22 October, 2019

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When, Where And How Did Separatism Originate?

By T. Manoharan –

When we speak of separatism, it is generally referred to as dividing the land area of a country into two or more compartments. It may be religious divisions, language divisions or racial divisions, to be ruled separately. This is the type of divisions experienced by the world in general and Sri Lanka in particular. In most countries, separatism is prevented by arms and ammunitions by the ruling governments. Sri Lanka is no exception.

It is also evident that separatism sometimes stems from hunger for additional power or to retain the power already in their hands, even among the same races and clans. This was prevalent in Sri Lanka too as indicated in Sri Lankan history.

To capture power, the eldest son king Kashyapa murdered his own father King Dhatusena, who ruled Anuradhapura and illegally seized the thrown. It is said the rightfully heir to the thrown was his brother Moggallana, who fled to India. Nevertheless, Kashiappa feared Moggllana and constructed a fortress on top of Sigiriya and lived there, according to Mahavamsa. Similarly, queen Anuladevi, who ruled Anuradhapura, to quench her lust, married different men, crowned them as kings and subsequently mercilessly murdered them, according to historical evidence. 

Further the history refers to the killing of Vijayabahu, king of Kotte by his three sons namely Buvaneka Bahu, Mayadunna and Madduma Bandara. They divided the kingdom of Kotte into three, namely, Kotte, Sithawake, and Rigam and ruled separately. Murder and mayhem was the order of the day. 

Therefore, fight for division of the country is nothing new. In fact, Srilanka was divided into so many kingdoms prior to the arrival of the Europeans. After the arrival of the Europeans, number of small kingdoms lost its steam and was ruled by Europeans. Finally the Kandian kingdom which was ruled independently fell to Britain and Srilanka was ruled as a single country. 

When the country gained independence, slowly but steadily, separatism raised its head once again, despite the fact the Britain handed over the rule to all Sri lankans to live amicably. Unfortunately, separatism was in the blood of the Sinhalese from the time the murder of the ruling kings as stated earlier. It is clear that the parliamentary ‘democracy’ became a mockery and was responsible for planting the seeds of separation by depriving the voting rights of the plantation workers simply because they were Tamil speaking Indians and not because they originated from India. If they were Sinhala speaking Indians……..? 

Subsequently, Sinhala only bill was passed in the parliament depriving the Tamils and other minorities of their language rights. Thus, you will note that separatism originated from the Parliament and not from the people. Not only was the language rights deprived but, even the religious equality was withdrawn when Buddhism was given the foremost place via Parliament.

The Sinhalese, who insisted that Sinhala and Tamil languages be given equal rights, were condemned as traitors. Even to-day the same situation prevails. LSSP comrade who spear headed the language rights for the Tamils, namely Regi Mendis’s hand was mutilated. Colvin R de Silva who stated that one language means two nations and two languages means one nation was not taken into consideration. When Dr. N.M. Perera, proposed and Edmund Samarkody seconded a motion on 10th October1955, to make Sinhala and Tamil the official languages, it was defeated by the Parliament. With the passage of time, however, Dr. NM and Dr.Colvin too succumbed to political pressure. 

The Sinhalese politicians go round the country shouting that they will not allow the country to be divided. But they are the very same people who deprived the citizenship and language rights of the Tamils and thereafter accused the Tamils of sowing the seeds of division. This reminds us of a story where a wolf which was drinking water from top of a hillock accused the goat  drinking water in the downstream, as responsible for muddying the water. 

The communal thinking of the majority community is the cause of the cry for separation by the Tamils. But this has not been adequately amplified by the Sinhalese politicians. And the masses have been prevented from understanding the actual problem facing the country. The politicians, so called intellectuals and educationist are responsible for this communal outlook. Because of this, our country has reached a point of no return and the country is on bail from the international court, it appears. 

It is wrong to say that the Tamils were/are responsible for sowing the seeds of separation. There is no proof to say that Tamils were at any time responsible for the deprivation of the rights of the Sinhalese.

When the Sinhalese leaders were enticed by the English language and culture, fashioned themselves as pseudo English men and looked down on the Sinhala language, it was Sir Ponnambalm Ramanathan who initiated the love for the language among the Sinhala leaders. In that, Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan asked a question from the Sinhala stalwarts thus “if the Sinhalese are not going to use their language, who else will use it”. Little did Sir Ponnambalam realize that his statement will be the Death Bed for the Tamil language in Sri lanka. It is similar to a dog biting the hands that feed him.

