25 September, 2020

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Tamil Nationalism Has Not Failed; It Is In Hibernation!

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Justice C.V. Wigneswaran

Someone asked me: What is your take on the results of the Election in the North and East? Have the Tamil Nationalists failed?

My response was: Certainly not. Tamil people have reacted to the selfish policy-less behaviour of the TNA. The erstwhile TNA votes have got divided mostly among the three parties – TNA, Cycle party and us. Some have shown their disapproval of the TNA by voting to the State favoured parties. Many who so voted felt obliged to repay those who helped them with “goodies” at various times.

These voters’ votes were bought by such candidates. One MP who bought votes at the previous 2015 Election is credited to have said when questioned why he did not respond favourably to his voters’ several demands- “Remember I bought their votes. I owe no duty to them. When the next Election comes I will again buy their votes! I must now concentrate upon making back the money I gave them”.

Thus Politics has now become a business. Though Douglas has a certain number of voters who will vote for him under any circumstances, Angajan’s voters are those who were temporarily mesmerized by his dole – outs and promises of employment. Angajan would have to dole out more and more to get less and less votes hereafter because people would have by now realized what had happened – that they were bought over. Employment will be a mirage. The Government’s debts now exceed ten trillion. That is 1 plus 13 zeros!  Poor Angajan spent all that money on Corona Relief and other relief packages apart from last minute dole – outs only to be finally made a Coordinating Committee Chairman. But now he has got the post of  Deputy  Chairman of Committees. Wonder how he intends making all that money up in the future unless all that money were gifts from powers that be!

As for me I am proud of the fact that those who voted for me in fact voted for me and not for any dole – outs or promises of employment and other benefits. In any event we had no money to spend on such vote catching devices. We borrowed from the people and spent them and have prepared our receipts and expenditure accounts which are being audited and which will be shared with our benefactors. We have been transparent throughout our Campaign. I publicized my assets before the Election.

What must be understood is that no Sinhala government wants to “develop” the North and East. They want to keep the North and East under their control. If  they  intend developing them, they should make the people self-reliant and capable of looking after themselves. Constructing a road, giving a job here or there, opening a Park and so on is not development.

I remember the then Governor of the Lions Club telling us Lions “Giving  benefits to the people would not be development. We need to make our people self-reliant. They should be made to look after themselves. It is pointless giving Fish for example to a family to consume then and there. We must teach them how to Fish so that they would improve themselves and develop themselves independently”. 

I doubt any Sinhala government wants to make the Tamils of the North and East self-reliant or allow them to develop themselves. They want our People to be dependent upon them, not to grow up to be self-reliant.

One of the reasons why Angajan was not considered even for a Junior Ministership was because they would have felt Angajan would have grown too big for his boots. They would not be able to control him. As Deputy  Chairman of Committees he could be controlled!

So my understanding of the Election results is that it had been a reaction to the negative policies so far followed by the TNA. The TNA votes have fallen tremendously when compared to the earlier Election.

The cyclists too have lost heavily. The difference between us and the cycle party has been just 15,000 votes. Theirs is a party which contested the Election several times and lost. Even the vote bank they had at the Local Government Election,  has come down tremendously. Only one was elected.  Eleven years’ campaigning one seat!  Six months’ (sans Covid 19 three months) campaigning one seat. Not bad! Is it not?   

Within six months of which nearly three months were Covid 19 months, we brought together five Parties from the North and East, banded them together, fought the election without proper finances, without adequate personnel to help, without proper network, with  insufficient time to introduce our Party and symbol to the People and yet got 51,000 votes and got one seat.

Hon’ Siththarthan gained due to the ignorance of some of our supporters. They wanted to Vote for Wigneswaran but did not know that he was no more of the House symbol but now Fish symbol! So they voted for House and number 6 and Hon’Siththarthan was the beneficiary! Again some crossed against the House and Fish or Cycle and Fish wanting to show us of their desire that all Tamil National Parties must unite. Over 35000 were spoilt votes!

I think on our part we have done extremely well. While the other Tamil Nationalist parties lost their votes heavily we came up to this point from scratch.

My hunch is our People will soon jettison the TNA, the Cycle Party as well as the government favoured Parties and bring us into power at the Provincial Council Election to be held early next year. The Government favoured Parties will be completely  routed.

Tamil Nationalism has not failed. It is in hibernation!

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    Tamil voters have elected politicians who will follow three different routes:
    1- Collaboration politics – Some with no principles while others who have thrown their principles to the wind. Their aim is to join the government bandwagon and fill their pockets. In the process they may be able to find employment for some and do some eyewash development.
    2- Appeasement politics – These people do not want to carry on the struggle for fear of being arrested or even killed and want to continue hoodwinking the people saying that they will negotiate with the government to obtain the rights, knowing well that they will get nothing.
    3- Confrontation politics – These people will take on the struggle without contravening the law, (shadow boxing) knowing well that government will not concede anything.
    All of the above are bound to fail and history is going to repeat itself.
    It is Mahabratha war that is being enacted in Sri Lanka, where Tamils the rightful owners are fighting against Sinhalese the usurpers. Like Pandavars they gambled and failed and have gone into the wilderness. So the word used by CVW that Tamil nationalism is in hibernation is correct. Like Pandavars, Tamils will regroup , defeat the Sinhalese and regain their lost land.
    Million dollar question is, who will play the role of Lord Krishna.

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      Analysing the net outcome of the Krukshetra war, who was the ultimate beneficiary of the grand scheme of Krishna?
      Besides the killing of many soldiers on both sides that had no interest in the family quarrel, all the descendants of the Pandavas were killed off by Aswaththaamaa infuriated by the cheating by Krishna that led to his father Dhrona’s death.
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      Aha, but there was an exception, the embryo of the child of Abhimanyu in the womb of Subadra, sister of Krishna. Not bad for a major role player in an avoidable war, which Krishna conspired to let happen.
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      So, let us await a Krishna to arrive to make asses of all of us.

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        BTW
        The last visit of Krishna was not a happy occasion for Him or for the people of this country.
        His anticipated visit from the West did not quite work out for the Tamils.
        There is no such prospect from the South, and Tamil leaders will not have any from the East.
        So it has to be from underground or outer space!

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      “Like Pandavars, Tamils will regroup , defeat the Sinhalese and regain their lost land”

      Pls regroup and start a War, this will us an opportunity to pack another 1 million out of the country

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        India refused to grant citizenship to Tamil refugees living in India unlike those from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Very soon you will give India an opportunity to pack 10 million Tamils into Sri Lanka to make Sinhalese a manageable majority.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
          See the difference between kind-hearted Sinhala Buddhists and Hindu Indians.
          Colonial parasites brought millions of Dravida slaves from India to work in their plantations, exploited them to make money and ran away abandoning them in Sinhale. Sinhala Buddhists gave citizenship to these Stateless aliens. You are one of them.
          —-
          “India refused to grant citizenship to Tamil refugees living in India”

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            Mahindapala, India has two avenues for intervening, if Sri Lanka does not surrender totally like what happened in 1987.
            1- Full implementation of 13th amendment, a result of Indo-Lanka accord. The responsibility of India to disarm LTTE has been achieved, but the responsibility of Sri Lanka to implement the accord has not been. India is well within international laws to intervene to fulfill the provision.
            2 – Resettling the refugees. Sri Lanka has not taken any initiative for the last ten years for Tamils to go back to their original places from where they were driven out. As in Bosnia, they can intervene to give Tamils the lands that have been appropriated from them by others.
            Tell your machans in Sri Lanka not to fool India and get a hammering.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              Sinhala Buddhists follow five precepts.
              Malabar Vellala Demalu follow four precepts. They are:
              1. India Saranam Gachchami
              2. UK Saranam Gachchami
              3. EU Saranam Gachchami
              4. Amerika Saranam Gachchami

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                Eagle,

                We Ceylon Tamils(Eelam) do not for for any of that Katchami. Only Thinaichami for light Mavizhakku to Kathirkama Kanthan.

                Probably last time Tamils crying out as Panichami was just few years after Manimehalai’s students wrote the Divuwamsa. After that Tamil completely wash off the bald heads. Still, there weren’t many heard of it because there was no loudspeakers those days in Tamil Viharas. Nobody lost sleep or no students lost exam.

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                What about the sixth precept

                Buddham Saranam Gachchami

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                An opportunity to pack another 1 million out of the Heladiva, more than that, we will do the same as how Americans did for Red Indians

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                  Thank you for conceding that the natives of this island are Tamils!

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              If India try to intervene with internal affairs of Sri Lanka, the Dragon will come to the boarder and roar. The situation in 2020 is different from 1987. You saw what happened at the recent incident in Galwan Valley. Indian troops ran putting their tails in between their hind legs without even bothering to pick their dead colleagues.

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                Dragon will roar ? Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi

                Does this ring a bell to you ? US, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, India , UK, France and now Russia after the Chinese made a stupid mistake in claiming Vladivostok as theirs. Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been made strategic naval base by India and US . They are flying sorties from there to US base in Diego Garcia. The Dragon will come yes, it will that is when, the pigs will start flying.

                Sinhala pigs may fly very soon when the Indians land in the North east of Srilanka with the 15 thousand ex- LTTE cadres. Gota’s and Mahinda’s balls is what they will remove first. I want their balls to feed my pet dog, I am waiting to feed my dog sooooon.

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                  P
                  Dogs that get used to human testicles may come for yours before long.
                  *
                  We have seen it happen with other acts of personalised political violence before.

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                    SJ

                    Mine are safe secure and hanging well , where they should, when I last checked. These Pakeyas ( Paksahas) are no match to this ex- Tamil Tiger. They should get to me first before they come any where near my ——“

                    I can’t stop laughing at your response though !!!!!

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                  PIRA Thanbi,

                  “Sinhala pigs may fly very soon when the Indians land in the North east of Srilanka with the 15 thousand ex- LTTE cadres.”

                  Surely Rajivs Ghost will come here with 15000 ex LTTE Cardres.

                  “I want their balls to feed my pet dog, I am waiting to feed my dog”

                  Do you have a pet dog ? If you do then by feeding him with what you mentioned here would save you a bit of money. You stingy man.

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                EE
                You misjudge the Dragon. It seldom meddles in internal matters.
                It will sit back and laugh to see people rally strongly behind even an unpopular government when foreigners try to impose their will on their country.

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                Eagle blind eye, Dragon cannot even make the Yankees blink, in their own backwaters South China Sea! Did you not even hear what Duterte’s foreign minister had to say just this week, that if China tried to play hard they would just invoke MDT they have with the US. Forget the Dragon, there is another formidable formation taking shape called QSD or Quad!

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              Dr GS,
              “Full implementation of 13th amendment”
              If the Rajapakses are shrewd they can boldly say they would implement the 13th Amendment in full. But as many do not know unless it is 13 plus, the Tamils are going to be disappointed as the 13th Amendment has enough provisions to make the Provincial Council a lame duck.

              Search for the article – 13th amendment .. by Iqbal

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            We will soon be coming home to develop our Tamil Homeland, Tamil Eelam.

