20 February, 2019

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The Black Day: Independence Day As A Day Of Mourning

By C.V. Wigneswaran

C.V Wigneswaran

From pre British times various units of people had separate kingdoms for themselves preserving their individual languages, culture, heritage, fine arts and ways of life. The British for administrative reasons centralized all those units during their period and brought them under their authority. In time this centralisation gave way to repression of civil liberties and civil wars in many Asian and African Countries. Many such groups which were subject to repression and exploitation during colonial times expected freedom when the British left them. But that was not to be. 

Our story too is that.

After Independence was granted by the British in 1948 the repression, exploitation and refusal to grant our legitimate rights continued even in a more virulent manner within this Island. That is why we have decided to show our disapproval and negative feelings in a democratic, peaceful manner proclaiming today’s so called Independence Day as a day of mourning. 

An Independence Day should be celebrated by a people who obtained freedom. Not by groups of people who have been subjected to further repression, discrimination, exploitation and hegemonic domination after the British left. If under the present circumstances we were to celebrate Independence it would mean we are being forced and/or pressured to do so. That the Armed Forces in large numbers still residing among us have compelled us to do so. 

We must realize that many communities and groups of people all over the world who were affected by British Colonialism have resorted to such “Black Day” demonstrations, the world over.

If we investigate the causes that led to such repression by our indigenous governments we would find that the Kandyan Kingdom which was the last to fall to the British and which existed from the 14th Century up to February 1815 was ruled by South Indian Nayakar Kings. These (Hindu) kings in order to keep their authority in tact diplomatically converted themselves to Buddhism. After the British left us those who became our Governor Generals and Sinhala Leaders many of whom were the descendants of these Nayakars, in order to retain their political authority resorted to racial discrimination. 

This led to unprecedented schism among the Tamils and the Sinhalese. It led to blood baths. Continuous acts of genocide were perpetrated against the Tamils. Thousands of Tamils have been missing. Our lands have been seized and continue to be seized. Our resources are being exploited. Tamils have been deprived of running their affairs by themselves. Having seized our lands and rights the successive Sri Lankan Governments are bargaining with us to release just a few of them. Some of our erudite members of the TNA are saying do not annoy the Government!   

But the relatives of the disappeared and our University Students have understood the situation and have come forward to declare the Independence Day as a Day of Mourning. It pleases us to see their concern and enthusiasm. They give us hope. Unlike our erst while Tamil leaders our people now seem to have woken up to reality.

Even in Keppapilavu, demonstrations are taking place today. Since I have attended the Kilinochchi demonstration I could not go to Keppapilavu. The Keppapilavu people have with dedication been fighting for the release of their lands from the Military. Their doggedness is to be lauded. Their fight would definitely be successful. I am in touch with them. A member from among them met me even yesterday. I hope to visit them soon.

The period allotted to Sri Lanka by Resolution 34/1 of the UN Human Rights’ Council for implementation will expire next March. In 2015 further 2 years’ time was given to implement the original Resolution 30/1. Next month this matter is to be taken up in Geneva for review. This resolution was important in our agitation for the resolution of our conflict and in our search for Justice. No tangible progress has been made so far by Sri Lanka. We need to work towards the International community using its pressure on the Sri Lankan Government.

It is time to take this matter before Secretary General of the UN. We need an independent International Mechanism to investigate into the war crimes committed by Sri Lanka. We must agitate for such a mechanism. We should seek the support of the Secretary General to comply with provisions which relate to obligations imposed on the International Community through General Assembly Resolution 60/147 to act under the authority of chapter VII of the UN Charter.

We need to submit a Resolution ourselves in this regard to be brought to the notice of the Secretary General of the UN. I intend taking such steps through the TPC. I would be contacting Messrs Gajendrakumar, Suresh Premachandran, Ayngaranesan and Ms.Ananthy Sasitharan and others in this regard.

May our agitation bring unity and resolution of all our conflicts!   

An English Translation of the Response given by Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, Former Chief Minister, Northern Province and presently Secretary General Thamizh Makkal Kootanii when asked about the Black Day demonstration held at Kilinochchi on Independence Day by parents and relatives of the Disappeared and University Students 

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    In Africa you see many communal problems like that of Sri Lanka. For exactly the reason Wigneswaran mentioned in this article. All the tribes in Africa had their own nations. But the white colonialists redrew the borders and created a situation where you now had ‘majority tribes’ ruling over ‘minority tribes’. The majority tribes benefitted totally and deliberately set about causing hell for the minorities, resulting in conflicts which led to civil wars and genocides. African continent has now become famous for this.

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      JS
      There is tribalism in Africa.
      But tribes do not and cannot define nations.
      They coexist much better than us in most places except in a few countries.
      The trouble there is that too many outsiders are after Africa’s mineral wealth.

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      No Tamil nationalist party, despite solemn declarations, has a plan of action to address the issues before them. The lot never knew what it means to plan, except to win elections.
      *
      Notably, CVW never objected to Independence Day celebrations when he held high office.
      He imagines himself as the Messiah of the Tamils, but is politically clueless.
      *
      Some of the Tamil media that was bitter about the non-performance of the TNA took turns to support its opponents. At one time they supported CVW in the hope that he will unite the ‘opposition’. Now that support is beginning to evaporate slowly, but surely.
      Thoroughly isolated in the Tamil political scene, he hopes to make the Tamil university youth his last bastion.
      The man is desperate.
      Be kind, and ignore him.

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        SJ

        “No Tamil nationalist party, despite solemn declarations, has a plan of action to address the issues before them.”

        Perhaps they are hoping for a second, third ………… or fourth coming of the Hindians in the form of IPKF (mark 2, 3, or 4), similar to your dream of waking up to Chinese new year dawning on this island. Perhaps this year being year of pig which is not good, 2020 will be year of Rat. Rats are thought to be curious and thoughtful and like tidiness according to Chinese astrology.

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      As Jomo Kenyatta would say:

      “When the Missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the Missionaries had the Bible. They taught how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.”

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    -Mr. WIgneswaran: Tamils are naturalized all over the World. Why only the Tamils naturalized in sinhale has been given and/or should be given special rights.

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      JD
      Because Tamils naturalized out side sri lanka are equal to the locals who are a much civilized and cultured society.so they are glad to. Naturalized in sinhale is kind of demotion.

      Hope I made the subject much more clearer for you.

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    I think the military officers in visvamadu should contest as independant candidates. Sinhal govt should promote Tamil politicians to ask for more Tamils Schools for Tamils and Should force Sinhala students to learn Tamil speaking and Writing.

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      Shut up lying racist animal. constantly coming here and posting racist garbage against Tamils. Well said Vigneswaran , you will now see lots or abuse against Tamils from the Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists and these converted fake Arab immigrant South Indian Wahhabis.

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        Siva Sankaran Sharma

        Is it the case of “pot calling the kettle black”?

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    There is no alternative to this problem other than embracing the SRI LANKAN identity
    and standing up for our common values.

    All communities should celebrate each others culture , language etc.

    No point in wasting time about all these nonsense.

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      Best policy to promote Sri Lankan identity is to practice unity in diversity instead of forcing Sinhala and Buddhism on others which is the cause of the present conflict. A lot of damage had been done by successive governments to promote racial tensions leading to disharmony. Even at this stage there is no sign of this abating. The only way to come out of this is genuine sharing of power and territory in an effective and fair manner and no one in power seems to be moving in that line. What is happening in northern and eastern provinces against Tamils by both Sinhalese and Muslims are signs of atrocity. Tamils will never get justice without international intervention.

