24 September, 2020

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The Trial Of Three Tamil Nationalists

By Mahesan Niranjan

Prof. Mahesan Niranjan

Sometime this week, three guests arrived at the cafeteria of the Sri Lankan parliament on the banks of the Diyawanna. They were from the past. Of that past, 1976 was a special year that needs mention. That was the year when political Tamil nationalism reached its peak in the form of a declaration, at the town of Vaddukkoddai, for the formation of a separate state by the name of Tamil Eelam. Our three guests were not really the architects of that declaration, nor did they believe in that call, but their names and photographs were used very widely in advancing the trajectory the Tamils of Sri Lanka were set.  

The guests are here to hold an inquiry and pass judgement. 

On trial are the present guardians of Tamil Nationalism, whom we shall refer to as A, B and C. I have to be quick with defining notation, for otherwise, you the reader will be tempted to use characters from the disciples of මහදැන​ මුත්තා  or பரமார்த்த குரு, which won’t be very nice for referring to parliamentarians. 

The guests are keen to know how the trio of today wish to proceed with the agenda of the 1976 declaration, given that the declaration itself was followed by three decades of bloody war which ended in a sad state of affairs, the massacre of tens, hundreds or thousands or more of those whom one sought to liberate, and a further decade of unimaginative inaction during which the top item on the political agenda was the pursuit of subsidised food at the Diyawanna cafeteria.

A, B and C were called to explain themselves.

“To be brutally honest,” said A, who was first summoned, “I am a non-believer. The ideas you gentlemen advanced back in 1976 is not something that ever appealed to me. I have occasionally spoken out against the evils committed by our own side, on our own people.” 

“But just as averages are misleading in a bimodal distribution,” said A, showing off some recently acquired knowledge of statistical inference seriously lacking in the profession he had mastered, “when I try to walk that middle path, I get found out and neither side seems to want to accept me.”

Though he directly contradicted his stated objective of nationalism, the judges appeared sympathetic. After all, on the political front, they themselves were non-believers. 

And on the professional front, A’s achievements impressed them. Getting used to the habit of calling each other as his “learned friend” has a lasting effect. You should try that, readers. Get several of your friends and relatives to address you as “my learned friend” on every Saturday, Sunday and Poya (full moon) day, and you will find in about six months you would have gained much confidence in your knowledge and wisdom.

It was B’s turn next. 

There was a sense of unfairness about the trial because B was a relative of one of the judges, inheriting wealth and genes across two generations. But nobody objected because the concept of “conflict of interest” has not reached the part of the world we are interested in. After all, just a couple of years ago, to make a senior appointment in an institution of high learning, they managed to set up a search committee with a chairperson whose spouse was a candidate for the job concerned. And highly educated people of the community couldn’t see anything wrong with that, denying and defending their actions to the hilt. And that parliament itself, once when in conflict with the Chief Justice, summoned her in and sat in judgement over her. 

B spoke to explain himself. “I have analysed the global situation,” he thundered. “There is China. China will come. Then there is India. India will come because China come. Then there is America. America will come because India and China come. Then there is Russia. Russia will come because America, China and India come.”

“When all these geo-political forces align in one straight line, which passes through Geneva, just like the planets Moon, Saturn, Mars and Venus aligning to produce health and wealth to believers of astrology, solution to the Tamil problem will come and we will be liberated from the clutches of Sinhala chauvinism.”  

“I have spent much energy explaining such geo-politics to our people during the last decade, and they are beginning to understand me,” he said with a touch of pride induced by his recent electoral success at gaining access to the Diyawanna cafeteria.

Now it was C’s turn. 

“Om Muruga (Hindu God),” he said, calling for divine intervention to save his hide.

“You were given a chance and you blew it,” one of the judges said to C. “You were elected to office, with the election held under Indian pressure, and were given the chief position of a local council to look after the interests of local people. What did you achieve?”

“Were you able to deliver the manifesto commitments of building public toilets, developing places of multi-faith worship and seeking reconciliation as was defined here?” asked the judges, well informed regular readers of Colombo Telegraph.

“My Council passed several motions, your worship! We defined precisely how to define the definition of enforced disappearance of the Tamil genome.”

The judges from the past retired to consider. During the break, the accused treated themselves to iced coffee from the cafeteria, priced cheaper than a තැඹිලි (thambili, young coconut) you could purchase from a roadside vendor at Thummulla junction. 

The judges returned with strong words to the trio, who have been pulling Tamil nationalism in three different directions at angles of one hundred and twenty degrees to each other: Alliances that cannot hold together, backstabbing to grab preferential votes and infighting over the attraction of perks. This cannot be our legacy the judges had decided. They were mindful that people will realize that they themselves were no different. Hence this cannot go on. They were determined.

The Judgement:

“We want the three of you to take a pause and reflect,” the judges said firmly. 

“Part of the reason for our predicament are the sins of our past. We have advanced a form of nationalism that was focused on a small part of the community in a small part of the Island. We failed to be inclusive. You guys should not make the same mistakes we ourselves made. Hence, we have an action plan for you! 

“You three are to take a break from talking about Tamil nationalism for a minimum period of six months from now.”

The three were rather pleased. “Easy peasy lemon squeezy,” they said in chorus of agreement, a rhyme they had learnt when schooled in that posh place, far removed from the average population they were claiming to represent. It is easy to take a break from nationalism now. After all, a round of elections just finished a week ago and it is another five years before the next one.

But the judges were serious and demanded more.

“During these six months, the three of you will have to be active in advancing the case of the tea estate workers, those Tamils who have toiled under semi-slavery conditions, generating the revenue that formed the backbone of the Sri Lankan economy. They are the most neglected and oppressed parts of the Sri Lankan society. And they are Tamils, too!”

“Mr A, our learned friend, you shall argue for a decent pay for the tea estate workers. You will leave no stone unturned in fighting for an acceptable minimum wage!”

“Yes Your Honours,” said A, quickly trying to think of technical jargon that might come in handy, either to achieve or to dodge the goal.

“Mr B, our learned friend, you shall argue for better schooling for kids of the tea estate workers!”

“Yes Your Honours,” said B, avoiding eye contact with the judge who read this instruction out, so as to hide his ancestor’s reported role in depriving the tea estate workers of their rights to be citizens of the country to which they had given much sweat. 

“Mr C, our learned friend, you shall argue for better housing for the tea estate workers so they have access to clean water, toilets and stable houses that do not bury them alive at the slightest of landslides during rainy seasons.” 

“Yes Your Honours,” said C, mumbling “Om Muruga,” gently under his breath.

