26 July, 2021

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Today Is The Sixth Anniversary Of Genocide Resolution

By C.V. Wigneswaran 

Justice C.V. Wigneswaran MP

Someone asked me: Hon’ Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has used the word “Genocide” in Parliament yesterday. Both Government and Opposition MPs objected to such a strong word being used. As a Lawyer, Law Lecturer, Judge and Politician what have you to say? 

My response was: Due to logistical reasons I could not attend Parliament yesterday. Otherwise I would certainly have supported young Gajendrakumar, whose father was my contemporary at Royal. I congratulate him on his performance.

As stated by him “Genocide” is not mere killing of a racial, national, religious or ethnic group. No doubt the word comes from the Greek word “Genos” which means race and Latin term “Caedere” which means to kill. But the definition in Law has now enlarged to encompass many instances of deliberate extermination of a human group.

Raphael Lemkin, Polish Lawyer of Jewish descent, said “the crime of genocide should be recognized as a conspiracy to exterminate national, religious or racial groups. The overt acts of such a conspiracy may consist of attacks against life, liberty or property of members of such groups merely because of their affiliation with such groups”. Jews are well aware of what the Germans under Hitler did! What Lemkin foresaw is what is happening to the North Eastern Tamils in Sri Lanka – attacks against life, liberty and properties of the Tamils.

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the UN General Assembly on 09.12.1948 that came into effect on 12.01.1951 states that any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such viz. (i) Killing members of the group (ii) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, (iii) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or part (iv) imposing measures intended to prevent birth within the group and (v) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group (Article 2 of CPPCG) constitutes genocide.

In our Genocide Resolution passed unanimously in the Northern Provincial Council on 10.02.2015 we prepared the Resolution under the above said headings setting out the various ways by which successive Sinhala majority Governments conspired to exterminate the Tamils. This Resolution sought an UN Inquiry to investigate the genocide of the Tamil people in Shree Lanka by successive Shree Lankan Governments and direct appropriate measures at the International Criminal Court outlining that the Tamil people had no faith in any domestic commissions of inquiry.

Today is the sixth Anniversary of our Genocide Resolution. This Resolution claimed that the genocide of Tamils became synonymous with the Country’s Policies since it gained independence and Tamils across the Island particularly in the North East have been subject to gross and systematic human rights’ violations culminating in the mass atrocities committed in 2009. It pointed out Sri Lanka’s historic violations included over 60 years (1948 – 2009) of state sponsored anti – Tamil pogroms, massacres, sexual violence and acts of cultural and linguistic destruction perpetrated by the State. We alleged that those atrocities had been perpetrated with the intent to destroy the Tamil people and therefore constituted genocide. Many matters were highlighted in our Resolution. They included Disenfranchisement of Indian Origin Tamils in 1949 which stripped them of citizenship, the Sinhala Only Act which drove  away Tamils from State Service and the ensuing anti Tamil pogrom in 1956 and 1958, Standardization in Higher Education in 1971 which deprived many deserving Tamil students their Higher Education, the  International Tamil Conference event in 1974 where State’s agents killed Tamils in the audience, the burning of Jaffna Library by Sinhala Politicians in 1981 destroying over 95000  books and manuscripts,  the anti Tamil pogroms in 1977 and 1983 all of which occurred before the rise of an organized Tamil Military struggle.

As an Octogenarian. I could say the intent to undermine the Tamils had started even before 1948. But the intent to exterminate the Tamils may have been from the date of Independence from the British when State power got transferred to the Sinhalese. A Tamil (Mr. Nadarajah) was the Chairman of the Urban Council of Anuradhapura  for over 17 years, when I lived in Anuradhapura before 1948. The Old Town of Anuradhapura had considerable population of Tamils. The Plan to build up a New Town and jettison the Old Town with its Tamil influence was hatched even before the date of Independence. 

After the 1956 and 1958 pogroms there was considerable exodus of Tamils from the South. They moved mainly towards the Capital, Colombo, and the North Eastern Provinces. After 1983 many went abroad. Now the Government intends to Sinhalacise and Budhisticise North and East on dubious nay false historical and archaeological claims. The Tamil Buddhist remains from a period anterior to the birth of the Sinhala Language in the 6th or 7th century AD is foisted on the Sinhalese calling them Sinhala Buddhist archaeological remains. When the original inhabitants of this Island, the Tamils, were Buddhists, there was no Sinhala language born then and therefore no Sinhalese existed. 

A very surreptitious act has taken place, after Independence, in this Country. All the Tamil names of villages and place names in the North and East were quickly translated or nomenclature changed  into Sinhala and now the Buddhist Priests have a habit of saying the original names of these North Eastern villages and places were in Sinhalese and the Tamils changed them to Tamil in recent times. History demands these Priests to show any Sinhala inscriptions before the 6th or 7th Century referring to such Sinhala names since there was no Sinhala language before 6th or 7th Century AD nor Sinhala people before that time. An attempt is made to refer to Prakrit words or phrases which later came into the Sinhala language to show Sinhalese language existed then. Those words and phrases may have existed during the time of Prakrit but they were  not Sinhala words nor phrases. It only shows those words and phrases were in use then. But certainly they were not Sinhalese words. They were  either Pali, Prakrit, Tamil or dialects of that time. The attempt to show Atta Katha as a Sinhalese book is a feeble attempt of this nature. Atta  Katha was not in Sinhalese. It may have been in Prakrit but not Sinhalese. The first Grammar in Sinhala the Sidath Sangaraya was written in the 13th Century AD. 

The entire History of the Sinhalese needs to be rewritten. There had been attempts, I am told, to insert some references in the old Sinhala language into Olas of yore and into Books written by foreigners. This is to show the Sinhalese speaking existed prior to the 6th or 7th Century AD. I remember how Russian Ballet was introduced into Sinhala Dance forms and Sinhalese thereafter claiming these were original Sinhala Dance forms.

The Sinhalese need not suffer under any inferiority complex. The best is to accept what they are historically, culturally and socially and proceed from there. If the Sinhalese Buddhists realize what their language and culture mean to them would be what other linguistic, racial, religious groups will feel about their heritages themselves, the Country could certainly move on the path of reconciliation and goodwill. Otherwise we would all perish. Giving over three Islands off Jaffna to a Chinese Company might be the start for the rot! 

Of course those who have committed genocide which is a heinous crime would have to pay according to the simple saying of the Sinhala villager – Kala kala dey pala pala whey. By genocide one does not mean war casualties. It is the deliberate killing of a group of human beings merely because of their affiliation to such group. Gajendrakumar used the correct word for what has been taking place to the Tamils and what is taking place to them in Shree Lanka then and now.

*Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, Member of Parliament – Jaffna District 

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    Justice C.V. Wigneswaran MP

    Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith ” said he is ready to go to an international court if Sri Lankan law is not properly enforced against those responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks that took place on April 21, 2019. He was speaking at a media briefing held at the Archbishop’s House yesterday (11)” – http://www.dailynews.lk/2021/02/12/

    You want to International intervention in the investigation of war crimes.

    Your Muslim brothers want International community to intervene in the Janasa issue.

    Mahinda met Maha Sangha to discuss UNHRC resolution.

    SJ wants China to rule the world.

    A few believe Buddhist countries (whatever that is) may help them from UNHRC’s resolution.


    By the way Shenali, Nalin, Prince of Darkness Sarath Weerasekera, ….. want to save Myanmar.

    What is happening in this island?
    Why hasn’t Gota the strongman consulted Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa or SJ?

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      “Someone asked me: Hon’ Gajendrakumar…..”
      Who is this someone who keeps asking leading questions of Hon. Wiggy?

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        Concept of genocide appears to have changed at present. Initially the tag genocide was given when at least one million people were killed such as killing of Tutsis in Rwanda. But now expulsion of 750,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar and killing of 300 Muslims in Bosnia has been called genocide. Using this yardstick expulsion of one million Indian Tamils in 1964, and killing of over 150,000 and expulsion of about 500, 000 Tamils also falls within this definition. There was genocidal intent among Sinhalese since independence to create a mono-ethnic Sinhala state. It was said that they will drive all Indian Tamils to India and all Ceylon Tamils into Jaffna peninsula and colonize the rest of the island with Sinhalese. 30 years of war and lack of funds had been a damper to this program, but it is now raising its ugly head with Tamils being dispossessed of their lands

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          GS
          Thank you for pleading the case on LTTE genocide against Muslims.

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        Do you think that he is perhaps not an honourable person?

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      Only solution is to split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations equitably. Sinhala Only Nation, Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam.

      Until then genocide will never end.

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        One to GS and one to PK and the other to Umberto…then what about me?

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          What about you?

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            I have always made a case with Gatam it should be divided into 4 for the Indians as well. I will include myself in it hence the question where is the 4th segment as my Kingdom.

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              Are you getting stupid by association?

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                Nop I like his comments..he get to the point very fast. Put us all in a spot where we lack clarity? have not thought through of what we all stand for as people/parties/policies/politics and the dire strait consequences should we not revisit them…mindfulness in his own way too. I could even say spiritual awakening in its own merit too where we need to trouble shoot and risk analysis matters more vigorously as once I impose my solution at someone at gun point then no going back in a democracy?

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      My dear NV,
      .
      You are spot on. You articulated it as no others. Thank you NV.
      .
      SJ wants China to rule the world- I really dont know why. He is against west. If not IMF what would the be option to fallen srilanka today ? The Chinese are blood suckers. That is known to entire world but not yet to SLanka. Srilanka has become the number one example to show how the CHINESE won predatory actions hand picking the most stupid leaders in DEVELOPING countries.

