19 September, 2018

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Vijayakala’s Protests Repeat What Northern Tamils Are Grousing About: Integrate Tamil Ex-Militants Into Society

By Kumar David –

Prof. Kumar David

There are few things at this late stage of life that give me more pleasure than thumbing my nose at racists, craven politicians and adults who believe in Aesop’s fables; all these types I hope are outraged by this piece. Here is a summary of what I will elaborate in the remainder of this article.

* There has to be a genuine, well thought out and energetic programme to rehabilitate Tamil ‘youth’ who were involved in the civil war back into society and the democratic process 

* Sinhala chauvinists will demonise this as capitulation to Tamil terrorism (for example Dayan Jayatilleka’s piece “Vijayakala’s suicide bombing, Northern Nazism, the Tamil Hitler and north-south politics”). Such efforts must be exposed, opposed and eviscerated. 

* Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Joint Opposition are the principal organs of chauvinism, the Dead Left of Vasudeva, Vitarana and Raja Colure its auxiliaries, reactionary monks its ideologues, former military officers its strong-arm and businesses finance it. The rising Hitler is Gota.

* The UNP section of this government has done much less than it could have to redress post-war grievances of Northern Tamils. The President and SLFP are ingrained racists – refusal to release or prosecute Tamil political prisoners is one example of betrayal of a Sirisena election pledge.

* The LTTE and Prabaharan were terrorists and assassinated Duraippa, Amirthalingam, Rajiv Gandhi and Premadasa, made an attempt on Chandrika’s life, and carried out indiscriminate bombing of civilian targets. They murdered Rajini, Neelan, Anandarajan, Vijeyakala’s husband Maheswaran and many others. The LTTE slew hundreds of cadres of other militant groups. 

* At the same time, however, it stood up and fought against Tamil oppression and for this reason Tamils admire Prabaharan and the LTTTE. This and the previous point are facts of history that cannot be wished away by apologists on either side of the chauvinist divide. History is what was, not what the par-blind wish it had been.

Vijayakala

I believe these points are true, not conjecture. It would be marvellous if it were not so, but if wishes were wings, pigs would fly. I also believe that it is from this prevailing reality that we must start out if we are to understand and progress. The first condition is intellectual integrity; I invite you to accept these points as a truthful summary of the status quo. Austin Fernando says in another context “It will be difficult if politicians, public service leaders, law enforcers, judiciary, media and civil society do not individually and severally shoulder the reform process”. But hopes of such felicitous unanimity are farfetched, hence oft times we will need to swim against hostile currents.

I can only make a rough estimate of the number of cadres not only of the LTTE but also of other movements (TELO, PLOT, EPRLF and EROS) who still stand outside the political process though many individuals and organisations have already re-entered the mainstream. There are12,000 Tamil political prisoners – I presume nearly all are former armed cadres. If one adds to this those not apprehended or who quit the movements before the war ended but continue to be resentful of the Sinhala State, the number of ex-cadres who psychologically stands outside the system is much larger, maybe 30,000 to 50,000. 

There are in addition sympathisers who did not get involved in the war, and also Tamils who since the end of the war have come to feel alienated. The 5 July Daily News editorially intones “Although the LTTE was militarily defeated, Tamil youth still harbour nostalgia. Chief Minister Wigneswaran, who is not shy of defending the LTTE, has a huge such following. Vijayakala has no alternative but to follow if she hopes to re-enter parliament.” This suggests that the alienated Tamil population that shuns the state may number in the hundreds of thousands; a perilous predicament for Lanka’s future.

In the case of the JVP, after the insurrection of 1971, and after the Pol-Potinian savagery of 1989-90 when more lives are said to have been lost than in the civil-war, governments and civil society came to their senses and evolved a programmes that brought the JVP within the bounds of democracy and the social ethos of the nation. However there is opposition to an undertaking of similar nature in the case of Tamil ex-militants. This is partly for racial reasons (villains of the “other race” are more hated than villains of “our race”). The other reason is that race-baiting propagandists of the Rajapaksa genre (eg. Jayatilleka’s piece cited above) exert themselves to keep ethnic antagonism alive. Some media outlets use Vijayakala’s controversial speech as a mirror image of Asgiriya Anunayake Vendaruwe Upali’s exhortation to Gota to embrace Hitler as his role model. This is incorrect as I will argue below.

The way the JVP was rehabilitated was correct, though the regimes of the day also blundered. In like manner ex-LTTE cadres too should be brought within the democratic political process. This would be wise. Whether a new-style LTTE (like the new-style post-Wijeweera JVP) will one day enter the mainstream is speculative and depends on willingness the hypothetical new-style, maybe new-name, entity to renounce terrorism and embrace democratic norms. Let us leave speculation aside and for now focus on creating avenues for individuals to acquire political legitimacy. To this extent Vijayakala is on the ball and on sound moral ground; her courage is praiseworthy. I am afraid I don’t know more about her except to say I support her campaign of opposition to the incarceration of Tamil youth without trial.

Her anger that school-girls are raped, that parents are afraid to send children outdoors, that the dire condition of widows has been ignored and that the return of some lands seized by the military is all that has been done, is a constant refrain I hear from Jaffna people. Lanka e-news translates Vijayakala as having said: “If our children and women are to come home safely, an LTTE administration is again necessary”. I think it is obvious if you listen to the whole speech that hers is an expression of exasperation; a verbal ejaculation to say ‘Tamils did not have such a bad time even when they lived under those bastards who killed my husband’. The reasons for her anger are understandable and acceptable though taken literally her statement is a politically stupid verbal excess even if the precise intent of “bad time” is arguable. Interestingly though, Vijayakala, whatever party she contests from, is certain to be returned to parliament with a thumping majority next time. A spate of such events, if they occur, will set the scene for the next stage in Lanka’s ethnic imbroglio.

There are demands to bring her to trial for treason and lock her up; preventing her re-election may be a motive, though I don’t think dimwits think that far ahead. Be that as it may, on the one hand while I am opposed to secession at the present time, simultaneously I opine that threatening those who campaign for secession with imprisonment is undemocratic and an impediment to freedom of expression. Such laws should be repealed. Should 2 million voters in Catalonia in October 2017 (90%) and 1.6 million in Scotland (45%) in September 2014 be put behind bars, greatly swelling the expenses of their respective Spanish and Britannic Majesties?

I hope Vijayakala stands firm and refuses to retract the concerns she is projecting. What are they? No credible development programme in the North, fear and insecurity, refusal to form an Administrative Secretariat in the Thennamarachi District, little done for 30,000 war widows etc. Now she has been forced to resign her ministership because the government is in a funk in the face of a chauvinist backlash; but thankfully this will free her hands to stand firm on the national question. Elections are due and a fascistic-chauvinist tide is on the rise, it is no surprise that the UNP and its leaders are sallow cowards; the country trapped between diffidence and extremism. Nevertheless it remains true that though a UNP-Ranil (or Karu or Mangala or Sajith) victory promises little for the morrow, a Gota-UPFA-Mahinda conquest will herald hard-power and a diminution of freedom. 

To stem this trend we cannot depend on possible UNP presidential candidates, whether Ranil, Karu, Sajith, nor on the UNP’s parliamentary morons. Sirisena is an insidious fifth-column, the Dead Left traitors. The Better-Left (JVP, ULF, Bahu’s NSSP etc.) and the residues of liberalism need to pull together. Left-unity is useful, but paradoxically the obstacle is the JVP, potentially its biggest beneficiary. A united left and bold liberals who are willing to align must, without illusions but out of necessity, collaborate with the UNP, democratic SLFPers and Tamil and Muslim organisations. The challenge of working together demands flexibility and intelligence; both in woeful short supply especially in the JVP. The unwillingness, nay the obstacles placed in the way of a left-unity strategy by the JVP, which it is in a position to spearhead, prior to dealing with the UNP and SLFP, is hard to comprehend. 

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    Rehabilitating ex-LTTE cadre is now a long way journey as Vijayakala and some other Tamil politicians tend to promote LTTE.
    If Sinhalese had any sympathy towards LTTE cadre, it has gone with Vijayakala’s speech which made people sick with apprehension.
    This is the problem with Tamil politicians. Without terrorism, racism, and separatism they can’t do politics in the North.

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      Champa,
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      Rehabilitation may be a long journey, but it must be undertaken. Reading your many comments here:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lanka-must-not-reintroduce-the-death-penalty/
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      I see that you don’t want to be a hate monger against other communities. As Prof. David says, at this moment, he is not for separation (see, even he doesn’t want to be rigidly against separatism), dreaming of separation should not be turned in to a punishable offence. We’ve got to win people over. Yes, I know that many of our own people would, understandably, oppose kindly treatment of the defeated cadres. Should we not lead the move to change such intolerance?
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      That last sentence of yours states a fact, doesn’t it? We deplore it, wish these people could be like Alfred Duraiappa. When they are not what we prescribe for them, must we condemn them so strongly. When you do that, Native Vedda calls you names.
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      Let’s unite as humans, and fight racism. That means tolerating Vijayakala’s sharp tongue. She’s unarmed, isn’t she? Adopt the attitude good Prof. David advocates.
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      To Taraki, (below) I say, that we must stop the return of political violence by showing that it is not necessary.

