20 September, 2018

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The Sinhala Majority Must Accept A New Constitution: Sumanthiran

TNA Parleamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran insisted that nothing short of a new constitution will help resolve issues, even though not all the problems of the Tamil people can be sorted by such a move.

M.A Sumanthiran MP

Sumanthiran speaking in Sinhala on the subject of Constitutional Reform in Galle, insisted that the Sinhala majority must accept a new constitution.

‘In a country with a permanent majority it is important to share powers of governance in such a way that all peoples have equal citizenship rights. Sri Lanka’s Sinhala majority must itself acknowledge injustice of simple majoritarian rule and clamor for reform and justice for other peoples,’ he further stated.

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    “But, they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

    Politics make strange bedfellows.

    Bedfellows make strange politics.

    Strange politics makes bedfellows.

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      The deadliest Contagion is majority opinion!

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        New constitution is a non-starter from the beginning. This exercise is to hoodwink international community that Sinhalese are genuine to accommodate legitimate demands of Tamils. This process will be continued to play for time, and finally when the eyes of international community are taken off from Sri Lanka it will be dropped. There is a false propaganda that is being told to international community that there is peace in Sri Lanka and if you try to give Tamils their rights there will be social unrest among Sinhalese and present government will be toppled. They say that if Tamil areas are developed, Tamils will forget their demand for rights. Unfortunately current unrest in Mullaitivu has proved that there is no peace and process of reconciliation has failed. That is why to cover up, Minister for Mahaveli development as a damage controlling exercise, quickly denied that there is any program to settle Sinhalese from outside the province at Mullaitivu. Except a few fair minded Sinhalese the rest are not in favour of sharing territory and power in a fair and meaningful manner. Only foreign intervention will result in justice to Tamils to live with dignity and safety, ruling their traditional homeland.

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          Dear Gnana,
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          I share your misgivings, but what else are we to do? As I have asked elsewhere, why is it that you never address a person like me direct? Better still, I’m sure that you have seen my email address displayed. Write, – could lead to a Skype chat.
          .
          Best of all would be for you to visit Sri Lanka. If you visit with your friends the Maheshan brothers, Niranjan and Nirmalan, you could visit my town, even stay with me, although I cannot promise you five star comfort.
          .
          This eternal pessimism is not going to get us anywhere. The simpler our lives, the better. I’m glad Sumanthiran has visited Galle.
          .
          If you do come here, you’ll be amazed how dis-satisfied the average Sinhalese is. I’m not saying that there is much of what one would like to call “enlightenment”, but we’re all sick of the politicians.

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            “..You could visit my town with your friends and stay with me….”

            Sinhala-Man, you are a man of peace and without racial prejudice. I know there are many decent Sinhalese like you gladly willing to live in peace, harmony and friendship with Tamils. Sadly, you are in a minority. Buddhist Sinhala Zealots like Gnanassara, Gammanpila, Bera-Wansa, Dinesh G and the yellow-robed street gangs and the lot have the day.

            Any day, I’ll be honoured to host you.

            Sri Lanka, sadly, is fated to boil in its own oil – thanks to pseudo-Sinhala nationalism. The curse of 1956 continues.

            Kettikaran

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              Kettikaran

              “you are a man of peace and without racial prejudice.”

              He is a typical Sinhalese that my wise Elders came to respect and respected.

              The noisy minority is represented by somass, Champas, Wimal, Gota, Wannihami, Dayan, …………… saffron clad thugs who belong to the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist gang.

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          Dr Gnana S,
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          May I buy you a drink when you visit Jaffna?

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            I left Sri Lanka for good after living in Colombo for 44 years, never to return till Tamils could live in dignity and safety as first class citizens ruling their lands without any interference of Sinhalese. I have kept that promise for the last 28 years and therefore you can gulp my share toasting for my health, to live long to continue the struggle against Sinhala racism and terrorism.

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      The New constitution devised by a Parliament of corrupt clowns who are involved in a bi- tri-partisan UNP-SLFP-TNA corruption racket and money politics will be not worth the paper it is written on!
      It is all part of the Fake Reconciliation industry in Lanka pushed by fake aid donors to distract us all from the foreign aid induced corruption racket in Parliament that has caused the post-war National Debt trap and crash of Lankan rupee..
      Better to stick with the constitution that exists and change incrementally.
      TNA should instead focus on militarization of Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean by its foreign buddies who are supporting military occupation of northeast lands.
      Lanka is bing Militarized against China by US. Trump-land that has invented the “Indo-Pacific” recently and sponsored a meeting on the Indian Ocean (where Trumps IO puppet Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe, spoke in Vietnam which is NOT an Indian Ocean Country! Strange indeed.
      The military-business model of post war development was started by US Citizen Gota who also priviatized part of SL Navy as Avant Guard on the bidding of his Washignton and LA handlers.
      TNA and Tamils should protest outside US embassy and ask it to stop all the (Fake) Aid it is giving the SL military and Navy– to occupy Tamil’s lands, while bullshitting about Human Rights in Geneva.
      US is sending its Marines “Pacific Angels” (Ha, Ha, Ha) to do Fake Humanitarin Operations and Disaster prepardness in Indian Ocean Hub (hah), when US is causing the disaster of Militarization of Lanka Indian Ocean and supporting the Lankan military to occupy civilian Lands in post-war northeast, while weaponizing religion – by promoting Buddhist and Muslim clashes to protect its puppets – both, Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe and Gota Jarapassa.
      Reply

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      Mr Sumanthiran
      For Sinhala majority to accept a new Constitution, the Tamil minority must accept Sri Lanka is the land of all citizens and no one part is traditional homeland of the Tamil minority community. Tamil community in Colombo district amounts to 25% whereas Sinhala community in Jaffna district amounts to 2%. Let us rectify that and then discuss a new Constitution.

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        Eagle Eye,
        It is true that Tamils and Sinhalese should accept that this island belongs to Tamils and Sinhalese. No one denies this truth. What you are trying to prove by arguing that the Tamils account for Colombo district amounts to 25% and the Sinhala community in Jaffna district is 2%? What proportion of Sinhalese you expect to be in Jaffna district? Do you know that 25% Tamils in colombo district were not settled by govt? What is the proportion of Tamils in Monaragale, Hambotota, Matara? Are you going to settle 25% of Tamils and Muslims in each district? Don’try to fool yourself by putting bulshit arguments?

