18 September, 2019

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TNA’s Principled Stand & Draft Constitution

By Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan rarely if ever misses an opportunity to carry his tale of woe to visiting foreign officials. The latest was during his meeting with visiting member of European Parliament Geoffrey Van Orden. 

In his previous avatar, the TNA leader from around 2000 stood by LTTE Supremo Prabhakaran till the last day on May 18, 2009, when the terrorist leader was eliminated by the armed forces. He acknowledged the terrorist group as the sole representative of the Tamil community. During this period, he was also a Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament. Sri Lankan leaders have to date failed to seek an explanation from Sampanthan on his links and support for the terrorist group. Despite his claims of supporting an undivided and indivisible country, he is yet to tell the world, what prevented him from advising his former leader Prabhakaran to accept President CBK’s offer to hand over the Northern Province for 10 years with no requirement for elections. Had that offer been taken, it would have also included Police and Land powers.  

In his present avatar, Sampanthan has briefed the visiting European parliamentarian of the restoration of independence of the judiciary through the Constitutional Council, an institution packed with self-serving politicians. He claimed, “our support to reinstate the Government was on Principle.” Only time will tell if it was a principled stand or a part of a bigger deal as claimed by at least one Tamil politician during the recent 52-day political crisis.  

The TNA leader then spoke of the new draft constitution and the need for a genuine power-sharing arrangement allowing people and Provincial governments to exercise powers regarding matters that are connected to their day to day lives. Claiming to be “reasonably optimistic” of the new Constitution being “reasonable and acceptable one to our people,” he then moved on to the perennial land issue. He lamented, “we are against the state-sponsored settlement schemes which are done deliberately to change the ethnic composition in the regions, we are not against natural migration of people. The Tamil speaking people have an inherent interest to preserve their land and their culture.” 

By “we are against,” this octogenarian politician has clearly identified the need to resolve this issue not as we as in Sri Lankans but as in Sinhalese, Tamils, and Muslims.  For too long have Tamil politicians been harping on the ludicrous ‘state-sponsored settlement schemes.’ What is deviously ignored is the fact, ‘natural migration’ cannot take place to economically impoverished regions which is also the reason, over 50% of the island’s Tamil community themselves live in areas of other communities thus ‘changing its ethnic compositions.’ Let alone Sinhalese, even members of the Tamil community living outside the North will not dream of migrating to the North. Despite the claim of ‘Tamil speaking people have an inherent interest to preserve their land and their culture,’ its proponents totally ignore the desire of other communities too, to preserve their land and culture. Northerners moving elsewhere is conveniently considered ‘natural migration.’  

In such a backdrop, state assistance is essential to encourage those who might be willing to ‘migrate’ to the North. They will, in time, improve economic activity in the impoverished North. Unless and until the word ‘we’ referring to Sri Lankans include Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim citizens alike and recognize the right for all to live anywhere in this island receiving state assistance where necessary, the national question will never be resolved. State assistance to encourage internal migration of labor for development is a global practice. For example, the Australian government, for decades, provided financial support to those who moved to the underdeveloped Northern Territories including granting attractive tax breaks. 

The past is strewn with instances when TNA has remained silent without taking a principled stand. More recently, it regularly failed to fulfill its duty as the official opposition. For example, the TNA leadership has failed to utter even one word on the illegal fishing by Tamil Nadu poachers in the island’s Northern waters despite the fact, the losers are the Tamil fishermen in the North. Huddled inside the Indian High Commission in Colombo during their regular powwows with visiting senior Indian officials, they have failed to demand India stop its fishermen from poaching in our waters. TNA leaders demand, members of Sri Lankan armed forces accused of war crimes be prosecuted. However, they have never requested of visiting British politicians for Adlai Balasingham, spouse of LTTE theoretician Anton Balasingham now living in retirement in the UK to be prosecuted, despite enough evidence being available of the lead role she played in recruiting and training Tamil child soldiers. As this write recollects, the TNA being the official Opposition in parliament failed to take the Sirisena-Wickremasinghe government to task as it should have, during the scandalous urea fertilizer shortage in December 2017. Disaster was averted when all-weather friend Pakistan came to the rescue and rushed 40,000 metric tons. It was an issue common to both Sinhalese and Tamil farmers. TNA opted to remain silent over the Central Bank bond scam; despite the fact, EPF money of Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim workers was swindled in the fraud.

Notwithstanding TNA’s much-acclaimed role during the recent crisis to defend and uphold democracy, it remained silent for over two years when local government elections were postponed. It also continues to stay silent despite six of nine Provincial Councils including the Northern council being non-functional due to the indefinite postponement of elections. To this writer’s understanding, the 13th Amendment was all about Provincial Councils and devolution of power.  The list goes on. It can be surmised; TNA leaders take a principled stand only when it suits their agenda. To state otherwise is best narrated to visiting foreign meddlers and Chines who sport ponytails!

The much-awaited interim report by the Steering Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on drafting a new Constitution was tabled in Parliament on Friday, January 11.  Proposals have been prepared by an Experts Panel, six sub-committees ,and representation made by political parties. The six sub-committees were tasked to develop proposals on Fundamental Rights, The Judiciary, Law and Order, Public Finance, Public Service and Centre-Periphery Relations.  When the Constituent Assembly met in Parliament on Friday at 10 am, 28 government MPs, 17 UPFA MPs, nine TNA MPs and two JVP MPs were present. It reflects the importance attached by our lawmakers (and breakers) to constitution making.   

A key feature in the interim report is supposedly the second Chamber in Parliament. It has been proposed, any future Constitutional amendment will require a 2/3 majority in both the lower chamber comprising of representatives elected directly by the people and upper Chamber comprising of 45 representatives from the Provincial Councils and 11 from Parliament. It virtually guarantees no future Constitutional amendments no matter what, whether it is for the good of the country or not. The upper chamber with a majority from nine Provincial Councils will also be empowered to return any piece of legislation passed by the lower Chamber, even with a 2/3 majority if it is not to their liking. 

It is in effect, subordinating the powers of the lower chamber of directly elected people’s representatives to those of upper Chamber of Provincial Council representatives. 

Germany is one of the better-known examples of the Federal system of governance. In that country, the Federal Parliament by a majority vote is empowered to reject any law enacted by any one of the 16 Federal states.  

