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Sri Lanka Is ‘Sitting’ On Our Land: Tamil Eelam Occupied, Pillaged And Violated

By Usha S Sri-Skanda- Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Not so fast Kusal Perera I would say. I can see Kusal wants to end the debate with Diaspora Eelam Tamils and run away giving some clever excuse. I didn’t think he was a coward. He did not take up my challenge on a ‘Federal’ constitution either. I went beyond my official capacity in TGTE which is calling for an ‘international protection mechanism’ for the NorthEast people against systematic and structural genocide; which stands for the restoration of an Independent and Sovereign State of Tamil Eelam (me included) and is engaged in collecting the ‘freedom demands’ of the Tamil people living all over the globe and is set to promulgate the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter on May 18, 2013.

Is that why Kusal doesn’t want to admit that the Sri Lanka is ‘sitting’ on our land? Our land Tamil Eelam that continues to be occupied, pillaged and violated even as we speak.

Yes it is an intrusion; Sri Lanka is trespassing on our home land. And naturally the Diaspora Eelam Tamils, especially the outspoken lot can’t’ go home and live there and assert their rights against a genocidal government; Despite the risks some still go visit their home land, paying a visa fee if they overstay their welcome beyond one month. They dare not utter a word and are forced to toe the government line; if they don’t they would have to encounter harsh punishments such as disappearance, torture and death  by a terror squad allegedly headed by the President’s brother Gotabaya operating the notorious ‘white van’ phenomenon or be transported to the 4th floor never to see their families again.

It’s not funny that Kusal should say he doesn’t want to listen to the views of Diaspora Tamils: “Sorry madam that counts absolutely nothing for me. I would instead listen to anything a Tamil person in the Vanni has to say. Or to anything a Tamil person still called a SL “refugee” in the Chengalpattu camp would have to say on the issue of separation and their fate,” Kusal says but has the audacity to impose his views on Tamil Nadu and the Indian people in an op-ed in the Hindu. But in that article Kusal was careful to tone down his rhetoric against Tamil Nadu students and was cautious not to call them “riffraff and fringe groups,” otherwise he wouldn’t have been able to get it past print, he is a shrewd operator.

No one, not even the likes of Kusal can disenfranchise the Diaspora Eelam Tamils like what Sinhala leaders did to disenfranchise Indian Ceylonese plantation workers in 1949, “before the ink could dry,” on the 1947 Soulbury constitution that came into effect from independence in 1948. Nearly a million of them were repatriated in order to deliberately and surreptitiously reduce the voting strength of Tamils in Ceylon parliament, aimed at facilitating the passage of legislation inimical to the interests of the Tamils.

These workers were part of a generation who toiled for Ceylon so that even now Sri Lanka can sell its tea and make money on cheap labor; its their blood sweat and tears that have helped to establish Sri Lankan tea as the “best tea” in the world, whilst these “modern day slaves” are still paid puny wages and have to live under the worst inhumane living conditions including poor housing and sanitary facilities (I lived in Norwood as a child and saw it all when my father was EE,  Norwood.)  Although their leaders are sleeping with the government of the day; they have achieved nothing for their people. Although flirting with successive Sinhala governments, these leaders got ministerial posts but got scraps for their people that haven’t helped to improve their lot one bit.

It’s not funny that the Diaspora Eelam Tamils are anathema to Kusal and the likes of him; that he would rather talk to the ‘enslaved of people’ of Vanni held captive in a highly militarized zone with a soldier to civilian ratio of 1:5; (Vavunyia 1:3) who are ruled by a former Sinhala military governor and no civilian administration; a people crying out for a voice but don’t have one. With the 6th amendment in force he wants to hear their views on separation; as though they would tell him and risk the dire consequences.

It’s not funny that Kusal would want to talk to the people of Vanni when the Sri Lankan military are interfering with their every day life and are continuing to violate the human, civil, political, and democratic rights of the NorthEast people. That they do not have the right to basic freedoms such as freedom of speech and assembly and have to live in fear that they or their youth could be arrested and taken under the dreaded PTA at any time.

It’s not funny that Kusal would want to speak to them when Vanni women protesting the disappearance of their children were not allowed to board a bus let alone participate in a rally in Colombo; that Tamil women are being subject to rape, forced prostitution and forced recruitment; that the people of Vanni want justice and want the Sri Lankan government to end its impunity for still unaccountable number of people after the war, that the Bishop of Mannar suggested, based on authentic numbers, there were as many as 146,679 persons missing. Actually Kusal should talk to His Worship, on Tamil Nationhood. But no one in Tamil Eelam could express their true aspirations for a free Tamil Eelam as long as they are occupied by an alien military and the 6th amendment is in force.

It’s not funny that Kusal would want to talk to the people of Vanni when triumphalism rules, when Vanni’s ‘Killing Fields’ have become a tourist site, built over the remains of tens of thousands of innocent Vanni people complete with a Sinhala war memorial whilst the people cannot grieve their dead and Tamil war memorials have been desecrated to build army cantonments.

It’s not funny that arable and residential private and state land are being used for building more cantonments; that the army is into agriculture having taken over 180 hectares of arable land just in one location alone and is engaged in corporatism; that Sinhala settlements are growing and Sinhalese are involved in commercial, fishing and farming activities depriving the Vanni people of their livelihood aimed at changing the demography of the traditional Tamil homeland. That all development are military centered and not environmentally friendly, promoting sustainable development and Tamil Eelam’s resources and land are sold off to foreign governments and entities to line the pockets of the Rajapaksas and keep them in power.

It’s not funny that Kusal would want to talk to the people of Vanni when the IDPs are still not re-housed, are forced away from coming back to their places of origin and live in transit camps or with relatives.

It’s not funny that Kusal would want to talk to the People of Vanni where the Military governor speaks for the people of the Northern Province approving the Divineguma Bill satisfying a Supreme Court ruling that provincial councils had to first agree and give their approval to cede their financial power over to the President’s brother, Basil the Minister of Economic Development; that for that ruling the Chief Justice was impeached.

It’s not funny Kusal would want to talk to the people of Vanni when a “people’s meeting” convened by Tamil legislators of the TNA in Kilinochchi was stoned and disrupted by “state terrorists” ending in injuries to 14 persons: that it is already happening when a provincial council election is expected according to UNHRC 22 resolution in September 2013.

It’s not funny that Kusal would want to speak to: “Tamil person(s)” still called SL “refugee(s)” in the Chengalpattu camp. If Kusal would only ask them, most would say they want Eelam; because they actually protested along with TN students and there are many u tube videos where they express their wish for Eelam.

So asSri Lankais sitting on the land of the Tamils, while it is occupied, pillaged and violated, Tamils feel that with the advent of the illegal 1972 constitution “that removed the safeguards provided by the Soulbury Constitution (29/2) against the “tyranny of the majority”, Tamils have become “free” again to choose their destiny. If Kusal but reads the comments made among other by Mr. Kumar he would understand more about the shenanigans behind the adoption of the ’72 constitution.

It would be most appropriate to conclude by quoting from the Tamil Nation website which explains the “resuscitation of Tamil sovereignty” after the advent of the ’72 constitution that was, “never ceded to any conqueror”:

The proponents of Tamil Eelam argue that the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka coincide with the historic boundaries of the kingdom of Jaffna and argue a case that seeks to establish that sovereignty over these territories was never ceded to any conqueror and that, even if such concession had been made at any time in the past, the unilateral renunciation of links with the United Kingdom which took place at the assumption of office by the government of Mrs. Srimavo Bandaranaike in 1972 resuscitated the Tamil sovereignty which had merely laid dormant until then… In the abstract theory of international law, it would appear that the Tamils have at the very least, an arguable case, and possibly a sustainable one.” – Timothy J. Moore, M.P. of the Australian Section of the ICJ in his  Report on ‘Ethnic Violence, the Independence of the Judiciary, Protection of Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law in Sri Lanka – Fragile Freedoms?’, July 1983 – Tam

*Usha S Sri-Skanda- Rajah, Chair, TGTE Senate 

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    Does this International Protection cum restoration of Tamil Eelaam in the NE cover the Tamils living in Colombo and other regions?.

    The Tamils in Colombo in particular, who make up 30% of the population there and with the rest account for half the inhabitant Tamil population.

    Is the Senator going to collect their freedom demands as well and accomodate them in the restored Eelaam?.

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      Sri Lanka royal seepage of Akhaṇḍa Bhārata

      Mugabe loves you kallathoni Sumane.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “The Tamils in Colombo in particular, who make up 30% of the population there and with the rest account for half the inhabitant Tamil population.”

      Is 30% > 100%

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      In somewhere in the net, I read
      “..Following the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister MG Ramachandran in 1987, 31 grief-stricken followers committed suicide. No less than 21 people killed themselves in 1986, mainly by burning themselves, to protest the arrest of his rival, K Karunanidhi…”

      TAMILNADU … Full of passionate people … Very interesting place and people … Isn’t it?
      Any different to the cousins across? Few years back, I thought very different ….
      Now, I find their similarities grow by the day …

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        I hate to see the railway tracks in the morning in MADRAS, and never ever may visit Tamil Naadu.

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          China is no different though it gave the world the potty. The carry the tin even in the bus jil mal amaraya come or go chicago.

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          JULAAMPITYE AMARAYA

          That is because the DEVELOP MORE KAKKOOS (DMK) parties have forgotten why they were founded in the first place!

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        Bruno:

        These people exercised their “democratic rights” to kill themselves. But your Sinhala regime MURDERED more than 70,000 Sinhalas during the JVP “seminar” Go and figure which of the two places is more interesting to live???

