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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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    Excellent Usha.
    “Imagine the advancement each country would be making helping each other”

    World will be referring to CEYLON not Singpore.

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      Anpu

      Usha writes

      “I believe Sinhala Buddhist bigotry is the root cause of strife in Sri Lanka.”

      Tamil/LTTE racism Muslims were being ethnically cleansed from North, robbed of their property, money and dignity.

      Sinhala/Buddhist racism resulted in war crimes.

      Has TGTE apologized to Muslim for what LTTE did to them?

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        NV,
        “Tamil/LTTE racism Muslims were being ethnically cleansed from North, robbed of their property, money and dignity.” – I agree with you completely. It should not have happened & it was completely wrong.

        I am not sure TGTE or LTTE apologised for it.

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          NV,
          This is what I found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expulsion_of_Muslims_from_the_Northern_province_by_LTTE
          “The expulsion still carries bitter memories amongst Sri Lanka’s Muslims. In 2002, the LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran formally apologized for the expulsion of Muslims from the North. There has been a stream of Muslims travelling to and from Jaffna since the ceasefire. Some families have returned and the re-opened Osmaniya College now has 450 students enrolled. 11 Mosques are functioning again. According to a Jaffna Muslim source, there is a floating population of about 2000 Muslims in Jaffna. Around 1500 are Jaffna Muslims, while the rest are Muslim traders from other areas. About 10 Muslim shops are functioning and the numbers are thought to have grown.[10]”

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            Well you can thank the hated Sinhala Buddhist Government for the functioning mosques etc not the LTTE

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            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. Prabakaran, tried to trick the Muslims to join the Tamil movement but never apologised to the Muslims for the genocide committed. He in fact handed over properties of evicted Sinhalese and Muslims to his so called Tamil Mahavir families, as a reward for the dirty work they did, and today this is preventing many Muslims from going back to their original homes in Jaffna.

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            Usha S Sri-Skand-Rajah

            “Yes LTTE apologised”

            No it didn’t.

            This is what I found in your link “political advisor Anton Balasingham asked the Islamic community to ‘forgive and forget’ the mistakes of the past.”

            Balu ask them to forgive and forget but did not utter the words Sorry nor did he apologised. LTTE dismissed its callous act as tragic incident.

            Where has TGTE said sorry to Muslims in your link under the following title:

            Muslims Distinct Identity Will Be Recognized In Tamil Eelam

            Can you not say LTTE’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims was a war crime and pass a resolution condemning it and say sorry?

            It is not too late for TGTE to put things right.

            It is your responsibility to rehabilitate Muslims who had lost everything to LTTE’s racism, hence set a side funds to resettle them in a proper manner.

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              And the mother of all stepfathers VP at one of his last `Tamil Pongu` said `We know India pretty well and that is no problem` `Rajiv Gandhi- I made a mistake` but he never said Sorry like the Fascist like the Zen Buddhist Japanese.

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                Please agree that LTTE is a terrorist organization and author of this piece is a tigress who lament LTTEs defeat.

                Majority of Sinhalese Buddhists are peaceful and they don’t cheer when hardline buddhists attacking Muslims like tamils who wave LTTE flag when both Muslims and Sinhalese were attacked by Buddhists.

                Don’t behave in Shameful manner. Because it cause problems to peace loving Tamils too.

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                  Peace For Sri Lanka

                  “Majority of Sinhalese Buddhists are peaceful”

                  Oh really?

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                    “Oh really?”

                    Surprised? 2+3=5, surprised?

                    What a dishonest man are you, man?

                    Thanks!

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              “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.”

              Ha,ha,ha….what a fate!!! The tamils like Ponnambalam supported the clans who experimented their first salvo in their future racist pogroms and THEN, after so many years….God gave them the punishment for supporting the Racicst kids of Anagarika for killing and looting the Moslems.

              The sinhala racist buggers are still killing after starting with the Moslems. How can they stop when it was the Tamils WHO BROUGHT THEM BACK FROM BEING PUNISHED BY THE BRITISH.

              GOD IS WONDERFUL….BABY….HE’S JUST WONDERFUL!

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              Yes NV I am SORRY, TGTE and Rudra feels the same…

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                Usha S Sri-Skanda-

                “Yes NV I am SORRY, TGTE and Rudra feels the same…”

                If what you say is genuine, you could take one or two practical measures:

                Pass a resolution which should categorically state

                what LTTE did to Muslims was wrong and unacceptable

                a unreserved apology

                ways and means of compensating their losses including their dignity.

                This would make you feel good and show you too possess intellectual honesty.

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            Usha S Sri-Skand-Rajah

            “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”

            Check the Hansard, werent the JT’s a part and parcel of this draconican Act??

            Did we not see the difference between the JT’s and the Indian Tamils at the refugee camps of Colombo 1983 ??

            Do you know the standing of Mango boy as of today and that NaMo is cornered to Gujarat, Banerjee to Bangla- this is India.

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            After reading this. I started to support Bodu Bala Sena, Sinhala Ravaya. You can write what ever you like but Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese Buddhists so We make it what we want it to be.

            You can conduct a rally too. But we don’t care. According you even colonial could not stop Sinhala Buddhism even though they found out it in Sri Lankan society. So non of the minorities too because Most powerful invaders came to Sri Lanka was British. All tamil so called emperors like chola pirates were defeated by small Sinhala Buddhist armies.

            Your gods support us. They know who are good and bad. Tamils are born racists even though a few tamils support to coutry majority of them are living in the years of chola pirates. Even tamilnadu tamils are racists they worship chola the pirates than pandayan who are better than chola the pirates.

            In countries like Britain, where minority Tamil population is more than minority Sinhalese. Tamils harassed sinhalese. Thats why I tell majority of tamils are born racists. Tamilnadu political parties use Sinhalese to gain votes becuase they know their people (tamil) are born racists. Prabahakaran should not have been killed that pig should have been captured and drag along the road from Jaffna to Colombo to teach lesson to other racists.

            Sinhalese Buddhism born as a result of fascist Hindu empires like Chola. And British has documented varies things to control their power within country. They know only resistant they have is Sinhalese Buddhism and all other minorities ready to wash their back like you have washed in this by citing.

            Finally What ever you and others tell You all can’t never change Sinhalese Buddhists. We (Sinhalese Buddhists) have undergone varies atrocities by Tamils (Cholas), British and other colonials. So Geneva and other sanction can do nothing to us. Since Sinhalese Buddhism has survived more than 2000 years with these hardships it will definitely last long until earth exists. Tamils are not shame to Hinduism because Hinduism teach to taste Cow urine as holy beverage.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkOsgXHUGs0

            U like ? (asaida ?)

            bye bye (dan palayan) :)

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              ha ha ha

              Did you check your above typing before posting it here in this forum?

              It would be a good idea if you ask your partner (if you have one) to review comment before posting it here.

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              Ha, ha, ha…LOL!

              Man, you are 100% right when you said,

              Since Sinhalese Buddhism has survived more than 2000 years with these hardships (by the Tamils) it will definitely last long until earth exists (with the same or even worst hardships by the Tamils).

              It is said that the Buddha created the Sinhalese Buddhist race to protect Buddhism. Looks like the Buddha has cursed them to suffer right from their beginning till the earth exists from the hands of the Hindu Tamils in the name of protecting Buddhism.

              Looks like Prabakaran was not the end. When Jayalalitha wins the Indian election and become the King maker, it is going to be even worst than the Cholas. If the Sinhala-Buddhists are born to suffer in order to survive, then nobody can change your destiny.

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                Dear James,

                You say “It is said that the Buddha created the Sinhalese Buddhist race to protect Buddhism”

                Please be kind enough to provide a reference to your source. I am certain that you are making up these dumb comments.

                Kind Regards
                OTC

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            Yes!, Apologizing rectified all the harm done to Muslims!

            These crooks should be hanged.

            Thanks!

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              yapa

              “These crooks should be hanged.”

              If crooks should be hanged who is going to hang the last person in this island?

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                “If crooks should be hanged who is going to hang the last person in this island?”

                That of course, I have no knowledge, but one thing I know for sure, you are among the first of them, you dishonest crook.

                Thanks!

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              modaya you dont have a hangman for ages;

              is it because the 400 murderers are sihala baka muno only??

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          Let’s face it LTTE’s ejection of the Muslims from the North will always be a profound blemish on the Tamil conscience even thousand apologies are made. It was a heartless act and no Tamil should try to defend it. The Muslims lived among the Tamils many centuries and no disharmony existed pre LTTE. Let’s hope it will continue to be that way forever.

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            Amen!

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            Burning:

            Sadly you have missed the issue. The Muslims brought it upon themselves by spying for the Sinhala Army betraying the Tamils and at least they were not asked to move into designated safe havens and shelled( unlike the Sinhala Army shelling even Hospitals)

            Just look at what Hakeem did. SLMC headed by him prepared a Lethal report and gave it to Pillai without telling MR and this is what you call flipping the hat.

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              kalibanistani

              “The Muslims brought it upon themselves by spying for the Sinhala Army betraying the Tamils “

              Are you being serious?

              Two issues:

              Lot of Tamils too spied on LTTE for and on behalf of the armed forces according to LTTE and disgruntled Tamils. Why weren’t the entire Tamil population evicted out of North East for the same crime as alleged by LTTE?

              Why weren’t the Muslims allowed to take their assets including cash and jewelries when they were kicked out of their birth place with a short notice?

              You seem to be an ardent LTTE fan, when will you compensate the Muslim for their loss of assets, foregone income, dignity and their suffering?

              You should also withdraw your stupid comment.

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                Foreign:

                You are talking rubbish. Those Tamil Traitors when caught paid a price where as Muslims were allowed to leave with their lives intact.
                As for paying compensation it will come from MRs loot which amounts to $160 billion.

                I am making a valid comment unlike your rubbish. The Truth Hurts and in three months we wont be sharing any thoughts as we would have parted company.

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                  kalibanistani

                  Tamils have a few problem.

                  You are one of the biggest one they have to deal with. When it had supporters like you it didn’t need Sri Lankan army to destroy it.

                  No wonder why LTTE lost the war.

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                    Foreign:

                    It is obvious you are talking absolute rubbish. It is people like me ( 87% even after rigging by GOSL) voted for the TNA and the Sri Lankan army defeated the LTTE only with the support of Traitor India. What goes round comes round and in three months the same Indian Army will destroy the GOSL headed by the Criminal MR.

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                  Kali,

                  I am extremely disappointed to read your comments. As Native pointed out to you, there were many Jaffna Tamils who spied on the Tamil Militants. My neighbour’s son was summarily executed because there were some suspicions that he was passing on information. Many others were tortured, killed and tied to lampposts as warnings for other potential informers. Some were made to dig their own graves! The LTTE could have done the same to the Muslims; instead, they were asked to leave within 24 hours. Many families with infants, women and children had to literally pack up what they can and left! Only fathomable reason one can deduce is that, according to LTTE, the Muslims were living in Jaffna at the discretion of the Tamils, the true owners of the North! One can find manifold reasons to justify what LTTE did but it all boils down to the fact that the Muslims were perceived to be aliens.

                  The greatest paradox is that, the Sinhala Buddhist Bigots perceive exactly the same way. They think that the entire Sri Lanka belongs to them and all the others are tolerated as long as they respect the superiority of the Sinhala Buddhists! We, the Tamils, would not hesitate to call such people as Bigots, Chauvinists, and Racists but we fail to look at ourselves. I therefore think that, justifying the ejection of the Muslims from Jaffna by the LTTE was barbaric, inhumane and chauvinistic.