“We will return in six months,” said the judges, “and will judge you by your actions and achievements. Not by the eloquence of the prose you can synthesize.” 

The astute reader might be confused by the judgement. Is this an action plan for A, B and C to follow, directing them towards a much needed course correction? Or did this come about from thoughtful reflection on the past irresponsibility of the judges themselves.

Whatever it is, there ended the trial of the three Tamil nationalists in the cafeteria overlooking the Diyawanna lake. 

We shall return in six months’ time.

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  • 19
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    I don’t like the fun Prof. Mahesan Niranjan is having at our expense, his pun notwithstanding.
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    We couldn’t resolve the issue of our freedom and liberty with a community who have no idea and don’t care what Democracy means!

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      Mr. Nathan,
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      This is the problem you have my dear.
      You people don’t want to see a problem in some other perspective.
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      I challenge you to read “The Eighteenth Of May” by Prof. Mahesan Niranjan.
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      Don’t insult a honorable gentlemen. A teacher.

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        S. C. Pasqual,
        I’ll honour you with a proper response when you tell me the perspective under which you want me to see the problem. Do not fail to provide your idea of what Democracy is, as well. Thank you.

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          Actually rather a boring article and not humourous though the author tries hard.

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          Mr. Nathan,
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          First of all I cant tell you to change your perspective to suit mine. It is the real problem. Human society is vivid.
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          Having said that we must learn to respect the fact that Prof. Mahesan Niranjan choose to write about human side of the story. Ever read Anita Pratap…?
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          Do you really need my idea of democracy..??
          I will ask you a question.
          #. Saudi Arabia is led by a monarch. Do we better off with a popular democratically elected government in the kingdom..? I don’t think so.
          #. Under Muammar al-Gaddafi Libyans had a country. Now they have democracy. Do you think it is a fair deal..??
          #Under Saddam Hussein Iraqiyyuns and Jaziran Arabs had a country. Now they have democracy. Do you think it is a fair deal..??

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            Dear SCP

            For those you can not understand what is being said here kindly ask them to watch this documentary pls until the end

            https://vimeo.com/17401157

            The we go to the Maldives next with the PLOTE.

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            What about the USA? White man’s country. What about South Africa? Black man’s country. What about Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) black man’s country. After 50 years no more whites in South Africa as well as in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and of course after 50 to 100 years there is no TAMILS in Sinhalese Aryan’s country Heladiva (Sri Lanka)

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        Dear SCP

        The definition of Democracy you will find in the FP/ITAK/TULF/Tamil Nadu Ratha Pottu Mafia killings Fields in Jaffna 1970-1977-1981 investigations report to be published soon by the UN/Hague/Civilised Countries now we call home.

        Freedom and Liberty – Once the people of Jaffna started rejecting this mafia thinking they are only exercising their rights to shape their own future in 1970 onwards in the ballets boxes the Rather Pottu Mafia gradually used my children (having lost the arguments even after all the hate speeches and Suthenthiran writings) with the connivance of the Indians to silence us all at gun points, thuggery, intimidation and killings. People of Jaffna did not have a voice/say in any matter for a long time since mid 1970’s.

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          Jaffna man and woman are not used to conversations/discussions/respect/human rights in their own life after the gun culture by the Mafia, they never even had a chance to question what happed to their children in foreign lands who were taken away without their consent. Now our life’s/arms/limbs/language/culture/home/dignity all been lost for the past 40 years they still have not communicated their guilt and asked for their forgiveness….and continue business as usual. All because GOSL hands are tied to deal with the Mafia who created the LTTE in the first place then on the run saved by the GOSL and pretended to be innocent whilst the Sinhalese Soldiers/Children died. Now back with their old tricks again.

          From the comments you see also is not even a discussions or learning something but the same thuggery, mannaraism in which accuse people of things they have not done, slander, fibs, fobs, belittle people, talk down to people whilst enjoying the democracy other countries have created through their own hard work and journey?? Have you ever read a single comment pay tribute to a fallen soldier at the same time talk about the innocent Tamil children died too??

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        SCP,

        Why do you cook the goose? As a Rajapaksa slave you must be happy these Tamil slaves keep Tamil racism fires burning which in turn keeps Sinhala racism burning which is what Rajapaksas need to stay in power.

        No wonder “bayyo” are total modayas.

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          GATAM, Nathan, S. C. Passqual, ……

          I suggest we brought in a team of outsiders to arbitrate issues /non issues arising among you, possible members include Gnanasara, Rathana, Ampitiye Sumana, Ellawala Medhananda, Metaramba Hemarathana, Pallegama Hemarathana, Alikewela Seelananda, …………………………….. and another 60,000 unemployable members of saffron brigades.

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            Some Tamils just love to be Rajapaksas’ whipping boy.

            In the past feudal British society powerful families had slaves. Their boys were allowed to play with the boys of the masters creating a bond. When the master’s boys misbehaved over any matter the slave boy was whipped causing grief to the master’s boy. That ensured the master’s boy behaved as the master wished.

            This is exactly what Rajapakshas are doing and what some Tamils are willingly succumbing into. Rajapaksas keep Tamil racists alive so that they can whipped near elections which makes the clan instant heroes of Sinhalas. They also fear crossing them.

            The best part is some Tamils do not know they are Rajapaksas whipping boys. Keep talking about Tamil nationalism. It has no place in India, SL or Malaysia other than as a whipping boy.

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              Gatam@
              Who are these some tamils ?how many of them are doing so ?

              Who are these some muslims ?how many of them are doing so ?

              I think it is the media in SL which mislead everyone. And people s common sense has become to all lower levels.

              Ali Sabry was the lawyer who saved Gota from his high criminal cases.
              In order to pay him with a gift, no matter no experience in MINISTRY of JUSTICE, bitch s son was made the CURRENT day minsiter of JUSTICE:
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              As for me, Ali Sabry is a traitor to their muslim community if sharia law would have been in power in SL, muslims would have stoned him to death for sure.
              As a muslim burger he should have learned to respect own community and their rights before going after any high criminals for his own selfish gains.
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              Srilanken MUSLIM community is not powerful enough even if our cheap labour is imported to the POWERFUL middle east. I am very sorry the manner those poor srilankens being stranded in those countries today. Some dont have even 3 meals being lost their own occupations and a place to sleep at nights. All these I read in English tabloids these days.

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              Dear G

              Very well put Bro. This is as good as the Profs article too.

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            Native Vedda, ???? ?

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          You are trying to cook someone else’s goose Mr. GATAM.
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          First there are no Tamil slaves. Humans as a society makes mistakes. That’s why we have a history instead of statistics.
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          And…..
          MR or GR doesn’t need racism to come to or stay in power.

