24 August, 2019

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The Paranoia Of Extinction; The Reality!

By Chanaka Gajanayake –

The Paranoia of Extinction; do we need a more Sensible Professional and a realistic approach without Fanaticism, Power Politics and Hysteria?

Our ancestor/s Vijaya and his entourage of 700 were not ‘Sinhalese’ but Bengali. It is more a myth to romanticize on rather than a legend that says he is a product of Bestiality between his grandfather Sinha and a woman. Mythology indicates his father was guilty of Patricide by killing the Grandfather. I sincerely hope as a Sinhalese that is a myth rather than a legend since it reflects badly on our roots! It is scientifically and genetically clear that such unions will not produce viable progeny. Vijaya was expelled from Sinhapura because of his evil deeds. Again a heritage not to be proud of! They were Indians from Bengal. There were no ‘Sinhalese’ in existence at the time! Those indigenous people who “owned'” Lanka were Yakshas and Nagas aborigines and possible Davidians. Vijaya’s marriage’ to Yaksha Kuveni did not entitle him to be a King. He then brought 100 Pandyan Princesses from the ancient Tamil dynasty of South India in order to make himself King. Of course, he did not have children from ‘them’, but his officers and ministers most likely produced children 50% Bengali and 50% Tamil. At the same time soldiers and Ministers would have partnered offspring with the indigenous Yakshas’ and Nagas’, thus a New race ‘Sinhalese’ was born and thus eliminating the indigenous population to become the presumed ‘rightful owners’ of Lanka! a Hotchpotch of multiple genetic mixes but of course Homo sapiens or so-called human beings!

This animal Homo sapiens is capable of violence for survival whether it be physical, social or economic which revolves around POWER. The human mind is so sophisticated that it can devise ways and means to manipulate, direct or indirect violence through coercion or using proxies. Today we find technological sophistication of Media, Internet, modern arms that could be controlled and manipulated remotely, specifically by less sophisticated minds of the masses (of Homo sapiens), who may not think beyond the primitive thought processes, that facilitates this violence. In the mind and action of an average person boils down to insecurity, threats, past experience of violence, emotion, anger and vengeance controlled by the the hippocampus in the brain. We have had this reptilian portion of the brain” for 100,000 years, Which is important FOR SURVIVAL: OR FIGHT OR FLIGHT INSTINCT activated through chemical mediators Dopamine, Serotonin and Adrenaline. It is also known to be the area that stores attitudes including, to ETHNICITY or RELIGION, and VIOLENCE and POWER . The reptilian brain and addiction to power go hand in hand. These are personalities who are ruled by emotions that are primitive, aggressive, and have a lack of empathy. The only thing that exists is the pleasure of domination and concern for self. In their minds self-control does not exist and have much less concern for anyone else. The Principles of Buddhism promotes the opposite of this using mind control and mindfulness. Although some profess to be Buddhists and show that they are knowledgeable, in practice are the opposite. Therefore, manipulators whether it be Local or International ‘populist’ power seekers use the elements people react to i.e. threat to the survival of a race or religion. What we are seeing today in Sri Lanka is exactly the same with power seekers counting the days to the next election! The International players have their own agendas including arms sales, proxy wars and economic destabilization etc. Some International players may be more interested in simpler things such as wooing our tourists!

Now getting back to simpler things an average person understands: let’s look at Australia a land which was ‘owned’ by the aboriginal people genetically similar to the Veddas in Sri Lanka who were gradually eliminated and craftily manipulated to near extinction by a new group of white invaders. This is quite similar to what the Bengali/Tamil invaders of Lanka did. Today we have forgotten history, and are clinging on to a ‘race’ that is hypothetical and hardly pure. The Australian Mass killer in New Zealand was harping on the ‘Muslim Invaders’ taking over their land! Of course, he used a soft proxy target since he could not do it in Australia the very reason why ISIS chose Sri Lanka!  How can Australia or New Zealand be white countries? and in the same context is Sri Lanka a Sinhala country or an Aborigine (Vedda) country? Vijaya the invader was neither a Sinhalese nor a Buddhist! The same arguments stand for USA a land belonging to ‘Red’ Indians invaded by British and now according to Trump and others it is a White Supremist country. South America was invaded by Spanish and Portuguese, replaced the Incas, (black slaves introduced later)!!

Muslims are not really a race! Again, a hotchpotch of multiple genetic material like the Sinhalese. The Southern Muslims may have originated from Arab trader fathers marrying Sinhala women. Therefore, they too are 50% Sinhala by race. There are also more recent Sinhala coverts who still hold on to fragments of their earlier names. The Eastern Province Muslims may have originated from migrant South Indian Muslims who are probably mainly Dravidian!

Some of our ‘Sinhala Supremists’ may start to believe that Maldives Belong to the Sinhala Race, since Genetic and other historical evidence show a link with Sinhalese, while another legend describes one of the ships that came with Vijaya landed in Maldives. Traders and fishermen also landed not only from Lanka (but also India and Africa). Other legends describe emissaries By King Ashoka landing in Maldives while a Princess from Lanka was sent to Marry a Prince. Buddhist temples existed and spoke a modified language ‘Divehi‘ akin to the Sinhala Language!! Of course, when the rulers converted to Islam, with influence from Arab traders, the population too converted similar to Devanampiyatiisa who converted the Lankan population to Buddhists. Please don’t get ideas of invading the Maldives.

Some of our great patriots from the Southern coast may be originally from South India?? Towns like Panadura is said to have originated from Panna-thurai or the famous Pallimulla or SarikkaMulla are likely Palli-Mullai and Sarikka-Mullai. Anevilundawa North of Chillaw when translated from Tamil to Sinhala is (Aliaya-wetuna-thena – Where the elephant fell). Some of the LTTE terrorists were Appuhamy by name. Some of the population From Negombo to Puttalam Many speak in Tamil although claiming to be Sinhalese! There is still a Portuguese speaking African Colony in that area that is getting integrated into society. What ‘Purity’ can we talk about? What happened to the Portuguese soldiers who were left behind the ‘Kalu Lansi’ (‘Black’ Burghers)? Although small segments are still exists, others have integrated with the ‘Sinhalese’! Of course, the Portuguese did not bring their women and they mixed with the ‘Kalu’ Sinhalese to become ‘Kalu Lansi’!

I am not arguing that the ‘Sinhala race’ should be eliminated by any means! They should survive and so should everyone including minorities who have a right to survival! 

If we the Sinhalese, maintain a fertility rate of more than 2.1 children per woman we could stabilize our population. We started our population control campaign long ago maybe 50 years ago with ‘Preethi’ and ‘Mithuri’ and Interval LRTs and ‘Loops’ with incentives paid to doctors mostly Sinhalese, for LRT. One also has to realize that the fertility rate comes down with literacy and increased standards of living. In all countries there has been a progressive reduction and a fertility rate of 2.06 is below the 2.1 threshold. Therefore, the population decline among Sinhalese started long ago and no one forced contraception. Remember some of our couples married or living together often decide not to have children, while with a higher age of marriage some cannot find partners and with age the fertility rates go down (Fig. 1), while the number of children a woman can safely have before menopause will be reduced. Others may be homosexual. It is important to realize that smaller the family, the higher the economic and social attainments! Ironically; mostly those who are paranoid of extinction are either not married, not have children or have 2 or less children! Women when they get an education, marry late. Our age of marriage for women is almost 30 years at a time the fertility rate naturally falls drastically (Fig 1). They also want economic stability before having children. When they go for work, who will look after the kids? Most want one or 2 kids the most! They are also the same people screaming out about extinction! These people are so selfish trying to keep their own family small for social and economic reasons but want the other Sinhala women to reproduce! In addition, they want the other ethnic Every Sinhala woman then must produce more than 2.1 per woman to alleviate this fear! Remember Catholics too are against family planning! Don’t blame others! In addition paradoxically more the a million Sri Lankans, Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim work in the Middle East away from the wife and husband or sometimes not married. How can a woman conceive when they are not with the husbands, while some don’t want to conceive since they will lose their job? The men come on holiday for a few weeks during the Holy month and expect their wives to get pregnant with the grace of god! Some women are on contraceptives for long period, with or without the knowledge of husbands and or are over 30 years and the chance of conception is not too high.

Figure 1. Decline in Fertility with age. Note the sharp decline after 30 years.
(Ref. Fertility information and awareness flyer, 9. September 2012 von fertequality)

 

When you look at global statistics, Ironically,  Muslim Countries like Islamic Republic of Iran (1.6), UAE (1.7), Lebanon (1.7) Bahrain (2) have lower fertility rates than Sri Lanka, while in Bangladesh it is 2.1, and in China it is 1.6, Hong Kong 1.1. US and UK is at 1.8. The higher fertility rates can be seen in African countries both Muslim and Christian with high Morbidity and Mortality rates and or in the Midst of conflict again with higher death rates and lower life expectancy. Of course, there are some Middle Eastern countries with high fertility where some are in the middle of conflicts (eg. Iraq 4.3) while it is interesting to note that a highly developed country like Israel has a fertility rate of 3.1, probably in the context of a threat to the population, they want a higher population to settle in the new territories!

The solution would be for Health Policy Makers to keep fertility above 2.1 percent but not astronomical, but at some social and economic costs. This strategy has to be planned out by non-fanatical demographers, fertility experts, economists and other relevant persons without involvement of clergy of any religion. Genocide is not the answer!

In fact, the fertility rate was only 1.9 in 1998, but has risen since then settling to 2.06 recently.