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              MV
              Coming home is possible even immediately, but to Tamil Eelam is doubtful even in the long term..

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          “ery soon you will give India an opportunity to pack 10 million Tamils into Sri Lanka to make Sinhalese a manageable majority.”

          That is because the Tamils are a nuicense. If India can they will prefer to send all 60 million Tamils out of India.

          Talking about managing the sinhalayas, I think they will send 10 million Hindi people.That way they can trust the people they send to Sri lanka.

          I personally would not mind having 10 million Hindi people if we they can take all the Tamils out of Sri lanka

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        RAVI PERERA,

        Sooner we send these cancerous people back to where they came from the less problematic this country will be.

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          Ha ha… very true

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          Jayasuriya

          “Sooner we send these cancerous people back to where they came from the less problematic this country will be.”

          So when are you leaving?

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        RP
        All nationalists can be daft. But not always so daft.
        BTW, the war was really initiated by the JRJ regime. The youth fell for “Krishna’s” cunning.

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          Dear SJ

          The war was taken to JRJ with the separatism mandate/river of blood speeches by the TULF after suppressing all decent in Jaffna the worst form of u undemocratic mandate ever recorded in the world…..this itself on its own merits need to be revisited in the courts as crime against humanity/all the election violence need to be recorded and thugs brought to the books.

          GOSL responded in kind hence the 1977 riots after dealing with the SLFP politically and physically too. Then came the innocent victims paying the price for the TULF blunder.

          1981 was a window of opportunity and a very timely one too…….never to be then came the killing of the soldiers and more innocent dying for this blunder by the TULF.

          I will leave out the FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA crime against the rest of the Nation to GOSL solve but want to focus on the crime that was committed by this party on the Tamils is my only focus currently as is where the answers to the puzzle lies/injustice to Tamils lies.

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            TV
            The violence of 1977 was vicious and do not make excuses for it.
            When Amirthalingam protested in Parliament JRJ made his notorious uncalled for utterance “If it is peace it will be peace, if it war it will be war!” The anti-Tamil violence was preceded by a few weeks of post-election violence against SLFP supporters during which time he said that the police are om holiday.
            What is the 1981 opportunity? A piece of chicanery for which the FP fell. How do you explain the attempted theft of ballot boxes (witness Yogendra Duraiswamy) and the torching of the Library?
            You give the impression that “FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA” comprises the sole political criminal gang, forgetting the history of SB racism starting well before 1915.
            You talk about the killing of the soldiers. Agreed that it was not the right thing to do. What were soldiers doing in Jaffna from the time they were stationed there by JRJ? The hurt and killed more than their fallen colleagues in the vicinity of the incident. Why did JRJ allow cremation in the Kanatte, much against advice fro colleagues, including Premadasa? Cannot you see any mischief?
            It seems that you are seeking revenge for something. Come out of it and look at the bigger picture.
            Show some respect for history.

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              Dear SJ

              With the qualification of I never questioned the problems and only questioned the methodology all along. The journey itself had equal if not worse flows that even renders the original problem as insignificant hence a simple graph time vs death since 1948 will demonstrate what I am saying.

              (1) 1977 – separatism and the journey to get there since 1970-1977 has a lot of crime attached in Jaffna alone. The eventual victims Tamils in that riots. I never questioned what happened in between??

              (2) 1981 – I consider this as a critical event the DDC elections. I do not justify all that happened afterwards but highlight what happened before that….killings of the candidates/same thuggery I am all too familiar with Tamils killing Tamils..has indeed let to the following events later?? It is for people to vote/decide not my personal call with a gun?

              (3) 1983 – Take the war to the Soldiers by killing them and their reaction I did not justify??? the event itself once more victims innocent Tamils. If hit said not take place there would not have been a riot simple as that?

              The bigger picture is to say no issue between the Citizens of SL but is the type of polities by the few from all sides that has resulted in the body count a divided Nation.

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                TV
                Just read your comments or even better ask an impartial reader about the impression that you give.
                List the factors that you draw reference to and study the frequency of each category.
                *
                1. You have a point but do not forget Sinahala chauvinist actions at every turn that encouraged separatism.
                2. The DDC was a farce. The elections were made even more farcical by government meddling. Torching of the Library topped it all.Is there nothing to say about these things?
                3. It is not a matter of justifying a wrong. When you criticize one but not comment on the other the impression that you create is that you at best do not consider it seriously.
                Often what one fails to say is more revealing than what one says in any context.

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                  Dear SJ

                  Thank you for the feed back.

                  I write here knowing what others do not say which I do not have to repeat in my writings hence the “failing to say”.

                  I do not justify any crime on anyone does not matter who/where/what etc……..I did not say……I assumed it is understood.

                  No one ever challenged the problems which are not just limited to Tamils (not sure of this definition but let us work with the FP definition of Tamil) in a developing country which belongs to me too but challenged the methodologies only and always. Therefore one has to reach a democratic mandate in a democracy means I have no right to put a gun at someone else to make them accept my believes……which I never did…however using the forum to state “our” thoughts in our country which we all have been prevented from doing so for a long time…….is the missing link…….leaving behind all the hideous crime committed by this party unchallenged to date. This will not happen.

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                    “what others say” not “others do not say”

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                      It is also my way of highlighting to others “what they do not say” means they will do anything to shut us up or “”say” evidently here in this forum too is what I set out to do is to have their responses written/recorded by themselves in an exchange hope will make them think of thinks that they did not think/reflect before but acted upon all their life?? Even worse they say or do not say after being exposed to all the democracies they reside now and enjoy the freedom and continue the same as before is a separate crime too.

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                      TV
                      I am not telling anyone what to say.
                      I only warned against saying things in an unbalanced way as it hurts even a useful message. If that is what you want, good luck to you.

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        Sinhalese Aryans will teach another lesson to NORTH & EAST of Sri Lanka, the same as our Gotabaya did for LTTE and LTTE leadership. His next step to clean North & East, the same as how the USA did for Red Indians. Another 50 years, no more whites in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and another 50-100 years no more whites in South Africa

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          N perera,.
          I have no idea what kind of sinhala supremacism you are implanted in.

          We the sinhalayas ( I mean not the slaves of Medamulana high criminals) would not want to harm any kind of minority srilankens since we are all the same. We should all have the rights to get treated with the same spoon.

          Brutal civilwar left behind all harms to all and that is why we are now led by uneducated bastards having reelected again and again. This nation has a better future, if the leadership would have been wiser.
          :
          Now being caught by a bunch of CRIMINALS, we are hopeless for a better future. WHO would suffer if not the POOR masses who are the majority across the country ?
          If the leadership would have been destined with the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, under the divine forces, this country would turn out to have lot more chances for a better future. Let pray on and on … Rajakshes be cursed with all sins – God is the greatest.

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          CT
          Why do you tolerate such hate mail and the string that it generates?

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          N. Perera, Sinhalese are not Aryans. Sinhalese are just Sinhalese, the indigenous people of this island. So please stop repeating the idiotic colonial mistake of trying to classify the Sinhalese as Aryans. Sinhalese are most certainly not Dravidians either. The mistake of the colonial scholars/anthropologists is that they tried to fit in people to categories which the colonial scholars had defined. Sinhalese obviously did not fit into those categories, but they classified Sinhalese with the Aryans nevertheless. If Sinhalese are Aryans, surely there must be some record of it in at least one place in over millions of pages of literature produced by the Sinhalese over a couple of millennia? Show me one reference to where Sinhalese are classified as Aryans? Sinhalese are called mlechchas, i.e non-Aryan or non-Vedics in the Mahabharata. Sinhalese could be called Indo-Aryans based on the colonial language classification, but that too is not quite right. Why do we need these Indian or British colonial categories anyways? Sinhalese have always been just Sinhalese. We don’t need these new classifications.

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            “Chuttal Thaane Therikirathu Thoddal suduvathu Neruppenru”.
            (Only the touching of the fire bring the sense that touching fire can burn the hand). Too late Don Stephen fell from Horse and Solomon West Ridgway Dias was shot by a wominzer Bald head Terrorists.

            It is not Mahanama, but Eagle MLDM who wrote the jaffnahistory.com (Mahawamsa), Anyway, now he is refusing to be lion cup but wants to a Bald Eagle. “Annanadai Nadakka poy Kakkam tha Naddayum Keddutham”. Soon Eagle and Punchi going to concede that are they just Vedda, who prayed only …. Only…… Kathirgama Kanthan. No body else. The Aryan Buddhism was forced to them by south Indian Kallathonies. (That was, more or less, correct history)

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          N for Nancy Perera

          my dear chap why did you leave Angoda before they completed their treatment ? you are still very much delusional. Tamils will take over the entire Srilanka very soon. you watch this space.

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            Dias-Poda and PEE-LAM , still crying for nothing, the Sinhalese army gave the best treatment to Terrorists Tamils and completely wiped out LTTE and LTTE leadership . Near future, we will give the same treatment how White Americans wipeout Red Indians

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        Sinhalese speaking low caste South Indian origin Demala, you yourself are already out of the island, run away from your genocidal paradise, picking fruits in California and then like a cardboard patriot , jumping up and down to banish Tamil people out of the island. You are either a mental case or a disgusting low life. Why don’t you return to your genocidal paradise ? Instead of living in the USA. Even picking fruits in California is much better and gives you a better life, that in your so called genocidal paradise

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          R25
          Do you pick fruit anywhere nearby?
          *
          I know of one character (+ his alias) besides you that repeatedly uses such foul language. I wonder what your relationship is to him!

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        Perera

        Read Mahavansa the fairy tale history of Lanka it clearly tells you even after the most celebrated defeat of Ellalan ( Elara ) the Tamil king by a so called Sinhala Gemunu the Tamils came back and reconquered Srilanka and enslaved the Sinhala race and ruled over them for centuries. History repeats itself. Perera, you can pack your things and go to Portugal where your fore bears came from.

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        An opportunity to pack another 1 million out of the Heladiva, more than that, we will do the same as how Americans did for Red Indians

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      Hilarious!

      Fonseka plays the role of Lord Krishna.
      Weerasekera plays the role of Lord Shiva.
      Gotabaya plays the role of Sura.

      Tamils certainly cannot survive another 1983——————-2009 cycle.

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        Modi will play the role of Lord Buddha and release all Sinhala veerayas from sansara. Similarly Sinhalese too cannot encounter another 1983 ——————2009 cycle.

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          The Buddha was the most sensible founder of any faith.
          He refused to do favours or perform miracles and left it to the individual to sort himself/herself out. So it is best to leave him out. The Sinhalese worship various Hindu gods to fulfil their wishes.
          *
          The lines adopted by the Tamil and Sinhala racists that we see on these pages overtly invite the un-survivable cycle, as none of them is living in this island to face the consequences.

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          GS
          Modi is busy releasing tens of thousands of Indians from sansara by his remarkable handling of COVID-19.