      Eran Wickramaratne has added some factful information about the current situation in SL. Thanks to brutal Rajapakshes, srilanka has become the second next to Lebanan. Come will be the days that will show the world, how Rajaakhse stupid politics speed ur becoming us ” second Myanmar”. Some say srilankens are already a Myanmar like state.
      :
      “It is said culture requires slaves. I say that no cultured society can be built with slaves. This terrible Twentieth Century has made all cultural theories from Plato down seem ridiculous. Little man, there has never been a human culture.”
      ― Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

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        LM
        You sound so desperate to nitpick that you even repeat a silly claim.
        “SJ wants China to rule the world- I really dont know why.”
        Start with where SJ has expressed such a wish.
        “Seek, and ye shall find” as the Good Book says.
        *
        You say: “The Chinese are blood suckers.”
        Whose blood, where? Tell me, and I am all ears to listen.
        *
        You will compare Sri Lanka with any country that is in trouble, regardless of relevance, just to get a kick out of it.
        I wonder if Sri Lanka was shining under Yahapalanaya.

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          Senior schoar SJ,
          Thank you.
          Perhaps the link below will open help opening your eyes. With 100 mio world wide being caught by COVID, the cold bloodedness oft he chinese regarding the facts ? Does not i prove the blook sucking nature oft he chinese politicians of the day ?
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZEfTyvUhDU
          Tbd

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            LM
            I have been reading widely about the Covid-19 story.
            There are websites to cater to persons with various phobias.
            Wise people investigate the source and study the kind of stories that it narrates before spreading them.
            *
            The “made in Wuhan” tale fell flat on its face within months. But there are still people who love it. There are more fairy tales from where they come.
            *
            There were people gloating here that Brazil suspended trials of Chinese vaccine. The latest is that Brazil is going to mass produce that vaccine.
            The ‘blood sucking’ country, by the way, declared months ago that its anti-virus technology is free of IP restrictions.
            *
            Do not be a sucker and do not take any other for one.

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              SJ,
              If you have been reading COVID updates, I dont think you would have added the kind of remarks about Chinas involvement in COVID 19 pandemic. But should be well aware of the fact that no experts in the world are yet clear where COVID 19 virus was originated from. European researchers were made to believe that should have leaked from a virology lab. However, these were speculations only. FYI, I keep updating me by watching various web sites and various other means. 60 Minutes from Downunder is one of them only.

              So, I would not call them phobias at this stage. I know one Prof emeritus, a virologist from Mainz, Germany who would only bring counter arguments not seeing it in a big picture. However, he went on making statements to the press postulating that COVID 19 infections are more or less similar in numbers to common flu-viral infections. in winter season in Europe. He was totally against country wide lock-downs. Estranged Prof has now gone to his hibernation mode with new strains of the virus becoming known one behind the other.To me, it is even pointless to draw conclusions based on viral infections (viral behaviours are not yet known to the world, that is why it is becoming threat whenever viruses cause human diseses/epidemies/pandemics).

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              leelagemalli

              SJ types in order to defend China’s behaviour:


              “The “made in Wuhan” tale fell flat on its face within months. But there are still people who love it. There are more fairy tales from where they come.”

              Excerpt from Hindu
              ….
              China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says
              The team had requested raw patient data on the 174 cases of COVID-19 that China had identified from the early phase of theoutbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019
              China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led teamp robing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team’s investigators said, potentially complicating efforts tounderstand how the outbreak began.
              ……
              …..
              Hindu
              FEBRUARY 13, 2021
              https://www.thehindu.com/news/internationa

              As far as SJ is concerned any news published by non Chinese media is fake.

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      Native Vedda,
      Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said if the Government does not expose who were behind the Muslim terrorist attacks and punish them he will seek help from International Court. If he becomes successful Sinhalayo also can go to the International Court and seek help to identify the people behind LTTE Tamil terrorists and punish them. Definitely, Malabar Vellala Demala politicians will get into trouble.

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        Eagle BLIND Eye

        “If he becomes successful Sinhalayo also can go to the International Court and seek help to identify the people behind LTTE Tamil terrorists and punish them.”

        Please feel free to take your Tamil Brethren VP’s LTTE to International Court and seek help to identify the people behind LTTE.

        You will find Hindians, Premadasa and his Military Intelligence, USA, Rajapaksas, …. were behind VP and LTTE. If you dig deeper you will find the public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala, …….. Rajapakasa senior, Pandaranayakam, Siri Mao, Cyril Mathew, Dutta Gamani, ………. were also the cause of origination of Velu and his Child soldiers.

        I suggest the Kallathonie Thamil converts went back to their homeland in South India. When they go they must take their kith and kin with them.
        When will you go?

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          Native Vedda,
          You picked the wrong people and omitted real people behind LTTE Tamil terrorism.
          Brits who brought racism to Sinhale, Malabar Vellala Demalu who mastered racism introduced by Brits such as Kallathoni SJV Chelvanayakam who came from Malaya and formed the Federal Party in 1949, GG Ponnambalam who humiliated Mahawanse at Nawalapitiya and ignited the racial tension, Racist Demala politicians including Sambandan who passed the Vaddukkodei resolution in 1976 and urged Demalu to take up arms, Hindians who trained and armed Tamils, Brits who allowed LTTE to have their Head Quarters in London, racist TNA politicians who openly supported LTTE are the people behind LTTE Tamil terrorism.
          —-
          We the Sinhale Puthra do not have to leave. All Dravida Nadu Putras including you who is pretending as Native Vedda should return to your ancestral homeland.

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        It is not the LTTE you should worry about..they are a bit straight and you know when they are in-front of you and armed forces will respond…..it is the FP/TC/TULF/TN mafia you do not see nor know who created all this and many more behind the scene a plant/embedded in our Nations parliament siting next to you always is what one should rid of etc?

        This Tamil entity in SL and India (the political parties with Tamil names) is now armed/mandated to deliver something else (LTTE was fundamentally a different outfit is why GOSL was assisted and instructed to be finished off etc) in the region.

        There are Diaspaora and some ASEAN countries Tamils are riding on this too for monetary benefits as they do not care about anything else. They have their comfort zones sorted until (hopefully not) a backlash happens in their spaces by Nationalists….a duplicity at its worst form human greed.

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          Dear NV

          I am interested to learn what you have written below please…confused

          “You will find Hindians, Premadasa and his Military Intelligence, USA, Rajapaksas, …. were behind VP and LTTE. If you dig deeper you will find the public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala, …….. Rajapakasa senior, Pandaranayakam, Siri Mao, Cyril Mathew, Dutta Gamani, ………. were also the cause of origination of Velu and his Child soldiers”.

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      Please watch the video below- point of view from a senior diplomat
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVXA3Z7Q-ic

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    Dear CW,
    The Sinhala Buddhists or Buddhist Sinhala or Westernised Sinhala Buddhists carry a Lion with Sword to kill people whether it is Sinhala or Tamil or Muslim. They know very well what is meant by “genocide” and it is done purposely by them irrespective whether it is an educated professor or educated Sinhala Buddhist Monk. I am sure none of the true Buddhist person will ever think of burning Jaffna library or Bombing Navali Church or drilling eye of a prisoner.

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      Ajith
      The Chola kings had a vicious beast on their flag and the Chera a weapon of war (the most powerful at the time I guess).
      All major Hindu deities are armed to the hilt, but for the two kind females who control learning and wealth.
      Most countries of the West have predatory animals as the insignia of the state.
      Why complain about the fluttering lonely lion when India has three lions for its state emblem.
      Teeth and claws of lions are deadlier than an unwieldy sword.

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        SJ

        Are we living in Chola country?
        Many in this island don’t give two hoots about religious symbols, gods, religion, …..

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          Have you seen any other country animal carrying sword to kill yellow & green?

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            Have you not seen the Saudi sword stretching across the flag?
            Saudi Arabia is still busy killing Yemeni civilians, of course with the blessings of the US.

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              It is good that you find another genocidal government similar to Sri Lanka

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                I only answered a question.
                There are plenty more with and without weapons on the flag.
                *
                The LTTE’s de facto government (1988 to 2009) in the N&E was certainly not the essence of loving kindness– or was it?

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            That was not the intention of the design as you well know. But the Tamils will use everything and anything to defame the Sinhalese Buddhists. Just look at every sitrep24 post, happily unedited and allowed on a Sinhalese website.

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              Editor CT
              Please clarify:
              Is CT a Sinhalese website?

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                CT is also a most partisan and biased site. It mixes the truth with malicious, vindictive and sensational propaganda. I don’t blame it for that. It is run by exiled journalists, no doubt they have good reason for their views. But it’s columns have been hijacked by Tamils living in the West who are still fighting for Eelam on their keyboards. This prevents decent Tamils and Sinhalese (such as Native Vedda and his adversary SJ) from discussing matters in a calm and civilised manner. Read any of the posts by johnpillai rj62 for example. The work of CT’s moderators leaves a lot to be desired.

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                  S
                  Sorry to disappoint you.
                  I do not have any personal adversary, and do not indulge in offensive personal remarks.

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                  Svenson

                  “This prevents decent Tamils and Sinhalese (such as Native Vedda and his adversary SJ) from discussing matters in a calm and civilised manner.”

                  I don’t treat them badly.
                  I treat them accordingly.

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                If you those all don’t wear pants are allowed in a university, then that could be only the one that can carry the label of “Tamils the Slaves”. You no longer cut branch you sit, but set fire for the entire tree wishing moksha for everyone. Your aim at this time is destroying the CT, than Tamils, because you think Sinhalese, Tamils as well as Muslims are having equal access in a web site run by Sinhala Community. There is extreme urgency for you to close down CT, to pamper, water, nurse and grow the pesky racism, killing Lankawe. You want to have demolished the set up where all three communities are flocking to seek redress for their pain they endure by the Lankawe tyrants. You tried so many tricks, but we have successfully exposed you. Many time you backed off to mask your face with a brand new skin, but each time when you returned, you peeled it immediately to show that it is you and only you. You even played with couple of different names to hide your intentions. You even argued in CT that one walk around with multiple pseudonyms is something that shows their Pandyitry because then they can show their Jekyll – Hyde nature without worries to their classy image.

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                CT

                “Editor CT Please clarify: Is CT a Sinhalese website?”

                Hope CT remains a non pro Chinese Communist Party of China (CPC) propaganda organ.