By permitting the upper chamber packed with Provincial Council members who will vote on provincial party lines to reject or turn back any law passed by Parliament, the draft proposals empower Provincial Councils with more powers than states in a Federal State. If adopted and implemented, it will permanently turn Parliament into a powerless institution and effectively pass the function of passing national legislation to the nine Provinces. It will also enable anyone Province to enact their own laws on contentious and divisive subjects such as same-sex marriage, abortion, legalizing the marriage of minors to name a few. Parliament would be powerless to overrule such laws. Theoretically, the nine provinces could have different laws applicable to anyone subject or issue.

Leaked documents also refer to several other areas including the subordination of the Supreme Court to the Constitutional Court. 

During the recent political crisis, the 7–0 Supreme Court verdict upheld the supremacy of parliament. If some of the proposed changes including those mentioned herein become a reality, those who found salvation in the recent Supreme Court’s decision would have succeeded in turning the very same parliament into a powerless nonentity.             

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    Bloody racist Jayaweera
    You think provincial people are not elected by people but by foreigners. Basic principle is broadbssing decision making so there can be there can be no constitutional coups like we had recently.
    You only studied and we’ll versed in Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalism and nothing else.
    When war crimes are committed by state terrorist from 1956. Sampanthan has to depend on Pirapaharan for counter terrorism and in his absence has to depend on other states for counter terrorism activities to ensure safety and sovereignty of the Tamil people

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      Dear Rajeewa when are you going to come out of your racist mindset. MR promised US, West and India that he will settle Tamil issue if LTTE is destroyed because Prabaharan was not willing for any settlement. After winning the war with their help he forgot about his word. He promised to India several times that he will implement 13th amendment in full (police and land powers included) and will go beyond it to devolve more powers. But he never did that saying if he did it will be curtains down for him. Unfortunately even without fulfilling his promise curtain came down on him. In the mean time to keep India at bay he prostituted with China, thinking that it will be a buffer from India demanding justice to Tamils. The present government (both MS & RW) promised to the world that they will settle Tamil issue by promulgating a new constitution which will prevent any recurrence of war crimes on Tamils. It is four years since they got power and there is hardly any progress in constitution making and with elections round the corner nothing tangible will happen. Now it has been demonstrated to international community that Sinhalese are intransigent in arriving at a power sharing agreement with Tamils. Please remember their patience is running out and if you hope to hoodwink them for ever you are sadly mistaken.

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        “Please remember their patience is running out and if you hope to hoodwink them for ever you are sadly mistaken.”

        How do you know?

        Hindia is hell bent on destroying Tamils.

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    Jayaweera. I am pretty suire, This dilshan is TNA. Every manoever, at present, is to protect their 16 seats and the four fold representation of Tamils.
    Your conclusion about contitutional council aka Parliament is also wrong probably you are writing for some one. Constitution was written by the WAshington (Senator said that). Sri Lankan editors are Jayampathi Wicramarathne and Sumanthirana both of which are not aliegned with the with Sri lankan majority. Anyway, only 56 out of 225 were present.
    It is futile to compare and quote other system, when none of the systems will work when the people implementing are only for corruption. Otherwise, both Russia and France have the same systems. the only difference is there the President is really powerul, PMs are really figure heads who would not try to overpower the presidents.

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    Point I forgot to mention was TNA is no more for thr Political solution, may be onece their elections concerns are over. right now their concern is their 16 seats which they can ,lose by delimitation, after that votes may make them lose left over four seats. TNA losing in election is not an impoosible task.

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      Jimmy

      Do you know why Namal Baby was in Killinochi with school kids?
      He was posing as if he was painting school gate. The last time when baby visited Killinochi school, his security details destroyed the newly built ceiling costing hundred of thousands of rupees.

      He promised to visit all the Tamil detainees on 27 October 2018.
      It appears he has forgotten his promises. When you are ask to carry his b***s next time around please remind him his promises and ask the baby to compensate the school where his security details caused immense damages.

      It would have been cost effective if he doesn’t visit schools with his entourage/hangers on.
      Oh by the way some years ago he went to a few schools to promote his mate’s discs. Political brats should spend some time in boot camps, preferably in the USA.

      I haven’t seen his baby minder in those photos.

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    What surprises me is that after seventy years of independence, many Sinhalese like you do not see that there is a problem, and if any problem, it is with the Tamils alone. Tamil politicians could have done a lot in the North without waiting for a new constitution, such as ensuring that the University we have deserves that name. My prediction is that there will be no political settlement in another seventy years, even if Sri Lanka lasts that long.

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      “even if Sri Lanka lasts that long.even if Sri Lanka lasts that long.”

      So you are confident that we wont last 70 yrs. We will do as much as we can to settle more and more Sinhala people in the north to prevent a breakaway.

      I personally do not mind giving Jaffna Peninsula away, if we can cut and kick it towards Tamil nadu

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        ravi Perera
        the Sinhala speaking Demela
        Its you again!!!

        “So you are confident that we wont last 70 yrs. We will do as much as we can to settle more and more Sinhala people in the north to prevent a breakaway.”

        Please go away and talk to Hindians in Colombo and Sultanate of Delhi and see what their contingency plans are for this island. Ask them the importance of the period between 26 Mar 1971 and 16 Dec 1971.

        Ask them who is their next choice of governor (president) of Sri Lanka.
        Ranil, Dr Mahinda, Dr Gota, Karu, Hopper, Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thero, Champika, Namal Baby, ………………. Subramanian Swami believes it’s going to be Dr Mahinda.

        You will do well to remember compare the area of Russian Tsardom and Empire (Soviet Union) and post Soviet Union Russia.

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        YOU tried and are still trying your best to settle Sinhalese in the north , with the help of the armed forces , the Sinhalese establishment , mad Buddhist monks the archaeological department , that is concocting all sorts of fake history and constantly finding lots of fame ancient Sinhalese Buddhist sites in the north and east , all miraculously seem to be appearing from nowhere since May 2009. However have hardly made any inroads due to local resistance from the Tamils , who are fully aware. A Shaitan from Mannar and other Muslim extremist organisations , using large amounts of funds obtained from certain Gulf nations and Porkistan , also tried their best to settle hundreds of thousands of southern and foreign Muslims , on the pretext of settling displaced northern Muslims , in order to create new Wahhabi Islamic homeland in the north that never existed , thinking that the Tamils are now weak and they will have an easy ride, but they also failed. Keep on trying

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          Sankaran Thalayo,

          “that is concocting all sorts of fake history and constantly finding lots of fame ancient Sinhalese Buddhist sites in the north and east , all miraculously seem to be appearing from nowhere since May 2009. “
          East has never been yours and will never be yours. 66% of Trincomalee district and 78% of Ampara is already sinhala majority. We have to do this in the North and Batticalo.

