Blood” very obviously trying to tell all of us that he belongs to the Sinhala race, born of Lions Blood. Who is funding this? Who is printing this image? Who’s idea was this?

Sinha leThose are questions that would come to your mind but the more potent question should be, “Is that what Sinhale Means”? I am a Muslim, my mother tongue is Sinhalese, my mother country is Sinhale (Sri Lanka is a new name) and I say to the intellectual who designed this ideology, you have got the whole thing wrong, so please don’t lead astray the future generations of this glorious and probably the most tolerant, genuine nation in the world.

The old story goes that Prince Vijaya landed in Thambapanni and met Kuweni who he betrothed. According to chronicles Vijayas father was Sinhabahu (Sinha=Lion, Bahu=Hands) who’s hands were like that of a lion. He inherited genes of his father who was a lion from whom he escaped from with his mother and sister. It is widely believed, taught in schools and spoken over food and drinks that King Vijaya was the first king of Sri Lanka. This idea that Sinhale means Lions Blood probably originated with this story where all of us think that we are descendants of King Vijaya.

Keeping aside that any human being with common sense will not believe a story so mythical, do you actually believe that Vijaya was the first king of Sri Lanka and all Sinhalese people are descendants of an Indian prince? This notion has been very openly negated by intellects in our country and yes, we had kings before that and our people were proud citizens of this country. Therefore, the origin of the name Sinhale is obviously not Lions blood, rather it has a much argued but very different evolution.

Sri Lanka is not our country’s name, neither is Ceylon or Ceilo. Our country’s name is Sinhale (Pronounced Sinhalay), and those who are born in this country are Sinhalese and we speak Sinhala. Of course now since the country is called Sri Lanka we have grown ignorant of our country’s heritage and what we really are.

It is only a commonly known fact that Sri Lanka had four tribes before the advent of King Vijaya called “Yaksha, Naga, Raksha and Deva”. Four in Sinhala is also “Siw” as you would probably know. Siw-pa is four legged. Siw-Hela is four tribes. This word Siw-Hela evolved into Sinhala, and Sinhale is our country, our mother nation. Everyone born in this country is a Sinhalese. You are Indian if you were born in India, American if you were born in America. Sri Lankan is a new phrase, Ceylonese is also a new phrase. We are Sinhalese.

Sinhale, our country has a great history unparalleled by most if not all countries on earth. The skeptics will have various views that could show our kings murdering their own siblings and sometimes even their fathers for power though alternative views emerge with new archaeological and historical studies. But I believe a good example would be the story of Puran Appu, the hailed hero who together with Gongalegoda banda, the widely accepted anointed king and Dingirala led the rebellion against the British occupation in 1848. It is though amusing to find us surprised to hear his real name, Veerahennedige Franciscu Fernando. He was from the Karave cast whose ancestry has several theories. Puranciscu or Puran Appu as the Sinhalese people called him had the support of the Sangha and is widely known to have been anointed by Ven. Kudapola thero. Adding to that, Gongalegoda Banda who was anointed as king of Sri Lanka according to established history of Sri Lanka was Wansapurna Dewage David crowned by the most Ven. Giranegama Thera. Yes, the Sinhalese Sangha were probably the most open minded religious leaders we could come across.

Putting some thought into the lately given names to our country like Sri Lanka and Ceylon, it is funny that no Muslim will accept wholeheartedly that he is a Sinhalese Muslim. That could even sound quite odd if you do not know that “this is the name of my great country”.

Thus, going back to the widely emerging Sinha Le (Pronounced “Lay”) ideology is false but is spreading. We are Sri Lankans, we are patriots, lets end this now with education and knowledge. There is a fine line between patriotism and nationalism. All of us who believe we are from different races, so be it. All of us from various religions, lets embrace them because Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism or Islam are not different races or nations blood is always red. Dear reader, please understand that we have one flag, we do not need different colours to represent us because those colours are all man made. Lets educate at least the one standing next to us. We are all Sinhalese.

Others will speak maliciously; we shall abstain from malicious speech here — thus effacement can be done. – Sullekha Sutta

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    He He He joke of this year….
    Lion-Blood Ha Ha Ha can’t stop laughing..

    Karuna is walking in day light on Colombo can a Sinhala guy has gut to slap him ????

    Karuna responsible for the death of 700 Policemen they say ….can one son or daughter is ready to Slap him in public ?

    Can a Buddhist Ayotullah has gut to do this ?

    These so called Lion-Blood coward will wet their pants when Karuna look at them….but still dance and say they have won LTTE…..a borrowed..fake –artificial victory …being celebrated without shame..

    LTTE was silenced with the help of 34 countries and specially by Chemical weapons supplied by poverty India

    Finally mother tongue of Muslims here (except Borah,,Memons ) is Tamil but this writer claim that his mother tongue is Sinhala …Muslims speak Tamil at home in this cursed land.

    Anyhow a good joke to laugh on 1st Janaury 2016.

    Cheers

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      “The interviewer asked on TV from Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner, about the man who shot her. He replied “It wasn’t a man, it was an ideology”. I write this with a tingling sensation that warns me of a growing, instigated and extremely ignorant akin ideology in my mother country, Sri Lanka.”

      “It wasn’t a man, it was an ideology” ISIS Ideology, Wahhabi Ideology, Sinhala-“Buddhist” Ideology.

      The difference is in the degree only of their violence.

      Who Is REALLY Behind ISIS? Who Is REALLY Behind Sinha-Le?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LSIwvE0Nvo

      What did Islam Teach? What did Buddha Teach? Who stands to gain? How do they recruits?

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        There are NO lions in Sri Lanka. How come the Sinhalese have Lion blood?

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          Confused

          “There are NO lions in Sri Lanka. How come the Sinhalese have Lion blood?”

          Yes. No lions.

          It is all in the mythology. But there are Buffaloes, Cattle and Donkeys.

          So, it must be Buffalo Blood, Cattle Blood or Donkey Blood. So, in Sinhala, it is Mee-Harak-Le, Harak-Le or Buru-Le.

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      Yes other than a very small microscopic minority the mother tongue of the Muslims in Sri Lanka is Tamil. They speak Tamil at home, even if they study in the Sinhalese medium. He wants the Sinhalese to acknowledged their real history but does not want to acknowledge the real history and true Tamil Dravidian origins of the island’s Muslims. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. This man talks about Sinhale and Sinhalese and wants to call everyone in the island as Sinhalese. Little does he realise that in ancient times the island’s Tamil and semi Tamil Elu speaking population were called Chingkalavar ( people from the land of red/copper soil) or Eelavar/Eezhavas again meaning people from the land or toddy or gold( because of the reddish soil that covered most of the island). Even now in Kerala the largest community are the Eezhavas making up around 28% of present day Kerala’s population their traditional occupation was toddy tapping and they have supposed to have migrated from the island during prehistoric times. Hence still maintain their ancient name. The Tamil work for Toddy is Era ( Eelam >Era) in Sinhalese the E has been dropped in it has now become Ra. The Tamil world for a sheaf of metal is still Eeyam or Iyam and in Sinhalese they still use the word Ilama or Eellama for a vein of Metal.
      When the Sinhalese language started to evolve from Tamil by the mixing of Pali and Sanskrit. The word ancient Tamil word Chingkalam or Sinhala in Pali started to be associated with this new language and identity that was forming, instead of the entire island and its people as it originally was. The other Tamil word Eelam/Eezham or Hela in Pali that was also associated with the island its people and its semi Tamil dialect Elu began to get associated and used to describe the island’s indigenous population that remained Hindu and Tamil, their land was called Tamil Eelam/Eezham and they were called Eelath Thamilar.
      Therefor now calling the entire island’s population Sinhalese or Chinkalavar like in prehistoric times does not work. It may have worked in ancient times as the entire island had one identity language and religion. It was Tamil or the semi Tami Elu and the religion was Saivaiam. Now the ancient Tamil word Chingkalam or Sinhale in Pali is not used or identify the entire island’s population but the population in the south of the island that converted to Buddhism and evolved to speak a new language in this region from their original Tamil semi Tamil dialects by mixing it heavily with the Pali and Sanskrit that is associated with Buddhism. Just like modern Macedonia is now associated with Slavic Macedonia and not with the ancient Hellenic Macedonia of Alexander or Phillip. Modern Egypt is associated with Arabic and Islam not with the ancient Egypt of the Pharos or the Copts. Ancient Chingkalam and modern Sinhala or two different things and denotes two diiferent meanings. The original was Tamil and denoted the entire island’s Saivite Hindu Tamil or semi Tamil Elu speaking population. The modern Pali version of this identity , may have evolved from the original Tamil identity for the island but its meaning and denotation is different in only encompasses and identifies the southern then purely Buddhist Sinhalese speaking population that evolved from the original Tamil Hindu population in the South of the islands. It excluded the islands Tamil speakers and Hindus whom it originally encompassed. Therefor now cannot be used to identify the entire island or its people. If it is going to be used only the original Tamil version Chingkalam can be used, as this was used to identity the entire island not just the Sinhalese speakers.
      India and Indian means all Indians irrespective or language religion or ethnicity. It is not identified with specific ethnic group region or religion . Modern day Sinhale does the opposite. It is now strongly identified with a certain ethnic group religion and in the minds of many Tamil speakers with racism genocide and war crimes and horrors that was perpetuated on them in this name. This author is talking nonsense Typical Muslim Backstabber who does not want to identify his actual language or origin but is bootlicking the Sinhalese to bring this racist identity and foist on all the island’s population including the Tamils and the Tamil Muslims who vehemently fought against it

