21 October, 2020

Blog

Tamil Casteist Racism: Implications – Part II

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

We should be absolutely clear in our minds why racism in the caste-ridden societies of South Asia can be expected to have an altogether peculiar virulence. Otherwise we cannot grasp why the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka is so recalcitrant to solution that it threatens even to become an eternal imbroglio. South Asian racism has its roots in Hinduism and Buddhism: both enjoin belief in rebirth and in the theory of karma according to which one’s station in this life is determined by right and wrong action in past lives. Inequality and the hierarchical ordering of society in terms of caste are therefore given a religious or transcendental legitimation. It has to be expected that in such societies the drive to regard the Other as inferior or dangerous or both can be overpowering.

The writer has pointed out that ethnic conflicts in the world are very rare but they have been commonplace and spectacular in South Asia, citing as instances the butchering of over a million during the Partition, Sri Lanka’s racist civil war in which a hundred thousand have died and there is no prospect of a solution, and the breakup of Pakistan due to the inability of the West Pakistanis to accept political primacy being given to the East Pakistan “junglies”. The record shows that racism in South Asia has been far more lethal and destructive than in any other comparable region of the world.

The writer will now point to the significance of the prevalence and power of the neo-Fascist ideology of Hindutva in present-day India. The present writer holds that as originally formulated by Savarkar in 1923 Hindutva was not a neo-Fascist ideology because it postulated an inclusive Indic identity, inclusive of the Muslims also: after all the present writer is himself postulating an Indic commonality behind racism in South Asia. But there has for long been an ambiguity about Hindutva because after the formation of the RSS as its political incarnation it came to stand for Hindu dominance. We see the ambiguity today in Prime Minister Modi: he wants to be true to the original noble vision of an inclusive Hindutva but his appointments to high office show a preference for rabid anti-Muslim racists. In practice today therefore Hindutva in action is kith and kin to the populist neo-Fascist movements that are pullulating in several parts of the globe. The difference is that they are newfangled movements whereas the Hindutva movement has flourished in India since the second half of the ‘seventies. The important point is that a neo-Fascist ideology has been very powerful in India as nowhere else in the world since the Second World War. That cannot be accidental. Hindutva should be seen as part of the syndrome – originating in Hinduism and Buddhism – that has led to virulent racism in South Asia. The basic drive is to see the Other as inferior or dangerous or both.

The writer will now make some observations on Tamil casteist racism, taking as illustrative material Tamil Islamophobic attacks on him. Some years ago he started publishing weekly articles in the Island which a little later came to be published simultaneously in the Colombo Telegraph. Initially the responses from Tamil readers, including from Fr. S.J Emmanuel of the Global Tamil Forum, were totally positive and an expatriate magazine in Canada published a couple of the articles in Tamil translation. All that was not in the least surprising as over the decades the writer had acquired a solid reputation as someone who was extremely sympathetic to the Tamils and extremely hostile to Sinhalese racism, of which he himself had been a spectacular victim from 1977 to 1994. That reputation was established through a great many articles published in the Lanka Guardian, the Island, a weekly column for two years in the Tamil-owned Weekend Express, and also through participation in many seminars and public meetings. It is worth mentioning that the TNA leader Mr. Sampanthan told the writer that he not only read his articles in the Weekend Express but cut out and kept copies of them.

Suddenly, and to practically everyone’s surprise, attacks on the articles started to appear in the Colombo Telegraph. It was not a case of this or that article being found wanting over errors of fact or argument. Every article was subjected to withering dismissive attack by seven to ten persons. The message being conveyed was clearly that Editors should reject anything and everything from this writer. They were clearly concerted attacks that went on for several weeks, subsided for a brief while, resumed again in full force for several more weeks and then stopped altogether. The attacks were possibly concerted by the rump LTTE. Thereafter however unconcerted attacks by two, three, or more persons against practically every article by this writer have continued to this day.

Quite early on after the attacks began, this writer noticed some peculiar features about them. Practically all of them were by persons using nom de plumes that declared a Tamil identity. The attacks were usually characterized by what this writer came to call “hysterical hatred and mad dog rage”. The attacks were mainly on the ground that this writer had been notorious for decades for his rabid anti-Tamil racism. That charge suffices by itself to show how utterly mad the Tamil casteist racists can be. This writer has written more than one article refuting that charge in detail and will therefore mention here just one detail. It is that in decades of writing on the ethnic problem he has never even once applied the term “terrorist” to the LTTE because he has steadfastly held that relentless State terrorism from 1977 to 1983 left the Tamils with no alternative but to take to arms, and therefore the LTTE should be regarded as the expression of a national liberation movement though it was of a retrograde tribalist order.

According to established convention writers in the Colombo Telegraph don’t reply to attacks against them except occasionally to correct errors of fact. This writer followed that convention. But he noticed after some time that the attacks against him were unique. Practically every article by a well-known Sinhalese writer provoked attacks of a very vicious sort. As an intellectual, a writer, and political analyst he is quite exceptional and for that reason alone his writings can be expected to provoke a terrible hatred. In addition he is a political activist who sides with this or that politician or this or that political party, and that of course can be expected to draw flak in ample measure. But the attacks against him have never been racist and have had nothing like the hysterical hatred and mad dog rage characterizing the attacks against the present writer. What was on display was Tamil racism, a contributory factor to the ethnic imbroglio that has not been recognized by Westerners who tend to see the imbroglio only in terms of Sinhalese racism. It seemed to the writer therefore that he should respond to the attacks as that would build up a solid body of material exposing Tamil racism. That was done, and some time ago therefore the writer desisted from making any further responses to attacks. The attacks themselves diminished greatly in number.

But they have revived vigorously in recent weeks, showing the same hatred and rage as before. The reason is that the writer had the temerity to announce that he intended writing a series on the arts, on literature, films etc. The Tamil reaction to that can only be explained in term of a caste mentality that assigns to the Muslims a very lowly place in society, something akin to that of the Sakkilis whose main function was to clean toilets. A Tamil wrote that he found it utterly absurd that the present writer should want to write on the arts, the same Tamil who earlier wrote that the Muslims are multiplying “like piglets” and who sees nothing wrong in imaging Muslim children as “piglets”. Another Tamil wrote that the Muslims are multiplying “like rats”. He has been bellowing for many long months that the Muslims are really low caste Tamils – he has sometimes been explicit that they are the products of intermarriage with the Sakkilis. The writer leaves it to the interested reader to turn to the CT archives for further details showing the depth of Tamil Islamophobic hatred and rage.

The main reason why the Tamils insist on a solution only through devolution is their caste mentality. They are satisfied with fair and equal treatment in the West and elsewhere without any devolution at all, but not here. The reason is that the caste mentality dictates that they be the equals of the Sinhalese or superior to them in Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese are also cursed with the caste mentality. Consequently it is difficult to believe that devolution with the emphasis on identity and ethnic difference can ever lead to a political solution. That solution can come only through a fully functioning democracy with adequate safeguards for legitimate minority interests. The campaign against devolution should not be left o the extremists.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 1
    17

    Izeth is right about SouthAsian religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. They are ancient and outdated religions.I hope Srilankans will realize this. Caste divisions exist in both Hindu and Buddhist religions.The privileged caste prevents the lower castes from going up the ladder.

    • 16
      1

      And one new religion keeps half of humanity, women, is purdah and perpetual slavery. First free them before talking about other things. Look within yourselves first.

      • 11
        2

        “Tamil Casteist Racism”: Izeth Hussain has become crazy with such theories. Castism is not racism – it is a form of dicrimination in Hindu and Buddhist communities in India and Sri Lanka.

        As he gets older, Izeth Hussain comes out with wiered imaginations of his own.

        It would be wise for him to back away from such crazy theories and retire gracefully. Would he?

        • 6
          1

          I have been travelling for sometime. Wherever I can, I have followed CT regularly. Once again, I notice Mr. Izeth Hussain fighting with several readers – simultaneously. That is, of course, his business.

          He crosses swords not only with Tamils, as he tries to give this a communal twist – but with others as well. That includes Muslims too. The naked truth is like some incurable diseases, we will have to suffer some peculiar aberrations now and then in this great drama of life. Unfortunately, Izeth is ours In the CT. We have no alternative but to grin and bear.

          Backlash

          • 0
            1

            Our Backie is back at it again. Grin and bear? Unbelievable. Do you really believe that the Editors of the Island, the CT, and the SL Guardian publish my articles because their readers “grin and bear” them? You are bonkers Backie boy. But you do have to grin and bear, not my articles, but the whackings I have been delivering to you – IH

            • 1
              0

              Thank you, Izeth Nana, for the welcome words. I thought I was your only bete noire here. I notice you have since increased the list quite a bit. Pompous, pugnacious, intolerant, lacking in diplomacy, full of curses and rage as always you remain in your element. I dare say you are what they call a necessary evil – to differentiate between the good and the other side in a harmonious environment.

              Backlash

              • 0
                1

                Backie boy – don’t evade the point. Your “grin and bear” is so far from the truth that it shows that you have been deranged by racist hatred. I was expecting the familiar Tamil jibe about lack of diplomacy. Try to understand that for me dealing with you and the likes of you is like attending to my toilet needs in the mornings. Diplomatic finesse is not for the lavatory bowl. Begone! – IH

            • 0
              1

              IH, why don’t you lash the back of this monkey worshipper and kick him out. You want me to do it?

      • 0
        3

        So you want to keep the old odd as it is? Does any Muslim woman come out and say to free them from slavery? If it is just your assumption, Islam can’t help you.

        Muslim women in Purdah only sympathize how non-Muslim women struggle in their lives, especially in SL.

        It is you guys, with your illusive, unfairly treatment towards women, you make them slaves in the open jail day in and day out.

        How many of you can’t run your family without your women earning? How many of you care damn about your women’s daily struggle from leaving out to reaching home on a daily basis? How many of you know the harassings women undergo in the patriarchal society?

        From nasty chivalrous abusing bus conductors to sharing the seat with smelly misbehaving drug addicts, from sexually abusing office peons to bosses, from gender discrimination to social & religious discrimination women has to tolerate in their daily life.

        And the fear and suspicion on the unexpected back home with her husband and children that are another burden women have to tackle every minute.

        These are the ugly side of a page in so-called average SL’s free woman’s diary. And this doesn’t happen to Muslim women. So what is wrong in Muslim women sympathizing other women?

        So your agreement is “I give you freedom, but you earn”. That also means I don’t care as long as you work and earn to support me.

        • 2
          0

          In your law, if a woman is abused, you are trying to become a police, a lawyer and the judge, but not want to be a witness. But, what women want is, if a woman is abused by man, just be a witness or complainer to police. Don’t take the law into you hand, without a woman complaining you conducting an investigation , come to a conclusion that a man had abused her and pass verdict she has to wear the burqa and stay inside the house prison. Women does want a law if they complain only that is investigated and the criminal only punished, not the victim.

          If you are honest or true start a campaign to call for a referendum to modify the MMDA in Lankawe. Then you will see what result is. Those all women that you are pitting(Tamil and Sinhalese) for will overwhelmingly vote have their sisters released from the house arrest.

          Could you write in two or three sentences please, the lawyer who deal all
          cases of sextually absued women in the buses? All are the cases completed or still some are left in the court? Can you tell me how many of the complains that you still have in you hand not solved?

          • 0
            1

            Mallaiyuran,

            “what women want is, if a woman is abused by man, just be a witness or complainer to police”

            Everyone is entitled to act stupid once in awhile, but you really abuse the privilege it seems.

            Forcing Muslim women not to wear Burqa is uncivilized and like asking Tamil women not to wear ‘pottu’ or have flowers in their hairs. Though it is part of your culture, in Muslims case, it is part of their religion that is their faith. Imagine how naive you guys are to act uncivilized in this, just because of your own phobia?