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          Ajith
          You are correct. Not settled by govt. So how come? It is because the Sinhalese do not have a Thesawalami law nor custom, is it not? How is it 25% despite the genocide? Since you ask, Tamils in Moneragala 12.8%, Hambantota 1.5%, Matara 4.5%, Kandy 11.2%, Ratnapura 16%. Only in Hambantota is it less than 2%. The govt. has a sacred duty to settle Sinhalese and Muslims in the North to at least 30% to negate the nonsensical Traditional Homeland theory. FYI Colombo’s Muslim population is 31% making Sinhalese the third largest community, in effect a minority.

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            Eagle eye,
            It is not the thesavalamai law prohibited Sinhalese buying land or settling in the North or South. Thesavalamai law is not in all districts of North East. Tamils bought land and settled in Colombo because it was the Capital under British rule and they needed educated Tamils to do the public service. I have never heard that any Tamils settled by the Govt in the South. If you were prepared to work in the upcountry development there wouldn’t be Tamil in the Up country. If you were educated enough under British rule, there wouldn’t be any Tamil doctors and Engineers to work in the Sinhala areas. Go and study how the population distribution changed in the East since 1948. I know very well that there were Bakeries in Jaffna owned by Sinhalese and lot of Sinhalese educated in Jaffna but no one prepared to live there because they were lazy people depend on British govt for food.

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              Ajith
              Your response, to say the least, is uninformed.
              First of all, there is no area called North East. There are only Northern and Eastern Provinces, two out of nine in the country. Tamils bought land in Colombo because Sinhalese sold them the land and government gave them jobs. At the beggining, Tamil males came to work in Colombo leaving women and children back in the north. They stayed in hostels (chummaries) in areas such as Wellewatte, Dehiwala etc. The constant bellyach of Tamils of ‘Genocide’ by Sinhalese must be evaluated taking Tamil migration to the South for employment and business to get a correct picture (it does not mean race riots did not take place – it did and need be condemned). Yes, Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people were settled in Gal Oya development Project in the East. Do you think there was a sufficient number of Tamils to man the entire project? There were a total of 884,700 Sri Lankan Tamils (10.9% of the population) in 1953 census. Do you think, the English educated Brahmin/Vellar types living in Colombo and the North would have plowed the fields in Gal Oya? Not in this lifetime. I suggest you study population distribution in the districts of Colombo and Jaffna. Dept. of C&S does not have district wise data going back beyond 1981. However, what is available is sufficient to trash your assertions. Tamil population in Colombo District in 1981 (prior to July’83), 2001 and 2011 amounted to 170,590, 247,739 and 235,090 respectively whereas in the Jaffna District Sinhalese population amounted to 6,659 (prior to July’83), no census in 2001 under LTTE and 2,284 respectively. In the light of these changes, it is the govt.’s duty to rectify this imbalance. We can thereafter talk of a new Constitution.

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                Eagle Eye,
                You may have forgotten that according to Indo-Lanka accord of 1987 North East was one unit. Before European invasion there was three kingdoms in this island. Tamils did not come to work for Sinhalese government. They came to Colombo during British rule which united all three kingdoms together and made Colombo as Capital in 1815. Under British rule Tamils served in the South mainly Colombo because British couldn’t find educated Sinhalese in the South. Do you know that Tamils settled earlier chased away and those land were settle by Sinhalese prisoners in Manal Aru that now called as Welioya. When you bomb North and East it is reasonable to move Colombo which is saver for them because after 1983 genocide the world attention turn to Srilanka. Do you know why there was no riots after 1983 in the South? Go and study the population statistics that is available from 1881 for North East?

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                  Ajith
                  No, I have not forgotten. It would appear, you have forgotten, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka declared North East of Indo-Lank Accord as invalid and demerged the two provinces in 2007. Trincomalee was part of the Kandyan Kingdom till the British brought Ceylon under 5 administrative provinces. If as you say, the British brought Tamils to work in Colombo due to lack of educated Sinhalese, why did they not return to where they came from after 04 February 1948? I can not recollect the government pleading with the Tamils to remain in Colombo. In whatever way you look at statistics, Sri Lankan Tamils never amounted to more than `12% of the country’s population and that is an undisputed fact. They have always wanted to have the best of both worlds – wanting to share the South while keeping the North to themselves. Is it your wish to have riots? Post-1989 governments have been sensible and have not allowed such acts as it helps no one and puts the country back. Not every Sinhalese consider riots as the answer to conflict resolution.

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                    It is common sense people migrate to the commercial hub. And that is why Tamils migrated to Colombo. But when carrying out development projects in less developed areas, government need to intervene and settle people as people will not go on their behalf. This happens all over the country. But Sri Lanka cannot go ahead with its development plans due to Tamil tribal politics.

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                      They migrated to the capital despite genocide !!!

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                      Eagle Blind Eye/Raj

                      The army won the war despite “with one hand tied behind its back” and UN Human Rights Charter in the other. Bravo.

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                    Eagle Eye
                    It was the corrupt half Portuguese CJ Sarath N Silva who unjustly and illegally ordered the so called unmergement of Nort East in contravention of the International Accord reached between the Sovereign states of India and SL in 1987.
                    The Legal elected PM of India and the President of SL were the signatories of the said Accord and is recognised by the UN and world at large uncritically.

                    The Lankan SC’ CJ’s judgement to set aside the said international accord therefore stands entirely invalidated.
                    The only way out for the likes of you and others like yourselves is “dare have another round of 1983” to test the result.

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                      Nonsense. It was the corrupt Indian Rajiv Gandhi who unjustly and illegally merged North and East.

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                      Eagle Eye/Raj/Dr Clean/SL citizen

                      It was JR who merged North and East provincial Councils.
                      Rajiv was not the president nor the prime minister of this island.
                      As usual you have no sense of history.
                      You should take rest and indulge in nursery games.

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                    Eagle Eye please place facts correctly. Trincomalee district north of Mahaveli ganga was under Jaffna kingdom. It is the part south of Mahaveli ganga that was under Kandyan kingdom. When Portuguese captured Jaffna kingdom, this part of Trincomalee came under their rule. That is why when Robert Knox landed in Trincomalee, nothing happened to him and it was only when he crossed the river he was captured by King’s guards and taken to Kandy. There is a tree in Mutur which is south of Mahaveli where Knox was tied before being taken away. Also original people of eastern province are coastal Veddhas who were living in an area from Mutur to Kumana, and are now Tamilised. Their seat of rule was recently discovered in Kathiraveli north of Batticaloa. Just because their land was once under Kandyan kingdom does not mean it belongs to Sinhalese. Sri Lanka was once part of British empire, and does this mean that British are entitled to take over Sri Lanka. Several stone inscriptions in Tamil aged over 2000 years have been discovered in Mahiladitivu and Kathiraveli in Batticaloa and Weber stadium in Trincomalee, while not a single stone inscription in Sinhala been unearthed in eastern province. Indo-Lanka accord is an international agreement which one country cannot revoke unilaterally. Sri Lanka supreme court does not have any jurisdiction on that and it should have been taken up by international court. Therefore demerging of north and east is illegal. Also during the trial Tamils were not allowed to make submissions against demerger, so much for justice system in Sri Lanka which is institutionally racist.