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          Don’t worry about this SJ creature , he has his own agenda will always find some excuse to defend state sponsored Sinhalese racism and Islamic extremism and to malign the Tamils. He thinks he is very witty and all knowing but in reality a very nasty person and a pretend know all. A self hating Tamil apologist for state sponsored Sinhalese racism and structural genocide against the island’s Tamils. In my opinion a selfish nasty creature , who really does not care what happens to his people , as long he achieves his petty agenda . Therefore all this fawning to the Sinhalese and Muslims.

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            R25
            You do worry it looks.
            You will have no issue once you overcome the urge to defend wrongdoings in the Tamils.

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        Teeth and claws of Lions are deadlier but the Lion and human made animals are not only deadlier but also poisonous.

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          True.
          That applies to the tiger that came out in the 20th Century as well.
          Remember the cyanide capsule?
          And the toxic Gloriosa Superba flower for ‘national emblem’?

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            SJ,
            Cyanide is not to kill others. It is to kill themselves.
            The toxic flower is to protect its flowers from other animals, not to kill others.

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              “The toxic flower is to protect its flowers from other animals, not to kill others.”
              How sweet ane!
              Will a fallen flower get detoxified and not kill a bird or animal that eats it?
              *
              The tiger’s teeth and claws must be to protect the poor animal from predatory plants and not to kill any.”

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      Still support one nation SL?

      Only way out of future genocide is to split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations.

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    There was no genocide in Sri Lanka in the resent past post indipendance.
    However genocide was used as a tool by the wetern occuping rulers to controle Sri Lanka on many occations.
    One such historical case was the genocide ordered by the British rulers after the Uwa Wellassa rebellion as a means of subjugating Mother Lanka.

    Why did USA drop the first two atom bombs on two Japanese cities?
    Isn’t it Genocide?

    Was any one charged for this?

    Dear Mr Wigneswaran it seems that you have lost your marbles….
    Please refer the Oxford dictionary and undestand the proper meaning of
    GENOCIDE

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      Whimpy Kid

      “There was no genocide in Sri Lanka in the resent past post indipendance.”

      Kid
      Can you explain what exactly do you understand by genocide?

      “Why did USA drop the first two atom bombs on two Japanese cities?”

      Kid
      What has USA dropping atomic bombs on Japan got to do with Uwa Wellassa skirmishes or any other conflict in this island?

      ” Was any one charged for this?”

      Kid
      As far as I know none was initiated by International Community. Are you seriously interested in taking the USA, Europe, …. to ICC? If you are I will be right behind you.

      Kid
      Oxford Reference
      Genocide –
      The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular race or nation.

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        NV
        This never happened in SL after indipendance.
        This could be easily rebutted at any forum.

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        NV: What takes precedence? The meaning in the “Oxford Reference” OR what CW has stated in the paragraph beginning: “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by UN General Assembly on 09-12-1948……..”

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          Simon

          ” The meaning in the “Oxford Reference” OR what CW has stated in the paragraph beginning: “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by UN General Assembly on 09-12-1948……..”

          Unlike others (soman, Eagle, SJ, …Wimpy, .. HLDM) I am neither an expert legal eagle nor an expert on international law. However I believe the ICC judges would take both
          “UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, based on declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (I) dated 11 December 1946”
          and
          “Rome Statute of the International
          Criminal Court”
          together.

          Although the idea of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has failed, interested parties can make it work, provided country leaders believe the have b**ls.

          The idea of Sri Lanka believing in its Sovereignty is pure fantasy.

          Have good week end.
          Take care.

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      Generally countries that did genocide are the richest in the world.

      China, USA, Japan, India, UK, Turkey, Russia, Germany, etc.

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        GATAM

        “Generally countries that did genocide are the richest in the world.”

        Are you suggesting that this island should have postponed committing genocide until it became another rich country?
        It is good idea.
        How long does it has to wait until it becomes rich?
        Never!!!

        “China, USA, Japan, India, UK, Turkey, Russia, Germany, etc.”
        _
        Hindia, a rich country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        When?

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          @NV

          Genocide.

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    If what the state did to the Tamils is genocide, is not what the LTTE did to the Muslims anything otherwise?

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      SJ

      It would be useful if you could define Genocide.

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      Oh really then what about what the Muslim politicians thugs and criminal did to the civilian Tamil population down south . Burning and looting their homes and businesses, killing and raping thousands of innocent Tamil civilians down south , during every state sponsored anti Tamil pogrom. What did the heavily armed Muslim home guards do to the Tamil population in the east? Killed raped , looted , burnt and destroyed homes, businesses, Hindu temples and ethnically cleansed thousands of Tamils and destroyed many ancient Hindu Tamil villages , that have been there for thousands of years. The Amparai district was the worst affected. What were once pure 100% Tamil Hindu areas in Amparai have now been converted to Islamic villages and have become no go areas for the Tamils . Tamils still not allowed to return. Muslims are recent refugee immigrants to the east and only were accepted as refugees there , as they were ethnic Tamils and nowhere else to go. The Tamils are the original indigenous inhabitants of the east. It is only after all this treachery and the Muslims in the north caught spying for the Sinhalese and storing arms in their mosques , that the LTTE asked them to leave but still never killed or raped them and the number affected were far less than the number of Tamils killed raped and ethnically cleansed at the hands of Muslims and Sinhalese both recently arrived settler communities in the east.

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        Muslims have been allowed to return to the north but ethnically cleansed Tamils in the east have still not been allowed to return to their villages in the east , that are now being occupied Muslims and Sinhalese. You have a very selective memory and are trying to compare systematic state sponsored genocide and ethnic cleansing of the island’s Tamils that has reduced the island’s Tamil population from around 26% to around 16% within 60 years of independence. Chased off 1 million indigenous Eelam Tamils out of the island and made another one million Indian origin Tamils who had lived in the island for 150 years stateless. Killed over 300000 Tamil civilians , and stolen 1/3 of the Tamil homeland for Sinhalese colonisation and this structural genocide still happening with a guerilla army like the LTTE that even according to government sources killed only around 3000 Muslim and Sinhalese civilians and most of these so called Muslim and Sinhalese civilians were thugs , criminals and Muslim home guards masquerading as civilian

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          Rohan25,
          How can Sri Lanka chase indigenous Eelam Tamils out of the island when there are no indigenous Eelam Tamils in Sinhale. About one million descendants of Dravida slaves brought by colonial rulers were encouraged by LTTE to seek asylum in Greener Pastures so that they can extort money from their earnings. Tamil Diaspora collected lot of money from these Demalu and used that money to by arms and ammunition for LTTE to carry out terrorist activities against Sinhalayo.
          —-
          “Chased off 1 million indigenous Eelam Tamils out of the island”

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            Eagle,
            “one million descendants of Dravida slaves brought by colonial rulers were encouraged by LTTE to seek asylum in Greener Pastures “
            Please tell us who encouraged YOU to seek asylum in Greener Pastures”
            At least the Tamils have climbed to the top while you are still working at a public sanitary authority. How sad!

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    Wigneswaran’s genocide resolution is a tool he used to support Rajapakse. I say this because when the Govt was releasing lands without acknowledging it, he passed this resolution. If he is claiming genocide, then the Sinhalese also have the right to claim genocide by LTTE as LTTE killed civilians in villages who were not soldiers.
    In a Democracy its important to work with the majority group to establish the rights of the non-majority. Since the Sinhala Only policy started decades ago Systemic Racism has been instilled in the country. No one can change it over night. It will take time to do it. But there should be a beginning to remove Systemic Racism and to do this non-majority group should take careful steps. P2P was the correct one and not Genocide Resolution.
    Genocide can be seen in many ways. G.G. Ponnambalam supporting with the then Govt to take away the right to citizenship of the estate Tamils could also be considered a genocide. Similarly LTTE killing Sinhala villagers is also Genocide. Genocide is not only killing a group it can also be taking steps to crush a group.
    Wigneswaran’s comments and statements always aimed at creating unwanted emotions within the Southern Sinhala community. Why does he need this? Why cannot the so called educated Wigna achieve what he wants without instigating the Sinhalese.

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      Can you name the villages in which sinhala villagers were killed by LTTE.
      To my knowledge LTTE deliberately killed sinhala civilians in Anuradhapura and Karuna killed Muslim worshippers in east. Other than I have not heard any civilian targets by LTTE.
      Killing politicians on either side is a favour done by LTTE because they were the curse of this country.
      However evidence Army and army police sponsored thugs killing Tamil civitare too many and justifies Wigneswarans comments.
      Until such time we sinhalese understand and act the truth, we will not progress

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        ‘Other than I have not heard any civilian targets by LTTE.’
        .
        Are you insane? How many civilians are there in this incomplete list?
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

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          Svenson

          Brilliant.
          Can you factually state how many civilians were being victimized by Sri Lankan armed forces and its allied home guards and dead squads between April 1971 and 2009?

          Conveniently you don’t seem to keep record of state sponsored terrorism. Even recently Gota has given his opponents the choice, they could have either Nandasena or Sanga blessed Gotabhaya.

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        Dilshan,

        Here it is: http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/12/24/sinhala-villages-massacred-by-ltte/comment-page-1/

        In addition do not forget Central Bank in Colombo

        Army killing Tamils after the war ended – there enough and more videos are available.

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        Dilshan,
        There is a long list. Here you find a selected few for your information.
        ATTACK YEAR DEATH TOLL
        Kent and Dollar Farm massacres 1984 62
        Kokilai massacre 1984 11
        Anuradhapura massacre 1985 146
        Air Lanka Flight 512 1986 21
        Habarana bus massacre 1987 127
        Central Bus Station Bombing 1987 13

        Aranthalawa Massacre 1987 35

        Massacre of Police officers 1990 600

        Kattankudy mosque massacre 1990 147
        Assassination of Ranjan Wijeratne 1991 19

        Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi 1991 15
        Palliyagodella massacre 1991 109

        Assassination of Ranasinghe Premadasa1993 11
        Assasination of Gamini Disanayake 1994 52
        Kallarawa massacre 1995 42
        Eastern Sri Lanka massacre 1995 120
        Central Bank Bombing 1995 91
        Dehiwala Train Bombing 1996 64
        Lion Air Flight 602 1998 55
        Temple of the Tooth Attack 1998 17
        Gonagala massacre 1999 54
        Assassination of C.V.Gunaratne 2000 22
        Kebithigollewa massacre 2006 66
        Digampathana bombing 2006 103
        Gomarankadawala massacre 2006 6
        —-
        You say “evidence Army and army police sponsored thugs killing Tamil civitare too many and justifies Wigneswarans comments.”
        Can you please provide some of those evidences?