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
      ‘Tamil Land’ can be found only in Tamil Nadu. Sinhalayo never went to Tamil Nadu to occupy ‘Tamil Land’. So, I do not know why you keep on saying “Tamils will regroup , defeat the Sinhalese and regain their lost land.”
      There is no ‘Tamil Land’ in Sinhale because there are no Tamils in Sinhale. Sinhale have only Demalu who are the descendants of slaves brought from Hindusthan by colonial parasites after 1505 or remnants of Dravida invaders or K-Thonis.
      In fact, Demalu who were brought from Hindusthan as slaves to Yapanaya are occupying the land of Sinhalayo where Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa existed. Malabar Vellala Demalu who grabbed this land after colonial parasites left use Malabar customary law called ‘Thesawalamei’ to keep land under their control. Government should declare this land as State Land and give to landless Dalits removing absentee land lords who operate a Feudal System in Yapanaya.

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        Mahindapala, geologically Sri Lanka was a contiguous land mass with Tamil Nadu. Therefore Sri Lanka is a part of ancient Tamil homeland. It is the bunch of Kallathoni criminals who landed 2500 years ago who usurped the land of Dravidians and created the Sinhala race. There was a pre-historic Dravidian civilization that existed in the island extending from Mannar north to Jaffna, South to Chilaw and east to Trinco, which has been proved archaeologically. Sinhalese are nothing but Tamils who had mixed with Bengalis and other south Indians, which is proved genetically. As for abolishing Thesawalamai, did you hear that Kandyans have opposed the removal of Kandyan law.

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          “…geologically Sri Lanka was a contiguous land mass with Tamil Nadu.”
          When?
          Any evidence of it in historic times?

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            Any evidence of Sita was pregnant to Rawana? After the pregnant Rama took Sita with the help of Hanuma. Why so long Rawana kept under the Rawana? to play “ata ball”

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            SJ
            “…geologically Sri Lanka was a contiguous land mass with Tamil Nadu.”
            When?
            Any evidence of it in historic times?”

            There is plenty of evidence for that.

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              P
              If there is plenty give even one that is credible and scientifically sustainable.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

          Tamil nadu is Sinhalese land, why do you think Parakramabahu invaded that place, it was to chase out the tamil invaders and to free that Sinhalese land, the tamils in tamil nadu themselves know how they are invaders and how the Sinhalese used to live there which is why they named it as tamil nadu, to erase any ownership for the Sinhalese, the tamils will answer for this crime as “tamil nadu” rightfully belongs to the Sinhalese.

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            Jayasuria

            Have you forgotten to take your medicine today ? yes, I totally agree with you Tamil nadu belongs to the Sinhalese who originally came from their ( Tamil nadu ).

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            J & GS
            Is there a race between you to to match the fantasies of Baron von Munchausen? Tough though, but you are getting there.

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              J & GS
              (correction)
              Is there a race between you two to match the fantasies of Baron von Munchausen? Tough though, but you are getting there.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
          “There was a pre-historic Dravidian civilization that existed in the island extending from Mannar north to Jaffna, South to Chilaw and east to Trinco, which has been proved archaeologically.”

          BS! You are picking things from the history of Sinhale distorted by ultra-racist Chelvanayakam who was born in Malaya and entered Sinhale illegally during colonial rule.
          Archeologists have not found a single bit of evidence to support what you say. Archeologists have proved beyond any doubt that Sinhalayo evolved in this country. Dig any place in the area you mention, what you find is Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites.
          Read Ven. Ellawala Medhananda’s book ‘The Sinhala Buddhist Heritage in the East and North of Sri Lanka’.

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        N for Nancy Perera

        my dear chap why did you leave Angoda before they completed their treatment ? you are still very much delusional. Tamils will take over the entire Srilanka very soon. you watch this space.

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          P
          We have been asked to watch many such spaces for decades, but nothing happened but for your namesake (not exactly the same selling) took tens of thousands with him to nowhere-land.
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          “If you want to shoot shoot, don’t talk”.
          (From the movie “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”)

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      You are suppose to keep that a secret??? Now you have made Lord Krishna’s work harder by telling all the Sinhalese/Muslims/Traitors/Turncoats our (sorry your) secret plan…..how could you…..can we expect you or Pandi Kutti or Umberto or NV to play the Krishna’s roll please……..I should say rather continue what you have already been doing please.

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      If what you say becomes reality, it will be ‘I am become death’ for Sinhalese.

      By the way, this is not hatred, and it is the nearest in English for the slogan in Bahavath Keethai.

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    Wiggy’s braggadocio as CM, and now as a member of parliament, has the potential to relegate Tamil nationalism to the lunatic-fringe of Sri Lankan politics presently occupied by BBS and the rest of the Saffron Mafia, the Wahabis, and Malcolm Ranjith. That would be a positive development from the perspective of Sinhala-Buddhist authoritarianism. One wonders … who is egging him on? But as a matter of fact we also know he is quite capable of creating a hullabaloo all by himself.

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      Rajapaksas are trying a TMVP with TNA. Too good to be true. Tamils better stick to TNA than go behind the mirage of Wigneswaran who is playing in a Rajapaksa opera.

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        GATAM,
        You may not have exactly understood what you have just said. It is a true statement! Weakening TNA removes the safety net Tamils have had.
        Justice Wigneswaran can handle only so much. He is not happy with how TNA has been going about conducting business. Weakening TNA should not be his response.
        .
        That brings to mind how Pirabhakaran acted, on being slighted by Rajiv Gandhi. It is we who paid the price for that reckless behaviour of VP. It will be we who will suffer again if CVW does not find common grounds to work with TNA.

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          Do not waste time with GATAM , he is a Sinhalese racist , who was hiding in the closet pretending to be someone reasonable but now showing his true Sinhalese racist colours. Lots of Sinhalese who did not vote for the Rajapakses or do not like them still support his racist anti Tamil policies. The vast majority of them are brainwashed and racist to the core. Even the so called western educated elite. They are the root cause for all these problems , as they incite the stupid frog in the well Sinhalese masses with all this racist Mahvamsa garbage, as they cannot compete with the Tamils and Tamil Muslims on an even plane , therefore rely on state sponsored majoritarian Sinhalese racism. This is why they support these racist war ciminal low lives and scoundrels , as this is how they can thrive and survive. Their survival in on the marginalization and genocide of the island’s Tamils who are far more thrifty and industrious than them , speaking a far richer language . Pathetics

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    CV- !Tamil Nationalism has not failed. It is in hibernation! !

    indefinitely?

    by the time it wakes up there wont be any Tamils left in the country

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      Good!

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        How are your relatives in Kerala Jayasuriya? A typical Malayali Hindu name now beating the anti Tamil drum , like most of these recently migrated Sinhalised South Indian low castes

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          Rohan25 ,

          There’s a reason nobody takes what you tamils say about Sri Lankan history seriously, because you guys don’t know jack shit about it but, you still try to act like experts, go back to the tea plantation and work your shift rohan

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            I was born in Colombo, lived ,studied and worked there, before I moved to the west in the late 1970s for higher studies. But my origin is from Jaffna. Why should I go to the tea plantation , low caste , Sinhalised South Indian origin Jayasuriya? You can go there as the workers there are very closely related to you and belong to the very same communities, that your immigrant South Indian ancestors belonged to. Only thing they have still proudly maintained their Tamil Hindu identity , whereas your slave ancestors changed their identity to Sinhalese.

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      Whom do you categorize as a Tamil, as Tamil is a language. Are you referring to the Dravidians, Karawe of SL, Cholas, Yakshas, or Rakshas?

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    Tamil nationalism will remain in hibernation or take another beating if it wakes up so long as +50% Tamil speaking people live outside North East. The remedy is to launch a concerted effort to convince them to relocate themselves back to NE on their own in order to address this imbalance. Wingeshwaran should keep his genocide propaganda alive with the active support of the likes of Native Veddah here on CT.
    The day they succeed in persuading a SINGLE FAMILY to move out voluntarily Soma will be an active supporter of goals of Tamil Nationalism.

    Soma

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      There were two uprising by Sinhalese against British. After the initial failure, for the next 100 years Sinhala nationalism was in hibernation with occasional kindling by people like Anagarika Dharmapala and others and the anti-imperialist struggle by left parties led by Philip Gunawardena, N.M.Perera and others. Sinhala nationalism never failed, was in hibernation and rose up at independence. Unfortunately now it has turned into racism and is unleashing the same repression by British against which they fought for. So to expect that Tamil nationalism is dead for ever is foolish. This is why the government is harassing rehabilitated LTTE cadres.

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        Dr.G.S.
        You haven’t captured the essence of my comment.
        The problem is +50% of Tamils living outside North East and their continuing desire to live among the Sinhalese. Hence my suggestion to initiate a process to get them back to NE and kick start to awaken Tamil Nationalism.
        The moment you start arguing for your right to live anywhere what you are revealing is your subconscious acknowledgement that Sinhala Buddhist society is superior to a Tamil only Ealam.

        Soma

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

        The Sinhalese people all believe that this is a Sinhalese Buddhist country and is the only one for them, another rise in tamil nationalism to take away what belongs to the Sinhalese would result in the tamils themselves nailing their coffin shut, the tamils will be thrown out for sure.

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          What brain washed Sinhalese people, especially the recently migrated Sinhalised South Indian varieties like you believe is immaterial and it is not historical or a fact. What is the so called Sinhalese Buddhist land are the southern seven provinces not the north and east of the island , This is ancient Eelam Tamil Hindu land and was never Sinhalese Buddhist land. Even the ancient Buddhist ruins in there areas are Tamil Buddhist and not Sinhalese , as now being claimed. Sinhalese never had any control of these lands until the British gave it to you on a platter in 1948. You people only got control of these lands by default, as you were the majority, again thank the British who had no right to have merged the Tamil lands that had always remained separate from ancient times to the times of Portuguese and Dutch rule. Your claim to the Tamil North and East is like the the English claiming Wales and Scotland as their lands. Understood racist When did the north and east belong to Sinhalese prove this historically , You never can

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          No one is trying to take what belongs to the Sinhalese , it is the Sinhalese who are trying steal and claim lands that belong to the Eelam Tamils as their , using the state powers and concocted history as they thing they can, They are the aggressor and the cause of all the problems , but are now playing the victim. Just like the Nazis were playing the victim , whilst being the aggressor and the cause of all so much of killing war crimes and genocide. Use state power that they only got thanks to the British and majority vote, marginalize , commit war crimes and genocide on the island’s Tamil and then play the victim card, stating Tamils are trying to steal our lands. When it is the other way around.

