18 September, 2021

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The EPDP’s Sorna Accahs Precipitate A Suicide

A recent event shows how close to anarchy Jaffna is, fueled by rowdy militants claiming to have turned to the path of democracy. Details are sketchy because the Police in Jaffna want to keep a lid on things.

The matter in Jaffna’s Kannaapuram revolved around two dove rearing households about two weeks ago. What is known is that some doves from one household, said to be to, went and settled in the neighbour’s house.

The dispute was as to ownership and whether the doves went on their own or were stolen. It resulted in some six persons from one group going to the other, assaulting three persons there and running away. The problem was that the three people who were assaulted were close to the EPDP. One woman from the side that was assaulted, Lalitha, is the EPDP Women’s Wing Joint Secretary.

Persons from this household close to the EPDP and dominated by women, called their next-door boy, Puvanenthirarajh Suhanthan, born on 25 July 2001. They dissembled as if wanting to talk things over, saying he would be let off if he apologized. So says his father. When Suhanthan went there, he was tortured. Many women joined in beating him up badly and poured chilli-powder dissolved in water on his face. The attached video suggests that he was also shaved on his head.

The assault by women was so terrible that the men watching did not interfere.

As if sure of impunity, the women even proudly caught themselves on camera.

Those who are fans of Vikram, the famous he-man Tamil actor, would have heard of Sorna Accah, an illiterate political thug and murderess who manipulated elections. Jaffna surely now has its share of them as seen in the video. Since the incident, these women have been nicknamed Sorna Accahs by many members of the Jaffna public.

So sure of their safety, the assailant women even uploaded their films on social media. Sunhanthan was mentally devastated by this on his birthday. He committed suicide on 27 July just after his birthday.

As with all deaths, Suhanthan was tested for COVID-19. Sadly he was found to have COVID-19. Suspecting the EPDP hand in this diagnosis, the body was sent to Jaffna Hospital where the first diagnosis was confirmed. Suhanthan was promptly cremated!

This cremation alone upset many of his friends lamenting their inability to give him a decent funeral, although no one was to blame. Many youths were angered as the police suppressed information by naming anyone who handled or passed around the videos as witnesses. Being a witness is a terrible inconvenience in our legal system where cases never finish, and witnesses need to hang around court wasting many days. So even reporters refuse to share the many copies of the different videos they have of this pernicious assault by women. As such the circulation of the videos has been suppressed, preventing the full identification from the public of those persons seen in the video.

Under pressure from young friends who knew Suhanthan, six women including Lalitha and one man from some videos were arrested but were soon released. Questioned, the police cited fear of COVID from those arrested. Few seem to understand the reasoning by the police and note the connection of those arrested to EPDP big-wigs. One well-informed  reporter said that Minister Douglas Devananda’s hand has not been seen yet, but that does not mean that he is not working behind the scenes.

The courts have now been approached and an inquiry will occur on 2 Aug. 2021. (By Jaffna Correspondent)

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  • 19
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    All EPDP members are Tamils. EPDP is a product of Tamil terrorism. EPDP outlived Tamil terrorists. Now they rule the north in the absence of the northern provincial council. Time to accept and live with this fact.

    • 28
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      Gatam haaji
      EPDP is a product of Tamil terrorism. EPDP outlived Tamil terrorists
      ——————
      They work for the government.

    • 15
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      Yes, their culture is all gone now. Time to start again from scratch. Too many Indian movies also, with women attacking men.

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        ramona therese fernando

        “with women attacking men.”

        Don’t you appreciate their active participation in reversing their allotted roles?
        Lorena Bobbitt chopped off her cheating husband John Bobbitt willi. What do you have to say about it?

        Nimal Fernando believes women are just like roses and men should handle them gently. I have no idea whom does he referred to?

        Nimal Fernando what do you have to say about them?
        Do you think Eagle Blind Eye will survive if he is married to one of them?

        • 0
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          NV
          You must be joking no way of marry him,but they showed what sort of treatment he deserves…….

        • 8
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          Like that poor young boy had anything to do with anything. Those creatures don’t even sound human…..like a cackling hen coup.

