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Sinhala Buddhist Bigotry Root Cause Of Strife In Sri Lanka

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Bringing Lord Buddha’s Philosophy to Shame and Disrepute

I believe Sinhala Buddhist bigotry is the root cause of strife in Sri Lanka. If it were not, there will be recognition and respect for everyone’s rights, not a denial of those rights. This bigotry in the name of Sinhala Buddhism, no doubt bringing disrepute and shame to Lord Buddha’s philosophy and causing yet more strife in this beautiful island is a vexing question true Buddhists must now address.

The island would have been spared an ethnic conflict that has still not been resolved, due to years of deception, procrastination and bluff on the part of Sinhala Buddhist governments, with no end in sight- all because of Sinhala Buddhist bigotry.

Sinhala Buddhist governments have shown us that they have absolutely no will to act. What is keeping this conflict from being resolved? It is this bigotry..

If not for this bigotry, the Tamil and the Sinhala nation, with Muslims happy where ever they choose to belong, will be prospering. Imagine the advancement each country would be making helping each other.

Sinhala Buddhism is two faced, it is a paradox that puzzles me.

Take Sinhala Buddhists, the polity and their leaders, they pray to Hindu Gods very religiously, but unashamedly demonstrate Sinhala Buddhist characteristics of intolerance and hegemony over Tamils influenced by ultranationalists and Buddhist fundamentalists that are here, and those that have come and gone like Anangarika Dharmapala who thrived on messages of hate towards Tamils and Moors.

Keep in mind that this bigotry prevails in an island where great statesmen like Ponnambalam Ramanathan, true patriots of the soil, were born of Thamil ilk. Sir Ponnambalam though a devout Hindu, was it is said, responsible for the “revival of Buddhism” and he treated all “Ceylonese” alike.

Rajapakse at Hindu temple“Ramanathan was elected representing the educated Ceylonese to the Legislative Council of Ceylon by a sweeping majority In 1911,  …he was the very first candidate to be elected to the Legislature of the country by an all-Ceylon electorate.”

It was Sir Ponnambalam, who undertook a rather risky trip to Whitehall during the 1st world war to plead the case and successfully secure the release of two Sinhalese leaders who had been sentenced to be executed by the Governor for their role in the riots against the Muslim community, where “several prominent Sinhala leaders like D. S. Senanayake, D. R. Wijewardena, Dr. Cassius Pereira, E. T. De Silva, F.R. Dias Bandaranaike, H. Amarasuriya, A.H. Molamure and several others were  imprisoned “, with Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranaike siding with the governor:

“So articulate were his arguments that he succeeded in having the governor transferred and the head of Military recalled from Ceylon. He eventually managed to get all the leaders released from prison. When he came back to Ceylon victoriously, there were thousands to welcome him,” this as quoted by the author of Wikipedia.

It must not be forgotten when Sir Pon. was received at the Colombo port when he returned, Sinhalese leaders wishing to express their respect and gratitude, among them, Sir John Kotalawala, pulled the horse drawn carriage he was driven in, all the way to his home after the fashion of a Hindu Temple chariot.

It is said: “some of the top families, of Sinhalese aristocracy, had no qualms about drawing his carriage through the streets of Colombo virtually carrying him on their backs. Sinhala leaders took turns to pull the carriage.”

This act of rescuing  the Sinhala leaders from the clutches of sure death and imprisonment, so overwhelmed the Sinhala people, that D.S Senanayake the first Ceylonese Prime Minister, called Ramanathan “the greatest Ceylonese of all times’, while Sir Baron Jayatilaka, the Head of the Cabinet in the State Council referred to him as ‘the greatest man Ceylon has produced during the past 50 years.’ words that should remain engraved in our hearts not just in Wikipedia.

Sir Pon’s words, here quoted, bring me to tears, he wrote:

 “Take the Sinhala Nation. I have served the race all my life. In my twenty eighth year I entered the Legislative Council and never once have I thought myself to be a member of the Tamil Community only – I supported the Sinhalese interest and every other interest and treated every subject with the same sympathy and desire to do the best for all the communities. I knew through and through the men and women of the Sinhalese communities of all classes. They have all the characteristic of a great people they are decidedly considerate and peaceful.”

There should never be a rule that stops anyone from praying in a Hindu Temple if they have faith in the existence of God, a higher principle, embodied in all its divine glory in the Hindu deity that resides there. Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala (which prohibits non-Hindus, but allows Buddhists) or any other place of worship however sacrosanct, should not be an exception

Even a Buddhist President’s  wife who was (is?) of the Catholic faith should have the right to enter because these are essentially man made rules, God had nothing to do with it. I am talking of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s encounter at the Guruvayoor temple some years back, where the temple was sanitized after he had been to the temple with the first lady.

But what I can’t understand for the life of me, is the hypocrisy of the same President who is forever praying at Hindu Temples in India and in Sri Lanka including Jaffna but espouses the Sinhala Buddhist supremacist philosophy for political gain.

In Sri Lanka politicians feel a need to do exactly that to survive and Rajapaksa is doing exactly that, immersing himself in Sinhala Buddhist triumphalism over Tamils to facilitate his intense desire to stay in power, promoting  ‘nepotism’ and perpetuating his dynasty. Otherwise how does one explain this duplicity i.e. praying to Hindu Gods and subscribing to and promoting extreme Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalism, intolerance and violence by not only allowing the BBS ultra radicals to propagate their dirty and disgusting ideology, but also to inflict violence against other communities.

This bigotry that turned into violence against Tamils became a festering wound that turned Tamils to take up arms to fight back in the name of self preservation of their race, identity, culture, language and heritage. It’s this Sinhala Buddhist bigotry that wants to destroy a race, pretending that Sri Lanka is for all communities. In the name of integration Sinhala Buddhist leaders want to obliterate the Tamil Nation.

This schizophrenic tendency, this duplicity, this bigotry, has been a part of the makeup of Sinhala politicians from yester year right until now. These men and women some of whom were baptized Christians, abandoned the faith and became the ‘protectors of Buddhism’ and changed what was a secular constitution to one that gave Buddhism preeminence over all other, resulting in the Buddhist Sangha (the clergy) anointed as the “keepers of Buddhism” in the so called “land of the Buddha”…” the only Buddhist state in the world, which they have to preserve forever.” This is the rhetoric that we get and this is what is preached to the Sinhala Buddhist people. The monks being venerated and given special privileges and allowed to “meddle” in and even control every aspect of governance.

To make this lie that Sri Lanka is entirely Sinhala Buddhist they persist in this bigotry.

It is the very bigoted Sinhala Buddhist leaders who passed the ‘Citizenship Act’, disenfranchising million or so Indian Plantation Tamils to reduce the voting strength of Tamils and who by the ‘Sinhala only Act’, played the racist card, for obtaining votes over their opponents.

They did this ditching the welfare of and removing from the political equation, a section of the citizenry, dominant in two provinces, the North and the East of the island, who spoke only Thamil, a language more ancient than Sinhala or Buddhism, with a rich heritage. Their bigotry made them second class in every possible way.

Using their Sinhala Buddhist stranglehold on power, due the numerical strength they enjoy in parliament taking the island as a whole entity, these bigoted politicians, did everything to crush the Tamils, exploiting the obvious weakness  in a unitary system when there are clearly “two nations who have divided between them the possession of the island.” The existence of two nations since ancient times is  documented by Hugh Cleghorn, the first British Colonial Secretary to Ceylon in 1799,  who wrote there were essentially “two different nations” in the island:

“Two different nations from a very ancient period, have divided between them the possessions of the island: First the Cinhalese (Singhalese) inhabiting the interior of the country in its southern and western parts from the river Wallowe to that of Chilaw, and secondly the Malabars (Tamils), who possess the northern and eastern districts.  These two nations differ in their religions, language and manners.”

Hugh Cleghorn

The first Colonial Secretary to Ceylon in 1799

It is sheer bigotry not to accept that the island has indeed two nations existing side by side.

These bigots did not rest until they adopted laws and policies, undermining and systematically destroying the Tamil Nation’s identity, nationhood, homeland and fundamental rights, making way for an unwritten law that only a Sinhala Buddhist can be head of state, turning the island named Ceylon, that was secular in nature to Sri Lanka, establishing in the island a Sinhala Buddhist hegemony that continues to this day.

In an article “Sinhala Buddhist Ethno Nationalism – Masquerading as Civic Nationalism – Destruction of Hindu Temples in Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka, Neiminathan, the author talks of the ways in which these “fundamentalist” politicians “institutionalised racism ” since independence.

Neiminathan lists the number of pacts that the “Buddhist fundamentalists and members of the Maha Sanga were successful in scuttling preventing any progress towards solving the national question.”:

In 1957, SWRD Bandaranaike, the then Prime Minister and leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, negotiated an agreement with S J V Chelvanayakam, the leader of the Federal Party. In 1965 Dudley Senanayake, the Prime Minister and leader of the United National Party, entered into an agreement with S J V Chelvanayakam. Subsequently, in 1984, when J R Jayawardane of the United National Party was in power as President of the country he convened an all party conference to find a solution. Again, in 1987 the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement was entered into between President J R Jayawardane and the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi……”he wrote.

Sinhala Buddhist bigotry by the JVP, JHU and the extremists  belonging to the government were responsible in most part for the breakdown of the Norwegian brokered peace talks, in the 2nd round of talks the government party maintaining both the terms of the peace talks and the ceasefire agreement were in breach of the Sri Lankan constitution.

Further in the earlier rounds, the rejection of the ISGA proposal put forward by the LTTE without giving it due consideration, the government’s refusal to fulfil its promise to work toward federalism, the arming by the Sri Lankan government of Paramilitary forces who were instigating violence, the numerous ceasefire violations, the government’s refusal to dismantle High Security Zones, the failure of the Monitoring Mission and their disengagement and the abrogation of the ceasefire by President Rajapaksa pointed to bigotry none else.  But the blame is put on Tamils and the LTTE whose response was always a result of this bigotry.

At every turn you could see Sinhala Buddhist bigotry in action.

Apart from the Citizenship Act and the Sinhala Only Act, the Parliamentary Elections (amendment) Act, the Srima – Sastri pact, the Sinhala army attack on Satayagrahis in 1961, the many pogroms unleashed by the Sinhala Buddhist state and its thugs against Tamils, burning of the Jaffna library  and the destruction of ancient manuscripts, takeover of, and the occupation and bombing of Hindu Temples and the desecration of churches, the illegally framed two new Republican constitutions, the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Emergency Regulations , the standardisation policy,  the 6th amendment, the demerging of the North and East and breaking the1987 Indo- Sri Lanka pact, the proscription of the LTTE in Sri Lanka, the banning of the TRO, the scuttling of the PTOMS, were all acts of bigotry to undermine the Tamil nation.

The 18th amendment to the constitution and the Divineguma Bill now made law, both making the President and his brothers kings of the Sinhala nation as well as the Tamil nation together with nepotism, graft and the alleged misuse of funds in the North and East under the pretext of infrastructure development, the continuing occupation of the North and East by the Military, its massive expansion and its economic activity and  interference in Tamil civilian activity, affecting the security and livelihood of the Tamil nation, the deliberate manipulation of the demography in the North and East, the erection of Buddha statues in the Tamil country, changing Tamil place names into Sinhala, the land grabs, forced colonisation, the unsatisfactory highly minimalist 13th amendment and the powerless Northern and Eastern Provincial Councils operating with no real teeth or funds, the climate of impunity with no accountability for Mass atrocity crimes, disappearances, torture, detention without charge, rape and sexual violence against Tamil women, are  all acts driven by or as a result of Sinhala Buddhist bigotry, issues that put in jeopardy any hope of “remedial justice” and the chance of a political settlement that would meet the aspirations of Tamils.

Read TGTE’s publication Remedial Justice for Tamils: Justice delayed, Justice Denied, International Investigation Now: http://www.einpresswire.com/article/193710947/sri-lanka-remedial-justice-for-tamils-justice-delayed-justice-denied-int-l-investigation-now-tgte-s-bookletor

Sinhala Buddhist bigotry has always been the obstacle to any progress in negotiating a political settlement between the Tamil nation and the Sinhala nation:

Up until now the Sri Lankan government has not come up with any offer towards that end. Rajapaksa’s disingenuous schemes  such as the APRC which never officially published its report on a political solution is absolute bigotry on his part, never offering a just political solution worth discussing. Now once again for the umpteenth time the government is expecting the TNA to participate in a Parliamentary Select Committee, “to discuss the national question” without revealing its plans for “devolution” or “power sharing”: The TNA both provincial and parliamentary have jointly decided not to have any dialogue  with the government and has refused to participate unless Rajapaksa comes up with constructive proposals and  “until it made public” its plans.