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            S. C. Paasqual

            “First there are no Tamil slaves. “

            There are, Angajan, Douglas, Karuna, Pillayan, Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa, …….. Vasudeva, …. you, soma, ….

            “That’s why we have a history instead of statistics.”

            No you don’t have history however you have myth, perverted story line, parricide, incest, bestiality, violence, Sinhala/Buddhist Rasputins, ……………………

            “MR or GR doesn’t need racism to come to or stay in power.”

            Amazing, b***s carriers believe clan including MR, GR, BR, CR, NR, …… could make no mistake, cannot be part of nasty fascistic tendency, war criminals, …..

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    Dear Prof MN

    Thank you so much for getting the message across very authentically I know from your wrtings….I guess is the Professors Academic way to simplify the puzzle to his students too & very cool. Yes it is indeed as simple as what you have described, a 70 year journey in few sentences captures the essence itself.

    Thank you

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      Our Children in the middle of the diagram says all else that needed to be said…….thank you

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        I am surprised the judge did not say they needed to fix the caste problems up North in 6 months too.

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          Caste problem in North not as bad as in the South. Our RW miss young Sajith as party leader but wants young Ruwan because of caste problem

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            Dear Dilshan

            With all due respect we do not do something wrong because others are doing it correct?? we set president in moral values/human rights..specially when fought the entire war based on Human right issues correct.

            secondly if we can not even fix that as an issue that we inherited for thousands of years in a post colonial Nation and in our backyard then what else can we fix.??…..after-all “they”all speak Tamil and pray the same god too??

            The point is we were incapable of fixing anything as a community is why we could not even be fair to the Sinhalese nor to the Estate Tamils too when they needed the intellectual help from us to give and take a little /build their communities too??

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            Dilshan
            Do you have untouchability among Sinhalse?
            How many ‘untouchable’ MPs are there among the Tamil MPs of the North, although the untouchables are about a quarter of the Tamil population.
            Do you know of the rare phenomenon of an untouchable Mayor for Jaffna. He was prevented from opening the reconstructed Jaffna Library?

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      People like you are the biggest threat to Sinhala racism (and Tamil racism). If more Tamils and Muslims start thinking like you the Rajapaksa mafia which wins elections using Sinhala racism will be invalid currency.

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    The opinion of another Tamil who supports the Rajapaksas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmT_jssc6yw

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      Dear Stanley

      That man is not saying anything factual at all he even stunned the Presenter Bro.

      He has a good relations with GOSL is fine but should be honest about some fundamental facts. We are SL and we know who is who in the World too.

      May be he is confused with PLOTE and TELO and all other armed groups they trained and am sure LTTE was one of the groops they groomed before the Indian relationship with the LTTE turned sour?? how could this man say what I heard him say??

      You see the type of people GOSL had to deal with??

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        The consequences of the FP/ITAK/TULF blunder has many other repercussions not limited to the SL children dying but also going to affect the future generation sis the point. This Ratha potto mafia opened doors to people who should never have had access to our children/Nation in the first place…….the first principle of being elected means you protect the children not used them for ones dirty work?? The term Youth is very misleading………it is not even same as the matured “youth” people are used to when you refer to JVP then…these were my classmates and children Bro??

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          Only thing blundering around here is here is you. your father was a blunder and now you . Trying to justify your Appa’s blunders and turncoat activities. Look at you . Pathetic sucking up to all the Chingkalla racists and Thulluka opportunists. That Stanley is an out and out Rajapakse supporter and a Chingkalla racist kurangu. Shame on you. നിങ്ങൾ ഒരു മണ്ടന്‍ ( Ningal Oru Mandan) meaning you are dolt or fool

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            PK, apart from personal insults all round you have nothing to contribute. You are a disgrace to the Tamil race. The Sinhalese must constantly remind themselves that all Tamils are not brainless snivelling pandi kuttis like you.

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              Sadly we Thamizh know that the vast majority of the Chingklams are nasty , vindictive , idiotic racists like you. This is why they keep on voting for war criminal racists, murderers and their ilk. Commit genocide , war crimes , ethnic cleansing and support these acts , quoting the Mahavamsa fairy tale to justify these acts, like some stupid half wits. You are a very good example. Read all your comments oozing with venomous anti Thamizh racism and that idiotice TV keeps on supporting you. Like father like son

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            Dear PK

            I do not have to fool you is the point….you are doing a good job of it to yourself sorry to say.

            Do you want me to feed you the same s*** that led to the death of the innocent?? I respect you and value as a fellow being too much to do that to you Bro/Sis etc.

            Take care and hope you will respond with some factual statements for a productive discussions please specially if you want to respond to me with no head or tail regards to who you are? which part of Jaffna/SL and some sense of background would help me discuss matters more productively too. Please consider.

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        Thank you Thiagarajah Venugopal, you are right.

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          Thanks you Thiagarajah you are right , A nasty Chingkalla racist Kurangan praising a shameless Thamizh quisling , who keeps on shitting here and still crying about his quisling Appa. Only Chingkalla Kurangu racists like you and Choma love him , as he constantly keeps on running the Thamizh down , thinking this will avenge his quisling Appa’ s death or he can score a point. A Thamizh quisling idiot running his people down and constantly shyting here is very productive and engaging to Chingkalla racist Kutangus like you and to him

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    They are all figuring out how well to deal with the current election outcome as they all thought Hon MR was politically dead with their concerted efforts behind the seans and underestimated SL as a Nation. Thats all.

    It was same with the Tamil Nadu politicians like Mr Viko etc.. They were pretty upset when the SL Navy try to stop the Indian fishermen steeling the SL fish stock? Jaffna fishermen are told by the Indian fishermen that they should be greatful for the Independence that we have in SL because they fought for it and therefore not to challenge them in the Seas??

    Yep that is Hague and World Court for you very selective in their justice based on their needs…that is India to be squared against China for future needs?? Even the Indians can not help that situation/predicament. WHAT GOES AROUND WILL COME AROUND.

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      I read a headline that quoted Viko was furious with the GOSL for capturing the illegal Indian fisherman and compliant the GOSL is ungrateful even after India helped to finish the war??

      He was also in the middle of SL forests with the LTTE then??

      You see the dynamics how we are all being played as a Nation and we are discussing National question?

