21 October, 2017

The Mystery Of The Second Wave Of Sinhala Ethnic Nationalism

By Shyamon Jayasinghe –

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

The first wave of Sinhala ethnic nationalism emerged in the Bandaranaike era during the mid- fifties and rather gradually morphed into a 26 year-old civil war that was brought to an end only a few years ago. Although the guns are down the embers of that bloody conflict are still burning; waiting to flare up again, given foolish handling by the government and Sinhala nationalists. As one observes in the world of today, ethno-nationalism is a most intractable area of collective human relationships. It is a serious challenge to countries with many ethnic groups who show a strength that surpasses their relative numbers.

We are used to thinking and saying that the Tamil minority was the target of that first wave of Sinhala Buddhist –led nationalism. That is not correct. I recall that the appeal of lay leaders (LH Mettananda, FR Jayasuriya etc.) monks, and political demagogues on stage at the time were to seek  a renaissance of Sinhala culture and Sinhala pride that had been lost under colonial rule and the post-colonial kalu- sudda rule. The idea was reasonable and instantly became a material force among the broad masses of Sinhala people that included even the Christian Sinhala population.

The problem about that wave, however, was that in the Sinhala world of the day the Tamils did not exist; it wasn’t a case of antagonism towards the Tamil people. Hence, Tamils were not the target- at least to begin with. What happened to the Tamil community initially had been collateral damage. Obsessed by their overwhelming majority Sinhala leaders didn’t have the empathy and wisdom to anticipate that. On the other hand, Tamil nationalist politicians exploited the threatening situation and the conflict transformed into a long Sinhala-Tamil imbroglio thereafter.  The discourse that ensued was defined by a counting game on both sides: “They ask far too much considering their numbers;”How much we have given them;” and so on that discourse went. The lunatic fringe of Sinhala extremists went on an assaulting, burning and killing rampage. To do justice, the broad masses of decent Sinhala folk kept out of this phase of the aggression.

Mahinda KapilawastuThe Sinhalese people and the country at large palpably experienced the damage that came out of that first wave. Thousands of lives were lost and property destroyed. The clock of progress was severely halted. A huge part of the budget went to keeping defense when that money could have been siphoned off to improve, infrastructure, education, health and the general well-being of the population.

Given that collective experience, this second wave against Muslims doesn’t seem to pull off with the broad masses. It has the general appearance of being artificially constructed and carried out by a few organized mobs.  Some curious questions arise: from where did this emanate and how is this second wave of lunacy funded?  In terms of the national interest a high-level commission of enquiry is justified. The fact that President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Defense Ministry were silent over this development for such a long time until it catapulted to Aluthgama-Beruwela is itself a mystery. It started off a year ago with the militant Buddhist organizations –the Bodu Bala Sena in the frontline- organizing protests over Halal. There were attacks on Christian Churches, too, but that seems a sideshow now.

Even after Aluthgama-Beruwela  where four persons were killed, hundreds of property destroyed, and parents fleeing for safety with kids in their arms, the machinery of the law has to date not been applied. An enquiry should have been held in the first place to determine the culprits. The main offender, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, should have been arrested after his speech; yet he is roaming free and showing open disregard for the law. An unsacred sacred cow he is. The lukewarm government response sounds strange against a governance background where charges are cocked up against anyone who dares to cross the Rajapaksa path (example General Sarath Fonseka). It all doesn’t stack up considering the recent Weliweriya incident when residents gathered to protest against a government-favored industrialist who was contaminating underground water resources that belonged to the village. Capriciousness and not consistency is the mark of dictatorial and arbitrary rule.

Just take a look at the transcript of the Aluthgama Gnanasara speech and you will get the message:

“What we have here is a Sinhala Police and Sinhala Army. From today onwards, if any Marakkalaya (pejorative for Muslims) or any other pariah touched a Sinhalese, let alone saffron robe, that is the end of all of them…
“Some of our Sakkili Ministers call us, racists. Yes, we are racists. This is not a single incident, but it is a sequence of events. Now, a monk who helped a woman has been taken to Court. That is the Walaththa law of this country, introduced by Suddas. It breads Kalu Suddhas.
“Recently, a kid who came to a clothing shop at Aluthgama had their sexual organs squeezed. Yako! (devil), when that happened, police failed to take legal action, fearing that it would incite racism.
“I ask the police, did the Sinhalese and Buddhists ever attack the minorities. It is not because we are not capable of doing that. Therefore, we are telling you, this is the time for us to organize. If we fail to do that, the next generation would curse us…”

The reference to the ‘Sinhala police and Sinhala army is a confirmation of LTTE rhetoric. The pejorative reference to Muslims is meant to incite hate in the audience. This reflects a total lack of respect for others and a mental readiness to humiliate others. The monk has also vowed to take the law unto his hands and punish the Muslims. He is on top of the law. He also appears to be revealing an obsession with sexual organs.

After all this, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara claims to be a Buddha Putra and he dons the sacred robe. Little wonder that Ven Kirama Wimalajothi, the head of the BBS, publicly distanced himself from this kind of barbaric BBS violence.

The BBS seemed to have emerged from nowhere and all of a sudden, in the year that passed. It seems to be well resourced as the Aluthgama tragedy unveiled. It appears to be getting external backing from armed sources. Gun fire and rifle attacks killed the four persons. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Minister in charge of Ethnic Harmony-whatever that may mean to the government- issued a statement pointing out that the mob was brought from outside. All this amounts to an orchestrated attack with external support. There is a lot of talk that President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, the Defense Secretary are backing the BBS. Even a partial apologist for the government-Dayan Jayatilleka– in an article states with tongue in cheek that “the President may or may not be involved.” What is on record, however, is that Gotabaya Rajapaksa had graced the Galle AGM Meeting of the BBS. I have yet to see either of these two condemning BBS. What do all these circumstances point to? You don’t need a Hercule Poirot to answer this.

President Mahinda Rajapakse at first put the blame on the always available anonymous enemy of the nation, namely ‘external forces.’ What has jogged up the President now is his meeting with Ambassadors of Arab countries who had spelt out possible repercussions from Muslim countries if this state of affairs is allowed to go on. Housemaids may have to pack their bags; petrol supplies may be in danger, and so on. Tamils were easier prey- weren’t they?

There is another thing that the President could do and that is to rein in his Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka (PCR) who has been sympathetic to the BBS. At a meeting of the JHU in Paris, PCR warned the audience that Lanka’s Muslim population is growing like mice or rabbits and instilled a chilling fear that the noble Sinhala Buddhist civilization will be wiped out in time. He presented statistics to fool the audience not reminding them that the Sinhalese population also had grown over the years at the same pace. I have already pointed out in another peace how PCR uttered a litany of other lies before that cheering Paris Sinhala-Buddhist audience. This is a Minister of Government! PCR is the Secretary General of the JHU who are in parliament “to save the nation.” The JHU is playing for a further lease of parliamentary life before their car permits expire.

Falsehoods come like water to the extremist ethnic nationalists. I saw another video of a BBS meeting at Kurunegala where a man called Chamila Liyanage, an alleged lecturer at Hyderabad University, made an emotional speech punctuating every line devotedly with, “Aney Hamuduruwane!” and showing what a great race the Sinhala are and pointing out that the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister, Wigesweran, is the 21st century Elara. Liyanage didn’t perhaps know that King Elara who had ruled for nearly forty years in Lanka and was popular had not been pro-Tamil at all and that the Elara-Dutiugenmunu war had not been a war between races at all.

Professor KM De Silva, contemporary Sri Lanka historian in his book, The History of Sri Lanka, points out that the Tamil community came to the island only a few centuries after the Sinhala. They have since grown with subsequent additions. Sinhalese Kings had amicable relations with the Tamils of India and some of them chose wives from among Tamils. Professor states that the early relations of the Sinhalese and Tamils had been friendly and tolerant and never hostile. Muslims came much later but they have enjoyed royal patronage, stayed a considerable time and got established contributing very much to the economy and even to Sinhalese art. Remember Mohideen Beig?

In the light of KM De Silva’s historical scholarship the JHU and other Sinhala ethnic- nationalists should rethink Sri Lankan history. They will then realize to their surprise that the real Sihala Urumaya was defined by amicable relations with minority groups. We have to pick up on that tradition and ripen it if we are to survive-let alone to grow and develop. We simply have to learn to live side by side with others who are only superficially different. The alternative is none other than self-destruction. That is the Hobson’s Choice for Sinhala- Buddhist nationalists. Taken in the right spirit that can be a delightful choice that would enrich our nation.

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe –

    Thanks for the analysis. The Para-Sinhala Buddhists need to understand that they are Paras from South India in the Land od Native Veddah, as proven by the DNA in their bodies.

    “In the light of KM De Silva’s historical scholarship the JHU and other Sinhala ethnic- nationalists should rethink Sri Lankan history. They will then realize to their surprise that the real Sihala Urumaya was defined by amicable relations with minority groups. We have to pick up on that tradition and ripen it if we are to survive-let alone to grow and develop. We simply have to learn to live side by side with others who are only superficially different. The alternative is none other than self-destruction. That is the Hobson’s Choice for Sinhala- Buddhist nationalists. Taken in the right spirit that can be a delightful choice that would enrich our nation”

    Para Sinhala actions in the Land of Native Veddah, by those who believe in the lies and Imaginations of Para-Monk Mahanama.

    Para= Para-deshi , Foreigner The Paras came from South India, Check their DNA. No lion Genes. Just myths.

    The Vedda Tribe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

    http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/6/15923_space.html

    The Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations In conclusion, the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka were the Veddahs, who have had little admixture with the Sinhalese and possibly none with the Tamils. The Veddahs are distinct because they were confined to inhospitable dry zones and were hardly influenced by the neighboring inhabitants. Furthermore, the Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Tamils are an admixed population genetically. The Sinhalese, who first came from northwest India under the leadership of Prince Vijaya in 543 B.C., have received and exchanged a substantial amount of their genes with the populations of northeastern and southern India. The Sinhalese and the Tamils have no contribution from the population groups of northwest India. In fact, the contribution made by Prince Vijaya and his small band of 700 companions to the original pool of the Sinhalese must have been eliminated by the long-standing contribution (over 2000 years) of the population groups of northeastern and southern India.

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      “Even a partial apologist for the government-Dayan Jayatilleka- in an article states with tongue in cheek that “the President may or may not be involved.” President is the mastermind, my friend.

      Then he goes on to say:

      “There is another thing that the President could do and that is to rein in his Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka (PCR) who has been sympathetic to the BBS.”

      So the last two statements in this same article shows his inconsistency.
      : He suspects the president’s involvement and still expects him to take action against it! Can you believe this?

      “Professor KM De Silva, contemporary Sri Lanka historian in his book, The History of Sri Lanka, points out that the Tamil community came to the island only a few centuries after the Sinhala.” This is another academic lie. Tamils inhabited the island long before Sinhala settlers arrived. Read proper history “Professor of lies” KM De Silva! Tamil history, records in Israel and elsewhere show this.

      “In the light of KM De Silva’s historical scholarship the JHU and other Sinhala ethnic- nationalists should rethink Sri Lankan history.” Another lie sneaked in by the author. Is Silva’s work authenticated independently? No.

      Now coming to the opening remark that :

      “The first wave of Sinhala ethnic nationalism emerged in the Bandaranaike era during the mid- fifties and rather gradually morphed into a 26 year-old civil war that was brought to an end only a few years ago.”

      This is another blatant lie by the author: The first wave of Sinhala ehnic nationalism started with D S Senanayake soon after independence from Britain:
      About one and a half estate Tamils, who contributed immensely to the economy were made stateless with a stroke of the pen!

      He didn’t stop there: He started colonizing Tamil habitat for milleniums with Sinhala from the South; Amparai, Gal Oya and Padaviya stand testimony to this fact. All subsequent Sinhala rulers and the state are guilty of this Sinhala ethnic nationalism.

      “Falsehoods come like water to the extremist ethnic nationalists.” Yes my friend, including yours.

      Taken in the right spirit that can be a delightful choice that would enrich our nation of nations: With a Sinhala nation, a Tamil one and a Muslims one. I am not just fanciful: There are many examples in the world; Canada, Switzerland and many more existing peacefully with multi-nation set up. Why can’t the Sinhala accept this? Are they too proud for that?

      Isn’t what I say fair and pragmatic? Let rational people answer.

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        66% of the coastline and 33% of the land mass for a small minority. Pragmatic indeed.

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          Yes Paul,

          The most pragmatic approach is to get rid of them small minorities:

          You have been on the right path;

          1. You sent back more than half a million estate Tamils to India,
          2. You drove out 1 million or more native Tamils abroad, and still Namal is organizing more boatloads of Tamil as refugees for fun and profit,
          3. Yes, you killed hundreds of thousands of Tamils during the war, and don’t forget the “No Fire Zones” which turned out to sure fire zones for unsuspecting Tamils. This is like how Nazis promised the Jews that they are going to a promised land to end up in death factories in Europe.
          4. You raped tens of thousands of Tamil women hoping to produce more Sinhala basxxxds. You took orphaned children after the war and turned them into budding Sinhala basxxxds by bhikkus.

          Yes, from Peter to Paul you Sinhala pragmatists sure are no modayas.

          5. You are doing more of the same as above in the NorthEast,
          6. Now it is Muslims’ turn – get rid of them too. I don’t have to tell you what to do.
          7. Then, you will have the land promised to Sinhalese exclusively by Buddha as stated by Mahanama the gross liar in Mahavmasa.

          So much for pragmatism in the civilized world!

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            Read your own post, it is you who brought up pragmatism, not me.

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            thiru,
            You can make lists and lists. But there is no credibility for most. Just you repeating lists does not mean they are true.
            Tamils have the right to live in SL and are always welcome to live in any part of the country, it is their choice. But there is no room for any anti-Sri Lankan activity and getting involved in subversive or terror activity.

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            Thiru

            “You sent back more than half a million estate Tamils to India,”

            You find yourself unable to address them as upcountry Tamils. I assume you are a typical Jaffna man.

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              Native,

              Honestly what is the difference, they still live in lines as serfs for Sinhalese to prosper – that is what I mean, not in any derogatory seance – they are our brothers and sisters.

              Estate is not a bad term – most of them still live in estates with no land they own.

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          Paul,

          “66% of the coastline and 33% of the land mass for a small minority. Pragmatic indeed.”

          They are Paras like the other Paras. The Other Paras have 36% of the coastline and 67% of the Landmass?

          The Illegal Para should get back to their Homeland South India and East India(?) from the land of Native Veddah.

          The Vedda Tribe
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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            Amare do you think the Para Native Veddah should go back to Africa along with everyone else?

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              Paul

              “Amare do you think the Para Native Veddah should go back to Africa along with everyone else?”

              Don’t even think about it.

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                Oh alright, you can stay Tissahamy. The rest of us will return to Africa with Balangoda Man.

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                  paul

                  “Oh alright, you can stay Tissahamy.”

                  Stop telling us what to do.

                  “The rest of us will return to Africa with Balangoda Man.”

                  Leave my ancestors here and you better go back to North/South India whence your forefathers came.

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              Paul,

              “Amare do you think the Para Native Veddah should go back to Africa along with everyone else?”

              Native Veddah are NOT Paras, are not Para-deshis.

              Native Veddah should stay in the Land of Native Veddah, because they were the first to arrive in the Land of Native Veddah. They were the “First to Invent and Find”.

              Others, Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamil and other paras can stay where they were in South India, East India, as indicated by their DNA.

              The Vedda Tribe

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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                Rubbish! The human race started in Africa. Native Veddah is a descendant of immigrants like everybody else. If one goes, all go.

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                  paul

                  “Native Veddah is a descendant of immigrants like everybody else. If one goes, all go.”

                  My ancestors walked all the way from Africa to this land whereas your ancestors arrived here by Kallthonies recently.

                  You go,when you go take your Sinhala/Buddhists and Tamil brethren with you.

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          paul

          “66% of the coastline and 33% of the land mass for a small minority. Pragmatic indeed.”

          I take it that you are proposing a new international arrangement to divide the coastline and land on an equitable basis, according to Ethnic population ratios.

          It should be welcome.

          Say for instant the Muslims and Tamils agree to your new scheme, would you be ready to carve out land and coastline according your population and leave the rest to minorities?

          Now I have a problem.

          How would you allocate coastlines to say, Afghanistan and Nepal?

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            If India or Pakistan was generous enough they could give Nepal a coastline. But no one is giving. Nor is Nepal asking.

