17 October, 2017

TNA – Is It Taking The Tamils For A Ride? – Part II

By Kumarathasan Rasingam

Kumarathasan Rasingam

Continued from yesterday….

It is still not late for TNA to change its fruitless course for the sake of future of Tamils to ensure its existence in Sri Lanka, preventing an extinction through assimilation, It is imperative for TNA to join the voluntary protests of the people already in progress, besides mobilising protest campaigns for the other actions of the successive Sri Lankan governments like the erection of numerous Buddha statutes and constructions of Buddha Viharas where there is hardly any Buddhists, (mostly in the North and East where Hindu/Christian/Muslims are in majority and where the Chief Minister of Northern Provide is a Hindu and the Chief Minister of Eastern Province is a Muslim) solely to carve an image for Sri Lanka as a Buddhist Sinhala Country.

A mass protest campaign either sit-in or satyagraha (Gandhian style) is the need of the hour to free the lands unjustifiably and unnecessarily seized and occupied by the security forces in the North. Lest TNA would have to bear the blame of complicity in the Sinhalisiation aimed at making the Tamils as minorities resulting in serious demographic changes.

TNA is also wholeheartedly supporting the government for most of its legislations and actions when TNA must focus their attention and campaign towards the international community viewing the internationalised awareness of Tamils’ issues and grievances. First and foremost is the issue of accountability for war crimes etc.

It is worth quoting what the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis stated in her memo to State Dept in 2010. “Responsibility for many of the alleged crimes rests with the country’s senior civilian and military leadership including President Rajapaksa and his brothers and opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka” [http: Wikileaks.org  Sri Lankan-President-alleged-war-html]

Secondly, TNA must pursue its election pledges with no let up particularly the setting up of a Federal system, failing which it is worth resigning the parliamentary seats and call for a renewed mandate from the Tamils to strengthen the demand.

Sri Lanka’s agenda and fate of Tamils is lucidly and accurately forecast by Gordon Weiss (Book Cage -page 227) “The evident brutality of the final phase of Sri Lanka’s war, the treatment of the civilians population, the post war militarisation, the rejection of accountability and the political refiguring of the nation imply a political objective that has little interest in the hearts and minds of those who were ‘rescued’. It suggests, instead commitment to the complete subjugation of the Tamil population by force, and an intention to sustain a grip over this restive group through terror and ethnic cleansing”. Unfortunately judging by the current trends on the ground, an astute sooth sayer might guess that the future for Sri Lanka’s Tamil citizens is bleak”. (page 224)
“Under the guise of development, the Sri Lankan Government is indeed using its Army to control the economy of Tamils majority areas, and to change the demography” (Bourke –  Australia – March 2012)

“The extinction of Tamil Tigers has once again made possible the total domination of the narrative by the state” . (Gordon Weiss – Cage Page 225)

There is little doubt the former UN Official Gordon Weiss who worked in numerous conflict and natural disaster zones – like Bosnia, Afghanistan, Darfur and Haiti, has even-handedly analysed the politics and war of Sri Lanka, and it is hoped Sri Lanka will change its destabilising and destructive   course and embark on the path of justice, accountability and reconciliation sincerely and honestly with concrete actions and without empty promises and undertakings to the UN and International community.

For the time being, TNA must cease to continue the history of betrayal and breach of trust and promises staining the dignity of Tamils.

Sampanthan’s worry and concern for the survival of this Government rather than the survival of the Tamils is simply unrealistic and just poor judgement.
Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi’s  [ITAK’s] latest distressing episode in relation to Chief Minister of Northern Province Wigneswaran appears to be descending in to a full scale crusade to remove a principled person who has risen like a Goliath to challenge the trio ( Sam, Sum, Mavai) of ITAK.

