9 April, 2020

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Unfinished Journey Of Sri Lanka’s Pursuit For Ethnic Equilibrium

By Vishwamithra1984

What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?” ~E. M. Forster

On to your right is the vast expanse of the deep blue sea. From the South-East tip of this island country, Arugam Bay, all the way up to Point-Pedro, the northern most point of real estate in Sri Lanka, the continuous break of wave after wave on the high waters of the Indian ocean reminds one of the relentless sagas of life represented by a ferocious ocean whose mysteries and splendor never cease to frighten the timid and charm the eternal voyager. When speeding on the highway from Kumana, the birds’ sanctuary bordering on the Yala-east wildlife reservation, to the virgin beaches on the eastern coast, one is encompassed by the sheer delight of depthless seas and the caressing breeze. It is enlivening the spirit and rejuvenating the physique.

MDG : Sri Lanka Tamil women look on in the northeastern town of MullaittivuOn your left, spanning the landside from Sammanthurai almost all the way up to Akkraipattu is one single field of paddy, like an enormous green carpet laid on earth, lush and opulent, stretching as far as the eye could see. This, the Southeastern land, they say, is the rice bowl of Sri Lanka. What is visible to the naked eye is the proud product of months’ and years’ labor, from ground preparation to selection of the seed, nursing the young crop, protecting it from wild animals, releasing the precious water from the field channels and organizing the harvesting festivals, recreating the cultural grandeur of a farmer community of years gone by. This stretch of paddy is miles long and contributes to the vast granaries in the country year after year.

When the traveller reaches further north, he is greeted by the palm trees planted in the middle of the road, resembling a relatively richer community and on either side of the path are beautifully maintained shops whose facades reflect cleanliness and posh upkeep. While the inventories inside these shops might include from dates imported from the Middle-East to strollers from Singapore and Thailand. Prices are kept at reasonable levels which are affordable to a middleclass community whose path in this part of the land is undoubtedly showing an upward climb. Labor sold in the Middle-East is turned into goods and services provided to a thriving and grateful community. This is Kaththankudi, an oasis in the eastern deserts of Sri Lanka.

From the rocky shores of Arugam Bay to the ancient Swami Rock in Trincomalee, not just one single story, but many tales of woe and success are written and told by the usual inhabitants in the Eastern coast villages. From abject poverty to the riches of modern day amenities, a cohesive group of men and women mostly sharing one faith- Islam- is reaping the yields of exported labor and inter-community exchange of commerce. Muslims, like their Sinhalese brethren, too have been captivated by the whirlwinds of corrupt politics; they have been deceived by their politicians while the poorest of the poor, whether Sinhalese, Tamil or Ceylon Moor, still look to government for free goodies and friendly intervention.

The machinery of government is keeping a stranglehold on their spirit of enterprise and thwarting the free life of a free-market-oriented entrepreneur. Nationalization that started in the mid-fifties and continued with each Sri Lanka Freedom Party-led regime killed the free enterprising spirit of a free people. The ‘common man’ who gained a sense of ‘identity’, thanks mainly to the ’56 transformation, began thinking that nationalization was a gift from the heavens. In a cruel irony, nationalization made private sector-owned profit-making ventures into state-owned loss-generating enterprises. Profit became a by-word for a social and economic sin.

Instead of introducing regulatory measures in order to discipline the private sector entrepreneurs, nationalization introduced a gigantic folly wrapped in a socialist cellophane paper. All efforts to strike equilibrium between obscene profits and social justice became anti-society and unpatriotic. Sloganeering and May Day wrath substituted for long-term economic planning.

Under another regime, a green revolution produced paddy mudalalis instead of rural and enterprising paddy cultivating, forward-looking farmers. Phoney politicians paraded the countryside, kissing babies and laying foundation stones for hospitals and schools that would never be erected. Self-deception on the part of the poor masses had reached monumental heights; legitimate dreaming had turned into uncontrolled fantasizing and easily explainable phenomena have evaporated into blind beliefs and fierce faiths yet unbeknownst to man. Gods and mystic creatures have erupted creating havoc in human minds whose infinite capacities are searching for finite solutions.