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        The sinhala buddhists didnt evolve from the southern tamil speaking indians but from the northern states of gujarat and bengal in the main. Dna testing has this confirmed.

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          DNA testing has confirmed that not only the Sinhalese but the entire island’s population including the Veddas are very closely related to the people of South India and not to the populations of Gujarat or Bengal. So stop mouthing your Lanka web based nonsense. It is well known historical fact that around 50% or more of the so called present day Sinhalese are purely descended from largely low caste immigrants mainly from the then Tamil parts of South India. The rest largely descended indigenous Tamils and medieval Indian Tamil immigrants and invaders. A small amount of North Indian and Arab immigration does not make the Sinhalese North Indian and the Sri Lankan Muslims Arab. The Sinhalese do not look like the Gujarathi or the Bengali nor they follow any of their culture or customs. They look exactly like the Tamils and follow Tamil culture customs. They celebrate festivals that Tamil celebrate and their food dances and dress all originated from what is modern day Kerala and Southern Tamil Nadu.

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            PAUL: ON DNA TESTS ON THE SINHALESE

            Not really. Would you care to quote some of these tests that you are pulling out of your anal sphincter?

            The actual testing has confirmed nothing of the sort. Here are two studies for your information that are peer reviewed (there are more if you care to look for them). And next time, please realise that things aren’t the case just because “you said so”. I hope your fawning sycophants such as Nayakka Pandaram etc. also realise this.

            1) On the bloodlines of the Veddah people:

            Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013 http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html “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.”

            Details on the sample: http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/fig_tab/jhg2013112f1.html#figure-title

            “It is quite clear from Supplementary Figure S1 that the Vedda population was genetically separated from other Sri Lankan ethnic populations, with genetic distance being less between them. Indian Tamils established the closest genetic relationship with their Sri Lankan ethnic counterparts. Up-country Sinhalese formed close genetic affiliations with Sri Lankan Tamils and Low-country Sinhalese.

            “Figure 2 illustrates more insights into the genetic relationships among the studied populations, with the description of genetic variation among subgroups within each ethnic population. From this unrooted neighbor-joining tree, it was confirmed that there was a greater genetic distance between the Vedda people and the rest of the populations. Two Vedda subgroups (VA-Dam and VA-Hen) were intermingled with the Sinhalese, both Up-country and Low-country, but not with any of Tamils. “

            The only close connection to South India here was among the Indian tamils, with a known history of migration from south india.

            2) On the question of the “Sinhalese Le” being from Northern India. I am linking to wikipedia here, but you can access the peer-reviewed journals referenced therein if you so wish.

            An Alu polymorphism analysis of Sinhalese from Colombo by Dr Sarabjit Mastanain in 2007 using Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati (Patel), and Punjabi as parental populations found different proportions of genetic contribution.

            A genetic distance analysis by Dr Robet Kirk also concluded that the modern Sinhalese are most closely related to the Bengalis.[3]

            This is further substantiated by a VNTR study, which found 82% of Sinhalese genes to originate from Bengali admixture.

            I’m afraid I got it wrong. The Bengali component was not 70% but in fact 82%. Here is an infographic for easy absorption into your thick skull.

            https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/Genetic_admixture_of_Sinhalese_by_Papiha.PNG

            Hope that helps open up your eyes.

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              Which DNA testing the gerrymandered one that was done in Colombo during the reign of the Rajapakse regime, just to confirm the Sinhalese are Aryans from North India. Who was selected for this test? Around 50% or more of the present day Sinhalese are purely descended from indentured slave South Indian labour that was imported from the Malabar and Coramadel coasts of South India by the Portuguese and the Dutch. That is 50%. The rest of the Sinhalese are descended largely indigenous Tamils and other tribes who converted to Buddhism all other South Indian immigrants/invaders who came to the island in their thousands from ancient/medieval to fairly recent times. A few immigrants from North India would not have made any dent in the DNA of the modern day Sinhalese that is basically Tamil and Dravidian. Whom are you trying to fool with this gerrymandered research of Sinhalese done in Colombo under the patronage of the racist war criminal Rajapakse government. Oh by the way the people of Bengal are not Aryans. They classified as Dravidians or Dravida/Mongol

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                Cool story bro :D
                All poor We Thamizh can do is shout “omg fake! Omg Sinhalam conspiracy!” when faced with overwhelming scientific and historical evidence that blows the Tamilnut narrative away :D
                The Dutch National Archive, Nature, peer reviewed journal articles etc are all part of a Sinhalam long con to deprive We Thamizh of our mythical homeland :D

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                  Cool story bro :LOL

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                  Siva Sankaran Sarma aka Blacker David…you keep turning up like a bad penny, every time a post about racism comes up. Why don’t you write using your real name Blacker? :O

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        Paul

        I always admire all your well thought out educative replies for CT contributors, who at times looks idiots through writing rubbishes as this one an actual “THOPPY” who desperately wanted to wear the most fitting one to grab the resources available.
        This is just another good one to be educative.
        As usual I have saved this reply as well where it deserved for future references.

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          Then I guess you must be feeling like a damn fool once you read above at how I have proven Paul wrong through science, exposing him for yet another one of those CT contributors who likes to pull facts out of his anal orifice and present them in a pseudo-intellectual manner.

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          Just stick to copying and pasting as usual, [insert today’s fake identity here] :D This is what happens when you try to type up something yourself :D

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        Paul

        I always admire all your well thought out educative replies for CT contributors, who at times looks idiots through writing rubbishes as this one an actual “THOPPY” who desperately wanted to wear the most fitting one to grab the resources available.
        This is just another good one to be educative.
        As usual I have saved this reply as well where it deserved for future references.
        https://www.facebook.com/apearata/photos/a.358256810948793.84146.358202204287587/891302197644249/?type=3

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      Shohorab Ahamed,

      You have crazy ideas but you try to use some piece-wise reasoning with it to make it acceptable to the non-Sinhalese.

      You, without any rational thinking are propagating Sinhala supremacy idea over the island.

      Back off from your non-sense: Let all peoples of the island have their aspirations – not just the bloated aspirations of the immigrant Sinhala race in this island miserably under-developed in the modern world.

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      Dear Shohorab Ahamed,

      What I have written below is one of the three comments that I tried to post more than six hours ago, about 3.00 a.m. Then I realised that I had lost Internet connectivity, so I saved all of them, and now I will post all the comments without changing them.