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        Dr. Gnana,
        Agree with your take except for running to the White man to fix our problems. This is a result of the Colonialism that is ingrained in our heads – “Only the White man could do us justice” mentality. This thought process has no racial divide(case in point – the 51 day debacle when the PM was running to the White man embassies for help to be reinstated).

        This is the time to unite and practice/promote the Sri Lankan identity. Until we do that, the greedy/corrupt politicians are laughing their way to the bank and the White man keeps passing resolutions to keep us kneeling down.

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          You are wrong. India intervened in Bangladesh and UN intervened in both East Timor and South Sudan and they are not white men. Turkey intervened in Cyprus. Only in Bosnia and Kosovo NATO has intervened. Just uttering sweet words is not enough when ground realities is different. All Sinhala racists must hang their heads in shame looking at Philippines. There the government has offered wide spread autonomy to Muslim majority south Mindanao island. There is an ongoing insurgency where a church was bombed recently killing 20 Catholics. They did not say that there is a threat to secession by these armed groups and therefore they cannot grant autonomy. They did not say that federalism will lead to division. In Sri Lanka there is no armed insurrection at present and Tamils have agreed to find a solution within a single country. In Philippines there is no allegation of murder and ethnic cleansing of Muslims and large scale settlement of Catholics to alter demography. In the autonomous region Muslims are only 70% and in some districts Catholics are the majority. They did not say that all areas cannot be merged because in some parts Muslims are not in the majority, and deny territory to Muslims. (Continued)

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
            At one time in history, Sinhalayo were the only people in the North and East. Sinhalayo built one of the most advanced hydraulic system with thousands of ‘Wewa’. Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Kingdoms were in the North and East. Dravidian invaders massacred Sinhalayo, burnt down their settlements and forced them to move to South. Even at the time Parangi came, majority in Yapanaya were Sinhalyo; second Muslims. Yapanaya was under the rule of King in Kandy. That is why King sent a Sinhala army to Yapanaya to fight against Parangi. Parangi flooded Yapanaya with slaves from Hindusthan. So you Demalu should hand over Yapanaya to Sinhalayo and go back from where your ancestors came or force Portuguese to take you to their country.

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          (Continued). Only Muslim area was granted autonomy and not other areas where Catholics are in the majority. They did not say that they cannot treat Muslim areas different from other areas. They did not put up other ethnicities against Muslims that they do not want to be ruled by minorities. Referendum was held only in areas of Muslim majority region and not in the entire country and received 85% support. This is how you settle problems in a fair manner. In Sri Lanka you say federalism will lead to division and not prepared to let go unitary state. You say north and east cannot be merged because east is a multiethnic area, jolly well knowing that you are responsible for change of demographic pattern by both settlement of Sinhalese and ethnic cleansing of Tamils. You are putting up Muslims to deny Tamils their land, knowing very well that Muslims were settled in east as refugees and are not the legitimate owners of the land. If you are honest go ahead and devolve full powers to Tamils in a merged north and east without giving excuses. If you cannot settle this problem due to opposition from Sinhala people, please summon UN to intervene as how did in other cases. Otherwise do not make empty rhetoric about one nation, one identity etc.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
            Forget about this dumb thing comparing other countries with Sri Lanka. Every country is unique and the way it is Governed is determined by ground realities in that particular country. Sri Lanka does not have to do something because country X Y or Z did. Face the reality. Demalu do not have a deep rooted history in Sinhale. What Demalu have in this country; language, culture, traditions are all brought from their Homeland in Hindusthan. Whereas, Sinhalayo have a unique language, culture and traditions evolved by themselves in their native country.

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          Rajiv Tennekoon

          “Agree with your take except for running to the White man to fix our problems. “

          Would you mind if they ran to brown man, yellow man or black man?
          If you don’t treat your family well then of course your women folks will run to the foreigners, strangers, neighbours, … for solace ……….. and will not stop them taking advantage.

          Please stop advising and start thinking about how you have treated them in the past, present and intend to treat them in the future while the fascists take hold of the reign of this island.

          “This is the time to unite and practice/promote the Sri Lankan identity.”

          Another meaningless Bull S**t often being repeated. What is “Sri Lankan identity”, who defines it, who enforce it and how would that be enforced, by slicing the neck, impaling, ………….. ?

          Please ignore me if you do not know the answers.

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      Citizen Silva

      Could you define “SRI LANKAN identity” and common values.
      And tell us who defines it and how it will be enforced?

      If you haven’t got a clue please ignore me.

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        So called Native
        Were you born in some cosy Western Country?
        If you live in SL or have lived in SL you should know this by now

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          Citizen Silva

          If you haven’t got a clue don’t bother.

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    kudos to C.V. Wigneswaran for boldly stating tamil people’s stand that the so called elected representatives have failed to do. i am sure he would have earned the wrath of sinhalese and even some ‘tamil moderates’. sri lankan independence day has been and will be a day of mourning for tamils living under occupation and they have marked it as such throughout the north and east with black flags.

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    There is no mention about the future of +50% Tamil (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival) who are trapped in areas outside NE.

    Soma

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      You keep on parroting the same lies , thinking a lie often repeated becomes the truth. Unlike the other Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists , you are polite but this still does not hide the fact that you are a racist and another Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist. Even according to your government statistics 51% of the island’s Tamils live in the north and east and 70% of the island’s indigenous Tamils live in the north and east. and 99% of the rest live around Colombo. The north west coast from Puttalam to Negombo is also home to many indigenous Tamils and you still find many indigenous Tamil villages in these areas. People who have not converted to the Sinhalese identity and have remained Tamil Hindu or Catholic. These areas were also part of the ancient Tamil Jaffna kingdom . It was the British who took them out of the Tamil North and made these areas part of the Sinhalese homeland. The South Indian origin Dravidian Muslim Tamils do not want to be identifies as Tamils but as fake Arabs/Moors and do everything to destroy their own Tamil language and culture in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin. They were also co partners with the Sinhalese racists in the Eelam Tamil genocide, so cannot be counted with the rest of the Tamils. It does not matter even if 80% of the Tamils live outside the north and east. The north and east is the ancient homeland of the island’s Tamils and this does not change , just like Scotland is the land of the Scots , despite the fact many Scottish people now do not live in Scotland. Stop posting garbage and deliberate misinformation to suit your Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist agenda.

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        Siva Sankaran Rama: I think Tamils live in the North are mostly Kallathonis who recently arrived in the North. Because, even the Tzamils migrated to Norway after 1983, Have learned good Norwegian and they speak Norwegian. but, they do not have any of theirs in there. Sri lanka has Tamil problems Sri lankan Politicians are DUMB chicken who bend to both the India and to the International community, all for politics. International community wants to exploit Sri lanka and India wants to make happy ORUMITHTHA – TAMILNADU their next political solution.