When the traveler reaches further north, in Batticaloa, a placid and sprawling town awaits with unspeakable tales of sorrow and parting- the tale of the ‘war-widows’. Running into tens of thousands, these ‘war-widows’ are paying the cruel wages of war. Their breadwinning better-halves found another profession during the preceding thirty years. They joined the Elam war, but unfortunately carried guns and bombs for the losing side. Their lives, as those of all ordinary men of all communities, were devalued; their plight, though frighteningly pitiful, lay buried in the battlegrounds of the Elam war. Today, even a mention of them or a simple ceremony to pay respects to their memory is considered an unpatriotic act. Sinhalese Buddhists, whilst holding King Dutu Gemunu’s memory aloft and sacred, remember him as the King who unified the Dharmadeepa by defeating the mighty army of the Dravidian King Elara, very conveniently forget that King Dutu Gemunu paid his highest respects to the vanquished King of the Tamils by ordering his subjects to remove headwear and footwear when passing the Elara tomb.

Patriotism has assumed new definitions. Instead of holding sacred the values of a people who occupy a particular landmass within given geographic boundaries, that very landmass has become more sacred than the values. Man’s stupidity and arrogance has overridden the substantive spiritual core of humanity. Man’s inhumanity to man was in display in the most inglorious manner in that cruel Elam war, not only on the part of the Tamil militants and ‘terrorists’, but also on the side of the Sinhalese political leaders, especially in the post-war theatre.

But one can be content that at least at the 2015 Presidential Elections, reasonable men and women chose the reasonable argument against the anti-Tamil rhetoric and forbidding chauvinism. The widows weep and their children are in despair and anguish; their stories are untold and memories recede into the shadows of twilight, the land remains, unclaimed by the original owners and disused by the victorious soldiers.

From the Southeast corner of the Island to the Northernmost tip of the country has retained its stunning beaches and rich landmass that produces rice and other grains, yet the people’s greed and avarice has overshadowed and buried that beauty and purity. A languishing mind and starving stomachs are fed by punishing rhetoric. Deception is mistaken for sincerity because of sugary nationalistic wrapping. Every Tamil leader as well as most Sinhalese politicians seek refuge in this myth of their own respective ethnic superiority. Both sides are fed by legendary historical heroes’ gallantry on battlefields; conquest of landmass and slaying of the ‘enemy’ have shaded the mythical fantasies as expressed so lucidly in the Great Chronicle – Mahawamsa.

Distrust between the Sinhalese and Tamils is almost total. Bigots on both sides have driven the issues beyond any redeemable boundaries. The liberal moderates are either made speechless by the powerful rhetoric of nationalism/chauvinism or willfully choosing to ignore the scenario hoping that the dark clouds of racial innuendos would pass away to an ash-heap in history. Candid and polite conversation between the leaders of the two communities has ceased. If there were any conversation or dialogue, flawed logic has dominated. Ordinary folks have suffered; children of both communities are growing up in completely isolated shells.

The Tamil Diaspora, on the other hand is exclusively, barring a few of far-thinking, rich Tamils domiciled in the West, is preoccupied with the ethnic issue in terms of extracting a modicum of vengeance from majority Sinhalese. Their campaign to disgrace the Sri Lankan government in international platforms is a direct dramatization of that emotion and psyche. The leaders of both camps are, as the saying goes, missing the wood for the trees.

Rudyard Kipling, in his own ‘British’ arrogance said that “Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old”. Kipling may have uttered a truth that none of us are ready to acknowledge and accept. Asia is old and our thinking is old. Steeped in that ‘old’ history, we have failed to look to the future in a constructive and modern way. As much as India is erupting every now and then in gang rapes and ‘mercy-killings’, Sri Lanka as a direct inheritor of the same genetics, is no different. Our slogans are new and the thought process is old and grounded in the ‘old’. Sri Lanka’s unfinished journey towards equilibrium of the two contending parties is promising to be extremely exhausting and punishing.

The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com

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  • 6
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    Well said.
    I live in hope, that we will reach the equilibrium one day.
    A new order, for the new.
    Onward and Upward Mother Lanka.
    Every child born to you, is a child of your own.

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      “Patriotism has assumed new definitions. Instead of holding sacred the values of a people who occupy a particular landmass within given geographic boundaries, that very landmass has become more sacred than the values”.

