16 October, 2021

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Wijeweera & Prabhakaran Are The Two Sides Of The Same Coin

By Vishwamithra

“Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight” ~Mikhail Gorbachev

Rohana Wijeweera was a remarkable man. At the height of the cold war in the international arena, when the United States was in constant confrontation with the then Soviet Union in every possible global forum, Wijeweera played his logical role as the leader of the first revolutionary political party in post-Independence Sri Lanka. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) which Wijeweera started as a cellish-organization driven by indoctrination-oriented transformation of the minds and political thinking of the rural youth in Sri Lanka within a very short time of three years (1968-1971), managed and succeeded in transforming the prevalent political landscape; it inspired a sizeable segment of our youth population, both educated and semi-educated, to such an extent, Wijeweera at the beginning, just on the eve of the 1971 Insurrection, was a real hero among these indoctrinated youth. As a mob-orator, Wijeweera had no match. R Premadasa was a close second, but lacked the flow and stamina of Wijeweera.

Wijeweera

According to some close comrades-in-arms of Wijeweera, his dedication to the cause and the spirit of untiring commitment he displayed at the formative stage of the ‘movement’, alone was responsible for the graduation of the movement from a cellish organism to a well-funded, structured political entity in the late 1980s. Yet what began as a political think-organization in the late 1960s turned out to be a well-oiled killing machine in the late 1980s. The planned and plotted executions of leading political figures, mostly of the kind that had either associations or direct connections to the United National Party (UNP), except perhaps the killing of Vijaya Kumaratunga, assumed a macabre style with gruesome consequences to the victims. In 2017, after two score and six years, another April 5th dawned and paled gently into the night. Today Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna is a democratic political party with three parliamentarians. Although no match to Rohana Wijeweera, its present leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake is undoubtedly the best orator in Sinhala among a very lackluster set of parliamentarians. The other two JVP members, Handunhetti and Vijitha Herath, too are outstanding speakers and this JVP-trio dominates the local political platform shoving other parliamentarians into insignificance and men of no consequence. Speechifying in the local vernacular seems to be the monopoly of the JVP.               

Yet Wijeweera founded a political organization whose philosophy bordered on the murderous path which was taken by Pol Pot in Cambodia. Whilst Pol Pot resorted to the massacres of his opponents more so after assuming power, Wijeweera resorted to it as his raison d’être. The romanticist aura that the ’71 Insurrection radiated died with the crushing blow it received at the hands of the government security forces. Leaders of the then SLFP-led government were Sirimavo and Felix Dias Bandaranaike. The Victor Ivans, Lionel Bopages, Kelly Senanayakes, Sunanda Deshapriyas, heroes of the ’71 Insurrection, and the lot that was attached to the JVP philosophy of governance and economic principles are gone from the JVP. Their departure from the epic vision of communist takeover of government machinery and implementing people-friendly policies is all history. Rohana Wijeweera, although immediately in the wake of the ’71 Insurrection was portrayed as a dedicated revolutionary in the caliber of Ho Chi Ming and Che Guevara, with the 1982 Presidential Elections, his stature sank to an unrecoverable low in that his posture of a revolutionary driven by idealism and ideology was shattered; his prowess to represent the downtrodden masses diminished and his appeal to the English-speaking elite as a romantic radical began waning by the day. But his appeal to the rural educated and semi-educated youth remained intact.

Prabhakaran

Saman Piyasiri Fernando alias Keerthi Vijayabahu who was primarily responsible for the establishment of Raathri Aandua (government at night time) gained momentum when Wijeweera launched his so-called Second Revolution in the wake of the assassination of  Daya Pathirana, leader of Independent Students Union, University of Colombo. Despite attracting a lot of unwanted rivalry and peer-revenge, Wijeweera managed to lead a clandestine movement whose rank and file consisted of disillusioned youth bent on extracting their pound of flesh from whoever was in power. A social imbalance that had been caused by failure on the part of successive governments since Independence was waiting to be tilted in favor of anarchy and disorder. At the same time Wijeweera’s cunning and political strategizing embraced the most fundamentally flawed but dangerous base instincts of the masses. With the arrival of the Indian Peace Keeping Force and the pervasive nationalist sentiments of large sections of the Sinhala people, the JVP began to terrorize the country to an unprecedented level, consequently the entire nation became hostage to Wijeweera’s mad and perilously perverted thinking. In other words, Wijeweera, while enjoying the luxuries of a planter’s laidback life on an estate in Ulapane, put into motion a killing machinery that killed many and terrorized hundreds of thousands of innocent Sri Lankans.