      I was wrong; you’ve had excellent response, and many approvals – but almost exclusively from Sinhalese, not from Tamils, Moors or Malays. I haven’t studied any of that properly; I may comment later. Good for you! The original comments (including all my mistakes), appear below:

      I’m sure your intentions are good, but this sounds rather mixed up.

      I think that I, and the rest of my baby-boomer generation, grew up calling our country “Lankawa”. I’m not very sure that the Tamil community will like the idea of every citizen of this island-nation having to call “themselves” Sinhalese. (What a horrible language English is, in certain senses: I revolt against this “he/she” dichotomy!).

      One positive, that I see in your writing, Shohorab Ahamed, is that you accept “wholeheartedly that (you are) a Sinhalese Muslim” – where Sinhalese means “Sri Lankan”.

      Even my comment is skimpy, and liable to being misunderstood, but Shohorab, when the insults begin to get thrown at you, remember that I have said (without seeing any other comments yet), that it’s great that young guy like you has come forward with your positive attitude and message. I’ve spent so much time on defending a decent (very old Muslim) man, that I just won’t come back to commenting on your article.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/understanding-fundamentalism/

      I’m afraid that you’re in for a lot of flack!

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      Shohorab Ahamed –

      “It is only a commonly known fact that Sri Lanka had four tribes before the advent of King Vijaya called “Yaksha, Naga, Raksha and Deva”. Four in Sinhala is also “Siw” as you would probably know. Siw-pa is four legged. Siw-Hela is four tribes. This word Siw-Hela evolved into Sinhala, and Sinhale is our country, our mother nation.”

      The above what you have written is absolutely hilarious. LOL!

      Before coming to the Argument about the myth – four known tribes (Yaksha, Naga, Deva and Raksha) that existed before the invasion of Vijaya also known as ‘Siw-Hela’, let me say a few words about the terms used in Mahavamsa and from where they were derived. The scholarly monks of the Mahavihara in Anuradapura who wrote the Pali chronicles must have been very fluent in Sanskrit and very thorough/well versed with the Indian Sanskrit texts (Epics, Puranas and the Jatakas) and must have adopted all these stories (including the names) from them.

      Most of the mythical/supernatural stories and legends in the Mahavamsa were derived either from the Jataka Tales or from the Indian Epics and Puranas written in Sanskrit. For example, stories with names/terms such as Pandu, Vasudeva , Simhala, Sinhala, Lanka, Yaksha, Naga, Deva, Raksaha, etc are found/mentioned for the very first time only in the Indian epics/mythology Mahabaratha, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, etc. and the historians are not sure if they were true. Very much later, the Mahavamsa has also adopted it (from Indian epics) but with a different twist by including a new (Lion) story. The beginning chapters of the Mahavamsa stories which includes the names Sinhala, Lanka, and the four Deva, Naga, Yaksha, Rakshasa, tribes has NO archeological/epigraphic evidence in Sri Lanka and the present day historians do not accept any of them as true. The island was named ‘Lanka’ (influenced by Ramayana), the people were named ‘Sinhala’ (influenced by Mahabaratha), and the four tribes Deva, Naga, Yaksha, Rakshasa is nothing but a copy and paste from the Mahabaratha. Mahanama Thero who authored the Mahavamsa seems to be an expert on copy & paste. Historically it is from the Mahavamsa depiction the Sinhala race was originated.

      There is a group of Sinhala-Buddhists by the name Hela Havula (Sinhalese literary organization founded by Munidasa Cumaratunga) and some jokers such as Arisen Ahubudu who has created a new theory (Siw + Hela = Sinhala) linking Ravana to the Sinhalas and totally contradicting the Mahavamsa to say that the Sinhalas are the original natives of Sri Lanka from the four tribes (four Hela) known as Siw-hela (Deva, Naga, Yaksha, & Rakshasa) and not immigrants from India as mentioned in the Mahavamsa. Their theory is purely based on the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabaratha. Some of them even want to add the Mahayana Buddhist text Lankavatara Sutta which is based on Ramayana to Sinhala-Buddhism. It should be noted that Ramayana is also a mythology that talks of the story of Rama and Ravana that happened very much before the Buddha. Mahabaratha is even older than Ramayana.

      How did “Siw-hela” (four Hela tribes) become “Sinhala”? First of all, there is no any historical evidence to prove that the term ‘hela’ was used to denote any race or country. On the other hand the term ‘Siw-hela’ cannot be seen in any of the ancient inscriptions in Sri Lanka or in any of the ancient literary works. I would like to ask any member of the Hela Havula, from where did you get this concept of Siw(four) hela? Can you present any piece of evidence to show that the concept of Siw-hela was used anywhere in our literature or any of the ancient inscriptions? Even if you take the Sinhala Language, there is no any rule in Sinhala grammar to derive Siw+hela to sinhala. If it is so, Kaw+pela should become Kanpela, Paw+hela should become panhala or pansala. Your derivation from Siw+hela to Sinhala is just another non-creative creation.

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    I think, I am though a sinhalaya, would like Muslims and tamils or other folks to start with the kind of sticker displays – if at all to learn these fundementalists a lession: This country belongs to all srilankens. Not only sinahalya. Shame to be sinhalaya actually looking at the kind of low level activities even after a long ran war.
    We the nation, as did it with chasing away Rajapakshes, have to stand up against NFF or other nationalistic groups that have been making their every efforts to go against any good acts of the current regime.
    Having listend to Buruwanse interview made to BBC yesreday, I felt, he should be more or less like pissu ballah – rabid dogs being unable to see the way the current rulers cut off all kind of extravaganzas – that MR office introduced to this country. SO Buruwanse to carry on his kind of low level activities can only cut his neck – wait and see how he would end up soon. Jay niyathai

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      Leelagemalli

      “I think, I am though a sinhalaya, would like Muslims and tamils or other folks to start with the kind of sticker displays – if at all to learn these fundementalists a lession: This country belongs to all srilankens. Not only sinahalya.”

      Actually, this country, called the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, belongs to the Native Veddah Aethho, People.

      The Para-deshis, Paras, Foreigners came illegally by Illegal Boats, HoRa Oru, Kalla-Toni. Therefore, the Paras should be correctly referred to as
      Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims, Para-Portuguese (Parangios), Para-Dutch,Par-English (Para-Suddho), Para-Malay (Para-Ja), Para-Chinese( Para-Cheena) etc.

      The Genetic Data support the Para-Classification above for Para-Sinhala and the other Paras.

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

      Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

      http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

      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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    Well Said, Shohorab Ahamed!

    The real problem is the Sinhale’ Propensity for ‘Cutting Down The Tall Poppies’!

    Anyone doing better than themselves is brought down by ‘Hate Mail’ Gossip and ‘Hate Speech’, Whether it is the Truth or not.

    It is a case of ‘Okkoma Rajavaru’, at least in their own Minds! No one can be allowed to be more prosperous than themselves, and the Politicians make the best use of this Characteristic for their own Ends!

    By the way, I am a Sinhale Buddhist who follows the Teachings of the Gautama Buddha, ‘Ýatha Bhutam, Gnana Dassana’ – ‘Seeing things as they really Are’!

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    All good stuff and well known. However, there is little point in writing these only on English speaking websites, as the majority of the damage is being done on social media at the sinhala speaking level. Here, we see the youth (mostly under the age of 25 who have little memory of the worst parts of the conflict ended in 2009).

    Please take a moment to see the abject racism and dangerous ideas being propagated by youth (including some in saffron robes) on the following pages (there are many more) all based on the premise that somehow the sinhalese and buddhism are under threat. No doubt spurred on by the BBS.

    https://www.facebook.com/sinhaputhun.j/ (has the highest number of idiots)

    https://www.facebook.com/SinhalaRavaya/?fref=ts

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/117413961964599/?fref=ts

    If you are as disturbed as I am, then please take the next step of reporting these to facebook (click the … at the top of the page and then go through the options for hate speech, followed by report to facebook). I have tried this a few times and got back the response that it “doesn’t violate community standards”) – yeah right, like some guy who reads only chinese is qualified to comment such on a page written in sinhalese. However, mass scale reporting can and does take these pages offline.

