19 November, 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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    Sumathiratne,
    Native Sinhalese of Sinhalé (Sri Lanka) are not only the majority, they’re the true owners of Sinhalé (Sri Lanka).
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    So there won’t be a new constitution to please Tamils. But some amending are needed:
    Flush the 13th Amendment down the pan and implement the 6th amendment, and Sinhala language must be the only official language in Sri Lanka.
    Just integrate with Sinhalese or take the boat ride back to Tamil Nadu.

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      With a Name like John, wonder if you were a by-product of our colonial masters. Vijaya and several hundred of his followers came to Lanka after being expelled from an Indian kingdom. In Lanka, they displaced the island’s original inhabitants (Yakkhas), established a kingdom and became ancestors of the modern Sinhalese people.Root cause of war and divide. Your claim that SL belongs to the Sinhalese is fallacy. The True owners of Sri Lanka are the Indigenous Vedda community, much like how Australia and Americas with its aborigines and Native American Tribes, the very land you live in and claim to be owned by Sinhalese is stolen land.

      The very Sinhala only notion by SWRDB set this country back a 100 years in terms of development. The bane of this country is petty minded people like yourself.

      Why not have a constitution that embrace, multi cultural diversity and ethnicity? is it so hard to call a another Sri Lankan brother, without looking at his or her ethnicity or religion. Look at countries where that have prospered are the ones that have embraced this. I hope you mull over this.

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      Johnny Baby

      “Native Sinhalese of Sinhalé (Sri Lanka) are not only the majority, they’re the true owners of Sinhalé (Sri Lanka).”

      1. There is no such people as Native Sinhalese. They are the descendants of South Indian Kallathonie converts.

      2. Majority means you have more stupid people than rest of the people put together.

      3. Kallathonies never can claim to being the true owners.

      4. Kallthonie descendants like you do not have the rights to own this land.

      5. I suggest you go back to your ancestral homeland, South India. Go.

      6. ???????????

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      John’ prophecy ~ “Native Sinhalese of Sinhalé (Sri Lanka) are not only the majority, they’re the true owners of Sinhalé (Sri Lanka)”. Suppose we do not dismiss your thoughts as puerile.
      One may say, “The true owners of Sinhalé (Sri Lanka) will be a handful of the powerful”.
      What do you say to this?

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    Sumanthiran,
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    “The Sinhala Majority Must Accept A New Constitution”
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    They will accept a new Constitution as long as it offers no major changes. Obviously a Constitution can be described as new even after cosmetic changes.
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    “TNA Parleamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran insisted that nothing short of a new constitution will help resolve issues”
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    Convince the TNA uncles who appear to believe that returning some acres of land in Mullaitivu is the solution. They promote recruitment not based on merit and are likely to continue soon about the remaining political prisoners. Excellent strategy to loose the elections.

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    This is the UNP way of Selling to Tribal Tamils. So, Sumanthiran is contesting the elelction in UNP. Anyway, UNP is History this time. They were caughtred handed while robbing the Banks. they crasshed the ruppee tp over 163 now ?

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    Gnana, Native Angoda Veddah, Real Shankar and other racist thugs,

    Matters for separation, elam and all those I have listed as “No” being already settled on the banks of Nanthikadal in 2009 with the annihilation of LTTE Terrorists. Why are you all including Sumanthiran bickering about those non existing matters? I can understand megalomaniacs like you all similar to LTTE and Prabhakaran have no brain capacity to understand. If you all cannot or refuse to understand, you all have one option, that is to start another round as same as LTTE. If you all want, please do that. But, we are hundred percent certain that you all will never get any support from Tamil masses and India as the Government of Sri Lanka saved Tamil masses from the clutches of Terrorism and saved India from breaking in to pieces by annihilating LTTE.

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      Nimal why are you calling me a thug. Is it because I slapped a Sinhala doctor in Matara in 1973 or is it because I scolded two Sinhala racists in raw filth two years ago in UK which they listened without uttering a word.

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        Where were you the tough thug when your racist terrorists were annihilated by the Sri Lankan forces in May 2009? In London, I presume, attending the fast-unto-death party with hamburgers under your pillow? Your presence in Nandikadal was much needed then. Loser!!!

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      nimal racist wijethunge

      “Gnana, Native Angoda Veddah, Real Shankar and other racist thugs,”

      though i am 98 i will box your ears if i ever bump into you.The correct yardstick to identify the sinhala racist from the non racist is to see who is vehemently opposed to devolving power to the tamils.The racist sinhalaya will even howl if you give a banana skin to the tamils,let alone the banana,because of his/her inherent dislike of tamils.What is given is immaterial to him/her,if anything is given it will be opposed.

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    Abraham is not a Pirahaparan..
    The latter never got an invite for Cocktails at the Western High Commissions & Embassies in Colombo.
    When Abraham says the Sinhala Buddhists must accept Dr Ranil’s new Constitution, It is serious.
    Iraq has a new Constitution.yria
    Libya has a new Constitution.
    Syria, even without a New One is in shambles..
    Lankawe even with Mahinda as the PM can not deny Abraham’s demand.
    We can only hope this new Constitution does not marginalize the Sinhala Buddhist majority as they had been till the mid 50s…

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    tamil politicians are nothing but oxymorons , since they cry mythical discrimination and then ask special positive discrimination for these northern morons that has no values and always asking free handouts since brits gave these coolies so much and only thing these coolies, know is brown nosing the brits and int crowds.
    SL constitution is a mess which all agrees and answer is rule based with justice system that cater for all citizens fairly and with one national language.
    In south there are hardly any one that speaks tamil and same apply to north with hardly any one speaking sinhalese. So how come language is a discrimination when no one cannot find enough translators ?
    Any country with minorities have percentage based data on so many areas and in SL, tamils will always have higher statistical data on jobs… And still they want bigger cake with out assimilating to SL culture..
    Remember dutch and brits brought these coolies to the country and why not go there and ask favourable deals from them ?
    These parasites will never accept anything from SL majority, and if so why not take a boat back to shitland across the water to the north?

