18 October, 2021

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Will The Demands Of The Tamil Political Parties Before The UN Only Harden The Stand Of The Majority Community?

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Justice C.V. Wigneswaran MP

Someone asked me; “One of our Foreign Office official on hearing of your joint appeal to the UNHRC has said as follows: ‘These demands (of the Tamil Political Parties before the UN) will only harden the stand of the majority community, whose views no democratic country can ignore. It’s time the Tamils realized this and accepted the thesis that the liberation of all Sri Lankans, irrespective of ethnic or other identities, lies in economic development on an equitable basis.’ Could you comment on this?”

My response was; There are many basic matters which the referred Foreign Office official does not seem to know nor want to know.

Firstly the North Eastern Tamil speaking people are not minorities. They have been majority in the North East or the area covered by the present Northern and Eastern Provinces and more extending towards Negombo in the West and Kathirgamam in the East for over 3000 years. The latest excavations prove that. (Check with Professor Pathmanathan and Professor Pushparatnam for details).

It is only in 1833 that the Country was brought under a single administration. Until the Western Countries conquered us there were separate Tamil Kingdoms in the North. The East was governed by semi independent Chiefs called Vanniyars paying tithes to the Kandyan King who was a Tamil in later times. There is no evidence to show that Sinhalese lived in the North and East in large numbers at any time. Colonization in recent times during the 20th Century brought the Sinhalese to the East. Earlier seasonal fishermen used to come from Negombo and other areas, stay until the season was over and return. This was so in Trincomalee even in the early 1940s. I am personally aware of this. So too Mr.Sambandan. We were both born in the 1930s.

Secondly it was by deceit that the Sinhalese gained control over the Tamils when the British left us. The Sinhalese promised Sir P. Arunachalam in or around 1919 a seat for the Tamils in Colombo and got him to speak to Honourable Sabapathy the leader of the Jaffna Tamils to consent to territorial representation instead of communal representation. Communal representation was better for the Tamils since the North and East being majority Tamils would have been separately governed. There was little chance of the Sinhalese gaining control over the Tamils and the Tamil areas, if the North Eastern territorial and communal integrity was maintained. Once Hon’ Sabapathy on behalf of the Tamils consented to territorial representation together with the Sinhalese and moved the British to grant territorial representation, the North and East lost their individuality. Once they got what they wanted the Sinhalese leaders went back on their promise to Sir P. Arunachalam. Territorial representation in a single Parliament made the majority in the North East become minorities among the majority in the other Provinces. Still it is so.

Thirdly the Foreign Office official speaks of the stand of the majority. He believes the views of the majority must be considered paramount in any democratic country. This is not so. It is the so called Minorities’ rights which must be primarily ensured in a Democracy. Inter-ethnic tensions, divisions and exclusion that remain unaddressed can easily become a source of instability and conflict as it did in this Country. Dealing efficiently with minority-majority relations in the aftermath of  ethnic conflict is central to achieving a durable peace. In this regard, the protection of national minorities is not only fundamental to enhance social cohesion in diverse societies, but also essential to achieve democratic security, sustainable development and peace in a context of instability. 

Articles 26 and 27 of the ICCPR states as follows:

Article 26

All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law. In this respect, the law shall prohibit any discrimination and guarantee to all persons equal and effective protection against discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Article 27

In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language.

This would show that there are no special privileges to the majority communities in democracies contemplated in International legal documents. It would be seen that it is the so called minorities’ views that no democratic country can ignore. (Vide Article 27 above). I say so called because Tamils are majority in their own areas but referred to as Minorities in this Country working under a Unitary constitution.

I am amused by this gentleman’s following statement- 

It is time the Tamils realized this (that majority rights are paramount) and accepted the thesis that the liberation of all Sri Lankans, irrespective of ethnic or other identities, lies in economic development on an equitable basis.

This is rubbish! How could he talk of liberation of all Sri Lankans? Are the Sinhalese in need of liberation from Sinhalese? We Tamils are in need of such liberation from the stranglehold of the Sinhalese.  But not the Sinhalese from Sinhalese. Probably what he meant was development of all Sri Lankans, irrespective of ethnic or other identities, lies in the economic development on an equitable basis.

It is such development which has become impossible after the War. How could the North and East develop if the Military is stationed in large numbers in the North and East in some places in the ratio of two is to one? How could the North and East develop when the lands in those areas are being grabbed by Central Governmental organizations day in and day out under various pretexts? How could the North and East develop when the Central Government holds the financial and administrative reins over the North and East in its hands regarding any projects? How could the North and East develop when Provincial Councils are not provided with the necessary finances for development? When I was Chief Minister of the Northern Province every cent given to us by the Central Government (though the sum given to us was woefully low) was spent by us. But the Government gave very large sums to its officers at the District Secretariats and most of that money was sent back though the blame was placed on the Chief Minster who had no connection nor control over those finances. 

Therefore economic development on an equitable basis is not possible when the majority community holds the whip hand over all matters pertaining to the minority groups. This is why we have called for full devolution of powers under a Confederal Constitution. Majority Community has no right to harden their views as stated by the Official because we are by International Law entitled to the right of self determination. How could the Sinhalese harden their views when we Tamils of the North and East have always been separate and individual? We did not take over lands occupied by the Sinhalese in the North and East. It is the remnants of the Tamil Buddhists (Demala Baudhayo) that are being put forward for the Sinhalese to further usurp the lands of the Tamils.

*Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, M.P.

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    I share the passing away of a frequent commenter Rohan Johnpillai – RJ1952 – with a lot of sadness. We sure would miss his bold contributions.

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      Dear Nathan,
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      Do you really mean that?
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      Yes, he was bold, and it is sad that people have to pass away.
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      However, he did rile me with his lack of respect for our poorer people. I have his email address – or rather one that had been pseudonymously constructed. Would you let me know whether if I sent my condolences somebody would be able to read what I’ve said?

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        Dear Sinhala_Man,
        I knew his entire family and relatives. He was young when I had occasions to visit his parents, both well known in Colombo circles. I will get in touch with a family member to get an answer for you.
        Thank you.

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          Dear Sinhala_Man,
          My regrets. My contact has gotten back with a negative response. I’d let them have their right to privacy. Thank you.

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            Thanks, Nathan.
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            Yes, please respect their right to privacy. Usually, when a person passes away, it is best to understand that he was dear to his “loved ones”.
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            As you know, Rohan used to go out of his way to insult our society as a whole. So, unless I’m utterly insincere, what I say won’t be a consolation.
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            We shouldn’t be critical of people without a definte purpose. I’m glad to know that you would have conveyed sincere condolences.

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        Dear Justice C.V. Wigneswaran,
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        You have asked, “Are the Sinhalese in need of liberation from Sinhalese?”
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        Yes, indeed. We, Sinhalese, desperately need liberation from Rajapaksas. Even your near kinsman, Vasudeva, (who is something like a sixth cousin to me – his mother, a Wijesekera Dissanayake being from Urala, Galle District, like my mother, who was a Wijeratne Dissanayake, from the same village), – even Vasu who was “an O.K. guy” has teamed up with Percy Mahendran.
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        Can’t you, Wiggie, give up your subtly racist policies, and be our friend?

        .

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          Why should he?

          Sinhala people must also dream of a Sinhala only nation with no Tamils and no Muslims in part of the island.

          Don’t try to keep an unwilling wife or husband in the marriage. It does more damage than good.

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          Dear Sinhala man,
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          thanks very much. I am in full agreement with you. So would all those stay today that passive being unable to realize what Rajapakshes have been doing with us.
          :
          Any unedcuated leaders of Rajapakshes nature would always address the easy targets to send the message across and become popular.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMVvRksTL64

          He is still very proud of his men having controlled the COVID 1st Wave at the begining… but we perfectly know that not enough PCR tests were performed to that time…. and there are also lot more though they are infected but would not show the symptoms. … at all.. that are the majority of the infected according to the analysts.
          :
          Joke of the NANDASENA… he says, MCC is stopped by him, but the world reported it that AMERICA suspended it…. see how these men get on with the facts.
          :
          See what NANDASENA addresses today while almsot everyone is aware that nothing is done yet today in order to import the vaccine and save the nation

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          Sinhala Man
          Yes, indeed. We, Sinhalese, desperately need liberation from Rajapaksas

          ===============
          no not just from the Rajapaksas.
          as I have stated elsewhere here the Sinhala people need liberation from the racist poison they have been fed since 1949.

          and their children are inheriting it due to the segregation of the two communities starting form their first day at school

          Yes Tamils also need to liberate themselves from the racist poison which was in reaction to the Sinhala Racist poison
          ========================
          Sinhala Man :Can’t you, Wiggie, give up your subtly racist policies, and be our friend?
          =====
          can you spell out the subtle racist policies of Wiggie for that of the Tamils?
          how can Tamils have racist policies?
          they are not in government
          you mean just demands that sounds racist in the eyes of the Sinhala people ?

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        Sinhala _Man, while I do not know who Rohan J is, I have always felt very sad for the poor on both sides. I come from a very well to do family back home but I was taught great values in life. One thing my parents did not teach me is to be patient with racists. That’s why you would have read my comments ranting away at the racist scumbags. But fortunately my parents taught be great lessons on how to be kind to the poor. We had domestics at home. They were treated with so much kindness by my parents. Poor are poor, most times they are born poor and not afforded the chances in life to move forward. These politicians will never help the poor, they will help themselves. When I was there I saw soldiers from the army from very poor backgrounds and young dying for JR and Athulathmudali while these assholes made millions and moved on. VP and Maheswaran sent young kids to the war front and they all died for what? At the end this country is all broken up………………today we all lost.