Source: Roar Media

 

Source: Roar Media

There certainly is a higher fertility rate amongst minorities due to many reasons. Their own fear of being threatened of extinction, Non-working women, younger age of marriage, feeling of economic possibility of having larger families etc.

Abortion in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, where abortion is only permitted if the mother’s life is at risk, as per Section 303 of the Penal Code of 1883. The punishment for causing an abortion is a fine and/or up to 3 years imprisonment.

Despite these laws, the number of abortions carried out in Sri Lanka remain high, with the Ministry of Health reporting in 2016 that 658 abortions are carried out daily. This works out to approximately 240,170 abortions take place annually. A majority of women seeking abortions in Sri Lanka are married. The reasons given by married women for needing an abortion were that their pregnancy was too soon after the last delivery, poverty and foreign employment. Women as well as men who leave for foreign employment are in effect ‘celibate’ leading to lower fertility rate!

These alarming figures from not so long ago are probably similar today! Who are these women, undoubtably, a majority are Sinhala Buddhist Women!! Approximately 250,000 children are removed every year! No wonder why the population is dwindling! Who is doing this? Is it done against the consent of these women? NO! I won’t be surprised if some of those Sinhala extremists’ obstetricians, screaming their heads off on ‘Sinhala extinction’ are guilty of these illegal abortions for a quick buck! 

Another reason why our population is disappearing is due to deaths of prime child bearing women: 12.5% of all maternal deaths are attributed to illegal abortions due to sepsis or bleeding, making it the third most common reason for such deaths in Sri Lanka. With a high rate of illegal abortions, many done under septic conditions result in infection of the fallopian tubes or salpingitis which is an important cause of infertility (and ectopic pregnancy). 

A large population of ours migrate to other countries for personal selfish reasons. Of course, they would have less than 2.1 fertility rates. At the same time their progeny would move away and be alienated from Race and Religion! They will be in a different environment in diverse social settings. They will also marry from other races and religions thus diluting ‘our Sinhala race’! Unfortunately, some of the vociferous activists are actually people who migrated with children married to varying races and religions! Aren’t they guilty of a crime they are accusing others of??

Our ancestor Neanderthal became extinct within 10,000 years. The effects of decreased survival on the extinction probability and time to extinction are considerable as expected for long-living organisms: a decline of less than 1.5% in survival for the youngest children leads to rapid extinction (less than 2,000 yrs), while a reduction of survival rate as small as 0.4% provokes an extinction time of 10,000 years. Leave alone Sinhalese, but the whole human race would be extinct in less than that time EVEN IF NO natural calamity strikes!

(Degioanni A, Bonenfant C, Cabut S, Condemi S (2019) Living on the edge: Was demographic weakness the cause of Neanderthal demise? PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216742. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216742)

The United Nations Population Division recently released updates to its projections of the future world population.

In short, we should be more rational as a population, with leaders not trying to gain power based on fear of extinction leading to racism. Unfortunately, many power-hungry leaders don’t use their Left prefrontal cortex to think rationally but use only their primitive brain for short term quest for power, often backed by pseudo-professionals who are equally power hungry. Our leadership lacks trust in independent intellectuals with neutral thinking or think tanks, but depend on people with partiality. They know that the base of the population pyramid can be mobilized through a cry of ‘extinction’, fear of ‘territory’ being lost again aiming at the primitive brain of the vote bearing majority! The leadership has unfortunately gone in the direction of personal power in contrast to the strength of the state, illustrating the difference between a politician and statesman! My belief is that the on the eve of elections, Fanatic Racism and Extremism would be the main tool used by leadership through proxies such as minor parties in order to get votes from the wider Sinhala and Buddhists and the wheels are already in motion. Unfortunately, some So called intellectuals and religious leaders are also being used or they have their own private agendas! It is the people, society and the country that would suffer at the end of the day!

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    There is a concerted effort by Tamil Diaspora to convey a message to the International Community that both Sinhalayo and Demalu are ‘Para’ (Foreign) to this country and therefore, Demalu have a right to demand a separate State or Federal System or devolution of power.
    With new thinking to trace history beyond the documented records that Sinhalayo have running into about 2500 years and evidences found by archeologists, it has been proven with scientific evidences that Sinhalayo evolved in this island and Sinhala language was developed by Sinhalayo.


    Some make desperate attempts to use DNA data to establish the argument that DNA of Sinhalayo show a close resemblance to Indians and therefore, Sinhalayo originated in India and moved to Sinhale. Hindians came to Sinhale as invaders, traders and Kallathonis. Therefore, Native Sinhalayo mixing with Indian DNA is possible. However, that cannot be considered as conclusive evidence to suggest that Sinhalayo came to this country from India. The conclusion of the research that Amarasiri use Ranaweera Et al.is:
    “No definite association of the Sinhalese with any specific ethnic or linguistic groups of India was, however, detected in this study; thus, their exact immediate origin on the mainland remains yet to be confirmed.”


    With new evidences, historians have discarded the story that Sinhala race started after the arrival of Vijaya. According to Benagali history, Vijaya landed in an island called ‘Seehol Deep’. ‘Seehala Deep’ is mentioned in a stone inscription in Tamil Nadu. Archeological evidences have confirmed that Anuradhapura was a trading center 300 years before Vijaya came.

    Traditional Homeland was a myth coined by illegal immigrant, racist bigot Chelvanayakam for his political survival. About 95% of Demala people in this country are descendants of slaves brought by colonial ‘Parayas’ from Hindusthan. Wellala Demala politicians who belong to this category have no right to demand a separate State or Federal System or Devolution of power in this country.

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      Eagle Eye

      What Amarasiri keeps on saying is absolutely correct, he is calling both Sinhalese and Tamils as Para because he must have definitely read the Sinhala Mahavamsa which says the Indian Vijay and his men came here in a boat and created the Sinhala race.

      Exactly like what the Sinhalese are told to believe (right from birth) that they are natives very similar to the Veddas and all others are Para (outsiders/immigrants), the entire Tamil population of North & East believes (told right from birth) that they are the original natives of the island along with the Veddas and all others including the Sinhalese are Para (outsiders/immigrants). There is a Tamil saying “Vijayan odu Vadakil irrindu vanda Paradesi Chingalam” meaning Para Sinhalese who came from North India with Vijaya. In otherwords, they call the Sinhalese as Paradesi Chingalam (who came from North India along with Vijayan). Just like you call them Para Demulu, they call you Paradesi Chingalam (Indian Vijayan’s people).

      Journal of Human Genetics on the island populations says, the Sinhalese gene pool has a North Indian contribution of 25.41% and South Indian contribution of 69.86%. No wonder the NE Tamils believe/say, ‘Paradesi Chingalam who came from India’. What else do you need when your own Pali chronicles are giving enough evidence to prove it.

      Prof. Raj Somadeva was made the big boss of the archeological department by the previous government with a hidden racist agenda, to create a non-existed ancient history for the island, to contradict the Pali chronicles and to show that the Sinhalese are the original natives, they did not come from India as mentioned in the Pali chronicles and Prof. Raj Somadeva is overdoing it shamelessly. His so called ‘reaserch’ is fully biased and based on pure assumptions. He is contradicting all the other researchers in the same field.

      Continued…

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        Eagle Eye

        The archaeological record dates human habitation to around 125,000 years. mtDNA evidence provides dates from 85,000 and 65,000 years. The discovery of 30,000 years old Balangoda man is evidence of pre-historic mankind in Sri Lanka (Fa Hien-lena near Bulathsinhala, Batadomba-lena near Kuruwita, Beli-lena at Kitulgala, Alu-lena at Attanagoda and so on). There would have been many ancient tribes and civilizations in the South Asian region (India and Sri Lanka) very similar to other countries like Africa, China and so on but most of them disappeared over time. The last of them in Sri Lanka are the Veddas (most probably the descendants of the Balangoda man) but however, they have very little to do with the present day Sri Lankan population (Sinhalese and Tamils). In other words, the present day Sinhalese and Tamils are NOT the offsprings of the pre-historic generation of Sri Lanka. The present day population (Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims) are migrants and their ancestry is in India. Only the Veddas are the original natives of Sri Lanka who descend from the pre-historic people of Sri Lanka.

        You will never find a Sinhalese by digging into their DNA/genetics because the Sinhalese are a heavily mixed population with multiple races/ethnic groups. There is nothing called a pure Sinhalese. They are mixed people from Bengal, Orissa, Andara, Tamil Nadu & Kerala (North & South India). The present Sinhala population is categorized as follows:
        If a person’s mother tongue is Sinhalese and if s/he follows the Buddhist culture then that person is a Sinhala-Buddhist. If a person’s mother tongue is Sinhalese and if s/he follows the Christian culture then that person is a Sinhala-Christian. If you dig into the DNA/genepool of any Sinhala person, you will find something very strange due to heavy mixing. Genetic studies is good for some educational purpose but it will not help with the present ground situation.

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      Keep on recycle your garbage but no takers. PITY

      Cheers

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        Very well, article with facts. You cannot make the extremists understand the history. When you write articles like this, you become an extremist in their eyes.

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      EE are you A US bot to promote ethno-religious conflict, divide and distract from the fact that the Easter Carnage was organized by US Special Operations Forces (SOF) that own and operate IS to promote SOFA, and MCC colonization of Lanka?!

      Bottom line is that Sri Lanka is an over crowded island and there should be a 1 child per family policy for all communities.