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      watcher

      “tamil politicians are nothing but oxymorons “

      They may be aping their Sinhala brethren, you have just portrayed yourself as one of them.

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        @NV,
        Country need economic power distributed to the low income areas and increase average salaries of the those areas… Asking special treatment based on race or religion will not help any citizen.
        98% of law makers are corrupt in SL and that include all races.. We cannot allow illegal luxury car permits and other perks allocated for select few and thats why we need strict governing rules.
        Up to ltte issue, Jaffna had great agricultural based and now farmers are all beggars and country suffer for these issues.
        We need law makers that understand citizens plights that are taken for a ride by crooks that comes from all the races.

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          watcher

          I think you should re-read what you have just typed above.
          Its about democracy, level playing field, majoritarian rule, power sharing, concentration of power, equitable distribution of power and resources, freedom, progress, legitimacy, livelihood, habitat, continuously undermining democracy, safety, security, property rights, ………………….. and millions of other things.

          If you thought the minorities are demanding special privileges, then you must be living in your own universe.

          In Vavunia, Murikandy, …………… the regular army personnel are running barber shops, undermining the legitimate barbers in and around the area by under cutting their business with their cheap almost half of normal charges. The army subsidize their income with their regular monthly salary.

          The state undermined the minorities by introducing Sinhala Only language policy and enforced for many years. The minorities were put in disadvantage position.

          “Up to ltte issue, Jaffna had great agricultural based and now farmers are all beggars and country suffer for these issues.”

          The army has been dumping its subsidized produce in the markets of the north.

          Have you ever spoken to any member of minority?
          Even as recently as a few months ago when Muslims’ properties were attacked the members of police were seen laughing in the background.
          The right to destroy a world class library with its entire a collection of books is unacceptable by any civilized standard. Impunity enjoyed by arsonists is mind boggling. If people demand the state to provide them with tools to protect their cultural properties is not demanding special treatment.

          I think suggest you visit our planet particularly our island time to time in order to inform yourself as to what is happening on the earth.

          Please do not give us your Sinhala/Buddhist right wing argument as my Elders have heard it for many decades and I have heard the same in the past few decades.

          Please visit our planet and this island.

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            @NY,

            I am disappointed about you, here I was talking about nation building, public policy and every citizens rights and you have gone back to tribalism and Parochial mumbo jumbo.
            Haven’t your people learn a lesson and living in this century and move forward rather than looking back to your white mans handouts?
            BTW, I speak fluent tamil and also my sisters and brothers speak too, since my father helped people in in north and east in 50/60’s. I also speak 4 other languages.
            Sinhalese are very kind people and do not confused us with nasty colombo based parasites that come from all communities.
            Learn to move with the time my friend and live longer.
            I cannot say that to Sumanthiran since his time will come and it will be sooner than you think..
            We do not discriminate people who are fundamentally running foreign agendas and they will be put down like dogs..

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    This man Sumanthiran is a born and bred Colombo Christian Tamil who does not have any wide acceptance in the North and East outside his cast group.

    That is why he is inflaming racism, to get popular among the wider Tamil population.

    His bluff should be called and he should be prosecuted for calling for a Federally divided country.

    Om Shanti.

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      Parasuraman
      Where and how were you able write in English like this here on CT???
      Unless you’re a Colombites educated you cannot for sure. The other option must have been educated in the North by the grandfather of this politician.
      So be more knowledgeable before putting the cart before the horse.

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        It looks like you certainly can do with some English education!
        Keep writing. It might work because even a monkey with a typewriter is known to be capable of producing masterpieces.

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          Parasuraman
          Have you not got rid of your typewriter yet ??? Even a monkey like you not able to grasp the substance!!
          Thikko is the word seems appropriate to one .

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          Parasuraman

          “Keep writing. It might work because even a monkey with a typewriter is known to be capable of producing masterpieces.”

          It is known as Infinite monkey theorem.
          Where is your masterpiece?

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      Parasuraman is being unfair by the Tamils and unreasonable to
      MAS. Though a newcomer from Colombo to Tamil politics,
      MAS is widely accepted as a leader by Tamils all over the Island. He is not inflaming racism. He is accepted by the Sinhalese as a Tamil leader meaning well. His meetings in Galle and Matara are well attended by serious Sinhala political interests. Federalism, if you know your political history, was initially called by the Sinhala leader SWRD as early as the 1920s. It is only the rash young Sinhalese, mostly the political monks of today, who scream Federalism will be followed by Separation. MAS’s Party has publicly dis-associated themselves from Separatism

      There are some, even Tamils, who call MAS as a Born Again Christian. What if he was? I find these people peaceful, decent though religion-centered. They do not give trouble to others. Remember the Constitution provides for freedom of religion and worship.