While Wijeweera was in full swing in the South, another killer whose idea of a Tamil homeland spread from Puttalam to Yala East via Jaffna peninsula along the coastline of the country systematically eliminated his rival leaders of like-mended terror organizations and reigned supreme with a well-equipped army. His name was Prabhakaran and his organization was Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE). Two ruthless leaders sat on top two ruthless movements. Like all ruthless leaders, like all dictatorial megalomaniacs- which both Wijeweera and Prabhakaran were- Wijeweera and Prabhakaran were uncomfortable with any rising stars within their own movements. Prabhakaran’s closest confidants in the LTTE were Karuna in the East and Mahattaya in Jaffna peninsula. Karuna is alleged to have masterminded the attack on the Temple of the Tooth and Arantalawa massacre of Buddhist monks while Mahattaya was gaining prominence and popularity among the rank and file of the LTTE in the peninsula. Prabhakaran could not tolerate this. Nor could he allow any of these leaders to overcome his own exalted status of being the undisputed leader of the coming Elam.

Prabhakaran’s calculated extermination of his rival groups and their leaders, not sparing even Amirthalingam, Yogeswaran and other leaders of the civil political leadership of the Tamils in the North, assured him of the status of unrivaled ‘Prince of North’. In self-assuredness, Prabhakaran was not second to Wijeweera. Both these ‘revolutionaries’ did not tolerate internal dissent. Although they preached democracy for the country, in Prabhakaran’s case for Elam, they never practiced it within their own ranks. Neither of them were on the battlefield. Prabhakaran’s role on the battlefield was limited after the ambush attack at the Thirunelveli junction close to Jaffna on July 23rd 1983. He conducted the Elam war from the comforts of a super bunker located in the Wanni district, close to Mulativu. The house in Mulativu district contained a bunker descending four stories underground. The camouflaged bunker was found by troops in a coconut grove in 2009. They said at the time that it served both as the main rebel hideout and a major residential site for Prabhakaran.

Rohana Wijeweera too led a very comfortable life in the cool climates in upcountry, on a tea estate in Ulapane, to be specific. Although both led two armies relentlessly, sometimes with ruthless efficiency and sometimes erratically, their short-term goals were attained with clockwork regularity and military precision.

Chinese military philosopher Wu Ch’i, wrote: “Now suppose there is a desperate bandit lurking in the fields and one thousand men set out in pursuit of him. The reason all look for him as they would a wolf is that each one fears that he will arise and harm him… This is the reason one man willing to throw away his life is enough to terrorize a thousand.” (Source: United Defense Manufacturing Corporation)

Prabhakaran and Wijeweera shared one other common social cord- caste. While Wijeweera hailed from the Karava (fisherman) caste, Prabhakaran came from its equivalent caste in Jaffna. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in the early seventies and even later attracted their major recruits from the so-called depressed castes. However, there is no solid evidence as to which caste groups made up the majority of fighters in the LTTE.

A social ailment not attended to by successive Sinhalese-led governments, the JVP and LTTE created havoc in the Sri Lankan polity in no unambiguous fashion. The two movements made their mark in our recent history and whether they would rise again in the future is very much dependent upon how fast and with what sincerity the present and future governments are willing to resolve an unresolvable issue. The coin will appear again, one would say. And whichever side the coin is turned, it is either Wijeweera or Prabhakaran, an undesirable choice for the turner! But nobody can question the sincerity to the cause both these terrorist leaders exhibited.

*The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com      

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    Both Rohana Wijewweera and V.Prabakaran had to continue their terror politics within a democratically elected government structures. So conditions prevailed in Russia, (under Czar), China, (Japanese aggressors) , Vietnam, Cuba, Cambodia, Korea did not prevail in Sri Lanka.

    Of course LTTE was more fully a nationalist movement and did not embrace Marxism-Leninism ad it was in war against Marxist oriented groups like EPRLF, PLOTE and EPDP.

    In 1971 , first world, second world and third world including China assisted financially and militarily Ms Bandaranaike to suppress the insurrection. After 2005 Mahinda Rajapakse was able to at least get the necessary support from China, Pakistan and few other countries.