Unfortunately, the Sinhalese and the other minority communities in Sri Lanaka, needs to germinate the seeds of separation to establish their right to rule/live without pin pricks. It is evident, that in order to obtain temporary political benefits, there are Kashiappas,Anulathevis, Puvaneka Bahu, Mayathunna, Mathumabandara and the likes  still in existence in Sri Lanka.

Unlike the King of Kotte who gave himself up to the Portuguese voluntarily, and the Kandian king who was betrayed to the English, the Jaffna and Vanni Tamil kings fought till the last. But, this historical fact is not amplified but eclipsed. Isn’t this a ploy for separation?

When soil is excavated in Ratnapura you get gems, in Kurunegal you get lead

In Trincomalee/ Pulmodai you get limonite in Anuradhapura you get dilapidated olden heritage. But in Jaffna and Mannar you get relatively new human skeletons.

There is a move to draft a new law with regard to Prevention of Terrorism. Good. But it should not be putrid toddy in a new pot. (Puthiya Monthail Palaya Kallu). Terrorism begins with a section of the population considering their religion and language to be superior to others. This should be indicated as an offence in the new law, thus enabling all citizens of Sri lanka to be equal in all respect.

It is imperative for all of us to look to back at the past, pause at the present, ascertain and understand the mistakes we have committed and march forward to the future with determination and courage to ensure equality, peace and prosperity.

Translated by K.ANAGA

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    Tamils too will have problems as and when they get so called Dream Eelam they will fight one another in the name of separate cast system ..
    With our seperarion you already morally ; ethically; religiously; regionally divided Tamil community .
    JAFFNA Tamils are superior to Baticaloa Tamils and Bati Tamils are superior to up country Tmails;.
    Brahms superior to non- Bramins;
    So on compare all caste..
    What is left for you devide some acres of land ..
    Well?
    Where do rich Tamils live now ?..
    Most in Colombo?
    Why ?
    Even if they have Eelam they will never go back to Jaffna for the reasons I told before .
    They can live with Sinhalese than with Tamils. This is true

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      Yes regionalism and casteism did not prevent the Sinhalese from gaining their due rights , however they keep on stating that Tamils are divided on the basis of region and caste to justify their denial of just rights to the Tamils and commit genocide on them. Will not work. All people in the world have regional class/caste divisions amongst themselves and so do the Sinhalese. Kandyan Sinhalese even now consider themselves superior to the low country Sinhalese. Even low caste Kandyans consider themselves above the low country Govigamma and to most of them marrying into a low country Sinhalese family is still taboo. They consider the low country Sinhalese , as largely immigrant low caste Indian Tamils who have now taken on a Sinhalese identity and this is true in 90%cases . The Govigamma treat the non Govigamma castes like dirt and generally call them” Demala Jarawa” meaning the Tamil dirt or the dirt of the Tamil , referring to their largely low caste immigrant Indian Tamil origin. They were banned from entering their Buddhist temples and refused ordination and were forced to open their own Buddhist temples and Buddhist orders. Even now certain Buddhist orders refuse to ordain non Govigamma Sinhalese as monks or nuns. At the apex of the Sinhalese social order are the Kandyan Radala and upper castes funnily enough most of them are of descended from Tamil or Tamil speaking Pandians/Naickers from Tamil Nadu. Then comes the Low country Govigamma , many of them like the Bandarnaicke’s aspire to marry into Kandyan families , to increase their social standing. Go and read the marriage columns and you will see Sinhalese parents only want partners for their darling offspring , either from their caste or higher is possible. If some one says caste no bar , usually it means , there is a scandal within the family or they are trying to palm off an shop soiled offspring.

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      Idiotic Lankan,
      “Where do rich Tamils live now ?..
      Most in Colombo?
      Why ?”
      Economics is the reason. Colombo is the commercial capital, and Tamils are the ones running business.
      Maybe you should ask ” Sinhala women like to live in Dubai. Why?