      Also, the Washington Consensus policy of turning over-populated and environmentally strained Lanka into a Tourist economy Banana Republic that is vulnerable to US-EU -Quad manipulations of the national economy must be rejected.
      Overcrowded Sri Lanka cannot cope with massive numbers of tourists and as Dr. Howard Nicholas said Sri Lanka needs a different economic development strategy, to grow its manufacturing sector and forget about tourism and sending maids to the middle east.

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        Kalupahana,
        I am not interested in promoting ethno-religious conflict. I am trying to educate Demala people who lack proper knowledge on history of Sinhale because they are the descendants of slaves brought to this country by colonial parasites who refuse to learn history of Sinhale.

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          Peak of madness so history is twisted .

          Slaves are Podi Menikes and Punchi Bandas who are cleaning toilets in M.E

          Cheers

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          Eagle eye

          I believe you are totally wrong and Tamils were in this island ruling part of the land.

          But lets assume if as what you said Tamils were brought as slaves
          by the colonial masters the British, then they should have stayed on to protect the ‘slaves’ who worked for them.

          The ‘pre-independence’ Tamil leaders were not smart enough like Ali Jinnah. Else British would have made Sri Lanka also to another New Zealand, Australia where all can live equally.

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      Sinhalese were brought as toddy tappers, cinnamon peelers and drum beaters. Hence their castes. As Trump would say, they must all go back to India. This island would be better off then.

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        In the year 1498, the Portuguese led by VASCO DE GAMA’s landing in Kerala/Malabar (looking for spices) marked the beginning of the era of foreign Intervention in our region.

        It was the Malabar Muslim Merchants who traded in cinnamon with Sri Lanka and sold them to the Portuguese in Calicut/Kozhikode (before the Portuguese came to Ceylon). Later, it was from Malabar that the Portuguese came to Sri Lanka when they found out that premium quality spices (such as cinnamon) was grown in South Western Sri Lanka. Within a short period, all the lucrative trade in the island such as spices, precious stones, and elephants that was in the hands of the Muslims were taken over by the Portuguese. The main reason for the Portuguese in the 16th century and later Dutch in the 18th century to occupy the island was Cinnamon and not tobacco. Cinnamon was the staple export and it grew only in the South of Sri Lanka. It was ‘the Helen or bride of contest’ (as Baldaeus called it) for whose exclusive possession successive European invaders had in turn contended. Dutch Governor Rijckloff van Goens Jr. (1675-80) stated cinnamon is said to be the bride around whom they dance in Ceylon. If not for cinnamon, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British would not have taken such interest in this tiny island of Sri Lanka.

        Between 16th to 18th Century AD, the Portuguese and later the Dutch brought tens of thousands of South Indian slave labor and settled them in the Sinhala speaking Southern and Western provinces as menial laborers/coolies for growing/peeling cinnamon. These South Indians turned to Buddhism/Christianity and eventually got naturalized as Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Catholics by adopting the Sinhala language/culture. Even before the European colonials arrived, the South Indians came to Sri Lanka in many different forms who later settled in the entire Island and were naturalized during the course of time. This is one main reason for the exponential increase in the Sinhala population.

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          Deva,
          By the time Portuguese came, cinnamon production existed and Sinhalayo did cinnamon peeling. Slaves brought from Malabar by Portuguese and Dutch were used for tobacco and indigo cultivation in the North. Thombu records confirm this. Slaves brought by British were used in tea plantations in the central highlands. By importing slaves, colonial parasites changed the demographic composition in Sinhale. If they did not import Demalu, present Demala population is around 3%.

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            Eagle Eye

            Please read carefully what I have written above. Cinnamon production and peeling existed in Sri Lanka before the Portuguese arrived and the Sinhalese did the plantation and peeling while the Muslims did the trading, they sold to the Portuguese who were already in Malabar (before the Portuguese came to Ceylon). Later, it was from Malabar that the Portuguese came to Sri Lanka when they found out that premium quality cinnamon was grown in Southern Sri Lanka. After the Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka, they increased the production and peeling of cinnamon (it was their staple export) by bringing tens of thousands of South Indian slave labor and settled them in the Sinhala speaking Southern and Western provinces as menial laborers/coolies for growing/peeling cinnamon. Portuguese came to Sri Lanka for Cinnamon and NOT Tobacco and cinnamon grew only in the South. These South Indians turned to Buddhism/Christianity and eventually got naturalized as Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Catholics by adopting the Sinhala language/culture. Today they do not know their actual ancestry, they think they are fully-fledged Native Sinhalayo.

            Dr. Paul E. Pieris has published extracts from the Portuguese tombo records which gives the original names of the present day Sinhalese with Portuguese surnames before their conversion to Christianity and Buddhism. Dr. Pieris states that the names deserve special attention, even though the majority appear to have been converted and adopted Portuguese Surnames, their native names were also mentioned among them and they all appear to be recent South Indian names. There is enough of evidence to prove that the Sinhalese became a majority only after assimilating with the South Indians who were brought by the Portuguese and the Dutch.

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          Hey Fuck wit Deva my ancestory in Sri Lanka goes way beyond Portuguese and the Dutch and the English.

          Yes some castes in Sinhala do have a origin in South India. Even SJV Chelvanayagam was NOT born in Sri Lanka but came as a migrant to Sri Lanka to start of separatists federal movement in the 1940s…..Separatism of Tamils started NOT after 1956 but in 1930s ……

          Sri Lanka is the HOMELAND land of Sinhala-Buddhist ethnicity whether you like it OR not. If it is NOT 50% +1 Sinhala-buddhists present day Sri Lanka will NOT exist…

          Again you may like it you may……not BUT that is NONE of my business…..

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          Hey dickhead Deva my ancestory in Sri Lanka goes way beyond Portuguese and the Dutch and the English.

          Yes some castes in Sinhala do have a origin in South India. Even SJV Chelvanayagam was NOT born in Sri Lanka but came as a migrant to Sri Lanka to start of separatists federal movement in the 1940s…..Separatism of Tamils started NOT after 1956 but in 1930s ……

          Sri Lanka is the HOMELAND land of Sinhala-Buddhist ethnicity whether you like it OR not. If it is NOT 50% +1 Sinhala-buddhists present day Sri Lanka will NOT exist…

          Again you may like it you may……not BUT that is NONE of my business…..

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        Send them with one way ticket to KERALA .
        Cheers

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          Actually most of them are from what is present day Tamil Nadu the Coramandel coast and southern Tamil Nadu and some from Kerala . Kerala was also Tamil at the time they arrived in the island. What was then called Malayalam or Malayalama is very different to the current Malayalam, it was the local dialect of Tamil , written in the Tamil script and the mother tongue of more than 85% of the Dravidian population of Kerala and even was the language of the powerful Syrian Christian church of Kerala. What is now passing off as modern Malayalam is the highly Sanskritised language of the immigrant North Indian origin Namboothiri Brahmins , who migrated to Kerala from the western Tulu coast. This language was called Grantham and it was written in the Tulu based Tilgari script. This was only confined to these Namboothiris who make up less than 1% of Kerala’s population but were very powerful and their half caste upper Nair bastards like the Menons, Nmabiars, etc who were also ruling Kerala. Together these people would not have made up even 10% of then Kerala’s population but they were powerful and were the allies of the British. The local Dravidian population were against the British. Therefor at their behest of their allies, the British banned the use of the local Tamil language called Malayalam/Malayalama in the 1820s and destroyed every trace of it. Ancient books , prints, press and made the highly Sankritised Grantha language of the Namboothiris written in the Tilgari script that was only confined to less than 10% of Kerala’s population , as the official language and cunningly renamed this language Malayalam and as a sop to the Dravidian majority introduced lots of Dravidian /Tamil words into this.

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      Get a life

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      Eagle Eye, Part 1

      Sinhala, Demala and others are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho per mt-DNA!

      According to mtDNA, the Para-Sinhala are closer to Para-Tamils than to Native Veddah Aethho. You need to review your genetics lessons. Those ancestors, you claim to be Sinhala ancestors, are the ancestors of Native Veddah Aethho, and not the ancestors of Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils, who may have raped or taken as mistresses or wives of the Paras, to blur the genetics.

      You may use archaeology. Even archelogy says that the Balangoda man is less than 40,000 years ago.

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

      Cultural remains discovered alongside the skeletal fragments include geometric microliths dating to 28,500 BP, which together with some sites in Africa is the earliest record of such stone tools. Metrical and morphometric features of skeletal fragments extracted from cave sites that were occupied during different periods have indicated a rare biological affinity over a time frame of roughly 16,000 years, and the likelihood of a biological continuum to the present-day Vedda indigenous people

      They were the ancestors of Native Veddah Aethho, with mtDNA Haplo group N. However, mitochondrial DNA information from the mother’s generics, clearly show that the Native Veddah Aethho are the true Natives in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. All others, Para-Sinhala, Para-Demala etc are Paras, Paradeshis.

      In fact the Para-Sinhala and Para-Demala are later arrivals and their mt DNA genetics are very similar, mostly Haplogroup M, and point to South India and India.

      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

      Journal of Human Genetics volume 59, pages 28–36 (2014)

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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        Eagle Eye, Part 2 , continued

        https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

        Journal of Human Genetics volume 59, pages 28–36 (2014)

        Abstract says:

        “Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.”

