16 November, 2018

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Vijayakala Vilification

By Chamindra Weerawardhana –

Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana

When writing about ethno-national politics in post-war Sri Lanka, this writer has constantly sought to highlight one point – that there is such a thing called Tamil nationalism. Tamil nationalism is a given, and whether some of us like it or not, it continues to exist and in some quarters thrive. A key component of reasonable steps towards reconciliation involves understanding and acknowledging the existence of stakeholders with colliding and opposed views. 

Sri Lankans who are Tamil nationalists have the right to espouse their Tamil nationalism. However, it falls upon them [in the very same way it falls upon Sinhalese nationalists], to ensure that their nationalist discourse and actions do not drift into vicious cycles of extremism. We Sri Lankans have for many decades suffered due to such chauvinistic excesses. In 2018, it is definitely time to sit back, adopt a ‘live and let live’ approach, and share the collective responsibility of challenging and containing drifts towards extremism at all levels of Sri Lankan sociopolitical life. 

Ms. Maheswaran: a controversial statement? 

Sadly, not many people seem to have understood the magnitude of this national necessity. The case of ex-minister The Hon. Vijayakala Maheswaran MP is a case in point. She happened to be a serving State Minister of the Government of Sri Lanka, an MP, and while holding political office, made what can be described as an extremely ill thought-out statement, in a politically charged speech at a public meeting – that the LTTE might need to be resuscitated in order to ensure the rights of women and girls in Northern Sri Lanka. 

The first question to ask is, under what circumstances was this comment made? 

Horrendous cases of sexual violence against women and girls? 

The immediate context in which Minister Maheswaran made this comment was an extremely pathetic incident [to quote from the ex-minister’s speech] — the case of a six-year old girl who was raped and murdered. Reports of girls and women facing high levels of sexual violence frequently come from the North and East. Tamilnet, for one, published this story a few days ago:

There have been next to no news reports on the above incident  in the Sri Lankan media. At this point, it is extremely important to highlight the issue at hand – violence against women and girls.  The fact that such violence has taken high proportions in post-war Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka is the reality that transpires through the ex-minister’s speech. As a woman, and as an elected representative, the ex-minister has every right, and the fullest obligation to raise this issue not only at a public meeting in Jaffna, but also in the legislature and at all possible instances of government. It also needs to be reiterated that this is an issue that gets very sparse attention, which is in itself deeply problematic. If sexual violence is rife in the ex-war zone, we can forget all hopes of even a semblance of reconciliation. 

State armed forces: a lingering scar? 

Throughout the war years, it is no secret that the state armed forces have been somewhat regularly accused of instances of sexual violence. From Krishanthy Kumarawamy to the controversies surrounding the immediate aftermath of the war in mid-2009 [not to mention sexual abuse allegations against Sri Lanka’s UN Peacekeeping contingent in Haiti], the armed forces have been accused of sexual violence. The forces and the government have vehemently rejected such allegations. This has resulted in a head-on collision, with Tamil nationalist militants across the world accusing the state armed forces, with the forces and the government robustly and systematically rejecting all such allegations. This situation results in something even more sinister – the effective watering down – if not total absence – of an upfront, sincere and open-minded dialogue on these accusations, and problems surrounding women’s rights and exploitation in the conduct of war,  and most importantly, on the role of gender justice as an absolutely primordial precondition for reconciliation. 

A gender justice discourse and policy deficit in the forces? 

What is woefully lacking is a robust policy within the armed forces to develop a dialogue on sexual violence. Such an initiative could also prove to be useful in enhancing gender equality across the forces, enabling female officials to access higher ranks, and strengthen a discourse on gender justice in the forces. The forces should leave no space to be accused of sexual violence against Tamil women and girls. Concrete policy, if thoughtfully implemented, will provide the forces with the ability of robustly countering bad publicity such as that of the above-mentioned Tamilnet article. 

Present-day sexual violence: even beyond a military-civilian paradigm? 

We certainly cannot claim that the armed forces are behind all acts of post-2009 sexual violence in the north and the east. As the heartbreaking case of the late Sivaloganathan Vithya showed, scars of an exploitative war, a highly repressive, patriarchal and misogynist caste system, socioeconomic disparities, have resulted in a culture of impunity, where everyday misogyny has transformed itself into murderous abuse and violations. The fact that violence against women has witnessed an unprecedented rise in post-war Tamil society in the North and East is a reality that Sri Lankan authorities and citizens must urgently take stock of. 

Gender justice in the ex-war zone? a big deficit? 

It is not unjustifiable to maintain that this issue is often categorically sidelined by the Sinhalese and Tamil political class. In other words, we have spent a decade after war’s end without having a much-needed dialogue about gender justice in the ex-warzone. 

The ex-minister’s statement, the LTTE and sexual violence 

It is in such a context of mass negligence that the ex-minister made her comment at a public meeting in Jaffna. The point she made was that if we were to put an end to repetitive violence against women, we may need to bring the LTTE back. The rationale behind this statement is worth attention. For all the absolutely violent atrocities it was known for, the LTTE was seldom accused of sexual violence. Its strict codes of conduct and social conservatisms were such that despite all the risks of living in under LTTE control (involving, for instance, the constant risk of violence, abductions, forcible child conscription, cold-blooded murder of Tamil people who did not toe its line and more), there is next to no evidence that the LTTE resorted to sexual violence during the war years. 

Whirlwind at war’s end? 

To people who lived under the LTTE’s stealth, the post-war scenario turned out to be a totally different kettle of fish. Circumstances of economic deprivation were such that high levels of sexual exploitation of women followed suit. Many vices including drugs flew in to the ex-war zone. This led to a culture of impunity at all levels. It has been amply reported in both Sinhalese and Tamil media that the ex-minister, who lamented sexual violence against women and girls was herself instrumental in providing protection to the main suspect of the brutal abuse and murder of Sivaloganathan Vithya. 

Why now? Vijayakala? 

Ms. Maheswaran’s speech therefore forces one to ask the inevitably ‘why now’ question. 

Having used her powers to protect a sex offender of a young school girl, what prompts her to make such a statement of solidarity now? Where does the sudden awakening, if any, come from? Or was it a cautiously calculated political statement, to put herself forward as a heroine of the cause of women and girls in a polity dominated by geriatric men of the TNA, who, within their own party and in terms of public policy, are totally oblivious to anything like gender justice? This statement gives Ms. Maheswaran an unprecedented level of publicity and international attention. It gives her an opportunity to present herself as a tireless advocate, if not the only political voice that openly stands for the rights of Tamil women and girls in post-war Sri Lanka. If this were her strategy, it works, and the evidence can be seen in the loud cheers her speech received. Very soon, we are quite likely to hear her being quoted verbatim at Tiger flag-carrying Tamil nationalist protests and events across the West. 