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          Your thoughts and feelings do not matter only facts and history matters . We all know what you think is garbage and racist. Fact proves Tamils originating from the north east and north west coast are indigenous to the island, largely descended from the ancient Naga , Yakka and original immigrants from North East India , the Sri Lankan Tamils share a 28-30% DNA with the Bengali compared to the 25% DNA shared by Sinhalese. Sinhalese are largely descended largely from immigrants from South India, from ancient to fairly recently. 50% of them from largely low caste South Indian immigrants who were imported into the island as slave labour by the Portuguese and Dutch . These are facts and not fiction . It is these recently Sinhalised low born and high born South Indian immigrants like the Karawa, Salagama, Durawe, Hunu, Hali, Berawa, and the Kandyan upper castes and Radalas who have made the Sinhalese now a majority in the island. This is also a fact. Sinhalese language originated from the corruption of the local Tamil dialect Elu with the Pali, Parakrit and Sanskrit closely associated with Buddhism . Tamil is the biggest individual contributor to the vocabulary of the Sinhalese language. 35-40% of the Sinhalese vocabulary is derived from Tamil. Its grammar, lexicon, syntax and alphabet is purely derived from Tamil and not from Pali or Sanskrit. Everything about the Sinhalese culture, dress , food reeks of South India/Tamil and not North India. Even the Hindu gods they worship like Lord Murgan, Patthini, Ayanar( Ayanayake) are all Tamil gods. these are facts and they matter not your stupid evil racist thoughts. They are only fit for the garbage bin.

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              ravi perera
              the Sinhala speaking Demela

              Brilliant.
              Keep up your good work.

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                  ravi perera
                  the Sinhala speaking Demela

                  Brilliant.
                  Keep up your good work.

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              Ranjith(SPRRW)
              Failed sorcerer

              Brilliant.
              Keep up your good work.

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            Only South Indian state that closely resemble Sri Lanka is Kerala. People of Kerala educated (majority). A town like Tiruvanduram is very clean like Colombo and to some extent food to have similarity. When you go to a city in Tamil Nadu you can see only dirt and so filthy. When you see this you can know how advanced and cultured these Tamils are.

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          Prince Vijaya is the number ONE kallathoni!

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        Mr S.S.S.
        What is your definition of ‘Tamils’ or ‘Tamil Nation’ ?
        My definition is
        “all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival, scattered across the island.”
        What is the definition adopted by TNA when they agitate for a ‘solution’?
        If you say there is a ‘problem’ to be solved the proposed ‘solution’ should encompass at least 90% of Tamils {my definition).
        I encourage the Hindu/Christian Tamils to reconcile with their Islamic brothers before they talk about ‘reconciliation’ with the Sinhalese.
        I am the only Sinhalese in this forum who supports a separate Homeland for all Tamils. I am concerned with the future of Tamils who presently occupy areas outside NE. Don’t be selfish.

        Soma

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          somass

          “What is your definition of ‘Tamils’ or ‘Tamil Nation’ ?”

          Excerpt:
          யாதும் ஊரே யாவரும் கேளிர்
          To us all towns are our own, everyone our kin,

          ….

          Kaniyan Poongundran, Purananuru – 192
          (Adapted from translation by G.U.Pope, 1906)

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            No my dear Native, you have to choose between the Homeland. OR the right to live anywhere. As the wise poet suggests choose the latter option. The poet had not met with the duplicity of Tamil racists.

            Soma

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              somass

              Are you sure you know what you are talking about?
              The western idea of Homeland can be traced back to 1660s, Ham Land, “enclosed pasture.”. Isn’t it what I am offering you and your fellow Mutant Sinhala/Buddhist fascist minorities?

              By the way the Kaniyan Poongundran was a poet of the Sangam period, 300 BC – 300 AC.

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          Soma,

          We have been asking for Singapore-Malaysia Solution. Singapore left Malaysia as a Tamil speaking Country too. But only 10% of the Malaysian Tamils left with Singapore. 90% is still remaining in Malaysia. While Singapore is a Tamil too country, Malaysian Tamil population is many times higher than Singapore. So you don’t have to go frustrated about the Tamils remaining back in Lankawe after Tamil Eelam go separate.

          That is the norm for Malays and more or less for Chinese too.

          Malaysia started to become a economic power house because it has solved the main portion of it racial problems. The only way for Lankawe to get out of International Pariah status is to let the Tamils go out. That will enable them to remove all their impunity status to their war criminals, prosecute them, bring in Law and Order and revive the British established economic might. Now you have world’s most infamous war criminal as your Dutugamunu. I am worried that sooner or later you are going to face severe economic sanction from world over. Further, China is going to auction you for its money too.

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            Tamil analogy in Malaysia Singapore divide is not quite correct. Take the Chinese population to make your point. In Singapore Chinese are the rulers and hence first class citizens. There are only 3 million Chinese in Singapore. In Malaysia however much they have economic control, Chinese are second class citizens subjected to racial discrimination. Despite that 7 million Chinese chose to remain in Malaysia. So this argument that all Tamils must go out from south is not fair. Follow international law where a person has a right to choose where he is to live. On this principle any Sinhalese willing to live under Tamil rule must be allowed to live there and any Tamil willing to live under Sinhala rule must be allowed to live in the south. Chinese in Singapore know the value of Ceylon Tamils unlike in Sinhalese in Sri Lanka who are imbibed in racism.

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              Dr.GS
              Nothing is more hypocrical than this demand for the right to live anywhere while demanding a separate Homeland. The moment you start justifying the right to live anywhere the whole rationale for a Homeland falls flat on its face. In political science it is called HOLIDAY RESORT MODEL OF A SEPARATE HOMELAND.
              What is this hullabaloo about genocide, discrimination, Black Day: Independence Day As A Day Of Mourning etc. etc. if a single Tamil says I want to stay with the Sinhalese, leave aside +50%?

              Soma

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        ” The north and east is the ancient homeland of the island’s Tamils and this does not change , just like Scotland is the land of the Scots , despite the fact many Scottish people now do not live in Scotland. “

        Your equivalent of scotland is Tamil Nadu man. In Sri Lanka, you might be able to add Jaffna Peninsula to this. Vanni and certainly East is just a dream. It is time to act and secure your homeland. Try the diplomatic front this time and see if you succeed. (Satyagraha and armed phases are all over). Good luck

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          ravi perera
          the Sinhala speaking Demela

          “Your equivalent of scotland is Tamil Nadu man.”

          Tamil Nadu is your ancestral homeland..

          As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Hindia, whether you little islanders like it or not. Sri Lanka forms part of Akhand Bharat, while Northeast forms part of Akhand Tamilaham.

          Why don’t you take a walk to the local Hindian High Commission and have a deep conversation. By the way Hindians have their branches in Jaffna, Hambantota, Badula, ……

          You should start working for the Chinese in order to redress the balance between Hindians and Chinaman.

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              ravi perera
              the Sinhala speaking Demela

              Brilliant
              Immensely refreshing, indeed invigorating.

              Please keep up your good work.

