19 July, 2019

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Why We Mustn’t Move A Millimeter Beyond The 13th Amendment

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“Many Sinhalese…forget that the Tamils of the North and East occupied our Island even before the birth of Buddha…Long before the Sinhalese language was born out of Pali, Tamil and indigenous dialects, the Tamil Dravidians have been occupying this land for centuries…”  ~ Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran, address on August 6th 2017, District Secretariat, Jaffna

The great American poet Robert Frost, alluding to the erection of the Berlin Wall, said that before he built a wall he’d ask to know what he was walling in or walling out (‘Mending Wall’).  Similarly, before we devolve power any further, we must realize who, what and where we would be devolving power to, and with what result.

Obviously we would be devolving more power to the Tamil majority North and East. More specifically we would be giving more power to the Northern and Eastern Provincial Councils and their respective Chief Ministers.

But are they of sound mind to be entitled to such power? Going by the evidence of Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s latest speech delivered on 6th August at 12.30 pm at the District Secretariat, Jaffna, in the presence of a group of British parliamentarians, I have to reluctantly conclude that we would be devolving power to either lunatics or racists, or both. Extracts follow:

“Hon’ Co – Chairman Mavai Senathirajah, Hon’ Members of Parliament from Great Britain, Members of Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Hon’ Members of Parliament, Hon’ Members of the Northern Provincial Council, Mr. Vethanayahan, District Secretary, Jaffna, High officials of the Centre and the Periphery, my dear brothers and sisters,

While welcoming the Hon’Members of Parliament from Britain heartily let me register our appreciation of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy for arranging this important meeting.

…Firstly let me state the perceptions of the Tamils of North and East in Sri Lanka. The Tamils of North and East of Sri Lanka do not consider themselves as minorities. They consider themselves as the majority in the North Eastern Province for more than 2000 years. It is in the last 100 years that intrusions and incursions have been made into the terrain of the Tamil speaking by people from elsewhere.

…Next the Tamils of the North and East opt for a Federal Constitution to preserve their language, religions as well as their culture, tradition and terrain. They seek internal right of self -determination on the basis of their individuality preserved for centuries. They seek the merger of North and East since the Tamil speaking people must preserve their identity and individuality.

Many Sinhalese…forget that the Tamils of the North and East occupied our Island even before the birth of Buddha. There had been waves of immigrants from India who added to the indigenous Tamil populations.

The Sinhalese have another wrong perception that Sri Lanka is the land of the Sinhalese. Long before the Sinhalese language was born out of Pali, Tamil and indigenous dialects, the Tamil Dravidians have been occupying this land for centuries…” (Colombo Telegraph – August 6th 2017

Chief Minister Wigneswaran says that the Tamils were the original inhabitants of the island of Sri Lanka, way before either Buddhism or the Sinhalese. Let me be as specific as he has been. He is not merely saying that the Tamils inhabited the island before the advent of Buddhism during the Ashokan era, to this island. He is saying that the Tamils and not the Sinhalese, inhabited this island BEFORE THE BUDDHA WAS EVEN BORN! Furthermore, he is not merely saying that Tamil is an older language than Sinhalese, but that the Tamils inhabited this island EVEN BEFORE THE SINHALA LANGUAGE ITSELF WAS BORN!

The UNP leadership, the NGO led civil society freaks and their patrons the Western embassies want us to devolve more power through a new Constitution, to this guy and the collective that adheres to and the area that houses this thinking.

Wigneswaran’s view is way beyond illogic and way into plain lunacy because the obvious question arises as to what these so-called original (Tamil) inhabitants were doing stuck in the least arable, most inhospitable part of the island instead of strolling down to the rivers and the lush vegetation. How come the Sinhalese, the much ‘later’ inhabitants in Wigneswaran’s fantasy, were settled in the best and largest part of the island while the original ones were not?    

These views are not only lunatic, they are downright dangerous. If the Chief Minister thinks the Tamils were the original inhabitants of the island before the Buddha was born and the Sinhala language originated, he and those who share his views are also bound to think that by virtue of this original inhabitation, the Tamils are the original owners of the island. As Voltaire said, if you believe absurdities you will commit atrocities. Those who believe this outrageous myth are bound to adopt, or more accurately, return to, a policy of aggression and expansion, sooner or later. They are bound to try to take over, or in their mind retrieve and restore their ownership of a place they were the older inhabitants of, and they are likely to do so with the support of their ethnic kin across 18 miles of water in Tamil Nadu.

I mean, let’s look at the logic of the illogic. If the Tamils were the inhabitants of the island before the Buddha was born and the Sinhala language arose, where did those Tamils come from? And if they came from across the water, what is to say that those across the water are not entitled to the status of original inhabitants and owners. 