In this sense, one could even conclude that by this statement, Ms. Maheswaran has raised her political capital to a level much higher than occupying an obscure state minister position in the Joint Government.

A clear wake-up call? 

This incident is one that should serve as a wakeup call to the Government of Sri Lanka, to take gender justice provision in the north and east much more seriously. A strong action plan, with immediate, medium and long-term targets, advised and spearheaded by leading gender justice activists and experts, is the most advisable way ahead. If no action is taken, there is the clear risk of a rise of extremist sentiment, anguish against the Sri Lankan state, and fine waters in which politicos can have a free ride fishing away for political advantage, à la Vijayakala Maheswaran. 

Beyond vilifying Vijayakala: our collective responsibility? 

Calls to suspend Ms. Maheswaran from parliament and legal action are all arguments that risk preventing policymakers from seeing the bigger picture. What matters is a concerted set of concrete steps to contain and eradicate the circumstances of violence and exploitation that prompted Ms. Maheswaran to say what she said in the first place. An incessant vilification against Ms. Maheswaran only results in giving her a great deal of undue attention and publicity, and making her a heroine in the eyes of hardline, reactionary and militant brands of Tamil nationalism. It is therefore crucial that we all collectively strive to clearly distinguish between Vijayakala and the problem-proper. 

Instead, if Vijayakala and her words are to be understood as the sole problem at hand and if her vilification is to be our sole focus, we will be shooting ourselves in the proverbial foot. Big time. 

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    “Having used her powers to protect a sex offender of a young schoolgirl…………………………………………………………..”
    The author should provide proof of this allegation.

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      Justice
      Simple. I can provide proof on behalf of him through findings at the court hearing.

      In his report, “Justice Illanchelliyan revealed that Swiss Kumar confirmed in court – that it was State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran who had interfered to free him.”
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      “After he was freed, Swiss Kumar fled to Colombo in an attempt to leave for Switzerland. Later he was arrested in Wellawatte. When he was arrested, Swiss Kumar has told the CID officials that he could immediately give them Rs. 20 million if he was freed to fly back to Swiss. Senior DIG Kayts was arrested for releasing the main suspect Swiss Kumar.”
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      CID Investigations have revealed that “the mastermind of the crime, ‘Swiss Kumar’, had videoed the gang-rape of Vidya and intended to sell it overseas. He had given money for the rapists (8)to drink, and had videoed the rape incident.”
      If Swiss Kumar was managed to flee the country as per Vijayakala’s wishes, Tamil politicians and HR organizations could have fabricated a ‘nice story’ accusing our Army and the Navy.

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    I agree with this writer.
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    Our Pathola leaders who have done nothing about much more serious problems facing the nation such as rampant corruption, abence of the rule of the law and seeking excessive comforts and life styles without any regard for the suffering of the Putujjana have taken action against a woman based on a few misplaced words, while they go on playing games for power.

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    What a tragedy!

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      It is pointless trying to shoot the messenger.
      What she says is that women and children in the North were safer under LTTE rule than now. Who are we to dispute that? They are the ones that live there.

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        old codger
        Oh, yeah yeah. We all know how Vijayakala’s Sun God ruled the North.
        He mercilessly killed civilians and our Army and the Police.
        Women and children were safe during Prabhakarn’s time because there were no men or boys to rape and kill them as the men were busy working for LTTE.
        Only disabled or infirm were left out who were not capable of doing any crimes.
        Prabhakaran established jungle courts and heard cases according to jungle law.
        All culprits were shot dead on the spot or taken to jungle and slashed the head.
        LTTE ruled North by way of extrajudicial killings.
        There was no law and order during Prabhakaran’s time. There was only jungle order.
        What Vijayakala is asking is a “return of jungle courts and extrajudicial killings” to curb violence, rape and murder committed by her own Tamil brethren. Woman, that is inhuman.

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          Champa ……….. the profession

          “We all know how Vijayakala’s Sun God ruled the North.”

          I am sorry when did Vijayakala own Sun God?

          “He mercilessly killed civilians and our Army and the Police.”

          The army is trained to kill and be killed?
          If its wrong to kill the army why do the kids from gamay (villages) join the army in the first place? When did the army become your’s?

          “There was only jungle order.”

          What do you city slickers know about jungle order or lack of it?
          Fools rush in where angels fear to tread You shouldn’t go beyond your ability to articulate things that you are not aware of.

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            Keyboard Vedda, the founder of the …………. …………….. profession.
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            Wherever she goes, Vijayakala carries and displays her Sun God’s picture and his Eelam dream map. If Sun God is not hers, she should have carried a picture of her husband T. Maheswaran who was brutally killed by her Sun God.
            Army’s duty is protecting the country from enemies and terrorists. I don’t see any reason for them to let the enemies kill them. Our Army has always been ours and mine.
            The “order in the jungle” means society led by force (by somebody) without state’s control. I write within my ability to understand what I am writing. Any fool who read the full comment will understand what I meant. Yeah, fools always rush to conclusions. What can I do?

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              Champa ……….. the profession

              ” If Sun God is not hers, she should have carried a picture of her husband T. Maheswaran who was brutally killed by her Sun God.”

              Has the courts declared a verdict on Maheshwaran’s murder? If she was carrying Sun god picture and praying to him why would the sun god kill her husband. I know your brain is allergic to truth, logic, ……minorities, …….. I didn’t expect you to be so dumb who cannot see the stupidity and inconsistency of your own typing.

              Army’s duty is to protect people not killing them burying them in unmarked graves or burning them alive as we have seen between 1971 and 2015.

              “The “order in the jungle” means society led by force (by somebody) without state’s control.”

              I agree we are the eye witness to the events from 1971 to 2015 and beyond, especially from 2005 to 2015. There is no such thing as jungle law. It is the figment of your imagination who has no knowledge of jungle.

              You can for a start avoid being a bigot and racist, but then your brain needs to properly wired up.

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                Keyboard Vedda, the founder of the ……………………. profession
                There is nothing inconsistent in my writing. Stupidity is in your part. She is carrying Sun God’s picture after this government came into power to garner votes of LTTE supporters. Simple logic.
                If she carried the picture of a terrorist leader whose ruthless terrorist outfit is banned in Sri Lanka and elsewhere along with the Eelam map, before 2015, she would have been serving a life time jail term by now.
                “Jungle law” is not anybody’s figment of imagination. It is a fact. During Prabhakaran’s time there was jungle law and tribal war both. In the North, there was only the law of the beast, the tiger, who had no compassion.

