22 September, 2018

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The Winners In Sri Lanka’s Civil War Continue To Make Life Hard For The Losers

Often, when Sri Lanka’s ethnic-Sinhalese-dominated government appears to be offering a hand in friendship to the Tamil minority, it turns out to be a slap in the face. For example, in 2010 it appointed a Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission to investigate the final phase of the 26-year civil war.

Read more in the Economist

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    Who would have thought our Doughie is a Sinhalese?

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      ado Leela ( K A Sumanasekera) long time no see huh!

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    The winner takes it all.
    The loser must fall.

    If the losers begs for another loss that is unfortunate.

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      Historically, in this world there are no permanent winners and permanent losers. In the past, winners at one occasion have lost in another and vice versa. Mighty empires have fallen or disintegrated. Tamils lost because of foolish acts of one man and Sinhalese won because of wrong perception and vested interests of the world. Situation is now fast changing and the world is realizing that the struggle of Tamils to a statehood to escape the racism and oppression of the Sinhala dominated Srilanka state is a just one. Next struggle of Tamils will not be from within Srilanka, but well planned and executed from outside with the support of fair minded nations. Sinhalese will have only the support of rogue states and are bound to lose.

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        Let’s hope it’s better planned and executed than the much touted terrorist counter attack which was going to drive the advancing SLA divisions into Mahaweli gangai :-)

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    No one yield of war victory only Rajapaksa family gain every things.Pirabakaran must kill, there are no question but still north & tamil living stand come to down.South also suffering for food & basic things. Ranil is thinking of America styles. Brazil & Arab revolution is good example for us. Its very close to us.

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    The Economist never cared to write “Winners are making life hard for losers” when LTTE was winning!

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      Navin

      Its you again!!

      “The Economist never cared to write “Winners are making life hard for losers” when LTTE was winning!”

      When did LTTE win?

      If it was winning where is it now?

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      navin,maybe they looked at the root cause of the problem which resulted in the fighting.We tend to have villains and heroes even in films and everyone supports the heroes who are the underdogs fighting the villains.That is natural human tendency.Though the LTTE was a brutal terrorist organisation,when the world saw the history which resulted in the creation of the LTTE, where innocent tamils were subjected to vicious violence being killed,tortured,raped and looted and burnt,they must have felt like the villains are getting back what they dished out.

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    its not real.we all are winners,no one fall.we all are Sri Lankan and we are free now from terrorist.no one can fall us now,we are strong and community.

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    According to Tamils, they did not say that the war is over.

    So, how come some one says the war is over ?

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