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Support For Sri Lanka’s Unity & Territorial Integrity Is Tied To Tamils Aspirations For Equality, Justice, Peace & Dignity – India!

By Veluppillai Thangavelu

Veluppillai Thangavelu

The writing is on the wall for everyone to see. Only the blind and the deaf will fail to see or hear. Delivering her statement on OHCHR report on Sri Lanka, Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey, Permanent Representative of India, said they believe that addressing the rights of the Tamil community through meaningful devolution, contributes directly to the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka.

Her full statement is as follows:

We have taken note of the High Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka and her oral remarks. The Council has adopted 7 Resolutions on the question of human rights in Sri Lanka since May 2009, when the three decades-old conflict in that country ended.

India has been an active participant in the discussions on these Resolutions and has remained engaged with Sri Lanka as its close friend and immediate neighbor India’s consistent position rests on two pillars:

i). Support for Sri Lanka’s unity and territorial integrity. 

ii). Abiding commitment to aspirations of the Tamils of Sri Lanka for equality, justice, peace and dignity. 

These are not either-or choices. We believe that respecting the rights of the Tamil community, including through meaningful devolution, contributes directly to the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka.

Therefore, we advocate that delivering on the legitimate aspirations of the Tamil community is in the best interests of Sri Lanka. We call upon Sri Lanka to take necessary steps for addressing such aspirations, including through the process of reconciliation and full implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

The assessment of the High Commissioner regarding developments nearly 12 years from the end of the conflict raises important concerns. The Sri Lankan Government has articulated its position on these issues as well. An evaluation of both of these, we should be guided by a commitment to find a lasting and effective solution for this issue.

Within the boundaries of diplomatic niceties and protocol, the Indian Ambassador Mani Pandey can only go this far, yet her message is clear.

In describing the position of India, the Ambassador said it stands on two pillars. Support for Sri Lanka’s unity and territorial integrity is conditioned by an abiding commitment to the aspirations of the Tamils of Sri Lanka for equality, justice, peace and dignity. 

The option for Sri Lanka is not either-or choices. One pillar must exist in order for the other pillar to exist. If one pillar falls the whole structure falls! The structure cannot stand on one pillar alone.

The unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka depends on fulfilling the aspirations of the Tamil people for equality, justice, peace and dignity. This is not a statement that came from the blues, visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subramaniam Dr Jaishankar have repeatedly told the Sri Lankan rulers ad nauseam.

Unfortunately, both President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mahinda Rajapaksa have refused to listen. Both took refuge under subterfuges claiming “Sri Lanka is a sovereign and independent country. No outsiders can dictate terms or interfere with the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and by inference India as well!”.

Addressing a meeting in Chennai Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 February 2021 said that India has been consistently taking up the issue of the rights of Tamils living in Sri Lanka with the Sri Lankan government and gave an assurance that his administration is committed to ensuring that “they live with equality, justice, peace and dignity.”

Narendra Modi assured equality and justice for Tamils in Sri Lanka and said his government has always taken care of the welfare and aspirations of ‘Tamil brothers and sisters’ in Sri Lanka. He also claimed that he is the only Indian Prime Minister to have visited Jaffna, the capital of the Tamils-dominated Northern province.

“Through development works, we are ensuring the welfare of Sri Lanka’s Tamil community. The resources given by our government for Tamils have been much more than what it was in the past,” he said, listing the projects like 50,000 houses for displaced Tamils in North-Eastern Sri Lanka, 4,000 houses in the plantation areas, railway network to Jaffna and resumption of flight services from Chennai to Jaffna. (https://www.deccanherald.com/national/narendra-modi-assures-equality-and-justice-for-tamils-in-sri-lanka-951201.html)

On January 6, 2021, the Indian Foreign Minister Dr S. Jaishankar visited Sri Lanka his first overseas visit to a foreign country during the current year. He held talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, TNA leader R. Sampanthan,  and many other politicians and dignitaries.

During a joint media interaction with Dinesh Gunawardena, External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar underlined India’s backing for Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process and an “inclusive political outlook” that encourages ethnic harmony.

“As we promote peace and well being in the region India has been strongly committed to the unity, stability and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka and our support for the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka is long outstanding, as indeed for an all-inclusive political outlook that encourages ethnic harmony,” he said.

“It is in Sri Lanka’s interest’ that the expectations of the Tamil community for equality, justice, peace and dignity within a united country are fulfilled. That applies equally to the commitments made by Sri Lanka on meaningful devolution, including the 13th amendment to the constitution” Dr Jaishankar added.

The progress and prosperity of Sri Lanka will be advanced as a consequence he asserted.

His remarks came in the backdrop of sabre-rattling by some SLPP Ministers and their allies campaigning against the holding of Provincial elections. They want to abolish the Provincial Council system claiming the councils are white elephants.

They also want to abolish 13A imposed on the people by the Indo-Ceylon accord signed between President JR Jayewardene and the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1987. At the forefront of the campaign is ultra-nationalists like Sarath Weerasekara, Minister for Public Security, Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing, and Common Amenities and Udaya Gammanpila. Minister of Energy. This trio was also in the fore-front vehemently opposed to handing over 49 % interest in the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) to India and Japan.

Initially, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was in favour of honouring the repatriate MoU signed in May 2019 with India and Japan for a 51:49 per cent government majority. During talks with the Ports Trade Unions, he said Sri Lanka should honour the MoU since repatriate agreement involves geopolitical ramifications. He further asserted that “stopping the deal would endanger the 66% of Indian transhipment cargo handled by the ECT. Therefore, in order to remain competitive, the deal was needed.”

However, the politically biased 23 Ports Unions stood their ground. Like Shylock, they demanded their pound of flesh. Geopolitics was Greek to them. Then came the coup de grace delivered by none other than the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa himself.  He announced in parliament that not one inch of ports city will be sold to foreigners. On 01 February his office in a statement said that the Sri Lankan government has decided to run the ECT as a fully-owned operation of the state-run port’s authority.

Obviously, the government succumbed to pressure from the trade unions, allies of the SLPP   and some militant Buddhist monks who opposed the joint venture to develop the strategic cargo terminal. The SLPP, led by the Rajapaksa was also portraying itself as an ultra-nationalistic force opposed to bartering away national assets to foreign entities.

All India could do is to issue a press statement. It asked the Sri Lankan government to abide by the existing understandings and commitment of a trilateral agreement involving Sri Lanka and Japan to develop the strategic Colombo Ports Eastern Container Terminal (ECT).

“The commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka in this regard has been conveyed several times in the recent past, including at the leadership level. Sri Lanka’s Cabinet also took a decision three months ago to implement the project with foreign investors. All sides should continue to abide by the existing understandings and commitment,” the spokesman for the Indian High Commission Office in Colombo stated.

Strangely when large chunks of land in the Ports City, including 88 ha of freehold land was ceded over to China there was no hue and cry by the Sinhala-Buddhist nationalistic forces and the Colombo Ports Unions. There was stony silence, not even a whisper!

In lieu of investment of $1.4 million the Rajapaksa government vested both freehold and leasehold lands reclaimed as follows:

Land Reclamation and Allocation

The CA specifies that the area of reclaimed land will be at least 233 ha and that the Port City (PC) shall bear the complete cost of reclamation, estimated at $1.4 billion. In return, the PC will have rights over at least 108 ha of so-called marketable land –20 ha on a freehold basis and 88 ha on a leasehold basis.  Note –  A ha = 2.471 acres.

SLPA/GOSL shall be entitled to at least 62 ha of marketable land and the remaining 63 ha will be allocated to common areas such as beaches, parks, roads and so on.  If the reclaimed land were to be in excess or deficit of the stated amount, it would be shared among the two parties on 60:40 split favoring the PC.

Freehold land entitles the PC to outright ownership over the land; leasehold means that the project company will be awarded a 99-year master lease with a hold period of 35 years. The latter means that within 35 years after the granting of that lease, the PC may request GOSL to grant a fresh lease of 99 years to anybody, including itself, as it deems fit. After 35 years, it may only request a lease for 99 years minus the number of years elapsed since the 35thyear of the master lease. In effect, the PC has complete ownership over 20 ha and a 134-year lease on 88 ha

It was left to the much-maligned Yahapalana government to renegotiate the deal and remove the clause contained in the 2014 agreement signed by the Rajapaksa government. The 88-ha freehold given on perpetuity to CCCC was converted to leasehold in 2016. Under the revised scheme China will be given 270 acres on a 99-year lease with no freehold rights.

Thus, it will be seen the pro-Chinese lobbyists like Wimal Weerawansa and Day Gammanpila shut their eyes, closed their ears and didn’t open their mouths when the country involved is China.  On the contrary, they go berserk and fire cylinders when the government wants to give 49% of the ECT to India and Japan. Of course, these two are lightweight politicians leading fringe parties with no mass support but they seem to punch above their weight!

The SLPP government has now signed another agreement with China to install a hybrid renewable energy system in three islands Analaitheevu, Nainatheevu and Neduntheevu (Delft Island) off the coast of Jaffna peninsula at a cost of USD $12 million. The Neduntheevu island is only 48 kms away from the Indian coastal town of Rameshwaram.

This despite the efforts by the State Minister Dulles Alahapperuma to get the installation done by India free of cost! Apparently at the end of the day the anti-Indian Ministers in the cabinet had their say.

In February 2021 the Sri Lankan government said it was in talks with the Chinese government to construct a new maximum-security prison. Also last year, Sri Lanka’s state-owned Bank of Ceylon entered into a long-term facility with the China Development Bank, the largest development financial organization in the world, for USD $140 million while Sri Lanka’s economic crisis worsened amidst piling debt repayments.

According to official data from August 2020, China owns approximately 10 % of Sri Lanka’s foreign debt.  The burden of foreign debt is slowly sinking Sri Lanka into the India ocean thanks to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s utopian and fancy joint ventures.

Sri Lanka’s foreign debt repayment is USD 4 bn in 2021, USD 4.5 bn in 2022, USD 4.2 bn in 2023, USD 4.4 bn in 2024 and USD 5 bn in 2025! (Data from the Department of External Resources, Sri Lanka)

The Rajapaksa government instead of solving problems is bent on multiplying them at geometric progression. Most of the problems are government made like the cremation of Muslim who died of the coronavirus epidemic. The government relented only because they needed the crucial votes of 4 Islamic countries at the UNHRC.

The Sri Lankan government has opened a second front against Hindu Tamil in the Northeast. The state has stepped up land grab under the guise of excavating Buddhist ruins. Last November 2020   the Archaeology Department, along with Buddhist monks seized the Vedi Arasan fortress in Neduntheevu. The Buddhist monks claimed that the said fortress belonged historically to a Tamil Buddhist King. The Archaeology department has issued a gazette acquiring an acre of land in Neduntheevu claiming that it contains a ruined Buddhist monastery complex. According to a report in the Sunday Times, the land was declared an “archaeological reserve” under the Antiquities Ordinance Act.

On February 21, Shavendra Silva attended a ceremony as chief guest to lay the cornerstone for the construction of a 100 ft high Buddhist Stupa in Thaiyiddy, Jaffna where there are no Buddhists! The land for the erection of the Stupa is a private property owned by a Tamil but occupied by the army!

The ceremony was attended by all departments of the military and members of the Buddhist clergy. Silva was invited as the chief guest by the Commander of the Jaffna security force, General Priyantha Perera.  Kandyan drummers led the accused war criminal to the site where he laid the foundation stone.

In the East 2,000 Buddhist sites of importance have been identified by Archeological Chakravarthy Ellawala Medhananda Thero. Thousands of acres of lands have been identified in villages like Thiriyai, Pulmoddai, Kutchchavel in the East and places of Hindu worship in Kurunthur, Vedukkunarimalai, Neeraveli Cemmalai Pillaiyar temple in the North. Several cases against the Archeological Department are pending before courts.

Predictably the Tamils of the northeast are not taking this Sinhala-Buddhist hegemony lying down. The P2P long march showed that the Tamils cannot be kept under the gun easily. Not a single day passes in the Northeast without people staging hunger strikes, roadside protest marches and rallies against the government.

The US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 said that the construction of such sites and Buddhist statues in non-Buddhist areas in the North-East, despite objections from locals and leaving civil society with the perception of “Buddhist Sinhalese religious and cultural imperialism”.

Coming on the heels of the Sri Lankan government reneging on the 2019 Colombo Port Memorandum of Agreement, Sri Lanka cleared a Chinese energy project in three islands off the Jaffna peninsula that are barely 50 km from the Tamil Nadu coast.

On January 18, the Cabinet approved a proposal to involve Sinosoar-Etechw in Joint Venture in China to install ‘hybrid renewable energy systems’ in Nainatheevu, Neduntheevu, and Analaitheevu located in the Palk Bay.

The three islands concerned are quite close to Tamil Nadu, India.  Analaitheevu is just 29 km from the TN coast. The other two Nainatheevu and Neduntheevu are also close to the TN coast.  Justifiably, the security interests of India on its southern flank will be compromised if this scheme goes ahead.