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                  Champa,
                  “All culprits were shot dead on the spot or taken to jungle and slashed the head.”
                  Haven’t you been reading the papers recently? Or is it a case of selective vision?
                  http://www.dailymirror.lk/151734/Matara-armed-gang-robbery-main-suspect-shot-dead-
                  Was there a trial in the above case? Then what is the difference between this and LTTE justice?
                  You can claim to be wise only if you can see both sides, unblinded by tribal prejudice.

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                    oldcodger
                    You support LTTE and talk about prejudice. How absurd.
                    I am aware of the Matara case.
                    How could you compare a law enforcement officer with LTTE which is a terrorist organization.
                    Learn to understand the difference between an unarmed civilian and an armed robber.
                    Using force (a gun) by a Police Officer is legal in 3 instances. 1. Shooting an armed robber who opened fire at the Police. 2. Shooting an armed man who would be a threat to others if allowed to escape. 3. In self defence.
                    And you must know that the Police is allowed to even shoot fleeing robbers.

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              Champa if you say that there is no jungle law in Sri Lanka, you are a blatant liar. Tamils will never get justice in Sri Lanka because the judicial mechanism of Police, Bar and Bench are institutionally racist. What happened to Dinesh Chandimal proves that justice can only achieved under international judges. If it was heard by a Sinhala panel, not only he would have been exonerated saying that video recording is warped and vague, but also the three umpires and the match referee would have been banned from officiating in tests in future. Do you know what happened to Justice Sri Skandaraja who fearlessly stood up against racist government pressure to deliver judgement convicting army personnel of murdering Tamil civilians. This is the sad truth.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
                What you say is not true. If the Police, Bar and Bench are institutionally racist, how could so many LTTE hardcore terrorists went home with compensation? The truth is they are more lenient on Tamil terrorists in keeping with government’s bogus ‘reconciliation’ effort which is equal to Prabhakaran’s “peace talks” which were used as a way to regroup, rearm and refresh funding channels during the period.
                I’ve never said what Chandimal did was right.
                It is not fair to judge all Sinhalese based on Yahapalanaya’s choice of people, officials and Ministers.
                All good Sinhalese men are against the Yahapalanaya government and in the Opposition. You have to wait until 2019 Presidential Election to see a sea of changes. (I am not talking about Gotabhaya.)

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                  Champa, please do not deny the truth. Sinhalese who committed crimes against Tamils in all riots have never been brought to justice, nor Tamil victims compensated. In contrast even innocent Tamils were taken into custody for just being Tamils and all Sinhalese who were victims of LTTE have been compensated. Whom the courts are releasing is those who were arrested with thumped up charges against whom there is no case. There are several Tamils languishing in jail who were forced to sign confession by police. Does this not prove racism when Sinhala murderers are roaming free. Why is that AG department is woefully slow in bringing up charges against Tamils in remand. Why are Tamil prisoners being attacked in jail where no action had been taken to punish the Sinhala culprits. If there is a judicial system under Tamil control none of these will happen to Tamils. Only way to stop this is to grant Tamils their right to rule their land.

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                  Champa

                  You are talking as if the Sinhalese did no harm to the Tamils. The Sinhalese (with the blessings of the Buddhist monks) are responsible for physically attacking the Tamils and destroying their property right from independence. Take July ’83 as an example.

                  It was a Sunday, full moon poya day, the Sinhalese were gathered at the Buddhist temples, they took punsil, and while listening to the bana, the Priests in each temple, specially the Kelaniya vihara, were told about the attack on the 13 soldiers. Immediately the tune of the bana changed to Dutugemunu’s war against the Tamils, the temples changed into anti Tamil war schools, the monks gave all the necessary instructions to the Sinhalese on how to attack and kill those innocent Tamils. It was past mid night, early Monday morning, the Sinhala Buddhists came out of the temples charging like wild buffalos and killed the innocent Tamils, burning them alive, and looted all their belongings.

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          He never mercilessly killed civilians. The LTTE is responsible for 1% of the island’s killings . It is not what I state but a western journalist. 99% of the killings were done by the Sri Lankan state( Sinhalese armed forced and police) and Sinhalese/Muslim hooligans and thugs and 99% of their victims are innocent Tamil civilians. They killed more than 300000 Tamil civilians , 150000 in May 2009 and chased out more than a million indigenous Tamils from the island. This after making more than a million Indian origin estate Tamils stateless in the 1950s after living in the island for more than eight generations at that time and producing most of its wealth on the basis of their Indian origin, when half of the so called Sinhalese population are descended from recently migrated low caste Indian Tamils , who only arrived in the island a century or two earlier. Why weren’t they also made stateless and deported to India. Why weren’t the Kandyan and low country aristocracy another recently migrated South Indian upper castes deported back to Tamil Nadu? Why just because all these people now speak Sinhalese and call them selves Sinhalese , whereas the estate Tamils retained their Tamil identity?.It was deliberate calculated genocidal move and a war crime. The so called Sinhalese civilians that the LTTE killed in the north and east were thugs and criminals deliberately sent there by the government to terrorise the Tamil population just like the Sinhalese armed forces are doing now. Raping killing looting and stealing land. LTTE never had Kangaroo courts it was deemed very fair by the Tamils. If it was cruel Tamils will not be wanting LTTE back. This is self tells you and the world, how much we Tamils are suffering under Sinhalese army occupation. It is not the LTTE law but the Sri Lankan law that is Kangaroo, one law for the Sinhalese and another for Tamils , as seen in the case Vijayakala. Sinhalese can do anything and get away with it. Kill Tamils and Muslims kill wild animals, say outrageous racist things and incite violence. Whom are you trying to fool with your lies.

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            Talking about an outrageously racist, no one will win the contest other than you. This is the mindset I am talking about. There is a problem in Tamil mindset. We need to subject Tamil nationalism under careful study. Social scientists should work on that. Tamil nationalism is akin to fascist movements in early 1900s in Europe.

            History revisionism plays a bigger role in Tamil Nationalism in both Sri Lanka and India. Indians did not peruse the matter because their strategy was massaging Tamil ethnic ego. But Sri Lanka cannot do that and Sri Lanka faced the problem. It is high time we treat Tamil Nationalism as an issue and deal with it.