      This is the same sort of ‘preaching’ the Portuguese, Dutch and British Jews who stole our land kept delivering to us over the last 500 years. Where are those values in the preachers’ lands of the UK, America, Canada or Australia? Do they allow foreigners to arrive and roam freely in those ‘lands’? But they sell us ‘values’ in excahnge for our lands! Fruck you hymie.

      Viswamitra has vested interests in spreading this kind of bullshit, we understand, because hei is occupying stolen land.

      Viswamitra sounds stale. Bring back Titsaranee Gunasekara. We recognise the writing.

      Remember hymie, WE SHALL NOT BE FOOLED.

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    Hey Bro,

    What about that Marble Beach, behind the big ass SAF camp where our ageing MIG’s which demolished Barber’s bunker are parked?

    It is only 60 bucks for a Tuk Tuk to get to Eagles Ridge for a game at 20 Bucks a pop.

    The latter of course is in USD .

    When are these Diaspora Investors going to build some Condos there.

    I am dying to get one.

    I was sooo happy when Vellala Sambandan sent that SOS the other day to London, for the Ex Tigers to send their Dosh to invest.

    I even checked the Real Estate in Trico.. But couldn’t find anything hip..

    But then after reading about the meeting in London of course, where one Dr Jayamapathi met the Non Resident ex LTTE Association to explain Batalanada’s CC and his new devolution.

    Welcome speech by Rajasinghama said they want nothing but full Eelaam which I guess is the same as what Wiggy has submitted.

    Any way there was no sign that these NRELA members are in a hurry to heed Vellala boss’s SOS.

    May be they don’t play Golf,

    Neither their missus don’t like Bikinis unlike the fellow British….

    • 5
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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      Seriously you must stop drinking your freebies at least three hours before you start knocking on your keypad.

      Some useful addresses:

      Revention,Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre
      172, Shanthi Mawatha
      Talangama

      Revention,Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre
      Mampitiya Estate
      Handessa, Peradeniya

      Revention,Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre
      Unawatuna
      Galle

      Revention,Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre
      Urapola,
      Nittambuwa

      Revention,Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre
      440 / 2, Makumbura
      Pannipitiya

      Sri Lanka Maha Bodhi Counseling Center
      Sri Lanka Maha Bodhi Society
      No. 130, Maligakanda Rd, Maradana

      “Siyapatha” Counseling Center
      Old Ceylon Buddhist Congress Complex
      Bauddhaloka Mawatha
      Colombo 07

      BTW, you sound like Walter Mitty.

      • 1
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        Dear Native,

        Thanks for this valuable list.

        Your Yahapalana Suckers will appreciate it, very much,

        BTWV, Do you have a list of those Auyrvedic Treatment Centre with a Happy Ending, in Colombo and Trinco..

        Just a few places would do, instead of making a comprehensive list like the one you published for the benefit of your mates.

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          KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

          “Just a few places would do, instead of making a comprehensive list like the one you published for the benefit of your mates.”

          Are you that desperate?

          All you have to do is just stop a policeman and ask him the direction. He will not let you down as later in the evening he will have his commissioned paid by the practitioner.

  • 8
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    Vishvamithra totally ignores the military dominated way of life of citizens in the east and north, which if removed totally will bring some normality to the region.
    In the north, the army has taken over even primary education and the governor had graced the occasion with his upper torso and face covered by garlands.
    The PTA holds sway over the masses and recently those earlier employed
    by the army have been arrested, after ‘discovery’ of ‘suicide kit’ wrapped in old Sinhala newspaper, planted earlier.
    Vishvamitra even distorts Elalasinghan a.k.a Ellalan to ‘Elara’.
    No one wants ‘vengence’, only justice, equality and life without daily harassment.

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      Mr Justice

      ” …which if removed totally will bring some normality to the region.”

      Can you tell me who said the following:

      “Pirapakaran oru payangaravathiyalla. Avar Thamil Inathin Viduthalikkaaha Poaradiya oru Maha Veeran”

      You can understand why even Yahapalana Government is hesitant to remove the army.

      Soma

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        somaass

        “You can understand why even Yahapalana Government is hesitant to remove the army.”

