13 December, 2017

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The Inherent Concept Of Sinhala-Buddhist Domination In Sri Lanka

By Thambu Kanagasabai

Thambu Kanagasabai

Thambu Kanagasabai

The recent news feature in Colombo Telegraph spotlighted the Sinhala-Buddhist mentality of the President Maithripala Sirisena. To be precise, he is only following the footsteps of all his predecessors right from the first Prime Minister DS Senanayake in 1948, who without any delay targeted the Tamils in the East with Sinhalese colonisation and then killed the Indian Tamils’ representation in Parliament with two legislations.

This process has been faithfully followed and executed by the succeeding Prime Ministers and Presidents.

For recapitulation, the acts and deeds of the Sinhalese leaders are summarised as follows, which are featured with breach of pledges, pacts and betrayals.

The pledge given to Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam in 1921 was the first breach when James Peiris and EJ Samarawickrema promised a seat from the Western Provincial to Arunachalam and then dishonoured it. This was also the first historical betrayal which sowed the seeds of Tamil nationalism and the starting point for the communal drift and mistrust. No wonder Arunachalam fired the first salvo of ‘Tamil land’ or Tamil Aham when he inaugurated the ‘Tamil Mahajana Sabhai’ Jaffna in August 1921.

JR Jayewardene proposed the “Sinhala Only” idea in 1944 before the Soulbury Commission which was rejected. JR thus pioneered the Sinhala Language domination as a communal politician.

DS Senanayake initiated colonisation schemes in the Gal Oya region in 1948 and his speech on that occasion to the settlers bares the naked Sinhalisation agenda. “One day the whole country will look up to you. You men and woman who will carry the Island’s destiny on your shoulders. One day the country will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala.”

Maithripla Buddhist monksDS then targeted the Indians Tamils to ensure their non-entity in Sri Lanka’s politics and passed the Ceylon Citizenship Act in 1948 and Indian and Pakistan Resident’s Act in 1949. The toiling Indian Tamils were sacrificed to ensure Sinhalese domination in Parliament.

Then came SWRD Bandaranaike whose lust to become the Prime Minister propelled him to resort to communal politics. He used the ‘Sinhala language to attain this objective and was in a hurry to pass the’ Sinhala Only Act in June 1956, thus feeding the polarization and widening the rift between Sinhalese and Tamils. His efforts to satisfy the Tamils also ended in fiasco when Sinhala chauvinists killed the Banda- Chelva Pact in 1958. It was an irony of fate that SWRD who opened the gates of politics to Buddhist priests, who are prohibited to indulge in it according to Buddhist principles, was killed by a Buddhist Monk, like a ‘Frankenstein’. For his part, JR led the famous Kandy March to whip up opposition to kill the Pact in which he succeeded by harping on communalism.

Dudley Senanayake a gentleman by nature sought to solve the Tamils’ grievances by entering into an agreement with SJV Chelvanayakam who was then spearheading non-violent agitations in the North and East. The agreement called the Dudley-Chelva Pact made in 1965 suffered the similar fate of death inflicted by die-hard Buddhist monks and opposition parties. Even Chelva was let down and humiliated by this broken pledge. Buddhist-Sinhala domination was thus sustained and allowed to reign over reason and justice.

S.J.V. then prophetically commented ‘Only god can save the Tamils’. So far no god has got his message and one can only hope for it in the future.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike as the first world’s first woman Prime Minister on her part introduced the standardization formula in 1971 which reduced the deserving Tamil students’ admissions to Universities and also passed the legislation enforcing Sinhala only to be used in the courts. She also enshrined Buddhism as the foremost religion to be protected and preserved with provisions to this effect in the 1972 Constitution. She also removed Section 29(2) of the Soulbury Constitution which was the only safeguard to protect the rights and interests of the minorities.

JR Jayawardene dubbed as the “Fox of Asia” introduced the 1978 Constitution creating the Presidential executive system of governance like that of France. He engineered the communal riots in 1983 and enjoyed it for five days, justifying it as a natural public reaction of the Sinhalese majority. He staged various peace talks ensuring their failures, but finally caved into signing the limping Indo-Ceylon Accord, which is now functioning at the mercy of centre.

Ranasinghe Premadasa cleverly joined hands with the LTTE to send back the IPKF who were their common enemies. Various round of peace talks as with LTTE usually ended in failure.

Chandrika Bandaranaike on her part evinced her desire to solve the problems of Tamils by presenting a devolution package with wider powers. As usual the UNP led by Ranil killed this package by organizing protests spearheaded by monks. The net result ended in a “war for peace” declared by Chandrika in 1995 while the Tamils were left in limbo.

Chandrika also caused the demise of the OSLO declaration, which was acceptable to the LTTE and also the Tsunami Funds Management Plan with the LTTE. The LTTE’s Interim Self – Government Proposal also met the same fate during Chandrika’s Presidency.

All the above scuttling actions were motivated due to the sole aim and intention of maintaining and ensuring the Sinhala – Buddhist reign and supremacy in Sri Lanka. Mahinda succeeded Chandrika who bettered others in feigning peace with Tamils while initiating time passing peace talks with LTTE. He found India and some other countries as allies to conduct an “Elimination of LTTE” war, using the US slogan of “war against terror”. He succeeded and positioned the Tamils as a conquered race to live under subjugation forever. He accelerated the Sinhala – Buddhism and Militarisation programs in the North and East unhindered and unstoppable by a feeble opposition from Tamil leaders. This process is proceeding with no brakes or disruptions.

Mahinda lost the Presidential elections due to the majority votes of Tamils and Muslims who were waiting for the opportunity to destroy his unbridled ambition to serve as a life term President after the due changes he made in the 18th Amendment, which is now curtailed by a 19th Amendment introduced by Maithri.

President Maithripala Sirisena: 2015 – to date

Maithri served as a loyal SLFP party member who was also a close pal of Mahinda, even acting as the Defense minister in-charge during the final phase of the war in May 2009 when Mahinda was out of the island. The looming question is whether he can be indicted for complicity for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed under his nose while serving Mahinda.

Leaving this issue for the future, the question is what are the expectations of Tamils from him? No answer seems to be visible from him or from his quarters. He won the Presidential election due to the minority votes – Tamils and Muslims who wanted to get rid of Mahinda. Even the Tamil National Alliance extended its support at the last-minute to Maithri.

However, for his part Maithri neither made any reference to the Tamils’ problems nor any public statement as to his ideas about a political settlement. The TNA also wisely avoided making any pacts with Maithri as “once bitten twice shy” weighed in their decision. Since Maithri has not promised anything for the TNA or Tamils, the question of betrayal does not arise with him for the time being.

However, Maithri will remain and continue to remain as another typical Sinhalese politician with an eye on his post and future. He has already indicated his stand on the following issues which are hostile to Tamils while underscoring the Sinhala-Buddhist supremacy:

1. No withdrawal or reduction of the Army in the North. About 160, 000 soldiers are living among 700,000 civilians; thus keeping the Tamils under Army surveillance and control.
2. No complete handing back of the lands to Tamil civilians. Out of 6200 acres seized by the Army in the North, only 400 acres have been returned to civilians so far.
3. No conferring of powers and/or allowing the Northern and Eastern Provincial Council to function with their powers over land and police.
4. No stopping of the illegal seizure of lands belonging to civilians by over-zealous monks who build Viharas and erect Buddha statues when there are only a few Sinhalese living around.
5. Refused to hold an Independent International Investigation into war crimes etc.
6. No halt to future Sinhalese settlements in Tamil areas.
7. No speedy re-settlements of the thousands of displaced Tamil civilians. Lack of urgency and enthusiasm and a cavalier attitude towards the suffering Tamils.
8. No proposals to solve the 60 year old ethnic problem have been laid out so far.
9. No commitment to release the Tamil political prisoners languishing in jails for more than 20 years. Now they are dubbed as convicted criminals under the legal system with no prospects for release.
10. No investigation or information as to the fate of 90,000 disappeared Tamils.
11. Appointing alleged war criminals and conferring them with titles and ranks: E.g.: Jagath Dias and Sarath Fonseka.

The Tamils can only continue to live at the mercy and dispensation of Sinhala governments unless and until the international community acts to bring about a just and durable political solution. It is the hope that political sanity and not political senility prevail in Sri Lanka from now on for its unity and prosperity.

A recent news feature in Colombo media saying “President appears to be promoting the Sinhala- Buddhist supremacy” citing the Lion flag hoisted near him without the signs representing Tamils and Muslims is not a matter of surprise. This is just another piece of the confirmation of the hold and sway of Sinhala-Buddhist doctrine with Sinhala leaders.

Maithiri’s backtracking of a promise to hold a war victim’s ‘Remembrance Day’ and switching to ‘War Heroes Day Celebrations’ on May 19th showed his true colours. Besides, his speech was devoted to praising the soldiers with no mention of consolation to the Tamil victims of war, or to the orphans and widows.

To sum up, Tamils can expect neither justice nor good governance, solace or political settlement under any Sri Lankan government, not to mention the lack of upholding the law to enforce accountability for the perpetrators of war crimes etc.

 

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    Rather than offer meaningful constructive criticism this article ends with a dead end. As do all articles by those racist Tamils who cannot see Sri Lanka in the hands of anything but a purebred Tamil.

    This writer is another example of why Tamils have tripped and fallen so often in Sri Lankan political history. Like those before him who have actually influenced Tamil affairs, this writer is arrogant and too quick to judge. If he wants to understand why the Tamils are now only a shadow of their former selves and why they are a destroyed people in every sense of the word, he needs to only look at a mirror.

    Some patience to see how things develop AFTER the parliamentary elections would have served him well. But it would seem too difficult for old dogs like this writer to learn that new trick.

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      Rizwan, there is no need for your smartass comment. That only demeans and makes you cheap. Thambu Kanagasabai has stated facts that are historically verifiable.

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        Dear Thambu Kanagasabai,

        You have a History of writing Racist Rubbish and failing to defend it.

        Colonisation occurred ONLY in the Hill country when ALIEN Indian Tamils exceeding the TOTAL Indigenous Tamil population of Lanka, were settled in Land robbed from the Sinhalese using Draconian Laws.

        Eastern Lanka right up to Elephant Pass was within the Sinhala Kingdom of Kandy. The Sinhalese therefore cannot colonise there own land.

        The electoral system before Universal Franchise was a non Democratic farce designed to Marginalise the Sinhalese. Just compare the representation with the population numbers.

        These are FACTS that can be verified. Hence what you have written is just Racist Tripe.

        Here is a Dutch Map of Ceylon dated 1726 AD That shows the territory of the Vanniyars, the Veddas and Jaffna Patnam (ruled by the Dutch).
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        http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/Map-Ceylon.5852
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        Here is another Dutch record that coroborates the above map and state in non ambigous language that the Territory South of Elephant Pass is that of the Kandyan King.
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        http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/Elephant-Pass.813p#Details
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        Lanka was devided into three main divisions Ruhunu, Maya and Pihiti. These are described in the ancient Kadaim books. Here is a quote from “Tales of the Land: British Geography and Kandyan Resistance in Sri Lanka, c. 1803–1850” by Dr Sujit Sivasunderam.

        “Firstly, the kadaim, or boundary books, are state documents which describe the three main divisions of the island of Sri Lanka, and which were in the custody of the lekam-gey-attan or functionaries to the secretariat at court

        In the kadaim books, Tri Simhale, which denotes the entire island, is divided into three principalities or kingdoms, namely Maya, Pihiti and Ruhunu. The oldest kadaim book, Sri Lamkadvipaye Kadaim, divides the entire island into 114 ratas or countries; Maya has 28 ratas, Pihiti has 43 ratas and Ruhunu has 43 ratas. Boundary pillars mark off the limits of particular ratas.”
        End Quote

        Sufficient proof that the entire Island was ruled by the Sinhalese.

        Here is a Quote from Sinnappah Arasaratnam’s book “The Kingdom of Kandy: Aspects of its External Relations and Commerce, 1658-1710,” p110 as quoted by Dr Sujit Sivasunderam in his book “Islanded”.

        “The Kandians had control over five ports at the time the Dutch succeeded the Portuguese on the coastal belt in the seventeenth century: these were Kalpitiya and Puttalam on the west coast and Trincomalee, Kottiyar, and Batticaloa on the east coast Each of these ports was linked to a particular segment of the Kandyan kingdom”

        Thus Baticoloa, Kottiyar and Trinco in the East and Kalpitiya and Puttalam in the West were the PRINCIPLE ports of the Kandian Kingdom in the 17th century.

        Further Proof that the East was wholly within the Sinhala Kingdom of Kandy.

        When the British arrived, Lanka had 85% Forrest cover which was uninhabited. Thus Habitation in the WHOLE Island was limited to 15%. The collective area within the British made Northern and Eastern provinces is 30% of Lanka’s Land area. Which is DOUBLE the Inhabited area of the WHOLE Island at THAT TIME. Thus any claim based on a fraudulent historical habitation of this vast expanse of Land by a very small population becomes ludicrous.

        There is overwhelming evidence available to prove that the Tamil claim to the East is a Fraud. In fact the map above proves that PART of the present Northern Province was also under the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom.

        In 1977 the Tamil United Liberation Front declared in their election manifesto that the Eastern and Northern Provinces were the EXCLUSIVE HOMELAND OF THE TAMILS.

        Land has always been the PRIMARY cause of ethnic strife. The day Tamil Politicians give up this mythical Tamil Habitation of the East strife will end.

        Tamils are not a Homogenous ethnic group. Their History in Lanka ranges from the Ancient to the Present. Please correct me if I am wrong.