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      The Sinhala-Buddhist majority in SL continues to attack the minorities. Tamil News paper office was attacked, the TNA meeting was attacked, and the SL Army continues to harass our people. Protection of minorities is very essential especially in a country like SL where the majority behaves like barbarians. The Tamil Diaspora should work on an International Protection mechanism via the UN or the Western world to protect the minorities from the barbaric majority.

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        Siva,

        While I do not agree with the violence perpetrated against Uthayan and condemn such tactics outright, I have no reservations what o ever in condemning it as a gutter newspaper. It is a curse on the Tamils.

        Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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          Dr.Rajasingham:

          I am really baffled here. While the mainstream newsmedia would befit that label, I would like to know what Uthayan wrote that has irked you to the extent that it has been relegated to that name. Perhaps, then we may discuss with an open mind the pathetic state of newsmedia in SL.

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      No it does not come in ,but they will give their comments.It is like the sinhalese living in Melbourne.

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      K A Sumanasekera:

      No wonder the Rajapakses are having a gala time. This joker doesn’t even know the difference between “inhabitants” and a “traditional homeland”? What a pity?

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    Wonderfully replied.

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    Usha. I understand and sympathise. But I disagree with some of your statements. Diaspora tamils do visit Sri Lanka. They have to pay their visa fees (like all foreigners) because they chose to become citizens of foreign lands. All countries have these rules. Tamils who live abroad return to Sri lanka and have a great time because they have the foreign currency to spend, unlike people who live here.Some come twice or thrice a year. They stay in 5-star hotels and enjoy the ‘high’ life. Sure, they do moan and groan about the fate of the tamils here (no restrictions there), but very few stay on and try to help in practical ways. There are diaspora tamils who do help, but without fanfare and unnecessary talk about a mythical ‘eelam’.

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      The fault lies with people who comment. Trying to reason with one who
      is ‘Chair, TGTE Senate’ is as useful bringing a lawsuit against Punxsutawney Phil. Do not look for reason here, reading this attention seeker. Read it as a good example as how a people left behind, who didn’t have money to get out, were let down by career speech and article writers.

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        Bedrock:

        How hilarious. Whose duty and responsibility is it to look after its citizens? Are you telling that the SL regime has pathetically failed to care for its own citizens a la “humaitarian” operation. That we care for them need not be demonstrated to you. Why should we pour money in a place which we are sure will be gobbled up by the greedy Sinhala politicians. All the regime has to do is set-up a transparent and honest administration chosen by the people of the North East – you can see unprecedented development in those areas. SL as a whole will benefit.

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          Your strength to achieve anything will be found in unity. As long as the TGTE is at variance with TNA, that is to say going off on tangent, nothing meaningful will occur on the ground. For the Tamils left behind. Where you choose to waste your money is obviously your choice. The question is, do you spend it make the needy feel better or yourself?

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            Bedrock:

            Variance between TGTE and TNA? Isn’t that obvious, what the TNA can and cannot do. The advice should well be offered to the SL regime – while there is still a chance.

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              The TNA wants to work within a united SL. Therefore ideologically different to the TGTE. The aims of both overseas and local political formations ought to calibrate in order to achieve any given goal.

              On the flip side, never in the whole post independence history has the entire Tamil community been united in any activity to protect themselves or their rights. Someone has always accepted a cabinet post or used petty differences to stay divided.

              While there is still a glimmer of a chance, try and work together, your tried and tested methods of staying divided has repeatedly failed.

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          jansee

          “All the regime has to do is set-up a transparent and honest administration chosen by the people of the North East “

          Would the secretariat of this transparent and honest administration fly ugly LTTE flag with two guns, 33 bullets and horrible tiger face on half mast until VP return from his death or exile?

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      Yes,Yes,Agree.

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    MS USHA,

    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object the ltte Taking children to the training camps to train as child soldiers and sent them to war front as fodder, against their will.

    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object to the killing of Tamil Politicians And intellectuals, when they object for wrong doing of LTTE.

    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object the ltte, when they killed opposition student factions at their sampoor torture camp.
    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object the ltte, When the Pottu amman established the Thunukkai Torture chambers to kill their own flocks and captured prisoners of war.
    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object the ltte.
    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object the ltte to killing of EX plote member Neason, who was with his only child and wife.[ in front of them] cutting his tongue, and limbs, because openly expressing his displeasure on LTTE.

    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object the ltte, killing of one of my Tamil friends, master skipper, Ravindiraen, keeping his family for ransom, who could navigate sea vessels without GPRS in indian ocean, after sending on few missions to indonesia for arms transporting. destroying His POOR family.
    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object THE KILLER LTTE Of maintaining the Hell prison at Sampoor and Thunukkai with courts and Half Backed judges who gave wrong verdict on innocents.[ I am not talking about Rapist or Thieves like ???.]

    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object to the Killing of thousands of T N ARMY Tamizars aT Verugal Muhootuwaram and Vakkarai, After dumping them at mahaweli River Delta.

    IT was funny that TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamils did not talk and object of GREAT ROBBERY OF FROUD TAMIZAR’S SELF RESPECT From them by the So called Thalaivar Velupillai Pirapaharan and other killers lifting a white flag and swimming across NanthiKadaal and bending the head to GOSL Forces after 30 years of life of FROUD tamizars , back stabbing them and leaving them as shamless refugees.

    I AM NOT A WAR MONGER
    EVen Though I am Buddhist and Sinhalese,
    I FEEL ASHAMED of you TGTE and Diaspora Eelam Tamizars.

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      Stop the world. I want to get off :)

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        JING PONG
        STILL YOU ARE ON PIGGIYBACK OF SRILANKAN TAMIZARS????.
        WHEN THE WORLD STOPS,
        YOU CAN GET ON TO THAMIL NAADU EXPRESS.

        KALENJAR AND JEYALALITHA ARE BENDING AND WAITING for PEOPLE LIKE YOU, JING PONG.

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          [Edited out]
          “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”

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        JING PONG;
        I read some interesting article at
        MR D B S J’s blog.
        “One Balachandran and the many Nameless Child Soldiers of the LTTE who Perished in the Conflict”
        by one of your colleagues.
        JUST HAVE LOOK AND memorize.

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          JULAAMPITYE AMARAYA

          Are you sure you are alright?

          All what you are writing/hallucinating in a public forum is due to extreme illness. Are you addicted to some kind of hallucinatory drugs???

          Someone said you escaped from prison but it looks like you have escaped from mental asylam.

          You need very urgent institutionalized treatment before it is too late.

          Please take my advice, consult a Phyco specialist as soon as you can.

          Statistics shows that the number of mental cases in Sri Lanka has increased by 10 fold but unfortunately most of them do not seek medical treatment.

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            First You wake up and go to psychiatric counsellor and get a good check up.
            with your dole money it may not be a problem.

            Still day dreaming.
            hurry up and get your dose of drugs,
            unless there will be another disaster like mulllaivaaikal.

            Still You people Are sitting on your Brains,
            when go to toilet wash your brain properly as you are sitting on that.
            tell others too
            do not bellow with high pitch.
            We know that bulls and buffaloes do that.
            but do not show that to world that you all belongs four legged type.
            And that is shame to proud Tamizars who knows what is a life is?
            not buffoons like you all.

            I AM NOT SEEING ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU MORONS AND M R REGIME + CLAN [ KP, PILLIYAAN, KARUNA, DOUGLAS, SITHARTHAN and others too] .

            If you like you can check the reality with
            MR D B S JEYARAJ.
            A WELL KNOWN RESPECTED TAMIZAR.
            He has more facts to elaborate.

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      @ JA,

      It was so funny that you still speak the buried LTTE even after 4 years, will you keep doing for next 40 years??

      It was funny that you cant argue anything other than LTTE hence keep looping same LTTE factors

      It was pathetic governments of SL from independence to till date for this mess…It was tragedy that SL has no neutral government to solve issues amicably which would have avoided birth of LTTE?

      It was funny to note that people like you have only selective memory of what LTTE did but forget what sinhalese did in black july or in JVP uprising?

      Before asking others, did you ever look at your mirror?

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        im not going to defend JA’s ranting, but he does raise an interesting (implicit) point: has the TGTE ever addressed the LTTE’s tactics on civilians? Im curious, have they actually said anything to that effect? O.o

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        TO MANI SEGARAN, Ms USHA, AND TO TGTE,

        So, YOu wants to drop more crocodile tears for your brethren after abandoning them at Mullaitivu,
        and ALL YOU were waiting for Obama, Kalenjer Jaeyalalitha to do the washing of dirty linen of yours in 2009.
        THAT BETRAYAL OF YOUR’S SHOULD AND MAY NOT FORGET IN 40 YEARS, but never IN 400 Years too.
        that curses of your brethrens, all mothers, fathers, and young and old’s are waiting for you all.
        THOSE CURSES WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALL.

        you say,
        “Before asking others, did you ever look at your mirror?”
        I do that every day,
        Not when some Jackals to remember me what to do.
        when I look at my mirror,

        I SEE A PROUD LION’S LIKE FACE, AND IMAGING a
        “you did a correct and right thing for Your Fellow beings”

        NOT a Pock marked, Injured TIGER’s skin covered Jackal’s face like your lot.

        I think That I have done my duty to YOUR BRETHRENs than yourselves and,

        I Am VERY SATISFIED and VERY HAPPY that i have done something useful to mankind.
        I think you people only howl and bark,
        but don’t worry,
        my caravan never, ever stops for Jackals or Pariah dogs barking.
        Our conscience knows that we are in a correct path and doing good things.
        I do not do ranting or boasting, but what i say is truth.
        YOU GUYS WERE NOT HONEST TO YOUR PEOPLE, NOT EVEN TO YOURSELVES.
        So its like, mother Crab guiding young crabs to crawl straight.
        it very pathetic to see young widows and kids on village roads roaming, and giving the vulture pimps to get advantages.
        That sins are falls on you, because that situation made by you people,with the help of VP and Jarapassa regime.