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      The Vellala elite in #Jaffna denied the Tamil people to drink water from their wells, to walk in sunlight & were allowed to sit on the floor of the bus. SWRD Bandaranaike made the subhuman treatment of low-caste illegal & passed the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act of 1958
      (Copied) :)

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    I don’t know where to start! I will start from the hardest of things to grasp. North-East were areas were Gothama Buddha lived. He was a Sinhala person. This is what happened in a nutshell. The British takes over and begins digging through the island’s history. They come across “Adam”, son of Abraham of Christianity as well as Islam. It turns out Adam is Gothama Buddha. This could be one reason. There are others too. They conspire and remove the origin of Buddhism to North India. Now the historical link of Adam to Buddha is no longer obvious. They then take a number of other measures. Its all listed here -> https://qr.ae/TUtFWm

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      Hi,
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      I think you have eaten a few too many jambu. Adam is the son of Ibrahim in Christianity and Islam !?!? Hahahahahaha 🤣
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      One of Prophet Ibrahim’s sons were in Makkah and the other was in Hebron and he was born millennia after Prophet Adam. Prophet Adam was the first human that was created by God. And the footprint at Adam’s peak is without a doubt the footprint (the large size being attributed to Adam being large in stature) of Adam when he was put on earth.
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      For anyone who has seen the size of the footprint (Google it if you haven’t) at Adams peak, you will ask yourself how can that be from your budda ?? Did he have one small foot and one large foot ?? Stop trying to steal other people’s history by slapping your buddas name on everything. Did your budda invent the steam engine also ?? What about the wheel, did you budda invent that ?? What about the first car, did you budda imvent that ??

      Are you’ll so ashamed of your pathetic history that you’ll try to steal others ?? Live with your history and stop trying to steal others’ history.

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      J
      When you declared “North-East were areas were Gothama Buddha lived. He was a Sinhala person”, I thought that you were talking of India’s northeast.
      *
      If you have your way you will make history a fun subject.
      The kids will love it as they also can make up their own history lessons.

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        I think you need to take this seriously because over 200,000 people in Sri Lanka already do. They do so with very good reasons. I have left a link to SL citizen above with all the information.

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          Mr.Jambu,
          Well over 200,000 people believe that the Earth is flat. Do you believe it too?

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            Old Codger and SJ,
            Regarding Jambu’s utterance, here is the truth…
            During the last four decades the majority Sri Lankans, especially Sinhala Buddhists have been witnessing a psychological confusion with respect to attitudes of India. They most often felt India as a “regional policeman”, an unfriendly bully rather than a caring elder brother. This anti-Indian sentiment aggravated when India air-dropped dhal in the late 80s and recent decisions taken by India at International Fora to vote against Sri Lanka thereby affecting the cultural ties that the Sinhala-Buddhists had with India for thousands of years. For example, even the last king of Sri Lanka (Kandy) was an import from India. On one side, they have developed a burning fire within themselves against India but on the other side, the originator of their religion, Buddha and the initiator of their race, Vijaya according to their bible of history, “Mahawansa” were Indians. Due to the above reason, the majority Sinhala-Buddhists were looking for a Sri Lankan birth certificate to Buddha and digging the graves of the mythical “Ravana” to replace Vijaya in order to negate the claims of Indian originated race stated in the Pali Chronicles Mahawansa and Dipawansa.
            Continued…

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              Continued from above…
              With the support of the Chinese, they launched a long-term project ‘Lanka is the birthplace of Buddha’ and initiated a ‘Raavana cult’ to break the bond that the people of Sri Lanka have with India due to the Buddha and prince Vijaya. With Chinese money, they have bought university professors/academics, highly educated professionals and the educated Buddhist clergy for this campaign and a remarkable literature has been woven rejecting the Pali chronicles and parts of the Pali cannon. The original Buddhist history and some parts of the original Buddhist scriptures were rejected as an anti-national conspiracy to hide the truth. They have written many books in Sinhala on ‘Buddha’s birth place in Sri Lanka’ and the ‘Raavana’ story thereby rejecting the Vijaya story as a myth. Stage dramas, teledramas and movies are also produced on ‘Raavana’ story. They have also adopted ‘Siv-Hela’ as the four original tribes of Lanka rejecting ‘Sinhala’ originated by Vijaya.
              The newly concocted history is spreading like wild fire among the majority Sri Lankans and unfortunately, the Sinhala-Buddhist society is either not willing or not capable of distinguishing lies and myths from facts. It is tragic to see that the Buddhist religion and the Buddhist history are so badly distorted by the so called guardians of Buddhism.

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                LC
                Resentment of India has a longer history than you suggest.
                India has tried to play big brother on several earlier occasions.
                What evidence do you have for Chinese money to buy people and to promote crazy projects.
                There are things that China does and things that it meticulously avoids doing. The friendship started under a very much pro-West government in 1951 under the Rubber-Rice deal, and survived many changes in government, unlike the relationship with the US, UK and India.
                *
                The Arya Sinhala myth, the Vijaya legend and being thrice blessed by the Buddha are well ingrained into the Sinhala Buddhist psyche as much as myths about Saivam and Tamil in the minds of many Hindu Vellala Jaffna Tamils. (The nonsense repeated frequently by CVW os a sample.)
                The Ravana myth has not taken off to capture the public mind. This newfangled tale will be even shorter lived.
                *
                Try to understand the Buddhism of the Sinhalese.
                It offers 100% loyalty to the Buddha. But allows worshipping a whole host of Hindu gods and trees sacred to the Hindus.
                It tolerates Hindu witchcraft, Hindu astrology and even the caste structure (without untouchability).
                *
                This is amusing stuff. Let us laugh and live long rather than get worked p and pump up blood pressure.

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          JK
          Much larger numbers appear to have taken seriously the COVID syrup.
          Should I take that even more seriously?

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            Why don’t you ask the Moslems who worship at Kuruala?

            “The Muslims believe Arabic rock inscriptions, tombstones at the site and other historical evidences point to a greatly revered Islamic saint who had come on a pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak and meditated in the rock caves for 12 years.”
            https://buddhistartnews.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/kuragala-buddhist-sacred-site-or-sufi-shrine/

            The Moslems take Adam seriously so does Christians. They come here because they know Adam lived here.

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              Why should I ask?
              You said something out of this world.
              That is the issue.
              There are cleverer ways to run away.

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                Something out of this world?

                The Mahavansa currently in circulation does not include 3 chapters. So the British deliberately remove the chapters that connect Buddha’s history to the island.

                This is very much down to earth I’m afraid.

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                  J
                  If “the British deliberately remove the chapters that connect Buddha’s history to the island”, what are the chapters that talk about his three visits to the island?
                  Did the British introduce the relevant text?
                  *
                  One has every right to be foolish by choice, but not so much to expect others to keep company.

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                    The Buddha visits the area known as “Lankadipa”. This is not the entire island. He begins his journey from Jambudipa. This belong to eastern regions of the island. He did not “fly” all the way from Nepal to the island 3 times. He simply walked from the east to the Northern parts of the island where the Lankadipa existed. The link I posted above has a map that shows the path he took.

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                      Mr Jamburatne,
                      Don’t you think it’s interesting that other Buddhist countries have similar stories:
                      “Of particular pride to the Burmese is the legend of the Buddha’s visits to Myanmar. The Myanmar oral tradition and the Sasanavamsa (a record of the history of Burmese Buddhism) mention several such visits.”
                      So according to your findings, the Buddha was a Sinhalese, Thai, Burmese, etc, all at the same time? Wow, I am amazed !
                      And to cap it all, the British removed chapters from the holy books of all these countries! How did they find time to do anything else?

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          Dear J

          Is this is the Jaffna American Mission numbering 200 000?

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        SJ,
        Some of the contradictions and fables in the Mahavamsa are becoming inconvenient to supremacists of a certain inclination. Science and archaeology have both contributed. So these people are reduced to making up a more convenient story. I think 200000 gullibles is an under-estimation.

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          OC
          No quarrel with that.

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        SJ,
        What Jambu is saying is not a joke, it is true.
        The newly concocted history that ‘Lanka is the birthplace of Buddha’ and ‘Raavana’ (not Vijaya) is the forefather of the Sinhalese is spreading like wild fire among the Sinhala-Buddhists.

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          The Sinhalese have many versions of their history and also the Buddhist history. The Pali chronicles is just one of them. Buddha was born in ‘Jambudipa’. Five countries are claiming that ‘Jambudipa’ where Jambu grows well is in their country. Nepal, India, Thailand, Burma and now Sri Lanka. As per the archaeological findings using carbon dating, only North India is proved to be the right place. All others are just mythical stories created from thin air without any solid evidence.

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            L.C,
            Are you sure carbon dating is not being rigged by the perfidious Brits ?

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          LC
          Thanks.
          I guess you meant “What Jambu is saying is not a joke, it is serious.”
          That must be a fair match to the Lemuria (Kumarikkandam) concept flogged by some.

