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Slaughter Of Tamil Prisoners Inside High Security Jail & Genocide Of Tamils In July 1983 

By Kumarathasan Rasingam

Kumarathasan Rasingam

Post independence Sri Lanka brought in several official dispositions that gave preference to the Sinhalese majority. The Sinhala Only Act introduced by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) government of SWRD Bandaranaike in 1956, for example, recognized Sinhalese as the only official language of the country. The 1950s also saw the launching of several development projects by the government. Many of these were irrigation projects, such as the Gal Oya, Kantale and Mahaweli, which involved the colonization of Tamil lands in the north and the east by the Sinhalese of the south.

The 1983 massacres in Sri Lanka are best understood within the context of the post-independent state of affairs that prevailed in the country at that time. Having obtained independence from its British colonial rulers on February 4, 1948, newly independent Sri Lanka was bestowed with a system of majoritarian rule. As such, members of the Sinhalese community who formed the majority of the population (over 10 million or 74% of a population of 15 million, according to the 1981 census) acceded to most positions of power. Meanwhile, Tamils, who represented the largest minority in the country (approximately 2.5 million or 18% of the population) and who, despite their minority status, had occupied high positions in business and administration during the British colonial period, lost a significant number of their jobs under Sinhalese rule.

The Vaddukoddai resolution was unanimously passed at the first National Convention of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) held on May 14, 1976, and presided over by SJV Chelvanayakam. The resolution “resolves that restoration and reconstitution of the free, sovereign, secular, socialist State of Tamil Eelam has become inevitable in order to safeguard the very existence of the Tamil Nation.” The resolution requests the members of the TULF to “launch without undue delay the struggle for winning the sovereignty and freedom of the Tamil Nation” and “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 reached”.

The unrestricted use of the powers defined in the PTA would serve to create a sense of impunity within the Sri Lankan forces who were almost exclusively Sinhalese. The absence of any concrete legal mechanism to overlook the use of such powers is also significant. Several international organizations voice their concerns about these provisions, stating that many dispositions of the PTA and its retroactivity were in violation to international human rights norms (Amnesty International 1983:283)

The Black July riots were well-planned and organized (Yogasundram 2006:310). As President Jayawadene and his government would later admit in a statement, “a pattern of organization and planning has been noticed in the rioting and looting that took place.” Minister of information, Mr. Anandatissa de Alwis later told reporters “some organized force set this [violence] in motion. We have to find out who it is […]. It was not a haphazard hit-and-run operation […]. Those who did the operation did not steal – the looters came behind them like scavengers” (The Guardian, July 28, 1983)

Fifty three Tamil prisoners were murdered whilst in government custody. Thirty five Tamil political prisoners (held in custody under the infamous Sri Lanka Prevention of Terrorism Act, which was described by the International Commission of Jurists as ‘an ugly blot on the statute book of any civilised country’) were killed within the walls of the high security Welikade prison, in Colombo, on 25 July. Two days later, on 27 July, 18 more Tamil political prisoners were killed within the confines of the same Welikade prison.

Kuttimani

The Tamil prisoners who were massacred in Welikade in July 1983 were:

25th July 1983

1. Selvaraja Yogachandran (Kuttimani) 2. N. Thangathurai 3. Nadesathasan 4. Jegan 5. Alias Sivarasa 6. Sivan Anpalagan 7. A. Balasubramaniam 8. Surash Kumar 9. Arunthavarajah 10. Thanapalasingham 11. Arafat 30. Anpalagan Sunduran 12. P. Mahendran 31. Ramalingam Balachandran 13. K. Thillainathan 32. K. Thavarajasingham 1420. S. Subramaniam 21. Mylvaganam Sinnaiah 22. G. Mylvaganam 23. Ch. Sivanantharajah 24. T. Kandiah 25. S. Sathiyaseelan 26. Kathiravelpillai 27. Easvaranathan 28. K. Nagarajah 29. Gunapalan Ganeshalingam . S. Kularajasekaram 33. K. Krishnakumar 15. K. Uthaya Kumar 34. R. Yoganathan 16. S. Sivakumar 35. A. Uthayakumar 17. A. Rajan 36. G. Amirthalingam 18. S. Balachandran 37. V. Chandrakumar 19. Yogachandran Killi 38. Sittampalam Chandrakulam 39. Navaratnam Sivapatham (Master)

27th July 1983

1. Muthukumar Srikumar 10. Gnanamuthu Naveratnasingham 2. Philip Amirthanayagam 11. Kandiah Rajendran (Robert) 3. Kulasingam Kumar 12. Dr. Somasunderam Rajasunderam 4. Selachami Kumar 13. Somasunderam Manoranjan 5. Kandasamy Sarveswaran 14. Arumugam Seyan (Appu) 6. A. Marianpillai 15. Thamotharampillai Jegemogenandan 7. Sivapathan Neethirajah 16. Sinnathambi Sivasubramaniam 8. Devanayagam Paskaran 17. Sellay Rajeratnam 9. Ponnaiya Thurairajah 18. Kumarasamy Ganeshalingam 19. Ponnampalam Devakumar

Around May 1983, the government moved many political prisoners held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, including Nadarajah Thangathurai and Selvarajah Yogachandran, from the army camp at Panagoda to the jail at Welikade. Panagoda was a special prison, in an army camp in an outlying suburb of Colombo and conveniently situated for torture and ‘investigative interrogation’.

But if the prisoners were killed whilst at Panagoda, the government of Sri Lanka may have been directly implicated for the act of the army. Sections of the maximum security Welikade jail, however, housed a large number of Sinhala prisoners as well. The move from Panagoda to Welikade assisted the plan to murder the Tamil militants in custody, at an appropriate time and explain away the murder as a “prison riot”.

”Very few believed the story that these killings were the result of a prison riot. How did the other prisoners get out of their cells? Where did they get their weapons? And, most important who put these Island Reconvicted Criminals next to the détentes and in the same building? And when?  And even if one overlooked the first killings, how to explain the killing of a further seventeen Tamil détentes the following day?  What were the prison authorities doing….? Why didn’t they send the Tamil détentes to a safer place?… This coldly calculated murder of Tamil prisoners will be an eternal blot on the Sri Lankan government that nothing can wipe out. An army officer who had visited the prison morgue told me that the détentes must have been attacked with clubs and knives. Kuttimuni had been badly slashed…” (Eye witness account, Sri Lanka: Racism and the Authoritarian State – Race and Class, Volume XXVI, A.Sivanandan and Hazel Waters, Institute of Race Relations)

The post mortem inquiry into the death of the Tamil prisoners at Welikade, returned a verdict of homicide. Amnesty International reported in June 1984:

“Amnesty International has itself interviewed one Tamil detainee who survived the killing and has received a sworn statement from another survivor, both of whom state that some prisoners who had come to attack them later told the surviving detainees that they had been asked to kill Tamil prisoners. According to the sworn statement: ‘We asked these people as to why they came to kill us. To this they replied that they were given arrack by the prison authorities and they were asked to kill all those at the youth offenders ward (where the Tamil prisoners were kept)”’

No amount of sanctimonious expressions of sorrow or statements made before the Commission that the Sri Lankan Government was not proud of what happened at the Colombo jail would be acceptable to the civilised world, when up to date, the government has failed or neglected or refused to order an independent judicial inquiry into this unprecedented slaughter of those who were in the custody of the Government. (Statement by All India Women’s Conference at UN Sub Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 24 August 1984)

An eye witness account of the Welikade Prison Massacre

From “Detention, Torture and Murder” by S.A. David, B.A. (Architecture) Melbourne, Diploma in Town Planning (Leeds, UK), the then President of the GandhiyamSociety, and published in November 1983. The writer was one of the lucky ones who escaped death in the infamous Welikade Prison Massacre in July 1983. He later escaped from the Batticaloa jail.

