21 November, 2018

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Tamil Racism & 13 A – Part II

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

I have argued for many years that the Sinhalese side can safely give any amount of devolution to the Tamils without that leading to separation by a supposedly ineluctable linear progression. Separation can take place only if the Sinhalese side is unable to prevent it, because of defeat in war or intervention by a foreign power or for some other reason. I never had a reply to that argument, obviously because at the theoretical level that argument is unassailable. But what about the practical level? The ground realities can change in such a way that what is valid at the theoretical level can become invalid at the practical level. That indeed, I must acknowledge, has happened to my argument.

I refer firstly to the new geopolitical configuration of Sino-Indian rivalry in South Asia and the Indian Ocean, which was the subject of the first part of this article. Let me add briefly to what I wrote there. Since 1948 India has postulated its relations with Sri Lanka on one unvarying principle: Sri Lanka by itself can pose no serious threat to India, but it can do so if it gets together with some foreign power. The important point is that China cannot withdraw from this region without jeopardizing its commercial and other vital interests. That should mean that China would want to secure a permanent foothold in Sri Lanka, and that could lead to complications in Indo-Sri Lanka relations. It has already done so in fact. We can assume that for the most part Sino-Indian relations will be conducted with pragmatic good sense and a spirit of mutual accommodativeness because both sides know that today wars between big powers can benefit no one. But we can never be certain about the future, something that futurological exercises have taught us very clearly. India could want a predominant or dominant position in Sri Lanka, or a North East enclave in which the Tamils are dominant. It could even want – as a worst case hypothesis – to impose a Cyprus style solution, on which I have written two articles. H.L. de Silva, some months before he passed away, wrote that he had thought my argument to be fanciful but he changed his mind after he wondered why India was so insistent on a North East merger. We must now wonder why Prime Minister Modi suddenly vaunted the attractions of federalism, which had for long been an “f” word in India.

The second reason why it is no longer tenable that any amount of devolution can be given without that leading to separation is Tamil racism, which was always there but the intensity of which I had failed to grasp. The explanation for that failure is to be found in the generational gap. For decades I knew only thoroughly Westernised Tamils of the solid middle class, for the most part born and brought up in Colombo, who could transcend their ethnicity just as much as their Sinhalese counterparts. Today a very different type of Tamil prevails. They include a solid segment of Tamils who are intensely racist, who could possibly be even among the worst racists in the world. I doubt that such Tamils will be capable of the mutual accommodativeness and willingness to compromise that are requisites for a wide measure of devolution to work smoothly. I have come to this belief partly because of the Tamil attacks against me in the Colombo Telegraph, sustained over a long period, attacks which I find impossible to account for except on the ground of intense Islamophobic racism. I must emphasize before proceeding further that my view that Tamil anti-Muslim hatred is much greater than that of the Sinhalese is shared literally by every Muslim with whom I have discussed this matter. It is not a case of a broad consensus but of unanimity.

I will now deal with the material in the Colombo Telegraph that points to Tamil Islamophobic racism. That material acquires its significance, its explosive significance, in the perspective of the fact that over several decades I was firmly established , among non-Tamils, as one of the most pro-Tamil Sri Lankans on the ethnic question. That reputation was earned through many articles in the Lanka Guardian, the Island, the Weekend Express and elsewhere, as well as through my participation in the seminar and lecture circuit. As I cannot go into many details I will mention only that I delivered the second Kandasamy Memorial Lecture sometime in the first half of the ‘nineties – the first was by Regi Siriwardene. Obviously I would not have been chosen for that lecture by Rajan Hoole, the late Desmond Fernando and others who were on the organizing committee if I had always had the reputation of being rabidly anti-Tamil, as is made out, insistently made out, by the Tamils who attack me in the Colombo Telegraph.

I will now put down a few details to indicate the extent to which I have been pro-Tamil on the ethnic problem. 1) I have always insisted that we have a Tamil ethnic problem, not just a terrorist problem. Accordingly I have not used the term “terrorist” even once about the LTTE in articles written over several decades. On the contrary I have written more than one article arguimg that we had on our hands a Tamil national problem, not a terrorist one. 2) I have been emphatic that the Tamil ethnic problem was created by the Sinhalese side, firstly by grotesque anti-Tamil discrimination which reached its apogee in 1971, and by State terrorism from 1977 to 1983. 3) I have virtually justified the Tamils taking up arms after 1983 by pointing out that they had been treated as worse than pariah dogs: Tamils were burnt alive in 1983 with total impunity, pariah dogs never were. Tamils had to fight to preserve their human status. 4) I have expressed understanding over the Indian support for the Tamil rebellion on the ground that Delhi could not ignore the fall-out in Tamil Nadu of what was done to the Tamils in Sri Lanka. 5) I have been outspokenly critical of Muslim politicians for having abandoned all moral standards in backing the Sinhalese in every bit of racist idiocy against the Tamils. 6) I have even gone to the extent of suggesting that we should build a mausoleum in honour of the war dead on both sides since, whatever wrongs were committed, both sides fought heroically. And so on. I must add that all along I have been excoriating the Sinhalese power elite over its anti-Muslim racism.

In that perspective the question that arises is this: how on earth has it come about that Tamils have been attacking me – in ways that have have frequently shown hysterical hatred and mad dog rage – in the CT columns over a long period on the assumption, endlessly repeated, that I have always been a rabid anti-Tamil racist? I will acknowledge that certainly I have not been in unanimity with the Tamils on every issue. I was very critical of them for their failure to respond in an adequately positive manner to the overtures made by former President Kumaratunga from 1994 to 2000. I was very critical of them over their making an utter farce of the Norwegian-sponsored peace process, because it was obvious to me that they would be satisfied with nothing less than a confederal arrangement which would amount to de facto Eelam. Many moderate Tamils would have agreed with my positions at that time, and retrospectively many more would do so today. It cannot be said that my positions were inimical to legitimate Tamil interests. Certainly there was nothing to justify the hatred and rage shown in the Tamil attacks against me.

It was not surprising therefore that, in keeping with my solidly established reputation as pro-Tamil, I started receiving encomiums from Tamils soon after my articles were published in the CT, including one from Fr. S.J. Emmanuel of the Global Tamil Forum. A Tamil expatriate paper in Canada published one of my articles in Tamil translation. A Muslim friend of mine told me recently that enthusiastic Tamil responses to my articles were far more than that. But suddenly my articles were subjected to attack. It was not a case of this or that article being criticised over errors of fact or judgment. Every single article was subjected to scornful withering attacks by around seven to ten persons. I noticed that practically all of them were by writers using nom de plumes that declared a Tamil identity. I asked why there was so much hatred in those attacks, considering that my articles were not polemical and most certainly not anti-Tamil in any way. I used the phrase “ a total annihilating hatred”, which was not excessive as some of the attacks showed hatred of a genocidal order – I had in mid the mass expulsion of Muslims from the North. The attacks went on week after week for several months and suddenly stopped, possibly because the objective behind those concerted attacks could not be accomplished: it was to stop me being published. A Tamil declared that since an article of mine had been subjected to near total demolition, it was time for the Island to stop publishing me. Since then quite a few Tamils have indicated that they are in agony of mind over the fact that both the Island and the Colombo Telegraph have continued to publish me.

To be continued..

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    “”But suddenly my articles were subjected to attack.””

    Your article were attacked when you joined hands with Sinhala Fundamentalist hardliners against legitimate rights of the Tamils.

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      The attacks on him began in response to his inhumane suggestion a few years ago to starve the Tamils in the North-East during the war years as a means to break the backbone of the armed struggle of the LTTE. He was, in other words, calling for collective barbaric punishment to millions of Tamils for the justifiable acts of a few thousand Tamil rebels. Even the Sinhala Govt or the armed forces of that time did not degenerate to the level of savagery recommended by this ex-diplomat and “brilliant self-claimed academic” and Writer. Of course, as readers were able to see, when this was pointed out to him he flatly denied this – for years. That was until he was caught with his pants down – in these very pages. However, in his true and cultural nature he shamelessly denied. Hussein also was caught lying in his hoarse and false claim the late Indian journalist called him “one of the best five diplomats in the world” Senior journalist HLD Mahindapala trashed him on this and proved Hussein to be a laughing stock.

      Backlash

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        Backlash – this poor old Backie reads me every Saturday and gets into a hysterical state.He usually refers to my writings as verbal diarrhea- that is as verbal excrement – but he has been reading me steadily for decades. He once corrected me over something I had written over a quarter century ago, showing that he is better versed on my writings than I am. What does that show? / Admit it, Backie, you relish my backstuff so much that you cannot keep away from it.Admit it, you old rogue, you!/ As for my advocating famine and boasting about my diplomatic record – I have exposed all that many times. Read Leelananda again, Backie boy. – IH

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          It was coming – sooner than later. Izeth H was going to be exposed badly, wider than ever before and by many more readers. He has, in oblique ways, been found to be a Sinhala-hater as well. The danger is, as I and other commentators have predicted, he was going to compromise the safety and well-being of the entire local Muslim community soon.Both his denials and being economic with the truth are progressively giving away. His desperate language in the last two articles indicate the man is irrational and jittery. Presumably, leaders of the Muslim community are angrily taking him to task – now that he has clearly upset both the Tamil and Sinhalese communities. The Muslim leadership has much to be worried about this man’s irresponsible adventurism because clearly they need the support of the Tamil leadership, who in turn have influence with the Indian side, now that Sinhala extremism is poised against local Muslims because of the excesses of men like Hussein and the mad hatters of the Ulema. Tamil leaders like Sampanthan and Sumanthiran have gone out of the way to defend Muslims and offer solace to the community from threats arising from Sinhala extremism. There must be a more decent way to thank them than belittle the entire Tamil community.

          In a desperate attempt to save himself from impending Muslim wrath Hussein now lowers down his usually vitriolic tone. He even goes to the extent of admitting that outrageous recommendation he suggested to the State to starve the Tamils as he now admits
          “He (me)once corrected me over something I had written over a quarter century ago” It was not a correction but a strident contradiction about two years ago for an utterly unacceptable suggestion. This was about ten years ago – not a quarter century ago, Sir.

          Let me disprove some of his sweeping statements, or mis-statements to be exact, in his current piece.

          He misleads himself when he concludes “The important point is that China cannot withdraw from this region without jeopardizing its commercial and other vital interests. That should mean that China would want to secure a permanent foothold in Sri Lanka” A strange opinion, surely. China does not have to “secure a permanent foothold in Sri Lanka” – meaning China should physically force them into Lankan soil – to ensure the good of its commercial and other interests. Sri Lanka is not going to deny China access to our sea routes or our markets. Of course, if some of our political leaders at the helm are venal and foolish enough China, naturally, will try to take advantage. Why do you think India insisted and recently secured a diplomatic presence in the rural hinterland of Hambantota – something which they did not do since 1947/48?

          “For decades I knew only thoroughly Westernised Tamils of the solid middle class, for the most part born and brought up in Colombo, who could transcend their ethnicity just as much as their Sinhalese counterparts” and goes on to suggest “today a very different type of Tamil prevails. They include a solid segment of Tamils who are intensely racist, who could possibly be even among the worst racists in the world” The mistake is on the part of Hussein for not properly seeing the Tamil issue in its right perspective. Why blame Tamils for your ignorance using that thoroughly unacceptable description “the worst racists in the world”. Have you taken a census of the racists throughout the world? Turn the searchlight inwards Mr. Hussein and you will see a demented and bizarre racist imaginable.

          “with my solidly established reputation as pro-Tamil ” Are you trying to be funny Mr. Hussein? That you have very few takers to this hilarious claim is illustrated by the many angry comments from Sinhalese, Tamils and others in these pages as evidence of your established notoriety as a rabid anti-Tamil – for years. I must, however, make a distinction the understandable criticism on you began more after your mentally sick “starve the Tamils” suggestion. I do not deny you may have been free of anti-Tamil prejudice before that to even be honoured with the Kandasamy Memorial Lecture. What is puzzling is why this 2nd Memorial was in the ‘90s whereas Kandasamy died in the early 50s?

          You refer to your many good credentials as being pro-Tamil earlier and I welcome this – including the suggestion to erect a Memorial building for the war dead on both the Sinhala and Tamil sides. That is how it should be from the perception of a senior ex-diplomat, man of letters and learning.

          “I have virtually justified the Tamils taking up arms after 1983” Bravo! One correction, if you will. Tamil resistance fighters took to arms earlier – in the late 1970s.

          In maintaining the cause of most of your problems with the readers that seems to have caused you issues with your neck with Muslims by your poorly thought remarks. Look at what you have done to yourself “effing filthy utter absolute bloody bastard of a damned Soni” (Apr 01 – 2/05pm) If this is how you chose to describe yourself, I am not disputing you. It is your own preferred choice of words. You know yourself best. My worry is,after seeing your comments in the past few days, Tamil Racism & 13 A – Part II – whether you are in total control of your faculties.

          I also refer to your regular vain boast “the IH caravan will roll on” I recommend you chose better descriptions or else it may not be a caravan – but a hearse.

          Anyway, let us hope we will see sober and richer analysis and writings from you constructed in polite, civil language – which you are eminently capable of. And that too of current interest to the readership on subjects in which you have some legitimate competence.

          Backlash

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            Backlash – can’t you be less prolix with your insults and abuse? I have only skimmed through your latest diatribe. 1) No Muslim leaders have contacted me. You are imagining things. Keep imagining. That’s the only solace I can give you. 2) About the charge that I advocated starvation, I hope to refute it again in the next part of my article, to show that Tamil racists like you want nothing less than the Sakkilisation of the Muslims. 3) Part of the reason why I write is to make racists like you respect the Muslims. You can be dam sure I will succeed. Even you now write “which you are eminently capable of”. 4) Admit it Backie boy, you relish my backstuff. That’s why you keep reading me.As for that caravan, it keeps moving and there isn’t a dam thing you can do about it.I peeped at my gate just now. No sign of Muslim leaders there. – IH

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              Izeth Hussain ,

              Pls don’t waste your time writing to tamil racists (Most of them are) While accusing the sinhalee of being racisist the Tamils themselves are very racist towards the muslims.

              MR lost due to the antics of Gnanasara dog. Apart from the Muslims not voting a substantial number of Sinhala people also did not vote for him. Most Sinhala people are not at all in agreement with what Ganasara dog did.

              Keep writing Mr Hussain.

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                Trump has a solution even for North Korea leader
                So the 2 fascist IH & RiP brace to go on exile or perish.

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                ravi perera

                You are ‘Valige Nathi Balla’

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              Mr. Izeth Hussain

              Denials and obstinacy appear to be natural components of your complicated mental makeup. I am not buying your implied theory you are a favoured son of the Lankan Muslim community. I have earlier given you a list of Muslims whose comment suggested they wished you were in that Islamic paradise with 72 maidens rather than being them disaster with your erratic writing.

              That the distinguished management of Seilan Muslim, claiming to be a leading newssheet of the Muslim community, publicly admonishing you by ingloriously removing you from their panel of writers was a public slap in your face. They found your writing unacceptable and dangerous to the well being and safety of the community country-wide. They are perfectly right. It is astonishing you are unable to read the signs correctly.

              “Sakkilisation of Muslims?” Your words – not mine. Why are you denigrating your own community in such degenarate terms? Have you taken leave of your senses – as many readers suspect. Respect Muslims? Of course we do. We have many friends and leaders of the community – some very dear and personal. For long able and educated Muslims formed part of the Tamil leadership – until Global Islam intervened in the 1980s and radicalised many changing their mindset, head gear and strange foreign dress of the Arabian desert variety. The community is in dire straits since then. Don’t you blame other communities for that.

              I ignore the rest of your usual visceral abuse – all signs of irrationality at best and an impending mental breakdown at worst.

              Backlash

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                Backlash – you are in a state of hysteria. I am going to make it worse – to punish you.To the reader- this Backlash has chosen his nom de plume well. It makes one think of backflash and backwash. The truth is that he has a perverted obsession with backsides. That is why he usually refers to my writings as “verbal diarrhea”. He even went to the extent of referring to my “cavity”, that is the cavity through which I expel my backstuff, which Backie reads with compulsive interest. Another Tamil racist also referred to my “cavity”. Really these Tamil racists are in a class apart. I whack them when I can spare the time. I am doing it for the good of the Tamils. – IH

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                  It is for valid reason Izeth Hussain, more than once in these pages, is called foul-mouthed and made of qualities of the slum.
                  His minor mental break-down in this retort is evidence enough, if indeed is evidence is necessary of that condition.