Wigneswaran says the Tamils of the North and East do not consider themselves minorities but as the majority in those provinces. Of what relevance is that? If you regard the country as your unit of analysis, then the Tamils of the North and East are a minority. Who says that those two provinces are the relevant, operative unit of analysis? Why not any other province, or a district or town or a lane? Do we not live in a single country called Sri Lankan? Or is it Wigneswaran’s logic that the North and East are the only relevant unit because they constitute a separate country in which the Tamils are a majority? 

Chief Minister Wigneswaran wants federalism, merger and internal self-determination. For his conduct what he should get is the dissolution of the Council. But this spineless, corruptible puppet government will not do that. On the contrary it is seriously advocating more powers for the Provincial Councils. This is where the people, the citizens, come in. We must not permit any change that goes beyond the existing 13th amendment and even the implementation of the 13th amendment must be gradual and conditional on conduct. Any change that goes even a millimeter beyond the 13th amendment must be resisted ‘by any means necessary’ (as Malcolm X said).   

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    Haha Dayan,
    You are a lunatic blood thirsty Sinhala who wants blood sucking Mahinda family to rule this beautiful island with jungle law.
    Wigneswaran was telling about people like you who lie to Sinhalese that Buddha was a Sinhala and Tamils are brought by British as slaves.

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      NOw, Mahinda Rajapakse has learned a lesson, if no other honest party is coming forward. Mahinda Rajapske except, JO, Namal and Basil are the solution.

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        Mahinda is a stupid person he would never be corrected.
        Day before yestreday he had no balls to use his vote against Ravi K.
        But later only, after his advisers made it clear, he thought to stand against the corruption. He is such a FOOL.

        We dont need any other proofs, Now Saitem and Umaoya projects or gabage issues are created by them no body else.
        Stupid folks have been kept in dark by Media prostitution run by HIRU sender and Dehrana Sender sofar.

        People have been abused and manipulated for the political surivival of Rajapakshes. Crystalator was so called war victory. As if he was the master mind of war victory. War held for 3 decades. Late Mr Kadir under CBK got LTTE banned on rich soils. That led to all the defeats and the setbacks LTTE itself faced.
        But ballige putha sowed the seeds in favours of them:
        That was the reality. pLEASE study it first before coming with another biased thoughts.

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          Dear Dayan, it will do a lot better for Srilanka if you also do not move a millimetre of your tongue and hands from your current position.

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      LOL..
      Dayan gave the perfect reply to wiggie’s speech. But I like when wiggie comes up with more and more stories.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      The public racist war monger types:

      “Why We Mustn’t Move A Millimeter Beyond The 13th Amendment”

      Is it because the war monger believes the entire population is suffering from hernia?

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      Dear Dayan, geologically Srilanka and India were a single land mass more than 5000 years ago till the upheaval of sea which separated them. The original people of Srilanka are Veddhas and original people of Tamil Nadu are Adhivasis. Both these groups are genetically similar signifying that it is the same people who lived on both sides of the divide. Discovery of urn burial sites which are hall marks of Dravidian civilisation and discovery of potteries in Northern Srilanka similar to those found in Tamilnadu again proves that the same people lived on both sides. After the land got separated, many of those in the isolated land would have migrated to the mainland. Do you sincerely believe that fishermen from Tamilnadu who set out daily to sea would never have come across a land south of their border. The Oceanic research department of India and NASA have reported the possibility of ancient civilisation lying buried in sea around southern Indian coast. More truths will come to light in the future with modern technology., and expose the Sinhala biased version.

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        It is evidently clear that early humans migrated from the southern tip of Rameshawaram to Sri Lanka. But, it doesn’t necessitate the idea that all of them were Tamils. The culture, ethnicity and the language of the Sinhalese have been developed in this island. They are not Tamils. They are Sinhalese.

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          Yes it developed in the island after large scale conversion of indigenous Tamils in the south west and central parts of the island to Buddhism 2300 years ago and they gradually started to corrupt their Tamil with the Pali/Sanskrit of Buddhism to create a new language and identity called Sinhalese ( from ancient Tamil Chingkallam meaning land of copper of red nothing to do with lions) by the 7Th/8Th century. Sinhalese is a mixture of native Tamil Pali and Sanskrit. Nothing original about it. Tamil belongs to the region the other two to the plains of North India. use your brains. Old Sinhalese or Hela is very close to its Tamil other in pronunciation than modern Sinhalese. The biggest contributor to the Sinhalese language identity people and culture is the Tamil language and people. 40% of Sinhalese vocabulary is derived from Tamil. Its grammar Syntax lexicon and alphabet is purely derived from Tamil not Sanskrit or Pali. Take Tamil derived words from modern Sinhalese and there will be no Sinhalese, just Pali and Sanskrit. It similar for Malayalam Telugu or Kannda. Their core language and base is Tamil. Sinhalese people are largely descended from Tamils indigenous ( the original Sinhalese ) or Indian immigrants like your Karawa ancestors. There is a 25 % North East Indian DNA amongst Sinhalese and 30% amongst Sri Lankan Tamils , proving the Aryan origin for Sinhalese is also incorrect. Anyway people from Bengal/Bihar or Odissha are not Aryans. They are largely Dravidians now speaking the Indo Aryan language of their rulers. Get your fact correct. You are just an extremist

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          The South Indian Tamil (Chola, Chera, Pandya), Kanarese (Pallava), Telugu (Vijayanagara) and Orissa (Kalinga) are Dravidians.