                  You picked out Hakeem for what he did, demonstrating duplicitous nature of the Muslims. But you conveniently forget that many, many Tamils have been doing the same throughout the post independent history of Sri Lanka! Unlike the Tamils, the Muslims are scattered all over the Island; actions their political masters take have direct connotations to their well-being. I am not in anyway justifying controversial aspects of the behaviours of the Muslim leaders; I am merely pointing out that, politicians of all colour behave expediently.

                  The Muslims lived in Jaffna for centuries in harmony with the Tamils. They have as much right to be there as are Tamils and Sinhalese. We cannot fight injustice by somehow justifying injustices committed by us! We must fight all injustices and this is the only way to build better lives for all.

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                    Burning:

                    Let me deal with the issues you have raised in a civilised manner. First of all I must admit that am no Jesus to turn the other Cheek. My friend what I have for the Sinhala Race ( I narrow it to the 20 million Racist leaving out the 250,000 decent ones) is utter contempt for what they have done to my family and thousands of others. I am a human being and driven by emotions and I want to see justice in this life not after I have departed .
                    LTTE was a reaction to an action by the Sinhalese who as majority had it in their hands to treat the Tamils as equals and had the Sinhalese politicians done that we could have been the envy of the World. But driven by racial hatred they opted to treat the Tamils as second class citizens which brought about the Tigers.
                    No one denies that there were no excesses during the Freedom Struggle which was brought to an abrupt end. I totally and utterly condemn some of the antiques by the LTTE but it was a war thrust upon us and LTTE was the only dominant organisation with a plan to deliver and the others were fringe organisation. What Prabakaran did was brutal but to win he had to bring everyone under his command as you cannot afford to have Ettapans and if you ask me as to whose fault it was I will tell you it was the fault of the Sinhalese leaders.

                    I regret what happened to Muslims but I am sure unlike what MR, NPC if given the power can address those issue and bring about harmony.

                    ***I am merely pointing out that, politicians of all colour behave expediently.
                    I disagree with you on the above when you say all politicians as there is a difference.
                    The Tamils and Muslim politicians like Hakeem have no clout and as minorities who are vulnerable to the whims of the Sinhalese leaders.

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                      Kali,

                      First of all thanks for correcting me; I agree that not all politicians are susceptible for expediency but such people are rare breed in Sri Lanka. Even the mighty Colwyn RD Silva succumbed to high office and responsible for the disastrous 1972 Constitution!

                      I too suffered as a result of this wretched conflict. We lost a brother of ours who at the tender age of 18 lost his life. We as a family cannot get over this loss even after a long period of time. I certa inly empathies with people who go through similar situations.

                      I agree that the LTTE was a product of Sinhala failure and there is no doubt about it. The Sinhala have been in charge since 1948 and they screwed up big time. The Tamils in particular have been subjected to unwarranted injustices for a long time culminating in near-total subjugation. The militant phase of the rebellion lasted about 30 years with disastrous consequences and we Tamils suffered unimaginable losses and notwithstanding the losses others suffered.

                      I am all for justice and eager for UN to investigate the crimes committed by both parties. The Tamils must know about the crimes committed by the LTTE and GOSL; there has to be a closure for them to move on.

                      The Sinhala do not realize that MR is bad news for them; he will not relinquish power easily!

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                Native Veddah,

                Yes,

                Para-kalibanistani, the Para-LTTE and Para-TGF, Para TGT (Tamil Global Terrorist Forum) and the Para-Tamils anlong with the Para-Sinhala all should get back to South India where they came from, if they cannot be civilized guests in your Naive Land.

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                  Amarasiri

                  Thanks for your support.

                  We will send the Paras back to whence their ancestors came.

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            Burning_Issue

            The Sinhala-Buddhists and Tamil-Hindus are like husband and wife. They have lived together for thousands of years peacefully (loving) as well as violently (fighting). On the other hand the hat flipping Moors can NEVER be trusted. They look harmless but with hidden agenda to take over the country by increasing their population and becoming a majority. Take my word, Tamils can live with the Sinhala majority even if we fight but if it is a Moor majority it will be impossible to coexist. The majority of the Sinhalese and Tamils know this very well. That is why the LTTE kicked them and now the BBS is kicking them.

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              James,

              I am fully aware of the cult mentality of the Muslims all over the world. Whether we like or not, we have significant Muslim population inhabiting in Sri Lanka. We can do two things: 1. Kill all of them or vast majority of them making them irrelevant 2. Accommodate them politically by managing their cult behavior. These are the two options available and which one will you take? If you think there are other options, please share them with me.

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                Burning_Issue

                “I am fully aware of the cult mentality of the Muslims all over the world.”

                Is it any different to the cult mentality of Tamils who worshiped their national leader as some kind of god?

                “If you think there are other options, please share them with me.”

                Any sane minded person would reject both suggestions. Consider a third option, treat them as fellow human beings.

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                  Native,

                  “Is it any different to the cult mentality of Tamils who worshiped their national leader as some kind of god?”

                  I am very surprised that you asked me this question! VP was temporary and it is very much evident that the Tamil people did not buy into VP’s separative agenda. The Tamils voted for TNA that stands for one nation. The Tamil Congress that is being headed by Gajan Ponnampalam is very radical and there is no appetite for such agenda among the Tamils. So the Tamils did not worship VP as much as people thought!

                  “Any sane minded person would reject both suggestions. Consider a third option, treat them as fellow human beings”

                  I beg to defer on this. I am all for treating everyone as human beings. I say by accommodating the Muslims politically as equal one can expect to neutralise their cult mentality. We can debate about this subject days on end but there is an issue with Muslims allegiance to Islam and not to the country. You can say the Tamils have the same problem but it is political and not based on religious based cult!

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      Of course, it is all the fault of the Sinhala Buddhists.

      But whether you are nominally Hindu or Christian (like Wiswalingam and Sumanthiram), it may be a good idea to go before the mirror once in a while to have a good look at yourself too.

      What about the national betrayal of the Tamils to the Portuguese, the Dutch and British invaders (I mean any global invader who came form those parts)? Why did the Tamils so readily work on their behalf to betray Sinhala kings and their own king in Jaffna?

      Why did the “learned” politician Prof Suntheralingam bar low-caste Tamils from entering Hindu Temples?

      Of course, the thirty years of rape, murder and massacreof innocents by the “hero” Pirapakaran should all be forgotten if Buddhists are to prove they are not “bigots”. Pirapakaran should be considered afreedom fighter and all his crimes should be considered not reality, but a bad dream.

      You the crying Tamil class are really really unclean yourselves. Admit that and we might be able to get somewhere.

      Look for the beam in your eye.
      Usha, stop writing and go before the mirror, now.

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      Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

      Nobody will claim all Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka are saints – some of them are indeed corrupt like clergy everywhere. But in stereotyping all of them – “they are not monks, they are racist chauvinist pigs” – you have clearly shown what an uncivilized woman you are. Let me tell you, you are worse than them. You are a racist chauvinist turd.

      You cannot stereotype Sinhalese politicians either. There were good and bad just like in all communities. You also had many terrible Tamil politicians. Suntharalingam, Ponnambalam, Chelvanayakam, Amirthalingam and his wife were all unrepentant Tamil racists. They brainwashed the Tamil people with hatred against Sinhalese and Muslims. They were also casteists and looked down upon the plantation Tamils of Indian origin. Remember, G.G.Ponnambalam supported their disenfranchisement. The same kind of narrow-minded racist politics is still being followed by Sampanthan. And I don’t want to even talk about the “racist chauvinist pigs” in Tamil Nadu supporting you.

      Were the Tamil leaders following the teaching of their religion when they incited racial hatred and sparked violence in the country?

      Isn’t Saiva Tamil bigotry the other side of the coin? There is no strife without two contending parties.

      Did your religion exhort you to support a project to establish a separate Tamil ethno-fascist state that was costing the lives of tens of thousands of innocent civilians including Tamil children while you enjoyed the security and the “goodies” of life in Canada?

      If war crimes were committed in Sri Lanka as you claim, what role did LTTE and its diaspora organizers play in the commission of these crimes? If TGTE wants to stop being a joke, it should launch an investigation into this matter without further delay.

      TGTE = THANK GOD TIGERS ELIMINATED

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        READ:
        It is the bigots about whom I am talking about. I separated the bigots from the true Buddhists, bigots controlled the shots you must admit.

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          Point Man = Foot Soldier

          Don’t waste your time on him as he is a foot soldier and may be a paramilitary with blood on both hands.

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            Point Man = Foot Soldier + bla bla bla….

            What an illogical and foolish comment?

            Thanks!

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              Pointman means soldier in army lingo.

              Sihalaman is known as dunname kannna kala duwanna kappan karayo because all you are taught is pansal dansal.

              Stop yapping little slave of incest breed

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          Usha, you are trying hard to equate the NGOs like BBS and Ravana Balaya to the Sinhala Buddhist community. This is open slander, which only a Buddhist community would tolerate. The disgusting language you have used only shows your upbringing and I would not insult the Tamil Community by equating your qualities as representative of theirs.

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          Dear Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah,

          You say “It is the bigots about whom I am talking about. I separated the bigots from the true Buddhists”

          Did you really?

          You are just Stirring the Ethnic Pot to deceive unsuspecting Foreigners!

          Where did you identify and criticize the Hindu Bigots with the same venom that you are spewing out towards the Buddhists? Apparently you cannot separate the Hindu Bigots as Hinduism itself is full of Bigotry.

          Where did you identify and criticize the Tamil Vellala and Brahmin High cast Bigots? How can you separate them when almost ALL sans a handful like Ms Pearl Theva, Sebastian Rasalingam, Dr Joseph Fernadopulle, Dr Rajasingham Narendran, Dr Noel Nadesan etc are BIGOTS?

          Where did you identify and criticize the Slavery the Tamil High Casts like yourself practiced on the MAJORITY Tamil population of the North for centuries (what they have been practicing for Millenniums in Tamil Nadu)?

          Where did you identify and criticize the Apartheid that your ilk practice on the Northern Tamil population?

          Dear Usha, The SLAVERY that the Tamil Ruling Class practiced on the Tamil population is UNPARALLELED in the world. There is NO PERIOD of Tamil History where this despicable form of SLAVERY did not exist. The Tamil Ruling Class were Born and Bred as BIGOTS.

          Prove me wrong.

          Kind Regards
          OTC

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      You guys are scoring own goals.
      Killing your own kind. Is this Big Match revellery ??
      Dog eat Dog situation
      St. patrick Jaffna alumni was killed by St. John’s supporter over the week end.
      Fracas erupted at the Jaffna Central Big Match.

      Tamil Catholic & Hindu bigotry gone horribly wrong in the North.

      WHAT WAS IT? A CURSE OR RETRIBUTION??

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      Usha,

      RE: Sinhala Buddhist Bigotry Root Cause Of Strife In Sri Lanka

      What about the Tamil Hindu caste Bigotry Root Cause Of Strife among Sri Lanka Tamils?

      Sinhala caste discrimination is there as well.

      http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2011/9/70564_space.html

      The plight of the Sinhala `DALITS`- Karava, Durava, Salagama, Berava and Rodi. Caste discrimination in Sinhala society.

      Caste divisions are not unknown in Sinhala Buddhist history. The Govigama-Karave competition intermittently resurfaces in our history. The Govigama are the farmer caste akin to the Tamil Vellalar. The Govigama are perhaps 50% of the Sinhala population while the Karave are likely 10%. The Govigama unfairly dismiss the Karave as a fishing caste.

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        In Sinhala society, except for some arranged marriages, caste is not used to discriminate unlike in the Hindu Tamil society, where low caste are not allowed to enter a Hindu Kovil or study at schools where the high caste are, or drink water from the same well or take shade under the roof of a high caste or ever get a job to supervise high caste employees etc In fact it is the passing of the bill in the 1950s, to give equal opportunity to low caste Tamils and not the Sinhala only bill before that, that caused the upper class Jaffna Tamils to demand for a federal state, where they could continue with such discriminatory practices.