                  Wallow in your own faecal brine, sick man. That is your culture and background.

                  Backlash

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                    Backlash – To the reader – It is Backie who has been consistently using the metaphor of excrement about my articles. It is he who went to the extent of referring to my “cavity”. Now he wants the reader to believe that it is I who am wallowing in filth. / They won’t Backie./ That’s typical of the Tamil Islamophobic racist: he is devoid of intellectual and moral principle because he has been dehumanised by racist hatred.
                    The sensible reader may wonder why I am wasting my time on this Tamil nonentity. The main reason is that he provides illustrative material to show the enormity of the Tamil hatred and rage directed against me seen in the background of the fact that I have been among the most pro-Tamil among the non-Tamils. I cannot expect the reader to go far back into the archival material provided in the CT. But he can conveniently turn to comments on my present article. – IH

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                Backlash – I must add to my earlier reply of April 5 to the latest explosion of Backie. I left Sailan Muslim of my own will. They begged me to stay on.I repeat – they begged me to stay on. Backie boy – Do you think anyone will believe you apart from your fellow Tamil racists? – IH

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    I didn’t read a single word.
    Over to you HLD Mahindapala to upstage Izeth with Part 3 of Tamil Vellaha casteism

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      the foot note says to be continued where Syria?/ madarassa/Mortuary
      anyones guess.

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      Rajash

      “I didn’t read a single word.”

      Sheep, cows, buffaloes and donkey’s also did not read it, and were not in a position to comment on it.

      Unless you read it you won’t know.

      If you do not know you cannot comment on it intelligently.

      Then there is no change in your knowledge..

      Then you will be as ignorant as you were before you read it.

      Of course agreeing or disagreeing with the writer is a different story.

      The writer is trying to expose and communicate. Don’t you want to know?

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        Amarasiri
        “The writer is trying to expose and communicate. Don’t you want to know? “

        This writer is not going to say anything new other than his racial mind.

        Do you want me to read Part 1 to Part x of this writers repetitive racial statements?

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          Rajash

          “Do you want me to read Part 1 to Part x of this writers repetitive racial statements? “

          This is part and parcel of learning, and experimentation. Unless you try, you won’t know. Amarasiri can assure you that Amarasiri did learn many things after reading Izeth Hussein, H L D Mahindapala, Shamini Serasinghe and many other writers. We all should be thankful to them, even if we do not agree with all what they are sating.

          You are making your own index of banned Books and articles, like the Catholic Church did. Why? This is not the 16th Century, but the real age of reason, the Internet Age of the 21st century.

          350 years later, the Church admitted that Galileo was right, yes right.

          They did not say anything about the others they burned, like Giardano Bruno.

          So, Rajesh, Rewad, Read, and Read.

          Then only you would know what is being exposed, expose and exposed.

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            “Amarasiri did learn many things after reading Izeth Hussein, H L D Mahindapala, Shamini Serasinghe”

            you poor thing

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              Rajash

              “Amarasiri did learn many things after reading Izeth Hussein, H L D Mahindapala, Shamini Serasinghe”

              Not only Amarasiri, and sure a lot of others did.

              Didn’t know about Vellahala Racism and Discrimination on the Low Caste Tamils and the Tamil discrimination on the Muslims.

              Read, Read and Read and be less ignorant.

              Did you go to School? Why? What did your teachers tell you? Vellahala are high caste and all others are low caste as per Hinduism?

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                Amarasiri “Did you go to School? “

                did Izeth go to school?

                did you Amarasiri go to school?

                what did you learn in school?

                maths? physics? chemistry? history?

                did you both learn how to become a good citizen of the world

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                  Rajash

                  Yes. Amarasiri did go to school. So, Amarasiri can detect fakes.

                  Yes, Amarasiri, did learn a lot of things at school, as well as outside the school, including the libraries, newspapers, posters etc,

                  Yes Amarasiri did learn science arts, philosophy, Religion,etc., just based on sheer curiosity and the need to learn and pass examinations as well..

                  Still a lot is left to learn. Still learning about Vellahalas Caste discrimination in Tamil and Sinhala Society, Iblis, Satan Following Wahhabis , Western Deception etc.

                  Have you heard about Neocons and their deceptions? WMD? Islamaphobes? Who is funding you? Norway, Israel? Neocons? Just curious!

                  http://www.davidhorowitzfreedomcenter.org/school-for-political-warfare/

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                    “Yes, Amarasiri, did learn a lot of things at school,”

                    take a break and have a good look at the mirror and ask yourself why you see your face convex and it moves.

                    You have become a sleeping pill churning out apron strings

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                      halifax

                      “take a break and have a good look at the mirror and ask yourself why you see your face convex and it moves”

                      Nothing wrong.

                      Amarasiri’s comments are agitating and being into resonance, the Vellahala Castism and Racism.

                      Are the Vellahalas breaking down, to form an Egalitarian Tamil society? It is a long way to go. Read H L D Mahindapala’s writings. All the information is there.

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                      You have become a sleeping pill churning out apron string.

                      Please do not bore anymore.- take a break apron strings.
                      you are behaving like booby.

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                Amarasiri – thanks for exposing Rajesh and the others.In the second part of my article I have produced absolutely incontrovertible evidence to show that I must be among the most pro-Tamil of all Sri Lankan non-Tamils.How then explain the savage sustained Tamil attacks against me? There can be only one plausible explanation. The Tamil racists find it unbearable that a Soni writes articles of a certain quality and has anything like my record in diplomacy. Hoi Rajesh – read Leelananda again and squirm – IH

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                  IH,

                  “Amarasiri – thanks for exposing Rajesh and the others.”

                  You must be utterly desperate!

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                    Burning Issue

                    “Amarasiri – thanks for exposing Rajesh and the others.”

                    ” You must be utterly desperate!”

                    Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler exposed the Ancients and the Catholic Church as well.

                    350 years later, the Church admitted that Galileo was right, yes right, and the Earth does move and rotate.

                    When will Rajesh admit? Just curious.

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                  Izeth I really feel sorry for you.
                  I searched the word Soni here.
                  only one person has used it twice.
                  That is You.

                  that shows your desperation

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                    Rajash,

                    This man, in his suspect mental state, wants to say Sunni (not that part of the Islamic divide) but fearing public Muslim condemnation refers to the community as Soni. The polite and respectful word, I believe, is Sonagar. As we are now accustomed to read, he often does not know the consequences of his mostly irresponsible pen.

                    Backlash

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                  Izeth Hussain

                  “Amarasiri – thanks for exposing Rajesh and the others.In the second part of my article I have produced absolutely incontrovertible evidence to show that I must be among the most pro-Tamil of all Sri Lankan non-Tamils.”

                  I see your problem, How To Deal With Jerks And Idiots.People come across them quite frequently. For some reason, they seem to be crowding around Izeth Hussein.

                  So, How To Deal With Jerks And Idiots, Everywhere.

                  Have you ever noticed that your co-workers, or the CT Commentators tend to fall into two categories? First, you have the idiots – those lovely, well-intentioned people that don’t seem to have a clue what they’re doing. They do not even read the articles, like Rajesh. Second, you have the jerks – the people who are difficult to deal with, stubborn and always wrong. And they’re not just in your office! On the highway, the idiots are the people driving more slowly than you, while the jerks are the people whizzing by you in the left lane. At the grocery store, the idiots are blocking the ice cream aisle, while the jerks are pushing your cart aside to reach the soup. It feels like they’re following you around, doesn’t it? In fact, toward the end of a bad day, it can start to feel downright personal!

                  But the fact is, people simply don’t fall neatly into these categories by virtue of who they are. On the contrary, we put them there. When we meet someone new, within minutes we are judging and labeling: Is he like me? Does he agree with me? And it’s not a coincidence that the people who agree with us are smart, funny and interesting… while the people who don’t agree are jerks or otherwise fundamentally flawed.

                  Why is this important to remember in the workplace? Because time and time again, I hear teams and managers cite personality conflicts and incompetence as the reasons for their low productivity and dysfunction. I’m telling you, this is a dead-end street. When teams cling to the idea that the roots of conflict are personal, it establishes a paradigm in which there is no real solution.

                  Though it feels easier and safer in the short run to place the blame on unreasonable or incompetent co-workers, it is simply not a useful story to tell ourselves. It is a distortion of reality that can undermine our decisions and alienate our teams.

                  Fortunately, personality clashes are not insurmountable obstacles to productivity and success. The vast majority of employees (and managers!) are more than capable of resolving disagreements and even working with people they don’t like. In many cases, they simply need clarity and direction from their leaders. In my experience with dozens of organizations, I’ve found that eliminating ambiguity in goals, roles and procedures can absolutely melt away the personality conflicts.

                  How do you deal with conflict at the CT Comments? Just cite the facts, references and the Links.

                  See, how all the Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, now accept that they are Paras from India. References have been given with DNA analysis evidence.

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                  Instead of verbal vomiting against Tamil, you pl work in their favour & interest for Allah’s Sake and you will be treated well not only by Tamils but also Sinhalese and non-Lankan.

                  Afraid of Allah.

                  Verily Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred’.(Ch.16:V.91)

                  And as for those who strive in Our path — We will surely guide them in Our ways. And Indeed, Allah is with those who are of service to others. (Al Quran 29:70)

                  Indeed, Allah is with those who are righteous and those who do good. (Al Quran 16:129)

                  O ye people! fear your Lord, Who created you from a single soul and created therefrom its mate, and from them twain spread many men and women; and fear Allah, in Whose name you appeal to one another, and be mindful of your duty to Allah, particularly respecting ties of relationship. Verily, Allah watches over you. (Al Quran 4:2)

                  Don’t behave like that Mahinda and Mahindapala.

                  If can’t, pl keep quit.

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                  Izeth Hussain

                  “Amarasiri – thanks for exposing Rajesh and the others.”

                  Amarasiri is wondering whether Rajesh and the others are actually scapegoats and fodder in the international conspiracies being hatched by the Israelis, Norwegians, the christian fundamentalist West and the Neocons.

                  There are several reasons. Indira Gandhi used the Tamils to frustrate JR because he was too West Oriented at a time, when India was not, and India exploited the situation. Are the Tamils better of Today than in the period 1983-1987?

                  See how the Tamils were let down by the West, based on their self interest. Read Michael Roberts article. Dear Tamils, be weary of the Israelis, Norwegians and the Fundamentalist christian West. They will use you. Tamils, Sinhala, Muslims all are disposable. Just look at Iraq and Syria.

                  Are the Tamils, the new front against the Muslims in Sri Lanka? Fortunately, there are still a lot of intelligent Tamils left who can see reason over deception and emotion.

                  Are the Tamils still stuck in the Vellahala caste discrimination of Low Caste Tamils and “Soni” Caste “Muslims”, even though Muslims have no caste?

                  Religion Is For People Who Don’t Think IDIOTS Says Ray Hagins

                  Caste and Racism not far behind.

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

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                Amerasiri,

                Schools do not teach common sense! Many academics lack common sense! You appear to be one who is neither an academic nor one who possesses common sense I am very sorry to say.

                You equate the LTTE to entire Tamil community; you accuse the Tamils of ethnically cleansing the Muslims from the North and took over their properties. Can you show with deeds that ordinary Tamils acted in this was? You at the same time carefully distinguish the Aluthgama attacks and labeled the perpetrators as the racist MR and his stooges! I feel that you feel comfortable in labelling the tamils as racists and at the same time elevating the Sinhala as less racists. IH’s objective of manipulating such an emotional position works well with you because you do not need much convincing. I debated this issue with some Sinhala scholars on Groundviews in the past and their deep understanding of LTTE behaviours was refreshing. They never labelled the entire Tamils as the perpetrators like you do!

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                  Burning Issue

                  “You equate the LTTE to entire Tamil community; you accuse the Tamils of ethnically cleansing the Muslims from the North and took over their properties.”

                  You are mistaken. Amarasiri, the Egalitarian Rationalist Philosopher, would never call every Tamil a racist. Amarasiri is well aware of the many fine egalitarian Tamils who voted for LSSP and CP, besides those who voted for the Vellahala Federal Party. Amarasiri knows many Tamil people good ordinary folk, and they are “normal” people with “good” values. When they get back to Jaffna, did they discriminate against their fellow the Low Caste Tamils? Do not know, but H L D Mahindapala’s writings did open up Amarasiri’s eyes.

                  Amarasiri, being curious, put the H L D Mahindapala’s writings and the writings of Izeth Hussein, to come with an “explanation” based on cause and effect. What are the causes? Hinduism and the resulting cast-ism?

                  Aristotle on Causality

                  http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-causality/

                  Izeth Hssein was describing the effect, Tamil Racism against the Muslims.

                  At least 50% of the Tamils, who are non-Vellaha, are not racist.

                  Mahindapala was describing the effect, the Vellahala Castism and Racism against the Low Country Tamils, and the cause the High Caste status and Castism of the Hindu Religion.

                  There was a survey that indicated India and Israel were the most racist, and then the Middle easterners and Asian, who happen to be mostly, Muslim and Hindu to be racist. Interestingly, Pakistan, that split from India, being 99% Muslim, Sunni Muslim, not Wahhabi Muslim, was blue and less racist, just like Mexico.

                  The Islamophobe, Daniel Greenburg, jumps onto that and twists the survey results.

                  Daniel Greenfield, a Jew, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

                  Hr ignores Hindus and Jews who are the Most Racist as per the survey he cites.

                  See how the Islamophonbes Twist the Data to pur forward their Anti Muslim Agenda.

                  MUSLIM COUNTRIES ARE THE MOST RACIST IN THE WORLD

                  While most Western countries surveyed are not racist, most Muslim countries surveyed are very racist. May 19, 2013 Daniel Greenfield

                  The unsurprising reality is the exact opposite. Asian and Middle Eastern countries are among the most racist.

                  http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/189837/muslim-countries-are-most-racist-world-daniel-greenfield

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                    Amerasiri,

                    I do not have time to waste with you. The point of contention is that, you endorse IH’s conclusion that the Tamils are more racists than the Sinhala. There is no doubt in this; is there?

                    Hence, the supporting aspects for that conclusion are:

                    1. The Tamils ethnically cleansed the Muslims from the North and confiscated their properties.
                    2. The Tamils ask for separation and Muslims do not
                    3. The Wellala casteism making the Tamils become racists

                    Are there any other points that you want to bring out in support of your agreement with IH?

                    You state that you are an egalitarian and you do not believe that the LTTE actions cannot be equated with the Tamil community. Then ejecting the Muslims from the North cannot be associated with the Tamil community. Do you agree or not?

                    I have shown you in details that only VP who steered the Tamil course towards separation. The LTTE assassinated almost entire members of TULF because they were willing to settle for a form of autonomy. This is on record. The TNA was well and truly fettered by the LTTE and they had to toe their line. As soon as the LTTE was comprehensively defeated, the TNA wasted no time in changing course. This is also on record.

                    The Wellala population among the Tamils is very small. That despicable Mahedapala has been writing what went on in the past. You on the other hand believe that such things are still afoot! The Wellala alone do not constitute the Tamil community and the ground situation presently vastly improved and rightly so!

                    The reason many Tamils attack IH because of his token criticisms of the Muslims and the racist Sinhala but repeated virulent attacks on the Tamils as a whole. His carefully disguised messages to evoke Sinhala and Tamil hatred is absolutely despicable. His language and below-the-belt comments are not congruous with decent commentators! If he is authentic in his quest to suggest a solution to ethnic question based on mature democracies in the west; it is all well and good. He can be against power devolution and there are people in all communities who would concur with him. However, to disparage a community by deeming the Tamils as more racists than the Sinhala while implicitly elevating the Muslims is a well thought-out objective to drive a wedge between the Sinhala and Tamils. IH is prolific in this endeavour now because the Sinhala polity and Tamil polity are closer than they have ever been. This, IH deems inimical to the well-being of the Muslims. He used the derogatory word “soni” to denote himself making it look as if the Tamils labelled him as such! The man is totally insidious and dangerous.

                    This is the last time I will respond to you.

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                      Burning Issue

                      1. “I do not have time to waste with you. The point of contention is that, you endorse IH’s conclusion that the Tamils are more racists than the Sinhala. There is no doubt in this; is there?”

