29 October, 2020

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Video: Full Interview – Rudrakumaran On ‘That Tamil Issue’

This is the full interview with Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran for the documentary ‘That Tamil Issue’. Interviewers : Tejinder Singh and Rajesh Sundaram. Co-Producer : Prakash Ezumalai

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PM – TGTE – Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

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    Ladies & Gentlemen,

    I take my hat off in respect to this guy, Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran.

    Man is blunt & honest. No beating about the bush.

    He wants an independent Tamil Ealam for 15% of the population, Tamils. In multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-lingual in Sri Lanka.

    Those who believe these guys can be satisfied by giving land & police powers are mistaken.

    These are hardcore, Nazi type Tamil racists. They will settle for nothing, but racially purified Tamils only Ealam.

    Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran is desperately trying to drive a wedge between Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese population & the Indian state. Portraying Sinhalese as inherent enemies of India.

    Pathetic & laughable. At the same time, the grim reality Sri Lanka will face in the future is clear.

    No wonder, Rajapassa clan finds it so easy to play the race card when required to entrench their power base among the Sinahalese.

    Cheers!

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      Is this Colombo Telegraph or Tamil net?

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        It is CT, but being democratic it allows the Tamil Nazis to post their views. This is a freedom that no Tamil website will allow Sinhalese to enjoy.

        Don’t worry Max. Sri Lanka will come out of CHOGM intact. Eelam will remain a dream. All this foolish ganging up on Sri Lanka by hypocrites will just result in domestic anger at the West and MR winning the next General and Presidential elections.

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          “This is a freedom that no Tamil website will allow Sinhalese to enjoy.”

          Agree.

          However, it only backfires on them. By preaching to their own church relentlessly, who of course agree with them readily, they destroy the quality of their own discussion.

          We have seen horrific repercussions of that lack of debate, on the ground in Sri Lanka.

          Cheers!

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        Dung!! Who wants to eat dirt Eh???

        0:3

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          Javi,
          You lucky guy,the moment of glory is just a few hours away.I am sure that you will do magic with your fingers in washing the backsides of the Ugandan delegation at the CHOGM!May Prabakaran in hell give his blessings to you!

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            “the backsides of the Ugandan delegation”

            Maxvol(kuudu)SilBaaaa,

            No its roaming all over your face Biscuit Boofer :)

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        Max did you really think this web was balanced and fair. This was a web site for all dissident journalists who have a grudge with the SL government. The LTTE band wagon happily facilitate their literature. surprised if this post will be let through.

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        Little difference between the two. CT wishes to keep the Tamil dream at the fore front of Sri Lankan politics just like Tamil Net. Tamil Net is full of hysteria. CT tries to.maintain an image of respectability. They both do not want to face the reality, that the Tamil dream of Eealam is a pipe dream, dead and buried with scum VP and the manic number of 40,000. Colombo has many issues to deal with, the so called National Question is somewhere close to the bottom on the list.

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      Very correct…
      It will be only a dream for Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran. Pirapaharan died in his dreams for an ELAM, and same fate awaits Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran.

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        Don’t dream – you may get it – Emerson!