India has not commented on the proposed installation, but sources in Colombo said: “security concerns were raised”  citing the project site’s proximity to the Indian coastline

True to form, the loose, loud-mouthed and brash Minister Wimal Weerawansa has proclaimed that under no circumstances will the hybrid renewable energy system for the 3 islands will be given to India. This is when India has not officially evinced interest in the hybrid renewable energy project. Then why on earth Minister Vimal Weerawansa is jumping in his seat when other SLPP Ministers have not uttered a word in public? The question arises whether SLPP is unable to put the genie back into the bottle?

In this gloomy background, it is hilarious for some SLPP Ministers to plead with India to support Sri Lanka at the UNHRC 46th sessions. The vote on the resolution moved by the core group of countries is scheduled for March 22nd of this month.

In the final analysis, support for Sri Lanka’s unity and territorial integrity is not separable from the aspirations of the Tamils of Sri Lanka for equality, justice, peace and dignity, it is both!

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    Labor Party in UK has proposed travel bans and assets freezing of Indian politicians as a punishment for the way they handled the protests by farmers. India has told UK not to interfere with domestic issues of India.
    If India can tell UK not to interfere in domestic affairs, Sri Lanka can tell India not to interfere with domestic affairs of Sri Lanka. The Tamil problem that they talk, implementing 13th Amendment and devolution of power are domestic issues of Sri Lanka.

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      It is not in any way not good to talk about and compare indian farmers protest and srilanakan tamil issue.no farmer from india went as refugee to UK.India never ask UK for arms to fight against indian farmers.but over 250,000.00 tamils went to india as refugees.more than that SRI LANAKA ASK INDIA FOR ARMS TO FIGHT AGAINST TAMILS AND LTTE.DUE THIS INDIA HAS ALL THE RIGHTS TO ASK SRILANAKA TO TREAT AND ACCEPT TAMILS DEMAND TO TREAT THEM EQUAL WITH SINGALESE.

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        Paragon you seem to have forgotten that India armed, trained and financed terrorists to keep Sri Lanka under its influence.

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          Sri Lankan govts armed the LTTE and even used armed groups to kill Tamils, Tamil journalists and Tamil Parliamentarians, what say you to that?

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            Mahindapala AKA Eagle Eye, Gota in a telephone conversation with Modi a few days ago had promised to implement 13th amendment in full, and accordingly has called for holding of provincial council elections. Your veerayas will only bow down and say yes sir and will never dare to tell India not to interfere in domestic affairs. Your bluff is going to come to an end, and you will be frog marched held by the scruff of the neck to carry out the order.

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        Please comment again

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        N. Perehera, thanks for keeping it short.

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      India have back bone,they don’t rely on foreigner they have the.potential,
      But our case

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        India has a credible justice system that is independent and not run according to the fancies of politicians.
        So when it says it can handle its affairs is more acceptable than a failed state with a kangaroo court saying the same.

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      Increasingly Tamil aspirations dovetail with US aspirations for a military base in northeast Sri Lanka, Trinco in particular, to fight China in its Hybrid Cold War against the Economic rise of Asia..
      Modi is a US puppet who dances to the tunes of the Silicon Valley Diaspora which has been weaponized in the interests of US Corporates, and US Hedgefund Black Rock backed Adhani, who the poor farmers are protesting in New Delhi

      That is why Sumanthiran gets free airplane lifts from US ambassador Alina Teblitz, and the Tamil Diaspora has been weaponized to advance the US agenda which back fired when the CIA owned ISIS staged Easter Sunday 2019 attacks were exposed and the people of Lanka protested against signing of MCC and SOFA agreements.

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        Madam Dinuk,
        “Tamil aspirations dovetail with US aspirations for a military base in northeast Sri Lanka, Trinco in particular, to fight China”
        Surely they teach geography at Princeton? Didn’t they tell you that Trinco is thousands of miles from China?

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      EE,
      India is not interfering in SriLankan internal matters. It is Sri Lanka who wrote to India to support Sri Lanka in the UNHRC resolution. Why cannot Sri Lanka come out of UN if you don’t like interference by UNHRC? Why you are asking to support Sri Lanka? Are you not ashamed to allow Muslims burials after interference of Pakistan? Why did you bring Indian army to Sri Lanka in 1987? Even you don’t have money to buy Vaccine for Corona and begging India and China to give free vaccine and you say I will kill my wife and it is not your business to stop you murdering.

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        Trying to talk sense in to EE is like trying to draw blood out of a stone!

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      Bring back IPKF soldiers to Jaffna!

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        Next time they will be in the south, visiting your home and womenfolk and at Medamulla. They want to take a dip in the swimming pool there, after all their other activities, that you will assist.

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        GATAM,
        What you are going to do for those 80% of the Buddhist Soldiers who are now digging to dump Lord Buddha statues in Jaffna? Are you going to send them to China to fight India?

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        4th Largest Army in the world India, LTTE killed more than 3000 Indian Soldiers during the LTTE war, and finally, LTTE killed Commandering chief of India, Rajiv Gandhi.. Let India mind their own business and why is India keeping more than one million troops in Kashmir? Luckily Pakistan having Nuclear power and Hydrogen bombs

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          India is definitely minding its own business, because Sri Lanka is its backyard. It will be kevung drop in Colombo for which rehearsal was done a few days ago.

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          What good did the nuclear power do to Pakistan, when India beat the hell out of them at Kargil! All Perera’s must realise is that the affairs in Sri Lanka will always be closely watched for it has a bearing on India’s security, and inevitably they would do whatever it takes, whether one likes it or not, to ensure that their security of their frontiers is not compromised!

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          Nancy Perera

          What the heck man! India will decimate pakiland in no time with or without thermo- nuclear weapons

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      Dear EE

      You will like this

      2 Times Ghana’s President Nana Akufo -Addo Schools E. Macron About Africa Which Left Him Speechless

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-R5yDieHt8

      we all begin to talk the same language is what Hon Akufo said

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        Dear EE
        These are the type of discussions we should be having. I remember time after the war how this institution turned their back our Excellency then…to make the right move to bring the people together. We will be having a different discussion around the Nation for empowering the next generation without any ghetto politics.

        President Nana Akufo-Addo | Full Q&A | Oxford Union

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u2aVLjHVOk

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      The projects on the three islands is a part of China’s “String of Pearls” plan, to surround India with Chinese projects. No doubt the island projects will be listening posts beamed at India, somewhat like the Lotus Tower in Colombo.
      *
      Can’t blame India is pissed off.

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        4th Largest Army in the world India, LTTE killed more than 3000 Indian Soldiers during the LTTE war, and finally, LTTE killed Commandering chief of India, Rajiv Gandhi.. Let India mind their own business and why is India keeping more than one million troops in Kashmir? Luckily Pakistan having Nuclear power and Hydrogen bombs

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      A strong central government is ideal for small countries like Sri Lanka and Singapore.

      Singapore is a multicultural country that is thriving in all sectors as a unitary state under a strong central government. New Zealand is also another example.

      Israel was ahead of the pack in the vaccination campaign against covid-19 all because they had a strong central government as opposed to a chaotic federal system.

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      I am sulking that my comment was removed by the moderator. What do you see in it for thumbs up?
      Here is what happened. Having read previous articles from the same writer, I had raised doubts about the authenticity of the pen. For me, the nib was his. Was the pen also his?

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    The only option is to make North-East Provinces as an Independent Territory within the Union of India. This will be beneficial for India and the Sri Lanka Tamils to drive China out of Sri Lanka. With the passage of time even the rest of Sri Lanka will become an Indepedent Territory within the Union of India. This is inevitable.

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      AYATHURAY,

      “The only option is to make North-East Provinces as an Independent Territory within the Union of India.”

      This is what you buggers are hoping now after having being defeated by the sinhalayas. worst is Jaffna Peninsula (at most the North ) will become part of India. As for rest of the country, you can dream of taking us down, since you demalu do not have a country.
      In your twilight years amuse yourself man with this kind of nonesense

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        We do not want descendants of of South Indian low caste slaves , who have recently taken on a Chingkalla identity and now calling themselves as some Pear Tree, Pear Grove or a Pear fruit salad, telling us what to do and beating the anti Thamizh Para Melam( Bera) . The north and east is all ancient Thamizh land and this is acknowledged by history, all colonial powers and as per local and international agreements. Now Chinghalla Poutha Fascists using the power of the state and the racist Chinglkalla armed forces are stealing Thamizh people’s lands in the north and east and converting them to Chingkalla lands and then claiming this lands as theirs. To support this illegal acquisition of land, creating fake and concocted history. Listen Chingkalla racist Pear or fruit salad, the state using ethnic cleansing and other illegal methods to steal lands from one group of people who are citizend and then give these ethnically cleansed lands to another group of people will not work. It is a war crime and was punished in former Yugoslavia. Usurpers and people illegally settled by a racist Fascist state on ethnically cleansed Thamizh lands in the past 40 years, do not take precedence over the rights of the indigenous native Eezham Thamizh and the Thamizh Vedda who have been living and ruling these lands for the past 3000 years or more.

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          ” ……and the Thamizh Vedda “

          Native Vedda your loin cloth has fallen.

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          Pandi,
          Who the hell is Thamizh??????? What the hell is Eezam????? Those words sound like Jewish names for Tamil and Eelam. Historically there had been Jewish presence on the Western coast of India and in Malabar.
          /
          The name Eelam derives from the Dutch word ‘eiland’. The Dutch word for ‘island’ is ‘eiland’. Hence ‘eiland’–> ‘eilan’–> ‘ eelam’–> now ‘ Eelam’. Jaffna is almost an island. Tamils have bad habit of corrupting original names. Other examples are; Yapa patuna –> Yalpanam, Kadurugoda –> Kadurugodai, Waligama –> Walikamam, Naga Deepa –> Nainathive, etc,etc

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            Tony my arse!

            Eelam means homeland in proto Tamil. There was a Kingdom in Southern Iran some 7000 years ago called Elam where it is believed that one side of the ancestors of the Tamil people originally came from. The other side of the Tamil ancestry consists of Austronesians who intermingled with the Iranian pastoralists forming the ancestral South Indians also known as Dravidians.

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          Padi Kutti thanbi,

          “The north and east is all ancient Thamizh land and this is acknowledged by history, all colonial powers and as per local and international agreements. “

          No , North and east is infact is recognised as the ancient Sinhala homeland. British carved out land from the sinhala territory and created tamil majority provinces. In the 2600 yr history you Tamils have ruled the north for only 300 yrs .hat too was largely confined to Jaffna Peninsula. Your homeland is Tamil Nadu (thats where your history of 3000 yrs is if at all). You came here as Kallathoni’s
          and the good hearted sinhalayas gave refuge. Now you are claiming part of the sinhala land. It is you Tamils who are creating concocted history. If you have evidence to support your homeland concept call for an international debate/inquiry. You buggers know where you would end up if such a thing happens. You demalu cant even prove the war crimes only big katha.

          As for your suggestion some low caste Tamils have become Sinhalese, well there is no difference if a Tamil is low caste or high caste. Tamil is a Tamil. There are some sinhalese (small number) who are hedi,stingy, ugly, dark skinned etc and they could be those Tamil converts. But about 9% of the sinhalese are descendents of the malaylis. (who infact have made a huge contribution to the sinhala community).They are among the most rabidly anti Tamils in the sinhala community.

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            Ravi Perera, “You came here as Kallathoni’s
            and the good hearted sinhalayas gave refuge.”
            Are you talking about the Prince and 700 accomplice, Kallathonis of 300 BC or so, who took refuge from the Yakka Queen Kuveni of the Island Dambadiva (SL) and subsequently got their brethren/associates from South India to help them banish Queen Kuveni to the wilderness. Where are these Kallathoni’s now. Are these Kallathonis called sinhalayas. Kettle calling the Pot Black. AHA, very good one, indeed Ravi

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              @Mahila
              Not really, you are wrong but so is RAVI PERERA. Kallathonis are a small minority. But as you said they must have been mixed with the Sinhalese. Current Sri Lankan Tamils came to SL after the fall of Anuradhapura. emphasis on the ‘Current’. All the Tamils before that got mixed with the native clans and North Indians to create the Modern Sinhalese.

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                Really where did you get this bull shit from? Current Sri Lankan Tamils are a blend of the native Dravidian Tamil Nagas, immigrants from North Indians and and the Chola immigrants who arrived around between the 10th and 12th centuries. The share far less DAN with Indian Tamils than the present day Sinhalese. Sri Lankan Tamils share 17% DNA with Indian Tamils , whereas the modern day Sinhalese share 70% DNA with the Indian Tamils . proving most the present day Sinhalese, especially the low country and coastal Sinhalese , are descended from recently migrated South Indian communities. We all know the recent South Indian origin of the Sinhalese Karawa, Salagama, Durawa and many other castes that make up half the present day Sinhalese. The Kandyan Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Tamils are very closely related to each other. Please get your facts from correct sources and not from Sinhalese extremist sites like Lanka Lies

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                  They are from DNA analysis researches.
                  I don’t know whether it’s a extremist site or not. But it has the proper citations for the etymologies. The average Sinhalese has about 16% Tamil DNA. But as you said, some Sinhalese who live in place with high Tamil interactions has upto 70% Tamil DNA. So, don’t mix those to up. All Sinhalese do not have significant ties to the Tamils. But a considerable amount do. Salagama is definitely a Tamil origin caste. But karave isn’t Tamil. Both the Sinhalese karave and Tamil kareiyar descends from the Kuru kingdom, North Indian kingdom.