            In Sri Lanka, Tamils are demanding a rather large portion of the country for themselves. If you work it out, they are asking for roughly 4 times the per capita acreage that they propose to yield to their Sinhala and Moslem brothers. The Sinhalese dont quite understand under what basis this demand is being made. The Tamils claim Padaviya, Veli Oya, Inginiya Gala as their ineliable and exclusive homelands. But on What basis? Just because the Brits incorporated these thinly populated areas with a scattering of Vedda and Forest Sinhalese villages in to the Northern and Eastern provinces it does not mean all of it now belongs to the decendants of the Jaffna kingdom, which was just the Jaffna peninsula and not much more.

            A proportionate devolvement of land however should be considered in my opinion.

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              dingiri

              Please reread paul’s comment and my response.

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          Are you telling Tamils can not have anything more than you have as there own? Pragmatic is only about what you allow?

          If you are not allowing their property going with them and you want to steal it, I do not think it is going to be pragmatic.

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        There is no mystery here: what has been happening in the last 66 yrs continues unabatedly:

        Situation report from Jaffna Catholic Diocese- June 2014:
        ”…… in some public festivals and tournaments held in Jaffna and Vanni, organised by the army, the prizes were beer-can-cases and arrack-bottles. In the stalls of these public festivals alcoholic drinks were freely available for sale for all, including the teenagers. …..”

        http://www.llrc.lk/images/stor
        Chandra Jayaratne tells LLRC, September 2010:
        ”……..Free availability of liquor, cigarette and drugs…..”

        http://transcurrents.com/tc/20
        Young religious visit their own suffering brothers and sisters in Northern Sri Lanka
        by Rev.Fr.Lasantha de Abrew s.j., 25 October 2010:
        ”… The high military presence in these areas makes the resettled persons more tensed, uncomfortable and uneasy. The regular visits of the soldiers to their half built houses and temporary sheds, frequent arrests of the young males on various justified and unjustified charges, and inviting the children to the camps to watch films make them uneasy. ….Easy availability of DVD shops, liquor, smoking even promoted by the soldiers could be the causes for such lack of interest. …”

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          DP,
          What garbage are you writing here? None of your links are valid and what is the message you are trying to give readers?

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        I think Jaffna Tamil Politician also supported the disenfrenchising of the Estate Tamils.

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          You are right Nimal, it is all about the Vellalar caste business but the Eelamists don’t like to talk about it. It’s too embarrassing.

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          nimal

          “I think Jaffna Tamil Politician also supported the disenfrenchising of the Estate Tamils.”

          Does it mean the act of making the upcountry Tamils stateless was morally right?

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        Thiru you can exaggerate, lie and generalize all you like but you will never get Eelam.

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          paul

          “Thiru you can exaggerate, lie and generalize all you like but you will never get Eelam.”

          It is not within Sinhala/Buddhists ability to stop it nor a birth right for Tamil/Saivaites to have it.

          Its about geo-politics.

          So just forget the Tamil Eelam peril and get on with what has to be done to democratise the entire island.

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        Thiru.

        You are just balming to Sinhalese. Why dont you ask from your tamil friends the same question.

        In south you can at least talk about these kind of things.

        In north, do you accept any others? except tamils.

        What happened to the sinhalese lived before 1983 in Jaffna? Have you at least one word for them?

        Why don’t you start from that point.

        Dont finger only to Sinhalese, all of us (at least sinhalese are more tolerant than you guys thats why in Colomb, sinhalese are the minority, In Kandy,most of the non buddhist are enjoying temple of tooth properties.

        Please think about you guys and start from with in you. Then you can be a big example.

        As a Sinhalese Buddhist, I respect all (i don’t know about others). In Sri Lanka, all able people, no matter who you are (sinhalese, tamils, muslims)get everything what they want. But average people get nothing. Issues are not different. When those issue come up, so called minorities can ply there card.)

        Otherwise it is a like a bullshit

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          senarath

          “As a Sinhalese Buddhist, I respect all”

          No you don’t.

          By definition Sinhala/Buddhists hate every one including themselves.

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            You got yhe power read other mind.

            Ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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        Thiru

        “The first wave of Sinhala ehnic nationalism started with D S Senanayake soon after independence from Britain”

        It started much earlier with Anagarika Dharmapala (the homeless one).

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        Dear Thiru and CT Readers,

        “Let anybody capable of scientific thinking and analysis tell me where I went wrong in the analysis” wrote Thiru on June 29, 2014 at 7:10 am.

        When challenged he ran away.

        The day after running away he issues another challenge “Isn’t what I say fair and pragmatic? Let rational people answer”

        This Tamil separatist spewing his racist propaganda all over the web, donned the garb of a Rational Scientist 2 days ago.

        Let’s see whether he will runaway this time too.

        “The ancient Tamil literature and the excavations (archeological findings) in Jaffna proves the existence of Tamils including Tamil Buddhists (Theravada and Mahayana) but there is no evidence what so ever to prove the existence of a separate Tamil Kingdom in Jaffna before the 13th century AD and the same goes to the Sinhalese” wrote Mr. J. L. Devananda (an ethnic Tamil) in the Sri lanka Guardian.

        “Not every legitimate ruler of southern Lanka was a Buddhist in early modern times. Yet also it is not historically accurate to say that the Kings of Jaffna ruled the east, certainly even a cursory glance at Dutch records and the doings of Rajasinha the 2nd will tell you, that the Kings of the Kanda Uda Pas Rate, (the five countries on top of the mountains) were also the overlords of Batticoloa and Trincomalee” wrote Dr Pradeep Jeganathan, a respected Tamil intellectual.

        The Dutch National Archives has the following record

        Elephant Pass

        De compagnie stond in de 17de eeuw dikwijls op vijandelijke voet met de koning van Kandy, die sterk verbonden was met het boeddhistische deel van de Ceylonese bevolking. Bij Elephant Pass was een smalle landengte waar een fort gebouwd werd om de grens met het gebied van de koning te bewaken. Olifanten die op Ceylon waren gevangen, werden langs dit punt naar Jaffna gebracht om verkocht te worden in India, vandaar de naam Elephant Pass. (http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/location/?id=813)

        Translation

        During the 17th century the Company was engaged in a war of attrition with the king of Kandy, who had close ties with Ceylon’s Buddhist population. There was a narrow tongue of land at Elephant Pass a fort was built to guard the border with the king’s territory. Elephants captured on Ceylon were herded past here to Jaffna to be sold in India, hence the name Elephant Pass.

        Thiru your repetitive claim about the Indian Tamils is a lie. It was comprehensively answered in my reply comment to yours that you ran away from (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-land-where-hope-was-killed-and-despair-was-reborn/comment-page-1/#comment-1369101).

        9 out of 12 Lanka Tamil MP’s of the Tamil Congress voted WITH the govt to pass the Citizenship Act, the constitutionality of which was tested in the Privy Council UK which held that the Act complies with the Constitution and the all important Section 29 that protects the minorities.

        Is that Humanitarian concern of yours which did not extend to your own people in the North, GENUINE?

        You treat your own family as slaves and shed crocodile tears for outsiders!

        Your tongue in cheek humanitarian concern for the Indian Tamils who were regarded as the scum of the Earth, the untouchables of India and even less by the Cast Ridden Jaffna society that practiced the WORST form of Slavery on over 60% of their own Indigenous Tamil Population, exposes your Hypocrisy.

        Describing the Pallas and Parayas in the mid 20th century Dr Jane Russell says

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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 washermen to the parayas. They were not allowed to be seen in the daylight and could only travel by night.

        The history of this so-called “equal seating campaign” illustrates the nature of the caste friction very well. In Jaffna schools and colleges, differential treatment of castes manifested itself in three ways.

        First, certain castes, the parayas, for example, were forbidden entry into a number of schools. Secondly, the non-vellala castes who were permitted to enter schools either sat on chairs a few inches lower than the vellala children or sat on the floor. Thirdly, commensality or inter-dining between the vellala and the non-vellala castes was considered taboo by vellala Hindus. In 1930, three leading politicians approached the Governor to disregard the enforcement of the rule of inter-dining between vellala and non-vellala students at Kopay Training College. A few weeks later, several schools which had tried to enforce the equal seating rule were burnt down by infuriated vellala parents, and there were some outbreaks of violence between castes over this.’ In other rural mission schools, the missionaries reported that the vellala children had stopped attending schools which had equal seating, and several schools had to close for want of pupils.

        Unquote (Jane Russell in Communal Politics)

        Your Jaffna Tamil leaders tried their utmost to have that abominable cast system written into the Constitution in order to legitamise that Abominable Cast Practices that you practiced. If you had been successful, 85% of ALL TAMILS of Lanka would have been your Door Mat for good.

        Re “He started colonizing Tamil habitat for milleniums with Sinhala from the South; Amparai, Gal Oya and Padaviya stand testimony to this fact.”

        Which Tamil Habitat are you writing about?

        The ONLY Tamil habitat of yore, existed NORTH of Elephant Pass and even that does not go beyond the 13th Century according to JL Devananda, a Tamil writer! This is the of the 14 th year of the 21st century. Hence unless you are unable to count, the Tamil history in Lanka has still not reached the Millennium mark!

        In 1911, there were 531,000 ALIEN INDIAN TAMILS in the Kandyan Kingdom. In that year there were ONLY 528,000 Lanka Tamils. The Indian Tamil population who were compete Aliens Exceeded the Total Lanka Tamil population! These Alien Tamils were settled in Sinhala Lands illegally robed by the then govt using Draconian Laws.

        1. The British enacted the Crown Land Enforcement Ordinance in 1840 to claim the unoccupied and uncultivated land in the Kandyan kingdom (Farmer 1957:90- 91). As a result of this ordinance, 90% of the land in the Kandyan highlands was designated as land belonging to the British Crown (Herath et al, 1995:77).

        2. The Waste Land Ordinance Act of 1897 (and the Crown Land Encroachment Ordinance in 1840), annexed more lands as crown lands where villagers could no longer claim them according to the new British imposed rules (Roberts 1979:233, Obeysekara 1967: 98-100).

        The majority of the Sinhalese villages effectively lost the structural prerequisite of land tenure systems (Obeysekara 1967:101).

        3. The ‘Land Settlement Ordinance of 1889’ allowed the colonial authorities to sell these STOLEN lands at will. “Many villagers in the Kandyan area were deprived of their high lands formally used for chena cultivation or grazing the cattle” (Mendis 1951:85).

        The Sinhalese hence lost their lands, livelihood and means of farming.

        Today there is a landless Sinhala Peasantry of over a million while Alien Indian Tamils colonized the Sinhala Lands with State Sponsorship.

        Your Humanity does not extend to them.

        The only way of providing Land and a means of livelihood to those who are Landless is to provide arable land to them. The only place such arable land is available is within river basin developments. Gal Oya and Mahavelli are two such developments. You cannot have Gal Oya in Matara or the Mahaveli localised to the Hill Country. The development happens were the river basin is.

        These developments are funded by the citizens of Lanka by direct and Indirect taxes. Even a beggar pays indirect tax! The per capita debt burden is the same irrespective of Ethnicity or Religion etc. Hence the Sinhalese pay about 75%, Lanka Tamils about 11%, Moors about 9%, Indian Tamils about 4% and others about 0.5%

        You cannot ask the Non Tamil 85% to pay for development that will exclusively benefit the Tamil 15% (in real terms about 10% of the Tamils live outside the area claimed, hence only 5% will benefit).

        This Greed most stop for there to be peace.

        The reason I have stated the above is to contest your Separatist Trash.

        I believe that Lanka is the Land of ALL her citizens and hence though a strong claim can be made, I lay no claim to any part of it as exclusive Sinhala Land.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          OTC,
          (1)
          Why have not you continued the highlight to cover – same goes to Sinhalese ? It shows that you are biased or …

          ““The ancient Tamil literature and the excavations (archeological findings) in Jaffna proves the existence of Tamils including Tamil Buddhists (Theravada and Mahayana) but there is no evidence what so ever to prove the existence of a separate Tamil Kingdom in Jaffna before the 13th century AD and the same goes to the Sinhalese” wrote Mr. J. L. Devananda (an ethnic Tamil) in the Sri lanka Guardian.”

          (2)
          You say Jaffna kingdom ended at Elephant Pass. What do you say to this?

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffna_kingdom#mediaviewer/File:Pandya_territories.png Pandyan tribute paying territories circa 1250, includes what ultimately became the Jaffna kingdom in Sri Lanka

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffna_kingdom#mediaviewer/File:Jaffna_Kingdom.jpg

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            OTC,

            Are you saying Arular Arudprgasam is lying in this article about Jaffna Kingdom? http://sangam.org/2010/07/Achieving_Peace.php?uid=4006

            “The territory of the North East hardly represents the area over which the Tamils have wield power in Sri Lanka historically. The three hundred years before the arrival of the Portuguese, the Kingdom of Jaffna was the most powerful kingdom and dominated the territory of island while taking on the formidable responsibility of defence of Sri Lanka. The claim that the erstwhile territories of Kingdom of Jaffna was limited to a part of Northern Province, though is true, does not reflect the political realities of that period. The Kingdom of Kandy and Kotte too were limited to much smaller areas that has been claimed to be the territory of the kingdoms in subsequent times. The traditional homeland of the Tamils is the territory of the Kingdom of Jaffna which extended up to Katpity and other semi independent Tamil principalities that have extended and covered considerable areas of Sri Lanka.”

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              Dear Anpu,

              Re “Are you saying Arular Arudprgasam is lying”

              I am saying that what the Dutch Govt says is unshakable.

              Please ask Mr. Arular Arudprgasam email: globsustain@live.co.uk to contest what I have written.

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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              Anpu

              Your engagement with this plagiariser and a habitual liar must be a heart rendering experience.

              Either you approach it as a philosophical exercise (pain is a liberating force) or you must be enjoying masochism (defined as The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused).

              Either way pain and grief are assured.

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                Hello Tamil in a Veddha Mask,

                Please prove what you say.

                I have proved that you are a Liar several times. You have no shame.

                Challenge that if you can.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                Thanks Native Vedda.

                I am trying to correct OTC and inform the CT readers what I find from other sources.

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                  Anpu

                  Have you had time to read Jane Russell’s book?

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                    NV,

                    No. Not yet.

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                      Anpu

                      Please read it and tell this pathological liar OTC where to get off.

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                      Dear NV,

                      Finding it difficult to do your own Dirty Work Lying Tamil Separatist? Is that why you are looking for a Cat’s Paw?

                      You Burned your fingers when you wrote the following comment to Manoharan on May 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm and got muddied when you unsuccessfully attempted to cover it up with a web of confusion.

                      Try to justify what you wrote to Manoharan yourself.

                      What a Shameless Lying Coward you are proving to be!

                      “Manoharan,

                      You have great sense of History. I envy you.
                      …………

                      The stupid Tamils suffered last time when IPKF arrived because the Sri Lankan armed forces who were supposed to defend this island were found hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bottom”

                      (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dear-modi-sri-lankas-aggressive-agenda-to-your-notice/comment-page-1/)

                      Any informed person who is aware of the Indo Lanka Peace Accord will know that when the IPKF arrived, the SL Forces were CONFINED to Barracks under the terms of the Indo Lanka Accord.

                      If you are not a Shameless Liar please prove what you have stated.

                      You are undoubtedly a Shameless Lying Tamil, in a Veddha mask.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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            Dear Anpu,

            I reproduced the whole paragraph including the words “and the same goes to the Sinhalese”. I could have easily omitted it couldn’t I? So don’t be daft. What I emphasize is what I require for my argument.

            Re “You say Jaffna kingdom ended at Elephant Pass. What do you say to this?”

            The Dutch defeated the Portuguese who ruled Jaffna before them. What I quoted was from the Dutch National Archives. They have confirmed the Southern most Boundary that they ruled. And they say on the other side of that boundary was the Kandyan Kingdom of the Sinhalese. You cannot overcome it unless you can prove that the Dutch govt is lying.

            Read Dr Pradeep Jeganathan who is a Tamil. He says “it is not historically accurate to say that the Kings of Jaffna ruled the east,”

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              OTC,

              “This area was situated between Sinhalese kingdom from south and Tamil ruled Jaffna kingdom from north. Small groups of Sinhalese and Tamils were established in Vanni. It bring the ethnic balance to the area. Sinhalese settlements were in the southern interior zone of the jungle. Tamils were settled in northern coastal zones [3] A group was controlled by a chief selected by the group. Chiefs of Tamil people was called as Vanni chieftain and Sinhala chiefs was called as Wanniarachchi. Vanniar chieftain paid tribute to the Jaffna kingdom.”

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanni_forest

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                Dear Anpu, Thiru and the Tamil in the Veddha mask,

                However much you try, you cannot shake the evidence from the Dutch govt, unless you can prove that the Dutch Govt is deliberately Lying though they have no reason to do so at this point of time.