        In the body of the article by Ranaweera says:

        “All the island populations, except some subgroups of the Vedda, form close genetic affiliations among themselves and with majority of the groups from the mainland suggesting the origin of the majority of the island population on the Indian mainland. No definite association of the Sinhalese with any specific ethnic or linguistic groups of India was, however, detected in this study; thus, their exact immediate origin on the mainland remains yet to be confirmed”

        “ No definite association of the Sinhalese with any specific ethnic or linguistic groups of India was, however, detected in this study”

        Why? Because the Para-Sinhala comprises the gene pool from a very wide of India, East India, Bengal Orissa Bihar Andra Pradesh , South India, and West India, due to admixtures, and cannot identify the Para-Sinhala gene pool “soup mixture” with a specific linguistic or ethnic group

        About 2/3rd of the Vedda population comprised of macro-haplogroup N or its subclades R and U, whereas macro-haplogroup M was predominant in all other populations.

        The Vedda population clustered separately from other groups and Sri Lankan Tamils showed a closer genetic affiliation to Sinhalese than to Indian Tamils. Thus this study provides useful information for forensic analysis and anthropological studies of Sri Lankans.

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      Eagle Eye, Part 3 , continued

      1. The Native Veddah Aethho are the true original inhabitants of the land. Yes!.Others are Paras, Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamil etc.

      If there were Homo Sapiens 125,000 years ago, they have gone extinct, and not the ancestors of Native Veddah Aethho with mtDNA Haplogroup N.

      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277975417_A_study_of_genetic_polymorphisms_in_mitochondrial_DNA_hypervariable_regions_I_and_II_of_the_five_major_ethnic_groups_and_Vedda_population_in_Sri_Lanka

      Diversity of the hypervariable regions (HV) I and II of the mitochondrial genome was studied in maternally unrelated Sri Lankans (N=202) from six ethnic groups (i.e.: Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamil, Muslim, Malay, Indian Tamil and Vedda). DNA was extracted from blood and buccal swabs and HVI and HVII regions were PCR amplified and sequenced. Resulting sequences were aligned and edited between 16024-16365 and 73-340 regions and compared with revised Cambridge reference sequences (rCRS). One hundred and thirty-five unique haplotypes and 22 shared haplotypes were observed. A total of 145 polymorphic sites and 158 polymorphisms were observed. Hypervariable region I showed a higher polymorphic variation than hypervariable region II. Nucleotide diversities were quite low and similar for all ethnicities apart from a slightly higher value for Indian Tamils and a much lower value for the Vedda population compared to the other groups.

      When the total population was considered South Asian (Indian) haplogroups were predominant, but there were differences in the distribution of phylo-geographical haplogroups between ethnic groups. Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamil and Vedda populations had a considerable presence of West Eurasian haplogroups.

      About 2/3rd of the Vedda population comprised of macro-haplogroup N or its subclades R and U, whereas macro-haplogroup M was predominant in all other populations.

      The Vedda population clustered separately from other groups and Sri Lankan Tamils showed a closer genetic affiliation to Sinhalese than to Indian Tamils. Thus this study provides useful information for forensic analysis and anthropological studies of Sri Lankans

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        Amarasiri,
        You tried to use microcondial DNA data to argue that Sinhalayo are ‘Para’ and failed but you do not want to admit that. That is your problem.
        Now you want to use Haplogoup DNA for that purpose and say “The Bengalis and South Indians have the mitochondrial DNA, Haplo group M, just like most in India, whereas the Native Veddah Aethho is predominantly Haplo group N.” Here are the results from Ratnaweera et al. 2014 on Haplogroup frequency.

        Table 2 Haplogroup frequency in Sri Lankan population No. of samples (%)
        Haplogroup M
        Vedda 13 (17.33)
        Sinhalese Up-country 25 (41.67)
        Sinhalese Low-country 17 (42.5)
        Sri Lankan Tamils 17 (43.59)
        Indian Tamils 40 (70.18)
        Total 112 (41.33)

        Haplogroup N
        Vedda 0 (0)
        Sinhalese Up-country 2 (3.33)
        Sinhalese Low-country 0 (0)
        Sri Lankan Tamils 0 (0)
        Indian Tamils 1 (1.75)
        Total 3 (1.11)

        According to my understanding Vedda Eththo do not fall into the category Haplo group N.

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        Amarasiri,

        According to archeological evidences human existence in this country has been found in these places:
        Pathirajawela (Hambantota) 125,000 BP
        Bundala sand dunes (Hambantota) 74,000 BP
        Fahiyangala (Kalutara) 41,000 BP
        Kitulgala (Kegalla) 25,000 BP
        Batadombalena (Ratnapura) 28,500 BP
        Attanagoda (Kegalle) 10,350 BP
        Maniyangama (Ratnapura) 7,900 BP
        Matota (Mannarama) 1830 BP
        Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNtK_xFtIE

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          NONE of the above human existence (ancient tribes and civilizations) have anything to do with the present day Sinhala population. The present day Sinhala population do not have even 1% of their DNA/Genes of the above people. The present day Sinhala population is North & South Indian Immigrants. Don’t link the ancient lost civilizations to the present day immigrant population.

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      There was no Sinhala language before 6th-century KeKeKeKe before this Sinhalese would have lived on trees for 10000000000 years. and communicated by hand signs.

      THOLKAAPIYAM the ancient Tamil Book is over 5,000 years old even today we can read and understand, this book even mention about Ooli (Tsunami )

      Mahavamsa is a comic ..cooked up a story without no historical or scientific evidence, pity only Genetically weak Modayas still believe.

      Why not allow a young Podi Menike to live with a lion at Dehiwela Zoo
      let us see if she can deliver a human child?

      Cheers

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        Cholan,
        “There was no Sinhala language before 6th-century”
        This is according to your fake historian Wigneshwaran.

        This is how Professor Somadeva has responded to Wigneswaran, drawing upon his archaeological explorations: Firstly, it must be said that his statement is a completely erroneous construct. I say so based on my academic background. According to the oldest available literary sources with which we can interact, the language known as Sinhala or Sihala was in circulation in Sri Lanka even at the time of the arrival of Mahinda Thera. It is recorded in the sources that Mahinda Thera preached the Dhamma in the language of the ‘dipe danan’ (people of the island). We can understand what this language was from taking into account the fact that erudite monks compiled a series of books or atthakatas (commentaries) to elucidate abstruse points in the Dhamma. These commentaries were called ‘Sihalatthakata’s. In some instances, the Sihalatthakata tradition has been referred to as ‘porana atthakatas’ (ancient commentaries). These commentaries were called Sihalatthakata because they were written in Sinhala. It is easy to understand that books written to explain difficult matters in the Dhamma to the male and female lay Buddhists (upasaka upasikas) were composed in Sinhala, because it was the language of the islanders.

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          Eagle,

          To date, no archaeological evidence has been found to prove ‘Sihala’ or ‘Sinhala’ existed before it was mentioned in the Pali Chronicles relating to Vijaya story. There is also a commentary to Mahavamsa written in Pali by an unknown Buddhist monk in the 13th century AD known as the ‘Tika’ or Vansatthappakasini to explain/interpret the verses in Mahavamsa. It is the Tika that talks about a mysterious “Sihala atthakatha” (Vamsa text known as original source) that has disappeared after the Mahavamsa was written, the main reason for calling the Pali chronicle of the Mahavihara as the chronicle of the Sinhalese. (What is believed to be “Sihala Attakatha” is nothing but the Indian Epics and Puranas written in Sanskrit).

          The Mahavamsa says, the missionary monk Mahinda Maha Thero preached Buddhism to the people of the island in Deepa basa (language of the island) but it does not say that the deepa basa was ‘Elu’ or ‘Sihala’. Why didn’t Ven. Mahanama thero say Arahant Mahinda preached Dhamma to the inhabitants of the island in Sinhala Basa instead of Deepa basa? Deepa basa could have been a Dravidian language.

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    Identity does not depend on blood. It is constructed through selective reading of history and the making of myths. The present Sinhalese came at different times in history. The salagamas came during Dutch times as cinnamon dealers. Their caste story states that they came from Saligramam in South India, they were Brahmins carried ashore by Muslims. (This, though most of them are jet black). Berawes and toddy tappers also came from India during different times. The story was no different among the Tamils. So for Gnanarat Thero to claim the Sinhalese to be the original owners of Sri Ilankai is bunkum. He himself is such a jet black thug he cannot be anything but a Dravidian. All this is useless talk generated at election time to help chauvinist politicians to delude the Sinhalese rustic to forget the fact that Rajapakse was a great kleptocrat who stole money from the people to become the richest man in Sri Ilankai. Be kept in the dark you Sinhalese mobs. You will do well for generations to come in your little wells. The wiser among you migrate just like the Tamils knowing that there is no future with such thinking for your children.

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      Tamil should thank this Ganasara he is going to create many Prabaharans.

      KeKeKeKe just with one P this land shivered with dozens P?

      Sinhalese are today live with fear, unable to think because they are genetically weak.

      This country is slowly moving back to the 2nd century.

      Cheers

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      Their caste story is a fairy tale to prove that they are descended from South Indian high castes. Brahmins from south India , especially the Namboothiri Brahmins of Kerala , who at that time owned most of the land in Kerala and were having a lovely time , doing hanky panky with the local Nair women , in a custom that was called Sampantham would have no need or have consented to have come to the island to work as lowly slave labourers or cinnamon peelers or as weavers( hali) . Nor would have the Brahimins from Tamil Nadu. As for being carried or touched by a Muslim would have been something abominable for a Brahmin living during this era. The Salagamma are descended from low caste or Dalit Tamils from the Coramandel coast, who were imported by the Dutch into the island during a sever famine in Tamil Nadu , to work as Cinamon peelers. Just like the Karawa were imported by the Portuguese from what is modern day Tamil Nadu and parts of then Tamil Kerala and settled along the western and southern coasts. Now they are making up myths , just like the Arab origin myths of the Sri Lankan Muslims to create some sort of high born origin for them.

