21 October, 2017

The Hypocrisy Of Aung San Suu Kyi

By Pitasanna Shanmugathas 

Pitasanna Shanmugathas

Aung San Suu Kyi, in 1997, once famously said—“please use your liberty to promote ours.” After having spent 15 years under house arrest, she later became the de-facto leader of Myanmar. She became the de-facto leader after having led the National League for Democracy (NLD) to a majority win in Myanmar’s “first openly contested election in 25 years in November 2015. The win came five years to the day since she was released from 15 years of house arrest.” However, as the de-facto leader, she is now using her new found liberty to stifle the freedom of the Rohingya people and has become complicit in what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has labeled as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

Suu Kyi has become a hypocrite. She spent years peacefully fighting for her own freedom  but now has stood by and supported the rape, displacement, and the ethnic cleansing of thousands of Rohingya people. Suu Kyi, despite encouraging many to rally for her release when she was under house arrest, has told the international community to stop clamoring about the atrocities against the Rohingya people. The fact that members of the international community are raising awareness of the atrocities is apparently, according to Aung San Suu Kyi, “makings things worse.”   

On July 6th 1995, in Sri Lankan Parliament, Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam supported a Private Members Motion calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, who at the time had been serving her seventh year of detention without trial.  The following are excerpts of the speech Dr. Tiruchelvam made in Parliament:

In view of the strong historical and religious links between our respective countries, which have extended from the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Sri Lanka and this House have special reasons to express concern with regard to developments in Myanmar. The Polonnaruwa Kings, Parakramabahu I and Vijayabahu I forged close political links with Burma, then known as Ramanna. These links were further consolidated by the close affinity between the Theravada Buddhist traditions in Burma and Ceylon. Vijayabahu I turned for assistance to Burma in reorganizing the Sangha in Ceylon.

These religious and cultural links have endured through the centuries and, most particularly, during Burma’s struggle for independence under the leadership of Aung San. This motion symbolizes continuing respect and affection of the people of Sri Lanka for the indomitable spirit and courage of the people of Burma, who have overcome many setbacks in their long and troubled history… In the struggle for human values, even the smallest initiative can create ripples that become waves that reach beyond the shores of our island.

The recent troubled chapter in Myanmar’s history commenced with the assumption of power by the Burmese army on September 18th 1988. General Saw Waung, the chief of staff of the armed forces, announced that the military had assumed power and abolished all civilian government institutions. The military established a 19-member military ruling body, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). On the SLORC’s orders the armed forces forcibly crushed the pro-democracy demonstrations that had engulfed Burma in the previous months. In the days that followed, hundreds and perhaps thousands of people were shot and killed in the streets of Rangoon and elsewhere.   Public demonstrations were banned, and there were mass arrests of students, political activists, opposition party members and Buddhist monks.

A second crackdown in July 1989 resulted in the detention of opposition leaders, including the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite the continuing political repercussion, the national election held on May 27th 1990 was a stunning victory for the political opposition to the SLROC’s rule. The NLD took 392 out of the 485 contested seats in the National Assembly versus only ten of the military backed National United Party. The results of this election are yet to be honored, and there has been no transfer of power to civilian rule

Four days after Dr.Tiruchelvam gave his speech in Sri Lankan Parliament; Aung San Suu Kyi would be released from house arrest on July 10th 1995 only to be placed under house arrest again in 2000.

On November 13th 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the Burmese military. The subsequent election win of the NLD in 2015, and her appointment as the de-facto leader of the country, brought hope that Suu Kyi’s long championed values of democracy and human rights would begin to flourish within the country—especially for the nation’s most persecuted minority, Rohingyas. However, this was not to be the case.

Muslim minorities in Burma, in particular the 1.2 million ethnic Rohingya, have faced oppression by the State for decades. As asserted by Human Rights Watch, “The effective denial of citizenship for the Rohingya—who are not recognized on the official list of 135 ethnic groups eligible for full citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law—has facilitated enduring rights abuses, including restrictions on movement; limitations on access to health care, livelihood, shelter, and education; arbitrary arrests and detention; and forced labor. Travel is severely constrained by authorization requirements, security checkpoints, curfews, and strict control of IDP camp access. Such barriers compound the health crisis caused by poor living conditions, severe overcrowding, and limited health facilities.”

“Since the 1970s, a number of crackdowns on the Rohingya in Rakhine State have forced hundreds of thousands to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, as well as Malaysia, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. During such crackdowns, refugees have often reported rape, torture, arson and murder by Myanmar security forces.”

The recent resurgence of violence against the Rohingya people was triggered after nine border police were killed in October 2016, and troops started pouring into villages in Rakhine state. “The government blamed what it called fighters from an armed Rohingya group. The killings led to a security crackdown on villages where Rohingya lived. During the crackdown, government troops were accused of an array of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killing, rape and arson – allegations the government denied.”

Since the violence escalated, it is estimated that more than 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.

Although Aung San Suu Kyi does not have control over the actions of the military, she does have the ability to criticize and condemn the military’s actions against the Rohingya people. This is something Suu Kyi refuses to do. Suu Kyi even refuses to use the word “Rohingya” when talking about the persecuted minority group. Previously, she also lobbied the US government to not refer to the minority group as Rohingya.

When asked whether the atrocities against Rohingyas constitute ethnic cleansing, in a BBC interview, Suu Kyi said that the phrase “ethnic cleansing” was “too strong” a term to describe the situation in Rakhine.  Suu Kyi deflected the accusation by asserting that there are also Buddhists who faced violence at the hands of Muslims. She was later angered that the BBC would even ask her such a question and was upset at the fact that the BBC journalist asking her the question was also a Muslim.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s current silence and complicity in the persecution of the Rohingya people is consistent with her approach to the persecuted community for years. During the November 2015 election, she avoided discussing violence in Rakhine and asserted that the media should not “exaggerate” the difficulties that the Rohingya people face. 

Suu Kyi and her government opposed the UN fact finding mission from entering Myanmar to investigate the atrocities against the Rohingya people. Myanmar has also blocked all UN aid such as food, water, medicine aimed at helping thousands of Rohingya people who are victims of the ongoing crackdown by the military.

Most recently in September, due to international pressure mounted against her, Suu Kyi made a public address where she asserted that she condemned “all human rights violations” in Myanmar. However, she seriously downplayed the atrocities being waged against the Rohingya people, did not explicitly condemn the military’s role in the atrocities or even refer to the persecuted Muslim minority as Rohingya. As a snub to the mounting international criticism, Suu Kyi asserted that “Myanmar does not fear international scrutiny.” Suu Kyi also asserted, “We are concerned to hear that a number of Muslims are fleeing across the border to Bangladesh. We want to find out why this exodus is happening.” 

