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Smart Patriotism And The Marginal Majority

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

At 58, I have reached legitimate anecdotage. My parents read Grimm’s Fairy Tales out to me at bedtime, but my maternal grandmother from Moratuwa told me stories in Sinhala and was the only one to do so. She related Martin Wickramasinghe’s story “Rohini” to me. It is a romantic martial tale set within the Dutugemunu saga. She couldn’t have been a Sinhala Buddhist chauvinist. She was a Catholic, originally from Nuwara Eliya, married to a highly literate Buddhist from Panadura. She named her favorite son Athula, after one of Dutugemunu’s warrior-heroes. Far from being a recessive Sinhala xenophobe, Athula wound up a Dean in a North American university and the first non-white President of the World Confederation of Physiotherapists. Those are some part of my roots. That’s where I’m coming from.

Patriotism is love of country. There is dumb patriotism and there is smart patriotism. When the dumb patriot says “my country right or wrong”, he/she means that whether it does right or wrong in the moral sense, he/she will defend it. When the smart patriot says it, he/she means that whether it is in the right or in the wrong, it is his/her country; the only country she really has or belongs to. It is where he is coming from. It is the place he identifies with. It is where he is rooted. It is home. He will not defend everything its government or state does; but defend the country, he will. In that sense the smart patriot loves his/her country unconditionally though it may be a ‘tough love’. Obviously in the case of dual citizenship, this applies twice over, with its necessary modifications and complications.

The dumb patriot thinks his country is the best in the world and even the greatest. The smart patriot does not and his love of country is not based on blind faith or an intrinsic, unwarranted sense of superiority. The smart patriot is constructively critical about his country but is fiercely loyal to it all the same. He will criticize it but will unconditionally defend his country from the hypocritical criticism of foreign powers and institutions responsible for or blind to far worse crimes.

Nationalism is an ideology born of love of nation. It recognizes and respects a collective identity. It often results in political projects sourced in the interests of that nation. Neither patriotism nor nationalism need be recognized as the highest values. Nationalism can be unproblematic when there is only one nation in a country. It is far more problematic when there are multiple, often competing claims to nationhood within a country.

Patriotism and nationalism are far from coterminous with chauvinism and/or racism. Chauvinism is a hierarchic narcissism. It is intensely self-centered and self-referential. It regards its own nation as intrinsically higher and superior to others. It brooks no critical interrogation of its past or present. Racism is the aggressive, even violent extension of chauvinism. It is actively hostile to others; to those apart from its own collective. Racism stands for the subordination and suppression of other communities.

There are patriots and nationalists who are oblivious to chauvinism and racism. There are anti-racists and anti-chauvinists who are dismissive of patriotism and nationalism. I advocate neither and am neither.

I stand for a patriotism that is compatible with both nationalism and internationalism. I stand for a nationalism that is compatible with internationalism. This is smart patriotism. Smart patriotism is perfectly compatible with cultural cosmopolitanism, though the latter is not a condition of the former.

However, neither patriotism nor nationalism is compatible with political cosmopolitanism. The difference between cultural and political cosmopolitanism is that political cosmopolitanism does not respect national borders and national sovereignty while cultural cosmopolitanism does. Cultural cosmopolitanism embraces the world as a cultural melting pot; it celebrates diversity, interface and fusion; it is truly global. It also respects the sovereignty of countries and nations and opposes the hegemony, intervention and interference of the superpower over the rest and into the rest.

Lakshman Kadirgamar was a cultural cosmopolitan and a political patriot who recognized and leveraged nationalism, including Sinhala nationalism, in the cause of anti-elitism and anti-Western hegemonism.

I am a Sri Lankan patriot who is also an internationalist. I am a Sri Lankan patriot who recognizes that you cannot be a Sri Lankan patriot while being opposed to Sinhala nationalism. Indeed a Sri Lankan patriot has by definition to recognize Sinhala nationalism and its centrality. The main motive force of Sri Lankan patriotism is Sinhala nationalism but it is not the exclusive force or component within Sri Lankan patriotism.

I firmly believe that a patriot must oppose chauvinism and racism. I also believe that one must never confuse nationalism with chauvinism or racism. I am a Sri Lanka patriot. Within the ensemble of identities and affiliations that constitute me, I am also a Sinhala nationalist who detests Sinhala racism and chauvinism. That is why I supported Premadasa and Mahinda Rajapaksa while opposing the JHU and the BBS.

Patriotism and nationalism are quite different from xenophobia. Xenophobia resents any external influences on one’s culture. Nationalism recognizes that one’s culture is the product also of external flows and influences and welcomes these while protecting the country’s political sovereignty from external domination.

Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism strives to establish a dominant place for that majority at the expense of the minorities and attempts to keep the minorities in a subordinate place. That is reprehensible and must be combatted. Sri Lankan patriotism and Sinhala nationalism attempt no such thing. Sri Lankan patriotism only wants the unity, integrity and territorial integrity of the country, which if it is to be sustainable, cannot but entail recognition of the rightful place—neither exclusive nor domineering–of the Sinhalese. It recognizes that the Sinhalese are a very old nation, with an old language, a long continuous written history and are heirs to a highly developed ancient civilization. They exist in a large collective only on the island of Sri Lanka. Their language is spoken by a large collective only on this island. They are two thirds of the population of the island. This is their home and the only one they have. In the sub-region and the region as a whole, the Sinhalese are a minority, dwarfed by the landmass and populace next door in Tamil Nadu from which incursions and annexations have originated many times in Sinhala history and have been responsible for the collapse of the great hydraulic civilizations and the retreat of the capital. This is the geography and history of the Sinhalese.

A Sri Lankan nation cannot be created by Sinhala Buddhist civilization alone, but history and culture, demography and democracy have conferred a central role upon the Sinhala Buddhist people. To make or regard this as exclusive is chauvinism even racism, but to strive for a Sri Lankan nation of which the Sinhala nation and Sinhala Buddhist culture and civilization are not recognized as the core, is ridiculously artificial and dis-organic.

Most certainly, democracy cannot trample upon rights of the minorities but nor can democracy be misused or overlooked to install the rule of a minority and to marginalize the Sinhala majority and its interests. A minority or minority bloc cannot be turned into a majority, nor can a majority be turned into a minority. A majority cannot be cowed into behaving as if it were a minority in its own country (by which I do not mean the country belongs exclusively to the majority). Democracy cannot be manipulated to trample on the natural role and rightful status of the majority. Still less can the social minorities, including classes and elites, be enthroned over the majority with Western support, as was the case under colonialism and the neocolonialism until 1956. It must be remembered that nations, especially ancient ones such as the Sinhala nation, have a much older existence than democracy even in ancient Greece.

A majority on this island, in the modern world–system and its regional subsystem, the Sinhalese are a structurally marginal minority. This is their—our—existential situation.

One of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s great historical merits was to leverage the weight of a rising China and resurgent Russia to compensate for that structurally marginal situation of the Sinhalese and offset the systemic advantage that secessionist Tamil nationalism enjoyed owing to its numbers in Tamil Nadu and its embedding within the Western democracies. Here he was only following perhaps instinctively, the dictum of Kautilya, that the main threat to any state comes from its immediate neighbor– one with whom the given state shares a border– and that this threat must be countervailed by allying with a power that is further afield and with which the given state has no border. It is the triangle of the factors (A) a strong leader from the Ruhuna (B) the Executive Presidential System and (C) the alliance with Eurasia i.e. China and Russia, that enabled the Sri Lankan State, its army, and the Sinhala nation to defeat the fascist-separatist LTTE, warding off Western pressures for a cessation of hostilities and a return to negotiation.

It is no accident that factors (A) and (C) have been overturned and that factor (B) is sought to be downsized if not dismantled by today’s elected puppet administration. Whom does it benefit and what will be the strategic and historical fate of the Sinhala nation? What will be their—our–existential destiny?

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    Still not keeping your promise not to write for 6 months !

    The more the powers that be ignore you, the more hysterical you become !

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      For the current analyses, all I can see is Mahinda Rajapakse is most racial leader we ever had sofar – recalling the words he mentioned – immediately after he was defeated by last election. Quoting his words ” My3 s victory is not a real victory because it is through minority votes”. So basing on your analysis, he has given up his racial and chaunistic ideas yet. Now many real sort of partrots would feel – good riddance to bad rubbish.

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        Leelawathie

        Here is something that Sachi Sri Kantha wrote in Ilankai Tamil Sangam February 29, 2008. There is a lot of information about this hypocrite, war monger, war crime denier, ……………. :

        Excerpts

        As a Tamil observer, should one be silent? The past flip-flops of this Goebbelsian Gong needs some exposure; if not, for the sole reason of rebuking his weathervane drivel, now splattering the electronic media ad nauseam. To do this without any rancor, first I provide two published evaluations on Jayatilleka’s intellectual credentials by his fellow Sinhalese peers, who have no love either for Tamil nationalism or for Pirabhakaran. This strategy, while smacking at the political opportunism of Dayan Jayatilleka, somewhat eliminates the pro-Tamil bias which I may be accused of.