                1. The Dutch Ruled the Jaffna Kingdom.
                2. They have stated what their Southern most boundary was.
                3. They have very clearly stated who ruled the Land to the South of that Boundary in the 17th Century.
                4. That ruler is identified as the King of the Sinhalese Kandyan Kingdom not any Vanniar Chieftain nor a Tamil nor anyone subservient to the subjugated Tamil kingdom of Jaffna

                What I have produced is an AUTHENTIC record of the Dutch Govt.

                The Tamil in a Veddha mask is going berserk as he has no way to contest the Dutch statement.

                I will respectfully request you again, to please ask Mr. Arular Arudprgasam, email: globsustain@live.co.uk to contest what I have written.

                Thiru who was very free with his challenges and claims that he is a trained scientist, has run away again, after his challenge was met.

                Writers such as Thiru and the Tamil separatist in the Veddha Mask cannot face FACTS. They will write TRIPE and think all who read CT are Gullible fools to swallow everything they write.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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          “The ancient Tamil literature and the excavations (archeological findings) in Jaffna proves the existence of Tamils including Tamil Buddhists (Theravada and Mahayana) but there is no evidence what so ever to prove the existence of a separate Tamil Kingdom in Jaffna before the 13th century AD and the same goes to the Sinhalese” wrote Mr. J. L. Devananda (an ethnic Tamil) in the Sri lanka Guardian.

          I totally agree with OTC. I know with your expertise you are the only one who can prove the Mahanama is liar. He lied as Gamunu complained to his mother the Tamils are in the north and ocean in the south… You remember all that comedies our teachers used to tell us. The climax of that is When he said ” the Sinhalese King went and won the Tamil kingdom, where Ellarla was ruling that for 44 years”. Do you belive that comedy, Neither me. The Mahanama is a worst liar than Thiru! Isn’t he is telling that the Sinhalese are children of a Lion. You know what your should with your science knowledge? First chase the Thiru out here. Then use that science to chase out all the bold headed Modaya’s to believe that unscientific Mahavamsa. Bravo! keep using your science! Don’t stop in the middle.

          The Indian Tamil population who were compete Aliens Exceeded the Total Lanka Tamil population! These Alien Tamils were settled in Sinhala Lands illegally robed by the then govt using Draconian Laws. You need to know the sovereignty principles. When a king capture a kingdom in war, it is his property. All what the claims you had previously nullified. Please know something in the world to talk logically and scientifically. Kandy was captured from Tamils. It is Tamils Kingdom. When Europeans captured it the Tamils king was hanged to rebel against the His Majesty. Where did you get the moral and legal authority to question about colonizing with the Tamils there. It is was Tamils property. It was being ruled by whites. Who are you to question them?

          “The Sinhalese hence lost their lands, livelihood and means of farming. Today there is a landless Sinhala Peasantry of over a million while Alien Indian Tamils colonized the Sinhala Lands with State Sponsorship. “ When the beast grandson came to Lanka, that is what happened to the Native veddas and Tamils lived there.(if you still believing the Mahavamsa. If not India and Lanka was one single land and they were separated by Tsunami. You believe you Mahavamsa we believe our Chanka poems. They clearly pointing out the Pandia were ruling from south Mathura, That is Matara. They Built the temple for the Pandiya’s God Kanthan at Kathirkamam.) Even Ravana Balavekaya is accepting Ravana the Tamil King ruled the mountain land and kept Sita as prisoner at Sita Eliya. Just two years ago, to reestablish Hindu heritage, the current Royal Government has signed a pact with the Sonia Congress to build a temple for Sita Devi somewhere near to Sita Eliya. I think the temple should be in progress now. The Mountains country was Tamils property from Ranavana to Rajasingha (A 5000 year period). Kulakotan built the Trinco temple. Tamils were ruling the entire Lanka, North, east south middle…

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            Dear Mallaiyuran,

            You wrote “Kandy was captured from Tamils. It is Tamils Kingdom”

            That underlines how idiotic your comments are.

            We have nothing left to discuss.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              Why man? Please come back! Don’t be a worse coward than Thiru!

              “We have nothing left to discuss.” That is going to be very difficult for you. I know to get things out of your mouth. But, I come back to that later.

              Now, can you give me an honest answer. Don’t give me your usual story of “you heard it at the local temple”. How Many of you are in that team “We”?Your team is appointed only to take care of CT or you guys managing other websites too? How much you get as remuneration?. Listen! this is a personal help from me for your efforts that you put through here. Now, the Royal Government has added two more PR companies, in US alone, for its marketing purpose. Thompson Group and Majority Groups were there from the time UNHRC resolutions started. Because of their lousy work, now, the resolutions have grown up as Inquiry. So Royal Government has hired two more companies, The Madison Group and Beltway Government Strategies. What I hear is more than $350,000 are put on these firms yearly, for no service in return. But you are trying day and night very hard. Don’t be naive on that; Frankly ask for your share from your bosses. Don’t do charity job.

              The problems is all who talk to you only use these few words “Idiot, fool, thicko, moron, clown,jester, dump,imbecile….” I understand their frustration and your serious condition. This has made you to believe that debating on a point is an argument between two illiterates with foul words. Your entire argument are always filled with nothing other than few of those words.

              In the west (almost all) companies provide medical. If not government will come in. When the Lankan government employs you, that is kind of two in one. So they should provide help for your condition.

              You wrote “Kandy was captured from Tamils. It is Tamils Kingdom”. Even though you are too nervous to talk, the way you wrote this implies you are stammering put two defenses for that.
              There are two thinks I can say about your attempt to deny this.

              You are an idiot if you so far did not know that Kandy Kingdom was a Tamil Kings property and it was captured from a Tamil Royal Family (not from Hambantota morons, the nava Gamunu Family.

              Further, ow many people occupying a particular place does not decide who property it is. For example If 150,000 army holding the Lands in Vali Vadakku, the land is not Sinhalese property. The army did not get the legal ownership for the land. If Army is not leaving this case is also going the OHCHR too and will be made to get out of there.
              Put these in your head, start to have some sense of what is whose property.

              Kandy Kingdom was captured from Tamils, it has to come back to Tamils. Don’t even dream to grab what is not yours.

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                Dear Mallaiyuran,

                Re “Kandy Kingdom was captured from Tamils, it has to come back to Tamils. Don’t even dream to grab what is not yours”

                As I said before, we have nothing to discuss.

                Your intellectual dishonesty is very plain for all to see. Printing that in BOLD emphasizes your idiocy.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  You chased Thiru out of the web. Well great!

                  Why are you calling other readers also for challenge? You are convulsing to disgrace every other reader here?

                  I understand you logic OTC when you say “Your intellectual dishonesty is very plain for all to see”.

                  What you are saying if one race is captured by another, it indicates the captured one’s dishonesty. Isn’t it that? If not so, after bombing 147,000 Tamils from the planes bought with the borrowed money, would you peoples try to lie as “Zero casualty” to the world? Isn’t that “the history is whatever who win the war writes.”

                  Kandy Kingdom was captured from a Tamil Royal Family. They are not Dutu Gamunu’s Karava (Even that is a Tamil word’s copy -Karaiyar- The one lives at land near to sea shore) family. They are real Royal family. Now you are rewriting the history and if I do not accept it you are throwing mud on me as repeatedly calling me that I am an idiot. What kind of education you got? How do the peoples addressing you calling you?

                  You attempted to deny that the Mahvamsa said that there was Tamil kingdom in real Gamunu’s time; by saying no readers can scientifically prove that there was any Tamil Kingdom in Lanka before 13th century. Chankam literature describe about a vast land south of Kanyakumari was ruled by Pandiyas and land was lost for a tsunami. http://www.spottamil.net/20000-years-old-tamil-language-and-tamil-culture-Worlds-first-Culture-Tamil.
                  http://sangamperiod.blogspot.com/

                  I do not want to bring the Tamil stories here; I just want to bring the Pali story, The Mahavamsa. (There was no prove that Sinhala language existed that time) It was not just a northern Kingdom; it was in the middle of the country. According to the Pale epic, the Sinhala Kingdom was contained only in south. The Sinhala King was worried, if the Tamil kings give any more push the Sinhala Kings have to jump into the southern ocean. According to the epic story, because of these thought, with being unable lie down on his bed comfortably, the Sinhala king was struggling to sleep in the night and losing his sleep. Without knowing this Lanka’s history, you are croaking that you chased away an intellectual, a learned man like Thiru. How can a rat like you chase an elephant like man Thiru? Where did you study? What kind of manners you have to brag like that?

                  Let me tell you a story that I learned from Panchatantra, when I was a small boy. Once upon time there was small, narrow bridge in a jungle across a river. An elephant uses that bridge to cross the river. If other animal come on the other side, they all respectfully turn back and wait on their side until the elephant finishes crossing. One day a pig that had rolled in the sewage was coming on the opposite side of the bridge while elephant was crossing. It was not turning back either. The elephant, decently, decided to turn back and allow this rotten animal to cross. Noticing the elephant turning back, the pig thought the elephant got scared of its might. So, it did started run towards the elephant. When the smell got unbearable the elephant turned its head to check where the pig was. It was very close. The elephant started run very fast and vanished into the jungle. After chasing for few minutes, the pig returned to bridge and bragged to the other animal that it chased the elephant to a dead end, killed it there because the elephant could not have any way to escape.

                  You are too smart in showing what kind of fool you are. You invited other readers; now show some decency to answer their questions. Don’t behave like a pig by putting a comment like “Printing that in BOLD emphasizes your idiocy.”

                  Kandy Kingdom was captured from Tamils, it has to come back to Tamils.

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                    Dear Mallaiyuran,

                    Re “You chased Thiru out of the web. Well great”

                    Oh no I don’t have that type of power and I am no fool like the Tamil in the Veddha Mask or Burning Issue to even try such a thing.

                    I am waiting for Thiru to make good on his Braggadocio. My comment to him has been waiting for an answer from July 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm! I have posted another addressed to him today (3rd) at 2:46 am.

                    He seems to be more intelligent than you as he seem to know he cannot respond the way you do and still claim to be Rational or Scientific!

                    Re “I understand you logic OTC….”

                    So far you have been blabbering incoherently without any Logic in sight and no one can have an intelligent discourse with you.

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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                      OTC you idiot tried teach me how the forums works.

                      You came and accepted that your (Royal Government appointed) group has issues to reply for my questions. I would accept you is not just for me, you have serious problems to answer for many others’ question. One of the objects aimed to achieve by “We – You the group” is show the defense department that operate with jungle laws, as the King Asoka’s army. But the situation for you is like a balloon with thousand holes. You, with all your energy blow some air a lot more leaves. You came here and said that you heard at your local temple (that might means at your group meeting) that Muslims youths attacked a monk. This is good feeding to the Mahavamsa Modayas, they accepted that because LTTE killed 13 Army Soldiers the JR government killed 3000 civilians and issued an open challenge to Tamils civilians “if you want war I can give it you”. LTTE learned its lessons from that and put the communal riots out Lanka until the westerns counties bombed them out. LTTE took the 13 soldiers life as military target. That was in retaliation for what the military did in Jaffna. JR conducted the 1983. He used the 13 army as justifications for 1983. But result is a valuable lesson for LTTE. LTTE checked JR and others ability to create communal riots after that.

                      I am going to deviated from the point you raised about Veddha Mask or Burning Issue, for which I started the above para. It is because this is also a good point to continue on that above para. The truth was 1983 was good lesson to LTTE. That time, many Tamil rebel movements learned their techniques from Middle-East. But it appears to be a difficult process for them, those days. But that is not the current situations.
                      1. Middle East Training is very sophisticated now.
                      2. Enduring harsh conditions more than 500,000 Sri Lankan youth are readily available, for a small incentive, to be easily turned for other objects. This is an ideal condition to the middle government to teach them what the Tamil rebels learned those days.
                      3. Middle East governments not going to face the monetary problems LTTE faced. Because, this is their needs.
                      So the Royal Government’s tactics of reminding the 1983 to the Mahavamsa Modaya is naturally going remind the Muslim community and Middle governments of the LTTE’s success in checking of communal riots in Lanka too. It is certainly a stupid path for Royal Government to create fake story to match 1983 LTTE’s military target. Whether Royal Government takes any counter measures to control the damage it created by campaign that the Royal government unleashed the goons in Aluthgama to retaliate the attack on the monk, now it is unavoidable that a certain elements join the returning Middle East goers. So far, none of the Muslims ministers, like Richad, Hakeem, Fowzi or any others have asked the Muslim community to continue to maintain peace and promising to them they will certainly take care of it. Further Hakeem always says that he is waiting for a good opportunity or the right time to do the right think. I do not know when the Royal Government falsely created a Monk Attack Story to remind 1983 and 1983 lesson enabled LTTE to develop plans to stop communal troubles and Muslim community is exasperating if Prabhakran is here he will he save the communities and Hakeem giving speeches that he is waiting for a right time to do the right thing. It is time for whoever working at immigration office, hereafter l checking all Middle East Visa’s for who is going out for what. The partnership with Pakistan to smuggle drugs now revel that Chennai airport is in danger. Creating a drama and Advertising that Royal Government retaliated in Aluthgama only for Monk Attack in Aluthgama, in the style of 1983’s 13 soldiers, is certainly a stupidity of the Royal government, but we leave it there as your accusation about Veddha Mask or Burning Issue is different point to answer.

                      “Oh no I don’t have that type of power and I am no fool like the Tamil in the Veddha Mask or Burning Issue to even try such a thing.” You are calling these guys “Veddha Mask and Burning Issue” as fools. Is that in your word you are struggling to answering them too?
                      Are telling that Veddha Mask or Burning Issue can write better thing and shut your mouth up in this forum?

                      Your bluff certainly did not work with Veddha Mask or Burning Issue. Now only you are coming out and describing it. If you cannot answer those guys question why are you writing in public forum? Didn’t you, hypocritical fool, tried advice that to me?

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                      Dear Mallaiyuran,

                      Re “You are calling these guys “Veddha Mask and Burning Issue” as fools”

                      Yes because they have no editorial power on CT and yet they try to dictate to other writers. If you don’t think that is foolish, then you are a bigger fool than them.

                      If you believe that this guy who calls himself a Native Veddha is a real Veddha, then you must be believing in Fairies too. Ha ha haa.

                      Re “Is that in your word you are struggling to answering them too? Are telling that Veddha Mask or Burning Issue can write better thing and shut your mouth up in this forum?”

                      Don’t look too far, just read this web page and if you cannot see who has been unable to respond, then you are as blind as a bat in addition to being a Fool.

                      Re “OTC you idiot tried teach me how the forums works”

                      A dog can be taught to understand what is expected when it hears the words “Sit”, “Fetch” etc but how to teach a brainless egoistic idiot anything? I am not even going to try. You are more than welcome to keep doing what you have been doing all along.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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                      OTC,

                      Dear Mallaiyuran, Re “You are calling these guys “Veddha Mask and Burning Issue” as fools” Yes because they have no editorial power on CT and yet they try to dictate to other writers. If you don’t think that is foolish, then you are a bigger fool than them.
                      When you could not understand what is going on forums, you are trying hurt others. If you want to disprove this accusation please answer these questions, satisfactorily. Do not come back with another “Local temple story” please.
                      1). First explain me what you mean by “CT’s other writers”.
                      2). Then explain me of what is their (Veddha Mask and Burning Issue) actions amount to “dictate on CT writers”.
                      3). Did any of the CT writers make any request to you or any others commentators for help on avoiding or fighting back of the perceived problem.
                      4).As I said earlier in one of my previous comment, all CT writers go on natural name. There are substantial amount of the commentators also go like that. So can you name the writers affected in your accusation?

                      As, so far, Web and forums have been too difficult for to deal with, I suggest you to buy an English Dictionary and copy the definition of “fool” here and explain me how do apply that word for this particular circumstances?
                      If you believe that this guy who calls himself a Native Veddha is a real Veddha, then you must be believing in Fairies too.
                      1.Could you point me the place on my writing where I claim I believe “Native Veddha is a real Veddha”? All what I said was I do not believe when you call yourself as “Off the Cuff “. But, I said is what believe on is that you are paid writer. You attempt to point at fake proves and concocts stories as a profession. This is a conclusion that I reached from your “Local Temple Story”. So I do not believe you are a natural OTC writer. That is why I have been telling that when you twist you names (Like Kailasapathy) your action amounts to cheating others.
                      2.Could provide me some scientific data for your conclusion of a person who believes “Native Veddha is a real Veddha” should be believing fairy tales too. Is that why I did not believe your “Local Temple Story”.
                      3.After you answer all those two above question, I can tell if I believe if he is a native veddha or not. That is a point to discuss only if you answer my questions. (But for the time being if want take my answer as yes.)