    Alternatively, a few fake facebook accounts to target some of the worst offenders directly (via PM) and educate them can work for those who have the time – I myself do not.

    The sooner the government wakes up to this, the faster they can avert another racial crisis.

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    Shohorab Ahamed, Well Said!

    I am a Sinhalese and a Buddhist, though not a ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ and follow the True Dhamma of the Buddha.

    ‘Sinhala Buddhists’ seem to follow Mara, the Antithesis of the Buddha, creating ‘Suffering – Dukkha’ for themselves and others, by their ‘Hate Speech’, ‘Hate Mail’ and ‘Hate Actions’!

    The Buddha taught that all Human Beings are the same; Not divided by Racial, Religious or Caste Biases. With this Wisdom One can emerge from unnecessary Suffering:-

    The Buddha’s Words, ‘Yatha-bhuta-nana-dassana’, the Wisdom that arises from Observing and Understanding Things as they Really Are; not in accordance with the petty Biases of people who want to Cut down others to their own level. In other Words ‘Cutting Down The Tall Poppies’ due to Envy and Jealousy!

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    Dear mr..Ahmad, Whose fault it is in the first place to ignite these unnecessary racial tension,? I guess it would be a great idea if u could write an article on that, I hope ur not practicing al taqiya by pretending to be an ultra nationalist at the same tym being so skeptical about the new wave, we know the ultimate goal is for Muslims in srilanka is to make this a darul Islam country in other words majority muslim country, where as in muslim majority countries minorities can not practise their religion, eg: Saudi Arabia,they will be arrested under blaspheme law where as Muslims want more mosques n sharia court.. This is wat u called hypocrisy..

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      Karthik,
      Shohorab Ahamed, if you read His article, does not classify Himself as a Muslim. In fact he takes great to identify as a (Sinhale) Sri Lankan.

      Karthik you seem to be one of the Bigoted Sri Lankans who sees a Bogeyman behind every Bush, or a Muslim behind every Terrorist.

      Try to think like Shohorab, and make Sri Lanka a Pleasant place for everyone to Live in!

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    I have to repeat the questions that came to my mind stated in one of my earlier comments viz. “Did I have a choice to what family (Sinhala, Tamil,Moor, Burgher etc) to be born?; What my language of origin should be?. what my colour should be? ; In what country I should be born? Who my parents must be? etc. etc. So as per my own assessment, all these people who are claiming “LEY” (Blood) of whatever “origin” are BIGOTS who terribly suffer from a “COMPLEX” and are suffering from a identifiable “Inferiority Complex”. For the last few days I have seen these “Decals” (Sinha LE) prominently displayed in Trishows and other vehicles. Why have these sort of things arisen? Both sides viz Tamils, Moors are also to be blamed. Look at what the Chief Minister of North did? He started another “Cult” like affair.So what do you think others would do? Listen what he is talking on a daily basis. Look at the recent Intelligence Reports that said about Muslims from nine families have joined the ISIS together with other Intelligence Reports cautioning the Sri Lanka Government of Sri Lankans joining the ISIS. Now the BBS has taken up the issue and demanding the Government to make those reports public. You know very well what the motives behind that demand is. With this situation, where are we going to end up and do we have any HOPE of ushering in a bright future to this country? Of course we have and we are not without hope. The large majority of people are not of this type of mentality and attitude. That is where the MODERATES have to take the lead without confining to a long silence and “Let anything happen” situation. Hope the PEOPLE will understand the dangers and work even “Silently” to avoid a major disaster. That is my wish fora the New Year.

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    Unfortunately, the current rulers are not doing enough to clean up the place with concrete actions. When the government is inactive, the fringe groups would quickly grow, and the ‘interested parties’ (not necessarily political parties) would foster them.

    We are going to miss the bus, I reckon. Most probably, the extremists will take over in two years!!!

    The ‘thug’ of BBS is still roaming around. Nobody seems to go after him for his antics in 2013-14. Rajapakse Family is allowed to operate despite clear evidences of their wrong-doing. God… would the government do something at least in 2016?

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    Sinhale is not a pedigree – i.e. blood line from Vijaya. It represents language, culture and values unique the island.

    Modern Australia was formed when Europeans conquered the island continent. They pretty much destroyed the indigenous culture. None of what exists today represents what used to exist prior to European arrival.

    Vijaya arrived on the island too. From all accounts it appears to be an internationally significant event. The event was recorded in Ajanta, India.

    Refer here.
    http://tinyurl.com/vijaya-arrival

    Ptolemy identifies the island as “Taprobane”. Taprobane or Thambapanni is the name the island was known internationally. Thambapanni is Vijaya’s reference to the island. The size of the island perhaps gives some indication how significant Thambapanni was in international affairs.

    Refer here.
    http://tinyurl.com/thambapanni

    Vijaya did not destroy the indigenous islanders unlike the Europeans who landed in Australia. He literally married into the local tribe. Sinhale is the convergence of both and creation of a new culture.

    Given it does not represent a bloodline anyone can join the club. Although you need to know and be able to speak Sinhala to be a Sinhala. Since you speak Sinhala you are technically from Sinhale too.