        The Ancient Tamils are Sons of the Soil but they are only a small fraction of the Tamil population.

        I have attempted to group the Tamils of Lanka according to a Historical Time Line. Please feel free to correct me.

        1. Ancient migrants from India
        2. Those brought by Sinhala Kings for work & military service
        3. Invaders from Chola, 1017 AD and later
        4. Those who were brought by the Portuguese
        5. Those who were brought by the Dutch
        6. Those who were brought by the British
        7. Illegal immigrants (still on going)

        1, is an indigenous group whose antiquity would be the same as that of the Sinhalese. They came as Tamils and remained as Tamils. They have the same Historical right to Lanka that the Sinhalese have.

        2, is a naturalised group of a later vintage. Some remained as Tamils others assimilated to Sinhalese society. Since they came to Lanka at the invitation of the Indigenous Ruler they too will enjoy the the same rights as 1 above.

        1 and 2 are a small minority amongst the Tamils.

        3 to 7 constitute the overwhelming majority of the Tamil population. Their History in Lanka ranges from 1017 AD (Chola invaders) to the present (7, illegal immigrants). They do not have the same Historical rights as 1 and 2 as they were either invaders or came here without the approval of the indigenous Ruler.

        Thus “Tamil Rights” is a deceptive term that attempts to hide invaders and employees of invaders using the cover of the real sons of the Soil, the Tamils that fall into the first two classifications.

        The Northern Province is much bigger than the former Tamil Kingdom and includes parts of the former Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom.

        Even if the TOTAL Tamil population of Lanka decides to relocate to the Northern Province (which they will never do and I as a Sinhalese don’t want them to do), the population density will still be SMALLER than that of the Central Province, the Hinterland of the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom where nearly a million Tamils brought by the British live.

        You already have a Tamil Government there. It will never be anything else as the Tamil population is higher than 95%. Drop the racist and fraudulent claims, you will achieve COMPLETE peace overnight.

        I hope you will contest what I have written and prove it wrong.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          OTC,

          you have missed Karawes,Durawes, Salagama, toddy tappers, cinnamon peelers,….

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            Dear Anpu,

            What I have given is a Historical Timeline as explicitly stated in the comment.

            It encompasses the complete period of interest up to the present. I am sorry that you were unable to understand it. Please re read and re engage after you have understood it.

            I am aware that you love maps.
            The map I have presented has not been mislabeled like the one you posted (Remember that map showing areas under Dutch control mislabeled as TamilcountryVanni.jpg ?)

            I observe that you have avoided discussing the Tamil Kingdom or the Kandyan Kingdom.

            I hope you can produce a challenging counter comment to what I have written.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              OTC,

              “complete period of interest”
              Karawes,Durawes, Salagama, toddy tappers, cinnamon peelers,….

              Are they not part of the history???

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                Dear Anpu,

                You should have taken my advise and reread my comment.

                If the people that you are writing about does not fit into the Timeline already placed before the readership you should indicate where they should go by indicating the time period.

                Here is the Time Line I gave

                I have attempted to group the Tamils of Lanka according to a Historical Time Line. Please feel free to correct me.

                1. Ancient migrants from India
                2. Those brought by Sinhala Kings for work & military service
                3. Invaders from Chola, 1017 AD and later
                4. Those who were brought by the Portuguese
                5. Those who were brought by the Dutch
                6. Those who were brought by the British
                7. Illegal immigrants (still on going

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                OTC ,

                “Karawes,Durawes, Salagama, toddy tappers, cinnamon peelers,….”

                Are they not ALIEN?

                Please answer in one word.

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                  Dear Anpu,

                  Who is an Alien?
                  Please see the dictionary definition I provided Ken.

                  If an Alien marries a Native then the progeny are also Natives.

                  Any more silly questions?

                  Now that I have answered your nit picking questions can you prove that the Sinhalese were not inhabiting the East where three of their Principle Sea Ports were located?

                  By not challenging what I wrote and stooping down to irrelevant nit picking are you not admitting that the Tamil claim to the East is a Fraud and that the Sinhalese inhabited the East too?

                  Kind Regards,
                  OTC

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                    Come on comedy, you tried to teach me Aria Pashave with the word you cut and pasted, “Panchamar”. When I asked you the meaning for that word you ran away. Panhmar, in Ariya Pashave, means the fifth one. In Jaffna’s current situation, Brahmin, Kurukal( or Poossary Iyar), Pandaari (or temple statue decorator), the Chetties and then the Vellalar coming in the order. In Jaffna the Vella Panchamar, the fifth in the line, must call all others and duly calls other four “Aya”, meaning sir or lord. I need to explain you that all. I am waiting for the time you come back and write the meaning for the word “panchamar”
                    Entire world know Tamil Kings were ruling in Kandy. What the Tamils owned or not owned is irrelevant here. There is no prove that when Sinhala Kings were ruling, they had Aanai Iravu (that is pure Tamil) name was part of their kingdom. As a rule, kings decide who are theirs citizens are. When he wins the incumbent king by any means, the sovereignty changes the hands. Your argument is taking nowhere that ever Aanai Iravu was owned any Sinhala King. Utter fool implies everything for your own benefit.

                    Any Kerala men brought to war has merged into Sinhala community. That is why there is speech of a Sinhala Minister comparing Shinhala Culture to Kerala culture. Idiot if you want give exclusive land for the Malaiyalies came to serve in the Sinhala army, well, I am happy to include them within the Tamil Eelam. Fool, before you post, read the books. There is no Malaiyalis served in the Tamils kings’ army. So Malaiyalies served in the army is only contributed to the Sinhala Immigration. You need not to give us any land that you want give for them in the North-East.

                    Portuguese and Dutch, and latter English, when they won the Tamil King Rajasinghan with the help of two Sinhala Intellectual traitors name Ehilopola and Pilamathalawa, brought Tamils from South India to work on their farms. The European had to bring Tamils to work because the lowyer like Kandian Sinhala Intellectual OTC are unreliable, lazy and dodgers as Mr.Thambu Kanagasabai had pointed in his essay how they cheat. I am not going to pick up on the Tamils emmigation, like Kandian goon OTC doing on the Tamils immigation. But still I have to mention the massive Tamils crowed that left to Southeast Asia (That time Malaysia that time Rangoon…..) on their own, not pressured by European. These are the crowd who brought to dictionary the word Ceylon Tamils. The Tamils coming to Ceylon was nothing new other than for the Kandian Sinhala lowyer Off Tragic case. It is a normal process of a country’s migration.

                    These migrations have to be taken individually. Negombo Tamils are the one came as Cinnamon peelers, coconut pluckers and for other labors. They are not counted as Tamils. They counted as low caste Sinhalese. They are not in North or East. What else I can say on that. It looks like you are telling to me north and east may not enough for me; why not take North-West province too. I would like to ask for that, but though they are Tamils, they speak Sinhala. So I do not want to ask, but if you want to give North-West, ok I take. Chilo has the 5000 years old Siva Temple.

                    The issue mentioned in “the base to the fact” article of Thambu Kanagasabai is about up country Tamils. The point here is Kandy was Tamils’ land when it was captured from a Tamil King. The English people duly settle the Tamils in the land they captured from Tamil King. It with in all norms that the Nayaka Kings land allowing another Nayaka Kings lands people to settle in their land. That is just only norms, law and ethical. But what is the practicality? If you look at another issue, the majority of the American migrated to America only after up country Tamils were settle there. Many American too, whether white or black were brought as indentured workers. So, would you put an argument that all these Americans have to be deported? Those who know the practicality would not have put their hand on the upcountry Tamils. Further they were the ones feeding the Kandian Sinhala Intellectuals like OTC with the free rice. That is the same of the worst from of return DS made to Ramanathan who saved him from dying in the European’s prison.

                    Historically Lankave was Tamils country. Until Ramar Palam was washed off by Tsunami, TN people have been walking freely to Lanka. This has been told in the Ramayan, which is much older to the 1300 years old Mahawamsa. Mahawansa clearly tells Sinhala peoples are only immigrants, on the first instance. Then it describes how Dutugeuenu took the Tamils’ Kingdom by wining Tamil King, who was ruling in North Central. For a peaceful deal with Tamils, all Ellarla’s parts should be handed over to Tamils back again. Thiventhiran munai had one of the famous of the Pancha Iswams, these were brought to Eelam by the Hindus Vally Pasupathi Culture people. Dutugemenu took the sward from a priest in Kathirkamam. Kulakottan re-built the Thirukonamalai Temple. Seetha-laiyam (Sita Eliya) still is having the Ravana’s Daughter, Sita’s name. Ravana named the village in the honor of his daughter. Matara, the “Then Mathurai”, which was cut off by tsunami from TN about 4000 years ago, is still having its name. These all are clear indication of Tamils occupied the entire Eelam Island once. In contrast, you have no prove of any Sinhala Kings coming as far as Aalai Iravu at any time in the history of Lankave. Even Vijeya Landed in Manar(Manthai)

                    The Lankan history purposefully corrupted by Jaffnahistory.com, the web sites created and maintained by Kandian Sinhala Intellectuals like Off and Tragic Case. NPC’s Chief Minister, CV asked the Appe Ananuva to be open to invite UNESCO and rewrite the Ceylon History books for the students. When CV mentioned the word “UN”-ESCO, the Sinhala Intellectuals have declined that they are not ready to go for UN’s electric chair. Even Navipillai had indicated that the display’s at the Freedom Square is misrepresenting the truth.

                    To stop and fix the propaganda mess in the school history books the Kandian Sinhala Intellectuals like the Off Tragic case are making, the Tamils have to take to UN and should ask UNESCO to interfere into this.

                    ” The Tamils can only continue to live at the mercy and dispensation of Sinhala governments unless and until the international community acts to bring about a just and durable political solution.

                    Tamils can expect neither justice nor good governance, solace or political settlement under any Sri Lankan government, not to mention the lack of upholding the law to enforce accountability for the perpetrators of war crimes etc.

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                      Dear Mallaiyuran and Mr. Thambu Kanagasabai,

                      As I have repeatedly told you before, you are a dishonest idiot who will insist that white is black. You are incapable of carrying out an intelligent discussion in the Language of this forum as you cannot understand the language. You have an aimlessly rambling mind that cannot keep it’s focus on the discussion and will ramble on like a Mad Dog salivating at the mouth snapping at everything. You will bring to the discussion a thousand irrelevancies and keep jabbering about Kings, Queens, Princes and everything under the Sun but the topic under discussion.

                      In an attempt to contest a 1700’s Dutch Map, you are even quoting the Mythical Ramayanaya, where Monkeys take the Sun in it’s mouth.

                      What more evidence of your idiocy is needed?

                      You even challenged the following quote from T. Sabaratnam (Prabahkaran’s Biographer) and claimed that VVT is NOT a smuggler’s Den.

                      “Valvettithurai, VVT in brief, served as a “smuggler’s paradise” where all goods forbidden by the “socialist” state of Sri Lanka were available in plenty”.

                      It is foolish for ANYONE to engage with a DISHONEST, ILLITERATE, UNFOCUSED IDIOT like you.

                      I am not that person, so find someone else.

                      I will however keep reminding you why your IDIOTIC comments are ignored.

                      I was not a participant in the discussion “Something Is Rotting In Tamil Politics: What Is Wigneswaran’s Game Plan?”

                      I entered the discussion because I saw you referring to me in my absence. That is how COWARDS behave.

                      That discussion did not have anything about Tamil Cast issues, either in the article or in the comments. But being the aimless rambling FOOL that you are, it was brought up from nowhere, no reason given.

                      This was part of my response to you.

                      Extract
                      If you want to know who the Panchamar is, refer back to any comment of mine that discusses Tamil Cast issues or you can refer to Ragunathan (2004: 22-23).

                      Are you trying to test my knowledge of Tamil Cast Issues or are you trying to deny the existence of the Panchamar? Whatever your intentions are you are a FOOL even to attempt it.

                      To Tamils with a High Cast Ego like yours, the Panchamars were Chattel to be used and thrown away, like a sanitary pad.

                      End Extract

                      Apparently you have not read Ragunathan or understood my message and insists on testing my knowledge of the Tamil Cast system mandated by the Hindu Religion.

                      I will make use of the opportunity that you have given to ENLIGHTEN Mr. Thambu Kanagasabai and like minded Tamils who are writing Tongue in Cheek articles of Sinhala oppression of Tamils as to who REALLY Oppressed them from Time immemorial.

                      I hope you will enjoy it.

                      Ragunathan (2004: 22-23) listed a series of 24 customary prohibitions enforced by the upper caste elite on Panchamars (Low Casts) during the 1950s. These prohibitions were as follows:

                      1. Males should not wear an upper garment.
                      2. ‘Verti’ should not hang below the ankle.
                      3. Men should not wear “Shalvei” on the shoulder.
                      4. Females should not wear an upper garment.
                      5. Females should not wear the “thaavani” (sari “potta”).
                      .
                      6. The Panchamar should not travel unnecessarily on roads and in public places. When proceeding on permitted paths, they must announce their coming by dragging a “kaavolei” (dried Palmyrah leaf) behind them.
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                      7. Panchamar must not wear any jewellery.
                      8. Panchamar should not tie “thali” (wedding necklace).
                      9. Panchamar must not wear white for higher rituals.
                      10. Panchamar must not wear white for important/special rituals.
                      11. They must bury the dead without cremation.
                      12. Use of musical instruments to rejoice or mourn prohibited.
                      13. Music at auspicious or inauspicious functions prohibited.
                      14. They should not use the ponds of the “high” castes.
                      15. They must not use umbrellas.
                      16. They must not wear footwear.
                      17. They must not study.
                      18. Gods of the “high” castes prohibited in their temples.
                      19. They cannot enter the “high” caste temples.
                      20. They must not enter tea-shops.
                      21. They must not draw water from public wells.
                      22. They cannot either drive or travel in cycles and cars.
                      23. They cannot sit while traveling in buses.
                      24. In schools, they were not allowed to sit on chairs.