        Are you scared of suicide bombers/highly trained assassins/armed revolutionaries/….. such as

        R. Sampanthan (83), C. V. Vigneswaran (76),
        Mavai Senathirajah (73) ………….. ??????????

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          R. Sampanthan (83), C. V. Vigneswaran (76), Mavai Senathirajah (73) ………….. ??????????

          Ohhh, they are close to go belly up.

          Before that, they screw up Tamils.

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          “Are you scared of suicide bombers/highly trained assassins/armed revolutionaries/….. such as R. Sampanthan (83), C. V. Vigneswaran (76), Mavai Senathirajah (73) ………….. ??????????”

          No, their left over progeny after gulping cyanide capsules.

          These gentlemen all have been great survivors leading only the siblings to Nandikadal. They are back in business presently engaged in preliminary propaganda, doing the spade work in cooperation with diaspora. In other words fooling the innocent Tamil masses again. They are professionals in this game (They got Tamil masses even to vote for Sarath Fonseka!).

          Soma

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            somaass

            “No, their left over progeny after gulping cyanide capsules.”

            Stop worrying, leave the worrying to the Hindians. It is for the Hindians to keep an eye on them.

            “These gentlemen all have been great survivors leading only the siblings to Nandikadal.”

            Do you know the average age of those who ended up in Nandikadal?

            ” They are back in business presently engaged in preliminary propaganda,”

            What sort of propaganda are you referring to? Could I have sample copies of their materials.

            In the meantime have you heard any whispering campaign in the South? The agenda in the South is covert while not so covert.

            Why has Basil met numerous military generals in the past weeks?

            By the way, MR appealed to UN regarding his security, he wants the UN to put a word to Ranil and Sirisena.

            There are few cases of former members of LTTE were being arrested. It later transpired that all of them were working for the military unintelligence.

            Are you a supplier of goods and services to armed forces, sort of merchant of death?

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        Soma,
        Prabakaran and LTTE are dead as the dodo.

        All countries which took part in wars and which had internal conflicts, returned to normality within short periods to allow the populace to recover to normal lives.

        In Sri Lanka only, the army is being kept as an “army of occupation” for seven years after the war ended.
        This is clearly for the suppression of civil rights and oppression of the citizens, and also because the army having tasted the ‘delights’ of occupation, is unwilling to leave, and the polity are loth/timid/afraid to order them to return to barracks – where every army resides in peacetime.

        Occasional attempts to justify such as bogus detection of ‘suicide kits’ fool no one.

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      Justice,

      Please don’t tell so many lies. You forgot to mention how Tamil people lived under Prabakaran when tamil children were kidnapped on the way to school and brainwashed in to become child soldiers (10,000 plus such kids)and suicide bombers, anyone who disagreed with VP was assassinated on the spot, Tamil peoples’ land taken and given to LTTE cadres (Vellala Sampanthan did not force entry those properties. What a Tamil hypocrite. The list is endless.

      • 1
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        Good student,
        I have not justified what LTTE did, only said that it now non existent.

  • 2
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    Permit me to reproduce from my collection of valuable quotes , here in Colombo Telegraph:

    “It is my duty as a Sinhalese SriLankan citizen to stand up for fellow Tamils if their equality or aspirations are violated by the State.

    Sinhalese are only horrified by relentless, unceasing Ealamist attempts to dismember & Balkanize Sri Lanka. One cunning way or the other.

    Once that fear is weakened in the Sinhalese mindset resolution of this problem will be a formality. Millions of Sri Lankans will fight alongside Tamils.

    Fellow Tamil Sri Lankans should help Sinhalese to reach that mental state.

    I am afraid TNA is doing the exact opposite.

    I hope Tamil moderates will cease control from Ealamist extremists soon. Sinhalese need to do the same on their side.”

    Soma

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      somaass

      I have my favourite quotes too:

      It’s amazing where the paranoid mind can take you.

      -Bill Ayers

      I ignore the jealous, I ignore the malicious, I ignore the ignorant, and I ignore the paranoid. If the shoe fits anyone, wear it.

      -Rick Pitino

      And I know I’m paranoid and neurotic, I’ve made a career out of it. —

      -Thom Yorke

      I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

      -J. D. Salinger

      Only the paranoid survive.
      -Andy Grove

      Just because they really are out to get you doesn’t mean you aren’t paranoid.