This is nothing but a disgusting spectacle unfolding pitting one group of Tamils against another group of Tamils even calling for Hartal to show the strength as a non-violent struggle. By these actions, the Tamil leaders have plainly, simply fallen into the divide and rule trap of government to destabilize the Northern Provincial Council and paint a picture of disunity, lack of dedication and determination to agitate for the causes of Tamils with hoards of problems facing the Tamils who are still suffering after the brutal war. It is thus unpardonable for the Tamil leaders to waste their time and energy for the sake of self-glory, power and promoting of party interests at the expense of suffering Tamils.

NOW EVEN GOD WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE THE TAMILS WHO ARE HEADING TO LIVE AS SUBORDINATES AND FACE EXTINCTION IN SRI LANKA.

Sampanthan’s Assertion that “ I have trust on President and Prime Minister to offer solutions and be patient so as not to ruin the present best opportunity”, sounds optimistic, but history points to another lesion which is “never trust Sinhala leaders or Sri Lankan Governments”

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’ – Edmond Burke –

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    Kumarathasan, –Old timer, federalism might have been a “cool” word in your younger days , but not any more. Federalism is already dead in the world. Tamil demands are based on lies, myths,and fantasies that were fed by colonial masters. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– There is NO federalism, NO autonomy, NO self determination, NO merger of North and East, NO Tamil as an official language in SL, NO separate state, NO hybrid courts, NO war crimes, and NO anything. Just integrate with native-son of soil- indigenous- aboriginal Sinhalese or simply get the hell out of here. You already have a your very own state called Tamil Nadu. Sinhalese have suffered enough because of you nut jobs, there is limit any one can tolerate.

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      John,

      Well said. These fellas were entertained for way too long. It’s time for the Sinhalese to stand tall as a majority and lead the way. These fellas should just pack their bags and leave if they don’t like.

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      John John John stop blowing your Horn. You need to rename yourself to Athuraliya Punchi Banda Saparamaduwe Issipathirana Kabarakoya. That is a fitting name for a gamaya like you.

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    Sri Lanka is Sinhala-Buddhist.

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      Sri Lanka is Sinhalese Buddhist but Eelam is Tamil and secular ( historically Hindu), where we want Tamil Hindus Christians and Muslims who identify themselves as Tamils to live as equals.

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shameless Perera ——–Well said. Thanks. ——You must stop sniffing before you start typing.

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            Oh shit the Shameless Perera got b itch slapped again.

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          Lt. Gen., and Supreme Commander of the world Reginald Shamal Perera, may I ask you what garbage were you trying to spew out of that tiny mind of yours. Looking at your war hero status, it appears it amounted to nothing.

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        Real Siva, —You are so unreal. There has never been a thing called “Eelam” in the world. It’s ok to identify your self as Tamil WITHIN limits. But you must integrate with native-insidious-son of soil- aboriginal Sinhalese. REMEMBER, The island nation of Sri Lanka is ethnically Sinhalese and religiously Buddhist. Tamils in SL must cut ties with Tamils in Tamil Nadu immediately. Makkkala Muslims (e.g: Badudeen, Sali) are Tamil, but Boras and Malay-Jaa Muslims are not Tamils.

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          Johnny Baby —— Tell us the various names by which this island was known before it was politically Christened as Sri Lanka? What was the name of this island before the arrival of Vijaya the hoodlum and his Kallthonies northern Gundas? ———— If you do not know please ignore me and thrive on you own ignorance. ————————————————————This island was also known as Eelam in ancient days. No one can help you when you sit on your brain and stand on your head. Pull your head out of wherever it is now and see, hear, sense, taste and smell the world you will find it a whole new refreshing experience. ——————This forum is a good place to learn, learn from good people who are well informed and humane. Please don’t waste your time indulging in your trivial pursuit.

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      He He He

      The name of this Sinhala-Buddhist is JOHN .

      BTW no one today believe your Mahawamsa comedy crap eh?

      Cheers

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        Doesn’t it sound real “Sinhala” and “Buddhist”?