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      A picture is worth a thousand words.

      Pinguththaraya on the picture – giving us an intoxicated appearence is completely the opposite of his ground reality.

      There was also one another pic him licking the Bo tree while doing all price hikes causing poorest of the poor even darker.

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    Dear Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah –

    1. “Bringing Lord Buddha’s Philosophy to shame and Disrepute”

    2. “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.”

    Now, you are getting somewhere, closer to the truth.

    Corrections: 1.) Buddha is no Lord, No God. Just Buddha, a teacher, he had a philosophy, but threw in rebirth, after-life, Anatta, making Buddhism a religion. Irrespective of the definition of Aanatta, no-soul concept compared to the permanent soul, Athman, of Hinduism, this is after-life descriptions, and makes both Buddhism and Hinduism, Religions. Read the Jataka Stories of Buddhism, some pre-dates Buddhism. Of course, there are no Gods in Buddhism, unlike in Hinduisms claimed 330,000,000 Gods, but many Buddhists make Buddha to be a God or Lord, because Buddists still want a God.

    Why Hindus worship so many gods and goddesses is a real mystery for most people.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gadadhara-pandit-dasa/the-33-million-demigods-o_b_1737207.html

    2. Good that you came closer to the truth now. The seeds were planted by Monk Mahnama Sinhala Buddhist Racism, in 5th Century AD, in the Mahawansa Imaginations.

    Want to read more?

    It is a Threat Sinhala Monk Mahanama “Buddhist” Racism that is practiced in SRI LANKA
    Deja Vu… have seen it before.

    Yes, this is a exposure of a lie. You need to look at one of the BIGGEST SINHALA BUDDIST lies. The Monk Mahanama Imaginations of Mahawansa. Given below is a summary of the real facts. Remember Somarama who killed SWRD. They were ALL Sinhala Mahanama “Buddhist” Racists . “Buddhist” because they are NOT Buddhist. They are racists.

    So we had a situation where the Paradeshis. the Para-Sinhala killing Para-Tamil based on Mahanama racism. That is NOT True Buddhism. This is what the True Natives, Native Veddas have to say about the Para- Sinhala and other Paras-, the Paradeshis or foreigners.

    1. All the above descriptions support the Sinhala and Tamil as Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil, like Para-deshi, Foreigners, as far a the Native Veddah are concerned, who walked at least 16,000 years ago when Lanka and India were connected by a land bridge as the sea levels were low. So, the Sinhala and Tamil Nationalism need to be identified as, Racism, Para-Sinhala Nationalism and Para-Tamil Nationalism. Monk Mahanama imaginations of Mahawansa need to be exposed and discarded. Why?

    Non- Confirmation bias of Mahawansa. Did Dr. Para-nawithana, the noted Sri Lankan Archaeologist believe the Imaginations of monk Mahanama of 5th Century such as:

    a) Grandfather of Para-Vijaya was a lion? Any DNA data in support of this imagination?

    b) Buddha visited Lanka three-times in 500 BC? any support for the Imagination.

    c) During one visit, Buddha left his giant footprint on top of Mount Samanala Kanda, “Adams Peak”. Did he fly by the Dandu Monera Yanthraya, Giant Bird, and parachute?

    d) The Veddah are the offspring of Para-Vijaya and Kuveni. Is there any DNA data to support this? No. Another Monk Mahanama Imagination.

    Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants, the Veddas — or Wanniya-laeto (‘forest-dwellers’) as they call themselves — preserve a direct line of descent from the island’s original Neolithic community dating from at least 16,000 BC and probably far earlier according to current scientific opinion.1 Even today, the surviving Wanniya-laeto community retains much of its own distinctive cyclic worldview, prehistoric cultural memory, and time-tested knowledge of their semi-evergreen dry monsoon forest habitat that has enabled their ancestor-revering culture to meet the diverse challenges to their collective identity and survival. Further reference: Here some credible data and reference of the genetic Admixture. The Native Veddah were the original inhabitants of the land, well before the foreigners, the parades-his, came from South India.

    http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/6/15923_space.html

    The Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations – [Reproduced here on a special request made by our LNP friend MURU, this article (web site) was first found by our friend MAGHA.] Friday, 15 June 2007 – 11:25 AM SL Time Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations Human Biology, by Kshatriya, Gautam Kumar

    Genetic Admixture. Table 9 presents the estimated values of admixture for the two hybrid populations (the Sinhalese and the Tamils) based on 13 polymorphic loci, fitting a trihybrid model using the ancestral frequencies shown in Table 10. (Tables 9 and 10 omitted).

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      “Of course, there are no Gods in Buddhism,….” says Amaraya. I say, what a small and unread bugger to say the least.

      Bugger ask DNA data to support ‘Para-Vijaya and Kuveni’. It doesn’t occur to the stupid bugger that he has NO such proof to show “[Vedda] preserve a direct line of descent from the island’s original Neolithic community dating from at least 16,000 BC ….” There is no consistency of any argument of this bugger.

      Stupid bugger pseudo Amaraya writes the same thing again and again for the sake of writing something.

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        `Stupid bugger pseudo Amaraya writes`

        Repeat request

        Ai Aiyo! Mechanics grow Leeks.

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        mechanic, Jimsofty, Iamno muslim , etc tags,

        Buddhism does not require Gods. You can have then if you want. Does the Tipitake require Gods? Show the reference.

        There may have been a few Native Veddah who may have been raped by the Para-Sunhala, but the majority descended from their earlier ancestors who walked, when the sea levels were low.

        What does the Monk mahanama knw, His lies, are very clear. – a Tissue of Absurdities.,

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

        Balangoda Man (Homo sapiens balangodensis[1]) refers to hominins from Sri Lanka’s late Quaternary period.[2] The term was initially coined to refer to anatomically modern Homo sapiens from sites near Balangoda that were responsible for the island’s Mesolithic ‘Balangoda Culture’.[2][3] The earliest evidence of Balangoda Man from archaeological sequences at caves and other sites dates back to 38,000 BP,[4] and from excavated skeletal remains to 30,000 BP, which is also the earliest reliably dated record of anatomically modern humans in South Asia.[5][6][7] Cultural remains discovered alongside the skeletal fragments include geometric microliths dating to 28,500 BP, which together with some sites in Africa is the earliest record of such stone tools.[2][6]

        Balangoda Man is estimated to have had thick skulls, prominent supraorbital ridges, depressed noses, heavy jaws, short necks and conspicuously large teeth.[2][8] Metrical and morphometric features of skeletal fragments extracted from cave sites that were occupied during different periods have indicated a rare biological affinity over a time frame of roughly 16,000 years, and the likelihood of a biological continuum to the present-day Vedda indigenous people.[9]

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    The GDP of Ceylon was the second highest in Asia when the British gave the country in 1948. Today it is one of the worst in Asia, even worse than Bangladesh.

    Giving the country to the Sinhalese is like giving a pearl to a pig or a garland to a monkey.

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      Ravi,

      “Giving the country to the Sinhalese is like giving a pearl to a pig or a garland to a monkey.”

      Do you mean Sinhala Monk Mahanama “Buddhist” Racists?

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        Mr. Amarasiri ;

        You owe several answers to me in our discussion in “Muslims: What Really Went Wrong!”.

        Will you please fulfill your obligation? I think you are a responsible writer.

        Thanks!

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          Yapa,

          “You owe several answers to me in our discussion in “Muslims: What Really Went Wrong!”.

          1. Yapa. Amarasiri has given you several references earlier, and reasons as to what went wrong with Muslims and what went right with Muslims in the early period of Islam.( They got hold of all the Greek knowledge, translated to Arabic and had the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, where scholars from all over the world came to learn and study, until the Ulema took the upper hand) The factors are common to Christianity. However, with Christianity enlightenment happened in the 16th century, thanks to Martin Luther in 1517 and the scientists. So such event happened is Islam. The reason was Hamid Ghazali of 12th Century, who downgraded reason and Observation to Revelation, and the Mullah and Ulema took an upper hand. ( The same is happenstance in Sri Lanka with the Monks, Both Mahanama and Non-Mahanama being exploited by the politicians.

          It was the clash of Philosophy (Reason and observation) and Revelation. Philosophy is Philo-Love and sophy -wisdom, the love of wisdom, from Greek -sophia, from sophia wisdom, from sophos wise.

          2. In the 12th century, there was this clash between Hamid Ghazalu ( Incoherence of the Philosophers)who who demoted reason and observation to revelation and downgraded mathematics and philosophy, and Avorres ( Incoherence of the incoherence). The Mullah and Ulema latched on to Ghazali, and the Islamic science stagnated.

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

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

          http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/may/09/islam-and-the-age-of-reason/

          3. The age of reason in Islam that will never come See what Danoedl Pipers is saying:

          http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/92742

          I think that you’re too optmistic , alas . Enlightenment is totally impossible in Isalm . The idea that human reason can have a higher auhority and in case of conflict abrogate what Allah in person has explicitly written is most absurd and blasphemous to the Moslem mind . A slightest change in the dogma is “bida” (illicit innnovation in faith ) and as such a capital crime , let alone a major remake . This would be possible if and only if you could revert time , resurrect Mohammad , make him recant publically in Mecca all the “wrong” suras as prompted by Shaitan or misheard and replace them with humanistic and rationalistic suras in the spirit of Dr Pipes’ wishes .

          A Moslem Descartes would not survive the first week after the publication of his “Discourse on the Method” . I prefer not to think what Moslems (not excluding “moderate” ones) would to an Islamic Voltaire with his slogan “Écrasez l’Infâme! ” .

          > They nearly made it before but the extremists and bigots got there first. Sufism arose out of this temporary pause. Christianity was once a pretty violent intolerant religion, and look at it now!.

          Again for plenty of reasons Christianity and Islam are not comparable .

          4. Further Reading.

          Suggest you read up on the following.

          1. The Ionians and the Greeks and their Philosophy.

          2. The Islamic Philosophers and their clashes with the Mullah and Ulema.

          3. The Enlightenment and the New Scientists. Read up on Galileo, Kepler and others.

          4. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine, Punished 1795. Also read up on Thomas Jefferson.

          5. Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.

          6. Cosmos by Carl Sagan, Published 1980.

          7. The God Delusion by Richard Hawkins. You will begin to get a better picture.

          By the way check your DNA to find the route your ancestors took from Africa, 70,000 years ago, and read up on evolution and DNA Molecular switches.

          https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/

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            Amarasiri;

            I don’t think so many references are needed or relevant to the simple questions I asked from you.

            You want to put all the sins of Muslims to Mullas and Ulemas indemnifying Islam from all the faults. But I told you that the problem lies in the Islam itself and it is fundamentally flawed and this flawed belief is the reason behind the down fall of Muslims and I clearly disproved the existence of the creator god with the Averroes’ argument, and hence any revelation. Therefore Islam which said to contain the revelation of the god is has no ground to sit.

            My first question was whether do you believe that I disproved the creator God or not.

            Then you challenged me to prove rebirth and I showed how I proved it, and asked whether it is convincing to you.

            Thirdly I asked whether can you disprove rebirth.

            With those questions you disappeared from the forum, and when I saw you were here I reminded of the questions.

            Now you are talking like, “yanne koheda, malle pol” and I think any sensible person would understand your narration above has nothing to do with any of those questions.

            I told you I prefer a direct bus to circumbendibus, but you are running round a vast mulberry bush.

            Please be precise and answer my questions, with short answers. That is enough for me.

            Thanks!

