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Vijayakala’s Suicide Bombing – A Response To Dayan

By V. Thirunavukkarasu –

Vallipuram Thirunavukkarasu

I read with interest Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s article dated 5th July, 2018 headed “Vijayakala’s Suicide Bombing, Northern Nazism, The Tamil Hitler & North-South Politics”. He says that the LTTE has been described variously by some international analysts, viz ., The Economist (London) as “almost classically fascist”; Emeritus Professor Walter Laqueur as akin to “the European fascist movements of the 1920s and 1930s in terms of ruthlessness and fanaticism (Mussolini/Hitler eras) and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, John F Burns as “South Asia’s Pol Pot”

Now, the bone of contention presently is the speech made recently in Jaffna by former Children’s Affairs State Minister, Vijayakala Maheswaran who called for a revival of the LTTE, given the spate of acts of violence involving random killings, especially rapes and brutal murders, the latest being that of 6-year-old Regina. As a State Minister, she should have acted with due introspection, notwithstanding her plea later that it was a slip of the tongue on her part.

On the other hand, the Anunayake of the Asgiriya Chapter, Ven. Wenduruwe Upali Thero, urged former Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on the occasion of latter’s 69th birthday, to be a Hitler, since others have called him a Hiter, and take the country forward along with the military. Was It a call, in effect, for a de facto Military administration? Well, even the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government was an authoritarian dispensation so much so that even the Mahanayake Theros dared not challenge, for instance, the infamous Kandy Motor Racing event during that period.

Well, as far as the LTTE is concerned, many a political analyst, local or foreign, has not so much as bothered to go into the genesis of the outfit. Viewed dispassionately and objectively , it is incontrovertible that the LTTE was a veritable product of the acts of the political and economic discrimination against the Tamils, coupled with repression, by all successive Governments since 1948.

Sinhala Only Language Policy – The Reverse Gear 

When the Sinhala Only official language policy was unveiled by the UNP and the SLFP in cut-throat competition on the eve of the 1956 General Election, Bandaranaike outdid the UNP with his battle cry “to make Sinhala the one official language within 24 hours”, captured power, and soon had the Sinhala Only Act passed in Parliament, at a time when Prabhakaran had just been born. Badaranaike disregarded stiff opposition in Parliament to the “one Slnhala langauage” (or Sinhala Only ) Bill especially from the LSSP, with front-liner, Colvin R de Silva sternly articulating that it could lead to the emergence of “2 States or 2 bleeding halves”, arising from a future agitation by the Tamils for a separate State.

But Bandaranaike would have none of it, mind you, even though he had himself pledged to embrace a 2 – language policy when he founded the SLFP in 1951, soon after post- Independence first Prime Minister. D.S. Senanayake axed him out of the UNP Government, in connivance with the the British Governor-General, Lord Soulbury, in order to make way for his son, Dudley Senanayake, to succeed him. During that period, C. Suntharalingam, the irrepressible Member of Parliament for Vavuniya, wrote as follows in his Memoirs: “If D.S. Senenanayake’s love for his son, Dudley, did not get the better of his love for the country, the future of the country could well have been different” or words to that effect.

Bandaranaike Succumbs To The Rash Buddhist Clergy 

In 1957, Bandaranaike, in order to make amends, entered into a pact with Federal Party leader, S.J.V. Chelvanayakam (B-C Pact) providing for some measure of autonomy for the Tamil majority Northern & Eastern Provinces. The Buddhist clergy then rose so Indignantly against the B-C pact and, having laid siege on Bandaranaike’s Rosmead Place residence in Colombo, intimidated Bandaranaike, face to face, into unilaterally abrogating the said Pact. And, the KANDY MARCH launched by UNP leader J.R. Jayewardene, lent weight to the campaign of the Buddhist clergy.

And that episode was quickly followed by the first major anti-Tamil riots breaking out in Colombo and certain other areas. Veteran English journalist then, Tarzie Vittachchi, dutifully documented that tragedy in consummate detail, in his book titled “Emergency ’58 – the story of the Ceylon race riots.” It would suffice just to recall what he said in his Conclusion; “This was man’s inhumanity to man”, and “one wonders whether the parting of the ways between the Sinhalese and the Tamils has come”.