                      Schooling was PROHIBITED to the Panchamar till the colonial govt intervened.

                      Dr Jane Russell in Communal Politics says.

                      Even by the mid-20th century the status of the pallas, for example, was hardly any better than a century before. Tambiah quotes from the Manual of the Madura District published in 1868 to describe the position of the pallas in 1951.
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                      They are a numerous but abject and despised race. Their principal occupation is ploughing the land of the more fortunate Tamils, and though normally free, they are usually slaves in almost every sense of the word.’ The outcastes or parayas had a deplorable social status. Among this group, there was a caste unique to Jaffna, the turumbas or washers men to the parayas. They were not allowed to be seen in the daylight and could only travel by night
                      .
                      Sebastian Rasalingam a Low Cast Tamil who grew up in Jaffna in the 1930s, a Victim of the VELLALA High Cast, describes how the oppression was ENFORCED.

                      Quote “I know the vicious character of quasi-slavery, which was maintained purely by violence.

                      “When I moved to Hatton and later to Colombo, I found a very different world. It was a transforming experience for me and my wife to find that our workmates, mostly Sinhalese would actually sit with us and share a cup of tea. We found that we could go to night school and study without being threatened, beaten up, or go and borrow books, and do things that would bring swift retribution ‘back in the North’; our dwellings would have been torched and our women raped with impunity”
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                      The simple act of having a cup of tea with a Sinhalese was overwhelming for Mr Rasalingum. In the North they could not even enter a Tea Kiosk.
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                      He further states,

                      “These absentee landlords became parliamentarians and blocked any legislation that modernised the North. Universal franchise and women’s rights were opposed, starting from 1929. The building of causeways and roads that would make depressed caste villages accessible were opposed. Upgrading of village Councils and TCs in the North were opposed by these ‘Tamil leaders’. When they realised that Colombo was going to make caste discrimination illegal, they launched separatist politics. Then the Ponnambalams and the Chelvanayagams could “run their affairs themselves,” in the ‘exclusive Tamil homelands of the Eelam’. The political strategy was to whip up Tamil racism, aided by Sinhala Chauvinism”.
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                      http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/12770
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                      http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=36740
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                      Bryan Pfaffenberger in his book ‘Caste in Tamil Culture’ observes that, the Tamils blame the Sinhalese to cover their own Sins
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                      1871 Tamil Tamil riots – at Maviththapuram.
                      High cast Tamils attacked low casts (dhoby and barber castes)
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                      1923 September, Tamil Tamil riots – at Sutumalai.
                      High cast Tamils attacked Low cast (Paramba) people because Low Casts have no right to employ drummers at a funeral.
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                      1929 June Tamil Tamil riots – Jaffna
                      Because the govt issued an ‘equal seating directive’ to govt grant-aided schools.
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                      Under this directive ‘low caste’ students were allowed to sit on the bench. Until then they sat either on the floor or outside the classroom. Resultant riots burnt a large number of houses mainly of low caste Tamils. Their children en masse were stopped from attending schools. Repeated petitions were made to the government by ‘high caste’ Vellalars begging to cancel the directive!
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                      The Vellala Burnt Down FIFTEEN (15) schools that complied with the govt order and other acts of violence and kept their children from attending school.
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                      1931 Tamil Tamil riots – at Canganai.
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                      High casts Tamils attacked Low cast Pallars for hiring drummers for a funeral.
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                      1933 Tamil Tamil riots & Bus strike – Jaffna
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                      High cast Tamil bus-drivers went on strike in protest against Low cast Tamils attempting to Sit on seats instead of the floor where they sat before.
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                      A few months later in a caste feud between vellala and non-vellala Catholics, a vellala was killed, and the houses of several Low Cast parayas burnt down, over the issue of a paraya man wearing shoes in church.
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                      The next day, another feud developed in another village between High Casts and low cast nalavas over the rights of the nalavas to cremate their dead in a vellala cremation place, and a man was shot.
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                      (from the PhD Thesis of Dr Jane Russell, Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, 1931 – 1947 available from Thisara Publications, Lanka)
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                      Up to that point of time there were no Tamil Sinhala riots.
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                      The first Tamil Sinhala Riot occurred in 1939 after a Racist hate speech was delivered in Nawalapitiya by Tamil Lawyer Politician and founder All Ceylon Tamil Congress, Mr GG Ponnambalam.
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                      The Prevention of Social Disabilities Act (#21 of 1957), (PSDA) was enacted in Parliament to outlaw cast discrimination.
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                      The first Low Cast Tamil Member of Parliament was elected in 1977, TWENTY years after the PSDA was enacted and 29 years after Independence!!!
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                      That would have been an IMPOSSIBILITY without the PSDA.
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                      The Dudley-Chelva pact
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                      While legislation was being prepared to establish the District Councils, the Low Cast Tamil Organisation, “The All Ceylon Minority Tamils United Front requested the Prime Minister to stay the implementation of the legislation until caste discrimination was eradicated from Jaffna, for this would constitute an instrument to further reduce the rights of Minority Tamils”. (Sri Lanka in the Modern Age by Nira W)
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                      Due to the opposition of the Low Cast Tamils, the Left Parties and the SLFP, Dudley S the PM, abandoned the bill.
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                      Who are the Panchamar?
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                      “As a 12 year old I became conscious of how Tamils used the caste system to enslave least 75 percent of the Tamil population by obtaining their services virtually free based on their belonging to the servile class. I wondered about my own family’s hypocrisy when on the one hand they practised Catholicism to the letter treating our servants kindly and generously and on the other never allowing us to mix with those who are perceived to belong to lower castes. They even interrogated my classmates before they could be allowed into the hall”

                      Ms Pearl Thevanayagam, http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2011/06/pernicious-caste-curse-of-tamils-living.html

                      According to Ms Thevanayagam, a Tamil herself, 75% of the Northern Tamils are low cast Panchamar.

                      “The Tamil underclass of Jaffna was referred to variously as the depressed, scheduled or pariah castes. However, throughout the rest of this chapter I shall refer to these unfortunate people simply as non-Vellalas because on principle, I do not refer to people by names that connote inferiority or are pejorative of them. In the 1960s the underclass constituted almost 60% of a population of 700,000 Tamils in the Jaffna District”
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                      Government Agent Jaffna (Highest Ranking Civil Servant), Mr Neville Jayaweera.
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                      Thus according to the GA 60% of the Northern Tamils are the Panchamar.

                      However the above EXCLUDES the Indian Origin Tamils, who are almost 100% low cast. Thus the PANCHAMAR amongst the Tamil population of Lanka approaches 85%.

                      It is this 85% that were oppressed and treated as Chattel by the High Cast Oppressive Slave Drivers using the Hindu Religion as the TOOL.

                      Mr Sebastian Rasalingum puts the treatment of the Panchamar poignantly.

                      “In my young days I sat on the class-room floor or carried a low stool from class to class, as only the high castes could sit on chairs. The teachers treated me and and another child like me as excreta and punished us for daring to be there.
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                      But I thought that was the law – each had his station in life.”

                      The Indian Origin Tamils escaped the Vellala Oppression as they lived amongst the Sinhalese.

                      I must thank the idiotic Mallaiyuran for giving me the opportunity to write about an area I avoided in my first response to Mr. Thambu Kanagasabai.

                      Racist High Cast writers such as Thambu, FAILED to see the oppression of the Tamil people by Tamils themselves because he was party to it.

                      Today Thambu is writing a Deluge of articles shedding Political crocodile tears but I bet he won’t be able to produce a SINGLE article that he has written on behalf of the OPPRESSED Tamil Panchamar, the low cast humanity, treated like human excreta, by their own people.

                      The experiences I have quoted are first hand experiences of Tamils.

                      Much more can be written supported by authoritative references but the above should suffice to draw a true picture.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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                      Tambiah quotes from the Manual of the Madura District published in 1868 to describe the position of the pallas in 1951.” Read what you paste.

                      (Do you know you are keeping the Tamil estate workers, for two centuries, worse than them, but the converted Negombo Tamils not like that?

                      “Are you trying to test my knowledge of Tamil Cast Issues (Are you getting nervousness, well still we have to go through it) or are you trying to deny the existence of the Panchamar? (OTC where did you see that in my writing?, why are you putting the cart before the horse? because you think you goofed? First, you tell me the dictionary meaning of the Panchmar, then we proceed) Whatever your intentions are you are a FOOL even to attempt it. (Why are you so defensive, after all, in this website everybody knows you never write anything other than cut and paste, so don’t be scared, Nobody wants to kills you) To Tamils with a High Cast Ego like yours, the Panchamars were Chattel to be used and thrown away, like a sanitary pad.”

                      Do you speak the Aandu pashave? It is also an Araiya Pashave. Is that what the name Panchmar denotes in Ariya Pashave? Fool, remember this! “Pancha” is not Tamil Anju is. So, as a Tamil, there are reasons that do not have to assume the meaning of that word. So, first, you show me a panchamar in Jaffna or explain me who a panchamar is. Then we proceed. Until that we has to keep coming back to this subject.

                      You are quoting from 1951, but you only know one low caste’s writing that is long before the birth of the world, to revenge the Vellalas but entire world knows Old King and Athanagala Princess currently revenging each other because the Karava, the Old King is not acceptable to be President to the Athanagala Princess. Don’t fool others how much the castial difference you have in Sinhala community. There is only in Lankave it is treated that Vellala as a material caste. They are the Shudra in religious books. “Shudra is the fourth varna, whose mythological origins is described in the Purusha Sukta of the Rig veda, one of the sacred texts of Hinduism, and later explained in the Manusmṛti.” (Off Tragic Case, Don’t forget, you meant the Manusmiriti definition!) That is because Jaffna Hindus and Sinhala south have the same caste pattern, where Govi is the main caste, not even Brahmin. This is not what you see in Manusmiriti which is what you took for discussion.

                      I have listed the actual situation of the vellalars in Jaffna, where they are fifth, which is the caste-less persons as per the Manu followers.(Further even a Brahmin, as per Manu’s law, more frequently, than the other castes, can become a caste-less person) You do not have the capacity to deny it. So you just by passed it did the same cut and paste that you have put in many places in the CT without any change. You collected some books to distraught the Tamils history. None of these books have faced an Arangeram. It is in Lankave’s Old Royal periods a Tamil can be executed as terrorist, without a defense lawyer. That does not work with Books of Knowledge. Further you did not deny the Kandian’s comedy too. Read in the CT there are many comments that say Kandians shows that caste difference even within the monks. But for a Hindu, anywhere in the world, a Sanjasi does not have caste. Thank god, the Jaffna caste system when it shared its characteristics from the sister system, the southern Sinhala system, it did not pick up “The Kandians, ultra Kunu” feature too.

                      You show me a panchamar in Jaffna or explain me who a panchamar is. Can you? I do not have to care the cut and paste you do. If a book writer did not know what the meaning of the word Panchamar is, I am neither responsible nor need to stuck in half a century old past mistake of him/her. But it is in Manu’s (& Veda) philosophy, Sudra, the Vellala or the workers are the fourth and the last caste. You have no idea of who a Panchamar is. If you know or you have another rubbish book, describe who these people are. You have written about Pallas and Thurumbas. We will take them when there is time. Now describe who is a Panchamar.

                      It is not new that other communities do not honor one community’s caste of social differences. Americans have Black – White fight (the original varna- as Manu described). But they have no caste system. Until 1958 pogrom, many low caste Sinhala Kids come to Jaffna to work as servant kids. These kids work even in the Tamil, high caste’s kitchens, that is where the Hindu observes their caste differences to the highest. There was a boy like that working in one of those families, whose members did high jobs in Colombo. The Sinhala workers, who come to work those days on the Onion and Beetroot Lorries, identified the boy. They wanted he kept away according their system. So they reveled this information to their Tamil coworkers in the market Lorries. But that family refused to send the boy back. That boy comes and stands out in the noon time to meet us when we return from school. We give him the foods like our Vadai or Mothakam, which we carry from School’s special prayer days to home. Then in exchange, we use him to steal mangoes form that family garden as they had nice varieties those were very rare in our village. Off case, I lived in Jaffna. You are reading it in biased books but not ready to have they verified with the help of UNESCO, whom CV wants to rewrite the schools’ history books. For that don’t blame me, blame you for standing off on UNESCO matter.

                      Hey Angoda case, I am not just showing something from old Ramayana(Kampa Ramayana is only 1000 years old, but Manusmiriti or Veda which are talking about Panchamar are at least 2500 years old – then for what hell you are talking about the Manusmiriti? Because you do not know what is smiriti or Veda, but want to show off like Fidel Castro that you know everything?). Go back and read it again, I was showing even from the most modern book, Mahawamsa for the Tamils claims in Theivendran Munai, Kathirkamam…… Read fool what others are writing here. Just don’t only cut and paste, keeping your eye closed.

                      Read this:
                      “These five celebrated Ishwarams or Pancha Ishwaram Temples were important landmarks of the country and had India’s adoration. The erudite scholar and historian, Dr.Paul E.Pieris declared in 1917, at a meeting of the Royal Asiatic Society (Ceylon Branch), that:

                      “Long before the arrival of Vijaya there was in Lanka five recognised Ishwarams of Shiva which claimed and received adoration of all India. These were Thiruketheeshwaram which was near Mahatittha, Muneshwaram dominating Salawatte and the pearl fishery, Thondeshwaram near Mantota, ThiruKoneshwaram near the great Bay of Kottiyar and Naguleshwaram near Kankesanturai “.

