2 December, 2021

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Tense Standoff At Jaffna University As Govt Destroys Mullivaikal Student Monument Under Cover Of Darkness

Students staged a sit in outside the campus gates overnight on Friday after authorities demolished a monument dedicated to the victims of Mullivaikal, the final theatre of battle in the civil war, where thousands of civilians perished in May 2019.

STF troops were brought in to guard the campus gates after the demonstration began. STF also patrolled the streets around the campus.

Police on the scene attempted to chase away the new Mayor of Jaffna, Visvalingam Mannivanan who had joined the students who were protesting against the demolition. Two student protestors were arrested on the scene by the police.

The bulldozers arrived under the cover of darkness and reduced the monument to a pile of rubble.

The monument was erected by the students in 2019 and reportedly sculpted by a student who lost his father when his family was trying to flee the fighting in the Government designated No Fire Zone.

Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University Professor S. Srisatkunarajah said the monument could not be allowed to stand because permission had not been obtained for its erection on campus grounds from the relevant ministry. “We were told that things that were built illegally must be removed and they must be informed after. They said they found that out through investigation and that we could not keep this at the university,” the Vice Chancellor claimed.

However photos appeared on social media of the Vice Chancellor appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in August 2020 showing the monument to police and security forces personnel a few weeks before the demolition happened.

Former Head of Law at the Jaffna University, Dr K. Guruparan expressed concern on Twitter that the previous Vice Chancellor had been sacked for his refusal to remove the monument.

Activists viewed the demolition as the Government’s complete inability to tolerate remembrance and commemoration of the dead by minority Tamils.

Former Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Ambika Sathkunanathan, commenting on the demolition under the cover of night, tweeted “forced ‘forgetting makes people remember all the more”.

“Why are you so afraid of a memorial that remembers those that were killed during the war? Why do people’s loss, memories, pain, heartbreak & tears frighten you? Is it because you know that pain, tears & heartbreak are more powerful than weapons & force?” the formed Commissioner questioned on Twitter.

Former co-editor of the citizen journalism website Groundviews Amalini De Sayrah tweeted: Sending machines in the dark of the night to tear down a site of memory for Tamil people killed on the orders of these very same ‘leaders’ is disgraceful, racist, cruel – very on-brand for #SriLanka, constantly threatened by mourning for victims of its violence. #lka

(By Chinthika De Silva

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  • 2
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    The suicide rate correlation with war -> https://www.sumithrayo.org/statistics/

    Celebrate instead of moaning.

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      Nothing to do with the war. That was the time when poisonous agro-chemicals flooded the market. Those have been phased out. Other methods are scary.

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    If anyone is still not convinced that the only lasting solution for SL is division of the island equitably into Sinhala Only Elam, Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam, I pity them. All these problems are because of them. The island is meant to be 3 nations.

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    How the malicious one nation concept is destroying Tamils, Muslim and Sinhalese. Take this as an example.

    * Tamils cannot have their own thinking. If it goes against Sinhala views, it gets destroyed. If Tamils resist it, they will be shot dead.

    * This is a message to Muslims not to oppose cremation dictate. If they do the government will simply destroy them.

    * This is a message to Sinhalese as well. As they know, Gota failed. But this is a nice distraction that can show them he did not. He is still the tough guy they dreamed of. After fooling Sinhalese with this, Gota will carry on his failed ventures regardless.

    One nation concept is badly affecting all. The island was never meant to be one nation. Just because the British left it as a one nation does not mean it must remain so. Why did the British leave it as one nation? So that its citizens will kill each other and remain backward forever. Otherwise the British would have created 3 mono ethnic nations before leaving.

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      Gatam,
      Out of your rambling sometimes you let loose some real points too. Whatever it is, whether Britain did it purposefully or some underestimated mistake of Uncivilized Dharmapala brand of Sinhala Buddhists, these days not just Tamil, Sinhalese & Muslims are facing trouble, but even the entire world going to be in chaos by Britain leaving Ceylon as one country. A razor blade and a flower garland are in the hand of a monkey- Double Jeopardy. If East, West & Indian super powers fight their third world war in Indian Ocean Island, Ceylon, it would be an event stemming from Britain’s mistake in 1948.
      Thank you for making people to realize what have happened in 1948, much late, but at least now, which has time to prevent the worst from coming by allowing the three communities to seek their independent path.