      MAS, I understand, has sacrificed a very promising and lucrative legal career to bring unity and reconciliation to all Sri Lankans. Such a good man deserves our gratitude. To accuse him of being casteist
      is absolute rubbish.

      Kettikaran

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      Parasu
      What prompted you to cover your nakedness with the Parusuraman fig leaf?
      He is a mythological figure in Vyasar’s Maharabharatha a fictional fable who killed his mother at he behest of his suspicious father.
      Your later Sinhala Mahavamsa is only a poor imitation of that which has it’s origins with a Lion King fornicating with a beautiful princess which supposedly originated the Sinhala race you think you belong to.
      Both fables serve the interests of hatred caste and religious fascism in the form of Hindutwa in India and Sinhala Only it’s southern island off spring SL.

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    This us absurd. Mahawamshama clearly states the entire island belongs to Sinhalese only. Scientifically it has been proven Mahawamsham is based on facts and none if it are fiction. So any amendments to the constitution should make Sri Lanka into a Sinhala land. Sinhalese naturally peaceful people. So we can live in peace. There are no crimes in Sinhala only places.

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      Jim Shit
      Hang on a second. You and your Mahavamsa is full of bullshit .
      It’s full of fabricated lies.
      Over the years so much of lies had been added on .

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      Ado rascal Jimba Shitty, for once take your fairy tale Mahawamsa and shove it, where it really hurts. We are talking reality here not fiction. So some dumb clown wrote in your fiction called Mahawamsa, that the whole island belongs to the Sinhalese and now that has become a fact. Just like how your great grand father wrote this, if you look around in the north another fool among the Tamils would have also written a fiction, where the entire island belongs to the Tamils. So, does it mean that is how it goes? Stupid arsehole, you got nothing in your head. There is no crime in the Sinhala areas? Hahahahaha!!!!!

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    Burning Issue: Thanks for your participation in the discussion. I do not intend to go back to 1958 and dig into “Why”; and “How” of that Sinhala Language Act. I am living with the present day of both Sinhala and Tamil being in the Statute Book as “Official Languages” of the country. If the “Political Will” and “Directions” were there, to implement that “Legislation” to start to make both “Official Languages” COMPULSORY in the school curriculum , by now this “DIVISIVE” drive would have been settled by 90%. That would have driven away the “Opportunistic Politics and Politicians” out of the window. That “Communication Channel” would have open the doors for exchange of opinion and building integration, understanding, respect, among all communities. We failed in that pursuit as a Nation. This “Failure” has become the “Success” of the crafty politicians of the divide. Please read through my earlier comment once again and I am certain you will note that there was no attempt what so ever to apply two different yard sticks to Sinhala & Tamil people. I only speak of “ONE COUNTRY” – Sri Lanka and “ONE NATION” – Sri Lankan and that is the “STATE” I wish for and ask the “GOVERNMENT” to formulate a Constitution based on that concept.

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      Douglas Man

      “I am living with the present day of both Sinhala and Tamil being in the Statute Book as “Official Languages” of the country. “

      I am sorry, you have completely forgotten as to how the Tamil language was being made another official language. You will do well to remember it was not the enlightened Sinhalese who encouraged the state to change the Sinhala only language policy but it was the Hindian state machinery which conspired and created an opportune moment to force JR the public racist to change it along with other minor constitutional amendments. You should be ashamed of yourself and the state.

      In the absence of enlightened Sinhalese or Tamils in this island, especially when you have indicated your inclination to become a supporter of one Nation, one people, one party, one leader, …………. fascist movement, as you say ” building integration, understanding, respect, among all communities” I doubt minorities will buy your model of Sri Lankan nation, as it excludes unity in diversity, which is essential to bring people together, means, while accepting diverse identity work along to build a common future.

      I am not sure what you mean by integration.

      Are you suggesting that you want to create more Sinhala/Buddhist fascist converts?
      If you believe in that just forget a peaceful prosperous future for this island. If you haven’t learnt from the past you are not going to learn anything in the future. Therefore we should always remember the public racist SWRD Banda and his Sinhala only language ACT of 1958.

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        NV
        It was a former CJ Sarath N Silva a half Portuguese who set aside the union of the N&E regions under the Indo Lanka international accord of 1987 signed by the PM and the President of both countries.
        Only then then under the same accord that Tamil entered the Statute Book of this Island as an Official Language.
        Now in the same way is there any possibility for another CJ of SL to follow the precedent set by his predecessor when with respect to the Tamil language too?
        Why not ask our Pohotuwa Law Professor GLP for his views.

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          Uthungan

          I know it was the corrupt Silva who without hearing (or refuse to hear) other side of the argument made his judgement.

          He is all over the place.
          This is the Sri Lanka the Pancha Maha Balavegaya had achieved.

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      Douglas
      It is fruitless for you to remember your 1958 Sinhala Only. It is too late for you to take new Avatar, as Ranil has won the election and sold Lankawe. Japan is giving $1.5B to Ranil; that is nowhere near to the money $18B Old King deposited in his accounts. Lankawe cooked up CB number is about $10B loan to China. But China’s bookkeeping records, I believe, will be revealing at least of $20B.
      About a few months ago, we had predicted the Dollar to hit 200 Rs by end of this year and after 2019, 300Rs. That may be dragged little if the $1.5 B starts to pour in this year. The disadvantage to Japanese is the Sinhala Dailies doesn’t come in English. Unlike Chinese, they don’t have enough interpreters. So they have no idea even if Ranil hand over the $1.5 B to China and have Hangbangtota returned Colombo Pong Cing or the Port’s Land or the Land sold in Jaffna is not going to be returned by China. So China has the priority to buy up to $20B anything they like in Lankawe. Where Chinese go, no need for “Chinese Only” but only Chinese they use. You better start to learn Chinese if you want at least even a clerk job in Lankawe in future. Don’t make the mistake Sinhalese did in British time, so they were forced to bring Tamils from India even for coolie job.
      If you think well, you will know that time Ehelepola created with lot of promise to Sinhalese but brought only nightmare for Tamils and Sinhalese. Now Ranil is doing the same thing. Sinhalese believe & love the rice from moon.