                      Yes, because there is support for this, contention, especially by the LTTE Ethnic clensing, and LTTE was Tamil, before Ethnic clensing and dafter ethnic clensing.

                      They were known as Tamil Tigers, not Sinhala Tigers or Muslim Tigers.

                      2. “You state that you are an egalitarian and you do not believe that the LTTE actions cannot be equated with the Tamil community.”

                      The Tamil Community was Castist and Racist. LTTE was only Racist, Not Castist. Please correct me if I am wrong.

                      3. “The LTTE assassinated almost entire members of TULF because they were willing to settle for a form of autonomy. “

                      Then bring back the Vellahals Castism?

                      4. “The Wellala alone do not constitute the Tamil community and the ground situation presently vastly improved and rightly so!”

                      It is a good development, and it took a 30 year war!

                      5. “The reason many Tamils attack IH because of his token criticisms of the Muslims and the racist Sinhala but repeated virulent attacks on the Tamils as a whole.”

                      Is he telling the truth? Why is it hitting a nerve?

                      6. ” However, to disparage a community by deeming the Tamils as more racists than the Sinhala while implicitly elevating the Muslims is a well thought-out objective to drive a wedge between the Sinhala and Tamils.”

                      Unfortunately, the recent data is on Izeth Hussein side, supporting his assertion. If this was the case,to drive a wedge between the Sinhala and Tamils, it should be pointed out. Amarasiri does not see it that way. Amarasiri sees it as factual reporting.

                      Do you know that The Tamils, had a procession in Support of Israeli atrocities on Palestinians in Batticoloa? Why? This did not happen any Sinhala areas. Why?

                      Sinhala Buddhists accept that they are racists and that they show racism towards the Tamils and Muslims. They know that, Tamils know that Muslims know that.

                      Amrasiri agrees that there is a lot of water under the bridge, and the Tamils should strive not to be as racist as he claims.

                      Are the Tamils being used and provoked by the Norwegian, Israeli and Christian Fundamentalist West to advance their agenda?

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                      Amarasiri Perera, Izeth Hussain Burning Issue

                      ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz,

                      You folk got Off The Cuff Syndrome and Beware it leads to Ebola.

                      Nakki Visse Gettah Ussay (old men going through the roof)

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                    Amarasiri – thanks for giving us the data collected by Daniel Greenburg. It is of the greatest interest to me. But I must say that he has proceeded on a mistaken assumption. It is a mistake to assume that there is a co-relation between the readiness or otherwise to accept members of other ethnic groups as neighbors and racism. The unwillingness to accept them as neighbors could be due to a sense of insecurity and fear.That does not amount to racism though it may lead to racism.
                    What interests me most is your observation that the areas most red on the map are India and Israel.Almost certainly belief systems account for that – Hinduism with its caste system and Judaism which for the most part is an intensely tribal religion. Dawkins on the tribal God of the Old Testament is very relevant. The Tamil hatred and rage directed against me in the CT columns suggests that there is a case for formulating a new category of “casteist racism”. – IH

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                      Izeth hussain

                      “Amarasiri – thanks for giving us the data collected by Daniel Greenburg. It is of the greatest interest to me. But I must say that he has proceeded on a mistaken assumption. It is a mistake to assume that there is a co-relation between the readiness or otherwise to accept members of other ethnic groups as neighbors and racism. “

                      Amarasiri Agrees.

                      What a lot of people missed was the interpretation and assertion by Daniel Greenburg about Islamic Racism, when in fact the map cleanly showed India and Israel being the post racist. Furthermore, Pakistan, former “India” was blue and Afganistan was not red. However, Saudi Arabia and Iran were light red, as was Vietnam and South Korea.

                      Using common sense and reason, Amarasiri asked why is he distorting, when even the survey was flawed?

                      Perhaps that is all he had, to throw at the Muslims, being an Islamophobe. Upon further research Amerisiris’s suspicions were confirmed.

                      The story here is the twisting of a bad survey, False Interpretation and Teachings of Daniel Greenburg, an Islamophobe, and say that Muslims are Racists.

                      Ray Hagins: The False Teachings of The Apostle Paul

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgig9LRRjrs

                      Published on Dec 10, 2012

                      Dr. Ray Hagins at http://www.WBLR.com.

                      He has a ton of information on African history, culture, religion, etc. Everyone can learn from his station regardless of how much you already know.

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        “Then you will be as ignorant as you were before you read it”

        Ignorance is a Boundless Possibility
        Only When one is aware of one’s own(Ignorance)
        Thus originates inquiry (seeking)
        Truth can only arrived at through Inquiry born of one’s awareness to one’s ignorance

        Amarasiri This not for you but to all the writers and the commentators

        To discriminate is the fundamental function of the Brain/Mind but to be attached to particular discrimination in one’s ignorance is the basic fault of humanity and because every thought is discriminative, if needs be you can faulter any thought (Religious/Political/Economical/racial/or caste wise) to support one’s ignorance

        Dialogue which is induced through Inquiry born of one’s awareness to one’s ignorance is the way resolve conflict and arrive at truth

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          Thank you.

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    Mulla like his brood at pakistan wants to confiscate others land in asia which is foreign to muslims.
    Mulla’s have an inferiority complex so all they are capable of is loot and sell.

    Mulla is getting distemper for sure.

    We vote Donald Trump for a better economy not Mulla excreta.

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    This [Edited out] seems to assume that people in this forum take him seriously . we find this chap have a conceited opinion about himself. I have not heard of this man before I read CT, it is my view he is an insane [Edited out]

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    The man is insane.[Edited out]

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      PROUDMAN

      “The man is insane.[Edited out]”

      Thanks for the comment. Was wondering who else were insane throughout history, but tried to speak the truth.

      1. Copernicus: Book Banned by the Church
      3. Guardian Bruno” Burned at the Stake.
      2. Galileo Galili: House arrest, almost burned. Whispered, Earth Moves. (Izeth Hussein whipped Tamils are Castists and Racists)
      2. Johannes Kepler:Church Banned his books.

      Many others.

      Amarasiri noticed this as well, and wondered whether those Commentators were idiots.

      Then came an article by a Tamil comparing the Onion Prices in Jaffna to the IQ of the Tamils.

      It was clear then. Some Tamils were idiots, when they critically commented on items that were clearly not relevant, or off subject matter.

      You should be able to find onions and onion prices in Jaffna, along with many Vellahalas. Use the Figure given below by a Fellow Intelligent Tamil.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

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        Dear Amarasiri

        Elsewhere in this page you state “The Tamils, had (sic) a procession in Support of Israeli atrocities on Palestinians in Batticoloa” False statements such as this lowers your assumed credibility in the CT. Tamils are not stupid to hold such a one-sided procession. Of course, there is nothing to stop Tamils from supporting any side in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. BTW, it is common knowledge the Muslim leadership in the East goes ballistic on seeing any support to the Israelis. A barrage of abuse and vilification usually follows – predictably from
        Saudi-educated/returned Islam fundamentalists/Jihadists.

        Incidentally, more and more Sinhalese now support Israel, what it stands for and welcome Israel’s genuine help to Sri Lanka in different and vital fields of vital economic cooperation.

        Pandaranayagam

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          Pandaranayagam

          “Incidentally, more and more Sinhalese now support Israel, what it stands for and welcome Israel’s genuine help to Sri Lanka in different and vital fields of vital economic cooperation.”

          Remember, the Middle East “Muslim” countries are providing employment for at least 500,000 Sri Lankans, and provides about $6 Billion in US Dollars in Foreign Exchange. The LTTE was defeated because of help from India, Pakistan, Russia, china and US, primarily.

          May be the few, who were brainwashed by the Christian Fundamentalists, who believe that the God of the old Testament, gave Israel, to the Jews by ethnically clensing the Native Populations.

          See Israel Parade – Batticaloa, SRI LANKA -. May 2, 2015 – ENGLISH

          Looks like the announcer is a Tamil? Is he Vellahala? Likely to be a non-Vellahala Tamil, because the Vellahala discriminate based on caste, and Christian, usually , not always, do not.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Eup-G-1Nz0

          Now who is this God of the old testament, the brainwashed Tamil announcer is talking about?

          Richard Dawkins says:

          “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

          God of the Old Testament

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovWs8JQN7FE

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            Amarasiri – Bravo for your splendid reply to Pandaranayagam. Some weeks ago I saw that video on the Tamil Christian demonstration to show that Israel is not alone. It was bestial. As you pointed out earlier such a demonstration would not have been held in a Sinhalese area. I am informed by my knowledgeable Muslim contacts that the SL Tamils have for long been intensely pro-Israeli. That has for long been my impression too. It could be that Israel has bestialised a segment of the Tamils with Islamophobic hatred.Paul writes that Muslims have been multiplying like rats and Nettabomman that they have been multiplying like piglets. I have to ask whether that bestialisation by Israel has been behind the Tamil hatred and rage directed against me in the CT columns. They find it unbearable that a Muslim writes articles of a certain quality. – IH

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              Izeth Hussain

              “I have to ask whether that bestialisation by Israel has been behind the Tamil hatred and rage directed against me in the CT columns.”

              Sometimes, I feel sorry for the Tamils, because they have let themselves to be used as fodder by the Jews and Israel. The Jews have recruited the Christian fundamentalists to say that God gave the Land of Israel to the Jews as per Bible. They did with BBS and a section of stupid Sinhala Buddhists, called Modayas. Were they bribed by Norway, Israel and the Christian Fundamentalist West?

              The Various Norwegian Agencies That Supported BBS Personnel

              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-various-norwegian-agencies-that-supported-bbs-personnel/

              Do you think that the Jews will accept Jesus Christ as their Savior? No.

              Judaism is very clear about their God, who will not be a human. None of the bullshit about the Trinity.

              This is where the IQ becomes important. There are claims that the IQ distribution of the Tamils is binomial. If so, there are plenty of Tamils to be recruited by Israel and the Christian Fundamentalist West.

              Amarasiri is of opinion that it is very stupid of the Tamils to take on the Muslims, even though 2 million in Sri Lanka, about 1.6 Billion globally, when most Sri Lankan Muslims also spoke Tamils. Is this Hindu Vellahala Stupidity?

              Amarasiri calls them Tamil Mootals,Tamil Idiots, மூடல்.

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            Amarasiri,

            Yes – the Middle East provides jobs and income for our poor workers – not out of any special humanitarian sympathy. Please remember without the indispensable services these people provide, the homes, businesses, health/education facilities and many other features of the nouveau riche Arabs will fold up. The oil-rich Arabs enjoy a high quality of life because of the blood and sweat of workers from India, Sri Lanka, the Phillipines and other places that cannot be denied.

            As an indication of the typical Arab attitude, I recall a TV interview sometime ago where an Arab intellectual did not hide his prejudice when he said “Yes! Their wages are low. On the other hand, look at the fact if not for these jobs there will be no food on the plate of their families at home” And that from a region whose cost of oil pbl was in the region of $2 and they were selling that to the world at over $15. They took this to over $125 pbl later. This unkind attitude is absent in the Christian countries – USA, UK, Germany and the EU, Canada,
            Australasia and others – where human kindness, ethics, morality, equality, human rights play a significant role. Isn’t this why millions fleeing Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Morocco, Somalia and other Islamic heavens are flocking to these “Christian” countries.

            Also, remember our Muslims there do not get any special treatment because they are “brothers” They are treated no less than dirt – as we saw in many high profile instances.

            Pandaranayagam

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              Pandaranayagam

              “The oil-rich Arabs enjoy a high quality of life because of the blood and sweat of workers from India, Sri Lanka, the Phillipines and other places that cannot be denied.”

              Yes, this is true. This is pure economics, supply and demand, and Racism. All they have is to do supply their labor and any skills. The peaking order is similar to the peaking order of the Hindu Vellahal Caste pecking order.

              Europeans and American, White skinned, Paid Top Wages

              Saudis, Natives Next

              Europeans and American, non-white skinned

              Other Arabs, Jordanians, Syrians , Iraqis etc.

              Palestinians

              Indians, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines.

              Americans were doing the same to the Chinese and Japanese, in an earlier Era.

              “This unkind attitude is absent in the Christian countries – USA, UK, Germany and the EU, Canada,”

              It is mostly because they are Secular Countries, but Former christian Countries. The Catholics used the kill the Protestants only 500 years ago.

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            Pandaranayagam

            “May be the few, who were brainwashed by the Christian Fundamentalists, who believe that the God of the old Testament, gave Israel, to the Jews by ethnically clensing the Native Populations.”

            Batticoloa Parade…Israelis are Using the Stupid Tamils…

            Religion Is For People Who Don’t Think IDIOTS Ray Hagins

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

            The New Testament? What does Jesus and the Bible Say?

            Things Jesus said that may shock you (A Bible reading)

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4QqaNx0yeI

            Sin ,,, because they do not believe in me…

            Jesus Is Never Coming Back Christians Wake Up The Bible Said So Your Pastor Is Lying To You

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q86Q1p7RO4&ebc=ANyPxKqc3j339aBSMc_U2W-PjlMERaU7jSjrhC1QezdocdJI21N4Jr_-lXsPBdXLCGCf918XcwOnA2RYyYbn1Rv60jIuNv1laQ

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    izzeth

    ” I must emphasize before proceeding further that my view that Tamil anti-Muslim hatred is much greater than that of the Sinhalese”

    you ave yourself given the answer as why that is so by stating

    “5) I have been outspokenly critical of Muslim politicians for having abandoned all moral standards in backing the Sinhalese in every bit of racist idiocy against the Tamils”

    so it is the muslim politicians who have created the rift between the tamils and muslims.They should have been at least neutral at the least,because they should have known as a fellow minority that they would be next.The tamil politicians have taken the opposite approach by condemning in parliament every acts of the bodubalu sena against the muslims.I saw sumanthiran making very eloquent speeches about the unfair acts such as trying to pull out the veil of a muslim woman,while not a peep out of the muslim politicians.The aluthgama riots made sure that your politicians at last realised that they had made a strategic mistake in aligning with the sinhala politicians against the tamils.

    the behaviour of some segments of srilankan society will have some repercussions in the aftermath of the war.Thankfully and most importantly the war is over and some time has to be given(at least minimum 10 years)for the war wounds to heal.This is the aspect which you have missed in your analysis.

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      Shankar – Tamil anti-Muslim hatred is much greater than that of the Sinhalese. I have been outspoken against Muslim politicians who have abandoned all moral standards in backing every bit of Sinhalese racist idiocy against the Tamils.You believe that the second fact of the failure of the Muslim politicians explains the first fact. Surely that cannot be.Tamils should have welcomed me as the only Muslim who spoke out against those Muslim politicians.Instead Tamil hysterical hatred and mad dog rage has been directed against me over a long period. How come?
      I have come to believe that the only plausible explanation is to be found in what I would call “casteist racism”. The Tamils are much, very much, more conscious of caste than the Sinhalese. They have assigned a very low place to the Sonis in the caste hierarchy. Some Tamils find it unbearable that I have gained a certain kind of reputation. So do some Sinhalese, but to a far lesser extent than the Tamils.
      I must add that I have in the past expressed my gratitude to Tamil politicians for having spoken up for the Muslims when the Muslim politicians refused to do so. I did so in writing – the only Muslim to have done so. All the more reason to wonder about the Tamil hysterical hatred and mad dog rage. My present position is that the behavior of those Tamil politicians was noble, that of the Muslim politicians bestial. – IH

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        Izeth Hussain

        “My present position is that the behavior of those Tamil politicians was noble, that of the Muslim politicians bestial. – IH”

        Quite revealing. Thanks.

        “They have assigned a very low place to the Sonis in the caste hierarchy.”

        Amarasiri is confused. What is the Soni caste in the Tamil Caste system?

        Vellahala at Top

        Others…

        Soni..

        Others….

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          Amarasiri – “Soni” is the Tamil term of contempt for the Muslims, the equivalent of the Sinhalese “Thumbiya” but even more contemptuous. As for caste, the position is this. The Tamils hold that the Sri Lankan Muslims are for the most part South Indian Tamils who converted to Islam and married low caste Tamils. Therefore the SL Muslims are really low caste Tamils, with very little Arab blood in them. Read the hysterically abusive contributions of Paul on this subject in CT columns. The intellectual stature of Paul is indicated by the fact that he has written that the Muslims are breeding “like rats” I have in mind an article on this subject. I can promise you that it will be a further pukkah whacking for the Islamophobic Tamil racists. – IH

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            Izeth Hussain

            “Amarasiri – “Soni” is the Tamil term of contempt for the Muslims, the equivalent of the Sinhalese “Thumbiya” but even more contemptuous”

            Thanks. Was wondering about Tamil Racism towards the Muslims and the connection to the Japanese “Soni” Corporation.