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                    There were two DNA studies done by Sinhala scholars, one by Colombo medical faculty and other by Kelaniya science faculty. They took blood samples from Sinhalese in all over the country for analysis. According to both which tallied, state that core genetic material (about 60%) is south Indian, and none of them had the typical Aryan genetic marker. They found that up country Sinhalese resembled more with Ceylon Tamils than low country Sinhalese, and Ceylon Tamils resembled more with Sinhalese than Indian Tamils. All Karawe people may not have come from Tamil Nadu, but Karawe people along north western coast spoke Tamil at till the turn of 20th century, when Catholic church made them Sinhala speaking. They were Catholics, and to escape persecution by Dutch, declared them as Sinhalese but continued to speak Tamil. Still there is a small community in Munnakari who are termed Tamil speaking Sinhalese.

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                      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
                      Descendant of a Dravida person brought to Yapanaya by Portuguese or Dutch and sought asylum from Sinhalayo when abandoned by their masters.
                      Got free education from Sinhalayo all the way up to Medical College and a pensionable job from the Sinhala Government.
                      It is sad to see how such a person making a deliberate attempt to distort the history of the host nation simply because Native Sinhalayo ruined the attempt made by Demalu who came from Hindusthan to create a separate State in Sinhale.

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        Ravi perera

        what do you mean by “you demalu do not have a country.” ? Our country is Eelam where you kallathonis are currently partly occupying. If you fools don’t leave the NorthEast we will be forced to take over the whole island and throw you all Sinhalese fools back to your homeland Bangladesh where you can live with your ethnic cousins the Bengali Beggars.

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      Mr Rajasingham,
      Why not make the North and East a part of China?
      Hong Kong is doing pretty well after it was handed over to the mainland China.

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        Whimpy Kid

        Not just north and east, the whole island should go to China or any power. Then all citizens will become EQUAL, there will be no division into majority or minority, Sinhalese or Tamil. We all will be known as Sri Lankans. We ALL may have to learn Chinese but what we do with our mother tongue or religion is none of their business.

        In a match, the umpire should not belong to any one’s side but should be independent. That is what is happening here in Sri Lanka. All the wrongdoings of the majority are ignored, robes wearing thugs when they go spitting venom against the Quran nothing happens and no actions are taken. But anyone can imagine what will happen if the same is said against the majority religion. so if foreign power takes over all these problems will vanish and we can expect haven like what we had prior to 1948

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        Whimpy Kid & Ravi Perera,
        Please remember that Pakistan will be in split into three regions of which Balochistan will be liberated and Pakistan controlled Kashmir will be annexed with India. Simultaneously, Sri Lanka will split into two Pradeshs and annexed with India as Independent Union Territories. On that day, India will be known as AHANDA BHARATH. I don’t know whether I will be alive to see this. But the way things are moving, this is inevitable.

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          Ayathuray Thanbi,

          Since you buggers have been defeated this is your only wish. If Sri lanka is split as i mentioned it will be at most the norther province and India will controll. There is no way in the world the rest of the country will be part of India. As for Pakistan anything is possible and also India being a union of different countries there is a possibility it could also split. USA tried once but failed. If that happens you will have a Tamil state. Sinhalese in general look upto Hindi but being part of India means you have to tolerate those Tamils from Toilet nadu entering the country.
          As I mentioned earlier you are free to entertain yourself with this kind of nonsense in your twilight years

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            Even if Tamils fall to the ground it does not mean they had fallen forever. They will get up again. Now you can see for yourself how the children of Tamils shine abroad in politics, medicine, law and all other fields. The next time the Indian Air Force drops food parcels again, everything will be easier if you express your desire to join India. Problem will be solved instead of facing hardships in life with the Sri Lanka’s inflating currency.

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              Ayathurai Thanbi,

              “Even if Tamils fall to the ground it does not mean they had fallen forever. They will get up again”

              Most of them will get up outside Sri lanka. Thats what we want. British brought and settled tamils here, a big number was sent back by Sirimavo and the heroes of 1983.

              “Now you can see for yourself how the children of Tamils shine abroad in politics, medicine, law and all other fields”

              This is common to all the South Asians. You Tamils love to highlight your things as if it is common only to you.

              I doubt the Indian Air force droping food parcels again, but if they do, we will say we like to join India but not willing because the immediate neighbour is Toile Nadu. We do not want people from Toliet Nadu flooding this place, if it was Hindi speaking people it would have been ok.

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                RAVI PERERA,
                Now there is news that Ram Setu is about to begin. I wonder whether there is room for Tamil Nadu people to meet you. I think you are worried about some people who were sent by Sirimavo will be back again and like to see your reaction.

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                  Is the Hindia’s high commissioner visit Thiruketheesvaram visit and especially the Saiva religious ritual for the departed (i.e. in this case Rama) a signal?

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                Ravi Perera the infantile joker

                The Sinhalese are the International toilet cleaners, go to Middle east, far east, Europe and North America it is the Sinhalese both men and women who are the Toilet cleaners in public places. In Lebanon kitchen language is Sinhalese due to the Sinhalese house maids working there as modern day slaves.

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          I don’t think so, looking back at history. The likeliness of that happening is low.

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        Success is not our story makes life a bit boring sorry. We like fire works..at the expense of our Children.

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      Only Tamil Elam (15% of SL) with all Tamils in the island living in it will be part of India. Jaffna is prefect for Indian small and large vessels to protect itself. Large Indian military bases should be built there. Basic military infrastructure is already there!

      The rest will be independent of India. Surely India does not want Muslim and Sinhala people spying on them and passing it on to China and Pakistan and carrying out sabotage!

      India is not the most powerful nation in Asia. It is China followed by Saudi-Qatar-Pakistan trio.

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        Since you and the rest of the Chingkallams , especially the Gnanasara and the Cardinal, love the Thullukans and only 28% of the Thullkans live in the north and east , All of them will be move over the the Chingkalla south and where the rest of the 72% Chingkallam loving fake Arab South Indian origin converted Thullkans live and the north and east will become a 100% Thamizh only EEzham like it was before the European colonials arrived. All the illegal Chingkalla settlers who were settled in the east in the last 60 years on ethnically cleansed Eezham Thamizh lands, also will be packed off. You can entertain them at your home or at Medamulla. I heard that there is a nice swimming pool there with lots of sharks, you and they can take a dip there. After all Kothappayam like Hitler is the hero of most Chingkallams , so they and you can are only doing your patriotic duty to become fodder for his pet shark. Jadam. They will love your Jadam. Please google and find the meaning of Jadam in colloquial Thamizh.

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          Piglet,
          Please call our Kadham as Empty Pot (vessel), because there is a Savam already in CT. Otherwise that will create a competition for the title.

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            Don’t panic.
            Nobody shall dare challenge you for such titles that you rightfully own.

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        It does not matter if the Tamils or 1% 15% or were around 28% at the time of independence before the Sinhalese started their structural genocidal dance and war crimes against the island’s Tamils. The north and east are ancient homeland of the island’s Tamils and they are the majority in these two provinces so far, despite all the efforts all Sinhalese led governments and the Sri Lankan state to reverse this, by illegally settling Sinhalese on stolen Tamil lands. The Scottish are only 5% of Britain’s population but Scotland is around 30% of Britain’s land area. Everything ancient and historical in the north and east is Tamil not Sinhalese.

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          The Sinhalese have no history or presence in these two provinces until the 1950s when they started to use their majority and state power to unjustly and to illegally grab and steal lands from the Tamils in the NE . Look at the map of the north and east e=before 1948, every town, city, village, river, hill and place name is in Tamil. Nothing in Sinhalese, other than in few border villages. Its history 100% Tamil Hindu or Tamil Buddhist. All its rulers Tamils. As for the island’s Muslims they are part of the greater Tamil nation. Their own security and their unique Tamil Muslim identity will only be secured and preserved , only when there is justice and equality for the all the island’s Tamils and their lands secured. The island’s Muslims should have learnt this bitter lesson by now. What happened to them when they tried to create an artificial identity for themselves based on their religion and an imagined Arab origin and joined the Sinhalese to destroy their fellow non Muslim HIndu and Christian Tamils, thinking that they can achieve security and recognition for their religious community? Nothing . The Sinhalese only used then threw some crumbs to their elite and kept them in their good books as they needed their support to destroy the island’s Tamils.

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            The Sinhalese even encouraged this fake Arab artificial identity and Arabisation of the island’s Muslims , especially in the east, to deliberately create a division and as a tool to marginalize the Tamils. Once this was achieved the Sinhalese had no use for them and showed their colours to them . You are still trying to play the same game with the Muslims , who are in reality Tamils by ethnicity and Muslim by religion. If the island’s Muslims still fall prey to racist Sinhalese like you or to opportunistic Muslim politicians, then it is to their own peril. The Arabs, Pakistanis or other Islamic nations like Malaysia/Indonesia care two hoots about the island’s Muslims. See how they have flocked in support of this war criminal Sinhalese government.

            The Sinhalese only used then threw some crumbs to their elite and kept them in their good books as they needed their support to destroy the island’s Tamils. The Sinhalese even encouraged this fake Arab artificial identity and Arabisation of the island’s Muslims , especially in the east, to deliberately create a division and as a tool to marginalize the Tamils. Once this was achieved the Sinhalese had no use for them and showed their colours to them .

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            @Siva Sankaran Sharma
            Again you are wrong, Refer here to see the etymologies of Tamil Place names.
            “https://www.dh-web.org/place.names/index.html”. If you don’t know about something, research it before coming to your own conclusions. And, Sri Lanka was not ruled by any Tamilian until the Jaffna Kingdom came into place, apart from the occasional invaders. even they were not able to rule without the interference of the Portuguese.

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              Quoting again from a Sinhalese extremist site. Listen Tamil is a far older language and it or its local variety Elu was the spoken language of the island, long before something called Sinhalese or Sinhalese people came into existence around the 7AD. The native Naga and Yakka were Dravidian people who spoke Tamil or proto Tamil. Modern Sinhalese vocabulary is 35-40% Tamil derived the rest from Pali/Prakrit. Its Grammar, Alphabet and Syntax and lexicon is 100% derived from Tamil. Go and read what respectable historians and linguists have stated and not from Sinhalese extremists sites, that deliberately post lies and misinformation. You your self have admitted to the fact that the original Sinhalese are a blend of the local Tamil tribes and north Indian immigrant men who married Pandian Tamil women. This mean the Tamil element amongst the original Sinhalese would have been very high and the origina place names would have all been in Tamil. Now trying to state the Tamil place names are derived from Sinhalese is like the daughter stating the mother looks like her instead of the other way around. Stop making silly comments. The population in the NE remained as Tamils, whereas in the rest of the island they evolved into Sinhalese

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                What? Elu is not a Tamil variety. Have you even seen the Elu Prakrit. For example, elu has a extensive usage of ‘æ’ sound and that sound is not even found in Tamil. And there Elu vocabulary has unique words that are not found in any Indian languages. Only some of them survived into modern Sinhalese. Go learn something before arguing with me.
                Yakkas and Nagas weren’t dravidians, they were hunter-gatherer tribes. And they DEFINITELY didn’t speak any kind of Tamil. Sinhalese vocabulary isn’t 35% Tamil. The figure is much lower. And even most of those words are not direct loan words. They were changed to fit Sinhalese pronunciation. And even those words are have Sinhalese counterparts. that are now seem archaic. Tamil and Sinhalese is not even slightly mutually intelligible. This can’t have happened if they were closely related. You should go and read what respectable people have written without jumping into fact-less conclusions. I didn’t say Tamil place names originated from Sinhalese. The site does not mention anything of the sort.

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                “..long before something called Sinhalese or Sinhalese people came into existence around the 7AD”
                *
                Some liars are utterly incorrigible.

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          Siva sankaran thanbi,

          Tamils in India are the scottish equivalents in the UK. (Similar population percentage ). At the time of independence Tamils were 28% due to Tamils being brought and settled here by for coffee plantation and Tea plantations. They were given a rightful exit by the Sirmavo and by the 1983 heroics.