      What the commentators like you thinking are just to turn around Tamils and write few comments to attract West, the Kathirgamar game. That has very good chance of fooling the West in UNHRC, but “ 0 “ chance of getting rid of China. China and Chinese is here to rule Lankawe in furfure. Period!

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      Douglas,

      You accused Mr Sumanthiran of uttering phrases that in your opinion are deemed divisive. I pointed out not just the Language Act of 1955 but many other points that are divisive that you chose to ignore. Chief among them is the disproportionate disposition of the Security personnel in the N&E; they run shops, hotels, restaurants and do farming. Moreover, they work with the local underworld in pushing narcotics. Despite many Tamil politicians raising this issue, nothing has been done about it. Aren’t such practices divisive?

      The successive Sinhala governments and collectively the Sinhala people have failed to build “ONE NATION” and the Tamil language ostensibly remain as one of the official languages with no meaning whatsoever. The Sinhala have no political will to carry it through and they never will!

      The Tamils must push for a viable political arrangement within one Sri Lanka and the proposed Constitution must encompass that and this the Sinhala majority must accept! Do you have any issues with that?

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    Tamils claim they are tribal people because they are the native people of the island. Sumanithatan’s stance is consistent with Tsmils being Tribal. Actually if you look at contempt charge of our leader Maha Ven Gnanasara, it’s obviously we are tribal.

    The constitution should be changed in favour of tribals , I e. Sinhalese

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      Jim Softy

      What is more tribal than the weeping widow voting for her only son Anura an UNP candidate in elections of the past?

      What is more tribal than introducing and enforcing Sinhala Only Language policy in 1958?

      What is more tribal than enshrining a place for Buddhasasana in the constitution in 1972?
      …..
      ….
      What is more tribal and barbaric than attacking innocent people in 1915, 1958, 1961, 1977,……. 1983 and over 35 years?

      What is more tribal than setting fire to library with 95,000 books?
      ….

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      Jimba Shitty, we Tamils don’t put such a claim. The land belongs to the Veddahs. Since we Tamils and Sinhalese have come to Lanka and taken the land by force, at least we can try and be at peace with each other for the sake of the stolen land.

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    If some of the comments are reflective of the thinking of a majority of Sinhalese, which I hope is not, the Tamil Diaspora political strategies will be doubling their efforts to make sure the world, especially the Western world understand that no political solution is possible in Sri Lanka and the only solution is a separate State in all but name. Civilised people lived in our island when the the boat people arrived from what is today the Bengal area. I wonder how many know that Mahavamsa itself says that Vijaya had two children, a boy and a girl from Kuveni, and that they fled towards the Sri Pada area and that nothing was heard about them. Vijaya then imported a princess from India as many other Princes and Kings did, but again, as per the Mahavamsa, they did not have any children. So, in effect, Vijaya had nothing to do with the Sinhala race. Mr Sumanthiran and other Tamil leaders should rightly argue for reasonable inclusiveness in political decision making, but this has to be as Sri Lankans and not Tamils or Muslims. If they chose to argue on such inclusion at central level, and not provincial level, there will be a greater chance of success in achieving their objectives.

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      Well said Outsider..

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      Outsider

      “If some of the comments are reflective of the thinking of a majority of Sinhalese, which I hope is not, … “

      These are the Sinhala/Buddhist Fascists a Noisy Minority. Majority of the Sinhala people are stupid like their Tamil brethren, they do not know whether they are coming or going.

      They scream – Upita ona Mahinda – Our leader Prabaharan
      Not much difference.

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      Outsider
      To take or consider your idea that Tamils and Muslims could argue for inclusion at a central level, there are difficulties and taboos experienced by them when there are are certain no go areas for commercial or residential activity by both. communities.
      That problem is not that simple them for minorities to overcome as long as there is a no genuine preparedness to recognise and adjust by the larger community.
      I think you will understand the realities of the situation better if you are present here.

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    For Sumanthiran’s speech in Sinhala, the majority community, CT’s Sinhalese are responding as “Ottaikuthan Paddukku Iraddai Thaalpaal.”(Double bolt to the door if a Tamil ask for open the door.)

    CT is paper permission requested by Library of congress to save the discussion of the 2015 election. Beyond that, the frequent target of Governments also indicates the Media is run with a balanced view and the opinion comes out there is genuine. One might ask then what about the governments’ planted commentators. As those commentators are well known and easily identified, they too serve to the process of identifying recognizing the government’s overt operations and People Opinion. Instead of beating around the bush, to come direct into the point, the opinion expressed here on this subject is very highly valuable to Tamils, IC and the government, all three are on different hopes of aching the constitutional change.
    From March, 2016 the government has been working on UNHRC to have it released it from the obligation of fulfilling the Resolution of 30/1, in exchange for the Secret Solution. When International countries eased a bit on the implementation period of resolution 30/1, Yahapalanaya immediately started to back pedal on the Secret Solution too. But, during the LG election, the action of New King made the UNP-Ranil to go cautiously with Tamils. So he reactivated the Secret Solution Cooking again. There is no doubt in the minds of Sinhalese or Tamils mind that this is only a time buying game, though they still have expressed their opinion here in CT. So the opinion in CT is not “affected / or going to be affected” by the reality of, if the new constitution will be made or not. In other words, the message is, this is the direction Ceylon has travelled from 1948 and no point in expecting a new change.