      -Steven Brust

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      It is my duty as a Sinhalese SriLankan citizen to stand up for fellow Tamils if their equality or aspirations are violated by the State.

      My only wish is they go to their motherland and live there.

      At least there the ruler is a Brahmin woman.

      Here the ruler is Vellahla – Dalit.

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        jim softy dimwit

        “My only wish is they go to their motherland and live there.”

        It is my wish too.

        When they go please join them as you very well know your ancestors also came from their motherland.

  • 3
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    Beautifully Written Vishvamithra 84.

    Made me Relive the Memories of Excursions we made to the East Coast and Kumana in the 1960s, with Family and Friends.

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      Yes, it took me back to the pre-war days of some of my childhood spent on the east coast. However, what I didn’t know then as a child that I know now is the history of the Tamil blood that was spilt by the state in the North and the East in the 1950s and 1960s. Those beautiful scenery was probably just a mirage.

  • 2
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    Viswamithra !! Don’t you know ther were more than one kingdoms !! Before British unifi the country !! For there administrative purpose !! Don’t blame Tamils !! You have. To blame Don stepan !! The prime minister of srilanka !! Who settled convicts among us !! In the name of development !! The Galoya project !! Official language policy of Solaman Ridgeway Dias !! Higher education policies of Mrs Solaman Ridgeway Dias !! And cultural /religious / geographical policies of the all the Srilankan governments !! It’s leaders to blame !!

  • 0
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    Are vishvamithra and TG the same ?

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    Thank you Viswamithra.

    “Communalism and the concept of Sinhala domination in the politics of Sri Lanka was set in motion from 1921 when ”the pledge given by Sinhalese leaders James Peiris and Edmund Samarawickrema to the Tamil Leaders that a parliamentary seat would be reserved for a Tamil Representative, Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam in the western province was broken” which heralded the rift between Sinhalese and Tamils which led to the formation of Tamil Mahajana Sabai in August 21 headed by the cheated Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam who promoted the “union and solidarity of ‘Tamil Akam’ the Tamil Land.” Tamil Nationalism and Sinhala Nationalism thus began to grow menacingly and is now well rooted and firmly entrenched in the politics of Sri Lanka.

    The following discriminatory legislations, pogroms, and violent acts directed against Tamils from 1948 to 2009 form part of the agenda of Buddhistsation, Sinhalisation and Militarisation being carried out by successive Sinhalese governments since independence.

    [1] Citizenship Act 1948, Indian Pakistani Residence Act 1948 which snatched the citizenship and voting rights of Indian Tamil, thus weakening the political voice of Tamils.

    [2] The initiation of Sinhala colonization by the United National Party Government in 1949 in the Eastern province to change the demographic pattern. From then on the Sinhala colonization schemes have been continuing unhindered and have now been extended to Northern Province.

    [3] Buddhisisation is accompanying the colonization with buildings of Buddhist Viharas in Tamil areas and erection of huge Buddha statutes in Tamil areas where hardly any Buddhist worshipers exist. Building Buddhist Viharas and Buddha statutes adjacent to the ancient Hindu Easwaram Temples to belittle their sanctity and historical importance. Eg. Katargamna, Thiruketheeswaram, Munneswaram etc. A move is underway to erect a 61 feet Buddha statute in Nainativu [Northern Province] to demonstrate it as a landmark of Sri Lanka being a Buddhist country.

    Militarization: Out of a total of 200,000 strong Army, 150,000 are stationed in the north, 30,000 in the east and the rest for other seven provinces. The security forces are in control of 6740 acres of private lands in the north, only 700 acres released so far after 2015. The process of seizure of lands is still continuing and 118 sites are now located to be seized for the use of security personnel. With a government of good governance in action and a country free from terrorism, with peace said to be prevailing, one wonders as to the need for the said heavy military presence in Tamil areas. Answer is – this forms part of the ‘Sinhalization’ agenda, and keeping the Tamils under check and surveillance.

    The entrenched culture of impunity enjoyed by state and security personnel, only a handful convicted since 1958, makes ‘accountability ‘a dirty word in Sri Lanka.

