18 November, 2017

Smart Patriotism, Jagath Jayasuriya & The War Heroes Of Rathupaswala

By V. Kanthaiya

“Nationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met, and to take pride in accomplishments you had no part in.” ~ By an anonymous victim of nationalism

Sri Lankans were being well entertained by the Jagath Jayasuriya “issue’ during the last two weeks. First it was the foreign media who reported it, then the Lankan media picked it up and increased the hype, as if there are attempts (or conspiracies) to take the general directly to Hague, where the International court is located, and right after that to the so called electric chair.

The typical ending for this kind of sensation would have been that the Joint Opposition (JO) trumpeting that ‘Yahapalanaya’ government is betraying the war heroes and Mahinda Rajapaksa jumping up and down saying that he would sit on the electric chair and sacrifice himself (or his butt) for the war heroes and after another week Sri Lankans being entertained by another hyped up news. But what makes life interesting is the unexpected twists it hides from us. Nobody has expected that Sarath Fonseka would make a public statement that he would testify against General Jayasuriya on the war crimes allegations. For the JO this was like getting all four aces in the card game and they really played it well.

The above paragraph is also the summarized version of the future history stating how  Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka became a traitor of the motherland.

Meanwhile in the same motherland, there were four war heroes being tried by the court of law. They obeyed the order from their superior officers and fired upon civilians protesting for clean water in Rathupaswala. But the JO patriots never utter a word about these war heroes of Rathupaswala. Even Mahinda Rajapaksha or Gotabaya Rajapaksa who were responsible for the defence ministry at that time, never say that they will volunteer to be hanged instead of the Rathupuswela war heroes.

Smart patriots Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena and Udaya Gammanpilla, smart patriotic intellectual Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka and the Maha Sangha, everyone has never expressed their concern against the Rathupaswala war heroes.

Why even the war heroes are subjected to discrimination? Again, they acted against the terrorists who blocked the main road and  undermined the rule of law in the country.

I discussed about this strange phenomena with some patriotic Sri Lankans. They said they too don’t know the reason for this strange phenomena.

No. Everybody knows the answer. The Sinhalese people accept that the army personnel involved in the Rathupaswala shooting which killed three innocent civilians should be tried by the court of law and punished. On the other hand, they don’t accept that the security forces alleged to have committed indiscriminate shelling on civilian concentrations, abductions, extortions, sexual assault and extra-judicial killings of journalists and opposing politicians should be tried by the court of law and punished.

After the war, several Sinhalese friends of mine used to ask me one question. ‘Now the war is over. You can go to your places and live happily’. Why are you grumbling so much about the war crimes?’. 

The answer is simple. Not all those killed are terrorists. There are thousands of people simply disappeared after surrendering to the security forces. Their relatives need the answers. Above all the victims are Sri Lankans, like the victims of Rathupuswela. They need the same justice like the residents of Rathupuswela. Both Isai Priya and Premawathi Mannamperi are Sri Lankans. But why no justice is being delivered to Isai Priya that was served for the brutal rape and killing of Mannamperi? , even though both are Sri Lankan citizens.

Why the legal system of the country is biased? Why the justice is being ignored to the Tamil community of this country?  With the end of the war, the problem of the Sinhalese community, the LTTE has ended. But the problems of Tamils still continue.

Now there has emerged another dangerous precedence. The silence of the international community to the killings of Thousands of Tamils and the subsequent failure to prosecute the perpetrators by the UN have paved the way to the other states  persecuting its own minority communities without much of a hassle. Myanmar, another predominantly Theravada Buddhist state has adopted the same terror strategies adopted by the Sri Lankan State. Initially, it was the mobs organized by the Buddhist monks especially by Venerable Ashin Wirathu involved in the violence against the Rohingyas. Now the Myanmar military itself is directly involved in persecuting the minorities in the name of fighting Islamic terrorism.

What is more horrific is the justification by Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize laureate and the present de facto leader of the country denying the atrocities committed by the mobs and the military.  The stark irony is that Suu Kyi was imprisoned by the former Myanmar junta for two decades due to her struggle to bring the democracy to the country. Well, this is why some people say, the devil himself was once an angel.

Both Sri Lanka and Myanmar use the same propaganda to justify their persecution against the minorities that is fighting terrorism. It was much easier for the Sri Lankan regime to brand the legitimate demands of Tamil community as terrorism and separatism due to the atrocities and the terror tactics used by LTTE.  Myanmar government try to justify its actions as war against terrorism, the only reason being the Minorities are Muslims.

Most non-Muslims believe that Islam is promoting violence and hatred, given the number of lone wolf attacks against the civilians in the western countries by the radicalized Muslims. Now the Myanmar state is attempting the use the same brand image that the country has a Islamic terrorism issue. 

Even though, it is the state that persecute the minorities both in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, it is well known that the Theravada Buddhist institution which is behind it.  The acts of several individuals made Islam to be branded as a religion of hatred and violence, despite its claim that it is a religion of peace. In future, it can happen to Buddhism also. Despite its core principles of nonviolence and tolerance, the religion can be branded as violent and ruthless.