        The thoughts of Rajpal Abeynayake in 1997

        The following excerpts, appeared in an opinion piece with the caption, ‘What has Laurent Kabila got to do with the Lanka Guardian?’ [Sunday Times, Colombo, June 1, 1997].

        “Dayan is currently the Editor of the Lanka Guardian, founded by his father, senior journalist Mervyn de Silva. For those with short memories, Jayatilleke was better known as Anuruddha Tilakasiri during the Premadasa era, when he wrote a regular column for the Observer, taking on most of Premadasa’s many pugnacious detractors. Now, Jayatilleke has metamorphosed into Editor, turning the Lanka Guardian into a magazine that is largely a reflection of the Editor’s convictions.”

        Abeynayake continued further:

        “If the Lanka Guardian is a reflection of Dayan’s ideology, then it’s not surprising that the Guardian has also carried various tracts and analysis intermittently on Marxist doctrinal affairs. But, compared to the force of the pro-Premadasist, fiercely anti-PA stance [note: PA refers to the People’s Alliance headed by Chandrika Kumaratunga, the then President] that the magazine now regularly adopts, the little nod at dialectical Marxism is a quaint aberration it appears.

        To me, Jayatileke embodies the noveau capitalist ideologue, and since ‘capitalist ideologues’ did not exist in the same sense that ‘Marxist ideologues’ existed, I see Jayatilleke as one among a new breed of ideologues who have emerged in the vacuum created by the ‘death’ of Marxist ideologues in the post-Cold War political discourse.

        For example, one cannot accuse the Guardian these days of not taking a stand. This is not to say the magazine is devoid of its intellectual flavour, but since Dayan took over the day-to-day operation of the Guardian, the magazine has become a pro-active political organ as opposed to a purely journalistic device which it used to be when Dayan’s father Mr Mervyn de Silva ran operations.”

        The thoughts of Malinda Seneviratne in 2000

        The following excerpts, appeared in a rebuttal to Dayan Jayatilleka with the caption, ‘Some mild thoughts on Dayan Jayatilleka’ [Island, Colombo, Oct.9, 2000].

        “Take away all the spurious linguistic theatrics in Dayan’s article and a couple of issues emerge. First. He does talk about the alleged Sinhala Buddhist hegemonism and what he chooses to call ‘the new global reality’…

        Dayan complains that my ‘howl’ against globalization is insincere because I have failed to ‘acknowledge the positive Sri Lankan experience of 1989/90 – 1993’. Being a sycophant of Ranasinghe Premadasa, I suppose Dayan is obliged to say nice things about the man. Premadasa was the architect of the most violent period of our post-independence history. True the JVP is not as innocent as their spokesmen claim. I don’t know from which piece of Marxist literature Dayan found solace (if he was a sincere Marxist) during those times of defending Premadasa, but 60,000 people being tortured and killed during a person’s tenure as head of state is a far cry from a ‘positive experience’…

        About Dayan’s history, let me say it all in one line: it includes a particularly funny way of handing over nomination papers, a funny way of popping in and out of the country, offering an abject public apology to J.R. Jayewardene, not to mention defending the party lines of the various groups in power (nationally and regionally). It would suffice to say ‘Danno Danithi’ at this point.

        Dayan must be familiar with the phrase ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. By the same token, rubbish, even if covered by a layer of Marx and Gramsci would still stink. Premadasa remains a tyrant.”

        What Dayan Jayatilleka wrote in 1982

        The Lanka Guardian magazine of Feb.1, 1982, featured a three page commentary by a 25 year-old Dayan Jayatilleka, who then portrayed himself as a Sinhalese contra carrying a flag of a pro-Tamil agitator. It was entitled, “Jaffna: Individual terrorism or guerilla war?” Here are excerpts from that commentary. The words or phrases in bold font are as in the original.

        “The steady, selective liquidation of Tamil militants is accompanied by the parallel process of a deliberate attempt to ‘de-legitimize’ and ‘criminalize’ the political-military struggle in the North. Both are the work of the bourgeois state, using the repressive apparatus for the physical action and the ideological apparatus for the physical action and the ideological apparatus, the mass media, for the psychological exercise. One seeks to destroy the physical being; the other his identity.

        Thus the bourgeois state has succeeded in organizing a consensus to support the most repressive legislation that the State now employs against its ‘main enemy’ – the Tamil ‘terrorists’.

        That the Sri Lanka Freedom Party – this faction or that – should support this consensus is no surprise to anyone. There’s no greater Sinhala chauvinist than Sirimavo Bandaranaike and neither the Maoists nor the Trotskyists, her present supporters, can erase that fact just as her past partners, the LSSP and CP could not wash her away the guilt of 1971. But what does surprise one is that the Left movement, succumbing to the ideological psychological warfare of the bourgeois state should also join this consensus and denounce Tamil ‘terrorism’ or ‘individual terrorism’.

        This unfortunately has drawn significant layers of the proletariat into the reactionary consensus. My purpose then is to make two points:

        (a) The armed actions in the North are not terroristic and alien to Marxism-Leninism but are in fact typical of an early stage of a protracted peoples war of national liberation.

        (b) These actions are very much in the authentic tradition of the Bolsheviks under Lenin.”

        Dayan Jayatilleka continued to propound his thoughts as follows:

        “The Tamil guerillas, while being in the phase of ‘Strategic Defensive’, are accumulating strength through a series of relatively minor tactical offensives. The massive retaliation by the State reveals to the Tamil people their enemy in all its bestial ferocity. But this is not all. The repression which, making no distinction between the armed combatants and unarmed youth, encompasses in its scale and scope, the entire Tamil nation in the North. Every Tamil there, by the very fact of his or her Tamilness, is deemed an enemy and treated as such in practice. This forces the Tamil people to see themselves as the State sees them at the very time it tries to deny it, i.e., as a separate nation! Thus, the inexorable dialectic of vanguard violence and state repression enables the Tamil people to know themselves and know their enemy. It raises their political consciousness from the level of a nation un sich to that of a nation fur sich. The dialectic also forces sectors like the TULF and the Sinhala Left to take up positions on either side of the fence. Trying to straddle the barbed wire proving uncomfortable to their lower extremities.

        The sudden, spectacular and successful military actions by the urban guerillas against definable sources of repression and visible institutions of the State, begin to convince broader and broader layers of the populace that armed struggle is possible as well as morally justifiable and absolutely necessary to break free from oppression. As this happens, the masses themselves begin to enter the struggle. A Peoples Army of national liberation will, in the obvious conception of the Tamil militants, emerge through a gradual accretion of guerilla fighters as the struggle proceeds from hit-and-run attacks (low intensity/small unit operations) via skirmishes, on to confrontations of wider scope. Right now what the guerillas are trying to do is to offer practical proof to the masses of the effectiveness and feasibility of an armed struggle strategy for the achievement of Eelam, in the face of the manifest failure of the TULF’s parliamentary strategy and the continuation/escalation of military repression. This is known as the tactic of armed propaganda.

        What have the armed Tamil youth achieved so far?

        (1) According to Habash, the inability of the enemy to destroy the movement in embryo is in itself a victory for the movement. The Tamil militants have achieved this victory.

        (2) They have prevented the State from ‘normalizing’ the situation.

        (3) They have withstood the shift in counter-guerilla operations from the hands of the police to that of the regular Army. The Tupamaros could not survive this qualitative shift. (Admittedly they were operating in a different context – that of class warfare.)

        (4) They have eliminated the information gathering capacity of the special (political) police in the North. (Learning to combat the political police is a necessary attribute of a revolutionary cadre according to Lenin’s ‘What Is To Be Done?’)

        (5) They have accumulated a sufficient minimum of fire-power as well as considerable financial strength.

        (6) They have re-introduced the problematique of revolutionary violence, first posed by the JVP (its great historic merit) into the debate within the Left movement, while providing a necessary critique (in practice, by weapon) of the JVP’s strategy then and now (parliamentarism).”