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            ‘He never mercilessly killed civilians’

            Really? Who was slitting the throats of Sinhala villagers with knlives, so that the home guards wouldn’t be alerted?

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              Paul

              They are not innocent Sinhala villagers but ex-convicts who were called home guards who were armed and settled by rabid racist politicians like lilith Athulathmudali in the Tamil heartland to kill and rape the Tamil villagers.

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          Champa,
          “All culprits were shot dead on the spot or taken to jungle and slashed the head.”
          Haven’t you been reading the papers recently? Or is it a case of selective vision?
          http://www.dailymirror.lk/151734/Matara-armed-gang-robbery-main-suspect-shot-dead-

          Was there a trial in the above case? Then what is the difference between this and LTTE justice?
          You can claim to be wise only if you can see both sides, unblinded by prejudice.

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            oldcodger
            You support LTTE and talk about prejudice.
            I am aware of the Matara case.
            How could you compare a law enforcement officer with LTTE which is a terrorist organization.
            Learn to understand the difference between an unarmed civilian and an armed robber.
            Using force (a gun) by a Police Officer is legal in 3 instances. 1. Shooting an armed robber who opened fire at the Police. 2. Shooting an armed man who would be a threat to others if allowed to escape. 3. In self defence.
            And you must know that the Police is allowed to even shoot fleeing robbers.

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              Champa,
              Please don’t pretend stupidity. Yes, the police are allowed to shoot AT fleeing robbers. But who will believe the same story of a suspect pulling out a weapon and trying to shoot the police? Once maybe, but 15 times over an year or two ?
              Here is another item:
              https://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-11389548
              The police DO carry out exra-judicial killings, including that of your godfather Wijeweera.

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      Edwin rodrigo: SL army is regreting saying they desreoyed all those Multi barrels and high explosive ammunitions.

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        Jim you are improving and starting to make sense. Samma Vayama seems to be working. Keep on trying. I will be following your progress closely and personally.

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      Edwin
      To defend her that she said it under ‘stress’ is to say that what was always working at the back of her mind came out uncontrollably triggered by circumstances. The near 100% support she received indicates that Tiger and Vadukkodai mentality is well alive. That is why I always say a Federal Sri Lanka will need huge military resources to keep it federal.
      Soma

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        Soma, Tamils want their lost sovereignty restored back to them. This right far exceeds the Tiger and Vaddukkodai mentality that you are talking of. Tamil support to Vijayakala is because she spoke the truth. There is a breakdown in law and order which is caused by Sinhala security forces and thus a need for LTTE to come back and send those Sinhala racist terrorists to hide under their beds. If you do not want to give anything substantial to Tamils, why are the Sinhala leaders across political divide promise in foreign forums that they will share land and power with Tamils. If Sinhala government does not fulfil their word, there is going to be foreign intervention, as they will say enough is enough. Look at the way Sinhala racists are living in foreign countries like dogs with their tails tucked between their legs, and there is peace. Why cannot Sinhalese in Sri Lanka follow that example, which will bring peace and justice to Tamils.

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      Pathola Edwin Rodrigos belongs to masses of Pathola SBs .. They keep electing their peoples’ leaders democratically in the last 70~80 years..,, but still in 2018, these Patholayas think they are great , High IQ people but only the leaders they keep electing democratically are bad “Patholayas”… What a foolishness??
      Einstein’s definition of insanity can be Singalized as ““The definition of PATHOLAYA is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.

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        AVB, Your definition applies to the Tamil attempts at separation doesn’t it?

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        “The definition of PATHOLAYA is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” like you commenting and commenting the same thing and expecting different responses?

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    HAPPY TO SEE THERE ARE LEARNED WOMEN AMONG TOTALLY ANTI TAMILS SINGALESE WOMEN .YOUR ARTICLE MUST OPEN THE EYES OF ALL SINGALESE POLITICAL LEADERS IN SRI-LANKA-THANK YOU

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    Why drag the SL armed forces into your problem.
    Try to resove or find solutions to such problems amoungs the public and not blame the Armed forces.
    Yes no sexual violence by LTTE but sure death by throwing innocent girls as cannon fodder.

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      KD:
      Dint the caption on the insert answer your question?

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      It is because the Sinhalese armed forces police and their paramilitaries are behind all these rapes and are getting away with it, Everyone know this.. Tamil nationalism is there because of all these acts and state sponsored Sinhalese racism that is still continuing. Tamils and the Veddah are the original people of the land. Sinhalese and the Sinhalese identity , although now a majority thanks to the large scale import of low caste South Indian labour by the Portuguese and Dutch, came much later. They have every right to this land or more so and to fight for these rights. Their lands were separate and they were ruled by their own kings until European colonisation. It was the so called Sinhalese who were largely ruled by South Indian origin kings and aristocracy and not the Tamils, Now the descendants of these so called recently imported South Indian aristocracy have become die hard Sinhalese racists , just like the descendants of the recently Sinhalised low caste South Indian imports. The former to protect their huge wealth and status and the latter to hide their very recent largely low caste Indian Tamil immigrant origin. Tamil Nationalism is different from Sinhalese Nationalism .. Tamil Nationalism seeks to protect the island’s Tamils from further Sinhalese encroachment of their lands and state sponsored discrimination. It is not espousing the discrimination of suppression of other people or forcibly stealing their lands. Sinhalese Nationalism exactly does all these things quoting the Mahavamsa that is full of fairy tales. If read the Mahavamsa sans the myths. you can see that it is the Tamils and Saivaism that has been here long before Sinhalese or Buddhism. However Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists and Nationalists continue to ignore this fact and want the entire island for the Sinhalese Buddhists and want to supress the island’s Tamils and Tamil speaking Muslims. It is dangerous , whereas Tamil Nationalism is not. Got it.

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      K.Dern

      The SL armed forces are behind every rape and murder that is taking place in the North and East.

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    “This incident is one that should serve as a wakeup call to the Government of Sri Lanka, to take gender justice provision in the north and east much more seriously “. Absolutely Dr. Chamindra. Moving further the Government should look at the entire country and deal with violence against women and girls.

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    Using a horrendous tragedy for increasing one’s vote bank among remaining supporters of a fascist organization that killed its own people and conscripted tens of thousands of child soldiers and used them as suicide killers and cannon fodder is like raping the girls all over again. Yes, terrible things are going on in Jaffna at present. Unprincipled, ruthless, cynical dog whistle politics carried on by Vijayakala, Wigneswaran, Sivajilingam et al. are one of them.