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                      Bullocks. Trick Port was under Kandyan Kingdom even when Dutch controlled most of Maritimr Provonces.

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                      Eagle Blind Eye/Raj

                      “Trick Port was under Kandyan Kingdom even when Dutch controlled most of Maritimr Provonces.”

                      Since when?
                      Could you tell us when exactly did the Kandyan Kingdom come into existence.

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                  yes yes Tamils are superior and better people than Sinhalese and more educated people. Are you happy now? The problem Superior Thamila is, people migrate to where business is and where commercial activity takes place. Jaffna remained in the medieval period where Superior Vellalar Thamilars can keep a harem of low caste women and practice their caste oppression while indulging in a cosmopolitan lifestyle in Colombo. That is because Sinhalese tend to be more cosmopolitan and open to other cultures. That is why almost all Sinhala areas turned cosmopolitan with time while Jaffna remained as the hellhole of Tamil Taliban.

                  And coming back to the topic, as people tend to migrate towards more commercial centers and not otherwise, the government need to intervene and settle people in less progressive areas (because it does not happen otherwise). Tribal hellholes which can be problematic is a prime target in such schemes.

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                  According to Indo-Lanka accord North and East was not made one unit, but provisions were introduced to make it one unit. And as the brainy superior Thamilars messed it up we the stupid Sinhalese could changed the situation in our favor. Happy now? Well you will have to live with it.

                  What are those population statistics in 1881? And before that?
                  And tell Sumathiran to keep his mouth fully open for the new constitution.

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              You mean Sinhalese who owned bakeries in Jaffna did not settle in Jaffna because they are lazy people depending on Brits for food? Is rationality something missing in Tamil psyche?

              Tamils came to Sinhala areas because unlike Tamils, Sinhalese do not practice a policy of limiting other ethnicities from settling in their areas. That is why many Sinhala towns and villages became multi ethnic with time.

              And the Brits deliberately changed the ethnic composition in the country by bringing South Indians and settled them in the central part while Dutch brought Malabars and settled them in North for tobacco cultivation. Brits brought Tamils and again settled them in Eastern province.

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            Eagle Eye

            Please send those Tamils back to India before they too convert themselves into Sinhala/Buddhist fascism following in your foot steps.

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              Tamil = fascism……They are born with it.

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        Eagle eye
        You are right. Further, Tamils (All Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival scattered across the island) must be relocated into the envisaged Homeland.

        Soma

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          And Soma and her bigoted friends located back to their ancestral homeland . Tamil Nadu of now the flood ravaged Kerala to sink or swim.

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        Eagle Eye,
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        “Sinhala community in Jaffna district amounts to 2%”
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        Source please! I do not believe that there are 2% Sinhalese in Jaffna District.

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          Lone Wolf
          Source; Dept. of Census & Statistics
          I have rechecked my calculations made of DC&S stats and following are correct figures.
          District of Jaffna (2012)
          Total. 583.883 100%
          Tamil 577,338 98.8%
          Sinhalese 2,284 0.4%
          Muslim 2,126 0.3%
          Ind. Tamil 1.807 0.3%
          Thanks for the query which enabled me to correct my grave error

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          Lone Wolf

          “Source please!”

          I am sorry, are you mad or something or being childish?
          When a Sinhala/Buddhist racists/fascists/bigots types something here or anywhere else it must be based on facts. You don’t demand reference.

          They have the right to say anything as they type along.

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          Yeah It is Tamil Taliban hellhole

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            sach

            “Yeah It is Tamil Taliban hellhole”

            Rich, coming from a a***hole.

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        Eagle Eye,

        ” For Sinhala majority to accept a new Constitution, the Tamil minority must accept Sri Lanka is the land of all citizens and no one part is traditional homeland of the Tamil minority community. ”

        It seems Sumanthiran’s speech is for everybody, but not for you. Still you can put an effort to understand. ” ‘In a country with a permanent majority it is important to share powers of governance in such a way that all peoples have equal citizenship rights. That is for what the new constitution for.

        The reason is ” Sri Lanka’s Sinhala majority must itself acknowledge injustice of simple majoritarian rule and clamor for reform and justice for other peoples”

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        If all Tamils leave Colombo and the south then the new constitution is very welcomed.

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          Thanthai Chelva

          If all the descendants of Kallathonies, Tamils, Sinhalese Muslims, … leave this island we do not need a constitution.

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    The country is filled with rascal dominated extremists. Leaders are most knowin senior politcians.

    People are made to believe, that what they have been uttering is the facts. But facts lie somewhere else.

    So long Rajapkshe supporters take the ground in lanken MEDIA, efforts being made towards change the attitudes of the people will end up in vain.

    Now all blatant lies have been packed in the SINGAPORE srilanka agreement – which is being under discussion. They everasively add their thought to block the process. How can this country ever be a better state which could bring the dreams of the people into reality.

    They dont know the different between federalism and forming new countries. So, how can we ever expect these people to see it right.

    I was in the view, we are a free nation, but with the last 3 years, having being able to study the mind set of average folks, I do believe, this country is one another place promoting extremism.

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    Straight and Narrow politics from both communities not forgetting the Muslim community.
    No more doing hanky Panky with rogue Politicians by saying yes SIR/ MADAM to every crooked moves.
    Change the Crooked Thieving Mentality starting with Politicians ending with general public.
    Since we have created the monsters in Thieving ,: Politicians, Doctors, Lawyers, and Educationists and the Spiritual leaders !
    What can we expect more ??
    Expect a Srilanka with no moral values or cultures have produced just the Thieves for over a century.
    Well done Politicos and the Spiritual leaders.

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    Keynes!
    It is the mixed-up and brainless thinking of people like you that makes Sri Lanka’s racial problems unsolvable. Get your thoughts in order before you put pen to paper. Otherwise you end up writing meaningless nonsense.

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      Dionysus,

      Wayamba Polymers?

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    All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

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      Yes the Tamils/Tamil speakers are the majority in the NE. Puttalam. Colombo and in Nuwara Eliya district their will must prevail in their areas and not Sinhalese will. It can prevail in other areas. Aponso! How are your close relatives living in fishing villages in Southern Tamil Nadu? Have you visited them recently?