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    If GOSL want justice to SL people they just need to ask the PLOTE/TELO/FP/ITAK/TULF to submit the list of people they have killed in Jaffna from day one as part of precondition to be awed Minto the parliment, their training camps names, trainers, how many funerals the elected MP’s of the FP/ITAK/TULF attended of those killed by the groups (average citizens, teachers,police officers and many more under various catogories, there statements to the news papers, their political meeting hate speeches asking for blood, their communication to the families who lost their love ones correct?? why these groups were on the run 1981/82 in the first place from LTTE because Ratha Pottu Mafia committed hideous crimes against the Tamils in Jaffna in the first place??? It is not just the political differences between the LTTE and the rest as they were all in the same boat with the TULF and there are more to this than the eye can see or we are told.

    I will urge the GOSL to publish all the details to the public as part of the openness/transparency etc. Tamils need justice because they need to be told what happened to their life under FP/ITAK/TULF thuggery? from 1970’s.

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    FP/ITAK/TULF need to publish what they have delivered in the 70 years as MP’s under various manefesto’s – Federal, Separatism, Federal, Devolution, Opposition Leaders, MP’s, Ministers, NPC, Municipalities.

    And what is it they are going to deliver this time??

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    Instead of working on million year history of Jaffna it would be a required work to put in records what happed to the refugees in India, a full documentary film, successful life of all those SL’s as Indian Citizens after 50 years of living in foreign lands, what happened in the SL coastal villages and their counterparts in the Indian coastal villages and the net working need to be investigated as to who is who and involved in what else as part of the law and order issue fro SL? Has any of this work undertook by the FP/ITAK/TULF/PLOTE/TELO? GOSL should ask for reports of this nature regard to human rights/national security etc from the same??

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    it seems to me Bridgend is a rather dull place

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    Judges giving their judgement should have told these racist separatists learn to live with Sinhalayo who:
    1. Gave you citizenship when you people were abandoned in Sinhale by Brits after using you to oppress Sinhalayo and make money.
    2. Gave you free education.
    3. Gave you free health service.
    4. Gave you jobs.
    5. Allowed you to buy land in any place in the country while you are denying that to Sinhalayo using Malabar customary law ‘Thesawalamei’.
    6. Allowed you to live in any place in the country while you are saying Sinhalayo are not welcome in the North.
    We will meet in six months to see the progress you have made to achieve this objective. If you have not made any progress, you will be punished for violating the 6th Amendment to the Constitution passed on 8th August 1983 which says:
    (1) No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.
    (2) No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objects the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.

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    Prof Mahasen
    Hallucinating

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    I congratulate the Professor for the excellent article very pragmatic with a sober assessment of the situation.
    He has nailed the subtle message with a coating of sweet pun and humor on to the foreheads of the respective guardians of nationalism. Hope this message will usher in a new era of Nationalism.

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    MR.Niranjan you are trying to have some fun at the expenses of whole tamils living in north east.you have your right to say anything but at least learn to respect the suffering tamils undergoing form 1948 in the hands of both UNP-SLFP-AND NOW SLPP governments.you seems to have ignored to mention the actions of LTTE and the suffering of displaced and landless and homeless tamils.you should have asked MR.A.B.C to take action give their attention to the people of north-east without going to look after the interest of estate tamils.HERE AGAIN VICKEY AND PONNA is going to get angry with you for giving place A for SUMANTHIRN-is there any reason for leaving out MR.SAMPANTHAN and placing SUMANTHIRAN there?

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    Whatever started in 1922, 1948, 1956, 1976 or 1983 (pick your start year) was won by Sinhalese. Tamils lost. This is the reality.

    Going down that same beaten and defeated path is disastrous.

    However, these Tamil politicians are the biggest asset Rajapaksas have. As long as they sow Tamil racism Rajapaksas are assured of a winning vote to counter their Tamil racism. This is modern day slavery.

    Opening Nawalapitiya branch of the Sinhala Maha Sabha in 1940 SWRD thanked his fried Ponnambalam for the 1939 riot there. If not for the riot, SWRD would not have had enough support there.

    (But some Tamils like TV are coming to understand this game which is a grave threat to Rajapaksas. If Tamil racism ends, Sinhala racism ends and that means Rajapaksas end.)

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      Thiagarajah Venugopalan is naïve or stupid if I have to be kind to him. Tamils fighting for their just rights in their own land , just like the blacks did in South Africa is not racism . It is the people who do not want to recognize this or deny these rights , who are racists , just like the whites in Apartheid South Africa. This is what Sinhalese like you are trying to do in a very cunning sly way. , equate Tamil fight for just rights with unreasonable racism. There is fake Arab Wahhabi Islamic fundamentalism and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist racism now also Sinhalese Catholic Fascist racism , that is now being encouraged by many un Christian Sinhalese , priests, bishops and now a cardinal too but not Tamil racism. It is this Sinhalese racism and fake Arab Islamic fundamentalism , that is denying just Tamil rights in the island and deliberately calling it racism.

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        Tamils are not seeking to oppress anyone or commit genocide , ethnically cleanse and steal another peoples lands , using state power and fake history. It is Sinhalese racism and Islamic fundamentalism that is doing this . Both only trying to steal Tamil peoples lands , history and ancient monuments and make it theirs.

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        You are playing your part as a Rajapaksha slave. Tamils cannot call shots in India, SL or Malaysia. That is 97% of world Tamils taken for granted. This is the sad reality. By paddling an unwinnable thing you are making it easy for people like Rajapaksha to win election after election by becoming a whipping boy yourself. Sad!

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          Oh really when did I become anyone’s slave? May be you are a slave to Sinhalese racism but I am not a slave to anything. Stating the truth is not slavery racism or anything . What you are cunningly trying to do is equate the Eelam Tamil fight for justice with all sorts unsavoury, negative things , in other peoples minds, like racism and slavery , calling shots with India , Malaysia ETC. . So that subconsciously , they will associate the Tamils and their fight for justice with these negative aspects and will not support it. I can see through your cunning diabolical game. Sinhalese are very good at this, if only they had used all this energy and brains to develop the country , instead of creating a genocidal racist hello hole and to suppress and destroy the Tamils. We Eelam Tamils are not interested in India or Malaysia or their politics , what has got to do with us, you again are deliberately tying to involve them , giving a feeling Eelam Tamils want to interfere into their affairs , when you definitely know this is not the truth, Again trying to create a negative image. Tamils are trouble. As for Sri Lanka since when were the Tamils calling any shots. Thanks to the British it was the Sinhalese calling the shots from the work go and to some extent their minor partners the Sri Lankan Muslims .