Under the Buddha Dharma regime – Under Prevention of Terrorism Act [PTA] in Sri Lanka anyone can be arrested and detained without trial, anyone can be murdered and buried without inquest.

Although the Prevention of Terrorism Act refers to the whole of Sri Lanka its application has been reserved for the Tamils and particularly the Tamil youth.

Under the PTA of Sri Lanka a person can be detained for periods up to 18 months (renewable by order every three months) if the Minister has reason to believe or suspect that any person is connected with or concerned in any unlawful activity.  Includes even pasting posters on walls punishable with death.

The bitter pill of the PTA has been sugar coated with an apparently humanistic provision to allow appeal within twenty days of arrest to a Board of three members. This is purely to circumvent International human rights considerations. Yet in application of this provision diabolical intrigues are observed.

Still Sri Lanka is a model democracy of the third world praised and supported by the Capitalist nations of the world led by America and followed by Germany, Japan, Britain and the White Common Wealth and the Arabs. This is a crying shame to the intelligence’ and conscience of 20th Century humanity.

There has been ridiculous instances when Judges of Courts have  ordered detents were taken to Remand Prison, their names entered in Prison Registers and then the provisions of the PTA invoked and the detents brought for torture to Army Camp. Such is the working of Buddha Dharmista in Sri Lanka.

It is to be noted even after 36 years none of the perpetrators were arrested or punished.  Not only this the Bindunuwewa Prison Massacre  killing 26 Tamil Prisoners took place on October 24, 2000, where a mob of a few hundred villagers armed with knives, rods and torches stormed the detention center. The Sri Lankan Army detachment that was posted there had been withdrawn the previous day, for unknown reasons.

Once the massacre started, the posted police personnel refused to intervene to stop it.

The Judicial system, the Military, the Police force is politicized in Sri Lanka where the culture of impunity is entrenched for these heinous crimes especially whenever the victims are Tamils. 

It is a very sad state of affairs to note that the United Nations, UNHRC, UN Security Council, the International Criminal Court is ineffective in punishing these states that ignores the norms of the UN Conventions and escapes from any punishment.

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    I heard LTTE rump knows why Kuttimani and the crowd were killed. It was Pabakakran who paid money to Prison guards and prisoners; the reason, was Kuttimani may gang up with the govt; Kuttimani got the MUKKUWA crowd’s help and Pabakaran did not like destroying the Caste prone social set up and Kuttimani would become a powerful force. LTTE rump knows why Kuttimani and his supporters were killed. . Yet they use that against the govt because the Western Handlers are asking LTTE rump to continue the movement against the govt and the forces. I heard, Rasingham is cooperating in building a new movement.

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      JD,
      You are one example of how Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism taught to Sinhalese with poisionous lies throughout the whole Sinhala community. Blood thirstiness is now in the gene of many people like you. You have accepted one truth that you can buy Sinhalese very cheaply and they will murder any one at any time. You say, Sinhala are paid collie murderers. Now it is the question for those true Buddhist Sinhala to say whether they accept JD’s position?

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        You should not blame JD. You should show some compassion and sympathize. He is just STUPID and mentally challenged.

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      Change your source of information, these conspiracy theories only make you look uninformed.

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      JD
      Hear say evidence is not acceptable please.

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        K. Anga,

        JD’s comment is not based on hearsay evidence but rather a calculated, bold faced invented, strategic lie of convenience tailored to hoodwink the naive!

        Conscienceless, merciless evil masquerading as human.

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      JD,
      Airplane hijacker pulled out the eyeballs of Kuttimani.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/prison-massacre-and-the-alitalia-hijacker-sepala-ekanayake/

      Do not invent stories.

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    I heard LTTE rump knows their people killed Kuttimani and the gang. But, their complain is LTTE killed them because the govt arrested them (God Vishnu)

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    This is Sri Lanka’s shame. These were suspected terrorists, but they should have been given due justice, and treated humanely, which is what any decent democracy is expected to do. What happened in 1983 was a very dark day in the history of this country, and it should NEVER have happened. The politicians who looked the other way, organized murderous mobs of looter, arsonists, and killers, have all got away.
    That is why the present lot of politicians, repeat history. They are emboldened by the fact that you can get away with murder and crimes in this country. Under international laws when an enemy surrenders, or is captured, you have to treat them humanely, and follow the judicial system. That is what separates us from the terrorists.

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    Taraki, KASmaalam, somass, EE, wannihami, Lester, …

    Did these incidents actually take place inside Welikada prison?
    Is it a figment of imagination of the author?
    Is it part of Diaspora propaganda?

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      NV
      That is how all Tamils were converted to ardent UNP supporters.

      Soma

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        soma

        While you were busy outside your mates/relatives were busy inside.

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    Must say, there were not too many Tamils, or even Tigers, lamenting the demise of Kuttimani, by whatever means. He was a ruthless murderer and bank robber of the worst kind.
    /
    The problem with Sri Lankan minority ethnic groups is that they try to make heroes out of terrorists, murderers and criminals, in support of their campaign for more power, by hook or by crook.
    /
    How can reconciliation take place with that kind of selfish, dishonest mentality?

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      in his early days kuttimani and another chap got into a taxi and went towards a tamil politicians house to kill him.They got out of the taxi and killed the driver and put him in the boot.The politician was not in his house and the plan failed.When reading this i thought how callous these buggers were,The taxi driver a middle aged tamil family man was just a mosquito for them.They could have tied him up or something.
      ps.kutti went to restaurant karma in jaffna.adey kondu vaaa vadai(bring me vadai)
      he shouted. The waiter brought a goat eyeball in a soup and told him here in this restaurant you can’t order,you get what you deserve.

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      Even the majority do that. In fact they and their actions are the cause for minorities to respond in like manner.

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      ‘How can reconciliation take place with that kind of selfish, dishonest mentality?’

      Terrence, it can’t. They don’t want reconciliation. The fools are still fighting for Eelam in cyberspace.

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    The mastermind JRJ will now be rotting in hell. He created a hell for all communities until the war ended. The hell continues ………

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      He continued with what SWRD started,

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        be sensible
        do not forget JRJ marched to kandy to topple the banda -chelva pact.he was a bigger racist than SWRD.As soon as he came to power in 1977 the riots started.77,81,83.

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          Dear Shankar , It is true .JR and the UNP party are the worst racists .The present UNP leadership is the same one ,there is no change ,but the TNA is always supporting it.As you have mentioned about the 77,81,83 riots which were planed and organized by the pro imperialist UNP leadership but our politically and ideologically bankrupt Tamil ruling class leadership under the TNA is always supporting the United National Party or JR’s son-in-low Ranil.