        IT IS YOU PEOPLE HAVE SELECTIVE MEMORY, THAT IS WHY AGAIN YOU JACKALS WANTS A PIGGY BACK FROM INNOCENT TAMIZARS OF SRI LANKA..

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          @ JA,

          You are mentally retarded, thats why you show your love either taking about toilet or observing sh*t wherever you go.. may be you have genes still immersed with what was consumed part of your hereditary..

          Get well soon…

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            I maintain my words that, still you are sitting on your brain and
            you are very self centered, namesake tamizar.

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            when somebody says the truth,
            you get more annoyed.
            Cant’ help .
            you have to accept the truth as it is.

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          Julaampitiye
          You are talking of 400 years nut Tamils have been ruling for ten thousands of years.If tamils want to avoid the Genocide by the sinhalese and want to live in peace,independent Tamil Kingdom or Tamil Ealam only can help them.Your colonization of the Tamil Kingdom is illegal and you have to vacate it.

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      Yes,its funny that the TGTE is not aware of the diaspora tamils who have houses and flats in Colombo for their Mothers-in-law,and sis-in-laws with hot water facilities to wash their arses,and air conditioning,but Tamil Eelam for their mothers(aachchimar) and fathers(appumaar).
      Yes Tamil Naadu… very passionate,and interesting people…very very passionate in gang rape and robberies.Go and see the people in Madras in broad daylight passing their calls of nature unconcerned about the public or passers by.
      I’m proud to say that in my life in Colombo I’ve never seen a person toiletting in the public road leave alone the rail tracks and beaches.

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        Mohanlal.
        Yes Sir,you are very humorous.They are poor people Sir.

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      If a group of people, especially confined mainly to a specific region are oppressed or deprived of their fundamental freedoms and as rightful citizens/natives of that specific land, are dissatisfied with their treatment, then they have a right to seek greater autonomy or even in extreme circumstances, a complete independence from what they feel is an oppressive state. That right to self-determination is a valid right and an excepted right in many international treaties.

      From independence, for many years, we were at the receiving end, we have lost everything and finally we were attacked and very badly humiliated. Thanks to the Sinhala sahodarayas; the Tamils have become a hardened race and are able to withstand any hardship or ready to face any challenges.

      The LTTE is the direct consequence of the Sinhala Buddhist policy to refuse to share the wealth/political power, and instead suppress the legitimate Tamil rights by violent means. The LTTE was its consequence, t was your own creation; your politicians sowed the seeds for it. Why are you crying now?

      On the other hand, the occupied Sri Lankan Armed forces are also a bunch of state sponsored Terrorists; they are highly racist and most indisciplined non-Tamil speaking (Sinhala only) armed forces, forcefully occupying the traditional Tamil areas.

      Will you be happy if an extremely racist, highly indisiplined, and non-Sinhala speaking group of soldiers armed to the teeth roam around in your village/home town/traditional native land and harass, detain, torture, rape and kill your people?

      How long will it take for the Sinhalese to fight back?

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      Julaampitye
      Yes,yes,It is true LTTE did some violences,but Sinhalese have been doing these violences from 1950s.Many are cruel killings.For example during riots,tamils are put inside gunny bags and petrol poured on them and burnt alive.Again Army soldiers saw a beautiful girl taken refuge inside a temple as told by the Army,the soldier asked her to come for having sex,the father who was standing there blocked her.So the soldier asked him to come and took him away into plantain farm and slowly cut him to pieces.Then GOSL bombed the people with chemical bombs.During 1983 riots,a tamil subinspector of police was cut to pieces in front his wife and children.Ten thousands cases like this very,very much more than what LTTE did.If Tamils continue to stay within United Sri Lanka,these ruthless killings,Genocide is going to continue and I cant find words to explain the sufferings.So only a TWO NATION solution can save the tamils.

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      JULAAMPITYE AMARAYA:

      Isn’t it funny that the very LTTE you find very objectionable was funded and armed by then President Premadasa to fight the IPKF? How many more stones do you have to throw from your glass house?

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        jansee

        Don’t forget MR was elected by Vannias. For this service VP was paid a handsome fee. GR recovered it with a huge profit.

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        S T AND JANSEE.

        Who said NO?.

        You forgot the Indian government,
        now they are playing the game, and SAY;

        “WE DONT KNOW ANY THING, WE THE BABY of south asia.
        we the peace keeper.

        GOSL, With Security forces, Including LTTE, all the militants groups operated and operating in Sri Lanka with selfish politicians since 1948 were doing and ARE DOING violonce and killing.

        J R,Bribed Killer V P AND clan.
        Premadasa Bribed Killer V P and Clan.
        M Jarapassa Bribed Killer V P and clan to get the votes to be elected.

        So who betrayed.

        Their Motto Became,YOU SCRATCH MY BACK I SCRATCH YOUR BACK,
        [ You bribe me I bribe you. And I kill your people, You kill my people].

        And There are Vultures and jackals Like INDIA Pakistan,Russia China Ukraine,commiss grabbing Hynas, Some NGOs supported by Few western and Church groups.Now So called New Saviers of Tamils
        they were looking a chance for like that.

        All this is Politics.

        REAL POLITICS.

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      JULAAMPITYE AMARAYA:

      It was, and still is. funny that President Premadasa armed and financed the LTTE to chase off the IPKF. How diabolical?

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    Sister S.S.R, as expected you have given Kusal a mouthful. The diaspora
    was created unwittingly by States politics of the day and are now compelled to face their challenges via International means. To offset
    the situation the Tamils here are avenged, but for how long?

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    Since the manner in which MR is governing Sri Lanka, and more especially when looking at the recent events in the NE Province leading to endless harassment of the Tamils, will it not be better if NE Province be made a UN Protectorate for the time being? This will allow the Tamil expatriates to invest more and provide more employment for the Tamils, including resettling of affected Tamils within a very short period. Further, students in NE Province will achieve their education in par with that of those Western countries. Finally, the economy of the NE Province will witness an unprecedented growth and eventually end up with better relations with the rest of Sri Lanka in due course. The Sinhalese will also have an opportunity of how natural resources of a region can be exploited for the development of a country. In addition, there will be healthy relations with the Western democratic countries. This suggestion is an alternative, when Federalism is not accepted by the MR and majority of the Sinhalese politicians.

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      I think the Sinhala South too will have to be a U.N. Protectorate.

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        If the entire Sri Lanka becomes UN Protectorate it is well and good for all of us. There won’t be any disputes among the Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims. Halal issue will not crop us. There will be some recognition in all fields. Still we have not realized the value of independence.

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        Wickramasiri.
        Good, but I think you know your people have a hatred towards United Nations and they won’t allow it.Again you don’t need it as you are very powerful today with the backing of China,Russia and Congress Govt.of India,Cuba,Pakistan and others.We do not have anyone.

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        Wickramasiri:

        Looks like you got a point there. Looks like also that you wish may come true, sooner than later.

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        Wickramasiri

        “I think the Sinhala South too will have to be a U.N. Protectorate.”

        Yes the UN could open up camps in Tamilnadu and Bihar and can provide safe passage to Tamils and Sinhalese to settle them where they actually belong.

        Sooner the better.

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    Usha, do not dream there is no tamil eelam. What you have to fight for is equal rights to all citizens of Sri Lanka. You will never get the tamil eelam you are looking for. Further I would like to state that the lands owned by Tamils in Sri Lanka are owned privately by them, not by a state or country. As per Sri Lankan law any individual can own the land and it does not belong to tamil eelam. So do not dream. You can sit in Canada and dream, why not the Tamils in Scarborough also try the same trick and ask Scarborough or parts of Markham to be tamil eelam. So please do not misguide people. Be honest to yourself and fight for equal rights for all then every Sri Lankan irrespective of religious, race or ethnic differences (other than a stupid few) will support you.

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      “Sri Lankan law” – how many times Sinhalease have changed the constitution to make this law?

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        Constitutions can be changed at any time. Most important thing is the buy in by the masses. If Prabaharan has agreed for a peace deal then there would have been an opportunity to amend the constitution at that time. Now that there is no Prabaharan the victorious government does not want to change, not that they do not want to change the minority groups within the government will play havoc if concessions are given to the minorities. But before long this will change and there will be changes and amendments to the constitutions and there will be equal rights. But that does not mean that those of us who are pushing for changes can sleep, we have to continue to be active to bring about an equal rights constitution. But never a Tamil Eelam constitution. Timing is everything.

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          Park, You are talking in M(urderer) Rajpakse language. He talks about 13+++, equal rights etc while attacking MPs, journalists, keeping Tamils in open prison….

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          You want us to fly the srilankan flag while the SL does …

          “A Buddhist shrine has been built at the precincts of Kanniya Hot Wells a Saiva sacred site in a traditional Tamil village in Trincomalee district. A fifteen-acre land has been appropriated by the SL Government Agent Major General (retd.) Ranjith de Silva on the instruction of Colombo. The Buddhist shrine has a signboard giving the name of the place of worship as ‘Unuthiya Lin Rajamaha Viharaya’, meaning the ‘Royal Great Temple of the Hotwater Wells’. The term ‘Viharaya’ used in the board implies that a Buddhist Sangha (monastery) has been established there. The local Saiva myths associate the place with pre-Buddhist times of the King Ravana of the Ramayana epic. For centuries, the Hindu population of the region used to come to this site to perform rituals to the deceased and ancestors like the Hindus in India go to Gaya and Varanasi. “

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          Mr.Park
          Prabhakaran is a highly intelligent person.He knew Sinhalese will never give any peace deal.You are talking of changes in years to come .All changes will drive the tamils to more and more slavery.We know this through so many years of experience with the sinhalese.On the other side they will continue their Genocide.So we cannot live with them.Again there are 80 million tamils in the World.They also want a Government of their own to talk about their problems instead of begging the Sinhalese.So a Two Nation solution is the best solution to this problem.Please do something.Tamils also want to live like sinhalese in an independent country.