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            What lands when did the north and east of the island ever Sinhalese lands? Just because you became the majority in a colony called Ceylon that was created by the British by joining the then separate Tamil and Sinhalese lands, does not mean everything in the island is yours. The Tamils also have an ancient history in the island and ruling their lands until the European colonists arrived to create mayhem. Tamils lost but the Sinhalese who until then were ruled by the Tamils gained , especially thanks to the British. Yes the Sinhalese go around falsely stating the British favoured the Tamils In reality the British used the Tamils and favoured the Sinhalese

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
        Sinhala nationalism did not rise at Independence. After British left, ‘Sinhala Kalu’ Suddas’ (mostly Christian) got the political power to govern the country and Malabar Vellala Demalu ruled the country oppressing Native Sinhalayo.
        Sinhala nationalism rose in 1956. Particularly Sinhala Buddhists took the first step to liberate themselves from ‘Sinhala Kalu Suddas’ and Malabar Vellala Demalu. Both ‘Sinhala Kalu Suddas’ and Malabar Vellala Demalu resisted the Sinhala Buddhist uprising and tried their best to crush that. Malabar Vellala Demalu who felt that they are likely to lose the privileged status gained by licking the sss of Brits protested against every move made by Sinhala Buddhists to gain ‘TRUE INDEPENDENCE’. All anti-Sinhala riots were started by Malabar racist Vellala Demalu but eventually Sinhalayo were blamed.

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        Another 50-100 years Sinhalese Aryans will be in whole Sri Lanka (Heladiva) Same as how whites in the USA whitewashed Red Indians by the white USA. Another 50 years, no more whites in South Africa as well as Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). This is the fact and figure, Sri Lanka 74.9% Sinhalese, 11.2% Sri Lanka Tamils, 4.2% Indian Tamils, Sri Lanka Moors(Sinhalese Muslims) 9.2% others 0.5%. In Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) 99.4% Blacks Africans, 0.4% whites, unspecified 0.2%, In South Africa Blacks 80.9% White 7.8%, Colored 8.8% and Indian Asian 2.5%. In USA 72.4% White, 12.6% Black, 4.8% Asian 0.9% American Indian, Hawaiian & Pacific 0.2% other 6.25% and more races 2.9%

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          Either you are intrinsically very evil or a nut case who is badly in need of a psychiatrist . I think you are mixture of both. Evil psychopathic and mad. Just read all the garbage you post. About committing genocide , ethnic cleansing , war crimes , marginalization of a people who have the same right as you to live in the island , with dignity and equal rights and gloating, With other mad Sinhalese fascist racists psychopaths egging you on. Disgusting

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      somass

      “Tamil nationalism will remain in hibernation or take another beating if it wakes up”

      You are one of many ill informed, bigoted, racuist, parochial, feudalistic, little islanders ever to live in this island and elsewhere.
      Pan Tamils are not that stupid like you nor little islanders like unhappy persons Shenali D Waduge, Gunadasa Amarasekera, Sarath Weerasekera, Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa, … and the 6,853,690 electors who voted for Sinhala/Buddist Anagarika racism and the 9,410,195 who refused to vote for war criminals and saffron thugs.

      Like Dutta Gamani Gota/Maninda too have/had Tamil speaking thugs/war criminals on their side, for example VP who won two elections and a war for them, Douglas, Angagen, … old Thamil Eelamites, KP, Pillayan, Karuna, ….. VP fighting for Premadasa, ….
      It’s only appropriate you do some self analysis about yourself, the ruling/thieving leadership, state of the state, state of economy, …. the permanent feature of begging bowl of this island.
      Gota gloated he had secured Sinhala/Buddhism in this island. Did he mean he has secured a new branding for this island, a huge begging bowl to literally symbolise Buddhism in action in this island.

      Since the first week of Gota’s victory the brothers have been begging Hindians for their support for aid, loans, rescheduling loan repayments, ………….. Even the Hindians have obliged. Yet you are worried about hibernating Tamil Nationalism.

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        somas:

        Pan Tamils do not need to suffer from parochial nationalism as the Poet Kaniyan Poongunranar (Sangam Period) wrote some two thousand years ago:

        யாதும் ஊரே யாவரும் கேளிர்
        தீதும் நன்றும் பிறர்தர வாரா
        நோதலும் தணிதலும் அவற்றோ ரன்ன

        To us all towns are our own, everyone our kin,
        Life’s good comes not from others’ gifts, nor ill,
        Pains and pain’s relief are from within,

        There are gems outside Mahawamsa, Mahanayakes, Military, Mahinda, …. therefore you should exit your mental prison and learn other languages, philosophies, literatures ………….. as I discovered some years ago.

        You should be proud of your racist, parochial, psychopathic .. civilian, religious, military …. leaders for producing a psychopath as their (formidable?) opponent, not a Dalai Lama, Gandhi, … or a Mother Teresa. What does it tell us?

        You should pull your head from wherever its is now or tell Shenali to sit somewhere else.

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          NV
          You hide your great poetry and sing:
          To us North and East are our own
          Rest of the island too.
          Will remain stay put
          In what belongs to you.

          Soma

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            somass

            Did Poet Kaniyan Poongunranar mean the way you have stupidly reinterpreted his great poem.

            Even the former RSS (Hindutva) Modi quoted this poem in the great halls of the UN and former president of India Kalam recited the poem at European parliament.

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        NV
        You are a master in avoiding the main point in any discussion which in this instance was the fact that +50% of Tamil speaking people live outside North East and the necessity to relocate them to form a Tamil Homeland.
        Didn’t I say
        “The day they succeed in persuading a SINGLE FAMILY to move out voluntarily Soma will be an active supporter of goals of Tamil Nationalism”
        .
        Don’t I always very emphatically say
        I beg of my Tamil brothers and sisters to choose the option of right to live anywhere.

        Soma

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      somass

      “Wingeshwaran should keep his genocide propaganda alive with the active support of the likes of Native Veddah here on CT.”

      Thanks, it is not only genocide claim alive but also the war crimes committed by the armed forces between 5th April 1971 and January 2015 as well.

      You feel contented when you placate just the genocide of your brethren however you conveniently forget many war crimes perpetrated against Southern Sinhala speaking people since 1971 and the numerous riots against “OTHERS”.

      Is that what you call Dumbass president’s idea of “One Nation One law”

      Definitely Dumasses are pursuing a tried and failed Aryan Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer dream. Well you never learn.

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    This is exactly what we need. As long as we can demonstrate to the world that the Tamils are still working towards separation we can block devolving powers . Thanks CV

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      RP
      What is your agenda?
      Avoiding secession and keeping the country united,
      or
      rejecting devolution and keeping the people divided?

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      Another evil racist mad Sinhalese psychopath. They are all now coming out of the woodwork embolden by the racist war criminal’s speech and behaviour

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      RAVI PERERA dumass Sinhala Speaking Demela

      “As long as we can demonstrate to the world that the Tamils are still working towards separation we can block devolving powers .”

      It is for Hindians to decide whether this island remains “UNITARY”, United, divided, or part of South India. You have no choice but to keep gloating about 2009 which Mahinda and Gota publicly stated without India. Mahinda couldn’t have won two elections and the war without the tremendous support from your brethren VP.

      So tuck your tails between your legs and bark gratefully at VP and Hindia.

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    Tamil nationalism was killed in 2009 leaving only howling. Most certainly it will be killed again by the same people if it ever rise up. Just saying the truth as it is. I support Sinhala only Elam, Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam. If you are only after Tamil Elam it is a daydream.

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      Whether Sri Lanka remains single or divided depends entirely on India, about which Sinhalese or Tamils could do nothing. Current position is that India will not permit an independent Tamil nation in Sri Lanka as it may be a security risk of splintering India. Even if Sinhalese are willing to concede a separate Tamil state, India will block it by invading and occupying the liberated Tamil territory. Prabaharan did not understand this and led Tamils into disaster. Now geopolitical situation has changed with China physically being present in Sri Lanka, leave alone exerting its influence over the government. India has conveyed its displeasure to Sri Lanka, and if it continues to toy with China, Indian opinion may change that establishment of independent Tamil state may be a security asset to counter China. This is why Sri Lankan officials are making statements that their policies will be India first and will not take actions detrimental to Indian interest. These verbal assurances will not fool India who are watching closely.
      This is why I say that history is going to repeat.

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        ” These verbal assurances will not fool India who are watching closely.”
        To do what?
        Not even US under another Trump will let India dare try anything stupid.

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          SJ

          You are a clown man, why does India need US approval to invade Srilanka ?

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            P
            Who needs approval to try anything stupid? Whether one could go through with it is the question.
            If anything risks hurting US interests, regardless of who is President, the US will resort to arm-twisting, to which India has of late made itself vulnerable.
            *
            Think if you can, of the consequences, of any folly implied in the warning of GS above.
            *
            What names will you call those daydreaming for Indian intervention and US intervention and International intervention to protect the Tamils? (What name will you call yourself when when your fantasies fail to realise and you look rather silly?)

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              SJ

              Come on man, your analysis is fundamentally flawed here as it has not factored in the Chinese in the Indian ocean. US will work hand in glove with the Indians if they want to secure Srilankan coasts and the Territorial waters for US, INDIA, JAPAN, Australia Quad. This quadrilateral security alliance is going to be the game changer in SRilankan Tamil politics. I am not a fantasist but a realist. Do you disagree ?

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                P
                US may use India to do its bidding in China.
                Sri Lanka is another matter where US interests do not coincide with that of Tamil nationalists. In fact India itself will do b’all here except protect what it has already here by way of investment and influence.
                Read more on QUAD before further daydreaming.
                *
                P: “I am not a fantasist but a realist. Do you disagree ?”
                I strongly disagree.

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          Dear SJ
          India was intelligent in using the FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA folly to put the Tamil Nadu Moday’s in their place. Kept them occupied with the usual s*** steering politics whilst focused on solving Indian economical issues du diligently. They have achieved that in such a way any Indian modaya’s who will ever fight for some numbti and idiotic causes of secessionism in any form by killing each other by showing them the destruction of SL a land TN politicians had the audacity get involved?? any connivance ion the Central Government of India at the time of the training camps in 70’s yet to be confirmed. .

          The fact is they did not get involved not any 13th Amendment before the TULF separatism since Vaddukottai resolutions. These were after thoughts/lessons learned and applied similar solutions to many of their on going divisional politics within India too. They waited their turn and took advantage of the regional/global economic boom of the 80’s and developed even Tamil Nadu to be a success story.

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            We the SL’s were the sacrificial cathode is the point.

            All the running around by the TULF and change of cause was already too late now the youth had their own plans. Who could blame these children??? already divided in the training camps killed each other in ways not even the thugs down south ever thought about when they killed the innocent Tamils who had bugger all to do with this TULF folly up north. (Ratha Pottu Mafia Killing Fields in Jaffna 1970-1977-1981)

            India did one other consistent thing to bring dignity to Indian origins all around the world used by the colonial powers as human resource historically/ eg they set out to deal with all the Indian Tamil issues by engaging with them and the respective government wherever they lived to create a net work that is positive/productive towards the future of India. Grand thought and well executed.

            What did our Numpties do with their Diaspora for the last 40 years?? to complement MrThiagarajah thought in 1981 which was inline with what India was doing in late 70’s and early 80’s
            The 1981 thesis submission in Madras University titled

            “Sri lanka and Asian Economic Cooperation – A conceptual and Institutional Framework for Accelerated Development”

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              which was well recognised by our GOSL and Hon Late Premadasa at the time to salvage our Nation then from the TULF misery we are accounting in 2020 the body count still goes on.

              Let us plot a graph showing death from the inception of FP vs time (to date) will show you all we need to know about this FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA Mafia..