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            The Tamils never. All they have done is create a racist genocidal hell hole , that most Sinhalese are very happy to live in. Stop lying and playing diabolical games. You may not like the Rajapakses but you still like the vast majority of the Sinhalese , support state sponsored Sinhalese racism against the Tamils. I can see through that.
            We Eelam Tamils are not interested in India or Malaysia or their politics , what has got to do with us, you again are deliberately tying to involve them , giving a feeling Eelam Tamils want to interfere into their affairs , when you definitely know this is not the truth, Again trying to create a negative image. Tamils are trouble. As for Sri Lanka since when were the Tamils calling any shots. Thanks to the British it was the Sinhalese calling the shots from the work go and to some extent their minor partners the Sri Lankan Muslims . The Tamils never. All they have done is create a racist genocidal hell hole , that most Sinhalese are very happy to live in. Stop lying and playing diabolical games. You may not like the Rajapakses but you still like the vast majority of the Sinhalese , support state sponsored Sinhalese racism against the Tamils. I can see through that.

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        Siva Sankaran Sharma,
        You got the situation in S.Africa completely wrong. Black people were the Natives in S.Africa and Afrikaans were ‘Para’ people. Those ‘Para’ Afrikaans who were the minority ruled the country and oppressed black Africans.
        In Sinhale, Sinhalayo are the Native people and they are the majority. Demalu (Ceylon Tamils after 1911 thanks to Brits) were the minority and they are the descendants of slaves brought from Hindusthan by colonial parasites. During British rule, particularly Malabar Vellala Demalu licked the sss of ‘Suddas’ and entered the Government Service in large numbers and oppressed Native Sinhalayo with Brits who considered Sinhalayo as their enemy. At the time of Independence, Vellala Demalu held about 65% of Government jobs.
        When Sinhalayo tried to regain their freedom taken away by colonial parasites and introduced certain changes e.g. declaring Sinhala as the official language replacing English, Vellala Demalu got affected to a certain extent and had to give up the privileged status they enjoyed during British rule. So, Malabar Vellala Demalu started screaming ‘Sinhala Buddhists are discriminating indigenous Tamil minority’ to get the sympathy of the International community. Because of the lies Demalu bombarded, the International community believed their story and sympathized.

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          Eagle Grandpa still rambling here about native Chingkallams and Malabar Demalu? You really have become very senile , as you keep on repeating the same lies on on like a broken record . Has your Malabar Demala wife come to visit you > Or is she keeping away from the Corona ridden Aged Care home where you reside? Most probably she must be thinking good riddance and you are very frustrated and angry about your Malabar Demala Thangachchi dumping you, so screeching here about Thamizh. Poor Thattha. No Thangachchi , no Thosai , only lots of covied 19. Stay safe Thattha and do not forget to wear your face mask and always wash your hands, especially after you rant and type on the Aged care home computer keyboard about the Demalu. We do nit want you to get infected , from these keyboards , we want you to be safe and rant more about the Demalu and entertain us. Love from a Malabar Demalu. This is for my Eagle Thattha
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roKfCQKfw-w

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    The author, in so many words and a made up story, gives one message clear in the form a judgement of a three judge bench, perhaps from the heaven, namely, “Do not engage in verbal pyrotechnics but concentrate on welfare of the disadvantaged”. A very sensible advice in the form of a judgement to politicians who think that verbiage still has value. Clearly, whatever section of society or society as a whole wants beneficial results and solution to problems they face.

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    Mr. Niranjan, While a serious debate is taking place based on your article, pretty much the comments are every leader we know was either hypocrite or wrong. Is there anyone Tamils consider if not right at least reasonable. Though its hindsight do any one have have better answers (realistic and practical) alternatives, options that could have been a better strategy, given the consideration the Lankan governments were not genuine nor committed in reconciliation (if at all they were working on more dividing) and the mentality of Tamil Community, who is their own enemy. If interested read recent article of DBS on Jaffna election fiasco. Though I do not agree with all his opinions some of the facts mentioned are true which can be easily verified. How Saravanapan/Mavai team worked against Sritharan/Sumanthiran knowing well they will get higher preference, how media (print/social) was used in spreading fake news, how Mrs.Raviraj was mislead all the way and supporters who created ruckus on that night (Angajan,Ananthi, Sivagi and Mavai) and except for Mavai how other three visited Mrs.Raviraj the same night urging to take it to courts. Do Tamils need others to destroy their future?????

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      The article written by DBS Jayaraj is biased and an attempt to cover up a crime. The heading of the article “Did Sumanthiran win in Jaffna by stealing Sashikala’s votes” shows his partiality. If he was honest he should have had it as ” Did Sumanthiran win Jaffna election by stuffing his votes”. He has a habit of telephoning his cronies, reading from papers and listening to his contacts and writing articles as if he has first hand information. When criminals commit crimes, divine power sees to that they make a slip and get caught. In this electoral fraud by Sumanthiran the slip is announcement of results. Firstly there was an unexplained delay in announcing the results. Secondly it was told first that Sashikala won and Siddharthan lost and then changing it to Siddharthan won and Sashikala lost. How can a result change in a few minutes unless there was something fishy. During the count Sahikala was second and Siddharthan third right through with Sumanthiran trailing in fourth and fifth places. By his own admission he says that he got 21,000 votes from Jaffna district, which means that he got 6,000 votes from Killinochchi district. Here he has slipped again. (CONTD)

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        (CONTD) Similar thing happened in 2015 elections where Sumanthiran was trailing behind was finally declared elected above Suresh Premachandran. When two events involving the same person takes place, it cannot be dismissed as coincidence. Also Gajendrakumar had told that in 2004 elections similar thing happened when Mavai Senathirajah who was trailing was the beneficiary. I do not think that anything wrong happened in the polling or counting of votes of Jaffna district. The fraud has happened in Killinochchi ballot where votes have been stuffed, and you have to examine the preferential votes given to Sumanthiran in Killinochchi. Sumanthiran has said that he is prepared for a recount jolly well knowing that in a recount you do not verify whether the vote is genuine or fraud. In the election when ballot is issued to a voter, the number of the ballot is entered against his name. A proper inquiry has to be held where you have to get the voters list and check whether votes received by Sumanthiran had actually been issued to the voters. There appears to be some deal reached in order to sweep this fraud under.

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          “There appears to be some deal reached in order to sweep this fraud under.”
          It seems to me that Mrs Raviraj realised that she was being taken for a ride by people with a grudge against Sumanthiran.
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          The two comments by Dr G Sankaralingam are a spillover from a sewer seen on another page some days earlier.
          He waited for a chance to regurgitate his nonsense and someone unwittingly provided he opportunity.
          Let us forget about DBSJ. Where is Dr G’s evidence?
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          There was room for smaller parties and groups to complain as the sorting was initially with the three leading parties having their votes in individual boxes and the rest in another which were sorted afterwards. There was room for carelessness on the part of a group that let its votes switch to a smarter rival group.
          But it is less possible with preference votes inside a party with agents of rival candidates keeping close watch. Even if there was error, a recount would have resolved the issue.
          Dr G is desperate and suggests in Goebbelsian fashion that “The fraud has happened in Killinochchi ballot where votes have been stuffed, and you have to examine the preferential votes given to Sumanthiran in Killinochchi.”