          We will take a good chunk of Batticalo back through the latest mahaveli scheme settlement and in the Nort we already have secured a part of vavuniya and Mullativue.

          Muslims have and will do this mannar.

          Read your own Tamil Nut reports, and they will confirm these.

          You buggers are weak, you were smashed…accept man you are a defeated race.

          Vedi Demalo, over to you for entertainment

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            ravi perera
            Sinhala speaking Demela

            “66% of Trincomalee district and 78% of Ampara is already sinhala majority.”

            Celebrate, rejoice rejoice, rejoice,

            You stupid man, woman or it, these are seaside districts. If and when tsunamis hit, that’s it, hundreds of thousands of people will lose their lives and savings. The forecast is gloomy.
            Some say the waves could reach 650 metres.

            Good luck greedy idiot

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              Great piece of entertainment

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      Dr.R.H.
      “My prediction is that there will be no political settlement in another seventy years, even if Sri Lanka lasts that long.”
      You are right. In view of the demographic distribution of Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion caste or the date of arrival) no Einstein can think of a possible solution encompassing at least 90% of them. It is the responsibility of gentlemen of your calibre to forward a draft solution for discussion which no one has done so far. I am the only Sinhalese in this forum who supports a separate Homeland for all Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival) . Tamils have to choose between a Homeland OR the right to live anywhere, definitely not both. I wish to see the Tamils choose the latter option. If you are serious about a solution you must encourage the Tamils ( all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion caste or the date of arrival) who presently live outside NE to relocate themselves into NE. Don’t you agree that Sumathithran must set an example?

      Soma

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        Soma, political solution will be forced from outside as what happened in 1987 and nearly happened in 2002 (Oslo Accord). This was the same what happened in other countries where the rulers were intransigent to arrive at a fair settlement. Unlike in 1987 and 2002, there is no Prabaharan to spoil the soup. At present the international community are tolerant as they do not want to rock the present government. This situation is not going to last for ever and they will intervene decisively as what happened to Prabaharan. There is no escape from sharing power and territory with Tamils and how long are you going to hoodwink the international community. Remember that Sri Lanka sovereignty depends on the security concern of India which is now breached by toying around with China.

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          Gana,

          “Soma, political solution will be forced from outside as what happened in 1987 and nearly happened in 2002 (Oslo Accord). This was the same what happened in other countries where the rulers were intransigent to arrive at a fair settlement. “

          If it does, your area will be smaller than the present Northern Province. Having moved with the embassies in Colombo I know their thinking.
          Your biggest obstacle is going to be Rajiv Gandhis Ghost

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            Dear RP

            You forgot to mention erosion will wash off most of the costal areas soon. You recon TNA has to reclaim land in the park strait all the way to South India……….then where will all the International Navy will dock……..I guess a Panama Canal has to be created and the rest of the land recovered for the ‘serving’ population to the International Navy………a possible BKK future to come I guess…..

            My question is why did the GOSL fight the LTTE when the real enemy is TNA for the Tamils/Sinhalese people of our Island?? Armed forces saved them from extermination and now they charge them with War crimes?????? get it……..then the fellow write the same about VP?????? oh dear…….

            When GOSL work with TNA who did all the killing of National Politicians to get elected then people like me are confused about the GOSL motive is a fact?????? in the process Tamils are loosing all what they had/have and going to have as you have correctly pointed out. This is the croc of the matter for Tamils not the GOSL.
            I wonder what happens to my Island Karainagar and the like…………diaspora investment zone for holidays I guess………not for the displaced/homeless/war affected Tamil/Muslim/Sinhala citizens of SL??

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            Actually Ravi, the biggest stumblic block on their way is the Tamil desire to live outside NE.
            NOTHING TERRIFIES A TAMIL THAN THE THOUGHT OF LIVING IN A TAMIL ONLY ENCLAVE.

            Soma

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              Well said machchan

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        somass

        ” It is the responsibility of gentlemen of your calibre to forward a draft solution for discussion which no one has done so far.”

        You are not going to lose anything by taking a trip to Sultanate of Delhi to have wide ranging discussion on issues on eventual merger of this island into a confederation of Akhand Bharat.
        Definitely they will assuage your fear, uncertainty and paranoia.

        You should be in it to win it. You cannot influence the Hindian decision making process if you opt to stay out of regular consultations.

        You must always remember East Pakistan between 26 Mar 1971 and 16 Dec 1971, Hyderabad state 17 September 1948, Sikkim on 4 July 1974 ……………..

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          …and also Rohingyas.

          Soma

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        Soma, the trouble is that you know very well that you have identified this position of yours as one which nobody can really counter the seeming rationality of. You keep throwing it at people, cow them, and emerge a clear winner in the argument.
        .
        The trouble is that your apparent win satisfies no Tamil.
        .
        It satisfies most Sinhalese, but not me. Result: I’m accused of being a Tamil masquerading as a Sinhalese.
        .
        Soma before all else, we must sincerely wish to live with Muslims and Tamils as fellow human beings. Most of the time I see you using the sophistry that you now display.

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      Rajan Hoole
      Correction. Many Sinhalese accept the fact there is a problem. The problem is that the narrative is hijacked by both Sinhalese and Tamil extremists (and politicians). A key issue that needs to be resolved is that one community cannot claim a part of the country to be their traditional homeland while over 50% lives outside this so-called traditional homeland. Had the roles been reversed, would the Tamil community have accepted what they preach. In my subjective opinion, it would be better for all three communities to accept the entire island as their traditional homeland. As long as both communities remain intransigent, your prediction will remain true.

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        Rajeeva Jayaweera
        The reality since independence is that power has been in Sinhalese hands. That opened the door to many abuses under the rubric of law enforcement. The Soulbury Constitution was workable without federalism, but it was abused. That was one of the prerogatives of power. The Citizenship and Franchise, and the Sinhala Only, Bills could not have been passed without ignoring 29 (4) which required a two-thirds majority for a constitutional amendment (Jennings, Constitution of Ceylon). The moment O.L. de Kretzer called the Government’s bluff in the Colombo District Court (Kodeeswaran case), the Soulbury Constitution with the offending Section 29 was buried in 1972. That exacerbated constitutional anarchy, under which we have lived ever since.
        I am not saying that the Tamils would have behaved any better if power were in their hands, nor am I asking for a grandiose political settlement. I am only advancing a case for the rule of law, law in the best traditions through the ages, that we can all respect and obey.