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              Yapa, and other Avatars,

              The answers to the 2 Questions you have are in the references I gave you. Do your homework, but I will help you with an additional reference. It is up to you to learn on your own. You had trouble with light as a wave and a particle as well.

              Q1. “You want to put all the sins of Muslims to Mullahs and Ulemas indemnifying Islam from all the faults. But I told you that the problem lies in the Islam itself and it is fundamentally flawed and this flawed belief is the reason behind the down fall of Muslims and I clearly disproved the existence of the creator god with the Averroes’ argument, and hence any revelation. “

              Q2. “Therefore Islam which said to contain the revelation of the god is has no ground to sit. My first question was whether do you believe that I disproved the creator God or not.”

              **********

              You are referring the two Phases of Islam, The Mecca period, the first 13 years where the Muslims were persecuted, with attempts made on Mohamed’s life. The verses during this period were very peaceful.

              The Medina period was more violent, with enemies of Islam trying to exterminate them and the Muslims trying to survive. However, when the Muslims finally entered Mecca, I think only a few were killed, who tried to kill the Muslims., and was peaceful ( Compare that to the 50,000 Tamils killed by the “Buddhists’, in May 2009, by the Mahanama “Buddhists”, which the UN is trying to get to the Bottom)

              Q1. Islamic Science developed despite the Mullah and Ulemas trying to take an upper hand for the for first 400 years. Initially the women and intellectuals had the freedom to purse their interests, until the Mullah Ulema and Tribal hegemony. That is when the Islamic Science Declined.

              So, it cannot be Islam initially, the Problem. The beliefs did not interfere, at that time. In fact, Islam helped to pursue knowledge. That is why they translated all the Greek Works and Indian Works they could get hold of at Baghdad, the House of Wisdom. ( The Library of Alexandria was burned by the Christians)

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

              (Although there is a mythology of the burning of the Library at Alexandria, the library may have suffered several fires or acts of destruction over many years. Possible occasions for the partial or complete destruction of the Library of Alexandria include a fire set by Julius Caesar in 48 BC, an attack by Aurelian in the 270s AD, and the decree of Coptic Pope Theophilus in 391 AD.
              After the main library was fully destroyed, ancient scholars used a “daughter library” in a temple known as the Serapeum, located in another part of the city. According to Socrates of Constantinople, Coptic Pope Theophilus destroyed the Serapeum in 391 AD.)

              God, beliefs, did interfere, but lead to a great debate about the universe, heaven, hell, reason, revaluation etc.It came to a head with Ghazali and Avorres in the 12th century,, and the Mullah backed revelation over reason, whether supported or not.

              ( It is like the Monk Mahanama myths being supported by some Sinhala “Buddhists”, when it is not there in the Tipitaka, because it was advantageous)

              Amarasiri is relating history. Truth or revelation or reason has to be supported by those who support those positions. Amarasiri does not take a position, unless there is support for that position. Why Amerasiri supports the Heliocentric Model because the data, supports it.

              Q2. Revaluation Vs. reason, argument went on for a long time with Muslims and Islam. Same with Christianity. Revelation bothered only the Ulema and Mullah, not the Islamic scientists and philosophers.

              The difference was that during the first 400 years, there was vigorous debate. They did not burn the Philosophers, like what the Catholic Church did. ( Now the Wahhabis want to do the same). The time window was open and Sufism flourished as well along with science and philosophy.

              In the struggle in Islam between Philosophy (love of wisdom) and Theology (Revelation by scripture), Philosophy was defeated,and the final blow to the philosophers was given by Ghazali’s attack on Philosophy which in substance is incorporated in Averroes book and which he tries to refute.

              References:

              1. Averroes, The Incoherence of the Incoherence. (Tahafut Al-Tahafut0Translated by Simon Van Den Bergh

              2.Al-Ghazali by Michael E. Marmura.

              Incoharence of the Philosophers

              3. Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted.

              4. Al Ash’ari (Theologian) and Mu’tazilites

              Look at the number of Islamic Philosophers and scientists who were there until the end of year 1,200 AD.

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

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              Yapa, Further discussion on this subject is suspended until you read up on the references above,

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                Ha!Ha!!, Amarasori, good tactics to avoid humiliation, eh?

                Just give three one-word answers (yes/no) to my three questions. It is simple as that.

                Honesty is the best policy.

                Thanks!

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              Yapa,

              Additional references for your information and education.

              Amarasiri

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

              Islamic philosophy
              From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

              Muhammad[edit]

              The life of Muhammad or sira which generated both the Qur’an (revelation) and hadith (his daily utterances and discourses on social and legal matters), during which philosophy was defined by Muslims as consisting in acceptance or rejection of his message. Together the sira and hadith constitute the sunnah and are validated by isnad (“backing”) to determine the likely truth of the report of any given saying of Muhammad. Key figures are Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim, Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud and Al-Nasa’i. Each sifted through literally millions of hadith to accept a list of under 1. This work, which was not completed until the 10th century, began shortly after The Farewell Sermon in 631.

              Early Islamic philosophy or classical Islamic philosophy is a period of intense philosophical development beginning in the 2nd century AH of the Islamic calendar (early 9th century CE) and lasting until the 6th century AH (late 12th century CE). The period is known as the Islamic Golden Age, and the achievements of this period had a crucial influence in the development of modern philosophy and science; for Renaissance Europe, the influence represented “one of the largest technology transfers in world history.”.[1] This period starts with al-Kindi in the 9th century and ends with Averroes (Ibn Rushd) at the end of 12th century. The death of Averroes effectively marks the end of a particular discipline of Islamic philosophy usually called the Peripatetic Arabic School, and philosophical activity declined significantly in Western Islamic countries, namely in Islamic Spain and North Africa, though it persisted for much longer in the Eastern countries, in particular Persia and India where several schools of philosophy continued to flourish: Avicennism, Illuminationist philosophy, Mystical philosophy, and Transcendent theosophy.
              Some of the significant achievements of early Muslim philosophers included the development of a strict science of citation, the isnad or “backing”; the development of a method of open inquiry to disprove claims, the ijtihad, which could be generally applied to many types of questions (although which to apply it to is an ethical question); the willingness to both accept and challenge authority within the same process; recognition that science and philosophy are both subordinate to morality, and that moral choices are prior to any investigation or concern with either; the separation of theology (kalam) and law (shariah) during the early Abbasid period, a precursor to secularism;[2] the distinction between religion and philosophy, marking the beginning of secular thought; the beginning of a peer review process; early ideas on evolution; the beginnings of the scientific method, an important contribution to the philosophy of science; the introduction of temporal modal logic and inductive logic; the beginning of social philosophy, including the formulation of theories on social cohesion and social conflict; the beginning of the philosophy of history; the development of the philosophical novel and the concepts of empiricism and tabula rasa; and distinguishing between essence and existence.

              Saadia Gaon, David ben Merwan al-Mukkamas, Maimonides, and Thomas Aquinas, were influenced by the Mutazilite work, particularly Avicennism and Averroism, and the Renaissance and the use of empirical methods were inspired at least in part by Arabic translations of Greek, Jewish, Persian and Egyptian works translated into Latin during the Renaissance of the 12th century, and taken during the Reconquista in 1492.
              Early Islamic philosophy can be divided into clear sets of influences, branches, schools, and fields, as described below.

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                “Additional references for your information and education.”

                Peculiar thing is ignorants always want to teach others.

                Thanks!

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                  Yapa,

                  “Peculiar thing is ignorants always want to teach others.”

                  Ignorants cannot teach others, other than Myths. Only those with knowledge and facts can teach others and ask them to give up their Myths.

                  Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler, tried to tech the Catholic Church and others.
                  Still about 25% of the Americans and Europeans, including a higher percent of others have not learned the truth.

                  Similarly, a very high percentage of Sinhala Buddhists have not learned the Myths of Monk Mahanama and the Tissue of Absurdities.

                  Which group do you belong?

                  Those who know? Those who do not know?

                  It is knowledge and Wisdom, the separates them.

                  Read up on the references, and understand the contents.

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      LOL Ravi you monkey, take a look at some actual development statistics – Sri Lanka is ahead of even your homeland across the Palk despite 30 years of barbaric Tamil terrorism :D

      But of course coolies still long for the days when the colonial masters were calling the shots :D

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        thanks to CT forum’s tamil racists who go on and on about Mahawamsa. I have finally started reading it – this is part of our great history – why isn’t it taught in our schools ? our Sinhala identity is so diluted that we have to learn it from racist tamils! thank you racists.

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          Dawn Dale

          “I have finally started reading it – this is part of our great history”

          You don’t need to teach Bestiality, Incestuous relations and Parricide in your schools. Sinhala/Buddhists have already been into all these practices.

          Think how best to deal with fathers raping their own under age children. Learning to stop culture of rape within the family is most important at schools than propagating Mahawamsa myth.

          “our Sinhala identity is so diluted that we have to learn it from racist tamils! thank you racists.”

          You are a descendant of Sinhala speaking Tamil hence racism comes to you naturally. Since Sinhala speaking descendants of Tamils form the majoritarian vote bank your contribution to destruction is greater to the entire island.

          What is your Sinhala identity and how it has been diluted?

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            well u can be happy no one is teaching it then. ref to sinhabahu myth- 1 para of the chronicle does not the whole make.

            What I mean is after 83 SL gov has bent backwards to promote a Sri Lankan identity and as a result Sinhala/Buddhist identity has been diluted (as in erased) – which I think is v. sad every race should proud and aware of their heritage. unfortunately like most Sinhalese we are learning of our heritage from racist articles like these where author shows how much s/he is aware of this heritage although we are not.

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              Dawn Dale

              What is your Sinhala identity and how it has been diluted?

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      Ravi,
      Your comment on monkey remind me what Dr. Mahathir said about his opposition of implementing Western democracy in Malaysia. Using traditional Malaysian saying, he said that democracy is like beautiful and soft rose, and we shouldn’t give this rose to monkeys because monkeys don’t know how to handle soft beautiful things, they would just destroy it.

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    Tamil racist bigotry the root cause of the problem in SL.

    Tamils are a curse to humankind.

    No wonder they have no nation of their own!!!

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      “Tamils are a curse to humankind.”
      “No wonder they have no nation of their own!!!”

      Everytime BBS attacks the muslim it is good for mankand
      Muslim means thoppi perutu and incubator for war.
      Throughout history whereever the muslim lives there is war.
      The west does not want muslims so they transfer them to the east and ask the easterners to play equal to the muslim who is a bigot.
      The Americans created the partition planting the muslim on either side of East India Company of the British Empire to have war and get control of Russia.

      The Chinese, The Europeans, The Russians, The Indians dont want the Muslim.

      Now lets hope there will be world war with Ukraine issue then the muslim will be wiped out of the face of the earth with the latest of technology not nuclear but just en mass electric waves like microwave.

      2 billion peanuts now that Pakistan has no more nukes due to Musharraf stay at London

      Fat Fu have a nice day while it last and give my compliments to Al Shabab.

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    Usha Sri-Skanda-Rajah – Take a bow! Your article is a veritable tour de force. The politicisation of Buddhism in Sri Lanka over the years has brought shame to all decent Buddhists and misery to all others who by fate and circumstance are destined to have to share this island with them. The recent curse that has manifested itself in the BBS et al is indeed a forerunner of the miseries that lie in wait for us in the years to come. For a senior member of the Asgiriya Chapter (Ven. Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Nayaka Thera) to say, last Thursday, that there is ‘no religious strife’ and that the people of Sri Lanka were living ‘in peace and harmony’ has been the latest in a long series of ironies that have been heaped on us. Talk about ostriches burying their heads…

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    “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.”

    I couldn’t agree with you more.

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      Sharmini,

      It is high time somebody like you start a campaign to point out some of the false opinions in Mahamwmsa about Tamils and others to the Sinhalese people in general.