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            balan

            ranil is JRJ’s nephew,not son in law.We should not blame him for his uncle’s misdeeds.Everyone has to take their own responsibility.You are right about one thing,the UNP has been a more racist party than the SLFP. The racists are well hidden within the UNP.They pop up suddenly like cyril mathew did and then only we know what rabid dogs there are in the UNP.Chandrika’s devolution proposals also were scuttled by ranil when he came under pressure from the racists.

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            Balan, Ranil is not JR’s son-in-low? or even son-in-law. But nephew.

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      Nothing will change, JR and every one after and before him have the same gene, that of a beast. All these took place in a Buddhist country, a dharmishta society. Even Buddhism could not change their mindset.

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        JRJ and SWRD were not bhuddhist,unlike DS.JRJ also must have had non sinhalese ancestry.his face and nose give him away.The duplicates are worse than the original sinhala bhuddhists.They have to prove their credentials by tamil bashings.

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    “Many of these were irrigation projects, such as the Gal Oya, Kantale and Mahaweli, which involved the colonization of Tamil lands in the north and the east by the Sinhalese of the south.”

    Sheer BS.
    According to Oxford Learners Dictionary the definition of ‘Colonizer’ is:
    “a person who helps take control of an area or a country that is not their own, especially using force, and sending people from their own country to live there.”
    https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/colonizer
    Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo are the Native people in Sinhale. Latest research have proved with scientific evidences that Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo have evolved from Homo Sapiens that had lived in this country 125,000 years ago. Saying Native people colonized their own country is a big joke. It is ‘Para (Foreign) Demalu’ who came from Hindusthan as invaders and slaves brought from Malabar by Portuguese, Dutch and British ‘Parayas’ that colonized Sinhale. North and East was the cradle of Sinhala civilization where Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa existed for thousands of years. Para Demalu destroyed these Kingdoms forcing Sinhalayo to retreat to South.

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      Eagle Eye,
      “It is ‘Para (Foreign) Demalu’ who came from Hindusthan as slaves brought from Malabar by Portuguese, Dutch and British”
      None of the above what you have written is from any authentic source. Can you please cite some reliable/authentic reference to all what you have written above? Do you have any authentic evidence to prove what you are saying? You are simply hallucinating. Please try to educate yourself from authentic academic sources like reputed historians, research papers, etc. without repeating (like parrots) the blatant lies that some racist Sinhala organizations propagate.

      Other than the British who settled South Indians in the Tea estates (upcountry Tamils), the Portuguese and the Dutch brought slaves from Malabar and settled only in the South (not North) for their Cinnamon plantation who later became Sinhala Buddhists. You must be one of their descendants now pretending like a full-fledged Sinhalaya.
      Dr. Paul E. Pieris has published extracts from the Portuguese tombo records which gives the original names of the present day Sinhalese with Portuguese surnames before their conversion to Christianity and Buddhism. Dr. Pieris states that the names deserve special attention, even though the majority appear to have been converted to Sinhalese, their native names were also mentioned among them and they all appear to be recent South Indian names.
      Professor K.M. de Silva in his book `A History of Sri Lanka`, refers to the migration of the Karawe, Salagama, and Durawe castes from Southern India to Sri Lanka between the 14th and 17th centuries AD.
      Professor Gananath Obeyesekere (in his book “Buddhism, Ethnicity, and Identity,”) states that “viewed in long term historical perspective Sinhalas have been for the most part South Indian migrants who have been sasanized (converted to Buddhism)”
      There is enough of evidence to prove that the Sinhalese became a majority only after assimilating with the South Indians who were brought by the Portuguese and the Dutch as slave labor.

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        Deva,
        Watch:
        New Horizons in History of Sri Lanka – An Archeological Perspective
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNtK_xFtIE
        —-
        Sri Lanka Ethihasaya Pilibanda Nawa Soya Geneem by Raj Somadeva (Part 1)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFFsKC-I9PE

        Sri Lanka Ethihasaya Pilibanda Nawa Soya Geneem by Raj Somadeva (Part 2)
        https://id.leisure.lv/video/0WX5bF025NKFY1U%3D.html

        or read:
        ‘Sri Lankawe Adi Ethihasaya’ by Raj Somadeva, Gurulugomi Prakashakayo, Maharagama, 2016. ISBN:978-955-8696-46-0

        or go to:
        https://www.archeology.lk/category/ ප‍්‍රාග්-ඉතිහාසය/

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          Eagle Eye
          Prof. Raj Somadeva was made the big boss of the archeological department by the previous government with a hidden racist agenda, to manipulate the archaeological records and create a non-existed ancient history for the Sinhalese in the island, to reject the Pali chronicles (Vijaya’s story) and to show that the Sinhalese and the Veddas have evolved from human habitation that had lived in the island for 125,000 years ago. To come up with fake evidences to prove that the Sinhalese are the original natives, they did not come from India (2500 years ago) as mentioned in the Pali chronicles but they are the original natives to the island very similar to the Veddas and Prof. Raj Somadeva is overdoing it shamelessly.

          Prof. Raj Somadeva is considered as one of the top class jokers in the academic circle of Sri Lanka and is highly ridiculed by most of the researchers and scholars in the same field. His so called ‘reaserch’ is fully biased and his conclusions are based on pure assumptions. He is contradicting all the other researchers in the same field. He never comes up with any solid evidence to prove what he says is true, what he states as evidence is something hilarious. Also, he is only an archeologist and not a geneoligist but he talks a lot about genes than stone archifacts.

          Archaeology/History has always been political in Sri Lanka and it’s no different even today. The archaeological department is the handmaiden of the Government and always biased towards Sinhala and Buddhism. Archaeologists like Somadeva were well paid to twist and misinterpret their research in favour (biased) towards Sinhala and Buddhism. His research was one sided (biased), beginning with the conclusion, he was only finding evidence to prove his conclusion. If the archaeological/epigraphical findings did not match the conclusion he redefines/misinterprets them using his own theories, assumptions, hypothesis and analogies to prove his point of view.

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            Deva,
            Greeks and the Catholic Church believed that sun goes around the earth. When Copernicus pointed out that it is earth that is spinning on its own axis he was abominated by the Catholic Church. Later Copernicus’ word came true.
            Similarly, like Greeks and Catholic Church some people including Amarasiri believe that Sinhalayo are ‘Para’ (foreign). When Prof. Raj Somadeva says with scientific evidences that Sinhalayo evolved in this island these people condemn Prof. Somadeva saying that “he is not a scientist” and “he is only an archeologist and not a geneoligist but he talks a lot about genes than stone archifacts” and trying to shoot the messenger. Prof. Somadeva does not talk about genes. His evidences are based on artifacts that have been carbondated in USA.
            Those DNA scientists on whom Amarasiri relies have not given proof that Sinhalayo came from India. They make assumptions based on DNA Data.

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              Eagle Eye,

              Sinhalayo are ‘Para’ (foreign) to this island Lanka. Not just Amarasiri but the entire world knows that Sinhalayo were originally from India. There is an old Tamil saying “Vijayan odu Vadakil irrindu vanda Paradesi Chingalam” meaning Paradesi Chingalam (Para Sinhalese) who came from North India along with Vijaya.