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        You are not very intelligent if you think SL as one multiethnic nation has any future. It does not. This is what President Gotabaya says. He says in 2006 Tamil terrorists bombed him and he gave them the return with interest. Their leader was dragged on all fours like a dog. He says many people ask him to be as tough as the defence secretary he was!

        https://www.facebook.com/kasunruwanpurasrilanka/videos/1010679906090999

  • 17
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    This shows Gota’s government cannot survive the devastation caused by the Covid pandemic any longer without the ventilator called racism.

  • 17
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    The motive is clear.
    The Rajapaksas want a diversion.
    The England Cricket Team has landed.
    The Ukraine Tourist are there.
    The Rajapaksas want to incite the Tamils in to violence and tell the whole world LTTE terrorist are live and kicking

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      A & R
      Both of you are right to suggest that this move is a diversion to divert attention from the mishandling of COViD-19.
      *
      I doubt that inciting Tamil violence is in the agenda. The government knows that Tamils are still war weary, and that all their parliamentary leaders, despite their big talk, are incapable of saying boo to a goose.
      The government may hope for some silly act that may fizzle out. No more.

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    I have only one word to describe this shameful act carried out in the night: cowardly.
    .
    These extremist sinhala buddhists are such cowards I have no doubt when they are soon to be on the back foot we will see them cry and beg for mercy while claiming they are being oppressed. On that day I hope there’s no one who will show these extremist sinhala buddhist cowards any mercy. When are we going to see the removal of unwanted budda statues that have been illegally erected in Tamil and Muslim areas by these extremist sinhala buddhists ?? Those illegally erected statues should be immediately removed; especially because they are symbols of buddhist extremism, keeping them around might promote buddhist extremism to unsuspecting sinhala youth. We must save the sinhala people from falling prey to the insecure buddhist extremist ideas.

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      Still you want to live under Sinhala rulers? Shame on you!

      Only solution split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations.

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      This is a warning to the Sinhala masses by Rajapakse family. they are capable of doing anything to stay in power. Today to Muslims and Tamils and tomorrow to you Sinhalese.

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        Not true.

        Rajapaksas are nothing if they do not have Sinhala support. They know it. So they will not attack Sinhalese.

        (USA never nuked USA!)

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      None of the governments that came after the end of the bloody war, made an effort to unite, admit to mistakes, and work together to put this country together, and progress. They all came with their selfish agendas, and the Rajapaksa’s are hell bent on covering war crimes, and dividing the country with racist policies and open discrimination.

      It seems their main purpose is to continue the divisions, show Sinhala Buddhist superiority by pleasing the Buddhist clergy (some being terroristic), and taking this country backwards, thereby hampering progress and taking us back to economic woes. Do they want to see suicide bombers on our streets again? Check points that will affect the little tourism we may have? Make money off weapons deals? If so then they are doing all the right things to achieve those goals.

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      sitrep24,
      The descendants of Dravida slaves brought to Sinhale by colonial rulers and descendants of Dravida Muslim refugees saved by Sinhala Buddhists when they faced persecution by Portuguese who obtained citizenship in the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo by begging Native Sinhalayo should leave this country and return to the cesspool from where their ancestors came if they cannot live under Sinhala rule in Sinhale.
      Sinhalayo did not invite Demalu and Muslims to their country.

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        You are incapable of any other line of reasoning and harp on the same one. You may be trying to incite racial hatred but you are not succeeding. People are attacking you and not other demalus or sinhalayo.

  • 10
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    Soliyan Kumpi Summa Aadathu.

    Something is going very wrong inside. That is why Aanduwa doing so many things to keep the Sinhala Buddhist engaged.

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    Is this a message to India no sooner their Foreign Minister Dr. Subramaniam Jaishankar turned his back to return after his recent visit.
    Timing of the destruction of the Monument is certainly not coincidental;
    or is this to divert the attention of the Sinhala citizenry down south of the country away from the worsening Economic Crisis that is slowly but surely throttling them.
    It is not only the Covid-19 Pandemic on an exponential growth but the Resolve of the University community too would move on the same trajectory!
    Where is the Reconciliation?

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    Monument should be erected in the campus premises legally. Also erecting a monument to remember terrorist will justify extreme violence used by by LTTE

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      I do not think violence if LTTE against civilians was anything compared what state backed violence and state violence against Tamil civilians for last 72 years.
      It is continuing even now

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      Jack or Jill this monument was built in remembrance of the dead Tamil civilians who were deliberately targeted and killed by the Sri Lankan armed forces in May 2009 and not the LTTE and even if it was the LTTE so what . They are also humans who fought for the rights of the Tamils from state sponsored Sinhalese oppression that we see now. The person who designed this monument lost his father and family in May 2009 and designed this in his memory and all other innocent Tamil dead. As for the LTTE committing war crimes don’t make me laugh. What they did was child’s play compared to what the Sri Lankan state did to the Tamils and is still doing. Sinhalese racist like you do not want to acknowledge the truth and try to justify all the atrocities committed on the Tamils as LTTE , thinking this will fool the world.