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    A NEW CONSTITUTION and the CONSTITUTION Sumanthiran wants to force down the throat of the majority of the country are not one and the same!

    Come on Summa…. we are not bovines like you guys (public funded politicos)…..!

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      No you are sheep that love the Mahavamsa fable forced down your throat and then start bleating around and creating trouble. Baa Baa ( I can’t I can’t)

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    “In a country with a permanent majority it is important to share powers of governance in such a way that all peoples have equal citizenship rights.”. Have they identified the areas where there are un-equal citizenship rights, and how a new constitution will rectify this permanently.

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      Steve:
      You have touched on something that is very important. Written law by itself is not going to cure the ills of this country although it would help.
      We have many things in the books but implementation has been an issue. Rajapaksa turned Sri Lanka into a police state. Everything that was done from looting the country to murdering, raping and torturing its citizens were against the law of the land but written law did not prevent it. One of the main reason why they could do it with impunity was because people accepted it as the norm as long as they were not the victims.

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        Thanks Burt, for all your positive comments.
        .
        I must confess that I’m getting tired of all our politicians, but occasionally one sees something to cheer about.

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          Sinhala Man . Again I say that I wish there were more Sinhalese like you . The country would have been very different

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        Dear Steve and Burt,
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        With intelligent guys like you around one feels that there may be a future for Sri Lanka.

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      That is correct. But the first thing is, theoretically North East and up country minority races should receive the protection by power sharing from being overruled, looted, murdered, raped and forcefully ejected from their land, unlike now happening in the North. Yahapalanaya is aggressively taking Chinese to North to block North becoming self-ruling area. Some preferences have to be decided by having a referendum by the voters lived on those area before 1983.The reason for Tamil living area protection is, never in the future of the Lankawe the 1956 to 1983 pogroms will be eliminated unless leader Piraphaharan comes back.

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        Now you want power sharing for up country as well? Man Tamil homelands is something that grows right?

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          sach

          “Man Tamil homelands is something that grows right?”

          Maybe the size of Tamil homeland has inverse correlation with your paranoia and stupidity.

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    It is religion which divides peoples of any nation much more than language.
    Secularism along with federalism are the remedy for equal status of people in any country.
    Best example is India which has so technologically advanced as to send the largest number of satellites into space on top of a single rocket – and, many of their rocket engineers are women.

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    We will accet new constitution. But NO,
    a. Federalism
    b. Elam
    c Tamil Homeland
    d. Thesawalamai law
    e. police powers
    f. Land powers.
    g. exclusive provinces to any particular race.
    h. provincial police

    No power sharing with any body as it is one government and its writ is all over Sri Lanka. Racist thug Sumanthiran, how do you find this?

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      Racist Wijetunga, do you want another Parippu drop, this time delivered from west.

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        Sankaralingam, Despite Parippu Drop, last time matters were settled in Nandikadal. Give it your best shot and matters can be settled once and for all. Make sure you return from your safe haven in London, do your bit and receive what you richly deserve.

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          Nandikadal debacle occurred because Prabaharan did not handle paripppu drop properly. Instead of having a meal with Indians while Sinhalese watched the fun, he had a meal with Sinhalese and paid the price for it. Next time it will not be the case and there will be no Prabaharan to spoil the party. for your information, I am giving Sinhala racists in UK what they richly deserve.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

            Please don’t get me wrong.
            Did Prabaharan ever work for Tamil speaking people.
            All I heard about him was that he in every possible way worked against the Tamils/Muslims/Sinhalese and worked for the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists and the armed forces, say since 1975.

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        we got parippu, and your women got raped by them…literally

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          Sach Japanese surrendered for a hydrogen bomb, but Sinhalese surrendered to a parippu bomb. You will not know both because in the first instance you were not born and in the second instance you were hiding under the bed.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

            “You will not know both because in the first instance you were not born and in the second instance you were hiding under the bed.”

            On the contrary, sach, Sinhala/Buddhist fascists, politicians, armed forces, … were hiding behind VP/LTTE’s bum.

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          sach

          “we got parippu, and your women got raped by them…literally”

          You didn’t get parrippu.
          LTTE got parrippu and arms.
          You got death, injury, desertion, Missing In Action, some made loads of money out of Sinhalese misery., screwed up head, arms forces hiding behind VP’s bum, ………………………….. Ranaviru demanding innocent Sinhala female sex for their sacrifice (war crimes), …………………..

          You don’t

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            Native Vedda
            Check out what LTTE got in Vanni which ended in Nandikadal!!!

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              Eagle Blind Eye/Raj

              Why have you changed your pseudonym while keeping the avatar same?
              Are you suffering from temporary blindness or short term memory loss like soma?

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      Nimal:
      “Sumanthiran, how do you find this?”
      I don’t know about Sumanithiran but I see it as a guy making a grocery list without a clue of what he is writing.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      You can shove your constitution wherever you find holes, perhaps Champa’s hole of shame. Isn’t that what your Sinhala/Buddhist fascists have been doing in the past 70 years?

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        No we have been facing Tamil fascism for 70 years coming from its epicenter in TN

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          sach

          “No we have been facing Tamil fascism for 70 years coming from its epicenter in TN”

          Well its other way round, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, …………….. have been subjected to Sinhala/Buddhist Fascism since 1915. Your uncle the public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala sharpened its grip on stupid people.

          By the way what is Fascism?
          And do you know your head is stuck in HLD M’s ……………..?

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    We will accept new constitution. But NO,
    a. Federalism
    b. Elam
    c Tamil Homeland
    d. Thesawalamai law
    e. police powers
    f. Land powers.
    g. exclusive provinces to any particular race.
    h. provincial police

    No power sharing with any body as it is one government and its writ is all over Sri Lanka. Racist thug Sumanthiran, how do you find this?

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      Are you sure your willi functions effectively?
      Only those who are impotent who cannot bear sharing powers with others.
      You should visit your therapist to see if you could improve your health and remove all your performance anxiety.

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      Nimal TW

      It is the extreme prejudice you now show that kept the Stateless issue boiling from 1948 to 1987 – often straining Indo-Lankan relations. Eventually, the Sinhala State, the bigoted power-hungry Mahanayakas and the Sinhala extremists had to yield to reason. But a lakh of people had to pay for it and shed daily tears for nearly half a century.

      Vanangamudi

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        What is the stateless issue? Making Indian labor brought by brits who stayed in SL for just 5 years stateless? Do you get PR in countries after living 5 years in it?

        Lakhs of people died because of Tamil linguistic nationalism. I believe if not for venomous Tamil nationalism which was full of vituperation against the Sinhalese, Sinhala leadership would have been able to manage the Sinhala people and go for a power devolution in the periphery. But venomous Tamil nationalism always always acted with an air of superiority that blocked any attempt at arriving at a solution.