        • 5
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          Geeze Native! …… saw only now ………

          Those are some wild women! …….. send them to parliament …… that’s the quickest way to recovery!

    • 24
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      GATAM,
      Yes EPDP members are Tamils. Not only EPDP, LTTE, PLOTE, EPRLF, EROS, TELO and many other groups members are Tamil youths and they are the product of Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism and State Terrorism. LTTE Terrorism ended in 2009 but the state Terrorism continued even after 2009 with part of LTTE Terrorists and EPDP Terrorists. EPDP does not rule North but it is now working for State Terrorism in the North and LTTE Karuna & Pillaiyan lead Terrorists are working in the Eastern Province.
      The fact is that not only North East but also South West also ruled by Terrorism.

      • 7
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        Well done Ajith, you have even managed to blame the crimes of the EPDP on the Sinhala Buddhists. “What a pity” said Thalaivar one evening “If only they didn’t have Standardisation I wouldn’t have to massacre these Sinhala villagers.”
        .
        No doubt that Sinhala Buddhists dressed as Muslims attacked the churches at Easter.
        I wouldn’t be surprised if they were behind the bad weather we have been having, the Dengue outbreak and Covid.

    • 8
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      Unlike most other parts of Sri Lanka, Tamil people live under oppressive conditions in the Northern province including Jaffna. The oppressors are the police and the army and people closely connected with government. In the north police and army are the law. They can do anything with impunity. Their behaviour will always be covered in smoke and mirrors.
      EPDP is a government party headed by the powerful minister Douglas Devananda. He or his party will not be questioned if Tamils are harmed by his party EPDP.
      My sympathy goes to the dead boy’s family and the people of Jaffna who have become the God forsaken international orphans.

  • 20
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    Very sad for this young man life…..but these women carry the guilt for their rest of the life.
    Even the police hands are tied……

  • 32
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    Some third grade illiterate low caste bitches led by the moron Douglas who never washe shis face. Looking at the face of Doglas shows his mental state. No one likes to see his face in the morning. This guy did so many crimes in the north and because he licks the parties in power he survives. Shameless jaffna politics. Imagine the para dhemalu supporting this goon.

    • 12
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      Black Lankan
      Some third grade illiterate low caste bitches
      ———
      So every time someone behaves badly it is because they are ‘low caste’ ?

      • 8
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        H
        He is not the only one.
        And he is not the worst.
        The difference between caste among the Sinhalese and that among Tamils is that while caste based attitudes persist, no Sinhalese will insult another by explicit reference to caste sins after mid 20th Century.
        The attitude of some of the Tamils here makes them a disgrace to humanity.

        • 3
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          reference to caste since after mid 20th Century.

          • 0
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            Let me put the cat among the pigeons. :))

            I confess; I’m a racist.

            It’s this thang I carry in my mind …………. I won’t let my children marry a Tamil, a low-caste Sinhalese, a Black, a Chinese, ……………….

            Shouldn’t I be stoned to death?

            Oh what the heck ………….. let me cast the first stone …………..


            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/spotting-a-racist-is-easy-what-to-do-next-is-the-hard-part/

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              nf
              Pity.
              No pigeon has ruffled a feather.

    • 17
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      Black Lankan

      “Some third grade illiterate low caste bitches led by the moron Douglas who never washe shis face. “

      Are you sure you do not have third grade upper caste bitches?

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        Native,
        I hear there are third grade but literate bitches too.
        May we assume that BL is high caste, despite being black?

        • 5
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          OC
          Using caste name to abuse often comes from people who are really not high caste, but like to be thought so.
          Caste clashes in India are more between fairly low rungs of caste in the hierarchy.

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            SJ

            “Using caste name to abuse often comes from people who are really not high caste, but like to be thought so.”

            So you too believe in caste hierarchy.
            Well you have not learned much.

        • 1
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          old codger

          “May we assume that BL is high caste, despite being black?”

          Once colour of skin was thought to determine caste, race and social hierarchy. Prof Gananath Obeyesekere and other scholars demolished stupid links, thereby destroying superiority among various castes and races.