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        Who has not changed? Change is one thing that is constant. Even Prabaharan changed his stance all the time. That is life.

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      Park,

      What equal rights are you talking about? May I ask you a simple question. According to the constitution, Buddhism is given the foremost place in SL. We all know that all the four major religions practised in SL were imported from outside. The first step for equal rights is to amend the constitution and remove the foremost place for Buddhism and give all the four religions equal rights.

      Can that happen in SL? Will the majority agree?

      If they cannot do such a simple thing what equal rights are you talking about?

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        This will happen in Sri Lanka – there will be changes made to the constitution and equal rights will be awarded to every community. We can achieve it faster if the stupid guys stop carrying tiger flags. Most of them live abroad and carry the tiger flag, but its the people who live in Sri Lanka suffer. If we want equal rights then the tiger flag has to go.

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      Mr.Park
      Sir You are still talking about fighting for equal rights.I don’t know whether you are new to this problem,after the war.We have been fighting for equal rights right from the time of independence,Every time we fight,they take away some rights.First they took away the clause in the constitution given by the British Enpire to protect the tamils.Then all other rights,and killings.Now they have accelerated the Genocide.Very soon they will finish off all the Tamils.Ok if you can do something in six months time .We will support you.They will never ever give anything to Tamils and now they are very powerful with the backing of China.So only solution is Tamil Ealam .

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        After the war, yes for a very short period all wanted equal rights and amendment to the constitution, but there again people who were demanding equal rights not all) were carrying tiger flags. How can you hold a tiger flag and ask for equal rights. You have to hold Sri Lankan a flag and fight for equal rights. To have equal rights you should belong to one country not two. May be you have not experienced the hatred that the Jaffna Tamils showed to the Indian Tamil labourers in Sri Lanka. If the so called fathers of the Jaffna Nation were honest they would have never allowed a segregation called Indian Tamils in Sri Lanka. So do not tell me that its the Sinhalese who are the only ones who did not give equal rights to every one. Its also the Tamils who did not give equal rights to other tamils. Even today I some times wonder why the Indians in India are so angry with the Sri Lankan government about the North (as the Indians are asking for separate Tamil Eelam and not equal rights) when their own kith and kin are living in horrible state in the estates. So its human, based on the ideology each one follows they allow equal rights or not, but that does not mean we have to try to split the country. Tamils should stop carrying tiger flags, but carry Sri Lankan flags then only we as one community (Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims) fight for equal rights as we belong to one country not two.

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          Mr.Park
          That tiger Flag is a provincial flag ,these types of Flags exist in many countries.You go ahead and talk to the sinhalese and tell us whether they are going to give us equal rights.We will raise the Lion flag.Tamils live in a form of slavery,so what power they have to give rights to Indian Tamils.Sinhalese are all powerful.It is they who should give rights to Indian Tamils not others.They are the masters.Any sinhalese can do anything to a Tamil and get away.That is the Law in Sri Lanka,of course done without exposing to the World those days.Now they do it openly as they are more powerful with the backing of a nuclear great power CHINA.So if you can do something please do say within 6 months.But Tamils are tired of talks with the sinhalese and Sinhalese are carrying out a slow and fast Genocide.So Tamils have only one way,to get back the Tamil Kindom taken over by the sinhalese in 1940s.This Kingdom will balance the power struggle of India and China,East and West,

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            I am not sure how many of you who have commented on my comments are not living in Sri Lanka but living abroad. Have you for one minute thought how the Tamils in Sri Lanka would suffer if the tiger flags is continuously raised in protests. I think none of you understand the logic I am trying to express. If you want equal rights then you can ask for equal rights only proving that you believe in one country not two. As long as you are expecting two country solution there will be no equal rights. Simple logic. It is important for those who are living abroad to think of those living in Sri Lanka who will be and would have been much better off without the tiger flag. I am not supporting the Sinhalese or the present regime. I am being open minded.

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            Tiger flag with guns around the tiger is not a provincial flag, what are you dreaming?

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    “equal rights for all then every Sri Lankan irrespective of religious, race or ethnic differences (other than a stupid few) will support you” – That is what Tamils did for thirty odd years from 1948

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      From 1948 the Tamils could have won all the demands without even raising a gun if the educated Tamils in the NOrth cooperated and treated the Tamils in the estates as equals. At that point of time if the estate workers stuck work then the entire economy would have come to a standstill. But the politicians from the north did not do that, they did not even recognize the tamils in the estates as one of them. So do not tell me that you have been fighting from 1948. They were fighting with hatred towards their own brotheren.

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        What are you talking about. S. J. V. Chelvanayakam peacefully fought for the equal rights of ALL Tamils.

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          What happened at last, it was a Tamil who went against SJV and killed it. It was not the Sinhalese.

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    BTW, where is your land located??
    Is it visible to the outsiders??
    Is it covered and fenced?

    Park… what is this equal right you mention?? Murali has already addessed about that to Jayalalitha.

    Anpu… do not worry about it. It will be changed another several times duing your life time. You do not have a control over it

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      J muththa

      “Park… what is this equal right you mention?? “

      The right to remain stupid forever.

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      Equal rights, all the religions, races and citizens of the country are equal as per the constitution. Not the constitution we have now. There should be no more race differentiation, every one is a Sri Lankan, not a Tamil, Muslim or Sinhalese. All these brands in any public domain should be banned and punishable for the use.

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    Usha has explained the real conditions in the Terrorists State of Srilanka. Many Sinhalese are brainwashed by the massive propaganda machinery of the Terrorists State whose cofferes are filled with Buddhists’ sympathisers’ money . It will never be possible to penetrate through the head of morons like JALAAMPITYE AMARAYA who has all the hallmark of a poodle to the blue blooded Terrorist Gothabaya. Eelam and Lanka were two separate countries before the Western Pirates invaded and colonised them. The British are the real culprits who removed the borders for administrative convenience and left when they could no longer administer the Colonies that did not have Gold/Uranium/Oil deposits.
    Politicians everywhere are a rare group species that do not have morality, ethics, civility etc like ordinary human beings and the Lankan Politicians are not exception to this rule. From the lessons of “DIVIDE and RULE “ learnt from the colonial masters the Senenayakas, Jayawandenas and Bandaranayakas have progressively primed the Sinhalese for the coup de grace when the mission of implanting Buddhist Artefacts in the Eelam lands is completed and the archives in the Global libraries are replaced with the lies and disinformation about Sinhala origin and the so called culture.
    A simple DNA mitochondria analysis will show that Vijaya and his henchmen were deported from the Kannada the Southwest State of India and not from Orissa in the North Eastern India. The analysis will show the morons that they are also of the decadent Dravidian Race rather than from the Aryan Race.
    Our Prabaharan might be dead but His vision and dreams are not. You wait and see

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      Well said Lincoln R

      It needn’t be emphasized that the British merged the Jaffna Kingdom with the Sinhalese Kingdom for their administrative convenience. History has been severely distorted and rewritten in recent times by the Singhalese chauvinists and Buddhist clergy and the world is led to believe that the Sinhalese are Aryans, and that they came from North India before the Tamils. Before ‘Kumari Kandam’ submerged, (leaving behind what was called Eelam, later came to be called Ceylon) during the time frame of the Sangam Period, the Indian sub-continent extended up to Australia.
      The worship of Murugan a Hindu deity is exclusive to (Shivites) the Tamils in Eelam and Tamil Nadu. Although North Indians are Hindus (Vishnavites), they do not worship Murugan. By the same token, if the Singhalese are Aryans, then they, like the North Indians would not be worshipping Murugan. But in reality Singhalese do worship Murugan. The Sinhalese who call themselves of North Indian descent forcibly taking control of the Kathrgamam Murugan shrine and claiming Murugan as their deity questions their origin. Hindu temples had existed for well over several thousands of years in Thirukoneswaram in Trincomalee, one of the six abodes of Murugan in Kathrgamam in the South (the other five are in Tamil Nadu, India), and Thirukatheeswaram in Chilaw in the west coast all go to prove that the Tamils were the habitants all along the North, the East and the West coast long before the Sinhalese arrived as a race in the island.

      It is a historical fact that the Singhalese have credible connections to the Veddas who are their true ancestors and who are today a dying race. Historians have shown credible proof that the Sinhalese (Possibly the theoretical Vijaya included, if at all he did) migrated from Kalinga. Far more important and compelling a link in the origin of the Singhalese race from Kannada race (in South India) is the very close similarity between the Sinhalese alphabets and the Kannada alphabets. Anyone who can read Sinhalese would be able to see the similarity in the letters, and their formations to that of the Kannada alphabets. Time and isolation of the island would have influenced the preservation of the original form while it would have changed in Kannada because of the progressive evolution of the language there. Some letters however are similar phonetically in both languages even in the present day. (I would urge Historians and Linguists in this group to probe the origins of the language as it would lead to a plausible answer regarding the Origins of the Sinhala race).

      History is also replete with facts that Kannada kings invaded Southern and Central Sri Lanka and that ancient Kannada chieftains, and warriors of the occupying force (who are popularly mentioned as kings and princesses) married ancient Sinhalese. Many archeologists have challenged the myth that the Sinhalese are Aryans, but the Sinhalese continue to successfully sell themselves as Aryans to the North Indians.

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        Rajendraus
        [“It is a historical fact that the Singhalese have credible connections to the Veddas who are their true ancestors and who are today a dying race.”]

        There is no connection what so ever between Singhalese and the Veddas. The Veddas are the original indigenous people of the island where as the Sinhalese came from India. The Veddas in the Sinhalese dominated areas have married a few Sinhalese and the Veddas in Tamil dominated areas (East) have married a few Tamils. That is the only connection, even the DNA/genetic study does not show any other connection.