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          Sach,

          To say Indians who stayed here for 5 years demanded Lankan Citizenship is a travesty and is a comment calculated to deceive the reading public. Almost all of them, who secured Lankan Citizenship in 1987, have been languishing here for generations. Those experts who studied the law found many clauses in the 1948 Citizenship Bill calculated to deny Citizenship to the deserving. The Indian side laughed at this because they knew DS’s Govt were merely playing the fool, to use a hackney phrase. DS was only trying to keep “Thonda’s people” away because he feared, as unionised workers, they will vote for the left (Sinhala) parties and against the UNP. It was, therefore, DS and the UNP at that time who were responsible for the communal cyclone of latter decades. Ironically, it was a UNP Govt that conceded Citizenship to these workers in 1987.

          Vanangamudi

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    What a good idea Mr Sumanthiran. I think you need to take up this issue in the UK, Australia, Canada and the US too where the bastards are not giving our rights.

    As a Tamil living in England, I face much worse issues of discrimination than I ever faced in Sri Lanka.

    I live in the South Shields electorate whre around 15% of the population are Sri Lankan Tamils. But we have no right to study in our own language, or to get official work including access to justice system in Tamil. We are also discriminated socially and in employment. Toilet cleaning job seems to be reserved for us.

    Could Mr Sumanthiram please also ask the British government to write a constitution in the first place, giving us a self-governing state around South Shields? Scarborough in Canada where my third cousin lives is good for the Tamils in Canada, and Strathfield in Sydney in Australia.

    It will be greatly appreciated.

    A bit of advice. I suggest you come dressed in police type ‘riot gear’ to escape rocks and be prepared to run away from the mobs, fast.

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      Sellamuttu,

      You have written absolute nonsense! Why should Sumanthiran ask the British about your ignorance? If Britain is discriminatory for you why the hell are you still living there? You can go back to SL where you will be treated with respect where you can do your business in Sinhala!

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        BI, The proper way to treat imbeciles is to ignore them.

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        He is no Tamil but a Sinhalese. Sinhalese have a tendency to do this Post rubbish and anti Tamil garbage under Tamil identities and think people are stupid and will not see through. He is a Tamil who had fled Sinhalese persecution and now lives in London and faces worse discrimination and his children cannot study in Tamil. Most probably a Sinhalese economic migrant living somewhere in London and working at a Tamil shop or cleaning garbage.

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        Clearly your arse is burning!

        Doesn’t your advice apply to Tamils in Sri Lanka too then? Sholdn’t they go back to South India?

        You hypocrites should not be allowed that courtesy. You should be taken to the beach and given some help to swim back to where you came from, dishonest, greedy bastards.

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          So you are Sinhalese. Your angry rant proves this. Sellamuttu indeed must be some Somapala cleaning garbage in London and posting garbage here.

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          Sellamuttu – Arse watching English Tamil

          “Clearly your arse is burning!”

          Can you see his arse from wherever you are. Burning Issue lives in Sri Lanka.

          “Doesn’t your advice apply to Tamils in Sri Lanka too then? Sholdn’t they go back to South India?”

          Good idea

          My people have millennium old issues with Sinhala and Tamil speaking descendants of Kallathonies. Please advise us how to get rid of both people from my ancestral soil and send them back to their ancestral homeland in South India where they will feel homely. You could visit them regularly if Hindians allow you to.

          “You hypocrites should not be allowed that courtesy. You should be taken to the beach and given some help to swim back to where you came from, dishonest, greedy bastards.”

          Though I maybe tempted to mete out the kind of treatment you have suggested being compassionate my Elders would not allow me to carry out such a demeaning exercise unlike you barbarians they are wise.

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      Sellamuttu:
      Your post only says one thing loud and clear: GOD DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE.

      He has created IDIOTS in all races.

      Is Tamil an official language in England?

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      Sinhala Sellamuttu, you did’t know in Canada you can use Tamil in Court? There is no Sinhala Only Jury. If you have money you can open your school. Home study in your language also possible. I am not sure of Britain. Speak to a Tamil friend to find out in what ways you can use Tamil. If you don’t speak Tamil or English, speak in Sinhala; many of them are fluent in all three language. Vijaya and British English migrated to the country they are living. Tamil lived in Ceylon from the beginning. In out land we want to use our language. “Then Mathurai” where the Tamil Sangam originated is Matara. That is why the oldest Muruga’s temple is in Kathirkamam. He presided the first Sangam

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        Mathurai became Matara…ha ha these Tamils……machan pronouncing a name in your Tamil style does not make that place a Tamil place. Tamils did not live in SL from the beginning. If they did, they wont be a community without any heritage trying to steal from others. There is no ethnicity called Tamil. Tamil is simply a language. It was made an ethnicity by the Indian constitution. There is a reason even your holy mahabharata called TN as Chola and Pandya and not Tamil. Because you did not exist then.

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      Sellamuttu

      “As a Tamil living in England, I face much worse issues of discrimination than I ever faced in Sri Lanka.”

      Its unacceptable.
      As a Sinhala/Buddhist would you face issues of discrimination in England? I am told they treat the Sinhala/Buddhiats differently than their Tamil brethren. Being Aryans English consider the Sinhala/Buddhist as one of their own.

      I suggest you convert to Sinhala/Buddhism right away.

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    Sumanthiran you must OBEY the Sinhalese!! You will not be given any other options. OBEY the Sinhalese!!

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      Brown Gravatar SinhalaMan,
      .
      Before you can start addressing Sumanthiran in the expectation of a reply, why don’t you respond any way you desire to the questions asked of you last week ? Although repeatedly challenged, you wrote only one sentence and received a record number of “Dislikes”.
      .
      Let me show you, the very first of the comments on this article.:
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/bbc-bars-azzam-ameen-from-media-conferences-and-political-interviews/
      .
      It can hardly be that you treat your comments like sh*t, which you deposit in some place, and never come back to see the damage that you have done.
      .
      With fellows like you as citizens, Sri Lanka may soon cease to exist.

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    from the time of SWRD AND SJV SEVANAYAGAM how ever or how much you shout from roof top NO SINGALA LEADER OR EVEN ORDINARY MAN will never accept even JUST BASICS RIGHTS OF TAMILS. tamils are only ALLOWED TO eat and drink.THEY THE SINGALA MAJORITY WANTS TO KEEP THIS PROBLEM LIKE A BEGARS WOUND TO PLAY POLITICS WITH THAT.AT THE END SUMANTHIRAN WILL LOOSE HIS SUPPORT AMONG TAMILS AND WILL LEAD TNA TO RIP BY BEGGING FROM SINGALA RULERS WHETHER IT IS SLFP-UNP-JAVP-LSSP-CP-0R EVEN SLPP.ONE GOOD THING ABOUT SUMANTHIRAN IS HE IS TALKING THE JUST RIGHT AND TRUTH WITH OUT THINGING ABOUT NEXT ELECTION AND HIS POLITICAL FUTURE.