    I think both Rohana and Velupillai miscalculated emerging world trends at their peaks. Rohana was fighting (2nd insurrection) at a time when Eastern Block was collapsing. Matters started from Poland. Both Rohana and Velupillai did not understand triumph of “liberal democracy” after the end of cold war. Both or their advisers should have read Francis Fukuyamas “End of History and Last Man” . Accordingly both uprisings had met their natural deaths as their were no profound theory to continue fighting. In that sense they are two sides of the same coin.

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      EPRLF, PLOTE and EPDP were just stooges for Indian imperialist interests who later became paramilitary wings of the genocidal GoSL.

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    History will study the reasons why Sri Lanka turned out such men as Wijeweera and Prabhakaran. They were essentially the response to the huge corruption and dissimulation of the successive Sinhala leaders who profited themselves and their families by playing on the communal and religious feelings of the people while sending their own children to overseas universities. The Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism was built on fraud. It was Sinhala only for the masses and whiskey and caviar for the elite that ruled them. The poor Sinhala kid had his fill on Pali and Sanskrit which took him no where. Wijeweera and Prabhkaran were the responses.

    If they were terrorist, spare a thought for the army that liquidated them. Only one brutality stood out among the thousands of young and many innocent youth killed- the Kataragama Beauty Queen’s ruthless killing by soldiers. Nothing else has been spoken of. Was the army an army of terrorists?

    It is the same with the LTTE. Ruthless and cruel but was the army any better. It liquidated some 150000 civilians. Many who surrendered are unaccounted for. Unlike in the case of the JVP, there are records of the killings. The Tamil diaspora will not let it subside. The great Sinhala military “heroes” will be tried as war criminals some day. That much seems assured.

    Wijeweera and Prabhakaran were no accidents. They were the products of a vicious system of corruption and the pillage of the poor in the case of one and racist and religious chauvinism in the case of the other. History will take a more even approach to the issue than Vishvamitra has.

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      “Wijeweera and Prabhakaran were no accidents. They were the products of a vicious system of corruption and the pillage of the poor in the case of one and racist and religious chauvinism in the case of the other”

      “History will take a more even approach to the issue than Vishvamitra has”

      It should be the case for ever harmonious Better Sri Lanka because there is another opinion prevails ever since the 1971 insurgency unfolded, particularly off the police circle of gone era. That is a common hand propelled the early stages of JVP struggle and as well, when that was extinguished with the help of Indian Forces in the south, the Northern struggle the had it sporadic eruptions since 1972.
      The tracks of Northern Struggle changed it course and Hands as well; despite these turnover of events common propelling force was intact as a common force as long as 2005 at least!
      Late President J.R.J in an address to the nation just after the eruption pf 1983 riots hinted and insinuated to the effect of above. May be The Late Ravi Jeyawardene would had gathered ample of all these as STF head as well.

      The Intensity of 1987 anti India and anti-IPKF rioting that stretched into 1988 and 1989 as complete mayhem and chaos of southern block is just another reasoning for this believe.
      That is why a Truth Finding Commission is essentials to regain Sri Lanka as a totally peaceful Nation!

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    Reproducing after its own kind will continue no matter what and it is not possible to change blood line karmic transfer and caste is entrenched in our culture. Another thug terrorist of similar caste as VP and RW has arisen lately and is not hiding anymore and has intentions of murder, offering different sacrifice this time. Look out

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    Both rebels were disgruntled with their contemporary society. Wijeweera was upset that the English educated elite was dominating the government and the business world. The Sinhala youth from the villages were left in the periphery. Similarly Pirapaharan and followers had a grouse.They were just reeling from the blow of Standardization. The Tamil youth were hardly recovering from the Sinhala Only impact on their job market when the Standardization was imposed on them. The initial version of Standardization demanded more marks for Tamil students to qualify for the University Admissions,thus giving a “handicap” for Sinhala and Muslim students.
    The Srilankan leaders still do not understand the basics of what causes Revolutions and Rebellions. Ethnicity and Religion had served as useful ladders to climb to power in the past. But someday our foolish masses will understand enough to kick these ladders off from under their leaders.

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    Wijeweera & Prabhakaran or Mahinda Rajapaksa & Prabhakaran Are The Two Sides Of The Same Coin Are The Two Sides Of The Same Coin!!?

    *Cough *Cough too afraid to make that comparison!!?