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    VR’s best chance is to brief David Cameron to get fully involved in the Sri Lankan issue as Britain is responsible for leaving us in this mess.
    It’s, British Blunder ! Cameron should realise that his predecessors in the Westminster were responsible for the discrimination of the minorities by the majority Sinhalese; which led to the 26 year war.
    In India, the lands and the provincial governance were returned to the indigenous people of the regions; like Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Bengal and even the creation of Pakistan. Britain was fully involved in 1948. But,
    This was not carried out in Ceylon. Britain was in a hurry, tired after the WWII and didn’t listen to the fears expressed by the Ceylonese minority communities. At least, constitutional protection to ensure 26% representation for the minorities in the Cabinet, Parliament, Police and the Armed Forces.
    Britain, unified the whole island into one country and gave the governance of the whole island to the majority 74%, without any protection but Mercy to the 26% of indigenous minority who owned 1/3 rd of land (Nth & the East) of the island, for thousands of years.
    In fact, Britain took over the Tamil States and served it on a plate to the Majority against the will of the minorities in 1948. This brought about the discrimination as the successive Governments enacted constitutional Protection to the majority Sinhalese and to Buddhism; instead of constitutional Protection to the minorities; contrary to the civilised norm in the Common Wealth.
    Soon after independence, the Sinhalese re-wrote the History of Ceylon in Text Books; as been a unitary Sinhalese, Buddhist state for 2500 years and the minorities are the remnants of invaders and Muslim traders from India whom “We Sinhalese spared over the last few decades.” The logic of the argument in the 50’s was, “Sinhalese is spoken only in Ceylon; Therefore, Ceylon should be Sinhalese”. “Well, it rhymes well, Hence It is Right.” They were so stupid and immune to common sense or reason. Sinhalese bury their heads and refuse to accept that the minority communities have lived as independent nations, long before the East com South Indian settlers called ‘The Sinhalese’ of Illanka (ancient Tamil name for the island; now called “Lanka” by the Sinhalese). The Sinhalese don’t realise that they are the decedents of Indian Ellara’s army, from the Anuradhapura era and the four generations of South Indian Naryaka dynasty of Kandy.
    Followed by the “Sinhalese Only” Law in 1956, proclaiming the Sinhalese as the Only ruling Race (Rata Jarthiya) of the island which gave them the mind set that “The minorities may survive at the mercy of the Sinhalese”. These sentiments are openly expressed by the Government, Civilian and Military Leaders of Sri Lanka, even to date.
    Since Independence, whenever the Minority appealed for Parity; Terror, Loot, Arson and Rape unleashed every time upon the defenceless innocent Sri Lankans living amongst the Sinhalese which culminated in the ‘Terrorist Training Camps’ mushrooming around the Sri Lankan Refugee Camps in South India since 1983 when 3000+ innocent Sri Lankans were raped and killed by the then Government, and soon after the refugees who fled to the West, financed the LTTE to defend the Sri Lankans from the barbaric Attacks of the Sinhalese.
    There are over 130,000 Sri Lankan Refugees since ‘83, still being fed and looked after by India for the last 30 years (though no thank you from the SL Govt.), strong enough to wage another war if they are not repatriated to their Mother Land.
    The LTTE brought us to our Knees till 2007 and after a Great help from the US, the EU, Pakistan, India and China, we were able to wipe out the LTTE from our country, yet no thank you to the countries that helped us, but still boasting to the nation that we wiped out terrorism single handed.
    Instead of investigation why it took us so long to wipe out such a small army (around 10,000) of ill trained, ill armed, ill equipped child soldiers with 35% girls; all wearing flip flops on the battle field. SHAME; We are still cherishing ourselves of a historic Victory.
    Hence Britain is totally responsible for the plight of the minorities which culminated in the Killing Fields. Hence Britain should own up and rectify the situation for the minorities.
    Britain is the Cause ……., better be part of the Solution.

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    Looks like the guy hasn’nt slept in ages. Constant ticks points to some sort of nerve failure. Obvious costs of spending day and night spewing hatred I suppose.

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    Although Sri Lankan Tamil population is around 15%, it consists 4.2% up country Tamils who do not demand independent Tamil state. So it is wrong to say 15% demands independent state, only 11% wants this.

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      A bulk of that 15%, apart from the upcountry 4,2% live, work, study & play with their Sinhalese brothers & sisters in Colombo & elsewhere in the country.

      Thank God for that! For we are a stronger nation with that kind of diversity.

      Sri Lanka’s challenge is to ensure a level playing field for everyone. And defeat racism. Be it Sinhalese or Tamil.

      Only then will Sri Lanka realise her true, unlimited potential.

      Cheers!

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      How can a small percentage of the population demand 33% of the land and 66% of the coast? Thiru etc please answer.

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        Answer is Ethno-Nationlism. The extreme, perverted, uncompromising, romanticised, pipe dream version. No brutal crime is unacceptable in pursuit of it.

        Cheers!

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          Thank you Ben!

          Otto

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        (゜゜)~ How can a small percentage of the population demand…?(゜゜)~

        Your nose! Picket! .