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        Dear Sinhala_Man, The culture of continuous suppression has caused the ethnic wounds to fester. No more Band-aids. What is required is a surgical procedure.

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          Unreal,
          So your surgical procedure is to send back all Tamils and Muslims to their motherland Tamil Nadu.

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            Johnny silly Baby

            “So your surgical procedure is to send back all Tamils and Muslims to their motherland Tamil Nadu.”

            Its what I have been telling this forum however when they go they must take their fellow kallthonies the (zealot converts ) Sinhala/Buddhist with them and you should be in the first boat back to your ancestral homeland, South India.

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        Sinhala man
        It is the Tamil politicians who should be rehabilitated first.
        Sinhalese have no problem with ordinary Tamils in the North.
        The problem here is not our hesitation to rehabilitate LTTE cadre. It is a trust issue. Once rehabilitated, extensively, even the hardcore terrorists and other high risk criminals could be absorbed into the community. Rehabilitation could work where punishment fails as seen with today’s issue of reinstating death penalty for drug traffickers who operate even behind bars.
        The problem is what is the guarantee that these rehabilitated LTTE cadre will not be lured into terrorist activities again by Tamil politicians like Vijayakala who glorifies Prabhakaran openly?
        Having said that there are sure ways to rehabilitate inmates. You will have to wait until the end of 2019 to see my ideas.
        I wish to place on record that it is the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who saved the lives of these hardcore LTTE cadre. Like Barack Obama if he also maintained “no prisoners policy”, you would never have been able to see them alive.
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        I am not bothered about Native Vedda at all. He can call me thousand names. Haven’t you heard Sinhala man; “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

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          Champa

          From your writings I can easily identify you as an intelligent, well-educated and you are eloquent in the language. I like your style of writing and have learnt a lot reading yours.

          But I do not agree with your ideas and views. May be there is a language divide.

          Anyone has the right to speak what he wants and he/she is not culpable to be punished by any law. One becomes culpable only when positive action is done to accomplish what was said. It merely amounts to ‘thinking aloud’.

          This was known to me since my school days when my teachers used to tell us.

          Vijayakala has not broken any law for merely saying what she said and am sure any decent court will declare ‘not guilty’ verdict.

          Certainly you and anyone has the right to criticize and that is your right. But no action can be taken to arrest her.

          In that case Wimal Weerawansa said he wants to bomb the parliament. He has the right to say but he did not follow it up by action. So that merely amounts to ‘thinking aloud’.

          We all think very nasty things fortunately we did not voice our minds.

          I am declaring openly, I want to rob the bank and become rich. I want to conquer the world and am telling this to you, why don’t you get the police to arrest me?

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            Shrikharan
            Wimal never said he “wants” to bomb the Parliament. What you said is not his words. What he said was “a bomb will fall on the Parliament from the top, if the Federal Constitution is passed with majority.”
            What Vijayakala said is against the law and against the Constitution. LTTE is a banned terrorist outfit in Sri Lanka. Under Anti-terrorism laws, she should have been arrested. But it didn’t happen as the government protects her the same way they protected her without taking a statement from her for helping Vidya’s murderer Swiss Kumar to flee. The government dragged the case for two years to protect Vijayakala.

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              I can’t now remember what role Vijayakala played in that terrible Vidya murder. I’ll try to check.
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              I do remember that Swiss Kumar fled.
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              Wimal W. is a past master at using veiled threats and innuendo. His words that you quote are much worse than anything Vijayakala said.
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              As for the need for a New Constitution, that was a central pledge of the Common Candidate in January 2015. However, we must get the sanction of the people at a Referendum. The sanction of the majority of voting citizens. To do otherwise is to cheat. Note that I don’t say that a majority of the Sinhalese should approve: in any case with the ballot being secret it will only be conjecture as to how people voted. All citizens of Sri Lanka are equal. That is my view.
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              It is perfectly possible that I may settle for less – but I will not be happy.

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            Dear Champa,
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            We have to take risks.
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            See, Shrikharan, is obviously a Tamil speaker. Like me, he, too has always found you intelligent (and sincere, may I add). One thing that I don’t understand is this admiration that you have for Wimal Weerawansa.
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            I wish Native Vedda wouldn’t call you names. That said, I think that most of the time, NV and Amarasiri do a fantastic job, given the number of comments they make.
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            Living on this lovely island, wouldn’t it be nice to stop gazing at a computer screen all day, go out and till the ground, or just gambol in the sun!
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            I know that’s just a lovely dream – but isn’t that what we should be working towards?

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              Sinhala_Man, I find your, ‘One thing that I don’t understand is this admiration that you have for Wimal Weerawansa’, quite amusing. For one, what Champa has is veneration!
              Nextly, your admiration of the President is no less of an admiration!!
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              I don’t give a damn to Champa’s views. His views are not balanced. If balanced, would he have declared, ‘she should have been arrested’.
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              Chapa has found her guilty with no proper understanding of the context, intent, or purpose.

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                Dear Unreal,
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                I don’t “admire” the President any more. I don’t personally dislike the man, but I have recognised how much he is letting everybody down by not announcing clearly that he is quitting all of politics in 2020.
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                If he does that, it may be that we will all once again hail him as a good man.
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                I also think that we have to understand that many Sinhalese get very emotional. Their expression of that signifies to me a basic sincerity which is preferable to being calculating and cold-blooded. This applies to both Champa and My3.
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                However, My3 seems to be now making calculations – and they are the wrong calculations.
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                So, try to understand the emotions of the Sinhalese.
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                The hitch is that the Sinhalese make no effort to understand that it is emotion that led Vijeyakala to express herself as she did.
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                And moving beyond emotions, there is the hard fact that it’s taken so long, and you Tamils continue to suffer. Shall stop now, to say something to NV.

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              Sinhala_Man

              “I wish Native Vedda wouldn’t call you names.”

              I too wish Native Vedda wouldn’t call anyone names.

              How do you address practicing racists, card carrying bigots, hypocrites, liars, ignorant, ………………… who never cite any evidence to support their assumptions, …………….. just type and expect others to say nothing and leave them unchallenged.

              For example Hela without fact checking made a silly statement, “People NEVER gave a mandate for a new constitution.”.
              I responded to him by citing 2015 manifestos of three different parties. He is in hiding now.
              Don’t you think the statement itself was misleading and insulting to all three parties, and those people who voted for those parties in 2015?

              What should we do to habitual liars in this forum.

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                Dear NV,
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                I agree with all that you have said about “Hela”: actually, I haven’t tried to analyse the entire body of his writing, so my stating that has less value than it should.
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                Votes are cast for many reasons, but you are dead right: what made the crucial difference was the promise of a new way of life, and the need for constitutional change was very clearly stated. Unfortunately it now seems to have been forgotten by those who made the promises.
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                In Champa’s case, I have followed his comments carefull for quite some time. I have a picture of “him”. Somehow you refer to Champa as a woman. Is there any evidence to suggest that? To me, he “sounds masculine”. I admit that that too, is vague! Displays racism? Yes. But I have not found him peddling a line that favours any political group – except, of course, the odious Wimal Weerawansa.
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                To me Champa appears to be sincere. And s/he seems to perform a useful role – as an outlet for Sinhalese frustrations. Do you have anything more specific on s/he? What are the lies, as opposed to amnesia? This is the danger of using anonymity.
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                I’ve still not identified you – or even Plato! But it seems not to matter. I greatly value your contributions, NV.

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          Champa

          Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
          ― Mark Twain

          However I believe we need to challenge the habitual liars, myth makers, bigots, racists, stupids, robber barons, war criminals, war crime deniers, rapists, drug smugglers, human rights violators, b***s carriers, lazy bums, ignorant, …………………………………… especially in this island the aspiring Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

          Thanks to Hindians the Tamil/Saivaite fascists had been dealt a blow by them.

          By the way most bigots in this forum should consider themselves as lucky as they aspire to remain as they are energized by their fascist small minds, or never attempt to see beyond their nose.

          Your purpose in life is to defend the indefensible odious Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa and what he stands for. There is nothing great about him. Defending this crook does not amount to defending Sinhalese and Buddhists. This odious man ……………………………………

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            Native Vedda
            What Wimal stands for is what I stand for. I don’t see any reason to seek your permission to support or defend him.

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              Native Vedda
              I can see you and few others have a grudge against Wimal who built up his political life based on principle and sheer hard work.
              It is your comment which is odious.

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              Champa

              “What Wimal stands for is what I stand for.”

              How many passports have you got?
              Do you agree with the Sangili Karuppan that parliament should be bombed and the air force should have carpet bombed Vanni?
              As a fitting punishment to USA do you also think we the little islanders should boycott google, yahoo, KFC, Mc Donalds, ……………………………..

              Would it be a joke if people sung national anthem in Tamil?
              Do you also believe the Indian national anthem is sung in Hindi?

              Do you also believe agree with Sangili Karuppan that “Mahinda is not a name, Mahinda is a country!”?

              You need not to respond to my questions above alternatively you could set up new pseudonym and e mail and come back as a new typist.