    And the Angry MR fans gonna go crazy…

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    “The planned and plotted executions of leading political figures, mostly of the kind that had either associations or direct connections to the United National Party (UNP), except perhaps the killing of Vijaya Kumaratunga….”
    NO. All supporters of the Indo Ceylon Accord 1987 were legitimate targets. Dr VB Karunaratne was a lucky survivor.

    “Whilst Pol Pot resorted to the massacres of his opponents more so after assuming power, Wijeweera resorted to it as his raison d’être.”
    What happened in Cambodia was not killing Pol Pot’s opponents. (Please read Chomsky for a fuller picture of events.) Opponents were mostly out of reach. A serious victim (Naradom Sihanouk) was even forgiving of the Khmer Rouge.
    The JVP in 1971 was driven to a suicidal insurrection by circumstances, partly of its own creation. It was discredited in the public eye after 1971. In 1978 Bala Tampoe secured the JVP some international respect. JRJ released RW & Co and used them to put down the opposition. Things did not go the way JRJ calculated (they did not always); and the secret marriage of convenience of the UNP and JVP fell apart in 1980.
    In 1987 the JVP used public resentment of the Indo Sri Lanka Accord to stir anti-government feeling, and used physical threat initially, and succeeded to a degree. When the government hit back not too humanely, things went terribly wrong.

    “Prabhakaran and Wijeweera shared one other common social cord- caste.”
    This is not a politically sound statement. I have heard many a ‘Karave conspiracy’ theory in my time. To make caste a link between two vastly different phenomena is rather out of this world.

    Comments on the LTTE as a whole, point to a superficial understanding of Tamil nationalist politics.

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    Dr Viswanatha comment may be strange?

    This type of political analysis of so-called Terrorist-democracy by USA political line is the by-products of the Western thinking of rotten democracy of USA & UK !

    Last 10 years or more than that USA, UK, and EU countries has been killed millions of People of Iraq, Afgastain, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Somali that all are for the Democracy and Peace of world ?

    When others killed is West called as Terrorist?

    This policies are not an applicable to Sri Lankan soil.

    Nobody says that JVP leader and LTTE Leaders are democratic by the way their are rebels like Georg Washgition in USA or Like Lenin Or Like Mao of China .

    Al these leaders are beginning as rebellions. What about Oliver Cromwell of England he was true revolutionary leader of England ? Later change into Democracies of different modes of social System and social Order to SUIT on their own country?

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    Just like Prabahkaran and Wijeyweera are two sides of the same coin, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranasinghe Premadasa also the same. Both robbed and both killed as Presidents of the country. A story from rags to riches for both.

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    Land Reform was the result of the 1971 insurrection of the JVP.The Govt:of the day led by Mrs:B.established the Land Reform Commission and brought in a ceiling of 50 acres that could be possibly owned by any individual;Also the Ceiling on Housing Property law.These moves were to take the sting out of the JVP propaganda.

    At the end of the war against the LTTE in May 2009,the Army captured the Lands of the Tamil people in the North! Another form of Land Reform!

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    During 1988/89 that UNP-leader of R.Premapala of President,
    Ranil Wicks of leading Minister of UNP ruling party of that Wicked-Ruling Party of UNP that outfit had been killed 800,00 to 90,000 thousands of youth of Sri lanka?

    Who are the Terrorist UNP or JVP ?

    The JVP leaders who was that time Killed orders from UNP’s Party .

    The youth & student of new generation Sinhalese were cold blooded killed by UNP leadership R. Premapala and Ranil.W.. are they Democrats?

    JVP leader /PDN /Rohana/Attnake/ Wijeweera was cold blood killed by orders from UNP’s leadership to security forces, at that time Wijeweera has not even knife in his hand ?

    Whoever JVP leader could not be killed by UNP-democracies’ Ranil.W…!

    Until proved his innocence Wijeweera has right to live and charges proved by the Court of Law?

    Is that UNP has give chance to Wijeweera at that time proved his innocence by Rule of Law? NO.

    How can Ranil W.. and R.Premapala respect and accept being Democracies?

    What Model of Democracy speak by UNP Ranil Wicks? Now & then!@

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    Head you lose.
    Tail I win.