        */* BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU */*

        Dystopian =”Big Brother”–Inner Circle 2%–Outer Circle 9%-Proles 82%

        No government can be maintained without
        the principle of fear as well as of duty.
        Good men will obey the last, but bad ones the former only-TJeff.

        It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.

        Do you belong to S/C?

        “DIE” I WANT IT ALL, “DIE” !

        IM- PUSS-ABLE.
        (o|o) (o|o) star ☆彡^5

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        OTTO, HOW CAN JUST ONE WIFE WANT DIVORCE WHEN THE MAN’S GOT FIVE OTHER SATISFIED WIVES ? HOW CAN SHE INSIST ON A SEPARATE ROOM I THE HOUSE WITH NO INTERFERENCE FROM THE OTHERS WHO SEEK TO INFRINGE UPON HER RIGHTS AND BASIC DIGNITY ? ISN’T IT ENOUGH THAT SHE DOES NOT WANT TO BE HUMILIATED ANY LONGER ?

        BUT IS THAT SEPARATE LIVING POSSIBLE? IS IT TENABLE THOUGH DEEMED TO BE THE BEST SOLUTION ON OFFER ?
        NO ? THEN WHERE DOES THAT FAMILY GO TO FROM THAT POSITION ?
        DIFFICULT PROBLEMS. EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO ARRIVE AT A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION.

        AND I THINK THAT’S THE KEY ISSUE. NOT JUST ANY AD HOC SOLUTION FOR THE SAKE OF EXPEDIENCY OF ONE MEMBER OF THE FAMILY BUT RATHER WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE IN THE OVERALL INTERESTS OF ALL CONCERNED…PROVIDED SHE CAN BE SATISFIED IN HER SEPARATE ROOM AND THE OTHER ARE ABLE TO CO-EXIST WITH HER DESIRE FOR ‘PRIVACY’ AS SUCH.

        THIS IS JUST AN EXERCISE IN SUPPOSITION. BUT IF IT CAN BE TAKEN A STEP FORWARD TO THE SATISFACTION OF ALL CONCERNED, ‘TWOULD BE WORTH A TRY..I DON’T KNOW. JUST THROWING OUT SOME IDEAS, OTHER COULD HAVE BETTER ONES.

        I THINK IT’S TIME THAT WE, THE PEOPLE, TOOK AN ACTIVE PART IN THE SEARCH OF A SOLUTION. SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS HAVE AMPLY PROVED THEIR TOTAL INABILITY TO DO SO..BEYOND ANY VESTIGE OF A DOUBT.

        MAYBE THE CT CAN HOST AN ONLINE CONFERENCE OF SORTS COMPRISING COMMENTATORS CHOSEN BY IT TO LAUNCH A CITIZENS’ CONFERENCE FOR PEACE ?

        WOULD BE THE FIRST SUCH ONLINE MECHANISM. WHO KNOW? WE JUST MIGHT HIT PAYDIRT? BETTER THAN WHAT OUR POLITICIANS HAVE DISHED UP SINCE 1948 SURELY ?

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          Winston, the point of my post was the SIZE of the room.

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    BEN,

    ‘Rudrakumaran is desperately trying to drive a wedge between Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese population & the Indian state. Portraying Sinhalese as inherent enemies of India.’

    WHY MUST HE DO WHAT’S ALREADY DONE TO A NICETY BY MR’S CHINA POLICY ? DON’T DRAG THE SINHALESE INTO THIS. THEY HAD NOT THE FOGGIEST IDEA OF THE SECRET PLANS BEING LAID IN BEIJING BY MR.HECK, EVEN INDIA DID NOT BELIEVE MR WOULD BE SUCH A BLOODY FIFTH COLUMNIST WHILE ALL THE TIME PROCLAIMING THAT INDIA ‘IS OUR ELDER BROTHER’.HE HAS SET THE ENTIRE INDIAN POLITICAL CULTURE AGAINST SRI LANKA..PERHAPS FOR ALL TIME. WE WILL BE TREATED AS PARIAHS IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY.TAMIL NADU’S POLITICIANS AND THEIR ADVERSARIES WILL CLOSE RANKS AGAINST SRI LANKA AND INDIA’S POLITICAL LEADERS WILL ALL TAKE SERIOUS NOTE.