          In the east , though sinhalese are only about 30%, in terms of land , In trinco distric 66% of the lands and 78% of the lands in Ampara are sinhalese majority. In another 30 yrs time this would be the case in Vanni too

          Every thing ancient and historical in Tamil Nadu is Tamila nd in all parts of Sri Lanka are sinhalese

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            Rotten/stewed or facked up Pear from the South Indian Dalit garden. Please go and check the population statistics before independence. Chingkallams only around 4% of Eastern Provinces population and not even 1% of the Northern provinces population. Only found in a few border villages. After independence Chingkallams now 28% of the east , seven fold growth with the last 40 years. Oh yes what all racist Sri Lankan Chingkallam led governments have done since independence is ethnically cleanse many large areas of Eezham Thamizh inhabited lands in the interior of Trincomallee district like in Kantalai, Seruvil, KomaranKadavai , settle them with Chingkallams from the south , then change these ancient Thamizh place names to sound Chingkallam Kantalai became Kantale, Seruvil or Seruvillu became Seruvila, Komaran Kadavai, became Gomaran Kadavla. After this allocate large areas of forest and other pasture land as Chingkalla areas and confine the Thamizh and Thamizh Muslims areas as only their villages and a little bit of the surrounding land, as their and the rest of the land in the interior all demarcated and allocated as Chingkalla land, using the power of the state and the Chingkalla rapist looting army and the police. In the 1970 elections , Trincomallee district had tow Thamizh Mps and one Thamizh Muslim Mmemebr of parliament. Now only one Thamizh MP.

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              The same thing happened in Amparai in the 1950s . Ancient Thamizh Pattipalai Aru was renamed as Gal Oya ( again tow Thamizh origin words Gal from Thamizh Kal Meaning stony and Oya river from Thamizh Oyaval or Odai meaning a river again) . All the local Thamizh chased away and Chingkallams from out of area settled and then Chingkallam Lahugala from Uva province was added on to Amparai , as well as large amount of forest and pasture lands from Thamizh and Thamizh Muslim villages to create a huge new Chingkalla area in the interior, with the Thamizh and Muslim Thamizh confined now to the coastal strip. The same thing was done in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the north. sixteen Thamizh villages in the Manal Aru area that strategically links the Thamizh north to the Thamizh east , were deliberately ethnically cleansed of all it Thamizh inhabitants and out of area Chingkallams were settled. This was deliberately done to create a new Chingkalla wedge and area to break the continuity of the Thamizh north to the east. Very genocidal. This area was again remaned from Thamizh Manal Aru to Chingkalla Weli Oya and declared a Chingkalla district in ancient Thamizh Vanni , where there were no Chingkallams, just like in Trincomalee and Amparai.

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                These acts are called, deliberate acts of structural genocide by the state to change the demography of Thamizh majority to areas to Chingkallam, using the power of the state. These wankers again did not realize so called Chingkalla Weli Oya ( Sany river) is again purely Thamizh derived. Weli ( sandy ) from Thamizh Veli a sandy open space) and agains Oya ( river ) from Thamizh Odai or Oyaval meaning a river/rivulet ) . When the British demarcated the provinces and created the Thamizh northern and eastern provinces, any Chingkalla claim, however remote or far fetched was favourably looked upon and these claims were settled in favour of the Chingkallams. This is why Pathavi Kulam now renamed Padaviya was taken from the north and added to the North Central Province. Siminlarly Thamban Kadavai, now renamed Tamankaduwa was taken from the east and again given to the north central province.

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                  What remained as the lands of the north and east Thamizh provinces, were the exclusive Thamizh lands that the Chingkallam, had not even the remotest claims whatsoever, ancient or recent. These were the lands of the former Jaffna kingdom and the eastern Thamizh Vannimai chiefdoms. Large parts of the North west coast Puttalamm Chilaw and Negombo that was part of the Thamizh Jaffna kingdom, were given to the Chingkallams and the Thamizh living here were forcibly made Chingkallams. Now the Chingkallams are unfairly using their majority, the resources of the state and the rapist armed forces and fake history to forcibly acquire the remaining Eezam Thamizh lands of the north and east as their and if there is no foreign intervention, it will not just be the interior of Trincomallee , Amparai and Mullaithheevu but the entire north and east will soon become Chingkallams and the Tahmizh who have lived there for thousands of years forced to flee, assimilate, killed or live as fourth rate

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            Ravi with a Portuguese ancestral surname and bankrupt morals, you seem to take some pride in ‘stealing’ lands of Hindu Tamils in the East through Sinhala colonisation post independence in Trinco and Amparai districts. Tamils of NE are NOT dacoit boat refugees from Kalinga to concoct their history using some fable like Mahavansa! We do not know what the future holds, but one thing is certain, Hindu India will not sit idly by watching the execution of your evil designs to destroy Hindu Tamils of NE!

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            RP
            “They were given a rightful exit by the Sirmavo and by the 1983 heroics.”
            Although Sirimavo signed a pact in 1964 it proved impractical. It was modified in 1974. Not many left because of the pact but because of the drought that made living impossible in the plantations. I have seen in 1975 plantation folk begging in Hatton town, something that was never seen before there.
            *
            1983 heroics?
            Were you one amid a crowd dancing on the street after looting, assault, murder and arson?

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          @Siva Sankaran Sharma
          “The north and east are ancient homeland of the island’s Tamils”
          Not really, Tamils came from Tamil Nadu. Sinhalese are a mix of those Tamil people and native veddhas and North Indians. You can’t deny that.

          “Everything ancient and historical in the north and east is Tamil not Sinhalese.”
          This is false, As I said in a previous comment Current SL Tamils came after the fall of Anuradhapura. This is proven countless times. Just look at the similarity between Indian Tamil and SL Tamils languages. it’s pretty clear to anyone who has basic knowledge of linguistics that, they must have split not too long ago. If you want to solve the problems of Tamils of SL, stop spreading fake histories.

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            Rubbish . Can see you are quoting a lot of rubbish from the Sinhalese extremist site Lanka lies . Formal Tamil is the same just like formal French, German, Arabic or English that are spoken across many lands. However the local spoken dialects vary and sometimes are not that mutually intelligible. Therefore do not post rubbish. What you call standard high Tamil is the same but the spoken dialects amongst the Indian and native Sri Lankan Tamils are very different. Sri Lankan Tamil dialect are very much older, archaic and far closer to old Tamil and still use many words that are still found in Malayalam that came from middle Tamil, which have gone out of usage in Tamil Nadu. Get your facts correct and do not blindly rely on the rubbish posted on Lanka Lies

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              Tamil is not ‘far older’ Elu Prakrit pottery letters is just as old as first Tamil inscriptions. You seem to have no knowledge on linguistics. SL Tamil and Indian Tamil dialects has a very high mutual intelligibility. This means the split happened not too far ago. Archaic features does not mean anything. And you realize that Tamil originated in India, right.

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            Y
            I do not agree withmany of your views.
            But you are no match for SSS and his aliases for lying.

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        Sri Lanka government should give permission to Israel spy on behalf of Sri Lanka Northern Province of Sri Lanka and North province of Sri Lanka to Pakistan. The remaining areas should give to Chinese spies to monitor the activities of Sri Lanka. Western countries, the USA and India spying on Sri Lanka for their interests. Sri Lanka, nothing to worry. China, Pakistan, and Russia (all the nuclear rich countries with Nuclear bombs) are with Sri Lanka

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          Another rotten Pear or peach for a South Indian Dalit garden now beating the anti Thamizh Para melam and playing the black Chingkalla Aryan origin game. Mad man have you read the rubbish that you posted. Shows the Chingkalla racist genocidal mindset.

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        Gatam the fool

        India is not the most powerful nation in Asia ? what a mukkal invention ? India is a world power . Saudi- Qatar are only populated by camel herders who due to the drop in oil price will be drinking their own urine soon. Pakis and Arabs don’t get on well I have visited all over the Middle east and have seen the way Pakis are look down upon by Arabs. No Paki can marry an Arab woman but Arabs rape paki bitches at whim so much for Islamic unity. Chinese have put all their Muslims in Concentration camps where they are forced to reject Islam and accept communism, Pakis have no guts to ask about these abuses against the Chinese Muslims for fear of upsetting the Chinese so much for your fucking Islamic unity.

        If all the Srilanka Muslims ARE GOING TO BE KILLED NOT A SINGLE SO CALLED MUSLIM COUNTRY WILL EVEN LIFT A LITTLE FINGER against Srilanka. If Buddhists are attacked Burma, Thailand, china. Japan, Korea as well as Hindu countries like India and Nepal will raise their voices in support of the Buddhists as they did in the case of Bamiyan buddha statute destruction in Afghanistan.

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      Dear AR

      Love the way you share the realisation of the FP/TULF folly political life having created the scenario we have now. Sure without Indian help none of this would have ever happened. A foreign sponsored terrorism.

      Leaving that side we always knew none of FP/TULF stood for had no sense specially against the people of Jaffna’s will…hence the guns were introduced for the violent and not a free and fair election for the said mandate in 1977.

      So things progressed with more and moreSeri Lankans dead….now what you have just described strikes in the heart of all that is flawed discussion…uniting with India and driving the Chinese out.

      Another Korea/Vietnam and Sudan is what we have been saying and hope you and your children are all ready to be in the front line for next few decades of war?? or you thinking the UN and India will do the dirty work for you thoughts?? you still do not get this for what reason I wonder?? you are interested in the well being of Sri Lankans correct?? so what is the issue now?

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        Hi Vennu Kunju still crying about Tulf/FP/TNA? You should start a new group and call it Oppari( an ancient form of lament amongst Thamizh. Especially during funerals)

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          In our custom when we loose our loved ones we do Oppari indeed.

          How about you? what is your custom should something unfortunate happens to you or your loved ones??

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      If you think that you are truly delusional. Do you want to make SL a Israel?.

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    “…they believe that addressing the rights of the Tamil community “

    Can someone please elaborate what are these ‘rights of the Tamil community’?
    ===
    Also, please tell:
    • What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala?
    • What is it that the minorities do not enjoy because they are the minority which the majority enjoys because they are the majority?
    • What is legally, constitutionally and legislatively given to the majority that is not given to the minorities?
    • What is it that the Sinhala Buddhists are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala Buddhists?

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      Tamils begged for 73 years for aspirations and grievances. Got nothing.

      But Tamils should keep begging.

      May be one day racist Sinhala rulers will be sympathetic to Tamil begging and give them something. Malaysia and India are unlikely to give in.

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        G
        Stop the BS.
        Were they begging between 1987 and 2008?

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          No they were dying.

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      Eagle,
      “What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala”
      They can’t aspire to become Mahanayaka of the Siam Nikaya. For that matter, even you can’t.

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    Recently a few day ago during the power outage that affected the North and East, the Sri Lankan government against the wishes of the local Tamil population, forcibly transported all the land title records from the Jaffna to Anuradhapura. May be later to Colombo. Why are the land tile records from the north being transported to Anuradhapura or even Colombo. This is a very sinister move to change, destroy these records and illegally grant large amounts of lands to Sinhalese settlers and to Buddhist establishments. As per Sec 13A the land powers in the Tamil north and east should be with the local provincial council and this extremist racist war criminal Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist government is trying to sabotage it by forcibly taking all these land records and titles from the Tamil north and transferring them to Sinhalese areas, with a sinister motive Especially during the Geneva UNHCR sessions, proving they are not serious about reconciliation and poking their finger and humiliating India. They most probably want to gerrymander these records and illegally transfer thousands of acres of land to the Sinhalese and to Buddhist institutions, as a fait accompli before they are forced to devolve powers to the Tamils.

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      Rohan25,
      Large number of deeds in North and East are forged. Demalu and Muslims grabbed land belonged to Sinhalayo after chasing them and have prepared forged documents. Government should check all the deeds to decide whether they are genuine or forged.
      The Government of Sri Lanka can decide where to keep the deeds. Descendants of Dravidians who sought asylum in Sinhale cannot dictate the Government what to do.

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        Dumb Eagle born with no neurons, we are all still waiting for your incontrovertible documentary evidence to support your claim that this land was called ‘Sinhale’!

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      Rohan Thanbi,

      “poking their finger and humiliating India”

      You seem to be so concerned about India. Had your boss Velu shown the same concern to India , Rajives Ghost may not have been alive today and you thalayas would have been in a better place..

      According to the 13th amendment(as interpreted by the supreme court) the land is in the hands of the central government. Anyway 13tth amendment died long time ago since India did not hold on to their end of the bargain. As for transferring land deeds, this is our country, during the colonial era it is you demalu who transfered our deeds to your names. Your home is Tamil Nadu.

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        RAVI PERERA
        The Sinhala Speaking Demela

        “Had your boss Velu shown the same concern to India , Rajives Ghost may not have been alive today and you thalayas would have been in a better place..”

        Are you regretting the fact that Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva missed an opportunity, therefore the Sinhala/Buddhists were denied the pride of killing Indian leaders?

        However you lazy cowards needed thalayas to get rid of the IPKF from the island?
        Where did all your Rana Viruses hiding between 1987 and 1990? Nobody fought for sovereignty (whatever that maybe) between 1987 and 1990, perhaps hiding behind VP’s bump or their women folks.

        How do you face the Hindians when you go to have your free Pakora and masala chai?

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          Ado LTTE Vedda,

          It is due to the shear luck of the sinhalese that Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva missed his opportunity. It is also becuase you tamils are a cursed race that prabha went to war with Rajive.

          “However you lazy cowards needed thalayas to get rid of the IPKF from the island?”