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    No way! We Tamils had to suffer more than 60 yrs of systematic genocidal acts, that’s still ongoing. No violence was perpetrated against the Sinhalese, there was no need for Wijeweera to defend or free the Sinhala homeland; the Sinhala people were free, they received their independence in 1948 – where as Tamils moved from one colonial master to another – Wijeweera was looking to get a better deal for the poor peasants, which he could have agitated for politically. Where as Prabharan dedicated his life to freeing the Tamil people and the Tamil homeland – he wanted self-determination and self- rule for Tamils. He wanted to free the Tamil Nation from a Sinhala Buddhist majoritarian stranglehold and political domination – from systematic genocidal acts – from persecution and discrimination – from being treated as 2nd class citizens – from state sponsored colonisation intending to blur the demography of the Tamil Nation, protecting the Tamil Nation from “Sinhalisation and Buddhisisation” and from slow and steady annihilation of the Tamil national identity! He was committed to restoring what was before an Independent and Sovereign State – redeeming the Tamil Nation from what was “usurped by the Sinhala Nation.
    http://sangam.org/2010/02/Tamil_Massacres.php?uid=3824

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      “Prabharan dedicated his life etc. etc. etc.”
      AND
      he took around three hundred thousand to the slaughter house of whom between a tenth and an eighth got butchered?

      What does the lady want now?
      One more round?

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    Glad GOSL put a cap in their asses and wiped their ugly rotten faces off the face of this earth. Ranjan took care of Wijeweera the Southern Gollywog and President Rajapakse meted out karmic justice on the Northern Gollywog. No more war.Thank you Ranjan Wijeratne and Premedasa and thank you Sarath Fonseka, Mahinda Rajapakse and Gotabaya Rajapakse. Thank you wiping out their ugly mugs.

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    A good piece and a reminder of what is to come at a coin toss in the future.

    RW and VP, both sons of the soil. Both fighting for their cause in their corners.

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    No wijeweera and prebakeran is not two side of same coin.wijaweera’s ideology and prabakera ideology is just like earth and the sky. similarity is they both took to arms to achieve their final goals. arms struggle.Wijeweera was inspired by his belief in communism. Prabakeran by the influence of tamil nadu and indian politicians and PLO and hezbollah struggle against zionist. right or wrong they both believed their respective struggle would give better life for future generations.I suppose. wijeweera’s struggle was for whole nation but prabakeran struggle was for particular community.ultimately they both ended up in six feets below the earth’s surface as most unsuccessful terrorist leaders.

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    The politicians of sri Lanka have never solved problems if any one questions violence is used. From the Hartal of 1956 to today all opponents are either killed or subjugated by violence. All legitimate grievences are denied. The thugs used are the police . The Police is the yours obedient servant. We have all seen how IGP jayasundera responded to a politician. Yes sir no sir three bags full sir. Disgraceful. The politcians continue there corruption selling the country and the rights of the people. RW is doing the same. Disgraceful. People will rise up again and if history is repeated the police will bw used again.
    The greatest weakness is that there is no democracy with in the UNP and SLFP. Succession is on the personal relationship with the leader. At the moment the homosexuals are running the country . Otherwise it is the son like Anura, Namal is the only way forward, Otherwise Ranil would have never been the leader for over 20 years. when will he retire and let the country free.

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    Mikhail Gorbachev: “Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight”

    Sure Mikhail meant backwardness of political leadership. The present predicament of the world can be traced to the uneven handedness used to deal with Palestinians way way back. The lesson that oppression through force will not work for long is preached but not practiced.

    Vishwamitra: “Wijeweera & Prabhakaran Are The Two Sides Of The Same Coin”

    Totally incorrect unless two separate currency coins (like the old square five cent coin and the old flowery 10 cents coin) were glued together for purpose of writing an article. A pre-requisite is the unification of the devilification of Wijeweera & Prabhakaran which has been done separately by others.

    Wijeweera quite rightly pointed out how the ruling class cheated the Sinhala youth through “Sinhala Only”. The ruling class sent their children overseas for education, ate chocolate, drank whisky while “others” stood in queues for sugar to flavor the plain tea and so on. Unfortunately the uprisings were clumsily organized. Wijeweera ignored Tamils and during the uprisings Tamils felt safe! (This is referred rather unkindly as golden months by Tamils)

    Tamils suffered through pogroms for 35 years – the worst in 1983. Sprouting of liberation movements were inevitable and history is full of this happening which also records that a single movement emerges on top. Tamil liberation movements had mass support.