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    Must!

    This fool must be rehabilitated.

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    TAMILS must unequivocally reject the idea of a Tamil Nation. Autonomy yes but if you think you can have the cake and eat it too you are dreaming. You cannot live in Colombo, Matara, Kegalle, Kandy, Galle, Negombo, and all across Sinhala Eelam and then demand a racially exclusive racist tamil only land in the NE. That is the simple fact. Either get out of these areas totally, INCLUDING leaving Wellawatte and Bambalapatiya, Thimbirigasyaya Anderson flats etc and go to the calcified barren soils and dry scorching heat and backward Hindoo ritualistic Caste driven areas of the North or REJECT Eelam first. If you reject Hindoo backward caste ridden structure and become Christian and accept the love of Jesus you will lose the urge to put suicide vests on brainwashed little girls and give them cyanide

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      Born again
      Tamils ( All Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival, scattered across the island) must be relocated into the envisaged Homeland.

      Soma

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        somass

        The only main issue pending is the relocation of Ghetto building Sinhala/Buddhists fascists. I am working on it. you are rest assured you will be allocated an officially recognised and defined area in the deep South. Hang on. Get your bags ready.

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      I don’t think you are a Born Again but Born Mad or Born a Bigot. Please do not use the name of Lord Jesus Christ in vain to spread hatred and bigotry. You first learn the love of Lord Jesus. If you really did , you will not be posting this hate filled message. No actual Born Again will post something to hate filled and vile message like this. You are even insulting Christianity, Lord Jesus and its message of love peace and brotherhood.

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      Those Tamils who cannot integrate will need to relocate themselves in their homeland in squalid Tamil Nadu and not in NE of Sri Lanka. The entire island of Sri Lanka is the home to majority Sinhala Buddhist community which they will share with any “peaceful” community regardless of race or religion.. But, remember there will not be any “Tamil only” ghettos in Sri Lanka. The way forward will be to open up NE for large scale Sinhala settlements and the integration of the communities. The ordinary Tamils have shown their preference to live among the Sinhalese. Lets build on this for harmony.The Tamil racists have no say in these matters and there are effective means to deal with them.
      Dear Mr Sumanthiran, you are old enough and sufficiently smart not to tell the Sinhalese what to do. Use your brains please!

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        lal loo

        “Those Tamils who cannot integrate will need to relocate themselves in their homeland in squalid Tamil Nadu and not in NE of Sri Lanka. “

        Please advise where will you relocate the descendants whose ancestors came out of a union of beast and the beauty? The history writers legitimise beastiality, incestuous relation, parricidal sons as being virtues of rulers and descendants which is exactly what you represent in these columns.

        I wont be surprised if you slept with your sister, mother, aunt, grandma, … already killed your dad and copulated with your pet animal.

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    M.A Sumanthiran MP,

    “TNA Parleamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran insisted that nothing short of a new constitution will help resolve issues, even though not all the problems of the Tamil people can be sorted by such a move.”

    “insisted that the Sinhala majority must accept a new constitution.”

    A majority from each community must accept the new constitution, AND there should be separation of religion and state, BECAUSE the religious beliefs, of Nibbana, Nirvana, Heaven, Hell and Purgatory have not YET been demonstrated, in the Para=occupied Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

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    Dear Sumanthiran,
    Sinhalese leadership determined to destroy this island and no one can stop that destruction. They love blood and money. They all are settled in various developed countries and they want to massacre all Sinhalese little by little. That is why they killed over 10000 in 1970 and over 60000 in 1989-90 and by murdering over 50000 in the name of soldiers. Mahinda family is in USA, SWRD family in UK and Some are in Australia. Why they should be worry about Sinhalese or Tamils who live in this island. They have saved billions in other countries.

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    The important thing is these are the issues that these people use to get elelcted. Why don’t they become highway robbers. It is more respectable.

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      Sinhala Buddhists keep bastardizing the religion, so I thought of giving the readers a glimpse of the real for a change.

      https://youtu.be/SKe5pdohKQQ

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    Mr. Sumanthiran: You are a Lawyer and an MP. Doesn’t it dawn on you the “TROUBLES” you are willingly or unwillingly creating, the usage of words and terms when speaking in public, e.g “Share power of Governance”; ‘acknowledge injustice of majority rule”; “justice for other people”. You are on the “Business” of selling a New Constitution” , don’t forget, to the ENTIRE COUNTRY called Sri Lanka. So isn’t it prudent to speak of a THEME based on ONE COUNTRY and ONE NATION – a HOMOGENEOUS society. Let the “cultural”; “religious”; “tribal” differentaitions aside to be looked after by the respective communities. As a STATE, design a Constitution to be applicable and adhered to GOVERN a SINGLE COUNTRY and its NATIONALS based on a COMMON SET OF RULES and SYSTEMS. So please GIVE UP these terms in speeches and actions, such as “Power Sharing”; “Majority Injustice” ; “Justice for Minorities” “Tamil Homeland” ; “Self Rule” – all of which are DIVISIVE and denotes SEPARATISM. If you continue on those terms, you will never, ever succeed.

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      Thanks for all that common sense, Douglas.

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      Douglas,

      The Tamils did not ask for separation nor did they ask for federalism until the Sinhala introduced the Sinhala language act with no consultation whatsoever with the Tamil speaking people! So when the Tamils stand up for their rights you call them decisive! You are indeed applying different yardstick to the Sinhala and Tamils why? The Tamils have been systematically purged from the state administration and isn’t that divisive? Occupying the north and east with disproportionate army isn’t that divisive? Isn’t your myopic disposition amount to divisiveness!

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      Douggie
      Instead of advising Sumanthiran, why not come forward and perform in deed all what you say in words?
      No one will criticise and every reasonable person in the island and the world at large will not hesitate to back you for the effort.
      I shall join in if it produces the desired results for the entire country even if you do not invite me, seeing the bent tail of the Sinhala, Tamil,Muslim dog’s tails could be indeed be straightened.