            Even though those days I wouldn’t near Tamil women with Pottu and Saree due to fear of being a suicide bomber, I never publically rejected them wearing a puttu or saree – With all the security concerns those days.

            MMDA has to be reformed, no doubt about it. But what does that got to do with fake freedom and Burqa you’re talking about? You woman to increase number of modern-slaves in the form of giving them fake freedom?

            For you to understand the public abuse and strugglings women undergo in their daily life, you want supporting docs from lawyers and police complaints?

            That itself shows the level of respect and interest you show in your own women matters – How can you qualify to understand women away from your community?

            When LTTE was using women and kids as human-bombs, where were your opinions? Were you giving parties on casualty numbers, forgetting that your Nandikadal Zero used women to achieve your collective illusive target?

            Your back must be pretty jealous of all the sh-t that comes out of your mouth

            • 3
              1

              As usual your response is from 6th century Islam ..mind set.

              Do you know BANGLADSEH muslim women put POTTU?

              Do you know Tamil Nadu Muslim women decorate flowers on hair?

              Do you know Indonesia Muslims burn dead body ?

              Islam is not suitable for modern days …Mowlavies and Mullahs enjoy hot clips of muslim chicks on
              YOUTUBE today .

              These outdated sect followers bark a lot when they are minority but kill and rape other religious people when they are majority example: Pakistan,Banladesh,Malaysia ,etc.,

              Cheers

              • 1
                2

                Chulan,

                “Do you know BANGLADSEH muslim women put POTTU?”
                “Do you know Tamil Nadu Muslim women decorate flowers on hair?”

                And do you know SL Muslim women wear ‘thalis’ and still wear ugly ‘salwars’ too? And do you know how much of disrespect and shame these particular Muslim women had to undergo during the war time since these funny and idiotic Tamil cultural practices portraying them as suicide bombers and ‘peelam’ supporters?

                That is why Muslims in SL had to undergo a cultural change and portray them as Muslims and not as Tamils. That is what is happening in SL for the last decade or 2. Why do you think they should continue with foolish Tamil culture?

                Already the language, Tamils itself has done more than enough damages to Muslim community.

                What is wrong if mawlavis and mullas watch adult movies on YT, when at least 2 sex maniac Indo swamis are caught in India every month even now?

                Let me clear your mind with what is really outdated with samples:

                1: If a person of lower caste adopts the occupation of a higher caste, the king ought to deprive him of all his property and expel him from his kingdom. (Manusmriti, X: 96)

                2: Even if the husband is morally degraded, engaged in an affair with another woman and is devoid of knowledge and other qualities, the wife must treat him like a god. (Manusmriti, V: 154)

                3: Women should never be allowed by their guardians to act independently. (Manusmriti, IX: 2)

                4:If a Brahmin (highest caste) abuses a Shudra (lowest caste), he is to be fined mildly, but if a Shudra abuses a Brahmin, he is to be killed. (Manusmriti, VIII: 267/268)

                5:Non-believers, including freethinkers, rationalists and Buddhists, are not to be entertained respectfully as guests; though, mercifully, they may be given food. (Manusmriti, MS IV: 30)

                Above are not just funny alone, they stand supporting evidence to decide what is outdated.

                • 1
                  1

                  He He He converted Hindu Tamils who called themselves as Muslims are unable to forget their tradition ..this is why Muslims women wear Thaali….and Muslims in many Asian countries follow Hindu rituals in weddings and funerals .

                  He He He these jokers now try to wear like Arabs ..but talk TAMIL.

                  A person who talk Tamils at home is a TAMIL…full stop.

                  Islam is the most hated religion in this modern world ..no body today like or trust muslims who follow a 6th century sect which is not suitable for a modern world. world ..but still love to use appliances…equipments manufactured by infidels .what a joke.

                  Yes few Hindu Swamijias are immoral but they don’t have 5 + wives including underage ones ..shame in the modern society ,marrying underage girls is a criminal offence almost treated as rape.

                  What has this Islam contributed to the followers ? Poverty..Rape,Murder, selling their own girls eh?

                  Majority of Islamic countries are very very poor without the help of western nations people will die like flies…

                  Cheers

                  Cheers

                • 0
                  1

                  Could you tell in which country two millenniums old manusmriti is law? Can you tell me that country? MMDA is the law of the Sinhala Buddhist Lankawe. If a woman is not obeying MMDA Sinhala – Buddhist Police and courts responsibility that is implemented.

                  India is a secular country. No religious law prevails from 1947.Don’t be an idiot for not knowing that basic fact. We know what is India’s problem, but you have no idea of what the Lankawe Muslim males problems, let alone Arabia. Most of them convulsing too hard to reach “American Virgin Island”, Quick way is travelling to Syria, my friend.

                  Don’t sheepishly read old manuscripts and come and repeat them here like Cut and Paste King. We know that they are existing. Do something better.

          • 2
            2

            Mallaiyuran,

            You’re talking too much about Women’s equal rights. Not sure if you keep LTTE as exemplary as they equally used women in war and used them also as suicide bombers?

            No man, that is misuse or forceful. That is the living example of how worst a woman can be abused.

            • 1
              1

              He He He another crap from outdated 6th century sect followers

              What about your Islamic ISIS sending girls even kids as suicide bombers?

              ISIS selling Yahidi girls just for USD 200- in Islamic way?

              Islam prohibit drugs and smoking but majority of drug users and dealers are Muslims in the world.
              Liquor flows in Middle Easters Airlines …pity Mullahs don’t talk about this .

              Islam is the only religion justify rape(marrying underage girls ) and murder (killing non muslims who offer safety and living to the fanatics).

              Cheers

              • 2
                0

                cholan,

                If ISIS, an explicit terrorist organization does the same, does it justify what LTTE did, under the name of freedom fighting or separatist movement?

                Afterall, it was LTTE the first ever such a movement to employ women and children as suicide bombers. Your one-time leader ‘funnybakaran’, did not even care you Tamils funding LTTE by skimming innocent people’s credit cards – Just Google and how infamous SL Tamils are with petty thefts and credit card crimes in the USA and EU.

                Why compare ISIS to LTTE, did you pawn your brain to fund the LTTE as a terrorist sympathizer and ‘peelam dreamer’, now not able to reclaim since you guys were shamefully defeated?

                Let me end with some funny stuff from your own Manusmiriti:

                “If a Shudra (lowest caste member) dares to give moral lessons to a Brahmin, the king is to get him punished by pouring hot oil in his ear and mouth. (Manusmriti, VII: 272)”

                Share with us, how you handle this ‘kandravi’ or torture these days?

            • 0
              1

              MuslimMan

              No man, that is misuse or forceful. That is the living example of how worst a woman can be abused.

              I did not witness the matters happened in LTTE camps. All what I do know is not one single case was reported as forceful touch on a woman. It was well known that girls traveled after midnight by bicycle for their tuitions and co-study programs under LTTE administration. If you think that is freedom, we want freedom, if you think girls were forced to travel by bicycles in midnight, we want that forceful actions. (But if I am a father with 100 of million dollars, I would buy a benz and hire driver to my kids travel in midnight)

              You’re talking too much about Women’s equal rights. Ha a ha.

              What do you mean by too much? are suggesting that ask for more rights to women, and less rights to men? Then, sorry, you are misusing the owrd “Equal” here.

              I am not here fight for words Dictionary meaning; I want open and clean hearts, I want genuine hearts’ reaction for human sufferings, human needs to avid pains, humans desire to live happily, humans endeavors for their dreams to become true; not artificial, mechanical hearts pumping blood with electrical energy, but not twisted or falsified talks of Izeth class concoctions.

              • 0
                0

                Mallaiyuran,

                Wow, you have become a saint now. What changed you? Should I thank MR or Fonseka for your change?

                “I did not witness the matters happened in LTTE camps. All what I do know is not one single case was reported as forceful touch on a woman”

                Are you a baby that was born after May 2009? Your narrow Hindu swami type of mind suggests that ‘forceful’ is always related to sex – Can’t blame you and you know why. That is not what I meant.

                Are you telling that all Tamil Suicide bombers whole-heartedly agreed to blow up themselves and kill other surrounding innocents?

                And what about child soldiers? Is that acceptable somewhere in any of your divine black books for children to join a terrorist group so that you guys were silent?

                Or you guys just want to escalate the situation and show an ugly image of SL to get asylum?

                Even me, I really feel sorry for you guys with not knowing what to do next, where to go next and it is the only TN who support, while India is and taking you for a ride for just being Tamils – Loss of huge..huge investments and nearly everything.

                Instead of wasting your time on commenting why not start to build yourself from the scratch?

                • 0
                  0

                  This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

                  • 0
                    0

                    Mallaiyuran,

                    Did I provoke you to comment something against CT policies? Sorry bro

        • 1
          0

          Even if Muslim women were to come out and say to free them from slavery, they’ll be castigated & ostracised, especially in Islamic countries. Most women seek a career today, voluntarily and not forced to as your sick mind perceives to be. This includes Muslim women (with purdah or not). They too want to be equal partners in contributing to the family & society. You rant as if Muslim women don’t use public transport or don’t pursue careers. It is clearly evident today that even Muslim women are increasingly visible (with purdah or not). Your negative mindset is also evident. In India, there is activism amongst Muslim women to do away with draconian Islamic laws such as triple talaq, child marriage etc.

          • 0
            0

            Sammy,
            “Even if Muslim women were to come out and say to free them from slavery, they’ll be castigated & ostracised, especially in Islamic countries”

            It is your own psychological effect that you see Muslims countries as short-lived ‘Pirabakaran controlled peelam’, where they even chopped the fingers of people who used their voting rights, just because it was against funnybakaran’s funny whims. Go and see the joy of women being women, and treated women in these countries, and the sort of freedom enjoyed by them.

            Your little brains think if women can wear half-naked and roam around, it is the freedom of women. Real freedom is much more than that.

            How safe for a woman in SL or India going out after 8PM with the same half-naked or sexy dress that she wore during the day-time on the street?

            In Muslim countries (except Saudi), women (Muslim / non-Muslim) have the freedom to do that at any time, on their own will. Nobody questions or nears with the wrong intentions.

            Here, you guys argue on fake freedom just to make your own women cash cows to support your own inability to make both end’s meet. It is modern slavery and modern way of selling women

        • 1
          1

          Isharath
          ….Muslim women sympathising other women…?
          Is that why Muslim men send their purdahed women ‘talaq, talaq,talaq written thrice on a post card, by e-mail face book and or by paid advertisement to keep them in a state of perpetual fright to compell that they behave?

          • 2
            1

            Uthagan,

            You suggest a very low IQ. Typical creature made for skimming credit cards and human-bomb.

            I don’t even think you you’re even qualified to comment on CT :)

        • 1
          0

          Isharath

          “Muslim women in Purdah only sympathize how non-Muslim women struggle in their lives, especially in SL.”

          Do you think so?

          True, the Muslim as well as non Muslim women are being forced to voluntarily enslave themselves to the Medieval Middle East slave masters, toiling day and night to make the masters’ family happy including master and his male children. If they are lucky they are returned in boxes.

          Why do you think this sad situation continues to effect our non-Muslim as well as Muslim women?

          • 0
            0

            Native Vedda,

            True, and a good point as usual from you. What is the reason, how to get a solution?

            The issue is not with politicians. Politicians are just using the foolishness of the masses, just like making hay. Among Sri Lankans whatever stupidity they have, whatever inabilities they have, how poor, how uneducated, how incapable……

            Egoism among them is not in short supply. In most cases that are the main causes for racism

    • 8
      0

      The most barbaric, rabid, unscientific & outdated religion is Islam and should be done away with. Casteism was an ancient social practice and done away with legally in South Asian countries due to activist reformation. Anybody has the right to legal recourse if discriminated on account of caste reasons. In Islam they still resist human rights reforms like abolishing triple talaq etc. In most Islamic countries minorities are treated as persona non-grata. The so called Islamophobia around the world is because of Islamomania of Muslims.