    To sum up: The war was not terrorism but liberation. Politicians created the language/religion divide and are being rewarded with the annual cap-in-hand trip to Geneva to plead for some more time.

    Vishwamitra – your interpretation is shallow. Please indulge in some lateral thinking.

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    More proof on why Prabhakaran was justified:
    “Here in Haiti, at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers exploited nine children in a sex ring from 2004 to 2007, according to an internal U.N. report obtained by the AP.”

    Prabhakaran was fighting state sponsored rape culture and should be given a medal.

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    It is absolutely wrong to compare Wejeweera and Prabakaran.

    Wejeweera was from a middle class family, he was a native Sri Lankan and a medical student in Russia and Wije was dead right on India’s expansionism.

    Prabakaran was a son of illegal immigrants. Prabakaran was a dangerous criminal before he became a terrorist. Prabakaran had no proper education, Prabakaran couldn’t even read or write. Prabakaran was a barbarian till his death.

    Prabakaran was the agent of the expansion project of state of Tamil Nadu and India of which Wijeweera warned.

    Prabakaran did not fight for his people, he sacrificed his people like chicken to help Tamil Nadu to annex North and Eastern provinces first and then the rest of Sri Lanka.

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      Johnny boy

      It is amazing to see you refusing to grow up. Never mind.

      However VP was the only one to throw the IPKF the invading Hindian army out of this island and protect the sovereignty of this country while the armed forces were hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bum.

      You ought to be eternally grateful to him.

      MR is a secret admirer of VP for he won two elections and one war for MR.

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        Dumb Native Vedda

        Are you the that UNP Tamil editor guy ? Are you a UNP – ghanakoon or just a Wathu Demala ?

        VP did not throw out IPKF. It was a political defeat for Indian govt to make two political enemies both the Sinhala – govt and the Tamilnadu govt. So, Indian govt did not fight two sides, instead left. Other wise, IIndian would not be dared to scortch the earth in that part of Sinhale in order to get rid of VP.

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          jimsofty the dimwit

          IPKF’s casualties and losses, 1,138 killed, 2762 Wounded all in a short period of time, between 29 July 1987 – 24 March 1990, (2 years, 7 months, 3 weeks and 2 days).

          If it was political defeat for Indian government because of two political enemies namely Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu government why was President Premadasa pumping funds, arms, ammunition, and providing sanctuary to LTTE.

          Was he also a dimwit like you?

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            Dumb NAtive Veddo:

            What is your point ?

            Read it again and tell me ?

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              jimsofty the dimwit

              “What is your point ? Read it again and tell me ?”

              If you find it difficult to grasp my points as usual then just forget it.

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              You never had a point you barren old crosss dresser. You hate gays and monks cross dress and abuse boys. And you love young boys. What a hypocrat

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      John, according to you all Sri Lankan’s should be “illegal immigrants” as you described in your comment…
      We should use modern medical technology and do a DNA test for all the Sri Lankans like you.
      You might be shocked by the results though haha…

      Only then will you know how stupid you sound when you say things like Sinhalese are the true Sri Lankans and everyone else are “illegal immigrants” as you claim…

      Learn to be human instead a brainwashed sheep that believes in these manufactured false propaganda made for the gullible…

      About Prabhakaran being a Horrible individual I agree. Given time Mahinda Rajapaksas would have become the Sinhalese equivalent to him.

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    Any of Tamil of chauvinist- Terrorist is that always telling they had been victims by Sinhalese state since 1948 ?
    Tamils are Not a Sri Lankan they Homeland was Tamil-Nadu of India?

    This is a not the new story to the world, Tamils are from which many of them are coolies was brought by Dutch colonial rules for the Tobacco cultivation in Jaffna 300 years before. Those Tamil labors were exploited by Dutch Immoralist -Colonialist ,they have taken profit from out of that from Tamils.

    That profits was not given to Sinhalese majority by Dutch .Those monies if Dutch treasures!

    That exploited Tamil Labors is also genocide of West?
    But LTTE Terrorist ever-never speak of against Dutch and England rules by Pabarakran any part of World?

    The ruthless leader of Prabaraken of LTTE Tamil -Terrorism was born out to seek Tamil rough state in Sri Lankan by myth of achieve dream of Tamil Eealm !@

    The LTTE Prabaraken killed hundred thousands of Sinhalese to achieve “dream state of Tamil Eealm” regime support by UK, Dutch and USA!!!