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          [Edited out]
          Please write instead of posting links – CT

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          Siva

          You have stolen my lines in this scene. Thanks for letting Rajendraus know about my people.

          Did it take a great effort on your part to educate yourself? I welcome it, are you a secret admirer of Veddahs?

          Please don’t claim to be of Veddah heritage.

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        Lincoln Rasalingan AKA [Ebrahm lincoln Raasalingkam]

        Yes, I can SEE a wester PIrated name with a British CUlprits lineage and catholic or christian brush up too.
        When the truth comes up you all gets a pain in the ass.
        but the truth must be revealed,
        VANNI TAMIZARs Know the true face of TGTE[ LTTE].
        you said
        “Our Prabaharan might be dead but His vision and dreams are not. You wait and see”.

        MIGHT BE DEAD???????????.Still daydreaming of arrival of your son god.
        YOU can wait and see, till his Soul come and wake you up from your dream.

        So many waited, and sun raise and dawned but no change of day dream.
        it is like barking of pariah dogs, thinking that the moon will fall.

        HE IS DEAD MAN.he is dead.
        HE DIED A TRAGIC DEATH AFTER Betraying his Followers and SRI LANKAN TAMIZARS ,
        Getting Bribes from His Bosom friend Mahendra Percy JARAPASSA and His brother and believing those malabares to topple that idiot ranil’s government.

        What a fate of a Double crosser.Master cheater.
        But JARAPASSA AND HIS BROTHER GOTHA CHEATED THE so called MASTER CHEATER.

        he played TAMIZAR ROULETTE [ not Russian Roulette]WITH JARAPASSAS AND FINALLY
        PIRAPAHARAN WON WITH BULLETS ON HIS HEAD.
        he deserve a death like that.

        He had a bloody vision. to send his own flock to the death.
        THAT KILLER PIRPAHARAN’S sins paid by his family.
        Was that his VIsion????.

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        Rajendraus

        “History is also replete with facts that Kannada kings invaded Southern and Central Sri Lanka”

        This is one reason as to why all Kallthonies from India irrespective of regions should return to their motherland.

        “Aryans, but the Sinhalese continue to successfully sell themselves as Aryans to the North Indians.”

        What this shows is that North South Indians, Tamils of Sri Lanka and Sinhalese are irredeemably stupid.

        As the native son of this island I want all stupid people to leave my island including Tamils and Sinhalese.

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    As usual, even after nearly 60 years of struggle, the Sinhalese don’t want to pay attention to the root cause of the ethnic issue. Their shallow argument is, Sinhala is spoken only in Sri Lanka, there is no Sinhala Nadu in any other countries and therefore the whole island belongs to them.

    Whether the Tamil language is spoken and preserved in other countries is irrelevant. We Eelam Tamils were a distinct nation in Sri Lanka with a separate Jaffna kingdom before the colonial invaders arrived. We are not members of an immigrant minority. We are members of indigenous majority in our own homeland of “Eelam”, the contiguous territory of traditional Tamil habitation in this island. We have developed our language and culture peculiar to ourselves in our traditional homeland where we lived and still living as a majority. It was our own Tamil king of Jaffna, Cankli Kumaran who fought decisively with the Portuguese invaders to defend our land. It was our own Pandara Vanniyan (Kulasegaram Vairamuthu Pandaravanniyan), the native Tamil chief of Eelam who challenged the British rule.

    The Sinhala government did not magnanimously include Tamil as an official language of Sri Lanka in the constitution. We Eelam Tamils spilled our blood for that to happen. We have to defend our language, our culture, our heritage and our traditional homeland from the Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinist government sponsored anti-Tamil racist archaeologists and Sinhala historians who are working tirelessly to undermine the Sri Lankan Tamil’s history and heritage in Sri Lanka. They want to claim every Buddha statue they discover is the proof for the Sinhala settlement in the island. They are not even ready to acknowledge the fact that the vast majority of Tamils were Buddhists once (during the ancient past).

    Weather the Sinhalese accept or not, today our struggle for freedom is in the hands of the Eelam Tamil Diaspora.

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      Siva

      “They are not even ready to acknowledge the fact that the vast majority of Tamils were Buddhists once (during the ancient past).”

      Could you site evidence.

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        Native Vedda

        There are still some Tamil Buddhist establishments (Palli) in the east in the Jaffna peninsula. The best known was Velgam Vehera (see details below), which was renamed Rajaraja-perumpalli after the Cola emperor. Another was the Vikkirama-calamekan-perumpalli.

        Some ten miles northwest of Trincomalee off the Trincomalee – Horowupothana road is an ancient Buddhist shrine with origins dating back to the years before the second century. It is a historical fact that among the many ancient Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka Velgam Vehera which was renamed Rajaraja-perumpalli, also called Natanar Kovil by the present day Tamils stands out as an example of a `Tamil Vihare or Buddhist Palli` or as the late Dr. Senerath Paranavithana described it in his book `Glimpses of Ceylon`s Past` as an `Ancient Buddhist shrine of the Tamil people`. Some of the Tamil inscriptions found at the site record donations to this shrine and are dated in the reigns of the Chola Kings, Rajaraja and Rajendradeva. It was Dr. Senerath Paranavithana’s view that the date of the original foundation of the vihare was no doubt considerably earlier than the reign of King Bhatika Tissa II.

        Even the Sinhala biased researcher Dr. Senerath Paranavitana, an Archaeological Commissioner and Professor of Archaeology in the University of Ceylon could not deny this fact.

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          Sorry for the typo, it should read as

          There are still some Tamil Buddhist establishments (Palli) in the east and in the Jaffna peninsula.

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            Siva

            I need to consult my elders before I respond to your comment.

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          Native Veda
          Ok.Ok there is nothing wrong in being a good budhist.If the sinhalese have followed the Buddhist preaching Dharma,righteousness, we wont have all these problems and killings.Go round and tell your people,first tell the Mahanayaka Theroes to practice it.

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            S.Thiagarajah

            “Ok.Ok there is nothing wrong in being a good budhist.If the sinhalese have followed the Buddhist preaching”

            You better aim your comments at Sinhala/Buddhists.

            “Go round and tell your people,first tell the Mahanayaka Theroes to practice it.”

            My people have nothing to do with Mahanayaka Theroes, in fact my objective is to liberate Buddha’s teaching from Sinhala/Buddhists.

            Are you confused? Are you being serious?

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              Most Tamils, Sinhalese and Veddas are the same people. We should deport all Indo-Aryans, the Sinhalese in power, back to India.

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    Many comments made here are related to the effects and sadly not the cause. The cause of this unnecessary mayhem created by the warring LTTE and the state is contained in para 9.284 of the government-sponsored LLRC, ‘… The conflict could have been avoided had the southern political leaders of the two main political parties acted in the national interest and forged a consensus between them to offer an acceptable solution to the Tamil people…”- nevertheless apportioning the bizarre blame on the Tamils as well.

    But for those erudite minds like the incumbent British Prime Minister David Cameron and others, there was yet another fundamental historical cause for this conflict. Speaking of former colonies, he regretted; as reported in the London Telegraph, “Britain being the cause of many problems of the world”. Debating in Westminster; the human rights issue of Sri Lanka, Mr. Brian Bingley similarly admitted “… we share responsibility for the situation…”

    In the case of Ceylon, the problems and situations were how Portuguese, the Dutch and Britain administered the Tamil and the Sinhala nations separately; because of their different identities, but Britain opting to amalgamate them by another government- sponsored Colebrooke-Cameron Commission. Because the government first annulled the British built-in Section 29 safeguards for the minorities and now refuses to implement fully the recommendations of its own LLRC, it is but fair and just that the pre-colonial status of the sovereignty of the Tamil nation should be restored in the way the Sinhala nation enjoys their sovereignty -in the post colonial era.

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    WE TAMILS HAVE LIVED IN EELAM FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL! THE WHOLE OF NOW CALLED SRI LANKA WAS THE EELA NADU (COUNTRY OF EELAM). THE FIVE HISTORICAL BIG SIVA TEMPLES NAMELY

    1
    Naguleswaram in the north
    Naguleswaram or Keerimalai Kovil (at Kankesanthurai, Jaffna peninsula)

    2
    Ketheeswaram in the northwest
    Ketheeswaram Thiruketheeshwaram or (in Mannar)

    3
    Koneswaram in the East
    Koneswaram or Thirukoneswaram (Trincomalee)

    4
    Muneswaram in the West
    Munneswaram (Munneswaram at Chilaw)

    5
    Tondeswaram in the south
    Tondeswaram (Dondra Head in Matara)

    CONFIRMS THAT THE ISLAND OF EELAM BELONG TO TAMILS. THE SINHALA RACE CAME IN TO OCCUPY THE LAND OF TAMILS 2000 YEARS AGO. THE SINHALA HISTORIAN AGREES THAT THE VIJAYA CAME INTO EELAM. THERE WERE INDIGENOUS POPULATION IYAKA! AND NAGAS! BOTH ARE TWO TRIBES OF TAMILS WHO LIVED IN THE ISLAND OF EELAM (SRI LANKA) CUT OFF FROM INDIA BY SALLOW SEA THE PRESENT TAMIL NADU-KERALA. THE TAMILS KINGSDOMS OF CHERA,CHOLA, PANDIAYA.