            “The Tamils hold that the Sri Lankan Muslims are for the most part South Indian Tamils who converted to Islam and married low caste Tamils. Therefore the SL Muslims are really low caste Tamils, with very little Arab blood in them.”

            Now everything jives. Sri Lankan Tamil racism towards the Sri Lankan Muslims have their roots in the belief by the “upper” caste Tamils (Vellahalas) that the Muslims are mostly low caste Tamils and therefore should be discriminated based on Hindu-Tamil Castism and Racism.

            We again come back to the root cause, the Hindu Castism. The survey of Hindus and Jews being most racist have a lot of support.

            Izeth, one more question. Are the Low cast Tamils as racist as the “high” caste Tamils towards the Muslims? Just curious.

            It appears that both H L D Mahindapala and Izeth Hussein are right on the money, and it has it a nerve on the Tamil Racists, who are dominated by the Vellahalas.

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              Amarasiri – I don’t know whether the low-caste Tamils are as racist towards the Muslims as the Vellala Tamils. My guess is that they are just the same. Possibly the low-caste Tamils are even worse. What is known about caste and racism among the Sinhalese could be instructive. The Govigama is regarded as the top Sinhalese caste. The three low country castes – namely the Karava, Durawa, and Salagama – are believed to be since the late nineteenth century more racist than the Govigama. I must add that I don’t think that these generalisations apply to the up country Tamils. – IH

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                Izeth hussain

                “Amarasiri – I don’t know whether the low-caste Tamils are as racist towards the Muslims as the Vellala Tamils. My guess is that they are just the same. Possibly the low-caste Tamils are even worse.”

                Thanks for the update. Still learning!

                Very interesting differentiation among themselves by the Paras from India, now residing in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

                Para Tamils discriminating on the basis of low caste and being Muslim.

                Para Sinhala discriminating on the basis of low caste and being Muslim.

                Is this what Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, being populated by the Paras from India achieved since independence in 1948?

                So this was the contribution from the “United National Party” and the “Sri Lanka Freedom Party”? What a farce!

                The country is paying the price for not electing LSSP and CP, and electing racists and castists since independence from among the Sinhala and the Tamils, and still continues.

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        izzeth

        “Tamils should have welcomed me as the only Muslim who spoke out against those Muslim politicians”

        how do you know that the tamils on this blog know that.For example now only i know that after you stated so in this article.

        also you mention that it is 6 to 7 guy s who always attck you.So it could be an organisation such as the LTTE or something.LTTE was demolished in the country but is untouched outside the country.They may have just not liked your articles,just as they broke DBS jeyeraj’s head and leg when he wrote that it is better for LTTE to reconcile with karuna than to go after him and force him onto the other side.

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          Shankar – Come come Shankar. It is not only the fact that I spoke out against those Muslim politicians that is relevant. What about all the other details showing that I was beyond dispute one of the most pro-Tamil of all the non-Tamils. That fact was very well known. There may have been good reasons for some Tamils turning against DBSJ. In my case nothing could be discerned to justify the terrible outpouring of hatred and rage that went on for months. The only plausible explanation was the one given by Leelananda: my articles have a quality that enrages the Tamil racists. They don’t enrage the Sinhalese racists in the same way. That fact clearly shows that Tamil anti-Muslim racism is much worse than that of the Sinhalese. – IH

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            izeth

            “That fact clearly shows that Tamil anti-Muslim racism is much worse than that of the Sinhalese. – IH”

            i beg to differ.I think it is the same.When i went to buy a property from a muslim,the tamil lawyer i went to started to say that there must be something wrong with the property because it is a muslim seller and sure enough he found that there was a deed of declaration in the chain of title transfer.he went on lambasting the muslims saying he does not like them because they are always upto these tricks and not to buy from muslims.however iam a non racist and when i phoned him with another muslim man’s property he flatly refused to look at it so i went to a sinhalese.There was a small glitch in that property too,but i think it was not a deliberate cover up,but a genuine mistake by a muslim lawyer when he transferred the property to the current seller.So i did not buy it but was surprised that the sinhalese lawyer too was a anti muslim racist blasting the muslims for being greedy for money etc etc.so the racists are there everywhere izeth,we can’t do much about that except see that we too don’t become racists.We can put soap and clean our body but we can’t soap everyone and clean theirs too though sometimes i don’t mind soaping someone like pamela anderson(when she was young ,not now).

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              shankar and Izeth,

              Summary.

              1. When the Muslim sells the property, and when there is flaw, major or minor, it the Muslim who is the crook both from the Tamil and Sinhala point of view.

              2. When a Muslim tried to sell a property that is perfect, no flaws, then it is the Muslim who is greedy.

              3. When a Muslim tries to buy a property that is perfect, no flaws, and offers below the asking price, then it is the Muslim who is greedy.

              So, a Muslim cannot win against a Racist Tamil or a Racist Sinhala, despite the market forces of supply and demand.

              Welcome to the Land of Native Veddah Aethho occupied by the Paras from India.

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    Dr.Izeth Hussain,

    The opening paragraph in your previous article (which I am unable to access directly today), given below raised the ire of many, including me.

    ” I have come to share the view of the Sinhalese hard-liners that the Tamil ethnic problem cannot be solved through devolution. I now share their view that going beyond 13 A in its presently truncated form – that is by giving police and land powers – will only aggravate the ethnic problem, not solve it. There are two major reasons for this. One is that Tamil racism is worse, very much worse, than Sinhalese racism. That means that giving more devolution will only whet the Tamil appetite for more and more devolution until Eelam is established, or there is a confederal arrangement that amounts to a de facto Eelam. The second reason why I have come to share the view of the Sinhalese hard-liners is the new geopolitical configuration in which India is in rivalry with China.”

    You cannot justify this. Further, many Tamils came to the support of the Muslims in terms of personal opinion and web comments , when they were under the onslaught of the BBS, which was overtly supported by the government.

    I will not comment further on this article, except to say in conclusion, the above words negate everything you may have said or done before in empathy with the plight of the Tamils.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      DR RN,

      IF IH is genuine in his claim that he has a better solution based on western style democracy for Sri Lanka, he would not disparage one community over the other; would he? His insidious stand-point on, from Sinhala perspective, the Tamils are more racists than the Sinhala, is designed to emotionally bully the Sinhala. It has worked on the likes of Amerasiri!

      The fact remains that the Muslims in Sri Lanka by creating a Muslim identity they have distanced themselves from the Sri Lankan identity thus susceptible to influences from outside. i.e. Arabisation! This is totally incompatible with Sri Lanka mainstream cultures. I must stress that the Muslims developed their own culture in keeping with the mainstream culture. But now they seem to move away from that. IH knows this very well. If both the Sinhala and Tamils were to reconcile and form a common Sri Lankan identity, the Muslims will stand out. Hence, IH will do everything possible to keep the Sinhala and Tamils at loggerheads! This is his objective!

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      Looks like, Izeth Hussein is trying to sort out the truth, and some of the Truths are in Conflict with the Worldview of Some Tamils, Muslims, and Politicians of Tamils, Muslims and Sinhala. So, they do ad hominem attacks.

      Read Below, what Izeth Hussein wrote about, Muslim Politicians. Everybody is paying the Price for NOT electing socialists and egalitarians, and giving into to Sinhala racism and Tamil Racism since independence. What is the best way to change the current situation?

      Expose, Expose and Expose.

      Izeth Hussein is doing that, and Amnarasiri is supporting that, as he is trying to pull the truth out, however bitter, it may be.

      Read below what Izeth Hussein Said, about Muslim Politicians. The Tamils took the Muslims for granted, used them as “Tamil Speaking People”, marginalized them, and finally killed them ,and ethnically cleansed them to get heir properties and lands, a war Crime.

      Some Smart “Muslim Politicians” could have said, we thought so. Did anybody say that?

      “5) I have been outspokenly critical of Muslim politicians for having abandoned all moral standards in backing the Sinhalese in every bit of racist idiocy against the Tamils. 6) I have even gone to the extent of suggesting that we should build a mausoleum in honour of the war dead on both sides since, whatever wrongs were committed, both sides fought heroically. And so on. I must add that all along I have been excoriating the Sinhalese power elite over its anti-Muslim racism.”

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        Amarasiri

        To which Muslim community do you belong, Ceylon Moor or Malay? I believe both Izeth Hussein and HLDM belong to the Malay Muslim community. Do you also belong to the Tuan community?

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          Prasad

          “I believe both Izeth Hussein and HLDM belong to the Malay Muslim community.”

          Did you say both are the descendants of mercenaries from various parts of Malaya and Indonesia?

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          Prasad

          “To which Muslim community do you belong,?”

          Aristotelian Averroes Community. The Wahhabies and their Clones hate them, because they give Reason Priority over Revelation, especially of there is support.

          Aristotelianism and Averroism.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotelianism

          Aristotelianism (/ˌærᵻstəˈtiːliənᵻzəm/ arr-i-stə-tee-li-ə-niz-əm) is a tradition of philosophy that takes its defining inspiration from the work of Aristotle. The works of Aristotle were initially defended by the members of the Peripatetic school, and, later on, by the Neoplatonists, who produced many commentaries on Aristotle’s writings. In the Islamic world, the works of Aristotle were translated into Arabic, and under philosophers such as Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, Aristotelianism became a major part of early Islamic philosophy.

          Islamic world

          In the Abbasid Empire, many foreign works were translated into Arabic, large libraries were constructed, and scholars were welcomed. Under the caliphs Harun al-Rashid and his son Al-Ma’mun, the House of Wisdom in Baghdad flourished. Christian scholar Hunayn ibn Ishaq (809–873) was placed in charge of the translation work by the caliph. In his lifetime, Ishaq translated 116 writings, including works by Plato and Aristotle, into Syriac and Arabic. Al-Kindi (801–873) was the first of the Muslim Peripatetic philosophers, and is known for his efforts to introduce Greek and Hellenistic philosophy to the Arab world. He incorporated Aristotelian and Neoplatonist thought into an Islamic philosophical framework. This was an important factor in the introduction and popularization of Greek philosophy in the Muslim intellectual world.

          The philosopher Al-Farabi (872–950) had great influence on science and philosophy for several centuries, and in his time was widely thought second only to Aristotle in knowledge (alluded to by his title of “the Second Teacher”). His work, aimed at synthesis of philosophy and Sufism, paved the way for the work of Avicenna (980–1037). Avicenna was one of the main interpreters of Aristotle.The school of thought he founded became known as Avicennism, which was built on ingredients and conceptual building blocks that are largely Aristotelian and Neoplatonist.

          At the western end of the Mediterranean Sea, during the reign of Al-Hakam II (961 to 976) in Córdoba, a massive translation effort was undertaken, and many books were translated into Arabic. Averroes (1126–1198), who spent much of his life in Cordoba and Seville, was especially distinguished as a commentator of Aristotle. He often wrote two or three different commentaries on the same work, and some 38 commentaries by Averroes on the works of Aristotle have been identified.[10] Although his writings had only marginal impact in Islamic countries, his works would eventually have a huge impact in the Latin West,[10] and would lead to the school of thought known as Averroism.

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          Prasad

          “To which Muslim community do you belong,?”

          Aristotelian Averroes Community. The Wahhabies and their Clones hate them, because they give Reason Priority over Revelation, especially of there is support.

          Kareem Salama – Aristotle and Averroes

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

          Aristotelianism and Averroism.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotelianism

          Aristotelianism (/ˌærᵻstəˈtiːliənᵻzəm/ arr-i-stə-tee-li-ə-niz-əm) is a tradition of philosophy that takes its defining inspiration from the work of Aristotle. The works of Aristotle were initially defended by the members of the Peripatetic school, and, later on, by the Neoplatonists, who produced many commentaries on Aristotle’s writings. In the Islamic world, the works of Aristotle were translated into Arabic, and under philosophers such as Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, Aristotelianism became a major part of early Islamic philosophy.

          Islamic world

          In the Abbasid Empire, many foreign works were translated into Arabic, large libraries were constructed, and scholars were welcomed. Under the caliphs Harun al-Rashid and his son Al-Ma’mun, the House of Wisdom in Baghdad flourished. Christian scholar Hunayn ibn Ishaq (809–873) was placed in charge of the translation work by the caliph. In his lifetime, Ishaq translated 116 writings, including works by Plato and Aristotle, into Syriac and Arabic. Al-Kindi (801–873) was the first of the Muslim Peripatetic philosophers, and is known for his efforts to introduce Greek and Hellenistic philosophy to the Arab world. He incorporated Aristotelian and Neoplatonist thought into an Islamic philosophical framework. This was an important factor in the introduction and popularization of Greek philosophy in the Muslim intellectual world.

          The philosopher Al-Farabi (872–950) had great influence on science and philosophy for several centuries, and in his time was widely thought second only to Aristotle in knowledge (alluded to by his title of “the Second Teacher”). His work, aimed at synthesis of philosophy and Sufism, paved the way for the work of Avicenna (980–1037). Avicenna was one of the main interpreters of Aristotle.The school of thought he founded became known as Avicennism, which was built on ingredients and conceptual building blocks that are largely Aristotelian and Neoplatonist.

          At the western end of the Mediterranean Sea, during the reign of Al-Hakam II (961 to 976) in Córdoba, a massive translation effort was undertaken, and many books were translated into Arabic. Averroes (1126–1198), who spent much of his life in Cordoba and Seville, was especially distinguished as a commentator of Aristotle. He often wrote two or three different commentaries on the same work, and some 38 commentaries by Averroes on the works of Aristotle have been identified.[10] Although his writings had only marginal impact in Islamic countries, his works would eventually have a huge impact in the Latin West,[10] and would lead to the school of thought known as Averroism.

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          Many readers make the mistake Izeth Hussein is a Malay. I believe he is not. He is, as he wrote here earlier, what they claim as Ceylon Moor or Lankan Muslim to be precise.

          Backlash

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            Yes he is Pakistan brand and started life at Mariakadde and went to Catholic School St Joseph. Now he bites even the hand that fed him.
            Wallaa wackabar booom!! that is what they do so take care.

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      “I will not comment further on this article, except to say in conclusion, the above words negate everything you may have said or done before in empathy with the plight of the Tamils. “

      Successive Sinhala Buddhist Pogroms since 1948 directed towards the Tamils, based on the Mahawansa Ideology, have certainly taken a toll in the Tamil psychology and sensitivity towards the emotional issues affecting the Sri Lankan Tamil citizens. It has also affected the Muslims and Christians to s lesser degree, including the state sponsored Pogroms at Aluthgama.

      Izeth Hussein is disclosing and exposing, that facts and analysis as he knows it. Amarasiri and many others are learning as the days go by.

      So, what is the solution?

      To begin with expose, expose and expose.

      Then analyze it and make suggestions, pragmatic solutions.

      That is what Izeth Hussein is doing. What is wrong with that?

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        Amarasiri,

        Are you and Izeth Hussain not one and the same? There is far too much evidence here.

        F.N. Stein

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          F. N. Stein

          “Are you and Izeth Hussain not one and the same? There is far too much evidence here.”

          What is your IQ? One with common sense can guess easily.

          Can you reason? Can you look at a Figure or map and correctly interpret the data of the survey?

          Looks like Daniel Ginsburg cannot. Or, is it his part of his agenda?

          Have you heard about “Kinde Bandapu Chhenu” ? Chinese with knotted hair? Daniel Ginsburg is looking for such characters. He thi nks that he can fool people All the People all the Time.

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            “What is your IQ? One with common sense can guess easily.”

            Amerasiri, now you are behaving like an aristocrat.
            Aristocrats speak general nonsense.
            Common problem is for common people.
            Common Sense is for middle class.

            You are lefty politician/troll.

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              halifax

              Amarasiri is an egalitarian Rationalist Philosopher, Lover of Wisdom, and what flows from it.

              Castists, Racists, Religious nut and other who use Revelation and scriptures, above reason and observations, gets Amarasiri’s attention.

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                You dont need to offer an overdose because it becomes putrid and stagnant.
                We all like everything fresh.
                Variety is the stuff of life.
                Go listen to some music for soul searching- how many follow you??
                You must be economical or its not worth it.