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            SJ,
            You are right, it is very serious and promoted by university educated Buddhist monks and university academics. They have also adopted the Lemuria concept as the land of the Hela tribes (now lost). The ‘Raavana’ story has replaced Vijaya story for the genesis of the Hela or Sinhala race. The ‘Buddha born in Sri Lanka’ story is spreading among the Sinhala-Buddhists like wildfire even faster than the corona virus. It may look like a joke now but in time it will turn into another Mahavamsa. There main aim is to historically dissociate Lanka from India and China is funding for this project.

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              Sorry for a few typing errors…
              Lemuria is supposed to be the lost land of the Hela tribes and Buddha was supposed to be born in this land. Type ‘Buddha born in Lanka’ in utube and you will be surprised…LOL!

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                LC
                I do not take a university degree from anywhere very seriously.
                The best of learning occurs outside the walls of educational institutions

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      Jambu fruit, another day dreamer has joined the CT comment section with his wild imagination. Buddha was no God, he was a prince who relinquished his royal powers and joined the masses. He had no Godly powers. Get over it joker.

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    “These demands (of the Tamil Political Parties before the UN) will only harden the stand of the majority community, whose views no democratic country can ignore.”

    It will not harden the stand of majority community if they know the truth and understand the Buddhism. In Srilanka Sinhala Buddhist Monks and opportunistic Politicians continue to spread the lies over lies. I ask Sinhala majority to tell me do you think that burning of Jaffna library is acceptable to Buddhism? Do you think that Sinhala majority accepts that killing and burying over 60000 Sinhala youth killed and buried under the soil by the Military is acceptable to Buddhism? I ask Sinhala mothers to tell killing innocent Tamil children by Sinhala military is acceptable to Buddhism.?

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      Ajith,
      “I ask Sinhala majority to tell me …”

      Sinhalayo would like to ask Demala minority who came from Hindusthan and settled down in their country:
      ‘Is killing of innocent Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies using suicide bombers, claymore bombs and chemical weapons acceptable to Hinduism and Christianity (Tamil terrorists were either Hindu or Christian) to grab a part of their country to establish a separate State inside their country based on a bogus claim ‘Traditional Homeland?’

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        Eagle ‘dim witted’ Eye, who started the killing in 1957/58/77/83?

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          Tamil from the north,
          “who started the killing in 1957/58/77/83?”
          —-
          Demalu in Yapanaya.

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            Eagle ‘blinded by his own stupidity’ Eye, Tamils did not have weapons then, they only had brains. I guess the intelligence from the north was a bit too much for a clown like you?

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    Through out my school days we always had few classmates originating from Jaffna. Our school vernacular was English. We never saw any difference within or without among ourselves. There was no demarcation line in our cordiality. How did it all go wrong? I wonder Hon. Mr. Vigneswaran carries a chip on his shoulder for being discriminated from becoming the Chief Justice like what happened to his colleague (his name slipped out of my memory) who met his death heavyhearted because he could not reach the apex of his career which every one of us cherish.

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      H
      Was he by any chance on a likely shortlist to become CJ to nurse such grudge?
      He was made a CM with no political or administrative experience, thanks to the squabbles in the TNA.

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        It was the Intellectually and Morally bankrupt FP/TULF Mafia way of dealing with things….just as the Jaffna children’s were sold and used to kill their enemies now it was the timely introduction of Hon CVW turn to carry the blame. For any numpty who has not worked out FP/TULF never had and does not have any capacity to do Economics will never learn anything in the world. I have even seen some Daily Mirror well known analysts who blamed the Judge as suppose to blaming the TNA on this NPC blunder that has apparently upset India the lack of development work that is?

        PLOTE/TELO did the dirty work for the FP/TULF as a dry run first in the killing fields in Jaffna of their opponents followed by and protected by the GOSL only to ID LTTE for the past 40 years with their base now in Colombo.

        Hon CVW is the one who outsmarted them and not the other way around…now he got the share of the kingdom of “Jaffna International Toilet Washers Inc”. Life is good in Jaffna contrary to what you hear is definitely better than the miserable life overseas thanks to whom?? .

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      This is a silly after thought of mine. If we drop Sinhala and Tamil and go back to English, could be a way to solve this Gordian Knot. In school my English was very bad. My English teacher every time I submitted my work, he without fail scratched out my work, rewarding me with a score of a fat zero out of ten. I never gave up. If I can do it everybody else CAN for sure.

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        A very good thought but one has to recognise it is the Sinhala Only act that prompted the FP to incorporate Tamil as part of whatever demands/plans they had in their arsenal. Otherwise all would have remained as English to the determined of the rural folks of Sinhala and the Oppressed Tamils too. In the process we lost our Late Hon SWRD’s life too.

        1970 we had all going fine with where the Majority Tamils areas will have Tamil use parity. Born 1963 and studied in Tamil upto my A/L and did not have any issues. Now we have Tamil as an official language see where we are today?? Look at the tamils in India/Singapore/Malaysia and even our own upcountry Tamils of Indian origin have moved on with their life overcoming all the handicaps as a normal path of progress without any drama through severance.

        So what is different about North and East/ The common denominator the FP/TULF thuggery since 1970….that created /prostituted our “children” to create all the armed groups trained India. A normal land with all we needed with very few people then and no misery..except for the death squads run by the FP/TULF thugs yet to be tried for the killings fields in Jaffna and taken to the gallows.

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          Rumble 2021,
          You have to slow down a bit. Your assumptions are preposterous.
          If not for the resistance of FP/TULF you’d have by now lost even the minimal liberty you are left with today.

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            Dear Nathan

            Preposterous = Federal Party News Paper “Suthenthiran” (New Suthenthiran) and CT should translate this from inception and publish for the world. It is easily done now we have the electronic translators. This should be preserved for generations to come and should be taught in every Media/Journalism institution as to what is “Free and Fair” press and imaginary writing skills etc. The same applies to all the books that was written by the same as the deeds were being reaped our folks paid with their lives.

            I ask the CT to start publishing the entire paper a day that an entire generation grew up reading this well before any other existed as news to humanity.

            The entire wikipedia referencing has to be revisited to amend planet records accordingly.

            If any sister paper of this calibre exist in Sinhala then we should do the same. The world need to learn how these papers editorial celebrated life as death mounted over time. In fact this paper published artless as the party elected and unelected made stage speeches for their opponents to be gunned down in a democracy/more will be revealed as the world reads this paper over time? by then some of us will be dead and gone at least we would have started a new norm for humanity?

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              Rumble 2021,
              I failed to pay attention to the Gravatar. I would not have passed the comment had I had paid attention.
              Your father was a nice man. His untimely death has taken away your capacity to be rational. I don’t argue with unstable minds. Sorry.

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          Mr. Vigneswaran is using the wrong cudgel We cannot live in the past nor in the future. Not tomorrow nor yesterday. It has to be and must be today. The Tamils of Jaffna are highly talented people. He should be marketing their talents and not the ethnicity. Just to give some examples: Third President of Singapore Mr. Devan Nair, the first Foreign Minister of Singapore Mr. Rajaratnam, Mr. Dhanabalan who headed Singapore Airlines and Monetary Authority of Singapore which is same as CBSL, Mr. Y. K. Pillai, most of the Senior Judges, Doctors, Engineers and the list is almost endless who were directly responsible and behind the Singapore success story, originated from Jaffna. They were clean, honest and hardworking people fully committed and diligently carried out their duties. It is the asinine nature of the Singhalese who did the reverse by hiring the talents of Arjun Mahendran ilk and kicking out the smart ones. So no surprises for being what we are.

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      Mr CV.Wigneswaran had said on several occasions that his promotion to the post of Justice of Court of Appeal was unduly delayed

      It implied that his promotion to Supreme Court also would have been delay.d .

      . Had everything happened on due dates he would have been Chief Justice.
      .
      It may be because he was a Tamil and he was justified in having a grievance for being unfairly treated.

      However, he had never said anything about becoming Chief Justice.

      As a Tamil he may have known his limit!

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        S

        “It may be because he was a Tamil and he was justified in having a grievance for being unfairly treated”.

        is there any limit to your imaginary thoughts Mr S??

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      Eagle ‘stupid ass’ Eye, thanks for keeping it brief.

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        All those who reply to Eagle Eye is pouring water on DUCKS BACK.

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      Good one Eagle Eye. You say the same old thing about how the island belongs to the Karawe, salagama, berawe and other slaves brought from India who now claim to be Sinhala. Once we get the Indian vaccine, we all will have something Indian within us.

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    “They have been majority in the North East or the area covered by the present Northern and Eastern Provinces and more extending towards Negombo in the West and Kathirgamam in the East for over 3000 years. The latest excavations prove that. (Check with Professor Pathmanathan and Professor Pushparatnam for details…)”
    I fear that CVW is conning with his usual show of confidence.
    A serious historian will provide concrete evidence.
    What evidence have the two academics offered in support of the claim attributed to them? Certainly CVW can name the relevant texts if there are any.
    *
    There cannot be any written material dating back to 900 BC. The earliest identified short text inscriptions go back to around 200 BC.
    *
    What fraction of the population of this country are descendants of the inhabitants of two millennia ago?
    I doubt if it will even be the order of a percent of any caste or race, except perhaps for the Attho (Vedda).
    Migration from South Asia was massive in this period. Whole communities are descendants of immigrants who mixed with other races from the East and West.

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      All the Sri Lankans have an interest in Geology…a Nation like no other. most of the humanity is known for not taking Geology serious and found it boring except for the Oil and Minerals that makes money???