          I think you thalayas now know how lazy we are. Still crying about War crimes. Cant accept the defeat neda
          Katta Sinhalaya got the thalayas to fight their former masters who trained them and drove a wedge which resulted in creating Rajive Ghost.

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      Eastern Provincial Council is not under Tamils.

      Well, that is what happens when another tribe rules over Tamils!

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        Yes we know that . Eastern province ancient Eezham Thamizh land and the Thamizh are the largest community there but illegal Chingkalla settlers who only arrived there largely in the last 40 years , settled on ethnically cleansed Thamizh land and fake Arab low caste converted South Indian origin Thulluka refugee usurpers, who only arrived in the Thamizh east fleeing for their lives from the Chingkallams and the Portuguese, a few centuries ago, begging for refuge from the Eezham Thamiz, have now ganged up together against the indegenous Eezham Thamizh, to deny them their rights and the right to rule their land. Rest of the country the Chingkallams are beating, killing, torturing and discriminating the Thullkans. Denying them the right to bury their dead but in the east the very same Chingkalla illegal settlers and the fake Arab, low caste South Indian refugee converted Thullukans , gang up, with the help of the Sri Lankan government and racist Chingkalla armed forces and police to deny the Eezam Thamizh the right to their own land and Jadam is very happy and jubilant.

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          Pandi Kutti why do you hate Chinkalams, Thullukans and other noble people?. Are you some low caste? Descended from one of these recently converted low caste/untouchable South Indian slave labour , who were imported into the island, during the Portuguese/Dutch era, to do menial and dirty pig-like work?

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            I love racist black fake Aryan Chingkalla Vikings with names like Svenson, Ragnasson, Helga. Are you one of the Viking slaves? Taken from a southern beach by an old Viking/Scandinavian tourist to work as his sex slave? Generally the slaves take their master’s family name, as they belong to them. This is what some fellow pig from Scandinavia told me. Fake Aryan Chingkalla Svenson has to work very hard on his back for his bacon.

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              I hate you but this is such a good come back.

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          Pandi Thanbi,

          Eastern province was part of the Ruhunu kingdom and later part of Kandyan kingdom. The Tamils lived and still live closer to the coast. During the colonial times they were brought in and settled along the coast. During the time the sinhala villages which were mainly in the interior became neglected and sparsely populated. British created the present day Eastern province by annexing the sparsely populated Sinhala villages with the relatively thinkly populated coastal belt to create Eastern province. It is the way the east was created that gave rise to this illusion. The original eastern province included the present day Polonnaruwa district and the sinhalese were an out right majority then. Any way there is no illegal settlements in our own country. This is the land of the sinhalayo , para demalu have toilet nadu

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            Rotten or stewed that fell from a South Indian Dalit garden, please go and tell these fairy tales to someone else who listens.

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              Randi Thanbi,

              We do not need you ugly fellows to accept our fairy tales, you have to convince the international community with your fairy tales

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            RP
            What was the population of Polonnaruwa district in the 19th Century?
            Do you have data for ethnic composition?
            *
            BTW
            You can do with a slightly more civilized language. So can a few others too.

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            RAVI the Sinhala speaking Kallathonie
            Demela PERERA

            “Eastern province was part of the Ruhunu kingdom and later part of Kandyan kingdom. “

            Seriously, are you a qualified historian?

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    “Abiding commitment to aspirations of the Tamils of Sri Lanka for equality, justice, peace and dignity.
    These are not either-or choices. We believe that respecting the rights of the Tamil community, including through meaningful devolution, contributes directly to the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka.”

    Governments in Sri Lanka and Sinhalayo have given equality, justice, peace and dignity to Tamils who sought asylum in Sinhale. It is Tamils who do not give equality, justice, peace and dignity to their own people.
    Do low caste Tamils (Dalit) in Yapanaya who are being oppressed by high caste Vellala Tamils have equality, justice, peace and dignity?
    Do Tamils in tea plantations get equality, justice, peace and dignity from the so called ‘Ceylon Tamils’ in Yapanaya? If they do why Tamils in the North want to maintain the distinction ‘Ceylon Tamils’ and ‘Indian Tamils’? All the Tamils who live in Sri Lanka are of Indian origin. All Tamils are descendants of people who came from India and sought asylum in Sri Lanka.

    Implementation of 13th Amendment or devolution will not give equality, justice, peace and dignity to ‘ALL THE TAMILS WHO ARE SCATTERED IN THIS COUNTRY’. Separate State, Confederation, Federal System, Maximum Devolution, United Sri Lanka are aspirations of only a small segment of Tamil community; Malabar separatist Vellala Tamil politicians.

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      Why do you hate Malabars, Vellalars and other upper castes. Are you some low caste? Descended from one of these recently converted low caste/untouchable South Indian slave labour , who were imported into the island, during the Portuguese/Dutch era.,to do menial and dirty work. Just like the Pear tree or fruit salad, that also constantly screeches here like you.

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        The Rotten Pear and the Blind Eagle . Most probably will make a nice story. Another new chapter in the Mahavamsa fable.

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          Oh forgot, we could also add Jadam to this tale and call it A Jadam( Zombie) eats a rotten Pear and meets a Blind Eagle. Nice

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    • Came from Hindusthan as laborers
    • Worked for colonial masters who brought them
    • A small group scratched the back of rulers, got favors and became the most privileged group in this country
    • Joined the colonial rulers and oppressed Native people
    • Asked for 50:50
    • Sought asylum when abandoned by colonial rulers
    • Claimed North East of the country as their ‘Traditional Homeland’
    • Passed a resolution to create a separate State
    • Asked their people to take up arms and continue the struggle until the objective is achieved
    • Formed a terrorist group and slaughtered native people for three decades
    • Refused to come to a political settlement and give up terrorism
    • Faced a humiliating defeat
    • Begging the International Community to punish the victims of their terrorism
    Must be some sort of a malfunctioning in the brains!

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      Defeated in 1931, 1958, 1977, 1983 and 2009.

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        Mr G

        Native Vedda says there are so many years in between(48/49/50/51/52..65/66/67..) and according to him every year we had a riot and killing..basically every day there were Tamils around the Country killed by the Sinhalese since Independence?.

        Furthermore he sights events in Jaffna as the people massacred i do not know of ..could have been the killings conducted by the FP/TULF thugs on the innocent public/officials in various provocative (false flag events as there were no other problems exist that I know of as a local) actions in Jaffna undermining the law and order of the land by a bunch of thuggish lawyers themselves exploiting the loopholes for their criminal acts.

        There is GS stating somewhere our armed forces were steeling household items in fact could be referring to the foreign armed forces looted Jaffna that I know of etc??

        Can you help me confirm any of these we can discuss in the UNCHR pls?

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          Gatam you have to record as, Won in 2021.

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          Then come the next writer who will insinuate there were few thousands killed in each event……this is how it was done…..now the folk story telling by the FP/TULF benefitted from the war because then they found themselves living in Colombo and India and get their story tellers to write every war events into a new “version” of events. This is then further propagated by the local politicians who signs these books for their votes in the host countries..the vicious cycles starts allover….

          Truth was always the casualty in this in addition to the human misery brought onto an Innocent Nation of people. Now the tables are really turned we all lost our innocence because of someones else’s crimes. If this show UN recording Nations journey and conduct business then no wonder…no conflict resolutions and management….rather a diabolical state of world affairs too.

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          Noisy Rumble (2021) in jungle

          “Native Vedda says there are so many years in between(48/49/50/51/52..65/66/67..) and according to him every year we had a riot and killing..basically every day there were Tamils around the Country killed by the Sinhalese since Independence?”

          Don’t put your words into my mouth.

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        Gatam, the circus clown, your thugs defeated innocent civilians who were running for their lives? You call that victory? Is that why your ranavirus could not defeat about 10k LTTErs for 30 years, finally had to bring the Chinese, Pakistanis and Indians into the fight? Disgraceful!!!

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        A cursory look at he comments above would suggest that CT is dominated by mentally deranged racists.
        CT must take much of the blame for this pile of perversion.

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    Democracy has its inherent deficiencies in the current era. In a multi cultural & multi racial country there should be constitutional guarantees to preserve the minorities rights. Whenever this is not guaranteed or threaten the UN should be able to bring resolution to the issue. It is no longer a Domestic/local issue and should not be able to take cover quoting sovereignity. It is not correct for the FIVE international countries hold the power of vetoes to nullify the corrective actions that UN can take to protect the oppressed minorities. The justice that these oppressed/subjugated minorities are seeking remains quite elusive. Buddhism [or any other religion] is not practiced according to its true meaning and has been hijacked by the fundamentalists and thugs in yellow robes.

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    India have back bone,they don’t rely on foreigner they have the.potential,
    But our case

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      c
      If so, why on earth is India falling at the feet of the American Empire?
      Is it an old colonial habit?

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        One need to feed the breeding program? the entire North and the Hill country gone and the Park Strait fish stock gone? ASEAN going…UK Brexit vote..UK going….Trump was taken out in style… 4 million vote from Indian Continent…but Trump ask them to be loved…Middle East gone.

        India is not falling but is the other way around every where else..the Black magic works/Kama sutra works/Tamil Nadu training camps works/FP did it/killing has been normalised in SL/Pakistan gone/ Kashmir gone/Bangladesh gone/Afghan is going/Africa Idi Amine was not a bad guy but he is gone/Kerala holiday resorts for the foreign army kids need a joint……Palestine and Non aligned no more..new friends and moving with times. South America not yet…Australia is gone.. China on the bring too.

        Hon Gandhi will be wondering what went wrong with his lovely thoughts.

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          The LTTE no more too….now the same talking about annexation is amazing…how one keeps up the straight face and say that do not ask me pls. The TNA back in the business…is it not amazing ha.

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    Mr.  Veluppillai Thangavelu
    .
    Who are the ‘Tamils’ in Sri Lanka as far as India is concerned.?
    All Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival ? (Some are as ancient as the Sinhalese, some arrived during the Dutch ,some arrived during the British, some practise Hinduism, some practise Christianity and others Islam, some are high caste,some low caste)
    OR
    Only Hindu Tamils in Jaffna?
    (Are those who practise Islam specifically excluded? )
    Which category of people residing within island India is concerned about?
    Whose Aspirations For Equality, Justice, Peace & Dignity we are expected to respect.
    .
    Dear Mr. Thangavelu, you may kindly acknowledge that it is fundamentally important we clarify this definition before Sri Lanka and India engage in the question of “Aspirations of Tamils”

    Soma

    .

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      Somu each Tamil community’s problems are unique, because that is how the Sinhala Buddhist Aanduwa divided Tamils and ruling them. You know you pick on Tamils’ caste system as their problem while you don’t let the Karava class in your temples. If Tamils tell you are castiest, the IC will laugh at Tamils that we are not awake on our real problem that is you are oppressing the Tamils’ rights. That is the reason, unlike your need to wedge Tamils on their caste lines, Tamils’ need is bringing out your war crime to get our justice. So the Tamil communities now have common rights issue as Tamils, the predominant that must be solved first, and other local situations, which are successfully, time to time, blown big by you the Sinhala Buddhist to down play your war crimes and annual celebrations called pogroms, can be attended when we have the right to deal with those.

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        Mallaiyuran
        All right, let me withdraw the reference to caste which you have used to evade the main issue.
        Let us discuss the following:
        Who are the ‘Tamils’ in Sri Lanka as far as India is concerned.?
        All Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival ? (Some are as ancient as the Sinhalese, some arrived during the Dutch ,some arrived during the British, some practise Hinduism, some practise Christianity and others Islam).
        OR
        Is it only Hindu Tamils in Jaffna?
        Why do you guys always want to avoid this definition.
        Tell us who on earth are included/excluded when the Tamil political class use various permutations and combinations of the words Tamils, Tamil People, Tamil speaking people, Tamil Nation, Ealam Tamils, Eazam Tamils etc.
        Mister this is simple.
        Is it ALL Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival ?

        Soma

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          Soma
          Identity is historical and political.
          Religious identity comes to the fore mostly when people feel threatened.
          Emphasizing caste identity had much to do with caste oppression (as well as group interests now in India).
          Regional identity has played a role for reasons of historical differential treatment in Andhra (secession of Telengana).
          Had there been no linguistic minorities in Sri Lanka the Kandyan v. Low Country would have been a lasting issue.
          In an unequal society the elite will maintain some irrational division to keep the oppressed divided.
          The tragedy is that they believe their own lies after a time.