                      How each of these five Pancha Ishwaram Temples survived the ravages of time and destruction by foreign invaders, is the subject of narration in the following pages.”

                      Comedy, you want to bring from individual’s retaliating writing. Do you know what research means is? The forgoing was what a writer quoting from a reach work. Comedy, Pancha Iaswarams were built purposefully in the central and on the rim of all four directions to show the rulers’ regional land markings.

                      Like in the war crime hiding the Sinhala Intellectuals are doing, you are not ready to have the Lankan history rewritten by UNESCO. You are attempting to show some mistaken maps that are preserved in sites like Jaffnahistory.com which are developed and maintained by paid propaganda people like you. You call you are innocent and others dishonest? Can you check the meaning for the word “dishonest” in the learnersdictionary.com?

                      ” I entered the discussion because I saw you referring to me in my absence. That is how COWARDS behave. That discussion did not have anything about Tamil Cast (OTC Comedy, everybody makes spelling mistakes, but when you make it shows your human Index level man! Check this word too in learnersdictionery.com, my poor soul (sole) issues either in the article or in the comments. But being the aimless rambling FOOL that you are, it was brought up from nowhere, no reason given.” FOOL read it again! I did not start with caste on that. So are you telling me that your spying team came and told you that I am cowardly referring in a thread that had picked up the hate that you sawed against the Valvettithurai? Now, you the Kandian Sinhala Intellectuals are ready to pluck eyes of a thousand Kudi Manies of Valvettithurai, alive? They were so happy that your job had paid off so somebody from EPDP is referring your work? But I tell you man, because you did not read there why I referred you there. You stayed away from blaming that they are still smuggling and did not make a call to CM CV that he has to initiate an investigation. Because the requirements (the orders from the Old Royals) to counter the CV’s call to remove the army and the contraband from Jaffna was issued in Sinhala. Even though the orders were issued with the same wording at the same time, EPDP messed it up by calling CV to investigate Jaffna army’s drug trafficking, because the orders were issued in Sinhala. The EPDP goons did not follow you and they went on different path and claimed that even while army is occupying the North, an investigation for smuggling by Jaffna army has to done by CV, over and above army. If I have not jumped into that and save you, they might have damaged the work you did and forced CV to get IC investigation over the army’s authority. What a foolish nightmare EPDP created. I may be a coward, but still I was the one called you there and by that kept your work intact and saved the army!

                      I can see why you could not understand my quotation of Ramayan. You have confused it as a prove that the map you produces is false. It is not my job to verify that your map is not false. It is your part to prove it. I did not go into that. Because you could not understand Sabaratnam when he sarcastically referred the democratic socialist republic of lankave referred, you could not get the point. Lankave was 100% Tamils country. We are not talking about it. Lankave has lost Tamil population like no their races. These statistics are from the Royal Governments. The reasons are Tamils left the country, they were forcefully converted as low caste Sinhalese and they were wiped out in genocide. This is showing, for the entire last century a net loss of Tamils. If there is a peace deal, the Upcountry Tamils lands should be assigned to Tamils provinces. The Negombo Tamils position has to be put on the Table. The lands next to Pancha Iswarams have to be negotiated. The Ellarala’s land has to be given back to Tamil. Otherwise Sinhala Intellectuals should leave Kandy. That is property of Tamil King. But Aanai Iravu was never ruled by any Sinhala King.

                      To Kandian Sinhala Intellectuals with a High Cast Ego like yours, America is showing the grab in Lankave now. The declaration for election is 100% America’s influence. Otherwise, Lankave’s Kandian Sinhala Intellectuals and Govi masters were planning to fool America, once again, by delaying the election until Secretary Kerry goes out of power by next November. Kandian Sinhala Intellectualism worked very well with Donomore, Soulbury, and Robert Blake. But it did not work with PM Cameron. It is looks, so far, not working well with Secretary Kerry too. It is world known secret that he got Old Royals from Temple Tree House. Now there is a talk in the Sinhala Media about a 40 plus Lankan Officials are mentioned in the UNHRC investigation. Let’s wait and see that how far the Sinhala Intellectualism can go.

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                      Dear Mallaiyuran,

                      As I have repeatedly told you before, you are a dishonest idiot who will insist that white is black. You are incapable of carrying out an intelligent discussion in the Language of this forum as you cannot understand the language. You have an aimlessly rambling mind that cannot keep it’s focus on the discussion and will ramble on like a Mad Dog salivating at the mouth snapping at everything. You will bring to the discussion a thousand irrelevancies and keep jabbering about Kings, Queens, Princes and everything under the Sun but the topic under discussion.
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                      Now you write again about Kings and Queens and Princess!!!
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                      “You are quoting from 1951, but you only know one low caste’s writing that is long before the birth of the world, to revenge the Vellalas but entire world knows Old King and Athanagala Princess currently revenging each other because the Karava, the Old King is not acceptable to be President to the Athanagala Princess”
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                      Ha ha haa what an idiot you are!!! What is the meaning of “but you only know one low caste’s writing that is long before the birth of the world, to revenge the Vellalas” ? Ha ha haaa, what an idiot!!!
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                      I am writing the following for the information of those who have a logical mind.
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                      Homo Sapiens inhabited Sri Lanka in 38,000 BP. Those are the OLDEST known inhabitants of South East Asia. Nowhere in the Indian subcontinent has any older Homo Sapiens been found and reliably dated. The oldest stone tools of the world have been discovered in Lanka and Africa, which date back to 28,500 BP.
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                      At the Last glacial maximum in 22,000 BP the sea was 400 feet below today’s level. Sri Lanka was inhabited 16,000 years before that. Adams Bridge therefore would have been FAR ABOVE the Sea. This raises a question about the migratory direction of the modern man between Lanka and South East Asia.
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                      Who are the Sinhalese?
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                      Genetically the Sinhalese and the Tamils share a common pool of genes. The Indian Tamils are hence ONE of the Parental populations of the Sinhalese (not the only one). The Sinhalese also share a gene pool with other Indian Sub continental populations. They also share a small gene pool with the Vedda. Unfortunately the other early inhabitants of Lanka are now extinct and their DNA is unavailable for comparison.
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                      A Fact that cannot be contested is that Sinhalese are not found as an indigenous population anywhere else in the World.
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                      Thus the Sinhalese have evolved in Lanka as a Hybrid (or mixed) but distinct ethnic group from Parental populations of Indian Sub Continent IMMIGRANTS (including Tamils) and Indigenous Ethnic Groups inhabiting Lanka at that time.
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                      The Sinhalese are CHILDREN of Natives of Lanka and are therefore NATIVES themselves.
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                      Religion
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                      Hinduism is far more ancient than Buddhism. Siddhartha was Born in Nepal where over 85% are Hindus. Thus in all probability King Suddhodhana and his queen Mahamaya, parents of Siddhartha, were also Hindu, making Siddhartha a Hindu by birth.

                      Hinduism predates Buddhism by about 10,000 years.

                      The parental populations who came here from India brought their clothes, Tools, Utensils and their Religion. That Religion was mainly Hinduism. The early Sinhalese were therefore Hindus. They remained Hindu until Emperor Asoka of India sent his son as a Buddhist emissary to his friend, Lanka’s King Mahinda, about 500 years after the Sinhalese evolved in Lanka.

                      Thus pointing to Hindu Temples or Tamil cultural artifacts found anywhere in this Island does not prove anything as the Sinhalese were Hindu for over 500 years.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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                      Thank you for accepting that Sinhalese are only vantherukukal(immigrants). They are the Kallathonies(illegal Immigrants), the Tamils are the occupier of this land. They developed this land9up to 1959) and brought it next to Japan and equal to Korea. The hyena DS and the Baboon SWRD destroyed this land.

                      “Thus pointing to Hindu Temples or Tamil cultural artifacts found anywhere in this Island does not prove anything as the Sinhalese were Hindu for over 500 years. “ Man I am dishonest, then why do you want agree with me on that words? Is that because one time you thought that you are higher dishonest than me and now dumbfounded that you are not dishonest as much as me? “FOOL”!

                      I do not know where the arbitrary 500 years are coming from, a notion similar to the one found in the DS’s Indian Pakistani citizenship act. Who fixed that time limit?
                      But I see for the last 500 hundred years North, East and Central only Tamils states. Within 500 years Kandy was Tamils’ property. From the day Kote was signed off to Lorenzo de Almedia, there was no Sinhalese in power anywhere in Lankave. “The precarious form of existence did not continue for any considerable length of time. In order to put a stop to further depredation, Francisco de Almeida, the Portuguese Viceroy of India, in 1505 sent his son, Lorenzo, to capture some of the tramp vessels of the Moors and the Arabs. The freebooters, so as to avoid an open engagement with the enemy were passing far to the South of Ceylon, by way of the Maldives Islands. Whilst in pursuit of them, Lorenzo drifted to Colombo by reason of contrary winds. On the eventful day of his landing at Colombo Arab and Moorish predominance along the littoral of Ceylon was doomed for ever. Up to that time the Moors held first place along the sea coast of Ceylon. Since them they have never regained the distinction. Tell when the Sinhala had upper hand with in 700 years?

                      Off,Tragic Case, Could you do some math multiple choice?

                      Which is the dishonest answer of the two?

                      1.(2015-1505)>500

                      2.(2015-1505)<500

                      Sinhalese King lost power in Lanka For 200 years updates haven developed by upcountry Tamils. Any property developed by them for British people is their property. Negombo, Chilo is Tamil area, but with in 100 years forcefully converted Negombo Tamils as low caste Sinhalese. 100 years Tamil have faced serious net loss.

                      We are not worried about history that you hold high in the air with your hand, written by the sailors who came to occupy us about 500 years ago. That is a Kandian Sinhala Intellectual’s dishonest distortion of the truth. Now the world have become advanced, other than the Lala’s wild life spice, the Sinhala Intellectuals. There are many Dutch experts working in the UNESCO. We want UNESCO experts come and rewrite out text books. There is no alternate for that. We are not going to accept your propaganda mission maintaining Jaffanahistory.com. We will call for it until it happen. Period!

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                      Dear Mallaiyuran,

                      You say “Thank you for accepting that Sinhalese are only vantherukukal(immigrants)”

                      Ha ha haa, You are an IDIOT that cannot understand English. Your inference above puts it beyond any doubt.

                      Your comment was ignored for the following reasons.

                      As I have repeatedly told you before, you are a dishonest idiot who will insist that white is black. You are incapable of carrying out an intelligent discussion in the Language of this forum as you cannot understand the language. You have an aimlessly rambling mind that cannot keep it’s focus on the discussion and will ramble on like a Mad Dog salivating at the mouth snapping at everything. You will bring to the discussion a thousand irrelevancies and keep jabbering about Kings, Queens, Princes and everything under the Sun but the topic under discussion.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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                      “As I have repeatedly told you before, you are a dishonest idiot who will insist that white is black. You are incapable of carrying out an intelligent discussion in the Language of this forum as you cannot understand the language. You have an aimlessly rambling mind that cannot keep it’s focus on the discussion and will ramble on like a Mad Dog salivating at the mouth snapping at everything. You will bring to the discussion a thousand irrelevancies and keep jabbering about Kings, Queens, Princes and everything under the Sun but the topic under discussion.”
                      That is absolutely a lowyer grade argument. Bravo!

                      I am dishonest. But I am not a public figure. So far nobody may have been hurt by that.But I appreciate you really becoming honest.

                      1. You denounced Mahanama crook is liar and told that a runaway convinced to a wild lion, is bloody lie.

                      2. You said that Appe Andua purposefully banned the Tamils foods and cloths. This naturally encouraged the Tamils to take courage to defy the Appe Andua. Valvettithurai’s brave Sailors went on the sea and brought the necessities for Tamils. Appe Andua used this as an excuse to place army all over everywhere in the North.

                      3. Tamils lived here from prehistoric time. So the Claim for the island by the Sinhalese is fake.

                      4. Now you have accepted that the Kandian Caste is another flop. It is only the culture of Tamils.

                      But can you answer this question? When Buddha did asked you to save the Lankave for him? Isn’t another lie of Mahanama? If Buddha had asked you to save the land for him, was he really enlightened? Is “Buddha (Brainy-enlightened)” or Abuddha(brainless)? Couldn’t he foresee self-trumpeting you (the Kandian Sinhala Intellectuals) are the cowards, no one in the Tamils, as you try to call me? Then how he expected you to save the land? By dropping Sonia’s free chemical bombs on Tamils?