      • 1
        1

        “Casteism was an ancient social practice and done away with legally in South Asian countries due to activist reformation”

        If reformists can clock back to centuries, and remove the cancerous casteism, a core part of those religions (Rig Veda) – What you say?

        There can’t be anything more barbaric than discriminating, segregating human being based on their familial lineages.

        This is one reason why Islam spreads like wild-fire creating Islamophobia among the caste maniacs.

        • 1
          0

          Ha ha ignoramus Isharath. The so called caste system was a social system of division of labour as per inclination & not birth during Vedic times. There are many stories of those born into the so called “lowest” of castes being treated as the one of “highest” of castes due to their spiritual and social endeavours. As in everything there encroaches corruption of practice with passage of time. This is where reformation of corrupt practices is important and today due to the activists like Raja Ram Mohan Roy etc. many corrupt social practices in so called “Hinduism” have been made illegal. Though vestiges of the past may remain to a small extent today amongst certain less educated sections of society these corruptions are largely on the way out and anyone has recourse to legal redress against dicrimination. The important thing is REFORMATION, which is not easily forthcoming in Islam in matters such as triple talaq, child marriages etc. The wild fire of bigoted Islam will soon burn out if not reformed.

          • 0
            0

            Sammy, all foam no beer guy,

            “The so called caste system was a social system of division of labour as per inclination & not birth during Vedic times. There are many stories of those born into the so called “lowest” of castes being treated as the one of “highest” of castes due to their spiritual and social endeavours”

            Are you writing a manuscript for a cartoon? Here are my two cents to improve you:

            Come out of your well and see the world and what is wrong with casteism among Hinduism. Then learn a bit about your own faith (Or not sure you’re acting as if you don’t know the fact of your faith), once you complete above, try to understand Islam, then comment.

            Right now, you’re exhibiting an angry kid in you.

    • 0
      1

      Sounds like Voodoo game.

      • 0
        0

        Looks very brilliant!

        You are the victim of your own cocoon. Stay in that until hot water poured on you.

      • 0
        0

        Your petrified mind would thus think so.

    • 3
      1

      He He He
      Advanced Islam allow old men to marry kids …
      Also permit divorce on on phone etc.,
      Recently a Malaysian MP told in Parliament that Muslim can marry 9 years old girl …also Muslims can rape and marry the same girl …Islam is really updated .

      Arabs treat Asian Muslims as shits
      Colombo based Borah..Memon .treat local Muslims as shits
      Shia kills Sunni
      What -ism is this ?

      Advanced Islam allow Muslims to kill Europeans who provide security and shelter ..

      Cheers

    • 5
      0

      Izeth Hussain:

      You say comments are attacking you. The truth is you are an idiot and you only learn the Quran. First read about Buddhism and Hinduism, compare with your islamic culture. Learn the history of Casteism and it’s similarities and differences with Islamic sect based violence, modern wealth based rich, poor, middle class, celebrity classes which is mostly christian/Catholic culture based.

      Different people may be commenting on different grounds. But you as an old fool who does not know human history and cultures think differently.

      Anyway, I read, that World muslims congress is spending money to islamize Sinhala – buddhist sri lanka. There is a fight between the Christian church and the islamic mosque to convert Asia into their religions. The violence in thailand, Myanmar and even in parts of China are part of that conflict and the Christian media is reporting it for their advantage. On the other hand, South Korea, Mongolia are going through problems and mongolians are fighting hard to face christianity based culture and change their lives from buddhism based culture.

      In your case, that is muslims, you don’t like any harmony between Tamils and sinhala people because that does not work for islamization of the country. The democracy that you mean is right to convert Sinhale to Islam. Reconciliation is a farce and is a political word. They want revenge from the Sri lankan forces and a mono-ethnic homeland in Sri lanka. You muslims, in the immediate vicinity, are trying for muslims only districts. Muslims want Wilpattu that is needed in order to carve into Tamils in the north and probably more to bring muslims from other countries.

      So, all these dumb articles are about it.

      • 3
        1

        jimsofty the dimwit

        “First read about Buddhism and Hinduism, compare with your islamic culture.”

        Tell us all what you know about Buddhism and Hinduism. It won’t take you more than three lines.

  • 11
    1

    Interesting article by the author.
    I have been following the author’s writing and some of the comments made by the readers over the past few months.

    One of the two charges made by the commentators is that the author is trying to sow the seeds of distrust between the Sinhalese and Tamils fearing that a reconciliation would be detrimental to the Muslims.
    Is that true? Does the author fear such a reconciliation and is he working towards driving a wedge between the two main communities in this small country of ours?

    • 8
      1

      S. Sooriyabandara,

      Make no mistake that this old man in extremely insidious and calculated. If you were to eruditely examine the timings of this articles about the Tamils and caste issues in particular, you will find they were/are mainly published around the time the Muslims were/are on public scrutiny! Hussain knows very well that the Tamils are an easy target and keeping them and the Sinhala at loggerheads is beneficial to the Muslims. This is particularly poignant as a result of changing face of Sri Lankan Muslims within last two decades; they are being steadily arabised in every sense of the word. This is completely incongruous with Sri Lankaness that pits them in direct confrontation with the Sinhala community. The Sri Lankan Muslims developed they own Sri Lankan culture in keeping with the erst of the communities that is being slowly eroded. I do not need to labour this point; this is omnipresent and festering waiting for an event to explode. This, Hussain knowns it very well.

      That said, I do not want to belittle the abhorrent caste dispositions among the Tamils and among the Sinhala in a lesser extent. I totally in agreement with anyone who wants this practice eschewed completely. This is not something that is surmountable in a short period of time. I see tangible expeditious advancement in my life time so far, and I am sure this trend will continue, and in time it will be history. If anything, Hussain, wants this issue to remain with all the trimmings for him to exploit! I rest my case.

      • 5
        0

        Burning Issue

        I appreciate your points, fully. It must also be mentioned that today practice of caste related discrimination, inter-alia is illegal & victims have right to legal recourse. On the other hand, practices like triple talaq, punishment for apostasy etc. find legal validity under Sharia law. It is also not as if Muslims don’t have their own forms of social discrination like Sunnis vs Shias, marginalising Sufis, Ahmediyas who are not considered as true Muslims, discrimination of minorities in Muslim majority countries etc.

        • 2
          4

          Sammy,

          Putting your tiny brain on display. Brandnew, sure nobody wants to buy.

          Do some research before uttering.

          • 3
            1

            Isharath, it is you who are exhibiting your bigoted little brain. Do not cover up your ignorance by telling me to do research which has already been done.

      • 1
        7

        “incongruous with Sri Lankaness”

        Sounds like from lessons learned list? Talking about Pottu and Pattu?

        • 4
          1

          Ishrath,

          Do you have something to say?

    • 4
      0

      Couldn’t agree you more, this author wants to see S and T are fighting for ever, which motivated none other than the fear that if S forces doesn’t have anything, they will pick a fight with someone, he knew that will be M. He tries his best to keep the spark between the T & S, if not fire. Followed some articles, and thought some people writes things for some peculiar purpose yet they believe with their arguments common S reader can be fooled

    • 1
      5

      S. Sooriyabandara – entirely fanciful idea. They can’t produce a shred of evidence to show that I am spreading Sinhala/Tamil distrust. I am only defending myself when I am attacked. The truth is that the Tamil Islamophobes cannot bear the thought that I write articles of a certain quality. They cannot face up to that fact. So they think up fanciful charges against me – IH

      • 2
        0

        IH It is others who must speak as to the quality of the rubbish you churn out, not yourself.

        • 2
          0

          Kabaragoya is one among many readers who laugh at this man’s self-certification hoarsely claiming he only among Muslims writes “articles of excellent quality”. The ageing boaster must know by now, it is left to others to heap praise on quality writing. Not the Writer himself.
          When Hussain is challenged he usually comes out with curses and uncontrollable abuse – unbecoming of a man of learning or of letters. One has but pity for such vain men in their final journey to that inevitable sunset. Or is he fearful of the Bard’s wise
          words the evil that men do lives after them.

          Kettikaran

          • 2
            0

            kettikaran

            “When Hussain is challenged he usually comes out with curses and uncontrollable abuse – unbecoming of a man of learning or of letters.”

            Does conventional learning make one wise?

            • 0
              0

              Dear Native Veddah

              Among the many benefits of conventional learning are – humility, a calm demeanour, ability to politely confront a differing view, civility in debate, diplomacy in language used and many other. You have seen in these pages angry men using vulgar language (such as “sucks”) and demanding they be certified as holders of the “highest quality of writing” Gosh! what lunatics we are fated to share this planet with!!!

              Kettikaran

              • 1
                0

                Native Veddah

                One example of a learned Muslim possessed of decent qualities of a refined gentleman is the Writer who goes as Amarasiri. Many believe him to be a good Muslim.

                Kettikaran

      • 3
        0

        Mr. Hussain,

        It was once pointed out to you that the commentators who comment against your articles that appear in CT cannot be called as islamophobes as you write these threads from the pedestal of Islam.

        EnAG

      • 3
        0

        Before lecture others, see you and your community leave behind, which is not within SL but without. SL is only a sub-set.

        SL M could have been more helpful to mend differences that both S and T have had but you guys are so clever to take advantage of such a situation. when it turns out to be not an option, you do you bid to fuel the fire- how long?. Your writings say it all, you don’t need to provide any support. Do something constructive, then you might feel something good about yourselves within, no need to explain how you feel about it. Planet for all organisms to share, don’t be so greedy, just do the right things.

    • 0
      0

      Rajash

      Anyone talking about the Great Tamil culture that one time ruled the entire are LTTE rump.

      Tamils is a language and India has so many languabes and hundreds of dialects. There is dravidean languages Tamils is a dynamic dialect.

      where did this your Tamil culture exist ?

      If you have a great Tamil culture, why you have to unite different Tamil speaking tribes or castes under one language ?

      • 1
        0

        Jim Softy

        You and your ilk will not like this. But, in a recent expert
        study, Tamil was said to be the oldest developed language in the world – ahead of Hebrew. Check it out, if you care. I sure many Lankan Muslims, notably those in the EP, will also celebrate.

        Kettikaran

      • 0
        1

        Jimsofty – where did this your Tamil culture exist ?

        every where you turn

        open all your senses

        you will see hear smell

  • 6
    1

    Izeth : “They are satisfied with fair and equal treatment in the West and elsewhere without any devolution at all, but not here. “

    CT readers please read it over and over again.
    This is one of the most stupid statement I have ever read or heard

    Izeth “The reason is that the caste mentality dictates that they be the equals of the Sinhalese or superior to them in Sri Lanka”

    (a) all humans are equal?
    (b) it’s the Sinhala mentality that is the issue. have you not heard of the phrase “Sinhalese the majority with a minority complex”

    what about your fellow Muslims?

    one Muslim drops chemical bombs on his own fellow Muslim citizens.
    And another Muslim drive a lorry through a shopping mall in Sweden killing indiscriminately

    it’s the Miuslim asylum seekers in the west who are scheming not just for devolution but to take over the entire countries that have given them shelter and living.

    • 0
      3

      “one Muslim drops chemical bombs on his own fellow Muslim citizens”

      There is Nandhi Kadal Zero, Pirapagan in Muslims too.

      But not went to the lowest level of taking own people human shields in fear of death.

      • 2
        0

        You are utterly confused person Ishrath.

        Syrian government bombed the rebel cities with Chemical nerve agents.

        How is your lousy comparison going in There is Nandhi Kadal Zero, in Muslims too What is meaning to the phrase “Nandhi Kadal Zero,Pirapagan”?. Are showing everybody in this website that you are one of the person who didn’t understand what happened in Nandi Kadal?

        Are comparing Pirapaharan with Rebels and Syrian Goverment with Appe Anduwa or Appe Anduwa with Syrian rebels and Pirapaharan with Assad?