                      You never answered any of the Thiru’s, Native Veddha and Burning issues questions. I have been seeing that on this forum. I always saw you never answered to any of my questions either. The problems appears to be you are a front end of a propaganda machine. (You are calling you as “We”) Your backup will never give you answers to post for the question that we ask. They are giveing you their propaganda stories again and again. You bring it here and post it without understanding a line on that.
                      if you can disprove it, answer for this question please. Did you see the CT’s posting of Vijitha Thero hospital bed interview? So, “Why Vijitha Thero’s complaint was not submitted at the court and proved there that he lied on that complain? Why an elected person like him (Who has a political and religious status to be respected) is kept under remand for more than a month only for the accusation of lying to the police? Isn’t the Royal Government revenging him?
                      If you are a true OTC writer answer this question please.
                      Regards

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                      Dear Mallaiyuran,

                      Back again to your recurrent problem of poor English comprehension. Please note that I ignore your grammar and spelling as long as I can understand what you are trying to say.

                      “Vernacular is not native Languages in Lanka. There was no Vernacular Languages Only Act in Sri Lanka” (June 26, 2014 at 1:17 am).

                      That was your response after reading my comment to Prasad below.

                      Prasad, the Vernacular does not translate in to “Sinhala Only”. Look up a good dictionary.

                      You had no idea of the meaning of Vernacular when you wrote it. Your comments are littered with such foolishness. Sadly you can’t recognise your weakness.

                      Re “When you could not understand what is going on forums, you are trying hurt others”

                      I understand perfectly what is going on on forums, as I started writing when I saw the One Sided Tamil Separatist comments in Canada’s Post. This was long before the war was won. The separatists Tamils such as yourself were going to town on University Standardisation, Language, Citizenship Act etc. Their idea was to create adverse public opinion amongst Canadians. Unfortunately, then I did not have the information that I now have about Jaffna Tamil society. Two or three honest Tamils supported me and I countered the propaganda. When you people started blocking highways and waving terrorist flags the Canadians started attacking and criticising the Tamils.

                      On CT you want to propagate your tripe without opposition. That will not happen.

                      Re “1). First explain me what you mean by “CT’s other writers”

                      I am here to discuss issues not to give you English Lessons.

                      Now you are asking me to explain something because you can’t understand the following two paragraphs.

                      Oh no I don’t have that type of power and I am no fool like the Tamil in the Veddha Mask or Burning Issue to even try such a thing. (OTC on July 3, 2014 at 1:12 pm)

                      Yes because they have no editorial power on CT and yet they try to dictate to other writers. If you don’t think that is foolish, then you are a bigger fool than them. (OTC on July 3, 2014 at 11:21 pm)

                      If you knew your English you would have seen that the “they” refers to the Two people “Tamil in the Veddha Mask and Burning Issue” and the “others” refer to anybody else who are dictated to.

                      Only those who have Editorial Power on CT can stop a commentator from writing on CT. Anybody else without that power asking a commentator to go away or get lost or take a hike etc is a fool.

                      Re “Then explain me of what is their (Veddha Mask and Burning Issue) actions amount to “dictate on CT writers”.

                      Please don’t expect to be spoon fed. Look around this webpage. Then you will see.

                      Re “3). Did any of the CT writers make any request to you or any others commentators for help on avoiding or fighting back of the perceived proble”

                      What is your point?

                      Re “4).As I said earlier in one of my previous comment, all CT writers go on natural name. There are substantial amount of the commentators also go like that. So can you name the writers affected in your accusation?”

                      You need to brush up your English. Due to your poor comprehension you are spinning around like a dog trying to catch it’s own tail.

                      Re “You never answered any of the Thiru’s, Native Veddha and Burning issues questions”

                      That is a dishonest claim just like your “Kandy Kingdom was captured from Tamils, it has to come back to Tamils. Don’t even dream to grab what is not yours” claim.

                      Point them out and I will answer them. Thiru has run away, Tamil in the Veddha Mask has run away, Burning Issue has not challenged my comments here.

                      Re “Could you point me the place on my writing where I claim I believe “Native Veddha is a real Veddha”?”

                      Again your English Comprehension has interfered with understanding my comment.

                      Re “I said is what believe on is that you are paid writer”

                      Yes you can say that and I can return the compliment. It does not make either you or me a paid writer. But focusing on that instead of logically debating the issues raised shows your inability to make a factual counter argument.

                      Re “You attempt to point at fake proves and concocts stories as a profession”

                      Please put it in better English. Not clear what you are trying to say.

                      Re “This is a conclusion that I reached from your “Local Temple Story””

                      You mean the time your poor English interpreted “local temple” as the temple of Dharga Town?

                      Re “So I do not believe you are a natural OTC writer”

                      Does that mean I am not a person?

                      Re “That is why I have been telling that when you twist you names (Like Kailasapathy) your action amounts to cheating others.”

                      You wrote on June 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm
                      ” Why don’t you come out of your fake ID “OTC”, come with your real name, providing the history of your reporting profile?”

                      In order to show you that the name a writer uses has no relevance to the writer’s real name I posted the following comment as M. A. Kailasapillai and SIGNED the comment as OTC on June 25, 2014 at 10:37 pm.

                      I wrote the following in that comment

                      “Mallaiyuran” may be a pseudonym as much as “M.A. Kailasapillai” is, though both are real names.

                      So how can I be cheating when in the body of that comment I say VERY CLEARLY that M.A. Kailasapillai is a Pseudonym?

                      Since you still could not understand I posted my next comment on June 26, 2014 at 2:18 pm as M.N.I.N. Perera where I wrote

                      I chose Off the Cuff because I wanted the readers to know its a pseudonym. I could have been dishonest like you and chosen a real name instead. M.N.I.N. Perera is also a pseudonym just like M.A. Kailasapillai is. Here is the full name of M.N.I.N.Perera My Name Is Not Perera …Ha ha haa!!! Please get some English Tuition! Kind Regards, OTC

                      You have English Comprehension Problems and that makes you post silly idiotic comments that you think are very clever.

                      What really takes the cake is, after pretending that your REAL name was Mallaiyuran and posting many posts as Mallaiyuran and trying to avoid proving your real identity, finally on June 27, 2014 at 5:17 am, after repeated questioning and getting cornered you came out with this sorry excuse.

                      Ha ha..First, FYI, please be aware, if somebody ever tells you his name is “ ending as “yuran, ooran et al” that is his pseudo name. Ha haa haaaaaaaaa . That is a culture in Tamil exist from Changam period.

                      You did not even realize that the joke was on you and you were laughing at you own stupidity.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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          Off the Cuff

          You got your name correct, because you talk off Off the Cuff without getting your facts right!

          Go to the UK National Library and learn history, for Heavens sake.

          How can I reason with an irrational man/woman like you?

          The more you write more bull shit comes out.

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            Thiru

            Your engagement with this plagiariser and a habitual liar must be a heart rendering experience.

            Either you approach it as a philosophical exercise (pain is a liberating force) or you must be enjoying masochism (defined as The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused).

            Either way pain and grief are assured.

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              Dear NV,

              You wrote the following on May 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm.

              “Manoharan,

              You have great sense of History. I envy you.
              …………

              The stupid Tamils suffered last time when IPKF arrived because the Sri Lankan armed forces who were supposed to defend this island were found hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bottom”

              (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dear-modi-sri-lankas-aggressive-agenda-to-your-notice/comment-page-1/)

              Any informed person who is aware of the Indo Lanka Peace Accord will know that when the IPKF arrived, the SL Forces were CONFINED to Barracks under the terms of the Indo Lanka Accord.

              If you are not a Shameless Liar please prove what you have stated.

              I am calling you a Shameless Lying Tamil in a Veddha mask.

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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            Dear Thiru,

            The bragging pseudo Scientist has chosen a Cowards exit.

            You claimed “Tamils inhabited the island long before Sinhala settlers arrived”

            Just a plain statement sans proof!
            That’s not scientific!
            Any donkey can do that.

            Here is another claim “The first wave of Sinhala ehnic nationalism started with D S Senanayake soon after independence from Britain”

            Another statement sans evidence.
            Any donkey can do that too.

            Here is one more “About one and a half estate Tamils, who contributed immensely to the economy were made stateless with a stroke of the pen” By the way, one and a half what?

            Again a statement sans proof, yet you claim you are Rational though any Donkey can do that too!

            The Soulbury Constitution under which Lanka obtained her Independence did not allow any law effecting the minorities to be enacted with the stroke of a pen as you allege. Please prove how it could be done Scientifically, without braying like a Donkey.

            Section 29 (2) Restricted the Legislative powers of the Legislature.

            29. (2) No such law shall –

            (a) prohibit or restrict the free exercise of any religion; or
            (b) make persons of any community or religion liable to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of other communities or religions are not made liable; or
            (c) confer on persons of any community or religion any privilege or advantage which is not conferred on persons of other communities or religions, or
            (d) alter the constitution of any religious body except with the consent of the governing authority of that body, so, however, that in any case where a religious body is incorporated by law, no such alteration shall be made except at the request of the governing authority of that body:

            Provided, however, that the preceding provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any law making provision for, relating to, or connected with, the election of Members of the House of Representatives, to represent persons registered as citizens of Ceylon under the Indian and Pakistani Residents (Citizenship) Act.

            This proviso shall cease to have effect on a date to be fixed by the Governor-General by Proclamation published in the Gazette.

            (3) Any law made in contravention of subsection (2) of this section shall, to the extent of such contravention, be void.
            (4) In the exercise of its powers under this section, Parliament may amend or repeal any of the provisions of this Order, or of any other Order of Her Majesty in Council in its application to the Island:

            Provided that no Bill for the amendment or repeal of any of the provisions of this Order shall be presented for the Royal Assent unless it has endorsed on it a certificate under the hand of the Speaker that the number of votes cast in favour thereof in the House of Representatives amounted to not less than two-thirds of the whole number of Members of the House (including those not present).

            Every certificate of the Speaker under this subsection shall be conclusive for all purposes and shall not be questioned in any court of law.

            Now please explain how that section can be subverted with a stroke of a pen as you claim.

            Please prove that you are not the Donkey that you appear to be.

            You have also expressed an empathy with the Indian Origin Tamils, who are the Untouchables in India. When you don’t have any empathy with the majority of Tamils living in your midst, in the North and treat them like Human Excreta, your professed empathy with the Indian Tamils, who by cast are even below those non Vellalas in the North, rings hollow and reeks of Political Expediency.

            Please explain Scientifically, why your empathy is non existent for the non Vellala’s who account for 60% of the Tamil population in the North.

            Again you claimed “He started colonizing Tamil habitat for milleniums with Sinhala from the South; Amparai, Gal Oya and Padaviya stand testimony to this fact”

            Again no proof adduced demarcating the so called “Tamil Habitat”.
            Any Donkey can do that too.

            The Dutch govt says South of Elephant Pass in the 1600s was the Kandyan Sinhalese Kingdom. Ampara, Padaviya and Gal Oya is deep into the South from Elephant Pass.

            A respected Tamil Intellectual, Dr Pradeep Jeganathan says that “it is not historically accurate to say that the Kings of Jaffna ruled the east”.

            Mr. J. L. Devananda, a Tamil writer says “there is no evidence what so ever to prove the existence of a separate Tamil Kingdom in Jaffna before the 13th century AD”

            Hence please prove the “Tamil Habitat” that you claim. So far it looks restricted to the Jaffna Peninsular.

            You have been denigrating Professor K M de Silva. Perhaps because you are think you are a better Historian than he is. Could you indicate any SCIENTIFICALLY researched papers you have published in Peer Reviewed Journals or Books on Ceylon History that you have written and published?

            One of the greatest books published on Communal Politics of Sri Lanka was written by Commonwealth Scholar, Dr Jane Russell. She did her PhD research under the guidance of the person you claim to be a nincompoop and not fitting to hold the Chair of History in the premier University of Sri Lanka.

            Your comments about him therefore is that of a Pig Headed fool.

            I have kept this comment short as you don’t appear to be capable of assimilating a longer more comprehensive one.

            Kind Regards
            OTC

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            Thiru,

            Nonsence(school teacher) Off the Nut ( schoolteacher) Offshot slug will never do and never will read the subject but conspiracy theory because they like to jump the gun to be king; exhibiting where he comes from- kudu jatiya.
            – see how he addresses `kind regards`, tainted apron strings and utter crap with blistering language like the passa , douglas combo.

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      This hypocritical bugger Amaraya talks about all kinds of dna but never his own dna. [Edited out]

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      This idiot dont have guts to declare who he is. His prim move is to attack sinhala buddhist. So no point to talk about self implicate Amarasri. He is gutless cowered born to insult sinhalese. He always play the same record again and again with out any substance.

      Syaman Jayasinha living in Australia with out any knowledge about the is context. As somebody highlighted, 50 – 50 representation which not any democratic means, come up from the tamil racist politicians even before Bandaranayake come into politics. Everybody, try to capitalise what they can to score as minority. From the beginning, Tamil racist try to sabotage the sri lanka.

      There was one tamil intellectuals account published in a another web site some time ago, clearly highlighted with evidence how chauvinistic tamil racist politicians capitalise the most government actions.

      As an example when university standardisation cutting off some university places for some district (which were mainly sinhalese living Colombo, Kandy, Gampaha, Kalutara which include Jaffna district it offers five identified difficult under supplied five district which were Trincomalee, Wanni, Batticaloa, Anuradhapura and Nuwaraeliya. The majority of these underprivileged districts are mainly tamil dominated areas. But any Tamil who try to introduce Standardisation as a root case for the sinhala nationalism, they were very silent about what the eastern province Tamils got under the standardisation.

      The people like Syaman Jayasinha is try to propagate their dream world ideology after getting all the benefits from Sri Lankan tax payers and future generation and now having all the benefits in foreign countries (if they really honest they need to pay back the health education expenses tax payers paid on behalf of them), they are putting some utter lies to get the support from INGOs.

      It is the biggest shame Mr Jayasinhahe ,

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        Senarath,

        Please take a hike. It is not even worth pointing out the fallacies in your drivel as there are too many! If you want to devour the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinistic materials, and corrupt your already bigoted brain, that is your prerogative. But, it is painful and embarrassing to read your garbage on this public forum!

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          Hi, You correct. Always truth is very unpleasant. Tty to spread your lies. You racist always fingering others.

          No toleration any others.

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            Senarath

            Please utilse MS word spelling suggestions if you have one. Your language of expression is the result of education in mother tongue, which prevents you from looking beyond your narrow circle.

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      As others like Dayan, Jayasinghe also didnt tell the obvious, who is backing BBS.

      Only Mangala and Victor Ivan are bold enough to tell the truth who is behind the BBS.

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      Pinguththaraya (this wording goes with perfect in this context since he has only been wasting the tax payers funds… but telling the otherway around to the stupid masses) as shown on the pic acts the film to manipulate the masses. If he is real buddhist, he could long have addressed the rule of law issue since no war is no longer there.

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    “The Mystery Of The Second Wave Of Sinhala Ethnic Nationalism”
    No mystery in the article. It is only a sophisticated presentation of an another Sinhala Nationalist opinion, referencing KM De Silva’s – a Sinhalese again- funded research. If both the Sinhalese & Tamils have closer genetic affiliations with South India why not initiate a historical research in conjunction with Tamil Nadu scholars to assert the truth? Why imposing the Sinhala researchers biased findings as gospel truth? Why pretending as if it is a mysterious second wave of Sinhala ethno Nationalism once the Arab countries declare ‘Ultimatum’ whereas it has always been the case as the past, present and I am sure the future history will reveal? Tamil Nationalism will face its natural death once the majority was made to accept the reality probably by the external factors and face the truth with all its factual evidence. Until such time Sri Lankans can ponder on mysteries and conspiracies.

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      daya.thevi,

      You hit the pretending sophisticated man on his head,

      He is as congenial as Tisaranee is, but both sneak in lies and half truths and these half truths and lies go accepted by the gullible readers because these are perceived by many to be “good Sinhalese” – not racists!

      Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne, a contemporary of mine is a good Sinhalese, a friend to me and all the Tamils.

      Readers, be alert to sneakers of half truths!

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        It is always a delight to read former senior State official Shyamon Jayasinghe. Liberal, well-informed, free of ethnic prejudice and, I suppose like all of us, yearns for the Motherland to regain its hitherto racial composure and serenity. He has rightly found fault with some main actors responsible for bringing thousands of our own Muslim brothers and sisters in the South to tears, death and destruction of their homes and livelihood. To me it is a personal thing because I knew some leading Muslim families in the rubber trade in the Aluthgama area and some in Beruwela who did much service to the country in Gem exports. They referred to both places in such endearing terms as “home” It is tragic to find they were, in a way, hunted down by the very society they were part of.