          Kalinga was one of the earliest Dravidian countries to be Aryanised/Prakritised in speech. It is important to note that though Aryanised/Prakritised in speech they are Dravidian people.

          Similarly, Tambapanni (presently Sri Lanka) was also inhabited by the Dravidian tribes Nagas and Yakkas. (According to historians, Nagas were also moving back and forth between Sri Lanka and South India).

          Everything changed in Sri Lanka only after the arrival of Emperor Asoka’s missionary monks lead by Arahat Mahinda who converted King Muta Siva’s son Prince Tissa to Buddhism. A large number of the Dravidian tribes in the island embraced Asoka’s Buddhism, Aryanised/Prakritised their speech, learned to write using Asoka Bhrami script, adopted Asoka’s Lion symbol (Indian Lion) and the Dhamma Chakra (also called the Asoka Chakra), accepted the Asoka Buddhist culture and implemented Asoka’s technology to build Stupas, Chaitya, Viharas, Sangharama, and so on. It is important to note that both Sinhalese and Tamils are Dravidian but the language was changed to either Indo-Aryan (Sinhala) or remained Dravidian (Tamil).

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            Pallava are actually of Iranian origin and later they became Tamilised and were ardent Tamil Hindus. Some in the north much later took a Telugu identity but they were basically Tamils. Mahabalipuram and Kanchepuram were their centres. They were never Kanndiga The ancient Tamil kngdoms were actually Chera Chola Pandian and Pallava

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              Real Siva Sankaran Sharma

              “Pallava are actually of Iranian origin and later they became Tamilised and were ardent Tamil Hindus. “

              It was one theory put forward by an Iranian academic. I have not come across any publication either supporting it or opposing it.

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                you may be correct but if you look at the stone inscriptions their features . They are very Iranian looking generally tall thin long headed and light skinned. Bodhi Dharman the famous Pallava Tamil Buddhist prince turned monk who spread Shao lin to China and Japan , is described to be light skinned blue eyed and had reddish hair not very Dravidian. Many of the Tamil Vellalar from northern Tamil Nadu and Telugu Reddy from southern Andhra , who are supposed to be descended from these ancient Tamil and later some Telugu Pallava are very light skinned and have light eyes. There may be some truth in this. Or they may have just been very light skinned Dravidians who had heavily intermarried into North Indian Indo Aryan families. However the Pallava had arrived to the Tamil country from the north and unlike many Indo Aryans they never patronised Sanskrit but Prakrit and later Tamil

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            “the obvious question arises as to what these so-called original (Tamil) inhabitants were doing stuck in the least arable, most inhospitable part of the island instead of strolling down to the rivers and the lush vegetation.”

            The Sri Lankan civilization started from the least arable, most inhospitable northern part of the island (Anuradapura/Rajarata). The rivers and the lush vegetation in the South was a thick jungle when they established the Northern kingdom of Anuradapura.

            The Dravidians tribes who mixed with the invading north Indians (so called Aryans) who later adopted Buddhism moved towards the South of Anuradapura and created their own language Sinhala (because they were isolated from others) whereas the Dravidians (Tamils) who did not mix with the North Indians moved towards the North of Anuradapura closer to the Tamil mainland and continued to use the Tamil language. The Sinhalese (Buddhists) became a majority very much later, after absorbing more and more low caste (Dalit) South Indians into their community whereas the caste conscious Tamils (Hindus) remained a minority because their caste system did not allow them to absorb the low caste (Dalit) South Indians into their community. All those South Indian coolies that the colonials settled in the Tamil North were kept separately as low castes.

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          Dear Shenali, please come out of your racist mind set. For several thousands of years there was migration into Srilanka from India mainly from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and also from Andhra, Orissa and Bengal. Many of them settled in the south and became Sinhalese and some in the north and became Tamils. The concept of a Sinhala ethnicity is only about 1200 years, a few hundred years after the formation of Malayala race from Tamils. Fact that Sinhala script resembles that of Malayalam shows that Sinhala language evolved after Malayalam, and not the other way about which Sinhalese may like it to be. It should also to be pointed out that some of the Veddhas have become Tamilised though less in number to those Veddhas who have been Sinhalised. Also some of the original settlers who were Dravidians have become Tamils just as much as some becoming Sinhalese. The two genetic tests carried out among Srilankans corroborates with this. Since it has been proved that the core genetic material of all Srilankans are those of South Indians and that the genetic pattern of Ceylon Tamils resembles Sinhalese than Indian Tamils, it proves that Ceylon Tamils also have the same equal right to claim ownership of Srilanka like the Sinhalese. Therefore all these rhetoric about denying Tamils a share of the land is outright racism. There is proof that Tamil or proto-Tamil has been used in Srilanka for interaction and administration much before the origin of Sinhala. For your information, Divehi spoken in the Maldives resembles Sinhala, indicating that Sinhala may have been introduced from there.