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        cholan, It’s already proven that ” Great Mahawamshaya” is full of FACTS. And, nobody gives a damn what your dumb “no one” believes.

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          Johnny Baby ———“It’s already proven that ” Great Mahawamshaya” is full of FACTS. ” ——-And by whom? Do you believe Buddha flew in a Pushpak vimana all the way from Benares to Bintene and a beast raped a beauty and she gave birth to Sinha Le people in an incestuous relationship? The island was cleansed by Buddha in time for the arrival of Vijaya the thug and his hoodlums on the day the Buddha attained Parinibbana. This is an ultimate insult to Buddha by the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist. ———————————————–By the way what was the fact again? ———–Don’t you think you continue to demean yourself, Sinhalese and Buddhist by typing complete bull s***t?

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      Oh Johnny boy, you forgot to finish your sentence? This is just like your education. Keep dreaming boy, one day you will be dead and gone and the minorities will still be living there.

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    The article is completely biased against TNA. The positive things achieved during the past two years were not mentioned. Half truth is sometimes worse than lies. The government has to go a long way yet. But attacking TNA is not the solution.

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    There is NO conceivable solution to the Tamil ethnic problem in Sri Lanka as long as 50+% of Tamils (Tamil speaking people) live outside North East. TNA must run a vigorous campaign among those Tamils encouraging them to move into North East. The moment I observe such a tendency developing I myself will be in the forefront advocating a Tamil Homeland. Until such time flying kites in Montreal should be more fun for mr. Rasingam.——Soma

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      somass Ji———————“There is NO conceivable solution to the Tamil ethnic problem in Sri Lanka as long as 50+% of Tamils (Tamil speaking people) live outside North East. ” ———————- It has never been a Tamil ethnic problem but a Sinhala/Buddhist problem imposed on rest of the people including Sinhalese, Buddhists, Tamils, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, ………………………my people, ………………. There are millions of solution to the Sinhala/Buddhists problem. To begin with you will have to learn to sit on your bum and stand on your legs rather than sit on your brain and stand on your head. ———

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      The vast majority of the so called Tamil speaking people living amongst the Sinhalese are Indian origin estate Tamils who have always lived there and the Muslims , again another immigrant community from South India that is ethnically Tamil but in the name of their religion do not want to be identified as Tamils and claim a fake Arab/Moor origin, that only a very small percentage of them have in a small dose. The indigenous Eelam Tamils largely live in the north and east (70%) and it is their land and have lived and ruled this land continuously for the past 2000 years or more ( ruling until European colonisation). They have every right to claim for self determination in this land and that is not reliant on the fact that large amount of Tamil immigrants from South India recent and not so recent , live amongst the Sinhalese, as the British brought them and kept them there or in the case of the Muslims migrated and settled there. They have nothing to do with the indigenous Eelam Tamil and their just claim for their land. You know this but being a racist a deliberately trying confuse and put a spoke in the issue. For your information the vast majority of the present day Sinhalese now baying for Tamil blood, may be even you , are descended from largely low caste Indian Tamil immigrants who were imported into the island by the Dutch. Arabs living in Saudi have nothing to do with Palestinian Arabs or their claim to their home land in Palestine. There are more Scots and Welsh living and England and overseas , than is Scotland and Wales, however this does not negate the claim of the Scots and the Welsh to their land.

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        RSSS:
        “The indigenous Eelam Tamils largely live in the north and east (70%) and it is their land and have lived and ruled this land continuously for the past 2000 years or more”

        Please show an ancient Tamil brick older than 400 years. Oldest is Dutch fort. Invaders always left or were chased away after a few years in SL history. Particularly, Tamil invaders who ruled over Sinhalese, didn’t leave any sizable population of their own when left SL. Even after king Elara or Ellalan’s death any Tamils left over, became Sinhalese eventually. So WHO ARE YOU? Tamil Dalit laborer brought by Portuguese and Dutch for tobacco plantations.