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    How I see it. The Tamil Leaders tried every thing possible including working with /against, opposing/rebelling governments, democratic means and when all those failed the younger generation, took up arms struggle, that too failed and now what?? In the mean time some decisions made by politicians and militants could have gone wrong. I appreciate people like Sam still remaining there and to be in politics.Of course Tamils are conditioned to see ghost in their own shadows may sees some gain behind such moves but are naver willing to take any responsibilities. It is just TALK but no WALK. In the mean time remember Tamils are trying to work with Governments who were not truly committed for any reconciliation and to be honest were self serving.(just wanted to stay in power). If I am wrong can you name a genuine leader who really cared for country or his own people ??The violence against them continued since the time of independence.Even the political leaders who believed in democratic process were attacked, threatened,chased and suppressed.. The most affected community kept running from one place to another in desperation. And circumstance lead to taking up arms. It is not just the Tamils who took up arms the Sinhalese too,not once but twice .

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      Dera Chiv

      Thank you. Minor correction if I may……since 1970 TC/FP/ITAK were working on a new project and merged as one in 1972 and them came up with the Vaddukottai resolution in 1976 for a separate state.

      Between 1970 -1976 they already working on the killing of their opponents attempted murder of my Father in 1972, killing of Hon Alfred Thriappa in in 1975 and then the killing of my Father in 1981. There are several others also died. It is a well orchestrated well planned event with the Tamil Nadu support leading unto the 1977 elections and the subsequents events following their mandate.

      So please do not separate “Youths” from the matured adults of FP/ITAK/TULF. Yes one element of the youth LTTE who separated themselves from this Ratha Pottu Mafia much later.

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        Do not compare your father with Alfred Duraiyappa who contested as independent and won without subscribing to policies of FP or TC. So he has every right to choose his path on his own. Judgement whether he did the correct thing or not was given at next elections where voters rejected him. When seeking nomination on party ticket, you subscribe to policy of the party you are contesting and canvass for votes on that policy. Your father contested on TC ticket by which he subscribed to policy of TC. At that time TC considered the government as racist and did not want to have anything to do with it. So what your father did was going against the policy of the party and joining the government. People jump to the government for their personal benefit and for nothing else. If your father was honest of not continuing to subscribe to TC policy, he should have honorably resigned his seat and gone for a by-election with his new manifesto of collaboration with government. Unlike Duraiyappa, your father would have never won as an independent. Furthermore he showed opportunism of jumping into UNP when tides turned, which Duraiyappa never did.

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          Dear Dr GS

          Good now you are responding to me more factually than before means you have been thinking about all I said which I respect. There is a lot of rational in what you say now therefore I feel I am encouraged to have a discussion with you now as fellow man.

          Leaving a side the moral argument about the by-election scenario following the TC who left their candidates in a limbo which I will come to you later (1) I do not agree with you this was for personal benefits sorry to say (2) No law was broken should the candidate want to move on after the above blunder by the TC Leader.

          (1) To make progress kindly list what did Mr Thiagarajh and Hon Alfred Thurippa did in their tenure please by all means include all others who did the same too with all due respect.
          (2) List what was achieved by the FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA in the last 70 years please.
          (3) Kindly list what all the “Tamil” parties planning to do now and how we are (you and me) going to meet-up and follow up on the progress personally for the rest of tenure the milestones/action list completed by the elected in the North please?

          The most impotent think is I want our energy to deliver what we both feel passionate about? can only happen we make some progress here on CT please.

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            Can you also identify yourself please as is critical now we are embarking on a very serious milestone in our life together.

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              Dr GS is identified by his name just as you are by yours.
              If there is no personal attack, why bother with personal identity?
              And what is there for Dr GS to reveal?
              *
              People can have genuine reasons not to reveal their identity.

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                OK Understood SJ and TQ

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            Dear GS

            As a 4th item kindly list all those killed by this Ratha Pottu Mafia from 1970-1977-1981 ie your Turncoat list please.

            We will take it from there. I am with you all the way.

            To do all this we need to establish who you are please.

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              TV
              “we need to establish who you are please”
              If he needs, he will let you know.
              If you need, you cannot push him.
              It will be good to keep the pages as impersonal as possible but for specific subjects of study.

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                Dear SJ

                My comments were together earlier as before and agreed.

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          But TC joined the FP, its sworn political enemy, in 1972 to form the TUF.
          Why should anyone stay with a party that breached the trust of its followers.
          Even Kumar Ponnambalam was bitter about the conduct of the TC post-1972. He waited his turn, and ‘rescued’ the TC from its hijackers.

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    Meaningless satire

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    As a person from outside, I do see a vaccum in the political leadership for Tamils. That does not mean we have one in the Sinhala either. Had we, the Majority, had one like Lee Quan Yu of Singapore, there would not have been a necessity for each community separately. We would have had like Lee’s and Rajaratnams of Singapore.
    However, ridiculing the leadership is easy. But those who ridicule should have had the courage to lead. Sitting in the comfort foreign land, ridiculing the leaders, I am not saying that they are perfect, is cowardice and not an act of an intellectual. This is ‘kopikade’ stuff

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    Prof.N.,

    In the aftermath of the war in 2009, there are people in the N-E whose conditions are probably much worse than the conditions in the tea estate. Many were maimed, disabled, widowed, orphaned, psychologically tortured and traumatized, etc. So their representatives should focus on their problems.

    What have the representatives of the upcountry Tamil people been able to achieve even as they have been a part of the governments in Colombo for several decades? Does that not show the problem is with the unwillingness of the majority to work for a just society? That being the case, it doesn’t make sense to me to blame N-E politicians on that issue.

    Some people argue that N-E Tamils should form an alliance with non-racist Sinhalese, Muslims and Upcountry Tamils in a progressive alliance, fighting for all people’s rights. That sounds good in theory, and in fact if anyone can make it work, I will support it. But reality and experience suggest that it will be a pipedream. But wherever possible, the N-E politicians should work together with Mano Ganeshan’s TPA, and the secular Muslim parties.