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      If you think the Buddha was a “Lord” (elevated by a British monarch?) you need re-education, probably in a labour camp.

      Think before you write or open your mouth.
      You know very little, you have proved.

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        `you need re-education, probably in a labour camp.¬

        Poor sod from labour class.

        To socialise I along with friends visit a pub called `Lord John` to have some great Tapas and wash it down with a rusty nail.

        What,s your problem I call him Gautama like the Theravada Buddhist of Thailand.

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      “I couldn’t agree with you more.”

      Garbage of different sorts go to the same dustbin.

      Thanks!

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        ` different sorts go to the same dustbin¬

        Litterbug you never heard of recycling??

        Your thinking is more of a sexist or close to a pedophile I suppose so.

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          I think rehabilitation is the proper word for them, not recycling. They are so rotten even rehabilitation may not be possible.

          Thanks!

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            `Garbage-I think rehabilitation is the proper word`

            Sihalaya modaya,

            Shut up and keep chewing

            Thank

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              “Shut up and keep chewing”

              Baya boy, sir!

              Thanks!

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        Upset

        “Think before you write or open your mouth. You know very little, you have proved.”

        Hope you too thought about it before you typed your comment or did you have yourself in your mind?

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      Dear Amarasiri and Ms Sharmini Serasinghe,

      Both of you have taken Usha’s position stated below

      Usha says “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.” Now, you are getting somewhere, closer to the truth”

      Two sections of Tamils rioted amongst themselves in 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931. This was in the absence of Ethnic Strife between the Sinhalese and the Tamils. Please explain how that strife can be traced to either the Sinhalese or to Buddhism.

      Quoted from Kumar Moses “If the Vellahla Tamils could unleash violence for nothing on their own kind, what would stop them from using violence against the Sinhalese? Please note that the first race riot was not the 1915 riot but the 1871 (105 years before the start of the Vadukoddai War in 1976) caste riot within the Tamil community. Since then, until independence, periodic Tamil caste riots took place. Tamils were also responsible for the 1939 Tamil-Sinhala riot that started in Nawalapitiya and the 1958 riot started with SJV Chelvanayagam tar brush campaign against the Sinhalese and the Sinhala language. Even the 1983 riot was initiated by Tamil Tigers. The 1985 Tamil-Muslim riot and the 2002 Valachchenei Tamil-Muslim riot were also initiated by Tamil nationalists”

      —————–

      My Note – 1915 was a Religious Riot. It was not an Ethnic Riot and was instigated by the stoning of the Kandy pageant by Coastal Muslims of India.

      The Esala Perahera starts on the 8th day of the waxing moon of Esala and continues for 15 days. The ceremonies are held for fourteen days within the premises of the Devale. The final and culminating 15th day perahera concludes with a ritual called the ‘diyakepuma’ (water-cutting) ceremony. The final day perahera from immemorial times had taken a route from the Devale to a place called Porutota on the Mahaveli Ganga for the ritual of water-cutting along a road known as the Ambagamuwa Road. The perahera had to pass a number of places of worship belonging to other faiths – some Christian churches, Hindu temples, and some mosques. Among these there was one mosque built not long ago (in the 1890’s) by the Coast Moors. Until 1912 the perahera had proceeded along its traditional route with the usual music unchallenged by anyone. That year, the Coast Moors threatened to riot if the perahera passed within 100 yards (metres) of their mosque. The Government Agent, presumably on the instructions of the police , subjected the issue of a license for the perahera to the fulfillment of the demand of the Muslims.

      The Basnayake Nilame of the Devale refused to abide by this unacceptable condition, and cancelled the perahera for that year. Instead, on legal advice, he instituted action against the Attorney General on 30th September 1913. The trial of the case came before the District Court of Kandy on 20th March 1914 before Dr (later Sir) Paul E. Pieris, Acting District Judge of Kandy. The learned judge delivered his judgement on 4th June 1914, declaring the plaintiff ‘entitled to the privilege set out in the second paragraph of his complaint’ (viz. “the right and privilege of marching and to and from and through all the streets of the town of Gampola including that portion of Ambagamuwa street……. With elephants to the accompaniment of tom-tom drums and other musical instruments”).

      Although this was an extremely fair judgement by all accounts the British authorities (not ready to accept it for the obvious reason that it was damaging to their prestige as the representatives of the glorious Empire on which the sun never set) appealed to the Supreme Court, which duly dismissed the plaintiff’s action. But the Basnayake Nilame and his supporters appealed to the highest tribunal of the British Empire, the Privy Council, and retained the eminent Sir John Simon to argue the appeal. There were signs that justice in this case was going to be asserted at last.

      The 1915 riots broke out in this time of indecision. On 28th May that year, the Vesak Fullmoon Poya Day, the traditional Esala Perahera of the Walahagoda temple was held. The perahera followed its usual route along the Ambagamuwa road. But the Police prevented the procession from passing the disputed place. The Moors, encouraged by what they assumed to be support of the Police for their cause started jeering at the Buddhists marching in the procession and threw stones at them from the steps of the mosque. Retaliation was swift and inevitable. Rioting between Buddhists and Muslims spread to other parts of the island. As usual in such situations criminal elements took to looting and arson; shops of Moor traders were attacked and goods stolen; mosques were set on fire. The Governor Sir Robert Chalmers declared martial law. By the time order was restored and martial law withdrawn three months after the rioting had started 63 people had been killed by the Military and the Police. Ad hoc commissions dispensed summary justice.

      The needless severity with which the British authorities dealt with the situation was partly due to the fact that Britain was at war with Germany, a powerful and pitiless enemy. The Turkish Empire made common cause with the Germans against the British. The British Government did not want to displease the Muslims, especially the many millions of them in India, for fear that this might lead to an uprising among them in favour of their co-religionists of the Turkish Empire.

      Although the hearing of the appeal of the Gampola Perahera Case before Privy Council began promisingly for the aggrieved Devale authorities, it did not go on until a final decision was delivered because the new Governor of Ceylon Sir John Anderson was trying to settle the dispute after 1915 riots by adopting a more conciliatory attitude towards the Esala Perahera. He gave binding orders that the Perahera was not to be interfered with any restrictions. When the Coast Moors found that the Government was no longer behind them they gave up their extremist demands. In 1917 the Governor himself attended the Perahera as the Sinhalese kings of yore had done. (http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=7150)

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        Off the Cuff,

        What are the other tags you use. Need to respond efficiently.

        Amarasiri

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          Dear Amarasiri,

          I don’t worry about your name. It does not matter to me whether Amarasiri is a pseudonym or not. It could be a pseudonym or it could be a real name but that is irrelevant. Mine of course is a pseudonym.

          What matters to me is what you write. I hope what matters to you is also what I write.

          During the short time I have been contributing to CT many have hijacked my pseudonym. But CT informs me that the LOGO assigned to my pseudonym is unique.

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            Off the Cuff

            Thanks

            Amarasiri

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    “Ethno-religious chauvinism” was one of the catch-cries of the LTTE. Anton Balasingham liked to use the term “chauvinism” in his writings. Numerous LTTE websites repeat the term “chauvinism” by the “Sinhalese Buddhists” as the root cause of problems in Sri Lanka, presenting these same arguments.

    Here Usha is trying to flog a dead horse, redressing the hoary old argument with the term “bigotry” rather than “chauvinism”. No one likes bigotry, but every religion has its fanatics and bigots – including Buddhism, but also Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

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      Dr Romesh,

      “No one likes bigotry, but every religion has its fanatics and bigots – including Buddhism, but also Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.”

      Please do not state the obvious; everyone knows that every religion has bad elements. What Usha talks about here is about institutionalised Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism that feeds from Bigotry. You cannot pretend that this phenomenon does not exist; it is at its peak now and the subjugation of the Tamils is well and truly underway. You need to look in the mirror and say it yourself do I make sense!

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    The author (TGTE Senator) is wrong in blaming the ills of the country to Buddhism during the 66 years of independence. It is the Sinhala politicians (mostly Buddhist) and a few Tamils as well, who accepted cabinet positions in various governments for selfish reasons.

    Talking of the failure of the ceasefire, (which really was not brokered by the Norwegians, who really came into the scene of UNP-LTTE after 2001 elections) cannot totally blame the UNP government. The LTTE negotiators like her boss the TGTE co-founder Rudrakumaran, The Balasinghams, Karuna, Thamilchelvam are also to be blamed for dragging the talks without any results. Their life time experience would speak for itself. The ISGA came far too late in the process in November 2003 and was dead on arrival.

    The biggest problem the Tamils have experienced in the past decade was the War Crimes, and possible Genocide by the Rajapakses, where at least 80% of the Tamils died in the 30 year civil war took place. Do not also forget that over 300,000 Tamil civilians were incarcerated in concentration camps for over 2 years and 260,000 Tamil homes were destroyed in the 2008-2009 period. It was due to the LTTE advisers in the diaspora advising their leaders in 2005 to install the Rajapakses in power by boycotting the Presidential elections. That was the biggest blunder of the Tamils and the advisers helped by the cheer leaders need to accept the blame.

    We should not distort the history, like the Sinhala politicians do consistently.

    Opportunities during the 2002-2005 ceasefire was squandered by both sides resulting in the subsequent killings and destruction. 5 years after the end of war the Tamils have not still recovered while the GOSL faces international isolation, rejection and condemnation.

    As for TRO being banned, which was a good thing for the Tamil diaspora, as it saved their money for the future. When that happened, there was nearly a million dollars in it’s bank accounts which the GOSL appropriated, and this amount is without money in transit in about 50 countries and cash in hand in TRO offices. This was a few years before the Mulliwaikal massacres.

    Currently, the Tamil diaspora remits $3 billion dollars in 2013 out of the total $6.8 Billion dollars of official inward remittances which keeps the country’s economy afloat. The GOSL including the opposition refer to the $6.8 Billion remittances as from the “Sri Lankan workers”.

    Donald Gnanakone
    Tamils For Justice.

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      Donald:

      How do you explain the Sinhalese politicians playing the RACE card to win elections and being successful.

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        Kali,

        What did GG Ponnambalam do to oust the Arunachelems?
        He played the race card and ousted the Arunachelems and precipitated the FIRST Sinhala Tamil riots of the 20th Century when for over a Century there was no ethnic strife between Tamils and Sinhalese.

        Why are ALL parties in the North Race based?

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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    Jingoist Usha talks as if she has become a refugee of Buddhism and she want to save Buddhism from the Sinhala Buddhists. What I am about to show is that true bigots have been the Tamil leaders.

    Hindu Organ November 1, 1939 reported that “At a meeting in Nawalapitiya in 1939, GGP attacked the Mahawamsa and the Sinhalese in such extreme terms that the people there attacked him, and the first Sinhala-Tamil riots began, with clashes in Nawalapitiya, Passara, Maskeliya and even in Jaffna.” In summary, GG Ponnambalam claimed the Tamils have always ruled the Sinhalese, and the Sinhalese were “a race of hybrids” and an offshoot of the Tamils.

    It was British Raj not Sinhalas who ruled Sri Lanka then. Mentioning the Hansard report of 1935 (column 3045) in her book ‘Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution’ Dr Jane Russell says as Ponnambalam said, he is a PROUD DRAVIDIAN, and therefore rejected the Ceylonese concept that embraced all the ethnic groups.

    GGP didn’t stop his chauvinism there. GGP and various Tamil writers carried on a full campaign against Universal Franchise by attacking the Mahawamsa and degrading Sinhala people. Russell writes a reason for this hate attitude of GGP. In page 131 of the said book Russell says; “The Ceylon Tamils had no written document on the lines of the Mahavamsa to authenticate their singular and separate historical authority in Sri Lanka, a fact which Ceylon Tamil communalists found very irksome”. Prof. K. M. de Silva cites in page 401 of his book ‘History of Ceylon’, that such open jingoism as a main cause of the failure of the Ceylon National Congress and the concept of a united Sri Lanka.