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    contd: Unlike the Tamils who will elect a low caste or non Hindu as their leader. The Sinhalese will only elect leaders from the Govigamma caste or higher and they all have to be Buddhist , at least nominally , even if they were born as Christians. Like Bandaranayke and Jayawardene. Low caste Premadasa was an aberration and he was bumped off and the blame conveniently laid on the LTTE. Recently the Kandy Mahanayakes protested against the appointment of a Low caste Karawe Catholic , to be the governor of the Kandyan Sinhalese heartland the Central Province. They stated it was an insult and only wanted an upper caste Kandyan Buddhist or failing that an upper caste Kandyan Christian to be the governor of the Central Province and the government meekly obliged and left the low caste Karawa Catholic ruling the largely upper caste Hindu Northern Province. Yet the Sinhalese keep on talking about caste, class and regional divisions amongst Tamils to deny them their rights and also to divide and rule the Tamils by highlighting this . Just like in the case of the Muslim Tamils and non Muslim Tamils. However they are the biggest culprits when it comes to discrimination be it caste, class, region , language, religion or ethnicity. Like the author of this article stated it is the Sinhalese who are the cause of separatism and terrorism, with their state sponsored terror on island’s Tamils

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      SSS, President Premadasa was not a Govigama man, he would have continued to be a popular leader if LTTE did not kill him. So it was not Sinhala people who did not want a non Govigama leader, it was your Vellala led Tamil terrorists

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        wannihami

        Did LTTE kill Premadasa?
        What did Scotland report say about the assassination of Athulath Mudali the Barrel Bomber?
        Was it a coincidence that Lalith Athulathmudali was killed on 23 April 1993 and Ranasinghe Premadasa was on 1 May 1993.
        The Govi Radala never liked Premadasa.
        Govi Radala took pride in undermining him at every opportunity they had or created for themselves.

        Investigation into assassination of Premadasa should be investigated. The supposed assassin Babu’s body was handed over to his family the same day and according to their family customs , the corpse was cremated immediately. The crime scene was wiped cleaned with 2 hours or so.

        Barrel Bomber Athulathmudali was alleged to have warned, his life was in Premadasa’s hand and Premadasa’s life was in his hand. By the way ordinary people have no knowledge of palace intrigues.

        Please read and learn:
        The Premadasa Assassination
        By Rajan Hoole
        JUNE 21, 2014
        COLOMBO TELEGRAPH
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/
        index.php/the-premadasa-assassination/

        By the way what happened to the child Sampath Wijebahu who was thought to be the reincarnation Ranasinghe Premadasa?

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    DEAR Siva ..
    You get annoyed when it comes to caste ..
    I hope you are Brahim…or Vellala…so whatever it is ?
    But caste is created by some Briahim to exploit people ..
    It is deeply rooted in Tamils …if not Praba..the dirtysides of caste might have been more dangerous in North.
    It was your caste system that kept Karu away from Jaffna .
    Do not take it easy .your caste is one of main reasons for your downfall..
    No human being will accpet it now ..
    Change your system and come to Sri Lanka government it will treat all same .
    Ok.

    Out your house first in order before you point at other communities ..
    Tamils will get due rights from sinahslese but Tamils will never get due rights from Tamils ..
    It is true fact ..

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      Lankan!
      The article by MR..Manoharan points out as to who initiated Separatism and does not refer to cast. If you stop beating about the bush and stick to the point, you may be considered a ‘high cast Sinhalese’

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    Siva Sankaran!
    Why go far. if you go through the matrimonial pages of the Sunday Times and perhaps others too, Cast is conspicuously mentioned and they ask for the same cast Bride or Bridegroom.
    In fact fools do not accept the fact that they are fools. If they do,they will not be fools any more,

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    DEAR Anaga..
    Which religion is created in the basis of cast?
    Is it Christianity..
    Islam
    Buddhism
    Or Hinduism.
    World knows it is last one .
    So; give up caste system and come up with universal teaching of Buddhism

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      Lankan!
      it appears that the Sinhalese have taken over Buddhism with lock stock and barrel and there is nothing left to share, As far as I am concerned I am of the opinion that a religion is not necessary for mankind to exist but man is necessary for religion to exist.
      Let God save humans like you.

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      L
      True. Early Buddhism was at the forefront of rejecting the caste/varna system.
      Look at Sri Lanka. Are the Buddhists free of the caste system? The system is slightly less oppressive than that in the North, but well entrenched.