It is quite obvious why the Rohingyas are fleeing; according to the testimony of Rohingyas on the ground, it is overwhelmingly in response to the escalating “militarized crackdown on neighborhoods where Rohingyas live” involving acts where the military has burned down villages, mosques, inflicted rape and torture against the population as well as restricted their movement. Foreign powers can play an integral role in halting the Myanmar military’s crackdown on the Rohingya people. However, in order to do so, the international community must put pressure on countries, namely, China, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, and India to stop funding the Myanmar military and those countries must place an arms embargo on Myanmar. Foreign powers must pressure the Myanmar government, in the many ways available, to allow humanitarian assistance to alleviate the conditions of the displaced Rohingya population in Myanmar.

Sri Lanka has a poor record with respect to human rights. However, a way for Sri Lanka to improve its standing globally with respect to human rights is to take in some refugees coming in from Myanmar. With the UN looming over Sri Lanka like a cloud, due to its human rights abuses during the final stages of the civil war, such an initiative might improve Sri Lanka’s human rights standing in the international arena.   

However, Sri Lanka has persistently refused entry to Rohingya refugees. Most recently, in April, “the Sri Lankan coast guard detained 32 Rohingya Muslims who fled India by boat. The boat was detained in the Northern seas and was brought ashore to Kankesanthurai (KKS). There were seven women and 16 children below the age of nine, including a 15-day-old and four month old children on the boat.”

In addition, the Sri Lankan government can take a stand against the atrocities occurring in Myanmar by condemning the actions of Sri Lankan Buddhist extremists towards Rohingyas, like those belonging to the Sinhale API National Organization. The extremist organization recently held public demonstrations in the streets of Sri Lanka in support of the atrocities carried out by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya people. Most significantly, Sri Lanka has a responsibility, due to the historically poor treatment of its own ethnic minority communities, to take a stand against bigotry being espoused by Sinhala extremists towards Rohingyas. 

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    Pitasanna: Go to news web sites and check the various photographs that are said to be those Myanmar buddhist atrocities against Bengali-muslims in Myanmar. The landscape is not Myanmar. Boats you see, people you see are mostly north African. On ther other hand, everybody knows Those Pakistani and Bngladesh Terrorists trained by Pakisthan and Bangladesh deep states funded by Saudi Arabia are attaking Myanmar buddhists while standing in the middle of those “Rohingyas”. why there are no photos published at all. They simply want a new country in Arkhine State because they want access to Indian Ocean, haress China and the minereal oil deposits in Mynamar……….. Addionally, now they have given up chasing out Assad from Syria and they are building on the idea to open a new Kurdisthan state with the help of iraq, syria and Turkey. I heard Pakisthan deep state is helping. Pitasanna, are you aware about it ? Aun Sun Suu Key is a failed project of the west. They expected that dhe would become a pawn of them and that did not happen. They use muslims as commentators in TV interviews criticizing against Taking Bengali muslims as pawns to subjugate the Myanmar State. IF you look at their faces when they are talking, it looks they are big time liars. What do you expect writing lies against poor people another innocent country ?. You know it.

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      “Bengali-muslims”
      in other words, the cousins of Bengali-Buddhists in Sri Lanka…

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        Who says Sinhalese came from Bengal?

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          Who says Sinhalese came from Bengal? – History says

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          You dont need to listen to anyone but to google yourself. That can clear your stupid head. Our sinhalayas have been from north and south states of inidia is what I have learnt by reading sofar.
          We make high about us not knowing our origin. Shame on you idiots if you dont know where origin has been.

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          No they are largely from Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala. In your case southern Andhra

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        Dumb Dumb Jimbo and Johnny baby
        If all that you say is true, why are 400,000 refugees in Bangladesh? Is the Bangladesh govt. also lying according to you?
        It really sickens me when heartless hypocrites sitting in front of laptops can look at pictures of hungry children being trampled on while trying to get food, and claim these are fake.
        Jimboand Johnny if you are Buddhists, remember that there is such a thing as Karma. One day these things might happen to your women and children. Or maybe you don’t really believe in all that you preach about?
        I believe my dog has more compassion than the two of yo together.

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          LAC3
          You are being kind to these unmentionables when you say “I believe my dog has more compassion than the two of yo together.” Dogs DO have feelings unlike these two sub-humans hiding under pseudonyms.

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            LAC3 and Emil,
            You two are idiots and fakes. Dogs are only affectionate towards the people in their home, but they bark and bite the strangers and intruders. Let your dog be the head of your house hold, and you two do the barking.

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          LAC3,
          Stop the crocodile tears.

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      Hope what you wrote is true,very shocking, must say.

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      Dear Pitasanna,

      Dont you think we should rather bring lot more about the The Hypocrisy Of MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHE ?

      That could help changing the thoughts of the masses. He behaves to his men different than his acts. We still dont know how malicious this man has been.
      Not magical powers of him but the collectivty drove away the LTTE terror, but he grabed the full cake and eat out as nothing left for the rest.

      Dont you think young journalist that you guys should do lot more in the opening of the masses that have been caught by biased media units of the country. Those Derana or Marana has been very supportive to murderers or drug peddlers on broad day light, but I saw yesterday them to have earned awards for the best news cast can you imagine ?
      Why people have been kept away from the facts about the realitie sof the country.
      Had Rajapakseh been that whole hearted, would they have ever made that MOUNTAIONS of debts .
      Today, srilanken airlines has been made white elephant company.. thanks go to Rajapakshes. That they did not having proper fund management. Why you guys stay mum as if you have nothing to write about him. Why you guys come with San suchi … at this critical turn point of lanken politics. ?

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        My dear Pitasanna

        As a bright young Eelam Tamil journalist, you should not waste your time on Suu Ki and Muslims. Tamils quest is for Tamil Eelam. As our eternal leader Thalaivar told every tamil should fight even at death for Tamil Eelam.
        As an Eelam Tamil your responsibility is to report about Tamil Eelam . Why are you bothered about Rohingyas, do not stray away from Thalaivar’s advise. Every Tamil should follow Thalaivar’s teaching.
        next time write about Eelam Tamil genocide .
        Eelam or Death. Long live Thalaivar

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          Eelam Tamil Pathetic Patriot

          “Why are you bothered about Rohingyas, do not stray away from Thalaivar’s advise. “

          Of course stick to the psychopath VP’s advice you could easily wipe out rest of the Tamil speaking people.

          Why the hell your stupid people were/are appealing to the wider international community for support ? What a selfish/self serving hypocrite you are.

          “Long live Thalaivar”

          Jagath Dias had already decided his fate on 18 May 2009.

          If the psychopath still lives on in your head, you must immediately seek medical/psychiatric help.

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      Bum softy has been making efforts to defend lanken so called sinhala buddhists.