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        Bramin alias Paralaya when & where your tamil language involved. Jaffna, or Batticoloa or south India. ?????? That means you lot migrated here at the time of Elara era or some other tamil occupation era.No any older chronicle mentioned existence of tribes called NAGAS here but talk lot about existence of Yakka & Deva tribes. Raksha tribes came latter from central India. Then explain me how do you talk about existence of tribe called NAGAS. Even if they existed they might be ELU speakers like the other tribes. Your tamil language is a derivative of Language called proto Dravidian that came to Godavari with proto Dravidians around 6 or 7 thousand years ago. Do you trying to say until arrival of your people from south west Iran people lived in Lanka & south part of India did not talk or communicate each other ?????. Did not Eat. Did not move & looking at towards south west Iran until arrival of Darvadian lot.???? do not talk nonsense man though you are a crack case looking for so called brahmin status. Do you think proto Dravidians brought Brahmin with them keeping them on their shoulders.Get lost man. go and get your mind examined by mental specialist. The other thing here in lanka ancient society did not have any cast systems like your south Indian Dravidian society. People were assigned with specific professions. It goes from Father to son. If anybody wanted to change it they could do that. Fishermens owned paddy fields & cultivated them. They too did chena cultivations as well..The others also same. No brahmins existed.Village elders did all the animistic rituals as and when necessary. But special profersions exited like Adura, VEDA like that to look after mental and physical health of peasants in every village. That system entirely different to your tamil society system.

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          Oh the stand up comedian is back again , posting his nonsense. You should go and read his blog with regards to black people, Aryans and Dravidians , it is a treat

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            Pandi Kutti paraya Tamils were not allowed in their thousands in any time our history due to two reasons. 1. Security as tamil traders always brought armies and overthrown king’s rule. Elara was famous one. 2. Demala Sanni like Vasoori and cholera. It is clearly mentioned in our sorcery books..Demala sannies was described as killer of entire race. as such you people came hare with dutch as slave labourers to Jaffna peninsula in Dutch period and upcountry tamils in british period. The other than that only the occupied forces from tamil land came here. As such this is Sinhalese land you tamils are either slaves or coolis or descendants of soldiers of occupied forces. Avajathayans. Born due to raped by sinhalese women by occupied forces. the other than that no race called tamils existed in this territory. time to time some big merchant of tamils took over reign of this land with the help of chola, chera and Pandyas but that does not mean subjects were tamils.

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              Mind your language low life Chingkallamg. Third rate I do not understand why Colombo Telegraph is allowing rabid Chingkalla mad dogs like you to post , their lies and anti Thamizh venom on this forum. Just look at your post oozing with anti Thamizh hatred , any idiot can see that you are a Thamizh hating Chingkalla stray dog

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              What a nasty piece of goods. Well at least I checked your website and it is really a treat to read the rubbish posted on the site. Well at least no one will want to touch or rape you , even if you badly want to. You are so ugly . You are a definitely descended from the Tamil untouchables who were imported into the island by the Dutch as slave labour. that is why you are barking mad here like some Rabid dog and abusing everyone in foul language. Such an ugly creature. No wonder you are so bitter

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      somass

      You are rest assured he must have known my plan to segregate the Sinhala/Buddhist mutant fascist from mainland then to throw them in a 10 square mile mutant homeland. He is awaiting for you lot to be relocated to your homeland.

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      Soma despite explaining to you, you are keeping on harping about your 50% concept. What is wrong with you other than your bigoted mind. Tamils want to rule themselves their area of historic habitation. As for power Tamils must enjoy the same authority as the Sinhalese in those areas. As for territory, Tamils are prepared to demonstrate their claim using scientific methods of geology, archaeology, past demographic pattern and genetic factors. claiming entire island as belonging to Sinhalese is racism despite these evidence and Muslim claim to eastern province is worst racism when there is historical records that they went there as refugees and are not indigenous. it is only with international intervention that Tamils will get justice like what happened in Bosnia, east Timor or south Sudan.

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        Gnana,

        “As for territory, Tamils are prepared to demonstrate their claim using scientific methods of geology, archaeology, past demographic pattern and genetic factors.”

        Pls go ahead and prove it. This is you only hope in securing your homeland through UN. I would really appreciate if you can write a special article on Colombo telegraph about these scientific facts.
        Let people read your article and debate. If it is a good article with scientific facts, I will get the likes of Malinda Seneviratne to respond.

        Honestly, if you belive the present area of North and East has been a traditional tamil area,(With scientific facts) then why worry. Why ask for autonomy from Sinhalese. You have a wonderful case man.
        (Of course Rajives Ghost is still lurking around)

        I have moved around a bit with the embassies in Colombo and I know their thinking.

        Vedda, entertainment time

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          ravi perera
          the Sinhala speaking Demela

          “I have moved around a bit with the embassies in Colombo and I know their thinking.”

          JR, Athulath S**t bomb Mudali, Dutta Gamani, Ranil, Hopper Sirisena, Mahindawamsa, ………………. Somawansa …. all thought they knew what Hindians’ thinking was. Even the Hindians do not know what they have been thinking.

          Why should the Hindians show their hand?
          Ask them their names, they will talk to you for hours until the cows come home still at the end of the day you won’t get a satisfactory answer.

          Don’t waste time talking to them. Go find a part time job and earn a few rupees and you can be a independent person and need not to depend on your women folks for your pocket money.

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    Dear Hon Chief Justice Sir
    -I am glad to hear that the TNA advise regards to not to aggravate the government – 19561977198119832009 the results of aggravation by FP/TULF/TNA must be very painful realisation perhaps??.
    -As I have always agreed the problems but the solutions then and now for Tamils like myself by the FP politics has been the problem to our developing Nation?? A gradual and systematic increase in death of Tamils and Sinhalese over this period by the JVP and TNA politics specially since 1970 are a fact of life for us all????.
    -I am also certain your good self or the TNA taking up Tamil issues with regards to the missing/jailed/land issues are just as counterproductive as our previous journey?? dominated by the gun trotting killers of the TULF then resulted in the current carnage where we allowed our children as mercenaries to foreign state sponsored terrorism.
    – Please leave the university children alone as they need to focus on their studies you may agree?? this is where JVP / TNA disservice to the Nation came where the future pillars of the society were removed for the wrong causes?
    – Bring all the diaspora children who finished studies gainfully employed in the secular socities around the world to do the fighting for the TNA and your party causes please.
    – Since you have such an understanding of Britain should you be going to the UK?? working with the Kingston Council rather should encourage all the Tamils Diaspora to return home from the UK please.??
    – This will set the right president and the ambiance for us all to return to Nation build????
    – We have a blacked/smoked screened mind because we do not know how to pay tribute to the Nations dead by progressive means….I watched the NPC and the discussions during your tenor except you removed my Fathers name from ‘Karainagar Hindu College’ nothing else was achieved in 5 years??????

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    The Tamils missed a number of opportunities. First Sir P.Ramanathan could have easily pressed the British for a separate State or a Federal structure for Sri Lanka. I think Sir P.Ramanathan did not expect these problems or he should have vested interests in Colombo.
    Second, S.W.R.D.Bandaranayake sowed the seeds of communalism which later developed as a gigantic issue. Even G.G.Ponnampalam was selfish and did not care for the Tamils. And so with C.Suntharalingam. Later there were communal disturbances. The Tamil political leaders had not shown any interest developing the economy of the North-East Province. Even if one Parliamentarian though from the UNP or SLFP does something the other Tamil political leaders make emotional speeches which later laid the foundation for the growth of military/terrorist organizations. Finally when the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed, the LTTE failed to corporate with India and there were bloodsheds. Later, the LTTE killed all the politicians, high ranking Tamil Officers, educationalists, professionals, etc and cadres from other militant groups..None of them discussed about the economic development in the Northern Province. I can still recollect when the DUNF was formed, I have discussed with Lalith Athulathmudali and Gamini Dissanayake to develop the Palaly Airport into an International Airport and the KKS Harbour in 1990 (The Island) to which some Sinhalese Officers and these two Ministers obliged to with the view to defuse the tension. There are some Sinhalese who are really genuine to settle this issue. It is the narrow-minded political leaders who are instrumental to make independence a mockery.