    In spite of all these recent historical facts, Usha says “Sinhala Buddhist governments have shown us that they have absolutely no will to act.” What does this lady expect ‘Sinhala’ government to do in the face of do or die situation they have being pushed into since before independence?
    Anti-Sinhala movement of GGP made him popular among the Jaffna people at the time. In fact, his party, ‘Tamil Congress’ captured power from the moderate Tamils like Ponnambalam Ramanathan and Jaffna Youth. Later on, when Chelvanayakam had come up with extreme or better racist policies than GGP, he managed to get almost all GGP’s voter base to his side. It is against this rising racist programs (GGP and Chelva[s) that Bandaranaike and many others had to take up a more polarized Sinhala nationalist position.

    Soon, Chelvanayakam or tantai Chelva or trousered Gandhi got a resolution passed at a mass rally in Vattukoddai on May 14th 1976. The resolution said in verbatim that “this Convention directs the Action Committee of the TAMIL UNITED LIBERATION FRONT to formulate a plan of action and launch without undue delay the struggle for winning the sovereignty and freedom of the Tamil Nation; And this Convention calls upon the Tamil Nation in general and the Tamil youth in particular to come forward to throw themselves fully into the sacred fight for freedom and to flinch not till the goal of a sovereign state of TAMIL EELAM is reached.”

    Pirapakaran and his gang took up the challenge by Chelva and his party, TULF. And Ushas and company provided them with all the logistical backing that is needed to train makkal padai, child soldiers, suicide bombers, pistol gangs, and buy ships, planes, cannons, bombs, claymore mines and etc. to terrorise Sri Lanka for almost 33 years. Now that we have drowned the terrorists in toto in Nanthikadal lagoon, Ushas have changed their clothes to become egalitarians and Human Right activists. But skin deep, their aim is nothing but Eelam.

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      Banda,

      Please refrain from talking nonsense. The Sinhala Buddhists were in control since 1948; you guys recklessly ruined everything fairly and squarely. You need to man up face up! You have not built a nation but built a lopsided Sinhala Buddhist nation!

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        Burning_Issue,
        You didn’t get it: its all about Sinhala Buddhists safeguarding themselves from Tamil chauvinists. That’s what I have been trying to say.

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          Banda

          ” its all about Sinhala Buddhists safeguarding themselves from Tamil chauvinists.”

          I can see your point, however for your Tamil brethren isn’t it all about safeguarding themselves from Sinhala/Buddhist racists/bigots like yourself?

          Think about it, though you may not get it.

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        Dear Burning Issue,

        Are you not the one writing nonsense?

        Sri Lanka is near 75% Sinhalese and that is a Fact.
        If the Sinhalese are Nationalistic or Racist all democratically elected Southern politicians would have been exclusively Sinhalese. We would then be having even Bhumiputra laws as in Malaysia but we don’t.

        Tamils are elected from Sinhala majority electorates. Minister Jayaraj Fernadopulle who is a Tamil Catholic is a case in point. Can you name a Sinhalese elected from a Tamil majority electorate?

        Why don’t you have multi ethnic political parties in the NORTH?
        Why are Northern Political Parties Race centric?

        Any elected govt in Sri Lanka will definitely have a Sinhala majority. It is a fact of demography. That elected body has a mix of Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Islamists and others within.

        Sri Lanka is also 70% Buddhist and as a result of that demography the elected majority will have a majority of Buddhists. But the governance is a collective one. The Minister of Education that brought in standardization was a Muslim. The Foreign Minister during the 13 amendment time was also a Muslim. Lakshman Kadirgama the illustrious Tamil, was our Foreign Minister.

        The UK has Indians and Sri Lankan Tamils elected to parliament. But the govt is Anglican Christian by Law. It is White English not Brown Indian or Tamil.

        That is a combination of fact of demography and Law.

        Hence please keep your hate of the Sinhala Buddhists to a side and be objective.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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    The reason this woman write so much garbage is because she has no leg to stand on supporting her misconceptions. One cannot replace what has happened in history with reams of pretentious misinformation written on CT using today’s partisan politics. The fact of the matter is, she is in Canada, proving that she has accepted that she has no place in SLK AT present, or had in past or will have in future. Just crying wolf (or is it Kotiya) from the distance

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    Usha,
    Your analysis proffers much food for thought.One could provide enough and more examples to support your view. One instance that comes to my mind is the attitude of the Minister responsible for Foreign Employment regarding the beheading of Rizaana unmercifully in a foreign land. What a heart breaking,shocking sight it was,I shudder to think of that sight. This inhuman instinct is probably ingrained as a dominant character.In my belief it is the spirit of God our Creator in our soul that will prevent
    from committing such heinous crimes.We have to bear with such people
    whether Buddhist or otherwise and forgive them,”God says revenge is mine and I shall repay.” As far as I know there no concept of God or Creator in Buddhism.

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    Bigotry of the Believers of Creation/Creator god is Root Cause Of Strife In the world!

    Thanks!

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    It boggles my mind to think how tribal Tamil lunatics like this are given air time internationally.

    This points to deficiencies in the implementation of Sri Lankan foreign policy, not the policy in itself.

    Prof G.L. Peris although very articulate lacks charisma, essential for building relationships at international level.

    Sri Lanka needs to re-establish the innovative spirit that beat the crap of Skanda’s boys.

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      Well articulated.

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      Vibhushana, it’s because both CT and the Tamil diaspora are anti-Government. My enemy’s enemy is my friend.

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    Ponnampalam Rama was a bigot not a patriot. He gave the impression of being neutral and fair to all but was responsible for importing low caste Tamils and settling them in Sinhala land in the Wanni. He had also told the who British who were illegally occupying Sri Lanka, that Tamils were the majority community in Sri Lanka and demanded more representation for Tamils. He was also committed to maintaining the priviledges of CASTE at the expense of marinalised poor, Tamil Untouchables.
    The Root Cause of the problems facing Tamils is Tamil Casteism. The writer, very likely has her own interests in min;, preservation of her priviledged caste intertwined with her Hindu upbringing, which has more to do with bigotry than any other religion.

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      lal,

      “The Root Cause of the problems facing Tamils is Tamil Casteism.”

      Pay some money and buy the book authored by SB. Dysanayaka “Understand the Sinhalese” where he talks about the Sinhala caste system. Also buy some national dailies to see Sinhala matrimonial sections. Also tell me as to why Gunasenghe is spelt differently like Goonasingha, Goonasinghe, Gunasinge and Gunasingha.

      Please, you shed crocodile tears for the unfortunate lower caste Tamils for the wrong reasons! Your bigotry has no bounds. All Sinhala names ending with “lal” have no real Sinhala connections or any village associations. Such people are recent arrivals from India!

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    Sir Ponna was a patriot who persuaded the Poms to let go the Sinhalese , According to Ms Usha.

    How cool is that?.

    Sir Bala on the other hand used his 9th grade offsider Praba to decimate half the Tamil population of Srilankan.

    How bad is that?.

    Ms Usha is still following Praba and his supporters to cause more trouble for the left over Tamils ( not the TNA ones) who are now trying to live in peace and harmony with the rest of the inhabitant population..

    Isn’t it even worse?.

    Is

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      I agree,

      Ms Usha, highlights all the past glory, conveniently sweeping under the carpet all the atrocities committed by Praba and the gang. The problem with Tamils is that they do not want to accept the mistakes done by them, always blaming the rest for everything.

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    Dear Usha,

    I salute you for this excellent piece. I was moved. Thank you Colombo Telegraph for introducing this writer.

    Anandi

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    Some cows get “mad cow decease” when they become old!

    Thanks!

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      Thanks!

      Repeating record- Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

      Tell us if you just learnt

      `Thank`

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        “Tell us if you just learnt “

        Not yet. Can you teach me or you want me to teach you?

        Thanks!

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    Usha S Sri Skanda-Rajah, Agree with you. You have revealed the essential flaw in the intellect and character of those who call themselves Sinhala-Buddhists. Your reference to a quote from John Drew is particularly apt. It must be agreed however that Tamils too contributed in equal measure to this mess. Remember there are racists among Tamils too. The irony however is that Mahinda Rajapaksa is not a Sinhala-Buddhist. He is in fact a Sinhala-Hindu.

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    Symptoms are being named the disease. The disease is the poor quality and incompetence of our politicians. The scum in society aspire to be politicians and the system permits this increasingly. Scum prefer other scum and this perpetuates the rule by scums of increasing virulence.

    I know the Sinhala people and the Buddhists who are a majority among them, quite well. They on the whole are a very civilised, righteous and good people. Unfortunately, they are a very gullible people, who have not yet understood the meaning of democracy and the power it vests in them. They do not understand that sovereignty is theirs. They yet think that the government is their benevolent patron. The same could be said of the Tamils and Muslims in this country. We share a large component of our genes, don’t we?

    We are a people, who do not question most things. We accept words at face value. Until I went for higher studies to Canada, I did not learn the art of questioning. Unless we question, we cannot learn more and understand better. Unless we question our politicians and their deeds, we will not have true democracy in this country. We are politically very gullible, naive and innocent, even 66 years into independence and political parasitism of equal duration.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran:-
      “We are a people, who do not question most things. We accept words at face value”

      Yes ‘we do not question most things’. This is how we are taught in our schools.

      We are trained to pass exams and answer exam papers, exactly as the Teachers want them answered. This Creates a fertile field for Politicians to launch their ‘learnt by rote’ propaganda.

      Anyone with other ideas are not given a hearing. They become the JVP of old, and the Tamil Tigers, and are obliterated, leaving the Sheep behind to follow the current leaders!

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        What are you talking? JVP and LTTE had mere followers who were trained to destroy with no questions asked.

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    Madam Usha S Sri Skanda-Rajah;

    Really the problem can be either in the object we are trying to figure out or in the glasses we are wearing.

    Have you ever paid any attention to this fact?

    I put to you that in this present scenario of your article, the problem is not lying with what you are trying to impose on, but in your evil mindset you are trying to hide behind your smile.

    Einstein said “”Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”

    Same thing can better be done by evil minded intelligent fools. You evil minded fools should stop this dangerous game of making divisions among the people of this country using created ghosts. Otherwise we will have to strip off your false attire which covers your evil heart.

    You should stop harming the harmony among the communities creating false theories or expect to face intellectual strip off soon.

    Thanks!

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      yapa

      What is your point if there is one.

      We know you are dying to download all your thrash from your head onto this forum.

      Could you be more precise and to the point.

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        Vedda;

        “What is your point if there is one.”

        My point is she is playing nothing but Tomfoolery here.

        Got the point?

        Thanks!

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      Yapa,

      You say:

      “I put to you that in this present scenario of your article, the problem is not lying with what you are trying to impose on, but in your evil mindset you are trying to hide behind your smile. “

      1. This is what Bertrand Russel, a Philosopher ( Lover of Wisdom) said:

      Identifying the problem is 95% of the solution.

      She claims it is the Monk Mahanama Myths that is the Problem.

      2. In order to cure the problem, the person suffering the problem, the Monk Mahanam Sinhala Racist “Buddhists” need to accept that is mostly the problem, and it is NOT Buddhism.

      3, You also need to revise the Tissue of Absurdities in the Monk Mahanma Mahawansa, and get it in line with true Buddhism.

      It is like getting the Church to admit that Galileo is right and the Earth goes around the Sun. If the catholic Church can do it after 350 years, why cannot the Monk Mahanam Sinhala “Buddhists” do it after 1,500 years?