      This punchi koluwa has been raising valid points. Why our so called BALU LE pretending as Sinhale has been betraying us today ?
      They the extremists have been doing their duties according to their master Rajapakshes. Rajapakshe stayed as if he was fed with kirimati at the time, Balligeputha Ghansara ran amok across the country harming and entetaining the lanken buddhists fundementalists, That incidents were supported by Rajapakshes regime.
      No doubt about that. alone for that, they should have beheaded by today.
      But no justice is served in this country until today.
      Current duo are doing okay, but they have failed to serve the justice related issues even if manifesto promised a lot.
      We have been waiting justice to be served and catch high sharks not sprats by law prevailing in the country.

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    There are already 1000s of Rohingyas in Sri Lanka with the help of Muslim politicians and the organizations.

    Wilpattuwa has been destroyed by a big pig for illegal Muslims. Billions of dollars worth trees have been cut up down.

    Anyway, Myanmar government is only taking precautionary measures. If Myanmar government hadn’t taken these timely measures, one day Rohingyas would claim a ‘home land’ based on lies, ‘1/3 of the country’, accuse of false war crimes, demand federalism and a ’13th amendment’ , start ’83’, demand their ethnic minority language to be an official language, etc. Rohingyas are Bangladeshis, they must go back to Bangladesh.

    Great lady Aung San should be the next executive president of Sri Lanka. In return, Sri Lanka could gift Myanmar with CBK and her ‘Thawalama’, ‘Sudu Neluma’, ‘The Package’, and ‘Sahajeewana/ Sanhidiya bullsh*t’.

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      Johnny English Baby

      Do you know how many Sinhala/Buddhist bogus asylum seekers are living in Europe, Americas, Down Under, …….. and the descendants of Kallathonie Indians (Sinhala/Buddhist ) are living in this island?

      Have a guess.

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        Native,
        Sinhala-Buddhists are very special, they should be allowed to live in any part of the world.

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          Johnny English Baby

          “Sinhala-Buddhists are very special, they should be allowed to live in any part of the world.”

          Thank you. You have made me laugh this morning. I love outlandish claims such as the one Achchige Patali Champika Ranawaka made some years ago that Sinhala is the oldest language and Sinhalese invented Zero. The other one Weerasangilige Karuppan Wimal Weerawansa made that Indian national anthem was sung in Hindi.

          I love stupid Sinhala/Buddhists.

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        Do you know how many Tamil bogus asylum seekers are living in Europe, Americas, and Down Under? All claim to be raped by Sinhalese men?

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          Shenali the stupid sach

          “Do you know how many Tamil bogus asylum seekers are living in Europe, Americas, and Down Under? “

          I know roughly how many Tamil asylum seekers are living in Europe, Americas, and Down Under and the number of bogus Sinhala/Buddhist asylum seekers who had claimed they were wanted by Gota’s goons simply because they helped either innocent Tamils or LTTE. Some of them sought Tamil lawyers to act for them.

          I know a few men who were sexually assaulted by Gota’s goons, at least two who were kept in Vavunnia Joseph camp.

          Shenali these men who raped, tortured, murdered, ….. innocent people are none other than your relatives or friends, who live close to your home. I suggest you wear chastity belt in the front, back and around your mouth. When they find holes they love to penetrate.

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      The cause of ethnic cleansing can be traced back to Buddhist Monks.

      If they really peaceful as they claims, they would have simply told the population that it is against Buddhism even to harm a fly much less humans.

      Wouldn’t harm a fly, my foot! Such hypocrites.

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        Buddha never forced anyone to follow in his footsteps. In fact what do you care about other people adherence to Buddhism when Buddha was not even concerned about it?

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    Yes, Pitasannan Shanmugathas, we can take them and settle them in Jaffna. I mean how dumb are you? And how about your own hypocrisy and bigotry? Do you know there are thousands of your own Tamil brethren still without proper housing after the war and there are hundreds of thousands of your brethren parked in the hill country to pluck tea by the British and living under extreme poverty for generations? Do you know that the Muslims of Jaffna the Tamil Tigers ethnically cleansed over 20 years ago are still unable to resettle?

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      I clearly do mention in the article about Sri Lanka’s own bigotry and also explicitly mention Sri Lanka’s poor human rights record. I also assert that owing to Sri Lanka’s historically poor treatment of its own ethnic minority communities, the government has a burden to condemn bigotry and hatred being preached by Sinhala extremists in support of the Myanmar military’s atrocities against Rohingyas.

      Most definitely, many Sri Lankan Tamils are still displaced. In addition, as you point out, many Muslim civilians were forcibly expelled by the LTTE in 1990 from the North. I have talked about these human rights violations in many of my articles. These are issues that must be resolved. Bangladesh is a very impoverished country, nevertheless, the country has taken over 400,000 Rohingya Muslims. Bangladesh has its own internally displaced population which exceeds more than 300,000 people. Nevertheless, despite Bangladesh’s own internally displaced population, the country has decided to uphold its international responsibility and take in Rohingya refugees. So I do not see why Sri Lanka could not also take in SOME refugees fleeing Myanmar. Currently, Sri Lanka’s refugee policy is pretty atrocious.

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        True.
        SL may have not signed the 1951 Convention on Refugees or it’s 1967 Protocol.
        As it has signed other related UN Protocols it cannot ignore the obligations and therefore bound by the principles of non- refoulment.
        That is a duty cast upon it which has Buddhism emblazoned Constitutionally as it’s foremost religion and has included safeguards for the life and liberty of all within it’s territorial boundaries. That includes Refugees too.
        As such it cannot shirk it’s responsibilities when it comes to any refugees who may seek safety in the Island and would include Rohigyas from another Buddhist country Myanmar.

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        That is not the point Mr. Shanmugathas. The point is who and why Rohingyas are harassed this way. They have been used as a convenient scapegoat to prevent a Sino-Myanmar oil pipeline that is running right through Rakhine state from operating. That pipeline give China the access to the Bay of Bengal and there by reducing the distance that petroleum fuel has to be transported from the Middle East to China. Anyone who is sympathetic towards the plight of the Rohingyas should look into the intricacies of this conflict and why it is happening. What anti-China elements want is to create havoc in Rakhine and strive towards a making that state either an autonomy or a protectorate. And once that happens the architects of this conflict will have no interest in the Rohingyas..if I may suggest, do read about what happened in South Sudan.

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        hahaha… the biggest refugee producing country in Asia taking in refugees? lol. Why would they when they are allied to the regime responsible for the ethnic cleansing? Haven’t you seen the Sinhalese-Buddhists cheering on the slaughter, because it reminds them too much of what they themselves had done not too long ago?

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          The only place where a whole community was sent away was in Jaffna in 1990. Till today Jaffna remains to be a Tamil tribal area while the rest of SL is very cosmopolitan,

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        Yeah right. Tamils like you only talks about the displaced Tamils and Sinhalese in the Jaffna peninsula but takes no action. Then why do you ask Sinhalese to take actions on similar issues? Sinhalese should also talk about these things and should not take any action.