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    It is not that the Tamils, especially those who make comments on the CT articles, many of whom are very balanced, educated people have changed. Then who has change Do? The answer is obvious!
    Sengodanm. M

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    Devolution is not going to happen. Separation, ghettoism and other failed plans too will not last the test of time.

    The ‘friendship’ and cooperation of other powers will wax and wane but Mother India will remain (barring a geological tectonic shift) our closest neighbour. Indians look like us, walk like us, talk like us, what’s not to like? Let us learn to live, work and play with them. Whether we like it or not it is in our best long-term interests to work hard, and smartly, to ensure that the relationship with India remains cordial, enduring and workable.

    Izeth Hussain is right insofar as we do have sizeable groups of Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim racists. That has been an inevitable spin-off following our years of strife. To shame them and tame them would be a key task for any government of national unity.

    The biggest challenge would be to make Sri Lanka strong and unified, and a country fit for all its people to choose where they will live and work without fear of harassment or harm.

    This beautiful land with all its delights deserves a better future built on respect, love and common decency between each and every one of us.

    Poor Mr Hussein plaintively complains about “ a total annihilating hatred” by some Tamils. Well, Mr Hussein, I cannot vouch for the degree of that hatred because I not a Tamil. But I have read your articles for long enough to understand why you may be ‘misunderstood’. Keep writing, there is still the chance that your ‘solidly established reputation as pro-Tamil’ will come shining through to convince your detractors.

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      Spring Koha,
      You say:
      “The ‘friendship’ and cooperation of other powers will wax and wane but Mother India will remain (barring a geological tectonic shift) our closest neighbour. Indians look like us, walk like us, talk like us, what’s not to like? Let us learn to live, work and play with them. Whether we like it or not it is in our best long-term interests to work hard, and smartly, to ensure that the relationship with India remains cordial, enduring and workable. “

      When will our “patriots” see the truth of the above? What we need is a complete economic union with India, not just an ETCA. At least then “professionals” like Anuruddha Padeniya would bugger off somewhwhere else.

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        “a complete economic union with India, not just an ETCA.

        Hello mate please tell me what you mean by complete?
        Single currency, no border controls, laws from New Delhi??

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          Jai_Bolo

          “Hello mate please tell me what you mean by complete? Single currency, no border controls, laws from New Delhi??”

          Anything that gives Old Codger the right to exile professionals like Anuruddha Padeniya away from this land.

          If it works I don’t mind a complete union with Antarctica/Mars/Black-hole/… .

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            Listened to his speeches and I can only confirm that he is a disgrace to genial and talented GP’s of London who are not mere `prescription dispensers`.
            He is a trade union- sicko opportunist I am getting less you are taking more while nations work bottom up in collaboration and both prosper.
            GP’s generally are talented in other branches like IT (dot) net, and specialist in different branches medicine, apart from music art etc.

            Nonis got trashed because idiot doctors think stay at London makes them brilliant.

            India is strong and powerful and men like him won’t fit in peaceful society geared for progress.RBI chief (prof at Chicago) has being saving against all the odds and the Chinese are stunned.
            The financial crisis that Lanka faces will swallow it up.The US dollar will keep rising against all currencies of the world.

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      Spring Koha,

      I broadly agree with what you said.

      Pre Sinhala Only, the situation was exactly how your future aspiration is!

      How would resolve the current language issue? Do you propose to Sinhalalise the total population? Do you propose to replace the Sinhala language with the English language?

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        Languages like Belgium which is an amalgamation of cultures.

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      Spring Koha writes “your (Hussein’s)solidly established reputation as pro-Tamil’ will come shining through to convince your detractors…” That will happen only when pigs learn to fly.

      Nettabomman

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        Its pigs that fly- read animal farm.
        Why is it that Lanka has a Muslim in every government since 48?
        so that they may fly together.

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        Nettabomman writes when “pigs learn to fly”. Earlier he wrote that in Sinhalese areas Muslims have been breeding “like piglets”. These bestial Tamil racists have been asking for whackings. I am duly delivering them. – IH

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          This Izeth Hussain is fastly cracking up. He tells those who engage his nonsense he will “punish” them or “whack” them. The truth is he is getting hammered by many and he dare not accept this. HLDM tore him to pieces. Backlash almost weekly. What, pray, is wrong with the adamant old fool?

          I was in Europe and North America a few weeks ago and notice those of the Islamic faith from many countries are enthusiastically eating Ham, Hamburgers, Bacon and many products from pigs. This prejudice against pig meat is believed to have begun in medieval Middle East during a breakout of Swine Flu that had caused thousands of deaths over a period. Most people then were illiterate. The educated priests could not convince them to keep off the meat except to declare eating pig meat is against God. And so it stays – in many countries. There are many elitist Muslims in Colombo who eat Ham, Bacon etc., Perhaps old Hussain too, who I understand is or was married to a Burgher. Absolutely nothing wrong there.

          Nettabomman

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Tamil Racism & 13 A – Part II

    1. “Separation can take place only if the Sinhalese side is unable to prevent it, because of defeat in war or intervention by a foreign power or for some other reason. I never had a reply to that argument, obviously because at the theoretical level that argument is unassailable. But what about the practical level? The ground realities can change in such a way that what is valid at the theoretical level can become invalid at the practical level. That indeed, I must acknowledge, has happened to my argument.”

    Interesting analysis and thoughts.

    We have 4 Variables here.

    1. Sinhala
    2. Tamil
    3. Buddhism
    4, Hinduism.

    This was the case almost exclusively from about 2,500 years ago to until independence. The Christian and Muslim components were distractions, but the Christian component was a real threat with catholic action, Christian action etc. the minor problem is Wahhabism is more recent.

    The new geopolitical configuration of Sino-Indian rivalry in South Asia and the Indian Ocean, are new Variables to this equation.

    Amarasiri recommends that readers read or watch the movie Gone With the Wind.

    2. “It was not surprising therefore that, in keeping with my solidly established reputation as pro-Tamil, I started receiving encomiums from Tamils soon after my articles were published in the CT, including one from Fr. S.J. Emmanuel of the Global Tamil Forum. A Tamil expatriate paper in Canada published one of my articles in Tamil translation. A Muslim friend of mine told me recently that enthusiastic Tamil responses to my articles were far more than that. But suddenly my articles were subjected to attack. It was not a case of this or that article being criticised over errors of fact or judgment. Every single article was subjected to scornful withering attacks by around seven to ten persons. I noticed that practically all of them were by writers using nom de plumes that declared a Tamil identity. I asked why there was so much hatred in those attacks, considering that my articles were not polemical and most certainly not anti-Tamil in any way. I used the phrase “ a total annihilating hatred”, which was not excessive as some of the attacks showed hatred of a genocidal order – I had in mid the mass expulsion of Muslims from the North. The attacks went on week after week for several months and suddenly stopped, possibly because the objective behind those concerted attacks could not be accomplished: it was to stop me being published. A Tamil declared that since an article of mine had been subjected to near total demolition, it was time for the Island to stop publishing me. Since then quite a few Tamils have indicated that they are in agony of mind over the fact that both the Island and the Colombo Telegraph have continued to publish me”

    Amarasiri noticed this as well, and wondered whether those Commentators were idiots. Then came an atricle by a Tamil comparing the Onion Prices in Jaffna to the IQ of the Tamils.

    It was clear then. Some Tamils were idiots, when they critically commented on items that were clearly not relevant.

    You should be able to find onions and onion prices in Jaffna, along with many Vellahalas.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

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    Does this Mr.Izeth find it that hard to realise the nature of tamil racists? actually majority of tamils are like that.

    If Mr.Izeth has a need to be pampered by Tamils follow the following steps.

    1. Bash Sinhala
    2. Bash Sinhala Buddhists
    3. Praise LTTE and its god fathers like Chelva, Sundaralingam
    4. Bash Sinhala
    5. Call SL’s just war a genocide
    6. Say Sinhalese and Muslims are actually Tamil
    7. Bash Mahavamsa

    These are some of the time tested methods to win Tamil love, if Izeth yearns for that.

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      Excellent points.
      All used by Tamil racists and their apologists.
      the other major factor is anyone who stands up for rights of Sinhalese or Buddhists are automatically branded racists forgetting the extreme racist, intolerant, Tamil supremacist views. The tolerance, kindness and good hospitality of Sinhalese and Buddhists has been taken for a weakness to trample upon and give rise to exorbitant demands. The old timer Tamils are living in the past of privileges granted to them by colonials and they have brainwashed the the younger generations to think they are Superior. Presently the Sinhalese and Muslims are more aware of this Tamil cunning.

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        This is what the Nazis also said about the Jews, about how the cunning Jews used to privileges did not appreciate the Aryan German tolerance and kindness.
        Sinhalese are tolerant! The Sinhalese are racist to the core and the Muslims are cunning and backstabbing and do not want peace in the island and genuine reconciliation as they will the biggest losers, their fake Arab, immigrant largely low caste converted immigrant Dravidian community from Tamil Nadu, that has created an artificial ethnicity from the rest of the Tamils based on religion (sic when did a religion become an ethnicity any where else in the world, ecpecially major world religion that whose adherents belong to many races ethnicities and languages) has gained the most on the marginalisation of the island’s indigenous and Indian origin Tamils.
        Tolerance and kindness of the Sinhalese and the Muslims. Most probably you do not know the meaning of tolerance and kindness. Go and get a dictionary and learn the real meaning of these words. What do you call tolerance and kindness? Killing raping looting ethnic cleansing committing genocide and war crimes on Tamils since independence? Deliberately murdering more than 300000 of them in the past 30 years, making one million Indian origin Tamils who have lived in the island for around 200 years stateless and forcibly deporting them to India, when ironically the ancestors of around 60% of the present day Sinhalese and 99% of the Muslims had arrived in the island only a few centuries ago from the very same Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala. Making more than a million indigenous Eelam Tamils refuges within the island and outside the island and then stealing their land to illegally settle Sinhalese and Muslims.?
        Tamils are not making any exorbitant demands what they are asking for is their just rights in their own land not in your land or in the Sinhalese land. This may seem exorbitant for you as you are a racist and want the Tamils to be third rates in their own land. So any just rights for the Tamils is exorbitant for you just like any just rights for the blacks was exorbitant for white racists. Tamils belong to the land but all Muslims in this land are not both the Malay and the fake Arab low caste converted immigrant Dravidian Indian Tamil variety like you. One like this writer Izeth belongs to Java and the other like you belong to Tamil Nadu in India. Who the hell are you and him to comment and write about the rights and self determination of the indigenous Eelam Tamils from the north and east of the country who have lived there for more than 2000 years and owned and ruled their land, when both you belong to communities that have recently migrated and have no history or claim to this land other than conniving with the Sinhalese to steal Tamil lands, especially in the east to create a new Salafist Islamic haven.
        A people who backstab and deny their real heritage and claim a fake Arab origin and then create an artificial ethnic identity solely based on their religion and nothing else, that other Muslims in the world like the Turks, Persians, Kurds, Albanians, Africans, Chinese, Malays and even the Muslim Tamils in India have not done, thinking that this will be more acceptable to the majority Sinhalese who historically hate the Tamils and more advantageous for their immigrant Dravidian community from Tamil Nadu can never be trusted. Not only have they denied their real Tamil Hindu origins and instead of being neutral, since independence have overtly and covertly supported the Sinhalese from the word go, to destroy the Tamil language and culture and to kill murder loot and ethnically cleanse Tamil lands and steal their lands, especially in the east, where they a few centuries ago they came running seeking refugee from the eastern Tamils fleeing Portuguese and then Sinhalese repression. A people like this can never be trusted. Other Muslims are proud of their religion but are also equally proud of their heritage language and ethnicity and do not claim fake Arab origins and get brain washed and take part in the destruction of their own language culture and ethnicity just for a few crumbs that fall from the majority community’s table, like these Muslims in Sri Lanka do.
        We all know the part played by many Malay members of the army in the killing raping and large scale ethnic cleansing of Tamils in the north and east, especially in the east. The same community that this author belongs too. Say no more

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          Cool story, bro :D

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          You’re generalising too much!

          Throughout you are writing as though ALL Sinhalese, and ALL Muslims (how often do people have to be told that “Muslim” doesn’t denote an ethnic group?) are against the “Tamils”.

          The attitudes displayed in your own post on “April 3, 2016 at 6:44 am” are so much superior to these outpourings.

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        The Sinhalese and SL Tamils are like husband and wife, today they fight but tomorrow they may get together and the day they get together, people like Izeth Hussain will have no place to run.

        The problem with the SL Muslims is they flip their hat wherever they can make some profit. Both Sinhalese and Tamils know that well. That is why they formed the BBS.The reason why the LTTE evacuated them out of Jaffna was because they were taking bribe from the Sinhala army to spy for them. In SL, we can trust the Sinhalese to a certain extend but not the Muslims who are famously (historically) known as thoppi thruppi (hat flippers). They flip their hats in the direction that suits them.

        They have a secret agenda, a 3 point plan. First, take over the country’s business and trade into their hands (economy), second, breed like rabbits to increase their population with the hope of becoming the majority of the country in the future, and thirdly, get themselves educated. Already they have succeeded to a certain extent.

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          Prasad says “with the hope of becoming the majority of the country in the future” This is what happened in the Maldives and now in the Batticaloa District. In Indonesia and present Malaysia there was a sizeable Hindu population and culture. With the coming of the intolerant and exclusive Islam both cultures gradually vanished there. That can well be the fate of many cultures and societies like what we see happening today in Brussels, Belgium where Muslims – in a brief time frame of 35 years – are now nearly half of the local Brussels population. They have made Brussels ungovernable. That was the gift the people of Belgium received for receiving Arab Muslims giving them, jobs and a more than comfortable and safe home. That is France’s worry too. And of Germany, Holland and many other European countries.

          Nettabomman

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            Nettabomman

            The increasing Muslim population should not alarm you whereas the Arabisation of Muslims through back door should.

            The other important aspect of this process of Arabisation is that Muslim loyalty to their respective country is called into question.

            Are they loyal to the country they live in or the imagined Caliphate, kingdom of god?

            Note the Muslims world over increasingly believe the political borders should not bind them, by adhering to Islamic faith and a belief in Caliphate should be the basis of Muslim identity.

            It seems the Muslims are falling for it.

            Their dress code in this country is changing, changing very fast, their local identity (evolved over centuries) is being replaced by Arab culture and practices.

            Some Sri Lankan Muslims long to replace whatever we call as culture by Arab Medieval Middle East barbarism.

            Whom do the Muslims support during a cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan? Muslims don’t seem to support Bangladesh.

            Why?

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              Native Vedda

              “Whom do the Muslims support during a cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan? Muslims don’t seem to support Bangladesh. Why?”

              Interesting question. Why Pakistan, not BanglaDesh? Racism?

              However, this is Not true for All Sri Lankan Muslims. Many want Sri Lanka to win, whatever country they play against. Could they be Pakistani drug dealers associates?

              Actually, genetically Sri Lankans, including Sri Lankan Muslims are generally genetically similar to Bangla Desh People.

              Is it the general ignorance of the Muslims. Is it because, Sri Lankans in general do not like Indians, they support Pakistan, India’s main rival? is it the Kashmiri issue?

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          Prasad, what you say about the three communities in Sri Lanka (and essentially there ARE only three communities) is very true. However, Izeth himself is a good man.

          Basically, the good men (straddling ALL THREE communities) must unite and chase out those who are bad! We have to unite. Please take a quick look here (you will not only get to know my real name, but also you will understand that there are other types of evil than are obvious to you):

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/belief-in-the-worth-of-teachers-at-s-thomas-colleges/

          That’s the first ever article that I put on, and I dare not put another on unless I don’t mind becoming an absolute joke.

          Izeth, I now address you. I took a good deal of trouble to find out your contact details and I visited your home. So we are friends. I can’t help feeling that you should desist from attacking a whole group of people. It is individuals who are bad. And none of us is perfectly good. So, even when “attacking” an individual be polite and persuasive, rather than aggressive.

          To all those reading this, I say, we need intelligent comments, and at this moment I need them desperately because my article can no longer be spotted on the home page. One has to go through archives, or use similar means. So, please understand that comments are extremely valuable – for reasons that are not always the same.