      Hanging on to myths and lies will slow down human progress.See what happened to Islamic Science with Revelation vs, Reason.

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        Amarasori;

        You seems to love your “Maekka” (flea)very much. Do you know any other word than Mahanama?

        You are a linear minded simpleton according to me. You see one cause for every effect.

        Fools who do not know that they are fools are the biggest fools. You cannot deceive everybody for ever with that simpleton theory of yours.

        Evil minds never see truths.

        Thanks!

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          Yapa,

          “Fools who do not know that they are fools are the biggest fools. You cannot deceive everybody for ever with that simpleton theory of yours.”

          Yapa. Amerasiri is just conveying the Wisdom of the
          Philosophers and pointing out facts. Philosophy is love of wisdom.

          Those who suck in the Monk Mahanama Imaginations, despite facts to the contrary, cannot tell Myth from facts. The Church did that with Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler.

          Call a spade a spade.

          It is like getting the Church to admit that Galileo is right and the Earth goes around the Sun. If the catholic Church can do it after 350 years, why cannot the Monk Mahanam Sinhala “Buddhists” do it after 1,500 years? Hanging on to myths and lies will slow down human progress.

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            Amarasiri;

            “Call a spade a spade.”

            Then tell me creator god is a myth or not.

            Thanks!

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      Ha,ha,ha…..

      This Yapa seems to be the top class Kavum kana Modaya, the best joker on CT. I have NEVER ever seen him talking sense, but comes up with huge words like ‘intellectual’, etc that he himself do not understand. The moment someone starts arguing, he will ran away naked leaving his sarong and amuda.

      “intellectual strip” My Foot! LOL

      Biting finger nails or chewing gum (or his traditional betal chewing) will be better for him than visiting this forum and get humiliated.

      Javi,

      where are you man, this modaya (Yapa) needs one of your witty response.

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        James;

        All those came with similar presumptions about me in the past, disappeared into thin air without keeping any sign about them from forums. You can verify the truthfulness of my statement from Amarasiri, if you want.

        If you too want to disappear the same way I can help you.

        You want my help, tell me frankly.

        Thanks!

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    God Vishnu is said to be the Protecter of Buddhism.
    There are shrines for God Vishnu in the premises of most buddhist temples in sri lanka.
    Most buddhist devotees,after paying obeisance to The Buddha at the main shrine, and offering flowers,visit the Vishnu Shrine and pray to God Vishnu,make offerings of cash and even gold,make “vows”,and even curse their enemies by dashing coconuts.

    This shows the relationship between both religions.
    The devout,appear to beleive in both.

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      Justice,

      “God Vishnu is said to be the Protecter of Buddhism. There are shrines for God Vishnu in the premises of most buddhist temples in sri lanka.”

      So, is that proof that there are Gods in Buddhism?

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

      God in Buddhism

      Gautama Buddha rejected the existence of a creator deity,[1][2] refused to endorse many views on creation[3] and stated that questions on the origin of the world are not ultimately useful for ending suffering.[4][5]

      Buddhism, instead, emphasizes the system of causal relationships underlying the universe (pratītyasamutpāda) which constitute the natural order (dharma) and source of enlightenment. No dependence of phenomena on a supernatural reality is asserted in order to explain the behaviour of matter. According to the doctrine of the Buddha, a human being must study nature (dhamma vicaya) in order to attain personal wisdom (prajna) regarding the nature of things (dharma). In Buddhism, the sole aim of spiritual practice is the complete alleviation of stress in samsara,[6][7] which is called nirvana.

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        As per as my reading with Indian history, Lord buddha neither refused nor accepted the existence of the GOD. Where did you get to know that Lord Buddha refused the existence of God. Is that one more among many myths?

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          manisekaran

          Buddha took no position on God. He did not endorse it and he did not reject it.

          By the way, Buddha is no Lard or God. He was a teacher.Showed a path towards ending suffering, the way he understood it and concluded based on his experience.

          So based on the above, one may say Buddhism is a Philosophy ( Love of Wisdom), a method to get rid of suffering.

          However, all the rebirth, Karma (Kama, both good and bad), is gives Buddhism away as a religion. In Sinhala, it is called Buddha-Religion, or “Buddha-Agama.”. So we have a religion, without a God, only Karma, to instill rewards and happiness, with Nirvana (Nibbana),

          So, the Mahayana, makes Buddha a Deity, and with Statues, Buddha is made to be a God. People want a God, especially to thank for success in life, and get help when in distress. Whether, this has any effect is based on belief.

          After all the Hindus have 330,000,000 Gods. Why can’t Buddhists have just one God, Buddha?-So goes the argument.

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          manisekaran

          We must differentiate the “GODS” in Buddhism and the “GOD” in many other religions.

          In other religions the GOD means the Creator God who is immortal, refused by Buddhism.

          GODS in Buddhism are “deities” who are mortal like any other creatures.

          Hence though the names used in ENGLISH are same GODS in Buddhism refers to a totally different thing than in the creator god based religions.

          Thanks!

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    Its always the ‘Singala Buddhists with their Mahavamsa mentality’. Where have we heard that before? Its always the Jews, always the Jews.

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      Paul

      “Where have we heard that before?”

      Inside your head. You are hearing voices and its not a good sign.

      “Its always the ‘Singala Buddhists with their Mahavamsa mentality’”

      Isn’t it? If not for Singala Buddhists with their Mahavamsa mentality, what was it driving Sinhala/Buddhists to do what they did in the past 66 years?

      I know it is difficult for you nevertheless give it a thought.

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    Okay Okay Kool !. It’s all the fault of Tamil bigots and nothing much of the Sinhalese or Buddhism. 66 years of ‘living together’ or trying to live together didn’t work out at all or bring any good to any communities who are fighting for so long. Every one suffered, directly or indirectly and no doubt the most affected are the Tamils. Finger pointing will never solve anything and no one is going to honestly admit their mistake or crime. This game is never going to end unless we do something to stop this complete nonsense. Enough talks were held, promises made, promises broken, and everything is only getting dragged with no end in sight. Nothing is going to work except a sincere ‘divorce’, a complete, no fault divorce, a separation. Until that happens everything what’s going on here will escalate to a total destruction of all and the nations. None of us are intelligent or wise enough to live together in any civilized manner, with tolerance and in harmony. It’s all gone for good, let’s forget it.
    We are so uncivilized, barbaric, stupid and still living with an 18th century mentality without growing up or maturing any further. We cannot tolerate each other, we hate each other and we are so idiotically corrupted and uncivilized we cannot solve our differences. Let’s us forget unity, and a united country because that will never happen with our backward mentality. Forget about UNHRC, UN, USA, UK,India and all the outsiders. Let’s settle our own problems and keep the vultures away. Let’s have two nations in one country for the prosperity and peace of the entire people who live here in this once splendid country. I cannot visualize anything else beyond this. We only achieved death and destruction and wasted so many years of our combined life and time without any amicable solution. Why waste any more of our valuable time blaming each other. We can do it and we have to do it. There are no better alternatives. We got to do it ourselves, act fast, before others barge in to ‘solve’ it for us, and that will bring in more complications or our country will become a playing field for other forces and their ulterior motives. Just think about it !

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      BRUZ:

      You tamils live are still barbarians and live in the 18th century.

      Sinhala people far beyond the western world that you people are worshipping.

      See how you tamils thrive in Sri Lanka and how natives of north america are living.

      You tamils can not unite based on any other except Tamils because you tamils are that much divided.

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    Tamil bigotry was seen in abundance at the conclusion of “Big Match” revellery that concluded over the week end.

    Lo and behold this these sri Skandarajah roots does knows “No Limits” to revellery as Usha’s wild side roots got exposed with the death of a St. Patrick’s Jaffna alumni & reveller at the big match.

    Leave Buddhism aside just under your loin cloth to see the transformation that has taken place among Jaffna Youth when engaged in revellry.

    Hey you Usha the Jaffna woman pause, tie up with Wiggie to look inwards to the behaviour of Nothern Youth.
    Don’t lay blame on the Buddhist nor the GOSL or the Forces & Police.
    THE CURSE IS UPON YOU TAMILS GAINING MOMENTUM WITH RETRIBUTION FOR YOUR CORK SCREWED PROPAGANDA.

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    LTTE thrash is thriving in the western world full of double standards.

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    I agree in part. Sinhalese and Tamils were quite affable before independence. Tamils were quite splendid and gracious in their mannerisms. Sinhalese were appreciative, honorable and gracious in turn towards the Tamils. Somewhere along the line, British persons saw the pleasant interaction between brethren races and decided that they were being ignored and not getting the honor they deserved. Why, the darkies were actually acting and speaking English even better than they were, and side-lining them!

    Little bits of subtle suggestions were whispered into each other’s ears. When realizations by the darkies were realized, Brits then triumphantly proclaimed that the Sinhalese were Aryans as per Mahavamsa, and had a possibility of being also racially superior; Tamils, as per Hindu manuscripts were of the Dravidian race, but had ancient culture in Pakistan, and had proved themselves equal to pure White Aryans after reading White people textbooks (“By George! These Dravidians are superb! This White Aryan theory must be flawed”). Thus with the British self-confidence restored, the terrible divide was thus cast. Both races sat frowning and scowling at each other. Mightily pleased, in spite of the handing over of Lanka to the Lankan-darkies, British persons were able to leave our Island with their noses upturned and heads held up high.

    However, when dealings with matters of not so petty a nature, in constitutional affairs, British persons drew their plans according to what was right and honorable. Their democratic parliamentary system exemplified perfection of the time and forevermore (irrespective of how they arrived at it through all the hangings, drawings and quarterings of whosoever they considered a traitor. And after all those terrible things, British had actually achieved human perfection in democratic governance). They therefore left Si Lankan with the model, and it would have worked perfectly, except for the personal bigoted-ness and prejudices on both sides.

    Hope current Gosl will follow the UNHRC suggestions and do the following (aside from federalism or devolution or anything else so derogatory towards Lankan reality for peace and prosperity):

    1)Have a Tamil prime-minister and a few more Tamils in cabinet

    2)Prosecute Sinhalese men for rape of Tamil women (surely, there must have been some rapes of Tamil women by Sinhalese soldiers- it is to be expected, otherwise it would be unnatural…….haven’t seen anyone prosecuted yet, and that’s odd).

    3)Rajapakse to apologize for collateral damage during the war and to make reparations in the form of reunions of family members (why aren’t there scenes on the news of family reunions?). If not, genuine persons will be amply compensated.

    4)Tamils to apologize for their terrorism for 30 long years, and to give thanks for the two language system throughout the island, besides the thanking for the Jaffna university.

    5)Tamils to retain exclusivity of their land rights according to a prescribed formula (e.g. 80:20 land rights……90:20?).

    6)Taxation of all provinces to be equitable.

    7)Provincial government to hold as they are.

    8)Rajapakses to dismantle dynastical rule and replace family members with exemplary others (although the family members are doing quite a superb job, too many people in Sri Lanka find them offensive) –Tamils have a remarkable tenacity for exemplary performance (family members can remain as advisors). Of course this will take several years to turn-over.

    Otherwise nothing will hold Sri Lanka together –even the China deal (especially the China deal).

    Of course Buddhism has nothing to do with anything…….oh I forgot :

    9) Prosecute all militant (or propensity to militancy) Buddhist monks.

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      ~ I mean 90:10

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    Usha

    YOur dont know first thing about what goes on in Sri Lanka. Thje minority Tamils should learn to exist peacefully with the majority. They cannot dictate to the majority. So there is no problem to solve as far as sri lankans are concerned. Where is this nepotism that is speokn of without any basis. Tamils enjoy equal place in Sri Lanka and are holding hight posts both in the government and the private sector . So what is their grievance. Just mind your own business and dont speak of things you dont know of

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      sam

      “Thje minority Tamils should learn to exist peacefully with the majority.”