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    Moron Blind Eagle, your brain us so warped and deformed that nothing can get into your head. It is foolish for anyone to respond to a desperate cranky fool like you. Just go and n with your myth and delusion until you hit the grave in down under. You are simply mad, fully mad, completely mad. Do you want too see a real original modaya. Just go in front of a mirror and drop your sarama and there you will see what you want to see.

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      Nathan,
      Do you want too see a real original modaya. Just go in front of a mirror and drop your sarama and there you will see what you want to see.
      ‘Para Demalu’ should do that. Then they will realize who they are.

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        Eagle Eye Mahindapala,
        It appears that you married a “Para Demala” !!
        What do you see when you drop your sarong?

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        Mad man drops saram even on midday on a crowded street.

        Podi Menikes daily undress for her Arab masters for Dollars in M.E

        Your writings clearly support that you all are genetically weak THIS IS WHY YOU ALL ARE LABELLED AS MODAYAS.

        Keep on cry and jump Kerala immigrant.

        Coward when LTTE was at their peak hide under bed hugging Nona then ran away to a foreign land with fear.

        Cheers

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    The Vijaya story – Sinha the Lion included – is not credible.
    Leonine sperm cannot fertilise a human ovum.
    This was a fantasy invented by the author.

    Theva Nampiya Theesan – a.k.a Devanampiyatissa – his father was Mootha Sivan a.k.a Mutasiva – was a Tamil speaking Hindu.
    He could not have understood the speech of Mahinda who spoke a language of Kapilavasthu where The Buddha was born.
    The conversion of the king and all his subjects overnight to Buddhism may have been the largest and fastest religious conversion in history – if believed.

    100 “Pandyan Princesses” could not have been “exported” by a Pandyan King – to marry strangers “expelled” by a northern kingdom, in a southern island.

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    Para paraya Blind Eagle, how can Anuradhapura was a trading city in 300 BCE that was not located near the sea. Modaya that alone is you bull shit, no where in history a city without sea nearby flourished as a trading city. Unless of course as you say modayas had a wrong way of thinking and doing. None of the kings then ever wanted to marry local women and instead brought wives from India. You are a schizophrenic no doubt and haunted with hallucination and pathological lies.

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      Nathan,
      Please read:
      Deraniyagala, S. U. (1972), The Citadel of Anuradhapura 1969 : Excavations in the Gedige Area, Ancient Ceylon, No.2, December 1972 (48-169)

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        Eagle Blind Eye Kallathonie Demela Descendant

        Deraniyagala, S. U. has published many worthy articles and books, a rare Sinhala Scholar.
        What have you got to do with him?
        Well, have you decided to tarnish his reputation by associating your stupid futile efforts his scholarly work?

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          Native Vedda,
          I am a fully-fledged Native Sinhalayek. Not a fake guy like you.
          I am not going to tarnish the reputation of Dr. Deraniyagala. I am trying to use his excellent contributions to the history of Sinhalayo to educate the descendants of slaves brought to this country from Malabar who lack a proper knowledge on history of Sinhale.

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            Eagle Blind Eye Kallathonie convert

            “I am a fully-fledged Native Sinhalayek.”

            No, No, No, No, ………………………………..
            You are a recent kallthonie arrival, recent convert, recently decided to fit in with the other Sinhala/Buddhists, recently attracted to Sinhala/Buddhist fascism.
            You are lost case.

            Please quote S U Deraniyagala and let us have your hypothesis and let us also have reason why SU Deraniyagala’s research mattered/related to your hypothesis.

            Please stop your bull, stop dropping names otherwise it is part of your thesis if you have one and say something useful, authentic, …..dig out truth, …

            Is you wife/partner still living with you or you never had a partner in your entire life? I suspect you never had a partner.

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        Also, read the census in Anuradapura during the 19th century which clearly stated people living here are speaking Tamil.

        In this 21st century, Modayas are unable to govern this cursed land unable to manage even an Airlines, crap talking about the ancient story.

        Archaeological survey after British were all distorted so cant belief.

        Sinhalese today and then all Genetically Weak creatures….sorry this is the truth.

        Cheers

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      Anuradhapura was abandoned time and time again because it was being invaded all the time and kind of unsustainable due to the region not having a natural watershed. The Sinhalese mostly retreated to the mountainous south in the latter part of the Island’s feudal times after constant Dravidian invasions. BTW excellent analysis Nathan, its really a pity that the “arrested development” in this country want to eat myths and whitewashed ‘history’ to make themselves feel better while the clergy and rulers rob them blind.

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    What a load of verbal diarrhea. Didn’t even bother to read it all. First of all Sinhalas are ingenious people too.similar to Veddas. Sinhalas didn’t eliminate other minorities. Then how can Veddas exist today ? Sinhalas and Veddas have been living side by side for more than two thousand years.

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      Andare 2.0

      Read the Mahavamsa, it says Vijay and his men annihilated most of those aboriginal tribes and the remnant had been driven (escaped) into the jungles (including Kuveni’s children after she got killed) and become Veddas.

      Very similar to what happened to the aboriginals/natives of Australia and North America, Vijay and his men annihilated most of those aboriginals (including Kuveni) and the remnant had been driven (escaped) into the jungles and become Veddas. Later he (Vijay) married a Pandyan princess of Madurai, South India and his men were given in marriage to the Pandyan maidens. The Sinhalese people are made up of half North Indian and half South Indian and the poor Veddhas (the original natives) had to live in the jungle forever.

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      Prof. Raj Somadeva was made the big boss of the archeological department by the previous government with a hidden racist agenda, to manipulate the archaeological records and create a non-existed ancient history for the Sinhalese in the island, to reject the Pali chronicles (Vijaya’s story) and to show that the Sinhalese and the Veddas have evolved from human habitation that had lived in the island for 125,000 years ago. To come up with fake evidences to prove that the Sinhalese are the original natives, they did not come from India (2500 years ago) as mentioned in the Pali chronicles but they are the original natives to the island very similar to the Veddas and Prof. Raj Somadeva is overdoing it shamelessly.

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        I think DEVA is asking another ministry of National Languages. Language unification, Reconciliation and all other Sinhala buddhist busting affairs and Hindu affairs Minister is a ESTATE Tamil living colombo. Ranil Method.
        Tourism and christian Affairs are run by one ministry web site. So, tourist think they come to see the Jesus here. Again, Ranil’s Method.
        Ranil jailed or remanded 60 odd bhikkus and now he is an ardent buddhist. Still he goes to Mahanuwara Jumma Muslim mosque.

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        Deva,
        Prof. Somadeva is continuing the research carried out by renowned scholars like P.E.P. Deraniyagala and S.U. Deraniyagala and using modern techniques which were not available before to confirm the dates. Through his research and research conducted by other archeologists, Prof. Somadeva has shown with scientific evidences that there was a long unwritten history for the people in this country. History is not a fixed thing, it changes based on new findings. Although some people ridicule his work, the truth will prevail.

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          Eagle Eye,

          Both P.E.P. Deraniyagala and S.U. Deraniyagala were highly respected archeologists, their research is totally unbiased, they never come to definite conclusions using assumptions and hypothesis whereas Prof. Raj Somadeva is a fully biased researcher whose conclusions are based on pure assumptions. He never comes up with any solid evidence to prove what he says is true, what he states as evidence is something hilarious. Somadeva is one of the top class jokers in the academic circle of Sri Lanka and is highly ridiculed by most of the researchers and scholars in the same field.

          Archaeology/History has always been political in Sri Lanka and it’s no different even today. The archaeological department is the handmaiden of the Government and always biased towards Sinhala and Buddhism. Archaeologists like Somadeva were well paid (given top positions) to twist and misinterpret their research in favour (biased) towards Sinhala and Buddhism. His research was one sided (biased), beginning with the conclusion, he was only finding evidence to prove his conclusion. If the archaeological/epigraphical findings did not match the conclusion he redefines/misinterprets them using his own theories, assumptions, hypothesis and analogies to prove his point of view.

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        No one can completely reject the Mahavamsa story in anyway. It’s not wrong But not totally correct either. Mahavamsa didn’t give the proper credit to the ancient Sri Lankan tribes(They were not Tamils by any means.). They played a key role in the formation of the Sinhala nation. No one can deny that. Mahavamsa was written with the intention of making Sinhalas the chosen people., the guardians of Buddhism. So for that reason Mahanama thero depicted Sinhalas as peopole who are directly descending from Shakyas in India while completely ignoring the native ancestry of Sinhalas. I don’t blame Mahanama thero. Without Sinhalas Theravada Buddhism won’t exist today.But now is the time to give yakkas,nagas and other tribes their due place in our history.

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          Andare 2.0
          If you believes in the Mahavamsa, it says about two thousand five hundred years ago, Vijay and 700 men (Aryans) came from North India, took Tamil Pandya wives (Dravidians) from South India and formed the Sinhala race.

          The ancient Sri Lankan tribes were Dravidian. Hela is the Pali word for the Tamil word Eela. It is the Eela people of Eelam (name for Sri Lanka in Sangam literature) that the Sinhalese call Hela people of heladiva (in Pali). Hela/Eela tribes were Dravidians. Elu basa (Dravidian language) was known in Pali as Hela basa.