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    Going entirely by this article, it is clear that people in the North are divided over the existence of the monument, mainly citing reasons of the authority of construction. I am sure that those in authority are not blind and not consider what result there can be on implementing the removal of an unauthorized construction. The protest etc. is an expected reaction. At the same time, its participants too can be under surveillance. This event won’t stop here. Although my suggestion may seem insensitive to feelings of people it is important that saner counsel must prevail. Residents of the Northern Province must work together to uplift their lot. Getting branded as a “Tiger-remnant” or “New Tiger” (Novus Tigris) at this stage is not in the interest of any of the residents over there.

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      Bad sense another Sinhalese racist apologist. Why am I not surprised. Who told you the population in the north were divided or it was erected illegally . You racist Sinhalese government. If it was illegal why was nothing done from 2019 till now? Tamil Tigers it is better to be branded a Tiger fighting for justice , that to be branded as a Sinhalese racist war criminal committing state sponsored genocide , ethnic cleansing and war crimes , that most Sinhalese are. You are a good example of this

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        One becomes incoherent and irrational in a fit of rage. Describing one as “Sinhalese racist apologist” in one breath and associating one as a part of a “Sinhalese government” in the next breath reveals the extent of blowing hot and blowing cold. I am not privy to the legality of the construction but my words are clear in the previous comment. Mine is a thought meant to be considered by the average population of the Northern Province in the light of these activities to prevail saner counsel. Don’t forget that Intelligence Apparatus is now on a better footing and the categorization of a Northerner as a suspected “Tiger” at this stage is not in his/her interest in the long run.

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    “Former Head of Law at the Jaffna University, Dr K. Guruparan expressed concern on Twitter that the previous Vice Chancellor had been sacked for his refusal to remove the monument.”

    So in other words your saying Professor S. Srisatkunarajah, sold his morals, pulled down his pants and bent over in public for an appointment.

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      B
      Please do not extrapolate to put words into his mouth, although his utterance is highly speculative.

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    government of GOTHAPAIYA is doing this at this moment is to divert the attention of singala modyas from the failure to arrest COVID-19 AND THE VERY HIGH COST OF LIVING.once they create a problem in the tamil areas all southern budist modays will be happy and for the moment forget about every thing and will go to sleep peacefully as tamils are being attacked and LTTE symbol is removed from TAMIL JAFFNA CAMPUS.-COMING COLOR IS NOT GOOD FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY.

  • 13
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    This is a cowardice act after getting the backboneless Vice-Chancellor to carry out the demolition in the shadow of darkness. Why did the VC not have the guts to demolish the monument in bright daylight? whom was he afraid of? Gotabaaya Rajapaksa is continuing the unfinished war at Mullivaikal. He is mortally afraid of the dead than the living. That is fine with the Tamils!

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      Any evidence?

  • 14
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    Chingkalla racist rapist armed forces should get out of Thamizh Eezham and either Indian troops or UN peace keeping forces should arrive and safeguard Eezham Thmizh from these racist Chingkalla Nazis, who are led by Poutha pikkus , a low caste Tamil origin Karawa Cardinal from the recently Thamizh Chilaapam/Puttlam and racist Chingkalla politcians who have been elected by a largely racist Chingkalla people. There was no necessity for this deliberate act of vandalism. This was a monument to the dead , who died a horrible tragic death at the hands of Chingkalla Sri Lankan racist rapist armed forces. This is a war crime , desecrating and destroying a monument built to remember the dead. A deliberate act to provoke and humiliate the Thamizh people not only in Eezham but everywhere. Openly stating we do not care about your feelings and your dead. What was the reason behind this. This government is deliberately provoking the and humiliating the island’s Thamizh minorities . Not allowing Muslim burials , destroying Hindu temples and erasing monuments and history in Thamizh areas. So this what the Chingkallams want and elected these racists. We want Eezham. This is not going to end. T

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      This racist Chingkalla government elected by a largely racist Chingkalla population ,is now deliberately targeting and marginalizing all the island’s Thamizh minorities , the Eezham Thamizh , the Muslim and the estate Thamizh , just to make Chingkallams happy and forget their hardships. They have failed miserably in containing the Covid crisis and the economy and now made the island part of the Chinese take away menu. The largely racist Chingkallams will now dance and be happy , when they hear this and forget that they are starving or falling ill and dying of Covid. As long as the Thamizh is contained everything is fine . Even starvation and falling sick and dying.