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            SJ
            I didn’t expect this from you.
            You too have joined Mallaiyuran in doing a ” Yanne koheda? Malle pol.” (Where are you going? Coconut in the bag.)
            I am asking a simple, direct , unambiguous question about who and who are included/excluded when India uses the word ‘Tamils’.
            Again, is it ALL Tamil speaking people scattered across the island OR only Hindu Tamils in Jaffna.
            .
            Please refer to the comment below by Rumble 2021:
            /
            Dear M
            .
            At some point you need to give the man an answer? you are letting us all down??
            .
            Your answer and and Somas questions are not anyway related??
            .
            Simple and a very concise question requires a consise answer please make an effort….even me is ashamed to say I am a Tamil now…please do not let us down.
            /
            Soma

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              S
              “I am asking a simple, direct , unambiguous question about who and who are included/excluded when India uses the word ‘Tamils’.
              Again, is it ALL Tamil speaking people scattered across the island OR only Hindu Tamils in Jaffna.”
              *
              The question “…is it ALL Tamil speaking people scattered across the island OR only Hindu Tamils in Jaffna” itself is flawed.
              India did not bring religion into its equation. It dealt only with the issues of language and the “Tamil homeland in N&E”.
              Muslims assert a separate identity which India, wrongly, chose to ignore. Jaffna Muslims, at the time, were fairly integrated with Tamils. That was why their expulsion in 1995 was a terrible shock.
              *
              I elaborated on a pertinent point that arose from your comment, namely the question of identity.
              I do not take much notice of what some say here. They make sick and uncalled for provocative remarks.
              With one or two I amuse myself by pointing to absurdities.
              *
              I have borne many an insult here. But few worse than putting me on par with you know who.

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                SJ
                Again and again, it is “Yanne koheda? Malle pol. “
                This is very strange.
                We want to find a ‘political solution ‘ to ‘Aspirations of Tamils.’
                All you guys are mortally afraid of the question who are the Tamils so that we can mark on a map where they live.
                For me it is ALL Tamil languages speaking people scattered across the country.
                Is it or it is not ?
                .
                Let us discuss later as the space is getting restricted.
                TO SORT THIS OUT IS FUNDAMENTALLY IMPORTANT.

                Soma

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        I wonder if the Sinhalese introduced the caste system into the Tamil society.

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      For Example, Muslims would take a complex decision on where to live, if the area designated as Tamil part and Sinhalese part. This separation goes by Language, the main agent to administrative need, with precedent of many countries, like India, Swiss, Canada…….. Muslims goes by religious administrative divisions, which Buddhists, Hindus and Christians will have reservation passing Sharia laws as administrative laws. But that is not the Up Countyers’ problem. UP Country will lose Estates to China soon, may be within two years. Tea is a competitive industry to China so it cannot just sit and watch the tiny slave island annihilating the master’s product. So sooner or later UP Countryers will need land to live and jobs to do. The local Tamils should accommodate them as much as possible with Indian help. Many local Tamils will say they don’t need India’s help for that, because Leader Pirapaharan started the resettling issue. But they don’t have resources to do and might to break the Rapist Army’s interference. So India has to play a role in resettling them, before China take over the estates. India shouldn’t sleep on that like Hangbangtota Harbor, Colombo Pong Cing, three Island renewable electricity projects.

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        Dear M

        At some point you need to give the man an answer? you are letting us all down??

        Your answer and and Somas questions are not anyway related??

        Simple and a very concise question requires a consise answer please make an effort….even me is ashamed to say I am a Tamil now…please do not let us down.

        Tomorrow when you fighting in a front line take the bullet for us all die we should be able to say this answer to the world…a proud Tamil who was inspired by FP/TULF and fought for his family/land/heritage…otherwise you will only be somebody just passing time writing all this utter rubbish??? what a way to go….shame on you man.

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          Soma

          Do you think Mr M will give CT a response?

          Can you make the question a bit easier for Mr M to answer maybe he will make a decent attempt at last??

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            Dear Rumble
            .
            My English fails me.
            How on earth I can make it simpler I am scratching my head.
            When India uses the word ‘Tamils’ is it ALL Tamil language speaking people scattered across the island OR only Hindu Tamils in Jaffna is my simple, direct, unambiguous question.
            .
            My dear Rumble I have never come across a situation like this.
            For ages I have been posting the following on CT:
            /
            In respect of a political solution MY definition of ‘Tamils’ is
            All Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival.
            .
            What is your definition?
            .
            What is TNA’s definition?
            /
            N O B O D Y WANTS TO TAKE UP THE QUESTION FEARING THE NEXT QUESTION.
            .
            Wonder we have been grappling with the word ‘Political Solution’ for 70 long years?

            Soma

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          My Sweet “art” Thiyagarah,
          Lankawe history is new to you, especially after you lost all your fathers Doc to thieves. More than 60 % of the Sinhalese are shore side living Tamils, settled as European’s workers. Throughout the history Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Andhra supplied the labor forces and they all are now Sinhalese. The warier races became Radala and others are mainly, Sinhala low Caste. So you don’t know that there is no definition for Sinhalese. Presently the Lankawe Aanduwa classifies all Tamil speakers are Ceylon “Tamil Nationality” other than those practicing Islam. Don’t be an idiot for not knowing that and demand Tamils to overrule Aanduwa & redefine Tamils as anybody who speak Tamil. Even if we do that to satisfy you, it is only up to the Aanduwa & Muslims to accept – in other words, it is yours & Somu’s job to take care of. So there it is no point that you and Somu asking us to define the way you like. Do the way you want and have the Birth certificates corrected. But if you two asking Tamils to redefine what Aanduwa treat as Tamils, as technique to indicate to Tamils that you have won on the game of diving Tamils, then we concede that you won. What is there anything shame for us? But none of you baffling can stop us going to UNHRC, UN, ICC…..

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            Dear M

            Respect the attempt yet you are making us feel sorry for what?? There is nothing to be down except explaining the scenario paused to you so we can all learn something??

            It was a sincere question requires sincere answers. Not victimising etc please.

            We should have discussed this face to face in Jaffna and explained to each other…that never happened because thuggery was unleashed by the FP. Now we are more civilised we could have a civilised discussion and share knowledge…do some risk analysis..come up with better solutions etc..To do that one need to respect others….your language is never that..except pushing others into your thinking..results you can see for yourself..we are all victims does not even register to you / why?

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          Further as presently, like you, Muslims work only with National parties; it is yours and Somu’s job to tell Muslims not to come and join National parties but to join Tamil parties, if they are willing to accept the Somu and your definition for “Tamils”.
          We never opposed the Aanduwa’s definitions or rather agreed with, but pleading with Muslims to categorize them too as Tamils. Aanduwa is keeping Muslims & Tamils separate only to marginalize the Tamils. So using the MMDA, Aanduwas automatically reassign a Tamil Nationality to Muslim Nationalist if he/she marries a Muslim. You have no idea about this, but Somu understand these games. That is why his question is talking about all Tamils’ divisions, but not to utilize them to solve Tamils’ problem. You are an ultimate Blah Blah Chappi trying to tell me to answer the question because 1). all can do is hang on a Sinhala Buddhist back as his/her tail, but cannot do something of yours. 2). You have no capacity to understand the internal meaning of Somu’s question.
          If you read the discussion, Somu corrected the question because my answer brought out his explicit racism. Sadly no writing and enlighten you anything because you are hell bent with your revengeful nature to do ultimate damage to Northern Tamils.

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            Dear M

            I do not understand how we have a separate entity discussion called Muslim Either in a Secular Country?? How did Muslims manage to get into this space under the FP/TULF watch?? The fact they speak Tamils should have meant they are owned by the FP/TULF……Indians live in Sinhala homes, 50-50, Federalism, Separatism, Devolution…I country 2 system….unitary state 2 system etc.

            Up until 1970 all was going well for the Nation but when India said it is now Sri Lankan turn to be sodamised FP/TULF opened the flood gates.

            The fact of the matter is FP/TULF do not have an answer/explanation to entire Tamils….nothing was ever explained to them hence the guns introduced to bring “FP/TULF Mafia Order” in Jaffna between 1970-1977-1981 elections. it is a very systematic thuggery and all the trials are pending too.

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              For me it was always the understanding that all the Indians/Muslims/Ceylon Tamil all be living in Jaffna (North and East)once one of FP/TULF solutions are implemented.

              So my question does not have Somas’s need to know what he wants to know but more importantly it assumes all Tamils are going to be in North and East and how you are planning to facilitate them in the given land mass??

              So stop messing about and get on with some answers please.

              Once I am satisfied I will ask the next…next..next questions we can build on what you all had in mind in the past 70 years of FP/TULF politics. Believe me it will be constructive event.

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                You had your turn democratically or otherwise we are where we are I am looking to see if you ever had any clarity as to what you were asking as solutions now you know the consequences of perceived solutions without any Risk Analysis. You have committed some unbelievable amount of crimes you accuse others of…not even knowing others have only learned that from you to date.

                Simple questions requires simple straight forward answers please. Our Children should learn from us how one ask a question to someone who had lead and wanting to lead community in a democracy should one pause a question a mindful and respectful answer should follow encouraging the participants to see more clarity and making oneself available until such clarity is reached for the other. Please let us get the ball rolling.

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                  Let me set the scene for you as follows – You are a Tamil politician identifying a problem in 1948 “Citizens Act”. You are someone brought up with the “Elite” of Sri Lanka and based in Colombo and studied with many in the Governments and their circles. You form a party and set out to make your case why you think any “Tamil Speaking” can not get on with the Sinhalese thereon. The population of SriLanka 5-6 million people. You know the Ceylon Tamil/Indian Tamil/Sinhalese break down. You know very well the issues with the respective communities and the respective breakdown within each communities in a post colonial era. By stating where you choose to stand as a candidate and the journey thereafter please. This way we can build some fact based history with the inept various CT folks and develop the entire script pls.

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                    ” Let me set the scene for you as follows – You are a Tamil politician identifying a problem in 1948 “Citizens Act”.
                    This assumed story should have lost with your fathers property you claims to be lost to theft. (What is the UK’s tax law on foreign Properties owned by tax payers? Do you guys pay tax on it like in Canada USA?) Why is it still here?

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                  You had your turn democratically or otherwise
                  Exactly, you are right that we were pushed here by Siri Ma o and Thiyagarajah’s Republican constitution.

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                So my question does not have Somas’s need to know what he wants to know but more importantly it assumes all Tamils are going to be in North and East and how you are planning to facilitate them in the given land mass??

                Did you read my earlier comment before you start to shed this rubbish?

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              How did Muslims manage to get into this space under the FP/TULF watch?? The fact they speak Tamils should have meant they are owned by the FP/TULF

              That law is under Thiyagarajah’s Appe Aanduwa. Not under any laws of Hakeeministan. Sorry!

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                Dear M

                Why you sound angry in your answers?? It is ok am only your Brother/Fellow Country Man/Stake Holder.

                The point was only that we never risk analysed possible solutions (assuming some segment felt threatened by whatever and we know why) specially that involves all in a land. That is what a democratic mandate does…gives the opportunity for evaluating matters in a civilised and respectable ways.

                We have all lost all we had including the our loved ones is the point. Killing the other is a crime is all what we discuss in CT in the name of human rights. This exactly means that Bro.

                We will get there one day together.

                Have a good day.

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      soman
      _
      “Who are the ‘Tamils’ in Sri Lanka as far as India is concerned.?”

      As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Akand Hindia.
      Sri Lanka’s Tamils from North East are part of Akand Tamilnad.

      You have a choice, either you can be part of Akand Tamilnad or be part of Kerala.

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    What a super gona is this Blind eagle alias HLD. He keeps on repeating the same junk. How does his tamil wife tolerates this moron. This guy should have gone to Geneva to represent Gotta to make more damage to already damaded SL. Pathetic fellow. He and a bunch of clowns are brain washed to repeat the same rubbish. I saw in several TV discussions how the Sinhala panalists who represent appe anduwa talk and present their arguments. No language ability and no substance. The faces expose their emptiness and lack of ability. For money what and what they have to do. Muslim terrorists was paid by Nande. Buddist extremist paid by Nande. This HLD moron was paid by Raja to run his rabid, racist, filthy internet kunu pathare from melbourne. What a shame and how do they face the people.

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    Oh dear this is better than what was proposed to the Red Indians and the Aboriginals of various lands US/Australia/NZ/Canada/South Africa/Palestine…and all other countries we have just destroyed to steel all their resources ever since for our breeding programes..where we all live and call it home too….the modern toilet washer.com called World Tamil Forums…similar to the Zionist version…..we are struggling with Democratic Party politics in the UK a good example of the Brexit voting pattern and in the US yet to be discussed that are changing all the existing definitions at the expense of whom exactly?

    This is the Indian version of “expansionism” look like having inherited the hill country already. Amazing writing indeed VT Sir. I thought you are an LTTE man now realise who is your masters I guess?? better now than never I guess.

    Who could blame Hon MR and the JVP for having such a vision then. Very proud fellow SL could see things well in advance then…..good way to burry all things human rights too.

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      I see The Hindu concept in the picture…good buy the Christians and the Muslims……should please the majority when you live amongst them said the political arm of the BJP.

      Now I know why TNA got our Hon CJ from Colombo. He even changed the name of the schools in Karainagar just to get The Hindu philosophy going…a very inconvenient truth for the UNCHR to deal I guess.

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    I do not know why Mr. V Thangavelu gives recognition, prominence and credence to empty rhetoric of Hindia.

    By this empty rhetoric, Hindia actually aid and abet the structural genocide and all other desecrations and destruction in NorthEast including people the Sri Lankan State is now carrying out in unprecedented rapid pace; so that Hindia expect that Tamil question in the Island will meet natural death in time when and if sori Sri lankan State might relent on selective provisions of the so called 13th amendment, which is nothing.