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          What if, all the mentioned is much lower to all harms faced by Tamil and Muslim community ?
          .
          We perfectly know how many of them left for europe, canada, australia and other places for their escape. Not long ago, I guess few weeks ago, I happened to read a tamil boy committed suicide in Saarland/Germany. Those migrant families had to count with the unexpected after moving to other cultures. This is common to our sinhalayas, but the numbers sinhalayas are in Europe are much less.

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          Dear EE

          Your list missing the following genocide/crime/killing fields

          (1) “Ratha Pottu Mafia Killing Fields a Tamil crime on Tamils in Jaffna by the FP/TULF/TNA/TN Mafia 1970-1977-1981” because we did not investigate all the killings to date/take the killers to the gallows to date/get Tamil Nadu to compensate the Sri Lankans/Sanction on Tamil Nadu by the international community

          (2) FP Upcountry Indian politics brought to Jaffna and the consequential JVP uprising due to the unmanaged works in the hill country in the interest of everyones well fair.

          (3) Since the Independence not a single elected FP/TULF/TNA MP performed their job scope of delivering services to people except death and destruction and thuggery.

          (4) Indian Immigrant workers issue in estates/50-50/Federalism/Separatism/Selling the children to foreign adventures and using them as their killing machines..in the process creating hatred and provoking violence to have innocent Tamils killed down south too.

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            (5) All the children died fighting for causes created by FP/TULF.

            (6) Armed forces died and injured.

            (7) All the innocent civilian died

            (8) sufferings in the jail.

            (9) Missing and the ones died in foreign lands being on the run from SL

            (10) All what we have lost and suffered being in foreign lands as refugees, asylum seekers.

            (11) All the foreign workers from SL and their suffering

            (12) All the families who lost their children JVP, Tamil Groups and the armed forces and their suffering.

            (13) All the money that was spent on a war that could have built a mansion for every Sri Lankan a long time ago…and we were deprived of the “developed status”.

            All this and many more because of the FP/TULF/TNA thugs yet to be put on trail for all their crimes.

            Yes we have an anniversary everyday of the year, by month, by the week, daily, by the hour, minutes and seconds.

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              Now the anniversary starts like this

              (1) Get the TNA to fix all they have created since the war ended.

              (2) therefore it is a 12th Anniversary where TNA is stallion the loose allowed to to goto the parliament without being challenged by all other elected on the floor to answer questions….instead

              (3) allowed to earn Tax payers money, lead a normal life through all the devastation that we have to take it in our stride, get married, make babies, have children and grandchildren, have a home and do all else that is normal in life.

              UN entertain this just as the Palestine land that has shrunk by 99% is being tolerated.

              Therefore this the Ratha Pottu Mafia 12 th Anniversary to be seated in the parliament for the past 70+ years to deliver death to Tamils first and then to the Sinhalese.

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                Now we discuss India, China and everyone else but not this folly of an entity to be discarded beyond human access.

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        D
        In the late 1990s, there was a killing of a whole Sinhalese family in what was called ‘a border village’. There was absolutely no provocation for this criminal act.
        What do you call the bombing of buses and railway carriages?
        *
        “Killing politicians on either side is a favour done by LTTE because they were the curse of this country.”
        This is SICK.
        Why have not they finished the job by killing all but themselves?

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      Very un Buddhist and racist. Cunningly trying to compare the state sponsored marginalization , genocide and ethnic cleaning of the island’s Tamils , with the killings of around 3000 ( as even your government statistics) of not so innocent largely criminal Sinhalese and Muslim thugs, criminals and heavily armed home guards, pretend civilians, who were deliberately settled in and around Tamil areas to kill , rape , loot and ethnically cleanse Tamil civilians and villages , so that once these Tamils moved Sinhalese and Muslims were moved in. Ironically most of these killings happened in the east and it was Karuana and Pillaiyan, the present darlings of the Sinhalese racists, who were largely responsible and not Prapakaran, as the north was and still over 95% Tamil and it was in the east where all these clashes took place due to large scale Sinhalese and Muslim presence. This is like the Nazi killing millions and then comparing this genocide with what the resistance fighters did . All Sinhalese governments since independence have been marginalizing , killing , ethnically cleansing and committing genocide on the island’s Tamils .

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        The Sinhalese armed forces and various government departments like the Archeological department , forestry , the Mahaveli Board are being used to steal Tamil peoples lands , destroy ancient Hindu temple in the north and east , using fake/concocted history and fake planted evidence to claim these lands for Sinhalese. Kurunthoor Malai Sivan Ayannar temple , that is ancient and historic is a recent example. Sinhalese thugs in the presence of armed forces and government officials, destroying the Sivalingam and Sollam within the temple premises and installing a Buddha statue and denying entry to the local Tamil Hindu villages. They had egg on their faces when no Buddhist artifacts were found but only an ancient Sivalingam , that is similar to many Sivalingams found in India during the Pallava era. Now they are lying and trying to save and concoct another fairly tale staing that this is not a Siva lingam but the top a Buddhits Thupi belonging to the Anuradhapura era. Whom are they trying to fool with their lies and state sponsored manufactured history. As many historians have stated this has actually proved not only the north and east but the entire island prior to the arrival of Buddhism was Tamil and Saivite.

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          Rohan Thanbi

          ” As many historians have stated this has actually proved not only the north and east but the entire island prior to the arrival of Buddhism was Tamil and Saivite.”

          If the historians have proved this land was Tamil before it became Sinhala , then what is holding you guys back from convincing the international community to grant you Eelam. Prior to arrival of Buddhism the dominat religion was most probably Hindunism due to Hindunism being an older religion. That was practiced by the original Hela tribes of sinhale. You Tamils are from tamil Nadu and Sinhale or North India do not belong to you demalu

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            RP
            An overwhelming majority of all three major races are descendants of immigrants that arrived barely a millennium ago,

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      Of course!

      One supports the other. Rajapaksas are kings because someone blames them for genocide.

      One Sri Lankan’s genocide is another Sri Lankan’s victory!

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    This man is a ‘BORN LIAR’. Demala people do not feel ashamed to tell lies again and again.

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      Eagle ‘dumb gnat’ Eye, you are one to call others liars……………..hahahahaha……………you were a born liar. Go and hide under a rock and don’t come back.

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        Tamil from the north

        How did you survive the genocide?

        Just out of curiosity.

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          Gatam, oh boy another fellow who asks stupid questions. We saw the racists from the south were feeding poison to the racists from the north early on, we left. At that time the LTTE was still an underground movement. Since we lived in the north while the racist filth were massacring the innocent Tamil civilians in the south (77/83), we were in Jaffna. Soon after we saw garbage like you brining all the nonsense up north, we left in the early eighties. So do you understand now who we escaped or is this a bit too hard for you? That is exactly how we survived. Today the racists on CT cannot handle the minorities are speaking up and beating the racist filth. You are not Sinhalese, you belong to a different class…………………….you and many like you belong to the scum of this earth.

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      EE
      What about SINHALA people that are now pants down before the very same slaves of your nature, not being able to fulfil the tiny pledge made to them ? Why to attack the victimized factions for gand failures of our so called sinhala leaders ?
      :
      Go to montisori and learn the basics could help you the ilk foward. Until then, STUPID men of Rajapakshe nature can only worsen the sitiuation. Get well soon !

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      Are the Sinhalese any better?

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    Sinhalayo are paying the price for ignoring what our elders told about these people; unborn and dead based on their experience from 3rd Century BC.

    In Sinhala there is a saying:
    ‘Kopamana Guna Kalat
    Dudano Nowethi Yahapath
    (No matter how much good you do, wicked people never change)

    It is high time Sinhalayo learn from past mistakes and act accordingly from now on. Show no mercy for wicked people.

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      Fully Agree with you Eagle.

      During the 83 riots we kept 3 Tamil Families in the house. None of the buggers contacted us after going to Canada and later on we heard one family had been actively involved with the LTTE.

      As the saying goes only good tamil is a dead tamil

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        RP,
        It it riot or genocide? Riot means two side. Genocide means one side.You mean that a good Tamil is always a dead Tamil killed by you?

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          Ajith Anna,

          “You mean that a good Tamil is always a dead Tamil killed by you”

          Wish that was the case

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        RAVI PERERA
        Sinhala Speaking Demela………

        “During the 83 riots we kept 3 Tamil Families in the house. “

        We know why you kept them in your house because they refused to pay you kappam mudala (ransom) either in gold or cash.

        Why do you think you have to save Tamil lives every time you go on rampage? Being part of good people of this island, couldn’t you stop rioting altogether ?

        “None of the buggers contacted us after going to Canada”

        Did they promise to settle the ransom money when they arrived in Canada they owe you?

        “As the saying goes only good tamil is a dead tamil”

        Is it why you kill them in thousands, converting them into good human being?

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          Hello Koti Vedda,

          “We know why you kept them in your house because they refused to pay you kappam mudala (ransom) either in gold or cash.”

          Typical Demala. What can we expect from a former LTTE member

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      There is also another saying – SINHALAYA MODAYA KEWUM KANNA WEERAYA. සින්හලයා මෝඩය කෙවුම් කන්න වීරයා.. sinhalayas are born stupid and they are champions at eating oil cakes. Unfortunately, now by making criminal leaders, eating OIL cakes has become a dream to the masseswith sky rocketing cost of living. But bitch s sons get exonerated their crime investigations one behind the other.