    THE GREAT MAHATMA THE GOWTHAMA BUDDHA AS A PRINCE LEFT HIS KINGDOM IN SEARCH OF TRUTH AND LIVED A ASIATIC LIFE NEVER WANTED TO OWN ANY THINGS ACHIEVED NIRVANA, THE HIGHT FORM OF WISDOM, ASKED HIS FOLLOWS TO FOLLOW THE SAME PATH AND GET RID OF MATERIAL WEALTH INCLUDING LAND OWNERSHIP!
    TODAY THE GREAT DEFENDER OF FAITH BUDDHISM. PRESIDENT RAJAPACKSHA TINKERING WITH LAND ISSUES WITH MALICE MOTIVES AGAINST TAMIL NATION.

    – THE SRI LANKAN MAHAWAMSA- (LITERATELY TRANSLATES AS GREAT FAMILY TREE)CLAMS THAT THE GOWTHAMA BUDDHA CAME TO NAGATHEPA – LAND OF NAGA WHO ARE TAMILS – PEOPLE WHO PRAYED NAGAM (COPRA SERPENT) IN THE FORM OF FEMALE GOD CALLED NAGAPOOSANI STILL WE HAVE HER TEMPLE IN NINATHIVU THE TAMIL STILL PRAY TO HER. HE FRIGHTEN THE NAGAS WITH HIS SUPERNATURAL POWERS AND TOLD THEM NAGA LAND BELONG TO BUDDHISM YOU SHOULD GET AWAY.

    IS THIS SAME GREAT MAHATMA GOWTHAMA BUDDHA LEFT HIS KINGDOM IN SEARCH OF TRUTH AND LIVED A ASCETIC LIFE NOW SEARCHING FOR A LAND IN NAGA DEEPA THE LAND OF TAMILS ? OR IT IS A DAY DREAMING OF A THOSE WHO WROTE THIS MAHAVAMSA?

    NOW THE SINHALA MAJORITY IN ISLAND OF SRILANKA (EELAM). DENIEING THE RIGHT OF INDIGENOUS TAMILS TO FORM THEIR TAMIL EELAM NATION IN PART OF THE LAND THEY HAVE LIVED FOR TIME IMMEMORIAL AND THEY ARE NOT CLAMING WHOLE OF THE ISLAND TO SET UP THEIR NATION. THEY FOLLOWED THE TIME IN MEMORIAL PRINCIPLE OF TAMIL “VANTHARAI VALAVAIKUM TAMIL AGAM” I.E WHO CAME TO LIVE WITH US WILL BE WELCOMED AND SHARED WHAT EVER WE HAD WITH THEM. ON THE SAME PRINCIPLE OF TAMILS’CULTURE WELCOMED VIJAYA AND HIS SHIPWRECKED FRIEND AND EVEN MARRIED TO THEM.

    THE MAHAVAMSA SAYS THAT VIJAYA MARRIED THE KOVENI THE TAMIL QUEEN DARK IN COMPLEXION! BUT ABANDON HER WITH CHILDREN FOR AN EXOTIC QUEEN OF PANDIYA!

    TODAY AFTER 2000 YEARS TAMILS WHO GAVE REFUSE TO VIJAYA ARE FACING THE SAME SITUATION OF KUVENI THE TAMIL TRIBAL QUEEN! ABANDON BY SINHALEASE
    WHO HAS THE SELFISH GENE OF VIJAYA.

    TAMILS GAVE THEIR LANDS TO LIVE FOR VIJAYA AND HIS DISSONANT NOW FACES INFRINGEMENT OF THEIR LANDS THEY LIVED FORM FROM PRE HISTORIC PERIOD BY SINHALA COLONISATION AND GENOCIDE OF TAMILS IN ORDER TO GAIN THEIR LAND IN FULFILMENT OF DREAMED UP NORSON OF SHINHALA BUDDHIST ISLAND IN MAHAVAMSA.

    IF WHAT EVER MAJORITY DO IS CORRECT. TODAY’S WORLD SHOULD BE RULED BY CHINESE AND INDIANS AS THEY ARE THE POPULATION WISE MAJORITY IN THE WORLD!
    FURTHER THE SINHALA RACE WHO RECEIVED THE HOSPITALITY OF TAMILS IN EELAM ARE TRYING TO MARGINALISE AND DESTROY THEM CANNOT BE ACCEPTED BY ANY CIVILISED NATIONS IN THE WORLD! “THOSE WHO DENY RIGHTS TO OTHERS DO NOT DESERVE THE RIGHT TO THEM SELF”. THE WORLD WILL SOON REALISE THE SELFISH BEHAVIOUR OF SINHALSE WILL CURTAIL THEIR FREEDOM! AND MAKE THE WAY FORWARD THE NATION OF TAMIL EELAM.

    NOW TAMILS ARE ONLY FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT OF TAMIL EELAM WHICH IS 1/3 OF THE ALREADY OWNED LAND OF EELAM (WHOLE OF SRI LANKA). THEY HAVE GIVEN 2/3 AWAY TO SINHALSE AND IT IS RIGHT FOR ALL SINHALSE TO REALISE THAT EVEN GOD WILL NOT FORGIVE THEM, IF THEY CONTINUE TO ATTACK THOSE WHO IN THE FIRST PLACE GIVEN HOSPITALITY TO A SHIPWRECKED VIJAYA AND HIS FRIENDS TO MAKE THEM LAND LESS REFUGEES! SO IT IS BETTER FOR ALL SINHALSE WITH CONSCIENCE TO SUPPORT THE FORMATION OF TAMIL EELAM!
    GIVE VOICE TO REMOVAL OF SUPPRESSIVE OCCUPATION OF TAMIL EELAM!
    WE BOTH TAMILS AND SINHALASE CAN LIVE AS TWO NATIONS RESPECTING EACH OTHER AND ACHIVE GREATER PEACE FOR BOTH COMMUNITIES IN THE ISLAND OF EELAM (SRI LANKA) !

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      Manivannan MP Thambi

      You have an outrageous claim over my ancestral island just like your Sinhalese brethren’s claim under various precepts.

      Could you let us have evidence to support your claim over our land.

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        Native Anna,

        Can you site and provide reference of your claim that veddas live for past 33000 years in lanka as you quoted in your posts where i asked evidence, you are yet to quote that.. probably you are repeating some fictitious story told by your ancestar, mostly what your grandma depicted as story when you refused to eat food when you were kid under the bushes…

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          manisekaran Thambi

          If you are really interested in our history you would not have posed this silly question.

          To begin with search for Balangoda man on Google.

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            I will come back after a credible reading on this.

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            You are all idiots. Tamils, Veddas and some Sinhalese are the native people of SL. Rest of the Indo-Aryan Sinhalese should be deported back to their indo-Aryan homeland.

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              SinhalaOnly

              “Tamils, Veddas and some Sinhalese are the native people of SL”

              Since when?

              Tamils and Sinhalese are not native people and they will never be because both people came from India.

              Please stop telling us new stories.

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    It seems that you are trying to re-write the history for your own benifit. Any idiot can ask for a seperate state on this earth the way that you say! Sri Lankan tamils must remember that they are not indegenous people but early migratns moved to this island from southern India.

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      Kuveni, you got to learn the history with open mind, rather picking up from conveniently crafted notes. There are histories with balanced research and proof.

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      The Best JOKE of the day. Who actually are the indegenous people then? Prince Vijaya decendents?

      Native Vedda, where are you???

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        Siva

        I am here, alive and kicking.

        Will them off to far away Bihar.

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          Siva

          Sorry, need correction.

          I am here, alive and kicking.

          Will see them off to far away Bihar and their brethren to Tamilnadu.

          Since Sinhalese are genetically closer to Tamils of Tamilnadu in fact they have a choice between Bihar and Tamilnadu.

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      “must remember that they are not indegenous people”

      Kuveni ahoji piyar ka sangam patna or landa funda made lande.
      Bolo?

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        Wuliangguobinjiu

        “ahoji piyar ka sangam patna or landa funda made lande.
        Bolo”

        Are these Hindi film titles?

        Abhiman, Bramachary, Ek Bhool Dhou Mali, Kati Pattan, ……Mirch Masala, Aradhana, Bolo?

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          NV you missed it mate its Bihari ka baath. Coming sweet tereko

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      Kuveni
      Thats not correct.Up country sinhalese came from bengal and low country sinhalese from south india.Tamils are living in Sri Lanka earlier than Sangam period.Accepted by historians.

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      Kuveni

      “Sri Lankan tamils must remember that they are not indegenous people but early migratns moved to this island from southern India.”

      I hate to agree with you however my elders tell me that their ancestors didn’t brought them as guest workers nor did they invite them for a holiday. They were possibly the early Kallathonies from Tamilnadu which is only 20 miles away from my ancestral island.

      Sinhala/Buddhist also must remember they too are descendants of Kallathonies from North and/or South of India.

      My elders also tell me that our people are the indigenous people and our ancestors had proven record of being the first people of this island.

      Please read about Balangoda Man.

      When did the Tamil first move to this island as Kallathonies?

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        Kuveni
        No,No Sri lanka is a part of Tamil Continent called Kumarikandam.It was ruled by Pandyan Kings 80000 years ago before Christ.May be the Vedas were living in the jungles.Sinhalese came from Bengal and South India much later.So Tamils and Vedas were living from time immorial.

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          S.Thiagarajah

          “So Tamils and Vedas were living from time immorial”

          Please me have site of your evidence.

          This goes to show Tamils are stupid as their Sinhalese brethren. Sinhalese produce Mahawamsa to prove their history. As we know its a mild form of pornography, with its themes covering bestiality, parricide and incest relation.

          Now you have gome many steps further and would like us to believe your 80,000 years history.

          Please go back to India and part exchange your Purana’s with your Sinhalese brethren.

          Many moons ago my elders cautioned me that every attempt by Sinhalese and Tamils invoking Sinhala/Vedda and Tamil/Vedda relation has to be resisted. Elders wanted me to be doubly alert because both people are always after our ancestral land.

          I need to keep a reasonable distance from you.

          Please go away.

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    How generous is this Mr Manivannan?.