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      Andare 2.0

      “First of all Sinhalas are ingenious people too.”

      In what sense?

      ” Sinhalas didn’t eliminate other minorities.”

      However, the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists like you did try and do try to recruit, eliminate, commit genocide, or convert other minorities to Sinhala/Buddhist fascism, your daily evolving religion/ideology.

      “Sinhalas and Veddas have been living side by side for more than two thousand years.”

      True.
      Not since the advent of the public racist Aryan Anagarika homeless Dharmapala.

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        “Sinhalas and Veddas have been living side by side for more than two thousand years.” But not with Kalaveddahs who are a more advanced form of Native Veddahs. The problem is the smell of KV Urine.

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        Who is king ( Tütan Kai Mugan/ Munu?) he was specking Ellam Tamil, ( Ancient Sumerian/ Elamist kings Name like-1— Tütan Kha Mugan, 2— King Tütan Sha Mugan , 3— King Tütan Un Anna, 4— King Tütan En Anna, also, King Tütan Kai ( கை/ atha) Mugan, a Ellam Tamilan, today ( Tamils, Tell Ancient People Were first people of Sri Lanka, , true, ) Indian King -( Rama and Monkeys / Army killed – Mayan and Tamils , ) after that only ( Ellam Tamils came toy Srilanka,) where did Mayan/ Tamilan gone? Mexico, in Mexico there were Tamil and som3 Sinhala words there, can Srilanka educated person go Mexico and identify the words, ? No, for example,-( Poya – Sinhala and Tamils use it) ( Dawal / Sinhala- Pakal / Mayan & Tamilan use it , ) lot more, in 1970/1980. year, Ex- President- peramadasa- when to see -Veddas- , he say – Vaddas still Speck Tamil word, why inside Kateragama temple- there was a box . Can any Srilanka educated person read it,?

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      Veddas DNA will match Tamils not Sinhalese.

      Veddas have got Tamil names like Kandasamy etc., and practice Hindu rituals.

      It seems Veddas have got lots of information about Eastern Province.

      Cheers

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    Deva, you are pouring water on ducks back. Whatever reasoning or proof, some of these morons will just not accept. They are so warped with terribly loaded with blind beliefs that no reasoning will enter their heads. HLD aka Blind Eagle boasts of Somadeva as a great scholar. My foot, these guys are responsible for all the curse in SL for blindly feeding the masses with tons of lies. Now the fellows are suffering from morbid jealousy and paranoid ideation once look around what is happening. They still believe that world is flat and sun is going around the earth. They were misled, misfed and misguided. Now this moron Eagle is trying to say that Mahavamsa aka mahavambu is a lie. This is the tragedy. Keep shifting all the time when one does not have a root or a firm history and tries to survive on distortion. They also deny that world keeps evolving. I really do not know why this phobia, fear, complex and paranoia even among so-called educated sinhalas.

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    What a bunch of morons. Archeology department was asked to build a pansala where there was a Ganesha temple at Kanniya. This is what shinkala archaeology is all about. This is what Shomadeva is doing and he is the hero for HLD Blind. No wonder why this phobia. Andare are you sure you never raped a Vedda woman.

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    A well researched article. Sinhalese are not the original inhabitants of this island as we have learnt from our younger days and they are descending from immigrants to this island just like the Tamils, Muslims, Burghers, etc. who had arrived in recent times. Buddhism was introduced here, just like Christianity and Islam. Sri Lanka, originally known as Thambapani, seems to have been a stop over for travelers from time immemorial. None of these introduced races or religions are superior to the others.

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      KAlu Nangi is a usual donkey. IF sinhala were not the original inhabitants who gave the name THAMBAPANNI ? Tamils or muslims or Colonials ?
      Buddhism talks entirely about the mind and how to disciplining the mind. All other religions preach about a ALMIGHTY god. But, when almighty punish them, they can not take it blame Sinhala Buddhists, BBS and bhikkus. Brainless Dummies..

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        Many ancient Tamil works of literature mention this land as EELAM who gave this name.?

        Thambapanni was the latest invention in comic book Mahavamsa to fool the Modayas and they swallowed.

        Buddhism is not a religion but a Philosophy, there is always blood bath in all Buddhist countries in the past and present.

        Probably Tamils have abandoned this Buddhism early because of blood bath attitude.

        Cheers

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        JD, or Joker of the Decade, don’t you know that the name Thambapanni was given by Vijaya, the Bengali immigrant who ruled between 543 BC and 505 BC. This land was called Thambapanni by Vijaya since the ground where they landed was reddish like the color of copper. Thambapanni is derived from the Pali word Tamira Varni. Vijaya’s progeny are the Sinhalese. Haven’t you seen the general similarity of features between the Sinhalese and the Bangladeshis? Of course, now Sinhalese are a hodgepodge of other ethnic groups, through intermarriage. (i.e. Southern Indians, Portugese, Dutch, British, etc., ). Buddhism disciplines the mind but the fact remains that it is also an introduced religion and not home grown.

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          From ancient times, Sri Lanka was known by a variety of names. Thambapanni (Prince Vijay), Heladiva (Mahavamsa), Sinhale/Sihala Dipa (Deepavamsa), Lanka (Ramayana), Eelam (Tamil Sangam), Taprobane (Greeks), Serendib (Arabs), Mummudi Cholamandalam (during Chola rule), Ceilao (Portuguese), Ceylon (British), Ilankai (Tamil), Sri Lanka (Republican constitution). Today the official name of the island is Sri Lanka.

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      Thambapani later corrupted to Taprobane is a corruption of word Thamaraparani a river that flows in southern Tamil Nadu and empties at the Gulf of Mannar. The ancient Greeks got muddled with their geography and called the island Taprobane derived from Thamiraparani river , as they used to trade with the ancient Tamils at Mantai in the Gulf of Mannar. The river was emptying on the opposite side but very close to the shores of Mantai.
      Tamils did not arrive in recent time but have been long before a people called Sinhalese evolved and most of the present day Sinhalese are descended from recent South Indian immigrants who arrived in the last few centuries but are now claiming to be truly indigenous.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thamirabarani_River
      https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=thamirabarani+river+in+tamil+nadu&id=C6AFAC3A8B032EE30E50558DED88DA96AEFBBA36&FORM=IQFRBA

      Sinhalese people like the Sri Lankan Muslims or so called Moors( sic) are brainwashed and fed lies by their government, elders and their religious leaders. All these myths about fake Aryan and Arab origins, that has created all this Islamic and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist extremism at the expense of the Tamil and Vedda people and is ruining the country

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    Hey Eagle Eye! Why are you ashamed to deny your heritage which is of Indian Origin.
    You deny your true heritage vociferously and shamelesly. Poor Eagle Eye you cannot change history, you are only looking up and spitting on yourself.

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      Mike

      Put in a little Javanese into the Eagle Eye mix. It is said the guy’s dad was a Malay from the Fire Brigade. His wife a Tamil. And, in between the guy has opted to play the role of Sinhala nationalist – for a living. No wonder the man is a near mental wreck. Trying to produce instant-history is too much for the man’s declining mental faculties – and that Down Under.

      Puththisali

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    DEAR MR.GAJANAYAKE ARE YOU WRITING THIS FROM SRI-LANAKA 0R OUT SIDE.HOPE GANASARA AND RATNA THERO WILL GO TO FASTING TO DEATH TO ARREST YOU FOR WRITING THIS WELL WRITTEN ARTICLE.

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      PARAGON,

      The Catholic Church attested Galileo and burned at the stake Goardano Bruno in the year 1600 for promoting the Heliocentric model of the Solar system, as opposed to the Geocentric model promoted by the Church and the ancient Greeks.

      However, the Earth rotates and orbits the Sun, just like the other planets.

      The Sinhala, Tamils and others are Paras, Paradeshis, Strangers, Foreigners in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, EXCEPT the Native Veddah Aethho.

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    Chanaka Gajanayake,

    As per the island’s history, brutishness, bestiality, incest, patricide and profligacy, were the stuff of our origin. It is said that, in her dying moments, Kuveni cursed Vijaya and the entire Sinhala race stating that no ruler would ever be able to rule the island without bloodshed and strife. Among the 194 rulers of Sri Lanka, 60 became king by murdering the predecessor, 53 became king by murdering a male sibling, 30 military men became king by murdering the reigning king, 5 became king by murdering their own father, 1 doorman became king by murdering the king, 1 queen killed her husband to take over the kingdom, 13 kings were killed in battle, and 11 kings were overthrown by their successors. Every South Indian invasion ended with enough bloodshed. Furthermore, we are historically a country full of frauds, thugs, criminals, rouges, rowdies, drunkards, rapists, murderers and racists, barbarians masquerading as Buddhists. On the other hand, the European colonials identified us as foolish, lazy, violent, racist, hateful, jealous and mean spirited.

    Our people mixed with everything that landed on the Sri Lankan shores. Our history is filled with Vijay (banished profligate son of an incestuous marriage), Dushta or Dutta Gamani (fanatic-racist), Kasyapa (patricide), Saradiel (thug), Anagarika (Sinhala supremacist), JR (racist politician), Mahinda (political crook), Gotabaya (white van criminal) and a moronic citizenship that considers these same scum bags as their hero’s. Nothing to be surprised, 2500 years of ‘Buddhism’ in Sri Lanka did not make any major changes in our society in terms of attitude, character, behavior, and morality. We hide behind a heavy veil of pseudo Buddhism involving in rituals (much of which are copied from Dravidian Hindu practices) than the true wisdom and practice that Buddha preached. This pseudo Buddhist card is used as an ace to hide the fact that this citizenry is still actually uncivilized.