Bandaranaike address to the Nation at that moment, touted as a call for peace, turned out to be one that was “adding fuel to a raging fire”, to quote Vittachchi.

Well, the second major anti-Tamil riots took place in 1977 soon after the advent of the J R Jayewardene Government, which had been elected on a 5/6th majority, paradoxically, with the overwhelming support of the Tamil as well.

Nevertheless, Jayewadene seemed less and less inclined to carry out the Election manifesto which pledged to address, inter alia, what had been acknowledged as some of the most reasonable, longstanding concerns 0f the Tamils. However, sometime later, reacting to a propaganda activities emanating from the Tamil leadership critical of the Government, Jayawardena made a counter-attack to say “If you want peace, let it be peace; if you want war, let it be war”.

Then, In July 1979, Jayewardene had the draconian legislation called “Prevention of Terrorism Act” passed in Parliament, supposedly to nip in the bud, the nascent Tamil militant movement. Then the blatant repression mounted instantly by the Government , sending the Brigadier (Bull) Weeratunga mission to Jaffna to “eliminate terrorism in all its forms and manifestations within 6 months” only made the ground more fertile for the Tamil armed struggle to escalate, For, the bodies of some Tamil youths killed during military raids , having been strewn along roadsides, only served to worsen an already dangerous situation.

Followed by the torching of the precious Jaffna Library in 1981 by Government hirelings, on the eve of the elections to the Jaffna District Development Council, added fuel to the fire, and then the 13 Sinhala soldiers ambushed and killed in Jaffna, by the LTTE, was sought to be avenged by the 1983 (Black July) conflagration unleashed by the Government, thus precipitating the 30-year long war which destroyed tens of thousands of lives, both civilian and military, beside colossal destruction to property And , the financial cost of the war was $ 200 billions, as per survey made by former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Shiv Sankar Menon.

Some Positive Initiatives Taken, And Then Shelved by Mahinda Rajapaksa 

However, In 2006, ruling President Rajapaksa, having made some incredibly favourable pronouncements to the effect that devolution to the maximum possible extent was the need of the hour, soon appointed the “Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) chaired by a former Attorney-General, C.R de Silva. The LLRC made some concrete recommendations ,while also being critical of successive Governments since 1948, for their failure to address the legitimate demands of the Tamils for power-sharing, thus ultimately leading to the 30-year-long war. Unfortunately, the report remains shelved to this day.

Task Of The Incumbent Government 

The incumbent Sirisena-Wickramasinghe Good Governance Government has thus far not lived up to its 2015 election pledges, all the more importantly, to enact a new Constitution, providing also for a substantive solution to the vexed Tamil National question, which, after all, has been the root cause of the 30-year-long war. In order to compensate for the lethargic journey of this Government and missed opportunities, it is most imperative now to fast – track the implementation of its election pledges, no ,longer succumbing to the arch reactionary forces of racial and religious bigotry.

Lastly, It is best for one and all to remember that the late Singaporean Leader Lee Kuan Yew who longed to “Catch up with Ceylon” in 1952, indeed inscribing it as a slogan in the election manifesto that year, recorded some years later in his Memoirs titled “From 3rd World to 1st World” that Sri Lanka lagged behind , having got into “turbulent waters”, as a result of adopting the “Sinhala only” policy.

*V. Thirunavukkarasu, Former Member, Colombo Municipal Council

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    V. Thirunavukkarasu

    Nothing justifies fascism. Whether it is repression, oppression, domination, racism – or whatever you like to call it – nothing can vindicate fascism. Whether it is established by the LTTE, Ven. Wenduruwe Upali Thero, or Hitler, it is the mother of all political evil that humans could ever come up with. Why? Because not only does it dehumanize its purported enemy, it enslaves and brutalizes its own people much more than any enemy ever could. Fascism grows insidiously from the inside, taking root from one’s own culture’s dark side, from one’s own society’s deep-rooted authoritarianism, from one’s own trauma and psychoses – before it finds an enemy to justify its rise and seizure of total power. If there’s no enemy readily available, fascism will always invent one. Conspiracy theory is a special preserve of fascism. Fascism’s ulterior motive is to enslave its own people and cannibalize them.

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      Ajay,

      Can you explain what is meant by fasism to an ordinary person who do not understand the technical term used by fake leftists?