              People who came from India and settled in the island later became Sinhalese and the Indo-Aryan Prakrit language they brought with them later developed into Sinhala language. The Pali Chronicles are the evidence to prove it.

              Prof. Raj Somadeva was made the big boss of the archeological department by the previous government with a hidden racist agenda, to manipulate the archaeological records and create a non-existed ancient history for the Sinhalese in the island, to reject the Pali chronicles (Vijaya’s story) and to show that the Sinhalese and the Veddas have evolved from human habitation that had lived in the island for 125,000 years ago. To come up with fake evidences to prove that the Sinhalese are the original natives, they did not come from India (2500 years ago) as mentioned in the Pali chronicles but they are the original natives to the island very similar to the Veddas and Prof. Raj Somadeva is overdoing it shamelessly. Prof. Raj Somadeva is one of the top class jokers in the academic circle of Sri Lanka and is highly ridiculed by most of the researchers and scholars in the same field. Nobody believes what Prof. Raj Somadeva says.

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      E E

      Go home.
      You have nothing to do with Natives of this island.
      Sinhalayos, Demelas, Muslims, …. are the descendants of Kallathonies.
      You may be the descendant of recent import, perhaps brought here by the Dutch.

      It’s time you went back to your mother country Tamilaham.

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    Highly fabricated facts.

    This stale news anyway.

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      tamy

      “Highly fabricated facts.”

      Could you clarify your typing and substantiate your claim?
      Were you inside the prison when this massacre took place?
      This may be a stale news for bigots like you, however this is part of shameful history of this country hence remembered very often irrespective of the language the victims spoke.

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    Kumarathasan Rasingam,what about Sinhala genocide by Tamils? close to 1 lakh.

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      Vishnu Gupta

      “Kumarathasan Rasingam,what about Sinhala genocide by Tamils? close to 1 lakh.”

      Good point.
      Why this point was never raised in Geneva or with Navi Pillai?

      Aren’t you confused with the massacres of innocent Sinhalese by the state forces estimated to be 18,000 in 1971 and 130,000 between 1987 and 1991?

      Please jog your memory if at all possible.

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        DUMB NATIVE VEDDA: answer to your question is sinhala Mahavamsa Mindset is always dumb. See how Al Bagdadi is handling his work. He could not get it done via Pabakaran.

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    The way different ethnic groups behaved in the past is a good indicator to decide who are the patriots and who are the traitors? Who are the Native people and who are ‘Para’.
    Before the invaders from Europe came, the main enemy of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo was Demalu from Hindusthan. From 3rd Century BC, Demalu have invaded this country 17 times. Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo fought against Demala invaders. Vedda Eththo joined the army as archers. Though small in number, Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo saved the country without allowing Demalu to colonize this country.

    In 1505 Portuguese followed by Dutch and British invaded this country. During this period, there were no Demala invasions but these colonial parasites flooded this country with Demalu brought as slaves. Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo fought against the colonial rulers while Demalu served the colonial rulers to exploit this country.
    During British colonial rule Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo became third class citizens. The colonial rulers were the first class citizens, the second place was held by Wellala Demalu who were licking the a*s of British.
    During British rule there were two main liberation struggles, in 1818 and 1848. The 1818 struggle was in Uwa Wellassa. During this fight, Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo fought against British rule. Demalu, Muslims and Malays took the side of British and massacred Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.

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      E Blind E

      Are you trying to type history as you go along?
      When are you going home?

      Who were the Lascarins?
      What did they do to liberate this island from foreigners?

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      Please read your own Mahavamsa. Very similar to what happened to the aboriginals/natives of Australia and North America, the Hindustani Vijay and his 700 men (thugs) who later created the Sinhala race in Sri Lanka annihilated most of those aboriginals (including Kuveni) and the remnant had been driven (escaped) into the jungles and become Veddas. Later he (Vijay) married a Pandyan princess of Madurai, South India and his men were given in marriage to the Pandyan maidens. The Sinhala race that he created is made up of half North Indian and half South Indian and the poor Vedda Eththo (aboriginal natives) had to live in the jungle forever.

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      The Sinhalayo were the first Para invaders of the island, from Vanga desa and hoodwinked the Vedda aththo by dumping their Kuveni & others & marrying and bringing Demala princesses from Madurai.

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      Eagle Eye,

      The Sinhalese did not fight with British as a nation would fight against a colonial power for independence. Sri Lanka did not achieve independence from British colonialism by way of any such struggle/uprising, but rather obtained it like a gift when the British had to leave this region due to Indian leaders like Mohandas Gandhi.

      Monarawila Keppetipola served under the British rule as a Disawe. He was also one of those responsible for bringing the whole island under the British rule. Later, when he found that the British went back on their promises he rebelled. The 1818 struggle (Uva–Wellassa uprising) led by Monaravila Keppetipola was for personal reasons and so were many others. Puran Appu in 1848, Mayadunne, Gongalegoda Banda, Kudapola Rahula thero, Wariyapola Sumangala and a few others were rebels who fought at different periods (long before independence) for different issues/reasons (some of them personal), it had nothing to do with the Independence. They were easily crushed and were executed very long before Sri Lanka obtained independence.

      Very similar to some of the Sinhala rebellion against the British rule even the Tamils have rebelled. Pandara Vanniyan (Kulasegaram Vairamuthu Pandaravanniyan) was known as one of last native Tamil chiefs to challenge British rule.

      However, Sri Lankans should not forget the service rendered by Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan at that time. On his return from London, 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 and the Sinhala leaders took turns to pull his carriage. Anagarika Dharmapala called Ramanathan a ‘Hero’, D S Senanayake called him ‘the greatest Ceylonese of all times’, Sir Baron Jayatilaka referred to him as ‘the greatest man Ceylon has produced during the past 50 years’.

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        Deva,
        British did not leave Asia because of Gandhi. They left because Britain got bankrupt due to WWII and both India and Ceylon did not generate adequate income to meet the costs.

        If Indians as a nation fought a liberation struggle against British rule how come about two million Indians joined British Army during WWII and fought against Nazis and Japanese?

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          Eagle Eye,
          The British left this region because they got bankrupt due to WWII or because of Gandhi is not the issue. The issue is, the British did not leave Sri Lanka because of any of these petty uprising by Sinhalese like Monaravila Keppetipola (1818), or Puran Appu or Gongalegoda Banda (1848) or Tamils like Pandara Vanniyan. They left only in 1948 without any struggle.

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          Blind eyed Eagle
          If two million Indians as you say joined the British army during the WWII and fought against Nazis and Japanese, they did that to gain the independence they deserved which they achieved two years following the end of that war.
          Why are you griping about that?

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          E Blind E without B

          “British did not leave Asia because of Gandhi.”

          -Negotiations for Indian independence, led by Gandhi, first took place in 1930 at the Round Table Conferences in London.

          The European Tribal war was fought between 1 Sep 1939 – 2 Sep 1945.

          Unlike the lazy leaders of this island, the Indians had to fight for every square inch of the land.

          “If Indians as a nation fought a liberation struggle against British rule how come about two million Indians joined British Army during WWII and fought against Nazis and Japanese?”

          What were the local/indigenous Lascarins doing with Portuguese invaders during their occupation? What were Karuna and his boys doing with Sri Lankan armed forces between March 2004 and now? What were many Tamil Kings doing with Dutta Gamani? What was the LTTE boys doing during IPKF occupation?