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                Champa,
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                Although I’m posting this as a response to NV, it is really you whom I’m addressing.
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                For years, we’ve been listening to Wimal Weerawansa, and sure he can talk! That must denote intelligence – even intelligence of a very high order. I think I know him much more than I wish to.
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                However, every single thing that NV has said here is valid. They are justified. Please note that I have clearly told him that his comments on him are unjustified – and also that my identity is well known – insignificant guy though I am!
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                Why not make the effort to overlook past insults, and work together? Even my phone number I have given on occasion.
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                I’ve just checked after tying those last words. If you know my name, you can contact me. I’m sure that by now you know my name in real life. To me, you are a man worth knowing, although I don’t think that you will ever be able to take me along to meet Wimal W.
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                Why not tell us clearly what you so much value about him?

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                  Significant typo, Champa:

                  Please substitute “you” for “him” in the third paragraph. So the sentence should have read:

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                  “Please note that I have clearly told him that his comments on YOU are unjustified”

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                    Don’t worry Sinhala miniha. I enjoy reading your comments, a lot. And I value your sincerity, too.

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                  Sinhala man
                  Ok, let’s go together to meet Wimal Weerawansa. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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                  Wimal has been fighting to protect the unitary status of Sri Lanka since 2002. He was in the vanguard of the patriotic movement called “Manel Mal Movement.” but I think today he is the only one left in that patriotic movement who consistently and relentlessly fought for the country since then. He conducted thousands of seminars to arouse patriotism in the youth to make them join the Army to fight for the country and hundreds of seminars for the Army to boost their morals by visiting Army camps during the war. He still conducts seminars to educate people of the treachery of this government in betraying our Army, sale of our valuable assets, federal constitution that divides Sri Lanka, tax burden and many other topics. If not for him, many people especially the village folks would have been in the dark about as to what was going on in the country. He is one of the rarest politicians who didn’t change his principles for positions or perks. He is a human dynamo. I like everything in him, his tenacity, his strength, his determination, his perseverance, his unlimited fighting spirits, his ability to inspire and motivate others and his genuineness.
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                  On a separate note, I remember you saying that you taught English. Do you speak Tamil? Just asked. I know Sinhalese people who could speak Tamil, though they can’t read or write Tamil. I asked, as I have something for you. Even if you don’t know Tamil, I still have something for you, for that matter, for many people here, though they have different opinions than mine. Anyways, you have to wait until 2019 to know what my offer is. I am trying my best to make 2020 a new era, a new beginning for everybody. The contribution of commenters and writers of this forum to achieve that will be highly appreciated.

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                    Champa

                    “Wimal has been fighting to protect the unitary status of Sri Lanka since 2002. “

                    No, its not true and its not his responsibility.
                    It is the responsibility of the Hindians.
                    As you would have seen had you stayed awake during the day time the Hindians can make or break this island.
                    You stupid little islanders have no brain, no resources, ………….. hence you ought to be working with Hindians and not sticking your little finger at them.

                    Hope the stupid islanders have learned a lesson in the last 30 years. They ought to treat their own people well in order to avoid foreigners groping their women folks.

                    Therefore you do not need the little islander Wimal Stupid Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa to keep this island together, in fact it is people like him who are bent on breaking the island into many parts.

                    On the other hand if Hindians decide to break this country into two or more nations, the little islander Wimal Stupid Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa could do nothing to stop the country being divided.

                    Cheap racist speeches, emotional appeal, and political rhetoric will have the opposite effect on the country’s foreign relations. You should encourage the little islander to keep his mouth shut and let the people make informed choices.

                    By the way whats wrong with federalism when Hindians are there to protect the island from being divided and they have time and again proved it when Sri Lanka swerve from expected direction in their foreign policy formulation and implementation Hindians attempted course corrections. Thats all.

                    We can find solutions to real problems.
                    We cannot find cure for paranoia.

                    Its been always the case that the zealous racists have something to hide. The more they want to hide they shout, scream and kick themselves more.

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                      A crazy real nut comment by “Hindian” Vedda.
                      Since when you started to think Sinhalese should make speeches according to your whims and fancies?

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                    I’m afraid that I don’t know any Tamil at all. My elder daughter is pretty good at it – for a Sinhalese. She has all four skills.
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                    But it has done her no good. Many years ago, while an undergrad, she was locked up by the police for speaking Tamil. Well it’s like this: she was to attend a friend’s wedding in Moratuwa. She got lost. Already upset owing to the rag. Nobody was giving her directions. She asked some people working on the road. They were Tamils. So she spoke Tamil.
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                    Neighbours telephoned the police; they came, locked her up . . . It was a terrible ordeal. It has affected her for life.
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                    This is how bad it can be.

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                      Oh, Sinhala man, I am so sorry to hear that. Many things have to be corrected. 2020 will be totally different. Why I am saying this for the second time? Because somethings are meant to happen and many people will be happy about it. The next President is not a Rajapaksa. I am 100% sure. Mahinda will have to give up Mahinda Chinthanaya and look at the future of Sr Lanka from a different angle.

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          Having said that, I never forgive rapists and murderers who killed children and women in any form, any way or any shape. They should also be rehabilitated but should never be released to the society again. They should serve their punishment in full.

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            Champa,
            Have you heard of Krishanthi Kumaraswamy and her mother, who were raped and murdered by the army, not the LTTE?
            They were murdered by exploding grenades in their genitals after rape. Sorry for the graphic details, but the Tigers were not the only criminals.

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              Decent, civilised meenachchi,
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              The graphic details had to be given: Lest we forget . . .

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                meenachchi
                This is the first time I heard anything like this.
                By the way, your graphic details are more of LTTE style than our Army.
                Our Army would never ever do such an abominable crime.
                If you have forgotten it was Prabhakaran who tied bombs around the chests and abdomens of female suicide bombers and sent them to kill his targets. I don’t think any of their organs were spared when they blew themselves for their sun god.

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                  Dear Champa,
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                  Your comparison is inept.
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                  Having sex is a natural urge. Forcing yourself on the woman is wrong. Doing it gang-style is worse and more degrading. Then blowing up those very genitals – no there is little that can be more horrible.
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                  Prabhakaran did wrong. You have missed out one detail. Some of those suicide bombers were pregnant; so an innocent unborn was also killed. However, we must recognise that it was done with a purpose. The pregnant woman was less likely to be searched.
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                  As for particular organs being damaged – that matters little if the poor woman was blown up. “Collateral damage” in horrible military language.
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                  Everything Prabhakaran did was because he hated us so much. He has paid the price.
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                  Let us now reconcile.

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                    Sinhala man
                    My comparison is not inept. It is the best example to prove that the style is actually the LTTE type.
                    Your decision to believe Menachchi’s assumptions even the graphic details which I heard first time from her is your job. I am not ready to believe assumptions and fabricated horrible stories as truth.
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                    We will reconcile only when Tamils recognize the sacrifices made by our Army who also had parents, wives and children, to save Tamils and Muslims in the North from the barbarian and his cadre.
                    Our Army paid a heavy price to save them. 29,708 laid their lives and 40,107 were wounded. They all have families. Their parents, wives and children are also weeping. Why should we reconcile with those who want to prosecute them based on unsubstantiated allegations and undermine the sacrifices of their saviours as war crimes?

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                      Champa, You profess, ‘I am not ready to believe assumptions’. Well and good. Why you expect ‘others’ to believe ‘your assumptions’? For example, what else is your yarn, ‘ the sacrifices made by our Army … … … to save Tamils and Muslims in the North’. I am yet to hear that from those Tamils ‘your’ army ‘saved’

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                    Well said Let us now reconcile since we want to live in an undivided country. We Sinhalese are too intermixed in both marriage and in where we live that social peace requires all of us Sinhalese or Tamils or Muslims to bury the hatchet. Look at Europe. didnt these countries like France, UK Germany fight two horrible wars within a hundred years. Didn’t they reconcile and now live in the European Union in social peace and amity.

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                  Champa,
                  “This is the first time I heard anything like this.”
                  So you have never heard this? Or are you pretending to have never heard this? Is that why you keep claiming that all evil is only on the LTTE side?
                  This incident and many more DID take place, but the “patriotic” media doesn’t talk too much about it for obvious reasons.
                  I think you are an honest person, but you are badly misinformed about what goes on in the country . Don’t stick to media that tells you only what you want to hear. Be independent.
                  I hope at least now you can understand what Tamils are unhappy about. There have been MANY murders and rapes by the Sinhala forces.

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                    Champa,
                    ” If you show me the proof then I will believe.”
                    Really, I am getting tired of trying to make you believe what you obviously don’t want to believe.
                    Here is the whole PDF of the trial. The judge is Shirani Bandaranayaka.
                    https://www.lawnet.gov.lk/…/009-SLLR-SLLR-2010-V-2-SOMARATNE-RAJAPAKS…
                    You can also google “Krishanthi Kumarasamy ” for more.
                    I hope this at least will change your attitude of hero-worship about the forces.

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                  Chimpa, how would you hear this you dumb fuc&? It was perpetrated by 3rd class hooligans from the army. They not only gang raped this poor school kid, they also murdered the mother and her uncle who went to the camp looking for her.

                  Read the following article you dumb fuc*: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaratne_Rajapakse

                  How could you deny such events? Blame everything on the dreaded LTTE? You are one dumb stupid mongrel!!!

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                  Champa

                  “This is the first time I heard anything like this”

                  Very convenient to remember what you want to remember, and how Krishanthy and her mother died was well known. This is the way you cheat yourself having selective memory.
                  Well doctors can possibly make a blind man see but no one can make a person who refuses to see, to see!