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      C.Jansen

      Thanks for your revisionist history. If you keep repeating it one day your story will form part of Mahawamsa.

      Congratulations.

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    Whatever the origins and ideologies, the means used to achieve their ends by RW and VP were the same, the use of murder and terrorizing through brain washing of a large group. In that context, GMOA comes very close to these terrorists, spreading false accusations, rebels destroying valuable assets and innocent lives, obstructing progress. Their human shields giving them power are the poor and illiterate patients. Their goal is to link with an upcoming political group, eventually to expand the ruling power they tasted. The tragedy is that they are deceived and will be thrust out of office and the high political competitive arena they are aiming at. Through misguided intellect, they are inexperienced in sharp focus and persuasion. Evil dictators down through the ages have all come to a premature end.

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    The well known LTTE Tamil-Terrorist leader Vallupilla Pabarakan was the ruthless murdered of the hundred thousands of innocent Sinhalese citizens of Sri lankan ?

    He was an intentionally killed Sinhalese by the born enemy of majority Sinhala-nation.

    How can such person become liberator of other Tamils that only?

    How is that man is love only for Tamil-blood ? Only Tamil speaking Race in the world ……..?

    Are they respect other are Human beings ?

    Which was what Germany Hitler preach by Nazism!!! Is that Racism of Hitler was like that Tamil Racism of Pabarakan of LTTE’s.

    The Hitler’s Nazism and Tamil-chauvinist Terrorism are two sides of same coin.

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      Susiripalan, Sinhala Mahavams racism and facism preceded Tamil racism. There was Sinhala Only, the 1958 killings, followed by many massacres. Read a bit more history. Sinhalays started the murdering spree.

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      Suisiripala

      “The Hitler’s Nazism and Tamil-chauvinist Terrorism are two sides of same coin.”

      What was/is the coin?

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    I still remember the day Wijeweera was caught. I was part of a team that did some “logistical” work that would eventually lead to the capture.

    Later, after Gamanayake, HB Herath and Saman were apprehended we were part of the interrogating team. This was no easy task and let’s just say we took “interrogating techniques” to a new level the world had never known until then.

    After that, we performed the “last rites” according to Military protocol. I cannot elaborate any further than that and I am not obliged to do so under the Geneva Conventions.

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    They both were products of the resists corrupt politics of Bandaranayakas in the 50s, 60s and 70s….!

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    Native Vedda ….c…

    It was coin of Political Terrorism that unique to Tamils-chauvinist of LTTE only.

    The Coin was born in Tamil-Nadu by the originally and development in govt. of India transfer into Sri lanka by RAW politics of Republic Of India!

    That coin was work over 30 years by the politics Nazism of Germany Hitler to killed Majority Sinhalese by ruthless LTTE Tamil leader of Pabarakan.

    Only one an operation was missed there was No Gas Chamber , in North -Eastern province, which was NOT supply by Western democratizes and “Human Rights”!

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      Suisiripala

      Please type in English, Sinhala or in Tamil whatever you are struggling to convey.

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    JVP has turned a new coin…

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    when I was reading this just thought that the fact of defeating Prabhakaran and his troops by SL army is today a very much victorious and mere a matter to celebration to national government.( this victory has repeatedly used by SLFP elites and still used by joint opposition) in political. as opposed the defeat of Vijeweera is still a commemorative jargon among (mostly JVP activists)one political section . as this writer says both have done a same thing but using different methods in the sense that one used political hammer and other person used military hammer to succeed their brutal missions. then how one becomes a radical-commemorative- political leader when another person becomes a rival personality to the entire society in the situation of both have done same thing.

    my answer might this differentiation comes with their nationality. based on nationality our society is being categorized personalities.

    or else correct me.