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      There was no Prince Vijaya arriving with 500 men from some part of North East India and marrying into local women and Tamil Pandian women. This was a lie and myth concocted by the authors of the Mahavamse, to create a different origin and Identity to island’s indigenous semi Tamil Elu and Tamil speaking people and other tribes that converted to Buddhism and gradually evolved in to the original Sinhalese in the island. There is no history in any part of India of a prince being banished and forced to set sail with this evil companions. There may have been Prakrit speaking traders arriving from India, Just like a few Arab traders arriving to the island over many centuries to trade. However there is no record or history of large scale migration of people from North India or for that matter from the deserts of Arabia. A few stray migration from the northern parts of India or the deserts of Arabia do not make the Sinhalese descendants of North Indians or the Sri Lankan Muslims Moors or Arabs( Moors are from Morocco and not from Arabia, the Muslims in Sri Lanka definitely aren’t Moorish). Both people are descended from Tamil Dravidian stock both indigenous and Indian. Now claiming all sorts of descent other that their real Tamil origin. Lastly the idiots who wrote Mahavmase did not realise that most north Indians are not Aryans but Aryanised Dravidians. The people from Bihar/Bengal/Orissa the places from where they claim the ancestors of the Sinhalese came from are definitely not. Any idiot can see that. They are Dravidians Dravidian Mongols Dravidian/Australoid or just plain Australoid. There is hardly any Aryan blood in these regions. They may now predominantly speak some form of Indo Aryan languages but definitely they have very little Aryan blood in them.
      The is no word describing the island in the Sinhalese language not even the word Sinhala or Sinhalese. it is Austronesian ( Lanka) or from Tamil( Ceylon from the word Eelam meaning the land of toddy or metal/gold.copper, Serendib from the word Cheeranthiuvu meaning the island of the ancient Tamil Cheras modern day Kerala, Taprobane from the Tamil Thamaraparani, a river that still flows in Southern Tamil Nadu and empties at the Gulf of Mannar. The ancient Greeks who traded a lot with the Tamils around this area called this area and the island Taprobane derived from the name of the river Thamarparni. Tham in another word in old Tamil meaning red copper coloured. This word is still used in modern Tamil Thamrai the red lotus. Thampoolam, Thampallam. This ancient Tamil word used in modern Sinhalese too. Thambilli ( Tham means red ,palle or pilli from the Tamil word Pillai which means the child) Thamapanni and Hela or the Pali/Prakirt versions of the original Tamil names Eelam and Thamaraparani.
      Even the word Sinhalese has nothing to do with a lion or Prince Vijaya. It is the another ancient Tamil word for the island. Chingkallam. Which means the land of copper or red soil.
      Si / Chi, Che, Chea, Chey, Cheyya: Adjective forms and root word, meaning red, red-coloured etc. (Tamil and Dravidian languages, Dravidian Etymological Dictionary 1931); A’lam: (noun, A’la adjective) Tract of land, coastal land (Tamil, other Dravidian languages, Dravidian Etymological Dictionary 299); A’lakkar: Coastal tract of land (A’la+ekkar; A’la: coastal; Ekkar: dunes; Tamil, Dravidian Etymological Dictionary 299, 770); A’lavan, A’laththi: Masculine and feminine terms for a person hailing from A’lam (maritime tract), DED 299; Kera’la: Adjective of Keara’lam, found in Asoka’s inscription dated to 3rd century BCE, for the Cheara country or today’s Keara’laa. Cheara /Chaaral+a’lam, meaning ‘the hilly tract’, synonym of Malai-a’lam > Malayaa’lam.
      Today, almost everybody seems to have taken it for granted that the word Sinhala stands for a particular ethnicity in the island and for the language they speak.
      An irrational mythology fabricated at a later time when the original etymology was lost, that Sinhala means descendants of a lion (Siṅha) and thus means the ‘lion race’ has pervaded the minds and hearts of the people for centuries.
      Most of the ethno-national identities of South Asia have in fact originated primarily from geographical identities. Such identities later stood for who ever inhabited those lands and eventually stood for the languages evolved in those lands. (Identities of classical languages don’t come under this pattern)
      For examples note terms like Paagnchaala /Panjab (land in between five rivers), Karu-naadu / Karnāṭakā / Kannada (country of black tract of land); Malayaa’lam / Malai-a’lam (hilly tract of land) etc.
      The Sinhala identity is not an exception and there is no unambiguous evidence that the word either stood for ethnicity or language in the early usages of the wordIn this context, also note that another early name of the island Eezham has a meaning ‘gold’ in old Tamil, and the name too could have originated from the colour of the earth.
      Large tracts of the island of Sri Lanka are in fact reddish or brownish in colour. Chingkalam Eelam, Thamaraparani all from Tamil denotes the reddish or brown tracts of land in the island
      Even now the indigenous Tamils use the work Chingkalam never Sinhala. 40 % of modern Sinhalese’s vocabulary is from Tamil. Its grammar syntax lexicon and alphabet is purely from Tamil. Basically Sinhalese is Tamil that has been highly corrupted with Pali and Sanskrit due to the influence of Buddhism. Basically Sinhalese has an Indo Aryan superstructure firmly built on a strong Dravidian/Tamil foundation. Lastly the DNA of both the Sinhalese and modern day so called Sri Lankan Moors strongly related to the Dravidian people of South India and no one else. It there is a variation it is negligible. You can lie and create myths but DNA will never lie and will tell your true origin

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        It is amazing the lengths (literally) that people will type to add some apparent legitimacy to their claim.

        Paul

        1)you have no evidence for anything you have claimed
        2) Dna testing of the Sinhalese from all over the island clearly indicates that over 70 of blood is directly linked to that found in the northern states of bengal/gujarat etc with less than 10% being related to the south of india. You can find the links to such research in peer reviewed journals in other comments on this thread. Google will also direct you to the same.So much for your claim that they are related to south india and nobody else.

        Get a life.

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          Oh really which DNA testing? Even your Mahavamsa fable states that the mythical North Indian Prince Vijaya and his 500 hundred companions took Tamil women from the Pandian Country and the their descendants are the modern day Sinhalese. SO even as per your Mahavamse fable from the word go the original Sinhalese were 50% Tamil. These people were only a very small fraction of the island’s population what about all the hundreds of thousands of native population who already living there speaking a semi Tamil dialect called Elu or proper Tamil, who also got assimilated into the Sinhalese identity with the arrival of Buddhism. They never arrived from any part of North India. Then even your Mahvamsa and other historical evidence states of large scale immigration and settlement of thousands of people from what largely the Tamil country in South India. Then comes all the Chola Pandian invaders and soldiers. Many of them also settled in the south and gradually became Sinhalese. They are not North Indian. Lastly there is enough historical ane written proof that around 50% of the present day Sinhalese are purely descended from largely low caste indentured labour and slaves who were imported into the island first by the Portuguese and later by the Dutch. Their descendant are the present day Sinhalese Karawa, Salagama, Durawa, Hunu, Hali Berewa now making up around 50% of the present day Sinhalese. Look at all the do called Typical Govigamma names Pilli Mudali Banda Arachci, Koon/Kone Kodi, Tunga , Sekara EtC all typically Tamil. Nothing north Indian. Every one knows that the so called Kandyan and low Country Sinhalese aristocracy are all descended from South Indian upper castes. In fact it was one Kandyan aristocrat closely related to Mrs Bandaranaicke who once stated the higher you go in Kandyan society the more Tamil you are by blood. So where did you get this so called 70% north Indian DNA for the Sinhalese?

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      Mahavamsa is a fabricated com book comedy……..only you will buy this

      All you came from kerala then Tamil Sera Kingdom of TODAYS INDIA…….

      Cheers

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        The Mahavamsa says the Sinhalese (Sinhabahu’s grandson Vijay and his men) are criminal convicts who were exiled from India, Sinhapura (Bengal). Their boat came and landed in the Veddha country called Lanka.

        Professor Carlo Fonseka wrote: “I do not find that reading the Mahavamsa enhances my self-esteem as a Sinhalese. On the contrary I feel greatly embarrassed and deeply humiliated when I learn that we the Sinhalese are the descendants of Vijaya, the banished profligate son of an incestuous marriage between (Sihabahu) and sister (Sihasivali) whose mother was so exceedingly lustful that only a real lion could satisfy her sexually. Moreover, Sihabahu killed his leonine father, the king of the brutes […] Thus, according to the Mahavamsa, brutishness, bestiality, incest, patricide and profligacy, were the stuff of our genesis […] of the 54 rulers recounted in the Mahavamsa, 22 were murdered by their successors; 11 were overthrown; 13 killed were killed in battle and 6 were assassinated” (The Island, 22 October 1995).

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          Fonseka is a typical Sinhalese Karawa name. He can rest assured that he was not descended from some half human half lion brigand who was banished from some mythical land in Bengal called La la( sounds like the musical notes we were forced to sing when we were children La la la la going higher and higher) and Tamil harlots from the Pandian land. He like most of the present day Sinhalese are purely descended from low caste South Indian indentured/slave labour that was imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch colonials. It the descendants of these Sinhalised low caste Indian Tamil imports that made the Sinhalese are majority in the island and created all this mess. The are ironically the most vociferous anti Tamils and the biggest supporters of the Sinhala Aryan myth. Most probably hide their own lowly recent immigrant low caste Dravidian Tamil origin. SO most probably he does have to embarrassed and ashamed but for different reasons.

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      Vibhushana

      Why don’t you at least read the Mahavamsa and learn a little bit of your own history before commenting. If you find it difficult to get a copy of the Mahavamsa, then at least watch the Sinhala movie Vijaya Kuweni. The full movie is available free on-line.

      The North Indian bandit prince Vijay (the father of the Sinhala race) and his 700 men who were exiled from India landed in Lanka. Do you know what happened to the pre-populations (the native aboriginals) that already lived in the island of Lanka?

      Very similar to what happened to the aboriginals/natives of Australia and North America, Vijay and his men annihilated most of those aboriginals (including Kuveni) and the remnant had been driven (escaped) into the jungles and become Veddas. Later he (Vijay) married a Pandyan princess of Madurai, South India and his men were given in marriage to the Pandyan maidens. That is how the Sinhalese race originated and the poor Veddas (the original natives) had to live in the jungle forever. It was only recently some Veddas assimilated with the Sinhalese through inter-marriages.