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            Sorry TV
            You seem to be getting it wrong all over again.
            *
            Why and when do you think that India (really Indira G) get interested in our woes?
            The FP had made pilgrimages to India well ahead of its V’koddai Resolution. While Mrs B was in power, Indira G would not budge.
            *
            Do not make a picture with pieces from different jigsaw puzzles.

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              Dera SJ

              May be my English sentences….Hon Indira and Hon SB were a friendly pair indeed they did not let each other down regards to Tamil politics in 70’s.

              FP were successful in TN initially?? and then at some point after 1984/post Indra Gandhi period the Indian Central Government got involved with the TN pressure as they had to form the congress government with the TN/MGR participation?? kindly correct me accordingly pls.

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                Indira Gandhi did not show any interest in Sri Lankan Tamils until after she was insulted by JRJ.
                She was responsible for training rival groups and pitting one against the other.
                The policy change after her was not much. It is just that the context changed.
                India was taking advantage of our problems to achieve its hegemonic ambitions in the region. It still does, and no beneficiary of India wants to accept it.
                *
                IG was a spiteful person like JRJ. (SWRDB & Nehru were a different class of people.). She punished MK for the best thing ever that he did in his political life, namely opposing Emergency 1975-77.
                *
                IG lost badly in 1977. She returned with a thumping majority in 1980 while her ally MGR did very poorly. (Look up “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_Indian_general_election”)
                She made use of MGR and his strained relationship with MK to keep the LTTE on a long leash.
                MGR did not need the INC to win any election as, since 1970, the Congress was badly divided in TN and was of marginal importance except in a handful of electorates..

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                  Dear SJ

                  Thank you and most appreciated. The chronology/LOGIC make sense too.

                  Let me share one more important realisation applies to me too that we never had such discussions/exchange of thoughts in our political discussions before even in each electorate in 70’s when we were discussing historical events, why we do what we do etc, politicians never explained in town hall meetings/gatherings simple dialogs (not passionate Ratha pottu statements) to educate/inform people of the facts they need to have in front of them for their decision making etc. We are still doing this and this forum is a good example.

                  That is why we can not even introduce ourselves and work to make the real impacts that we can as commenters in the CT forum too. Net work and plan for each community and help the MP’s, GOSL deliver??

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      I support a Sinhala Ealam and aTamil Ealam. How Tamil Ealam is further divided based on religion is their business.
      Sinhala Ealam is only for the Sinhalese.

      Soma

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        Soma Archaeo-genetic studies show that there is only Tamil Eelam and Veddha Eelam. This is why that stupid fellow Raj Somadeva is trying for the last ten years without any success to prove that Sinhlaese descended from Veddhas. How Veddha Eelam is further divided based on language is your business. Therefore there cannot be a Sinhala Eelam solely for the Sinhalese.

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          “Archaeo-genetic studies “
          GS, now you are fully back in your game of bluffing.
          Provide the evidence.

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          Dr.G.S.
          The moment you start arguing for your right to live anywhere what you are revealing is your subconscious acknowledgement that Sinhala Buddhist society is superior to a Tamil only Ealam.
          None is happier than me.
          You seem to be poking fun at your Tamil nationalists.

          Soma

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            somass

            “The moment you start arguing for your right to live anywhere what you are revealing is your subconscious acknowledgement that Sinhala Buddhist society is superior to a Tamil only Ealam.”

            Well the so called “Sinhala Buddhist society” a new identity, manufactured by the public Racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala only 100 odd years ago, proved itself as the superior by perpetrating numerous riots, committing war crimes, Sinhala only, … destroying Temples, Churches, Mosques, … libraries, …… and feeding 400,000 lazy bums, clothing them and arming.

            What a compassionate “Sinhala Buddhist superior society”.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,

          Eelam was the tamil word for Sinhale dveepa which the stupid tamils today don’t know about.

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            Malayali Jayasurya chetta engane? (Malayali Jayasuriya Chetta how are you? )
            Veetil ellavarum engane? ( how is every one at home?) . Keralathile ningalude swantham gramam enthan?(What is your native village in Kerala? ) . Nunayum chavarum post cheyyaruth, ( Do not post lies and rubbish) . Nooko ( look) . vayikakukayum valarukayum cheyyuka( Read and grow). Nandi chetha( Thankyou older brother or some older)
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eelam

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            Jayasuriya is a famous Malyali director , His movies are good. A common Malayali name.. Most probably your ancestry is from Kerala, now beating the anti Tamil drum. Eelam is the ancient Tamil word for the island and Sinhala is derived from this or from another ancient Tamil word for the island Chingkallam meaning the red or copper coloured land. Cheppu/ Chem ( copper or red) +Alam( Land or sliver of land) = Chingkallam. The lion story is a myth, The so called Sinhalese flag of the lion holding the sword is the flag and emblem of Tamil Nayakkar dynasty from Madurai , who ruled Kandy. Nothing to with the Vijaya or the part lion myth.

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              Siva Sankaran Sharma,

              There is no talking sense to you people, yeah yeah malayali whatever… you guys are experts in Sinhalese history I forgot, yet most of you cant pass the grade 5 history exam, lol. Keep living in your magical woowoo eelam delusion, you guys are no use for this country anyways.

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                Googled and checked Siva Sankaran is wrong Jayasurya is a Malayali actor and not a director. Malayala Cheta Jayasurya this is from his latest mover Thrissur Pooram enjoy Cheta

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOmDEK9i1nI

                nineck ath ishtamayath anne pratheekshikkunnu ( hope you liked it)

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            Jayasuriya

            “Eelam was the tamil word for Sinhale dveepa which the stupid tamils today don’t know about.”

            Bumbo, this island was known as Eelam before the Kallthonies started arriving from North, South, East,….. India.

            There is no evidence to support that Sinhala Language was in use before 2300 years ago, nor was Buddhism practiced in this island, …. even the Mahawamsa was written 1200 years ago.

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          Dear GS

          Please stop scraping the barrel. If you are Tamil man you will not embarass all like this please.

          living is about planning the future……….we do not want to know what any kings did with their woman 20 000 years ago. Raped them had orgies with them stole someone else wife, fantasies and kamasuitras that will be in the genetical studies……what matters is have we evolved enough to shape the future???……..I am beginning to wonder about your evolution altogether.

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        Soma, Eelam is a Tamil word for the Sinhalese country. So adding Sinhala in front of Eelam does not make sense. Adding Tamil- in front of Eelam and thinking that a part of Sinhalese country can be made into a Tamil state is totally dumb.

        Please see the entry numbers 7 and 8:
        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/References_for_Sinhala_-_Eelam_-_Ilam.png

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          See above I do not have to repeat the same thing to you

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            I would rather go by the Tamil lexicons and dictionaries and what accredited scholars say than what you sayyou. So, no I am not going to see above to read your falsified bogus totally idiotic etymologies posted here for the thousandth time. Just so that you know Cinkalam cannot be derived from Civappu + Alam and if anybody was to derive the name of a place based on the colour of the soil, then that person is per definition a foreigner as he could only name a place on the basis of a relative feature like colour of soil, if he would be comparing the colour of the soil to the colour of the soil of some other place he had come from. So your whole point is lost and your sweat is just wasted anyways, since your own derivation acknowledges that Tamils are immigrants here. Eelam is Cinkalam, the country of the Sinhalese. However many stupid nonsensical theories and false etymologies you make that fact won’t change.

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          Punchi Point,
          Which Bald head uploaded this to Wiki and for what purpose.
          Could you give me the article attached to this?
          Do you get what is the material there irreverent of the Tamil that you apparently didn’t understand.

          Because the Modaya who created this .png picture and uploaded has no guess of what he was doing.

          You are just a cut and paste, copy cat. no point in blaming you such a puny point.

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            It is a list of Tamil dictionary and lexicon entries. So who do you call modaya? The people who wrote those dictionaries and lexicons?

            I don’t need to understand Tamil to understand what is given in a dictionary entry. Its all explained in English except for one or two where the explanation is in Tamil. The Tamil dictionary entry number 8 is most interesting.
            Eelam: Sinkalathesam
            ஈழம்: சிங்களதேசம்

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              People had been brainwashed with untruths and have accepted them without questioning. This is the same in India about Sanskrit being the oldest language and Aryans civilizing others. With recent discoveries, it has been debunked and people are beginning to accept the correct version. If extensive archaeological survey is conducted in Sri Lanka, truth will come to light about Tamil civilization which had existed in pre-historic times. Why are Sinhalese scared to find out. Recent genetic studies have debunked Sinhala claims. Sinhala name is derived from the word lion, due to Sinhalese belief of descending from a lion.

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        somass

        “Sinhala Ealam is only for the Sinhalese.”

        Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto is only for the dumbass racist.
        As I mentioned many times before you are rest assured racists could have their own ghetto for themselves. Gather Sarath Weerasekera, Udhaya Ganapathipillai, Dayan, Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa, ……………. you will have your ghetto soon.

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    From a political point of view, old Tamil nationalists have been split. About 10 from TNA, 2 from TMVP, 1 from SLPP (former TNA), 1 from ACTC and the other is you. Even when they were united (1947 to 1977) they could achieve nothing. When divided, absolutely nothing! The only hope for Tamil nationalists was the LTTE. When LTTE spoke the government listened! Once that was busted there is no hope for Tamil nationalists in SL, India or Malaysia.

    When Modi visited for the last time Jaffna he spoke in Hindi without an interpreter. Among those present only the north Indians and Sinhala army understood him. (Sinhalese can understand Hindi but cannot speak.) It was deliberate. Were you there?

    Since then Modi has also neutralized Tamil Nadu. I don’t want to talk about Malaysia. That is 97% of world Tamils. They shall be ruled over by Sinhala, Hindi and Malay people.

    Not the ideal. But the reality. I support Sinhala only Elam, Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam. If not, Unitary SL. No hybrids.

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      GATAM,

      Holy shit I didn’t know I understood Hindi, thanks for telling me.

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        Holy Shit I understood Hindi , Lets see if you can understand this Malayali Chetta

        आप एक बेवकूफ जोकर हैं( aap ek bevakooph joker hain) Lets see if you can understand this. Thanks for understanding
        In your mother tongue . Neeyoru viddhiyan. (നീയൊരു വിഡ്ഢിയാണ്.)
        Nandi Jayasuriya Chetta

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          Pandi Kutti,

          I don’t understand that though, my mother tongue is Sinhalese and that’s not how you spell in Sinhalese, holy crap did you never go to school or did you go to one of those useless tamil schools? yeah, good job, now you can get a job cleaning toilets in Sri Lanka, your brothers and sisters abroad make more money cleaning the toilets of white people, hopefully one day you will too, lol.

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            Chingkallams are always obsessed with toilets and toilet cleaning . Just look at all their posts , always toilets and cleaning toilets mentioned. This is because they live on remittances of Chingkalla ayammas who clean work and clean the toilets of the Arabs in the middle east and the East Asians in Singapore Malaysia . Is your Chingkalla wife Chettati also working and cleaning Arab toilets in the Middle East , whilst you are crying and shyting and posting rubbish here?
            Your mother tongue now is Chingkallam, but your ancestors mother tongue was Malayalath Thamizh.