    IT’S INDIA’S VERY SECURITY THAT MR HAS FRIGHTENINGLY JEOPARDISED.
    RUDRAKUMARAN WAS RIGHT IN ONE THING : IT’S ALL ABOUT AN AWAKENING SENSE
    OF TAMIL NATIONALISM AND AN OVERPOWERING SINHALA CHAUVINISM.

    BOTH FACTORS CAME OUT IN BOLD RELIEF AT THE RECENT NORTHERN PC POLLS.

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      Winston Devalliere,

      Before tackling complex Geo-Politics, how about learning to use the CAPS LOCK buttton on your keyboard?

      Cheers!

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        I think ALT CTRL DELETE is more appropriate

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          “ALT CTRL DELETE is more appropriate” —On/Off!

          I like that yet he is more of a para-site, better start injecting him counter sleeping injections.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8AqSwBq2n4 …Cham Cham karta

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            CT, here we have a nation in the throes of agony..and yet you permit vermin to post gibberish in response to serious debate and discussion. Maybe to expose their rank stupidity and pathetically shallow mental capacities. Have mercy on us an direct them to the ‘Sunday Observer”

            By the way, I’m pretty old,[73]am after a second by-pass op, have a bad case of cataracts , and ! my keyboard is like Ben,RajasH and good old Javi’s brains.They fail to function effectively irrespective of how hard I pres them into action.

            i’m throwing it away today for a new one. Don’t follow my example. What will I do for laughs without these guy ? I’m positive they have been ired by one and the same guy.

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              “and ! my keyboard is like Ben,RajasH and good old Javi’s brains.”

              No not love the cat its the Go go Gooo!

              We were just cleaning our catapults!
              Just wiper your nose baby Youth has no age!
              Hoppolong Cassidy!

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              take it all in good humour…no offence

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    In getting the Rajapakse GoSL to allow relatively free elections to the Tamil Nation in the recent NPC Elections, India has achieved two significant gains. It has taken the wind out of the sails of Rudra’s TGTE and shifted the focus to CM (Justice) Vigneswaren. If Rajapakse
    yields in changing the Governorship from the present army man Chandrasiri and bring in a civilian acceptable to both sides – TGTE will lose further relevance.

    In this publicly viewed interview Rudrakumaran does not come out too well as a leader for the historical task of ushering in a new Tamil State. He falls far too short of the brilliance of Amirthalingam, Anton Balasingham, Sampanthan and even Sumanthiran. He is far too fixated on Eelam – that is opposed even by India. The feature of an entirely separate Tamil Eelam will be in the interest of the Tamil Nation only after all other avenues are exhausted. Events after September appear to show the Sinhala South is reviewing its stand and may, eventually, provide some form of workable space to the Tamils of the North. We will have to wait and see how the Rajapakses go about
    after CHOGM.

    Interestingly, Rudra did not fail to aim some barbs at Vigneswaren in the interview. He also pointed out there are divisions within the TNA – meaning the hawks within attached to TGTE extremism.

    Pandaranayagam

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    Rudrakumaran doesn’t live here in Sri Lanka. He is a US citizen. Come to Colombo and other cities outside Northern province to see how.many Tamils live there . Don’t make the life of many Sri Lankans who live in the country miserable.

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    [He wants an independent Tamil Ealam for 15% of the population, ]

    Hitler is a HERO tionationalist and rural Germans.

    So, there is nothing wrong with you.

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    As I understand, the Journalist is tamil who grew up in the west.

    Rudrakumaran was drunk at the time of the interview. He is hallucinated.

    Sri Lanka is following the RIGHT foreign policy with respect to USA and Tamils.

    There are differences between Mr. Wigneswaran and TNA.

    Only thing I say to the Sri Lankan govt is SCREW UP the TAMILNESS.

    Eventually, you will be the Winner.

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      I too thought Rudy was after 3 or 4. If he makes it to Cbo at all, he is welcome to join me at Kinross for a bout to pay tribute to Bachchus. After all Anton B and Karuna were not bad at the bothal sellama also, were’nt they?

      Burgher Boy

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    A relevant note. Martin Vickers, Conservative MP, UK:

    Clearly there has been genocide taken place in Sri Lanka and the International Community needs to take the issue much more seriously and investigations should take place.