In a discussion on  “The violent side of Sri Lankan Buddhism” that Aljazeera English: The Stream had, the BBS spokesmen claimed that Buddhism in Sri Lanka is under threat. Is it really? And to clear the many misconceptions in the programme I commented:

“Let me correct the misconception that Sinhala Buddhist violence is something new, rare, incidental or sporadic, directed at ethnicities that are a ‘minority’, that Sri Lanka is the epitome of tolerance and that there is presently peace. That seemed to be the impression that viewers would take with them, listening to Palitha Kohone at al, hopefully not; but this is not Aljazeera or the anchor’s fault. Most Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhist monks do not practice Buddha’s teachings, they bring out the worst baser instincts that you can find in man. They bring shame to Buddha. They are not monks, they are racist chauvinist pigs, they are the most intolerant and inhuman of people, hiding behind saffron robes. They are very, very ordinary, not the Dalai Lama variety that the world knows of. I would categorically state that they were and are the cause of and the propagators of ethnic strife in the island. It was a Buddhist monk Somarama Thero who killed Sinhala Buddhist Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike (Banda), the first assassin ever since the British colonizers left the island. You may ask why Banda was killed? Because Banda signed a pact with a Tamil political party to allow ‘reasonable use of Tamil as a working language’. This was after Banda passed the oppressive ‘Sinhala Only Act’ intended to crush the Tamil Nation (by the way Tamils are not minorities at all, in the North and Eastern provinces they were the majority, the demography is and was being intentionally manipulated by forced colonisation of Tamil lands, another misnomer that needs correcting). Banda was forced to abrogate the pact allowing ‘reasonable use of Tamil’ due to massive protests organised and led by monks! Another monk Buddharakita Thero convinced Somarama that Banda might also agree to federalism for Tamils, so he shot him. The British left a unitary constitution behind that reduced the Tamil people, who had a kingdom of their own before the colonisers came, to a paltry position that they had to ask the Sinhalese for what was rightfully theirs. From then on the oppression, persecution, discrimination and marginalisation of Tamils began with violent and genocidal acts perpetrated against them, instigated and promoted by Sinhala Buddhist monks and by Sinhala Buddhist politicians who played the racist card to stay in power, which continues until now!

In this comment above are some anecdotes in our epic story of betrayal at the hands of Sinhala Buddhist bigotry.

And don’t for a moment think that Sinhala Buddhism is Buddhism at all.  What was written about Lord Buddha in the Mahavamsa that he was violent towards the “Yakkas” and chased them away is a lie.

I will tell you a true story that depicts the True Buddha. A very telling dialogue between Lord Buddha and some monks in John Drew, a British poet’s book ‘The Buddha at Kamakura’ serves as a message to true Buddhists: and bigots:

“All is Harmony, the monks reported. Religious Strife has been eliminated.

How? Asked the Buddha.

Non-Buddhists have been converted they said.

How? Asked the Buddha.

Those who refused were locked away in camps. Others fled or were exiled.

The Buddha said: Some Non-Buddhists Remain.

Impossible, said the monks. Who are they?

Those who did all this, said the Buddha.”

I would say learn from this Sinhala Buddhist bigots and heed this True Buddhists of the island of Sri Lanka and stand up for Buddhism!

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponnambalam_Ramanathan

http://tamilnation.co/tamileelam/fundamentalism/hindutemples.htm

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201403101247-0023539?utm_content=buffer42200&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://www.globalpeacesupport.com/2011/01/state-sponsored-destruction-and-desecration-of-hindu-temples/

http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/7472

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items06/070806-21.html

http://tamilnation.co/indictment/indict007.htm Sinhala army attack on Satyagrahis

http://tamilnation.co/tamileelam/fundamentalism/060806lankaweb.htm

‘National Ideology’ in a Buddhist Country – Kanishka Goonewardena, 30 October 2007

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    @Raja = According to the Muslims themselves, all these rehabilitation and return of Muslims to the North, commenced after the elimination of the LTTE leadership and demining of land.

    ITS ALL God’s big plan. Why Prabha did not support Ranil for the Presidency???? God blinded him for seeing the truth. He chose his own death warrant by supporting the blood sucking Mahinda Rajapakse.

    It is now Mahinda’s turn. He destroyed Hindu Temples, Churches, Mosques and even Buddhist Temples that are not following his brand. Now, all the curse of the dead people he killed and the living dead who have no voice but have God given heart for cursing this wretched lot that JVP/JHU/KARU JAYASURIYA brought into life.

    Let all those who supported this regime be damned in Hell forever….(Including the Mahanayake’s who accorded the stupid Buddhists highest titles for a crook who murdered, looted and raped the innocents).

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    Absolutely right, and it started with the enactment of the Sinhala only act in 1956. The hard line Sinhala Buddhists ruined the country for both the tamils and the Sinhalese themselves.

    The vitriol against the muslims is the next stupid act of the Sinhala Buddhists and this may start a vicious insurgency by the muslims that is likely to be more vicious than the tamil insurgency.

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    Dear Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah, Propagandist of the TGTE and others who support her bigotry,

    Lets see how Usha’s statement “I believe Sinhala Buddhist bigotry is the root cause of strife in Sri Lanka” stands up to critical scrutiny.

    The Bigotry that you chose to hide by drawing a Red Herring is that of Hinduism which placed a Minority of Tamils of your kind as a Ruling Class above the Majority Tamil population who were kept as Slaves and Chattel of that Ruling Class.

    According to the caste view of Hinduism, ‘high caste’ individuals were chosen by God to rule, and the lower castes were there to live according to the dicta of Manu. Of course High Cast Hindu Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah does not think that is Bigotry and neither does her hurrah boys and girls!

    Lily white Usha exhorts, “Keep in mind that this bigotry prevails in an island where great statesmen like Ponnambalam Ramanathan, true patriots of the soil, were born of Thamil ilk” But she conveniently forgets that her hero who undoubtedly had good qualities also was a Traitor to the Tamil cause by forsaking the Tamil Polity to advance the narrow objectives of the Tamil High Cast Ruling Minority to which both He and Usha belongs. He argued that the caste system was the very foundation of the Hindu society and wanted it CODIFIED in the Ceylon Constitution! What Great Statesmanship towards the Tamil Polity!

    The learned legislator (Ramanathan) led two delegations during the late 1920s demanding the Colonial Office in London that Caste be encoded into the legislative enactments of Ceylon. (Communal politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, 1931-1947, by Jane Russell, Tissara publishers)

    The FIRST Ethnic based Party in Lanka is the Ceylon Tamil League formed by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem in 1922! His vision was to establish a Tamil Akam (Kingdom) that embraced South India, Tamil Colonies and Lanka. Addressing his new party’s second General meeting he stated,

    “…namely to keep alive and propagate these precious ideals throughout Ceylon, Southern India and the Tamil Colonies, to promote the union and solidarity of Tamilakam, the Tamil Land. We should keep alive and propagate these ideals throughout Ceylon and promote the union and solidarity of what we have been proud to call Tamil Eelam.

    We desire to preserve our individuality as a people, make ourselves worthy of our inheritance… We are not enamoured of that Cosmopolitanism which would make of as neither fish, fowl, nor red herring”

    The High Cast Tamils of your ilk never had a Ceylonese identity but a racist separatist identity and ideology from the very beginning.

    Usha Please explain why there were Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931 when there were no Sinhala Tamil ETHNIC RIOTS?

    In 1871, Caste clashes erupted between Vellalar high cast and low casts (dhoby and barber castes) in Maviththapuram. This is the first known caste/race riot in the island.

    September, 1923 saw another caste riot in Jaffna. In Sutumalai, Vellalars attacked Paramba caste people because Low Casts have no right to employ drummers at a funeral.

    In 1931 a similar violent riot took place in Canganai, Jaffna where Pallar caste individuals were attacked by Vellalar people for hiring drummers for a funeral.

    In June 1929 caste riots broke out again in the north in response to the ‘equal seating directive’ of the government which was applicable to grant-aided schools. Under this directive ‘low caste’ students were allowed to sit on the bench. Until then they sat either on the floor or outside the classroom. Resultant riots burnt a large number of houses mainly of low caste Tamils. Their children en masse were stopped from attending schools. Repeated petitions were made to the government by ‘high caste’ Vellalars begging to cancel the directive!

    The Tamil majority of the North were segregated into Ghettos and were prohibited from residing anywhere other than the Ghettos. They were LOCKED into their Parent’s occupation and could not seek any other employment. A scavengers child remained a scavenger even if that child had the brilliance of an Einstein! They could not quench their thirst other than at dirty designated wells as if they drew water from wells meant for the High cast minority those wells were considered defiled and the offender taken to task brutally. They had no freedom of religion. They were prohibited from wearing a shirt or blouse and females had to cover their breasts using the saree worn crisscross across their chest leaving their backs exposed above the waist.

    The Tamil majority had to undergo the WORST form of Slavery anywhere in the world under the High Cast Tamil ruling minority to which Usha belongs.

    My dear Usha you do have a funny sense of BIGOTRY!

    In 1935 G.G. Ponnambalam declared that he was a PROUD DRAVIDIAN (The Hansard, 1935, column 3045). He started attacking Sinhalese History. The “Hindu Organ” (a Tamil owned paper published in Jaffna) stated on November 1, 1939. The FIRST Tamil Sinhala riot in 1939 was the result.

    The Tamil run, Tamil owned newspaper published in Jaffna, “The Hindu Organ” (p. 4 — June 22, 1939), Writing about the Nawalapitiya incident Headlined their article thus; “Mr. Ponnambalam’s N’pitiya speech” and beneath it the strap line: “Mr. Bandaranaike’s challenge.” Writing an Editorial titled “THE WRITING ON THE WALL”, The Hindu Organ, says “…. A verbal bombshell dropped unwittingly by a Tamil politician at Nawalapitiya appears to have set the South on fire……. A slander against a community by an individual, though unintended, is inexcusable…” continuing it said: “Communal differences, though there existed hardly any during the time of the last generation of leaders, have now been multiplied and intensified, thanks to the hot-heads and irresponsible talkers in the country who care more for the plaudits of the mob than for the welfare of the people. Ceylon today is seething with petty problems which have been created by thoughtless gas-bags, and which threaten to poison the peaceful conditions in the country….” It concluded by saying: “Let us hope that wise statesmanship will prevail among leaders who should realize the imperative need for the welding of the communities into a Ceylonese Community for the political and economic salvation of the country. The writing on the wall is too clear to be ignored.”

    Sebastian Rasalingam is a Low Cast Tamil. He says, “When I moved to Hatton and later to Colombo, I found a very different world. It was a transforming experience for me and my wife to find that our workmates, mostly Sinhalese would actually sit with us and share a cup of tea. We found that we could go to night school and study without being threatened, beaten up, or go and borrow books, and do things that would bring swift retribution ‘back in the North’; our dwellings would have been torched and our women raped with impunity” (http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/arc

    He speaks of oppression in the North and emancipation in the South. Hence where was the oppression?

    Mr Rasalingam’s writings are confirmed by Ms Perle Thevanayagam and Dr Thomas Johnpulle.

    Ms Thevanayagam stated that 75% of Tamils in Jaffna were a servile class doing menial work for the ruling class for a pittance or for free. Mr Sebastian is far more descriptive (affirmed by Ms Thevanayagam) and speaks of untold misery at the hands of the ruling class of Tamils.

    Mr. Neville Jayaweera, the Government Agent (highest ranking Civil Servant) of Jaffna, has analyzed the oppression and he details the following.

    “Even in the mid 1960s, the following principles defined what it meant to be a non-Vellala.

    1. Regardless of natural endowments, anyone born a non-Vellala was frozen into his particular station for all of his life, be it fishing, tree climbing, road sweeping or whatever. Heredity was a cast iron frame from which there was no escape.

    2. They dared not marry anyone from the Vellala caste.

    3. They were not allowed into premises occupied by the Vellalas except for doing the tasks they was born into.

    4. They did not have access into temples owned or managed by Brahmins or Vellalas. In other words, they were non-persons.