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        Jayasuriya

        “Holy shit I didn’t know I understood Hindi, thanks for telling me.”

        You also didn’t understand you are bigoted s**t.

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    I am reluctantly happy about Vigneswaran entering parliament. Jaffna politicians have chanted racial truants against Sinhalese for ages so that there are some people in Jaffna , no matter what they will vote to the party with the most racist propaganda. That element is now represented by Vigneswaran’s group.
    Tamil people shoud understand that he is a hypocrite who lived in Colombo for long time and some of his buddies in Colombo are very same Sinhalese he accuse when he goes to Jaffna.
    Most of post war development in the Jaffena was done by Mahinda goverment which you will see by looking at mant arpeted roads in North compared to South even though I dislike Rajapakse family government. Yahaplana government of Ranil and Chief minister Vignaswaran were not able do any social up liftment of northern people except inducing their extremism. Sumanitharan on the other hand is more capable of getting things done by negotiation with southern politicians.

    Vignaswaran’s political nakedness will get exposed now as member of the parliament he will get scrutinized about his fact by opposing politicians. Chanting racial slur will not survive for long.

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      Jack,
      Old King posted 13 camps and 150,000 Rapists and amended the constituion with 18A him to become emperor with a big idea. But CBK, Madulawe Sobitha Thero and Sampanthar woke him up in the middle of his dream, in 2015. He tried to save his dream and family dynasty by having Ranil sacked in 2018. It did not work. Again TNA Tamils came into his path. Further Western countries did not accepted his government and was preparing for full economic sanction. After elections, he sees his dream is shuttered.

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    Well said Mr C.V.Wigneswaran,

    However,1+13 zeros=1

    That is arithmetic.

    People have voted out TNA in the last General election and voted you in as a member of Parliament.

    Your maiden speech in Parliament is very impressive and welcomed by all .

    What next?

    Unquestionably, you will call for a referendum in the Northern and Eastern Provinces under international supervision in your next speech.

    If your request is ignored as the most likely response, how will you react?

    Would you appeal to international community and expect a positive response?

    No talk, Action only!-The result, the outcome is much more important than “Talking”

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      Srikrish:
      // maiden speech in Parliament is very impressive and welcomed//
      What did we hear in his speech that we could not have heard in the seventies? We were dragged into a war and we lost. Lost rather badly. Has he any *new* ideas that might give our people better lives?

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        I’m being brutally honest here. Yes he will as the Dutch and the British gave you, or what 72 years of Sinhala rule did to you as long as you sing praise to them. Nothing more than that.

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      Actions spoke louder than empty words in 2009. His speech is nothing without Tamil Tigers.

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    Those who live by “-ism”s, die by “_ism”s.

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      When you say “-ism”, do you mean Buddhism.

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        GS
        J from M spoke in the plural.
        The question cannot be “Do you mean Buddhism?” but “Do you include Buddhism?”
        *
        Sadly nobody seems to live by Buddhism.

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    C.V.Wigneswaran and Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam are infuriating Sinhalese just to spite TNA-to play to the gallery.

    The twins have no programme or plan or strategy to confront their real adversaries and their speeches are all futile exercises..

    The Tamils will ultimately suffer, because the Tamils are the weaker section.

    Moderates on both sides of the ethnic divide should make sense to the warring parties and take control of the situation and take over the leadership.

    TNA should not fall into this trap

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      Good point. Sadly most Tamils and Sinhalese are racists when it comes to voting. They easily get carried away by this type of speeches. To be honest, Muslims have rejected racism.

      Rajapaksas will never stop Wigneswaran. He is their whipping boy. The more he howls the better it is for Rajapaksas who tells Sinhala electorate that Tamils are out to get you, vote for us to do another 1983 or a 2009 to stop them.

      Now wait for the tit-for-tat by Weerawansa, coward Weerasekera and other racists to counter Wigneswaran. Merry go round!

      (Rajapaksas will not take any action or condemn Wigneswaran. He is their whipping boy and beggar’s wound.)

      The day Sri Lankans realize that Weerasekera = Wigneswarn, Weerawansa = Wigneswaran, racism ends and peace begins. But that will take another 447 years.

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      Srikrish, read my first comment. Wigneswaran and Gajendrakumar belong to the category of confrontation politicians. They will never launch any struggle. TNA belong to the appeasement politicians, and they have failed. Sampanthan wants Mahinda to keep his promises, knowing well that Mahinda never keeps his word. Sumanthiran says that Indian high commissioner said that India will see to the full implementation of 13th amendment, which assurance we have heard fro the last ten years without any action. All these people have started the cheating exercise. As for collaborators, there will be a conflict between Devananda and Ayngaran and nothing will happen in the north. Pillayan who was elected promising to empower Tamils and get back their lands appropriated will not be able to deliver. With Tamil politicians of all hues unable to achieve anything, we are back to 1970, where youths took control.

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        GS
        A minor historical point: The youth took over really after the TULF screwed it up post 1977.
        Before that, since 1974 (or 1972 as some would have it) the youth were held by certain FP leaders on a leash of sorts.
        However, Tamil leaders never delivered since 1947, nor did the youth groups, misled by India all along (but for the LTTE which preferred to be misled by other double-dealing operators).

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          SJ,
          “Tamil leaders never delivered since 1947” Could you please explain in detail? Thank you.
          Dudley Selva Pact, Banda Selva Pact, …

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            Anpu
            Thank you for making my point: Neither of the listed items was delivered.
            You seem to know enough to extend the list.
            ps.
            CT will not allow pages long text here for our mutual benefit.

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              “Neither of the listed items was delivered.” Not delivering on the topic mentioned – is it Tamil leaders fault or Sinhalese Political leaders (SPL)fault? It is SPL went back on their promises. You cant say Tamil leaders did not deliver it. What else they could have done?

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                My point was that the FP promised various things but delivered on nothing.
                You asked me to clarify.
                I clarified.
                Now you branch out into something else.
                *
                Do not promise what you cannot deliver.
                Blaming others does not absolve the FP.

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                  You are on a different planet.

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                    Anpu

                    “You are on a different planet.”

                    Don’t you know he is mentally/emotionally living in Mao’s China (the peacefully rising middle kingdom which could not do wrong) and a great supporter of Siri Mao (who could not do wrong).

                    Have you finished bashing Sumanthiran?
                    Why Mavai thinks he would make the best MP? It appears he is plotting to “overthrow” Ampara MP Kalaiyarasen through some devious scheming.

                    What the matter with you Tamils?

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                      Thank you Native.
                      “Don’t you know he is mentally/emotionally living in Mao’s China” So I am correct that he is living in a different planet.
                      I have no other way of sharing this with you. Hope CT allow this. I received this from a friend
                      “Forwarding to you a recording of the presentations made at the launching of a book written by Prof. Suriyanarayanan on India Sri Lanka Relations in the current context.
                      Ambassador Thomas Abraham and Col. Hariharan formerly of the IPKF in Sri Lanka and Mr. Velupillai Kuhanendran of UK have made very fine presentations on this occasion.
                      You may wish to listen to the proceedings.
                      From the start of the meeting till about 25 minutes could skipped as they are very formal speeches.
                      The speech by Ambassador Abraham begins around 51 minutes of the commencement of the meeting.
                      The key note address by Col. Hariharan begins around 59 minutes and the address by Prof. Suriya Narayanan is around 1.30 minutes from the start of the sessions.
                      These speech unraveled many things that had happened behind the scenes in Indo Lanka relations during the time of Indra Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi .
                      I understand that the book could be available at Amazon. Recording is available here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tzw16gNIHcpwn0Gtgp_uBXHYf7ie11-h/view

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                      Anpu

                      Thanks for the link.
                      I have already listen to the book launch event.
                      SJ being an anti Indian throughout his entire life would not agree with what the Hindian defence establishment discussed in the webinar aimply because the participants are Hindians and not Chinese.

                      There is going to be a Comrade Shan Centenary Memorial Lecture on zoom and the details are as follows:

                      ZOOM ID: 774 4086 9956
                      Sri Lanka time 17.30
                      on 29 August 2020
                      Presided by Prof N Shanmugaratnam

                      I have another webinar at the same time, hence I may not attend.

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                    A
                    “You are on a different planet”
                    Do you mean from yours?
                    Thanks

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                      A
                      Sad.
                      Desperation pushes people to personal comments.

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                      “A
                      Sad.
                      Desperation pushes people to personal comments.

                      This is not kettle calling pot Black!
                      Then, is that a wholesaler calling his retailer “he is so desperate so in Jaffna Ganja Trade?”

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                      I am on the same planet as Tisaranee Gunasekara.
                      “Without the Sinhala Only, the Tiger may have remained unborn. Without the Black July, the Tiger may not have grown exponentially. If the B-C Pact and the D-C Pact did not miscarry (thanks to the midwifery of Sinhala extremism), the LTTE, even if it was born, would have remained a fringe group”

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                      SJ,
                      Apologies if I sounded rude.

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                      A
                      You don’t owe me an apology but only to yourself.

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                      S
                      I withdraw my apology.

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                      A: “S
                      I withdraw my apology.”
                      *
                      Good. That is more honest than pretending to be decent.

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        Dr GS

        Youth…..Harai Rama harry Krishna way to go…..

        I am enlisting all the newly born Tamil children from around the world from India/Singapore/Malaysia/Europe/Canada/Australia/America….ready for the next round.

        Please ask the Tamil Nadu government to inform me which camps these kids are to be sent for the training please….direct flights available this time. Should we inform the parents you think?? since they are now from western countries we do not want to be blamed for not following civilised values do we??

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    Tamil Nationalism has not failed. It is in hibernation!

    Neither Tamils or Sinhalese could claim Nationalism in a multi ethnic community.

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      Ad
      A fair thought, provided that the state respects the multi-ethnic nature of the country.

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      You are absolutely correct!

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      “Neither Tamils or Sinhalese could claim Nationalism”

      No point in a thief who has stolen from his victims start to preach after seeing the police man to arrest him that” theft is one of the five worst sins, people should not steal.”

      You write here first demanding Vasanthi need to be arrested. It is no political revenge but Law and order requirement for all her crimes in UOJ. If any theft,those should be made to refunded with interest. Every crook destroyed UOJ must be brought to Law. Then Nasty Sinhala Buddhist Aanduwa has to put on the UN electric Chair. Then we can start to talk about stopping of Sinhalese-Tamil Nationalism. Don’t put the cart before the horse, if you have idea of what is government and what is governing. Please understand it is not failed tyrant Stalin’s communist ruling.

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    Sinhala South is sleep walking in to Rajapakse strong hold.
    Tamil Nationalism is hibernating.

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    Dr.G.S.
    The moment you start arguing for your right to live anywhere what you are revealing is your subconscious acknowledgement that Sinhala Buddhist society is superior to a Tamil only Ealam.
    None is happier than me.
    You seem to be poking fun at your Tamil nationalists.