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    “It is wrong to say that the Tamils were/are responsible for sowing the seeds of separation.”
    Even before independence, separatism was in the agenda of Demala politicians. Demalu begged British not to leave Sinhale because Demalu had a great time licking the a#s of Brits. British refused that request. Then Demalu asked for a separate state but Brits refused that request. Then they asked for 50:50. Brits refused that too.
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    “There is no proof to say that Tamils were at any time responsible for the deprivation of the rights of the Sinhalese.”
    When Brits ruled Sinhale, Demalu (Hindu and Muslim) took the side of Brits and discriminated Sinhalayo. Sinhalayo fought against Brits and shed their blood to liberate the country from colonial parasites but Demalu had a good time sitting on the lap of Brits. So why should Sinhalayo have sympathy for Demalu who betrayed them.

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      Eagle eye
      When did Sinhalayo fight against the Brits? Your Eagle Eye seem to be short sighted. Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan and Sir Ponnambalm
      Arunachalam together with a few Sinhalese reluctantly fought- not fought but asked for freedom.The need to fight did not arise as Our fight was initiated by India, like how they intervened to fight the Freedom struggle of the Tamils. Now the Tamils are paying for their support to the Sinhalese to obtain freedom. As stated by Mr.Manoharan’ it was Sir.Pon Ramanathan who penetrated the minds of the Sinhalese to respect their own language which resulted in the Death of the Tamil language in Sri lanka. Sir .Pon did not, even in his wildest dream expected Sinhalese to stab in the back of the Tamils. Well it has been done with a smile.

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    Demalu live in five pockets in the country. In Yapanaya, Tirikunamalaya, Madakalapuwa, Kandu Rata and Colomba. So tell us how the hell you guys plan to have a separate state for all these Demalu who are scattered in the country?
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    Demalu (Hindu, Muslim and Christian) make up 21% of the population. A possible solution is to give 21% of the land in the North where there is relatively a high concentration of Demalu and demarcate the boundary as a straight line from East to West and request all the Demalu to move to their country.
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    Demalu always insist on proportional representation. When dividing the land also we adhere to that.

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    DEAR Moda Egle blind eyes…
    Read history and see what would have happened if Muslim supported Tmail in 1950: Sri Lanka would have been two then..
    It was because of Muslim rejected idea of 50:50 ..
    British did not go for that ideas of sperating .
    All sinahsle politicians are still grateful..
    Read the history with your clear mind not with blind eyes .

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    What a load of racist rubbish to reconstruct history painting Tamils as blameless as usual.

    Under the Brits, the Tamil elite from Jaffna enjoyed power disproportionately. When the Sinhalese were emerging as a political entity in their Sinhala homeland, the Jaffna Vellalas feared they will lose their privileged position. The Tamil racist politicians brought Separatism way back in 1922. That was the beginning of Eelam movement. GG.Ponna sought to seek 50-50 in 1939 creating a situation of minority rule over majority which was shot down by even the Brits because of its ridiculousness. In 1929, in Navalapitiya GG.Ponna racist insulted Sinhala people and it resulted in the first Sinhala-Tamil riot. That was the first ever racial riot among Sinhalese and Tamils.

    In 1931 when Ceylon was about to get universal suffrage, Tamil Vellala politicians went to London to protest against giving universal suffrage to Ceylonese. He even wanted to legalise caste system. The reason is Tamil Vellalas were worrying they would be losing their priviledged position if democracy came into play. Tamil Vellalas wanted to keep the Sinhala peasants in a South Africa like situation implementing minority rule over majority. Well Sinhalese did not buy that. That was the reason Tamil Vellala rulers started Tamil separatist project. In 1948 Sinhalese leaders got a country which had seeds of separatism sown in its soil. The Sinhala leaders did not manage it right.

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    In 1945, again racist Ponna brought 50-50 as a suggestion to subjugate the Sinhalese using their recently brought Tamil speaking Indian labour. The Sinhala leaders were RIGHT in trying to get rid of them and dilute the separatists’ power. In other words, disenfranchisement or whatever, Tamils created that situation.