    5. They did not have access into Hindu schools or to proceed for higher education. This barrier was breached effectively only when missionary schools began to proliferate, much to the consternation of Hindu leaders.

    6. They could not reside outside their villages.

    7. They could not drink at the village well nor use any other public amenity outside their own villages.

    8. They could not wear jewelery, nor ride in carriages nor use drums at any ceremony.

    9. When they died they could not be cremated or buried on land reserved for the Vellalas.

    unquote

    In a revealing statement the GA states

    “Significantly, there were no protests from any of the 11 MPs of my district over my failure to enforce the Social Disabilities Act, and of course they were all from the Vellala caste! Equally sinister was that all 14 DROs of my district seemed to pour cold water on any move by me to even look into the problem, and needless to say the DROs were also from the Vellala caste” unquote

    Dr Thomas Johnpulle, a Tamil says “Contrary what some observers propagate, the ethnic problem didn’t start in 1956. The concept of Tamil Elam was inaugurated by Sir Ponnambalam Arunchalam as far back in 1923. In 1931 a highly disproportionate 50:50 representation was sought to represent people on an ethnic basis which was actually 70:30. Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kachchi (Lanka Tamil Kingdom Party) was formed in 1949. It has changed its English name from Federal Party to Tamil National Alliance over the years; however, the Tamil meaning remains same”

    Who tried to ROB whom Usha with cunning and deviousness?

    Continuing Dr Johnpulle says

    Prevention of Social Disabilities (Amendment) Act No. 18 of 1971 was introduced to overcome the weaknesses of the previous act. The initial act required an aggrieved party to take the matter to court. However, most ‘low caste’ Tamils were poor and couldn’t afford to go to court. The amendment authorised police action in case of a complaint.

    This was to be the last nail on the coffin of Tamil caste discrimination. Tamil race based political party leaders were furious. They restarted their satyagraha campaigns and peaceful protests against the government action. In 1965 the government introduced laws to use predominantly the Sinhala language in government offices. However, no large scale Tamil protests were seen. But after the 1971 amendment act, protests started to grow. In 1972 Sri Lanka became a republic severing judicial links with the British Empire. Sri Lankan law became supreme and no further recourse was possible if one was aggrieved by the verdict of local courts. Meanwhile a new generation of educated Tamils started to emerge from the north and the east. ‘Low caste’ previously marginalised Tamils started to study and gain employment. In 1973 university standardisation was introduced as a means of equitably distributing taxpayer funds across the country. It disadvantaged students from Colombo, Galle, Jaffna and Kandy of all ethnicities but was favourable to students from Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya, Vanni, Monaragala and other less developed districts. The percentage of Tamils in universities hardly changed but the composition between Vellalar Jaffna Tamils and other Tamils changed. Jaffna Vellalar Tamils were furious over it. Meanwhile this made the government and mainstream political parties even more popular among non-Vellalar Tamils. Although the 1977 election which was held under the first-past-the-post system hid the growth in support for mainstream political parties, it was clearly shown in percentages and margins. TULF failed to get the addition of percentages of ACTC and ITAK. Votes for SLFP and UNP increased in 1977 though under the election system they couldn’t win seats.

    The problem has been the Greed of the Vellala Tamils to Lanka’s resources and their unwillingness to share the Equally with the rest of the population. One look at the Eelam Map proves my point.

    The East was never an exclusive Tamil habitation. In fact the boundary of the Sinhala Kingdom of Kandy ran through Elephant Pass. Documents in the Dutch National Archives prove it. The Jaffna Tamil Kingdom was defeated by the Portuguese and the Dutch defeated the Portuguese. Hence the Dutch document proves that The Tamil Kingdom of Jaffna ended at Elephant Pass even when the Tamils Ruled it.

    Elephant Pass

    De compagnie stond in de 17de eeuw dikwijls op vijandelijke voet met de koning van Kandy, die sterk verbonden was met het boeddhistische deel van de Ceylonese bevolking. Bij Elephant Pass was een smalle landengte waar een fort gebouwd werd om de grens met het gebied van de koning te bewaken. Olifanten die op Ceylon waren gevangen, werden langs dit punt naar Jaffna gebracht om verkocht te worden in India, vandaar de naam Elephant Pass. (http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/location/?id=813)

    Translation

    During the 17th century the Company was engaged in a war of attrition with the king of Kandy, who had close ties with Ceylon’s Buddhist population. There was a narrow tongue of land at Elephant Pass a fort was built to guard the border with the king’s territory. Elephants captured on Ceylon were herded past here to Jaffna to be sold in India, hence the name Elephant Pass.

    I will rebut the rest of your propagandist Lies in a subsequent post.

    Kind Regards

    OTC

    I acknowledge the use of writings of Ms Pearl Thevanayagam, Dr Thomas Johnpulle and Dr Sebastian Rasalingam (all Tamils) and that of Mr Neville Jayaweera.

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      Great post, Off the Cuff.

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        Thank you Siva

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      Off the head,

      When one is talking about Apples this idiot is responding about Pineapples. Sinhala-Buddhist hegemony and bigotry (affects the whole country) is one thing and the Tamil-Hindu caste system (affects only a community) is another thing.

      Apples and Pineapples are two totally different things man. LOL!

      Right now Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah is talking about Sinhala-Buddhist hegemony and bigotry. When she talk about the Tamil-Hindu caste system you can come back with the above, right now go and pee and get back to bed.

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        Dear James,

        I understand your predicament as you have no facts to refute what I have written.

        Hopefully Usha, your TGTE propagandist, has facts to prove her case and will respond with a better post than your idiotic ad hominem.

        I pity your lack of English comprehension.
        Usha has written about the ROOT CAUSE OF STRIFE IN SRI LANKA.
        That ROOT CAUSE is the GREED and INHUMANITY of the VELLALA Tamils of Jaffna. A minority amongst the Tamil Polity, who like Prabhakaran is now trying to be the sole representative of the Tamils. Perhaps you are one of them, Usha is.
        Beware of the Pine needles!

        She tried to draw a red herring to cover the ROOT CAUSE by bashing the Buddhists which seems to be in fashion these days.

        Usha Speculates and I have given FACTS.

        You say “When she talk about the Tamil-Hindu caste system you can come back with the above, right now go and pee and get back to bed.”

        Only an Idiot will believe that Usha will write about the the IGNOMINIOUS SLAVERY that the Ruling Tamils practiced on the Tamil Polity. She has also written about the Indian Tamils showing a motherly concern when the Vellala’s considered the Indian Tamils the lowest scum of the earth! Hypocrisy has no bounds. The Slave Driver showing belated compassion!

        No different to the compassion that was extended to the little children of the Low Cast Tamils, sacrificed at Prabahkaran’s Altar, built with Money contributed by people like Usha and Rudra! Belated Humanitarians to the fore!

        Hope you did not get up from bed after wetting it!

        PROVE ME WRONG with facts.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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          Off the head,

          Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah is talking about Sinhala-Buddhist hegemony and bigotry. Instead of any counter arguments to her article, you are talking about something totally different (Tamil-Hindu caste system) and expecting her to respond to your cut and paste article. Man, apples and pineapples are not the same.

          Calling you a moron is too decent.

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            Dear James,

            Your professional propagandist Usha Sri Skander-Raja writes BLATANT LIES designed to pull the wool on unsuspecting foreigners. She tries to make them believe that they are the underdogs.

            You say “Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah is talking about Sinhala-Buddhist hegemony and bigotry.“

            As I said before your English Language skills are below par. Get someone to help. Perhaps Burning Issue can help.

            Usha is writing about the ROOT CAUSE OF STRIFE in Sri Lanka. She even says ”bigotry is the root cause of strife in Sri Lanka. If it were not, there will be recognition and respect for everyone’s rights, not a denial of those rights

            Please note the emphasized text that exposes Usha’s hypocrisy. How can SLAVERY exist if everyone’s RIGHTS are respected? Slavery did exist in the North and you have no way of denying it because it is DOCUMENTED FACT.

            She is right when she says Bigotry is a cause but she omits Greed which is the other cause.

            She tries to pin that bigotry on a section of the Sinhala population, the Buddhists by saying, that is what she believes. At the same time she is covering up the real Bigotry that caused strife. She covers the rioting amongst Tamils in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931 because she cannot scapegoat it on the Buddhists, the overwhelming majority of which are Sinhalese.

            You further state “Instead of any counter arguments to her article, you are talking about something totally different (Tamil-Hindu caste system)”

            That again is due to your limited comprehension. I have provided an unassailable counter to her attempt at scapegoating and you could not deny what I have written and could only think of urinating (vide your previous comment)

            You say “ …and expecting her to respond to your cut and paste article”

            I don’t expect her to respond as I have exposed her lies and she nor you nor Burning Issue, who is yapping from the sidelines have any FACTS to refute mine. She has run away from many a debate though she once bragged that she was a member of her school debate team.

            My comments are mainly aimed at the Foreign Audience and the unbiased Sri Lankans who are not aware of what the Brahmin Vellala Nexus did to Lanka. These are the people, the likes of Usha, is trying to deceive. I have placed facts on the table and your inability to contest them proves to that intelligent foreigner and the Sri Lankan, the deception and cunning of the Vellala Brahmin Nexus. Hence I do not care whether you, Usha and the whole lot of propagandists rebut my comments or not. Either way my objective is achieved.

            But I have enough Factual Material to show that the Tamils are not homogenous and are divided generally into 3 groups.

            On top of the pyramid lies the Ruling Class of Brahmins and Vellalas. Who when dealing with the lower rungs of Tamil society are completely ruthless and devoid of any semblance of Humanity. They are the educated as education for the others were denied by the Vellala Brahmin Nexus.

            Then comes the Servile class of Low cast Tamils who form the Lanka Tamil majority. They work either free or for a pittance as Slaves for the Ruling Vellala Brahmin Nexus. They were Uneducated and deprived of an Education by the Vellala Brahmin Nexus.

            At the bottom of that pyramid are the Indian Tamils known as the Coolies. They are treated as Human Excreta by the Tamil Elite rulers who control the politics and the economy of the North.

            Today we have the same Bigoted ruling class who denied every conceivable human right to the Tamils of the North, shedding Crocodile Tears on behalf of the Indian Tamils.

            These Vellala and Brahmin Hindu Bigots of which only a handful are Human, were the Top Dogs amongst the Tamil community ruling the North with an Iron Fist.

            You have no way of refuting what I have written about the real root cause of Ethnic Strife in Lanka as I base my comments on Facts not innuendo and subterfuge like Usha and her compatriots.

            Please remember that it was your money (200 million USD per annum) that destroyed the North. It was the inhuman Vellala Brahmin Nexus that included cowards such as yourself, Usha and Rudra who stayed safely out of Prabahkaran’s reach, educating and nurturing your children in luxury, while pushing 9 year old Wanni Tamil children to fight a man’s war and a certain death.

            That massive amount of money could have turned the North to rival Singapore’s economy but that was not good enough for the GREEDY Brahmin Vellala Nexus. They were a Minority amongst the Minorities with a massive majority complex. Nothing short of unfettered power was sufficient. They were and still are unable to share Lanka’s resources Equally. That is the ROOT CAUSE of Strife.

            Today Brahmin Vellala Nexus has exported the cast differences overseas and it is simmering in Canada, UK and wherever there is a sizable Tamil Brahmin Vellala population.

            Prabahkaran lost because he did not have the manpower to fight, as a Million cowardly Tamils of the ruling class deserted the cause and ran away in search of money. Another prime example of the Tamil Ruling Class’s insatiable GREED. The following puts it in perspective, “the more and more rapacious demands of the Tamils” (p.240 — Jane Russell.)

            Please explain why there was strife amongst the Tamils, with Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931. Lanka still had a majority Buddhist population then. There was no Sinhala Tamil ethnic strife. Who is your scapegoat for the Tamil Tamil Riots?

            Obviously you need to use a Mackintosh on your bed and a pamper when you are awake.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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        James,

        It is because OTC cannot defend the catastrophic Sinhala Buddhist blander! The Sinhala Buddhists have been in charge of Sri Lanka since 1948 and they have screwed up big time. What has the Caste System of the Tamils got to do with them screwing the country? Any form of caste system is abhorrent and there are no two ways about it. One has to read the Book authored by SB Synanaiyake entitled “Understanding the Sinhalese” where there is a chapter dedicated for the Sinhala Caste System! Unlike the Tamils, the Sinhalese can identify a person by caste by the spelling of their names! I also learned that certain villages are exclusively for certain castes!