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      We should not forget the fact that the Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran is Vasudeva Nanayakara’s in-law and I am sure he is playing his cards according to Joint Opposition’s agenda. When the government and the TNA are working for a permanent solution to the age old problem that is ruining the country for several decades, Wigneswaran always comes in and utter some rubbish to spoil everything and then lets Dayan to come out and say stop everything. This looks like a big drama played by Joint Opposition using Vasudeva’s in-law Wigneswaran and their lap dog Dayan. The Sinhala majority should be cautious not to get carried away by this Wigneswaran’s stupid utterances and Dayan’s so called ‘smart’ responses.

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      Indeed,both pro-power devolution and against,looters etc are Catholics,(others never ask power devolution and not offered)Catholic’s are creating trouble among peace loving Sri lankans,and looting it’s treasures. enemies of our nation is Catholic elites and Catholic politicians.(Don Stefen,Solomon Dias,Junior Richard,Percy Mahendra,Second son of Esmond Wickremesinghe ,son of Richard Ranasinghe etc)

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    13th amendment is good as long as worker – remittances are in and the country has money to spend on loan taken as treaurey bills and various other forms of debt. The day middle is bankrupt, South Korea says, we don’t need foreign workers anymore, Sri lanka goes bankrupt and the country come to a situation like that some of the USA municiplaites and states treauries are facing. At that time, they have to abolish the 13th amendment. ————————–Wigneswaran is a disgrace to to the high court judges. Wigneswaran proves that lawyers know only the law and nothing else. They even don’t have the brain to apply to outside things. IF not how come he talks like he was living in Sinhala through the said period. wigneswaran or if his father told this bed time story, one of those must have lived since the times of the Lord buddha. Otherwise, he is high on kerala ganja.

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    1. How old tamil really is?
    2. Oldest tamil writings?
    3. Why no evidence to show a tamil civilization that old in SL? why?
    4. What were all ponnalingams, mahalingams did when Sinhalese formed the majority?

    To laugh at these Tamil historical claims by many misguided tamils, one does not need history knowledge, pragmatic understanding is enough.

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      Sach, I pity your ignorance. This is what racist north-Indians said about Tamils. They said Tamils were uncivilised and learnt civilisation from Aryans and that Tamil language was derived from Sanskrit. The discovery of Indus Valley civilisation blew all this crap away. They declared Sanskrit as a classical language and refused to grant Tamil language the same status. Now when it has been proved that Tamil is older than Sanskrit, they have reluctantly granted Tamil, classical language status. Similar thing will happen in Srilanka if an impartial and intelligent archaeological survey is conducted. Aryan myth about Sinhala origin has been proved wrong and Bengali connection has serious flaw as Tamils have a higher percentage of Bengali genetic input than Sinhalese. Recently several stone inscriptions and pottery have been discovered by chance to establish Tamil antiquity. This is in addition to the earlier discovered urn burial sites in Srilanka denoting the presence of pre-historic Dravidian civilisation in Srilanka. Problem is that the government will not permit or vote funds for searching for truth, as it will expose the Sinhala entrenched position about Srilanka history. Earliest Sinhala stone inscription so far discovered belongs to 7th century AD, while that in Tamil being over 2000 years.

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        No one is debating whether Sinhalese are Aryan or not. What matters is who inhabited this island and who cultured it. You Tamils just lie about a mythical Tamil homeland that has never existed, just to gain political leverage you people have lost when the British left this island. Face the reality. Accept the truth.

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          Shenal

          “No one is debating whether Sinhalese are Aryan or not. “
          The public racist Annagarika Dharmapala not only thought but also said it in the public. Since then many “Historians” who were considered eminent had claimed in their publications.

          “What matters is who inhabited this island and who cultured it.”
          Definitely the Sinhala/Buddhist racists inhabited this island. It does certainly not mean this is a land of Sinhala/Buddhists. This island has been cultured/corrupted mostly 90% by South and North Indians.

          To begin with Buddha was a North Indian. The present day Sinhala Language is a cocktail of Tamil, Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Portuguese, Dutch, English, .. Food, cinema, music, national anthem, architecture, sculpture, dances, …………………..all came from south or north India. It is not a problem, the problem is that there are quiet a lot of little islanders who refuse to accept the truth. Full stop.

          You are not only stupid but also in complete denial.