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    Most of the comments from Majority community are reflecting the fruit of , if not the past 70 years, at least the 3 Years of the propaganda game Ranil and New King did in UNHRC and other International reconciliation arena. Entire 2017 Ranil worked hard to forge a new relationship with China to shut off the UNHRC influence in the Lankawe administration. He was preparing to refuse to honor the Resolution 30/1 and if Lankawe is referred to ICC though UNSC he was preparing to trigger a veto at UNSC. It is noticeable that the resolution stands for four pillars UN reconciliation process & internal constitutional change, not just the Transitional Justice. There is no surprise or unexpected up to now. But, now he is pretending that he is for reconciliation (after he faced extreme defeats at start of the year in the hand of New King. Constitutional change or reconciliation with Tamils cannot be done by UNP with this type of short cut games).
    Sumanthiran is not the suitable one to take the message to South on behalf of Yahapalanaya or UNP. Further Sumanthiran is noticed missing in the North-East development council meeting too. Sumanthiran suffers a serious disbelieve in North East. Sumanthiran will not be able to represent Tamil or Sinhalese in the Constitutional Change. It is in this uncertain situation Ranil is using Sumanthiran to bring out a message to UNHRC that the constitutional change is not possible.
    Two days ago Colombo Media proudly carried out an accusation from Old saying that Yahapalanaya is ripping off the country’s Sinhala Buddhist heritage. I am not sure about the reasons he provided, but I did not see Yahapalanaya’s rebuttal of this accusation. UNP is leaving this open to gain IC’s favor in the coming election.

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    In 2015 elections UNP and SLFP denied having any association with TNA. They publicly denied the Election Statement Sumanthiran released in December 2014. From the very beginning of 2015, especially Ranil and his UNP colleagues have been the ardent opponents of devolving any power. Ranil is person repeatedly cited for burning year 2000 Chandrika’s constitutional proposal which shared power. Ranil blocked with all his power Lankawe signing the Rome Accord. So that is why the retaliation in the CT by the majority Community commentators against the Secret Solution is reasonable, logical and expected.
    During the LG election, Old King turned around the 2015 election victory in the South only by asking a simple irrelevant question of “You want one country or you want two countries” . Ranil and his UNP let this racial divisionism go unchallenged and took a defeat in LG only hoping to use it in Presidential election to get the IC’s favor to him. He is already accounting some victory with West on that. West is, again, where were they at Ex State Secretary John Kerry’s stand, i.e. at the edge of the cliff. Their selections of Vallaiththoodam or Brother Princes are only for the benefit of China. So Ranil is using this uncertain situation to split TNA further and destroy it by hiring Sumanthiran to campaign in South. When Ranil needs president post and Sumanthiran needs Minister Post, Sumanthiran is campaigning in Sinhala, in South for the Constitutional change. Sumanthiran’s speech will not change even one Singhalese mind in the South but only widen the CV – Sumanthiran factions’ fissure in TNA.

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      Mally,
      I must be the only one who read your comments.
      Dr Ranil certainly did a secret deal with Sampathar & Surendran. before the 2015 Election.
      I am sure Abraham was a part of it..
      Dr Ranil switched his priorities ,once he got the Gig after 20 year drought.
      And put Sampathar and his demands/ MOU on the back burner..
      If Dr Ranil didn’t, the UNP Mafia would have busted Dr Ranil’s Balls.
      I am sure you know what I mean…
      Aloysious although in the Slammer has created one of the Wealthiest Families in Colombo.
      The Moolay the UNP crooks have raked in with all those deals from Srilankan to the Central Expressway will create many many more Wealthy Families going Forward…
      Dr Ranil is shit scared now to face an Election with Mahendrans Aloysious, SFTA& ,ETCA around his neck.
      Just imagine if Dr Ranil has Sampathar and the Federal NPC on his shoulders as well going to an Election..
      Anyway you can’t say Abraham didn’t try.
      Abraham I believe tried to sneak in an Amendment to the 19 A to get the Homeland by deceit, with the help of Dr Ranil’s mate Dr Jayampathi ,even as late as last month ….
      .
      .

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        Yes. I see a green thumb. Thanks. Anyway, let’s praise our tails too. “Aringachavan Ariyavenum Ariyalai Pinnadu Thaddai”. ( A man with capacity gets to know the Ariyalai’s Palm Tree Fruit’s Dried Cream” )

        Normally what you are saying is case Sumane. But this time, there is one more guy, named Outsider, too has read it and replied to it before you and me. So let me thank Outsider guy too.