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    A shallow and superfluous comparison of two leaders who stood on opposite poles. They were not two sides of the same coin; they were like cheese and lime.
    (1) Wijeweera wanted to capture state power with the help of an ill-trained and sarong-clad ‘foot-soldiers.’ It was an uprising/insurrection confined to some districts in the south.
    (2) Prabhakaran wanted to liberate the Tamils from the yoke of Sinhalese hegemony and re-constitute the Tamil state lost to colonial powers.. Prabhakaran had a well oiled, trained and highly motivated army and navy with defined command structure. Wijeweera never had an army. His followers never underwent any formal training in warfare. They onyx attended five classes.
    (3) Wijeweera had no mass support among the Sinhalese people. When he contested the presidential elections in 1977, he polled a paltry 250,000 votes (4%) as compared with Jayewardene’s 3.2 million
    votes.
    (4) Prabhakaran till the last remained the undisputed leader of the Tamil people. When it comes to art of war, he was a self-made and self-educated. In the case of Wijeweera did not know how to hold a gun.
    (5) Wijeweera was captured by the army from his hide-out. The JVP was wiped out within two years. Prabhakaran fought for three decades. He was never captured by the enemy forces.
    (6) Wijeweera family survived in tact. They were housed at the staff quarters in SLN Dockyard in Trincomalee at state expense, but Prabhakaran family perished in the war. Balachandran, his 12 year old son. who surrendered to the army was cowardly shot and killed by the army. In an exclusive news item published by the “Lankanewsweb” in June 2012 alleging that Balachandran was murdered by Maj-Gen Kamal Gunaratne on the orders of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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    Contd
    (7) Even today, Prabhakaran remains a war hero. His life was a total sacrifice for the cause he believed. He led a frugal life, sans corruption, accumulation of wealth etc.
    (4) Wijeweera fought against the Sinhalese and killed the Sinhalese in thousands. Prabhakaran fought against the Sinhalese government. He did not fight against the Sinhalese people.
    (6) The LTTE did commit excesses by targeting civilians a few times as opposed to economic and military, but they are war crimes and NOT acts of terrorism. However, Prabhakaran failed to take cognizance of the geo-political transformation after 9/11. The terrorist attack against the US changed political circumstances and the tectonic plates of political geography shifted power into the hands of George W. Bush. Changed political circumstances changed geopolitics dramatically. There were no good terrorists and bad terrorists all who take up arms for whatever reasons were considered as bad terrorists. Once again US began playing the role of a world policeman. Mahinda Rajapaksa lost no time to exploit the change and raised the bogey of terrorism in his fight against the LTTE.
    (7) Prabhakaran enjoyed mass support. Eighty percent of Tamils supported him. The distinction between terrorists and freedom fighters is the popular support commanded by freedom fighters. The LTTE was immensely popular with the masses. People considered the LTTE as a liberation movement that wanted to liberate the Tamils from state violence, state oppression and persecution. The same cannot be said about Wijeweera. JVP never inspired a popular uprising. It instilled fear among the Sinhalese by randomly executing thousands of ‘perceived’ enemies.
    (8) Where freedom fighters and terrorists differ is that a freedom fighter targets soldiers, bases, military assets and other agents of the government. Terrorists specifically and purposefully target civilian non-combatants and objects like trains, buses, schools, hospitals etc.

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    (9) Prabhakaran ran a de facto government with all the paraphernaliaernia phernia of a state like army, police, courts, schools, banks, taxation, law and order etc.
    (10) Prabhakaran is the only Tamil leader whose birth day is celebrated around the globe from Australia to Canada , Swiss to UK, TN and Northeast. There is no such commemoration for Wijeweera even within the country.
    (11) Tamils never see Prabhakaran as a terrorist. They continue to revere him as a freedom fighter. Is Nelson Mandela a terrorist, because he took up arms against the white apartheid government? Vishwamithra should grow up!
    (12) Prabhakaran’s armed struggle was a direct result of state violence inflicted on Thamils ever since independence. He was forced to take up arms in self-defence. Winning or losing the war was immaterial for him. Chandrika Kumaratunga put it aptly when she said Prabhakaran is the product of Sinhala racism. Prabhakaran repeatedly said he would not be carrying a gun if Jayewardene was a good Buddhist. Italian fascists and German Nazis were disowned by the people after their defeat, but not Prabhakaran. There was no raison d’être – for Wijeweera to take up arms. He never faced oppression and persecution. He was a pseudo Marxist with a narrow socio-political thought and believed in dictatorship of the proletariat. But he failed to rally the peasants and the working class, notably the Tamils, less than one banner. Even today the JVP oppose federalism as a solution to the national question, supports unitary state, and opposes amalgamation of North and East provinces. To the credit of Wijeweera he supported the right of self-determination of the Tamil people. JVP leaders are in bed with other extremist Sinhala nationalists like Dayan Jayatilleka, Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunewardane, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Udaya Gammanpila etc.

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