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          Shemali, it is people like you who have to face the reality and accept the truth. If there is a conflict due to counter claims, the civilised way is to find out the correct position. No one living in this rime of the world will accept myths and half truths of Mahawamsa. The scientific way is to do extensive archaeological survey using modern equipment and technology which will unearth the truth, since that some of the earlier entrenched views of Sinhalese have been proved wrong. Unfortunately Sinhalese and their controlled government are not willing to proceed with it, as they are afraid that their bluff will be exposed, and Tamil claim prevails.

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            She is that Shenali Waduge , the racist Sinhalese Buddhist extremist who constantly posts lies misinformation in that extremist Sinhalese rag known as the Lankaweb. The irony is she and many of the so called Sinhalese Buddhist patrons of Lankaweb are descended from recently Sinhalised South Indian immigrants who were imported into the island as slave labour by the Portuguese and Dutch. Dayan is one of them too. They now make up around 50% of the present day Sinhalese or even more and are ironically the biggest anti Tamils and supporters of the Sinhalese Aryan theory. Angarika Dhamrmapala was also one of them. Low caste South Indian immigrants now speaking Sinhalese now belong to the island and are truly indigenous and Aryans and not the indigenous Tamils who had lived here for more than 2500 years

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      1.The first Ape spoke Tamil and another first ape spoke in Sinhala.

      2. Fortran Plankalkül Brahmi – Senthamil, KodunThamil, Iyal, Issei, Natakam,…

      3. A Portuguese racist and a Nayaka thief destroyed what were preserved in large buildings. Rest were burnt down by cowards wearing uniform.

      4.Oh they were queuing to convert into Sinhala/Buddhism as the rulers were wielding barbed wire covered posterior explorers.

      Pragmatic understanding, meaning a child named Darshanie Ratnawalli’s baby talk, (caretaker speech, infant-directed speech (IDS), child-directed speech (CDS) or motherese).

      Stupid Is As Stupid Types.

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      Sach: Everything about Tamils including that Sinhale was their eternal homeland, Tamils lived even before Lord Buddha and lived even Before Balangoda Miniha are all written in Seelapatikaram and manimekalai, their only epic poems written by Hindians.

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        Jimassofty dimwit

        “Tamils lived even before Lord Buddha and lived even Before Balangoda Miniha are all written in Seelapatikaram and manimekalai, their only epic poems written by Hindians.”

        Brilliant, you are excelling in your learning. Please keep doing I am certain one day you will reach the intellectual thinking of Nakalipithecus nakayamai.

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      Dayan: …’As Voltaire said, if you believe absurdities you will commit atrocities’….

      SOME Sinhalese believed in mahavansa ( the absurdity) and committed the atrocities (riots of 83 and killings of before and after)

      Dayan: … ‘their ethnic kin across 18 miles of water in Tamil Nadu’ …..

      Exactly! 18 kilometers !
      so….so…closer than any part of India where Sinhalese are supposed to have come from (Bengal anyone? )
      …’ Tamil Pandya embassies were received by Augustus Caesar and Roman historians mention a total of four embassies from the Tamil country. Pliny famously mentions the expenditure of one million sestertii every year on goods such pepper, fine cloth and gems from the southern coasts of India. He also mentions 10,000 horses shipped to this region each year. Tamil and southern Sanskrit name inscriptions have been found in Luxor in Egypt’……says wikipedia

      ….’The Tamil have a long history of achievement; sea travel, city life, and commerce seem to have developed early among them. Tamil trade with the ancient Greeks and Romans is verified by literary, linguistic, and archaeological evidence. The Tamil have the oldest cultivated Dravidian language, and their rich literary tradition extends back to the early Christian era. The Chera, Chola, Pandya, and Pallava dynasties ruled over the Tamil area before the Vijayanagar empire extended its hegemony in the 14th century, and these earlier dynasties produced many great kingdoms. Under them the Tamil people built great temples, irrigation tanks, dams, and roads, and they played an important role in the transmission of Indian culture to Southeast Asia. The Chola, for example, were known for their naval power and brought the Malay kingdom of Sri Vijaya under their suzerainty in ad 1025. Though the Tamil area was integrated culturally with the rest of India for a long time, politically it was for most of the time a separate entity until the advent of British rule in India.’ …….says Britannica

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    Wigneswaran has other problems relating to Tamils. Wigneswaran in order to hide those problems bring up these homeland and Tamil superiority crap. It is very usual to accept that after a 30 year war, people geting used to, seen, heard barberic violence, there are 12000, rehabilitated cadres who were not rehabilitated suffient, it says, there are 400 cadres who escaped and nevr was rehabilitated. so some how, North is full of of criminal gangs. they are engaged in brining Kerla ganaga, drugs, illegal sand mining attacking other Tamils, some times police. VIjayakala Maheswaran is accused of harbouring a child rapist and allowing him to escape Swieden?. Some UNP – govt politicians are said to protect Vijayakala Maheswaran. Wigg’s govt is corrupt and four MPs had to go. Then Sumanthiran wants to be the next TNA chairman and That is to destroy Tamil Hindus. On ther other hand, dalit Tamils are really suffering neglected by bo the sinhala govt and the Tamil govt and the politicians.