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            Sinhala Man – thanks for your views. I know you mean well. Clarifications are in order. I have never attacked a whole people – only the Tamil racists who are a minority of the Tamil people. I have never initiated attacks against anyone, only responded to them.I have adjusted my language to the kind of language used against me. /// Part of the reason why I respond to some attacks is that I want to help in establishing standards of serious dialogue, for which there is a crying need in Sri Lanka. – IH

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            Sinhala_Man

            “and I dare not put another on unless I don’t mind becoming an absolute joke. “
            I read all and inclusive- forgive them but never forget.

            They have their agenda for something new and the need is for balance- order comes from top and others follow- very English in application.

            I am not from your occupation and neither am i a christian sinhalese tamil etc but just someone like my school friend who has gone through similar from school days.

            At a professional level the bishop (one before him and which one I tell no one details)When I had completed what i was commissioned he came upto me asked me for a ciggi I gave him one, then he said I too voted against you as we all (power committee of 12) did because we did not know you. It always happens and I always win when it happens. Do you like it and tears rolled down his eyes.Even top gov servants asked who did that but I had a pseudo name and was never interested in the politicians or civil servants.
            So kindly forgive but never forget that it was not meant for you and be happy.

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      sach

      “These are some of the time tested methods to win Tamil love, if Izeth yearns for that.”

      Thanks. Quite revealing. Still learning Vellahala behavior.

      Given the behavior of the Vellahala Tamils, what H L D Mahindapala was writing about, they are not for Egalitarianism and Democracy. They are for the Castism and Racism, ingrained in Hinduism, which allow for the upper Caste” Tamils to discriminate all the others including the Low Caste Tamils. Disgusting culture. The Last hope they had for cleaning up Cast-ism and Racism was despite all his flaws, ethnic clensing of Muslims and many Sinhala, was Maha Mootal Velupilai Prabakan.

      Interesting 7 “known” methods.

      Looks like the bashing of the Iblis, Devil, Satan following Wahhabies by Izeth Hussein is insufficient to neutralize the Tamil Castists and Racists from the 7 known methods above.

      The distribution of Onion prices and IQ in Jaffna? You should be able to find onions and onion prices in Jaffna, along with many Vellahalas.

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    I think the ones who are exhibiting rabid racist tendencies towards Mr.Izeth Hussain should not be classified as Tamils, Sinhala or Christian or Muslim. For non of these communities are monolithic bodies. However the racists are the separatists and their backers in the West, mainly composed of Zionists and the born again Christians aka Neocons. The racists have no religion. They are obscurantist bigots subscribing to the agenda of the Zionists and Neocons and their trusted allies in the Arab world, especially the Saudi/Wahhabis.

    Going thro’ the posts of Mr.Izeth Hussain one finds that a proper definition of his detractors should be named as Zionists Tamils or Sinhalese/or Anglo-Wahhabi Muslims.

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      Habeeb Mohamed

      “I think the ones who are exhibiting rabid racist tendencies towards Mr.Izeth Hussain should not be classified as Tamils, Sinhala or Christian or Muslim. For non of these communities are monolithic bodies. However the racists are the separatists and their backers in the West, mainly composed of Zionists and the born again Christians aka Neocons. “

      Bravo!. You hit the nail on the head. Know your Enemy!

      “However the racists are the separatists and their backers in the West, mainly composed of Zionists and the born again Christians aka Neocons. “”

      Given below is support and further information on Islamophobia.

      See how the Islamophonbes Twist the Data to put forward their Anti Muslim Agenda.

      MUSLIM COUNTRIES ARE THE MOST RACIST IN THE WORLD

      While most Western countries surveyed are not racist, most Muslim countries surveyed are very racist. May 19, 2013

      http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/189837/muslim-countries-are-most-racist-world-daniel-greenfield

      The unsurprising reality is the exact opposite. Asian and Middle Eastern countries are among the most racist. The top TWO racist countries are 1. India 85% Hindus, 13% Muslims 2. Israel, 70% Jews, 30% Muslims and Christians

      Who is this Daniel Greenfield? Islamophobe et. al.

      http://www.frontpagemag.com/author/daniel-greenfield

      Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

      Who are these Neocons and Islamophobes? Identify the enemy Devise ways to defeat him

      http://www.davidhorowitzfreedomcenter.org/school-for-political-warfare/

      The fact is that, from the Figure, India with 85% Hindus and Israel with 75% Jew are the Most Racist. Pakistan and Mexico are about the same.

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    Are the improbabilities of the possibilities of a separate State by the Tamils as expressed by Hussein a consequence of the disagreements expressed by Tamil critics in the Colombo Telegraph? If so it is a great pity. Bensen

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    jamal

    “give rise to exorbitant demands.”

    if the tamils say put the country back to what it was before the colonial powers invaded,would you consider that an exorbitant demand?If so the the independence day that the sinhalese celebrate is also an exorbitant demand given into by the british to them woudn’t it?by asking for the jaffna kingdom that the tamils had for 400 years the tamils also then can celebrate independence in the north.

    so now if the tamils ask in lieu of putting back the to the way it was before colonisation give us devolution to the north and east,then is that an exorbitant demand?

    now what about the muslims,why don’t you also ask to put it back to what it was before colonialism.What will you get?Same as what you have now isn’t it or even worse,but still you are asking for muslim enclaves in the east etc.Aren’t those exorbitant demands,because your history here does not warrant any seperate demands for your community to be given.You never had a kingdom here.

    In india it was a different story.For more than 500 years muslims ruled india.So they had a right to their own land and jinnah got it for them.Do you think that jinnah when he asked for pakistan made an exorbitant demand?

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      if the tamils say put the country back to what it was before the colonial powers invaded,would you consider that an exorbitant demand?//

      East was under Kandyan kingdom
      Sankilis have been defeated to Portugese and Dutch had power before the Brits
      The indian origin tamils will have to return with indian origin Muslims…

      Sounds like a fair deal for the sinhalese

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        sachoooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

        “East was under Kandyan kingdom”

        Since when?

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          native

          east was under king senerat and he allowed the muslims to settle there when they were persecuted by the portuguese.he also welcomed the portueguese viceroy at the trinco malee harbour.Only a small part of the east maybe about 10% was part of the jaffna kingdom and a small part of the coastal puttalam where the pearl fishing was taking place.

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            shankar

            Let sachoooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II respond to my question.

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              native,we want something that only belongs to us,not someone else.

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          Since Wimaladharmasuriya I established it

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            sachoooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

            “Since Wimaladharmasuriya I established it”

            When exactly?

            What is the difference between you and a knife?

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        sach

        good points you made except one mistake.Portuguese were also a colonial power.Brazil has got independence from them.So all over the world everyone has got their independence from the colonial powers except the tamils in srilanka.You can keep the east,but are you saying it is a good deal for the sinhalese to give the north away?

        The indian tamils can be given two choices,to become indian citizens or become citizens of the north.Those who want to migrate to the north can be absorbed into agriculture and the armed forces of the tamils.Probably the tea plantations can continue with imported contract labour from india and bangladesh.You can again become competitive again without all the thondaman unions.Young indian tamils don’t want to be estate workers anyway.I think a good deal for both tamils and sinhalese here.

        But what about that north.Are you willing to give up the palk strait?

        isn’t it better to just give devolution without being cussard and avoid all the danger again to the sinhalese with men and material being ferried across the palk strait with ease by the srilankan tamils.

        The key to the future security of the sinhalese is the palk strait.The east is not important for the tamils,but the palk starit is,because the east can be always be taken away from the sinhalese one day.

        as for the indian origin muslims returning to india which you mention,yes it will be a good deal for you because koran forbids birth control,but that does not concern us.i can just imagine them saying thank you for your hospitality and going.Welcome ISIS,roll the red carpet for them if you want to and we will from north watch the fun.

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          Sinhalese know how to handle their security. The north the british got from the Dutch. The sankilis were defeated by the Portugese.

          You can refer the Dutch archives if you want to know about enforced migration by the Dutch

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            the portugese were in control of only the coastal areas of the north.When the dutch kicked the portugese they tried to go inland further but were met with stiff resistance by the vanni chieftains who fought them for years.However by bringing in a lot of cannon they were eventually able to overpower them.Then the british wrested control from them.Only the kandyan kingdom was still free when the british took control.The kotte kingdom and the jaffna kingdom had lost their independence at that time.So if we say to the international community to put srilanka back to what it was when the british invaded the country,then only the kandyan kingdom should get independence.You have to have your independence day parade in kandy,not colombo which the portugese had taken from bhuvenekabahu,the king of kotte even before fighting with sankili.Anyway what is the difference between british,duth or portugese,all are colonial european powers that invaded.

            we had three distinct kingdoms here before colonialism and you sinhalese are quite happy to amalgamate two of them and celebrate independence.

            The third one is not happy.If the agitation by the tamils keep on continuing and the international community realises the injustice of it all and forces a referendum in the north and it becomes like east timor,then are you saying that it is a good deal for the sinhalese?

            If the tamils opt for devolution and and peacefully live within one country srilanka as the in tamilnadu with india,then is it a good deal for the sinhalese?

            Which is a better deal for the sinhalese,an independent north or a autonomous north and east without any merger?

            By the time you start to think in that fashion it might be too late.

            Delaying devolution is precipitating independence for the tamils.

            devolution and seperation are inverse to each other as shown in india.

            Many sinhalese make the mistake of thinking they are both converse.

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          what u dont understand is indian origin muslims are tamil speakers. Either they go to India or be with you..sinhala speakers have nothing with them

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            such,

            If you really want to see a downright racist, please stand in front of a mirror and see your reflection!

            Time for you to face the facts; Sri Lanka is a multicultural country with three languages. In the future, governance will be shared. It is time for you to introspect and put a lid on your racist outbursts!

            You pretended that you were against MR during the presidential election; you thought MR would not lose! As soon as MS was elected you changed your tune because you know that the new administration is about justice to all and it is a matter of time. You became frantically vociferous in anti-minority utterances! If you cannot resolve your inner turmoil, you need to seek medical help!

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              Yeah i m a racist …..can only Tamil be racist? Should only Tamils be given the right to be racist ……when dealing with racist tribal tamils , one has to be a racist …As i said once i used to believe federal is good and sinhala politicians are to be blamed ..but the more I interact with Tamils like you and more I learn about SL issue i learn …..this is nothing but pure tamil tribalism…

              I have always spoken for a multiethnic SL and great supporter of 13A…..but i dont bow down racist tamil tribalism

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                sach
                “Yeah i m a racist”

                Because lust drew you to a stupid school which you praise.
                You are uncivilized.
                Reasonableness is the ingredient- the difference between man and animal

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            booby sach,

            But the presidents recent statement(2 days ago at ampara) to the Sinhala people please keep the tamils happy or we sinhalese can never have happiness.

            sinhala buddhist are feeling the pain of their own making- salli no, malli no,
            no one know even the UN monkey moon says no wait i cannot commit a visit.

            Bad moon rising- tell us where you live sach for we can rescue you.

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            sach

            your governemnt itself has classified them as ceylon moors.Why are you trying to now lump them with us just because they are tamil speaking?

            You can have them.we are generous community and believe in giving.

            the reason they speak tamil is because the koran was translated into tamil in tamilnadu.If you had translated the koran into sinhalese then they all would have become sinhalese speakers.How can they read the koran to maintain their faith when the schools are only sinhala mediem and tamil mediem and no arabic as a subject even.

            they are a distinct race of people who came from arabia as traders and settled in the coastal srilanka and malabar,coramandel and married local women and were able to maintain their faith as the tamils of tamilnadu got the koran translated in tamil for them which shows what a magnanimous community the tamils are.Tmils had a malayalee MGR whom they will self immolate for,also nambiar my favorite tamil actor next to MGR,both malayalees from kerala,rajinikanth is a andra pradesh guy,so many like that.You have to be only good to the tamils and they never forget that,but not when you treat them the way you people do.