        In your theory who used the Chemical bomb? In Syria, rebels and government are one and same people. That is not the case in what happened in Lankawe! How did you resolve this conflict in you metaphor? Be steady in metaphors an explanations; don’t smudge them!

        But not went to the lowest level of taking own people human shields in fear of death. But did they go to the level of raping the deads? If your theory is that LTTE took human shield of people, UNHRC says it wants to have investigated LTTE if in war did any such acts, can you take your evidences and go to UNHRC in March 2018.

        You are big fraud trying to hide a pumpkin in the rice.

        • 0
          2

          Mallaiyuran,

          As usual looong comment. To clarify you:

          When Nandi Kadal Zero, Piribakaran was an enemy and a terririst to many in this country, he was (is still) a leader and hero for many Tamils like you.

          Similarly, Basar Al Assad is a leader for few, while an enemy for many.

          Why did it take to your nerves when I disgrace your hard-earned investment, the Nandikadal Zero, Piriba?

          • 0
            0

            Why did it take to your nerves when I disgrace your hard-earned investment, the Nandikadal Zero, Piriba?

            Two:
            1. You underhand aim of disgracing a freedom fighter. Its is you and your paymasters are the ones putting or who sees leader Pirapaharan and Assad in many one category, not the “many” as you convulsing to show. .

            .
            2.Your imbecile comparison of Leader Pirapaharan to Assad and insulting human intelligent.

            Pirapaharan father is a poor clark. But Assad adopted Syria as his wealth. Pirapaharan fought to free his own. Assad is fighting for protect his stolen property.

            By comparing those two you are acting like the blind who lamented how his child died. His child died by milk choking. He asked his wife how the milk that choked his baby looks like. She said it looks like a (white)crane. He wanted to know how the crane looks like. She bended her hand and fingers to create the crane shape and let him feel it. He checked the elbow and exclaimed, if the baby had swallowed that milk, without it choking in the throat of the child what else would it do?

            You are a blind. Understand your limited ability to differentiate between Assad and leader Pirapaharan.

  • 5
    1

    I thank Allah that I didn’t read the sentence “..to be continued” at the end of this article

    But CT readers ..hold your breath..I am sceptical. I am sure Izeth will be very busy over the next few days rejigging Part I and Part II and package it differently.

    or he may link his imaginary Tamil castesim to everything and pen

    “Tamil castesim that elected Donald Trump”
    or
    “Tamil castesim the reason behind Brexit”
    or

    Tamil castesim behind Islamaphoia of the west.

    • 3
      7

      A new caste: Sakkili – Brahmin Hybrid

      Rajash, Baby, I am sorry to categorize you as Brahmin – Sakkili Hybrid together with people like Malle Urine, Thiru, Siva Sankaran Sarma et al who really deserve a lot worse.

      You are of a better class. So I categorize you as Sakkili – Brahmin Hybrid. OK? Happy.

      • 4
        1

        Edwin Rodrigo

        well if that makes you happy keep smiling at the thought

        • 2
          6

          It does.

          But does it?

          • 1
            1

            Edwin
            It does. But does it?

            we all know you are a confused man!

            • 1
              3

              Your baby brain is the problem. Let me explain.

              You said: “well if that makes you happy keep smiling at the thought”

              Then I said: “It does.” meaning “Yes, it does, for me.”

              The second one “But does it?” on filling the gap becomes “But does it for you?”

              A little riddle.

              Yes, I am confused about how to deal with babies who have half their brain missing.

    • 2
      2

      “link his imaginary Tamil castesim”

      huh?

    • 0
      4

      I shay Rajash don’t be such a boring Bajash. I have explained to you before that articles in several parts are quite common. The reason is that some subjects are complex and require in-depth treatment.Are you such a Bajash that you can’t grasp that? /// In literature – about which you know nothing – there are very short stories by Hemingway, long short stories by Henry James, novels, and very long novels by Tolstoy and Proust.Was there anyone howling about their length? No. Why not? There was no moronic Islamophobic Bajash around – IH

      • 3
        1

        Izeth

        what is the longest book and written by whom?

        but honestly Izeth – you have written about your issue with Tamil castescim repeatedly over and over again in CT….and it is indeed boring

        HDLM is no better

        • 0
          1

          Rajash – I wrote about a painting exhibition. Nothing about the Tamils in what I wrote nor in the paintings.But a Tamil burst out in an attack on me.Next week I wrote on a Hitchcock film. Again nothing about Tamils. But more than one Tamil burst out in violent attacks on me.Face up to the facts Rajash.The Tamil casteist racists cannot bear it that a Muslim writes articles at a certain level. – IH

  • 3
    2

    I remember that in the 1950s, Colombo Tamils (CTs) used to refer to Jaffna Tamils (JTs) in a Derogatory Manner. Even in the Present Day and Age, CTs consider themselves Higher than the JTs!!

    • 2
      1

      Did you also remember how the Kandyan Sinhalese especially their aristocracy and upper castes used to derogatively refer to the low country Sinhalese, in particular to the Sinhalese Karawa Salagama and Christians. Or is your memory very selective.
      For your information Other than the Indian origin, Colombo Chetties and Baratha , the rest of the so called Colombo Tamils (90%) are originally from the north and east and have very close relatives and ties to the north and east. It will be very strange if they ever referred to the Jaffna/Batticaloa Tamils in this manner. I am one of these so called Colombo Tamils and do not recollect any such remarks. Like Izzeth you also must be now senile and imagining things.

  • 2
    8

    A Koty rupees for the Koti rump.

    The Author says, “The attacks were possibly concerted by the rump LTTE”. I agree. So we have to destroy this rump. Then we can live happily ever after. My problem is how to locate this rump.

    My good friend IH may rightly talk about rumps. But he is only a theorist – an armchair theorist, comfortably sitting with his rump supported by the arm chair. Hey, I wonder why it is called an arm chair. A better name would be rump chair. Sorry, I am digressing. One of my bad habits.

    Those days, someone theorized that the Earth is round and hence one should be able to reach India by going West. After that the task of doing so fell on poor Columbus. We know how much he went through while the theorist was sitting on his rump chair doing nothing. Here too the task of mounting a search and destroy mission for the elusive LTTE rump is my job. not IH’s.

    As enthusiasts of solid geometry know, a sphere has no beginning, no end or even a top or a bottom. From the nauseous smell and the noise we know hat there is a rump. But where is it? That is the million dollar question. Well not million Dollar exactly. But at least a Koty rupee question. A Koty rupees for the Koti rump.

    Columbus had a clear idea that he should sail West. But I have no idea where to go. And with those blood hounds after me I am taking all the risks. Not armchair theorist IH. Let history not forget that. To hell with history. The Koty rupee reward awarders should not forget that.

    • 2
      6

      Edwin Rodrigo – I can help you identify the rump. Sometime ago Kettikaran wrote that he wished that he didn’t have to read me.He blurted out the truth there. He was saying that he was under some sort of compulsion to read me.By whom is he compelled? Is he the paid agent of a group? Israel? I doubt it. I have been wondering whether he is the agent of a fundamentalist Christian group. Some of them have an intense devotion to Israel together with a concomitant Islamophobic hatred. Ketty’s Islamophobic hatred is very striking – “piglets”. – IH

      • 2
        5

        Kettikaran and Desmond Tutu

        Israel eh? This is becoming more and more intriguing like a Tom Clancy novel. Thank you. I wish that Columbus and Vasco De Gama had theorists like you. If they had, Trump would be gone by now in a temporal manner.

        Did you see how KK tried to cuddle up to me saying ‘My dear Brother Edwin Rodrigo’? I almost died laughing. Pathetic and disgusting at the same time. The absence of ny principles is rivalled only by his lack of brains. He was duped by Christian name. You are right, he is efinitely a part of some fringe Christian Group. Look at some excerpts from his April 6, 2017 at 10:29 pm post on your Part 1.

        1) “Bishop Desmond Tutu said ‘we were once divided but let us now be reconciled’ Tutu was one of those who prevented a massive racial blood-bath in South Africa.

        2) Let us move towards that beautiful rainbow of love, peace and reconciliation Tutu dreamed of.

        Tutu this – Tutu That. How did I miss that? Must be getting too old.

        As we know, these Christian groups believe in a literal interpreation of the Bible. They say the Earth is only 4000 years old and man also that much. In the same breath as Tutu the guy is talking about DNA. How can he believe in the Bible and DNA theory and hence evolution, which says we are descended from apes at the same time?

        It is very clear. he is not a guy like my other babies. He is very very dangerous.

        Sorry. I should have followed upon that piglets thing more closely. Will do so now.

        • 1
          3

          Thanks very much Edwin Rodrigo for your comment of April 8 at 3.57 pm. The way Ketty has sucked up to you is pathetic and disgusting as you put it. He has been utterly bestialized by racist hatred. At the end he actually sucks up to the Muslims: “They also now grace the Arts, the Sciences, and education. Though latecomers to the Sri Lankan family, they can contribute immensely to our common good too. / Let us forget these minor features that divide us and build on the larger ones that unite us in peace and goodwill”. As for gracing the Arts, the fellow – without giving any reasons – thought it ridiculous that I should dare write on a Hitchcock film> This is what the fellow wrote: ” But Europeran Art and the depths of the cinematic world !!! This is the giddy limit. … Surely there is a limit to the patience and the courtesy of the readers in their thousands”.
          There can be no doubt that Klu Klux Ketty is the servitor of a fundamentalist Christian group.As you put it “He is very dangerous”. He is fomenting anti-Muslim hatred just like the BBS which had Christian fundamentalist backing and was instrumental in bringing down the last Government.I am going to ask the Government to take appropriate action in my next article. Can I cite you by name? – IH

          • 1
            2

            I am using a pseudonym. I do not want to declare my real name for obvious reasons. I can send it to you through CT Editor if you can arrange to get it.

          • 1
            1

            Hussain the born liar. There was no suggestion “you should dare write on a Hitchcock film” As several readers, including Muslims, wrote before it is your irresponsible writing that gives rise to anti-Muslim feeling among Buddhist extreme organisations. It is up to the Muslim community to take action to stop rabble-rouser at their side. You are clearly running out of balderdash to fill your weekly column.

            Kettikaran

            • 0
              1

              Kettie – don’t play with words. You thought it ridiculous that I should write on the arts. Why? Your casteist racism has driven you mad. That’s why. It will interest other readers to know that my article on the painting exhibition evoked an outstandingly positive response from one of Sri Lanka’s best-known creative writers. Ketty won’t believe that. Others will.
              You did suck up to Edwin Rodrigo. He was so disgusted that he kicked you on the teeth. Low language? But what makes you think that you are entitled to diplomatic treatment? Dealing with you and the likes of you is like attending to my toilet needs in the mornings. Diplomatic finesse is not for the toilet bowl. As for my performance as a diplomat ask Dr Brian Seneviratne.
              Admit it – you are the servitor of a fundamentalist Christian gang. They are notorious for their dog-like devotion to Israel and mad dog hatred towards Muslims. – IH

          • 1
            1

            Hussain,

            I am only “sucking” (your low language) to good Muslims. I have always maintained there are millions of them. Try hard to get to
            that side, [Edited out]

            BTW, help your new found friend Pissu Edda to a good shrink.

            Cheers
            Kettikaran

      • 4
        2

        Hussain,

        You have always over-estimated yourself. In that mindset of Don Quixote your mind runs riot. You fantasise the LTTE, Mossad, RAW, Israel, the Christians, Hindus – and who else? – are all against you. You are convinced they have nothing else to do than to follow you 7×24. Man, surely you know these are initial signs you are going bonkers.

        The Piglets, Rats description you blabber regularly came from the BBS and the Ravayas in their campaign against the Muslims – forced on them by irresponsible Muslims like you. As many commentators have noted in these pages before, you do much harm to your society. That is pretty clear now.