          Look at Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa, a descendant of South Indian (dark skinned, probably (Dravidian??????) ) is holding an important ministry, Minister of Industries.
          Can you believe?

          SJ prefers yellow rather than black/brown/white.
          If you carefully review his comments you will find he believes in superior yellow race and red book.

    • 3
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      Black Lankan,
      It is not acceptable to use language like this.

  • 12
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    Every community thinks it is distinct and superior to others because of its religion, language, ethnicity, race or culture. But we are all the same when it comes to cruelty and violence. Contrary to our different social constructions of who we are, we all share the same ‘human’ nature that shapes our behaviour. For me this realization brings at least some consolation when horrible things like this happen.

    • 11
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      Colombo’s #MeToo movement will be happy to see this? Somehow I sense that all of these women involved in this despicable, cruel assault obtained some sort of sexual gratification while doing so.. Shame on those onlookers. Will WIN have a role to play here? Can somebody start a : “Men In Need” help centre?

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      A
      Where does caste belong?

      • 2
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        SJ
        I was trying to look more at the forest than the trees. Moreover the experts qualified to comment on caste in Jaffna are Prof. Hoole and HLD/Eagle Eye. [Was K.A. Sumanasekera an avatar of the latter too? The writing was similar. And what happened to him … Corona? Maybe NV knows.]

        • 0
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          A
          When it comes to arrogant hierarchical attitudes caste takes pride of place.
          *
          People who scream foul when the woes of Tamils are missed seem to make ‘trees and woods’ excuses when it comes to touchy subjects.
          *
          If you are pleased with your list of experts on caste, I will not attempt the folly of educating you on the subject.

          • 2
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            SJ
            There is always a danger of missing the point by trying to sound more earnest than others. Splitting hairs inevitably leads to irrelevant and unproductive arguments. And worst, destroys the sense of humour that is vital to any sober, balanced, humanitarian approach to social injustice. There is no question caste is one of the most cruel social constructions that enslaves people. But isn’t caste stereo-typing of the people involved in this terrible incident, indulged in by some of the commenters, part of this caste oppression? That’s why I stress the importance of seeing the wood instead of the trees in order to perceive the inherent inhumanity in all social relations.

            By the way, from here on I’ll be using my full name Ajay Sundara Devan to avoid confusion with the more robust commenter Ajith.

            • 0
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              A
              I am not in the least interested in anybody’s identity. Others may be.
              I only deal with thoughts expressed here.
              *
              Ajay listed “religion, language, ethnicity, race or culture” in a liberal fashion. I pointed to a serious omission.
              Then excuses were made, and I responded
              That is all to it as far I am concerned.

    • 5
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      Dear Ajith,
      …………community ……. religion, language, ethnicity, race or culture……….
      ….and caste.
      All these are human constructs impregnated into young minds in the formative years. They are really impediments to our well-being, happiness and the larger picture of civilized behaviour by not accepting the oneness and universality we share at birth.
      May be they had some meaning and use, in the past when tribal living attitudes needed some external and internal protection by ganging together, and protecting own resources, but human progress now needs to shed itself of these impediments, and future dissension between ourselves by divisions.

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        “Dear Ajith,
        …………community ……. religion, language, ethnicity, race or culture……….
        ….and caste.”

        My View,
        Can you please explain why you addressed to me?

        • 4
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          Dear Ajith.
          Mea Culpa. A thousand apologies for the typo slip. It was in response to Ajay’s comment.
          My sincere regrets.

          • 2
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            My View,
            Apologies accepted. No need for thousand apologies. This happens. Nothing to worry.

            • 0
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              MV & A
              Very decent of both of you. Such things do not often happen here.
              *
              MV
              Thanks for adding caste to your list.

        • 0
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          Ajay Sundara Devan’s comment above may explain the confusion.
          What he feared has happened.

      • 3
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        My regrets. This was in response to comment by ‘Dear Ajay’.