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        P.S,
        What else did you expect from a Sinhala Buddhist flag-carrier?
        These people only see what they want to see. Such people are interested only in themselves.Until they become refugees themselves.
        I wonder where these patriots were when Sinhala Buddhists were murdering each in 1971 and 1989?

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          old codger

          “I wonder where these patriots were when Sinhala Buddhists were murdering each in 1971 and 1989?”

          If you ask SJ he will tell you that it was the fault/failure of the Tamil leadership that mainly contributed to the killing of Sinhalese by Sinhalese in 1971 and between 1987 and 1990.

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      Jehan, Ralli Ameen and other Muslim racists, did you notice in the photographs which show Rohingyas crossing over to Bangladesh, that they are empty handed. This means that all their Korans have been burnt down by Buddhist warriors. Are you going to burn Buddhist books or just sulk in a corner and curse the stupid powerless Allah.

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        Dear AlFaq,
        Did you not see the burnt buffalo teeth they were carrying on their heads in a golden casket?
        No need of Korans.

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    When you say that the Sinhalese had held demonstrations in support of the atrocities carried out by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya, you are showing your sick mentality. Sure you added extremist to the end of Sinhalese, but it is evident that you are trying to make the Sinhalese look like some kind of murderous killers. This is the base of the Tamil mentality and this is the base of the problem in Sri Lanka. People like you are the reason there are wars and conflicts in the world. This is exactly what Aung San Suu Kyi is referring to when she says what is “makings things worse.”

    We can’t feed our own people, and you mean we should take in people from other countries to feed and look after. Also we can’t even look after and guarantee for our own Muslims’ safety, as some nuts are attacking them. You must be out out of your mind to ask a poor country with such a lot of ethnic trouble to take in these people!. FYI Sri Lanka have hundreds of Christian refugees from Pakistan already. Really we need to not create anymore problems. These Rohingya people seem to have very unjust claims on Burma. They are recent immigrants to Burma, and have started a distorted a version of history for themselves claiming more antiquity, something like the Tamils have done here. They must definitely be looked after and the violence has to stop. But we cannot take them here. They are obviously better off among their own people in Bangladesh.

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      Tamil mentality? Clearly you are not familiar with my work. I have been very critical of the LTTE’s atrocities against Tamil civilians but also the Sri Lankan government’s atrocities against Tamil civilians. I have criticized many pro-LTTE leaders of the Tamil diaspora. I even interviewed Rudrakuamaran where I criticized his refusal to accept that the LTTE also committed atrocities against Tamils. I have made many enemies in the Tamil diaspora community, just ask Usha Sri Skanda Rajah. An overwhelming number of Sinhala Buddhists are very kind and compassionate people. It is only the fringe element, which is why I always use the term “extremists”, who seek to carry out attacks against minority ethnic groups like Sri Lankan Muslims and then they falsely claim that it is representative of the Buddhist religion.

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        Pitasanna: What do you think about muslim violence against buddhist monks and throwing rocks at Sinhala protest marches and if sinhala people take actions against those ?. Why do you see only one side. throwing at sinhala people marching inside the all muslims town -Darga town – burning down sinhapa houses are in you tube clips.. So, tell me why you write about only one side.———There is no such group as Rohingya. They are Bangladeshi muslims. Why don’tyou Talk. Do you know that paksithani and Bangladeshi secret services are operating among so-called Rohingyas. Do you know different Terrorist groups of Those Bangladeshi muslims Terrorists. Why don’t you talk western govts using poor migrents for their advantage. Why your article is very onesided. Even for Sri lankan Tamils, it is the LTTE supporteed by the western govts and the church that destroyed Tamils. Why don’t you talk about southern people destroyed because of violence. Will you respond to these ? Why India is supporting the Myanmar and not the Bangladeshi migrents ?

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        Pitasanna, no matter how many SIN-HELL-a ass you kiss, they will always see you as a kotiya to be exterminated because genocide is in their blood.

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        The burmese mindset is very similar to the Sinhalese. Both are racists and both get jealous when they see minorities work hard and prosper. Remember that the Indian community living in Burma was chased out decades ago. Many of them have been there since ancient times. The idiot Narendra Modi seems not to be aware of this fact as he cosys up with the Burmese government.
        All Sri Lankans are communal minded racists. But difference is that Tamils from north and east dont put on fake smiles and fake island hospitality in front of foreign tourists. What you see is what you get with them. Sinhalese on the other hand are a very hateful people but the majority are masters at hiding it. The fact that they attacked the muslim community with groups like Bodu Bala Sena is proof of their hate. Even though muslims sold their tamil identity and sucked up to the Sinhalese for decades, this was how they were paid back for it. Notice that only a few Sinhalese condemned the Bodu Bala Sena. The majority either kept silent or supported it by blaming muslims. Sinhalese are also what i call an upside down people. I have spent years trying to engage in logical debates with them and they find a way to twist everything. I end up feeling like i am banging my head on a brick wall trying to talk to them. Its no wonder the term ‘Sinhalaya modaya’ was created in the past.

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          ugk:
          “But difference is that Tamils from north and east dont put on fake smiles and fake island hospitality in front of foreign tourists. What you see is what you get with them.”
          Have you dealt with Tamil politicians and academics?
          *
          After the Mullivaikkaal debacle, I wonder who the ‘modayas’ are. Wouldn’t you?

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      Punchi Point with punchi willi and punchi brain

      ” but it is evident that you are trying to make the Sinhalese look like some kind of murderous killers.”

      Sinhalese are stupid bunch however Sinhala/Buddhists have been the murderous killers, ready and willing to kill, rape, loot, burn down, make profits out of misery, ……………………….. . Are you one of them?

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      recent immigrants, like the Sinhalese Karava, Durava, Salagama communities from South India, right?
      “among their own people in Bangladesh”
      But many Sinhalese are also Bengalis, hence they’d fit in with the Sinhalese society. =)

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        Definitely, and perhaps they can become Sinhalese!

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    PS

    A well written article. Fact is, Aung San has changed from a Human Rights activist into a Politician. She has to cater to the voters most of whom seem to be Racists. Being a Human Rights activist will NOT help her to win Elections.

    She is also probably emboldened by the fact the countries that matter, like Russia, China and India are fully supportive of her government and even the US seems to be
    supportive of her. So, why should she care about the Rohinghiyans?