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        Uthungan

        Douglas is awaiting for the right Ein führer (a tyrannical leader) emerge from homogenized One people One Nation.
        Start practicing the Nazi salute.
        After reading Douglas’s unwitting enthusiasm for fascism don’t be surprised if he one day appeared in his Schutzstaffel (SS) uniform and insignia, in front of you door demanding your total loyalty to the homogenized state and the one leader, perhaps Gotabhaya who has Mahasangha’s blessing.

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      Douglas Man

      “So isn’t it prudent to speak of a THEME based on ONE COUNTRY and ONE NATION – a HOMOGENEOUS society.”

      You have been sitting on the wall for a long time it is confirmed now you have joined the racially homogenous, ‘Aryan’ Sinhala/Buddhist national community. You are no longer a closet Sinhala/Buddhist which I appreciate, at least you are being honest.

      After ONE COUNTRY and ONE NATION – a HOMOGENEOUS society and what is next?
      Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer. (‘One People, One Nation, One Leader!’).
      Is Dr Mahinda the Ein Führer or Dr Gota?

      There are many choices one can make in this world only if you leave your parochially closed mind look outside . I know it is difficult for people who are being punished for looking/thinking outside the box.

      Have you been practicing Nazi salute secretly in your bedroom or bathroom?

      Nazi salute constitute a gesture or salute in which the right arm is inclined upwards, with the hand open and palm down.

      Have you heard of unity in diversity? Think about it.
      Have you heard of bottom up solution? Think about it.

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    A constitution is a serious document. Words must be precise and lend themselves for clear legal interpretation. Who are Tamils and who are Sinhalese must be clearly defined. On my part whenever I use the word ‘Tamils” I never fail to elaborate it as ” All Tamil language speaking people irrespective of their religion or the date of arrival,”. Sumathithran must begin with his definition if he is serious about our participation in a meaningful discussion. TNA has been using various permutations and combinations of ‘Tamils’, ,’Tamil speaking people’ ‘Tamil Nation’, ‘Ealam Tamils’, ,’Eazam Tamils’ etc. deliberately confusing the subject. Tamil racist donkeys on this column also wouldn’t tell us for whom they are demanding a ‘political solution’. Just wasting time.

    Soma

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      soma

      “A constitution is a serious document.”

      It is not in Sri Lankan context.
      How many of you actually read the document and insisted the rulers, armed forces, politicians, functionaries comply with it?

      “Words must be precise and lend themselves for clear legal interpretation. “

      The principles and the practice are far more important than the words.
      It is for the legal draftsman’s department to define the words along with constitution. Have you ever care to look up a Sri Lankan constitution?

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    The whole country is suffering from the bad effects of introducing Provincial Councils – a pure white elephant. This lot is asking for more!

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      The whole country is suffering from the bad effects of Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists like you , who from the time of independence have ruined this land , with your Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism not others. As per the 1987 Indo Sri Lanka agreement there was only going to be one semi Federal Provincial council with land and police rights. The Tamil NE provincial council. In the rest of the country no other provincial council. However wily racist anti Tamil JR could not have this , so in order to dilute the power provided for the indigenous Tamils from NE and to appease his fellow Sinhalese racists and bigots, created seven other provincial councils, that were not needed and became a white elephant. Do not blame the Tamils but Sinhalese racist bigots like you for this. Asking for you just rights in your own land is not asking for more. May be to Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists, as they think that Tamil must remain as slaves and menials, just like what the Whites though of the blacks in Apartheid South Africa. Shows your mindset. Shame on you.

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      ” Asking for More1″ You sound like the work house master , who shouted at poor starving Oliver Twist for asking for a second helping as he was starving This is what Sinhalese racists like you are stating when poor starving and downtrodden Tamils are asking for their just rights in their own lands . Incensed and screeching ” This lot asking for more! ” How very apt and your words of anger and rage describes the mindset of most Sinhalese their government their armed forces/police and their establishments. Incensed and angry that Tamil dare to ask for their just rights, just like poor Oliver dared to ask for more food. ” Ask for More!” May be you should go and work for a workhouse or for the occupying Sinhalese armed forces in the north and east. You will fit in well.

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      Buddhi Perera

      “The whole country is suffering from the bad effects of introducing Provincial Councils – a pure white elephant. “

      Perhaps you have don some controlled test on provincial councils. Perhaps you are guessing. Perhaps you are paranoid. Perhaps you don’t like devolution, democracy, decentralization. Perhaps you centralised corrupt bureaucracy. Perhaps you want every citizen to spend lots of money and time travelling to Colombo and get things done. Perhaps you expect Appuhamy, Kandasamy to fork out ………………. extra bit under the table.

      Could we see evidence, arguments and how you arrive at your conclusion. Or is it your finger in the air experiment?

      Anyhow let me have your explanation as to why you oppose what you oppose?

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    Everybody including Suma, Sams and Ranil knows that any constitution that’s even remotely acceptable to the minorities will never be accepted by the majority.

    This is all pre-election gimmick.

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    Unfortunately the Sinhala majority fears the Tamil minority. This mentality among the ordinary Sinhalese people is exploited by their leaders, with the help of the unenlightened Buddhist clergy, to win elections. In this situation, no new constitution for power sharing and equal citizenship rights is ever going to be approved at a referendum. Only when people on all sides reject pseudo-nationalism and the politics of victimhood, and are willing to come together under an overarching Sri Lankan identity, can the long festering ‘ethnic imbroglio’ can be resolved.

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      Who wont fear Tamils which is like Islamic Taliban?

      What religion is to Taliban and Islamic extremists is what language is to Tamils.

      Tamil is lingustic Nazis who steal other peoples’ countries based on fake history

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    In other news: Sri Lanka judiciary attempts to clean Buddhism as the corrupt Mahasanga is incompetent and the politicians are still unable so grow a set of balls.

    “The Court of Appeal today declined to grant permission to the application filed on behalf of Ven. Gnanasara Thera, to file an appeal to the Supreme Court against his conviction.”

    “Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today directed the Fort Police to arrest Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera, Ven. Magalkande Saddhatissa and two other monks who were evading court in a case where they have been charged with damaging public property in 2017.”

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      Burt,
      /
      Here is real news:–“Star Sri Lankan student Mohamed Kamer Nilan Nizamdeen allegedly planned to attack a hit list of “symbolic” individuals and landmarks across Sydney in an ISIS-inspired lone-wolf terror attack that was foiled on Thursday when a co-worker stumbled across the list and alerted police.”–
      _
      So what are so called Sri Lankan Muslims up to???

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    It is important to note that Sinhalese do NOT vote en block as a majority ethnic group, they vote on party platforms which define policy differences, why cannot Tamils do the same? Why should there be Tamil parties, why cannot they be part of the left leaning or right leaning parties and vote as such. This is one country which will remain one country, any one who wants that should reject any constitutional Trojan Horse carrying Federalism inside which open up the road to secession.