    The Sinhala only act of 1956 and the Standardization Act of 1972 further relegated the Tamil language with the Tamil students being denied of admissions to universities on merit, leaving them angry, frustrated and resorting to militancy. The 1956, 1958, 1971, 1977. 1983 massacres directed against the Tamils in all parts of the Island by the Security forces with state blessing and support and support were aimed to make them feel as unwanted inferior citizens or aliens in their own country.

    The crushing of non-violent agitations with brutal force during 1960s proved the determination of Sri Lankan Governments to nip in the bud any form of resistance. The disruption of Tamil Research Conference in Jaffna in 1974 and the burning of Jaffna Public Library [One of the best Library in the East – with volumes of old scripts in leaves of Palmirah] in May 1981 were acts of cultural genocide to obliterate the Tamils of their culture, learning and proud history.

    The war between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [LTTE] and the Sri Lankan armed forces from 2006 to 2009 provided the opportunities to wipe out as many number of Tamil civilians as possible, and the war harvested about 146,679 lives of innocent Tamils fully fulfilling the requirements of the crime of genocide. In the advancement of Buddhisisation, the constitution of 1972 guaranteed Buddhism as the foremost religion, and imposed the duties to project and foster it on the state, as statutory duties. This provision has thus enabled the Buddhist Monks and state to take whatever steps in the name of Buddhism with no questions asked, enjoying the state patronage.

    The DRACONIAN Prevention of Terrorism [PTA] Act of 1979 and the sixth amendment to the constitution in 1983 were acts targeting the Tamil youths and Tamil political agitations which blanketly licence the arbitrary exercises of powers by state personnel keeping the rule of law at bay and striking at the fundamentals and basics of judicial process and review.
The bitter experiences of Tamils from 1958 to 2004 at the hands of Sinhala political leaders, who exhibit good political will at first and then succumbing to chauvinism, are many. Breaches of Pacts, Accords and Agreements like Banda-Chelva pact, Dudly-Chelva Agreement, Premadasa-LTTE and Chandrika,Ranil-LTTE Accords, besides various peace talks held in various cities in and outside Sri Lanka until 2006.

    The Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979 specifically targeting the rebelling Tamil youths and the sixth amendment which was enacted after the mayhem in 1983 were aimed at the Tamil polity to silence their voices for equal rights and justice and thus further alienated the Tamils from national and mainstream politics.

    All the above recorded political events were calculated deliberate acts committed by state and its security forces along with the supporters against the Tamils only with the objective to ensure the severance and gradual disappearance of an ancient race and nation in Sri Lanka.

    The Tamils are thus now left to ensure their existence with no other alternative but to resort to the right of self-determination granted in the UN Covenant. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 has its preamble even endorsed the right to rebellion against tyranny and repression, so that human rights should be protected by the ‘rule of law’”

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/historical-political-legal-justification-of-tamils-right-to-self-determination/

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    Unfinished Journey Of Sri Lanka’s Pursuit For Ethnic Equilibrium–

    That journey will never end and it go on and on without success. We do not need a yard stick to measure the depths of the Sinhala nationalism. But that Nationalism will end one day in disaster.

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    Vishwamithra1984 –,

    Why write accolades about the traditional beauty of our Island, when your Tamil politicians care for nothing but sky-scrapering Jaffna into another Singapore (and in liaison with Tamil Nadu)? – and they were doing this since the turn of the last century.

    Any country should have one, and only one capital city. But when your main players care none for what you are writing about, then naturally the Sinhalese will tread trepidly with grave caution against your physical and psychological imbalance towards their 80% (and more).

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    Vishwamithra,

    You have conjured up serendipitous imagery of the Sri Lanka’s Eastern belt with your fine language skills. Keep it up brother.

    However, the shroud of sadness that underlays all that is marvellous becomes even more harrowing knowing that underneath all this mesmerising façade lies the hearts of hatred. Ingrained and unshakeable hatred, all pervading, serpents of medusa in every head, waiting to pounce on an unsuspected or weak kinsmen.

    Ethnic equilibrium is a myth.

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    Is there any such thing called Ethnic Equilibrium anywhere in the planet? The Western hypocrisy is blatantly based on racism and religious bigotry.

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      Chandra

      “The Western hypocrisy is blatantly based on racism and religious bigotry”

      It doesn’t absolve you from your own hypocrisy, racism and religious bigotry.

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