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      What a joke? Who is trying to increase the vote bank using lies and therat among ordinary Sinhalese maases? Tamil votes always remains the same. It is for devolution of power to the North East and against to the Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism. Srilanka will never be a peaceful nation because they need blood to run this country? Do you know who massacred 10,000 Sinhalese in 1970 and who massacred 60000 Sinhalese in 1989-90. It is the same blood thirsty Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism who massacred thousands of Tamils. In addition over 50000 Sinhalese youths who joined the army for nothing were lost their live while Buddhist Fundamentalists enjoy the western style life.

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      Oh yes supporter of Sinhala Buddhist Fascism. Post something intelligent instead of all your comments oozing of Sinhalese Buddhist Racist Fascism.

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    Excellent article.

    Valued.

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    The government seem to not care about the people ,rather their arrogance and ego.
    Look what’s happened today at Palliyagoda a lorry carrying dangerous chemicals have exploded and no one is aware the damage or deaths and injuries .

    Time and time people have pleaded the government not to let out large monsters Vehicles ,with and without dangerous chemicals ,instead they were so arrogant ,they ignored completely the highest number of such vehicles are during School hours and people rushing to work .

    Well they need more fuel to be burnt ,that is hard cash income ,why should they care for human life ,money is the only thing that is on their minds .

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    A sober and well reasoned out piece by Chamindra. When so many of our erstwhile politicos are shouting from roof-tops crying for the blood of Wijeyakala ,they do not understand the context and the issues involved in the Law and order situation in the North. A KNEE JERK REACTION AT the mention of the term LTTE!

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    Look how Tamil media claim the girls were raped by Sri Lanka armed forces when Tamil pedos are the ones who had actually raped the children.

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      Only psycho here is you . You do not speak the truth but lies. Even the UN has stated the Sri Lankan armed forces are full of Pedos This is why they raped a child and barged into a house of a sixty year old woman living next to an army camp as 12.AM in the morning and brutally raped her and tortured her for a couple of hours in front of her 70 year old husband who was tied up. The so called Tamil Pedos are the paramilitary that is closely connected to the Sri Lankan armed forces and Sinhalese police that are doing there dirty work. Who are you to comment racist Sinhalese from the south.. We know what is happening there and the actual situation. The racist occupying raping looting drug peddling Sinhalese armed forces that is deliberately kept there to commit these acts to terrorise the Tamil population and to oversee large scale Sinhalese colonisation of Tamil areas ( this is why they seem to be installing Budda statues under every Bo tree in the north and building Viharas even on destroyed Hindu temples) should be kicked out and Tamil policeman should replace them for law and order. All confiscated Tamil homes lands should be returned and not Sinhalese or others settled there,. Sinhalese ministers who incite racism like stating Tamils should be made stateless and their wealth confiscated, should severely and publicly reprimanded and punished and should be kicked out of the government. Why is this not being done. Vijayakala was forced to resign for stating the obvious truth as she was a Tamils but these Sinhalese racists and rabble rousers are allowed to remain unpunished and keep on making racist remarks. Sri Lankan law. One for the Sinhalese and another for the Tamils.

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        Your Tamil men rape Tamil girls and sell videos of raping the innocent girls. Then you blame it on Sinhala people and government at large. the problem is in YOU. Deal with it. When will Tamils as a society and grow up to acknowledge their wrongs and find solutions to that?

        Are Tamils some special kind of adult babies? Should Tamils be allowed to kill others and massacre others at will and still be able to venerate the killers? When Tamil racists peddle in Tamil chauvinism, should Sinhalese and other non Tamils be responsible for that?

        We are not here to take the blame for the ills of a dysfunctional Tamil society.

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          Hardly any rapes or other violence was occurring in the Tamil areas of the north and east and drug problems were unheard of until after May 2009, when hundreds of thousands of Sinhalese troops were stationed in the north and east. More than 2/3 Sri Lankan armed forces stationed these areas. This is a deliberate move to terrorise the Tamil population into submission and also to make Tamils move away from the north and east as much as possible by making life impossible for them , as they have to live in fear of being killed violently raped , their goods stolen. Tamils are also denied any purposeful employment in their own areas by the large scale confiscation of their lands and homes and the import of thousands of Sinhalese from south. Aim is to empty the Tamils lands of Tamils through fear and lack of employment and other opportunities, so that they move and scatter everywhere, making them ineffectual to fight for any meaningful rights and also to make it easy for the Sinhalese and others to move in easily into these emptied Tamil lands. We all know that the so called Tami para militaries are run by the Sri Lankan armed forces.

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            “Hardly any rapes or other violence was occurring in the Tamil areas of the north and east”. ‘Hardly any’ is hardly enough to convince me. How much is hardly? One a day or a half a dozen a day? How about the attempted rapes, which end up in total failures, that occur every night in many Tamil homes?

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            Assault with a friendly weapon: You cannot call what our guys did in N and E as rape. The worst you can call them is ‘assault with a friendly weapon’. Most were committed to put the poor young wives married to men in 50’s out of their misery.

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            In way VK is right. If the LTTE comes back there will be no such ‘assaults’, friendly or unfriendly, in N & E. AK 47’s and Uzis are no match for the friendly weapons that our guys have.

            .

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          Chromosome 18: Sach, raping is not the only problem that Tamils have. They have a chromosomal disorder in Chromosome 18, known as suicidomy 18sc. It is a common disorder in which all or part of the short arm (sc) of chromosome 18 is deleted. One may even say that this short arm commits suicide. The unfortunate result is that this makes the owner follow the ‘short arm’ and commit suicide. That is how they become Suicide bombers. Perhaps, not all the Tamils are Suicide bombers. But all Suicide Bombers have been Tamils.
          .
          The Mahaveer syndrome is another aspect of the same problem. Not only do Tamils commit suicide in a frenzy to seek glory, but they venerate the act.

          .
          The Mahaveer theory is difficult to verify because Security Personnel have been unable to question Suicide bombers who have blown themselves up. Some say that the love Tamils have for Chikkkken Curry is responsible for this chromosomal disorder. However, we have been unable to catch any Chikkkken alive to verify this theory.

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      Sachoo,
      How are you so sure?
      Were you on the spot doing the video?

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    Tamil Nationalism/Chauvinism

    In Sri Lanka social scientists very rarely study Tamil Chauvinism. Because they go by this pre-conceived notion that Sinhala nationalism is the root of all evil in this country and try to find answers in a place they cannot find any. But Tamil Nationalism needs careful study.