    And by the way, why cant you look for a single instance of a Tamil king fighting for a autonomous province within ancient Sri Lanka? Because there was NO Tamil kings. Pandara Vanniyan is not Tamil but Sinhala. And what did he do? Are there any Pandaras in Tamil Nadu? But there are many Bandaras in Sinhala Lanka. Where did Jaffna kings fight Portugese or Brits? There was NO instance of Tamils fighting colonials. Even two of the wars carried out against Portugese in Jaffna were done by Kandyans. Tamils suffer from acute unawareness of Sri Lankan history. Go and learn about Sinhala princes fighting against colonials as opposed to none found among Tamils. There is a lot of history beyond Wanni Bandara whom you errorneosly refer to Pandara Vanniyan. Looking at how these bugger eulogies Wanni Bandara, if Tamils had even a fraction of the heritage Sinhalese have in this island, imagine how these buggers would go on boasting about it.

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    It is wrong to say that the Tamils were/are responsible for sowing the seeds of separation. There is no proof to say that Tamils were at any time responsible for the deprivation of the rights of the Sinhalese.///

    1922 Arunachalam declares he wants Eelam.
    1929 GG Ponna goes on insulting Sinhalese and first Tamil – Sinhala race riot in Navalapitiya
    1931 Vellala tamils go to London to persuade British authorities not to give universal suffrage to Ceylonese
    1939 GG Ponna asks for 50-50
    1945 GG Ponna make a statement in parliament that he is not a Ceylonese but a Dravidian.

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    Tamils enjoyed more than 40% of employment in all sectors of jobs during British rules …sinahslese were marginalized on their own land …so; as soon as British left the countries Tamil wanted to have 50:50…
    Now; luckily they could not get it because Muslim did support them ..
    Muslim community stood with sinahslese since kings time..

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    Correct Information: Pulmoddai beach ilmenite (not limonite) deposits is the heralded non-ferrous mineral reserve in Sri Lanka.

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      Thank you

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    Another typical Tamil way, doing all sort of wrong & destruction to the country & put the blame on Sinhalese. Depriving of citizenship of some section of Indian Tamils was done with the agreement of Tamil political leaders. Looking at the destruction done by 11% Tamils, what would be the condition if it was otherwise. Once they included Hill Country also in their eelam map. What will be the reaction of Tamils if those laboures were not Tamils & some other Indian ethnic group or Muslims.
    Since the day of arrival of Buddhism to this country how that religion deeply embraced by kings & other people alike, how much blood, sweat, labour, wealth they sacrified to preserve, promote it & to build great monuments. Peoples entire life is centred on that religion. Their literature.,Arts Crafts florished around Buddhism. Their works not second to the works of other countries. Most newly arrived immigrants can’t value or understand it. Do they want Hinduism equal position as Buddhism? Seperatism is in the souls of Tamils.

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      Buddhism was not considered a religion- it was and is a . philosophy. Don’t forget the fact that Buddha was married and had two children before he thought of philosophical teachings or rather sayings. How many Buddhist are following the Buddha’s teaching . Burma and Srilanka are good examples . Most of them are unable to be even vegetarians as taught by Buddha. They Addaik, Kadichu,Mattak kadichu, Appanaik kadipavarhal meanig( first they bite the goat then the Cows/bulls and finally their father) like Kashappa and Buhaneva bahu. Let us not go haywire but answer to the point. If GG Ponnampalam’s 50/50 cry was accepted Fifty for Sinhalese and Fifty for all the other races, this beautiful Island would have been flowing with Milk and Honey. Milk from the Sinhalese and the Honey from the other races if mixed together would have been a real pearl of the Indian Ocean.

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    As usual RSS is posting shit. In marriage proposals parents states their cast because they want to give their true identity. They proudly say who they are. Even younger generation don’t know what is their cast is. RSS is expert in cast system so I think he believes that he was not born in a normal way but born somebody’s mouth.

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    Manoharan: To answer your question “When, Where And How Did Separatism Originate?”, we must first find out “Who are the ‘separatists’?”
    Before independence ‘separation’ was in the minds of both sides. The disenfranchisement of some Tamils was in this direction and some Tamils took the bait. The “Sinhala Only” and the pogroms that followed were to move the Tamils into ‘their homeland’. Today the ‘separatists’ are keen to herd the Tamils into an enclave in India/Pakistan partition fashion and then………….?? Establish a Buddhist-Sinhala SL?