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        The so called Sinhala history scholars will never fail to say that the East was under the Kandyan Kingdom.
        It is true that some parts of the Eastern province came under the Kandyan Kingdom from time to time but it makes no difference to the Tamil position in regard to the inhabitancy of the Eastern province. The Tamils would have had and yet have no objection what so ever to the benevolent and accommodating rule of the kandyan kings whether they were Kalinga or Nayakkar, and see no inconsistency in the Tamil claim to the Eastern province even under the Kandyan rule.
        These kings were ethnically Tamils from India. This means it is the Tamils who should claim the Kandyan provinces as theirs as these were ultimately ruled by ethnic Tamil speaking Nayakars from Madurai and Thanjavur Tamil Nadu and most of the so called Kandyan Radalas and aristocracy are of Tamil Pandian and Nayakar descent. The Kandyan convention was also largely signed in Tamil. The court languages of the Kandyan kingdom was Sinhalese and Tamils and not just Sinhalese as the Sinhalese falsely state. The Kandyan kingdom was Tamil as much as Sinhalese.The dignitaries who placed their signature to the convention only in Tamil were Ehelepola, Pilimatalawe second Adigar and Dissawe of Sabergamuwa, Pilimatalawe Dissawe of the four Korales and Ratwatte Dissawe of Matale. It is seen that Ratwatte Dissawe of Matale has signed as RAVATHAI` in Tamil in 1815 AD.If the Ratwatte of today claim ancestry to the `RAVATHAI` the change is due to political expediency to a Sinhala phonetic Ratwatte.
        It is an accepted historical fact that the language of the court of Kandy was Tamil. But it is intriguing to note that even after the King was deposed they chose to subscribe their signature in Tamil as they were Tamil and their It is rather intriguing to note at page 392 of Pundit Dr.NANDASENA WIJESEKERA`s book, `The Sinhalese` the following is recorded.
        The Tamil Chola TIGER flag represented the WELLASSEY DISSAWE and also HATH KORALE`. It is not a coincidence that the districts of Welassey and Hath Korales flew the `Tiger` flag as the residents were Tamils and owed their allegiance to their original home of the Cholas of South India.
        The fact that Tamils lived in the said districts cannot be disputed. No Sinhalese will ever dare fly the Tiger Flag, unless he is a Tamil. The residents of `Wellassey` and `Hath Korales` flew the Tamil Chola Tiger flag during the reign of the Tamil King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1815 AD, were undoubtedly Tamils.
        Since 1815 due to political expediency and compulsion of successive Sinhala governments by draconian laws, these Tamils adopted the Sinhala language. This pattern was seen in the west coast of the island from Puttalam right down to the southern extremity of the country. A search in the land registry of these districts would reveal that the title deeds have been written in Tamil. This goes to prove that the ancestry was Tamil.
        I have never come across a Sinhala person or family that claimed an Eastern province habitant or origin. If you speak to the Sinhalese living in the Eastern province, each one of them will say that their grandfather or great grandfather is from the South where as there are any number of Tamils who hail from the East and proudly proclaim their habitant.
        When the Europeans (Portuguese, Dutch and British) arrived, what all of them clearly observed was there were two different Nations (Sinhalese and Tamils) having two different languages, religions, cultures, and living in two well defined and clearly and naturally demarcated (thick jungles, lakes, river, etc.) land areas with their own kingdoms within their traditional lands. The Tamils lived as a majority within their separate land area (North & East) and the Sinhalese also lived as a majority within their land area (South & West). The British, on seeing the naturally existing borders of the two ethnic groups used their technology to demarcate them as two separate regions (occupied by two separate races) and created the maps for the first time somewhere in the 1800s. Unfortunately, the same British later united the two regions into a unitary state and gave it to one ethnic group (Sinhalese) by creating a single majority and making a total mess in the region.
        Now, let us see the assumptions these Colonial gentlemen made due to their lack of knowledge of the region and the people of Sri Lanka.
        In the year 1498, Vasco De Gama’s landing in Malabar (Kerala) marked the beginning of the era of foreign Intervention in the region. The Dutch preceded the Portuguese, and then the British East INDIA Company had been on the Malabar Coast since 1684. It was from Malabar that the Portuguese came to Sri Lanka. They found two different ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka in two different land areas, the one living closer to the Malabar/Coramandal coast had a similar language, religion and culture to the Malabar. Without any hesitation, they called them Malabar even though there was a Tamil King and the people spoke Tamil when they arrived. The Dutch who preceded them continued to call them Malabar and the British also called them Malabar but later when they realized that it was a mistaken identity, that they were not Malabar but Tamils, they corrected it. Similarly, due to Buddhism and the Buddhist culture, they also called the Sinhalese as the descendants of the Siamese people.
        In fact it was the Europeans who first misinterpreted the Mahavamsa and believed that the Sinhalese were Aryans and labelled the early Prakrit language as Sinhala. Today, due to the latest scientific discoveries in the fields of archaeological, epigraphical and anthropological research, the modern historians such as Prof. Leslie Gunawardane, (professor in history and a former Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya) and many other qualified historians do not accept that the Sinhala language or the Sinhala race existed during the early historic period.
        There is enough archaeological evidence to prove that the Tamils have also lived outside the North & East (even in down South) but there is NO evidence what so ever to prove that the Sinhalese lived in the North & East. The census of Ceylon conducted in 1881 also indicates that the two Tamil provinces were inhabited almost exclusively by Tamils in the late nineteenth century (Census of Ceylon, 1881). The Sinhalese population constituted only 1.8% of the total population of the two Tamil provinces in 1881; Sinhalese accounted for only 0.51% of the total population of the Northern Province, and 4.2% of the Eastern Province.
        In the recorded history of Sri Lanka and the epigraphic evidence found till today, nowhere it mentioned that there was a mass influx/settlement of Tamils from South India to the North & East of Sri Lanka or there was a mass exodus of Sinhalese from the North and East to the South. In other words, that all the Sinhalese living in the North & East simply pack their bags and went to the South leaving all their lands to the newly arrived Tamils without any protest? Most of the Sinhalese have their ancestral native place name also as a part of their name, known as Vasagama. Is there any Sinhalese person from any part of Sri Lanka who can come out and say that his Vasagama is a name from any part of North or East? Even those Sinhalese who are living in the North and East today were colonized after 1948 by DS Senanayake. .
        Until the Bhrami script was introduced to South India Sri Lanka Region (SISL), no writings or inscriptions was found available and therefore we do not know much about the history of the very ancient people of Sri Lanka (beyond 3rd century BC). Long before the Pali chronicles were written, the ancient 2nd century BC Bhrami stone inscriptions found in Sri Lanka mentions the word Dameda (Damela). The earliest inscriptions and also the early Pali chronicles attest to the presence of the Tamils (Demedas/Damilas) in the Early Historic Period. In fact, Dameda (Damela) is the most mentioned ethnic group in the epigraphy of Ceylon, with mention in five cave inscriptions. These inscriptions refer to the Tamil Vishaka (merchant), the Tamil householder Samana (residing) and a Tamil navika (or sailor). These inscriptions are further corroborated by a reference in the Mahavamsa which contains the expression “Damila Assandviks” i.e. those (Tamils) who brought horses in water-craft, horse merchants. For example, the Mahavamsa says the Damila rulers Sena & Guttika were sons of a horse merchant. Both Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa neither says Sena & Guttika were invaders (came from outside) nor from South India. They were Damilas and natives of Sri Lanka, sons of a horse merchant. There were Nagas and Damelas (Cholas, Pandyans and Chera) in South India and Sri Lanka (SISL region) even before 2nd century BC as per Samgam literature but unfortunately there is no written inscriptions till 2nd century BC. During the ancient period the Nagas ( A Dravidian people who adopted Tamil as their mother tongue) and Damelas (Tamils) living in both South India and Sri Lanka (Nagapuram, Nagarkovil, Nargapattinum, Nagadivpa, etc) were considered as the natives, the ancient inhabitants of the region. During the Early Historical Period, South India and Sri Lanka were not considered as two different countries. The Nagas ( a Tamil speaking Dravidian people who later were assimilated into the Tamil identity)and Damelas not only occupied both South India and Sri Lanka but they were also moving back and forth between Sri Lanka and South India and also they had a shared interest in Buddhism. According to Prof. Deraniyagala, the excavations in both Sri Lanka and South India revels that, not only the Flora and Fauna but many other manmade structures, burials, Brami inscriptions, etc. were all identical and he says, there were frequent people movement during the ancient period.
        According to the Mahavamsa, the Naga King Dutugemunu had to conquer not just one Tamil king (Elara) but 32 Tamil Chieftains around the Anuradhapura principality alone. He also killed around sixty thousand Tamils in the war. How could there be 32 Tamil chieftains in the area of Anuradhapura alone, if there were no Tamils or Tamil settlements? Similarly, King Valgambha had to fight seven Pandian chieftains to reassume sovereignty at Anuradhapura. If you read the book written by Robert Knox, when he escaped from prison, he had to go through several places and when he came to Anuradhapura, he says it was fully occupied by Tamils (NOT Sinhalese). That means even recently, during the 17th CAD (colonial period) Anuradhapura was inhabited by Tamils. Many Tamil place names in Anuradhapura even today revels the above fact.On the other hand, not a single stone inscription, cave writings, structures, or anything else (artifacts) found in Sri Lanka during the ancient period says anything about Hela/Sihala/Sinhala. There was NO such race/tribe/nation called Sinhala/Hela during that Early Historic Period. When Buddhism was under attack in the Tamil country, in order to protect Buddhism in Sri Lanka, the Mahavihara monks assimilated all the Buddhists of Sri Lanka belonging to several different tribes (Naga, Damila, etc) into one group and called them Sihala. The word Sinhala/Hela first appeared in the Pali chronicles only in the 4th century AD and that also ONLY twice in the beginning chapters of the entire Deepavamsa/Mahavamsa. The first few chapters of the Pali chronicles are nothing but fiction created by its author. Prince Vijay, Sinhabahu, Kuweni and the Lion story was a creation of the Mahavamsa author, there is no evidence for their existence. The events that took place in India against Buddhism during that period prompted the Mahavihara monks in Sri Lanka to come up with a plan/strategy to protect Buddhism. Due to their strong devotion to Buddhism and desire to consolidate and protect this religion in Sri Lanka they decided to write the Pali chronicles Deepavamsa/Mahavamsa making Sri Lanka a Dammadeepa (chosen land of Buddha where Buddhism will prevail for 5000 years) and creating the Sinhala race by assimilating all the Buddhists from different tribes/ethnic groups into one race and making them the sustainers of Buddhism (Gouthama Buddha’s chosen people) to protect Buddhism in Sri Lanka for 5000 years until the next Maithriya Buddha arrive. It is the mahavihara monks who assimilated all the Buddhists from many different tribes together and called them Sihala (followers of Mythical Vijaya). There is NO historical evidence what so ever to prove Vijaya’s arrival with 700 men or to say there were Sinhalese during the Early Historic period. To date, no archaeological evidence has been found to prove ‘Sihala’ existed or anything about Vijaya’s arrival. The terms ‘Sinhale’, ‘Hela’, ‘Sinhaladvipa, etc appeared very much later. Not a single stone inscription, cave writings or any other artifacts found during the ancient period say anything about Sihala. Not a single ancient king of Anuradapura/Polonnaruwa kingdom claimed that he is a Sinhala or Arya. None of the ancient Sri Lankan Kings or their kingdom was known as Sinhala. The Naga kings Devanampiya Tissa and Dutugemunu were NEVER known as Sinhala (there is no evidence what so ever) and due to ignorance the present day Sinhalese are talking about a non-existent ancient Sinhala heritage. The ancient Buddhist heritage built by the Naga/Damila belongs to both Tamils and Sinhalese. The ancient Buddhist remains in the North East are the remnants left by the Tamil Buddhists and not anybody else. They are part of the Tamil heritage that has to be protected and preserved by the Tamils. The Tamil Buddhists have even contributed to the Buddhist scriptures Tripitika. The Tamils are also one of the main contributors for the formation of the Sinhala race. According to Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, there is no mention of the word Sinhala or Sinhala ethnicity in the thousand odd short inscriptions that come to us from this period. On the contrary, a vast majority of the host of clan names and titles that we come across in these inscriptions only show affinities with the clans of the ancient Tamil country.
        The early foreign traders from Arabia, Persia, Rome, China and so on called Sri Lanka by many different names but NONE of them mentioned about a Sinhala or Tamil Kingdom because the Northern Kingdom of Anuradapura/Polonnaruwa were ruled alternatively by either a Naga King or a Damila King or by others. Only from around 10th to 13th CAD, the Buddhists (Sinhalese) moved from the Northern Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdom to the South (Kotte/Kandy and many other kingdoms) while the Hindus (Tamils) moved from Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdom to the North East (Jaffna Kingdom and Vanni Chiefdoms). The Tamil Kingdom in the North (Jaffna kingdom) and the Sinhala Kingdoms in the South (Kotte, Kandy, etc) came into existence only after 13th CAD (after Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdoms). Even the Sinhala biased archeologist/researcher Dr. Senarat Paranavithana says, the vast majority of the people who today speak Sinhalese or Tamil must be ultimately be descended from those autochthonous people of whom we know next to nothing.
        It is arrogance if the Sinhalese tell the Tamils of North East who have roots in Sri Lanka from the ancient Anuradhapura/Polonuwara period that they have no homeland in Sri Lanka and go back to Tamil Nadu if you cannot accept Sinhala-Buddhist language, religion and culture as the significant culture of Sri Lanka including the Tamil North East.
        Pseudo-Historians and Bogus Scholars (charlatans)
        In any historical research, it is natural to change the views and assumptions, because up to now, we have no definite answers to so many unanswered questions in the fields of Archeology, history, anthropology, epigraphy and etymology in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, daily we stumble across several new findings and they contribute to new historical vistas. Therefore, based on new facts, one’s earlier conclusion has to be compromised to adopt changes. History is a continuous process of investigation without any end in sight. For example, for the last 40 years, the Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinists, the Pseudo-historians and bogus scholars (charlatans) have built up a very strong love and affection towards the Tamil PhD student Karthigesu Indrapala due to his 1965 PhD thesis which was not in favor of the Tamils. When the well renowned and recognized former History professor of the Jaffna University, the same Prof. Karthigesu Indrapala retired from his profession after 30 years of research as a Senior Archeologist/Historian/epigraphist and a University Don, he settled down in Australia. All those who kept on using the PhD student Karthigesu Indrapala’s 1965 PhD thesis as a guide in all their writings must have had a heart attack when they read the book what Prof. K. Indrapala published in 2005, 40 years after his 1965 PhD thesis where he says his PhD dissertation is completely out of date that even he does not have a copy of his 1965 PhD thesis what he wrote 40 years ago as a PhD student. Therefore, it is absolutely natural that people change their opinions upon new findings.
        Secondly, history is a social science and not science like Physics or Mathematics where logic can be used to arrive at conclusions. Logic is not a reliable tool for finding the truth. Logical assumptions based on unobserved facts leads to falsehood and that is what a few pseudo-historians are trying to do. assumptions to analyse the history of Jaffna after 200 years from now, they will come to the conclusion and will conveniently argue that the population of Jaffna 200 years ago was Sinhalese. This is why we should never trust the history written by some Pseudo-historians based on unobserved facts/logical assumptions and NOT on archeologically evidence.
        Please do not distort or abuse the Sri Lankan history but leave it to the real historians.

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          Just skimmed through what you have written. Much truth in it.

          You are so much more sophisticated – ultimately human – than the racists who write in!

          I knew Prof. Leslie Gunawardane pretty well. His last years were made miserable by racist harassment, and he died twenty years earlier than was necessary.

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          Cool story, bro :D
          Poor We Thamizh, our so called history is confined to the personal blogs of We Thamizh pseudo historians aka nutjobs (and wherever these are copied and pasted by We Thamizh too dim to invent such tales – like here) :D We Thamizh still have the Sinhalam beat though, their history is just written in stone (quite literally) all over the island :D

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          Paul-real Siva Sankaran Sharma

          Thanks for the long historical narrative of the Paras in Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

          1. “According to Prof. Deraniyagala, the excavations in both Sri Lanka and South India revels that, not only the Flora and Fauna but many other manmade structures, burials, Brami inscriptions, etc. were all identical and he says, there were frequent people movement during the ancient period.”

          2. “If you read the book written by Robert Knox, when he escaped from prison, he had to go through several places and when he came to Anuradhapura, he says it was fully occupied by Tamils (NOT Sinhalese). That means even recently, during the 17th CAD (colonial period) Anuradhapura was inhabited by Tamils.”

          3. “On the other hand, not a single stone inscription, cave writings, structures, or anything else (artifacts) found in Sri Lanka during the ancient period says anything about Hela/Sihala/Sinhala. There was NO such race/tribe/nation called Sinhala/Hela during that Early Historic Period.”

          4. “The Naga kings Devanampiya Tissa and Dutugemunu were NEVER known as Sinhala (there is no evidence what so ever) and due to ignorance the present day Sinhalese are talking about a non-existent ancient Sinhala heritage. The ancient Buddhist heritage built by the Naga/Damila belongs to both Tamils and Sinhalese. The ancient Buddhist remains in the North East are the remnants left by the Tamil Buddhists and not anybody else.”

          5. “Even the Sinhala biased archeologist/researcher Dr. Senarat Paranavithana says, the vast majority of the people who today speak Sinhalese or Tamil must be ultimately be descended from those autochthonous people of whom we know next to nothing. It is arrogance if the Sinhalese tell the Tamils of North East who have roots in Sri Lanka from the ancient Anuradhapura/Polonuwara period that they have no homeland in Sri Lanka and go back to Tamil Nadu if you cannot accept Sinhala-Buddhist language, religion and culture as the significant culture of Sri Lanka including the Tamil North East.”

          6. “For example, for the last 40 years, the Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinists, the Pseudo-historians and bogus scholars (charlatans) have built up a very strong love and affection towards the Tamil PhD student Karthigesu Indrapala due to his 1965 PhD thesis which was not in favor of the Tamils. When the well renowned and recognized former History professor of the Jaffna University, the same Prof. Karthigesu Indrapala retired from his profession after 30 years of research as a Senior Archeologist/Historian/epigraphist and a University Don, he settled down in Australia. All those who kept on using the PhD student Karthigesu Indrapala’s 1965 PhD thesis as a guide in all their writings must have had a heart attack when they read the book what Prof. K. Indrapala published in 2005, 40 years after his 1965 PhD thesis where he says his PhD dissertation is completely out of date that even he does not have a copy of his 1965 PhD thesis what he wrote 40 years ago as a PhD student. Therefore, it is absolutely natural that people change their opinions upon new findings.”

          7. “Secondly, history is a social science and not science like Physics or Mathematics where logic can be used to arrive at conclusions. Logic is not a reliable tool for finding the truth. Logical assumptions based on unobserved facts leads to falsehood and that is what a few pseudo-historians are trying to do. assumptions to analyse the history of Jaffna after 200 years from now, they will come to the conclusion and will conveniently argue that the population of Jaffna 200 years ago was Sinhalese. This is why we should never trust the history written by some Pseudo-historians based on unobserved facts/logical assumptions and NOT on archeologically evidence. Please do not distort or abuse the Sri Lankan history but leave it to the real historians.”

          Thank you very good historical narrative.

          Q1. Why is that there are only a few Tamil Buddhists?

          Comment: Analyzed the DNA of the Sinhala, Tamils and the Native Veddah aAeyhho.

          It will show that Sinhala and Tamils are Paras from India, and the Veddah Aethho are the original inhabitants.

          Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

          Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

          http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html#aff2

          Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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        Only Eastern Province south of Mahaveli river was under the Kandyan kingdom. Those areas north of Mahaveli river in the present day Trincomalee district were under Jaffna kingdom and when Jaffna kingdom was defeated, it fell into the hands of Portugese. It is history that Portugese destroyed Koneswaram temple, and this would not have happened if Trincomlee was under Kandyan rule at that time. Just because patrs of eastern province was under Kandyan kingdom does not mean that it belonged to them, which is similar to British claiming that Srilanka belongs to them as Srilanka was at one time under British empire. Original people of Srilanka are neither Sinhalese or Tamils and except for a few Veddhas, rest of the original people have been assimilated not only into Sinhala but also into Tamil community.

        The rightful owners of eastern province are Tamilised descendants of Veddhas and not Sinhalese, Muslims or even other Tamils like Mukkuwas. Also there is archeological evidence of Tamil presence in eastern province for more than 2000 years. So far none of the archaelogical excavations in eastern province have shown any Sinhala antiquity more than this. Pressence of Buddhist temples does not mean that it was Sinhala as Buddhism was in vogue among Tamils at one stage. There is nothing in history to say that the Tamils were settled in eastern province by anyone at any time, and there is nothing to say that the Sinhalese were driven out of eastern province by anyone at any time. Muslims who were fleeing presecution of Portuguese were settled in eastern province by King Senerath 500 years ago. Though there are traditional Sinhala vilages like Gomarankadawela and Lahugala, 90% of Sinhalese were settled in eastern province only during the last 80 years.