                  Check the details on how the poor girl and her mother and accomplish died and you will know.

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                  Champa!
                  You are in a fool’s paradise -Army will do no wrong and the Priests too will no do any wrong is it?. Ha! Ha!

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              Champa time has come to save Tamils from Sinhala racists and terrorists. This is exactly what Vijayakala said, when she called for LTTE to come back. For your information more murders and rapes were committed by security forces than LTTE. This is why Sinhalese are against investigation of war crimes committed by security forces. Law has to be equal to all, and to keep innocent Tamils in prison, while allowing Sinhala criminals to roam free is rank racism. In the eyes of Tamils, Sri Lanka government and its security forces are a bunch of racists and terrorists. Do you think that Sinhalese can hoodwink the international community for ever, denying rights of Tamils. Did you hear that Indian foreign secretary has told MS to take it as a priority to settle ethnic conflict constitutionally by power sharing and implement it immediately. Do you not see what is in store, if Sri Lanka fails to comply.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
                Show me the data or source for you conclusion that our security forces committed murders and rapes at all. You are free to show the statistics of rape committed by LTTE too.
                Tamils who are in prison are not innocents unless of course the word innocents is a synonym for hardcore terrorists.
                The so called “bunch of racists” are the people who sacrificed their lives to save Tamils and Muslims in the North while you and many of your Tamil politicians were hiding in India.
                Who the hell is “Indian Foreign Secretary” to dictate terms to the President of the sovereign Sri Lanka?
                India is a tiger without teeth or nails. We are not under obligation to India to fulfill their political wishes.
                The Northern Provincial Council is totally run by Tamils. What have they done for their own people? If not for the Central Government, Tamils in the North may have died of starvation.

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                  Champa!
                  If LTTE had committed rape as claimed by you, it is your business to show the statistics, not others.

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                    K. Anga
                    What? It was not I who said that. It was Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam!!!!!! Ha ha ha ha. This is what he said.
                    Quote: “For your information more murders and rapes were committed by security forces than LTTE.” Unquote:
                    So I told him that he is free to show me the details of rape committed by LTTE. Am I wrong, Anga? I am waiting to give Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam an “ummah” when he provided me with first hand details.

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                      Champa!
                      You seem to be in confused state of mind. Rapes are not committed in public to show statistics. Your note to Champa says “you are free to show the statistics of rapes committed by LTTE too”.,. What do you infer by this please?
                      Please note my name is not K.Anga but K.Anaga. We may make mistakes in the language but not in the names please. Thank you,

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                      K Anaga
                      Look at what your say. “Rapes are not committed in public to show statistics.” Tell me, how fair is to accuse our Army for something which cannot be proved. The allegation is also planted my LTTE diaspora. They cannot come up with any credible evidence.

                      My apologies for mispronouncing your name. It is not intentional. When I reply, I always cut and paste names. Looks like I was in a hurry when I posted my reply to you.

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                      Why don’t you ask the Government to hold an inquiry to ascertain the facts. The inquiry should not be manned by you or me but by an international committee appointed by the UNO. Why is the government afraid to do so.Afraid of the truth is it? Why are you and people like you are against an international forum? You got the help from. India,China,Pakistan,USA- in short the whole world to fight the LTTE/Tamils and kept the UN out of the war Zone. The whole problem for people like you is, you treat the Tamils as aliens treat them as second class citizens. They want to live in Srilanka as equals not colonized by the majority Sinhalese all over their traditional homeland to become a Microscopic minority . Even now will the government allow the diaspora to come and invest in Srilanka without asking for a share of 30 /50% of the investment as santhosam.. No! you want to have the cake and eat it. and expect the Tamils to eat the crumbs fallen from the masters table.
                      Are you living with your parents and siblings after getting married? No you want to lead your own life without quarreling with each other, Aren’t you happy with each other after moving out of your parents home?That is the type of federal form they asked for,. but you want to grab the whole of Srilanka. You may know the the Story of Pandavas where they have to fight with their own kith and kin, becasse their cousins wanted to have the whole share and refused to give even 5 cottages for the 5 pandava brothers. Do not forget the fact that LORD Buddha was a Hindu. He did not preach a new religion but a decent philosophy, easy to follow by the ordinary man. But it has been made difficult ,essentially by the so called Srilankan Buddhist.

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                  Champa,
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                  Your position that our armed forces DIDN’T commit rape and murder is absolutely a-priori. How can we come to conclusions without investigation?
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                  These things happen in any war, with any army. I think it likely that they happened.
                  .
                  Ours is a society that suppresses sexuality. When restraints are removed, we have had other reports of terribly depraved behaviour. I have a few trustworthy friends in Jaffna. They didn’t like the LTTE. However, they do attest the fact that the LTTE was able to convince the average Tamil woman that there wouldn’t be sexual abuse. And, on the whole, there weren’t.
                  .
                  Those same people sadly deplore the breakdown of law and order among a sizeable number of youth today. In the North. The Northern ethos of respect for women (exaggerated respect, even) has broken down.
                  .
                  We have to help.
                  .
                  End of that: now a word about Dr Sankaralingam: he and I traded bitter insults about three years ago. Really bitter. Not any more.
                  .
                  Let me tell you there was talk of what schools we had studied in, genetic make up, levels of intelligence, extent of exposure to foreigners etc. Later, a mutual friend intervened and told me that Gnana had on occasion suffered, despite working with commitment as a doctor in Sinhalese areas. He’s now in England, and used to think that a mark of distinction.
                  .
                  That last has changed now.

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                    Sinhala man
                    You say; “These things happen in any war, with any army. I think it likely that they happened.” Military is full of stereotypes but it is not fair to stereotyping our Army.
                    Yes, I maintain that our Army never committed rape or murder during their battle against LTTE terrorists. Our troops were well disciplined and methodical. What they did was a humanitarian operation coloured with many compassionate incidents where they rescued children, women, elders and even wounded LTTE cadre. You cannot compare our humanitarian operation with US invading other countries to destroy terrorists. It is not a priori. You are free to provide me with firsthand evidence to support your “notion”.

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                      Champa,
                      “You are free to provide me with firsthand evidence to support your “notion”.”
                      The accused have CONFESSED to rape and murder. Is that not enough for you?

                      [PDF]somaratne rajapakse others v. hon. attorney general (krishanthi …
                      https://www.lawnet.gov.lk/…/009-SLLR-SLLR-2010-V-2-SOMARATNE-RAJAPAKS…
                      Have the guts to admit when your side has done wrong. Otherwise, don’t expect only Tamils to do so.

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                      Let us not stereotype the entire Army. They probably improved under people like Denzil Kobbekaduwa.
                      .
                      But before that: Bull Weeratunga. I knew him well. Intelligent, good company. But the fact is that he hated Tamils. This will surprise you! Around 1971, he, and his family lived in this very house for about three years. For the schooling of his sons, Rohan and Ajith. Anoushka was much younger. Well, must be fifty years old now. Two bedrooms only. I’m at the computer in the room facing West.
                      .
                      After retirement, he bought a house built by my younger sister in then remote Beddegana, Kotte. Sonia (nee Rhode) is still there, I believe. Her sister, Gloria, had married a Tamil – Kumar Paul – both dead now.
                      .
                      Anyway, that was ages ago. Then we had Gotabaya coming in. . . .
                      .
                      But Champa, we really blotted our copy book in Haiti, didn’t we?

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                  Champa I served as medico-legal officer in the war zone and a witness to war crimes committed by Sri Lanka security forces and police. Going into houses and shooting residents dead, arresting people, lining them up and summary execution, firing indiscriminately into crowds killing people, firing artillery indiscriminately causing deaths, rolling barrel bombs and later dropping bombs from planes, mortar fire into villages by navy from anchored ships, etc are these not murders. Several mass graves are waiting to be unearthed which will reveal the atrocities. You cannot cover these up just because you wish to. Several atrocities have been documented by JTHR and NESOHR and also Amnesty International. Stop being liars and permit impartial investigation into these crimes. Do you know that wilfully preventing supply of food resulting in starvation and death is a war crime. For your information from 1984 to 1987 and from 1990 to 2009, government deliberately restricted food to Tamils. First obstacle was placed by racist Sinhala officials in Colombo who did not give permits to transport food, and whatever food that reached the border, security forces did not allow all to be sent into war zone. This is how war was conducted by your terrorist government and security forces. Do not try to show your ignorance by saying we are not under obligation to India to fulfil their political wishes. This is what arrogant Sinhala racists said between 1983 to 1987, and you know how you were humiliated and frog marched to obey orders. Please be warned that history will repeat if Sinhala racists do not comply.

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                    Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
                    I don’t think anybody will believe a narrative of an LTTE sympathizer. It was LTTE who pulled out people from houses and shot them dead.
                    Tamil people who live in the North and East today are the people who were rescued by our Army from the barbarian terrorist leader. They also lived in the North and East full time before and after LTTE was perished. I wonder why any of those ordinary Tamils say any stories like yours and why only Tamil diaspora utter such fabricated stories.
                    There is nothing to cover up from our part.
                    The food story is an utter lie. The truth is all the food and medicine that were sent from Colombo for civilians in the North were snatched by LTTE.
                    When the war was over and when 300,000 Tamils were ended up in IDP camps, it was Sinhalese in Colombo and suburbs and most of the leading hotels in Colombo which sent food parcels to North as the government couldn’t cope up at the beginning. All the IDPs were given 3 meals a day. Their meals were cooked in security camps too.
                    All LTTE camps were destroyed specifically targeting the exact locations without any harm to civilians and mind my telling you, the information was provided by Tamil informants. That is the secret for accuracy.
                    There is no way we comply to yours, LTTE diaspora’s or Indian’s order. Gone are the days, man.