        Hyping the mule-brained EPRLF

        Many, including Dayan Jayatilleka himself, may find it difficult to gulp what the current lead barker for annihilation of LTTE, wrote in his salad days in 1982. The vehicle Dayan Jayatilleka boarded in early 1980s was EPRLF and its hodge-podge mix of Marxist rhetoric and Tamil nationalism. While I have read Dayan’s homages to the EPRLF and its leader K.Padmanabha in the Lanka Guardian magazine and other mouthpieces of Sinhalese majoritarianism, I have not seen any mention or rebuke from Dayan on the issue of that demented 1984 kidnapping of newly-wed Ohio couple (Stanley and Mary Allen) in Jaffna and ransom demand made by his EPRLF pals, among whom Douglas Devananda was one, who now parades as a virtuous democrat in President Mahinda Rajapakse Cabinet. I refrain from repeating here, what I had already written on the abysmal failure of EPRLF leadership and the reasons for its dismal performance among Eelam Tamils for recognition, in my Pirabhakaran Phenomenon (2005) book.

        While re-reading in 2008, what Dayan Jayatilleka had written in 1982, check again the phrases such as, ‘tactical offensives’, ‘vanguard violence and state repression’, ‘manifest failure of the TULF’s parliamentary strategy’, ‘sufficient minimum fire-power as well as considerable financial strength’, all of which have come to characterize the LTTE imprints, and not the EPRLF that danced to Indian puppeteers’ strings.

        Hyping Karuna

        Since March 2004, when Karuna was evicted from the LTTE, one of Karunas’s voluble cheer-leaders was Dayan, a tawdry von Clausewitz impostor, who never saw field action in a battle field. Here are four excerpts from what he had written hyping Karuna, between 2004 and 2007.:

        Item 1:

        “Karuna’s great strength is that he has a cause, an idea: he has raised the standard of revolt and liberty against a brutal tyranny. He has wisely refrained from unveiling a detailed programme which could narrow his appeal and options or prove divisive among potential allies, and narrowed the target to Prabhakaran’s dictatorship and the domination of the East.
        His great achievements are fourfold: (i) Staying alive (ii) weathering the storms of the April retreat/dispersion, the Kottawa killings and Reggie’s death (iii) becoming internationally known, recognisable and (iv) expeditiously achieving a politico-military capacity by combining the classic ‘armed propaganda’ of selective attacks with the formation of a political front….Karuna’s great underlying strength is that his struggle is in keeping with the spirit of the times, the strongest force in human history: the search for a wider freedom, for liberty.” [‘In defence of Karuna’, Asian Tribune website, Oct. 19, 2004]

        Item 2

        “We can be certain of winning the war even in the largely mono-ethnic Jaffna and Wanni theatres if (a) Karuna has been involved in drawing up the battle plans and (b) the opposing LTTE cadres know that in addition to the Sri Lankan armed forces, their legendary former commander has taken the field, leading a well-trained, equipped and formidable Tamil formation.” [‘The Morning After Muhamalai’, Asian Tribune website, Oct.14, 2006.]

        Item 3

        “A Karuna–dominated Eastern council would achieve two positive results: (1). It would enable Karuna to strengthen himself and expand his base, which in turn would mean that we could hand over many security functions to the Eastern council (the law and order function is devolved and there is provision to raise a police force, hence the earlier North east Provincial Council’s CVF militia) draw down our forces from the East and commit them to defeating the Tigers in the North. (2). With the patronage he is able to extend through the Council, Karuna would be able to raise an army in the East which can work in parallel with the Sri Lankan armed forces in any offensive in the North and the Wanni. [‘De-merger: Give Karuna the Eastern Council’, Lanka Academic Forum website, Oct.28, 2006]

        Item 4

        “Sun Tzu says the target of all strategy is the mind of the enemy commander. Col. Karuna should be asked to war-game, anticipate Prabhakaran’s moves, while bearing in mind that Prabhakaran will anticipate this and strive to use new, post-Karuna tactics.

        Karuna, given his impressive performance against Jayasikuru and at Elephant Pass, and Douglas Devananda, given his knowledge of the North and its people, should be intimately and organically involved in designing the campaign, and invited to make operational, problem-solving inputs as the process unfurls.” [‘Pushing 60: Independence Day Manifesto’, Sunday Observer, Colombo, Feb.4, 2007]

        That Karuna’s stars didn’t glitter either in the East Eelam or in the North Eelam as Dayan Jayatilleka had naively hoped and that Karuna – the great hype of Dayan – is now literally ‘counting bars’ in a London slammer, should have been an utter disappointment for this anti-LTTE scribe. For obvious reasons, during the past two months, Karuna name-droppings have disappeared from Dayan’s scribblings. The reasons Dayan attributed as Karuna’s “great achievements” in his ‘defence of Karuna’ polemic in late 2004, have been proved right in a perverse sense in 2008; “becoming internationally known, recognisable and staying alive” in a London slammer!– not for any liberation-related cause for which Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela had gone to prison, but for illegal entry with a forged diplomatic passport under the Sinhalese name Kokila Gunawardana – purported Director General of Wildlife Conservation.. Huh! Anyone for Hubris?

        Coda

        There is one plausible reason for Dayan Jayatilleka’s crankiness and continuing drivel against the LTTE. And Charlton Heston has noted it, in his autobiography. “We’re all sensitive to other actors’ assaults on great roles we’ve played too.” Dayan in his salad days of 1980s dreamt himself as a Sri Lankan militant revolutionary a la Fidel Castro, leading his raggedy bunch of companeros under the banner Vikalpa Kandayama – only to fail miserably, kneel on his knees and negotiate an amnesty deal with his then adversary (J.R.Jayewardene) in 1988, and then launch his career as a political opportunist.

        The successes of Pirabhakaran as a militant revolutionary probably make Dayan puke, day in and day out. The bottom line is, unlike Dayan Jayatilleka, the LTTE leader never allowed his battle-field adversaries to gain an upper hand on him, and did send Jayewardene and his three successors who posed as Commander in Chiefs into permanent political retirement. As the title of Charlton Heston’s autobiography is tagged, Pirabhakaran is still active ‘In the Arena’, decades after the likes of Dayan – the phony von Clausewitzs – have settled for a diplomatic cover, while praying for a wounded and wilting Sarath Fonseka (GOSL’s current Army Chief, the 12th man in the job since mid 1970s!) to work a miracle.

        *****

        © 1996-2015 Ilankai Tamil Sangam, USA, Inc.

        http://www.sangam.org/2008/03/Dissecting.php?print=true

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          Thanks Native, this is so impressive and clearly shows Dayan’s many vacillating positions !

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            Dev

            The last time I checked with my Elders, he had at least 64 positions.

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      Dev

      The war monger and war crime denier types:

      “Patriotism is love of country”

      Could you tell him that “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” in case he didn’t know.

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        Sundry elements who operate as fifth columnists in our, and other countries, will of course denigrate patriots. It serves their masters’ plots to own us.

        But those cowards who do not have a country of their own need to realise that those who do love their country.

        Scoundrels are those who undermine the country where they were born, despite as mixed-race ill fits.

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          Bakamuna

          “Scoundrels are those who undermine the country where they were born, despite as mixed-race ill fits.”

          So can I safely say the scoundrels are those who in the past and present continue to undermine the country for example SWRD Banda, Cyril Mathew, JR J, Rohana Wijeweera, Somawansa, Weerawansa, MR clan, Mohan Peiris,the saffron clad thug Gnanasara, Duminda, Gota, Ranjan Wijeratne, Nalin, …. war criminals, those who perverted the cause of justice, state protected drug dealers, those who instigated and supported riots against minorities, war mongers, money launderers, child molesters, rapists, Sinhala/Buddhists, racists, bigots, the entire state, ……………………… Karuna, KP, VP, Pillayan, Pottu, …..

          Are you one of the above?

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          The dirtiest book of all is the Bowdlerized book- watered down by DJ.
          He does not mention about his Portuguese heritage- smarting slave master.

          Long war cold peace- `watered down` still batting- bowdler.

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      DJ

      Why don’t you join K T Rajasingam of the Asian Tribune.

      He too is pro Mahinda, pro Douglas Devananda, pro Weerawanse and anti Ranil and anti Sampanthan.

      He too likes lots of kick backs and was the bedfellow of Mahinda in New York and Geneva.

      Make sure your purse is safe with him.

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      Dev, this guys is getting stupider by the day too. With what gumption does this idiot DJ support MR?

      Not only was MR an out and out and racist (via BBS etc) he was also a daylight robber (a la` Ali Baba and the Forty thieves). Thanks to the JVP all this will come out in the wash in due course.

      We do grant that MR with the support of GR and SF won the war..but the big question is who stole the spoils of the victory?

      Let’s hope KP won’t be bumped off before he spills the beans!!

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        In your own mind anybody who disagrees with you must be stupid.

        Your argument is that MR is a racist because BBS existed in his watch. Was he ever a member if the BBS. ? Did the BBS ever take up arms ? CBK and RW too must then be racists because the LTTE existed on their watches and were tolerated for the most part under foreign pressure. How silly can one get?