      All these proved again during the last two elections. They elected a man, whose profile is no better to that of a convicted high criminals, with all various kinds of court cases being filed against the bugger.
      :
      Dont you guys know it, if applications are called for any public sector job, they the autorities indend to know is ” whether you had a criminal past, were you convicted etc”; but srilanka is a place where ELECTION commissioner being another condom supporter to MEDAMULAN RASCALS, became as if the QUESTION regarding crime records would not be secondary. Alone that would have been sufficient, him to put in JAIL, if this would have been occured in Germany or any other civilized country in Europe.
      I mean at the time, NOMINATION sheets were submitted, biased men, silencing that good Prof. HOOLE just recognized it…. this they call SRILANKEN democratic governance ha ha…. ස

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        “I mean at the time, NOMINATION sheets were submitted, biased men, silencing that good Prof. HOOLE just recognized it…. this they call SRILANKEN democratic governance ha ha….”
        *
        Do not tell us about “silencing” Hoole. Right or wrong, true or false, fair or unfair– the man cannot be silenced but by pasting tape across his lips.
        It was a serious lapse on his part not to have recorded his dissent, considering his habit of making public statements contrary to the position of the EC, stating his designation but claiming that it is his personal view.

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      Very true EE. All the Sinhalese in London frequent Tamil food shops and businesses. But a Tamil will never, ever visit a Sinhalese or even Muslim shop. The Tamil kadakaraya will sell you anything but he will never return your smile, he is just there to take your money.

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        Svenson you are another dumbo. I am a Tamil and I frequent restaurants run by Sinhalese. I go there for two reasons;
        -Sinhala style food is one of my favourites
        -I am buying food from a fellow Sri Lankan

        But if you owned a shop I wouldn’t come, because I do not deal with racists.

        Can you tell me how many restauants in Toronto are run by Tamils versus Sinhalese? There are about 100 Tamil run restaurants to maybe 2 Sinhalese run restaurants. So go and figure dumbo!!!!

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        Do not say that.
        There are not many Sinhalese outlets that sell groceries and fresh food.

        Places like Sekara in Victoria are frequented by Tamils as much as by Sinhalese. There is no place in London like a Sinhalese restaurant for hoppers.
        *
        The Sinhalese are rather scattered in London to sustain a thriving grocery store.
        *
        The Ceylon Tea Centre was a great place in the 1970s and even the 1980s. Who screwed it up?

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          The truth is that the Sinhalese are pretty hopeless at business, even in Sri Lanka.

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            OC,

            I do not think any particular group is hopeless at business.

            However, Sinhalese business aptitude and attitude had been gradually crept into Sinhalese business behaviour and psyche at the least by the Sinhala banks (I must say that, they are indeed Sinhala banks).

            Almost all under performing loans are by Sinhalese, and the duration of under performance are usually by years. Housing loans and mortgages are usually nil performance by years by Sinhalese.

            The requirement for getting loans by Sinhalese are the least stringent and most favourable conditions to start with.

            Similarly, the Sinhala banks execute the debt administration including striping of assets at the first instance within months of underperformance of loans for others who are not Sinhalese.

            The overall effect is that Sinhalese can try their luck at business without much worry and almost free.

            Where as others have to be extremely competitive.

            So by natural probability and of survival of the fittest (yes, this is the case in business however you want to sugar coat it, dogs eat dogs world), others would usually succeed more.

            I have heard number of cases where even courts are siding with Sinhalese even within Colombo. The Sinhalese who rented a property from Tamil claimed that court order the property to be theirs because the Tamil has one other property, and the court obliged.

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              “Similarly, the Sinhala banks execute the debt administration including striping of assets at the first instance within months of underperformance of loans for others who are not Sinhalese.”

              It must read

              On the opposite extreme, the Sinhala banks execute the debt administration including striping of assets at the first instance within months of underperformance of loans for others who are not Sinhalese.”

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              KA,
              Given all the favouritism towards the majority community, it is creditable that minorities still own the lion’s share of export business.

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            OC
            The Sinhalese are certainly second to Muslims in establishing and running businesses. They do pretty well here, especially the Matara lot who dominate trade in Kurunagala and to a good extent in Kandy.
            It is the Tamils who got hooked to white collar jobs and got screwed up. A modest exception is the group from the ‘Islands’ whom the Jaffna mainlander looks upon with some contempt.

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              We are good at what we do and do not be jealous please:)..secret….easy boat deliveries across the waters for all the textiles and spices…..tax free etc.

              Strategic location is always important…and I have lighthouse down the road too for the look out. I can see India on a good day.

              The other suppliers from Valvetithurai:)

              Murky world of Business.

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          SJ, you and I see people as people. Some of these racists cannot see people as people. They see each other as Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher……………who cares. We are all Sri Lankans at the end of the day. Some racists wanted to eliminate the Tamils from SL, but failed. I live in Toronto and to my knowledge there were only 2 restaurants run by Sinhalese. One has closed and the other barely survives. But I cater from a Sinhalese family for all our gatherings. The husband had a conversation with me and we ventured into Lankan politics……………guess what we both cannot stand racists, the Rajapaksas and the LTTE. So we continue to order from them and their food is splendid. My lamprai orders are also from a Sinhalese chef but he does it out of his house. Recently he discontinued cooking from home, so no lamprais for us. :(

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            TftN
            Thank you for that.
            If only the CT will exercise censoring of personal abuse and offensive impertinent comments, many of these characters will have nothing to say.
            And, will CT go out of business?

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      Eagle Eye

      “Show no mercy for wicked people.”

      I do show mercy on wicked people like “Soma, Eagle Eye ……..Perera… “

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    Genocite Genocite. Thamiz Genocite. !!!!

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      Jeno. Jeno. Jeno. Chide
      Jenna. Jeno. Chide.

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    If one look at the history of Sinhale (Now Sri Lanka), ‘Para’ Demala invaders from Hindusthan committed genocide of Sinhalayo from 3rd Century BC. Starting from 3rd Century BC, ‘Para’ Demalu invaded Sinhale 52 times and massacred Sinhalayo and destroyed Sinhala Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
    Genocide of Sinhalayo by ‘Para’ Demalu stopped after the arrival of Portuguese because Demalu could not face fire power of Portuguese.
    From 1505 onwards three European nations committed genocide against Sinhalayo. Genocide carried out by British in 1818 in Uwa Wellassa was the worst one.
    When Sinhale gained Independence, Sinhalayo had a ray of hope that there will not be genocide anymore. But shattering their hope, descendants of Demalu brought to Yapanaya by Portuguese and Dutch launched the 53rd genocide campaign against Sinhalayo using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns and chemical weapons that lasted for three decades.
    So, don’t talk BS by saying Sinhalayo carried out genocide of Demalu (Tamils after 1911). It was Demalu who carried out genocide of Sinhalayo. After slaughtering Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies, Demalu (Tamils) go to the International Community and scream ‘Sinhalayo committed genocide of Tamils’, ‘Sinhalayo committed War Crimes against Tamils’, Sinhalayo committed Human Rights Violations against Tamils’ to get their sympathy to create a separate State.

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      Mahindapala, what happened to your fraudulent archaeologist Raj Somadeva. He has gone silent because two caves he discovered in Kumana and Medagama had Tamil Brahmi inscription denoting people who lived there were Tamils. With that his project of tracing Veddha ancestry of Sinhalese has come to an end. Now another set of frauds are claiming Pallava era eight sided Sivalingam found at Kurunthoor Malai as that of the pinnacle of Buddhist stupa. First religion to be practiced in Sri Lanka is Saivaism, and at the introduction of Buddhism several Hindu temples were destroyed and Buddhist temples built on top. Till Bengali criminals landed in Sri Lanka, it was a Dravidian Saivite land.

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        Gnana,

        First religion in Sri Lanka was definitely Hindunism. Before the arrival of buddhism the Hela tribes most probably practiced Hindunism.

        Also during this time there would have been a minority Tamil population as well as it is the case today. This is true of all countries where a race that lives in one country as a majority (In your case Tamil Nadu) also lives as a minority in a neighbouring country.
        About Raj Somadeva, it is up to you tamils to collect all the facts and figures and convince the international community that this had been a tamil land.

        In another 500 yrs some Tamil inscriptions will be unearthered in Nuwara eliya and based on that you can claim Nuwara Eliya belongs to Tamil.

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          RAVI PERERA
          The Sinhala Speaking Demela

          Just out of curiosity, where were you on the night of 31 May 1981, almost 40 years ago?
          Are you from Kurunegala area or were you friends with Cyril Mathew/Dutta Gamani?

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            Koti Vedda,

            “We know why you kept them in your house because they refused to pay you kappam mudala (ransom) either in gold or cash.”

            I was not far from where you were. You were training at an Koti Camp in Vavuniya.
            I was a few miles away watching the soldiers heading towards the jungle.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
        No question that Dravidians were in Sinhale as invaders, traders and illegal immigrants.
        The invaders ruled Northern part for short periods but they were chased away by Sinhala Kings. In some instances, Sinhala Kings allowed the Dravidians bought by invaders to stay in Sinhale.
        If Demalu lived before Sinhalayo why the hell those ‘Weera’ Demalu were confined to Yapanaya peninsula which is the most arid part of the country giving rest of the country to Sinhalayo. It was Brits who dragged few Demalu out of Yapanaya and settled them in the East. These things are in British records.

        Addressing a Press Briefing on February 05th (Reported in Dinamina, 06 February 2021), Ven. Ellawala Medhananda said Tamil politicians are spreading wrong information about Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites in the North and measures will be taken to provide correct information to the International Community. He said he examined about 1000 sites in the North and 99% are Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites. According to the Head of the Department of Archeology, UNESCO has no control over archeological sites in the North.

        Prof. Raj Somadeva has responded to blatant lies bombarded by Vigneshwaran.
        Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Q9h23BwL0

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    In the Sinhale’s SL flag they have taken out the colours that represent the minorities. Time we change our FLAG to one that depicts the Lion holding the sword facing right and not left threatening the minorities
    Having the Lion facing to the right will indicate to the outsiders not to get involved in SL affairs.