                      Man, where is from your claim for Lankave coming? Tell me something, could you name a Sinhala King who even picked a stone and threw it against foreign invaders. Arabs controlled the South. Never went to North. Here is how a Tamil Family from Kachipuram established the Kotte Kingdom. “During the 1350‘s due to periodic invasions of the western region of Sri Lanka by the northern based Jaffna kingdom, many regions had begun to pay tribute and taxes to the Arya Chakaravarthi kings. The third member of the (Alahakoon)family to figure in historical accounts, known only as Alakesvara, was a minister of the local king Vickramabahu III fortified a marshy region around present day Colombo region, on the marshes to the south of the Kelani River.[8] He called the fortress Jayewardhanapura, and the area became known as Kotte, “The fort”. By 1369 Alakesvara drove out the tax collectors and attacked the encampments of soldiers from Jaffna kingdom who attempted to invade the Sinhalese kingdoms at Chilaw and Negombo killing a large number of them and forcing the rest to retreat. The Arya Chakaravarthi launched a second invasion attempt during the reign of Buwanekabahu V, landing in the southern kingdom by land and sea. Although the king initially fled his capital, his army defeated the force that approached along the ground in Matale. Alakeshwara simultaneously attacked the troops that arrived by sea, routing them at Dematagoda, and destroying their ships at Panadura.[9]

                      Although most Sinhalese sources mention that he was able to defeat the invaders, there is a conflicting epigraph by the Kings of Jaffna known as the Kotagama inscription detailing how the King of Jaffna had prevailed………….After Alakeswara’s death, established as between 1382 and 1392, ……… Kumara Alakesvara, ……….. controlled the region from 1386–87 and was followed by Vira Alakesvara from 1387 onwards until 1391, when he was ousted by the rival claimants relative. He came back to power with the help of foreign mercenaries in 1399. He ruled until 1411 when he confronted the visiting Chinese Admiral Zheng He resulting in a war. Zheng captured and took to him to China, returning him to the country a year later. However the humiliation suffered due to this incident, and the decades of infighting within the family, greatly diminished its political power” It is a Tamils fought against the Ariyacharawarthies. It was Tamils who established Kotte. It was Tamils who challenged the Chinese’s mighty army.

                      Let see what happened when Europeans start to come. Lorenzo was taken to Kotte palace and given the Kingdom even without taking a piece of stick against the Portuguese. That is ok, that is the Sinhala Intellectual were little scared of Portuguese cannon blats. But interesting is what they did after that. As soon as they surrendered to Portuguese, they donated a 6000 mercenary army to capture Chankilian. This is where their claim for Jaffna is coming from. It is not the Portuguese captured Jaffna. It is the Sinhala Intellectual Mercenary captured Jaffna! That is why Jaffna is now their land. I do not want mention how the Sinhala Intellectuals, when they wanted to kidnap the beautiful wife of Poothathamby, they had him captured by Portuguese and head cut off. If there is a woman, whether beautiful or ugly, the Sinhala Intellectual army will be there. What can somebody say on that? Ugly, class-less Off Tragic cases!
                      Then the climax was in Kandy. The Sinhala Intellectual traitors and the mercenaries got together, captured the Tamil King and gave him to British soldiers. Great, victorious Sinhala warriors! At the same time, not Tamils Kings like Chankiliyan or Rajasinghan were fighting against the foreign invaders, even the Vanni Chieftains were fighting against the mighty British Empire. Only part of the Lankave handed over without a fight was Sinhala Intellectuals’ King’s Kotte.

                      Babaric Mahanama, who dreams of bestiality, wrote Un-enlightened Buddha, without any ability to foresee how the Sinhala Intellectuals going to behave in the future, left with them to save the Island for him. Now you when you could not divide the Tamils with your falsified history, writing about me “As I have repeatedly told you before, you are a dishonest idiot who will insist that white is black. You are incapable of carrying out an intelligent discussion in the Language of this forum as you cannot understand the language. You have an aimlessly rambling mind that cannot keep it’s focus on the discussion and will ramble on like a Mad Dog salivating at the mouth snapping at everything. You will bring to the discussion a thousand irrelevancies and keep jabbering about Kings, Queens, Princes and everything under the Sun but the topic under discussion.” When you run out of talks, shamelessly writing rubbish. Then, to stop me from commenting on your filth, calling by thousand of invented names. You are a class-less, respect-less and low grade lowyer!

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                      Dear Mallaiyuran,

                      No one can debate with an IDIOT who cannot even understand the Language.

                      The problem is compounded when that IDIOT is also DISHONEST.

                      Your Comment is IGNORED.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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        If you read my comment carefully. I have at no point addressed his facts – though I could question some of these as well.

        I accuse the writer of racism. I further accuse him of arrogance and of stupidity.

        Evidence of racism. I quote as follows:

        “This is just another piece of the confirmation of the hold and sway of Sinhala-Buddhist doctrine with Sinhala leaders.”

        Suggesting a blanket disapproval of ALL Sinhala leaders. Suggesting that Sinhala-Buddhist doctrine is not compatible with justice and freedom. This is wrong. What are the words and actions of the Ven. Somawansa Thero if not in complete opposition to this?

        The writer is arrogant and stupid:
        He ignores the fact that the President has himself curtailed his own powers with the 19A. He ignores the fact that lands being returned to the Tamils would have been an unprecedented act under the previous regime. He ignores the fact that MI3 visited Jaffna and the family of the girl who was recently raped and killed to offer his condolences (something MR would never have done).

        His article is full of past events and says little of the present day, yet he makes a present day judgment. How can he do this? His article is much unbalanced and full of vitriolic hatred. It is a disgusting piece.

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      Ordinary Tamils have been misled by the bigots likes the Ponnambalams, Chelva and Sunda and they find themselves in a corner and frustrated. The writer has followed the same rhetoric as those bigots, and has nothing of substance to offer to find a solution to their persieved grievances. Pity the Tamil population has no leader with intelligence to lead the Tamils. There’s the good old adage “people get what they deceive”.

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        lalloo

        “Ordinary Tamils have been misled by the bigots likes the Ponnambalams, Chelva and Sunda and they find themselves in a corner and frustrated.”

        Of course they did.

        The great unifier SWRD Banda not only gave Sinhala only language policy but the riots subsequently.

        ” Pity the Tamil population has no leader with intelligence to lead the Tamils”

        Of course they don’t have leaders with intelligence to lead them however do the Sinhala speaking people have any decent leaders to lead them? .

        Unfortunately what they had over the past 60 or so years they were lead by, SWRD, Sri Mao, JR, Mahinda and his war criminal sibling, ……… This says about the state of intelligence in th island.

        Don’t forget sometimes memory fails.

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    Thank you for the enlightenment and the illumination of the “hard” core that has not changed. Obviously the Tamils are not wanted here. Either the nature of the state has to be changed or the Tamils have to leave this island like the Burghers before did before…

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      Your comment is applicable to anyone in Sri Lanka who appears different from the typical mainstream Sinhala Buddhist, who is really, really, paranoid.

      Ready for this compliment? You should change your name to ‘SaneoldmanSL’.

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    Sinhala Buddhists fear threat to their existence because coastal areas are lived mostly by fishing community tamil christian muslim and the palk strait over the shore tamilnadu influence which is a negotiable but wilfully drawn problem on false national pride. The cultural invasion feared because of Kattankudi which looks like an Arab model town! No other town in Sri Lanka is threatened by population as they think therefore the thinking is on some quick fix theory. Cross border terrorism is not possible for muslims then where the problem is? It is simply, phobia.

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    Tamils within Sri Lanka voted for Maithripala and brought him to power and they are willing to wait until this government comes forward with a solution to our problem.

    Mr.Kanagasabai ( I presume he is another Diasporan)is writing such history from the comforts of living abroad.

    Can’t the Tamil diaspora forget the past and write articles with a solution to the problem.

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      Thamilan

      “Can’t the Tamil diaspora forget the past and write articles with a solution to the problem.”

      Tamils or for that matter anybody can and should forget only when the Sinhala/Buddhists state and its rulers acknowledge their past terror, own it up and say sorry to what they did to the innocent people.

      This is not too much to ask.

      There are million and one solutions to the tyranny of the majority. Being majority and had won the war against Demelas the Majoritarian mindset is not in the mood to listen to any wise council.

      Since you are not a Tamil you are not in a position to know how hurt they are physically as well as emotionally.

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        Native Vedda.

        I am a Thamilan from Eelam living in the comforts of the West.

        But I feel a time has come for us to forget the past and start afresh for the sake of those of the Tamils living in Sri Lanka.

        If you are a ‘native vedda’ then you must be a Dravidian like me. Let us go back to our roots and learn to live as one race in one nation!

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          Thamlian

          I think you and NV are both going round the mulberry bush and that is going to be indefinite,because the Sinhala Buddhists will never acknowledge the past and the Tamils will live in the hope that a time will come one fine day which will be like the ever receding horizon for both because, that is how it is destined for them.
          The simple fact here is,it is a question of their survival.The S’s and T’s are like unlike poles of the magnet which repulse.
          It is a natural thing similar to a man/woman relationship they need other to procreate to hate each other to survive.It is their oxygen,like what Bernard Shaw said ‘woman is a necessary evil a man cannot live without’.

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            Uthungan

            Differently put, Tamils and Sinhalese can’t live with each other and can’t live without each other.

            I understand it is similar to teenage relationship. It seem both can’t/won’t grow up .

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              You have a valid point I can agree with NV, yes they yet are in their teens

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        What nonsense you writing Vedda? You better check your brain from a good doc. How on earth you say “won the war against demals” etc.?? It was a war against Terrorists who demanded to separate this country which is for everyone born here in Sri Lanka. And what are these so called “past terrors”?

        You have a psychological problem which I think you have inherited from your education. Hate the majority for mythical reasons.

        Just tell me, for the majority Sinhalese in this country, Lakshman Kadirgarmar was a “Tamilian” or a Sri Lankan? Rev Fr Mercilyn Jayakody was a “Christian” or a very much Buddhists? Ven S. Mahinda from Tibet was a “Tibetian” or a “Sri Lankan”?

        If Chelva, Sundaralinkam or VP for that matter understood what the above mentioned few distinguish people did, the current ruler of this country would have been a Tamilian.

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          max

          “How on earth you say “won the war against demals” etc.??”

          Don’t give me the “bull”.

          I have heard this with my own ears just after “Demelas” were concurred by the only Aryan Valiant Sinhala/Buddhist army. This is what the Sinhalese including their liberals say and believe but in different ways.

          ” It was a war against Terrorists who demanded to separate this country which is for everyone born here in Sri Lanka. And what are these so called “past terrors”?

          This is another usual “bull”.

          This island had been exclusively appropriated to Sinhala/Buddhists through various means, denying “others” the rightful shared ownership.

          “You have a psychological problem which I think you have inherited from your education. Hate the majority for mythical reasons.”

          How can I hate 21 Million stupid people? In fact I have lot of sympathy for them simply because they are very very stupid.

          “Just tell me, for the majority Sinhalese in this country, Lakshman Kadirgarmar was a “Tamilian” “

          Another “Bull”.

          He thought he was a Sri Lankan (a manufactured identity) but he was denied his next promotion to be the prime minister of this island. Do you know who denied him his prospective candidacy? As usual he was denied his position by the majority racist Sinhala/Buddhist within SLFP a long established racist party.

          “If Chelva, Sundaralinkam or VP for that matter understood what the above mentioned few distinguish people did, the current ruler of this country would have been a Tamilian.”

          I have heard enough of your “bull” for today. Come back tomorrow.

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            Hey Native vedda,

            The democracy mean the rule of the majority (all the democracies in the world are majoritarian democracies ). There is no single country in world where majority community does not have the undeniable advantage in decision making. e.x American politics very much dominated by the protestant/ evangelical political will. even all most all of Scandinavian countries had national religions till ~2000.

            In a democracy, only inalienable rights cannot/should not be limited by the majority. All the others are very much at the mercy of majority and there is nothing wrong with it(we cannot/dont have a better way).

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              lipwe

              Wasps (White Anglo Saxons Protestants) stings in the USA however they have different tiers of system and even non wasps can become presidents.

              Indians have different system even a non Hindian can become a prime minister or president. To certain extent bureaucracy and armed forces aren’t awash with Hindian.

              Switzerland has completely different system of governance (this system is beyond you so don’t bother with it) with four official languages and 26 cantons. Hence power of the state has been diffused into various level of governance. Also to certain extent Switzerland observes elements of direct democracy (this is also beyond you).

              Don’d give us the usual stupid argument that just because majority has more stupid people than all other minorities put together it has a mandate to keep all powers and resources in the hand of a few stupid despots.

              Democracy is all about “government of the people, by the people, for the people” and remember it is not about

              “government of the stupid majority, by the stupid majority, for the stupid majority”

              You should spend some time forgetting your bigotry and learning about “Tyranny of the Stupid Majority”.

              One size does not fit all.

              That is why even condoms come in different sizes.

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                Hey Native Vedda,

                I think you totally misunderstood the word majority.The majority does not always refer to an ethnic majority. We as humen always have differences in our opinion. Therefore, if a problem has several different mutually exclusive solutions only way forward in a democracy is to stick to the solution agreed by the majority.

                “This is also beyond you” lol say by nobody. Do you at least have a bachelor degree? The way you comments convince me otherwise. Don’t play cheap. It seems like you don’t know what constructive criticism is. I know I cannot expected that from a commenter from this site.

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                  lipwe

                  “Do you at least have a bachelor degree?”

                  Dayan, GLP, Nalin de Silva have PhDs. Are they any better than the people we meet in the street? What has bachelor or master degree got to do with “doing the right thing”?

                  Little islanders have this obsession with degrees and hope it would give them all what they need in their life.

                  We know what majoritarianism threw up in 1956, 1970 and in 1977.

                  There are other frequently used words in respect of Democracy:

                  Conditioned mind

                  Manufacturing consent

                  Differences between judgement and intention

                  Informed decision

                  Consensus

                  Doing the right thing

                  Wisdom as oppose to obtaining a degree (not worth the paper its print on)

                  Find out what they mean to you.

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            Native Vedda:

            United Kingdom and many other countries have migrants in important positions. But, they identify the country always in the majority’s name.

            India sikhs, catholics, muslims. But, it is always Hindusthan.

            Don’t be stupid.

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              Dear Thamilan, Max, lipwe, Jim softy and the Tamil masquarading as a Vedda,

              What you see above are perfect examples of a Tamil Idiot who believes he can hide his Parentage by adorning himself with a Vedda’s Mask.

              He has a constant need to remind himself that he is a “Native” which no Native has any need to do.