          You should find a brain surgeon who could remove your confused little brain from wherever it is now and relocate it where it should normally reside.

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    K Rasignam,
    Terrorism to kill Sinhalese as advocated by racist Tamils such as Chelva and Amirtha did backfire didn’t it? The Vadukollai or whatever resolution did not achieve anything either. Try to live peacefully with Sinhalese and everything will work out well for everybody.

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      lal loo

      “Terrorism to kill Sinhalese as advocated by racist Tamils such as Chelva and Amirtha did backfire didn’t it?”

      Did Chelva advocate terrorism?
      Please provide us with your latest Mahawamsa history to support your fictitious claim.

      Of course Chelva’s advocacy of Terrorism to kill Sinhalese reverberated again on 9 November 2012 which left 27 dead and more than 40 injured in the same prison.
      Chelva should apologise for his legacy.

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      Nonsense! Chelva & Amirtha never advocated violence. It is repeated violence against the Tamils by the Sinhalese that drove Prabha & others to take up arms in the mid 1970s.

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        This State-aided savagery of political prisoners in a supposed to be high-secure jail is one of the most outrageous events of
        “official” mass murder in any country. This cannot, in any way, bring credit to a Govt lead by a Buddhist majority. In fairness, senior prison officials at that time made it known in many ways they had nothing to do with the carnage. All judicial and other official enquiries were mere fakes – similar to the Galenbindunuwewa massacre that was inflicted several years later on young Tamil detenues.

        Sri Lanka has long lost her sense of justice and fair play to minorities. The law of the jungle in official garb is at play – merely to fool the world. The mass killers of the Khmer Rouge regime in Kam;puchea eventually was made to pay – by the UN.
        Judgement Day must come for the lankan killers.

        Backlash

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      lal
      On the contrary the seeds of terrorism was sewn by the Sinhala PM, D.S.S.from the so called Independence day, 4th day of February 1948 when British colonialists handed over the reins of government
      to him with advice that all Indian Tamil estate workers be disenfranchised.
      The Vaddukoddai Resolution is a consequence of that.
      It is immaterial if it was foolish or wise.
      It’s all now in the past.
      Rather than distort facts and face up to realities, no benefit, peace or progress for anyone is possible for any one in the country unless the Sinhalese are prepared to make substantial amends.
      The ball is in your court or suffer the consequences of that.

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    Vishnu, you are back again and welcome. Were you borne in 1956 when sinhalas got their first taste of killing Tamils. Thereafter it was just a routine and a pleasure for sinhalas. As a last resort Tamil youth resorted to violence. Got it friend. If not for Sinhala racism and mass killings, Tamils would have never become killers. Of course Tamils killed finally but mostly armed forces and sadly bombing of public places and even killing Tamil traitors. It is all wrong no doubt but Maha Vishnu, have you heard of Cause and Effect? It was just that. And it was chaotic. It sad that during indian Gupta period there was so much enlightenment and progress in many fronts but you are carrying the name but remain poorly informed. Or else you don’t know the truth or may be ignorant. Did sinhalas learn from past, no way Vishnu, and they even claim now that Buddha is an incarnation of Vishnu too and the five headed snake over Buddha (mucha lynda) is burrowed from Vishnu. Now even Ravana has become a Sinhala Buddhist and they claim that he was the one who first discovered a flying machine. Worst still they claim there is only Sinhala Buddhism and no such thing as Nikang Buddhism. Wake up friend.

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      Nathan,
      “Got it friend. If not for Sinhala racism and mass killings, Tamils would have never become killers.”
      Did ‘Para Demalu’ from Hindusthan massacred Sinhalayo and destroyed Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa in the Northern part of the country because of racism? “Para Demalu’ were not only racists but brutal barbarians.
      —-
      This is an excerpt from a speech given by President Chandrika Kumaratunge.

      “On the other hand, I dare say, that there are reasons to justify the fears of the Sinhala. History records that ancient Lanka was invaded 52 times in 14 centuries by South Indian rulers, and was conquered and ruled by a few times. This may be sufficient to sow fear in the common conscience of the Sinhala people.”
      Pre-requisite for peace, stability and prosperity in a democratic and pluralist state-by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. If you want the source go to dbsjeyaraj dot com/archives/2000.

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    Blind Eagle, once again with your usual BS. So now you have tagged sinhalaya with Vedda instead of the original, exclusive, independently evolved race. Moda Eagle then who is Vijayan, who is Ravana and who is Buddha. Where is Nagas, Yakkas . Who is Murugan worshipping Dutte Gamini. Who is Thevanai Nambiya Theesan? Colon is your large bowel that contains shit. When some aliens come into others land it becomes Colonisation. Got it Blind. Dravidians, Hinduism is as old as Indian history and they lived in Ilankai. I agree that Blind too was among the Dravidians but when Buddha sent Mahinda he became a Buddhist and then with Pali and other sorakama became Sinhala and when premadasa was killed he ran away to down under. Ha..ha..your scientific and historical and archaeological evidence of what? You dropped from the skye? Even a few days ago some modaya has spoken to your historians and archaeologists that Ravana was the first to fly a plane. You get what you deserve. A history in the making. Until you get rid of this terrible inferiority complex there is no salvation and you will continue to suffer from morbid fear and uncertaintity.

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      Nathan

      Potta Eagle is suffering from the same symptom that most Sinhalese suffer, a majority with a minority complex. He believes that the Sinhalese are trapped between the devil (80 million Tamils to the North) and the deep blue sea (to the South). This kind of fear Psychosis was instilled in the minds of the Sinhalese by none other than the Mahavamsa author when he wrote, DuttaGamini felt that he could not stretch himself because of Tamils to the north and the deep sea to the south. As long as they believe in this kind of myth that is not based on reality (delusions), especially unfounded fear or suspicion, we should expect such concocted stories, twisted theories based on biased assumptions, etc. from people like Potta Eagle. It is a kind of mental illness that many of them suffer irrespective of their status/background (both educated and uneducated).

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        People who settled in the island and later became Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Tamils migrated from both North and South India, they also brought with them an Indo-Aryan Prakrit language (which later developed into Sinhala language) and a Dravidian Tamil language. Everything you do and follow are from either North or South India. Tradition came over the Indian Ocean (across the palk-strait) to this Island from North and South India due to the Indian oceanic trade and migrations (free movement) throughout history. The so called ‘Ancient Sinhala Civilization’ is nothing but a Myth. The entire Sri Lankan Hindu-Buddhist culture and civilization was built with Indian traditional influence of technology, languages, religions, deity/cult worship, celebrations (new year, etc.) culture, rituals, medicines, attire, arts, culinary, etc., etc., nothing is original or native to Sri Lanka. Aryanised/Prakritised speech, Lion symbol (Indian Lion), Dhamma Chakra, Bhrami & Grantha script, etc. were all from India. Technology to build tanks and canals (irrigation) to take water to the fields was from South India. Technology to build Stupas (Dagabas & Chaitiyas), Viharas, Sangharama, and other Buddhist structures came from North India. All the kings of Sinhala Royal houses had Tamil and Kalinga blood connection and most of the Sinhala Kings married from Tamil (Pandiya dynasty) and Kalinga Royal families.