        OTC is completely bankrupt and I feel very sorry for him/her. I have known this individual for many years starting with Groudviews!

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      First of all you have to understand that the so called “Hinduism” or “Hindu religion” is the creation of invaders like British.

      Before British invasion, India was one of the richest countries in the world. Per capita production of food grains was more than 1000 Kgs per annum. British destroyed all the creativity and hard work of Indians.

      There are several languages and faiths having thousands of practices in India but there is absolutely no conflict among the people. Britishers only practiced divide and rule policy in India.

      People worship animals, birds, plants, tress etc which is nothing but respecting all living creatures.

      Gowdhama Buddha as well as Mahaveer Jain tried to form their own religions in India but miserably failed. Invaders tried to convert Indians forcibly to Islam and Christianity but couldn’t succeed in a big way.

      After British colonial rule, India has elected its Presidents and Prime Ministers from several minority groups. Present Prime Minister Manmohan Singh belongs to Sikh Religion which only shows broad mindedness of the people of India.

      Can Sri Lanka elect a Tamil as its President? If not, then please don’t talk about the Indian caste system.

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        Dear RVR,

        You ask “Can Sri Lanka elect a Tamil as its President?”

        Yes if there is a Tamil statesman or woman who can win the confidence of the Majority. confrontational politics will not achieve that.

        There is no such person in the horizon as those that did were bumped off by the LTTE.

        Murali is a possibility.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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      Try harder…off the cuff

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        “Try harder…off the cuff”

        Are you not satisfied?

        Thanks!

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        Dear Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah, TGTE Propagandist

        Try Harder for what?

        Your lies have been exposed and you have absolutely no defense.
        My next post will deal with the rest of the Lies that you are trying to propagate.

        What ever you try you cannot get away from the fact that it was the Vellala Brahmin Nexus which subjugated the Tamil polity and caused strife when strife never existed.

        The existence of that nexus is attested to by Tamils themselves. Ms Perle Thevanayagam the Tamil Journalist who worked for the Leader and is today writing from UK being one of them. She is active on CT too. Are you claiming that she is a LIAR?

        Another Tamil who has acknowledged the Slavery (though in innocuous terms) is 78 year old Dr Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham the Olympic and Asian Games Medalist and the first president of the Global Tamil Forum who was ousted from that position for moderating his stance on separatism by hard liners of the BTF led by Rev Fr Dr S.J. Emmanuel. He is today the Adviser on Education and Sports to the Northern Governor Maj Gen (retd) G A Chandrasri. Are you claiming that he is also a LIAR?

        I have given the personal experiences of Mr (Dr?) Sebastian Rasalingam that relates his and his Indian Tamil wife’s horrendous experiences in the Brahmin Vellala Nexus dominated North. His writings had struck a chord with Mrs Perle Thevanayagam and she praises the truthfulness of Mr Rasalingam. Is She a LIAR to acknowledge what Mr Rasalingam wrote?

        I have also given excerpts from Dr Thomas Johnpulle confirming the Slavery practiced on the Northern polity by a ruling minority Nexus of Brahmins and Vellalars.

        Quote from the Government Agent Jaffna.

        In the early 1960s, a black psychiatrist from Martinique named Franz Fanon wrote an explosive little book titled the “The wretched of the earth”.

        Fanon’s work was based mostly on data he had collected while working as a psychiatrist in Algeria where the oppression of the local people by the French was one of the most brutal chapters in the history of colonialism. Fanon could as well have written that book had he collected his data from among the so called pariah casts of Jaffna.

        What it meant to be a non-Vellala
        Up until the mid 1960s when I was GA, the non-Vellalas performed all the mundane or menial tasks of Tamil society. They were the artisans, the merchants, the potters, the toddy tappers, the tenant farmers and farm labourers, barbers, road sweepers, etc, and not least the warriors. Even the fisher-folk, who among the Sinhala have a preeminent place, were in the eyes of the Vellalas, outcastes. According to a classification done by Simon Casie Chitty of the CCS in the 19th century, there were 152 of these non-Vellala castes in Jaffna, all of them categorized as pariah and the workers and their functions were permanently locked to each other by heredity.
        The central characteristic of Jaffna’s caste structure was the congruence of heredity with economic and social deprivation. That is to say, if someone was born into any of the non-Vellala castes, he was permanently locked into his prescribed role, and was also inextricably tied to his village. He had no opportunities for betterment, or for upward or territorial mobility, however clever or entrepreneurial he may be.
        This was in sharp contrast to the Sinhala caste system, where anyone outside the dominant Goigama caste could not only match, but often excel the Goigama in economic and social power. That was not possible within the Tamil caste system, within which no one outside the hallowed Vellala caste could aspire to heights that were the preserve of the Vellalas.

        What follows is a narration of how I got drawn into a study of that phenomenon, and a record of my paltry efforts at alleviating it.

        Denial of temple entry
        Once the political storms had subsided and my administration had resumed course on a seemingly calm sea, I sensed another storm cloud gathering over the horizon. However this time, it was not a conflict with the government that was rearing its head but an internal conflict, between the Brahmin and Vellala owned temple authorities on one side, and the non-Vellala castes on the other.

        The Brahmins, who were at the apex of the caste ladder, were primarily a priestly group, mostly officiating in temples, and their numbers among the people of Jaffna were too minuscule to provide a basis for power.

        The Vellalas were the next rung on the caste ladder. Although they constituted only about 40% of the total Tamil population, they were the dominant caste, but they were more than merely a dominant caste. They also constituted an economic class, a formidable power system, owning most of the means of production, and exercising total social, economic and political control.

        The non–Vellalas were all those castes who fell outside the Vellala fold, and included even the fisher folk. They owned little or no land and had no basis for economic or social power. For thousands of years, first when they lived in India before they migrated into Jaffna, and later, throughout their sojourn in the Jaffna Peninsula, the non-Vellalas had been subjected to an existence of anonymity and degradation, and had been deprived of access to any means whereby to improve the quality of their lives. One of the most outrageous deprivations they suffered was the denial of access to temples, which was another way of saying that they did not exist even in God’s mind. They were non-persons!

        By the mid 1960s I sensed that the consciousness of the non-Vellalas was hardening and that they had begun to strain at their shackles. The first overt manifestation of unrest was, a demand from them to be given access to all temples, and a readiness to force the issue through civil strife.

        The Prevention of Social Disabilities Act of 1957 had made the denial of entry into places of worship on grounds of caste, an offence. However, as late as 1964 the practice of denying the non-Vellalas entry to temples in Jaffna continued, as if the Act had never been passed. Several delegations from these castes began to see me and protest the refusal of temple authorities to give them access to temples and said that if I did not take action to enforce the law they will take the law into their own hands. Significantly, there were no protests from any of the 11 MPs of my district over my failure to enforce the Social Disabilities Act, and of course they were all from the Vellala caste! Equally sinister was that all 14 DROs of my district seemed to pour cold water on any move by me to even look into the problem, and needless to say the DROs were also from the Vellala caste! I realized I had to do something, but I was hemmed in, without any space for manoeuvre. Therefore I decided that before resorting to law enforcement procedures, I should do some independent probing.

        The responses I got from every leading Hindu citizen of Jaffna whom I consulted was that the denial of entry into temples, and indeed the whole Tamil caste system, was deeply embedded in the Hindu religion, and that any attempt by me to enforce the law will not only be resisted, but will be interpreted as an act of sacrilege, and furthermore, that it will embroil me in a confrontation which will be far more problematic than the attempt to enforce the Sinhala Only policy. Needless to say, all those whom I had consulted were also Vellalas!!

        On the other hand the Christians whom I consulted were all of the opinion that the caste system was evil but they also conformed to it willingly and would not violate its boundaries.

        I realised that the issue that was now confronting me had potential for turmoil on a horrendous scale, especially because I was a Sinhala, and it was easy to allege that that a Sinhala GA was trying to divide Tamil society for political ends.

        On the other hand, I also realized that those whom I had consulted were very sincere in their belief that their religion did really sanction their rigid caste system. However, I was also aware that what they believed was not consistent with the Hindu scriptures that I knew of, but my knowing the truth subjectively was not sufficient. I had to prove it to them objectively. I reasoned therefore that my first priority must be to research the Brahmin/Vellala claim seriously and confront them with my findings before resorting to law enforcement procedures.

        The GA Jaffna has compared the OPPRESSION practiced by the Vellala Brahmin Nexus to the Worst and Most Brutal Colonial Domination of Algerians by the French. He is not exaggerating.

        Are you still trying to say that the Vellala Brahmin Nexus and Hindu Bigotry was not the cause of strife? I have proven it using facts try and disprove them by using your debating skills acquired as a member of your school debating team.

        Please explain why there was strife amongst the Tamils, with Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931. Lanka still had a majority Buddhist population then. There was no Sinhala Tamil ethnic strife. Who is your scapegoat for the Tamil Tamil Riots?

        BTW you deserted our debate after challenging me 11 months ago.
        The following remains unanswered to date.

        http://groundviews.org/2013/04/11/the-empty-findings-of-sri-lankas-military-court-of-inquiry/#comment-52181
        http://groundviews.org/2013/04/11/the-empty-findings-of-sri-lankas-military-court-of-inquiry/#comment-52242
        http://groundviews.org/2013/04/11/the-empty-findings-of-sri-lankas-military-court-of-inquiry/#comment-52286
        http://groundviews.org/2013/04/11/the-empty-findings-of-sri-lankas-military-court-of-inquiry/#comment-52287
        http://groundviews.org/2013/04/11/the-empty-findings-of-sri-lankas-military-court-of-inquiry/#comment-52322
        http://groundviews.org/2013/04/11/the-empty-findings-of-sri-lankas-military-court-of-inquiry/#comment-52381
        http://groundviews.org/2013/04/11/the-empty-findings-of-sri-lankas-military-court-of-inquiry/#comment-52607

        I also caught you trying to trying deceptively use HRW’s Kenneth Roth’s name to validate fraudulant figures. My reply to your lame excuse has not been responded since April 17, 2013!

        You see Usha, however hard you try, you nor anyone else can substantiate LIES.

        Usha please stop writing to the gallery and substantiate your claims with facts instead of Rhetoric designed to fool the Foreigners and the uninitiated Tamils.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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          People can now understand as to why I stopped exchanging views with this person. He has lost his marbles fair and squire! Can this person defend the Sinhala Buddhist record post-independence?

          Tamil caste system is wrong the same way the Sinhala caste system is wrong. Times have changed and rigidity of the caste practices are seldom seen these days. I stand by what I said; I did not witness slavery in Jaffna! There were issue in some rural areas with Kovil entrance and a few caste related fighting. But when it comes to matrimonial side, the practice is rigidly followed the same as the Sinhala caste system.

          Anyhow, what is the relevance of the caste system and the Sinhala Buddhist catastrophic failure in building a nation?

          This person is desperate and exhibits complete bankruptcy!

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            Dear Burning Issue,

            So you decided to hide your reply instead of responding where a reply is expected, under my post of March 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm?

            You bleat like a sheep “Tamil caste system is wrong the same way the Sinhala caste system is wrong”

            Tamil Cast System was Brutal SLAVERY practiced on the Majority Tamil population by a minority Tamil Ruling class. Read Ms Perle Thevanayagam and others The Sinhala system was not. The difference was clearly enumerated by the former GA Jaffna. Read it and respond point by point. You are still making excuses because you too are a high cast. What a shame.

            You say ” I stand by what I said; I did not witness slavery in Jaffna! ”

            You may stand on your head but you don’t have any integrity left. Only a person who is complicit in that Brutality can say they did not see it and ignore the evidence.

            You are LYING even in the face of evidence emanating from a person of towering integrity, Ms Pearle Thevanayagam, a journalist of repute.

            Are you claiming that Ms Perle Thevanayagam is a LIAR, Mr Sebastian Rasalingam who was a victim of that BRUTAL SLAVERY is hallucinating, Dr Thomas Johnpulle is a Liar, Mr Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham is a LIAR and you are the ONLY one telling the Truth?

            You don’t know when to stop lying.

            What a sorry excuse of a Human are you? Feigning concern for Human Rights!

            You bleat “There were issue in some rural areas with Kovil entrance and a few caste related fighting.”

            Down playing for damage control?