        Are you suggesting that KP will be ‘bumped off’ by the LTTE underground ?

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          Ramuuuuuuuuuuu

          “In your own mind anybody who disagrees with you must be stupid.”

          Stupid is as stupid does.

          This is the best fit description of your racist comments and lies.

          Lee Kuan Yew:

          “I’ve read his speeches and I knew he was a Sinhalese extremist. I cannot change his mind.”

          August 13, 2013

          Colombo Telegraph

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            Civet cat,

            Hiding behind a sarie as your revered leader did is better than an avowed Eelamist hiding behind a assumed ethnicity. Your racism which you try to hide in some posts, are completely overturned in others. Your hatred of everything Sinhala is more than evident in some of your ‘erudite’ posts.

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              Ram

              “our hatred of everything Sinhala is more than evident in some of your ‘erudite’ posts.”

              Stupid is as stupid does. You have done it again.

              I comment on Sinhala/Buddhist racists/bigotts (like yourself) and not on Sinhala speaking people.

              I also reserve the right to tell you when you lie. Erudition comes with learning, open minded, hard work ……………….which you may find difficult as you are conditioned to believe in your perverted sense of history, its interpretation, the right to practice tyranny of the majority, ………….

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                You know absolutely nothing about me. Racism/bigotry is not a peculiarity of the Sinhala though you do all you can to dress them as such.

                I abhor the fact that you promote Tamil racism and Tamil ‘rights’ at the expense of every other group in Sri Lanka. My contention is that they have no special rights and certainly no privileges of any sort should be bestowed on them SIMPLY because they are Tamil. It is the Sinhala who have to fight to preserve their national rights which the politicians are trying to restrict to a certain part of Sri Lanka based on absolute lies and concocted, manufactured history that is being promoted by the likes Wigneswaran. You have been caught out lying on more than one occasion, and that does not constitute erudition. You also attempt to silence critics, acting in concert with a few others on the forum and diminish others. There is a dearth of civilized comment on this site and unfortunately I cannot include you amongst those that do.

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        A policeman has been shot in the North today. A good reason for the security forces to be strengthened in the area. The LTTE IS NOT dead, but Sirisena, CBK and RW will pretend otherwise.

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    DJ,

    Lets say just in case you were born a Tamil or muslim, how would have written this article?

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      if he will trace his ancestors it will end up in todays Tamil Nadu village …..never go beyond this

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      Had your grannies told you more stories of unbiased sort, no doubt we would not have felt this much of upset everytime after reading your estranged analyses- sometimes causing anti-views against RW-MS government just born to recover the debries left behind by the most irresponsible leader-Mr Madmulana. The last article definitely caused many of us a set of thoughtful moments as no times before- since the substance was providing some food to think about. After overreading that, I asked myself, why you had repeated “unelected Prime Minister” several times ? I believe- these views are of paramount importance in terms of the national unity leading to permanent peace and harmony among all srilankens.For me when some die-hard work for national unity, while others fall on selfish agendas (entire Rajapakshe family- MR, BR, GR, NR and other relatives) – we the public get torn being misguided by politicians

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      DJ has to look at his nose and other facial features carefully. Don’t you see Malayalam, Telugu and Dravida features on you? Do you see Aryan features there? Is your Christian grandma from NuwaraEliya/Moratuwa belong to ancient Sinhala Nation you talk about? Do you know the difference of worlds ” Kula” (cast) and “Jathi”? What JATHIYA DownSouth Jayathilakes belongs to? people in this small island are a very mixed race. Some old foolish intellectuals in education put these “Aryan” Sinhala BS in state school books and that is a core reason of these ethnic unrest and creation of foolish supremacist like Malayalam/Tamil looking DJ..

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    In other words, if the majority Sinhalese were to feel too inadequate in their land of natural dwelling for too long, their counter-action against the minority elite, as well the minority common masses, would be terrifying. Re – Zimbabwe, South Africa.

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    Tried to prove himself as a patriot instead of a racist. But fails miserably. Starts from Sri Lanka and ends with Sinhala nation. Dayan, what a great loser and dangerous racist you are.

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      LMAO

      Aging Nalin had been a lefty for many years. Look at him where he has ended up. You need someone to replace him.

      Don’t you think Dayan the war monger has a very good chance of filling his shoes.

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    DJ,
    Smart patriots in this country know who you are. You do not need to prove your allegance to SL and not for a mere regime.

    The so called sinhala buddhist mentality and mahavamsa mentality are very well constructed lies for Tamil separatist agenda.

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      @Sach, pakka bloody comment. CONGRATS!!!

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        i see your agaony

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          @Sach, yes my agony is that two humans could have copulated and produced a donkey like you. Racist prick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            Tamil from the north East/West Pakistan

            “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

            ― Mark Twain

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              Ah is that why sweety?

              I thought you little angel runs away because of lack of facts and comprehension on archeology!

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            what a display of tamil culture! that is ok throwing insults when cornered is the CT behavior of online eelam warriors

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    The irony is mind blowing! We are just weeks from a meeting at the UNHRC when the Tamil people are hoping to finally have a chance at justice, a chance for Tamil mothers to finally see the lives of their children being acknowledged, and to be told the truth: that their children are dead, and to have a death certificate issued so that they can begin mourning in peace. Yet Dayan is arguing that in fact it is the Sinhalese who have been the victims all along! Maybe the US will listen to Dayan and sponsor a resolution at the UN urging Tamil widows, and mothers of the disappeared to show compassion and magnanimity towards the poor victimized Sinhala people who are a suffering “structurally marginal minority” at the hands of the chauvinistic Tamil majority!!

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      Sinhalese are the victims….

      They have been the target of the ethno fascist Tamil chauvanism even before independance.

      Their identity, their history and their land is being stolen by tamil chauvanistic forces…

      Sinhala people had to defend themselves from a war for 30 years and now punished for defending themselves.

      And what is worse they are being shown as the aggressors while they are not.

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        your identity ,history ???? all you came from Kerala and practice Kerala lifestyle to this minute ..after all this Kerala today was Tamil Chera Kingdom before 4 AD

        Have you lost any of your sisters,mothers in Mulaitheevu masscare ? Just one minute put your self in their position and think.

        Defended themselves? my foot 36 countries helped your so called Sinhala state to weaken the rebels providing arms,ammunition,planes,chemical weapons ,military personnels other wise you would have fight for another 50 years .There is no shortage for salvado

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          yes our identity sinhala only identity….any problem…?
          That is why south indian Buddhagosa called SL sihala desha…the reason why your mahabharata call SL sinhala desha…that is why British plagiraised the Sinhale->Seylan to Ceylon…
          that is why more than 30000 stone scripts shows proto sinhala or prakrit brahmi….

          That is why calling Kashyapa a kasiappan a joke. ….you have no history in SL,,,that is why you manufacture them….

          That is why every sinhala book is written in SL and NONE in tamil before 17AD..

          And finally that is why I am a Sinhala truly indegenous while you accurately chosen one for you. cholan…because that is what you are ….nothing indegenous in you…

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            still you believe mahavamsa comedy ? today lands mass of so called India and SL were connected long before …South Indian Tamils were here before historical period …before 10 th century there were no Sinhala alphabets your language ,tradition,food habit,dress all from South India land mass…even your favorite Bandaranayakas are from Madurai (South Indian) Nayakka families and Kandyana Kingdom inhabitants were fro Manawadu families from same South India including King Rajasinghe …learn real history first …peruma(perumal),ratna(ratnam) ,dasa,(thasan) all really shows the beauty of your identity

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              Do 30000+ stone inscriptions with proto sinhala script, mahabaratha sound mahavamsa to you?

              some archeology lessons for the ignoramous,

              The sigiri inscriptions during 7-8 AD is written in modern sinhala script and can be read and understood by an educated sinhala living today.

              The formation of sinhala language and sinhala brahmi or prakrit brahmi shows how sinhala was developed. It is not found in elsewhere other than SL. Sinhala script is as old as Tamil script.

              Sinhala people are essentially a people who are native to island not some north indian migrants. And they are closer to south indians.

              SL separated from Indian mainland 7000 years before. That is before any ethnic consciousness was created.

              Also SInhala are not some tribal society they associated with different communities and absorbed different people and of course with their cultural input. Kerala origin people of SInhala are like that. Sinhala existed even before Chera and Chola went to war with each other.

              Yes some of the kings in sinhala kingdoms are non sinhala and thelingu lineage not tamil. That shows how tolerant Sinhala society had been unlike their vociferous racist tribals.

              And what has tamils in SL have to show as theirs in SL?

              AS always when real archeology facts are thrown at you have no answer except usual bashing of mahavamsa.