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      Not every society gives birth to fascism. Tamil culture has some problem in it which makes its people fanatics.

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        sach

        “Tamil culture has some problem in it which makes its people fanatics.”

        You may have a point, their Kallathonie descendants genetic sharing converts do it one step worse, they rage 24/7/52, riots and wars, kill, rob, burn down institutions, businesses, rape, ………………………. in the name of Sinhala/Buddhist fascism. They do it with total impunity and keep themselves uninformed.

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          culture culture not genetics……….everytime missing the point, arent you Vadda?

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    SWRD B meant the language/religion-divide he created, was a temporary thingy as shown by his B-C pact. Politicians harvest truck loads of gold and seventy years later has not lost its evil power. SLPP sees nothing wrong in using the ‘divide’ in future elections.
    What is opium to the masses is riches for bigots,

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    Thank you Mr thirunavukarasu.

    “Without the Sinhala Only, the Tiger may have remained unborn. Without the Black July, the Tiger may not have grown exponentially. If the B-C Pact and the D-C Pact did not miscarry (thanks to the midwifery of Sinhala extremism), the LTTE, even if it was born, would have remained a fringe group.”

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      Why do you think NONE of the Tamil politicians were able to fulfill the demands of the Tamil people? Why did only Tamil politicians fail when Muslim politicians and even the estate politicians fulfilled their aims? I pondered on this very much. Either the Sinhala politicians were extremely stupid in not to preventing this catastrophe or Tamil politicians were extremely unhelpful and arrogant. Having seen the Wiggies, Sampandans, Ponnambalams and Sumanthirans in my life time I now think political analysts and those alternative newspapers in Sinhala language like Ravaya have been extremely unfair by our former Sinhala leaders. When you look at how Tamil politicians of today act, one can imagine how the yesteryear Tamil politicians were. Tamil politicians think they can bully Sinhalese into doing what they want by using their real country’s help India, or any western ally. Instead of negotiating and listening to other peoples’ perspective it was always threats…that is why every pact did not work.

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    A very good brief summary with full of facts and memories. The seventy years of Srilankan Sinhalese Fundamentalist style governance brought continued suffering to most of the ordinary Sinhalese but they are kept in the dark by the westernised Sinhala opportunists. Almost 90% Sinhalese who remain in this island are poor. 10% of Sinhalese migrated and well off. Every politician and political leaders have their families in developed nations and they are not bothered about ordinary people. On the other hand almost 50% of the Tamils have migrated to developed nations and they are financially well off and they are free from Sinhalese oppression. So, in comparison Tamils in the island and others who migrated are better off than 90% of ordinary Sinhalese. About half of the poor Sinhalese have joined the military and they have been sucked by westernised Sinhala Capitalists. Just imagine the number of soldiers lost their lifes in fighting with JVP & LTTE. Just imagine the number of ordinary Sinhalese and Tamils killed by these military following the orders of Westernised Sinhala Capitalists. Just imagine the wealth of SWRD family, DS Senanayake family, JR Jeyawardena family, Mahinda Rajapakse family and their western interest. Just look how many of ordinary Sinhalese who served in the military become Presidents or Prime Minister or Ministers or even member of Parliaments. The wealth is circulated within the capitalists and the poverty and deaths reamins with the poor Sinhalese. Can Ranil nor Rajapakse nominate a poor educated military personal for President or Prime minister. It is time for ordinary Sinhalese to understand the reality and ask questions.

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    LTTE and Anunayake thero are in the same lot. vijayakala was Child affairs minister and tried to protect the rapists of Gang Rape of the School going girl. Recently, also Tamils raped and killed a Six year girl. Instead of talking about that she talked about the Importance of LTTe. Ask Tamils to start it. Remember how Tamils killed innocent LEapord. this time Tamils kill tamils.

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      LTTE and Anunayake thero are in the same lot/// Are you crazy?

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    Mr. Vallipuram Thirunavukkarasu, The facts presented by you have been made ad nauseam. Tamil militancy ought to be laid at the feet of Sinhala arrogance.
    *
    A reasonable article such as this is not going to make the likes of Dayan wake up. They pretend to be asleep. For how long are you going to debate with such bigots.