        • 2
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          MyView

          SJ types:
          “India is deeply divided based on caste, religion, language etc. Racism persists in the US and Europe”

          Therefore Hindia needs Mao’s red book and his iron fist.
          Just like British came to Hindia to unite, educate, civilize, develop, ….. Hindians must bring Xi to do all those improvements.
          Let the new and improved would be colonial master carry the China Man’s Burden.

      • 0
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        MV
        You say “May be they had some meaning and use, in the past…”
        Sadly they mean a lot in social practice.
        Caste still dominates politics and social life in South Asia (a little less in Muslim countries).
        India is deeply divided based on caste, religion, language etc. Racism persists in the US and Europe
        We cannot wish them away.

        • 2
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          Dear SJ.
          …..We cannot wish them away…… True.
          That is why I exhorted – “but human progress now needs to shed itself of these impediments, and future dissension between ourselves by divisions.”
          We must try to reach that goal, even next generation, not give up.

          • 0
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            MV
            Thanks. How can I disagree?
            But dirt does not leave without repeated sweeping.
            There is a school of thought among Tamil nationalists that people who talk of oppression by gender, caste and class seek to divide the Tamils.
            Thus mentioning any of them is taboo. You can judge for yourself from the kind of responses here: denial and denunciation.

      • 0
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        Dear MyView:
        To avoid the mix-up, from here on I’ll be using my full name as above.
        .
        I totally agree with you. Social divisions, institutions, identities, values – indeed culture as a whole including religion and most of what passes off for knowledge – are social constructions. Some of them, while controlling, facilitate social life through organization and regulation. Whereas others, like caste, are instruments of outright domination and exploitation. Attempts to essentialize these social constructions as somehow rooted in something called human nature is the ultimate oppression. As you say, “human progress now needs to shed itself of these impediments.”

  • 12
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    What a terrible thing to happen to this poor boy. May the angles look after him in the other realm. Those devilish women need to face the full measure of the law.

    • 6
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      May the angels* look after him in the other realm.

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      ramona therese fernando

      “May the angles look after him in the other realm. “

      Where is this place?
      Why are all the crooks, politicians, murderers, …………….still living here on earth and haven’t gone there if angles look after the other realm?

  • 10
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    These days we only get the bad news.
    There is no law and order. Those who wants a peaceful prosperous Country are clueless in achieving one. Crime doers are above law and the victims suffer in the “Buddhist Country “.

    • 10
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      Naman

      Perhaps they are Douglas Deva’s Amazonian’ bodyguards, just like Muammar Gaddafi’s female Haris al-Has, the private guards.

  • 8
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    With the blessings of Buddha, Allah and Sachi,

    This was the land where from the time, in 1970s, when police department decided to give prize for crime free provinces, was winning the award consecutively every year and as the police department could not change the hand of prize winners to Sinhala South, abolished prize giving scheme.

    This is land managed the 75% of the country and earned a name British favored minority.

    This is the land where the higher education needed to be balanced with the rest of the island in education by imposing standardization.

    May I know where is this Utopia town called Kannapuram and if Aanduwa ever had allowed any envoys or diplomats to visit this area?

    If you think if Rapist Army was very success in controlling the Northern culture, wait to see after they start to administer the universities.

    (Any death not witnessed in Lankawe is suicide. After hearing the EPDP names is circulating there, I can believe it was suicidal. Long Covid19 in Lankawe. Thus help to Long Live the Hitler ruling of Lankawe).

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      Mallaiyuran,
      “This is land managed the 75% of the country and earned a name British favored minority.”
      —-
      They did not manage the country. They only helped colonial rulers to oppress Native Sinhalayo who were fighting against them and exploit the resources in Sinhale/Ceylon. By so doing, they became the most privileged group in Sinhale/Ceylon.

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  • 8
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    “One well-informed reporter said that Minister Douglas Devananda’s hand has not been seen yet, but that does not mean that he is not working behind the scenes.”
    This is unethical journalism that harms the credibility of the report.

  • 3
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    You wont see the hand of Douglas. He is such a slimy fellow he will act behid the scene. Look at his face, it explains every thing. Guilt, disgust, frustration, vengeance, betrayal and total frustration. What a pathetic life.

    • 0
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      His face looks as calm as Narendra Modi’s.

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