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          Dear Rajeewa please do not distort facts to propagate your racist agenda. Your statement that 50% of Tamils are living outside north and east is not quite correct. There are two types of Tamils living in Sri Lanka – Native Tamils and those of recent Indian origin. 90% of Tamils living outside north and east are those of recent Indian origin who are not demanding independence or autonomy. It is the Tamils who are indigenous who are demanding them and are living within their traditional territory in north and east. Can you name a single Tamil of north and east origin who has been elected to parliament from any constituency in outside north and east. This clearly proves that there is no significant amount of Indigenous Tamils outside north and east countering the lie you are putting forward. You are saying that let the whole island be the traditional homeland of all. For this to happen all should have equal rights and be able to prevent injustice being heaped on them. Let us subscribe to your view of a single homeland for all, but let Tamils rule north and east according to their traditions and aspiration without any interference of Sinhalese. This is what is meant by sharing of power and territory which the international community has accepted as fair. With mounting geological and archaeological evidence to show that northern and eastern parts of the island had been inhabited by Tamils for several thousand years, it is racism on the part of Sinhalese to claim that the entire island belongs to them and they should rule it. With people like you still not prepared to bury the racist mind set, Tamils will never get justice.

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            Dear Gnana
            *
            Distorting facts is more your speciality than mine.
            *
            Corporate leaders such as Kandaiah Balendran, son Krishan B, Roti Siveratnam, Mano and Hari Selvenathans, Maharaja bros., Judges Vigneswaran and Siripavan, Ambassador Charlie Mahendran, CB Governor Arjuna Mahendran, Forces Commanders Anton Mutukumaran and Travis Sinnaiah to name a few are native Tamils born and bred in Colombo and not in estates.
            *
            A litmus test would be to ask each Tamil living outside the North and East if they would settle in the North and help develop the impoverished province.
            *
            Would the Tamils agree to a system similar to that of India where by every Tamil school outside N & E would be relocated to the Traditional Homeland bearing in mind there are no Tamil medium schools in neighbor img Kerela or any where else in India? I don’t think so.
            *
            In my view, Indian model does not suit us and the better option is to make Sri Lanka traditional homeland of all communities and leave historical monuments as tourist attractions.

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              Tamil Nadu banned Telugu medium schools in TN since 2015….

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            Dr. Gnana, you are another racist distorting Sri Lanka’s history without any shame when facts are otherwise. You talk about ‘native’ Tamils and Tamils of recent origin. Why don’t you want to tell the truth that you too came from Tamil Nadu like your brothers in the Hill Country? While you came much earlier as invaders, sometimes as peaceful settlers or illicit immigrants from South India, others came here lawfully to work in tea estates. There is enough historical evidence to show that Sinhala kings during Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa periods ruled over the entire country including the North and East. All the place names in Jaffna peninsula were in Sinhala indicating those places were inhabited by the Sinhalese. The change took place after Cholas from South India invaded this country in the 13th century and destroyed the Sinhala civilization forcing them to flee to the South. Even then Tamils ruled only a part of the present-day Northern province for only a period of 3 1/2 centuries. Kandyan Kingdom included the whole of the Eastern Province and a part of the Northern Province. I challenge you to produce a list of your rulers from ancient times up to the British period to prove tamils ruled North and East from ancient times. Pl. read the thesis of Prof. Karthgesu Indrapala, a Jaffna University Professor, who confirms Tamils in the north were not the original inhabitants.

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      Dear Sir RH

      Respect to you always.

      Having had the FP/TULF thugs/mafia killed off the Tamil dream (post SJV leadership as I have a lot respect for his democratic believes but not his policies) to get to the seats in the parliament is what is wrong with our country……..1977198119832009……..FP/TULF/TNA=Racists thugs who killed innocent people during riots. Partners in crime answering each others call.

      GOSL investigation for any crimes including the war crimes can not in any way be excluding the TNA would be joke on Sri Lanka??. Otherwise we will be rewriting the Sri Lankan Law/International law for sure.

      The concern for me is why GOSL allows this crowed into the parliament. I fully understand the International love for them because they are the ones opening doors first to TN business and now to the rest of the world…….our children were the mercenaries for the entire political game in the region along with the JVP blunders.

      LTTE (I do not support LTTE) had enough of this s*** and wiped out the so called elected TULF who delivered death to our children because they promised the world and killed off all their leaders.

      For anyone who things LTTE was your enemy and the TNA is your partner then you all join the folly by default………….my people are doomed.

      Tamils have problem and TNA is one of them we need to remove the soonest. If the GOSL can not help we need to think of ways to cleanse the space of TNA ???

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      The problem started even before Sri Lanka gains independance in 1948. Tamil politicians talked about a separate Tamil nation since 1922. GG.Ponnambalam asked for 50-50 in 1939. What difference does Ponna’s 50-50 has with this second chamber where TNA is given additional seats?
      To understand the problem in SL a thorough study on Tamil Nationalism needs to be done.

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    It took a two third majority to get rid of the senate in 72, now the folks who loaded the senate and blocked any progressive legislature is proposing an upper house again, which as says above will vote along racial lines and more likely along the bribery lines..what kind of horse trading will go on to pass a bill, damn, what a roundabout way for another set of crooks to make money.

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    Mr Jayaweera.
    I really appreciate your write up at this moment of time. Press on. Out of foolish political correctness and their desire for mythical ‘reconciliation’ Sinhalese refrained from talking about TNA’s terrorist past. It is time we gave loud expression to this aspect and kept the memory alive. Don’t shy away from being called a racist in this forum which is the favourite playground of Tamil racist donkeys. So long as Tamil racism exists attempts to counter that must be vigorously pursued. Please help my campaign to educate the Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival) that they have to choose between creation of Tamil enclaves OR the right to live anywhere. Unashamedly they are demanding both. This is not a case of simple hypocrisy but a daring, open challenge of occupation. As you have mentioned NOT A SINGLE TAMIL WILL MOVE TOWARDS NORTH FROM SOUTH. It must be firmly inculcated in Tamil minds that formation of ethnic enclaves in this small island invariably entails physical relocation into Tamil enclaves. NOTHING TERRIFIES A TAMIL THAN THIS POSSIBLITY OF LIVING IN A TAMIL ONLY HOMELAND.

    Soma

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      Dear Soma

      I here your point but why you mix Tamils with TNA is of a concern for me???……..I always made the information available that when the Tamils wanted to choose their destiny and their leaders Thet were all silenced by the FP/TULF/TNA for a long time…….to be exact 70 years.