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    Dear readers, Vijayakala Maheswaran was thrust into politics by the cowardly murder of her husband. LTTE was not responsible for his death. She has sufficient wealth to lead a peaceful life, without having to get into political confrontations with any. Being a genuine community advocate, she spoke about the atrocities vising the general public. In exasperation, she spoke out of her genuine concern. Call it ‘misspoke’ if you want. But, reviving LTTE was the last thing in her mind!

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    Today ; no point in repeating all historical mistakes ..
    ALL WHAT are gone by now ..
    Start a new chapter in Sri Lanka ..
    Tamil; Sinhalese and Muslims all should come into one table and work for goodness of all..
    Nation needs unity .
    Sinahslese should have a big heart to win the hearts and minds of minorities communities ……
    We were once better than Malaysia and Singapore in econmic growth …
    Now we are falling behind many nations ..
    Our disunity is a big problems for development and growth ..
    Still we talk about disagreement and disunity …not about Sri Lanka identity ..
    Why ?

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      What is Sri Lankan Identity ? Sinhalese Buddhist identity? As this is what that has been promoted and openly stated by all governments from the time of independence. The true Sri Lankan identity is Sinhalese or Sinhalese Buddhist identity , the rest is all fake, including the Tamil Saivaite identity , that has a far older history in the island than the so called Sinhalese Buddhist identity . This is why Tamils and Muslims are suspicious about this so called Sri Lankan identity . Anyway most of the so called Sinhalese Buddhists are largely descended from low and highborn recent Tamil immigrants from South India, now masquerading , as true Sri Lankans. Indian identity is not Hindian , Swiss identity is not German or the British identity English. They all encompass every culture religion that live in theses lands, even the recently migrated people and their cultures.

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    Vijayakala Maheshwaran was wanting the return of the LTTE, as she claimed, due to the lack of law and order in the North after the brutal murder of a 6 year old and many other acts of violence committed in the area. This is the same Vijayakala Maheshwaran that protected the killer of Vithya, the teenager that was brutally murdered several months ago.

    The way I see it, Maheshwaran was election campaigning in the area. After all, none of these politicians care for their people except during election time. Maheshwaran does not have anything to offer her people except for coming up with a campaign slogan to get re elected. The first goal of every politician is to get re elected.

    None of the politicians, be it North or South, Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim, has anything to offer their people. Nothing.

    Their only goal is to come into power to loot the people that vote for them.

    We can get rid of the current bunch of thieves/looters and jokers but there is no guarantee of the next bunch being any better. Public service to these politicians means fattening their pockets and that of their friends and family.

    Seriously, after much thought, we have no hope.

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    you do not find any statesman among majority. only cheap politicians are plenty. they would like to come to power thro’ any means. but ranil-siri combination up to now did not resort to this kind of cheap politics .that can be the reason for their failure at the moment. all bandaranaike policies have already evaporated. nationalization etc. sl leaders have to move forward quickly .otherwise even myanmar will be ahead of us.
    -dayal

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    “Followed by the torching of the precious Jaffna Library in 1981 by Government hirelings, on the eve of the elections to the Jaffna District Development Council, added fuel to the fire, and then the 13 Sinhala soldiers ambushed and killed in Jaffna, by the LTTE, was sought to be avenged by the 1983 (Black July) conflagration unleashed by the Government, thus precipitating the 30-year long war which destroyed tens of thousands of lives, both civilian and military, beside colossal destruction to property And , the financial cost of the war was $ 200 billions, as per survey made by former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Shiv Sankar Menon”

    Some one please explain me if this is the reason why Tamils en masse vote for UNP from that day onwards?

    Added to this is 1989 Bheeshanaya which has converted JVP to be the guardian angels of UNP.
    Crazy is not the word. How on earth one can maintain one’s sanity?
    Soma

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      somass

      “Some one please explain me if this is the reason why Tamils en masse vote for UNP from that day onwards?”

      Given the mass killing of 1971 and despite the slaughter of innocent people between 1994 and 2015 the Sinhalese, Buddhists, …..and Sinhala/Buddhists still vote for SLFP. The voting pattern or the pattern of behaviour of Sinhalese, Buddhists, …..Sinhala/Buddhists do not seem to surprise you. Understandable.