        The News and weather on Colombo Media says that there is more rain in the jungle of Batalanda. He has collected couple of free ships. But don’t despair, if they are only empty, free deals. Because, Japan is pouring more Silver and Gold to rebuild the falling Hangbangtota White Elephant out the marooned Red Lake bed. (A poor man is selling his beautiful girl to too many rich men’s boys in the village. -Mortgage and Second Mortgage?- The fight is going be within the rich boys and even that is the future.). For the time being, Batalanda is enjoying the pipe offered to him to watch the Silver and Gold on the Bridge. This time, it appears, Batalanda will not raise the Japan’s $1.5 Billion Check high in the air for Photo op. You may excuse me for having referred, in the past that Hangbangtota as White Elephant while it has attracted lease and second mortgage of more than $3 Billion. What the heck I know, with all my simple ability of addition and deduction of numbers, in the science of investing on mega political projects? I accept that I had no clue of how the Old King evaluated, budgeted his investment in that harbor, first place. Of cause Indian Industrialists are Modayas for not having bid on Hangbangtota, at first, such a dollar flowing & floating sea shore.

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        Batalanda skipped McCain’ Funeral. Internally, the administration (Congress) might have requested Cindy to give chance for Batalanda to Visit America. He probably didn’t want too much publicity. Old Brother Prince was there on a trip of 4 months training (it appears). But he returned back to country when Subramanian Swami was sent to Lankawe by PM Modi-(to Funeral). After a long one year, Batalanda is giving a concession to America by appointing an Ambassador. In return, America may have to let go Old Brother Prince and Jalia. Batalanda, to extract this deal from America, may want to engage his second bolt on the door of Dual Citizen’s ban for EP. I don’t know if Subramanian Swami was negotiating Indian Citizenship and Bharat Ratna Award for Old King so he would not jump into EP election and let the Dragon in blow the Temple Tree House again. It seems, by blowing too loud his war horn, Old King might have alerted many neighbors. Now, it is clear that neighbors don’t believe on Batalanda or have no confidence on his foxy games. They are ensuring the direction of the things in their own way. In the February trip to India, PM Modi said to New King “Get the hell out of here, we know who you are; Your PM told us all of it”. This time he told to New King, “We are here to help you, ask for it; it will be given.”
        Batalanda may request China to bid on, one after other, on Trinco, KKS, Hingurakgoda, Palaly China Bay, Jaffna beaches……… Dollar tsunami is going to wipe out the shoes of Lankawe. Batalanda is going to straighten his back after a severe 20 years of drought. When Batalanda ascended to throne with his 40 thieves, in January 2015, with the assent of West, he duly expected IMF to pay for his Central Bank shortfall and Hangbangtota deal. They dodged. Now he has got them on the hair and got it done.

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          Mally,
          Can’t understand why Abraham went to Galle to convert our poor Sinhala Buddhists to Federalism.
          I don’t know whether you have heard it. The day after 2015 Election, Muslims in Galle gave free Kiribath to our Sinhala Buddhists.
          And they it .May be it it was the Buhari style Beef Curry…
          Wonder why Abram dodn’t take the Freeway to Hambantota which is the new Sinhala Buddhist Kingdom after DG’s Thissamaharama….
          May be Keselwatta Kid and the the other Dude whom Keselwatta Kid said was a Lorry Cleaner, have stitched up the Sinhala Buddhists there well, for both to get into next Yahapalana Parliament on a Joint Ticket..
          Those” UNP” boys whom you are referring to must be different to ” AVA” boys
          Dr Ranil’s God Son has set the Bench Mark for the UNP Boys. Hasn’t he?
          Wedding at the TT, Missus is going to give up the MBBS to help the Rajitha Kid full time in his bid to become the next Leader of the UNP.
          Mally how lucky are the UNP.
          Besides Abraham, has Sampathar adopted any God Sons who can lead the Vellala Boys going forward along side UNP Boys and Dr Ranil’s Rajitha Boy ?
          That “Perusyman ” Dude has put a Cat among the Pigeons . Hasn’t he ?…
          No wonder Abraham went to Galle…
          “Outsider” is right on the Money….Don’t you think Mally?….

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            KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

            “Can’t understand why Abraham went to Galle to convert our poor Sinhala Buddhists to Federalism.”

            Possibly to stop Sinhalese and Buddhists from converting to Sinhala/Buddhist fascism.

            “I don’t know whether you have heard it. The day after 2015 Election, Muslims in Galle gave free Kiribath to our Sinhala Buddhists.”

            Possibly to stop Sinhalese and Buddhists from converting to Sinhala/Buddhist fascism.

            “Wedding at the TT”

            Dr Ranil must have a business plan to promote that part of the building as venue for hire, possibly generating revenue in order to settle loans borrowed from China most of which was looted by the clan.

            Why don’t you appreciate Ranil’s attempt to pay off Chinese loans?

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    Sinhala people MUST bring a new constitution. Still it won’t satisfy Tamils…..right…yes yes…..75% of the population need to dance in the tune of 12%

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      The difference between good and highly proficient Constitution makers
      and those with an inclination to draw up a document to satisfy political needs of the day is to come out with one that satisfies all feuding sections. Isn’t this within the capacity of the Sri Lankan legal fraternity?

      Vanangamudi

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      sach

      “yes yes…..75% of the population need to dance in the tune of 12%”

      No, however they have to control population explosion among the Sinhalese whose population in 1881 was 66% and in 2011 was 74%. They multiply like rabbit and blame the Muslims.

      China’s one child policy should be considered here only for Sinhalese in order to restore the 1881 percentages.

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    Otherrwise Meeesterrr Sumandiran?

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    If Tamils want more power in the periphery, they need to give up power in the center. Tamil should be scrapped as an official language and should be restricted only to Northern province. This is what I ask for in a new constitution.