      Yes I hate to agree with you, only if majority allow them to live in peace with dignity.

      “Tamils enjoy equal place in Sri Lanka and are holding hight posts both in the government and the private sector.”

      Do they?

      Could you name those Tamils who hold high posts?

      Name the Tamil President of this island
      Name the Tamil prime minister of this island
      Name the Tamil Armed forces Commanders
      Name the Tamil Chief Justice
      Name the Tamil permanent secretaries to all ministries
      Name the Tamil Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka
      Name the Tamil ministers who hold important ministries
      Name the Tamil Governors of Provinces
      Name the Tamil who hold important diplomatic assignments.
      …..
      …..
      …..

      “So what is their grievance.”

      Haven’t you found out from your Tamil brethren?
      Sinhala/Buddhists are being the constant pain in the people’s bottom. You are one of them who gives grieve to all people.

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        Vedda;

        You are nothing but a vedda as I have said before. Take the statistics of the employment before the Tamil groups started war against the Sinhalese and Muslims. They held a bigger proportionate portion in almost all the prominent jobs in this country and in the university entrance. It was they themselves barred Tamils from getting the government jobs.

        Are you blind vedda?

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          ” You are nothing but a vedda as I have said before.”

          In your borrowed ambude you are bellowing like a west indies slave who his not only but deaf and dumb. :)

          Slaves need to refer European history in its original form 1498 onwards.

          Arawak means native of the Caribbean.
          The African slaves were first taken there by Christopher Columbus the Spaniard (Basque) under the Roman Emperor.

          Veddha means native of Lanka.
          The South Indian slaves were the first taken there by Vas Goda Gama the portugese under the Roman Emperor.

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          yapa

          “You are nothing but a vedda as I have said before.”

          This is the only time you got your facts right.
          I am a Veddah and proud of it.

          “Take the statistics of the employment before the Tamil groups started war against the Sinhalese and Muslims.”

          Give us the statistics and the source we will decide whether you have a point or as usual you are the source of another myth.

          “They held a bigger proportionate portion in almost all the prominent jobs in this country and in the university entrance.”

          Again let me see the statistics and the source we will decide whether you have a point or as usual you are the source of another myth. By the way University entrance was based on merit and not given as a favour.

          “It was they themselves barred Tamils from getting the government jobs.”

          How so?

          “Are you blind vedda?”

          What do you think?

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            ““Are you blind vedda?” What do you think? “

            I am inclined to think so.

            Thanks!

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              yapa

              “I am inclined to think so.”

              Are you blind?

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                “Are you blind?”

                I am sure, I would be one among the last to be blinded by anybody. An extremely difficult task!

                Thanks!

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        This Vedda bugger doesn’t understand that Barack Hussein Obama had dropped his father’s religion, Islam and become a Christian enable him to be elected the President of the US. Blacks were mistreated but they didn’t demand separatism. Blacks fought for their country and proved their patriotism beyond doubt to qualify them to be elected to office. These are realities in life even in the epitome of democracy.

        There have been Tamil Justices and Chief Justices, Tamil Armed forces Commanders, Tamil permanent secretaries, Tamil Governor of Central Bank, Tamil ministers after the independence. Ponnambam Ramanathan got elected over a rival Sinhalese in the 1920s. I think, Tamils must ask themselves why they cannot do so again.

        Let me give an answer: Just over 40% Hindians never backed a Tamil to be elected as their Prime Minister. But twice they have elected Dravidians. Do we have to explain why Sri Lankan majority do not trust Tamils for positions of power. There ware two Tamils Feranadopulle and Kadiragamar who could have become not just the Prime Minister but even the President. LTTE killed them both for that reason.

        For Tamils of today to elect themselves as the Prime Minister and the President of Sri Lanka, they’ll have to gain the confidence of the majority just like Ponnambalam did in Sri Lanka did and many a black did in the US. Lets face the truth; today, Most Tamils want positions in Eelam and not positions in Sri Lanka. What more to say if Tamil jingoist threaten Tamil women who joined the army.

        In Malaysia, less than 60% are Muslims. Yet they have declared themselves as Bhumiputra with special privileges. Not only that, they have reserved the position of the Prime Minister and the King to Muslims. Well, what more to say if Norway does it through constitution and the UK, France, Germany and etc do it unofficially.

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          I am no muslim

          I can see you are not a Muslim from your racist spew.

          I repeat my question here for you to look at it and respond to me:

          Could you name those Tamils who hold high posts.

          Name the Tamil President of this island
          Name the Tamil prime minister of this island
          Name the Tamil Armed forces Commanders
          Name the Tamil Chief Justice
          Name the Tamil permanent secretaries to all ministries
          Name the Tamil Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka
          Name the Tamil ministers who hold important ministries
          Name the Tamil Governors of Provinces
          Name the Tamil who hold important diplomatic assignments.
          …..
          …..
          …..

          “Ponnambam Ramanathan got elected over a rival Sinhalese in the 1920s.”

          This is because caste ridden upper class Sinhala/Buddhist preferred a Saiva Vellala to their own lower caste Sinhalese.

          By the way neither your people nor your Tamil brethren are Buhmiputras but descendants of Kallathonies mostly from South India.

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            Native Vedda,

            “I am no muslim ” Jim Softy, Yapa and avatars are likely the same.

            CT should identify the Avatar’s so that responses can me made efficiently, wholesale.

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      Sam,

      Should the majority community dictate to the minority communities? Yes, we should live together, but it should be as equals in triumph and disaster, and success and failure. What you advocate will work in a homogenous society, but not in a heterogenous society like Sri Lanka. When a communal majority dictates the fate of the rest, it is called majoritarianism- a form of dictatorship. Sri Lanka has to be structured to become a nation of communities, politically, for true democracy to manifest .

      Dr, Rajasingham Narendran

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        Narendran,
        You need to realize there is no separate set of rules for Sinhalese and a separate set for Tamils in Sri Lanka. All citizens need to live by the laws/rules/rights etc. of the land. Point out to me specifics of unequal in triumph and disaster, success and failure you are talking about? Great majority of countries in the world are not homogeneous, how do they survive and progress? Communal majority has dictated which specific fate of the minorities in SL? What do you mean by a “nation of communities”? Are you asking for separation from Sri Lanka?

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          Man you were talking Nonsense until the last sentence when you started talking sense.

          Yes we are bloody asking for SEPERATION and for your information EELAM has arrived through the back door. BJP which is going to be in a coalition with the Iron Lady wielding balance of power or even heading it has already stated its intentions and that is sorting out the Tamil Question once and for all within three months.

          So see you in three months. GOOD BYE

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            Kali,
            There is no Tamil Question and there will be NO separation, guaranteed!

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              Nonsense:

              You are not going to destroy thousands of years of Tamil History. We will seperate and get to the promised land and I will speak to you in three months.
              Boy or Boy grow up you are an Indian Colony.
              King Mahinthas Kingdon is crumbling. Only the other day Kings own Doctor was shot at and yesterday an OIC was killed and the Police Spokesman blames the Diaspora and the reality is different.

              It is the American Dollar and the heat is getting closer by the minute and MRs days are numbered. America has already decided on a Regime change and a Stray Bullest is waiting for MR.

              Whatv are you going to do MAN. Even a disused Bunker wont help.

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          Nonsence@,

          if you say so, we the srilankens have the law function in the UK.

          Unfortunately, this is just limited to the books.

          Just wake up – and see it with widened eyes. What bring even uni educated ones like you too, see it that blind. This has become a curse to the nation.

          Dont be that narrominded man… generations to come will curse on you.

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      Sam you Idiot from Austarlia:

      1)The minority Tamils should learn to exist peacefully with the majority. They cannot dictate to the majority.

      Man we tried it for 64 years and that hasn’t worked. You cannot dictate to us Anymore.

      2)So there is no problem to solve as far as sri lankans are concerned:

      Exactly that is the problem and that is what the Muslim Minister Hakeem told MR. ” MR you are trying to hide a pumpkin in a plate of rice.

      3)Tamils enjoy equal place in Sri Lanka and are holding hight posts both in the government and the private sector

      ** What high post are you talking about: Would it be the Ministerial post held by the Criminal KAUNA. Or Would it be the post held by the Looter DOUGLAS DEVANDA.

      4) So what is their grievance.

      Frankly none as we are having the time of our life.

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    Usha:

    Sinhala Buddhist Bigotry Root Cause Of Strife In Sri Lanka.

    The above syndrome is an In Born Error of Racial Prejudice which cuts across all political spectrum.

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    Usha:

    Sinhala Buddhist Bigotry Root Cause Of Strife In Sri Lanka:

    The above syndrome is an In Born Error of Racial Prejudice which has no boundaries. Every action has a reaction and when 20 million Racist Sinhalese headed by MR refuse to accept that it was their Tyranny which created LTTE what chance have we got to heal the wound. Frankly none.
    We are not born Terrorists and certainly are not Racist and even at this late stage we are wiling to live together as we have more in common that unites us than what divides us but only when we have the means to determine our destiny and protect our natural habitat .
    I agree that it is the Sinhala Buddhist Bigotry which is the root cause of Strife in Sri Lanka and we cannot have Reconciliation before those who are responsible for the Genocide are punished.

    ****Sinhala Buddhist violence is something new, rare, incidental or sporadic, directed at ethnicities that are a ‘minority’.

    Sinhala Buddhist violence is nothing new or rare. Killing the Tamils comes naturally to them but they also kill their own with impunity which is evident from the number killed during the Che guvara Insurgency

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    It is the bigotry of the Northern Catholic Tamils and the so called high caste Tamils in the North, that is the root cause of all problems Sri Lanka is facing today.
    Today it has become fashion to maliciously sling mud at Sinhala Buddhists, taking a few incidents caused by recently formed NGOs like the BBS and Ravana Balaya, to counter the vicious acts of Evangelists and Wahhabis, and Usha obviously knows they do not represent the Sinhala Buddhist community. Even so, if one compares the few incidents caused by these NGOs with what’s happening to Muslims in countries like England, France, India etc and what’s happening to Christians in Muslim nations, the actions of BBS would be like a drop in the ocean.
    It seems Usha Sri Skandarajah mastered the art of deception of the naïve well meaning Westerners, to denigrate the entire Sinhala Buddhist community, which as a matter of fact is by far the most peaceful and accommodating group of people in Sri Lanka, which group had even gone out of their way to give protection to the Muslims who were persecuted by the Portuguese Catholics and protection to the Catholics persecuted by the British Anglicans and so on.
    Usha should meet the Mahanayake’s of the four Buddhist Nikaya’s who represents and give guidance to the Sinhala Buddhists, instead of focussing on a few acts by NGOs like BBS, if Usha eally cares to know the true qualities of the Sinhala Buddhists. These are the poison pens Sri Lanka does not need at this time of recovery from 30 years of terrorism.

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      Nonsense:

      You are not going to destroy thousands of years of Tamil History. We will seperate and get to the promised land and I will speak to you in three months.
      Boy or Boy grow up you are an Indian Colony.
      King Mahinthas Kingdon is crumbling. Only the other day Kings own Doctor was shot at and yesterday an OIC was killed and the Police Spokesman blames the Diaspora and the reality is different.

      It is the American Dollar and the heat is getting closer by the minute and MRs days are numbered. America has already decided on a Regime change and a Stray Bullest is waiting for MR.

      Whatv are you going to do MAN. Even a disused Bunker wont help.

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        Ha! Ha!! Hah!!!, a real joker. Huh! Huh!! Ha!!!, My sinus! ooohhhh!!!!

        Thanks!

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