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    Genocide, Genocide, Genocide……..
    .Tamil racist donkeys on CT have proved that even Goebbels is wrong – no amount of repeating has any effect on the minds of Tamils themselves.
    At times I feel sorry for these silly donkeys over the time they are wasting.
    .
    Despite intense propaganda of discrimination, violence, loot, rape, murder or even genocide not a SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY who lived among the Sinhalese in the South during or after the war has changed the residence to Jaffna.
    .
    Not a SINGLE TAMIL FAMILY ever will.
    .
    Why? Because they know it is a big lie concocted for the purpose of fooling the West.
    .
    HOWEVER, the day these hypocrites show some trace of success and my Tamil brothers and sisters develop a tendency to leave us, that day I will feel ashamed as a Sinhalese and become an active suppoter of their political ambitions.

    Soma

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      Monkey??

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        Yes, take care of your mother.

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          soman

          What is the difference between a monkey and a Lankie?

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    I would like to ask anybody who can help a not very cleaver chap like me, with a general point about what is, and what is not genocide. Please don’t drag in S-T-M issues and SL’s sad history; let’s keep it abstract. Also directing me to definitions in proclamations and the web doesn’t help. I have tried many but they are generalizations that do not help in specific contested cases.

    My point is that obviously something about size/scale is relevant. A single race riot is not genocide, a long of series atrocities is. The boundary can be drawn only with examples. Which of the following is and which is not genocide.
    a) Israeli marginalization of Palestinians, loss of homelands and denigration of their culture
    b) Japanese atrocities in China in the late 1930s
    c) The race riots in Gujerat about 25 years ago (Modi is alleged by some to be partly to blame)
    d) The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bombs
    e) The near extermination of i) Natives in N&S America, ii) Aborigines in Australia, iii) Maoris in NZ
    f) Catholics and Protestants attempting to wipe out each other in N Ireland

    Six examples is enough to get started about when to properly use the word. If it is used too broadly and indiscriminately it loses weight.

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      e
      Very good points.
      But (c) was not quite a riot, unless you call 1983 July a riot. It was racist rampage.
      .
      (f) Kindly add British forces to Protestants. The Catholics were at the receiving end for far too long. It was only when ‘IRA terror’ hit British mainland the the British government sat up and took notice.

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        e
        You, “a not very cleaver chap”?
        You do use the cleaver very skilfully when you want to get at someone.

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          KD/SJ,

          Why is the what is happening to the Uighurs in China not considered here?
          And the Rohingyas, the Kurds in Iraq, etc. And I don’t see the biggest of all… the extermination of 6 million Jews by the Nazis, the genocide in Rwanda and Sudan?

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            Agnos
            Xinjiang
            I think that you should look at other sources of information besides Western mainstream media.
            One need not believe Global Times or Russia Today. But they offer an unseen side of the story.
            Global Research is a Canada-based website which has covered the subject rather extensively.
            Questions are best answered by China; and if one is unsatisfied with the explanations, one continues to believe what one keeps hearing.
            One should ask Muslim states including allies of the US why they do not kick up a row about ‘Chinese cruelty in Xinjiang’.
            *
            There was militancy and much of the terror was against Han civilians.
            Things were bad in 2009; and Chinese response to armed militancy was harsh for a time, but no harsher than elsewhere.
            Since the Uighur riot of 2009 there was has been no Han retaliation for provocation, unlike in many other countries including those in the West that you should know well.
            *
            Things appear to have calmed down in a few years– except in certain media minds.

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              Agnos
              Rwanda: you know who covered up for whom in Rwanda. It was not in the interest of the US to push the matter further even after the chief culprit became President.
              *
              The Kurds in Iraq: Saddam was harsh on them but with the US turned a blind eye because Saddam fought its war against Islamic Iran.
              Interest in Kurds returned with the need to topple Saddam. Now the authority in Iraqi Kurd region is a client of the US.
              The US used the Kurds in Syria to get a foothold there. When it meant open conflict with Turkey, the US dropped the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Rojava like a hot potato.
              The worst oppression of Kurds is in Turkey, but even amid friction with Turkey, the US is most hostile to Kurdish nationalists.
              *
              Human Rights is the strongest political weapon in the hands of the biggest human rights violator since WW2.
              But the HR paint is washing off.

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                SJ,

                I know about the way the U.S. has used the Kurds for its own ends.
                But there is no easy Western culprit in the Rwandan genocide, except for dithering among decision makers.

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                  Agnos
                  The dithering was one thing which, which was well after warning about what was going wrong. That was being callous,
                  How do you explain the reluctance to punish the culprit Paul Kagame who is still head of state and very warm to the US?

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      Only b) and e) are genocide.

      In 2008 there were 81 million Tamils. In 2010 there were 82 million Tamils. No genocide.

      Rwanda is an interesting case. Rwanda really started developing after the genocide of minority Tutsis by Hutus. Under a pro-China Tutsi president!

      Same with Turkey. A backward nation that become a developed nation after the genocide of the Armenian minority.

      Very strange!

      Even stranger is Germany. Today there are very very few Jews in Germany! Largest economy in Europe.

      How strange genocide is followed by prosperity!!

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      Genocide by FP/TULF (not Tamils) – forcing the Sinhalese people to accept the immigrant workers brought by the Colonial masters and their Ceylon Tamil partners estates to work as slaves in their own land/home/territory. Repute the kind offer of the last 10 years of arrival only to be deported and try to humiliate the Sinhalese as evil for trying to address their own community needs. Force the Sinhalese youth to take up arms in the form of JVP by further undermining their development post colonial times, then force the Sinhalese to learn in English or should they wish to change to Sinhala then demand Tamil parity..once more forcing the Sinhalese to be deprived of their future…and the Nation to embrace Sinhala language.

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        On what democratic basis these individual were employed to inherit the Tamil mantle and bring southern problems to the North where we had our own problems of cast that yet to be addressed a worst form of human abuse the world has never known to date …all these are too Genocide…depriving the Indian workers olive amongst their own people and enjoy life as born free not slaving away in the estates itself is a genocide too.

        Should India not accept then no open invitation to all the Indians to come and settle in Jaffna also a form of genocide.

        Then force the Sinhalese to loose a very fertile land/hill country to tea planation and cheap labour hence disenfranchising a developing country and her citizens also a form of genocide too.

        Then to provoke the masses and respond in kind and have the innocent Tamils killed also a form of genocide.

        None of this have to come from any Governments only require a bunch of thugs to do so in a developing country…we are not alone..many have done it too.

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          Then to not respect the Tamil voters and force steer the FP/TULF new causes from 1970 onwards at gun point when we had Tamil use in Tamil Majority area that was granted at the expense of the life of our Hon SWRD PM even without any referendum in 1958 and further undermine SL development is a crime against humanity.

          Not to respect the standaridisation is a crime against humanity.

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            Not to perform the MP’s function and create Economy/diversify opportunity is a crime against humanity too.

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              Then to bring the UN and other foreign countries into SL internal affairs is even a bigger crime against humanity.

              The GOSL to crime is to allow this entity into the parliament without “impeaching” the TNA to date is also crime against humanity.

              Not to demand MP’s surgery report/written statement of the understanding of the job scope/action list/progress report/mile stones/surgery report to date is a crime against humanity.

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                China for Chinese and India for Indians and they have few thousand miles of borders to settle their own disputes.

                Sri Lanka for is our Nation and why we discuss Indian history when we do not even know what happed since 1970 in Jaffna?? we need this investigation before all the material witnesses die?? TNA leader will have very many information just like Mavi and not many others will know many things as to what did FP do in Jaffna stage after stage?? we have an urgency??????

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      ekdv
      …..e iii) Near extermination of Maoris in NZ should noy be in this list. The Maoris are thriving with representation in the legislature and the Maori language given equal status. True they were treated badly and some of their lands expropriated by the British but no where near extermination. And more so as after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, much reparations ensued.They have invested these monies in a common Whenua Māori Fund which controls some of the best properties in NZ.

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        MV
        You have a point about Near extermination of Maoris.
        The Maoris fought and fought well, and the Empire had to give in. But The Maoris were cheated because the texts of the treaty were not the same in Maori and in English. (See https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/the-treaty-in-brief)
        *
        “The Maoris are thriving with representation in the legislature and the Maori language given equal status. “
        I dispute that. It is still a white dominated society.

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    CV may want to take care of his own child, the NPC’s resolution of 2015 (The utmost important one in UNHRC sitting of March 2021.). He should evaluate when he hear proposal from every Tom. Dick & Harry that “why these people are saying this, will that be use it to Tamil, will the IC put time on that at this time or is it going see it plain annoyance to them, whether the needed legal & political space to interfere in can be created to IC to act on the way these politicians are asking, whether that request is absolutely needed if (Consider to use Vaddukoddai Convention too), while we have an urgent action needed by IC that is referring the War Crime (Genocide Crime ) to UN SC, do we want to shadow that with is referendum………… If the Genocide crime is proved in UN SC, IC will automatically undertake securing the self-determination right for Tamils.
    The Order is Reparation, IC inquiry, Referendum & Solution then TRC. Earlier I wrote here in CT, while IC inquiry is pending, starting a new call for Referendum is putting the cart before the horse. An explanation was fed back to me that they are not demanding for referendum now, but referendum is needed to decide what the solution Tamils are asking. But MPR is saying referendum first.

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    Wigne,

    “The Sinhalese need not suffer under any inferiority complex”

    Joke of the Century. On the contrary every sinhalaya (Irrespective of his/her social standing) feels superior to any Tamil. Among the south Asians you demalu know very well that you are at the bottom of the rung. Probably a rung above the africans, PNG etc.

    You also say that the sinhala language came into being in the 6th or the 7th century. In the 6th cntury AD did it drop my the sky? You are an absolute joke.I think you should give all these facts and figures to the international community and prove this country belongs to you demalu .

    Accept man your homeland is Toilet Nadu. You were brough here by the protugees and the dutch from Tamil nadu and now you are trying to talk about your concocted history.