              He posts “Wisecracking” comments all over CT driven by a compulsive reflex. It’s no different to the compulsive reflex of a Dog that compels it to raise it’s leg and pee at each lamp post and Tree that it comes across in it’s aimless rambling. This idiot too, will continue to litter CT, with the idiotic drivel he writes, in his aimless roaming of CT, unable to resist his own compulsive reflex.

              This Idiot has in the past claimed Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelam did not mention anything about Eelam in a 1922 speech Sir PA delivered.

              That emphatic claim was made AFTER he himself had posted on CT the FULL speech that Sir PA delivered.

              I invite anyone to read it at the link he posted which I have given below. Not only did Sir PA refer to Eelam he went further and proposed a Trans National Tamil Akam (Kingdom) that embraces Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and British Tamil colonies around India!

              That’s the kind of idiotic drivel he spews out driven by his compulsion.

              Here is the link to the comment by the “Native Vedda” where he Copies and reproduces the FULL speech of Sir PA

              Native Vedda March 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/two-nation-claim-by-chief-minister-wigneswaran/comment-page-1/#comment-1784824)
              .
              Here is his subsequent claim that the Speech does not contain any reference to Eelam.
              .
              Native Vedda, March 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm
              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/govt-releases-425-acres-of-former-hsz-jaffna-lands-to-its-rightful-owners/comment-page-1/#comment-1801365

              It only took 21 days for him to forget what he has already posted and make a complete fool of himself, driven by his dog like compulsive reflex.

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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                OTC, you have said what I too wanted to say to Vedda and his cohorts in a more nicer and wiser way. Thanks. But I do not think, this Vedda and his fellow army of “likes” will never understand the truth. Let the dogs bark and the cart will carry on.

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            The simple points I raised are still not answered by you Vedda (kala?). Instead you just ran away from them by ‘bulling’ yourself. If that is (and your blind followers) your way of arguing for the sake of unearth the truth or come to a more broader understanding by in an open forum, I feel nothing but sorry for you.

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              max

              “The simple points I raised are still not answered by you Vedda (kala?).”

              What was the point if there is one?

              “I feel nothing but sorry for you.”

              For allowing you to live and destroy this island of ours.

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        Well said Native. However the Saffrons and their worshipping hordes apologizing for their barbarism is out of the question.

        Theravada Buddhism, under which monks rule the roost, is the root cause for the oppression of minorities in Sri Lanka. When the British were ruling, saffons were confined to their caves.

        BTW, you are telling Thamilan that he is not a Tamil. Very funny. However by doing so you have drawn attention to the sordid mindset and cruel deeds and deceptive nature of commenters masquerading as someone who they are not.

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    SL is a sinhalese buddhist country and dominated by sinhalese buddhist principles. kanakasabey can write crap from canada but no one will take any notice

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      nishantha

      “SL is a sinhalese buddhist country and dominated by sinhalese buddhist principles.”

      Good to hear it.

      How do you deal with HIV spreading among children as young as 15 and young adults of 25 years under Sinhala/Buddhist principles?

      23 schoolchildren contract HIV/AIDS this year

      Ceylontoday, 2015-06-25 02:00:00

      BY NIRANJALA ARIYAWANSHA

      Director of the National STD/AIDS Control Programme Sri Lanka, Consultant Dr. Sisira Liyanage said that during the first six months of this year 23 schoolchildren have been infected with HIV/AIDS due to having unprotected sex.
      He said that during the past six months, 900,000 persons in the island have been subjected to medical tests to find out whether they were infected with the virus.

      Dr. Liyanage who said that there is a severe risk of the youth between the ages of 15 and 25 years contracting the virus, he emphasized the fact that this situation has to be controlled immediately.

      He also said that in 2014, 22 students had become infected with HIV/AIDS.
      Dr. Liyanage told Ceylon Today that a programme is to be launched in all schools in the island with complete approval of the Education Ministry, taking into consideration the prevailing situation to raise awareness among students from the age of 14 years regarding HIV/AIDS and how it is contracted as well as the manner in which it can be diagnosed.

      Hence, inaugural programmes will be conducted in schools in the Colombo District beginning from this month.

      It has been identified that 2,131 patients were victims of HIV/AIDS by 31 March this year.

      http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-96540-
      news-detail-23-schoolchildren-contract-
      hivaids-this-year.html

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        kala vedda, it’s a fact that you are talking nonsense but you don’t need to showcase it by wasting the space by pasting irrelevant content.

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          nishantha

          This free space belongs to CT and time belongs to me. So why do you worry?

          There are millions of things to worry about in this island. Go look around and tell us how people eke out a living, how those disabled army men suffer from chronic pain, mental illness, hopelessness, alienation, …….. while you are sitting comfortably and typing about the non existent Sinhala/Buddhist country and unpracticed Buddhist principles.

          What are the Buddhist principle you are talking about?

          Sunday sil Monday kill

          Kill the Veddah, Rob the Buddha Blame the Sudda

          A good Tamil is a dead Tamil

          So are you talking about the above Sinhala/Buddhist principles?

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        stupid vedda and his trash

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          ela kolla

          “stupid vedda and his trash”

          I have been looking for a place to dump it, you have just opened your mouth at the right time.

          Thanks.

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      Nishantha, Ela kolla, Paul, max, and their ilk suffer from an incorrigible majoritarian inferiority complex, also known as small-penis syndrome. They can find solace only through penetration by a big one. Native do you have a big one to cure these afflicted with SPS?

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        Funlover

        Of course they do suffer from p***s envy.

        Does size matter?

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          Native you write nonsense but do not address the points OTC has raised. No doubt you will have some brainless comment to respond with….please don’t disappoint us.

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            Paul

            “Native you write nonsense”

            Thanks for the complement. I thought those who read my comments (?) deserve such nonsense.

            “but do not address the points OTC has raised.”

            OTC who?

            Oh the pathetic, pretentious, plagiarist by the way bigoted liar.

            “the points OTC has raised”

            What is the point?

            “No doubt you will have some brainless comment to respond with….please don’t disappoint us.”

            In the fullness of time.

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              Dear Tamil in a Vedda Mask,

              Re “OTC who? Oh the pathetic, pretentious, plagiarist by the way bigoted liar”
              .
              That Compulsive Doggie syndrome to pee everywhere has robbed you of any sanity. Try to put a leash on it.

              You copied and posted the FULL speech delivered in 1922 by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelam at the link given below on March 3, 2015
              .
              Native Vedda March 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/two-nation-claim-by-chief-minister-wigneswaran/comment-page-1/#comment-1784824
              .
              Here is an extract from Sir PA’s speech taken from your post
              .
              “It has far higher aims in view, namely to keep alive and propagate these precious ideals throughout Ceylon, Southern India and the Tamil Colonies, to promote the union and solidarity of Tamilakam, the Tamil Land. We should keep alive and propagate these ideals throughout Ceylon and promote the union and solidarity of what we have been proud to call Tamil Eelam
              End Extract
              .
              21 days later you made the following comment on March 24, 2015
              .
              “Arunachalam had never said anything about Thamil Eelam”
              .
              Native Vedda, March 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/govt-releases-425-acres-of-former-hsz-jaffna-lands-to-its-rightful-owners/comment-page-1/#comment-1801365
              .
              Are you going to claim those were not written by you?

              Given your proven Rank Stupidity I won’t be surprised if you do.

              This is just one of the many stupid lies that you have written due to that reflex Doggie syndrome of yours.

              At another time you even attempted to prove that the Indian Parippu drop on Jaffna was an action of the unborn IPKF.

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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        “Native do you have a big one to cure these afflicted with SPS? “

        You should know, are you still having symptoms? :D

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    Imagine Arabic Islam dominating Saudi Arabia; Indian Hinduism in in India; Jewish Judaism in Israel and Roman Catholicism in Italy in addition to Sinhala Buddhism in Sri Lanka.. We must banish all these undesirables in to the ocean and allow others run the show.

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    Maldives if affected by the tsunamis like Sri Lanka it would have gone under the ocean only the diaspora left, so, sinhalese shouldn’t hunt for govt jobs, infest the world and become a forceful diaspora, a world community, instead of digging here for hidden treasures: Dambulla, Kuragala, Koneshwara etc. Breed, instead of practising safe sex with school children infecting AIDS. Learn English, that is the trumpcard to enter $ countries as we are debt ridden, short of forex, remittances dependent mostly now tamils and maids. The same advice I gave to Muslims during Alutgama incident to come of out of the home comforts!

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    Thambu Kanagasabai:

    You talk about Sinhala domination in a sinhala -country. sinhala is not found in India or any other part of the world.

    What do you think Tamil tribalism of the Tamilnadu govt where 90% are Tamils.

    Why 10% of thelugu speaking people in TamilNAdu are neglected there ?

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    Yes I fully agree with you Mr.Kanagasabai. But there is another point which I have to raise. Why didn’t the Tamil leaders foresee the damage done to the Tamils by the respective Sinhala governments, instead for many years our Tami leaders supported the Sinhala governments, in some cases accepting portfolios, saying one thing in Colombo and another in the North and East. Many of our Tamils leaders were not sincere towards the Tamil people and the present day Tamil leaders are no exception.

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    Thambu Kanagasabai has traced recent History commencing the 1920s: And this is authentic History verifiable as Navin puts it,unlike the stuff in the Mahavamsa!
    crazyoldmansl.

    ……Either the nature of the state has to be changed or the Tamils have to leave this Island like the Burghers did before…..

    The Burghers were of European extraction.At independence in 1947 ended almost 450 Yrs.of Colonial[European]rule.The Burghers [A very fine people] had no choice but to leave with mounting discriminatory Legislation.
    As for the Srilankan Tamils they have been on this Island at about the same time or even earlier[According to Mrs.Indira Ghandhi in her response to JRJ!]
    In fact the Srilankan Tamils predate the present day Karawes,Durawes and the Salagama caste groups who came over to this country between the 13th and 17th centuries.Pl.read Prof:K.M.de.Silvas History of Srilanka.

    The Sinhala Buddhist state,I assure you,will be hijacked by the Yellow/Orange clad monks FULLY IN COURSE OF TIME.Both MaRa and MS would not like to offend them even by accident.

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      Dear Plato,

      Navin has got it wrong possibly because he was unaware of the FACTUAL HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.

      Thambu Kanagasabai writes Racist Drivel that he shies away from defending.

      There is no doubt that SOME Tamils, who are also members of the parental stock that contributed to the BIRTH of the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka has the same antiquity as the Sinhalese (we have a common genetic pool).

      But to use that heritage to attempt to legitimize the recent influx of INDIAN ALIENS is disingenuous and disgustingly dishonest. Whether it was done by Indira Ghandi or the Indian Patriarch Shri Ghandi Himself does not lend any legitimacy to an absolute canard.

      The British imported Alien Indians, outnumbered those Tamils who lived in Lanka before that.

      Census 1911
      Lanka Tamils______________528,000
      Indian Alien Tamils_______531,000

      Census 1953
      Lanka Tamils______________884,700
      Indian Alien Tamils_______974,100

      Census 1963
      Lanka Tamils____________1,164,700
      Indian Alien Tamils_____1,123,000

      A majority of the Lanka Tamils have a Lankan Heritage from 1017 AD onwards when the Cholas invaded Sri Lanka and established the Tamil kingdom.

      Hence unlike the Sinhalese, ALL Tamils now in Lanka do not share a common antiquity within the shores of Lanka. They have a common antiquity in India where ALL Tamils can claim the same origin but not here.

      I have posted a comment addressed to Thambu Kanagasabai on June 26, 2015 at 12:32 am.

      I doubt Thambu will contest it and defend what he has written.
      Why don’t you give it a try?

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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        Off the cuff
        “Indian alien tamils”
        What kind of m[Edited out] are you?
        you have no moral right to call others racist, when you are making racist like references.

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          Dear Ken Robert,

          I am sorry to observe that your English name does not reflect your knowledge of the language.

          adjective
          Belonging to a foreign country: an alien culture

          noun
          A foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where he or she is living: an enemy alien

          That is the meaning which is relevant to my comment and is from the Oxford Dictionary.

          If the Indian Aliens are not alien then the British, the Dutch, the Portuguese are also not alien.

          The FACT that the ALIEN Indians who came here and the Lanka Tamils have a common Language do not make the Indians, Citizens of Lanka. Hence they are ALIENS.

          Before rushing to punch the keyboard LEARN to THINK.

          without trying to nit pick like a Shell Shocked fool, address my comment to Thambu Kanagasabai and those addressed to Plato using your BRAIN.

          Are you not the GUY with a Deep interest in Genetics?

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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          Ken robert

          My friend (the old codger)has one more installment from Huge Nevill collection. A few pages were published in Tabrobanian (1885 -1888), which was edited by him.

          I will forward it to you within the next few days/weeks.

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            Ha ha haa, the Doggie Syndrome of the wisecracking Tamil idiot in a Vedda Mask!!!

            Did you not LIE when you said “Arunachalam had never said anything about Thamil Eelam” in his 1922 speech?
            Cant give a straight answer?

            Why are you trying to hide behind Ken Roberts?
            To cover that Nudity of yours?

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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    off the cuff.

    I invite you again to my minute…..As for SriLankan Tamils they have been on this Island at about the same time or even earlier……

    The Srilankan Tamils I referred to did not include the Tamils of recent Indian origin,brought in by the British to work on the Plantations and who have to this day have made this country prosperous with their unstinted labour.

    By the way,I notice that whenever a Tamil presents a viewpoint you pounce on him in racy language and label him as a racist.

    As for the defense of Thambu,shall we ask Kolitha Dharmawardena P.C?

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      Dear Plato,

      Re “I invite you again to my minute…..”