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    Vijayakala Maheswaran has sacrificed her ministerial post to uphold democratic tradition, but punished for an innocuous speech which stemmed from her desperate anguish over the state of affairs in Jaffna which was meant as a praise for LTTE’s maintenance of crime free disciplined life of people.
    Wimal who threatened to bomb the parliament is appreciated
    Asgiriya Mahanayaka’s pleading for a Hitler rule is applauded, while a Buddhist Monk who praised Mr. Prabaharan as the honest and true leader is also not condemned but well received with no charges against these people for their statements.
    This shows how deep the racism, chauvinism, is entrenched in the minds of Sinhalese leaders, clergy, Judiciary and in all administration in the country which seems to be encouraged day by day by those who are supposed to promote reconciliation and rule of law??? –
    Mahinda clan is awaiting every available opportunity to boost their political fortunes wishing their crimes, bribes and corruption etc. to fade away and ignored by the Sri Lankan Judicial System.
    It is not Vijayaka Maheswaran but only the Sri Lankan Government is resurrecting the LTTE to harvest the Sinhalese votes and win elections.
    Long live the Sri Lankan politics of racism, communalism and chauvinism.

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    Vijayakala created the right environment for Vigneshwaran to ask for police powers to NPC so that Wellala people can suppress any uprising of Daliths. According to the Report on Power Sharing low caste Demalu in the North do not want police and land powers given to NPC because NPC is controlled by Wellala Demalu who treat low caste Demalu as filth. Actually, Prabhakaran had done a good thing by improving the status of low caste Demalu because he himself belonged to low caste. However, after LTTE was defeated the situation has changed. Some schools now refuse to admit low caste people. But Demala politicians keep on chanting the Mantra ‘Racist Sinhalese are discriminating against Demalu’ and spread Sinhalaforbia among ordinary people. Sinhalayo should start a campaign to convince the ordinary Demalu that their real enemy is Wellala Demalu and not Sinhalayo. As long as Wellala guys control Demala politics, there will not be reconciliation between North and South. But Demalu who move to South live happily with Sinhalayo.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “But Demalu who move to South live happily with Sinhalayo.”

      Of course the Demalu live happily from their own earned income which makes you envy of them which results in riots and you have field day and looting, burning their property and raping and killing them.

      How much did you profit from recent riots in Kandy?

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    Vijeyakala has had this ‘fond memory blips’ in the past but this time “Tension, tension……….”. Wittingly or otherwise this has led to thunder and lightening.
    Let the voters decide.

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    Dear Author and all participants,
    We all see here the author is not politically and racially motivated. When we look at the problems of Sri Lanka from the time of independence, it will dawn to the whole world there is no stop to racism and oppression of Tamils by the ruling majority Sinhalese Governments. After 2015 January to date it is conclusively proved there will be no way for the Tamils to take care of not only their lands and properties but also their lives. This is very evident in todays situation in the North. The Government will never do anything good for the Country as a whole which we have seen over and over again. Politicians in the North thrive cheating the victims and enjoying the perks and the politicians in the South holding the overall power thrive for the genocide of Tamils. The chance the Tamil leaders got with the international community for reconciliation is also lost by their greed. How do you expect the armed forces to do anything good for the North and East? You must be dumb and blind to get the forces entrenched in the North or the Government to do anything good for Tamils.

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      Richard, You are so Right;
      Sri Lanka is supposed to be a Democracy.
      The Government has no Right to Curb Free Speech!
      Vijayakala had the Right to Point out where the Government was Heading, and make them aware of the situation in the North, even by Shocking them in to Activity!
      Not asking for Her Resignation!

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        See how fake liberals whitewash Tamil chauvinism. This is the problem in SL. The marxists and so called liberals have given a license for the Tamils to be chauvinists.

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    I Say Vijayakala MAehswaran is right. LTTE should be brought back.

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      Jim softy

      “I Say Vijayakala MAehswaran is right. LTTE should be brought back.”

      Are you planning to get some defense contracts?
      Why do you need money at your ripe old age.
      You should wind down slowly and prepare for the day of redemption.

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    “There have been next to no news reports on the above incident in the Sri Lankan media. “

    Shame on mainstream media including CT.

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    Vijakala did us a favour .

    She sent a waring single

    Ifvany citizen is dreaming that the Tigers will forgive and forget ,you are in delution .

    They ate like the Vulture. It is the most patient bird .

    They will get even onedsy ,unless you can really make it up ,You won’t and will never .

    2021 won’t be a great financial break through ,it most probably be the return of the war with the return of the Rajapakshes

    How do you deal with drugs ,murder ,kidnap ,foreign Mafia and the return of the Tiggers ,?.

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      To defend her that she said it under ‘stress’ is to say that what is always working at the back of her mind came out uncontrollably due to circumstances. The near 100% support she received indicates that majority of the Tamils are of the same view and Sambandan’s peace overtures are all fake and deceitful. Tiger and Vadukkodai mentality is well well alive and the Sinhalese should understand the reality.
      That is why I always say a Federal Sri Lanka will need huge military resources to keep it federal.
      Soma

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        somass

        “To defend her that she said it under ‘stress’ is to say that what is always working at the back of her mind came out uncontrollably due to circumstances. “

        So did Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa mean when he advised the armed forces to carpet bomb Vanni and wished Parliament be bombed from above and swiped out of existence if it dared to pass a new constitution as proposed by the present government.

        Being a clown he never meant it.
        Being a hypocrite you never want to challenge him.

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          What percentage of Sinhalese support Weerawansa and what percentage of Tamils support Vijayakala?
          Soma

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            somass

            “What percentage of Sinhalese support Weerawansa and what percentage of Tamils support Vijayakala?”

            Electoral history of Vijayakala Maheswaran
            2010 parliamentary – 7,160 votes
            2015 parliamentary – 13,071

            Electoral history of Wimal Weerawansa

            2004 parliamentary – 237,185
            2010 parliamentary – 280,672
            2015 parliamentary – 313,801

            You should work out the percentage yourself as I am unable to access certain data required for the calculation.

            Please just accept like Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa your brain must have been hidden away deep, deep deep into a hole where there is no trace of common sense or compassion, ………… Bigotry/racism makes you think you are clever or too clever.

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        Well said soma. The PM must have discussions with the Tamil parties and settle the problem on the basis of power sharing. RMB Senanayake

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    Dr. Chaminda Weerawardana: I wish to make a special request to you. Could you please, assemble all these Tamil Politicians, including the Leader of the Opposition PLUS these “State Ministers” and all the rest to be NATIONAL POLITICIANS and work together on finding solutions to “National Problems” that confront the “Women and Children” of this country. That could be the “GREATEST SERVICE” you can render while being a person concerned of “Women and Child” affairs. I question you: Have you SEEN what is going on in the WHOLE COUNTRY in relation to the “Indiscriminate Harassment” and “Abuse” (both sexual and criminal) of women and children of this country in North/South/East & West? Please talk of all that without confining to particular territorial boundaries. That is what we expect from all Politicians and Civil Society activists.