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                      Champa there is no point in trying to make you see reason. If you say that armed forces never committed any offence, then why are you frightened to have an international impartial inquiry into the allegations. Whether it be in Bosnia, Sierra Leonne or Rwanda, the atrocities committed became known only when inquiry was conducted by International Criminal Court.

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                      It may be wise not to believe everything an LTTE Sympathiser says.
                      .
                      But let’s get this clear: There’s nothing wrong in somebody being an LTTE sypathiser. I would consider such a person a bit of a fool, but there is no culpability in it.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

                “Champa time has come to save Tamils from Sinhala racists and terrorists.”

                On the contrary, it time Sinhalese and Buddhists are saved/freed from Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

                Once Sinhalese and Buddhists are freed from the noisy minority Sinhala/Buddhist fascist I assure you rest of the people are safe.

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                Yes, time has come for the Tamils to stop whining and blaming and accusing the innocent Sinhalese people of exaggerated and fabricated crimes and start to live here together with the Sinhalese peacefully as equal citizens. This whining is all about lost privileges which the Tamils had during British rule. Otherwise the time has come for the Tamils who are not happy here and feel they need to be safe from the Sinhalese to be relocated with the aid of the international community, back to the Tamil homeland which is just across the ocean, where the Tamils can hallucinate about Sinhalese raping them. This country needs to not use all our resources on this whiny disgruntled envious section of the Tamils who will never ever be happy unless they get to rule the whole country, and move on. We just cannot use any more time or resources on this. The country will sink into a more corrupt and tyrannical rule, including military rule and everybody will suffer. Presently we are unable to get clean water and a secure power supply. Most the monies allocated for these needs are in the pockets of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. Please observe how the curve for corruption and criminality has increased in the past few decades. We have to leave the ethnic issues aside and act now as one people.

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              meenachchi
              This is the first time I heard anything like this.
              By the way, your graphic details are more of LTTE style than our Army.
              Our Army would never ever do such an abominable crime.
              If you have forgotten it was Prabhakaran who tied bombs around the chests and abdomens of female suicide bombers and sent them to kill his targets. I don’t think any of their organs were spared when they blew themselves for their sun god.

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                Champa,
                “This is the first time I heard anything like this.”
                So you have never heard this? Or are you pretending to have never heard this? Is that why you keep claiming that all evil is only on the LTTE side?
                This incident and many more DID take place, but the “patriotic” media doesn’t talk too much about it for obvious reasons. If you want the full story it is here : https://groundviews.org/2016/09/01/the-krishanthi-rape-and-four-murders/
                I think you are a honest person, but you are badly misinformed about what goes on in the country . Don’t stick to media that tells you only what you want to hear. Be independent.
                I hope at least now you can understand what Tamils are unhappy about. There have been MANY murders and rapes by the Sinhala forces.

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                  meenachchi
                  Yes, it is true. This was the first time I heard that.
                  I don’t read or listen to media much to be honest. Only selected. So most of the time I don’t know what “your choice of media” say. For an example; I don’t know what this “groundviews.org” is. I never believe hearsay or yours or anybody’s quotes from other sources which have not been verified by anybody. If you show me the proof then I will believe.
                  I have heard many unsubstantiated allegations against our Army and I don’t see any reason for media to give publicity to same. I am well informed. Have no doubt about it.

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                    Champa,
                    ” If you show me the proof then I will believe.”
                    Really, I am getting tired of trying to make you believe what you obviously don’t want to believe.
                    Here is the whole PDF of the trial. The judge is Shirani Bandaranayaka.
                    https://www.lawnet.gov.lk/…/009-SLLR-SLLR-2010-V-2-SOMARATNE-RAJAPAKS…
                    You can also google “Krishanthi Kumarasamy ” for more.
                    I hope this at least will change your attitude of hero-worship abut the forces.

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                  Dear Meenachchi,
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                  I have read the “Groundviews” report. I’m sure that these horrible things happened, and it’s very difficult to now prove these things without a shadow of doubt.
                  .
                  However, that report leaves one guessing so much. The tragedy took place in 1996, but the only date that I have seen for the article is in the link that you have provided – September 2016. The article starts off with a great many details, like a novelette that will run in to fifty pages. How were all those details pieced together with all the major players dead?
                  .
                  There are no comments yet; not one. And the narrative peters out. Of course the fact that there was a trial, exhumation of the bodies etc, shows that there are details that haven’t found their way in to the article. Nothing about the manner of death. I’m not in any way casting doubt on what you have said – just pointing out that further action is unlikely.
                  .
                  We will have to settle for non-repetition of such horrible deeds.

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                    sinhalaman,
                    Here is the full original trial report:
                    [PDF]somaratne rajapakse others v. hon. attorney general (krishanthi …
                    https://www.lawnet.gov.lk/…/009-SLLR-SLLR-2010-V-2-SOMARATNE-RAJAPAKS…

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                Champa ……………………………

                “This is the first time I heard anything like this.”

                Of course you will hear every rape, killing, maiming, looting, arson attack of people and property for the first time as your head is under Wimal Weerawansa’s bum or probably inside his wherever it is.

                “By the way, your graphic details are more of LTTE style than our Army.”

                Have you heard the story of Premawathie Manamperi Kataragama beauty queen. Who killed 60,000 innocent men and women in a short space of time between 1987 and 1990?

                Like your stupid fellow clever dicks Hela, sach, Shenali, soma, Johnny, …………………. you pretend to plead ignorance.

                “If you have forgotten it was Prabhakaran who tied bombs around the chests and abdomens of female suicide bombers and sent them to kill his targets. I don’t think any of their organs were spared when they blew themselves for their sun god.”

                Don’t tell us what VP the psychopath did to people irrespective of their race, religion, region, gender, ……………………… the people know more about the psychopath than you ever admit to horrible inhuman acts perpetrated by the armed forces, police, vigilantes, home guards, ……………… Maybe because Wimal is sitting on your brain.

                Stop pleading innocence or ignorance.

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                  Native Vedda
                  Oh, I very well know who killed 60,000 innocent men and women in short span of time between 1987 and 1990 who was the hero of yours and many other dummies who voted him to high office.
                  Do you know what will happen when spit up in the air?

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                    Champa

                    I take it you also know who killed 6,000 to 18,000 in 1971, about 2,000 in 1958, 1977 (?), another 3,000 in 1983, ……….. and (?) from 2005 to 2015 and (?) over 25 years to 2015, …………………….

                    The enshrined Buddha Sasana in the constitution didn’t deliver what it was meant to do,
                    “….. it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions ………..”.

                    Its time you worked it out yourself what the Buddha Sasana should mean to every single person.Please refrain from giving us your political crappy interpretation.

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            But you forgive Rajapakshes ? Rajapakshes have made various kind of high crimes.

            Just because his term foudn end to long held war should you be that servile ? It is like that Chamiera explained it as no other – the woman who were about to frown was though rescued, but just because of the great service, she must not allow her to rape the by the man who rescued her…. likewise, Rajakshe should finally see it right before make every efforts to get back

            How come ?

            You forgive Wimal WEERAWANSE ?

            Or even Drug dealers ? how come ?

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              Machan LEELAGEMALLI
              I don’t understand your comment. Otherwise I could have replied to you.
              What is this rescue and rape story? I don’t understand. A man who is gentle and honourable enough to rescue a woman will never rape the woman he rescued.
              Do I forgive Wimal and Mahinda? What did they do, Machan?

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                Champa,
                ” A man who is gentle and honourable enough to rescue a woman will never rape the woman he rescued.”
                You seem to have a remarkably limited grasp of recent history. It seems everyone in this country except you knows about the woman who was rescued from the 2004 Tsunami and then raped by her rescuer.

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          Champa

          “It is the Tamil politicians who should be rehabilitated first.”

          I agree.
          However the thieving Sinhala/Buddhist fascists tyrants should be locked up in a huge slammer, and thrown away the key along with their saffron clad thugs.

          “I wish to place on record that it is the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who saved the lives of these hardcore LTTE cadre.”

          True, examples, Karuna, KP, Pillayan, ………………….. and his brother the national hangman killed most of the the senior leaders of LTTE under Hindian order. However the low level cadres are still in prison for many years without being charged. Probably they were forced by the LTTE to dig bunkers or cooked three meals a day for them.

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            Native Vedda
            What are you saying? You prefer if senior LTTE terrorists were spared at the expense of low level cadre? How do you know the senior LTTE cadre were killed by our Army? They may have taken cyanide capsules as directed by your sun god Prabhakaran.
            If Mahinda didn’t rehabilitate Karuna and Pilliyan, how many more Buddhist priests, policemen and innocent civilians would have been killed by the famous hardcore LTTE duo?

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              Champa …………………………..

              “What are you saying?”