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      wannihami, It is the resistance to Federalism that leads up to a quest for Secessionism.

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      wannihami

      “It is important to note that Sinhalese do NOT vote en block as a majority ethnic group, “
      However they had voted for 8 measures of free rice imported from the moon,

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    First can you settle the majority community that got displaced in the North and any other?
    Right to live anywhere must be demonstrated first.

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      thondamany

      “First can you settle the majority community that got displaced in the North and any other?”

      Can you settle the Muslim Community that got displaced in the North and the Tamils who were displaced by the army which still occupy their land in North East?

      “Right to live anywhere must be demonstrated first.”

      Forced to leave from their habitat and stealing their livelihood must be stopped first and then the exported hoodlums protected by armed forces, state functionaries and political and saffron clad thugs must be stopped and punished for the destruction they had been causing the farmers, traders, fisher folks, ……………………..

      Don’t hide your thugs, looters, land grabbers ………………….. under the right to live anywhere sloganeering.

      Why don’t you settle them in Galle Face, Viharamadevi Park, your home, all those huge Tea, Rubber, Cocoa, Cinnamon, coconut …………… estates which was once robbed from poor peasant and in Export processing zones?

      The weeping widow used to own huge estates in Sabaragamuwa Province. You should try and convince Sirisena to nationalise those estates and then distribute them to the plebs.

      In addition you should be looking for lands such as
      Gabadagam, Vidanegam, Viharegam, Nindagam, Ninda muttettu, Vidane muuttett, Ande muttettu, Koralegam, Saramarugam, Paraveni, ……………………….

      First settle them in fertile land and then send the rest to Middle East.
      If you could ask your leaders to import free land from the Moon is even better.

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        What a beautiful intelligent and witty reply to this bigot and racist. Well done.

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    Lets follow Israel and prepare the New Constitution defining the Citizens according to the Faith and Ethnic origin.
    America approves it.

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      Thondamany

      And shove it in your …… you know where.

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    Sumanthiran: The Sinhala Majority Must Accept A New Constitution.
    First of all The Sinhala people must Accept Tamil people.Muslim people and other minority people and their religion and and language as equal as theirs and treat them as bretherens. This is a mind thing….constituion will follow from there on

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      yes….Sinhalese need to learn from Tamils in TN how to tackle Tamil like they did to Telugu ryt?
      Sinhalese made the alien Tamil language on par with the language of the civilization of SL. And there is no impediment to following any religion….but still Sinhalese need to learn from others…

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    The claim” US is causing the disaster of Militarization of Lanka Indian Ocean and supporting the Lankan military to occupy civilian Lands in the post-war northeast, while weaponizing religion – by promoting Buddhist and Muslim clashes to protect its puppets – both, Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe and Gota Jarapassa” is pure nonsense. It is absurd to say that US is supporting the Lankan military to occupy civilian Lands and promoting Buddhist and Muslim clashes to protect its puppets.” If this is true how come US moved not one but several resolutions in the UNHRC calling on Sri Lanka to carry out constitutional reforms, strengthen the independence of the judiciary, promote human rights, press freedom etc. In short, don’t blame the US for the ommissions and commissions of the government. As for the claim the Tamils consist of 25% of the population of Colombo district, the correct figure is only 10.01%.
    S % M C.Tamils I.Tamils
    1981 Census[a] 1,318,835 77.61% 139,743 8.22% 170,590 10.04% 19,824 1.17% 50,249 2.96% 1,699,241
    2001 Census 1,724,459 76.60% 202,731 9.01% 247,739 11.00% 24,821 1.10% 51,524 2.29% 2,251,274
    2012 Census 1,771,319 76.69% 242,728 10.51% 231,318 10.01% 27,336 1.18% 37,108 1.61% 2,309,809.
    Between 1981 and 2012 the population percentage of Sinhalese, Sri Lanka Muslims Cey. Tamils have remained more or less the same. Educated Sinhalese should not massage the figures to score a debating point.

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      Dig deeper and check Colombo Division which consists of Col 1 to 10 excluding Col 5 (Thimbirigasyaye/Milagiriya)

      Total 323,257, Sin. 80,734 (25%), S/Tamil 100,570 (31%), Ind. Tamil 6,259 (2%),
      Muslim 129,492 (40%)

      It is not about a debating point. The government withdrew these stats two days after they were uploaded.

      As for US moves, Resolution was their way of showing the stick to ensure their puppet regime stays inline without getting completely aligned to China. Former US Ambassador Robert Blake who spearheaded the resolution also had an ax to grind in that Rajapaksa lied to him. If US concerns were for SL, where were all these naval visits and training exercises (the carrot) prior to 2010?

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    Two men,one called Appuhamy and the other Kanthasamy, born in say in Matara and Jaffna respectively must be able to go about their daily lives without being harassed by any officer of the government. Both must have equal rights to communicate in their respective mother tongue with the officers of the government. If there is problem for any one of thee two an adjustment must be made in the law. They must also be allowed to practice their believes without any hindrance.

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      There is a better solution. Let us adopt the Indian Constitution. When the Matara man goes to Jaffna, he must live and work in Jaffna man’s language. Similarly, when Jaffna man comes to Matara, he must live and work in Matara man’s language. Similarly, the Indian format of President being empowered to dismiss a state (in our case, Provincial) government.

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        Raj/Eagle Eye/SL Citizen/Dr Clean

        Firstly could you make up your mind as to which name/pseudonym you are going to use. Secondly by changing your name/pseudonym you are not going to enrich this forum with new ideas, solutions, compassion………….. and become a normal human being.

        Sri Lankan constitution does empower the president and the courts to dissolve any provincial council under certain circumstances.

        Read the excerpt from our constitution:

        The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
        CHAPTER XVII A

        (8) (a) The Governor may, from time to time, summon
        the Provincial Council to meet at such time and
        place as he thinks fit, but two months shall not
        intervene between the last sitting in one session
        and the date appointed for the first sitting in the
        next session.
        (b) The Governor may, from time to time, prorogue
        the Provincial Council.
        (c) The Governor may dissolve the Provincial
        Council.
        (d) The Governor shall exercise his powers under
        this paragraph in accordance with the advice
        of the Chief Minister, so long as the Board
        of Ministers commands, in the opinion of the
        Governor, the support of the majority of the
        Provincial Council.

        The powers to sack the Council is already enshrined in the constitution. President through his representative the governor can exercise his powers to dissolve the council.
        Since the powers are already there, will you please attend to other urgent issues such as cleaning your garden, toilet, ……………… and wash your wife’s clothes.

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