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                sach

                “Also SInhala are not some tribal society”

                How/when did the Sinhala become thieving, child molesting, land grabbing, ….. war criminal, stupid ghetto building ……racist, Sinhala/Buddhist tribe?

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                  Sinhala people in west easlity get absorbed in western societies that is why there is no sinhala diaspora unlike tamil diaspora. Sinhala are the least tribal people furthest from ghetto mentality in whole of SOuth Asia.

                  CHild molesting? Do only sinhalese have chile molestors? Isnt calling a whole community chile molesting is racist?

                  You are a racist tamil behind a vaddha mask.

                  Land grabbers are the ones who grabbed land from sinhala people when they were displaced by colonials. One doesnt become a war criminal for killing a terrorist.

                  Between nothing to left to counter when real archeological facts are given?

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                    sach

                    “CHild molesting? Do only sinhalese have chile molestors?”

                    Here is something for you to cherish for the rest of your life:

                    1 June 2012

                    Sri Lanka’s hidden scourge of religious child abuse
                    By Saroj Pathirana
                    BBC Sinhala service

                    Pahalagama Somaratana Thera is one of the few Sri Lankan Buddhist monks to have been found guilty of child abuse inside or outside the country.

                    But if Children’s Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadda is to be believed, child abuse in religious establishments by both Buddhist and Christian clergy in Sri Lanka is rampant.

                    Yet according to figures from Sri Lanka’s National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), only three Buddhist monks have been convicted of child abuse in Sri Lanka in recent history.

                    One of those died from poison he drank after he was sentenced for raping a girl aged 13 in 2005.

                    Research carried out by the BBC Sinhala service has revealed that over the last decade, nearly 110 Buddhist monks have been charged for sexual and physical assaults on minors in Sri Lanka.

                    Many of these cases – especially those of a sexual nature – were barely reported by the Sri Lankan media and seldom resulted in convictions.

                    One of the few cases that did make it into the newspapers is that of Buddhist monk and former parliamentarian Aparekke Pannananda Thera, who has been charged with sexually abusing minors.

                    He and another leading monk in the town of Anuradhapura, Namalwewa Rathnasara Thera, are currently released on bail in relation to the accusations – which they vehemently deny.

                    Tip of the iceberg
                    The issue of child abuse by Buddhist monks is regarded as taboo in what is an overwhelmingly Buddhist country.

                    Continue reading the main story

                    Start Quote

                    We will take stern action against any child abuser irrespective of race, caste or the religion”

                    Anoma Dissanayake
                    CPA head
                    Against that backdrop, the 3 May conviction of Pahalagama Somaratana Thera – who runs children’s homes in Sri Lanka – has come as a surprise, as well as a shock, to many expatriate Sinhalese Buddhists in the UK.

                    Supporters of the monk were reported to be so convinced he would be acquitted and released that they planned a grand welcoming party for him during Sri Lanka’s important Vesak Buddhist festival.

                    There are concerns that Thera’s conviction may just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to abuses in Sri Lankan Buddhist temples.

                    While in some cases monks are not directly accused of carrying out the abuses, they have been accused of failing to stop them.

                    Most Sri Lankan Buddhist temples have a constant stream of boys and adult male helpers who live there for short periods. It is not at all unusual for temples to seek help from youths in nearby villages to prepare for religious ceremonies and in the general day-to-day running of the buildings.

                    This, say critics, provides an ideal climate for abusers to take sexual advantage of vulnerable and impressionable boys mostly under 16 years old.

                    Traumatised
                    In one recent and disturbing case, monks of an unnamed eastern Sri Lankan Buddhist temple were accused of ignoring constant appeals by parents of abused children to prevent such practices from taking place within its premises.

                    Pahalagama Somaratana Thera
                    Somarathana Thera runs children’s’ homes in the UK and Sri Lanka
                    “I work as an electrician at the temple. I have been part of this temple for a long time but even I could not stop my son being abused,” Susil Rohana told the BBC.

                    Mr Rohana alleges that his son was sexually abused by helpers and workers staying in the temple throughout 2010.

                    He and other parents stress that while no Buddhist monk is accused of any involvement in the abuse, they nevertheless repeatedly failed to take action to stop it and that even today his son remains traumatised.

                    Mr Rohana says that he has tried to take the abuse suffered by his son to the courts, but is “getting constant threats” warning him not to do so.

                    It is not only Buddhist monks who stand accused – about 20 Roman Catholic and Protestant priests have been arrested or investigated for sexual abuse of minors over the last 10 years in Sri Lanka.

                    While there are no accurate records on how many of them have been convicted, officials say that at least one accused Catholic priest is still absconding since being given bail.

                    The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka refused to comment to the BBC on the issue.

                    But NCPA head Anoma Dissanayake is much less reticent.

                    “I do not know at the moment how many Catholic priests or how many Buddhist monks are involved, but we will take stern action against any child abuser irrespective of race, caste or religion,” he said.

                    ‘Baseless’
                    Children’s Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadda told the BBC that he is “shocked and ashamed” over the extent of the problem.

                    A gathering of Buddhist monks in Kandy, Sri Lanka
                    Many Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka are ordained at a young age
                    “I noticed what kind of minor sentences the perpetrators are getting,” the minister said. “We need tougher laws that if necessary do not fall too far short of the death sentence.”

                    However Mr Karaliyedda rejected accusations that political leaders are trying to influence the judiciary to get culprits released.

                    “The president has clearly instructed us to implement the law irrespective of [a person’s] status,” he said.

                    The assistant secretary of the All Island Buddhist Council, Kalutara Somarathana Thera, says that many abuse accusations levelled at Buddhist monks are “baseless” – although there needs to be proper research on the “small minority” of monks that do commit such crimes.

                    Human rights lawyers such as Chandrapala Kumarage, meanwhile, argue that the Sri Lankan media are failing to expose abuses – “especially when it comes to politically or socially powerful figures”.

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15507304

                    9 September 2011

                    Sri Lanka children’s homes ‘should be shut down’
                    By Saroj Pathirana
                    BBC Sinhala Service

                    All children’s homes in Sri Lanka should be closed down because of “rampant” abuse, the head of the country’s child protection body says.

                    The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) says it is already working to replace children’s homes with a foster parenting system.

                    Nearly 20,000 children – orphans or children abused by parents or carers – are housed in 470 institutions.

                    But many who run such homes say the new approach may not guarantee safety.

                    Most of the homes in Sri Lanka are under private ownership – 22 are run by the government.

                    “Shocking incidents are happening in children’s homes all over the country,” Anoma Dissanayake, head of the NCPA, told BBC Sinhala when commenting on a recent case where the guardian of a children’s home was charged with sexually assaulting underage girls in his care.

                    “Rarely, there are some very good children’s homes but this is the situation in most of the homes.

                    “Our aim is to fully establish [a] foster care system replacing children’s homes within the next few months,” she said.

                    She added that 90 children in Mannar and 50 children in Kilinochchi, who were to be placed in children’s homes, have already been handed over to foster parents.

                    But Nita Ariyaratne, the honorary secretary of Sarvodaya Suwasetha, an organisation which runs eight children’s homes in Sri Lanka, says she was not aware of “rampant” child abuse in children’s homes, although there had been some cases of abuse.

                    She said that it was crucially important to ensure that children are safe with their new foster carers and to ensure that proper vetting is in place.

                    Sarvodaya Suwasetha runs one home specifically for girls abused by parents or close relatives.

                    “For example, there is a 12-year-old pregnant girl among 20 pregnant girls in our girls’ home. Many of these are victims of incest. So we need to be extremely careful in handing these children to outsiders,” she said.

                    The NCPA says in recent weeks it has raided a number of children’s homes suspected of child abuse. One raid resulted in the guardian of a home being remanded in custody on charges of sexually abusing four girls.

                    A number of Buddhist monks were also recently arrested on suspicion of abusing children in their care. Child abuse is a taboo subject and not openly discussed in Sri Lanka’s conservative society.

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14857783

                    Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist supremacist do well to spend more time with their children than typing bigotry in these forum and elsewhere.

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                      200+ suicide bombs by tamils, started suicide terrorism…are all tamils suicide terrorists?

                      In Aus Tamil refugee was arrested for harassing an Ausi woman….and recently another tamil was arrested for harassing a British woman in an aircraft…..are all tamils abusers that harass women?

                      Are all tamils terrorists? Are all tamil racists just because you are a racist?

                      Are all tamils cowards just because prabha hid behind women?

                      COme with a proper argument, idiot….a shameful creature who has no dignity to come out with his real ethnicity is bashing sinhalese….are you that much ashamed of your tamilness?

                      Who are you to call the sinhala people commenting here as racists? Do you think you have any authority to decide that?