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    I thought Vijayakalani was trying to resurrect Piraharan and his LTTE Boys & Girls to protect the Widows and their kids from the people who raped and murdered two Tamil schoolgirls after the Yahapalanaya kicked in…..
    Apparently it is not the case.
    This Doctor .is interested in protecting the Tamil Widows and Girls in the North from the Srilankan Army Boys.
    Plus, the Doctor wants to go even further to force the Army to implement , Yahapalana Gender and same Sex Equality legislation , although Dr Ranil hasn’t got the ok yet for his Legislation …
    If this TamilNet Report is True, what the hell is happening in the Peninsula?.
    * The CM there is from the TNA.
    * Mr Sampathar and Mr Abraham appointed the CM.
    * Yahapalanaya is all about pleasing Mr sampathar, who in fact walked into the biggest Army Camps and was offered Morning Tea by the Commanders. in the very first year of Yahapalanaya..
    * Top Wheelers and Dealers from the Western Embassies, the UN and Norway make frequent visits to Jaffna.
    * In fact the recently retired US Ambassador went to Jaffna to say farewell.
    * The current The Army Commander was hand picked by the Yahapalanaya.
    * Army commanders in the peninsula are hand picked under Yahapalana Instructions.
    * Police is totally under the UNP IGP Pujitha who doesn’t hesitate to even arrest Buddhist Monks whom, some members of the unP cabinet do not have much time for.. .
    * Vijayakalani is a Senior UNP Member who represents the TAMIL community in Colombo and was hand picked by Dr Rranil the Yahapalana Prime Minister.
    When I think about it Ms Vijayakalani should have been in the Cabinet.
    And Vijayakalani could have put her suggestions in a Cabinet Paper with the help of the experienced heavy hitters like Dr Rajitha and Mr Mangala.

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      KASmaalam

      “If this TamilNet Report is True, what the hell is happening in the Peninsula?.”

      You tell me. Dr Mahinda generously informs Sumanthiran LTTE is regrouping to kill him. It means his brother is actively looking for targets.

      ” The current The Army Commander was hand picked by the Yahapalanaya.”

      Most of the soldiers/war criminals were recruited and brain washed under Dr Gota.

      “Vijayakalani is a Senior UNP Member who represents the TAMIL community in Colombo and was hand picked by Dr Rranil the Yahapalana Prime Minister.”

      She does not represent Colombo Tamil Community. She was elected MP for Jaffna district in 2010 and now representing the people of northern islands, Jaffna district. I know you are stupid however you do not need to prove it time and again. You should check your facts with Bandula Jayasekara.

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        Dear Native,
        Thanks for letting me know..
        Wonder why She escorted Swiss Kumar to Colombo?
        She could have easily taken him to One of those Northern Islands.
        Wonder why Mahinda didn’t tell Sampathar . Why did he go to Abraham?.
        Does Abraham represent the Northern Islands too?…

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          Are you sure she escorted Swiss Kumar to Colombo?
          Sirisena went all the way to the victim’s home to condole. Ask him.

          “She could have easily taken him to One of those Northern Islands.”

          The incident took place in an island.

          “Wonder why Mahinda didn’t tell Sampathar”

          Why don’t you ask him while you are on duty carrying …………………?


          “Does Abraham represent the Northern Islands too?…”

          I know the answer however you have to do your own search for facts.

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          KASmaalam

          Did you know an ammonia gas cylinder had exploded inside a container vehicle at the Peliyagoda fish market?

          Do you smell something bad?
          Are VP & LTTE behind this explosion?
          Gota might find Tiger tail caught among exploded cylinders.

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    The government is crying through the nose to show it cannot do any justice for Tamils because they are calling back Pirapaharan. Chamindra is carrying the spittoon for Appe Aanduwa by showing Vidya’s case against Vijayakala. That is only a cheap tactics from 1948, which the Sinhala governments are showing. Their maim standoff is Tamils deserve discrimination because either British favored them or it was British used the divide and rule and Tamils are just dancing for that, but have no discrimination against them. Chamindra has only one point. That is gender inequality. But, 3:1 occupation by Rapist Army and the government’s Sinhala Only Jury verdict against Tamils is problem for Tamils. When their which case based on Minority protection section 29 of Soulbury Constitution, against the Indian Pakistani Acts was dismissed by Supreme Court, every matter turned out to be a problem to Tamils. In the Nirmalarupan Case, where he was tortured until he fell painted, for asking him to transfer to Vavuniya prison where his relative can visit to him, and then he tied to hospital bet without treatment for naturally die, the Supreme Court verdict that Tamil are terrorist and they need not be given the right to Fundamental petition is still outstanding as binding. Chamindra has to get out of, his only concern of, Gender Inequality, in Tamils’ cases.

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    Chamindra knows the LTTE maintained the Tamils culture of no single rape during their administration whether it was in their army or in their de facto state. It was not known of only from LTTE. Until the end of 1970s, North was most crime free area in the land. It suddenly turns out to be a land producing Child rape videos and exporting to Western countries, just in Vidya’s case. Is a race’s culture so easily flip flop- able in two three years of war end? They was many other cases of Army raping School girls forcing Tamil criminal or Ex-rebels to confess that case. You have to remember Pillaiyan case was stopped in the court for three years because he said he was hire by Old Royals to target New Royals. When want him just to confess Parajasingham, TNA MP’s murder, he is not accepting.
    It was full-fledged UNP’s involvement is suggested in Vidya case. UNP threatened and forced the famous Tamil lawyer from representing Vidya family. It forcefully appointed three Sinhala Lawyers to the Tamil family. It technically transferred to the spot the Tamils’ Iconic judge Ilancheliyan to deliver the verdict. It has hidden the DIG who transferred the prime suspect to Colombo; he is nowhere to be found. Vidya’s mother, for no apparent reason, has been kept in prison just the middle of Sinhala families. There is no reason why she was plug out of her family surrounding; then there was no reason why the case was transferred to Jaffna. . There was no DNA evidences of the rapists were submitted to the court.