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    “Former Head of Law at the Jaffna University, Dr K. Guruparan expressed concern on Twitter that the previous Vice Chancellor had been sacked for his refusal to remove the monument.”
    Denouncing this shameful act is appropriate.
    But unsubstantiated declarations are unwise.

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    Junius Richard Jayawardene was implicit in the act of setting fire to the Jaffna library under the auspices of Gamini Dissanayake and Cyril Matthew I believe. The graveyard tombstones of fallen LTTE cadres were also flattened, as was the underground bunker of Velupillai Prabhakaran. The idea is to not leave any trace of history that could be a place of remembrance or worship or paying tribute. In recent times, the Confederates’ leaders’ statues have been systematically dismantled in the US as they represented an era where mankind was ill-treated. With an enhanced defence budget and a diminished health budget, I guess things are being primed for a possible locking of horns..

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda
      “Junius Richard Jayawardene was implicit in the act of setting fire to the Jaffna library under the auspices of Gamini Dissanayake and Cyril Matthew I believe.”
      This coupled with 1983 converted Tamils to ardent, unwavering UNP supporters.
      AND
      1989 Bheeshanaya made the JVP the guardian angels of UNP.
      Can we say objective achieved?

      Soma

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      I think you meant to say complicit, not implicit.

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    All these orders are emanating from One Big Scoundrel and Blackguard who is trying to remain anonymous!

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    Disgusting how all play politics!
    .
    The typo in the first paragraph demonstrates that this is a “routine article”. The Mullivaikal massacre was in 2009, not ten years later.
    .
    And mine becomes a “habitual comment” reflecting the stand I take on events that I have no first-hand knowledge of. But this I know. The Tamil student politics is justified. I firmly believe that the massacres were real; it is “understandable” that the Sinhalese Army should have indulged in all that twelve years ago – but there is no justification for this government action now. I have read up a little from other sources before commenting.
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    Don’t cheer these heartless politicians; let us, Sinhalese, perceive the pattern. The Rajapaksas want applause. For the past few months it has been “teaching the Muslims a lesson” by cremating some of them with no scientific justification. This is teaching the Northern Tamils that they are expected to be subservient. Finally, the military regime will turn their guns on us.
    .
    There is Tamil politics – but you have every right to grieve, till the end of time, that the flower of your youth were massacred indiscriminately. I’m trying to empathise with you.

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    Historically, Jaffna university had been a pillar of Tamil resistance. Unitary Sri Lankan state and its institutions have done their best, particularly post 2009, to install military surveillance, appoint their lackeys at the top, and even change the Tamil character of the university through admission of sinhalese students. This recent development is not a shocker.

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      nk you say:
      “Unitary Sri Lankan state and its institutions have done their best, particularly post 2009, to install military surveillance, appoint their lackeys at the top…”
      *
      Can you be specific on which lackeys and when, as this is a broad brush that covers several individuals who would not fit your description.

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        Everybody kissed/kisses the bottom of Vasanthi, who wrote on her letter head to staff support Old King to EP in 2015. Aarasan Ewazhi, Kudigal Awazhi. (Path of the king is the path to subjects) . Everyone, who failed to drag Vasanthi to court, in side the administration, is an acolytes of her.
        Beyond this no names need to be published. Those who opposes Vasanthi’s work always free to do so.

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    The government is on the path of erasing the memory of Tamils. What would the Tamils be without their past. Zero. Denial of Mullivaikkal reminds the denial of holocaust. By erasing the past and controlling it the government aims to control the present. Tamils future is bleak.

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    They way this was done they will never forget how you made them feel. This is enough perpetrate or create hesitation in every truth convey says in future by the Vice Chancellor.

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    The Rajapaksa’s seem to be sending a strong signal that they are going to be implementing discriminatory policies against the minority. Is this the way they want to distract their majority base from their failed policies whether COVID or the economy?
    This is asking for trouble. It seems the blood shed and the violence we have suffered with for decades have not been enough, they want more. It seems they want the country to forget their role in the slaughter of civilians in the North, and their refusal to hold those responsible accountable, and their arrogance in dismissing the calls for accountability from the international organization. Unfortunately for them, we depend on those very nations we criticize for the aid that we need to survive, and now that our workers are not getting us the revenue from those Muslim nations we send them to, we are going to be in dire straits when it comes to the economy.
    The voters who voted for these racist rascals, seem to get what they voted for.
    Bulldozing monuments will not erase the truth, it will only add to the anger and feelings of discrimination.