        You took advantage out of lacking historical records, you reinvented the history to claim you’re “indigenous Eelam Tamils”, and perhaps caste maniacs like you did everything to possible to make you look a high caste as well. Logically as well as scientifically speaking, if you claim 2000 years of existence, you should have a sizable population? Where are they?

        This is why I always say your case is a raven calling dove black sort of a thing

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          Rantings from a low caste Dravidian Tamil Muslim covert who like all Sri Lankan Muslims does not want to acknowledge his actual Tamil origin from India.. There is enough and more history and archeological evidence regarding the ancient presence of he Tamils in the island . Religious and historical. Even the Sinhalese language is 40% Tamil in vocabulary proving it is basically a corrupted version of Tamil. The Mahavamsa that you are fondly quoting by trying to prove that the Tamils do not belong only did the opposite, it reveals the presence of Tamils and Tamil kingdoms from ancient times . The father of the king who converted to Buddhism was King Mutta Sivan a pure Tamil name meaning the venerated Siva, The so called Sinhalese hero the Tamil Naga Buddhist prince Duttugemunu ( not actual name) had a father again with a Tamil name Kakkai Vanna Theesan or Kavan Theesan both Tamil names, Former meaning the king the colour of the crow and the latter the king who guards. ( Kavan from Kaval) . See the ancient five Siva Ishwarams in the five corners of he island that predate Buddhism as well a Kathirkammam in the deep south east , where the Tamil god now worshipped by the Sinhalese as their war god, proving their ancient Tamil origin is venerated. The Tamils lived along the northern and eastern coast and just like the coastal Sinhalese areas the Portuguese destroyed every thing. Only ancient ruins that were preserved in the island were in the central areas where they never ventured and were covered in jungle. Understood. Your second ancient city Polonarruwa was not built by Sinhalese but by Tamil Cholas. Get your facts correct. You sound more like a Sinhalese racist than a Muslim jehadi

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          Rishard———–If you really want to engage yourself in serious debate, please take time off and do some research. Are you contented that you have raised some questions that you consider relevant and clever?

          Check the following links:

          New Archaeological Evidence
          http://tamildiplomat.com/new-archaeological-evidence/
          By Prof Pushparatnam

          Thousand year epigraph found in the ruins of Sivan temple in the jungles of Trincomalee
          http://tamildiplomat.com/1000-years-old-tamil-epigraphs-found-ruins-sivan-temple-located-jungles-trincomalee/

          Another Ancient Settlement discovered at Nagapaduvan
          http://tamildiplomat.com/another-ancient-settlement-discovered-nagapaduvan/

          Kaddukkarai Archaeological studies which have ventured into a new path towards Misted Ancient History of Northern Sri Lanka – Tamil Diplomat

          http://tamildiplomat.com/kaddukkarai-archaeological-studies-which-have-ventured-into-a-new-path-towards-misted-ancient-history-of-northern-sri-lanka/

          Hope you will check Pottery, numismatic, Brahmi, Literary, Genetic …. evidences before you rest your head only on bricks.

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        RSSS,
        Thanks for the clarification. I have been repeatedly raising the question “Who are the ‘Tamils’ in the context of a ‘political solution ‘ ?” You have confined the definition to those living in the Northrn peninsula excluding those who practise Islam as religion and those arrived during the British. Can you elaborate a bit further as to why TNA is demnading the merger of North and East and why the attempt to repatriate estate workers is considered as an act of discrimination against the Tamils. —– Soma