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    Aung San Suu Kyi is an enigma. The Burmese Junta is making use of her. They revised the constitution so that Aung will never lead the government – the de facto governance will remain in the Junta’s hands through the army and police. They released her from home detention into an open prison.
    The Rohingya issue was created by the Burmese Junta to distract the inquisitive people from delving into how they and their registered sycophants are amassing wealth. Rohingyas were disfranchised to deny legal protection. Contractors kidnapped Rohingyas to slave without pay, comfort women and children for the pedophiles.
    For about a decade UN declared Rohingyas as “world’s most oppressed”. Recently UN declared that “text book” ethnic cleansing is taking place. This shows the hypocrisy of UN – Genocide of Rohingyas is on.
    Aung is now reviled. Perhaps she has the agenda to discredit the Burmese army (?). Watch this space.
    Pitasanna used every opportunity to elevate his hero – Neelan Thiruchelvan. Here he quotes extracts from a speech. What was this for? Neelan was a friend of CBK and no more. Aung may beat Neelan in hypocrisy stakes but only by a whisker.

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    Sri Lanka to take in refuges? and that Muslim Rohingyas? you must ne off your heads Pitasanna.
    Sri Lankan give Tamils a separate state has more chance than Sri Lanka taking Muslims as refugees not just from Myanmar but from any part of the world.

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      For four months, Amna lived alone in a room at the mosque before her parents could gather the financial resources to join her. After her daughter left, Amna’s mother sold the chicken tikka shop the family owned, packed up whatever she could carry with her and went to Negombo with her husband, who is paralyzed. Now, Amna teaches English at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque in Negombo to children who, like her, are here seeking asylum.

      Things had also become more difficult for him at his job at a leading English daily in Karachi. Often he would find stickers referring to Ahmadis as non-Muslims pasted on his office computer, he recalls. “It’s not an easy life being unemployed and living on a UNHCR stipend, but at least here [in Negombo] we can go to the mosque without [being fearful for our life],” he says.

      Make the below into a url and read:
      america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/27/
      pakistani-ahmadis-seek-asylum-in-sri-lanka.html

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    Pitasanna Shanmugathas” I have criticized many pro-LTTE leaders of the Tamil diaspora. I even interviewed Rudrakuamaran where I criticized his refusal to accept that the LTTE also committed atrocities against Tamils. I have made many enemies in the Tamil diaspora community,”

    The problem with you is “Naan”; “I” in English; “MAMA” in Sinhala. The Ego. !! That is the reason why you write these kind of pointless articles.

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    P.Shanmugathas, This is the very first article of yours I read. Although you have criticized the LTTE for their violence, your writings show that you subscribe to more or less the same ideology based on a Tamil victim-hood, imagined, perceived and then convinced of by politicians, than real (this is according to what I think, but I fully understand that it all depends on ones own experience and background. I would like to write more on this, but the crowd and the level of discussion here at CT makes it impossible to have a constructive discussion). The way you present why SriLanka should take in Rohingya refugees is one of the things I reacted to, since to me it seems that you are saying that we should take them as some kind of punishment for the human rights abuses during the final stages of the civil war (Ref-“due to its human rights abuses during the final stages of the civil war,”) and also to better our “standing in the international arena”. For one thing the extent of the human rights abuses is not established and for another – what about giving housing to the people who had suffered these very human rights abuses you claim had happened? Don’t you think it is hypocritical to take in refugees who can go other places while our war victims are still not settled? Who is going to guarantee for Rohingya’s safety here given the recent violence against Muslims? IMHO it is outrageous to even think of taking in more refugees when we have our own war victims to take care of and therefore it is definitely not something that can be demanded from a tiny, poor country still trying to recover from a civil war.

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    Wannabe Vedda, please do not poke your mouth into each and every discussion with your nonsense posts and take up space and divert the discussions. You do not have to comment on each and every article. Since you are into personal attacks let me tell you that to me it seems that you a lesser gifted person, with no understanding of anything, and probably jobless and living off govt money in some Tamil ghetto in a western country and have nothing to do, so you have taken residence in this site. Your posts do not add anything of value to discussions – they are just full of name calling and personal attacks, added to that is the hate speech against the Sinhalese. And to do all this you have chosen to call yourself a Vedda, and writing as if a Vedda is speaking – this is misusing, abusing and mocking the Veddas who have no voice of their own! You must be seriously retarded to misuse an tribal aboriginal people’s name in your anti-Sinhalese propaganda. If you replace Sinhalese with for example Tamil or Muslim or Indian or Chinese or Japanese or American, in the piece of hate speech you have written here, you will see how it sounds. Please note that just because Sinhalese are a majority and Tamils are a minority it doesn’t give you the right to accuse the Sinhalese of anything and everything you like, and try to brand them as whatever you wish. Whatever you do, you cannot be native to this island. Maybe you are native to Colombo Telegraph which has allowed this outrageous mockery of the Veddas?

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      Punchi Point with punchi willi and punchi brain

      “Your posts do not add anything of value to discussions”

      If that is the case you are free to ignore my comments. .

      Please note you do not have the editorial rights to determine who can and cannot comment/type on these pages. Its up to the CT editorial board to have us banned if they thought we are not welcome.

      BTW what is your contribution to CT with your punchi willi and punchi brain?

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      Good point Punchi Point, NV is my mate but the fellow is abusive towards the Sinhalese and as you have suggested NV should replace the word Sinhala/Sinhalese with another ethnic identity and see how the comments sounds..In the CT forums I see no one calling Tamils, Muslims Japanese, Chinese or Americans murderers but Sinhalese are frequently called that and Colombo Telegraph editorial staff let that happen! The Editor of CT How disappointing!

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        wannihami
        _
        “NV is my mate but the fellow is abusive towards the Sinhalese”.

        I have no intention of abusing the stupid Sinhalese masses however I have all the reasons to condemn the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

        You need to visit your local opticians.

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          N.V,
          Seems like your target audience reads your comments.
          Everybody is running to Mummy now. They ought to stick to Lankaweb if they can’t take the heat!

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            old codger

            “Everybody is running to Mummy now.”

            You mean they are running to their mum Shenali Waduge, the most unhappy person in this island.

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    Tamils have become the “rohingyas” of Sri Lanka.
    Even in this blog there are people telling them to “go back” to Tamil Nadu.
    The regime too denies true ‘citizenship status’ to them, in every sense of the term, and the armed forces have persecuted them since independence.
    They suffer under a military regime.
    Areas of their residence near the President’s district of Polonnaruwa have been demarcated/added to Sinhala majority areas.
    The latest atrocity is that even now their homes in Iranaitivu have been stripped of materials/parts by the navy.

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      Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey DeptEezham Tamil families to Sinhala settlers in Oamadiyaa-madu village, which is situated near the district border of Polonnaruwa-Batticaloa in the East, Tamil civil officials in Batticaloa district said. Oamadiyaa-madu comes under Batticaloa district. But, SL Survey Department officials marked it as falling under Polonnaruwa district in an irrigation survey, marking the village as catchment area of a tank of Mahaweli system in Polonnaruwa. Omadiyaa-madu village is located 58 km north of Batticaloa city and 10 km north of Welikanda, a bordering Sinhala town in the Polonnaruwa district. SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, who has been in charge of Mahaweli ‘development’ for several periods since 1997, hails from Polonnaruwa district. 500 Tamil families were provided with lands in 1993 following a land kachcheri in Batticaloa district.
      Facing assaults from Sinhala settlers in Polonnaruwa border, the Tamil families had displaced to Vaakarai and Vaazhaichcheanai. Some families displaced overseas to Tamil Nadu in India.