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      Sinaha Baba,
      You spend too much time at Madrasa.

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        Good Call…..Wonder whether it is Madrassa in Kathankuddy or Wilpatthu?…

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      Mate, You have missed to mention Dr Ranil in your List of Politikal Baddies in post Independent Srilanka..

      Is it an oversight ..

      Because my Elders tell me Dr Ranil is the only PM who jailed Buddhist Monks after Rajasinghe and Sirima Bandaranayaka.

      But then Sirima had a valid excuse because the UNP’s Spiritual leader in Colombo apparently organized the Hit.
      But that poor Monk Dr Ranil ‘s Special Police locked up didn’t do anything of that nature .. Did He ?…

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      Sinhabahu
      Well said. True, true and true.
      The original article is inspiring some of our above average minds to break from the shackles of stupidity and begin to open our minds and accept the bitter truth.
      Facing the truth is the only way of escaping from this cespit of this primal behaviour.
      Buddha said we should look at the future and bother less about the past.
      We can’t change the past but we can change the future.
      Thank you guys. You guys are brilliant.

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        Next article should try to focus on why we have this insatiable need to tell ourselves fallacies about who we are.
        Does it really matter?
        Why do we hard to look better than our own countrymen and women.
        Buddha said that a man is judged by his deed not by his cast or creed.
        Don’t you think our people have such thin egos and mountain sized inferiority complexes that mandates us to look for reason to tell ourselves that we are better because of this, that and the other reason, all fake and made up of course. But it keeps us going. How very sad.
        All I know is that we are terribly messed up in the head. The likes of JD, Eagle eye, Jim softly, KA Sumane, and many others are good examples. They need help.
        In another country such people would be confined to a mental institution.
        In fact most Mara followers are of that brand. Mara has learnt the art of massaging these peoples fragile egos and they would do anything against their better judgement.
        I know, I have a long list of relatives with such mental issues…
        I can only pity such unfortunate souls.

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      Chanaka Gajanayaka,

      Ranil W says to Ranjan not to hurt the feelings of the Monks, Maha Sangha.

      So the monks do not even want the truth to be revealed?

      All they want is to recruit children to be Samanera, Child monks, so that they can be abused generation after generation.

      They also want to abuse the minorities who are not Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhists.

      What Minister Ranjan is saying is that the Sangha is and Insult to Buddhism and to the Buddha.

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/PM-advises-Ranjan-not-to-hurt-feelings-of-Maha-Sangha/108-171263

      So, the Para-Sangha have hurt feelings. Need to get the Chinese to give them the Tibetan treatment.

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        ” All they want is to recruit children to be Samanera, Child monks, so that they can be abused generation after generation. “

        Amare, up to 18 no child should be not simply forced, but even not guided to take a decision on marriage and decide on what profession to follow as adult. After 18, all should have their freedom to continue the parents religion or accept a new religion without force conversion. Marital law should empower husband and wife practice the religion they like, but cannot insisted to take other ones religion. Anyone forcefully converted while marrying should be entitled to retribution and damages, when they break the bond and complain to court, irrelevant of time lapse. This should apply to Marasa education too. Religion intensive education should strictly be only after 18. Exemption to Other educations can be started under educationists special consideration, recognizing the child’s special needs.

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          Mallaiyuran,

          Buddha carried out the first child abuse by making his son Rahula a child monk, Samanera, when he was 8 years old and asked for his throne. His future was decided by Buddha, and he had very little choice other than running away.

          The same with Madrasasa, Dahomey Pasala, Buddhist Sunday School and Sunday school. The children are under the complete control of the parents, and the parents under partial or under peer pressure to conform.

          So, we have an ingrained system of child abuse, called religion, which stands in the way of reason and enlightenment.

          That is why there should be separation of state and religion.

          PS. Has anybody got to Heaven, Hell, Nirvana, Ninbana, Rebirth etc.?

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      This fool doesn’t know history worth sh1t. Couple of questions to you simpleton.

      1. Who settled Muslims in the eastern part of the country ?
      2.How did some Catholics end up living in wahakotte in matale ? Who settled them there ?

      Let’s see whether this big mouth fool can answer these questions.

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    See how Protestants, Tamils, Muslims, and westerners are jealous about the Proud nation island of Thun Sinhale, Sivu Hele, their proud civilization and culture. None of these groups could not build on the Village, Reservoir, Temple and the Dagoba concept. They all were jumping from tree to tree when Sinhala people were discussing Deep Asian Philosophy Buddha Dhamma.
    Stupid westerners are coming now and rewarding the corrupt Sinhala politicians about proper water management once politicians destroyed thousands of tanks or man made reservoirs.
    All other religions and even adiwasi thinking have the adulterated version of the Buddhism.

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      Your culture.

      1. Podi Menike s sell themselves in Arab lands.

      2.Podi Menike`s sisters producing a baby for Chinese here.

      If you are true Buddhists there would not any blood bath in this land.

      Cheers

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    Chanaka,
    Simply rubbish!!!!
    You don’t know who Sinha-Bahu, Neanderthals, Dravidians, Tamils, Muslims in SL, Maldivians, Arab traders, etc were.
    – Sinha-Bahu was a human who had strong arms of a lion (paws). Hence the name Sinha-Bahu. In your logic Richard the Lionheart was an actual lion.
    – Neanderthals disappeared 40000 years ago. Even the modern Europeans don’t claim that they descend from Neanderthals.
    -Tamils are a sub group of Dravida group as well.
    -Today’s Muslims in Sri Lanka have absolutely nothing to do with Arab traders who visited Sinhalé ( Sri Lanka) before 500 years ago. They were either brought by Dutch from Indonesia/Malaysia or British from South Indian fishing villages. And these Muslims 1000 year history is a big lie.

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      Then why SL Musulims talk Tamil at home?

      Malaysia and Indonesia accepted Isulam only during the 15th century so probably during this time Isulam was introduced here with the sword by Arab pirates.

      1000 years Mususlim history is another latest discovery from Mosque by Mowlavies live in the stone age.

      Cheers

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        Most of todays Sri Lankan Muslims other than the eastern province ones who are 100% Tamil Dravidian and descended from the original Muslim Tamil refugees, who fled South India in the late 14Th century , when the Delhi Sultanate fell in the Tamil country, are descended from recent Dravidian Tamils South Indian immigrants. who started arriving in the island, during the late Dutch and early British era and have nothing to with Arabs or any other Muslim people who visited the island . Islam it self only around 1400 years old. This 1000 year old history is a myth now being created to make themselves look truly indigenous and to justify stealing the eastern Tamil lands. If there is any Arab or anything else mixed in them it occurred in their original South Indian homeland and not here and even this mixture is minimal and confined to a few hundred families , who themselves are basically Tamil. The Muslim masses are 100% Tamil Dravidian. These fake Arab Tamil South Indian immigrants are cunningly trying to latch their history with Arab emissaries or traders , who came to the courts of the Sinhalese and Tamil kings in the island and had nothing to do with them. Most of these emissaries were not even Muslim. They are desperately trying to latch on to everything Muslim even if it has nothing to do with them . Next they will claim that they have a 1000 year old history in Spain and Portugal , as they are also Moors( sic) and the Moors ruled the Iberian peninsular and places like Sicily in Italy for around 1000 years. These people are a bunch of jokers.

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    Is Balangoda Man Sinhala Mythology?..-

    Wonder who scattered those Bones in Batadomba, Belilena, Alulena and Belanbandhi Palassa..

    Is it Ven Gnnanissara and his BBS Or Is it Mahason Balakaya…

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    I just had a quick glance at those colorful graphs.
    They certainly show interesting trends as far as this Extinction debate is concerned.

    Sinhala Women produce the least number of Babies among the 4 Ethnic groups, namely Sinhala, Muslim , Srilankan Tamil and Indian Tamil communities with the top producers being the Muslims followed by Indian Tamils , Srilanakan Tamils and the Sinhalese at the bottom……..-

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    I believe only the english people knows how to use the media. using appropriate words just to express their thought instead of attacking other communities.

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    Blind Eagle, nowhere it says that A’pura was a flourishing trading centre. It was the first organised city in lanka during the pre-buddha period and not a flourishing trading centre. Dont mix up history man to substantiate your pathological racism. When Mahintha, the son of Asoka, came to Lanka, he came to A’pura kingdom and the king at that time Thevanai Nambiya Theesan accepted buddhism. In fact they even claim now that this king did not even understand Pali and other north indian language spoken by Mahintha’s team and got confused and blindly accepted Buddhism. At that time there was no sinhala language, no sinhala race and only the ‘real natives’ that existed who worshipped nature, dead predecessors and hindu gods. Even your article has to go by Tamil Brahmi inscriptions found around A’pura. By then already Kathirkamam, Lord Murugan, Thondeswaram Iswaran kovil in Dondara were already there. Pre-Buddha Dutte Gemunu, the Hindu Naga king, first went to Kathirkamam and obtained the blessings of Lord Murugan before going to war with Ellalan. So what the hell are you talking man. Deraniyakala is a professional and came from a family of academics and intelligence and please dont insult him by wrongly quoting him for your racist rand. If you moron’s claim is true then why Mahavamsa written in 500 CE in Pali and not in Sinhala or even Sinha-Ley. Blind aka HLD, dont get mixed up with Sinhala and Buddhism and they are entirely two different entities. Buddhsim has nothing to do with Sinhalas. In fact Buddha sent Budhism here not because of the non-existent Sinha-Leys but there were native Nagas, Yakkas and veddas who all had a hindu slant. Had it been today, with the flourishing Sinha-Leys, be rest assured that Buddha would not have sent Buddhism to this country.