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      Mr Ayathuray Rajasingam 
      History is history.
      Let us begin with the present – demographic distribution of Tamils {all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion caste or the date of arrival) across the island.
      Intellectuals of your calibre should form a committee to prepare a draft proposal for a ‘political solution’ which encompasses at least 90% of Tamils.
      Even if your interpretation of history is correct don’t you realise that you are trying to solve a problem in history and the science of time travel has not yet arrived.

      Soma

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        somass

        It’s time you packed your bags and got ready to move into your new mutant fascist homeland. On the other hand you can go back to your ancestral homeland in South India. The choice is yours.

        In case if you missed saffron thuggery please travel bit further beyond Vindthya Range, above southern boundary of the Āryāvarta, where you will be welcome by another set of saffron fascists.

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        somass

        “History is history.”

        Myth is Myth.
        You and your fellow lot should be congratulated for being pioneers of great changes. The Hindian fascists are transforming old myths into History, and adding new ones to it, saffron thuggery, enforcing perverted linguo/religio fascism on people, hypocrisy, …………. converting people to Hindutva Fascism, …………

        I give you credit to you for your achievement for disseminating your fascist culture from this little island to your Mother country Hindia.

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        Absolutely, Soma!

        History is history (& we can argue about it till the cows come home).
        Let us begin with the present.

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      Mr Rajasingam

      You appear to speak approvingly of Lalith Athulathmudali but I wonder how genuine his efforts to diffuse the tension were.

      I for one will never forget the cry he introduced into the Referendum campaign– “A vote for the Pot is a vote for Eelam!”

      This deadly identification of separatism with a demand for the due parliamentary election, was taken up and expanded throughout the campaign. I saw it scrawled on the wall of the cemetery in Mount Lavinia, LA’s own electorate*. Was it this, perhaps, that stirred up communalist feelings in those last months of 1982? It was repeatedly claimed that MP Amirthalingam had said this? I think it was LA who set this accusation in motion.. Amirthalingan, himself, hotly denied in Parliament that he had ever said any such thing.

      The shockingly illegal, violent and corrupt behaviour of govt elements managed to snatch a lying verdict from the poll.

      Another result was anger (of govt & supporters) against the Tamils, whom, it appeared, voted heavily in favour of the Pot. An already simmering resentment, obligingly stirred up by Athulathmudali, and requiring only a match to kindle it — burst into flame at the news of the Tiger’s fatal ambush of 13 (?) soldiers in the North. Those who had already been prepared with electoral lists, leapt into action.

      And what was Athulathmudal’s expressed concern amidst the horrendous violence of those — never to be forgotten days? — the fact that people were having to stand in queues to buy their food!

      Cont…

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        Part 2
        When we look with despair at the electoral choices before us now, we shouldnt assume that the politicians of yesteryear were so much better. Many may have been more capable, better educated, with more guile, but it is THEIR dishonesty, lack of principle, dissembling and unwillingness to squarely confront the issues, that have bequeathed to us a situation that we seen to have even less ability to settle than they had.

        And what, honestly, what did the 30-year war settle?

        *Soon after the outbreak of violence in July 83, the airport at Ratmalana, also in his electorate, was filled to overflowing with terrified people. I wonder if he even went there.

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          Dear Manel

          Despite his academic heights and friendship with several Tamils whom he referred to as his “buddies” LA was a virulent anti-Tamil while he entered politics. Was professional jealousy a factor or was his friend JR’s son the cause, I do not know.
          He was the brains behind the air-force dropping bombs in Tamil areas with a strong human faecal base – calculated also to spread disease and destroy a large number of civilian lives. He did much to annoy India in those fragile times because he suspected India was backing Gamini D for President once JRJ steps down. It is now accepted it was Premadasa’s men who did him in – although false propaganda at time named the LTTE. If you recall, fearing an attack on his life at that time from this quarter LA lodged a Police Entry naming one of RP’s favoured thugs trading in Vegetables at the Manning market. Your comments on LA’s response to thousands of Tamils seeking safety in
          Camps in Ratmalana area is noted. Shadenfreude? Perhaps.

          Vanangamudi

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            Vanangamudi

            “He did much to annoy India in those fragile times because he suspected India was backing Gamini D for President once JRJ steps down.”

            This is where competitive racism come handy.
            Dutta Gamani was suspected of being the closest friend Hindia ever had, who was in the cabinet. You know what that meant.

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            Vanangamudi,
            Do not mention that the LTTE never had a hand. LTTE had links with R.Premadasa who had transported arms & Ammunitions to the LTTE directly from Colombo harbour without any formalities of checking. Had you been present at the Court Martial hearing relating to the attack on Rajiv Gandhi, you would have known how everything was calculated both by R.Premadasa & the LTTE.. There is suspicion that JR’s son played havoc damaging LA’s image. There were some LTTEers (especially from VVT) at LA’s house even. After the formation of the DUNF, both LA & Gamini Dissanayake showed interest and wanted to give priority to the economic development of Northern Province, like how he organized the Mahapola Scholarship Scheme.

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              Dear Mr. Rajasingham

              I do not dispute you may have enjoyed some proximity to LA. Many of us did.
              Lalith was parachuted into the UNP higher levels by his friend, Ravi only around
              ’77. This cannot be in dispute. I can’t recall the two falling out. LA also used the Colombo Underworld when it suited him. Remember the Acid attack on Perin’s friend (Mahen Abeywira?)As to the late RP, he played ball with many – simultaneously. Often using Maru Sira, Pasky and others. This includes the JVP and LTTE. He hated the Indians – and they knew it. Remember in former IHC Mehrotra’s post-retirement memoir he amusingly recalls RP threatening to declare war on India!!!!

              Don’t you believe LA and GD sincerely wanting to develop the North. They were both downright anti-Tamil to the last fibre – although both had close Tamil friends.
              LA’s close buddy was Gamini Irriyagolla and GD’s was that rabid racist Elle Gunawansa Thero. What more evidence does one need.

              Vanangamudi

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        Manel Fonseka,
        I agree with you. But that was in the 1980s. But after the 1990’s when the DUNF was formed, there were number of Tamils in the Party and we had an opportunity to discuss our problem. Of course he was reluctant with the usage of the ‘Federalism’. But he suggested another word or some alternative to diffuse the tension. Our Tamil political leaders always failed to get around people and instead they speak with emotion. At the same time, our Tamil political leaders have the habit of not allowing the other educated class to speak with the Sinhalese political leaders. Lalith was also worried about the reactions of the Buddhist clergy whose minds was poisoned by the Sinhalese extremists. If we have to achieve our objects we have to be patient and gradually explain that we are also one with them.I also wrote an article entitled ‘Some errors to be rectified’ after consulting with our Sinhalese friends. What is required is diplomacy and not emotional talks in a hurry. There are also number of good Sinhalese who have given protection during the riots.

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      Dear AJ

      All is good and agree except when you say LTTE killed everyone?? ensure you also inlude all other Tamil groups that existed since 1970 and state their honour killings of fellow Tamils unquestioned by the state/ached on by TULF?

      LTTE reference makes a mockery as the Nation and the world only knows LTTE after 1983 killing of the armed forces and the ensued war?????