        SJ’s genuine call for a high level Commission of Enquiry will take us no where so long as the Rajapakses are in the saddle. Look at that laborious tome – the LLRC. Rajapakse called for it and then he delayed it unnecessarily. Then to fool the country and, who else cares for the Lankan story abroad, he merely took a few features in the Report of his liking taking his own time to act on them. What sense of fairness can one expect from men of this prejudicial inclination?

        As to the Rennaissance of Sinhala culture, if you will allow me – it did not begin with LHM, FRJ, T.U. de Silva and Company in the 1950/60s. It began in the 1930s when Anagarika Dharmapala raised the neo-racial cry. Dharmapala, the demagogue, concentrated his ire on the imported Mohammedans, the Keralites and the North Indian traders in Sri Lanka – more, we suspect, to gain the political stage. It was the seeds of dissension Dharmapala broadcast in the Lankan socio-political landscape that is also cause of the major communal events of 1956 and 1958 – later to be followed by much larger pogroms directed solely against the Tamils in 1977 and 1983. Dharmapala’s racial tantrums were to eventually destroy that tranquility that held us together. That fine small group of useful citizens – the Burgher community – was largely lost to us due to the machinations of men like Dharmapala and his faithful followers- some of whom referred by SJ here.

        To set the major communities against the smaller ones requires the presence of “the other” to capture the imagination of the men who will be brought to the streets. Tamils fitted into this role as “the other” At that stage , they simply could not fight back. As we learnt later, History was to take a different course in the 1980s on till recently. My point is SJ will please forgive me, as I am afraid he errs when he observes “ Tamils did not exist” meaning Tamils were not the target then.

        To keep the heat on those Buddhist Sinhala leaders added another target – the Christians and the Catholics when they discovered a conspiracy which they then named Catholic Action that was to feature during the take-over of private schools (1960s) As we sadly experienced the virus of racial and religious prejudice that was let loose continued to go from strength from then till now consuming many fine and salient features of a once united and happy plural family of Ceylonese.

        SJ treads carefully not to step on sensitive corns and choses to place on K.M. de Silva the much contested claim Tamils came to the Island after the Sinhalese. One begs to disagree in a matter where KMdeS’s neutrality has been questioned. I would rather prefer the respected and non-controversial Sir Paul Peiris who had good reason to believe and held the ancient Tiruketheeswaram Temple (Mannar) in the ancient Port area of Mantota is well over 3,500 years old. So if there was a Hindu temple then, local Tamils would have been in the island much longer.

        It is funny SJ writes here largely on the Muslims and I have had to bring in some corrections in Tamil history. But the pleasant feature is with men of the calibre of SJ is we can always work out issues in friendly discussion and debate – a feature that was lacking in the streets of Aluthgama and Beruwala when the BBS was encouraged to take the law into its own hands while the Police and the army were passive observers. No credit certainly for a country that was always respected for its old institutions of law, order and justice.

        R. Varathan

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          R. Varathan

          “It is always a delight to read former senior State official Shyamon Jayasinghe. Liberal, well-informed, free of ethnic prejudice and, I suppose like all of us, yearns for the Motherland to regain its hitherto racial composure and serenity”

          Therefore he must be unpopular and unwelcome among the Sinhala/Buddhists.

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          When I commented on Sinhala Renaissance I referred to some Sinhalese gentleman in the matter. Of course, one cannot forget the role played by the American Col. Henry Olcott, the Russian Noblewoman Helena Blavatsky and friends whose contribution to Buddhist renaissance, the Buddhist flag and education are now part of our recent history.

          As to the rejoinder of the refreshing Native Veddah, I am happy to say I have known and worked with many senior men and women in Buddhist society possessed with dignity and learning to accept justice and truth coming from wherever and from whomever – popularity not featuring in the discourse. I agree, sadly, their numbers are dwindling in the face of the virulent brand of “Sinhala Buddhism” we now see in the streets interpreted in vulgar, uncouth and unacceptable language – a slur on the serene Gauthama – the Buddha.

          R. Varathan

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            R. Varathan

            I agree with your second part of your comment. However as you say their numbers are dwindling, dwindling fast.

            Please read this piece published in Hindu:

            Reconciliation elusive on the ground

            R. K. RADHAKRISHNAN

            Updated: July 1, 2014 00:20 IST

            The packed hall at the Galle Literary Festival was stunned into silence by a series of abuses hurled on a Sri Lankan human rights activist by a member in the audience. The hurler of abuses, a well-known journalist, questioned the activist’s patriotism, labelled her pro-Tiger, and described her as a ‘stooge’ of the Western nations. Oh yes, that was just the printable part.

            The activist at the receiving end was Sunila Abeysekera. She was one of the panellists on ‘Aftershock: The lingering legacy of civil war,’ presented by the BBC World Service. Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and event moderator Bridget Kendall (BBC’s diplomatic correspondent) were on stage. The exchange presented a clear idea of the differing perceptions on the concept of reconciliation.

            Sunila elaborated on the collective grief of entire communities, and described the hurdles that stood in the way of reconciliation – an absolute essential to ensure peace. “Muslims still observe the day they were driven out of Jaffna; the days on which hundreds of their brothers were massacred in two mosques while Tamils remembered the kidnappings from the Batticaloa hospital. The Sinhalese remembered the killing of 600 policemen in the eastern province. This is a clear indication of how far we need to go to overcome the collective grief of the communities,” she said. (The Hindu, January 28, 2011).

            If one made an effort to understand the point that the protesting journalist was trying to make, one would understand that his short point was that the country had just emerged from a debilitating conflict with the Tamil Tigers and every citizen should stand firm behind the State. Outside actors were trying to dismember Sri Lanka and every true Sri Lankan should unite. The simplicity of his logic was hard to beat, but the only point he glossed over was his definition of who is a Sri Lankan. Sunila’s painstaking explanations had no bearing on him: he was convinced of the Sri Lankan state’s new narrow definition of equating Sri Lankanness with exclusively the Sinhalese. Dissent was put down in the name of the foreign hand, a nightmare of a phase in the existence of any nation: India had gone through this during the infamous Indira-Emergency years.

            As a natural extension of stifling dissent in the name of national security, the definition of reconciliation is reduced to progress made in infrastructure building in the Northern Province eversince the end of the war in May 2009. The carefully worded statements tailor-made for a barely-interested international audience, ahead of the UNHRC sessions, push the definitions of reconciliation into an essentially Made-in-Sri Lanka strait-jacket, and link it to lack of violence, availability of services, and progress of development works. When the State seeks to link reconciliation with overtly physical progress, its apologists follow. Defining reconciliation hence become a tricky proposition: The moment you define, you would have answered the State’s question ‘are-you-with-us-or-are-you-against-us.’

            It is against this backdrop that the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, a Colombo-based non-profit which works largely on issues in ethnicity and identity politics, has published a study on ‘Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Voices from former war zones.’ It is a commendable effort at understanding the post-war reconciliation process at the ground-level. The aim is to record people’s expectations and add to the discourse on reconciliation in Sri Lanka. ICES says “the study used a pluralist research methodology comprising a series of in-depth interviews and dialogue sessions with communities in the former war zones combined with a survey of 600 respondents in 6 districts in the North and East.”

            The research project, which metamorphosed into a book, has asked the war-affected people very basic questions that aid in the understanding of their view of reconciliation. For instance, one question on safety (Generally speaking, how safe do you feel at present?) draws similar responses from Tamils, and Muslims (71.9 per cent of Tamils and 72.6 per cent of Muslims felt safe), compared to the Sinhalese (81.2 per cent felt safe). One interesting question is the amount of trust in politicians, particularly President Mahinda Rajapaksa. While a majority of Sinhalese (59.7 per cent) said they had a great deal of trust in the President, the percentage of Tamils who had a great deal of trust in the President was a bare 9.8 per cent. As many as 21 per cent Muslims had a great deal of trust in the President – which essentially spotlights the Sri Lankan State’s central problem of majoritarianism.

            One important question chronicled in page 133 drives home the wedge that exists between Sinhalese and other communities. The question: according to your opinion, how do you describe the past 30 years of war? An astounding 53.7 per cent of Sinhalese said it was a terrorist problem (13.4 per cent Tamils, and 17.6 Muslims also felt so), while a majority of Tamils (66.4 per cent) and Muslims (61.8) surveyed insisted it was an ethnic conflict (only 5.8 per cent of Sinhalas surveyed thought so). Yes, the sample size is small, but this is indicative of where the Sri Lankan government needs to begin its work from. Several such crucial questions throw light on the attitude and state of mind of the ‘conquered’ which is an invaluable input for countries that want to put pressure on Sri Lanka to achieve genuine reconciliation.

            As the book puts in succinctly: the war is over, but the conflict is not.’ The overwhelming presence of the Sri Lankan military is of serious concern and this has often been brought to the notice of the President and his government by many, including India. But there has barely been any change.

            Keywords: Sri Lankan Tamils, Voices from former War Zones

            http://www.thehindu.com/books

            RECONCILIATION IN SRI LANKA — Voices from former War Zones:
            Minna Thaheer, Pradeep Peiris, Kasun Pathiraja;
            Pub.by International Centre for Ethnic Studies,
            2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka.

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              Grateful, dear Native Veddah. It is unfortunate we lose fine Lankans like Sunila at a time like this. But in the eyes of the Chosen People lead by BBS she is also part of “the other” I believe she was Christian – to my generation always a fine, orderly educated and patriotic group of decent Sri Lankans. I couldn’t quite get who this super-patriot Lankan was – at GLF.
              The point the article makes – and, I believe, you do, is that Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and even Burghers have lost in the War that consumed all that was good and decent in our society. How long will it take for the Rajapakses to convince the hordes they control that we have all lost. When will they realise, if at all, we cannot get back what we lost in 3 decades and more the way the Rajapakses are going. There’s got to be a better, saner way – with the help of our neighbours and friends – to regain Sri Lanka.

              Best wishes
              R. Varathan

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    No one grudges the Sinhalese their culture and rights. These should be achieved through hard work and effort, not by looting and trampling on others.

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    amarasiri is a lunatic Tamil.

    Looks like old age has destroyed him.

    He always repeats the same old crap.

    Shyaman Jayasinghe:

    He is like his Rationalism. He lives in his own world and he tries to prove that to be the reality. He can not understand how naked he is.

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    A brilliant piece Shyamon Jayasinghe, thank you.

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      Yes, A brilliant piece Sharmini,

      But it has distortions as I pointed out, and I hope you don’t take those distortions as truth or factual, or even argue them to be true. These days we have to be careful as to who is who in this world.

      We don’t need need a Diogenes going around with his lantern looking for honest people in Sri Lank.

      Truth shall set people free, but it is hard to swallow: It is a bitter medicine.

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        Thiru,
        So, anybody you don’t agree with or is suspicious about is a bad distortionist?

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          When I am sure of the verified facts or self witnessed facts, I know who distorts those facts, and I say so.

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            Dear Thiru,

            Since you are trained in Scientific Research you don’t need to provide supportive evidence.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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      Sharmini:

      What happened you have taken the role of Bridesmaid( posting comments )instead of the “Bride” ( writing Articles). Is it because of BBS have declared a Fatwa on you after your Epic ” Mahawamsa Article.

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    “The Vedda Tribe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

    Amarasiri,I love the Wisdom in this Veddah Elder’s commentary.

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      Rationalist

      Thanks for educating the fellow forum sharers.

      Now you know Veddah Elders possess a lot of wisdom to share with 20 million stupid people.

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    I think the writer needs to update his (perhaps forgotten) knowledge of Sri Lanka history before he writes analyses of this difficult subject.

    The first Sinhala-Tamil riot took place in 1939 July in Nawalapitiya, and quickly spread to even the Capital when the British rules quickly put it down.
    The Tamil congress (the first racist party) had been formed in the thirties, and countered by the Sinhala Maha Sabha formed by SWRD Bandaranaike and others. Then the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi was formed in 1949 and already talked of a separate Tamil Kingdom. Its ideologue V. Navaratnam (educated for some time at Ananda college) had already written his tracts and designed Eelam postage stamps by the time the Sinhla only cry came to the fore.

    So, where does Mr. Jayasinghe get his history of Sri Lanka, and his claim that
    The problem about that wave, however, was that in the Sinhala world of the day the Tamils did not exist ?

    He should perhaps begin by reading K. M. de Silva’s basic book on the History of Sri Lanka (Penguin), and go to more specialized works like “Communal politics under the Donoughmore Constitution 1931-1947 /​ by DR. Jane Russell (Tishara Prakasakayo), and related publications in peer-reviewed journals.

    Mihael Robert’s Tamil nationalism: Journal of South Asian Studies, n.s., Vol.XXVII, no.1, April 2004 is also a good source.

    However, writing without reading up is the problem of our chattering class.

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      Dear kautilya,

      The FIRST Ethnic based Party in Lanka is the Ceylon Tamil League formed by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem in 1922! It was not the Tamil Congress of GG Ponnambalam

      His vision was to establish a Tamil Akam (Kingdom) that embraced South India, Tamil Colonies and Lanka.

      Addressing his new party’s second General meeting he stated,

      “…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.

      We desire to preserve our individuality as a people, make ourselves worthy of our inheritance… We are not enamoured of that Cosmopolitanism which would make of as ammendments did the Lanka constitution have neither fish, fowl, nor red herring”

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    Keep re-writing the history .marasiri… As they say if you repeat oft. enough, who knows, some day some fools may even believe you.:-)

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    I just cannot understand why people like this writer point out Gnanasara’s speech as the sole cause for riots. The riot was a result of non action by police on three Thowheed Muhammadans deliberately blocking a van and assaulting a monk who was on his way for a sermon with his driver. The monk concerned, Ven Samitha says a decapitated head and the 4 hooves of an Ox was left in front of his temple 2 weeks before that. And that’s just recent incidents taken place in Muhammadan infested Daraga town. List is endless if what had been taking place in the country since the end of the war.

    On 13th April 2013, secretary to Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath, Abdul Razik had deliberately made an unprovoked derogatory remarks on Buddha saying he had eaten human flesh and ‘Triple Gem’ means just three stones at a meeting in Maligawatta. If such a statement was made by a Buddhist or a Christian in Pakistan or in any Muslim country against Muhammad, he would have lost his head. But Razik got away with a mere apology at court. And writers like Shyamon Jayasinghe kept mum.

    If such unprovoked acts on Muhammadans’ part had not taken place, we say, the need for Gnanaara’s speech would never have arisen. And if stones were not thrown at a peaceful procession by Thowheeds unnecessarily assembled at a mosque riots may not have started. And the riots cause damage to both sides.

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      Bando

      You can play the blame game as long as you like. You can also continue your deception as long as you like.

      There is a difference though this time. What is obvious to the rest of the world and not so obvious to you is that rest of the world has a good measure of the Sinhalese.

      They now know that racism is ingrained in the Sri Lankan psyche and is systemic.

      Here are few thoughts for you to ponder

      01. Mobs were roaming the streets despite the presence of the STF/Police and nothing was done to stop the riot
      02. Injured were refused treatment by the director of the Nagoda hospital
      03. There is photographic evidence of bullet ridden walls (on facebook)yet the JMO thinks they were cut wounds
      04. the vitriolic videod speech by the BBS is out in the public domain. yet the police haven’t got their hands on it

      The Sinhalese live a life of make-believe,where you are the victims of all kinds of conspiracies and that everyone else is out to get you.

      I can understand this fear. What I can’t understand is your lying to cover-up,like how GL Peiris lectured the diplomatic core. Perhaps you guys need to be reminded of what George Bush once said about a common saying in Texas “Deceive me once, shame on you. Deceive me twice, shame on me”

      You may not know that the world knows!
      Nabil

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        Hi Nabil

        We are highly let down what the BBS do. It is not the buddhist way. It is not the correct way.

        1.But, don’t you accept there are Muslim extremist try to destabilise the peace the name of the religion.
        2. Don’t you reject this howheed Muhammadans killed two muslims moderates few months ago to spread there extremist ideology.
        3.Dont you accepts the root case for this violence is “result of non action by police on three Thowheed Muhammadans deliberately blocking a van and assaulting a monk who was on his way for a sermon with his driver.”
        4. Dont you accept, sinahalies are more reasonable and ready to share and live side by side with the other ethnicities. I mean south (think about Colombo and Jaffana and see the difference).
        5. Now tamils are started to shed crocodile tears. Are/Were they ready to sacrifice like the people living in the south. I know most of them are HR champions.

        QWe all has to accept everybody has a role to play for the coexistence. Just playing the minority card is not enough.

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          Dear Senarath

          All I can say is that most of you educated guys sound pathetic. Without self reflection, self-awareness and the willingness to atone for the sins of the past, nothing can be achieved. Sinhalese will continue to blame the minorities as you have done since pre-independence not withstanding the many race/religion based riots we have had. I am not surprised at your response which is not very different to Banda’s.