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    Sinhabahu, you said it Bro. Shows how perverted our Lankan DNA . Forefathers were murderers , rapist, into incest, bestiality, criminality etc. Now continuing with lying,cheating, kidnap,murder , criminality —–etc. But talking about civilization, ethics , religion ——-my foot.

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    Just see what is happening right now. Kinniya ,Neeraviyadi and few other places were there for years war ravaged and under developed with no one to help the people. Suddenly you see conflicts being created over religious sites , all over North and East for election purposes as in Anti Muslim campaigns (in past) coordinated and organized by BBS and other proxies of Rajapaksas. The purpose of Ganasaras release is clear now. This is what Lanka is about. Pathetic . Tried constitutional coupe but SC did not agree. Went with their old strategy in creating Easter tragedy but it fizzled out. Now back to their old tricks.

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    Oh Dear where to begin to unravel this mess and the shear ignorance of the commentators and to some extent even the author of this article. The Mahavamsa was written by a racist monk in the Anuradhapura period. He did this to erase the memory of the true history of this island. The proof of his intent is in the book itself where he states that the he had all the source material from which he copied bits and pieces to form his story burned! He burned all the older texts housed in the Mahapirivena in the old capital. Why would he do that but to cover up the truth? This guy did the greatest damage to this country. But his actions are not unique. In fact similar destruction occurred elsewhere in the world resulting in the human race not know its origins. When the Muslims took Egypt they burned entire wherehouses of scrolls and ancient texts that were originally rescued from the great library of Alexandria. They used the manuscripts to warm the water in the roman bath houses. There is written documentary evidence of what they did that cannot be denied anymore. The same thing was done by the catholic missionaries in south America wiping out the written record of the history of a continent. The common thread in all these happenings is religion no matter what faith it maybe. Of course the Sinhabahu story is fiction. Is there any point in analyzing that any further?

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    The global population is rising exponentially. That means something. DO you have any idea of what that means? Does it mean you can go one having babies? Does it mean we will go extinct? Only an idiot will come to such a conclusion. No matter what the growth rate in the population happens to be for individual countries we as a planet CANNOT keep growing as we have done so far period. We are at 7 Billion right now. If every human being currently alive tried to live by the same standards of western countries eating similar foods living in similar houses and driving similar cars then we will out strip this planet’s resources in less than a year. Do any of you dear commentators and the author know what that means? It means we are at this point in time at an unsustainable population level and rapidly rising! The population needs to go down not up. If we do not lower it then mother nature will do it for us. As a matter of fact mother nature is well on the way to make sure we do not keep breeding at these rates. It was visionary leaders like Mrs Bandaranaike who opened the family planning institute in the seventies to try and do our part thru education and promotion of contraception. Unfortunately the UN and the Non aligned movements efforts to slow global population growth were torpedoed in the eighties by people like Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul the second by withholding funds and undermining on going efforts at that time. It was the dawn of Neo Liberal Economic theory where unlimited growth depended on unlimited population growth may the resources of the planet be damned that got us to where we are right now. The current day Sri Lankans seem to live in a world of their own completely devoid of facts and reality. But reality is about to catch up on you morons very soon.

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    The author is correct that Vijajaya was a Bengali. Mahabharata corroborates Mahavamsa very well. In Mahabharata, there is a kingdom called “Sinhala.” This kingdom is a colony of the Vanga Kingdom, located in present-day Bengal. In Mahabharata the Sinhala king pays tribute to Yudhisthira during his sacrifice and the Sinhala also take part in the great war described in the book. Clearly, there was a “Sinhala” kingdom in “Lanka” during Mahabharata times.

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      Lester

      “In Mahabharata, there is a kingdom called “Sinhala.”

      Could you cite your source.
      There are thousands of different versions of Mahabarata.
      Please give us the details, such as Full name, author, publisher, year of publication, page no, …………………..

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        Native Scholar,

        Nissanka Malla was directly descended from Kalinga royalty. He was so proud of his Aryan heritage and lineage to Vijaya that he said only a Buddhist should be king of the island. That explains why your Anglican friend and bondscam expert can’t win the Presidency after 30 years.

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          Lester

          “He was so proud of his Aryan heritage and lineage to Vijaya that he said only a Buddhist should be king of the island. “

          This is one of the greatest bull I have ever to read.
          What is Aryan Heritage?
          Who was proud of Aryan heritage?

          “That explains why your Anglican friend and bondscam expert can’t win the Presidency after 30 years.”

          How come South Indian descendants JR, SWRD B, his wife the weeping widow, DS, his son Dudley, Premadasa, Chandrika, the crook and murderer, ………….. hopper became leaders of this island?


          “In Mahabharata, there is a kingdom called “Sinhala.”

          Could you cite your source.
          There are thousands of different versions of Mahabarata.
          Please give us the details, such as Full name, author, publisher, year of publication, page no, …………………..

          If you do not have answers please ignore my comments.

          You will do fine if you read Mark Twain:

          Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt

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    M.mm…. I thought the Lankans are moving forward with the future & developments. Unfortunately, they seem to be stuck in the history itself.. :-(

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    Justice, when Eagle alias HLD dropped the sarama in front of a mirror he saw typical Sri Lankan justice, and thus saw nothing, all vanished. This is the reason for the distorted, erratic, violent thinking. Sigmund Freud said sexual deprivation leads to violence and other undesirable thoughts. Not only poor HLD but that poor Pandiyan woman too is suffering of deprivation. Now only way to orgasm is by this rant and rubbish and fantasising about the lion mounting the princess. Bestiality at its peak and that strengthens a race. Had Mahanama been here today both would have become a gay couple. I am amused and amazed by the above picture showing a guy dressed like a lion handing over something to the man who is fully exploiting the lots. What a comic. It reminds me of the English, cartoon, comic movies. Hope soon Blind HLd may claim that sinhalas are slowly developing tails. I only wish they develop brains instead of tails.

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    What a funny world! In truth, all over the world, most habitants, are immigrants – some earlier, others later.

    Those who are able to form a majority, will fight tooth and nail to defend it.

    In the USA, the turmoil we see now with the ascendancy of Trump, is due to the struggle that has started to defend the superiority of the earliest immigrants – the wasps – white Anglo-Saxon protestants. The multi-ethnic dream has descended into a bun fight between the nationalist whites and the rest.

    The sooner we abandon religion and race, the sooner we reach utopia.

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    Lester, come on man, where did you read of mahabaradha and its reference to sinhalas. Mahabaradha is much earlier than mahavamsa, arrival of buddhism in Lanka and Buddhism itself. Of course it evolved over a period and added by other authors. It is like later Buddhist version of Ramayana where they don’t talk of a Ravana, his lifting of married woman and the Rama Ravana war. The distortion of history is nothing new to our friends. Bagavat gita came later and then annexed to mahabaradha. But the truth is at the time mahabaradha was written there was no such thing as sinhalas. It is a fairly a recent invention only after Mahanama, that too was mostly a fiction. Dear Sinhala brothers whatever you write or say let the truth to prevail. You keep on telling a lie and it becomes a fact. Especially if the thinking ability is lost then manipulation is simple. Due to my extensive travel in India I agree that Sinhalas have some semblance to Bengalis but equally to malayalis and Tamils. This semblance is just natural if one knows how humans and communities evolved over centuries. It is the irony of the weak to think they are original or different and so on and eternally suffer from fear, uncertainty, phobia, complex and hatred.

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      Nathan, Mahabaratha does not say the “Sinhala” kingdom was Buddhist. It says there were people from Bengal who settled in Sri Lanka. Sinhapura was a real place in India, that is where the term “Sinhala” originates from. Sinhabahu, king of Sinhapura, was Vijaya’s father. This is real history, not like the Eelamist mythology of the universe being created from Tamil.

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    At least the archaeology head has accepted that at neeraviyadi incident the yellow robed thug is telling a lie. Also kanniya too is the same. These sick, morons with fanatic Buddhism are on a rabid mission to build pansala s in already existing Hindu kovils. They are just like the moguls invasion of India where they just destroyed Hindu places of worship and built mosques over. These two fanatics are the same and the ineffective Sinhala government has no guts to control these mad monsters. What Buddhism for these jokers. Let these guys to build massage parlours and taverns and brothels and they will do better. Lack of enough sex is their problem.

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    A gaja anIysis. However, we are all children of one father separated into races and tribes in order to understand the Creator. Not to fight among us and devide. We have to return unto Him!

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    The aim of this article is to promote ethnic and religious harmony in Sri Lanka. Therefore I wish to thank Mr Gajanayake for that. However the research work is concentrated on the fertility of the women of different ethnic groups. It did not include other factors such as death, migration etc.
    I did a quick review of readily available data on actual population changes between the year 1881 and the year 2012 and appended it below.
    In 1881 percentage of Buddhists was 61.53% ,Hindus 21.51% , Muslims 7.17% and Christians 9.71%
    In 2012 it was 70.10% for Buddhists, 12.58% For Hindus, 9.66% for muslims and 7.62% for Christians.
    The total population of Sri Lanka was 2.76 million in 1881, 14.85 million in 1981 and 20.36 million in 2012. The population of Sri Lanka increased by about 1.1% per year from 1981 to 2012.

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