      Were you not using something written by Indira Gandhi?
      quote “As for the Srilankan Tamils they have been on this Island at about the same time or even earlier[According to Mrs.Indira Ghandhi in her response to JRJ!]” unquote

      How certain are you that Indira Gandhi EXCLUDED the Indian Origin Tamils in that statement of hers? Can you quote what she wrote?

      It is illogical to assume that the Indian PM had EXCLUDED Indian Origin Tamils when she wrote what she wrote unless it is explicitly stated by her.

      Re “and who have to this day have made this country prosperous with their unstinted labour”

      Though the above is irrelevant to the points I have raised in my address to you, I will respond as it is important.

      Sri Lanka had an economy that ensured Food Security to her people. This economy was turned upside down by the foreign colonisers and our Food Secure economy was destroyed and a Cash Crop economy was installed in it’s place. The produce was Tea, Rubber, Coffee, Cocoa and Tobacco non of which can be used for food.

      Except rubber which was in demand during WW2 everything else was non essential to the world and easily dispensed with. Rubber lost even that short lived demand after synthetic rubber was produced. Thus the World can forgo what we produce at the blink of an eye if the need arises. Where would we be then?

      This cash crop economy made this country dependent on the ability to sell the produce to the world in order to buy our food.

      Thus we would have been far better off without the Plantation economies of the Brits, Dutch and Portuguese that were meant to feed their industries with raw material. It did not make us prosper but left us with complex ethnic issues.

      Re “,I notice that whenever a Tamil presents a viewpoint you pounce on him in racy language and label him as a racist”

      Enough damage has been done to Lankan society by propagating Racist and incendiary Lies. When I observe such articles or comments I confront them with counter arguments and authoritative references.
      .
      The claim that Lanka’s East was either under historic Tamil Rule or Tamil only habitation is a Racist and Incendiary Lie. This has been the CORE issue underlying the current Ethnic problems and the war. I need not elaborate on the repercussions. The Tamil United Liberation Front upped the racist ante by claiming in their 1977 election manifesto that the East was an EXCLUSIVE TAMIL HOMELAND.
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      The Tamil Politicians have been hoodwinking the Tamil polity in to believing that this claim is true. You can see from the comment I addressed to Thambu Kanagasabai that the TRUTH have been obscured by the Lies. This has to stop for Peace to have a chance.

      As I said before Thambu Kanagasabai has written Racist Drivel in his article. My response to him may have hurt the feelings of those who have been conditioned by repeated propaganda to believe in this Exclusive Tamil Homeland in the East canard. But if I have succeeded in getting a single impartial Tamil to THINK and ponder the factual evidence I have presented here, it is worth it.

      Since I have first hand experience of your inherent honesty, I am sure although you are hurt, it has got you thinking.

      Re “As for the defense of Thambu,shall we ask Kolitha Dharmawardena P.C?”
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      You may have to dig deeper into the Tamil intelligentsia in order to contest the authenticity of the map I placed as evidence!!!
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      http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/Map-Ceylon.5852
      .

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    Off the cuff.

    You seem to be having a raw exposed nerve,which touched accidently creates a Tsunami like effect.The Kandyan Peasantry,I agree,were given a raw deal by the British.

    Relax,Take it easy; After all Parliament is Dissolved! Until COME September we will have an environmentally clean Timeline.

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      Dear Plato,

      You are deftly sidestepping the issues you yourself has raised.
      You have dropped the Indira Gandhi statement like a hot potato.

      Now you have also dropped the “Prosperity of the Country due to Indian Labour” issue too!

      Re “The Kandyan Peasantry, I agree,were given a raw deal by the British”

      They were given a double whammy first by the British then by the Racist Tamil Politicos who blocked every effort to resettle them elsewhere.

      The Brits are outsiders but the Tamils were our people. Did they not see the injustice that you now see?

      Tamil politics has always been centered around the needs of the High Cast Land Owning Tamils. Their greed for power and wealth over rode all human feelings because from Birth they have been conditioned to believe they had a God given right to rule and trample on the rest of Humanity.

      This they did for centuries in the North where they imposed the most inhumane rules on the Northern Tamil polity to deprive them of even the most primitive human rights (some were prohibited from coming out during Day time). Compliance with those rules were ensured by unleashing violence that included rape and burning down of dwellings.

      First they tried to get the Cast System written into the Constitution, then they opposed the enfranchisement of the Low Cast Tamils, opposed giving the vote to women, blocked govt efforts to develop low cast areas in the North in order to perpetuate their subjugation. Opposed the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act (PSDA). Filibustered the PSDA and prevented its operation in the North for nearly 15 years. Instead of acting like Sri Lankans they acted like oppressive invaders.

      People like Thambu Kanagasabai keep fanning the embers of Tamil Racism by repeatedly lying. Although I can meet all of his arguments I decided to demolish his claim to the East first. What I have written is factual. No one has been able to contest it. So far it has remained uncontested.

      I hope your optimism about elections will be realised but that may be hoping against hope. The millions who voted MR, the Sinhalese Majority, will remain with him. The deciding factor is the Sinhalese MINORITY vote. People like Thambu Kanagasabai will ensure the erosion of that SINHALA MINORITY Vote with the Racist Drivel that they write.

      Kind regards,
      OTC

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    Mr Thambu Kanagasabai; With due respect to you, I just want to register my feelings after reading the unpleasant political history of our time. I came across many feelings of sad, bad, mad, and sorry about the ignorance of many who don’t want to know the historical facts but everything else.
    Some of these commenters are simply unbelievable, taking others for fools and pretending to be knowing everything ! No worries please, we are dealing with mostly Mahawamsa brain washed lot, who will only believe in conveniently cooked-up stories suitable to their narrow mentality. You can only take a horse to the water..no one can make it drink.

    Keep on writing, that’s the only way to vent one’s burning feelings. Leave it to normal people with humane feelings to understand and do not worry about other mavericks.
    Tsunamis can strike countries like Maldives and make it disappear, so is ours…when god decides. Are we a cursed little nation ? May be so.

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      Dear Billa,

      “I came across many feelings of sad, bad, mad, and sorry about the ignorance of many who don’t want to know the historical facts but everything else”

      Please accept my sympathies about the mixed emotions Thambu has aroused in you but Thambu’s history is not the whole truth.
      I have attempted to fill the gaps that Thambu has left and I hope that they will satisfy your hunger to know Historical Facts.

      June 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm
      June 26, 2015 at 12:32 am

      As you very wisely say “You can only take a horse to the water..no one can make it drink”

      Here are some good sources that cannot be accused of being Brain Washed by the Mahavamsa to whet your appetite for the Truth. I have used them in my comments. I am sure they will appeal “to normal people with humane feelings to understand”
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      The writings of Ms Perle Thevanayagam, Mr Sebastian Rasalingam, Ms Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam, Mr. Thomas Johnpulle, Mr. Thanges Paramsothy, Dr. Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham the Olympic and Asian Games Medalist and the first president of the Global Tamil Forum. ALL of them relates their first hand life experiences and all of them confirm each other.

      The works of Dr. Michael Roberts provides a wealth of information.

      Dr. Jane Russell lived in Jaffna while doing her research for her PhD. Her book “Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, 1931 – 1947” (available from Thisara Publications, Lanka)is authoritative and provides an insight to both Sinhala and Tamil politics and society during the Donoughmore period.

      Read “Casteless or Caste-blind?” jointly authored by P.P. Sivapragasam, Paramsothy Thanges and Kalinga Tudor Silva.

      “The Rajah of the North – Percival Acland Dyke” by Bertram E. S. J. Bastiampillai

      ‘Caste in Tamil Culture’ by Bryan Pfaffenberger
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      Re “Some of these commenters are simply unbelievable, taking others for fools and pretending to be knowing everything ! No worries please, we are dealing with mostly Mahawamsa brain washed lot, who will only believe in conveniently cooked-up stories suitable to their narrow mentality”

      I went through the comments looking for these Mahavamsa brain washed commentators. I found only one who mentions the Mahavamsa and the Ramayanaya. He is a Tamil and I agree with you, his comment fits your description to a Tee.

      You may also find no mention of the Mahavamsa in the following comments
      June 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm
      June 27, 2015 at 2:18 am
      June 27, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      However you should encourage Thambu to write AUTHENTIC History instead of Racist Drivel as we have gone through a debilitating war because Tamil Politicians of the Past kept uttering similar Racist Drivel.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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      Well said Billa.

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        Billa has not replied Anpu.
        You were too hasty as usual!!

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      Billa,

      “Mr. Thanges Paramsothy, Dr. Nagalingam Ethirweerasingham the Olympic and Asian Games Medalist and the first president of the Global Tamil Forum. ” Off the Cuff June 29, 2015 at 12:10 am

      Off The Cuff is very good in twisting by dropping names of people like Dr Ethirweerasingham ,….

      These interviews are in Tamils.

      This Thanges (I believe same Thanges as OTC refers) interviewing
      GTF Spokesperson Suren Surendiran’s interview with Deepam TV Santhippu Thanges 08 09 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNJ4g08gNOc

      Other videos where Thanges interviewing …. https://www.youtube.com/user/deepamshows/videos

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        Dear Anpu,

        I don’t write without facts. Haven’t you realised that even after getting exposed every time you tried to deceive the CT readership with your trashy propaganda or tried challenging my comments?

        Here is a short excerpt from the prose of Dr. Nagalingam Ethirweerasigham, the Sri Lankan Olympic Silver Medalist. He is also the FIRST President of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF).

        “Annai, Why should I not drink water from the well near St Anthony’s church? I asked with concern. Is it bad water? No. You won’t get sick from that water. Low caste people are not allowed to draw water from our wells. So they dug their own well. High caste people do not eat or drink with them.”

        “That well is reserved for the low caste people. Others are to drink from the well at the roadside. Who gave you water from that well? asked Ammah. Simeon. Ah, we should teach him a lesson, said someone from behind”.

        Since you are from Jaffna, you would know that there is a Low Cast well located in proximity of the St Anthony’s church.

        If you have access to him, ask him to confirm the authorship of my quote.

        He has written much more. Though you are ignorant of his writings, I am not.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Dear Anpu,

          How did Thanges Paramsothy become Santhippu Thanges?

          Ha ha haa, groping in the dark for straws?

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            Dear Thambu Kanagasabai,

            Why the Silence?
            Two days not enough to collect your thoughts?

            Truth always hurts and is bitter to swallow, right Thambu?

            Lanka was inhabited since 38,000BP (scientifically dated). There are no Sinhalese elsewhere in the World.

            The Sinhalese outnumber Tamils 10+ to 1 pre Chola invasions (assuming invaders were half the subsequent Tamil population). It was 5.4 to 1 (pre British imported Alien Indian Tamils).

            How do you explain it?
            What were you guys doing?
            Playing tiddly winks with nipples?
            Birth Control by withdrawal?

            The Sinhalese evolved in Lanka from Indian and Sri Lankan Parental stock. They are a Hybrid race which is neither Pure Tamil, Pure Bengali, Pure Naga, Pure Vedda nor Pure Raksha.

            There is proven Indian Tamil and Vedda genes in the Sinhalese.

            Some Indian subcontinental populations (including Indian Tamils) are scientifically established as parental stock of the Sinhalese.

            People from the Indian subcontinent came here at a time Hinduism prevailed in India and Buddhism did not even exist.

            Sinhalese being children of these Hindus would also be Hindu by Birth and they will have Hindu Temples where ever they lived.

            One of the OLDEST Tamil chronicles is the Tolkappiyam (2nd century BC). It mainly deals with the Grammar of the Tamil Language.

            It describes a Tamilakam (Tamil homeland or kingdom) bounded by the hills of Venkatam in the North and Cape Comorin in the South. Strangely there is NO REFERENCE TO ANY TAMIL TERRITORY IN SRI LANKA.

            Why is that?

            The Mahabharata refers to the Sinhalas as NATIVES of LANKA.

            Krishna addressing Yudhishththira says that he saw the Rulers of the Sinhalas at the Rajusya Sacrifice where he Identifies the Sinhalas as the Natives of Lanka.

            That was over 3000 years ago!

            I do not quote the Mahabaratha unless someone like you tries to take refuge in the Mahavamsa. The Birth of the Sinhalese may have started long before even this “mythical” Vijaya’s purported arrival in Lanka and DEFINITELY centuries before the Buddha even graced India.

            I do not use Mythical references in the Mahavamsa because my Scientific training tells me that animal sperm cannot fertilise Human Ova (and vice versa) I hope you are not an IDIOT who believes in that sort of idiocy, though, if you are a Hindu you believe in Deities with a Human Torso and the head of an Elephant.

            All these myths belong to an era where a FLAT Earth was the center of the Universe and the SUN, moon and stars were revolving around it.

            The funny thing is you are constantly referring to the Mythical parts of the Mahavamsa to establish your argument even though I have not used it to establish mine.

            You see Thambu, I have not denied the POSSIBLE existence of Tamils anywhere in Lanka BECAUSE they are scientifically PROVEN PARENTS of the SINHALESE.

            You are struggling to disprove that the EARLY Sinhalese were not Hindus.

            The Hindu Sinhalese had Hindu Temples. There is nothing strange about that.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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    Comment for OTC from Thambu Kanagasabai

    You have nothing to justify of defend the betrayals of Sinhala leaders and have sought refuge in the caste system of Tamils which is also prevalent among sinhalese. This social evil is slowly disappearing among Tamils, accelerated by militants. Most of the practices are non-existent.

    Also not historians have confirmed the existence of Tamils in all parts of the island before B.C 500. Eg. Paul Peiris recorded the existence of five easwarams in all directions of Ceylon long before the arrival of mythical Vijaya in BC 543.