    Soma

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    I simply do not know why the Sinhala Buddhists are continuing to vote the Rajapaksa clan to power even though they have done things that are above the law. Tamils could co-operate with GoSL’s actions that are benificial to them. But they should strongly object against the Government’s acts that are harmful to them. Hope peaceful objections are NOT countered by violent acts by sponsored gangsters.

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    Sir,
    At your old age you seems to have gone senile. You enjoyed all the privileges of multiculturalism. You never did paint your face when you sat on the bench. You fail to realize that Culture is a constantly changing trait of humankind and you are trying to pull everybody back to the dark ages. On one hand you are making arguments to support that Ravana was a Tamil king. You seems to have forgotten that the people in SL are a mixture of all the races and ethnic groups who lived in Thambapanni including the ones who immigrated later. Please define who a Tamil is. Are you referring to Dravidians? Just because one communicate in Tamil does not make one a Tamil. This is the same as all English speakers are not considered Englishmen. Tamil is only a Language. Culture has evolved in SL. All Sinhala are not decedents of Vijaya either. As recorded, we have had Dravidian as well as Naga, Deva, and other rulers besides the decedents of Vijaya, a Begali .

    Your are attempting to get many more Tamil speaking people killed needlessly. I suggest that whatever life you have left, you go and serve dana at the Kovils and wash the feet of the low caste people, instead of while enjoying the privileges at the expense of the people, trying to usher them to their destruction.

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      Who said that Vijaya came from Bengal? (i.e. assuming he actually came here in the first place). FYI there is no academic consensus as to where this mythical Vijaya came from. Besides according to the myth in the Mahavamsa/Dipavamsa which are basically the only sources for this myth, the only descendants of Vijaya are his children with Kuweni, whom scholars believe are the Vaeddas. So no Sinhalese is descendant from Vijaya. Anyways, long before this Vijaya hora is supposed to have come here in 543 B.C., the Sinhalese were here. The Mahabharata mentions the Sinhalese as siding with the Kauruvas, in the Kurukhestra war, which happened many centuries before 543 B.C.

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        So you admit the Vijaya story is a myth ., So is Ramayana and Mahabaratha . All stories based on something long ago , that may have happened or would not have happened and highly embellished., but a very good and interesting read. When we were children we used eagerly buy the Tamil magazine Ambuli Mama to read these epics , as well as the story of Krishna , SO beautifully illustrated and told. Later all these were part of Tamil literature in school. Most Tamil children in Sri Lanka will know these epics very well , as well as the five Tamil classical epices, so you do not have to teach us. There were no Sinhalese siding with the evil Kauravas . The Sinhalese as a people only originated around 7AD , prior to that they were evolving from the native Dravidian Tamil speaking Yakka and other immigrants from India, again largely Tamils and some from east India. Sinhalese language is basically the native Tamil variant Elu that is heavily mixed with the Pali and Sanskrit languages that arrived with Buddhism and trade with India.

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          Only a person who has a knowledge of Tamil , Sanskrit and Pali to some extend will understand how Sinhalese originated and the connection and derivation of the vocabulary , other frog in the wells only just believe fairly tales and racist myths. Like Sinhalese are Aryans and Sri Lankan Muslims are Arabs, which deliberately perpetuated by power hungry selfish politicians and elite for their own benefit. Both people are descended from Tamils the former some mixture with NE Indians and the later a little mixture with Arab traders but basically Tamil descended, Dravidians.

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            Punchi point the incorrigible racist, Vijaya episode may not be true, but there is substantial input of Bengali genes (around 30%) in both Sinhalese and Tamils. Two DNA studies done by Sinhala scholars, first by those of Colombo Medical faculty and second by Kelaniya Science faculty, came to the same conclusion.
            Genetic make up of Sinhalese and Tamils are the same with slightly differing proportions of South Indian core and rest by Bengali and Veddha.
            1. Veddhas are genetically different from Sinhalese or Tamils.
            2. Up country Sinhalese are closer to Ceylon Tamils than low country Sinhalese.
            3. Ceylon Tamils are closer to Up country Sinhalese than Indian Tamils.
            Come out of your racist mind set and accept the fact Sinhalese were originally Tamils who formed into a separate ethnic group mixing with others.
            Pre-historic people who lived in the island are Veddhas and Dravidians which has been proved by DNA studies on the bones excavated. When no remnants of any other humans found, how can you say that Sinhalese existed here.

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        Punchi Point
        Punchi Brain
        Punchi Willi

        “Who said that Vijaya came from Bengal?”

        The Mahawamsa the ancient written constitution of the Sinhala/Buddhists says so.
        Whenever the Racists are in tight corner they conveniently alter their history.

        Now they claim Ravana was one of their ancestors, with 10 heads, who was an expert Veena player, incidentally composed Gambodhi Raga, owned and operated flying machines, (the ministry of Aviation and Tourism has officially started documenting Ravana’s many inventions), a devoted Saivan, ….. perhaps Vijaya’s ancestors came to this land to cleanse the island as Buddha did before Vijaya’s arrival.

        Once Ranil claimed Sinhala people are the descendants of Mohenjo-Darians. The public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala believed Sinhala/Buddhists are the descendants of Aryans and praised Hitler.

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      Nancy,
      What you say is true. Wigneswaran’s hypocrisy is at stratospheric levels. He had a fantastic career in the South, integrated well into the Sri Lankan society. When given a chance to be useful in the North, he screwed up badly and has fallen back on slogans of the seventies. The trajectory he sets will lead to another massacre of a large number of people (irrespective of the language they speak).
      +
      But you also ask: “define who a Tamil is”, which is a great question.
      There are two sets. One, people who used to read in the Jaffna public library which was burnt by thugs. Two ministers of the government were present in Jaffna that night. Two, those who work in the hill country, plucking tea leaves and asking for minimum wage of 1000 Rs. The union of these two sets, to a first approximation, is my working definition of Tamils. Please tell me if I have left anyone out.

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        SAV
        Just for amusement: Tamils outside the Jaffna peninsula and not in the Hill Country.

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          SJ: Yes. I was leaving room there for Nancy to think outside the box a little and find this group herself. You have leaked the answer to the exam question.

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            SAV
            Just for amusement.

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        Tamil speaking people also are in disarray, based on Caste and locale. Jaffna Tamil speakers of Vellalar caste are to be the ‘Real Tamils’. ‘]Battie’ Tamil speakers are second class, with the estate Tamils, the recent immigrants on the lowest rung. LTTE paid for this dearly as they were also class conscious. The Karawe caste are also relatively recent Tamil speaking’ immigrants. What happened to the Chola? They all did not leave when Elara was defeated. How did the Yakshas and Rakshas communicate when Vijaya landed? It is high time that we all forget all this and work for the betterment of all Sri Lankans. “One Country One Law”, as the president declared is a good start. He did not utter a word about the language of communication. Making the other person understand is the putpose of the language. It is more practical these days to use English as the language for communication as the world is becoming smaller by the day. Wonder in what language they speak in heaven and hell?? Should ask SWRD and Prabhakaran in hell?

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          Elara was a ruler and not an invader.
          Gemunu showed home utmost respect.
          There is ample archaeological evidence for Tamil presence in the island centuries before the said Chola invasions or for that matter arrival of Buddhism.
          There were no nations or nationalities then. There were rulers and subjects: the two quite often had different identities.
          The Mhayana–Heenayana conflict was more bitter than Sinhala-Tamil rivalry if any then. Why did the Mahawansa choose to play down the achievements of Mahasena?

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            SJ,
            “Elara was a ruler and not an invader.”
            Elara was a Chola invader who ruled northern part of the country for 44 years.

            “There is ample archaeological evidence for Tamil presence in the island centuries before the said Chola invasions or for that matter arrival of Buddhism.”
            Where?

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      n17
      Fair comment and timely too.
      The problem with poor Ravana is that he is a despicable Raakshasa when one wears a ‘Hindu’ face and a great Tamil Saivite king when Tamil lineage needs to be extrapolated by centuries.
      Ironically, some Sinhala Buddhist bigots ignore the SB staple of Arya Sinhalala to lay claims to Ravana.
      *
      The Ramayana legend has travelled in many directions to places far from where it probably happened. Nowhere but in Sri Lanka is Ravana the subject of rival political claims. People of South East Asia have made the best of an interesting story to enrich their culture.

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    “TNA votes have got divided mostly among the three parties – TNA, Cycle party and us.”
    What is the Cycle Party?
    There was no need to be nasty because you fell off (or were pushed off) the pillion.

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      // There was no need to be nasty //
      To be precise, a little fishy, I’d say. He is just proving the point that being nasty is a hallmark of his nationalism. More interesting is the Cycle party no longer has a bell. Their spokesman, who was a rising star with a lot of local grass root level support, has been dumped two days after the election.

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        The house party also has lost much of its fillings and furniture.

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          Sorry, typo: fittings not fillings.

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          SJ

          You are a clown man, why does India need US approval to invade Srilanka ?

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            P
            Why are you clowning with repeating the same question so far from where it was appropriate?

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              I was not repeating the same question , I clicked my mouse twice accidentally.

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                Seems to have been thrice. (Check further down.)
                Do not get excited, it is bad for your health.

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                  SJ

                  Hi hi hi hi

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                    Four ‘Hi’s.
                    Can I await a fourth, or is it another keyboard mishap?
                    Good luck.
                    Have fun, even with shaky fingers.

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    I am very jealous of the Hon CJ.

    I wish my retirement is as good as this….have no home/no money and struggling in foreign lands on my own looking for my Toilet washers state pension….even that is now not taken care by the UK government.

    This terrible country called SL provide such wonderful opportunities to people who can work in the Justice system all their life, at retirement you found out terrible things have been happening to Tamils in Jaffna and you get to become CM and an MP too. Can someone fix my life like that please……….I admit I am very very jealous…….never a jealous man but this has just pushed me over that line.

    Colombo is exporting people to Jaffna and the locals make CJ welcome then why he says others will be welcome to make a living as the locals will get upset?? not sure la but am jealous though.

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      others will not be welcome

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        How many of you welcomed Diaspora Dr. Thiagalingam to serve for his country? He too said that Sinhalese should not go to North? You may be jealous, but that is in addition to your extreme selfishness. It is hypocrisy, isn’t that? Otherwise, you are worrying about you washing toilets, but did you ever worried about Dr. Thiagalingam washing the American toilets? Are you a person shares Tamils sad and happiness? To whom you write so many consultations when you don’t care about an average Tamil? Could you tell what made you never wrote a supporting paragraph to Dr. Thiagalingam when CT had months of discussion on that? ? But Vasanthi is good for UOJ because she would use VC letter head to campaign for Royals? Is why so many tricks were played to him & he was put out of UOJ. I think it the fault of the brain, tuned only to think biasedly on left, not being of aware that there is something as right side too.

        I am sure you didn’t worry welcome or raise opposition to King without any country’s citizenship, because you are that stupid to do that. Isn’t it? You have well understood the Tamils status, so very active these days in CT. “Ilakina Irumpai Kanadaal Kollan Kundiyai thooki thooki adippan” . Isn’t it so?