    Source a video clip in English, above is a transcript by me from:

    http://www.tamilwin.com/show-RUmrzBSVMZit7.html

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      CLEARLY genocide did take place in Afghanistan Iraq and Pakistan too, who voices for the innocent killed in these countries?NONE… US UK and the so called WEST has caused MORE misery to MORE innocent people and has the nerve to call these people killed as collateral damage… IF so, those who perished at the World Trade enter are collateral damage too andNOT hero’s. They were at the wrong place at t the wrong time …

      Double Standard of the west..

      BTW I bet NONE of THIS so called “PM’s” relative were boot’s on the ground in SL fighting the army.. They were, and still are living in LUXURY at the expense of the innocent TAMIL civilians who has to face upto consequences coz of what these idiots do..

      ARMCHAIR critics perched in cushioned chairs while the Innocent Tamils find it hard to eek out a decent living in SL..

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      Thiru,post it as often as you like, you are admitting that the Tamils in the form of the LTTE committed genocide.

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    Very interesting.

    Marvellous demolition of Manmohan Singh and his Indian Govt.

    One would say as lethal as Rudra’s buddy Praba’s job on the ex PM Gandhi.

    He says Tamil Naduans are his kith and kin,which is in sharp contrast to the current CM in Srilanka and his handlers who are predominantly Vellalas.

    Score line currently Rudra and his Diaspora one, Manmohan Nil.

    Rudra’s advise to the Indians on Foreign Policy sounds pretty good too , with open and honest recommendations to take the fight to the Chinese and the Pakis.

    If the Dude from Gujarata gets the job with the help of Rudra’s appendages Jayalaltha and Karuna in TN, Rudra might even end up as at least the deputy to the FM of India.

    Or even as the Deputy to the Home Minister, with Rudra’s experience dealing with minority Muslim inhabitants in Hinduvastas Territories.

    It wouldn’t be a surprise to our inhabitants if the Indian opposition is already have plans to tap into the TNGTE coffers with Rudra’s blessings.

    After all, US politics always work around return on investments and this PM is not only a product of that culture but also a Yankee himself although he hasn’t got the accent.

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    the sinhala buddhists with tamil names and a deep hatred of india.

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    Very lucky man, born in an under developed country with a per capita of $3000, educated himself through the free education system financed by the poor people and now living in a country with a per capita of $40,000.

    I don’t think this man would give a shit about our national prosperity or national security or whether we die out of hunger. Question is should we tolerate the agendas of foreigners like this, either directly or indirectly?

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      NO and a BIG NO……. these are people fishing in muddy waters… Shame on them…

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    Stateless parasites.

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    His government ministers are charged with child molestation in sudan

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    Rudra,

    Due to VP’s investment in the murder of Rajive Gandhi India is sure to help you guys. Good luck rudra

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    This guy is advicing India to what to do, what a joker

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    Kris,

    I just do not know how this clown can advise India to back them after killing Rajive Gandhi

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    Ben Hurling,

    “Winston Devalliere,

    Before tackling complex Geo-Politics, how about learning to use the CAPS LOCK buttton on your keyboard? “

    This is really funny, you made me laugh man..
    Good on you Ben Keep it up

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    Lovely day dream of a Tamil Eelam with the help of Toilet Nadu.

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    Brilliant Interview.
    I think India’s stance on Sri Lanka wil now change and lean more towards the Tamils.
    One of the reason is that Sonia has got his revenge, death of Prbaharan.
    She doesnt care a hoot for Mahinda any more

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    Why did not Rajapaksha invite our Prime Minister Rudra to attend the CHOGM?
    Aney…pawam………… paw …da
    Muttering in loneliness……… and in isolation

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    Dear Friends,

    Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran has clarified very clearly that Tamil Eelam is the best solution for Sinhalese and Tamils to live peacefully and independently considering the experience in the recent history of Sri Lanka. What happened in the past six decades in Sri Lanka under a unitary system where Sinhala had the position to rule the nation.

    1. Complete Sinhalaization of Government machinery and Infrastructre.
    2. Policies to marginalise Tamils from this nation.
    3. Removal of political, economical and cultural freedom and rights.
    4. Genocide of Tamils.