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    Whats so wrong with being proud of your own identity? Celebrating your identity? Especially if as the writer says, “all Sri Lankans” are Sinhala? Its correct to say there us a fine line with nationalism and racism, but a misinterpretation to say to say that you are of Sinha blood or sinhal is racist. Then is it racist to wear a “thambi hat” or “a burqa” or ” to grow s long beared” ? “We are all sri lankan, lets not be racist and seperate ourselves”

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    Shohorab Ahamed

    RE:Sinha – Le, Lion’s Blood?

    “The interviewer asked on TV from Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner, about the man who shot her. He replied “It wasn’t a man, it was an ideology”. I write this with a tingling sensation that warns me of a growing, instigated and extremely ignorant akin ideology in my mother country, Sri Lanka.”

    Thank you. This was an excellent question and an excellent answer.

    “I am sure as a reader you would have definitely seen this new “Sinha-Le” image going viral not only through digital media like Facebook but also in print>”

    “..word Sinhale as a conjunction of the two words “Lion” and “Blood” very obviously trying to tell all of us that he belongs to the Sinhala race, born of Lions Blood. Who is funding this? Who is printing this image? Who’s idea was this?

    State up Front, that this is Myth, along with the Other Myths

    I am of opinion that this is a great opportunity to brand those who are promoting and behind it as idiots. Given below are vestal points to pull out and show those those promoters as idiots, abs show that Sinha-Le are Modayas, Fools, Mootals Idiots with Low Average IQ of 79.

    1. No Lion Genes were found on ANY People, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, generally called Lanka, Sri Lanka, Illankai or Eeelam.

    2. The Original Natives of the Land of Native Veddah Aethho are the Native Veddah Aethho, who are NOR Sinhala or Sinha-Le.

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

    Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

    http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

    “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.”

    Make your point, if Sinhala fave Lion Blood, Le-, then Tamils have Lion -blood, Le.

    3.The Earth goes around the Sun and rotates on its own axis, despite Myths and imaginations of the Ancient Greeks and the Church, Joshua in the Bible.

    4. The Mahawansa is not correct in many ways. They are Myths ad imaginations of the author Monk Mahanama. Buddha did not visit the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, and did not fly to Mound Samabnala Kanda, Mountain.

    In fact, the Mahawansa is an Insult to the Buddha.

    5. The so called Sinha-Le, is an insult to the Para-Sinhala for those who have some intelligence left.

    The Average IQ of “Sinhala-Le” and others is 79. That of the Koreans and Singaporeans 106-108.

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

    Rank
    ——– Country
    ———————– %
    ————-
    1 Singapore 108
    2 South Korea 106

    28 Sri Lanka 79
    28 Zambia 79

    5. Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

    By Sharmini Serasinghe –

    Caution- The following is more suitable for the broad-minded and the wise. Others are kindly advised to pass!

    In Sinha-Le An Insult to Intelligence.

    So, one should call Para-Sinhale or Para-Buru-Le.

    Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton, still many Idiots, Modayas, left on the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

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      Amrasiri is muslis. But he is not either Sunni (wahabi) or Shiite

      So, he is trying to be every thing.

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        Dear Jim Softly,

        I don’t know who Amarasiri is, but he’s got a fantastic lot of knowledge; he has always sounded perfectly rational to me. Why don’t you examine your own thinking? After all, isn’t this what you had told me a few days ago?

        “Sinhala Man is a muslims, So what else he must do.”

        And I responded, with some incredulity only yesterday:

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/understanding-fundamentalism/

        Izeth Hussain has replied another comment of yours like this:

        “What on earth are you talking about Jim Softly? Is it, as is habitual with Islamophobes who attack me, you want to find fault with anything and everything I write? – IH”

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/understanding-fundamentalism-2/#comments

        And now you say that Amarasiri is a Muslim. None of us three seems to be trying to be “everything”: each of us is trying to be fair to all human beings – including you!

        However, to be honest, I don’t particularly want to get to know you; but I’d like very much to get acquainted with the other two!

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        Jim softy

        “Amrasiri is muslis. But he is not either Sunni (wahabi) or Shiite”

        “So, he is trying to be every thing.”

        What is your problem? Buru-Le?Donkey Blood?

        Singapore, City of Lions, the inhabitants have, Sinha”-Le, “Lion” Blood. Their Average IQ is 108.

        The Average IQ of Sinha-Le, in Lanka, the Land of Native Vedfah Aethho, is 79. So, it cannot be “Sinha’ Le. It must be Buru-Le, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. This has nothing to do with Religion. It is all genetics.

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

        Rank ——– Country ———————– % ————-

        1 Singapore 108
        2 South Korea 106

        28 Sri Lanka 79
        28 Zambia 79

        Despite what the Ancients and the Church claimed, the Earth went around the Sun…

        How We Figured Out That Earth Goes Around the Sun, and Sinha-Le was Buru-Le.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khIzr6610cQ

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        Jim softy

        Sun spins around the earth? Jim Softy Spins Around the Land of Native Veddah Aethho?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxLp8lusTuM

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        Jim softy

        Science vs. Pseudoscience. The skeptics view.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deoek_QWSEE&feature=share

        Dangers of sectarian view of Thinking, by the religious fundamentalists.

        http://facebook.com/ScienceReason … World Skeptics Congress 2012: Science vs. Pseudoscience – Opening with Amardeo Sarma. More videos of the World Skeptics Congress will be uploaded to the following channels:

        Amardeo Sarma is the founder and chairman of the German Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO), and fellow and Executive Council member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI). Sarma has written, lectured, and debated on dowsing, methods of investigation, the Shroud of Turin, homeopathy, and the goals of skeptical organizations.

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        Jim softy

        “Amrasiri is muslis. But he is not either Sunni (wahabi) or Shiite”

        The Education and Edification of Jim Softy. Just check out the following.

        Slave Girl – CRAZY SHIT the Quran Says #1

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIur6akd0YQ

        Brand New Series: Crazy Shit the Quran Says: Outrageous immorality found within its pages. The Quran like you have never seen it before. 3 verses critiqued by The Vegan Atheist.

        Grabbing Penis – CRAZY SHIT the Bible Says #1

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

        Brand New Series: Crazy Shit the Bible Says: Outrageous immorality found within its pages. The bible like you have never seen it before. 3 bible verses critiqued by The Vegan Atheist.

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        Jim softy

        “Amrasiri is muslis. But he is not either Sunni (wahabi) or Shiite”

        Some interesting Questions for Jim Softy and more.

        78 Questions for Christians ans some additional ones for Jim Softy and others.

        The answer is blowing in the wind….

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI-_FJuTPns

        79. Why do some Sinhala “Buddhists” Seem to hate Tamils?

        80. Why do some Sinhala “Buddhists” Seem to hate Muslims?

        81. Why do some Sinhala “Buddhists” Seem to hate Hindus?

        82. Why do some Sinhala “Buddhists” Seem to hate Tamils?

        83. Buddha never said anything about Hate. If so, was it Mahawansa and Monk Mahanama?

        84. Do you really believe that Sinhabahu was a lion who copulated with a women, who was the grandmother of Vijaya?

        85. Do you believe that Buddha visited Lanka three times and flew once to the top pf Mount Samanala Kanda. “Adams’s Peak”?

        86. Do you believe in the Devil, Satan, Iblis, Shaitan, Lucifer, Mara, Vana Mohini, Eerie Yakka etc. who can hurt you and kill you?

        87. Do you believe in the Haven, Nibbana and Nirvana, and Rebirth?

        89. Do you believe in the Hell, Purgatory, and Apaya, and Rebirth?

        Add yours…

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        Jim softy

        “Amrasiri is muslis. But he is not either Sunni (wahabi) or Shiite”

        Jim Softy, interesting Video, regarding the need to separate the ignorant from the ranks of teachers.

        Neil deGrasse Tyson on religious people and the True Religions..

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xvILvxYbFA

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    What a load of mad-hatters ! Instead of writing so much rubbish go get some psychiatric help !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hahaha , where is our Sinhala lion ( I mean the one with the half Malay blood line)[Edited out] Mahindapala?Come on Tuan get that poison pen out spill out your racist venom, while hiding in Australia.