Now the question is what is the Buddhist institutional hierarchy trying to achieve through this? Their continued dominance on the politics and the society?, the very own existence and dominance of the religious elite?

The sole achievement by these religious institutions so far is that they have effectively trained the people to hate others for the reason they don’t practice the same religion and take pride in accomplishments that they have never achieved.

Some people may find this article as one sided opinion. Well, the problem with the modern society is that it continues to fail to point out the evil as evil. You cannot treat the victim and the aggressor as the same and ask them to give up violence. You have to ask the aggressor to stop it. However, the society partly blames the victims for the violence, when the try to defend themselves. On the other hand, this helps the aggressors to justify the violence as a fight against terrorism.

The world has witnessed so many massacres and it continues to do so. No matter how much technological advancement is achieved by humanity, until it clinches the religion and nationalism, the civilizations will always be barbaric.

*The writer can be contacted through kanthaiyav@zoho.com

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    You are either lying or a silly ignoramus. Tamara Kunanayakam, Rajiva Wijesinha and I signed a public petition against the Rathupaswela shootings and I spoke on TV (my regular shows on Sirasa/MTV) and radio, as well as on public platforms against the killings, while writing against the bloody repression to the newspapers.

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      Dayan,
      What a joke? Who was responsible for the Rathupaswela shootings? It is obvious that President Mahinda Rajapakse and his brother Gotapaya Rajapakse. It is not a secret you were the most important partner campaigning these two brutal war criminals to bring back to the power spreading lies. It is not about what you say and write to cheat people it is the bahaviour and involvement of the person are important. you can be proud of your father but your father won’t be proud of you if he lives now.

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        Dunno about morality…. but there were better ethics in the time of the cannibals. They killed because they were hungry; a very valid reason by any objective criteria ………… and they finished all their food.
        ……………
        Simpler times too …….. lunch comes around, you just whack Old Codger on the head …… and Mum puts her head around the corner and says, Son make sure you eat all your food. ………..Dinner comes around you whack Native Vedda on the head …… first preference would have been Dayan but he is full of toxins …… arsenic, gyphosphate ……….. in this business you gotta have a good nose for self-preservation
        ………………
        But when the modern man kills, he ain’t hungry ……….. It’s a mental trick that we play on ourselves …….we don’t judge the act of killing by objective criteria …….. but by the perpetrators’ projection of his “practice” of “culture/civilization”

        ……………………….
        We are revolted by the cannibals’ eating of the victim and automatically fall into the trap of discarding objective criteria …….. while we are duped by the “modern man’s” cloak of “culture/civilization” he puts on ……. When the cannibals’ act is the lesser of the two evils.
        ………………
        So, the trick is to, get the fashion-sense right. Can anyone pass me the contact details of Gota’s tailor? Gotta get this projection thingy right!

        ……………..

        And the guy I admire the most, good ol’ Adolf ………. He was listening to Wagner and collecting stolen fine art and dressed in high fashion ………… and the millions gassed almost went unnoticed. That’s the epitome of “projection” thingy.
        …………..
        Like some dude said “I have the simplest of tastes; I’m always satisfied with the very best.” …….. Adolf, my man, stand up and take a bow.

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          Nimal F,
          I really appreciate your opinion that I would taste better than Dr. DJ.

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            old codger

            sach has suddenly appeared from nowhere to support Shenali who is also a gang member of SPUR-istas of Down Under., or the same person. The underlying message from both are the same, “Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt” as Mark Twain said.

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        Ajith

        You are wrong this war monger is not the most important partner to the clan. He was yet another piece of condom, once used and discarded.

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          NV – “He was yet another piece of condom, once used and discarded.”
          I concur, but when will other readers in this column thrust this piece of CONDOM in the limbo of forgotten things?

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      Dr. DJ,
      You seem to have the wrong end of the stick. Kanthaiya is saying that the Rathupaswela perpetrators are being punished, but not the ones who committed crimes in the North.
      Not everyone is blessed with your elegance in English.

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      Smart Ass Patriot

      You spoke on TV, Radio and public platforms and wrote to newspapers.
      Then what happened?

      As a self confessed war monger you never respected life anyway. On the contrary you were always with blood thirsty murderers and supported psychopaths.

      I doubt you ever had a sense of life and death, right and wrong, …… importantly intellectual honesty.

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      Dear Dayan, if you were vociferous in condemning Rathupaswela shootings, why were you silent when several such incidents took place where the dead were Tamils, in some of which I was a medical witness. Even if you had done nothing in the past, you can start now and express in every forum and platforms against the bloody repression of Tamils still being continued by Srilankan government.

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        Dr G Sangaralingam,

        Why do you keep appealing to the likes of DJ and respond to the likes of Jim Softly etc and some of your appeals and arguments demonstrate makes one question your sense of judgment

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          EC

          “and respond to the likes of Jim Softly etc”

          You are being too serious. We need dimwits such as Jim Softy to entertain us., he is great fun. I wouldn’t miss him/her/it for anything else

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          EC, I pity your level of intelligence. You are unable to grasp sarcasm.

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        Dr. Gnana,

        Don’t compare innocent Ruthupaswala victims with Tamil terrorist invaders.