    You Sinhalese have failed to provide security to Tamils and allowed to massacre Tamils even by ordinary thugs.

    Tamils are not minorities in their homeland (North East SriLanka, formerly Kingdom of Jaffna). 95% of the Kingdom of North inhabitated by Tamils. It is not about Tamil minorities asking some meat from their masters. It is about getting their right of self determination which was forcefully taken away by Sinhalese.

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      Dear Friend,
      Tamil nationalists can’t possibly claim the Eastern province for an eelam nation bc it was under the Kandyan Kingdom when Portuguese arrived.

      That leaves only the Northern Province, do you honestly think northern province alone is sufficient for a new nation? What is the guarantee it won’t escalate to a two state war? Do you honestly think it is a risk worth taking from the point of view of Sri Lankans? Tough luck we are stuck in a small island, we would have to find a way to live along.

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        Whether it is under Kandyan King or Jaffna King, Eastern Province was inhabited by Tamils.

        “Vira Parakrama Narendra Sinha (1707–1739 AD) was the last Sinhalese King of Sri Lanka of the Kingdom of Kandy. The son of Vimaladharmasurya II, he came to the throne when he was seventeen years old and reigned for 32 years.

        Vira Parakrama Narendra Sinha was believed to be a considerably pious monarch, and like his predecessor, he lived at peace with the Dutch invaders and devoted himself to the furtherance of literature and religion. His wife was a Madurai Nayak Dynasty princess from southern India. Since he had no children of his own he was succeeded by his wife’s brother, Sri Vijaya Rajasinha, who was of Nayakkar nationality which originated from south India. After that the throne of the Sinhalese kings passed to the Nayakkars till the monarchy ended.””

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vira_Narendra_Sinha

        Regarding your question about what is the guarantee it won’t escalate two state war, There is no guarantee that there will be peace or war between two states. However, there is a difference between two state war and genocide of one race by other within a country.

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          No thanks, it is not a risk we are willing to take. Tough luck I guess.

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    .
    I am surprised so many responses to this guys interview… what else were you’ll expect him to say?

    :-)

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      Readers like stand up political – comedies.

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      This is the PM of the soon to be the 197th Country in the World.

      With One Million rich and powerful ex Lankans, mainly citizens of GB, US, and Canada behind him,he has already frightening the day light out of the powerful Indian PM, not to attend the CHOGM where he was supposed to be the number one Leader.

      Just imagine the Tourist potential for our Casinos , once PM Rudra issues Passports not only to our ex Lankans but the non Vellalas in Madras as well.

      Plus the ageing ex Lankans who want to live close to Munneswaran and Nalloor will be another good source of income for our inhabitants.

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        Sumane,

        Muneeswaram is a little off Negombo – in Chilaw. You have
        Tiruketeeswaram in mind – wise guy. That is in Thirukona-malai
        which the BBS lot is busy Sinhalicing.

        Backlash

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          Oh that is the place where they chop off the heads of little goats to please Gods,

          The one you mentioned is magnificent mate.

          Went there , offered a pooja and smashed a coconut too.

          The view of the Harbour from the hilltop is unbelievable.

          If you can have a little pad close, beats living even on the banks of the Thames.

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            Sumane mahathmaya,

            Muneeswaram is the place where they still conduct animal sacrifices, which present day Hindus too are opposed to. Why, this is where Kudu Mervin did his original theatrics and “saved” some of the goats. Know what? On the way to Colombo he and his criminals have slaughtered the goats and have had a massive
            elu muss curry bajaw.

            As to Thiruketheeswaram, I am glad you did not fall off the cliff.
            BTW, what is the Sinhala name your lot plan to give the temple and the place once the forced Sinhalisation, deviyange pihitin, is complete?

            Backlash

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              How does THIRIKUNAMALAI sound ?

              Even your LTTE proxy Vellala chief of the TNA would like it.

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          That is the Kovil built in 1956 ?

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          That is where a girl jumped to the sea when her european lover left the country. soem where there, there is a second world bomb that did not detonate.