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    Prophet Mohamad, Jesus Christ, Lord Shiva all got married. Prince Siddartha had only one child. Lord Buddha did not say anything about what to eat & what not to,even to Monks because they were fed by laymen who give the food what they have.

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    T. Manoharan and others!

    The LLRC appointed by former President Mahinda Rajapakse in Para – 8.150 of its Report says:

    “The Commission takes the view that the root cause of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
    lies in the failure of successive Governments to address the genuine grievances of the Tamil people.

    The country may not have been confronted with a violent separatist agenda,
    if the political consensus at the time of independence had been sustained and if policies had been implemented to build up and strengthen the confidence of the minorities around the system which had gained a reasonable measure of acceptance.”

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    Religion, faith, philosophy are all misunderstood and people are misled by religious merchants who sow hatred among the people for their own ill benefits. Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim, Christianity, Jewism are faiths originated in times long lost.
    People used the religion to create divisions among the people for reasons best known only by them, also people of rank and power, like kings, ministers etc controlled the people just like now where government and people in public service think they are superior and almighty.
    All humans are born the same way and out of a woman and delivered to the world by the help of another human. So where is the superiority ?. All humans, apart from the color appear same, the body organs are same, they breathe, see, eat and shit the same way, and when they are dead the corpse turns black within days. Brahmin is a term used on the first batch of human creation by the creator Brammhan ( in Sinhalese Mahabamba) who taught them all about life and released them into the world to be teachers of the generations they would produce, like Adam and Eve.
    Therefore how can one human being be above another ?. Are we all not brahmins.
    Anyway, faith is terribly misused in the Asian culture, particularly in the subcontinent, India and Sri Lanka being the worst.
    No faith is superior to another and no faith can meet the everyday needs of the human being. What we need is people of intelligence to create avenues which can serve the needs of the people. Some religious orders are teaming with wealth from donations but no help from these religious sectors to help the state in dire need of
    funds to meet the financial needs of the country but are quick to claim their religious, caste, creed etc… This is sadly the curse that has befallen this beautiful
    country. Somewhere in our annals it is recorded what our colonial masters, the British, left behind when Ceylon was given freedom in 1948, in 1956 the SWRD Bandaranayake won the elections on the Sinhala Only platform and the leftist politicians began their tirade against the British of what they had “stolen” from our country during their long rule. 1957 the cauldron of racism was placed and the Sinhala only “panatha” was put into effect 1n 1958 with the introduction of “Sri” of vehicle number plates replacing the English alphabet. The Tamils in the North took offense and introduced the Tamil version of the “Sri” which was the first rebellion
    that was ignited by the Sinhala only panatha. Sinhala only affected a majority of public servants, mostly Tamils who began to retire en masse throwing the administrative service of the country into jeopardy. The country has not recovered since.

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    Separatism or elam demand by so called Tamil political leaders is based on mythology and certain complexity in the mind set of vellalas and it is started by the 1st terrorists S.J.V. Chelvanayagam by forming terrorists, racists Tamil Arasu Katchchi in 1933.

    All grievances are common to all Sri Lankans and dominated by economics in nature and the answer is Economic empowerment to all Sri Lankans.

    All the other matters in talks are annihilated with the annihilation of LTTE Terrorists and killing of so called sun god, Velupillai Prabhakaran b the Government forces of Sri Lanka on the banks of Nanthikadal in May 2009.

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      Chelvanayakam Did not demand but ‘requested’ for federal form of government. But the Sinhala governments continued to cheat the Tamils. Thus a demand for Eelam, as existed prior to Britain’s rule was demanded in 1976. Please note Srilanka was never ‘ONE’ You should not distort recent history.
      If you know that ‘you don’t know’, then you know something- that is ‘you don’t know’, but you seem to know nothing.
      You speak of Economy but why did economics fail in Srilanka?, is in’t it because of the ethnic divide. Even now it is not too late, have a federal solution and invite the Diaspora to invest. You can be A Malaysia and North/East could be a Singapore. Like Malaysia and Singapore you can live happily ever after as long as you don’t start your dirty game of Sinhala only, Buddhism the foremost and Colonize the Tamil areas with Sinhalese with State Aid.. Of course Malaysia and Singapore separated themselves amicably.