        Dr. Gnana, there is no point in shedding crocodile tears over ‘allegedly dead Tamils’. During the war, instead of witnessing it, you could have helped the authorities to identify the innocent Tamils versus the Tamil terrorists invaders.

        Hah.. haa…., Admit it that you thought the Tamil Eelam was really in the bag. You mentioned somewhere you were arrested twice or so in the 80s. There is no repression of Tamils at all, they are rebuilding their lives with the help of Sinhala government (Sri Lankan government). The UN and Western governments realized that the Tamils were lying all along, everyone is moving on. All you can do is, just shut the hell up.

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          John the best way to find out whether Tamils are actually satisfied with the current situation or they are tolerating due to helplessness is to hold a referendum among them under UN supervision where they can express their decision without fear. By this way the world can come to know the truth and need not have to believe me, you or any other person. Will Srilanka agree to it like east Timor or south Sudan.

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            we do not care two hoots what the terrorist supporters think

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      The question is why you are not protecting the Rahupuswela war heroes (the army personnel) while you try to protect those who involved in the alleged crimes against the Tamil community.

      When Army commits crime against Sinhalese you call it a crime. But when Tamils demand for justice, you call it a conspiracy by Diaspora.

      why this double standard?

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        Are there any solid evidence to suggest that army killed innocent civilians purposefully? Then why the hell you people try to press charges against the army who were participating on a all out war?

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          Yes. There are evidences. But why the army and the govt dodging the inquiry? They can face it and prove they are innocent

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            There’s no need to waste time and money on a trial which has no credible evidance and heavily polarized.

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              When did the government conduct any fair trial. Either no case were filed or in a few occasions to hoodwink the international community sham trials were conducted under Sinhala judges in Colombo far away from the site of offence. Despite incriminating evidence to convict the criminals, these racist judges discharged them as justifiable homicide or collateral damage. This is the reason why Tamils have no confidence in Srilanka judicial system consisting of police, bar and the bench which is institutionally racist.

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                First of all we must clarify one thing. Tamils must learn to respect the executive, legislative and judical branches. If they cannot do that they must leave this country for good. Tamils should cultivate the nationalist sentiment among themselves. Without that there is no reconciliation.

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                Because idiot, the country was in turmoil thanks to your pet terrorist and terrorist supporters. Any trial was too much to ask for due to the prevailing situation.

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                SL has punished if any of its army soldier had done any wrong. For that you have to file a case and produce evidences. If there are evidences to prove beyond doubt, any wrong doer would be punished.

                But I think only a few cases have actually reached the court. That is solely due to terrorist supporters like you. Because of the turmoil situation you created in the country no normalcy could be expected. This country saw some normalcy after 30 years of war thanks to the so called war criminals.

                And why the flying f should we care about what people who supported LTTE terrorism thinks?

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            There are no any evidences. Even the UN reports and the very report prepared by the likes of Zooka has o evidence to back it up.

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          Shenali

          “Are there any solid evidence to suggest that army killed innocent civilians purposefully?”

          The Army is supposed to protect people hence didn’t kill people. Grease Yakka were sent to North East in army uniform who killed innocent people. We never had an army which fought a war. When Hindians invaded this island they took cover under their women’s undergarment and behind VP’s bum instead of fighting the invaders.

          You are right we do not have any evidence to prove army killing innocent people because we do not have a professional army in the first place, instead we have evidence to show cowardly Grease Yakkas in uniforms from villages under the command of a few psychopaths killed them.

          Lets not worry too much about army which we never had.

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            If you have so much of evidence why don’t you file a case.against these grease yakas? Unless of course don’t come here and splill your verbal bs.

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              Shenali stupid

              Victims and and their relatives have already given evidence at various investigations over the past 8 years. The army and at least three inquiries have concluded taking evidence from eye witnesses. Go ask them as to what they have learnt, hidden, covered up of those inquiries.

              You are one of those who has been asking the same stupid questions for the past three or four years under different pseudonyms and avatars.

              If you haven’t grasp as to what happened to the people I think you should retire and let others repeat the same questions over and over again so that those who support impartial investigation will be driven out of this forum. You are mistaken. Justice has no time limit.

              Its high time you retired.

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                Eye witness testimonies cannot be taken for granted. They are not very valid evidence. They can be tainted and can be manipulated. Specially when the issue is heavily politicized such as in this case.

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              Shenali you seem to be an apologist for criminals. “Grease Yaka” method is the same as “Ninja Warriors” unleashed by Indonesia on east Timorese. The current sword wielding group are similar to “Janjaweed” militia unleashed by Sudan on south Sudanese. Both grease yaka and sword wielders are agents of military intelligence who want to drive in a sense of fear and chaos on Tamils. People have seen grease yakas running into army camps and now despite a heavy presence of army these sword wielders are having a hay day.

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                We cannot take the eye witness testimonies about these incidents for granted. People are superstitous and they can lie for their benefit. So stop the nonsense.

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                  Shenali

                  It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
                  Mark Twain

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                    Bugger off man. Why do we want to feed the trolls. What ever happened has happened. There is no point in digging up the past. We should look for the future not the past.

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                      Shenali

                      “Bugger off man.”