            You say “But when it comes to matrimonial side, the practice is rigidly followed the same as the Sinhala caste system.”

            This is not about marriage. It is about the Human Rights of the Low Cast Tamils that you collectively VIOLATED by denying education, denying territorial mobility and confining them to open prisons, denying proper wages, denying Drinking Water, denying religious freedom, denying the right to cover the female upper body in an attire of their choice, denying the men the right to cover their upper body,denying the use of jewelery, denying the use of drummers even at a funeral, denying travel by public transport (Train and Bus), denying equal seating in schools, etc (is that enough?)

            You say “Can this person defend the Sinhala Buddhist record post-independence?”

            Bring on the specifics as I asked you earlier and try me.

            Read the following carefully and explain why there was no Sinhala Tamil Riots for over a Century but there were 4 TAMIL/TAMIL Riots during that period.

            The Mahavamsa was written by monk Mahanama in the 6th Century in Pali. The Attakata is older than that and has contributed to the Mahavamsa. The English translation of the Mahavamsa was published in 1836. Buddhism has existed in Lanka since the 3rd century BCE. Sinhalese have existed in Lanka for Millennia. For 103 years from 1836 to 1939 Sinhala Tamil riots did not exist.

            Given the above factual data please explain why There WERE Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931. Whose Bigotry, Inhumanity and Brutality caused those repeated riots amongst the Tamils?

            The conditions that Goebbels Usha writes about were all present during those 103 years, yet Sinhala/Tamil Riots never happened. Only Tamil/Tamil riots occurred. WHY?

            Kind Regards
            OTC

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              If deception is my aim in respect of my reply appearing here; indeed it is your assertion, I have no business exchanging views with such an individual! It is just not me but many on many forums found you out for what you really are.

              I am in possession of the book “Understanding the Sinhalese” I can easily quote from this book showing the ingrained caste system among the Sinhala. But I feel that two wrongs will not make one right! Main thrust of argument is that, there is no connotation or any form of relevance to the infamous Sinhala Buddhist catastrophic failure in building nation. Usha Sri Skanda-Rajah’s article centres on the Sinhala Buddhist bigotry that ruined the nation. The Tamil caste system though an abhorrent practice as it was; did not cause a national catastrophe!

              Explain the divisive policies such as Sinhala Only, Prominence to Buddhism, Removal of Constitutional protection of the minorities, systematic exclusions of non-Tamil personnel in key positions to this forum.

              As far as I can see, you are intellectually bankrupt and dishonest; I have no business talking to such individuals. Good luck!

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                Dear Burning Issue,

                You say “The Tamil caste system though an abhorrent practice as it was;…”

                Have you accepted what Ms Perle Thevanayagam, Mr Sebastian Rasalingam, Dr Thomas Johnpulle, Dr Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham and Mr Nevile Jayaweera describes in their writings? They expose a Brutal form of Slavery practiced in the North under the guise of CAST. The GA also exposes the COLLUSION by ALL the Elected representatives and High public officials (who were all Vellalar) to subvert the Law and maintain their dominant status.

                You said you did not see what those people saw.
                Hence either the people named above were Lying or You are Lying.
                All the evidence points to the named persons above relating the Truth.

                I can show you how the Brutal Slavery and suppression of the Tamil polity By the Vellalars caused a National catastrophe. But honesty is a basic requirement. It has not been forthcoming up to now.

                You can quote anything from your book as I am eagerly awaiting to be educated on how the Slavery of the North has a parallel amongst the Sinhalese.

                You say “Explain the divisive policies such as Sinhala Only, Prominence to Buddhism, Removal of Constitutional protection of the minorities, …”

                Please remember Sinhala Only was NEVER implemented in the North and the North’s administration was in Tamil. And previous to The Language Policy in 1956 it was English Only which a near 100% of the population did not understand. Which became a tool in the hands of the few English educated to dominate the whole population. We can debate this further after you accept the evidence provided by the four Tamil persons and the GA Jaffna about the real situation in the North.

                Lanka has never been a secular state. Buddhism was prominent in Lanka since 300BC. The Tooth Relic was the symbol of power. Even the Brits undertook to protect Buddhism and to rule according to Buddhist tenants. That they reneged on that and made Christianity the defacto state religion is another matter. Registration of Marriages is a legal function (The church has no power to grant a divorce). But the Brits did not remove that legal function from the Church. Hence Lanka never had a complete separation of State and Religion. UK is not Secular even today. USA says she is secular but their most important state document continue to advertise God.

                You say “systematic exclusions of non-Tamil personnel in key positions to this forum”

                I cannot for the life of me understand why the govt is blamed if the Colombo Telegraph management has “systematically removed Tamil people” as you allege!

                I note that you have avoided an answer to the following questions (Goebbels Usha has avoided it like the Plague).

                Usha and you are attempting to scape goat the Buddhists Sinhalese for the STRIFE in Sri Lanka. Strangely Christian Sinhalese, Christian Tamils, Tamil Hindu’s and every other community are blameless.

                Her argument and yours is based on the following
                1. Monk Mahanama wrote the Mahavamsa and a purported “Mahavamsa Buddhism” was born.
                2. This Mahavamsa Buddhism became the dominant religion amongst the Sinhalese.
                3. It is these purported “Mahavamsa Buddhist” that are solely responsible for strife in Lanka.

                Question 1
                The Mahavamsa was written in the 6th century. Hence these purported “Mahavamsa Buddhists” existed for over 1500 years. Can you detail the time line of STRIFE solely attributable to them from the 6th century to the present day in the 21st century?

                The English Translation of the Mahavamsa was published in 1836. Hence English educated “Mahavamsa Buddhists” existed from that time onwards.

                Question 2.
                For 103 years after the English translation appeared, Tamil/Sinhala STRIFE did not exist.

                Please explain why there was peace, though the population of Sinhala Buddhists (and hence your whipping horse, the purported “Sinhala Mahavamsa Buddhists”) increased?

                Question 3
                Explain why during this centuries of peace between the Tamils and Sinhalese, why Tamils were at war with Tamils in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931 without any “Mahavamsa Buddhist” involvement?

                The foregoing facts makes it clear that strife in Sri Lanka had other reasons and you and TGTE’s Goebbels, Usha S Sri SkandaRaja are scapegoating the Sinhalese Buddhists in an attempt to deceive the world by hiding the real reasons for Strife, namely the inability of the Vellala-Brahmin Nexus to share Sri Lanka’s resources Equally and Equitably.

                Simply put, the insatiable Greed of the Vellala-Brahmins who have been indoctrinated from Birth and from time immemorial, that they were Created by the Hindu God to Rule over the lesser Mortals.

                To people such as yourself this Brutality is so common place that it has become invisible (despite the rhetoric to the contrary).

                You started this discussion by making cowardly snide remarks addressed to James on March 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm. Instead of addressing me and contesting what I wrote. I ignored your cowardly comment. Now you want to run away because you have no answers to my questions. This has been a pattern with you. But if you think you can overcome my arguments using Facts, I am ready and able to take you on.

                On the other hand if you think you can overwhelm me with Lies an Innuendo you are sadly mistaken. Usha tried it and ran away when I exposed the duplicity of Ms Yasmin Sooka and I have provided the links to that in my reply to her.

                Whether we continue the debate or not rests with you.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  Dei!
                  [Edited out] We are sorry the comment language is English – CT

                  Chennai Thamizhan Munusamy

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                    Munusamy

                    How did you manage to escape CT’s stringent comment rules?

                    Why don’t you take all your Tamil speaking and Sinhala speaking Demelas back to your ancestral home which is theirs too?

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        Wow, what a brilliant, succint response, befitting a “senator” of La La Land :D You’ve certainly demolished all of his points with this gem :D

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      Off the cuff,

      koheda yanna malle pol! (a clear case of where are you going, coconut in my bag).

      Your response to Ms Usha Sri-Skanda-Rajah’s article has no relevance what so ever, just a complete waste of cyber space.

      Your response to this article reminds me of the story of the Cow and Coconut tree. ‘Some primary school students were asked to prepare essays on subjects such a ‘coconut tree’ and ‘cow.’ They were lazy students and they wanted to know which among the two would show up on the exam. They heard from reliable resources that they would ask to write ten sentences about a coconut tree. All of them thoroughly learnt ten sentences to be written about the coconut tree. But as they sat in the exam, to their great dismay the only question that appeared was about a cow. Some of the students found it difficult even to start and they left the examination hall. Some other students wrote ‘in Sri Lanka cows are usually tied up to the coconut trees and then wrote 9 more sentences on ‘coconut tree’ and completed the subject’. LOL

      You have to grow up OTF, however try harder.

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        Dear Janaka Fernando,

        I believe you should read my responses to James.

        All I can say is that your English comprehension is no better than his.

        Please explain why there was strife amongst the Tamils, with Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931. Lanka still had a majority Buddhist population then. There was no Sinhala Tamil ethnic strife. The monk Mahanama’s Mahavamsa existed. But yet no Sinhala Tamil Strife! What a paradox! Who or what is your scapegoat for the Tamil Tamil Riots?

        The first Sinhala Tamil riot was in 1939 and it was instigated by GG Ponnambalam who used racism by making public racist speeches to dethrone the Arunachelems’ political hold on the North. Please read my posts for detailed information.

        BTW are you denying the existence of the Vellala Brahmin Nexus in the Tamil North and elsewhere?

        Please read the “The wretched of the earth” by Franz Fanon a psychiatrist from Martinique. It describes the French oppression of Algerians, one of the most brutal chapters in the history of colonialism. Then interpose known data of how the Vellala Brahmin Nexus Brutalized the Northern Polity to have an inkling of how BRUTALLY, the Vellala Brahmin Tamils Nexus, ground the ordinary Tamil polity under their Jack Boots.

        Humanitarians my foot!

        Dispense with the Lies. Those Low cast Tamils found emancipation due to the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act first enacted in 1957 and then amended to give more teeth in 1971 (as the 1957 Act was being flouted with impunity in the North) that this supposedly racist Sinhala govt enacted. Strangely all those who were found contravening the Act were Tamils!

        The Sinhalese are the majority through no fault of their own. In a Democracy the govt will be elected by the majority. It is the same anywhere in the Democratic world. Tamils and Muslims have been elected from Sinhala Majority electorates. Can you say the same thing where the electorate had a Tamil majority?

        Race is no bar to be elected to the Highest office of Lanka. Any Tamil aspiring to be the President or the Prime Minister must necessarily win the confidence of the majority unless a perverted system as proposed by GG Ponnambalam is employed to turn the numerical majority into a minority. Are there any such Tamil politician even in the horizon? All the Tamil Politicians around are wielding swords!

        The illustrious Lakshman Kadirgamar won the hearts of the majority due to his impartiality. Minister Jeyraj Fernadopulle won a Sinhala majority electorate. Muthiah Muralidaran is a Tamil who have won the hearts of the Sinhala community and if he decides to contest from a Sinhala majority electorate he will be elected by the Sinhalese.

        You use a Sinhala name. It can be a pseudonym or a real one. Only you know the truth.

        Usha is writing about Strife. She tries to substantiate it with her beliefs instead of factual evidence! You may be gullible to swallow her bait but I am not. I can recognize and counter her LIES.

        Sri Lanka belongs to ALL her citizens. Her resources belong Equally to ALL her citizens. There are no exclusive race enclaves. The greed of people like Usha can be gauged from the Eelam Map. Did you have a look at it lately! As long as that Greed persists strife will persist.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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        Dear Janaka Fernando,

        I believe you should read my responses to James.

        All I can say is that your English comprehension is no better than his.

        Please explain why there was strife amongst the Tamils, with Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931. Lanka still had a majority Buddhist population then. There was no Sinhala Tamil ethnic strife. The monk Mahanama’s Mahavamsa existed. But yet no Sinhala Tamil Strife! What a paradox! Who or what is your scapegoat for the Tamil Tamil Riots?

        The first Sinhala Tamil riot was in 1939 and it was instigated by GG Ponnambalam who used racism by making public racist speeches to dethrone the Arunachelems’ political hold on the North.

        BTW are you denying the existence of the Vellala Brahmin Nexus in the Tamil North and elsewhere?

        Please read the “The wretched of the earth” by Franz Fanon a psychiatrist from Martinique. It describes the French oppression of Algerians, one of the most brutal chapters in the history of colonialism. Then interpose known data of how the Vellala Brahmin Nexus Brutalized the Northern Polity to have an inkling of how BRUTALLY, the Vellala Brahmin Tamils Nexus, ground the ordinary Tamil polity under their Jack Boots.