    Damn the Rajapaksa’s they are taking this country down the path of no return.

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    In Batticola side too, Government thugs have started to kidnap farmers and steal farmers’ properties, same like Leader Piraphaharan time. This is why LTTE ousted thugs and released prisoners, colonized in Tamil border villages.

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    This unfortunate incident happened no sooner the Indian Foreign Minister left Sri Lanka. It is a cowarly act of the Rajapaksas. When the JVP Monument in the Southern University cannot be destroyed, there is no reason why the Government chose to destroy the Mullivaikkal Student Monument in the Jaffna University utilizing Jaffna University’s Vice-Chancellor’s name all of a sudden. This is an unwanted exercise by the Government. Is it to show that Rajapaksas are ready to challenge when the Indian Foreign Minister insisted that the aspirations of the Tamils should be addressed by implementing the 13th Amendment after meeting the TNA. There is also suspicion that Rajapaksas are firm that China is behind them. The only answer is that the North-East Province should be declared as an Independent Territory within the Union of India which will solve the entire problems in Sri Lanka and would not be a headache to the Tamils as well as to India.

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      (1) Entire Civil service during Colonial times, 50-50, Federalism, Separatism and now North-East Province should be declared as an Independent Territory within the Union of India?

      (2) JVP have similar memorials at the Southern Universities??

      (3) Entire Ceylonese Jaffna Tamils have died or left the Country facilitating Indian Expansionism/Colonist project in SL supervised by the FP/TULF/TNA as the local proxy since Independence. The same is for hire Nationally and Internationaly to undermine human dignity further…..with all the business enterprise connecting all the chettiars and wannabes globally.

      (4) The ground is now clear for all the “foreign interest from a geo political point of view” as India can not have foreign military in their land but can do that without upsetting the Indian masses as required in Jaffna (Remember a Tamil guy? sold Jaffna to the CIA in 50’s funny enough no info on the net).

      (5) GOSL hands are forced to manage the situation with TNA as required for the foreseeable future….and hope enough Indians in the North to make the democratic mandate in the near future.

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    What about removing and bulldozing all these illegally erected Buddha statues and Buddhist Viharas, many erected on Hindu temple lands and premises and evicting all these illegal Sinhalese settlers in Tamil areas . These statues , Viharas and settlers are all illegal and have no place. Remove them too . As you are so fond of keeping the law. The north and east are the ancient historical lands of the Eelam Tamils and the Muslim Tamils who live in these areas. Why destroy monuments that have been erected to remember and honour innocent dead Tamil civilians. This is a deliberate act of provocation and also to humiliate the island’s Tamils. Openly stating you are nothing and do not deserve anything. We will not allow you to remember and mourn your dead, we will steal and erase your history. We are now you are masters. What is the international community that helped these Sinhalese racists to win the war against the Tamil people who fought for their just rights , going to do? Still shed crocodile tears and watch the fun , as long as it benefits them?

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    Jaffna University is funded by public purse.
    Lecturers who are paid by the state spend all their time on ethnic politics.
    Time to say no.

    Soma

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      Soma

      Remember Jaffna Campus was established in Parameswara College buildings, all built by Sir Pon Ramanathan using his money.

      Tamils could run this institution with their money provided your government and armed forces have no control over it.

      We will accommodate sinhala and muslim students too.

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        RMN, this soma’palan’ mutt has never seen nor gone to a university. He is just a low life racist loser who boils when he sees the success of others.

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        RMN
        Because the buildings were gifted by Sir PR to a school and taken over for establishing the UoJ, the UoJ cannot be bound by real or imagined wishes of Sir PR.
        All universities are fully funded by the state and the accumulated expenditure on HE has by now far exceeded the value of the immovable property of any university, including Peradeniya.
        No university is anybody’s private property. At the same time, no government should dictate how education and research should be conducted.
        *
        I remember how certain narrow interests in 1974 tried to hinder the development of the newly established Jaffna Campus, by whipping up hatred based on region and religion to prevent students from outside the peninsula finding accommodation nearby. Their plans were thwarted by social activists. The campus thrived and was cherished by the public.

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      soma’palan’ who funds the public purse? Idiot that money is funded by tax payers, exported goods and other revenue collected. Tamils also pay taxes, own businesses that pay duties, etc. Uneducated mutt, only comes here to spew racist rubbish.