                      Do you really know what “Bugger off man.” means?

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            Writing a bunch of unrelated un verified stories and making things up. Do you really think you are making an argument at all? You are just wasting space

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          There is plenty of evidence that security forces had been carrying out revenge killing of innocent civilians since the war was officially declared in April 1984. I am a medical witness to several such atrocities. Government never had a fair trial to bring these culprit to justice, and that is why they do not want independent judges.

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            Yes. Revenge killing occurred in the early part of the civil war conducted by SLA. But, the trend got reversed by 1990s and no one bothered about killing tamils for petty revenge. What is most intriguing is what was the need to carry out the revenge killing in 4th eelam war when army was in full offensive and were actually victorious at it. There is no need to dig up the past. We need to bury the hatchet and move on.

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          Shenal
          You could not have put it any better. The videos shown by Channel 4, several ‘eye witness’ accounts , the book by former BBC reporter Francis Harrison (‘Still Counting the Dead) and the book by former UN worker Gordon Weiss (‘The Cage’) claiming that such atrocities had taken place is a figment of their own collective imagination. There is no solid evidence!
          On the contrary, there is irrefutable evidence of the Human Rights driven actions pursued by our glorious army. These too are videos but absolutely genuine. It is my understanding that should Rajapaksa and other war heroes are dragged before an international court, these videos will be produced with a flourish to shock the judges into letting them go. Details of the videos are as follows:
          Video 1
          Shows our war heroes headed by Sarath Fonseka (SF), Jagath Jayasuriya listening (JJ) to a very inspiring speech on the importance of human rights by Gothabaya Rajapaksa. All our soldiers including SF and JJ are carrying proudly on their right hand the Human Rights Charter and on their left a gun.
          Video 2
          Tens of thousands of Tamils hurling themselves at the army in an attempt to pluck the Human right Charter (you know how Human Rights excite these Tamils) and our brave soldiers trying their very best to avoid shooting them. This is Irrefutable proof that deaths (if any) were caused through suicide or being accidently bumped on the head by the heavy Human Charter publication!
          DO NOT FEAR OUR HEROES WILL BE EXONERATED!

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            On one can prove the eye witness testimo ies and the video evidance for sure. Moreover, there is a very high chance that the Tamil seperatiat will use these uncertain situation for their benefit. Why do we give them that chance?

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              Shenali

              It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
              Mark Twain

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              Well, rather than arguing that there is no need for international inquiry, and making the judgement on your own. You should let others do the inquiry and judge what has happened during the war. This kind of denial will never be the answer to the allegations.

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            Elango,
            Are you V. Kanthiah’s donkey by any chance? Your style seems familiar.
            You have even convinced patriotic Shenal.

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            The videos do not talk about any eye witness accounts. Francis Harrison’s reports are filled with so called stories of the LTTE terrorists who fled the country. What do we expect from LTTE terrorists?

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              Dear Sach,
              Have you seen the speech by Gota? Yes, it was shown on BBC Janahanda on 01/04/2017.
              Very inspiring! Some of the soldiers had to grasp the HR manual with both hands, because they were trembling with patriotism.

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        Because killing your pet terrorist is not a crime. Every one in the humanity consider it as one of the BEST acts

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          When a Sinhala terrorist is killed, his wife and children get State protection
          When a Tamil terrorist is killed, his wife and children get State extermination.

          (from the Sinhala Buddhist Human Rights Manual)

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      Could not have expected anything less from you. You are a true Sinhala Patriot, it is the ‘Para Demelas’ who need to be not only denied justice but hounded, tortured and prosecuted.
      keep up the good work Sir

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        Elango,
        You insist on dashing your head against walls of patriotic stupidity.

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        I want justice by punishing every tamil in west who funded LTTE terrorism. when will I get that? Are we some sort of a people who should have left you tamils to keep on killing people in our country? We stopped the war funded by you and killed the bloody terrorist you funded. Is there anything wrong in that. If you kill our people again, we will kill yours again.

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          Justice?
          Total Sinhala civilian dead: 3500
          Total Tamil civilian dead : 85000 +
          ( all from govt. sources)
          You call that justice?

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      Out of the woodwork again, Dayan, to, once again, display what an absolute hypocrite you are. The fact that you defend all the b.s. about “war heroes” while signing petitions with those other monumental self-seekers, Kunanayakam and Rajiva, says it all. You are all birds of a feather and will continue to flock together to promote yourselves, no matter in how contradictory a manner, as all things to the Rajapaksa regime.

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    Three things cannot be hidden for long The Sun, the Moon and The truth !!
    Bhuddah !!

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    The icing on the cake was, ‘the devil himself was once an angel’.
    *
    Give me five! If your hand cannot reach mine, don’t sweat. Give me five such gems!

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    Mr. Kanthaiya,
    “Some people may find this article as one sided opinion. Well, the problem with the modern society is that it continues to fail to point out the evil as evil.”
    Well you could ask that famous donkey of yours to provide a second opinion.

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      old codger

      Kanthaiya annoy’s donkey has been awaiting for a meeting with HLD Mahindapala for the past few years.

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        Which one is four-footed?

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          old codger

          Ah, the question should have been which one is the wise one.