      None of the atrocities committed by this bunch of Layers were never challenged by the GOSL up until 1977……..by then it was all too late…..then the same death came knoking at all our doors?????? JVP complemented the same exactly during the same time period or the other way around???

      Leading the children to misadventure is so easy????? you give me some 15 years I can turn them into all you want any time??????

      The ignorance to Tamils plight is a double whammy that state let them down and then the vacuum was taken up by the TNA and the TN ghetto politics to the tune of few hundred thousand life’s of Mother Lankan children??

      So your argument plays into the same TNA politics of a real concern for me??? that is not what is being argued made a case by this article??? You respond to the commenters angrily at the expense of your fellow citizens is unfair be it I here what you saying to the TNA supporters????

      The soldiers who died fighting the FP/TULF/TNA are Tamils of Jaffna who’s dreams were all quashed because Sinhalese did not stand with them???? remember when I argued when the child was raped not so long ago that the entire GOSL/armed forces/bus loads of people from south should have attended that event and shown solidarity?????

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    JAyaweera: In England and in Europe, there areany nationalities. in Reality their names are not mentioned unless a Boat is turned upside down or Minosrities get involved in some revolt. Why in Sri lanka, Tamils and muslims are a topic. If Sinhala buddhists talk about them, that becomes Racism. Where is the fiarness. Sri lankan has western journalsim which says CONTRAVERSY is the key to journalism. where is the Pen is mightier than the Sword Asia concept of Writing. Even Rabindranatha Tagore used that concept. Why we are slaves of everything Western ?

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    1Gnana, Tamil Diasora etc,

    In the 50s, 60s and 70s Kallathonies have come to sri Lanka by braving the high sees to seek greener pastures from Tamilnadu and most of them are doing collecting of old Bottles and old paper and later on started Thosai kade. You may be one of them.

    Others brought by Dutch from Tamilnadu to work as slaves in Tobacco cultivation and British brought to work as slaves in tea plantation. You may be one of them as well.

    Others have come as smugglers as same as these days bringing Kerala ganja and some section have captured during invasions during Elara, Kalinga maga and there are plunderers during invasions. You may be one of them as well.

    Therefore, no any archeological findings for ancient tamil settlements or any artefacts were found to-date anywhere in Sri Lanka to claim any area as homeland or any other.

    In view of this, any claim for homeland, elam, federal state will be annihilated as any problems will be solved by economic empowerment only which is applicable to all sri lankans.

    We as Buddhist will perform maithri bavana always up until somebody or party or group tries to challenge the very fabrication of the country, which is unitary Sri Lanka.

    Similarly, we are well aware that Tamil masses never ever demands these non-existing problems and whimsical, fanciful and unrealistic solutions as it is only by mentally retarded persons like you, Tamil Diaspora and mainly Vellalas.

    When we talk about the truth, we are becoming Racists. Ok fine. when you all are supporting LTTE TERRORISTS and division of the country on racial lines or language on bogus claims, and challenging the very fabrication of the country where ordinary people of sri lanka never ever asked or demanded,what shall we call you all.

    Where is Native/Kala/Thala/Angoda Veddah in this forum. Possibly, he may have gone to meet Prabhakaran in the hell.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      “In the 50s, 60s and 70s Kallathonies have come to sri Lanka by braving the high sees to seek greener pastures from Tamilnadu and most of them are doing collecting of old Bottles and old paper and later on started Thosai kade.”

      Most of their descendants have converted themselves into Sinhala/Buddhist fascist with a zeal. Both sides of your grandparents would have been the first generation converts.

      It is alright people tend to convert for various reasons. Your grandchildren may be tempted to convert to Judaism, Islam, Saivaism, ……………… Paganism, …. I understand it.

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        Native/kala/thala/angoda veddah,

        It is better other fraction of the population also converted to Buddhism as the religion and Sinhalese as the race. Then, it will be very easy to get the Sri Lankan identity.

        I propose you to follow the same line as you have commented in this discussion.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijethunga “….In the 50s, 60s and 70s Kallathonies have come to sri Lanka …”

      Nimal Tissa Wijethung…look man if you want to make racist comments at least make it sound plausible……you are, ..as we all know ..confirming you are indeed and fing idiot not necessarily a racist

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    Well explained Dr Jayaweera,

    These Tamils will never ever stop complaining. There are a difficult community to satisfy.
    This is due to their selfish nature.

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      Majority of Tamils(all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion caste or the date of arrival) wish to live OUTSIDE the envisaged Homeland.
      NOTHING TERRIFIES A TAMIL THAN THE POSSIBLITY OF LIVING IN A TAMIL ONLY ENCLAVE.

      Soma

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        somass

        A poetry from Purananuru of Sangam Literature in which the poet Kaniyan Poongundran defines Tamil in first two lines:


        Read this:
        -யாதும் ஊரே யாவரும் கேளிர்
        தீதும் நன்றும் பிறர்தர வாரா
        நோதலும் தணிதலும் அவற்றோ ரன்ன
        சாதலும் புதுவது அன்றே, வாழ்தல்
        இனிதென மகிழ்ந்தன்றும் இலமே முனிவின்
        இன்னா தென்றலும் இலமே, மின்னொடு
        வானம் தண்துளி தலைஇ யானாது
        கல் பொருது மிரங்கு மல்லல் பேரியாற்று
        நீர்வழிப் படூஉம் புணைபோல் ஆருயிர்
        முறை வழிப் படூஉம் என்பது திறவோர்
        காட்சியில் தெளிந்தனம் ஆகலின், மாட்சியின்
        பெரியோரை வியத்தலும் இலமே,
        சிறியோரை இகழ்தல் அதனினும் இலமே. (புறம்: 192)

        To us all towns are our own, everyone our kin,
        Life’s good comes not from others’ gifts, nor ill,
        Pains and pain’s relief are from within,
        Death’s no new thing, nor do our bosoms thrill
        When joyous life seems like a luscious draught.
        When grieved, we patient suffer; for, we deem
        This much-praised life of ours a fragile raft
        Borne down the waters of some mountain stream
        That o’er huge boulders roaring seeks the plain
        Tho’ storms with lightning’s flash from darkened skies.
        Descend, the raft goes on as fates ordain.
        Thus have we seen in visions of the wise!
        We marvel not at the greatness of the great;
        Still less despise we men of low estate.