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        Real Siva Sankaran Sharma, brother, you’re really knowledgeable. I enjoyed reading your past comments. I’d like to contact you regarding some questions. Could you message me on my gmail with the same username here. Thanks.

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          Thanks but I prefer to remain private and post here.

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        What ever you wrote,I can see to my self the Tamils in the south are living peacefully and amicably with the rest of the population.Tamils could buy land anywhere in the country but I could not buy a property in Jaffna in 1960s and we had to lease out a land there to set up our third factory to the annoyance of the Tamil assistant Commissioners of the immigration department who deported my American friend.They abused their power that was given to them.
        I was not allowed to speak in Sinhalese in our collage at CMS kotte where the main positions in the school were Tamil held and we as cadets with the Navy had to protect them and other shops of innocent Tamils in Nuggegoda and Kotte.Racist tamil leaders provoked the sinhales scum who took advantage and we as young had to protect the Tamils after Chelvanayagam tarred the sign boards that was in Sinhalese.
        Colombo was in flames and I met Chelv.. at the MP’s house at Rosmead place where after the meeting with SWRD he was scared to venture out of the place and Our friend from Galle(W.Dahanayake) asked my brother if we could oblige Chelva with a lift which we gladly did.My brother asked him if he was proud of what he did where innocent Tamils shops were still burning in Colombo and there was deafening silence from him until we dropped him off somewhere.We lived amicably until the Chelvas and Matthews stated the nonsense.

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      The Rohingyas are stateless people while Tamils in SL have citizenship, right to do politics and even rob leadership of the opposition. The TNA politicians while enjoying at the expense of the state’s funds, continue to propagate hate speeches against the state and sinhala people.

      And Tamil politicians say SL is essentially a Tamil country where Tamil ( culture and people ) lived in SL for millenias though there is no evidence to back it up. They call the Sinhala people ( whose civilisation and culture is a product of this soil) as invaders.

      There is an immense difference between Rohingyas and Tamils. Former a persecuted people who are not given their citizenship, the latter homeland robbers

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        However you chased out more than a million Sri Lankan Tamils between 11983 and 2009 to seek safe haven in other countries despite being citizens and living in the island for more than 2300 years at least. You further made another 1 million Indian origin estate Tamils stateless and forcibly deported them to Indian in the 1950s and 1960s , despite these people living in the island for more than 150 years and earning most of the country’s foreign exchange. Just like the Rohingya there were made stateless whilst non Tamil Indians Pakistanis and other foreigners who had only arrived recently were all made citizens. The situation of the remaining Tamils in the north and east is also precarious, with the armed forces and the Sinhalese establishment using all sorts of flimsy excuse to steal their lands to settle Sinhalese and to make matters worse the Muslims sensing an opportunity to steal land from the helpless defenceless Tamils have also joined in to steal Tamil lands to establish their immigrant South Indian community. They are being funder by certain extremist Gulf Arab states and Porkistan

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      That’s because Tamils don’t won’t to be reconciled. If they want a all Tamil land they can go to Tamilnadu. It’s that simple. It’s where they have come from.

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        This island was Tamil long before there a people called Sinhalese who only came into existence around the 7AD. The king who converted to Buddhism was a Tamil Naga. His father was King Mutta SIvan a pure Tamil name meaning the great or venerated Siva. Even your so called Sinhalese hero Dutugemunu ( how can he be Sinhalese when a people called Sinhalese or the Sinhalese language never existed 2300 years ago had a Tamil Naga father with who was called Kakkai Vanna Theesan meaning the black king or the king the colour of a crow or Kaavan Theesan meaning the king or great man who guards. All the ancient pre Buddhist temples the five Iswarams in the island are Saivite and Kathikammam now Sinhalised to Kataragama is a sacred site venerating the Tamil Hindu god Lord Murugan whom the Sinhalese worship. Most of the Sinhalese including your Karwa ancestors are recent low caste Tamil immigrants from TamilNadu/Kerala . You can take them and move there you nasty evil woman. Go and tell these fibs at Lankaweb. You constantly spread hate in that Sinhalese extremist site and have come here to playup to the Sinhalese racists here. Your fan club.

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          If the whole island was Tamil then why don’t you people claim the whole island? Your guilt is shown by just asking for the North and East provinces for your ancient homeland which had it’s borders drawn in 1870s.

          Don’t try to hoodwink us by claiming everything written in the chronicles as Tamil that and Tamil this. We too know the history and there are no evidence to support your hypothesis.

          Where does it mention the word “Kakkai Vanna Theesan”? The only word that is mentioned is “Kakka Vanna Thissa” Which is a Sinhala word. Don’t try to Tamilize the words as you people did in Jaffna.

          This island belongs to the Sinhalese who had built the unique civilization. You people are on the other hand economic emigrants who got patronized by the colonialist to become leading ethnicity in the island.

          You people can either integrate with the Sinhalese or you can go where ever you like away from this island. Good Luck.

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            The only person trying to hoodwink and lie is you. No one else you South Indian origin Karawa whose ancestors only migrated to the island a few centuries ago and now beating the Aryan Sinhalese Buddhist drum. Your Sinhalese is 40% Tamil. Take all the Tamil out of Sinhalese there will be no Sinhalese only Pali or Sanskrit. Sinhalese word Kaka is derived from Tamil Kakkai Vanna is from Vannam. The island belongs to the Sinhalese yes we all know your Sinhalese Buddhist racist fascist views and how you lies and twist history to justify these views. This forum is not Lankaweb were you are adored and worshipped by your fellow racists, most of whom like you are of recent low caste South Indian immigrant origin now beating the Sinhalese Buddhist racist drum. Go and visit all your close relatives in the fishing villages in Southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Must be a change to be challenges instead of your adoring hero worshipping idiots from Lankaweb , who think all the lies and misinformation that you post is gospel truth

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              Karawa people integrated well with the local community. Isn’t that what supposed to happen?

              We are proud of our Indian heritage. We never denied that we have Tamil blood. Besides English people have more Germanic blood than the Celtic blood. No one say foul things against them.

              Why do we need to go back to India? Sri Lanka is our motherland not India. This is the hypocritical mentality of you Tamils. You people think that you are Indians. But you people preach like you the are sons of the soil. The real sons of soil do not need people from other countries to look up for. They have their own to do so. Do we need any evidence to suggest that Tamils are recent emigrants?