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      Correct India is not going to anything. Mark my word as usual it will betray the Thamizh and vote for the Chingkallams or abstain . It is only playing lip service to Eezham Thamizh rights but in reality hand in glove with the Chingkallams in the Eezham Thamizh genocide. If they really wanted they can get the Sri Lankan state to implement the 13th amendment in its entirety but they will not . The Chingkallams also know this and are now openly poking fun of India but India still grovels to the Chingkallams , as both want Thamizh in the island to die off. This Thangavelu is only providing comedy here, just like the old Thamizh movie comedian Thangavelu.

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        At least China knows what they want and the Chingkallams also know what they want. Even if they ruin the country and its economy. India is seen as weak and wishy washy. No wonder no one respects them and soon the ungrateful Chingkallams will teach a good lesson to India when they allow China to set up house on their back door step. India thinks if the Thamizh issue is dead then the Chingkallams will run back to them. They can dream on. The Chingkallams are taking India for a ride and are very good at this duplicitous diplomacy. They have been doing this from ancient times very well. Setting up and playing one South Indian power against another for their survival and during the European colonial era inviting one or another European power to take over the island. Just like the way they fooled the British and the Colombo based Thamizh elite to hand power to them in 1948 by promising all sorts of things but in reality they had already planned the destruction of the Eezham Thamizh and fulfill the Mahavamsa fairy tale promise that the island will only be for the Chingkallams. Now thanks to British , the then foolish so called Thamizh elite and now India the Chingkallams are soon realizing their dream.

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        Pandi Kutti,
        What I am about to say applies to you as well as to many others on this forum.
        .
        India does politics for her comfort. (So does any other country.) However, keeping Tamils of Sri Lanka on their side has gotten imperative for them. Reason. Sri Lanka is hell bent to bringing in China within its area of influence. That is a detrimental to India’s ambitions and aspirations.
        .
        Tamils stand to benefit, as a result.
        .
        I’ll touch on one more reason. (I could elaborate, but not necessary at present.)
        .
        India has its prestige to uphold. It hates being seen outsmarted by a tiny neighbour.

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          What you state is 100% correct but will they?

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          ” Sri Lanka is hell bent to bringing in China within its area of influence.”
          That is quite an amusing thought.

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        Pandi thanbi,

        Something I can agree you with at last

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      You are correct Mr. Thangavelu is only dreaming. If India comes strongly against Sri Lanka it will be a delightful surprise but I doubt it . India as usual will be wishy washy and will either indirectly or openly will support the Sinhalese. It has always betrayed the Tamils in the island and will continue to do so, even to its own detriment. A Tamil population living with full rights and equality , with their lands and borders secure from Sinhalese encroachment and racism and Islamic extremism, is also security for India and its Southern flank or borders. Once the Tamil population in the NE of the island is destroyed and their lands taken over by the Sinhalese and others, who are basically very anti Indian, India is leaving itself open to very hostile powers along it Southern flank. If the Indians themselves do not want to recognize this, then it is to their own peril. Let them pander to Sinhalese racism . I have already posted many comments about this and will not waste time. Let this Thangavelu keep on dreaming . At least he has his dreams to give him some solace. We do not.

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    Thanga always draws a rosy picture or bleak picture. He is not understanding how JR turned Mrs. Gandhi’s India into an anti Tamil superpower using a weak Indian PM Rajiv.

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    India is an Old dog holding on to the 13A bone…….
    JRJ and Rjeeve Gandhi signed a pact long time ago now both of them are no more.

    What happened Rajeeve Ghandhi was hammered by a Sinhala sailor and bumped off by the LTTE.

    What can the SLPP offer the Tamils?

    SLPP should engauge with the Tamils and sort this out amicably NO foreign power can bring lasting peace to Sri Lanka.

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    India is no friend of Sri Lanka. China is not a great friend either. You have a situation where you have to pick the lesser of two evils. In this scenario China is way better choice than India. Unlike China
    India is trying to influence Sri Lankan politics throught Tamils. Everyone is asking who was behind Saharan but who was behind the LTTE ? The LTTE had clear links to India. India forced Sri Lanka to sign 13A. Thanks to JR’s cowardice we inherited that garbage. Now they want to us to go beyond 13A

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    “Coming on the heels of the Sri Lankan government reneging on the 2019 Colombo Port Memorandum of Agreement, Sri Lanka cleared a Chinese energy project in three islands off the Jaffna peninsula that are barely 50 km from the Tamil Nadu coast’

    Few thousand mile border exist between India and China. That is zero distance from each other and ever so moving too.

    Many Chinese and Indians around the world make love regularly and are making babies and grand children together for centuries.

    Your case making missing basis for Separation or Devolution kindly state.

    1. Population growth factor – or you are hoping enough war along the electrified/land-mined boarder for centuries to come no issue about the population growth correct?
    2.Can you make the case for the actual placement of the entire Tamils speaking of Sri Lanka (Muslims/Indian Tamils/Ceylon Tamils) in your land mass along with the already exciting minus the Sinhalese go and take over the space left in the Hill country and Colombo etc.
    3. You have a mandate within Tamils speaking for this let alone amongst the Sinhalese for your thoughts.
    4. You have agreed how you going to allocate land for Mosques and Temples in the North and East for the mixed living of both or is there a separate agenda you are not telling us?

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    The author quotes a statement purported to be by the Indian Ambassador. The reality is that in any given country, if certain groups of people feel that their Aspirations for Equality, Justice, Peace & Dignity is not met they rebel, insurgencies spring and finally the occurrence of rampant terrorism thus threatening the Unity and Territorial integrity of the country. How true when we consider the Indian example itself. The Naga attack on the Indian army in 2015 and many more are shining examples. India sports about 870 ethnicities. We have less than 10. Yet the Indian constitution is not enough to contain the Aspirations etc. of these people who feel that they are marginalized. Then how can a word for word copy of the Indian constitution embodying the 13th amendment of the Sri Lankan constitution be the solution to meet the aspirations of all our ethnicities? The purported statement alludes only to Tamils in Sri Lanka. What about the Muslims, Burghers, both Portuguese and Dutch, Malays, and the local aborigines? Is India as well as the author imply that in any ethnicity other than Tamil is insignificant in Sri Lanka? If so, both parties are breeding ethnic disunity here.

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      Dear GS

      There were no political problems in Sri Lanka in the first place.

      Only problem that existed post Independence needed immediate attention were

      (1) Sinhalese get to study and needed their language immediately in place for recovery.
      (2) Sinhalese needed employment opportunities accordingly in a fair Nation.
      (3) Sinhalese needed to have a fair plan that made them equals in their own land with a sense of ownership.
      (4) Buddhism needed its place back in the Nation having been savaged by the incoming colonial Christian missions and the immigrant Muslims from India during the Colonial times as Traders.
      (5) Oppressed Tamils needed education in Tamil as they did not have access to English the same way as the rural Sinhalese.
      (6) Immigrant Indians at the estates needed tone addressed as this tooth entire land mass belong to the Sinhalese and they were civilised enough to limit the returnees to last 10 year arrivals the very civilised standards followed at the time by any mans standards.

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        The 1956 could have and should’ve been a solution to all the people should we have all studied Sinhalese was a great solution.

        FP having rubbed the Sinhalese in the wrong end 1949 with the Citizenship act Sinhalese were kind enough to allow limited use in Tamil Majority area our premier paid the price with his life. The Tamils came about not because of the FB asking first because of the loss of the loved English that made them loose social status amongst the rest.

        It was a normal country thereafter until Tamils started seeing the FP its irrelevance and rather a burden to their progress…..all hell broke loose and we all get to see the thugs under the lawyers clothing. It is spike as that….our children died…India took advantage of the open doors by the FP/TULF Mafia with the Tamil Nadu Mafia. Nothing to do with Sri Lankan nor Indian people.

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          Yes keep on blaming the FP for state sponsored Chingkalla racist policies. Son of a turncoat who is also a turncoat following in his father’s footsteps. Proving the saying “The apple does not fall far from the tree.” Chingkallams were kind enough to allow limited use of Thamizh ! Are you mad? What the Chingkallams are the masters and the Thamizh their slaves, where the master is being kind enough to allow the slave or servant some liberties eg speaking in their own language. Do you realize what you are posting and the idiotic statements you make? By trying to fawn to your Chingkalla masters you are confirming that the Thamizh are second class citizens with no equal rights in their own land and the Chingkalla racists are their ruling masters.

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            Why only limited use turncoat and and son of the Thamizh traitor. Thamizh is still the mother tongue and first language of 25% of the island’s population and the majority language in all the eight districts of the north and east. As well as in Nuweraliya in the Central province and is the mother tongue of sizeable minority in places like Colombo, Kandy, Puttlalam and Negombo. It has an older history in the island than Chingkallam . It should have been made an official language in par with Chingkallam and everyone in the island compulsorily made to study both languages.

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          FP having rubbed the Sinhalese in the wrong end?
          Which end? Front or rear?

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            SJ

            I have to check with many generations of the businessmen from Jaffna who has kingdoms set up in every Sinhala village for generations…done well for themselves buying and selling things to the rural folks down south.

            Many have several family one in Jaffna and many down south too. It was also said during the riots many of their children settled their scores too.

            Good question which side it was rubbed?? for sure was rubbed some of my village local wife’s choose not to remind them of these things during their occasional visit home…that led to more local children too.

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              There are many things not said out in the open regards to ethics/values/morals/temples/family values… etc. Better to burry..god would not have seen..even if he did building another temple should wash all the sins way anyway was the believe…

              The same supported the FP.TULF and were back in their business world next day..so life went on…then came the guns (and the Indians) was too late to deal with the duplicity….where duplicity met with more duplicities we lost where we began altogether…..there is no Clarity-Focus-Precision in any thing we do nor we say……we are just in our own bubble…no god can help. ..

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                The same applies to many teachers and doctors too to the hill countries (not all)…never took their positions serious nor served them all any better…..responsibility/accountability was the same since the Independence..when I did not have to care for the Sinhalese who could not study in English..onus is on me to say let us do this in a way so all can benefit identifying the gaps..no one did..civil service was the same/army positions were the same/university entrance were the same…so what does Independence means for the rural Sinhalese/Tamils/Estate workers ?? it was a crime against humanity in a scale no one will ever comprehend this thuggery on the innocent….now the tables are turned.

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                  Even now you see no one want to discuss a point together and take ownership….somehow is all about winning something the prize is not even there anymore…..blind leading the blind out of shear cockiness delivered nothing to masses does not matter who..we are the most worst form of selfish people I have ever seen in the world…could not even care another mans child.

                  Do we have records of what we did when we went around the world…many white children are sleeping on the street no one will give one their homes/investments/garden space with a pot for them to sleep….never ending roll and counting dollars..not even to return the compassion that saved the day….would not even bother to list the crimes..spare me the responsibility.

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              “It was also said during the riots many of their children settled their scores too.”
              So you say that it was the bastard children of Tamils who were responsible for the carnage.
              I wonder what EE or the retired army man will have to say about this.

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                SJ

                “So you say that it was the bastard children of Tamils who were responsible for the carnage”

                Not 100% Sir… It says more than that our duplicity and the way we analyses facts..to analyse facts one need to laid down facts too…..most of this history presented by FP was shaped by themselves for their own agandas. When people started voting them out in 1970 onwards the response was violence…well before the full blown war footing that ensued much later in the late 80’s onwards then all was lost from the beginning anyway.

                You see the facts now being laid down by whoever the A to Z in CT fellow beings……when you want to exchange thoughts/reflect on matters as the living vs dead then come the new inventions ….opposition to FP was fraud/individuals accumulated wealth/selfish people frauds the system/traitors and turncoats etc.

                This is why I am on CT where I need to be to analyse this scenario to the full extent so we do not loose all there is to be salvaged anymore.

                As a starter we need o have parties with National policies and we need the MP’s to report through their Website their surgery report/action list/progress report/mile stone/calendar/MOM’s/hurdles in meeting the progress of the action list period.

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                  Your reference to people as Bastards is not my human right values sorry.

                  We are all equals is why we have law and order so no one play god with another mans life. We state facts if known and ask/verify if not. If questioned be mindful and answer. That you do very well to help us all..respect.

                  There is nothing for me to win over the other here and one need to stop making reference Sinhala etc is as racist as any other…I do not wrong someone because I was wronged is the motto/morals for a progressive society we conflict manage and resolve.

                  The biggest problem I realise is the information/facts/referencing is not simply there for fellow citizens to analysis/revisit matters accordingly. We need to fix this and this CT forum should play a major part in that contribution.

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                    “Your reference to people as Bastards is not my human right values sorry.”
                    *
                    I did not call anyone a bastard. I said “bastard children”, a term that has clear meaning in language and law.
                    Bastard is a common adjective to refer to mixed origin like in bastard file. Have you come across the book ‘The Untold Story of English, “Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue”‘.
                    *
                    It was you who claimed “It was also said during the riots many of their children settled their scores too.”
                    Were these children legitimate? Did any real father admit paternity at any stage?
                    *
                    It was not people that I referred to, but a group that you in other words identified as bastard children of Tamils.
                    The offence is in your words and mind.