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    Ajith,

    Whether it is under Kandyan King or Jaffna King, Eastern Province was inhabited by Tamils. “

    Tamils did and do inhabit a stretch of about 10 miles from the coast. They did not and do not inhabit the vast areas of eastern province.

    There is clearly no justification for once racial group claiming proprietary exclusive rights over the others within these two boundaries set artificially by the British merely because there are more members of that group over the others.

    If there is any validity in such contention it would follow with even greater force from the same principle, since there is and always has been within the natural borders of Sri Lanka, am overwhelming preponderance of Sinhalese the entirety of Sri Lanka is the homeland of the Sinhalese.

    Whilst Tamils are an overwhelming majority in the North the same can not be said about the Eastern Province. Muslims and the Sinhalese together constitute about 64% of the eastern Province.
    Although the Sinhalese are about 25 % of Eastern Province, the Tamils and the Muslim settlements are largely confined to the coastal areas (Particulary in Ampara and Trincomalee) which are relatively thickly populated compared to the sparsely populated Sinhalese villages which are spread over a huge area.
    Of the 22 assistant government agents divisions in the Trinco and Ampara districts the Sinhalese constitute the overwhelming majority in in 10 namely, Padavi Siripura,Gomarankadawela,Kantalai, Moraweva and Seruvila in the Trincomalee district and wevgam pattu ,panama pattu and bintennepattu in Ampara district whilst the Tamils constitute majority only in Trincomalee town and Tirikkovil in Amara .
    Thus the Sinhalese constitute the overwhelming majority in about 60% of Trincomalee district and 78% of Ampara district.
    This spartial distribution of the population was not a recent phenomenon caused by so called colonisation but one existed long before any Sinhalese was settled in the North and the East with state assistance is borne out by the findings of Professor G H Peries professor of Geography at Peradeniya university in his paper entitled an appraisal of the concept of the traditional homeland in Sri Lanka.
    Following is part of what he had to say.

    “For the issues with which the present study is concerned, the feature of the crucial relevance borne out by our maps is that in the Eastern Province as a whole in 1921,all the Tamil settlements are confined to a coastal strip barely extending 10 miles from the coast o the interior. The Sinhala settlements on the other hand though comparatively few were scattered over extensive areas of the interior, covering the entirety of the admistrative divisions of Bintenna,Udapalatha,Yati palatha and meda plaltha of wewgam pattu and panama pattuin. In the northern part of the the batticalo and Trincomalee districs were mostly uninhabited /scattered Sinhala settlement.

    This must be taken in the context of the fact that the Sinhalese names of numerous abandoned village tanks marked in our source maps in the inhabited tracts bear testimony to earlier process of de population.

    Our maps show further that the only non Sinhalese population clusters that were located in 1921 even a few miles to the interior of the seaboard were those associated with the irrigation works restored in the preceding decades. We can also observe that the Tamil settlements nearest to the claimed southern boundary of Kumbukkan oya was a coastal town of mixed population about 35 miles north of that boundary”

    The pattern of settlement distribution assumes significance from several points of view. In the first place considered in the light of our earlier observations on the trends of demographic change in the Preceding centuries the pattern as it prevailed in 1921 represents what may be regarded as the culmination of a long drawn out historical process featured, on the one hand, by territorial advances of the Tamil population and on the other , retreat and recession of the Sinhalese population.
    This , in turn implies that the process of “Tamilization’ in the eastern lowlands of Sri lanka had not penetrated significantly into the interior even at its most extensive territorial spread.

    The second point of significance arise from the fact that, often the “Tamil Homeland” is being defined with reference to the modern administrative units.

    Given the spatial patterns of ethnicity borne out bu our maps the demand by one ethnic group for exclusive proprietary rights over Provinces and districts encompass extensive tracts of territory which it had never occupied (and much of it, in every sense is the homeland of the other ethnic groups) appears in its true light as one which lacks a rational basis.