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    “We have advanced a form of nationalism that was focused on a small part of the community in a small part of the Island. We failed to be inclusive.”
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    This is the main theme (in fact the only theme) I have been focusing on, readers familiar with my comments on CT may agree. Whenever I use the word Tamils I never fail to add in parentheses the definition : All Tamil speaking people scattered across the island irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival.
    .
    As such I can humbly claim some credit for my relentless effort to educate the Tamil readers here on the meaninglessness of their pursuit for a ‘solution’ which excludes +50% . I can’t understand why the dumbheads on CT can’t realize that this is NOT a solution, not for Tamils, equally important, neither for the Sinhalese.
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    “During these six months, the three of you will have to be active in advancing the case of the tea estate workers, those Tamils who have toiled under semi-slavery conditions, generating the revenue that formed the backbone of the Sri Lankan economy. They are the most neglected and oppressed parts of the Sri Lankan society. And they are Tamils, too!”
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    I am saddened and ashamed of the pathetic life of this hapless lot than anyone else.

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      You are a diabolical Sinhalese racist who pretends to be concerned about Tamils but in reality are not. Keep on repeating the same lies that over 50% of the island’s Tamils live outside, the. NE ,as an excuse to deny Tamil people their rights will not work. Actually 70% of the island’s indigenous Tamils live in the North and east and even if 10% of them only lived there it is still their land, where they have lived for over 2500 years and ruled it, Not the Sinhalese or anyone else. The Sinhalese only arrived there after independence. Deliberately settled there by all Sri Lankan Sinhalese led governments on ethnically cleansed , to change the demography. The other two Tamil communities , the Indian origin estate and other Tamils and the Tamil Muslims are recent immigrants from South India, who have always lived amongst the Sinhalese mainly. Their history and rights are different from the ancient indigenous Eelam Tamils from the North East. Who have the same right to the land as the Sinhalese. The later two Tamil communities have the right to live in equality and dignity but cannot be equated to the indigenous Eelam Tamils. Do not deliberately try to equate these people with us the indigenous Eelam Tamils our land and history in the island and muddy the waters to deny our just rights.

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        Calm down mr. S.S.S

        Our discussion point is Prof Mahesan’s statement
        “We have advanced a form of nationalism that was focused on a small part of the community in a small part of the Island. We failed to be inclusive.”
        .
        Would you be kind enough to comment on that please?
        Then we can proceed.
        .
        How can Soma become a diabolical anti Tamil racist for saying the same thing?

        Soma

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          soma

          “How can Soma become a diabolical anti Tamil racist for saying the same thing?”

          Being a card carrying Sinhala/Buddhist qualifies you as more than a diabolical anti Tamil racist, but a bigoted racist who hates Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Veddahs, Malays, ………………………….. basically all human beings.

          You will have to grow up if you want to be part of human race.

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      Hon SJV formed the FP in 1948 to protect the upcountry Tamils and brought the issue to Jaffna?? or to be exact North and East?? why am not sure??

      Credit to the Workers Congress they have kept themselves well away from the FP/ITAK/TULF politics after a very brief encounter and what does it tell you??

      At that time there was no 1958 and no 1977 and 1983??

      The question from me is how and why this was allowed by the Jaffna man?? then you look into the population breakdown then (6-8 million) was more or less same as now out of 21 million. SJV lost the first elections then and gradually work their way through the field entrenching themselves in a community that did not have these issues?? they had entirely different issues that was in any developing post colonial Nation.

      What allowed this gradual climbing of the ladder is what they said in the parliaments then..aggravating others who did not have any equity in the Independent Nation. Then the North and East people challenged them. voting them out is when Hon SJV lost control of the party and allowed the thuggery to tranform itself into TULF with the other losers joining them??

      This is supposed to be Tamils aspirations and leadership?? Not in million years Soma.

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      somass

      “I am saddened and ashamed of the pathetic life of this hapless lot than anyone else.”

      Crocodiles do shed tears.

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    The reason they are still around d is not because of the Tamils is because they have joined the GOSL for safety (PLOTE/TELO…/FP/ITAK/TULF) and did all the betrayal then to the LTTE their own creation/making once more lost control of all they have created.

    You have to ask why they were on the run themselves in the first place from the LTTE?? perhaps the looting, steeling and the killings of Tamils led to that??

    One has to answer who created this scenario in the first place?? perhaps the same foreign hands who trained all the groups played their cards right?? Who’s interest was being served here??

    The GOSL managed the situation as best they could with the I support of Indians who trained them and now the same groups in the same side as the GOSL??

    You have to listen to speech made by late Hon PM Premadasa at my Fathers funeral in Karainagar in 1981 to understand what were the desperate attempts by our GOSL to avoid all that was to come our ways…….now is year 2020 and have not completed the body counts yet??

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      Dear Mr Venugopal
      Thanks. Generally I don’t get involved in arguments over history or genetics – I am neither a historian or a genetist. My starting point is EXISTING demographic distribution of our people. For problem solving I can devide them into two main groups based on the language they speak – Sinhala speaking people and Tamil speaking people. Deviding them on ethnicity or religion or whether they were there from time immemorial or arrived during the British poses insurmountable problems in the adminstrative and legal processes.
      .
      Forgive me Mr Venugopal our Tamil brothers on CT seem to be severely handicapped in their logic. When I say a Homeland for Tamils will require physical relocation of some Tamils they get the devil into their head and call me a racist. Again when I say all right, if you want those outside stay put where are then the very rationale for asking for a Homeland falls apart and you are acknowledging that Sinhalese are not discriminatory. Again they call me a racist. When I say you choose between a Homeland or the right to live anywhere but I beg of you to choose the latter option they call me a diabolical racist. It is impossible to engage them in a polite discussion without resorting to vilification.

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        Dear Mr Venugopal
        As for the proof of what I have been saying please go to the above comment of Native Veddah, the Pied Piper of the Tamil racist donkeys on CT.

        Soma

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        soma

        “Generally I don’t get involved in arguments over history or genetics – I am neither a historian or a genetist. “

        Alright, I am bored can we talk about your non-existent sex life?

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          What is your relationship with Mangala Samaraweera?

          Soma

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            somass

            “What is your relationship with Mangala Samaraweera?”

            What has it got to do with your non-existent sex life you dirty old man?
            Mangala Samaraweera may be the only liberal among Southerners, not in anyway relating to enjoyments derived from physical senses.

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              NV
              You inquired about my sex life. I just thought I must return the courtesy by asking yours. Please convey my regards to Mangala Samaraweera.

              Soma

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                soma

                “You inquired about my sex life.”

                Don’t be silly.
                I asked you about “non-existent” of your sex life.
                Never mind.

                “Please convey my regards to Mangala Samaraweera.”

                Sure if and when I meet him. Do you still reminisce the good old day, the days that you spent with him?