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                Yes Karawa/Salagma/Durawa , whose low caste Indian Tamil immigrants ancestors, who were imported into the island as forced slave labour by the Portuguese and Dutch colonials , and settled in the Sinhalese were forced to integrate ,as they had no other choice. The were poor uneducated defenceless people and did not know anything better. They were discriminated in their own land in South India and later discriminated in their new adopted land. They only way forward was to integrate or perish. However the story of the largely upper and middle caste Indigenous Tamils from the north and east is different. They were indigenous and living in their own land that they had ruled until European colonisation do not need to integrate with the Sinhalese or anyone. The Portuguese the Dutch and even the British recognised them as a separate people and nation and this is also recognised in many treaties international and local. The north and east is the land of the Eelam Tamils. Understood dimwit. So admit to the fact that most of the present day Sinhalese are descended from low caste immigrant Indian Tamils who have now taken on a Sinhalese identity. Good please go and post that at the Lankaweb too and admit to your recent South Indian Tamil origin.

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                  “…low caste Indian Tamil immigrants ancestors…”
                  Oh dear! I thought that he was temporarily cured.

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          Real Siva,
          Word ‘Tamil’ is new in Sri Lanka, it was first used in the 1800s. Sinhalese’ ancestors were the original people in Indian sub-continent. Those who are identified as Tamils are actually Malabaris fisher people. Sinhalese ancestors lived even in the southern part of India. Dravidian are from north west of India. Aryans arrival pushed Dravidians to the south, then they adapted Sinhalese’ language, gods, and way of life.

          No language has stayed with its original alphabet, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, structure, etc.

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        There was an ancient Jaffna Kingdom in the north of our island.
        Tamils are still there. They don’t need to go anywhere.

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

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          If they can’t integrate they can go where ever they like.

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        Shenali

        “That’s because Tamils don’t won’t to be reconciled.”

        I suggest you make peace with yourself.
        If you cannot, then spend a spell in the jungle, stay in one of those Forest Monasteries or Meditation Centres. Will do some good.

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    Hypocrisy: Behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel. I dont think what ASSK is doing get classed under this. She is not going against anything she professed to be. Her focus has been to rescue Myanmar’s democracy from the clutches of the military. In reality ASSK cannot tell Myanmar’s armed forces what to do or not to do. Countries security comes fully under the control of military.

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    Myanmar Rogingiya of Muslim are decadence from Bangladeshis ethnic community has been migrated to Burma during British’s colonial occupational era. They become a Stateless persons in State of Myanmar mostly illiterates of Bengalis have dreamed up innovating Muslim State in Burma by means of ISIS violence .
    The so-called are NON citizens of Myanmar-Muslim of Rogingiya are fighting for Islam State by ISIS-Terrorism has created undermined harmony of that country. The War for the Islam state which that want longer divides People of Myanmar of religion roots.
    These Rogingiya-Muslim that want serve as justification of ISIS terrorism of act of violence by covered operation of Refugee crisis. The act of Terrorism of Rogingiya of pockets of ISIS to be justified WAR of Violence by name of God ..Allhu Akbar!!!
    Similar to the Tamil Terrorist in North LTTE was back by TNA, that ISIS-Muslim terrorist believers and followers think surrounding near Indonesia ,Malaysia and Bangladeshi of Muslim states will give Weapons supply to support and Financial backing of funding for Rogingiya are keep high hopes by Muslim Terrorist of Rogingiya? The result of that:
    1 Created Refugees crisis in Rogingiya out of Myanmar was compelled do by govt. act on Burma of ISIS
    terrorism that politically destabilization of country to maintain unity and its governances.
    2 Bring International issues of Muslim into UNO and “Human Rights” in Geneva Myanmar of by Islam
    countries led Indonesia Malaysia, Saudi Arabiya and at last by Bangladeshi or Pakistan?
    The so called ISIS of Muslim-Terrorist in Myanmar has gone beyond boundaries by undermined security of that nation……. Myanmar?

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      Saman
      The Rohingya were there before colonial rule.
      That makes it well before Whites settled in Australia and around the time they migrated to the Americas.
      Myanmar has several other nationalities that resent oppression by the Burmese majority.
      Myanmar (then Burma ) had a terrible record for ethnic intolerance; sadly the tradition persists.

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        SJ,
        History and blind hatred are not compatible.

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          old codger

          “History and blind hatred are not compatible.”

          How about History and blind love for Mao, Maoism, Siri Mao, Siri Maoism, …Abimael Guzmán, Pol Pot, ………………? Are they compatible?

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          OC
          Unfortunately much of history has been driven by blind hatred.
          You can see on these pages how falsehoods are made “history” by unhealthy minds to pursue self interest and identity-based hatred.
          One can only try to make the study of history objective.

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    Saudi Arabia has got land and money to take all these Rohingyas ..again they will not give citizenship to them sure.

    It seems Aung Sann Suki is not aware what is happening to Hindus and Christians in Pakistan and Bangladesh …guardian of peace and angels of human rights in the west don’t care about this.

    At least Burmese military allow foreign journalists and UN to visit affected areas but what happened in Mullaitheevu during May 2009?

    Too much cry for these Rohingyas ..too little for others ..soon Germany will allow all Rohingyas to settle there and bomb her own citizens.

    There are 1.5 Million Tamils are living in Burma today but as stateless no one talk about them still, they live in peace with Buddhists and Muslims & Christians.

    Only for us, it is blood for others it is tomato juice.

    Cheers

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      Cholan: “There are 1.5 Million Tamils are living in Burma today”
      *
      Ethnic Indians today account for approximately 2% (about 950,000) of the population of Burma and are concentrated largely in the two major cities (Yangon and Mandalay) and old colonial towns (Pyin U Lwin and Kalaw).
      That includes Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Urdu, Gujarati, Odia, Hindi and Punjabi sp[eakers
      (Source Wikipedia)
      *
      You should have a chat with the guy who tutored your maths.

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    Wannabe Vedda, you have totally misunderstood why there is a comment section. The comment section is not there to rant endlessly, or to engage in personal attacks and insults on others, it is there to discuss and exchange ideas about a particular matter and get to know what other people feel and have experienced, and learn from others, and correct our mistakes. Your user ID is itself an insult to the Veddas. You seem to think it is there to serve as some kind of spam and trolling competition on name calling and who gets to say the most disgusting and stupidest thing. At any cost a Tamil mocking the Veddas in this way is simply outrageous.

    I have ignored your personal attacks, and I simply do not read your posts, as I stated a few days ago (see link below), but you keep coming and talking to me, attacking me with all sorts of name calling, trying to provoke me (even when choosing what to read and not to read and just scrolling down it is not possible to ignore individual words).

    If you do not have anything useful to say about the issue of an article, then ◘◘SHUT UP ◘◘, without starting to discuss individual users here. We are given the opportunity write anonymously don’t misuse it and lose the privilege completely, especially if you are writing from Canada or any of the other western country which takes aboriginal people’s rights seriously.

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      Punchi Point with punchi brain and punchi willi

      ” Your user ID is itself an insult to the Veddas.”