              True, examples, Karuna, KP, Pillayan, ………………….. and his brother the national hangman killed most of the the senior leaders of LTTE under Hindian order. However the low level cadres are still in prison for many years without being charged. Probably they were forced by the LTTE to dig bunkers or cooked three meals a day for them.

              “You prefer if senior LTTE terrorists were spared at the expense of low level cadre?”

              Are you trying to be too clever, putting your twisted words into my mouth?
              Instead Karuna, Pillayan, KP should have been taken to task and sentenced under whatever perverted laws Sri Lanka had at the time of their surrender. They simply surrendered therefore there was no threat from them.
              You better have your reality checked.

              Did KP exchanged any assets for his freedom?

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          Champa ~ “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
          Remind me. Is Native Veddah an idea, event or ‘people’.

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      Champa
      Just look into the mirror your face. You will see that your terrorist, racist, bloodthirsty monsterous ghost image. Your history face shows your age of 70. Where were you before 70 years? Where was your patriotism before seventy years? You were a slave licking on the British back with changing into Don Percy, Solomon Dias, Fenandos, perera’s, Junious praying in Christian churches and enjoying western liquor when ordinary Sinhalese were begging on the streets. Your daily meals start with bread not with kitibath. If you are real Sinhala why you still begging in USA & China?

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        Ajith
        Hand over the country to me for the rest of the period of this government. Then I will show you how not to beg from USA and China.

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    On June 30th that respected journalist DBS Jeyaraj reported that the seizure of a Tiger arsenal in the North renewed fears of an LTTE revival. I wonder why this site didn’t report such a serious event. Anyway he said that it is an “open secret” that the “intelligence” agencies are keeping hundreds of ex-tigers on their payroll as informants and that the “freedom from fear” ushered in by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Government is being exploited by known diaspora tiger operatives to travel to Sri Lanka freely and possibly encourage the return of political violence.

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      Taraki

      “On June 30th that respected journalist DBS Jeyaraj reported that the seizure of a Tiger arsenal in the North renewed fears of an LTTE revival. “

      Why this news was not reported by any mainstream media in Colombo.
      MR told Sumandiran LTTE was plotting to target him. Who briefed MR the imminent dangers faced by Sumandiran?

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    Cabinet paper on rehabilitating ex LTTE cadres was submitted twice by minister Swaminathan and on both occasions it was rejected by president Sirisena who had supposedly stated that helping ex LTTE cadres is like endorsing LTTE. It is obvious that he had taken this stand to please Sinhala racist gallery and not with the best interest of reconciliation. If such a silly position is taken by the head of state, how can you expect to have peace and justice. If government can rehabilitate JVP cadres into society, what is the fuss of rehabilitating LTTE cadres into society, other than the first category are Sinhalese and second category are Tamils. It is an open secret that lawlessness in north is caused by security services and police who are wholly Sinhalese, who want an excuse to continue to remain in Tamil areas despite international pressure to de-militarise. If anyone is seriously interested to bring about reconciliation, they should advocate the removal Sinhala of controlled security forces and police from Tamil areas and replace them with UN forces.

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      Sirimavo tried to rehabilitate JVPysers with one more measure of free rice and free educational certificate under standardization.

      Will they do that Tamils?
      If they are ready to do that, then why did he rejected the repatriation bill that wanted to compensate the damage the government did to Tamil families?

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        You are totally mistaken.
        Sirimavo’s instructions were TAKE NO PRISONERS.

        I entirely agree with Dr David. Sri Lanka should integrate LTTE fighters – otherwise let there be a separate state.

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        This is all about the Tamil Struggle is. give us everything Free eveenthough we are kallathonis who are not accepted in Tamilnadu as equal citizens.

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      Dr.Gnana!
      Have you ever heard anywhere in the world that monies are paid to the army when they return the lands and buildings taken over during the war for security reasons-real or imaginary?. Have you ever heard the fact that monies reserved for rehabilitation of the war victims being paid to the army to release lands?. Have you ever heard the lands taken over for ‘security reasons’ being used for cultivation, depriving the owners of their legitimacy? Perhaps Mr.Swaminathan may answer.

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    A lunatic, brainless minister said the reason for the crime in the north is Tamil movies. The Northern Governor who is kicked out Kandy for his caste and religion is singing Tamil Cinema songs on the northern stages. Neither Rapist Army nor the Police have any respect for this person because of his Sinhala caste and religion. The Minister did not take any action of governor’s misbehaviors of sinning on stages the crimes inducing Tamil movie songs. How much the Tamils movies are ideologically different from Sinhala Movies? From where did the incites came to South to create JVP or to celebrate the annual events of pogroms on minorities’ life and properties? Can the imbecile minister explain the growth in Tamil Nadu economy and Northern Eelam Kerala Kanja business? Why the Tamil movies not encouraging the Kerala Kanja business in TN and why PM Modi didn’t bring special hanging stages to Tamil Nadu? What is this explaining is, this minister was brought in By New King sidelining Ponny only to evade punishing real criminals. He cannot do anything better than for what he is expected to do.
    Yesterday two thieves stopped a Motor bicycle passengers sand tried to rob the woman’s Thaikodi. It is famous Northern Rapist Police and Rapist Army known as expert Thalikody thieves. The passersby caught the thieves and took them police station. Police only disciplined the civilians and did not arrest the thieves. The lunatic minister is saying what is police doing is only they saw in Vadivaelu’s comedies in the Tamil Movies. It is only in Vadivelu Comedies Police behaves like Akkarayan Police did.
    What is need to North are only UN peacekeepers. One more time experimenting with UNP government is not worth at all. People should report this type of police behaviors to all Colombo Diplomatic offices and should ask for to send the UN Peacekeepers.

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      Mallaiyuren: US-PEace Corps ar ei Sri lanka to investigate UNHCR relatd material. I think PEace keeprs are coming. There is another side to this though.

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      MallaiYuren: It is India tha tis famous for Rapes. How come Northern police learned it. IT is Tamil police ? Tamils are experts in it.

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    AS far as all southern politicians mainly MHINDA AND COMPANY AND SOME FROM UNP WHO AT ODD WITH RANIL are very happy she made a statement like this.EVEN HARD CORE LTTE supporters will now ready to leave alone LTTE MOST SINGALA POLITICIANS wants to keep this issue ALIVE TO AROUSE POOR SINGALA VOTERS FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT.VERY SOON THEY WILL START WIJEYKALA TRUST FUND.

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      You hit the nail on the head.

      The LTTE without Prabakaran won’t be LTTE. It’s just a hollow shell ………. with just a name

      When was any Lankan capable of sincerity ……………let alone the pols?

      Just read the comments in the forum ……….. the pols are nothing more than a reflection of our society ………………….

      This is who we are …………… people realising and coming to terms with it ………..

      well, that’s for the second coming of Buddha

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    Dear Dr David,
    As someone from a non Tamil speaking community , Sinhala speaking , technically not a Tamil, yet classified as a Tamil who had lived all
    his life among Sinhalese, I can say that you have made a grievous error of judgement! You assume that Sinhala Buddhists can be convinced that Tamils have grievances and the right to express their grievances. Jay

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      Jay

      “You assume that Sinhala Buddhists can be convinced that Tamils have grievances and the right to express their grievances.”

      There is no way one can convince Sinhala/Buddhists see the merit in Buddhism. They have moved away from what their ancestors believed in and practiced among themselves. The Sinhala/Buddhists fascist have been moving beyond the point of no return, since the advent of the public racist and fascist loving Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala.

      I am hopeful if Sinhalese and Buddhists are left to their own devise they will find their own way of dealing with paranoid Sinhala/Buddhists fascists.

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      Jay you are right . Sinhalese will never be convinced that Tamils (Tamil speaking people ) have the right for a separate homeland AND the right to live anywhere. What we are saying is you have to choose one or the other – definitely not both. As for me I plead with my Tamil brothers and sisters to choose the latter option.
      Soma

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        somass

        “Sinhalese will never be convinced that Tamils (Tamil speaking people ) have the right for a separate homeland AND the right to live anywhere.”

        The Pakistanis and their Great Satanic friend USA were never convinced the Bengali people have the right for a separate homeland.

        USSR also convinced …………………………………

        Ethiopians too were not …………..

        Yugoslavians ………………………

        Indonesia ……………………East Timor, ……….

        Shove your thoughts wherever you find holes on what Sinhalese will accept and and be convinced, its up to the players who are part of great games to determine the end game.

        You silly little islanders just take what is given to you and go on killing, maiming, raping, robbing ………………. innocent people irrespective of their race, religion, region, gender under various pretext.

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        Soma, Punjabis were never convinced that Bengalis had the right for a separate homeland, Indonesians were never convinced that East Timorese had the right for a separate home land, Serbs were never convinced that other Yugoslavians had the right for a separate homeland, Ethiopians were never convinced that Eritreans had the right for a separate homeland, Arabs were never convinced that South Sudanese had a right for a separate homeland. Finally all of them were convinced of the reality. Similarly Sinhalese will be convinced very soon. When you say of right to live anywhere, it must be with dignity and safety enjoying the same rights and privileges of Sinhalese. This is not possible with existing discriminatory laws and practices. So as a first step get rid of them. Secondly choosing ones abode must be on one’s own, not as a part of racist program of changing demographic pattern of a place. Once a person settles, he must give respect to existing cultural pattern of the locality, without changing name places to Sinhala. Wish of Sinhala racists is to destroy the Tamil homeland and such words which appear benign on face value but has a racist agenda to Sinhalise the entire island. Whether racists like you accept it or not, what will happen is Tamils will have both – right for a separate homeland and right to live anywhere, in a power sharing agreement.