        Kaniyan Poongundran, Purananuru – 192
        (Adapted from translation by G.U.Pope, 1906)

        somass
        Don’t worry if you can’t understand it.

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          So you are a Thalaya right ?

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          Though it is meant for me I hope all Tamil racist donkeys on CT would also be inspired. When did you discover this philosophical poem?. Why do you keep on betraying the great poet? Surely founding fathers of Vaduckodai resolution would not have been exposed to the sentiment expressed. I wish I could read Tamil which would have given me access to a great literature.

          Soma

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            somass

            “I wish I could read Tamil which would have given me access to a great literature.”

            If I can, why can’t you?
            You silly, lazy, bigoted, living on entitlements, hand outs or from pocket monies received from your women folks, unearned income from riots, commissions, crumps from your masters, …………………………….

            You don’t work, you don’t learn, you don’t do any voluntary work, what else do you do day and night?

            Just visit the website: A Handful of Leaves
            http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/library.html

            You will find hundreds of books on Buddhism (I can assure you none on Sinhala/Buddhism) in this web library.
            Then there are other good websites such as listed below:

            noolaham.org
            archive.org
            tamildigitallibrary.in/book-search
            projectmadurai.org/pmworks.html

            First you start with Buddhism and then move on to Tamil.

            It is good to have all those books on website because you won’t be able to burn it down.

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          1. சாதலும் புதுவது அன்றே
          2.வாழ்தல் இனிதென மகிழ்ந்தன்றும் (மகிழ்ந்து + அன்று +ம்) இலமே (here is a double negative)
          2.முனிவின் இன்னா தென்றலும் இலமே

          ” Death is nothing of anything new; Not denying ‘life is’ living happily, nor denying sufferings are not welcome “.

          I believe that is the interpretation. The reason is, he is starting with dry sage like philosophy. The basic nature is, a Hindu, when open his life and become sanyasi, don’t return back to ordinary life. A man has the original will not buy a duplicate. One who has seen the truth wouldn’t need false. Poongundranar claims that this part was clarified to him ( “Thus have we seen “ ) by the enlightened ones. Poongundranar wants the common man to understand nature of everything behind the human life (Which is understood only by enlightened ones) and apply it to enhance experience of his/her life in their rural life. Still he is not telling anybody to open their life. For example, if he says ” Yaathum uure” and if anybody accepts that principle, he/she is paradeshi (at least in his time). But he is not saying to give up all you have. But he is saying, don’t hold your land’s deed in front of others’ face; don’t say this is your kingdom; don’t fight unnecessary primitive patriotic war. Get along; invent the deeper pleasantness in companionship and sharing.

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      Ravi Perera,

      Its a business! Its a good living.

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      This is what satisfy them, 50-50 power balance between 75% and 25% of the populations…..
      Sinhalese declaring they are actually Tamils, Tamil is their language, Sri Lanka has been a Tamil country, bla bla, bla

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    Dear Racist Rajeeva,
    1.Can you please tell us what was the propsal that came from the all party group headed by Prof. Vitharane formed by former President Rajapakse during his presidency between 2005-2009?
    Can you please tell us where was former President Rajapakse when Chandrika put forward a proposal for 10 years Northern_Eastern Province?
    Can you please tell us what was the 13+ promise by former President MR?
    Can you please tell us what should be do to those who sit on table together with LTTE in 2002-2006 with the oslo accord agreement? Do you know lead that negotation. He is now the chairman of SLPP.
    Dirty politics of you kind people killed more than 100,000 Sinhalese youths and thousands of youths became disabled. Thousands of Sinhalese families live without a day meal because of your blood thirsty politics. Are you not ashamed of illegal political coup to hand over the power to a corrupted family? Did you or Did any of Mahinda family saccrificed their lives in the war? No.

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    Dr.R.H.
    “My prediction is that there will be no political settlement in another seventy years, even if Sri Lanka lasts that long.”
    You are right. In view of the demographic distribution of Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion caste or the date of arrival) no Einstein can think of a possible solution encompassing at least 90% of them. It is the responsibility of gentlemen of your calibre to forward a draft solution for discussion which no one has done so far. I am the only Sinhalese in this forum who supports a separate Homeland for all Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival) . Tamils have to choose between a Homeland OR the right to live anywhere, definitely not both. I wish to see the Tamils choose the latter option. If you are serious about a solution you must encourage the Tamils ( all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion caste or the date of arrival) who presently live outside NE to relocate themselves into NE. Don’t you agree that Sumathithran must set an example?

    Soma

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    There will be no political solutions as there will not be ant specific Tamil problems in Sri Lanka require separation or federal system or elam as those demands are therefore whimsical, fanciful and unrealistic.

    Sri Lankans require economic empowerment for a better living irrespective race, caste, creed or language.

    TNA bunch of jokers or tamil diaspora or any other never ever be able to deceive Tamil masses on this principle over their mentally retarded principles serving Vellalas.

    Sumanthiran, if you have anything to say come head on as some section think that you are a big think tank on this, but for us you are a big joker.

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    Why did Rajeewa Jayaweera choose this eye catching title ~ “TNA’s Principled Stand & Draft Constitution”?
    Obviously to belittle TNA.
    .
    The Lankan Parliament becomes ‘The Constitutional Assembly’ whereby all 225 Members of Parliament sit as a committee solely for the purpose of drafting a Constitutional Proposal. It reflects the importance attached by our lawmakers (and breakers) to constitution making.
    When the Constituent Assembly met in Parliament on Friday 11 January at 10 am, 28 government MPs, 17 UPFA MPs, nine TNA MPs and two JVP MPs were present.
    What the hell happened to SLPP?
    This is a total of 56 MPs out of 225. The absentees vote as told and do not care. Yet Rajeewa blames TNA for all that is wrong. Can bigoted and bigotry go lower?
    .
    The article has the answer to Rajeewa’s tirade regarding TNA opposing colonisation. Rajeewa must take the blinkers off and read what he has written.

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    Prabhakaran was given several chances to renounce terrorism and agree for a political solution but he rejected all those offers because he was overconfident that he will be able to achieve his dream of ‘Thamil Elam’ through terrorism. After all attempts failed, LTTE was defeated. When LTTE was engaged in terrorism, TNA was with them. After a war is won, the party that lost cannot demand anything from the winning party. The winning party dictate terms. After defeating Hitler, countries that took part in defeating him dictated terms. Even now, American forces are stationed in Germany. Germany cannot ask USA to take their army out. Same situation with Japan. USA put down all the conditions and Japan still abide by those conditions. American forces are still stationed in Japan. So, as the winning party of the war, the Sri Lankan Government have the right to decide how North and East of the country should be governed. TNA or any other Demala group cannot dictate terms on this. Unfortunately, spineless ‘Thuppahiya’ is willing to accept the terms laid down by TNA.