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    Vijayakala’s frustrated outburst was a yearning for the nostalgic big-dick discipline administered by VP and his hapless band of freedom fighters. That was a time when reputed Tamil erudition (and legendary prowess in mathematics) took a back seat. If only VP had understood that 25,000 against 250,000 would end in tears, he would have saved his people much sorrow and loss of dignity.
    Nevertheless, his demise was not the end of the dream. Ever since Banda got his way, our Sinhala politicians have latched on to the simple principle that all you need to do to win the hearts and minds of the common Sinhalese voter is to be hard on the Tamil community. Thanks to the resurgent hard line BBS and other nationalists, that still is the preferred thinking of most Sinhalese politicians – in spite of the tireless work that is being done to bring about healing and reconciliation.

    The disappointments of the present Yahapalanaya government only leave the crucial minority voter in limbo. As the old Chinese saying goes, ‘how can the dew finish what the rains couldn’t?’ There is nothing MS/RW can do at this late stage to make up for lost opportunity and wasted chances to keep the promises they once made. MS/RW are a busted flush.

    Fickle Hope with her enticing looks is all we have now.

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      Spring Koha

      How are you besides you being horny this morning?
      You are really a dirty old man as I checked “big-dick discipline” on google to find the precise meaning, it took me to all sorts of porn sides. Never mind, then you allowed yourself to be disturbed by her enticing looks.

      Where is KASmaalam Sumanasekere, is he already on the key board …. typing b.. ….. ?

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    What the author has written is correct but unfortunately like all other Northern and Eastern Tamil authors he has conveniently forgotten why Tamils were not given due place then and even now. One of the reason is that Tamils in the NOrth and East ( similar to CM Wigneswaran, a thankless politician and an LTTE surrogate) they do not see or want to write about the atrocities committed by LTTE. Leaving LTTE a side as its a Terrorist Organization, if we consider the masses who vote in those two areas we note the masses are not violent or troublesome, its the politicians who have the Terrorist mentalities. In a democracy its always the majority that decides. In the case of Sri Lanka unless and until the Tamils understand and accept that they have to resolve any issue not by threatening Sinhalese but by working together there will be no solution.

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      The time when you and your likes speak and write the truth about the harm done to Tamils by successive governments, and the fear and mayhem caused to the Tamils in the passive North, would be the best time for Tamils to open their mouths on LTTE. Until then stop pretending to be a ‘Sri Lankan Tamil’.

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        Dont open your mouths. We dont want you to open your holes on LTTE. We want Tamils as a whole to keep venerating LTTE. It just helps us

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      You are no Sri Lankan Tamil but a Sinhalese . Unlike most Sinhalese and Muslims , many Sri Lankan Tamils have written and spoken about LTTE atrocities, however what the LTTE did was peanuts compared to the atrocities war crimes and genocidal activities of the Sinhalese Sri Lankan governments , armed forces police, criminal elements and Muslim home guards did to the Tamils. They were egged on by a largely racist Sinhalese public that stood silently without a whimper of protest and watched happily. A few conscience stricken Sinhalese people going out of their way to help their Tamil relative. friends or even complete outsiders does not negate this fact. Most Sinhalese are racists to the core , vote for racists and are happy to wallow in poverty, as long as their crooked politcians and armed forces keep the Tamils in their places. This is why even now they do not protest but keep quite and are happy at all the excess that is happening in the north and east and the army occupation. Land acquisition , crime/drugs , Sinhalisation/ethnic cleansing activities, building of Buddas statues and viharas. Many even support these activities here. The LTTE was responsible for less than 5% of the atrocities committed during the war. More than 95% of the atrocities were committed by the Sri Lankan state. armed forces/police , Muslim home guards in the east and Sinhalese and Muslim criminal elements in the south. 99% of their victims were innocent Tamil civilians. They killed more than 300000 Tamil civilians and ethnically cleansed half the island’s Tamil population, who were forced to flee the island. The LTTE killing of Sinhalese and Muslims did not amount to over 3000 and most of them were really not civilians but thugs and criminals. What Sinhalese racists like you want to do is equate the Sinhalese state sponsored genocide and war crimes on the Tamils with the LTTE killing around 3000 largely criminal elements of Sinhalese and Muslims and say both sides committed atrocities , so we are equal and there is no war crime or to answer to the UN. I can see through your game.