    He is willing to give us,ihabitants two third and keep only one third for themseleves.

    The problem is there are 18 Million to be accommodated in this 2/3rd ,whilst the 1/3 rd that he wants to keep, wll have only 3 Million,

    That is after relocating all the Diaspra, Colombo Tamils and the others who are scatterd in other parts.

    Now the 18 Million who are allocated the 2/3rd have the highest and the second highest birth rates in the Island.

    In 10 to 15 years ,there will be standing room only in this 2/3rd.

    Not sure which political party this Hon Member reprepent.

    If 1/3rd is the bottom line,these politicians will never reconcile.

    in the

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      “In 10 to 15 years ,there will be standing room only in this 2/3rd.”

      Oi Sumane don’t be that small minded respect your own folk who as you boast of have a literacy rate of 98% (but 90% shuuu an IQ below 50) and you are very good at family planning so just apply “nalli cut” one has tip cut and the Sinhala Buddhist full cut. Match over you have enough space even for your beloved white tourist.

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      If you are an indo-aryan, you are welcome to go back to your indo-aryan land. We’ve had enough of the havoc you Nazis have wrecked in the beautiful Island.

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        SinhalaOnly

        Dravidian Tamils proudly trace their origin to Harrapa. Baluchistanis speak Baruhi which belongs to Dravidian language family, hence it is only reasonable for the Tamils to find or found their Tamil Eelam in present day Pakistan.

        Please make sure you take your Sinhalese brethren with you.

        We can help you.

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    K.A Sumanasekera

    “In 10 to 15 years ,there will be standing room only in this 2/3rd.”

    It is appalling dreadful, terrible, horrible, frightful,………

    May I take this opportunity to advise you in a calm and collected manner only if you are wise enough to listen?

    Please go home, to your motherland where you will find enough land to live and die. The ideal state is Bihar whence your ancesters came and grabbed our land. According Subramanian Swamy your people too are Biharis hence belong to mother India just like your Tamil brethren who belong to Tamilnadu.

    Once you have left my ancestral island we will have a fruitful life awash with plenty of milk and honey.

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    The climate of intimidation, discrimination, subjugation, falsification and distorted promulgation of history had been created by the Sinhala Politicians as far back as 1948. The plan of false Archaeological evidence and manipulation of archives had commenced with the Official Language policy in 1956. Such systematic deprivation of democracy by deception to the Tamils had sown the seeds in the minds of those born in the 50’s. All the effort of the Tamil Politicians were frustrated by quite barbaric and brutal violence by the Political leaders of the Sinhala majority. State thuggery has become the standard response and reaction to any ‘questions’ from the Tamils. After repeated State sponsored riots by the Sinhalese against the Tamils the seeds sown in the 50’s have grown to take up Arms against the State tyranny. Prabaharan, the son of a God-fearing top Civil Servant had built up a well disciplined military to challenge the Terrorists State. All alleged crimes by LTTE were in fact carried out by the Terrorists State in order to discredit the LTTE. Rajiv Gandhi was in fact murdered by the Srilankan Secret Service; RAW knew about it.
    To fight the challenge of a tiny military the Terrorists State was actively aided and abetted by super powers in the inappropriate name of “WAR AGAINST TERROR”. Unfortunately the Super powers could not, would not or incapable of identifying the real terrorists. The old wolf Britain, the USA, China, India, Russia, Pakistan and Israel had formed the Cartel to support the ‘good cause of War on Terror’. Instead of wiping out the cancer cell of Sinhala State Terrorism, they killed the anti-dose, the LTTE.
    Hopefully the lessons would have been learnt by the super powers when the next generation of LTTE becomes functional. The Terrorists are not expected learn any lessons but one hopes that the so called International Community would .
    If there is going to be a 3rd World War the catalyst would certainly be the Terrorists State of Srilanka and it is a real possibility of an imminent nuclear confrontation among the members of the Cartel.
    Solution to the World’s problems is for a massive paradigm shift on the part of the Capitalists community to accept the inalienable fact that their Capital cannot be maintained without the contributions of the working class. Sophisticated Weapons development must stop and any economy dependent on Arms sales should cease. Peace cannot never be achieved by brutality. The following is copied from Google:
    The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and gave teachings in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around world have followed the spiritual path he revealed.
    The Buddhist way of life of peace, loving kindness and wisdom can be just as relevant today as it was in ancient India.
    Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused and negative states of mind, and that all our happiness and good fortune arise from peaceful and positive states of mind.

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      Lincoln Rasalingan says:

      “All alleged crimes by LTTE were in fact carried out by the Terrorists State in order to discredit the LTTE. Rajiv Gandhi was in fact murdered by the Srilankan Secret Service; RAW knew about it.”

      Please bear with me, I am not aware of this nor have excess to these deeply upsetting information.

      Perhaps I was on an extended hunting and gathering trip during these periods that you mentioned above.

      What a shame that the LTTE did not commit all those alleged crimes. Why didn’t they do those crimes after all they had the wherewithal to perpetrate all kinds of crimes including forced child conscription, assassinations, black mail, bank robbery, ethnic cleansing, Polpotism,……?

      I take it that the LTTE was incapable of committing those crimes hence unable to compete with the state.

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    Manivannan MP,

    Are you saying that the Nagas and Yakshas were Tamils. Were they not known as the Helas tribes. Tamil Nadu is the homeland of the tamils and not Kerala, Snhaladveepa or AndraPradesh.

    Can you tell me one single country that accepts your history. If these things are true why can’t you get the international community to have Eelam recognised. Blacks in SA were able to do why not you.

    Be realistic man, Tamil Nadu is the homeland of Tamils and Sri Lanka is the home land Sinhalese

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      Ravi Perera

      You are right, Sri Lanka is the homeland of the Sinhalese, however not only Tamil Nadu but Tamil Eelam is also the homeland of the Tamils. Tamil Nadu is for the Tamils of India, Tamil Eelam is for the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

      The Tamils in India is already having Tamil Nadu. The Tamils in Sri Lanka lost their Tamil Eelam to the Sinhalese via the European colonials in 1948.

      Right from ancient history, Tamils were from both India and Sri Lanka. Tamil nation existed and still exists in both Tamil Nadu in India and Tamil Eelam (N&E) in Sri Lanka. The Tamils are the sole owners of both N&E Sri Lanka (Tamil Eelam) and South India (Tamil Nadu). There was a natural bridge known as Rama Setu (refer NASA satellite images of Adams bridge) that existed during the ancient period between Tamil Nadu and Tamil Eelam.

      If Tamils like Elara who came by land (via Rama setu bridge) are called invaders, then the Sinhalese like Vijay and his 700 men who came by boat are what? Tourists? Whether you call them invaders or invitees or tourists or whatever, both Tamils and Sinhalese ruled the Island alternatively right from the beginning of history and the civilization was created by both.

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      Ravi Perera

      “Are you saying that the Nagas and Yakshas were Tamils.”

      They are not.

      “Were they not known as the Helas tribes.”

      No they were not.

      ” Tamil Nadu is the homeland of the tamils and not Kerala, Snhaladveepa or AndraPradesh.”

      I hate to agree with you. Similarly Sinhapura in Venga is the homeland of Sinhalese and not this island. Since Sinhalese share their genetics with Tamils of Tamilnadu, they wouldn’t mind sharing their homeland with you.

      “Can you tell me one single country that accepts your history.”

      Can you tell me one single Vedda who accept your Sinhala/Buddhist history?

      “If these things are true why can’t you get the international community to have Eelam recognised.”

      For argument sake if international community recognised Eelam would you accept it? I won’t.

      “Blacks in SA were able to do why not you”

      Stupid man circumstances and the construction of the state were completely different.

      “Be realistic man, Tamil Nadu is the homeland of Tamils”

      I agree.

      “Sri Lanka is the home land Sinhalese”

      I reject this idea.

      In fact Sinhalese homeland is in Tamilnadu and Sinhapura, Venga. Go and find it.

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      Ravi Perera
      Oh many historians have accepted the history of Tamils as indigenous people of Sri lanka.It was the sinhalese trying to hide it by using their embassies.It was only after Prabhakaran people are coming to know about Tamils history.We are trying to get it recognised by the International Community.It is truth nothing but the truth.

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      Yes they were Tamils! You have to also take a look at Tamil history (which is being destroyed and re-written by the Racist Sinhalese), not just your Mahavamsa.

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    Siva,

    “Thanks to the Sinhala sahodarayas; the Tamils have become a hardened race and are able to withstand any hardship or ready to face any challenges.”

    Thanks to Demala Sahodarayas, sinhalays have become great fighters

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      Ravi Perera

      So, for the last two thousand odd years you had been fighting with the Demalas, and it is still not over. Elaras, Dutugemunus, Prabakarans and Rajapakshes will come and go but the Sinhalayas and the Demalas will stay forever.

      Keep fighting until you destroy the country.

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        Siva

        “Dutugemunus, Prabakarans and Rajapakshes will come and go but the Sinhalayas and the Demalas will stay forever.”

        I am sorry you are rest assured that both of you are leaving my island, the date has to be decided. I am working on it.

        “Keep fighting until you destroy the country”

        Please do continue your fighting either in Tamilnadu or Bihar not in my ancestral land.

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      Ravi Perera

      “sinhalays have become great fighters”

      The Sinhalyas kill their own people and their Demela Sahodarayas.

      They hide behind their women folks when they hear Indian Mirage 2000 flying over their heads. They hire Demela LTTE Sahodarayas to fight the invading Indian forces.

      Your Sinhalaya stupidity can only be matched by Demela stupidity.