                      You are a shameless, uneducated, dishonest and stupid tamil racist

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                    @Sach, if you decide to write or respond to comments, then learn the foreign language first. Merely because you have a computer attached to a keyboard, does not mean your fingers, which are always detached from the shit you have in your head have to write garbage. Bloody racist carpet seller.

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                      Going by your comments in this forum, you are hardly the person to ask others to use what is in his head.
                      At least try to counter the archeological facts i pointed..why cant you do that? Is that why you throw racist insults?

                      Isnt it better to counter argue the point than releasing hot air? Why no proper education on SL history and no knowledge?

                      I understand when real archeological facts are presented, you people go in panic mode….you have nothing to say….you people live in a bubble created by GGP….which will soon burst..:)

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            i can’t help laughing it is not your fault ….it is the fault of comedy book called Mahavamsa written with pure imagination.

            Ever heard about a 2000 years old Tamil epic called MANIMEKALI ? This is a the story of a TAMIL BUDDHIST NUN and written by a TAMIL BUDDHSIT MONK …named SEETHALI SAATHANAR clearly mentioned about NAINATHEEVU as NAGADEEPAM …

            Before 10 the century there were no Sinhala Alpabets and all communication was done by Pali which was the Popular language in SE Asia at that time .

            Sinhalese are originated from Kerala .

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              I can see when real archeology is pointed at you people are ‘laughing’. Is that why you flee with tails behind when facts are given?

              Those so called tamil epics are written in TAMIL NADU which is perfectly correct…I think you did not grasp the idea…where are products of a tamil civilisation in SL? NOTHING!

              You people talk about tamil kingdoms for 3000 years but nothing left, what a beggar kingdom is that?

              You did not read my comment right? Sigiri inscriptions in modern sinhala script is older than 10 AD. (this is for the second time for the idiot).
              The Sinhala alphabet did not fall from sky in 7-8 AD, the proto sinhala or Pakrit Brahmi is the early stages of sinhala. And idiot Pali was not used to speaking.

              That is why Buddhagosha mentioned sihala desha….and sinhala

              How come sinhala originate in Kerala when SInhala had already originated in SL before Kerala come into existence?

              We dont come with stupid arguments like tamil originated in SL while the full evolution is in a different country..

              DO you have any heritage of yours? Isnt that why you refer to chola which is someone else’s….DOesnt that itself shows your poverty when it comes to heritage?

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                Sir Ananda Coomarasamy has exposed about Sinhallease to the world …Dr.Paranawitharana has dynamited all BUILDINGS,STONE INSCRIPTIONS related to Tamil history in this country.

                Paranawitharana went further and aged a circus saying he has discovered the ashes of Dute Gemunu

                Giving respect to Ellan s tomb was there in Anuradapura till 1825 when the last king was arrested and brought along this way by British soldiers the king asked permission to get down and pay respect for the Great Ellaalan King and permission was granted.

                Buddhist Ayatullahas have changed every thing in Mahavamsa comic book and Pranawitharana ex-archeological director destoyed even the tome of king ellalan

                Comic storey was a depoted Prince arraived in SL at Mannar bay ….why Mannar why not his ships landed in Visakapatanam,Nagapatanam or Trincomalee ??? Look at the SL map and break your head for answers…continue to believe this con

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                  aney gon cholan,

                  Ananda kumaraswamy a rare tamil gentleman did not only expose even hailed sinhala culture. He asked British not to destroy sinhala village saying that is the place humans will ultimately seek solace when materialism of the western world had fully destroyed the world.

                  Please read rather than parroting what others said.

                  The earliest people who did archeology investigations in SL and of Sinhala nation (which is the only nation that has evidence)…

                  Elara is a story in mahavamsa ne…If mahavamsa is comedy, why do you take arguments based on it?

                  Tell me the truth, you have nothing to quote other than mahavamsa and you people are suffering from mahavamsa mentality which you try to keep secret? :)

                  that is fine, i understand your predicament…i pity you

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                  And stupid cholan,

                  According to MV, Vijaya landed in Gokanna, which is trinco….again fail

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          When prabha hid behind your sisters and mothers, we cant help it…it was a tragedy created by you for your own agenda….people were not killed in Mullavaikkal by SLA or even Prabha, they were killed by you…..for your political agenda…

          what is kerala and what is sinhala? How can a fellow learnt to say ehemai sir and nothing else about sinhala knows the difference between kerala and sinhala

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            if you believe the canard of your ex-leader it is not our fault don’t go far away in this site your own Sinhalease say about tons and tons of lies manufactured by Rajapaksa to fool the Sinhala Public no one believe MR anymore he has more enemies among his own people …wait for UN report…next stop INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT at the Hague ..remember what hap end to Sebia when they have refused to hand over the war criminals to ICC?

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              Really what happened to Serbia? Did the fighters there too hid behind women?

              I am not the one who believe in the ex leader, but you. It is a fact that Prabha hid behind women and died like a coward. ……dream on ‘cholan’ aka foreigner

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                Your comment alone parade your ignorance when serbia refused to handle the war criminals like MR & C0. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY immediately stopped all loans,investments and barred Serbian to travel to other European countries…..Serbiean people have had enough hardship and went for begging on streets …..he he he Mahavamsa Pschos never heard this?

                So so Sinhalease were here before the Kerala he he he my foot

                Cowards your Sinhala army has no muscle or brain to defeat the Tamil the whole world watched for over 30 years MR went to Indian and knelt in front of imported Italian woman for help ..shame you boast about a borrowed victory with the help of 36 nations ?????

                when Katinayaka airport was attacked by rebels according to the foreign tourist there …SL FORCES WERE RUNNING LIKE A HEADLESS CHICKENS ….this is your Sinhala bravery .

                Even the April new year celebration was copied from Tamils this is your quality of culture….in Batticaloa there is a place called Kathiraveli with fulllevidence of the existence of Tamils over 2000 years …

                Sinhalesae are 200% Kerala origins SL history was twisted and lied by stone age living Buddhist Ayatullahs .

                When SL got independence there were just only 3 Sinhala encyclopeadis only after introducing TV in SL your people found a word for it he he he

                Even Dute Gemunu s victory described in comic book Mahavamsa is questionable ….because at that time there are amyn Tamis with his army ….

                Tamil is one of the ancient language in the world it was widely used in Asia even when Latin was an international language….Latin is a dead language today but Tamil is there ….What happened till 2009 May was a fraction of the Tamils action ……

                PRABA IS DEAD they showed a face on TV all dance for free liquor on streets ..fine WHY YOUR MR couldn’t provide his death certificate ????

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                  One can say arguing with an idiot who think Prabha is still alive is stupid…but let me attempt for the benefits of others who read.

                  If you think SL will be like Serbia, well keep dreaming….if SL suffer tamils in SL will suffer more. That has been the history…

                  And now when you cannot give arguments based on archeological findings I understand you are in a difficult situation.

                  So what is this 2000 year old Tamil temple? Were those temple attendees sinhala that Batti was under Kandyan kingdom most of the time?

                  Why was tamil temple under a sinhala kingdom that too a temple known only to you..

                  COme with FACTS! lets discuss history

                  Between still cant find a tamil book written in SL?

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                    Parading your ignorance about Kandayna kingdom ? This kingdom was there because of the colonized Manawadus from South India….was this was in the Map in 2nd AD?

                    When Tambalakaama was ruled by a Tamil King during 2nd century Tricomale was a big town as well as Tirukovil in the south of Batticaloa and there was a regular ship service between these two towns …and there were no population in between these cities.

                    Even the Kulakoddan King` s stone inscription are still there… in Tambalakaamam 100% Tamil town colonised by Sinhalease .

                    if you believe your Mahavamsa lies it is not others fault …all cooke up stories without any Scientific and Historical evidences

                    MR and his Rabis GR have added another loads of bullshits about their borrowed war victory in this comic Mahawamsa book …hiding the help received from 36 counties after begging and pawing their own country ..

                    One thing is crystal clear Sinhalese still fear that LTTE will come again …and they will go to grave even with this fear…already western nations have warned MR and his rabis GR if you won’t solve Tamil problem LTTE will come again…..

                    Don’t you feel shame for celebrating a borrowed victory and danced on streets for free liquor?

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                      we are waiting for LTTE to come again….bring it on baby, you little stupid cholan..

                      and give me sources for this
                      “When Tambalakaama was ruled by a Tamil King during 2nd century Tricomale was a big town as well as Tirukovil in the south of Batticaloa and there was a regular ship service between these two towns …and there were no population in between these cities. Even the Kulakoddan King` s stone inscription are still there… in Tambalakaamam 100% Tamil town colonised by Sinhalease”

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            sach

            “When prabha hid behind your sisters and mothers, we cant help it…”

            So did the Sri Lankan armed forces before and after Hindian IPKF landed in this island in 1987. MR was hiding in deep, deep, deep South.