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          I have never stated anywhere that only the population hailing from the Jaffna peninsular are the island’s Tamils. Please lying and twisting what I state to suit your racist genocidal agenda. I stated that the north and east of the island is the historical homeland of the island’s indigenous Eelam Tamils and not just the Jaffna peninsular. This encompasses the former Tamil kingdom of Jaffna and the eastern Tamil Vanimmanai chiefdoms This has been recognised by the Portuguese the Dutch , the British ( all the island’s European colonial rulers) all Sinhalese led governments since independence ,( Go and read the BC pact of 1956 and Dudley Senanayake .Chelvanayagam agreement of 1965 ) until the Rajapakse era. Even the international Indo Ceylon agreement signed by the then Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and the former Sri Lankan president J R Jayawardene in 1987 , recognises this. and the TNA and the Tamils have every right to ask for the merger of these two ancient historic Tamil provinces. Even your Mahvamsa fable recognises all the lands to the north and east of the island as Tamil lands. No amount of illegal land grabbing by the Sri Lankan armed forces and ethnic cleaning of indigenous Eelam Tamils from these regions and chasing them to the south and settling Sinhalese in these ancient Tamil lands is going to change this historic fact. If Sinhalese who were illegally settled on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands by all Sri Lankan governments since the 1950s can claim these Tamil lands as theirs, then Indian origin Tamils who have now been living in the central highlands for the past 200 years and are now a majority in many of these Kandyan Sinhalese areas can claim these lands as theirs. What is good for the Sinhalese is good for the Tamils too.

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          Yes the attempt to repatriate Tamils estate workers who had lived in the island for 150 years and earned most of the island’s foreign exchange is discrimination. If they were to be repatriated then more than half the so called present day Sinhalese population and 95% of the island’s Muslim population who themselves migrated from South India only a century or two ago also should be repatriated back to South India( Tamil Nadu) from where they arrived. That will be funny as the ancestors of the Bandaranaickes Jayawardenes Ratwattes and Senanayakes all arrived from Tamil Nadu during this period and they also including your family would should have been repatriated back to Tamil Nadu. What has all this got to do with the ancient indigenous Eelam Tamils from the north and east of the island claim to their lands? You are again mischievously trying muddy the waters with matters that have nothing to do with each other. In fact it is the Sinhalese who have more Indian Tamil ancestry than the Eelam Tamils

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            RSSS,
            Your elaborate responses is the final proof that there is NO conceivable solution to the problem of a ‘political solution ‘ for the Tamils(Tamil speaking people) as long as this demand does not unambiguously clarify for whom it is intended. Your political class is deliberately cofusing us with various permutations and combinations of Tamils, Tamil Nation, Tamil speaking people, Ealam Tamils, Indeginious Tamils, Eazam Tamils etc. and avoid talking what are the numbers involved. They do not clearly say whether those who practise Islam and those arrived during the Brish are included or not.. Without resoting to anger and vilifications can we talk numbers? Remember that if you exclude those who practise Islam Tamils are a minority in the Eastern province. …………..Soma

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              No one is excluding the Tamils who practice Islam , they exclude themselves from the rest of the Tamils in the name of their religion and fake Arab Moorish origin than only a small number of them partially have. In order to justify their fake Arab origin they constantly undercut and support Sinhalese racism and war crimes against the rest of the Tamils. The largely Dravidian Tamil Muslim population from South India from whom these Sri Lankan Muslims originated from, do not behave in this manner and are very proud to call themselves. However the Sri Lankan Muslims, especially their southern elite, for reasons only known to them only think , that by denying their actual Tamil origin and heritage and claiming a pan Islamic identity and a fake Arab/Moor heritage will be advantageous to them in the island. This is itself is a form of genocide as they have brainwashed the Tamil Muslim masses in the island to deny hate and not acknowledge their rich Tamil Muslim origin and culture. This is like brainwashing a child to deny his or her parents and origin and worship some others as the parent. The north and east is the ancient land of the indigenous Eelam Tamils just like the south is the land of the Sinhalese. Others can live their in dignity and with equal rights but have no right to claim this as their land, . They are not indigenous to the east and just because they sarrived a few centuries ago and claimed asylum from the Tamils in the east. People who arrive as asylum seekers a few centuries ago or as state sponsored settlers in the last 30-60 years have a right to live their in dignity but claim and deny the land from the original people. If they do so then the Indian origin estate Tamils have the same right to large areas of the Sinhalese central , Kandyan and Uva provinces. The history of the east is Eelam Tamil Hindu or Buddhist not Sinhalese or Muslim. Understood.