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    Karma works in mysterious ways. The Hindus and Buddhist , most of them believe this. It is carried over seven generations. This is why the Hindus do ” Pithru dosa” , i.e ; forgiveness for the bad deed. One can see that the whole country is been punished and is in gutters.
    Law of nature is above man made laws, therefore no escape.

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    EE

    You are equipped with much learning and knowledge to make a worthwhile contribution to the Sinhala-Tamil debate. Sadly, you chose otherwise. You allow your inner prejudice and personal anti-Tamil venom to dictate and colour your thoughts. It may well be because you suffer an identity crisis where you are a half-Sinhalese – the other said to be Javanese. To complicate matters, I believe you are married to a Tamil, which, by itself, is no minus point. But in the eyes of pseudo-Sinhala racism of which you try to be in the forefront, this works against you – and, hence, you are in a permanent anti-Tamil hate. Tamils do not have to create history to lay claim to a place in the island as original settlers. It is far too well established.
    A few HLDMs, Ranawakes, Gammanpilas, Gandassaras, Nalin de S, Amarasekeras and the like cannot change the equation.

    Kettikaran

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    (A) The Tamil chauvinist of TNA that mode” democracy” for Tamils only ,which is not for the for majority Sinhalese Buddhist which is denied by Tamil nationalism.
    By given total package of their claim for that Eealm Tamil speaking in World.
    Their homeland covered in One Third of Island for separated that Tamil Eealm.
    Therefor simple facts of reality of that denied by TNA+ LTTE that Tamil Nadu is/was ONE and ONLY origin soil of Tamils in Indian Republic.
    It has ignore by Tamil terrorist of TNA and LTTE –and Tamil diaspora in oversees living Sri Lankans.?

    (B) The Muslim religion extremist are to wanted occupy whole island by Islam believers to be followed teaching by Koran of Mack and Median of two Holy Haram at Saudi Arabian that ALL HU AKKBAR.
    Well training masters of Islam terrorist wanted to converted whole population Island for Muslim believers ,whom said GOD CREATED Universe by according to version of Koran.
    All these unscefintice of metaphysical analysis of Muslim or Islam of that Modus tollendo ponens are unacceptable that majority people of Sri Lankans..
    Of cause Buddhist teaching base of theory of Casualties NOT that GOD Created world by that primitive teaching of Koran. Islamism teaching is not that mode of noetic.

    (C) We our nation challenges by two ways of Extremist ;
    1 Separatism Tamils..
    2 On the other hand Malobeservation of teaching Islam religion of Wahhabis by
    impredicative definition.

    (D) Modern democracy of Capitalism not that Imperialism of USA which that take into account of extensionality or of Axiom?

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      D.Nimal

      I am surprised you and your fellow stupid, ignorant, bigots are still living in T Rex era. The world has moved on.
      Did you know “Astronomers have found a nearby “super-Earth” exoplanet that may be capable of supporting life as we know it.”

      Would you like to relocate to “super-Earth” exoplanet?
      We can buy you a one way ticket if and when the rockets are ready.

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    Junius Richard Jayewardene is a descendant of Telugu Hindu family, Tamil Nadu. As there was no real attachment to this family in the country, Ceylon, and as the government had gone from Vikrama Rajasingan to Britain, they changed their loyalty from Kandy Kingdom to Britain. They changed their religion to Christianity from Hinduism. Then, to capture power they went to Buddhism. These Telgu people were speaking Tamil in South India. When they came to Kandy, they eventually started to speak Sinhala. These elites were speaking English only, at home, during British rule. It was JR who started Sinhala Only in 1944. Solomon West Ridgeway Dias, who gave up his Federal Constitution which he meant to isolate Tamils and rural Sinhalese who migrated after SWRD family migrated from Tamil Nadu, used the Sinhala Only to 1956 election victory. It must be remembered by younger generation of Tamils that it was JR’s invention the Sinhala Only. JR was the reason LSSP started the Hartal of 1953. JR was the reason it turned to be such violent event in the country. As a matter of fact, Hartal was first violent Mass event in the freed country. JR was the one collected Bald Heads and Marched to Kandy in 1957. JR said in the Radio in 1983 that if he strives more the Tamils, Sinhala Buddhists will be happier. These families are nasty aristocrat from TN, migrated to there during Telugu ruling of TN. They use Modayas’ poor IQ 79 to keep them tied in racial division and rule them. These TN Aristocratic families change their race, religion and languages only to rule Sinhala Modayas. And use the racism to split them from other races to exert their authority. Pandaram, Varthan, Varman, Nayakan all are Tamil-Telugu names used from Pallava times, mainly by high caste aristocratic families.

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      Actually JR ancestors are Tamil Mudaliars/Chetties from Tamil Nadu and not Tamil speaking Telugu origin Naickers. Pandaran and Varman are not of Telugu origin , these are Tamil names and titles. The titles Varman is Chola/Pallava and is still in use. The Pallava are not of Telugu origin but or Iranian origin , Parthian .They were tall very light skinned many had light eyes and light hair too. They were of Parthian origin , a nomadic tribe who migrated from ancient Persian to North India. Unable to settle in North India , they migrated further south and ultimately settled in the Tamil Country in Kanchipuram. The Persians were originally known as Parasika by Indian poets and the term Phallava . Pallava descended from Arsacdian Parthians. There is a lot of similarity between them and the Bactrian kings. During early times they used only Prakrit and Sanskrit but later they started to use Tamil and became very ardently Tamil. This is why Bhodi Dharman the Pallava Tamil prince from Kanchipuram who in the 5Th-6TH century introduced Chan Buddhism to China and founded Shaolin and Kungfu in Japan is describes as having red or brown hair and blue eyes and was called the blue eyed barbarian, as he was a typical Tamil Pallava. Later when their empire was in decline , just like the Tamil Cholas, the northern parts of their kingdom , where they still ruled, was inhabited by the Telugus and they came to be known as the Telugu Chola or Pallava. Once their empires vanished ,many of then became farmer/landlords , as they had lands. Many of their modern day descendants still live in northern Tamil Nadu and Southern Andhra Pradesh. In Tamil Nadu they belong to Tamil Vellalar castes and in Southern Andhra they are identified as Telugu Reddies. Lots of them still have the light eyes and fair complexion of their Parthian Persian Pallava ancestors.

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    It is LTTE who got rid of all the other Tamil gangs. LTTE was fighting other Tamil Militant groups even in India. Govt does not need to help Pabakaran by getting rid of Kuttimani knowing the truth. Tamils must understand that LTTE rump is still trying to fool Tamils for political reasons. There were how many Tamil gangs that Pabakaran was agaisnt and killed.

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    Without fighting about who lived in Jaffna when Portuguese arrived, please read the books written by Portuguese, Dutch and English historians and eye witness accounts available in the internet now from the links in this Island article written by Lieut. Commander PBS Hemachandra

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=202697

    When you read these references specially dispatches between Governor of Ceylon Viscount Torrington and Colonial Secretary Lord Grey you will understand how North, East and Wanni was made a desert due to genocide of Singhalese people by English during freedom fights in 1803, 1818 and 1848 and how ship loads of Malabars with their priest and headmen were brought from South India by Viscount Torrington and settled in these areas. This is the reason for reduction in population of Singhalese people in North and East during 1800s. What Mr. DS Senanayake did was take some of Singhalese back to those areas.