      TNA composite parties TELO/PLOTE and all others have not been put on trial for all their killings yet?? have access to parliament because we did the same with the JVP????

      Please use the term ‘Tamil Militant groups’ if appropriate as suppose LTTE is a more appropriate terms when trials of the crimes are yet to take place for all the killings since 1970 by all the people. This will include the Tamil Nadu training camp operators too will be tried for the killing as well as all those who savagely killed their fellow Tamils before started the journey with the Armed forces????? target practice I guess at the traitors and the turncoats perhaps…………..the world knows nothing yet.

      As generations have passed since 1970 we should not dish out incorrect reference points to the next generation specially there is no LTTE around to defend our story lines……this inconvenient truth is a different matter for GOI/GOSL/TNA/UN/Geo Political Masters.

      Do not be duped into this ‘puppet show’ by the TNA as they are all doing what they did for the past 70 years while talking causes/nationhood made a good living out of the Tax payers expense and the at the end our blood too…now have a selective war crime tribunals for the final few days of the war?????? what a mockery of human intelligence. Thank you

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      Focussing on developing Palaly into an international airport and KKS into a modern harbour plus a fully integrated University in Jaffna functioning in English can result in 2 million Tamils in the NEP enjoying a high living standard. In addition, we should develop local and international tourism in the NEP. Agriculture and Fisheries at present levels can continue. If about 300,000 Tamils in the Diaspora invest a minimum of US$10,000 each for 10 years at 5% annual Interest in a Jaffna branch of an international bank a solid financial base for the new entity may be realised.

      It is these that the diaspora should concentrate on. If 50% of this can be accomplished under the present geo-political reality Tamils in the NEP and the Sinhala majority in the rest of the country can live in peace and harmony in the future.

      R. Varathan

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    There were Tamil kings and Sinhalese kings ruling different areas at different times.
    ,
    You conveniently forgot about the time of Portuguese invasions and the kings at the time.
    ,
    Forgot how the Tamil kings worked with the British to gain control of power of the Sinhalese majority.
    ,
    For 3000 years written history Sri Lanka was recognized by many nations as the land of 4 helaya.
    ,
    It’s a known fact that the majority speak Sinhalese and the minority speak Tamil.
    ,
    In fact at the time British left the ratio was 4:1.
    ,
    The 20 percent was including the Muslims as well.
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    Muslims and the Sinhalese majority refused to work for the British. But the Tamils were more than willing to work with them.
    ,
    How do you think you received 50 percent representation of power when the British left?
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    Do you think the Majority who did not care about the British should accept the same?
    ,
    Genocide? Seriously? Check the percentage now? Haven’t the Sinhalese percentage decreased and the Tamil percentage increased? What happened to the Sinhalese and the Muslims lived in the North?
    ,
    Why don’t you or the UN write about the Sinhalese and the Muslims killed by LTTE?
    ,
    Why don’t you write about the 80,000 Sinhalese youth killed for standing up against economic disparity for all the communities without discrimination?
    ,
    You are working for some group who purely thrives on Hate.
    ,
    You have all the human rights required. Due to economic disparity and corruption caused by the same, makes it harder for the poor to exercise their legal rights.
    ,
    In all the communities the rich are thriving.
    ,
    Please kindly stop this nonsense and look at avenues to spread love to close the gap created by both sides.
    ,
    We are only strong together as one. Speak up for system upgrade not to destroy it.

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      Sinhalese language came into existence recently not before 3000 years ago. Sinhalese language is a mixture of Pali and Tamil;
      Sri Lanka was a Hindu Kingdom ruled by Hindu Tamil Kings: You can see five Sivan Temples [Eeswarams in Sri Lanka; Muneeswaram, West Thirukooneswaramn in East
      Thondeswaram in the South, and Naguleswaram in the North and Thirukeetheswarm in Mannar.
      You people belive the Maha Vamsa which is a myth. Not history.

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        I never claimed the Sinhalese language was spoken 3000 years ago. Please kindly read before you let your emotions run riots.
        ,
        Then Rawana also should be a myth for you? Is Rama is a lie as well according to you?
        ,
        What about Dipavamsa? It was written before the mahavamsa.
        If Rawana is a lie then whole Hinduism becomes a lie.
        ,
        Which book are you referring to? When was this written? Who wrote it?
        ,
        You conveniently didn’t answer many questions asked above. I don’t expect you will answer these questions as well.
        ,
        Learn about Indo-european languages and Indo-aryan migration to Sri Lanka to find about the Sinhalese language.
        ,
        Only books written in Pali is found in Lanka. Not in India.
        ,
        We all were the Dravidian race. But our languages are different. Not all Dravidian race descendants, speak Tamil.

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        KR, you say “Sinhalese language is a mixture of Pali and Tamil;”
        This is nonsense. Languages are not such simple mixes.
        Sanskrit has penetrated all Indian languages to different degrees. That does not make them hybrids of Sanskrit.
        Pali influenced Sinhala with the arrival of Buddhism and then Sanskrit with Mahayana influence, and Tamil by coexistence.
        Sinhala is classified as Indo-Aryan and is related to the language of the Maldives.
        Sinhala has been a flexible language in many ways and has adapted well to change.
        There was no “Hinduism” of the kind known now until after Adhi Sankara. There were many faiths that were brought under the Sanskritic Brahminist umbrella.
        Hindu gods arrived with immigrants who got Sinhalised over time and later with the Indian wives of Sinhalese rulers.
        If the Sinhalese have a myth, what myth are you using in your bogus claims?

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          SJ

          FYI
          Excerpt from:

          The Dravidian Element in Sinhalese.
          By C. E. GODAKUMBURA
          A S early as 1821 Rasmus Rask identified Sinhalese as a speech belonging
          to the same class as Sanskrit, and added that Tamil belonged to quite
          a different class. Since then the subject has been studied and discussed by
          various scholars, and it is established beyond doubt that Sinhalese is an Indo-
          Aryan language. Dravidian languages have, however, had their influence on
          Sinhalese, chiefly through contact, and Tamil, being the language spoken by
          a large population in the neighbouring part of India, asserted a wide influence
          on the vocabulary, grammar, and literature of Sinhalese. Before examining
          the Dravidian loan-words in Sinhalese and the influence of Dravidian languages
          on its structure, the amount of the indebtedness of Sinhalese writers to Tamil
          authors for their subject matter will be will be examined here.


          Source: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol.
          11, No. 4 (1946), pp. 837-841

          What was the impact of Vira Choliam on Sinhala Grammar?

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      Please post facts instead of your Lanka web lies. None of your ancient kings called themselves Aryan or Sinhalese as they were neither, as they were Tamil Naga or South Indian, 90% of your so called kings were Tamil and all your great kings were Tamils. Every so called Sinhalese king with the title Pandu or Bahu were all of Pandian Tamil heritage. When the European colonist arrived all the three kingdoms in the island , two nominally Sinhalese and one Tamil were ruled by Tamil kings. It was only the Tamil Jaffna kingdom that fought the Portuguese. The Sinhalese Kotte kingdom meekly surrendered to the Portuguese and then Sinhalese Lascars were fighting for their Portuguese masters against the Tamil Jaffna kingdom. This is why the Portuguese destroyed more than 550 Hindu temples and everything ancient in the North and East. The Sinhalese then invited the Dutch to get rid of the Portuguese and and then the British to get rid of the Tamil king who ruled Kandy. The Sinhalese ruling classes and elite were never patriotic but very treacherous and selfish only caring for themselves , just like now , this is why they ruined the country and now they have sold half the country to Chinese and others and still keep on blaming the Tamils . Stop posting Lankalies lies.