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    When the late LTTE cadres are being prosecuted for what happened during the war. why Jagath Jeyasuriya who was responsible for mass killings cannot be punished. But there are bigger sharks who should be taken to Hague. It will not happen because the powerful nations are supporting and covering the bigger sharks due to political strategy. Sarath Fonseka ‘s statement is only a threat against Jegath Jeyasuriya because Jeyasuriya was too responsible for the imprisonment of Sarath Fonseka by the Rajapaksa’s regime. He will definitely not give evidence if anything happens.

    ” The problem of the modern society is that it continues to fail to point out the evil as evil”.

    Mr. Kandiya , you are asking too much from the Sri Lankan Society. The Sri Lankan society is the evil with some exceptions. The war was an evil, the subjugation of minority by the majority is an evil, To rape and then murder the surrendered female cadres of the LTTE was evil. To support and safeguard those responsible for the mass murders is evil. As it is, Sri Lanka itself is evil. The war has made the Tamils evil. Now the angels have become devils.

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      Sellam – the bigger sharks are all swimming in the same pool looking after each other.

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      We would like to face these demons again. Maybe the devils need another round of liberation. You shall reap what you has saw.

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        Shenali

        Do you share your gene with bloody nuisance, sach, Shenali Waduge, Wimal Sangili Karuppan, Weerawansa, ………………….. or HLD M’s padikkam carrier?

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      For what mass murder is Jagath Jayasuriya responsible? Killing the terrorist? Seriously what mass murder charge is against him? Can a single tamil who has ability to read english answer this question?

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      Are you saying SL waged war to rape LTTE cadres? hilarious!

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      which LTTE cadres are prosecuted? I find it wrong with MR administration for releasing 14000 LTTE cadres instead of punishing them

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    Even War heroes are criminals if they engaged in criminal activities. Because, this can not be a war related case. This should be a case in which war heroes became assailents in order to earn money, so they are criminals.

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    V. Kanthaiya : enyha don’t you know Sinhalese don’t care a dam about Tamils . From D.S.Sennayake, Dudley, SWRD, Srimao, JRJ, Premadasa, Mahinda,Ranil, MY3, Dyan….you name it….These Sinhala politicians and their side kicks such as Dr.DJ. all they want is Tamil support to get in to power,,,,,and then carpet bomb them

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      Rajash

      “These Sinhala politicians and their side kicks such as Dr.DJ. all they want is Tamil support to get in to power,,,,,and then carpet bomb them”

      Well observed however Tamils are ever ready to receive all kind of bombs. Your psychopath Thamby VP brought Hindian IPKF and subsequently got hammered, then he went to work for Premadasa and got hammered, then he won the elections and war for Mahinda, got hammered, ………………….. when did your Tamil leaders work for the people?

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        NV,
        “,,,,and then carpet bomb them”
        Haven’t you seen that (alleged) Navy recruiting ad ?
        “Join the Navy—–See the world—-Meet all kinds of people—–and shoot them.”

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        Perfect analysis Vedda !
        The Tamil leaders even rejected the terms of the Indo-Lanka accord and egged on Thamby to fight and got him finally to get vaporised.
        In that process some of those leaders also got vaporised by psychopath Thamby.

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    Kanthaiya,

    You wrote nonsense. So called Tamil demands are unjustified, unreasonable, unnecessary, illegal, and a big threat to the Sinhala-Buddhist island. Colonial Masters fed Tamils with lies, myths and fantasies of their very own nation in the Sinhala-Buddhist country.

    War is not over yet, Tamil Eelam diaspora are still causing trouble to Sinhalese abroad. REMEMBER, only LTTE terrorist ‘mad dog’ invaders’ teeth have been removed, but they are still barking.

    Confused Kanthaiya questions why justice is biased towards Tamil. If Tamils in Eelam plague affected area want unbiased justice, they must prove that they are no longer a threat to native Sinhalese and their motherland Sri Lanka, Tamils must drop their stupid demands, integrate with native Sinhalese by learning native Sinhala language , respecting Sinhala-Buddhist culture, being loyal to Sinhalese, etc.

    99% of Tamils (ex- Malabaris) are illegal immigrants (Kallathonies) and Coolies, only few Tamil families who can trace more than 4 generations back.

    Sri Lanka is an over populated small island, native Sinhala population is growing, soon they will need the land in Northern province, so, at least 3 million of Tamils must be deported to Tamil Nadu (the rest can stay). Lots of studies have found that Tamils are much happier living in Tamil Nadu.

    Suu kyi is absolutely right in defending her motherland. Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and India were once Buddhist countries. Sri Lankan leaders can learn a lot from Iron- Lady Suu Kyi.

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      O wise Johnny baby,
      “99% of Tamils (ex- Malabaris) are illegal immigrants (Kallathonies) and Coolies, only few Tamil families who can trace more than 4 generations back.”

      Just try checking 4 generations back with Sinhala people who have the names Singappuli , Kulasekera, Kulatunga , Weerasangili for example.
      You may be surprised. You may want to remove your foot from your mouth.

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        raman

        Most of the racist Sinhala/Buddhists’ ancestors came from Erivira Pattinams in various parts of South India. They were the mercenaries.