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      Eagle Eye, you are correct that Prabaharan was given several chances to reform but rejected the offers because of over confidence of his dream of independence. Similarly now Sinhalese are being given several chances to reform but are rejecting them due to over confidence of their dream of subjugating Tamils permanently by state terrorism. Both MR and present governments are toying with China to keep USA and India at bay and are continuing to hoodwink international community. At present some restraint is being shown but that will not last longer and decisive action against rogue Sri Lanka state will be taken. Please remember last time it was parippu drop in Jaffna but next time it will be kevung drop in Colombo. Without being forced to face ignominy cooperate to implement the set guidelines.

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    100% you all have prooved that sinhalese never gounig to change and will never going to allow others to live with rights and dignity. It is vain to explain you all other’s genuine problems. All your brains are filled with fasict dirt.

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      Sagara
      Over 50% of the island’s Tamil community live out side the North. They have their rights and live in dignity. For example, why are so many Shop Assistants in Keels and Cargills Supermarkets Tamils? Because they can not find employment to live and work with dignity in the North. Why do so many Tamil professionals live and work outside the North? How did progenies of estate coolies no more than 3 generations ago like the Thondamans, Ganeshans and Digambarams enter Parliament (Ganeshan from Colombo District!) and become political king makers? How does many houses in top residential areas such as Rosmead Place, Barnes Place in Colombo belong to Tamils? Cut the crap and look at the genuine problems of Tamils fleeing from the North. You will understand it is the likes of your self and some others in this forum who have brains filled with facist/racist shit.

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        Agnos
        To put matters in perspective, I have not supported Rajapaksa policies in the past other than that of the defeat of LTTE. As for the rest of the diatribe, I shall not dignify them with a response.

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    Mr. Jayaweera,
    Given the country’s sordid past, with state terrorism, extrajudicial killings, utter lawlessness and corruption characterizing the Rajapaksa regime and those that came before it, those who supported such regimes are not in a position to criticize the TNA’s past compulsions concerning the LTTE.
    I was one of those who thought the CBK proposals were as far as the Sinhalese polity, with its irrational beliefs about Sinhala-Buddhism and fears about India, would go. But the UNP was opposed to it and there was not in fact any real possibility of it being implemented even if the TNA had supported it. Would CBK have gone ahead unilaterally in the face of UNP opposition?
    Hasn’t it been the case all along, that if one major Southern party came up with a solution to Tamil issues, the other party opposed it?
    The LTTE leadership/VP was in fact not interested in it because they believed their armed struggle would extract a con-federal solution. If the chances of CBK proposals becoming a reality were high, TNA would have taken the risk of supporting it even with opposition/threats from VP. But there was no real chance given UNP’s opposition, and it would have been foolish for the TNA to incur the wrath of VP over something that had no real chance of becoming effective.
    After the end of the war, with the threat of LTTE violence no longer there, and with some lessons learned, the same players ( UNP, CBK, TNA) are trying to come up with a solution. And once again, the chauvinists in the South are coming out of the woodwork to raise all manner of irrational objections. What standing do you have, Mr. Jayaweera, to talk about principles when you have not raised any objections to the mass murders, extra judicial killings even outside the theater of war ( The Trinco 5, ACF-17, the abductions and murders in Colombo of both Sinhalese and Tamils, etc.) and the massive corruption of the Rajapska regime?

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      Agnos

      Rajeewa Jayaweera types:
      “To put matters in perspective, I have not supported Rajapaksa policies in the past other than that of the defeat of LTTE”

      Rajeewa Jayaweera stopped supporting Rajapaksa policies because Mahinda stopped or scaled down killing of innocent Tamil speaking people.

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    Though it is meant for me I hope all Tamil racist donkeys on CT would also be inspired. When did you discover this philosophical poem?. Why do you keep on betraying the great poet? Surely founding fathers of Vaduckodai resolution would not have been exposed to the sentiment expressed. I wish I could read Tamil which would have given me access to a great literature.

    Soma

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    Thank you for the article.

    The following shows the democratic nature of the discussion/process is it not??? good sign of approval by the parliament/approval by the people to come………..lawyers wasting time on a subject they know well……….we keep electing them…….70 years on…..after few hundred thousand dead and wounded………no development. Focus on a solution never feasible the TULF folly??? is this not a Crime against Humanity???????

    ‘When the Constituent Assembly met in Parliament on Friday at 10 am, 28 government MPs, 17 UPFA MPs, nine TNA MPs and two JVP MPs were present. It reflects the importance attached by our lawmakers (and breakers) to constitution making’.

    Do you recall Mr Sampanthan making the speech in Parliament to say they never supported separatism but devolution?????? Am I confused about the TULF manifesto? 1977198119832009…….death of SL need investigations and TN & TNA should be taken to Hague???

    Please ask then where they were when my Father and the likes were slaughtered trying to save our children life??? ask them to translate Suthenthiran writings/headlines/stage speeches supporting the slaying of their opponents??? how many of them attended the funerals of such Tamil politicians who choose to oppose their folly dangering the entire Nation??????

    I wish VP focused on running the best fishing fleet in the Indian Ocean?? I wish VP could have been the eyes and ears of our costal protection/national security (Head of Coast Guard) from the theifs who has stolen all our wealth/employment opportunity for the Nation from the Indian Ocean???prevented our ‘children’ being trained to be mercenaries? killing each other??? the UN should given a mandate to TNA to come up with a Tamil crime vs Tamil report for the past 70 years……..conducted by the SL juddge CW.

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    Tamil crime against Tamils for the past 70 years is a good starting point one world say in any DEMOCRACY??????? the new task to be assigned to all the TNA lawyers to come up with who killed whom?? for the past 70 years in Jaffna.

    Settlement/Power sharing agreement with the killers is a no no in any democracy?????????

    JVP is allowed in to the parliament because they have National Policies and can field candidates through out the country?? Can TNA do the same???????

    It is strange we discuss VP as a one man show having TULF misled our children in the first place?????? no wonder VP leadership got confused with this TNA a long time ago????? to an extent wanted to exterminate them?? no wonder CW goes to Jaffna and find the TNA history shocking???????