      I am not surprised we only found monkeys in archeology digging……that will be the case even when the current population die and someone digs in the near future too because…………also the unique case because is an island like Madagascar where things are unique in evolutionary terms I guess…hence the story of Monkeys building the bridge, flying monkeys etc…..amazing lot of folks…who does not know what yesterday was..definitely has no clue what today and tomorrow brings..except we can always become toilet washers elsewhere should we need to find a place to live after all our squander of the paradise for whatever strange reasons we were born on that not sure we deserve????

      Add to the drama Lord Buddha left the luxury life in his Hindu Kingdom/Royal Hindu Family…a hypocrisy of the luxury lifestyle he rejected to set an example/to be a fair dude and pass through SL of all places on earth for a reason?? we needed salvation even then..a bunch of absurd lot….thanks to CT comment section we can see ourselves in a mirror??

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        after all kasipu/toddy/arak does not coast a lot?

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    What Wingeshwaran and his ilk should understand is untill scientists develop a time machine we have to deal with the EXISTING demographic distribution.
    He goes on trying to fool the international community.
    Let the international community draft a possible solution – geographic devolution model- to encompass the political aspirations of at least 90% of Tamil speaking people scattered across the island.

    Soma

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      soman

      Is it true the first ape spoke Sinhala and practiced Sinhala/Buddhism incidentally it was many millennia before the Buddha (the enlightened one) was born?

      If you are in doubt please clarify it with Nalin, Gunadasa Amarasekara, Kamalika Pieris, Channa Masala, Weerawansa, weerasekere, Champika, Raj Somadeva, Ratnavale, , Shamindra, Daily Mirror Editor, Elle and his 70,000 strong saffron brigade, Yahampath (humbug) ……Shavendra, Gota, ……. and all his b***s carriers.

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      History may not be an exact science like physical sciences. History is always the victor’s story.
      History may only be talked very broadly as it evolved over a period

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      Wiggy has elaborated it very well.
      Sri Lankan Tamils are a territorial majority (a minority with a separate territory in which they are a majority). They lived as a separate nation with their own language and culture until the British united the Tamil speaking North to the Sinhala speaking South in 1833 thereby reducing the Tamils to a minority. The Tamils still have a clearly defined Tamil speaking territory, their historic habitat (formally Jaffna kingdom) in the North & East of Sri Lanka as their traditional home where they lived for several centuries. The Tamils are the sole occupants (natives) of both North & East Sri Lanka and South India (Tamil Nadu) when the colonials left. Just like the Arab nation has several countries in the middle-east and North Africa, the Tamil Nation had several countries (Chola Nadu, Pandya Nadu, Chera Nadu and Eela/ILA Nadu) in India and Sri Lanka. Tamil Nadu belongs (Homeland) to the Tamils of India and North & East of Sri Lanka belongs (Homeland) to the Tamils of Sri Lanka. There was a natural bridge known as Rama Setu that existed during the ancient period from Tamil Nadu to North & East Sri Lanka (still visible in the satellite pictures taken by NASA). The Sinhalese living in the North & East today were colonized only after 1948.

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        LC
        I can assure you that CVW is far from the most reliable source of historical information anyone can think of.
        *
        We have to be cautious about the use of the terms nation and nation state.
        The concept of nation state is a capitalist phenomenon. Under feudalism there was no nation like what we understand now. Many kingdoms had mixed ethnic identities within them. Racial mixing was always there; and the development of a powerful state forced imposed identities.
        *
        Most of the time the Sinhalese have been ruled by non-Sinhalese monarchs.
        There was no Jaffna Kingdom before 1215 AD.
        The territory under its control varied in extent, and did not include all ‘Tamil speaking’ regions and was not exclusively Tamil speaking.
        The Kandyan Kingdom held sway over part of today’s Vanni and most of the East. That does not mean that these areas were not predominantly Tamil speaking.
        There is nothing like a pure race that some people like others to believe.

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          S.J,
          Have you heard of the theory that Jaffna Tamils are more connected to Malabar than TN? This goes on the basis that Jaffna Tamil customs, like celebrating the solar solstice, are closer to what is done in Kerala. At the time, Malayalam didn’t exist, so the JT’s speak pure
          non-Sanskritized Tamil unlike TN.
          In case vultures like EE take this as proof of their loony tunes, it isn’t. If true, it dates settlement to pre-Malayalam times, which is even before most “Sinhalayo”

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    Wigne,

    ““They have been majority in the North East or the area covered by the present Northern and Eastern Provinces and more extending towards Negombo in the West and Kathirgamam in the East for over 3000 years. The latest excavations prove that. (Check with Professor Pathmanathan and Professor Pushparatnam for details…)””

    Asking Pathmanathan and Pushparatnam reminds me of the saying “Horage ammagen pena ahanawa wage”

    Anyway, what you should do is collect all these facts and figures and take it up with the UN and west. They will help. If not you can go to Keenie Meenie, and they will help you

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      RAVI PERERA
      the Sinhala Speaking Demela

      “Asking Pathmanathan and Pushparatnam reminds me of the saying “Horage ammagen pena ahanawa wage”

      How does this particular idiom relates to Professors Pathmanathan and Pushparatnam?
      Do you know who they are?
      You must have mistaken them for Wimal Sangili Weerawansa and his cousin.

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        RAVI PERERA
        the Sinhala Speaking Ignorant Demela

        FYI
        Senior Professor Mahinda Somathilake and Dr N A Wimalasena co-edited
        “Essays on History Culture and Foreign Relations: Festschrift For Professor S Pathmanathan.

        Editorial Board:
        Rev Prof Hanguranketha Dheerananda
        Rev Dr Maduaravala Sobhita
        Dr Shriyani Gunaratna
        Dr Rohita Dassanayake
        Senior Lecturer Sumudu Dharmaratna
        Senior Lecturer SAC Feroziya
        Senior Lecturer Malani Chandrika

        Published by S Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd (2016)

        Among the 24 contributors, you would find Scholars from all over the world celebrating Prof S Pathmanathan’s service to his field of specialization, intellect, …. are
        Prof K Rajan India
        Prof S B Hettiaratchi
        Prof Merlin Peiris
        Prof W I Siriweera
        Prof W M Sirisena
        Prof Noboru KaraShima
        Former Prof S Kiribamune
        ….
        ….

        The many scholars who contributed to Prof S Pathamanathan’s Festschrift are world recognised scholars unlike you dumb-ass.

        Advice:
        Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt
        Mark Twain

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          Gon Harak Veddo,

          If whatever you and your current boss say is correct, pls give these facts and figures to the international community and convince them. Then you do not have to beg the sinhalayas for devolution.

          “Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt
          Mark Twain”

          This is more applicable to your idiotic Tamils who tried to convince the international community with concocted history.

          Even now you are not too late. Lets see if you can convince the international community with your version of Lankan history.

          By the way you did not answer my earlier question.

          Is it true that you were a former LTTE member who use to massacre the sinhala villagers ?

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        Gon Veddo,

        “How does this particular idiom relates to Professors Pathmanathan and Pushparatnam?
        Do you know who they are?”

        What do I care who they are. End of the day they are your Tamil fellows.

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          RAVI PERERA
          the Sinhala Speaking Ignorant Demela

          “What do I care who they are. End of the day they are your Tamil fellows.”

          Next time around when you go to beg for favours, ask your handlers first to educate you about people, history, historians, scholars, how they are respected by fellow learned people, ……………….

          Once in a while pull your head wherever it usually is and see the world.

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            Demalo Veddo.

            You are a defeated group of people. Just accept and move on

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              RAVI PERERA
              the Sinhala Speaking Ignorant Demela

              “You are a defeated group of people.”

              I am not sure whom you meant, perhaps your brethren Vellupillai Prabaharan. I believe this island was invaded 30 times in the past 2000 years. The last time when Hindians invaded this island it was your Demela brethren who fought the invading army and sent it back while Shavendra, Sarath, Sarath Weerasekera, Gota, Kamal, …… hiding behind VP’s bum.

              Where were you when all these things were happening in this island, were you having hot Bhaji and Masala chai with your handler?

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                veddo,

                Finally a great piece of entertainment. You still have not answered my question.

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                  RAVI PERERA
                  the Sinhala Speaking Ignorant Demela

                  “Finally a great piece of entertainment.”

                  It was provided free of charge.

                  ” You still have not answered my question”

                  What was your question?

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    A large majority of Demala people (About 98%) who live in Sri lanka are the descendants of Dravida laborers brought by colonial rulers to work for them. If anyone should look after their welfare it is the colonial rulers who dragged them from their homes in Hindusthan and brought them in Sinhale. Instead of looking after them, the colonial rulers left them in Sinhale and ran away. Kindhearted Sinhalayo gave them citizenship so that they can live in Sinhale. Simply because Sinhalayo gave citizenship Demala people should not expect Sinhalayo to look after them or entertain their demands.

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      Other way about Eagle Eye. We kind hearted Tamils allowed you sinhala fishermen (karawe) cinnamon dealers (salagama), drum beaters (berawe) and sundry others to be brought as collies from India by the Dutch and the Portugues. If you fellows go back, our country will be perfect. Any way keep on keeping on with your trash. It has entertainment value.