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    Sinhala Only language policy, Sri Lankan government’s actions no doubt worsened the situation in Sri Lanka, however the root cause of Sri Lankan issue or Sinhala/Tamil issue is extreme Tamil nationalism which can be compared with Nazism in Europe in the 1920s. Tamil Nationalism has always succeeded in getting out of the radar even though it is one of the biggest contributors in mayhem in Sri Lanka.

    Therefore to understand the root cause of Sri Lankan issue one should have a clear look at Tamil nationalist movements in both Sri Lanka and South India. Every Sinhalese should demand it. In 1920s one can see extreme Tamil nationalist movements coming into action in TN around the idea of Tamil being the world’s first language or mother of all languages. Tamil politicians created fake history and continue to create fake history in order to brainwash average Tamil people. The extreme linguistic nationalism in Tamil Nadu affected Sri Lanka as well.

    The root cause in Sri Lanka’s issue is primarily a history debate. Who came first? argument!

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    Keep on thereatening for the come back of Tamils. the result will be more Tamils will move to South. The eventual result is (now how there is 16 Tamil MPS for the reagion that needs only four Tamil MPs.), there won’t be any need of Tamil MPS. Even at present both Tamils and Muslim politicians know it.

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    Navaratnam in his book, The Fall and the Rise of the Tamil Struggle says, Tamil is the oldest surviving language and hence Tamils should fight to protect it in Sri Lanka ( See how propaganda of Tamil Nationalist movements affected SL). Navaratnam goes on saying to protect it, they need a separate Tamil Nation. The fake history created by Tamils to fuel their ethnic pride or whatever you call it, made them believe they are some superior race over others. And because of their perceived superiority they can dominate others. The Tamils were nurtured by this thinking by their leaders. The anti-Sinhala extreme Tamil nationalist vitriol that Tamil supremacist politicians screamed everyday infront of micro phones in the peninsula did not create a sympathetic mind in the south which is ready to listen to Tamils’ demands. Instead the South learnt the racist vitriol that was directed at them by the Tamils. We have to understand the anti Tamil pogroms in that context. Tamil Nationalism is similar to Nazism because of its fascist nature.

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    This is what a Tamil political activist called Chelvy Thiagarajah says about the Tamil Nationalist politics.
    “Most of the Jaffna youth of my time grew up as instinctive nationalists and supporters of the Federal Party. With it went a dangerous inherent assumption of the superiority of the Tamils over the Sinhalese, and a certain uneasiness about the Muslims who were also largely Tamil speaking.”
    She was brutally killed in an LTTE prison.
    It is high time the Tamil Nationalist politics engaged by the mainstream Tamil political parties come under study.

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    Demalu had no problem when English was the official language, Christianity was the official religion, ‘God Saved the Queen’ was the national anthem, Union Jack was hoisted, English letters were in car number plates. But when Sinhala language of the majority became the official language, when ‘Namo Namo Matha’ became the national anthem, when Sri Lankan Flag was hoisted, when letter ‘Sri’ was used in car number plates Wellala Politicians and elite Demalu had a problem.

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    Vijayakala’s speech is part of a hidden agenda to press the Government to give police powers to NPC while low caste Demalu in the North do not want Police and Land powers given to NPC dominated by Wellala politicians. Vijayakala has forgotten that LTTE did not control law and order in Yapanaya while the war was going on. It was Police and Army that maintained good law and order in Yapanaya. After this Government came to power law and order situation has deteriorated everywhere in the country not only in Yapanaya.

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    Aiyooo… Kill, kill, kill…. killing, genocide, riots, discrimination, torture, genocide, ethnic cleansing, genocide, war crimes, genocide, war crimes, bla, bla, bla……
     
    Then another round of the above chorus starts in the next article or book. This whining was started in the late 1920’s by using fabricated and exaggerated stories and has continued upto present day. As the time passed by the stories became more fanciful and exaggerated and has been reproduced in thousands of books and articles and now hundreds of blogs and websites.
     
    Can the Tamils talk of anything other than killing and getting killed? What is the purpose of all this writings about killing and getting killed? How much of it is really true? If all this killing is done by a 7-8 times larger majourity on a tiny minority like the Tamils for all these decades, would anyone in the minority community survive?
     
    Tamils cannot assert their ethnicity in this island other than through violence – one way or another everything Tamil in this island is connected to violence and destruction, be it on the receiving end or on the delivering end.

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