        If you take the first census done in 1821, it will be seen that the Sinhala population was only 2% in Trincomalee district and 5% in the entire eastern province. from the successive census done, it is evident that Sinhala population remained low untill the planned Sinhala settlements took place begining in 1931. Since 1991, ethnic cleansing of Tamils by Sinhalese and Muslims has reduced the Tamil population further. In modern times you cannot claim lands by virtue of ethnic cleansing as happened to Muslims in Bosnia or by planned settlements of Jews as in Palastine. If there is a conflict of ownership, the correct procedure is to go for international arbitration, and it is clear the government or Sinhalese are not willing for this as there is incriminating evidence to prove that large contiguous areas in eastern province was populated by Tamils forming part of Tamil homeland.

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    Sinhalese will not allow any form of Federalism, autonomy or even Distict Councils to be established in Sri Lanka. Chelva, Ponnas and Sunda have laid the foundations for Tamil racism, and there are other insane Tamils propagating insane theories of existence of Tamil Kingdoms in the North and East. Nothing/nobody will ever change the present system of governance – the Unitary System. As Mr Hussein has correctly pointed out the existence of Tamil Racism in the mindset of Tamils, both Sinhalese and Muslims must do everything in their power to thwart all efforts grant Federalism to the North.

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      lal,

      “As Mr Hussein has correctly pointed out the existence of Tamil Racism in the mindset of Tamils, both Sinhalese and Muslims must do everything in their power to thwart all efforts grant Federalism to the North.”

      Unfortunately for you, the MR regime has mortgaged this decision out of your hands! Only option available now is for all three communities to work towards power devolution!

      “Chelva, Ponnas and Sunda have laid the foundations for Tamil racism,….”

      Anagariga Dharmapala is the saviour of the Sinhala Buddhist but the Tamils leaders past and present are racists! Such lopsided mindset that created communal disharmony in Sri Lanka. The Banda/Chelva pact and Dudley/Chelva pact are there on records to show that the Tamil leaders compromised to keep the country united but bigots like your ilk had other ideas!

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      lal

      without devolution how are you going stop the seperation of the north through a UN referendum as in the birth of east timor.

      or alternatively how are you going to stop the annexing of the north and east by india?India’s reason would be that they cannot bring about a political solution.

      tamils have to only continue their agitation till one of the two occurs.Do you want to offer devolution when it is too late and the tamils reject it because they can see that there is something better on the horizon.

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        lolz..

        For india, the tamil problem in SL is a means to control Colmobo. The moment it separates that leverage is lost

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          sach

          that maybe with congress party,but not with modi.At last india has got the hindu nationalist leader it always wanted to have,but never got.

          once modi’s patience wears out,watch the fun.Myanmar got a shock when indian airforce bombed the mao rebels who were using myanmar all through the congress rule to attack india.Now the myanmar army is going after them because of the humiliation by india.

          One day this region is going to realise the might of india.All these days weak leaders have given the impression to the rest of the world that india can’t even look after its own backyard.

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          Why then the Mahanayakas followed by the Sinhala political leadership and the armed forces are persuaded to allow sufficient devolution to the Tamil areas so that Separation is avoided for all time. I am sure India will have no qualms about this.
          This action will also ensure Tamils develop their areas bringing in FDI by themselves as well – to be as self-sufficient as possible. This will also allow greater resources for the Sinhala majority South.

          Backlash

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        Shankar – this for me is the most important of the 139 replies so far, because you virtually substantiate an important part of my argument. You assume that Eelam will follow if devolution is not given. I regard that as a worst case hypothesis, something that is possible but not inevitable. Anyway the prospect of Eelam will make some Tamils want to frustrate devolution in the expectation that Eelam will follow. Therefore I advocate the following strategy – allow more devolution but the focus should be on a fully functioning democracy as in the West with legal and other safeguards for minorities that are actually put into operation. – IH

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          izeth

          ” as in the West with legal and other safeguards for minorities that are actually put into operation.”

          put into operation,my foot.The west is full of discrimination and even racist acts such as policemen shooting blacks with impunity in the US.IF those countries with a mature democracy can’t put into operation their laws that are on paper only,just imagine the srilankan government doing it.I;am afraid instead of trying to attain and ideal society which is impossible because of human frailties we should instead try to achieve societies where people can only blame themselves instead of others for things that go wrong.if health and education is not good in tamilnadu the tamils cant blame modi for that,they have to blame jayalalitha.

          Recently wigneswaran is hollering that acelor mittal steel fabricated homes are going to be built by swamination the UNP minister,who must have got a fat commission when each steel house is costing 2.1million rupees,indians built brick houses of 550sq.ft for 500000 rupess,but not fully, while a normal brick house will cost 800000-1milion rupees.people can’t live inside steel too in that heat.Now who are the tamils going to blame for this.They can’t blame their own Chief minister who is the CM in name only while the plunder by the central govt goes on,these 65000 houses costing 1billion dollars and have to be paid back in 10 years by the government.

          So maximum devolution is a must izeth,if we are to live in a trouble free society in future where blame can be allocated where it belongs.

          people will just go on minding their own business,running their own affairs with minimul interaction and blame games with outsiders.

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            Come come Shankar. Discrimination is everywhere. But surely minorities are treated far better in the West than elsewhere.
            The problems facing the EP Council will be compounded if there is more devolution. You are thinking of a confederal arrangement, a de facto Eelam. But the Sinhalese side will never agree to that. It has to be imposed by India, a very remote possibility. So, taking into account presently realistic options, go for more devolution by all means, but also go in full earnest for a fully functioning democracy as practisced in the West. – IH

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      lal

      Scotland is a federal state of Great Britain. If Scots had all the rights to go for a referendum for separation because Scotland was an independent country before it was annexed by the English to form the Great Britain, then the Sri Lankan Tamils have even more rights than the Scots to go for a referendum for separation because the Tamil speaking North & East of Sri Lanka was an independent State (Kingdom) before it was annexed by the British to form the unitary Sri Lanka.

      The East Bengal or East Pakistan was not known as Bangladesh, a separate nation or even a nationality by anybody in this world until India intervened and made them a country. No state (country) on this planet has designated South Sudanese as a nation until UN intervened and made them a separate country. The same story continues with several others who have become a nation. All nations (separate countries) that have come into being in recent years following the United Nations intervention and referendums such as ‘Kosovo’, ‘East Timor’, ‘Montenegro’ and so on were NEVER recognized by any state/country or international organization in this world as a separate nation or nationality until they were established as separate countries.

      The North & East of Sri Lanka was known to the Tamils as ‘Tamil Eelam’ (Tamil part of Sri Lanka, Eelam is another word for Sri Lanka). The North & East of Sri Lanka (Tamil Eelam) has all the necessary criteria to become a separate nation/country (Tamil Kingdom/homeland was grabbed by the Portuguese and later given to the Sinhalese on a platter by the British).

      If the Sinhalese are not willing to allow any form of Federalism, autonomy or even Provincial/District Councils to be established in Sri Lanka, then it is time for Britain (who created this mess) and the International Organizations such as UN and other states/countries (where Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora lives) to call for a referendum for the North & East Tamils of Sri Lanka.

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    Good one. We Thamizh racists are getting blasted where the sun don’t shine :D

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      Sarma,

      :D You have done it again; you are so funny! How do you do that? :D

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        Cool story, bro :D

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          Sarma,

          :D I must hand it to you; you have done it again! You are ever do funny; how do you do it?

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            Cool story, bro :D

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              Stop it Sarma I am on the floor :D

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                burning

                vomiting?

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      Bad one.”We Thamizh”are actually speaking for we Singiz racists.Not so cool story bro:D

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    Siva Sankaran Sarma seems to be going through an acute mid life crisis.At 3.29 pm he says one thing and at 4.59 pm, exactly one and a half hours later ,he says something completely different.The man has gone cuckoo?

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      The poor thing has now turned into “Wijerathna” after getting his amudey pulled off in public :D Comedy :D

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        siva sankaran AKA blacker

        cool story,bro.

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          shankar

          He was your poster boy, had big crush on him.

          Wasn’t it a cool story then?

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            native
            was sizzling hot sex at that time, but with age everything cools down.

            remember when that old couple went back to their honeymoon wood cabin.She said “lets get naked and romp about like when we were young.So they did and then sat down to eat some porridge.Then she said “ooh i still can feel that same hot sensation in my tits that i felt on my honeymoon.He said”that’s because honey your nipples are in the porridge.”

            Like to romp with blacker again but this time must inject some estrogen and inject him with some testosterone(not viagra after what happened to john ameratunge).Oh and must not forget the porridge,for some pleasant illusions.

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              Cool story, bro :D
              The poor thing enjoyed getting dominated by Blacker so much it’s begging for more :D But please keep your homosexual fantasies/wet dreams to yourself, CT isn’t the place for them – and you’ll probably get lynched by We Thamizh the next time you skim enough change from the till and visit the homeland :D

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    The ethnic problem in Sri Lanka is something like the Muslims Vs. The West. They go to a country and try to change the system without any interest in respecting the culture and laws of their host country. Likewise, the majority of Sri Lanka have to change to the tune of the Tamils. When a minority thinks like a majority there is a serious problem. The idiots in the new government is dragging us to the dark days of the 70s and 80s. We need a Donald Trump!

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      It is the majority Sinhalese and not the Tamils who have the problems. The Tamils want what is rightfully theirs and to protect their own lands language and culture from further Sinhalese and Muslim encroachment. They have a far more ancient history in the island and have the same right to their lands as the Sinhalese. Unlike the vast majority of the present day Sinhalese whose ancestors arrived from Tamil Nadu and Kerala a few centuries ago. The ancestors of most the Eelam Tamils did not arrived from anywhere.
      Tamils are not trying to steal anything from anyone. It is the Sinhalese who blindly believing in a Mahavamsa myth want to steal everything what rightfully belongs to the Tamils and they are overtly and covertly supported by the largely low caste converted immigrant Indian Tamil Muslims, who are using this ancient hatred and fear that the Sinhalese have for all Tamils, to their own advantage to steal the Tamil east for themselves.

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        The place where tamil is protected is for god sakes is Tamil Nadu..go there and protect ur so called culture…

        Other countries need not give special facilities just because Tamils having nothing to think about other than their language and culture

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          sach in the bottle,

          “go there and protect ur so called culture”

          Your forefathers came as slaves for the Portuguese of Goa (your DNA).
          there is no Buddha god. look to the west there is Diego Garcia gift from India go there and you will be welcome.

          idiot Gota informed the American Ambassador that if the Americans don’t train the forces he would ask the Chinese and immediately invited Chinese 2 subs now you are living the dream but cut short to pocket pain.

          The idea is Gota is supposed to be officially shot by his own like the PM of Congo just after independence.

          India is your pawn broker now not Xi.

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          sachooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

          “The place where tamil is protected is for god sakes is Tamil Nadu..go there and protect ur so called culture…”

          So why are you wasting your time here in this island. Why don’t you take both Tamil/Sinhala speaking Demelas back to their ancetral homeland in Tamilnadu?

          “Tamils having nothing to think about other than their language and culture”

          It seems you too (another Sinhala speaking Demela) haven’t stopped thinking about Tamil language and culture.

          Why?

          Is it because your ancestors the Vellaikkara Padei from Erivira Pattinam had imbibed their language and culture so deeply, you continue to remember their heritage?

          Sinhala language and Buddhism have failed you miserably.

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            How can a language fail someone idiot? Do you have an axe to grind with Sinhala language ? Too bad when the brits brought your ancestors as laborers there was already an established civilization …
            Just because you are dont like it , it doesnt change ….NV is a sinhala hating racist dog

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      chutte

      बेटा beta/बेटी(betee), পুত্র (Putra)/কন্যা(Kan’yā), மகன்(Makaṉ)/மகள் (Makaḷ)
      മകൻ (makan)/മകള്(makaḷ)

      “When a minority thinks like a majority there is a serious problem.”

      Actually, it was when the majority refused to think like rational human beings, the problem started.

      ” They go to a country and try to change the system without any interest in respecting the culture and laws of their host country.”

      I may reluctantly agree with you. When the Kallathonies from North/South India started arriving on the shores of this island they changed the system without any interest in respecting the culture and laws of their host country.

      How did you work that out. Thanks

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    “how on earth has it come about that Tamils have been attacking me?”

    Izeth Hussain, you are a old dear man, but why on earth do you want to go after the people who are attacking you, instead of recognising that there are so many Tamils (and Sinhalese) who are your friends?

    To me it seems that while you are erudite on geopolitics, you must distance yourself from the issues. I do hope that I don’t sound patronising in talking to you, who are so much more learned than I am, but I really do think that if you you want to analyse geopolitics, you must keep yourself out of it.

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      Sinhala Man – I know I have many Tamil and Sinhalese friends. I defend myself against attacks because the attacks against me are unique: they are aimed at stopping me being published. If I don’t defend myself it will be made out that I can’t – and therefore not worth publishing.There are Tamils who continue to show that they are in agony of mind over the fact that I continue to be published both in the Island and CT – IH

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    IZH, Sir,

    If one has been at the mercy of one’s emotional discernments, then one has not seen the Truth in all of its absoluteness. One has been sorely wrong for a long, long, time.

    For even if the world around Lanka changeth, absolute Truth pertaining to 2,500 years of Lanka history and her many interactions and undertakings, cannot be subject to the whim of one mere mortal or another.

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    Reading all these comments makes me realize that the most racist person in this forum is Siva Sankaran Sarma. May be one of the best to be appointed to a reconciliation platform. Ha ha

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      Which one? The real one now posting under Paul or the fake one who posts under the stolen identity Siva Sankaran Sarma?

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      carlion

      “Reading all these comments makes me realize that the most racist person in this forum is Siva Sankaran Sarma.”

      Is he a Vellahala Tamil?

      Did he poison the Low Caste Tamils wells?

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    Isnt it hilarious the tamils attack every other race in SL and when it is returned …they cry victim …it is like prabha….who cried for his life after being a mass murderer

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      Stupid Sach all minorities worldwide say racist.
      You too scream racist not just to tamils but europeans, indians but not the muslim
      Get a tip cut like David Blacker
      Now take your medicine.

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        All minorities are not racist , Sri Lankan Tamils are largely racist

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    A lot of people think it is Baithudeen type Muslims who are rich with the Heroin trade. Seems like powerful mafia type Heroin kingpins are all Muslims.

    One of the main heroin distributors in the country was arrested this morning at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while returning from India, Police said.

    They said the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) had informed the Immigration Department official at the BIA on Sunday about the suspect following details revealed from the probe into the 110 kgs of heroin nabbed from a ship last week.

    Police identified the arrested suspect as Mohammed Muwas Mohammed, a resident of Kalubowila, Dehiwala.
    In total, 14 foreigners including 10 Iranians, two Indians, one Pakistani and a Singaporean were arrested since last week in connection with the smuggling racket.

    Police said the drug dealers from Pakistan and Afghanistan were engaged in large scale drug trafficking in collaboration with local drug dealers.

    The Navy and the PNB in a joint operation carried out in the seas off southern Sri Lanka on Wednesday seized 110 kg of heroin which had being smuggled via boats.(DS)

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    Izeth, Baby, Up to this point I found 28 of your own comments on your own article.

    Baby, this is highly unbecoming of you as a self proclaimed professional commentator. 28 out of 167 = 17%. (i.e.) nearly 1 in every 5 comments is one of yours.

    I don’t think anyone has even come close to that. Mahindapala, another Tamil basher has hardly ever tried to inflate figures by sending in comments.

    Why not get someone like Edwin to write comments. That way no one can blame you.

    But then you do not have the brains to think of that.

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      T. Lakshminarayan – The material to show the depth of Tamil anti-Muslim hatred, to show that it is much worse than that of the Sinhalese, to show that Tamil racism is probably among the worst in the world, is all there in the CT archives.But I don’t expect the average reader to go far into the past to excavate that material. However they may turn to comments on the first two parts of my present article.My comments are mainly meant to expose Tamil racism to the readers. That is the explanation for the 28 comments. “But then you do not have the brains to think of that”. – IH

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        IH, Who needs commentators when we have authors like you.

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