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        Cicero
        Eagle Eye is a lunatic fringe, he has a habit of blabbering nonsense by concocting stories from thin air (without any evidence), and most of the members have started ignoring him.
        Regarding the coolies from India brought by the Dutch and the Portuguese,
        The Dutch National Archives of the Netherlands where articles written by the Dutch (example: Markus Vink’s report on Dutch Slavery and Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean) talks about settling tens of thousands of South Indian slaves in the Southern parts of Sri Lanka from Colombo to Galle for cinnamon and coconut plantation. Today, all those South Indian slaves brought by the Portuguese and the Dutch have become Sinhala-Buddhists.
        Dr. Paul E. Pieris has published extracts from the Portuguese tombo records which gives the original South Indian names of the present day Sinhalese with Portuguese surnames before their conversion to Christianity and Buddhism.
        Professor of Anthropology Gananath Obeyesekere (in his book “Buddhism, Ethnicity, and Identity,”) states that “viewed in long term historical perspective Sinhalas have been for the most part South Indian migrants who have been sasanized (converted to Buddhism)”
        Professor K.M. de Silva in his book `A History of Sri Lanka`, refers to the migration of the Karawe, Salagama, and Durawe castes from Southern India to Sri Lanka between the 14th and 17th centuries AD.

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      Eagle ‘circus clown’ Eye, this tells me you know nothing about the history of Sri Lanka. Tamils have been there about 3000 years alongside the Sinhalese. How did your ancestors get to SriLanka? On a Boeing 747? Try and read the history of the Sinhalese and Vijaya

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      Eagle ‘donkey kong’ Eye, while the majority of Sinhalese are kind hearted, you are neither Sinhalese nor human. You are a water buffalo!

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    Kindhearted Sinhalayo shared their country with Demala people who came from Hindusthan. Now Demala people want Sinhalayo to share power with them. You give one inch to Demala people they want to take one yard.

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    Sri Lanka is one country and no one can claim, in one area, one community is majority. In Sri Lanka, which is one country we have Majority and Non-Majority citizens. Its time this basic understanding must be accepted by all citizens.

    When we talk about history, whose history or which history of which time period should be considered as the initial period to discuss history? Unfortunately no one can find an acceptable answer to this question because every group with select a time period as the beginning period as it would be the most suitable period to prove their theory. Hence Sri Lankan history based analysis is worthless. What we need is to start focusing on where we are today, we should start from “today’s situation”.

    I agree that no one can claim the Majority rule should be imposed on non-majority communities. However, in a democracy, that is if we can still dream that Sri Lanka is a Democracy, then its important for both Majority and Non-Majority communities to have an “understanding” of the other communities views. Without the “understanding” there will be no acceptance. For understanding to grow there should be respect to the others views.

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      BUD

      “Sri Lanka is one country “Kiss my arse.” This is a Sinhala wet dream.

      Eelam which is situated in the North east and stretching up to Chilaw is a separate country. vide Clegorn minutes.

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        PIRABAKARAN,
        “Sri Lanka is one country “Kiss my arse.” This is a Sinhala wet dream.

        This dumbo does not know what is Eelam. Eelam is the term used by people in Hindusthan to refer to the ‘Country of Sinhalayo’. So, Eelam (aka Sinhale, Seylan, Ceylon, Sri Lanka) is one country and it will remain as one country. Tamils in the North tried to create a ‘Tamil Eelam’. That means a ‘Tamil Country’ in the country of Sinhalayo. By so doing Tamils admitted that Sinhale is the country of Sinhalayo and Tamils who are the descendants of slaves brought to Sinhale by colonial rulers want a Tamil country in the country of Sinhalayo. This will never happen and ‘Tamil Eelam’ is a wet dream of Demalu in the North.

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          Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

          “Eelam is the term used by people in Hindusthan to refer to the ‘Country of Sinhalayo’. “

          Who says so?
          There was no Hindustan in the olden days.
          When was the earliest use of Eelam?
          Where do you find Eelam first used?

          Its alright if you or Somadeva do not have a clue.

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          Eagle fool

          You are good at displaying your ignorance in public aren’t you ? I dont’t know in the Mahavidyalaya where you went to study,but never learnt , they taught you that there was a kingdom by the name of Elam in southern Iran some 6 thousand years ago. The language spoken there known as Elamite language is related to Dravidian.

          Elam in Tamil means orient Elangai in Tamil for Srilanka evolved from the word Elam. Sinhalese in the south are primarily of Tamil or Dravidian origin they are not Aryan as you people falsely claim. It is because Sinhala another Dravidian language is spoken in the South ; Tamils in order to demarcate their territory clearly used the adjective “Tamil” to denote their part of the territory of Eelam. In fact Eelam belongs to the Eelavar who are Dravidians, this will include Sinhala speaking Dravidians as well.

          Tamils ( dravidians) had their civilization in the Indus valley some 5 thousand years ago at the same time as Keeladi in Tamilnadu and Elam in Southern Iran. Scientists accept that people who lived in these three places are Tamils or Dravidians in origin.

          This clearly destroys the North Indian theory that the language of Indus was Sanskrit. If Sinhalese are Aryans then they are total outsiders to South Asia.

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        Piraba

        Catch your… and jump high up… high hopes!

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        You are a defeated group of people. Just accept man.

        Cheers
        Bimal

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      B1,
      Throughout the entire known history this island (Sri Lanka) had Never been a unitary state. It was always a Northern kingdom (Anuradapura) and a Southern kingdom (Rohana), or Kotte/Jaffna/Kandy kingdoms (Ruhunu/ Pihiti/Maya) or the federal Provinces under the colonials. Even after the European colonialists (Portuguese, Dutch and British) arrived, until the British united the Tamil speaking North to the Sinhala speaking South in 1833 for their convenience in administration, the Tamil speaking areas (North & East) remained a federal region.
      Your own Mahavamsa gives enough evidence to prove that Lanka was not one country.
      Elara ruled the Northern kingdom of Anuradapura for 44 years. During the same period, Dutugemunu’s father King Kavantissa ruled the Southern kingdom of Rohana. Both these kingdoms were separated by the river. If you read the Mahavamsa carefully, Dutugemunu’s father King Kavantissa warns Dutugemunu not to invade (Rajarata) the land of the Demelas. He also says, Rohana the region on this side of the river (Southern territory) has enough land.
      King Dutugemunu’s military defeat of the Northern Kingdom of Anuradapura lasted only a few years until the Tamil kings Pulahatha and others took over.

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    Tamils have been telling lies to justify their dream to establish a separate State by grabbing part of the land from the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.

    One of the biggest lies that led to the longest war in Sri Lanka is discrimination against the Tamils. This accusation lacks substance because they were the most privileged community in Sri Lanka. How can the most privileged community, enjoying all the privileges, perks and positions be at the same time victims of discrimination?
    They held a disproportionate share of jobs in the permanent, pensionable, public service wielding administrative power at the highest level. At Independence the Permanent Secretary to the first Prime Minister, D. S. Senanayake was a Tamil, Sir Kandiah Vaithianathan. The first Sri Lankan Army Commander was a Tamil, Lt. Col. Anton Muttukumaru. The second Navy Commander was a Tamil, Admiral Rajan Kadirgamar. The globe-trotting Raju Coomaraswamy was the head of the Treasury. The head of Health Service Dr. S. Chellapah, the popular campaigner against malaria, was a Tamil. The head of the Government Clerical Services Union, the bastion of the Jaffna Tamils was K. C. Nithyanandan, uncle of Minister Douglas Devananda.
    Yet they cried discrimination from day one of Independent Ceylon, as it was known then!

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      They = FP/TULF

      We = Innocent Citizens of SL

      They put the Guns on Us (We)

      You can put the JVP anywhere you want remember the equation has limitation for the number of variables.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      Is it true the first ape spoke Sinhala and practiced Sinhala/Buddhism incidentally it was many millennia before the birth of Buddha (the enlightened one)?

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        Native Vedda,
        What a dumb response? Learn to talk something sensible.

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          Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

          “What a dumb response? Learn to talk something sensible.”

          It appears you agree with my above comment?

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      EE,
      “The first Sri Lankan Army Commander was a Tamil, Lt. Col. Anton Muttukumaru. The second Navy Commander was a Tamil, Admiral Rajan Kadirgamar. The globe-trotting Raju Coomaraswamy was the head of the Treasury.”
      Thank you SO much for revealing why the country was well run those days. We should give capable Tamils and Sinhalese all the top jobs and have the prosperity and splendour back again. All the Sinhalayo can go to Canada, and live on the dole like you.

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        old codger

        “We should give capable Tamils and Sinhalese all the top jobs and have the prosperity and splendour back again. “

        I am sorry I was under the impression Sri Lanka has removed the use and meaning of the word “capable” and substituted it with Sinhala/Buddists.

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    Of course they will.

    Tamil demands both peaceful and violent always riled the Sinhalese and hardened their stance. Expect a backlash and hope it will not be violent.

    The only permanent solution is to split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations equitably. Sinhala Only Nation, Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam. Relocate people (only 15% of the people need to relocate) and close the borders. Each nation will be able to advance as they please. No more discrimination, no more ethnic riots, no more wars (SL’s internal wars have killed far more than all the border wars of India despite India having more than 60 times the SL population) and even the geopolitical war brewing in the region will not translate into a another civil war.

    Until this peaceful solution is given expect violence and racism.

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      Dear Gatam

      You keep missing out the 4th state for the Indian Tamil please as they have nothing in common with the Jaffna Tamils. It is a reality not exposed because of the One Nation Clout will raise its ugly head later.

      Ensure you agree with UN once the see erosion eats the coast away/sea level rise and population growth they will defend each boarders please. Everyone go back to their enclave from day one. For the time being Christians and Hindus will be able to live together but this may change.