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        Dear Soma

        With the understanding that we are Sri Lankans is why I comment/share my thoughts. I have no idea who others are nor does it matters to me. Like yourself I have taken all the abuse but shared my thoughts irrespective of etc.

        First and foremost it does expose the thuggery is what I said out to do is to show the world what we all had to deal with in Jaffna from 1970-1977-1981.under the supervision of the elected.

        Secondly It was also done to layout the facts/information others may not have the privy to or not thought about for a productive discussions where we can also learn something from others for a much needed collective improvements in our Nations life. Specially now all our life’s has been turned upside down etc.

        This is one of the reasons why I am looking forward to a revised constitution that will not allow people to kill a fellow man and walk free..not only that the same then walk into a Parliament accuse others of killing someone else too???

        That is why Hon SJV and his politics you made the choice to accept/not to accept in a democracy…then came the TULF thuggery that killed us all….none of us were prepared for this but we took the bullets from early 70’s onwards.

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          Thirdly I always made a point to you not to generalise the Tamils as this is how we were taken for ride in Jaffna (not known to the rest of the Nation) a killing spree then turned South. I am sure JVP did the same but may not be to the same extent.

          None of us up North are not free yet to evaluate our future as the same happens to them by the same now sighting the same as what you read here. This is called victimising the victims now have lost major part of their life being displaced/destitute including their loved ones. This is an amazingly a sickly game with never ending viscous cycle of emotional bullying now the guns are not there is the difference.

          Do not expect a lot but stay put with your values/rational/logic please and Thank you.

          Be happy you are not a turncoat or a traitor in your own land……..furthermore you can be killed too in my democracy up North……then came my Judge from Colombo he even removed my fathers name from his college as part of the successful NPC achievements/Educational Ministry getting things in order?? looking forward to him explaining this to the Nation in our parliament soon.

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        Soma

        I love the way you made your point/summary. Cool.

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          Choma I love you and your points . Ha ha . trying to curry favour another Chingkalla racist.

          Bhool gaya sab kuchh ( I have forgotten everything)
          Yaad nahin ab kuchh ( I cannot remember anything now)
          O ho.. hmm..
          Hey hey ek yehi baat na bhooli ( but I have not forgotten to say this)
          Soma . aa….
          I love you aa..

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    Mention the LTTE and any Tamil will tell you that they are dead and gone. They will say that the LTTE spectre is being raised by politicians to fool the masses. And then we find Wiggy, Sivajilingam and others here https://island.lk/wiggy-makes-vow-before-ltte-memorial/ The Tamil leaders can never be trusted, least of all by Tamils themselves.

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      Dear Stanley

      I do not support any form of sectarian politics by anyone as this has no long term solution to all the Mother Lankan children and generations to come in a small island like ours.

      The link you have shown only showing what the elected doing at a remembrance place after the election. Yes it can be viewed as a political statement too. I AM A HALF FULL HALF EMPTY GLASS MAN so I will try to see the positive side.

      I am also a believer we should have a remembrance /Memorial Day for all Mother Lankan lives lost from the day of the Independence or even before then in each districts. Every year we should all have a day of respect for all the unfortunate souls collectively…as far as I am concerned we are all victims and should take collective responsibility.

      I THINK THIS SHOULD MADE INTO AN ENVIRONMENTAL DAY WHERE FAMILIES AND CHILDREN TOGETHER in every community will go around and clean up the surrounding/participate in tree planting etc.

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      Yes we only trust Chingkalla racist Kurangus like you and war crininal Kothapayam and his Anna Mahenthiran who were responsible for the deliberate killings of 145000 Thamizh civilians. The Chingkallams loved these killings and killing fields so much, that they have now elected these war criminals overwhelmingly to kill more Thamizh and now even Thullukans, who were their former partners in the anti Thamizh genocidal war dance . You definitely would have taken part in that dance . Just look at you itching to the genocidal dance again. Prepping up and getting ready.

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        Ugly black racist piglet, seventy year all-time Losers. Smarts doesn’t it? No wonder you have to resort to a Sri Lankan website to vent your spleen not even Tamilnet would touch you.

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          Stanley
          I have disagreed strongly with you on many things.
          But I share your your anger about this bigotry that attacks people by name of caste, race and religion.
          *
          The purpose is to provoke Muslims and Sinhalese to say something as stupid as his utterances.
          Please do not fall for it.
          Some of your adjectives are not nice not even to describe what he has identified himself correctly as.
          We can achieve more civilized dialogue here, despite such aberrations.

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    Dear CT

    We are all looking forward to the MP’s performance/deliverable list/deliverable progress report on a regular basis from day one. We are expecting the National press from North to South and East to West to publish all the list/progress report the service the respective constituent receives from the respective elected.

    There should be a monthly scrutiny of the MP’s by a committee that need to be broadcasted the Nation live.

    We need to have a performance index attached that will also be published based on the monthly performance minimum criteria set will result in MP’s pay are cut, next election candidacy disqualification as one does not know how to do the job, how well the parliament time used to discuss National development work, proactive ideas for the ongoing work, creative advice to the Nation, networking the country, taking the GOSL message to the masses positively and productively and have them executed.

    Without this the Tax payers should be able to “sue” the elected MP please. This should be written into the Constitutional rights of our Nation please. Insist each MP has a qualified Technocrat employed out of their salary they receive to complete their job satisfactorily please.

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    After A, B and C had left the scene, the three judges were talking over tea at the cafeteria.
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    GG: I championed Tamil nationalism, then my son continued and got killed. Now my grandson is doing the same. In fact he’s talking the same issues as we did 75 years ago. But nothing has been achieved. The whole thing seems to me utterly futile. I knew this from the very start … That’s why I joined the government and tried to get at least some economic development in the North.
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    MT: I’m even more depressed because my son was killed by our own people. Maybe it’s our fault. The goal we had put forward to our people may not be achievable and can only cause violence. I realised this when I was in Dudley’s cabinet. That’s why I was willing to make compromises. For that I was attacked from all sides.
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    SJV: I disagree. We have to be resolute. We cannot compromise like our learned friend A . We have to be resolute to the very end like Prabhakaran. Now when it comes to my son … I don’t know what he’s doing. Nobody seems to know.
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    GG: Now what about the third gentleman C ? He seemed rather odd to me.
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    MT: I agree. He gives me the impression he’s some kind of a throwback.

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    [Contd. from above]
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    SJV: Yes, we managed to keep our struggle secular unlike in the South. Now this gentleman seems to be running backwards … some kind of cultural regression. Too bad.

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    what nationalists become terrorists then the writing is on the wall. That is what happened to that genocidal prick Prabakaran.

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