          As far as Muslim extremism is concerned, all I can say is you are looking for a scapegoat. Whatever happened in Aluthgama was a law and order issue and should have been treated as such. Muslims of Aluthgama didn’t deserve to be treated the way they were and made destitute, their property burned, their kith and kin murdered.

          Don’t you guys believe in Karma? Will not this come back to you? This incident will haunt you guys for generations. Trust me this has already set our country back by a decade. No investor will come to a country where disputes are resolved by rioting. Nor will tourists take a risk.

          No condemnation of this vicious attack, no sympathy for the victims, you guys are not even ashamed on what you have brought on yourselves!

          Hope this answers your questions……
          Nabil

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            Hi Nabil

            You didn’t read my comment. We accept Karama as you said. Thats why said the things happened in Aluthgama is bad and unfortunate. In the sametime i indicate the root case for the crises. If you need to have peace we need to address the root case. I know majority of Muslims as well as Buddhist are against violent. If we need to have peace we must condemn both BBS (i am not saying they are buddhist (bodu bala is the kindness not the revange)) and the extremist muslim elements. Otherwise your criticism is not any value.

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          Senerath,
          You ought to understand that Wahhabi Thowheeds always tell others that their fights with other Muslim Sects is an internal matter and therefore that is of no concern to others. What a joke.

          Here Nabil had added a better one: “As far as Muslim extremism is concerned, all I can say is you are looking for a scapegoat” said he. He doesn’t even like even to talk about Muslim extremism. A Thowheed always thinks he is superior and he has Allah’s help to lie because the Koran talks about two forms of lying to non-believers called ‘taqiyya and kitman’ to advance the cause Islam. Nabil is doing it right now.

          Nabil warns us, “This incident (that killed four) will haunt you guys for generations.” But wanted to forget the Thowheed created fight (that killed two) as a bygone event. Everyone must understand the Thowheed.

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            Seriously Banda you are slowly loosing the plot.
            You have a fixation with the Wahhabi Thowheeds.If there is an internal conflict within the Muslim sects let them sort it out as long as no law is broken. Why do the thugs at BBS have to get involved with an internal conflict. If the laws of the country are violated then its up to the law enforcement officers to deal with and those thugs from BBS.
            Are you then agreeing to the International Community, UN, US, UK,India getting involved with an internal conflict in Sri Lanka?
            Looks as if you want a outside force to get involved.

            As regards to Nail comment on this incident will haunt you guys for generations.
            He is not far wrong. It’s already etched in the Sri Lankan checkered history of violence against minorities. Generations will have to live with it.
            It’s laughable to listen to the right of reply given at UNHRC. The foreign embassies in Colombo had translated the speech given by the Thug days before and given it to Country representatives in Geneva.
            Who are you trying to kid?

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              Chandra, Surely, you cannot be ignorant to the fact that it is GGP who started the first Sinhala Tamil riots in 1939 in Nawalapitiya.

              You may accept Thowheeds claim that Muslim-Muslim fights are their problem and not a problem of Sinhalese. We the Gnanasaras insists that Thowheed instigated Muslim-Muslim fights are to breed jihadists and then to turn Sri Lanka a Muhammadan country. Therefore it has become our problem.

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              Chandra

              Jonny English Banda writes:

              “you cannot be ignorant to the fact that it is GGP who started the first Sinhala Tamil riots in 1939 in Nawalapitiya.”

              The riots had nothing to do with GG Ponna. It was a trade union dispute went out of hand.

              You ask him for the evidence he would not only not give you but would disappear altogether for few days.

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                “The riots had nothing to do with GG Ponna. It was a trade union dispute went out of hand”

                Evidence please.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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      Banda

      “I just cannot understand why people like this writer point out Gnanasara’s speech as the sole cause for riots”

      You cannot even understand 1 + 1 = 2

      Therefore forget about everything else.

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    “…a partial apologist for the government”, no.

    A consistent defender of the war of the Sri Lankan state against the LTTE, yes.

    A consistent defender of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state and opponent of the UN inquiry, yes.

    A fairly consistent defender and occasional critic of the Sri Lankan state, yes.

    An occasional defender of the Sri Lankan government, yes.

    A supporter of the JVP’s critique of the family centric Rajapaksa regime, yes.

    A defender and occasional critic of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yes.

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      “A consistent defender of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state and opponent of the UN inquiry, yes.”

      Does a targeted UN inquiry impinge on a country’s sovereignty? Why are you against such an inquiry that in all seriousness will usher in good practices and standards? Above all, what is wrong with establishing the truth?

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        .
        “sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state”

        -All we use, from Bicycles to Automobiles to Planes – made by international community.
        -From Ports to Airports, Roads and Highways, all build by IC
        -All our weapons, guns to tanks, made by IC
        -Yes, we grow tea, rubber, ganja………
        -even our national heroes (Fonseka, Silva, Peiris) are from IC.
        -half the ruling family is IC citizens.

        Bullshit Sovereignty.

        :-)

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          aratai

          You forgot one thing,

          Sinhala/Buddhists export their women folks to medieval middle east kingdoms. They are abused and sent back in boxes.

          The Sinhala/Buddhist sovereignty is another Sinhala/Buddhist myth.

          When Indian Air Force dropped parrippu parcels violating this island’s air space one wonders where this protector of sovereignty was? He was a minister in NE provincial council while the Hindians were occupying this island.

          Don’t forget he is a war monger and war crime denier.

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      A Great Sinhalese under employed Gymnist with a flexible back bone – Yes.

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      “A defender and occasional critic of President Mahinda Rajapaksa”

      Can you show some proof???

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      Dear Dayan

      Hope this is truly your response.

      If so, you have number of contradictions in your comments.

      – A consistent defender of the war of the Sri Lankan state against the LTTE, yes. — Does this mean you defend the violence against the Tamil civilians under the pretext of government fighting the LTTE.

      -A consistent defender of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan state and opponent of the UN inquiry, yes. —- The authority under sovereignty is abused blatantly in Sri Lanka. Does it mean that you will go to any length to defend the Sovereignty even if Sri Lanka reduce itself to intolerant, irresponsible, violent and threat to the regional and world peace. Do you understand the founding principles of the UN and progressing openness in its dealings.

      -A fairly consistent defender and occasional critic of the Sri Lankan state, yes. —- Your stance of defending SL thus undermining the international effort for justice for the victims of the state confirms the bankruptcy of your thinking. You are only continuing to prop up the irregular conduct of the state. By being occasional critic, you are unable to go beyond and visualise the wider issues objectively.

      – An occasional defender of the Sri Lankan government, yes. —- Occasional critic, consistent defender and occasional defender what a confusing and contradicting position. This confirms how muddled you are.

      -A supporter of the JVP’s critique of the family centric Rajapaksa regime, yes.—- JVP is a force that contradicts its mission all the time. It does not acknowledge devolvement of power to the minorities and strongly favours assimilation as its policy to swallow the Tamils by the Sinhalese to overcome the historical Sinhala-Tamil conflict. Critic of family centric Rajapakse regime? — You have served in the government and have supported propagated the Rajapakse regime. Why this sudden love and hate drama?

      -A defender and occasional critic of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yes.— I am lost. You are all over the place.

      Good luck and best wishes.

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        Rajasingham Jayadevan the man who tried to de-proscribe LTTE in the UK in 2001, now talks about violence against civilians, human rights and international law!

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          Navin

          You state: ‘Rajasingham Jayadevan the man who tried to de-proscribe LTTE in the UK in 2001’.

          Can you justify your comment with facts that I ever attempted to de-proscribe the LTTE. For your info. I did not have the authority or mandate to do under the UK Terrorism Act.

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            “When the U.K. government designated the LTTE as a terrorist group in late 2001, Jayadevan independently initiated an application to the UK High Court for a judicial review of the Terrorism Act, arguing that the proscription scheme violated the right to freedom of expression and freedom of association under the European Convention on Human Rights. However, his effort was not sanctioned by the LTTE and resulted in criticism from Balasingam and the pro-LTTE media.” (http://www.hrw.org/reports/2006/ltte0306/4.htm)

            “What he (“Rajasingham Jayadevan”) tried was to give a legal status in the UK as a liberation organization and this was not an endorsement of its terrorism.” — Dr.Rajasingham Narendran June 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm in CT

            (give a legal status to LTTE as a liberation organization in 2001? who is it that your brother Dr. Rajasingham Narendran trying to fool?)

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              Navin

              You said: ‘Rajasingham Jayadevan the man who tried to de-proscribe LTTE in the UK in 2001.

              HRW correctly said: ‘Jayadevan independently initiated an application to the UK High Court for a judicial review of the Terrorism Act, arguing that the proscription scheme violated the right to freedom of expression and freedom of association under the European Convention on Human Rights’.

              De-proscription is a legal process and is for the proscribed LTTE as a party to the proscription. Judicial Review is the process aimed at the Terrorism Act itself and my objective has been clearly stated in the HRW comment you have reproduced.

              If the case had proceeded and was successful, amendments would have been brought by the British govt into the Terrorism Act and not as you claimed the LTTE would have been de-proscribed.

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                Rajasingham Jayadevan:

                You were a strong supporter of LTTE back then (see HRW report and you have admitted this yourself in a previous thread).

                Your brother clearly states what your intentions were.

                Obviously you cannot argue against the ban on LTTE given everything LTTE had done. Hence, you go after the anti-terrorism law itself using this age old ruse that it violates freedom of expression and what not.

                Don’t you think people can see through your charade?

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                Dear Mr Rajasingham Jayadevan,

                Here is the section of the HRW report that Navin has referred to. The Full report titled Funding the “Final War”, LTTE Intimidation and Extortion in the Tamil Diaspora is also available on the Internet.

                HRW confirms that you have been a Strong Supporter of the LTTE. In fact your support has been so strong that you were even instrumental in getting Anton Balasingham out of Sri Lanka.

                That shows how close you have been to the LTTE High Command including VP until they turned on you as they wanted full control of your Temple Money that you were not willing to let go of.

                Your tiff with the LTTE which resulted in your detention by them was in early 2005. HRW says “….before his detention was a strong supporter of the LTTE”. This means that till 2005 you were a STRONG supporter of the LTTE.

                Your application to the UK High Court for a judicial review was after the U.K. government designated the LTTE as a terrorist group in late 2001 and obviously before you fell out with the LTTE. Which means that your application was made while you were a STRONG supporter of the LTTE.

                LTTE Control of Hindu Temples in the West

                Temples are money-making places. If they take control, they have control of the money, they can control the surplus, they can control the people coming there—trustee of a Hindu temple, London, October 2005

                The majority of Tamils are Hindu. For many members of the Tamil diaspora, Hindu temples provide not only a place of worship, but also a focal point for social and community activities and an avenue for charitable giving. The Toronto area has approximately forty Hindu temples attended by Sri Lankan Tamils; London has twenty-two. Because the temples provide both ready access to the Tamil community and to a potential source of funds, the LTTE has sought control over temple events, management, and revenue.

                The LTTE’s influence is apparent in many Hindu temples in the West. Temples may display photographs of Prabhakaran, the LTTE leader, and sell LTTE flags, CDs of Prabakaran’s speeches, or videos and DVDs promoting the LTTE. The temples may also collect money for the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization52 or other LTTE front groups. At one temple in London, all attendees reportedly are told to make out “standing orders” (monthly pledges) for the LTTE, which are then collected by the British Tamil Association.53

                A trustee for a Hindu temple in the Toronto area told Human Rights Watch that in late 2005, LTTE representatives approached his temple several times, asking for Cdn$1 million as part of the recent LTTE fundraising drive. The trustee said when the men first approached him, they identified themselves as representatives from the intelligence group of Pottu Amman (the intelligence chief for the LTTE) and said that “We are going to declare Tamil Eelam [i.e. independence—see below], so we need the funds immediately.”54

                Several sources also described systematic efforts by the LTTE to take over the management structures of local temples. The temple trustee described the “capture” of another temple in Toronto: “They got LTTE supporters in as members. Then when they had a majority, they could elect the trustees.”55

                In one case in Australia, the Tamil Tigers reportedly tried to take control of a Hindu temple in Perth and use it for fundraising purposes. The Tigers’ efforts led to a government investigation, and the case was cited by the government as an argument for tighter controls on the LTTE. The Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs subsequently acted to freeze the assets of the LTTE and other entities associated with terrorism in late 2001.56 The following year, Subramaniam Muthulingam, a member of the temple’s management committee, was stabbed to death by two unknown Tamil youths while visiting his family in Colombo. Political killings in Sri Lanka are rarely investigated, and the perpetrators in this case were never identified or charged. However, according reports by human rights groups, Tamils who knew Muthulingam believed that the murder was linked to Muthulingam’s vocal criticism of the LTTE and his efforts to resist the Tiger’s takeover of the temple in Australia.57

                In another well-publicized case, Rajasingham Jayadevan and Arumugam Kandiah Vivekananthan, director and secretary, respectively, of a private Hindu temple in London, were detained for several weeks by the LTTE in northern Sri Lanka in early 2005 until they agreed to hand over control of the temple to a group aligned with the LTTE.58

                Jayadevan had lived in the U.K. for over twenty-five years, and
                before his detention was a strong supporter of the LTTE. In 1999 he helped Anton Balasingam, the LTTE’s primary political representative and negotiator outside of Sri Lanka, gain permission to leave Sri Lanka and get medical care in Norway. In 1999 and 2000, his temple raised funds for LTTE humanitarian projects and the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization. When the U.K. government designated the LTTE as a terrorist group in late 2001, Jayadevan independently initiated an application to the UK High Court for a judicial review of the Terrorism Act, arguing that the proscription scheme violated the right to freedom of expression and freedom of association under the European Convention on Human Rights. However, his effort was not sanctioned by the LTTE and resulted in criticism from Balasingam and the pro-LTTE media.

                Jayadevan also angered the LTTE when he resisted LTTE efforts to take control of his temple, Eelapatheeswarar Aalayam. At the end of 2004, he traveled to northern Sri Lanka for a pre-arranged meeting with LTTE leaders to discuss the difficulties he was encountering with the LTTE in London. After he arrived he and his colleague Vivekananthan were initially housed at LTTE guesthouses in Kilinochchi, but after several days they transferred to an LTTE compound. Jayadevan said, “We were lured into a trap and detained in a cunning way. We were kept in a derelict building with two rooms. It was dirty, with filthy linen, and cobwebs. We found a dead rat in the water tank.”59

                They were guarded by four LTTE soldiers, and on several occasions were questioned at length about their activities in London by representatives of the LTTE finance and intelligence units. They were allowed no contact with their family, and given only very basic medical care.

                After six weeks, Jayadevan and Vivekananthan were finally told that Vivekananthan would be released, but only after both men signed papers authorizing the transfer of the London temple to an organization specified by the LTTE. Once the papers were signed, they were told, Vivekananthan would be released to return to London to execute the transfer, and once the transfer was complete, Jayadevan would also be released.

                Jeyadevan said, “We wrote the letter in Tamil to LTTE leader Prabakaran. We felt we had no choice. Our concern was our release.” At this point, Jeyadevan had been on a limited hunger strike, eating only one meal a day for fifteen days. After Vivekananthan’s release on February 20, Jeyadevan went on a full hunger strike for an additional fifteen days. He was taken to a medical center, where doctors told the LTTE that he should be taken to a hospital in Colombo. He said that, instead, he was returned to detention.

                On March 2, after returning to London, Vivekananthan signed a formal agreement to transfer control of the temple to Sivayogam, the organization designated by the LTTE.60 When he called the LTTE to confirm that the transfer was complete, however, the LTTE responded that they were conducting further investigations of Jayadevan’s activity and would not release him.

                Vivekananthan and Jayadevan’s family then went public, reporting the detention to the London police, the British High Commission in Colombo, members of the U.K. parliament, and the media. Following mounting media and political pressure, Jayadevan was finally released on March 12, 2005.

                Joined by four of the temple’s original trustees, the temple’s landlord challenged the transfer of the temple in U.K. court. The action prompted several threats against Vivekananthan and temple trustees. On March 24, a man came to Vivekananthan’s shop in London and told him, “If you take the temple back, we will shoot you both.” Later, Vivekananthan said he was told, “If you go to the court as a witness with the landlord, when you go to the hearing, you have to support Seevaratnam [Nagendram Seevaratnam, the chairman of Sivayogam]. If you don’t support him, we have instructions from the LTTE to bump you off.” One of the other trustees was told, “You let the LTTE down badly. The LTTE is not happy. They will deal with you.”61

                At a hearing on April 7, 2005, the high court ruled that the transfer of the temple was not valid, and returned control of the temple to its original trustees. Sivayogam was ordered to pay £35,000 in legal fees. Since the return of the temple, Jayadevan and the other trustees report that they have received several further threats. In one incident in December, a man vandalized the temple. Jayadevan said, “He went berserk by tearing down the notice board and damaging the door with a traffic cone. He was saying that he was a Black Tiger and will teach us a lesson.”62 In mid-January 2006, handwritten posters in Tamil were posted throughout the neighborhood near the temple, stating that “Jayadevan is a traitor to the cause and will be taught a lesson.”63

                Some temples have taken proactive steps to avoid LTTE control. For example, one public temple in the Toronto area froze its membership and adopted a policy that individuals could only become members after volunteering for a period of three years.

                http://www.hrw.org/reports/2006/ltte0306/4.htm

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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              Dear Navin,

              Excellent Rebuttal.