      Where would you put the Indian State though?? this can not be the hill country correct?

      Do you think there will be democracy in the 3 new states and whom you think will be the first PM and the respective ministers etc in the new parliament’s? We know for the Jaffna Kingdom it will be the same cabinet as the one we had for the NPC would be great? All the diaspora move back and build the Israel type stat in Jaffna as were told by TULF in 1977 election victory.

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        Rumble, those challenges will totally wreck SL as it is now because there is no unity. When the island is divided into 3 nations, each nation will have better unity to address their problems.

        Democracy or meritocracy or whatever they will have is their choice. Do not try to impose anything.

        If British India was not divided into India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, it would be a pool of blood everyday. Time to peacefully divide the island for permanent peace.

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          “their choice” –

          (1) they have been killing each other since Independence with the FP politics or not….this got spiced up thanks (on behalf the FP/TULF) to the Indians.

          (2) With the FP politics all my batch mates/age group were spraying bullets at each other ( as trained and brain washed in Tamil Nadu training camps)

          (3) Whoever could not take the heat joined GOSL (remained separate in entity until they all become TNA) and ID’ whatever they could to the armed forces as LTTE? what was a fact not fact no one knows. May be many missing are all part of the same now TNA looking for on behalf of the Tamils asking the UN to help?

          (4) LTTE split where North and East is now North only??

          (5) No Diaspora/Indian/Singaporean/Malaysian Tamil children came to be in the front line (including the FP/TULF/PLOTE/TELO) when the heat was on and the armed forces sacrificed their life to end the war.

          (6) TNA did not know what to do with the NPC admin that was kindly given by Hon MR for them to demonstrate capability.

          (7) Now the armed forces presence prevent each Tamil eating each other off alive in Jaffna.

          do you want the TNA to have a kingdom because you love Tamils??

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            then you do not want to give Indian Origins Upcountry Tamils separation and want them to assimilate in Jaffna…..now you taking the love to a new level altogether are you not??

            I can understand the FP/TULF thugs/ignorant souls proposing such a propostrous solution in the absence of VP (I am not a supporter of LTTE but they did have a defined solution and capable of running the show at gun point) and think such a solution exists shows absence of mind/historical prospective/risk analysis….even if one finds they need a solution to some problem of any sort…does not exist any more….. one has to be very imaginative as to why?what? and by who’s interest is being played out in our landscape to date??

            Conclusion – Nothing to do with Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese of SL the Majority who live each other and amongst each other…so who is playing us to date has to be identified now and eliminated??

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              I suspect some foreign hands involved in this misery even in the social forums? to keep this dis unity discussion going?

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      Southern Thullukan Gadam or Jaddam as NV calls and I think is more appropriate. You and the rest of the southern Sri Lankan Muslim elite and politicians , are trying your best to create a fake Sri Lankan Muslim ethnicity , for your own economic and political advantage and to justify this, claim some fake Arab origin , that is only found partially amongst a few hundred families.This also some distant male Arab ancestor , whilst all their other ancestors were Tamils. Now busy Arabising yourselves and fast discarding your Tamil culture and customs and even the tolerant Indian Sufi Islam for various barbaric and extremist Arab forms of Islam. Eg; Wahhabism. The Sri Lankan Muslims are not a separate ethnic group , just because they are called ” Moors” . It is a religious and not ethnic identity. Ethnic Tamil Muslims in Sri Lanka are called ” Moors ” and this name only only denotes their religion and not their racial or ethnic origin.

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        As fodder for your dream of an Islamic Wahhabi fake Arab Isis Caliphate , you are trying to use the poor 100 % Tamil Dravidian , South Indian converted Muslims from the north, east and north west coast , to fight against their fellow non Muslim indigenous Eelam Hindu and Christian Tamils , who are the true sons and daughters of these lands. Whilst you and the rest of the southern fake Arab converted South Indian origin low castes , cozy up to the Sinhalese racists , for more benefits. 72% of the island’s Muslims live in the Sinhalese south , with a lot of Muslim majority ghettoes found in the south but they only claim for a separate Islamic Fake Arab Isis Caliphate in the Tamil areas where 28% of the island’s Muslims live and agitate and radicalize the Tamil Muslims living in these areas to fight and loose their lives for Islam and their Arab masters. You and the rest of the Southern Muslims , especially the rich and elite want to have a nice life and live in harmony with the Sinhalese , deliberately with the help of the Sinhalese establishment , agitate the poor Tamil Muslim peasants living in the north , east and north west coast to fight against their fellow Tamils in the name of Islam.

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          Nonsense.

          Muslims in SL is a distinct ethnic group and they too deserve a nation of their own. They need not live under Sinhala or Tamil rule.
          If Muslims agree to join any of the other two nations voluntarily, let them. But until then grant them their right of self determination. Don’t be so greedy.

          Unless you agree to the 3 nation solution, you have to live under Sinhala Only rule.

          Make up your mind.

          You cannot eat the cake and have it too. You will lose it all!

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            Tell me on what basis are they are separate ethnic group.? Why just because you say so , or some Mullah has decided or just because the British ( who are the root cause of all the problems) and later the Sinhalese and the largely southern Muslim elite and politicians , to divide and rule the island’s Tamils said so. To be a separate ethnic group , even if you speak the same language as the Tamils , you need a separate origin or ancestry from the rest of the Tamils . However this is not so . More than 95% of the island’s Muslims and most of the island’s Tamils are from the same Tamil Dravidian origin and heritage. A little bit of Arab or some distant male Arab ancestor or two within a few hundred families , does not qualify for this. Even these people have more than 80% Tamil Dravidian ancestry and their original ancestor both on the male and female side were Tamil Dravidian converts to Islam. DNA also proves that the Sri Lankan Muslims have minimal Arab and genetically are the same as the island’s Sinhalese and Tamil and all three people are closely related to the people of Southern India. Not to Arabia. Morocco , north India or anywhere else. 99% of the island’s population originated from the ancient Tamil southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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              Therefore the little bit of Arab does not qualify the Sri Lankan Muslims to claim some sort of separate ethnicity and 95% of them are pure Tamils. Deliberately now trying to Arabize your self in everywhere and discard every vestige of your Tamil origin/heritage and just like the Sinhalese Buddhist extremists , creating fairy tales about this Arabization does not qualify for a separate ethnicity. All you do is end up looking like pathetic Arab clones with Tamil Dravidian looks and faces. Now if you follow a religion that is ethno centric and is only confined to a certain people or within a certain ethnicity . You can qualify to be called a separate ethnicity. Following Islam is not. It is a world religion that is followed by many races, ethnicities and linguistic groups. Therefore just trying to use a world religion, a minute amount of distant Arab ancestry , found only amongst a few thousand out of a population of 2 million, and now pathetically imitating the Arabs in all aspects to justify a separate ethnicity will not work. Even the Arabs have clearly stated Sri Lankan Muslims are South Asian converts to Islam( Tamil converts) and only a small number of them have some Arab in them.

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                All Muslim people like the Turks, Malays , North Indians have some Arab but they do not call themselves Arabs and Arabs have a lot of Indian, African , Turkish , Persian and European ancestry , depending from which Arab nation you originate , this is why they are very diverse looking, Does this make them Indian, Persian, Turkish, African, or anything else. Stop being stupid. You are getting away with these idiotic claims , that would have been laughed at in other lands , just because the British and later the Sinhalese want to divide and rule the Tamils for their benefit and selfish Southern Tamil Muslims like you are their tools. No one is of pure origin , like someone here stated , we all are a little bit of something but that little bit is not the mail qualifier, it is the large bit, which is very large amongst the Sri Lankan Muslims . Tamil Dravidian. Conveniently trying to ignore 95%- 98% of your origin and only concentrate on the 2%-5% of your ancestry origin , which hardly makes a dent on who you really are. All this for perceived political and economic benefits. Really what have the island’s Muslims gained by this lies and division?

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            Recent converted Islamic Tamil Immigrants from South India , who only arrived here a few centuries ago , either to trade or as refugees , fleeing Hindu persecution, when the brief Delhi Sultanate rule fell in their original Tamil homeland in South India , have no claim to nation hood or self determination. They have no ancient history in the island of a homeland and ruling lands like the Sinhalese or Tamils. They arrived as refugees or traders and settled amongst the Sinhalese or Tamils. Largely amongst in the former Tamil North West coast that was part of the Jaffna kingdom and then when the Portuguese and Dutch started to persecute them spread to the central and eastern parts of the island. Their claim self determination , strangely only on Tamil areas , where they share a common language , origin and ethnicity with the local indigenous Tamils. They think the indigenous Eelam Tamils are now weak , so can get away with stealing their lands. This absurd claim deliberately encouraged by the Sinhalese establishment and certain Islamic nations , who have a different agenda. This is like the recent immigrants and refugees in Europe claiming for their own land , in their majority ghettoes , where they had settled a generation or two ago. I know they are doing this in parts of Britain and Europe , demanding Sharia and Islamic laws.