        Humanitarians my foot!

        Dispense with the Lies. Those Low cast Tamils found emancipation due to the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act first enacted in 1957 and then amended to give more teeth in 1971 (as the 1957 Act was being flouted with impunity in the North) that this supposedly racist Sinhala govt enacted. Strangely all those who were found contravening the Act were Tamils!

        The Sinhalese are the majority through no fault of their own. In a Democracy the govt will be elected by the majority. It is the same anywhere in the Democratic world. Tamils and Muslims have been elected from Sinhala Majority electorates. Can you say the same thing where the electorate had a Tamil majority?

        Race is no bar to be elected to the Highest office of Lanka. Any Tamil aspiring to be the President or the Prime Minister must necessarily win the confidence of the majority unless a perverted system as proposed by GG Ponnambalam is employed to turn the numerical majority into a minority. Are there any such Tamil politician even in the horizon? All the Tamil Politicians around are wielding swords!

        The illustrious Lakshman Kadirgamar won the hearts of the majority due to his impartiality. Minister Jeyraj Fernadopulle won a Sinhala majority electorate. Muthiah Muralidaran is a Tamil who have won the hearts of the Sinhala community and if he decides to contest from a Sinhala majority electorate he will be elected by the Sinhalese.

        You use a Sinhala name. It can be a pseudonym or a real one. Only you know the truth.

        Usha is writing about Strife. She tries to substantiate it with her beliefs instead of factual evidence! You may be gullible to swallow her bait but I am not. I can recognize and counter her LIES.

        Sri Lanka belongs to ALL her citizens. Her resources belong Equally to ALL her citizens. There are no exclusive race enclaves. The greed of people like Usha can be gauged from the Eelam Map. Did you have a look at it lately! As long as that Greed persists strife will persist.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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        James you are a genius, I couldn’t have said it better!

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          Dear Ms Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah,
          (the Paul Joseph Goebbels of the TGTE),

          You applaud “James you are a genius, I couldn’t have said it better!”

          Of course he is a genius but he can only think of urinating (vide his comment, he actually said piss).

          He is now using a Mackintosh and a Pamper and pondering how to respond to my reply of March 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm. Please help him.

          Shame on you Usha if you can think only about the toilet instead of the subject matter presented.

          I and many others can see that you are lost for words but please answer this simple question.

          The Mahavamsa was written in Pali by monk Mahanama in the 6th Century.

          The Attakata is older than that and has contributed to the Mahavamsa.

          The English translation of the Mahavamsa was published in 1836.

          Buddhism has existed in Lanka since the 3rd century BCE.

          Sinhalese have existed in Lanka for Millennia.

          For 103 years from 1836 to 1939 Sinhala Tamil riots did not exist.

          Given the above factual data please explain why

          There WERE Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931.
          Whose Bigotry, Inhumanity and Brutality caused those repeated riots amongst the Tamils?

          Any scapegoats visible in the Horizon?

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            “Usha the¬ High cast¬ Tamil, practiced a BRUTAL form of”
            “for the Indian Tamils, those who are aware of how the¬ Low Cast¬ Lankan”
            ¬ HIGH CAST–LOW CAST¬

            ¡Hola O.T.C.- (Oligoneuronal Terminal Cockroach)

            U Left prematurely because you are now a V.I.P.(Very Intoxicated Person.)

            Try O.T.(Ostrich Treatment) by David Bowie it answers all abv questions.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0rWbacWgHU

            Un gran Salud,

            Javi Deshpande,

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          USHA like the sewing machine: What a calamity – domino effect!(^‿◕)

          P_P_P_P (@_@)

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      Dear OTC,

      It looks like you read only selected writings of Ms Pearl Thevanayagam. She can be reached at pearltheva@hotmail.com

      Sasitharan at UNHRC Centre-stage Outfoxed Government & Diaspora – Ms Pearl Thevanayagam
      “Call her illiterate which she is not, and call her pro-LTTE but Ms Ananthi Sasitharan made us Tamils proud with her forthrightness and fortitude our erstwhile Tamil diaspora could not muster with their vast funds and campaigning”

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        Dear Anpu old friend,

        My comments here are in response to the BLATANT LIES of a Hypocrite, who together with Rudra and other criminals, bankrolled a destructive war, sacrificing tens of thousands of Tamil children as cannon fodder without batting an eyelid. They are responsible for the war crimes the LTTE committed.

        Today they try to hoodwink the foreigners and the uninitiated Tamils, Muslims, Sinhalese, Burghers and other sections of Sri Lankan polity by scapegoating the Sinhalese by dividing them using religion.

        When Usha and her bandwagon cries for the Indian Tamils, those who are aware of how the Low Cast Lankan Tamils were treated in the North KNOW that those tears are Crocodile Tears from a Hypocrite. You Anpu know that I am writing the truth. I knew Pearl’s email long before you gave it. Lasantha was a friend of mine and Perle T worked for Lasantha and the Leader. Since you have her email as well, write to her and ask her whether I am writing the truth. Better still, ask her to refute what I have written or join the discussion.

        Usha the High cast Tamil, practiced a BRUTAL form of SLAVERY in the North and pretends that the milk of Human Kindness overflows from her breasts for the Indian Tamils. The very same Tamils who were disparagingly referred to as Coolies and considered even beneath the low cast Lankan Tamils. The Indian Tamils were not even considered Human, by the Vellala-Brahmin Nexus. Mr Sebastian Rasalingam has exposed the type of treatment they got when they were in the North. He said that when they came to the South his Sinhalese co workers sat with them to drink tea (unheard of in the North) and that they were able to go to Night School in the South, the penalty for which in the North would have been Rape, Beatings and Dwellings burnt to the ground with impunity and Usha and her bandwagon of cohorts says the Sinhala Buddhists are Bigots! Perhaps because they socialize with the untouchable Tamils of the North!

        And Usha is talking about Bigotry!

        Why not speak the Truth instead of inflammatory falsehoods?
        Most of the Tamils were protected and saved from certain death in 1983 by brave Sinhalese and Burghers who disregarded their own and the safety of their women and children by giving refuge, feeding and subsequently delivering them to safety after the danger subsided. At least half the Tamil Diaspora had their lives saved in that way but only a few like Dr Rajasingham Narendran acknowledge it. UTHRJ acknowledges it and these dumb women with an agenda and greed for power are trying to stir the ethnic pot!

        Where were they when 9 year old Tamil children were dragged from their mothers arms and used as cannon fodder? Where was that Milk of human kindness that their weeping breasts are oozing with for the Indian Tamils they treated as human excreta? Where is that pseudo milk of human kindness today? Have their breasts shriveled and gone bone dry? You see Anpu they will sell their mothers for grabbing power. They have no Humanity.

        Watch these BBC Hard Talk programs to see what Usha, Rudra and the blood thirsty Cowardly Tamils who hid from Prabahkaran overseas did to the Future Tamil Generation. I hope you will assimilate every word that is said. BBC correspondent Stephen Sackur hosts the program.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuW9c0ufiHY
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txpRqAKgyd0
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gXbFPoDWSI

        Listen to the UN officer Javier Aguilar from 3.27 onwards detailing the extent of Child Soldiers
        Listen to an ex-combatant girl from 7.28 onwards relating her experiences.

        While the Tamil children were dying Usha, Rudra and the cowardly hypocrites were educating their siblings and waiting for the day when they can make hay.

        Are you Proud of it? What have you done for these kids that are alive today (tens of thousands of others died) while the terrorist flag wavers were blocking highways and tucking into fast food on the sly ostensibly doing death fasts!

        You collected over 200 million USD per year to Kill. What have you done to rehabilitate them and secure their future? Don’t you owe them compensation for what you collectively stole from them which includes their childhood? Channel at least 100 million USD per year (half the amount you used to finance the killing spree) through the UN, to rebuild the lives of these unfortunates. But that would be wishful thinking.

        What about the civilians killed in train bombs, Bus bombs, Banks, Public Markets, Religious places and public roads? Have you extended a hand of friendship?

        Usha can’t refute anything that I have written and neither can anyone else as I have written the truth. I will be dealing with the rest of the rubbish she wrote in my next post to her.

        Anpu,

        The Mahavamsa was written by monk Mahanama in the 6th Century in Pali.
        The Attakata is older than that and has contributed to the Mahavamsa.
        The English translation of the Mahavamsa was published in 1836.
        Buddhism has existed in Lanka since the 3rd century BCE.
        Sinhalese have existed in Lanka for Millennia.
        For 103 years from 1836 to 1939 Sinhala Tamil riots did not exist.

        Given the above factual data please explain why

        There WERE Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931.
        Whose Bigotry, Inhumanity and Brutality caused those repeated riots amongst the Tamils?

        Usha has not DARED to venture an answer to that question. All the other Pandits crying “Bigotry” has avoided an answer. Perhaps the resident Mahavamsa and Monk Mahanama expert Ms Sharmini Serasinghe will add her 2 cents and enlighten us.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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          Of the bluff,

          Dont be self proclaimed genius by hijacking the valid points highlighted in this article,

          While most of us loathe and hate to the core about the casteism in the minds of the people of Tamils on both side of the strait that does not give you tool to justify the racially incited hatredness from Sinhala racists elements on Tamils.
          And dont come and say Cholas and Pandiays were fighting for thousands of years, hence sinhalese racially inciting hatredness is no way wrong, because you quoted tamil riots in 1871, 1923, 1929. Tamils have been rioting themselves for thousands of years that is internal matter to them, what Usha is highlighting racial bigotry due to certain undesirabale elements.

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            Dear Manisekaran,

            You say “Tamils have been rioting themselves for thousands of years that is internal matter to them,”

            Perhaps that shows your inbuilt character and the propensity to Violence. Do you also beat up your wives?

            When you subjugate a section of Sri Lanka’s Citizenry and Brutalize them as Slaves it becomes a matter for Sri Lanka and not a private matter for the oppressive Vellala/Brahmin Nexus as you claim.

            The mistake the govt did was to allow it to go on for so long. Even the few teeth the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act got was only after it was amended in 1971.

            The govt should have taken steps to dismantle the Brutal Slavery without mollycoddling the Northern Politicians who were leading that Brutality. It should have been criminalized and dismantled soon after independence in 1948. Then the Vellalas would have lost its Iron Grip on the Northern Tamil Polity and we would have had a multicultural North rather than a Monoethnic North that it is today.

            With your logic you can beat up your wife and children and even kill them and claim it is an internal matter of your family. Even an idiot would not cross that line. Though you argue you can.

            The Tamils you are writing about are Lankan Citizens not your personal Slaves to be treated as Chattel. The fighting was due to Bigotry of the Tamil Vellala Brahmin Nexus.

            When Usha embarked on her propaganda and started using the Sinhala Buddhists to hoodwink the World, she never bargained for the exposure of Tamil Vellala Brahmin Nexus and the depravity and brutality that resulted from it.

            The unbiased reader who reads this discussion will see the Goebbels tactics employed by Usha, Rudra and the Gang who Bankrolled this 30 year war sacrificing several Tamil generations of the North. These people are criminals who murdered by proxy.

            I have placed facts on the Table and they are unadulterated Truths. Anyone can research them and verify for themselves. I have given names of Tamils who acknowledge what I have written. They can be contacted and the truth verified.

            We understand why you are looking for scapegoats. You are trying to cover up your BIGOTRY and SLAVERY.

            Read the following carefully and explain why there was no Sinhala Tamil Riots for over a Century but there were 4 TAMIL/TAMIL Riots within that period.

            The Mahavamsa was written by monk Mahanama in the 6th Century in Pali. The Attakata is older than that and has contributed to the Mahavamsa. The English translation of the Mahavamsa was published in 1836. Buddhism has existed in Lanka since the 3rd century BCE. Sinhalese have existed in Lanka for Millennia. For 103 years from 1836 to 1939 Sinhala Tamil riots did not exist.

            Given the above factual data please explain why There WERE Tamil/Tamil Riots in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931. Whose Bigotry, Inhumanity and Brutality caused those repeated riots amongst the Tamils?

            The conditions that Goebbels Usha writes about were all present during those 103 years but Riots never happened. WHY?

            The Truth hurts Manisekaran?