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      Poor “Dr” Brian Seneviratne :D I see your butthurt is strong after getting owned by me over and over :D

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      Ponkoh Siva Sankaram

      “Hahaha , where is our Sinhala lion ( I mean the one with the half Malay blood line)”

      He is at Medamulana fishing for Modayas.

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    This is a fight for survival mate .

    Well read Ahmed should have looked at the reason for this Sinhala Buddhist awareness.

    Muslims milked the previous Regime to the max, with several high powered Ministries and powerful Ministers who even destroyed National parks.

    Then they joined the UNP to milk more.

    Now they are joining the TNA to carve out a separate state in the East.

    In the mean time they are helping the Yahapaana Government to bring White Judges and make special Courts to send the War Heroes to jail.

    And help Ranil and Bodhi Sira to cull the Sinhala Buddhist Commanders from the Armed Forces and bring Batalanda’ Elite mates to protect both him and his buddy Bodhi Sira. .

    Yahapalana first year has jailed many brave Intelligence Officers on trumped up charges.

    A journalist who sent Muman Ashes to the President of the Nation , a President who eliminated a 30 year Tamil Terrorism for that matter . is more important than the lives of 25 000 Sinhala Buddhist rural poor soldiers who were killed by Tamil Terrorists.

    Not counting the several thousand civilians who perished in Suicide attacks , Road side Bombs and Massacres.

    Yahplanan first year has brought to halt all development work sending thousands of manual labourers who are Sinhala Buddhists poor Villagers on to the scrap heap.. ,

    While the Colombo Elite paid from 10,000 to 50,000 Ruppiah to listen to a Spaniard who sings in English .

    The list of injustice which has been inflicted on the poor, rural inhabitants who are the Sinha- les will run in to pages if I write them down in detail.

    Do these Muslims want the Sinhalese also to bend over to Batalanda and Bodhi Sira and betray their fellow brethren and allow the Diaspora and the West to punish the people who made the country peaceful and terrorism free, after three decades.

    Who funded Sinha- Les?.

    Good question..You should write another piece to tell us…

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    So the Sinhalese admit that their great great great great mother had sex with a lion and gave birth to a child. So the first Sinha Le decentness are children of unnatural sexual encounter. What a disgrace to my fellow Good Sinhala Human beings, who are infected with animal blood. No wonder some of them behave worse than animals

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    Dears!

    What does Sinha -LE actually mean?

    If you analyze scientifically the human settlement in the Island Lanka, during the southward expansion of the Delhi Sultanate in 1307 AD, 1310 AD and 1320s AD, THREE massive Exoduses took place in South India (South of the Vidya range) and hundreds of thousands of South Indians fled by boats and settled in the southern parts of the sea countries up to Japan and in Australia as well.

    Because of this, in the countries like China, Korea, Japan etc. where spreading of Mahayana Buddhism that had already caused the influence of Tamil language, Tamil language gained greater influence their languages.

    In the Island Lanka they settled along the coastal areas that were not fertile!

    In the 15th and 16th Centuries also, the South Indians, Malays and Javanese settled along the coasts on their own or settled by the Portuguese and Dutch Rulers.

    Once these settlers became rich and educated during the Colonial Rule, they moved to the cities and the areas where the indigenous people lived by buying lands and getting married in the indigenous families that were made poor by the Colonial Rulers!

    Dears! Same things happened in Jaffna Peninsula and the Northern mainland as well!!

    Almost over 80 – 90 percent of the present so – called Sinhalese population is the descendants of the people who settled in 14th. century and afterwards!

    These people have been clinging on to whoever the RULERS to gain power in the society and wealth .

    These people only strive for power in “Independent Lanka” talking “Sinhala Buddhist nationalism.”

    Dear readers!

    Now tell us what is the meaning of “Sinha LE”?
    .

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    In Sri Lanka Muslims speak Tamil at home not Sinhalese. You are an exception. If you speak Sinhalese then you are a Sinhala speaking Muslim.

    All these lion blood is mythical nonsense good for nothing stories.

    There are racist elements always stooping to the lowest levels to drag the country down racist divisions, in the 21 st century intelligent people of lanka should be sensible and alert.

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    As we know there are four major blood groups determined by the presence or absence of two antigens – A and B – on the surface of red blood cells. A complete blood type would describe a full set of 30 substances on the surface of RBCs. Across the 35 blood groups, over 600 different blood-group antigens have been found,but many of these are very rare, some being found mainly in certain ethnic groups.

    Studies have also found no significant difference with regards to blood group, blood genetic markers and single-nucleotide polymorphism between the Sinhalese and other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka.

    Another study has also found “no significant genetic variation among the major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka”. This is further supported by a study which found very similar frequencies of alleles MTHFR 677T, F2 20210A & F5 1691A in South Indian Tamil, Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamil and Moor populations.

    So rest assured that there is no Sinha Le, Marraka Le, Deme Le, Mae Le. We are all of the same South Asian stock. Nor are we the products of Lions, Tigers, Elephants, Cobras etc copulating with our fair ancestors.

    These fairy tales are the figment of the imagination of people like Gnanasara,Gothabaya and Mahinda.

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    EELAM People’s Liberation Front

    EELAM People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front

    HELA Urumaya

    MUSLIM Congress

    SINHALE

    TAMIL National Alliance

    TAMIL National Alliance

    TAMIL United Liberation Front

    What is the problem Mr. Shohorab?

    Soma

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      soma

      “What is the problem Mr. Shohorab? “

      Singapore, City of Lions, the inhabitants have, Sinha”-Le, “Lion” Blood. Their Average IQ is 108.

      The Average IQ of Sinha-Le, in Lanka, the Land of Native Vedfah Aethho, is 79. So, it cannot be “Sinha’ Le. It must be Buru-Le, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      This has nothing to do with Religion. It is all genetics.

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

      Rank ——– Country ———————– % ————-

      1 Singapore 108
      2 South Korea 106

      28 Sri Lanka 79

      28 Zambia 79

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    Dears!
    What does Sinha -LE actually mean?
    If you analyze scientifically the human settlement in the Island Lanka, during the southward expansion of the Delhi Sultanate in 1307 AD, 1310 AD and 1320s AD, THREE massive Exoduses took place in South India (South of the Vidya range) and hundreds of thousands of South Indians fled by boats and settled in the southern parts of the sea countries up to Japan and in Australia as well.
    Because of this, in the countries like China, Korea, Japan etc. where spreading of Mahayana Buddhism that had already caused the influence of Tamil language, Tamil language gained greater influence in their languages.
    In the Island Lanka they settled along the coastal areas that were not fertile!
    In the 15th and 16th Centuries also, the South Indians, Malays and Javanese settled along the coasts on their own or settled by the Portuguese and Dutch Rulers.
    Once these settlers became rich and educated during the Colonial Rule, they moved to the cities and the areas where the indigenous people lived by buying lands and getting married in the indigenous families that were made poor by the Colonial Rulers!
    Dears! Same things happened in Jaffna Peninsula and the Northern mainland as well!!
    Almost over 80 – 90 percent of the present so – called Sinhalese population is the descendants of the people who settled in 14th. century and afterwards!
    These people have been clinging on to whoever the RULERS to gain power in the society and wealth .
    These people only strive for power in “Independent Lanka” talking “Sinhala Buddhist nationalism.”
    Dear readers!
    Now tell us what is the meaning of “Sinha LE”?

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      Cool story bro :D
      It really is too bad that this We Thamizh version of history doesn’t seem to exist outside of Tamilnut and personal blogs of We Thamizh nutjobs :D Whereas the Sinhalam version is backed by records held in western archives, peer reviewed papers and actual tangible evidence found scattered all over the island (including the so called We Thamizh homeland, which was almost entirely Sinhalam before the demographic changes brought about by colonials) :D

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        Cool story bro :D

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    The best thing we could do for the country is to round up all these so called Lion Bloods and export them to a wild life game reserve in Africa as obviously Lions cant survive in modern day Sri Lankan forests.That way we will be rid of the problem and this special species can inter-breed with the real thing and start a new Real Sinha-Le nation without causing trouble for the rest of the peace loving people.After any successful interbreeding period we could get a few specimens for exhibition at the Dehiwela Zoo and I am sure the Zoo will do roaring business on exhibiting this very rare and special species before they become extinct.