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    This dude is relentless in his attempts to demolish Sampanthar……. Poor Sampathar……It is bad enough to cop it from his own , old Vellala Buddy Wigneswaran…….Then he has Gajendran Ponnambalam, whom my elders tell me is also a a Vellala, although he parked his caravan in a Dalits Only area ………..It is to get the backing from the Diaspora which is lead by the hands on LTTE Cadre and Piran;s personal attorney in New Jersy………This Jersy dude is going for Sampatha’r Jugular…………. Out doing them all, is Sampathar’s apprentice , the Vellala Kid Abraham , who is stirring the pot by demanding that Sampatha’r Cinnamom Garden’s buddy, Dr Rani expunge Buddhism from the Constitution. before Abraham can accept the Federal Thing…………….. How can Dr Rani do both ….. That is expunge Buddhism and give Vellala the Eelaam at the same time………..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera————–“This dude is relentless in his attempts to demolish Sampanthar……. Poor Sampathar” —————Crocodiles too shed tears. Or is it because you love to maintain a status quo with a weak Sam than coping with fear of the unknown? ——–Where is Ambassador Bandula? Could you tell him to reconfigure his hairstyle to look attractive to women whom he chat on the box. ………..

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        Dear Native……Now that the Tamils got their Homeland in the North with the Yahapalana Blessings ….. the Shit Fight is between the TNA Vellala Faction in Colombo vs the Dalits in Jaffna……….. It is all to do with “Resource Allocations”… To collect what ever they can using their new high power positions ….. This is the more pressing need of the Dalits , and I don’t blame them…….They will never ever match what Vellala Mahendran and his SIL collected from the very first year in Yahapalanaya…….. But I was shocked to learn that an Aussie Tamil put the hand in the Till too pretending to help as an expert………Wonder which faction he is from…….

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera————–Come straight to the point. Do you now want Justice C V Wigneshwaran to run the entire country and kick the life long crooks out of the government and out of power come what may?……….. Honesty wise he is doing well doesn’t he?

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    It is too late for Sambanthan Trio to change course for the sake of the Tamils. They can’t change, they won’t change and they will not be allowed to change as they are in the crutches of the Government. Samabanthan could not have got the Opposition leadership, had he not raised the lion flag in support of the Sirisena government. There should be a new leadership for the Tamils which is far fetched. Then again the leaders of various Tamil parties like EPRLF, TELO, ITAK,PLOT are for their positions as leaders of parties and not for the benefit of the Tamils.
    It is regrettable that the Tamils have not learned their lessons yet as far as the Tamil political leaders are concerned. There is no point for the Tamils in raising their voice against the Sinhalese and their leaders. When Tamil leadership and his followers are traitors, why blame the Sinhalese.

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    Kumarathasan Rasingam’s quote: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmond Burke
    TNA consist of good persons. They are trying a strategy tried out in the BC pact. Nothing like trying! TNA has not eschewed federal governance – at least not yet!
    Kumarathasan Rasingam (and similar thinkers) must show patience. Let us not forget the obduracy of the victors

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    Mr. Kumarathasan
    I don’t know your background. I am happy, you have eminently captured our heartache, cataloguing acts of omission and commission -deception and duplicity – by TNA leadership. Sampanthan-Sumanthiran –Senathirajah constitute the treacherous triad. True, the situation warrants an early ouster of the leadership by popular will. But then, “If you cannot fix it, don’t break it” . who is the replacement for Sampanthan? I have personally known most of the aspirants/contenders from different outfits. Apparently, they are NOT men (or women) of leadership material. Try out anyone who is waiting in the wings? No Sir, at this critical stage, our people cannot afford the “trial and error” luxury. Mobilization and mass agitation demanding course correction by the TNA leadership may perhaps work.