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      such,

      Go ahead and scrap the Tamil language provision; it has no meaning whatsoever.
      Here is the thing; you can regionalise the Tamils and the language, you will in effect have disjointed two nations. If you were to give autonomy with free movements of peoples and no restriction on businesses with English language as the link language, you will bridge the schism and in the long run, the country will be in harmony again. For this to happen, the Sinhala must think big and with vision.

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    It is good of MAS to express his views in Galle and in good Sinhala. But the report published in this article, it is doubtful as to whether the correct message was conveyed. On reading the 3rd paragraph of the article, I wonder what does he want the entire nation to agree on. If a “majoritarian” rule is no good then how can there be a democracy because the fundamentals of democracy is to carry out the will of the majority. Let us for argument’s sake assume that there is a problem for the minorities because of this feature in democracy. What is the solution? Is it to identify enclaves in terms of land mass so that there is a land mass to identify with a given ethnicity or religion and “devolve” authority? If that is so, what about the so called minorities within that enclave who would say that they are subject to “majoritarian” rule and they are subject to bad feelings? Hence that route gives no solution. One other possibility is to mandate ethnic representation at Cabinet level so that minority interests are represented at decision making. As a principle it looks attractive but details will have to be worked out so that there should not be snags. I have known a good amount people in the majority community who are virtually outcasts in their own country because of circumstances surrounding them. So the phrase “Share power of governance in such a way that all peoples have equal citizenship rights” has no sense to them. In my opinion, we must foster mutual respect, meritocracy and good values among people and the law can only be a guide to a social issue. The key phrase is “raise the downtrodden”.

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      50-50……GG style….force minority rule over majority

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    Sumanthiran goes to Galle in South in the allegedly racist South and threaten Sinhalese that they need a new constitution. Imagine a Sinhala nationalist party member doing the same in Jaffna and come south unharmed. That difference speaks volumes of the difference between the two.

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      “Sumanthiran goes to Galle in South and threaten Sinhalese that they need a new constitution “.
      Yes.
      That is why he learnt Sinhalese to tell them exactly what is good for them and others, but he did not threaten the Sinhalese.

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    Sumanthiran is not a good man. Often I have seen tiger tail under his sarong. It is so long he could not hide.

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      Sarah Haththotuwa

      Why do you look under his sarong?
      Have you been looking for a specific body part?
      Are you being jealous of him because he is probably well endowed?

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      sarah

      you seem to have the same habits as usha candappa,peeping inside men’s sarongs.You know what will happen one day when you peep…….whooooosh

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    If the majority community know the history of Jaffna they will empathize with the cry of the Tamils for their identity.
    They can still work together for the betterment of the country once they accept the new constitution.
    Luckily in Malaysia Tun M realised where Malaysia was going.Sri Lanka is a good example of what countries must do so as not to slide into oblivion.

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    We Tamils have a duty to this country to be loyal. I think the likes of Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam (the entire Tamil diaspora is like this) got their free education from Sinhala Country but now barks like mangy dogs from overseas criticising Sinhalayas for everything. They do not have the gratitude to Sinhala people the great people. Are we the worst and scum of the people of this world? Imagine if they ask us to leave to Thamilnadu, how would they treat us? Much worse than what Sinhala people treat us today in Lanka land.

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    S.A Above
    Please pack your bags and go there to your Tamilnadu if you like with your Sinhala Kallathonis before destroying our land Thambapaneh , ancient name for Jaffna.
    Ok?

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    Gnana,

    Why? do you want to try it with me? If you want, you can try it with me. You may have slapped your fellow doctor because of some unwanted demands or advances and in the circumstances your slapping is reasonable. I cannot comment about your London episode because in my experience, when I worked at Batticaloa and entire Eastern Province, I talked against all those non-existing demands with unrealistic solution very openly with my Tamil friends males and ladies alike. We specifically discussed about caste problems and dowry issues as well in the Tamil society and nobody even threatened me at that time where LTTE activities are at the peak because the circle of friends and other known people knew that I was talking facts and those people are still my friends. Besides, I usually do not go to that gangster level usually to settle issues. However, if somebody or any group of people or organisation try to threatened the country and its fabrication I have no option and no hesitation to respond in kind as same as the annihilation of LTTE.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      Could we discuss about mental health.
      Are you hearing voices in your head?
      Did you hear voices telling you that Premadasa and the Head thief and a war criminal Dr Mahinda were very close to Prabhaharan?

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    Thambapanni is not our word, their word. We Thamilans are dravidians, they are sanskrits, In very ancient Sinhale today Yalpanam was their Yapa Patuna. Their Sapumal Kumara ruled the whole region on behalf of the Kotte Sinhala king.

    I say this – these Sinhalayas are magnificiant people unlike we Thamilans.

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      S Arunthawanathan

      “they are sanskrits, “

      What exactly did you mean?

      “In very ancient Sinhale today Yalpanam was their Yapa Patuna. “

      How early can you trace Yapa Patuna to. Please cite evidence.

      “Their Sapumal Kumara ruled the whole region on behalf of the Kotte Sinhala king.”

      செண்பகப் பெருமாள் Ceṇpaka Perumāḷ did rule the entire island ones. I never heard of Sapumal Kumara.

      “I say this – these Sinhalayas are magnificiant people unlike we Thamilans.”

      BTW you shove your certificate of good conduct ………… you know where.
      According to genetics both Tamils and Sinhalese share the same M20 which means both are born stupid, prone to self destruction, …………….