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        raman,
        So called Tamil names are not exactly Tamil names. Besides, Sinhalese maternal line is 100% native Sinhala women. Even Burgher people’s maternal line is Sinhalese.

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          John,
          All the names I mentioned are still in use in Kerala. English spellings may differ, but the names are the same.
          If you don’t believe it, go check it out.
          Most of our problems are caused by people who know all about London but nothing about Trivandrum 200 miles away.
          Do you know there is a Panadura and a Vickramasinghapura in Kerala?

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            Johnny,
            Mr.Raman is right. If you visit Kerala, you will see them eating aappa, idiaapa. halapa, kavun, kokis, pittu, and many other “traditional Sinhala foods”
            Are you saying all these went there from here?
            There are NO pure Sinhalese or Tamils. It is on record that Indians were brought down to both North and South Sri Lanka.
            The only “pure” Sri Lankans are the Burghers, since they are totally mixed up.

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              old codger

              Do you think
              Johnny Baby, Eagle Eye, sach, bloody nuisance, Champa, both Shenalis, Sarojini, somass ji, Ravi Perera, Sirinathan Gunaratnam, members of SPUR from down under, Nalin De Silva, Dayan the public racists, Hela, ………………….. are not aware of these facts?
              They derive perverted pleasure out of repeating the same dubious questions again and again. These racists also want to tire you down. I suspect they are HLD M’s clanking b***s or pdikkama carriers.

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          John

          “So called Tamil names are not exactly Tamil names”

          Why don’t you google and look for the names of old Kings of Tamil Nadu.

          The Old Kings of Tamil Nadu were referred to as Kulothunga Chola, Vikrma Chola, Aditya Chola, Rajendra Deva Pandya, Kula Sekara Pandya, Chandra Sekara Pandya, Vira Wickrama Pandya, Parakrama Pandya, Sundara Pandya, and so on.

          If you remove the Pandya and Chola from their names they look and sound very similar to the present day Sinhala names.

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            Pandyas were not Tamil. In fact Tamil is a recent invention. There is a reason why first Pandya and even Chola kings had Sanskrit names

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              Stupid sach

              HLD M needs a spittoon (padikkama) carrier. He is also looking for a b***s carrier. You could apply for both.

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          John

          “Besides, Sinhalese maternal line is 100% native Sinhala women.”

          Have you ever read the so called Sinhala history ‘Mahavamsa’? According to the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese maternal line is 100% Pandu/Pandyan women from Madurai, South India.

          According to the Pali chronicles, Sinhabahu’s eldest son Vijaya and his followers who were banished from India (Sinhapura) landed in the island Lanka. He used Kuveni to get a foothold in the country and seized power by annihilating most of those aboriginal natives (Similar to what happened to the aboriginals/natives of Australia and North America). Once he had achieved that, he abandoned Kuveni and his two children to marry a princess from the royal family of India (a Pandyan princess of Madurai, South India). His followers married women from the land of this princess and from this union sprang the Sinhala race. Kuveni then went back to her clan, only to be put to death for the crime of betraying the country and its people to the foreign invader (Kallathoni) Vijaya. The Sinhalese people who today wants to own the whole of Sri Lanka are made up of half North Indian (Paternal) and half South Indian (maternal) and the poor aboriginal Veddhas (the original natives) had to live in the jungle forever.

          It is said that in her dying moments, Kuveni cursed Vijaya and the entire Sinhala race stating that no ruler would ever be able to rule the island without bloodshed and strife. Of the 54 rulers recounted in the Mahavamsa, 22 were murdered by their successors; 11 were overthrown; 13 killed were killed in battle and 6 were assassinated. Every time when the Chola and Pandya invaded, there was enough bloodshed. The Sinhala race is a cursed race, if you are born a Sinhalese, then you are already a part of this curse and you have no choice but to suffer.

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        So what? They have assimiliated well with the native comunity rather than clinging on to their alien traditions. Ain’t that what should have happened with the Tamils also?

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          What alien traditions? Eating kavun and kokis and drinking toddy?
          Going to Kataragama?
          What native community? The ones who arrived fifty years before?
          Come on Shenal, pull the other one.

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            Everything outside of Sinhalese culture in Sri Lanka is alien culture. It’s simple as that

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              What Sinhalese culture? Going in circles again?

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        who cares ? That is the normal absorption method in any country.

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          Yes of course. Like Australia no doubt.

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      John the Buddhist, a Sinhala-Buddhist Appuhamy who is slaving in the white man’s land not only licks their bottom but has also changed his name to prove he is a loyal slave.

      “Sinhala-Buddhist Island”

      Where on earth is this so called “Sinhala-Buddhist Island?” Except a few Kavum gobbling Sinhala-Buddhist Modayass, nobody else have ever heard or seen such an Island called “Sinhala-Buddhist”.

      “Tamils should integrate with native Sinhalese by learning native Sinhala language, respecting Sinhala-Buddhist culture, being loyal to Sinhalese”
      This is the dream of most Sinhala-Buddhists.
      Many Sinhala leaders tried to implement this dream and you know very well what happened to poor Sri Lanka after that. Did they succeed? A big NO!