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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    Dear Banda. Thank very much for your one-sided remark about BBS. It is obvious BBS is a racist agent and it is obvious that BBS caused all problems in recent attacks on Muslims and yet, You shamelessly support this racism. You are like Nazis. Indeed, You are real Nazi. you have had enough drinking Tamil blood and now you want to drink Muslim blood.

    This man from a village in Sri Lanka speaks non- sense. He has been an agent of Rajapakse family. Whatever this ruling family does or BBS does this village man always support blindly without any rationale or logic. This man lost his human sense and humor . How on earth any man could justify broad day barbarism of BBS thugs. I would not call these thugs Buddhists at all. These are murderers, looters and robbers. What is the difference between LTTE and these thugs: LTTE is unofficial killers and these thugs are official murderers with support of police and STF. That is the difference . The entire world knows who is behind BBS . It is a well planned broad day murder . It is well known fact BBS has been doing this type attacks on innocent Muslim for more than two years now . More than 300 incidents of racial attacks are recorded against Muslims. You have cooked up and fabricated many stories of this nature to start riots and violence: Who gave BBS permission to hold such incitful demonstration knowing that they would attack Muslims This country has got laws of jungle now . That is why this demo was taken place against the wishes DIG Kalutsura. You do not have one justice for Praba and another for MR . Both will have to pay the price for their injustice . Praba already paid price for that and yet, MR in waiting and he want to earn some more for his list of crimes that is why God prolongs his life . With regards Wahabism: SL will be happy with them. Read history of Wahabims and you will know that Wahabism doesn’t mind who rules and they do not interfere in politics : that is why Wahabism get support of King in Saudi. I agree Wahabism is an internal problems of Muslims and we would sort it out But do not cook up this Wahhabi and BBS : BBS are murders and looters Buddhism and Buddhists are free from them. We like Buddhists but do not BBS thugs We like Sinhalese not BBS Racists We like Lankans but not enemies of Sri Lanka We think today BBS is enemy of SriLanka. No difference between them and LTTE. We believe BBS is a curse for SL they would bring destruction soon We believe that we should build a stronger SriLanka with support of all communities Tamils have money today Muslims have business skills and investments from Middle East Sinhalese have man power and political power We all should be united to build Lankan Identity We all should build a strong economy and strong Sri Lanka My dear village man : Now fighting is not with arms but with brain Now we live in the world of economic wars The stronger is not the one who fight with arms rather with brain and money Today we should think how to bring prosperity to SL Nearly 3 millions Lankan work abroad and 2 millions in Middle east countries If they all come back home one go SL would be in bankruptcy . If there is no remittance Lanakan economy would be in a trouble Do you know Iraq used be number one importer of our tea Do you know Paksitan played a greater role to defeat LTTE But people like you live with four walls of narrow well. You my dear village man you need to come out of village and think globally before acting locally. I will continue to argue on BBS If you have rationally and logically sound come up with evidence We shall engage with argument I could reply to your for all forgeries and fabricated stories of BBS about Muslims Like that of Muslims marrying Sinhalese girls Muslims population increase Muslims business Muslims dress Muslims mosques Muslim food Muslims employment and so on Please be ready with evidence for such academic arguments with evidence I do not say Muslims are always rights I do not agree as human beings they might have mistakes and yet no as BBS say Not as you assume Not as you fear Not as you image Do not judge entire Muslims community for actions of some Do not judge Islam by actions of some wrong Muslims.

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      ‘A true Lankan’,
      Though you write under that pseudonym, I see you’re a more of a Wahhabi Thowheed than ‘A true Lankan’. And Thowheed are dangerous fundamentalists. See this caption: ‘Muslim extremists are a thorn in our community’ Telegraph.co.uk-Jun 27, 2014. We do not want them to be a thorn in Sinhala Buddhists either.

      I have explained elsewhere how the so-called ‘internal problems of Muslims’ have been affecting Sinhala Buddhists of late. You must understand that the religious freedom that our constitution guarantee applies for all ‘Muslim Sects’ with no distinction. We don’t care whether Thowheed or Sufi customs are right. We cannot let you Wahhabis force Quadri Sufis to abandon their traditions or discard, ‘Ahmadiyya as no Muslim’. Go join ISIS fight your jihad wars in the ME not here.

      I gave reasons how Gnanasara’s speech came about. But I have not justified violence even in that context like your Koran had done at so many instances. I also said first stone was cast at the procession by Muhammadans who had assembled in the mosque. The procession had no slogans hence was not a protest march; it was to take the monk to his temple. People at the procession was hit and they hit back at the assailants. Without discarding any of those facts you started to drive a fear psychosis on Sri Lankan jobs in ME.

      Everyone knows that Muhammadans fight each other in every country in the ME. And you want us to believe that Arabs will get together and send “two million” Sri Lankans workers home at the flick of a finger. If Saudis are such loyal Muslims compatriots, surely they could have employed millions of starving Syrian and Palestinian refugees to replace Buddhist workers. It just doesn’t work like that my friend.

      Besides, are you suggesting that all those two million Sri Lankan workers in ME are Buddhists. And naive as you are, you think we will submit to your blackmail and let Thowheeds do what they like here because of some bloody jobs in ME. In another five years time no housemaids or unskilled workers need to go abroad for they could earn more here.

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        what is more funny is that people like moda banda who is from a tiny country with a sinhala population of about 16 million thinks that they can compete with religion which is followed by 1/3 of world population. i wonder if he knows it’s the fastest growing religion in europe and other western countries by conversion of white people. if muslims want to fight with these moda banda’s race, they dont even carry arms or anything. all they have to do is that every muslim in the world should come and piss/urinate in the indian ocean for one time. then this tiny island with the holly sinhala race will be totally drown in muslim’s urine/piss .. and the rest will be histoy

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        In a serious note ..
        Moda banda says
        “I gave reasons how Gnanasara’s speech came about. But I have not justified violence even in that context like your Koran had done at so many instances.”
        just becouse you read some islamic hate page on the net doent make you quran’s expert. look you should understand that muslim believes quran is the direct speech of god to prophet mohamed. those violent verse in quran you cherry pick and chose without trying to understand the reason why those verses were said by god to prophet mohamed. for example if a verse say something like ” kill them kaffir where ever you find” you have to understand the background and the situation when that verse was given. prophet mohamed were given lots of hardship by macca non-muslims and tried to kill him. in that time muslims were very low in population. so the macca non muslims waged a war with the intention of destroying whole muslim population. so it’s when the god sent a verse asked mohamed to prepare for the war and aid “kill them whenever you find ” in the means of defending your race. this was given for that situation. it doesnt ask to kill non – muslim living now. it was just given for those paticular situation. and people like you cherry pick and say ohh quran ask to kill all non- muslims…

        Banda says

        Besides, are you suggesting that all those two million Sri Lankan workers in ME are Buddhists. And naive as you are, you think we will submit to your blackmail and let Thowheeds do what they like here because of some bloody jobs in ME.”
        yes most of these people who work in ME are sinhalese man. go check department of foreign employment statics. if these jobs werent exist in last 30 years you would have become worse than somalia . that’s the fact man. do you think your tea and rubber could have saved you? not to mention most of these tea exported to MEs. you say thowheed does this thowheed does that .. come on what the hell they do ?? rather than just believing everything these monks say , just use your brain for once. the department of defence already informed many times that there are no islamic extremist elements in sri lanka .. doesnt it get through your thick head? you tell me how many stories of muslims attacking non muslim temples and churches around the world did you hear within last 7 days ? on the other hand, i can show you atlease 10 incidents of budhists attacking muslim’s worship places and other muslim own places within last 7 days so wake up… all these your chidish foolish reasons are just to cover up the real reason which is budhists like you are jealous of muslims because they have wealthy life and have very goood business knowledge and your budhist can not compete with them. tamils were better than you in 1983 so what you did ? you got jealous and killed them since you are more in numbers and have sinhalese government .. and now you are again found your self have less brain than muslims in business and get jealous (again) of their better life and parados. so you want to burn it .. but your are too shame to accept the real reason so you come up with some rubbish such as thowheedh and soo on ..that all .. dont forget jealous is a curse .

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        In a serious note ..
        Moda banda says
        “I gave reasons how Gnanasara’s speech came about. But I have not justified violence even in that context like your Koran had done at so many instances.”
        just becouse you read some islamic hate page on the net doent make you quran’s expert. look you should understand that muslim believes quran is the direct speech of god to prophet mohamed. those violent verse in quran you cherry pick and chose without trying to understand the reason why those verses were said by god to prophet mohamed. for example if a verse say something like ” kill them kaffir where ever you find” you have to understand the background and the situation when that verse was given. prophet mohamed were given lots of hardship by macca non-muslims and tried to kill him. in that time muslims were very low in population. so the macca non muslims waged a war with the intention of destroying whole muslim population. so it’s when the god sent a verse asked mohamed to prepare for the war and aid “kill them whenever you find ” in the means of defending your race. this was given for that situation. it doesnt ask to kill non – muslim living now. it was just given for those paticular situation. and people like you cherry pick and say ohh quran ask to kill all non- muslims…

        Banda says

        Besides, are you suggesting that all those two million Sri Lankan workers in ME are Buddhists. And naive as you are, you think we will submit to your blackmail and let Thowheeds do what they like here because of some bloody jobs in ME.”
        yes most of these people who work in ME are sinhalese man. go check department of foreign employment statics. if these jobs werent exist in last 30 years you would have become worse than somalia . that’s the fact man. do you think your tea and rubber could have saved you? not to mention most of these tea exported to MEs. you say thowheed does this thowheed does that .. come on what the hell they do ?? rather than just believing everything these monks say , just use your brain for once. the department of defence already informed many times that there are no islamic extremist elements in sri lanka .. doesnt it get through your thick head? you tell me how many stories of muslims attacking non muslim temples and churches around the world did you hear within last 7 days ? on the other hand, i can show you atlease 10 incidents of budhists attacking muslim’s worship places and other muslim own places within last 7 days so wake up… all these your chidish foolish reasons are just to cover up the real reason which is budhists like you are jealous of muslims because they have wealthy life and have very goood business knowledge and your budhist can not compete with them. tamils were better than you in 1983 so what you did ? you got jealous and killed them since you are more in numbers and have sinhalese government .. and now you are again found your self have less brain than muslims in business and get jealous (again) of their better life and parados. so you want to burn it .. but your are too shame to accept the real reason so you come up with some rubbish such as thowheedh and soo on ..that all .. dont forget jealous is a curse .

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        In a serious note ..
        Moda banda says
        “I gave reasons how Gnanasara’s speech came about. But I have not justified violence even in that context like your Koran had done at so many instances.”
        just becouse you read some islamic hate page on the net doent make you quran’s expert. look you should understand that muslim believes quran is the direct speech of god to prophet mohamed. those violent verse in quran you cherry pick and chose without trying to understand the reason why those verses were said by god to prophet mohamed. for example if a verse say something like ” kill them kaffir where ever you find” you have to understand the background and the situation when that verse was given. prophet mohamed were given lots of hardship by macca non-muslims and tried to kill him. in that time muslims were very low in population. so the macca non muslims waged a war with the intention of destroying whole muslim population. so it’s when the god sent a verse asked mohamed to prepare for the war and aid “kill them whenever you find ” in the means of defending your race. this was given for that situation. it doesnt ask to kill non – muslim living now. it was just given for those paticular situation. and people like you cherry pick and say ohh quran ask to kill all non- muslims…

        Banda says

        Besides, are you suggesting that all those two million Sri Lankan workers in ME are Buddhists. And naive as you are, you think we will submit to your blackmail and let Thowheeds do what they like here because of some bloody jobs in ME.”
        yes most of these people who work in ME are sinhalese man. go check department of foreign employment statics. if these jobs werent exist in last 30 years you would have become worse than somalia . that’s the fact man. do you think your tea and rubber could have saved you? not to mention most of these tea exported to MEs. you say thowheed does this thowheed does that .. come on what the hell they do ?? rather than just believing everything these monks say , just use your brain for once. the department of defence already informed many times that there are no islamic extremist elements in sri lanka .. doesnt it get through your thick head? you tell me how many stories of muslims attacking non muslim temples and churches around the world did you hear within last 7 days ? on the other hand, i can show you atlease 10 incidents of budhists attacking muslim’s worship places and other muslim own places within last 7 days so wake up… all these your chidish foolish reasons are just to cover up the real reason which is budhists like you are jealous of muslims because they have wealthy life and have very goood business knowledge and your budhist can not compete with them. tamils were better than you in 1983 so what you did ? you got jealous and killed them since you are more in numbers and have sinhalese government .. and now you are again found your self have less brain than muslims in business and get jealous (again) of their better life and parados. so you want to burn it .. but your are too shame to accept the real reason so you come up with some rubbish such as thowheedh and soo on ..that all .. dont forget jealous is a curse .

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          I have never said I am an expert of the Koran. A Muhammadan who writes as ‘Moda Banda’ cannot see that. I have been saying that I listen to Dr. Shakir Naik at peace tv and read Ali Sina’s writing in faithfreedom. Though I cannot read Arabic, I have access to on-line English translation of the Koran. And on-line Koran is more convenient than referring to the hard copy a Muslim friend gave me sometime back.

          If I can read for a first degree and then do research and write a paper, I see no reason why I cannot understand the crude writing in the Koran. I guess the Koran is little more than two third of the New Testament. But its toilsome reading can be wearisome than even the New Testament. Its incondite jumble can confuse a simple man this way or that way.

          Talking about the “violent verse in quran”, Thowheed apologists ‘Moda Banda’ tells us to “understand the reason why those verses were said by god to prophet Mohamed.” OK. Can he tell us whether the God told Muhammad that ‘The penalty for apostasy is death’ just for those days or for ever?

          I am no apologists for Muhammadanism or Islam for I believe it is no religion but a cult. What is a cult? It’s a religious group with extreme beliefs and practices. Therefore, just because moda Muhammadans accredit themselves thinking they are members of the fastest growing ‘religion’ or 1.2 billion people who call themselves Muhammadans, the cult cannot be vested with the mantel of legitimacy in the name of religion to do whatever they want and threaten other Sri Lankans.

          Known acts by Wahhabi and Salafi Thowheeds of Sri Lanka to date are the best example for religious extremism in Sri Lanka. Thowheeds have deliberately picked on traditional Muhammadan sects in Sri Lanka. Thowheeds have been spreading zealotry not through peaceful missionary manner but with fear and even killings just like their brethren, ISIS jihadists are doing in Iraq and Syria.

          Writing about the terror in the Middle East, the UK Daily Mail wrote as Prime Minister Cameron said on 1st July, ‘insurgents in Iraq planning attacks on the UK.’ He also said: ‘I’d disagree with those people who think this is nothing to do with us and if they want to have some sort of extreme Islamist regime in the middle of Iraq that won’t affect us – it will.” Now read what former spy chief Baroness Neville-Jones claim; “Britain was sending more Islamic extremists to Syria and Iraq than any other country in Europe.”

          Like Britain, Sri Lanka too will have to be candid about its threats.

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        Dear Banda. you look out of touch with reality this world and you still justify barbarism of BBS. firstly, you should condemn BBS for its violence: barbaric of Behaviors of BBS. Its shame for Buddhism. A monk should have some degree of manners and ethics. LOOK the nasty and dirty words that come out of BBS. Is it Buddhism that teaches that. Shame on them and on these monks. if ME does not take your tea and they do not give you oil your country would be bankrupt in two months.