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              Is this even an argument, idiot?

              why should SLA come out from barracks when IPKF were massacring the LTTE?
              Is it cowardice that SLA did not fight with IA to protect LTTE ? Are you out of mind?
              I am pretty sure SLA enjoyed the show when IPKF killed your coward LTTE….

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            @Sach, you are neither Sinhala nor Keralite…………..you are simply a dumb arse.

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              i know you are in panic mode, after seeing the archeology facts! cry baby cry!

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            @Sach, bloody codger listen your leader who wears a skirt everyday hid behind Sarath Fonseka until the war was over then bull dozed his protector. Praba = MR. So, shut up.

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              LOL!
              so you accept Prabha hid behind a skirt….

              Between we dont need MR to go to battle field. SF brought Prabha to MR’s feet :)

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          yes our sinhala identity….problem with that?

          the sinhala identity that made south indian Buddhagosha to call SL as sihaladesha, what made Mahabharatha to call SL sinhala land…what gave 30000+ proto sinhala/ prakrit Brahmi inscriptions and what gave all sinhala langauge books and inscriptions to SL while there is NO tamil book older than 17 century…

          Yes i am sinhala which is truly indegenous and you have chosen an accurate name, cholan which is truly foreign…it is a shame you have to refer to a foreigner’s heritage and that too question ours….

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            Whenever it is pointed out it was the Sri Lankan troops who fought and defeated the ‘invincible’ Tamil terrorists the cowards including Civet cat try to denigrate them, as above. It is no secret that the most cowardly are the ones who want to APPEAR to be non-partisan and non-Tamil.

            Whatever the origins of the Sinhala it must be pointed out that they’ve come to love the land of their birth, unlike the 5th column that arrived on their own and were mainly transplanted by the Dutch and the British. The insatiable greed of the 5th column for land that is in no way theirs can never be satiated.

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              Ramuuuuuuuuuuu

              You are at it again.

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        @Sach, again and again you show the racist muck in your head. You are such a low class bugger. What happened to you? Some Tamil woman abandoned you or something? Or some Tamil employer fired your arse out the door since you were one dumb f$#%.

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          Tamil from the north East/West Pakistan

          “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

          ― Mark Twain

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          I have a great dislike towards tamil racists….but i have a far more dislike towards tamil racists who hide their face with a HR cover…

          At least you act like who you really are, a bloody racist….i have to come to your level to handle you guys

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      Patriot,

      A few days ago, I attended the screening of ‘No Fire Zone–Sri Lanka’s killing fields’ at the American University in Washington, DC.

      Callum McRae was in the panel discussion.
      It was clear that the audience was moved by the plight of the Tamil people in the final phase. There was one lone Sinhalese man who protested that it was kind of one-sided–there could actually be a little truth to it, since focuses exclusively on the final stages of a long conflict– but there were no takers from the mainly American audience. The brutality of the SL forces in an unequal and lopsided war will remain seared in memory, not only among the Tamil people of Sri Lanka, but internationally.

      The campaign for a serious investigation and punishment of those brutes who authorized and committed the shelling of civilians and hospitals, rapes and other atrocities against those who surrendered, the desecration of dead bodies, will continue.

      DJ can shout all he wants, but the odor that emanates from him and other apologists of the former regime is too strong for anyone to even pay attention to them. I don’t read anything he writes these days, or take only a cursory look and go straight to the comments.

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    Mahinda has reportedly consulted a psychiatrist recently and was advised to avoid meetings and public events, and to take rest.

    Our friend Dayan who goes on with sophisticated convoluted arguments to support his illusions of his grandeur knowledge of political science and patriotism. Country, patriotism, nationalism, racism, etc. are all concepts or notions in the minds of people. They are not absolute truths. The island of Sri Lanka is a physical fact, all other things Dayan labors to put across are mere notions that can change with time.

    Why did Yugoslavia fall apart? Because Serbians had become chauvinistic and tried to suppress the other nations that comprised Yugoslavia. Tito’s concepts of nations and patriotism were different and were conducive to keep the nations together.

    It may be time he consults a psychiatrist just like his hero did recently and stay away from writing for some time.

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      Was it an unethical Tamil psychiatrist he consulted, if his advice is known to you?

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    Monkey praises its own tail. He talks a lot about his pedigree. He preaches nationalism, patriotism, but indirectly eschews racism. It is a well known fact that he supports MR which he is entitled to but how dare he say we have a puppet administration. He is blind to all the corrupt activities of the previous regime.

    We have a President who was elected with a majority of the citizens voting in his favour. He has set up a cabinet with a Prime Minister of his choice. They are functioning well and have already shown results to benefit the masses. In this cabinet including Prime Minister there are many gentlemen who understand international politics and they do not need tuition from DJ on this subject whether it is Russia, China, USA, UK, India or Maldives.

    Sometimes or most of the times, it is sour grapes for DJ and we all know, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, who comes from very good family background, would not consider him for any position to represent our country.

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    “Indeed a Sri Lankan patriot has by definition to recognize Sinhala nationalism and its centrality.”

    Verily, this is the warped mindset and purloined conscience of a die-hard racialist. Imagine applying this scatter-brained concept to a multi-ethnic society as SriLanka. Trouble ahead galore. Nothing has been learned so far. The status-quo is bound to remain and beat an eerie staccato from time to time. Thanks to people like this so-called ‘educated’ gentleman. Hope these racists can look eastward towards Singapore and fathom if the people there have a national language as the centrality of their patriotism. This is a load of undiluted crap and an excuse for fomenting more trouble in this multi-ethnic island of ours.

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      Chinese from china, malays from malaysia, Tamils from india is what is S’pore today.
      Sri Lanka is tamils from india, Moors from Arabia, some moors from South India, eurasions from Europe and Sinhalese from Sri Lanka…

      I hope you can understand the difference

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        Veddas from? Kuveni from? Nagas from? Mahavamsa comic book completely erased about the language,religion ,culture of these people to fool Sinhala .

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          Sinhala is the accumilation of nagas, yaksha people…

          Veddhas are the sinhalese who did not come out from the jungle. In Sinhala armies in history Vaddhas also served. There is a reason SInhala are the only community that shares DNA with Vaddhas.

          And do you bring out Kuweni? Werent you saying Mahavamsa is an imaginery book? So how come Kuweni is real while Mahavamsa is not? :D

          Face palm situation ah?

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        sach

        “Chinese from china, malays from malaysia, Tamils from india”

        For once you are right.

        “Sinhalese from Sri Lanka…”

        You are wrong.

        Sinhalese were from Sinhapura, Latha Land in Venga (Bihar or Bengal) but their DNA clearly proves they are closely related to Tamils of Tamil Nadu. Sinhalabahu’s son would have traveled all the way from North East India and had had genetic transfusion in Tamil Pandya Kingdom.

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          Why bring out Sinhapura story in Mahvamsa? Havent you being telling all these time mahavamsa is false…If Mahavamsa is false in its genesis of sinhala people (which it is), they did not come from NI.

          So SInhalese are basically from SI or SL.

          DNA statistics confirm that and what not, DNA confirm Sinahla-Vaddha connection.

          What happened to the ancient people who lived in SL? What happened to those people who made stone inscriptions in Brahmi in caves? What happened to the people who built cities in BC period?

          what happened to the people who made inscriptions in sigiri with modern sinhala script in 8 AD? they became sinhala right…

          That is what the evolution of sinhala is…and that is why there is no tamil book or any tamil civilisation…..

          That is why tamil’s claim to history is limited to stupid attempts of mis pronouncing sinhala/ sanskrut names like Kashyapa as Kasi appan.

          Sinhala society, its culture, literature, architecture flourished in SL while it was not the same with tammil…

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            sach

            “DNA statistics confirm that and what not, DNA confirm Sinahla-Vaddha connection.”

            Could you cite sources.

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              No DNA statistics can confirm it at all. I am as a DNA expert could acknolwedge you this.
              Please add your references. Thanks.

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                yes DNA cannot confirm..

                That is why historical records, archeology and stone inscriptions matter. I have pointed that out.

                The reason you only point at DNA is because you have nothing to add about archeology?

                between the source is G. K. Kshatriya. “Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations.”

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              G. K. Kshatriya. “Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations.”

              read the whole thing and not only the abstract like you always do ;)

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        “…..and Sinhalese from Sri Lanka… I hope you can understand the difference “.

        WRONG! It should read “….and Sinhalese from Kerala”. If you wishant to, you may also add “… and Veddhas (Aettho) from Sri Lanka

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          When Muslims were given refuge in east by SINHALA king senerath in 1600s did the king or people in kingdom speak malayali?