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                      Thank you SJ..Got it Sir.

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        Dear Rumble2021,
        My comment is directed at the purported statement by the Indian Ambassador and to all those who deify it. I have not dealt with the ground situation.
        Cheers!

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          Dear GS

          We need to make reference to Malaysia and Singapore where immigrants settled during the colonial times their hands were forced to share their knowledge with the locals. That worked for those Nations.

          Yes there are blatent flaws and that part of the journey we fix…we do not break some thing but notch it/tweak it in the right direction. This applies to all our communities and their journey within their own ghettos too. Leadership and Navigation is what our leaders did too. Every move was misinterpreted/mis represenetd by the FP for their political interest. This is not the job scope of any elected in a Nation and in the process they are responsible for the entire carnage to date.

          How did we allow this is what we need to fix to avoid future blunders. As part of the crime investigation we need to cover from 1970 in Jaffna. To cleanse our space of all the criminals this is where the journey should start for Justice for all and the UN lessons learned how a bunch of lawyers conducted their own family business in a democracy helping themselves with our lives.

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      Bad Sense or Senseless. Yes what about the Muslims , Burghers both Portuguese and Dutch and the Malays. Yes what about them Senseless? Unlike the indigenous Eezham Thamizh of the north and east who have even an older history in the island than the Chingkallams and have owned ruled their lands, all these people are descended from recent immigrants and most of them are very negligible in numbers not even 20000. Being a Muslim is a religious identity and not an ethnic identity. They are Thamizh by ethnicity. A little bit of Arab or Camel due to some Arab or Camel frolicking with a low caste Thamizh harlot convert does not make them Arab Camel or anything else they are still Thamizh. Moreover these so called Sri Lankan Muslims are fairly recent immigrants from South India and the vast majority moves over here during the British era. They have no ancient history of owning land or ruling . Malays are also Muslim by religion but correctly identify themselves by their ethnicity . They are recent immigrants and very small in numbers. Due to your racist policies more than 90% of the island’s Burghers have fled the island never to return . They were a very small community and now made even smaller. Not even 10000 and are soon getting assimilated into the Chingkallams identity, so what about them.

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        They are recent immigrants and very small in numbers. Due to your racist policies more than 90% of the island’s Burghers have fled the island never to return . They were a very small community and now made even smaller. Not even 10000 and are soon getting assimilated into the Chingkallams identity, so what about them. Comparing all these small recently migrated people or the large ethnically Thamizh Muslim who are also recent immigrants from South India with the Native Eezham Thamizh with an ancient history is a deliberate ploy by racist Chingkallams like you Jadam/Gadam like you to deliberately muddy the waters and the international community is not fooled by these antics. This is like someone here had stated many times, comparing the native Scots and Welsh of Britain and their rights with the recent immigrants from South Asia and the Caribbean.
        They are recent immigrants and very small in numbers. Due to your racist policies more than 90% of the island’s Burghers have fled the island never to return . They were a very small community and now made even smaller. Not even 10000 and are soon getting assimilated into the Chingkallams identity, so what about them. Comparing all these small recently migrated people or the large ethnically Thamizh Muslim who are also recent immigrants from South India with the Native Eezham Thamizh with an ancient history is a deliberate ploy by racist Chingkallams like you Jadam/Gadam like you to deliberately muddy the waters and the international community is not fooled by these antics. This is like someone here had stated many times, comparing the native Scots and Welsh of Britain and their rights with the recent immigrants from South Asia and the Caribbean.

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    Tamils were forcefully brought to Sri Lanka as slaves by British and Dutch. Now North Indian Hindu politicians and pretending to be Tamil politicians in Tamil Nadu don’t want the Tamils back in Tamil Nadu. Remember Karunanidi and Ramachandran requested Indian government to send IPKFs to stop Tamils returning to Tamil Nadu.
    /
    30 years of stupid Tamil Eelam terrorism cost Sri Lanka almost $2 trillion dollars in all. Opportunist Tamil Nadu has bagged the foreign direct investments that should have come in Sri Lanka’s way. Or maybe that was the intention of India from the beginning, to sabotage Sri Lanka’s economy. Notice how Tamil Nadu economy has developed while Tamil Nadu/India created LTTE terrorist organisation ruining Sri Lanka’s economy, stability and scaring the foreign direct investors away.
    /
    India shares 3500km border with China. And there is Chinese presence in Pakistan, Myanmar and Nepal as well. So it’s ridiculers of India to object Chinese projects with Sri Lanka. India made similar objections to recently closed down Voice of America radio station in Puttalama. India claimed America was going to spy on India. But now India is in the Quad with America.
    Illegal 13th Amendment is dead on arrival.

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    Look at all the posts of most Sinhalese bloggers here. One thing is clear that they are so deluded and brainwashed with the Mahavamsa myth, that the island is their sole property, completely ignoring the fact that 1/3 -40% of the island have always been occupied and ruled by various Tamil tribes from prehistoric times until European colonisation or the fact that most of the so called Sinhalese rulers, ruling families and dynasties had a local Naga Tamil or South Indian Tamil or Tamil speaking origin like in the case of the Naickers. They are so blind and brainwashed by their elite and politicians that they cannot see or do not want to see what they are doing. All the destruction, war crimes , the large scale ethnic cleansing and structural genocide that is being committed by their governments, elite, armed forces and their hate driven most un Buddhist Sinhalese Buddhist clergy with a very un Christian Catholic Cardinal now also joining into this racist melee. They either really believe or have been convinced to believe that they are the victims, instead of the perpetrators and oppressors of all these horrible war crimes. Even the ones that having a lovely life in the west, like the Blind Eagle and should know better.

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      Not really. Sri Lanka was invaded by South India. But they were short lived. They were never able to place a dynasty here. Even the later Aryachakravathi Dynasty was a puppet state of Portuguese. So, go spread your lies else where.

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    Eagle eye true to form is feigning ignorance. He knows the answers but he is pretending.

    Can someone please elaborate on what are these ‘rights of the Tamil community?
    Also, please tell:
    (1) What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala?
    (i) A Sinhalese person gets a letter from a government department but the Tamil person do not get it in Tamil. He gets it in Sinhala.
    (ii) A statement to the police by a Sinhalese is recorded in Sinhalese. On the contrary, a statement by a Tamil is recorded in Sinhala and asked to sign without knowing the contents.

    (2) What is it that the minorities do not enjoy because they are the minority which the majority enjoys because they are the majority?
    (i) The religion of the majority Sinhalese Buddhists is given “foremost place under Article 9 of the Sri Lankan Constitution” but no such place to Hinduism/Islam.
    (ii) The country’s National Anthem is sung only in Sinhalese and not in Tamil.
    (iii) Since independence 500,000 Sinhalese have been settled in the North and East at state expense, but not a single Tamil has been settled in the rest of the island at state expense!

    (3) What is legally, constitutionally and legislatively given to the majority that is not given to the minorities?
    (i) Language rights, religious rights, land rights and cultural rights.

    (4) What is it that the Sinhala Buddhists are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala Buddhists?
    (i) Though the Sinhalese constitute 74.9 % of the population,
    (a) the Administrative Service is 90% Sinhalese,
    (b) the Army/Navy/ Air Force 98% Sinhala Buddhist,
    (c) the Police Force is 90% Sinhalese,
    (d) the Foreign Service/Diplomatic posting 99% Sinhalese.
    (e) the Judiciary is manned by 90% Sinhalese. Out of 11 Supreme Court Judges, only one is a Tamil! Out of 12 Appeal Court Judges, none of them is a Tamil. Thankfully the President of the Court of Appeal is a Muslim.
    (More to follow)

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      It was not like that in 1970 in Jaffna….if this is happening now in Jaffna then let us the FP/TULF know who will fix it with our GoSL…after all TNA is alive because of our Soldiers am sure they can have a private chat to resolve this …once we resolve these issues then why would we need the TNA?? is a chicken and egg scenario regard to FP/TULF politics…need to send them to Tamil Nadu to start the new causes in India.

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      Why the hell are you lying. This doesn’t happen. All gov documents have all three languages. Tamil is a recognized National Language. Do you even live in SL or are you blind. What Kind of lies are you spreading All government offices in Tamil Majority districts are run by Tamil people. These things happened in before the war. But everything is different now. Why are trying so hard to smear the GoSL. Look at this offense sheet that the police give when you break the law on the road, “https://elakiri.com/threads/පොලිස්-දඩ-කොළය.1384914/“. Not only this all Gov documentation is written on all three languages. In 2021, No Tamil is at a disadvantage than a Sinhalese person. They have their own Classrooms, Tv stations, Schools. And all the things you could ask for. Please keep your vile ideas to your self.

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        Y11
        Look at what happens in practice.
        I could not record a statement in Tamil at the Police station in Uppuveli, 3 km north of Trincomalee.

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          SJ

          “I could not record a statement in Tamil at the Police station in Uppuveli, 3 km north of Trincomalee.”

          All because your old flame and her husband planted the seeds with Sinhala only language policy part of achieving your Socialist goals. Again after much destruction the weeping widow made sure the language policy was not rectified and further crooks brought in and added chapter 2 to the constitution.

          And you like us to believe she was good for the country.

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        Dear Yasiru11,
        Have you seen ALL “government documents” yourself?

        Even birth certificates are issued to Tamils in Sinhala only. This happens even when specifically requested in Trilingual format per the laws of the country, and , in the event of refusal by the government department, conceding to bilingual with the official link language or just in the link language alone. But only to be refused and issued a Sinhala only document.

        What I have described here is a real life incident, close to home. The clerk told the Tamil parent, this is Sinhala country! This happened in the Colombo district during the Yahapalana years.

        What Thanga has stated in (1)(i) & (ii) are undoubtedly realities in the North.

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          Just to clarify, I don’t doubt that birth certificates issued to Tamils in the North and perhaps in the Northeast record the information in Tamil but don’t know if those are trilingual.

          Not having trilingual proficient staff can be a practical reason but the reason shouldn’t be that “this is a Sinhala country”, because it isn’t.

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          Please look at a Birth Certificate before jumping to conclusions. They have all the three languages PRINTED to them. Systemic racism and nationalist racism are two different things. don’t mix those two up. I believe that what you said is true. Bigots are everywhere in SL. But I can’t see how publishing fake histories and defaming GoSL is gonna change those bigots’ minds.

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            Yasiru11,
            The blank birth certificate form itself is trilingual and has been for many decades as are the other government forms I have seen.

            But when the certificate is issued to a parent for their newly born, at minimum, the details recorded on the form should be in the child’s chosen official language (i.e., the choice would be their mother tongue for most citizens of this country) and the link language.

            But it was refused and issued in Sinhala only for someone in my Tamil family. This happened within the last 5 years in the Colombo district.

            Decades ago, my own birth certificate was issued in Tamil only, which is my mother tongue, and which both my parents could read. I do wish it was in English as well.

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            As for racism, those who experience it and in whichever region it is experienced in this country are in the best position to speak of it.

            Bullying anyone genuinely speaks from their experiences, calling them liars, and shutting them up isn’t going to do away with whichever form or class of racism that exists.

            The willingness and the utmost receptiveness to hearing and understanding the genuine grievances of those folks is necessary. Dialogue is needed for gain understanding; this understanding is bidirectional.

            Thanga’s statements shouldn’t be dismissed at anyone’s whim.

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    “The unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka depends on fulfilling the aspirations of the Tamil people for equality, justice, peace and dignity.”

    This is false. The unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka depends on the successful efforts of the security forces to weed out terrorist uprisings when they are still in the stage of inception. JR was ready to do this in 1987 – refer to “Operation Vadaramatchi” – when India forcibly intervened. At that time, India thought it could play the part of peace broker. Instead, the IPKF was sent home in body bags. The lesson for India is not to meddle in the affairs of foreign countries, as it does not have a capable military to support its agenda.

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    Tamils say they want federalism . When India was ready to give federalism, LTTE chased them out and killed their PM. We can assume the LTTE never wanted federalism. LTTE wanted a Marxist, mono-ethnic (one race) state. Silly Diaspora supported and funded this idea for 30 years because of 1983 Black July. The Diaspora hires expensive white lawyers and lobbies the UN to go after GOSL for “war crimes”, yet the Diaspora is entirely silent on the crimes perpetrated by the LTTE. Also, the Diaspora does not tell their White friends about the Black Tigers who blew themselves up on behalf of VP, or the cyanide capsules handed out to 12 year old children. Surely there are rational, sane Tamil voices, such as the author. These rational voices need to disengage from the Diaspora and the LTTE mouthpiece, TNA. Align with a mainstream party such as the JVP. Federalism may be possible in 30 or 40 years. Assuming certain sections of the Tamils stop asking for a separate state based on a fake history.

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    lESTER

    Pl. don’t distort history. The TNA is not asking for separation. TNA is asking for the right to internal self-determination in a united, undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka. What it means is maximum possible power-sharing must be effected within a united, undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka.

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