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    According to Sinhala dictionary, so called etymology of Sinhala is (siṃha) and (La) to have or get.

    Sinhala, . (siṃha) and (La) to have or get)Ceylon, which was peopled by the descendants of c^cs Vijaya son of feowSag Sinhahdhu who,
    according to fable, was begotten by a lion: a.
    belonging to Ceylon, native of Ceylon.

    Further Sinhala dictionary mentioned below.

    Sinhale, a. belonging or relating to Kandy, used to distinguish a man of the Kandian or upper provinces.

    However la in sinhala or Sihala is different one from ḷa in Eḷu.

    However Sanskrit has mentioned only as follows.

    सिंहलम् (siṃhalam) [Sanskrit] 1 Tin. -2 Brass. -3 Bark, rind. -4 The island or country of Ceylon

    सिंहलाः (siṁhalāḥ)[Sanskrit] (m. pl.) The people of Ceylon.

    Which one is the authority while stating the Etymology of these words?

    In Tamil the word ஈழம் (īḻam) is associated with Gold; பொன். In Sanskrit, the word सिंहलम् siṃhalam is associated with Tin and brass.

    सिंहलम् (siṃhalam) [Sanskrit] 1 Tin. -2 Brass.

    सिंहलकम् (siṃhalakam) [Sanskrit] The island of Ceylon.

    सैंहलकः (saiṃhalakaḥ) [Sanskrit] Brass; Gīrvāṇa.

    In Sinhalese saiṃhala is associated with Cinnamon bark as mentioned in Sanskrit word सिंहलम् (siṃhalam) bark.

    It is pertinent to note the following definition by Sinhala dictionary of Tri Sinhalaya (the three divisions of Ceylon).

    Trisinhalaya, s. three-fold division of Ceylon, consisting of Ruhunu, Maya, and Pihiti-Southern, Central, and Northern Divisions espectively.

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      (siṃhalam) [Sanskrit] The island or country of Ceylon
      (siṁhalāḥ)[Sanskrit] (m. pl.) The people of Ceylon.

      That says it all really :D
      If “Thamizh” referred to the country of Ceylon and “We Thamizh” where the people of Ceylon we might be able to take these tall tales by We Thamizh a bit more seriously :D But alas, Sinhalam is Ceylon and the Simhalah are its people :D Now I await another cool story along the lines of:
      “But those Simhalah although they were called Simhalah weren’t actually Simhalah, they were in fact We Thamizh! So We Thamizh are actually those Simhalah! These Simhalah aren’t those Simhalah but are actually We Thamizh who turned into Simhalah!”

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        Cool story bro :LMAO

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    I wish to thank for the clowns who have designed the flag and Words..for accepting:

    1.So the great-great-great-graet Father of Sinhalese was a Lion….

    .thus you have become International laughing stock

    2-This shows North-East is a separate country…

    Cheers

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    Claims of origins and of supremacy over one and another viz; Religion, Race, Caste, Creed, Language, etc., and often used for political advantages to further corrupt and violent intentions, thus ignoring the utmost need of the people to live as human beings according to their own thinking and desires; caused the sixty-year old conflict and years of blood-shed. Continuing discussions and debates on such meaning-less and useless issues will only keep the conflicts alive denying the oppportunity for all the peoples to live in peace and harmony inspite of their diversities. Let us who participate in these columns, who calll us as educated and intelligent, engage to forge the much needed peace and harmony and not to contribute towards situations of further blood-shed.

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    Shoharab Ahamed,
    You are bending backwards to appease the rabid racists like BBS among the Sinhala people. You sound like a [Edited out], seeking to ingratiate yourself with Wimal Weerawanse kind. If you cannot defend and be proud of your individual cultural, linguistic and religious identity and ethos, you will never stand up for your country. You can be a good Muslim and also a good Sri Lankan. I don’t think that 99% of the Muslims would agree with you. Tamils clamouring for their rights will never sell their souls. They will always defend their unique identity as Tamils while remaining devoted to their country as Sri Lankans. Defending our distinct identity and cultural heritage and, on the other hand, pledging loyalty to our country are complementary to each other. Your words sound hollow and hypocritical.

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      Sri Lankan Muslims are Tamils who practise Islam as religion. Right?

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        soma

        “Sri Lankan Muslims are Tamils who practice Islam as religion. Right?”

        Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, Zoroastrians, and other faithful can cross cross ethnicity and genetics to join a faith, unlike the Jews and perhaps the Hindu Brahmins ( who can’t even cross the oceans).

        Being a Muslim is not an Ethnicity, it is belief in the Religion of Islam. A believer is Islam is called a Muslim, just like a believer in Christ as the savior is called a Christian.

        To find out the Ethnicity, do a DNA Test.

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    The blood banks here in srilanka must start collecting n stocking lion blood !!

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      [Edited out]

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        you vampire

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      Kailainathan

      Donkey blood is a better fit.

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      Kailainathan

      “The blood banks here in srilanka must start collecting n stocking lion blood !!”

      All Lion Blood Types? Will Donkey blood do?

      Although all blood is made of the same basic elements, not all blood is alike. In fact, there are eight different common blood types, which are determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens – substances that can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body. Since some antigens can trigger a patient’s immune system to attack the transfused blood, safe blood transfusions depend on careful blood typing and cross-matching.

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    Sinhala is a race that dominated the island thus they are called Sinhalese. you have got your wires mixed up. if you ask an Indian who you are he would say and Indian which has no tint of race in it. but you say I am a Sinhalese it tells the race and not reflect the country at all. Sri Lankans is the term for all.
    Again all these “Yaksha, Naga, Raksha and Deva” you are talking about came from India. Indians worshiped Yaksha, Naga, Rakhsa and Deva and they still do. There wasn’t anything origin for Sinhalese. I wish you had preached this when Aluthgama was burning they would have spared everyone.
    your “he old story goes that Prince Vijaya landed in Thambapanni and met Kuweni who he betrothed. According to chronicles Vijayas father was Sinhabahu (Sinha=Lion, Bahu=Hands) who’s hands were like that of a lion. He inherited genes of his father who was a lion from whom he escaped from with his mother and sister. It is widely believed, taught in schools and spoken over food and drinks that King Vijaya was the first king of Sri Lanka. This idea that Sinhale means Lions Blood probably originated with this story where all of us think that we are descendants of King Vijaya is MYTH.
    SO YOU ARE NOT TALKING REALITY EITHER.

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    i admire this writer.I admire them more if they start writing openly about Islamic hypocrisy also.We love to bash on our past and its glory.But we ignore the monumental tasks ahead of us building this country suitable to lead a civil zed decent human life.This move of ” Sinha-Le” is extremely unwise and it will only play into the hands of extremists.It only fulfils ones narrow political gains and nothing else.When we are at a juncture of healing wounds and building bridges between the affected communities this is the last thing we want.As a proud Sinhalese Buddhist of my heritage , I sincerely like to live with my fellow citizens of all nationalities sharing the same rights and privileges I enjoy and .I believe this is the best way to live aligning my life with the teachings of my religion which respects the rights of every human being alike.

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    One of the persistent demands of TNA is official recognition of Tamil speaking people as a distinct ethnic entity. All above hair splitting arguments of Tamil racists and Muslim fundamentalists are a sheer wastage of time, energy, CT space and Internet bandwidth. Sinhalese are just all others in the island excepting Tamils as defined by TNA minus tiny native English speakers.

    I always tell my wife if my neighbor derives some mental satisfaction telling others that my house too is his property that is no problem to me as long as he doesn’t cross the boundary. All I have to say to these donkeys is whatever you say about our pedigree, however loud you bray remember that Nandikadal is the boundary.

    Soma

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