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      S
      This is most unfair.
      The UoJ academics, with rare exceptions, are utterly apolitical, far too apolitical for a university.
      There is much in the way of personal battles and other such problems.
      The students are political, like everywhere else. Why pick on one kind of anti-government politics while ignoring other kinds.

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        There is “politics” in the youth is natural & healthy as is critical they analysis matters to shape their future democratically…..there is “Ratha Pottu Politics under the disguise of democracy by FP/TULF/TN & foreign hands” is not normal….a proven phenomenon from North to South (JVP)..otherwise there will be no Nation left intact anywhere in our planet for us to live?

        Without the introduction of the guns and stage after stage of hate by asking the youth to slaughter opposition, audacious act by Tamil Nadu/Indian….done job.

        Hence the GOSL has consolidated what they need to consolidate and is very much a closed business up North. Hence all other SL Tamils who will not return to Jaffna be it from the overseas nor from down South of SL because of the toxic nature/wasted landscape left to the unfortunate to pickup/be consumers of all that is trash….the “Sinhala Skin Slipper /Modaya stories get told by the FP/TULF on each stage” I remember used by the children in the classes then in 70’s….very innocent too as who would blame them??

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      Tamil people, contribute far more to the public purse compared to what the Sinhalese contribute and also pay taxes . However the ordinary Sinhalese have been brainwashed by their elite and politicians to think , the public purse only belongs to them and for their sole benefit . The Tamils and Tamil Muslims are there to contribute to this and pay far more than their share of taxes but should not enjoy its benefits. You are reflecting this stupid uneducated racist thoughts that most Sinhalese hold Tamils have every right to demand services from the state just like the Sinhalese . Understood racist creature. Secondly the land and the buildings of the Jaffna university was established in Paramaeswara College buildings that was funded by my distant ancestor and also Jaffna College . The state did not spend anything to establish this university. They just took over these Schools or Buildings and established the university. Stop posting racist rubbish.

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    UOJ instead of growing as Tamils’ temple of Vani, by the oppression of Rapist Army, growing as a thorn in the palm. Without Tamils going alone none of these can be fixed.

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      Mallaiyuran
      Both you and me agree on Tamils going alone.
      The difference is you are concerned with the political aspirations of less than 50% of Tamils while I am concerned with the benefits of going alone for ALL the Tamils.
      .
      There is another major difference between you and me.
      You never tell the readers who the Tamils are. Who and who are included/excluded? In other words who are asking a political solution for?
      I never fail to give my definition of Tamils:
      All Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival.
      Thanks.

      Soma

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    There are remembrance monuments for Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna cadres in Jayawardena and Vayamba Universty premises. Pictures of statues and fallen comrades are published in tamil
    JVPnews. com website today. ( I don’t think this site has any connection to the political party JVP ) Just like LTTE, JVP too fought for a cause they believed just and proper and would therefore urge the government not to demolish the same. Although we all know different rules are applied to each community, I still make this appeal.

    By the way did anyone notice a Tamil person, may be a lecturer or Registrar, shouting at the students who tried to block the demolition, wearing a tie in midnight. Surely this brown sahib of Jaffna needs some treatment.

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    When the Sinhalese spit Venom on the Tamils it is Nationalism, but when the Tamils resist it is communalism.
    The holy Ash and the Kungkumam elongated line (not pottu) on the forehead of the Vice Chancellor is a ‘Mask’ worn by him to mislead the Hindu Tamils that he is a God fearing individual. On the the contrary God seem to fear him.

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    This act shows how FAILED the present government is. In order to divert the attention of the people from economic hardships they face and failure to bring back middle east workers, the Govt has started this heinous act. They tried to divert attention earlier by not allowing Muslim burials, that has back fired and it has become an international issue. A crooks Ukrain tourist project another failure.
    We see war memorials especially honoring the 30 year war in military camps. In fact we also see in some Buddhist temples murals depicting historic war victories. Are these symbols not a hindrance to the unity among citizens in the country?
    When we see all the judges who are sitting on the benches today, senior police officers, armed forces senior officers, senior government servants, appointees to various committees by the President and PM, the composition of all these do not represent the ethnic mix we see in Sri Lanka. Are these not an hindrance to communal harmony in the country.
    How stupid can this President be to make such errors. We all expected that he will be a President to all but to see he is a President not even to all Sinhalese but to a selected group of “Racial Sinhalese Buddhists”..

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