        Your problem is you have space and time but no readable subject to write on. Therefore, you resort to mischief and in the process get bombed – by everybody. Don’t blame others. You are your own enemy.

        Kettikaran

        • 0
          1

          Klu Klux Ketty – I am going to make you an exhibit in my next article as the most disgusting of the dehumanised and bestialized Tamil racists who have been attacking me in the CT. You approve of the term “piglets” to describe Muslim children and “rats” to describe Muslims. You find justification in the BBS’ use of those terms.You make the very serious charge that it is the irresponsibility of Muslims like myself which has made the BBS etc use such terms. What’s your proof? Come on, answer to the point. What’s your proof?
          You write with evident approval of the BBS campaign as something forced on them. Very revelatory. The BBS got its funding from Norwegian and other Islamophobic groups. Now Klu Klux Ketty where does your Klan get its funding from? – IH

      • 1
        0

        Some of them have an intense devotion to Israel together with a concomitant Islamophobic hatred”

        Army smuggled Kerala Ganja seems to be at Salvation army’s thrift cloth shop, for the Foreign ministry’ extended perks. No limit for these hallucinations.

        Please first take out your map and check where the Israel is located at to know who are Israelites are. To call Tamils are Israeli devotes, what kind of foreign diplomatic training you received Izeth? Or are you still in some kind bunger that government provided to stay safe from its Kefir planes? Then please come out of your imaginary bunger; the Kefir planes stopped bombing in 2009. Now, it is 2017.

        If you call Tamils are devotees of Israel, what kind of word you have to the government which got trained by Israeli Military, used only Israeli planes and Naval crafts to fight with LTTE. If you think Government was not honest as usual and showed its Aappa diplomacy, in which you too are well trained, to Israel after using its resources, why do you think Tamils cannot do it?

        They say if you beat a dog on any parts, it is only going to limp a leg. It is a recoded chronic debilitating disease with Lankawe Muslims writers and leaders to call anybody a Israeli devotee if that one disagreed with their convoluted theories.

        First of all, can you explain what is wrong with being an Israeli devotee unlike you being a Wildlife Sanctuary SinhaLE Lankawe or Pakistani or Saudi Devotee?

      • 3
        0

        Izeth, Kettikaran finds you disgusting. Why is this Islamophobic?

        Your conclusion that Ketty is a fundamentalist Christian agent shows that your mind is shallower than that of Edwin – an impossible feat.

    • 3
      1

      Edwin: ” ……. As enthusiasts of solid geometry know, a sphere has no beginning, no end or even a top or a bottom……. “

      The surface of an ellipsoid does not have a beginning or end in 2D.

      May be extended to any solid shape – for example a rock is no exception – the difference will be sharp corners.

      Edwin, do not try to impress us. You may be able to impress your house-keeper.

      • 1
        3

        Come on Pillai, you do not know Silvestra. I have been trying to impress her for the past decade or so with no success.

        With you perhaps I have a better chance. At least I can teach you how to go from 2D to 3D and then on to higher dimensions. Is that enough to impress you?

  • 7
    6

    Izeth Hussain

    I refer particularly to your comments:

    “Every article was subjected to withering dismissive attack by seven to ten persons.”

    “The attacks were possibly concerted by the rump LTTE. Thereafter however unconcerted attacks by two, three, or more persons against practically every article by this writer have continued to this day.”

    I think its is unfortunate that it appears you are extrapolating the views of a “lunatic fringe” to the entire Tamil community. If that be the case, then it would be both unfair and illogical.

    You further state:

    “According to established convention writers in the Colombo Telegraph don’t reply to attacks against them except occasionally to correct errors of fact. This writer followed that convention.”

    However, unfortunately you seem to have contradicted yourself time and again in respect of some of your detractors.

    My humble opinion is that this “lunatic fringe” is taking delight in needling you to respond in a manner they expect from you.

    Dissent and criticism, however stupid, are part of the democratic process. Readers of CT are not dumb-heads and will certainly sift the chaff from the wheat!

    Perhaps it may help if you revert to the established convention of ignoring these unfounded attacks, for surely the views of this extremist lunatic fringe does not represent that of the entire Tamil community.

    We wish more strength to your vibrant elbow… and keep on writing!

    • 0
      3

      Very well put. Fully agree

    • 5
      1

      Only lunatics here is Izeth and his ilk Mahindapala, Edwin Rodrigo Etc with their constant attack on the Tamils. This anti Tamil lunatic wants to blame the Tamil for everything.
      The violence during the partition of India, the Bangladesh crisis and not the Bengali/Punjabi Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims who were directly involved and in whose land this happened. He glosses over the inherent racism that the largely light skinned Punjabi/Sindhi/Pashtun/Baluch former west Pakistani Muslims had towards the largely dark skinned Dravidian Bengali Muslims of former east Pakistan.
      Everything is the fault of the Tamils and their caste system, for this nut job, as such they do not deserve anything, as per this raving lunatic. Next he will blame the Tamils for what is happening in Syria Iraq, Palestine and everywhere else in the world and not Islamic nut jobs like him.
      That the caste system is practiced throught South Asia not just the Tamils and this includes the Muslims of Pakistan Bangladesh and India and the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka. Even Hussien’s close relatives and ancestors,the Muslims of Tamil Nadu practice caste. The caste system practiced in the Tamil areas of Sri Lanka is in fact very mild compared to what is practiced in the rest of the subcontinent including Pakistan but it is not an issue to this lunatic.

    • 1
      4

      MNZ – Nothing in what I wrote implies that I am targeting the Tamils as a whole.I refer explicitly to positive responses from Fr. S.J. Emmanuel, Sampanthan and the Tamil expatriate paper in Canada.Obviously I was seen as very sympathetic to the Tamils. I referred to my daring view favorable to the Tamils that the LTTE is a nationalist not a terrorist movement. In the first part of my article I wrote that the essentializing and stereotyping habit of mind is typical of the racist – the proneness to assign to the whole what is true only of the part.
      It is a mistake to dismiss the lunatic fringe as unimportant. It too often moves to the center in Sri Lanka. Balasingham and Karuna wanted to settle for federalism but the lunatic Prabhakaran forbade it – IH

    • 5
      1

      The Arabs with whom Izzeth and the rest of the Sri Lankan Muslims now closely identify, emulate and claim an imagined relationship and origin are the biggest racists and also follow form of caste system. They are divided into tribes and certain tribes are considered superior to others.
      They treat non Arabs with disdain and even look down upon each other. It is they practised the most abhorrent form of caste. Slavery. They practised this until the late 1960s and even now look down on the black Arabs who are descended from their Africa slaves. If you look at most Gulf Arab serial the servants and comic characters are always the black Arabs.
      Muslim Arab slavers captured and sold thousands of African slaves to the white Europeans to work in their plantations in their American colonies. Go to places like Zanzibar that was part of the Sultanate of Oman and see where the African slaves were kept by the Muslims Arabs treated cruelly and imported to various places. This is not an issue to this Muslim lunatic. Even the IsIS treats the idiotic brainwashed non Arab combatants as cannon fodder. Their idea of an Islamic paradise is where the Sunni Arab reigns supreme and all others the subjects.

    • 6
      1

      contd

      Tamils are disdainful of the Sri Lankan Muslims not because of their largely low caste Tamil Hindu origin but because their selfish self centered backstabbing behaviour.
      They speak Tamil and are ethnically Tamil, however shamelessly deny this rich ancient heritage and now even their 1000 year old tolerant form of Tamil Sufi Islam that they brought from their Indian homeland and in the name of their religion and for political opportunism, claim a fake Arab/Moor origin that only a few of them partially have and worship everything Arab. They have joined every racist Sinhalese and government since independence to kill rape loot and ethnically cleanse Tamils, to gain a few crumbs from the Sinhalese table. It was a Muslim minister who introduced standardisation in the 1970s to disadvantage Tamil students and stop them from obtaining a higher education.
      Of course no one respects a traitor who denies their own heritage culture language and ethnicity and in the name of religion worships someone else’s culture and claims their heritage for them. You will not respect someone who denies their parents and claims some other as their as they think this looks good.
      It is they who are casteist and racist, as they want to deny their actual largely humble origins and claim something else to look good and when Tamils state the truth call them racist.
      Around 25% of the Sri Lankan Tamil population belongs to the so called lower castes, the 75% upper and middle caste Tamil do not treat them with disdain and even these so called lower caste Tamils treat the Muslims with disdain.
      It is not the Tamils but the behaviour and attitude of the largely southern Muslim elite towards their own Tamil heritage and their fellow non Muslim Tamils that had contributed to this disdain and suspicion. Izzath is a very good example of this

  • 2
    7

    Just Trying to Help

    I am trying to help my Brahmin – Sakkili hybrid babies like Rajash, Malle Urine, Real Siva Sankaran Sarma, Kutti Karan by posting their would be posts. Try some new ideas.

    here we go again!
    to be continued? No not again please!
    say what ever you want to say in one blog.
    if there is a word count limit, CT please make an exception for Izeth and HDLM (Rajash)

    Your inability to state anything in one article shows your thoughts are not well formed. By the way, you are not breaking new ground, this has all been written about a lot. (Perriamama)

    We have to voluntarily accept deprogramming an imbecile from his original ideas of Indian democracy, Indian solution to racial unrest, Indian-Pakistani split, West Pakistan – East Pakistan split…..and letting him (Real Siva Sankaran Sarma)

    Surely, is CT not going too far by allowing posts like those of Edwin? These are unbelievably vicious and against a great freedom fighter of the…. (Thiruvathavoorar Lakshminarayan)

    Hussain, It is empirical, with age one become wiser. In your case it is sometimes the opposite. Your becoming more venomous and hateful is to be expected given your established reputation as a Tamil-hater. (Kutti Karan, the logger)

    Great English Master, with a big heart, can you explain me the meanings of the words you used here so that I can understand what you wanted tell.(Malle Urine – My favorite baby)

    Babies, try not to get that dreaded “This comment was removed by a moderator because it was sooooo stupid” from CT.

    If your thing is too long get Kutti to slice it to shorter ones and smuggle it past CT moderators.

  • 2
    8

    Advice to Bloggers

    Sinchoappu, Benjamin Fernando: Try writing completley in Yiddish. We may perhaps understand you better. Never try to write in what you think is English.

    Sama, Darunuwathie, Fatima and others who have sewers in their mouths and Pleasure Parks downtown- Restrict your sewer for private use and make your pleasure park public domain. If it is already a public domain, Good Luck!

    OK! Now we are ready to have a nice debate. Let us start.

    • 2
      3

      ..but before we do, let me just say how delightful it is to read your posts.

      A

      • 1
        7

        Aticus, Thank you. Sorry if I sound lukewarm to your compliment. I am rather suspicious of even compliments with all these Sakkili Brahmin Hybrids hunting for me.

        • 5
          1

          Good now why don’t you take your Prozac and chill you psycho. I can imagine you seated in a room lonely and scribbling on the walls ” I hate Tamil” Sakkili Brahmin Hybrids” over and over again. No wonder your friend is the other Tamil hating lunatic Izzeth who after every prayer must be reciting ” Hate Tamil Allah give me inspiration for my next Tamil hating article. Donald Trump is an implication of Tamil Casteist Racism. Chemical bombing in Syria is due to Tamils and their casteist racism “

          • 1
            2

            Sorry man. I am already high on monopole.