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      Jimassofty the dimwit

      “North is full of of criminal gangs. they are engaged in brining Kerla ganaga, drugs, illegal sand mining attacking other Tamils, some times police.”

      May be true. Some 120,000 uniformed war criminals and their commanders, Maheswaran’s Sinhala/Buddhist thugs from Kochikade, imported into North in order to create conflict, Kerala Ganja smugglers are being protected by Colombo God fathers whom even the honest policemen are scared to confront, Dr Gota’s boys (who used to work for Pottu Amman) , ……………… and SLFP’s Tamil thugs in the North who are desperate to wield more power than now, …………… then of course poor Douglas.

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        Dumb native Veddo: What happened. Some one threw petrol on your but or you remembered your sungod and how he was floating with that bloody mark on the forehead.

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    A scholarly rebuttal by Dayan (or any intellectual) will be more convincing to any reader than what was written in this article.

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      Cheerleaders for Dayan are such and Jimsofty for now; soma will appear soon along with KSS, Hela et al. This tells you about the caliber of audiences Dayan has!

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    “But are they of sound mind to be entitled to such power?”

    But DJ is perfectly fine with power lying in the hands of the Sinhala ruling class, the same ruling class that started the war against Tamils by killing them by the hundreds starting from the late 1950s to slaughtering them by the thousands when the Tamils fought back starting in the mid 1970s. The same ruling class that took full control of the country at independence, a country that was far more developed than most other former British colonies but has now let most other countries overtake them in development whilst they keep their fellow Sinhala masses believing in some false superiority version of the great Buddha’s philosophy. And it is the Tamil leaders who should not be empowered?? Get real!

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    Smart Patriot Dr.DJ,
    For the national minorities what are rights late SWRD offered under BC pact ?

    Why just few days after 1958 riots SWRD sent the minorities who were affected by the ships to Trinco and Point Pedro Harbours.l ? Many of these people did not have their own housesin N&E. Yet why SWRD did ? He must have felt that they will be safe there.

    Why Rajapkse clan never offered these minorities refuge in Hambantota District ( eg around Kataragama ) as they had a small port there ?

    What were the motives of those who were involved with SWRD assasination directly or indirectly from behind the scene. ?

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    Sinhala people are too laid back and lackadaisical. that is why all the Tamils, muslims and others are trying to step on. They know they changed the name of the “Sinhale”. They changed the flag. Sinhala people can not use Sinhala in th eNorth. VAtican is allows to have Catholic kingdom. Saudi Arabia is allowed to have a wahabi kingdom. HIndusthan is allowed to have HInduism. but, Sinhala buddhists can not have their country. It is because, minorities want their way. dickless politician are thives and can not look after the country.

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    Dr DJ gives us some interesting logic. I have visited million-dollar homes built on the San Andreas fault built by some very learned and talented people. Ditto, villas in Florida where Mother Nature wreaks havoc with regular visits. I couldn’t help thinking when I visited our relatively unscathed northern capital after the tsunami “what did these people know, that they did not inhabit the coastal areas further south ?”. Often when I travel through inhospitable countries I ask myself “didn’t the ancestors of these people know that they could have moved south and taken our paradise island with little fight”.

    Dr DJ: here is an eternal truth that defies understanding: People choose to live where they will feel comfortable at that moment in time. What they don’t expect is to suffer discrimination for the choices they make. The bottom line is that we are all creatures of circumstance. Accept that, love one another, and live together peacefully. The God’s worked that one out, but we poor humans still have difficulty in putting it into practice.

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      Spring Koha@ I repsect your thoughts.
      But asking so called SPINN DOCTOR DJ to change his thoughts is like waiting to see -PIGS MIGHT FLY.
      I am born buddhist but i believe in gods for some reasons. So once in a while I am also used to go and pray in the nearest churches (location – Germany).
      So, I dont think any religion would bring harm to anyone easily. Most of them spread the same us human beings to guide our lives better being disiplined and principled – LOVE and CARE to one another is the basis.
      Calling us all as ” sinhala buddhists” but behave other away around comparably to animals – making every effort join hand with vicious parties… I think it is high time DJ and their men to see it right. If not today when ?
      DJ and HLD are now sexagenarians or septagenarians. But they only spread hatreds being stuck to their vindictive theories, as if their blood would be SO DIFFERENT to that of other srilankens.

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        Sinchoappu,

        With much sadness I have agree that like many others amongst us, DJ and HLD belong to the class that believe that their shit doesn’t smell. HLD and DJ along with the like of Gnanasara and his sorry band are on a mission to spread hate and discord and divide the people of this land. We must never let them succeed.

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    Jimassofty the dimwit

    “Sinhala people are too laid back and lackadaisical.”