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      Stop posting lies you Sinhalese racist . The island paper is a well know anti Tamil Sinhalese racist rag , that posts a lot of unverified anti Tamil garbage that is written by people like Eagle Eye. Jenali the Telugu origin Karawa and their ilk. There is enough and more historical evidence that the Tamil people occupied the entire north( this includes the northern Vanni) east, north west coast. Even your Mahavamsa comic book calls these lands as Tamil lands. These were ruled by Tamil kings and chiefs and the people were Hindu Tamils. Ever heard of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom that ruled the entire north , Trinconmalee north of the Mahaveli river and the north west coast up to Chilaw /Negombo( This is why these areas were all Tamil until the late 1940s) . The east was ruled by Tamil Vannimai chiefs. some of whom came under the loose control of the Sinhalese /Tamil kings of Kandy. This is recorded historical fact and not the garbage posted in that anti Tamil rag , written by other anti Tamil rubbish and read by racist rubbish like you. Ever heard of the Tamil chief Pandara Vannian who ruled the Vanni and fought the European colonials and his was the last independent Tamil kingdom to fall to the British in 1815. This land was occupied by Sinhalese as per Sinhalese Buddhist Fasicist and by Muslims by fake Arab South Indian origin low caste Dravidian converted Wahhabis , yes they can make all these claims and post all this garbage and destroy Tamil peoples history and ancient Hindu temples , as they can with over and covert state support , as the Tamil people are now weak and there is no one to support them , so the vultures have gathered to steal their lands and history, with all sorts of fairy tales.

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      Freeda

      PBS HEMACHANDRA typed:

      “On the orders of the governor Sir Robert Brownrigg, British soldiers killed all the Sinhalese aged between 18 – 35 and raped all Sinhalese women, destroyed all fruit trees, paddy fields, and reservoirs. Lieutenant Mclane was infamously known for having breakfast watching Sinhalese men being hanged, and Colonel Hook ordered Sinhalese to be hanged without trial, thereby reducing the number of Singhalese living in North and East in population statistics in 1800s.”

      So there isn’t much change in this country even after 72 years of independence those who had guns in their hand have not behaved differently, from those colonisers, the mass murder, rape, destruction of land, …………………. continue to this day. The only difference is that those who wore uniforms spoke Sinhala in the past 30 years of the war and in 1958, 1961, 1977, 1983, … they didn’t wear uniform.

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      D.Nimal

      I am surprised you and your fellow stupid, ignorant, bigots are still living in T Rex era. The world has moved on.
      Did you know “Astronomers have found a nearby “super-Earth” exoplanet that may be capable of supporting life as we know it.”

      Would you like to relocate to “super-Earth” exoplanet?
      We can buy you a one way ticket if and when the rockets are ready.

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    It is LTTE who got rid of Indian, many tamil Hindu and Snhala, politicians. Some Tamils were arguing that Mr. Kadiragamar was killed by their Usual suspect, Rajapakses. Germany is prosecuting a Tamil because he had said he killed Mr. Kadiragamar. Some how Germany is not releasing the complete name of the Tamil that is being prosecuted. I do not think, LTTE rump living in Germany is this strong to cover it up. I heard some one is asking Germany to not to give details. Who is that ?

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    There are no “Tamil” land in Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka. And you people are not ethnic Tamils, but Malabaries. Genuine Tamils of Tamil Nadu don’t like you people stealing their identity.
    The bitter truth is all of you were brought to Sri Lanka as slaves by Europeans.
    Every square inch of the Island belongs to native Sinhala-Buddhists.
    /
    Don’t you remember it was your Prabakaran, MGR, Indira, etc who starred the 83 violence.

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      South Indian slaves brought to the island by the Europeans all became ardent Sinhalese Buddhists or Catholics , making up half the present day Sinhalese population , the vast majority of the so called low country Sinhalese , especially the ones living along the western and southern littorals are all descended from these assimilated Sinhalised South Indian slaves , imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch to work in the huge southern spice estates and to do other menial work. Hardly any of them were settled in the Tamil north or east. Even the so called South Indian indentured labour who were imported by the British, to work in the teal and then coffee plantations were settled in the central provinces and not in Tamil areas, Other than them , 90% or more other South Indian invader, immigrant, who remained in the island , all settled in the Sinhalese areas and gradually got assimilated as Sinhalese . This is why a renowned Sinhalese historian stated, most of the present day Sinhalese are descended from Sasanised South Indian( Tamil as the Malabar region was then Tamil and some Telugu) immigrants. who gradually took on a Sinhalese Buddhist and in some cases Catholic identity , like the ones along the western coast. This is the reason the present day Sinhalese share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils , whereas the indigenous Sri Lankan Tamil from the NE only share a 17% DNA with Indian Tamils , proving who is descended from South Indian immigrants, invaders and slaves. You can keep on lying and writing fairy tales but DNA is not going to lie. Sri Lankan Tamils are largely descended from the Indigenous Dravidian Naga tribes . DNA has proven that the so called exclusive NE/Bengali origin claim of the Sinhalese as a lie.

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    Remember, during the LTTE times, Hilary Clinton came looking for Jayalaitha. I mean, even in those days, International community may had been behind LTTE. When the Indian govt found that MGR with the help of International community trained LTTE, RAW faction helping the Indian govt may had been active in dividing LTTE into groups So, kuttimani separating from Pabakaran and International community getting LTTE to eliminate rival factions may had been simultaneous.
    Zaharan attack had been happened, in 2017, even in Spain. Spain govt knew that muslims was playing a game, Al Bagdadi in advance had informed the Spain govt. Yet, for some reason, spain govt kept quiet and Zaharan was allowed to blow up. IF you study that case, it was exactly what happened in Sri lanka. the point to notice is, there had been another blowing up in 2004 for prior to that,. that is 13 years before that. So, I guess Zaharan or LTTE would come back. Therefore, Tamils be careful.

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    Addendum to the previous comment: Zaharan who blew up in Spain had connections with Drug Mafia too and there were people – the govt and outsiders – who knew that.

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    [Did ‘Para Demalu’ from Hindusthan massacred Sinhalayo and destroyed Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa in the Northern part of the country because of racism? “Para Demalu’ were not only racists but brutal barbarians.]
    The Most Idiotic Blind Eagle, Ha…ha…what Sinhalaya you are talking of during the A’Pura Kingdoms? Who were they? They were Hindu, Dravidian Nagas man, get that into your stupid head. There was no sinhalayas and no buddhism then. Not even in your drug induced hallucination. Thevanai Nambiya Theesan was a Naga Dravidian Hindu King when Mahinda (not this Matara Portuguese guy) arrived with Buddhism. That was 250 BCE. Until then no one had even heard of Buddha. The typical kathawa of Buddhas visits to Illankai and to even solve quarrel between Naga Kings is part of the fantasy and that is just nothing in our cooked up history. So that was the first step when Naga Hindus started to embrace Buddhism. 500 CE came Mahanama with his drug induced fantasies and that too he had to write in Pali. Blind Eagl, why he could not write it in Sinhala if there was such a language or such a race? Come on man, the first feeble sign of a sinhala language made by borrowing from Vedda, Dravidian, Sanskrit and Pali languages appeared in 800 CE only. Dont you agree that even later inscriptions in A’pura, East, South West, Hambantota, etc are all in Tamil Brahmi. Mind you Blind, this Tamil Brahmi even differed from Tamil Brahmi in South India. So with the slow onset of sinhala as a language arose the Sinhalas who were in fact veddas, and converted nagas. If not for borrowing there is no such language as Sinhala. How can you ever say there was a Sinhala race then.