            Kind Regards
            OTC

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      Archaeological Sites Plundered by Thugs. sangam.org/archaeological-sites-plundered/

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    B/)/) I’m gonna use my freedom of speech and tell you to go F-$& yourself ,
    Take this as an example USA has many religions and nationalities yet their Anthem is sung only in English. If your are not happy with things the way they are leave Sri Lanka and go back to where your ancestors originally came from wether it be for south India or from Middle East , and have you counted how many Hindu temples and muslim mosques are in the country . Stop writing Articles that benefit one ethnic or religious group in the country people like you create problems within ethnic groups get a real job .

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    How many Muslims have your people killed during the Pakistani Indian separation? There are issues that need to be addressed but they are not only caused Buddhists or Hindus or Muslims or Christians in the country everybody is equally responsible but I guess you are a typical indian woman who is home bound scared of getting gang raped if you venture outside of your house , and if you are writing this article from within sri Lanka living in a 5 star hotel sipping a martini why don’t you get on the next flight and go back to India since your country is 100% responsible for the carnage in my country

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    Usha: What about Tamil on Tamil bigotry and the backward primitive notion of Caste based discrimination that is part of your scriptures? did you know in the Camps where the IDPs were incarcerated after the war was won had to house yuor so called “upper caste” Brahmins separately from the lower Tamil Tiger caste types? They were cooked food separately by the Army, they children were schooled separately and their had separate housing. That is the backward subservient nature of your caste system. In the 1970s the National Government in Colombo had to send troops to Jaffna to open one of the large Kovils to your so called untouchable lower castes so that they will have an EQUAL right to worship their Hindu gods of choice.

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    Ms Usha:

    You make several good points about the fact that Buddhism being practiced by most (not all) in Sri Lanka is not what was preached by Lord Buddha but a highly corrupted Sri Lankan version. However, your foray from there into a discussion on the Tamil issue is entirely one sided and you lost all credibility in my view. How is ti that you did not identify any Tiger atrocities against innocent sinhalese villagers or the ethnic cleansing of muslims? You seem blinded by hatred like the diaspora Tiger supporters.

    Pragmatist

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      Pragmatist
      I take your point. I am truly sorry for what happened.
      But Tamil militancy (when all else failed) was born of, was a by product of that bigotry – blame the cause not the symptom and do something about it…
      Best regards
      Usha

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    Ponamblam is one many Tamil [Edited out] appointed by British. By the Whey South Indian tamil want a piece land in lanka so desperately so historically so obivous

    By the way sri lanka did not have any war with Hindus. Hindus are north Indian. Tamil are Tamil. Today india play games mainly because of your fatherland Tamil Nadu.
    Tamil love this trying with support of Indian and american and European

    Buddhists temples have Vishnu god due to Buddhism arrival.

    Tamil were invited by European colonialists and provided them citizenship as way to get control over sri lanka, india as well as
    region.
    I know the feeling of section of western men and women who are seeking lost colonies and they are very immune to the word “Tamil”
    They will be there by singing phrase of “human rights” until we the day we move to prosecute them in In Canada and other western countries.

    With that false United nation who run by groups of [Edited out
    ] can be crushed
    along with that other [Edited out] like amnesty international

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    this article and this article “U.N. council steps in where Sri Lanka has failed to act”
    BY DONALD CAMP

    Come from same spy agency

    Sally, this spy agency order their local agents across the globe to publish at least from five to 20 articles a day against sri lanka.
    South African and Dusmond TuTu is most popular black slave agent

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    To understand Sinhala Buddhist bigotry you need go back to their roots. The reason King Asoka converted to Buddhism is because of his guilt from a battle that resulted in murdering over million people in 270 BC. The same army settled in orisa, sir lanka and south east Asia. Their thirst for blood is in their gene.

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    According to what a reasonable person can understand, this writer either should be an utter simpleton or a extremely wicked person to produce a stupid article like this.

    It is an accepted fact that social issues are very complex and are results of multi-variables (multiple causes). The writer attributes the strife in Sri Lanka to a single root cause.

    1. If she produced this article without knowing this simple fact, she cannot not be anything other than just a simpleton.

    2. If she produced it having that knowledge, she cannot produce it without a wicked mindset.

    What is your option, either 1 or 2 above?

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

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      Yapa,

      “According to what a reasonable person can understand, this writer either should be an utter simpleton or a extremely wicked person to produce a stupid article like this. “

      Does the data support her hypothesis.

      Interesting.

      Check out the following comments for:

      1. Copernicus

      2. Galileo

      3. Kepler

      4.Darwin

      5.Thomas Young

      etc.

      `.

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        Amarasiri;

        Another maekka (flea)?

        But all those maekas you mentioned above supports my theory.

        BTW do you know maekka’s story?

        If you want to know give me a ring.

        Thanks!

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      “What is your option, either 1 or 2 above?”
      Both are wrong and never want to understand because you are robo in yellow robes.Phew

      A politician is one who speaks the truth and sandwiches them with lies. JB Shaw

      Right or Wrong but my way is what trade union thugs try- former deputy PM New Labour and the British public gave a kick up his butt because it is very dictatorial like china/Russia.

      Thank

      ◕‿◕

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    Dear Burning Issue,

    Not withstanding our ideological differences I did not expect you to be such a Bigot to even attempt defending the indefensible, the Brutal and Inhuman Tamil Hindu Cast system. The Bigotry that is the Bane of Sri Lanka.

    Contrary to your devious and puny attempts, it has NO parallel within the Sinhalese cast system. The ONLY commonality is just the English Word “CAST”.

    The despicable Hindu Tamil Cast system has no parallel within ANY community in Sri Lanka. It is unique in its Brutality and Inhumanity and proliferates anywhere the Tamil Vellala-Brahmins live amongst the ordinary Tamils.

    What it meant to be a non-Vellala

    Up until the mid 1960s when I was GA, the non-Vellalas performed all the mundane or menial tasks of Tamil society. They were the artisans, the merchants, the potters, the toddy tappers, the tenant farmers and farm labourers, barbers, road sweepers, etc, and not least the warriors. Even the fisher-folk, who among the Sinhala have a preeminent place, were in the eyes of the Vellalas, outcastes.

    According to a classification done by Simon Casie Chitty of the CCS in the 19th century, there were 152 of these non-Vellala castes in Jaffna, all of them categorized as pariah and the workers and their functions were permanently locked to each other by heredity.

    The central characteristic of Jaffna’s caste structure was the congruence of heredity with economic and social deprivation.

    That is to say, if someone was born into any of the non-Vellala castes, he was permanently locked into his prescribed role, and was also inextricably tied to his village.

    He had no opportunities for betterment, or for upward or territorial mobility, however clever or entrepreneurial he may be.

    This was in sharp contrast to the Sinhala caste system, where anyone outside the dominant Goigama caste could not only match, but often excel the Goigama in economic and social power. That was not possible within the Tamil caste system, within which no one outside the hallowed Vellala caste could aspire to heights that were the preserve of the Vellalas.

    The above is quoted from a report written by the Jaffna GA in the 1960s (long after independence).

    Please tell us which of the above are False.

    The Servile class of Tamils were Locked into their allotted professions by HEREDITORY. A road sweeper’s child and grandchild ad infinitum will be Road Sweepers. Toilet Cleaners would remain Toilet Cleaners, Laborers remain Laborers, Tenet farmers remain tenant farmers, even if they are as brilliant as an Einstein!

    Education was deprived to keep them servile for generations. Hindu Schools were out of reach to the Low Casts. Arumuka Navalar left his teaching post as the Principal Mr Percival admitted a Low Cast child to school. Equal seating in schools was only possible after the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act became Law. Prior to that Low Cast children admitted to Missionary Schools had to sit on the floor!

    They could not travel in public transport until the govt Nationalized the Bus service.

    Public wells were taboo to the Low Casts and they had to quench their thirst at designated dirty wells infested with frogs.

    They could reside only in designated villages or Ghettos. Deprived of mobility the Ghettos became open prisons.

    Wearing a blouse to cover the breasts was prohibited. The men had to be bare bodied.

    Jewelery Prohibited.

    Using drums at ceremonies prohibited

    Hindu Temples prohibited.

    There was no social mobility, had no freedom to chose their domicile, had no freedom to marry, had no economic freedom, had no Religious freedom, had no freedom to employ drummers to their ceremonies and even in Death they could not employ drummers at the funeral, could not be cremated where Vellala-Brahmins were cremated and even how the females cover their breasts was dictated to them (no blouse was allowed), the man were prohibited from wearing a shirt and hence they went bare bodied.

    That is just the tip of an ignominious iceberg and you try to find Parallels of that ignominy amongst the Sinhalese!

    You are lucky to be a high cast and be born with an enormous silver spoon in your mouth which the servile class never had access to

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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      “Not withstanding our ideological differences I did not expect you to be such a Bigot to even attempt defending the indefensible, the Brutal and Inhuman Tamil Hindu Cast system. The Bigotry that is the Bane of Sri Lanka.”

      What a gross misrepresentation of me! I agreed with James as to his point of you comparing two different things! I am an ardent opponent of any form caste system. It is inhumane and abhorrent. One cannot say one caste system is better than another; all such systems should belong to biblical period! I grew up in the 60s in Jaffna and I did witness most of the aspects you mentioned and wonder what era you refer to!

      There is nothing to defend or talk about what you posted as it is completely irrelevant to the subject matter of the article in question. Defend if you can the Sinhala Buddhist record in government since independence. You need to face up to the reality that you and your ilk screwed up big time and we are all reaping the fruits of it now!

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        Dear Burning Issue,

        Please don’t assume all of us are fools. It is no secret that you take every opportunity to bash the Buddhists against whom you have an irrational hatred. Your posts stand testimony to that.

        Usha’s article purportedly examines the Root Cause of Strife in Sri Lanka.

        She scape goats the Sinhalese Buddhists by saying she believes that they are responsible. She builds on that belief without any supporting evidence, Goebbels style. The Tamils (read as Vellala Highcasts) are completely absolved of any wrong doing. Hence exterminate the Sinhala Buddhists and this country will be at peace courtesy Geobbels Usha.

        She further states ” If it were not, there will be recognition and respect for everyone’s rights, not a denial of those rights.” That begs the question, Did the respect Usha writes about exist in the North? That it did not and that the Tamil population lived under the Jack Boot of the Vellala-Brahmin Tamil Nexus for centuries is not a secret anymore thanks to forthright Tamil people like Sebastian Rasalingam, Thomas Johnpulle and Ms Perle Thevanayagam who have EXPLICITLY stated what went on behind the Cadjan Curtain. Dr Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham, Olympic medalist and former GTF president has also confirmed the depravity under which the majority Tamil polity lived in the North though in a mild way. They had a modicum of relief ONLY after the 1957 Prevention of Social Disabilities Act was amended in 1971 and privately owned bus companies were Nationalized. You should read the above mentioned writers to understand the depravity they suffered under the Brahmin-Vellala Nexus.

        Once the door is opened you cannot restrict the discussion the way you want it to go.

        In searching for that Root Cause all aspects that give rise to strife can and should be examined unless you have an ulterior motive to restrict the discussion or is afraid.

        You say “One cannot say one caste system is better than another;”

        Don’t be daft BI what the North practices in the name of cast is SLAVERY. And they wanted it codified and written in to the Constitution!

        You say “I grew up in the 60s in Jaffna and I did witness most of the aspects you mentioned and wonder what era you refer to!”

        Re read my posts. Mr Neville Jayaweera the GA Jaffna who implemented the Reasonable use of Tamil Act (even before it was Gazetted) instead of the So called Sinhala only Act in the North, is very explicit about the Era and also about the complicity of all 11 elected Northern MP’s and 14 DROs who were ALL Vellalas in filibustering the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act. A few years later Suntheralingam was arrested and prosecuted for preventing the Low Casts Tamils from entering the Mavidapuram Hindu Temple.

        You say “There is nothing to defend or talk about what you posted as it is completely irrelevant to the subject matter of the article in question.”

        You mean that you cannot defend the Tamil Hndu Vellala-Brahmin Bigotry and Brutality. That figures! The relevancy has been already dealt with.

        You say “Defend if you can the Sinhala Buddhist record in government since independence. You need to face up to the reality that you and your ilk screwed up big time and we are all reaping the fruits of it now!”