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        Kindly note having a Dravidian heritage does not mean all are Tamils.
        ,
        It is evident with Rawana story in Hinduism we Srilankans were different to the people of Rama.
        ,
        Our books written in Pali and later Sanskrit confirms the same.
        ,
        Off course the many invasions from South India would be pointless other wise.
        ,
        You are more than welcome to become a Sri Lankan without dreaming to make it a Tamil nation.
        ,
        Listen to the Sri Lankan national anthem and find the values we stand on.
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        We don’t need it to be a Sinhalese nation either.

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        In good old days tamils were not allowed here due to sannis or incurable disease. It is clearly mentioned in our mantra books. demala sanniya was the more dangerous ones. It vasoori and cholera. As such tamils were not allowed to enter into our villeges.As such accepting tamil kings here is a bullshit.Yes our colonial masters by force brought tamils labours from Andra & tamilnadu. Jaffna tamils are the descendants of dutch slaves. originally they were called Sakkiliyar. The other lot brought by british are still here in upcountry. yes some Tamil big traders occupied our territories . ELARA is one of them. They got all the blessings of then Chola or chera or Pandians kings at that time. That does not mean subjects were tamils.looting wealth was their aim. Half gone to then south indian rulers & their family members.No tamil kingdoms what soever existed in this land. Sinhalese resents tamils. treated them as historical traditional enemies. Still situation is same. One chola king statement vouch for it. In our history no tamils civilians except soldiers were allowed here at any time in our kings.Due to incurable sannis. in our books it talk about 18 of them. Vasoori & cho;ara is vorse of them. It mentioned as Demala sannis in our old books.As such no civilians whatsoever allowed into territories by our kings.As such your saying is a bullshit. Tamils live here at the movement are either tamilized Sinhalese or descendants of occupied forces soldiers relatives.or lots brought here by colonial masters for forced labour.The other than that no tamils live here. some tamil cast migrated here is a bullshit. Not allowed at all by our rulers due to incurable 18 disease or sannis..

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          The only Sani or Chaniyan here is you , with all your lies and nonsense. Comic go and post all this dribble on to your stupid comic garbage website.

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    How else you could have contributed to change this Black day into a true Independence Day for us all as follows
    – Only if you could have investigated Tamil Crime against Tamils during your tenor and time lined and documented all the killings from 1970 as to what happened in Jaffna just as the the most wonder Lady did in the Broken Palmara during the Indian Occupation period in ‘our’ SL soil in Jaffna.
    – The pre and post killings by the gun trotting children trained and armed outside the country yet to be documented, justice yet to be delivered shared with the rest of the Nation and the world alike.
    – This would have revealed the duplicity of the FP/TULF/TNA and Tamil Nadu training camps where our children were poisoned to do all things unthinkable? and we all called this Tamil this and that??
    – Please translate all the Suthenthiran paper wrings in English and Sinhala so the rest of the Nation and the world can understand how much of freedom well in excess of all others were enjoyed by this National Question lot unchallenged by the GOSL for so long??? it will tell the world the real facts vs fiction.
    – Publish all the FP/TULF/TNA meeting speeches and the response during by the politicians during each and every killings will reveal the monstrous event led to the miserable death of all the mother Lankan Children?
    – as a Chief Justice you will realise all the above evidence will reveal the conflict this has vs the law of the land and prove to all others beyond reasonable doubt who need to be charged of all crimes in our land….the National question lot and the rioters who killed the innocent who facilitated this misery??
    .

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    Continued
    The majority SL (low caste Tamils and the not so well to do Tamils historically + Majority rural Sinhalese + Indian tea plantation workers) life yet to be freed has nothing to do with GOSL? What did the elite Tamils and the Sinhalese do to demonstrate they are of equal citizens in the newly born Sri Lanka by sharing and caring for the rest has no Tamil/Sinhala issues??? will be proven through your work…….
    -Once your honour set the president we can ask the Sinhala leaders to do the same work as to what happened in their communities. We can compare notes move forward with National policies will shape Mother Lanka away from all the identity political parties and National questions and Constitutional assemblies?
    – We do not need a foreign involvement for this as we should have done this by now???? any reasons you Honour think can be given as to why for example you have not brought my Fathers killers to book will be great starting point?? My fathers school carries to date a sentence ……..’one should be honest to oneself first’ for this journey of redemption????

    Thank you

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    Hello Vickey, you waited until the last minute to pocket the final payment from the government and ensured fat pension package. Until then you were on a ‘Yes Sir! Yes Sir! Three bags full! slogan faithfully to your masters. Gone are the days of hoisting black flags, burning busses and trains and setting fire to tires. Is that your intention to put the future of the youth in jeopardy? Those are the actions of the brainless politicians without a vision. Within the present setup and infrastructure, there are ample opportunities to empower the youth. Politicians should not mislead the youth with outdated and vicious political propaganda.

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    Mr Ayathuray Rajasingam 
    History is history.
    Let us begin with the present – demographic distribution of Tamils {all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion caste or the date of arrival) across the island.
    Intellectuals of your calibre should form a committee to prepare a draft proposal for a ‘political solution’ which encompasses at least 90% of Tamils.
    Even if your interpretation of history is correct don’t you realise that you are trying to solve a problem in history and the science of time travel has not yet arrived.

    Soma

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      somass

      It’s time you packed your bags and got ready to move into your new mutant fascist homeland. On the other hand you can go back to your ancestral homeland in South India. The choice is yours.

      In case if you missed saffron thuggery please travel bit further beyond Vindthya Range, above southern boundary of the Āryāvarta, where you will be welcome by another set of saffron fascists.

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    “An Independence Day should be celebrated by a people who obtained freedom.”
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    Racist Mr. Vigneshwaran, We celebrate Independence Day because on February 4th 1948, native Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo got freedom from ‘Para’ (foreign) British as well as from ‘Para’ (foreign) Vellalar Demala elites. During British Colonial rule Vellalar Demalu who are the descendants of slaves brought from Hindusthan by Parangi joined with British and oppressed Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo. Therefore, gaining independence was irrelevant to you guys because British and Vellalar Demalu were the oppressors and Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo were the oppressed.
    When Sinhalayo fought against colonial rule in 1818 and 1848, Demalu took the side of British and massacred Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo. Elite Vellalar Demalu were the ‘Enemy Within’. You Vellalar Demalu are mourning because you guys lost control over majority Sinhala and Vedda Eththo and turned into the rightful place as a minority after British left. But the problem is you guys cannot face the reality. You can mourn; who cares.

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    Mr. Vigneshwaran,
    Tell us “What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala?’.
    ——————-
    As a matter of fact, majority Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo who are the native people in this country do not have equal status with Demalu who are the descendants of slaves brought by Parangi. Demalu can buy land in any place in the country but Sinhalayo cannot buy land in Yapanaya because of a customary law called ‘Thesawalamai’ which has been brought to this country by Malabaris. At the moment, Vellalar Demalu who own about 80% of land in Yapanaya use this to ensure that land in Yapanaya do not go to the hands of other communities or even to the hands of low caste Demala people. If this Vellalar Demalu get Land Rights Sinhalayo will never ever be able to buy a piece of land in the Northern Province.