    Good luck.

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      RP
      Do you not know that most of Africa is several rungs above all inhabitants of this little island.
      PNG will surge when the Aussies take off their hands.

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      RAVI PERERA
      Sinhala Speaking Demela

      “Joke of the Century.”

      How did you select it?

      “Accept man your homeland is Toilet Nadu.”

      Sri Lanka in 4 billion rupee toilet drive
      Tuesday March 5, 2019 14:50

      ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka will invest 4 billion rupees to ensure over one million residents will have a toilet in their home before the end of 2019, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.
      ……
      …..
      He said over 100,000 people in the Hambantota District, home of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, do not have a toilet in their home, even though the district has better expressways and mansions than Los Angeles, California.

      https://economynext.com/

      Did you mean Toilet Nadu is in Hambantota District?

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    Burn down the library all because……
    Then again a food factory was burnt down all because it was belong to Muslim ,traumatised and spoil the Dr,
    These.fools believe anything,how they floged to Kegalle to get Kalli panner

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    If anyone is not clear about the meaning of GENOCIDE please read what was done by the British rulers in Sri Lanka during the period 1817 – 1818.

    en.wikidipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rebellion_of_1817-18

    This never happened in Sri Lanka after indipendance under a Sri Lankan government.

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      Whimpy Kid

      “If anyone is not clear about the meaning of GENOCIDE please read what was done by the British rulers in Sri Lanka during the period 1817 – 1818.”

      Kid does it mean whatever the Sinhala/Buddhists and others committed in this island since 1958 through to 2009 and beyond can be erased from the history books, and justified on the basis that your colonial masters had done it therefore whatever happened since 1948 should not be recorded, investigated, punished, …. .?

      Kid
      Why do you think you are smarter than rest of the people put together?

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        NV,
        What I mean is what ever happened after 1948 cannot be defined as GENOCIDE.
        However I have no objection to any one pesuing justice for government sponsored humanrights violations.

        I don’t think I am smarter than any one else but I am smart enough to undestand the difference between Genocide and humanrights violations which includs the failiure of prevailing govenments to protect the lives and livelyhoods of law abiding citizens mainly minorities.

        The failiure of the UNP government to protect innocent Tamils living in Sinhala / Budhist majority areas during 1983 black July riots was the catalist for a chain reaction that culminated in the pathatic situation Sri Lanka is now in.

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    The TNA were the LTTE’s representatives in parliament. These traitorous terrorist bastards are still allowed to walk freely around even when they take their own country to the ICC. Nothing will come of this ‘genocide’ nonsense. The Island reported that the government has asked that Adele Balasingham plus 27 named LTTE cadres living in the UK be included in the list of alleged committers of genocide. The British have quietly side-stepped the issue but they cannot avoid it. They are giving refuge to terrorists.

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      Are we not ruled by representatives of BBS, Sinhala Ravaya, Sinha-le and the lot?

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      Svenson,
      Is it so? Traitorous Terrorist bastards are still walking? in Parliament? in Sri Lanka?
      What the hell our blood thirsty Lion born Buddhist (sorry true Buddhists) animals are doing in Parliament?

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        A
        This is uncalled for insult on a people.
        I do not agree with Svenson, and I think that he is unfair, but the rude reference is only to a group of individuals.
        *
        Cannot we be a little more civilized?

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          Tamil member of parliaments are elected by people, not bastards. What Svenson wants a bloodbath again?

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            A
            S did not say that Tamil MPs were elected by bastards.
            Even if he did, nothing can justify insulting a whole nationality.
            You protested to me not long ago to declare that you have nothing against the Sinhalese.
            Can one believe you?

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            Dear A

            Agree. We always respect the voters choice.

            What you call those who kill their opponents before the elections then??

            Then one need to find answers why would someone vote for such thugs?? fear/intimidation/have to live in the misery with the same bullies

            Then you ask why people choose to love amongst the Sinhalese before the war/during the war/after the war…they may all have different reasons..however will have common thread..denominator run-through this….such as I am still better off does not matter what the risks are….next the FP/TULF folly got elected and deliver nothing but death and misery since Independence…have a look around in Jaffna? they openly killed anyone whom they elected as an alternative who can deliver to have comfortable and progressive life??? then why would anyone leave such a conducive ambiance to live??? UN should ask themselfs some interesting equations in the UNCHR meetings having vacated the space before the final onslaught demanded by their senior partners too.

            Feel free to look outside the box…you may find some interesting answers reflecting the intelligence of the Tamil people trying to survive the Mafia.

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              Sorry I missed out another

              What you call the losers spent time on getting the elected killed and change their party causes to dupe the people again by any means possible?? what you call the actual body count based on the above actions now we have been through since 1970?

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      They are only taking this to ICC because the current scope of investigations only include GOSL and LTTE.

      Can anyone picture/imagine the ICC hearing that would proceed…..

      (1) FP/TULF created the LTTE/PLOTE/TELO/EPRLF/EPDP…and many more.

      (2) Children’s were taken away from the tuition centres and schools without the knowledge of their parents to Indi under the watch of FP/TULF.

      (3) Elected MP’s suppose to take care of the children and not use them as their killing machines….first used against all their opponents I Jaffna before the guns were turned on the Sinhalese/Muslims and infighting amongst the groups horrors yet to be discussed/and what the parents have to witness (all this was well before anything to do with all out war) yet tone discussed with every parents in India first under the UN watch.

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        (4) All the stage speeches of hate / Suthenthiran articles yet to be translated to English and Sinhala and audited first.

        (5) How the Tamil public/civil servants/police/elected politicians were systematically taken out/killed in Jaffna……and the suthenthiran news paper articles/FP& TULF comments and participations all yet to be mapped.

        (6) who attended the who’s funerals/who went onto say what is acceptable and what is not yet to be documented as the events unfolded.

        (7) Every thuggery of intimidation/attempted murders of opponents/threatening letters/stones/fire/abuse/interrupted meetings by a bunch of oath taken lawyers allow to run riot in our Nation is yet to be documented.

        (8) The training camps/trainers/gun and ammunition running yet to be documented.

        (9) blatant child abuse yet to be documented and the funders from all around the world (TN, Singapore, Malaysia, Western countries…)have they all been documented?

        Who is preparing this and are we ready for the ICC ???????

        Yep the Sikh’s who killed Hon Indra also live overseas yet to be handed over to the Indian authorities yet.

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    Can CT publish the river of blood speech by the TULF in Colombo in 1977??

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    Can CT publish the stage speech and all the list of participants and the subsequent Suthenthiran paper article where the FP/TULF called for all the MP’s joined the government should not have natural death???? and hand over this document and the details of the exact events thereafter to the ICC where many were systematically gunned down?? the fear the was put into the minds of the public that further submitted to the thugs there on….

    In fact the LTTE has nothing to answer but the TNA does (may be we can spare the victims in the PLOTE/TELO as they would have been the victims too then to the FP/TULF/TN Mafias)

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    On behalf of the people of Sri Lanka and all her beautiful citizens/children and the Armed forces/LTTE/PLOTE/TELO/EPRLF/JVP we need to take the FP/TULF/Tamil Nadu politicians and their Global partners to The Hague and matters brought to a close accordingly.

    All else is just a “devils advocacy”/farce and has no substance/justice attached to every Mother and Father of SL.

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      As much as the Sri Lankans all the Indians also need to learn what took place in their soil and why so many Indian soldiers (they all have Mothers and Fathers too) died too……the all need to come and look for the FP/TULF/Tamil Nadu political mafias and sort matters accordingly in their homes where they live just as we all did when the kids were looking for their victims when these thugs sent the children to kill their opponents.

      GOSL should kick these TNA traitors/treachery/treason mafia out of the parliament immediately and put them under house arrest on behalf all her citizens until ICC finish with the investigations. .

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        Alternatively find the thugs/killers who killed the innocent Tamils in every riot and explain who was really responsible for all the evils they were angry about too and ask them to keep the FP/TULF in their custody until the ICC completes the investigations. …it is not going to be another UN whitewash for sure.

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    Dear Hon Judge CVW MP,

    What a great timing you happened to be in Jaffna for us and kindly use your law and order masterly to deliver justice for us all please. Explain to the world/ICC also what you were doing when every said event I mentioned above took place in Jaffna since 1970 by the FP/TULF/TC/Tamil Nadu in our land.

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    I see generations have passed and no one seem to have who created who anymore…and we need to hunt down the “Thampu and thimpu” lot around the world for the ICC trials too. These were the unelected crooks who were doing all the human misery horse trading for their own agendas in our Nation with many around the world.

    What is the point in looking for LTTE when what matters is the Master Minds FP/TULF thugs..you will spot them very easily as they will all have a Law Degree…and the head of the snake is all what we need for the justice. All elese are just unsuspecting victims did their best to get by in a path that was chosen for them in India by the FP/TULF…..some were more principled than the others….quite something too…and wish we used this “focus” dedication these kids had for some great things for our Nations future…wish they stood by my Father we would have changed the world by now.

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      R2001
      How come that you are not in the least interested in the “If you want war you have war” speech off JRJ and the likes.
      Your father was a decent man. He said what he believed.
      He would never have indulged in your kind of witch hunting and selective criticism– which is disgraceful.
      The old man will be turning in his grave or wherever he rests now.

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        This was a response to the river of blood speech and the separatism mandate…this is when the innocent people were killed by the thugs then??

        Is it what you referring to etc?

        I have a take of my own/politics of my own in the(my) world too as is mine too and I yet to kill a fellow man to make my point to date is a good start?

        For whatever reason if you believe I accept injustice to others by any other party then we are misunderstood my argument altogether…

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          We need to look as a next scope a detailed analysis if what happened between 1977-1981 by this folly.

          I do not think the world will be ready to learn what did this folly do to a Nation of People including the Estate Indians. In The Hague we need to bring UK into the discussion ask UK to come and explain their take on the matter based on their planning/post Independence now we know the outcome ever since. There will be no Nation Question discussion as this was a cover for all else that took place in our land including a continious savagery on the Sinhalese by all means a continuation of whatever that existed earlier for which they were all slaughtered by the colonial forces/leaders jailed??