  • 5
    0

    Dear Izeth Hussain,
    Yes mr. Hussain it is racism in Sri Lanka that the International community is dealing with today. If you remember soon after independence all the successive Sinhala majoritarian Governments oppressed Tamils and the Tamils from all parts of Sri Lanka took refuge in the North and East hoping to be safe in their own homeland. But the chauvinistic Governments continue oppressing using not only violence but with all tools available such as employment, education, colonization et all. Tamils are of course victimized and racism imposed on them with all its fierce violence. It is true gradually every Tamil has been turned a racist by the successive Sri Lankan Governments. What else can you expect when they read articles with inherent racism embedded like almost all your stabbing the victim articles. Of course you cannot expect them the victims of a long aggression to lose their rights as owners of their land just like they live as refugees in the west or anywhere else. It is hard to find people with ethics and knowledge say the racism in Sri Lanka is because Tamils are racists in any part of the world today. The history of Sri Lanka is well known widely to the whole world especially from the time of independence to date. The past history and the caste system in India was in effect well before the 19th century. The world today is trying to solve the issues of the 20th century in the 21st century. You are trying to show you are not a racist, but you cannot hide your face in the sand and say nobody can see you.

  • 4
    0

    As this is the last article of the series I think this contain his conclusions on long term research on casteism in south Asian region.he blame buddhist and hindu concepts on karma as main cause of it I feel.I do not know Mr.IH studied buddhism and hinduism deeply to arrive at that conclusion.My feeling is he has not done that.his conclusion just based only on hearsay I suppose. that is very much understandable. as a pious muslims if he did that he must be a dead man by now as per laws of his own religion.

    yes casteism is very bad. even racism is equally bad too. Religious fanaticism like in saudi is verse. All are human beings nobody is superior to anybody by his or her faith,cast or race.but as far as any country’s heritage is concern it belong to the community that made great civilization of that particular land.franch proudly say my country is france. so do Germans,Chinese,russians and all. it is very correct as they are the ones who made respective civilization in their respective lands. it is the internationally accepted norm. even by UN. As such if some other community or communities claim that country is theirs and insult main community,definitely that claim would lead to conflict even civil war. then racism. Unfortunately Mr. IH did not touch that area but did blame sinhalese buddhists for present day distrust between majority and ethnic and religious minorities. that is not correct at all.

    • 5
      1

      Not that Izeth’s conclusion is based on hearsay but based on mental shortsightedness, prejudice and bigotry. I have refuted his points on many of his articles, on various issues on CT.

  • 7
    1

    “The attacks were possibly concerted by the rump LTTE”

    Izeth we have been here before.

    AT one time all Tamils were Kotyas
    Then all Tamils Except Karuna Amman and is army were Kotyas
    Now anyone making constructive criticism are LTTE rump
    Any one pointing out factual errors of Tamil History in Sri Lanka are LTTE rump
    Anyone talking about the Great Tamil culture that one time ruled the entire are LTTE rump.

    • 2
      3

      Rajash,

      moral of the story is, “LTTE destroyed its own Tamil’s values”

    • 2
      3

      All Tamils are not Kotyias. But all Kotiyas are Tamils.

      • 2
        1

        Edwin Rodrigo “All Tamils are not Kotyias. But all Kotiyas are Tamils. “

        Edwin as I say you are a confused man.

        you have not heard of Sinhala Koityas?

        how can Tamil Kotyas survive without Sinhala Kotyas?

        • 1
          4

          Sihalayas are lions As the name suggests we have Lion Hearts. Kotiyas come lower in the pecking order. The lion is the King.

          • 0
            1

            “As the name suggests we have Lion Hearts.”

            According to Mahavamsa you also have lion’s sperm.

            doesn’t it show ?

    • 1
      2

      Rajash

      Anyone talking about the Great Tamil culture that one time ruled the entire are LTTE rump.

      Tamils is a language and India has so many languabes and hundreds of dialects. There is dravidean languages Tamils is a dynamic dialect.

      where did this your Tamil culture exist ?

      If you have a great Tamil culture, why you have to unite different Tamil speaking tribes or castes under one language ?

      • 2
        2

        jimsofty

        where did this your Tamil culture exist ?

        is your brain softy or are you a jim

  • 7
    1

    First free women in purdah and slavery. Look within yourselves before worrying about others. Ahmadiyahs and Sufis are bombed out of existence. Stop this bloodshed in the name of religion. Stop this hatred. Hate-filled senility is not a good thing.

    • 1
      1

      Mama Sinhalam,

      “First free women in purdah and slavery”.

      Ever had an iota of courage tell “free women from being used as human-bombs, and free innocent children being used as LTTE soldiers (terrorists) to your ungracefully killed leader, ‘funnypakaran’?

      Probably not. Instead, you might have skimmed more credit cards in EU and funded them?

      Why worry about women peacefully following their faith?

  • 5
    0

    Izeth Hussain has no any moral right to write about Tamil caste system because he has been born and lived only as rich Muslim and because the ever existing (not by any means a past episode or never will be spitted out as eschewed practice) Muslim cast system is based only on wealth possession, unlike that of Tamils based on the service provided. Tamil caste system has successfully existed because both service provider as well as the recipient are mutually benefited and hence mutual respect is very spontaneous; in Muslin caste system in the human the does not posses nothing always a “Chakkelia” and this is what I have observed every Friday. I don’t want to elaborate on it because I am not a Muslim, thus I have limited knowledge apart from the above close observation, “Chakkelia are never allowed in beyond the gate!

    I being Tamil from Jaffna enjoyed the reciprocal benefits through the service categorized caste system, I am very happy that those poor people abundantly benefited monetary wise and today even more happier about those same people are well placed in Government Services through the free education system and wisely using the system for their own uplifting! It is always more heartening to see them, that they are prepared wholeheartedly to respect us whenever we visit Jaffna. This is the major picture of present day Caste system.
    Of course there are always few extremists would have existed during 18th and early 19th centuries, could have misused the Caste system, which IH and HLDM
    dwelling upon because both too worried over Sinhalese and Tamils uniting for better Sri Lanka.
    If Whole TNA is of Vellala (equivalent to Sinhala Govigama) and if these Vellalas had caste castigated and subjected the people as have been claimed is it possible for TNA to claim much more seats than any other party!

    Any body wants further astonishment through true picture of caste-ism of Jaffna please contact vetmahadeva@yahoo.com

    • 3
      0

      Correction Please

      “in Muslin caste system in the human the does not posses nothing always a “Chakkelia” and this is what I have observed every Friday. I don’t want to elaborate on it because I am not a Muslim, thus I have limited knowledge apart from the above close observation, “Chakkelia are never allowed in beyond the gate”

      It should be read as

      in Muslin caste system is that the worst practice- the human who does not posses anything always known as “Chakkelia” and this is what I have observed every Friday. I don’t want to elaborate on it because I am not a Muslim, thus I have limited knowledge apart from the above close observation, “Chakkelia are never allowed in beyond the gate”
      Any body wants further AMUSEMENT through true picture of caste-ism of Jaffna please contact vetmahadeva@yahoo.com

  • 2
    2

    Islam an Caste

    People commenting on the above subject are like the 7 blind men trying to find out what an elephant is by touching different parts on one. I doubt whether they have been in an Islamic country ever.

    I have been working in Saudi and visiting Bahrain frequently like I am doing now, for the last 25 years. It is an amazing country. There are churches, kovils, Buddhist temples and even a 10 foot tall Dagoba in Bahrain. We even have a Gihi Piritha on every Poya. There is full freedom to practice your faith here as long as you do not work against Islam, like insulting it and trying to convert Muslims.

    There are night clubs, bars, alcohol shops. You name it. we have it. Unlike in Saudi, women dress (or even undress) as they like. No one whistles or even look hard at them as in SL. They can move as they like. They can visit anyone they like. They can have any relationship they like as long as public peace is not disturbed. In other words, you can do whatever you like with whomever you like privately.

    Bahrainis are mostly Muslim and the nicest people in the Gulf. Muslims here have no idea what caste is, leave alone practice it. Even the ‘lowliest’ messenger or driver addresses the top boss by his name. No Mister, No Sir, No Madam.

    On the negative side, there are sectraian differences instigated by Iran. These should not be identified as caste differences. I am writing this because, some Tamils are trying to give the impression that Muslims have caste differences. Absolutely untrue. One can say they do not have any class differences in social activities too.

    Now is the time to visit Bahrain. In April we have good weather and Formula 1 Races. If you buy a ticket for F1, you can get an on line visa.

    • 0
      3

      Article mentioned about Tamil and Sinhalese caste system too. Why only Tamils seems have been affected highly?

    • 4
      1

      Dear Edwin Rodrigo

      Why you are jumping the guns by dragging us to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, while we are discussing caste system in South East Asia as per IH or in Sri Lanka in our standard.
      Let Half Malay HLDM or IH reply me, and your claim that Saudi Arabia does not half caste – is TOTALLY FALSE, I had been working in Saudi Arabia and I know how it works, though not as a system – due to the strict laws, but truly exists. There another Rodrigo from Galoya, Ampara was my driver, and my job demanded extensive travelling within Saudi Arabia, though not with the same drivers for different journeys.
      One day I was travelling with the MODA driver to attend a camels owned by MODA area command COL.Trukey; the discussion ensued while travelling with the SAUDI driver on the subject of eating camel meat and the driver’s response was
      ” WE DON’T EAT CAMEL MEAT INCLUDING OUR BOSS BUT ONLY BATHU PEOPLE EAT IT”
      He continued to explain that Camel is a sacred animal by Kurahn, I was astonished!
      What you infer from this discussion …….I will leave it to you and may apply this to Bahrain as well
      I suppose you know what is MODA in Saudi Arabia!

      • 1
        3

        I was referring to Bahrain NOT Saudi Arabia. The difference between the two is like ‘Ahasa – Polowa’ Sky and earth.

      • 1
        3

        Cows, Camels and SB Hybrids

        Vetmahadeva, You mean you were going to dafren dafren places with dafren dafren drivers? How about yeggs, bakeda beans and Kookada ham? Are they available in Saudi? How about Buttter Chikkken that you Round God loved? And Muttton?

        So they do not camel meat? You find that strange Vetmahadeva? You Sakkili Brahmins do not eat beef. Why? Because you are stupid enough to believe that the cow is one of your Gods. You worship cows, offer flowers to it and even eat their dung, just to appease the stupid animal.

        But you find it illogical that someone does not eat camel meat. Muslims have only one God Allah. So don’t come out with big lies about them having camels as Gods. Some of them do not eat camel meat because it is such a useful animal. Not because they are stupid like you Brahmins to elevate an animal, a lowly cow, to the level of a divinity.

        You have Monkeys riding donkeys, well dressed cows, Gods looking like crabs with dozens of hands but only one penis, the list unending. Why not add a camel too? That would be nice. Then your Brahmin women will have one more item in the menu: Sakkilyas, Oxen and Camels.

        You must be Wet Mahadeva, your brain wet with sea water after the long swim.

        • 3
          1

          Dear EDWIN RODRIGO

          Kuran has given an elevated status to Camels and that is the fact!

  • 1
    3

    Tiger Rump Inspired Anti Muslim feelings

    There are some commenting here, just to express their views. Some comment because they belong to lobbies like the Tiger Rump or Christian groups. They would love nothing more than a rift between the Sinhalese and Muslims.

    Please do not forget the following:

    1) The Arab countries supported Sri Lanka to the hilt, in all UN fora. India did not because of the Tamil factor. This cannot be just discounted as something simple. The Arab countries are under immense pressure to do what the US wants in all issues. In this case they defied all that to support us. Even now they would do it.

    2) Many Muslims joined the armed forces and fought the Tigers, some even making the ultimate sacrifice. I think even now that solidarity is with us there, unless we ourselves manage to loose it.

    So, who is the enemy and who is the friend?

    The enemy is still the LTTE. Who are the groups supporting them?

    1) The Clinton Foundation
    2) The Extermist Tamil Hindu Groups
    3) The Extermist Christian Groups of whom Tamils form a powerful sub group.

    I would put my trust in the Muslims than in any of these.

  • 2
    3

    Mr Edwin Rodrigo,Have you ever considered my humble request to improve the English of those who you refer to “my babies “?I am sure your phrase has a strong sense of euphemism ! As for reforming their ability to think straight , perish the thought.