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    [Pre-requisite for peace, stability and prosperity in a democratic and pluralist state-by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. If you want the source go to dbsjeyaraj dot com/archives/2000.]

    Blind eagle, you are quoting Chandrika as an authority? Where did she learn this, was it at sobourne where she was reading for her PhD. Was it Sorbourne Uni or Sorbourne Polytechnical college? DBS my dear, is a good story teller. he should have really written Mahavamsa. He writes like an eyewitness. he is another sevalaya and a survivor. Your references are similar to your learned Somadeva!

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    Blind did you read in Sunday times one hirunidasanayake talking of Ravana and the Sinhala race. She or he must be another drug addict. Ramayana written even before mahabaradha. It was long before Buddha. What Sinhala race at that time leaveaside. Sinhala language. This is what you guys do full time lying. In Lanka at that time we had only Vedda, nagas and yakshas. This smart ass trying to call Sinhala as one of these yakkas. Come on, you say sinhalas are unique race and nothing to do with veddas or nagas or yakkas. But this person goes on to say that Ravana ruled for hundreds of years and a great devotee of Lord Shiva and had a Sinhala origin!!!!!!! Ha….so thank god not a Buddhist. So this so called Sinhala Buddhism is just a fantasy. Ramayana modified later into 200 Versions in India. Sinhala-Buddhist changed the story and denied his abduction of Sita and losing the battle with Rama and these are text books circulated to Sinhalese to distort the truth. In fact this author is even trying to say that it did happen. This is nothing but drug induced hallucination. It is becoming a total joke. To hide a little lie you have to say hundreds of lies. But no one believes.

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    Note of caution for history makers!.
    Science is not too far from seeing history in a very objective way.

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    Comment by Professor Malliyuran,
    History has proven beyond doubt that Tamil illicit migrant had been mass-scale influxes into which that years of 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century to an Island. Needless to say by and large which that nexus to southern Indian Dravidian blood race…being slowly penetrated into Buddhist -Sinhalese society by several centuries.
    During colonial era of then Britain , before that Dutch or previously Portugal colonial had domination by RULE of Bible theology of STATE run the White-Racism of that ruthless regime our island by over 425 years.
    Hence these colonial era of that Tamil descends are illimitable number has been converted into Christen religions and as well as Western civilization. The So-called that Banadarakers, Observersekers Jayawarada ,Gunarthans ,Siriwaradans, Pereira’s and certain nation old local names has taken by Tamil descends. This has certain privileges by that local names during colonial days. In between that by conjugal relationships Tamils race….has conjuror up society of set up by colonial masters to being that claim by conjuror of that Sinhalese -Buddhist heredity. Most of converted Tamil decadents are NOT that represtantivies of that Vital interest of 2600 years of civilization
    While position of State honored by that high ranks of power of State and land, and money earn by decedents of Tamils during an era of colonial rule .. During colonial epoch that they grab lands belong to urban and rural poor l in mass scale by abusing several methods of expropriation in large numbers of acres in fertile land in South of Island
    These Rich of families of Banadarakers, Gunarthans, Jayawarada and Siriwaradans join the politics and political parties even before 2nd World War. Beginning of 19th century that Tamils decedents has been split into different political activism by played vital role of anti -Colonialism?????? !
    Later founded of SLFP that SWRD Banadarakers and UNP leader of JR Jayawarada was purely Tamil driven descends who rule and ruin political democracy of People of Sri Lankan.

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    Deva, well said. But this fear of our Sinhala brothers is eroding into their psyche and their ability to think rationally. I know too well they are nice people, many so close to me, but yet this distorted history had ruined them. They are just frightened for nothing. They are simply paranoid. Why can’t they study the true history and try to accept others as fellow lankans. It is patently clear all their twisted stories are nothing but lies. Then why do they still believe that and hate others.

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    Kumarathsan Rasingam
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    “Meanwhile, Tamils, who represented the largest minority in the country (approximately 2.5 million or 18% of the population) and who, despite their minority status, had occupied high positions in business and administration during the British colonial period, lost a significant number of their jobs under Sinhalese rule.”
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    This statement is factually incorrect and distortion of facts.
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    In 1946 census (last before Independence), Total Population was 6,657.3 of which 733.7 (11.78%) were Sri Lankan Tamils and 780.6 (11.72%) were Indian Tamils. In 1963 census, Total Population was 10,582.0 of which 1,164.7 (11%) were Sri Lankan Tamils and 1,123.0 (10.6%).
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    If this status score had been permitted to remain, Estate Tamils would have achieved a considerable numerical superiority over Sri Lankan Tamils making them a minority within a minority community.
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    Not until 1971 census did Sri Lankan Tamils establish a clear majority over Indian Tamils thanks to the Sirima Shastri Pact. By then Sri Lankan Tamils amounted to 1,424.0 and Indian Tamils 828.3.
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    Remember, Tamil leader GG Ponnambalam voted in favor of Ceylon Citizenship Act in the first reading which disenfranchised Indian Tamils.
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    Do not combine Sri Lankan and Indian (Estate) Tamils for purpose of argument. The high caste Sri Lankan Tamils would not even allow an Estate Tamil (mostly considered low cast) to enter their houses from the front door or give them a glass of water in a glass used by them.

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      Well said EE and the government requested only who arrived within the last 10 years to leave and the rest were not affected. This was inline with the practise/order of the day in the world too.

      It would have been in the interest of all too as no one have to be a second class citizen like the Sri Lankan refugees loitered around Tamil Nadu refugee camps for the past 40+ years (numbering 200 000) and never given the Indian Citizenship either.

      The Indians travel to the west as menial workers even get a citizenship after 7+ years, Tamil Nadu citizens who travelled to the west pretend to be SL Tamil refugees got the refugee status too.

      SJV should have stood for elections in the upcountry to protect the Indian Tamil workers and not in Jaffna?

      Should have invited all the Indian Tamils toJaffna to live and not in the Sinhala heartland?? It was a southern problem and the majority government from the south had the right to decide/manage colonial excesses as required for the future shaping of the Nation??

      Infect SJV and GG had more important issues to resolve for the Tamils in Jaffna the caste system…to this day not addressed…

      The thugs killed fellow Tamils yet to be put on trial no one has written articles on New Suthenthiran nor in the CT yet?? The Tamil Nadu foreign state sponsored terrorism yet to be taken to Hague??

      FP/TULF stage managed 1977/1981/1983 to get the worst of the response from the Southern Thuggs and they got what they wanted for their terror campaign in Jaffna??….the world watched and did nothing to stop this from day one.

      The folks died in the Jail are also the victims of the FP/TULF and the Suthanthiran paper thuggery too that let the youth down a blind path.

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