      For example, SWRD Banda tried to implement the ‘Sinhala Only Sri Lanka’ dream. What happened? He was shot NOT by a Tamil but by a Sinhala-Buddhist monk. You fool is still dreaming the same ‘Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka’ that once caused many decades of misery and made Sri Lanka a begging pariah nation and a country that became the number one supplier of women slaves (house maids, janitors, and nannies).

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        Kumar,

        SWRD Banda’s implementation of ‘Sinhala Only with REASONABLE USE OF TAMIL’ was a success, but, what went wrong with the Tamils was that Sinhala socialists and Marxists messed with Tamil caste hierarchy. In the past, Tamil upper castes and the elites taught their children Sinhala for better job prospects, and they intermarried with Sinhalese. However, Chelvanayagam was a castetist , he was offended when ‘a low caste Tamil hostess’ served him on the plane. On the hand, low caste Tamils and peasants did not have the opportunity learn the native language Sinhala, that was why low caste Tamil became rebels.

        Chelvanayagam and Nandikadal Prabakaran wouldn’t shake hands with each other.

        For your information, SWRD’s death was caused by then colonial rulers, they found a naive and gullible priest to carry out their plan.

        If not for the Narcissistic Tamils and their lies and myths, Sinhale (Sri Lanka) would have been a heaven.

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          John

          What you are trying to tell us is nothing but a load of bull crap. Nothing is true, it’s just your own imagination.

          SWRD Banda’s implementation of ‘Sinhala Only’ was a BIG failure. Did you have a dream last night where Chelvanayagam was in a plane and was served by ‘a low caste Tamil hostess’??? LOL!

          “Chelvanayagam and Nandikadal Prabakaran wouldn’t shake hands with each other”
          When Chelvanayagam died in 1977, there was no LTTE and Prabakaran was just beginning to become a rebel.

          “SWRD’s death was caused by then colonial rulers”
          Colonial rulers left in 1948, SWRD was shot in 1959, planned by Buddhrakitha Thero and implemented by Somarama thero.

          The lies and myths were created by the Buddhist monks (not Tamils). The history is already twisted many centuries ago and sealed (Mahavamsa). What we have is not history but his-story (Ven. Mahanama’s story). After several centuries today the myth has become the truth and the Sinhalese believe it as gospel.

          Sri Lanka would have been a Heaven if the Tamils were treated equally, power and wealth were properly shared, and by respecting their language & culture and by protecting their traditional Tamil speaking land areas. Instead, the Sinhalese were trying to control the Sri Lankan Tamils and failed miserably, making the country into a Hell. See how much the country lost, it is a curse because the foolish Sinhalese are not willing to give the Tamils their rights. Don’t worry, if the Tamils are pushed down the pallam, they will pull the Sinhalese also along with them. When there is no peace for Tamils, there won’t be any peace for the Sinhalese either. The Sinhalese must understand this basic law.

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      John,

      Actually it is the other way around.

      Majority of those who call themselves Sinhalese today are actually the Dalit Coolies brought to Ceylon in tens of thousands by the Portuguese from South India (mainly from Cochin/Kochi in the Malabar coast/presently Kerala and from Tutucorin/Thootukudy in the Coromandel Coast/presently Tamil Nadu) and settled them in the island as menial labourers (for growing/peeling Cinnamon, for fishing/pearl diving, Coconut planting/plucking and toddy tapping). Within a few centuries, the Sinhala population increased exponentially and became a majority when these people assimilated with the local Sinhala population and eventually got naturalized (Sinhalized) by adopting the Sinhala language/culture and the Buddhist/Christian religion and getting converted to Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Catholics. Today they are all over Sri Lanka calling themselves original natives, Lion-blooded Sinhala Aryans, the Nationalist Patriots and guardians of the country (Sri Lanka) and its Religion (Buddhism) and assume themselves to be the blood relatives of Dutugemunu.

      Dr. Paul E. Pieris has published extracts from the Portuguese tombo records which gives the original names of the Sinhalese with Portuguese surnames before their conversion to Christianity and Buddhism. Dr. Pieris states: “Their original names deserve special attention, the majority of them appear to be South Indian Tamils”.
      Some of them adopted the Portuguese surnames to hide their original names and caste while others made minor changes to their original names to make them sound Sinhala. For example: Marappan changed to Marapana.

      Professor K.M. de Silva very clearly says they are all South Indians who got converted to Buddhism and became Sinhalese. (Refer “History of Sri Lanka” by K.M.de Silva, page 81).

      Professor of Anthropology 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)”.

      So John, since your great grandfather may not be alive to tell you from which Dalit village in Tamil Nadu your ancestors came to SL and got converted into Sinhala-Buddhists but if you check your DNA, it will definitely match the Tamil Nadu Tamils.