    Mr Izzeth Hussein,keep that wonderful pen of your’s flowing please.It does seem to cause heartburn,irregular heartbeat,piles of a very bloody kind in your detractors -Kettikaran,Maillurayan,Siva Sankaran Sarama ( designer of the sarong?) etc but who cares?They have all the kot! money for the hospital bills!

    • 1
      3

      The only way to improve their English is to request them to use Yiddish. That I have already done. Let us wait and see the results.

  • 1
    2

    Too Tu Too

    As we know Kutti is a member of the dreaded Christian Group ‘Death to Non Christians’. How a Christian Group could be even dreaming of Death to anyone is a moot point worthy of discussion. But I am digressing as usual, and that may confuse the reader. So we make another start.

    As we all know Kutti is a member of the dreaded Christian Group ‘Death to Non Christians’. One Sunday after attending mass at their secret church, Kutti was sitting on a bench at the Public Pleasure Park just outside when another of the same murderous group came and sat beside him. Let us call him Motti.

    Kutti: What is your time?

    Motti: Two.

    Kutti: Mine is Two too. And I have to meet Tu Tu at Two to Two.

    Motti: You are late. I am late too. I am supposed to meet Tu Tu at Two to Two too.

    Hearing this the Yiddish speakers Sama and Darunuwathi, the Pleasure Park owners, smiled at each other saying ‘English is like a bird song no aney’?

  • 0
    0

    [Edited out]

  • 2
    5

    Opening Up Two Fronts

    Why did Hitler loose the War when everything went his way at the start. Because he opened up a second front in the East before he finished the Western one. Winter came and it was so cold that when the German soldiers took out their penises to pee, they froze and fell off frost bitten. It was as if Kittu was there working on them.

    The Sinhalese and the Puthujjana Tamils are still fighting a ferocious war at international level with the Tiger Rump. We may like to think that it is over. But it is not over. What is over is the easily seen first part. The second part is being raged all over the world by every single one of the Tamil refugees. They ran away leaving their Puthujjana brothers to face the consequences of the war Tigers started.

    Opening another war front against the Muslims is what the Rump wants us to do – The very thing we should not do.

    ‘Do not do what your enemy wants to you to do. Do what your enemy does not want to you to do’ (Keppetipola).

    Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy. (Sun Tzu}

    • 3
      0

      Edwin,

      “Winter came and it was so cold that when the German soldiers took out their penises to pee, they froze and fell off frost bitten.”

      Who fell? The Germans or their penises? Both? Together or separated?

      Did millions of German soldiers return home without their penis from the war?

      Why would only German penises freeze? The penises (even German penises!) have about the same body temperature as the rest of the human body. No penises will freeze due to short time exposure to cold temperature.

      • 1
        3

        Try putting it in the fridge (freezer compartment) and see what happens. Don’t ask me whether I have tried it. No need. I know what happened to the Germans. No need to experiment.

      • 1
        3

        Frozen Nuts

        Lone Wolf, Here are the answers for your ‘penis’ questions:

        “Who fell? The Germans or their penises? Both? Together or separated”? Wolf, I know it is important for you. But to ask those questions from a German, who has just seen his penis falling off like a coconut from a tree is risky, especially when he is carrying a gun.

        Did millions of German soldiers return home without their penis from the war? Who wants to return home without his penis? I don’t. I don’t know about you Brahmins, but I always carry it with me when I go home on vacation. If you go minus your penis, no wife is going to believe the cock and bull story(actually NO cock and only Bull story) you are going to tell.

        Why would only German penises freeze? Because the Russian penises were well protected. They had good winter clothing.

        The penises (even German penises!) have about the same body temperature as the rest of the human body. You are nuts all over, literally. God packaged the nuts (sorry) testicles outside because the body temperature would kill all the sperm.

        Eureka! This is probably why you guys cannot breed like piglets as certain other non Tamils can do. You cut off half your Brahmin penis and then keep you testicles not hanging out and expect to breed like pigs? No wonder the Y chromosome of the Brahmins has been flushed out and the Sakkili one is dominating. (Izzeth please note).

        No penises will freeze due to short time exposure to cold temperature. May be you are right. But I am not going to try it. I want more piglets.

        • 1
          2

          Mission accomplished

          Izzeth, I have done the 2 things you wanted. Exposed KK. Found the reason behind the piglet thing. (Jealousy as I expected). Please read my post ‘Frozen Nuts’.

          Now please let me go. There is a nice technical article published by prof Kumar David. I am moving over.

          I am sick of the stupid Sakkili Brahmins Hybrids who attack you at every turn. Buddha said Asevaca Balanam (The SB Hybrids). I want to Pandithnanca Sevana (AKD)

          Call me if you need me.

          Good Bye and Good Luck.

          • 1
            2

            Edwin Rodrigo – thanks for everything. I know how you feel. They are a sickening lot.Good luck – IH

            • 0
              0

              Let me tell, here, something I experienced about my fellow commentator “Real Siva Sankaran Sarma”. Once I had written a comment to “Siva Sankaran Sarma” calling him as Namboodiri. REAL came and declared that he is the Real Sarma and Siva Sankaran Sarma is not a Namboodiri, but only Sinhalese. REAL had in many comments categorized who are high castes and who are not. REAL never have claimed that Caste divisions should stay or there is a meaning in it or use in those divisions.
              His way of tackling seems to be, “if you want to attack Tamils with the excuse of castes, here I stand; select me as your target; I give you the reply, you don’t need a naïve, camouflage of castes to attack Tamils.” A similar behavior is observed in wildlife, where a doe or warthog would position it as target to divert a prey animal targeting its vulnerable offspring.

              When another fellow commentator used a Caste name on Sumane, another Sinhalese commentator, I objected and he never used that word thereafter; but Izeth knowingly uses that and similar words lavishly, in the name of fighting casteism. It is an open insult to those involved. A similar behavior observed in raping a child in the name of marriage, but can be divorced with three words, without seeing the victim’s pitiful face. For example, on the other side, we fight for Muslims women rights, but don’t use degrading words on Muslim women on the name of fighting for them, unlike Izeth and his clan.

            • 0
              0

              But those who want to attack Tamils, who want to spoil the solutions Tamils demands from IC, attack the Tamils by calling us with all sorts of caste names. In these pages not one real Tamil so far have insisted that castes division should be protected, they should stay there. But the attack continues openly challenging Tamils getting any solution because me, REAL, Rajash or Kettikaran. Further they demand that all of their communities abhorrent practiced are holistic and to stay but talking against those is blasphemy.

              Tamils problems started in 1920, I started to appear in CT in 2014. The explanations are struggling to portray that we are either rumps or breasts of something or somebody, and in any case the Tamils should not get any solutions, but should be punished for our undesirability, which just fancifully conceived by their noble minds. I yet have to get of what the issue is if we are ugly or beautiful, or rumps or breast of anybody or anything. These questions never get answered, but the talks quickly slip into new accusation, while new ones are in the own, if the ones on the hands are to be abandoned too.

              Are job is not arguing Tamils case; that has to done by representatives of Tamils like TNA, TGTE, TNPF, GTF… Our job is to poke the facial masks of the false, advocates of criminals, who block the path for progress in consideration for their perks and benefits they get .

  • 3
    0

    One feels more pity for the ageing Izeth Hussain than anger. Here, once more, he takes a subtle swipe at Lankan Tamils. This time dressing the article as one involving Casteism among Hindus and Buddhists in Asia. He has one eye in trying to be in the good books of the Muslim community by regularly needling the Tamils. It will be noted in the same article he writes of the enormous differences between West Pakistanis and the Bangladeshi’s – both Moslem, nonetheless. This is as much Casteist discrimination. Therefore, one has to quickly dismiss his claim “the writer had acquired a solid reputation as someone who was extremely sympathetic to the Tamils..” Much ink, time and space has been wasted earlier discussing this issue. Anymore will be futile as Hussain’s negative reputation in this area is far too well known.

    How much of seriousness can one attach to a man who springs in anger and abusive even when a 2-line comment is made against his articles. Yet he has the gaul to claim “According to established convention writers in the Colombo Telegraph don’t reply to attacks against them except occasionally to correct errors of fact” One has to merely see his last two articles to be satisfied the man’s argument is hollow.

    While the Tamil political leadership, India and many countries closely connected to the National Question are satisfied only a form of adequate devolution can usher in peace, unity and reconciliation Hussain pontificatres “the main reason why the Tamils insist on a solution only through devolution is their caste mentality” The argument is so fragile it requires no further comment.

    Kettikaran

  • 2
    0

    (2)

    His position against Devolution is more to impress the local Muslims he is fighting for the latter’s cause. It is in record some of Hussain’s writing on public matters were considered inimical to the interest of the community. One prominent Islamic journal removed him from their list of regular Columnists. Several Muslim communists have written in these pages his articles go against the interest of the community.
    As usual Hussain will deny all these.

    It is an established fact Muslims fear a settlement between Sinhalese and Tamils will be against their new claim of a territorial demand for a Separate Council for them. How can Hussain claim Sampanthan is favourable to his bizarre views while the latter has Devolution as a principal formulae of the TNA for a settlement.

    Once more Hussain attacks Indian PM Modi making an effort the latter’s regime is virulently anti-Moslem. This is mischievous designed to bring Modi into public Muslium hatred. Is Hussein aware or not the
    Pro-Hindu BJP Government has several prominent Muslim politicians in its ranks – in an effort to assure the Muslim minorities and the world there is a prominent place for them in the Modi Govt. Najma Heptullah, M.J. Akbar, Mukthar Abbas Naqwi, Smriti Zubin Imrani are some names that come to my mind.

    There is much more I can do to meet Hussein’s irresponsible comments in this article but I am constrained by the limitation placed by CT Editor.

    Kettikaran

    • 0
      0

      Adding to my comments on the politics of Lankan Muslims here, let me also recall the two Muslim groupings in the country are now divided as never before. Their immediate Agendas are different. Muslims in the Sinhala South i.e. outside the Tamil-speaking North and Eastern Province, make no untenable territorial claims. They are satisfied with the continuation of the Status Quo. While the Tamils in the Eastern Province are hell bent on a separate Provincial Council exclusively for the Muslims. Those in the South are only acutely aware their future peaceful and otherwise comfortable life can be badly affected by the divisive politics of the Eastern Tamils – the raison d’etre of ire of extreme Sinhala groups like the BBS and the different Ravayas. In a highly charged atmosphere of this nature, Muslim writers should be doubly conscious not to take action that can further exacerbate this poisoned environment. The leadership of the Muslim community should take responsibility in taking action to prevent the reckless adventurists within their hold. The matter has now gone beyond harmless abuse, insults and innuendo – as it did in the Halal Certificate debacle.

      Kettikaran

      • 0
        0

        Corrections – Line 10 should read as “Eastern Muslims” (not Tamils)
        Line 16 should read as “within their fold” (not hold)

        Regret error
        Kettikaran

  • 2
    0

    Being a LTTE rump is catiest Tamil Racism? Comedy thamai!

    How much the foreign services taught you about LTTE, against whom they appointed you to campaign?

    Know this please! TNA was created by LTTE. TNA is the only Tamil organization receives majority of the oppressed castes votes, consecutively.

    In LTTE, it is the oppressed castes boys and girls served voluntarily in high percentage. If you check any statistics the highest percentage of LTTE opponents will be higher castes. That applies to your so called LTTE rumps too.

    It appears your terminology “Tamil Catiest Racism” includes the oppressed Tamils to; because it is aimed openly at the wider Tamil spectrum.

    Don’t be a chaff to just write something. Have some backup knowledge and build it on a logical base!

    They the interesting comedy incidents of the mankind that you, Mahindapala, Thero de Silva et al are calling yourself as freedom fighters for oppressed castes.