    In other words they are lazy and demand their constitutional right to be fed with free rise from moon, while their women folks toil in the Middle East Medieval appalling kingdoms. As a beach boy you enjoyed providing services to foreigners. By the way when did you quit your business?

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      Not just laid back but they are so naive.

      If Rajapakshe would say, that what he signed then was better, they would at once be ready to take it.
      So was the case with SAITM start. To that time, not many had guts to come forward and talk about lack of SLMC approval – quality etc. As if a film star would do, being among them, Rajapkashe misled the nation.
      Today, he stands on the other side, just because he wants to stand against MY3 and RW.
      No matter poor 800 or more students got enrolled to study their degrees could end up in pieces, but Rajapahse has to collect his bonuses points.

      His cesspit would have no factual information but people get caught. I have no words to describe sinhala people. Alone to read the comments of JIMSOFTY is more than enough to get it.

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        My assumption on sinahalya will prove further if you would please check it on the link.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3awHlXg6fg

        IF ONE WOULD SAY SADU SADU, even for KAKKA they would go on saying SADU SADU:

        As we know any higher physical structures would easily reflect the light meeting on the steeple. Be it dagabas or church steeples make no different. What matters for light rays is the higher structures.
        Just going through this you will get to know why so called refelctions would be caught by human eye. In the sky, you will also see, rainbows, …. on such moments, physicsts or basics of physics can help any average men and women getting the truth.
        But those who worship Soomawthiya or Ruwanwaelisaya become so intoxicated, just becasue illiterate monks would also repeat this is BUDURAS – the rays emit from Buddha.

        The very same natural phenomenons I have got to see in Church or Mosque premises… were they also such intoxicated rays ?

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      Dear Native Vedda,

      I believe time has come to send us against one another PUNNAKU packet to JIM SOFTY. They can choose Glyphosat containing or not depending on their wish.

      Can you please pass me the real address of JIM SOFTY ? I had this roughly in my head, but I have forgotten it with the time. Some got changed after consuming ours sofar. But SOFTY, DJ and few remain… unfortunately the truth

      or confirm me if following address is correct

      JIM SOFTY-lead APOLOGIST Rajapakshe et al
      Madamulana – Toiletting area
      Recycling Rajapakshe OVER flowing Toilett SILOS
      No. 5555555
      Maedamulana.

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    The Rajapaksas are no longer the biggest ally that the Chinese have in Sri Lanka. That hat goes to none other than your sworn nemesis, who also happened to sign the port deal recently.

    Your belief that the Chinese will support you for revolutionary change in Sri Lanka is a pie in the sky idea. Whatever fortune you seek will have to be in another cookie.

    You wanna be a wannabe-guerrilla? Here’s the opportunity to prove it.

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      WIthin lanka you may have the thoughts about BIG allies or Big sillies.

      But for chinese they dont have friends, but they join hand with any one with whom they can make deals profiting both parties.
      Be it Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda or Srilanka they dont make difference.

      So you guys to see Rajapakshes to have special relationship with Chinese should be a MYTH.
      Chinese are industrious folk, they invest planning their future. Be it in Europe or Asian countries, they just want to catch their future coroperations.

      But one thing is clear, when leaders seem to be STUPID as no other, they abuse them.

      First example is SANGRIYA PROJECT
      Second the project that Rajapakse is believed ot have signed shortly before his nemesis.
      Latter agreement is believed to have offered nothing except development of harbor.
      Then again, their deals be it on harbour, Mattala or any other white elephant play grounds, they the chinese abuse Rajaakshe making every citzens a life long debtors to china. But it will be a profit to CHINA.
      So much is about Rajapakshe PRAGMATISM:
      Analysts say, we the lankens should have asked for loans but development projects. That could bring more profits if so called Magic MAN Jarapakshe did the job properly.
      Besides a man who knows nothing in term of billions and millions…. how could he behave well ?

      Thanks god, Late Golden Son Rev. Sobitha Theros s fearless, indispensible demonstrations together with various other civil sorciety groups … removed the bugger from the position.

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    Dr.Dyan Jeyatileke

    I am sorry to say that you are far behind time and far behind the knowledge of Ceylon history. The Tamils are not asking for more powers but are demanding equal powers. Your racially motivated mind doesn’t allow you to think truthfully and sincerely. You once again talk of Majority and minority through your poisonous mind.

    “The smallest minority on Earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be the defenders of minorities”- Ayn Rand.

    You do not know who initially occupied Ceylon and I do not know as well . Your Mahavansa is another fiction. But that is not the issue at this moment. It is the fundamental rights of the Tamils. Once the Tamils have been ruling not only Ceylon but all of South East Asia for the fact that there are still so many Hindu Temples in South East Asia seen evident.

    People like you are the cause for the 30 year war in Sri Lanka . The Sinhala people are innocent. Do not allow another war in Sri Lanka.