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      Thiyagarajah,
      Kings murder and war crime cases are in Lankawe, American and UNHRC courts. Lankawe constitution explicated preventing an American citizen standing for election. His party was defeated earlier by Sinhalese mainly because of their poor performance in economy and worst history of Law and Order. Country became 174 out of 179 countries for media men’ lives in danger. Now you are writing in CT; the owners ran out of the country, unlike you, who went to seek greener pastures in UK. But, when King, the American citizen returned to Lankawe, Sinhalese welcomed him as Hitler & crowned him as Dutta Gemunu, who, in their mythology, “the Bad King annihilated Tamils.” Sinhalese (call their heroes Hitler, Dutta Gemunu, Anagarika Dharmapala………). CV is man, never said the people with business should not come to North, but no to with the Rapist Army’ jackboots. CV is from Manipai. He needs no special permission to return to his village and carry on his forefathers, the Sir Pon Brothers’ legacy, that is to stand for election to represent Tamils. The short fall in you logic suggests if you are washing toilet now, you may not fit for that job, under the principles of equal recognition for jobs. Your jealous may be because of, Unlike CV, you a British citizen, cannot go to your area and carry your forefathers’ legacy, without special permission from your masters. Sorry!

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        Dear M

        If you have children and grandchildren please inform me so I can add to the “Ratha Pottu Mafia FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA/Tamil Nadu Death Squad” training camps 2020 listings please.

        I like your ever so creative accusations or rather counter accusations out of thin air….why??……but you yet to find out what happened from 1970-1977-1981 and start talking about the killings in Jaffna the exact accounts/respective events so we can shape a better tomorrow by knowing the past????

        I beginning to wonder if you ever grew up in Jaffna?? may be a foreigner read all the “Ratha Pottu Mafia historical fact killings fiction books” that get released in millions around the world?? signed by the respective MP’s of those Nations who enjoy the benefit of the Toilet Washers voters list a systemic drain of talents from the developing countries?. Without this supply chain of menial & dedicated workers none of these countries can ever function??

        You have indeed created your own fictions and narratives away from the facts now is hard for you to go back have empathy for etc.

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        Dear Mr M

        wikipedia fact files/political party websites/books after books written SL history does not seem to carry any facts but fictions only??
        you do not believe me please refer to my fathers fact file A.Thiagarajah
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Thiagarajah special attention to the type of references given specially by essays and articles written the Sachi Srikantha? Who is this fellow to interpret and account the life of another?? this is what our children suppose to read as history?? If this is not a murder of another what else is??
        Please then go to this guys wikipage
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachi_Sri_Kantha
        This is the Tamil history defined by crooks who get to write anything about others and do this great service to themselves. Just minds delivered death to the Nation??
        The point is we are all working with absolute misinformations/mis representations/interpretations….if this is not a crime what else is etc?? One can sue people for this kind slander??
        This is what we need to fix in a democracy for the next generations to survive.

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    SJ

    You are a clown man, why does India need US approval to invade Srilanka ?

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    CV (Kumar too) made an excellent start after SJV resigned his seat in KKS to make sure that the First Republican Constitution” would not bind Tamils, as because Tamils’ elected representatives were not included in the constitution making process. Everybody walks with two legs and view with two eyes, He (SJV), a rare animal, though walked with legs but looked with his mind. That is his why “Valthu Kuraincha” lefts, the communists, including V. Poonar, never were able dream of the meaning of his deeds but barks like dog, watching the moon. Latter V. Poonar accepted that Siri Ma O fooled he and Sinhalese were never for any kind of peace deals. He quit Lankawe communist politics and went to Canada.
    Our Neighbor India got freedom and wrote their republican constitution. That is similar America. Canada and Australia still accept the Queen but are free countries. That was not the case of Ceylon. It was never released freely, but was allowed for self-rule under Soulbury constitution. Basically it was an accord between Britain and Ceylon, like the earlier Kandyan Accord. Theoretically Ceylon can be forced to return to Dominion Status, if proved Ceylon did not stay in the self-rule principles. That was the struggle of SJV by challenging the government and resigning his position. Government pumped millions on V. Ponnar’s communism. But Tamils rejected his developments for freedom.

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    Here I like to tell about to my mother’s little politics too. She read only in Tamil so only rememorized Tholhapium Paratham, Ramanayam Pavakkodi Malai, Nallathankal story………(She was the one taught us all the Thevaram’s. ) When finished her studies she wanted to go to Palai Training College to get out as teacher. Other than grandfather (her father) whole family rose up and shouted at her: “You girl wants to go to work?” Rest of her life went wasted nowhere to use her photographic memory and her very sensible analytical ability.
    The money flow from VP even made a lot of my village people to support him (,at least unlike her, to pretend they all are government supporters to maintain their status) . Within her village women gang, she became an outcast because she was supporting SJV! Broken by her friends’ behaviors she told, “These women are tearing off the Old man’s dorthi here; then if he goes to parliament, what the Sinhalese will do to him?” Then in my usual sarcastic manner I said, “That is good, aren’t you still going to listen to them?” When the election result came, I could not see her to ask for my food. After a long, she came back tired, checking how all of her friends were doing. The Old Man stood tall & brave like leader Pirapaharan.

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    SJV’s deed created a space for Tamils to claim that they still under British Dominion government, not included in the republican government. This leaves a very tight legal strangulation for Sinhala Republican government which was under obligation not to make acts that can undermine the S 29 of the dominion Ceylon. So as long as the republican constitution not resembling dominion conditions in minority rights, it cannot wipe out S 29. In reality that constitution can bind neither Tamils nor even Sinhalese, as long as we both live in British created “Ceylon”. SJV paved the way for Tamils to recruit their own army and fight for freedom because we were being enforced a constitution that we were not a part of. The war Tamils fought was ended defeat on them by Sinhala government’s war crimes. Even though Tamils are not members in UN, independently, the war crime between two armies opens to IC new path to interfere in the Tamil-Sinhala Conflict. Like SJV, CV’s statement here reflects the pulse of the Tamils. What international community now has to understand is the Norwegian Envoy Solheim’ words: Tamil will not get anything from Sinhala Government without fight. So now the ball for the Tamils’ solution is in IC’s court. They need to act.

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      Mallayuran Thanbi,

      “They need to act”

      They are sure to act. Keep trying.

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    The best Hon CJ can do is to take the CT comment section and direct it to teach our people up North what law and order means/ how to discuss matters in a civilised way/what are the rights and wrongs of cohabitation etc specially to the thugs who had their way by any means possible abusing/misleading/calling names/misuse of democracy altogether/belittle others in their own soil. this does not need liberation/separation/devolutions but basic education as to how to live others as the Sinhalese has done for the past 70 years where Tamils live in their mist too.

    Hon should run causes on social behaviours/law and order would teach all that need to be engrained in the heart and minds of the masses. Educate the news paper writers how to write articles democratising the process unbiased, TV programs to focus on scions and technology, environmental preservation our Hon CJ believes in I respect, and all other world matters including life overseas for the refugees/expats/diaspora and how they survived/sacrificed their live to help the Families/Nation during the war. There is so much to do other than wasting time on all this political talk. The likely chance of saving the Tamil lye here not with the arguments in the parliament further showing the Nation and the World we are a divided people….that we are not.

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    The Rotten Drunkard who fell from Australian Hotel by drinking above the nose on tax payers’ money and stayed there on Tax payers’ money as long as he wanted is now saying that there is a way to look for missing persons. This rascal was selected in UNP but ran to SLFP only to live on Tax payers’ money. When that questioned, he is inventing new laws and procedures for the MPO which came into operation by the UNHRC’s agreement with Yahapalanaya. Unless like china who pulls off the transformer wires or Computer cables make these drunkards to come to their senses now and then, the new Chitanta government would jump up and down and will show it’s pig tail to UNHRC, but would not respect the UN conventions of MPO. These rowdies have their own way to kidnap the persons missed, that is borrowing the ICRC white vans to kidnap and murder. If they know to ask a whitevan from ICRC to carry out murders, they cannot ask for another van to go the places wherever they buried the bodies?

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    CV and Kumar delivered their speeches and have gone on their business. Now, Lemon Puff Weeraya, Rambo, Rear Admirable Veerakutty et al are issuing threats and rowdy challenges that they missed CV and Kumar when they were making speeches, but they will take on them when they come back to parliament. Well, speakers may like to take your challenge. But, if any of these rowdies had gone a place called School, we ask them give to give their reply in the parliament, not waiting for speakers comes back again. Remember, the speeches are now in Hansard. Your barbaric road challenge will not go in Hansard. If you don’t reply the two men’s speeches will remain not questioned in Hansard by not replied even by one of the 151 water Buffalo. For a learned man, for a man with stuffs, to reply for those speeches, CV & Kumar need not to come back; use your parliamentary privileges and reply, in their plane, not on the Rapist Army’s whitevan way. Make your speeches in English and send copies of that to all foreign Embassies in Colombo & UNR, under who agreement the MPO established. Send a copy to CT too. We are waiting to read like this CV’s statement and his speech parliament.
    Best wishes for your success!

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    It is a great pity that at a time restraint is required to promote peaceful co-existence among all Sri Lankans , the much learned ,cultured, octogenarian Justice CV opts to throw caution to the winds and fan the flames of hatred and division with his totally irresponsible statements.
    Having enjoyed the benefits of living in Colombo all his life in the company of his upper crust elitist comrades,he should have some consideration for the younger generations who, despite the debilitating caste barriers in the North, are thankfully doing their utmost to make a life for themselves as Sri Lankans. Shame on you Sir .

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      Dear Pundit

      I complaint about the our Excellency for not being inclusive in his speach of those who did not vote for the SLPP, then said not here to talk about any “isms”.
      Not a single policy statement of their own in the parliament except telling the elected GOSL the discrepancies between theirs and his government (that is once more telling the majority voters the conflict on the first day), not a word about how they intend to deliver service to the people who voted for them with all these discrepancies identified on the first day at work and then go to Jaffna and tell them an entirely different story and taking all others down with them too.

      TNA did the same last time around and wasted another 5 years doing nothing…when we had a constitutional assembly……..people never understood the process of devolution through passing that in the parliament first and then on to a referendum voted by the entire Nation..Muslims, Sinhalese and Tamils??

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      “consideration for the younger generations who,”

      Sound like the path of Ali Sabre. But it did not work for Tamil. From MMDA it worked well for Muslim Politicians. Like Muslim leadership there were many Tamils worked for government. But Old King openly said that he will use Tamils to exterminate them and he did it with Pillaiyan, Karuna, Deva, Duriaappa…. …….

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        And Kadira

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    It doesn’t matter whether Tamil nationalism is in hibernation, the question should be why has it failed so far? Caste divisions, weak leaders, violence, corruption? And why has Sinhala nationalism failed?
    And why has Sri Lankan nationalism not even been born yet?

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      It was a miscarriage in 1931. The OB/GYNs who tested with the ultra sound told in 1931 that it was going to be stillborn and the child would not survive, because it missed the head part to think and learn.
      Too sad after 90 years, you still have come to know that.

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