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          Dear Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
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          As I have said above (I think) you now express yourself much better than you did three years ago.
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          You get very emotional still – not a bad thing; comes from sincerity. I hope, however, that your worst fears are not realised.

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          Tamil homeland is in Tamilnadu. When there is one homeland there is no need to to establish another homeland in other people’s homelands. International Law about homelands only apply to people who actually have a homeland where they claim. Tamils never claimed that they have a homeland anywhere else than in Tamilnadu until the end of the 19th century. Then too only a few started claiming an indigenous presence. It was not until the 1920’s and later the concept of a Tamil homeland in this island gained momentum, that too not many Tamils subscribed to it. There is absolutely historical justification for a Tamil homeland in this island. Just because Tamils ethnically cleansed the Sinhalese and occupied the present northern district and then spread to the east 150-200 years before the first colonial powers came here, does not qualify the Tamils to have a homeland here. Homelands are where people first become what they are, i.e a place the formation of what defines an ethnicity/nation happens. For the Tamils this happened in Tamilakam (i.e Tamilnadu), not in this island, as amply documented by the ancient Tamil literature. The area in Srilanka Tamils claim as their homeland has social and economical value for the Sinhalese in addition to the enormous cultural and historical value. Tamils have absolutely no right to claim a homeland in this island. And please look at the space this tiny 10% minority want! Its 40% of the land area and 75% of the coastal line of this island. Any international court can see how unfair it is to the Sinhalese. The Tamils will only be offered the most undisruptive, fair and historically and culturally suitable solution by any International court, namely to relocate to Tamilnadu, which is the only homeland Tamils have.

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    If Malliyuren is right, Maithripala sirisena should have bought the russin Frigate ship. Ranil moving just NAvy camp to Hambanthota is not enough.

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    “I think it is obvious if you listen to the whole speech that hers [Vijayakala’s] is an expression of exasperation; a verbal ejaculation to say ‘Tamils did not have such a bad time even when they lived under those bastards who killed my husband’.”
    The quotation above is an apt summary of the article.
    I wish the author had clarified what support for the LTTE and Prabhakaran mean in this particular context, where running away is the best prospect people see.
    We are talking about feelings and intellects being tossed about in a political vacuum. There are no reference points. While the way the Government treats LTTE prisoners and steals lands is an abomination, our leaders’ verbal support for the LTTE (including Vigneswaran’s) is cheating – plain deceit. They are not leaders. They are trying to keep themselves afloat in a sinking, water-logged ship. The real task of leadership is to give the people reference points and something tangible to work towards.

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      Rajan Hoole shows his Tribalism. HE also thinks that there is a Tamilhomeland in the North and the Army is stealiong their land. that is wrong while Tamils are invading even the south and Indian Tamils are in Sri lanka that is deemocracy. IT is the not the way the govt treats LTTE Prisoners who are suicide bombers, black tigers who sliced soldiers and even their own with anti-aircraft guns. How do you treat released prisoners in the North. why they are treated well only by the army. why Tamils kill even the Leopard. where is your church bishops and churches who were hiding Bank loots from North, Weapons and LTTE cadres. why they are only to convert and to for seromons. This is why Tamils are good only when they are dead.

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      Good heavens! Holy vegan, Dr Rajan Hoole using the word, “bastard”.
      .
      Seriously, though: this is the voice of sanity that I was waiting to hear. Jimmy, this is no tribalist (remember you see comments by many Hooles here: I respect them all, but it is useful to keep them apart). This may help; it is very moving:
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2bCXoD-NEY
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      This may be less relevant, but it shows the company he is in.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUUfFxgHK_k
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      Jimmy, doesn’t that last sentence of yours make you a worse criminal that Vijayakala?

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      Recently brother of late Maheswaran said that it was Douglas Devananda who killed his brother. He further said that there were several attempts on Maheswaran’s life made by EPDP in Jaffna and finally they succeeded in Colombo. He also said he is receiving death threats from EPDP. Within few days of late Maheswaran saying that he is going to disclose in parliament about crimes committed by Douglas Devananda, he was killed. Unfortunately government does not want to investigate this matter impartially in order to protect Douglas Devananda and put the blame on LTTE.

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    Well done Kumar David. A very good article. You have stated what we 90% Tamils have been stating, all this time , the reason behind Vijayakala statement . Tamil people are grateful to the LTTE for saving them from state sponsored Sinhalese racism and oppression and for delaying , what is happening now to them for 30 years, but do not want it to return, especially in their later dictatorial form. That they area now yearning for the LTTE and feeling nostalgic for their rule, shows how much they are now suffering under the yoke of Sinhalese army/police occupation in their areas and the criminal activities, which everyone there knows , that they are behind . The plight of the island’s Tamils has only further worsened , after the defeat of the LTTE and they are being further marginalised, even in their own lands. Their lands and homes confiscated by the Sinhalese armed forces and Sinhalese from the south increasingly being settled in these lands. They are denied meaningful employment, to farm, to fish or to run a business , all these now done by the armed forces or by thousands of Sinhalese imported from the south. In the southern Vavuniya and Mullaitheevu districts, especially in the areas where the Tamil north meets the east, Tamil lands are being deliberately being acquired by Sinhalese government officials under flimsy excuses and being distributed to southern Sinhalese settlers , who have no right to be there. You can see lots of extremist Buddhist monks roaming around these areas , hand in glove with these Sinhalese officials . This is a deliberate attempt to change the demography of the area and to break the continuity of the Tamil north and east. Now the Archeological department has also come into this . Instead of preserving the ancient Tamil Hindu and Buddhist artifacts in these areas, they are doing exactly the opposite.

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    cond: It is only God or some foreign/UN active involvement that can save the island’s Tamils from this well planned genocide , that had been hatched by the Sinhalese before independence and being carried out with ruthless efficiency. This is the only thing the Sinhalese have done very well and efficiently since independence. In order to get commit genocide and get rid of the Tamils, they will sell the island to anyone. Over 5000 Sinhalese lascars fought for the Portuguese against the Tamil Jaffna kingdom. It was they who invited the Dutch . In the kingdom of Kandy , in order to get rid of the Tamil origin king and court, the Kandyan aristocracy , ironically most of whom were of Tamil origin themselves , committed treason and invited the British to capture the kingdom. Now they are busy selling parts of the island to the Chinese. Indians or anyone , as long they will help them to supress and annihilate the Tamils. All this hatred based on a Mahavamsa fairy tale. The irony is it is the Sinhalese and not Sri Lankan Tamils, who are largely descended from the so called South Indian Tamil invaders and immigrants. Half of them from the largely low caste South Indian indentured slave labour, that was imported into the island by the Portuguese and then the Dutch. It is their present Sinhalised descendants , who almost doubled the Sinhalese population in the island within a few centuries. The rest of the Sinhalese are descended from the original Dravidian semi Tamil Elu speaking Naga and Yakka and Indian immigrants and invaders, again largely from then Southern Tamil lands, present day Kerala, Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra. However the Mahavamsa failry tale tells them , that since they now practice Sinhalese Fascist Buddhism , they are the true owners of the island and this is their promised land and the older Tamil Hindus are outside this fold, as they did not convert to Buddhism or take on the Sinhalese identity and deserve to be kicked out.

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      Dear “Real Siva Sankaran Sharma”,
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      All of that was very uncomfortable for me to read.
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      Almost all is objective fact.
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      I wonder what’s become of that programme to give tablets to all A. Level students in the country? How they reconcile that programme with kids being not allowed to take phones in to schools I don’t know.
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      What I do know is that it would do a world of good if this book could be translated in to Sinhala (and Tamil), and distributed to all those students.
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      http://tamilnation.co/books/Eelam/indrapala.htm
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      Yes, time to appreciate Sinhabahu merely as an opera, and balance it with encouraging THINKING about the other possible History of our nation.
      .
      I don’t know the names of ALL my 4 Great-grand-fathers, and 4 Great-grand-mothers, yet I want to claim that I’m pure Aryan! Doesn’t this go for well nigh all of us? We want to forget our less illustrious ancestors.

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      RSSS
      ” It is only God or some foreign/UN active involvement that can save the island’s Tamils from this well planned genocide”
      There is a practical alternative. +50% Tamils are now living in areas outside North East who obviously will be the prime target of this planned genocide. It is the responsibility of people like you to educate them over this deadly prospect and encourage them to relocate themselves into NE which is only 20 miles from Tamilnadu. This also is the only way to create a Tamil homeland.
      Soma

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    There is an undue hurry for reconciliation. This can wait until accountability trials by international community are completed and Sri Lankan armed forces are duly punished.
    Soma

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      somass

      “This can wait until accountability trials by international community are completed and Sri Lankan armed forces are duly punished.”

      Is this another of your clever ploy to stop normalizing the living conditions of desperate innocent people who have suffered in the hands of both (Army and LTTE) war criminals nearly 40 years?

      Good try however miserable failed.