          A separate International crime against need to be opened up for a holistic approach to the word justice/crime against humanity by the UN so she can define herself as an entity for for the planet need today based on some real historical facts?

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            Now the world is a different place after the Black Lives Matter movement started where we question a lot more things than we did before??

            Pandemic pause should have a real impact as to how we go about uniting this world for a sustainable living……….does not include boarders/fences/land mines/security patrols/UN peace mission (look at Palestine) but a different planet where we all shape a future together.

            So a through investigation from 1970 onwards as to what gave the FP/TULF for armed struggle and we follow the journey thereafter…Would UN will then tell all other also should do the same for solving their problems too?????

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              My Nation building agenda just as many who died also had does not focus on all the flaws, look for racists and bigots in each community……..is beyond that…is where all the Diaspora live too…systems with millions of problems just as we did in 70’s SL too needed solutions….not the FP/TULF killing fields??

              That is why we all worked hard to share a future for ourselfs just as India/China/Malaysia/Singapore did………they do not have nor do they allowed to have an entity to called FP/TULF/Tamilo Nadu thuggery on human dignity. If they do they know how to handle them too on the spot justice under various National Security Acts.

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                Basically SJV and his cronies would have never made it alive after their standard meetings of hate speeches?

                Hence the question why then the mobs who attacked the innocent Tamils then did not know where to find the real crooks??????

                Is their a bigger agenda of running down my people using the same is in place to date?? that is all I see whenever I see TNA in the parliament….without being put on trial for all their crimes in Jaffna/Nation…..1970 onwards as a minimum.

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    There are real on-going genocides at the moment, for example, in Yemen. The IC should not waste its time on the false narrative promoted by Wigneswaran. LTTE lost legitimacy due to its use of suicide bombs, child soldiers, drug trafficking, and political assassinations. Also, note that no country will allow for 1/3 of its land to be separated. Any government will use maximum force to preserve territorial integrity. Refer to the American civil war, Basques in Spain, IRA in Ireland, and separatist movement in Xinjiang Province of China. The outcome is always the same. Some Tamil politicians thought they could defy history because of weak presidents (especially CBK) but Mahinda proved them otherwise.

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      Lester

      You are back.
      Good to hear from you.
      You haven’t changed a bit, brilliant.
      You better please remain a bigoted racist.
      Otherwise many of will get confused.
      Thanks a lot.

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      Whimpy Kid

      “If anyone is not clear about the meaning of GENOCIDE please read what was done by the British rulers in Sri Lanka during the period 1817 – 1818.”

      Kid does it mean whatever the Sinhala/Buddhists and others committed in this island since 1958 through to 2009 and beyond can be erased from the history books, and justified on the basis that your colonial masters had done it therefore whatever happened since 1948 should not be recorded, investigated, punished, …. .?

      Kid
      Why do you think you are smarter than rest of the people put together?

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      Whilst we at it we should be asking the UN to get the US and Israel to be the signatories to the International Criminal Court. Currently they are not…India should lead the world on this scope.

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      Lester,
      “Also, note that no country will allow for 1/3 of its land to be separated.”
      Perhaps you have never heard of Czechoslovakia? Or ongoing rumblings in Scotland? There are civilized ways to settle these matters, like ensuring that all citizens are treated the same way, in practice not just in PR handouts.

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        old codger

        Former Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, …..

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        Old Codger,

        Once you resort to suicide bombing, the entire cause is lost. After Sept.11th, 2001, the world took a zero-tolerance approach to terrorism. The dynamic changed completely. Since that time, IRA joined the political process, so has FARC in Colombia. This is the path LTTE should have taken. Prabhakaran was never interested in a political process, he was a megalomaniac in the true sense of the word. Those who whine about war crimes in 2009, they cannot deny LTTE had the chance to surrender with minimal casualties. VP chose to go down like Hitler, using children and hiding behind women till he became the last victim. MR made the right choices, put an end to the madness once and for all. Otherwise Sri Lanka will resemble North and South Korea.

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          Lester,
          Do you believe that the problems that caused the war have all been removed? Or is the regime creating more problems?

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      Lester,
      You are one of the Buddhist who are against to Lord but for those Rajapakse’s who killed Lord Buddha. It is not about LTTE it is about Tamil people. Yes Tamil speaking people also will not allow to their homeland and it is belonged to them. I don’t know what you mean by weak President. Don’t you know that JRJ was the powerful President finally surrendered to India. Gotabaya is now surrendered to China. Powerful does not mean how many Tamils killed by them. Rajapakse’s killed more Sinhalese as well. Your President was the military commander when 60000 Sinhalese were dumped and over 30000 Sinhalese soldiers were killed when he was the defence secretary. ICC should not only punish them for not only the massacre of Tamils but also for the massacre of Sinhalese as well.

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        Dear Ajith,

        I don’t place much emphasis on organized religion, as practical solutions are limited. Refer to what I said. In politics, people prefer the strong leader. Under CBK, LTTE was able to capture Mullaithivu, Elephant Pass, and Kilinochi, as well as large areas in the East. At one point, LTTE was on the verge of capturing Jaffna. Had Ranil been the President, he would have created a “de-facto” Eelam by giving these areas to the LTTE under the guise of so-called federalism. These are the logical conditions that led to Mahinda being elected. VP greatly underestimated MR. MR was willing to do anything to win the war. Specifically, a complete reorganization of the military, disregard for so-called international law, and refusal to negotiate. Based on this “total solution”, the war was over the day MR became elected. What is the political future for Tamils? A first step would be to drop all claims to a homeland and international investigations. Good politics is not focused on equity, but expediency.

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          Lester,
          Do you know who made a split between Pirabaharan and Karuna which is one of the major factor in defeating LTTE. It is Ranil. Do you know who stopped the LTTE capturing Jaffna? It is Ranil brought LTTE to the negotiating table which reduced the LTTE strength. Did Ranil give Federal solution to LTTE during the period of 5 year talk?Do you know the role played by India in defeating LTTE? Do you know the role played by US to destroy LTTE Ships with arms? It is USA. Do you know who took Sri Lanka to the UN? It is Mahinda.

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            Karuna defected because Prabhakaran was using Eastern Tamils for the major battles. VP did not appreciate the sacrifice from that end. Regardless, Ranil is the biggest joker. Mahinda finished the war within 5 years. It shows the absolute incompetency of CBK. JR was also ready to crush the terrorist buggers until India interfered. End of the day, LTTE showed they have no substance. Mahinda did not lose a single battle. It was not even a challenge, once the SLA had been re-organized and re-equipped. If Mahinda was President in 1983, LTTE would have been decimated by 1984. Tamils were all fooled into “freedom struggle” because that idiot CBK did not know what she was doing.

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              L
              They say ‘Ignorance is bliss”.
              You are rather blissful

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                SJ,

                I don’t see Eelam on a map, at least not on a real one. Perhaps you should consider a new hobby, as the last one got stuck at Nandikadal.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        There are only two peoples in the country. One is the peoples who love
        this country. The other comprises the small groups that have no love
        for the land of their birth.
        Mahinda Rajapaksa
        MAY 19, 2009

        Did he mean you?

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    We do not need no education by any foreigners outside of SL tq

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    Contested Histories, Multi-Religious Space and Conflict: A Case Study of Kantarodai in Northern Sri Lanka

    https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/10/9/537/htm

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      In our travels in search of the ancient Buddha statues of Tamil Nadu, we came across many Buddha and Bodhisattva statues from the 1st – 16th Century CE timeframe. As of today, though Tamilians are not so much aware of the history of Buddhism in the Tamil land, and though many of them consider Buddhism to be a foreign system belonging to Sri Lanka, the fact is the other way around. From almost every district of Tamil Nadu, ancient Buddha statues have been discovered. Tamil Nadu had wide-spread presence of all forms of Buddhism including Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Many great Buddhist scholars and Yogis were also from there including Bodhidharma, Dignaga, Buddhaghosha, Dhammapala, Dharmakirthi, Chandrakirthi and Dharmapala. According to Tibetan master Taranatha, Guru Padmasambhava stayed in Tamil Nadu for many years and taught Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism there. There are also historical accounts of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka being revived in the 13th Century by inviting monks from Tamil Nadu.

      https://www.wayofbodhi.org/buddhism-in-tamil-nadu/

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    Today Is The Sixth Anniversary Of Genocide Resolution

    *** The CRIMINAL Gotha has denied there was no Genocide but has been busy issuing Death Certificates to those missing in their thousands so it is obvious he knows something that others dont know. Left to the CRIMINALS justice for the victims families will be from here to eternity. UNHRC must take the lead and deliver justice. Let us hope with US joining UN and under Kamala Harris we will see light at the end of the Tunnel this time but itis only a start.

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    GOSL should set up a special task force as to what happened to Nations Jaffna Mayor and the Government MP’s/Police/Civil servants/Civilians and file a criminal case against Tamil Nadu and FP/TULF and asset strip them and compensate all the victims and should ask the UN to investigations immediately on the 72nd Anniversary of the FP formation a KKK equivalent facist party and a Mafia used the children to do the dirty work for them.

    Even the Sicilian Mafia never did that to their children.

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      This will clear the “Tamil” name that has been tarnished by the FP/TULF thuggery on our Nation.

      This will also pave way to upcoming revised constitution banning all the religious and language named parties in our Nation.

      Every registered party who want to contest in our Nation to serve our people should have National policies and should field candidates throughout the land. every candidate should be vetted by the Secret Service services of Sri Lanka for their track records/connections before allowed to contest/selected by the parties as a candidate…a bare minimum requirement.

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    // Otherwise I would certainly have supported young Gajendrakumar, whose father was my contemporary at Royal. //
    Great reason to support the young lad! Royal College educated Tamil Nationalists, the only trajectory they can send the Tamil people along is another march towards Mullivaikkaal.

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