    • 4
      0

      Most of the Tamil victims of Sinhalese racism killing and land grabs and Muslims opportunism and ethnic cleansing in the east largely belong to the so called oppressed castes and communities, the Tamil fishermen the herdsmen, the peasants whose lands have been illegally confiscated by the Sinhalese armed forces and ex Muslim home guards. Yet these Sinhalese and Muslims come here and shed crocodile tears with regards to the plight of the so called Tamil oppressed castes, who are now really oppressed by them and not the so called Vellalar

      • 0
        0

        Exactly, Rohan.

  • 4
    0

    Izeth, Wrter rightfully or wrongly try to come up with ideas – sometimes reformative. DL tries to resurrect the invasion threat, GL Peiris tries through MR articles and so on.

    Yes the caste system is disgusting but there are laws banning this practice. Believe me – caste is never discussed in Lankan social gatherings.

    The Tamil caste system as prevailed hundred years is all but gone. Why the hell do you connect this with all the ills suffered by Lankans?

    Why not spend time on MMDA reforms? Lankan youths discuss cricket, films and the like. But a certain group discuss gender inequality, child sex, talag etc.

    Read about the genocide of Rohingyas of Myanmar. They are humans and it s happens Muslims.

    You find the Vellahlah bashing by HLD M refreshing and a friend in Edwin! Lankans judge you by the company you keep.

  • 3
    0

    It is rich southern Muslim elite like Izzeth and many other Muslim columnists who regularly post here, who are increasing the rift anger suspicion between the island’s Tamils and the Tamil Muslims and making Sinhalese racist like this odious Edwin Mahindapala and the Sinhalese racist establishment more powerful. They have an agenda and have been doing this since independence.

    Instead of forming a common front based on a common language common origin and ethnicity to fight state sponsored Sinhalese racism, of which they are also now becoming increasingly a target. They brainwash the island’s Muslims to hate/despise their fellow Hindu/Christian Tamils,their actual Tamil origin culture and heritage and in the name of religion worship everything remotely connected Arabs, identify themselves with the Arabs, who treat them like dirt, and weirdly claim an Arab origin, that they hardly have.

    They still largely speak Tamil, until very recently followed Tamil customs and the Tamil form of Sufi Islam from their Indian motherland. Now they have deliberately discarded all this rich ancient 1000 year old Tamil Sufi Muslim culture, and deliberately Arabised themselves in the name of Islam and Wahhabism , looking like some pathetic carbon clones of the Arabs. They have somehow confused their facts and now associate being Muslim with Arabism. Not realising the vast majority of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs,who whilst being ardently Muslim are still proud of their ethnicity history and culture.

    • 0
      0

      Real SS Sama – I haven’t read a single one of your comments on my present article. I am writing this to punish you for having kept on bellowing for month after month after month like a mad bull that the SL Muslims are the product of intermarriage with low caste Tamils.The following are from pages 92 and 93 of Lorna Devaraja’s book on the SL Muslims: “From a trading community with tenuous affiliations to the host culture, they developed paradoxically into a group which while remaining devoutly Islamic, had a place in the most intimate and innermost recesses of Kandyan life: in the administration of the Dalada Maligawa which enshrined the palladium of Buddhist royalty; in the pomp and ceremony of he viharas and devales and in the day to day functioning of the monasteries which were the hub of the spiritual and cultural life of the village”.
      How does that square with your notion that the Muslims are of Tamil low caste origin, of intermarriage even with the Sakkilis. Remember that in traditional Sri Lanka cast was far more important that it is now.You are a low-grade Sakkili Brahmin – IH

      • 0
        1

        Gosh, IH, “You are a low-grade Sakkili Brahmin”. What a Way to Go IH!. Never thought you had it in you. Ha! Ha!

        Hope the Sakkilis are not too unhappy about the ‘Sakkili Brahmin’ term you used.

        • 1
          0

          Hope the Sakkilis are not too unhappy about the ‘Sakkili Brahmin’ term you used. But ultra Sakkilis of your nature, Edwin,apparently have got hurt. Mahindapala and you are among the few who go on arguing on the caste in the country as if you guys have nothing else to discuss.

        • 0
          1

          Thanks Edwin – Real Sama claims that he is a Tamil Brahmin. He is supposed to be of low Tamil gypsy origin. Anyway according to the Buddha people are of high or low caste not by birth but by action. Sama’s action in bellowing endlessly about the Muslims being low caste makes him a first-class pukkah Sakkili.He is therefore a Sakkili Brahmin.
          Hoi Sama – your place should be in a thosai boutique.You can write a book on The Joys of Thosai Cooking. I can help you with the English. Let’s call it The Thosaivalamai – IH

  • 2
    0

    Mr Hussein,

    “The main reason why the Tamils insist on a solution only through devolution is their caste mentality. They are satisfied with fair and equal treatment in the West and elsewhere without any devolution at all, but not here. The reason is that the caste mentality dictates that they be the equals of the Sinhalese or superior to them in Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese are also cursed with the caste mentality.”

    I cannot comment on the Sinhalese but for SL Tamils life is rather complicated due to caste, religion and region. In Jaffna there is no need to think about the Sinhalese because there are so few of them here.

    I drove today though Moor City or whatever it is called (near the Muslim school Osmania. I forgot the name.) and many of the expelled Muslims have returned to the NP and even Jaffna. There were and are many Muslims here and we are used to them. One of the mosques in Jaffna town has a really powerful sound system that apparently bothers nobody.

    In the Sunday Times of today Jaffna Senior Superintendent of Police Gaston Stanislaus says that there are many caste related crimes in Jaffna. Despite his name SSP Stanislaus is a Tamil himself. The previous SSP Jiffrey was a Tamil speaking Muslim.

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/170409/news/indian-drug-smugglers-village-youth-gangs-make-jaffna-a-crime-infested-zone-236469.html

    “Jaffna Senior Superintendent of Police, G.B. Stanislaus, rejected claims that the crime rate in the Jaffna district had increased significantly.

    He said since he took over the post last year, the crime rate had declined almost entirely as most of the youths allegedly involved in crimes have been arrested and prosecuted.

    “The people who committed those crimes are from the same area, not outsiders as claimed by some. There are many kinds of crimes related to caste issues, land disputes and gang fights reported to us. We have resolved almost 70 per cent of the cases in our police stations due to timely action,” he explained.

    However, drug trafficking has been on the increase.”

  • 2
    0

    It was the fall of 2013. The leaves had started to fall & cold was slowly spreading its grip on London, like in other Western cities. One group of people was out there on those cold streets, day and night, to express their outrage on British government. British government had refused to boycott the CHOGM that was about to take place in middle of the November in Colombo. Britain had accepted, based on UNSG’s report that Lankawe war has to be investigated as there were ample evidences that there were war crime. That report is UN’s report. Old Royals dismissed it as Darusman report and refused to accept it or investigate. Tamils in Europe insisted that London should boycott the occasion as it has accepted that Lanka is reliably accused of involved in war crime.

    We who are outside of Britain criticized PM David Cameron’s decision and wrote for it. He didn’t appear to be going to change his decision. His reason was it was not an occasion of Lankawe; CHOGM is Queen’s event and he had to be there. He went to Colombo. But he did not stop there; he went to Jaffna. He visited to refugee camps; he squeezed him through those narrow door frame and crawled through low lying doorway. Media men went with him sent out those pictures to the world to see. Then he came back to Colombo. He called on the Colombo to follow the words of Winston Churchill, “be magnanimous on those defeated in the war”.
    Ex PM was talking about Churchill’s insistence on rebuilding the nations lost the war; treating them equal with the winners; Proving transitional justice for the victims of the war. When he returned to London, UK Tamils who opposed his visit to Lankawe, overwhelmingly voted to conservative party.

  • 1
    0

    Many Tamils thought Lankawe could have remained under Britain. Britain was obstinate on what they were doing. They forcefully merged Tamil Eelam with Sri Lanka. But they provided justice when it was needed. No Sinhala jury needed for them to provide justice. Tamils show it even when Ramanathan went to London during the First World War.

    From 1948 Sinhala leaders have been treating the North as untouchables’ land and ignored every need of it. After freedom, even tourists from outside world had not been allowed to visit North. Those refugee kids who had not seen a stranger not without army fatigue, looked at PM as a man from Moon or Saturn or Jupiter. Thereafter North-Eastern people, politicians & leaders expected foreign diplomats and dignitaries to visit them and see their plights Direct.

    Old King visited once the North, but for the celebration of the war victory. Every army and police brutality was enforced to disturb the normal life of the people for that visit. After using Tamils’ vote to win, Ranil went to North . He did not meet Tamils, but went to see the Keerimalai Presidential Summer House That Old king Old King was building on the forcefully occupied Tamils’ land. He wanted to have that declared as Hotel so that Prime Minister and other ministers also could go. Then he went Kilinochchi. There he shouted at a Principal, in front of his teachers and students, to shut up and sit down. How can you expect magnanimity to defeated one from a man who keeps claiming that he saved the criminals by refusing to sign the Rome Accord? Recently New King went to Jaffna. He promised to keep regularly visiting there. But went to Palali Army camp and promised until he is in power none of those war hero will be prosecuted.

  • 1
    0

    The foregoing is a tale of two leaders, one from a civilized world and one from cheaters world. PM Cameron was not ready to go with Tamils’ demand, but Tamil ended up respecting his decision because of the way he implemented his thoughts of magnanimity. The New King, who wanted to whip the music organizers for having organized a free style concert, had promised EU that he will remove the slavery imposed on Muslim women. Everybody knows it is only to fool EU and get the GSP+. These are the guys going Jaffna and promise all and everything for Tamils.
    This behavior (Lying though the teeth) is the basic element – the brick and motor – of the Aappa diplomacy of the Foreign Services. They promise a lot, freely talk, but kill or destroy the Tamil. Thero De Silva, Izeth, Tamara, Rajiva, Radhika ET al is coming trained through this FM. They will be very nice to you unless you try to tear their mask. If one had torn their mask then they turn out be wild lions and wipe you out. The talk of “it was a LTTE rump turning them as wild” is another part of lie trained through the foreign ministry. FM people open their mouths only for lies.

    If the New King thinks Ex. PM Cameron visited Jaffna only to give Army a promise to save from all the crime they committed, would the Tamils have voted to conservatives in UK election? If Sampanthar had told the truth to Tamils in the January 2015 election that the president they all were voting for would only be saving the army, no land release, no army removal, no release of political arrests, no political solution and no investigation, then would the North East Tamils have voted for him.

  • 1
    0

    Would Yasser Arafat or Mujibur Rahman have cooperated with the enemies against to his own people the way TNA did in the last election. Are they Castiest because they stood for their own people? Aren’t they Islamic? How the Tamils became Casteist when one of the supporters of their freedom fighters tore of the Aappa Diplomats trained twister’s mask in a public forum? Who are deans and who is the VC of Izeth University which issuing LTTE rump certificate? Is that something shame?
    Within all Southeast Asian Hindu Community, North-East is the most liberal people in observing caste differences. Any researchers who have really studied Tamils life would have known that there is no known public well in North East that a person should not use. If there is one like that, neither Izeth nor Mahindapala would have failed to post that picture on web to destroy us.

    Izeth’s “Tamil Castiest Racism: Implications – Part II” did not have an honest description of Tamils cultural life. He is shamelessly revealing that he titled his easy to revenge a LTTE rump, who refused to accept Izeth authority to dictate over Tamils. His biggest claim is Sampanthar had certified about his writing. This same Sampanthar certified New King in January 2015, election. Further, we have seen New King promises to have regular visit to Jaffna, but have not seen even one single time promised that anyone of the matters TNA said in its election statement of 2015 will be honored? Why – Izeth answer is that the Tamils should think that they are equal to Sinhalese.

    Why Izeth did not want to discuss the honesty behind his old writing of he was supporting Tamils? Now he claims that he became dishonest only by LTTE rump unmasking him. What a dishonest lie.

1 2 3

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.