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      John, according to you 99% of Tamils are kallathonies, which means that 1% of Tamils are indigenous. On the same logic, since Sinhalese are descendants of Vijaya and 700 thieves, Sinhalese are 100% kallathonies as Vijaya and 700 thieves are the first historically recorded kallathonies. For your information Srilanka cannot be called a Sinhala Buddhist land as Saivaism was the first religion to be practiced in Srilanka and usage of Tamil language in Srilanka for communication and administration supersedes usage of Sinhala ;language as proved by archaeological evidence. So the correct statement to make is Sinhalsed an Buddhisised Tamil Saiva land. For your information it will be easier to deport 15 million Buddhists to Afghanistan rather that deporting 3 million Tamils to Tamil Nadu because the way killing is going on in Afghanistan, very soon there will be no one left in that country.

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        1. It is you buggers who keep on saying that Mahavmsa is a myth. So why are you using Vijaya myth?
        2. What evidence do you have to say Saivism predated Buddhism in SL and was praticed through out the country?
        3. What evidences are there to say that Tamil was used in SL before Sinhala?

        I taught you before that since the time of British there is a separate registry maintained to record the stone inscriptions of the country. You can go and check it. The Sinhala inscriptions dates to 3 BC and we are yet to find any tamil inscription that old.
        Tamil inscriptions are extremely inferior when it comes to both quantity and the age of it. This is the problem with you tamils, you live in a mythical history created by your own politicians. For god’s sake get a book and read

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    This article is part of Tamil Diaspora’s propaganda campaign to discredit the Government of Sri Lanka and its armed forces. The writer has failed to make the distinction between the military operation carried out against one of the deadliest and ruthless terrorist outfit LTTE and a protest by civilians. LTTE had modern heavy weapons and armed to the teeth and it was a military operation dragged on for nearly three decades. During the WWII, allied forces killed thousands of people while fighting the Nazi army and they are considered as War Heroes. Even today they celebrate the victory. There is nothing wrong in treating the men and women who played a role in defeating the Tamil terrorists as war heroes.

    “The silence of the international community to the killings of Thousands of Tamils and the subsequent failure to prosecute the perpetrators by the UN ..”

    International community, except few politicians and UN Officials in the west who are in the pockets of Tamil Diaspora do not any longer buy Tamil propaganda BS.

    In Sri Lanka, foreign forces who wanted to destabilize Sri Lanka supported LTTE. In Myanmar also there are foreign hands behind Rohingya terrorists who are interested in destabilizing Myanmar. As a Buddhist country Sri Lanka should sympathize with Myanmar Buddhists who are being butchered by Muslim terrorists.

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      Eagle Eye & John English Stupid Baby

      Could you tell us the purpose of your typing? Unless you both want to prove Mark Twain was right when he said “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

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        Native,
        Same question to you!!!! And you must ask the same question from the anti- Sinhala-Buddhist brigade, the Tamil diaspora and the Muslim extremists as well.

        The answer to you question is, there are lots of lies and misinformation in the comments and the articles.

        There is no ligic in Mark Twain’s statement.

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          Johnny the English Stupid Baby

          “There is no ligic in Mark Twain’s statement.”

          Did you hear the public racist Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa telling you that?

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    If they the soldiers carried the human rights in one hand why fear an inquiry. Face it and prove your innocence. According to Einstein” nationalism is like Measles an infantile sickness.”

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      We fear that seperetist might taint the evidence and put the army in bad light in order to fulfill their wishes. We don’t want to play into their ploy.

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      Why should we allow any inuiry just because every dick and harry wants it? There should be substantial evidence for a court case. In these charges against SL, there is none.

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        You brought Dick and Harry into the discussion. You left Tom out. Why? Is Tom your friend!

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    V.Kanthaiya’s anonymous quote ~ “Nationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met, and to take pride in accomplishments you had no part in.”
    Across the Strait, Modi is exploiting nationalism through ig-accomplishments. He claimed that ancient India had known inter-species head transplant!
    V. Kanthaiya, what is smart patriotism? In the article you refer to “…………Smart patriots Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena and Udaya Gammanpilla, smart patriotic intellectual Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka…….”. Are bankrupt politicians smart patriots?
    These guys spread panic by shouting “Lankan Buddhism in danger”. They are the danger.

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      Well Dr. Dayan Jayatillake call these kinds of people as smart patriots. According to him,

      Ultra nationalists/Nazis/ Fascists/ Supremacists = Smart Patriots and all the minority ethinic groups don’t have legitimate rights to claim self governance.

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    Dr S,
    Sacasm needs to be delivered with wit and a sense of humour and pa·nache (manner; verve; style).You clearly lack these particular attributes . It is clear you are at a disadvantage given by your rather pedestrian command of the English language.
    If you can’t get through to a reader that you are employing sacrsm in your article it simply means you have failed. There is little point in trying to blame the reader’s intelligence.
    I certainly could not grasp sarcasm in your laboured writing . It find it to be dull, boring and repetitious.

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      EC, you are ignorant about me. I have written poems in English which are witty with pun and commonly used slogans. I secured a distinction in English at O’level in Srilanka when the standard of English was high. I was educated in the English medium at the best school in Srilanka. If there is a contest between both of us to find out who has the better command of English, I will trounce you well and truly.

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        you are such an idiot

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          sach in front of the mirror asks
          Mirror mirror who is the stupidest of all?
          Mirror tells her “you are such an idiot” didn’t you know its you, Shenal, Champa, Wimal, …………………………..

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