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    Economics failed for various reasons. Demand or request, why Federalism or elam or separate state required?There is no Tamil areas in this country as Sri Lanka belonging to all Sri Lankans and anybody can live anywhere in the island. First , you need to learn the meaning of the word Colony and then talk about colonization of Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.
    Reality is Majority religion is Buddhism and Majority Race is Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. Are you all accepting or not?
    The other reality is no elam and no federalism. Current arrangements can solve all the problems where Sri Lankans are facing as mostly economic in nature. Even 13 A is not required as it is an utter waste of public money and a huge burden as an Administrative cost.
    I repeat that all other so called problems in mythology discussed by so called tamil political leaders, Vellalas etc. were annihilated with Prabhakaran and LTTE.
    First Tamil diaspora must learn to think as Sri Lankans and as long as they are thinking as outsiders, we do not want them at all.

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    Economics failed for various reasons. Demand or request, why Federalism or elam or separate state required?There is no Tamil areas in this country as Sri Lanka belonging to all Sri Lankans and anybody can live anywhere in the island. First , you need to learn the meaning of the word Colony and then talk about colonization of Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.
    Reality is Majority religion is Buddhism and Majority Race is Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. Are you all accepting or not?
    The other reality is no elam and no federalism. Current arrangements can solve all the problems where Sri Lankans are facing as mostly economic in nature. Even 13 A is not required as it is an utter waste of public money and a huge burden as an Administrative cost.
    I repeat that all other so called problems in mythology discussed by so called tamil political leaders, Vellalas etc. were annihilated with Prabhakaran and LTTE.
    First Tamil diaspora must learn to think as Sri Lankans and as long as they are thinking as outsiders, we do not want them at all.

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    To all Tamil and Sinhala brothers and sisters:
    Do not get over exited or unduly worried. NO EINSTEIN CAN DEVISE AN IMPLEMENTABLE DEVOLUTION MODEL OF A ‘POLITICAL SOLUTION’ IN VIEW OF THE EXISTING DEMOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION AND THE TAMIL DESIRE TO LIVE IN SINHALA MAJORITY AREAS. If the TNA is serious about a ‘political solution ‘ they must carry out a determined campaign among those Tamils (Tamil speaking people ) presently living outside North East to gradually relocate themselves. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. Tamils are no fools – who among those who have lived among the Sinhalese ever want to willingly jump into a hell hole? Sinhalese are entitled to feel superior over this Tamil attitude and must be happy that they are not going anywhere. Keep emphasising that Tamils have to choose between a ‘political solution ‘ OR the right to live anywhere – DEFINITELY NOT BOTH. That will solve the problem. The other day I saw Sumathitharan flying a kite in the Galle Face, relaxing after a trip to Jaffna.

    Soma

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      Soma, It is up to the individual, – be it a Sinhalese or a Tamil – to decide where he/she wants to live. A Federal arrangement will be good for both communities. The Unitary set-up has failed us all. Grasp this reality. Avoid clogging this Forum, if you have nothing new to say.

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        Unreal
        Like all other separatists you too are aiming at a Separate Homeland AND the right to live anywhere. This is called the Holiday Resort Model. No Sir, you have to choose between a separate Homeland OR the right to live anywhere.
        wish you chose the latter. ? Definely not both. Remember you cleared the defacto Ealam run by VP of all Sinhalese. The moment you define the boundaries of your separate Homeland the rest of the island becomes the Sinhala Homeland. When racist donkeys on this forum have nothing new to say other than vilification of Sinhala Buddhists I have nothing nothing new to say either. If the correct answer to question A is B , every time A is repeated B will be repeated.

        Soma

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    Even though 80- 10 million Tamils live in the world they don’t have a separate homeland for them. The most suitable place is Tamil Nadu (TN) but it is impossible because Tamils are only less than 6% of total population of India. So they thought Sri Lanka (SL) is the best place, there they are about 11% & they thought government of SL is weak so that they can achieve it in 5 years with the help of foreign powers. SJV Chelva came from Singapore was asking Federal setup for SL where East was never ruled by Tamils except a short period of Chola invasion. Prabakaran’s father came from Malaysia. Those are the people who claim historical homeland in SL. Sinhala & Tamil are state Languages in SL. Do Tamils want English as state language? Riots are reactions to Tamil’s actions.

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