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              Come crying for refuge and then once established , breed like rats and claim the lands and homes of the hosts who generously gave you refuge as yours. Look at the history of the north and east, is there anything Islamic ? Everything old and ancient and its history is Tamil . Hindu or Buddhist. Not Sinhalese or Muslim. Come as refugees fleeing persecution and then claim the land is yours and wanting self determination. Is this a joke? The Sri Lankan Muslims as ethnic Tamils, have all the right to live in dignity, practice their religion and be equals to their fellow Tamils in the north and east but have no right for self determination and claim Islamic homelands here , where they only arrived a few centuries ago , fleeing persecution. You seem to be a very ardent advocate for divide and rule and for an Islamic homeland and an artificial Muslim ethnicity , which is really a religious identity . What is your agenda? Agent for the Sinhalese or some Islamic organization or nation to muddy the waters to deny justice for the island’s Tamils and steal as much as possible of their ancient homeland in the name of Islam and an artificial Islamic ethnicity ,which is not an ethnicity but a religious identity. The Sri Lankan Muslims are ethnic Indian Tamils who converted to Islam and arrived here a few centuries ago.

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    Mr. Wigneswaran

    You have said yourself justice C V Wigneswaran MP

    Are you a Judge now to call yourself justice and are you writing this as a judge.

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    Justice CV.Wigneswaran,

    The standard question and answer session of CV.Wigneswaran, commences thus;
    .
    Someone asked me; “One of our Foreign Office official on hearing of your joint appeal to the UNHRC has said as follows”

    Who is this “someone” ? and who is, “one of our foreign office Official”. ? Both are anonymous persons who had formulated the question?.

    Is it because nobody took your appeal seriously and responded harshly?

    Hence, the question is hypothetical? And in the supposed cause of his answer,

    CVW ridicules the questioner unfairly and mercilessly.

    He could very well have written justifying the appeal without an imaginary question?

    Why resort to this dishonest tactics?

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    a correction of a typo. It is “course” not “cause”

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    I have not read either Professor Pathmanathan or Professor Pushparatnam. The evidence from the two historians may not go well with the Sinhalese, because both are Tamils. Check the Hansard for proof that we were left high and dry by the majority community.

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      You need not read either.
      The claimant has the responsibility to cite them with source in support of the 3000 year claim.
      People get away with all manner of fiction by making bogus claims.

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        SJ

        “People get away with all manner of fiction by making bogus claims.”

        Including the claim that China is a peacefully rising country, where people never died of starvation, ………………………………..

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      Nathan

      “I have not read either Professor Pathmanathan or Professor Pushparatnam.”

      Have you read any history book, article, ….. at all?
      You sound like a typical Tamil.
      However please refer to books, articles, reviews, etc written by other world renowned scholars such eminent professors as
      Gananath Obeyesekere
      H L Seneiviratne.
      Sudharsan Seniviratne
      Osmund Boppearachi
      R A L H Gunawardana
      Senake Bandaranayake


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        Native Vedda,
        “world renowned scholars” who got free education from Sinhala tax payers’ money and betrayed Sinhala Buddhists.

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          EE,

          Foolish Sinhala Buddhists are too generous to educate them. 75% of tax payers are Sinhala but 75% of university education opportunities are not enjoyed by them. Blame yourself for misplaced generosity!

          I heard Buddhists in SL have another stupid practice of feeding cobras believing they are their dead ancestors! Funny as hell! Then the cobra bites them!

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          Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

          “who got free education from Sinhala tax payers’ money and betrayed Sinhala Buddhists.”

          Seriously, was it from Sinhala Tax payers money?
          Could supply us with break down of sources of National income between 1920 and 1960 and how it was expended.

          By the way let us also have the break down of various aid packages and investments from foreign countries including Colombo plan, PL480 food aid from USA, …… contribution of upcountry estate workers towards national economy, ….

          Lazy bums go seek information, data, facts, …. truth.
          All you have do is simply pull your head wherever it is now.

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        Native Vedda,
        I don’t pretend to be somebody I am not.
        Define your typical Tamil for me to confirm my category!
        It is time you stop advertising your ‘knowledge’.
        .
        Now to reality.
        I studied history. I studied British history.
        Prof. Pathmanathan was my contemporary at the University.
        I know more people than you’d imagine.

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          Nathan

          Had you read a page a month from Prof Pathmanathan’s numerous articles/books you would not have made a fool of yourself by claiming to be an ignorant. As you we are not discussing British ancient or colonial history although it was seen as white man’s burden to civilise the brown sahibs.

          ” I know more people than you’d imagine.”

          It is not whom you know but it does matter what you know.
          Have a good day.

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            Native Vedda,
            Now you are trespassing your limits. Don’t rush.
            Have you forgotten that once before I made you hold on to your pants tight for drawing silly conclusions on a discussion on Brexit.
            (By the way, Brexit is a done deal, now.)
            .
            Should it have to be Prof Pathmanathan’s version for me to be wise. Wouldn’t I have approached him had I had any doubts on what I was reading from others?
            .
            What matters is not to be uncouth on a public platform. Enjoy your world.

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              Nathan

              “Now you are trespassing your limits.”

              I didn’t know you are rolled into judge, jury, and executioner.

              “Have you forgotten that once before I made you hold on to your pants tight for drawing silly conclusions on a discussion on Brexit.
              (By the way, Brexit is a done deal, now.)”

              Are you getting old very fast?

              “Wouldn’t I have approached him had I had any doubts on what I was reading from others?”

              Please name “others”.

              “What matters is not to be uncouth on a public platform.”

              Good, is it a free advice for yourself?

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    Well well…..we are still awaiting for the elected MP’s surgery report/action list/work in progress & planned scope/mile stones/time line of various activities related the job scope.

    They say one has to keep the brain active in retirement for longevity…..great food/life style in Jaffna combined with Colombo and the World should keep anyone excited about daily life I guess. Not sure if the UN knows Hon CVV’s life story…..this may work against him and his “Tamil” cause(s).

    I am done and going back to doing the Toilet Washing. Good day.

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    Will The Demands Of The Tamil Political Parties Before The UN Only Harden The Stand Of The Majority Community

    Dear Wiggy,

    How can it when Sinhala Lanka under the CRIMINAL President has already succumbed to Indias demand and given away albeit 49% which makes no diference as it is not a PLC. Going round the World with a begging bowl for Vccine when even the African Countrie have already stock piled. Sri Lanka will only start vaccination mid Februaery with only 20%. Sri Lanka is Bankrupt and cant stand on its own feet.
    This is our moment with India flexing its muscles and two ladies with Tamil heritage running the US. Please make a representation to Kamaladevi Harris and Rohini Kosoglu( Formerly Ravintran) to right the wrong and bring Gotha to books.

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    The Sinhala Bhuddist Majaority is fedup with the Tamils because they insisted on a TERRORIST solution and they supported and funded the LTTE terrorists for 30 years!!!

    Wignarwaran should join hands with the current government without trying to be a smart ass.

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    Yep we could sight the following to make our case should we miss to point out the Missionary History of Jaffna and the Tamil Lawyers and the Parliament Made into a Court Room Drama for by the FP/TULF Buch of lawyers at their leisure for which we died since Independence…..the crusade goes on may be because GOSL maintains peace time in Jaffna (at the expense GOSL soldiers life too) made the space so conducive to FP/TULF life style…best of all the world indeed. Hence no invitation/demand all the Tamils in Sri Lanka and around the world should’ve to Jaffna immediately will affect the spoils war for some perhaps.

    (1) Mrs Clintons visit to Amma in Tamil Nadu during the Obama Presidency.

    (2) Scandal, Emil Savundra. The Prince of Con Men…please listen to the end where something else was revealed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn4B5JxM4Ww

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    Funny how the “time period” of this Gentleman Lawyer from SL and his ventures matches with the rest of FP journey since Independence in Sri Lankan/Singapore/Malaysia to date??

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    Are the Sinhalese in need of liberation from Sinhalese?
    ========
    Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist are in a mental siege and mental lock down.
    The poisoning of the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist started by SWRD in 1959.
    Since then they have been slowly but surely poisoned by successive Sinhala politicians both in power and in opposition.

    Now Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist are unable to get out of this mental lockdown
    Every walk of their life is poisoned by two lethargic poison
    Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism
    &
    Tamil and Muslim racism
    they are both inter twined

    Every which wat they turn they see Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism & Tamil and Muslim racism.

    I wont put the blame solely on the Rajapkases.
    The Rajapkases inherited this mental state of the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist and exploiting it for their advantage.

    Is it too late for the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist?
    Can they get out of this mental block.
    they are living the politician life and not their own life

    I can only quote from the beautiful poem of Amanda Gorman beautifully delivered on the inauguration of Joe Biden

    For there is always light,
    if only we’re brave enough to see it
    If only we’re brave enough to be it

    life is here they see is

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      Rajash,
      Typical Tamils who always try to put the blame on Sinhalayo and cover up the blunders and stupid decisions taken by racist separatist Tamil politicians.
      It was racist separatist Tamil politicians like SJV Chelvanayakam and GG Ponnambalam who misled the ordinary Tamil people in Yapanaya playing the racist card. At the time Chelvanayakam formed Federal Party in 1949 and put racism to the minds of Tamil people Vellala Tamils were the most privileged group in Sinhale (Ceylon). Losing privileged position enjoyed under Brits and discrimination are two different things. It was a matter of losing the privileged position and not discrimination. It is high time ordinary Tamils understand that and liberate themselves from this privileged group who oppress them based on caste.
      —-

      “Are the Sinhalese in need of liberation from Sinhalese?”