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      arunthawanathan

      look you idiot sapumal only ruled it for 17 years before he got kicked out by the king whom he kicked out.The see saw battles will continue unless there is a political solution to once and for all bury the wars as india did with all its warring kingdoms.

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    Yes bro this is Sinhala country. We thamilan are recently arrivals. Let’s respect the owners.

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      Kosala Pathmanathan

      “Yes bro this is Sinhala country. We thamilan are recently arrivals. Let’s respect the owners.”

      Good idea.
      When are you going back.
      When you go please take your fellow Sinhala speaking kallathonie descendants with you.

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        Dear Native,
        Looks like you now have a few more naughty boys to tackle…Have’t you Native?….
        They are on the money mate, although you find them hard to stomac…

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          Some years ago you mentioned you a graduate from an University in Hong Kong. What did you study? Why didn’t you study at one of our own grand unis in this island?
          Come to think of it your uni didn’t do much good to you.
          Anyway send your Children to UK just like most of the old crooks send theirs. Ask Navin Nayake for help.

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            Dear Native..
            Who said I went to Uni, let alone Uni of Hong Kong
            I only went to Night School mate….

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              KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

              Don’t lie.
              I remember reading it in one of your rants in DBS Jeyaraj or Federal Ideas.

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    S Arunthawanathan,

    I will bet with you, there are more Tamils now in Colombo than ‘para’ Sinhalese. If wrong I agree to go back to Thamilnadu

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      koneswaran

      “If wrong I agree to go back to Thamilnadu”

      When you go please take S Arunthawanathan his Tamil and Sinhala brethren with you. Being the descendants of Kallathonies from South India it is only proper if they went back to their ancestral homeland.

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        N V
        Are you having a fist fight on my behalf? Thank you my Brother.
        These Kallathonis should read about Nagas and Cholas of 3 Ce or BD, They were the ancient rulers of Jaffna , before this Sapumal Kotte King appeared in his amude…in
        the 18 th century AD.
        Not discussing of our present day Nagananda the presidential candidate .
        I think this S Arunthavanathan is a real Punnakku eating M. do you think so too NV??

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          Sapumal Kumaraya/Chenpaka Perumal , was not even a Sinhalese . He was a Tamil who originated from the east of the country or the Malabar region/Coramandal coast from South India. He wase adopted by Parakramabahu VI after the death of his father Manikka Thalaivan, a Karaiyar chief, who was killed in a battle . He only ruled the Jaffna kingdom for 17 years and was chased away. He was Sapumal Kumararya for the Sinhalese and Chenpaka Perumal for the Tamil. Basically it was the Sinhalese who were ruled by a Tamil and not the other way around. Just like what happened in the kingdom of Kandy

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            RSS
            Do you think our Douglas Devananda could be an incarnation of Chenpka Perumal?

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            Real SSS above
            Well said.
            These Punnak eaters with their fabricated and amended history over the years , what else do they need other than their fairy tale stories from Mahawamsa!!
            Mahawamsa and the Sinhale’ that they were born half animal half human will keep the Singhalayas happy for centuries to come.
            Along the way their greed and blood thirst will always be there in this Fantasy Island.
            Chronicles of Mahawamsa will live on in their Punnak eaters heads.
            All just Fantasy in this Looterrs Paradise.
            Oh Shit ! Don’t. You think??
            You can take the horse to water but you can’t make the horse to drink.
            Just like that. No one can teach the Highway robbers of Srilanka anything good.
            It’s in the blood! SUPER MIXED BLOOD AND GENETICS.

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          Analyst

          S Arunthawanathan is a member of Sinhala/Buddhist Fascist youth league,
          Gotajugend (Gota Youth).

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      koneswaran,

      Have you got dual nationality of Sri Lanka and India?

      You seem to harbour and encourage the racists who misunderstand Mahavamsa with the notion that Tamils of South India separated by 14 miles from Sri Lanka waited patiently to set foot in the northern shores until Vijaya and his 700 naughty ‘friends’ arrive from Orissa / Bengal, 2500 miles away.

      India is a separate country like any other and you need visa to enter that country.

      Out of all the multi-ethnic countries in the world Sri Lanka is unique in that it’s the only country that wants to know the ethnic identity of a citizen who apply to enter a school or job. Other countries ask for nationality. No wonder Sri Lanka is still in the dark age with communal riots and leaders elected from a particular ethnicity associated with a ‘religion’.

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    The Sumanthiran-suggestion is not being treated as food for thought.
    Instead there are torrents of fury unleashed.
    Yet the revelations by the PCoI about the happenings at SriLankan Airlines raised hardly anything.
    Herein lies our problem.

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    Native Veddah alias, Angoda Veddah alias Kala Veddah,

    I am certain that you are very closely following the policies of LTTE as you cannot come closer to Prabhakaran as he was dead and gone.

    When the truth has come up, your kind of people cannot tolerate. Rather than talking nonsense, talk to the point or to the subject in the discussion forum.

    Tamil masses, please note that this kind of people talking of special problems which are non existing and trying to deceive and do not get disturbed your peace and stability earned after getting deceived from so called leaders of tamil community since 1933 and up to 2009 and similar attempts are being trying by people like Native Veddah alias, kala Veddah alias Angoda Veddah.

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    S Arunthawanathan,

    I detest you call us Tamils Thamilan. Give respect to your own kind.

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