    Sinhalese is founded in Mahavamsa, a mixture of fiction, half-truths, myths etc. But with authentic information from BC247, Devanambia Tissa’s rule. There was no sinhalese, but only naga buddhists after B.C 247 until 6th century.

    What is at stake is the strangulation of Tamils’ language, race, religion, culture, traditions etc whether high of low caste tamils.

    Truth always hurts and is bitter to swallow for OTC.

    Good luck

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      Dear Thambu Kanagasabai,

      Thank you for the belated reply.
      I think you are attempting damage control.

      You say “You have nothing to justify of defend the betrayals of Sinhala leaders…”

      Let us put that to the test shall we?

      You wrote “The agreement called the Dudley-Chelva Pact made in 1965 suffered the similar fate of death inflicted by die-hard Buddhist monks and opposition parties”

      You are cunning but Truth has a way of bobbing up sooner or later.
      When you LIE you fall.

      Blaming the Sinhalese and the Buddhists has been the name of the game for the Tamil High Cast Politicians and their lackeys. You are not the first and you won’t be the last. This blame game did not escape the attention of even foreign historians.

      Bryan Pfaffenberger in his book ‘Caste in Tamil Culture’ observes “The alleged oppression of the Tamils by the Sinhalese is mostly a defensive garb, to conceal the inner conflicts caused by the caste system among the Tamils”.

      We shall see the TRUTH of that observation in a little while.

      Have you heard of the All Ceylon Minority Tamils United Front?
      You know what is coming don’t you?

      While legislation was being prepared, amongst strong opposition, to implement the Dudley Chelva Pact of 1965, The “All Ceylon Minority Tamils United Front” requested the Prime Minister to stay the implementation of the legislation until caste discrimination was eradicated from Jaffna, for this would constitute an instrument to further reduce the rights of Minority Tamils.

      This broke the Camel’s back and made the PM (Dudley), to abrogate the pact.

      Why did you HIDE the Low Cast Tamil opposition to the Dudley Chelva Pact? Did not fit with your Blame Game? The Low Cast people constituted the Tamil majority.

      The following incident will prove to the reader that there was a very WIDE RIFT between the 15% High Cast (Ruling Class) Tamils and the 85% LOW cast OPPRESSED Tamils. It will show the reader that the All Ceylon Minority Tamils United Front’s request in 1965 was Justified and reflected their suffering at the hands of the Landed, High Cast, Vellala Slave Drivers in whose hands Northern Political and Administrative power was concentrated.

      This incident took place in Jaffna in 1968, within 3 years of the abrogation of the Dudley Chelva Pact.

      Low cast Tamils (Pallar and Navalar) staged a non violent protest in front of the gates of the Lord Kandasamy (Skanda) Hindu Temple at Maviddapuram demanding that they be allowed to enter the Temple. At that point of time only 17% of Hindu Temples were open to the Low Cast Tamils.

      They were beaten up with Iron Rods and Sand filled Bottles by members of an organisation called the “Defenders of Saivism”.

      The Low cast Tamils withdrew after the Government Agent promised to strengthen the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act (PSDA).

      As promised, the Govt amended the PSDA in 1971 giving the Police the power to prosecute PSDA offenders. Earlier the aggrieved party had to sue the aggressor in court which was beyond the Financial capacity of the destitute Low cast people.

      The FIRST LOW CAST TAMIL came to Parliament in 1977, thirty years after Independence. Until then, Parliament was MONOPOLISED by the High Cast Vellala Slave Drivers.

      The original PSDA was enacted in 1957 and it remained a DEAD letter in the North for 14 years although all 11 Northern Members of Parliament and all 14 DROs were Tamils but to the misfortune of the Low Cast Tamils they were all from the High Cast.

      That stands as a MONUMENT to the Humanity of the Tamil Vellala Land owning High Cast OPPRESSORS. The Law emancipating the OPPRESSED, remained DEAD for 14 years in the North, due to connivance between the Administrators and Politicians who were ALL High Cast Vellala Tamils.

      And you have the audacity to say Cast in the North was irrelevant.

      Deny what I have written and I will prove that you are a LIAR.

      Why did the The All Ceylon Minority Tamils United Front SPECIFICALLY make their objection citing CAST? Was it because it was irrelevant?

      Cast was the DOMINANT FACTOR in Tamil ELITE POLITICS. It was how 85% of the Tamil population in Lanka (Indian and Lanka Tamil) was kept under SUBJUGATION by the 15% Land Owning Elites, most of them absentee Landlords.

      No wonder you are hell bent on pushing CAST under the carpet.

      In an attempt to dilute the effects of my argument you say “This social evil is slowly disappearing among Tamils, accelerated by militants. Most of the practices are non-existent”

      Dear Thambu, their are INTELLIGENT people amongst the CT Readership. You can lead the idiots by the nose but not those who are intelligent.

      You have written about a PAST when the Tamil Cast system was intensely OPPRESSIVE. What is relevant is the situation that corresponds to the events that you mention. The present situation is irrelevant.

      Here is a small primer to JOG your failing memory of your own past in the North.

      1871 Tamil Tamil riots – at Maviththapuram.
      High cast Tamils attacked low casts (dhoby and barber castes)
      .
      1923 September, Tamil Tamil riots – at Sutumalai.
      High cast Tamils attacked Low cast (Paramba) people because Low Casts have no right to employ drummers at a funeral.
      .
      1929 June Tamil Tamil riots – Jaffna
      Because the govt issued an ‘equal seating directive’ to govt grant-aided schools.
      .
      Under this directive ‘low caste’ students were allowed to sit on the bench. Until then they sat either on the floor or outside the classroom. Resultant riots burnt a large number of houses mainly of low caste Tamils. Their children en mass were stopped from attending schools. Repeated petitions were made to the government by ‘high caste’ Vellalars begging to cancel the directive!
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      The Vellala Burnt Down FIFTEEN (15) schools that complied with the govt order and other acts of violence and kept their children from attending school.
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      1931 Tamil Tamil riots – at Canganai.
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      High casts Tamils attacked Low cast Pallars for hiring drummers for a funeral.
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      1933 Tamil Tamil riots & Bus strike – Jaffna
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      High cast Tamil bus-drivers went on strike in protest against Low cast Tamils attempting to Sit on seats instead of the floor where they sat before.
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      A few months later in a caste feud between vellala and non-vellala Catholics, a vellala was killed, and the houses of several Low Cast parayas burnt down, over the issue of a paraya man wearing shoes in church.
      .
      The next day, another feud developed in another village between High Casts and low cast nalavas over the rights of the nalavas to cremate their dead in a vellala cremation place, and a man was shot.
      .
      (from the PhD Thesis of Dr Jane Russell, Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, 1931 – 1947 available from Thisara Publications, Lanka)
      .
      Up to that point of time there were no Tamil Sinhala riots.
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      The first Tamil Sinhala Riot occurred in 1939 after a Racist hate speech was delivered in Nawalapitiya by Tamil Lawyer Politician and founder All Ceylon Tamil Congress, Mr GG Ponnambalam.
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      Why did it take so long for this so called Sinhala Buddhist’s to riot against you? The Sinhalese existed, Buddhists existed, the Mahavamsa existed but NO riots until your erstwhile leader GGP, delivered his Racist Hate Speech on a Public platform?
      .
      .
      You say “…which is also prevalent among sinhalese”

      The Tamil Cast System is OPPRESSIVE to the extreme and Authority is derived from the HINDU Religion. There is nothing comparable to it amongst the Sinhalese.

      I will challenge you to prove the existence of any of the following (Compiled by a Tamil) amongst the Sinhalese.

      Ragunathan (2004: 22-23) listed a series of 24 customary prohibitions enforced by the upper caste elite on Panchamars (Low Casts) during the 1950s. These prohibitions were as follows:

      1. Males should not wear an upper garment.
      2. ‘Verti’ should not hang below the ankle.
      3. Men should not wear “Shalvei” on the shoulder.

      4. Females should not wear an upper garment.

      5. Females should not wear the “thaavani” (sari “potta”).

      6. The Panchamar should not travel unnecessarily on roads and in public places. When proceeding on permitted paths, they must announce their coming by dragging a “kaavolei” (dried Palmyrah leaf) behind them.

      7. Panchamar must not wear any jewellery.
      8. Panchamar should not tie “thali” (wedding necklace).
      9. Panchamar must not wear white for higher rituals.
      10. Panchamar must not wear white for important/special rituals.

      11. They must bury the dead without cremation.

      12. Use of musical instruments to rejoice or mourn prohibited.
      13. Music at auspicious or inauspicious functions prohibited.

      14. They should not use the ponds of the “high” castes.

      15. They must not use umbrellas.
      16. They must not wear footwear.

      17. They must not study.

      18. Gods of the “high” castes prohibited in their temples.
      19. They cannot enter the “high” caste temples.

      20. They must not enter tea-shops.

      21. They must not draw water from public wells.

      22. They cannot either drive or travel in cycles and cars.

      23. They cannot sit while traveling in buses.

      24. In schools, they were not allowed to sit on chairs.

      Dr Jane Russell in Communal Politics says.

      Even by the mid-20th century the status of the pallas, for example, was hardly any better than a century before. Tambiah quotes from the Manual of the Madura District published in 1868 to describe the position of the pallas in 1951.

      They are a numerous but abject and despised race. Their principal occupation is ploughing the land of the more fortunate Tamils, and though normally free, they are usually slaves in almost every sense of the word.’ The outcastes or parayas had a deplorable social status. Among this group, there was a caste unique to Jaffna, the turumbas or washers men to the parayas. They were not allowed to be seen in the daylight and could only travel by night
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      Gal Oya Scheme

      You said “DS Senanayake initiated colonisation schemes in the Gal Oya region in 1948”

      The East right up to Elephant Pass is part of the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom. Please refer back to my first comment addressed to you (June 26, 2015 at 12:32 am).

      I have proved it beyond doubt.

      The Sinhalese cannot colonise their own land.

      You are attempting a DISHONEST LAND GRAB.

      BTW can you provide an authoritative reference to the statement attributed to DS by you?

      I searched the Internet for the phrase “One day the whole country will look up to you. You men and woman who will carry the Island’s destiny on your shoulders. One day the country will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala.” and it brought up 5 relevant results. One of them was this article on CT the other 4 were copies of this article re hosted by several sites.

      It is very strange to say the least.

      The Gal Oya scheme entailed the construction of the “Senanayake Samudra” the largest man made reservoir in Lanka, to open up 98,850 acres of Uninhabited Forrest Land. The Landless resettled included the Veddhas, Moors, Tamils and some of the Sinhala people who were made destitute when the British acquired their lands by enacting Draconian Land Laws (Waste Lands Act, Crown Land Enforcement Ordinance, Land Settlement Ordinance etc). Today over a million such landless peasants exist.

      Senanayake reservoir
      Has a catchment area of 384 square miles. An earthen dam 3,600 feet long and 140 feet high (it required 2 million cubic yards of soil). Capacity of 770,000 acre feet of water. A concrete spill 1020 feet long has a spill length of 770 feet and height of 60 feet. There are 6 gates to distribute water and a sluice 13 feet in diameter. The water irrigates 120,000 cultivated lands.

      The hydro power station is equipped with 4 generators with a combined capacity of 1 Mega Watt.

      By 1981 the Gal Oya scheme had 316,692 settlers. Non Sinhalese accounted for 74.8% and Sinhalese 25.2%. Wewagam Pattu was 99% Sinhalese and that is where the new Sinhalese settlers were resettled.

      Any development in Lanka is paid for by the population. Any debt is also carried by the population.

      The govt funds development projects either from it’s own funds or by foreign debt. Govt revenue is collected by taxation. Personal tax is of two kinds Direct and Indirect. The indirect Tax is the larger of the two and the WHOLE population including beggars have to pay it. Any foreign debt increases the indirect tax.

      The ethnic proportions of this Tax revenue is reflected by the National Ethnic Ratio.

      Thus there can be no LOGICAL reason to ask the Sinhalese to pay 75% of the development cost of a project if they are to be EXCLUDED from any benefits that accrue by that development. There is no reason for the Sinhalese to tighten their belts and suffer to subsidise a GREEDY lot.

      This comment is already too long and I will pause and wait for your response. BTW thank you for wishing me luck but I did not need it because I had the Facts. I hope you have facts that you can share with the readership.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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        Dear Thambu Kanagasabai,

        Three days of Silence!!!

        Still collecting your thoughts to counter my reply to yours?

        Countering the Truth is a difficult proposition to writing Half truths and Lies Thambu. Where has your BRAGGADOCIO gone?

        You never expected the overwhelming TAMIL MAJORITY (85%) OPPOSITION to the Dudley Chelva Pact to become Public, Thambu.

        You also forgot that the Sinhalese were OVERWHELMINGLY Hindu for centuries BEFORE they embraced Buddhism many Centuries later.

        Then that OLD Dutch map has delivered a KO punch you could not recover from.

        Truth is definitely a bitter pill for incorrigible Liars.

        Good Luck with your pending reply. I am counting days and looking forward to it. Will it be days, weeks, months or years?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Dear Thambu Kanagasabai,

          Days have become weeks.
          You have been silent for over a week.

          Still collecting your thoughts to counter my reply to yours?
          Where has that Historical knowledge of yours gone?
          Buried by the FACTUAL information I provided?

          I proved that you were LYING and was concealing the Real History behind the abrogation of the Dudley Chelva Pact.

          Disprove what I wrote if you can.
          It is an open challenge to anyone.

          Truth is BITTER isn’t it Thambu?

          Kind Regards
          OTC

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