        Bring on the specifics and don’t try to limit it to 1948. Usha has already gone as far back as 1799 to the Cleghorn minute. My rebuttal will go further back.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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        Sorry it should read:

        ” I grew up in the 60s in Jaffna and I did not witness most of the aspects you mentioned and wonder what era you refer to! “

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          Dear Burning Issue,

          You say “I grew up in the 60s in Jaffna and I did not witness most of the aspects you mentioned and wonder what era you refer to! “

          That statement, designed to cast doubt, erases any semblance of integrity that you may have had.

          To say that you did not see the brutal slavery under which the majority population of the Northern Tamils were squirming under is to brand Ms Perle Theva, Sebastian Rasalingam, John Fernandopulle and Dr Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham etc as Liars. But it is you who is doing the lying and attempting to cover up what your Tamil Hindu Velala Brahmin Nexus did as the named writers give the true picture.

          Ms Perle Theva says the high casts are trumpeting their casts even overseas. That means even today it is alive and kicking even in Canada, USA, UK, France,Australia etc and you want to know the Era!

          You must have been Blinder than a Bat not to notice the OPENLY PRACTICED Depravity, Brutality and Subjugation of the Majority Tamil polity that Forthright High cast Tamils such as Ms Pearl Thevanayagam has very vividly and explicitly written about. She has very appreciatively and very explicitly confirmed the narrative of a VICTIM of that BRUTAL society, namely that of Mr Sebastian Rasalingam on what he and his INDIAN TAMIL wife underwent in Jaffna. He is today probably an Octogenarian now living in Canada.

          Dr Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham the Olympic Medalist who brought fame to Sri Lanka and who was the First president of the Global Tamil Forum before he was ousted by hardliners Rev Emanuel has also written about this depravity though he uses much milder language in doing so. As a Schoolboy I was elated and proud of Ethir’s athletic feats as we are proud of Mutthiah Muralitheran.

          Since you have been either Blind or had the Nelsonian affliction I quote below from a Forthright Tamil born in to a high cast Tamil Christian Family

          Quote

          Title – Pernicious caste curse of Tamils living in the dark ages
          (June 30, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Mr Sebastian Rasalingam’ article, Sinhalisation of the North and Tamilisation of the South in yesterday’s Sri Lanka Guardian, is of utmost necessity and urgent issue Tamils need to address if we are to reach closure on our prejudices and shine the torch inwards for
          permanent integration into Sri Lankan polity and obtain our legitimate rights from the majority Sinhala government.

          Tamil leaders have systematically fuelled caste based hierarchy and even abroad they cannot desist from trumpeting their castes while paying obeisance to the LTTE leader for championing their rights. When I wrote on Jaffna’s Caste Curse in mid ‘90s for The Sunday Leader most of my friends ridiculed me and said I was living in cloud cuckoo land.

          I am still not sure what my caste is. On the one hand my late father used to say we have a family tree and on the other my mother used to say we have enough mix in our blood that it would be indeed very difficult to define our caste-base.

          As a 12 year old I became conscious of how Tamils used the caste system to enslave least 75 percent of the Tamil population by obtaining their services virtually free based on their belonging to the servile class. I wondered about my own family’s hypocrisy when on the one hand they practised Catholicism to the letter treating our servants kindly and generously and on the other never allowing us to mix with those who are perceived to belong to lower castes. They even interrogated my classmates before they could be allowed into the hall.
          ……….

          Elsewhere in the same article she writes
          I was touched and enlightened by this scholar Mr Rasalingam’s honest, erudite and simple
          explanation on the fate that befell Tamils and why Tamils need to change their attitudes. They are still living in the dark ages carrying with them the burden of ignorance, arrogance and narrow-mindedness.

          No amount of militant or political solution can gain Tamils their rights unless this caste menace is
          eradicated even by enforcement of laws.

          Please accept my congratulations on this excellent article Mr Rasalingam.

          Unquote

          Here is an excerpt of the article of Sebastian Rasalingam that Ms Pearl Theva refers to. The full article is available on the web (those readers in Lanka should use a proxy site to access them)

          Quote
          The anger against Colombo doing things in the North reminds me of the anger of the Tamil parliamentarians in the 1940s. It was against the Colombo authorities building causeways connecting villages in the North. The real anger was that such “intrusions” disturb the power- and caste- structure enjoyed by the Lords who ran the affairs of the Tamils.

          Reading through the blogs to Jeyraj’s article, we find that some bloggers express the sentiment that this is a “land grab” of the territory that belongs to “Eelam”. To others this is “state sponsored colonization” of “Tamil territory”. Still others feel that any-one should be able to live anywhere in the Country, but settling these “Sinhalese families” have been done without notifying the right administrative officials etc., etc. Others, mainly Sinhala bloggers, have pointed out a massive “Tamil colonization” of the South.

          The big North-South migration started in 1905, when the British opened the Jaffna-Colombo railway. Anyone who made it good moved to the south. Today moving to the South is a first step to moving abroad, preferably to Canada. I too moved from Jaffna to Mannar, and from there to Hatton, and finally to Colombo in the 1950s. Coming from a “low-caste”, and having married an Indian Tamil woman in Hatton, I was truly an out-caste paraiah among the Tamils. Although most Tamils could readily get a housing loan from the “Bank of Ceylon” run by Mr. Loganathan, especially at the Wellawatta branch, I found that I could not even open an account even with a government pay cheque.

          However, although I was an outcaste among the Tamils, I found that my Sinhalese mates invited me to have tea with them – a strange experience for a man who was always spoken to by Tamils in the curt “inga va” Tamil. The politics of the Tamils in the Ramanathan era was Caste Politics. Ramanathan wanted the caste system written into the Ceylon constitution. The Tamil politics put into place by G. G. Ponnambalam and S. J. V. Chelvanayagam was Race Politics vis a vis the Sinhalese. Caste politics continued within Tamil society itself. It was only the Leftists who went beyond these shackles — but then they were considered a lunatic-fringe. Even in the 2010 presidential elections, they garnered less than a fraction of a percent of the votes.

          Unquote

          This is a short excerpt from the prose of Dr Ethirweerasigham

          “Can anyone become a Hindu priest?” “No. Only children of priests can become a priest.”

          “Annai, Why should I not drink water from the well near St Anthony’s church? I asked with concern. “Is it bad water?” “No. You won’t get sick from that water. Low caste people are not allowed to draw water from our wells. So they dug their own well. High caste people do not eat or drink with them.”
          “That well is reserved for the low caste people. Others are to drink from the well at the roadside.” “Who gave you water from that well?” asked Ammah. “Simeon.” “Ah, we should teach him a lesson,” said someone from behind.

          “Aunt Mary is my mother’s cousin. Her father changed his religion to go to the English school. In the early days, I was told that one had to be a Christian to attend English schools. My grandfather and grandmother did not want to change their religion, and they never attended the English school”

          “This is a low caste church. They allow low caste people to go inside. At St. John’s Church only high caste Christians can go inside”

          “There were some ladies who did not wear a blouse. They wore the sari tied above the breast instead of around the waist and over the shoulders like the others. None of the men and women near the well wore shirts or blouses”

          “Appu said, “After you were born Ammah fell sick. She was not getting any milk. No high cast women near us had milk in their breast. Simeon’s daughter, born just before you were born, died a week later. We arranged for her to come and nurse you for a year. We gave Simeon the right to tap toddy in ten of our palmyrah trees next to the Vairavar temple. He gives us one bottle of toddy every day and sold the rest. He has been doing that for the past eight years. He can do that as long as he lives. That is fair.” “Am I a low caste now.” “You are grateful to them for what you received,” Appu said”
          Unquote

          Here is a reply to your feigned disbelief of the depravity existing in Jaffna society

          Control of Tamils by the elite masters of Tamil Society.

          I grew up in the Jaffna peninsula, then in Mannar after world-war II, and later in Hatton and Colombo. No Tamil I knew was concerned with the issued raised by Mr. RMB. Tamils were governed by aristocratic land-owning lawyers living in Colombo; they knew little Tamil. Their children went to Colombo schools, learnt French at the `Alliance Francais’, German at the `Goethe Institute’, and had Sinhala private tutors. They knew just enough `inga-va’ Tamil to order the servants.

          The poor Tamils worked in the properties and homes of the upper-caste Tamils. We could not go in buses, or attend school. Our very presence was `polluting’. When the buses were nationalized by SWRD, the CTB allowed any one to travel in them, THAT angered the Tamil leaders. It was the Church that grudgingly opened doors very slightly to the oppressed Tamils by allowing them to learn English and read the Bible. In my young days I sat on the class-room floor or carried a low stool from class to class, as only the high castes could sit on chairs. The teachers treated me and and another child like me as excreta and punished us for daring to be there. But I thought that was the law – each had his station in life.

          When I moved to Hatton, and later to Colombo, I found a very different world. It was a transforming experience for me and my wife to find that our work mates, mostly Sinhalese, would actually sit with us and share a cup of tea, as if that was normal. We found that we could go to night school and study without been threatened, beaten up, or go and borrow books, and do things that would bring swift retribution `back in the North’. Our dwellings would have been torched, and our women would have been raped with impunity.

          This was in the late 1950s, when Mr. RMB is claiming that the Sinhala bill was introduced to `hurt the Tamils’. There were far more horrendous things going on in Tamil society. Young Tamils knew nothing about the south, and everything they knew was what they heard from their ruling masters and poisonous propagandists. We implicitly obeyed our Periya Doreis and the Tamil pamphlets told the `truth’ – the Cingala were our enemies. Very few young Tamils had ever traveled to the south. In our young days low-caste people were not allowed on trains although there was no such law. In the 1950 and 1960, `low-caste’ Tamils could go in trains in the Sinhalese areas, but after Vavniya we ran the risk of being assaulted and even thrown out of the train. All Indian estate workers in the early days went to India on foot, avoiding high-caste Tamil areas on their path, as their women could be raped as `rightful game’ by tradition, and they could be ordered to do menial work for the right of passage, or the privilege of drinking water or lighting a fire.

          Unquote

          The writer quoted above is Mr Sebastian Rasalingam, acknowledged by Ms Perle Thevanayagam as a honest and erudite person.

          The writer poses the following questions
          Why almost ALL the Tamils who entered the University were from the Vellar caste, with a sprinkling of the Karayiar caste? Why are all Tamil journalists from the upper castes?

          He also points out to the the vast discrimination at kindergarten, middle and high schools that denied education to the poor (low-caste) Tamils, fully flouting the Law.

          The above is a verbatim reproduction of a Low cast Tamil’s harrowing experiences. It provides a CONTRAST between the Slavery of the North and Emancipation in the South

          And you talk about Bigotry!

          Usha is squirming and is lost for words.

          Kind regards,
          OTC

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    This is the most blatantly racist pile of dung I’ve read on this punakku outlet yet.

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      You as one good punnaku consumer should have felt it already that the way Nation´S MEEHARAKA (MRajapakshe) may need good kind of punnaku face the world ahead of him. Unfortunately, not any of his efforts seem to have reached winning the hearts of any international folks to this day. Let alone, not even big brother country had for the ages -INDIA… they will have take actions against SRILANKA this time too. Nation´s meeharaka is on the manipulating mode of gaping folks by going to take part any kind of inaguaration irrespectives the highers wastages that cause due to his mediation; NO MATTER MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE STRUGGLE FOR BADGINI OFFERING THEM LAMBOGINI…. this is the ground reality of Meeharaka´s land to this day.

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    If this Usha woman misses [Edited out], no doubt she will write an article here about how it’s all because of Sinhala Buddhist bigotry.

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    The true history of Sihalaise already exposed, including State aided Sinhala Colonization and British Dirty War who trained some violent thugs burnt Jaffan library etc. (I still don’t get it Sinhalese still try to defend it)

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    Off the Cuff, yes casteism was more prevalent in Tamil communist just as it was in Sinhala communities back then. But you use that as red herring to whitewash Sinhala racism against Tamils. Keep in mind LTTE was mostly made up of low castes who abolished caste system and made caste discrimination a crime.

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    Wonderful and well articulated article by Madam U-S. It shows the real mindset of the people who think they are real Buddhists while acting against the real preaching of Lord Buddah.
    It is time for the Buddhist Clergy and Buddhist prelate to wake up and preach non-violence.
    The successive Buddhist Governments are responsible for giving top priority to the
    views of the power crazy Buddhist Clergy who now run the country and ruin to the point of no return.
    These acts all now justify the demand for a Homeland for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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