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      Criticism is for them to feel the pulse of the people and correct their path and go forward: But if the leaders are inactive and does not feel the pulse of the people and busy in ousting the CM is not acceptable by any Tamil in Eelam or abroad.
      See they have learnt a bitter lesson and especially the ITAK is now licking the wounds and some ITAK agents in Canada are howling like beaten dog and continuing their filthy propaganda in character assassination on those who expose the truth without giving appropriate reply or explanation. These people are doing more harm to our community in Canada.

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    Ranils plan backfires:

    “WE ARE STRONGER THAN BEFORE – Wigneswaran”

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      Justice will prevail at last:

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    Indigenous Tamils are found only in Tamil Nadu. Anybody who argues against that is a traitor to the Tamil nation and insults the ancient Tamils.

    The only difference between Plantation Tamils and non-Plantation Tamils is that the Plantation Tamils were brought by the British starting from the 19th century century, while most of the non-Plantation Tamils have been living here for a few of centuries prior to that.

    It was only in 1911 that even the census of Ceylon differentiated the Tamils, according to when they migrated to Ceylon.

    In the first scientific census of Ceylon in 1881 there are total 687 000 Tamils, a good 75% of them were Plantation Tamils, which will give about 175 000 non-Plantation Tamils aka Ceylon Tamils. Even at independence there were only 734 000 non-plantation aka Ceylon Tamils. These want 40% of the Sinhalese island!! They claim that they are a different kind of Tamils, better than the other Tamils. Really!! A totally insignificant immigrant minority, who have not set their mark on anything except suicide bombers and child soldiers, claim that they are even better than the Tamils in their homeland or the poor Tamils plucking tea to get some income for the country so that these socalled better Tamils can waste it by destroying what has been built here.

    Eelam means the Sinhalese country. At least get a name which is your own.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/References_for_Sinhala_-_Eelam_-_Ilam.png

    ஈழம் = சிங்கள தேசம் (Ealam = Cinkala thesam which translates into Sinhala deshaya in Sinhalese)

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    ” mobilising protest campaigns for the other actions of the successive Sri Lankan governments like the erection of numerous Buddha statutes and constructions of Buddha Viharas where there is hardly any Buddhists,”

    This is a traps set up by the sinhala extremists.This author wants sampanthan to fall into the trap..

    “A mass protest campaign either sit-in or satyagraha (Gandhian style) is the need of the hour to free the lands unjustifiably and unnecessarily seized and occupied by the security forces in the North”

    The author should give details of how much of lands were appropriated by the armed forces and how mush has been released and what is the balance.Without these details it is difficult to make a judgement.i think the forces have released quite a lot of lands.If they have built their infrastructure on these lands depending oh the cost of these infrastructures it would be better to get the people displaced alternative lands with their consent.if they are offered more valuable lands which are same or bigger in extent they may accept them and start building if they are also given some funds.

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      shankar——“The author should give details of how much of lands were appropriated by the armed forces and how mush has been released and what is the balance.” ——————————The information is in the public domain. All you have to do is without moving your fat bum just use the google a wonderful search engine even for dummies like you get all your information. Even Sirisena had given some figures. ———————-Here is one article on the subject—Sri Lanka accused of waging ‘silent war’ as Tamil land is appropriated by army—–theguardian.com –By Sam Jones -Thursday 28 May 2015 16.09 BST. ————-Hope these informations satisfy your query and you will not raise the same stupid question in about two months time.

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        native

        internet is always having conflicting figures.Also we don’t have the time like you do to do such research.When a person makes a statement in an article to make it easier for readers they should give the figures too.Everyone are not paid for sitting in front of the internet like you do.They have to do real jobs to put food on the table.

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