        You argue that after five years SL could be rich nation on earth and stop sending house maids. It may be true if this government change. After five years, MR would have looted the country. Praba was trying to carve our N& E and But MR and CO have already looted the entire country. Listen JVP leader to know more about it.
        Still people are paying out interests for the loan Sri Lanka borrowed for MATTAKA Air port and H/ Port. It will take many years to recover from Economic down falls. listen to JVP leader’s talks if you want to know the level of corruption in the country. Do not worry about Wahhabi and it bound to die like BBS. All extremism should die soon or later.
        You are a village man as you accepted it sometime ago. You live in four walls of your own well. Come out think globally.

        before another LTTE war, Sri Lanka should sort out Tamil problems
        look two millions Indian Tamils live in upcountry sides. and four Million Tamils live in North and East. They could once again continue their war. This time they would not stop with their old map of Elam but they would take over all Island with support of Tamil Nadu. Look you are people of 13 millions. Most of you are Bengali origin. you came to Island of Sri Lanka from Bay of Bengal. do you need some Evidences? there are plenty of evidences. your language is mixed up with 30% Bengali words. your complexity, food habit, cloths are same as Bengali villages. There are some researches on this. Please do read such researches to know the truth. DNA would be more helpful to test this.
        Tamil Nadu is in waiting to help Tamils in SL and yet, you do not read the reality rather you want to create trouble for yourself with false image and imagination. you should know the seize of your finger: after defeating LTTE with support of some country including Pakistan you think that Sri Lanka is a supper power in Asia. It is communal unity of three communities in Sri Lanka would save Lanka from any more war. MR takes Lankan into another war. wait and see.
        wait and see what happens after UN Human Right commission resolutions and wait and see what is going to happen. This is not what I tell. Read News papers. A lots of your people say this?
        Why your friend MR is going to country to country to beg for money
        DO you know any President went abroad like MR. He goes to country to country to beg for money to pay back all interests and loans that he borrowed money for his Mega project. His name should be in a genuineness book for lots of journey he goes out of the country.
        Do not be angry with for telling the truth. I voted SLFP for whole my life. May four or five times in my life. yet, I disagree with His policies> It is true he defeated LTTE but he is going to create many more LTTE with his short sighted policies.
        BBS is a creation of MR and co to hide all burning issues from people
        people know that MR and co now fear that they would loose next election. Good luck for you. as long as you are with him your pocket would not be empty. He buys people with money.

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          A ‘True’? L:ankan,
          You can have your opinion on Sri Lanka, so can I. There is nowhere on earth everything is perfect. Perfect things like eternal virgins are in Allah’s heaven. So, if one wanted to assess, he/she has to look at things in relative to what we were and compare with other countries like ours.

          In that, at least, we should have no argument that it is MR who ended the thirty year old war. Another fact: In 2005, not many people in Sri Lanka had TVs, phones, motor bikes, three wheelers, buttas etc. Only 60% had electricity. So much so, I remember you guys were calling Sri Lanka a failed state. NGOs have even begged for R2P. Amazingly, we don’t hear R2P anymore, instead they want ‘war crimes’ investigations.

          Today the average man can afford all that I have mentioned above and more. I think that’s why people flock wherever MR goes to welcome him in spite of many of his shortcomings including the alleged corruption accusations. I wonder whether people knew Mahathir, who made Malaysia what it is today and even the son of the Iron lady, Thatcher who changed Britain has been accused of corruption.

          Arab spring countries that cried for democracy are in ruins. Iraq is in the brink of being divided. It is very likely Taliban will soon overrun Afghanistan. Most African countries are politically unstable. In Sri Lanka we’re cruising with very little problems. I think Thowheeds, evangelists, separatists, NGOs and their masters do not like it. So, they create stories. They love to see an unstable Sri Lanka.

          Take it from me, coming up elections will push all of them back into the backburner.

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        Banda

        “The procession had no slogans hence was not a protest march;”

        Though there were no slogans, what was the intention?

        If the intention was to destroy properties and businesses and murder Muslims there was no need for slogans nor placards. No slogans mean there wasn’t any murderous intentions.

        What sort of Banda are you a Rupiah Banda or a Ngwazi Hastings Kamuzu Banda?

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    I have been reading your articles and yet,it seems that you are really support of MR and his family rules. You have claimed that you a critique of MR and his policies and yet, it looks other way round. Look at the way JVP leaser makes a staunch criticism of this government with evidences and with statistics and more importantly in a language even public could understand.all what I see is that you are indirectly supporting MR. I assume that you may be waiting to be rewarded with another diplomatic job from MR. you have predicted that MR will win next election with some false assumptions. Is it it a good tiding for MR and hint to get a diplomatic job once again.

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    TO DAYAN JAYATILLEKA AND OTHERS INTERESTED
    Dayan, can you enlighten this forum by explaining why you oppose the UN enquiry?

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      Hi Syaman

      Before asking UN things why don’t you payback the your due share to the country for free education you got and free health you enjoyed.

      Dont make bulshit article with out knowing the histry. I remeber you just translated some commerce book and put your name as your work.

      Same man

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        senarath

        “Before asking UN things why don’t you payback the your due share to the country for free education you got and free health you enjoyed.”

        Before asking Shyamon Jayasinghe payback his dues to this country why don’t the Sinhala/Buddhists and their Tamil brethren pay us the dues in unpaid rent/lease charges for exploiting our land, resources and environmental degradation?

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      Shyamon,

      It is simple. He objects because A UN Inquiry will reveal the truth. That will expose all these Humbugs and their agendas. Their symbiotic living.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe:

      What assurance can you provide that a UN inquiry would be impartial and independent and professional? Justice Goldstone initially concluded that Israel committed war crimes in Palestine but later retracted that accusation under US pressure. Now that is how credible, independent professional UN personnel work!

      Has the UN being able to do anything against US? Has it being able to investigate and prosecute war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan? When UN can be manipulated by US and other world powers, why are you so confident in letting them be the judge of the conduct of Sri Lankan armed forces? When the UN can say there were no war crimes in places where clearly there were crimes under the influence of powerful countries, what makes you so sure that they will not say that there were war crimes in places where there were none for the same reason?

      Human Rights activists can be idealistic but politicians/diplomats have to be realistic.

      I refer to Dr. Rajasingham Narendran’s recent comments that his brother was justified in trying to de-proscribe LTTE in the UK in 2001. He considers LTTE should have been given legal status in the UK (and thus everywhere else) as a liberation organization IN 2001!!!!!!!! Now Lakshman Kadirgamar must be having chest pains in his grave! His view is that world has to be looked at not in black/white but as shades of gray! Now who decides whether a particular shade of grey is more towards black or more towards white at/after the inquiry? Why should we evaluate the conduct of our armed forces against some color palette designed by UN at the behest of US/UK/Canada to suite the wishes of the shadowy political lobby groups in those countries?

      Hope you would respond.

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      Mr.Jeyasinghe:

      Isnt it obvious. He still has a lot of admiration and sympathy for MR as he he is still part of the axis of EVIL. He has a lot to hide but truth will come out as MR has a mountain to climb.
      Modi met Jeyalalitha at the weekend and follwing that has announced a meeting with TNA and it is no doubt Jeyalalitha will dictate terms. MR cannot dilly dally anymore.

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        kalistani

        Countdown: 47 days.

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          Thank you GRANDAD.

          I am not sure if you will be around to see it.

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      Dear Shyamon Jayasinghe and others who want an UN inquiry,

      You wrote “TO DAYAN JAYATILLEKA AND OTHERS INTERESTED Dayan, can you enlighten this forum by explaining why you oppose the UN enquiry?“

      The first step towards a UN inquiry was taken when the UNSG appointed a Panel of Experts to advice him. The report of that panel has now reached the UNHRC.

      There is evidence, within that report itself, which indicates that the POE members, Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms. Yasmin Sooka and Mr. Steven R. Ratner are corrupt.

      There is also evidence, within the report itself, that goes to show bias against Sri Lanka. Hence the intent was not an impartial investigation.

      It is that report which was used to justify the UN inquiry.

      If the Judges are Corrupt, Justice wont be forthcoming.

      Would you support an inquiry under such circumstances?

      I certainly would not.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    Quite a lukewarm expression of views on a subject of such importance. Perhaps Shyamon had to write something on this while appearing to be impartial, objective and while covering up Mahinda Rajapapksa and his brother Gotabhaya the main architects of this lunatic fringe of Sinhala Nationalism.Bensen

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    Dayan Master. You say MR “may or may not be” behind the anti-Muslim attacks. Come on Sir why not tell us straight instead of this hanky panky. Was he or was he not? Its got to be one of the two and you are a ‘political analyst’ who claims to know.

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    Dayan
    “A consistent defender of the war of the Sri Lankan state against the LTTE, yes.”
    Read as ……’against the Tamils’ Also he should have add,
    A consistent supporter of ‘Humanitarian operation’ and ‘Zero Civilian Casualty’ – YES,YES,YES
    He despises the UN inquiry as he doesn’t want to be exposed as a morally and ethically bankrupt person within his fine dining and cigar smoking circles.

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    Dayan suggests the dismantling of the UN. Good. His pal Rajapakse will play merry hell then. More white vans, more killings of journalists. Even Dayan will not be safe as he may be dispatched to Dodoland.

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    Mr.Jeyasinghe:

    The Mystery Of The Second Wave Of Sinhala Ethnic Nationalism.

    The victims of the Sinhalese Nationalism are the Tamils since independance and beyond stretching back to Gemunu Era with the famous quote ” Tamils to the North & Sea to the South.
    We have a claim to the North & East just as the Sinhalese to the South whereas the Muslims have no historical claim to any identifiable area.
    By divine inrtervention MR hasbeen stopped in his tracks.
    Modi met Jeyalalitha in Chennai at the weekend and announced a meeting with TNA and we live to fight another day and we may be down but not out. We will come back from the brink and the Tamil Nation Reborn.

    The Muslims are sadly a PIG in the middle and that is why Gotha banned Halal and the attacks are an extension and there is no mystery.

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    What are you doing Dayan, dear.Making a statement and then ducking questions? Good journalists don’t fear anyone and are willing to face up to anybody. You are against the UN enquiry just to please the High King who might still give you a billet. You criticize the government a little and then compensate with justifying its actions. Bad show. Must be going through stress.

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    I think our school education and the history books used have done a lot of damage teaching false ideas to kids. Examples Dutugemunu-_Elara war was a Tamil-Sinhala war;the Mahawamsa crap about Lanka being the chosen land for Buddhism;that Buddha visited Lanka. All these and so many others are sheer nonsense.

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      Hi,

      You hit the nail on the head! We have lived this lie far too long. At least with the interests of the future generations in mind we must fix all of those little things that add up leading to hatred. Even harmless Enid Blyton’s books have been edited to fall in line with the modern world, so I am sure scholars can go into this weighty subject of history to remove the rhetoric.

      We must also dismantle all ethnic/religion based schools, make sure that all Sunday Schools and Madrasas teach a basic course in religions of the world.
      More than anything else we must teach our children to respect fellow human beings and teach them how to treat them as equals
      Nabil

      Nabil

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        Nabil,
        Does Quran teach Muslims to love or hate kufar (non Muslim)?

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    Dayan why are you not coming out? Explain why you are opposed to the UN enquiry. You are a political analyst and we like to know

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    The “first wave” began soon after independence,with periodic butchery of batches of tamils,for the only reason that they were tamils.
    The July 1983 pogrom resulted in tamil militantcy, and LTTE was born.
    Rest is history.
    All this ranting ignores this reality.

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    “a renaissance of Sinhala culture and Sinhala pride that had been lost under colonial rule and the post-colonial kalu- sudda rule. The idea was reasonable and instantly became a material force among the broad masses of Sinhala people that included even the Christian Sinhala population”

    Very nice and that is the blind side that I see very clearly…”a renaissance of Tamil culture and Tamil pride that had been lost under colonial rule and the post-colonial kalu- sudda rule. The idea was reasonable and instantly became a material force among the broad masses of Tamil people that included even the Christian Tamil population.

    So Shyamon, this is why I maintain that almost all Sinhalese I know are racists you included. What is reasonable for the Sinhalese must be reasonable for the Tamils. Yes??? NO! According to you “Tamil nationalist politicians exploited the threatening situation and the conflict transformed into a long Sinhala-Tamil imbroglio thereafter.”
    And sinhalese nationalist politicians??? They were blameless saints only reacting to the way Tamil politicians exploited the situation right? So what is the difference between you and the younger brother??? NOTHING NOTHING at all.For shame!

    Obviously you and other racists do not see it that way eh my boy!. Take a deep look in the mirror. That is the racist I am talking about.

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      Your comments itself say how racist you are.

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        Please take the trouble to explain just how you make out that my comments “show how racist” I am.

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    To Crazyoldmansl

    I have referred to the demand for a renaissance in Sinhala culture just in order to explain the evolution of the first crisis as far the Sinhalese were concerned. This is not to say that similar demands weren’t coming from among the Tamils.
    I am a philosopher and philosophers cannot be racists. You should not be in a hurry to dub people as racists because most are not. There are heaps of good men and women in any community.

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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nazi_ideologues

      As far as I am concerned anyone who sees the species Homo sapiens as being divisible by “Race” – however they define race – is a racist. Most people are Racists.You can ask those around you whether they believe in the existence of Races and find out for yourself.

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        Well said

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        Oldman it all depends on DNA and where you come from which blends the attitude- description ,development dynamics and determinants.

        Shyamon Jayasinghe is right on target – all 5 fingers are not the same.

        Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again….
        Social Engineering is not healthy (Blair is one culprit) the cooperative of slugs is dangerous. The cooperative of Basque works well- 0% unemployment.
        Cooperative in UK involved in nefarious activities like the banks being fined by the U S..

        • I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that’s the most unlikely thing ever to have been, because millions of years have passed over evolution, people have scattered across the face of this earth, been isolated from each other, developed independently, had different intermixtures between races, peoples, climates, soils… I didn’t start off with that knowledge. But by observation, reading, watching, arguing, asking, and then bullying my way to the top, that is the conclusion I’ve come to. –Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997

        Sans politics we see this at campus and then we see it everywhere but don’t want to say it because `its who y o u know that counts not what you know.`

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    The Rt Hon Dr. DJ: The most consistent defender and ardent advocate of the doctrine of majoritarianism and of the adoption of fascism in the pursuit of its ongoing implementation as well as the author and prime minister of the Sri Lankan “Deep State” dedicated to the realization of the above and hence deserving of prosecution as its main strategist and champion.

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    Dear Crazyoldmansl,

    How about throwing all this history aside and starting with a clean slate where everyone is equal?

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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      Dear OTC,

      Willing to give it a go. How do you see it being made to happen?

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        Dear Crazyoldmansl,

        For starters you could campaign against the Exclusive Tamil Homeland claim. The govt should settle the Landless and destitute where arable and developed land is available in a fair manner without any bias towards any community and help these underprivileged to establish a livelihood.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          The second principle does not appear to contradict the first. The government can settle people in any part of the island regardless of whether it is the sinhalese or the tamil homeland.

          The national physical planning commission has already started work on plans for five or six mega cities on the coast. That should sort the problem out.

          I think they will all go under water with sea level rise very soon, but the government assures me that there will be “no sea level rise in Sri Lanka”.

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            Re “The second principle does not appear to contradict the first. The government can settle people in any part of the island regardless of whether it is the sinhalese or the tamil homeland.”

            Clean slate means wiping off the old claims. If not the govt already has the mandate to do so from the 13A

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              Ok OTC that is great.

              Let us make it clear that the old claim that this is a Sinhala Buddhist state where Sinhala and Buddhism enjoy special places has been wiped out.

              Let us tell the Tamils that this makes all their old claims irrelevant.

              Let us make the new claim that every single person has the same claim to ownership of this state.

              That will be fun and I am all for it. Lets start shall we…

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                Dear Crazyoldmansl,

                Re “Let us make the new claim that every single person has the same claim to ownership of this state”

                Agreed

                Kid Regards,
                OTC

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                  I say OTC old chap, that is pretty revolutionary! It could very well provide the basis for the emergence of a culture of tolerance.

                  How do we get that into the minds of every citizen? I guess we will have to tell them that! How?

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                    By opposing the claims to ownership that transgresses the principal of equal ownership.

                    Kind Regards
                    OTC

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                      Easy enough to oppose the diaspora and the LTTE remnants and supporters. How do we oppose the sinhala buddhist sri lanka claim?

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                      The same way.

                      Kind Regards,
                      OTC

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            “I think they will all go under water with sea level rise very soon, but the government assures me that there will be “no sea level rise in Sri Lanka”. “

            pedigree chum! The Tsunami Horas would love to have more waves for all that international attention from croak-et trains etc and the $$$ for their borrowed ambudes to belch and fart.

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          The world bank wants us to construct “Resilient Cities” and wants us to get the majority of our population into these “Resilient Cities” so the government is towing the line. Maybe the arable land is not enough for all to get involved in farming. Lost of data required to do any serious planning. Can be done of course but would require a working committee.We could use the help of at least one university.

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            Like Nehru’s future city Chandigarh and the new folk who went there from Amritsar gunned his daughter down.
            Way to go!

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    I do like thee Daya Jaya
    You say things dodgy never dare
    And then get dizzy
    And bend like a sissy
    To show your back
    To Maraya

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