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        Eagle Eye
        You are blind to see the light and stupid to be a light

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    ” Democracies understand that protecting the rights of minorities to uphold
    cultural identity , social practices , individual consciences , and religious
    activities is one of their primary tasks.” I read it somewhere and not my
    creation and I further read ” Minorities – whether as a result of Ethnic
    Background , Religious belief , Geographic location , Income level or simply
    as the Losers in elections or Political debate – enjoy Guaranteed Basic Human
    Rights that No Government , And No Majority , Elected or Not , should
    remove . ” I Believe , to my knowledge , I included reasonably well , all vital
    sections of groups in a nation , from what I read . Now people must
    understand where they are standing and who their leaders are !

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    Another piece of reading I like to share on this forum is ” On the surface , the
    principles of majority rule and the protection of individual and Minority
    rights would seem contradictory . In fact , however , these principles are Twin
    Pillars holding up the very foundation of what we mean by Democratic
    Government .”
    And it goes on to state ” Majority rule is a means for organising government
    and deciding public issues : it is not another road to oppression . Just as no
    self-appointed group has no right to oppress others , so no majority , even in a
    Democracy , should take away the Basic Rights and Freedoms of a Minority
    Group or individual . ” And now , one can compare , is this the type of
    Government we have in our country ? Is the President aware why he is in the
    Hot seat and not How he got there as he Declared in Anuradhapura that He
    was Elected by the Majority Sinhalese Votes ? I would say this ” The world
    once we thought very big is not anymore any big ! And you are visible ! And
    even in quite opaque days , Dudley Resigned like a Real Gentle Man ! A real
    Democrat for ever , in front of Greedy Rogues !

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    Tamils are an immigrant community in Srilanka. Srilanka is the island of the Sinhalese, however many nonsesical claims Tamils make, these facts cannot be changed. The Sinhalese should seek the assistance of the UN to bring justice to the historical and present sufferings of the Sinhalese caused by the Tamil invasions and occupation of our island. Tamils have absolutely no right to claim a separate state here. Tamils must be granted the right to return to their homeland Tamilnadu. India denied even the Plantation Tamils their right to return to Tamilnadu. This island is too small, and its geography and topography without any natural barriers cannot host different ethnic groups. The ethnic conflict can never be solved, unless Tamils are given the right to return to Tamilnadu. Establishing another Tamil state here, when Tamilnadu exists is quite unfair and unnecessary. It will only bring the present conflict into a more violent dimension, where border and resource conflicts will cause endless wars. Emboldened by the demands of Tamils in the northern and eastern provinces, the Plantation Tamils too are demanding self-determination and a federal state in the hill country! Where will this joke of self-determination for immigrant communities stop?

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      Well said Punchi Brain! You seems to be a very intelligent person to think that if you are a majority in a country, that means the country belongs to you and all others are immigrants. If you take countries like Australia and North America, the whites are the majority. As per your logic, the whites must be the owners of those countries and the aboriginals and red Indians must be immigrants because they are the minorities. Very good logic Punchi Brain, please take care of your brains.
      The biggest joke is, the Sinhalese may be the only immigrants who call others immigrants. LOL!
      The people who call themselves Sinhala-Buddhists today are converts, they were originally Saivate Dravidians.
      All the people of Sri Lanka except the aboriginal Veddas are immigrants from outside. All the major religions practiced in Sri Lanka are also from outside. Irrespective of whether they are Sinhalese, Tamils or Muslims, historically (as per Pali Chronicles) they are immigrants. It is naïve to argue that the Sinhalese are natives because they have a unique language (no Sinhala Nadu in India) whereas the Sri Lankan Tamils are immigrants because their language still exists in India (Tamil Nadu). It is also foolish to believe that the majority race in a country (Sinhalese) is the sole owner of the country and all others (minorities) are outsiders.

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        Punchi Point and Eagle Eye are the two biggest jokers on this forum. Right from the day they appeared in this forum, they continue to cry saying ‘Tamils should go to Tamil Nadu’, LOL! Not only Tamil Nadu but Lanka was also originally a Dravidian/Tamil land. The Tamils who have lived in this island for thousands of years are not going anywhere else other than economic migration to the West. Punchi Point and Eagle Eye can climb to the top of his roof and cry, ‘Tamils go to Tamil Nadu’ but it is NEVER going to happen. Tamils will stay forever and their uprising will also continue forever. People like Punchi Point and Eagle Eye can cry at the top of their voice, ‘Sinhalese are indigenous but Tamils are invaders’ but nobody cares even for a fart, so stupid jokers like Punchi Point and Eagle Eye can hit their head on a brick wall and cry for ever on something that is not going to happen in reality. The Sinhalese (immigrant Vijaya’s people) can climb to the top of their roof and shout at the top of their voice “this is a Sinhala-Buddhist country”, there is no harm in their Blabbering because the Tamils know very well that they are native to both South India and Sri Lanka.

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      Punchi Point
      Punchi Brain
      Punchi Willi

      “Tamils are an immigrant community in Srilanka.”

      Surprisingly you are right.

      “Srilanka is the island of the Sinhalese,”

      As usual you are wrong.

      Sri Lanka has been transformed into an island of descendants of Kallathonie converts from South India, that is Sinhala /Buddhists

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      Punchi Brain

      Read what I have written below and educate yourself.

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    Right to live in peace and dignity but no other right to claim lands , especially from the Tamils only.The Sri Lankan Muslims as ethnic Tamils, have all the right to live in dignity, practice their religion and be equals to their fellow Tamils in the north and east but have no right for self determination and claim Islamic homelands here , where they only arrived a few centuries ago , fleeing persecution. You seem to be a very ardent advocate for divide and rule and for an Islamic homeland and an artificial Muslim ethnicity , which is really a religious identity . What is your agenda? Agent for the Sinhalese or some Islamic organization or nation to muddy the waters to deny justice for the island’s Tamils and steal as much as possible of their ancient homeland in the name of Islam and an artificial Islamic ethnicity ,which is not an ethnicity but a religious identity. The Sri Lankan Muslims are ethnic Indian Tamils who converted to Islam and arrived here a few centuries ago. Right to live in peace and dignity but no other right to claim lands , especially from the Tamils only.

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    This business of dragging the UN cannot be treated something in isolation. Gradually, Sri Lanka is converting itself into a hermit state. Its Banks are shunned worldwide as starters after the ratings falling into rock bottom levels. It is reported that UNHCR will cause the ban of overseas travel of Sri Lankans and freeze their assets. Under these circumstances, majority versus minority distinction becomes immaterial and everybody may face a shortage of living items, akin to the times of Kim Jong Il in North Korea where famines were the norm. Then the environment is fully geared for a Pogrom. In view of sanctions applicable to the fullest extent no further sanctions can be applied as a deterrent to contain the escalation of violence. If foreign “peace-keepers” land to protect persons of certain ethnicities, I am reminded of incidents told to me a respected professional gentleman in 1980’s in the Eastern Province (now deceased) and let me quote him “When IPKF was there Tamil women were required to be without their underclothing so that they can rape women in any corner.” Do we ultimately want our women folk to be live dolls of foreign forces? SHAME!.

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      Good Sense

      ““When IPKF was there Tamil women were required to be without their underclothing so that they can rape women in any corner.”

      On the other hand the Sri Lankan armed forces did not wait until the women removed their clothe. In many cases they were gang raped.

      “Under these circumstances, majority versus minority distinction becomes immaterial and everybody may face a shortage of living items,…… “

      Mind you if those who enjoy absolute power do not treat their people well then the strangers and neighbors will grope the women folks.

      The minorities have been suffering in this island for many many years, it won’t matter if sanctions are slapped on them.

      Every do gooder should stop worrying about the minorities and put some sense into the bigoted (ruling) heads.

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        Hi Native,
        The suffering here is not limited to the minorities. You state that it would not matter to minorities if sanctions are slapped on them. What a preposterous idea is that? So, you like people dying on the streets from a famine like in Kim Jong Il’s time in North Korea? Your statement gives rise to an understanding that you do not care for the minorities even if they they fall dead in the streets. Frankly, this is too much for anybody who respects decency. The reality is that we give a blank check to our elected representatives to have a nice time for the duration of their office to earn for seven generations and there is no way that any sense can be driven into them. Raping by anybody armed to forcibly remove clothes for the act is one thing and the spread of the message that all women folk are live dolls and be prepared for the consumption being suitably attired is quite another. The basic message that I must give to people who wish foreign intervention is what we got, especially those in the North and East from the IPKF as reported by some.

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    Eagle fool

    You are good at displaying your ignorance in public aren’t you ? I dont’t know in the Mahavidyalaya where you went to study,but never learnt , they taught you that there was a kingdom by the name of Elam in southern Iran some 6 thousand years ago. The language spoken there known as Elamite language is related to Dravidian.

    Elam in Tamil means orient Elangai in Tamil for Srilanka evolved from the word Elam. Sinhalese in the south are primarily of Tamil or Dravidian origin they are not Aryan as you people falsely claim. It is because Sinhala another Dravidian language is spoken in the South ; Tamils in order to demarcate their territory clearly used the adjective “Tamil” to denote their part of the territory of Eelam. In fact Eelam belongs to the Eelavar who are Dravidians, this will include Sinhala speaking Dravidians as well.

    Tamils ( dravidians) had their civilization in the Indus valley some 5 thousand years ago at the same time as Keeladi in Tamilnadu and Elam in Southern Iran. Scientists accept that people who lived in these three places are Tamils or Dravidians in origin.

    This clearly destroys the North Indian theory that the language of Indus was Sanskrit. If Sinhalese are Aryans then they are total outsiders to South Asia.

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