    In a functional sense sparsely settled interior of the eastern lowlands of Sri lanka was not a hinterland of the settlement clusters of the littoral. Both the interior as well as the littoral were very largely rural.
    Hence, a core periphery concept is of no relevance to the issue. More specifically, there is no empirical basis for a theoretical assertion that because there was numerical preponderance of the Tamils in the coastal areas , hinterland, areas, regardless of the traditional rights of the other ethnic groups, should form a traditional hinterland of the Tamil areas.
    The fact that the eastern littoral itself is not ethnically homogeneous (Well known but purposely over looked) is also illustrated by our maps with a fair degree of superiority.
    The littoral is as much the traditional homeland of the Muslims as it is of the Tamils. And in many areas , the Muslims constitute the majority which has no common cause with the Tamils and in fact is bitterly opposed to the EAST being MERGED with the NORTH

    Unfortunately for the Tamil secessionists there is not only a Total absence of any shred of evidence any part of the East having being governed by a Tamil King, but does not even have a numerical preponderance which could provide them with the remotest justification that East is part of the Traditional Tamil Homeland.

    There is nothing these secessionist could do about the absence of a claim founded on history but to continue to LIE about it, there was nothing they could do about the absence of a numerical preponderance of Tamils in the east except to UNILATERLY DENY THE SEPERATE ETHNIC IDENTITY OF THE TAMIL SPEAKING MUSLIMS and equally UNILATERLAY ACQUIRE THEM AS PART OF THE FICTITIOUS TRADITIONAL TAMIL HOMELAND, just to give them the NUMERICAL SUPERIORITY; while at the same time alleging falsely that they had been made a minority in their homeland by the COLONISATION of the East with the Sinhalese state assistance

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      Muslims and Tamils are traditional Tamil speaking people in the island of sri Lanka. The statistics below shows that Sinhalese are only a few numbers (may be business people). If you have any valid evidence to show that Sinhalese lived in large numbers in the East, please put forward. Can you explain why Sinhalese were in such low numbers before 1881?

      Tamils Muslims Sinhala Other

      1881 Census 75,318 58.96% 43,001 33.66% 5,947 4.66% 3,489 2.73%

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    Mr.Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran is trying to make the India in to Break/ Cracks in to pieces with the support of International actors hopefully? There are ample examples in the contemporary history i.e. former Yugoslavia,USSR and Czechoslovakia . Those powerful nations no more exist due to the lines taken on ethnic/religious divisions. I don’t think foresighted Indians’ go on the same line as Mr Rudarakumr projected or believed ,which could be giving a life line to moot Dravidastan concept to prosper in South India along with present Naxalite–Maoist insurgency and to rapid up of getting India’s fate in to the dustbins of the history .Great Indian’s may not going to lose this Giant India in to the same ? Further, this chauvinist and primitive tribe believer trying to make masculine state overpowering ethics and norms by special emphasis to ridicule feminine in to second class ?That means and shows what rights which is going have his fancy or nightmare state of Tamil Eelam (Racial State)

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    Ajith,

    It seems that the the contents of the article I have written is too heavy for you to understand. Otherwise you may not have written what you have written about giving the census.

    In plain language, the Tamils live in a stretch of about 10 miles from the East coast. These areas are thickly populated compared to the sparsely populated large Sinhalese areas. It is the way the British demarcated the boundaries of the East that gave rise to the illusion that East was Tamil dominated till 1948.

    Besides Muslims have a very clear separate identity and have said in no uncertain terms that they would not like to be included with the Tamils , since they are a separate entity.

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      Mr Ravi Perera,

      The contents of your comments are not worthy to consider. I asked for some evidence and you couldn’t give me one. That itself proves you are conning. Yes Muslims have a different identity but they are Tamil speaking Muslims. You could analyze why they speak Tamil instead of Sinhala.

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    Mr Ajith,

    What I have written above is what I quoted from a book written by a prominent person in the country. His name is Gamini Irriyagolla.Wether you consider my comments worthy or not does not matter to me at all.

    It is up to you Tamils to convince the International community and get your separate state. North you would be if India supports you but not the east. Historical facts nor numbers justify the East being placed under the Tamils.

    As for Muslims being Tamil Speaking, the fact is they are a different ethnic group and they have clearly told that they do not want to be placed under Tamil rule in a merged North East province.

    Can you pls explain as to why you Tamils have not been able to convince the International community about your freedom(Terrorist) struggle. If the Blacks in South Africa could receive International support and Palestinians could why not you Tamils

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