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    For more than one year police telling many excuses to produce the DNA results, one was police did not have money to pay for the lab.( But Pirapaharan test was done in 12 hours and DNA results were as positive and the body was burned. What all these shameless dramas are?) The accused claimed it was the Karainagar who Navy raped Vidya, in the open court. But judges did not get further into that. Latter Vijayakala came into the case. Nobody believe if Vijayakala has connection on saving criminals, because Tamils never believed that it was the criminals who were punished in Vidya’s case. So they think Vijayakala is justified if her parties are innocents on any of the accusation went to the court.
    Vijayakala became State minster for Women and Child affairs recently (It appears to be you purposefully hiding the fact that she is minister for “Women and Children”. The Vidya’s old case was not connected to hers new Position. She has every moral right to discharge her new position ethically and lawfully. We accept Gender Inequality is problems for Lankawe, but it is only tiny problem for Tamil comparing with all other problems they have.
    A Balanced Judgment is not if a thief has stolen a 100 Rs from a victims then forcing the victim to share the 100 rs 50:50 with the thief. Thief has to pay the 100Rs back. He has to pay penalties for causing troubles to victim. He has to go to prison for the theft. That is the balanced judgement. Chaminda has to get out his cocoon and has view things in their perspectives and to write better comments.

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      Mally,
      You seem to be an expert on all good deeds of the LTTE.
      Is this Vijakalani Maheswaran relative of Uma Mahenswaran?…

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        KASmaalam

        “Is this Vijakalani Maheswaran relative of Uma Mahenswaran?…”

        I smell a rat!.
        Are you fishing out for a rich well connected Vellala partner from the North?
        Modern single women are not desperate to marry.

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          Dear Native,
          Diaspora and Cinnamon Gardens have a lot.
          Are there any left in the North?..I mean Jaffna..

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    Crocodile tears are more real than dumb house wife turned politician Vijayakala’s tears over Tamils.
    /
    Wasn’t here husband killed by LTTE terrorists??? Was she a victim of domestic disputes??? is that why she’s praising LTTE???
    She lives in Colombo and her children are said to be studying at private schools in Colombo. So she’s complicity clueless about the atrocities that were been committed by LTTE terrorists in the North.

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      Johnny Baby

      “Crocodile tears are more real than dumb house wife turned politician Vijayakala’s tears over Tamils.”

      Read stupid baby:
      Crocodiles Really Shed Tears While Eating, Study Says
      https://news.nationalgeographic.com/
      news/2007/10/071010-crocodile-tears.html

      “Wasn’t here husband killed by LTTE terrorists???”

      Ask Gota, he knows inside out of the story.

      “She lives in Colombo and her children are said to be studying at private schools in Colombo. So she’s complicity clueless about the atrocities that were been committed by LTTE terrorists in the North.”

      I have never been to black hole however I know it exist.

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    Chaminda,
    There is NO TAMIL NATION on planet earth, so there can’t be Tamil nationalism unless they would secede TAMIL NADU from Indian union. The reason Sinalalese are nationalistic is because Sinhalese have their very own nation- Sri Lanka.

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      There was no Sinhalese nation but there were Tamil nations and the a Tamil empire that ruled most of SE Asia and was instrumental for the spread of Indian culture Hinduism and Buddhism to most of Asia. Borobudur and Ankor Wat are living examples of this. Most of the time Sinhalese were ruled by Tamil kings and aristocrats and all their descendants only took on a Sinhalese identity to safeguard their wealth. This is why the Kandyan convention is mostly signed in Tamil and this includes the ancestor of anti Tamil Srimavo. He signed his name in Tamil as Ravathai and not Ratwatte which the family later Sinhalised. The Tamil areas in the island was a separate land and nation from ancient times , ruled separately by Tamil kings and chiefs. It is thanks to the British the Eelam Tamils lost their ancient nation to Sinhalese racists like you , who are largely descended from low caste Indian Tamil immigrants.. The British had no right to have done what they did in 1948 and create all this problems. Now the Tamils are facing genocide at the hands of Sinhalese Buddhist fascists like you thanks to the British. The British never favoured the Tamils it is a myth that Sinhalese racists like to say. The British always favoured the Sinhalese and used the Tamils. This is the truth. The British recruited qualified people for their civil service and the Sri Lankan Tamils were qualified the Sinhalese were not , if they were , they were also recruited. Despite opening numerous schools in Sinhalese areas , the Sinhalese largely refused western education only their upper classes and the Sinhalese Catholics along the western coast took up to western education and were also recruited by the British. The Tamils took up to western education, as they came from the more arid parts of the country. Stop posting nonsense. The British are responsible for the plight that the Eelam Tamils now find themselves in have should pay for what they did .

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        Real Siva Sankaran Sharma aka Goebbles reborn is in action again carrying forward the project started by Chelvanayakam to distort the history of Sinhale. Keep on trying but you will never succeed.

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      Sinhalese have their very own nation???

      Where???

      In Mars???

      I think in this entire Earth, Only the Sinhala race is foolish enough to believe that a Sri Lankan nation means a ‘Sinhala’ nation just because the Sinhalese are more in number (majority). LOL!

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        Northern Man,

        Why the hell then British called this island Ceylon?

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          Lanaka Puri in the name appearing for Ceylon in Mahabharata. It is talking about Ravana, Dravidian Tamil ruling the Island. It is from where Mahanama picked up his story’s starting part. He has not cited that he was seeking any Yakka race was living in Ceylon. He too names his story Mahavamsa, in line with Mahabharata.

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            Shenali your mind is clouded by Sinhala racism. It was Portuguese who first called the island Ceilao and then Dutch Zeylan. The name Ceylon was given by British derived from these. Geologically it has been proved that Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu were a single land mass before sea upheaval separated them more than 10,000 years ago. This corroborates with the claim of a Tamil homeland of Kumari Kandam (continent) encompassing South India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and beyond. After separation, the island was called Eelam (land of Elu or proto Tamil speakers). This has been turned into Sanskrit name of Hela (there is no H in Dravidian languages). The name Lanka is first mentioned in Mahabaratha which is a myth. In Mahabaratha Ravana the king of Lanka is portrayed as a Saivite (Siva worshipper) and Dravidian. This shows that in ancient times there were no Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. This corroborates with the presence of five Siva temples in five corners of island – Keeerimalai in north, Mannar in north west, Trincomalee in east, Chilaw in west and Dondra in south. Sri Lanka was named Serendib (Seran Thivu) by Arabs and Taprobame (Thambaravaruni) by Greeks.

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              10,00 years ago the so called movements of land occred and British isles were separated from Europe.

              Brahma created the British who came down south and made India and took Indian Colonial Parasites all over the world.

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