          Are there any malayali speakers in SL? Are there any Sinhala speakers in Kerala?

          Why do ancient inscriptions in SL since 8AD shows modern sinhala and not malayali?

          gon katha nokia inna

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        and Sach from a donkey?

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          so much hurt……symptoms of high belief on GGP criminal lawyer’s history

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    [Edited out]

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      @Sach, climb a tree fool.

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        so much hurt……symptoms of high belief on GGP criminal lawyer’s history

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    After all the I am this and I am that ( standard DJ tripe ) he had to squeeze in the line about MR’s historical merits!. We know where you are coming from DJ, you lost the plot a long time ago. Time to write MR’s memoirs.

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    DJ “Those are some part of my roots. That’s where I’m coming from…..”

    doesnt matter where you come from; your series of racist articles..shows where you have ended up ….in the gutter

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      correction …in the sewage

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      Rajash

      “doesnt matter where you come from; your series of racist articles..shows where you have ended up ….in the gutter”

      Is it Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto?

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        Native
        I didnt say ghetto I said gutter
        are you suggesting Sri Lanka is a ghetto of Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist

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          Rajash

          “are you suggesting Sri Lanka is a ghetto of Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist”

          That is what the Aryan Sinhala/Buddhists have been busy building over the past 67 years.

          Look what we have ended up with, war monger Dayan, MR, his clan, all the other criminals, ………..

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    This man is nuts. He seems to be confusing racism for patriotism. I don’t blame him though. Its his parents fault. They seem to have read grim fairy tales to him at bedtime and not Grimms Fairy Tales. See the result 58 years later?

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    DJ,

    There is a correction. The Patriotism has animal instinct and based on this we can divide these to Dog’s patriotism or Cat’s patriotism.

    Dog’s/ K9 patriotism where it is loyal to the master and wag the tail for friends of the master and bark and sometime bite when in danger.

    In Cat’s/ Feline patriotism, it close its eyes and think the world is dark and he can do any ills with the closed eye, so the world is full of idiots that they cannot see. Cat never loyal to the master, it only takes care of itself, its need.

    In your case, your patriotism is with feline and NOT with k9.

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    Dayan,
    I had some respect for your writing a few months ago.
    But, your writing after the election where you are trying to justify the unjustifiable- MR’s continuation in power is ridiculous.
    It seems as if you are not in your anecdotage- you are in your dotage!

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    atlas cat is out of the bag ..this DJ is a 100% racist …….sure SL will bleed always never stop

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    Confusion worst confounded !

    In a bid to extricate himself from accusations about his new found racist prattling Dr. DJ has really tied himself in a knot. After having backed the wrong horse, unlike his erstwhile colleague, the English professor who made a judicious switch at the right moment, he finds that the Emperor he backed was without clothes, and worse still for him, he himself is without hope, cast aside to churning off one racist essay after another to web sites instead of preening on the international stage and telling all and sundry AND himself what a great Talleyrand, Metternich and Gromyko, all rolled into one he is.

    Truly, he is turning hysterical

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    There is dumb patriotism and there is smart patriotism. There is also Fake Patriotism the type DJ indulges in, like MR.

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    Athula,one of Dutugemunus War Heroes. How about SENA and GUTTIKA,both Tamils who were the Generals who led the war against Elhara! Why were they not given these exotic names? Is it because they were also racist like you?

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    Those who dismiss Dayan’s recent articles as rubbish, nonsensical or irrelevant are in for a rude awakening soon, possibly well before the Parliamentary elections.

    Dayan is proving to be the living example of the oft cited wisdom that “patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.”

    He has realized that the previous regime’s only hope of return to the driver seat is to re-do an “SWRD”, fanning up racial flames. Now that MR has finally realized that the Tamil and Muslim votes have been forever lost , the one and only, and possibly a sure-fire solution is a chauvinistic, racial, domineering, majoritarian war cry to galvanize a majority “block vote”- exactly the way SWRD strategized with the tar-brush campaign.

    Dayan is just doing the spade work on that front – to catch MR’s eyes one more time in the hope of another diplomatic opportunity if the strategy works.

    This is very vivid in Dayan’s deluge of articles since January 9th that have progressively converged towards fanning up majoritarian thirst for marginalization of the minorities.

    Dayan is neither nuts nor stupid – just plain dangerous!

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      yup….
      does any one know what he is writing in the Sinhala media?
      February 4th is Sri Lanka Independence day
      February 4th is also World Cancer Day
      one day there may be a cure for cancer ….

      but the cancer that is plaguing Sri Lanka is terminal

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    “Elected puppet administration”. Wow. Dayan sure has a lot of contempt for sri lankan voters. And for a political scientist he has absolutely no idea what a mandate means clearly.
    But what am I talking about..this is Dayan J. The greatest political scientist in the world. But the man who didnt see the writing on the wall for mahinda rajapaksa and actively campaigned for the man,on election day on state television along with the presidential spokesman mohan samaranayake. He is still crying about his hero’s loss. Time to let him mourn his great leader in peace. I just wish he wouldnt have to write such racist drivel to achieve catharsis.

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    “strong leader from the Ruhuna (B) the Executive Presidential System and (C) the alliance with Eurasia i.e. China and Russia, that enabled the Sri Lankan State, its army, and the Sinhala nation to defeat the fascist-separatist LTTE”

    What a lie! What arrogance! What bunkum and balderdash! You think the world is deaf and blind!

    By most accounts war was in fact won by the military intelligence support from the West and India in totally disrupting the supply lines of LTTE armaments, the military hardware from the West as well as Israel, the political support of India and the sheer numerical superiority of the Sinhala military and most importantly the indiscriminate massacre of tens of thousands of tamil civilians and combatants by overwhelming force.

    The Rajapaksa regime composed of Sinhala patriots like you won the war by mass murder of tamil citizens of Sri Lanka. If you wish to follow Sinhala patriotism of the Rajapaksa kind keep trying hard to bring him back to power. More than half the population of the country has rejected him. He is silent but you are still wailing the loss of your dear departed leader.

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      yeah yeah US even sent a ship to save Prabha as military intelligence…is it too much to bear?

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    Emperor Jayawardana –once one SInhala daily compared his nose to Romans came on air on 13 July 1983 while Tamils were butchered and Sinhala security looked other side …and made a speech ..IF THEY WANT WAR I WILL GIVE THEM (TAMILS) WAR ..thus encouraged more looting,killing and butchering.

    When the Tamils declared war it went for 30 years …and only with the help of 36 nations a borrowed victory was made.

    The same Emperor JR in his last interview said if I am in power today I will join with Tamils and fight for their rights ….he he he

    Even the mighty US couldn’t control the people of Vietnam ..Mighty Soviet Union couldn’t control poor ,poverty Afgahns…..if anyone think it is possible to rule people with force they must check their head immediately

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    Bandaranayaka after returned from oxford declared that he will make Ceylon as Switzerland in Asia…Lee after retuned from Canbridge made Singapore almost equal of Switzerland …..

    ex-PM Mr.Lee of Singapore is the only person who can meet US President without appointment recently labelled MR as a racist.

    Bandaranayaka used anti tamil tactics to win power and other followed…

    Once again not only DJ many Sinhala politicians including defeated ones are again using anti Tamil tactics to win power.These poor guys have nothing other than this to win Sinhala votes.

    Tamil problem and solutions has gone from SL shore to international community and they are watching SL.

    They will never stop racist card to win election and this land will bleed forever….

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    After reading this, I feel a bit lost. Which means most probably I am not a smart or dumb patriot but just an “Average Joe Patriot”

    It looks like too many of us still read DJ’s letters. Maybe the best justice we can do for such letters going forward is not comment on them at all.
    Then, at least the man will realise that he is no longer getting the same attention he used to get. Which will help him realise that he has become an “Average Joe Political commentator”

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    Patriotism is to say “its wrong when something is wrong”. Patriotism is to be “Fair in judgement”, not just making judgement based on bias affiliations.

    How can Dayan be a Patriot and a internationalist, when he lied to the UN body re: the war? How can Dayan be a Nationalist when he did not condemn Rajapakse when he did wrong things, but at the same time condemned Ranil for attacking Rajapakse.

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    DJ,

    No matter what you write or how you write you are a man who sold his soul to the devil Rajapaksas and unfortunately ended with no fortune unlike all others who praised King MARA.

    Sad really.

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    This primitive over educated under employed ethno nationalist thinks he is a patriot.

    [Edited out]

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    fascist-separatist LTTE,

    Then what about racist, fascist, hiltlarist Rajapaksa regime, which you were supporting through out to get a Ministerial post.

    Mind your language Sir,

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      Thevan

      “Mind your language Sir,”

      How about Polpotist?

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