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    Although the country gained independence from British colonial rule on 4th February 1948, low caste Demala people in the North did not get freedom from High Caste Vellalar elites. Even now low caste Demala people are being oppressed by high caste Vellalar Demalu.
    Low caste Demala people in the North told the Sub-Committee on Power Devolution not to give Land and Police powers to NPC because they know very well that with Police Powers on top of Land Powers to Vellalar elites, they will be worst off.
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    This is the real problem of Demala people in the North that need immediate attention. Successive Governments after independence have not addressed this issue. Unfortunately, neither the human rights activists who ba*k a lot against Sinhalayo nor the Christian Church has done anything on this issue. Real enemy of low caste Demala people who are the majority is not Sinhalayo but the Vellalar elites. Most of them live in Colombo. Prabhakaran should have got rid of this bunch of hooligans instead of killing innocent civilians.

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    The ‘us vs them’ syndrome was created to electorally exploit the language/religion-divide. Beds of roses were promised. Instead thorny beds, except for some elites, eventuated.
    The cost of living is rocketing. ALL but the elites are finding it hard. The thorns sting but the elites have the proverbial 40 mattresses for the wink.
    The 04 February, which unfortunately occur regularly, is getting blacker to ALL but the elites.
    .
    Wigneswaran, the former CM NP, mentions only Tamils.
    The misery applies to ALL BUT the elites. This realisation is taking hold and is the silver lining.

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      WIGNESWARAN is for HIGH CASTE TAMILS. When low caste Tamil children from a school asked about Job prospects. WIgneswaran did not say anything higher goals instead he had said becoming police Constables. Low caste Tamils are better off amalgamating with Sinhala people.

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    Eagle Eye is suffering from Vellala phobia. Long before the Sinhalese leaders, it was Ponnambalam Arunasalam who demanded independence from British. It was the Jaffna Youth Congress which demanded full independence (Poorna Swaraj). To drive home their demand for full independence, the Jaffna Youth Congress boycotted the state councils elections held in 1931.
    When Ponnambalam Arunachalam was denied a seat in Colombo, he was advised to contest in North/ East the homeland of Tamils.
    Coming nearer home the Sinhala elites like J.R. Jayawardene (grandson of Tamil Thambi Mudaliyar) and S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike (a direct decedent of Nilaperumal, a Tamil from South India who arrived in Ceylon in the early sixteenth century) are included. If you analyse the ancestary of the Senanayakes, they are all South Indian. What about the Radella Rattwatte who signed the Kandyan convention in pure Tamil?
    According to Dr Paul E. Perris when Vijaya landed in Ceylon there were five Eelworms – Thiruketheeswaram and Muneshwaram Temples in the West, Thondeshwaram in the South, Koneshwaram in the East and Naguleshwaram in the North. Thondeswaram is now a Vishnu temple If Vijaya is a Sinhalese then there should be Sinhalese in Bengal/Gujarati. There are none.
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    When the legendary Vijaya died without an issue, one Brahmin by the name Upatissa ruled the kingdom for one year till Pandukhabaya came down and ascended the throne.
    Mahavamsa says Tamils occupied land north of Mahaweli Ganga (Maha Ganga). Duttu Gemenu, a Naga prince, has to defeat 32 Tamil sub-kings from Mahiyangana up to Anuradhapura. It took 6 months to defeat Ellara.
    The Nagas were the dominant group until the 8th century. Their name Ila Nagan, Sri Nagan, Kora Nagan says it all. In fact, Devanampiya Tissa was a Naga king. Duttu Gemenu is a descendant of Devanampiya Tissa’s brother Mahanama who migrated to Ruhuna after a plot to kill him.

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      Devnampiaytissa’s father was king Mutta Sivan , a pure Tamil name meaning the great or venerated Lord Siva. Proving these were all Tamil speakers. DuttuGemunu’s father was king Kakai Vanna Theesan or Kaavan Theesan both Tamil names or titles. The former meaning in Tamil , the king or great man the colour of the crow which means ,the Black king( definitely no Aryan or descended from upper caste North Indian royalty) the later means in Tamil the guardian ( Kaavan from Kaaval) or protector. Proving all these people were Tamil Nagas.

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        Get lost man we never had king called Mutta Sivan but had a king called Muta sheeva meaning master of all the sastras or royal arts.. At any time our kings did not allow tamils in this land. due to military occupation danger and two dangerous illness called vasoori and cholera. in our books these two dangerous illness described as Demala sanni. as such do not talk nonsense man. You tamils are either dutch slaves or british coolis. ( daily paid labourers.) . Kallathonis started coming here when jaffna tamil sakkiliyar slaves got established themselves in that areas.

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          You get lost mad Rabid racist dog, constantly lying and posting anti Tamil racist rubbish everywhere. It is Mutta Sivan or r Mutta Siva both meaning the great Lord Sivan or Siva in Tamils. Mind your language low caste pariah, descended from South Indian Dalit slave imports.

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          Ranjith(SPRRW) the faile sorcerer

          “Get lost man we never had king called Mutta Sivan but had a king called Muta sheeva meaning master of all the sastras or royal arts.”

          Is it so?
          My friend the old amateur anthropologist tells me Muta sheeva was derived from Mutal Silva, or Moda Silva, ………

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    I watched the Independence day celebrations on Youtube last night. It was a grand show from our boys in the Army, Navy, Air Force and STF.

    It’s so refreshing to see them showcasing their valor and might. I remember back in the day being at the forefront of one of these celebrations. After watching this I was rather emotional yesterday.

    Was delighted to see the Boat designed by Sgt Cedric Martensteyn. The boat is called “Cedric” in his honor. He went MIA in the war. May God Bless him.

    Was also delighted to see the commando regiment formed by Sgt. Mayadunne.

    Anyone interested can find the Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfrcDF8M81E

    I will be watching this over and over again over the next couple of weeks.

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    Reading these comments three things are clear:
    1) Educated Tamils and Sinhala people can’t agree on simple facts. It doesn’t matter who arrived in Sri Lanka first – both have been there for thousand years or more .. so both are local and should have totally equal rights and share sovereignty – but there is no agreement on this;
    2) Sri Lanka won the war, but has lost the peace. Tamils are now more and more alienated and peace building is failing – this comment stream is ample evidence of this;
    3) Sri Lanka Rupee is in free fall and so Tamils outside Sri Lanka are getting much richer than Sri Lanka – so Tamil voice outside Sri Lanka will get more and more powerful as Sri Lanka Rupee keeps falling;

    This conflict is thankfully not a war but the political conflict will drag on for many more years (maybe decades) because the Tamils (on a global basis) are getting much, much richer and their rights are being denied. Real shame.

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      Tamil alex,

      I agree with you on point #1 and #2. But not on #3.

      Regarding point #3, you see it that way because of your own racism. Let me ask you, what do Sri Lankans living in SL care about supposedly ultra Rich Tamils overseas? What does it matter to them how rich the overseas Tamils are?

      And what do you mean “…..the Tamils are getting much much richer”? How many millions do they have? What is the average number of Millions they have in assets? 2, 5 or 7 million?

      And what do you think the Sinhalese overseas are doing? Selling Rata Kaju?

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