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    “Have you for one minute thought how the Tamils in Sri Lanka would suffer if the tiger flags is continuously raised in protests” says
    our friend Park. His language and his attitudes looks generally peaceful and liberal. Yet the message gives away some of the claims of some Sinhalese there will never be a 7/83 again. I certainly hope we will never see that horror again – but what is the reality? I was among a group of close friends who visited a VVIP after the attempt on Sarath Fonseka. What the man said that day shocked the two Tamils in that group of friends. He said if the air bombings in Jaffna did not commence – hours after the assassination attempt – Wellawatta, Bambalapitiya, Kotahena and other Tamil areas will be reduced to ashes. He said that was the mood of the army.

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan

      This is what Sarath Fonseka told National Post (Sept. 25, 2008):

      “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people,” he says.

      “We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country.

      “We are also a strong nation … They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things.”

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    Thigarajah,

    What Srath Fonseka told National Post is the thinking of the Sinhala people.

    “Oh many historians have accepted the history of Tamils as indigenous people of Sri lanka”

    If the world can accept the SA blacks as the rightful owners of SA, i wonder why you Tamils have not been accepted as the indigenous people of Sri Lanka by UN.

    Tell me what single country that will accept your version of history.
    No country is even pushing for Federal state in Sri Lanka let a lone a
    separate country.

    Your homeland is Tamil Nadu, the place that gave rise to the tamil civilisation. Kerala gave birth to the Malayalam civilization and Andra Pradesh gave rise to the Telegu civilisation. Similarly Sri lanka gave rise to the Sinhala civilisation. People studying history in India still refer to Sri Lanka as the sinhala Dveep. Sinhalaese is a race evolved from the Hela Tribes of Yaksha and Naga along with the migrants from North India like Vijya etc.

    Tamils living in Sri Lanka are no different to the tamil living in the adjoining states of Tamil Nadu. This is like the English migrants in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    If you believe you are the rightful owners, then give evidence and get it recognized by UN.

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      Ravi Perera

      “If the world can accept the SA blacks as the rightful owners of SA, i wonder why you Tamils have not been accepted as the indigenous people of Sri Lanka by UN.”

      Why do you think the world hasn’t accepted Tamils as the indigenous of people of Sri Lanka?

      They are not.

      Sinhalese are also not indigenous people of the island.

      The only indigenous people of the island are the Veddahs recognised by the UN, see below:

      [UN Urges Recognition of Veddahs

      by Sumadu Weerawarne
      (Colombo: The Island, September 1, 1996)

      The United Nations Working Group on Indigenous People (UNWPIP) which held its 14th session recently, in a letter to the President has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to recognise and respect the rights of the Wanniyala-aetto to maintain their traditional subsistence and live according to their culture. The working group has also urged the Government to “cease all acts of repression.”

      The resolution was issued in support of the Wanniyala-aetto following a representation made by Uru Warige Wanniya, the son of Tissahamy, the chieftain of the aborigines of Sri Lanka, at the recent sessions from July 29-August 2 held in Geneva.

      The Working Committee has endorsed the land claims statement of the Wanniyala-aetto where it is demanded that the Maduru Oya National Park which they claim is jungle area which has traditionally been their hunting grounds be returned to them. They also articulate their desire to “evolve, adopt and adjust” themselves at their “own pace”. They request a two-pronged education system, formal and informal (practical) adjusted to their needs as a community.

      Uru Warige Wanniya in his address to the participants set out the history of the repression of the Wanniyala-aetto and the ills which have arisen as a result. He lamented that new diseases such as obesity and diabetes were taking toll among his people and alcoholism too was creeping in upon them.

      “We are not members of the majority people, we are not Singhalese, neither are we Tamils, nor are we criminals. We are simply a people attempting to remain true to who we are”, concluded Wanniya calling all participants at the working group to support their cause.

      The participants have pledged their support to the Wanniyala-aetto in their effort to protect their rights to their land, their heritage, culture and survival as a people. Two members of the Wanniyala-aetto were taken to Geneva for the session of the UNWGIP by Dr. Wiveka Stegeborn, a Swedish anthropologist who has worked among the aborigines for some time.]

      So Ravi Perera

      forget your perverted history of my ancestral island. Urge your Tamil brethren to forget their claim over our ancestral land.

      Both people should go back to India and find or found their own nation, homeland, country, kingdom, ….etc

      It will take years to get rid of Tamils and Sinhalese from my ancestral land however I am working on it.

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      Ravi Perera
      It is because Tamils dont have a Govt., Other countries dont know about our history and you all overshadowed our heritage and standing before others,So they thing you are the original people.For the UN country that matters and others are internal problems.That is how you got recognition.It is only after Hon,Chelvanayagam and Prabhakaran,World is coming to know that is not true,there are TWO NATIONS.So I dont think there is no need for any evidence,The British Empire is enough ti give evidence,.

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    Usha,

    Can you pls write an article of your version of the history of Sri Lanka.
    I would like to see what you would write in terms of giving evidence to claim ownership of North & East (Particularly the East)

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    Vedda,

    Was the Veddas in Sri Lanka before the Hela Tribes or are the Helas in any way related to the veddas. Why is the present day veddas language is very similar to the sinhala language

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      Ravi Perera

      “Was the Veddas in Sri Lanka before the Hela”

      Genetically Sinhalese have more affinity with Tamilnadu Tamils and Tamils in this island. Veddah’s DNA contribution to Sinhalese is negligible. Therefore descendants of both Sinhalese and Tamil Kallthnies are closely related than my people.

      Hela is a manufactured idea of a few racist Sinhala supremist Aryan politically motivated historians which gained currency during the war with LTTE.

      Sinhalese have nothing to do with imaginary Hela lineage.

      Genetically Sinhalese are descendants of Tamilnadu Tamils with a manufactured/evolved language which combines, Tamil grammatical structure words usage, Pali, Sanskrit, Veddah language ……and other bits and pieces borrowed from European languages.

      The so called Sinhala culture includes practices borrowed from Tamils, Malayalis, South Indian people and the religion from North India.

      Essentially Sinhalese are a manufactured race with ideas and practices borrowed from multiple cultural centres mostly from South India.

      You ask:

      ” Why is the present day veddas language is very similar to the sinhala language”

      Veddah language had had considerable influence on Sinhala.

      Many contribution by Sinhalese scholars to the study of Sinhala
      language confirm what I have written above.

      I learn from my elders. You too must learn learn from my elders.

      My elders tell me that language replacement is another important aspect which had been deliberately neglected by politically motivated racist history writers.

      Hybrid language is good when it is not politically used against other people.

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    Dear Native V,

    Sarath F infamously claimed he read “a book” (a few pages may be more accurate) on Hitler in his incarceration and is now “educated” and sufficiently versed in world affairs. From the looks of it this former Army Commander is not the reading type. How far will he understand Tamils in the country are not a Minority. They have been the only Nation and the majority in their regions in the island from time immemorial until the Portugoose decided to pay a courtesy call.

    Senguttuvan

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    Our friend Bedrock Barney (Apr 05 – 9.08 pm) – cousin of Fred Flintstone – and others along his thought trajectory will see, as he says here, the TNA and TGTE have different perceptions of their objectives. While the TGTGE works for an entirely separate State, exasperated by the lack of attention to solve the National Question by the Rajapakse Royalty, TNA seeks a solution within an undivided island. So much so for the enormous con inflicted on the Sinhala Nation that the TGTE/TNA are conspiring in cohorts to divide the country in India’s favour. It is a pity the Sinhala religious-political leadership has not taken advantage of this new optimistic reality.

    Your faulty conclusion “…never in the whole post independence history has the entire Tamil community been united in ANY activity…” is both an exaggerated untruth and an admission of lack of depth in studies of the post-1948 Tamil history. The coming of the TUF, TULF and TNA intermittently beginning from the 1960s is proof of the closing of ranks and unity of the Tamil political landscape. Of course, there can never be, in democratic societies a situation where every single person in a population of a few million agree 100% on all issues – except perhaps in such Utopian societies as in North Korea or the former Albania. On the other hand, there has hardly been much unity in the Sinhala Nation – both in the political and religious – so much so, I am sure you are aware, the Sinhala population in Colombo voted for a Tamil candidate in preference to a Sinhalese in the early pre-Independence period. That is not a bad thing altogether – but that is the nature of democratic politics – in given situations.

    But leaving all that aside – and looking more hopefully and optimistically to the future – let us consider your thoughts objectively “…while there is still a glimmer of a chance, try and work together..” Such a fine thought, my friend, should be addressed more to The Rajapakse Family – securely ensconced in the saddle for quite a while now. It is up to them to lead courageously, sagaciously and with the next few generations in mind. Do you think that is happening or likely to happen, good Sir. So why blame the poor Tamils?

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan

      Fred Flintstone and Bedrock Barney were great social commentators on contemporary America in the sixties.

      We shouldn’t insult them by comparing our Sri Lankan contemporaries to the people of Bedrock world.

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    Native,

    My recollection is the Flintstones (Barney Rubble) was a hugely successful TV cartoon series during the time of Bill Clinton. I enjoyed it thoroughly whenever I had the chance to join my kids – keenly watching it.

    How’s the Bees Honey market in Ole Blighty? Are you still working on
    that little 5,000% margin. Lucky fella.

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan

      The Flintstones cartoons were telecast between 1960 and 1966. you would have seen one of the endless repeats or just before the full length film was release as part of promotion. The Flintstones film was first released in 1994, Clinton Era.

      Those cartoon characters were cleverly used by the makers to comment on American society.

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      Senguttuvan

      Since we sell one of the most essential medicinal natural product we get a margin lower than most of the items sold by greedy sellers.

      I am happy with what I get and contended with what I do.

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    Native,

    So the Nagas and Yakshas are imaginery/manufactured stories by sinhala leaders ??

    Also the Sinhala language we speak has borrowed more from Veddas Languages ?

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      Ravi Perera

      Please do your own search and come back with evidence.

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