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        NV
        In my comment I am just giving way to pro LTTErs and NGO cabal who clamor that first priority is accountability and cure for all. I am finally convinced.
        Soma

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          somass

          My simple advice to you and your fellow little islanders.
          You should keep away from great games played by relatively great powers.
          You have the same urge like VP to be part of great power games. All great powers got together in 2008/09 and not only cut him to size or put him where he belonged but taught the naughty boys in the region lesson they will not forget.

          Buy some super hero comic books and spend rest of your reading and re-reading them until you kick the bucket.
          The other option is try join Lanka Comic Con Trust and be part of its Geeky/Nutty activities.

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      We can wait longer until Terrorists like you are completely eliminated.

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    Does anyone know how the JVP cadre were integrated? Any specific programs? I know the upper echelons of the hierarchy emigrated to Australia and the UK, but what about the rest?

    It would be very good to help find a means of employment other than violence and intimidation for these ex-militants. Definitely the government must do affirmative action plans to accomplish that goal; however, one hand cannot clap. The Tamil politicians also need to pony up, along with the ‘Tamil Diaspora in such an effort. Unfortunately the elements of ITAK which use Wigneswaran as their mouth piece have undercut that very effort -most likely to bow down to the pro-separatist majority in the Tamil Diaspora with their money.That is a real shame!!

    There should be more visible and effective programs to bring youth from the North and South together. Home-stays, exchange student programs, volunteer and paid programs to teach English/Sinhala/Tamil to each other are a start.

    While the Sinhalese definitely have a long distance to go to convince the ordinary Northerners of our sincerity in sharing this island, the Tamils also need to engage productively instead of kicking up the dust all the time. They should also allow an honest and open discussion that highlights the whole spectrum of opinions about how they want to live on the island. Instead they operate primarily as a “stick-together-no-matter-what” fear mentality that can easily be manipulated by the dollar-wielding diaspora to support nothing but federalism that they hope will eventually lead to a new country. Revenge politics is what they are practicing, and it will only lead to doom for another generation or two of Tamil youth.

    A turning point is fast approaching for Tamil moderates to take over the rhetoric, just as it is for the Sinhalese. Ignore it and both will perish, while China, US and India will have a hay day raping and pillaging our shared resources!

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    thanks

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    There was three years of trouble to replace a Sinhala Extremist as Law Order Minister. When he was replaced, the new Lunatic is saying the Tamils are doing crimes watching Tamils movies.
    High leaders level 42 war criminals listed in the withdrawn OISL report are using the country as safe heaven. The Sinhala rowdy 8th grade parliamentarians every week brawl inside the parliament, using filthy words. Their bravery is, when there is fight, running away with scepter. Country’s flourishing trade is sex. Army is rated as one in 22 Criminal army using Rape as weapon. Country is blacklisted as one in 19 for foreign exchange fraud. Country is rated as one of the worst country for media freedom. Country’s pass port is treated as one before the last for recondition on boarders. The country is rated as the hub of narcotics in South Asia. Country’s capital is Gold smuggling hub. Rupee is 160 for a dollar. Main income for the country is 1 million women working in Middle East as slaves. The criminal Buddhist Bald heads are even killing the police who go to save the summons on them. Ministers are forcing the lady teachers to kneel down in front of them.
    The New Lawless and Orderless minister saying Tamils are watching Tamil movies that are why the crime is going up.
    All these time they pretended like LTTE was the obstacle for them to stop murdering Tamils. Now Prime Minister Ranil is pretending that he is going to fight a war with China, after selling the harbor to China. Even the Old King’s Thirukkai Waal can’t fix these rotten ministers.

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    The good professor has joined the “slip of the tounge” apologists in the south. However the messge we get from the North is quite explicitly, Chief Minister dowards is a resounding confirmation of the sentiments expressed in the heroine’s statement.
    For all I can see the Nothern political chiefs are doing their best to rehabilitate ex LTTE terrorists into their former mentality and integrate them into the Nothern society. Government need not bother.
    Soma

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    All the anger and fury directed at Vijeyakala but no murmur about the call by Vendaruwe Upali thero for a Gotler!
    The people of N&E are leading a life under an Army of occupation. This is another grouse.
    Yesterday the Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake declared that he will not handback the lands and property they occupy, A week ago Mahesh declared that his soldiers crack skulls and blow up ears as part of operational procedure.
    The mindset of the rulers has not changed at all.

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    somass

    “For all I can see the Nothern political chiefs are doing their best to rehabilitate ex LTTE terrorists into their former mentality and integrate them into the Nothern society. “

    Isn’t it worth comparing the present situation you have just typed with the 1971 vs 1987-90. We were told those who were lucky to be alive in 1971 were found indulging in terrorism once again in 1987/1990?

    We know you are indifferent to 1987/90 as it did not concerned you. However you only interested in the well being of the Tamil/Muslim people. When you see them economically progressing it is the right time for you to strike/attack them, in the process you too want to make a few bucks.

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    “They murdered Rajini, Neelan, Anandarajan, Vijeyakala’s husband Maheswaran and many others.”

    MP Maheswaran was murdered by the Sri Lankan state as were 3 other Tamil MPs between 2004 and 2007.

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    Do you realise that the Gotler is all but forgotten, the Bellana revelations, AirLanka expose’, the Ratnapura temple priest fronting up with a hand grenade, the ‘drug’ dealer execution and Duterte are no longer in the forecourt. But Vijeyakala is very much on fire.
    Kumar David ask yourself “Why?”. Hint: There is the magic word LTTE in it!
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    You have joined the band wagon.
    You said Vijeyakala’s ~ “……verbal ejaculation to say ‘Tamils did not have such a bad time even when they lived under those bastards who killed my husband’………”.
    This is factually wrong. Already hyenas have cottoned on to this to denigrate LTTE. A little research will tell you that the ‘bastards’ were not LTTE. The suspects are roaming the streets. Please come out and say that you did not include LTTE in the ‘bastards’.
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    The late T.Maheswaran (the assassinated MP and husband of Vijeyakala) has expressed views similar to that expressed by Vijeyakala. It was certainly NOT an ejaculation.

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    Siva Sankaran Sarma,

    1. Give instances where Tamil homes have been confiscated by the army.
     
    2. There is no Tamil land here. The Tamil land is in Tamilnadu. The Sinhalese have the exact same right as the Tamils to settle anywhere they wish. We can’t have 40% of the land area and 75% of the coastal line of this island reserved only for the Tamils who are just a 10% minority.
     
    3. However much you try to distort the history of the island, and claim an indigenous presence here, all your theories don’t make sense and they are all bogus and flawed. All Tamils are from Tamilnadu, and that is where the Tamil homeland is.
     
    4. The Mahavamsa might be a fairy tale for you, but when it comes to proving the historical territories of the Tamils and the Sinhalese, the Mahavamsa and all of the Tamil literature are in perfect agreement, namely that the Tamil territory Tamilakam was in southern India and that this island is the country of the Sinhalese.
     
    5. There are no Tamil Buddhist monuments in this island. All the Buddhist monuments were built by the Sinhalese. Even your own bogus historical claims and theories confirm this. According to one of your own theories you claim “the Sinhalese are actually Tamils who converted to Buddhism and their language changed due to influence from Pali, and the Tamils are the people who didn’t convert to Buddhism and remained Shavaits/Hindus”. As you see, you yourself have claimed that the Tamils cannot have remained Tamil if they converted to Buddhism, because they started to speak a new language called Sinhala. So how come suddenly there are Tamil Buddhists only when you see Buddhist archaeological remains?

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    6. At all the Buddhist remains in Jaffna only Sinhala Brahmi inscriptions have been found and nothing even remotely Tamil has ever been found Eg. Vallipuram gold plate at Vallipuram which also confirms that Jaffna was ruled by the Sinhalese, potsherds with Sinhala Brahmi at Kantarodai i.e the ancient Kadurugoda etc. Even after Jaffna area was brutally and violently taken from the Sinhalese and occupied by the Pandyans in the late13th century and Tamils were brought from Tamilnadu and settled in the north, there continue to be a strong Sinhalese presence up until 1544, when the Tamil ruler Sankili ethnic cleansed the Sinhalese.
     
    7. When Sankili destroyed all the Buddhist temples and ethnically cleansed the Buddhists from Jaffna in 1544, all the Buddhists were Sinhalese. This ethnic cleansing of the Buddhists from Jaffna is documented in the Yalpana Vaipava Malai and corroborated by Portuguese documents:
    “After the massacre of the Christians Sankili’s insane fury longed for more victims and he fell upon the Buddhists of Jaffna who were all Sinhalese. He expelled them beyond the limits of the country and destroyed their numerous places of worship. Most of them betook themselves to the Vannis and the Kandyan territories.”
     
    These numerous Buddhist temples and viharas destroyed by the Tamils in 1544 and others prior to that, are the ones which you now claim to be Tamil. If not for the Tamils destroying these Buddhist temples they would have been still in use and not be in ruins and just archaeological remains.
     
    What were these numerous Buddhist places of worship the Tamils destroyed in 1544, when they ethnically cleansed the Sinhalese from Jaffna? Kadurugoda (Kantarrodai), Velipura (Vallipuram), Nagadipa, Dambakola patuna etc. Today all Tamilized into unrecognizable names.

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