      Your moronic defense of Sinhala/Buddhist fascist is an insult to Sinhalese and Buddhists. Pull your head from wherever it is learn to be human.

      ” also note that TamilDiplomat or Pushparatnam or any of the other fanatical Tamils attached to the Jaffna university are not reliable sources.”

      Moron, the archaeological team which explored Manar consisted of qualified/experienced Sinhalese Archaeologists as well as students from Southern universities, refer to the last two photographs of in the following link:
      http://tamildiplomat.com/evidence-recovered-mannar-indicate-stone-age-people-lived-1600-years-ago-2/

      Moron if you can’t use even your punchi brain, here is a piece of advice, Mark Twain said ” Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

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        Once again a post full of personal attacks and name calling.
         

        I am not even going to bother answering your post, let alone read it properly. It is not possible to understand what you are saying with all the swearing and name calling.
         

        As for your dumb link to the Tamil propaganda site. Your link states –
        Evidence recovered in Mannar indicate Stone age people lived 1,600 years ago
        LMAO How can stone age people live in 400 AD? LOL. Both Pushparatnam and you should listen to Mark Twain and keep quiet. LMAO.
         
        I told you before that Tamildiplomat and Pushparatnam are not reliable sources, and you have proven it yourself now. Pushparatnam is not really smart, his lies and fraudulent claims are easily exposed. Tamils make up history and distort everything and finally they don’t know where they started.
         

        For your information, 1600 years ago, i.e 400 AD is not stone age. All the Tamil made fake history is like that. Nothing makes sense. Really falsification of history and appropriation of the Sinhalese historical and cultural heritage by Tamils must stop or be legally stopped.

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    The 1.5 millions in Tamils in Myanmar may be seek Eealm citizenship from TNA of Tamil speaking people in World in Sri lanka?
    That is why TNA want more Land and Police power in NC and EC council to be merge by new Constitutional changes by MS, CBK and UNP- Ranil Wicks has promised to sell Nation Sovereignty to Tamil chauvinist in an Island ?
    The so-called myth of “Tamil homeland” no any country give that Land which will offer to Tamils by help of USA they want partition of Sri lanka on the basis of Tamils and Muslims in Island?
    The Sri Lankan majority has become victims of “Tamil Homeland” by the proposed constitution drafted by USA Dept. of State ?

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    This is part of a campaign to turn a Buddhist country into an islamic state as they have done to former Buddhist countries from Bangladesh, Pakistan, malaysia, Indonesia and also Sri Lana. This is a longterm plan where they keep on reproducing until they become a majority in a country. Ably supported by Saudi Arabia these Rohingya have only one objective, i.e. to turn Burma into a muslim country. Buddhists should be aware of this danger and in Burma they burn their own houses and tell the world that the Buddhists did this. The same situation may be created in Sri Lanka too starting from Wilpattu while our politiicanss preach ethnic reconciliation

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    What has been (conveniently?) missed in all of this discourse is the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi is descended from the same Generals’ class as those who kept her under house arrest for many years. Check whether her father wasn’t GENERAL Aung San who was killed by a junta of his fellow generals, so that it was simply a changing of the guard.
    The fact that Suu Kyi was under house arrest in her own home, not deprived of the means of surviving, unlike those who were jailed, tortured and killed for opposing the Generals should be an indication of the relationship between her and the ruling junta.
    That some of the Rohingya are being used by other powers from outside the region to further their own ends might be true. However, that is no reason for the ethnic cleansing that the Burmese government is engaged in.
    For those, typically, bringing their Mahavamsa-based “3000 years of Sinhalese-Buddhist civilization” to bear on this (and so many other) issues suffice it to say that it is hard to communicate with idiots.

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      How idiotic is it to drag in the Mahavamsa into all the discussions? What does the Mahavamsa have to do with taking in Rohingya refugees here? If you so want to take them in just specify where exactly you want to keep them? In which houses? Or is it going to be tents? And then we get accused that they are in tents and suffering. Really, just for a second, leave the Mahavamsa alone and think what you are saying.

       
      Also what right do you have to call other readers here as “unmentionables” “subhumans” and “idots”, while its you who has the problem in communicating anything without dragging in the Mahavamsa or the “3000 years old Sinhala-Buddhist civilization” or “Mahavamsa-driven, 2500 years of Sinhala-Buddhist Civilization” or something in that manner, as you yourself say and admit. Why you can’t communicate has nothing to do with the other being idiots, but you being too hung up on the Mahavamsa.

       
      Regardless of your communication problems and the Mahavamsa, we simply do not have the political stability nor the money to take in the Rohingyas. If you really mean we should take them in, start by telling WHERE EXACTLY you want them placed and how they are going to be looked after, who is going to give them jobs, health care, education, housing etc in the time to come, if the situation in Burma doesn’t get better and they do not leave.

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      Emil
      Aung San’s military identity cannot place him among the post-coup Generals in the tradition of Ne Win.
      If one were to denounce Aung San for his military career, one has to denounce many great leaders who stood by the people.
      Suu Kyi is not quite the creature of the present military forces. She is more a candidate of the West which resented the military rulers for their leaning towards China. But things are not happening as planned.
      Burman Buddhist chauvinism existed independently of the military. The upsurge in anti-Rohingya violence is recent, almost aligns with BBS violence at home.
      Suu Kyi is playing along with the chauvinists because she knows where the votes come from, as do all our political leaders.

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    The Wannabe Vedda seems to have gone missing.
     
    After calling me all sorts of names, and presenting an excellent (lol) link to an article by Pushparatnam in the Tamildiplomat to prove me wrong, he has gone missing. Why? Because his so called reliable source, namely the well known Tamil fundamentalist “scholar” from Jaffna University, Pushparatnam, got exposed for falsely claiming that his archaeological excavations had found artifacts which proves that stone age people have been living in Mannar 1600 years ago (i.e in 400 AD) !! There is a whole heap of false claims by Pushparatnam trying to associate these finding with Tamils, and then claim that Tamils have been living there since stone age! Its so dumb, as nothing Tamil even existed in the stone age.
     
    If anything, then the Wannabe Vedda has proven me right, namely that the Tamil “scholars” from the Jaffna university are not reliable at all. When it comes to that Pushparatnam, he is not even slightly smart. All his writings are full of falsifications and misreadings. Even when referring to Sinhalese Brahmi inscriptions, Sinhalese words are almost always written with Tamilizations. All known and accepted historical data are tampered with, in his attempt to claim everything as Tamil – even the stone age people are supposed to have been living in Mannar, in the middle of the Anuradhapura era in Rajarata in 400 AD! Its just ridiculous. He is nothing but a fraud, and some legal action needs to be taken to expose and stop this kind of frauds. All these false claims are aimed at just one thing – to claim the Sinhalese people’s cultural heritage as Tamil.

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