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    Tamil crime against Tamils for the past 70 years is a good starting point one world say in any DEMOCRACY??????? the new task to be assigned to all the TNA lawyers to come up with who killed whom?? for the past 70 years in Jaffna.

    Settlement/Power sharing agreement with the killers is a no no in any democracy?????????

    JVP is allowed in to the parliament because they have National Policies and can field candidates through out the country?? Can TNA do the same???????

    It is strange we discuss VP as a one man show having TULF misled our children in the first place?????? no wonder VP leadership got confused with this TNA a long time ago????? to an extent wanted to exterminate them?? no wonder CW goes to Jaffna and find the TNA history shocking??????? who are this guys?????? proof of align invasion in SL.

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    …and also Rohingyas.

    Soma

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    Rajeewa Jayaweera:
    let me pay you a compliment. You look like a Demon and you are a Demon
    Let us get everthing in to perspective.
    1) Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan rarely if ever misses an opportunity to carry his tale of woe to visiting foreign officials. The latest was during his meeting with visiting member of European Parliament Geoffrey Van Orden.
    ** Why not if you cant find solutions within you have to rely on foreign intervention. It is fnally happening. I will list this at the end.
    2) In his previous avatar, the TNA leader from around 2000 stood by LTTE Supremo Prabhakaran till the last day on May 18, 2009, when the terrorist leader was eliminated by the armed forces. He acknowledged the terrorist group as the sole representative of the Tamil community. During this period, he was also a Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament.
    *** So was the THUG Mahintha CRIMINAL Gotha CROOK Maithri.
    They havent answered their role in WAR CRIMES so why should Sambanthan answer his allegiance to FREEDOM FIGHTERS.
    3) Sri Lankan leaders have to date failed to seek an explanation from Sampanthan on his links and support for the terrorist group. Despite his claims of supporting an undivided and indivisible country, he is yet to tell the world, what prevented him from advising his former leader Prabhakaran to accept President CBK’s offer to hand over the Northern Province for 10 years with no requirement for elections.
    *** Beacuse PRABAHARAN our hero was fighting a Noble Cause called Freedom. For your infornation get it right mate it wasnt CBK who offered it , it was RW.
    You are branded a Racist that is nothing new in Sinhala Lanka . Racism is intilled in every Sinkalams when they in mothers womb.
    Our fight for freedom is over but your is just starting and that is Mahinthas Legacy.
    Look at what the world is witnessing.

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      Kali, your hero PRABAHARAN, after sending thousands of Tamil youth to die in suicide missions and others swallowing cyanide pills let himself be shot like a dog by the forces without undertaking a suicide mission himself to at least taking a cyanide pill. His lackey Sampanthan, on 19 May 2009 put his tiger tail between his legs came to Colombo and started talking democracy. Why did he not take a cyanide? Bloody cowards, both of them.

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    Moderator where is the rest which is important. and is within the 300 word cap.

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    Native/kala/thala/angoda veddah,

    It is better other fraction of the population also converted to Buddhism as the religion and Sinhalese as the race. Then, it will be very easy to get the Sri Lankan identity.

    I propose you to follow the same line as you have commented in this discussion.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      Sorry I forgot to check your typing.
      Have you learned anything from these forums in the last 7 days?
      It appear you haven’t learned anything since you started loitering in these forums.
      Aren’t you a Sinhala/Buddhist fascist? Then what has Buddhism got to do with you?
      What is Sri Lankan identity?
      Would being an ass like you permits you to have Sri Lankan identity?

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    “Sri Lankan leaders have to date failed to seek an explanation from Sampanthan on his links and support for the terrorist group. “
    Lankaweyans has to have yet to find out how & whose money Old King paid to leader Pirapaharan to win election in 2005.

    “ By “we are against,” this octogenarian politician has clearly identified the need to resolve this issue not as we as in Sri Lankans but as in Sinhalese, Tamils, and Muslims. “
    We also don’t want any constitutional special status to Buddhism (Hinduism, Islam and Christianity) either. We want secular country with democratic principles, not majoritarian rule or Kleptocracy.
    “Let alone Sinhalese, even members of the Tamil community living outside the North will not dream of migrating to the North.
    ………..
    …………
    Northerners moving elsewhere is conveniently considered ‘natural migration.’

    Soma has been doing a better job than you on this.
    Just don’t bluff. Pirapaharan was the one settled Up Countryers in Mullaithivu. He had extensive talks with Chandrasekaran. You said Sampanthar’s master is leader Pirapaharan. So be assured that Sampanthar will follow his leader. But it is you deported Up Country Tamils saying you need space, when Buddha came, to sit. Tamils don’t talk so foolishly.

    “In such a backdrop……. They will, in time, improve economic activity in the impoverished North. “
    There is no backdrop in your essay, other than concocted lies. We know the extensive plan to cordon with 150000 Rapist Army and loot North East all together. We don’t want any development there. Please take back your Northern Development minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Just bring back the women you are rending to ME; that is enough.

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    “ State assistance to encourage internal migration of labor for development is a global practice “ Please don’t teach an economic theory you have no idea at all. You are opposing Northerners to seek jobs in South. Northerners don’t have any jobs in North because Sinhala racist governments are not allowing industries to opened in North, from 1948. Now you are telling you are providing economical help and bring Sinhalese to North. Do you say you still understand the word Sampanthar trying to teach you “Colonization”? Governments provide help to labor to move from slump area to higher activity area. Democratic governments don’t colonize. Don’t convulse hard to explain the opposite way. Because you are not good in twisting, so you are easily exposing yourself.
    “ TNA opted to remain silent over the Central Bank bond scam; despite the fact, EPF money of Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim workers “ Because TNA knows it is Colombo Sinhala Politicians swindled the money and trying to use as scapegoat a foolish Tamil, Mahendran. If it were me I would have released all documents in time and put entire corrupted parliament in trouble. Can you tell me how many Northern politicians were paid with PTL checks in the 178 person lists and their names? Are you sure your name is not in that list?

    “ t remained silent for over two years when local government elections were postponed. It also continues to stay silent despite six of nine Provincial Councils including the Northern council being non-functional due to the indefinite postponement of elections. “ That is only because you read the news selectively. Please read all Sampanthar and Sumanthiran’s speeches on this. Last time, it is TNA, who took it to Manmohan Sign had the last NPC election conducted by Old King. Don’t shame yourself, please.

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    Tamils propose something that Sinhalese cannot agree to, like more power disproportionate to their numbers or forcing Sinhalese into believing their history……when Sinhalese reject doing that, play the victim card…first try to understand the other person’s position.

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