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    DJ talks about Robert Frost -the Berlin Wall not the great wall of China – a millimetre but not about the expansionism agreed by MaRa with a emeging super power. The super power has expanded with out breaking their great wall and have reached the shores of Hambantota and Colombo harbours. MaRa did not give milli metres but in acres of port and airport development & some it as free hold..
    DJ’s stand is not a mm to Tamils but okay to give the whole island on lease or sell it to a super power.

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    Actually, this is sad. One of the brightest Sinhalese minds could not figure out this simple issue.

    1. The Tamils who had inhabited the entire island took the Sinhala identity after the arrival of Buddhism. This phenomenon happened in coastal Sri Lanka as well. The Tamil Karaiyar(karava) caste members became Sinhalese after the introduction of Catholicism. Now they are claiming to be the direct descendants of the Naga Prince Duttu Gemunu. Another great example is the The Tamils of ancient Chera Nadu (Kerala) who took a separate identity and became Malayalis a few centuries ago.
    2. The Tamils who did not convert to Buddhism slowly moved towards the North and East as Saivite Tamils.
    3. Recently discovered excavation in Keezhhadi Tamil Nadu reveals that the Mahavamsa names like ThIsan, Aathan,Uthiyan etc are ancient Tamil names. E;g: The Tamil name Thisan was corrupted and became Thissa in Pali language – Devanampia Thissa

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/keezhadi-excavation-what-was-found-and-what-it-means/article18991279.ece

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      Viyasan

      “Actually, this is sad. One of the brightest Sinhalese minds could not figure out this simple issue.”

      Please note I am not a Sinhalese.

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    Dayan
    The infamous Lankan language/religion divide was and still is a commercial success. An offshoot was the “us vs them” syndrome. You are propagating this through “We must not move a mm………”.
    At one stage you were in a Tamil liberation movement. Please tell us why you joined”. We know you left to enhance your personal wealth. You are filthy!

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    “This is where the people, the citizens, come in. We must not permit any change that goes beyond the existing 13th amendment and even the implementation of the 13th amendment must be gradual and conditional on coduct.”

    Tamils are not part of the Sri Lankan citizenry ?. Idiot. And who are these “WE” to permit/refuse? , It is our right – an inherent right- the right of self-determination. You don’t have to dip into your pocket Dayan.

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    DJ the con artist.

    UNHRC later resolutions proved that you are a liar. (ZERO you remember).

    Go and study proper history

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    (I) The Sinhalese race and language could have evolved circa 3rd C.B.C. through the interaction of Tamil Pali and sanskrit a process that is going on even today;
     
    (II) The Tamil race and language with sea going capability, was certainly in existence before atleast l,OOO B.C.
     
    (III) The Tamils would have settled in the Island ages before Vijaya and the Sinhalese appeared in the Island.
     
    (IV) Nothing will be gained by bringing history into politics and politics into history. No useful purpose will be served by arguing whether the chick or the egg came first
     
    (V) It will neither be practical nor advisable to solve our problems on the basis of “who came first” .It will be best if the problems are solved on the basis of natural selection and settlement from a definitely known date and data.

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      DJ
      What do you learn from this?
      ” 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.” Tisaranee Gunasekara

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    I am inclined to believe that all the people who have commented appears to have been living in present ‘Srilanka’ and India seem to know about the original inhabitants is authentic and beyond question .Whether one likes it or not there should have been some sort of human population in unbroken India/ Srilnka the then EELAM even prior to Buddhism.Logically they are from South India probably Tamils . Just because India as and Pakistan are two different countries now you cannot say that whole of India belongs to Hindus and whole of Pakistan belongs to Muslims. How is that Muslims living in Bentota, Beruwela and Habantota speak Tamil as in North and East. Probably they have come from South India
    Without digging into the past let us decide as per the population ratio which prevailed in 1948 at the time of our independence Especially in THE North East..

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    Just Make Sri lanka the Sinhale. Change the flag to Sinhale flag. Make sinhala the only officla languge. Tamils will learn it fast. See how they are doing when they moved to new countries. Southern politician even Mahinda Rajapakse became King and used becuse Army eliminated LTTE. Otherwise, he was a thug only to weaklings. when not, he was ready to share the country. Some how the major problem is Sinhale do not have leaders.

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    “But are they of sound mind to be entitled to such power? “
    DJ,you are a donkey and i don’t know how you got a PHD. Devolving powers is for the long term,not the present only.Even if wiggie is a nut as you say ,so what.He will be only a blip in the long future history of srilanka.Can people in india even remember who were the regional leaders when nehru decided to devolve powers to the states.Nehru coudn’t care two hoots who were those people,he did the right thing by india and today india is the only country that can give the chinese a fight in the future,population wise though it has 25 different ethnicities while the chinese are predominantly Han chinese.,over 90% of the population.Devolution of powers will decide whether we will have one day,one country or two and i think you may be knowing this and deliberately trying to sabotage the one country concept,because you are a devious fucker who went to bed at one time with varatha raja perumal who declared unilaterally tamil eelam.

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